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VOL. LXII, No. 93





Truce Hopes Brighten

WASHINGTON-(P)-Prospects for an end to the war in Korea
brightened considerably yesterday, but the chances for a permanent
peace there remained so dim as to be almost invisible.
The agreement between the truce negotiators on holding a Korean
peace conference within 90 days after an armistice gives reason for
hope that the fighting may be brqught to an end.
* * *A *
BUT THIS is regarded here in its long-range importance mainly
as a piece of international shadow boxing with little significance for
long term political developments in the area.
The United States Government believes that if there is an
armistice, it will open a new era of war-less tension and political
conflict in Korea which may go on for years. It is therefore con-
idered of utmost importance to get the best possible armistice


-Daily-Bill Hampton
* * , *
Sec-reteddi Plans Foiled
By OfficiousPublicity Men
Hucksters have crushed the romantic sanctity of the secret
Bo claim two young University students, who recently decided to
get themselves hitched "in secret."
BUT THEY DIDN'T count on the publicity fiends who evidently
haunt the marriage bureau offices in Detroit.

CBlood Drive
Although the all-campus blood
drive is a month away, the re-
sponse to date has been favorable,
according to Joseph H. Fee, Assis-
tant tb the Dean of Students.
The registration deadline is 5
p.m. today with cards expected to
be received in large numbers from
various distribution points includ-
ing housing units, student offices
of the League and Union, the
information desk in the Adminis-
tration Bldg., the Dean of Wo-
men's Office and the Office of
Student Affairs.
* * *.
IT IS HOPED that a minimum
of 3,000 students, faculty and
University employes will sign
pledges for the drive which is
expected to be one of the biggest
in the country.
Students under 21 who wish
to be blood donors must obtain
their pa ;ents' signatures on
their pledge cards. Late regis-
tration cards will be accepted,
Fee said.
Blood donations will be taken
from March 10 to 21 when a 6-bed
Red Cross mobile unit will be
stationed in the basement of the
South Quad. The clinic will be'
open from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to
10 p.m. Monday through Thurs-
day and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday during the drive.
The campaign is being carried
on by a coordinating committee
headed by Fee and James H.
Robertson, assistant dean of the
literary college, in cooperation
rwith the Michigan State Depart-
ment of Health.
The goal of the drive is to beat

For within a day after they
had applied for a license:
Advertising especially geared
"for the prospective bride" be-
gan pouring into the coed's home
in Dearborn.
A notice of the contemplated
event appeared in her home town
The family minister called
her hurt and bewildered parents
to ask how it all had happened.
Her hurt and bewildered mother
called long dfstance to ask. how
"she could do such a thing.*
* * *
AND ON THEIR own the two
recalcitrants decided they didn't
want to get married this year af-
ter all, and settled down to wait
out a long engagement.
But they groan when they
think what might have happen-.
ed if they had carried out their
clandestine intentions.
"We wouldn't have had a
chance; we especially asked the
woman in the license bureau not
to let out the information, and she
promised she wouldn't."
* A 3 *
BUT IN Detroit they didn't even
want to issue the license. "They
kept us waiting for hours while
they decided if I was of age or
not," the 19 year old woman re-
"They finally gave in because
they said we looked like a couple
of nice honest kids."
,Legal marrying age for women
in Detroit is 16.
"I'm convinced now they just
complied so they could break it up
with publicity," the would-be
groom asserted.
Now happily engaged, the couple
admits that they didn't really
want a secert marriage. "But some
people might; there ought to be
protection against these unfair
advertising practices."
SL Meets Tonight
Student Legislature will meet at
7:30 p.m. tonight in the dining
room of Anderson-Strauss houses
in the East Quadrangle.

