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VOL LX, No. 167 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN TUESDAY, MAY 30, 1950

SIX PAGES

Acheson, Lie,
Truman Meet
On Cold War
No Immediate
Progress Cited
WASHING'TON-(P)-President
Truman and Secretary of State
Acheson reviewed prospects of eas-
ing cold war tensions yesterday
. in conferences with Trygve Lie.
However, no immediate hint of
progress was forthcoming.
The United Nations Secretary
Oner l, just back from a peace-
A maingMission to Moscow and
other capitals, is seeking a way
out of the current East-West dead-
. lock xi the United Nations over
the admission of Communist Chi-
na. The disagreement led to a
walkout by the Sovet bloc.
* * *
WITH ACHESON at his side,
the President had a 25-minute
meeting with Lie at the White
7 ouse.
Diplomats said Lie has made
plain his belief there must be a
settlment of the China issue as
an urgent first step toward other
meaures to bring east and west
closer together and to restore
UN prestige.
From Acheson, Truman also re-
' ceived a first hand report of the
London meetings of the Big Three
foreign ministers and the 12-
nation' North Atlantic Council.
These talks were in progress at
the time Lie was making his Eu-
ropean round climaxed by a Mos-
cow meeting with Prime Minister
Stalin.
West Terris
Berlin Youth
RallyFailure
BELIN- {)-Western chiefs
yeterday claimed a great blood-
less victory in the failure of Com-.
munist youth to make good on
boasts they would "storm all Ber-
lit."
But U.S. High Commissioner
John J. McCloy joined other
leaders in warning that the West
rmust meet the totalitarian chal-
lenge in this front-line city with
1 even sharper vigilance from now
on in view of the regimented
power displayed by the East here)
this week-end.
ON THE OTHER HAND, Com-
munist leaders appeared jubilant
at what they felt was the psycho-
logical impact of their show.
But Maj. Gen. Maxwell D.
Taylor, U.S. Commandant said,
"The victory was ours. Sunday
was the day Berlin was to fall
but the challenge was met."
"Without actual fighting we
have won a struggle during the
Whitsuntide holidays," delared
West Berlin's mayor, Ernst Reut-
er.
"HOWEVER, we must have no
illusions that the eastern dicta-
torship has given up its schemes
to take Berlin," he continued.
Socialist leader Kurt Schu-
macher of Western Germany

declared "the Whitsuntide holi-
days have shown that the con-
centrated power of dictatorship
is doomed to failure if the
forces of Democracy have
enough courage to defy it."
Responsible spokesmen did not
discount the Communist force
which massed 500,000 disciplined
youths here. Many watchers, par-
ticularly German, found frighten-
ing automatic performance in
adulation of Stalin and the pres-
ence of battalions of soldierly
people's police.
The mayor of an East German
town turned up in West Berlin
yesterday as the latest refugee.
Western authorities withheld his
name.,
Final Gargoyle
Sells Out Early

New 'Generation'

U.S. Official
Challenges
Ouster Move
Defies Congress
Loyalty Decision
WASHINGTON, -(A) --
Michael Lee, $10,000-a-year Com-
merce Department official whose
loyalty was questioned in Con-
gress, challenged yesterday a move
to fire him and thus set the stage
for a battle to defend his job.
Lee showed up for work as usual,
despite a request by Secretary of
Commerce Sawyer for his resig-
nation.
LEE, a naturalized citizen, told
newsmen he had asked for an in-
ter view with Sawyer. However,
Sawyer is out of town and is not
expected back before Wednesday
or Thursday.
Department officials said they
are drafting ouster charges
against Lee and William W.
Remington, another $10,000 a
year Commerce employee, for
presentation later in the week.
Sawyer has demanded that both
Lee and Remington resign "in
the interest of good administra-
tion."
Remington was not at his of-
fice yesterday. He had previous-
ly arranged for a holiday and is
not due to return to work until
Thursday. He is scheduled to ap-
pear Wednesday before a grand
jury in New York.
* * *
BOTH LEE and Remington have
been under congressional fire on
security grounds. Both have de-
nied they are Communists or pro-
Communists.
In a weekend statement, Lee
charged that Sawyer demanded
f his resignation "after being direct-
- ed to fire me by a senate sub-
- committee." It was reported that
y members of the senate commerce
s committee had called on Sawyer
f to drop Lee. Some Senators said
an investigation of the depart-
ment might be made if he didn't
act.
y Secretary Sawyer's announce-
- ment that he wants the two men
- to resign emphasizedrthat he was
-not questioning their loyalty. It
also stressed that if they refused
e to quit, proceedings would be
launched to oust them.

Convicted Writers Denied

Supreme

Court

Edison Co.
Walkout Set
In Detroit
Strikers Seek
HigherWages
By The Associated Press
A walkout of 4,500 employes of
the Detroit Edison Co. was set
yesterday for 11 p.m. Sunday by
Local 223, Utility Workers of
America (CIO).

