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VOL. LXI, No. 112 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 1951
By Senate GOP
WASHINGTON -,() - Presi-
-'dent Truman's plan to reorganize1
the Reconstruction Finance Cor-
poration-and perhaps save its1
life-squeaked through the House
Shortly afterward, however, the
Se n a t e Republican leadership
joined officially in the drive al-l
ready undertaken by the House1
GOP policy committee to kill the
* * *
ABOUT THE same time Rep.
Hays (D-Ohio) turned dorn a bid
from Senate investigators to tell
them the names of two Senators
,he says influenced multi-million
dollar RFC loans. He said the
senators could dig out the facts
Meantime a Federal grand
'jury investigating circumstanc-
es of RFC loans, and the cross-
fire of "influence peddling"
charges brought out in the Sen-
ate investigation, heard testi-
mony from Carl G. Strandlund,
president of the Lustron Cor-
poration. That now-bankrupt
concern was a big RFC debtor.
The House vote yesterday was a
surp}rise even to the Democratic
leadership which had backed 'ru-
man's plans for the RFC. Actu-
ally, however, more members did
vote against the White House pro-
posal than for it, and that didn't
promise much for RFC's future
when the abolition proposal comes
* * *
BESIDES THAT, the Senate
still gets a chance of its own to
stop the reorganization.
The Senate Republican stand
was reported by Senator Taft (R-
Ohio) after a meeting of the party
policy committee which he heads.
He said the group demanded
abolition for the much criticized
Air ROTC To
Get June Call
WASHINGTON - (P) - All Air
Force ROTC Students graduating
from college this, year-a contin-
gent of some 8,100-were alerted
for active duty by the Air Force
Those who left school at mid-
term will be called up within 90
to 120 days, the Air Force said.
June graduates will receive their
r orders and be commissioned sec-
ond lieutenants within 90 days of
As the Air Force dipped into
' he reserve officers training corps
for new officer strength, adminis-
tration leaders in the House de-
cided to postpone House consider-
ation on the Universal Military
Training and Service Bill until
after the Easter recess.
Meanwhile, the Navy has tem-
porarily suspended recruiting of
the enlisted members of its Or-
ganized Reserve in order to take
an up to date count of the num-
ber now on the books.
No Traces Left
By 'U' Gr*dder
By CHUCK ELLIOTT
Dave Hill, 53, freshman football flash of a year ago, has vanished.
He has not been seen or heard from since Jan. 3, when he left
the Montreal home of Dick Lord, Michigan State College hockey
player, whom he had visited during the vacation. Hill did not return
to the University to complete the fall term, and all efforts to locate
him since have failed.
DESPITE MANY RUMORS, the twenty-year-old athlete's disap-
pearance is still largely unaccounted for. Touted as one of the
brightest Wolverine football hopes for last fall, the left-halfback
* * * played for only a few moments in
two gam'es, and failed to be picked
. : ....for the Rose Bowl squad.
By The Associated Press
FRANKFURT, Germany - A
powerful earthquake centered in
the Rhineland mountains, which
at first was thought to be an
atomic explosion, terrified millions
of Europeans yesterday,
former No. 1 American Communist,
was freed yesterday of a contempt
of Congress charge.
* * *
WASHINGTON-The head of
the CIO-Packinghouse Workers
said last night his union was
"free to strike" on March 26
because Economic Stabilizer Eric
Johnston refused to approve an
11 cent hourly wage increase.
* * 4
NEW YORK-William Perl, 32-
year - old Columbia University
physics instructor, was arrested by
the FBI last night on charges of
lying about his relationship with
alleged atomic spies now on trial
here. - -
committees, calling America a
"high priority target," said last
night that it appears to be only
a matter of time until Russia
will have enough atomic bombs
f o r a "surprise knockout
, * *
WASHINGTON - Senator Mc-
Carthy (R-Wis) told the Senate
yesterday that Western Europe
can not be defended without re-
cruiting the manpower of Spain
and Western Germany.
One of his best friends and
fellow football star Lowell Per-
ry felt that his failure to make
the Rose Bowl team might have
caused Hill to run off. Perry
explained that Hill had expect-
ed to go.
