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Latest Deadline in the State

VOL. LXII, No. 137
Action Asked
On Truman
Mill Seizure
Study Proposal
On Impeachment
WASHINGTON - () - Rep.
Bender (R-Ohio) yesterday pro-
posed the appointment of a bi-
partisan House committee to "ex-
plore fully the possibility of bring-
ing successful impeachment pro-
ceedings" against President Tru-
Bender said in a statement that
the seizure of the steel industry
and the President's remarks im-
-~plying that he has authority to
take over newspapers had raised
"a constitutional question of the
utmost gravity."
Bender is a backer of Senator
Taft of Ohio, who said in Boston
April 17 that members of Congress
should consider impeachment of
Truman for his seizure of the
steed industry.
* * *
predicted today that a blast Tru-
man delivered at Congress yester-
A day would lead to renewed de-
mands for his impeachment. Tru-
man threatened to keep Congress
in constant session until New
Year's unless it approves all the
billions he has asked for defense.
Although Mundt predicted an
Impeachment move, he told a
reporter he doubts it "will get
past the stage of introduction of
a resolution in the House bring-
ing charges against Mr. Truman,
plus a lot of pretty stormy de-
01 don't think the Senate ever.
vill sit in judgment on Harry Tru-
man on charges voted by the
House in an impeachment case,"
the Senator told a reporter. "But
his recent actions surely will bring
a stronger move to Impeach the
President, and of course all things
are possible."
BENDER SAID President Tru.
man had declared "that he has
r authority to take over the news-
papers, radio, television and com-
munications system of the nation
at the sole discretion of the Pres-
This referred to the President's
statement at a news conference
last Thursday attended by visiting
members of the American Society
of Newspaper Editors.
COL. J. HALE Steinman, co-
publisher of the' Lancaster, Pa.,
newspapers asked the President:
"If you can seize the steel mills
under your inherent powers, can
you, in your opinion, also seize
the newspapers or/and the radio
Truman replied that under
similar circumstances, the Pres-
ident has to act for whatever is
for the best of the country.
That's the answer to your
question, he added.
The American Society of News-
paper Editors (ASNE) yesterday
passed a proposal that it rebuke
President Truman for implying
that he has power to seize the na-:
tion's newspapers.
(The resolution was offered by
i Joseph W. Sagmaster, editor of
the Cincinnati Times-Star.)
No Action Seen

Against Flyers
ders have come to Mather Field
to stop disciplinary action against
six Air Force officers who refused
to fly, it was reported here yes-
The officers had been charged
with disobeying orders to fly but
. had continued on non-flying duty
"Some other disposition is going
tq be made of them," a Public In-
formation Officer at the base said.
Blue Team Wins
Politicians defeated the hill-
billies in Frosh weekend which
ended last night with the an-
} nouncement that the Blue team'
had triumphed over the Maize.
The Blue's winning skit was en-
titled "Pardon My Politics" while
the Maize performed "Moonshine




Flood Receding
In Omaha Area
Iowa National Guardsmen Called
To Protect Mississippi River Valley
OMAHA-(P)-Flood fighters squelched a new threat to Omaha
yesterday and pressure eased here.
But the wild Missouri River--overburdened along 700 of its Iowa,
Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri miles-still mauled the Midwest.
* * * *
AS IF NOT TO BE outdone, the Mississippi provoked new
troubles in Iowa and Illinois.
For the first time, Iowa National Guardsmen went on flood duty

in Eastern Iowa's Mississippi Rive
Steel Crisis
Seen Near
labor crisis headed yesterday for
an early showdown with the gov-
ernment planning to boost wages
in the seized industry and mill
owners girding for an all-out court
fight to prevent it.
The Senate set the stage for a
vote tomorrow. on a Republican-
sponsored attempt to end Presi-
dent Truman's 11-day-old steel
seizure. A pending rider on an
appropriations bill would ban use
of any Federal funds for operating
the mills.
* . *
Sawyer, despairing of efforts to
win an industry-union agreement
on working conditions, served no-
tice he intended to order new pay
rates and working rules into effect
tomorrow or Tuesday.
Sawyer, the industry's boss
under the seizure order, made an
11th hour stab at trying to egg
the industry's private owners
into an agreement with CIO
president Philip Murray, who
also heads the steelworkers
But the move fell flat on the old
stumbling block-the industry's
contention that it needed com-
pensating price allowances to pay
for Murray's demands.
Sawyer was believed ready to
order into effect the full 26-cent
pay increase "package" recom-
mended by the Wage Stabilization
Board. This includes an immediate
12% cent-hourly increase for Mur-
ray's 650,000 members in the basic
steel industry, with 2/2-cent in-
creases next July and next Janu-
ary. Workers now are estimated
to earn just under $2 an hour.
'Othello' Late
Per Granted
Women who have weekday
reservations for the Arts Theater
production of "Othello" will be
able to obtain late permission
from the Women's Judiciary, it
was announced yesterday.
Permissions will be granted to-
morrow and Wednesday from 2
to 5 p.m. in the Judiciary office
in the League.
The judiciary grant changed
the picture for coeds who have
not been able to get late permis-
sions for the performances since
last Wednesday. At that time the
Dean of Women's office refused
dean's permission for "Othello"

