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Silent Witnesses Block'
Un-American Probers


DETROIT-(,1P)-Balky witnesses slowed the progress of the House
Un-American Activities Committee inquiry into Communism in Mich-
igan yesterday.
Five.of the seven men put on the stand in the second day of the
non-televised hearing refused to answer virtually all questions. - The
bulk -of them dwelt on Communist affairs.
A result was the berating of one witness by a Committee mem-
ber-with the absence of television pointedly referred to.
Again the hearing room was filled.
- * 4 *
THE DENUNCIATION of a witness came from Rep. Potter (R-
Mich.), who has assailed Democrat House Speaker Sam Rayburn's
Wood Denies Committee
ill InvestigateCampus
Rumors that the House Un-American Activities Committee, now
holding hearings in Detroit, will extend its investigations to the Uni-
versity were denied yesterday by Rep. John Wood (D-Ga.), Committee
"We have no evidence so far to indicate that we should go to
Ann Arbor," Wood told The Daily. However, he added, "There's always
- a remote chance that we'll call student or faculty witnesses into
* * * *
WOOD'S STATEMENT squelched murmurs from a host of Uni-
versity students who feared the Committee's probe into "education"
' would reach out to Ann Arbor. The


B ig Three'
ITell Germani
Arms Quota
LISBON-(IP)--West German
has agreed to pay out 11%4 billion
marks ($2,670,000,000) a year to
help bolster Western defense
against Red aggression, the Big
Three foreign ministers announced
The United States, British and
French Ministers also sent orders
to their high commissioners in
Germany to start talks for un-
leashing many of the defeated na-
tion's war industries.
s *. s
THE TWO STEPS open the way
n further for linking of West Ger-
many's vast resources of men and
machines to the Allied arms build-
Secretary of State Dean Ache-
son, Britain's Anthony Eden and
France's Robert Schuman head-
edhome last night from one of
the most business-like allied
parleys since the war.
A spokesman for the three said
1,050,000,000 marks of the West
German defense contribution
would be used for internal defense,
such as frontier guards and de-
fense of Communist-ringed Ber-
In Bonn, Chancellor Konrad
Adenauer's government announc-
ed it had accepted the proposed
total ,with reservations." Ade-
nauer met yesterday with the
three Allied commissioners, pre-
sumably to discuss the question.
DIPLOMATIC informants in
isbon agreed that it was no more
than a general accord. Many
troublesome details will have to
be worked out by Allied and Ger-
man officials.
This,broadlly, is what it looks
The German defense budget-at
the rate of 850,000,000 marks a
month and effective July 1-will
be lumped into the funds of the
projected six-nation European De-
fense Community of which Ger-
many is to be a member.
*, * *
EDC WILL divide it up two
I ways:
About 70 per cent will be paid
out to help support United States,
British and French troops in Ger-
f About 30 per cent will be paid
out to raise and run German
forces, to gear up German fac-
tories to military production and
to cover the numerous items that
crop up when a military machine
begins to move.
Engineers Name

rumors were heightened when two
Wayne University students were
subpoenaed to appear before the
House group.
Student political leaders ex-
pressed hope that Rep. Wood
would stick by his conclusion.
They saw no reason why an in-
vestigation should be under-
taken here.
y Two student Republicans, Dave
a Cargo, Grad., and Floyd Thomas,
'52, split over the television ban
s invoked on the hearings by House
Speaker Sam Rayburn.
Cargo, president of the cam-I
pus Eisenhower for President
Club, agreed with State Auditor
SGeneral John Martin that the
proceedings should be televised.
"To safeguard the rights of the
witnesses, it should be clarified
during T-V broadcasts that they
are not accused of anything but
are only furnishing information to
Congress," Cargo said.
On the other hand Thomas,
Young Republicans head, felt
"televising of controversial in.
vestigations inevitably leads to
public, confusion as to the role
of the witnesses."
Meanwhile, a newspaper report
from Detroit indicating the par-
ents of an alleged Communist
named in the hearings lived in
i Ann Arbor was proved false. News-
papermen discovered the family of
Mrs. Eleanor Laffrey Maki, Motor
City school teacher now being
sought by the FBI, living in Keego
Harbor, near Pontiac.
Club To Hear
President Harlan Hacher will
speak at the local University of
Michigan Club "dinner meeting
honoring the University's 115th
anniversary March 18.
The meeting is one of hundreds
planned by most of the more than
230 alumni clubs all over the
world. "
Although the University has
been in Ann Arbor for 115 years,
the institution was founded 135
years ago at Detroit. This is only
the sixth year, however, that it
has observed an annual birthday
MeLouth Rites
To Take Place
Funeral services for Miss Mabel
F. McLouth, 66 year old retired
University librarian who died Sat-
urday in an automobile accident
in Florida, will be conducted by
Rev. Erland J. Wangdahl at 4 p.m.
today in Muehlig Chapel.
Burial will be in Washtenong
Memorial Park.
Services for Mrs. Flora E. Rein-
hardt, retired Ann Arbor school
teacher who died in the same
crash, will be held at 4 p.m. to-
morrow in the chapel.

