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VOL. LX, No. 137

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN SUNDAY, APRIL 23, 1950

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Regents OK
Compromise
At California
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Plan Replaces
Old Loyalty Oath
By DICK HAFNERIL
Special to The Daily
DAVIS, Calif. - The University
of Californa Board of Regents
yesterday accepted by a vote of
21 to one a compromise proposal
for its anti-Communist "loyalty"
oath which was termed "A more
effective implementation of the
Regents' policy than the present
oath," but was bitterly attacked
despite a plea by President Robert
G. Sproul to welcome it.
Drawn up on the University's
agriculture campus here just nine
days before the University's "sign
the oath or quit" ultimatum dead-
line, the compromise is the product
of investigation by a special alum-
ni association committee.
IT REPLACES the special oath
by a contractual letter disavowing
Communism, along with the pro-
viso that anyone. unwilling to sign
could petition for a hearing.
At a meeting. of 700 faculty
members protesting the propo-
sal in Berkeley, a psychology
professor said that even the
political test for employment
compromise plan constituted a
and he would not sign the sub-
stituted letter. He appealed to
others not to sign.
Opponents have contended all
along that they are neither Com-
munists nor Communist sympa-
thizers and that Communism is
not the issue, but rather: Can
the Regents set up arbitrary rules
leading to dismissal?
* * *
CONDITIONS precedent to em-
ployment or renewal of employ-
ment of American citizens shall
be, as put forth by the plan:
1. Execution of constitution-
al oath of office required of pub-
lie officials of the State of Cal-
ifornia.
2. Acceptance of appointment
by a letter which shall include
the following provisions:
Acknowledgement of acceptance
of the position and salary named,
a statement that the employee is
A not a member of the Communist
Party and that the employee has
no commitments in conflict with
his responsibilities with respect to
impartial scholarship.
Reuther Fails
To Appear at
Meeting Here
Delegates Continue
Panel Discussions
1 Walter Reuther, pr$sident of the
UAW-CIO, disappointed an au-
dience of nearly 500 people yester-
day when he failed to show up for
an address before the eighth an-
nual conference of midwest poli-
tical scientists.
Reuther, who was scheduled to
be the high point on the day's
program, notified conference of-
ficials that he was forced to miss
the meeting so that he could at-
tend an unexpected bargaining
session with the Chrysler Corpor-
ation.
* * *

OTHER PLANS for the day's
activities came off without a
hitch, however, as more than 200
delegates to the conference pooled
their resources to discuss the
world's top political problems in
numerous roundtable groups.
* * *
:Political Theory.,.
Four political theorists lashed
out at the present shortcomings of
their own field and emphasized the
need for more careful scientific
approach to research and revita-
lized theory, in a panel 'on present
i day political theory.
The four, Prof. David Easton of
the University of Chicago, Prof.
Donald Smithburg of the Illinois
Institute of Technology, Prof.
b Samuel Eldersveld and Prof. David
Spitz of Ohio State University par-
ticipated in a round table discus-
sion on "Political Theory Today:
How Does It Relate to Research?"
at the Midwest Conference of Po-
litical Scientists.

SCHOLAR'S JOB:

Davis Stresses
Responsibility
By ROMA LIPSKY
Scholars should pass more of their knowledge on to the general
public, and in a form the public can understand, Elmer Davis told
members of Phi Beta Kappa last night.
Speaking at the annual PBK dinner at which 104 University
students were initiated into the national honorary association, Davis
pointed to the special responsibiltiy on scholars in a time of peril.
I * * *
UNTIL RECENTLY, not enough of them were making world con-
ditions their concern, he said.
Those who have a superior ability to discriminate between
probable truth and almost certain falsehood have a special res-
ponsibiltiy also, he said, for this
is "a quality which is badly
needed today, perhaps more so L
than at any other period in hu- SL Aimsofor
man history."
Strongly lashing out againstS
the dangers of illogical thinking oudefs madV ote
of both fascism and communism
Of 10,00

