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ANN, ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1952
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Two Kentucky Coal Pits Picketed;
Lewis Asks Added Mine Safety
By The Associated Press
A nation wide steel strike was averted yesterday in Pittsburgh
but production at two Hyden, Ky. coal mines was tied up by 400
pickets of the United Mine Workers in the climax of a 10 month
union organization drive marked by repeated violence.
The CIO United Steelworkers called off a threatened walkout for
at least another 29 days. The deadline for the strike was postponed
to March 23-in order to give the Wage Stabilization Board time to
draw up its suggested recommendation for settling the steel contract
'It's Never Too Late'
Talks Tense Over Issue
Of Russian Inspection
THE TWO Kentucky coal p
LISBON -(P)- The Atlanti
IA Pact ministers pondered yesterda
the possibility of revamping Euro
pean defense plans in the light o
t the shift of Soviet pressure to Asi,
Foreign, defense and financ
ministers of the 14 member na
tions of the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization met here behind
closed doors to hear top-level re
ports on the Soviet Union and it
latest world policies.
* * *
U.S. SECRETARY of State Dean
Aheson was reported to have told
the NATO council there are good
c hances for a K'orean armistice
before spring. But, far from cheer
ing the NATO partners, Acheson'
statement was said to have stirre
up fears that such an armistic
will free the Communists to- un
dertake new adventures else
where in Asia.
Reports of Increased Soviet
attention there and a slacken-
ing of Ruslan cold war activities
In Europe caused the ministers
to consider at length the possi-
bility of scaling down plans for
50 to 60 European divisions by
the end of 1952 and nearly
double that by the end of 1954.
* But there was no hint that any
definite decision along these
lines had been reached.
The 1952 target of combat
ready troops - recommended by
NATO. military chiefs - was ap
proved earlier yesterday by the
defense ministers in a separate
meeting and then was turned over
for study by the full council.
* r 4'
THE MINISTERS put off until
e today the most ticklish question
facing them-the role of Wesi
Germany in Europe's defenses.
Then they will discuss the rela-
tionship between NATO and the
k European Defense Community,
from whose projected six-nation
European army the council hopes
to get 43 divisions-including
West German units-for Western
defense. The key to the EDC prob-
lem is West Germany's demands
for equality with her partners and
1 France's fears of a rearmed former
'Aid in Detroit
tle over Detroit unemployment
raged on yesterday.
A second spokesman for Detroit
employers told the Senate Finance
Committee that Detroit "unem-
ployment isn't critical with re-
spect to getting more jobs into
srank E. Cooper of the Michi-
gan Manufacturers' Association
repeated views expressed earlier
by Willis H. Hall of the Detroit
Board of Commerce.
"Unemployment levels in Mich-
Igan are not critical," Cooper told
He testified in opposition to a
bill sponscred by Senator Moody
(D-Mich.) which would provide
a federal supplement to state un-
Moody is scheduled to take the
Hall said he was "appalled" by
pits, which normally employ 60 men,
-- were picketed as the result of a
drive to organize Leslie and Clay
counties, the last strongholds of
non-unionism in the southeastern
Kentucky coal fields.
Dynamitings and other vio-
lence accompanied the organiz-
ing campaign, directed at ap-
proximately 3,000 miners in the
two counties, and UMW Chief-
tain John L. Lewis complained
that his organizers were being
c subjected to a "reign of terror."
y The coal operators and county
- officials denied Lewis' statement,
of but the FBI sent men to investi-
e Meanwhile in Washington Lewis
. served notice on Congress yester-
y day that "we'll think of some-
d thing to do" if Federal mine safe-
- ty laws are not strengthened.
s The heavy-eyebrowed chief of
the United Mine Workers gave no
hint as to what the "something"
n might be. But some immediately
A thought of a work stoppage in the
d oalfields. Under its contract,
,e theUMW may call for "menor-
- ial" periods, during which mem-
,s hers do not work, as a tribute to
d men killed in mine disasters.
IN THE STEEL controversy both
- union and major steel companies
had agreed to submit the contract
controversy to the WSB after
their negotiations deadlocked.
U.S. mediators failed to break the
The union wants wage in.
creases of 18Y cents an hour, a
guaranteed annual wage, union
shop, improved premiumpay
and other benefits. The Indus-
try has proposed that the union
forego its wage demands if steel
companies give up hopes of get-
ting price relief.