ban from Washington on televis-
ing the hearing.
For almost all of his 40 min-
utes on the stand Raphael W.
Haskell, 37, auto factory em-
ploye and University graduate,
had turned back questions with
"I refuse to answer."
Like the other reluctant wit-
nesses, he said he was standing
on his Constitutional rights.
JUST BEFORE Haskell was to
be excused, Potter seized the table
loudspeaker at his elbow.
"Your testimony here today,"
he said, turning toward the wit-
ness, "is evidence that televi-
sion is needed for hearings of
this kind so that as many peo-
ple as possible can perceive the
hate in, the eyes, the contempt
on the lips, and the conspiracy
in the heart of Communist
Latersat a recess Potter repeated
the statement for use in a radio
recording pool.
Both radio and television have
been banned at the hearing. The
ban kicked up a row in Congress
and brought attacks from Potter
and his Republican colleague of
the committee, Rep. Jackson of
by the committee with three other
These included Joe Bernstein,
42,, Detroit News artist, David
Miller, 63, former president of
Cadillac Local 22 of the CIO
United Auto Workers, and Hugo
Beiswenger, 35.
All repeatedly refused to an-
swer questions, taking the stand
that the committee lacked author-
ity. Each declared himself a loyal
American citizen.
Last to be heard yesterday was
Edward M. Turner, a Detroit exe-
cutive of the National Association
for the Advancement of Colored
Turner said he was not a Com-
munist nor had he ever been one.
However, he said the Committee
should keep in mind social "con-
ditions" which are exploited by
Medical School
Flunks Three
In First Term
Only three students flunked out
of the entire University Medical
School last semester, Dr. Wayne
L. Whitaker, secretary of the
school, announced yesterday.
Thisafigure represents less than
one half of one per cent of the
medical school enrollment of 613.
By comparison, Assistant Dean
James Robertson disclosed Mon-
day that five percent of the stu-
dents enrolled in the literary col-
lege were dismissed last semester
for an academic failure.
STHE THREE students dropped
in the medical school were all
In addition to the three who
flunked out, five other students,
also freshmen, left the school vol-
untarily, Dr. Whitaker said.
Class wise, the total of eight
missing this semester from the
freshmen r a n ks . represents
about four per cent of the class
of 204, the largest in the coun-
All last year, only about 10 per
cent of the freshmen medical stu-
dents didn't complete the first
year course, as compared with a
national average of about 15 per
Dr. Whitaker explained that a
careful screening of medical
school applicants at Michigan
figured greatly in the small num-
ber of failures here.

Joe on the Run
EAST LANSING - (') - Joe
Stalin doesn't know it, but he's
helping out the capitalistic
community chest at Michigan
State College.
Stalin's picture has been in-
cluded in the entries for the
"Ugliest Man on the Campus"
title. All the other entries are
Michigan State College under-
Students pay a penny each to
vote for their candidates. Mon-
ey collected goes to the campus
Community Chest.
If Stalin wins, his student
sponsors say, he can be declared
ineligible because he is not en-
rolled at the college.
News Briefs
England's Atom Bomb
LONDON-()-Winston Chur-
chill told Commons last night that
Britain hashthehatom bomb and
won frdjm the house 'a 318 to 285
vote of confidence on his foreign
Fighting off Labor Party at-
tempts to censure him for a con-
troversial speech before the U.S.
Congress last month, the 77-
year-old prime minister denied
vigorously making any secret
agreements in his Washingtoi
talks with President Truman.
Charges Quiz Blocked
WASHINGTON - (A') - Rep.
Keating (R-N.Y.) declared last
night there appeared to be an at-
tempt to block a budding House
investigation of the Justice De-
partment by denying the investi-
gators space from which to oper-
* *' *
Bomber Crashes
OMAHA-()-A B-50 Air
Force bomber, just completing
a non-stop flight from Honolu-
lu, crashed and burned while
landing on an 4r Force
base runway here yesterday.
Five of the 17 men aboard
were killed.
Lattimore Talks
WASHINGTON - (A') -, Owen
Lattimore went before the Sen-
ate's Internal Security Subcom-
mittee yesterday with a 12,000-
word accusation that the group is
smearing innocent people-includ-
ing himself-and conducting a
"reign of terror" against U.S. dip-
lomats abroad.
Seaway Defended
porters of legislation to authorize
the St. Lawrence Seaway and
Power Project ended their ease
yesterday in testimony before the
Senate Foreign Relations Commit-
Opponents will be given their
say today and tomorrow.
Arabs Plan Pact
CAIRO-()-Military advisers
to Prime Minister Aly Maer
Pasha are working on a formula
to link a proposed Middle East
Defense Pact with the Arab
League's Collective Security, Pro-
gram, it was learned last night.
'52 Race Narrows
other White House caller-Rep.
Cooley (D-N.C.)-got the idea
yesterday that President Truman
will seek another term and may

