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VOL. LX, No. 135


FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 1950




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lIile-Long Parade

To Open 1950llclchigras

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Liquor Plans
To Be Result
Of SLMeet
Students, Faculty
Discuss Situation
Several alternative plans to the
present method of liquor control
at the University will be drawn up
and presented to the University's
sub-committee on the liquor prob-
lem by Student Legislature as a
result of last night's campus-wide
liquor ban meeting.
Attended by seven deans, stu-
dents representing all major cam-
pus organizations and house
groups, and several other Univer-
spy officials, the meeting produced
one plan which was generally sup-
ported by students attending the
meeting and several faculty mem-
IRV STENN, '52, moderator and
member of the SL's Campus Ac-
tion Committee, outlined the plan
as follows:
Given the state and city laws
controlling the use of liquor by
minors, the University and its
students are bound to comply
with the fact and spirit of these
laws. The present system of en-
forcement-University policing
of student residences however,
has not proved entirely satis-
In view of these facts, a sys-
tem might be set up whereby stu-
dents are handed more responsi-
bility for their own actions on some
specific sort of honor set-up, while
the actual policing and adminis-
tration of the state laws would be
assumed by civil authorities.
SUCH A plan might best be
put into effect by gradual transi-
tion. ,Over a period of several
years the present system of li-
quor regulation enforcement would
remain binding; at the same time,
the new plan would gradually be
put into effect.
At the end of the transitional
period, if the proposed system
had proved capable of handling
the situation, then it would be
officially adopted by the Uni-
Terming the meeting a success
in the enthusiasm and interest
shown by those in attendance,
Stenn asked the cooperation of
the entire campus in this project.
World Truth
Drive Ordered
-By Truman
dent Truman announced yester-
day he has ordered a global "cam-
paign of truth" to show that this
A country "is wholly dedicated to
the cause of peace."
The President revealed his de-
cision in an address to the Ameri-
can Society of Newspaper Editors
-an organization that has re-
peatedly urged the government to
weld its overseas information pro-
gram into a more potent cold-war
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MR. TRUMAN ~sai hhadi

rected Secretary of State Acheson
to develop a stronger information
effort to combat the "deceit, dis-
tortion and lies" of Soviet propa-
He asked that newspapers
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Field House
Begin at 7.
A long week-end of carnival en-
tertainment will be launched this
afternoon when the mile-long
Comic Capers parade w i n d s
through town to herald the com-
ing of Michigras.
Featuring floats, balloons and
five marching bands, the parade
will attract thousands of students
and townspeople to the grand
opening of the fun-fest at 7 p.m.
Repeat performance of the tra-
ditional carnival in Yost Field
House will be held at the same
time tomorrow night, with a spe-
cial matinee scheduled for young-
sters at 1 p.m. tomorrow.
FORMING downtown at 4 p.m.
today, thehcolorful Michigras pa-
rade will head up Liberty St. to-
wards campus, where the line of
march will take in State St. and
South University.
Leading the procession will be
little Mary Jane Brayton and
Mike Kabat costumed as L'il
Abner and Daisy Mae. They will
be followed by 35 gaily decor-
ated floats constructed by 50
campus organizations.
First, second and third place
trophies will be awarded to out-
standing parade entries. Four
judges will pick the winners as
the floats pass before a reviewing
stand in front of the Union.
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PRIZES WILL also go out to the
best booths at Yost Field House.

Thorpe Cites
Budenz Lack
Of Evidence
Data Given For
McCarthy Probe
Budenz, former Communist lea-
der, swore yesterday that Owen
Lattimore was a member of a
"Communist cell" and helped be-
tray China to the Reds, but a
onetime U.S. military intelligence
officer scoffed at such charges.
Brig. Gen. Elliott R.. Thorpe,
who was Gen. Douglas MacAr-
thur's counter-intelligence chief
during World War II, said he had
investigated Lattimore three times,
and he declared:
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-Daily--Carlyie MarsnanI
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-Daily-Wally Barth
SPEAKERS BAN DEMONSTRATION-A few of the eighteen stu-
dents who participated in a demonstration against the Communist
speakers ban yesterday noon are shown marching down the diag.
They are headed toward the scene of the Michigras publicity
stunts which proved to be their disruptive downfall.
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Michigras, Police Foil
Student Demonstration

In addition, carnival patrons will
have a crack at $5000 worth of
prizes for Michibucks, and some-
one will win a date with a comely
airlines hostessi
Horror shows, games of skill
and drama skits will enable cus-
tomers to indulge in everything
from burlesque to throwing
baseballs at Daily editors or at-
tempting to shave lathered bal-
loons with a straight razor.
And for those with tired feet
and parched throats there will
be numerous refreshment stands
where coeds in harem attire serve
hamburgs, ice cream, cotton candy
and soft drinks.

