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VOL. LX, No. 155 ; ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1950
Test To Go
May Effect U.S.
preme Court agreed yesterday to
hear a new test of the govern-
ment's loyalty program and to re-
view the conviction of three per-
sons who refused to answer ques-
tions about Communist Party ac-
The decisions may have en An-
portaut bearing on government ef-
forts to suppress the Cmmunist
Party in this country.
* * *
THE CASES which the court
agreed to review.
1. Conviction of three per-
sons given jail sentences by Fed-
eral District Court at Denver
because they declined to answer
qestions before a U.S. grand
Jury. They said the purpose ap-
peared to be to determine the
identity of officials and mem-
bers of the Communist Party in
the Denver area.
2. An attack by the National
Council of American - Soviet
Friendship, Inc., on the govern-
ment's loyalty program. The
program is designed to weed
subversive persons out of feder-
The council has been cited by
the Attorney General as a sub-
versive organization. Two months
ago the court agreed to hear a sim-
ilar attack by another group so
labeled, the Joint Anti-Facist
Decisions by the court will not
be forthcoming until the next
term starting in Oct.
* * *
Rev. William Howard Melish, a
Protestant Episcopal clergyman
and a leader in the National
Council of American-Soviet
Friendship, yesterday was aled a
Communist party member by
Ex-Communist Louis Budenz.
* * *
TESTIFYING in the trial of a
$200,000 libel suit brought by har-
monica player Larry Adler and
Dancer Paul Draper against Mrs.
Hester McCullough of Greenwich,
Conn., Budenz said of Melish:
"I know that he is a Com-
munist party member."
In New York, Melish scoffed at
Adler and Draper claim Mrs.
McCullough damaged their repu-
tations by accusing them of being
Both have admitted aiding the
American - Soviet Friendship
Council, which Melish formerly
* NEW YORK-()-The con-
victed Communist leaders and
their lawyers lost two court ac-
A federal judge denied the plea
of 10 of the Communists, con-
victed of conspiracy, that they be
allowed to tour the country to
The U.S. Court of Appeals turn-l
ed down the request of one de-
fendant and five lawyers who de-
fended the Communists for a re-
hearing on contempt of court
PERMISSION to tour the coun-
try., to get funds for appeals, was
sought by all the Communist
leaders except Eugene Dennis,
Party General Secretary.
He withdrew a similar plea
after he was, committed to pri-
son by a Washington, D.C.,
court for contempt of the
House Un-American Activities'
Federal Judge Henry W. God-,
- dard ruled that he could not
SPRING AEVER-This malady which currently holds Ann Arbor in its grip, judging from this pic-
ture, affects different people in different ways. While most University students felt the call of the
Arb, this little lass decided to climb the steps of Angell Hall instead, presumably heading for a class
of some kind or other.
P Four Men'
The appointment of four new
members to Men's Judiciary Coun-
cil was made last night after a
three and a half hour. meeting of
the Student Legislature cabinet.
Philip Dawson, '50, Richard
Hooker, '50, Horace J. Rodgers,
'51L, and John Ryder '50, are the
* * *
DAWSON, who will begin eco-
nomics graduate studies next fall,
was editorial director of The Daily
the past year and has a 3.3 grade
Hooker is president of Druids,
senior honorary society, has been a
member of the Student Legisla-
ture, and is affiliated with Sigma
Nu. He will enter law school next
Rodgers has been in the ROTC
program, worked on the Interacial
Association, is a member of Holmes
and Stone Case Club, and has been
house officer of Alpha Phi Alpha.
Ryder, who will enter law school
next fall, has been both vice-presi-
dent and president of the SL and
is affiliated with Delta Tau Delta.
"The high calibre of men peti-
tioning for Men's Judic made the
cabinet's task extremely difficult,"
Quent Nesbitt, '50, president of the
SL, said in disclosing the appoint-
ON THE business side of Men's
Judic, Jim Smith, '50, chairman of
the Council, indicated that the Ju-
diciary Council's investigation of
the vote fraud in the recent all
campus has not yet finished.
