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VOL. LX., No. 84 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 19, 1950
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In United States
ranking delegate at the United
Nations has resigned his diplo-
matic post here, cut all official ties
with his Russian - dominated
homeland, and asked asylum for
his wife and himself in the United
. The delegate is Aleksander Rud-
zinski, 49 years old, who has been
legal counselor of the Polish dele-
gation and the top Pole here in
the absence of the chief deleate,
THE BREAK became known
yesterday in a letter Rudzinski
sent to Secretary of State Dean
Acheson. The primary cause was
reported to be Rudzinski's unwill-
ing walk with the Russians out of
U1N commission Monday.
Soviet Deputy Foreign Minis-
ter Jakob A. Malik walked out
of the Security Council last week
because the Council would not
oust the Nationalist China dele-
Soviet bloc delegates walked out
of three committees Monday for
the same reason and yesterday
delegates from the Soviet Union,
Poland, Czechoslovakia and White
Russia left the UN Economic and
Employment Commission when it
refused to oust the Nationalist
Rudzinski was reported in se-
clusion, but a source familiar with
his views said he has been think-
ing of a break since the Russians
began putting more pressure on
Poland after the Stalin-Tito split
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INSTRUCTIONS for Rudzinski
to walk out of the special UN
Committee on Stateless Persons,
reported to have come from War-
saw, 'reached him Monday about
two hours before the committee
met. He was said to have made up
t imind- thenhe would quit. Af-
4 ter the walk he went to his home,
wrote three letters and beame a
stateless person covered by the
UN committee he had just left.
He wrote Acheson that "free-
dom has disappeared" in Poland
as a result of Russian actions.
BOSTON-(A)-False leads and
phony tipsters snarled a nation-
wide hunt last night for Boston's
In rapid succession, police
chased down these unproductive
reports on the largest cash haul
in American history:
I. An unidentified caller tele-
phoned he saw two men jump out
of a black sedan, drop a bag con-
taining guns and then run into a
downtown hotel. It was untrue.
2. A mask similar to those
worn by the nine gunmen was
found near Lowell 25 miles from
Boston; no connection.
3. Another telephoned report
said five peajackets, the type of
garb worn by the gunmen, were
found on a wharf in nearby Dor-
chester. There were no jackets.
4. A Cadillac sedan-black
like the bandits' getaway car-
was found locked in a New Hav-
en, Conn., zone reserved for
taxis. It was legitimate.
The leads and tips were given
investigators as a' nation-wide
man-hunt rolled for the comman-
do robbers who pulled the startling
holdup of the Brink's, Inc., Ar-
mored Car Service Tuesday night.
The seven gunmen wore plastic
rubber full-faceuHallowe'en masks
--which are pulled over the head
-in the holdup at the money
transportation firm's offices near
the waterfront at 7:10 p.m. Tues-
THE COMPANY offered a $100,-
000 reward for the bandits "dead
The other possible $50,000 was
Wanted: Old Texts
Photo by Alan D. Reid
CAMPUS-WIDE TEXTBOOK DRIVE-Co-chairmen Dick White,
BAd '50, and Paul Weinmann, '51, of Alpha Phi Omega, national
service fraternity, are putting a poster on one of the 200 special
collection boxes which will be distributed to all student residences
next week. The drive is seeking textbook contributions in an
effort to expand the University's textbook lending library.
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IFC Of fers Surplus
Texts to Lending Library
By WALT VOGTMAN
The IFC student book exchange offered its surplus books yes-
terday as the initial contribution to the campus-wide drive to expand
the University's textbook lending library.
Other promises of textbook contributions also came from the
Union and University lost and found departments.
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IFC VICE-PRESIDENT Dick Morrison, '50, estimated that the
book exchange will contribute about 200 textbooks, which were
accumulated when students failed to reclaim their unsold books.
Last year the exchange donated
A definite program to improve
fire precautions in women's resi-
dences is now in progress, Asso-
ciate Dean of Women Mary C.
Bromage declared yesterday.