"Dave wasn't having any trouble
with his studies, to my knowledge,"
Perry explained. "In fact, he was
* * *
PERRY HAD BEEN Hill's team-
mate in football and track during
high school in Ypsilanti. Hill had
made quite a name for himself,
breaking state records in hurdle
races, and as a star on the 1948
and 1949 state Class B football
Perry's father, Dr. Lawrence
Perry, an Ypsilanti dentist, has
been leading the search for Hill.
He related the many false leads
that had been followed fruit-
"At first we thought that he
might have joined some Canadian
armed service," Dr. Perry said.
"But through a check with Cana-
dian authorities, this theory prov-
ed to be without basis. Rumors
that he might have enrolled in
some other college are still un-
* * *
IT HAD BEEN hinted that Hill
might enroll in MSC for the spring
term, but a check yesterday with
the registrar's office revealed that
he has not applied for admission.
He is liable to be drafted, and
was scheduled to be inducted
earlier this month. However he
had not received notice before
disappearing, the Federal Bu-
reau of Investigation reported
yesterday that they have not
yet been called in to search for
him, as is the usual case for
Police have not been called in-
to the matter yet, Dr. Perry ex-
plained. "We have consulted the
State Police, but have not asked
them to directly help search."
Hill lived in Ypsilanti with his
mother while attending school.
NEW YORK-(P)-Senate crime1
probers yesterday accused racke-
teer Frank (The Hands) Costello
of flirting with perjury and said
they would ask the Justice De-
partment to see if he can be pro-
They called Costello a liar to his
face at one point in another dra-
ma-packed public hearing.
* * * -
CSTELLO TESTIFIED he nev-
er paid anyone to have his tele-
phone checked for wire-tapping.
But up popped another witness-a
former phone company employe-
to flatly contradict him. The wit-
ness, James F. McLaughlin, swore
Costello paid him between $300
and $400 to guard against wire
taps a few years ago.
Said Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn),
chairman of the Senate Crime
Investigating Committee: "As
the matter now appears, it is
impossible to reconcile the testi-
mony of Mr. Costello and Mr.
McLaughlin as to whether some
one checked his wires. So on the
basis of that, someone has com-
Kefauver seemed to think Cos-
tello might have an out to escape
a possible perjury charge. The
committee chairpman said:
"I am saying this in the hope
that Mr. Costello may have some
explanation of his testimony.
* * *
"WE WILL REFER all his testi-
mony to the Department of Justice
to determine what action might
"I mention this now so that
when he is back on the stand to-
morrow he may have some ex-
But the committee's legal coun-
sel, Rudolph Halley, said there is
no such out in a case of perjury.
Even if Costello takes it all back
tomorrow, the lawyer said, "the
offense is complete."
McLaughlin, in his testimony,
also mentioned checking William
O'Dwyer's phone, and finding it
untapped. That was in 1945, he
said, when O'Dwyer successfully
was campaigning for mayor of New
He said an acquaintance of Cos-
tello's asked him to check the
The Senate Committee called
Costello a liar earlier in 'the
day and used a perjury threat
to Bludgeon from him informa-
tion on money he had hidden
OFF WE GO-Michigan's hockey squad boards a chartered plane
at Willow Run Airport, as it leaves for the NCAA Meet in Colo-
rado Springs, Colorado. Also on board the plane were the two
eastern representatives in the tournament, Brown and Boston
* * * *
Michigan le ers Open Bid
For .NCAA Crown Tonight
By BOB ROSENMAN
A high-scoring bang of MaizeI
and Blue pucksters will take the
ice against Boston University to-
night at Colorado Springs, Colo.,.
in the opening game of the 1951
NCAA hockey playoffs.
Tomorrow night, Brown.Univer-
sity will play the host team, Colo-
rado College, in the other semi-
Petition To Ask
A petition urging President
Truman to ask a stay of execution
for Willie McGee will be posted
tomorrow on the Diagonal.
The petition of the Committee
to Save McGee also will urge the
President to 'ask the Supreme
Court to review the case of the
Mississippi Negro condemned to
die Tuesday for rape.
THE PLEA for McGee's life
contends he was convicted on in-
sufficient evidence and was not
given equal protection under the
law. The latter is based on the
committee's assertion that no
white man has been executed for,
rape in Mississippi.
The action was decided on
last night at' a stormy open
meeting of t h e committee,
which is regulated but not en-
dorsed by the Student Legisla-
Law students who dominated
Monday's rally for Mrs. Willie Mc-
Gee persuaded the committee to
drop its charge that a "lynch at-
mosphere" had made a "mockery"
of McGee's trials.
