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Latest Deadline in the State



Hits Jessup
As Pro-Red
Senator Testifies
To Committee
WASHINGTON - ('- Senator
) McCarthy (R.-Wis.) yesterday at-
tacked the State Department's
roving ambassador Phillip C. Jes-
sup as having an "unusual affinity
for Communist causes."
Jessup is now in the Far East,
'k assigned to discuss strategy for
blocking the Communist sweep in-
to Asia.
TESTIFYING under oath, Mc-
Carthy also charged that Dorothy
Kenyon, a former State Depart-
ment official, has "collaborated"
with at least 28 Communist-front
In New York, Miss Kenyon
called McCarthy a cowardly liar.
The Wisconsin senator's charges
were aired at the kick-off session
of a Senate foreign relation sub-
committee's investigation into his
allegations that Red influence is
widespread in the State Depart-
The hearing broke out into fre-
quent uproars as Democratic mem-
bers peppered McCarthy with
* * *
McCARTHY said that Miss Ken-
yon was a $12,000 a year State
Department employe, holding the
? post of delegate to a United Na-
tions ,commission on the status of
women. He said her "Communist
activities" extend back over a per-
iod of years.
Miss Kenyon, 62-year-old spin-
"x ster, lawyer and Smith College
graduate, issued a statement ,in
New York saying:
"Senator McCarthy is a liar.
He is taking cowardly refuge in
his congressional immunity to
smear innocent people."
She said she had never heard of
most of the organizations the Ses-
ator had accused her of aiding.
"Some of them I vaguely re-
member as being groupshbefore
whom I made a speech," she said.
"I have made speeches before all
kinds of groups, including Repub-
licans, for many yeas."
WSSF Blood
Pledge Climbs
To 100 Pints
Returns on the World Student
Service Fund blood pledge cam-
paign mounted to an even 100
today, as two more groups turned
in their first blood lists.
This brought the money gained
for the aid of needy foreign stu-
dents through blood contributions
up to $1,500, with each pint worth
Added to the slate of enlisted
organized houses were Interna-
tional House, with one - third
pledged yesterday, and Alpha Ep-
sion Phi, with 10 pledges so far.
Also adding their blood to the
student drive were 13 eligible don-
ors of the WSSF Council, accord-
ing to Wym Price, drive chairman.
Price also urged that students
pick up and drop their pledge
cards today and tomorrow at one

of the WSSF booths located in the
League, Union, Administration.
Bldg. and Angell Hall lobbies.
A luncheon meeting at noon to-
da in Lane Hall for students in-
terested in lecturing at organized
houses has also been scheduled,
according to Price.
Speaker Gives
Educating the wife, accepting
religion and God, and not desiring
too much security, were three of
the main points listedrfor success
in industry after graduation by
Robert J. Morrison, '41E, person-
nel director of the Peerless Cement
He spoke to the American Insti-
tute of Electric Engineers and the
Institute of Radio Engineers last

Affiliates Blasted
In Forum Debate
Teninga, Atchison Champion Greek
Cause Against Independent Attack
Charging that "fraternities and sororities breed narrowmindedness
and discrimination," Nick Datsko, '50, president of the Inter-Coopera-
tive Council last night asserted that "affiliated groups have no place
in our democratic society."
Datsko, one of two students backing the independent cause on
the Michigan Forum's innagural debate program over the indepen-
dent-affiliated issue, cited the requirement that a student must be
unanimously accepted by a fraternity's membership before being
initiated as an "outstanding example of the lack of democracy within
affiliated groups."
"And living in such small selective groups, all drawn from the
same social and economic backgrounds, destroys a person's basic
-personality individualities," he

