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VOL. LXII, No. 116
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 1952
HST Says 'No Man Indispensable;
Hits Wallace, Byrnes, Lewis, Baruch
By D. HAROLD OLIVER
Of The Associated Press
WASHINGTON--R)-President Truman stirred up new contro-
versy with two of his former cabinet members by the publication last
night of a book in which he says among other things that there is
no indispensable man in a democracy.
Gov. James F. Byrnes of South Carolina termed "absolutely un-
true" a Truman story that he roundly scolded Byrnes in 1946 when
the latter was Secretary of State.
HENRY A. WALLACE, fomer vice president, said that if Truman
ever acknowledges that a "Mr. X" referred to in the book is Wallace,
"I shall charge him with the same deliberate character assassination
which he finds so despicable in others." From the book's context, it
is apparent that."Mr. X" is Wallace.,
In connection with his statement that there is no indispen-
sable man in a democracy, Truman says he has woked to organize
the government so that it could function efficiently no matter who
"I do not believe the fate of the nation should depend upon the
life or health or welfare of any one man," he says in an interview in
the widely-heralded new book, "Mr. President."
* * *
TRUMAN SAID in an accompanying memo that the book is not
"a political act." His friend and biographer, Jonathan Daniels, saw
it as "the best and perhaps the only evidence yet available that
Truman will not run again."
The new book is by William Hillman, former Hearst newsman
now a commentator for the Mutual Broadcasting System.
The volume also contains criticism of Bernard M. Baruch and
John L. Lewis, but neither man couldsbe reached for comment.
* * * *
THE BOOK discloses Truman's informal thoughts on such a wide
vange of topics as:
Corruption in government ("There would be no corruption if
it were not for the corrupters"); Pendergastism' (The Missouri
boss was a clear thinker whose wor1 was better than "the con-
tracts of most businessmen"); and "flaws" in the U.S. Constitu-
tion (it makes no provision to fill a vacancy in the vice presidency.)
The book put the President on record six months after the close
of World War II as vigorously opposed to "babying" the Soviets.
THE VOLUME divulges for the first time such material. for the
historian, biographer and stump speaker as:
1-A scorching memo from the President on Jan. 5, 1946 to
Secretary Byrnes upbraiding him for not keeping himinformed of
what Byrnes was doing at the Foreign Ministers' Conference in
MocQw in late 1945. He told Byrnes he had infinite confidence in
him and in his ability but "there should be complete understand.
ig between us on procedure."
2-The President's belief that a third world war was imminent
during the Berlin crisis in 1948 and whn the United Nations forces
were taking a licking from the Chinese Reds in North Korea In
3-A reference to libraries show Truman apparently was re-
ferring to Henry Wallace, then Secretary of Commerce as a "Paci
fist 100 per cent" and a "dreamer" who "wants us to disband our
armed forces,-give Russia our -atomIc secrets and trust a bunch
of adventurers In the Kremlin politbureau."
4-A critical letter-tamer and briefer than rumored in the past-
to Bernard Baruch, who had turned down a presidential request that
he serve or, the Democratic Finance Committee at a time when the
party was badly in need of campaign expense money in 1948. The
President told the elder statesman on Aug. 19 that year:
"A great many honors have passed your way, both to you and
your family, and it seems to, me when the going is rough it is a
one-way street. I am sorry that this is so."
5-A description of John L. Lewis as a "demagogue in action," as
a man who had "overreached himself" in the 1946 coal strikes, and
who for the first time found he had "no pipeline to the White- House."
I World News IFlorida Trip
TO Visit 'U'
on U.S. Tour
WASHINGTON - (P)- The
State Department announced of-
ficially yesterday the complete
schedule for the tour Queen Juli-
ana of the Netherlands will make
in this country next month, in-
cluding her visit to Ann Arbor
Queen Juliana is also slated to
visit the Detroit area April 14-15.
with short sojourns at River
Rouge, Greenfield, Mich., and Wil-
low Run. On April 16, she will
conclude the tour of Michigan
with a visit to Grand Rapids,
where the Queen will lay a wreath
at the grave of Sen. Arthur H.
Vandenberg, and thence, to Hol-
THE QUEEN is arriving by air
April 2 and will be the guest of
President and Mrs. Truman are
newly renovated White House.
She will be accompanied by
Prince Bernhard and Foreign
Minister Dirk U. Stikker.
President and Mrs. Truman are
to welcome her upon arrival and
will be hosts at a state dinner that
evening. An address to a joint
Congress session is scheduled
The first weekend of their stay,
the Queen and Prince will be the
guests of Mrs. Franklin D. Roose-
velt at Hyde Park, N.Y. The
Easter weekend will be spent at
Sea Island, Ga.
