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Police Catch
Felon In Six
Hour Search
From Courtroom
Patrolman Howard Remnant, a
soft-spoken five-year police force
Iveteran, quietly ended a hair-rais-
ing six-hour criminal hunt, the
most intense in the city's history,
yesterday afternoon when he cap-
tured Douglas Williams, 22, of Yp-
silanti, described as a "hardened,
vicious criminal."
Convicted of four felonies, Will-
4 lams faced a mandatory life sen-
tence when he was taken to cir-
cuit court by Lieut. Erwin Klager
of the sheriff's department at 9:30
yesterday morning.
N Tommy Guns and Rifles
He broke loose from Klager at
9:58 and before his capture, tom-
my guns, rifles and revolvers brist-
led in downtown Ann Arbor and
I at one time twenty officers, in-
cluding FBI men, poured into the
area wihere he was later captured
by Remnant.
Briefed by Sgt. Joseph Huizenga
at 3:30 p.m., Remnant and other
patrolmen on the afternoon pla-
toon were shown Williams' pic-
"This man is believed to be hid-
ing in the block bounded by North
Fourth and Fifth streets and Cath-
erine and Ann streets," Huizenga
Reinant's Area
The area was in Remnant's beat.
When he got there, patrol cars
were posted at each corner. He
went directly into the alley where
Williams was last seen.
In the rear of the Turner Up-
holstery Company, 212 North
Fourth, he found garage doors
open and an entrance leading
into the basement.
Feeling his way down the stairs,
Remnant flashed his light into
the dark basement. He saw Will-
"What are you doing here?" he
Felon Cught
"I work here," Williams said.
"No you don't. Get your hands
up and get up those stairs."
Williams, unarmed, complied.
At 4:45, Patrol car No. 1 mes-
saged headquarters, "Escaped
criminal apprehended", and broke
a tension that had seized person -
nel throughout the six hours of
harem-scarem chase.
Radio announcements of Will-
Circuit Court Judge James R.
Breakey jr., told Sheriff John
Osborn yesterday that he will
immelliately order the installa-
tion of a "prisoner's pen" in the
circuit court anteroom to pre-
vent further escapes of prison-
ers facing trial.
iams' description brouight in a
half-dozen reports. Scout cars
raced to Pittsfield Village, half-
way to Dexter, and to numerous
places in the city to check them.
Hid in Alley
But when lie was apprehended,
Williams told officers that he had
remained in the area, hiding in a
panel truck until a half-hour be-
See ESCAPED, page 8
Waiter Speaks
To Delegates

Approves PIrpose
01' Fraternity Life
Fraternities can play a vital
role in the over-all education of
college men, Erich A. Walter, Di-
restor of the Office of Student Af-
fairs, declared here in a talk be-
fore delegates from nine Mid-
western colleges and universities
to the annual Provincial Confer-
ence of Delta Upsilon fraternity.
Expressing approval of the pur-
pose of fraternity life, Walter
stated that the problem of fra-
ternities is that the National IFC
Code sets such an extremely high
standard for all affiliated men.
By adhering to that standard,
fraternities can make an impor-
tant contribution to the life of the
campus and the individual, he
SItidentLegi ia ire
Wil Oen Offic






Disloyal overnment Employes;
Federalized Germany Proposed

A view of one of the war-torn buildings at the University of the
Philippines. Almost all University facilities were destroyed in the
battle for the liberation of the Islands.
Drive for Hayden Memorial
Library Will Begin April 14
A fund-raising drive to help establish the Hayden Memorial Li-
brary at the University of the Philippines will get underway on cam-
pus April 14.
The campus drive, under the supervision of a student commit-
tee, is part of a nationwide campaign to be carried on among Uni-
versity faculty and alumni. Purpose of the drive is to create a library
at the University of the Philippines honoring the late Prof. Joseph
Hayden, University political scientist who devoted his life to the de-
velopment of the Philippine nation.
Pledge Subscription.
Under the chairmanship of Phil Licht, '49, the campus drive is
ttentativelyslated to include a stu-

