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Minnesota 'U' Fights Polio;
Purdue Turns Away 5.000


The University of Minnesota con-
tinued its fight on the polio epidemic
this week. the biggest epidemic that
has occurred in the United States,
according to Dr. Donald Cown, assist-
ant director of the Minnesota Health
Service. Although 21 children be-
tween the ages of five and 16 have
been treated there, no new cases
among University students have been
reported since the two recent fatali-
A plan for full utilization of higher
education facilities in Minnesota
through a process of joint registra-
tion will be inaugurated this fall as
a measure aimed at giving the esti-
mated 41,000 college students in the
state their chance for a college edu-
The University of Ilinois campus
newspaper, "The Daily Illini," re-
ported this week a strong possibility
that 30,000 prospective college stu-
dents from Illinois will be barred
from entrance to any branch of high-
er education in the state because of
over-crowded conditions. According
to an estimate based on the study of
the education facilities of the state,
AF oL VLabar'
Faces Inquiry
DETROIT, Aug. 17--(P)-Eighteen
officers and business agents of the
AFL Teamsters Union were accused
of an extortion conspiracy and viola-
tion of the State Labor Law in war-
rants announced tonight by Circuit
Judge George B. Murphy.
Judge Murphy, who has been sit-
ting as a one-man grand jury investi-
gating charges of labor racketeering.
said the warrants were the first of,
"what may proveeto be a long series.
The inquiry has been going on since
A grand jury investigation was ord-
ered by the Wayne (Detroit) County
courts after food merchants of the
metropolitan area, protesting union
tactics in an organizing drive, had
accused the teamsters of illegal prac-
A 3,500,000 damage suit was brought
against the union by the Detroit Re-i
tail Meat Merchants Association last1
May. The suit alleged a "coercive
and monopolistic" campaign on the
union's part in seeking "unlawful1
labor objectives." ,
The union had set out to- organize
the clerks of the metropolitan area's1
6,000 food stores. A court injunction(
restrained the union from picketingl
the stores and from demanding thatl
merchants buy 35 monthly permitsf
from the union in order to pick upi
foodstuffs at markets.N

there is room for probably not more
than 100,000 students.
A campaign to fight discrimina-
tion against Negroes is underway at
the University of Illinois under the,
direction of the Student-Commun-
ity Interracial committee. with the
public commendation of President
George ). Stoddard. Six campus
restaurants have been picketed by
members and sympathizers of the
committee for unequal services to
Efforts to salvage the. academic
careers of numerous junior and sen-
ior girls at the University of Illinois
who were displaced by sale of 10
houses in which they had been liv-
ing, resulted in formation of a par-
ents' cooperative, which purchased
three houses in the campus area.
*~ * *
A "split-shift"- work plan for stu-
'lent veterans at Michigan State Col-
lege is being considered as a pogsible
answer to the problem of increased
t cod and housing costs. Although
:till in the idea stage, it shows prom-
ise of enabling the veterans to make
$100 per month to supplement their
overnment incomes. The central
idea of the plan is for veterans to
Iivide a full shift at the larger in-
lustria- concerns in the Lansing area.
A draft of plans for a cooper-
ative tore at the trailer camp at
Michigan State College were present-
2d to President John A. Hannah this
* * *
The Purdue University has been
forced to deny entrance this fall to
approximately 5,000 students, large-
ly out-of-state residents, due to the
critical housing situation and limited
instructional facilities. The estimat-
ed total resident enrollment at the
University is expectedto approximate
12,000, as compared tp the pre-war
peak of 7,121. In addition, 1,000
freshmen students will be admitted at
IS centers maintained by the Purdue
Extension division.
Another headache at Purdue Uni-
sity concerns the housing prob-
lem. University officials have made
an appeal to all householders in
nearby small towns in an effort
to provide accommodations for
approximately 3,000 students who
must be housed in private homes
or be forced to stay out of school.
* * *
An editorial campaign-in the Uni-
versity of Indiana. "Daily Student"
has been launched against the illicit
sale of marijuana, a quantity of the
sensation - provoking weed having
been discovered in a private automo-
bile in Indianapolis last week.
In the midst of the phenomenal,
housing difficulties at the University
of Indiana, as elsewhere, a coed there
has rejected her educational career
because the only room she could
find was papered and decorated in
pink, to which color she claimed she
was violently allergic!

