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VOL. LX, No. 133



SL To Hold
Meeting On
Liquor Ban
Dean Walter Will
Outline 'U' Policy
An unprecedented all-campus
meeting to study problems created
by the University's ban on drink-
ing in student residences will be
sponsored by Student Legislature
at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow at the
The meeting, arranged by SL's
campus action committee, is de-
signed "to enable students to ex-
change views on the liquor ban
and to work out a possible com-
promise plan to be submitted to
the University administration,"
according to Legislator George
Roumell, '51.
* * *
ALTHOUGH similar meetings
have been held in the past by
indnvndual campus groups, Rou-
mell pointed out that tomorrow's
meeting will mark the first time
that all interested University stu-
dents have been called together to
study the campus liquor problem.
The meeting will be chaired
by Irv Stenn, '51, of the campus
action committee, who will open
the program with a brief out-
line of existing state and local
laws concerning the sale and
consumption of alcoholic bever-
Stenn will then introduce Leg-
islator Keith Beers, '52, who will
trace the history of the liquor
problem here on campus and re-
view earlier proposals to amend
the University's regulations con-
cerning drinking in student resi-
* .* *
THE administration's view-point
on the problem will be presented
by Dean of Students Erich A.
Walter. Dean Walter will outline
the University's liquor policy and
answer questions often raised by
students, Roumell said.
"We realize that it may take
several subsequent meetings to
work out an adequate solution
to the problem, but we feel that
by assembling students from all
sections of the campus we may
be able to draw up a unified plan
to present to the University.
Letters of invitation have been
sent out to leaders of all major
campus organizations and Rou-
t mell urged any other interested
students to attend the meeting.
A * * *
SL Initiates
Protests On
xLecture Ban
Student Legislature will launch
a vigorous campaign tonight to
protest the University Lecture
Committee's rejection of a propos-
ed debate on "Communism vs.
Capitalism" between avowed Com-
munist Herbert J. Phillips and
Prof. Phillip J, Wernette, of the
School of Business Administration.

SL president Quent Nesbitt said
that a strongly-worded protest of
the Lecture Committee's action
has been drawn up by the Cabinet
and will be submitted to the Leg-
islature for approval at 7:30 p.m.
tonight, at the Union.
* * *
CONFIDENT that it will be
overwhelmingly supported by the
Legislators, Nesbitt said that the
policy statement will probably be
sent to members of the Board of
Regents and other state officials to
"clarify the Legislature's stand on
the issue."
Several Legislators were also
reportedly pushing for a meet-
ing on the subject between the
Cabinet and the Board of Re-
gents. Nesbitt said the possi-
* bility of seeking such a meet-
ing will be discussed tonight.
Meanwhile, Dave Fraser, '51, co-
chairman of the Michigan Forum
committee, which had originally'
attempted to sponsor the highly

Ruthven To Talk
About 'Phoenix
President Alexander G. Ruthven will discuss the reaction of
President Truman and the Atomic Energy Commission to the Mich-
igan Memorial Phoenix Project at an unprecedented meeting of June
graduates at 10 a.m. today in Hill Auditorium.
Purpose of the meeting, called by President Ruthven, is to inform
the seniors about the Phoenix Project.
THE SENIORS-and all students terminating their studies in
June-will be excused from 9:50 to 11 a.m. to attend the meeting, the
first official gathering of students and Project leaders.
Chester H. Lang, national executive chairman of the Project,
will speak at the meeting.
A dramatic presentation given by the speech department will
also be included on the program.
* * * *
ALTHOUGH ONLY June graduates will be excused from 10 o'clock
classes, all students may attend the meeting. There will be no solici-
tation of funds at the meeting.;
Calling for full attendance at the meeting, Pres. Ruthven
said that "a manifestation of enthusiastic interest on the campus
To Members of the University who are completing their academic
work in June:
This meeting is an unusual event because It relates to the
Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project, which is in itself a Uni-
versity venture of unusual importance. I want you to know
more about this Project as a student and as a prospective alum-
nus before you leave the campus in June.
I shall deeply appreciate your acceptance of my invitation
to the meeting.
-Yours sincerely,
Alexander G. Ruthven
will have an important influence upon the success of the Univer-
sity's effort among all members of the Michigan family.
Pres. Ruthven went to Washington, D.C., last week to interest
Pres. Truman and the Atomic Energy Commission in the Project. He
was accompanied by Sen. Homer Ferguson (R-Mich.), who spoke
about the Project on the Senate floor, and Douglas G. Mode, a Wash-
ington attorney.
The Phoenix Project is a $6,500,000 program devoted to peacetime
implications of atomic energy.
Twin Tornadoes, Floods
Sweep Alabama, North







