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Note Outlines
Russia Termed
Greatest Threat
By The Associated Press
President Truman told Gen
Douglas MacArthur last Jan. 1
that Soviet Russia was the "mair
threat" and that any spread o
the Korean war might involve
Japan and Western Europe in a
large-scale struggle. ,
The chief executive wrote a
letter to the five-star general out-
lining the aims of the Americar
government in Korea and saying:
"Steps which might in them-
selves be justified and which migh
lend some assistance to the cam-
paign in Korea would not be bene-
ficial if they thereby involved Ja-
pan or Western Europe in large-
scale hostilities.
* * *
"IN REACHING a final decisior
about Korea, I shall have to give
constant thought to the main
threat from'the Soviet Union and
to the need for rapid expansior
of our armed forces to meet thi
great danger."
The letter - in paraphrased
form-was read to the Senate
Armed Services and Foreign
Relations committees by See-
retary of Defense Marshall in
the fifth day of his defense of
administration policies in Asia.
It was written by the President
after General MacArthur had ad-
vised WaBhlngton that he might
have to pull United Nations troops
out of Korea unless he were per-
mitted to bomb Red China, block-
ade the Red-held coast, and use
Chinese Nationalist troops.
* * *
SECRETARY Marshall also stat-
ed yesterdaydthat government
documents indicate Henry Wal-
lace, at the direction of President
Roosevelt, pressed Chiang Kai-
Shek in 1945 to take the Commun-
ists into his Chinese Nationalist
Wallace was Vice President at
the time,.
The matter was raised while
Marshall was being questioned by
Senator Knowland (R-Caif.) at
Senate hearings on the ouster of
Gen. Douglas MacArthur from his
Far Eastern commands.
MEANWHILE in New York Gen-
eral Douglas MacArthur's spokes-
man reiterated the opinion that
Russia will not "project the war
in the Far East until it feels it
has superior forces there.
Russia does not feel this to be
so at the present time, Major
General Courtney Whitney, Mac-
Arthur's chief aide, added.
As for whether MacArthur
would appear again at the hear-
ing after the administration
states its case, Whitney said:
"The general is quite willing
to stand on the record."
Whitney added that MacArthur
would "respond to any request"
from the Senate.
Senate Hears
Dawson Deny

WASHINGTON - (1) - White
House aide Donald Dawson yester-
day encountered sharp senatorial
skepticism as he denied wielding
political influence on the Recon-
struction Finance Corporation,
governing lending agency,
When Dawson wound up his
testimony, he told newsmen that
hie felt the hearing "clearly dem-
onstrates there has been no im-
propriety on my part."
But Senator Fulbright (D-Ark.),
chairman of the Senate Inquiry
Committee disagreed.

Adams To Leave
Board of Regents Takes No Action
Yet on Announced Departure
Daily Managing Editor
Provost James P. Adams has submitted his resignation to 4he
Board of Regents, it was announced early yesterday afternoon.
Regent J. Joseph Herbert, chairman of the Board's Committee of
the Whole, said that no action has been taken on the Provost's resig-
nation and refused to predict what action the Regents will eventually
take. P
ADAMS WAS named to the Provost position, the University's
chief executive officer next to the president, on January 1, 1945. A
graduate of the University, he returned to Ann Arbor after serv-
ing as vice-president of Brown "
University.V o e
The surprise announcement H thlot '
came close on the heels of wide-
spread rumors and published re-
ports in the Detroit newspapers
that Adams *as likely to succeed B udget,
President Alexander G. Ruth-
ren, who begins his year-long
retirement furlough on July 1. Fl nds to

PROVOST JAMES P. ADAMS ADAMS FAMILY-Provost James P. Adams, whose resignation was made known yesterday, relaxes

Police Disclose Beating
Of Second 'U' Student

in his Devonshire Road home with Mrs. Adams (center) and his sister, Mrs. Forrest Burchfield of
Plainwell, Mich. The administrator's resignation was viewed with regret by University officials
and students.

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Campus Shocked by Move

While continuing their investi-
gation of the brutal beating and
"dry ice treatment" given to
George Cox, '54, Ann Arbor police
yesterday unearthed the story of
another student beating.
Two Ann Arbor youths, Dennis
Petris, 20, and a 17 year old com-
panion admitted slugging Joe Ven-
niri 152E, Wednesday night.
The pair told officers that they
were cruising down a city street
in a car when they passed close
to Venniri who was walking with
a girl friend. The younger boy
said that he reached out of the
car window and slugged Venniri
as they passed.
THE TWO BOYS were arraigned
in Municipal Court later in the
day on charges of felonious as-
sault. Judge Francis O'Brien en-
tered a plea of "not guilty" for
them until their parents could be
contacted. The pair were held in
Smoke Masks
Reds Massing
For. Offense

