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Candidates or U.s Tanks
. .Probe North
RegentAr ews Of Parallel
Democrats, Republicans Respond Test Strength of
'To Questions on Campaign Issues Chinese Forces
Daily City Editor tank columns prowled across par-
In tomorrow's election, Michigan voters will choose two men to allel 38 a half-mile into North
serve in the University's top policy making body-the Board of Re- eeking to determine the aims
gents. of a threatening Chinese Red
Republican candidates for these posts are incumbent Roscoe O. buildup, the American tanks tested
Bonisteel, Ann Arbor attorney, and Dow Chemical Company president Communist positions for three and
Leland I. 9oan, of Midland. They will face strong opposition from one-half hours, then made shoot-
incumbent Murray D. Van Wagoner, of Birmingham, and attorney ing withdrawals to their own lines
Wheaton L. Strom, of Escanaba, the Democratic candidates. on the west and central fronts.
Van Wagoner is a former governor of Michigan. THE CHINESE knocked out one
* * * * tank with a land mine and splat-
ON THE EVE of the election, local politicians reported "more tered mortars, potato-masher hand
than usual" interest in this springtime contest. They expected this grenades and machinegun fire at
yeajr'i turnout to be somewhat heavier than usual for a spring elec- the others.
a Associated Press correspondent
tion. In the past, from 400,000 to 600,000 Michigan voters have turned John Randolph, who accompa-
out for these elections. nied the tankers, said the cross-
Because of the importance of the Regents election to the Uni- lng of the parallel was not a
versity community, The Daily has submitted a list of six questions to general advance. It was part of
each of the major party candidates. These questions, along with the the U.S. Eighth Army's limited
answers given by each candidate, follows: offensive against Reds still
* * * * fighting south of the old political
1. What is the platform upon which you are running for boundary between the Commu-
nist north and Republican south.
lectonrrhElsewhere, fierce but localized
bONISTEEL-My platform is to serve the people of the State of firefights took place Saturday on
Michigan and the University of Michigan unselfishly and objectively the central front, north, east and
in the fields of education. west of Allied-held Chunchon.
The Chinese, who are reported
DOAN-In the last two years in several public' speeches, I ex- prearin se srn re
pressed alarm over the infiltration of ism ideas in our federal gov- reparing massive sprinh odrive
ernment and the increased administrative waste. When I was asked pi llel, centinued heavy suppl
to seek the office of the Regency, I/was reminded of the stand I had and troop movements by night,.
taken publicly and so agreed to run on the platform that I am op-
posed to the University's acceptance of federal aid in the belief that
federal control will ultimately follow federal financial support. I A rm'ai n t
believe that the people of the State of Michigan would much prefet
to keep the University and our other educational institutions in their
ownehands. .'vrst an u ~a sM d
STROM-It is my honest conviction that the University has
achieved its present greatness by reason of the integrity and ability o
wihotan onmntlcotibtonfrmit ovrin egns.r Jap an
of its faculty, and by reason of the high caliber of its student body,
I have detected a feeling of insecurity in the student body, and ANGELES-(l-AmbaS-
among my friends on the various faculties which relates, in my sador John Foster Dulles dis-
opinion, to the ultra-conservatism of the current Board of Regents, closed last night American plans
who are, I am afraid, rather unresponsive to the prevailing thoughts for a series of Pacific pacts de-
and principles of the majority of the citizens of the state, the students signed to let Japan rearm against'
in residence,,and the members of the faculty. Asian Communism and still
VAN WAGONER-a. More facilities for the Medical School en- guard against a revival of ag-
abling more doctors to be trained at the University. gressive Japanese militarism.
b. Adequate appropriations to place the University on a par sn the center ofs a three-part
withothe stae unverstiessystem of agreements is a Japan-
with other state universities. ese peace treaty which the United
c. Immediate plans to remove fire hazards now existing on the States is now negotiating with its
campus. Pacific allies.
* * * * In an address prepared for de-
2. What are your views on the question of open meetings as livery at Whittier College, he pre-
opposed to closed meetings of the Board of Regents? sented the pact as essentially a
BONISTEEL--The present method of handling the publicity of document of about half a dozen
the Regents' meetings seems to be satisfactory, particularly under the brief sections which would re-
present committee arrangement of the Board; releases are made im- store to Japan the power to run
mediately following each meeting of the Board on matters concluded recognize Japan's "inherent right"
by the Board. of self-defense.
DOAN-I should like to withhold my views on this questisn until, The other major links in the
if elected, I have had an opportunity to attend a few meetings. series of treaties would be an
agreement for the United States
STROM-I cannot say that the Board of Regents meetings should to maintain forces in and about
be operated privately as though it were the board of governors of an Japan to help protect those is-
exclusive club. Certainly, many of its functions should be conducted lands from the Red menace of
in the presence of the members of' the press and the general public. Asia, and a Pacific security system
However, it would be less than candid for me to state that I designed to assure Australia and
believe that all of the functions of a Board of Regents can be per- New Zealand that there will be,
formed properly in open meetings. I therefore believe that certain bridled rearmament which could
administrative, personnel and disciplinary matters must be conducted become an offensive threat "
in executive session.
VAN WAGONER-I think the formal meetings of the Board as
whole should be open meetings. WUI'W4ews
* * * *
3. What role do you think should be played by student gov-
ernment at the University?
BONISTEEL-I feel that I have already shown sufficient interest
in behalf of student government of the University, and I believe it By The Associated Press
has a place within the University sphere of operations. DETROIT-Dr. Roy D. Mc-
e, 69 years old, chief sur-
ROAN-Student government in our University and in schools of geon at Henry Ford Hospital