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Cite Maragon
Bank Balance
In Perjury
WASHINGTON-()-A govern-
ment witness testified yesterday at
the perjury trial of John Maragon
that the former man-about-the-
White House admitted he had a
Texas bank account after swear-
ing to the contrary.
Maragon is accused of+ lying
when he allegedly concealed, de-
posits of $120,000 in a San Anton-
io, Tex., bank over a five-year per-
iod in which he claimed an income
of $30,000.
YESTERDAY'S witness for the
government was Carmine S. Bel-
lino, a certified public accountant,
who worked for a Senate investi-
gating committee during last sum-
mer's "five percenter" probe.
The prosecution contends that
Maragon lied four times during
the Senate inquiry into his busi-
ness affairs. The 58-year-old de-
fendant is a onetime Kansas City
bootblack who became a crony of
President Truman's military aide.
* * *
BELLINO testified that last July
28, the day after Maragon appear-
ed before the Senate committee,
Maragon showed up at a confer-
ence on Capitol Hill and admitted
he had an account at the San An-
tonio National Bank of Commerce.
In his sworn testimony, Mara-
gon had said his only bank ac-
count in the 1945-46 period un-
der scrutiny was in a Washing-
ton bank.
The witness said he did not re-
ceive- documentary proof of the
account's existence until some 24
hours after Maragon testified-
and that was when Maragon ad-
mitted it, he said.
Truman Starts.
WASHINGTON,- (A) -Presi-
dent Truman started setting up
regular machinery yesterday for
a bi-partisan foreign policy but
bumped into Republican questions
on how far he will go.
There were also objections in
his own party to the way he went
about it.
THESE WERE the moves and
their early results:
1. The President and Secretary
of State Acheson called Sen. Brid-
ges (R-NH) into an unusual
White House conference on joint
planning in foreign relations.
2. In a statement afterward
the President pledged that he
and Acheson will consult the
Republicans at all stages and
take their views into "serious ac-
count" with the aim of keep-
ing up "a true bi-partisan for-
eign policy."
3. Bridges welcomed what he
called an "eminent gesture" but
said the test will be whether GOP
leaders are taken into counsel
while policy is being formed.
4. Chairman Connalley (D-Tex)
of the Senate Voreign Relations
Committee criticized the selection
of Bridges for the White House

Experts Say Deficit
WillNear 7 Billion

WASHINGTON - (A) - The ex-
perts who advise Congress on taxes
figured yesterday that President
Truman guessed $1,200,000,000 too
low in estimating this year's gov-
ernment deficit.
They calculated that the treas-
ury will find itself $6,700,000,000
in the red by June 30, end of the
1950 fiscal year, instead of $5,-
500,000,000 as Mr. Truman esti-
mated in his January budget mes-
Meet Plans
Closer MSC,
U' Relations
Special to The Daily
EAST LANSING-A long range
program for closer relations be-
tween the University and Michi-
gan State College was launched
here last night by representatives
of the student governments of
the two schools.
Members of the University Stu-
dent Legislature and the MSC
Student Council met with adminis-
tration officials from the two
schools and decided on a definite
plan of action for next fall.
* * *
THE MSC GROUP invited the
SL cabinet, the city editor and
managing editor of The Daily,
and officials from the Office of
Student Affairs, to attend a foot-
ball game here September 23 to
start off the program. Representa-
tives from the University will be
guests at a banquet and party in
the evening.
The University delegation in-
vited the entire MSC student
body to be guests at the Michi-
gan-MSC game in Ann Arbor
the following week. SL presi-
dent Quentin Nesbitt, '50BAd,
who headed the University
group, said the program would
call for parties and open houses
following the game.
"Two large schools with so much
in common should have close re-
lations culturally and socially as
well as on the football field," Nes-
bitt declared.
"I hope this will mark the start
of a permanent program to better
link the students of the two great
Universities," he said.
COMMITTEES from the Uni-
versity and MSC will work out de-
tails of the fall program.
Nationalists Claim
Crushing Victory

BY THEIR appraisal, the gov-
ernment seems to be suffering
from a case of limping revenues
which do not appear to have ham-
pered its spending arm.
Senator George (D-Georgia),
chairman of the joint Senate-
House Committee on Internal
Revenue Taxation, presented a
new fiscal forecast prepared by
the Committee's tax experts.
The committee's formal report
said the staff took account of "the
disappointing collections, especial-
ly from individual income tax,
since January of this year."
LOOKING ahead to the 1951
fiscal year which starts next July
1, George said the staff figured
the government would go over
seven million into the red for that
period. President Truman esti-
mated the '51 deficit at about five
million and predicted that the
country would be "moving toward
budgetary balance in the next few
The staff's estimates were bas-
ed on an assumed national in-
come of $212 billion in calendar
1950, dropping to $207 billion in
the first six months of 1951.
Thus its estimate disregarded
any cuts-or additions-Congress
may apply to its appropriations,
or any possible changes in the tax
The chance for a cut in excise
taxes this year was beginning to
look pretty dim. There is no lack
of enthusiasm among the law-
makers for cutting back or abol-
ishing some of these federal sales
levies, but Mr. Truman has served
notice he is prepared to veto any
excise cut that doesn't provide for
making up the revenue somewhere
* * *
U.S. Budget
Needs Balance
Now -Nourse
DETROIT, - (A') - Edwin G.
Nourse, once President Truman's
chief economic adviser, declared
here last night "if we are going
to keep the country on a solid
basis, we have got to get back
into the black and begin to do it
A continualy unbalanced bud-
get is creating a situation that "is
serious-potentialy tragic," Dr.
Nourse told the Builders Associa-
tion of Metropolitan Detroit.
"The expression of a sober
and sound and determined pub-
lie opinion," he said, "can change