announce his decision within two
or three weeks.
At the same time, Georgia and
Florida Democrats stepped up the
move to put Senator Russell of
Georgia in the presidential pic-
ture; Minnesota and Pennsylvania
GOP primary contests were nar-
rowing; and a Taft-Eisenhower
delegate contest was shaping up in

Student Majority in SAC
Recommended to Regents

PATROL MISSION-A scout from the 23rd Infantry Regiment (right), wounded along with a Republic
of Korea soldier'(second from left) while on a patrol mission in North Korea, received medical atten-
tion from an American private. Helping the wounded ROK soldier up an incline is another GI.

Korea Talks
Still Stalled
Over Russia.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 - (A') -
The Allies told the Communists
yesterday they apparently were
more interested in defining the
merits of Soviet Russia than in
making progress with the Korean
truce talks.
The scolding came during a50-
minute meeting of staff officers
drafting truce supervision agree-
* * *
ALLIED rejection of Russia as
an armistice observer has stalled
the talks at the staff officer level
for days.
Chinese Col. Chang Chun San
reaffirmed that the Reds would
reject categorically any propo-
sal which turned down their
nominations of Russia without
The Allies have given as their
reason for barring Russia that na-
tion's prior participation in Korea.
The reason was not defined fur-
ther. However, Russia occupied
North Korea at the close of World
War 11, and trained and supplied
the Red Korean armed forces.
help police a Korean armistice
bogged the talks Tuesday on truce
The number of ports of entry
which neutral teams would inspect
during a truce also remained an
unsolved issue.
IN SEOUL, meanwhile, Allied
artillery and planes hit the Com-
munists yesterday as snow clouds
broke and lifted over the Korean
Most had been grounded three
days by bad weather.
Allied artillery last night caught
a Communist'probing force west of
the Mundung Valley on the east-
ern front. The Red probe, which
started at squad size and built up
to company size, withdrew.

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Legislature Hints
Cuts in 'U' Budget
Hints from the State Legislature that Michigan colleges and uni-
versities will get little or no money for new buildings or for "retroac-
tive" pay raiseshad University officials "disturbed" last night.
Local worries were inspired by the tone of a conference of officials
of Michigan State College, the State Board of Agriculture, the House
Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Appropriations Com-
But, according to the Associated Press, Senate Committee Chair-
man Elmer R. Porter, (R.-Blissfield) said the same reception would
await other state tax-supported institutions.
This would include the University.
*' * *, *
MEMBERS OF THE appropriations committee seemed hostile
toward two major items in the MSC budget request:
1-Appropriations for new buildings; these include $1,500,000
to start a new $4,875,000 library, and $775,000 to start a $3,000,000
animal industry building.
2-A deficiency appropriation to 'cover $438,000 in cost-of-living
pay increases granted by MSC to its employes; this pay hike was
granted without waiting for money from the Legislature.
* * **$
THE UNIVER┬žITY will have very similar items in its own budget
request, according to Vice-President Marvin L. Niehuss. "We are
asking $476,000 to cover this year's 6 per cent cost-of-living increase.
The request also includes funds to complete the Angell Hall addition
and the new out-patient clinic," Niehuss said.
The University, too, is seeking thefirst installment, $2,000,000,
on a $4,500,000 new general library plus $250,000 in planning funds
for a new Medical School.
Rep. Arnell Engstrom (R.-Traverse City) told MSC President
John H. Hannah that money for new buildings would be cut drastical-
ly. Capital outlay grants will be almost exclusively limited to complet-
ing buildings now under construction, Engstrom said.
Engstrom revealed that a sub-committee was unable to approve.
Michigan State's request for funds to start the library and animal
industry buildings.
CHAIRMAN PORTER termed the $438,000 deficiency appropria-
tion "virtually impossible," claiming that the same would be true for
the -other institutions. -
Informed of Porter's charge that MSC had used $500,000 in
operating funds to add two floors to the new Kellogg Center for
Continuing Education, Ann Arbor Administration officials pointed
out that the University had never engaged in such practices.
MSC used the operating funds for building purposes without
legislative approval, according to Porter, and therefore cannot now
complain that it is short of funds.
"The committees are not interested in any deficiency appropria-
tions for anyone," Porter said. "We have $10,000,000 worth of them
on file and very few will be approved."'
"This will be very serious for all state institutions," according to
local officials.
* * * *
AN UNUSUAL FEATURE of yesterday's conference was the com-
emittee's invitation to the State
Board of Agriculture. The regular
procedure is to have only thepresi-
dent and his subordinate officials
attend the conference.
4 0 1 "" seThe new twist in this year's
o llap sebudget deliberations raised specu-
lation that the appropriations
group may invite the Board of
of the South Quad Council. He Regents to the as yet unscheduled
expressed confidence in dormitory hearings on the University budget
Lovernment and said that "we request.

