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VOL. LXIII, No. 102 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 4, 1953

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I Ward Discusses
ReligionIssue
Claims Totalitarianism Rises in Era;
Will Address Economics Club Today
By MARK READER
Charging that the main contribution of Western society to the
world has been to turn men's minds from religion to a materialistic,
non-religious way of thinking, Barbara Ward Jackson initiated the
Mott Foundation lecture yesterday.
x Speaking on "Are Today's Problems Religious," the famed assist-
ant editor of the London "Economist" also said, "The 20th century
has not been one of democratic development but rather a century of
totalitarianism."

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*

MRS. JACKSON is scheduled to address the Economics Club at

Arraignment
Of Thomas
Due Today
Continued questioning of former
University Hospital janitor, Ben-
ny Thomas, by city police will
wait until Thomas is arraigned in
Circuit Court this morning on
charges of car theft and assault-
ing an X-ray technician at the
Hospital Saturday. Lt. Walter
Krasny said last night.
Although the suspect was iden-
tified by assault victim, 22-year-old
Virginia J. Wrobleski, as "with-
out doubt" the assailant who
knocked her down and choked her,
Thomas has not made any con-
fession or offered any alibi to the
charge, according to Krasny.
FIFTEEN minutes before Mrs.
Wrobleski was attacked Saturday,
a stolen car report was received
from hospital employe Kenzie
Locke who thought a former rider
and discharged janitor had tak-.
en it, police said.
Officers connected the two
incidents and spotted Thomas
near his Willow Village home
Monday while he was driving
the car. A chase by car and foot
followed -with county and city
policemen capturing the sus-
pect at gunpoint.
Throughout questioning, how-
ever, the 30-year-old suspect has
refused to"admit anything other
than that he "borrowed" the car
from an aquaintance who used to
drive him to work, police reported.
Meanwhile, detectives are still
investigating the possibility that
the prisoner was the thug who
forced his' way into an Ann Ar-
bor home Thursday at gunpoint
and held four women captive while
he searched the house for an un-
known object without stealing
anything.
An assault and battery warrant
also stands against him in Ypsi-
lanti township for an attack on a
Willow Village woman which oc-
cured shortly before his arrest
Monday.
YD's Discuss
Controversil
EDC Situation
Young Democrats braved the
Ann Arbor downpour last night to
discuss the European Defense
Community at its weekly meeting
in the Union.
TLhL SJUUin :iatirinaVU d.

48 p.m. today in the Rackham Am-
phitheater on "Problems of In-
vestment in Underdeveloped
Areas."
The noted Englishwoman claimed
that materialistic thinking has
made man an instrument of "an
historical process" and was reduc-
ing him to a position "without sig-
nificance." She believed that if
Marxism is carried to a logical,
conclusion man would be com-
pletely subject to matter.
1MRS. JACKSON saw basic sim-
ilarities in all worldreligions and
catagorized them ifive groupings:
1--A godhead or a source of re-
ality which serves as a deity and
is present in both Eastern and
Western religion.
2-A varying concept of man
which flows from the concept of
individual dignity.
She said that views on the aim
and purpose of the individual were
'essentially a desire to be delivered
entirely from oneself by contem-
plation of God or a hope of union
with a supreme being by express-
ing love.
3-The concept that union
with God can only be achieved
through a moral way of life is
also needed. Mrs. Jackson said
that a moral way of life in re-
ligion consisted of placing a
check on oneself. "Assertion of
self," she went on, "has been
held to be an obstable to the
aim of life by religious philoso-
phers."
4-In all religions a moral law
is present. She said all religions
feel that transgressions of moral
law will result in disaster.
5 -Implicit in all religions,
she felt, was an underlying sense
of responsibility enabling man
to have the power of choice.
"Man has the power to be free,"
she argued, "because he has the
power to choose."
Mrs. Jackson also saw an "in-
finite pessimism in ancient relig-
ions." She believed that this was
a result of the feeling that the
world was nothing but illusion by
classical philosophers.
* * *
THE reknowned author traced
the failure of the Medieval Ages
to synthesize Christian concepts
and create an earthly "City of
God" because the men who were
tryingto accomplish it failed
spiritually and also because cer-
tain "vitalities in that society re-
fused to be put in moral restraint
by the Christian Church."
"These vitalities," Mrs. Jack-
son continued, "were the force of
discovery, the rise of nationalism
and the concurrent rise of capi-
talism." Another major reason for
the failure of the Medieval unifi-
cation wasthe inadequecies of
knowledge and measuring instru-
ments.
Mrs. Jackson believed that sci-
ence and the concept of evolution
had supplanted moral law, and
finally had resulted in a negation
of religion in this centry.

