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VOL. LXI, No. 145


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Threat to Americ



Hold Rallies
On May Day
Rain, Fruit Greet
Red Celebrators
By The Associated Press
Prime Minister Stalin, standing
in a steady rain, reviewed a half-
hour military parade and a gala
worker's demonstration on Mos-
cow's traditional May Day cele-
bration yesterday.
But in New York, Communists
and left-wingers, like a funeral
procession, marched in thin, sol-
emn ranks beneath occasional
showers of -ripe eggs, fruit, and
* * *
weather, the Generalissimo's son,
Lt. Gen. Vassily Stalin, led 194
planes-including 55 four-engined
bombers, 54 two-engined jet
bombers and 85 jet fighters-in an
air show over Red Square.
Thousands applauded as Sta-
lin climbed to the top of Lenin's
tomb with prominent members
of the Politburo, Including V. M.
Molotov, Georgi Malenkov and
L. P. Beria.
War Minister Marshal Alexander
Vasilevsky, in a keynote address
from the top of the toib, sharply
attacked "American imperialists."
He declared they were waging an
"unjust war of annexation" in
Korea while preparing for a new
world war.
BERLIN - clashing east and
west rallied 1,000,000 Germans for
rival May Day celebrations on
each side of Berlin's Iron Curtain.
Except for a few scuffles, there
was no violence.
MUNICH-Polide swung their
clubs in a brief clash with about
50 Communists in Munich and
arrested the leaders. About 80,.
000 attended a Trade. Union
PARIS-A small new anti-
Moscow Party, the French Com-
munist Movement, chose May Day
- to issue a manifesto attacking the
regular French Communist Party.
Communists and DeGaullists held
rival rallies in Paris.
ROME - Communist Senator
Mario Palermo was among a dozen
persons injured in a May Day
clash in Naples. A column of
demonstrators attempted to march
on the Piazza Del Plebiscito, where
the city hall is located. The sena-
tor was struck on the head with
a club.
PRAGUE-In common with oth-
er capitals of East European
"People's Democracies," Prague's
streets were filled from early
morning with marching thou-
Eleven Houses
Win Places
In IFCSing
Eleven fraternities qualified last
night for the finals of the Inter-
fraternity Council Sing May 9 at
Hill Auditorium.
In alphabetical order, the 11
finalists are Chi Phi, Chi Psi, Del-
ta Tau Delta, Lambda Chi Alpha,
Phi Delta Theta, Phi Gamma Del-
ta, Phi Kappa Tau, Sigma Alpha
Epsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi

and Sigma Phi Epsilon. The order
in which the houses were rated
will not be announced, according
to George Chapelis, chairman of
the IFC Sing.
In all, 18 fraternities tried their
luck in the preliminaries. The IFC
had planned on only 10 finalists,'
but two houses finished deadlock-
ed in tenth place, forcing the
choice of eleven fraternities.
The seven unsuccessful houses,
again in alphabeticalsorder, were
Alpha Delta Phi, Beta Theta Pi,
Delta Sigma Phi, Kappa Sigma,
Theta Delta Chi, Theta Xi and
Zeta Psi.
The fraternities each sang one
song, with a four minute time
limit on length. Judging the

