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CLOUDY, COLDER

VOL. LX., No. 74 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1950

PRiCE FIVE CENTS

Truman
British0
Move Splits UAW
West's Solid
Front in Asia
Thomas
Protest Raised Denies I
By C ogressmen
DETROIT - (';
By The Associated Press man who found ac
Britain recognized the Commun- Workers Internation
ist conquest of China yesterday in story of an abductio
a diplomatic move that broke the The watchman,
Western Power's solid front in the 134hours of constan
Far East and stirred up a storm of
protest in Washington. mTHOMAS SAID
The British Labor government headquarters and w
accepted Mao Tze-Tung's Pi _________
ing Regime as the government, in
law as well as in fact, of the
world's most populous country. It
agreed to the establishment of
diplomatic relations.
PS * * *
THREE SMALLER nations -
Denmark, Norway and Ceylon -
Immediately followed Britain's
lead, but the United States and
France held back.

Foresees

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Family

Incomes

day Red China

Watchman
sses to Hoax
Admits to Fake Abduction;
mplication in Reuther Case
) - Inspector Joseph Krug said a night watch-
dynamite charge. at the CIO United Automobile
rnal headquarters admitted last night that his
n was a hoax.
William 'Thomas, 58, broke down after nearly
t griling by police and the FBI.
-* * * *
he had been "working extra hard" at the UAW
was in a "bad mental state" following exposure

The British move was gener-
ally denounced in Congress, but
the White House was silent.
Congressional reaction pointed
up the possibility of a retalia-
tory move to cut down-or may-
be eliminate-further economic
aid to Britain.
But the State Department has-
tened to minimize the effect of
the split on the West's Asiatic
front. In a statement, the De-
partment stressed that Washing-
ton and London as well as other
Western capitals still agree on the
ultimate objective-a stable, inde-
pendent China free of foreign
domination.
IN LONDON, British Foreign
Secretary Christopher Mayhew
said Britain accepted the Com-
munist Regime "because it had
become the effective government
in China and not because we like
its policies and practices."
The move in fact had the sup-
port of all British political par-
ties. It aimed at protection of
trade interests and safe-guarding
of the British colony of Hong
Kong._
Recognition had been urged by
many British commercial inter-
ests, whose billion dollar invest-
ment in China was at stake. Econ-
omists say no other foreign nation
has such an outlay in China.
ON CAPITOL HILL Chairman
Tom Connally (D-Tex.) of the
Senate Foreign Relations Commit-
tee staunchly defended Britain's
right to recognize the Chinese Red
government. Butt Rep. Cannon
(D-Mo.), chairman of the power-
ful House Appropriations Commit-
tee said "it is stirring up trouble
for the future."
Rep. EatQn (R-NJ), ranking
GOP member on the House For-
eign Affairs Committee observed
that U.S. policy in the Orient
has collapsed. He termed it "one
of the supreme failures and tra-
gedies in our history."
A Democrat, Rep. Richards of
South Carolina, asserted that it
will take a lot of persuasion "to
convince Congress that there
should be further economic aid to
1 ritain."
Meanwhile, Taipei, the capital
of - Generalissimo Chiang Kai-
Shek's Formosa headquarters, was
plunged into gloom by the British
recognition, and President Tru-
man's decision yesterday to keep
American hands off the island.
Shi Sails for
Red Shanghai
ABOARD AMERICAN FREIGH-
TER, FLYING ARROW-()-
This 14,000-ton cargo ship sailed
shortlyafter midnight this morn-
ing for Red Shanghai, whose wa-
ters the Chinese Nationalists
nim in have mined.

PROF. RALPH BARTON PERRY
A* *
Guest Teacher
In Philosophy
Prof. Ralph Barton 'Perry, pro-
fessor emeritus of Harvard Uni-
versity and Pulitzer Prize winner
will be a visiting professor in the
philosophy department during the
spring semester.
Prof. Perry delivered the W. W.
Cook Lectures at the University
last year. These lectures have been
published i the book, "Charac-
teristically American."
"IMPORTANT contributions to
philosophy during the first half of
this century have been made by
Prof. Perry in his work in ethics
and the theory of value," Prof. W.
K. Frankena, chairman of the
philosophy department, said.
Prof. Perry taught at William
and Smith Colleges before join-
ing the staff of the philosophy
department at Harvard in 1902.;
Between 1946 and 1948 Prof.
Perry was Gifford Lecturer at the
University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Prof. Frankena pointed out that
this is the most important lecture-
ship in philosophy today.
While here he will instruct
courses in American and social
philosophy and a seminar in
ethics.