.Petitions
Tomorrow is the deadline for
student organizationsto file pe-
titions for sponsorship of Stu -
dent Legislature Cinema Guild
movies.
Any recognized campus group
can pick up a petition at the SL
Bldg., providing it is complet-
ed and returned by 5 p.m. to-
morrow. Sponsoring groups get
70 per cent of film profits.
IF, C Plans
'Bias Clause
Discuss ion
The first local move to aid fra-
ternities in removing restrictive
membership clauses from their
constitutions was announced last
night at the Interfraternity Coun-
cil's House Presidents Assembly
meeting.
Dick Manchee, '54, chairman of'
the IFC Big Ten Counselling and
Information Service committee,
told the group that the first step
would be a meeting next Wednes-
day of the presidents of the thir-
teen fraternities which have re-
strictive clauses.
AT THIS meeting, Manchee said,
he will explain to the presidents
what work can be done both local-
ly and nationally to remove the
clauses. The presidents will then
take the information back to their
houses for discussion.
The Big Ten Counseling and
Information Service was set up
last May by the Big Ten IFC,
Panhel conference and has work-
ed during the year gathering in-
formation concerning restrictive
clause situations on other Big
Ten campuses.
Earlier in the meeting, Bill Cap-
itan, '54, co-rushing chairman
termed the spring rushing 'good'
with 61 per cent of the men who
rushed having pledged.
* * *
SIX FRATERNITIES responded
to a plea by Phil Nielson, former

Series Continues
A new branch of sociology
known as group dynamics is try-
ing to prove that parliamentary
rules aren't the only laws govern-
ing group functions, and the cam-
pus will get a chance to see the
proof tonight.
The second of Student Legisla-
ture's Student Citizenship pro-
grams, scheduled for 7:30 today
in Auditorium B, Mason Hall, will
be devoted to demonstrations of
group dynamics techniques.
LED BY MEMBERS of the Re-j
search Center for Group Dynamics.
the open session will put the aud-
ience to work as observers of test
discussion groups.
Each group and its leader will
go over a typical campus prob-
lem, such as student apathy or
faculty evaluations, with general
recommendations on the topic as
its aim.
The job of the audience-turned-
sociologist is to observe and eval-
uate the group's actions from three
standpoints: the function of the
leader, the effect of the leader on
the group and group interactions.
Members of the Group Dy-
namics Center will distribute in-
formation on past findings in the
new sociological field following
the demonstrations. Audience
questions will be answered at
this time.
Student Citizenship Program
chairman Bob Neary, '54BAd., urg-
ed campus organization members
to turn out for the meeting in
order to increase their awareness
of the dynamics of group func-
tions.
Tonight's meeting is in line with
the SL program's purpose of de-
veloping students understanding
of their leadership responsibilities.

Sociologists
To Present
Views Today
SL Citizenship

VYACHESLAV MOLOTOV JOSEPH STALIN
a possible successor? . . . in serious condition
RIDICULOUS :
Rebuke to Economists
A ae .
Amazes Prof. Boutdi

By ARLENE LISS
Prof. Kenneth E. Boulding ofj
the economics department, was
left speechless by a recent Detroit
Free Press editorial stating that
there probably are not more than
a dozen economists worthy of the
name in the United States.
Recovering from his initial re-
action that the whole editorial
was "beyond comment,"tProf.
Boulding said of the editorial's
definition of a true economist that
it was "too ridiculous." The article
had said that the true economist
"really understands why human
beings act as they do in the mar-,
ket place."
SOAKED:
Spring .Rains
DrenchCity
Ann Arbor's first spring mon-
soon deluged the city with more
than one and a quarter inches of
rain yesterday, bringing floods on
campus and automobile collisions
on city streets.
A burst water main flooded the
Women's Athletic Bldg. basement,
last night and was threatening theI

