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VOL. LX, No. 116
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, MARCH 21,1950
Plan For 'U'
SAC To Ponder
Draft Next Week
? A final plan for the calendaring
of student-sponsored events at the
University by Student Legislature
was passed by SL in a special ses-
sion last night and will be submit-
ted to the Student Affairs Com-
mittee for approval next week.
The plan formulates a set of
criteria to be used by a special
comnmittee of the SL as a basis for
approving and dating an event
proposed by a student organiza-
* * *
THE CRITERIA, formally ap-
proved in the regular SL meeting
last Wednesday, were reconsidered
and amended last night. They in-
2. Benefits to students and the
nature of the lvent as enter-
3. Opportunities for financial
4. Relative need for funds.
5. Conflict with events over
which we have no jurisdiction,
such as Choral Union, athletic
events and Lecture Seri-s.
6. Applications after the dead-
line will receive secondary con-
sideration. In the event of a con-
flict, they probably will receive no
7. The number of people ef-
fected by the event.
The SL plan also stipulated that
petitions by organizations for ma-
jor events for the fall semester,
such as IFC Ball, Assembly Ball,
or Senior Ball, must be submitted
before May 15. For smaller events,
a deadline of Nov. 15 was set.
* * *
TO ESTABLISH a working rela-
tionship of power between the SL
Calendaring Committee and the
SAC which now handles calendar-
ing, the SL suggested to the SAC
the following procedure:
1. The Calendar Committee shall
be given the power to pass on all
requests by student organizations
to hold events on campus and
establish the date for them on the
University's activity calendar.
2. The committee shall act on
the basis of the criteria adopted.
3. A negative recommendation
denying the holding of an event of
any time within the year shall be
based solely on the group's finan-
4. That SAC automatically ap-
prove actio of SL Calendar Com-
mittee except on appeal by an or-
ganization which feels itself
wronged by action of that com-
After a week of uneasy waiting,
three campus fraternities were
officially placed on social proba-
tion yesterday by the University
The fraternities, Phi Kappa Psi,
Delta Upsilon and Psi Upsilon, ad-
mitted that they had jointly held
an unauthorized mixed party on
March 4, at a ranch club near
Last Tuesday, the fraternities
were unofficially informed of the
committee's decision. Official con-
firmation was delayed because of
the absence from Ann Arbor of
Deans Erich A. Walter and Walter
Representatives of the fratern-'
ities also admitted that the party
was held without the authoriza-
tion of the Office of the Dean of
Students, that there were no of-
f ni1rh11 nann nrnsnnt tnr t d hat.
An affidavit, a photostat of which is now in The Daily's possession,
indicates that the recent acquittal of Dr. Neil H. Sullenberger on
charges of assault and battery was not based on complete evidence.
The affidavit was signed by Louis Toplosky, teaching fellow in
the engineering college a month before he testified in court. Toplosky
witnessed the altercation between Dr. Sullenberger and Mrs. Louise
Philpot, University Hospital elevator operator, on Jan. 20.
* * * *
THERE WERE important discrepancies between the affidavit and
court testimony given by Toplosky. The affidavit indicates that Dr.
Sullenberger was the aggressor in the scuffle, while the trial testimony
tended to place equal guilt on the two participants.
WARSAW, Poland - (R') - The
Polish Parliament yesterday abol-
ished local governmental authori-
ties, thereby taking a further step
toward modifying the nation's ad-
ministrative system along Russia's
The act either eliminated the
local organs of government or
transferred their personnel to the
centralized civil service. Their ex-
ecutive and administrative func-
tions were placed in the hands of
a "National Council."
HITHERTO regarded as the
most moderate of the group of
nations following the Soviet Union
on the road to socialism, Poland
now has taken at one jump the
course previously forced gradually
on other Communist-Dominated
By The Associated Press
ROME - (A) - Communist-led
workers crippled Italy's big north-
ern industrial cities today with
strikes and violence.
* * *
voted yesterday to allow land-
grant colleges to disregard spe-
cial federal benefits they now
receive in computing educatioril
costs for veterans under the GI
Bill of Rights.
* * *
NEW YORK-Valentin A. Gub-'
itchev went back to Russia yester-
day with a hug and kiss from his
wife and a lukewarm good luck
wish for the "other woman," Jud-
Special Student vacation trains
to New York City, Buffalo and
Chicago will be available for the
-pring vacation exodus according
to Dick Allen, secretary of the Vul-
cans, senior engineering honorary.
