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VOL. LXI, No. 15 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1950
FAIR AND COOL
North of Hanoi
SAIGON, Indochina - (P) -
French forces gave up another
outpost yesterday north of Hanoi,
and serious consideration was be-
ing given to bolstering Hanoi it-
self against the danger of a Viet-
minh attack in the wake of a
series of sharp French teversals.
Transformation of the Vietminh
guerrillas of Moscow-supported Ho
Chih Minh into a powerful regu-
lar army has forced the French to
take precautions to safeguard
Tanoi, great trading center in
northern Indochina and former
seat of the French governor gen-
" * s
THE CITY, capital of Tonkin
and major French base, is only
about 40 miles from Thai Nguyen,
which the French now have evac-
The relatively weak frontier
positions remaining in French
hands are constantly exposed to
attack by overwhelming num-
bers of well-equipped Vietminh
forces. The danger even extends
to Langson, French frontier
headquarters post and main
(Authoritative sources in Paris
said France urgently wants more
and faster American military aid
in Indochina, but that there are
no present plans to increase the
size of French forces fighting
there despite the severe reverses.
The French, colonial and Viet-
namese troops are. estimated at
150,000. U.S. arms and money al-
ready has started flowing into
THE FRENCH suddenly decid-
ed to withdraw from Thainguy-
This town was a principal
Vietminh base insthe north be-
fore the French captured it Oct.
A French military spokesman
said the withdrawal was made
without any Vietminh pressure to
the new defense line, which he
said was established along with
the northern limit of the Red Riv-
er Delta rice bowl some 15 miles
south of Thinguyen and only
about 25 miles north of Hanoi.
ike in Draft
WASHINGTON - Gen. Omar
Bradley reported last night that
the military high command is aim-
ing for an armed force of 2,100,000
men by next June, with 62 air
groups and 905 navy ships.
"Even these forces will not be
adequate," Bradley said.
* * *
NOTING that current defense
moves carry a "price tag" of $25,-
000,000,000, Bradley disclosed that
the nation's military chiefs are
working on a plan "that's going
to cost more money and take more
effort and more men in uniform."
He said the new program will be
submitted to President Truman for
presentation to Congress as soon
as it is ready.
MEANWHILE in Washington an
executive order from President
Truman declared that the current
ban on the drafting of married
men or men with dependents does
not apply tor doctors, dentists and
The draft of men 19 through
25 years of age for the combat
services exempts married men
and others with children or oth-
er persons dependent upon then
The new category set up for
persons in the medical, dental and
allied specialist fields, however,
Navy Blasts East
RAH-RAM BOYS-A bunch of students bubbling over with
Michigan spirit board the Wolverine club special train to New
York City, where they will watch Michigan and Army grid
squads tangle tomorrow afternoon in Yankee Stakdium.
* * * *
Students Off to Game,
eekendi e York
By FLOYD THOMAS
Classes and studies were for-
gotten ? yesterday as hundreds of
students began the journey to the
The trek to New York City will
continue today as more Wolver-
ine backers set out for Yankee
Stadium, where Michigan and Ar-
my gridders are slated to tangle
THE LARGEST group to vacate
Ann Arbor for the weekend was
135 students who left at 7:50 p.m.
yesterday on a Wolverine Club spe-
cial tran. They will be back at
3:45 a.m. Monday.
Another five dozen football
* * * .
'U' Band Off
For Army Tilt
The University Marching Band,
hindered in practice by a rainy
week, left Ann Arbor yesterday
morning on a special train bound
for New York City.
William D. Revelli, conductor
of the University Bands, and his
assistant, Jack Lee, appeared con-
cerned as the train left the sta-
tion. The band is scheduled to
present one of its most intricate
shows during the half-time at the
Michigan-Army game tomorrow
* * *
IN SPITE of the poor week of
practice, though, Revelli looked
forward to some good weather in
New York today.
enthusiasts will take off from
Wllow Run airport at 6:30 p.m.
today in a Wolverine Club plane.
