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Sigma Phi's
Face Action
For Drinking
'U' Police Find
Liquor at Party
Sigma Phi fraternity faces Uni-
versity disciplinary action because
of liquor found at a house party
in a raid by campus police Satur-
day night.
This is the second foray campus
police have made on a fraternity
this semester, the first being the
raid on Delta Kappa Epsilon a
few weeks ago which resulted in
the suspension of the fraternity
for next semester.
THE PARTY was the Sigma Phi
spring formal and there were
about 50 couples present.
A Sigma Phi spokesman told
The Daily that about 10 couples
were sitting in the dining room
where the liquor was found at
the time of the raid.
He said that police came in and
went downstairs where they found
glasses and empty champagne
battles. They conducted a thor-
ough search of the house but the
drinking was confined to the din-
ing room, he added.
* * ' *
"SIX POLICEMEN were in the
raid, taking samples of the con-
tents of glasses and bottles, but
they did not confiscate anything,"
he continued.
"We realize we have broken
University regulations and are
fully prepared to pay the con-
sequences," he said.
He also said that the fraternity
has not been the subject of any
disciplinary action of any' kind
within recent years. The frater-
nity's case will come up before the
University Committee on Student
Conduct later this week, probably
UNIVERSITY officials have not
released any of the details of the
raid or said how they knew about
the liquor at the party.
In reference to the University's
handling of both the DKE and
Sigma Phi cases Interfraternity
Council president Jake Jacobson
said yesterday, "We resent not be-
ing informed of these actions by
the University. The only informa-
tion that we have is what we've
gotten from heresay and rumor
and the Detroit newspapers. Since
we have no adequate information
we cannot make a statement on
this case."
Chinese Reds
Near Center
Of Shan hai
SHANGHAI -- (P) - Commu-
nist forces yesterday pushed to
the eastern bank of the Whang-
p0o River opposite the heart of
besieged Shanghai.
Small arms fire crackled all
night in the Pootung dock and
warehouse district just across the
Whangpoo from the city center.
Occasionally shots were exchang-
ed across the river.
* * *
moved some big guns just behind
a warehouse across from the

*4nouth of Soochow Creek, which
fiws through the middle of the
city 'into the Whangpoo. When
these guns let go, the war rumbled
into every apartment and office
room in downtown Shanghai.
Fighting in Pootung was so
near that thousands of civilians
watched its progress from streets
and, xogftops. At least 40 shell-
set fires burned there for hours
But for the first time, last
night's firing was so close that the
timid or the curious didn't hang
out the windows to watch it. The
cautious were careful not to sil-
houette themselves.
H EAVY FIRING also was heard
along Shanghai's western defens.-
es. The attack on Woosung, fort-
ress guardian of the Whangpoo
ship channel where it joins the
Yangtze 10 miles north of the city,
was resumed.
But that was a sideshow com-
pared to the sputtering battle
just behind the Pootung wharves

Nation Shocked at
Forrestal's Death
The suicide of James V. Forrestal, former Secretary of Defense,
evoked shocked tributes to his service to the country from those who
knew him.
"The country has lost a great man," Prof. James K. Pollock of
the political science department commented. As one who worked
with him on a Washington committee, Pollock said, "His was the
pride of a man who has made great contributions to his country's
* * * *
THE 57-YEAR OLD former cabinet member took his life early
Sunday morning when he jumped from the 16th floor of the Navy's
* * * ' towering medical center. He had
_be ben a patient there since a few
potto Louis A. Johnson in late

East Berlin
Police Fire
Ont Strikers
BERLIN - (P) -Railway police
from the Russian sector fired last
night on 3,000 striking railway
employes and sympathizers who
tried to storm an elevated station
in West Berlin.
A 16-year-old youth was killed,
and two other persons were
ORDER WAS restored when the
200 Eastern railway police yielded
to a British demand that they
evacuate the two-story station
that serves the Berlin zoo. West-
ern Berlin police took over the
British intelligence agents who
mingled with the crowd said
the attack on the zoo station
was carefully planned by the
strikers in an attempt to force
the Western Allies to intervene.
The agents said the strikers had
concentrated their best and tough-
est men on the station.
THE STRIKE was started early
Saturday to enforce a demand by
western sector employes that the
Soviet-controlled management pay
their wages in West marks instead
of the less valuable East marks.
The Russians operate the elevated
railroad in all sectors of the city,
under Four-Power agreement.
The American, British and
French military commanders au-
thorized intervention by Western
police only to quell revivals of
violence at individual stations.
SL Final Meeting
To Be Held Today
Student Legislature will hold its
last meeting of the year at 7:15
p.m. today in the Grand Rapids
Room of the League.
Committee members and com-
mittee chairmen, appointed by the
cabinet, will be confirmed by SL
at this special meet.
Other business will be consid-
eration of future appropriations
for a proposed Student Opinion