ELMER DAVIS
* * *
Davis urged his audience to "sub-
mit intellectual discipline to the
test of stubborn and undeniable
fact."
"I KNOW OF NO OTHER test
to which human thinking can be
submitted," he declared.
In the world today, many peo-
ple turn to the scholar for gui-
dance-f o r a "conscientiously
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drawn road map, with any un-
certainty about the detours scru-
pulously noted, but still the best
map he can now devise, and a
map they can read."
Interview
"The best way to fight commu-
nism is to bring it out in the
open and tear it to pieces," com-
mentator Elmer Davis said last
night in an interview preceding
his address at the Phi Beta Kappa
banquet.
The noted newscaster declared
that in a case such as the Uni-
versity's recent ban on allowing
Herbert J. Phillips to speak on
campus, "it would have been much
simpler to let Phillips talk and
have a good Michigan professor
take him apart."
" I DO NOT WANT to criticize
the administration of the Univer-
sity, but you know what you are
going to hear from any Commu-
nist and easily refute him in the
open."
* * *
DAVIS, who intermingles his
news programs with commentaries
on the news, stressed the need for
and dangers of interpretive re-
porting.
"Journalists are on a tight
rope," he said. "The danger of in-
terpreting is that you may be mis-
interpreting."

By JIM BROWN
A gigantic campaign to get out
10,000 votes in the all-campus elec-
tions Wednesday and Thursday
was formally launched by Stu-
dent Legislature's public relations
committee yesterday.
Although the committee has
been quietly conducting a "whis-
pering" campaign for more than
a month, the "10,000" promotion
was officiallybmade public for the
first time by Legislator Tom
Cramer, '51, yesterday afternoon.
"We have set a goal of 10,000
votes," Cramer said, "and with
good luck-and weather-I think
we will make it."
HUNDREDS of posters reading
simply "10,000" have been distri-
buted in University buildings and
student residences all over campus
and public relations committee
members have chalked "10,000" on
blackboards in nearly all class-
rooms, he' said.
In addition, the number 10,-
000 'has been 'stamped on nap-
kins and placemats in dormitor-
ies, fraternities and sororities,
League houses and local res-
taurants, and more than 2,000
brochures containing informa-
tion on each candidate have
been distributed around campus.
To encourage further a 10,000
vote-nearly 3,000 more than all
previous records-the SL citizen-
ship committee is planning to dou-
ble the number of voting booths
this semester.
A staff of more than 300 stu-
dents, drawn largely from cam-
pus honor societies, has been re-
cruited to man the voting booths
under the direction of Legislator
Jim Storrie, '50.
The polls will open at 8 a.m.
Wednesday morning and close at
5 p.m., reopening for the same
period on Thursday.
Cooley Lectures
Begin Tomorrow
The fourth in the series of
Thomas M. Cooley Lectures on the
subject "Administrative Discre-
tion and Its Controls" will begin
tomorrow at 4:15 p.m. in Rm. 150
Hutchins Hall.
The lecturer for this year will
be Dean E. Blythe Stason of the
law school. Stason will continue
alternating the lectureship be-
tween members of the University
law school and legal authorities
from other law schools.

U.S. Checks
Rafts From
BalticSea
Possible Bullet
Holes Discovered
STOCKHOLM, Sweden-(P)-
American naval officers are ex-
amining two rafts, picked up
last Sunday anc. Thursday to see
if they belonged to a U. S. navy
privateer patrol bomber plane
missing over the Baltic since Ap-
ril 8.
A Swedish state police officer at
Visby, on Gotland Island, was
quoted as havinghsaid the second
raft appeared to have been hit by
bullets.
THE U.S. GOVERNMENT has
accused Russian fighter planes of
shooting down the unarmed priva-
teer, with a crew of ten, and has
demanded damages from the U.S.
S.R. The Soviet Government re-
jected the American note, claim-
ing Russian craft had fired on a
U.S. B-29 superfortress which had
flown across the Russian border
in Latvia.
In addition to a large hole in
the middle of the raft, appa-
rently caused by fire, the police-
man said he had noted several
other holes of a type which
caused him to remark the raft
"appeared to have been hit by
bullets."
In rejecting American demands
for compensation for the plane
and its crew of 10, the Russians
said. their fighters encountered a
B-29, not a privateer, and chased
it out of Soviet territory after an
exchange of fire.
The U.S. replied that the pri-
vateer was the only American
plane in the Baltic area that day,
and that none of its B-29s is miss-
ing. The privateer, like the B-29,
has four engines, but is much
smaller.
World News
Roundup
By The Associated Press
TAIPEI, Formosa - Communi-
cations ceased abruptly during
the night with Hoihow, suggesting
thatcapital of Hainan Island may
have fallen.
Official reports had said that
the Communists, w h o stormed
ashore Monday from the nearby
mainland, had fought into Hoi-
how's outskirts.
* * *
TOKYO - Wreckage of a
missing army C-54 transport
plane was found yesterday scat-
tered over the south slope of
nearby Hirugatake Mountain.
There was no sign of life among
the 35 Americans aboard.
* * *
DETROIT - Chrysler and Uni-
ted Auto Worker negotiators went
back into a showdown peace ses-
sion yesterday, faced with still
another stalemate in their 88-day-
old strike.
WASHINGTON - Secretary
of State Dean Acheson said last
night in a national broadcast
that the United States is Rus-
sia's chief target in a drive for
"dominion over the entire
world."
*P * *
PRAGUE - Czechoslovakia sen-