Of Students
Denied to SL
Two Faculty
Votes Dropped
Daily Managing Editor
A student majority in the Stu-
dent Affairs Committee may be-
come a reality in the near future.
A nine to two decision In this
top campus policy-making group
yesterday sent a recommendation
to the Board of Regents of the
University that they amend the
bylaws relating to the composition
of the SAC, giving students a seven
to six majority. To effect this, the
SAC has proposed lowering the
number of voting faculty members
from six to four, leaving the stu-
dent and administrative represen-
tation as it is at present.
ALSO AT yesterday's meeting,
a proposal to allow the Student
Legislature to select all student
members to the SAC was defeated,
by a nine to two vote. Passed sev-
eral weeks ago by the SL, the
measure was presented to the
Committee by Len Wilcox, '52,
president of SL, and Leah Marks,
'52, SL member-at-large.
At present, the students on
the SAC hold their positions b
virtue of office: the presidents
of the League and the Union,
the chairmen of the Men's and
Women's Judiciary Councils,
the editor of The Daily, the
president of the Student Legis-
lature, and one other member of
the SL.
Under the current system of
faculty appointment to the SAC,
each man serves for a three year
term after being picked by the
President of the University. Every
Spring, two terms expire and two
new men are appointed. In order
to implement the change in the
voting majority, it was recom-
mended that each faculty member
would serve one year without a
vote, assuming the status of a
voting member for the last two
terms of his term.
*. *
DISCUSSION preceding the vote
on the change in majority empha.
sized that the move did not indi-
cate any cleavage between student
and non-student members of ths,
SAC. Dean Erich A. Walter, chair-
man of the committee, pointed
out that as a matter of historical
record, such a split had never
shown itself to be a true one, and
votes generally split on other
The decision to give students
the balance of power received
no serious opposition in the
Committee; most of the debate
concerned the best way to ef-
feet the change.
It was decided that the possi-
bilities of enlarging the number
of student representatives under
the present system of ex officio
appointment was impractical.
* * *
SEVERAL alternative recom-
mendations were put forth, in ad-
dition to the one finally decided
upon. Among them were the sug-
gestions that the two administra-
tive representatives-the Dean of

Students and the Dean of Women
--or, as another alternative, that,
one faculty member and one dean
-be deprived" of. their vote,
Student members of the SAC
were generally jubilant about the
results of the revision investiga-
tion, begun near the end of last
October. Len Wilcox called it "a
step forward in student governr
ment, a recognition that students

Independents Explain AIM C

Varying opinions were offered
yesterday by campus independents
to explain the collapse of the As-
sociation of Independent Men, pre-
paratory to a reorganizational
M . f. d m . n 4- A - 3 - ATR r

over much of AIM's former func-
tions and, as a result, men in
the residence halls seem to feel
that there is no more need for
the organization," Mossner said.
{ "Also. att.emnts at. m- irhe 1

terest in extra-curricular activi-
ties," he said.
"But this is dependent upon
interested people working on the
AIM council," Ponitz remarked.
He further attributed the group's


g -I mi,,, t.J, l u la,~ ~ttu At, W
have not been taking over any of
AIM's functions but only working
in those areas which pertain to

SL Will Debate
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