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VOL. LIX, No. 168 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1949
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By The Associated Press
turned up testimony yesterday
that a wartime atomic scientist
was "an active Communist" and
that federal agents removed two
bars of uranium from an atomic
plant without being detected.
General manager Carroll L. Wil-
son of the Atomic Energy Commis-
sion said the ADC's own security
officers set the deliberate trap
and filched the uranium bars from
the Hanford atomic plant.
HOWEVER, THE General Elec-
tric Company, operator of the
Hanford Atomic Plant at Rich-
land, Wash., replied last night that
this staged "theft" was not a fair
test of atomic security because the
agents gained access to the plant
with authorization from Atomic
The story came out in hear-
ings before a Senate appropria-
tions subcommittee which is
conducting one phase of a doub-
lebarreled Congressional inves-
tigation into the whole ABC set
In a dramatic face-to-face con-
frontation, former Communist
Paul Crouch, of Miami, Fla., tes-
tified that Prof. Clarence F. His-
key was "known to me as active
member of the Communist Party."
HISKEY IS described in a re-
port issued by the House Un-
American Activities Committee as
having served during the war in
"highly secret research work on
atomic energy" at the S.A.M. lab-
oratory at Columbia University.
The report said investigation
disclosed that "Hiskey had con-
tacted and given information to
Arthur Adams, a man witha long
record as a Soviet espionage agent.
Shot at Home
brother of President Walter Reu-
ther of the CIO United Aulto
Workers Union, was mysteriously
shot and wounded at his home
An unknown assailant fired
through a front window of the
home shortly before midnight, po-
Reuther was wounded in the
right eye and right shoulder.
Receiving hospital in Redford, a
Detroit suburb, said Victor's con-
dition was "critical."
Only a Few Hundred
CopiesStill on Sale
General distribution of the 450
age 1949 Michiganensian will be-
ginat 8 a.m. Saturday in the Pub-
lications Building and will con-
tinue throughout the day.
To get books, students must
present the receipt given them at
the time of purchase according
to Mary Riggs, '50Ed., distribu-
SHE ALSO said that "no per-
son may pick up more than two
books, as no arrangements have
been made for group distribution."
In the event that the pur-
chaser has lost his receipt, the
book can still be obtained upon
presentation of the I.D. card,
Miss Riggs added.
Previously scheduled for dis-
tribution on May 20, the yearbook
had been held up by difficulty at
the bindery in Chicago.
Although 4,900 copies of the
yearbook have been sold, a few
hundred are still available and
can be purchased tomorrow and
Friday at the Publications Build-
ing. Bill Zerman, sales manager,
Students To Aid
Students interested in helping the Phoenix Project raise $6,500,-
000 for a memorial atomic research center at the University were
urged by National Drive Chairman Chester H. Lang to contact the
regional chairman in their districts.
Complete appointment of the 14 regional chairmen were an-
nounced yesterday by Lang.
* * * *
THE PROJECT, concentrating on research for peacetime uses of
atomic energy, will eventually have its own building as well as utiliz-
ing facilities and personnel of the physical and social science depart-
ments at the University.
Student Legislature last night
lashed out at the University Dis-
ciplinary Committee for practic-
ing "a principle which American
courts have long avoided," in the
rase of the suspension of Delta
Kappa Epsilon for violation of the
University Liquor Law.
SL strongly opposes the prin-
ciples of singling individuals in a
group for actions of former mem-
bers of the group, the recommen-
dation to the Disciplinary said.
* * *
"THIS PRACTICE is an excel-
lent example of guilt by associa-
tion, a principle which American
courts have long avoided. The
adoption of such a principle by
the Committee is contrary to the
interests of students as students
and as citizens."
The proposal declared that in
the case of Delta Kappa Epsilon,
the present punishment is a
result of a second offense-the
first having taken place before
present members came on tam-
"We strongly oppose this appli-
cation of guilt by association in
this case, and further, we strong-
ly oppose threat of punishment in
future by the elimination of the
organization due to a third of-
fense, this being an application
of the same principle."
SL ALSO PASSED a proposal
to back President John Ryder's
statement supporting Mens Ju-
diciary decisions in recent SL elec-
Eight committee chairmen,
appointed by SL Cabinet to
serve next year, were confirmed.
They are: Hugh Greenberg,
Campus Action; Herb Van Ber-
gel, Varsity; Ginny Bauer, Pub-
lic Relations; Mary Lubeck,
Cultural and Educational; Bill
Clark, Citizenship; Dick Hooker,
NSA; Adele Hager, SAC, Leon-
ard Wilcox, Better Business Bu-
Summer Legislators will be:
Quent Nesbitt, Stuart Hertzberg,
Herbert Van Bergel, Debbie Du-
binsky, Ed. Reifel, Louis Wirbel,
PROPOSALS passed for Sum-
mer SL were work on SL and NSA
handbooks, a permanent SL meet-
ing and business room and to ex-
amine and evaluate, with other
campus organizations, present reg-
ulations on "social conduct."