By The Associated Press
Twin tornadoes ripped into the
Mobile, Ala., area Tuesday top-
pling houses, trees and power line
poles and sending 14 persons to
Far to the north, flood-swollen
rivers, fed by melting snow, drove
several thousand persons from
their homes in North Dakota and
Minnesota. However, a surge of
World News
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Senator Mc-
Carthy yesterday asked subpoenas
for two former FBI agents to bol-
ster his "stand or fall" case alleg-
ing that Owen Lattimore is Rus-
sia's No. 1 spy in the United
shore Leader Harry Bridges yes-
terday filed a $500,000 damage
suit in Superior Court-charging
Special Prosecutor F. Joseph Don-
ohue with libel and slander.
* * *
AMSTERDAM-A union sea-
men's organization yesterday or-
dered into effect forthwith a
boycott originally voted Nov. 25,
1948, against ships flying Pana-
ma's flag.
* * *
WASHINGTON - James Bruce,
wealthy businessman - diplomat,
has submitted his resignation as
director of the Foreign Arms Aid

cold air from Canada brought the
prospect of another freexe. This
would remove temporarily the
threat of new flood damage.
* * *
THE ALABAMA tornadoes hit
four communities on opposite
shores of Mobile Bayi One batter-
ed residential sections in the Mof-
fett Road, Whistler and Saraland
communities. The second, of less-
er force, blasted the Spanish Fort
community 13 miles east of Mo-
All the injured were in the
three communities near Mobile.
Destruction was estimated in
the tens of thousands of dollars.
The twister tore a four room
house from its foundations in Sar-
aland and tossed it upside down
about 200 yards away.
OVERFLOWS from scores of
rivers, creeks and ditches spilled
over lands in western and eastern
North Dakota and Western Minn-
The area was swept by a bliz-
zard April 8 and a sharp rise
in temperatures started a fast
An overnight freeze was fore-
cast, but much snow still remains
on theg round. Observers said a re-
turn of high temperatures could
cause critical conditions in sev-
eral sections.
The Red Cross declared an emer-
gency and set up relief stations
in four cities. It estimates 1,280
families are homeless.
In Ann Arbor ,meanwhile, the
sun shone for two days in a row.

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Ms *US
SITE OF RAFT-The Cross in-
dicates the Baltic Sea area where
a British freighter found a dere-
lick American life raft. The raft
is believed to be part of escape
equipment belonging to the
American Navy Privateer plane .
which mysteriously disappeared
April 8.
Labor Party
Cuts Yearly
Income Tax
By The Associated Press
LONDON-The Labor govern-
ment handed Britain's middle
class taxpayer a yearly income tax
cut amount to $33.25 yesterday.
In a budget for 1950-51 fash-
ioned to make friends in the next
national election - which may
come at any time-Sir Stafford
Cripps, chancellor of the excheq-
uer, also took these steps:
1. Doubled the gasoline ra-
tion to allow 180 miles of travel
a month, at the same time rais-
ing the price of gasoline to three
shillings (42 cents) a gallon by
increasing the tax nine pence
(10V cents).
2. Authorized a three per cent
increase in the strength of beer to
half its pre-war kick-without an
expected hike in the tax.
3. Called a halt in rising costs
for the government's welfare
services, especially the state
medical service.
4. Trimmed food subsidies--
which keep down the prices of
basic necessities to the con-
5. Cracked down on some big
industrialists by proposing a
retroactive tax which will fun-
nel into the treasury nearly all
the 1949 bonuses they received.
THE INCOME tax cut benefits
the middle income groups whose
vote is the balance of power in
British elections.
Sees Chrysler
Strike Over
'This Week'
DETROIT-(A')-A Federal
mediator said last night the 84-
day Chrysler strike "should be
settled this week if everything
goes well."
E. M. Sconyers made his pre-
diction as negotiators for Chrys-
ler Corp. and the CIO United Au-
to Workers recessed their talks
until 10 a.m. today.
. . *
HIS OPTIMISM was shared by
Union Chrysler Director Norman
Matthews, who told a rally of
UAW members "we have the ball

on the five-yard line and expect to
push it over for a touchdown."
At the same meeting, Auto
Workers President Walter Reu-
ther agreed "real strides" had
been made in recent days to-
ward settlement of the means
of financing $100-a-month pen.
sions, including social security
benefits, for 89,000 striking
Chrysler production workers.
Another hint that agreement
was near came from the bar-
gaining talks themselves. The ne-

