By KEN BIALKIN
Swimmers from nine of the schools in the Western Conference
began pouring into Ann Arbor yesterday to compete in the Big Ten
swimming championships which begin here tonight.
Michigan State is the only school in the Conference that will
not be on hand to try to wrest the crown from the hands of the
favored Buckeyes of Ohio State.
The only event slated for tonight at 7:30 p.m. will be the 1500
meter free style race. Admission to the meet is free.
* * * *
ENTERED IN TONIGHT'S 1500-meter race for Michigan will be
distance stars Captain Matt Mann III, Gus Stager and Bob Wagener.
The Wolverines' chief competitors in this race will be the aggregation
from Ohio State. The Buckeyes are expected to enter Jack Taylor,
Mike Stephanos and Bunny Nakama. Taylor, especially is the man
to watch in this event. Purdue's Mike Kosmetos is given a good
chance to grab one of the places that count.
Conference champs Ohio State are rated as top-heavy favorites
to retain their number one spot with the Wolverines in the dark
horse position. Second place Iowa, weakened by the loss of their
free style ace Wally Ris may still have a few things to say about
the outcome of the championships.
The competition swings imto full steam tomorrow with the
swimming of the 50-yard freestyle, 220-yard freestyle, 150-yard
backstroke, 200-yard breast stroke, 400-yard relay and the low-
Probable entrants for the Wolverines in the 50-yard free style
race will be Dick Martin, Bernie Kahn, Tom Riegal, Jim Dickerson
and Bill Upthegrove. The competition will be keen in this event with
OSU's Herb Kobayaski and Bob Congilliere swimming for the Red
* * *
* * *
BOARD OF STRATEGY-Matt Mann (left) veteran Michigan
swimming coach discusses plans for halting Ohio State's power-
ful natators in their bid for a second straight Big Ten swimming
championship with Matt Mann III, Wolverine captain and son
of the coach. The three-day meet will get under way tonight
in the I-M pool with the younger Mann seeking to recapture the
1500-meters title he won in 1948.
BOB DUNLOP DUSTY GARST
. ..Purdue .. Iowa
and Gray. Iowa will send their great sprinters into the fray in the
persons of Ed Garst, Bob Busch, Larry Dunbar and Bill Nicholson;
with Chuck Thomas swimming for Purdue.
THE 220-YARD FREESTYLE features Michigan's distance twins
Mann and Stager while the Euckeyes will enter Stephanos who beat
the twins last week in this event, as well as Taylor and Nakama.
The Buckeyes almost completely dominate the entries in the
150-yard backstroke. Mike Peppe can take his choice from four
great backstrokers, Taylor, Bill Sonner, Gordon Leaf or Joe Prata.
The Wolverines will be on a more equal footing in the 200-yard
breast stroke where Matt Mann can choose from among Olympic
swimmer John Davies, Stu Elliot and Bill Austin. But as usual, the
Buckeyes will have a couple of men making their bid for top honors
in the persons of Jose Balmores and Bob Bartels.
The final event of tomorrow evening's competition will be the
400-yard freestyle relay. Matt Mann will very likely stick with his
team of Moss, Dave Tittle, Martin and Dave Neisch.
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Latest Deadline in the State
VOL. LX, No. 100
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 2, 1950
dent John L. Lewis of the
United Mine Workers Union last
night was served with a sum-
mons in the $1,150,000 damages
suit brought against him by a
coal mine operator.
WASHINGTON - (P) - The
U ited Mine Workers' contempt
trial was completed yesterday and
Judge Richmond B. Keech began
studying the question whether to
slap a huge fine on the union for
the nation-wide coal strike.
All in one swift-moving day, the
government completed its case,
r the miners used only one witness
In their defense and final argu-
ments were heard.
NOW IT'S UP to Judge Keech,
who heard the case without a jury.
He said he could not say when
he's likely to reach a verdict.
Even while the trial was wind-
ing up, there was another start
on negotiations to end the giant
strike gnawing away at the
country's economy. The talks
got nowhere, however, and were
broken off until today.
