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ELECTION CONFUSION
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VOL. LXI, No. 147

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, MAY 4, 1951

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Arabs, Jews
Clash Anew
In Palestine
UN Cease-Fire
Order Ignored
TEL AVIV, Israel-(kP)-Israeli
and Syrian forces pounded each
other with artillery and mortar
fire tonight in the border feud
over the demilitarized zone of
Palestine north of the Sea of Gali-
lee.
The United Nations Palestine
Commission vainly ordered a
cease-fire.
Israeli military authorities said
they could observe the order only
if the Syrians stopped blasting
them from inside Syria.
* * *
THE BATTLE started yesterday
wiith small arms fire in an area
between the Huleh swamps and
the point where the River Jordan
flows into the Sea of Galilee.
Shielded by their barrage,
Syrian troops tried after sun-
down tonight to recapture one
of the heights inside Israel from
which they were expelled last
night, an Israeli military spokes-"
Man said. He said after two
hours of fighting, which ap-
peared to be on a muc larger
scale than yesterday's, he Syr-
tans were driven off.
The spokesman said it was as-
sumed the Syrians suffered some
casualties and that a few Israeli
soldiers were wounded. He would
not estimate the numbers.
* * *
UN OBSERVERS were unable
to go into the demilitarized area
because of the shell bursts. They
feared that the growing intensity
of the battle would make it impos-
sible to continue negotiations for
a peaceful settlement.
A spokesman said the fighting
started when Syrian forces in
company strength entered the de-
militarized zone along a two-mile
front and then penetrated more
than a half mile inside Israel be-
fore they were driven out.
The flare-up ended more than a
week of quiet in the disputed area.
It died down during the night, and
this morning work was resumed on
Israel's Huleh swamp draingae
project-one activity the Syrians
violently oppose.
GOP Makes
New Acheson
Ouster Move
WASHINGTON -- P) -- Secre-
tary of State Dean Acheson's foes
in the House are whipping up a:
plan to force him out of office by
shutting off his salary after June
30.
They might be able to do this
by refusing to vote a appropria-
tion to pay him-or even to hold
up funds for the entire State De-
partment so long as Acheson stays
in office.
REP. ARENDS or Illinois, the
Republican Whip, said today he is
sure such a move will develop.
A number of Southern Demo-
crats are ready to give any Re-
publican oust - Acheson move
their enthusiastic support.

Rep. Cox (D-Ga.) told a re-
porter that denying funds to
jAcheson "will cut the ground from
under him and he will have to
tquit or President Truman- will
have to fire him."
Dates Asked
Subpoena

C on trols Put on Lane Hall SPeakers

Hits Truman
Policy before
SenateBody
Labels Position
Appeasement'

Epidemic Hits
Barbour House,
An epidemic of undetermined cause swept through Betsy Barbour
House yesterday as at least sixty women residents were suddenly
stricken by a violent illness.
Most of the women in the dormitory attributed the wave of sick-
ness to food poisoning, but University officials said last night they
had "absolutely no idea" of the cause of the attacks.
* * * *
ONE SPOKESMAN said that the illnesses bore definite earmarks
of ptomaine poisoning, but added that lab stidies of food served in
the residence hall during the past few days were slowed up consider-
ably owing to the absence of Health Service sanitarian Stanley Duns-
tan.
the attacks began about 1 a.m. yesterday as ten girls suf-
fering from nausea were taken to the Health Service and 35 others
stricken by the illness remained in the dormitory.
One doctor said it was "the worst epidemic I have ever seen in
the dormitories." -The last one struck in October, 1949, when scores
of West Quad residents were taken ill. Food tests proved inconclu-
sive in this case, however.
ONLY CLUE to the epidemic was a difference in the meals served
Wednesday night in the Barbour and Helen Newberry dining halls.
Canned pears were served at Barbour but not at Newberry, where no
illness was reported.
One woman, hearing that the dietician was also sick, said,
"At least we know she isn't giving us anything she won't eat her-
self."
While the dormitory staff repeated that the situation was "not
alarming," more women, became violently ill. . The biggest toll was
taken at 10:30 a.m. yesterday when new patients were reported with
fevers all above 100 degrees. More reports of additional illnesses kept
pouring in throughout the afternoon.
Shortly after 10 p.m. yesterday, six girls were transported
to the Health Service by ambulance. One resident said some had
fainted and one was delirious. She also said those who had
thought they were "safe" were beginning to feel "weak."
Health Service reported last night about 20 girls were confined
in the Infirmary and their situation was "not bad."
Meanwhile, surveys were being taken among afflicted women
remaining in Barbour concerning the food they had eaten during the
past few days. No date was set on the conclusion of the food tests
in the Health Service lab.
Opreing Festival Concert
Gets Audience Ovation

