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Arson Trial
Jury Finds
Faces Possible
10 Year Term
Robert H. Stacy aat quietly yes-




Emergen cy

Football Rally Set
For Tomorrow
Aided by the timely end of a short railroad strike that threatened
to mar plansfor tomorrow's pep meeting, rally sponsors last night
reported "everything all set" for the campus to give the Wolverine
squad good luck wishes shortly before it leaves for California.
The rally is scheduled to begin at 12:45 p.m. in front of the
Union, and end by 1:08 so that students can make their classes and
the squad its 13-car train which is scheduled to leave between 1:20
and 1:30 p.m.

terday afternoon as he heard a
circuit court jury return a verdic
of guilty against him in the Ha
ven Hall arson trial.
Judge James R. Breakey set th
sentencing of the brilliant Lath
scholar for Jan. 9. He faces a
maximum , penalty of ten years
THE NINE-WOMAN and three.
man jury was out of the court-
room for a total three hours an
30 minutes after being chargec
with the case.
It had gone to the jury with-
out any defense testimony.
Stacy's counsel, Leonard H.
Young, maintained that the
prosecution had failed to prove
a case.
After the verdict was presented
Young said that he was not yet
certain if Stacy would appeal the
decision. He said that he would
file a stay of sentence motion,
however, to provide time to pre-
pare an appeal.
EARLIER yesterday, Young and
'Posecuting Attorney Douglas K.
Reading summed up their cases
before the court. In an impas-
sioned appeal, Young asked the
jury to consider "human frailties"
Reading charged that the de-
fense's case had "fizzled and
flopped" after they failed to
offer any testimony in their be-
half. Stacy declined to take the
stand yesterday, saying, accord-
ing to attorney Young, that he
"wasn't up to it."
Reading pointed out that the
chain of four fires on June 6, cul-
minating in the $600,000 Haven
Hall disaster, "could not be coin-
Regents Will
Meet Students
In Conference
The Regents yesterday approved
a meeting with representatives of
the student body Feb. 16.
The plan was revealed by the
Regents as they concluded their
second day of meetings.
The Union will play host for
the informal meeting of repre-
sentatives from all major cmpus
organizations and living units.
* * *
"WE PLAN TO invite around
75 people which will represent the
campus as best as possible," Jerry
Mehlman, '51, president of the
Union, said. Other officials in the
University administration will al-
so be present.
"The meeting with the Re-
gents last year was considered
quite successful, and we want
to continue to act as hosts for
the Regents and students when
they meet to discuss common
problems of the University," he
The Regents, at the same meet-
ing, appointed Mrs. Sarah L.
Healy associate dean of women.
Mrs. Healy has held the position
of acting associate dean since
July, 1950.
The Regents also accepted gifts
amounting to $58,145.26. The
largest gift was a $6,375 grant
from the Rockefeller Foundation
for infra-red studies of protein.
The final Christmas 'suple-


Post. Office
Ends Mail
mas parcel post, backlogged in
key rail terminals by a three-day
yard workers' strike, started on its
way last night.
Postmaster General Donaldson
signed an order lifting a 36-hour
embargo on acceptance of parcel
post, first class mail heavier than
eight ounces, and second class
mail, except for daily newspapers.
* S *
THE EMBARGO, imposed on
Thursday night, was removed yes-
terday when it appeared certain
the strike of more than 10,000
yard workers wasrending.
The order moved by wire to
the department's 15 division in-
Donaldson said it would be re-
layed to postmasters by telephone.
The order said: "All mail serv-
ice restrictions . . . are removed.
Normal mail service will be re-
sumed at once. All postmasters
will make every effort to facilitate
the convenience of the general
public in the mailing of Christmas
"BY TONIGHT," Donaldson
said yesterday, "we should have
the backlog at the gateway term-
inals cleaned up and on its way."
By "gateway" terminals, Don-
aldson explained he meant Wash-
ington, Chicago, and St. Louis
where scores of mail cars cram-
med with yuletide packages were
held up by the strike of yard
workers belonging to the Brother-
hood of Railroad Trainmen. I

