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Latest Deadline in the State CLOUDY, OCCASIONAL SNOW

VOL. LXII, No. 92





Senate Hunts
Shady Deals
In Shipping
Public Figures
Realize Profit
investigators set out yesterday to
discover how a group of public
figures ran a personal investment
of $101,000 in surplus ships into a
profit of 3% million dollars.
Vice-Adm. E. L. Cochrane, U.S.
Maritime Administrator, told'them
there is doubt as to th legality of
at least one phase of the deal and
that he has asked the Justice De-
partment to investigate.
THE DEAL was engineered in
1947 by Joseph E. Casey, Washing-
ton lawyer and former Democratic
member of the House from Massa-
He has named retired Adm. Wil-
Y liam F. (Bull) Halsey, of World
War -II fame; the late Edward R.
Stettinius Jr., former Secretary of
State, and Julius C. Holmes, Min-
ister at the U.S. Embassy in Lon-
don, among his associates.
Also involved less directly, is
Newbold Morris, the New York
attorney chosen by President
Truman to head the search for
wrongdoers in the Federal gov-
Senator Hoey (D-N.C.), Chair-
man of the Senate Investigations
f' Subcommittee, said his group
wanted to find out if the deal was
legal, "whether Federal taxes were
avoided," and what arrangements
were made for legal, brokerage'and
other fees.'
Cochrane, the first witness In
the inquiry, testified he has asked
the Justice Department to study
the complicated transaction.
Records of the case show that
Casey and his associates put up
$101,000 of their own money and
borrowed $9,705,000 from the'
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. to
buy eight war surplus tankers
from the old U.S. Maritime Com-
By The Associated Pres
Carran (D-Nev.) of the Senate
Judiciary Committee announced
yesterday that he will oppose
President Truman's request that
Newbold Morris, the Administra-
tion's No. 1 government house-
cleaning investigator, be author-
ized to grant immunity from pro-
secution to some witnesses.
s "
Lawton Collins, Army Chief of
Staff, assured Senator Moody
(D-Mich.) yesterday that 70
Hawaii-trained soldiers w il1l
have a full week's visit at home.
Moody was interceded for the
men, 50 of them from Detroit.
Furloughed after completing
T their basic training in Hawaii,
they chartered a plane to carry
them home. The plane which
had been held up by bad wea-
ther at Burbank, Calif., was
able to take off yesterday.
Navy fliers were killed about 4
p.m. (CST) yesterday when two
planes collided in the air about
> five miles west of Rockport, Tex.
The planes wer on a routine

training flight from the naval air
station here. They were not fly-
ing in formation. Both were twin-
engine Beechcrafts attached to
the advanced training command

Rushing Crucial
For Fraternities
Five Chapters May Be Shut Down;
Low Membership Plagues Others
This semester's fraternity rushing period may turn out to be
an extremely crucial one for eleven houses on campus and for the
fraternity system in general.
According to statistics compiled from past pledge lists, there
are five houses on campus which face imminent failure and another
six with dangerously few members.
4.* * * *0-
OVERALL FIGURES for the past few years also show a con-
siderable drop in the number of men who have rushed and pledged
fraternities since the post-war - -

At present, only 254 men are
registered for rushing. This fig-
ure is consistent with the con-
stant drop in the number of
rushees in the past few years-
421 in the spring of '50 and 392
in the spring of '51.
Although several members of
the Interfraternity Council are op-
timistic about the situation, point-
ing out that men can still register
today and tomorrow, the small
number of rushees in general may
force several houses off campus by
June unless they capture a sizeable
pledge class.'
SPIDER WEBB, '52, Chairman
of IFC's Enforcement Committee,
pointed out that the situation may
be more serious than anticipated.
"At the beginning of the semester
we asked the houses on campus
how many men they would need
to open up next fall. They re-
turned a total figure of 350," Webb
"With the present amount of
registered rushees so low, it ap-
pears that many houses may go
far below their quotas," he con-
And Webb also uttered the dire
prophecy that "within 15 years
there won't be a house left at
Fraternity men-contacted gave
various reasons for the apparent]
decline of .affiliated organizations
on campus.
. . .
BILL MCINTYRE, '52, placed
much of the blame on the IFC's
outdated rushing policy. "At the
end of the war, there were more
men rushing than the fraternities
could handle. So the IFC placed a
number of restrictions on rush-
ing methods.'
"But with the present dearth of
rushees, there is no reason for
rulings to exist."
An additional factor inbthe
decline of fraternities has been
the improvement of University
Many residents of the South
Quad expressed doubt that their
present living conditions could be
improved upon in fraternities.
At a rushing counselors meeting
a week ago, the problem was dis-
cussed at length. It brought out
that there is considerable anti-
fraternity talk in the dormitories
that is not being countered by the
Although complete figures on
sorority rushing are not yet in,
since xinformal rushing is now be-
ing held, it is also evident that
many sorority houses will not
meet their quotas.'