The return flight will land at
Willow Run at 7:15 p.m. Sun-
The University Marching Band
got up before breakfast this morn-
ing and pulled out at 7:30 a.m. in
a special train. The band will play
at an alumni pep rally in New
York tonight and will perform be-
tween halves n Yankee Stadium
MEN HAD no monopoly on the
migration. A check on Thursday-
Monday passes at the office of the
Dean of Women revealed that 78
women left for Manhattan last
night-58 in the Wolverine Club
But untold numbers of wo-
men may be leaving today on
Friday - Monday permissions,
whchycan be obtained from in-
dividual house mothers.
Eighteen women will leave on
the Wolverine Club plane tonight,
according to the dean's office.
THE ATHLETIC Department
reported it had sold all of its
31,000 tickets to the game.
A railroad reported a large in-
crease in business, especially
sleeping-car reservations, to New
York. The upsurge in traffic be-
gan Wednesday and is expected
to continue today, a railroad
However, a bus company said
there was no increase in bus pas-
sengers to New York.
TOKYO--(A)-The U.S. battle-
ship Missouri was still leading a
force of 37 ships today in a sear-
ing attack on nearly 130 miles of
North Korea's east coast-almost
to the Siberian-Manchurian bor-
The big iron and steel port of
Chongjin was set aflame as the
16-inch guns of the Mighty Mo
Truman Of f on
Second Lap of
ST. LOUIS-()-President Tru-
man resumed last night his long
journey to the Pacific for a con-
ference with Gen. Douglas Mac-
Arthur-probably at Wake Island
-on how to prevent the threat of
Communism in the Far East from
flaming into another war.
Amid world speculation on the
reasons behind the meeting, which
probably will start some time Sat-
urday, Truman expressed hope the
exchange of views will produce
"some contribution to the peace
of the world."
* * *
THE PRESIDENT took off from
the St. Louis Municipal Airport at
2:28 p.m. yesterday after attend-
ing a private luncheon honoring
his sister, Miss Mary Jane Tru-
man, and other new officers of the
Missouri Chapter of the Order of
the Eastern Star.
He spoke for seven minutes at
the luncheon, but did not dis-
cuss his week-end trip to the
Pacific. Newsmen were barred
from the meeting and no trans-
cript was made of the President's
The Independence, the Presi-
dent's blue and silver DC-6, was
due to land at Fairfield-Suisun
Air Base in California about 9:15
p.m. for refuelling.
* * *
TRUMAN EXPECTED to be on
his way again four hours later for
Hickham Field, Honolulu, where he
is due at 8 a.m. Hawaii time Fri-
The next flight, after a 16-
hour layover at Hickam Field,
will take him to the site of the
conference, probably starting
some time Saturday.
Presidential Secretary Charles
G. Ross wouldn't say where it will
be. And Pan-American Airways
handed the newsmen tickets today
giving their destination as "Point
THE CONFERENCE, might well
be aboard any number of ships
likely to be in the Wake Island
area for security reasons. But, it
was made clear, it will not be
aboard the battleship Missouri,
where MacArthur formally accept-
ed the Japanese surrender.
poured more than 800,000 pounds
of hot shells into the city in less
than an hour yesterday, the Navy
* * *
THE FIERCE bombardment,
reminiscent of those that devas-
tated the coast of Japan late in
World War II, might be the pre-
lude to a United Nations landing,
but this remained a matter of
American and British cruisers,
American and Australian de-
stroyers and American aircraft
carriers worked over an area ex-
tending from Songjin "practical-
ly to the very edge of the Man-
churian border," the Navy said
today. It is 130 miles from Song-
jin to that border.
British carrier-based planes si-
multaneously struck the North-
Korean west coats 65 miles south-
west of the Red capital of Pyong-
UN GROUND TROOPS were ad-
vancing relentlessly on Pyongyang
from the south and southeast
against weakening Red resistance.
