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VOL. LX, No. 164



False Arrest
Suit Planned
By Students
Picked Up For
Passing Leaflets
Ed Lanning, '52, and Henry Ja-
recki, '52, who were jailed brief-
ly Monday while distributing leaf-
lets protesting the showing of
"Birth of a Nation," said last
night that they plan to sue police
4 officials for false arrest.
Police Chief Casper Enkemann,
of the Ann Arbor Police Depart-
ment, last night declined to com-
ment on the students' arrest or
their proposed suit.
* * *
LANNING and Jarecki revealed
that they have retained an at-
torney, Mort Leitson, of Flint.
Leitson is a University graduate.
The two said they have not yet
decided how much to sue for, or
where they will file suit. "We are
leaving those matters up to our
attorney," Jarecki said.
He refused to say which police
officials would be sued, but said
they were officers "directly and
indirectly involved in our arrest
and detention."
"A police official advised us
Monday afternoon that we had
the right to distribute leaflets,"
Lanning declared. "On that basis,
we proceeded to pass them out.
* * *
"WHILE we were distributing
them on State Street in front of
Nickels Arcade, a police officer
arrested us on charges of violating
a city ordinance," Lanning con-
tinued. "This ordinance was the
same one which was interpreted
for us earlier by the police offi-
cial, who had said we would not
be Violating it," he declared.
Jarecki asserted that on fur-
ther reading of the ordinance, "It
seems certain that we did not vio-
late the law."
After being arrested, the two
students were kept in a cell at Ann
Arbor City Hall for more than
three hours, Jarecki said. "Then
thOe police officer called us in,
talked to us and let us go," he
*h added.
Truman Hits
Plan for Study
Of Security
WASHINGTON -(A)- President
Truman yesterday cold-shouldered
a proposal that a "commission on
national security" be set up to
take a fresh look at this country's
security problems.
He said he sees no need for a
super-government in this country
-that he is trying to run the gov-
ernment under the constitution
and he will continue to do so.
* * *
HE MADE his statement at a
1 news conference when he was ask-
ed to comment on a Washington
Post editorial of last Monday.
The editorial suggested a com-
mission made up of members of
both parties to survey such
questions as civilian defense,
fifth columns, development of
new weapons, and size and use
of military expenditures.
The President, replying to other
questions about defense, said the
defense budget for the year be-
ginning July 1, 1951, is now under

consideration. He said a ceiling
had been placed on the amount
but he could not say what it is.
** *
at today's conference:
FEPC-The President said he is
against a voluntary fair employ-
ment practices commission. The
President's proposal for a commis-
sion with power to combat racial
discrimination in employment is
now stymied in the Senate.
NLRB -- He has no intention
right now of doing anything fur-
ther about the job of Robert Den-
ham, General Counsel'of the La-
bor Relations Board.
Get Big Charge
In BugPlague
BERLIN-G)-The East Ger-
man Communist Government yes-
terday accused the Americans of
an "ennrmons criminal lot" -


Faculty Evaluation
To Continue Today'
The faculty of the Literary College will be on the receiving end
of the report cards again as the Faculty Evaluation Program swings
into its second and last day.
The blanks being used this year are an improvement over
those used last year when questions were criticized for being too
ambiguous, according to Hugh Greenberg, Student Legislature mem-
ber in charge of the Faculty Evaluation Program.
* * * *
GREENBERG EMPHASIZED that the students should not sign
, the blanks and that the forms will

Smith, Pease
Head Men's

Streetcar-Truck Acciden






Joint Judicial
Body Approved



Big Three'
Pledge A id
TO Mid-East
ed States, Britain and France
yesterday launched a new joint
effort to bring stability to the
Middle East with a declaration
that they will act quickly to pre-
vent any aggression by either the
Arab states or Israel.
The three powers announced at
the same time a uniform policy to
control their sale of arms to the
Middle East troubled spot. It is
aimed at maintaining a rough
balance of power among the un-
easy neighbors.
* * *
PRESIDENT Truman, hailing
the agreement, declared that the
United States is convinced the re-
sult will be "increased confidence
in future security" among both
Jews and Arabs which will con-
tribute to the maintenance of
The new approach to a settle-
mnent was worked out at the
London meeting of the Western
Foreign Ministers and was an-
nounced in a joint declaration
which said:
1. The three governments recog-
nize that the Arab states and Is-
rael need a "certain level" of arm-
ed forces to assure internal secur-
ity and legitimate self defense.
2. Assurances already have been
received' from the seven nations
that the arms they buy will not
be used for aggression.
3. If the United States, Britain
and France find evidence that any
one of the Middle East states is
preparing to violate frontiers or
armistice lines the powers will
"immediately take action both
within and outside the United Na-
The Big Three last year spoke
out against an arms race between
the Arabs and Jews. Today's joint
declaration marked an effort to
settle differences in policies among
the three governments themselves.
They will report to each other
when they make an arms sale and
act to maintain a balance of pow-
er in the area.
Senate Approves
'Point Four' Bill)
ate gave the administration a vic-
tory yesterday by approving the
$3,120,550,000 foreign aid bill
which has been snagged by a
Republican fight over President
Truman's "Point Four" program.
By a 47 to 27 roll call tally it
passed and sent to the White
House the single package meas-
urd authorizing economic assis-
tance to non-Communist coun-
tries throughout the world.

