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Latest Deadline in the State

VOL. LXII, No. 141




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I Grads Will
Take Over
r In Autumn.
Dorm Residents
Deery Measure
Over vehement student opposi
tion, the administration decide
yesterday to turn over Tyler an
Prescott Houses in East Quac
rangle to 200 women graduate stu
dents next fall.
x It was also announced that Vic
tor Vaughan residence, occupied b
women students since last Septem
ber, will remain a co-ed house.
s* "
THE NEW housing plan was ap
proved yesterday afternoon at
meeting attended by Presider
Harlan H. Hatcher and other to
University officials.
Immediately following the de-
cision, Dean of Students Erich
A. Walter presented the plan to
the Board of Governors of Resi-
dence Halls.
The Board "regretfully reaches
the conclusion" that the action wa
necessary because of present over
crowding of women's housing unit
and a predicted increase in th
number of women students ox
campus next fall.
Francis C. Shiel, manager a
service enterprises, could not pre
diet when men would return t(
the houses, but added "we ar
talking in terms of three to fiv
years." Victor Vaughan will even
tually be a men's dorm once agair
but not in the "foreseeable fu
ture," Shiel said.
However, both he and Deat
Walter anticipate no further fe
male occupancy in men's unit
beyond the new plans.
Fear was expressed by student
and administrators alike that th
decision would seriously affect thi
Michigan House Plan.
LAST NIGHT at a joint meet-
ing of the three Quad Councils
Dean Walter said he thought the
move would "tend to impede" the
famed housing plan, but added
"you cannot operate a university
without being affected by the
twists of the world."
However the joint councils
' went on record against the plan,
asking for reversal of the deci-
East Quad President and Boarc
of Governors student representa-
tive, Earl Alden, '52, declared stu-
dents should have been consulted
,. before the decision was made.
"I know this move will disrupi
the tradition and spirit of the
Michigan House Plan which
stresses the individuality of the
houses," he maintained.
Dean Bacon saw the move as
"an interesting experiment in co-
educational housing." As yet de-
tails have not been worked out
on where the women will eat or
what co-operative facilities will
be utilized.
Board of Governors women's
representative, Sue Wladis, '53,

voicing co-ed opposition said, "tra-
dition should hold precedence over
Seizure Ruling
Slated Today
By The Associated Press
United States District Court
Judge David A. Pine put off un-
til today the completion of legal
arguments on the steel industry's
plea for an injunction which
would void President Truman's
As soon as arguments are ended,



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-Daily-Myles Gray
FINAL TOUCH-A last minute going over is given to one of the booths at Yost Field House before
the opening of the Michigras carnival tonight.
Michigras Hits Tow Today

'Ultimatum !
Got Russians
Out of Iran
Truman Explains
Action of 1946
Truman stirred up a short-lived
sensation yesterday by saying he
sent Premier Stalin an ultimatum
-backed up by the presence of
U. S. troops and ships in the
Middle East-and forced the Rus-
sians to get out of Iran in 1946,
Truman's "disclosure," which he
volunteered at a news conference,
startled and even amazed official
circles until the White House,
some three hours later, announced
officially that:
1-The President did not send
a personal- note to Stalin that
led to Russia's evacuation of the
Middle East country, and
2-Truman used the word ulti-
matum in a "non-technical, lay-
man sense"-that is, he didn't
mean to imply he told the Rus-
sians to get outAor we would go
to war.
THE PRESIDENT meant, it was
explained, that U. S. leadership
exerted in the United Nations, and
"through diplomatic channels,"
was a major factor in bringing
about Russian withdrawal from
The President brought up the
Iran matter himself in outlining
some of the actions he and
other presidents have taken to
meet national emergencies.
He said the country right now
is faced with an emergency as
great as any in its history. He said
it is trying to keep free nations
armed, and keep our forces in
Korea from being shot in the
And that, he declared, is why
he felt it necessary to take over
the strike-threatened steel indus-
* * *
TRUMAN ADDED midlly that a
congressional move to impeach him
for seizing the steel mills is just
a political proposition, adding that
he has a pretty good defense.
He said also that he never
has given any thought to taking
over the nation's newspapers
and radio stations, despite a lot
of published "hooey" to that ef-
The White House "clarification"
of Truman's statements about Iran
were pretty much at odds with
what the President himself said,
and repeated under questioning, at
the news conference-adding that
he was telling the correspondents
something not previously divulged.
He said that in 1946-at first
he said 1945, then decided it might
have been later-he had to send
an ultimatum to the head of the
Soviet Union to get out of Iran.
The Russians got out, the Presi-
dent said, because this country was
in a position then to meet a situa-
tion of that kind.

