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Latest Deadline in the State

VOL. LX, No. 122




U.S. Defenses
Called 'Safe'
By Johnson
President Asks
Jessup To Stay
KEY WEST, FLA.-('P)-Secre-
tary of Defense Johnson declared
yesterday the nation's defenses
are adequate despite Gen. Dwight
D. Eisenhower's warning they are
below the safety point.
Johnson made the statement af-
ter a two and a half hour con-
ference with President Truman in
his vacation White House at the
naval base here.
* * *
THE President himself, in a
brief statement, announced that
Philip C. Jessup has been persuad-
ed to remain as ambassador-at-
large. Jessup has been under fire
from Senator McCarthy (R-Wis)
in the senator's drive against
alleged Communists in the State
Eisenhower, as President of
Columbia University, has agreed
to extend Jessup's leave of ab-
sence from the University to
permit him to continue his role
as the State Department's chief
"trouble shooter."
In a press conference after his
talk with the President, Johnson
announced that Stephen T. Early
has been given an indefinite ex-
tension of his leave from the Pull-
man Company to permit him to
continue as $24,000-a-year deputy
Secretary of Defense. He had been
slated to step out on May 2.
* * *
JOHNSON, queried about Eisen-
hower's N'ew York speech last
week on the adequacy of the coun-
try's military program, declared:
"I think that the nation's de-
fenses, as 'worked out in the
budget, are sufficient unto the
needs of the moment."
Johnson flew here from Wash-
ington-at the President's re-
quest-for a conference preside;i-
tial Secretary Charles G. Ross said
covered North Atlantic defense as
well as vacancies in vital defense
posts at Washington.
SAC To Vote
Today On SL
Calendar Plan
The fate of Student Legisla-
ture's new plan for the calendar-
ing of student-sponsored events
will be determined by the Student
Affairs Committee at 4 p. m. to-
The SAC will review the calen-
daring plan, finally drafted by SL
Monday night, and will probably
vote to accept or rejct the propo-
sal this afternoon, according to SL
president Quent Nesbitt, '50BAd.
* * * *
IF THE SAC members accept
the Legislature's plan, all student
organizations seeking to sponsor
special events would submit their
requests to the SL calendar com-
mittee, shelving the present sys-
tem of direct petition to the SAC.
The calendar committee would
then judge each event on the'
basis of the SL criteria which
will be considered by the SAC.

These criteria include tradition,
benefits to students, financial
position of sponsoring organiza-
tion and the number of people
effected by the event.
To establish a working relation-
ship of power between the SL cal-
endar committee and the SAC, the
Legislature proposal stipulates
that the calendar committee deny
the holding of an event only on
the basis of the sponsoring group's
financial stability.
The SAC would then approve
the calendar committee's recom-
mendations-except on appeal by
an organization "which feels it-
self wronged by the calendar com-
mittee's action."
SL Candidates
To Assemble
Student Legislature's citizen-
ship committee will hold a meet-
ing for all SL candidates in the

Dennis Decision
Upheld By Court
WASHINGTON-(A)-The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the
contempt of Congress conviction of Eugene Dennis, U. S. Communist
Party secretary. It rejected his argument that he did not have a fair
trial because the jury included seven government employes.
Dennis was convicted of contempt for refusing to appear before the
House Un-American Activities three years ago. He was sentenced to
serve a year in prison and pay a $1,000 fine.
. * * *-
DENNIS ALSO is under sentence of five years and $10,000 fine on
conviction of conspiracy to overthrow the government. He was tried
with ten other Communist leaders in New York last year and has
The New York case has no connection with yesterday's Supreme
,> Court decision.

