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American Legion
Says Soviet Aim
Is Assault on U.S.
lers Ifestilnoliyyin (ommunists

WASHINGTON, March 24-(A)
--TheHouse Committee on Un-
American Activities heard testi-
mony today that there are enough
Communists in the United States
to form the framework of ten mil-
itary divisions and that their aim

is to soften this
u1(,ltO oate sault
Thle eStinuit1 e

country "for the
the Soviet gov-
to make."
of_. Comm~unist

llege Reds'
Governor Declines
To Reveal U 1Comments
LANSING, March 24- (/P) -
Gov. Sigr discussed alleged "sub-
versive" activities in Michigan
colleges and universities, with Dr.
Alexander G, Ruthven, of the Uni-
versity of Michigan, and two other
college presidents tonight, but de-
clined to reveal what they told
Also present at the discussion
were Dr. John A. Hannah, of
Michigan State, and Dr. David D.
Henry, of Wayne University.
Information Asked
Gov. Sigler said he asked them
"for some information I may need
for my appearance before the
House Committee on un-American
Activities this week."
"They gave me the information
I wanted and we discussed the
matter fully," he declared after
the meeting.
"I'm going to let the committee
members ask me questions and
whatever information I obtained
will be revealed then," the Gov-
ernor added.
Dr. Hannah once before told
Gov. Sigler e believed there were
some Communists in the Ameri-
can Youth for Democracy chapter
on the Michigan State Campus.
No action has been taken to curb
AYD activities at Michigan or
Dr. Henry has recently been un-
der fire from members of the
state legislature for his refusal
to ban the alleged "Communist
front" American Youth for De-
mocracy chapter on the Wayne
Campus. Most recent move of the
legislators was a threat by Collin
L. Smith (Rep. Big Rapids) and
Matthew F. Callahan (eRp. De-
troit) to cut state appropriations
to the Motor City University un-
less AYD was banned from cam-
Dr. Henry said the proposed
cut in state aid would be catastro-
phic to Wayne. Approximately
3,000 additional students, the ma-
.iority of them veterans, have been
admitted on the basis of the
state's commitment to build class-
rooms and a science building at
Wayne, according to Dr. Henry.
ieve Concert
Program ro include
New (omposiiols
A program including new com-
positions and arrangements will
ie presented by the Michigan Con-
cert Band at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow
i Hill Auditorium.
Directed by Prof. William D.
Revelli, the band will play selec-
tions by Darcy, Franck, Henne-
berg, Wagner, DeFalla, Rimsky-
Korsakov, Gallois, Strauss, Gould,
Grofe and Steiner.
Dorothy and Margaret Bossca-
wen and Mary Kelly, sophomores
in music school who make up the
Trumpet Trio, will offer "Triplets
of the Finest" by Henneberg. The
three cornetists have been featured
with the band in concerts on cam-
pus and on tours. Russell How-
land, wind instrument instructor,
has transcribed selections from
Wagner's opera "Parsifal" for the

