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VOL. LX, No. 64 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Voices Support of
By JOAN WILLENS
The Young Republicans voted
last night to favor the dissolution
of the Committee to End Discrimi-
In the same motion the club
voiced support of the Student Leg-
islature sub-committee which was
set up to meet the Deans to find
out about possible discriminatory
questions on application blanks.
* * *
TIHE RESOLUTION reaffirmed
YR's belief in the principles of co-
ordinating, integrating and initi-
ating action against discrimina-
tion but suggested that the SL
committee take over CED's func-
The YR delegate to the CED
was empowered by a 23 to 2 vote
of the club to disaffiliate the
Young Republicans from the
CED, "when and if the occa-
Such action, however, may be
taken only with the advice and
consent of the president or the
executive board, according to the
EXPLAINING this clause, presi-
dent Dave Belin stated, "The YR
will take no action until the SL
committee makes its report Wed-
"If the report sets forth an ac-
tive SL program, we will with-
draw from the CED and support
the SL program as a more effec-
tive means for removing dis-
criminatory questions on appli-
The Young Republicans defeated
o motion proposing outright dis-
affiliation from CED by a 19 to 7
vote. Members favored waiting to
be assured of positive action by
the SL committee.
DECIDING to align itself with
the "more conservative" element
of the CED, the Young Republi-
cans approved holding off disaf-
'filiation until it was deemed "ap-
propriate" by the several groups.
The Young Republicans unan-
imously passed a motion against
the distiibution of a proposed
CED leaflet and withdrawing
the name of the YR on the leaf-
let as a supporting member or-
"It is not because of the contents
of the pamphlet, but because we
feel that pressure by such leaflets
is not the most effective way of
reaching the deans," Belin said, in
explanation of the club's action.
To Be Planned
Plans for Student Legislature
activities for the year will be
drawn up at a pst-election work
conference beginning at 12:45 p.m.
tomorrow at the-Rackham Build-
In addition, new members will
have the opportunity to see the
workings of committees and SL as
a whole in a series of committee
sessions and roundtables.
CONFERENCE chairman Do-
lores Olsen emphasized that the
conference was not only for pres-
ent SL members but thosewhose
terms expired recently and any-
one who has worked with com-
mittees or with the Legislature.
Those who were defeated in
the election and who still wish to
work with the Legislature are
also welcome, she said.
The conference will get under
way with a general session in the
third floor Rackham Amphithea-
tre, keynoted by an introductory
talk by SL President John Ryder.
AFTER THE GENERAL session,
the Legislature will split into the
six SL standing committees which
will be set up as workshops, with
each committee chairman as work
Natzka Will Sing
Role in Messiah
Premier Leaves Short-Lived Capital
Of Chengtu, In Favor of Formosa
y The Associated Press
The Chinese Nationalist government fled from Chengtu yesterdayt
to Taiper, on the island of Formosa-its fifth capital this year.
Premier Yeh Hsi-Shan and 14 cabinet members arrived on the is-s
land to set up their government, while Generalissimo Chiang-Kai ShekI
remained behind in Chengtu to organize guerilla warfare against thea
* * * *
FLIGHT WAS decided upon in an emergency cabinet meeting, ac-E
cording to Yen, after it had been learned that the airfield at Kunmingf
had been occupied-indicating that Yunnan's governor, Gen. Lu Han1
had made his long-feared defec-E
tion from the Nationalist camp,
and was holding his province until
the Communists would arrive.
This move would cut off the
escape route into Burma and
,, fLu's defection was the latest
blow in a disastrous week for the
Nationalists. The Reds were occu-
pying the South China coast, ad
Gen. Pai Chung-Hsi, Moslem lead-
er with the largest intact Nation-
.E ' alist army, had reportedly left for
. I Hainan Island, 300 miles southwest
of Hong Kong.
#rMEANWHILE, in New YorkE
commenting on the UN Assembly's
approval of an American-spon-
sored motion favoring a hands-offr
policy in China by all UN mem-
bers, T. F. Tiang, chief Nia-
tionalist China delegate said that '
his "government would fight onz
indefinitely from inside China, and
STEPHEN J. ROTH... on Formosa and Hainan.
Attorney General speaks here The UN , Assembly's motion
would "respect the right of the
R ot eeks people t China now and ithe
future to choose freely their p-
litical institutions and to main-
tamn a government independex t
18-Year Old of foreign control."
The Assembly also turned the,
China case over to the year-round
/ IA"Little Assembly" for continued
Vj~ ly gU study of Nationalist charges of
Russian help to the Chinese Reds.