4if the dynamite attempt last
Dec. 20.%
Krug quoted Thomas as say-
ing "I wanted to commit sui-
cide but I couldn't go through
with it."
Thomas insisted that he knew
nothing of the attempted assassi-
nations of UAW President Walter
P. Reuther and his brother, Vic-
tor, also a UAW official.
"I WANTED to kill myself be-
cause people were saying behind
my back that I set the bomb,"
Krug quoted the watchman as
saying.
"I'm in a bad mental state.
I have been working extra hard
and I haven't had any sleep."-
Krug said Thomas "most cer-
tainly" would be questioned about
the dynamite attempt and also
in the Reuther slootings.
THERE WAS no immediate
comment from UAW officials on
the latest development in the
case.
Thomas' story got snarled in
the clothesline with which, he
insisted,'his kidnapers attempt-
ed to choke him.
Lt. Hugh Burke handed him a
rope similar to the one tied around
his neck when he staggered to
the gate of the Henry Ford estate
at Southfield and Fairlane, in
suburban Dearborn, at 8:30 a.m.
yesterday.
THOMAS made a peculiar knot
in it similar to the one found in
the "torture" rope.
Confronted with it, the quiet-
spoken janitor broke down.
Thomas told police he bought
the clothesline in Dearborn
Tuesday.
After breakfast early yesterday,
he went to Dearborn, took a bus
to an underpass on the other
side of the Rouge River, alighted
and tied the three sections of
rope around his feet, neck and
hands.
"I blacked out," he continued.
* * *
HE SAID he didn't know how
long he was unconscious. He
managed to untie his feet and
hands but could not get the rope
off his neck.
"I was still dizzy," he said. "I
'was staggering when the watch-
man came who cut the rope off
my neck."
At that point he was taken to
Wayne county general hospital.

Michigan Six
Defeated, 4-3
By Montreal
Caabins Rally
In Last Period
By BOB SANDELL
A. brilliant third period rally
gave the University of Montreal
Carabins a hard fought 4-3 tri-
umph over the Michigan hockey
squad last night before nearly 3500
fans at the Coliseum.
The Wolverines played the
Frenchmen on better - than - even
terms the first two sessions and
were leading at the second inter-
mission, 2-1, but bogged down in
the final stanza to go down to
their second defeat of the season.
* * *
THER WAS no scoring in the
opening period, although Michigan
had several good chances. Gil Bur-
ford had a breakaway at about
the ten minute mark but failed
to beat Goalie Marcel Auger, who
was near sensational in the nets
for the visiting sextet.
Defenseman Leon "Butch"
Bouchard was sent off for an
illegal body check at 10:33 for
the only penalty of the contest,
but the Wolverines could not
capitalize on the advantage.
It wasn't until 11:45 of the mid-
dle period that the Wolverines fin-
ally broke through the tight Cara-
bin defense. Ross Smith fired the
puck from -just inside the blue line
following a face-off to the left of
the Montreal goal.
THE DISC sailed along the ice
past several players and Auger
never had a chance to stop it.
Neil Celley was given an assist on
the play.
Celley made a neat play at 17:14
to give the Wolverines a two goal
lead. He took the puck at the
face-off to the right of the Mon-
treal cage and fed it across the
See SMITH, Page 3
Senator Lucas
Urges Action
In CoalCrisis
Congressmen Say
PeopleEndangered
WASHINGTON - (A) - Sena-
tor Lucas, of Illinois, 'President
Truman's own leader in the Sen-
ate, yesterday appealed to the
White House for action to end
what he termed a serious coal
crisis.
His action came after Republi-
can Congressmen complained that
the administration was withhold-
ing action while people were in
danger of freezing.
* * *
JOHN L. LEWIS, whose order
for a three-day week in the mines
led to the coal shortages, mean-
time faced a mounting pile of
lawsuits.
Lucas announced that he had
called on John R. Steelman,
presidential assistant, and told
him he should "lose no time
in laying all the facts at his
command before the President
of the United States."
Lucas also appealed to the
miners and Lewis to reach an
agreement restoring the five-day
week.
* * *
LEWIS decreed the three-day

week in an effort to get a new
contract calling for higher pay
and more royalties for the miners'
welfare fund.
Lewis, who with his United
Mine Workers has paid out $2,-
130,000 for contempt of court in
the past two years, was con-
fronted with these new legal
actions yesterday:
1. Coal operators filed suit in
Comrbnhi . O fnr $R 7900 dam-

TRUMAN POINTS A FINGER-President Harry Truman, ad-
dressing a joint session of Congress Wednesday, points his finger
at Republican members. He was blaming the "ill-considered tax
reduction" of the Republican 80-th Congress for the present budget
deficit. In his Economic Report presented to Congress yesterday
Truman said he wants changes in the tax system to "reduce
present inequities, stimulate business activity, and yield a moder-
ate amount of additional revenue."
MIXED OPINIONS:
Sampling of U otr
Cool to Euthanasia Lawv
By JOHN DAVIES
General adoption of euthanasia - mercy killings - was opposed
by a large majority.Qf University Hospital doctors questioned in an
informal Daily survey yesterday.
Most of them were opposed in principle, but several indicated
they would approve if adequate protection against euthanasia abuses
could be insured.
A TYPICAL VIEW was expressed by Dr. Carl D. Camp, of the
neurology department, who said'I would be opposed to euthanasia.