not be returned to the instructors
this semester.
Students have half an hour
to fill out the forms, during
which time the instructors will
not be in the room.
Student monitors have been ap-
pointed to distribute the forms to
the students and return them to
the three stations at 1014 Natural
Science, University Hall and the
lobby of Angell Hall.
* * *
STUDENTS MARK instructors
on whether they are clear, thor-
ough and stimulation in present-
ing the material, open-minded;
and regular in meeting class obli-
A spot check of the forms
completed yesterday seemed to
indicate that the students are
taking the program seriously
enough to assure its success,
Greenberg said.
The original plan for faculty
evaluation was devised by a com-
mittee headed by Prof. Amos H.
Hawley of the sociology depart-
ment and approved by the faculty
in June 1941.
forced the faculty to postpone
their plans for administering the
The forms have been drawn
up by the SL with the aid and
counsel of the psychology and
sociology departments.
Meanwhlile in the School of
Business Administration, the Stu-
dent Council is also conducting a
teacher evaluation program which,
although not devised by the
School itself, has the sanction of
the faculty.
Under the School of Business
Administration program, which al-
so started yesterday, the students
sign their names to the forms to
insure that the statements will be
free from rash remarks, according
to Jack Edman, former president
of the Business Administration
"We are quite pleased at the
way the students are taking to
the surveys," Edman commented.
Strike Stalls
A-Plant Work
wildcat strike by 3,000 AFL work-
ers halted construction yesterday
on a gigantic $227,000,000 Atomic
Energy project.
The sudden and officially un-
explained wlkout began Wednes-
day afternoon when approximate-
ly 700 laborers and hodcarriers
left their jobs. It mushroomed
overnight to include all AFL
craftsmen working on the pro-
Union leaders themselves im-
mediately denounced the strike,
calling it "unauthorized" and or-
dering the strikers to return to
their jobs at once. But there was
no indication the strikers would
heed the order.

Men's Judiciary Council yester-
day re-elected James Smith, '50,
as president, and endorsed the
constitution of the new Joint Ju-
diciary Council.
Dave Pease, '51, was elected
* * *
by the Student Affairs Committee
at its last meeting, will consist of
eight members; four from each of,
the present mens and womens Ju-
diciary bodies.
Under the constitution of the
Joint Judiciary, the presidents of
the Men's and Women's Councils
* * *

-Carlisle Marshall
* * *
will rotate as chairman of that
group every semester.
The purpose of the new coun-
cil is to hear and decide cases
which the Office of the Dean
feels a joint group should han-
dle. Cases may also be referred
to the Joint Council by either
the Men's or Women's Judiciary.
It will rule on all eligibility cases.
The findings of all the Judiciary
Councils serve as recommendations
to the University Sub-Committee
on Discipline.
Smith, who will enter law school
next fall, is a member of Druids,
senior honor society, and is cap-
tain of the University's wrestling
squad. He is affiliated with Chi
Psi fraternity. Smith has been a
member of the Men's Judiciary
Council for three semesters.
Pease, a Junior in Forestry
School, has served as chairman of
SL's Varsity Committee, and as a
member of the J-Hop Committee.
He is president of Sigma Phi fra-
ternity and is also a Druid. Both
officers are Ohioans. Smith has
his home in Shaker Heights; Pease
is from Cincinnati.
* *
Men's Judic
Acquits Dudley
Tom Dudley, '53, a candidate for
StudentLegislature who received
more than 100 illegal votes in
this Spring's elections, has been
officially absolved of any guilt in
the fraud by Men's Judiciary
Jim Smith, '50, chairman of
the Council, last night said,
"We've interviewed more than 40
people connected with the elec-
tions including Dudley, and all
evidence pointed to his acquittal.
The Judiciary does not plan fur-
ther action on the case.
"It is unfortunatethat We can't
pin thenresponsibility for the
fraud on the guilty individual or
indivduals, but at this time it ap-
pears impossible to do so.'
"The way the case stands now,"
Smith said, "it looks like some-
one was out to make a farce of
the election system." The ballot
stuffing failed, Smith added,
thanks to careful checking on
the part of election officials.
Indict Koch
In Germany,,

