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VOL. LX., No. 82 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1950
PRICE FIVE CENTS
To Be Questioned
On Atomic Leak
WASHINGTON-(P) - The
House Un - American Activities
Committee decided yesterday to
question former vice-president
Henry A. Wallace and Lieut. Gen.
Leslie R. Groves late this month
in its investigation of reported
wartime uranium shipments to
The committee's decision was
made known by Rep. Nixon (R-
* * *
° GROVES, wartime head of the
Manhattan Atomic Energy Proj-
ect, was questioned by the com-
mittee last month. He said at that
time that Wallace had n e v e r
"pressured" him to let the Rus-
sians have atomic information or
Wallace requested a public
hearing after radio commenta-
tor Fulton Lewis, Jr., mentioned
his name in discussing reported
shipments to Russia.
The committee has invited Wal-
lace to testify on January 24 and
General Groves on January 25.
AT HIS FIRST appearance,
Groves told the committee Wal-
lace never applied pressure on him
in connection with the atomic en-
The committee made no an-
nouncement as to whether it will
again question George Racey Jor-
dan, former Air Force major who
claimed uranium shipments to
Russia cleared through the Air
Force field at Great Falls, Mon-
tana, while he was stationed there.
Wallace has called the Lewis re-
port the "sheerest fabrication"
and demanded a chance to testify
in his own behalf.
Cites Need of
City To Inspect All
(EDITOR'S NOTE-This is the third of a series of articles on fire pre-
cautions in local student boarding houses.
By DAVIS CRIPPEN
Striking out at substandard fire precautions in local rooming
houses, the Ann Arbor Common Council last night passed a resolu-
tion to hire an assistant building inspector who will inspect all
Presented by Chairman John Swisher of the Public Works Com-
mittee the move was okayed unanimously.
* * * *
CITY ENGINEER George Sandenburgh discussing the plan with
me last week said, that though nothing definite has been planned
yet, when the inspection tour starts student rooming houses probably
will be number one on the list.
The starting date of the project is uncertain at this time be-
cause, Sandenburg said, no one could be approached until the
@ plan was passed by the Common
Soviet Bloc walked out of three
United Nations Committees yester-
day and clamped a general boy-
cott on all meetings of the U.N.
anywhere in the world as long as
Nationalist Chinais represented.
Persons in high authority in the
U.N. do not feel, however, that the
Russians are planning to pull out
of the U.N. in spite of their walks
from the Security Council last
week and from the three groups
yesterday. They predict the Rus-
sians will merely take a vacation
until the Chinese issue is settled.
THE RUSSIANS have carefully
put up the argument that they
alone are protecting the U.N.
Charter; that the Nationalist Chi-
na Delegation represents nobody
and is illegal; and that they won't
sit at the same table with an ille-
The groups affected yesterday
were: The economic and social
council committee on procedure,
the sub-commission on the pre-
vention of discrimination and
the protection of minorities;
and the special committee on
No other meetings were held.
* * *
INFORMED sources here say
the whole isstie of China revolved
around the number of countries
recognizing the Red government.
When the recognitions total
more than half of the 59 U.N.
members, these sources said, a
move to oust the National Chinese
Red China has been recognized
thus far by 16 governments, most
of them members of the United
Nations; five are members of the
11-nation Security Council.
Meanwhile, the Chinese Nation-
alists yesterday announced that
one of the heaviest air attacks of
the civil war had smashed many
Communist vessels massed for in-
tended invasions of Hainan and
other Nationalist islands.
More time will be taken up in
finding the right man for the job.
"You just can't pick a person for
a job like this out of the air,"
THE SURVEY is expectedto
cover the entire town three to
five months after it is begun.
Funds appropriated will pay the
salary of the new assistant build-
ing inspector for five-and-a-half
The position is not expected
to be a permanent one since the
inspector is being paid out of
funds already on hand, not ones
which were especially appro-
priated for the purpose.
Informed of the council's move,
Dean of Students Erich A. Wal-
ter declared it was definitely, "A
step in the right direction."
"Any move that will increase
the student's protection against
fire is one that will have our full
support," Dean Walter said.
ASSOCIATE DEAN of Students
Walter B. Rea calledtheaction
one that "will do much, not only
to improve student housing con-
ditions, but those in the, commun-
ity as a whole."