With coal strike negotiations
thus deadlocked and more snow
predicted, Ann Arbor faces a des-
perate fuel situation, in spite of
the huge University stocks being
made available to the city.
LOCAL COAL yards reported
last night that they have a one
day supply of coal left.
The University will continue
to grant the city up to 1,000 tons
of coal, according to Walter
Briggs, vice-president of the
However, should the strike con-
tinue, grants will be determined by
the existing stocks and needs of
the University itself.
"After tomorrow, we may have
to fall back on University supplies
of coal completely," McCudden
Petitions for this spring's Stu-
dent Legislature election will be
available from 3 to 5 p.m. today
through next Friday at the SL
office in the Office of Student Af-
fairs, Administration Building.
Legislator Dave Belin, '51, chair-
man of the citizenship committee,
announced that any student meet-
ing University eligibility require-
ments may join the semi-annual
election race by obtaining the sig-
natires of 150 students and re-
turning the petition to the SL
office by March 314.
He urged all students interested
Union To Discuss
Fo oElection of Officers
By BOB KEITH
A special meeting of members of the Michigan Union Board of
Directors will be called by Union President Bill Wise, '50, to discuss
a student proposal seeking direct popular election of the Union's
president and recording secretary, it was decided late last night.
Attending the meeting will be representatives of a 236 member
student group, headed by Herb Leiman, '50, which is hoping to
bring about the new method of election.
THIS DECISION was reached after Wise and Leiman met in the
Union Student Offices and informally talked over a petition circu-
%lated and submitted by Leiman
calling for amendments to the
SL Favors Union Constitution.
The amendments would en-
able all student member. -f the
Union to vote for the president
} and secretary every spring.
ias Q uhsIti nn Wise had opposed Lieman's pe-
tition on grounds that it would be
contrary to the best interests of
By JIM BROWN the Union, but the two men parted
Student Legislature voted over- last night with an attitude of
whelmingly last night to go on compromise and cooperation.
* * *
Of Atom Dangers
McMahon (D-Conn) called yes-
terday for an unprecedented ses-
sion of the UN General Assembly'
in Moscow to work out "rascal-
proof safeguards" against atomic
war and the unguessed perils of
the hydrogen bomb.
In a major Senate speech, he
warned that every tick of the
clock brings closer the moment
when the United States and Rus-
sia will be glowering at each other
astraddle stocks of horror weap-
ons capable of ravishing this plan-
"IF WE do not act, the atom
will," he prophesied.
FORT COLLINS, Colo.--()-
The city jail was closed to
wrongdoers yesterday-too lit-
tle coal made the cooler too
Police Chief 0. P. Kelley or-
dered the radiators turned off
and the doors locked to ease
the strain on the city's dwindl-
ing fuel supply.
It won't be open season for
lawbreakers, however. Sheriff
Ray M. Barger extended the
hospitality of the Larimer
record as "favoring the removal
of potentially discriminatory ques-
tions from application blanks of
the various schools of the Univer-
The resolution lists "potentially
discriminatory" questions as those
concerning race, religion, former
name if changed, ancestry of par-
ents, birth place of parents, place
of birth, occupation of parents,
family education, family citizen-
ship, nationality and photo-
LEGISLATOR Don Abramson,
'51, who sponsored the bill under
the auspices of the campus action
committee, said that he has con-
ducted a personal investigation of
the controversial questions ap-
pearing on application blanks in
several of the University's schools
and colleges'and asserted that "vi-
gorous SL action may speed re-
moval of the clauses."
Abramson and other SL mem-
bers will now work closely with
deans of the various colleges in
order to push removal of the
A similar campaign was ini-
tiated earlier this year by the Com-
mittee to End Discrimination and
other campus groups but so far
has met with little success.
EXTENDING their meeting 45
minutes past the usual adjourn-
ment time because of a heavily
crowded agenda, the legislators al-
so voiced strong support for the
World Student Service Fund drive
which will be launched next week.
