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A MATTER OF FUNCTIONS
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VOL. LXIII, No. 109 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1953

SIX PAGES

Britain Set
Back In Oil
Controversy
Round One Ends
In Italian Favor
VENICE, Italy - (P) - Britain's
huge Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
lost the opering round yesterday
of its legal battle to keep 5,000
tons of disputed Iranian oil out
of Italian hands.
But a spokesman said the big
test is yet to come.
Rejecting a plea by the AIOC
that Italian customs continue to
hold the oil, a Venice court ord-
ered immediate release of the car-
go purchased by the Italian Supor
Company of Rome and brought
here from Iran Feb. 14 by the
tanker Miriella.
. d 4
r:WHILE BRITISH lawyers pre-
pared to carry their fight to a
Rome court, the ancient 3,457-ton
Miriella and a larger tanker, the
16,000-ton Alba, were reported al-
ready in Iran waters for more oil.
to be sold to the Italian industry.
The AIOC claims the oil, as it
does other products from the
Abadan refinery which Premier
Mohammed Mossadegh's gov-
ernment seized from the com-
pany under his oil nationaliza-
tion program of 1951.
Mossadegh's adviser on oil, Dr.
Ali Shayegan, said in Tehran
Wednesday Iran is rejecting Brit-
ain's latest proposals for settle-
ment of the dispute.
The big issue is compensation,
to be paid the AIOC, mostly own-
ed by the British government, for
properties valued at 1/2 billion
dollars.
Shayegan told newsmen Mossa-
degh will explain to his Parliament
soon the reasons for rejection.
At the request of the AIOC, the
Venice court had temporarily im-
pounded the Miriella's cargo of
5,000 tons as a first step in de-
termining ownership of the oil
and legality of th0 Supor com-
pany's purchase from near-bank-
rupt Iran. The AIOC had -threat-
ened legal action against anyone
buying the disputed oil pending
settlement of its claims against
Iran.
Bach Concert
To Be Given
STomorrow
More than 2,000 people will per-
form in the second annual per-
formance of Bach's "Passion of
Our Lord According to St. Mat-
thew" at 8 p.m. tomorrow in Hill
Auditorium.
Two hundred and sixty Univer-
sity Choir singers and 45 members
of the University Symphony and
the Ann Arbor Civic Orchestras on
the stage will be directed by Prof.
Maynard Klein of the music
school.
* * *
IN THE FIRST balcony will be
a small chorus of 100 girls from
the Women's Glee Club and the
Cantando Club of Ann Arbor High
School conducted by John Merrill,
choral director in Ann Arbor High
School.
James B. Wallace of the music
school will lead 1600 Michigan
high school singers seated in the
second balcony.

Music school faculty members
who will take solo roles in the
concert are Prof. Harold as the
Evangelist, Prof. Philip Duey as
Jesus and Norma Heyde and Ar-
lene Sollenberger as soprano and
contralto leads, respectively.
Mary C. Hutchins, 53SM, and
Philip Steirnhaus, '55SM, will be
harpsichordists, and Marilyn Ma-
son Brown of the music school will
play the organ. '
Students who will have solo roles
are Robert Kerns, '54SM, in bass
arias; Donald Van Every, Grad. as
Judas; David Murray, '53SM, as
Peter; Perry Daniels, Grad. as the
high priest; Douglas Stott, Grad.,
as Pilate; Mary Tinkham, '54SM,
as Pilate's wife; June Howe, '55SM,
as the first maid and Ruth E. Orr,
Grad., as the second maid.
IFC'Senior

Roosevelt Asks
Velde -s Ouster
WASHINGTON - (M) - Rep. Roosevelt (D-N.Y.) called on the
House yesterday to oust Rep. Velde (R-Ill.) as chairman of the Un-
American Activities Committee.
He charged that Velde's actions reflect on the integrity of all
House members and raise a threat to freedom of religion.
ROOSEVELT'S resolution centered on what it called Velde's "ad-
mittedly false and careless accusations" against Mrs. Agnes Meyer,
wife of the board chairman of the Washington Post, and Velde's
comments about the possibility of an investigation of alleged Com-
munist activity by clergymen.
Velde issued a statement later in the day saying Roosevelt's
move "was intended to discredit me personally and to impede
the progress of the work being done by the committee."

