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VOL. LXII, No. 119
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1952
Taft Quits N.J.;
Eisenhower Decides To Press Lead
*k s?: a: 8c # * * *
Gained in New Hampshire Race
WASHINGTON-)--Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio yesterday quit
the New Jersey Republican Presidential Primary and brought im-
mediate claims by his opponents that he was afraid of being licked
here by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Taft's defensive move came almost simultaneously with word
from Eisenhower that he may shortly 'come to press the advantage
he gained in primaries in New Hampshire, where he defeated Taft
in a direct test, and in Minnesota.
* *. *
EISENHOWER said in a statement issued at Paris that Minnesota
Republicans' huge write-in vote for him was "forcing me to re-
examine my personal position and past decision" not to come home
" * * _ until. he has a clear-cut call to
Rain brought an abrupt halt
to the student rioters at 1:15
The following developments
took place after 10 p.m.:
Returning from Victor
Vaughan, the crowd, now 400
strong, re-formed again on
Madison between the West and
A barrier of staff assistants
at the doors of South Quad
prevented the men from enter-
ing the building. Water was
hurled from the upper stories
of the dorm on the surging
crowd. The noisy group retali-
ated by tossing mud at the
windows, breaking three.
Another group of 20 marched
down Hill to Delta Gamma So-
rority. But the police ordered
the group away.
The main body of the group,
good-natured at first, now had
become almost violent, accord-
ing to police. It stormed back
to Martha Cook, gained en-
trance through the side door,
and marched up and down the
corridors raising havoc. Four
doors were broken in the build-
ing. Deans Healy and Bacon
attempted to restore order.
Retreating. from Cook, the
men then stormed back to New-
berry and Barbour: Many suc-.
ceeded in entering the dorms.
They pushed up the stairs and
through the corridors, forcing
their way into rooms. A few
opened windows on the upper
floors and shouted to their
A steady rain finally quieted
the crowd and put an end to
more than seven hours of stor-
On Korea Refuted
KEY WEST, Fla. (M --Presi
dent Truman slapped down hi
own party chairman in virtuall
unprecedented fashion yesterday
saying the Korean war has noth
ing at all to do with his decisio
whether to run again.
Only Wednesday, Chairma
Frank I. McKinney of the Demo
cratic National Committee ha
told eprters hiere that in thre
days of conferences he had gotte
the impression from Truman thai
the President may not "choose t
run" if a satisfactory peace is ar-
ranged in Korea.
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TRUMAN WAS ASKED at hi
news conference yesterday morn
ing whether that statement ac-
curately reflects his views.
Korea enters not into the
politics of, this country at all,
Truman replied. And he re-
peated: Korea does not enter
into the politics of this country
at all. It has no bearing what-
ever on what he may decide to
do, Truman said.
This rebuff, coming less thar
10 days after Truman's defeat i
the New Hampshire primary, rais-
ed considerable doubt whether
McKinney would be Democratic
Chairman much longer. He took
over last October from William
M. Boyle Jr., who resigned.
* ,* *
McKINNEY had endorsed the
New Hampshire Democratic or-
ganization's request that Truman
allow his name to stay on the pri-
mary ballot there, after he had
once said it would be withdrawn,
Truman lost the popularity pri-
mary to Sen. Estes Kefauver o
Tennessee, and Kefauver won all
the state's delegates.
Truman yesterday kept alive
his own possible candidacy, and
said it is up to Gen. Dwight D.
Eisenhower to decide for him-
self whether to return home.
At his news conference, Truman
was told McKinney had expressed
doubt Truman would reach a de-
cision on whether to run in time
to announce it in his speech at a
Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in
Washington a week from today.
He'll make his announcement
when he gets good and ready, Tru-
man said, and it will be on his own
time and behest.
McKinneyhad also said that if
Truman does not run, the Chicago
nominating convention in July will
be an open one,
ate ratified the Japanese Peace
Treaty yesterday six and one-half
President Truman told his
news conference at Key West,
Fla., that the decision is up to
the general, that he can come
home whenever he feels it is
proper and safe for him to do so.
Taft's withdrawal from the April.
