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tGuilt Denied
.By Kostov In
Bulgar Trial
Ten Others Seek
Court's Mercy
SdFIA, Bulgaria-(P)-Traicho
Kostov, No. 1 defendant, attempt-
ed to the very last yesterday to
deny his guilt as Bulgaria's Tito-
ist treason trial drama neared the
4end of its last act.
One by one all the other 10 de-
fendants, some tearfully, shakenly
admitted full guilt in their last
words, pleaded their repentance
and threw themselves upon the
mercy of the court.
*~ * *
ONE OF THEM, former Finance
Minister Ivan Stefanov, declared
himself "shaken to the depths of
my soul that the man who brought
us into this situation is now deny-
ing everything."
(An American observer who
telephoned an account to the
Associated Press in Prague, said
the denial of Kostov, former,
vice premier, caused an uproar,
and the seven-man court sud-
denly adjourned without an-
nouncing when it would pass
(The observer said Kostiv was
cut short by the court as soon as
he began to speak and two armed
militiamen tugged at his coat-
tails until he sat down.
* * *
(THIS OBSERVER gave this
account: "Kostov, looking tired
but in good health and extremely
calm, got up. My Bulgarian is not
very good, but I heard him begin
to say, I have never . . .' when
the commotion began in the court-
room, and the presiding judge be-
gan to interrupt. ,
(The militiamen on either
side of Kostov tugged at his
coattails until he finally sat
(Meanwhile, the Bulgarian
press has started a bitter cam-
"paign against U.S. Minister Don-
ald 'R Heath, and the assumption
is that the Bulgarians are paving
the way for a demand for his re-
call, the observer reported. Heath
has been mentioned at the trial
as having had contacts with some
of the defendants.
Alumni Pick
Robinson for
Phoenix Post
Loren T. Robinson, '13, a De-
troit advertising executive, has
been named national publicity
director of the Michigan Memor-
ial-Phoenix Project, the executive
alumni committee has announced.
Besides working in advertising,
Robinson has had experience in
journalism and public 'relations.
ASSISTING Robinson will be
eight men who have been appoint-
ed to the national publicity com-
They include Robert Fuoss,
Philadelphia, Pa.; Philip M.
Wagner, Baltimore, Md.; Robert
S. Peare, Schenectady, N.Y.;
William A. Hart, Wilmington,
Dela. and Herbert W. Smith of
New York, N.Y.
Others are Arthur C. Pound,

Slingerlands, N.Y.; Leo N. Bur-
nett, Chicago, Ill. and Fred Smith,
New York, N.Y.
THE PHOENIX Project is a
large scale research- program de-
voted to studying the peacetime
uses of atomic energy in all physi-
cal, biological and social sciences.
The Project will be dedicated as
a living memorial to the Univer-
sity dead of World War II.
A drive to raise $6,500,000 for
the Project is now under way.
Alumni are conducting a special
gifts drive, which will be sup-
plimented next fall by a drive
to contact all alumni for con-
A student drive, which will con-
tact all students, will also begin
next fall.
M. any research projects are al-
ready under way under Phoenix
Project sponsorship.
Party Supervisors
Needed by IFC
Bob Vogt, '51E, Interfraternity
Council social chairman, yeater-