' The attack on Chongjin, on
the northeast coast, could be the
softening-up process for an Al-
lied landing, or it could be a di-
version to draw attention from
a landing elsewhere. It also
could be merely a routine smash
at targets of opportunity.
The Sept. 15 Allied landings at
Inchon, on the west coast, which
led to smashing of the Red inva-
sion of South Korea, were preced-
ed by similar strong naval bom-
bardment :and a simultaneous di-
version on the east coast.
CHONGJIN is an iron and steel
port of 190,000 population, 49 air
miles southwest of the Korean-
Siberia border and 43 miles south-
east of the Korean-Manchuria
border at the closest points. It is
linked by rail with the rest of
North Korea and with Manchuria.
The U.S. cruiser Helena led the
sa strike with a quick shelling
from close up, with her 8-inch
guns. Then the ponderous Mis-
souri began throwing in one-ton
missiles from three of her nine
16-inch guns. The U.S. cruiser
Worcester, the British cruiser Cey-
lon, and the Australian destroyer
Warramunga also participated.
To S. Korea
LAKE SUCCESS-(AP)-The UN
Commission of Korea yesterday
limited the authority of the Syng-
man Rhee Government to South
Korea and empowered Gen. Doug-
las MacArthur to set up United
Nations civil rule in North Korea.
* * *
THE COMMISSION unanimous-
ly approved at a closed meeting an
Australian proposal to exclude the
Rhee regime from areas beyond
the 38th parallel until nation-wide
elections can be held. This will
have the effect of putting Rhee
before the Korean voters again.
IMMEDIATELY after the vote,
the commission cabled its decision
to Gen. MacArthur, thus giving
him the go ahead to establish civil
rule in the liberated northern ar-
Under the Australian proposal,
officers representing various na-
tional armies fighting under the
UN colors will be associated with
the civil administration.
Informed circles said the main
purpose of the Australian proposal
was to preserve freedom of action
for the commission in North Ko-
rea until the elections are held.
The seven-member commission
will start operating in Korea as
soon as the military situation per-
The Commission's action came
ernment yesterday announced a
temporary world-wide "freeze" on
passports to aliens seeking to en-
ter the United States.-
The action was taken under the
tough new Communist-control law.
The shutdown in effect threw
a screen around the country pend-
ing clarification of the statute
which Congress passed over Presi-
dent Truman's veto.
THE STATE Department issued
the suspensiont order as scores of
aliens-chiefly Germans and Ital-
ians-were detained at Ellis Island,
New York, and many hundreds of
others were on the hgh seas en
route to American ports.
Crew members on some fore-
ign ships arriving In this coun-
try were also barred from going
The State Department cabled
U.S. embassies and consulates all
over the world to hold up visas-
entry permits-until they can re-
check the background of aliens
planning to come to the United
* .* *
AMERICAN officials abroad
were instructed to notify trans-
portation companies of the sus-
pension order and warn them of
possible liability for damage if
they transport to this country al-
iens who do not have valid permits.
Displaced persons are exempt-
ed from the order.
The so-called anti-subversive
law bars the entry of aliens who
have ever been members of the
Communist "or other totalitarian"
parties or affiliated organizations.
IT THUS applies not only to
former Nazi and Fascist Party
members, but also to countless
Germans and Italians who were
members of some sort of state or-
ganizations during the Hitler and
State Departient officials es-
timated that 90 per cent of all
Germans would be ineligible un-
der a strict interpretation of the
The suspension order specifies
that aliens now holding visas can
get them restamped and valid only
by satisfying American consuls
abroad that they are not banned
from the United States under the
1950 security act.