Storms Hit
Portions of
US.,_10 li~e',
KANSAS CITY-(P) -Violent
winds, kicking up dust in the mid-
west and reaching tornadic pro-
portions in the South, caused at
least ten deaths over the week-
end and left heavy property and
soil damage.
Tornadoes struck at the Little
Rock, Ark. area and at Paden,
Miss. A small twister also was re-
ported at Ellsinore, Mo.
NO ONE was killed in the tor-
nadoes but dust storms in Kansas,
Texas and Nebraska caused eight
traffic deaths Two young bro-
thers, Phillip Bell, 9, and Kenneth,1
7, were killed in Kansas City by aI
tree, blown over during the storm.
The Baptist Church at Paden
was blown away by a tornado
there yesterday and the Court-
house was among 12 to 15
buildings badly damaged. Three
persons were reported in.jured
at the midway community, 15
miles from Paden.
As winds diminishedminKansas,
wheat growers began sizing up the
damage. The crop does not appearI
to be hurt, as much as first re-
ported, but thousands of acres ofc
rich topsoil was blown away.
Topsoil loss was heaviest in
Kansas, Oklahoma and the Texas
Panhandle. High winds also
swept .New Mexico and Nebraska.
Snow fell this morning at Pam-
pa in the Texas Panhandle but
the weather bureau reported it
was local. Skies cleared over most
of plains states yesterday but wind
still continued at some points,
whipping up local dust storms.
AIM Declaresr
In a statement of policy, Asso-
ciation of Independent Men last
night voted to support representa-
tive voting-as distinguished from
bloc voting-among independent
men in the forthcoming Student
Legislature elections.
President Marvin Failer also
announced appointment of Ralph
Greenwood as new AIM treasurer.
He also selected two new commit-
tee heads-Ned Belcher, Inter-
residence Halls and Arthur Fleet-
wood,\Campus Action Committee.
Independent students not serv-
ing on AIM Council, who wish to
take part in committee work, were
urged by Failer to apply from 4 to1
5 p.m. any weekday at the AIM
office, Rm. 3C of the Union. !

The Court's review of the con-
tempt appeal was limited to the
question whether- government
workers could properly serve on!
the jury which tried him.
* *
IT RULED they could, splitting
five to two. In the majority were
Justice Minton, who wrote the
Court's opinion, Chief Justice Vin-
son, and Justices Reed, Jackson
and Burton.
Justice Black wrote a sharp
dissent in which he spoke of the
"prevailing pattern of loyalty
investigations and threatened
purges" in which federal work-
ers live. Justice Frankfurter also
wrote a dissent.
Justices Douglas and Clark, who
was Attorney General when Den-
ris was prosecuted, took no part
in the case.
MINTON SAID for the major-
ity that Dennis had failed to show
that any of the seven federal
workers who sat as jurors at his
trial had any actual bias against
him. He continued:
"Vague conjecture does not
convince that government em-
ployes are so intimidated that
they cringe before their govern-
ment in fear of investigation
and loss of employment if they
do their duty as .jurors, which
duty this same government has
upon them."
When the Court ruled 5 to 4 ifn
1948 that federal workers are not;
barred from federal juries here
unless actual bias exists, Jackson
World News
By The Associated Press
LAKE SUCCESS-Soviet dele-
gates verbally attacked Mrs.
Franklin D. Roosevelt twice yes-
terday and walked out of two more
United Nations Commissions af-
ter failing to oust nationalist
China's representatives. This
boosted to 17 the total of U.N. or-
gaps hit by Soviet boycotts.
WASHINGTON - Republican
policy makers in the House de-
cided yesterday to press for a re-
duction in the $3,372,450,000 for-
eign aid bill now under debate.
The Senate refused yesterday
to accept House changes in a
Science Foundation Bill, send-I
ing it to a Senate-House con-
ference committee. The House
wrote in an amendment requir-
ing the FBI to pass on the loy-
alty of persons employed by the
proposed foundation or given
scholarships by it.
* * *
TOKYO - General MacArthur
yesterday spared the lives of six
Japanese war criminals sentenced:
to death for the murder of three
American fliers. Seven others maya
be executed Friday. - _