PRESIDENT Alexander Ruth-
ven, Vices-Presidents M a r v i n
Niehuss and Robert Briggs, and
Provost James Adams will be on
hand to officially express the Uni-
versity's best wishes for a Michi-
gan victory over the unbeaten but
once-tied Golden Bears of Cali-
Also to be called on for speak-
ing duty is Coach Bennie Ooster-
baan, who will be flanked by 44
of his gridmen making the trip.
Representing the student body,
S t u d e n t Legislature President
George Roumell will hand a horse-
President Ruthven made this
official statement last night in
support of the rally:
"I am glad that the students
have planned to pay tribute to
our 1950 football team. The
courage these men have shown
is worthof the best of Michi-
gan's tradition. We all like to
win, but in my opinion, win or
lose, this team will go down in
the history of sports as one of
Michigan's great teams."
shoe-shaped wreath of maize and
blue colored chrysanthemums to
President Ruthven with an appro-
priate short speech.
press the official best wishes of the
University. Then he will present
the wreath to Wolverine tackle Al
Wahl, who will speak for the team.
All those participating in the
rally will be seated on a plat-
form to be constructed on the
Union steps directly in front of
the doors. In front of them will
be members of the Marching
Band, and the cheerleaders.
Wolverine Club president Jerry
Helfenbein said last night that the
club and the Union Liason Com-
mittee, planners of the affair, will
distribute more than 7,500 "Rose1
Bowl Rally" tags to students to-
night and tomorrow.

Issues First
December Auto
Increases Offset
Truman yesterday proclaimed a
national emergency and the gov-
ernment quickly issued its first
price control order-a rollback
wiping out increases on 1951
The price freeze fell on four
firms that announced increases
since Dec. 1: Ford, General Mo-
tors, Chrysler and Nash. Most of
the independent car manufactur-
ers who boosted prices earlier this
year, were not caught by the
dent established a new office with
unprecedented power to mobilize
the nation at a fast pace against
"world conquest by communist im-
In proclaiming the emergency,
the President summoned every
citizen to put the country's de-
fense ahead of everything else.
A few hours later, the Eco-
nomic Stabilization Agency, is-
suing the first of a series of
mandatory control orders an-
nounced by Truman Friday
night, frozeprices of new auto-
mobiles at the Dec. 1, 1951, level.
Tle order will be effective until
March 1 pending a study leading
to price and wage stabilization in
the industry.
THE EMERGENCY. proclama-
tion declared that world conquest
is the "goal of the forces of ag-
gression that have been loosed
upon the world."
The Office of Defense Mob-
ilization was created at the
same time by executive order
with full authority over civilian
agencies already at work build-
ing United States war strength.
Chairman Carl Vinson (D-Ga.)
of the House Armed Services Com-
mittee said that the draft laws
will have to be changed if Pres-
ident Truman's demand for a 3,-
500,000-man armed force is to be
Rep. Vinson told reporters pos-
sible revisions will be the firstz
business before his committee af-t
ter the new Congress convenes in

Reds Three Miles
From Hungnam
100,000 Communists Reported
Massing Around Allied Beachhead
TOKYO-(IP)-Attacking Chinese Communists today pressed to
within three miles of Hungnam, beachhead port for United States
forces in northeast Korea.
The Chinese thrust through Hamhung, abandoned by the Ameri-
cans yesterday, and covered half the six miles between the big indus-
trial city and its port, Hungnam, a field dispatch said.
AIR AND NAVY reports said increasing numbers of Chinese were
massing around the shrinking Allied perimeter.
Already an estimated 100,000 Chinese were swarming through
the snow-cloaked hills overlooking the United States Tenth Corps.
Chinese patrols entered Hamhung almost as soon as United States

Wu Rejects
UN Korean

-Daily-Jack Bergstrom
WHERE TO FROM HERE?-A dark, newly-pressed tuxedo pro-
vides a sharp and significant contrast to some old army fatigue
clothes this student, has tried on for size. Typical of many, he
looked to the future with indecision and uncertainty.
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Students Show Uncertainty
As Tension Affects MoraleE

Engineers blew the last of three
bridges leading south from the
o n c e important manufacturing
and rail center.
* * *
UNITED STATES engineers kept
blasting as they moved back, de-
stroying tunnels, bridges and
Throughout Saturday night
the Reds probed lightly but per-
sistently at the American de-
fense perimeter three miles
southeast of Hamhung.