r valley. Three units were sent to
Muscatine, Wapello and Grand-
view. The water bearing down on
these river towns is the water that
last week assaulted St. Paul, Minn.,
with its worst flood of record.
THE MISSOURI'S crest, still
writing flood history in these mid-
lands, rolled yesterday along the
Iowa - Nebraska reaches down-
stream from Omaha and Council
Bluffs, Ia.-the only river cities so
far able to strait-jacket the Mis-
souri monster.
The new scare at Omaha de-
veloped last night just a few
hours after the crest had passed.
River pressure blew open an
underground sewer in an indus-
trial-railroad riverfront area.
Water backed up in the sewer,
burst through pavement and
gushed up and over an estimated
1,000 acres just upstream from
central downtown Omaha.
Unable to seal off the water
welling up a full third of a mile
behind the levees, engineers sealed
the sewer at its mouth in the river
by dumping in huge steel beams,
steel plate, 500 tons of rock and
thousands of sandbags. The trick
was successful. The flow was
chocked almost completely and
pumps yesterday returned much
of the backed-up water to the
Meanwhile, the river continued
to drop slowly and tension built
up during the dramatic 10 day
river battle began to ease in the
twin Iowa-Nebraska cities.
* * *
FROM A HIGH of 30.24 Friday,
the level dropped yesterday nearly
one foot and another two foot
drop is expected today.
Every hour thus brought height-
ened hope that the almost unbe-
lievable last minute job of bol-
stering and raising levees had
stood up against the most mon-
strous flow of water ever recorded
Hope Looms
For RiotEnd
RAHWAY, N.J.-fA')-Authori-
ties yesterday saw hope for an
early end to the mutiny of 231
convicts, barricaded in a waterless
prison dormitory for the third day
with nine guards as hostages.
The state's top prison officials
arrived at the New Jersey prison
farm today as the mutineers show-
ed some signs of organizing a
committee to discuss terms for
the end of the revolt.
* * *
THE HUNGRY convicts were
seen to go into huddles, believed
to be the prelude to selecting a
spokesman to talk to authorities.
Indications that the demon-
strators were weakening were
highlighted by the display of a
bed sheet sign reading "water"
fluttering from a glass-shattered
window of the red brick dormitory.
But officials moved patiently
and cautiously, concerned over the
safety of the hostage guards.

No Decision
Reached Yet
on Dinner
Students Charged
In McPhaul Case
Joint Judiciary Council "hopes
to reach a decision by Wednes-
day" on the fate of 14 students
charged with violating a Regents'
by-law by attending the McPhaul
dinner, Dean of Students Erich
A. Walter announced yesterday.
Although there was some specu-
lation that yesterday'smarathon
session would come up with
recommendations to the Univer-
sity sub-committee on discipline,
deliberations on the cases were
not completed by the end of the
THE LAST FIVE of the 14 de-
fendants were called in yesterday
morning, with the afternoon ses-
sion presumably debating what
decision to make.
Present at part of yesterday's
session was President Harlan H.
Hatcher. He did not attend
Thursday's meeting of the
Another addition to the com-
pany present was Prof. Axel Marin
of the engineering college, a mem-
ber of the discipline sub-commit-
Other non-students sitting in on
the session were Associate Dean
of Students Walter B. Rea, who
customarily attends Judiciary
meetings, and Dean of Women
Deborah Bacon and Prof. William
W. Blume of the Law School, head
of the discipline sub-committee,
who do not normally attend the
The other member of the sub-
committee is Prof. Arthur Van
Duren, chairman of the academic
counselors of the literary college.
* *.*
tion to the testimony received
from the 14 defendants, 124 single-
spaced typewritten pages of testi-
mony before the original special
faculty-student investigating com-
mittee, set up to probe the "cir-
cumstances surrounding the din-
ner" March 6 in the Union, where
banned speaker Arthur McPhaul
gave a talk.
The investigating committee
was composed of Dean of Stu-
dents Erich A. Walter, Dean
Rea, Dean Bacon, Prof. Blume,
Len Wilcox, President of Stu-
dent Legislature, John Merow,
chairman of Men's Judiciary,
and Mrs. Betty Wiles Ohlheiser,
chairman of Women's Judiciary
and Joint Judiciary.
Although almost 30 students
attended the dinner, the investi-
gators were only able to turn up
the names of 14.
Those 14 Vere all charged as
individuals with violation of the
Regents' by-law which states:
"No permission for the use of Uni-
versity property for meetings or
lectures shall be granted to 'any
student organization not recog-
nized by University authorities,
nor shall such permission be
granted to any individual student."
* * *
11 Students
Blast McPhaul

