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'House Kills
Housing Bill
Truman's Plan
Suffers Defeat
WASHINGTON-03)-In a ma-
jor defeat for President Truman,
the House yesterday killed the ad-
ministration's proposed $2,000,-
000,000 cooperative housing pro-
gram for middle-income families.
Flouting a telegraphic plea from
President Trunan for its approval,
the House rejected the co-op
scheme by a 218 to 155 roll call
vote. This ratified an earlier,
standing vote against the provi-
sion, where the count ws 174 to
The Senate likewise turned down
the cooperative plan last week, 43
to 38.
op section, the House went on to
approve a $4,000,000,000-plus ex-
pansion -of the existing housing
program that promotes housing
principally through the insurance
of home mortgages by the Federal
Housing Administration.
The House action on the co-op
? provision completed one of the
worst defeats the administration
has suffered at the present ses-
sion of Congress.
In an effort to turn the tide,
Truman sent a telegram from his
Key West, Fla., vacation headquar-
ters, and it was read to the House.
THE PRESIDENT. said the co-
op program would provide homes
at a cost that families with middle
incomes from $2,800 to $4,400
could afford, and he declared ac-
tion on it "transcends any parti-
san consideration."
Italian Strike
Causes Mass
ROME- (k) --A Communist-led
general strike left one man dead
and scores injured in clashes be-
tween demonstrators and hard-
hitting police across Italy yester-
In Rome alone, 3,000 were ar-
rested. Hundreds were jailed in
The strike was called by the red-
ruled Italian General Confedera-
tion of Labor from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
(11 p.m. to 11 a.m. CST) in pro-
test against the death of two farm
hands in a fight with police yes-
terday at the central Italian town
of Lentella.
- *
IT CRIPPLED big industries and
snarled local transportation, draw-
ing little response, however, from
the rest of the nation's workers.
The strike came as the United
States' top six ambasadors to
Europe opened in the U.S. em-
bassy here a three-day confer-
ence on problms of the cold war
and the European recovery pro-
It came also on the day Pope
Pius XII held his first general aud-
ience of the Roman Catholic holy
year in.St. Peter's basilica.
The new fatality came at Par-
ma, in the Po valley. Giuseppe Di
Vittorio, communist boss of the
CGIL, said a burst of mahinegun
fire killed Attila Laberti, 38, a job-
less laborer, when some of 30,000

gathered in Parma's principal
square resisted police efforts to dis-
perse them. Several others were
reported wounded. The Parma
Chamber of Labor proclaimed an
extension of the strike there
through tomorrow.

Call New Group
'A YD Successor'
The Labor Youth League, a group described in testimony before
the House Un-American Activities Committee recently as the successor
to the American Youth for Democracy, has been organizing on campus
since last summer.
Its meetingshave been held off campus and the group has not
yet sought rscognition by the Student Affairs Committee.
ACCORDING to local chairman Hy Bershad, the group has not
been active thus far but has now begun a series of discussion meetings
on topics such as "The Role of

Says British
Skirted Issue
Of Socialism
Nationalization-as a clear cut
party issue-was virtually non-
existent during campaigning in
the recent British elections, ac-
cording to Prof. Samuel Elders-
veld of the political science de-.
In this respect, American news-
paper coverage of the elections
was "completely fallacious," and.
"no comfort to U.S. Republicans,"
he pointed out.
Lionel Laing, who shared the
limelight last night atan East
Quad-sponsored informal discus-
sion, traveled to England with
several other department members
last month to witness British elec-
tioneering in action.
The "terrific" organization ac-
tivity of the three parties,
coupled with an acute public
awareness at election time, was
responsible for the "almost un-
believable 84 per cent turnout
of eligible voters," Prof. Elders-
ved said.
He explained Britishers' beliefs
that every action of the govern-
ment would affect them directly
caused this interest, manifested by
"a willingness to knock themselves
out for their chosen party, some-
times without any wages."
Repeated house-to-house can-
vasses and personal contacts en-
able party agents to predict ac-
curately just how large a vote is
necessary to win, he said.
* ' * '
ECHOING 1HS colleague's
praise of the "well thought-out"
organization setup, Prof. Laing
told listeners how he crowded "six
months of a lifetime in ten days"
conducting interviews, meeting
candidates and attending cam-
paign rallies in Scottish constitu-
He agreed that parties did not
bring forth clear cut issues, and
that Labor "wasn't facing the
future-merely standing on its
record of socialization."
Conservatives, he observed,
stood on "inadequacy of Labor's
housing program pledges and the
threat of bureaucracy."~
"The Liberals, stressing free en-
terprise, are close in kinship with
the Republican Party here," he
Murray Chosen
KEY WEST, FLA.-(P)-Thom-
as E. Murray, 58-year-old New
York engineer, business executive
and inventor, was picked yester-
day by President Truman for
membership on this country's vit-
ally-important atomic energy com-

