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VOL. LX, No. 17 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Of Olds by Senate
By The Associated Press
President Truman told his
Washington news conference yes-
terday that he considered the na-
tion's defenses adequate, even
though the Navy's top officer has
complained that Naval Aviation
and the Marine Corps are in dan-
ger of being scrapped.
Admiral Louis E. Denfeld, Chief
of Naval Operations, made the
complaint before the House Armed
Services Committee which is in-
vestigating the bitter row in the
High Command over grand strate-
* * *
DENFELD SAID that under
the unified defense setup, the
Army and Air Force can control
the Navy and actually do.
HE SAID ALSO that the Air
Force has argued for a complete
elimination of the carrier task
force, the "most powerful instru-
ment of modern warfare." The
Army, he said has urged its "seri-
The President declined fur-
ther comment on testimony of
Denfeld or other admirals who
have rapped the Air Force em-
phasis on the B-36 for atom
bombing while they contended
Naval Aviation is being neglect-
Turning to other matters, the
President described as a bad thing
the Senate's 53 to 15 rejection of
Leland Olds whom he had nomi-
nated for a third term on the Fed-
eral Power Commission.
MR. TRUMAN said he could not
give Olds a recess appointment af-
ter Confress adjourns because the
Senate had rejected him. He add-
ed that he will have to appoint a
new commissioner but has no one
in sight at present.
Twenty-one Democrats had
joined 32 Republicans in oppos-
ing Olds. Whether Mr. Truman
plans any crackdown on mem-
bers of his party found in the
opposing camp remains to be
Switching back to military mat-
ters, the President declared that
he had given his backing to the
Senate in the contest over the size
of the Air Force-a battle which is
blocking appropriations for the
r whole military establishment. He
said that he stands by his endose-
ment of the 48-group Air Force.
Applications for house displays
for Homecoming Weekend Oct. 22
must be turned in today to Pris-
cilla Ball, at Collegiate Sorosis,
Any house that has not received
applications may call Miss Ball at
2-3279 or Jody Johnson at 2-2569.
Displays will be under the eagle
eyes of four carloads of judges'
Saturday morning, and first, sec-
and and third prizes with two hon-
orable mentions will be given in
men's and women's house divi-
Prize-winners will be announced
at the Minnesota game.
Some of the prize-winning dis-
plays may go into decorations for
the homecoming dance, scheduled
for 9 to 1 Saturday after the
Minnesota game at the I-M Build-
ing, according to dance officials.
The Rev. William Melish, re-
cently ousted from his Brooklyn
parish for "irresponsible leftish"
activities, will speak before the
Hillel Club at 8:30 p.m. following
Friday Night Services at the Hil-
1l Fnindatinn His talk will con-
SL Welcomes Guest
By AL BLUMRO SEN
Sometime today, the fate of a
blond, six year old child may be
And a Dayton Ohio couple
whose year old son was kidnapped
from the crib five years ago will
know if they have come to Michi-
gan on a wild goose chase, or if
the lad with the striking physical
similarities might be their own.
* * *
yesterday to find
Mr. and Mrs.
gave their blood
SL MEMBERS GREET GUEST-Student Legislature President
John Ryder, center, and NSA chairman Dick Hooker, right, wel-
come Michigan State Normal College Student Council President
Dick Mendenhall to the special NSA session last night at Rack-
Studet Legislature Gets
Report of NSA Delegates
By PETER HOTTON
Amid Michigan-inspired songs
thought up during the National
Student Association Congress last
August at Illinois, nine University
delegates told a special session of
Student Legislature and its guests
last night of the work done by the
350 NSA member colleges.-
Guests of SL were Michigan
Normal College's newly-formed
Student Council and Dean of Ad-
ministration E. R. Isbell. Dean of
Students Erich A. Walter was also
* * *
MC'D BY NSA chairman Dick
Hooker, the meeting featured re-
ports on the Congress and the
work done there by the Michigan
SL Vice-President Quent Nes-
bitt explained one of NSA's
biggest projects-the Purchase
Card System, formed last spring
at the University and under
' nsian Asks
"At least 7,000 youngsters will
be broken - hearted within 10
years," prophesied Bill Osterman,
'51, "unless 4,000 prospective 1950
graduates act immediately."
Osterman, 'Ensian campus sales
manager, was refering to the sor-
row that offspring of Michigan
alumni inevitably register upon
finding that their parent's picture
is missing from the 'Ensian.