Eleven of the 14 students
known to be present at the Mc-
Phaul dinner yesterday issued a
sharp blast at the special faculty-
student investigating committee
which lodged charges against
them with the Joint Judiciary
In a prepared statement, the
defendants, all of whom face pos-
sible disciplinary action, contend-
ed "we did not break any Univer-
sity regulation" and strongly ques-
tioned procedures used in the
course of the investigation,
"If anyone is guilty," the
signers of the statement con-
tinued, "it is the individual or
individuals who gave permission
for the use of the room in the
Regardless of its interpretation,
the students said, the regulation
was not "enforced impartially in
a non-discriminatory manner."

For I



GI Enlistees
T 4 Those Now
$R Serving lit
Service Extended
By Nine Months
WASHINGTON- (W) -A nine-
month extension of the enlist-
, ments of many Armed Forces vol-
unteers whose regular terms were
.° due to expire in the year starting
July 1 was announced yesterday
by the Defense Department, which
. , said about 125,000 are affected.
The extension applies to volun-
teers in the Army, Air Force, Navy
and Marines but it does not cover
S - - {Selective Service registrants who
{ "'' h<k. .enlisted for 24 months instead of
-.,,, waiting for induction. Nor does it
4 cover personnel whose enlistments
have been previously extended.
-Daily--Bob Vaughn * * *
lmy weather lured more than THE DEPARTMENT said the
dip bravely into cold water for extension was provided in an exe-
took to the "sea" to brighten cutive order which President Tru-
tinkered with puttering out- man signed two days ago.
ke were also busy getting docks It said in a statement that the
step was taken reluctantly and
"that not all (affected) men would
be required to serve the full per-
iod of extension and that no man
would be kept on duty any longer
than absolutely necessary."
Ip ener THE 125,000 AFFECTED are a
small segment of the-total Armed
Forces strength of some 3,700,000.
The Defense Department
nted with an error and tree gave this estimated breakdown:
alks, one to Haynam with the Army '60,500, Air Force 25,000,
ases loaded. The fifth run of the Navy 35,000, Marines 4,500.
ning came on a double steal The extension applies to all
arted by Frankie Howell with components of the Aried Serv-
aynam coming home from third. ices, including the Reserves and
the National Guard, whether
THEREAFTER Michigan got its the men are on active duty or
ins mostly on its hitting and not.
ore crafty baserunning. In the For example: a Guardsman now
iird, two singles and a walk load- on active duty and due to be re-
I the bases. Haynam was again leased late this year will still be
alked to force in a run before released But if his enlistment as
ogk doubled for two more. a member of the Guard was also
Three singles and another dou due to expire sometime during the
e steal brought home two more year, it will be extended for nine
ins in the fifth. In all the Wol- months although he will not be
erines stole seven bases.
In chalking up his second win on active duty.



NATURE CALLS-Books were abandoned with gusto yesterday as ba
a hundred students to Whitmore Lake to bask in the hot sun and d
the first time this season. The campus sailing club, out in full force,
the scene with full, white sails. Others who found sailing too slow,
board motors. Residents from the cottages which surround the large lal
and boats ready for the warm weather.
Diamond Men Win 4

A pair of Ray Fisher's freshmen
pitchers held Wayne to a mere
two hits as the Wolverines romped
to a 14-0 victory in their home
opener yesterday.
Lefthander Mary Wisniewski
pitched eight innings for Michi-
gan giving up both the Tartar
hits to Dick Wright. Ralph Fagg
finished up in the ninth after the
tiring Wisniewski was pinch hit
for in the eighth.
* * *
supported their young mounds-
men with a 14 hit attack against
three Wayne pitchers. Shortstop
Bruce Haynam led the attack with
a double and two singles, while
second baseman Gil Sabuco also
contributed three singles and Bill
Mogk batted in three r'uns with a
double and a single.
Michigan had the game well
in hand as early as the second
inning when they jumped on
starter Bill Croteau for five runs.
They double# the score in the
Phone Strike
End InSight
By The Associated Press
Strike troubles in the telephone
field dwindled yesterday but there
was no sign of a break in the
strike of telegraph workers.
A compromise agreement ended
the strike of 10,000 equipment in-
stallers against the Western Elec-
tric Company, manufacturing af-
filiate of the Bell Telephone Sys-
The installers, membergof the
CIO Communication Workers of
America (CWA), had partici-
pated in a 12-day strike that
had reached into 43 states and
hampered long distance service.
The union and the company
came to terms in New York City.
Negotiators there then went into
session in an effort to end a strike
of 6,000 Western Electric salesmen,
distributoors and warehousemen
who also are members of CWA.
The union also expressed hope
for a settlement of the strike
against the Bell affiliate in North-
ern California and Nevada. The
union estimates 8,500 members are
involved in that separate dispute.

