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- VOL. LX, No. 134

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 1950

SIX

Senate
Czechs Close
U.S. Office
In Prague
Ilk,
Treason Trials
Opened For Six
By The Associated Press
Czechoslovakia yesterday order-v
ed the United States Information
Service closed and its director, Jo-
seph C. Kolarek, to leave the coun-
try.
In other moves, the government
put on trial six Czechs accused of
treason and spying under the
leadership of officials of the Amer-
ican Embassy, and announced the
sentencing of 16 persons on simi-
lar charges at another trial con-
cluded Tuesday.
* * *
AMONG THOSE sentenced was
a 20-year-old *student, Jaromir
Zastera, who claims American na-
tionality because his father was a
naturalized citizen. Zastera drew
an 18-year sentence and is to be PHOEN
expelled from the country after ven, lef
his imprisonment. Two other Chester
Czechs were sentenced to death, called
one to life imprisonment and 12 Faculty
to terms ranging from two to 25
years.
The group that went on trial '
at Pankrac prison yesterday was 4/I
headed by Jaromir Nechansky,
34-year-old former army major. L a
He is a son-in-law of BohumilasnfreDpuyP-
Lausman, former Deputy Pre-
mier and leader of the Social
Democratic Party. Nechansky Officia
pleaded guilty to all the charges Michigan
at proceedings witnessed by a jest with
large audience. President
In Washington it was said the just retu
United States may ban Czech pub- capitol, t
lications in the United States in
retaliation for the action against
the U.S. information service and
its director.
A note delivered to the U.S. Em- I
bassy charged the U.S.I.S. with j t
"spreading hostile and slanderous
news," engaging Czechs for spying By
activities, employing Czechs hos- CHICA
tile to the government and oper- and eng
ating without the government's a strike
permission. day aga
systems
Report Action vital se
rail tran
In Indonesian, CONC
N. Sande
Hainan Wars cne in
alnan arS yoked last
of regist
By The Associated Press board, in.
Violence flared in one far east- the physi
ern front last night on Hainan Is- ally repr
land while on another Indonesian erately i
rebels in Makassar surrendered tient. Th
unconditionally after a bloodless doctor m
battle. ment in
Reports from the flaming battle
on Hainan island last night said
the Chinese Reds had landed 'GOLD
fresh troops in small numbers and --
the Nationalists had brought in Ai
more warplanes.
THE ARRIVAL of reinforce-
ments indicated the big Red drive
to take Hainan was on. A civilian
pilot reaching Hong Kong from
Hainan said without confirma-
tion the Communists had put ATL
5,000 new troops ashore. saves ani

On the Indonesian front, as scientists
soldiers surrendered, federal It ma
troops swarmed ashore on kel- rays fro
bes beaches south of Makasser,rasfo
the Indonesian government an- IT S
nounced yesterday. Lt. Col. R
Makassar is the capital of East of anothe
Indonesia, a state of this island Th
nation which won independence of Am
from the Netherlands last Decem- Colone
ber.
ber._Departme
ate Schoo
SL Liquor Ban Washing
SIMIL
research,
M~eetingToday rseach
Joe W. H
and Moll
Students representing all seg- sity of
ments of the campus will meet at mented
7:30 p.m. today at the Union to and 48 d
discuss the University's ban on Daily
drinking in student residences. 30 days
Sponsored by Student Legisla- vented
ture's campus action committee, and sav
the meeting is designed to enable of dogs
a large cross-section of students Aureor
to study the liquor problem and an anti

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Airmen Missing in Baltic

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-Daly-Wally Barth
VIX PROJECT LEADERS-President Alexander G. Ruth-
t, shakes hands with Project National Executive Chairman
H. Lang after a special meeting yesterday of seniors
by Pres. Ruthven to inform them about the Project.
Drive Chairman William Haber looks on.
* ' * * * *
thven Reports Capitol
ids Phoenix Project
_________11