The itinerary also includes:
April 5-A visit to Philadelphia,
West Point, Kingston and Hyde
April 6-Guest of Mrs. Roosevelt.
April 7-April 10-New York City.
April 10 -- Knoxville, Tenn.,
Norris Dam of the Tennessee
Valley Authority, and arrival at
Sea Island, Ga. April 11-13--
Sea Island. No official engage-
April 18-19-San Francisco.
April 20-21-Los Angeles.
The Queen and her party will
leave LosAngeles for Canada
ST. PAUL-()-Minnesota vot-
ers today take part in the nation's
second 1952 presidential primary
-enlivened by a last-minute write-
in campaign for Gen. Eisenhower.
Only candidates on the ballot
are Harold E. Stassen, former
Minnesota governor, and Edward
C. Slettedahl, both on the Repub-
lican side, and Sen. Humphrey
(Minn.) on the Democratic side.
Slettedahl is a St. Paul school
teacher who has, come out for
both Gen. MacArthur and Sen.
Taft (R-Ohio). Humphrey has
said he will turn over his dele-
gation to another candidate at
the National Democratic Con-
Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn.), Ei-
senhower and MacArthur had been
filed in the primary, but court ac-
tion took them out.
Sure, An' It's Green Beer!
To Give Up Post
By The Associated Pre&s
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower said yesterday he is not "indispen
sable" as Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and left it up to
President Truman whether he should quit his post abroad.
The new message from the five-star general, a letter to a con
gressional group, marked a possibly significant change in his attitud
toward handing over his duties in Europe to others. And he promised
the would "regularly re-examin
his position in the future.
On Jan. 7, Eisenhower issued
statement in Paris declaring th
"under no circumstances" wou
he ask to be relieved of his assg
went overseas to campaign for t)
Republican presidential nomini
PROSIT!-A battery of St. Patrick's Day celebrants raise their green-beer-filled mugs as they
observe the day at a local institution. Crowds of eager' holiday-seekers flocked to the tavern yes-
terday, tipped their party hats to newcomers, and good-naturedly sung themselves into a stupor.
rFete St. Ps D
By The Associated Press
M JNSAN, Korea, Tuesday,
March 18-Red truce negotiators
failed to answer to Allied satisfac-
tion today seven sticky questions
about their plans for an exchange
of POW's ,as truce talks bogged
WASHINGTON - The Army
and Marine Corps will draft
another 19,000 men in May, the
Defense Department announced
* * *
WASHINGTON-With a show-
down nearing in the steel industry
labor dispute, a top government
defense official cautioned yester-
day that any strike wil be "dis-
ran (D-Nev.), chairman of the
Senate Judiciary Committee yes-
terday accused Newbold Morris
of "utter disrespect of Congress"
and said he will never vote to
give Morrie subpoena powers
for his investigation of govern-
ment wrongdoing. .
U.S. plans to double its military
advisory group this year to speed
the training of 500,000 troops for
the defense of this Nationalist
Reservations for the Wolver-
ine Club's "Sunland Special"
train trip to Florida may be
made from 1 to 4:30, p.m. on
week days until March 26 in
the Administration Bldg.
Transportation tickets at re-
duced rates are priced at $69.50.
Special rates are also offered
for housing and entertainment
features for the stay in Fort
Lauderdale during spring vaca-
By DONNA O'HENDLEMAN
The stuff that flowed at a Lib-
erty St. tavern yesterday looked
like green soda pop.
But it tasted and reacted like
beer for those who were lucky
enough to celebrate St. Patrick's
day at the local pub.
WHILE underlings could only
"Well, it's this way," drawled
Peg Nimz, '53, Gargoyle managing
editor, puffing gently on her fa-
vorite Meerschaum, "three of our
junior editors went down to do-
nate a pint of blood, and once
they got the thing going they just
"It got so that the Red Cross
ran out of tanks in which to take
the blood, and there were the boys,
just a-bleedin'. Since we hated to
see all those corpuscles go to waste,
we decided to put out a Bloody
WHEN ASKED where the pulp
came from, junior editor Dave
Palmer, '52, announced with be-
coming modesty, "We made it our-
Her brown eyes crinkling with
sly good humor, Miss Nimz said
"Shaddup." Miss Nimz went on
to recite all 40 pages of the new
Gargoyle by memory, her gray
eyes a-dance with cinders.
The blue-eyed editor then
perched upon the radiator to ex-,
plain that Gargoyle's Bloody Pulp
is a parody on all sorts of pulp
Gazing with purple eyes at one
Don Malcolm, '53, Garg curator,
Miss Nimz insisted that this is-
sue will be one of the best to hi
campus in quite a while.
