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VOL. LX, No. 148

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN SUNDAY, MAY 7, 1950

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Envoys Plan
To Combat
Red Threats
Acheson Flies To
Paris Meetings
PARIS - (P) - A three-wall
defense against Communist en-
croachments is to be stiffened by
Western foreign .ministers in a
series of meetings beginning here
today.
U.S. Secretary of State Acheson
is flying from Washington to at-
tend the meetings, which will be
shifted laterin the week to Lon-
don.

Wind, Flood Plague'
Canada, Midwest
By The Associated Press
Winnepeg gave up its struggle against the raging Red River last
night as billions of tons of flood water surged through broken dikes
into, the city's streets.
Flood waters swept over hundreds of blocks of the big grain center
and threatened to force evacuation of the city's entire 300,000 popu-
lation.
DURING THE DAY the flood claimed its first life in greater
Winnipeg.
It was the second fatality in three weeks of severe floods
sweeping the Red River valley. Thousands were evacuated from
homes along the swift-running
river and hotels turned their
diningrooms into dormitories
Servicemen for refugees.

A
last
this

WELL-INFORMED source
night outlined the program
way:

.1 1-Aid will be shaped for
France in theIndo-china war.
2-The North Atlantic treaty
group will act for the first time
on reports of its defense and
other sub-committees.
3-The Western Powers will re-
view what new steps can be taken
to keep Germany headed west, in-
stead of veering east
* * *
THE INFORMANT suggested,
however, dramatic decisions
should not be expected from the
conferences, saying:
"Keep in mind that meetings
of the Western foreign ministers
have been held about every three
or four months for some time.
They meet when there is enough
to justify a meeting."
At the same time Acheson said
the Western Powers recognize that
Russia has hardened her attitude
on all fronts and counter-harden-
ing is expectable.
What he hopes for and trusts
to get out of the diplomatic con-
ferences, he said, is " a new
sense of community in the North
Atlantic area."
He declared that he was en-
couraged in his approach to the
meetings by the by-partisan co-
operation he has received from
Republican and Democratic lead-
ers of Congress alike.
* * *
AS ACHESON LEFT Washing-
ton, French Communists called
for a "peace demonstration" dur-
ing his two-day visit to Paris.
Foreign Minister Robert
Schuman is expected to tell
Acheson that France needs
prompt and plentiful supplies
of guns to win the four-year
old war against the guerrillas of
Ho Chi Minh.
If the aid is not sent quickly,
French diplomats say, there is a
danger that Russian-supported
southeast Asian Communist fight-
ers may sweep through all of Indo-
china and imperil both Thailand
(Siam) and Burma.
Acheson is to confer in Paris
also with his top advisors on Ger-
many. But the Acheson-Schuman
talks are expected to stick close
to the worsening situation in
southeast Asia.
House Votes
Five Billion
Dollars to VA
W A S H I N G T O N,-(P)-The
House yesterday tentatively ap-
proved a $5,801,782,795 budget for
the Veterans' Administration for
the fiscal year starting next July
That was the amount recoh-
mended for the VA by the House.
Appropriations Committee in a
$29,000,000,000 " n e-p a c k a g e"
budget bill which the House has
been debating since before Easter.
It compares with $6,007,615,000 re-
quested by President Truman and
$6,330,519,000 given the VA for
the present year.
ONLY ONE attempt was made
to change the veterans' allotment.
Rep. Allen (D-La), tried to add

G uaran teed
EqualLaws
WASHINGTON--(P)-President
Truman yesterday signed a bill
designed to give soldiers, sailors
and airmen equal treatment be-
fore the law.
He hailed it as "an outstanding
example of unification of the
armed forces."
SECRETARY of Defense John-
son said in a statement that the
code affords "a number of very
desirable protections for the ac-
cused without interfering with mil-
itary functions."
Johnson said the code will
not become effective until May
31, 1951, in order to give all
branches of the military service
a chance to study its procedures.
The code, which the Presidents'
statement described as a move to
advance "the democratic ideal of
equality before the law," contains
these provisions:
1, Commanding officers are spe-
cifically prohibited from criticiz-
ing a court martial for its judicial
actions.
2, Prosecutors and defense coun-
sel in general courts martial--
which try capital crimes-must be
qualified lawyers.
3. Any sentence involving a dis-
charge or dismissal, or a prison
term of more than one year, auto-
maticaly goes before a board of
review in the service of which the
accused is a member.
4. Cases involving the death
penalty or dismissal are further
reviewed by the three-man civi-
lian court.
5. No death sentence-and no
lesser penalty against any general
or officer of equal rank-can go
into effect without presidential
approval.
Senators Set
For Filibuster
WASHINGTON-UP)-Southern-
ers limbering up for a marathon
filibuster said yesterday they would
wage "all-out war" against the
Administration's FEPC bill in the
Senate next week.
Sen. Johnston (D-S.C.), a lead-
er of the Dixie group, served no-
tice of a showdown battle in a
communique for his colleagues,
saying:
"We are thoroughly convinced
that the passage of this mon-
strosity will mean a 'Pearl Harbor
for the south'."