Dean Rea, as chairman of the
sub-committee on University
Housing of the Student Affairs
Committee, has been particularly
close to the problem.
Though declaring that there
has long been "an obvious need
to improve fire precautions in
the community," Dean Rea said
that up to this time City Build-
ing Inspector William Maul-
betsch was too overworked to
attend to it.
He's had more than three men
could do," he said.
"Thus," Dean Rea concluded,
"this action comes as a very good
(Tomorrow: The University's
part in bettering fire precautions.)
Tryouts Will Meet
A meeting for all persons in-
terested in working on the Union
Opera promotions staff will be
held at 7:30 p.m. today in the,
Opera offices on the third floor
of the Union.
Big Ten Race
Losers with 16
By BILL BRENTON
(Special to The Daily)
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A free-
wheeling Ohio State five main-
tained possession of first place in
the Big Ten here last night when
it rolled to a 74-58 victory over
A crowd of 6,438 fans watched
the Buckeyes assume an early lead
and waltz to its third straight tri-
umph of the conference season.
All three OSU victories have come
en its home court where only one
home team has bowed in 15 league
games this year.
* * *
MICHIGAN MANAGED to keep
the game close until the ten min-
ute mark of the first half when
the smooth-working B uc k eye s
really began to roll. The Ohioans
amassed a 43-23 lead at the half-
time mark and maintained their
insurmountable margin through-
out most of the second half.
The Wolverines biggest lead
of the night was a 5-2 spread
early in the contest as they went
down to their second Big Ten
defeat against a pair of victor-
ies. The Maize and Blue's other
setback came at the hands of
Wisconsin at Madison Saturday.
Ohio State, with six-foot-five
inch Dick Schnittker serving as
hub of the attack, clicked with
amazing consistency from the field
and almost pinpoint accuracy from
the foul line. The Buckeyes net-
ted 28 of 70 field goal attempts for
40% while hitting on 18 of 26
free throw opportunities.
SCHNITTKER, who entered the
game with a 22.5 average in two
league games, was a constant
threat with his deadly hook shots
and drew 11 foul shots of which he
converted ten. He emerged as high
(See OSU, Page 3)
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-The Army or-
dered its top commanders yester-
day to give negroes the same
chance that white soldiers now
have to fill vacancies requiring
Secretary of the Army Gray is-
sued the orders. Officials said it
was a further step toward carry-
ing out President Truman's July
26, 1948, demand for equal treat-
ment and opportunity in the arm-
* * *
ESSEN, Germany-Two news-
papers reported the death of
79-year-old Gustav Krupp Von
Bohlen Und Halbach, onetime
mighty German armament ma-
Krupp headed a vast steel
empire throughout the Nazis'
rearmament program and
through a major part of World
War II. His great plants turned
out cannon, tanks, submarines
and other weapons for German
forces in both World Wars.
BERLIN - Russia announced
last night that she is washing her
hands of all concentration camps
in Eastern Germany where at least
29,649 prisoners are being held.
Fifteen thousand will be turned
loose at once, but 14,000 will be
turned over to the East German
* * *
WASHINGTON - President
Truman's nomination of Oscar
Chapman as Secretary of the
Interior won unanimous approv-
al from the Senate Interior
* * *
EVACUATE WEST LODGE-The Willow Village dormitory, now housing only 160 men, will be
evacuated next semester. Originally built in 1943 by the government for Willow Run war workers,
the University bought West Lodge in 1945 to solve its critical student housing problems. By Sep-
tember, 1946, twenty Willow Run buildings were used as residences for more than 2000 students.
* *a * * * * * * *
Village Dorm To Be Razed
By HERBERT H. CHESTON
A haunted quiet will descend
over West Lodge next month when
the last University student de-
parts, leaving the "wood and pa-
per" University dormitory at Wil-
low Village for spring demolition
The age of the project and the
scheduled opening this fall of the
new men's dormitory are the rea-
sons for the evacuation of West
Lodge according to Robert P.
Briggs, vice president of the Uni-
ONLY 160 men remained this
January of the 2,000 students
housed there a few years ago.
The dormitory was originally.
the Michigan Pastors'
Renewal Of Petitioning
For Judic Announced
By MARY STEIN
The League Council voted yesterday to re-open petitioning for
three Women's Judiciary posts.
