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Latest Deadline in the State


Russia Ousts
U.S. Reporter'
For 'Spying'
Names Newsman'
MOSCOW, April 15-(P)-The
American news correspondent
Robert Magidoff said today he
had been informed by the Soviet
Press Department that his fur-
ther work here was impossible. He
said he was leaving the Soviet
Jnion in two or three days.
His statement followed publi-,
cation of a long letter in the gov-
ernment newspaper Izvestia --
which Izvestia said was 'from
Magidoff's American-born secre-
tary-accusing him of spying for
the United States.
Sretary Quoted
Magidoff said the Press Depart-
ment had told him, in view of this
letter his further residence in the
U.S.S.R. was undesirable.
Izvestia quoted the secretary,
Cecilia Nelson, a former employe
of the U. S. Embassy, as saying
that Magidoff had dispatched re-
ports in U. S. diplomatic pauches,
not subject to censorship.
(In Washington, the State 'De-
partment said U. S. Ambassador
Walter Bedell Smith had cabled
from Moscow a flat denial that
Magidoff served as a spy for the
embassy. Smith said also that
Magidoff had told him Miss Nel-
son's allegations were false.
Magidoff has served the Na-
tional Broadcasting Co., the Ex-
change Telegraph (British) and
the McGraw-Hill Publishing Co.,
of New York. He once was on the
Associated Press staff here.
Manuel Roxas
Succumbs to
Heart Attack.
MANILA, Friday, April 16--(W)
-President Manuel Roxas died of
a heart attack last night at Clark
Field, D.S. air base 50 miles north-
west of Manila.
Roxas was stricken at 2:30 p.m.
and died at 10:10 p.m. His death
was announced early today from
Malacanan Palace, the presiden-
tial residence in Manila, The body
is being returned to Manila
aboard a special funeral train.
Epidio Quirino, 57-year-old Vice
President and Foreign Secretary,
will become President.
While Roxas' sudden death was
unexpected, he had suffered from
a heart ailment for years.
Roxas had been in politics most
of his adult life.
When the Japanese invaded the
Philippines, he was a major in
the Philippines Reserve and he
rose to Brigadier General by the
time of the Bataan surrender.
After fighting as a guerrilla for
a time, he surrendered and then
accepted a post in the Japanese
\puppet government.
The charge of collaboration in-
evitably arose to plague him when
he ran for President in 1946.
General MacArthur issued a
statement declaring that Roxas
had been purposely left behind
and had provided the allied forces
with "vital intelligence of the en-
emy" while masquerading as a
collaborator. A loyalty board ex-

onerated him.
Sheriff Orders.
Dog Roundup
The county sheriff's depart-
ment moved to clamp down on
stray dogs yesterday as another
small girl was bitten.
Alice Miller, 14, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Fred Miller, 5550 Pon-
tiac Rd., received leg lascerations
from a dog owned by George De
Wolfe, 5834 Earhart Road, and
was given Pasteur treatments.
A general roundup of all stray
dogs in the city, starting in East
Ann Arbor, where four-year-old
Carol Mannor was bitten to death,
will be made, Capt. Erwin Klager,
of the Sheriff's Department, an-
nounced yesterday.
The Washtenaw Humane So-
ciety will make available trucks
for picking up dogs.
Police and Sheriff Office switch-

Bogota Violence Called
'Red Horror' in Report


April 15-(P)-The

bloody revolution


wrecked the capital of Colombia was pictured to Congress and the
American people today as a Communist-inspired horror of a kind
that can happen here.
The head of the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency said Jorge
Gaitan, liberal leader whose assassination touched off the Bogota
violence, was a figure like "Henry Wallace in our country"-a man
who played along "with the extreme left and communists."
Tip Off
The intelligence head, Rear Admiral R. H. Hillenkoetter, told a
special House subcommittee that the State Department had been
given advance warning of trouble-including a tip that Secretary of
State Marshall and other U. S. officials might be molested.