WITH ONLY six days remaining
Osterman emphasized the neces-
sity of making appointments with
the photographers soon.,
He also pointed out that grad-
uates from any school, whether
law, medicine, literary or grad-
uate, are qualified to appear in
the graduating section of the
"More than 2,200 students have
had their pictures taken so far,"
Osterman continued, "but there
are approximately 6,000, persons
in the three classes.
At each sitting, photographers
take six shots, giving the student
a wide selection from which to
pick, Osterman said. Additional
prints of the 'Ensian pictures may
be purchased at reasonable rates,
Nesbitt also discussed student
leadership and its success at the
Congress. The same plan used
there will go into operation at SL's
retreat, to be held after the No-
vember elections to acquaint new
and old legislators.
Delegate Ed Lewinson told how
a fair education program was set
up at the Congress. Following the
beginning made in the New York
Legislature, the Congress estab-
lished a committee listing unfair
educational practices, such as
denying education because of race,
religion or national background
and a discriminatory use of fa-
* * *
DELEGATE DORIANNE Zipper-
stein spoke on the international
aspect of NSA, when last summer
350 American and Canadian stu-
dents studied abroad in programs
in seven European countries. In
addition 150 Europeans studied in
For the future, the interna-
tional NSA travel programs will
include next year tours in East-
ern Europe, North Africa, the
Far East, and the Pacific. The
Congress heartily endorsed the
setting up of travel bureaus like
the one utilized by so many
students last year at Michigan.
SL member Bill Moll spoke on
another international phase of
NSA - an investigation of all
channels to implement foreign
programs, aided by the United Na-
tion's UNESCO, on which NSA has
the only student chair, and the
International Student Service, the
European counterpart of World
Student Service Fund.
ONE OF THE BIG problems of
the NSA was whether to continue
cooperation with the International
Union of Students, the European
NSA, which had views far to the
left of NSA itself.
A compromise was finally
reached, whereby the IUS would
be truly representative of Eu-
ropean countries, bilateral co-
operation would be set, up be-
tween NSA and IUS and special
non - political projects estab-
Legislator. Tom Walsh spoke on
Academic Freedom and told of the
Congress' near-unanimous ap-
proval of the American Association
of University Professors, which
proposed that no teacher be denied
a position on a college faculty on!
political, philosophical or religious
See DELEGATES, Page 6
Doctors at the University
heredity clinic also took blood
from the thumb of little William
"Tommy" O'Neil. Twelve hour
tests, comparing the samples
will not determine that Tommy
is the Thompson long missing
child, but it will tell definitely
if he is not.
The Thompsons returned to
Lansing yesterday afternon after
seeing Tommy in the morning.
They were summoned here by a
call from a Grand Rapids news-
HIS BOARDING parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Linder Foote, of Hickory
Corners, Mich., notified the Grand
Rapids paper after seeing an ar-
tist's conception of how the long-
missing lad might look on his
A baby footprint, kept for
these five years by Mrs. Thomp-
son may also help in finding the
key to Tommy's identity. State
police have taken a plaster im-
pression of the boy's foot which
they will compare with Mrs.
Earlier, officials had planned a
comparison of a lock of the miss-
ing baby's hair with that of Tom-
my. But Dr. Clarence Ramsey, di-
rector of the Michigan Children's
Institute said last night that this
test would be inconclusive.
* * *
STATE POLICE detective Sgt.
Farrall Babcock said Tommy has a
"webbing" or overgrowth of skin
between his second and third toes
on each foot. Mrs. Thompson said'
her kidnapped son, Ronnie, had
Tommy has a slight indenta-
tion on the outer lobe of each
ear, which also cheeks with Mrs.
Thompson's description of her
The Thompsons are not letting
their hopes get the better of them.
"We're not saying anything until
we're sure," Thompson said yes-
* ~* *
TOMMY'S PAST is clouded in a
haze of data at the Michigan's
Children Institute and the Ohio
Bureau of vital statistics.
Institute records say Tommy
was born of an unwed mother
in Toledo, on Jan. 1, 1943. The
Thompson's son, Ronnie, was
born Feb. 11, 1943.
Tommy first came to the In-
stitute's attention in 1947 when he
was living with a couple in Lan-
sing. The couple said he had been
turned over to them by a woman
who claimed that he was the son
of her unmarried sister. The In-
stitute took Tommy from Lansing
because he had been receiving im-
proper care, according to reports
from the officials.
For the past two years, he has
been living with the Footes as a
boarded-out ward of the state.
If the blood tests do not destroy
all hope that "Tommy" is "Ron-
nie," police will begin an all-out
search of Toledo records in an at-
tempt to break the story of the
unwed mother, and solve a five
year old mystery.