Near his bed was found an
ancient Greek poem by Soph-
ocles of despair and death, por-
tions of which he had copied on
a piece of hospital memorandum
President Truman said of him,
"This able and devoted public ser-
vant was as truly a casualty of the
war as if he had lied on the firing
line." He issued a proclamation
ordering that flags fly at half staff
from all public buildings, forts
and warships.
* * *
chief of neuro-psychiatric services
at the naval medical center,
blamed the jump on "a sudden
fit of despondency during a cru-
cial period in Forrestal's mental
"His feelings of hopelessness
and possibly of suicide had been
a matter of frank discussioh be-
tween the two of-us throughout
the course of the therapy,"
Raines said yesterday in a state-
ment to the press.
Forrestal's case included "a his-
tory of an alleged suicide attempt"
at Hobe Sound, Fla., where he had
spent a few days after resigning
from his post as secretary of de-
fense, Raines said.
* * *
HE DENIED that at any time
during Forrestal's stay at the hos-
pital, he had "made a suicidal at-
tempt or a suicidal gesture."
He had come to Washington
early in 1940 as an assistant to
President Roosevelt.
Six weeks later he was appoint-
ed Undersecretary of State and in
the spring of 1944 he was elevated
to the post of navy secretary.
He became the first American
Secretary of Defense, under the
unified armed forces.
Forrestal will be interred at 10
a.m. tomorrow in Arlington Na-
tional Cemetery with military cer-
Hiss Receives
Delay of Trial
NEW YORK-(P)-Alger Hiss,
former State Department official
accused of perjury, yesterday won
a sixth delay of his trial, this time
until May 31.
Federal Judge Samuel H. Kauf-
man set the new date after de-
fense counsel asked another de-
lay. Hiss was not in court.
* * *
for Hiss, asked the court for per-
mission to obtain character depo-
sitions for Hiss from Philip C. Jes-
sup, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large,
and Adlai Stevenson, Governor of
Illinois. Judge Kaufman granted
The 44-year-old Hiss originally
was slated for trial Feb. 24. A spy-
probing federal grand jury last
Dec. 15 accused him of lying about
classified government documents
which Whittaker Chambers said
were turned over to him by Hiss.
Chambers is a self-admitted for-
mer courier for a Communist spy
Hiss has pleaded innocent to the
'perjury charge.

Faces Probe
In Congress
A-Bomb Security
Said To Be Lax
gressional investigation was or-
dered yesterday into David E. Lil-
ienthal's handling of Atomic
Bomb Security while a House
group injected the name of a mys-
terious California "Scientist X"
into the picture.
Lilienthal is chairman of the
Atomic Energy Commission.
HOUSE SPY hunters said the
unidentified "Mr. X"-who was
accused last year of giving atomic
secrets to a Communist leader-is
now reported to be a supervisor of
students holding government-paid
atomic fellowships.
"Mr. X" has flatly denied the
charge of divulging secrets.
"Scientist X" has never been of-
ficially identified. He figured in
investigations by the House Un-
American Activities Committee for
several months last year, and is
said to have worked on atomic se-
crets at the University of Cali-
fornia during World War II.
Lilienthal has held his post as
AEC chairman for more than two
years, taking over after a bitter
Senate battle on his confirmation.
* * *
SENATOR Vandenberg (Rep.,
Mich.) made a point of Lilienthal' 3
"attitudes" toward the nation's
atomic secrets and called for a
searching inquiry. Over the week-
end, Senator Hickenlooper (Rep.,
Iowa) had bluntly demanded that
Lilienthal be fired.
Lilienthal and the Atomic
Commission have been in Con-
gressional hot water ever since
disclosures over the last two
That an admitted Communist,
Hans Freistadt, 23-year-old Uni-
versity of North Carolina student-
instructor, was awarded a $1,60
a-year atomic fellowship to study
nuclear physics, and that similar
grants went to several others
whose loyalty has been questioned.
AT CHAPEL Hill, N.C., Fries-
tadt said he is willing to take a
loyalty oath to the United Sttes
government, but he added:
"I would not renounce my al-
legiance to the Communist Party
even if my fellowship is with-
That a tiny cylinder of Ura-
nium-235 was missing from the
Argonne Atomic Laboratories in
Chicago and the loss was not re-
ported to the FBI for seven
weeks. The Atomic Commission
announced recently that most of
the Uranium had been recov-
ered from waste material from
the lab.
Douse To Cut
Marshall Plan
By 15_Percent
ECA Administrator
Fears Consequences

