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OK Troops
For Europe
Needs Congress,
Approval First
jor Senate committees yesterday
approved resolutions urging that
troops be sent to Europe-but call-
ing on President Truman to get
endorsement of both Houses in
following this policy.
Senator H. Alexander Smith (R-
NJ) quickly explained this restric-
tion was intended to apply only
to future troop moves-not to the
assignment of four divisions al-
ready promised by Truman.
* * *
SMITH PUSHED through this
provision when a coalition of Re-
publicans and southern Democrats
suddenly grabbed pontrol of the
Foreign Relations a n d Armed
Services Committees, which are
jointly considering the hot issue.
The section calling for action
by both Senate and House was a
major setback for the adminis-
tration. Its supporters had
sought to limit the committee's
action to a resolution calling for
Senate sanction of the dispatch
of American foot soldiers to join
the international army under
General Dwight D. Eisenhower. '
The final result, which Senator
George (D-Ga.) called a "Botch"
was two resolutions.
ONE, ADOPTED unanimously,
requires only approval of the Sen-
The other, approved 16 to 8, is
a concurrent resolution, requir-
ing both Senate and House ap-
However, this is merely an ex-
pression of Congress, without force
of law. Administration forces ral-
lied to defeat 13 to 11 a Republican
proposal to make it a joint resolu-
tion, which would become law with
the President's signature,
Senator George, one of the com-
mitteemen who went along with
the coalition, called the result
"wholly unsatisfactory." He called
it involved and complicated, de-
claring it fails to meet the issue
U.S. Claims
Russia Began
Arms Race
PARIS--M--The United States
accused Russia yesterday of fo-
menting the current armament
race and said any Western move
now to disarm would alarm the
free peoples of the world.
U.S. Ambassador-at-large Phil-
ip Jessup made the statement at
the meeting of the Big Four depu-
ties who are trying to arrange an
agenda for a meeting of the for-
eign ministers of France, Britain,
the United States and Russia.
s . ,
SITTING AT his right was An-
drei Gromyko, Russian Deputy
Foreign Minister. One source pres-
ent said Jessup looked squarely
at Gromyko as he asserted:
The majority of the free peo-
ples of the world and those
seeking escape from bondage

are alarmed by the mass of
armaments of the Soviet Union
and its bloc.
This alarm will increase, not
diminish, if the United States, Bri-
tain and France halt their efforts
to reach a military parity with
Russia, unless there is some as-
surance from Russia that she has
abandoned her aggressive policy.
A short time before, Gromyko
had said that the "furious arms
race of the West" was causing the
world's tensions. He said the West
had started the movement and
that the people of the world are
worried by it.
This exchange was part of the
fourth session of the deputies.
Persons who attended said there
was still no apparent progress in
framing an acceptable list of
points for discussion by the for-
eign ministers.

Truman Linked
With REC Loan
Dunham's Diary Shows President
Interested In Big Loan Last Year
WASHINGTON-()-A Senate committee investigating alleged
political influence on reconstruction finance lending discovered evi-
dence yesterday that President Truman once interested himself in a
$12,000,000 loan to a Boston, Mass., corporation.
Working through a personal diary turned over to them by RFC
Director Walter L. Dunham, the investigators found an entry stating
that John R. Steelman telephoned Dunham last year to communicate
the President's interest in a project to build a mammoth garage and
O air raid shelter under Boston

Strom Will
Meet Student
Democratic Regents candidate
Wheaton Strom will meet mem-
bers of the student body at 4 p.m.
today in a reception at the Union
sponsored by t h e University's
Young Democrats Club.
Strom, an Escanaba attorney
and University alumnus. has said
his purpose in visiting the campus
is to become acquainted with the

* * *
problems of the University. He
told the YD yesterday that he
was anxious to meet informally
with the student body.
STROM'S running mate in the
April 2 election will be ex-gover-
nor Murray Van Wagoner, incum-
bent Regent appointed to fill- the
Board vacancy left by the death
of the late Ralph Hayward last
Young Democrat President Don
McNeil, Grad., said that all in-
terested students were invited to
attend the Strom reception.
* * *
Regent Lists
GOP Policies
Michigan Republicans assem-
bled in the Union yesterday to
launch the re-election campaign
of incumbent Regent Roscoe
In a luncheon marked by fre-
quent tributes to the Ann Ar-
bor attorney, about 250 guests
heard Regent Bonisteel outline
problems and policies facing the
EMPHASIZING the complexity
of the task, Regent Bonisteel as-
serted that he, his Republican
running mate Leland Doan, and
the entire Board "would keep the
University of Michigan great."
"In recent years," Regent
Bonisteel said, "we have been
and still are the envy of all1
publicly-controlled educational