But President Truman told a
Court Delays
Lewis Verdict
Until Monda y
WASHINGTON, April 15-)
-The John L. Lewis trial ended
today except for the final judg-
ment. Judge T. Alan Goldsbor-
ough kept Lewis and the country
in suspense by putting off his
decision until Monday morning.
He will announce then wheth-
er Lewis and the United Mine
Workers are guilty of contempt
of court.
Similar to 1946
At a similar trial in 1946 the
same federal judge rocked the
same defendants with a "guilty"
judgment and heavy fines.
Lewis sat massively silent
again today. He didn't so much
as shake his bushy gray hair
whileAssistantbAttorney Gen-
eral Graham Morison, summing
up the government's case, thrust
at him with accusations.
Morison, a short, dark-haired
man 27 years younger than
Lewis, said the issue is simple-
the defendants on April 5 were
handed a court order to end the
soft coal strike and they let ex-
actly one week pass before doing
anything about it.
Accuses Lewis
Morison said John L. Lewis
should be held responsible for his
acts "as well as any other man."
He told the attentive judge:
That Lewis caused the miners
to quit work March 15
That he "well knew" he was
causing it.
Church Group
Meets today
Episcopal student delegates
from three states will participate
in the Mid-West Provincial Epis-
copal College Conference to be
held today through Sunday at the
Episcopal Student Center.
Considering the topic, "Chris-
tian Witness on the Campus," the
60 delegates will hear the Rt. Rev.
Richard S. M. Emrich, Episcopal
Bishop of Michigan, open the con-
ference with a talk on "Evangel-
ism and the Modern Campus"
following dinner which begins at
7 p.m. today.
The first conference session will
be held at 8:30 p.m. today with
Rev. Robert McGregor, Episcopal
chaplain at Oberlin College,
speaking on, "Christianity and
Secular Learning."
Three conference sessions will
be held tomorrow and one Sun-
day at which speakers will discuss
other aspects of the topic. The
delegates will separate into dis-
cussion groups after each major
Climax of the conference will be
a Communion Service at 8 a.m.
Sunday at the church. Schola
Cantorum, the student choir, will
sing at this service.
Rev. John Burt, Episcopal
chaplain at the University, will be
the third conference session
speaker. The lecturesand discus-
sions will be open to students, as
will be dinners by reservation.
Advice Session
Is Successful

The first mid-semester session
of the Course Content Advisory
program held . yesterday, was
called "quite successful" by Blair
Moody, Legislature member in
charge of the program.
More than 50 freshmen and

news conference he didn't know
the revolt was coming. He said
he was as surprised as anyone
Hillenkoetter read the as-
tounded congressmen a March.
10 report from a U. S. agent say-
ing Gaitan supporters were
bringing arms into Colombia for
a revolution.
Colombian Communist
An earlier dispatch said a Co-
lombian Communist, identified
only as "Mr. G.," was "reported
to be the intermediary betweenj
the Soviet legation and Gaitan,
to whom he furnished money."
Grimly, Hillenkoetter said con-
ditions in Colombia are "similar
to those in the United States, ex-
cept that they are advanced a
couple of years."
A congressman just back from
the blood-spattered South Amer-
ican capital, Rep. Donald Jack-
son (Rep., Calif.), put it in
blunter terms in an eyewitness
report to the House:
"The Red tide last weekend
touched the shores of the West-
ern Hemisphere. . . .

Italian Reds
Fight Fascists
Over Election
Violence Marks
Campaign Close
ROME. April 15-(,/P-Commu-
nists and Fascists battled in Ti-
burtino Square tonight with
chunks of concrete as Italy's tur-
bulent election campaign neared
its close.
Heavy forces' of riot police
fought to stop the battle, when
about 2,500 leftists descended with
armloads of heavy missiles on the
dingy square where a rally of the
Nationalistic Italian Social Move-
ment (MSI) was in progress.
Soon the MSI followers were put
to flight, and Communists took
complete possession of the square,
singing theirnsongs, while police
looked on. An airplane overhead
dropped Communist leaflets. -
At least six persons were in-
It was the second such clash
in as many nights involving the
MSI which sings Fascist march-
ing hymns and boasts nearly all
the paraphernalia of Mussolini's
legions except the black shirt.
A score were injured last night
when MSI youth marched osten-
tatiously through Rome's ancient
Jewish ghetto.
The two clashes and the sched-
uling of 12 more big MSI rallies
throughout the city tomorrow
raised a suspicion among many
middle-of-the-road Italians that
while they have been busy trying
to kick Communism out the door
Fascism has climbed back up to
the window.