University students watched
with anxiety this week as the na-
tion braced itself against the
threat of World War III.
All over campus, in informal
bull-sessions, in taverns, in resi-
dences and in organized meetings,
students discussed their future.
* * *
MOSTLY they were marking
time. They were waiting for some-
one to tell them where they stand.
There was no hysteria and no
sign of academic collapse.
Classroom attendance was near
normal. Grades showed no sig-
nificant change as engineering
World News

college marks climbed slightly
while those of literary college
freshmen continued a slight de-
cline which started before the cri-
sis arose.
* * *
MORALE, nevertheless, was at .a
rather low eI b. But it was by no
means alarming. Most students
and University officials agreed that
campus morale merely reflected'
the trend throughout the nation.
Prof. ' Peter Ostafin, West
Quad resident director, expressed
the view of many when he said
that students have held up re-
markably well under the strain.
Any drop in morale seems to
have come largely as a result of
student uncertainty as to what
the future holds in store for them.
"Students don't know what the
score is," literary college associate
dean James H. Robertson observ-
"Their draft status is unclear
and many are worried about their
academic position," he explained.,
AT LEAST a dozen men have
come to Dean Robertson's office
in the past ten days to seek advice
on whether to quite school and
enlist or wait for .the draft. He
considered their plight indicative
of much of the campus.
"It is a widespread situation
which should be recognized but
not distorted," Dean Robertson
"If students are given a defi-
See WAR THREAT, Page 8

Truce Plant
China's Gen. Wu Hsiu-Chuan yes-
terday doomed United Nations ef-
forts to bring about a *ease-fire
in Korea except on Soviet terms.
But he promised that his gov-
ernment would "try to advise"
Chinese Communist "Volunteers"
in Korea to bring the fighting to
an early end.
WU TOLD A news conference in
a prepared statement that the'
cease-fire measures overwhelm-
ingly adopted by the General As-
sembly three days ago were a "trap
of the United States ruling cir-
He endorsed Soviet Foreign
Minister Andrei Vishinsky's
terms for peace in Korea-the
withdrawal of "all foreign
troops," leaving the Korean
problem to "be solved by the
Korean people themselves."
Addressing 100 correspondents
'grouped a r o un d the Security
Council's horseshoe table, the sto-
ny-faced Chinese ambassador also
demanded that United States
forces be withdrawn from Formo-
sa and demanded a place for Red
China in the United Nations.
Wu's statement dashed Any lin-
gering hopes among UN delega-
tions that the three-man cease-
fire committee set up by the As-
sembly would make progress with
the Red Chinese delegation here.

The Chinese failed to pierce the
defense perimeter, held by troops
of the U.S. Seventh Division. But
the Reds kept feeling out the
beachhead defenses, disregarding
nightlong American illumination
and artillery fire.
* * *
Lowering weather hampered air
operations in the northeast last
night and a snowstorm permitted
only a few strikes at the Reds in
the west.
United States artillery, how-
ever, hammered at Red forces-
identified as North Korean -'
'building up a mile north of the
p8th Parallel in the center of
the Korean peninsula.
The artillery fire at this con-
centration of 2,000 Reds-with un-
disclosed results-was the only
major engagement in the west
yesterday, an Eighth Army spokes-
man said.
U.S. Requests


Four thousand yelping young-
sters will take over sedate Hill
auditorium from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
The dignity of the campus show-
place will be shattered when the
happy tots throng to the Inter-
fraternity Council's annual Christ-
mas party for Ann Arbor grade-
school children.
* * *
SANTA CLAUS, in the padded
person of Al Weygandt, '52, will
welcome the moppets and give out
thousands of bags of candy. St.
Nick will also hear kiddies' Christ-
mas gift wishes and emcee the
The program will feature a
perennial child's favorite, a
clown act, by several Theta
Xi's. Sam Dudley, Spec., will
keep the kids on the edges of
their seats with a suspense-
packed balancing act.
Gymnastics coach Newt Loken
will risk burns, bruises and bro-
ken bones on the trampoline.
THE BOYS and girls will be
able to sit back and catch their
breath as Marjorie Ingram, '51Ed,