Charging that students "do not Tsiang said he would offer de-
enjoy all of the franchises of citi- tailed information to the group as
zens" during their college careers, evidence for his charges that the
Michigan Attorney General Steph- Soviet Union is helping the Chi-
en J. Roth last night called for an nese Commusts. (The Russian
18-year-old voting age.Blcm brswethonyU
Speaking at an open meeting of members voting against the hands-
the Young Democrats at Kellogg off resolution.)
Auditorium, Roth asserted that
"18-year-olds have reached an age R rae 1
of discretion and their interest inS
government at this time is proba-
bly as keen as at any time during BoardOusts
"And I think the young voters1
would be a great stimulus for ac-1
tive participation in government,"
Roth added. SUNFIELD - (fP) - A rural
* * * school board met yesterday and
THE ENERGETIC Young Dem- dismissed its superintendent for
ocratic leader also decried the writing a letter to a magazine
"aura of mysticism which is about Russia.
thrown around government func- The Rev. Albert Kauffman, su-
tions in a college atmosphere." perintendent since last summer,
did not appear to defend himself.
Pointing to the average stu- He was given 30 days notice.
dent's "political inactivity and * * *
lethargy" during his college c - WHILE SNOW fluttered down
reer, Roth said, "I think it is un- on this Eaton county community
fortunate that more emphasis is of 350, the five board members
not placed on government struc- took seats in the school assembly
tures in our universities." room. This was the second time
Questionedmabout thecrecent within a year that the question of
State Supreme Court decision to dismissing a superintendent had
turn the prosecution of the Ivan A. come up.
Johnston bribery case over to him, Feeling was running high in
Roth said, "Our principle concern the town-so high, in fact, that
was the establishment of the prin- the board had called off a public1
ciple that the Attorney General meeting and decided to make
has the right to intervene in any the decision itself.
case in the State of Michigan They debated the question calm-
when, in his opinion, the public in- ly. This was in marked contrast to
terest requires intervention." a previous meeting last Tuesday
when tempers had flared and the
" board finally voted 3-2 against d.is-
fimenco tves missal.
-) INFORMED of the action after-
to wards, the Rev. Mr. Kauffman, a
grey-haired Congregational pas-
In Arm s Race or of a church in nearby Vernon,
said h had no comment.
At the previous meeting, he had
America is losing the race with stated that he was no Communist
Russia for military supremacy, ac- or Socialist, that his letter had
cording to Prof. N. Marbury Efi- been written in haste, that he was
menco of the political science de- fully qualified through education
pa tment. and experience for his job.
For Holy City
LAKE SUCCESS - (Ml - The
United States and Israel led an
11th hour battle last night against
a majority-supported plan in the
United Nations to make Jerusalem
an international city.
Russia, Arab members of the
UN Australia and most Latin
Americanrcountries are pressing
for international rule over the
Holy City now occupied in separ-
ate sectors by Hashemite Jordan
THE OPPOSITION hopes to
convince the U.N. Assembly the
cost of ruling Jerusalem under the
UN would be prohibitive - as
much as $34,000,000 a year.
The plan approved in the spe-
cial political committee yester-
day by a vote of 35 to 13 goes
before the General Assembly to-
morrow in the final round of
debate at the 1949 session. It
may hold up final adjournment
The opposition hoped to swing
enough votes so the plan would
not get the necessary two-thirds
majority vote it will need for final
approval in the Assembly.
* * *
THE QUESTION of costs came
before the UN budgetary com-
mittee as the last step before it
goes to the assembly.
The United States, Britain and
11 other countries oppose as un-
workable the plan to have the
UN try to make the Holy City
a separate international unit
under a UN commissioner.
In the budget committee they
won a partial victory. The group
decided not to recommend that
the Assembly approve an estimat-
ed $8,000,000 budget to run such
an international city for a year.
It voted instead to advise the
assembly that was the figure esti-
mated by experts of the U.N. ad-
visory committee on budgetary
and administrative matters.
ISRAEL WON inclusion in the
committee report, however, of an
opinion that this figure is "highly
unrealistic," in view of its own
experience of spending $34,000,000
in Jerusalem in a similar period.
Israel and Jordan have given
notice they will not accept inter-
national rule. Forcesaofthe two
countries have occupied separate
parts of the Holy City since the
1947-48 Arab-Jewish fighting in
Stundent Special May
Serve Upstate N.Y.
