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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 1952
Holding Out in
Cell Block 15
" . * s
DAZED HOSTAGE ESCORTED TO SAFETY
Guard Tom Elliott is set free after three days of terror.
SLASHED INFORMER TALKS TO REPORTERS f
Holdouts turn over "Stoolie" -to authorities.
Indications were last night that
the Joint Judiciary Council may
conclude its recommendations to
the University sub-committee on
the McPhaul dinner cases in a
meeting at 3 p.m. today,
"We still hope there may be a
decision today," Dean of Students
Erich A. Walter said last night.
However, it is possible the matter
might not be completely settled
by the Judiciary until a later date.
MEANWHILE, campus Young
Progressives utilized a new avenue
of protest to the McPhaul dinner
YP members unanimously vot-
ed to invite President Harlan H.
Hatcher or his representative to
attend the group's next meeting
on Tuesday, April 29, and clarify
the administration's stand on
In a letter to President Hatcher,
the Young Progressives stated:
"We have strong reason to believe
that the administration has shown
flagrant disregard for academic
freedom, free speech and personal
rights in regard to the McPhaul
The group plans to confront
President Hatcher with students
r who claim to have been wronged
in the investigations.
.. The YP letter also said: "We
wish it to be clearly known that
we are not making an official
charge against the administration
at this time but are only seeking
to determine if violation of 'stu-
dent rights has occurred."
FURTHER protest to the Mc-
Phaul investigation came from
Rev. Charles Hill of the Hartford
Avenue Baptist Church in Detroit
who spoke to a meeting of the-
Ann Arbor Progressive Party last
Rev. Hill, a fiery witness in
last month's Detroit Red probe,
stated that he didn't know
"what McPhaul could say that
would disturb the Regents."
Earlier in his talk, he attacked
the American educational system
for its fear of "exposing students
rto all philosophies.'
* * *
Twc other campus organiza-
tions, Students for Democratic Ac-
tion and the Young Democrats,
,went on record last night as op-
posing the alleged tactics being
used in the McPhaul dinner in-
Harriman Tosses Hat'
In Democratic Arena
WASHINGTON--(P)-Foreign Aid chief W. Averell Harriman
tossed his hat into the ring yesterday in a full-fledged bid for the
Democratic presidential nomination.
The 60-year-old New Yorker told newsnen he Will conduct a
fighting nation-wide campaign keyed to the Truman administra-
tion's domestic and foreign policies.
HARRIMAN CALLED for strong "progressive, liberal" policies on
the-home front and "unfaltering world leadership" in foreign affairs.
" A longtime disciple of the Roose-
velt-Truman "Deal" programs,
Re Evasion . dating back to Franklin D. Roose-
velt's first year in the White House
in 1933. Harriman was praised by
Cailed Truce President Truman last week as a
"great liberal" and as qualified for
Tbll the presidency.
Talking to reporters, Harri-
man said he wanted to assure
MUNSAN, Korea - (P) -Allied his supporters he would be an
negotiators yesterday charged the active candidate-thus count-
Communists with "evading" solu- ering reports that his chief
tion t othe Korean truce supervi- function would be to hold New
sion deadlock and said the UN York's 94-vote delegation to-
Command "now awaits action on gether until leaders decided
your part." whom to back at the national
The chief Red staff officers re- convention.
torted, "To be frank, I believe that Some party bigwigs had said
there will be no progress at all last week at the outset of a fledg-
until your side changes its atti- ling boom for Harriman that they
tude . ." didn't expect the lanky, greying
While the negotiators haggled New Yorker to go far on a na-
for 19 fruitless minutes, a bar- tional scale.
rage of UN artillery shells land- But Harriman noted that a
ed just outside the neutral con- national Harriman - for Presi-
ference site. dent Committee, headed by Sen.
Lehman and Rep. Franklin D.
It jarred the floor inside," re- Roosevelt, Jr., both of New York,
ported Col. Don 0. Darrow, chief has been organized to push his
allied staff officer, candidacy in a nationwide cam-
Darrow opened the brief meet- paign.
ing with a statement on the two Harriman, son -of the late rail-
existing deadlocks-the Red nom- road magnate E. H. Harriman,
ination of Russia as a neutral na- who once controlled 60,000 miles
tion truce inspector and the UN of the nation's rail systems, is the
demand for a ban on airfield con- fourth avowed candidate for the
struction during an armistice. Democratic nomination.
To Cut Off
ial critics of President Truman's
seizure of the steel industry failed
by a narrow margin yesterday in a
move to deprive him entirely of
federal funds to operate the mills.
In the House, meanwhile, a reso-
lution was introduced to impeach
him for the seizure. There were
predictions it probably never
would come to a House vote.
BUT THE Senate Banking
Committee launched a move
which may exert more pressure on
.the Administration. It voted to in-
vestigate government handling of
the steel dispute-and to hold up
action meantime, on a bill to ex-
tend the wage-price controls pro-
Since the Administration calls
the program vitally necessary,
some Senators figured the bank-
ing committee's decision might
act as a spur to settle the steel
The senate voted, 47 to 29, to
take up a proposal to bar the use
of any federal funds for opera-
tion of the steel mills, but because
a two thirds vote was needed
under the existing parliamentary
situation, the move was defeated
for the time being at least.
