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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1950

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Eighth Army
Seizes Vital
Defense Area
Republic Soldiers
Take Key Hubs
TOKYO-G()-U. S. 8th Army
forces advanced deeper into North
Korea today along a curving 135-
mile front after wresting a key
defense triangle from fiercely re-
sisting Reds.
Eighth Army headquarters an-
nounced that Southern Korean
troops near the center of the line
captured the highway and rail-
way hubs of Kumha, Chorwon and
Pyonggang. The republic's soldiers
pressed on northward early today
from their point of deepest pene-
tration - Yponggang, 28 miles
above the 38th parallel.
** *
NEAR THE WEST END of the
line, tank-supported American
troops punched 12 miles into
North Korea beyond the parallel
to within 75 miles of the Red
capital of Pyongyang. They were
northwest of Seoul in the Kum-
chon area.
At the east end of the line,
South Korean troops which
captured the port of Wonsan
fought a mile westward to with-
in less than 95 miles of Pyong-
yang.
Forces at all three points of the
line reported stiff Red opposition.
THE REDS had been expected
to hold the Pyonggang-Kumwha-
Chorwon , triangle at any .cost.
Ever since the Reds were ousted
from war.-wrecked Seoul and dri-
ven across the 38th, reports had
been received that they were con-
centrating forces at Chorwon.
Chorwon, 16 miles north of
the 38th parallel and 65 miles
southwest of Wonsan, is the left
base of the triangle. The right
base is Kumwha, 20 miles north
of the parallel and 62 miles al-
most due south of Wonsan.
Pyonggang, the apex of the
triangle, is 28 miles north of
the parallel and 50 miles south-
west of Wonsan.
U. S. officers said the South
Korean Sixth Division took the
towns in almost blitzkrieg fashion
despite the bitter opposition. They
expressed doubt that the Reds
had enough m e n and guns to
check the march on Pyongyang.
MacArthur,
Truman May
Meet on Wake
World Speculates o.
PoliticalImplications
By The Associated Press
Presidential advisors hinted yes-
terday that Wake Island might
possibly be the meeting place of
President Truman- and General
Douglas MacArthur later this
week.
White House officials have not
made any disclosures concerning
the location of the rendezyous,
however.
THE WHOLE WORLD speculat-
ed on the international and politi-
cal implications of his mission in
which the two men will discuss
Korea and other far eastern prob-

lems.
White House officials said the
trip will dramatize the United
States' role as a champion of
freedom and peace in the Pa-
cific.
The talk has heavily political
overtones, coming, as it does, in
the midst of the congressional
election campaign in which:
1 Republican candidates have
been sharply critical of Truman
foreign policy in the Pacific.
2. Democratic candidates have
made support of Truman foreign

Pep Rally Slated'
For Wolverines

Judie Ousts
Engineering
Class Officer

Cheerleaders, Chicago House Band Preston Named

Confesses Setting
Disastrous Blaze
By CHUCK ELLIOTT
A thirty-year-old University graduate student and teaching
low was charged with arson yesterday morning after admitting
police that he set the disastrous Haven Hall fire.
Robert N. Stacy, a teaching fellow in the Classical Studies
partment, admitted in a formal statement to County Prosec
pouglas K. Reading that he started the June 6 conflagration.
* * * *
STACY WAIVED examination when arraigned, on an arson'R
rant before Municipal Court Judge Francis O'Brien yesterday m
^ing. He was jailed under a $15

To Provide Inspiration for Crowd
Wolverine footballers will leave for New York City and the Army
game with the cheers of thousands of students echoing in their ears,
if a mammoth sendoff party scheduled for 8 a.m. tomorrow in front
of the Union is successful.
Cheerleaders led by Jeff Knight, '51, will put the crowd through
their shouting besides performing their usual acrobatics. In addition
they will lead the mass singing of such favorites as "The Victors"
and Varsity."