15 New Jersey primary seemed to
be an acknowledgement of a shift.
in candidates' standing, putting
Taft on the defense in the Repub-
TAFT SAID in a statement is-
sued through his office here he
was withdrawing from the New
Jersey campaign because Gov. Al-
fred E. Driscoll of that state had
"broken his word" to remain pub-
licly neutral in, the primary and
had endorsed Eisenhower.
Driscoll retorted in Newark
that Taft's withdrawal action--
which probably won't 'get his
name off the ballot-was the
"result of successive setbacks in
New Hampshire and Minnesota.
He called Taft's criticism of him
"the-words of a poor loser."
Taft said an announcement b~y
Lloyd B. Marsh, Secretary of State
and a Driscoll associate, that the
New Jersey GOP organization
would campaign for Eisenhower-
created "an atmosphere in which
there cannot be a fair contest" in
Sen. Dirksen, Taft's Illinois
manager, commented that it was
"an unhappy thing" that the
Ohioan felt he had to withdraw.
Dirksen didn't want to speculate
on the effect of Taft's action on
the April 8 Illinois primary, next
balloting in which voters may
write in the names of their pref-
erences, as they did in Minnesota.
-Daily-- Aan Reid
RIOTERS ON BETSY BARBOUR LAWN HIDE FACES AT 1 A.M.
Giant oad Plans Announced
By ZANDER HOLLANDER
A whopping $7,000,000 state and
federal highway by-pass program,
including a trunk route to serve
the University's giant new North
Campus development, will be plac-
ed before the City Council and
the County Planning Commission
The giant roads project, cul-
mination of months of planning
and discussion by city, state, fed-
eral and University officials, has
been made known by State High-
way Commissioner Charles M.
PLANS, which Ziegler empha-
sized are still rough and approxi-
mate, and thus might vary as
much as 100 yards, involve the
1-Construction of a dog-leg
highway linking the north belt
linenwitheWashtenaw Rd. at the
point where Carpenter Rd. (US-
23) deadends. This would 'carry
north-south through traffic east
of Ann Arbor and would cross
the river and railroad by a
bridge slightly east of the site of
the new Veterans Administra-
This trunk, serving the project-
ed "research campus," will carry
U.S. To Start Producing Jet
More Powerful Than MIG
WASHINGTON-A new F-86
Sabe jet expected to have more
power than the Russian MIG-15
will start coming off the produc-
tion lines next month, the United
Press reported yesterday.
Move Made To Banish
Rivera Mural in Detroit
- By HARRY LUNN
Artists and professors were
fighting mad yesterday over a
resolution introduced in the De-
troit Common Council demanding
that Diego Rivera's murals in De-
troit's Art Institute be "ripped out
or painted over."
Councilman Eugene I. Van Ant-
werp, ex-mayor of Detroit, made
the resolution after learning that
an alledgedly Communistic paint-
ing by Rivera was ordered removed
from the Palace of Fine Arts in
BUT YESTERDAY Van Ant-
werp told The Daily that he would
be satisfied if the murals were
merely withdrawn from exhibi-
tion, by hanging draperies over
them. "One hundred years from
now when Communism is dead,
they could be uncovered again,"
he said, "but while we have the
threat of the Communist Party
seeking to destroy our country, it is
quite essential that public espou-
sal of Communism be suppressed."
"I am not enorhnof anf at
he said, "I do not know how to
look for this symbolism, but I do
believe the mural is an antithesis
of Americanism and I am opposed
On campus Prof. Jean P.
Slusser of the fine arts depart-
ment declared "reading things
into other people's works is a
game people like to indulge in."
As an artist and teacher I canj
see nothing subversive, anti-reli-
gious, or anti-democratic in the
prof.ySlusser recalled the con-
troversy which surrounded the
Rivera murals when they were
created in Detroit 20 years ago.
A great hue and cry was raised
then, and Rivera's work was ac-
cused of attacking religion, called
"a heartless hoax on his capitalist
employer (Edsel Ford)," and la-
belled by many as "bad art."
PROF. CARLOS Lopez, of the
architecture school and a frequent
exhibitor in the Detroit museum,
es "EthP nntPntcof the+s P in n
Undersecretary of Air, R. L.
Gilpatric said he did not know
when the improved model will
reach Korea. Meanwhile the Rus-
sians presumably are testing a new
fighter in Korea according to 're-
ports from an American pilot in
the combat area.
