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May Step Into
Ford Dispute
Reuther Says No
Settlement Near
By The Associated Press
Cyrus 'S. Ching, director of the
.Jederal Mediation and Concilia-
tion Service, yesterday said he
would enter the production speed-
up dispute at Ford Motor Co. un-
less it were settled within a "rea-
sonable period."
The CIO United Auto Workers
earlier asked Ching to step into
the dispute. UAW president Wal-
ter Reuther in a telegram said the
dispute was "no nearer settlement
than on the day the strike began."
* * *
THERE WAS NO immediate
comment from Ford.
Company officials had turned
down a union peace bid to open
wage and contract talks imme-
diately, two months before the
present agreement runs out.
"We have given careful consid-
eration to the union's proposal and
we cannot accept it," said Ford
vice-president John S. Bugas.
pany offer to the union, Bugas
"Should this fail, we are pre-
pared to continue negotiations
until we reach a solution to this
* ~* *
their proposal would have set a
constant speed on Ford assembly
line production geared to "nor-
mal work practices."
This, said Bugas, was "similar
to propositions the union has
made across the bargaining
table both before and after the
strike began."
Ford said in a statement that
the union's proposal would "create
a basis for the practice of 'feather-
bedding' which the company would
not countenance.",
* * *
IT INSISTED that the speedup
dispute be settled by arbitration.
The Union has refused to submit
the issue to an arbitrator.
Ford said the union proposition
"definitely limits the company's
contractual rights to establish and
enforce production standards."
The UAW had counted on the
Ford negotiations to spearhead its
industry wide 1949 demands for
pensions, medical care plans and
undisclosed wage boosts.
The walkout of 65,000 Ford
workers was called 10 days ago
over a union charge of a "speed-
up" on the assembly line at the
Rouge Plant. The union com-
plained that production speeds
were unfair. Ford denied the
CIO Demands
Higher Wages,
United Steelworkers yesterday for-
mally asked for a fourth round
pay boost for 706,000 workers.

The demand for an unspecified
-wage increase - plus social se-
curity benefits including pensions
-was made in letters to 835 steel
companies. The letters said the
union "desires to negotiate."
AS THE LETTERS were sent
out, industrial and labor execu-
tives waited for reaction from
U.S. Steel Corp., and other steel
industries. What happens in steel
often provides the answer to what
happens in industry generally.
The demands of the steel-
workers are the first formally
served on industry for a fourth-
round pay boost. However, other
big CIO unions are falling in
line and John L. Lewis, head of
the independent United Mine
Workers, has served notice he
wants more benefits for his
half-million soft coal diggers.
Philip Murray, president of both
the CIO and the United Steel-
workers, hasn't indicated just
what wage increases heswants.
And he hasn't specified just what

TWins Morton Award

TOPS GRID ASPIRANTS-Don Dufek, a junior fullback, won
the Meyer Morton Trophy for the most improved player in spring
practice as the national champion Wolverines climaxed drills
yesterday with a hard scrimmage on the Ferry Field turf.
* * * *
Dufek Wins Morton Award
For Spring Grid Progress

Husky Wolverine fullback Don
Dufek was selected for the Meyer
W. Morton award yesterday, given
annually to the most improved
gridder in spring practice.
The 185 - pound, five - foot - ten
Chicago lad had a perfect atten-
dance record at practice, but it
was his industry, sincerity, and
consistent hard work that really
won him the trophy, according to
backfield coach George Ceithaml.
* * * .
DUFEK FIRST reported for var-
sity practice last fall and saw
Hodes ,Concfe1rtK
Will Feature
Dfixieland Jazz
Seven-Man Combo
To PlayHere Tonight
Dixieland Jazz, considered by
many experts as the best means of
musical expression, will be fea-
tured by Art Hodes and his All-
Stars in a concert to be presented
at 8 p.m. today in Hill Auditorium.
An extremely "free" type of mu-
sic, Dixieland Jazz was inspired.
by the New Orleans style, which,
in turn, was influenced by the
African congo beat, French opera
and spirituals.
* ~* *
Mississippi River, the ensemble
playing of New Orleans jazz was
transformed into a series of solos
which is the predominant char-
acteristic of Chicago or Dixieland
It is two beat music played by
a seven-man combo, consisting
of piano, clarinet, trumpet, .trom-
bone, bass, guitar and drums.
The high point of Dixieland Jazz
renditions are the improvised solos,
usually provided by the clarinet,
piano or trumpet.
Appearing with Hodes, keyboard
wizard, will be Pee Wee Russell,
clarinet; Wild Bill Davison, trum-
pet; Brad Gowans, trombone; Herb
Ward, bass; Tony Sbarbaro, drums
and Brownie McGhee, guitarist
and folk ballad singer.