IFC Scores
Daily Story
on R ushing-
'Not Accurate,'
Interfraternity Council officials
reacted' strongly yesterday to a
Daily story concerning the "cru-
cial position" of 11 fraternities
taking part in the current rush-
ing program.
IFC Rushing Chairman Pete
Thorpe said figures released by
Spider Webb, IFC Enforcement
chairman were "not accurate."
THORPE tagged the conclu-
sions of a story in yesterday's
Daily, based in part on Webb's
statement, as "arbitrary ... based
on superficial investigation."
In a letter to The Daily, the
IFC Rushing Chairman pointed
out that the conclusions were
reached "by counting the
pledges each house accepted
during the last two years."
The Daily reasoned falsely that
"obviously, the lowest five are
doomed to imminent failure and
the next six lowest have danger-
ously few members," Thorpe
ALTHOUGH Thorpe himself
indicated at a meeting of rushing
counselors last week that "ap-
proximately 10" fraternities would
Registration for fraternity
rushing will come to a close at
5 pm. today at the Interfrater-
nity Council's booths in the Un-
ion and Administration Bldg.
be in danger if activities were not
stepped up, he is now understood
to be less pessimistic about the
Thorpe continued that "facts
such as the minimum member-
ship needed to keep the frater-
nity financially solvent, the sup-
port expected from alumni in
maintaining the chapter,and
the results of Spring Rushing
were disregarded" in The Daily
He refuted the quote from Webb
that the absolute minimum fra-
ternity pledge quota was 350 men.
"THIS FIGURE is not accur-
ate," Thorpe asserted. "The cor-
rect figure is confidential to the
IFC Rushing Committee and is
well below the rumor quoted by
The IFC Executive Conmittee
is planning to meet tonight and
according to Thorpe "will re-
lease the number of men signed
up for Spring Rushing, and a
statement about rushing.
It is expected that the state-
ment will contain an explanation
on the number of men rushing,
and an outline of what the IFC
has done during the rushing pro-

A Stunt?
In a move that an irate fra-
ternity man branded a "cheap
publicity stunt," the men of
Gomberg house threw the
plush South Quad open for
rushing with an, ad in today's
Doc Dubois, 53, rushing
chairman, assured rushees that
the House had completely
"solved the woman shortage
problem by having Stockwell as
its sister dorm." There are
three Stockwell women to every
Gomberg man.
Reds Still
By The Associated Press
Communist insistence on in-
cluding Russia as one of six neu-
tral nations to supervise a Korean
armistice yesterday appeared to
be building up into a third major
truce barrier.
The United Nations command
has turned down the Soviet Union
as a neutral inspector and so far
has refused even to discuss the
action. Both sides agred t
neutrals should be mutu ly ac-
ceptable, the Allies conten ed.
* . s
have challenged the Allies to give
a reason for rejecting the nomi-
nation of Russia.
The subject almost certainly
will come up again in meetings
in the next few days.
While truce committees were
wrangling U.S. Sabre Jets flying
cover for bomber missions de-
stroyed three of an estimated 150
enemy MIGS that tried to inter-
cept them over Northwest Korea.
And in Washington, the latest
on flying saucers-strange looking
orange globes over Korea-is be-
ing looked into by the Air Force.
Bomber crewmen have reported
seeing globe-shaped objects of an
orange color on flights over Korea
on the nights of Jan. 29 and 30.
Coast Guard.
Rescues 21
BOSTON- (P) - Daring Coast
Guardsmen-risking their lives-
snatched 21 shivering seamen
from the stern end of the split
tanker Fort Mercer yesterday as
raging seas mounted the ice-
coated deck.
Thirteen other members of the
interpid crew elected to stick with
the rent ship-one of two tankers
that cracked in half Monday.
The death toll of the double
disaster rose to 15 last night. Six
of thedMercer's crew were listed
as dead and nine crewmen of the
Pendleton- the o t h e r ship
smashed by fierce seas - were

arrangements made while negotiations on basic terms are still
The essential issue in the truce negotiations is relatively simple-
if both sides agree that the war is no longer profitable, what price is
each willing to pay to end it?
* * * *
NEITHER the Communists nor the United Nations appears to
have any hope for an all-out victory with the forces available. So a
negotiated end of the fighting becomes at least a practical possibility.
On the broader question of peace, however, the issue is
infinitely more complex-who is going to control Korea ulti-
mately, the free democracies led by the United States or the
Communists led by the Kremlin?
Presumably the Communists would be willing to trade away their
claims for control if the United States were willing to pay a price
such as letting Formosa go to Red China or recognizing the Chinese
Communist regime. However, officials have made it clear these things
are out of the question.
THE KOREAN peace conference, if held, must therefore be
concerned with such matters as the unification of Communist and
non-Communist Korea and the kind of government which would
rule over such a country.
Thereis presently no basis for belief that either the United
States or the Russian bloc would be willing to make such conces-
sions as would permit Korea to be unified and ruled by a govern-
ment on which both sides could agree.
The question of a Korean conference was one of the issues which
had to be settled before the final terms of a truce could be considered
worked out.
BUT SOME very difficult problems still have to be settled before
a cease-fire can be agreed upon.
1) Agenda-The agreement by the negotiators on what they
See KOREAN, Page 6