Street car, bus service and tele-
phone communications were dis-
rupted in sections, one bridge was
knocked out and another was
opened to traffic only intermit-
tently.
MEANWHILE a vicious spring
storm roared off into eastern Can-
ada, leaving a trail of multi-mil-
lion dollar damage, at least eleven
persons dead and scores injured in
the central United States.'
The winds, which reached
hurricane force in some places,
battered a nine-state area Fri-
day and early yesterday.
Three persons were killed in
both Iowa and Wisconsin, two in
Illinois andaone each in Nebraska,
Texas, and Ohio.
A WANDERING storm, carried
by gale winds up to 80 miles an
hour in the northwestern part of
Ontario, caused power interrup-
tions in several widely-separated
areas early yesterday.
Stump Tour
Lengthened
By Truman
WASHINGTON-(P)--President
Truman added a ninth major ad-
dress today to a 16-state stump-
ing tour which he will start today
on behalf of Democratic candi-I
dates for Congress.
A schedule already so tight that
it promised to keep the President
busy day and night was expanded;
at the last minute yesterday to in-

Auto Strike.
Pact Okayed
By Workers
Overwhelming
Approval Voted
DETROIT - (A) - CIO United
Auto Worker members gave over-
whelming approval today to the
strike settlement their union lead-
ers reached with Chrysler Corp.
Completed votes in 27 UAW
Chrysler locals across the country
showed majorities ranging from
94 to 89 percent.
THE CORPORATION, informed
of the ratification, planned to get
its plants in operation Monday.
Some 89,000 production workers
will be recalled then.
The contract, ending a 100-
day strike, was signed by com-
pany and union representatives
Thursday morning. It provides
$100-a-month pensions, includ-
ing social security, and other
benefits.
Maintenance workers and ma-
chine repairmen put key Chrysler
plants in shape today to permit
resumption of production Monday.
* * *
UAW SECRETARY - treasurer
Emil Mazey announced the inter-
national union had spent more
than $3,000,000 to help Chrys-
ler strikers. He estimated an addi-
tional $1,000,000 would be spent
in strike assistance before Chrysler
workers get their first pay checks.
Reporting results of ratifica-
tion elections, Norman Mat-
thews, UAW Chrysler depart-
ment director, early returns in-
dicated overwhelming approval.
The union reported that income
from its emergency strike assess-
ment as of May 4 was $3,161,124.-
54. The union's working members
were assessed $1 a week for 12
weeks to help finance the strike.
Gales assist
Forest Fires
In Michigan
EAST TAWAS-(IP)-Fanned by
In'iiqn 27 separate forest

-Daily-Ed Kozma
FESTIVAL FANS-Lusty spring breezes whip Ann Arbor music lovers, forcing them to clutch
their hats as they entered Hill Auditorium yesterday afternoon for the third in the series of 1950
May Festival Concerts. The four-day bonanza of classical music will end tonight when Marian An-
derson is heard with the Philadelphia Orchestra.

* * *

* *

Remington
Denies Red
Membership
WSHINGON,-(A) - William
W. Remington disputed point-by-
point yesterday testimony of two
admitted former Communists who
said the Commerce Department
economist was a party member in
1936-37.
Remington's attorney, Joseph L.
Rauh, Jr., did most of the talking
at a hurriedly called news confer-
ence. Remington nodded assent
to what Rauh said.
* * *
IN ADDITION to pointing to
what he called "many discrepan-
cies" in the testimony of Kenneth
McConnell and Howard Allen
Bridgeman, Rauh accused Chair-
man Wood (D-Ga) of the House
Un-American Activities Commit-
tee of:
1. Prejudging the Remington
case.
2. Trying to trap him into si-
lence on what McConnell and
Bridgman told the Committee in
executive session. (Only part of
their testimony has been made
public).
Meanwhile the Un-American
Activities Committee was hearing
Elizabeth Bentley behind closed
doors in connection with its cur-
rent investigation into Reming-
ton's loyalty.
Tickets Available
For GameFlight
Tickets for the airplane trip to
New=York for the Army-Michigan
football game Oct. 14 are going
fast, according to John Zabriskie,
publicity chairman of the Wolver-
ine Club.
Sales will reopen May 29 and
again in the fall. Zabriskie sug-
gested that students planning to
make reservations early next se-
mester purchase their Army game
tickets before vacation begins.