'U' Approval
Of Lectures,
Now Needed
SRA Plans To
AppealDecision
By JANET WATTS
Daily Associate Editor
A new policy of tighter control
over speakers sponsored by Lane
Hall groups has been announced
by Dean of Students Erich A.
Walter.
The Student Religious Associa-
tion and all groups under the jur-
isdiction of Lane Hall, campus re-
ligious center, must now get.clear-
ance for all outside speakers in
public meetings from the Office
of Stuident Affairs.
THE POLICY has been in effect
since April 16, but University of-
ficials said that they did not feel
the matter was of enough impor-
tance to make any official an-
nouncement to the campus.
SRA's governing board has
been considering the action, but
made no announcement con-
cerning the move until yester-
day.
Previously, persons not con-
nected with the University speak-
ing in Lane Hall had been ap-
proved by Lane Hall director De-
witt C. Baldwin, members of the
Lane Hall staff and the Student
Religious Association.
EVENTS scheduled in other
campus buildings were approved
directly through the University
Lecture Committee.
The new policy was put into
effect to equalize approval pro-
cedure for all groups on campus,
according to Dean Walter.
"I don't think Lane Hall ought
to be put in the position of being
a catch-all for any event which
any individuals may wish to spon-
sor," he explained.
IT WAS REPORTED that the
recent Willie MeGee rally and sev-
eral peace conferences held in
Lane Hall had irritated University
officials to the point where they
took steps to exercise more con-
trol over events within the build-
ing.
"Some University officijals and
members of the Student Affairs
Committee wondered why these
events took place without their
previous knowledge," Dean Wal-
ter said.
Under the new approval sys-
tem, Baldwin must file a, speaker
approval form with Dean Walter,
who, if he feels it is necessary, re-
fers it to the University Lecture
Committee. Dean Walter may
give sanction to the speaker for
the Student Affairs Committee
himself or he may refer it to the
SAC for approval, at his discre-
tion.
A SPECIAL committee of mem-
bers of the Lane Hall Board of
See UNIVERSITY, Page 6

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Night Life
KALAMAZOO - (A') - Jazz
music and excitement galore
broke out at Kalamazoo College
at 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Coeds in nighties danced on
dormitory porches. Male stu-
dents milled about on the cam-
pus green.
Jazz tunes boomed loudly
from the amplifiers in the tow-
er of Stetson Chapel at the
Baptist institution. Usually
only chimes and religious mu-
sic come from it.
Police finally found the seat
of the trouble, turned off the
amplifier and confiscated the
jazz record. Then they turned
their attention to herding stu-
dents back into dormitories.
Yank Killed
In Austria
By Russ ians
VIENNA, Austria - (') - An
American military policeman was
killed and an Austrian civilian
wounded early yesterday by a burst
of fire from machine pistols wield-
ed by two Russian soldiers in the
center of Vienna.
The man killed was identified
by United States Army police head-
quarters as Cpl. Paul Gresens
(home town unavailable).
GRESENS AND Cpl. Jack Mor-
gan (home town unavailable) were
making their rounds of the Inter-
national sector when the shooting
occurred.

TANK PATROLS HIT RED LINES -- American tank patrols
(black arrow) probed north from the Seoul defense perimeter
yesterday and engaged Communist forces as far north as Uijong-
bu (B). Meanwhile, the Reds were reported shifting their power
to the east (A) for an expected drive down the \Chuchon-Hong-
. chon road, traditional attack route (broken arrow).
* * * *
Allied Tanks Raid Reds
11 Miles North of Se

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As1
Cafe{
a.m.,
men
cans4
they

they left a night club, the
Oriental, shortly before 1
they saw two uniformed
on the street. The Ameri-
challenged them and saw
were Russian soldiers.

