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VOL. LXI, No. 161 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, MAY 20, 1951
No Action Taken
On Adams' Post
The Board of Regents ended it
meeting yesterday without namin
a successor to President Alexande
Gx. Ruthven, who is schedluled t
begin his retirement furlough July
The Board had met amidst cam
pus-wide speculation that it would
announce the new president of th
- University at yesterday's meet
S* * a
BUT ONE University spokesman
was confident that the Boar
would make a final choice before
the expiration of President Ruth
"The Board," he said, "is
known to have considered many
men of excellent qualifications,
and the list has been sufficient-
l7 reduced in size to permit the
Board to make a final choice be-
fore the end of the president's
Undoubtedly, he continued, the
Board regards the selection of a
president as the most serious and
far-reaching of its constitutiona
duties. "This explains the thor.
oughness of the Board's delibera-
tlens," he added.
NO ACTION WAS taken on the
requert of Provost James B. Ad-
ams that his resignation be accept.
el at the conclusion of Presideni
Adams sent his resignation to
the Board more than a year ago
-May 8, 1950.
One University official said the
fact that the Board had not ac-
cepted ,Provost Adams' reques
might be regarded as "a strong im-
plication that the Regents do no
wish to accept Adams' resigna-
* * "
The Regents approved the estab-
lishment of undergraduate schol-
arships. from funds provided by
the Board in Control of Intercol-
The Board has provided $15,.
000 a year for the undergrad-
uate scholarships, which will be
known as the Elmer Gedeon
Memorial Scholarships, named
for one of the former students
killed in World War II
The scholarships are to be
awarded by the regular University
committee without any control by
the athletic board.
* * *
AT THE SAME time, the Board
approved four appointments.
Prof. Arthur Edward Murphy
was named as a visiting profes-
sor of philosophy for the spring
semester of the 1951-52 Univer-
(See REGENTS, Page 3)
Of a Nation'
The controversial motion pic-
ture, "Birth of a Nation," will be
shown at 8 p.m. Friday in a hall
at 215 S. Ashley by the newly-
formed Neptune Film Society, Al-
lan Silver, '51, a member of the
group announced yesterday.
Silver said the single perform-
ance would be open to the public.
rHe added that since the hall only
has a capacity of 200, admission
will be on a "first come-first
TALKS BY Prof. Guy E. Swan-
son, of the sociology department,
and William J. Hampton, teaching
1 fellow in English and president
of the Gothic Film Society, will
accompany the showing.
A heated campus controversy
waged about "Birth of a Nation"
last spring, when a showing by
the speech department was can-
celled at the request of several
local groups, that charged the
movie was anti-Negro.
An informal committee then
formed to show the film, but it
disbanded when the Student Leg-
islature voted to show the film.
THE SL PLAN, however, fell
through when one of. the film's
distributors, the Museum of Mod-
ern Art, New York, stopped ship-
ment because it mistakenly be-
lieved SL would charge admission.
Three weeks ago the Triton
THEY'RE OFF-Pete Carmona, '52E, drives Delta Sigma Phi's
racer to victory in the first class 'A' heat in the Wolverun Soap-
box derby. Delta Sig beat out Williams House and Theta Chi
in this heat, and went on to place third in the Class 'A' finals.
The race was part of the all campus Tennis Ball Weekend.
* * * *
Sigm--*a Pi Racer Places
First olvern erb
By AL LUCKOFF
Sigma Pi fraternity's racer, driven by Fred Anderson, '54, swept
across the finish line in 25.2 seconds to capture the class 'A' first
prize trophy in the Wolverun Soapbox yesterday.
Close behind were entries from Fletcher Hall and Delta Sigma
Phi. Victor in the Class 'B' competition was Phi Gamma Delta
with Tom Anton '52, at the wheel finishing just ahead of Tau Kappa
"Epsilon and Delta Upsilon. The
ted States flatly rejected yesterday
a Russian plan for a Japanese
Peace Treaty which, among other
things, would strip Japan of all
American defense forces.
The Russians had proposed that
the United States and its Allies
scrap their own largely-completed
program for a Japanese peace set-
tlement and start anew, with Red
China cut in on the treaty-making.
