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VOL. LXII, No. 108

ANN'ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1952

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Probe Begun
Of MePhaul
Appearance
Sponsor of Talk
Still Not Known
By BARNES CONNABLE
A University investigation was
launched yesterday into mysterious
circumstances surrounding the ap-
pearance of banned speaker Ar-
thur McPhaul at a private Union
dinner Thursday night.'
McPhaul, executive secretary of
the Civil Rights Congress' Michi-
gan branch, addressed a group of
30 persons under unknown aus-F
pices three days after being barred
by the University from speaking
on campus.,
DEAN OF STUDENTS Erich A.
Walter announced the Student Af-
fairs Committee was "looking into
whether any University regula-
tions has been violated."
- The SAC will hold a regular
meeting next Tuesday.. An in-
formed source said $ome stu-
dents present at the Union din-
ner may be called upon to supply
the Committee with infotmation.
T1e dinner was booked on Tues-
day under "Henry Gerard" of De-
troit. A Union official said "Ger-
ard" made arranger ents for the
affair by Phone and left a, e
S troit number. Newspapermen who
checked both the name and the
number be'lieve '"Gerard" to bq-
fictitious.
PROF. EMERITUS John F.
Shephard, faculty sponsor of the
Young Progressives club who was
present at the dinner, denied yes-
terday that the-YP's had any con-
nection with the spon oring.
"If a false name was used, it
was an unfortunate blunder," he
said. "I don't know who did the
booking, but whoever he was, he
was probably afraid to make his
name public."
Prof. Shepard criticized,, the
widespread publicity given the
"private" meeting in papers
throughout the state, claiming
that "as I understood it, the din-
ner was not open to the press."
Only reporter present at the
meeting was a Daily staffer who
was informed the speech was for
publication.
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FRENCH CRISIS:
DeGaulle Return Seen

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GEN. CHARLES deGAULLE
. . . he's waiting
Joy Claims
U..POWs
Insd e Chin
Party Given Court
Intervention Right"
MUNSAN, Saturday, March 8-
(/)-Allied truce negotiators to-
day accused the Communists of
secretly holdingAmerican prison-
ers of war in Manchuria.
The Communists contend all pri-
s'oners are held in North Korea.
But Rear Adm. R. E. Libby, Allied
negotiator, told the Communists
at Panmunjom:
* * *
"WE HAVE convincing evidence
that you are holding prisoners of
war in detention camps outside of
Korea witlout , having reported
them to our side."
Libby. declared., that a cap.R
tured Communist prisoner "de.
scribed in detail a prisoner of
war processing center" in Har-
bin, which is deep in central
Manchuria.
Brig. Gen. William P. Nuckols,
United Nations Command spokes-
man, told newsmen the captured
Communist prisoner said he saw
more than 1,000 Allied prisoners-
American, South Koreans and
others-at Harbin.
(Any reoval of Allied prisoners
to Communist China would imply
a belligrent status of Red China
in the Korean war. The'Peiping
regime has striven to avoid such
'an appearance, maintaining that
all its soldiers ii Korea are "vol-
unteers.")
* * *
NUCKOLS SAID the informant
was a Chinese officer, a lieutenant,
"and he told us of seeing Cauca-
sians and he described them, and
Negroes- in the processing center."
The fiery exchange came at a
subcommittee session on item
four of the agenda-exchange
of war prisoners.
The session on item three,
supervision of a truce, was much
calmer.
As abruptly as they. brought it
up, Red negotiators dropped an
apparent attempt to Write a Kor-
ean armistice that would ban a
U.S. naval blockade of Communist
China.

Dictatorship
Of Wartime
Head Feared
PARIS-(I)-Fear of Russia
and fear of financial collapse may,
bring General Charles deGaulle
back to power-to rule France
with a strong hand.
Many Frenchmen express the
fear deGaulle's return would mean
dictatorship. Yet many say the
risk must be taken.
* * *
DEGAULLE is no politician, and
some hold that against him. The
stern general headed a wartime
government-in-exile, and came
home a national hero in 1944.
He 'led a provisional govern-
ment until 1946, then quit in
disgust at the party politicking
he ran into. To charges that he
is a potential dictator, the 61
year old general says:
"I could have been one then, but
I stepped down, didn't I?"
There is widespread agreement
that France's latest plunge toward
catastrophe has brought his mo-
ment nearer.
BUT HIS followers say "the fi-
nancial situation will have to get
worse before the political situa-
tion gets better."
It is true things may have to get
worse before enough politicians
submerge their fear to hand de-
Gaulle the government.
Thus, the immediate prospect
is that France will keep mud-
dling along with weak coalition
cabinets.
This week the National Assem-
bly voted in Antonine* Pinay, a
conservative independent, as pre-
mier. There is doubt that any
cabinet he forms will last longer,
than those of his predecessors.