Add Support
To Warnn
Say Peace Aims
Not Furthered
By The Associated Press
States filed a stern indemnity de-
mand on Russia yesterday for
what it termed the "unprovoked
destruction" of an unarmed
American patrol plane and the.
loss of ten crewmen in the Baltic
It also called for steps to pre-
vent a "repetition, under what-
ever pretext, of incidents of this
kind." The attack on the plane,
the U.S. government said, exposed
the "insincerity" of Russian claims
of desiring peaceful relations with
the west.
* * *
THE STATE Departments in de-
livering the stiffly-worded note to
Moscow, rejected outright a Rus-
sian protest that the navy patrol
plane, missing since April 8, fired
on Soviet fighters over Soviet-
controlled Latvia.
Investigation shows, it said,
that the plane at no time few
over Soviet territory and "it
must be concluded that Soviet
aircraft fired upon an unarmed
American Plane over the open-
The American government alo
called on Russia to give prompt
and severe punishment to thoee.
responsible for the incident which
has-put fresh strain on this coun-
try's troubled relations with the
THE STATE Department stand
found quick support on Capitol
Hill. '
Chairman Vinson (D-Ga) of
the House Armed Services Com-
mittee, seeking a big boost in US.
air power, told newsmen the Unit-
ed States "must be prepared =to
back up" any diplomatic notes it
sends to Russia.
Senator Connally (D-Tex)
chairman of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee said T
thoroughly approve the State
Department note."
"It's time our country stood up
for its rights even when dealing
with Russia."
ALONG with its note the State
Department released an even
more sharply worded statement
which praised the Scandinavian
countries for their help in the
search for the missing plane, then
"By contrast there has not been
the slightest evidence of any con-
cern on the part of the Soviet gov-
ernment over the fate of our plane
and its personnel. This seems an
astonishing lack of common inter-
national courtesy and an unusual
disregard of human life"
"The cause of peace is not fur- !
theed when the U.S.S.R. osten-
tatiously decorates Soviet airmen
in a manner calculated to give
the impression that they are be-
ing rewarded for shooting down a
defenseless American plane."
Will Go On Sale
Graduation announcements,
booklets and cards will go on sale
from 1 to 5 p.m. today, tomorrow

and Friday in the Administration
lobby, according to announce-
ments chairman Lois Schwartz,
The materials will be available
to allseniors except those in law,
medicine and dentistry.
Three types of materials will be
on sale, Miss Schwartz said. Book-
lets, containing a list of degree
candidates, class officers, com-
mencement activities and five
campus pictures are available in
two prices, 65 and 35 cents.

our national financial picture."
TAIPEI, FORMOSA-()-Ju- Dr. Nourse, who finally broke
bilant Nationalist dispatches last with President Truman and
night said 3,000 Red invaders of quit, said the federal budgets
Hainan had been killed yester- for the current year and 1951
day, remnants were surrendering will add a total of 10,500,000,000
and a final, crushing victory was to the national debt.
near. "To assume that. we can have
Only a short time earlier t 'managed inflation' or that such
Nationalist air force asserted 2,0( an inflationary process can be
of the invaders had perished at 'contained' is, I thing, taking a
sea or on the beaches from aerial risk way beyond what the trustees
assault alone up until Monday of the American economy are jus-
evening. tified in taking," he concluded.

$5,000 In Loot To Be Given Away:

Michigras To Offer Luscious Blond as Prize

* * *

A luscious blue-eyed airlines
hostess will top the huge slate of
prizes on tap at Michigras this
Pert, sandy-haired Joan Carl
will step down from the skyways
to become probably the most un-
usual "give-away" offer in the
riuial' shistorv

ners of Michibucks-those treas-
ured little certificates which are{
awarded at the 15 game booths.
IT WILL TAKE 200 Michibucks
to capture Miss Carl. And the first
person to report to the central
prize booth with that number may
claim her, Downey said. Dinner'
wit MicrlA.' thaenin. An

drawl that she's "eagerly looking
forward" to her Michigras date.
A sleek convertible will carry
Miss Carl in the hilarious Michi-
gras comedy parade Friday after-
* * *
AS LAST minute touches were
put on parade plans yesterday

chosen tonight in a "kiddie beau-
ty contest" to lead the parade
dressed as Daisy Mae and L'il
* * 41
WINNERS from more than 50
competing parade floats will re-
ceive first. second and third prize

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