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VOL. LV, No. 115



Elder Crew
To See Ship
Into Harbor
Full Crew Found
Safe In Pacific
;inervy skipper and crew men who
laved .the navy net tender Elder
from explosion and fire in a week-
long ordeal in mid-Pacific, vowed
yesterday to see their charred lit-
tle ship into harbor.
The Hawaiian sea frontier com-
mand, however, said present plans
called for bringing them promptly
to Pearl Harbor in another ship.
IT WAS interested in learning
the particulars of the whole opera-
tion, including how a nearby
transport passed them by four
days before they finally were
All the Elder's crew of 40
were found safe late Friday, 26
of them in life rafts into which
the skipper, Lt. William F.
Adams, had ordered them when
the fire spread March 10.
Lt. Adams and 13 volunteers
who had stayed aboard and
snatched the Elder from doom
after a long "truggle, were located
17 miles away aboard their
charred and helpless ship.
THE PACIFIC fleet commander,
Adm. Arthur W. Radford, yester-
day "dispatched the traditional
"well-done" signals to all hands
But - the Navy also started
organizing an inquiry to find
out why a military transport
sailed near the stricken Elder
last Monday without responding
to frantic distress signals that
included gunfire and flares.
Lt. Adams in a radiophone in-
terview was outspoken about his
failure to attract attention of the
transport General A. W. Brew-
* * *
THE TRANSPORT is en route
to Yokahama from San Fran-
cisco. When' the Navy began in-
quiring about the overdue Elder
on Wednesday, the transport re-
ported sighting the missing ship
Monday in no apparent distress
700 miles from its destination -
the atomic weapons testing island
of Eniwetok.
Lt. Adams said the Brewster
passed within two miles and was
in sight for an hour and a half
but did not heed signals.
"We signaled with everything
we had aboard except our 3-inch
gun. If we'd had ammunition left
for that, we would have used it,
The ammunition had been jet-
tisoned while fighting the fire,
which started at 2 a.m. Friday
and was finally extinguished
shortly before the Brewster hove
into view.
Rain Makers
Plan NY Try
NEW YORK - (P) - Some-
where in the wooded wilderness of
New York state's Catskill moun-
tains, a small band of scientists is
about to begin an experiment that
may point the way to new life

for vast areas of the earth.
They're trying - for the first
time on a day-to-day, scientfically
controlled basis - to produce
man-made rain.
Their immediate goal is to coax
from the heavens enough water
to fill New York City's half-empty
reservoirs, and ena a shortage that
threatens to bedevil the nation's
largest city for years to come.
But this may be only the be-
"In a world not producing
enough food, there are many places
suffering from a continuous lack
of moisture and raim," scientists
Dorm Named
For Late Dean
The University s year-old new
women's dormitory at last has a

'M' Icers Take
Third in NCA A
(Special to The Daily)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-Michigan's hockey team fought
back yesterday afternoon, after another second period lapse, to whip
defending champion Boston College, 10-6 and to take third place in
the NCAA hockey playoffs.
The Wolverines led at the end of the first period, 3-0, but lost
their stuff in the middle stanza, as they did Friday night, and the
score stood at 5-all going into the final period.
* * * *
WINGMAN GIL BURFORD cut loose for three goals in the first
seven minutes of the third stanza, however, to put the game away
for Michigan. Burford was also responsible for two of the goals in
the first period and his game-total of five tied the NCAA record




Lawrence set
against Boston

Soviet Zone
Marks Falls,
Stops Trade
BERLIN - (P) - The Soviet
zone's east mark plummeted in
value to little more than two cents
yesterday. The collapse paralyzed
trade in the Russian sector of Ber-
Rumors that the Russians would
make their revalued ruble the
monetary basis in the Soviet
satellites, including East Ger-
many, touched off the panic.
* * * -
A DENIAL by the East German
bank of emission failed to brake
the slide.
The situation dramatized Ger-
man's faith in the West mark,
which is backed by European
recovery and the reputation of
the American dollar. It is worth
23.8 cents.
Fifty-two money exchange of-
fices, where Berliners trade East
marks for West marks and vice
versa, were thronged with long
lines of persons trying to unload
every East mark in their posses-
THE EXCHANGE officers re-
fused todhandle any big amounts.
They did business only with the
small customers. They said they
did not have enough West marks
on hand to meet the demand.
The office closed at noon -
the usual hour on Saturday -
with the official rate pegged at
nine East marks to one West
The usually realistic black
market hit ten to one. Banks in-
dicated new official rates are a
virtual certainty when business
is resumed Monday.
Find Body of
Atom Scientist
CHICAGO - (P) - The body
of a young atomic research as-
sistant at the University of Chi-
cago was found on a fraternity
house couch yesterday.
He was John Wilber Goddard,
30. laboratory assistant in the
University's institute for nuclear
Police said a "beaker of chemi-
cals" was on the floor near the
body, found in the Sigma Chi
fraternity house.
Dr. A. C. Webb, coroner's phy-
sician, said an autopsy indicated
that Goddard died of unnatural
causes. He said there was no evi-
dence of disease or death from
natural causes. The physician
said he will perform a chemical
analysis on vital organs.
An inquest will be held tomor-