The companies steadfastly con-
tended that no wage increase can
- be granted without price ad-
vances to match.
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO-(M)-Some Southwood residents
have had a change of heart about the Sing Sheng family--the
Chinese they told by a 174-28 vote they did not want as neighbors
in the all-white residential district.
This group plans to meet tonight to initiate a movement to
persuade the neighborhood to reverse its stand and invite the
Shengs to move into the golf-course-bordered suburb. The
Shengs had made a down payment on a house there but gave it
up after the anti-vote in last week's unofficial election.
Mrs. Warren Mooney, a resident of the area, said the original
opposition to Sheng, a 26-ear-old Pan American Airlines me-
chanic and one-time Chinese Nationalist officer, stemmed from
a group of persons who campaigned from door to door.
Sheng said he did not know what he would do if the neigh-
borhood should invite his family to return.
Civilians Riot Against U.S.,
In Prisoners Camp Ja pan
By The Associated Press
Riots in a Korean and Japanese prisoners' camp climaxed a cam-
paign of Communist-inspired civilian anti-American feeling this week.
Communist-led Korean civilian prisoners attacked U.S. troops
guarding a Koje island compound Monday.
Seventy persons including one American soldier were killed and;
165 injured before the riot was quelled in intense fighting, U.S. auth-
orities said today.
About 1,500 civilian inmates-irate over private screening of in-
AUTHOR GREETS CAST-Jim Kemper, '52, author of the 1952 Union Opera, "It's Never Too
Late" briefs part of the newly chosen cast for hi s musical to be presented here Mar. 26, 27 and 28.
His attentive listeners include (1 to r) Don Ghareeb, '54L, Jay Mills, '53, Bob Ely, '54E, Lloyd Evans,
'54, Jim McGlincy, '52, and Bill Schreiner, '55. The cast is set to begin full time rehearsals today.
Officials oc Union Opera Cast
Ten days of reading, singing,
dancing and waiting were cli-
maxed yesterday when director
Fred Evans announced the leads
for the 1952 Union Opera, "It's
Never Too Late."
The main speaking'parts in the
all male musical will be played by
Bob Ely, '54E, Jim McGlincy, '52.
Jay Mills, '53, Sheldon Rose,
Grad., and Curt Verschoor, Grad.
* * *
FEATURED IN the "feminine"
roles will be Don Ghareeb, '54L,
Lloyd Evans, '54 SM, Bill Schrein-
er, '55, and Don Strout.
In releasing the cast, opera
officials also revealed, for the
first time, a brief outline of the
Plot of "It's Never Too Late."
Written by Jim Kemper, '52," the
play related the adventures of
Maggie Jenks, wife of a sweaterI
manufacturer, who wins first
prize in a radio audience partici-
pation show and is promised the
fulfillment of her greatest desire.
Thinking her husband had be-
come mixed up with an attractive
secretary in his sweater factory,
Maggie decides her wish is to
leave him and seek an acting ca-
reer in Hollywood.
* *' *
THE COMPLICATIONS that
arise combined with the lively
songs and dances Director Evans
is arranging will provide one of
the livliest operas in recent years,
General Manager J i M. Yobst,
Contractors on Angell Addition
Report No, Workers Overpaid
phases of production
swing for the opera.
are in full
While attornies for one con-
struction firm prepared toappeal
an assessment for overpayment of
local brick layers, contractors for
the Angell Hall addition reported
they have not found over payment
necessary in Ann Arbor.
TOOTH TROUBLE TOLD:
Letter by Washington
In-C lemnents Collect ion
A new way in which George
Washington put the bite on the
British duringuthe Revolutionary
War is brought to light by a let-
ter now on display in the Cle-
THIS LETTER which caused a.
stir in the Red Coats' general staff
was written by the General at
* * *
New Windsor, Conn., on May 29,
1781 and was addressed to Dr.
Baker, a Philadelphia dentist:
"Sir: A day or two ago I re-
quested Cole Harrison to apply
to you for" a pair of Pincers to
fasten the wire of my teeth.
I hope you furnished him with
I now wish you would send me
one of your scrapers, as my teeth,
stand in need of cleaning, and I
have little prospect of being in
Philadelphia soon. It will come
very safe by the Post and in re-
turn the money shall be sent so
soon as I know the cost of it."
The letter did not go "very
safe by post." It was captured by
the British before it got to Dr.
Baker, The English, puzzled by a
Commander in Chief who would,
be having trouble with his false
teeth and take the time to write
his dentist, were suspicious.