Party strength and organization
came from James F. Green of
Omaha, chairman of the Ameri-
can Legion's Americanism Com-
mission. Saying there are at least
100,000 communists in this coun-
try, he added:
"here are cadres for ten divi-
sions already on Amei'icn soil."
Bullitt Opinion
William C. Bulhtt, former Am-
bassador to Moscow, made the as-
sessnent of aims, coupling it with
the assertion that if Russia had
the atom bomb "it would already
have been dropped on the United
Russia, 13itt said, "will 1not
choose to attack until it has man-
ufactured atomic bombs in quan-
tity and until it feels that it has
an air force stronger than the
United States."
TThat gives us a certain time "in
which we can say stop to Stalin
and mean it, and he will stop,"
Bullit; said. But Stalin will not
stop of hi own accord, Bullitt.
added, any more than Hitler did.
Atomice Supply
He recommended "emphatical-
ly" that America keep an ample
supply of atomic bombs on hand.
Legion spokesmen endorsed the
measures pending before the un-
American Activities Committee,
one to make membership in the
Communist Party illegal and an-
other to make it unlawful for
Communists to run for federal or
state office, or for anyone to teach
Communism or mail Communist
propaganda. They expressed be-
lief the laws would work and
wanted to go farther.
Bullitt, however, e x p r e s's e d
doubt that Americans are "suffi-
ciently aware of the danger to
them in the existence of the par-
ty and the determination of the
Soviet Union to conquer us." Thus,
he felt uncertain whether the pub-
alties proposed.
As a substitute he suggested
bigger FBI appropriations so that.
Communists could be tabbed and
seized "when the crisis comes" as
easily as were members of the
German-American Bund.
Campaign To
Villagers Will Urge
Legislative Support
An all-out letter-writing cam-
paign to urge state legislators and
the governor to pass an FEPC
bill will be conducted throughout
Willow Village next Saturday, it
was announced yesterday by Jerry
McCroskey, chairman of the spe-
cial committee of the Village AVC,
sponsor of the campaign.
McCroskey declared that ta-
bles will be set up in strategic
places throughout the Village
where tenants may be supplied
with paper, envelopes and stamps
for the purpose. Their letters will
be directed to Governor Kim Sig-
ler, State Senator Edgar F.
Down of Washtenaw County and
Ypsilanti's Representative Joseph
E. Warner.
Last fall, a statewide petition in
behalf of a Fair Employment
Practices Commission netted 200,-
000 signatures, sufficient, ordinar-
ily, to merit placing the issue be-
fore the voters in an April refer -
endurn. The state Supreme Court,
however, declared the petition in-
valid on the ground that it lacked
a proper title.

Sigler Siits
$1,2 to i Cover
MU' DerictAs
Ieae hr i'I4wasIaIVrov(dat nd
eTo tOtherus 10afte ht e
Go. Sigler yesterday approved
an $11,336,590 deficiency appropri
ations bill, including an item of
$1,250,000 for the University of
Michigan, according to in Associ
ated Press report.
The bill was introduced in the
senate where it was approved and
sent to the house after a hot de
bale. The house approved the bill
unanimously two ees ago and
sent it tol tihegovernor for li ill
mihigan Mateeletis r
Go0v. Eigler's action eslacr ly
also gives $2,52,290 to Michigan
State College. The bill is depned
to enable state aenwcis t omee
operating deficit; forthe rest of
the fiscal year, aTiurdigt;A leg
relativ olade-s
some leg ishitors I idalt a .1 eke
tie bill drig the sell, debate,
claiming the colleges were gntilty
of lbadi management in incurring
the extra expenses. Sponios of
the bill refutled the carges, point-
ig C g 1, 1 o at the extraexpenses
had beeiincun'dbeNase Of te
inrereased Uveteran en oll nem't oa
the c'ollege,,.
Other $ rnr
O)th er college rats, accord iol,
1o the Associated Press, include:
Michigan College of Mining, and
Technology $54,132, C~n tral Mich-
igan College of Education, $63,-
835, Michigan State Normal Col-
lege $64,340, Northern Michigan
College of Education $25,110, and
Western College of Education.
Other agencies to re&.eive appro-
priations included six state hos-
The measure also includes 2,-
300,000 to carry direct relief
through June 30, $2,800,000 for
aid to dependent children in the
same period and $1,250,000 to re-
imburse local government for vet-
terans' homestead tax exemp-
Faculty IPaii~
Will Discuss
Foreign Policy
The possibility of war as a con-
sequence of the United States'
present foreign policy will be dis-
cussed by a panel of five faculty
members at 8 p.m. today in the
Union Ballroom.
The subject of the panel spon-
sored by the campus chapter of
the American Veteran Committee,
and open to the public, is, "United
States Foreign Policy-Is It Lead-
ing Us Into War?" Primary em-
phasis will be placed on the situ-
ation in Turkey and Greece.
Speakers on the panel will be
Dr. Chris Zarafonetis, who was in
Greece in December, 1945 with a
U. S. Army Typhus Commmision,
Prof. Wilfred Kaplan of the
mathematics department, Prof.
Theodore Newcomb of the sociol-
ogy department and Dr. Samuel
Eldersveld of the political science
department. Dr. Franklin Li tell,
director of the Student; Religio 0
Association, will be moderator.l
After the speeches the audience

