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Latest Deadline in the State
VOL. LX, No. 67 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1949

PARTLY CLOUDY, COLD
PRICE FIVE CENTS

.Hoover Hits
r High Cost of
Government
Calls Tax Load
Past, Safe Limit
WASHINGTON-(P) - Herbert
Hoover,tin a new appeal for gov-
ernment reform, said yesterday
that soaring federal costs may
turn "two Frankensteins loose in
the land"-higher taxes and infla-
tion.
The former President told the
National Reorganization Confer-
ence that while economists say
taxation beyond 25 per cent of na-
tional income brings disaster, fed-
eral and local taxes now eat up
"far more than 30 per cent."
"WE MUST CONSERVE our
strength and stop wasting our
heritage if we are to survive as a
free people," Hoover declared. He
offered a recipe for saving $2,-
000,000,000.
He was addressing, at a din-
4 ner, several hundred members of
the citizens committee for the
Hoover report.
Heading his priority list was a
"skilled, non-political civil serv-
ice." He urged that hiring and fir-
ing be done by the agencies them-
selves, instead of by the civil serv-
ice commission.-
SECOND IN priority was budget
and accounting reform. His list
continued:
third-reorganizationr of the
Post Office, and its removal
from politics.
Fourth-unification of federal
hospital services.
Fifth-unification of water
conservation services.
Sixth-unification of land man-
agement.

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-Photo by Alan Reid
SEASONAL SWEETS-Interfraternity Council members use mass
production methods in packing 5,000 bags with candy and peanuts.
These gifts and others will go to Ann Arbor school children who
attend the annual IFC Christmas party tomorrow. Every f rater-
nity on campus contributed to the financipg of the party.
IFC Christmas Party Will
Offer Candy, Gifts, Fun
A strong candy-shop aroma greets callers at the Interfraternity
Council's offices these days.
The offices, on the third floor of the Union, are currently the
scene of a mass gift-packing effort on the part of IFC staffers.
* * * *
THEY'RE PREPARING for the annual IFC Christmas party for
Ann Arbor children, which will be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. tomorrow
in Hill Auditorium. All local school children have been invited.
More than 5,000 paper bags are being filled with gumdrops,
hard candy, peanuts, candy canes-all calculated to bring joy to any
- * youngster's heart. Other gifts

SEVENTH--u n i f is a t i a n
transportation services.
Union's Ride

of

Setup Lacks,
Cars, Drver
Students interested in signing
up with the Union's travel bureau
for a possible ride home for the
holidays must do so before 5
p.m. today, in the Union lobby.
But unless a lot of drivers sign
up today also, many of the would-
be riders will be patronizing rail
and bus companies Friday after-
noon.
AT THE END of the registra-
tion period yesterday, only 125
drivers had signed up with the
bureau, according to Don Boerma,
'50E, co-manager of the service.
"This number is not enough
to take care of the 700 students
who want rides," Boerma said.
The supply-demand problem is
especially acute for people going
to Chicago and New York, with
potential riders exceeding drivers
by a wide margin.
IN CONTRAST with this situa-
tion, nearly everyone who wants
to ride to California or Florida or
other distant destinations can be
accommodated, according to Boer-
ma.
As an incentive to more driver-
participation in the travel bureau's
program, riders will share all the
expenses of the trip.
Highest Court
Upholds Rent
Control Law
WASHINGTON- (/P) -The va-
lidity of the present federal rent
control act was upheld by the
Supreme Court yesterday.
By an 8-0 vote, the Court threw
out arguments that Congresstwent
too far in delegating power to
state and local governments to
free themselves of controls.
THE ACT, a successor to pre-
vious control legislation, became
effective last April 1. It will ex-
pire June 30.
Whether Congress will extend
controls beyond that date is an
open question.
The government estimates
that some 14,00Q,000 housing

SAC to Debate
IFC Bias Rule
The anti-bias resolution passed
by Interfraternity Council House
Presidents will be considered by
the Student Affairs Committee to-
day.
The resolution calls upon the
committee to suspend any frater-
nity having bias clauses in its con-
stitution, if it fails to petition its
national offices to remove the bias
clauses.
Deadline' for such petitions is
Jan. 1, 1951.
The House Presidents passed
the motion at their meeting two
weeks ago. IFC President Jake
Jacobson,'50, said last night,"I
think it's a good motion, and one
in the right direction."