Senate Bill
Seeks Open
Regyent Door
LANSING-OP)-The Senate un-
tangled a parliamentary snarl
yesterday and accepted introduc-
tion of a proposed constitutional
amendment which would force
the University Board of Regents
to open its meetings to the press.
The proposed amendment, ap-
parently the only legal means of
forcing the meetings to be open,
would also apply to the Michigan
State College Board of Agricul-
ALTHOUGH the proposal was
filed a week ago by Senator Har-
old M. Ryan (D-Detroit), it was
refused introduction on grounds
that it was past the deadline for
introduction of bills.
Ryan, supported by Attorney
General Frank G. Millard, chal-
lenged the ruling Monday night,
asserting a constitutional
amendment is embraced in a
joint resolution and is not the
same as a bill.
Yesterday the Senate gave in
and voted to admit Ryan's pro-
posal, along with any other con-
stitutional amendments.
(No comment was immediately
forthcoming from University of-
ficials. At its last meeting, the
Board of Regents offered to meet
with press representatives in
March to discuss the controver-
sial closed meetings issue.)
MEANWHILE, members of the
State Board of Education, gov-
erning body for Michigan's nor-
mal colleges, said they have no
objections to letting the public in
on its deliberations, and have had
an "open door" policy all along.
"We have nothing to hide,"
commented Charles G. Burns of
Grosse Point Park. "Reporters
are always welcome at our
meetings. In fact, we hope they
will attend to keep informed on
our problems."
And Lee M. Thurston, secretary
of the education board, state sup-
erintendent of public instruction,
and ex-officio member of the Uni-
versity Board of Regents to boot,
had this to say:
"There are personnel problems
that it would serve no purpose to
publicize. However, I believe
newspapermen should be informed
of them, and allowed to make
their own judgments."

Iranian Oil Issue
Mossadegh, International Bank
Negotiators Announce Agreement
TEHRAN-W)-Premier Mohammed Mossadegh and an Inter-
national Bank mission issued a joint communique last night saying
that partial settlement of the Iranian oil crisis has been agreed on.
In a last meeting before the bank's special mission leaves for
Washington, the negotiators agreed to continue efforts for full set-
tlement of the dispute with Britain over operation of the nationalized
oil refineries.'

Big 3 Near
Plans for European
Army Crystallizing
LONDON -UPA The Western
Big Three Foreign Ministers and
West German Chancellor Konrad
Adenauer announced yesterday
they had swept away obstacles to
the Unified European Army in
which both France and Germany
are scheduled to take part.
They were significantly silent,
however, about giving West Ger-
many a role in the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization.
A COMMUNIQUE said the con-
ferences here since Saturday
among U.S. Secretary of State
Acheson, British Foreign Secretary
Anthony Eden, French Foreign
Minister Robert Schuman and the
German Chancellor "marked a
decisive turning in the cause of
Trouble remained evident,
however, in Paris apd Bonn.
Adenauer, flying back to his
capital, said "the way is now
clear" for conclusion of an Allied-
German peace contract. But
spokesmen of the powerful Social
Democrajc opposition charged he
was "too soft" and had made
agreements insufficient to meet
German demands for equality.
The French National Assem-
bly half-heartedly voted approval
yesterday of the idea of a Euro-
pean Army, but specified that no
Germans should be recruited un-
til parliaments of all six proposed
members had ratified the Army

NO DETAILS were announced

on the agreements reached.
The negotiations were report-
ed to have broken down last
Saturday but members of the
Iranian Parliament oil commit-
tee intervened directly a n d
saved the talks.
Discussions have centered on
the bank's proposal to manage the
idle Iranian oil industry tempor-
arily until a final settlement of
the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
operation dispute.
* * *
This began last April after
Iran nationalized the billion and
a half dollar-British-built oil in-.
Mossadegh has insisted any
agreement must be under the na-
tionalization law which provides
Iran must have complete author-
ity over exploitation and refining
of its oil reserves.

