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VOL. LXII, No. 150

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, MAY 6, 1952

SIX PAGES

degaard Named Dean

of Literary College

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-Daily-Don Campbell
OWNER SURVEYS FORMER HOME
. * * *

ire Destroys Several '
Vet Village HousMg Units
A fire, apparently started by a gas explosion, completely destroyed
two and one half housing units at 5:30 p.m. yesterday in Willow
Village.
The first unit at 1106 Goshen housed Willis Pitts, Grad. and his
mother. Pitts who is working on his doctors degree in speech was
away with his mother when the fire occurred.
S * * s
THE FIRE STARTED in the second apartment while Glenn Tay-

City Police
Wound SQ
Dishwasher
Leads Model Life
Before Arrest
By RUSS AU WERTER
A South Quad dishwasher want-
ed for jumping bond in Chicago
was shot in the leg at 2:30 p.m.
yesterday when he attempted to
escape arrest by city police.
The six-foot plus, 230 pound
quad worker was known to his
friends and co-workers as "Rick
James" but police records showed
his real name to be Richard
Moore, Jr.
Moore was wanted by Cook
County, Ill., police on two counts:
assault with intent to murder and
bond forfeiture. He was also want-
ed by the FBI for unlawful flight
to avoid prosecution.
Students who knew Moore were
shocked with the news of arrest
and many were in sympathy with
the statement made by quad direc-
tor Leo Vogel when he said "Rick
was an exceptional worker and
well liked by everybody who knew
him."
Local police first got word that
Moore might be in Ann Arbor early
in April when they received a des-
cription and picture from Illinois
police.
By last week police had deter-
mined that Moore was either em-
ployed by the University or was in
attendance as a student.
Last Saturday police received a
fugitive warrant from Chicago.
Yesterday Detectives John Wolters
and George Simmons questioned
quad director Vogel as to the
whereabouts of Moore. He then
took them to where Moore was
working.
Though Moore denied he was a
fugitive he agreed to go down to
the station to have his finger
prints checked.
He asked if he could take his
washing out of a machine and put
it in his room before he left. He
took the washing to his room and
started to unlock the door but
then made a sudden bolt away
from Wolters and Simmons and
escaped out a side entrance.
T h e detectives chased h i mn
around the west end of the build-
ing firing two warning shots into
the air. Moore didn't stop and a
third shot hit his right leg, fell-
ing him.
Moore is being held at Saint Jo-
seph Hospital under police guard
to await extradition.
Cassidy Lake Quiz
Yields No Clues
Continued questioning of in-
mates at the Cassidy Lake Train-
ing School failed yesterday to pro-
duce any new leads in the slaying
of young Anthony Bedard whose
body was found in a camp septic
tank weighted down by a concrete
block.

bor, a Kaiser Frazer employe, his

Oil Strikers Still
Remain Off Job
Union Hints Terms May Be Reached
Well Below Their Initial Demands
DENVER-(.P)-The leader of a striking oil union dropped a
broad hint yesterday that the strike could be settled on wage terms
well below the union coalition's initial demands.
O. A. Knight, president of the CIO Oil Workers International,j
which has its headquarters in Denver, said in a statement: "Anytimej
an oil company will offer us 182 cents in cash, the strike at that
company's plant would undoubtedly end in a short time."
* * * *
KNIGHT WAS commenting on reported terms of a settlement in
California involving a union which is not among the 22 CIO, AFL
i "and independent unions which

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HIST Asks
For Flood
fInsurance
WASHINGTON-(AP)-A system
of government insurance against
flood damage, backed by a one
and a half billion dollar fund, was
urged upon Congress yesterday by
President Truman.
Proposed legislation which Tru-
man sent to Capitol Hill would
allow the Reconstruction Finance
Corporation to issue such insur-
ance directly or reinsure policies
written by private companies.
* * *
TH1E RFC initially would be
authorized to commit up to 500
million dollars. With Presidential
approval, it could be increased by
500 millions on July 1, 1953, and
by a like amount a year later.
"The lack of such an insur-
ance system," Truman said in
a special message, "is a major
gap in the means by which a
man can make his home, his
farm or his business secure
against financial loss.
"The reasons for enacting such
legislation are very clear. At pres-
ent, insurance against flood dam-
age is virtually unobtainable from
private insurance companies, nor,
does it seem likely that the pri-
vate companies by themselves will
find it possible to write flood in-
surance at reasonable rates."
The RFC would be barred from
issuing insurance in cases where
it is available from private firms
"at reasonable rates."
MacArthur
To Give Short
Speech Here
In a brief, ceremonial Ann Arbor
visit, Gen. Douglas MacArthur
will speak for five minutes at 10
a.m. May 16 in front of Hill Audi-
torium, City Council president
Cecil 0. Creal announced yester-
day.
* * *