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ANTONINE PINAY
..._ for him to fail
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,YP MEMBE RS steadfastly
maintained last night they had
told McPhaul not to come to cam-
pus after their Petition to the Uni-
versity Lecture Committee was
turned down.
YP chairman Joan Berler,
'54A, said "I was not invited to
thedinner as a member of YP.
If I knew who arranged the din-
ner and were asked by the SAC,
I would certainly not hesitate
to name him."
A Former YP head Gordon Mac-
Daugall, '52, and treasurer Steve
Smale, '52, registered the same
sentiments. MacDougall had in-
vited The Daily to attend. He said
he knew that news of the dinner
would be ,rinted.
Of those who attended the af-
fair, two were invited to repre-
sent the Student Legislature.
One of them said last night she
"was told other welt respected
campus groups would be repre-
sented.
"When I got there," shecontin-
ued,' "I was surprised to see that
practically none were."~
A dinner on behalf of McPhaul
was announced in Thursday's
Daily but no mention was made of
where it would take place. Im-
mediately following the event ad-
ministration and Union officials
denied having any knowledge of
the nature of the "Gerard" dinner.
McPhaul was introduced by My-
ron Sharpe, Grad., who also col-
lected money for the dinner bill
from those who .attended. Sharpe
could not be reached for comment
yesterday, but he had previously
stated he knew nothing of who ac-
tually Deserved the Union room.
Court Gives City
Intervention Right
LANSING-UP)-The State Su-
preme Court yesterday permitted
the cities of Detroit aind Ann Ar-.

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Roundup
By The Associated Press
RICHMOND, Va.-A special
three-judge Federal court yester-
day unanimously upheld'the con-
stitutionality of Virginia laws re-
quiring separate public schools for
whites and Negroes.
The court, ruling on a suit
brought by parents of Negro
school children in Prince Edward
County, said it fo~nd "no hurt or.
harm to either race"' in the sta-
tutes requiring separate but equal
facilities for the races.
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SAN FRANCISCO-Twenty-
three persons were indicted yes-
terday, charged with conspiracy
in a "multi-million dollar," na-
tionwide heroin distributing,
racket, with the notorious New
York convict, Waxey Gordon,
named as the source of supply.
* * *
NAVAL AIR STATION, QUON-
SET POINT, R.I.--Two daring
bandits-wearing masks and car-
rying short, stubby revolvers-
risked gunfire from three U.S. Ma-
rine sentries and snatched $100,000
in cash yesterday from the air sta-"
tion credit union nanager and an
armed civilian guard.