will be given an opportunity U)
question the speakers and engage
in the discussion.
Slide Rule Ball tickets will be
sold from 9. a.m. to 4 p.m. today
in East Engineering Building,
north end of' West. Egineerh
Building and Engineering Arch.
All-canpus 5ev will bwgini to
no rrov.

hone Wo


ationwde Strike on April ;
IJ.S., Britain Hit Arms Reduction


Caiim World
1 "Treidv For
Sideua O ii a
as s
I ,A Ti ;: sii ",'!+J" , N Y., Yiarch
2.1 -T lJiited sate, ard B rit-
ain I old th ulil dI Nat ions al
mot i n union odly that tih'
worldis a. l t i a dy r ordisarm-
auwent l, andon't lbe until iIna-
iora serlity i stal lished
a whc h11 s(ted ihe
t11 ''inat : r ,1) s las i o n rpO ,al5
a pt'ceI by VPoreigi Mimster
VoIotoV tot ll.-thN (Gieneral As-
, E hI iiy l (d , tober, 'r ained
milni O t, oi' hintflomenoiis issue as#
the two westeri power opeldl de-
ge atet, 1h' eirst n metin oft he
I1-- a 1a iol ('oimius.iSri ai o l nIv e
tional arnianmenl i.
Political Feasibility
"When peace is concluded and
security is organized, reduction of
armaments then will be politically
feasible," Amer ican Delegate
liHrschel V. Johnson told the init-
ial arms session on the eve of the
UN's first anniversary in e Unit-
ed States.
Sir Alexander Cadogan, riitish
delegate, declared that the UN
must, estabish international con-
fidence with a global police force
as its bulwark before "any con-c
crete measures to regulate or re-1
duce armaments can be put into
effect .'
Both the speakers emphasizedl
they were ready to go ahead with
a study of arms reduction imme-
diately, but held little hopes forc
early results.l
'Trends Observedc
As the discussions got under
way delegates kept a sharp eye on
Moscow and Washington dis-
patches for trends such as might
be indicated by t he conference be-1
tween Foreign Secretary Ernest
Bexin and Generalissimo Stalin in
the Soviet capital and Undersee-c
retary of State Acheson's state-
ment that Russia is a "potential
aggressor" against Turkey.
"The regulation of armaments
is not itself the ultimate objec-
tive," Johnson said. "The ulti-
mate objective is a world in which
free men can live in peace and
secrity .'
A 1- iiian jury yeesterday found I
Douglas Williais, who figured in
the diria tie escape from Washte-f
naw Couniity ourthoue Saturday,t
ouily of violat ion of the Habitual
Crimiiinal A ct
Williams, the quarry of the
itost intense criminal hunt in the1
city's history, remained at large
for six hours before being cap-,
tured by lloward Rei unant, aln
Anm Arbor 1)1 cemni.
ola ci c ou rt j u ry dehiber=
ated for 30 minut es before deliv-
'ing Ihee'dict, w hich carriess
with it a ma datory life sentence.j
Williamis will .be sentenced atl 9
au.i. tboda by CnC' it. Judge James
-L hieky ,

ers Union



STRIKE AVERTED - L. S. Buckmaster (left), president of the CIO-URW and L. M'. Buckingham,
chief counsel for Goodyear, Goodrich, Firestone and U.S. Rubber shake hands in Cleveland, O.,
(March 23) at a conference table over the agreement they had just signed for an 112 cent wage



increase averting a strike for midnight, Sunday, March 23.