tenced two of her nationals to thej
gallows yesterday on charges of
high treason and spying for the
United States.

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-Daily-Barney Laschever
FUN FOR ALL-Fast-moving mechanical rides outside Yost Field House provide thrills for the
crowds that took part in two days of Michigras festivities. The spinning ferris wheel, merry-go-round
and tilt-a-whirl were chief attractions at a special youngsters matinee yesterday afternoon when
game booths and-girlie shows were kept closed.

Labor Dispute M ay Caus

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TOO IMPORTANT FOR POLITICS:
Pillsbury Says U.S. Needs
Special Food Com n ission
"Food is too important to too many people-and to world peace-
to .be in politics anY.longer," Philip W. Pillsbury asserted yesterday,=
at a simulated stockholders meeting of a Minneapolis milling company,
a feature of the Twentieth Alumni Conference of the School of
Business Administration.
More than 250 alumni and students were "stockholders" at the
meeting in which Pillsbury, assisted by J. I. Beatty, a vice-president,
gave an annual report to thet * * *

stockholders and answered their
questions.
THE UNITED STATES needs a
bi-partisan food commission simi-
lar to the Hoover Commission to
study the food problem immediate-
ly, Pillsbury claimed in answering
a "stockholder's" question.
"Politicians are using food is-
sues as vote-getting bait and
surplus upon surplus pile up
while half the world is going
hungry," he declared.
"Governmental interference in-
to the free market makes hedging
marketing difficult," Pillsbury
pointed out in 'answering another
"stockholder's" question.
"Because of this, there is more
risk in capital investments," he
concluded.
"The stockholders meeting had
a dual purpose," Pillsbury remark-
ed, "it gave those who attended a
sample of an actual stockholder's1
meeting, and gave us an oppor-
tunity to get suggestions from the
alumni and students of the School
of Business Administration."

Cooky Speaks
On Purposes,
Of FrearBill
"If investors are to supply the
necessary funds to finance the
high level of business activity in
our country today, they must have
confidence in the securities of-
fered or at least in their appraisal
of the risks involved," Commis-
sioner Donald. C. Cook of the Se-
curities and Exchange Commis-
sion said yesterday.
Speaking at the twentieth Alum-
ni Conference of the School of
Business Administration, Cook
advocated passage of the Frear
Bill as a means of keeping stock-
holders more informed on the sta-
tus of companies in which they
hold investments.
The proposed bill would require
periodic financial statemehts to
be filed with the Commission
which would be open to public
inspection, full disclosure in con-
nection with solicitation of prox-
ies, and whenever insiders trade
in their own company's securities.

Michigras
Packed for
Secontda
Total Michigras attendance
soared to- an estimated; 19,000 -last
night as another capacity crowd
jammed Yost Field House.
Although complete figures. will
not be known until later, it seemed
certain that the thousands partici-
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pating in the gala festivities
smashed all previous records.
S*4 *
NO INFORMATION was avail-
able on money taken in, but a
full report will be made next week,
according to financial chairman
Herald Hughes, '50.
General co-ehairmuen Jan Oli-
vier, '50, and Bill Peterson, '50
BAd, expressed "sincere thanks"
for the enthusiastic support
shown by patronsuand partici-
pating groups alike.
"The exceptional cooperation
and effort put forth by everyone
has made this a record-breaking
Michigras," they said.
AS THE TWO-DAY spectacle
drew to a close, booth co-chairman
Hal Sperlich, '5lE, asked that all
booths be cleared from the field
house by noon today.
One minor accident occurred
last night when Bill Norris, '52E,
was slightly injured by a pop bot-
tle dropped from the balcony. And
Michigan Union staffi en bemoan-
ed the theft of a large emblem
from their float in the Comic Ca-
pers parade.