Surrounded by wildly enthusias-
tic students blocking Hill Audi-
torium's stage exit, Artur Rubin-
stein and Eugene Ormandy wait-
ed out the melee in dressing rooms
last night after an evening which
the world famous pianist himself
admitted was a "marvelous per-
formance."
Striding briskly in from the
specially-extended concert stage,
Rubinstein provided a sharp con-
trast 4o the Philadelphia Sym-
phony's conductor, who made his
exit staggering from exertion.
RUBBING his lapels with satis-
faction ,Rubinstein extolled the
brilliance of Berlioz' "Symphonie
Fantastique" to Philadelphia Sym-
phony Manager Harl McDonald,
a famous composer in his own
right. Then the perspiring Or-
mandy came into the room and
they congratulated each other.
Bearing out McDonald's de-
scription "the harder he works
the happier he is," Ormandy was
jubilant. His 110 artists playing

instruments insured at $1,000,:
000 had worked harder here
than they ever do elsewhere,
according to McDonald.
Complicating factor of the per-
formance was the sudden rain,
Iwhich not only, congested traffic
but also gave the Philadelphia's of-
ficial piano tuner, A. B. Caffrey,
troubles.
"THE RAINS varied the piano
pitch of 440 vibrations' a second
by as much as three vibrations,"
Caffrey complained. "I had to ad-
just the piano several times."
But if the climate was not re-
ceptive the packed audience was,
as the crowd of 4200 streamed
through the exits, adjectives
like "brilliant," "stirring," and
"beautiful" were some of the
least extravagant praises heaped
on the performance.
Tonight four outstanding artists
will hold the spotlight at Hill
Auditorium, Eileen Farrell, so-
prano, Coloman dePataky, tenor
Oscar Natzka, bass, and Blanche
Thebom, mezzo soprano.

But as they were challenged, the
Russians whirled and began fir-
ing their machine pistols.
GRESENS WAS HIT in the
stomach. A passing Austrian was
wounded in the arm and bullets
splattered taxis parked outside the
night club. Gresens was dead on
arrival at an army hospital.
Morgan reported he fired six
shots at the Russians when they
turned to flee, but failed to hit -
either of them with his .45 cali-
ber army pistol.
There was no immediate expla-
nation for the presence of armed
Soviet soldiers in the International
Zone in the early hours of the
morning,
An immediate search of the
center of the city, the internation-
al sector, showed no trace of the
two Russians.
American police headquarters
notified the Russian Kommanda-
tur and asked them to search.
The Russians were responsible
for policing the International sec-
tor in April. The, duty, which is
rotated among the forces of the
occupying powers monthly, was
turned over to the Americans for
May.

TOKYO - (4) -- American tank'
raiders plunged into Red lines 11
miles north of Seoul yesterday on
aggressive patrols that scattered
or destroyed small offensive out-
post forces around the capital.
Total Red casualties for yes-
terday on the whole Korean war-
front were estimated by the Eighth
Army at 1,740 killed and wounded
and 75 taken prisoner.
ONE TANK-infantry team en-
tered Uijongbu at the 11-mile
mark for the deepest penetration
of Communist lines since the Red
World News
Roundup,
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK - The New York
Times said yesterday there are re-
ports that the Columbia Broad-
casting System is considering pur-
chase of the American Broadcast-
ing Company for about $28,000,000.
WASHINGTON - The White
House disclosed yesterday Presi-
dent Truman has ordered top
defense and mobilization offi-
cials to draw up a plan to pre-
vent government agencies from
"hoarding manpower" and com-
peting for defense materials.
LONDON -Prime Minister At-
tlee denied yesterday Britain is
sending vital materials to Com-
munist China in strategic quanti-
ties. He said his government is
now acting "in, accord with the
United States" to limit the China
trade.

spring offensive was jolted to a
halt by Allied big guns and air
power before May Day.
Reds at Uijongbu met the
tanks with small-arms' fire and
then broke and ran when the
tankers opened up with ma-
chine-guns and 90-mm rifles.
After the raids there and to the
northeast and northwest the tanks
pulled back for. the night inside1
the defenses around Seoul.
A TANK PATROL east-north-
east of Seoul killed an estimated
200 men of a Chinese regiment in
a two-hour fight and brought back
21 prisoners. A third force sal-
vaged two abandoned Allied tanks
southwest of Uijongbu.
Tank patrols ranging north-
east of Seoul shot up two Red
groups. They reported encircl-
ing one company and cutting it
to pieces.
The heaviest resistance was
southeast of Chunchon. Chinese
dug in on a hillside held on under
artillery and air strikes through-
out the day until nightfall when
they had lost 100 killed out of 150.
Although relatively minor, the
skirmishes were regarded as evi-
,dence the Reds are digging in on
a line roughly 10 miles north of
Seoul to regroup their hard-hit
forces for a resumption of the of-
fensive they began April 22.
High School
Seniors Will
Visit Caimpus
Depleted enrollments will seem
to take a temporary shot in the
arm today when 500 eager high
school seniors stream out of buses
and onto the steps of the Rack-
ham Building to begin one of the
busiest University Days on record.
The annual migration of high
school students from all parts of
Michigan and northern Ohio will
hit Ann Arbor at 9 a.m. By the
time the seniors are ready to leave
at 4 p.m., Union Councilman Gene
Weaver, '53, predicts they'll be
"dead on their feet." But in the
interim they will get a good look
at the University and all its work-
ings.
In a whirlwind tour of Uni-
.rycfi irtc th p i ewl