include story and coloring books.
In addition to a gift bag for each
child, the party will feature a va-
riety of entertainment-tumblers,
acrobats, a magician.
And of course, a Santa Claus.
"Buzz" Durant, '50, will lend his
padded presence to the proceed-
ings as he passes out the thousands
of gifts.
MEMBERS of IFC will supervise
the party and "do their best to
keep the kids happy," IFC repre-
sentatives said.
Some of the supplies for the
party were donated by Ann Ar-
bor merchants. Most w e r e
bought with funds from the IFC
treasury, to which all fraterni-
ties contribute.
So, in a very real sense, children
attending the party can well thank
every fraternity man on campus
for helping to make their Christ-
mas a happier one.

Plane Crash
eleved To
ClaimFour
Navy Air Force
Rescue Nineteen
WASHINGTON-(')-A Capi-
tal airliner groping for National
Airport in a pea soup fog crashed
into the Potomac River last night
and authorities announced that
three or four persons were "pre-
sumed dead."
At least 19 others, many of them
seriously hurt, were rescued from
mid-river by Navy and Air Force
crash boats speeding through the
water in the murk.
* * *
THE WRECKED craft had been
bound from Memphis, Tenn., to
Washington via Norfolk, carrying
mostly Navy and Army men on
Christmas leave.
Capital Airlines announced
shortly after midnight that the
pilot and co-pilot of the craft
were believed dead, trapped in
the submerged plane.
They were W. J. Davis, Co-Pilot,
and L. L. Porter, both of Alexan-
dria, Virginia. Air Force authori-
ties said that at least one other
body might be in the craft.
Although it was announced at
one time that salvage operations
were being discontinued until
daylight, later is was made plain
that they would continue. Work-
ers were cutting through the side
of the plane in an effort to bring
out the bodies.
No torches were being used on
the possibility that someone might
still be alive in the wreckage of
the craft, which was partly above
water.
e * . .
THE TIDE was beginning to rise
and water was rising higher on the
plane's wreckage.
Fog was terrific, before the
crash, even on the ground. Many
other airplanes were "stacked
up" awaiting a chance to land.
The crashed plane itself, during
its hour of circling, almost land-
ed once. That attempt failed
when the plane's radio lost con-
tact, it was reported, and ti
ship climbed for another try.
Then all contact was lost. At-
tempts to track it in by radar
failed.
World News
Roundup
TAKU BAR, China-(P)-U.S.
Consul General Angus Ward and
his party of 19-ousted from Red
China-were scheduled to begin
today their slow journey by ship
to the United States.
* * *
TEL AVIV, Israel - (,[) - An
extraordinary meeting of the
Hebrew Knesset (parliament)
was postponed yesterday be-
cause of a split in Premier David
Ben-Gurion's Mapai (labor) party
party over the cabinet's position
on UN internationalization of
Jerusalem.
TAIPEH, Formosa - (P) - The
Chinese Nationalist Government
was authoritatively portrayed last
night as ready to make immediate
drastic reforms on Formosa to
earn American economic and dip-
lomatic assistance in holding this
island fortress against the Com-
munists.

WASHINGTON - (P) --Con-
gressmen seeking more informa-
tion on wartime shipsments of
some atomic materials to Russia
turned back yesterday to two key
witnesses, Lt. Gen. Leslie R.
Groves and former Major George
Racey Jordan.
Last Day For
%TO A i-, -