next two innings, knocking Cro-
teau out with a three-run flurry
in the third, and continuing the
onslaught against reliefer Ed
Silberstein. Jerry Pike who fin-
ished up for the Tartars was not
spared either and was touched
for the final four Michigan runs.
In the big five-run second the
Wolverines needed only two
singles because they were pre-
World News
By The Associated Press
LA PAZ, Bolivia-President Vic-
tor Pas Estenssoro said yesterday
his week-old revolutionary gov-
ernment will appoint a committee
soon to study some way for na-
tional control over Bolivia's three
top tin mining concerns.
* * *
SEOUL-Allied warships and
carrier-based planes battered
Communist targets on North
Korea's vulnerable coastlines
yesterday as snow, hail and rain
brought ground action to a vir-
tual halt.
* * *
NEW DELHI - Prime Minister
Nehru's political forces suffered
defeat at Communist hands yes-
terday in a key northern state.
A Red-supported coalition form-
ed a government in the Patiala
and East Punjab States Union
which border on Communist-held
This marked the first major set-
back for Nehru's powerful Con-
gress Party in an Indian state and
the first time a Marxist-backed
government has cropped up in
* * *
WASHINGTON - Almost all
government controls on rubber
are being lifted April 21, indi-
cating that officials believe the
national stockpile is adequate,
synthetic production satisfac-
tory and prices reasonable.,
* * *
DETROIT - Frank H. Bowen,
head of the Detroit office of thei
National Labor Relations Board
since its very inception, died in
Harper Hospital yesterday at the
age of 80.


of the season, against one de-
See FISHER, Page 3
Truce Talks
Resumed, at
Staff Level
MUNSAN, Korea, Sunday, April
20-(A)-The critical issues of
supervising a Korean truce re-
turn to the staff officer level today
for informal talks after more than
two weeks of "do nothing" ses-
Other staff officers continued
their executive sessions on prisoner
exchange in parallel negotiations
at Panmunjom.
THE PRISONER exchange dis-
cussions resumed yesterday after
a two-week recess in which staff
officers sought means of breaking
the deadlock over the Allies de-
mand for voluntarily repatriation
of POW's.
Whether the long recess had
been productive was not indi-
cated after yesterday's 31-min-
ute meeting.
In an adjoining conference tent,
Allied and Communist sub-dele-
gates decided to return to staff
officers the problem of enforcing
an armistice. The sub-delegates
had been unable to resolve the two
key issues: Communist insistence
upon Russia as one of the neutral
inspector nations, and an Allied
demand'for a ban on military air-
field construction during a truce.

THE PRESIDENT has author-
ity under the law to extend regu-
lar enlistments for 12 months or
less, but- no volunteer enlistment
may be so extended more than
"Reduction of the extension.
period from 12 to nine months
is possible because the Armed
Forces have reached a leveling-
off stage requiring an overall
increase in strength of only 100,-
000 from June 30, 1952, to June
30, 1953," the Department said.
Men who are drafted and those
who enlist for two years rather
than wait for induction can not
by law remain in service for extra
time in the absence of a declara-
tion of war or the declaration of an
emergency by action of Congress.
As for the extension announced
today, the Department said the
step was taken largely because "it
would be unfair" to deprive men
now entering the Armed Forces
for the first time of the training
which they can receive only from
experienced men now in service.
Delegates Will
Be Chosen in
Twelve States
By The Associated Press
An even dozen states hold pri-
maries or political conventions in
the busy week ahead, with the
spotlight on New York and Penn-
sylvania whose Tuesday popularity
primaries will elect 220 delegates
of both parties to the July Na-
tional Conventions.
This is the picture today in the
two hot-spot states:
Pennsylvania-has 70 votes at
each party's nominating conven-
t~ir " n. h hnv1..I'an '-. ra i nl..n.a n...

State Communists Must
Sign-up by ensa
Michigan's Communists have until Wednesday to register under
the terms of the Trucks Communist Control Act signed into law by.
Gov. G. Mennen Williams Friday.
If you are a member of the Communist Party, failure to register
with your local headquarters of the State Police carries a fine of
$10,000, 10 years in jail or both. (The nearest office of the state
police in this area is at Michigan Ave. and Park St. in Ypsilanti.)
* * * *
OFFICIALLY, the threat seems to have had little effect on the
Party, and all estimates obtainable indicate that compliance with


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