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Police Near
To Solving
Brinks' Case
Planner Found;


Suspect Slain

An ex-convict night club operat
was rubbed out by an assassi
shotgun yesterday-and late la
night police said his killing hE
led them close to solution of t
long-unsolved $1,219,000 Brink
robbery of 1950.
Eighteen hours after Carlton
O'Brien, 49 years old, was ci
down in an ambush outside h
home, Rhode Island Attorn
Gen. William E. Powers annou
ced police had found one of ti
architect's of the Brink's raidi
Boston-the nation's biggest cas
POWERS dictated this stat
ment to reporters:
"We have located and talked 1
a witness who will testify und
oath before a grand jury that ,
planned the details of the Brink
robbery with Joseph F. McGuine;
of Boston."
McGuiness, a long-time frien
of O'Brien, a year younger tha
O'Brien, and also a night clu
operator, was taken into cus-
tody by Boston police lasi
night for questioning about the
Half an hour before Powe
mentioned his name, Boston pc
ce let him go. They said the
Were satisfied with his account :
his movements yesterday, an
could find him any time the
needed him.
* * *
could not be placed on the scen
of the Brink's robbery on Jan 1'
1950-at that hour he was si
miles away talking with a polic
Lieutenant-"but we feel certai
he can be convicted as an acces
sory before the fact." -
Powers declined to name his
witness but said he was passing
the information on to Massa-
chusetts Atty. Gen. Francis E.
Kelly. Kelly was not home and
could not be reached for com-
The O'Brien slaying at daw
started a chain of developments
1. O'Brien's body was found out
side his cottage home about 5 a.m
An autopsy showed he had bee
shot twice. The first blast wen
into his brain and killed him in
stantly. The second, after he
crumpled, penetrated the heart.
2. POLICE TOOK into custoy
as a material witness Julius Ken-
ner, 55-year-old Providence jew-
eler with a criminal record dating
to 1915. They said Kenner was
with O'Brien at 9 pm. Friday.
Both O'Brien and Kenner
were named only last Wednes-
day, police disclosed, as among
the seven or more men who plot-
ted and carried through the
daring Brink's foray.
* * *
3. McGUINESS was nabbed in
Boston-and released.
4. Police, giving new credence to
Gagnon's story, which they had
previously shrugged off as little
more than rehash of newspaper
accoints, went through O'Brien's
home from cellar to attic. Chief
Arthur Groleau said they were
looking for Brink's loot, and es-
pecially a safe that Gagnon had
y mentioned having seen when the
loot was divided-but they found
5. Two shotgun shells from a
16-gauge gun were found 200
yards from the O'Brien doorstep.
Ruthven Gives
Student Picnic
Alexander G. Ruthven hosted
West Quad's Allen Rumsey House
yesterday afternoon o n t h e
grounds of the old Judge Dexter

Truman Predicts
'Liberal'T Win
Says Voters Will Favor Democrats
Due to Fear of GOP Program
WASHINGTON-01)5President Truman predicted yesterday the
Democrats will nominate a "liberal" for President and win in No-
vember because the Republicans will "scare the daylights" out of
the voters with their program.
Asserting the Democrats must "never, never throw away a win-
ning program," Truman said in an address prepared for a dinner
session of the Americans for Democratic Action, that there must be
no party retreat on foreign policy, civil rights, power development
and other issues.
* * * *
IN AN OBVIOUS reference to Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the
President declared that even if the GOP nominates a man "with a
good record in foreign affairs, he will not be able to drown the raucous
-t isolationist outcries of the rest

Kiefauver, 1kc
Smash Foes
In Oregon
PORTLAND Ore. - (R) -
crushing avalanche of presidentia
primary votes carried Gen. Dwight
D. Eisenhower and Sen. Estes Ke-
fauver to pledged delegation vic-
stories in Oregon yesterday.
* The Republicans, on th e
rstrength of returns midway in the
eslow count, handed the full block
Sof 18 GOP National Convention
r delegates to Eisenhower with a
mighty popular vote. His total was
running at about 70 per cent of
ithe Republican turnout for Fri-
day's balloting.
KEFAUVER, with no active op-
tposition, came up with '74 per cent
of the Democratic tally as a re-
ward for getting out to meet the
voters in his folksy way. He also
got all 12 Democratic delegates as
high man in the preferential poll-
ing. Two unwilling candidates,
Justice William 0. Douglas and
Illinois Goy. Adlai Stevenson,
shared what was left of the Demo-
cratic vote.
California's Gov. Earl Warren,
a friendly neighbor who-cam-
paigned up and down the green-
hilled state, 'was the only other
Republican hopeful tor make any
kind of ashowing-and he was
far behind Eisenhower. Sen KRo-
bert A. Taft of Ohio did not en-
ter the primary, and drew a
little write-in support he did
not seek,
Eisenhower delegates rebuffed
eight others who dodged the cus-
tomary pledge to cast their con-
vention ballot for the popularity
poll winner. These eight suppos-
edly were friendly to Taft. Three
said they were.
EX-GOV. Harold E. Stassen
made a poor showing compared
with the 107,000 votes he got in
his 1948 Oregon primary fight
against winning Gov. Thomas E.
Dewey of New York. In fact, both
Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Sen.
Wayne Morse of Oregon, who op-
posed their candidacies, topped