allllevels is bieing used with increasing success and is obviously an since 1916, died at his home
important way to demonstrate our American way of life. I very much yesterday after ; long illness.
favor it. * *
HONG KONG - Thirty-five
STROM-Although it may be unpopular with the students, it is men formerly in the Nationalist
my view that a University student body requires authority and dis- army, or in minor government
cipline.. Ultimate authority and discipline, in my opinion, must be positions, have been executed by
committed to the faculty, operating; under the Board of Regents. the Communists, reports reaching
Completely autonomous student government cannot, in the immedi- here from Red China yesterday
ately foreseeable future, be achieved without an impairment of the indicated.
University's standing in adult society; and perhapsnot without serious NEW YORK - Ralph .

Undaunted Minor Parties
Remain on Regents Ballot

Few voters will realize it before
they go to the polls April 2 but
there are more than two parties
on the big white election ballot
this year.
Progressive, Socialist Labor, So-
cialist Worker and even Prohibi-
tion parties are running candi-
dates for almost all state offices.
All four minor parties have nomi-
nated candidates for Regents of
the University.
* * . *
BUT AS FAR as Ann Arbor
County Clerk Luella Smith is con-
cerned, "they just go on the ballot
and that is all." Not since the
surge of Teddy Roosevelt's Bull
Moose Party, Mrs. Smith explain-
ed, has any other than the Re-
Judd To Talk
on a Christuan Faith
Rep. Walter H. Judd, (R-Minn.)
will appear as guest lecturer twice
today at the First Methodist
Church, State and Huron.
He will interpret "The Meaning
of Events in the Far East" at 7
p.m. in the Wesley lounge, and at
the regular 10:45 a.m. worship
service, Rep. Judd will deliver an-
other lecture on "The Christian
Faith in a World of Conflict."
Currently a member of the
House Committee on Foreign Af-
fairs, Rep. Judd has had a varied
career, working as a physician,
missionary and Congressman.
He spent ten years in China as
a medical missionary, working
through both a Communist revo-
lution and the Japanese invasion.
He then took up a private medi-
cal pratcice which lasted until his
election to the House of Repre-
sentatives in 1942.

publican and Democratic Parties
seriously affected county voting
The largest minor party vote
in recent years was the 790 cast
for Henry Wallace on the Pro-
gressive ticket in 1948 out of a
county total of 38,567.
Two Progressives are running
for Regent April 2; Dr.Louis J.
Cleage, a Detroit surgeon, and
Richard Fox.
Socialist Worker parties have can-
didates in the Regents race-Theos
A. Grove and James Sim, and How-
ard Lerner and lliam H. Yan-
cey. Both parties are new to the
spring ballot.
The Prohibition Party, how-
ever, is nothingnew to the
spring ballot as the party was
listed in the April electionsof
1947 and 1949 as well as in the
regular fall elections.
The party's Regents candidate
in next month's contest are Arthur
Leach and Orville Heltzel. Pro-
hibition party leaders regard their
candidacies primarily as devices
to keep the prohibition issue be-
fore the public.
One party leader and former
Prohibition candidate for state
treasurer DeLand Crary predicted
that if Leach and Heltzel were
elected they "would pursue a pol-
icy directed at a ban on the sale
of alcohol in the University area."
Happy Birthday
Today President Ruthven
celebrates his 69th birthday,
the 21st such occasion he has
observed since his appointment
as president in 1929. The edi-
tors of The Daily join the entire
University family in wishing
for him a happy birthday and
many more to come.

As much as they hate the pro-
cominform regime of Albania's
Premier Enver Hoxha, Yugoslavs
stressed that the growing troubles
of their Adriatic neighbor might
give Russia an excuse to launch
an attack against the Moscow-
hating Tito.
Albania is land locked by Yugo-
slavia and Greece.
The report said the parachutists
had come 'from Italy, where some
5,000 Albanian exiles now reside.
There is a "free Albania" move-
ment among the exiles ind they
have told of a long-running cam-
paign of dropping leaflets over
their wild and mountainous home-
Minority on
Rent .Boar
Files Protest
Minority members of the Wash-
tenaw County R e n t Advisory
Board yesterday wrote to the
Area Rent Director in Detroit pro-
testing the majority's decision to
recommend rent decontrol in Ann
They called the decision hasty,
unwise and contrary to the public'
* * *
SIGNED BY the three board
members who voted against the
recommendation, Mrs. Kathryn
Beckman, Karl Karsian, and As-
sistant Dean of the literary college
James H. Robertson, the minority
report condemned the majority
for not announcing news of their
In further protest, Karsian re-
signed his post on the board Fri-
Members of the minority com-
plained that no opportunity was
given to ask for a survey or hold
a public hearing.
Other protests have been sent
to Housing Expeditor Tighe Woods
by various local groups. Dean
Robertson said he feels that the
Washington office will probably
move very cautiously in its hand-
ling of the issue.

