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VOL. LXI, No. 97 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1951
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Raise 10% Limit
Stabilizer Eric Johnston was re-
ported last night considering a
policy permitting pay increases
above 10 per cent where they -al-
ready are provided by current un-
There were some signs this is
the most likely administration step
to soften the present wage control
proposal, which would limit salary
increases to 10 per cent above
levels of Jan. 15, 1950, regardless
of present contracts.
MEANWHILE union leaders in
an important industry yesterday
threatened a strike unless the for-
mula is softened.
James B. Carey, head of the
CIO-International union of elec-
trical workers, threatened today
a walkout in the vital electrical
manufacturing industry if the
proposed Government wage for-
mula is approved in its present
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TOKYO - (R) -- Allied forces
slithered forward today in sectors
of increasing Communist resist-
ance along 60 miles of flooded and
muddy Korean battlefront.
All along the' line-from Seoul
in the west to Hoengsong in the
central mountains-the Reds' re-
sistance stiffened. Air reports
told of enemy activity east of
Seoul and a buildup of 10,000 to
15,000 Reds Northwest of Hoeng-
THESE WERE indications ofE
1 tougher going ahead for United
Nations troops: hand-to-hand
combat with stubborn Communists
yesterday and tank-to-tank gun
duelling across the Han River.
Allied field commanders said
their offensive, slowed by an
early thaw and rain, was edg-
ing toward the main Commun-
ist defense line.
The Reds' defense-in-depth po-
sitions line the north bank of the
" an and its flooded rice paddiesj
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~VHEN THE regular m.c. "walked President Ruthven's stint came
out" on last night's uproarious in an evening marked by a combi-
Carey said the present formula Gulantics talent show a sub filled nation of surprises and tremendous
woud " thde o tre or fr in and told the 2500 people in Hill talent which left the audience
cents an hour due March 15 under;
their present contract. Auditorium that this was "one of stomping, whistling and applaud-
r nr my last meetings with the stu- ing themselves into exhaustion.
dents." Winners of $175 in prizes were
THE FLAT 10 per cent formula President Alexander Ruthven re-
was voted by a majorit; of the vealed that when he retires he will
Wage Stabilization Board com' "buy a new rocking chair and rock
posed of three members each from and rock and rock-and then start
labor, industry and the public. t
Labor members walked out telling the new administration how
Labo memerswalkd ou ofto run the University:'"
the W.B in protest and have Frequently, he winked, he will
threatened to quit the Govern- "also write letters to the Michi-
ment's entire defense mobilization gan Daily."
Russ Christopher, '53, Al Jackson,
'51, and the Novelaires, a quartet.
Later in the evening, the regu-
lar m.c., Bob Atkins, '51, turned up General Killed
na hilarious midget act and was TOKYO - P) - Maj. Gen.
"induced" to finish. out the eve- Bryant E, Moore, commander of
ning while President Ruthven went the U.S. Ninth Corps, died yes-
off "to see a legislature committee terU.y Nfthcoper yrsh
abot Tankgivngvacation." .terday after a helicopter crash
about Thanksgivingv" into the Han River on the West
EAST LANSING- - (P)-- A
student at a speech class at
Michigan State College gave a
talk on various methods of cut-
"One way," the student said,
"is to get everyone's attention,
keep talking, and edge toward
the door. Then step out."
He stepped out and didn't
end to the two-year old dispute
between railroads and the Broth-
erhood of Railroad Trainmen ap-
peared imminent last night as ne-
gotiators temporarily recessed
Participants in the negotiations
withheld further comment after
indicatiing earlier that a break
might bennear. Further meetings
were planned for today.