Improvement Set
For Dorm Food
(This is the last in a series of interpretive articles on the financial as-
pects of University dormitory housing.)
"One of the cardinal operating principles of the Michigan resi-
dence halls.is that residents shall receive food which has very little in
common with the traditional conception of an institutional meal .. .
"A University which prides itself . . . cannot with any effective
logic justify . . . self-selected meals which accentuate the value of
the hamburger sandwich as an article for human consumption."
These words express an integral part of the "Michigan House
Plan" philosophy, which lies at the core of the entire University
residence halls system.
THEY WERE WRITTEN in 1941 by Prof. Karl Litzenberg of the
English department, who was residence halls director from 1939 to
Few persons would contend that Prof. Litzenberg's outline of
the "house plan" is being adequately followed today.
Service Enterprises manager Francis C. Shiel has himself admitted
that dormitory meals have "slipped below our standards" recently.
NEXT YEAR, however, the University plans to bring about an
Part of the forthcoming dormitory fee hike announced last
week will be used for better food. Fees will be boosted $50 for
men and $40 for women, which will increase revenues by some
Of this money, $147,000 will be used to cover an expected 12 and
one-half per cent rise in regular food costs for next year. Another
$43,000 will make up the entire dormitory operating margin which,
pegged at one and one-half percent, will be at the lowest rate in recent
years. The remaining $60,000 will be utilized to push the quality of
meals above the present level.
FOR A MORE decisive food improvement, two alternatives aret
open, but University officials believe neither would prove satisfactory.
One would be to raise dorm rates even higher. This action
would enable dormitory dietitians to stock the tables with plenty
of meat and milk, but many student residents would find the
drain on their pocketbooks impossible to bear.
The other solution would be to refinance all existing dormitory
construction bonds and spread them over a much longer retirement
period. This would leave more money each year for regular operations.
** * * *
HOWEVER, University officials believe such an act would be
eminently shortsighted and financially unsound.
For one thing, they say it would be extremely difficult to get
sufficiently low interest rates if the bond obligations were spread
over a longer period than at present.
For another, they expect it will become necessary to embark on a
new dormitory construction program at some time in the not too
distant future. University administrators foresee a jump in enroll-
nient in coming years, causing a need for more housing facilities.
Even if enrollment stays the same, they say it will eventually be
necessary to replace some of the smaller campus dorms which are
even now showing signs of age.
And any new construction would of course be difficult to take on
if the residence halls were already burdened with cumbersome bond
obligations. For this reason, and because of interest rates, adminis-
trators feel it necessary to clear up existing debts as soon as is
reasonably possible.

Assails NY
Briggs Chastised;
Proposals Made
WASHINGTON - (') - Senate
crime investigators charged yes-
terday in a blistering report that
the criminal activities of organ-
ized racketeers and their political
protectors have reached such huge
proportions that they threaten to
undermine the American way of
The crime probers pointed an
accusing finger at William O'-
Dwyer, ambassador to Mexico, de-
claring that he allowed gambling,
narcotics, waterfront murder and,
other crime to flourish while he
was mayor of New York.
* * *
O'DWYER, in Mexico City, said
he had no comment "at this time."
And the Senators said Frank
Costello, reputed "prime minis-
ter" of the underworld, still
holds a strong "sinister influ-
ence" over Tammany Hall, the
Democratic Party organization
in Manhattan.
In a 195-page report that read
like a dynamite-charged true de-
tective story, the committee -
headed by Senator Kefauver (D-
Tenn.)-turned the spotlight on
monopolistic, tax-dodging rack-
eteerism, often protected by police
officials and their government su-
periors, from coast to coast.
It declared that "gambling was
going full blast" in Saratoga
County, N.Y., in the backyard
of Republican Gov. Thomas E.
Dewey, until a short time be-
fore the committee opened hear-
ings in New York. Dewey has
since ordered an investigation
of Saratoga gambling. The com-
mittee said this was "gratifying."
The committee also turned a
skeptical eye on Dewey's commut-
ing the sentence of Charles
"Lucky" Luciano, convicted vice
overlord who was released from
Sing Sing Prison and allowed to
return to his native Italy during
World War Two.
* * *
THE KEFAUVER Committee al-
so said some Detroit manufac-
turers use racketeers to fight
Union Labor.
TherSenate crime investigat-
ing group accused two major
industrialists, John A. Fry and
William Dean Robinson, of
failing to testify "frankly con-
cerning their relationships to
Fry is president of the Detroit
Michigan Stove Works and Rob-
inson heads the Briggs Manufac-
turing Co.
It made 22 recommendations for
federal anti-crime action, includ-
ing (1) a ban on interstate trans-
mission of gambling information,
(2) a new racket squad in the
justice Department, (3) tighter
immigration laws to allow depor-
tation of alien criminals, and (4)
"a continuing check by Congress
on organized crime and federal law
enforcement efforts."
Student Group
Tries AgainTo
Save McGee
Willie McGee stepped back into

the limelight yesterday as mem-
bers of the Student Committee to
Save McGee threw their rusting
machinery into full gear in a last-
ditch leaflet drive to prevent the
execution of the Mississippi Negro.
More than 2,000 tracts urging
public protest against the forth-
coming electrocution of the na-
tionally publicized truck-driver
were distributed throughout off-
campus areas, according to Valerie
Cowen, '54, committee chairman.
McGEE, who has been in and
out of the headlines for six years,
is scheduled to die May 8 for the
alleged rape of a white woman. He
was convicted by three all-white
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* * x * *