senhower
Rally Gets
Approval
By VIRGINIA VOSS
The University Lecture Commit-
tee yesterday gave the campus
Eisenhower-for-President club the
go-ahead on an Eisenhower rally
March 13 in Hill Auditorium.
"Ike" backers Sen. Wayne L.
Morse (R-Ore.) and Arthur H.
Vandenberg, Jr., National Chair-
man of the Citizens Committee for
Eisenhower, are scheduled to speak.
DELEGATES to the county con-
vention on March 18 and several
Republican officials will also be
on hand.
The Lecture Committee's ap-
proval of the rally Is an appar-
ently unprecedented move. Since
the Committee was set up 17
years ago, it has consistently
barred avowedly political meet-
ings in University buildings.
Both the approved speakers, Sen.
Morse and Vandenberg, are noted
as strong internationalists. Sen.
Morse's foreign policy has been in-
fluenced by his close ass'ociation
with the late Sen. Arthur Vanden-
berg.
* * *
KNOWN AS A "maverick" Re-
publican, Sen. Morse worked with
Sen. Vandenberg to push the North
Atlantic Pact through the Senate.
He has recently visited Eisenhower
at NATO headquarters in Paris.
Vandenberg Jr., leader of the
national Ike movement, is stil
counted as a possibility -for the
Michigan Senatorial race in spite
of his denial that he will campaign
for the nomination.
Both Sen. Morse and Vanden-
berg will be guests at a public
reception to be held previous to
the rally at 4 p.m. in the League.
.U' of Toronto
Paper Banned
For Sex Gag
TORONTO-()-Varsity, the
University of Toronto student
paper; is under indefinite suspen-
sion allegedly because of the sex
theme of its "gag" issued Wednes-
day. Its first woman editor-in-
chief, Barbara Browne submitted
her resignation Thursday. It was
believed that other members of the
Varsity staff have resigned.
The Student Administrative
Council ordered suspension Thurs-
day because of the eight-page is-
sue which satirized the SAC, Dr.
Sidney Smith, University presi-
dent, certain professors and the
University in general.
"It is the most salutary ac-
tion," Dr. Smith said in com-
menting on the SAC decision.
"It is a great testimony to stu-
dent self-government. I was de--
lighted to find it had been done.
I was just so pleased."
Sidney Wax, SAC president, said
the Varsity had violated the con-
stitutional contract between the
the newspaper, the publications
nnm iF~n A +a L At I Y . a

Presidential
Campaigns
Stepped Up
Taft Makes Gains
In Kansas Upset
By The Associated Press
Three presidential candidates
and backers of a fourth stepped up
further yesterday their strenuous
campaigns for votes in next Tues-
day's New Hampshire primary,
first in the nation.
Traveling by auto, making
speeches and shaking hands were
Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio
and Harold E. Stassen, Republi-
cans, and Senator Estes Kefauver
of Tennessee, Democrat. Support-
ers of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
for the GOP nomination brought
in two senators, Lodge of Massa-
chusetts and Carlson of 'Kansas.
FEIGHT Associated Press news-
papers in the state, estimated in a
late survey that Eisenhower has a
slight lead but that Taft's late
personal campaign had closed
some of the gap. The two are con-
testing for the state's 14 delegates
to the GOP nominating convention
and are entered along with Stas-
sen. in the presidential poll.
Kefauver, on the Democratic
ticket, is bucking President Tru-
man. The President flew yester-
day from Washington to Key
West, Fla., for a vacation. He
may announce his political in-
tentions on his return to the
capital around March 29.
In Kansas, meanwhile, Taft
backers turned back a "favorite
son" movement for Eisenhower in
selection of delegates from one dis-
trict, the sixth. A district conven-
tion elected two delegates pledged
to Taft and recommended another
delegate-at-largeG who must be
ratified by a'state GOP conven-
tion on April 10. Kansas will have
22 delegates to the national con-
vention. The three delegate can-
didates favor publicly Taft, but
the district convention adopted a
resolution which left them official-
ly uninstructed.
Gen. Douglas MacArthur took
himself out of the April 15 presi-
dential primary in New Jersey,
saying his name was entered with-
out his tcongent. That left the
names of Taft, Stassen and Eisen-
hower in the GOP primary there.
Taft made his strongest direct
attack in New Hampshire on Eis-
enhower, renewing his contention
that the voters cannot know where
the General stands on major is-
sues.
Morris Under
Senate Fire
WASHINGTON -(P)- A New
York attorney testified yesterday
that a foundation headed by New-
bold Morris, the government's
cleanup chief, had the power to
halt a subsidiary company's oil
trade with Red China, but did not
exercise it.
The oil shipments have come
under the fire of the Senate's In-
vestigations Subcomimttee. Sen.
Mundt (R-S.D.) has denounced
what he called "the blood-soaked
profits" made in the traffic.
Witnesses have testified the
shipments began in 1949 and con-
tinued in early 1950. They ceased
before the fighting began in

Korea..
Under questioning before the
Committee yesterday, Houston H.
Wasson, Morris' law partner, ac-
knowledged that the China Inter-
national Foundation, Inc., could
have stopped the shipments be-
cause it controlled the tankers op-
erated by United Tanker Corp.