AN AMERICAN translation of
the Russian proposal, which be-
came available here yesterday,
showed what the Soviets want in
the way of a treaty.
For one thing, it would callI
for the departure of all foreign
troops from Japan one year aft-
er the treaty was signed. This
would mean stripping Japan of
For another, the Soviets would
sharply limit Japanese armed for-
ces, whereas the treaty draft pro-
posed by the United States would
permit Japan to rearm in accord-
ance with its own estimate of its
THE RUSSIAN note was deliv-
ered to American Ambassador Alan
Kirk in Moscow on May 7. It sug-
gested the calling of a Big Four
Foreign Ministers Conference in
June or July to undertake "prepar-
atory work" on the peace treaty.
The four foreign ministers to
be represented would be those of
the United States, China, Brit-
ain, and Russia. China, in Rus-
sian usage, means Communist
The day after Moscow's disclos-
ure that it had sent a note pro-
posing a Pacific Big Four con-
ference on the treaty, State De-
partment press Officer Michael
McDermott denounced the move.
By The Associated Press
LOUISVILLE - In an Armed
Forces Day speech here, Admiral
Forrest P. Sherman said yester-
day the United States may have to
fight a whole series of "relatively
small wars" if it intends to main-
tain its defense of the free world.
* * *
LONDON-The United States
and Britain have decided to re-
consider their plans for setting
classes were based on wheel sizes.
* * *
SEVERAL hundred people were
on hand to witness the blue and
yellow Sigma Pi entry flash across
the line. The car, remodeled, for
the derby, placed in the 1941 na-
tional soapbox derby at Akron, O.
Miscalculations forced two
heats to be run over, one in each
class, by protests from contest-
ants. In the first heat run, be.
tween three class 'B' cars, Tau
Kappa Epsilon, Phi Gamma
Delta and Acacia,
Although the drivers, pushing
the wheels with their hands,
eventually manipulated the cars
to the line, the heat was run over
with the finish line moved to the
bottom of the hill. This time'
TKE took the heat in 41.6 seconds.,
In a special exhibition race of
"Jet-propelled" racers, Phi Gam-
ma Delta defeated Zeta Beta Tau.
* * *
THE TROPHY for the best con-,
structed car was awarded by the
Judges to Fletcher Hall, with
Theta Chi taking the runner-up
The award forthe best-dress-
ed driver went. to Williams
House, whose driver Fritz Daw-
son, '54, wore a slightly wrinkled
tuxedo and top hat.
The "booby prize" was given to
Acacia, whose racer, a made over
toboggan, never quite made it to
the finish line.
Betsy Barbour Hall took top
honors in the sponsors' division
for sponsoring the winning car inl
class 'B' and the best car entry.
Henderson House won the bou-
quet for sponsoring the class 'A't
Plan HitsSnags t
tempt to dig up a new source of1
income-eyed with envy by otherS
money-hungry Michigan cities-k
bumped into another snag yester-
A court order restraining thec
city fathers from the move wasp
issued. The city council had
hatched a plan to put a one per-t
cent municipal tax on individualY
incomes and business profits. t
The first snag had occurrede
when Gov. Williams vetoed aI
scheduled election of the locals
voters as a referendum.V
H alf Million
WASHINGTON - () - Only
about 500,000 students will escape
military service- under the new
scholastic deferment program, Se-
lective Service officials said yes-
This compares with a total of
about 700,000 students whose in-
ductions have been postponed un-
der present rules.
A SPOKESMAN for Draft Di-
rector Louis B. Hershey explained
the reduction in the number of
deferments this way:
At present students are auto-
matically deferred until they
finish a school year. Under the
new system, to obtain a defer-
ment a college boy must stand
relatively high in his class, or
obtain a mark of 70 in an ap-
titude test which will be given.
starting May 26.-
The spokesman said that this
mark is equivalent to a mark of
120 in the army general classifi-
cation test, and that of all the
millions who took the test in
World War II only 30 percent
scored 120 or better.