enough action to win a letter. This
spring he has been groomed for
the offensive fullback spot because
of his prowess as a spinner.
Head Coach Bennie Ooster-
baan stated, "Dufek's improve-
ment has been remarkable, but
his fine spirit and his willing-
ness to work with everything he
has is even more remarkable. He
is highly deserving of the honor."
There was some doubt earlier
this spring as to whether or not
the award could be made since the,
fund seemed to be tied up in legal
complications after the death of
Morton. The last two winners, Leo
Koceski and Al Wistert, had not
received the actual award because
of this complication, but the diffi-
culty has now been straightened
* * *
MORTON LEFT a provision in
his will for the award, which has
been renamed in his honor from
the Chicago Alumni award.
The trophy has been awarded
annually since 1925 and the list
of winners includes such out-
standing Wolverine players as
"Kip" Taylor, head coach at
Oregon State, George Ceithaml,
who is now coaching on the
Michigan staff, Merv Pregulman,
earning a living in professional
football ranks, and Bob Weise,
a former pro with the Detroit
Spring practice was officially
closed yesterday as the varsity
team piled up six touchdowns in
an intrasquad scrimmage. Dufek
accounted for one of the six tallies.
Three of the scores came as a
result of passes, one of which
was the most spectacular play
of the day. Quarterback Bob
Van Summern pitched a scoring
pass to end George Sutherland
on a play that covered a total
of 60 yards before reaching pay-
Several hundred spectators were
on hand to watch the final work-
out session. No effort was made
to dress up the affair, it was just
another scrimmage as far as the
players and coaches were con-
Ceithaml stated that the coaches
were very pleased with the after-
noon's proceedings, which was one
of the "best and most encourag-
ing scrimmages we have had in
a long time."

Cinder Team
In Close Win
Over Illinois
Visitors' Skein
Broken, 67'12-64
The Michigan track team hus-
tled off Ferry Field yesterday with
its first dual meet victory over Illi-
nois in five years, as they beat the
highly-favored visitors by a score
of 672-64%.
This was only the second loss for
the Illini in over four years. Their
last loss was in 1947 to Southern
PICKING UP unexpected points
in the field events, the Wolverines
were behind all the way in the
meet. Victory was not within sight
until the results of the broad jump
were announced just before the
relay was run.
The mile quartet, composed of
Jim Ackerman, Bob Sergeson,
Rod Warren and Herb Barten
gainedrtherneeded points in the
final event as Barten overcame
a two-yard deficit on the anchor
leg and sprinted in 15 yards
ahead of the Illini anchor man,
LeRoy Vranek
The closing phase of the meet
kept the fans glued to their seats
as they awaited announcement of
the field results. Trailing by al-
most twenty points, the Wolverines
picked up encouragement in the
pole vault, where Ed Ulvestad and
Russ Osterman tied for first place
with Illini men Don Laz and Sam
* * *
WHEN THE public address sys-
tem boomed the fact that Michi-
gan had counted eight points in
the discus to one for Illinois, with
Pete Dendrinos and Al "Brick"
Wahl placing one-two, respective-
ly, the fans began to stir.
Var Baydarian took five first-
place points and Eck Koutonen
counted for another with a third
place leap in the broad jump, tf.d
Michigan had 57/2 points to Ill-
nois' 59%, going into the relay..
ACKERMAN, running the lead-
off leg of the mile relay, was step-
for-step with Illini Hank Gilbert-
son as he passed the baton to Ser-
geson. Rod Warren, who got the
stick from the Wolveriie number
two man, lost about two yards
to Illinois' fastest sprinter, Bill
See HIDDEN, Page 6
World News
By The Associated Press
SHANGHAI-A Chinese Com-
munist drive on nearby Woosung
has been beaten off with 5,000 Red
casualties, a garrison communique
said early this morning.
a grandstand collapsed beneath
the weight of Indianapolis Motor
Speedway fans yesterday, causing
serious injury to one Indianapolis
man and cuts and bruises to 28
** *
CANNES, France-The Com-
munist mayor of Villauris has
been asked to perform the
wedding service for Moslem
Prince Aly Khan and Hollywood

actress Rita Hayworth May 27,
the city clerk disclosed yester-
* * *
WASHINGTON - Experts who
advise Congress on taxes figured
yesterday that the government will
run up a $3,000,000,000 deficit in
the next fiscal year which begins
July 1.
* * *
Hickenlooper (Rep., Iowa)
charged yesterday that the
Atomic Energy Commission let
a $3,600-a year science scholar-
ship go to a student after its
own investigation showed he was
a Communist.
DETROIT-Next week has been
proclaimed by Gov. Williams as
"Michigan Safety Week," to con-
cur with the 19th annual Michigan
Safety Conference here May 17-
DKE Recognition