Students from Buffalo, Roches-
ter, Albany and Boston were urged
yesterday to purchase tickets for
the student vacation train to New
York, by Jim Sakai of Vulcans,
Facts Kept From
LIMITED DESOLATION-A view of part of what 27 wrecking men can accomplish in four weeks.
The land they're clearing will be the site of the New Men's Dorm. Construction on the building
is scheduled to begin sometime in the spring on the block south of the West Quad, bounded by Mon-
roe, Madison, Thompson and State Streets.
* * * * * * *
Workers Clear New Dorm' Site
By DAVE CRIPPEN '
Construction on the New Men's
Dorm has progressed only so far
as the destructive 'stage.
The dorm's site in the block di-
rectly south of the West Quad has
been worked over for the last four
weeks by a wrecking crew busy
with the razing of nine houses
which must go before construction
HANDLING the dismantling job
is a Lansing firm which has a crew
of 27 (most of them Ann Arbor-
ites) to do the work.
Marshall Keeler, the project's
superintendent, predicted that
the job will be finished Dec. 24,
just in time for Christmas.
Arthur L. Brandon, director of
the University's Information Serv-
ices, said yesterday that construc-
tion proper will start some time in
The crew has pretty well
wrecked seven of the houses so far
and gotten a good start on the
DURING THE process Keeler
said they've accumulated about
250,000 board feet of lumber, three
or four tons of lead plumbing and
some 600 doors.
A cluttered house on Monroe
St. has been pressed into service
as a combined field office and
salesrooms. Within it 15 assort-
ed chandeliers attached to what
apparently was once the house's
dining room can stil oe seen.
In the living room some of the
600 doors are deposited.
But that isn't all. Ernie Lang-
don, the salesman on the job said
proudly yesterday, "We salvage
everything but the shingles and
THE CREW has turned up a
number of oddities among the reg-
ular run of items. A number of
ancient newspapers were un-
earthed, as well as some big old
type $2 bills.
"Somebody always seemed to
beat me to any of the money,"
Keeler remarked wryly.
But Keeler has put his earmark
on a picture of Huckleberry Finn
rafting down the Mississippi,
which was unaccountably left in
the field office-salesrooms by its
* ~* *
A FORMER fraternity house on
Madison St. also contributed some
There the men found :a few
rotten eggs and a pair of pad-
dles, one of them a giant num-
ber which was apparently re-.
served for initiations and initi-
But the house's most fetching
relic is one the workmen won't be
able to save. It's a mural of sorts
on some of the unsalvageable plas-
ter, in what was once a bathroom.
On it a droopy-eyed Adam,
modishly attired in a fig leaf, is
shown advancing toward an ap-
parently interested but still un-
To Education Body
John A. Perkins, assistant Pro-
vost of the University, has been
named a member of a 29-man
commission to assist in the forma-
tion of educational policies, it was
Probe Will Go On
By The Associated Press
Lt. Gen. Leslie R. Groves, r-
tired, former head of the A-bomb
project, said yesterday that he had
withheld from Henry A. Wallace
secret reports which normally
would have gone to the former
The reports, Groves said, would
have gone to Wallace as a mem-
ber of the President's. special com-
mittee on atomic energy. -
* * *
GROVES had denied Wednes-
day that Wallace and the late
Harry Hopkins "pressured" him to
release atomic materials or secrets
to the Russians.
The wartime chief of the atom
bomb project also said he
thought theeRussians had ob-
tained some of our wartime se-
"How much they obtained, no-
body knows," he declared.
He said he hoped the House Un-
American activities committee
would continue its current investi-
gation, especially in an effort to
find out "whether there were
enormous, unnecessary shipments
IN WASHINGTON, House prob-
ers sought to find the trail of war-
time shipments of uranium mate-
rials to Russia, spurred by a Ca-
nadian announcement that 1,000
pounds of such material had been
sent to the Soviet in 1943.
House committee investigators
also think they may uncover a
1,000 gram shipment of heavy
water to the Russians, although
Groves doubts it.
Canadian trade minister C. D.
Howe said 500 pounds of black
uranium oxide and 500 pounds of
uranium nitrate were sold the
Russians in May, 1943, through
normal trade channels.
INFORMED CIRCLES said that
while both materials are used in
atom bomb making, the amount of
the Canadian shipment was so
small it could have no appreciable
importance on the Soviet's bomb
In an interview by telephone
yesterday from Norwalk, Conn.,
Groves elaborated on his testi-
mony before the House commit-
Groves said he showed one of
the secret reports on atomic devel-
opments to Wallace in the fall of
1943-but withheld others that
followed from the then Vice-Presi-
Asked why he had done so,
Groves said he "preferred not to.