-Daily-Roger Reinke
REUNION-One of the eight Jackson prison guards held hostage
by rioting Cell Block 15 inmates for four days greets his wife and
child after his release yesterday. The hostages were visibly shaken
by their ordeal but unharmed.
Fire More Summoned
Before Joit Judiciar
The McPhaul dinner investigation appeared to be broadening
last night, as it was learned that several new witnesses have been
called to appear before the Joint Judiciary Council this morning.
Although it could not be discovered exactly how many were
scheduled to testify, at least five were summoned.
, , , ,R
NONE OF THESE have previously testified before the special
faculty-student investigating committee which originally handled
the probe. The Judiciary has thus far questioned only the fourteen
- students known to have attended

After months of planning and
furious last minute preparations,
Michigras will make a spectacular
1952 bow at 3:30 p.m. today with
an hour and a half long parade.
The colorful, panoramaof
Kansas City
Beats Flood
City stood the strain yesterday
as the upper Missouri River's
greatest flood surged past on its
way to the sea.
"I'm smiling today because it
looks awfully good," Brig. Gen.
Don G. Shingler of Omaha, Mis-
souri River division engineer, said.
"But when the record flood on the
Missouri is passing your doornand
you're sitting behind dirt, you have
to be watchful."
* * *
SHINGLER explained the Mis-
souri is carrying about 400,000
cubic feet of water a second-much
less than the paralyzing flood of
1951. Last year the rampaging
Kansas River dumped more than
500,000 cubic feet a second into the
Missouri at Kansas City.
An emergency fence of lumber
and sandbags-flashboarding of
the kind that saved Omaha and
Council Bluffs last week-was built
on top of the dikes.

floats, bands, balloons and clowns
will usher in the festive weekend
activity at Yost Field House.
* * * .
a THIRTY-THREE floats are en-'
'tered in the mile-long parade
which is expected to be seen by
ten thousand people as it passes
through town. Beginning at Cath-
erine and Fourth Streets, the par-
ade will be officially reviewed by
judges in front of the Union.
The other half 'of Michigras,
the Yost Field House carnival,
will begin its fun-packed two-
day stand at 7 p.m. Concessions,
33 booths, and amusement rides
will begin operating at 7:30 p.m.
and before the fair is over they
are expected to have entertained
twenty thousand people.
"Fifty Years With Michigras"
Tobin Attacks Ike
As 'Mystery Man'
retary of Labor Maurice Tobin,
in 'one of the first administration
attacks on Gen. Dwight D. Eisen-
hower as a politician, said last
night the Democratic party "is-
n't interested in a mystery man"
as a candidate for president.
"It won't be satisfied with a
smile or a good military record or
a knack for kissing babies," Tobin'
said in a speech for Cumberland's
Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner.

is the theme of the bi-annual
pageant which received its im-
petus in 1902 with a two-day show
at Waterman and Barbour gym-
THIS YEAR'S production is ex-
pected to break all records for at-
tendance and interest. Three prizes
See special Michigras supple-
ment, Pages 7, 8, 9 and 10.
will be awarded for the best judg-
ed floats and three more will be
given booths at the carnival.
Women have been granted 1:30
a.m. permission on both nights as
the carnival will last until 1 a.m.
The admission price for the
carnival and the ceiling price for
booths is 45 cents.
Trophy winners for floats and
booths will be announced on Sat-
urday night over the loud speaker.
Judges for the parade are Mayor
William E. Brown, Jr., Richard
Wilt, instructor in the School of
Architecture and Design, and J.
Fred Lawton, composer of the
lyrics for Varsity. Booth judges
have not yet been named.
World News
By The Associated Press
defense officials of 42 states, the
federal government, Hawaii, Can-
ada, and Puerto Rico opened three
days of secret security discussion
sessions here yesterday.
* * *
LONDON-The London Even-
ing News said yesterday it un-
derstands QueenElizabethun1
has approved June 2, 1953, as
her coronation day.
* * *
MENTON, France -- Mountain
torrents swept disaster onto this
French Riviera resort city last
night with an impact of land-
slides similar to a small earth-
The number of dead could not
be learned immediately, but 10
persons were known to be miss-
ing after the slides.
Millions of city folks-local ones
excepted-will turn their clocks
ahead one hour Sunday for the
annual start of five months of