e V
SL Rejects
New Policy
On Elections
Student Legislators defeated by
a small count last night a motion
to incorporate individual quad-
rangle house rules into SL elec-
tion policy, designed to prevent
recurrence of the controversial
Bob Perry 'case last fall.
However, the elections motion"
will probably be brought up for
reconsideration next week. Some
opposition to the move may be
removed at that time by deletion
of a clause which gave housing
units until tomorrow to file their
election rules with SL.
* * .
PROPOSED by Keith Beers,
Grad., the motion provides that
all candidates for student elec-
tions under SL control must abide
by procedural rules set up by in-
dividual housing units.
Beers explained that Univer-
sity and city regulations re-
garding poster distribution and
other forms of electioneering
had been incorporated into SL
rules so campus judiciaries could
enforce them
Since house rules now apply
only to residents, Beers noted that
incorporating the rules into SL
policy would force campaigners
to abide by regulations of the
house they were visiting.
In the fall election, com-
plaints were raised against vic-
torious SL candidate Perry, who
violated several dormitory house
council rules in his distribution,
of campaign literature.;
Men's Judiciary Council ruled
in December that "a candidate for
SL is not legally bound to obey the
campaigning rules handed down9
by a dormitory house council un-
less he happens to be a member;
of that house."
Two alternative proposals to
change the method of electing
J-Hop committee members were
also discussed last night and will
be voted on next week.
Groesbeck Rites
Set Tomorrow'
DETROIT-(P)-The Body of
Alex H. Groesbeck, thrice gover-1
nor of Michigan, will lie in statez
at the Masonic Temple prior toZ
funeral services tomorrow.i

He added that he wanted "to
assure all loyal American citizens
that the work will go forward with
a renewed spirit and determina-
tion."
VELDE'S encounter with the
clergy started last Monday night
in a radio interview when he said
"it is entirely possible" the Un-
American Activities Committee
will look into the church field for
Reds. He spoke of churchmen
"who seem to have devoted more
time to politics than they have
to the ministry."
Five of Velde's eight committee
colleagues quickly disassociated
themselves from any church in-
vestigation plan and one of them,
Rep. Kearney (R-N.Y.) said he
would demand a quick showdown
in the committee.
Velde himself, soon after the
committeemen began kicking over
the traces Tuesday, issued a
statement saying a clergy inves-
tigation had not geen considered
by the committee and "is not con-
templated at this time by me."
He contended he had only con-
ceded such a thing was a possi-
bility-which he said it still is.
Roosevelt's resolution was re-
ferred to the heavily-Republican
House Rules Committee. That
group, under the chairmanship of
Rep. Allen (R-Ill.), can bottle up
measures the chamber's leaders
do not want on the floor.
Utility Strifie
May Hit Area
Next Week
A statewide strike of the Con-
sumers Power Co. which would
cut off gas and electricity from
5,000,000 inhabitants of southern
Michigan is threatened for next
week.
Two big locals of the CIO's Util-
ity Workers Council in Jackson
and Bay City have said that they
will strike if the company does
not meet their demand for a 15
cents an hour wage increase.
The union is conducting a strike
vote this week of its 24 locals. If
called, the strike will be in de-
fiance of the state law requiring
30 days notice of a walkout..The
union, however, claims that the
law is unconstitutional.
Economics' professor, William
Haber, who is chairman of the
state fact finders committee said
last night that if company-union
negotations have not resumed by
Monday, both sides will be called
in by the committee.