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THE National Mediation Board
met with carriers and the union
representatives until 7 p.m. (EST)
and then sent both parties to their
hotels. The board remained in ses-
sion by itself until about 10:00
A railroad spokesman had said
"it is quite possible that we may
reach a settlement with the
trainmen before the night is
out." W. P. Kennedy, head of the
trainmen, told reporters the dis-
cussion went "as far as we could
The proposed terms would add
21/2 or 3 cents to the wage increases
offered by the railroads in a ten-
tative agreement of Dec. 21 which
later was turned down by the
trainmen and three other operat-
Four Perish in
were crushed to death last night
after their car sideswiped two ve-
hicles, spun down the middle of a
highway and collided headon with
Dead were the driver, Emmet A.
Williams, 38 years old, of Willow
Village; his wife, Grace, 34 years
old; their son, Curtis, 10 years old;
and Katherine Mary Clay, 28 years
old, of Willow Village.
State Police said the Williams,
car, traveling east on M-17 just
east of the Ypsilanti limits, side-
swiped a truck.
The car continued on, side-
swiped another car, did a three-
quarter turn in the middle of the
road, and collided with another
truck, officers said.
No one else was injured.
Williams, a foreman at the
Kaiser-Fraser plant, apparently
lost control of his car, officers said.
BATTLE AREA-Dotted line from Yangpyong passing south of
Hoengsong to point near Pyongchang locates Allied attack along
60-mile front in Korea. Open arrows, mark deployment of Allied
forces, with heaviest Red troop concentration and opposition
marked by black arrows.
Army To Ship Two National
Guard Divisions to Japan
In Reply to
In Soviet Force
LONDON -( M)-Russia d
clared late last night' her rea
ness to neggtiate her differen
with Great Britain, after indic
ing that she has some 2,500,0
men under arms.
In a lengthy note to the Brit
Russia made a point of citi
her military strength to reinfor
her assertion that she is not mi
acing world peace.
The latest Soviet statement
a long series of exchanges 1
tween the two governments, s
that the Russian armed for
are numerically the same as
1939, before the outbreak
World War II.
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ON THE OTHER hand, she
serted that the combined for
of Britain,, the United States a
France are more than 5,000,000
or more than twice as big as he
Johnston, mobilization boss
Charles E. Wilson, and others
have been holding emergency
conferences with labor and in-
dustry representatives to try to
solve the crisis.
Industry members of the WSB
said last night they have heard re-
ports Johnston is considering an
amendment to the formula to
make the 10 per cent limit apply
"only where higher future wage
increases are not already provided
by existing contracts."
In a statement, they contended
this idea would permit higher
raises for about 2,000,000 workers
but limit more than 40,000,000
others to 10 per cent. They said
this would be "unpatriotic, unjust
DiSalle Says I
COLUMBUS-RP) - Michael V.
DiSalle, the price control direc-
tor, said last night that a forth-
coming order regulating retail and
wholesale markups on food prod-
ucts will result in rollbacks in
cases where markups since Korea
"have not been according to
But he added that, in cases
where businessmen are now faced
with a "squeeze" as the result of
having "held the line and com-
plied with the request for volun-
tary compliance," the regulation
will result in roll-forwards.
DiSalle discussel the matter
in an address prepared for de-
livery before the Ohio state
conference on standards of
price and wage stabilization.
"Within a short time," he said,
"We expect to issue a food price
regulation establishing the mar-'
gin by which retailers and whole-
salers may mark up their prod-
'Send Troops to Europe'
bewey Tells Congress
WASHINGTON -- (P) - Gov. said he favored direct Congress-
Thomas E. Dewey of New York ional action approving the send-
yesterday called on Congress to ing of troops without restricting
approve the sending of troops to the numbers.
Europe to show the United States
is not "turning tail" or "hauling The commit t e e s interrupted
down the flag." Dewey briefly to vote an invita-
-g s Wtion to former President Herbert
He strongly opposed the Wherry Hoe otsiy ovrrfsd
Resolution. This resolution by Sen.I Hoover to testify. Hoover refused
Wherry (Neb.), Republican floorm a week ago to appear saying the
leadr, oul diappovesending committees already knew his views
leader, would disapprove enngand they first should dig out rhiuch
more troops to Europe until Con- mdrey"first ldigformuch
gress says so. The administration more "fundamental information"
is planning to send four divisions, from others.