1earEpidetrnc Flitu tbreak
Overcrowds Health Serv ice

More than 1,000 University stu-
dents have been hit by the mild
flu epidemic which has swept the
state during the past 10 days, ac-
cording to Dr. Warren Forsythe,
Health Service director.
Reaching near epidemic propor-
tions, the mild flu outbreak has
overtaxed the 55-bed informary at
Health Service. Unable to use its
emergency 20 bed ward because of
the nursing shortage, the Health
service has been forced to turn
away patients.
Olivet Extends Vacati
The illness, termed an upper-
respiratory disease by Dr. For-
sythe, has reached epidemic pro-
portions throughout the state, ac-
cording to an Associated Press re-
Russian Atom
Control Plan,
[s Criticized
The present Russian plan for
the international control of
atomic energy, proposed as a sub-
stitute for the pkin voted on
unamously by the Atomic Energy
Commission, is only an "Atomic
Kellogg-Briand Pact," Prof. Law-
rence 'reuss, of the political sci-
ence department, declared yester y
Speaking at a meeting of the
Association of University of Mich-
igan Scientists, Prof. Preuss
termed the Russian plan "unreal-
istic" because it is based on the
validity of the promised word.
1"rtliermore, the Russian pro-
>oal for a declaration to outlaw
the use of the atomic bomb is on-
necessary because war was out'-
lawed by the United Nations when
they signed the charter at San
F'va misico, he said.
'The veto power of the great
Powers has brought the atomic
energy tinestion to a virtual im-
passe in the United Nations Se-
eurity Council," Prof. Preuss de-
clared. Unsatisfied with the
American plan which provides for
an international treaty, inspection
and regulation of atomic energy
from the very minute it is severed
from the ore, and punishment of
violations without veto from any
power on the Security Council,
the Russians have resorted to pro-
cedural battles in order to block
the plan, he said.

port. Olivet College, has been
forced to extend its spring vaca-
tion at least one week because of
the outbreak, the report added.
Locally, absenteeism as a result
of the illness has ranged as high
as 50 per cent in some Ann Arbor
public schools. School and health
officials declared yesterday that
the schools will remain open, un-
less continued absences make op-
eration impracticle.
Strikes Suddenly
Dr. Forsythe said that the upper
re-spiratory disease, may strike,
suddenly, causing sore throat,
backache and listlessness, The dis-
ease isdusually of short duration,
he added. Students wh6 contact
the infection were cautioned to
stay in bed for the period of the
fever, and the day after it has
Virus research doctors at the
Schoolsof Public Health have not
as yet been able to identify the
disease. They point out, however,
that protection is not afforded by
the immunization shots given on
campus last fall, because they
are effective only against influ-
enza A and B.
Heifer Is Delayed
Penelope, the two-year-old
heifer who was scheduled to
arrive here yesterday, has been
unavoidably delayed because of
the inclement weather.
Seymour S. Goldstein, presi-
dent of the University Famine
Committee which is sponsor-
ing- her appearance, said that
Penelope would probably be
here Wednesday.

Interest In
Baby Sitter
Device Told
D. Roger MacNaughton, '47E,
the man who built the electric
baby sitter, said last night that
interest in the device has been
growing, and he has made "two
definite sales."
Since the article in The Daily
two weeks ago on the invention,
MacNaughton said he has received
all sorts of "amazing responses."
Sitting Methods
A national Canadian magazine
has asked him to do an article ex-
plaining the method of electronic
baby sititink. A man in New York
wants to know if the appartus can
be connected to many babies all
at once with one sitter (human)
listening for any of the brood to
An irate defender of the home
wrote a Detroit newspaper that
modern science has come to a ter-
rible pass when it invents new
way's for parents to stay away
from their children.
Answering the queries, Mac-
Naughton said that he thinks it
would be dangerous, even though
feasible, to connect the micro-
phone to many babies with only
one sitter to listen. He expresseri
the fear that if two babies began
to yellpat once, one might strangle
himself while the sitter ran to
the other one.
No Home Destroyer,
MacNaughton said that he had
no intentions of having the elec-
tronic baby sitter become a
home-destroyer. He reiterated
that its purpose is to save a use-
less sitter a lot of time and let a
trusty neighbor listen carefully
from across the street.