IFC To Ask
For Change
In 2.4 -Rule
By FLOYD THOMAS,
The Interfraternity Council last
night voted to ask the Student Afl
fairs Committee to change the
penalty for houses faling below a
2.4 scholastic average.
IFC asked that a house which
has fallen below 2.4 two years In
a row, and has been put on social
probation, be put on warning if it
reaches the all-fraternity average"
the following fall semester. The
all fraternity-average is now 2.5.
* * *
IF THE HOUSE on warning
then made an all-year average of
2.4 it would be taken off warning
of social probation and restored.
to full privileges; if not, it would
return to social probation.
The motion must be approved
by the Student Affairs Commit-
tee before it can go into effect.
Under the present system a
house which does note attain the"
minimum average is put on warn-
ing of social probation. If it is
under 2.4 again the next year the
fraternity is put on probation..
There it stays until its average
for a whole year reaches 2.4.
*. * *
IFC ALSO moved to strengthen
its machinery for enforcing rush-
ing rules. It authorized the presi-
dent to appoint three house presi-
dents to work with the IFC rush-
ing committee as a Eolice squad"
to watch over rushf tactics next
semester.
The action was prompted -y
accusations of "dirty rushifig'
against 10 fraternities: Alpha
Delta Phi, Chi Phi, Delta Tau
Delta, Kappa Nu, Lambda Chi
Alpha, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau
Delta Phi, Theta Delta Chi, The-
ta Xi and Zeta Psi.
The reports of rushing rule vio-
lations are "confirmed" and "well
substantiated," according to Bob;
Vogt, '51, IFC president, and Bruce
Sodee, '52, rushing chairman.
Sodee also said that 668 men
rusted this fall, compared with
an estinated 700 last year.

* * *
THE FAMED Chicago House
marching band will provide a spir-
ited background for the yells and
singing.
To add to the din and merry-
making, members of Scabbard
and Blade, a national military
honorary fraternity, are at-
tempting to provide a cannon for
the rally.
"The cannon would be symbolic
of the battle with the Army,",
Scabbard and Blade member Bill
Bristor, '51 BAd, declared.
THE TEAM itself will board
chartered buses at 8:30 am. to-
morrow at the Union's front steps.
From the Union, the team will go
directly to the Willow Run Air-
port to meet the giant air cruiser
which will .make the hop to New
York City.
Thus, the pep rally will pro-
vide the only chance for many
students to see the gridders in
action during the most crucial
football weekend of the 1950 sea-
son.
Sponsored by the Student Legis-
lature's Varsity Committee, the
rally will be supported by many
other organizations.
Varsity Committee chairman
Hugh Greenberg, '51, expressed
the hope that the "largest crowd
in the history of Michigan pep
rallies will be present."
"We know that the team has
the ability and the spirit to win,
and we want to show the players
that the fans are backing them
to the limit," Greenberg said.
Varsity committee members are
expecting a turnout even greater
than that which lined Ann Arbor
streets and hillsides in January
1948, when it returned from a tri-
umphant visit to the Rose Bowl.
Train tickets
Still Available
Nineteen train tickets to the
Army-Michigan football game are
available and can be purchased
today at the student affairs win-
dow in the lobby of thee Adminis-
tration Bldg., according to George
Benisek, Wolverine Club publici-
ty chairman.
Benisek also said all students
making the trip by train must be
at the station by 7:30 p.m. with the
Wolverine special pulling out of
the station at exactly 7:50 p.m.
Students going by plane should
be at the Union by 5:15 p.m. Fri-
day for the bus to Willow Run.

