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Latest Deadline in the State

FAIR, WARMER

VOL. LXI, No. 156
Red Troops
Go South In
Two Areas
New Offensive
Covered by Rain
TOKYO - (R) - Red troop:
poured southward in two areas o
Central Korea today under cove
of a driving rain, adding to their
buildup for a new offensive.
The Communists might be ex-
pected to unleash it in the un
favorable weather-ideal for con-
cealment and for their light trans-
portation system; unfavorable fo
Allied tanks and planes.
THE REINFORCEMENTS were
spotted in the Yanggu and Chun-
chon areas. Chunchon is eight
miles south of the 38th paralle
and 45 miles northeast of Seoul.
Yanggu is seven miles north
of the 38th parallel and more
than 70 miles northeast of Seoul.
It is at the eastern end of the
Hwachon reservoir.
There was light to moderate con-
4 tact, all along the front. But the
Reds were concentrating on the
two points in the mountainous
Central and East-Central areas:
* * *
IN RAINY WEATHER yester-
day, Allied troops killed or wound-
ed 1,580 Reds, U.S. Eighth Army
reported. U.S. Fifth Air Force pi-
lots claimed they killed or woundec
400 more.
AP Correspondent Nate Polow-
etzy, at Eighth Army headquar.
ters, said many Allied command-
ers have speculated that the
Reds would choose rainy weather
to renew their Spring offensive.
The earlier offensive, opened
April 22, bogged down in a little
over a week under the weight of
staggering losses. It was staged in
generally clear weather. Allied
planes and artillery made the most
4 of that.
DESPITE unfavorable weather
4 yesterday, Allied planes mounted
800 sorties. They hammered at Red
troops, supplies and airfields. War-.
ships offshore also kept up daily
bombardments of coastal supply
lines.
Allied artillery, which played a
major role in stopping the Reds'
April offensive, was turned on the
Communists massing in the Chun.
chon area. ,
Afield dispatch said the Reds
were trying to expand a bridge.
head, already more than three
miles wide, on the south bank of
the Choyang River near Chunchon.
Tax Increase
on Cigarettes,
Cars Voted
WASHINGTON - (P) - The
House Ways and Means Committee
tentatively voted a $614,500,000 in-
crease yesterday in taxes on cars,
trucks, cigarettes, television sets
and a long list of household appli-
ances.
t Contrary to earlier unofficial re-
ports, however, the federal tax on
gasoline was left unchanged at 1%/
cents a gallon.
TOTAL prospective additional
revenue from the 1951 tax bill now
stands at $6,325,000,000 with sev-
eral excise tax fields remaining to
be explored. President. Truman

asked for a $10,000,000,000 revenue
increase this year.
The committee voted to raise
the cigarette tax from 7 cents a
package. to 8 cents for an esti-
mated $177,000,000 additional in-
come. The Treasury had asked
for a three-cent hike. An unsuc-
cessful effort was made to ex-
empt economy-brand cigarettes
[ from the increase.
Cigar taxes were left unchanged.
The Treasury had recommended a
$25,000,000 increase.
IF THE COMMITTEE'S recom-
mendations become law, the tax on
passenger automobiles and motor-
cycles will rise from 7 per cent at
the manufacturer's level to 10 per
I cent, rather than 20 per cent as
Secretary of the Treasury Snyder
recommended. This is counted to
bring in an extra $196,000,000 a
year.
. Ann Arbor Youth's
Trial Will Begin.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, MAY 15, 1951

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New Language
!N e w. .'
Requisiteote
Students Will Now Need Two Years
If Faculty Proposal Passes Board
By LEONARD GREENBAUM
The literary college faculty yesterday voted its approval of a new
language requirement that would demand a four semester proficiency
in a foreign language from all lit school graduates.
Before the new requirement can go into effect it must be approved
by the Board of Regents.
IT WILL NOT affect students now attending the college.
Future literary college students could satisfy the proficiency
requirement either by passing a placement test or by completing