Before game - time - neither
team showed much interest in
playing the contest but once on
the ice lots of hard and fast
hockey was played. There were
no penalties throughout the en-
tire game, as the checking was
hard but clean.
Michigan carried the attack in-
to the Boston zone for the major
part of the game. Boston only
came to life during the second
period when they began to press
the Wolverine defendersand man-
aged to dent the net five times.
THE TENSENESS and pressure
which was evident in Friday
night's game seemed to be non-
existent in yesterday's contest. The
Wolverines played loose and free,
and were able to take advantage
of almost every opportunity,
whereas two night's ago they
couldn'tthit the puck if they had
five shots in a row at it.
This was especially evident in
the playing of Center Earl
Keyes. Friday night his usual
See 'M' SEXTET, Page 6
World News
By The Associated Press
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia-The
Vatican's last representative in'
Czechoslovakia left the country
yesterday under an expulsion or-
The U.S. Embassy warned all
American citizenssliving in Czech-
oslovakia yesterday they are sub-
ject to expulsion at a moment's
notice and may be held incom-
municado for a long time if ar-
rested. * *
SAIGON, Vietnam - Daring
Indochinese guerrillas last night
hurled machine gun and mortar
fire at two American destroyers
anchored here, but did not score
a hit.
* * *
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia - Two
top ranking members of Premier
Tito's powerful Politburo said yes-
terday Yugoslavia will pursue a
straight and independent course
in the cold war between the East
and West. The speakers were Mi-
lovan Djilas, secretary of the Yu-
goslav communist party's polit-
buro, and Edvard Kardel, deputy
premier and foreign minister.
* * *
HONG KONG-The C hinese
Communist 44th Army today
was reported to have left Can-
ton for a staging base for the
expected invasion of Hainan,
Nationalist Island of South
* * *
TAIPEI, Formosa - Nationalist
sources grudgingly intimated to-
day that their forces had made a
commando-type raid on the Red
China mainland about 200 miles
south of Shanghai.

Charges Go
Jessup Believed
Preparing Reply
presidential order, the Civil Ser-
vice Loyalty Review Board last
night refused to answer questions
by Senator McCarthy (R-Wis.)
about the case of diplomat John
S. Service.
Seth W. Richardson, the Board
chairman, wrote McCarthy that if
he wishes to pursue the matter
further he should take it up with
President Truman.
* * *
MEANWHILE U.S. Ambassador
Philip C. Jessup was believed yes-
terday to be preparing a major
administration counter assault
against Senator McCarthy's char-
ges of Reds in the State Depart-
Jessup, a top-ranking policy
adviser, will testify tomorrow
before a Senate committee in-
vestigating the Wisconsin sena-
tor's contentions that Commun-
ist sympathizers infest the De-
partment. He named Jessup as
one and the official flew here to
McCarthy has charged that Ser-
vice, foreign service officer as-
signed to India, is pro-Communist
and that the State Department
has ordered "a complete and thor-
ough whitewash" of his case. The
department called McCarthy's
charges "dead and discredited."
SERVICE has been ordered back
from India to testify personally
before the Department's Loyalty
This was recommended by the
Civil Service Review Board and
yesterday Chairman Richardson
announced he was investigating
to find out how McCarthy learn-
ed about the Review Board's re-
commendation before it was
made public. d
McCarthy sprang his informa-
tion last Tuesday to a Senate
committee which is hearing his
charges that the State Depart-
ment is riddled with Communist
McCarthr also announced that
tomorrow he will turn over to the
committee the names in the 81
cases he outlined to the Senate on
Feb. 20. He said then that the
individuals in each case either
work for the State Department
now or did at one time.
The committee has been trying
to obtain the names since the in-
vestigation started ten days ago.!
Drama, Music
Featured At
Arts Festival
A program of music, darama
and discussions ended the second
day of the Inter-Arts Festival last
The problem of integrating
verbal and non-verbal mediums
of art was discussed by a panel
chaired by Alfred Storey, which
included Harriet Risk, William'
Wiiegand, Douglas MacIntosh,
Theodore Sizer and Robert Shedd.
* *, *
NO REAL CHANCE for integra-
tion in the arts exists till people
in one field can be articulate in

