FOR THE REGENTS
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FAIR AND WARMER
Latest Deaaine in the State
LXII, No. 86
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1952
'Ike' Wh ips Taft
In Student Poll
By CAL SAMRA
Capturing 51 per cent of 5,131 votes cast; the popular general-
ke'-won an overwhelming victory over all other candidates in The
daily's poll of students during registration week.
Though The' Daily does not pretend the poll was scientific, here
re the results:
With a grand total of 2,658 votes, Eisenhower walloped his closest
ompetitor, Sen. Robert A. Taft, * * *
y 1,683 votes. Taft, who suc-
eeded in mustering only 19 per
ent of the total voje-975, was
eaten by a 3 to 1 ratio.X
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BUT TAFT had one consola- .:,.f
ion: he whipped President Tru-r
aan, who placed third in the -
hree-day presidential preferences
lo11 with 496 votes. The presi-
lent gathered only 9.6 per cent of
he total vote.
The coonskin cap of Sen. _ :
Estes Kefauver, crime-busting<
TV star, attracted 340 votes, 6.6
per cent of the total vote. The
senator from Tennessee placed 4 .
Without reservation, the Deio-
cratic Party was handed a thor-
ough thumping in the poll. The
Republican candidates amassed
4,013 ballots, 78.2 per cent of the
total vote, while the Democratic
candidates pulled in only 20.7 per
cent, 1,060 votes.
Harold Stassen, Republican
presidential aspirant, came in
fifth with 148 votes, 2.9 per cent
of the total-with Gov. Earl War-
ren of California following closely
on his heels with 142 votes, 2.8
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THE ONLY other Democrat
who made a decent showing was
Sen. Paul Douglas of Illinois, who
claimed seventh place with 111
votes, 2 per cent of the total vote.
Supreme Court Justice Fred
Vinson, touted as a. "favorite" of
President Truman, received only
six votes, but " his colleague,
mountain-climbing Justice Wil-
liam O. Douglas impressed 41
voters. Democratic Gov. Adlai
Stevenson of Illinois, another ru-
mored "favorite" of the president,
polled 33 votes.
Republicans w he received
more than 10 votes were: Gen.
MacArthur, 33; Gov. Thomas
Dewey of New York, 31, and
Sen. Joe McCarthy, Wisconsin,
All in all, the "independents"-
everyone from Earl Browder to
Gerald L. K. Smith-grabbed 1.1
per cent of the total vote.
-They were led by Norman
Thomas, past Socialist candidate,
and Henry Wallace, '48 Progres-
sive candidate, who received 29
and 21 votes respectively.
OTHERS WHO mustered six
votes or less were:
Eleanor Roosevelt, 6; Sen. Ful-
bright (D-Ark.), 4; Sen. Hum-
phrey (D-Minn.), 4; former Pres-
ident Hoover, 4; Gov. G. Mennen
Williams, 4; John L. Lewis, 3;
Sen. Russell (D-Geo.), 3; Gov.
Driscoll (R-N.J.), 3; Sen. Lodge
(R-Mass.), 3; Earl Browder, Com-
inunist, 2; Gerald L. K. Smith,
Christian Nationalist, 2.
Sen. Byrd (D-Va.), 2; Paul
... the student's choice
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Hoffman, 2; Paul Robeson, . 2;
Vito Marcantonio, NY Progres-
sive, 1; William Foster, Commun-
ist, 1; Sen. Morse (R-Oregon), 1;
Alf Landon (R-Kansas), 1; Sen.
Dirksen (R-Ill.), 1; Gov. James
Byrnes (D-S.C.), 1; Vice-Presi-
dent Barkley, 1; Gov. Duff (R-
Penn.), 1; Dean Acheson, 1; Ber-
nard Baruch, 1; Bill Halby, '53, 1.
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CAMPUS TAFT supporters were
a bit chagrined by the poll re-
sults, insisted it was nothing but
a "popularity contest."