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four semesters of a language. Tb
language they wished.
The placement test would be
Arms Ban
Gets OIL of
UN Group
UNITED NATIONS, N. Y.-(/P)-
A global embargo on shipments to
Red China of arms and war ma-
terials, including material f o r
making atomic bombs, was ap-
proved yesterday by the United
Nations Sanctions Committee.
The vote was 11 to 0 with Egypt
abstaining.
The measure goes to the 60-
nation Political Committee of the
United Nations General Assembly
for action Thursday morning. It
is certain to meet a hot reception
from the Soviet bloc and perhaps
from the 12-nation Asian-Arab
group but its final passage by
the General Assembly appeared
assured.
** *

hey would be allowed to begin any
given to those who wanted to con-
G'tinue the language they studied
previous to college. The score
would determine where the stu-
dent would start. If he passed
the equivalent of the fourth se-
mester on the placement test he
would not have to continue for-
eign language study in college.
AT THE END of ahy semester a
student who had not previously
passed the placement test but felt
that his semester's work enabled
him to do so would be allowed to
take the test.
The change from the present
requirement had been recom-
mended by a special faculty sub-
committee that has been work-
ing on the problem for two
years.
Under the present requirement,
a student needs one year of for-
aeign language study in college un-
less he has four credit units in
foreign languages f r o m high
school.
Under the new requirement,
which is based on the quality of
teaching rather than the quantity,
the number of years studied in
high school would not be con-
sidered.
Committee
To Investigate
'Pate rnalismn

A id to India
Petit ions Hit
U' Campus
By MARY LETSIS
Today is kickoff day for the
campus-wideWheat-for-India pe-
tition.
Backed by numerous campus
groups, the petition is designed to
urge Congress to pass the cur-
rently pending Wheat to India bill.
WORKING WITH SL, the local
UNESCO chapter and the Ann Ar-
bor Council of Churches, the Stu-
dent Religious Association has sent
petition blanks, letters and bul-
letins concerning India to more
than 40 different colleges.
"We did this in an attempt to
place India's critical situation
before the eyes of many student
bodies instead of just centering
it here on campus. In this way,
we feel that whole communities
will be made more aware of In-
dia's plight," Don-David Luster-
man, '54SM, SRA committee
member, said.
The recent Wheat-for-India trek'
made to Washington by members
of the SRA prompted the drawing
up of the petition, Lusterman ex-
plained.
"IN PRESENTING the token gift1
of wheat and money to India's am-
bassador, Madame Pandit, we felt
that it shouldn't just stop there.t
If we could get a petition with
about 5,000 names on it from our7
campus-some action might re-l
sult."
The nation wide goal set by
the SRA, SL, and the local
UNESCO chapter for the peti-1
tion is 75,000 names from the
combined student bodies, Luster-

AIM OFFICERS-President Dave Ponitz, '52, sits surrounded by the newly-elected Al
(left to right) Bob Perry, '52E, senior advisor, Bert Braun, '54, recording secretary, Be
52, vice-president, Gene Mossner, '52, corresponding secretary, and Gordon Greenberg, 52
*R e* * * * n *
Ponit Re-elected President of AIM

IM cabinet:
ob Leopold,
, treasurer.

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THE COUNTRIES voting for
the embargo, which was urged by
the United States, were: U. S.,
Britain, France, Australia, Cana-
da, Belgium, Brazil, the Philip-
pines, Turkey, Mexico and Vene-
zuela. Two other members of the
committee, Burma and Yugosla-
via, refused to serve when the 14-
nation group was established by
General Assembly last Feb. 1.
Even though the committee,
technically called the Additional
Measures Committee, approved
recommendations for an arms
embargo, American delegates
Ernest A. Gross said the U. S.
and others expected the UN
Good Offices Committee to con-
tinue attempts to negotiate
peace in Korea.
Peiping so far has ignored the
committee and an informed source
said today there is no sign yet
that Communist China is ready
to talk.
Sphinx Grab
SlavesTonight
Once again the Pharaoh has
commanded his legions to cross
the great desert and invade the
land of the barbarians to pick
slaves for the Pharaoh's court.
Once again the East has learned
to fear the Pharaoh's might.
Once again the ignorant stand
in awe to await the Paraoh's
wisdom upon the return of his
mighty legions.
All the world will speak when
the legions return, but the Phar-
aoh and his court will keep silence
before the Sphinx-for in silence
there is wisdom.