THE WHERRY. PROPOSAL is THE HOOVER and Dewey views
the direct issue before the Senate are completely at odds on sending
in the flaming debate over using troops to Europe. Hoover contends
American foot soldiers to supple-
ment air and sea power in backing a ground fight should be avoided,
up free Europe's defense against with reliance placed on sea and
Russia. air power. He has opposed sending
any foot soldiers until Europe has
Dewey, laying his views before built its own defense, contending
the Senate Foreign Relations that American air power could pul-
and Armed Services Committees,. verize Russia if Europe is attacked.
DESPITE RED PROTEST:
U.S. Continues Japan,
Germ'anty Treaty Plans
Maj. Gen. Oliver P. Smith,
First Marine Division comman-
der, was named to succeed Gen.
Moore, the fourth UN general to
meet death in Korea.
from Seoul east to Yangpyong,
thence over the mountains into
the interibr of the peninsula.
RED UNITS up to battalion size
wer committed to action as the
Allies closed in on the main en-
emy defenses. Behind the lines
air observers reported:
"Much enemy activity" about
15 miles east of Seoul north of
tributary Pukhan. Red move-
ments were noted for eight miles
north of the. confluence of the
On the central front 10,000 to
15,000 Reds were spatte'd north-
west of Hoengsong, dug in all the
way to the Hongchon river 10
miles to the North.
By The Associated Press
tigators yesterday ordered a public
airing of the story behind a
$1,500,000 RFC loan to help pro-
vide a splendid recreation spot for
the wealthy-the famed Saxony
Hotel at Miami Beach, Fla.
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Republican member of the House
Ways and Means Committee last
night charged President Truman
with obstructing intelligent con-
sideration of tax increases.
Rep. Reed of New York de-
manded that Mr. Truman send
the second part of his "tax pack-
age" to Congress at once in order
that the Ways and Means Com-
mittee might intelligently draft
a tax bill.
DETROIT-The automotive in-
dustry mourned last night the
death of one of its outstanding
men, Fred M. Zeder, vice-chairman
of the Chrysler Corp. board of di-
WASHINGTON - 0P)- The
Army, apparently concerned about
continuing rumors of a Soviet
build-up in the Far East, is send-
ing two partly trained National
Guard divisions to help guard
strategically vital Japan.
These divisions, the 40th of
California and the 45th of Okla-
homa, are to be shipped out next
While on Stand
WASHINGTON - (A') - Future
witnesses before the House Un-
American Activities Committee
were put on notice yesterday that
refusal to answer questions about
.Communist affiliation may hence-
forth be taken as a tacit admission
In astatement to newsmen,
Chairman Wood (D-Ga.) said he
considered the plea of self-incri-
mination simply an "avenue ofes-
cape" for those who have some-
thing to hide.
As the committee laid the
groundwork for what may become
a double-barreled investigation of
Communism in Hollywood and in
key defense industries, Wood de-
clared: "In my estimation, any
person who refuses to say whether
he is a Communist on the grounds
that such testimony may incrimi-
nate him-who pleacla Constitu-
tional immunity under the Fifth
Amendment-is just as guilty as
if he said he was a Communist."
Wood's assertion reflected grow-
ing committee concern over the
possible effect of a U.S. District
Court decision which threw out the
eases of some two-$core witnesses
who were cited for contempt of
Congress for refusing to answer
They were called into
service last September.
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AN ANNOUNCEMENT said the
divisions will be sent to "provide
additional security" for Japan, in
the Far Eastern area where Rus-
sia's empire borders.
The two divisions are to be
ready for movement in "the lat-
ter part of March." It is the in-
tention of the Army,it said, to
keep these divisions "intact in
Japan for further training."