LATEST ISSUE-Jack Corcoran, '50, art editor of Generation,
looks at the latest issue of the quarterly which will go on sale
Thursday. Behind the coveT, designed by Corcoran, will be fea-
tured a new photography section plus ten pages with oil paintings,
etchings, aquatints, woodcuts, pen and ink drawings and illus-
trations for stories and poems. The cover of the new issue will be
a photogram-a new type of photography.
INQUIRING ISOTOPES:
Phoenix Funds To Help
Scientists Explore Life

(EDITOR'S NOTE - This is the
third in a series of articles designed
to acquaint Daily readers with pre-
sent and future plans for the use of
Phoenix Project funds.)
By VERNON EMERSON
The plant and animal kingdoms
will be studied inside and out with
the aid of radioactive materials if
the Phoenix Project is able to
grant research funds requested by
University natural scientists.
Not only have the researchers
outlined plans to delve into the
basic chemical make-up of living
things, but into their internal and
external workings and effect on
man as well.
SEYMOUR LEWIN, research
fellow in chemistry, has asked the
Project's directors for funds to
continue his work in uncovering
the basic properties of the chem-
ical elements.
Photosynthesis, that secret
process by which plants trans-
form light energy into chemical
energy and store it for later use,
will be studied by F. D. Macdow-
all of the botany department.
He will work on the development'
of chlorophyll, and attempt to
trace the paths of the elements
employed in photosynthesis with
the use of radioactive isotopes.
Mineral absorbtion by plants will
be investigated by Prof. F. G. Gus-
tafson, of the botany department,
who also has suggested using the
Notice
Because of the Memorial Day
holiday, The Daily will not be
published tomorrow.
Publication will be resumed
on Thursday.

atom to study the effect of weed
killers on plants.
Prof. H. H. Bartlett, director o:
the University's Botanical Gar
dens, has requested that the Pro-
ject finance trips to Japan, Italy
and Formosa so that experiment,
may be made on the effects o
radioactivity on plant life.
ISOTOPES WILL be used b
Prof. C. A. Lawrence, of the bac
teriology department, to trace th
distribution and effects of micro
organisms in inoculated animals
Prof. Lawrence also has mad
plans to study action' of antibac
terial agents upon these minut
bodies.
Zoologists hope to use radio-
active materials in tracing mu-
tations in animal forms as well
as the effect of these materials
in causing such changes in nor-
mal development.
Starting at the beginning, Prof
A. M. Elliott, of the zoology de.
partment, hopes Phoenix fund
will enable him to chart induce
mutations in single-celled animals
N. E. Kemp and P. A. Wright
both of the zoology department
will use the atom to study embryo
logy.
* * *
BUT THE ATOM will not onl
help University scientists to solv
the mysteries of life now. It wil
help to explain life of the past.
By using radioactive Carbon-
14, Prof. J. B. Griffin and Prof.
A. C. Spaulding, both of the Mu-
seum of Anthropology, plan to
date ancient plant remnents.

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And Prof. C. W. Hibbard, of the
Museum of Paleontology, plans to
use the material to trace extinct
life of the Great Lakes area.
(NEXT - Engineers and atoms.)

World News,
Roundup
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The United
State, Britain and France were
reported yesterday to be planning
separate but parallel notes reject-
ing Russia's demand that Trieste
be internationalized.
Officials take the view that Mos-
cow has raised the Trieste issue
as another delaying tactic in its
long fight to prevent the writing
of an Austrian treaty.
HONG KONG - Chinese Na-
tionalists and Communists clash-
ed at sea recently between British
Hong Kong and Portuguese Ma-
cao. Who won still is not known
here.
The battle lasted an hour. It
involved two Nationalist gunboats
and several troop-laden Red junks.
NEW YORK - Henry A. Wal-
lace said last night "The cold
war is the devil's path to des-
truction for both Russia and
the United States."
He blamed both countries for
keeping the cold war going.
RALEIGH, N.C. - There may
be a runoff primary election be-
tween Senator Frank Graham and
Willis Smith for the Democratic
senatorial nomination.
Smith, who trailed Graham by
approximately 50,000 votes in Sat-
urday's primary has the right to
ask a runoff since Graham lack-
ed about 12,000 votes of obtaining
a majority.
* *k*
OAK RIDGE - Some work-
ers crossed picket lines to go
back to work on. vast Atomic
Plant construction projects here
yesterday but for all practical
purposes the six-day old wild-
cat walkout continued.