A shift of four votes in the line-
up would have given the foes of
seizure the necessary two-thirds
KANSAS CITY-(MP)-New rain
poured a heavy new weight of
water into the choked Missouri
It sent expected flood crests up-
ward, toppled more dikes and add-
ed to troubles of weary flood
fighters. More rain is in the off-
"WE'RE STILL in pretty bad
shape," said river forecaster E. C.
Corkill at Kansas City.
Recognizing that, the House
passed a $25,000,000 disaster re-
lief bill in Washington yester-
day for the stricken Missouri
Valley. It now goes to the Sen-
Funds would be administered by
President Truman, who already
has been asked-for the second
time in a year-to grant aid to his
flooded home state.
Fourth Day of
By ZANDER HOLLANDER
and BILL WIEGAND
Special To The Daily
JACKSON-Block 15, powder-
keg and grim holdout in the three
days of rioting at Southern Mich-
igan Prison, erupted a steady
stream of knifed and slugged dis-
senters yesterday climaxed by the
release of one of eleven guard
hostages whose lives have shielded
riot ringleaders in the discipline
block-known as "The Hole."
Five convicts, purged as "stool-
ies," were thrown chain-whipped
and bleeding from the isolated
block. A sixth, labelled "bugs" by
inmates, stumbled out saying
"they didn't want to hurt me."
* * *
THE ACTUALITY and threat
of violence lingered like a pall
over this world's largest prison
with a continual din from scat-
tered cellblocks and bands of
knife-armed prisoners, the weap-
ons stolen from the wrecked din-
ing unit, roamed several buildings.
Released hostage Thomas El-
liott, a 24 year old prison guard,
emerged unharmed but near
nervous collapse. Turned over
to waiting prison authorities by
Block spokesman Earl Ward, a
28-year-old reported paranoid,
Elliott took part in a weirdly
cordial ceremony of farewell
which Ward enacted twice for
the photographers' benefit. Scant
hours before, the same grin-
ning convicts had held knives to
the throats of the eleven hos-
tage guards, including Elliott.
The single release followed a
radio broadcast by two Block 15
rebels, Ray Young and Russell
Jarboe, in which the youthful pair
reiterated the holdouts' 11 de-
mands for reforms of "abuses."
* * *
IN A MODERATE and well-
written statement, Young and
Jarboe urged fellow prisoners over
the inter-prison radio hookup to
"please be quiet enough" so that
intermittent negotiations between
Warden Julian C. Frisbie's repre-
sentatives and the Block 15 ring-
leaders could be continued.
The eleven demands got gen-
eral agreement from the War-
den at a news conference at 8
p.m. yesterday. Frisbie agreed
wholeheartedly to the rebels'
cardinal demand-that no re-
prisals be taken against prison-
ers for the riot.
See RIOT, Page 6
Michigras tickets will be on
sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to-
day and tomorrow, and from
9 a.m. to noon on Friday.
Booths will be located in An-
gell Hall, on the diag, and in
downtown Goodyear's. Tickets
may also be purchased at local
Tickets will be sold Friday
and Saturday nights at Yost
Students signed up to work
on the ticket committee the
nights of Michigras will be no-
tified by mail before Friday, ac-
cording to Nancy Brewer, '53,
CELL BLOCK 15 INMATES APPEAL FOR ORDER .
Ray Young (left) and Russ Jarboe (right) cooperate with Vernon Fox, deputy warden, in a plea for quiet.
ATOM BOMB SITE, Nev.-(P)-
An atom bomb, its searing heat
and blast of unusual ferocity, was
exploded yesterday as 1,500 troops
huddled in foxholes along an
atomic warfare "battlefront."
The soldiers were unhurt by the
mighty explosion, proving that
foxholes can shelter men from
even the World's most destructive
weapon. Seconds after the explo-
sion of the bomb, dropped from a
B-50 and detonated at 3,500 feet
only about 31/ miles from the
troops, the soldiers and the gener-
als who were with them stood up-
* * *
THESE MEN were nearer than
any human had been, except in
heavy concrete bunkers-and ex-
cept for the people of Hiroshima
and Nagasaki who saw the bomb
closer and died.
The explosion, in the crystal
clear air of Nevada under a deep
blue and cloudless sky, was a
pictorial wonder. In the seconds
immediately after the blast,
with its accompanying unearth-
ly brilliant light, a gigantic
smoke ring floated upward over
ground zero. Seashell colors-
pink, salmon, cream-tinted it.
For the first time, paratroopers
were dropped to back up atomic
fire power on a theoretical enemy.
ONE HOUR and 45 minutes aft-
er the explosion-when the radio-
logical safety teams with their
geiger counters found the area
safe-about 120 picked paratroops
leaped from four planes flying
about 1,000 feet above the black-
ened spot on the desert over which
the bomb had burst.