Acting President
By BOB VAUGHN
Men's Judiciary Council has up-
held an Office of Student Affairs
decision to remove Ned Hess, '51E,
from the office of Engineering Col-
lege president.
Vice-president Robert Preston,
'51E has been appointed 'acting
president by the Student Legisla-
ture in place of Hess who was not
allowed to assume his duties this
fall.
* * .
DEAN ERIC A. WALTER made
the initial decision concerning
Hess' removal last June because
Hess had violated terms of special
eligibility granted to him.
A final decision was delayed
however, until Tuesday when at
the request of George Roumell,
President of the SL, the Judici-
ary Council reviewed the case.
Special eligibility to petition for
the chief Engineering College post
had been granted to Hess by Dean
Walter last spring prior to elec-
tions.
THIS PERMISSION was award-
ed with the stipulation that Hess
was not to participate in any ad-
ditional activities if elected.
Hess violated this eligibility
by acting as Ticket Chairman
for the IFC Ball held last se-
mester, according to Dale Pease,
'51F&C member of Men's Judici-
ary. This was considered suffi-
cient cause for hs removal,
Pease added.
"The Council considered only
Hess' infraction of the special elig-
ibility granted to him. His so-
called mismanagement of IFC tic-
ket money last spring was of no
consequence in the formulation of
our decision," Pease said.
Hess,as Ticket Chairman of the
IFC Ball last semester, was un-
able, after the dance, to account
for 40 tickets whose value totaled
$144.
He said last night that he had
reimbursed the IFC in the amount
of $92, which was the figure agreed
upon by the IFC and himself.
u y * se9.
PRESTON, who has taken over
the president's office, is doing so
only in a temporary capacity, Rou-
mell said last night.
"When informed of Dean Wa-
ter's decision last summer, I im-
mediately appointed Preston but
with the understanding that a
final decision would have to be
made by the SL," Roumell con-
tinued.
"At this time I see three alter-
natives; first, to maintain the sta-
tus quo, that is, continue with a
president and no vice-president;
second, to hold a new election this
fall in conjunction with the gene-
ral campus elections, third, permit
the runner up in last spring's
election to occupy the office."
" * *
GORDON SAXON '51E, chair-
man of the Engineering Council
finished in second place last
spring, 50 votes behind Hess.
Saxon said last night that he
will see Dean Ivan Crawford of
the Engineering College tomor-
row about the possibility of new
elections.
An SL decision should be forth-
coming after the general meeting
of October 18, Roumell said.
* * *
MEANWHILE charges of "in-
competence" were loosed against
Preston by Hess. In a statement
last night Hess said:
"It is unfortunate that the
duties of the office will, until a
new president is appointed or
elected, fall to the vice-president
Robert C. Preston.
"His own incompetence was il-
lustrated by the fact that he re-
fused to accept his responsibility
for the collection of senior class
dues.
"By choosing instead to work
during registration, he left the

collection of dues to two other of-
ficers and myself."
Preston countered this accusa-

-Courtesy Ann Arbor News
INSTRUCTOR HELD-Robert H. Stacy, right, University grad-
uate student who admitted setting the June 6 fire of Haven Hall,
is lead into municipal court for arraignment by Detective Sgt..
Walter Krasny of the Ann Arbor police.
VOX DOCS:
Pre.Meds Forewarned
Of Rough Road Ahead

A long and difficult path to-
wards entrance to the Medical
School was pointed out last night
by Dr. Wayne Whitaker, Secre-
tary of the Medical School, and
Prof. P. F. Weatherill, professional
advisor of the literary college.
Speaking before an audience of
more than 150 pre-medical stu-
Judges Quit*
Law Guild
Three Protest Delay
Of Communist Oath
DETROIT -(P)- Three Detroit
bircuit judges resigned from the
National Lawyers' Guild yesterday
after the Detroit chapter tabled
action that would have required
non-Communist oaths from its
members.
The judges were led by Circuit
Judge Ira W. Jayne, presiding
judge of the Wayne County Cir-
cuit Court.
CIRCUIT JUDGES Thomas J.
Murphy and Frank Fitzgerald fol-
lowed Jayne's lead in submitting
letters of resignation from the De-
troit chapter to Harold Crane-
field, chapter president.
The non-Communist oath or-
iginally was suggested by Judge
Jayne.
Invitations for a membership
meeting Tuesday night were sent
to the chapter's entire member-
ship of 300, but only about 40
attorneys attended.
AFTER a heated discussion that
lasted several hours, a motion to
table the non-Communist oath re-
quirement was advanced and
adopted by a 3-2 majority.
A second membership meeting
was ordered for next month. The
session will be held after a
meeting of the national guild's
executive board.
The board is to discuss a charge
of the House Un-American Activi-
ties Committee that the guild is an
"ally and bulwark of the Com-
munist party."