*, * *
M O S T PERSONS, especially
critics of the program, don't rea-
lize that the new plan is designed
to reduce the number of men re-
ceiving student deferments," the
Officials figure there a r e
about 1,000,000 draft-liable men
in college. Thus, they appar-
ently plan to defer about half
of these and call up the others.
So far, about 318,000 have filed
applications to take the examina-
TEHRAN, Iran -()- Iranian
officials gave an icy reception yes-
terday to a British note warning
that refusal to negotiate oil dif-
ferences would bring "the most
Premier Mohammed Mossadegh
refused to receive British Ambas-
sador Sir Francis Shepherd be-
hind the locked doors and boarded
up windows of his office in the
parliament building. So Shepherd
delivered the note instead to for-
eign minister Bagher Kazemi.
THE NERVOUS premier has
barricaded himself to thwart pur-
ported assassination plots. He has
vowed to stay in seclusion until
the giant Anglo-Iranian Oil Com-
pany has been taken over under
the nationalization law he pushed
Iranian officials said privately
the note-on which the United
States had been consulted by
Britain-was "just the same old
The British proposed sending a
high level mission-possibly head-
ed by Earl Mountbatten, a cousin
of King George VI-immediately
to reach a solution on the future of
the British-owned company.
Shepherd delivered the commun-
ication to Kazemi at a 35-minute
conference. Shepherd said their
talk was friendly. The Ambassador
then drove to the Royal Palace and
had an hour's talk with Shah Mo-
hammed Reza Pahlevi, an act
which underlined the inaccessi-
bility of the premier.
Informed sources said there ap-
peared little chance that Mossa-
degh will agree to negotiate. He
has rebuffed one such offer.
The next move seemed to be up
to the premier. Sooner or later, .if
he persists in his present course,
the Parliamentary Board, empow-
ered by Iran's oil nationalization
law to take over physical posses-
sion of the world's largest refinery,
will have to act.
Hit by Nih
UN Plugs Hole
In Defense Line
TOKYO -A)- Allied troops
hurled back Chinese Red attacks
yesterday 18 to 25 miles northeast
> of Seoul in a battle of hand gre-
*nades and bayonets.
In east-central Korea, 16 B-29's
teamed up last night with 20 light
bombers in the heaviest night at-
* tack of the war on Communist
troop concentrations-200 tons of
* * *
IN THE EAST Central area,
other Allied forces appeared to
have plugged a big hole ripped in
the line at the outset of the five-
day-old Communist offensive.
To the west, North Korean
troops yesterday were cut down
on the outskirts of Seoul in a
The Communist drive by spear-
eads of 768,000 men appeared to
be sputtering, at least for the mo-
THE REDS LAST night and
early today tried to strike south
down the Pukhan River Valley in
a flanking move against Seoul.
But the bulk of six enemy attacks
were beaten back, some in hand to
U.S. troops counterattacked
one Chinese battalion of from
800 to 1,000 men and cut it to
pieces with bayonets.
In one area, South Korean
troops were forced to make a lim-
ited withdrawal under attack of
three Red regiments.
* * S
OVER IN TH rugged east-
central sector, where the U.S. Sec-
ond Division had stood off 96,000
Reds, the Reds no longer were ex-
ploiting a breakthrough on the
division's right flank.
To Go Before
By The Associated Press
A suggestion that President Tru-
man volunteer to testify in the
Senate investigation of the firing
of Gen. Douglas MacArthur was
tossed into the big foreign policy
row yesterday by Senator Wiley
"If the President refused, the
joint committee might very well
consider subpoening him," Wiley,
a member of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee, said in a
Acheson Squabble ..
MEANWHILE, President Tru-
man was running headlong into a.
violent fight in Congress over his
insistence on keeping Dean Ache-
son as Secretary of State.
The fight is developing around I
two vital administration money
bills. By slashing either one, or
by denying funds for Acheson
salary, Congress probably could,
and many observers believe will,
force his dismissal.
The bills are the State Depart-
ment's appropriation of $283,500,-
000 and a $9,000,000,000 one-pack..
age foreign aid proposal which Mr.
