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UNION PROPOSALS

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VOL. LX, No. 152 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1950
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West Nations To Chelsea Land

Senate Kills Tv
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Truman

U.S. May Help
Allies with Atom
LONDON- (P) - The Foreign
Ministers of France, Britain and
the United States opened a new
discussion yesterday of means to
strengthen the west against Sov-
iet Russia in the Orient and Eur-
ope.
"It is recognized that in the
present world situation the pre-
servation of peace requires renew-
ed efforts of cooperation on all
fields," a communique said, "par-
ticularly in the building up of an
effective defense through the
' North Atlantic Treaty and the
strengthening of the economic
foundation of the western powers
to support these efforts."
MEANWHILE U.S. military of-
ficials meeting in Washington
considered a proposal to confront
Russia with revolutionary new
atomic defenses in Western Eur-
ope.
The core of the idea is to
,. place atomic weapons within
easy reach of this country's
European allies, subject to some
sort of U.S. or allied control,
before Russia gets a substantial
stockpile of atom bombs.
Coupled with this idea is a new
concept of military force, in which
fast jet planes equipped to car-
ry small atomic bombs would be
relied upon to replace many con-
ventional ground divisions.
BEFORE atomic weapons could
be made available to European
members of the Atlantic Pact,
Congress would have to amend the
Atomic Energy Act.
Initial Congressional reaction
to the idea of sharing atomic
weapons with European allies
.indicates that it will have tough
sledding if it reaches Capitol .
Hill.
Without exception, members of
the [ouse Foreign Affairs Com-.,
mittee who discussed the idea with
reporters yesterday expressed op-
position.
AT THE LONDON meeting it
was learned that the three minis-
ters were in considerable agree-
ment on measures to be taken in
the hot guerrilla wars in Indo-
china and Malaya and in the cold
war in Europe.,
Neither the German situation
nor the French proposal for
pooling Europe's coal and steel
production came up in the
opening session. These subjects
are considered to be major top-
ics of the conference.
One of the problems discussed
was a tangle between economic
and defense chiefs
IFC, Panhel
InstallOfficers
Triangle Pledges Win
Scholarship Award
On the theme of closer coopera-
tion between the Interfraternity
Council and the Panhellenic Asso-
ciation, the newly elected presi-
dents of the two groups were of-
ficially installed at last night's
combined House Presidents' din-
ner.
Betty Jo Faulk, Kappa Kappa
Gamma, and Jake Jacobson, Alpha
Sigma Phi, handed their gavels
to the incoming presidents, Jane
Topper, Delta Gamma, and Bob
Vogt, Sigma Phi.
PART OF THE current observ-

ance of Fraternity Week, the din-
ner also featured speeches by
Deans Mary C. Bromage, Erich A.
Walter, and Joseph A. Bursley.
The Sigma Chi Pledge Schol-
arship Award was presented to
Triangle whose pledge class top-
ped 37 others with a grade aver-
age of 2,81.
Gold service keys were awarded
the outgoing IFC officers and sil-
ver keys were presented to those
affiliates who had "contributed
greatly" to IFC activities.
Fast Transfer Of
Hosmtal Reanuested

Reports that the Chrysler Corporation has bought a 4,000 acre
site at Chelsea, 14 miles west of Ann Arbor, may clear up the mystery
surrounding the large land purchases in that area.
Although the company refused to comment on the report, a
spokesman for Chrysler did admit that the purchase had been rumored
in automotive and real estate circles. It was hinted the land would
be used as a proving ground.
* * * *
THE PURCHASE of the acreage has been going on for the past
several months. The negotiations have been carried on by George J.
Burke, Sr., Ann Arbor attorney and

Proposals

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MRS. VIRGINIA A. WILCOX
* * *
Sheriff Says
Coed Victim
Of Suicide
Sheriff's department officers in-
vestigating the death of a married
University student by gunshot
Wednesday night are nearly con-
vinced that it was suicide, Under-
sheriff George Randel said last
night.
Mrs. Virginia A. Wilcox, '50, was
found dead at about 9:30 p.m.,
Wednesday by her husband, Wil-
liam A. Wilcox, '51E, when he re-
turned from Ann Arbor to their
apartment in a farm house four
miles from Saline.
* *
AUTHORITIES theorize that
Mrs. Wilcox killed herself with her
husband's 45 cal. service revolver
sometime between 7 and 7:30 p.m.
but themotivesare as yet unde-
termined. There was no sign of a
strugglein the basement apart-
ment at 6725 Warner Road. The
gun was found nearby the body.
Her husband was released af-
ter questioning by sheriff's of-
ficers.gHe was not able to give
any reason for her action, but
said that there was nothing of
value in the apartment, dis-
counting a murder-robbery mo-
tive. .
A member of Zeta Tau Alpha
sorority, Mrs. Wilcox had told sor-
ority sisters earlier in the week
that she hoped to move into Ann
Arbor and get a job. They said
that she had not seemed depressed
at the time.
WILCOX SAIW that he had left
the house at 6:50 p.m. for a meet-
ing of Acacia fraternity, of which
he is a member. He noticed no
despondency, he said.
About 7:30 p.m., Mrs. Jacob
Lutz, who lives directly above
the Wilcoxes, said she heard a.
loud bang, as if something had
been dropped, but she did not
investigate.
When Wilcox returned about
9:30 he discovered the body. No
note was found anywhere in the
apartment, officers said.
The gun has been taken to Lan-
sing for laboratory examination
according to Under-sheriff Randel.
The Coronor's report has notbeen
issued yet, but Randel saidthat
the suicide conclusion seems most