Honestly!
BALTIMORE - William O.
Gardner told a judge today he
wasn't trying to escape lasit
year from the Maryland pen-
itentiary.
He simply fell off a truck
while working outside the pris-
on walls and stayed out when it
didn't stop to pick up.
And the reason lie never
telephoned anyone during the
76 days he was at large was
because he didn't have a nickel.
Circuit Court Judge Robert
France skeptically added a
year to the four-year sentence
the 27-year-old Garner was
serving for burglary.
UA W Chief
Blasts Reds
In Europe
PARIS- (/ ) -Walter Reuther,
President of the C.I.Q. United
Automobile Workers, yesterday
urged free European unions to
fight the Communists on a
"bread-and-butter level," by show-
ing they could get more for la-
bor.
SPEAKING at a news confer-
encer in his Paris hotel, Reuther
also:
1. Predicted Easier coopera-
tion between the Congress of In-
dustrial organizations and the
American Federation of Labor
at home, after their recent co-
operation in forming the Inter-
national Confederation of Free
Trade Unions at London last
week.
2. Criticized as "intolerable"
French controls on wages without
controls on prices, and said that
French unions would have to sup-
port other parties if the govern-
ment would not make policy in
labor's interest.
Tryouts for
Youth Group
To BeHeld
Tryouts for a University repre-
sentative to Gov. G. Mennen Wil-
liams' Michigan Youth Committee
will be held at 4 p.m. today and to-
morrow in the Union.
A board of representatives from
Student Legislature, League and
Union will select six students, one
of whom will be appointed by the
governor.
TODAY'S interviews will be held
in Rm. 3K and tomorrow's in Rm.
3N of the Union.
The Committee, consisting of
persons appointed from all over
the state by the governor, will
meet approximately once a
month in Lansing to discuss,
and make recommendations on
high school and college prob-
lems to educational authorities
in Washington, D.C., according
to SL President John Ryder.
The Committee iscone of 48 in
the country, one for each state, he
added.
RYDER SAID that tryouts must
be interested in dealing with prob-
lems of college and high school
students. They must also be Mich-
igan residents, he added.

By JIM BROWN
More than 320 students plan-
ning to, leave Ann Arbor by way
of Willow Run Airport Friday
afternoon will be facing acritical
taxicab shortage unless emergen-
cy steps are taken by the -Michi-
gan Public Service Commission
within the next three days.
According to a special common
carrier license held by one local
taxicab company, only 12 cabs
are authorized to make the 20
minute trip to Willow Run and
are permitted to carry a maxi-
mum of only four passengers each.
The license, granted several
months ago by the Public Service
Chance Still
Open for Long
Thanksgiving
The possibility of a long week-
end at Thanksgiving is still open,
according to Frank E. Robbins,
chairman of the Calendar Com-
mittee.
He made this statement in view
of the University Senate's move-
ment yesterday to "refer to the
Calendar Committee for consider-
ation several revisions in the Uni-
versity calendar."
Specific revisions were not di-
vulged by the Senate, which held a
closed session.
Dave Belin, chairman of Stu-
dent Legislature "Committee To
End Classes on the Thanksgiving
Weekend," said, "I will attempt to
see how the situation stands at the
moment and to find out what ac-
tion may be taken in the near fu-
ture."

SANTA HITS A SNAG-The appearance of Santa Claus before a
group of children Saturday at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was delayed
when he parachuted from his plane and the "chute" tangled in
power wires. A power company employe had to untangle the red-
suited visitor.
ONLY TWELVE ON JOB:
Airport Bound Students
FaceTaxicab Shortage

Commission, further stipulates
that drivers of any other cab com-
pany who operate on the airport
run are subject to fines or jail
sentences.
MEANWHILE, the manager of
a local travel agency predicted
yesterday that more than 320
students will attempt to scurry
out to the Willow Run airport to
catch the Friday afternoon flights
home for the Christmas vacation.
Estimating a total 45 minute
round trip to the airport, in-
cluding time required to pick up
passengers, the 12 cabs licensed
to make the airport run could
handle a maximum of 240 pas-
sengers from 2 to 6 p.m.
At least 100 students, there-
fore, may miss their scheduled
flights because pf inadequate
transportation facilities to the air-
port.
* * * .
TO ALLEVIATE this congested
situation, another local cab com-
pany is planning to file an appli-
cation for revocation of the exclu-
sive Willow Run license with the
Public Service Commission.
A company spokesman charg-
ed that the license does not
meet the "public convenience
and necessity" requirements for
all common carrier licenses. He
added that a special request for
an "emergency relaxation' of
the franchise will be sought for
Friday afternoon.
Contacted by The Daily yester-
day afternoon, John McCarthy,
chairman of the Commission, said
he had received no formal appli-
cation asking that the license be
revoked, although he had been
contacted by George Burke, Jr.