-Daly-Waly Barth
NOT ACCORDING TO HOYLE-Jim Mitchell, Michigan hurdler,
slides across the finish line in a desperate bid for victory. Judges
at yesterday's meet with Illinois ruled that his entire body had
not crossed, and the sophomore speedster was denied the win.
Prejudice in Rooming
Houses Har oDefine

Gravity Foils Hurdler

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the last in
a series of seven articles dealing with l
the policies employed in student
housing facilities, withn rticulart
reference to racial and relf!ous fac-
The problem of discrimination

Eisler Arrested
By British; Taken
From Polish Ship
Forced off Liner by Scotland Yard;
Fails in Attempt to Escape U.S. Trial
SOUTHAMPTON, England-(AP)-Gerhart Eisler, fugitive Com-
munist from the United States, was arrested and carried off the
Polish ship Batory last night by four British policemen.
The squat, spectacled Communist who jumped $23,500 bail in
Ere United States, where two prison sentences are hanging over
him, was carried into the tiny cabin of the tender Romsey,
* * * *
AFTER A SWIFT run from the Batory's anchorage to the
Southampton docks, he was taken ashore without undue protest.
Hatless and wearing a brown jacket, he was led down the gangplank
by Inspector W. E.. Bray of Scotland Yard in an apparently resigned

Vital Questions
Postpone UN
Adj ournment
NEW YORK-(/P)-The United
Nations Assembly abandoned last
night all attempts to adjourn this
week-end. It put over until Mon-
day the last two hot issues-Spain
and the former Italian colonies.
The delegates will tackle Mon-
day at 9:30 a.m. a Latin American
proposal to take the diplomatic
wraps off Spain. The disposition of
the former Italian colonies will
come up when action on Spain is
Late yesterday delegates ap-
proved a resolution asking South
Africa, India and Pakistan to go
into a round-table huddle over
the problem of India's charges
that South Africa discriminates
against persons of Indian origin.
The vote was 47 to one (South
Africa) with ten abstentions.
This was the mildest action so
far taken. In two previous as-
semblies the delegates have said
South Africa violated fundamental
human rights in its treatment of
The end of the Assembly de-,
pends on how quickly they can
decide the Spain and Italian cases.
This may not come now until
By a 33 to 6 (Soviet Bloc) vote,
the assembly early yesterday ap-
proved the world's first proposed
treaty of freedom of information.
Thirteen countries abstained and
seven were absent.
The pact will not be presented
to the nations for signature until
the UN works out a broader com-
panion pact at the fall assembly.
The convention approved by the
Assembly would give to news,
radio and film correspondents in
all countries signing it the rights
and privileges they now enjoy in
the United States and similar

in off-campus men's housing is a
difficult one to define in exact
Since such units are privately
owned and not under University
jurisdiction, admittance policies
are a matter of individual discre-
* * *
ALTHOUGH no scientific sur-
vey of bias practiced in off-cam-
pus housing is available or per-
haps even possible, an overall pic-
ture is readily apparent.
The Negro is undoubtedly the
student most frequently discrim-
inated against. One landlady
told me that when she adver-
tises for roomers, she does not
include her phone number be-
cause a Negro might phone and
say that he'll take the room."

frame of mind.
He was hustled into a black
limousine and sped away.
The tender changed docks in a
last-minute maneuver apparently
designed to shake off newspaper
reporters and photographers. They
were able to view the scene, how-
actually resist while being carried
off the Batory, it was evident he
was being taken against his will.
He was not handcuffed when
brought off the tender, but In-
spector Bray walked sideways
holding both of Eisler's wrists.
Other policemen surrounded the
A U.S. Embassy spokesman in
London said the fugitive would be
held in Southampton overnight
and then taken to the Bow Street
Jail and Magistrate's court in
London today to face extradition
proceedings to the United States.
* * *
SOUTHAMPTON police report-
ed a slightly different schedule.
They said Eisler would spend the
weekend in jail at the Southamp-
ton civic center and then ap-
pear in Southampton Magistrate's
Court in London.
Bow Street is the only Magis-
trate's Court in England em-
powered to deal with applica-
tions for extradition.
The warrant on which Eisler
was arrested, police said, was is-
sued under the Extradition Act of
Painless Test
For TB Now
Ready for Use
NEW YORK- () -A painless,
five-cent test for tuberculosis
now is ready for use in detecting
persons with TB.
A dab of gluey material is put
on the skin. It hardens, like nail
polish. After 24 hours it is peeled
or washed off. If redness and little
blisters have formed, it indicates
The gluey material is a new
tuberculin, a substance prepared
from tuberculosis germ, in a
quick-drying plastic base. It now
is being produced in quantity, and
the cost of the material is only
about a nickel for each test. It1
can be given by a nurse of tech-'
The test was developed by Dr.
Harry J. Corpor, director of Re-
search at the National Jewish
Hospital at Denver. Its readiness
for mass tests was announced last
night at the annual dinner of
the free, non-sectarian institu-
The test (named "Plastotest")
is 80 per to 85 per cent accurate,
about the same as the test that
uses a needle, Dr. Corpor said.
It is quicker than the patch
test for tuberculosis, and it doesn't
cause skin irritations that can
cloud the patch test results, he