Malcolm nodded stonily.
Her green eyes clouded over with
remorse, Miss Nimz denied rumors
that the price of the Gargoyle had
sky-rocketed to 26 cents. "Don't
you believe it for a minute," she
protested, "it's not worth any more
than a quarter."
In response to the question when
is Garg coming out, Miss Nimz
whispered, "TOMORROW.' ! !"
Cleary May Run
look in through shamrock-speckled
windows, aged party-goers guzzled
the bright beverage and sang rous-
ing choruses of anything.
Nothing mattered as people
tumbled' over people in good-
natured observance of i day
which was being celebrated,.
more generally, in Dublin.
Despite the free flow of spirits,
tempers were generally mild. And
a chorus of husky scholars who
croaked out "God Save the Queen"
were unable to 'rile up some Irish-
men." Everyone was to busy to
bother with simple ancient rival-
The local younger set had less
to shout about. But, in feeble at-
tempts to get in their green eye's
Buys House j
DES MOINES, Iowa -(P)- A
Hawaiian-born University gradu-
ate and his wife finally decided to
move into their new Des Moines
that anonymous telephone pro-
home after neighbors assured them
tests did, not represent prevailing
James Nishimura, '47, said he
had agreed to buy the house-for
the second time in five days-af-
ter being assured "they want us
The first sale was balked Sat-
urday when the real estate com-
pany returned the couple's $500
down payment and advised them
not to move into the neighbor-
hood. The company reported
getting anonymous telephone
calls about the couple.
Neighbors on both sides of the
house said they did not protest.
Don Wissler, who lives next door
said: "There is quite an uprising
in the neighborhood over this dis-
crimination. Frankly we would
like to have them occupy the house
and we have said so."
Nishimura, an internal revenue
agent, also is a World War II vet-
eran. They plan to move into the
house around July 1.
worth, they flouted patches of'
lime around the campus. For the
benefit of those who couldn't get
the other stuff, spudnuts were
sold frosted a soft, sea-like green.
* * *
IN DUBLIN, pubs were closed,
but hardy Irishmen, undismayed,
dragged their wives to "fireside
parties." Big event in the Irish
capital, fountainhead of venera-
tion for the saint that brought.
,Christianity to Ireland nearly 1700
years ago, was a giant parade down
to the city's main street.
The only reported disturbance
came from North Ireland, where
ardent wearers of the green and
orange battled it out until both
sides were towed to jail.
In New York, wave on wave of
Irish - and the not-so-Irish -
turned Fifth Avenue into a surg-
ing sea of green. It was New York's
190th annual St. Patrick's Day
An estimated 95,000 trod the
avenue, hewing to the green traffic
line painted down its center.
The Asociated Press reported
that a million and a hialf lined the
avenue . . . watching.
SL, SRA Seek
A new committee, under the
sponsorship of Student Legislature
and Student Religious Association
will meet at 3 p.m. today in the
SL building to discuss a possible
plan for the creation of a Depart-
ment of Religion in the University
All the major denominations
will be included at the meeting in
the representation of three SRA
and three SL members. The com-
mittee will work to formulate a
plan which can be presented for
approval before the two sponsor-
Representative Alan Berson, '52,
pointed out that the University
is one of the few large institutions
which does not have a department
of this type. Courses in the depart-
ment would strive for interdenomi-
national appeal, he added.
By CRAWFORD YOUNG
The much-publicized American
Council of Education code of ath-
letic reform was discussed and
found wanting by Big Ten presi-
dents, athletic directors and fac-
ulty representatives at weekend
meetings in Chicago.
" After a thorough-going consid-
eration of the seven-point ACE
code, sometimes labelled the "Sev-
en Pillars of Wisdom," it was
agreed that the Big Ten rules
were much better in the two cru-
cialarea s of athletic policy, sub-
sidization and recruiting.
"ONE OF THE tragic things'
about the ACE code is that in the
key places where athletic prac-
tices can be improved, It not only
fails to improve the present set-
up, but actually goes backwards,"
Prof. Ralph W. Aigler, Michigan
faculty representative, declared.
He pointed out that, contrary
to many newspaper reports, the
code, drawn up by a group of
educators under the leadership
of President John A. Hannah of
Michigan State College, actually
sanctions athletic scholarships.
Current Big Ten prohibitions on
subsidization and recruiting are
stiff enough, Prof. Aigler said.
The only problem is enforcing the
provisions already on the books.
NOTHING specific was done at
the metings to toughen enforce-
ment, he reported.