John H. Hanna, a Detroit real
estate agent.
It has been reported that
Hanna has spent $750,000 in ac-
quiring the farm land. He has
moved 25 families from the area
and razed 18 houses and barns.
Although $100 an acre had been
considered an average price for
such farm land in that area, Han-
na was reported to have paid $600
an acre to acquire a title to 130
acres from one farmer.
* * *
BOTH HANNA and Burke have
refused to reveal the purpose for
acquiring the property.
At the present Chrysler has no
extensive proving ground in the
area.
Guesses as to possible uses for
the 4,000 acre area have ranged
from an atomic research project
to an auto speedway, similar to
Indianapolis speedway.
* * *,
BURKE HAS described the per-
sons interested in the project as
"splendid individuals who have a
definite sense of their responsibili-
ties to the community."
He called the project "in no
sense injurious to the area, but
it would be beneficial to property
in the surrounding area and resi-
dents of the entire, community.
Civil Rights
Bill Defended
By President
ABOARD TRUMAN TRAIN-(R')
-President Truman took on two
weighty adversaries yesterday-
the Senate's filibustering critics of
his Civil Rights proposals and for-
mer president Herbert Hoover.
The touring President turned
from a dedication of Grand Cou-
lee Dam to voice an appeal to
Congress to pass a pending Fair
Employment Practices Commis-
sion (FEPC) Bill.
* * *
THE APPEAL was made in an
address prepared for an audience
at Gonzaga University in Spokane,
Wash.
Truman softened his call for
enactment of the Civil Rights
Bill with a claim-obviously di-
rected at long-talking southern
Democrats-that "we can ad-
vance the common welfare with-
out harming the dissenting mi-
nority."
Earlier, at the dedication of a
new generator unit for the dam
project, Truman fired back at
critics - including Hoover - who
described his "Fair Deal" program
as heading down "the last mile"'
toward socialism.
* * *
THE PRESIDENT didn't men-
tion Hoover by name, but not
many of the crowd who listened
to his dedication speech had any
doubt he was referring to a state-
ment by the former president.
The President brought up the
Civil Rights issue for the first
time on this 6,000 mile report-
to-the-people trip into the West
as Senate action on the FEPC
Bill remained stymied.
The measure before the Senate
would set up an FEPC with power
to enforce its orders against job
discrimination

Unrest, Mass
Layoffs Mark
Rail Strike
Hopes Wane for
Early Settlement
CHICAGO-(P)-Scattered vio-
lence and mass layoffs marked
the second day of the nation's
biggest rail strike in four years.
Unemployment pyramided
swiftly on the railroads and in the
coal mines and many industrial
concerns reported they would be
hit in a matter of days.
* * *
WITH no peace moves in sight,
the strike of 18,000 firemen on
four key rail lines began a crush-
ing squeeze on the nation's em-
ployment and industry.
The four struck lines ordered
layoffs that will leave nearly
150,000 railroad workers idle by
today.
The New York Central said 25,-
000 of its workers already are idle
and that 15,000 more non-operat-
ing employes will be laid off by
today or Monday.
* * *
HOWEVER-a New York Cen-
tral spokesman said emergency
operations are "fairly smooth"
between New York, Chicago and
Boston.
Between Chicago and Detroit,
he added, some engineers and
other operating personnel are
not crossing picket lines "pos-
sibly because of overlapping
memberships in the striking
unions."
Several non-struck railroads,
bus companies and air lines were
doing extra business as travelers
and shippers sought alternate
routes.
* * .*
THE RAILROAD strike also be-
gan pushing Michigan industrial
workers out of jobs.
General Motors furloughed 500
employes at its Fisher Body plant
in Grand Rapids, and many more
were threatened in automotive
and other factories.
Phoenix Goal
Set ForCity
A $310,000 goal for the Michigan
Memorial Phoenix Project has
been set for Ann Arbor, Earl H.
Cress, drive chairman for the
Washtenaw, Lenawee and Monroe
county area, has announced.
The goal includes the Univer-
sity faculty drive, but not the stu-
dent drive. The faculty portion of
the city goal and the student goal
have not been announced yet.
The city special gifts drive will
start Wednesday when more than
160 volunteer workers will begin
calling on 700 prospective donors.
This phase of the drive will seek
to raise $250,000.
The remaining $70,000 will be
sought next fall when general so-
licitation drive begins.
Cross expressed "complete con-
fidence that the 5,000 alumni and
friends of the University in the
city would reach the goal.
The Ann Arbor goal is 4.8 per
cent of the nationwide goal of
6,500,000.