The Legislature also passed a
proposal to have 1,000 copies of
the revived SL Handbook for
Freshmen, containing informa-
tion on SL committees and work
on campus, to be printed and
distributed to freshmen during
New PCS Lists
Revised lists of Ann Arbor, De-
troit and other city Purchase Card
System stores are available to card
holders in the Office of Student
Affairs, according to Cathy Hous-
ton, PSC chairman.
' The Phoenix Project's Building
will include special laboratories
and an auditorium.
The regions, the alumni who
are the regional chairmen and
their home towns are:
1. Me., N.H., Vt., Mass., Conn.,
R.I., N.Y. and northern N.J. -
Harry C. Stevenson, Sr., Roches-
2. Southern N.J., eastern Pa.,
Del., Md., Va., and D.C.-James
W. Follin, Washington, D.C.
3. Western Pa., O., and W.
Va.-Millard H. Pryor, Mans-
4. N.C., S.C., Ga., Fla., Ala.,
Miss., La., Tenn. and Ky.-Rob-
ert R. Snodgrass, Atlanta, Ga.
5. Ill., Ind. and Wis.-Dewey
Fagerburg, Chicago, Ill.
6. Ia., Minn., Neb., N.D., S.D.
and Wyo.-Andrew E. Roedel,
7. Ark., Colo., Kan., Mo., N.M.,
Okla. and Tex. - Elmore J.
Blackert, Victoria, Tex.
8. Calif., Ariz., Nev. and Utah
- William C. Mullendore, Los
Angeles, Calif. and Kenneth S.
Baxter, San Francisco, Calif.
9. Mich.: Washtenaw, Lena-
wee and Monroe Counties-Earl
H. Cress, Ann Arbor.
10. Mich.: Western - George
C. Thomson, Grand Rapids
11. Mich.: Upper Peninsula-
Walter F. Gries, Ishpeming.
12. Ida., Mont., Ore. and
Wash. - Edgar N. Eisenhower,
13. Mich.: Counties in the
14. Mich.: Wayne County-
Glenn M. Coulter, Detroit.
State chairmen will now be ap-
pointed by the regional chairmen,
except for regions in Michigan,
where counties are treated as
states, Lang said.
Need for Union
JACKSON-()-The AFL state
convention was told yesterday that
unions must start educating their
The statement came from Ar-
thur Elder, of the Michigan Fed-
eration of Teachers. He said the
University of Michigan no longer
offers satisfactory courses.
* * *
HIS STATEMENT was the lat-
est in a long controversy between
the unions and the University.
Last year the University discontin-
ued its Worker Education Service
after a General Motors executive
claimed it contained leftist teach-
The University resumed the
courses later, under a new pro-
gram but again dropped them
when unions boycotted them.
Elder was discharged as direc-
tor of the service before the new
program was tried.
"IF WE CAN'T look to the
University for that service, it must
be carried on by the unions them-
selves," Elder told the convention.
among workers to combat anti-
union opinion, he added the "time
to start this education, political
action and legislative program is
now, not next year."
Off Must List
WASHINGTON - () - Demo-
cratic leaders drastically curtailed
the Administration's program for
this session of Congress yesterday
by stripping the hotly contested
Health Insurance and Civil Rights
proposals off the "must" list.
At the same time, Senate Ma-
jority Leader Scott Lucas indi-
cated he expects no Senate action
this session on President Tru-
man's $4,000,000,000 Tax Boost
plan, the new Brannan Farm Plan
or the Foreign Arms Program.
* * *
WITH A TENTATIVE Congress
adjournment date set for July 31,
these are the main bills he listed
for priority action:
1. Extension of the Reciprocal
Trade Program-already ap-
proved by the House but pres-
ently stalled in the Senate.
2. Repeal of the Taft-Hartley
3. Ratification of the North At-
lantic Security Treaty, which re-
quires only Senate approval by a
two-thirds majority vote.
* * *
THE ILLINOIS Democrat
sketched out these major decisions
after first meeting with President
Truman at the White House and
then taking up the legislative pro-
gram with members of the Senate
Democratic Policy Committee.
Americans for Democratic Ac-
tion promptly fired a statement
of protest against halting the
drive for the Civil Rights pro-
Lucas said Democratic lieuten-
ants will seek action before ad-
journment on minimum wage
boosts, as well as the international
wheat agreement and a pay raise
for top government executives and
for military personnel.