PRINCETON, N.J.- () - The
aptitude tests upon which draft
deferments for college students
will be based will be a three-hour
examination featuring multiple
choice answers to four basic types
of questions.
The Educational Testing Serv-
ice, a non-profit organization
.chosen by Selective Service to give
the examinations, said a bulletin
with sample questions and answers
will be available through local
draft boards to every student eli-
gible for the test.
utive vice president of the service,
said the four basic type of ques-
tions would be designed totest:
1. Ability to read and compre-
hend materials collegians must
study. One of several choices on
the meaning of passages will have
to be selected.
2. Ability to deal with words.
Multiple choices on similarity, op-
posites, and verbal relationships.
3. Interpretation, of data in
charts, graphs, tables and dia-
grams with multipleschoices on
4. Arithmetical reasoning which
will require no advanced mathe-
matical knowledge.
Early Law Exam
DETROIT - (P) - June law
school graduates are going to
benefit from a special ruling of
the state board of bar examin-
ers passed yesterday.t
Board Chairman Roscoe O.
Bonisteel, University Regent,
said the board authorized a
special bar examination for the
week of June 18th.
Bonisteel said the special ex-
amination was scheduled to al-
low June graduates tq take
their bar examination before
the selective service 30 day aca-
demic period of grace expires.
The board said the regular
April and September examina-
tions will be held as scheduled.
Varsity. Band
To Play Today
Featuring "Valley Forge," a
march written by a local business-
man, the University Varsity Band
will resent its first concert of the
yea at 8 p.m. today in the Union
"Valley Forge" was written by
T. Bruce Rider, '28, and was
adopted as the official march by
last year's International Boy Scout
Jamboree. Under the direction of
Jack Lee, the Varsity Band will al-
so present works by Rimsky-Kor-
sakov, Sibelius, 'Leidzen, Tarver,
Shadwell, Williams, Colby and

ment, without examination, to
medical, dental, graduate and
other advanced students doing sat-
isfactory work toward their chosen
Some 800,000 are expected to
take the test this spring and
summer in one of the most gi-
gantic examining jobs in-history.
Those now in college can take it
starting May 26. But men who
haven't started college will not be
given the examination until after
they become freshmen.
MOST high school seniors who
intend to go to college are under
19, the present draft age. There-
fore very few of them are expected
to be drafted before they enter col-
lege and get a chance to take the
aptitude test.
Maj. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey,
draft director, told reporters
there were som ,0e 10,00non-
veterans in college now. He
could not estimate how many
will be deferred under the new
ruling. About 570,000 who came
before draft boards were de-
ferred for the present scholastic
Hershey said that scholastic
standing necessary to permit ex-
emption, and the necessary grade
in the forthcoming aptitude test,
will be determined later. However.
some congressmen expect the out-
come to be something like this: ,
* k *
DEFERMENT of most freshmen
who enter college next fall; sopho-
mores who were in the upper half
of their freshman class scholastic-
ally; juniors who were in the upper
two-thirds of their sohomore
class, and seniors who, were in the
upper three-fourths as juniors.
The newly-ordered test will be
given at 1,000 examination cen-
ters throughout the United
States and territories. The stu-
dent must pay his own transpor-
tation costs to and from the test-
ing center.
The examinations will be held
first on May 26, and will be re-
peated on June 16 and 30 this'
year, for students who have started
their college careers and plan to
continue. This includes seniors and
others planning to enter graduate
or professional schools.
A STUDENT can take the apti-
tude test for deferment only once.
But an official said that a man
making the prescribed score-not
yet fixed-"will, be considered for
deferment regardless of how he
stands in his class.
"And anyone who is in the
prescribed upper percentage of f.
his class' (also, not yet deter-.
mined) will be considered for
deferment regardless of the score
he makes in the test."
Hershey said in a statement that
an applicant for deferment "need
not be in a four year college but his
entire course must be satisfactory
for transfer of credits to a degree
granting institution."
* * *


Both Parties Predict Election Victory

With tomorrow's city and state
elections drawing near, both local
Democratic and GOP spokesmen
were confidently predicting victory
for their parties.

much," he said, "we do expect
He predicted a closer vote in
the city elections than in previ-
ous years, particularly in the
mayoralty race where Demo-
cratic candidate Lewis G. Rei-
m .nnn wil l hPannncinwa. nnnrn..

"I'm very confident we'll win.
We're very well organized and our
candidates have class. We've
worked hard for this election."
Charles Sink, president of the
University Musical Society and
a former Republican State Sen-

"We've waged an aggressive'
campaign," he explained, "and
stirred up much more interest.
We should have a larger turnout.
The Democrats have been pro-
gressively increasing their vote."
"But," he added, "I don't think
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