the others, Shedd declared.
Three five-minute duologues,
by Strowan Robertson, William
Trousdale, '52, and Daniel Wal-
dron, '51, were presented. Trous-
dale's "This Ad Arbitrium" later
became the subject of a critical
discussion on the effectiveness
of the symbolism used.
The afternoon session featured
a discussion on "the formal or-
ganization of artistic materials,"
by a panel composed of Nafe Kat-
ter, moderator, Grant Beglarian,
George Wilson, Andrew Minor,
and Jim Bob Stephenson.
ON THE UESTION of obscuri-
ty of form in art, the panel con-
cluded that ultimate understand-
ing of a work of art takes time,
and that form is sometimes one of
the last things to be understood.
The festival will end today with
programs at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Afternoon features are an overa-
-frnb . r 'Pif.,- n n ron ("li An



-Daily-Alan Reid
CORSET CAPERS-Racing against time, women lace madly in an effort to be the first to get their
men properly corseted at last night's "lace it up" contest at the Michigan Theatre. Contestants
are, left to right, Dick Hurst, Barbara Bright and Ben Gates.
LcIUp*n*atPl *
'Lce It Up' Contes tants Pull Stings

King TI


Four women "laced it up" last
night on the stage of the Michigan
They lacer up four corsets,
which were 'being worn by four
men at the time. All this was part
of aspecial "lace it up" contest,
held just before the late show
began last night to publicize the

forthcoming Union Opera, "Lace
It Up."
* * *
FIGHTING against time and
spirited organ music, the four
young ladies feverishly pulled and
twisted the corset strings in order
to lace up their man first and win
two tickets to the Opera.

President Ruthven Appointed
Admiral In Nebraska Navy

University NROTC midship-
men had better polish up their
saluting, for President Alexander
G. Ruthven has just been ap-
pointed a full' admiral - in the
Nebraska Navy.
He was issued his commission
in Omaha, by Gov. Val Peterson
Pastor Seeks
'H' Bomb Fast
BEXHILL, Eng., - (P) - A
Church of England pastor last
night laid down the rules for his
proposed "hydrogen bomb fast"
for the two weeks between March
26 and Easter Sunday.
It will mean "no food= for 12
hours during the day, except for
a light breakfast and a light eve-
ning meal," he said. "Water and
fruit juice will be permitted."
The Rev. R. S. S. Waterson ad-
vocated the fast last Saturday.
He urged Britons to stop work and
begin a solemn fast next Sun-
day unless a "national:committee"
is formed to demand negotiations
on atomic weapons between the
U.S. and Russia.
"It is not a hunger strike but
more in the nature of the tradi-
tional way we meet a spiritual
crisis - that is by fasting and
prayer," Dr. Waterson said.

of Nebraska who wrote "there is
but one rank in our navy. We are
all admirals."
* * *
Omaha to address more than 100
University alumni who ,gathered
to hear him discuss the Michigan-
Memorial Phoenix Project.
The new Admiral, whose pre-
vious 'naval experience is con-
fined to serving as a member of
the Board of Visitors of the Na-
val Academy at Annapolis, de-
Blared that he 'expects to re-
ceive full naval recognition from
the campus NROTC unit.
Eight more cities are yet to be
visited by President and Mrs.
Ruthven in their month-long tour
of the Northwest to publicize the
$6,500,000 war memorial research
program into the peace-time uses
of atomic energy.
* * *
REACTION of alumni and other
interested citizens to the Phoenix
story is very encouraging, accord-
ing to President Ruthven.
They are particularly enthusias-
tic over the fact that the Univer-
sity is taking a firm stand against
government control of research
and education by not asking fed-
eral funds for the project, he said.
The Ruthven party, which in-
cludes Phoenix publicists and
drive officials in addition to the
educator and his wife, will re-
turn to Ann Arbor April 7.