House Appropriations Committee
ripped 15 per cent out of second
year Marshall Plan funds yester-
day and Administrator Paul G.
Hoffman said such a cut would
mean a "serious loss of momen-
tum" in European recovery.
The Economic Cooperation Ad-
ninistrator told a news confer-
ence he is "extremely concerned"
over the future of the undertak-
ing if thep roposed reduction is
finally approved by Congress.
* * *
HOFFMAN SAID even a $100,-
000,000 cut in appropriations could
mean a $500,000,000 loss in Euro-
pean income resulting from in-
ability of the Europeans to pur-
chase raw materials because of
the dollar shortage.
"If this cut stands the pro-
gram will be slowed down and
if its goals are achieved," he
said, "they will come only at a
later date and at a much higher
The committee ignored its own,
subcommittee's recommendations
and President Truman's request
" < __ _ _ _ . . n . n n n. . . . L ..

Ministers' Parley

on ops
Austria T opi
Of Discussion
Soviet Proposal
PARIS -- () - The Four-Pow-
er Foreign Minister Conference
opened yesterday with polite skir-
mishing over the agenda.
In a session of two and a half
hours the four diplomatic chiefs
of Britain, France, the United
States and Russia swiftly agreed:
* * *
1. TO MAKE GERMAN uniflea-
tion their top business;
2. Surprisingly placed an Aus-
trian independence treaty on the
3. Quietly muffled the bomb-
shell Soviet Foreign Minister An-
drei Vishinsky proposed to throw
into the conference by suggesting
that a date be set with China to
take up a peace treaty for Japan.
The agenda for this fourth
effort of the Foreign Ministers
Council to reach a German set-
tlement is almost exactly the
Barth same as that which deadlocked
song, the previous conferences.
with The meeting was behind closed
" doors but the details were given
newspapermen by press officers of
the French, British and American
S *. * *
AT THE VERY start, French
Foreign Minister Robert Schuman
frankly warned Vishinsky that
the West was dissatisfied with the
way the New York agreement for
lifting the blockade of Berlin wa
being carried out.
He said if the difficulties in
g un- Berlin could not be settled there
ry, won to everyone's satisfaction the
il Sing Foreign Ministers would have to
Lindy consider them.
Sigma The adopted agenda read:
winner, "1. The problem of German
Phi took unity, including economic prin-
rtmouth ciples, political principles and Al-
lied control.
"2. Berlin, including the cur-
rency question.
in Hill 3. Preparation of a treaty of
in il peace for Germany.
is as "4"Consideration of a treaty
i pre- with Austria."
d pre-* * *

IFC SING WINNERS-Wil Perry conducts Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity in their winning;
"Mah Lindy Lou," at the Interfraternity Sing held Sunday night. Sponsors for the group
Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. Sigma Alpha Epsilon, last year's winner, took second place
"Trees" and third place went to Sigma Phi which presented the "Dartmouth Winter song.'
_____________________________________* * *

willow Run Committee
To Support Local Slate,

The Willow Run Better School
Committee formed last night voted
to support three Willow Village
candidates for the School Board
of the Ypsilanti School District
Marvin Tableman, member of
the Willow Village resident coun-
cil, noted that there is no Willow
Village resident on the district
school board at present, although
about two-thirds of the school
children in the district live in
Willow Village.
TABLEMAN, WHO conducted
the meeting, formulated the eight
points adopted by the program on
which it will endorse candidates.
Highlighted in the list were the
following three:
Willow Village residents are
"first class" members of the dis-
trict, entitled to as much con-
sideration as all other residents.
According to Tableman, Willow
Villagers pay $50 per pupil, com-
pared with $30 for outside res-
The school board should limit
itself to the control of district edu-
cational policies. The committee
had previously discussed reports
that the school board was en-
tering into details of administra-
tion "better left to the qualified
professional staff."
Since the school board is the
Nine Initiated Into
Tau Beta Sigma
Tau Beta Sigma, national band
honorary sorority, initiated nine
women yesterday at the home of
Prof. William D.-Revelli.
New members of the sorority
are Dale Danenberg, '50SM; Bar-
bara McGoey, '52SM; Florence La-
zarski, '49SM; Margaret Strands,
'52SM; Patricia Memm; Marilyn
Norman; Betty Fischbach; Joan
Patrick; and Virginia Price. Mrs.
William D. Revellirwas initiatedI
an honorary member.