Special Trams
Are Sehediled
Two special trains for Chicago
and New York City have been
scheduled by the New York Cen-
tral System to take students home
for Easter vacation April 4.
Ticket Agent J. F. Dyer has
urged students to purchase tic-
kets as soon as possible because
regular rail traffic is expected to
be heavy over that weekend in
addition to the extra load of va-
eation-bound students.
The eight-coach train for Chi-
cago will leave the Michigan Cen-
tral depot at 1:15 p.m. on April
4 andt the 12-coach train for
New York City will depart at 3 :25
p.m. Reclining seat coaches will
be provided for the trains if avail-
After stops at Jackson, Battle
Creek, Kalamazoo, Niles and 63rd
Street in Chicago, the Chicago
special will reach the Central
Station in the city at 4:45 p.m. It
will be ready for loading in Ann
Arbor at 12:45 p.m.
The New York City special is
scheduled to carry a diner and
dining lounge car in addition to
the 12 coaches.
This special will stop at De-
troit and at Buffalo, Rochester,
Syracuse, Utica, Albany and
Poughkeepsie if there are pas-
sengers fot those stations.
Arrival in New York City is set
for 6:45 a.m. The train will be
ready for loading here at 2:45

dent talent show at Hill Audito-
rium, a pledge subscription cam-
paign. and a "Blue Jean Ball"
April 19 at Waterman Gym.
The name of every student who
contributes to the drive to aid the
Philippine university will be em-
bossed on a scroll which will be
placed in the completed Hayden
Memorial Library, according to
Russ Mullen, '49, who heads the
subscription division of the drive.
Sister University
"It is particularly appropriate'
that University of Michigan stu-
dents aid their fellow students at
the University of the Philippines,
since the two colleges have always
been closely related," Licht said.
Students voted to adopt the Uni-
versity of the Philippines as a
"sister university" in a campus-
wide election last year.
"University faculty members
have been instrumental in aiding
the growth of the Philippine na-
tion,,' Licht added, pointing out
that University alumni played an
important role in the Philippine
government in the years preced-
ing its independence.
One of the key figures in the
growth of its government and edu-
cational system was the late Jo-
seph Hayden, who served as vice-
governor and acting governor of
the islands in the '30's. Hayden
was a long-time member of the
University laolitical science de-
partment. He spent several years
at the University of the Philip-
pines as an exchange professor,
later serving as vice-governor un-
der Frank Murphy. Hayden died
shortly after participating in the
liberation of the Philippines as a
See DRIVE, Page 8

Russian Plan
Is Studied by
U.S., Bri tain
Urge Reich Based
On WVeimar Repuhis
By The Associated Press
MOSCOW, March 22 - Russia
proposed to the Council of For-
eign Ministers tonight that the
future German government ble
based on the defunct Weimar Re~
public which Adolf Hitler used to
climb to power and then de-
Secretary of State George C.
Marshall, expresmg the opinion
that the Russian view was not as
far from those of the U. S., Britain
and France as had been expected,
declared that the Soviet proposals
would be regarded in America as
suggesting a federal form of gov-
ernment as the term is understood
by Americans.
In general, both the United
States and Britain support the
idea of a federalized Germany,
while France is for a loose and
decentralized regime. The Rus-
sian proposals were subjected to
an immediate attack by Britain
and France.
The long-awaited Soviet pro-
posals for Germany, which were
made public for the first time by
Russian Foreign Minister V. M.
Molotov, included a two-chamber
parliament elected by proportional
representation through a list vot-
ing system.
Molotov's .outline for Germany
was the top feature of the day,
which saw the French stand by
their plan for a loose federation of
German states and a British state-
ment on economic principles for
Germany with a 10,000,000-ton an-
nual steel level and a conciliatory
gesture toward the French demand
for coal.
The American memorandum
proposed a recreated Germany
of from 10 to 18 laender (states),
headed first by a provisional
government composed of the
heads of states it specified that
the Allied Control Council would
refrain from direction, opera-
tion or detailed supervision of
the provisional regime's activi-
The U. S. plan states that Ger-
many shall have no military es-
tablishment whatsoever, that no
political party shall have special
privileges, and that the constitu-
tion drawn up by the provisional
government shall be ratified by a
majority of the people and a ma-
jority of the German states.
Will Lecture
First of the newly inaugurated
series of Cooley lectures will be
given here tomorrow by Prof.
Henry Rottschaefer of the Uni-
versity of Minnesota Law School.
The five lecture series will be
given at 4 p.m. in Room 150,
Hutchins Hall and will be open to
the public. Sponsored by the Uni-
versity Law School, the lectures
are named in honor of Thomas
M. Cooley, one of the original law
school faculty members, and later
dean of the school.
The general theme of the lec-
tures will be the social and eco-
nomic changes which have af-
fected the federal constitutions.
Prof. Rottschaefer is recognized

as one of the leading authorities
on Ceonstiiutional law in this ecoum
Academlv Elects
T T/dler -relidenI.