The committee also decided to
urge Gov. Fielding Wright, of
Mississippi, to grant McGee a stay
of execution but no definite ac-
tion was planned.
McGee was convicted in March,
1948, after three trials, of raping
Mrs. Troy Hawkins in Laurel,
final contest, and the two winners
will clash Saturday night for the
National Collegiate title.
* * *
TONIGHT'S GAME will get un-
der way at 8 p.m., Rocky Moun-
tain Time, or 10 p.m. Eastern
For the Wolverines this will
be the fourth time in four
NCAA tourneys that they have
been selected as one of the two
Western( division representa-
Back in 1948, when the annual
tournament was first played,
Michigan walked off with the title
by defeating Boston College, 6-4,
and Dartmouth, 8-4.
*- * *
THE FOLLOWING YEAR Mich-
igan fell prey to a powerful Dart-
mouth sextet that got revenge in
part for its defeat in the finals
the previous year. The score was
4-2, and the Riley brothers and
goalie Dick Desmond proved too
great obstacles for the Wolverines
Michigan blasted Colorado
College, 10-4, in the consolation
game for third place, as Boston
College defeated Dartmouth,
4-3, for the 1949 title.
Then last year, the Wolverines
again headed out West as favor-
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Dead in Wreck
DETROIT-VP)--Three to five
persons were reported killed early
this morning when a southbound
New York Central passenger train
cracked up in suburban Trenton.
Five cars turned over. Eight
ambulances and a coroner's car
were dispatched to the Harrison
Street crossing, scene of the wreck,
and Police sent a call to Detroit
for more ambulances.
State police said they could not
estimate the number of injured
at this time.
ator Arthur H.-Vandenberg con-
tinued to lose ground yesterday
in his grim fight for life.
His personal physician, Dr.
A. B. Smith, said there was"no
change" late this afternoon in
the republican Senator's con-
But earlier, he said that the
66-year-old foreign p o li c y
spokesman was gradually weak-
Vandenberg, ailing for more
than two years, suffered a re,
lapse Feb. 26 from an earlier
operation from a tumor.
WASHINGTON--(R)- The na-
tion's top industrial and business
leaders said yesterday that while
they opposed giving a proposed
new wage stabilization board full
authority to settle disputes, they
would not walk out if such an
agency. is created.
"We will not boycott any part
of the mobilization effort," John
C. Gall of the Business Advisory
Council told a news conference at
which management voiced oppo-
sition to rebuilding the wage
board as a board that would be,
a catch-all for almost all disputes.
GALL SAID the National Asso-
ciation of Manufacturers, U.S.
Chamber of Commerce and Busi-
ness Advisory Council, a group
connected with the commerce de-
partment, would not challenge
Economic Stabilizer Eric John-
ston's action if such a board is set
*But, Gall added, individual em-
plpyers might challenge &it if
Johnston goes ahead contrary to
-Space stations, as well as inter-
planetary travel are now definitely
within the realm of possibility,
Prof Keith Pierce of the astronomy
deparment, told a lecture audience
The astronomer, who conducts
research in the Unversity's Mc-
Math-Hulbert Observatory two
miles north of Pontiac, presented
blueprints of a model space sta-
tion, equipped with luxurious
lounging, library and lab facilities.
He envisioned the projected sta-
tion as consisting of two parts, a
bumpy spherical shaped object
where the life and activity of the
colony would be centered, and a
large parabolic mirror, which
would capture and focus sun rays,
harnessing great amounts of en-
A space station of this sortwould
be of tremendous boon to scientific
research, Prof. Keith pointed out.
For example, ideal astronomic ob-
servational conditions would be
found. Weather prediction could
be improved and the mirror could
serve as a huge dynamo.
Prof. Kieth also outlined a lei-
surely 259-day cruise to Mars.
"Some of the principle problems
here are calculating an orbit to
intersect with Mars, and escaping
the gravitational field of the
earth," he asserted.
Reds Leave City
TOKYO-()-U.S. Third Divi-
sion troops held positions inside
Seoul today without opposition,
while Allied forces to the East
pounced north 18 miles or less
from the 38th parallel against re-
U.S. and Republic of Korea pa-
trols entered the rubbled South
Korean capital Wednesday night.
ROK troops raised the Republic's
flag over the capitol building,
then returned to Allied lines.