"It sure was," an elated Dave
Cargo, president of the Stu-
dents-for-Ike Club, replied,
"It's obvious who the popular
choice is. Now all we have to
do is convince the politicians."
Because the poll was uncon-
trolled and unscientific, the re-
sults will no doubt be held in
Though the entire student body
was given an opportunity to vote,
a large number of students regis-
tered a "no opinion."
Another factor to be taken
Into consideration is the fact
that political issues have not
yet been defined. Thus, the
students who voted were prob-
ably strongly committed to one
Moreover, the poll did not take
into consideration t h e back.
grounds of those who voted, an
essential in any scientific sur-
vey. And, of course, an element
of "pressure" is involved in any
poll conducted without secret bal-
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ASSISTANT STUDY Director
Warren Miller of the Survey Re-
search Center said that the Daily
poll was reminiscent of the pre-
'48 election survey by Roper. Rop-
er's poll gave. Dewey 52 per cent,
Truman-37 per cent.
In the end, Truman ended up
with 49 per cent of the vote while
Dewey had only 45 per cent.
OK'd by Lansing
Secrecy of meetings of the
Board of Regents was called legal
yesterday by State Attorney Gen-
eral Frank G. Millard.
The move threw more coals on
the fire of the "closed meeting"
squabble, ignited last week when
the Michigan Press Association
hit the Regents and the State
Board of Agriculture for erecting
procedural barriers against the
press and public.
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MILLARD SAID the- governing
bodies of the University and
Michigan State College are cre-
ated by the constitution without
limitation on their powers. Ac-
tions of the boards are entrusted
to their discretion and judge-
ment, he said.
The controversy, which has
cropped up consistently in bi-
annual State educational elec-
tions, was brought to a head by
the MRA attack and newspaper
articles throughout the state.
Newspaper surveys have shown
that only one Regent and one
member of the MSC body favor
opening - up the meetings. They
are Regent Alfred B. Connable
and Agriculture Board member
OTHER TRUSTEES have fa-
vored the present set-up by which
mimeographed information is
handed out to the press after the
monthly board meetings.
Main reason given by the
twelve officers opposed to open
parleys waS inhibition of frank
discussion if press and public
wpre present. One MSC trus.
tee, Frederick H. Mueller, said,
"We are afraid meetings would
be attended by student report-
ers who are not as experienced
in judging and writing news as
Only Regent waiving comment
on the issue was Vera B. Baits,
who called it "a very complicated
subject." However, a Daily ques-
tionnaire answered by Regent
candidates in 1949 shows at that
time Mrs. Baits favored open
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THE TWO men in favor of lift-
ing the lid of secrecy pointed out
the Regents a n d Agriculture
Board members are elected by the
constituents who should be given
an opportunity to review their ac-
Regent Connable felt "the
Board would grow in public re-
spect and confidence" if its
meetings were open.
"There is no reason why the
Board's business could not be
transacted in full view of the
public," Regent Connable said.
Both boards were named in an
MPA survey of newspaper people
throughout Michigan as out-
standing examples of agencies
which erect barriers to the press.
The Board of Agriculture has
invited an MPA committee to
meet with it Thursday in Lan-
sing to discuss public inspection
of its proceedings. The Regents
have not set a similar meeting.
ELIZABETH, N.J. -(R) - The
third grave air disaster in two
months closed busy, deadly Ne-
wark Airport yesterday.
A clamor arose to keep it closed
"In my opinion, the present
Newark Airport is dead," said Rep.
*T*S * k
THIRTY PERSONS were killed
when a four-engined National
Airlines plane hit this crowded
city like a guided bomb early yes-
terday. It had just taken off
from the airport.