only local government agency
serving the entire district, it
should behresponsible for main-
taining full-time recreational pro-
grams, and school health facilities.
The School Board elections are
scheduled for Monday, June 13,
registration open through Satur-
day, June 4, at Foster, Ross and
Simmonds schools in Willow Vil-
lage. Registration is necessary in
order to vote. w
World News
Round- Up
ByThe Associated Press
MANILA-A Philippines mili-
tary court yesterday sentenced
Japanese Lt. Gen. Shizuo Yoko-
yama to death before a firing
squad for war crimes. In a six-
month trial, he was convicted of
responsibility for the deaths of
26,000 Filipinos during the battle
for Manila in 1945.
* * *
BONN-The Bonn Constitu-
tion for 45,000,000 western Ger-
mans was formally proclaimed
in effect today just five minutes
before the gavel fell at the
opening of the four-power for-
eign ministers conference in
DETROIT - General Motors
Corp. cut its car and truck prices
yesterday. Effective immediately,
the biggest of the motorcar mak-
ers announced, prices will be re-
duced from $10 to $40.
* *.*
CINCINNATI - Sharpshooting
Joey Maxim of Cleveland, last
night left-jabbed his way to Na-
tional Boxing Association recogni-
tion as American lightheavyweight
champion with a unanimous 15-
round decision over Gus Lesnevich
of Cliffside, N.J.

LX.A Take,
First Place
In IFC S.inI
Lambda Chi Alpha, sing
der the direction of Wil Per
the Interfraternity Counc
Sunday night with "Mah2
Second place went to
Alpha Epsilon, last year's
with "Trees," and Sigma P
third singing the "Dar
Winter Song."
* * *
an almost-packed house
Auditorium, with Jim Ri
master of ceremonies. Retiri
president Bruce Lockwoo
sented the trophies, whic
given by Burr Patterson an
first place, Ward's Record
second place, and the Fr
Market, third place.
Sponsors for the frate
were Alpha Gamma Del
the Lambda Chis, Delta
Delta sorority for SAE
Gamma Phi Beta for the
The Sigma Chi pledges
ship trophy, presented at
mission by Dean Erich Wal
won by Acacia with a gra
average of 3.02.
* * *
DURING THE judging,m
"Lantern Night" winner
Hall sang their prize winne
Is the Month of May." The
were Prof. Maynard Kli
Prof. Philip A. Duey of the
of Music and Lester McCo
ciate conductor of the Un
Musical Society.
The Sing was recorded
and pictures were taken
the competing groups. R
and photographs will be
able later at a date tot
nounced by IFC.

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IN A GOOD natured but pointed
exchange Bevin made it clear pro-
gress would depend on Soviet will-
ingness to compromise.
Vishinsky said the time had
come for the foreign ministers
council, in which France would
be replaced by China, to think
about writing a peace treaty for
The proposal apparently was an
attempt to capitalize on Commun-
ist successes in China.
UAW Seeks
Arbitration in
Ford Deadlock
ed Auto Workers last night pro-
posed arbitration of the main is-
sue in the Ford Strike. It was the
first major step aimed at breaking
a 19-day deadlock.
UAW President Walter Reuther
suggested that six minor issues
be settled first before going to
arbitration. After these were
agreed upon, he said, the union
would sign a strike settlement.
* * *
WHEN TALKS broke off Sun-
day, the company expressed belief
that the chief issue in the dispute
-the one for which the UAW pro-
posed arbitration-was the big
John S. Bugas, Ford Indus-
trial Relations Director, said he
was "optimistic" the minor is-
sues could be settled once the
major problem was disposed of.
The big auestion was hnw to

'Jackpot' of $900,000
Waits for Housewives

Recordings of the event will
broadcast over Station WUOM
3 p.m. and Station WHRV at
p.m. today.


'Night Must Fall' Begins Today

There is a $90,000 'jackpot'
waiting for housewives to collect.
It is the tail-end of a $12 mil-
lion rebate to users of natural gas

Checks waiting range from $26,-
000 all the way to one cent, with
$11 being the happy medium.
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