FLOODED - Flood waters from the Salt River and Brashears Creek poured through the town of
Taylorville, , Ky., near Louisville, rendering many residents homeless and halting business activ-
ities. This is an airview of the business section of the flooded town. This scene has been repeated
in other parts of the country as spring rains flooded the nation's rivers.
* * * K,>

Deadline Today
Today is the last day for literary supplement contributions.
During the next two weeks Daily senior editors will select
the best manuscripts for publication May 2. No contributions
will be returned unless called for after the publication date.
Although no decisions have been made yet concerning
material to be used, certain articles have been assigned
to writers in advance. They include a report on the Interna-
tional Critical Symposium at John Hopkins University, and a
biographical sketch of Prof. Alan Seager of the English Depart-
Also a page of book and music reviews have been "com-
missioned." Reviews will be of current books, and both classical
and jazz music.
We would appreciate one last minute rummaging through
your writings. We need essays-on any subject-to complete
our selection.
Address all contributions to the Student Publications Build-
ing, or bring them up yourself.
Wig-Wearing Women on the
Increase, Beauticians Assert

Flood Passes
Peak in Ohio
CINCINNATI, April 15-(P)-,
The Ohio River's floodwc4ters
began falling today in the
first 50 of its 981 miles. The
worst was over in that area and
the threat of greater damage
downstream was thereby les-
The river reached a crest
short of 30 feet deep, not quite
five feet over flood stage, early
today at Pittsburgh's golden tri-
angle, then started to drop
slowly. The Ohio starts there,
where the Allegheny and Mo-
nongahela Rivers meet.
A few hours later the rise
stopped at East Liverpool, O., 42
miles downstream and across the
river from the tip of the West
Virginia Panhandle.
From below there .to the
mouth at Cairo, Ill., the Ohio was
rising. But the rate of rise was
slow and becoming slower. River
people hoped that dry weather
would continue for a few more
days to let the big stream dump
its load into the still bigger Mis-
The Ohio still was five to ten
feet out of its banks everywhere
except in the Evansville, Ind.,
section. There it was close to
bankfull. Nowhere was there se-
rious property damage. Three
deaths were indirectly blamed on
the flood.
Weather men found "nothing
but a suggestion of light show-
ers Friday night or Saturday" to
put more water in the river. Riv-
ermen feared nothing but cloud-
bursts or prolonged heavy rains.
MSC Detects
Exam Sales
LANSING, April 15-()-A
black market in examination pa-
pers at Michigan State College
was uncovered today by Prosecu-
tor Charles R. MacLean.
Robert Hanel, 21, a former stu-
dent at the college, was arraigned
on charges of simple larceny in
Lansing Municipal Court today,
accused of taking some examina-
tion papers from a local printing
firm. He was fined $50 and placed
on six months probation.
MacLean said Hanel told him
he obtained the examination pa-
pers, which covered a full year's
work in history and biology, while
he was employed by the firm,
which does printing work for the
According to the prosecutor,
Hanel admitted selling two of the
examinations for $20 each.
Assembly Ball Tickets
Ticket sales for Assembly
Ball will be from 8 to 12 noon,
1-3 p.m. today and 8-12 noon
tomorrow in both the League
and the ticket booth in Uni-
versity Hall. Tickets will also
be on sale at the door from 9-
11 p.m. tomorrow.