Loyalty Filet
Data Shown
By McCarthy 11
Lattimore AsksI
By The Associated Press
Senator McCarthy last night
produced copies of what he term-
ed government loyalty reports in
a new blast at Owen Lattimore,
and the latter demanded to know
how he got them.
T h e Wisconsin Republican,
speaking at Rochester, N.Y., said
the documents proved that Latti-
more interceded to save the gov-
ernment jobs of two Chinese whom
the Civil Service Commission once
recommended be fired for alleged
Communist activities.
* * *
LATTIMORE, far eastern af-
fairs expert accused by McCarthy
as a Communist and Russian spy,
said in a statement:
"It would be importaint to
know how McCarthy, who is so
ready to accuse other people of
subversive activity, came into
unauthorized possession of gov-
ernment security documents."
Further, Lattimore said, the
Senator apparently made charges
against the two Chinese "without
producing the full record."
* * *
FIRING BROKE out on all
fronts of the weeks-old contro-
versy about alleged Communists
or poor security risks in the gov-
Other developments:
1. Senator Bridges (R-NH) told
the Senate he believed there are
"traitors" in U.S. employment in
Europe and a thorough investiga-
tion would turn them up.
2. Rep Jenison (R-Ill) charged
in the House that Louis Dolivet,
editor of the United Nations
World, has a record "replete with
Comm ist affiliations" dating
back to 1933. UN World is a pri-
vately financed magazine but
Jenison called it the "publicity
tongue" for UN.
3. The Senate Commerce Com-
mittee reportedly recommended to
Secretary of Commerce Sawyer
that he fire Michael J. Lee, chief
of the department's Far Eastern
4. The State Department ac-
cused McCarthy of failing to de-
liver documentary proof as pro-
mised to support his charge that
Dr. Philip C. Jessup, ambassador-
at-large, was affiliated with sev-
eral Communist front organiza-
tions. Jessup has testified that he
never knowingly belonged to such
an organization.
Set Last 'Ensian
Distribution Time
Students who have not yet
picked up their Ensians can get
them from 4 to 5 p.m. today or
from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. tomor-
row at the Student Publications
These will be the last Ensian
special distribution periods, ac-
cording to Jo Ann Lyons, '50. She
urged that the 500 remaining sub-
scribers arrange to secure their
books at one of these times.

Gargoyle Plans To Make
Lfast Stand Of fCampus
(Daily City Editor)
Gargoyle, reeling from an almost mortal blow dealt by the
Board in Control of Student Publications, will make a last stand
off campus.
At least, that is the plan of a small band of students who?
gathered yesterday in the crepe-hung room that used to be the
office of the humor magazine.
THEY HOPE TO PUBLISH Garg next fall unofficially with
hopes of eventually getting the magazine back under the Board in
Control. Detailed plans of the small group have not been disclosed,

but they are talking about using0
a graduate student's apartment,
or any other den they can find
to work in.'
Biggest. stumbling block the
band has to face so far is money.
They are in the midst of a letter
writing and button-holeing cam-
paign, trying to raise $400 nec-
essary to start them off.
Plans for the first issue call for
local photo features, jokes angled
at and about the campus and light
fiction which will not interfere
with "Generation," the new liter-
ary magazine.
Top flight humorists to be con-
tacted by the group will include
Chicago Tribune's George Lichty
of "grin and bear" it fame, Gurney
Williams, humor editor of Collier's
magazine and Jerome Allison, edi-
tor of ill fated '47 and '48 maga-
zines: all former Garg staffers.
Cartoonist Bill Hampton will re-
vive his little man with the leer,
the turned up nose and the horns
for the New Garg. "He had a close
call last week," Hampton says,
"but he is tougher than we
thought." (See cartoon.)
They are asking anyone else who
wants to provide respiration for
the little man to contact Bob Uch-
itelle at 2-4591 or Peggy Nimz at
jury Indicts
IBinaggio Men
Grand Jury investigating the Kan-
sas City underworld indicted three
more henchmen of the late north-
side Democratic boss, Charles Bi-
naggio, for income tax evasion yes-
They were Walter L. Rainey,
gambler; John Mangiaracina,
known as an underworld enforcer,
and Samuel Goldberg, referred to
by government agents as a confi-
dence man.
The indictments were the sec-
ond blow struck at the Binaggio
crowd in less than a week.