The death toll in the crash
rose to 31 last night when a
horteymogner, Harold De Fiore,
died in Elizabeth General Hos-
Fourteen A thletes Called
DISASTER SCENE-The battered fusilage of the National Airlines DC-6 which ripped into a 60
family apartment in Elizabeth, N.J., lies amidst smoking debris. The death toll in the crash rose
to 31 last night. 40 persons were injured. (See additional picture on Page 7.)
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Crash Death Toll Rises to 31;
Newark Airport Shut DoW
By DICK LEWISj
Fourteen varsity athletes, ten
of them freshmen, have been de-
clared schblastically ineligible for
second semester competition.
The hardest hit team was
Coach Don Canham's Wolverine
track squad which lost five per-;
formers. Three basketball play-
ers, three swimmers, two football-
ers and one hockey star have also.
been ruled out for their respec-
tive current campaigns.
UN Set Against.
Red China Seat
At Peace Parley
Major Davis, Top U.S. Jet Ace,
Killed in Fierce Korean Air Battle
By The Associated Press
Rear Adm. C. Turner Joy told the Communists yesterday by their
own standards Red China is not entitled to a seat at a Korean peace
Meanwhile, fierce air battles that cost the life of America's lead-
ing jet ace raged for the second day over northwest Korea while
ground action remained negligible.
AT PANMONJOM, the chief UN truce negotiator warned if the
Communists insist on discussing - -
PERHAPS THE greatest
TRYOUTS TO BEGIN TODAY:
Evans Here To Direct Union Opera
The arrival of broadway director
Fred Evans in Ann Arbor yester-
day signified the beginning of
seven weeks of hard work which
will be climaxed by the 1952 Union
Opera, Mar. 26 to 28.
With his sleeves rolled up check-
ing the musical score, director
Evans announced that tryouts for
"It's Never Too Late" will be held
from 3 to 6 p.m. today through
Friday in Rm. 3-G, Union.
"With the tryouts beginning im-
mediately we hope to have the
cast selected by the end of the
week and begin rehearsals next
week," Evans said.
IN URGING all male students
with singing or dancing talent of
any kind to audition, Evans em-
phasized that no one will be ex-
pected to rehearse more than
three times a week and that the
rehearsals will not last more thank
By ZANDER HOLLANDER
The seasonal lapse in campus
activity brought no counterpart on
the city scene.,
While most University students
had an uneventful between-semes-
ter vacation, two met with tragedy.
CARROLL KORNEFFEL, '54, a
19 year old Detroit resident, died
in a Windsor, Ont. hospital on Feb.
2. Miss Korneffel's death followed
injuries sustained when the car in
which she was riding smashed in-
to a concrete abuttment near the
Another highway tragedy was
Robert Burleigh, a 24 year old
graduate student in pharmacology,
whose homeward-bound car col-
lided with a truck on Friday. Bur-
leigh, a West Quad resident, was
killed near Elyria, O., on his way
to State College, Pa.
HERE IN Ann Arbor the contro-
versial city amusement tax came
a step nearer to realization last
week as the City Council voted to
put a proposal approving a modi-
fied form of city excise tax on the
April' 7 election ballot.
If approved by Ann Arbor vot-
ers, the measure would permit the
Council to levy a 10 per cent ex-
cise on amusement tickets but
would require specific approval by
the voting public of all other ex-
cises desired by the city.
A "number" of local firms faced
possible Office of Price Stabiliza-
tion prosecution this week with the
announcement that local OPS En-
forcement Director John J. Frank
would seek .injunctions against es-
tablishments, mostly cleaning
shops and bowling alleys, who were
charging over-ceiling prices or had
was that of John Matchefts, lead-
ing scorer of Michigan's defend-
ing NCAA hockey champions. The
Eveleth, Minn., junior had notch-
ed 27 points in 16 contests, com-
pleting his 1951-52 season with a
four-goal effort against Michigan
Matchefts just two months ao
refused a berth on the United
States Olympic hockey t e a m
which is currently encamped in
The loss of three fresh-
m a n basketball competitors
has made Coach Ernie Mc-
Coy's attempt to stay out of thA
Big Ten hoop basement just a
little bit tougher.