Rules, Redtape, Petty Officials
Obstruct InternationalFlying
By The Associated Press because he spent only 125 hours in
NEW YORK, Aug. 17-People who the air. The way it was, the flight
own airplanes and are planning in- took him 100 days-from Jan. 9 to
ternational pleasure flights would do April 19. He lost eight days because
well to heed the sad story of Alberto of weather. He lost 55 days waiting
Carrasco. for permission to fly from one place
The 26-year-old pilot, Buenos Aires to the other.
born and United States trained, flew The surplus trainers cost him some
more than 10,000 miles from St. Pet- $5,000-a sale price of about $1.904
ersburg, Fla., to his home town in each plus license fees and the like.
a surplus U.S. Army trainer. Weather With no other expenses but gasoline
was a cinch, he says. Human hurdles and oil, he could have got them both
-rules and red-tape and petty offi- home for $1,000. Landing fees, over-
cial:-were another thing, time to customs men, hotel bills in-
Carrasco told of the troubles he'd crred in enforced waiting and other
seen when he came back to New such items ran the cost up to $7,000.
York with a crew of the Brazilian Slowed 1;y Weather
airline, Aero Navigacion de Dodero,.Slowe ather
to ferry a newly bought D-4 passenger Bad weather slowed Carrasco on
plane to Buenos Aires. the Gulf coast and he spent six days
On most of that first homeward getting from St. Petersburg to
flight, Carrasco had with him his Brownsville, where du Temple joined
one-time instructor, Octave du Tem- him. There were weather delays in
ple of Plainfield, Ind. The men pilot- Cayenne, French Guiana, and in
ed two open-cockpit Fairchild PT- Caravellas, Brazil.
19's which Carrasco had bought from These things were comparatively
the Reconstruction Finance Corp, at minor.
Sky Harbor in Indianapolis. In Brownsville, Carasco had to wait
Trip Possible in 14 Days 15 days, paying for outdoor storage
Without human and meteorological of the planes, for export licenses on
interference, Carrasco figured he the planes and clearances from the
could have made the trip in 14 days, Civil Aeronautics Administration and
Mexican Direccion de Aeronautica
Ship Fire Reported
Off Newfoundland
NEW YORK, Aug. 17-()-The
Coast Guard announced today that
the steamer Benjamin Milan sent a
radio message that it was afire 500
miles east of Newfoundland.
The radio message, received at 2
p.m., (EDT) said "Fire in coal car-
go; condition serious but not criti-
Arthur Hensen, master of the
freighter, added in his message that
he was attempting to make St. John's,
The freighter, shippings lists show-
ed, is owned by the War Shipping
Administration, and was last listed
as operated by the American South
African Line. Yon A

PRESIDENT GOES ABOARD YACHT-Smiling and bareheaded, Presi-
dent Truman walks up the gangplank to board the yacht Williams-
burgh at Washington. He was bound for an 18-day vacation cruise in
the Narragansett bay area and along the cost of Maine in his first' offi-
cial vacation since entering the White House.

* * *

* * *

MacArthur Is Reported To Have.
Refuted Presidential Candidacy

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, President Truman
is reported to have the assurance of
at least one sometimes-mentioned
presidential prospect that he will
not be a candidate to succeed him.
When a Senate committee recently
visited the Orient, one member is
said to have borne a message from
the President to Gen. Douglas Mac-
Arthur, assuring the General of the

President's backing in his job of
governing Japan. The President also
story, that if MacArthur wanted Mr.
Truman's job, to just come and get
MacArthur, mentioned as a possible
Republican nominee, was said to have
sent word to the President that if
Mr. Truman found any general run-
ing against him in 1948, it would not
be MacArthur.

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COURSE!' 1'VE GOT on the air
Li STE N TO 7:00A.s.to
7:30 P.M.
T Ain August
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Speech, in conjunction with the
School of Music Monday, Aug. 19,
8:30 p.m., Lydia Mendelssohn The-
The regular meeting of the Uni-
versity Women's Veterans Associa-
tion will be held at 7:00 p.m. Mon-
day, Aug. 19, at the Michigan League.
Plans for the fall program will be
discussed, and all interested women
veterans are urged to attend.
"The Late Christopher Bean," com-
edy by Sidney Howard, will be pre-.
sented by the department of speech
Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, admission free
to the public. This play will be staged
by advanced students in dramatics as
a laboratory production showing the
type of play which can be done in
Be they round, square, flat
-for that Michigan "Crew-
Cut" at the
Between State & Michigan Theaters

the average High School. Tickets are
available at the theatre box office.
First Church of Christ, Scientist,
409 S. Division Street.
Wednesday evening service at 8:00.
Sunday morning service at 10:30.
Subject: "Soul."
Sunday school at 11:45.
A special reading room is main-
tained by this church at 106 Wolver-
ine Building, Washington at Fourth
where the Bible, also the Christian
Science textbook, "Science and
Health with Key to the Scriptures,"
and other writings by Mary Baker
Eddy may be read, borrowed or pur-
chased. Open daily except Sundays
and holidays from 11:30 a.m. to 5
The subjects of coming Sunday
morning services are as follows:
Aug. 25-"Mind."
Sept. 1--"Christ Jesus."
Sept. 8- "Man."
Sept. 15-"Substance."
Sept. 22-"Matter."
Sept. 29-"Reality."
Lutheran Student Association-On
Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the Luther-
an Student Association will meet at

Zion Lutheran Parish Hall and leave
from there for the home of Edith Ols-
son, Dexter Avenue, for a picnic sup-
per and short devotional service.
First Presbyterian Church:
Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m. Ser-
mon, "Some Things Fundamental"
by Dr. R. Worth Frank, Professor of
Philosophy of Religion and Ethics
at McCormick Seminary in Chicago.
The Summer Westminister Guild
will meet for supper at 6:00 p.m. at
the Council Ring on the church
grounds. There will be a discussion
on "A Developing Religious Outlool."
Memorial Christian Church (Dis-
ciples of Christ). Morning Worship
10:50. Rev. F. E. Zendt will deliver
the morning message. The Congre-
gational-Disciples Guild will meet at
the Guild House, 438 Maynard St.,
at 4:30 p.m. today and will go to West
Park for supper, recreation, singing
and worship.






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