Reserved seats at a twenty per-
cent saving are offered to studehts
taking advantage of the special
trains, he said.
Tickets will be sold from 2:30 to
4:30 p.m. tomorrow through March
31 in the lobby of the Administra-
In the affidavit, signed Feb.
13, 1950, Toplosky stated, "Dr.
Sullenberger was shoving her
(Mrs. Philpot) and had in one
hand the foot lever which he
brandished in a threatening
At the trial, Toplosky said that
the two "were engaged in, a fight.
The foot lever was in Dr.\ Sullen-
berger's hand." No mention was
made of the doctor's threatening
Mrs. Philpot with the lever.
* * *
"I DID NOT dare restrain him
because of the metal lever in his
hand," Toplosky said in the affi-
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davit. At the trial he merely said,
"I didn't dare to step in bodily."
The affidavit states, "He con-
tinued to shove and maul her
while I shouted at him a num-
ber of times to stop." Toplosky
declared at the trial, however,
that "There were thrusts from
both sides. I didn't see any direct
hits to the body. There were a
lot of blows parried."
The affidavit continues, "He
stopped after a few seconds, but
continued to abuse Mrs. Philpot
orally." In court on the other
hand, Toplosky testified, "I didn't
recall hearing any profanity."
Douglas K. Reading, Washte-
naw County Prosecutor, learned
of the affidavit while questioning
Toplosky before the trial. How-
ever, he has not seen it as yet, he
said last night.
In Protest To
Anti-Leopoldist Socialist action
committees last night voted to call
a 24-hour general strike in Brus-
sels and southern Belgium Friday.
The action was taken as a
spokesman for Belgium's largest'
political party, the Social Chris-
tians, declared they would bring
exiled King Leopold back to his
throne "to stay" despite the wave
of Socialist strikes.
* * *
THE SOCIALISTS, who have
announced they would call a series
of 24 hour strikes until Leopold
abdicates, tied up 128 ships at An-
twerp yesterday with a walkout
of 11,000 dockers, ship repairmen
and other workers.
The main sea lojk was blocked
when lock operators refused to
move a Norwegian ship. Other
ships were stranded for lack of
About 20,000 other strikers
closed down foundries and engin-
eering plants in Brussels, Huy and
Ghent and street car service in the
textile city of Verviers.
HONG KONG-('P)-The Chi-
nese Communists last night-at
the eleventh hour - arbitrarily
blocked departure of more than
400 Americans and 1,204 other
foreigners from Red Shanghai.
Fifteen foreign consulates in
Shanghai scheduled a general
protest meeting this morning. J.
J. Berryman, Hong Kong manager
of the American President Lines,
said this was a "last ditch" effort
to get the Reds to go through with
the carefully-laid original ar-
PERSONS WHO have witnessed
frequent Communist stalling prac-
tices in the past predicted the
Reds ultimately would back down,
but only after exasperating de-
lays that might run into many
The program for the special
evacuation via the APL's Gen-
eral W. H. Gordon was knocked
in the head when the Reds re-
fused to let two civilian-manned
American former tank-landing
ships come into Shanghai to
take off the foreigners.
Use of these shallow-draft ves-
sels to ferry passengers out to the
Gordon in international waters off
the Yangtze River mouth had been
planned because the Chinese na-
tionalists say the entrances to
Shanghai are mined.
THE GORDON now is at Hong
Kong, already having postponed
its departure for the Yangtze
mouth three times.
The LST's, manned by Ameri-
can President lines crews flown
especially from the United
States, are now en route from
Nagasaki, Japan. They are due
off the Yangtze Wednesday.
It was generally believed that
the Communists were motivated
by two things: "Face" and money.
The efforts of so many foreign-
ers to get out (after having pass-
ed up chances to leave during the
earlier period of the Communist
regime) and including all Ameri-
can diplomatic personnel, con-
stitutes a stinging loss of face-
an important consideration in
Spring sprang frigidly in last
night without any sign that spring
had actually sprung.
It arrived officially at 11:36
p.m. trying to hold the tempera-
ture at a damp 36 degrees. The
Willow Run Weather Bureau was
pessimistic however, expecting a
drop to 32 degrees before morn-
* * *
BUT MARCH in this part of
the state knows no rules. In 1943
both the highest and lowest tem-
peratures for that month were
recorded. The temperature rang-
ed from three to 77 degrees dur-
ing that period.