Milstein, Anderson End
1950 May Festival Today

Climaxing the 1950 May Festi-!
val, Violinst Nathan Milsteineand
contralto Marian Anderson will
appear in the last two concerts to-
day at Hill Auditorium.
The Choral Union will share
honors with Nathan Milstein at
the 30 p.m- concert. Led by
Thor s hnson and assisted by the
Philadelphia Orchestra the group
will sing "Shicksalslied" (Song of
Destiny) and "The Cycle," Sym-
phony No. 4 by Peter Mennin.
* * *
MILSTEIN, noted as the great-
est of today's younger generation
violinists will play the Brahms
New Russian
Policy Hinted
In Germany
BERLIN, --()-Berlin buzzed
with reports tonight that the Rus-
sians are preparing some drama-
tic new step in their German poli-
cy.
These reports, none confirmed,
hinted the Kremlin might be aim-
ing to beat the Western powers
to the punch on some such action
as easing occupational controls,
a move which would be popular
with the Germans.
* * *
OTHER SPECULATION was
that Moscow might move to tie
Soviet-controlled East Germany
into its ring of Cominform satel-
lites in anticipation of West Ger-
many's going into the Western
European Council; reduce occu-
pation forces or write a separate
peace treaty for East Germany.
The outraged German reac-
tion to the Russian announce-
ment this week that the repa-
triation of German prisoners of
war is ended suggested the
Kremlin has a propaganda prob-
lem on his hands.,

I

elude the additional address-this h nignu" G""
one at Cheyenne, Wyo., May 9. fires burned yesterday in the nor-
* * * ther half of Michigan's lower
THE PRESIDENT'S 12-car spe- peninsula.
cial train will carry him 6,400 By 7 p-m., all but one were un-
miles through predominantly Re- der control, the State Conserva-
publican territory, as far as Grand tion Department reported.
Coulee Dam in Washington State, * * *

where an address is scheduled fori
May 11.
Of the nine important speech-
es, the hardest-hitting is ex-
pected to come at Chicago on
May 15, where the President will
stop on the way home to deliver
a full-scale political address at
a big party rally.
Republicans are prepared to
fight back vigorously. They con-
tend that the defeat of Sen. Pep-
per by Rep. Smathers in the Flor-
ida Democratic primary can be
traced to Pepper's espousal of the
"Fair Deal" and to general dis-
satisfaction with the way the
country is being run.

FAST ACTION by fire fighters
kept the total fire-swept area
down to 540 acres, an excellent re-
cord in view of stif gales.
A fire eight miles south east
of Standish in Arenac county
was the only one still raging un-
controlled.
Twenty-five acres burned in
Missaukee county southwest of
Houghton lake. In Clare county,
seven small blazes destroyed 74
acres.
Sparks from a broken power
line fired leaves and grass and
started a fire that burned over
80 acres near the Iosco-Arenac
county line 10 miles south of East
Tawas.

Violin Concerto augmented by the
cadenzahe composed for the work.
Acclaimed the "priestess of3
song" Ann Arbor favorite Mar-
ian Anderson wil make her sec-
ond appearance here in two
years at 8:30 p.m.
Miss Anderson will sing the
Mahler "Kindertotenlieder," Two
Hispanic Pieces by McDonald and
Liszt's "Jeanne d'arc au Bucher."
The program will also include the
Philadelphia Orchestra directed;
by Eugene Ormandy playing Pro-
kofieff's "Classical Symphony",
and the symphonic poem "Pines of
Rome". by Respighi.
* * *
CLIMAXING a season of 26
concerts this year, Miss Anderson
has appeared in more than 740
concerts before some 4nillionlis-
teners in nearly 300 cities. Among
the many citations and honors
from countries all over the world,
she has received three honorary
Doctorates of music, has for six!
consecutive years been recognized:
as radio's foremost woman singer,
and is represented in a mural in
the Department of Interior in
Washington commemorating her
Easter Sunday concert in 1939
before 75,000 at the Lincoln Mem-
orial.
World News
Roundup
By The Associated Press
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.-Calm
and beautiful as a fairy princess,
Elizabeth Taylor recited wedding
vows with hotel heir Conrad Hil-
ton Jr. yesterday.
The couple is to leave soon on
a European honeymoon but they
"left for a short trip first. Asked
if he would say where they were
heading last night, Hilton replied:
"It's not too far away."
* * *
FRANKFURT, Germany - A
west German newspaper pro-
posed yesterday that Trygve Lie,
Secretary-General of the United
Nations, ask Prime Minister Sta-
lin what has become of Ger-
many's missing war prisoners.
Lie is scheduled to confer with
Russian leaders in Moscow next
week.
* * *
AMARILLO, Tex. - Panhan-
dle voters today elected Texas'
first Republican congressman in
24 years - Ben H. Guill of Pam-
pa.
Returns from all of the 28
counties in the 18th congres-
sional district, with 70 per cent
complete, gave Guill nearly
2,000 votes more than his near-
est opponent, a woman who
left a government job in Wash-
ington to run.