Italy and Germany have both
protested vigorously against the
detention of their nationals, and
the State Department has promis-
ed prompt action to clear up the
Police Say Ex-'U'
Nurse Is Informer
By CHUCK ELLIOTT
Confessed arsonist and former teaching fellow Robert H. Stacy
admitted yesterday afternoon that he set fires in two other Univer-
sity buildings, one just before the Haven Hall disaster of June 6.
Stacy, who was charged with arson Tuesday after admitting that
he burned' the campus landmark told police that he also started a
fire in Alumni Memorial Hall only a few hours before igniting the
Haven Hall blaze.
POLICE CHIEF Caspar Enkemann said the 30 year old graduate
student and Latin scholar confessed setting another blaze in the
WASHINGTON - (P) - Two
French cabinet officers started
a round of talks with top Ameri-
can officials yesterday with the
aim of getting about $750,000,000
to spur France's rearmament.
Defense Minister Jules Moch
and Finance Minister Maurice
Petsche began outlining their
case at a luncheon at the Penta-
gon sponsored by Gen. George C.
Marshall, Secretary 'of Defense.
* * *
SECRETARY OF STATE Ache-
son and Treasury Secretary Sny-
der also sat in as the Frenchmen
told how their government plans
to more than double defense
spending next year -- if the Uni-
ted States and other Atlantic Pact
Allies help out.
Petsche arrived from Paris at
National Airport only a few
"I am not a beggar. I am a
grateful friend," he told reporters
as he arrived.
GOP' Gains in
cans scored sharp gains in Alas-
ka's general election, but the
mounting returns still left in doubt
yesterday the issue of which party
will control the Legislature.
In the race for delegate to Con-
gress, E. L. Bartlett, the Demo-
cratic incumbent, ran up a lead
of almost three to one over Almer
Peterson of Anchorage, his Re-
publican opponent. It compared
with his 1948 victory by nearly four
to one over another Republican
>General Library in July, 1949.
Both of these fires were ex-
tinguished with little damage.
The blaze in General Library
attic storage room destroyed a
few documents, while there was
minor damage from water.
Enkemann said the confessed
arsonist told him thathe-had
also set a small fire in the First
Methodist Church on March 25
of this year.
* * *
POLICE SAID that Stacy still
refused to admit connection with
any, of the Montgomery Ward fires
which occurred during the last
six months. They have not been
able to establish any link between
his confessed arsons and these
fires, two of which did major dam-
Stacy appeared in court yes-
terday morning before Circuit
Court Judge James R. Breakey,
Jr. Judge Breakey refused. to
accept Stacy's plea of guilty un-
til he obtained an attorney.
Stacy mumbled that he "could-
n't afford one," but the court
agreed to appoint one for him.
Yesterday afternoon, Judge
Breakey assigned Stacy's case to
Joseph .E. Hooper and Albert E.
Blashfield, local attorneys, who
talked to him last night. He also
ordered Stacy examined last night
by Dr. R. M. Patterson, a Univer-
sity Hospital psychiatrist.
MEANWHILE, it was revealed
by police that a 38 year old former
University Hospital nurse had pro-
vided information that led to the
arrest of Stacy.
She is Miss Zelda Clarkson,
now living in Pontiac, who dated
Stacy several years ago, while
she was still in Ann Arbor, but
broke up with him after a quar-
rel in 1948, according to police.
She had complained to police
about Stacy two years ago, after
they had broken up, charging that
he entered her apartment without
permission. He pleaded guilty but
was given a suspended sentence.
Recently, Miss Clarkson told po-
lice, Stacy continued to force his
attentions on her. Finally, last
Friday, she filed a petition in Pro-
bate Court~that Stacy be commit-
ted to a mental institution, police
RENOWNED DANCE TEAM:
Chess Ability Attracted
Ryder to Famous Wife
* * * *
MICHIGAN BEAT ARMY!
