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VOL. LWI, No. 160



Draft Age
Set at 18
In Committee
Group To Extend
-'Law Until 1955
House conference committee yes-
terday agreed to lower the draft
age to 181/2 years and extend the
draft law until July 1, 1955.
The present minimum draft age
* * *
YESTERDAY'S agreement par-
tially resolved a month-long dead-
lock over conflicting Senate and
House versions of legislation for a
new draft law and for setting up
a Universal Military Training pro-
gram some time in the future.
Several key points still re-
mained in dispute however, and
the Joint committee will meet
again to iron out the remaining
differences. The present draft
act expires July 9.
President Truman and Secretary
of Defense Marshall have urged
prompt action on the legislation.
* * *
ORIGINALLY, the Senate voted
to lower the draft age to 18 and
also approved UMT. The House set
181/ for both active duty and
Under the compromise, 18-
year-olds could be inducted for
training under UMT, if and
when such a training system is
set up.
Chairman Russell (D-Ga.) of the
Senate Armed Services Committee
and Chairman Vinson (D-Ga.) of
the House group said that despite
the lower draft age they expect few
if any youths under 19 will be
called in the next two or three
THEY EXPLAINED that before
any local draft board can take a
man under 19, it must first ex-
haust all available men in the
present 19-to-26 age pool.
The compromise requires all
young men to register when they
reach 18 and requires local
draft boards to classify them be-
fore they reached 18Y2.
Classification includes physical
and mental tests. It usually takes
about three months.
TWO POINTS remained in dis-
pute when the conferees ended a
three-hour closed-door session.
These centered on general UMT
provisions and on a House provi-
sion that would limit to 12 months
the service of any reserve called
to duty who qualifies as a veteran







--Daily-Malcolm Shatz
PASSING THE CANE: Norman V. Steere, '51E, presents the
Cooley Cane, traditional symbol of stump speaking mastery
among engineers, to Keith L. Conway, '51E, who is receiving
the congratulations of Dean-elect George G. Brown for his
selection as leading orator of the Sigma Rho Tau society. The
cane, a gift from Dean Emeritus Mortimer E. Cooley to the
engineers' speaking society, goes each year to the member of
Sigma Rho Tau who is considered the best speaker.
Brown vocates
Return to Debate


"Modern man must return to the
debate as a means of resolving
problems," Prof. George G. Brown
said at the 22nd annual Tung Oil
Banquet last night.
Prof. Brown, Dean-elect of the
College of Engineering, addressed
the traditional gathering of Sigma
Rho Tau, the engineers' Stump
Speaker Society.
PROF. BROWN criticised the
recent practice of solving ques-
Of His ROle
In Robbery
Paul Kluth, Grad., yesterday
told Circuit Court jurors that he
stood watch outside a local
drug store on the night of Feb.
20 while Felix Mielzynski, '51, was
inside stuffing stolen goods into
a satchel.
But, in the opening minutes of
the trial. John Rae told the court
that he would produce witnesses
who would testify that Mielzyn-
ski was somewhere else at the
time that the crime was com-
Kluth's testimony clashed sharp-'
ly with the statement Mielzynski
made to the police when he was
arrested. Detective Sgt. Claude
Damron testified that the defen-
dent has consistently denied any
part in the robbery.
Mielzynski's story, according to
Damron, was that Kluth had been
trying for some time to persuade
him to break into the store and1
steal an aphrodisiacal drug.
Damron startled the court when
he disclosed that Mielzynski had
a tracing of the grand master keyl
to the Chemistry Bldg. in his wal-
let, at the time of his arrest. I
This key opens every door in
the building including the store-I
rooms, and only a few authorized
persons are permitted to use it.