rife, and four children were visiting
Sneighbors. An illegal coil heater
was found in the unit but was not
believed to have caused the fire.
The third apartment which
was not completely destroyed
but was still uninhabitable was
empty when the fire broke out.
Neighbors said that they became
aware of the fire when they heard
a terrific explosion and saw flames
leaping 70 feet in the air followed
by a huge cloud of smoke from the
second unit. The fire spread, en-
veloping the two adjacent units.
The fire department arrived
quickly and was able to keep the
fire from spr~eading further. Af-
ter twenty minutes the fire was
completely under control.
Court Evicts
Wiliam_ Allen*
DETROIT-(P)-William A. Al-
lan, correspondent in Detroit for
The Daily Worker, was ordered
evicted from a public housing pro-
ject today.
Eviction proceedings had been
brought against Allan subsequent
to his being named a Communist
leader in Michigan before the
House ' Un-American Activities
Committee.

iNew Officer

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Steel labor
Dispute Still
Unsettled
WASHINGTON -('P) - The big
steel labor dispute remained stuck
on dead center yesterday with ne-
gotiations suspended and a solu-
tion apparently as far off as ever.
All sides seemed to be waiting
for an eventual Supreme Court
ruling on the questioned legality
of President Truman's steel in-
dustry seizure nearly a month ago.
It may be weeks before the high
court decides the case. Its hear-
ings start next Monday.
* * *
THE STEEL industry, mean-
time, slowly returned to full pro-
duction of the vital metal after
last week's three-day strike. Even
though negotiations have G, -
lapsed, the men remained at work
as the union president, Philip Mur-
ray, had promised.
Thirteen Republican Senators
introduced legislation to direct
Secretary of Commerce Sawyer,
government boss of the seized
industry, to give up the steel
plants and return them to their
private.owners.
Sen. Hugh Butler (R-Neb), one
of the sponsors, urged early Sen-
ate consideration. It seemednun-
likely, however, that the Senate
would act while the issue is before
the Supreme Court.
* * *
WHILE THE mills generally re-
ported good progress toward re-
sumption fo production, a com-
plaint was made by Orval Kincaid,
a union sub-district director at
Gary, Ind., that the U.S. Steel
Corp. was dragging its feet.
"U.S. Steel is not making a
genuine effort to get people back
to work," he said. "Some people
have reported for work at the
sheet and tin mill and have been
told to go fishing for a week.
"We feel it is an organized move
on the part of industry to make
the government look bad in its op-
eration of the mills."
World Newsf
Roundup
By The Associated Press
MUNSAN, Korea - The United
Nations Command maintained
strict silence yesterday on the
secret, top-level Korean armistice
talks, but it was apparent that
no progress had been made.
Both sides agreed to meet again
today at Panmunjom, at 11 a.m.
(9 p.m. Ann Arbor time.)
Meanwhile, Allied fighter-bomb-
ers, using a new strategy of satur-
ation bombing, ripped gaping
holes yesterday in an important
segment of the Communist rail
system in Korea.
WASHINGTON-Lt. Gen. Al-
bert C. Wedemeyer claimed yes-
terday that Gen. Douglas Mac-
Arthur has thrown his support
to Sen. Robert A. Taft, of Ohio,
in the race for the Republican
Presidential nomination.
In New York, a MacArthur
spokesman said that the former

called the strike last Wednesday.
The strike was ordered to
back up the union's demands
for a wage increase of 25 cents
per hour plus higher extra pay
for night work. The current
scale averages $2 to $2.10 per
hour.
The Los Angeles agreement be-
tween the Independent Union of
Petroleum Workers and Standard
Oil of California included benefits
worth 182 cents an hour, a union
spokesman said.
But at San Francisco, a com-
pany official said they figured it
amounts to a 15-cent boost in
base pay.
The Standard Oil agreement
covers. 5,000 employes in oil fields,
refineries and offices in Los Ange-
les, San Francisco and Bakersfield,
Calif. The union had not been on
strike.
* * *
AS THE controversy went on,
Michigan cautiously gauged its
waning supply of gasoline yester-
day.
Levels were falling and a crisis
point was expected by mid-week.
Already, the strike had stopped
See OIL, Page 6
Fox Facing
Investigation
By Governor
JACKSON -(P) -Dr. Vernon
Fox at times felt like he was "deal-
ing with Hitler" in the peace ne-
gotiations with mutiny leader Earl
Ward in the Southern Michigan
Prison riot.
The removed Assistant Deputy
Warden and .prison psychologist
gave this as one of his impressions
in testifying yesterday before Gov.
Williams'- investigating commis-
sion.
S* *
ON THE eleventh day after the
riot the big prison, although quiet
for the most patt, was still being
watched carefully.
Fox appeared as a witness be-
fore the investigating group a day
after the disclosure that his cri-
ticized congratulatory speech to
the mutineers was a part of a
pact with Ward.
THE FACT-FINDING panel al-
so told yesterday of friction within
Fox's individual treatment depart-.
ment.
Meanwhile Dr. Julio Olavarria,
Director General of Prisons in
Chile, declared yesterday an out-
sider should have conducted ne-
gotiations with rioting convicts at
Southern Michigan Prison.