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The encroachments on academic man went on.
freedom by the University will be The final accumulation of names
the first thing investigated by will be sent to Speaker of the
the newly appointed paternalism House Sam Rayburn.
sub-committee, it was decided at Wheat-for-India petitions and
their organizational meeting yes- Ann Arbor UNESCO bulletins de-
terday. scribing the food situation iri In-
This investigation will include dia can be picked up from 9 a.m.
such things as speaking privileges, to 10 p.m. today at the Lane Hall
scholarship regulations, library re- Wheat-for-Indian office, Luster-
strictions and the methods of hir- man said.
ing instructors.
Chairman Pete Hall, '52, ex-
plained to the 10 members attend-' e gra i
ing that the purpose of the com-
mittee was not to bring about im- - Na
mediate action, but merely to in- 1
vestigate the. existing situation.
Hall also warned members, "not Daniel Waldron, '51, was named
to prejudice anything or let the Dne ado,'1 a ae
committee degenerate into a gripe Managing Editor of Generation
session." Magazine last night by the Board
The committee plans to discover in Control of Student Publications.
where the University regulations Waldron, 25 years old, is an Eng-
can be found, before their next~ Wao,2 er li nEg
meeting and hope to have a list lish major and comes from Grand
of all University regulations which Rapids. He is active in radio and
might be considered paternalistic play production and is vice-presi-
compiled before vacation. dent of the Inter-Arts Union.
They plan to investigate regu- Th bu
lations of other educational insti- Thne buissm agrs
tutions during the summer and Robert Rose, '53 from Dayton,
compare them to those found at Ohio. Rose, an economics major,
the University, is 19 years old. He is affiliated with
The paternalism committee will Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, and is a
meet again at 4:00 p.m. Monday member of Inter-Fraternity Coun-
in the Student Legislature Bldg. cl.
at 122 S. Forest. Speaking and John Goodyear, '52A, was named
voting privileges will be extended Art Director. He comes from
to auy student interested in at- Grosse Ile, and is a drawing and
tending. painting major.

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David Ponitz, '52, was re-elected
president of the Association of In-
dependent Men last night by ac-
clamation.
Representatives of the men's
residence halls also elected Bob
Leopold, '52, vice-president; Gor-
don Greenberg, '52, treasurer; Bert
Braun, '54, recording secretary;
and Gene Mossner, '52 corres-
ponding secretary.
Bob Perry, '52E, was named
senior advisor.
PONITZ, IN accepting the pres-
idency for another semester, called
for closer cooperation with the
Interfraternity Council and As-
sembly.
He also outlined AIM's new
policy of accepting members
from Ann Arbor's many inde-.
pendent rooming houses. Previ-
ously only men living in Univer-
sity residence halls were eligible
to join the Association.
"AIM will continue to sponsor
the Little. Club' next semester,"
Pointz promised. "We also intend
to aid the new South Quad dorms
Draft Exam
.date Extended
The deadline for receipt of ap-
plications for taking draft defer-
ment tests has ben extended until
May 25, according to Richard A.
Correll, director of the Armed Ser-
vice Information Center here.
Today had been the deadline
previously stated. However, no
nore applications will be accepted
for the May 26 tests. Instead stu-
lents must file applications for
either June 16 or 30 testings. If
religious beliefs prevent their tak-
ing the test on a Saturday, they
nay apply for the June 12 exami-
nation.

in setting
ments."