ACCORDING TO Prof. Bould-s
ing, "On the whole, economists
are not interested in how human
beings act in the market place.
That is not their main function."
Concerning a statement by the
chairman of the House Approp-1
riations Committee that he would
cut the 2,498 economists on the
federal payroll of 200, the Free
Presssaid "the fewer of them on
the public payroll the better."
Prof. Boulding, however, dis-
agrees. He thinks that even with
so many employes the federal gov-
ernment is lacking in economic in-
formation. He pointed out that
the country needs as much infor-
mation as it can afford and "We
can afford A lot."
Prof. Harold M. Levinson of the
economics department comment-
ing on the government's need of
economists said, "The function of
government in economic spheres is
so extensive and so complex that
it is essential that the government
has trained economists to advise
them."
Other members of the depart-
ment contacted said the editorial
was laughable and did not war-
rant any comment.
Wider Waslitenaw
Ruled by Council
The city council ruled at its
bi-weekly meeting that Washte-
naw Avenue will be widened by
two feet froi S. University to
Tuomy Rd. with the loss of only
seven or eight trees.
The widening will be accom-
plished this summer in connection
with the State Highway Depart-
ment's plan to resurface Washte-
naw.
Barrows To Talk
To PoetryGroup
Prof. Herbert Barrows of the
English department will talk to
the Modern Poetry Club on the
works of English poet Gerard
Manley Hopkins at 8:30 p.m. to-
morrow in Rm. A of the League.

Premier Suffers
Paralytic Stroke
Radio Moscow Says Red Leader
Stricken Sunday by Hemorrhage
By The Associated Press
MOSCOW - Moscow Radio said today that Joseph
Stalin has suffered a 'paralytic stroke and is in serious con-
dition.
The broadcast said the 73-year-old Russian premier is
unconscious, his right arm and leg are paralyzed and his
heart has been affected. Start of the illness, identified as a
brain hemorrhage, occurred Sunday and is spreading, the
official announcement said.
The broadcast, attributing the report to the official Soviet
news agency Tass, said the Red chief is suffering from loss
of speech and is breathing with difficulty.
Text of the announcement follows:
"The treatment of Comrade Stalin is being conducted
under the guidance of A. F. Tretyakov, minister of public
health of the USSR, and I. Kuperia, chief of the Medical
Sanitary Board of the Kremlin.
"The treatment of Comrade Stalin is being conducted
under the constant supervision of the Central Committee of
the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Soviet
government.
"In view of the grave state of the health of Comrade
Stalin, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of
the Soviet Union and the Council of Ministers of the USSR
I found it necessary to publish, beginning with Wednesday,
medical bulletins on the state of health of Joseph Vissariono-
vich Stalin."
Speculation was rife among Washington correspondents
early this morning that Premier Stalin might already be dead.
Veteran reporters recalled how during the last war important
-news releases were often held back
a week or more before being given
out.
World News*

,L oulLi l "pull

student at the Free University ofIA C Wbolverine CIut> bowling alley with immersion be-
Berlin, to sponsor a program of ex- I Irn fore the flood was halted after
change students. The plan would 9:30 p.m.
entail two fraternities housing a Petitioning for Wolverine Club *

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nurna w ' .y uo ra eru nn. ac
the same time University student
would go to Berlin.
Amending the IFC constitution,
the Assembly voted a stipulation
that the IFC executive committee
be composed of house presidents
and undergraduate former house
presidents. In the present set up
the executive committee is open
to any fraternity man.

positions wil remain open until
5 p.m. Friday.
Chairmanships for applicants
who will have sophomore or high-
er standing next fall are for. spec-
ial trips, pep rallies, publicity, spec-
ial affairs and block 'M' commit-
tees. ,
Petitions can be picked up every
day this week in Rm. 1020 Admin-
istration Bldg.