* * *
THE ENTRY was made part of
the record in the inquiry being
conducted by the Senate Banking
subcommittee under the chair-
manship of Senator Fulbright
At the little white house in
Key West, Fla., presidential sec-
retary Joseph Short said there
was "no comment" on the com-
mittee inquiry development.
A transcript of yesterday's pro-
ceedings, made public by Fulbright,
showed that he asked Dunham
whether Steelman, one of Tru-
man's aides, ever urged him or
any RFC director to act favorably
on a loan.
"No sir," Dunham replied.
* * *
FULBRIGHT then drew his at-
tention to an entry inhis diary
for June 30, 1950 which said in
"Mr. John Steelman White
House telephoned. Said the Pres-
ident had requested him to call
each director of the RFC re-
garding the garage to be con-
structed under the Boston Com-
mon, Mass. States that he had
already talked with Vise and
Gunderson (former RFC direc-
tors) the amount of the loan to
Motor Parkway $12,000,000."
On that same day the loan was
approved by the directors, but the
money was never dispersed be-
cause the applying corporation did
not meet the collateral require-
World Newus
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-American Mar-
shall Plan headquarters in Europe
has suggested, officials said yes-
terday, that dollar aid to West
Germany gbe stopped until the
German government takes steps
to live within its income.
* * *
Senator Virgil Chapman, 55-
year-old Kentuckian with 25
years in the Senate, died on the
operating table at Bethesda Na-
val Hospital yesterday seven
hours after his automobile col-
lided with a big trailer-truck in
a fashionable residential section
of Washington.
Un-American Activities Commit-
tee delved yesterday into a reputed
list of Hollywood big-name finan-
cial "angels" to the Communist
party, which reportedly included
some of the "biggest names in;
LANSING - No evidence of
fraud and few errors were found
in the voting in the last guber-
natorial election, a special com-
mittee of the Michigan State
Board reported yesterday.
*' * *
SYDNEY, Australia-The Aus-
tralian High Court yesterday de-1
clared invalid government legis-
lation outlawing Communism. i

For McGee
SL To Supervise
Ad HoeGroup
Following Student Legislature
action taken Wednesday, the SL
cabinet last night drew up an
agreement under which the ad hoc
committee for Willie McGee will
operate on campus.
Dean of Students Erich A. Wal-
ter also last night granted the
committee temporary University
recognition under the plan.
* * *
THIS TEMPORARY recognition
will allow the group to organize
immediately. The Student Af-
fairs Committee, meeting Tues-
day, will decide whether the tem-
porary arrangement is satisfac-
tory .
This marks the first time that
the SL has been granted author-
ity over an ad hoc committee
of individuals.
SL officers emphasized, how-
ever, that their rcognition in no
way implies SL endorsement of
the purpose or activities of the
* * *
UNDER THE agreement drawn
up and accepted by the McGee
group, a sub-committee of the SL
Cabinet, composed of the vice-
president, and two cabinet mem-
bers at large, will have complete
jurisdiction over the group. The
ad hoc committe will submit to
the SL Cabinet a complete outline
of its structure, program and per-
The McGee group can also
take no action without the spe-
cific approval of the SL sub-
Legislators Wednesday night
voted to accept the committee,
after finding that an obscure Uni-
versity regulation requires ad hoc
groups to achieve SL approval
before being able to operate on
* * *
SINCE THE WORK of the com-
mittee centered around a time
limit, SL voted recognition im-
The ad hoc committee is join-
ing a nationwide movement to
save Willie McGee, a Mississippi
Negro, from execution March
20 for criminal assault.
Convicted in 1945, McGee has
had five stays of execution since
that time.
Myron Wahls, '54, and Valerie
Cowen, '54, are co-chairmen of the
McGee group. Thir tentative plans
call for petitions on the Diag and
an all campus rally.
Act To Have
LANSING - (P) - A resolution
requiring the University and
Michigan State College to per-
mit televising of home football
games was introduced in the House
Introduced by Rep. John J. Fitz-
patrick (D-Detroit), the resolution
would set up a television commis-
sion of two members from each
House of the Legislature and one
member each from the governing
bodies of the colleges.
Many taxpayers who have been

helping support the colleges for
years, the resolution said, can not
see football games other than on
television and they should "bene-
fit from their years of service."
The rules of the Big Ten forbid
televising football games. Both
colleges are members of the con-