Twenty-four SL members vol-
unteered to donate blood for the
drive early next week on the rec-
ommendation of the cabinet who
had earlier voted unanimously to
contribute a pint of their blood to
Several other Legislators volun-
teered to work on solicitation com-
mittees for the drive.
t -l - TC . Ts f ra
WISE COMMENTED that "while About a dozen of t
in my mind the petition as it tors listened attentiv
stands is not adequate, I will be pink-faced colleague
more than happy to ask the Board the Joint Congressi
to form some type of committee tee on Atomic Energ
to study it with a student group." active worker in thel
Leiman regarded the opportun- lations Committee.
ity to meet with the Board a After the westernl
"highly significant step towards outtheir program, h
solving the question of election in- should insist that it]
stead of appointment of the two by the United Nations
Union senior officers." the Soviets' capital,v
At present they are chosen by bates broadcast to e
a Union "selections committee" of the globe.
consisting of four faculty or "IF THE Soviet rul
alumni members and three stu- real town meeting of1
dents, he pointed out. their Moscow citade
Leiman added that last night's "then we may truly h
discussion "brought to light cer- ful talks.
tain points mentioned in the orig- McMahon noted tha
inal petition that need further posal was advanced b
elaboration and discussion." States four years ago
Under the Union Constitution, a Nations backing, butl
general meeting of student mem- jected by Russia. Nev
bers must be called to adopt the called for a general r
proposed amendments. problem.
INTERVIEWS NEXT WEEK:
the 96 sena-
vely to their
gy and is an
e said, they
s Assembly in
with the de-
Lers permit a
the world in
l," he said,
ope for fruit-
at such a pro-
y the United
, won United
has been re-
eview of the
Stand Against Photos
On Entrance Forms
WASHINGTON -(UP) - The
House Labor Committee voted yes-
terday to hold up action on federal
aid to education until President
Truman gives definite assurance
that schools will be free from
Chairman Lesinski (D.-Mich.)
said the committee will write such
safeguards into the legislation if
the assurances are not forthcom-
The group approved 13 to 11 a
resolution by Rep. Kearns (R.-
Pa.) asking the Presidential pledge.
It also voted to use a Senate-
approved aid bill as the basis for
working out a compromise of dif-
ferences over the controversial leg-
This bill, passed last May, auth-
orizes an annual appropriation of
$300,000,000 to help states pay
teachers' salaries and other oper-
ating expenses. It leaves to the
states whether aid should go to
private and parochial schools, as
well as public schools.
TAIPEI, Formosa - (R) - Li
Tsung-Jen tossed a political bomb
into Nationalist China today.
He said he would challenge
Chiang Kai-Shek's right to the
Chiang resumed as chief of state
yesterday, relegating acting Pres-
ident Li to the Vice Presidency he
held before the Generalissimo re-
tired in January, 1949.
Li announced from New York,
however, that he still is presi-
dent and is "making ready" to
Most quarters here say Li's sur-
prising declaration was a gesture
and predicted confidently he
would not return. But there was
no denying that Li's stand dis-
turbed political circles.
Less than 30,000 square miles of
his once vast domain - smaller
than any of the provinces of P,ed
China - remain under Chiang's
In resuming the presidency he
left just 13 months ago Chiang
called on his predecessor, acting
President Li Tsung-Jen, for aid.
The Generalissimo sent Li a
telegram in New York, where the
vice-president is recovering from
a recent operation. It asked him
to "please contact American lead-
ers both in and outside the gov-
ernment on my behalf."
WASHINGTON -- (P) - The
House armed services committee
Yield yesterday that the whole
theory of basing U.S. strategy on
atom bombing is an open question
which should be studied thor-
Hunt Seen Likely
After Fuchs Case,
Court Sentences Communist to
14 Years for 'Grossest Treachery'
LONDON-(P)-The likelihood of a vast international spy hunt
was raised last night by disclosures in the trial of Dr. Klaus Fuchs, the
atomic science wizard sentenced to 14 years in prison for betraying
American and British secrets to Soviet Russia.
A purge of the British Intelligence Service was demanded by Lord
Beaverbrook's ,'Evening Standard" in the first British editorial com-
ment on the case since the arrest of Fuchs Feb. 2. British law prevents
comment on cases pending in court.