Marjorie Flint, '50, president of the League, vigorously defended
its policy and denied that the Council, its governing body, had acted
as a result of Adele Hager's recommendations for new petitioning.
MISS HAGER, an advisory member of the League's Interviewing
Committee, had advised that the committee call for more applicants
instead of considing other League petitioners for the Judic posts.
"We are re-opening petitions "
only because of the small num-
ber of applications we received W ares
for the positions," Miss Flint
declared. a i ns n o
She called Miss Hager's state- efs, i.
ment "hasty and unjust," and said
it was "customary as a practical Court Rulings
measure in making suitable ap-
pointments" for the Committee to
ask candidates whether they would WASHINGTON--(/)-The Su-
be willing to serve in League po- preme Court, splitting 4 to 3, ruled
sitions other than those petitioned yesterday that the Attorney Gen-
for. eral may:
yesterday revealed that the state's
mental hospital facilities were "be-
' "We need a minimum of 3900
beds to reach the average level of
the 20 best states," he declared.
"Most mentally ill can't care for
themselves-but practically noth-
ing has been done for the past
10 to 12 years to provide for them."
* *, *
COMMENTING on the recent
tabling of the state Fair Em-
ployment Practices Act, Gov. Wil-
Hams remarked that although
both the principles of Christian-
ity and democracy set forth the
equality and brotherhood of man,
"ironically we find it difficult to
have an FEPC and uphold civil
Discussing the function of the
state and the church in a de-
mocracy, he declared that "Our
laws and civilization depend on
the individual judgement of a
great many people."
"It is the duty of the state to
enlighten the people through edu-
cation, and the duty of the church
to develop the ability in them to
make the needed moral judge-
"OUR FUTURE as a democracy
will be secured only when we can
bring each individual making the
decisions an opportunity for edu-
cation and the formation of cor-.
rect moral judgements,'- Williams
"There is a need for the return'
to the simple judgements of con-1
science and religion," he added.
Wen rick Will
Head U' Dept,
built by the government in 1943
as bachelor quarters for single
war workers in the gigantic Wil-
low Run bomber plant.
In 1945 a desperate University
administration, faced with a huge
influx of war veterans and a
climbing enrollment nearing 18,-
000, sought hopefully to purchase'
part of the Willow Run housing
project and move it to the south-
west corner of Ann Arbor.
EXCITED TOWN officials, wor-
ried about property devaluations,
fought tooth and nail to resist the
Early in 1946 University of-
ficials instead decided to im-
plement a bus line connecting
the campus and Willow Village,
and in January more than a
thousand single students occu-
pied 11 of the buildings.
By September of the same year
20 buildings were in use, housing
over 2000 students in a community
complete with postal, cafeteria
and social facilities.
* * *
THE EARLY PERIOD of West
Lodge was marked by turbulent
protests against existing bus and
food service. The pages of The
Daily record frenzied comments
against the alleged abuses.
In spite of a large turnover
in residents, University records
show that over 70 students spent
four or more years at West
Surprisingly many of the 160
men still in residence there this
month are unhappy about the
forced vacate notice, preferring
the Lodge to possible accommoda-
tions in Ann Arbor.
* * *
TO MOST people the name
West Lodge was always associat-
ed with barracks and a rough-
and-ready masculine way of life.
The feminine touch arrived in
Sept. 1946 when 120 University
coeds occupied one ofathe two-
storied buildings as an emer-
gency housing measure for
When they departed in 1948,
their tastefully decorated rooms
were occupied by males who re-
portedly spent many sleepless
nights amidst lingering perfume
PITTSBURGH - (R) - No con-
tract, no work strikes yesterday
idled 74,000 United Mine workers
in six states as one of the largest
coal mine owners shut off credit at
United States Steel Corpora-
tion, through its subsidiary Union
Supply Co., yesterday told the
miners in effect: no work - no
A U.S. STEEL spokesman ex-
"Since July, bills have gone
beyond what would be good bus-
iness practice. We've helped the
miners over the hump many
times, not only during strikes,
but we've reached a point where
we can't go any further with
Union Supply operates about
100 stores throughout the coun-
try. They mainly serve employes
of H. C. Frick Coke Company, U.S.
Steel's coal producing subsidiary.