i 1 ___.. - - __ - - _

Doctor Sees
Med Blanks
Unc hanged
The admissions committee of
the medical school has not yet
seen sufficient cause to consider
changing the questions on its ap-
plication blanks, Dr. Wayne L.
Whitaker, chairman of the com-
mittee, told a special delegation
from the Committee to End Dis-
crimination yesterday.
Removing the questions that the
CED designates as discriminatory
would not necessarily prevent dis-
crimination, he declared. Further-
more, the removal of these ques-
tions and request for a picture,
which hedasserted were used only
for purposes of personal interview
and identification, would hamper
the work of the admissions com-
mittee. He considered this handi-
cap to be more serious than' the
possible damage that could be
done by accusations of discrimin-
"The story has come to us that
it is the CED which is creating the
blot on the medical school by pro-
mulgating the idea that there is
discrimination," Dr. Whitaker de-
Far from acting against minor-
ity groups, the medical school
makes decisions in their favor, he
said. "It is my information that in
the past few years all Negro ap-
plicants who have met the mini-
mum qualifications have been ac-
cepted, even those out of state."
When asked if he didn't feel it
was significant that Northwestern
University and the University of
Illinois "have found it feasible to
remove discriminatory questions
from their application blanks," Dr.
Whitaker replied that it all de-
pends on the method of selection
used by these schools and what
factors caused them to change.
Dr. Whitaker emphasized that
grades are not enough of a cri-
terion on which to base admission.
He said the predictive value of
pre-medical grades in medical
school is approximately 16 per-
"We want to find out the other
84 percent." This is done partially
.through interviews, for which the
application blanks provide a guide,
he explained.
Lewis, Hard
Coal Owners
In Agreement
By The Associated Press
John L. Lewis and hard coal
operators got together yesterday in
an agreement reported to follow
closely the terms on which the
soft coal strike was ended.
Right on the heels of the settle-
ment Senator Taft (R.-Ohio) de-
nounced President Truman's han-
dling of the soft coal dispute and
told the Senate that Mr. Truman
had "encouraged open defiance of
the law."
Lewis, president of the United
Mine Workers, announced only the
bare fact that agreement had been
reached "on all essential points"
in the hard coal negotiations.
Meanwhile, Lewis got a polite
"no thanks" for his offer of a
$1,000,000 loan to support the
Chrysler strike.

* * *
DATSKO WAS challenged, how-
ever, by Senior Class president
Wally Teninga, who pointed out
that "when a man enters a fra-
ternity he is met with every kind
of personality."
"Since he can't quit after he
has been initiated, a student is
forced to live with these some-
times conflicting personalities
and develop a sense of toler-
ance," he added.
Nancy Holman, '51, the second
independent speaker, charged that
"in fraternities and sororities there
are group codes which an individ-
ual is expected to conform to-
codes which lack sincerity and
eliminate individual personality.
"Among independents, however,
the group must conform to the in-
dividual and the development of
individual character is emphasiz-
ed," she added.
Asserting that affiliated groups
give students "an opportunity to
know one group of people inti-
mately," Joyce Atchison, '50, the
second affiliated speaker, asserted
that "it is far better to know 40
people intimately than to know
1200 slightly."
Miss Atchison later cited fra-
ternity and sorority affiliations
with other chapters all over the
country as a factor promoting cos-
mopolitan attitudes among affil-
iated students.
Following a brief roundtable
moderated by SL presidert Quent
Nesbitt, '50BAd, the four debaters
were beseiged with questions from
the more than 250 students who
visited the Architecture Auditor-
ium to hear the Forum debate.
World News
By The Associated Press
teen armed forces prisoners died
last night and two others were
critically injured in a flash fire
that swept through a temporary
building at Sandia secret weapons
ALBANY, N.Y.-A New York
law banning employment of any
public school teacher belonging
to a subversive organization was
upheld unanimously yesterday
by the appellate division of the
state supreme court.
The decision will be appealed.
*' *, *
TAIPEI - China's Nationalists
yesterday claimed the biggest suc-
cess on the mainland since For-
mosa became the symbol of resis-
tance last December-the capture
of Sikang province's capital, Kang-
* * *
LAKE SUCCESS - Secretary-
General Trygve Lie yesterday
suggested giving China's seats in
the United Nations to the gov-
ernment actually ruling the bulk
of the 460,000,000 Chinese people.

Boone Fired
For Stand On
Hospital Cuts
Ouster Widens
Defense Breach
fense Department and Rear Ad-
miral Joel T. Boone agreed yester-
day that Boone had been booted
out of his high medical post in
the departmentubecause of his re-
sistance to a cutback in military
The disclosure honed a new
edge on some Congressional temp-
ers already sharp over maneuvers
in the department, including the
ouster of Admiral Louis E. Den-
feld as chief of naval operations.
* * *
DR. RICHARD Meiling, the de-
partment's director of military
medical services, said he had de-
cided the Boone shift was neces-
sary as early as last October, just
after Dr. Meiling took over.
It did not actually come, how-
ever, until Feb. 28 this year, and
was not disclosed publicly until
Tuesday, just after Boone had
testified in a Congressional in-
quiry that the hospital cuts were
The Admiral, White House phy-
sician to Presidents Harding, Cool-
idge and Hoover and a Congres-
sional Medal of Honor winner in
World War I, was senior medical
officer in the off ice of Secretary of
Defense Johnson.
BOONE GAVE his account of
the firing yesterday in a second
appearance on the witness stand
of a House Armed Services sub-
committee which is investigating
the plan to close five general hos-'
pitals and cut down others in a
move to save $25,000,000 to $50,-
000,000 a year.
He said that Feb. 28 Rear Ad-..
miral Clifford A. Swanson, Navy
Surgeon General, advised him that
Dr. Meiling had asked for his re-
moval on the ground that he was
Campus Vets
May Get More
GI Eligibility
Veterans on campus faced with
"GI eligibility time" running out
in the middle of a semester may
be able to get additional eligibil-
ity under a VA mid-point-of-se-
mester ruling.
Under present regulations a vet-
eran receives full tuition, supplies
and subsistance if his eligibility
time covers one day beyond the
mid-point of the semester.
* * *
HOWEVER a veteran may be
able to get the extra days needed
to go beyond the "mid-point" by
arranging for a refund with the
VA of his "leave subsistance."
The "leave subsistance" is
granted automatically to veter-
ans at the end of a semester for
a period of 15 days, unless he
specifically requests not to get
it. The "leave" is then deducted
from his eligibility time.
"By buying back from the VA a
single unit of 'leave' for which he
received subsistance, a man could
get over $200 in schooling for about
$45," according to Richard Cor-
rell, Director of Veterans Service