"Not that I
against Negroes,x
* *

have anything
but they're just

AS A RESULT of the widespread
prejudice encountered by Negro
students in Ann Arbor, most of
them are forced to live in one of
the few all-Negro houses in town.

West Holding
Secret Talks
On Germany
PARIS--(/P)-Diplomats of the
United States, Britain and France
imposed a news blackout yester-
day on their joint strategy talks
for the imminent Big Four Con-
ference on Germany.
The Western Officials met for
two and a half hours in the French
Foreign Ministry, then adjourned
until Monday. Delegation spokes-
men said their chiefs had agreed
that no information would be giv-
en out, not even the topic dis-
* * *
THIS POLICY apparently was
adopted in an effort to keep from
tipping off the Russians on pos-
sible western moves when Soviet
Foreign Minister Andrei I. Vishin-
sky joins the U.S., British and
French Foreign Ministers to dis-
cuss the future of Germany her@
May 23.
The western representatives
are conducting their prelimin-
ary meetings in an effort to
build up a common three-power
front on German issues.
A moscow dispatch quoted the
Soviet Government Newspaper Iz-
vestia as saying the four power
agreement calling the meeting
"can be the first step on the path
of future agreements on basic
questions of the German prob-
Izvestia charged, however, that
certain groups in the West already
are trying to discredit the For-
eign Ministers' Conference and
warned "It would be absurd and
naive to suppose that "dictation
could be applied in the talks.
Crews Clear
Rubble from
Flolland Tunnel
NEW YORK. -(P) --Steel-hel-
meted crews removed tons of rub-
ble from the blast-seared Holland
Tunnel yesterday in efforts to re-
open the two-mile long tunnel for
its daily load of 46,000 cars and
The underwater artery, linking
New York and New Jersey, was re-
ported basically undamaged by the
fire and blasts that ripped through
it Friday, shearing away 250 feet
of its inner ceiling.
Normal vehicular traffic through
the New York-bound tube may be
resumed today.
The New Jersey-bound tube, now
handling two-way traffic, resumed
operations Friday afternoon, five
hours after a big truck, loaded
with a cargo of carbon disulphide,
blew up in the East-bound shaft
of the tunnel.
Sixty-six persons, mostly fire-
men and tunnel workers, were
treated for injuries. Many of them
were overcome by fumes from the
blazing chemicals.
Sprayed with the flaming.chem-
ical, other trucks caught fire and
the accident area became a raging
inferno of flames and poisonous
gas. So intense was the heat, many
of the trucks were fused together
into an almost solid mass of
molten wreckage.
The searinr hat mltd som

Judging by1
cases reported
students rank
Negroes in the
they meet.

the number of
to me, foreign
second only to
amount of bias

Orientals appear to encounter
discrimination more than any
other foreign students. Two land-
ladies told me that they would
not accept any foreign students,
"especially Chinese." In each case
the woman declared that she
wanted only "good Americans."
See HOUSING, I$age 8
Baldwin Named
Head of Lane Hall
Dr. Dewitt C. Baldwin, program
director of the Student Religious
Association, has been named by
the Board of Governors of Lane
Hall as acting director of Lane
Dr. Baldwin served as a Meth-
odist missionary in Burma and
India for ten years. He is known
to many students on campus as
the founder and national director
of the Lisle Fellowship.

IBergson to Give Two
Lectures on Soviet Un ion
*4* .

Senior Class Favors Scholarship Plan

Prof. Abraham Bergson, an au-
thority on Russian economy on
the Political Science faculty at
Columbia University, will deliver
two public lectures at 7:45 p.m.
tomorrow and 4:15 p.m. Tuesday
in Rackham Auditorium.
Prof. Bergson's first lecture will
deal with "National Income and
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Reaction to the suggestion for
a senior class memorial consist-
ing of a scholarship fund to be
awarded to children of its class
members reveals a strong major-
ity in favor of the plan.

cohesiveness' that does not ex-
ist?" Allen Parducci asked, while
David Firestone said, "Class co-
hesiveness is bosh for a group
this size."
Marsh Lewis, co-chairman of

Edgar R. McCleery refused to
"support any fund left to ac-
cumulate in an Ann Arbor bank
at low interest rates."
Pointing out that three-and-a-
half more students favored the


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