Even the U.S. Weather Bureau
admitted last night that "the
weather is off schedule."
IT HAPPENS EVERY SPRING-Four University women, minds
appropriate footwear, trudge warily along what is probably a side-
walk on the north end of campus. Three engineering college pro-
fessors, after giving the puddle problem considerable thought, were,
thankful that the responsibility lies upon other shoulders.
Flat 'U' Campus Dooms
By DAVIS CRIPPEN
Those puddles currently adorn-
ing the campus' sidewalks probab-
ly will be with us on and off as
* * *
long as there are sidewalks and
storms, according to a trio of en-
gineering college professors who've
made such problems their life
The three, Earnest Boyce, chair-
man of the department -of civil
engineering, Chester O. Wisler,
professor of hydraulic engineering
and Robert H. Sherlock, professor
of structural engineering, all pull-
ed long faces on the problem of
PROF. WISLER . declared, "I
don't know that there's anything
that can be done except at exces-
sive cost." What he had in mild
was yanking out the present walks
and relaying them three or four
inches above the ground.
But Prof. Sherlock put a dam-
per on this idea when he de-
clared that even if such a pro-
gram were carried out, the flat-
ness of the campus and Ari
Arbor weather would combine to*
quickly bring the puddles back.
He explained that the expand-
ing of frozen water in the ground
under the sidewalks would cause
sections of them to "heave."
* * *
FLAT AS THE CAMPUS is, he(
went on, only a little heavingI
would be necessary to throw the
delicately balanced drainage sys-
tem off-and produce puddles.
Failing other solutions, Prof.
Boyce turned to a more fanci-
ful way to relieve this problem.
which has been on the minds-
and under the feet-of Univer-
sity students since the first rains
came last fall.
"Maybe we could," he said, "put
a big umbrella over the whole
"Or, more practically, maybe we
could all learn to wear rubbers."
ALBANY, Ga.-(A)-A little
white hen was fastened up in
the dog pound yesterday after
she furiously attacked in suc-
cession a dog, a hog, a horse,
a cow and a child.
Her captors thought she
might have hydrophobia. Health
Commissioner &M.M. Wolfe
said, though, he never heard of
a chicken with rabies.
He suggested the hen may
have become mentally unbal-
anced. She was held for ob-
WASHINGTON -- (IP - Justice
Department attorneys charged
yesterday that John L. Lewis'
back-to-work orders in the recent
soft coal strike were a "sham and
a pretense." They asked for pun-
ishment of the Union.
The Government laid its brief
before the Circuit Court of Ap-
peals in urging that it over-rule
District Judge Richmond B.
Keech who cleared Lewis' United
Mine Workers of contempt after
370,000 miners flouted the court's
order Feb. 11 to return to work.
* * *
LEWIS followed Keech's anti-
strike order with messages asking
the miners to go back to work. But
the Government said that Lewis
acted with "tongue in cheek." The
strike finally ended March 6.
The case involves a civil con-
tempt charge punishable by a
flne. Arguments will be heard
Meanwhile, it was learned that
the FBI is looking into the story
of Lloyd H. Sidener, ousted presi-
dent of the UMW local at Canton,
Ill., that Lewis secretly ordered the
soft coal miners to disregard the
District Court injunction.
Sidener said at Canton last week
that a series of secret signals went
down through the ranks to con-
tinue the strike.
MANCHESTER, N. H.-(/)--
Only hours after two Catholic hos-
pitals announced banning of Dr.
Hermann N. Sander the Hillsboro
County Medical Society said last
night a charge has been made
Dr. Lloyd L. Wells, society sec-
retary, i4sued this brief state-
ment regarding the young country
doctor who was acquitted March 9
of a murder charge in the, death of
cancer victim Mrs. Abbie Borroto,
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"A CHARGE has been made
against Dr. Hermann N. Sander.
The Hillsboro County Medical So-
ciety's constitution and by-laws
govern all procedures. No further
official comment will be made un-
til these procedures are complet-
The nature of the charge was
Earlier the Notre Dame and Sac-
red Heart Hospitals announced
that their staffs voted to ban the
41-year-old Candia physician from
practicing in their institutions.