To Be Shown
The life of a French ex-convict
is the theme of "Les Miserables"
which will be presented at 8 p.m.
tonight and tomorrow at the Lydia
'Mar1k avh qihatr
Freshmen Tuggers Splash
To Confused, Muddy Win*
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RAH-RAH RETURNS-Muscles strain and the crowd offers encouraging shouts of "Heave! Heave!'
as a gallant freshman tug-of-war team is pulled into the icy Huron River in yesterday's fresh-
man-sophomore tug of war. The tug across the Huron climaxed the festivities of "Tug Week,"
which is an effort to return school spirit and rah-rah to the campus scene.
* * * *
By PAUL BRENTLINGER
and JOAN WILLENS
Freshmen tuggers splashed their!
way to a muddy victory in yester-
day's "pull" across the Huron
Straining every muscle to win
two out of three tugs-of-war, the
Class of '53 climaxed Tug Week's
.'So ph Satire'
To Be Given
At Hill Tonight
Plight of Freshman
Talented sophomores will romp
across the rejuvenated boards of
Hill Auditorium when "Soph Sat-
ire" goes on stage at 8 p.m. today.
The musical comedy produced
entirely by sophomores as a part of
Tug Week centers about the plight
See PICTURE, Page 6
of the entering freshman and his
musical solution to his social en-
* * *
BRUCE MASE plays the part of
"confused freshman who doesn't
remain confused"; Fran Hanslov-
sky, "the nice girl"; Carol Ander-
son, "the siren; Neale Traves, "the
Big-Man-on Campus"; Joyce
Howard, the mother and Chuck
Emery, the father.
The script was written by Bob
Newman, 50 and Adele Hager,
'51, who also is in charge of the
production. Corky Gibbon is
stage manager and music di-
The original music used in the
show was written by Gene Con-
sales, graduate of Juliard School
of Music anq Montclare State
* * *
TICKETS FOR "Soph Satire"
will be sold on the Diag today, or
may be purchased at the door to-
night. The show is open to the
public, but is for the special en-
tertainment of freshmen.
effort to revive campus rah-rah.
HOWEVER, confusion arose
over the verdict when the first tug
was discounted because the sopho-
mores took advantage of a near-
by stump to brace .themselves
against the fierce freshman forces.
Unaware of the judges' deci-
sion, the sophomores thought
they had chalked up another
win when they dragged the
freshmen through the mud in.
the second heat.
The freshmen retaliated with a
ten second conquest in the third
tug. With an apparent two to one
margin, the majority of the soph-
omores thought they had won and
strolled home to dinner.
* * *
WHEN THE JUDGES called for
the third tug, they found the soph-
omore ranks depleted because of
the unfortunate misunderstand-
Although a group of sopoho-
mores volunteered to man the
rope, the freshmen scored an
easy victory in what turned out
to be the decisive tug.
Both teams were cheered on by
an enthusiastic crowd of almost
500 spectators. Some of the more
eager ones perched on near-by
trees to get a bird's eye view of the
* * *
CAMERA FANS feverishly
flicked shutters trying to catch
tuggers as they gallantly slithered
through the cold depths of the
Heroes of the day were the two
sophomotes who braved the icy
currents when one team prema-
turely yanked the rope into the
river. The duo sacrificed dry
trousers to rescue the rope as it
drifted merrily toward Ypsilanti.
By The Associated Press
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS,
W. Va.-Hinting at government
seizure of the mines yesterday,
John L. Lewis stated that the
UMW didn't want seizure, and was
against nationalization of the
But President Truman said he
had no plans for taking over the
mines, and operators said there
was no legal way for the govern-
ment to go into direct operation
of the pits.
LEWIS MADE his statement at
a news conference in which he also
disclosed that his demands for
ending the strike by negotiation
would raise theprice of producing
coal by 30 to. 35 cents a ton.
Meanwhile, in New/ York,
federal mediators reported last
night they. had found a "basis,
for further discussion" in ex-
ploratory talks with the Bethle-
hem Steel Co. on efforts to set-
tle the 13 day strike.
The mediators are trying to
reach a common meeting ground
among the struck companies in
order to start new joint bargain-
Modern architecture is not
merely a change of conventional
style, asserted Marcel Breuer, in-
ternationally famous designer, yes-
terday afternoon before an over-
flow audience in Architecture Au-
It is a development based on
modern changes in life and
thought, he continued.
* * ~*
EXPLAINING the fundamental
precepts of contemporary archi-
tecture, Mr. Breuer cited as basic
such principles as maximum sim-
plicity, practicality, air and sun
exposure, and standardization.