Women in Society Today" and
"The Communist Manifesto."
On the state level, the organi-
zation is directed by Jack Gore,
a University graduate, and has
an office at 4060 Cass Avenue
in Detroit. The LYL publishes a
bi-monthly national magazine
entitled "The Challenge."
The charge that the LYL is a
Communist front organization
and the successor to the AYD and
the Young Communist League
was leveled by Matthew Cvetic,
ex-FBI agent, who had posed as a
member of the Communist Party
for several years.
* * *
THE AYD, a former campus
group, was banned by President
Ruthven three years ago on the
basis of FBI reports that it was
Cvetic named 149 LYL mem-
bers in Michigan in his state-
ment, of which 25 were college
and high school students.
The LYL described his charges
as "the second Grimm's Fairy
Tales" and said that it is "an in-
dependent national organization
that it fighting for the peaceful
future of the youth of America."
"We believe that the youth will
play a big share in building a
better America to live and work
in," they announced in a state-
wide press release.
'CED on Medl
School Issue
Interfraternity Council has for-
mally withdrawn from member-
ship in the Committee to End Dis-
crimination, George Milroy, sec-
retary of IFC, has revealed.
Also leaving the CED are Phi
Sigma Kappa and Zeta Psi, the
only fraternities having individual
membership in the group.
ALTHOUGH it has not partici-
pated actively in the CED cam-
paign to remove potentially dis-
criminatory questions from med-
ical school application blanks, IFC
maintained full voting member-
ship in the CED until the formal
Milroy, who represented the
IFC at the meeting, notified
Chuck Bisdee, chairman of the
CED, of the withdrawal. He act-
ed after discussion with the IFC
sub-committee on discrimination
and other IFC executives.
The step was precipitated by a
letter circulated by the CED to all
member organizations requesting
that they give whole-hearted sup-
port to all CED measures.
* * *
JAKE JACOBSON, president of
IFC, explained the withdrawal as
a natural outgrowth of CED's con-
centration on the medical school
application questions.
When the CED originally
formed, it planned to consider
the problem of discrimination
on a broader scale, including
discrimination in the fraterni-
ties, and naturally the IFC was
interested, Jacobson declared.
But with the focusing of CED
energies on the medical school,
IFC, as a body, no longer felt it
could give "whole-hearted" sup-
port to the work of the group, he
IFC FEELS it has enough of a
problem of its own in discrimina-
tion and wants to concentrate its
efforts on remedying that, he as-
Milroy indicated that IFC wil
continue to send a non-voting ob-

server to CED meetings.
McGregor To

Seek. Inquiry
Into Charges
Of McCarthy
Nixon Proposes
Impartial Study
partial, non-political commission"
to investigate senator McCarthy's
charges of Communism in the
State Department was proposed
last night by Rep. Richard M.
Nixon, top-ranking Republican on
the House Un-American Activities
Nixon said the present inquiry
by a Senate investigating com-
mittee is "rapidly degenerating
into a political squabble."
HIS statement came at the end
of a day which saw a number of
Republicans go to the support of
McCarthy, while Secretary of
State Acheson took the position
that' the Wisconsin senator's
charges are damaging to the na-
tion's foreign relations. Acheson
agreed with Ambassador-at-large
Philip C. Jessup, who called the
charges "irresponsible."
Taft told newsmen that McCar-
thy's charges and the resulting
Senate investigation were dis-
cussed at length this afternoon at
a closed-door session of the GOP
policy group.
* * *
"REACTION seems to be pretty
good, on the whole," Taft said.
In the House, Rep. Werdel (R-
Calif) charged that McCarthy was
being made the target of an "or-
ganized smear," and declared:





-Daily-Burt Sapowitch
MUSH-Resolute coed feet slop through cold, ice-clogged watrs
typical of the puddles which have left the campus in a state of
partial inundation. Officially, at least, spring was here, in all its
muddy glory.
Young GOP Conference
Will Begin Tomorrow



Early Wednesday morn
fire caused by an electri
plate which had been left
ed on damaged two table
some records in the N,
Science office of Prof. W
Steare, chairman of the 1
Paul Kluths, teachingf
discovered the blaze and
out without the aid of th
Group Ge
$ 52,000 I
Spurred by a $52,500 gr
Research Center for Gro
namics will begin a three3
vestigation of measuring
and mathematical techni
deal with problems inr
within groups.
The grant, from the Ro
Foundation, will provide fu
teams of social scientis
mathematicians who w:
mathematical "common
that hold groups togeth
study the way that ideas
formation circulate within,
"WE HOPE that thisI
search will advance our a
deal scientifically with th
urgent practical problems
man relations," Dr Dorw
wright, director of the cen
The research is aimed
moting productivity, effici
better workings of con
Cartwright explained.
* * *
THE program will use
obtained by the center in
tory experiments with sma
of students.
Leon Festinger, a progra
tor at the center will be ir
of the research, Cartwrig
Theories concerning grow
tions will be sifted andrc
until "common denominal
found which, the researc
hope, will apply to all sit
The work will be cond
close association with pres
jects at the center which &
sored by the Office of M
search and other privatet

"I think Senator
must be on the right
give him courage to

track. God
carry on."