"Men's Judic has interviewed
more than 40 student poll offi-
cials who were attending the bal-
lot boxes which were stuffed,"
"We have also talked with Tom
Dudley, '53, the SL candidate who
received more than 100 fraudu-
lent ballots," .Smith added, "and
so far we have turned up nothing
which would indicate Dudley's
Protests Stop Showing
Of 'Birth of a Nation'
By JAMES GREGORY
The speech department yesterday canceled its scheduled showing
of "The Birth of a Nation" because of protests from a student-faculty
group which branded the silent film "slanderous" and "viciously anti-
The film, slated for a public showing Wednesday in Rackham
Lecture Hall, was withdrawn "iN deference to a request of a committee
purporting to represent the Negro students of the University," the
speech department said.
PRODUCED IN 1915 by David Wark Griffith, motion picture
Hunt 'Just Begun'
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J-(IP)-
Republican Senator McCarthy de-
manded yesterday that President
Truman fire Secretary of State
Acheson and said his fight to ex-
pose alleged Communism in the
State Department "has only start-
* * *
IN A QUICK counter enove, the
State Department unleashed its
thirdblast in 24 hours against Mc-
Carthy, digging up an episode in
the Wisconsin Senator's early pol-
itical, career and hurng a rebut-
tal to McCarthy's charge that the
department's loyalty files have
T h e Department said in
Washington last night it has
evidence that when'- McCarthy
was a Wisconsin Circuit Court
judge nine years ago he was
himself judcially rebuked for
"destruction of evidence."
The 1941 episode has been dis-
cussed publicly by others.
* * *
IN A SPEECH here yesterday,
"Come home, Mr. Truman.,
and fire the pied pipers of the
politburo. Fire the headmaster
who betrays us in Asia. Fire
the collectors of corruption,
those prancing mimics of the
Moscow party line in the state
McCarthy said his battle to un-
cloak Reds in the government is
the toughest in his life, but the
"It has only started. As we cut
nearer to the quick and more ser-
iously threaten the plans of those
trators to America, the squeling
will become louder and the fight
will become tougher."
McCARTVY ALSO called on Mr.
Truman to Oust U.S. Ambassador-
at-Large Philip C. Jessup.
The Wisconsin Senator men-
tioned no new names in an ad-
dress to the Golden Jubilee Con-
He told a reporter he would
name his No. 2 case in a list of
81 on the Senate floor "if I am
forced to do it."
It had been reported in Wash-
ington that McCarthy would name
his No. 2 man in his speech here.
McCarthy has described the No.
2 man as an American envoy to
Europe who allegedly slipped se-
cret government documents to a
McCarthy has not put the en-
voy's name on the public record,'
but he is reported to be John Car-
ter Vincent, career diplomat who
now is minister to Switzerland.
Vincent has told the Associated
Press that the State Department
would make a statement on his
behalf "when warranted."
thousand more stunned, helpless
flood victims fled stricken Winni-
peg yesterday as authorities warn-
ed the rampaging Red River will
reach its crest today.
Another 15,000 women and
children stood patiently waiting
on high ground for transport to
take them out to safety. Bundled
from their homes in suburban St.
Boniface and Norwood on two
hours' notice, many carried paper
sacks packed with the few per-
sonal belongings they were able
By BOB KEITH
Heated debate and a possible
display of political maneuvering
are expected to keep the Michigan
Union ballroom in an uproar to-
night when Union members flock
there for the organization's first
constitutional meeting in two
Ten important amendments to
the Union constitution will be up
for approval at the 7:30 p.m.
meeting, and nearly every man at
the University will be eligible to
cast his vote.
A QUORUM of 400 is necessary
to conduct business and all
amendments must be approved by
two-thirds of those present.
With the procedure of the
meeting still."undecided" last
night, there were indications
that a hot verbal battle will de-
velop on the floor concerning
both the proposed amendments
and the method of voting on
Key issues to be decided tonight
will include the controversial ques-
tion of whether the Union presi-
dent and recording secretary
should be directly elected by the
Union's entire student member-
* * *
ALSO under consideration will
be proposals to increase the quor-
um required for constitutional
meetings such as tonight's.
In addition, Union members
will decide on a plan to create
one additional Union vice-
president and change the meth-
od of electing vice-presidents.
Other amendments include a
proposal to give students a ma-
jority on the Selection Committee
of the Union Board of Directors.