YR Leaders
Call Confab
Contrast Big Ten,
Local Platforms
The Big Ten Young Republican
Conference held here last week-
end was called an "outstanding
success" yesterday by leaders of
the University Young Republican1
"As the first event of its kind
attempted by either party, the
Conference was a vital step for-'
ward in setting precedence," Dave
Belin, chairman of the Confer-
ence, declared.
HE SAID the two-day conven-
tion would have a definite effect in
arousing the national party to
take a more active interest in
college YR clubs.
"The Conference has also en-
couraged delegates from key
schools in the midwest to aid
in organizing Young Republi-
can Clubs in other midwestern
schools," he added.
About 90 percent of the origin-
al "Opportunity State" platform
was accepted by the Conference,
Belin estimated.
* * *
"THE Michigan platform is the
better platform because we didn't
have to compromise, but the Con-
ference platform will naturally
have more prestige," he said.
Howard Johnson, president of
theYR's, said he preferred the
Michigan platform because it is
"more liberal." "The Conference
platform is conservative by
omission, but it was in many
points more definite than our
own," he added.
"Work done by the Conference
on the platform was based on a
positive approach to policy," ac-
cording to Howard Hartzell, chair-:
man of the platform committee
and originator of the "Opportun-
ity State" platform.
HE EXPRESSED satisfaction
with the platforms turned out on
civil rights, labor, foreign affairs
and taxation. But, he continued,
"the agricultural plank needs
more clarification."
"On welfare I regret that the
time element caused the Con-
ference to pigeon-hole the medi-
cal problem and federal aid to
education," he added.
The three leaders expressed the
feeling that the conference "has
served to draw the Young Repub-
lican Club together all the more
to make it push for even bigger
Johnson emphasized that al-
though the Michigan delegation
was divided on technical points
and new proposals arising from
the floor, it was united on liberal
issues and especially on all planks
based on the original "Opportun-
ity State" platform.
SL Approves
Training Plan
For Leaders
A new experimental "Student
Leadership Training Program"
was approved by the Student Le-
gislature Cabinet yesterday and
will be submitted to the entire
Legislature for lapproval next
The program, arranged by Le-

gislator Tom Walsh, '51L, is de-
signed to offer students prytical
training in meeting leadershipt
problems which arise in campus
* * *
IT WILL be chaired by two
student "cooperators" - Jerry
Aile, Grad., and Vic Schneider,
If SL approves the program
next Wednesday, all of the Le-
gislators interested in taking the
course will be asked to submit
petitions to the Cabinet that
night. The Cabinet will later
select 15 SL members to parti-
cipate in the program.
Explaining that the course will
have to be limited to a maximum
of 15 students for an effective
working group, Schneider said
that the initial program will be
restricted to SL members, since
it will be merely a pilot course for
a larger program next year."


H as




A wild muskrat outsmarted
seven West Quad "hunters"
Sunday night for twenty min-
utes before it was finally cap-
The furry intruder held his
ground in the window well of
Adams House recreation room
until a careful strategem was
devised by Dale "bring 'em back
alive" Clark, '52, to ferret out
the animal.





MADAME MINER-Ted Cerankoski fingers some coal as his wife
Naomi, does some figuring at the couple's coal mine near Barnes-
boro, Pa. Mrs. Cerankoski, 28, operates the tipple, loads trucks
and even delivers coal while hubby does the digging.
'U' Student Athletic Fee Boost
To Meet Problems in Budget

A proposed hike in the student
athletic fee appeared today to
face a stretch of heavy weather
ahead a's an appropriations storm
front continued to pile up in the
State Legislature.
Directly at stake in the power-
ful cross currents and thunder-
clouds of the Lansing election-
year storm scene is the Univer-
sity's operating request of $13,-
870,000 for the 1950-51 fiscal year.
* * *
BUT THE determination of the
GOP-dominated Legislature to
U.S. Success
Blocks Cited
By Litchfield
The United States can not hope
to meet Russia adequately in Eur-
ope unless she roots out absolutist
elements in such conquered na-
tions as Germany, Prof. Edward
H. Litchfield declared last night at
a meeting of the Michigan Chap-
ter of the Society of Public Ad-
Admitting that the American
philosophy denies supression of
even absolutists, Prof. Litchfield,
however, noted that only by im-
planting our culture on the lands
in which we hope to develop a
democracy can there be any possi-
bility of success.
THE FORMER head of the Civil
Affairs Division of Gen Clay's
Military Government in Germany
pointed out that from this stand-
point we have failed in our occu-
pation of Germany and Japan.
Ie cited Gen. Clay as a man
possessing the desire to allow all
factions of the public to ex-
press themselves to the point of
not squelching elements danger-
ous to the American cause.
Prof. Litchfield will speak on
the "East-West Conflict in Ger-
many" again at 4:15 p.m. today
in the Rackham Amphitheatre.