Taxi Experts


Defies UN
Offices to




Local transportation experts
last night expressed conficting
opinions about the ability of one
taxi company to handle the Wil-
low Run airport traffic Friday,
when the Christmas vacation rush
will be at its peak.
But regardless of all the con-
troversy, students can be pretty
sure that they will get to he air-
port in time to catch airplanes
leaving Friday afternoon. 1
SAC Plans
Hlearings on
IFC Action
The Student Affairs Committee
yesterday decided to hold hear-
ings at its next meeting on the
anti-bias motion passed by In-
terfraternity Council house presi-
Because of dissension within
IFC brought to light by a letter
to The Daily, SAC voted to hear
views for and against the resolu-
IFC'S Resolution: "All fra-
ternities existing on the Michi-
gan campus as of Nov. 1, 1949
and having a discriminatory
clause in their constitutions
and/or by-laws will be suspend-
ed unless they are able to pre-
sent to the Office of Student
Affairs by Jan. 1, 1951, evidence
showing that they have peti-
tioned their national offices,
asking that all discriminatory
clauses be removed from their
constitutions and/or by-laws."
tion. Each faction will be allow-
ed to send two speakers to the
Jan. 10 SAC meeting.
THE Interfraternity Council did
not present its motion to SAC
until Mondayiafternoon, too late
for hearings to be arranged for
yesterday's meeting.
Strong dissatisfaction with
the motion among IFC House
Presidents was indicated by Don
Rothschild, '50, president of
Zeta Beta Tau.
In his letter to The Daily, Roth-'
schild urged that the anti-bias
motion be defeated.
* * *
HE CHARGED, "The resolution
is overshadowed by ulterior mo-
tives for its passage. Namely, to
stop pressure on IFC by other
student organizations."
Rothschild called the resolu-
tion "watered down."
Rothschild explained that he
was writing the letter "because
I want the SAC to hear one affil-
iate's viewpoint on a resolution
which supposedly represents all
affiliates on campus."
J-Hop Ticket Sale
Reservations for J-Hop tickets
may be made from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. today and tomorrow at the
Administration Bldg., the J-Hop
Committee announced yesterday.
Committee members added that
booth contracts must be turned
in to Nan Byrnes, 718 Tappan,
by tomorrow.

verine Club said late last night
that his Club would register stu-
dents interested in traveling to the
airport at a cost basis on chartered
buses or in cars volunteered by
students or faculty members.
He asked all car owners willing
to relieve the transportation bot-
tleneck to register along with
would-be riders from 9 a.m. to
noon and from 1 to 5 p.m. today
or tomorrow at the Union ticket.
The Yellow Cab Co., which is
the only local taxi company now
authorized to run cabs to the
airport, is confident that it can
do the job.
"We now have 12 cabs licensed
to serve the airport. We have
applied for permission to run four
more out there, and we are pretty
sure that this permission will be
granted," Joseph S. Schiros, pres-
ident of the Yellow Cab Co., told
The Daily.
* !* *
COMMENTING upon a local
travel agency's prediction that
some 350 students will be flying
home on Friday, Schiros said:
"I don't think that the rush
will be that great. If necessary,
we will provide extra equip-
ment, with the permission of
the Michigan Public Service
He added that if students
"make reservations for taxis by,
noon tomorrow, we will guarantee
them transportation to the air-
* . * *
ON THE OTHER hand, Wil-
liam Puckett, president of the
Veterans' Cab Association, ex-
pressed doubt that one taxi com-
pany could handle all the air-
port business.
"I don't think that one com-
pany can handle all of the air-
port business. At, any rate, it
would be impossible to do it
with only 16 cabs," Puckett said.
Another taxi-cab company offi-
cial, John Weber, president of the
Radio Cab Co., said that "It is pos-
sible for one company to handle
the airport business before Christ-
mas, if the bus company provides
a number of special buses to serve
the airport."
So far, the Yellow Co. is the only
local taxi company which has ap-
plied to the Public Service Com-
mission for a license to serve the
airport. However, the Veterans'
Cab group will have an application
before the commission very short-
ly, Puckett said.
AIM Votes For
Dormitory Post
The Association of Independent
Men last night took steps to have
an AIM representative placed on
the Board of Governors of Resi-
dence Halls.
It voted to inaugurate an inter-
residence hall co-ordinating com-
mittee to investigate the possibili-
ty of having an AIM representa-
tive on the Board of Governors.
AIM also went on record as op-
posing a motion introduced in the
Committee to End Discrimination.
The motion calls for removal from
CED of all organizations having
discriminatory clauses in their