Rep. Nixon, who was a key figure
in breaking the Alger Hiss-Whit-
taker Chambers case last year,;
said in a statement that the na-
tion's security requires "an hon-
est, impartial and vigorous" inves-
tigation of McCarthy's accusa-
Concerning the present Senate
investigation, Nixon said:
"Too much attention is being
paid to the effect the investigation
will have on an election and not
enough attention to getting the
facts, regardless of whom they may
A-Bonib Could
wipe Out 'U'
"An atom bomb exploded over
Ann Arbor High School would wipe
out the University and some sec-
tions of the downtown area," Dean
Ralph A. Sawyer, of the Gradu-
ate school, said yesterday at a
speech assembly in Rackham am-
Dean Sawyer, technical director
of Task Force One, which carried
out the A-Bomb tests at Bikini
Atoll in 1946, declared that "the
United States could be paralyzed
by 30 of the bombs set off in our
harbors and over major cities."
He added that this country, if
attacked, "would promptly use
the bomb as a retaliatory mea-
sure in lieu of a better defense."
While Dean Sawyer stressed the
terrifying aspects of the atom and
hydrogen bombs, he emphasized
that "information given to the
public is often misrepresented."
He cited stories of rocket trips
to Mars as examples of sensation-
He said, however, that "atomic
energy will bring revolutionary
changes to our civilization, with
peaceful applications depending
only on how much effort and mon-
ey we are willing to put forth."
He doubted, however, that au-
tomobiles could be powered by
fissionable material, because of the
bulkiness of devices needed to
protect humans from radiation.

More than 150 Young Republi-
cans from midwestern colleges and
universities will register tomorrow
at the Union for the two-day Big
Ten Young Republican Conference
to be held here this weekend.
The opening session of the con-
ference will be held at 1:30 p.m.
tomorrow at University High
School Auditorium. Greetings will
be given to the meeting by sev-
eral state Republican officials, in-
cluding William E. Brown, Jr.,
mayor of Ann Arbor, and Joseph
Bursley, Dean Emeritus of Stu-
dents and chairman of the Ann
Arbor Republican Committee.
* * *
AN ADDDRESS by John Tope,
chairman of the Young Republican
National Federation, on "Wanted:
More Politicians" will keynote the
initial session.
At 3 p.m. the conference will
break up into three committee
DePaul May
Lose Standing
CHICAGO-(IP)-DePaul Uni-
versity may lose its accredited
The North Central Association
of Colleges and secondary schools',
commission on colleges and uni-
versities recommended yesterday
that DePaul be dropped from
North Central's accredited list.
The association establishes
scholastic standards by which
credits of member colleges are rec-
ognized by other member schools.
Without North Central accredi-
tation DePaul students might have
trouble transferring credits to
other colleges.
Charles Boardman, North Cen-
tral President, announced the
commission's recommendation. He
did not give any reason for it.
DePaul officials withheld com-
Boardman said final action will
be taken on the recommendation
tomorrow by delegates to the As-
sociation's meeting here.

meetings: Young Republican
Club Organization, Rubin Peter-
son of the University of Wiscon-
sin, chairman; PermanentsBig
len Young- Republican Organi-
zation, John Elliott of the Uni-
versity of Iowa, chairman; and
Platform and Resolutions, How-
ard Hartzell of the University of.
Michigan, chairman.
Harold E. Stassen, president of
the University of Pennsylvania,
will give an address on "Young'
Sparks for the Grand Old Party"
to delegates and the public at 8'
p.m. tomorrow in Hill Auditorium.
* * *
KEYNOTING the third session
of the conference will be Rep.
Gerald R. Ford (R-Mich.) who
will speak on "Young Republican-
ism in Congress" at 1 p.m. Sat-
urday in Rackham Amphitheatre.
A final banquet will be held at
6:30 p.m. in the League. Rep.
Thruston B. Morton (R-Ky.), one
of the two southern Republicans
in Congress, will speak on "The
Republican Party in the American