New A tom
Tests Slated
A tEniwetok
craft types not yet used to deliver
atomic bombs may get a chance at
the assignment in a new test series
scheduled shortly in the mid-Paci-
The Defense Department and
Atomic Energy Commission yes-
terday announced the new series
in a guarded statement which
gave no exact date but said that
preparations were under way for
tests at Eniwetok proving grounds.
OFFICIALS indicated that little
more information will be public
until after the new atomic series is
The announced results of pre-
vious atomic tests in the Pacific
and in Nevada, however, led to the
belief that a full-scale effort
would not be warranted at this
time in the distant reachers of the
Pacific unless the officials re-
sponsible believed that they had
new and more improved weapons
to try out or that untried air-
planes were ready for testing as
live bomb carriers.
In previous atomic tests the
air dropped bombs have been
delivered by the same kind of
B-29 Superforts which did the
Job in devastating raids on Hiro-
shima and Nagasaki in World
War II.
Both the Air Force and the Navy
have since developed newer and
faster atomic bomb carriers, aside
frmo the giant B-36 bomber
which was developed for the spe-
cific purpose of carrying the atom-
ic bomb from the United States to
any target on earth.

Allies, Reds
Settle Fifth
Staff Officers
To Clear Details
MUNSAN, Korea, Tuesday,
Feb. 19-()-Allied and Com-
munist truce teams today
reached final agreement on a
post-Korean political confer-
Staff officers will work out
mechanical details to p u t
agenda item five -recommen-
dations to the belligerent gov-
ernments-into the final armis-
tice agreement.
Vice Adm. C. Turner Joy, sen-
ior Allied negoetiator, told the
Reds his staff officers would not
be authorized to make a n y
changes or additions in the word-
ing of the agreement.
The agreement in today's full
dress session leaves only two ma-
jor points of dispute in the ar-
mistice talks.
Still to be settled are the ques-
tions of voluntary repatriation for
prisoners and the rebuilding of
Red military airfields during 'a
* . *
to inform the UN command when
they wanted the staff officers to
The agreement was reached in
a 56-minute plenary session at
Panmunjom this morning. No
further meeting of the full truce
teams was scheduled.
The agreement reached today
would have the military com-
nanders recommend that a high
level political conference be
called within three months to
consider "withdrawal of all for-
eign forces from Korea, the
peaceful settlement of the Kor-
ean question, etc.?'
North Korean Gen. Nam I1 in-
sisted that staff officers work out
the details.
Joy said "there is nothing for
the staff officers to do. Tnelusion
of the draft as it stands in the
armistice agreement will consti-
tute a complete solution."
,* *
LATER, however, Joy agreed to
the staff officer meeting "to com-
plete mechanical details."
Nam said the Communists con-
sidered the principle agreed to to-
day as "merely a draft, which our
side considers necessary to be re-
written as an article In the armi-
stice agreement."
Joy said the principle itself was
enough and should go into the
truce document as it now stands.



TankMen Missing

Big 3 Talks
Show Signs
Of Progress
LONDON-()-The Big Three
foreign ministers and West Ger-
many's Chancellor Konrad Ade-
nauer took two big steps yesterday
toward preventing German pride
and French prejudice from wreck-
ing the Western defense buildup.
Informed sources said the four-
power talks, which continued far
into the night, ended with plans
by Britain, France and the United
States to meet French demands
fo: guarantees that German par-
ticipation in a European army
would not mean the rebirth of
German militarism.
* *, *
FRENCH Foreign minister Rob-
ert Schuman also was said to have
agreed to negotiate a settlement of
the Franco-German row over the
future of the rich Saar basin. Ade-
nauer is believed to have assured
Schuman, U.S. Secretary of State
Dean Acheson and British Foreign
Secretary Anthony Eden that he
will take part in such negotiations.
Settlement of the dispute is one of
Germany's conditions for joining
the proposed European army.
Official spokesmen said the
ministers made "some progress"
on several issues confronting
them. But they also left several
questions unsettled.
The outcome of the London
talks could break a political log-
jam in Paris, where the govern-
ment of Premier Edgar Fare
faces a vote of confidence on the
European army issue today, anl in
Lisbon, where top-level confer-
ences are paving the way for the
opening tomorrow of the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization
(NATO) Council.
YD's To Hear
Prof. Eastman
The Young Democrats will meet
at 8 p.m. today in the Garden Rm.
of the League to discuss the role
their organization will play in
working with senior Democratic
groups in the coming election
The principal speaker will be
Prof. Arthur Eastman of the Eng-
lish department and head of the
Ann Arbor Democratic organiza-
tion. Following the speech, tne
YD's will make plans for a debate
with the Young Republican Club
on some aspects of Taft's policy.
A proposal to send a protest to
Student Legislature on their re-
cent settlement of the bias clause
issue is also scheduled for discus-
AIM Cancels Vote
On New President
Lack of a quorum at last night's
Association of Independent Men
meeting forced the postponement
of a proposed presidential elec-
tion, made necessary by the scho-
lastic ineligibility of last semes-
ter's president-elect, G o r d o n
Greenberg, '52.
An election will take place at
the next regularly scheduled AIM

LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL?-Sing Sheng, airline me-
chanic of Chinese birth and his American-born wife, tell re-
porters about the decision in voting which will force them to
move from their new home in South San Francisco, Calif. When
Sheng learned of resentment against his moving into the com-
munity he attended a meeting of residents, proposed a referen-
dum and promised to abide by the wishes of the majority. Having
lost the decision, the Shengs will spend "Brotherhood Week"
searching for a new home in some less biased section of town.
'BrOtherhood Weee Given



Wi'Basketball Team Stops
Wisconsin Badgers, 56-55

Although Brotherhood Week is
being celebrated on an interna-
tional scale February 17 through
24,; Ann A r b o r schools and
churches are doing little to ob-
serve it.
Outside of a few exchange ser-
'U' Employes
N ominlated in
Two ards
University employes won the
Democratic nominaitons for alder-
man in the Fourth and Fifth
Wards yesterday in a primary
vote which was even lighter than
most observers predicted.
University Museum technician
James O. Mason and WUOM radio
engineer Dean Coston edged into
the Democratic slots on the April
7 ballot for City Council posts
while Russell J. Burns, a 36 year
old insurance agent, walked away,
with the Republican nomination.
in the Third Ward.
* * *
ONLY 609 voters went to the
primary polls in the three wards.
About 700 had been expected.
Here are the totals:
In the Third Ward Burns got
220 votes to the 91 cast for Wil-
liam L. Carman Jr. The fourth
Ward saw Mason, with 121 votes,
beat out Herbert L. Mummery in
a close race. Mummery drew 103
votes. And in the Fifth Ward, Cos-
ton's tally of 39 votes pulled in
ahead of Hugh F. Pierce's 36 votes.
When the poll's closed at 8 p.m.
yesterday a look at the $350 to
$400 budget, used for printing bal-
lots, paying inspectors and mail-
ing absentee ballots, showed that
the primary cost the city 55 to 65
cents for each voter.

mons, little evidence of special ef-
fort on the part of churches can
be found. Nor can positive action
be observed on the part of the
* * *
ON THE CAPUS, the Student
Religious Association at Lane
Hall, has scheduled an annual
Brotherhood Banquet for 6 p.m.
Monday as a climax to the week.
The banquet will feature Dr. Ed-
win Aubrey as speaker. It is open
to the public.
The Hillel Foundation will make
two inter-faith awards to stu-
dents who have done the most to
further inter-faith ideals and
principles at the banquet.
*. * **
campaign for gift of blood to the
armed forces is being carried on
as part of the week's observance.
Because of the nation's blood
bank facilities are limited, cam-
paigners are asking for pledges,
not donations.
Brotherhood Week is spon-
sored by the National Confer-
ence of Christians. and Jews.
The NCCJ and its European
partner, World Brotherhood, hold
that brotherhood can be achieved
without seeking a union of reli-
gious bodies and without weaken-
ing the loyalties or modifying the
distinctive beliefs of those of any
* * *
PAUL G. ROFFMAN, director
of the Ford Foundation summed
up his feelings about Brotherhood
"Such phrases as 'human dig-
nity,' 'equality of opportunity,'
'brotherhood of man' have a re-
sounding ring when we fling them
over the footlights of our shores;
but the world is waiting skeptic-
ally to see whether we perform as
well as we speak.
"This responsibility demands
that each of us be at least as
earnest about the rights and free-
doms of other people as we are
of our own," Hoffman concluded.