Truman plans to send to Congress
late next week.
HUP, TWO!-Members of the University's ROTC Unit proudly bear the colors during the Armed
Forces Day parade yevterday. The day's ceremonies took place at Ferry Field where local, Uni-
versity and national dignitaries were on hand to honor this country's 'Defenders of Freedom.'
owar * * * * * * *
Crowds Hail Armed orces
By JERRY HELMAN
By JERY HLMANThe half-hour long parade left
Hundreds of University students I theAlot long9prad e eft
and Ann Arbor residents yesterday the Armory a 9 a.m. and proceed-
lined the city's main arteries and ed down Ann, Main, Liberty and
ended up at Ferry Field in observ- State Streets to Ferry Field. Knots
ance of Armed Forces Day. of students and townspeople start-
* * ** * *
Admiral McCrea Expresses
Confidence In United Nations
Speaking yesterday at Ferry
Field at the conclusion of the
Armed Forces Day ceremonies,
Vice Admiral John L. McCrea
voiced confidence in the United
Nations and said that it offers the
world a chance for peace that can-
not be ignored.
Sent by the Defense Depart-
ment to speak here, Adm. McCrea,
as the featured guest, spoke on
the UN and gave a review of its
history, accomplishments and po-
ADM. McCREA, a former Naval
Aide to President Roosevelt, told
of Roosevelt's confidence in and
plans for the organization and also
of the preparations prior to the
San Francisco conference.
He related how President
Roosevelt, realizing the import-
ance of timing, insisted that the
conference be held while the
war was still on and victory in
As to the present state of the
UN, Adm. McCrea deplored the
excessive use of the veto by Russia
but rejected Herbert Hoover's
plan to form a separate organiza-
* * *
"THERE IS still a chance that
Russia's satellites may be lured
away," he said, "and, besides,
tion without Russia and her
there is also the possibility of ne-
gotiation with Russia through the
* * *
ed forming at 9 a.m. along State
LARRIVING from Korea just in
time to participate in the parade,
Corporal Richard Swisher, the first
Ann Arbor resident to return from
active duty in Korea under the
Army's new rotation plan, was the
surprise guest of honor.
Flights of airplanes passed
over on schedule all through the
morning. Besides the scheduled
appearance of the local Civil Air
Patrol group, and the jets from
Selfridge and Baer Fields, an
unexpected flight of jets zoomed
over Ferry Field during the
Filling the air with military
tunes during the parade was the
marching and ROTC bands. Uni-
versity's ROTC units were among
the participants along with the
National Guard units from Ann
Arbor and Ypsilanti.
* * *
FLOATS WERE sponsored by
the UAW, CIO, AFL and by the
Ann Arbor Industrial Union Coun-
cil. In addition there were high
school bands from communities
around the city.
Precision drill marching by
the Pershing Rifles, an honor-
ary University ROTC society,
and the playing of the march-
ing band combined wtih the ba.
ton twirling of drum major Dick
Smith, comprised the entertain-
ment at Ferry Field.
Following an invocation by an
Army chaplain and opening re-
marks by Regent Roscoe Bonisteel,
who acted as master of ceremon-
ies, and Mayor William Brown,
President Ruthven spoke.
Following President Ruthven's
address, Adm. McCrea concluded
the ceremonies with a talk on the
K t to n n **-U *jr A A
VICE ADMIRAL McCREA
Senate Group To Release
Taft Assails .,
IN AN ADDRESS Senator Taft
(R-Ohio) last night called United
States' participation in the Korean
war "a failure."
In a public address, Taft said
that although he was not very
critical of President Truman's ac-
tion in sending troops to Korea at
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By CAL SAMRA
Special to The Daily
LANSING-The University ap-
propriations bill, on which hinges
LAST WORD from University
vice-president Marvin L. Nielhuss,
who was in Lansing last Friday, is
+Ikn 'h r il , - I .4 i- r
cit in this year's University bud-
get will be approved by the Sen-
ate. The House passed this om-
nibus bill unanimously a week
is in marked contrast to last
year's vitriolic debate.
A year ago at this time, the
economy-minded Republican ma-