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VOL. LIX, No. 166 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, MAY 22, 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Fire in Berlin
Strikers in Attack
On. R.R. Station
BERLIN - (P) -- German police
from the Russian sector of Berlin
fired pistol shots last night as
Western Berlin railway strikers
tried to seize the Wannsee elevated
train station at midnight.
There was one casualty-a young
man scratched on the arm.
The gunfire broke out when
scores of strikers tried to sneak
across darkened railway tracks
and break into the station, located
in the American sector.
EARLIER RUSSIAN machine-
gunners had been posted aboard
elevated trains after hours of
bloody rioting in West Berlin. Part
of the elevated resumed opera-
The strikers fought through-
out most of the day with Com-
munist strike-breakers and So-
viet sector railway police.
The western allies had adopted
a hands-off policy in the fight-
ing which pitted Germans against
Germans on East-West lines.
Both freight and passenger
trains were stalled by the strike.
THE SOVIET - licensed ADN
news agency reported West Ber-
lin police arrested 28 passengers
and 38 Soviet sector police in the
course of the riots. The U.S.-spon-
sored radio station RIAS said 500
Berliners were hurt. f
Hundreds were injured as 5,-
000 young Communist strike-
breakers and Soviet sector rail-
way police battled with the 12,-
000 strikers and, on occasion,
with West Berlin's city police.
The rail strike, by 12,000 West
Berlin workers, paralyzed both
freight movements and the ele-
vated passenger trains in this di-
vided city of 3,000,000. Most of the
strikers are' employees of the So-
viet-controlled elevated system.
BUT THE WALKOUT of a few
hundred from the freight yards,
also under Soviet control through
an old four-power agreement,
really staggered the city's econ-
The strikers demand their
wages be in West Marks instead
of the Soviet zone's East Marks
to pay for their food and rent.
East marks are worth only a
quarter of West marks and are
not legal currency in West Berlin.
The railway officials, however, in-
sist they have to use all available
West marks for such things as
* * *
THE STRIKERS tried to storm
the Schoeneberg elevated station,
but Communist guards inside
loosed four police dogs and the
mob stopped cold at the door. One
striker was bitten on the wrist.
Rails were torn up at the Light-
enrade elevated station, in the
American sector, to halt a passen-
ger train from the Soviet zone.
Appointment of 17 students at
The Daily junior business staff
has been announced by the Board
in Control of Student Publications.
Appointed to the Accounts de-
partment are managers, Bob Mer-
sereau, '51, Grand Haven, Mich.,
and Wally Shapero, '51, Detroit
and assistant manager, Paul
Schaible, '51, Chelsea, Mich.
include manager, Ralph Ziegler,
'50, Saginaw, Mich., and assistant
manager, Bob Vincent, '50, Mas-
peth, L.I., N.Y.
Phil Mercado, '51, Ann Arbor;
Donna Cady, '51, Los Gatos, Calif.
and Jim Pittsley, '51, Flint, Mich.
are new assistant managers of the
local ad department.
New National Ad Manager is
Clara Davis, '51, Dearborn, Mich.
Lola Schwartz, '51, Miami, Fla.,
and Carol Schumacher, '51, Peas-
ant Ridge, Mich. have been ap-
pointed manager and assistant
manager, respectively, of Classified
DEAN ACHESON - American
Secretary of State met yesterday
with the foreign ministers of
Britain and France to plan West-
ern strategy for the Big Four
Foreign Ministers' Conference
on Germany which begins in
PARIS.-(P)-Warmed by an
easing of the cold war, the foreign
ministers of Britain, the United
States and France met yesterday
to organize a Western front for the
Big Four Conference on a German
More than four years after the
Nazi regime disintegrated before
the armed might of Russia and
her her Western allies, the victors
are still at odds over the political
and economic settlement to be
handed the German people. In-
stead, East and West in its own
way has been trying to win sup-
port in the nation they jointly
* * * .
THEIR foreign ministers will
meet Monday at 4 p.m. (11 a.m.,
Eastern Standard Time) in their
sixth post-war conference. It will
be their fourth conference on Ger-
Western diplomats expect,
however, that at best only a tem-
porary or working agreement can
be hammered out at this meet-
U.S. Secretary of State Dean
Acheson arrived in Paris Saturday
morning on President Truman's
personal plane, the Independence.