WASHINGTON -()- General
Douglas MacArthur warned yes-
terday that unless Red China is
beaten into surrender by allout
air attacks the Korean conflict
may explode into a third world
war.
He told senators the course be-
ing followed by the Truman Ad-
ministration may be "inviting".nte a ahr hnaodn
another war rather than avoiding
it. And he strongly urged the use
of air power, a naval blockade of
the China coast, and the use of
Chine.se Nationalist troops.
* * *
CALLING THE Korean war a
"dreadful conflict" which is costing
too much in American blood, he
lined up directly against President
Truman's policy of trying to limit
the war to Korea.
"I believe," he said, "the
chances of the terrible conflict
you so rightfully dread--and all
of the rest of us dread with you
-would be more probable if we
practice appeasement in ,one
area."
It was a bare-knuckle attack on
the Administration all the way.
And the General said thousands of
Americans will be killed each
month unless Red China is strang-
led by air and sea power.
* * * I
HE TOLD SENATORS there is
no end in sight to the blood-letting.
in Korea because the Government
has no policy or plan.
"I suggest," he said; "that
some plan' be carried out that
will bring this dreadful slaugh-
ter to a definite end-that we
shall not continue to buy time
by sacrificing thousands of
American boys every month."
The Truman Administration has
rejected his proposals, expressing
fear they would lead to another
global conflict. But MacArthur
took the position that Russia was
in no shape to launch all-out war
in Asia, and that the Administra-
tion course is one of "appease-
ment."
HIS CRITICAL APPEAL came
at the conclusion of more than six
hours of testimony behind closed
doors with the Senate Armed Serv-
ices aid Foreign Relations Com-
mittees.
He began testifying at 8:30
a.m., and except for a brief
lunch period talked steadily un-
til 4:15 p.m. He agreed to re-
turn today for further testimony.
MacArthur did most of the talk-
ing throughout the day and he
pulled no punches in wading into
the Administration. He said Pres-
ident Truman "jeopardized" the
nation's security by firing hain
from his Far Eastern commands.
He conceded the President had
a right to oust him. But he pro-
tested he was forced "summarily*
to turn over his job to Gen. Mat-
thew RidgWay "who was 350 miles
away on the Korean front."
"I don't think there is any ques-
tion that the interest of the United
States was jeopardized in such a,.
summary mode of turning over
great responsibilities which in-
volve the security of the country."
* * *
HSTReplies
To MacArthur
WASHINGTON-() - A brist-
ling President Truman said in
short, barbed sentences yesterday
that when all the facts are in, they
will show he was right in firing
Gen. Douglas MacArthur.
He said MacArthur persuaded
him at their Wake Island confer-
ence last October that the Chinese
Communists would not come into

APPLICATION FORMS CHANGED:

All Schools But One Remove Bias Questions

By DONNA HENDLEMAN
All but one University school
have acted to remove potentially
discriminatory questions from
their application blanks, accord-
ing to a recently issued report of
the Student Legislature Campus
Action Sub-committ e on Discrim-
ination.

questions are listed by the sub-
committee as ancestry of par-
ents, birth place of parents,
race, religion, photograph, form-
er name if changed, nationality,
place of birth, family citizenship,
family education, occupation of
father and occupation of mother.
The committee dicvered ach

THE DENTISTRY and educa-
tion schools also have only one
question remaining, the place of
birth. The dentistry blank form-
rly inquired about race and re-
ligion and required a photograph.
Law school applicants will noj
longer be asked for a photo-j
graph, their former name if

graph and birthplace of parents.
Questions on family citizenship,
parental occupation, birthplace
and family education will still
remain. The citizenship question
exists to screen out potential
freshmen who are not United
States citizens, according to the
report.

committee, are the result of a
long series of campaigns, inves-
tigations and petitions on the
part of both student and admin-
istrative groups.
The Committee to End Discrim-
ination, created as an indepen-
dent campus group two years ago,
was the instigator of the current

I have a subpoena for you,
Miss!"
Approximately 200 coeds heard

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