Entry Blanks
Called Fair
By Whitaker
Ease Interview
CED Informed
Prof. Wayne L. Whitaker, chair-
man of the Medical School admis-
sions committee, yesterday told
Committee to End Discrimination
members that questions appearing
on application blanks were used to
facilitate interviewing for admis-
Speaking to seven CED members
in a special meeting, Prof. Whita-
ker said that the Medical School
does not use questions of religion,
nationality, former name if
changed and request for photo-
graph for discriminatory purposes.
* * *
"WE HAVE a problem of deter-
mining which applicants will make
the best contribution to society
and this evaluation problem is so
great that we regard the problems
of race and religion as insignifi-
cant," he said.
"For example, we use the in-
formation as an opening wedge
in discovering what is the appli-
cant's outlook on life's responsi-
bilities and whether his religious
views interfere with scientific
The admissions officer also ex-
plained the use of questions on
nationality, family name if
changed, and request for photo-
He admitted that the question
of nationality was ambiguous since
the applicant could not be sure if
it meant citizenship or family
BUT nationality information is
used to make the interviewing re-
lationship easier for interviewee
and interviewer, he said.
The question on family name
if changed is a means for pro-
tection and occasionally is used
in determining fraud, according
to Prof. Whitaker.
Photographs help interviewers
remember the individual after the
first meeting, he said. In answer
to questions from CED members,
Prof. Whitaker agreed that it
would be possible to take photo-
graphs at the time of the inter,
* * *
"AND IT might be advantageous
since all pictures would be uni-
form. But setting up photographic
equipment would be cumbersome,"
he added.
CED members suggested that
question blanks be changed to
remove any possibility of dis-
crimination in Medical School.
Prof. Whitaker replied that "I
think that all these questions
might be deleted without hamper-
ing the work of the ,admissions
committee immeasurably, but I am
reluctant to see them changed be-
cause of reasons that are false."
They asked that questions be re-
vised to "activities in religious
work" and "Do you feel that your
religious views conflict with sci-
ence?". Another suggested revision
was to elaborate on former name if
changed to make its use clearer.
President Truman's Higher Edu-
cation Report stating that ques-
tions of race, religion and family
background are almost prima facie
evidence of possibilities of discrim-
ination does not hold at the Uni-
versity, Prof. Whitaker said.
Railroad Tickets

Ready Tomorrow
Return tickets for students tak-
ing the special holidayhtrainsto
Boston, Albany, Rochester and
Buffalo will be ready from 12:30
to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Ad-
ministration Bldg., according to
Dick Allen, Vulcans ticket mana-
Reduced-price tickets to all.
points are available from 12:30 to
4:30 p.m. today and tomorrow at


Action May
Wreck Joint
Control Plan
Jerusalem Called
Eternal Capital'
By The Associated Press
TEL AVIV, Israel - Israel is
speeding up the transfer of gov-
ernment offices from Tel Aviv to
Jerusalem, in face of United Na-
tions diplomats' predictions yes-
terday that such action may wreck
the General Assembly's plan to
put the Holy City under interna-
tional rule.
In addition the Israeli parlia-
ment (Knesset) has been called
to convene in Jerusalm within 10
"FOR THE STATE of Israel
there has always been and always
will be only one capital, Jerusa-
lem, the Eternal," Premier David
Ben-Gurion told the parliament
last night.
"So it was 3,000 years ago
and so it will be, we believe, to
the end of time," he said.
(The action came as the UN
Trusteeship Council began ab
Lake Success the task of trying
to carry out last Friday's decision
to place Jerusalem under supreme
international rule.)
* * *

HIS LAST BOW-Prof. Hereward T. Price accepts a volume of testimonials and a commemorative
scroll from two of his former students after delivering a University lecture last night. Making the
presentation are Homer Swander (left) and Marilyn Keck (right). The lecture was arranged
through the efforts of the Price-Student Foundation which was. organized after Prof. Price's re-
tirement last spring.
Structure StressedbyPrice