Will Return
Fire U. S.
TellsCzechs
Diplomatic Break
Not Imminent
WIESBADEN, Germany-()-
They didn't have a chance yes-
terday, but American fighter pilots
will give a hot reception to any
Communist jet gunning for trouble
over West Germany in the future,
a U. S. Air Force spokesman said
last night.
The decision to shoot back was
emphasized as Communist Czech-
oslovakia countered a protest from
U. S. Ambassador George Wads-
worth over the destruction of a
U. S. F-84 Thunderjet by two So-
viet-built, Czech-flown MIG-15s
with a counter-protest that the
Thunderjet and its patrol mate
had insolently violated Czech ter-
ritory.
The Czech story, as broadcast
by Prague, was that the Thunder-
jets had penetrated 25 miles into
Czech territory south-southwest
of Pilsen and a battle developed
when the Americans refused the
orders from patrolling Czech
fighters to land.
*A * *
MEANWHILE the United States
weighed stiff new protests to Com-
munist Czechoslovakia Wednes-
day.
No open break in diplomatic
relations appeared imminent.
Nevertheless, American officials
took a stern view of the latest in-
ternational incident which erupt-
ed Tuesday when two Soviet-built
MIG-15 jet fighters from Czech-
oslovakia shot down a much slow-
er U. S. F84 Thunderbolt 15 miles
inside American-occupied Bavaria
in Germany. A companion U. S.
plane escaped unharmed.
At the State Department, offi-
cials said an initial protest ad-
dressed to the Czech government
Tuesday was undoubtedly just the
first step in a series of protest
actions.
WITH TENSION rising, the
Moscow-dominated Czechs quick-
ly rejected even the preliminary
American protest. The Prague
radio said yesterday afternoon
that a counter-protest had been
handed to American Ambassador
George Wadsworth, alleging that
the two U. S. planes "insolently"
violated Czech territory.
The two American pilots in-
volved in the incident insisted,
however, that the Red MIGs
opened fire on them seven to
15 miles inside the American
zone. They said there was no
fight.
At the Pentagon, informants
said the comparatively slow-mov-
ing U. S. Thunderbolts probably
never got a chance to aim their
guns as the Czechs pounced on
them without warning at 12,000
feet.
Local Writing
Talent Found
In Generation
Although they have been ac-
cused of choosing stories from an
old burlap sack, while blindfolded,
barefooted and whistling "Cho-
pin's Minute Waltz," the editorial
staff of Generation, claims that a

great deal of critical analysis goes
into their consideration of ma-
terial to be published in the cam-
pus inter-arts magazine.
Their literary clairvoyance has
resulted in the publication of 19
Hopwood winners in a total of
eight issues. Work by fifteen of
the 19 appeared prior to their
winning Hopwood Awards.
WITH AN average of two Hop-
wood potentials each issue, and
considering that such writers as
Saul Gottlieb, '52, turned up in
four issues, and won a total of six
Hopwoods, Generation offers it-
self as a fairly accurate proving
ground for writers, according to
Prof. Marvin Felheim of the Eng-
lish department, the magazine's
faculty advisor.
A Generation published story
by Bill Wiegand, '55, "For They
shall inherit the Earth" later
won a national award.
Generation was the first to pub-
lish Daniel Waldron, '51, whose