* * *
HE TOLD NEWSMEN at the
White House parley-also attended
by House Speaker Sam Rayburn-
did not touch on the possibility
of an extra session. He and Ray-
burn agreed that if the lawmakers
can meet the streamlined legis-
lative "must" scheduled they can
wind up their work by August.
Lucas said he thinks Mr. Tru-
man is "definitely satisfied" with
the progress being made on the
sweeping legislative program laid
down in January.
To End Probe
Investigation May Be
Resumed Next F11
Men's Judiciary Council will not
probe the "stuffing" of the ballot
box any further this semester be-
cause of time limitations, accord-
ing to Bill Reitzer, '51L, Council
Four student government can-
didates were disqualified early
this month Eby a Council order
because ballots with votes for
them were found "stuffed" in the
BUT AN APPEAL to the Uni-
versity Sub-Committee on Dis-
cipline was upheld, the order "set
iside," and the case returned to
the Council for any further recom-
mendations it "may care to make."
R.eitzer said last week the
Council would not cease investi-
gating the case of the four stu-
dents, but might probe to fur-
ther find the parties guilty of
The candidates were Tom Spar-
row, '52, student legislature; Mor-
gan Ramsay, '50BAd, Union com-
bined schools vice-president; Rog-
er Vogel, '51E, junior engineering
president and Jim Morse, '52E,
sophomore engineering president.
BIG FOUR MINISTERS AT WORK-This is the scene in the Pink Marble Palace conference room
in Paris where the Big Four foreign ministers yesterday rejected Russia's proposal to wipe out the
West German State. The Associated Press claims that Ernest Bevin is seated at the extreme left
at a table, and that Dean Acheson is at extreme right. Seated next to him is Dr. Philip Jessup.
People with better than 20-20 vision should be able to identify Andrei Vishinsky standing in left
* * *
ENTRIES BREAK RECORD:
A nnounce Hopwood
Winners Tom orrow
Winners of the annual Avery
and Jule Hopwood contest will be
announced tomorrow after the
Hopwood Lecture which is to be
given by. Dr. Francis Otto Matties-
sen at 4:15 in Rackham Lecture
Sixty-six contestants have sub-
mitted 89 manuscripts in the con-
test this year, according to Miss
Mary Cooley, assistant and Di-
rector of Hopwood Awards.
* * *
CONTEST MANUSCRIPTS were
submitted in four fields; fiction,
drama, poetry and essay. This
year's entries surpassed those of
last year when 65 contestants sub-
mitted only 74 manuscripts.
Sixteen novels have been sub-
mitted, more than in any other
previous year. A total of 41 man-
uscripts have been entered in the
major contest, open to seniors
There were 16
field of fiction, 11
in essay and 10 in
entries in the
in drama, four
test, open to qualified undergrad-
uates, include 22 in the field of
fiction, nine in drama, four in
essay, and 13 in poetry.
Last year approximately $6,-
500 was awarded to contest
winners. Nowhere else in the
world does a university offer its
students such large prizes for
their literary efforts.
Representatives from several
large publishing companies will be
present in Ann Arbor to discuss
manuscripts with Hopwood con-
Fros - Soph
Get SAC Nod
Bill Gripman's "school spirit"
program took another step toward
becoming reality yesterday when
the Student Affairs Committee ap-
proved the five major activities
that will constitute Frosh-Soph
Week next fall.
After eliminating plans which
would have conflicted with fresh-
man eligibility rules and restrict-
ing the tug-of-war to male par-
ticipants, the SAC approved the
OCT. 10. Organizational rally
Oct. 11. Freshman organization-
Oct. 13. Tug -of - war across
the Huron River between fresh-
men and sophomores.
Oct. 14. Sophomore show pre-
sented for freshmen.
Oct. 15. Frosh-Soph dance.
* * *
GRIPMAN'S original plans had
called for freshman participation
in the show and in the prepara-
tions for the dance but, after care-
ful study, the SAC decided that
such freshman activity would vio-
late eligibility rules.
ENTRIES IN THE minor con-
Presentation of scholarships
annually given by the literary col-
lege has been temporarily delayed,
according to Richard C. Boys,
chairman of the scholarship com-
Cause of the delay, Boys said,
stems from the uncertainty of
are still being considered by the
"Ordinarily the scholarships
would already have been present-
ed by this time," Boys said, "but
the situation being what it is,
nothing definite can be an-
He added that those students
who still are being considered for
the scholarships have been noti-
fied of the delay in presentation.