UPSET OFFICIALS sent copiesj
of the letter to London and other'
British army units in America,
apparently in an effort to break
this new secret code of the Colon-
There is no historical indication
of whether or not General Wash-
ington ever received the scraper-
for his teeth. But history does
show that at the conference which
Washington had just attended at
Wethersfield, Connecticut, before
writing the letter to Dr. Baker,
the final phases of the American
Revolutions were planned.
These plans culminated in the
Battle of Yorktown in the fall of
The J. D. Hedin Construction
Co. builders of the Veterans Ad-
ministration Hospital and the
Out-Patient Clnic had been ac-
cused of hiring brick layers at
wages over the Wage Stabilization
Board local ceiling and were as-
sessed '$80,000 by the Detroit
branch of WSB for the violation.
The case will be heard by the WSB
of ice in Washington Feb. 29.
* * *4
THE COMPANY claims that be-
cause of the shortage of bricklay-
ers in Ann Arbor, where the ceiling
is $2.75 an hour, it has been forced
to hire workers from Detroit where
the prevailing rate is $3 an hour.
However, Bryant and Detwiler,
contractors for the South Quad
and Angell Hall addition said yes-
terday that securing bricklayers
locally is no problem. They' have
hired 30 new bricklayers within
the past three weeks.
The hearing in the second al-
leged wage control violation local-
ly, involving the Anchor Fireproof-
ing Company, subcontractors on
the Out-Patient Clinic has been
delayed, pending a decision on the
Hedin case. The Anchor Company
is accused of paying about $60,000
in over ceiling wages to bricklay-
"Committees on production,
scenery and costumes and promo-
tions are at work readying the
show for its March 26 premier at
the Michigan Theatre," he said.
After Ann Arbor performances
March 26, 27 and 28, the cast will
take to the road for orie night
stands April 2 through 5 in Flint,
Toledo, Detroit and Buffalo.
President Harlan aF.Hatcher
will be "happy to accept" the
State Legislature's invitation to
address a joint meeting of the
House and Senate, it was infor-
mally announced yesterday.
President Hatcher will probably
make an official statement today
in response to the Legislature's
As a rule, only the governor ad-
dresses the joint sessions, although
Gen. Douglas MacArthur also re-
ceived an invitation earlier this
The House offered the invita-
tion week ago, and the Senate
confirmed it Wednesday.
By The Associated Press
tigators discovered yesterday that
mechanics have been drawing
wages at a rate of $17,000 a year
on a highly secret air base project
near the North Pole, while labor-
ers have been earning $13,000.
WASHINGTON - In another
blast at Joseph C. Nunan and.-the
Internal Revenue Bureau, Sena,-
tor Williams (R-Del.) said yes-
terday "not one dime" has been
collected on tax claims of almost
two million..dollars against four
of Nunan's law clients.
House Atomic Energy Commit-
tee yesterday held a secret "full
dress review" of the hydrogen
bomb program with the Ato-
mic Energy Commission.
WASHINGTON - Immediate
construction has been ordered of
a second type of atomic-powered
engine for submarines, the Ato-
mic E n e r g y Commission an-
* * *
NEW YORK - Gen. Douglas
MacArthur issued a statement last
night disclaiming any support of
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's
"candidacy for political office."
WASHINGTON - Wayne Coy
quit yesterday as Chairman of the
Federal Communications Com-
mission to look for a better-pay-
'Ensian Going Up
One more week remains for
purchasing '52 Ensians before the
price is raised from $5.50 to $6.00
Yearbooks c a n b e ordered
through Ensian house representa-
tive by calling 2-3241, ext. 34.
ternees to separate loyal South
Koreans from Communists - at-
tacked their guards with a vicious
array of homemade weapons, ac-
cording to Army officials. -
They fought with steel pickets,
wooden clubs, barbed wire flails,
black jacks, metal tent pole
spikes, iron pipe, rocks and knives.
MEANWHILE, yesterday Com-
munists in Tokyo and other Jap-
anese cities staged the biggest
series of riots and anti-American
demonstrations since the outset of
Simultaneously the Peiping ra-
dio broadcast what it called a
Japanese Communist party mani-
festo declaring the "traitorous"
Japanese government "must be
* * *
BEFORE ORDER was restored
at nightfall, thousands of Jap-
anese Communists and sympathiz-
ers had stormed through Tokyo's
streets. They battled police with
rocks, tear gas bombs and fists.
