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VOL. LXI, No. 139











MoreRain, Heavy
Tabulation May Be Complicated
By Large Vote, Numerous Ballots
Intermittent bursts of rain failed to hold down the vote yester-
day, as a near record 4200 students turned out for the first half of
the two-day all-campus spring elections.
Although the number is an estimate, veteran Student Legislator
Jim Storrie, '51, pointed out that this was not much less than the
record first-day vote cast a year ago, Forty-five hundred students
voted that day.
JOHN RYDER, '53L, president of the Men's Judiciary Council,
whose members are in charge of policing the election, reported that no
specific frauds or violations have come tolight yet.
Some trouble occurred, however, early in the'day, when some
booth attendants failed to validate Union vice-presidential ballots
I by punching them.
"If there has been any fraud attempted, it will likely show up to-













To Assume

Union Opera
Part f Brings
$ 100_Fine
A $100 fine was levied on the
Union Opera for an unauthorized
party at which alcoholic beverages
were served, held on March 30 at
the Komo catering club, 834
Greene St.
Levied by the Joint Judiciary
Council with the approval of the
University Sub-Committee on Dis-
cipline, the fine was announced
yesterday to Opera Manager Gene
Overbeck, '51. - 1
Commenting on the fine, Over-
beck called the decision of the
Judiciary Council a "just and fair
one, considering the c irc um -
THE PARTY was held after the
final Ann Arbor performance of
this year's opera "Go West,
Madam!" Sheriff's deputies visited
the party at approximately 1:30
a.m. Mar. 31, and found only a
small group present at that time.
The fine was the fourth such
fine levied. on campus groups
during the current academic
year. Psi Upsilon, Phi Chi and
Phi Gamma Delta were fined
$2,000, $500 and $300 respectively
for unauthorized parties. Just
last week the Psi U fine was re-
duced to $1,000.
Approximately a year ago the
Theatre Guild, then a student
theatrical group, was placed on
social probation for an unauthor-
ized party. The Opera fine repre-
sented , the first action taken
against a theatrical group here
since then.
Senate .Crime
To Continue
ate's crime investigation will go on
at least until Sept. 1, but with a
new chairman, Senator O'Conor
And Senator Kefauver (D-
Tenn.), who wanted to quit after
leading the committee through a
year of sensational exposes aimed
mainly at interstate gambling tie-
ups, will stay on as a member.
The program was worked out
late yesterday in a compromise
promoted by the Senate Demo-
cratic Policy Committee. It was
swiftly approved by the Senate
itself, without objection.
The Republican members of the
special investigation group, Sena-
tors Wiley (Wis.) and Tobey
(N.H.) had wanted an extension to
next Jan. 15, with $5000 in new
money to work with.
Psi Upsilon Fine
Cut Confirmed
A 50 per cent reduction in theI
1 *On a ~eln rr. n ...~.n-

night when the ballots are count-
ed," Ryder said.
MORE RAIN was forecast for
today, but election officials were
optimistic about racking up an-
other good sized vote. Booths
adapted themselves well to the in-
clement weather yesterday, with
many moving indoors or un
some cover when rain started.
One such move caused elec-
tion officials an hour of con-
sternation. Volunteers manning
the booth located at the corner
of N. University and S. State de-
cided to take cover behind the
Natural Science Building, so
they carried the ballot box and
other equipment with them.
When the officials came by to
distribute more ballots, the voting
booth was nowhere to be found.
It took them an hour of searching
before they came on the booth
attendants, clutching soggy bal-
lots, and huddled in the rear door-
way of the Natural Science Build-
ing with the missing box.
* * *
COUNTING ceremonies a r e
slated for tonight in the Union
Ballroom. According to Alice
Spero, '53, who with Spider Webb,
'52, is in charge of the election,
women ballot counters may get
late permission to work by apply-
ing at the Dean of Women's office,
Proceedings should get under-
way about 9 pam., if things go
according to previous elections,
Miss Spero said. "It's hard to
say when we will finish, how-
Last semester, counting became
extremely confused by about 3:30
a.m., with one SL seat yet to be
filled, and the Men's Judiciary
had to take charge of 'selecting the
final member.
Tabulation is expected to be
complicated by the large num-
ber of ballots which must be
handled. A total of eight are
being used, concerning every-
thing from next year's J-Hop
Committee to a referendum on
lowering the voting age in
The large number of ballots and
the unusual vote kept election
workers going- at a good clip all
day yesterday. When a call for
more ballots came in to the SL
House, election headquarters, they
would be quickly dispatched
through a number of reserve poll-
watchers stationed there.