"WITH MANY of the GI Bills
running out, a lot of veterans will
be hunting around for just that
extra time to bring them over the
half way mark of the semester."
Veterans who think they may
be able to arrange the refunds
should contact the Veterans Ad-
ministration, 310 Jefferson, De-
troit, Correll said.

May G(




-Daily-Bert Sapowimn
DIRECTORS MEET--Members of the Michigan Union Board of Directors look over a student petition
calling for direct election of the Union's president and recording secretary. Seated left to right are
Merlin C. Townley, Robert Seeber, William Wise (chairman), Prof. kerwin H. Waterman and John
A. Lindquist. Standing are Jim Smith, Paul Rid r, William Tattersoll, Prof. Albert Clark, Hugh
Cooper, John Buss and Chester Cooper.



* * *

Hawaiian Students Give
Support to Statehood Bill

General misunderstanding and
prejudice are the major reasonsl
for the delay in the passage of the
Hawaii statehood bill, according
to ten Hawaiian students, who un-
animously favored the adoption of
the measure recently passed by the
House of Representatives.
Two years ago, a similar bill
was passed by the House, but died
in a Senate committee, because of
a Communist scare, which was and
still is unfounded, Glenn Kaya
* * *
DISBELIEF in the danger of
Communism in Hawaii was shared
by all the students interviewed.
Americans seem to be afraid
of the large oriental population
in Hawaii, several students de-
* * *
No New State,
There is little likelihood that
either Alaska or Hawaii will be ad-
mitted to the Union during the
present session of Congress, Prof.
Joseph Kallenbach of the political
science department declared yes-
"Although the House has given
its approval to both territories, the
Senate will no doubt block their
admission," Prof. Kallenach said.
He pointed out that Southern
Senators will oppose Hawaii's
statehood because of an aversion
to the complex racial make-up of
the population.
Alaskan admission will not be
granted as it would mean the en-
trance of another over-represented
state in the Senate, he explained.
"And if one is denied statehood,
the other will be also," Prof. Kal-
lenbach ventured. "As the Senate
refused to act on an Hawaiian En-
abling Act in 1947, the House has
offered Alaska as a political coun-
terweight to the Senate. Alaska is
expected to vote Democratic and
Hawaii Republican."

Glared. Refuting this fear, Mrs.
Netta Paulson, '52, said that
most of the Japanese and Chin-
ese, who constitute 40 per cent
of the population, are "thor-
oughly Americanized" second
and third generation citizens.
"When the 'statehood question
came up before the war, our loy-
alty was questioned because of the
large number of orientals, but
since then our loyalty has been
more than adequately proved,",
Tai Choy Yim asserted.
THE FACT that Hawaii is com-
posed of so many racial groups
would be an advantage for the
United States, because it shows
that all races can live and work
together, George Ariyoski said.
Hawaii has more than the
required population, is politi-
cally and economically mature,
and has an educational system
above the United States aver-
age, so there is no reason why
it should not become a state,
Tai Choy Yim said, voicing the
unanimous opinion of the stu-
"We pay huge federal taxes and
yet don't receive the full benefits
from federal laws. We have no
representation in Congress, and
don't even choose our own gover-
nor," Glenn Kaya said.
* * *
affect us just as much as they af-
feet residents of Michigan, so we
ought to have some voice in shap-
ing these laws," Robert Vakuda
said, explaining that Hawaii has
one delegate in Congress, without
a vote.
"Statehood is actually just a
completion of the democratic pro-
cess which we have been taught all
our lives. In schools at home we
have learned to expect independ-
ence and representative govern-
ment," Ed Ching said.
Genro Kashiwa observed that
the fact that Hawaii is predom-
inantly Republican may be ano-
ther obstacle in the path of its
becoming a state during this ses-
sion of Congress.