Bib Bob Jewell, 6-foot-five-inch
crowd-pleaser from Indianapolis,
is the one of this trio who will be
Elkhart, Indiana forward*Ralph
Kauffman and top prospect Dick
Powless are also missing from the
Wolverine cage ranks.
GENIAL SWIMMING coach
Matt Mann was not so genial fol-
lowing the falling of three top-
notch freshmen. Chicago free-
stylers Ron Gora and Jim Mc-
Kevitt, and Ypsilanti diver Char-
ley Bates all bit the classroom de-
Gora had recently been a
leading figure in two record
shattering events. McKevitt's
most recent win was in the 440-
yard free-style against Purdue,
while Bates had been regarded
as the squad's number two div-
Michigan's Big Ten Title track
hopefuls received a serious blow
when Detroit junior Joe LaRue
Other thinclads missing from
the squad, are Berwyn, Illinois
freshman Dave Hessler, Riverdale
junior half-miler Delance Hyde,
and two football players turned
shotputter, freshmen Leo Schlicht
and Glenn Bowers.
Wolverine football losses were
Flint junior Bill Billings and Ana-
conda, Montana freshman half-
back Ed Hickey. The quartet of
footballers will be eligible next
fall if they mat-e up their defici-
encies this semester.
Four of the dead were trapped
in a 2-family apartment house,
set afire by the thundering crash
of the doomed airliner.
Forty persons - mostly plane
passengers-were hurt, a third of
THE PORT of New York Au-
thority, a bi-state agency of New
York. and New Jersey, which op-
erates the airport and other area
transportation facilities, ordered
the shutdown within three hours
after the national airlines plane
cracked up in the early morning
"In the light of these tragic
events and pending further in-
vestigations," the Port of New
York Authority said, it "closed
all runways at Newark Airport
as of 3 o'clock yesterday morn-
ing and notice to airmen has
been issued to that effect."
Residents of Elizabeth a n d
nearby areas for some time had
been protesting low flying planes
in residential areas and Mayor
James T. Kirk had announced his
city was living under "an um-
brella of death".
GOV. ALFRED E. Driscoll said
the Port Authority had ordered
the shutdown after conferring
with him "because we could not
afford to await action of federal
There was *no indication from
official sources as to when or if
the ban would be removed.
IHariold, Stassen brought his
campaign for the Republican
Presidential nomination to Okla-
He expressed hope of becoming
a compromise candidate at the
GOP convention in July.
MEANWHILE, Oklah'onta Re-
publicans kept their powder dry
for any presidential bandwagon
that may start rolling for Sen.
Robert A. Taft of Ohio or Gen.
Dwight D. Eisenhower.
In a compromise arrangement,
the state GOP convention pre-
pared to 'approve the final four
delegates in a 16-vote Presidential
nominating slate generally regard-
ed as slightly favorable to Taft.
The Senator from Ohio swung
into the Pacific northwest yes-
terday and told Republicans they
must have a presidential candi-
date "willing to present the issues
clearly enough to enthuse" party
such "inappropriate" matters as
the future of Formosa and other
sweeping Asian problems. the
United Nations may block action
on armistice agenda item five-
recommendations to governments
involved in Korea.
The Allies already have said
emphatically that unless both
sides agree on recommendations
none can be made.
The Communists may attempt
to. justify Red China's participa-
tion in a post-armistice confer-
ence in a meeting at Panmumjom
which began last night.
"DURING THE course of the
hostilities in Korea," Joy told the
Reds yesterday, "both the Demo-
cratic Peoples Republic of Korea
and the People's Republic of
China have repeatedly insisted
that the Chinese units engaged in
the hostilities are volunteers and
that their sudden appearance in
Korea was completely unrelated
to any official action on the part
of their political authorities.