New guided missile develop-
ments which make the devices
used by both sides in the last war
"obsolete" were hinted at by Lt.
Col. Vincent A. Stace at a meeting
of the Michigan post of the Amer-
ican Ordnance Association yester-
day in the Union.
Col. Stace, an Army expert on
guided missiles during the war,
could not reveal any of the more
recent development for security
recent developments for security
films of the "obsolete" guided mis-
Young Dems
Ask Poll on
Speech Ban
The Young Democrats called on
the Student Legislature last night
to place the question of the po-
litical speeches ban on the ballot
in the April 27 campus-wide elec-
Their move followed a decision
to actively campaign for a recon-
sideration of the Regents stand
which bars partisan politics in
open meetings on the campus.
The question which the Demo-
crats seek to pose to the student
body is: "Do you support the right
of political organizations to bring
speakers to discuss politics at
open meetings?"
Meanwhile, the group acted in
its own right to condemn the Re-
gents move as one that "does not
permit the proper prparation of
students for citizenship in a dem-
ocratic community."
An open letter to the Board of
Regents said that the point of
view expressed by the Board
"limits the opportunity of all stu-
dents to hear varying political
opinions, and is beneath the dig-
nity of a great university."
World News
At a Glance
By The Associated Press
JERUSALEM, April 15-Jewish
sources declared today they had
won a "decisive victory" over the
Arab Yarmuk Army of northern
Palestine and administered a per-
sonal defeat to its leader, Fawzi
Bey Al Kaukji.
* * *
President Truman said jauntily
today that he doesn't scare eas-
ily and that he'll be in the
White House four more years.
* * *
LONDON, April 15 - The
American motion picture "The
Best Years of Our Lives" won the
British film academy's award as
the best film, British or foreign,
shown in Britain in 1947, it was
announced tonight.

siles left no doubt as to the terri-
ble destruction that could be
wrought in any future "push-but-
ton" war.
Official U. S. Army films
showed such "Buck Rogers" de-
velopments as radio - controlled
television, and heat-seeking
bombs, many of which were per-
fected too late to be used effect-
ively in the last war. The heat-
seeking bomb, which is led to its
target by the heat that the tar-
get radiates, was scheduled to be
used in an invasion of Japan, but
the atomic bomb put an end to
the plans.
Recent reports of strange mis-
siles seengever Sweden were com-
pared by Col. Stace to similar re-
ports in 1942 which heralded the

Terrors of Push-Button War
A rnplified in W eapons Report

appearance of the Nazi V-2.
reports indicate that some
nation is experimenting
guided missiles, he said.


House Passes
Bill To Boost
Air Strength
Measure Ignores
WASHINGTON, April 15-()-
Advocates of a vast airmada
scored a thumping victory over
President Truman today when the
House passed a $3.198.000,000 bill
to start building up a 70-group air
force. The vote was 343 to 3.
Secretary of Defense Forrestal,
backed by the President, has been
supporting a 55-group force, tak-
ing the position that the bigger
expansion would destroy the bal-
ance of the armed services.
The action threw into sharp
relief a wide open split within the
administration. Secretary of Air
Symington, who has been plugging
for a 70-group air force, drew an
implied rebuke today from Mr.
The President said he doesn't
know why Symington is differing
with the administration plan.
Asked whether he will "spank"
Symington, the President said he
will have to answer that later.
Symington had no direct com-
ment, but his office said he "has
no plans to resign."
Those who advocate a big, long-
range air force as a deterrent to
Russia were in command in the
House today. Rep. Case (Rep.,
S.D.) called the bill a warning to
Stalin to "stop, look and listen."
By an unusual unanimous vote
-115 to 0-the House added
$822,000,000 to a $2,376,100,000
bill designed originally to finance
a 55-group air force.
Then it passed the entire meas-
ure, and sent it to the Senate. The
program would be a five-year
plan. Additional billions would
have to be voted later to complete
Golf Course Is
Latest Addition
To JU'Campus
University purchase of the Sta-
dium Hills Golf Course marks the
acquisition of the last sizeable
piece of land adjacent to the cam-
In an interview with The Daily
yesterday, Vice-President Robert
P. Briggs, stressed the significance
of the purchase. Some indication
of the future importance of the
tract can be gained, he said, by
comparing its acreage with that
of the present campus.
The campus area that is bound-
ed by State Street and North,
East and South University Streets
comprises 40 acres, whereas the
recently acquired tract amounts
to 155 acres.
Purchase of the nine-hole golf
course, which is located at West
Stadium and South Main streets,
followed several years of negotia-'
tions with the Golf Hills Corpor-
Possible Housing Site
Although concrete plans for the
disposition of the newly acquired
property have yet to be drawn, it
is reasonably certain that the
land will eventually be used In
part for the construction of a
faculty housing project.
Present plans are to make this
a self-liquidating project, possibly
similar to the set-up used for the
University's residence halls. "In
any event, all building construct-