Enigma
Conflicting- explanations of
fered yesterday for the disap-
pearance of the "Alice in Won-
derland" murals from the
League Round-Up Room seemed
to suggest foul play.
Information from usually re-
liable sources indicated that the
murals, described as "hideous"
in a letter to The Daily, may
have been filched sometime
Saturday.
While one League official was
at a loss to explain the mural's
disappearance, another sug-
gested that they had been tak-
en down in the course of clean-
ing.
Meanwhile the whereabouts
of the paintings remains an
enigma.
Battle in UN
To Fill Lie's
Post Starts
UNITED NATIONS, N. Y.-(A)
-An East-West battle over who
is to succeed Trygve Lie as secre-
tary-general of the United Na-
tions got under way yesterday
with one Soviet and two Western
candidates formally -put in the
running.
The U. S. led off at a closed-
door Security Council meeting by
nominating Carlos P. Romulo of
The Philippines for the job. Rus-
sia countered by putting in the
name of Polish Foreign Minister
Stanislaw Skrzezewski.
One of the council's small pow-
ers, Denmark, then proposed Les-
ter B. Pearson of Canada.
The council took no decision but
decided to meet privately again
tomorrow afternoon.
THE THREE men nominated
may well fall by the wayside if
the U. S. and Russia stick to their
original positions.
In that case, a compromise
candidate such as Mrs. Vijaya
Lakshmi Pandit of India might
make it.
Although Denmark put up his
name, Pearson is understood also
to be the candidate of Britain and
France. There is no reason to
doubt that the U. S. would find
Pearson acceptable if Romulo does
not gain the necessary support.
Lie's five-year term expired
Feb. 2, 1951.
* * *
MEANWHILE, Henry Cabot
Lodge Jr., told the Russians yes-
terday at the UN meeting they had
thrown away their high prestige
gained in World War n because
of "violent words and deeds" in
Soviet foreign policy.
In blunt language, which drew
frequent applause in the packed
U. N. General Assembly, the U. S.
chief delegate recalled how the
Russians and the Americans had
fought side by side and how the
Russians had won many friends
and much respect.
But the Kremlin leaders, driven
by fear of their own people, Lodge
said, had turned to a policy of
imperialism and dreams of world
dominion which had led them to
smear the same American soldiers
they once praised.
Committee Cites
Excess Expenses
WASHINGTON-(R)-A House sub-
committee reported yesterday that
officials of the Truman admin-
istration, in "a flagrant example
of executive malpractice," collected

thousands of dollars for accrued
annual leave before they quit.
The House report listed eight
Cabinet members among those
who turned their accrued leave
into cash in violation "of the in-
tent of Congress." Payments since
last Nov. 1 have totaled $709,538
to 215 persons, the subcommittee
said.

RESCUE ACTION-Jet pilot Lt. Robert B. Stamatis of San
Francisco, attached to the carrier USS Philippine Sea, swings
from high-line as he is transferred from the Canadian destroyer
HMCS Athabaskan to the carrier Valley Forge.
COUNTY STUDY:
Planning Commission
'Approves Area Report
By HARRY LUNN
An extensive six-year study of Washtenaw County's projected
industrial, housing and community needs during the next 20 years
was culminated last night in adoption of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti
Metropolitan Plan by the County Planning Commission.
Together with detailed reports and illustrative maps, the area
plan will be sent to the County Board of Supervisors for consideration.
* * * *
ANTICIPATING area population growth from 101,000 residents
in 1950 to 172,000 by 1970, the report outlines general recommenda-
tions for land allocation, leaving definite zoning proposals to the
discretion of local authorities.
Although a master plan is being developed for the county
as a whole, last night's approved report concentrates upon the

Residence Hall Board
OK's New Rate Hike;
Amount Not Revealed

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Final Action
Awaits vote
By Re1gents
Quad Presidents
Angered by Move
By BOB JAFFE
The Board of Governors of resi-
dence halls yesterday approved an
increase in residence hall rates
for the coming semester, reliable
sources revealed.
While Board members would not
disclose the exact amount, Roger
Kidston, '54, East Quad president,
felt that the hike will be- a "sub-
stantial" one.
The rate increase still awaits
final approval by the Regents at
their next meeting.
ONE BOARD member said that
the hike was "essentially just a
question of coping with increased
prices."
Another source said that the
move was due largely to antici-
pated increases particularly in
the cost of food and labor. It
was necessitated in part by the
1951-52 budget deficit, he said.
At Tuesday's meeting of the
Inter-House Council, Kidston voic-
ed opposition to the Board's ap-
proving the hike without first con-
sulting quad representatives. He
said that a similar rent raise was
made last year without first con-
sulting residence hall leaders.
Quad residents had been assur-
ed that such action would not _be
repeated. IHC therefore went on
record as "opposing any final ac-
tion on the rate change by the
Board of Governors untilthe IHC
is informed as to the need for the
change."
QUAD LEADERS were incensed
over the Board's action. Kidston
said that he was "bitter that the
administration ' only cooperates
with us on small issues."' He said
that the constant hikes are "pric-
ing the quads right out of the
hands of students who are work-
ing their way through college."
Ted Bohuszewicz, '53A&D, IHC
representative to the Board of
Governors, said that he was "un-
happy both because of the
method in which the action was
handled and because of the raise
itself."
Sam .Alfiera, A&D, West Quad
president, said 'that the Board's
action will "certainly be discussed
at the next West Quad Council
meeting." He said that "no matter
how we feel, the administration
makes the decisions and there's
nothing much we can do about it."
Congressman
Asks Reversal
On LuiCase
Rep. George Meader of Ann Ar-
bor will again investigate the pos-
sibilities of getting the U.S. Immi-
gration Service to reverse the de-
portation decision on Dr. Vera
Hsi-Yen Wang Liu of the Uni-
versity's pediatrics department,
Francis Schilling, the doctor's at-
torney said yesterday.
The Republican Congressman
introduced a private bill to the
House Tuesday which automat-
ically delayed action on deporta-
tion proceedings.