Lash Out at
Board's Ban
On Debate
Ask Investigation
Of Speech Rules
By JIM BROWN
Student Legislature voted over-
whelmingly last night to ask the
Board of Regents to place four
students on the University Lecturd
Committee.
Striking out in protest against
the Lecture Committee's rejection
of a Michigan Forum debate on
"Communism vs. Capitalism," the
Legislators approved a strongly-
worded letter to the Regents urg-
ing that the revamped Lecture
Committee be given full power "to:
pass upon requests by campus or-
ganizations to bring speakers to
campus."
* * *
DRAFTED BY the SL Cabinet
early yesterday morning, the let-
ter also asked for a joint SL-fac-
ulty-administration committee "tos
investigate all Regents By-laws
affecting the bringing of speakers!
to campus."+
The committee, 'to be appoint-
ed immediately by President
Alexander G. Ruthven," would
particularly study the By-laws
under which the highly contro-
versial debate between avowed
Communist Herbert J. Phillips
and J. Phillip Wernette, of the
business administration school,
was banned, and recommend
possible substitutions to the Re-
gents.
In addition, the Legislature re-
quested an opportunity to discuss
the entire matter with the mem-
bers of the Board at its next meet-
ing.
CITING THE NEED for.students
to acquire a first-hand under-
standing of the "ideological clash"
The Student Legislature-
sponsored all-campus meeting
to study the University's liquor
ban will be held at 7:30 p.m.
today, at the Union, instead of
4:15 p.m., as previously an-
nounced. (See story at bottom
of page.)
between Capitalism and Commu-
nism, the SL letter asserted in
part:,

Russian Act
Labeled As
'Barbarous'
U.S. Dismisses
Moscow Charge
WASHINGTON,- (IP) -The
Senate in a mood of cold fury
unanimously voted praise and
decorations yesterday for the ten
U.S. airmen lost in what this
country calls a Russian attack on
an unarmed plane over the Bal-
tic.
The vote of 66 to 0 was preceded
by denunciations of the Russian
action as "criminal" and "bar-
barous" and by demands for steps
to see that nothing of the sort
happens again.
IT FOLLOWED by about an
hour a contemptuous State De-
partment dismissal of a Russian
Tharge that the American plane
was on a mission of deliberate pro-
vocation.

* * *

-Daily-wally Bartn
ONE AMONG 20,000-Sanderson Smith, Grad., is congratulated
by Bill Peterson and Val Lemper, of the Michigras Central Com-
mittee, after he was picked by chance yesterday to be the student ,
judge on the panel which will review floats in the Michigras
parade Friday.

* * *

* * *

I Washington greeted the
-Memorial Phoenix Pro-
widespread enthusiasm,
tAlexander G. Ruthven,
rned from the nation's
old a special meeting of
Vational
toundup
The Associated Press
AGO-Railroad firemen
inemen yesterday called
for 6 a.m. next Wednes-
inst four vast railroad
which would cut off
gments of the nation's
nsportation.
DRD, N.H.-Dr. Hermann
r's right to practice medi-
New Hampshire was re-
night by the State Board
ration in medicine. The
biting language, asserted
cian was guilty of "mor-
ehensible action in delib-
njecting air into his pa-
ne board hinted that the
ight apply for reinstate-
two months, however.

University seniors in Hill Auditor-
ium yesterday.
A t o m i c Energy Commission
members called the project "the
greatest movement that has yet
appeared in respect to the pre-
sent world condition," the educa-
tor reported.
* * *
CHESTER H. LANG, national
executive chairman of the fund
drive, was also on hand at the
meeting to tell the 2,800 gradua-
ting seniors that as new alumni
they will have to contribute their
wholesale support if the required
$6,500,000 is to be raised.
He asked a minimum pledge
of $150 from each of the pros-
pective alumni to be spread over
the three years of the drive.
He declared that the group
could also be of immeasurable aid
in spreading information about
the Phoenix Project.
* * *
ACCORDING TO Dr. Ruthven,
President Truman also was hearty'
in his approval of the project. Sen.
Brian McMahon, chairman for
the joint House-Senate Defense
Committee also pledged strong
Phoenix support.