GILPATRIC disclosed that the
new F-86 model will be equipped
with a moer powerful jet engine,
with a more powerful jet engine,
will increase both its speed and al-
titude, according to Gilpatric.
Air Force experts rate Sabres
now in combat about equal with
the MIG-15, each having a cer-
tain advantage at certain alti-
tudes and in different perform-
Sabre pilots however have main-
tained a superiority of approxi-
mately seven to one over the MIG
pilots mostly because they are bet-
Gilpatric said that firepower, as
well as speed, will be improved in
the new jets. They will have guns
and rockets that excell the pres-
ent 50 caliber and 20 mm. guns.
But it will be at least a year be-
fore any of the fighters are equip-
ped with guided Missiles, Gilpatric
The Civil Liberties Committee
last night nledged its delegate to
traffic from north, south, east and
west past the new site; and one
University official suggested last
night that it may be used as -a
link in a series of routes between
the present campus and the new
2-Construction of a new bridge
over the Huron River and the New
York Central Railroad east of and
probably "within 100 yards". of'the
present Whitmore Lake Rd. bridge.
This structure, first in priority in
the vast plan, willrcarry both
US-23 and US-12 traffic.
3-A brand new US-23 be-
tween Ann Arbor and a point
north of Whitmore Lake. This
will follow substantially the same
route as the present highway,
but will bypass the village of
Whitmore Lake to the west and
straighten out the present route,
which will become a local service
road. the south end of this new
US-23 will cross the new bridge.
4-Construction of a north belt
line to bypass Ann Arbor to the
north by linking US-12 northeast
of the city at Ford Rd. with US-12
west of the city at about Wagner
Rd. This new bypass route also
would use the planned new bridge
to cross the Huron River and the
* * *
5-Extension of the Willow Run
Expressway west from its present
terminus at Carpenter Rd. in an
arc south of Ann Arbor to link up
with US-12 at a point immediate-
ly west of the city limits. Surveys
for this project have already been
completed and most riglts-of-way
have been acquired. t
6-Widening of N. Main St.
(US-23) from the end of the
newly-widened stretch to the
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Wdin for Support
HOLLYWOOD --(A)-- Veteran
screensters Humphrey Bogart and'
Vivien Leigh walked off with film-
dom's highest awards last night,
the coveted "Oscars" for the best
male and female movie perf or-
mances of 1951.
Meanwhile, "An American in
Paris', scored a stunning upset by
being named the best picture of
the year and winning in seven
FOR THE TOP supporting per-
formiances of the season, awards
went to Kim Hunter for her role
in "A Streetcar Named Desire,"
and Karl Malden for his role in
the same movie.
"Bogey" won his oscar for his
role in "The African Queen,"
while Miss Leigh, the real life
Mrs. Laurence Olivier; took her
prize for her portrayal of a fallen
Southern woman in "Streetcar."
Bogart's victory was a relative
surprise, because most of the pre-
academy polls had forecast a walk-
away for Marlon Brando. another
It was quite afashion pageant,
with the feminine part of the busi-
ness vying for best-dressed honors.
Diamonds, ermine, mink and black
velvet set the pace.
Thousands Snub Police, 'U' Offidals;
Chaos Worst in Recent History
By BARNES CONNABLE and CAL SAMRA
The shrill blare of a trumpet in the West Quadrangle set off the
most chaotic riot in recent University history as thousands of studenta
ran wild on campus for more than seven hours last night.
While University officials and city police looked on helplessly
crowds of men and women students swept in and out of dormitoris
fraternities, sororities and theatres, shouting, screaming, and tussling
on the first day of spring.
* * * *
BY 10:30 P.M. the riot had become so disturbing that it broughi
President Harlan H. Hatcher to his front porch. President Hatche
told the students: "All right, boys, let's go back to the dorms, nw. '
Later events showed they didn't.
Ann Arbor police sent out their entire night force to follow
the crowd throughout the evening, watching for property damage
and violence. There were no arrests. Police explained they were
awaiting University action.
Officers were unable to stem the student tide., "What can eigh
or 10 men do against hundreds?" one policeman muttered.