balance the state, budget with
existing revenue may affect the
plea of the Board in Control of
Intercollegiate Athletics for an in-
crease in the present seven dollar
annual student athletic fee.
In their annual report to the
regents, the board declared that
additional revenues from the
student fee were necessary to
finance the Athletic Depart-
ment's long-proposed $6,000,-
000 building program.
High University administrative
officials declined to comment on
the chances for a boost in the
student fee.
PROVOST James P. Adams
confined himself to saying that
the Regents will consider the re-
quest at a future meeting.
A similar request for additional
revenue for the Athletic Depart-
ment was made last year but
nothing came of it.
Further complicating the
scene this year is the budget
battle being waged in Lansing.
An economy-minded Republi-
can majority in the Legislature
has announced its intention of
holding next year's operating ex-
penditures within the 1950-51
revenue estimate of $235,000,000.
In his budget message to the
Legislature, Gov. Williams has al-
ready pruned the University op-
erating request by $1,370,000, and
more axe-wielding may be forth-
* * *
A SLASH in State jappropria-
tions always brings up the pros-
pect of a tuition hike. This is
what happened last spring when
the University announced its
third tuition hike in three years
as a result of what was termed
"inadequate" appropriations.
All this adds up to trouble for
the Athletic Department. For,
faced with a possible cut in State
appropriaitons, the University
would probably balk at allocating
any more of the current tuition to
the athletic fee, and a tuition
jump to provide more funds for
the Athletic Department would
seem an ,equally remote possibil-

To Phoenix
A total of 55 students were
named to the nine student drive
working committees of the Michi-
gan Memorial-Phoenix Project,
LaVerne Schmitkons, '51, chair-
man of the personnel committee
announced yesterday.
The appointments were made by
the student Executive Committee
from a total of more than 200 who
petitioned for committee seats.
* * *
dent Executive Committee did the
interviewing for the positions.
A meeting of the appointed
students will be held 4 p.m.
Thursday in the Rackham Am-
phitheatre, Mary Lubeck, '51,
chairman of the student drive,
announced yesterday.
Students appointed:
Speakers Committee: Marth
Bryant, '51, Robert Matusoff, '51,
Patricia McLean, '51, Mary Helen
King, '51, Robert Powers, '50BAd.
* * *
PERSONNEL Committee: Dan
Burlingame, Beverly Clarke, '52,
Herbert Kravitz, Gordon Lindland,
Nancy Upjohn, '53.
Publicity: Nancy Bylan, '51,
John Davies, '51, Joseph Ep-
stein,, '52, Leonard Newland, '52,
Wendy Owen, '51, Jane Peter-
son, '52A&D.
Fe a t u r e s Committee: Pat
Adams, '51BAd, Robert Atkins,
Raffee Johns, '51, Valerie Lem-
per, '51, Philip Reicher, Justine
mittee: John Banzhaf, '51BAd,
William DesJardins, '50E, Joseph
Hirschhorn, '51, David Lauer,
Stephen Marzo, Ralph Stribe, '52,
Robert Vedder, '52.
Men's Dorms Drives Commit-
tee: Robert Baker, '52, George
Boucher, '51, Eugene Coleman,
'51, Doug Cutler, '52, Richard
Gorman, '51E, Seymour Man-
dell, '53A&D, Harlan Pergande,
'52, Jerome Sluggett, '52, Charles
Volk, '52.
Sororities Drives Committee:
Sue Dwan, '52, Judy Harger, '51,
Sally Hughes (Gresham), '52A&D,
Tulane Itkoff, '52, Geraldine Ma-
raulo, '52.
* ** *
WOMEN'S Dorms Drives Com-
mittee: Carry Higley, '52, Ann
Koncar, '52, Joan Mintzer, '52,
Marceline Vetter, '51, Joyce Simon,
'51, Christine Linderman, '51,
Martha Tomkins, '52.
Other City Students Drives
Committee: Sanford Cain, 52,
Marilyn Dreher, '51, John Hall,
'52, Mary Peterson, '52, Sara Jane
Stephenson, '51.
Chairman of the nine working
committees were appointed late
last semester.
"There will be positions open
for many more students on the
Phoenix Project later in the sem-
ester and next fall," Lubeck said.