By DAVE THOMAS ward T. Price said last night at
The greatest need in contempor- the Price-Student Foundation lec-
ary Shakespearean scholarship is ture.
a sustained study of the structure The lecture was the noted
of Shakespeare's plays, Prof. Here- Shakespearean scholar's last pub-
Pollock Defends Policy of
U.S. in Germany on Air
Prof. James K. Pollock, chairman of the political science depart-
ment, last night defended United States policy in Western Germany
for having made the new state a "bulwark against Soviet Com-
Speaking before a nationwide audience on ABC's Town Meet-
ing of the Air, Prof. Pollock and Edward H. Litchfield, past chief
of the American Civil Administration Division in Germany, took
the affirmative stand on the question, "Is our present policy toward
Western Germany sound?"
* * * *
"WE ARE WINNING the battle for Germany against an ag-


gressive Soviet Union," Prof. Polloe
But in doing this "we are not
sacrificing anything vital in our
democratic credo."
Naziism cannot be a threat when
we have in Western Germany the
freely elected government of Pre-
mier Conrad Adenauer, in which
there are no Nazis or militarists,
the former advisor to Gen. Lucius
Clay asserted.
* * *
THOUGH admitting that the
denazification program in Ger-
many was not completely success-
ful, he said it has been "more
successful in our zone than in
any other, despite lack of Russian
Opposing Prof. Pollock and
Litchfield on the program were
Gen. Talford Taylor; former chief
council of the War Crimes Trials
at Nurnberg; and Charles LeFol-
lette, national director of Ameri-
cans for Democratic Action.
Ensian Sale Starts
The first campus sale of the
1950 Michiganensian will be held
today from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in
the lobby of Angell Hall.
"This sale today will be one of
the last chances for students to
buy 'Ensians at $5.00 per copy,"
announced Slug Kettler, general
sales manager.


World News
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-Federal inves-
tigators yesterday sought to find
out why a DC-3 air liner, riding
down to a landing in a fog here
last night, suddenly veered off its
radar beam and plunged into the
Potomac River with a toll of four
dead and 19 injured.
* * *
HONG KONG - Nationalist
troops yesterday abandoned
Chengtu, last mainland capital
of the Chinese Nationalist Gov-
* * *
NEW YORK - City officials
yesterday called for a shaveless,
tubless Dec. 16 and issued a flock
of other requests to make the
biggest city in the country the
dryest city as well on the first
"water holiday" in its history.
* * *
SYDNEY, Australia-New Zea-
land made the formal changeover
yesterday from a socialist to a free
enterprise government. Australia
is to make her similar shift next

lic appearance in Ann Arbor, for1
a while at least, as he will leave inf
January to assume a visiting lec-
turer position at Emory College
near Atlanta, Ga.
* ~* *
LAST NIGHT'S program honoir
ing Prof Price was arranged by a
group of his former students who
organized the Price-Student Foun-
dation after his retirement last
spring. .
Pointing out that Shake-'
speare's skill in construction has
traditionally been overlooked by
critics, Prof. Price declared that,
"only through the action and the
way in which it is plotted do the
great speeches and characteri-
zations of Shakespeare live."
"Nobody goes to the theatre just
to hear poetry," he observed.
The small, greying scholar ad-
dressed more than 2,000 students,
faculty colleagues and townspeo-
ple who listened with a combina-
tion of reverence and sadness to
the even diction and scholarly en-
thusiasm which has gained for
Prof. Price the admiration and
love of a generation of University
* * *
"IT HAS LONG been a fashion
to say that Shakespeare borrowed
his plots rather than invented
them," Prof. Price continued.
This attitude has been caused
by a confusion as to the differ-
ence between plot and story, he
thought. "Shakespeare often
borrowed his stories but ar-
ranged and altered component
events as he himself saw fit. This
is what is meant by plotting."
Shakespeare's plots do not re-
volve around a central character
as do those of other Elizabethan
dramas, according to Prof. Price.
* * *
"RATHER Shakespeare unifies
his plots around one central de-
sign of idea and sticks to this point
like grim death throughout the
play and so gives it form."
After the lecture, Prof. Price
was cited as "the most complete
expression of devotion to teaching
that we have ever known," by his
former students.
Visibly moved, the retired pro-
fessor accepted a volume of testi-
monials and a commemorative
scroll to close the ceremonies.