Senate PostToday
After stopping briefly in Ann Arbor, Blair Moody left Willow
Run Airport last night for the nation's capital where he will take
his oath today as successor of the late Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg.
The 49-year-old former newspaper man drove over with Gov.
G. Mennan Williams from Lansing after addressing a joint meeting
of the State Senate and House yesterday afternoon. The Governor
was due in Ann Arbor to appear on a radio program.
*' * * * .
BEFORE LEAVING for the airport, the new Senator was con-
gratulated by his son, Blair Moody, Jr., '52L.
Commenting on two "get acquainted" meetings held in the
Governor's mansion to introduce the new Democratic Senator to
party members, Gov. Williams said that he was "exceedingly

Aide Clat
Mac Backed
By Ridgway
By The Associated Press
An aide said yesterday Gen.
Douglas MacArthur's desire to
throw Chinese Nationalists into
battle was shared by top army,
navy and air commanders in
The spokesman said Lt. Gen.
Matthew Ridgway, MacArthur's
successor as Far Eastern Com-
mander, went directly to the Pent-
agon with such a proposal-appar-
ently soon after he got his first
look at the situation in Korea.
s * s
"AS FAR AS I know, there has
been no shift in the opinion of any
military leader on the scene,"
added Maj. Gen. Courtney Whit-
ney, personal advisor to Mac-
"There has not been the
slightest deviation from the
viewpoint Gen. MacArthur ex-
Whitney said all senior officers
in the Far East, including Ridg-
way, Lt. Gen. George E. Strate-
meyer of the air force, and Vice
Admiral Charles Turner Joy of the
navy, also favored the use of
Chiang Kai-Shek's troops against
Chinese Reds on the mainland.
Meanwhile, Chicago is planning
possibly the biggest demonstration
in its history tomorrow for Gen.
The General's arrival by plane
from New York, a parade through
the loop and a brilliant night jam-
boree in Soldier Field are expected
to attract 3,000,000 spectators.

gratified" at the way in which
the Moody appointment was re-
"I think that not only the party
but the people of the state recog-
nize the compelling logic of the
appointment and the outstanding
qualifications of Sen. Moody," the
Governor said.
* * *
IN HIS TALK before the Legi -
lature, Moody said that Michigan,
as the key to America's defense
production, was the key to peace.
"Unless we are strong, we will be
in very bad trouble," he declared.
Although there was some rum-
bling from factions who sup-
ported disappointed candidates
for the appointment, Democrats
seemed pretty solid in their
backing of the new Senator.
Prof. John P. Dawson of the
Law School, who had been men-
tioned as a possible appointee,
praised Gov. William's selection.
Terming Moody a worthy succes-
sor to Sen. Vandenberg, Prof.
Dawson said "his record shows
his courage, his independence of
judgement and his understanding
of both national and international
The former Detroit News corres-
pondent and political commenta-
tor will be the first man outside
the Republican party to represent
Michigan since 1943.
Orders Wide
Price Changes
reaching order which officials said
would bring many price rollbacks
for consumers, the government
last night directed 75,000 manu-
facturers to reprice a vast range
of products.
Price Director Michael DiSalle
acknowledged there would be some
price increases too, although he
said the "net" effect would be a
reduction in the general level of
manufacturers' prices.
DiSalle told a news conference
the regulation will:
1. Roll back the prices of com-
panies which "unjustifiably"
raised their prices and profit
margins after the outbreak of
the Korean war;
2. Provide relief to manufactur-
ers who were caught by the general
freeze Jan. 26 with ceiling prices in
many cases below actual produc-
tion costs.
IFC.Head To Be
rii rrn * i .