Attack Opens
Campaign T
Get Ach son
Truman Defends
Top Cabinet Man
tor Bridges (R-NH) charged yes-
terday that Russia has planted a
"master spy" in the American gov-
eriment -who is "using our State
Department as he wills."
He said homosexuals and sub-
versive agents had been put in the
State Department "because Rus-
sia wanted them there."
* * *
"HOW DID Stalin manage it?"
Bridges asked the Senate. "Stalin
is no superman. Stalin had help.
Unless and until we find that
master spy-we cannot hope to
deal with Stalin on an equal
Making no attempt to idel-
tify the "master spy," Bridges
reeled off a series of questions
about state department opera-
tions and demanded that a sen-
ate investigating committee call
Secretary of State Acheson o-
answer them.
Bridges' attack on the Depart-
ment apparently was the open-
ing gun in a new campaign of sev-
eral senate Republicans to get
Acheson. Bridges said Saturday
that a parade of them would be
"going after" the Secretary -for
* * *
struck out at the State Depart-
ment in a Senate speech after
FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover had
warned Congress that disclosure
of the FBI's secret files in the
Senate's State. Department inves-
tigation would cripple the agency
and "smear" innocent persons.
A White House source reported
late last night that President
Truman has decided to deny loy-
alty files of state department em-
ployes to a Senate committee
hunting Communists and spies.
Meanwhile, President Tru-
man, on vacation in Key West,
Fla., r a I1 i e d administration
forces for an all-out defense of
Acheson. Aides of the President
said Mr. Truman is backing
Acheson "to the limit" and is
looking to his congressional
leaders to stand by him in the
face of the new GOP attack.
In his senate speech, Bridges de-
manded that a Senate committee
which has been probing Republi-
'can Senator McCarthy's charges
of Reds in the State Department
'go and find'out who is and who
has been wrecking the- United
States' efforts for world peace
through manipulation of spies in
our State Department."
* * *
"WE CAN NOT escape our ob-
ligation," Bridges said. "We must
find the master spy, the servant of
Russia who moves the puppets,
Hiss and Wadleigh and others, in
and out of office in this Capital
of the United States, using them

and using our State Department
as he wills."
Rea Watkins
Two University officials. Wal--
ter B. Rea, associate dean of stu-
dents, and Herbert G. Watkins,
secretary of the University, are
patients in University hospital.
Watkins has been under obser-
vation for seven days and is ex-
pected to be released sometime
this week.
Dean Rea underwent an opera-
tion to relieve calcifications that

Local Monsoon Season
To Bring 12 Days Rain

Button up your overcoat, itI
looks like rain-for the month of
April at least
According to statistics obtained
from the Willow Run Weather
Bureau, 12 of April's 30 days will
bring us the watery stuff Ann Ar-
bor's monsoon season annually
BUT EVEN this formidable fore-

dirt roads into virtual quag-
mires, and caused the closing of
four of the area's schools.
The Automobile Club of Michi-
gan warned that practically all
downstate unpaved roads are im-
* * *
WITH STREAMS throughout
the state at flood stage or rising to
that, pint, the Tittabawasee Riv-

FreshmeFled 'Scalping' Hars


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