There will be time for local
commanders to permit many of
the officers and men to take short
leaves and furloughs before de-
parture, the announcement con-
THE GARRISON of the Regu-'
lar Army occupation forces in
Japan was stripped months ago
in order to hurry combat forces
to the Korean war.
IFC Trips Up
Two houses have been caught
in rushing violations so far, ac-
cording to Dan Archangeli, head
of the IFC Enforcement Commit-
mittee which polices rushing.
The Executive Committee will
prdbably meet in a couple of days
to weigh the evidence against the
offenders, Archangeli said. This
committee -is responsible for ac-
tually levying the fines on viola-
tors apprehended by the Enforce-
He declined to release the
names of the fraternities which
are presently on the spot.
Rushees who have not registered
for rushing may still do so, ac-
cording to the IFC. No definite
deadline has been set for this
. The note,', delivered in Mos.
cow last night to the British
ambassador, Sir David Kelly,
started off with another blast
at Britain .as, carrying out a
"policy of aggression, a policy
of unleashing war."
Then it wound up with an offe
to enter into negotiations, "en
deavoring to use all possibilitie
for improvement* of relations wit
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FIRST OF ALL, Russia accuse
Britain of sidestepping charge
that the British had violated th
1942 Anglo-Soviet Treaty e
The Russians were replying t
a British communication of Fe
17, which accused the Kreml:
leaders of obstructing all attemp
to forge world peace and the pro
perity of Western Europe.
The British listed 14 points
threats, breaches of faith, sup
port of aggression and othe:
acts calculated to keep the
world unsettled. A main point a
issue was charges and counter
charges over rearmament o
The Russian note last night sa
Britain's Feb. 17 answer resorti
to "concoctions and slander ca
culated to present the aggressi
policy of the British Governme:
as a peaceful one and the peac
ful policy of the Soviet Union
an aggressive one."
Russia said the facts "expo
the government of Great Brita
in that, contrary to the (194'
treaty, it is not carrying out t
policy of preserving pece. but
policy of aggression, a 'policy
IN ITS FEB. 17 jiote, Brita
had indicated readiness to ta
with Russia on means of in
proving mutual relations. Mo.
cow, after blasting Britain's me
tives, in accusing the U.S.S.R.
extensive military mobilizati
and aggressive aims, said ne
"In view of what has beer
said above, the Soviet Govern
ment cannot regard the state
ment of the British Govern
ment with full confidence.
"Nevertheless, the Soviet Go
ernment is ready to enter ini
such negotiations, endeavoring
use all possibilities of improv
ment of relations with Great B:
tam. The Government of t
U.S.S.R. will highly estimate a'
step of the Government of Gre
Britain genuinely aimed at t
improvement of relations betwe
MOSCOW DID not indica
whether such negotiations wot
be part of or separate from pr
posed Big Four conferences
Germany and other world pro
ficials said yesterday the United
States is going ahead rapidly with
arrangements for the indepen-
dence of Western Germany and
Japan despite violent protests
These developments are in pros-
1. Ambassador John Foster
Dulles, Republican advisor to the
State Department, is due today
from a month's round of confer-
ences in the Far East.
He will report to President
Truman and begin work early
ne tawer o nrenaratnnnf the
many countries, as well as cc
over their internal affairs.
3. Negotiations for West
many's participation in the A
tic Pact Army for the Defer
Western Europe may be con
'ed as early as May, some res
sible authorities now believ
However, there appears t
a division of opinion in
government here over just
quickly the Germans will n
their decision. In any e
there is a general convic
that they will join in e
enougsh to increase substant
'U' Finds Solution to Illegal Parking
University officials have ap-
parently found a new scheme for
keeping campus parking lots free
of illegally parked cars.
n~iti rrln...m ,a .rPP AEP
the city's police department po-
licing University parking lots,"
Green said he doubted the prac-
off lots, said that only six to eight
vehicles, are evicted daily,
IT WAS A LETTER to parents
from Elementary Schools officials1