Ford Union
Tries To End
By The Associated Press
Intervention by the world's
largest union gave hopes for a
settlement in Toledo's inter-union
squabble yesterday, while in Bal-
timore the CIO - International
Union of Electrical works ousted
more Communists from its or-
ganization. I
Ford Local 600, the biggest lo-
cal in the CIO-United Auto Work-
ers Union offered to hear both
sides of a fuss which has split the
union's second-largest local wide
* * *
strued by labor observers here as
the first step in a peacemaker
The Toledo row is over the
broad influence held over Local
12 by RichardT T Gosser, UAW
International Vice-President.
None of the leaders in the anti-
Gosser faction had received the
invitation, they reported. Gosser
was not immediately available for
IN THE meantime the CIO-In-
ternational Union of Electrical
Workers ousted a rival it con-
siders Communist-dominated from
two big General Electric plants,
but the Independent Electrical'
Workers Union retained its rights
at two others.
Returns from a National Labor
Relations Board election at GE
plants over the nation showed that
the new, CIO union replaced the,
UE among West Lynn, Mass., pro-
duction and maintenance men
7,847 to 6,358 and at Pittsfield,
Mass., 4392 to 1,803.

Crowded Car
Smashed By
Gas Vehicle
Blast Injures 26;
Investigation Set
CHICAGO - (') - A crowde
street car and a huge gasolin
truck crashed head-on last nigh
sending 33 persons to flamin
At least 26 more were injured.
Burning gasoline set almosta
whole corner afire. Five nearb
buildings were destroyed makini
75 persons homeless. But mos
residents appeared to have es
caped unscathed.
THIRTY-TWO of the dea
were in thestreet car. Many o
the bodies piled up in a charre
mass at the rear doors. The 33r
victim was the truckdriver, Me
Wilson, of Whiting, Ind.
The collision occurred at
State and 62nd Streets in a
southside district heavily popu-
lated by Negroes. The time was
6:30 p.m., toward the end of the
homebound rush.
Burning and exploding gaso
line trapped the street car rides
A witness said some-their cloth
ing aflame-jumped from the ca
like "dolls on fire."
The intense heat blistered
posters on billboards 75 feet
"It was a horrible scene," sai
the witness, Walter Skonicki, 4
whose nearby frame house caugh
FIREMEN searched the ruins o
the destroyed buildings for othe
possible victims but had not foun
any, and residents said they ha
not heard of anyone missing.
Several automobiles followin
the gasoline truck when it wa
struck caught fire. Others parke
on the street were damaged by th
flames. Police were trying to de
termine if any occupants of thes
vehicles had been hurt.
Fire marshal Anthony J. Mu
laney estimated the property da
mage at more than $150,00. H
said the heat cracked bricks an
concrete in the street pavemen
The street car system is oper
ated by the publicly-owned Chi
cago Transit Authority.
CTA General Manager Walte
J. McCarter ordered an immediat
investigation, especially to detex
mine why the car's rear doo
failed to open.
Mayor Martin H. Kennel
viewed the twisted steel, all th
was left of the street car, an
"This is a bad day for Chicag
ans. It is the worst traffic acci
dent we could possibly have."
'Youth March'
Plans Confuse
Berlin Brass
BERLIN-R)-Problems of t1
Communist youth "march on Be
lin" swamped Soviet Sector off
cialdom with growing confusic
yesterday, but Western officia
predicted the five-day rally prob
bly would not disturb their pa:
of the city much.
"We will count ourselves luck
if tere are no incidents," UII

"om"ndo"atMaj.Gen. Maxwe]
D. Taylor, said, however.
HE CALLED the schedule
march of 500,000 blue-shirte
Comunist "free German youth
"simply another incident in th
Soviet campaign to harass Wester
allies in Berlin.
Confusion first arose out o:
directives by East German auth-
orities not very clearly outlin.
ing restrictions and detours for


Haber A pp
Peaceful settlement of the UAW-
GM dispute term was hailed yes-
terday as a significant step for-
ward in labor-management rela-
tions by Prof. William Haber of
the economics department.
"First, it was negotiated in a
cooperative atmosphere," he said.
"Too many collective bargaining
contracts are concluded in bitter
controversy and in a tense at-
mosphere. This fortunately was

~lauds Peace
A greement


od of compensating workers


technological progress.
"Four, the escalator clause un-
der which wages move up and
down with changes in the cost of
living is a sound principle when
the company gives automatic in-
creases for changes in producti-
"Five, the pension issue is
S, m, far, hiz ;nudusrv

Former U' Student Pedals from LA

Dick Conn, formerly of the
sophomore class, rode his bike
into town the other day - from
Los Angeles.
Conn. nadalina his way East to

lightweight English bicycle along
a southerly route to avoid bad
weather. He passed through Phoe-
nix, Ariz., Dallas, Tex., Little
Rock, Ark., St. Louis, Mo. ' and
Fort Wayne, Ind.

pretty sick of the trip at times,"
but reported several incidents that
livened things up.
* * *
ONE WAS being stopped by
'n.-...n'. '.44n1.l ltnnc in Ws wt

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