"I don't believe any doctor
decision on a case like the O-
Sander one. It's certainly il- -
legal," Dr. Camp added. I

has any right to make a
World INews

"I don't think this country
wants euthanasia officially ac-
cepted," commented Dr. James L.
Wilson, of the department of
pediatrics , a n d communicable
diseases.
* * * .
"WE STILL support the Hippo-
cratic Oath," Dr. Frederick A.
Coller, of the department of sur-
gery, said.
The Hippocratic Oath, which
all doctors take before begin-
ing their practice says in part
"I will give no deadly drug to
any, though it be asked of me,
nor will I counsel such. . .
Only one doctor - who wishes
See PICTURE, Page 4
to remain anonymous y- favored
euthanasia.
* * *
OTHER doctors expressed qual-
ified opposition to euthanasia.
"I think there are situations
where it is justifiable but I don't
think any one man or woman is
capable of making any decision
about the destiny of another,"
declared Dr. Henry K. Ransom
of the surgery department.
Tledicine moves so fast these
days, another doctor, who
wishes to remain anonymous,
said that it is difficult to decide
what is a "hopeless case."
"It's a problem of ethics,"
thought Alexander Barry, of the
anatomy department. "It's no
more a medical problem than
anything else."

Roundup
.By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-The 12 North
Atlantic Pact governments gave
final approval yesterday to their
joint defense plan for warding off
a possible Russian attack on West-
ern Europe; this cleared the way
for President Truman to make
available the one billion dollars
appropriated last summer to re-
arm U.S. allies.
* * *
ATHENS, Greece - A new
Greek cabinet, headed by John
Theotokis, was sworn in yester-
day with the power to dissolve
Parliament and call a general
election.
* *. *
WASHINGTON' - Speaking
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Congress Given
Economic Report
Predicts, If Prosperity Holds, Total
May Pass $5,000 Per Year by'55
WASHINGTON -- (A) - President Truman told Congress yes-
terday the nation's current prosperity can be expanded to provide
a $1,000-per-family rise in income within the next five years.
This, if attained, would put the income of the average family
above $5,000 a year - a figure which used to be considered the
mark of a "successful" man.
* * * *
KEYED WITH that shining prospect, the President set a five-
year goal of 64,000,000 jobs, a $300,000,000,000 annual output, and
looked forward to the eventual
"elimination of poverty."
58,700,000; and production was
about $259,090,000,00. F u
President Truman gave his of W est
views on the nation's future in
his annual Economic Report to 9
Congress-a message glowing with Pr ess M en
confidence.
But his words failed to impress
his Republican critics on Capitol PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia - ()
Hill. They said the White House - Communist Czechoslovakia ex-
is operating a "promise market" pelled the four.senior Western
and declared that if the present news correspondents yesterday,
"socialistic" trend continues the reducing Western press represen-
promises will be paid off in 50 tation in this country to four men.
cent dollars. Those expelled are Richard
* * * Kasischke, Associated Press chief
PRESIDENT Truman wrote: of Bureau, and Rob Roy Bucking-
ham, senior United Press corre-
"Our economic situation to- spondent, both Americans; Miss
day is good, and it can be bet- Amber Bousouglou, correspondent
ter. The lessons of the past and of the French Press agency (APP),
the magnificent challenge of and Eric Bourne of Great Bri-
the future continue to spur us tain's Kemsley newspapers.
on." * * 4
THE CHARGES against these
He told the lawmakers that the four were that they presented a
nation's economy has surged back "unobjective" picture of Czee-
strongly to "firmer ground" after slovakia to the Western wrld
the mid-year dip in 1949, and that they failed to report all sid
now it remains only to "tap the fairly, and that they had "cn-
dynamic forces of expansion." nections" with Czechs hae 1
deemed reactionary by the Corn
SPECIFICALLY, he added two munist government.
requests tothose in his State-of- The AP and UP men chl-
the Union message of Wednesday: lenged Bedih unededt
standby powers to control credit, chief of the Foreign Ministry
which he indicated is too relaxed, prh e pate no back M i
and more liberal terms on loarns to press department, to back up
sad businesshis accusations by producing
small hbusinessspecific examples. He declined.
Now, he said, the postwar Kasischke and Nate Polowetzky,
threat of inflation is just about who now will assume charge of
over; but he warned Congress:. the AP's Prague bureau, also
"We must not again make the asked the Czech officials to say
mistake of failing to adopt af- whether the official Soviet news
firmative policies necessary for agency, Tass, would have its rep-
continued economic stability resentation here halved.
and growth." THE FOUR reporters - the
As in his State of the Union ad- ones selected for expulsion were
dress, President Truman again those who had been here the
called for an increase in taxes, but longest - followed the Czecho-
he said it would not be severe. slovak story while the government
"In the long run, the Govern- placed new restrictions on the
ment's fiscal position depends Roman Catholic church, purged
upon the health of the national officialdom and the Communist
economy," he wrote. "It will not party and started drives to stamp
be promoted by drastic slashes out the middle class and to col-
in expenditures which are essen- lectivize agriculture.
tial to our economic growth and
to continued Peace. * Table-Namer
"NEITHER will it be promoted
by tax increases so drastic as to
stifle business activity." W ill Receive
He will present his tax re- Free T ickets
quests in detail to Congress
-later. All he would say yesterday
was that he wants changes in Three week-ends of free enter-
the tax system to "reduce pre- tainment are in store-for the or-
sent inequities, stimulate busi- iginator of a name for the "Inter-s
ness activity, and yield a moder- national Table," which is spon-
ate amount of additional reve- sored by the Human Relations
nue." Committee and the Union.
The HR Committee, set up un-
From a long-range, viewpoint, der Student Legislature to In-
he even held out hope of less bur- crease contacts between foreign
densome taxes by saying:,.. .-- aercntuents own campus,