Cost of Living Wage Raise


GI'S SCOUR ENEMY NEST-A Third Division infantry patrol cautiously moves through a recently
vacated enemy post on the south bank of the Han River, along Korea's western front. The Allies



moved doggedly forward yesterday, inflicting 17,000
* * * * *
UN_ Troops 1(1
TOKYO - (P) - Allied troops THE ALLIES ha
wiped out 6,000 Communists yes- gains of up to thre
terday in their renewed offensive western sector of tl
and then smashed furious North mile front before hi
Korean counterattacks which ex- desperate countera
ploded along a 25-mile front. east.
The Chinese and North Korean T
casualties boosted the Red losses Thousands of
for the first two days pf the new Reds struck four U
Allied offensive to more than 17,- divisions in that ea
000. They charged acri

casualties on the enemy in two days.
* * * *

111 6,000 Reds

d ground out
ee miles in the
,he flaming 70-'
urling back the
ttacks in the
North Korean
United Nations
astern assault.
oss the snow-

Physicist Offers Space
Ship Directions to Vensus

rections for reaching the planet
Venus in a space ship in 146 days
were offered yesterday by a Cali-
fornia physicist.
John M. Wuerth of the aero-j
P arty Blows
Cause Death of
Illini Student
year-old University of Illinois stu-
dent died of a brain hemorrhage
late Wednesday 11 days after he
was knocked down several times at
a formal fraternity dance on the
An inquest into the death of the
student, Harold J. Colton, a sopho-
more of Chicago, was scheduled
last night. Coroner Don Wikoff
said members of Colton's fratern-
ity, Alpha Delta Phi, told him Col-
ton was intoxicated and created a
disturbance at the fraternity's for-
mal dance on Feb. 24. About 30
couples attended.
Fred H. Turner, dean of stu-
dents, said in a statement that
there was "nothing to justify a
statement by anyone" that the
dance was a "drunken brawl."
University regulations prohibit
drinking at any university affair
in fraternity or sorority houses.

physics laboratory, of a national
aviation concern, offered no views
on propulsion requirements or
BUT HE DID say this:
Given the rocket propulsion
to have a ship break away from
the earth at some 25,000 miles
an hour, it should be possible to
navigate the vessel to a pin-
point rendezvous w i th the
bright planet after a flight of
some 200,000,000 miles.
Wuerth told a meeting of the
Institute of Navigation that an in-
strument of the type used in con-
trolling the flight of the German
V-2 rocket offers possibilities-if
further developed-for placing a
bound-for-Venus space ship on an
unwavering course in the first 13
minutes of flight. "It should
even compensate for 'detours' to
dodge meteors," he said.
Wuerth was a project officer in
the navy's bureau of aeronautics
and ordnance during world war 2.
Name MSC Editor
EAST LANSING-(i)-A foreign
student yesterday was named edi-
tor of the State News, Michigan
State College student paper.
The honor went to Phed Vosnia-
cos, a native of Athens, Greece,
the first foreign student to hold
the post. Steve Bransdorfer, Lan-
sing senior, was elevated from edi-
tor to manager.


flecked hills with guns and gre-
A U. S. Tenth Corps spokesman
said the enemy onslaught was re-
pulsed after "bitter fighting." No
Chinese troops were reported in
that attack in the mountainous
east. But Chinese Communist
forces have been reported moving
down toward that sector from
North Korea.
FIGHTING in nippy weather
but under clear, sunny skies, Amer-
ican troops paced the general ad-
vance with strong artillery and air
support. Chinese retreated hastily
at points, leaving burning camp-
fires and hot food behind.
In the west, '25th Division
troops drove through a lacework
of Chinese Communist mortar
and machinegun fire to gain a
bitterly-contested one and one-
half miles in their two-day old
offensive 15 miles east of Seoul,
Lt. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgeway's
command acknowledged that his
U. S. Eighth Army was engaged in
a major offensive.
MSC Approves
Anti-Bias Plan
Michigan State College Student
Council Wednesday night approv-
ed a long-range plan for the elim-
ination from the campus of fra-
ternities and sororities with dis-
criminatory clauses.
The measure, introduced by Tom
Angeli, Lansing junior, provides
that all campus organizations
must eliminate discriminatory
clauses from their constitutions
by Oct. 15, 1956, or forfeit recog-
nition by the Council.
An "escape clause" in the mea-
sure, however, reads that the dis-
criminatory clauses shall be elim-
inated by 1956 or the organizations
"must show proof of progress and
good intent."