"Clearly, the People's Repub-
lie of China would not qualify
(for a peace conference seat)
under your own criterion."
Joy suggested a possible solu-
tion might be to eliminate. all
names of specific governments
from a proposal for a post-armis-
THE FIFTH Air Force disclosed
yesterday that Maj. George A.
Davis, Jr., of Lubbock, Tex., was
shot down in a battle with Com-
munist MIGS Sunday.
In two days of aerial fight-
ing, four Red MIGS were des-
troyed-two of them by Davis
-and nine others damaged.
Allied losses were not revealed
except for the special an-
nouncement that the top jet ace
had not returned.
Officially Davis was listed as
missing in action. However, pi-
lots who witnessed the crash said
the F-86 he flew did notgo down
in flames. They saw no para-
chute before his jet hit the
Davis destroyed seven Japanese
planes in World War I and 14 in'
Korea for an overall total of 21
in two wars.
Truman asked Congress yesterday
to extend existing economic con-
trols for two years and strengthen
them to create "an. invincible
strength in the free world."
"We are just now entering the
period of greatest strain in our
mobilization effort," he said in a
special message sent to Congress.
"We can prevent inflation from
weakening us if we have the will
to do so and the courage to take
the necessary steps."
The President asked for author-
ity to stabilize prices, wages, cre-
dits and rents until June 30, 1954.
The present law expires June 30.
By CRAWFORD YOUNG
University enrollment ebbed to
a six-year low of 17,742 students
for the spring semester.
Registrar Ira M. Smith expects
final tabulations to bring the total
up to about 18,700. But even so,
this will be the low-water mark in
enrollment since the early post-
war days of spring, 1946, when
only 14,481 attended the Univer-
THE REGISTRATION report
showed 15,695 resident on campus,
with 2,047 more taking credit
courses in the six University Ex-
tension schools throughout the
This represents a drop of
about 600 from the first-day to-
tals this fall. However, spring
enrollment customarily slumps a
little from the fall figures,
A larger drop of 1,200 from last
spring is shown by the early regis-
tration totals. The decline, how-
ever, is mostly explained by the
dwindling veteran enrollment,
Smith pointed out. Only 3,943 vet-
erans are now on campus, as com-
pared with 5,765 at this time last
AFTER REACHING a postwar
peak in fall, 1949, of about 24,000.
the enrollment trend -has 'been
It is quite possible this may be
'the bottom point in University
population for some time, if world
conditions get no more unsettled.
University officials are now en-
gaged in a careful study of prob-
able enrollment trends.
A breakdown of enrollment by-
schools shows: College of Archi-
4ecture & Design, 521; School of
Business Administration, 710;
School of Dentistry, 422; School
of Education, 489; College of En- '
gineering, 1,466; Horace H. Rack-
ham School of Graduate Studies,
Law School, .773; College of Lit-
erature, Science and the Arts,
5,197; Medical School, 942; School
of Music, 445; School of Natural
Resources, 204; School of Nursing,
216; College of Pharmacy, 176;
School of Public Health, 150;
School of Social Work, 139; and
Hospital Training, 18.
OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL:
Daily Will Open Ranks to Tryouts
DETROIT -(P)- A prediction
that 'Arthur H. Vandenberg, Jr.,
will announce his candidacy for
the U.S. Senate today came last
night from an already announced
Republican candidate, Dr. Eugene
Keyes of Dearborn, a former Lieu-
Keyes declared, however, that
he was "in the race to stay" al-
though he conceded he had said
in announcing that the entrance
of young Vandenberg "might" in-
fluence him to withdraw.
Dr. Keyes said he failed to get
a pledge from Vandenberg that he
would stay in the race if General
Dwight D. Eisenhower failed to get
Michigan's delegation to the Pres-
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man at least opens the door, to familiarize interested persons
And opportunity will be rattling with the various aspects of Daily
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writing, proof-reading, news and
editorial writing and many other
phases' of journalism.
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