Karpins.i Says GOP Tax Cut
'Would Be 'Gift' For Wealthy

COMMITTEE FOR )EAN BiIRSLEV TEA - The Central Committee in charge of the tea honoring
DIean Emeritus Joseph A. Bursley today is pictured above: Standing left to right, Henry Meyer, IFC
social vchiairmvan; Jean Claire, president of Assem bly; Dick Roeder, president of the Union. Seated,
left to right, Margaret Gage, president of Panhel lenic Association; Ellen Hill, president of the
League. ior details of the tea, see story on page 5.

The Republican-sponsored four
billion dollar tax cut will hand a
full silk purse to the wealthy and
a sow s ear to the lower income
groups, according to Prof. Louis
C. Karpinski, of the mathematics
Twenty-five million taxpayers
will "get a gift of $34 on the aver-
age, including the nine million
lie eet TaX Bill
Comp romise
En1gel ierns Bill
'Rich Man's Law'
WASHINGTON, March 22--W)
-A confident attempt by Repub-
lican leaders to end Senate-House
differences over slashing govern-
ment costs, reducing taxes and
making payments on the debt blew
up today.
Rep. Taber (Rep., N.Y.), chair-
man of the conferees, told news-
men that the House spokesmen
unanimously rejected a compro-
mise by Senate conferees for a
$5,250,000,000 slash in President
Truman's budget.
Amid the deadlock, Rep. Engel
(Rep., Mich.) who opposes the
measure as "a rich man's bill," re-
ported efforts by some wealthy
men to get him to change his po-
Senators who would not permit
their names to be used reported
the deadlock today arose from de-
mands by House members that
the Senators support the income
tax reduction bill now pending in
the House. The measure calls for
a 30 per cent cut for the smallest
taxpayers and 20 percent for most
others and would cost $3,800,000,-

who get nothing," Prof. Karpin-
ski said in a statement to The
Daily. But only 209,000, the rich
minority, will get an average of
$1,100 rebate each.
More than one fifth (785.5
million) of the 3.84 billion dollar
reduction will benefit 65,000 men.
"Every man of these has a net in-
come of over $60 per working day
(not per week)," Dr. Karpinski
said, and each of them "gets a re-
bate of $12,000."
Using figures taken from the
Statistics of Income for 1942, pub-
lished November, 1945, Prof. Kar-
pinski's analysis is similar to one
he presented to the House Ways
and Means Committee, debunking
the Ruml tax plan in 1943.
Rep. Harold Knutson (Rep.,
Minn.), sponsor of the present
tax bill, always counts the nine
million whc will get nothing "as
receiving 371 benefit," Dr. Kar-
pinski charged. "They receive
nothing, and 37% of nothing is
still 0, buys no milk."
Prof. Karpinski has his own sug-
gestion for tax economy. "A cut
of all taxes on incomes below $2,-
000 net would cut off half the in-
come taxpayers, saving millions of
dollars of expense of collection,"
he said.
Ask China Settlement
WASHINGTON, March 22--0)
-Coincidentally with the end of
lend-lease as a separately organ-
ized activity, the government was
disclosed today to have sent China
a reminder that a settlement is
in order on her account of more
than $1,000,000,000.
It called attention to the agree-
ment reached last Aug. 30 that
the Chinese would come in as
soon as possible and discuss set-
tlement terms.

Famine Group
To Inaugurate
Heifer Drive
Campaign To Open
Officially Tomorrow
The "Heifers for Europe" drive
will begin officially tomorrow with
the arrival on campus of a two-
year-old heifer which is to be sent
to Europe.
The University Famine Com-
mittee, which is sponsoring the
drive, has asked every house and
other campus organization for
contributions for the purchase of
heifers to be sent to Europe. This
is one of the five all-campus drives
approved by the Student Legisla-
Heifers, which are purchased at
a cost of approximately $160, are
inoculated and government-in-
spected and shipped through a
reputable relief agency to any
area or individual in Europe desig-
nated by the donor. A field rep-
resentative of the national or-
ganization delivers the animals
in person. The farmers that re-
ceive them pledge to give any ex-
tra milk to needy children and
the newborn calves to other farm-
The campus drive is part of a
national movement sponsored by
the Brethren Service Committee,
which has already shipped oven
2,000 head of cattle to farmers in
France, Greece, Czechoslovakia.
Poland and Belgium. Heifers have
also gone to Mexico, Puerto Rico,
and Arkansas.
The Famine Committee has set
up a speakers bureau which con-
sists of members of the public
affairs group of Lane Hall, and
the president and other members
of the committee. Groups desir-
ing speakers may contact Sey-
mour S. Goldstein, president of the
committee, at Lane Hall.