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Indiana Rift'J
Endangers
43 States
Sudden Threat
Blocks Peace
NEW YORK - (A) - An isolate
ed dispute in the midwest threat-
ened yesterday to spark a coast-
to-coast tie-up of telephone in-
stallation services tomorrow.
The threat came from Ernest
Weaver, President of Division 6,
CIO Comunication Workers of
America, representing 10,000 in
stallation workers in 43 states and
the District of Columbia.
* a
HE SAID the strike would be
called unless Western Electric Co.
manufacturing and installation
unit of the American Telephon
and Telegraph Co., adjusted a dis .
pute in Indiana.
If it comes, the strike would
be two days before the end of a
60-day truce obtained by Presi
dent Truman in an overall wage
fight between various CWA di-
visions and A.T. & T., parent
company of the nationwide Bell
system.
Because of the truce, Weaver
said his union would not do any
picketing before Wednesday, thus
precluding the likelihood that te
rest of the CWA's 200,000 members
would be kept off their jobs to,
morrow.
THE SUDDEN strike threat,
temporarily overshadowing overall
telephone contract negotiations,
stemmed from a relatively minor
disagreement at Souti Bend,, md4
There, 104 telephone 'installa-
tion workers struck on March 27
when a crew according to te
union, was denied pay after
refused to walk more than half
a mile through a muddy field to'
work on a television tower.
Sympathy walkouts flared Fri-
day at scattered points across the
country.
s s
WEAVERSAID that if talks to-
day with Western Electric repre-
sentatives are "any real indication
of the company's attitude, you can
bet your bottom dollar that we
will walk out Monday."
And,ahe added, "we will stay out
until we win reasonable conces-
sions or until hell itself freeget
over."
He said his union considered the
Indiana dispute "part of our over-
all struggle" with the compa
which he accused of "outrigh
welching" and of thinking it e
"just too damned good to deal'
with his union.
Heart Attack
Proves Fatal
To Schorling
Prof. Raleigh Schorling, head 0o
the mathematics department o
TJniversity High School, died sud
denly yesterday after a heart at.
tack.
He was 62 years old.
* * *
A NATIONALLY KNOWN edu-
cator, he had been a member o
the University faculty since 192

when he organized and becamt
principal of University Higi
School, a position he held for fou
years.
For more than 27 years he
directed the teacher training
program and the mathematics
curriculum in the school.
Prof. Schorling had been in the
teaching field since 1904. Before
coming to the University, he serv
ed as principal of two high schools
IN ADDITION to his Universit;
work he was active in state an
national educational affairs, serv
ing on 17 investigative and stud,
committees of educational organs
zations.
He was past president of the

SHAMIAN SATIRE TO SHAKESPEARE:
Ann Arbor Drama Season to Feature Stage,_Screen Stars

By DAVID WEAVER
Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Basil
Rathbone, Vera Zorina, Joan Mor-
gan and a galaxy of other stars
will appear on the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn stage during the Ann Arbor
Drama Season, May 15 through
June 17.
Opening the season will be Wil-
liam Shakespeare's "The Tem,-
pest" in which Vera Zorina will
star as Ariel and Arnold Moss as

The fast-moving comedy will
star John 'Alexander and Joan
Morgan. Both starred in the
Broadway production of "Born
Yesterday."
Basil Rathbone will star in Ter-
* * *

ence Rattigan's "The Winslow
Boy" which deals with the terrible
injustice done to a small boy and
the problems and method of his
vindication. The play which will
be a return appearance for Rath-
bone who was in last season's "The
* * *

Heiress," will open on May 30 and
play through June 3.
THE NEW music-drama, "The
Barrier," libretto by Langston
Hughes and music by'Jan Meyero-
witz, will be the fourth proluc-
tion of the season. Performing the
* * *

difficult leaping role of a negro
housekeeper whose son is half
black, half white, will be Muriel
Rahn who sang the title role of
"Carmen Jones" on Broadway.
Based on Hughes' drama, "The
Mulatto," which had a long New
* * *

York run, "The Barrier" will play{
June 5 through June 10.'
George Bernard Shaw's satire
"Getting Married," starring Sir
Cedric Hardwicke will be the
final production of the season
on June 12-17. Shaw's humorous
touch appears in such scenes as
the pair of young people who,
rebel against the marriage laws
when the wedding guests are
already assembled in the church.
Hardwicke, at home both on

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