All Reforms
By "Officials
But Att'v General
May Prosecute
Special To The Daily
Cellblock Fifteen surrendered
yesterday at four p.m.
Eight hostage guards emerged,
shaken but unharmed, from the
inmate stronghold shortly after
the convicts themselves had filed
out as they had promised many
hours before. The evacuation went
according to schedule, Warden
Julian N. Frisbie said, and the
four-day Southern Michigan pris-
on riot was at an end.
THE QUESTION of who had
won was apparently yet to be de-
termined. Although Warden Fris-
bie had accepted the eleven point
demand of the rebel convicts, late
interpretations of the agreement
by Attorney General Frank C.
Millard indicated that no immun-,
ity had been granted to the 169
inmates who had surrendered.
The guarantee against repris-
als, Millar6 said, did not mean
that crimes committed during
tlhe violent riot would go un-
"No state official, not even the
Supreme Court, can grant anyone
immunity for the.commisson of
a crime," Millard said.
The eight hostage guards, most
of whom broke down whe re-
united with their families at tle
main gate, did not seem to care
for'the moment. All reported god
treatment at the hands of the in-
mates, and returned to their homes
THE DRAMATIC clifnax of the
long, cloudy afternoon came while
about 50 newsmen watched from
a distant roof overlooking Block
A squadron of armed prison
guards had come out of the main
corridor of the prison proper a
few minutes before four o'clock.
They were closely followed by
Warden Frisbie, Captain Harold
Tucker, Asst. Deputy Warden
Vernon Fox, and Deputy Warden
George Bacon.
When the doors to the -beleag
uered block were flung open, ex-
actly on time, rebel leader Earl E.
Ward, kidnap-murderer, appeared
at the door to survey the scene.
He seemed satisfied, and immed-
iately the long parade of convicts
from the inside began.
Each- of them backed out and
was searched individually by
Ward's first lieutenant, "Crazy
Jack" Hyatt. As the line filed past,
a pile of butcher knives, pickaxes,
and other weapons grew next to
the door, but the parade from
Block Fifteen was orderly and
without official intervention.
* * *
THE CONVICTS then passed
into the mess hall for a dinner of
steak and ice cream, a menu they
had requested as one of the con-
ditions of their release.
Before Ward and his immed-
iate assistants left the block
themselves they gathered all
the weapons still within and

deposited them before the offi-
cials. Then Frisbie, Bacon, and
Fox were invited inside, and
when they reappeared in a few
minutes, the guards were with
The reign of King Earl ended
a few moments later when he
joined a prison guard near the
mess hall kitchen and passed in-
side. The inmates returned to- a
guarded block after they ate.
See JACKSON, Page 6
Youths Stage
Riot in Berlin
BERLIN --(P)- About 25,000
Communist Blue Shirts stormed
West Berlin's frontier last night
in a professed peace rally that
resulted in a few cracked heads
and 14 arrests.

Reds Call OffI
Prisoner Talks
By The Associated Press
MUNSAN, Korea, Friday,
April 25 - Communist nego-
tiators today called off secret
talks at Panmunjom on pris-
oner exchange in a Korean
A UN spokesman immediately
proposed that the prisoner talks
be recessed indefinitely.
Col. George W. Hickman, UN
staff officer, said the UN Com-
mand wants to resurvey its stand
in the light of this new develop-
The Reds said they wanted to
call off the closed door talks, a
UN spokesman reported, because
the Allies have used them "to de-
ceive the world on this central
question of the negotiations and'
to carry out their aim of forcibly
retaining captured personnel of
this side."
Allied and Red staff officers try-
ing to solve the problem of truce
supervision met only 14 minutes.

the McPhaul dinner March 6 at
the Union.
The Judiciary now is setting
its sights at a decision early next
week. Earlier, it hOd been pre-
dicted that the recommenda-
tions to the University sub-com-
mittee on discipline would be
ready by yesterday.
It is not clear at the moment
what the significance of the call-
ing of further witnesses is. It is
possible that, in the course of the
Judiciary hearings, more names of
students attending the dinner
have been uncovered.
Nearly 30 students were at the
banquet, but the original investi-
;ating committee only discovered
the names of 14.
These were all charged with vio-
lation of a Regent's by-law on the
use of University property.
Cobo Stricken
By Heart .A.ttack
DETROIT- (A)--Mayor Albert
E. Cobo suffered an acute heart
attack last night after he had ad-
dressed a high school football ban-
quet and was reported in serious
Cobo, 59 years old, was first re-
moved to his home in a patrol
wagon but later was ordered mov-
ed to Henry Ford Hospital.

Correspondent To Talk
At ConvocationToday

Prisoners Head for Chow

"How to Wean an American"
will be the topic of an address by
Alistair Cooke, chief American
correspondent for the Manchester
Guardian and commentator for
the British Broadcasting System
at the 29th annual Honors Convo-
Oil Workers Plan
Nationwide Strike.
DENVER-(A)--The Oil Work-
ers International Union (CIO)
called a meeting of its 26-mem-
ber policy committee for Denver

cation at 11 a.m. today in Hill
Cooke will speak before the 613
students receiving rewards, their
families and special guests. The
convocation is open to the general
HONORED will be 28 James B.
Angell Scholars who have main-
tained an alt-A record for the
past two semesters; 224 seniors,
98 juniors and 107 sophomores
having an average equivalent to at
least half A and half B for the
past two semesters.
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