CHARLES E. ODEGAARD, LITERARY COLLEGE DEAN
Accused Students File
AppealsForRe-hearing
The five students put on probation Saturday for "failure to co-
operate" with the Joint Judiciary Council in the McPhaul dinner in-
vetsigaton yesterday filed separate appeals for a rehearing with the
Office of Student Affairs.
There were indications that all would be granted full hearings
shortly.
THE STUDENTS involved, Valerie Cowen, '54, David Luce, Grad.,
Edward Shaffer, Grad., Myron Sharpe, Grad., and Stephen Smale,
Grad., applied for reconsideration
of the penalty which will force
p Ru Leysthem to drop out of extra-curricu-
Ia elar activities until Jan. 31, 1953.

Mahoney Win
In Maryland
BALTIMORE -(P)- George P.
Mahoney, an oppenent of the
Maryland Democratic organiza-
tion, was in sight last night of
the nomination for the U.S. Senate
in a primary election which also
saw Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn)
win easily in the presidential pref-
erence.
Kefauver was the only one run-
ning.
* * *
AN APPARENT Republican vic-
tory for Rep. J. Glenn Beall n
the Senatorial primary didn't give
much of an inkling of how Mary-
land may stand as against Gen.
Eisenhower and Sen. Taft.
Beall was supported by Gov.
Theodore R. McKeldin, who has
professed Eisenhower leanings.
McKeldin likely will go to Chi-
cago as a favorite son for a bal-
lot or two but then release the
24 delegates.
McKeldin said last night it
would be up to the delegation to
swing one way or the other, but
the Governor personally will have
a lot of influence in naming the
state's representation at Chicago.
Union Opera
Tomorrow is the deadline for
Executive Committee positions
on next year's Union Opera.
All petitions for finance, pro-
duction, promotions, programs,
music and general secretary
should be turned in at the Un-
ion main desk by 5 p.m.

T h e i r objections centered
around the protest that "we have
been found guilty of a charge on
which we were not tried."
Saturday's decision dropped the
charge of violation of a Regents'
by-law. The five students protest-
ed the Judiciary ruling which stat-
ed: "The misconduct penalties
levied by the Council are based
either on misrepresentation at the
dinner or conduct before the Coun-
cil . .
* * *
LUCE FELT that it was "gross-
ly improper procedure for a Uni-
versity disciplinary body to an-
nounce the verdict prior to an-
nouncing that any charge had been
made."
Shaffer and Miss Cowen ob-
jected that they had received no
prior notification that "refusal
to answer questions would be,
considered misconduct."
Smale urged reconsideration of
what a University press release
called "reasonable questions" put
to the students by the Judiciary
Council.
As a result of the McPhaul de-
cision, two campus political
groups planned immediate dis-
cussion of the issue. Young Pro-
gressives will meet at 7:30 p.m.
tomorrow in the Union to pass
on a report prepared by the exe-
cutive committee on the basis
of open testimony given last
week by four YP members in-
volved in the investigation.
Two Judiciary members, Barb-
ara Buschman, '53, and Dave
Brown, '53, will be present at a
Civil Liberties Committee meeting
Thursday to answer questions as
to why the five were penalized.