Here in Ann Arbor, Robert R.j
Brown, district manager for the
Edison Co. said that if the Strike
occurs as planned, "it definitely
will not affect Ann Arbor."
* * *
IN DETROIT, the State Labor
Mediation Board has called a
meeting between company and
union for 2 p.m. tomorrow in an
effort to avert the walkout.
The strike was ordered yes-
terday by Martin J. O'Dell, pres-
ident of the local, who claimed
that the negotiations had broken
down when the company refused
to arbitrate with the union
demands for a four and one-
half per cent wage boost.
H. B. Tyree, Edison spokesman,
said that the company has of-
fered a four per cent wage hike
and has offered to arbitrate. He
estimated the difference between
the company offer and the UWA
demand at about one cent an
hour.
* * *
THE DISPUTE grew out of an
agreement between the company
and the union made July 14, 1949
under which the company agreed
to pay a wage increase equal to
the average of the pension fund
contributions granted the UAW
(CIO) by the Ford Motor Co. and
the Chrysler Corp.
O'Dell charged that the com-
pany has failed to live up to the
formula agreed upon at that time.
He clained'that union actuaries
had determined the wage boost to
be four and one-half per cent.
"We are perfectly willing to sub-
mit the formula to arbitration and
let actuaries figure out what we
should pay," Tyree said.
New Women's
International
House Planned
An international house for wo-
men will be a reality next semes-
ter provided that enough occu-
pants are found, according to Wil-
liam Price, Spec, a member of the
girls' house committee of the
Council for International Living.
The proposed house will be half
American and half foreign, in an
attempt to build international
friendship and cultural exchange,
Price added.
The Council was responsible for
opening N e 1 s o n International
House this semester, and hopes
to open as many of this type as
possible as soon as possible.
A meeting of intereted women
who have not signed University
housing contracts for next year
will be held at 8:45 p.m. Thursday
at Nelson House, 915 Oakland.
Anyone interested but unable to
attend is asked to contact Ann
Cotton, at 9274, or the House it-
self, at 3-8506.

NEW SHAVETAIL-Cadet Col. Thomas Rector, '50E, (righ
presented one of the second lieutenant commissions in the Re
Army that were awarded to 90 cadets at ROTC graduation
monies last night. University Provost James Adams (left)
sents the award. In the center is Col. Karl Henion, Commai
Officer of the Army ROTC.
* * * *
FRONT AND CENTER:
ROTC 'Cadets Recehv
Honors, Commissions

The University honored its
military units on the campus last
night as the Army and Air Force
ROTC held their annual gradua-
tion and decoration ceremonies at
Ferry Field.
About 400 persons watched the
military ceremonies. Most of them
were cadet's parents or friends,
some of who came from different
sections of the state to congratu-
late the graduates and award
winners.
* * *
LEADING OFF the ceremonies,
90 Army and Air Force students
stepped forward and received
Second Lieutenant commissions
in the Reserve Army.hProvost
James Adamds presented the com-
missions to the largest graduating
class in University ROTC history.
Two graduates, Kenneth
Greider, '50E', and Robert Le-
gate, '50E, were awarded Second
Lieutenant commissions in the
regular army.
Honorary awards for military
leadership and academic achieve-
ment were presented to 22 out-
standing ROTC students by
members of the faculty.
Winners of the three highly-
prized Chicago Tribune Gold
Medals for academic achievement
were Kenneth Greider, '50E, John
Lindquist, '50A&D, and Jack
Armstrong, '51.
Robert H. Dott, BusAd, and
Thomas Rector, '50E, won the two
Sons of the American Revolution
Junior Honoraries
Choose Officers
Two men's campus honoraries
elected officers last night.
Bernie Kahn, '52, was chosen
Pharaoh of the Great Court of
Sphinx, the junior literary honor
society.
Ralph Stribe, '52, will be Sepa;
Leonard Wilcox, '52, Scribe and
Neal Traves, '52, Osiris.
President of Triangles, junior
engineering honorary will be Bill
Konrad, '52E. Charles Remen ,'52E
was elected secretary, and Dave
Vanderzec, '52E, treasurer.

awards for outstandingn
leadership.
* * *
OTHERv AWARDS an
winners were the Scabba
Blade Award presented ti
liam Palluth, '53E, and
McNally, '52; and the
cago Tribune Silver meda
by Lawrence Kosne
Ronald DeCicco '53E, and
Van Veen, '51B.
Following the cerer
500 ROTC cadets parade
passed in review beforef
professors and military in
tors, with 54 membersc
ROTC providing the ma
music.
Acting as the color gu
the ceremonies were 50 m
of the Pershing Rifles, an
honorary military society.
More A-Bor
Money Ask
By McMah
WASHINGTON - (A") -
man McMahon (D-Conn)
Senate-House Atomic Co
said yesterday the Unite
is spending money on "too
a scale in the developr
atomic bombs.
He also said he belie
vastly more powerful h
superbomb "can proba
built" by thi country.
McMAHON said in. a co
ed interview published
magazine, U.S. News an
Report:
"Since the recent war
we have assigned less tha
fortieth of our nationaln
spending to atomic w
We've used less than o
cent of our national budg
whole for this purpos
joint committee on atop
ergy is now studying th
quacy of such a scale of4
"You think it's too sm
was asked.
"Yes," McMahon replie