In contrast to the conditions in
men's rooming houses, outlined in
a series of recent Daily articles, a
set of fire precaution rules have
been distributed to presidents and
directors of women's residences by
the Office of the Dean of Women..
THESE RULES, the first cam-
pus-wide regulations of their
type, according to Dean Bromage,
have been discussed at house
meetings and each house has set
up its own plan of action in case
Immediately after registra-
tion, the rules specify that each
resident director should present
the plan of her house to the
Office of the Dean of Women.
"Of course, we realize," Dean
Bromage said, "that just because
we have a plan doesn't mean there
isn't any danger. But we have been
working on fire precautions for
well over a year and think that
some improvement has been ac-
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THE FIRE precaution rules out-
line a basic plan to be followed
in case of fire, from the reporting
of the blaze through to the com-
plete evacuation of the residence's
The regulations also prescribe
that two fire drills are to be held
each semester and summer ses-
Dean Bromage declared that
every women's residence on cam-
pus has had at least one fire drill
the unclaimed books to the Uni-
versity of the Philippines.
The drive, conducted by Alpha
Phi Omega, national service fra-
ternity, will be waged in all
stut( fl"Msdences next week
when more than 200 collection
boxes will be distributed. Other
collection points on campus will
also be established.
Faculty members will also be
solicited for book contributions
See EDITORIAL, Page 4
through their departmental offi-
* * *
DRIVE CO-CHAIRMAN Paul
Weinmann, '50, and Dick White,
BAd '50, emphasized that "any
and all types of college books,'in
any condition are acceptable."
Obsolete texts can be sold by
the library, and the proceeds
used to purchase the books
which are needed, Weinmann
The lending library, whose ser-
vices are open to any student with
a genuine need, has at present
1,873 volumes, which cover only a
fraction of the course textbooks
currently being used in the Uni-
Since its founding in 1937, the
library has depended chiefly upon
the contributions received from
students and faculty.
Name 3 To
Dave Pease, '51 and Dick Morri-
son, '50, were appointed and Jim
Smith, '50 was reappointed to
Men's Judiciary by a special Stu-
dent Legislature Appointment
Board, SL President Quent Nes-
bitt announced yesterday after-
The group will choose its presi-
dent in the near future, Nesbitt
said at the same time.
Membership of the SL board is
made up of the male members of
the legislature, with the retiring
president of Judic, Irv Goffman,
'50, acting as an advisor.
Rich Farm Area
By The Associated Press
The Army yesterday rolled in
the heavy equipment it may use to
smash a safety-valve levee to re-
lieve pressure along vital areas of
the swollen Mississippi river.
New rains and rising rivers up-
stream heightened the chance
that engineers may have to flood
200 square miles of fertile south-
eastern Missouri farmland-an
act that might wreck hundreds of
land owners financially.
ALREADY 8,000 residents of
the Birds Point-New Madrid flood-
way have fled from their homes
with furniture and all other pos-
sessions they could haul away.
Some lashed their homes to their
foundations with ropes.
The remaining 4,000 residents
of the floodway are sticking it
out-until or unless the Army
issues an evacuation order.
The Mississippi, Ohio and Wa-
bash Rivers-three major danger
spots in the Midwest flood pic-
ture-all were rising at crucial
HUNDREDS more persons were
evacuated and two men perished
in southern Illinois floodwaters.
The coldest weather of the sea-
son gripped some Canadian bor-
der states. Williston, N.D., had 47
below zero; Pembina, N.D., 41;
Bismarck, N.D., 44 and Interna-
tional Falls, Minn., 38.
Meanwhile, the Lake Superior'
shore of Michigan's Upper Penin-
sula dug out from under its sec-
ond blizzard snowfall in three
But Tuesday night's storm didn't
equal the impact of a Sunday
night blizzard that dumped nearly
two feet of snow on some of the
state's northernmost extremities.
Lower Michigan was not expect-
ed to have any more snow but the
weatherman said temperatures
would range from five to 15 de-
grees above zero.
The murders of two American
professors of the University of the
Philippines did not necessarily
come as a result of Communist
work, according to two University
Prof. Roy Swinton of the engi-
neering school declared that the
murders of the two professors were
probably due to their carrying
weapons in the jungles of Luzon,
300 miles north of Manila. Prof.