dents, Dr. Whitaker emphasized
that the great limitation on en-
trances was due to financial con-
ditions among the nation's '8 Med-
ical schools. Prof. Weatherill told
the hopefuls of the academic re-
quirements of the school.
s * s
DR. WHITAKER showed that
with an average budget of. $800,-
000 per year the medical schools
could only admit 7095 students
this year as opposed to 22,000 ap-
plicants.
The University's school with
a budget of 1 1/3 million dol-
lars, accepted 165 freshmen this
fall' though 850 applied.
Dr. Whitaker claimed that not
only is the Medical School the
most costly school in the Univer-
sity but its instructors must be the
most experienced.
DR. WHITAKER' commented
that there shouldn't be medical
education for everyone who want-
ed it but that there are more quali-
fied applicants than positions.
The Medical School at present
has a quota of 5% out-of-state
students. This condition was ne-
cessitated by the action of the
other state colleges in limiting
their enrollments to students from
their own states, Dr. Whitaker
said.
The entrance committee tries to
choose only those stutdents who are
most likely to make the best con-
tribution to medicine, according to
Dr. Whitaker. To aid in making
this distinction, students are judg-
ed on their college grades, Medi-
cal College Admission Test, teacher
evaluation and personal inter-
views.
Tito Assured Aid
of U.S. Foodstuffs
WASHINGTON - ( ) - Secre-
tary of State Acheson virtually
promised yesterday that the Unit-
ed States will supply foodstuffs to
drought-stricken Yugoslavia.
This would be in keeping with
the American policy of supporting
Marshall Tito's independent'Com-
munist government in its efforts
to survive against the pressures of
the Soviet Union and its satellites.

U.S. Agrees
On 5-Power
Peace Talks
LAKE SUCCESS--(P)-The Uni-
ted States yesterday accepted in
principle Soviet proposals calling
for five-power consultations on
maintaining peace and for.a speed
up of measures to set up an inter-
national army.
But the Americans made it.
[plain that these two steps. are;
provided for in the United Nations1
charter and should have been tak-
en long ago.I
* * *
SOVIET FOREIGN minister An-
drei Y. Vishinsky formally pre-
sented two resolutions to the UN
Assembly's 60-nation political-
committee. One recommended1
that, until the international army
is created, the five powers -
France, China, Britain, United
States and Russia - should con-
sult on joint action for maintain-
ing international peace and se-
curity.;
The second resolution recom-
mends that the Security Coun-
cil decide on measures for the
rapid creation of the interna-
tional armed force provided for
in the UN charter and for the
effective operation of the' Mili-
tary Staff Committee.
While accepting these two pro-
posals, an American spokesman
said the ideas contained in them
might be written into the pre-
amble of a seven-power resolution
containing Secretary of State
Acheson's program against ag-
gression. -
This resolution now is being de-
bated in the political committee
and the seven-power plan spon-
sors are considering revisions
which would meet several points
raised by various speakers but
*would not take away ,any essential
part.
Crusade Nets
1,300_Names
More than 800 signatures were
added yesterday to the Crusade for
Freedom scrolls located on the
diagonal, Walter Oberreit, '51, Stu-
dent Legislature Chairman for the
campaign, reported.
The additional signatures bring
the total of names affixed to the
scrolls in SL's twoz day sign-up
drive to 1,300.
"Though no more names will be
collected in front of the library,
scrolls will be at the Union Ticket
Office this afternoon and tomor-
row for students who didn't get a
chance to sign on the Diag because'
of the bad weather," Oberreit said.
A complete total of the signers
on campus can't be compiled until
the scrolls from. the house groups
are turned in on Friday.