OTHER RAIN damage occured
at the West Engineering Automo-
tive Lab where a leaky roof neces-
sitated placing buckets through-
out the lab to catch rain water.
Slippery streets caused at
least seven local accidents, none
involving University faculty
members or students, police re-
ported.
In one collision an estimated
$1,600 damage was done to two
cars with minor damage reported
in other accidents. A freakish
crash occured when a driver back-
ed through a fence into a Univer-
sity parking lot, damaging a car
parked there.
The Willow Run weather bur-
eau predicted the rain would turn
to wet snow early this morning
with falling temperatures and
snow flurries later today.

Roundup
By The Associated Press
TEHRAN, Iran-Premier Mo-
hammed Mossadegh's opposition
boycotted a Parliament meeting
yesterday and blocked a vote of
confidence in his struggle for pow-
er with youthful Shah Mohammed
Reza Pahlevi.
SEOUL-Allied fighter-bomb-
ers yesterday flattened two Red
centers near Manchuria with
fire bombs and high explosives,
touching off fierce air battles in
which U. S. Sabres probably
shot down one MIG and dam-
aged five more, the Air Force
said.
* * *
WASHINGTON - The Hawaii!
statehood bill won approval from
the House Interior and Insular
Affairs Committee yesterday but
the group turined down by a 14-13
vote a move to add Alaska.

Author Seager

STALIN MADE his last public
appearance January 12. He met
with Indian diplomats Feb. 18.
On neither occasion was he re-
ported to be ailing.
However, there had been per-
sistent rumors during the past
few months that the aged pre-
mier's health was failing.
Reports have been circulating
that Vyacheslav M. Molotov, long-
time Communist Party leader,
would succeed to the leadership of
the party on Stalin's death. HOw-
ever, informed sources give Georgi
Malenkov, former private secre-
tary of the stricken premier, the
inside chance for succeeding to
the Red leadership.
Lavrenti Beriya, supervisor of
the powerful Ministries of Inter-
nal and State Security, also figures
in the struggle for power which
seems certain to follow the pre-
mier's death.
WHEN a reporter tried to con-
tact Soviet foreign minister An-
drei Y. Vishinsky, now in New York
for the United Nations meeting,
Vishinsky's secretary answered the
phone. The aide said Vishinsky
was sleeping and that he had not
heard the announcement.
The first report to the world
of the critical illness was made
at 12:15 a.m. today (Ann Arbor
time). It came in the regular
service of Tass, broadcast in
Russian for the press abroad.
The Moscow Radio's Home Serv-
ice Bulletin was not broadcast un-
til 15 minutes later. Thus the out-
side world apparently received the
news before the bulk of the Rus-
sian people themselves.
Marshal Stalin, in addition to
being USSR premier, is com-
mander-in-chief of the Red
.-m mi:ic . of rpfpn p at

BRAINS BUT NO BRAWN:
Thieme Gives Preview of Future Man

x e group parracipated as a
whole in the discussion which
was led by Phil Converse, Ralpho
Goldberg, and Sue Sharfman, '55,
YD members. Backhaut
Delegates meeting in Rome this
week will vote on the controver-
sial EDC program. The case of Bernard Backhaut
Goldberg, speaking on the '55, vs. the Young Republicans
French political reactions to the will come to a head in tonight's

E
,
S
s

By ELSIE KUFFLER I
The 98 pound weakling, lacking
muscles, but with the mentality of
an intellectual giant is 500.000
years ahead of, himself.
This was the picture of the man
of the future presented by Prof.
Frederick P. Thieme of the an-
thropology department in This
Week magazine.
ACCORDING to the anthropol-
ogist, the future generation may
not resemble Charles Atlas, but

S * *

less hair and fewer and smaller
teeth.
* * *
"HIS NOSE WILL appear to be
of immense proportions, thus sup-
plying the alternative occupation
of plastic surgery for barbers out
of work because of the lack of
hair on future heads," Prof. Thi-
eme predicted.
"Already practically useless, the
little toe may be a thing of the
past by 500,000 AD," he speculat-
ed.

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