First to get a proper founda-
tion around her man was Judy
Norris, who had Dick HuIrst,
'50BAd, under control in the
record time of 5:03.2.
Commenting on Miss Norris'
victory, Hurst said "She is a
nurse, and knows all about this
sort of thing." Winning the "Lace
It Up"!tickets was no particular
thrill for Hurst, however.
* * * ,
"I ALREADY have 100 tickets
for the thing which I have to dis-
tribute to my fraternity brothers,
so I hardly needed two more,"'he
Modeled after the "Doctor IQ"
radio program, last night's contest
featured "Doctor PDQ," actually
Mike Craver,'50BAd, one of the
stars of "Lace It Up."- The doc-
tor's assistants, stationed in the
balcony and on the left and right
downstairs, lured the contestants
to the theatre stage.
Besides the winning duo,- other
lacers who pulled and tugged for
the tickets were Nancy Townsend,
John Reynolds, Ben Gates, '51,
Barbara Bright, Ann Drew, Grad.
and Ted Heusel, Grad.
Gives'U' Aid
Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg,
who underwent a major chest
operation at the University Hos-
pital last October, has donated
$2,000 to tkie University of Michi-
gan for Thoracic Surgery Re-
The sum was included in a total
of $78,000 in gifts accepted by the
Board of Regents at their week-
end meeting.
Largest single gift was $25,000
for the Bronchial Asthma Re-
search fund from Mr. L. J. Mont-
gomery of Battle Creek.
Another grant from the Ameri-
can Cancer Society amounted to

Splits Over
Exile Issue
General Election
May Be Result
BRUSSELS, Belgium - (1) -
The Belgian Government resigned
yesterday and thereby postponed
King Leopold's chance to return
to his throne.
The collapse of the government
was caused'by the eight liberal
ministers' ,who refused to go along
with the nine pro-Leopold Social
Christians in calling a joint ses-
sion of the two houses of Parlia-
ment to end the regency and invite
the 48-year old monarch to' re- ' '
turn from exile in Switzerland.
ONE OF THE possible results
may be new general elections.
The King, still in a jam be-
cause of his surrender to the
Germans after only 18 days of
fighting in 1940, will not be
able to come back until Belgum
has a government which agrees
to call Parliament into joint
Parliament must then repeal a
law of 1945 which bars Leopold
from resuming his constitutional
powers without its permission.
* * *
PRINCE CHARLES, brother of
the King, who has been regent'
since the liberation, had not yet
started consultations, last night
on formation of such a govern-
In refusing to agree to call a
joint session the liberals stood
by their pre-plebiscite position
that the King must obtain a
majority of the votes in the
French-speaking South and East
(Walloonia) and the socialist-
dominated central Brussels area
as well as the Flemish-speaking
North and West.
In the advisory plebiscite of
last Sunday, in which the people
were asked whether they wanted
the King back, 57.68 per cent
voted "yes."
* * *
LEOPOLD won 71.09 per cent
of the vote in Flanders. But he
failed to' capture the Walloon
provinces where he received only
42.11 per cent, and the Brussels
area, where he got only 48.17 per
Former Premier Paul-Henri
Spaak's socialists, bitter Leopold
opponents, said this showed Leo-
pold would not be king of all
the Belgians, but only of the
Socialist labor union leaders
Friday called thousands of work-
ers out in a 24-hour warning
strike to demonstrate a conten-
tion that chaos would result if
Leopold returns.
The strike was over yesterday.
Reports from Charleroi, Mons and
Naumur, the southern centers of
the walkout, said the situation was
normal again.
But one leader implIed that new
strike movements might take place
Monday with the observation that
"today is pay day."
One way out of Belgium's dead-
lock would be for Leopold to ab-
dicate in favor of his 19-year-old,
son, Prince Baudouin.-This is not
Special Meet
Called For SL

Night Owls To Welcome;
Spring's, Tardy Arrival,
_ _ _ -

Francescatti To Per form Toitor row

Only night owls will be around
to hoot a welcome to Spring when
it arrives in full glory tomorrow
The exact time of its arrival
wll be 11:36 p.m., nearly six
hours later than last year, ac-
cording to Prof. Hazel M. Losh,
o~f th'e ..actyrrnnm rI'nartfllpt.

complete its yearly journey, in-
stead of an equal number, Prof.
Losh explained. This requires the
insertion of an extra day every
fourth year to make the calendar
agree more nearly with the yearly
path of the sun..
"If you look into the eastern sky

Violin playing in the Paganini
style is in store for concert-goers
when Zino Francescatti performs
in the final Choral Union con-
cert at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Hill

Student Legislature will meet i
special session at 7:30 p.m. tomor
row at the Union, to reconside
its new criteria for approving c
disapproving student events to t
placed on the University calenda
Although the Legislators vote
overwhelmingly Wednesday nigh
to accept the criteria drawn u
by Arnold .Miller, '51, they finall
tabled a motion to amend one c
the seven points as the meetin
ended with a flurry of parli
mentary confusion,
The criteria will be submitte

When he was ten Francescatti
scored a musical triumph in the
Beethoven Concerto, and at 20
established himself as a top vio-
linist through the success of his
fnrmsl rhebt with the Orchestra

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