A play set within a play will
take the center of the stage at
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater as the
curtain rises at 8 p.m. today on'
the Student Players' production,
"Joan of Lorraine."

Written by playwright-novelist
Maxwell Anderson, the play re-
volves around actress Mary
Graves, the person, and Mary
Graves as she portrays historically
famous Joan d'Arc.
THE CENTRAL conflict in the
story concerns the moral scruples
of Joan-would she have stooped
to petty politics and conniving to
achieve her "heaven-sent" ends, or
not? Actress Mary, portrayed by
Patricia- Skinner, '52, says ,Joan
would not, while her director,
played by Jim Brodhead, '54, says
she would.
How they will resolve this di-
lemma, as well as how Ander-
son's Joan will save France,
comprises the evening's bill of
Tickets for "Joan of Lorraine"
are on sale at a special price of 50
cents for tonight's performance.
All of her performances will cost
75 cents or $1.

D-aily-A1 Reid
heir to the French throne,
played by special student Roy
Strozzi, receives his crown from
Joan of Lorraine, portrayed by
Patricia Skinner, '52.
YD's To Enter
Local Politics
Prof. Arthur M. Eastman of the
English department and chairman
of the Ann Arbor Democratic or-
ganization told a meeting of
Young Democrats last night to
fulfill their political obligation
through local political work.
He drafted about half of the 24
members present last night for
soliciting work preceding the
municipal election in April.
The YD's also decided to aid the
Civil Liberties Committee in se-
curing signatures on petitions re-
questing placement of the speak-
ers' ban issue on spring SL elec-
tion ballots.

Hill Audience To Hear
Norway Ch oir Tonight

the 2,810 pints record
versity of Texas.

of the Uni-

] National
By The Associated Press
judiciary subcommittee sharply
rejected yesterday President
Truman's request that his clean-
up chief, Newbold Morris, be
given power to grant immunity
' from prosecution to witnesses in
his investigation of government
'1 * * *
WSHINGTON - T h e Sen-
4te Banking Committee yesterday
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Charles Lau oCaptivates Audience at Hill
All 200 pounds of Charles Laughton leaned over a stack of books 'A '' .""
and proceeded to read to a jam-packed Hill Auditorium audience
last night.>
A spell was cast as the dramatic Englishman led his listeners
from the home of Little Red Riding Hood to Shakespeare's magic
wood and to the Gettysburg battlefield within two hours.
Telling of his wonder at the enormous wide-open spaces of ..:{'
America, Laughton "pounded across the continent in a giant %.
diesel' ashe read a "moonbeam and train" scene from Thomas

The Singing Boys of Norway
will present the eighth concert in
the Choral Union Series at 8:30
p.m. today in Hill Auditorium.
Opening their program with
"Grosses Amen" by Olavsknaben,
the opening group of songs will
also include "Star Spangled Ban-
ner," "Misere Mei Deus" by Gre-
gorio Allegri, "Rex Tremendae
Majestatis" from the "Requiem
Ave Verum Corpus" by Mozart, "O
Jesuslein Zart, Dein Kripplein Ist
Hart" by Bach and concluding
with "Exultate Deo" by Pales-
* * *
THE OTHER two groups of
songs which the Singing Boys

will present include works by
Grieg, Svendsen, Lindemann and
For their collection of Nor-
wegian folk songs the boys will
don native costumes.
The group's 1952 tour of Ameri-
ca where they are giving concerts
in 60 cities, marks the first trip to
this country by the Choir. The
trip 'is part of the celebration of
their 25th anniversary as an or-
*, * *
SOPRANO STAR of the Choir
is the extraordinary 13 year old
Pelle, who can sing eight tones
above high C and has one of the
m o s t phenomenal coloratura
voices now in existence.



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