SOURCES from Lake Success
speculated that it might be nec-
essary to call a special spring ses-
sion of the 59-nation Assembly to
try to untangle the consequences
of the 1949 Assembly's overwhelm-
ing vote to impose a UN regime
on Jerusalem.
(Both Israel and Hashemite
Jordan, the occupying powers,
say they will not give up their
sections of the city. The UV has
no power of enforcement other
than pressure of public opinion.)
A Government spokesman told
newsmen the shift does not mean
that Jerusalem will become the
capital of Israel immediately. He
said no affront to the UN is in-
tended, but that the government
does not intend to alter its plans
to move all government depart-
ments to that city.
* * *
BEN-GURION rejected the UN
decision at the start of his speech
before parliament. He called the
ruling "utterly incapable of imple-
mentation-if only for the deter-
mined, unalterable opposition of
the inhabitants of Jerusalem
He said the establishment of
the governmental seat at Tel-Aviv
was a temporary measure, Influ-
enced by the war and the Arab
seige of Jerusalem.
Name' New
On Miehigras
Jan Oliver, '50, and Bill Peter-
sen, '50, Michgras co-chairmen,
have announced the names of stu-
dents appointed to top-ranking
Michigras positions.
Women were appointed by the
Women's Athletic Association on
the basis of petitions and inter-
views, while men were appointed
by the Union, which followed -a
similar procedure to make its
THE NEWLY appointed Michi-
gras job-holders will meet at 4
p.m. today in Rm. 3D of the Union.
Women appointees, with their
jobs, are Virginia Bauer, refresh-
ments; Jean Heidgen, '51, prizes;
Mary Moore, '52, programs; Va-
lorie Lemper, '51, parade; Bar-
bara Arter, '52A, decorations;
Mary Watt, '52, tickets; Jean
Schutt, '51, secretary; Rlena
Lindh, posters and Margaret

Vacation Proposal Will
Go to U' Senate Group

Supporters of a long Thanks-
giving vacation are still holding
their own after University Senate
The Senate, after hearing Stu-
dent Legislature's proposal to end
classes between Thanksgiving Day
and the Monday following, passed
a resolution to refer the matter to
the University Calendar Commit-
THE SENATE also suggested
the Committee study possibilities
of restoring classes the Saturday
before Christmas (suggested in
3L's letter) and also those Satur-
iays before each exam period and
;he spring vacation.

tion at its meeting in January, the
Committee will probably report to
the Senate Advisory Committee,
he said. Final approval must be
secured from the University Re-
gents, he added.
Dave Belin, chairman of SL's
Committee which sent the let-
ter tothesSenate, said that he
also discussed with Robbins the
matter of spring vacation falling
at Easter nevt spring and every
Robbins said that only three va-
catigns in the past 10 years had
not fallen on Easter. The reason

Indian Riots Spontaneous --- Sahni

Any riots that occurred in India
at the time of the division into
Hindu and Moslem sections were
spontaneous and were in 'no way
directed by the Indian government,
according to R. N. Sahni, an In-

The Indian, who was living in
India at the time of the out-
break, pointed out that these
riots began before the talks. of
the partition had even begun.
He noted that the Pakistan gov-

Samni discounted the possibil-
ity that the Indian government
attempted to spread an epidemic
in Pakistan by not shipping
chlorine to that- country. An
epidemic so close to India would


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