Labor Party
Split Eased
LONDN--(P)-Prime Minister
Attlee's party chiefs struck a bar-
gain with leftwing bolters yester-
day in a bid to keep the Labor
Government in power awhile long-
At the same time, Attlee hastily
plugged the gaps in his cabinetj
left by the resignations of Labor
Minister Aneurin Bevan and Board
of Trade President Harold Wilson,
who objected to a $4,172,000,000
arms budget that nibbled away
some state welfare benefits.
* * *
THE AILING Prime Minister
named Alfred Robens, a former
union organizer who has been Fuel
and Power Parliamentary Secre-
tary to the vacated labor post. At-
torney General Sir Hartley Shaw-
cross moved from his non-cabinet
job into Wilson's chair.
The general terms of the in-
ternal party agreement became
known as a junior minister, John
Freeman, joined the bolters. He
resigned as Parliamentary Sec-
retary of the Ministry of Supply.
The bargain was reached at a
stormy caucus of Labor members of
Parliament. Bevan and Wilson
pledged to put party unity in the
House of Commons first.
In return, the government
agreed to let Bevan abstain from
voting on the budget provision for
a 50 per cent charge to patients
who receive false teeth or spec-
tacles, previously distributed en-
tirely at the taxpayers' expense,
through'the National Health Ser-
Deferment Ren
For Complacen
(Editor's Note: This is the first in

Allies Dig
In, Hold Ne
Korean Lin

-Terry Damon
'SOAPY' REPLIES-Gov. G. Mennen Williams answers a ques-,
tion on the atomic bomb at last night's "Town Meeting of the
Air," sponsored by the local Junior Chamber of Commerce in
honor of the Phoenix Project. 'The program was moderated by
the President of the University of Kansas City, Clarence R.
-** *
'Town Hall'Spea kers
Urge_ A-BombDefense

With spontaneous applause re-
sounding in crowded Rackham
Lecture Hall, three "Town Meet-
ing of the Air" speakers last night
charged the American people with
gains Uncertain
t 'U' Students
sider for deferment a man who


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t student draft situation.)is
the specified percentile of his
omplacent University students But, *he continued, the draft
o are sitting back expecting an board may have reasons why they
omatic deferment from the do not believe him to be entitled
ft may be in for a surprise. fordeferment, and these may over-
he present draft law, including weigh all other considerations.
President's recent directive on THE APTITUDE EXAM and the
ege students, does not provide a class rating, he added, provide the
nite deferment for any studentclsraighedepovete
nrdless dfermsenlassorandnorlocal boards with scientific infor-
crdless of his class standing or mation that they may use as a yard
score on the College.Qualifica- stick in determining who should be
Tes. -deferred to continue in college.
N A RECENT radio speech, Se- -The overall picture, however,
.p e is not too pessimistic. Most draft
ve Service Director Lewis B. boards are expected to go along
shey asserted that the final with the spirit of the President's
ision on deferment still rests directive and defer the qualify-
' the local boards. ing college students.
'The regulations," he declared, But Selective Service officials
ay the local boards may con- (Continued on Page 2)