Will Assume
Job in Fall
Dean To Takq
Keniston's Post
Charles Edwin Odegaard, execu-
tive Secretary of the American
Council of Learned Societies in
Washington, D.C., was named yes-
terday to succeed Prof. Hayward
Keniston as dean of the literary
college.
President Harlan H. Hatcher an-
nounced the appointment after
Dean of Faculties Marvin L. Nie-
huss had informed the literary col-
lege faculty at a meeting yester-
day afternoon.
" *ss
PROF. KENISTON has been de-
voting full time to teaching ro-
mance languages in this, his last
year before retirement furlough.
Burton Thuma, associate dean has
acted as the chief administrator
of the college since Sept. 1, 191.
Odegaard, 42 years old, the
youngest dean ever to head the
literary college, will assume his
duties on Sept. 1.
Noted as one of the leading
writers and speakersoneduca-
tional problems in the field of the
humanities and liberal arts, Ode-
gaard became executive director of"
the American Council of Learned
Societies in 1948, one of the most
important positions in the educa-
tional field.
ODEGAABRD IREGAN his teach-
Eing career in 1933 as an assistant
in history at Harvard. The next
year he spent as a traveling fel-
low in France and Germany, re-
turning to become an assistant in
history at Radcliffe College.
Joining the University of llI.
nois faculty in 1937 as an In-
Istructor in 1937, Odegaard was
rapidly promoted, becoming a
full professor in 1943, when he
left the staff for his post in
Washington.
On leave for nearly four years
from 1942 to 1946 on active duty
with the U.S. Naval Reserve, Ode-
gaard was one of the first offi.
cers assigned to duty on board
Navy chartered transports and
participated in three amphibius
invasions in the Gilbert, Marshall
and Palau island areas in the Pa-
cific.
* * *
CONCENTRATING on mediev-
al history during his teaching ca-
reer, Odegaard has written "Fide-
les and Vassi in the Carolingian
Empire," published in 1945,
A member of Phi Beta Kappa,
Beta Theta Pi, the Medieval
Academy of America, and the
American Historical Association,
he serves on numerous commit-
tees and commissions, including
the Selective Service scientifi
advisory committees and has
See 'U', Page 6
Bank Accuses
Vice-President
PERTH AMBOY, N. J.-(P)-A
mild-mannered bank vice presi-
dent held in high trust by church
the community was accused last
night of embezzling about $40,000
to plunge on thueStoci Market.
The First Bank and Trust Co.
entered the complaint against
William C. Horley, 50, an employe
for 15 years whose regular salary
was $8,500 a year.
THE TALL dignified vice presi-
dent-warden of St. Peter's Epis-

copal Church and chairman of its
trust fund-stood with bowed head
as he was held in $25,000 ball to
await action by a grand jury. His
attorney entered a plea of inno-
cent and the bank said Horley was
cooperating fully to try to recover
a substantial portion of the lose
completely covered by insurance.
Married and the father of three
children, Horley is former chair-
man of the Community Chest, a
Red Cross Director, fund-raising
head for the Boy Scouts and form-
er president of the local chapter of

FRESH AIR CAMP:
U', Community To Begin
Tag_ Day Fund Raising

A city wide fund drive will be-
gin tomorrow as the 32nd annual
Tag Day gets under way in a
camgpaign to raise money for un-
derprivileged children.
.The project is a joint Univer-
sity-community affair designed
to raise $4,000 for the University
Fresh Air Camp which provides
a summer vacation for needy chil-
dren.
SPECIAL EMPHASIS is being
placed on this year's drive to al-
low faculty, administration and
local towns people to assist in the
collection.
This idea originated many
years ago when The Daily
printed special Goodfellow edi-
tions of the paper which faculty

ABOUT ONE-THIRD of the
camp's operating expenses are
supplied through contributions
from the drive. The rest are met
by funds from the University
Summer Session Budget and the
Institute for Human Adjustment.
The camp, located on Patter-
son Lake, 24 miles norihwest of
Ann Arbor, serves about 240 boys
between seven and 14 each sum-
mer. Some of the children come
from institutional placements or
foster homes. Others are from
broken homes and some have
delinquent records.
University graduate students in
the education school and the psy-
chology and sociology departments
staff the camp. This provides them
wuithh tal vneriene in thei

TAXES TO TANKERS:
Capital Investigations Continue

WASHINGTON-(P)-Joseph D.
Nunan, Jr., former Commissioner
of Internal Revenue, told House
investigators yesterday he thinks
there are "possible crimes" for
which he could be indicted.
The acknowledge came as Nu-
nan sparred with members of a
House Waye and Means Subcom-
mritteep Aovrdetails of his six-figurev~

Meanwhile a row over use of
a tape recording machine yester-
day broke up a scheduled pre-trial
hearing in the two million dollar
libel and slander suit which Sen.
McCarthy (R.-Wis.) has filed
against Sen. Benton (D.-Conn.).
Benton, on the advice of his
attorneys, refused to testify as

sympathizers while in the State
Department.
* * *
IN ANOTHER Washington in-
vestigation witnesses before a
House inquiry committee testified
yesterday that former Attorney
"General J. Howard McGrath and
Newbold Morris were notified that

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