FBI Directed
U.S. Bureaus
'Loyalty Boards' Will
Be Set Up by Order
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, March 22 -
President Truman tonight ord
ed a purge of all government -
ployes. where there are "reason-
able grounds" to doubt their loy-
alty and set up sweeping new
standards to test it.
His executive order directed a
"loyalty investigation" of every-
one who applies for a job in the
executive departments and agen-
cies, without exception, where now
only questionable applicants are
And it instructed the agencies
to submit the names of all their
present employes to the Federal
Bureau of Investigation for a
check wherever this has not, al-
ready been done.
The Attorney General is or-
dered to make a list, and keep
it up to date, of all subversive
organizations, A person's mem-
bership in or "sympathetic as-
sociation with" one of them will
be ground for stamping him dis-
This blacklist is to include all
"totalitarian, fascist, communist,
or subversive" groups; all that a-
vocate or approve force to deny
persons their constitutional rights;
and all that seek to change the
form of the government "by un-
constitutional means."
Moreover, a "central master Inl-
dex" was ordered set up of all per-
sons whose loyalty has been inves-
tigated since Sept. 1, 1939. itmay
be referred to by all government
The order does not apply to the
judicial or legislative branches of
the government, he emphasized,
nor does it involve changes in pre-
sent security rules of the armed
Supplemental appropriations for
the Civil Service Commission and
FBI probably will be asked. They
may amount to $15,000,000 to
Each agency head, Mr. Truman
ruled, must be "personally respon-
sible" for cleaning his own house.
The establishment of one or
more "loyalty boards" in every
department and agency was di-
rected. Their rulings may be
appealed to a top "loyalty re-
view board" to be set up in the
Civil Service Commission.
Accused employes may sum-
mon witnesses and counsel at
each ste of the hearings.
The chief executive directed
that the agencies, in their check-
ups, may call on any government
investigative agency, including the
FBI and Military Intelligence, for
data. The latter agencies, he spe-
cified, may withhold the names of
"confidential informants" from
their reports where necessary.
Mr. Truman acted under pro-
visions of the Hatch Act which is
designed to "prevent pernicious
political activity." He asked no
legislation, and made his execu-
tive order effective at once, or as
soon as Congress votes the funds
where increased outlays are ne-
Leave Rules

World News at a Glance
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, March 22-A batch of documents laid before
the House Foreign Affairs Committee as "background" on the measure
to aid Greece and Turkey proved tonight to be just that-historical
background, hardly worth the "secret" label.
The documents available were only about half the file, however.
Issuance of the rest was delayed until tomorrow by nechanical diffi-
culties in making ecopies, and some expected that these would be of
more importance.
* * *
PARIS, March 22-Premier Paul Ramadier won a 411 to 0
vote of confidence in the French National Assembly today on his
poicy to stamp out the Indochinese revolution.
Communist deputies abstained from the voting, but backed
the appropriation, and the premier let it he known he was satis-

Universities o Fut

The future of the American pro-
fessional theatre may lie in the
hands of university and little the-
atire groups rather than in those
of the large professional groups
themselves, Margaret Webster,

confront the theatre, and it is
hard for actors and especially
playrights to make a living.
Power of Critics
Conditions have invested critics
with the nower of life or death.

Student veterans who wish to
St R e mtake their accued leave this su-
mer should apply for it before
May 14, Veterans Administration'
regional officials announced yes-
Miss Webster traced the devel- terday.
opment of the "adventure of act- Contrary to previous VA re-
ing" 'on the English speaking ports, graduating seniors are eli-
stage from the miracle plays and gible for leave payments, provid-
vaudeville performances of the ed they make application while
16th century through the Shake- they are still in school.

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