of the party." -
He avoided making any choice
of "liberals" among several
available aspirants, three of
whom were present at the din-
They were Senator Estes Ke-
fauver of Tennessee, W. Averill
Harriman of New York, and Sen-
ator Hubert Humphrey of Minne-
sota. Senator Brien McMahon of
Connecticut, who had addressed
the convention earlier in the day,
was called back to Connecticut be-
fore the dinner.
Calling the Republicans "the
party of reaction and the party
of special privilege" Truman said
"this was just what I proved in
1948 and the people believed me
and they will again."
* * *.
THE PRESIDENT, greeted with
shouts of "give 'em hell Harry"
said at one point he believes the
steel companies "want a strike."
This was in connection with his
charge that the steel unions had
"proved" their case for a wage
increase but the companies had
refused to submit theirs for con-
sideration on its merits. He said
the companies just want to pre-
serve profits that have been run-
ning "close to record levels."
For himself, Truman made it
plain that he intends to veto
the bill passed by Congress Fri-
day to give the states title to the
oil-rich submerged lands off the
Asserting that the "oil lobby"
wants to exploit these areas to
suit itself, he added:
"Talk about corruption. Talk
about stealing from the people.
This would be robbery in broad
daylight-and on a colossal scale."
* * .*
Stassen Blasts'
Truman Talk
COLUMBIA, Mo.--(P)-- Harold
E. Stassen, candidate for the Re-

Troops Sent
To Enforce
Hope To Prevent
Mass Outbreak
TOKYO, Sunday, May 18-(A)-
The battle-tested U.S. 187th Air-
borne Regiment is on Koje's Island
to bolster the tightened guard over
tough Communist- war prisoners.
Gen. Mark W. Clark, announc-
ing the assignment last night, said
the reinforcements were sent to
prevent any mass outbreak. He ob-
served that in past violence the
Red prisoners were "obviously
. acting under instructions from
outside agents of the international
Communist power conspiracy."
* * *
THE NEW UN top commander
said the Reds would be required
to behave at all times.
Red flags still fluttered in
some of the prison compounds
on the rocky island 30 miles off
the tip of southeast Korea. Cor-
respondents reported yesterday
the prisoners watched sullenly
while troops built new sandbag
pillboxes and armored guard
Brig. Gen. Francis T. Dodd,
then commander of Koje, was seiz-
ed by prisoners in compound 76,
May 7 and held hostage 78 hours.
He was freed after concessions
were made by Brig. Gen. Charles
* * *
RELIEVED OF their commands,
both generals were called on the
carpet by Clark who repudiated
the concessions granted by Colson.
Among them was Colson's agree-
ment to stop screening the POW's.
Clark assigned Brig. Gen.
Hayden L. Boatner, assistant
commander of the U.S. Second
Infantry Division, to run the
camp and ordered Dodd and
Colson back to previous duties
behind the lines in Korea.
"I do not propose to counten-
ance for one moment unlawful
acts on the part of these Prison-
ers of War and civilian internees,"
Clark said in a statement.
Moore Moved
To County ,jail
Richard C. Moore, alias "Rick
James," former South Quad dish-
washer who was shot while trying
to escape arrest May 6, was trans-
ferred to County Jail yesterday
from St. Joseph Hospital where
he has been under guard for the
last 11 days.


-Daily-Alan Reid
READY, AIM - A 75 mm. recoiless rifle does its part in the
"storming" of a pillbox at Stadium Hills Golf Course.