Swinton spent several years in the
islands before and during the war.
The natives are friendly in this
part of the country, but were des-
perate for guns of any kind so
they killed to get them, he added.
"The best way to be safe from
the natives, at least, is to go un-
armed, Prof. Swinton declared.
Prof. Harley Bartlett, director
of the botanical gardens, said that
the Communists are operating
mostly near Manila.
The murders took place near
Baguio, where there were few or
no Communists, he said.
John Mason Brown, critic, au-
thor and editor, will discuss
"Broadway in Review" at 8:30
p.m. today in Hill Auditorium.
The long-time drama reviewer
will present his stimulating views
on current literature and drama
in the sixth lecture of the Univer-
sity's Oratorical Association.
BROWN was for many years
drama critic for The New York
World Telegram, The Theatre
Arts Monthly and The New York
Evening Post. He is presently As-
sociate Editor of the Saturday Re-
view of Literature.
This will be the fourth con-
secutive year in which Brown
has spoken at the University.
He is returning again by popu-
lar request of the audiences who
heard and enjoyed his past lec-
Brown is the author of many
books dealing with drama and
with his own experiences.
Tickets for his talk will be on
sale from ,10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and
from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Hill
Auditorium Box Office.
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Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of
the late president and United
States delegate to the United Na-
tions, will talk at 8:30 p.m. Jan.
25 at Hill Auditorium.
The final speaker in the Uni-
versity's Lecture Series this year,
Mrs. Roosevelt will talk on "The
Citizen's Responsibility to the
* * *
OFTEN CALLED the "first lady
of the world," she is chairman of
the UN's Committee on Human
In 1932, Mrs. Roosevelt embark-
ed on a career as a speaker and
Tickets for her talk are avail-
able now through mail order, or
can be purchased at the Hill Audi-
torium box office Tuesday or Wed-
Polio Stricken Student
Thanks March o Dimes,
By DOLORES LASCHEVER
"I think the March of Dimes is the best thing that could happen,"
declared Larry Derr, 22-year-old University student, from his bed in
Derr, '51A, of Detroit, contracted polio early this semester and
was admitted to University Hospital from Health Service on October 4.
"I SURE14Y couldn't afford what I've gotten here except for the
polio fund," Derr commented when asked what he thought of the
current March of Dimes campaign which ends January 31.
POLIO VICTIM-Lawrence Derr, '51A&D, looks up cheerfully from his bed in University Hospital
where he is receiving treatment for infantile paralysis contracted during the 1949 epidemic. His
chest is incased in a Huxley respirator, a comparatively new model developed in cooperation with
consultant physicians from University Hospital. Derr believes he could never have received the care
he has been given "if it hadn't been for the polio fund."
"I had to get polio to realize
just how important it is," he
continued. "I hope my getting it
will help others to realize too."
Derr spent his first weeks in the
contagious division in a Drinker-
Collins respirator, the universally
used model which encases the
body up to the patient's neck.
ON NOVEMBER 15 he gradu-
ated to the Huxley chest respira-
tor, a model less well known than
the Drinker-Collins type. The
Huxley respirator was developed
in cooperation with consultant
physicians from University Hos-
According to Nurse Thelma
Hibblen, Derr was affected by
polio in all his limbs. "He has
made the best progress of any
of our patients," she said,
pointing out that he now sits up
for a short time each day and,
as a result of physiotherapy, has
been induced to walk a little.
"Part of Larry's progress is due
to his wonderful spirit," she add-
ed. "He's willing to try anything."
Derr, she said, is one of the
three patients being treated in the
recuperating division of the 121'
polio patients admitted to the Hos-
pital in 1949.
Men may still sign up for Union
Audition appointments for sing-
ing and dancing choruses as well
as for principal roles, may be made
today from 1-5 p.m. in Rm. 3G of
the Union, according to Jim Eb-
ensole, opera general manager.
Although the actual tryouts-for
"Lace It Up" will not be held until
Feb. 14-17, appointments are be-
ing made now in order to expedite
the auditioning, he said.