By The Assocazted Press
LONDON-Prime Minister Cle-
mentyAttlee promised Britain yes-
terday the atom bomb would not
be used lightly or wantonly, but
said the fact 'this weapon exists
"is a powerful deterrent to those
who might think of breaking the
peace of the world."
LONDON-Soviet Russia yes-
terday warned that putting West
Germans back, in uniform to
fight Communism would violate
Soviet pacts with Britain and
France, as formal protests were
handed to the British and
French embassies in Moscow.
* * *
VIENNA - Coal shortages -
caused partly by miners' opposi-
tion to Communist pressure - ap-
peared yesterday to be slowing the
ability of Soviet satellites in East
Europe to meet the Kremlin's in-
dustrial demands.
States last night slapped eco-
nomic sanctions on Communist
China, freezing all its assets in
this country and barring Amer-
ican ships and planes from go-
ing there.j
WASHINGTON-A comprehen-
sive plan for protecting the lives
and property of this nation's civil-
ian population against atomic at-j
tacks or other wartime disastersI
was approved unanimously yester-
day by the Senate Armed Services

Drive Progress
The Michigan Memorial
Phoenix Project has received
contributions from 80 per cent
of the members of these addi-
tional groups:
Adelia Cheever
Anderson House (EQ)
Theta Xi
Chi Phi

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Union To Open Doors
To Women Tom'orrowi

Defense Talks
WASHINGTON -- (A') -- The
United States asked last night that
foreign ministers from 21 nations
in the Western Hemisphere get
together for a discussion of "Com-
munism's Threat to a Free World."
The State Department express-
ed hope that such a meeting could
be held in the near future-pos-
sibly mid-February.
A few hours after President
Truman had proclaimed a nation-
al emergency, the State Depart-
ment put out the call, saying:
"The aggressive policy of inter-
national Communism, carried out
through its satellites, has brought
about a situation in which the en-
tire free world is threatened."
It said the meeting was proposed
to "consider the problems of an
urgent nature and of common in-
terest to the American states."
Atlantic Pact
WASHINGTON - (1P) - Secre-
tary of State Acheson was sche-
duled to leave for an Atlantic Pact
defense meeting in Brussels today,
amid signs that President Truman
is firmly determined to keep him
in office despite Republican ouster
The Brussels session will be a
brief one devoted to formal appro-
val by the foreign ministers of the
12 Atlantic treaty nations of plans
for, creation of a Western Euro-

r,-- ----

Tomorrow the Union may seem
a little brighter, a little more in-
teresting to campus men.
For beginning at 2:30 p.m. when
the sacred Taproom is opened to
the women guests of members, the
Union's experimental plan for co-
ed recreation will b6 underway.
From tomorrow until Easter vaca-
tion women accompanied by men
will be allowed use of the billiard
room, the bowling alleys, ping-
pong tables, and the cafeteria, at
specified times.
Mehlman, '51, explained that
whether the plan becomes a per-

will decide the fate of the pool-
shooting and bowling co-eds two
weeks before the vacation per-
To help them understand how
Union members feel about the
proposed changes, suggestion box-
es will be placed around the
places where the visiting women
will be.
ACCORDING TO Union staff-'
men, the plan has been under
consideration for some time.
It received the approval of
the Union Liason Committee, a
group representative of campus
organizations which met with

-Daily-Burt Sapowitch
SANTA CLAUS (alias Al Weygandt '52) sternly orders Jack
Smart, '52BAd., and Jim Maguire, '53, to make a success of IFC's
annual Christmas party for 4,000 Ann Arbor youngsters tomor-
row. Santa will emcee the festivities and distribute candy.

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Lambert, '53, and Wilbur Fried-





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