LORRAINE MEISNER AS SHE APPEARED BEFORE THEHOUSE
SUB-COMMITTEE. SHE IS ACCOMPANIED BY HER HUSBAND.
,.* ** * *
SuspendedWayneCoed"
A'waits Dean's Decision
By SID KLAUS
Special to The Daily
DETROIT-Lorraine Faxon Meisner, suspended last week frorl
Wayne University after appearing before the. House Un-An'ierican
Activities Committee, met with school officials yesterday to deter-
mine whether she will be allowd to re-enter school.
The hour-and-a-half long closed hearing was conducted by the
Council of Deans subcommittee on nonacademic discipline. The sub-
committee's recommendation will be forwarded Thursday to uni-
versity president, David Henry, who will rule on the suspensiqn.
* *
Senate Seeks FOLLOWING the hearing yes-
terday, Mrs. Meisner, told The
o oDaily that she wasn't a Commun-
Sow own 011 ist.

McCarthyism
WASHINGTON-R)-A decision
was made yesterday to seek a Sen-
ate showdown on Senator McCar-
thy's challenge of the authority
of a subcommittee which has been
inquiring into his fitness to serve
in Congress.
The Rules Committee voted 8
to 3 to seek a vote within a rea-
sonable time, which was not speci-
fied. Under the terms of a reso-
lution the committee approved,
McCarthy will be invited to force
the issue; if he does not, the com-
mittee itself will do so.
SENATOi Benton (D-Conn.) is
seeking to have McCarthy, a Re-
publican from Wisconson, ousted
from Congress. A rules subcom-
mittee for some six months has
been conducting a preliminary in-
vestigation.
McCarthy ,Is questioned the
jurisdiction of the subcommittee
and, the group says, has "im-
pugned the integrity" of its mem-
bers. Last Wednesday the sub-
committee voted 4 to 1 to ask
the Senate for a vote of confi-
dence.
The full Rules Committee en-
dorsed that idea yesterday. Chair-
man Hayden (D-Ariz.) said the
members who opposed it were GOP
Senators Jenner (Ind.), Dirksen
(Ill.) and Welker (Idaho). Favor-
ing the Senate test were two Re-
publicans - Senators Margaret
Chase Smith (Me.)-and Hendrick-
son (N.J.)-and six Democrats-
Green (R.I.) Gillette (Iowa), Ben-
ton, Clements, (Ky.) Monroney
(Okla.) and Hennings (Mo.). Hay-
den said he did not vote and Sena-
tor Lodge (R-Mass.) was absent.

Truman Again Appeals
For Budget Approval;
Sees World in Balance

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During her recent appearance
before the JJn-American Activi-
ties Committeershe refused to
answer any questions other than
those of a routine nature. She #
giggled continually while on the
stand.
president Henry who suspended
her by telegram last Thursday
night said her refusal to answer
questions about alleged Communist
activities was "prima facie admis-
sion of criminal action and that
her attitude was "not in ,keeping
with the responsibility of a uni-
versity citizen."
MRS. MEISNER'S lawyer, Sey-
mour Goldman, said yesterday that
his client's apparent unconcerned
attitude toward the House commit-
tee was the result of "an emotional
state after waiting two and a half
days to testify."
Goldman also said that if Pres-
ident Henry expelled Mrs. Meis-
ner, the ruling could be appealed
to the Detroit Board of Educa-
tion. However he didn't indi-
cate whether he planned to do so.
Dean Victor A. Rapport, the sub-
committee chairman,.told reporters
that Mrs. Meisner had been, asked
yesterday if a stenographic report
of her testimony before the House
committee was accurate.
Goldman told the subcommittee
that it was.
Rapport also said "we discussed
whether this thing was good or
bad university citizenship."
Mrs. Meisner lives in Detroit.
She is a junior in the College of
Liberal Arts.