tions just on the opinion of any
so called "expert" in a field. He
said that the debate, where each
side of the question is presented
democratically, was the way to
reach a decision which satisfied all
At the Tung Oil Banquet the
Dean Mortimer;Cooley Cane was
presented to Keith L. Conway,
'51E, by last year's winer, Nor-
man V. Steere, '51E. Conway was
chosen for his all-around ora-
torical ability and leadership in
the Sigma Rho Tau socety.
The Gavel Citation was awarded
to Richard S. DiNolfo, runner-up
in the contest for local chapter
* * *
AWARDS for the Sigma Rho
Rho Tau Intercollegiate were given
to Conway for first place in the
"Hall of Fame" oratorical division
and to Warren E. Norquist for a
first in the impromptu class.
Local first places were won
by Conway, Hall of Fame class;
Irving Kalson, ranconteur divi-
sion; James Rogers, project ora-
tory; Donald D. Walker, im-
promptu class; James B. Hang-
stefer, after dinner speaking;
Thomas E. White, stump speak-
ing; and Richard S. DiNolfo,
Newly elected officers of the
local Sigma Rho Tau chapter are
DiNolfo, president, Ronald A. Di-
Cicco, vice-president; Thomas E.
White, treasurer; James B. Hang-
stefer, recording secretary, and
James B. Rogers, corresponding
Lobbyist Fined
ward A. Rumely, 69 years old, yes-
terday' was given a 6-month sus-
pended jail sentence and fined
$1,000 for contempt of Congress.
The case grew out of Dr. Rume-
ly's refusal last summer to tell the
House Lobby Investigating Com-
mittee the names of quantity buy-
ers of books from his organization.
He contended the committee had
no right to inquire into publishing

UN Blocks
Arms Sale
To Chinese
Passes Embargo
Over Red Protest
NEW YORK-()-The United
Nations General Assembly ap-
proved finally yesterday a history-
making global embargo against
shipment of arms, ammunition
and war materials to Red China.
Despite cries of the Russian
bloc that the embargo resolution
was shameful, the Assembly voted
47 to 0 to ask all countries in the
world not to ship sinews of war
to Red China and the Communist
North Korean aggressors.
THE RUSSIANS did not say so
in words but it was obvious from
their attacks on the resolution and
the United States that they will
ignore it. They refused to par-
ticipate in the vote.
Eight countries abstained.
They were Afghanistan, Burma,
Egypt, India, Indonesia, Pakis-
tan, Sweden, Syria.
Embargo action developed also
in Washington. U. S. Senate and
House conferees voted to strength-
en legislation banning American
economic aid to nations which,
ship war goods to China, Russia or
other members of the Moscow bloc.
* * *
UNDER THE new, tougher pro-
visions, other nations would have
to certify that they have not sent
arms or other war materials to the
Communist areas before t h e y
could receive further aid.
This "will put teeth into the
embargo the United Nations now
is trying to work out," explained
Senate Republican leader Wherry.
Before the vote in the UN Gen-
eral Assembly, Sir Benegal N. Rau
of India appealed briefly for the
UN to declare that its victory
would be achieved by clearing
South Korea and halting at the
38th parallel.
World News
By The Associated Press
Tornadic winds ripped into the'
midwestern plains last night, add-
ing their death-dealing fury to
the damaging sweep of widespread
floods which have alrealy claimed
100 lives in Northern Texas.
* * * ,
NEW YORK-The United Na-
tions Security Council voted 10 to
0 last night with Russia abstain-
ing to order Israel to halt its Lake
Huleh swamp drainage project as
a first step to peace between Israel
and Syria.
* * *
stroyed a Delaware riverfront
pier today, wrecked a British
freighter docked beside it, and
caused damage that may reach
* * *
BRYN MAWR, Pa.-A fast-
moving Pennsylvania Railroad fly-
er ripped into the rear of a stalled
express in this quiet residential
Philadelphia suburb yesterday,
killing eight persons and injuring
some 60 others.
* *
DETROIT-The city went to
court yesterday to back its pre-
announced plans to start its
strikebound buses and streetcars
rolling again without union help.

DETROIT-Western Union ser-
vice was restored to normal in the
Detroit area at noon yesterday af-
ter 800 employes ended their 20-
hour "sympathy" strike.
New President
May Be Named

No Parking
DELAWARE, O.-(R)-There
is a reason why Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Geckle of nearby Ash-
ley don't get to town much any
"There's no place to tie old
Dolly," Geckle said.
There used to be a few hitch
racks where they could tie up
their horse and buggy, "and
we would leave Dolly and walk'
a block or two," he continued.
"Now," he explained, "when
we do go to Ashley, I hold Dolly
in an talley while my wife
DeVine Hits
'U' Hospital
In Cox Case
Charging that "police have been
seriously handicapped in their ef-
forts on the Cox case," Assistant
Prosecutor Edmond DeVine yester-
day sharply criticized University
Hospital, authorities for their "de-
linquency" in reporting the beat-
ing of George Cox, '54.'
DeVine declared that physicians
treating patients with wounds in-
flicted by violence are required by
state law to report the case to the
police. 1%
Although the beaten and burned
student was brought to the hospi-
tal on May 4, Ann Arbor police
were not notified by University of-
ficials until five days later.
According to a statement given
earlier by Dr. Kerlikowske, direc-
tor of the hospital, such reports
were usually made by the head of
the Health Service, Dr. William
But DeVine asserted that the
Hospital and not the Health Ser-
vice was legally responsible for no-
tifying the authorities.
Previously, Dr. Brace explained
that the report was delayed be-
cause Cox was "confused" and the
Health Service wanted to find out
what had happened before "re-
leasingua report that would have
made us look foolish."
DeVine, however, warned that
passing judgment on the causes of
such injuries was a function re-
served for the police.