bond to await circuit court actic
at 10:45 a.m. today.
According to State Police De.
tective Sgt. Jack Wolley, Stac
was picked up following a "tip'
late Tuesday night.
Wolley had been called to An
'Arbor to probe the Monday higl
Montgomery Ward fire for t
State Fire Marshal's office.
He said that Stacy was ques
tioned in regard to this and othe
recent fires but there was no a
parent connection with them.
* * *
STACY GAVE no reason.for se
ting the Haven Hall fire, WolIE
said. He had been under psychis
tric. treatment at the ''Veteran
Readjustment:Center. acordi
to University officials.
After being questioned for a:
hours in the local police statio
Stacy was taken to Lansing at
a.m. Tuesday for a lie detect
test. The test showed that h
"had guilty knowledge" of ti
Haven Hall fire, Wolley declare
About 6:30 a.m. he confessed
that he had set fire to the build
ing, the state police 4etectIvi
continued-
Stacy told police that in t
late afternoon of June.6, he wall
ed into a second floor lectu
room in Haven Hall, touched o
a pile of rolled-up maps which I
found in a corner, and prompt
left the building.
HE WATCHED the blaze uni
a few minutes after the fire truc
arrived, Wolley related, then wall
ed away and wandered about ti
streets.
Prosecutor Reading said a gro
of people came to his office Tue
day afternoon, "on anotherma
ter entirely," and in the cour
of the conversation one of t
visitors -remarked that Stacy ha
said to him, "I know who set ti
Haven Hall fire."
Reading declined to identify a
of these persons.
He immediately notified th
police, who arrested Stacy a
his home that evening.
Stacy later admitted und
questioning that he had to
friends in Massachusetts t
summer that he "knew all abou
the Haven Hall fire.
The prosecutor revealed th
Stacy had tried to commit suici
by leaping from the seventh flo
stairwell in the Ann Arbor Trt
Co. building while being led
the Municipal Court for arraig
ment. Police restrained him.
Later Lt. Robert Winneck sa
Stacy tried to hang himself in]
Washtenaw county jail cell In
night.
Police also disclosed that
had been questioned following t
Haven Hall blaze but was releas
They declined to comment. on
to why they questioned him
that time.
*: * *
PROF. WARREN E. Blake,
the classical studies departme:
under whom Stacy was a teachi
fellow this year, described him
"a brilliant student" and expres
surprise at the news of his. 4
rest.

SING HALLELUJAH!
Klein, Duey Laud New.
Freshman Grade Rule

- I

Faculty directors of two student
music groups yesterday voiced ap-
proval of the recent rulingcby the
Student Affairs Committee mak-
ing the groups responsible for the
academic grades of their fresh-
men members.
Both Prof. Maynard Klein, di-
rector of Arts Chorale, and Prof.
Philip Duey, director of the Men's
Glee Club regarded the ruling as
a "proper and fair solution to
the freshmen eligibility problem.
THE NEW ruling requires the
groups to assume the responsibili-
tv of seeing that particinating

He pointed out that by lifting
the ban onhfirst-semester fresh-
men, SAC has enabled many of
them to gain valuable experience
socially, academically and music-
ally.
* * *
HE ESTIMATED that approxi-
mately 15 to 20 freshmen would
now be able to join Arts Chorale.
Prof. Duey, whose group was
.previously allowed freshmen
participants without the added
grade responsibility announced
the Glee Club's willingness to
come under the new ruling.

PROFESSORS IN POLITICS:
Faculty Men Condemn MSC Ruling
...1.

By LEONARD GREENBAUM
Two University professors, both
of whom are Ann Arbor City Coun-
cilmen, yesterday condemned the
recent Michigan State College rul-
ing restraining its faculty mem-
bers from running for political of-
fice.

blow. If you are going to en-
courage students to participate
in politics you should be able to
set an example."
The MSC ruling which was pub-
lished in the college bulletin two
days ago states that activity in
partisan politics will be considered

"The entire matter," he add-
ed, "should be left up to the in-
dividual."
Prof. Bromage praised the Uni-
versity's ruling which permits a
faculty member to 'run for a local
office but reserves the right to
grant consent in the case of a state

He had just finished his fi
set of preliminary examinatic
for his Ph.D. in Latin, Pi
Blake said, and had beg
teaching several Latin a
Greek courses as a teaching f
low this fall.
"He was at worst emotion

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