Union Board
The .Michigan Union Board of
Directors assented last night to
meet with representatives of a
student group seeking to bring
about amendments to the Union
At a special session, the Board
agreed to discuss a petition sub-
mitted by the group calling for
direct election of the Union's two
top officers.
* * *
THE PETITION was circulated
by Herb Leiman, '50, and signed
by 236 students. It proposes
amendments which would provide
for election of the Union president
and recording secretary by the or-
ganization's entire student mem-
Convening after an informal
dinner in the Union Founder's
Room, the Board resolved itself
into a committee of the whole
to meet with Leiman's group.
Date for the meeting was set for
March 16.
In a special statement, the
Board named Jim Smith,. presi-
dent of Men's Judiciary Council
and member of the Board, as
chairman of the committee of the
* * * *
"THE committee recognizes the
possible desirability of changing
the Constitution and hopes to dis-
cuss the petition in that light,"
the statement continued.
It said that the meeting with
Leiman's group will be held
March 16 because "this is the
earliest date on which a quorum
of the committee could be ob-
The proposals presented by Lei-
man's group aim at altering the
present method of choosing the
two officers. They are now ap-
pointed by a Union "selections
committee" composed of the Dean
of Students, three faculty or
alumni members, and three stu-

of Evidence
Arguments, Jury
sentation of evidence in the his-
toric Sander "mercy death" mur-
der trial was completed late yes-
The windup came amid clashes
of words and medical opinions on
how the cancer-riddled Abbie Bor-
roto met death.
* * *
THE CASE IS expected to go to
the all-male jury today after final
arguments by counsel and the
judge's charge.
Dr. Herman N. Sander is being
tried for first degree murder on
charges he killed the 59-year-
old housewife and family friend
"with malice aforethought" to
end her suffering.
The mild - mannered country
doctor frankly admits giving her
air injections but claims she was
already dead at the time-a claim
that has brought conflicting medi-
cal opinions.
JUST AFTER both sides an-
nounced all their evidence was in,
chief defense counsel Louis E.
Wyman made a motion for a dir-
ected verdict of acquittal-a rou-
tine procedure in New Hampshire
murder trials. The motion was de-
"Verbal fireworks flared durin
the day as attorney general Wil-
liam L. Phinney hammered at
Dr. Robert F. Ford without shak-
ing the defense medical expert's
testimony that air injections
could not possibly have killed
Mrs. Borroto.
The prosecutor called back as
rebuttal witnesses his own two
pathologists-both of whom ex-
pressed opinions earlier that Mrs.
Borroto died of air embolish in-
duced by the injections.
* * *
haired state pathologist, disputed
the claim of the 35-year-old Dr.
Ford that an autopsy showed a
blood clot on Mrs. Borroto's arm
would have blocked the vein.
Under sharp cross-examina-
tion by Wyman, Dr. Miller ad-
mitted that he had not studied
the microscopic slides on the
vein until last week. And the
state medical expert admitted
he testified the first time before
examining the slides.
A dramatic touch to the trial
came when the vein of Mrs. Bor-
roto's left arm-the arm in which
the injections were made w was
brought into the courtroom for the
state pathologist to examine.
Quad To Hold
Debate on Bias
"Round Two-University Legis-
lation on Discrimination" will be
the bone of contention at an in-
formal discussion, sponsored by
the East Quad Council, at 7:30
p.m. today in East Quad's south
Ray Litt, '52E, East Quad Coun-
cil president, yesterday invited
Student Legislature's Human Re-

lations Committee, all campus
house presidents and members of
the new International"House to
participate in the parley.
Discussion, will be led by Tom
Walsh, '50L, and Gordon Mac-
Dougall, Litt said.
Members of Delta Gamma, Kap-
pa Kappa Gamma and Sigma Del-
ta Tau sororities have already been
invited to the discussion, he added,
in addition to residents of the
three women's co-op houses-Mur-
iel Lester, Harold Osterweil and
A. K. Stevens.



Open Rushing Plan Receives Favorable Comment

The sorority "open rushing" set-
up--whereby each rushee is re-
quired to visit every house on cam-
pus-has evoked a generally fa-
vrnl h sentiment from sororiteA

presidents is necessary before
such a system could be put in
effect, "Jake" Jacobson, IFC
president, added. "IFC's execu-
tive committee has been work-
. ,-_II

Nickie Sotier declared her house as
a whole thinks open rushing is "a
fine idea. Through such a pro-
cedure we have an opportunity to
meet girls regardless of religion,
and to foster at least casual

bettering relations between sorori-
pha Epsilon Phi said it was all for
the idea as a house and that the
setup "should continue."
* * *

with pertinent data on member-
ship and finances.
Finding fault with the short 15-
minute period rushees were obliged
to stay at each house, Judy Davies
remarked on the difficulty in re-

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