A few minor changes in the
Big Ten code were made at the
metings, but these for the most
part only served to bring the
Conference rules closer to the
New rules are:
1-Athletes, to maintain eligi-
bility, must have a grade average
(usually C average or better) sat-
isfactory for graduation.
2-Competition must be com-
pleted within five years of resi-
3-Schools file academic records
of athletes annually with the con-
ference commissioner. '
4--Athletes accepted for en-
trance and taking up residence
at a school cannot be contacted
by any other conference school.
The much-publicized issues of
spring practice and post-season
contest bans were not discussed at
the meetings, Prof. Aigler indi-
cated. Both policies remain un-
'U Art Lecture
Slated for Today
The-second lecture of the Thom-
as Spencer Jerome series of art
lectures will be given by Prof.
Gisela M. A. Richter, at 4:15 p.m.
today in Rm. D, Alumni Memorial
Hall on "Arts of Italy in the Greek
.and Hellenistic Period."
BY CONTRAST, his new mes-
sage said he does not plan to leave
his military post in the immediate
future in "the absence of a com-
pelling call or relief by higher
President Truman, obviously
the "higher authority" in this
case, told a news conference on
Jan. 10 that he would not relieve
Eisenhower of his post unless
the General asked him to do so.
As for Eisenhower's mention of
the "absence of a compelling call"
to warrant his return to the Unit-
ed States, .Eisenhower-for-Presi-
DETROIT -(P)- A survey
made by a commercial public
opinion reSearch firm shows
that Wayne County Republicans
favor Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhow-
er for president by a 2-to-1 mar-
gin. The poll also showed that
Democrats in Wayne County
favored President Truman for
renomination. The survey gave
Truman 47.6 per cent against
28.9 for Sen. Kefauver.
dent boosters noted that his mes-
sage was dated March 10-the day
before the New Hampshire pri-
. * * .*
IN PARIS, Paul G. Hoffman, a
leader in the Eisenhower move-
ment, said yesterday he has urged
the General "to come home when-
ever he can with a clear con-
science, whether this be tomorrow
or in May."
Hoffman said Eisenhower is
an active candidate for the Re-
publican nomination "whether
he likes it or not."
"I said to him," Hoffman as-
serted, "'It is going to be rather
tough on you to run the NATO
show and run it as though nothing
had happened in New Hamp-
Meanwhile, the Senate For-
eign Relations Committee yester-
day put off a decision on the po-
litically touchy question of asking
Eisenhower to come home from
Europe to testify on the $7,900,-
000,000 Foreign Aid Program.
The widely-hailed Rober
Chorale will give a Chora
concert at 8:30 p.m. ton
Variety will be the key
the concertuwhich is slated
clude "Requiem" by Mozart
beslieder Waltzes" by ,
"Three Songs" by Ravel,a
cerpts from "Porgy and B
* * *
CRITICS from manyl
musiccenters have agreed
high degree of perfection a
h the 'hne. Perhan th
4orale To Give
Tonight at Hill
rt Shaw temperament and no mean skill."
1 Union His musical career began as di-
ight in rector of the Pomona College glee
club where Fred Waring spotted
note of him as a. director of great capabili-
d to in- ties.
Brahms, ON THE invitation of Waring,
and ex- Shaw, assumed direction of the
3ess' by Waring Glee Club. It was in this
period that the original Chapel
leading Choir and subsequent Collegiate
on the Chorale was formed.
ittained Supplementing his present du-
e most ties, Shaw is presently head of the
DETROIT -(P)- Ford Local
600, making no protest, yielded its
top offices to the CIO United Auto
Workers International yesterday.
The International, as represent-
ed by a four-man administrative
team, clamped its own controls on
big 600 after a tumultuous five
days of inner-union crisis.
" * *
HEADS OF Local 600, who have
been dressed down on charges of
condoning Communist "influ-
ence," gave up peaceably.
Without resistance, President
Carl Stellato and his three co-
officers turned over the local's
headquarters at Dearborn to the
Earlier one of the disciplined of-
ficers, recording secretary William
R. Hood, had said he wouldn't
give in "without counsel with my
membership." However, Hood went
along with the other three .in
yielding the premises.
For a year or more Local 600,
world's largest union local with
50,000 to 60,000 current members,
University Marks 115th Anniversary
By MARGE SHEPHERD
Alumni groups throughout the
world, from Ann Arbor to Korea,
will mark the 115th anniversary of
the founding of the University to-
In addition to the numerous
alumni anniversary celebrations
in this, country, the, founding
will be markied by former stu-
dents in Bombay, Manila, Tokyo,
Honolulu, Hong Kong, Baghdad,
Legislature passed an act "to es-
tablish the Catholespistemiad of
The joint founders of the limit-
ed, classical academy were a
French missionary and a' Presby-