THlE MINERS who stayed away
from the pits today did so despite
John L. Lewis' suggestion-tra-
ditionally an order-that they dig
Lewis sent a telegram to dis-
trict UMW chiefs last week fol-
lowing a "spontaneous" walkout
of some 69,000 UMW members.
The wire asked that the leaders
transmit to idle members "my
suggestion that they resume pro-
duction next Monday."
Restless miners rallying behind
a "we want a. contract" slogn
cut heavily into already depleted
coal reserves. But President Tru-
man was quoted as saying he still
lacks sufficient evidence to declare
a national emergency.
* * *
SENATOR Scott Lucas (D-Ill.)
told reporters following Mr. Tru-
man's weekly conference with
Democratic congressional leaders:
"The President told us he
wouldn't hesitate to act when
he thinks the situation justified
UMW heads, from Lewis down,
offered no explanation for the
latest in a series of work stoppages
in the nation's sprawling soft coal
* * *
VICE PRESIDENT John D. Bat-
tle of the National Coal Associa-
tion said it is "a rebellion against
Lewis." Operators have branded
sp.oradic strikes a union policy
of harassment in Lewis' long fight
for a new contract.
Trouble loomed for the UMW
in Indianapolis where the AFL-
Progressive mine workers chal-
lenged the bargaining rights of
the UMW in the Julian Mine near
Of Gen. Arnold
By the Associated Press
The long and distinguished ca-
reer of General Henry "Hap" Ar-
nold came to a quiet close Sunday
when he died at his California
home of a heart condition.
America's leading airman, Gen.
Arnold was chiefly responsible for
building the Army Air Force into
the most powerful air arm in the
* * *
AN EARLY aviation pioneer, he
was taught to fly by the Wright
brothers' and held United States
Pilot License No. 29.
Arnold initiated many air tac-
tics that today appear basic. He
was the first pilot to direct field
artillery from the air and the
first to fire a plane-mounted
A close supporter of Gen. Billy
*, * *
"SOMETIMES coeds don't peti-
tion for the jobs to which they
would be best suited. A woman
might apply for the office of treas-
urer when she would make a bet-
"Miss Hager's charges, which
seem to us due to a misunder-
standing of the facts, could do
much to undermine attempts
made by the League when it
amended its constitution last
year to include three women
members of SL on the inter-
Miss Hager said last night that
"the League's move to re-open pe-
titioning is encouraging. How-
ever, I still question the League's!
use of open and democratic pro-1
cedures in filling posts as vital as
those on Women's Judiciary."
Deport aliens convicted of cer-
tain crimes even though they were
naturalized citizens when con-
Exclude from this country an
American soldier's war bride if he
regards her as a security risk.
* * *
THE DIVIDED court, acting in
three separate cases, held that the
Attorney General acted within his
rights when he:
1. Ordered the deportation of
Richard Eichenlaub, 45 years
old, former New York restaurant
owner and Otto A. Willumeit, 45
years old, a one-time leader in
the German-American Bund.
2. Denied admission to Mrs. El-
len Knauff, 33 years old, German-
born war bride of a U. S. veteran
merely by ruling that "she would
be a hazard to internal security."
Thor Johnson to Direct
Symphony at Hill Today
Franck's Symphony in D Minor
will be the major work played by
the Cincinnati Symphony Orches-
tra under Thor Johnson at 8:30
p.m. today in Hill Auditorium.
Other works on the program
include the Suite from "The Water
Music" by Handel, and the sym-
phonic fragment, "Joseph's Le-
gend" by Richard Strauss.
* * *
formed Cincinnati Institute of
Second conductor of the Orches-
tra was Leopold Stokowski, who
began his conducting career with
a three-season engagement with
the Symphony. Dr. Ernst Kunwald
was brought from Germany to be
the next conductor, serving for
five years, until his return to Ger-
many at the outbreak of the first
World War in 1017.
DON'T THROW 'EM AWAY!:
Campus-Wide Textbook Drive Opens
By WALT VOGTMANN
A campus-wide drive for,, text-
book contributions to the Univer-
sity's textbook lending library will
begin this week.
books, in any condition, are ac-
Obsolete texts can be sold by
the library, Weinman commented,
and the proceeds used to purchase
the books which are needed. Mon-
chiefly upon the contributions re-
ceived from students and faculty.
* * *
WITH its currently small num-
ber of books, the lending library
has only a fraction of the course