Reds Ask for
PARIS-OP)--Russia proposed in
the Foreign Ministers Council last
night to wipe out the West Ger-
man State and return German af-
fairs to four-power control ma-
chinery. All three western poxiars
immediately rejected the propos-
als, made by Soviet Foreign Min-
ister Andrei Vishinsky.
The breakdown of Four-Power
machinery led to the Berlin
THE FIRST of the long-awaited
Soviet proposals was outlined by
Western Power press officers after
a meeting of nearly three hours. In
effect Vishinsky's plan would:
1. Nullify the West German
State at Bonn by 'putting Ger-
man control in the hands of a
German state council under the
Allied Control Council.
2. Give implied Western recog-
nition to the hand-picked East
Communist regime by giving it an
equal voice in control of German
* * *
3. STRIP FROM Western Ger-
mans the self-governing powers
they have received in the western
occupation statute by going back
to the presently defunct Allied
4. Call for a new election in
strife-torn Berlin of a govern-
ment for all the city.
5. Wipe out the Ruhr authority
which the three Western Powers,
with Belgium, the Netherlands and
Luxembourg, have set up.
Reds Give Up
Protested by Russia
BERLIN-( P)-Several thous-
and Soviet-directed railway police
yielded control of West Berlin
railway stations to West Berlin po-
lice last night on order of the
United States, Britain and France.
Russia protested the three-
power action, which came on the
fourth day of a bloody strike
against the Soviet-controlled rail-
way and elevated systems. At least
two persons have been killed and
hundreds have been injured.
* * *
STRIKE DETAILS from the
anti-Communist UGO (indepen-
dent labor organization) moved
into the stations with the West
Berlin nn ipi TTC GOladers csid
Communists occupied the heart of
Shanghai yesterday without a
fight but Nationalist machine
guns barred the way into the
northeastern part of the world's
fourth largest city.
Green - uniformed Red troops
marched in from the southwest
early yesterday to the pealing of
church bells - apparently the
BY 10 A.M., THE Communists
had taken over the city down to
the Bund, which fringes the West
bank of the Whangpoo River, and
to the north as far as Soochow
Creek, which bisects the city east
Nationalist soldiers, however,
still were stationed on the
bridges over Soochow Creek.
Several armored cars stood on
Garden Bridge, near the point
where Soochow empties into the
As the first units of Communist
troops moved downtown without
opposition, Nationalist troops at
the City Hall even broke out a
huge sign over their barricade
saying "Welcome Peoples Libera-
tion (Communist) Army.
* * *
WHILE THE Communist job of
taking over Shanghai moved for-
ward, the din of battle still echoed
from the Woosung front.
The Nationalist garrison is
fighting to keep open the road
to their escape port of Woosung,
10 miles north of Shanghai.
The Red radio in Peiping assert-
ed that Communist troops were so
firmly established on the east bank
of the Whangpoo that all river
traffic between Shanghai and
Woosung was stopped.
Fighting still sputtered in Poo-
tung, the district across the
Whangpoo from Shanghai.
* * *
To China' .-Gale
"The Chinese Communists have
officially expressed their opposi-
tion to the West, but it is im-
possible for any Chinese govern-
ment to exist without Western
economic cooperation," Dr. Esson
P. Gale declared in commenting on
the current Chinese situation.
"The Communist government
will have to make its peace with
the United States," he said. "They
are too far from the Russian Com-
munist center, and poor transpor-
tation facilities will hamper any
Russian attempt to have the Chi-
nese trade exclusively with them."
Dr. Gale, who spent a number
of years in China on the Amer-
ican foreign staff and in the Chi-
nese government, declared that
there was no possibility of restor-
ing the Nationalist government.
"At one time, they were doing
a valuable service for the Chinese
people," he said, "but they have
lost the people's confidence since
Union Opera will hold a meet-
ing at 7:30 p.m. today in the Un-
ion for all persons interested in
writing music or scripts for next
Jim Ebersole, opera manager,
hopes to receive enough scenarios
by June 30 so that he can make
a prompt selection of the one
which will be expanded into the
script for the 1950 production.
"IF NEXT YEAR'S show is a
DAILY STAFF UP IN THE AIR:
Precocious Bird Fights Eviction Proceedings
By PERRY LOGAN
Up in the air! It's a bird! It's a
plane! It's-no, by George, it is a
- He flits from lamp-chain to
lamp-chain at the very top of the
building, lighting from time to
"Now see here," I exclaimed,
somewhat to the point I felt, "I'm
only trying to help. You needn't
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been intense in publication cir-
cles. He has a dull-green-gray
that he is a red-eyed vireo,. which
he hasn't denied.
Conscientious bird lovers,
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