NEW RED PUSH - Chinese forces attacking in overwhelming
numbers have forced a breakthrough in Allied lines north of
Seoul. The action has caused a withdrawal of UN troops all
along the front.
Derby Race, Arb Party
To- Spark Big Weekend

With the !weatherman predict-
ing cloudy and warmer weather,
Tennis Ball Weekend festivities
will be climaxed today with the
Wolverun Soapbox Derby at 2
p.m. and the all-campus arb party
slated for 7:30 p.m.
With pre-race time trials set
for 1:30 p.m., the derby racers
* * *

othe as wr.Te Senate
sion calls for 24 months.
Plans Made
Last August
To Fire Mac


-Daily-Bill Hampton


President Emphasizes Need
For Unification in World Crisis

will travel down the hill along
Washington St., starting at the
corner of Fletcher, behind the
Health Service.
* * *
THE FIELD of 20 entries will
be divided into "A" and "B" class-
es on the basis of wheel size. Each
class will run off a series of elim-
ination heats with three cars run-
ning in each, and the final round
deciding the winner in each class.
In pre-race activities, the
Chicago House marching band
willslead a parade of race offi-
cials and Judges from the Union
to the site of the derby.
The board of judges is com-
posed of Prof. Axel Marin and
Prof. Walter Lay, of the engi-
neering college, Cecil Creal, pres-
ident of the Ann Arbor city coun-
cil and Leonard Wilcox, SL pres-
PRIZES of trophies and mer-
chandise will be awarded to the
winner and runnerup in each
class; to the car selected by the
judges as the finest in workman-
ship, attractiveness and original-
ity' of design and to the women's
group sponsoring the two winning
The following is a list of or-
ganizations who have entered
cars in the derby, with the last
name in each group that of the
sponsoring women's group as
determined by a drawing last
Theta Chi (two entries), New-
berry Hall; Delta Upsilon, Martha
Cook Hall; Theta Xi, Alpha Epsi-
lon Pi, Gamma Phi Beta; Alpha
Tau Omega, Triangle, Alphp Chi
Omega; Zeta Beta Tau, Sigma Phi
Epsilon, Alpha Gamma Delta;
Delta Tau Delta, Williams House,
Delta Delta Delta; Delta Sigma
Phi (two entries), Mosher Hall;
Acacia, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Col-
legiate Sorosis; Sigma Pi, Hen-
derson House; Sigma Alpha Mu,
Alpha Xi Delta; Phi Gamma Del-
ta, Fletcher Hall. Barbour Hall.
The arb party will begin at
7:30 p.m. in Hawthorne Valley of
the arb, with the showing of
"Start Cheering" starring Jimmy

Twin Chinese
Attack May
Enemy Losses
Litter Battlefield
TOKYO -(P)- Chinese Reds
yesterday swarmed over thousands
of their dead in a two-pronged
drive which was reported forcing
an Allied withdrawal all along the
flaming, 125-ile front.
The twin drive was slowly out-
flanking Seoul, whose bristling de-
fenses shattered the western wing
of the first Chinese spring offen-
sive in April.
THE VETERAN United States
Second Division alone estimated
it killed 10,000 Reds yesterday
while fighting free of a trap
posed by the eastern Red prong
near Hangye, 55 miles northeast
of Seoul.
The second prong began de-
veloping yesterday 25 miles
northeast of Seoul between
Chongpyong and Kapyong. There
the Reds started crossing the
Pukhan River Dam under at-
tack by American planes and
The more powerful Red push, for
the moment, was around Hangye.
Red forces rolling down the Inje-
Hangye Road southwest toward
Hongchon blasted a big hole
through South Koreans and bared,
the right flank of the United
States Second Division.
* * *
A DISPATCH from United
States Eighth Army Headquarters
said the Reds still were on the
rampage through the break-
Red dead littered the valleys
and were draped grotesquely on
barbed wire as the four-day-old
Red offensive spread from the
east coast for 80 miles to the
Pukhan Dam sector.
There trapped units of the
American Division crashed boldly
southward through a heavy line of
Reds who had cut the Inje-Hong-
chong Road, east and northeast of
One of the three American units
that escaped was "walked out" by
Allied artillery. The gunners threw
a complete circle of fire around
the unit and moved the range
back as the troops marched safely
inside the explosive curtain.
Wage Boost
Approved for
Meat Packers
Wage Stabilization Board yester-
day approved nine cents of a pro-
posed 11-cent hourly wage boost
for 220,000 meat packing workers.
The issue of the extra two cents
was referred to a special commit-
tee on inequities.
* * *
ing a new rift in the Government's
wage "freeze" ceiling, came by an
8 to 4 vote. The four industry
members voted against they in-
When the Board's decision was
announced, President Ralph
Helstein of the CIO Chicago
meat packers expressed disap-
"We made a deal and it should
have been approved," Helstein
said. "The Board should have ap-
proved the entire case and not