At least 14 Japanese police-
men had been injured. Approxi-
mately 11,300 policemen were
mobilized. Few arrests were
The chief of the metropolitan
police board, told a news confer-
ence the rioting probably was "a
Red test of training and discipline
among the ranks."
All Other Points
MUNSAN, Korea, Feb. 22 ()-
Communist insistence on Russia as
a "neutral" inspector tightened
the Korean true talk deadlock yes-
terday, and an Allied broadcast
laid the blame on Moscow.
In the gloomy atmosphere of
fresh stalemates, staff officers
agreed to return to the conference
tents of Panmunjom at 11 a.m.
(9 p.m. today, Ann Arbor time),
THE UNITED Nations staff of-
ficers for the first time yesterday
told the Communists why Russia
is unacceptable as one of six neu-
tral nations which would provide
teams for supervising an armi-
It was Russia's "record of
past participation" in Korea.
While this was not elaborated,
it was obviously a reference to
Russia's arming of the North
Koreans for the war and its sup-
ply of guns, tanks and planes
that have been flowing since
into the conflict.
Communist staff officers in re-
ply argued that Russia was for
peace and that the UN command
position was without logic.
In the shadow of the debate
over Russia, no progress was made
in the talks on item three-super-
vision of a truce.
The Communists held firm to
their figure of a maximum of
30,000 troops to be rotated by each
side monthly. The Allies have
scaled down their figure to 35,000
and seem unwilling to compromise
In the fighting war helicopters,
dodging Communist fire, rescued a
trapped Allied patrol on the snowy
eastern battlefront yesterday while-.
reinforcements drove off a Korean
Communist ambush party.
U.S. Eighth Army headquarters
said Allied artillery silenced an
intense stream of Communist
small arms and mortar fire which
had pinned the patrol to the
ground for more than three hours.
Two, groups of reinforcements
were sent to the aid of the am-
buhed patrol.. The first was pinned
down until artillery cleared out
the North Korean amuscade.
When the second group of rein-
forcements arrived the Reds were
The action took place west of
Kansong where the Reds lay in
wait along the Nam River The'
patrol was described as small.
Tickets for a special student
cut-rate trip to the Michigan-
Michigan State hockey game Feb.
29 will be on sale from 8 to 10:30
p.m. today and tomorrow in the
Sales on the $2.90 ducats will
continue from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Feb.
25 to 28 at the Administration
Bldg. The price includes game
and transportation costs.
The bus will leave at 5:45 p.m.
from th1e Union and will leave the
MSC Union at 11 p.m. Special
1:30 a.m. late permission has been
granted women making the trip.
KOREAN PLASMA NEED URGENT:
Drive for Blood To Begin March 10
By MARGE SHEPHERD
Stressing the desperate need for reserve blood for defense pur-
poses, Joseph H. Fee, assistant to the dean of students, yesterday
urged all eligible students to sign pledges for the all-campus blood
donation drive Mar. 10 to 21.
"Every blood donation made on campus contributes to fulfilling
the urgent demand for whole blood and plasma in Korea," he said.
The local drive is a small but significant part of the tremendous na-
tional defense program, he added.
,'. * *
THUS FAR IN THE DRIVE for pledges only about 200 cards have
been received from 44 different distribution points.'
Pledge cards for faculty members are available in University
ydepartmentsand offices and may be secured by studentsfrom
"-----"-------- """ I
CONSENT OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN
I hereby give my consent for
to donate blood to the University of Michigan Blo6d Drive.
:1 S(Parent or guardian)
. MEXICO CITY-('P)-Mexicos
small Communist party appeared
last night to have sabotaged Uni-
ted States efforts to reach an
agreement with Mexico on nili-
The U.S. mission on the arms
project left for Washington and
the Mexican foreign office issued
a statement saying the talks had
THE MISSION came here a
month ago in an effort to arrange
for sending arms to Mexico in re-
turn for a strong public Mexican
stand against Communism.
But the talks coincided with
the presidential election cam-
paign in Mexico in which the
government is more than or-
dinarily sensitive to Red party
The party has only 30,000 to
40,000 members in Mexico among
5,500,000 voters but in election
year its weight is out of propor-
tion to size.
*. * *
ALTHOUGH the talks were
only suspended, it is improbable
that they will be renewed before
Gen. Ike' Enters
WASHINGTON - (MP-- The