"We should recognize that ex- adAeinstetsocmp,
pansion of the economy will plans the table to be available in
panson f te eonom wil te Uion taproom every after-
generate additional revenues and thenoon where students of different
strengthen the fiscal position of origins can sit down over a Coke
the government." or cup of coffee and discuss each
other's countries, experiences and
University interests.
WE ARE ATTEMPTING to in-
ids duce students in this way and
ds Full Life others to find out more about per-
sons in whom they are interested,
according to Bud Brooks, HR
Truman liked it. The President Committee's Union representative.
really knows his music though. He Two tickets to "Topper Takes
requested works by their opus a Trip," Jan, 13 and 14; two to
number and told me he was once "Joan of Arc," Feb. 19; and one'
considering becoming a musician." to the Union's Blue Book Ball
* * * Jan. 21, are in store for the per-
"HE SAID he used to get up at son who dreams up the best
5 a.m. to practice before he went name for the table in the eyes

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"BIG BUSINESS":
Financial Report Shows
'U' Grosses 3'7 Millions

to remove federal taxes on oleo-
margarine, Senator Aiken (R-
Vt.) charged oleo manufactur-
ers yesterday with staging a
"multi-million dollar campaign
of misrepresentation."
* * *
TOKYO-Four newspapermen
were quizzed yesterday and today
in an official investigation of how
a secret State Department docu-
ment on Formosa got into print.
General MacArthur's he ad -
quarters wants to learn how the
document, a secret memorandum
to representatives abroad saying
the fall of Formosa was antici-
pated, leaked out.

The University is "Big Business."
- According to the University's an-
nual "Financial Report" published
in December and covering the fis-
cal year ended last June, the Uni-
versity's income for the year to-
taled $37,359,936.a
During the same period, the
University spent more than 35
million dollars.
* * * ,
THE MAJORITY of the funds
were obtained from student fees
amounting to $6,932,413 and a
State Legislature appropriation of
9.750 .0A

ADDITIONAL funds are annual-
ly obtained from trust funds; ath-
letic, publication and other stu-
dent activities income; residence
hall income; and food service,
laundry and airport income.
Altogether, the University
holds nearly $20,000,000 in en-
dowment funds.° Only the inter-
est income from these funds may
be spent to provide scholarships,
research grants and professor-
ships.,
Another $86.306.873 in land.

LIST DU
No ted

D REMINISCES:
Musical Couple Le

- A musical married couple's lot
can be a hectic one.
At least that's what Eugene List,
pianist, and Carroll Glenn, violin-
ist, think of their situation. The
pair, privately known as Mr. and
Mrs. List, were interviewed yes-
terdav hfore their Choral Union

ity, and then in front of the
screen."
List, who spent four years in
the Army during the war, remark-
ed that even before he was form-
ally assigned to performing on
the piano, the Army kept him close
to pianos by detailing him to move

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