NEW YORK-(RP)-A Federal
jury was sent to bed at 10:21 p.m.
(EST) last night, unable after
more than five hours' debate to
fix the fate of America's 11 top
They are due to resume delib-
erations at 9:30 a.m. today.
The historic case went to the
jury at 3:53 p.m. yesterday after
39 weeks of bitter trial.
* * *
THE 11 DEFENDANTS are ac-
cused of conspiring to advocate
the violent overthrow of the U.S.
Government. If convicted, they
face possible fines of $10,000 each
and 10 years imprisonment.
While the jury deliberated,
about 100 pro-Communists kept
vigil outside the Foley Square
court house for some news of a
When the defendants left after
the jury went to bed, these by-
standers raised a cheer that
echoed across the tiny square in
* * *
THE JURY ARGUED the case
from 3:53 p.m. until it went to
dinner at 5:40 p.m. Then it re-
sumed deliberations at 7 p.m., and
continued to the overnight ad-
In all, they were closeted for
five hours and 8 minutes with-
out reaching adecision.
Before the jury went to the
Hotel Knickerbocker for the night,
it had twice sent out for evidence
used in the nine-months trial -
heavy books on Communist tac-
tics and logic.
THEIR SECOND request for the
book "Problems on Leninism" led
to a 56-minute discussion by at-
torneys in the judge's chambers.
However, Federal Judge Harold R.
Medina eventually decided to let
the jury have the book.
Judge R. Medina gravely
handed the case to the eight
women and four men jurors
after instructing them that
neither the Cdmmunist party
nor its textbooks were on trial.
"Do not be led astray by talk
about thought control or putting
books on trial," he warned. "No
such issues are before you here.
"AND YOU ARE not to pass on
the merits of Communism, Capi-
talism or any other isms."
The 11 defendants, and they
alone, are before the bar of
American justice, he said in a
charge that lasted two hours
and 15 minutes.
Running through his charge
rapidly and rocking back and
forth in his chair, Judge Medina
asked the jurors for "a just and
true verdict no matter whom it
* * *
A GUILTY verdict would have
far-reaching effects on the Com-
munist Party as it now is set up in
the United States.
U. S. Attorney Johiq F. X. Me-
Gohey, closing the government's
case, called the defendants "pro-
fessional revolutionaries" and
said they had threatened to go
underground if convicted.
"I assure you," he told the jury,
"that if the party goes complete-
ly underground, the FBI will go
along with them, performing the
customary efficiency the task as-
signed to them in the detection of
* * *
McGOHEY WAS through at
11:48 a.m. after perhaps the long-
est criminal trial in American his-
The 11 defendants, the elite of
the Communist Party on this side
of the Atlantic, are charged with
conspiring to advocate the violent
overthrew of the U.S. government.
Conviction carries a maximum
penalty of 10 years in prison and
a $10,000 fine for each man. How-
ever, a guilty, verdict almost cer-
tainly will be appealed.
CED To Meet With
Ian MacDonald, '50, was elect--
ed president of the Michigan Crib
Club, pre-law society, last night.
Sumner Howard, '50BAd. was
chosen vice-president; Lyn Ru-
dolph, recording secretary; Wil-
liam Morris, corresponding secre-
tary; and Dolores Hosel, treasur-
VIENNA GROUP CENTURIES OLD:
World News At A Glance
WASHINGTON-The Democratic majority of the Senate-House
Atomic Committee credited the Atomic Energy Commission last night
with taking "a vast enterprise which was falling apart at the seams
and reshaping it into a formidable deterrent against aggression."
A tradition of distinguished
choral singing is attached to the
group of Vienna Choir Boys ap-
pearing here at 8:30 p.m. tomor-
row in Hill Auditorium.
The 450 year-old choral group
has long been renowned for its
interpretations of the choral
wnrk empninll r rrn-nsrv f. it
boys perform in public--provided
it was requested by "reputable per-
A century later, the choir-
master allowed the Choir to ap-
pear in operatic chorus parts,
and in 1926, after the fall -of its
Hapsburg patrons, the group
began to make regular tours of
ganized at the end of the war,
7,000 applications were filed for
the coveted 100 positions open
within the'Choir. At its recent
appearance in Detroit, one of the
large dailies acclaimed the group
as "singing like angels to the ap-
preciation of a large audience."
The Choir, scheduled to sing
u thed f -irention of Felix M.
* * ~*
ISLEHAM, Eng.-Twelve U.S.
airmen bound from Britain to
Helgoland on a practice mission
S* * *
CANTON, China - The Chi-
nese Nationalist garrison fled
Canton last night.