Cannon Blast to Start Pep Rally;
Songs, Cheers Spearhead Sendoff
"Beat Army!" will be the battle
cry as students mass at 8:15 a.m.
today in front of the Union to give
Wolverine gridders a rousing fare-
A cannon fired from one of the
Union's balconies will mark the
official opening of the mammoth
pep rally. Then cheerleaders led
by Jeff Knight, '51, will guide the
mob through a series of football
cheers and such traditional songs
as "The Victors" and "Varsity."
* * *
TWO BANDS will provide mu-
sical rah-rah for the occasion. The
famed Fiji Marching Band from
Phi Gamma Delta will vie with
the Chicago House band for mu-
ball team itself is scheduled to
appear shortly before 8:30 a.m.
on the Union steps. From there
the team will board a chatered
bus which will take it as far as
the Willow Run Airport.
There the Wolverines will meet
the special plane which will carry
them to New York City and Army's
Cadets. Army currently ,has the
top-ranking football team in the
JUST LAST YEAR, Army upset
the Wolverines 21-7 to snap Michi-
gan's 22-game winning streak. The
entire Corps of Cadets turned out
to sendoff the Army team as it
left West Point for Ann Arbor.
sociation, Assembly, AIM, the
Union and the Wolverine Club.
Special police permission was
required for the firing of the can-
non from the Union balcony. The
cannon was procured by Scabbard
and Blade, a national military fra-
ternity. It will be fired by George
Boucher, '51, Scabbard and Blade
POLICE will be present to keep
auto traffic off the State Street
area which will be overflowing
with people if the rally is success-
Hugh Greenberg, '51, varsity
committee chairman, called for
the whole-hearted support of the
entire campus at the rally.
' By RON WATTS
"He was the star, I was only a
member of the company, but it
was my chess playing ability that
first won his eye," Emily Frankel,
wife and modern dance partner of
Mark Ryder, explained in an in-
"You see, Mark and I met at
a resort where both of our dance
companies were playing," Emily
Frankel continued. "Mark loved
to play chess and usually only the
older men in the company played
against him, until he found out
that I played a pretty good game.
He must have admired my mind
so much that we soon fell in love
and were married," she said.
MARK RYDER and Emily
Frankel conducted a two-hour
class yesterday in dance panto-
mine at Barbour Gymnasium. At
the present the world famous
dance team is on tour of the Uni-
ted States. They were sponsored
by the Women's Physical Educa-
Surrounded by a group of
band were having with a recent-
ly purchased taxi cab.
"We've both only learned to
drive the thing about two weeks
ago and so far have had two ac-
cidents," she laughed. "It's a good
thing that taxi cabs are built to
withstand the hard knocks of
reckless and inexperienced driv-
in .* '4 *
EMILY FRANKEL believes that
a credit course in modern dancing
such as now is in existence at the
University of Wisconsin, is a good
idea. "It takes about five years'
to train a good teacher and plenty
of them are needed," she noted.
She pleaded with the dance
hopefuls surrounding her not to
go to New York or the West
coast while yet untrained, unless
it is absolutely necessary.
"At the present there are about
1,500 dancers unemployed and the
life is prett ytough for a new ar-
rival," Emily Frankel emphasized.
"If you want to be a dancer, al-
so prepare yourself -to be a back-
IN THE PETITION, Miss Clark-
son said that he had told her that
he "burned down Haven Hall" and
had threatened her life.
Miss Clarkson could not be
located for comment. Police said
they did not know her where-
At the time of his court involve-
ment two years ago, Stacy was
examined by a University psychia-
trist at the request of at attorney.
The psychiatrist reported to
Judge Payne, then in the Munici-
pal Court, that Stacy was in need
of treatment, but that there was
no indication that he might com-
mit criminal acts whether treated
tice Department disclosed yester-
day that it does not oppose a Su-
preme Court review of the con-
victions of 11 top Communist lead-
The department filed a brief
with the high tribunal which ad-
vocated, however, that the review
be limited to the issue of consti-
tutionalty of the Smith Act as ap-
plied to Red officials.
The 11 were convicted in New