BUT THE Americans remained
inside the apparently abandoned
ancient capital which they gave
up without a fight to the Chinese
Communists on January 4.
Just east of Seoul, American
forces made new crossings of
the Han River unopposed.
AP Correspondent Jim Becker,
in a field dispatch from Seoul's
outskirts, said civilians were seen
waving flags in welcome in the
village of Tukto two and one-half
miles east of Seoul. Th village is
on the Han's north bank.
"It was believed there were al-
most no Red troops remaining in
the capital," Becker said.
*1 * *
IN CENTRAL Korea, the U.S.
First Cavalry Division crossed the
Hongchon River in force'behind
tanks ranging within 18 miles of
the 38th parallel.
There the motorized cavalry-
men outflanked the Red assembly
center of Hongchon in what AP
Correspondent Willian C. Barn-
nard described as a new offensive
by the division.
East of Hongchon, the U.S. Sev-
enth Division today pushed north
toward the 38th at points 18 miies
or less from the parallel. The
retreating Reds w e r e beyod
range of the Seventh's artillery.
Supporting the virtually unop-
posed Allied advance, Far East air
force planes flew more than 1,000
sorties Wednesday for the second
Quick Allied exploitation of the
Red abandonment of Seoul was
Opposition by enemy rearguards
still was expected' on the main
road running northwest to Kae-
song fiom Seoul.
Proposals to stiffen regulations
in student elections went down to
close defeat in last night's Student
A two-thirds vote was needed
to pass the measures, designed to
limit expenditures to $25, to re-
quire each candidate to submit an
itemized statement of expenses,
and to prohibit posting of cam-
paign literature on trees,. lamp-
posts, or other places forbidden by(
J-HOP ELECTION procedure
came up for discussion again, when
Bob Perry, '52E, presented results
of an informal survey of last se-
mester's J-Hop ballots. He re-
ported finding an average of only
4.05 candidates marked on each
The present system of election,
adopted by SL last week, would
have each voter mark nine, Xs on
the ballot. Perry reasoned that
this was impractical, since the
average voter voted for less than
half this number.
So he moved that only three Xs
be allowed each voter. After heat-
ed discussion, in which it was
suggested that a return be made
to the original Hare System, the
SL finally decided to have voting
conducted using five Xs, each hav-
ing equal value in the counting.
Friedericy Tells of Increased1
Red Activity in East Indies
Julien Bryan to Lecture,
Show Film at Hill Today
- ~ * * *
Julien Bryan, cameraman, lec- :
urr ad author, will speak at ^? " .:..:.:' -:--,r: . . . . :
8:30 p.m. today in Hill Audito- ".:
u on "England in a Changing
Featured in the lecture will be:
a movie which Bryan recently
took in Britain,
THE FILM, which is in color, .
shows the differing lives and oc- v
cupations of six families of Eng-
land and Scotland. Among those -L : k
The Netherlands United Na-
tions delegate Herman Friedericy
told the University UNESCO
Council that Communist activity
is on the increase in Indonesia,
especially on the islands of Java
The visiting Hollander, en route
to an American Geographic So-
ciety convention in Chicago, saw
this movement as aiding radical
elements in their efforts to cut
all ties between the former Dutch
colony and Western civilization.
HOWEVER, Friedericy empha-
sized, moderate elements who are
in the majority realize that the
new republic needs Western help.
They will seek that help, he said,
largely from the Dutchrbecause
they feel that the Netherlands, as
a smaller power, poses less danger
ty and a nationalist party which
leans toward a Marxian Socialist
In its UN activities, Indonesia
often abstains from voting on
crucial issues, Friedericy said. In
the Korean action, he said, In-
donesia closed its ports to UN
warships and forbade nationals
from volunteering to fight on
either side. Indonesia fears to
take a stand for either East or
West in the current world situa-
tion, Friedericy asserted.
INDIAN DELEGATE TO SPEAK:
Peace Forum To End Religion In Life Week
By DONNA HENDLEMAN T
The events of the Third Annualc
Religion in Life Week will come<
to an end tod~ay when "What r
proposals for peace, a plan based
on Ghandi philosophy. The UN
delegate has in the past served as
n. university lecturer and asa nn
United States and Soviet Russia,"
Murphy has much experience in
Asia, and has been lecturing on
China and the Far East for the
past four years.
Prof. Frank Huntley, of the
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