THE ISSUE of voting proced-
ure entered the picture yesterday
as a number of students express-
ed fears that the tentatively
planned procedure would "cut
down discussion on the contro-
versial issues" and could also
"lead to defeat of one of the
amendments by default."
It appeared last night that
the first part of the meeting will
be devoted to discussion, with
the amendments then being
voted on all at one time.
The Association of Independent
Men attacked this procedure at a
meeting last night. It was also
opposed by Tom Walsh, 51L, who
engineered an unsuccessful Un-
ion constitution meeting in 1947.
Students have been reminded
to bring ID cards and Union
Membership cards to tonight's
Triangles, Junior Engineering
Honor Society, tapped the follow-
ing men early this morning: Dave
Vanderzee, Eck Koutonen, Bill
Morris, Bill Hickman, Bill Konrad,
Chuck Good, Don Downie, Chuck
Remer, Wally Atchison, Ray Litt,
and Bud Reeme.
Two Railroads Step Up
No Sign of Break Seen
pioneer, the film deals with the
period in the South, and depicts"
the rise of the Ku Klux Klan.
* * *
THE SPEECH department, in
canceling the showing, made clear
its belief "that the artistic impor-
tance of the film in the history of
the motion picture outweighsany
criticism that could be l'odged
against the film.
"However," the department
added, "the showing of the film
is not sufficiently vital to the
educational program of the de-
partment to warrant its presen-
tation in face of the objections
It was emphasized by the speech
department that "The department
in no way enters into an evalua-
tion of any controversial issues
which may or may not be involved
in the film."
* * *
THE SHOWING was canceled a
few hours after a meeting between
Prof. G. E. Densmore, chairman
of the speech department, and
representatives of the student-
faculty committee opposing the
movie. James Terrell, Grad., is the
Dean Hayward Keniston, of
the literary college, lauded the
department for its action. He
said, "I believe that the commit-
tee of the Department of Speech
made a wise decision in with-
drawing the film. This does not
seem to me to be a question of
censorship, but rather of good
taste and judgment."
The committee which opposed
the film's showing was made up
of a faculty member, a few teach-
ing fellows and about 20 students.
Terrell last night called the speech
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Civil War and the reconstruction
Decide. on U'
Reports from Lansing late last
night indicated that the Univer-
sity appropriation measure might
hit the Senate floor this afternoon,
setting off a fight which could up-
set the whole budget alignment.
State Legislators filed into the
Senate chamber at 8 p.m. yester-
day after a long week-end, pre-
pared for the final budget battle
in what may be the final week for
the 1950 legislative session.
* * * ,
SENATOR George N. Higgins,
Ferndale Republican fias taken a
stand for an increase in the pro-
posed operations budget of tie
Republican leaders watched;
anxiously to see whether Hig-
gins would actually make a
strong stand, or whether he
would merely make a token
fight for the benefit of his Ann
Higgins is attempting to have
more than $500,000 transfered
from the capital outlay budget to
the operations budget because
"there is no use building more
buildings if the University does
not have enough money to operate
the existing ones."
* * *
SENATE CHIEFS gave them-
selves two days to push the entire
state budget bill for the 1950-51
fiscal year through the chamber.
editor of a polytechnic insti-
tute magazine was-kicked out
of school for a month yesterday
for trying to circulate a ques-
The questionnaire aimed at
15,000 students was sup-
Governors of the institute
suspended Ian Kerr, 24, be-
cause he planned to ask stu-
dents 20 questions on religion,
morals and sex, they said.,
"This questionnaire may be
some sort of idea of the Kinsey
report," said John C. Jones,
poly's director of education.
Foreign A id
WASHINGTON-' ) -Senate
and House conferees yesterday
agreed to a $3,121,450,000 program
of Amerian economic aid to Eu-
rope and other non-Communist
areas in the fiscal year starting
Breaking a week-long deadlock,
the conferees set the stage for fi-
nal votes in both chambers on the
huge global aid program.
* * *
BESIDES PROVIDING for the
third year of the four-year the
Marshall Plan for Europe's re-.
covery, however the compromise
bill calls for aid to Korea and for
the launching of President Tru-
man's "Point Four" program of
technical aid to the world's un-
Chairman Kee (D-W.Va.) of
the House Foreign Affairs Com-
mittee said he would bring the
measure before the house for a
vote tomorrow. Kee predicted
passage without difficulty.