Coast Guard,
Planes, Keep
Up Search
Rest of Crew May
Be Safe in Bow
BOSTON - (P) - A howling
northeast blizzard - the worst
storm of the winter - took 29
lives in the Northeast yesterday
and left 56 seamen unaccounted
for after two tankers split apart in
wild seas below Cape Cod.
Thirty two seamen were pulled
from the crippled stern of the
tanker Pendleton several hours af-
ter the ship split in two-but the
crew of 43 of the tanker Mercer
were unaccounted for.
4' * *
AT LEAST TWO of the Pendle-
ton's crew apparently drowned
during rescue operations. One fell
into the swirling water and an-
other dropped between a motor
lifeboat and steel hulk of the Pen-
Others missing were believed
to be aboard the drifting bow of
the Pendleton.
Coast Guards said they detected
no other sign of life on the dere-
lict bow, reported by survivors -to
have been occupied by the captain
and three mates.
A minute after the 32 were
taken off, the Pendleton's stern
rolled over and sank in breakers
that crashed 25 to 30 feet high on
nearby North Chatham beach.
THE STORM took at least 25
lives throughout the northeast
and buried much of New England
under twenty feet of snow.
Twenty died in New England,
four in New York and one in New
Jersey as the storm reached blg-
zard proportions.
While the Pendleton rescue
was in progress, othe Coast
Guard craft were battling raging
seas in an effort to save men
known to be aboard the widely
separated bow and stern of the
other tanker, the Fort Mercer.
Both sections were being driven
southeastward by gale-whipped
The cutter Yakutat radioed she
had contacted the Fort Mercer's
bow about 30 miles southeast of
Chatham and was striving to get a
line aboard.
The 32 of the Pendleton's com-
pany saved were taken off by
Chief Boatswain Donald Bangs
and three mates in a motor whale-
boat. Repeatedly they ploughed
through buffering seas -past the
tanker as a plane dropped flares
to light the stormy scene. Each
time the boat passed, a man leaped
for the pitching whaleboat, and
only one missed.
GOP Hopefuls
Enter Race In
By The Associated Press
The names of three top Repub-
lican presidential possibilities-
Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Harold
E. Stassen and Gen. Dwight D.
Eisenhower - were entered today
for Pennsylvania's statewide GOP
preference primary April 22.
Neither MacArthur nor Eisen-
hower signified formal approval
of the petitions filed in their be-
half.'Under Pennsylvania law,

such consent is not necessary, but
a candidate may withdraw his.
name any time up to Feb. 25.
MEANWHILE, campaigning in
the "heart of one of the great
agricultural areas of America,"
Harold E. Stassen last night
summed up his farm policy in six
words: "Full parity prices with-
out government controls."
"The American economic sys-
tem cannot long be successful un-

's I

Michigan may not have a
championship basketbal team this
season, but they were heroes last
Their new found status is the
direct result of a 56-55 victory over
Wisconsin before a spotty but
boisterous crowd in Yost Field

Lau ghton i .Action:


* s 0

WITH approximately 4:30 re-
maining in the game and the vic-
tors leading by one point, the
Maize and Blue began to freeze
the ball. Expert dribbling and ball-
handling, especially on the part of
guards Don Eaddy and Doug'Law-
rence, permitted Michigan to
maintain possession for nearly
half a period.
Eight times personal fouls
were called on the Badgers, but
the McCoynien waived the shots
and repeatedly took the ball
Twice Wisconsin obtained pos-
session of the ball during the M
freeze. With only a minute and
ten seconds left on the Field
House clock, the Badgers had a
shot at Michigan's basket, but
Lawrence came up with the re-
bound to start the Wolverine stall
functioning once again.
The other time came with sec-
onds remaining when reserve
guard Si Johnson stole the ball,
broke, and sent a one-hander
toward the bucket. It hit the rim,
bounced out, and Eaddy grabbed
and held fast to the rebound for
some three seconds until the final
horn blew.
* 0 s
THE WIN pushed the Wolver-
ines into eighth place in the Big
Ten race with a 3-7 record. Purdue
(3-8) and Wisconsin (2-7) round
out the lower portion of the Con-
ference standings.
Michigan jumped off to a 22-
16 lead at the end of the first
quarter, and they managed to

Reuther, speaking before the
Leadership Conference on Civil
Rights, of the NAACP, said last
night that abolition of the fili-
buster in the Senate "will be equi-
valent to 140 military divisions in
the struggle with Communist
tyranny for men's minds, hearts
and loyalties."
Business Staff
Calls Tryouts
With a welcome mat still.out,
The Daily business staff will hold
its second tryout meetings of the
semester today at 4:00 p.m. in the


Blood Pledges Due Tomorrow

Registration cards for next
month's gigantic all-campus blood
donation drive should be turned
in by 5 p.m. tomorrow to the Of-
fice of Student Affairs, 1020 Ad-
ministration Bldg., Joseph H. Fee,
assistant to the dean of students,
announced yesterday.

Those under 21 years old
must obtain their parents' sig-
natures on their pledge cards
before being admitted as blood
The. cards may be turned in
later than tomorrow's deadline,
Fee said, but "the earlier the bet-
ter for the convenient schedu-

record of the present blood donor'
champion, t h e University of
Texas. The drive will be one of
many which have been sweeping
the nation's campuses since little
University of Idaho started the
ball rolling with a 1,014 pint total.
Although the campaign will de-
liberately lack the "rah-rah" Tex-

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