British Foreign Secretary Ernest
Bevin arrived yesterday.
Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei
Vishinsky arrived by plane late
yesterday, and was closeted for
three minutes with Foreign Minis-
ter Robert Schuman of France.
Asked for comment on the confer-
ence he would only exclaim, "La-
* * *
ACHESON also declined to make
Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, now on
a European tour, might sit in on
one of the Big Four sessions.
A short time after his arrival
Acheson met with Bevin and
French Foreign Minister Schuman
in the latter's office for nearly
Three ministers had before
them a report on proposed strat-
egy. The ministers expected to
meet again tomorrow and per-
haps Monday morning. Their
conference was highly secret.
Their main task, it was reported,
was to eliminate a few minor dif-
ferences which their advisors had
not been able to settle.
The Gargoyle, Michigan's humor
magazine, will hit the campus to-
Among the humorous articles
appearing will be a take-off on
Look's cover of Michigan Uni-
LIFE'S STORY "Where Are
They Now," in which the lives of
Michigan graduates are discussed,
will also be represented in this
Among the pages of photographs
and locally written poetry will be
a collection of the year's best col-
WASHINGTON. - (P) - Under
heavy pressure from Congress, the
Atomic Energy Commission' yes-
terday ordered non - Communist
oaths for 497 persons certified for
They will be required no matter
whether the scholar's study is in
a secret or non-secret field.
* * *
IN MODIFYING its fellowship
regulations, the Commission gave
into insistent demand from law-
makers that no taxpayers' money
be spent to educate Communists
or persons of suspected loyalty.
Senator O'Mahoney, chairman
of an appropriations subcommit-
tee studying the Commission's re-
quest for $1,090,000,000 operating
funds, had served notice he will
insist on such a ban in the bill
covering next year's appropriation.
The Commission's fellowship
program to help meet the short-
age of scientists is administered
by the National Research Coun-
cil of the National Academy of
At present, 257 persons are en-
joying the fellowships and 240
more have been granted them ef-
fective July 1, the Commission
* * *
IN ITS statement today, the
AEC said that of the 257 now en-
joying fellowships, 103 are en-
gaged in secret research and study
and have been investigated by the
FBI and cleared by the Commis-
sion for access to restricted data.
The other 154 are doing non-
secret research and study, the
In another development, O'Ma-
honey said he would probe a 1946
atomic contract with the General
Electric Company for $137,200,000
which now has blossomed out to
Death Toll 29
Three States Suffer
In Twister Attack
Tornadoes tossed death and
destruction at the Midwest Sat-
urday night, killing at least 29
persons and injuring more than
The death count was expected
to rise when communications in
the shattered areas are restored.
The twisters struck at Illinois,
Indiana, Missouri and Iowa.
They damaged homes and air-
planes, uprooted trees, toppled
gravestones, cut power lines,
smashed windows and crippled
By The Associated Press
Tornadoes smashed atrsections
of Illinois, Indiana and Missouri
Saturday night, killing seven per-
sons and injuring at least 54
The twisters struck Illinois from
both sides. One hit near Palestine
just across the Illinois-Indiana
line, and another skipped across
the Mississippi River to the West
and hit in the vicinity of Alton,
Wood River, and Hartford.
** * *
FIVE PERSONS were reported
killed and four injured in the rural
area north of Palestine, where the
Red Cross estimated damage at
from $75,000 to $100,000.
In Indiana, a twister whipped
across the eastern section of
Terre Haute and then struck
Shelburn, south of Terre Haute.
One man was reported killed at
A nurse at the Sullivan County
Hospital at Sullivan said casual-
ties were being brought in and
were "filling the halls and the
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building is to be located on Thompson St., directly north of the chapel. It will include recreation hall, library, game rooms, class
rooms, offices and living quarters for the chaplains.