The bill provides $2,850,000,000
for European recovery-or $250-
000,000 less than the adminstra-
tion had requested - compared
with $3,778,000,000 voted last year.
Both houses must approve the
joint conference committee's de-
cisions before the bill goes to the
White House for President Tru-
The first Dance Festival will of-
ficially open today with the exhi-
bition of a movie, "The Historical
Pageant of the Dance" at 8. p.m.
in the Architecture Auditorium.
No admission will be charged.
The movie was obtained by
Prof. Juana de Laban, head of
dance of the Women's Physical
Education Department, and is the
first such film to be offered to the
Also, Prof. Laban's private col-
lection on the dance will be on ex-
hibit from today to Sunday in the
East Gallery of the Rackham
By The Associated Press
CHICAGO, Ill. - President
Truman, winding up a 6,000 mile
whistle-stop, tour of the west
with a speech before an assemn-
blage of the Democratic party
faithful, said last night that
only the Democratic Party can
make come true the American
dream of better health, educa-
tion, security and recreation for
all the people.
NYC Has No
CHICAGO --(OP) -Two strike-
harassed rail systems stepped up
and a third began recalling some
furloughed track and shop em-
Federal mediators held seperate
meetings throughout the day with
the carriers and striking locomo-
tive firemen, but there was no sign
of an early break in the six day
THE SANTA FE lifted its em-
bargo on all west bound freight,
except for livestock.
The Pennsylvania Railroad .
announced it operated 56 freight
trains yesterday and has hand-
led nearly 10,000 carloads of
freight, including perishables
since last Friday. The PRR also
said it has stepped up yard
The Southern Railway System
announced it is recalling some
furloughed shop and track em-
ployes and added it has post-
poned layoffs for clerical help in
its Washington and Atlanta, Ga.,
offices until tomorrow. No esti-
mate was given on the number of
* * *
AT THE SAME TIME, h6wev-
er, the Brotherhood of Locomo-
tive Firemen and Enginemen
broadened its strike against the
Southern System and claimed all
its important operations were vir-
Despite the stepped up opera-
tions, freight movements are far
below normal on the five struck
These lines normally handle
more than a third of the nation's
rail passengers and more than
a fifth of the rail freight.
The New York Central, another
of the five struck lines, has not
increased its emergency opera-
tions, in effect since the strike
started. These include two freight,
two mail and three passenger
trains in and out of Chicago
daily from the east.
The NYC canceled 125 passeng-
er and 300 daily freight trains
when the strike started.
THE walkout has made some
200,000 workers -idle in railroad-
ing, coal mining and a few in-
Can els Tall
Gov. G. Mennen Williams in-
formed the Michigan chapter of
the Association of American Uni-
versity Professors yesterday that
he would be unable to keep his
speaking engagement today.'
The AAUP has scheduled a pub-
lic n:eeting at 4:15 p.m. in the
Rackham Lecture Hall to hear the
governor speak on 'The Univer-
sity: Its Role in Michigan's Fu-
The present legislati .e situation
requires the governor's presence
in Lansing Tuesday, the executive
office informed Prof. Normaa E.
Nelson, president of the AAUP
Prof. Nelson said the associa-
tion's annual dinner meeting,
would be held at 6 ,p.m. in the
Union as schedueld, despite the
cancellation of the publi-c lecture.
NARROW ESCAPE AT NIAGARA FALLS:
Helicopter Saves Three on 'Brink'
NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y.-VP)-
Two pilots and a woman they were
rescueing by helicopter narrowly
escaped death near the brink of
Niagara Falls yesterday when the
The woman was Jeannette
Bugay, 25 year old wife of a
Niagara Falls taxi driver and
mother of three. Her husband,
Sigmund, said she had been
FIREMEN then tried to get a
rowboat to the woman, and :ail-
ing, then summoned the helicop-
Still hanging on to Mrs. Bugay,
the pair climbed aboard and wait-
ed for help.
* * *
THlE wrecked aircraft had drift-
rowboat to the stranded trio, who
used it to get ashore.
PHOTOGRAPHER Roy Crogan
of the Niagara Falls Gazette, who
took dramatic rescue pictures said