ed will be erected on a permanent
basis," Briggs said.
Purchase price of the property
was not disclosed and construc-
tion dates have not yet been set.
Meanwhile, the tract has been
leased and will be used as a golf
course this- season.
Will You Be
Luck 253?
You too can be one of the four
judges of the Michigras Parade!
All you have to do is be the
253rd person to cross the Michi-
gan seal on the Diagonal after
2:30 p.m. today.
That's right-lucky 253 will be
a judge of the parade along with
Chester Roberts, and two other
prominent people whose names
will be announced shortly.
The Davis twins will count peo-
ple as they cross the seal, and a

Anti-bonnet coeds had better
start hanging onto their hats-
they may need them one of these
days to cover up beaming bald
That business may be looking
up for the milliners was forecast
yesterday by local beauty parlor
operators, one of whom went so
far as to say that 50 out of 100
women have scalps nearing the
billiard ball stage.
Local Beauticians
Mrs. Helene Shewman, local
beautician, said that half of the
supposedly well-tressed sex have
a pretty wispy excuse for hair.
"Twenty years ago, she said, "We
used to have to thin out custom-
ers' hair. But times have cer-
tainly changed."
Other beauty shop proprie-
tresses were more cautious, esti-
mating their thin-thatched clients
at about five per cent. If a coed's
fated by a vengeful heredity to
baldness, she can anticipate a
hair-line expectancy of about 40,
they said.
Prof. A. Franklin Shull of the
zoology department, consulted on
the scientific facts behind back-
tracking tresses, held out more
hope for coeds and less for Ann
Arbor hat-makers. According to
Prof. Shull's figures, only about
two and a half per cent of women
are bald because of heredity.
Arriving at his figures by pure-
ly mathematical observations,

Prof. Shull said he at first found
it hard to believe that even two
and a half per cent of women
could be bald.
Lifting Wigs
"All the women I was acquaint-
ed with didn't seem to be," he
said, "but I hadn't been lifting
wigs to see what was under-
Both Prof. Shull and the beauty
shop proprietors agreed that a
woman who gets as bald as a
man is pretty rare.
G.O.P. Choice
Called Unsure
"The strong showing of Harold
Stassen in the recent Nebraska
and Wisconsin primaries increases
the likelihood of a convention
deadlock between Stassen, Taft
and Dewey and the possibility of
a compromise candidate being
nominated by the Republicans,"
Prof. Joseph E. Kallenbach, of the
political science department, said
"The choice of a compromise
candidate could very likely fall
on Sen. Vandenberg or Speaker
Martin," Prof. Kallenbach con-
"The voting for Stassen has
been indicative of strong support
for him in rural and small town

AA UP Plans
Teacher Study
The Democratization committee
of the campus chapter of the
American Association of Univer-
sity Professors has been directed
to prepare a resolution calling for
an intensive study of the status
of the graduate teaching fellow at
The move was taken last night
at the regular monthly meeting
of the AAUP in the Union. Talks
by thee professors pointed to the
need for the probe.
The study would investigate the
role of the graduate as both a stu-
dent and as a teacher, emphasiz-
ing the demand upon his time of
instructing responsibilities.
It would also delve into the eco-
nomic problems facing the teach-
ing fellow in view of the high
cost of living and the acute hous-
ing shortage.
Either the AAUP or some other
designated faculty group will be
asked to conduct the investiga-
Prof. John Arthos of the Eng-
lish department read a prepared
statement by a colleague, Prof.
Norman E. Nelson, outlining the
issues the study might touch on.
SLID Fights
Ban at Wayne
DETROIT, April 15-Members
of Student League for Industrial
Democracy at Wayne University
will appear before administration
authorities tomorrow to protest
suspension of their group for ac-
tions termed "detrimental to the
(Meanwhile, George Shepherd,
chairman of the Council for Aca-
demic Freedom at the University
of Michigan called an emergency
meeting of the group at 4:30 p.m.
today in the Union, to discuss the
Wayne situation. Local SLID
leaders reserved comment pend-
ing clarification.)
The Wayne chapter of SLID cir-
culated a pamphlet protesting al-


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