the County Jail awaiting their
trial at 9 a.m. today.
Police said that there was no
apparent link between the slug-
ging of Venniri and the beating
of Cox.
Meanwhile, Detective Sgt.
Claude Damron reported that the
Cox case was "more confusing
than ever." Damron questioned
Cox again yesterday but he said
that Cox was "groggy" and could
give no additional information.
THE HOSPITAL refused to
comment last night on Cox's con-
Damron also conferred yester-
day with Associate Dean of Stu-
dents Walter B. Rea and two
members of Cox's fraternity, Phi
Kappa Psi. Nothing new was
learned at this meeting, Damron
A by-product of the Cox case
has been the delay in prosecuting
still another case involving Uni-
versity students as victims.
The trial of fourteen teen-agers
who are accused of throwing rocks
through the windows of Delta
Tau Delta fraternity house April
30 has been postponed because
Sgt. Damron, busy with the Cox
case, has not been available to
'Engine' Council
President Elected
John Merow, '52E, has been
chosen president of the Engineer-
ing Council for next year.
Other newly-elected officers of
the group are Marlene Schulhau-
ser, vice-president, and Chuck
Good, '52E, treasurer.
Merow said that petitions are
still being accepted for Engineer-
ing Council secretary and member-
at-large. Engineering students in-
terested in the positions may con-
tact Merow at 8612.

Provost James P. Adams calmly ed more interested in a Daily
brushed aside any discussion of photographer's paraphernalia than
his resignation yesterday, but in discussing his resignation, Uni-
both University officials and stu- versity presidential prospects, or
dents expressed regrets over the his plans for the future.
The administrator reclined cor-' He brushed aside these quer-
fortably in his Devonshire Road les with a smile and a "no com-
home, after the announcement of ment."
his resignation, and chatted cheer- Elsewhere on campus, however,
fully with Mrs. Adams and his sis- University officials were shocked
ter, Mrs. Forrest Burchfield, of by the news of his resignation.
Plainwell, Mich. x


World News
By The Associated Press
FRANKFURT - Cracking down!
on German shipments of strategic
goods to Communist countries,
American and German authorities
yesterday turned back 4,000 tons
of steel rails headed for Hungary.
PARIS-The French National
Assembly voted yesterday to end
its own life July 4, thereby mak-
ing certain that a general elec-
tion will be held next month,
the first since Oct. 13, 1946.
(R-Minn.) urged Secretary Ache-
son yesterday to continue making
"the strongest representations" to
the Czechoslovakian government
to win release of William Oatis,
Associated Press correspondent,
who was arrested by Czech police.
DETROITTalks seeking to
end the 21-day transportation
strike broke up last night, but
there was an air of optimism
as another meeting was sched-
uled for today at 10 a.m.
NEW YORK-Ambassador Wil-
liam O'Dwyer's long-time pal,
James J. Moran, drew a five year
prison sentence and a $2,000 fine
yesterday for lying to the Kefau-
ver Senate Crime Committee.

DEAN HAYWARD Keniston, of
the literary college, expressed the
typical reaction.
"It has been my good fortune
to work with Mr. Adams ever since
he returned to the University in
1945," Dean Keniston said. "I
feel for him a real admiration and
affection because of his open-
mindedness, his integrity, his un-
Scandal Shakes
Rghee Cabinet
TAEGU, Korea-/)-A cabinet
crisis, brought about by a financial
scandal and a mass execution, is
threatening the South Korean
government while Allied forces
battle to defend the republic
against the Reds.
There is some informal talk of
impeaching Dr. Syngman Rhee,
76-year-old first president of the
UN-sponsored republic, but he ap-
pears strong enough to stay in the
Rhee fired three cabinet minis-
ters recently as an aftermath of
the execution of 187 villagers at
Kochang. Charged with Com-
munist sympathies, the villagers
were convicted by a military
court and shot Feb. 12.
The opposition party, the Na-
tional Democrats, charged mean-
while that $2,000,000 in defense
department funds h a d disap-

selfishness and his devotion to
the University.
"The faculty of the literary
college owes him a debt of grati-
tude for his unwavering sup-
port of their personal and pro-
fessional welfare.
"The University as a whole will
miss his vision and his leader-
ship," Dean Keniston concluded.
Many students were equally
surprised. Outgoing president of
the Student Legislature, George
Roumell, '51, praised the 'provost
for "his cooperation with the stu-
dents. He's done a splendid job,"
Roumell said, "and I wish him
the best of success in any of his
future endeavors."
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THE PROVOST'S work, which
has chiefly centered around the
enlargement of the teaching staff
and the handling of budget mat-
ters, has been highly praised by
his administration colleagues and
the faculty.
As a University administrator,
Provost Adams was known for his
patience in the midst of pain-
staking negotiations.
Eniwetok A-Bomb
Test Underway
mic Energy Commission said last
night that a "test program is un-
derway" at the Eniwetok proving
grounds in the mid-Pacific.
A spokesman for the commission
made the statement in answer to
However, there was some uncer-
tainty whether the latest series of
atomic tests were still proceeding
or had been concluded. Congress-
men who were scheduled to wit-
ness the concluding tests had in-
dicated that before leaving Wash-
ington that they expected the fi-
nal explosion to have occurred by
this time.