Fourth Judge 'Selected'
For Michigras Parade

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ESCAPEE
* * *
Violent Maniac
Still atLarge
Ann Arbor residents today were
warned of the escape of a violent
maniac from the Chi Psi Frater-
nity house last night where he had
been imprisoned for the past week.
The madman, a dark hairy na-
tive of Mangalore Island off the
coast of Burma, is a freak show
attraction brought here by Chi
Psi Fraternity for their 'Hall of
Wonder' in Michigras tomorrow
and Saturday.
HIS ESCAPE, at 9 p.m. last
night, came as climax to a long
argument between the fraternity
and the Michigras Central Com-
mittee.
Against the committee's ad-
vice, the group arranged to
bring him to Ann Arbor through
a West Coast agency.
Manager of the agency, Herbert
Tripp, assured Chi Psi booth chair-
man Dick Leasia that the madman
was quite harmless in daylight
and only became dangerous at
night. He is still at large this
morning.

Because he crossed the 'M' seal
in front of the library at 12:03
yesterday, Sanderson Smith,
Grad., was chosen as the bewil-
dered fourth judge on the panel
which will review floats in the
mile-long Michigras parade to-
morrow.
Somewhat stunned as the
clowns rushed down and picked
him out of the crowd amidst band
fanfare, Smith joined the Chicago
House Marching Band in a brief
march down the Diag. He declared
himself pleased at the prospect
of enjoying the parade from the
reviewing stand to be built in
front of the Union.
* * *
WITH HIM on the panel are

Vice-President Marvin Niehuss,
representing the administration,
Miss Marie Ha twig, of the facul-
ty, and Cecil pal, head of the
Ann Arbor City Council.
More than 50 men will be
needed to hold down the he-
lium-filled balloons in the
Michigras parade, Jerry Mehl-
man, parade co-chairman an-
nounced yesterday.
Men wishing to apply should
see Mehlman between 3 and 5
p.m. today in Rm. 3 D of the
Union.

)EN DRUG':
ireornycin May Cure
Ray Atom Exposure-
By The Associated Press
ANTIC CITY-The golden drug, aureomycin, miraculously
mals sprayed with deadly amounts of X-Rays, two teams of
said yesterday.
ay be a life-saving drug for humans exposed to X-Rays or to
n atom bombs.
AVED 80 per cent of animals given deadly doses of X-Rays,
Roy D. Maxwell reported. But without the drug, 80 per cent
ie group of animals died from radiation sickness.
he dramatic new studies were reported to the Federation
erican Societies for Experimental Biology.
l Maxwell is chief of Radiobiology at the Army Medical
ent Research and Gradu-" * * *"
ol, Army Medical Center,
;ton. T Cnutg

Drama Expert
To Tafli Today
Prof. B. Ifor Evans, Principal
of Queen Mary College in the Uni-
versity of London will lecture on
"The Contemporary Theatre in
England" at 4:15 p.m. today in
the Architecture Auditorium.
Closely associated with Arts
groups for the past ten years,
Prof. Evans is currently active in
the Arts Association of Great Bri-
tain. He is the author of many
critical analyses and philosophi-
cal novels on English literature.
Prof. Evans is appearing under
the auspices of the English de-
partment.

Winning floats in the parade
will be announced tomorrow
evening at Yost Field House
during the carnival. Trophies
will be awarded for first, second
and third, places, with three
honorable mentions.
The parade will include the 20
huge helium balloons, in the
shapes of animals and grotesque
characters. Following them, and
interspersed in the line of 35
floats which follow, will be five
marching bands.
The students floats, sponsored
and constructed by campus or-
ganizations, have as their "Comic
Capers" subjects such cartoon
characters as Donald Duck, Bath-
less Groggins, Dogpatch inhabi-
tants, Keystone Cops, and Too-
nerville Trolley frequenters.
Rounding out the parade fes-
tivities will be a circus calliope,
ancient automobiles,