New Control
a golfer has tried to control a
slice. Mrs. Florence Neer wants
to do it by injunction.
Mrs. Neer lives across the
street from the No. 3 fairway
at Hillcrest Country Club.
She charged today the sliced
shots have broken her windows,
ruined her curtains, damaged
even carpets and bedspreads.
In a suit against the club, pop-
ular with movie executives, Mrs.
Neer asks $4,785 damages and
an injunction to prevent fur-
ther wild shots.
Austin SaysI
UN Korean

RED HIDEOUT DEMOLISHED-A marine ducks flying rubble
but keeps his rifle ready as an enemy bunker is blown up by
grenades and planted charges on the central front in Korea. Bat-
tered Chinese regrouped yesterday, apparently gathering steam
for a new punch at UN lines.
'U' Students Trek to Capital
WTith Token Gifts of Wheat

National News

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-Senator Moody (D-Mich.), newest member of
the Senate, cast his first vote on a bill yesterday-on the losing side.
Moody was one of 12 senators voting to amend the pending Farm
Labor Bill to prohibit the hiring of imported farm labor until the avail-
able domestic work force, including workers from the territories and
possessions, is exhausted. The amendment was rejected 59 to 12.
LANSING-A bill to permit police to make arrests in high
misdemeanor cases without warrants was beaten in the House
yesterday 39 to 42.
* * * *
ERIE, PA.-Secretary of the Navy Matthews yesterday sanc-
tioned President Truman's ouster of General MacArthur as Su-
preme Allied Commander.
* * '* *
WASHINGTON-A bill to increase the strength of the Marine
Corps was approved yesterday by a Senate Armed Services Committee.
* * * *
BAY CITY--The Bay City County Bar Association called upon
all others in Michigan yesterday to bar Communists from membership.
Kefauver Report Adds
Interest to 'U' Forum

A group of Michigan students
will join a cavalcade to Washing-
ton this weekend to present token
gifts of wheat to Madam Vijaha L.
Pandit, Indian ambassador to the
United States, at the Indian em-
bassy Monday.
Their trip will be sponsored by
the Student Religious Association,
YD Members
Urge Debate
On MacArthur
The Young Democrats last night
challenged all campus groups who
oppose the dismissal of Gen. Doug-
las MacArthur to a public debate of
the issue and of U.S. foreign policy
in the Far East.
Though naming no specific
group in their challenge resolution,
YD leaders intimated that their
broadly - defined target, "any
groups wishing to support the gen-
eral's position," really referred to
their political rivals on campus,
the Youngg Republicans.
Then, "adding fuel to the fire"
according to YD President Don
McNeil, the club passed a resolu-
tion unanimously endorsing Presi-
dent Truman's removal of Mac-
Arthur, and his "reassertion of
civilian authority over the mili-
Last week the Young Republi-
cans passed a resolution congratu-
lating MacArthur, calling f o r
careful consideration of his recom-
mendations and demanding the
"necessary adjustments" of our
foreign policy.
Young Republican leaders could
not be reached for comment.

which voted last night to sponsor
the delegation. The SRA also ap-
proved a resolution to send a let-
ter to Sen. Homer Ferguson (R-
Mich.) and other congressmen,
urging the passage of legislation
providing wheat for famine-ridden
The local delegation will be part
of a larger student group which
will converge on the capital from
all over the country. Each commit-
tee will bear bushels of wheat to
give to Madam Pandit. 'Whey are
scheduled to meet her at 11 a.m.
The Michigan delegates plan also
to pay personal visits to several
legislators after they present the
wheat to the ambassador.
The students who travel to
Washington will go at their own
expense. So far one car load has
been delegated to represent the
SRA group, but it is hoped finally
that a manycar Michigan caravan
will participate, according to Herb
Cheston, SRA vice-president.
The B'nal Brith Hillel Founda-
tion has already contributed to
the crusade. SRA has also been
promised aid from the Michigan
UNESCO organization and the
campus Friends Committee.
'U' Gets Grant for
Health Research
of $14,170 to the University was
included among 108 grants award-
ed by the Public Health Service
to finance research in health prob-
Prof. Gordon B. Sutherland, of
the physics department was nam-
ed to administer the funds.