parts of it. It also should have ap-
proved the 22 cents average
brackets adjustment."
Both the CIO and AFL had
threatened to strike tomorrow
night if the Board turned !down
their demands.
However, the nine-cent increase,
with the extra two cents still un-


- The

White House reported yesterday
that President Truman had been
thinking about firing Gen. Doug-
las MacArthur only since last
August-not for the past year as
he said yesterday, but the White
House statement failed to check
a new Republican outburst of cri-
ticism over the ouster.
GOP lawmakers who are study-
ing the MacArthur dismissal said
both publicly and privately the
President's statement has opened
up a new field of inquiry.
THEY SAID Secretary of De-
fense Marshall and Gen. Omar
Bradley, chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, had testified that
only recent moves led to MacAr-
thur's dismissal -- but that the
President said he had been con-
sidering it for months.
- "I want to know more about
this," said Sen. Smith (R-N.J.)
in voicing the views of other
A Democratic member of the
Senate Armed Services and For-
eign Relations Committees-which
are conducting the inquiry-told
a newsman the Presidential state-
'ment undoubtedly will prolong the
Asia policy hearings.

WASHINGTON - (A") - Presi-
dent Truman declared last night
the United States faces its greatest
crisis and called for a halt to
"bickering" and the "playing of
petty politics."
The President, speaking infor-
mally at an Armed Forces Day
dinner, appealed for a united na-
HE ASSERTED the United
States and its Allies are fighting
for time. Adding that emphasis
had been placed by some on the
casualties in Korea, he said of
course there are casualties, but
added if the crisis is not met the
casualties in Korea will be "one
small drop in the bucket."
He then mentioned "one of
these horrible bombs" b u t,
without finishing the sentence,
resumed by asking people to

think what responsibility the
President is facing in the pres-
ent crisis.
He asked his audience to think
clearly on this and to get behind
the President in meeting the
The President spoke after Sec-
retary of Defense Marshall as-
serted that our fighting men in
Korea and their gallant allies
"have dissipated the defeatism of
a year ago" and have given new
life to the UN, the North Atlantic
Treaty organization and the en-
tire free world.
Both the President's and Gen-
eral Marshall's talks were broad-
cast by the Voice of America di-
rect to the Armed Forces in Korea
and Japan.
Neither he nor Marshall men-
tioned the controversy over Gen.
MacArthur's dismissal.
** *

Mimes Receives $100
Gift from Alumni Group
V g

Tradition bowed to finance at
last night's annual Mimes ban-
The musical comedy honor so-
ciety, just rounding out its first
year of existence since the depres-
sion, got a much-needed $100 ink-
ed into its ledger-a gift from;
the Detroit Alumni Club.
THE UNION Opera from which
the honor society draws its mem-

writer must turn in a full script
- dialogue, settings, scenery,
songs, spots, and all the rest."
The deadline for scripts will be
October 15.
THEN, AFTER inducting 20 new
members from the latest Opera,
"Go West, Madam," the Mimes
got down to the serious business
of singing snatches from past and
present operas and reminiscing

Armed Forces Week To End Today

Armed Forces Week will come to
an end today in Ann Arbor with a
parade, ceremonies at Ferry Field,
a series of open houses and flights
of airplanes streaking through the

ilian Air Patrol squadron, an Air
Force auxiliary, will fly over the
parade route from 9:30 to 10:30.
The parade will proceed from
the Armory' down Ann, Main,

Defense Department, Adm. McCrea
was formerly commander of the
battleship USS Iowa. He also
served as Naval Aide to the late
President Roosevelt and attended
the conferences at Casablanca,

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