BEFORE THE elections the rep-
resentatives heard a report on
AIM's proposed d o r m survey.
Question blanks, asking about food
and living conditions in University
residences, will be distributed'
Thursday to all dormitory resi-
dents, the report said.

Daily, 'Ensian Junior Staff
Positions Announced by Board
4-

up their house govern-

The new president lives in An-
derson House. Vice-president Leo-
pold, who was ,re-elected unani-
mously, is president of Allen-
Rumsey House, and vice-president
of the literary college senior class.
Greenberg represents Williaes
House, W. Q.; Braun, Michigan
House, W. Q.; and Mossner, Victor
Vaughn House.

ISays Plans
Might Start
WorldWar
Claims European
Arms In Danger
WASHINGTON-(A)-ecreitary
of Defense Marshall testified yes-
terday that he believes the' na-
tion's top military men stand solid-
ly against Gen. Douglas Mac-
Arthur's war plans for Korea.
Marshall said adoption of the
MacArthur policies might cripple
the buildup of Europe's defenses.
THE DEFENSE CHIEF insisted
the MacArthur proposal to bomb
and blockade Red China and use
Chinese Nationalist troops might
draw Russia into the conflict and
touch off a third world war.
And he named Gen. Dwight D.
Eisenhower, commanding the
North Atlantic Pact forces in
Europe, and Lt. Gen. Matthew B.
Ridgway, who succeeded Ma-
Arthur, among those he believes
support the Truman administra-
tion's present limited-War pro-
gram.
Marshall gave these views to the
Senate Armed Services and For-
eign Relations Committees as he
ended his seventh day of testi-
mony in the inquiry Into the firing '
of General MacArthur.
THE NET WITNESS at 9 a.m.,
today, will be Gen. Omar N. Brad-
ley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff. Like Marshall and Mac.-
Arthur, he also wears five stars.
MacArthur told the committees
10 days ago that "every officer I
have talked to" shared his views on
the Korean war, He said Ridgway's
official reports would show agree-
ment also.
BUT MARSHALL took issue
with him on this score during the.r
day in which Chairman Russell
(D-Ga.) of the Armed Services
group said secrets "of possible
value to Russia" already have.
leaked from the hearing
Russell pleded with his col-
leagues not to disclose highly
secret testimony which censors
have deleted from the public
transcript.
He said: "If any action of ours
adds even remotely to the dangers
that face our fighting men, if
carelessness or indiscretion in-
creases the perils that face our na-
tion, neither our God nor our fel-
low citizens will ever forgive us,
nor would we deserve such forgive-
ness,"
RUSSELL SAID at least two
newspaper stories have been based
on evidence which was not in the
released transcript and he called
this "a dangerous course." He did
not identify the stories.
Two Republican Senators,Hick-
enlooper of Iowa and Ives of New
York, complained that the ad-
ministration has been leaking in-
formation to some newspapers for
a long time-but they supported
Russell in his plea.
LSA Group
Will Disculs.
Evaluations
Last year's student-faculty eval-
uations will be the topic for dis-
cussion at the open session of the
Literary College Conference at 7 :.30°

p.m. today in Rm. A-B of the
League.
For the first time since the re-
sults have been tabulated, Dean
Hayward Keniston will give an ex-
tensive report on the evaluations.
He will discuss the reasons for
the evaluations, their use and how
they have and will affect both stu-
dents and faculty.
The meeting will then be turned