. The spring-fever demonstration was the largest since May,
1950, when 2,000 students stormed a State St. cafeteria to hear
the Phillips-Slosson debate. Last night's crowd was estimated
at about the same number.
Only other recent invasion of women's dormitories was after a
Beat Army pep rally in October, 1949, when 300 students marched or
Betsy Barbour and Helen Newberry residence halls and then surged
on to Stockwell.
LAST NIGHT'S riot started in West Quad at 6:30 p.m. where an
unidentified student was practicing his trumpet. He was answered
shortly by a South Quad trombonist and the two musicians engaged
in a lengthy musical duel.
, Shouts- of "Knock- it off!" the addition of a fog horn to the
melee and a loud phonograph playing "Slaughter on Tenth Ave-
nue" accompanied by two tubas prompted indignant quadders to
rush out and sneer at each other across Madison St.
Firecrackers popped, amidst boisterous threats and by 7:15 p.m
the crowd had grown to 600 vociferous men. The arrival of police
summoned by complaining neighbors, brought jeers and catcall
from the swelling mob.
The officers quickly retreated to their cars only to be followed
by scores of students who swarmed on- the fenders and rocked
"The deans will take care of them," one grim-faced officer
BUT THE MOB surged on through the streets, stogping traffic
pounding and rocking automobiles. Gaining supporters as it moved
on, it swept down State St. to Betsy Barbour and Helen Newberr3
where it heckled excited residents and broke into the lounges.
The tide moved on down North University: Second stop was
Stockwell Hall, where the crowd triumphantly swarmed into the
lounge then moved op to Mosher-Jordan.
Fourth stop was Alice Lloyd Hall, but the women were prepared
and locked the front doors. Running through the side doors, the men
stormed up the stairs and spread out through the top floors, har-
rassing shocked residents.
OTHERS RUSHED the front doors, pounded and hollered until
they mysteriously opened, letting an onrush of impassioned males int
the fashionable lounge.
Streaming back to campus town, the insurgents spotted., aiothe
prey--the League, where the Junior Girl's Play was being performed
Sweating but still eager, they flowed into the League's front doo
where they tried to crash the JGP. They were stopped cold by locke
BEFORE TREKKING BACK to the West and South Quads, the
men cracked the turnstiles of a State St. theatre, took the stage be-
fore a shocked audience and sang a chorus of "The Victors."
It looked like it was all over-until i5 minutes later chanting -
droves of women from Observatory Hill marched on the Union in a
retaliation move. The sanctified Union front doors were swept
open and scores of coeds ambled through the building at will.
West Quad was next. The independent fortress was overrun anc
reportedly several quadders, caught unawares with their shorts on
were forced to scamper for safety.
* A. * * '
AT SOUTH QUAD, pandemonium broke loose. While some mer
-beckoned to the women, otheri
formed a barrier at the front doors
but the screaming coeds brok
through. In a moment, the lounge
was cluttered. Hysterical staff'
T A . men called for order..
p en Today-==2'' "
No .one paid any attention to
the few tempers which exploded
Union?"- will be the topic for dis- but the women's rush to the
cussion at 2:30 p. m. Sunday in top floors of the Quad was stop-
the West Gallery of Alumni Me- ped. They were finally forced
morial Hall. out.
On the panel will be Chuck .
Elliot, '52, Bob Cogan, Grad., IT WAS A busy night for Dear
Saul Gottlieb, '52, Nafe Katter,oborh Ba Sh
Grad. and Adele Hater. Prof. f Woren Debrah Bacon. She pu
Oliver Edel of the School of Mu-
DANCE AND MUSIC FEATURED:
Student Arts Festival To
With an eye towards encourag-
ing student art, the Inter-Arts
Union will present the Student Art
Festival which opens at 8:30 p. m.
today in the Rackham Lecture
Beginning a series of dance and
music performances ,the Festival
will open with two student compo-
sitions, a piano sonata and a vio-
four piano preludes, and two pi-
ano pieces, all composed and per-
formed by students.
JOINING WITH Generation the
Inter-Arts Union will conclude the
evening with the performance of
music and poetry which has been
published in the magazine.
Students will sing songs writ-
sic will moderate the discussion.
ter the coed counter-atac on the