* *' * *
DENOUNCED BY LORD GODDARD, the Lord Chief Justice of
England, as a betrayer not only
of his friends but of "the inven-
tions of your own brain," the 38- quad
year-old German-born Commun-
ist was given the maximum sent-s
ence of 14 years yesterday in Old
Bailey Court. The prosecution
described him as a Jekyll-Hyde N e ibership
The highlight of his 90-min-
ute trial was the disclosure that By DON KOTITE
he has given information which Anderson House Council, East
presumably could set off a hunt Quadrangle, has withdrawn by
fora his Soviet contacts in the unanimous vote from the Associa-
United States and Britain. tion of Independent Men, house
Fuchs' only, defense was that he president Robert Baker announced
had told all he could about the last night.
Soviet agents he contacted. His In a statement to The Daily,
attorney, Darek Curtis-Bennett Baker declared that a report from
described this information as of his dorm's AIM representative,
"valuable practical assistance" to Melvin Wachs, implying that AIM
the authorities does not represent the wishes of
Positions Open on Phoenix Committees
By JOHN DAVIES
Providing an opportunity to
take a direct hand in what Presi-
dent Alexander G. Ruthven has
called "an undertaking larger than
the University itself," the Michi-
gan Memorial-Phoenix Project will
interview for more than 50 posi-
tions in the student drive begin-
ning next week.
Mary Lubeck, '51, student drive,
chairman, in announcing the posi-
tion openings, revealed that sign-
ing up for interview appointments
on the nine working committees
will begin today in the Office
of Student Affairs, 1020 Adminis-
tration Bldg., and last until next
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* * ,
the quadrangles, one dorm chair-
nan from each of the smaller
nen's dorms and two members-at-
arge. (Must now live in dorm and
?xpect to next year.)
Other City Student Drives Com-
mittee-Seven students who will
organize League houses, co-op
ouses and students not living in
dormitories or affiliated groups.
Speakers Committee - Five
members who will organizethe
Speaking program on campus and
in alumni clubs in the state.
Personnel Committee - Five
members who will supervise the
selection of all personnel other
than the committee members.
P ... ammn iti -i ve
* * .*
THE CHIEF Justice told Fuchs
he had committed the "grossest
treachery," and done "irreparable
and incalculable harm" to the
United States as well as the land
of his adoption.
In - the courtroom crowd of
nearly a hundred reporters, in-
cluding those from Iron Curtain
countries, and an international as-
semblage of jurists, diplomats and
even a representative of the royal
family, the dome-headed scientist
easilygwas the least conspicuous
With the light gleaming from
his spectacles, Fuchs calmly stood
before the court after the charge
had been read. With one hand in a
pocket, he spoke the word "guilty"
in tones scarcely audible.
Number -- ( winI
Just getting their new license
plates is not enough for student
drivers, the University announced
They must also turn in the new
license numbers to the office of
the Dean of Students, Rm. 1020,
Administration Bldg. Until they
do, their permits are invalid, ac-
IAndersonHouse, formed the basi
for the house's decision.
He added that Anderson, havin
voted unanimously at a recenr
meeting to push the proposed in
ter-dormitory "Residence Hall
Council," was thwarted on tha
desire by AIM. He quoted Wach'
report that "continued represen
tation of the House in the AID
council would further no con
* * *
MEANWHILE, leaders of cam
pus independent groups indicate
yesterday that the task of carry.
ing out Tuesday night's decisio
by house presidents to coordinat
all unaffiliated residence group:
will fall mainly on the presidents
The accepted motion-vetoing
creation of the separate "Resi-
dence Halls Council"-provides
for formation of a joint com-
mittee of AIM and Assembly
members to work out problems
intended for the proposed inter-
Assembly president Mary J
Wilson explained that "if such
committee is formed, those hous(
presidents who have indicated in
terest will serve on it."
ALTHOUGH ne still feels th
proposed council "would encom-
pass much more than the existin
organizations can handle," Eat
MOCK INTERVIEW-Dick Johnson, '51, Jeanne Lange, '51, and
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