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Army Gripes
To Be Heard in
Secret Session
Inquiry To Consider
Caste System Reform
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, March 27-Secret
hearings into complaints about the
Army's alleged "caste system" were
decided upon today, as Gen. Dwight
D. Eisenhower took the position that
"certain reforms" were in order.
Eisenhower, Army Chief of Staff,
asserted that distinctions of rank
"must never imply or condone any
assumption of human superiority."
Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle, chair-
man of a six-man board named to in-
quire into the GI gripes, announced
that the hearings opening tomorrow
would be behind closed doors. He
told reporters the board felt that wit-
nesses would speak more freely that
way than if the sessions were pub-
Gripes Permitted
The witnesses have full consent
from the Army's highest brass to
unload their chests. The inquiry was
ordered by Secretary of War Patter-
son and Eisenhower, who acknow-
ledged that there were "definite
grounds for the type of complaint"
that the board would' explore.
Eisenhower's comment was con-
tained in a letter to Rep. Francis
Case (Rep.,S.D.) which the Congress-
man made public today. Case had
forwarded to the Chief of Staff a let-
ter from Earl A. Hausle, an enlisted
man stationed at Fort Benning, Ga.
Case said that he also had heard
other enlisted men's complaints about
the "caste" system.
Ike Upholds 'Humanity'
"While we must make some dis-
tinction based upon professional at-
tainment andupon weight of respon-
sibility," Eisenhower wrote Case,
"these distinctions must never imply
nor condone any assumption of hu-
man superiority, which is not only
unAmerican and unethical, but is in-
effective in developing the kind of
unit that is necessary to battle suc-
Religious Educator
Will Lecture ~ere
Prof. Ernest J. Chave, head of the
department of religious education at
the University of Chicago, will speak
on "Factors in Religious Growth" at
8 p.m. tomorrow in Rackham Amphi-
According to Dr. Edward W. Blake-
man, Counselor. in Religious Educa-
tion, Prof. Chave is an outstanding
religious educator and a brilliant dis-
cussion leader. He has served as presi-
dent of the Religious Education As-
sociation of the United States for
four years, conducted experiments
in public schools, and directed studies
on a national scale for the Inter-
national Council of Religious Educa-

Prof. Menefee Discloses 'U'
Tested Navy's Bomb Racks



Navy bomb racks were tested at
the University under conditions sim-
ulating actual flying and bombing
situations during the war, accord-
ing an announcement released yes-
Prof. Ferdinand N. Menefee of the
School of Engineering, who directed
the project, said the teszs were car-
GM Continues
To gall Men.
Back to Work
DETROIT, March 27-(1P)-The
back-to-work parade at General Mo-
tors gained momentum today as the
company continued to recall thous-
ands of production workers.
In 18 of.GM's 75 plans, a company
spokesman said, local issues remain
unsettled. Negotiations are continu-
ing at these places.
Largest local still having unsettled
grievances is Flint Buick Local 599.
Union officials there announced a
membership vote has been scheduled
for next Monday on a return to work
pending a complete settlement. Al-
fred Federico, local vice president,
said, eight of 21 original grievances
still are unsettled.
Meantime, GM recalled workers in
its plants scattered throughout the
country on a progressive basis. A
complete recall of all workers in a
single plant requires about 10 days.
The Chevrolet gear and axle plant
in Detroit instructed 6,000 of its em-
ployes to return to work tomorrow.
At Lansing, a general menibership
meeting of Local 602 ratified a re-
turn to work at Oldsmobile and Fish-
er Body plants.
Lindsay To Lecture
Here About China
Michael Lindsay, one of the two
foreigners living in the Chinese Com-
munist area during the war, will lec-
ture here on April 1 and 2.
The lectures will be sponsored by
the committee in charge of the De-
gree Program in Oriental Languages.
They are entitled, "The Problems of
Chinese Unity" and "The Chinese
Communist Area."
Lindsay held the unique position
of first hand observer of the Chinese
communist movement during the
war. He was teaching at the Yench-
ing University, Peking, on Dec. 7,
1941, and upon the outbreak of the
war left immediately for the Yenan
region where he served as technical
advisor for the 18th Army Radio De-
partment. It was he who fixed the
Yenan transmitter for foreign news