Treasury,
NLRB Plans
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FLOODS INUNDATE FACTORY-Torrential rains played havoc with everything from livestock to
industry throughout the nation, as shown by the steel works shut down by water from the over-
flowing Salt Creek near Lincoln, Neb.

Engine Plans
Given Hearty
Endorsement
More than 1,400 engineers over-
whelmingly favored a "dead week"
before finals in the engineering
college and optional exemption
from final exams for engineers
with B averages or better, in the
Engineering Council's referendum
completed yesterday.
In the total of 1,428 votes, 35
faculty and administration per-
sonnel went along with the stu-
dents in favoring both proposals.
TO THE PROPOSAL, "Do you
think a student whose average in
a course is B or better should be
exempt at his option, from the
final examination in that course?"
1,073 voted "yes" and 319 voted
"No."
Students voted 1,258 to 136 for
a "dead week," a period of no
bluebooks, quizzes or problems
before final exams.
Faculty members voted 22 to 14
for the exemptions and 22 to 16
for the ."dead week."
Norm Steere, '50E, outgoing vice-
president of the Engineering Coun-
cil and elections director, said that
the Council was "surprised at the
results and pleased with the num-
ber of ballots cast."
He added that the Engineering
Council, under officers elected last
night, would carry the proposals
through to the faculty and admin-
istration of the engineering school
and to the Board of Regents.
Elect Saxon Head
Of EngineCouncil
Gordon Saxon, '51E, was elected
president of the Engineering Coun-
cil last night, replacing Bill Grip-
man, '50E.-
James Burns, '51E was elected
Vice-President, and Bill Hickman,
'52E was named to the post of
secretary.
Bob Brungraber, '51E and Ray
Ladendorf, '51E became treasurer
and member-at-large, respectively.
The Council approved next year's
Engineering News Staff: editor-in-
chief, Jim Burns, 51E; managing
editor, Bob Preston, 51E.; associate
editor, Bill Hickman, 52E; distri-
bution manager, Al Atwell, 53E.

McCarthy Condemned
Lauded at YR-YD Debate

Sen. Joe McCarthy himself be-
came the main topic of debate for
two Young Republicans and,_ two
Young Democrats in the scheduled
YR-YD discussion yesterday of the
Senate investigation of Commun-
ism in the State Department.
Participating in the debate at
the Union, which was moderated
by Prof. Morgan Thomas, of the
political science department, were
William Halby and Gilbert Spiel-
doch of the Young Republicans
Prof. Preuss-
Defends UN,
Dean Acheson
"A person with a public service
record as distinguished and com-
mendable as Dean Acheson's
should be spared petty criticisms,"
Prof. Lawrence Preuss, of the po-
litical science department, declar-
;d yesterday.
Speaking before the last session
of the 18th annual Adult Educa-
tion Institute, Preuss said that few
people realize the tremendous re-
sponsibility that rests with those
who must make decisions which
affect not only our own country
but the entire world.
HE URGED the public to ig-
nore those whose criticisms have
malice or their own selfish inter-
ests at heart.
"It is comparatively easy,"
Preuss added, "for an individual
to sit back and pick apart speci-
fic decisions."
Commenting on the United Na-
tions, the international law au-
thority said that if the UN did not
exist today "we have every reason
to believe that our present prob-
lems would still plague us in an
even sharper form."
* * *
ALTHOUGH the UN has had
several setbacks, it nevertheless
has "substantial gains to its credit,
and has been a powerful force for
peace," Preuss said.
In regard to the situation in
western Europe, Preuss declared
that it is essential that we con-
tinue sending aid to Europe, "for
a cessation of this aid could very
well mean our own destruction."