By The Associated Press
MINDEN, Nev. - Mrs. Franklin
D. Roosevelt, Jr., received a di-
vorce in a five-minute private
She accused the son of the late
President of extreme mental cru-
elty, an accusation he formally
SHANGHAI - Small - scale
fighting crackled like a grass
fire around besieged Shanghai
The Chinese Nationalist gar-
rison communique described only
minor actions, including a drive
by 300 Communists on the
lower Pootung dock area direct-
ly across the Whangpoo River
WASHINGTON - Fifteen jet-
fighters have been alei'ted to fly to
Germany to join the 36th Fighter
Group at Furstendfeldbruck, the
Air Force announced today.
The Lockheed F80 Shooting
Stars will be replacements for
planes wrecked or worn out.
dings today predicted prompt
Senate approval of legislation
tightening the armed forces uni-
fication law. The Senate is to
take up the measure Monday.
DETROIT - Peace talks failed
again yesterday to settle the 17-
day Ford; strike.
Ford and the CIO United Auto
Workers set another session for
today, one day before a threaten-
ed bolt of the negotiations by the
LONDON-The British Coun-
cil for German Democracy push-
ed a campaign tonight to free
German-born Communist Ger-
hart Eisler. The Council says it
is a non-party and anti-fascist
The British Communist Party
also called a protest meeting for
tomorrow behind Brixton Prison,
where the 52-year-old Eisler is
IF IT RAINS-HILL:
IFC Sing To Be Given
Tonight, weather or Noa
Come rain, wind, or high water,
the annual IFC sing definitely will
be held at 7 p.m. tonight.
Weather permitting, the 11 com-
peting glee clubs will exercise their
vocal chords on the library steps.
Otherwise, the sing will be held
in Hill Auditorium, according to
Stan Crapo, '50E, chairman of the
ORIGINALLY scheduled for last
Wednesday evening, intermittent
rain forced postponement of the
sing to Thursday. However, Thurs-
day's monsoon drowned, all hopes
for a sing that night.
Competing for the winner's
trophy are Sigma Phi, Chi Phi,
Alpha Delta Phi, Sigma Phi Ep-
silon, Chi Psi, Sigma Alpha Ep-
silon, Zeta Psi, Lambda Chi
Alpha, Alpha Tau Omega,
Kappa Sigma, and Phi Kappa
Prof. Maynard Klein, of the
music school; Prof. Philip A.
Duey, conductor of the Men's Glee
Club; and Lester McCoy, associate
conductor of the University Mu-
Owners of Witham's Drug Store,
600 So. Forest Ave., have been.
cited by the Ann Arbor Police
Department for a hearing Wed-
nesday, for selling alcohol, to a
The proporietors, Martin Schey-
er and Irving Reiter, will appear
before State Liquor Commission
authorities at the Cadillac Square
Results of the hearing will ,be
made known probably in two or
three weeks, according to Captain
Albert Heusel of the police depart-
sical Society will act as judges for
At the intermission, Dean of
Students Erich A. Walter will pre-
sent the pledge scholarship trophy
to the fraternity whose fall pledge
class attained the highest schol-
The Board of Regents has for-
mally announced the retirement of
Professors Jan Hebrard of the
school of architecture and R.D.T.
Hollister of the speech depart-
Both have been awarded titles
of Professor Emeritus.
* * *
IN ADDITION, two new ap-
pointments have been approved by
the Regents body. Dr. Dugald S.
Brown has been named professor
of zoology and chairman of the
zoology department, replacing Dr.
G. R. LaRue.
Nicholas A. Milone has been
appointed research bacteriologist
in the Department of Environ-
mental Health of the School of
Public Health. He has been with
the New York State Department of
Health for 15 years.
The Regents also announced
receipt of gifts amounting to
$68,340. Donations came from
Three leaves of absence have
been approved. Prof. Arnold M.
Kuethe of the engineering depart-
ment was granted a leave of ab-
sence for the year 1949-50.
* * *
DON C. FRANCKE, chief phar-
macist at University Hospital, and
Prof. Roger S. Abbott of the polit-
ical science department also were
* * *
Details of Project
To Be ToldToday
A quarter of a million dollar
fund-raising drive for the con-
struction of a new Catholic Stu-
dent Center will be launched to-
Details of the proposed center
will be revealed during a com-
munion breakfast in the Union at
9:30 a.m. The structure will be
located north of the present St.