Adams, nowever, had asked the
Regents not to consider him for
the presidency more than' a year
ago and had officially tendered
his resignation earlier this spring.
The Regents had planned to
withhold news of his resignation
until they could act on it at
their next meeting on May 19.
The mounting rumors and re-
cent newspaper stories that
Adams was to succeed President
Ruthven prompted them to an-
nounce the tendering of his res-
ignation immediately, however.
T h i s decision was reached
Thursday night after an exchange
of phone calls between the Re-
gents located all over the State.
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IN MAKING the sudden an-
nouncement, Regent Herbert dis-
closed that the 56-year-old pro-
yost had written the Board of Re-
gents on May 8, 1950, specifically.
requesting that he not be con-
sidered for the presidency. In
that letter he wrote:
"The Regents are now engaged
in the selection of a successor to
Dr. Ruthven as President of the
University. I realized that my
name has been mentioned in this
"This makes it possible for
me, without appearing to be
presumptuous, to indicate to the,
Regents that I am not a candi-
date for this appointment and
that my name should be given
no consideration.
"I have been contemplating this
step for some months, and I feel
that I must now advise the Re-
"Moreover, in selecting a
President afid in providing, him
an opportunity for effective
leadership, the Regents must be
entirely free to make such other
arrangements for the adminis-
tration of the University as they
may deem appropriate in the
"This coincides with my own
desire to withdraw from responsi-
ble participation in the affairs of
the University when Dr. Ruthven
terminates his active service as
ADAMS AGAIN requested the
Regents to release him last Octo-
ber and tendered his formal resig-
nation on April 18. At the request
of the Board, however, no public
announcement of his desires was
made until yesterday.
Praising Provost Adams' many
contributions to the University,
Regent Herbert said, "Dr. Adams
has been a loyal servant of the
University. He has provided
distinguished leadership and I
know his leaving would mean a
great loss to the University."
Asked to comment on the ten-
dering of his resignation, Adams
said, "The conclusion which I re-
ported to the Regents a year ago
was the result of long and careful
consideration. It represented a
riliaat rlo- nksinm

The House yesterday passed a
$307,578,000 state budget for next
year including a $14,845,000 ap-
propriatiop for the University.
University officials have agreed
to accept the figure. They said
that though the appropriation
would not meet all the needs of
the institution, they would make
every effort 'to keep costs of op-
eration within the proposed allo-
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THE NEW BILL also. provides
$1,500,000 to continue *he con-
struction of the Angell Hall addi-
tion and an equal amount to fin-
ish the University out-patient
The Board of Regents origin-
ally had asked for $16,200,000.
However they slashed the figure
by $1,000,000 because of the,
Korean situation and an esti--
mated drop in enrollment.
Meanwhile the state budget
bureau upped an original $13,-
700,000 recommendation to the
legislature to $14,700,000, with the
final figure reached yesterday by
the legislature only $355,000 short
of the Regents' final request.
Officials hinted if the present-
bill becomes law some faculty cut-
backs will have to be made next
semester, though they would not
be as drastic as the 23 per cent
cut once planned.
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THIS YEAR'S University bud-
get fight in the House was tame
compared to last year's when
economy-minded Republicans cut
$2,000,000 from the University's
original request of $13,870,000.
However, House leaders agreed
then to allow the University to
ask for more money if they went
over their allotment.
At present a $1,583,000 ap-
propriations bilLto make up the
deficit in this year's University
budget is before the Senate,
having been passed unanimously
by the House.
Next year's budget also includes
$1,800,000 to begin a $3,500,000
medical building at Wayne Uni-
The budget bill will probably
come before the Senate at the
end of this month.
U.S. Readies
2nd Division
WASHINGTON-()-The alert-
ing of the Second Armored Divi-
sion yesterday for service in Europe
increased prospects t h a t Gen,
Dwight D. Eisenhower will have
from 12 to 14 ready-to-fight divi-
sions by the end of this year.
Six of those divisions will be

TOKYO - () - Chinese Reds
massed troops yesterday in west
and central Korea under cover of
man-made smoke screens, one 35
miles long.
Allied front line commanders in
the west said they expected the
second round of the Communist
spring offensive to begin within
two weeks.
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SIMILAR SMOKE screens pre-
ceded the first round of the Red
drive, which opened April 22. It
was stalled 10 days later after the
Reds had suffered more than
75,000 casualties.
The longest wall of smoke
stretched for 35 miles from
Kumhwa to a point north of
Inje. The two towns are north
of the 38th parallel in central
Air observershowever, man-
aged to spot Red troop move-
ments southward in the area, par-
ticularly around Hwachon. It is
18 miles southeast of Kumhwa
and seven miles north of the 38th

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