CHALLENGING thrill - seekers
will be mechanical rides including
the newly designed rocko-plane,
the octapus, tilt-a-whirl, merry-
go-round and a neon-lit ferris
Ride and concession tickets
will be sold in the Field House,
while 30-cent general admission
tickets may be purchased on the
Diag, in Angell Hall or at the
As hundreds of students worked
far into the night yesterday to get
their parade entries and conces-
sions in top shape, the Gamma
Phi-Alpha Tau Omega "heaven"

float was damaged when a cigar-
ette lighter caused it to burst into
flames. Hurried repairs were made.
Late weather reports indicated
clear skies for the parade this
afternoon, but in case of rain it
will be postponed until 1 p.m. Sat-
urday. Local radio stations °will.
broadcast any postponement de-
Sponsored by the Michigan
Union and the Women's Athletic
Association, this year's carnival
will provide funds for the Univer-
sity Fresh Air Camp, the Phoenix
Project and the fund for a wom-
en's swimming pool.

Milling throngs of students, a
monster, dogs and a wild man
managed to thwart an attempted
student demonstration yesterday
noon on the diagonal.
The spontaneous demonstra-
tion, composed, of eighteen stu-
dents bearing a black crepe drap-
ped casket and wearing gas
masks, were protesting the recent
Lecture Committee decision for-
bidding Communists from speak-r
ing on campus.
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WHEN the appointed hour for'
the event arrived, a series of
Michigras stunts were occupying
the attention of most of the stu-
dents on the diag. After the dem-
onstrators marched futilely
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'U' Officials
Silent on SL
Lecture Plan
University officials were silent
yesterday on Student Legislature's
request that the Board of Regents
place four students on the Lec-
ture Committee and that a spe-
c i a I SL-faculty-administration
committee be appointed to in-
vestigate all Regents' By-laws "af-
fecting the bringing of speakers
to campus."
President Alexander G. Ruth-
ven, who was asked to appoint the
special investigating committee
immediately, had not had an op-
portunity to study the Legisla-
ture's proposals before he left
for New York late yesterday af-
Engineering English department,
declined to comment on the re-
quest that four students be placed
on the Lecture Committee.
"The matter must be consid-
ered by the Board of Regents,"
he said.
Meanwhile, leaders of several
campus organizations immediate-
ly rallied to the support of the SL
plan yesterday.
Dave Fraser, '51, co-chairman
of the Michigan Forum committee,
crar7+1 a li f- a nfapc , of -n

around campus for a while, they
ventured outside, where police or-
dered them to disband.
Several names were taken and
turned in to Dean Walter B.
Rea, according to Captain Al-
bert Hleusel, of the- police de-
partment. Heusel said they had
been stopped because they were
violating city ordinances for-
bidding unauthorized parades.
The students, carrying placards
bearing the inscription "R.ILP.
Free Speech at Michigan," moved
down the diag only to collide with
a somewhat vigorous Michigras
publicity stunt involving an es-
caped "wild man" being chased
by blood-hounds.
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ONE OF THE members of the
procession said they had hoped
that it might form a nucleus for
spontaneous student protest a-
gainst the Communist speakers
Wearing their gas masks (some-
thing smells around here, the sign
said), and beating on a small
rubber-headed drum, they march-
ed solemnly toward the Michigras
melee, only to be nearly run down
by an "ambulance" come to carry
away a Frankenstein monster
hiding in the library.
Students watching the demon-
stration expressed disfavor with
the tactics employed by the group
to get people behind the protest.
West Quad Holds
Honors Banquet
Herbert J. Boothroyd, '52, re-
ceived the Lloyd House $100
Donald J. Brown Award last night
at a dinner honoring the scholas-
tic achievement of West Quad
Fifteen per cent of the Quad
population has an average of 3.5
or better. Dean Hayward Keniston
of the literary school addressed
the group after the dinner.

World News
FRANKFURT, Germany - In-
formed sources said yesterday that
the United States will seek a for-
mula to include Germany under
the protection of the Atlantic Pact.
The effort to secure Europe's
acceptance of the idea will be
made at the meeting of United
States, British and French foreign
ministers in London on May 8.
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Ways and Means Committee
yesterday brushed, aside Presi-
dent Truman's tax recommen-
dations and, in its first action
on the new tax bill, voted a
$75,000,000 clash in manufac-
turers' excise imposts.
This action, if it becomes law,
would repeal completely the tax-
es on several manufactured
items, including the 10 per cent
levy on household cookstoveg,
water heaters and electric irons,
and the 20 per cent impost on
light bulbs.
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MOSCOW - The Magazine
Bolshevik published yesterday
two statements by V. I. Lenin
which it said never before were
published in Russia. The state-
ments concerned the peaceful
co-existence of Communism and
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WASHINGTON - The govern-
ment produced witnesses yesterday
who testified that John Maragon
got $1,268 in 1946 for helping a
molasses company which was in
trouble with the government.