and Tom Walsh and Don Binkow-
ski of the Young Democrats.
* *
"THE UPROAR in the Senate
investigation of the State Depart-
ment is not over Sen. McCarthy
but the awful suspicion of the
truth of the charges," Halby as-
serted. "I admire the courage of
McCarthy."
"There should be no secrets
from the American people. On
that score I am fully in accord
with my friend from Wisconsin,"
Halby continued.
He remarked that the Demo-
crats have "white-washed" the
State Department.
* *
WALSH COMMENTED that Mc-
Carthy "is like a Communist him-
self. He attacks and runs away."
In explaining McCarthy's pos-
sible motives, Walsh quoted Sen.
Robert Taft as saying, "I don't
think Joe has anything but I
told him to keep on talking. He
might convince some people and
Sget some votes."
"His smear campaign has been
ruining our reputation abroad,"
Walsh continued, "and should be
terminated at once."
SPIELDOCH asserted that "the
investigation has turned into a
show for the radio and the press,
and has become a political issue."
"McCarthy has done more dam-
age to our foreign policy than any
Communist," Binkowski declared.
"Before you attack someone you
should have the facts."
Howard Hartzell, YR vice-presi-
dent, emphasized that the opin-.
ions of the speakers were their own
and do not necessarily reflect those
of the sponsoring club.
World News
Roundup
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-Senator Hick-
enlooper (R-Iowa) said yesterday
that State Department loyalty
files won't "by any means" pro-
vide a final answer as to the truth
or falsity of Senator McCarthy's
commumniists- in -govern ent
charges.
LONDON-Municipal voters
in England and Wales have
made a definite swing to the
Conservative Party on the bas-
is of almost complete returns
from town council elections.
WASHINGTON -The House
voted yesterday to ban "recrea-
tional" courses, such as dancing
and bartending, from GI school-
ing.
* * *
MIAMI, FLA.-Secretary of De-
fense Louis Johnson said yester-
day "We may stumble into the
accident of war, but war is not on
the horizon at'the moment."

Voted Down
Taft Leads Fight
Against Reshuffle
WASHINGTON--MP)-In rapid-
fire order yesterday, the Senate
killed two of President Truman's
government reorganization plans.
One would have reshuffled auth-
ority in the National Labor Rela-
tions Board, which Truman called
a "two-headed freak" in its pres-
ent form. That went down 53
to 30.
THE OTHER called for reor-
ganization of the Treasury De-
partment, to give the Secretary of
the Treasury authority over the
comptroller of the currency. The
tally against that proposal was
65 to 13.k
A thumping majority of the
Republicans and Southern Dem-
ocrats voted with Sen. Taft (R-
Ohio) to kill the NLRB plan.
Taft charged it was an effort to
nullify the Taft-Hartley Labor
Act.
Both proposals are quite dead,
with no need for action by the
House.
TODAY'S twin blows added up
to four defeats for the Truman
Administration in two days. Wed-
nesday Taft engineered a coup
which set aside a Senate Civil
Rights debate to bring his resolu-
tion of disapproval before the Sen-
ate.
While this was going on, th
House was attaching economy
amendments to the $29,000,000,000
general appropriation bill which
Republicans claimed would cut
spending by a billion dollars.
The principal aim of the now
defunct NLRB reorganization plan
was to take away the present in-
dependent status of the Board's
general counsel and vest those du-
ties in the Board and its chairman.
The General Counsel-Charles
N. Denham-and his staff inves-
tigate all charges of unfair labor
practices and decide whether to
prosecute them.
Fund for China
Famine Relief
Put in Aid Bill
WASHINGTON - (P) - An $8,.
000,000 fund for relief of China's
"worst famine in 100 years" was
written into the Foreign Aid Bill
yesterday.
A Senate - House Conference
Committee neared final agreement
on the measure as President Tru-
man pressed Congress for prompt
passage to "strengthen Secretary
Acheson's hand" in London where
high Western policy is being form-
ulated.
USE OF THE $8,000,000 China
Famine Fund would depend on
whether China's Communist lead-
ers would permit its distribution
by such an agency as the Red
Cross.Truman already has accus-
ed them of sending Russia food
while their own people starve.
The only inajor provision of the
bill remaining to be settled is the
President's Point Four program of
technical aid to backward areas of
the world.
U' NSA Asks
Anti-Bias Plan

An anti-discrimination recom-
mendation has been formulated by
the NSA committee of the Student
Legislature for insertion into the
NSA "Student Bill of Rights."

TO STAR TOGETHER IN 'TEMPEST':

Zorina, Moss Praise 'U' Theatrical Training

Students at the University can
get as good theatrical training as
they could at a professional school,f
according to Vera Zorina and Ar-
nold Moss, who will co-star in
"The Tempest," the Ann Arbor
Drama Season's first production
of theirrent sa

allow many good shows to run.
"Students must remember there
are many other cities like Cleve-
land, Dallas and Chicago where
the competition, both for theatres
and for parts is not so tough,"
Moss declared.z

tions. Zorina never returns to her
dressing room after she has once
completed her make-up and cos-
tuming, while Moss claims to be-
lieve in no superstitions whatso-
ever.
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