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President Hit
Commiittee'
investigation
Charges Politica
Use of 'Cleanup
WASHINGTON -(P- Makir
a third appeal within 24 hours f
his $7,900,000,000 Mutual Securi'
Program, President Truman to'
Congress yesterday that in Wes
ern Europe "the year 1952 m
well be the critical timei ti
defense buildup."
"The ultimate decision betwee
free world and slave world ies
the balance," the President said,
"WITH STRENGTH, the _r1
nations would best be able to e
further Communist aggession,4
to repel it if itoccurredGv
such strength and the ,moral sta
dards which inspire It, the fri
world could move forward in co
fidence of the ultimate decay
tide Soviet slavd world."
If such strength Is to be ere
ated, he said, continued U.S. ad
is needed.
Truman's latest arguments fi
the foreign arms and economic a
program ;were contained In' b
first report on operations of ti
1951 Mutual Security Act sent 1
a Congress which displayed eye+
evidence of trying to reduce ti
nearly eight billion dollars he h
asked to run the program d
the year which starts July 1.
THURSDAY the Presidentse
Congress his formal request f
$7,900,000,000 for that purpos
and said the amount was not
dollar too large -nor too small. z
a radio-television address to I
nation, Truman appealed for poI
ular support against an electic
year effort to cut the program.
But legislators of both partiel
predicted reductions, and some
administration supporters spec
uated, as to how smallra cu
they could induce Congress 1t
make.
One omen of slashes to con
was the House Appropriatio
Committee vote for a nine per cer
cut in the K'esident's $1,069,542
652 request -for more than 20 fe
eral agencies.
The bill the Committee sent'
the House floor for debate ne:
week was marked down to $970
192,943.
LATER in the day the Preside:
switched from pleading with,
lashing the Congress, in two le
ters to Capitol Hill.
Just before leaving for a va
cation at Key West, Fla., th
President:
1. Disclosed he had ordered
governzent agencies to refuse
House subcommittee's request f
data on cases they have sent
the Justice Department for pros
cution. The subcommittee .
opined an investigation into t]
Justice Department, which h
been charged among other thin
with laxity in. pushing- proseci
tions of tax law violators. AttornE
General McGrath has already r
fused to supply a long list of da
demanded by the sub-committe
and Truman backed McGrath t
yesterday with his blast again
"dragnet" methods.
2. Accused critics of hs Intern
Revenue reorganizatione plan
seei~ng to "play politics" with ti
nation's tax-collecting system a
of being "nrore interested in the
political patronage" than in'clei
government.

The reorganization plan woul
among other changes, abolish t
system under which the jobs
Collectors of Internal Revenue a
political plums. Instead most
the tax bureau's officials wou
be put under Civil'Service.

STUDENTS TRAML:
Faculty, Em ployes Lead
In Campus Blood Race

By MARGE SHEPHERD
The faculty and non-academic
employe division of the all-campus
"Beat Texas U" blood campaign
is running the student group a
close race, placing one pledge-card
ahead of the students in yester-
day's tallies.
More than .800 cards have now
been turned in to the Office of
Student Affairs, Joseph H. Fee,
assistant to the dean, reported, as
competition between housing units,
organizations and University de-
partments slowly gains impetus.
* * *
STOCKWELL dormitory has or-

blood donation procedure, "Cri-
sis in Korea," which portrays
the first year of the Korean war
and "Muscle Beach," a comedy,
have been secured from the Uni-
versityAudio-Visual Center to
be shown at the party.
Fee announced that postcards
announcing the donation time
have been sent out to the pledges.
Donating will begin Friday and
will continue through March 21
in the basement of the South Quad
where a Red Cross mobile unit will
be stationed.

'M' TITLE HOPES DIM:f

I MSC Lead Wrestlers

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By PAUL GREENBERG,
Illinois, Indiana and Michigan
State, each placing six men in the
semi-final round of the Big Ten
Wrestling Championships, estab-
lished themselves as the leading
contenders for the crown that will
be decided tonight at the I-M
Building,

was stopped in his first match by
Bob Gunner of Michigan State.
Nelson, who was hampered se-
verely by a lame back, had beat-
en Gunner decisively in an earl-
ier match at Lansing. Sam Cos-
tanza of Wisconsin mauled Gal-
lon in their 137 pound match,
winning 5-2.

pionships in their divisions.
Indiana with Bobby Carlin at
115 pounds, Tom Triumph at 130,
Dick Wilder at 137, Jim Ellis at,
147, Kay Hutsell at 177 andr
Heavyweight Harry Jagielski will
furnish the Illini with their
strongest competition.
Carlin, Wilder and Jagielski are

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