Schilling, who has mailed a
complete account of the Chinese
pediatrician's case to Rep. Mead-
er, said that if the immigration
board does not reverse its decision,
the Congressman will take action
to get the private bill passed.
There will be no word on Dr.
Liu's case for 10 days to two weeks.
Schilling said.

area adIacent to Ann Arbor and
Ypsilanti.
The Commission had ordered
intensive work on this section of
the plan because members felt
in this area "developmental prob-
lems are most acute, public expen-
ditures the highest and decisions
on matters of public policy ur-
gent."
* * *
FOLLOWING three basic divi-
sions of policy,. the Commission
staff has studied land use plans,
public services plans and trans-
portation plans..
According to these studies an
estimated 31,000 children of
school age will be added to the
area population by 1910 neces-
sitating 33 new schools costing
more than $29,000,000.
(Ann Arbor moved toward in-
creased educational facilities in
February by voting a $7,650,000
school bond issue.)
An expanded road and street
construction program costing $12,-
000,000 at 1950 prices is also seen
as a necessity in Commission
studies, along with major sewer
and water main expense of $7,-
000,000.
But reports have also pointed
out that increasing tax receipts
will offset these great expendi-
tures.
County tax revenues are expect-
ed to jump from $2,280,000 today
to $4,755,000 by 1970.

Mock Trial
Set for Today
Four two man teams of law stu-
dents will match wits at 7:30 p.m.
today in Hutchins Hall courtrooms'
as the Campbell Case Club com-
petition goes into its semi-final
stage.
Winners of tonight's competi-
tion will go on to the finals April
29, and a chance at the coveted
Henry M. Campbell Plaque.
Tangling in one courtroom will
be Law School juniors Donn Mil-
ler and Theodore St. Antoine vs.
William Parmenter and William
Vobach.
Dave Belin and Hugh Harness
will face William Lurey and Ray
Trombadore in the other court-
room.
Legislature Kills
Death Penalty Bill
LANSING-()-A bill to re-
store capital punishment to Mich-
igan after an absence of more
than 10 years was decisively de-
feated 28-26 in the House last
night.
Two unsuccessful attempts were
made to attach referendum clauses
to the bill before it reached a final
vote.

'Master Pi anist'

SL CITIZENSHIP SERIES:
Panel To Discus's 'U'" Community,

By VIRGINIA VOSS
The educational community, by
long-standing tradition, is an ivy-
covered place, yet a newer, no less
strong concept views it as an in-
separable segment of national life.
Fourth in a series of Student
Teislature - snonsored Student

are scheduled campus representa-
tives.
Looking at the University from
the outside, Ann Arbor Chamber
of Commerce member Robert
Gage will speak from the city view-
point and University graduate
John Feikens, newly named state

lations measures peculiar to a
state-supported, institution.
To strip some of the ivy from
campus walls, the panel will look
internally at the tri-partite so-
cial and governmental set up of
the educational community, con-
sidering the place of students,

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