The Committee is expected to
clarify its stand in a statement to-
Mrs. Shore is director of or-
ganization and a charter mem-
ber in the Michigan branch of
the Civil Rights Congress. She
joins Arthur McPhaul, executive
secretary of. the CRC, Abner
Greene of the American Com-
mittee for the Protection of the
Foreign Born, and Wi l i a m
Hood, of Ford Local 600, in be-
ing blocked this year from
speaking on campus.
At yesterday's meeting the Lec-
ture Committee approved three
other speakers to take part in the
debate, originally scheduled for
7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the League.
They are:
Lebron Simmons, Detroit at-
torney who appeared in the recent
Un-American Activities Commit-
tee probe and was cited by .Rep.
Charles Potter for possible con-
tempt charges. Simmons, a Uni-
versity law graduate, was to ac-
company Mrs. Shore in support-
'Union Slit
In Oil Issue
DENVER-(W)-Oil union offi-
cials reported "a mixed reaction"
from their members yesterday
toward efforts to settle the 18-day
strike on the basis of a 15-cent
hourly wage increase and other
Workers at some United States
refineries have agreed to the of-
fers.. and returned to work since
the strike was called April 30 by
a coalition of 22 CIO, AFL and
independent unions.
At other plants, difficul-
ties in negotiations have cropped
up regarding retroactive pay and
union demands that wage negoti-
ations may be reopened every six

Committee Bars
C.R.C. Member
Ann Shore Refused Permission
To Speak Because of Affilation
Issuing its fourth denial of campus speaking privileges since
early March, the University Lecture Committee placed a flat ban
yesterday on the scheduled appearance of Civil Rights Congress offi-
cer "Annie" Shore in a campus debate on the issue of genocide.
The Committee announced its decision to leaders of the Unitarian
Student Group and the Students for Democratic Action, who planned
to sponsor the debate, following a noon session yesterday.
* * * *
PROF. CARL G. BRANDT of the English department, secretary
and spokesman for the group, could not be reached later for comment.

an Ann Arbor street as a part of
Day Parade.

-Daily-Alan Reid
U.S. Army tank rolls down
Testerday's Armed Forces

* * . *
Parade, Assault' Mark
Gala Armed Forces Day
The third annual Armed Forces Day was celebrated impressively
in Ann Arbor as it was all through the United States and on two
continents yesterday.
Townspeople and students here witnessed a colorful, though wet,
parade, including 1,200 ROTC cadets and midshipmen and later on
a realistic military assault.

ing the "pro" side of the ques-
tion: "Is the U.S. Government
Practicing Genocide against the
Negro People."
Prof. Preston Slosson of the
history department, was to take
the opposing side.
John Ragland, University grad-
uate and Ann Arbor lawyer, also
taking the negative stand.
Mrs. Shore was refused permis-
sion to speak because of her mem-
bership in' the Civil Rights Con-
gress, according to Len Wilcox, '52,
outgoing SL president and since
last week a student representative
to the Lecture Committee. CRC
has been branded a subversive
group on the Attorney General's
ALTHOUGH the debate itself was
approved by the Lecture Commit-
tee, the sponsoring groups last
night formed plans for going off
campus so that Mrs. Shore could
According to chairman'ef the
Unitarian group, Dick Phillips,
'55, members are now attempt-
ing to secure space in' some of
the larger local churches. "I
believe that the only thing that
would stop the debate would be
the groups' lack of funds," Phil-
lips said.
Both Ragland and Prof. Slosson
have indicated willingness to make
off-campus appearances.
* * *
THE DECISION to ban Mrs.
Shore marked the first time the
Lecture Committee has exercised
its jurisdiction over student reli-
gious groups. It was given power
over such groups following a Lane
Hall appearance of Mrs. Willie
McGee in March, 1951.
Mrs. Shore and previously
banned speaker McPhaul, said
last night in a joint statement
they were "shocked" at what
they termed the "latest thought
control measure taken by policy
makers at the University."
Further comments also indicat-
ed disapproval of the Lecture
Committee's move.
man, '53, opposed the decision as
"a dangerous extension of the at-
tempt to sterilize the University
community for contact with any
allegedly Communist ideas."
Friedman also hit what he
called "bumbling contradictions
inherent in the Lecture Com-
mittee's interpretations of vague
Regents wordings."
Prof. Slosson said he was un-
able to understand why "any stu-
dent group shouldn't be free to
invite anyone at any time to speak
on any subject on campus."
* * *
ACCORDING to Phillips, "reli-
gious groups, above all others,
should be exempted from special
restrictions regulating their free-
dom to hear speakers of their
Phillips said last night he was
told by Prof. Brandt that the
d ec ision "was unanimous."
There were indications, howev-
er, that an active role was play-
ed by only two of the persons
authorized to -serve on the five-
man committee, Prof. Brandt
and Prof. William Wirt Blume
of the Law School.
Position o f t h e other three
members stacked up as follows:

publican presidential nomination, Ann Arbor police indicated that
slapped back] last night at Presi- Moore will remain in their custody
dent Truman's attack on Con- until he is picked up by Cook
gressional action to put tidelands County, Ill., police to meet an as-
oil in the hands of the states. sault charge in Chicago within the
President Truman's charge that next few days.
the "oil lobby" wants toexploit Hospital authorities denied ru-
tidelands oil is "the typical kind mors that Moore had tried to es-
of unfounded charge that the cape a second time. They main-
President very often makes," Stas- tained that he had been handcuff-
sen said. "The states, with honest ed and kept under guard in the
governments are much better hospital merely as a routine meas-
equipped to handle the matter ure after his initial escape at-
than is President Truman." tempt.


'Come Back Little Sheba' To Open


THE PARADE began at 2:30
p.m., led by the Michigan March-
ing Band. It was followed by the
National Guard Infantry, the
three ROTC units,, including the
Army and Air Force ROTC bands,
local veteran groups, the colorful
Zal Gaz and American Legion
Drum and Bugle Corps, local
union float, and trailed by four
tanks from the Monroe Tank Corp.
The parade lasted for about 45
minutes and ended at 3:15 p.m.
at the Rackham Bldg.
After the parade disbanded
attention shifted to the Stadium
Hills Golf Course, where spec-
tators, predominated by chil-
dren, gathered to watch a weap-
on display and demonstration,
featuring a live weapon pill box
The demonstration was per-
formed by the local and Monroe
National Guard units as demon-
strated procedure for such an at-
tack, beginning with light artillery
and ending with infantry and
tank movement.
* *. -
AFTER MORTARS, grenades,
ight machine guns, and auto-
matic rifles were used from a dis-
ance, the tanks caire in to closer
ange making room for the infan-
ry and flame throwers. This led
o the distined destruction of the
.-_ - a e - - - - -

Special To The Daily
DETROIT-Sen. Richard Nixon
(R.-Calif.) yesterday warned that
the GOP Presidential candidate
will have to capture several mil-
lion Democratic votes to have any
chance of winning in November.
Speaking before several hundred
State Young Republicans assemb-
led in Detroit, Nixon advocated a
party platform which, "will cause'
Democrats to vote against their
own party's nominee." He empha-
sized that this platform must be
built around the issue of national
* * *
IT MUST BE A definite, positive
and intelligent program, Nixon
stressed. "The people are tired of
the negative destructive criticism
which has characterized too many
Republican speeches," he said.
Hitting on the specific prob-
le that w ilfrm +ha r .

policy spokesman like the late Sen.
Vandenberg and John Foster
Dulles were consistently critical
of Far Eastern policy," he main-
STRIKING AT Truman's steel
industry seizure, Nixon said Re-
publicans should not allow creep-
ing socialism to be effected under
the guise of a national emergency.
Nixon criticized the Admin-
istration's investigation of in-
ternal security and corruption,
commenting that "the Morris
fiasco was the most flagrant,
deliberate fraud ever perpetrat-
ed upon the American people
and is conclusive proof that this
Administration can and will not
investigate itself."
Nixon wound up his speech with
a plea for party unity, adding
that "the candidate we criticize
today may be the man we will
l-t- +n atrr-- i. - 1- '

GOP Candidate Needs
Democrat Votes --Nixon

"Come Back Little Sheba," Wil-
liam Inge's intense drama of a
squalid midwestern home, starr-
ing Joan $londell, will open at
8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre as the second
Drama Season production.
Miss Blondell plays the role
of Lola, a sloppy, lazy, middle-
aged wife of a hopeless alcoholic,
Doe. nlaved by Wilson rnnk

with her careless, adventurous
Marie's love affairs occupy the
attention of the childless couple
and they watch as she chooses
between the steady and upright
Bruce, played by William Hadley
and the handsome javelin
throwing-BMOC, Turk, played
by Chris Hofer.
Mice 1uraehha r-con1.....yn flic

that have been lost by Doe and
Lola. Doc had started as a pre-
med student in school, but was
forced to quit college to marry
the then attractive Lola. He has
become a small town chiroprac-
tor striving constantly to keep
the household on an even keel.
He attempts to escape his
haunting realizations of what
Mi~h ho.e ann n-_nF .>71. A.,



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