Opera To Give
Heavy demand for tickets has
resulted in the scheduling of a
special matinee performance of
"Lace It Up," this year's Union
Opera, at 3:15 p.m. Fri. Mar. 31 in
the Michigan Theatre.
Tickets for this matinee will be
available from 1 to 5 p.m. tomor-
row at the box office in the Union
lobby. Matinee tickets are priced
at $1.80 and $1.20. according to
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Ambassador
Philip C. Jessup yesterday angrily
denounced Senator. McCarthy's
charges that Reds infest the State
Department as "utterly irrespon-
sible," a blow at American foreign'
policy and an actual aid to world
And supported by General
George C. Marshall and General
Dwight D. Eisenhower, Jessup
sweepingly denied the Wisconsin
Republican's attack on him as
having an "affinity" for Commun-
ist causes. He said the Senator
ad shown "a sshocking dsregard
for the interests of our, country.".,
THE STATE Department's rov-
ing envoy and No. 1 diplomatic
trouble shooter topped off a 3,500-
word blast against McCarthy by
submitting letters from Marshall,
former Secretary of -State, and
Gen. Marshall said he was
"shocked and distressed" by the
attack on Jessup's integrity.
Gen. Eisenhower said no one
who has known Jessup would
question "the depth or sincer-
ity" of his devotion to "the prin-
ciples of Americanism."
But at the end of a stormy three-
hour session on Capitol Hill, Mc-
Carthy still insisted that if Sen-
ate investigators could get a look
at the complete files on Jessup,
"the importance of taking action
will be demonstrated."
THE SENATO also throabened:
to boycott future hearings before
a Senate Foreign Relations Sub-
committee unless the committee
permits him to cross-examine wit-
Testifying under oath, Jessup
contended that McCarthy's
charges of Communists and Red
sympathizers in the State De-
partment have had the effect of
aiding the international com-
And at Key West, Fla., President
Truman demonstrated his all-out
support of Secretary of State Ache-
son yesterday with the declaration
he is running the State Depart-
ment "admirably" and will stay
on the job there.
* .* *
ACHESON has been under fire
from Senator McCarthy (R-Wis)
whose complaints of Communist
links in the State Department pre-
cipitated an investigation by a
Senate Foreign Relations subcom-
He also was bombarded with
criticism recently in connection
with failure to aid the Chiang Kai-
Shek government of China.
A TOP White House source also
disclosed that Mr. Truman, in the
interest of "clearing innocent
men," may grant Chairman Tyd-
ings (D-Md) and other members
of the Senate Foreign Relations
subcommittee investigating Mc-
Carthy's "spy ring" charges lim-
ited access to loyalty files.
'U' Forum To
The Michigan Forum committee
will hold open meetings for all in-
terested students and faculty
members at' 4:30 p.m. today and
tomorrow, at the Union, to discuss
the Forum's forthcoming debate
on federal aid to education.
The debate, tentatively sched-
uled for April 4. will feature a dis-
cussion between two students and
two faculty members of the ques-
tion "Should Federal Aid be Given
Only to Public Schools."
* * *
"THE MEETINGS today and to-
morrow are designed to enable stu-
MR. ENSHINE-A harbinger of
spring was Dale Lawsonu, '53
Arch., as he sauntered down
the diag in his Sunday attire.
He carried a large sign which
read: "Spring Is Here and So
Is the 1950 'Ensian." Yearbook
promotions men explained that
there are only 450 copies of the
yearbook left on sale at the
HOUSE GROUP ULASTED BY HOFFMAN:
FC ATo Get Farm Surplus, COmmittee Votes
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Overriding
administration protests, the House
Foreign Affairs Committee voted
yesterday to hand a billion dol-
lars worth of farm surpluses to!
Uj a .r....-irnn ad s s f of
in surpluses now held by the Com-
modity Credit Corporation.
"We don't like to be put in
that kind of a strait jacket,"
ECA Chief Paul G. Hoffman told
..n-r.ra . ffs- r ta f m mittn
"merely a scheme for unloading
He discounted that argument
and said all his proposal amounts
to is giving the Marshall Plan
hma : - s fnn ... nh rn..i- o-
propriations Committee tenta-
tively approved some $16,000,000,-
000 in spending for almost every
federal agency except the Defense
After approving that much of
tire omnibus bill sent to the
Also in Washington, the 25-
member House Republican Pol-
icy Committee decided unani-
--n t ny f n 16. ara mT.,.