The army now had the hypo-
thetical enemy where it wanted
him. He had been blasted by the
* * *
Ike Scores Easy'
By The Associated Press
Pennsylvania Republicans gave Gen. Dwight D. Eisenh. wer an
overwhelming popular vote last night as results came in from the
state's primary election.
In New York, Eisenhower's friends won seven of 11 New York
Republican primary contests, indicating he will receive at least 85
or 90 of the State's 96 votes at the Republican National Convention.
* * *' *
THE GENERAL was running about five to one ahead of his op-
ponents in the Keystone State preferential presidential balloting.
Only one of his opponents was
on the ballot, Harold E. Stas-
sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio was
third behind Stassen, but had
asked his supporters not to write
him in. The preferential vote is
not binding on the state's dele-
gates to the nominating conven-
tion in Chicago.
Taft had said the results of the
popularity poll would not affect
the presidential preference of
delegates at the July party con-
* * *
ON THE Democratic side of the
ballot, Sen. Estes Kefauver of
Tennessee was ahead in the pop-
ularity contest. There were no
candidates on the Democratic bal-
lot, all names being written in.
Most of the 94 New York Demo-
cratic convention votes will go to
W. Averell Harriman,' director of
the Federal Mutual Security
Agency, endorsed by 45 of the
state's 62 Democratic county
chairman as a "favorite son."
President Truman, who has said
he won't run again, Sen. Robert S.
Kerr of Oklahoma, and Gov. Ad-
lai E. Stevenson of Illinois, who
said he "could not accept" the
par y nomination, trailed Ke-
fauver in the popularity contest.
The Pennsylvania GOP ballot-,
ing early this morning, with 4,266
of 8,421 precincts reporting, stood
at: Eisenhower, 413,388; Stassen
54,005; Taft (write-in) 49,135.
The three lecturers, soon' to ap-
pear in the Marriage Lecture Ser-
ies, were given "raving reviews"
by informal student "reviewers"
following the completion of last
Many of the students came up
with such comments as "excellent
speaker-be sure and include him
next year," "'very frank and well
presented" or "held the audience
in rapt attention."
The opinions were given by
the students following the last
lecture of the 1951 Series on an
evaluation sheet. The three lec-
turers, Dr. Allan C. Barnes,
Prof. Ernest G. Osborne, and Dr,
Evelyn M. Duvall, will soon speak
in the 1952 Series.
Dr. Duvall is the author of the
-book, "Facts on Life and Love"
which the New York Times called
"sane, sound, reassuring." Prof.
Osborne is the field consultant of
the National Congress of Parents
and Teachers and holds a profes-
sorship in the Columbia Univer-
sity Teachers College. He is the
author of the book, "The Family
Tickets for the series will be on
sale from 10 a.m. to noon and 3
p.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow
in the Union, the League, the
Administration Bldg. and Lane
Assistant Dean of Studentsala
W. Parker, chairman of the series,
urged all students to bring their
ID cards when purchasing tickets.
Cookie To Give
Alistair Cooke, chief United
States correspondent of the Man-
chester Guardian, will be the main
speaker at the 29th annual Hon-
ors Convocation, at 11 a.m. Fri-
day in Hill Auditorium.
Honored at the program will be
613 students who have received
OPENS MAY 13:
Noted Stars To Spark
Spring Drama Season
WILCOX BOWS OUT:
SL To Elect New Cabinet Tonight
A host of celebrated Broadway-
ites will invade Ann Arbor on May.
13 to open the University spring
First on the bill of five plays is
"Goodbye, My Fancy" which will
star Sylvia Sidney, familiar ac-
tress of stage, screen and televis-
ion. The plot of this comedy iA
laid in a typical college town and
is slanted to please the local aud-
* * *
JOAN BLONDELL will arrive
on Broadway, which are now be-
ing filled by Jessica Tandy and
The week of June 2 heralds an-
other topnotch play-"A Date
With April," starring Constance
Bennett. "A Dak With April" will
open in New York next fall with
the same cast.'
To ring- down the curtain on
the series, birector Valentine
Windt of the speech department
is bringing "Venus Observed" to
Ann Arbor. Written by Chris-
By HARLAND BRITZ
Leonard Wilcox's long career as
president and member of Student
Legislature will come to an end
tonight as the semi-annual SL
Cabinet elections take the campus
The politicking will take place
as a part of the weekly SL meet-
ing at 7:30 p.m. in the dining room
of Strauss-Anderson houses at the
Chairman Roger Wilkins, '53, is
the only sure candidate but either
of the presidential hopefuls may
wind up as a contender for the
veep post. Bob Neary, '54, also
looms as a darkhorse.
SUSAN POPKIN, '54, and Jean
Jones, '53 are in the race for re-
cording secretary. Miss Popkin is
the present public relations direc-
tor, and Miss Jones heads the cul-
IN CONTENTION for the two
member-at-large posts will be
Shirley Cox, '54, Sondra Diamond,
'53, and Robin Glover, '53. Miss
Glover is currently corresponding
secretary. Miss Diamond is chair-
man of the International Commit-
tee, while Miss Cox is NSA co-
In accordance with usual SL
tradition, it is doubtful whether
any of the newly elected legisla-