Policy Clear"
NEW YORK-()--Warren R.
Austin, top American delegate in
the United Nations and a Republi-
can, said last night in answer to
Gen. Douglas MacArthur that UN
policy on Korea is "clear, positive
and consistent."
He said he firmly supports that
Austin replied to MacArthur's
statement in Chicago last Thurs-
day.that there has been a "policy
vacuum" toward Korea since Red
China entered the war.
The American delegate's re-
marks were made in a speech pre-
pared for the New York state con-
vention of the Grand Lodge of the
Masonic Order.
He reviewed decisions by the
General Assembly and the Secur-
ity Council on Korea and said:
"Militarily, the objective is to re-
pel the aggression and restore
international peace and security in
the area.
"Politically, the objective is to
establish a unified, independent
and democratic government in the
sovereign state of Korea.
Honor Group
Taps Twenty
junior Coeds
Wyvern, Women's Junior Hon-
orar Society tapped twenty coeds
during the dinner hour last night.
'Members, wearing their colors of
yellow and brown and chanting
their tapping song "Damn, damn,
damn to Michigamua," surprised
prospective members at three dor-
mitories, nine sororities, one league
house, and even managed to find
one dining at a local Liberty Street
Those tapped included the fol-
lowing Juniors: Nancy Baehre,
Joan Brown, Susie Craig, Nancy
Eichenlaub, Grace Fink, Nancy
Fitch, Lois Gauger, Marcia Gold-
farb, Donna Hendleman, Marilyn
Karasec, Phyllis Kaufman, Paul-
ine Kurtz, Cyrille Landes, Donna
Mayer, Peg Nimz, Jo Phillips, Nan-
cy Pridmore, Barbara Riley, Aud-
rey Smedley, and Beth Smilay.

Early in April the Reds
opened eight of Hwachon's
sluice gates in an effort to fl
out the then advancing Al
troops. It didn't work. The w
released was not enough to swe
the Allies.
* *
MEANWHILE Chinese Comm
ists, stopped dead north of S
by the greatest Allied barrage
the war, shifted the weight of t
ponderous offensive eastward
the central front.
A field dispatch reported
opinous enemy buildup in t
hills east of Seoul. The Rf
closed some of the floodgates
the big Hwachon Reservoir. T
lowered the levels of the P
han and Han Rivers, the t
major barriers on the route
the enemy advance.
Field dispatches said there
no effective enemy action al
the western front May Day--
day the Reds had hoped to sw
into Korea's ancient capital.
, It seemed clear that the I
had fulled back to the north,
of range of massed United
tions artillery and supporting g
fire of warships which had
down a forbidding wall of fire
three days.
Korean War
Forecast by
Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer war
in 1947 of just such a "Soviet-c
trolled invasion" of Korea as i
set off the war now roaring '
bloody new climax.
At the same time he urge
policy of safeguards-which
followed only in part-againstt
threat. One Wedemeyer reci
emendation which was not folio
was creation of an American
ficered defense force in the So
The UnitedStatesdid grant s
aid to the South Koreans.
The views of the General, w
commanded the U. S. forces
China in World War II, w
disclosed today with release
long-secret portions of a rep
he made to President Trun
Sept. 9, 1947.

Added food for discussion at to-
night's Michigan Forum on "What
Action Should Be Taken as a Re-
sult of the Kefauver Investiga-
tions?" was provided yesterday
with the release of the official
report by the Senate Crime Com-
The discussion slated for 7:30
p.m. in Architecture Auditorium
shnid tiuh unnn many nf the

mate responsibility for the crime
situation rests squarely in the
hands, of the public, Brynes will
make as his chief premise the
failure of the citizen to fulfill'
his moral obligation of keeping
democratic government free
from the grasps of gangsterism.
Whether or not an awakening
of the public to its responsibilities

Union Poll Fails To Decide Coed Policy

The Union should return to its
male-sanctum tradition, keep up
its limited concessions to coeds,
eradicate the last vestige of its
"fo.mn nu"r"nlinrr . renmh n

coed policy, and 331 objected to
the current rules.
The flies in the polling oint-
ment were the "buts." Most
members approving the status
quo as a whole had some slight

flicting views had it, presere the
proud old tradition, or get rid of
"this Victorian museum piece."
* * *
TO CURRENT Union President
John Kathe, '51, whose responsi-

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