He was asked if this was a de-
liberate withholding of informa-
tion from Wallace.
"Some people might think so,
Wallace declined comment on
Groves' new remarks.
R'eservations for the 1951 J-Hop
may be made by juniors, seniors
and graduate students from 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. Monday . through
Thursday in the Administration
Students planning to make res-
ervations, which will be exchanged
for tickets after the Christmas re-
cess, should appear equipped with
an ID card as well as a one cent
stamp to be attached to the appli-
Juniors will be given preference
over all other students, according
to Paul McCracken of the 1951
J-Hop central committee. All stu-
dents should b6 prepared to state
the specific night for which they
will want tickets.
Megrod, Headless Ghost Rider
To Appear on Campus Today
senior engineering honorary so-
ciety, which is sponsoring the
There is no certainty that the,
stops can be arranged, but Sakai
said that money will be refunded
if they pare not. All that is needed
to hold a ticket at this time is;
$5.00, he pointed out.
Since the New York Central
wants to know how many students
will be getting off at those inter-
mediate stops, Sakai asked that
prospective purchasers buy their+
tickets as soon as possible.
They are on sale in the lobby of
the General Administration Build-
ing between 2:30 p.m. and 4:30
p.m. every day this week.
Tickets to New York and Chi-
cago are still available, Sakai said.
H. H. Megrod has arrived.
The modern version of Icha-
bod Crane's Sleepy Hollow nemesis
was seen galloping across campus
early this morning.
Megrod, the illusive gentleman
who has captured the interest of
half the campus, is scheduled to'
reappear here at 11:45 a.m.
* * *
IF YOU haven't guessed it yet,
Megrod is Wash Irving's own
Headless Horseman, the Michigan
Ensian Ghost Rider on the Diag-
"The 'Ensian has borrowed the
headless terror to plague all the
campus Ichabods who have not
yet purchased a 1950 'Ensian,"
said Clarence Kettler, general
"Also," continued Kettler, "aft-
er long months of research, the
Ensian uncovered some surprising
facts about the Horseman's de-
capitated condition which it feels
should be made public.
* * *
"IN 1849, when one of our en-
terprising salesmen offered him a
chance to buy an 'Ensian, the
Horseman refused. Realizing aft-
erwards the enormity of his er-
ror, he lost his head-went off
his nut, so to speak-and rode
into the woods to live the life of
"The Headless Horseman con-
sented to leave his Sleepy Hollow
hermitage," Kettler continued,
"for the sole purpose of saving
Michigan students from meeting
a similar fate."
By The Associated Press
TULSA, Okla.-A spectacular oil
fire following an explosion in
which at least four were injured
was raging last night at the multi-
million-dollar West Tulsa refinery
of the Texas Co.
* * *
NEW YORK-Claude Adams
Putnam, New Hampshire ma-
chine company head, yesterday
wvas named President of the
National Association of Manu-
Medical Association yesterday or-
dered compulsory $3,050,000 an-
nual dues for its membership, part
of it's war on so-called "socialized
cess in treatment of cancer with
a new German drug was reported
yesterday by European research
specialists and docto-s.
The drug was described as still
being in the experimental stage.
* * *
VALLEJO, Calif.-Charred re-
mains of nine victims of a com-
mercial airline plane crash were
found yesterday amid the wreck-
a nn a deen hil near here.
articipating in a forum held
last night under the sponsorship ]I S
of the United World Federalists, FIRST HAND REPORT
Prof. Efimenco said "we do not
have war in 1949 because America ark Say
doesn't want it and Russia isn'ted.
"But you cannot engage in an By JOE TANNENBAUM
arms race as a means of maintain- Hatred of the Nationalist Gov-
ing peace," he added. ernment by the Chinese people
Prof. Efimenco and Prof. Emeri- erie ny evChin pople
tus John L. Brumm of the journal- rather than any devotion to the
* * . . ~ , principles of Communism caused
_ __ __ -
s Chinese People Hated Nationalists
vilian control were the three main
reasons for the collapse of the
Kuomintang," he asserted.
Under the Nationalist regime
equivalent to about $140 in pur-
chasing power) paid 55% in taxes
in 1948, Clark explained. Anything
the farmer owned was subject to
V +±2 army . ti,..,l.
food, or buildings without repay-
ment, whenever they wanted
them," he said.
"I watched one Chinese soldier
tn farm . witih a whin for four