Mary's Student' Chapel, extending
down Thompson Street and nearly
reaching Liberty Street.
DETAILS OF THE fund-raising
drive will be worked out during
the summer and the project is
slated to get underway in the fall.
Expansion of the present Cath-
olic student facilities has been
necessitated by the increased en-
rollment. Student activities are
now carried on in clubrooms in
the basement of the chapel which
was constructed 25 years ago and
designed for a smaller student
Tentative plans for the new
center call for offices, instruc-
tion rooms, lounge, library and
meeting rooms on the first floor.
A large recreation hall will be
built in the rear of the struc-
Chaplain's living quarters will
be located on the second floor
while the basement will house
class and game rooms.
The site of the proposed build-
ing is now occupied by the rectory
and another house. Both of these
buildings will be razed to make
way for the new structure.
ABOUT 2400 STUDENTS attend
the present chapel which was
built in 1924. Prior to this time,
services were conducted in Morris
Hall, where the University Ad-
ministration Building now stands.
Religious services commemo-
rating the corner-stone laying
of the chapel and launching the
fund-raising drive will be held
at 8 a.m. today. Bishop Allen J.
Babcock, of Detroit, student
chaplain of the chapel for 11
years, will lead the mass.
The Rev. Fr. Joseph Scheider
will speak at the communion
breakfastat 9:30 in the Union.
He is director of youth depart-
ment of the National Catholic
Welfare Conference in Washing-
Senate Walks Out
After Long Battle
By JIM BROWN
Battle-weary Senators walked
out on the House early yesterday
morning leaving the University's
budget bill hanging in the bal-
The Senate adjournment came
shortly after dawn, following a
bitter all-night fight in a House-
Senate conference committee over
the educational appropriations
THE SENATORS had been
holding out for a $12,000,000 Uni
versity budget bill, a $1,100,000
boost over the figure passed earlier
by the House, but finally decided
to drop the fight until the formal
sine die adjournment session
June 23 and 24.
The end came suddenly after
the Legislature had dragged it-
self through a 21-hour session,
wearily covering its clocks at the
midnight adjournment hour and
slugging it out groggily as the
second day of the windup dawn-
For hours during the night,1Aaw;
makers rollicked and sang, talked
and slept uncomfortably in their
chairs, waiting for the confer-
ence committee to agree.
Gov. Williams came into the
House and called a square dance
for the legislators and their com-
mittee clerks, while Senator Har-
old D. Tripp played the piano.
LAST YEAR a similar inter-
house squabble over the appro-
priation for the University Mater-
nity Hospital resulted in a failure
to pass the bill until the final
Rep. Lewis G. Christman, an
unofficial spokesman for the
University, appealed to every
lawmaker to return next month
and fill the gap left by the
Senate's abrupt adjournment.
Accusing the Senate conferees
of stubborness, Speaker Victor A.
Knox declared the upper cham-
ber had "picked a figure out of
mid-air and stuck to it-a figure
larger even than the budget office
"Our people worked all night to
get the Senate to tell us why they
insisted on their figures-but they
wouldn't," he said.
* * *
REP. ROLLO G. Conlin, chair-
man of the House Subcommittee
on Education and leader of the
ill-fated House conferees, appear-
ed near tears as he saw the Sen-
ate straggle out of the Capitol
with the work unfinished.
Senator Elmer R. Porter, chair-
man of the Senate Finance Com-
mittee which drafted the con-
troversial appropriation increase
for both the University and Michi-
gan State College had warned
earlier the Senate would not let
the dispute continue much longer.
We'll adjourn and let them
cool off for a month," he said.
Governor Williams made no
direct comment on the legislative
fiasco, but he told the lawmakers
good-bye with the wish that they
would get rested up over the sum-
mer because he thought they'had
left a lot of things undone.
To Be Given
'By 'U' Choir =
Zoltan Kodaly's "Te Deum" for
Choir and Double Quartette will
be heard for the first time in Ann
Arbor when the University of
Michigan Choir gives its Spring
concert in Hill Auditorium today
SHOW SEEKS SCENARIO:
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