Presidential
Action Called
'Dishonest'
President Says
Evidence Lacking
WASHINGTON - (P) - Sena-
tor McCarthy last night accused
the Truman administration of
"deceit and dishonesty" in deal-
ing with his charges of Commu-
nists in government, and was ac-
cused in turn of failing to offer
"any evidence whatsoever" about
wholesale disloyalty.
McCarthy, speaking before a
convention of the Midwest Coun-
cil of Young Republicans at Chi-
cago, assailed President Truman's
action in making available to the
investigators State Department
loyalty files on 81 cases cited by
the Wisconsin Republican. He said
these files were inadequate and
"phony.'
But Senator Myers of Penn-
sylvania, deputy democratic
leader in the Senate, said in a
speech at Honesdale, Pa., that
McCarthy had failed to cone
through with anything but
"new charges" when investiga-
tors tried to pin down his alle-
gations about State Department
employes.
Myers, who did not mention Mc-
Carthy by name, declared that the
government's employees "have'
been given a clean bill of health
after thorough investigation" dur-
ing the government's four-year
loyalty program which works
"hand in glove" with the FBI.
* * *
AS FOR THE loyalty files re-
leased to the investigators, the
Pennsylvania Democrat said that
the committee is studying them
since it has "no evidence from
those who have brought the
charges."
Meanwhile contempt citations
for Earl Browder and Frederick
Vanderbilt Field were laid be-
fore the investigators today with
a recommendation that they
take action aginst the pair.
The group will consider Monday
whether to vote to cite the two
men who defied a Senate foreign
relations subcommittee by refus-
ing to answer a number of ques-
tions.
* * *
EDWARD P. MORGAN, attor-
ney for the five-man panel study--
ing Senator McCarthy's charges,
proposed that the whole Foreign
Relations Committee act against
the two witnesses. Full Senate
approval also would be required to
send the cases to the District At-
torney for court action.
During his Chicago speech
McCarthy asserted that to do a
real job of investigating, "all of
the files must be broken open,"
and he mentioned the files of
the FBI, Civil Service Commis-
sion, Central Intelligence Agen-
cy, Army Intelligence, Navy In-
telligence and the Secret Ser-
vice.
He demanded "honest action"
and declared again: "There are
Communists on our Federal pay-
roll."
HE BITTERLY attacked Secre-
tary of State Acheson, again say-
ing "the days of dilettante diplo-
macy are running out on Mr.
Acheson and his fancy comrades
of the Kremlin."
McCarthy noted that Acheson

had refused to turn his back on
Alger Hiss, who was convicted of
perjuring himself in denying he
gave papers to a Russian spy.
AS FOR THE loyalty investiga-
tion, President Truman three days
ago reversed his earlier refusal
to release government loyalty
files on the 81 cases McCarthy
cited in a Senate speech last Feb.
20.
The approval does not apply
to FBI files-which McCarthy
has contendedall along are re-
quired to prove his charges-
However, Senator Tydings (D-
Md), the committee chairman,
said there would be FBI mater-
ial in some of the State De-

IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE IT NOW:
World Observes Fifth Anniversary of V-E Day

By DAVIS CRIPPEN
Five years ago tomorrow the
fighting between Germany and
the Allies stopped officially, the
European part of man's most de-
structive war was ended.
Probably as on the other May
8's since 1945, a few statements
will be released, a speech or two
delivered, but probably, as before,
the occasion will be observed most
in the memories of people all over
the world, remembering briefly

Another, a former German in-
fantryman, said: "It's rather hard
to imagine it now, here in Ann
Arbor."
* * *
BUT THOUGH it's hard, they'll
all probably stop and think, and
finally remember:
Roy Albert, '51 A & D, will
remember a road between Stet-
tin and Wittenberg in central
Germany. When he heard the
news of surrender, he had been

member the lights being turned
on in Bournemouth, England
for the first time in over five
years.
* * *
HER HUSBAND Charles will
remember a chateau near Paris
with a wine cellar. Rudulph, who
plans to start work in political
science in the Graduate School
next fall, was that far on a trip
back to the front.
But the men in the chateau

ning in Rouen. In the Engineering
Corps, he was working in a gaso-
line 'refinery in the French city.
Therefore he and his co-workers
didn't have any rifles to shoot.
In fact, they couldn't even go
out. The anti-aircraft gunners
on the ships moored off the
city in the Seine had gotten
tanked up and were shooting
all their guns. The continually
falling shrapnel kept every-
one inside.

Rhenish village of Buederich.
Stumpf, now here studying on
another Press club fellowship was
in the prison at the time with
about 125,000 other German pri-
soners.
The only way the prisoners
knew the war was ended was
when the guards started shoot-
ing and celebrating.
BUT there was no celebrating for
them. Stumpf isn't sure but the

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