ried on to insure that the bomb rak
met Navy requirements for ever
conceivable take-off, flying or land-
ing condition which a bomber might
Four of every 1,000 racks manu-
factured were sent to the University
for testing, Prof. Menefee said. If the
four from each group of 1,00 with-
stood the tests, it was assumed that
the remaining 996 met specifications.
Although each bomb rack weighed
only 12 pounds, it had to be able to
hold and release bombs weigiting
from 100 to 2,000 pounds.
The racks sent to the University
were checked in seventeen tests.
Some of the most severe of these in-
cluded spraying the mechanism with
sand to simulate a sand storm, a
condensation test in which the rack
was operated at high temperatures
and then used after being cooled to
low temperatures, and impact tests
representative of conditions set up
when a plane is forced to land with
its bombs unreleased.
Aid, for Local
Health Needed)
Vaughan Says
The State of Michigan needs "a
well organized public health agency
at the community level," Dean Harry
F. Vaughan, of the School of Public
Health, declared yesterday at the
opening session of the Conference
for Public Officials.
All local officials have a common
responsibility in health promotion,
Dean Vaughan said, and urged the
construction of much-needed hospi-
tals and community health cent er.
located in accordance with a ~Ia e-
wide plan.
Officials Report
The Conference also heard these
reports by public health officials:
Dr. William De Kleine, commis-
sioner of the Michigan Department
of Health, said that delay in public
health measures has been costly to
the community in terms of lost pro-
duction time;
Dr. Bruce H. Douglas, Detroit
Health Commissioner, declared that
Michigan was "weak" in following
up arrested cases of tuberculosis and
said that there are still some areas
in the state which do not have ade-
quate facilities for tuberculosis treat-
Tourist Problems
Gilbert J. Russell, chairman of the
District Health Committee at Petos-
key, said that the "earnest coopera-
tion of all tourist associations in
Michigan is necessary if the health
needs of thousands of vacationers
are to be met."
Provost James P. Adams, in ex-
tending the greetings of the Univer-
sity, declared that "each year edu-
cation must accept larger responsi-
bilities, and the University, dedicated
to serving the people of Michigan,
will make available new facts and
new relationships in h lah . pob-
The Conference will hold its final
sessions today.
Payne Agrees To
Postpone Rae Trial
Justice Jay Payne agreed today to
a postponement of the trial of Prose-
cutor John W. Rae until May 3.
Defense attorneys of the county
prosecutor, who is charged with dis-
orderly conduct, said that business
pressure would forbid their appear-
ance scheduled for Friday.
The County Board of Supervisors
have investigated Rae and charged
him with being drunk Jan. 12.

Downtown: 308 NORTH MAIN

S I N C E R-Pretty Margie
Hughes, daughter of Frankie
Carle, is a featured singer with
"her dad's band.,

1 9 4 6 S W I M S U I T S -Marking the return of two-way stretch swim suits, these Los Angeles
models demonstrated some of the newest styles, Left to right, Robin Wood, Phyllis Young, Marjorie
Saunderson, Angela Foster, Mary Lou Bennett, Betty Maire, Sylvia Morrison, Jean Chester, Connie
Cezon, Mary Talent, Linda Cornell and Shirley Bright.

S T Y L I S H - Judy Thorntonl
(above) New York model,- was
chosen one of America's 10 best
dressed women in a fashion pol.

P ( R A C Y P A T R 0 L--A British high-speed launch (left) passes a Chinese junk as it
volnes into Kowloon Bay in the Hone onz area where the Roval Naiv v warrin mon iracY.


(Continued from Page 4)
all foreign students and their Ameri-
can friends.
Hillel Foundation: mass meeting
at 7:30 tonight at the Foundation for
all those interested in participating
in the production of "Hillelzapoppin."
Committees will be set up, and plans
explained. All are invited.
Coming Events
The Graduate Education Club will
meet on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.
m. in the West Conference Room of
the Rackham Building. A panel dis-
cussion will be held with Drs. Clif-
ford Woody and Max Wingo as par-
ticipants. All graduate students in
Education and faculty members are
The Geological Journal Club will
meet in Rm. 4065 at 12:15 p.m. on
Friday, March 29. Dr. V. E. Monnett,
Dean of the Graduate School of the
University of Oklahoma, will speak.
All interested are invited.
The Graduate Outing Club is
planning a bicycle hike on Sunday,
Mar. 31. Those interested should pay
the supper fee at the checkroom
desk in the Rackham Building before
noon Saturday and should meet
(with bicycles) at the north-west en-
trance of Rackham at 2:30 p.m. Sun-
Sphinx Meeting at 7:15 p.m. Sun-
day, March 31, In the lobby of the
Union. All members on campus, both
active and inactive, are urgently re-
quested to attend to discuss reor-
ganizational matters.
Wesleyan Guild will go roller. skat-
ing Saturday night, leaving the
church at 9:00. All Methodist stu-
dents and their friends are invited to

come to the Guild Lounge at 8:45
to obtain guild identification neces-
sary to stay overtime at the rink. The
lounge will be open Friday night for
those who wish to stay at the Guild
The annual presentation of dances
choral singing, and vocal and piano
solos offered by the girls of Martha
Cook Residence Hall for foreign stu-
dents and their friends will be held
on Sunday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m.
in Rooms 316 to 320 of the Michigan
Union. The program is under the aus-
pices of the International Center. Re-
freshments and a social hour will be
held in the Center following the pro-
Students of Polish descent who
would like to attend the Polonia Club
picnic Saturday, March 30, should
call Edward Mazurkiewicz, 2-3073,
before Saturday.

R 0 C K H 0 U N D S - Preparing for a meeting of the
Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineral Societies in Phoenix,
Ariz., are (left to right) Jane Reed, Catherine Eastburn, Sandi;
Barclay and Nancy Jennings, all of Phoenix,f

Y 0 U N G T R A V E L E R S- Two little natives of Bikini
atoll, among those removed to safety from the atomic bombing
\site, sit on a dugout canoe.f

".They speak
for themselve s"
Linguaphone language sets
in twenty-nine languages.


C E [t V I C C 0 N B I K I N I - Natives gather in the open for the last church services on Bikini atoll, atom bomb-


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