Labor Aided
'By Decsion
DiSalle Upholds
Freeze on Cotton
WASHINGTON - (P) - Econo-
mic Stabilizer Eric Johnston fur-
ther relaxed wage controls last
night to permit raises to perhaps.
hundreds of thousands of unor-
ganized workers.
Johnston issued three new or-
ders. They were handed to the
press by W. Willard Wirtz, acting
executive director of the Wage
Stabilization Board.
* * *
got into hot water on its policy of
price control over ray cotton in
the mobilization porgram.
Legislators from cotton states
angrily demanded that the Ad-
ministration pull back its ourbs
on cotton prices, but Price Di-
rector Michael V. DiSalle refused
to do so.
Meanwhile an official of the
Wage Stabilization Board said it
was a "sheer guess" that 250,000
workers will be affected by John-
ston's move. The order is in three
parts. One authorizes "cost-of-
living" raises up until June 30
even though not required under a
labor-management contract, pro-
vided that the employer has a
written "cost of living" wage or
salary plan which was formally
communicated to the employes on
or before last Jan. 25. Earlier,
Johnston had okayed such in-
creases where provided by con-
Officials said white-collar work-
ers at Ford, Chrysler and General
Motors are among those who stand
to benefit.
* * *
THE ORDER also sets proce-
dures for determining wages in
new plants-on a scale comparable
to rates in nearby industry-and
provides for possible wage boosts
for workers in the same industry
where other employes have already
been granted increases. This might
apply, for example, to the coal in-
On Capitol hill, a stormy
three-hour Congressional hear-
ing over cotton price controls
ended in an apparent deadlock
after Price Director DiSalle de-
clined to budge on the govern-
ment's position.
DiSalle contended that failure
to act on cotton would have given
other industries ground for ex-
* * *
AT ONE point, Rep. Gathings
(D-Ark) demanded:
"Will you or will you not re-
peal this (control) order?"
Calmly, DiSalle replied he had
heard no testimony "that would
cause me to repeal the order."
Rep. Rankin (D-Miss) shouted
that the order represented "the
worst treatment ever meted out
to the farmers of America."
Senate Looks at
Draftees, Dollars
WASHINGTON-1)--Two pro-
posals to "draft dollars as well
as 18 year old boys" faced the
Senate last night as leaders plan-
ned to complete action today on
the Universal1Military Service and
Training Bill.

They came from Senator Lan-
ger (R-ND). Sponsors of the
UMST measure expected the Sen-
ate to reject both.
One Langer amendment pro-
posed to take all taxable income
of any individual above $25,000
a year.
The other called for a 100 per
cnt tax upon the excess profits or
dividends of all corporations.

Students, Faculty Strongly Criticized at LSA Conference

Both students and faculty mem-
bers were strongly criticized last
night at the second Literary Col-
lege Conference of the year.
While no group action was tak-
en, numerous viewpoints were pre-

"We want a person not a vic-
trola" and "students are not
taught to think" were the main
Prof. Samuel Eldersveld of the
political science department led

students say they want one thing
while they really want another.
They ask to be challenged, and
when they are, they want the
teacher to answer the challenge.
The difference in student atti-
tude between the freshman and

student attitude he had overheard
in a conversation between two co-
eds on a rainy afternoon: "We
might just as well go to class as
walk home on a day like this."
* * *

Charles Staubach of the Spanish
department suggested that finals
should require the student to give
back the material, show an under-
standing of the teacher's reasoning
and present his own viewpoint with
evidence to back it up.

recitation classes the einphasis was
on the quizmaster versus the in-
structor. The ideal situation,
agreed on by both faculty and stu-
dents, was one where the discus-
sion and the interaction of ideas
was achieved.

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