Michael McDermott, depart-
ment press officer, told a news
conference he had read the
story, which appeared in the
controlled Moscow magazine
New Times, but had "pretty
much forgotten what lies they
told." He described the maga-
zine as "beyond contempt."
On Tuesday the State Depart-
ment fired back a harshly worded
counter-protest -n response to
Moscow's charge that the plane
violated Soviet territory and at-
tacked interceptors.
*****In* ***** *
THE UNUSUAL Senate call for
posthumous honors to the Navy
airmen was an obvious answer to
Russia's action last Thursday in
bestowing the Red Banner Award
on four Soviet airmen for "excel-
lent fulfillment of their duty."
Meanwhile unofficial backing
for the U.S. view that the plane
was downed over the oen sea
came from American Air Force
officers in Germany.
The ship believed to be in-
volved was a Navy Privateer
which took off from Wiesbaden
April 8 on what U.S. officials
report as a routine training
flight to Copenhagen. It was
not heard from after it crossed
the German coast.
The U.S. version is that it car-
ried no weapons with which it
could make such an attack as the
Russians reported.
Budenz Flies
To Washington
For Hearing
WASHINGTON,-- (IP) -F o r-
mer Communist leader Louis F.
Budenz flew to Washington yes-
terday on the eve of a heralded
"stand or fall" test of Senator
McCarthy's charges of Commu-
nism in the State Department.
* * *
BUDENZ IS scheduled to testi-
fy today before a Senate sub-com-
mittee, headed by Chairman Ty-
dings (D-Md), which has been
looking into McCarthy's sweeping
allegations.
McCarthy has billed Budenz
as a star witness and said Bu-
dent will swear he knew Owen
J. Lattimore, a one-time State
Department consultant on Far
East affairs, to be a member of
the Communist Party.
Meanwhile, informed aides on
Capitol Hill indicated that John
H. Huber of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., ho
says he worked as an FBI under-
cover agent in the Communist
Party's top circles from 1938 to
1947, is one of two secret witnes-
ses McCarthy wants subpoenaed.
USSR Balks
Holy City Plan
LAKE SUCCESS,-(P)-Russia
withdrew support unexpectedly
yesterday from the United Nations

"By following such a policy
of sheltering its students from
hearing the proponents of un-
popular ideas, we believe that
the University has failed in its
responsibility to encourage stu-
dents to hear, discuss, inquire
into, criticize and evaluate all
of the ideas which are involved
in the issues current in our so-
ciety."
The Legislators also unanimous-
ly passed a statement of policy on
"the role and function of a state
institution of higher learning in
our Democratic society." Copies
of this policy statement will be
sent along with the letter to each
member of the Board of Regents
and the University administration.
MEANWHILE, members of the
University faculty were split yes-
terday over the debate issue.
Prof. James Ormondroyd, of the
engineering college, said that "it
is quite foolish to have such a ban.'
We ought to be able to argue about
anything-especially something so
important."
Prof. Ormondroyd was secon-
ded by N. Marbury Efimenco, of
the political science department,a
who said that "it is rather un-
fortunate that a university of
this size should forbid the dis-

A UTO STRIKE NEARS END:
Reuther, UAW Chief, To Speak Here

I

,AR good results, in allied
were reported by Dr.
Howland, Frank W. Furth
y Coulter of the Univer-
Rochester. They experi-
on more than 1,200 rats
ogs.
doses of aureomycin for
, given by mouth, pre-
sickness in most cases,
ed 80 per cent of a group
, Colonel Maxwell said.
mycin, like penicillin, is
biotic made by a mold

SimilarStudies
The use of antibiotics like aureo-
mycin is one of many approaches
to solving the problem of saving
the lives of people exposed to atom
bomb rays, Dr. Fred J. Hodges,
chairman of the roentgenology de-
partment of the University Hos-
pital said last night.
Research in the problem of
atomic radiation, and its effects

Walter Reuther, president of
the United Automobile Workers
(CIO), will address the eighth an-
nual conferencehof midwest poli-
tical scientistshere Saturday.
Unless the 86-day-old Chrysler
strike is over by Saturday Reuther
will leave strike negotiations only
long enough to deliver his speech.
* * *

His address at 4:15 p.m. Saturday
in Rackham Lecture Hall will be
open the public.
R E U THE R TOLD Chrysler
workers yesterday in Detroit that
they could expect an early settle-
ment of the strike. "It won't be
long now before Chrysler Corp.
will have to sit down and sign an
agreement," he declared.
Chrysler and union negotia-
tors went into joint session late
yesterday in a new effort to
reach a settlement. Reuther said
only details of a plan to pro-
vide workers $100-a-month pen-
sions, including federal social

Russell will speak on the "ac-
tion level" of foreign policy at
an open meeting at 8 p.m. to-
morrow in Rackham Lecture
Hall.
Davis, who will address a Phi
Beta Kappa dinner here Saturday,
will take part in a round table
discussion of academic freedom
Sunday morning.
* * *

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