Union Members To Vote on
Major Amendments May 10

The fate of ten major ammend-
ments to the Michigan Union Con-
stitution wil hang in the balance{
May 10.
A mass meeting of all Union
members will be held that day
to accept or reject a multitude of
constitutional changes proposed
by the Union Board of Directors.
The proposals seek, everything
from more student vice-presidents
to concrete specification of the
duties of the Board.
Mortar Board
Taps Eighteen
Eighteen junior women yester-
day wore traditional mortar-
boards as signs of their distinc-
tion as new members of Mortar
Board, national selior women's
honorary for scholarship, leader-
ship and service.
The University Mortar Board
chapter surprised them by plac-
ing the mortarboards on their
heads in an after-hours tapping
ceremony Wednesday.
Women honored were Beverly
Baron, Nancy Bylan, Joan Broom-
field, Barbara Hansen, Mary
Louise Hook, Jeanne Lange, Val-
erie Lemper, Barbara Molyneaux,
Ethel Morris, Nancy Notnagel,
Rosemary Owen, Renee Pregul-
man, LaVerne Schmitkons, Lois
Siebey, Sallie Slocum, Barbara
Smith, Marion Stelling and Joan

NINE OF the amendments have
been endorsed by the Board. The
tenth, calling for direct popular
election of the Union president
and secretary, will be introduced
by the Board without endorse-
Hot controversy is expected to
flare up over the proposal to
have the two top officers elect-
ed at large instead of appointed
by a Union "selection commit-
tee." The projected change in
the present method of selection
wil go up before the May 10
meeting at the demand of 236
student petitioners.
Plenty of discussion is also an-
ticipated on two amendments fav-
ored by the Board itself. These
proposals might in effect make it
harder for students to amend the
AT PRESENT it is necessary
for 200 Union members to request
a general meeting for constitu-
tional revision and for 400 mem-
bers to constitute a quorum at
such a meeting.
The new amendments would
require five per cent of the
members to petition for a meet-
ing and five per cent to consti-
tute a quorum.
Five per cent of the present
University male enrollment is ap-
proximately 800 students.
Other amendments call for in-
creasing the number of vice-presi-
dents from six to seven and chang-
ing the method of electing vice-
presidents "so that they will be
more representative of the stu-
dent members."

kussians Urge
Evacuation of
Demand Government
For Free Territory
LONDON,-(P)--Russia has de-
manded withdrawal of occupation
troops from strategic Trieste and
elimination of what Moscow call-
ed an "illegal Anglo-American
naval base" there, the Moscow ra-
dio said yesterday.
Further, the Soviet Union de-
manded the immediate establish-
ment of a civil regime for the
Trieste free territory and accused
the United States, Britain and
France with violating the Italian
peace treaty provisions concern-
ing the territory.
AMERICAN officials, however,
said last night that the United
States and Britain are within
their legal rghts in maintainng
troops in Trieste.
The State Department itself
had no comment pending re-
ceipt of the Soviet note which
officials here viewed as a "pro-
paganda trick" to confuse the
These officials said Russia has
provided the major obstacles to
establishment of the free terri-
tory of Trieste through its refusal
to come to agreement on a gover-
nor to run the area under a Unit-
ed Nations mandate.
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THE DEMANDS were contained
in a Soviet note broadcast by the
radio a few hours after it was
handed to the diplomats of the
three western powers in Moscow
by Deputy Foreign Minister An-
drei A. Gromyko.
Although the note made no

"MY STRONG conviction, based
on careful examination, is that
Owen Lattimore is a loyal Ameri-
can citizen and is in no way an
agent of the Communist Party nor
of the U.S.S.R.
"I have never in my experience
as an intelligence officer heard
a man so frequently referred to
as a 'Communist' with so little
basis in fact."
Gen. Thorpe was brought for-
ward as a witness by attorneys for
Lattimore after Budenz had testi-
fied for four hours before a crowd
of more than 500 spectators at a
public hearing.
* * *
BUDENZ left the stand amid a
burst of applause. He had been
called at the request of Senator
McCarthy (R-Wis), who has
charged that the state department
is infested with Reds and who has
called Lattimore, sometime d't
partment consultant, the top So-
viet spy in this country.
Budenz's testimony included:
1. An assertion that Soviet
Dictator Stalin's chief aim is
"to conquer the United States."
2. A promise to give the Sen-
ate committee, headed by Chair-
man Tydings (D-Md), a list of
federal employes "I know to be
Communists" within two weeks.
Last night, Senator McCarthy
said in a speech prepared for de-
livery before the American Society
of Newspaper Editors that because
he has challenged the Communists
he "automatically became a re-
volving S.O.B."
(As defined in an old joke, a
"revolving S.O.B." is '"n S.O.B.
any way you look at him.")
HE WENT on to assert that the
best thing that can be said about
Secretary of State Acheson "is
that he is completely incompe-
As for Gen. George C. Marshall,
who was Acheson's predecessor as
Secretary of State, McCarthy said
it was a "pathetic thing" to give
Marshall the post.
While Marshall was a great
general, McCarthy said, he was
"completely unfitted for the job"
of Secretary of State.
To Aid Faculty
At California
A plan to provide financial aid
to any University of California
faculty members who are fired'
for refusal to take a loyalty oath
has been made public by Chan-
cellor Robert M. Hutchins of the
University of Chicago.
His statement that Iowa State
College supported the plan was
refuted yesterday by Prof. Buell
Lipa, secretary of the Iowa State
chapter of the American Associa-
tion of University Professors.
"Imhave never heard of such a
move on this campus," Prof. Lips.
Hutchins had announced ear-
lier that a fund was to be es-
tablished to help professors find
new positions if they are fired.


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