ng a Try To Avoid
ic hot
IatuadIncome Tax
Governor's Plan
put it Cooled in, Caucus
he fire
A caucus action by economy-
minded Republican legislators may
put a crimp in the University's
$19,915,000 appropriations request
for the fiscal year 1950-51.
In According to Associated Press
dispatches, House and Senate
GOP caucuses in Lansing have
announced that they will stand
behind Republican-dominated ap-
propriations comniittees in reject-
ant, the ing Gov. G. Mennen Williams' re-
cord $312,000,000 operating bud-
~up Dy- get.
year in- * * *
devices IN PLACE of it they hope to
ques tc substitute a trimmed-down bud-
relatiom get which would pare state oper-
ating costs to about $235,000,000-
ckefeller the sum they expect can be raised
unds for by current income without resort-
sts and ing to Gov. Williams' proposed
ill seek corporate income tax.
factors' Gov. Williams' budget runs to
her and $340,000,000 including capital
and in- outlay, and would involve a $110,
a group. 000,000 deficit which the gover-
nor proposes to remedy with new
new re- It was not immediately clear to
bility to what extent the proposed Repub-
ie many lican slash would affect Univer-
in Cart- sity appropriations.
ater said. A STATE BUDGET reduction
at pro- conceivably might not endanger
ency and Unjversity apprOpriation5 at, alk
imittees, On the other hand, however, it ap-
peared probable that such a big
cut could not help but affect the
material University.
labora- Uniarsity officials declined to
l1 groups comment on the development.
Directly involved, is the Univer-
.m direc- sity's request for $13,870,000 in
n charge operating expenses. In his budget
ht said. message Gov. Williams cut this
hp rsa-d sum to $12,500,000, a boost of
classified about $1,000,000 over last year's
tors" are appropriation.
h people PROVOST James P. Adams had
earlier termed even this $12,500,-
ucted in 000 figure inadequate, pointing out
sent pro- that it represented only a nominal
ire spon- increase, as the University will lose
raval re- more than $600,000 next year from
corpora- a reduction in veterans' enroll-
-- Ev-n this reduced figure could
conceivably be cut in light of the
Republican action. For the cau-
cus statement indicated that the
s Republicans hopeto slash next
M s ~year's budget to a figure about.
$26,000,000 below the $265,000,-
ses 000 spent on operating expnses
this year.
Not directly involved, but cer-
meetings, tainly endangered by the caucus
decision, is the University's $6,-
of dates 045,000 request for capital im-
ling for provements and building moderni-
6 p.m. zation.
wily, be- Included in this figure are funds

nd con- for a medical school outpatient
eve of clinic and the long-proposed Gen-
and 27. eral Library addition.
ll house * *
eir date SPEAKING for the Senate cau-
Student cus, Senator Elmer Porter (R-
Office of Blissfield) declared that the fiscal
tact her policy laid down by the caucus
did not include money for insti-
tutional construction -which would
he pre- be considered later.
ago, the
ort fromVets Approve
Louse res-
52-20 Benefit
The Ann Arbor Veterans Com-
mittee' favors reinstating the
Servicemen's Readjustment Act,
Sknown as the 52-20 act, to aid
e ~unemployed veterans and 'to help
overburdened unemployment agen-
"The SRA intended to remedy
s. Evans an expected lack of work for vet-
read and erans immediately after the war,"
-kerchief John E. Green, president of the

SL Aspirants To Voice Vi(
At Pre-Election Open Hou

More than 55 Student Legisla-
ture candidates will launch a
grueling month-long election cam-
paign with a series of pre-election
open-houses at the end of this
The open-houseswhich will be
sponsored by individual dormi-
tories, affiliated houses and Co-
op groups, are designed "to en-
courage a large vote in the spring
elections and to enable students to
meet the candidates for whom they
will be voting," according to Betty
Bridges, '52, SL citizenship com-
mittee member.
LETTERS have been sent out to
all campus housing units asking

suitable date for the n
Miss Bridges explained.
A tentative schedule o
has been drawn up call
open-houses from 5 to
and 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. da
ginning on March 29 an
tinuing right up to the
the elections on April 26,
Miss Bridges urged a
presidents to submit th
preferences today at the
Legislature office in thet
Student Affairs, or con
immediately at,5032.
* * *
LAUNCHED during t
election campaign a year
open-house program has
almost unanimous supp

Glee Club Will Present
Vau hn Monroe's Band
The Hill Auditorium lights will ,
dim on a full-length stage show at '
7 and 9.30 p.m. todayas Vaughn
Monroe and his band take the
Under the sponsorship of the f r,{,. f:.r.% ."1
r Men's Glee Club, Monroe, the
crooning bandleader, will be here ?rf.'.,.
with his entire crew, including -,:'f;.,cf , r
comedy singer Ziggy Talent, co-

them to sponsor an open-house both SL candidates and h
and requesting them to choose a idents.

'Mystic' Madame Denies Witch Charg

"Do they mean I'm one of those
things that fly around on broom-

"No, only a Great Dane puppy
named Baron."
When Mrs Evans goes on trial

into slavery" but the statute still
is on the books.
.TicA TiiU orlihnhC .7 rl

gave the woman some bi
sugar wrapped in a han

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