Blame aon
Bell System
Negotiations May
Avert Walkout
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, March 24 -
The Policy Committee of the Na
tional Federation of Telephone
Workers today voted to call a na
tionwide strike in the Bell Tele-
phone system at 6 a.m. April 7.
President Joseph A. Beirne of
the NFTW announced the action
of the 49-member Policy Commit-
tee at the close of the first day's
session in what was announced
as a week-long meeting.
Unanimous Vote
Beirne said the committee had
voted unanimously to begin a na-
tionwide tieup of telephone serv-
ice by 287,000 members of 39
unions on April 7 at 6 a.m. in each
time zone across the nation.
"The Bell System," Bierne told
a news conference, "by its refusal
to offer counter proposals to our
demands, and by its action in try-
ing to move backwards in contract
matters, has restricted the course
of action of the Federation."
Negotiations Planned
However, Beirne was instruct
to contact President Walter A.
Gifford and Vice President Cleo
Graig of the American Telephone
and Telegraph Company, for ne-
gotiations with the Union's Na-
tional Coordinated Bargaining
Committee no later than April 1.
The negotiations sought by the
union would cover the $12 weekly
wage increase and nine other bar-
gaining items at issue between
the union and the employers.
Washington Conferences
The conferences, Beirne said,
will take place in Washington if
the company agrees.
Beirne told reporters that the
policy committee, on which he
does not have a vote, adopted
three motions unanimously.
One was to call the strike. An-
other was to offer negotiation of
their dispute with the company.
The third was to make this dec.
"In the interest of the public
and in the interest of the people
we represent, our stated policy is
reiterated and every reasonable
effort shall be made to reach a
satisfactory agreement wtih the
telephone management."
Students Drive
Cars Illegally
Many Fail To Report
'47 License Plates
Over 1,500 students are operat-.
ing, cars on campus theoretically
without driving permits, Charles
M. Thatcher, Assistant to the Of-
fice of Student Affairs, said yes.
These students hold University
permits to drive but have failed
to report their 1947 state license
plae numbers and technically
those permits have become null
and void, he said.
Thatcher explained that because
of this failure to report, well over
one-half of the 3,000 students op-
erating cars this semester are do.
ing so without University sanction.
It is necessary for both students
who have University license
plates and those who have special

exemptions to report their state
licenses, he said.
Lost Plane Found
24-A United States Army C-54
Skymaster transport which had
been missing since yesterday after-

Rip Van Winkle Solves Knotty Pro~blem,

World News at a Glance
By The Associated Press
MOSCOW, March 24-Ernest Bevin conferred for an hour and
15 minutes tonight with Prime Minister Stalin, and it was authori-
tatively learned that the British Foreign Secretary urged the strength-
ening and extension of the British-Russian alliance against German
WASHINGTON, March 24-Secretary of War Patterson
urged Congress today to rush aid to Greece lest armed bands led
by Communists seize control.
Secretary of the Navy Forrestal disclosed that four mine
sweepers already have been sold to Turkey and that nation, with
Greece, has called for more naval ships.
'I * *
MOSCOW, March 24-The French delegation proposed to the For-
eign Ministers tonight the suspension of the transfer of Germans

The campus has a new mystery
on its hands.
A poorly dressed man, probably
close to 70 years of age, walked
into the Registrar's Office yester-
day, identified himself as "Rip

According to Mrs. Corbett, "Van
Winkle" said "the student tliought
I was nuts."
Yesterday morning, "Van Win-
kle" brought in the problem with
the solution written out.
On the envelope were the words:

describes where the student erred,
and mentions his own "2x4 brain."
At the bottom of the sheet "Van
Winkle" wrote: "Mr. Civil Engi-
neer, this may never reach you,
but I could not have you laugh at
me to my face- or behid ny
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