Review
Re-Hearing
v Permission
Improbable
Movie Figures
To Undergo Trial
WASHINGTON,--(p)-- M o v i e
Writers John Howard Lawson and
Dalton Trumbo were rebuffed yes-
terday in a second bid for a Su-
preme Court review of their con-
tempt convictions for refusing to
tell congress whether they ever
were Communists.
One thin chance remains for
them. If it fails, the way is open
for the Government to seek a
n Reid court order that they pay the
Ris penalties prescribed - a year in
it S jail and $1,000 fine each.
serve Lawson and Trumbo can ask
cere- the Supreme Court for special
pre- permission to file another petition
nding for re-hearing .of their conviction.
But such permission is a rarity.
* * *
AN END of the issue would per-
mit the District Court to take up
the cases of eight other film fi-
3e cures. These have been held in
abeyance. All ten were cited for
-ontempt during the House Un-
American Activities Committee's
investigation of Hollywood in Oc-
tober, 1947.
military All refused to answer ques-
tions about whether they ever
were Communists on the
d their grounds that the constitution
rd and protects against forcing a per-
o Wil- son to disclose political beliefs.
James The case does not involve re-
e Chi- fusal'of witnesses to answer ques-
als won tions about Communist affilatio i
tt, '50 where they contend that their re-
i James plies might incriminate them. The
house committee has announced
monies, plans to test such refusals in the
ed and courts. There have been a num-
faculty ber growing out of various other
nstruc- investigations.
of the * * *
rtial IN THE Lawson-Trumbo litiga-
tion, the local U. S. Court of Ap-
.ard for peals ruled that congress may
nembers curb the right of free speech or
national the right to remain silent "when
legislating to avert what it be-
- lieves to be a threat of substanta-
tive evil to national welfare." It
was this decision the high court
declined to review.
ed The other eight Hollywood fi-
gures agreed to accept the law
held binding in the L awson-
on Trumbo case and to submit to
the local district court for trial
Chair- without a jury on the basis of
of the the record. They are Ring Lard-
mmittee ner, Jr., Allert Maltz, Alvaih
d States Bessie, Samuel Ornitz, Herbert
o small" Biberman, Edward Dmytryk,
ment of Adrian Scott and Lester Cole.
The vote in yesterday's ruling
ves the was 6-n, the same as that by which
ydrogen the cdurt on April 10' rejected the
bly be film writer's first appeal. Both.
times Justices Black and Douglas
favored a review and Justice Clark
pyright- took no part.
by the * * *
d World Actions Not
ended,
ian one- Guild Concern
mi Daar

eapons.
ne per DviesSays
get as a ____
e. The Special to The Daily
mic en- LOS ANGELES-"I regret see-
he ade-ing my fellow writers, for whose
effort." talent I have the greatest respect,
all?" he sent to prison, but I believe that
there is no other policy which the
Screen Writers Guild could prop-
erly adopt," Valentine Davies, '27,
Guild president, said last night.
The position of the Guild since
1947 has been that the action of
the "unfriendl yten" were the ac-
tions of individuals and were not
the proper concern of the organi-
zation, he added.
rion Le- * * *
ieze and "THE ACTION of the movie
h flower- companies in refusing to employ
these writers because of their nn-

'LIBELOUS ATTACK':
Technic Staff Aroused
By Gargoyle Lampoon

By NORMAN THAL
"A libelous attack by lit school
loafers on their betters," was how
Richard Humes, '51E, associate ed-
itor of the Michigan Technic, re-
sponded to yesterday's Gargoyle
lampoon of the engineering mag-
azine.
The Garg, last to be published
under University jurisdiction, con-
tained a miniature Technic, ob-
viously edited by Garg staffers,
which included technical articles.

Some Technic staffers, includ-
ing the magazine's faculty ad-
visers, had not yet heard of the
Garg expose. Other comments
from West Engine ranged from
"cute" to "outrageous."
John Miller, '50E, not affiliated
with either publication, claimed
that "if the Technic had the best
interests of Ann Arbor at heart,
they would at least have advocated
the removal of West Engine in-
sedad of Eat Engine to Vnsilanti."

SPRING COMMEMORATION:
Ann Arbor To Mark Memorial

By 1NAN B MLAN
Every spring at this time a
steady stream of cars passes
I u,... - L,., - - o aref m n n Til

the administrators of the ceme-
tary begin to prepare for Memorial
Day. Through seeding, sodding
n-A +I, - v a rm..f l-w + th

James Burrill Angell, Ma
roy Burton, Henry S. Fri
Harry B. Hutchins - with
Pdn wrnaths

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