"apathy" in the face of possible
A-Bomb attacks and stressed civil.
Broadcasting on the topic, "Are
We Afraid of the Atomic Bomb?"
Gov. G. Mennen Williams; Prof.
Rensis Likert,idirector of the Uni-
versfty's, Institute of Social Re-
search, and atomic scientist. Ralph
Lapp agreed that many of our
cities are in peril of being mush-
roomed out of existence.
* *
BOTH Prof. Likert and Lapp
verbally chastisedkthe American
people for their "complacency"
when "Russia could knock us out
overnight." Williams warned of
the possibility of another Pearl
Prof. Likert pointed to the
fact that, according to recent
surveys, one-half of the Ameri-
can people have hardly given
the possibility of an A-Bomb
attack a second thought.
Similarly, the three agreed that
a broader, more effective plan of
civilian defense must be put into
BUT THEiY differed on what
kind of plan would be Most ex-
Gov. Williams then rose to de-
fend the civil defense program of
the state.

Fresh Men Help
Check Offensive
TOKYO - (P) - Fresh Allie
troops rushed into the big Red
breach in Central Korea today ad
stalled a Chinese Red break-
through force seven miles south o
the 38th parallel.
But the withdrawing allies a=-
peared to be giving up virtually l
their holdings inside North Korea
* * *
IN THE WEST, United Nation:
troops- fell back closer to Seou
as Chinese Communists broke
through allied lines souh of Chok-
Residents of Seoul began dr
serting the war-ravaged capital
for the third time in the 10-
month-old war.
Allied withdrawals alread
ranged up to 20 miles and the Redi
were reported 'renewing their ofV
fensive in the area.
And the allied supreme com.
mander, after a flying visit to the
front, warned that the biggest Re
blow was yet to come,
the most menacing breakthrougl
by 130,000 Reds in the center fou:
miles short of Kapyong on th
vital Chunchon-Seoul lateral road
The Red forces had blasted a
big hole in the Allied center at
the outset of the offensive, and
then poured three army corps
through it across the 38th par-
allel into the Republic of South
The Allies abandoned the 11
mile-long Hwachon reservoir amc
damn north of the parallel. Thei
with reinforcements they dug i
seven miles south of 38 and pre
vented the Reds from cutting th
Chunchon-Seoul road.
Taps Twenty
Twenty junior women wer
tapped last night by Mgrtarboar
Society, senior women's honorar
in a surprise, after-hours cer
In a singing procession the me
bers of Mortarboard p~s
through 10 sorority houses aml
two dormitories to greet their SuC
cessors by placing the tradition
mortarboards on their heads.
The honored women will weal
these caps all day today. A foe.
mal 'initiation and breakfasl
will be held May 6 in the Leagus
The following women wem
Marguerite Adams, Lee Benji
mmn, Betty Bridges, Beverly Clark
Mary Alice Davis, Carol Eagle, Lo
Eisele, Sally Fisk, Patty Joy, Jo
Mintzer, Mary Moore, Mary Mul
er, Connie Newman, Nancy Porte
Pat Smith, Margie Strand, Joe
Streifling, ImaSussman, Mrtt
Tomkins and Nancy Watkins.
Eleven Appoint
r Tv ~'

State Auditor Criticizes
Conduct of Great Debate

Lashing out at the conduct of
the "Great Debate" so far, State
Auditor-General John Martin Jr.
last night declared that foreign
policy decisions were far too seri-
ous to be made on the basis of
political and personal considera-
"Foreign policy," Martin told his
Young Republican audience 'is a
matter of survival."
* * *

foreign policy which does not
recognize Western Europe as being
the main bastion of our defense
against Communism.
"European industrial potential,"
Martin, a former naval intelligence
officer, said, "is the balance be-
tween the U.S. and the USSR. We
cannot conmit ourselves so much
in Asia that we cannot protect
Western Europe."
* *: *

Language Requisite Draws Criticism

Despite a meagre student turn-
out, the discussion waxed'hot and
heavy over the newly proposed
foreign language requirement at

mesters of something I didn't want
to take two semesters of?"
Dean Hayward Keniston of
the literary college stressed that-
it is important to our interna-

in languages because not enough
attention had been paid to lang-
uages during their education.
One student complained that
he was not interested in courses

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