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-A bill to wipe
out the Federal taxes on oleomar-
garine was passed by the Senate
last night by the lopsided margin
of 56 to 16. The measure,bitterly
fought by some members from
big butter-producing states, now
is expected to go to a Senate-
House conference to iron out dif-
ferences between it and a measure
passed last year by the House.
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ed States is standing firm on its
plan for ultimate international
control of atomic weapons re-
gardless of whether it builds a
super A-bomb many times more
deadly than the existing ones.
Secretary of State Acheson made
that point clear today in a reply
to questions at his news con-
ference. (See story, page 8.)
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TAIPEI, Formosa-The Chi-
nese Nationalist Air Force and
Navy have wrecked a red junk
fleet, making invasion of Hai-
nan "impossible," the comman-
der of that South China Island
asserted yesterday. Gen. Hsueh
Yueh, in a report to the govern-
ment of Formosa, declared the
two services had sunk more than
2,000 invasion craft.
ALBACETE, Spain - Sixteen
persons including three Spanish
airforce officers, were killed yes-
terday in the crash of a Junkers
type plane against a mountain
peak. The accident occurred near
the town of Tobarra, 30 miles
south of here.
Called Unf air
Seeks j junction
At District Court
WASHINGTON - (R') -A gov-
ernment move aimed at forcing
John L. Lewis' coal miners back
on a full production basis was
launched yesterday as reports of
fuel and power shortages mounted
throughout the country.
The step was taken by Robert N.
Denham, general counsel of the
National Labor Relations Board,
who said Lewis was using an "un-
fair labor practice" in putting his
United Mine Workers on a three-
day work week.
DENHAM SENT his aides into
Federal District Court here to ask
for an injunction barring Lewis
from employing such tactics in his
efforts to win a new contract from
the mine ofners.
Judge Richmond B. Keech set
January 26 as the date for a
hearing on Denham's request.
But members of Congress who
have been demanding that presi-
dent Truman himself step into the
coal dispute predicted that Den-
ham's procedure would fall short
of its mark.
Senator Taft (R-Ohio) declared
he did not think Congress had in-
tended to give anyone except the
President the power to force men
to go back to work where they had
no contract. He said it might be
possible to get a court injunction
under the Taft-Hartley Act to re-
quire Lewis to bargain in good
"BUT' I CAN'T see that would
be an effective means of getting
full production of coal," Taft add-
ed as he renewed his demand that
Truman invoke the Taft-Hartley
Act to force Lewis to abandon his
limited production tactics.
There was no word from the
White House except to say that
the President was being kept in-
formed of the developments.
Thus far he has refused to rec-
ognize the coal shortage as
created a national emeri.ncy.
Such a proclamation would en-
able him to go to the courts and
seek an 80-day court order bar-
ring a coal mine shutdown.
But from Pittsburgh came word
that the Retail Coal Merchants
Association reported stocks were
so low that they will have to be
rationed on a priority basis. The
United States Steel Corporation
also announced plans for further
The B.F. Goodrich Company of
Akron, Ohio fired telegrams to the
President and Congressmen say-
ing the rubber industry also is
threatened by the spreading short-
ages which already have forced
curtailment of some railroad op-
CIO President Philip Murray
was quick to side with Lewis and
against Denham's action. Murray
said he was instructing the CIO's
legal staff to cooperate with Lewis'
lawyers "in support of the basic
labor principles involved."
DETROIT -(A) - Malcolm W.
Bingay, editorial director of the
DetroitiFree Press, was reported
in critical condition of burns re-
ceived at a banquet for some of
Detroit's most prominent men.
Several other prominent guests
at the sumptuous affair were badly
burned when a flaming bowl of
brandied coffee blew up in their
On the serious list were Record-
er's Judge Joseph A. Gillis and
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RECOV ERING FROM RAV AGES OF WAR:
University of Philippines'
Progress Reflects U' Support
By PETER HOTTON
THE STUDENTS were given a
community, such as Ann Arbor,
of its classes and labs. These build-
war students were forced to study
a better state of preservation that