Appointments to junior editorial
and business staffs of The Daily
and the Michiganensian were an-
nounced last night by the Board
in Control of Student Publica-
tions.
The following have been ap-
pointed night editors on The
Daily editorial staff: Harland
Britz, '53, Toledo; Harry Reed, '52,
Grosse Isle; Zander Hollander, '53,
New York; Donna Hendleman,
'53, Chicago; Cal Samra, '53, Flint
and Crawford Young, '53, Wash-
ington, D. C.
THE SIX assistant night editors
are Cara Cherniak, '53, Windsor,
Ont.; Alan Luckoff, '53, Detroit;
Ann Hagan, '53, Grosse Pointe;
Sid Klaus, '53, Detroit; Mary Let-
sis, '52, Ann Arbor and Sally
Gouldthorpe, '53, Erie, Pa.
Junior appointments to The
Crash in Atlantic
Claims Eleven
NORFOLK, Va. - W) - A coal
collier rammed a Navy seaplane
tender loaded with high-octane
gasoline off Cape Henry yesterday,
and the Navy said that 11 men
were killed-all aboard the tender.

Daily business staff include Cir-
culation Manager, Stu Ward,
'53, Grosse Pointe; Circulation
Assistant Ina Plesofsky, '53,
Memphis, Tenn.; Local Adver-
tising Manager, Dave Calahan,
'53, Grand Rapids; Local Adver-
tising Assistant, Ronnie Raid-
er, '53, Detroit and Local Ad-
vertising Assistant, Mary Lu-
bienski, '53, Dearborn.
T h e appointments continue
with Classified Manager Herb
Klaff, '53BAd, Chicago; Classified
Assistant, Doris Schweikert, '53,
Manistique; Display Accounts
Manager Harvey Gordon, '52BAd,
Detroit; Display Accounts Mana-
ger, John Elert, '53BAd; Classified
Accounts Manager Betty Bridges,
'52, Des Moines and Classified Ac-
counts Assistant Renee Levy, '53,
Detroit.
, * *
ALSO APPOINTED were Layout
Manager Phyllis Gringer, '52, New
York, Layout Assistant, Pat Walk-
er, '52, Ann Arbor; Promotions
Manager Milt Goetz, '53, Pelham,
N. Y.; Promotions Assistant, Ben-
nie Friedman, '53, Bronx, N. Y.;
Promotions Assistant, Howard T.
K. Rogers, '53, Pontiac; National
Advertising Manager, Eva Stern,
'52, Ferndale; and Staff Secretary
Barbara Lawton, '52, Syracuse,
N. Y.
'Ensian editorial positions in-
clude Martha Conney, '52, Ams-
terdam, N. Y.; feature editor,
Joe Epstein, '52, New Orleans,
La., in charge of sports and Bob
Schrayer, '54, Chicago, as his
assistant.
In charge of the schools and
colleges section is Beulah Mark-
hus, '52, Toledo. Loraine Norquist,
'52, Jamestown, N. Y., will take
care of senior pictures, and Pat
Texter, '53, Detroit will be house
groups editor.
* * * ,
BOB NORTHCOTT, '53, Detroit,
is organizations editor, and Janet
Oberg, '53, Escanaba, assistant or-
ganizations editor. Peter Spencer,
'53, Grosse Poirit, will be in charge

ARCHER, BEST STAR IN SHAW PLAY:

Drama Season Opens with Comedy Tonight

"Captain Brassbound's Conver-
sion," a George Bernard Shawl
comedy-melodrama will open for
a seven-performance run at 8:30
p.m. today in Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre.
The first offering of the annual
Ann Arbor Drama Season, the
play stars Edna Best and John
Archer, both of whom have just
played in the New York version.

* * *

lady has managed to reform a
group of pirates, uncover some un-
derhanded doings and wield a pro-
posal from the heretofore unap-
proachable Brassbound.
* * *
ALSO PLAYING in the produc-
tion are Philip Tonge, Noel Leslie,
Royal Beal, Norman Shelly and
Jon Dawson. Both Dawson and
Tonge have been resident mem-

cille Watson, a veteran actress of
more than fifty plays.
* K *
T. S. ELLIOT'S "Cocktail Party"
will be presented May 29 through
June 2. Hailed as one of the most
provocative plays of modern times,
it is a drama which probes into
the life of a small group of urban-
ite moderns.
A fantasy. "Mary Rose." by

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