SCHOLAR HONORED:
Price To Lecture Again
OnShakespeare Tonight
__________ 4> *

Note Charges
Restrictions
Webb Questions
Future Relations
WASHINGTON - (A) - The
United States denounced Commu-
nist Bulgaria yesterday for sub-
jecting American legation offi-
cials at Sofia to "indignities," re-
strictions and false charges.
Undersecretary James E. Webb
summoned Bulgaria's top Wash-
ington representative to the State
Department for a sharply-worded
protest against the actions of his
Soviet bloc government.
WEBB RAISED the question of
"the Bulgarian governnent's in-
tentions with respect to the main-
tenance of normal relations be-
tween the two countries," the
State Department said.
Reporters asked press officer
Michael J. McDermott whether
this was an implied threat to
break off American diplomatic
relations with Bulgaria. McDer-
mott declined direct comment,
saying he could add nothing to
the formal announcement.
Webb's denounciation was made
to Dr. Peter Voutov, charge de af-
faires. It was based on the charge
that the Bulgarian government
has made a "deliberate attempt"
to involve U.S. Minister Donald R.
Heath in the current Communist
purge trial of Traicho Kostov, for-
mer vice premier.

THE .STATE D epart m ent
charged that the Bulgarian gov-
ernment permitted "scurrilous ar-
ticles" in its controlled press at-
tacking the State Department and
Minister Heath and indicating
that Heath had deliberately lied in
denying that he had ever seen
Kostov or had ever exchanged a
word with him.
Meanwhile, in Sofia the death
penalty by hanging was de-
manded by state prosecutors for
Kostov, former vice premier,
and 10 co-defendants charged
with treason, spying and sabo-
tage.
Kostov, Bulgaria's No. 2 Com-
munist, was accused of having
plotted with Premier Marshal Tito
of Yugoslavia and with British
and American "imperialists" to
pull Bulgaria out of the Soviet
sphere and annex it to Yugoslavia
in an anti-Soviet bloc.
IN A SENSATIONAL court room
drama, Kostov had repudiated
portions of his pre-trial confession
to police. But the state countered
through his co-defendants who
testified against him.
Two prosecutors for three
hours bitterly assailed "Anglo-
American imperialism" a n d
Marshal Tito as the real masters
of Kostov and his co-defendants.
The chief prosecutor, Vladimir
Bilchev, demanded the "heaviest
punishment"-death by hanging-
only for Kostov and four other de-
fendants.
Pollock Will
Debate On
ABC Hookup
Prof. James K. Pollock, chair-
man of the political science de-
partment, and Edward H. Litch-
field, past chief of the Civil Ad-
ministration Division in Germany,
will defend U.S. policy in Germany
before a nation-wide radio audi-
ence 8:30 p.m. today.
In a Town Meeting of the Air
broadcast, Prof. Pollock and Litch-
field will support the affirmative
side of the subject, "Is our
present policy toward Germany
sound?" The program will be
aired over the ABC network.
TAKING THE opposing view

Prof. Hereward T. Price will pre-
sent some of his famous Shakes-
pearian comments at 8 p.m. today
in Rackham Lecture Hall-the end
result of gratitude and devotion
by a group of his former Univer-
sity students.
In a University lecture present-
ed by the Price-Student Founda-
tion and sponsored by the English
department, Prof. Price will dis-
cuss "The Construction of Shakes-
peare's PlayA."
per * * *
LAST SPRING when Prof. Price
began his retirement furlough
from the University, students from
both his Shakespeare and Chaucer
classes decided to organize the
Price-Student Sharkespeare Foun-
dation with the purpose of en-
abling students to again hear Prof.
Price.
During the last few minutes
of his final Shakespeare class at
the University, Prof. Price's stu-
dents presented him with a
bound volume of his lectures for

IN FIVE PLACES AT ONCE?
Singer Stevens Exudes Joie de Vivre

HEREWARD T. PRICE
.. .to speak today
lecturer position at Emory Col-

By PHOEBE FELDMAN
Sandwiching her Ann Arbor
concert between two Metropolitan
Opera engagements, Rise Stevens
wound up her appearance here
yesterday in a backstage whirl
renewing ld*Al-friends~hips. thank-

MISS STEVENS, commenting
on a recent Time interview which
inferred that she had "never
bothered to marry her husband,"
stated - "a little surprised that
some people might interpret

ly married!" she reiterated
firmly.
Relating how littleher young
son thinks of arias and operas,
Miss Stevens said that a few
years ago he remarked over Mil-
ton Cross' children's concerts on
the air. thaithewas "waiting to

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