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VOL. LXII, No. 112 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 1953
Daily Calls Moscow-'That's G-e-o-r-g-i, Op
Can you call Georgi Malenkov?
The Daily tried to phone Russia's new premier early yesterday!
Result: 65 cents toll charge, three hours and forty-five minutes
F of time, a chaotic repartee with four operators on both sides of the
Atlantic and a word of greeting from a famed correspondent behind
the iron curtain.
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ALTHOUGH the call never got through to Malenkov, Russian
major Jerry Wisniewski, '53, who handled the job for The Daily, cut
his way through a series of brush-offs and wire tangles with a morn-
ing's worth of persistence.
phone number, he got a good whiff of Soviet bureaucracy and the
trials of modern communication.
With an ear pressed to the same phone receiver, Daily City
Editor Barnes Connable, '53, scribbled down the conversation which
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7:59 A.M. (3:59 p.m. Moscow time)
Wisniewski: How do you do. I would like to place a call to Georgi
Malenkov in the Kremlin, Moscow. I don't know the exact num-
ber. This is The Michigan Daily calling.
Operator: Just a minute . .. What is that city, sir? Is that in
the United States?
Op: No, sir. I'll call you back in a few minutes.
8:05 A.M. (4:05 p.m. Moscow time)
Wis: How do you do.
Op: Are you the party that's calling Moscow?
Wis: Yes, thank you.
Op: Can you give us additional information?
Wis: This is The Michigan Daily calling. I can't give you his
exact address. This is in Moscow, Russia. I'll spell his
name. Georgi is the first name. G - as in good - e-o-r-g-i.
Op: What is that, sir? G-o?
Wis: G-e-o-r-g-i. The second name is Malehkov - M-a-1-e-n-k-o-v.
Op: Yes, sir, but -
Wis: I think you will get him if you call the Kremlin.
Op: Hello, operator, did you get the spelling?
Overseas Operator: Yes, I did, but our service to Moscow is not
open until 9 o'clock. It's open between 9 and 11. We'll call
Op: All right. This is operator - in Ann Arbor. I have a filing at
7:59. What is your name, sir?
Wis: The name of the party is Al Connable - C-o-n-n-a-b-1-e.
Op: Connable. Did you get his name, operator?
Overseas Op: Yes, I did. We'll call you back.
Wis: Will you call back or shall I call you?
Op: We'll call you back, sir.
Wis: Thank you. Good-bye.
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8:45 A.M. (4:45 p.m. Moscow time)
Wis: How do you do.
Ov: Hello. This is the overseas operator. The telephone in Moscow is
not published. It does not answer.
Wis: You haven't tried, have you?
Ov: Yes, I have. I'm giving you a report.
Wis: Can one call to the Soviet Union at all?
Ov: What's that?
Wis: I say, can one call to the ,Soviet Union at all?
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Speaking with a pronounced Slavic accent, Wisniewski got Wis: In Moscow. This is in Russia, not in the United States, please.
successfully past the Ann Arbor and overseas operators only to Op: What is your name and number?
be snarled in Red tape with a curt and confused Moscow operator. Wis: This is The Michigan Daily, 2-3241, extension 33.
Wisniewski never came close to asking the Communist chief a Op: Thank you. I'll call you back, sir.
set of prepared questions. But in his vocal search for the Kremlin's Wis: How long you are calling back? Not too long, please?
' Soviet Expert
Adds New Facts
A University Soviet government
expert last night added fuel to
Western speculation that the death
of Czechoslovak President Kle-
ment Gottwald yesterday was
Announcement from Prague of
the death of East Europe's most
powerful satellite leader was not
the first notice that Gottwald's
life had been endangered, accord-
ing to Prof. James H. Meisel of
the political science department.
s S s
TESTIMONY BY Rudolf Slan-
sky at Czech purge trials last-No-
vember included a denouncement
of a Dr. Haskovitz who had at-
tempted to shorten Gottwald's life,
Prof. Meisel pointed out.
Though he drew no conclus-
ions from the Slansky statement,
Prof. Meisel asserted that the
purged Czech Communist Party
official must have been instruct-
ed by his accusers to make public
the attempt on Gottwald's life.
Prof. Meisel noted a parallel be-
tween the Slansky testimony and
the Kremlin's accusations in Jan-
Sent to Russia
U.S., Britain, France Label Red Air
Attacks 'Deplorable' in New Protest
By The Associated Press
United States, British and French High Commissioners accused
the Russians yesterday of a "deplorable departure from the standards
of humanity" in fighter forays against three British aircraft in less
than 12 hours Thursday.
In' a joint note of protest sent to Gen. Vassily I. Chukov, Soviet
Commander-in-chief in Berlin, the High Commissioners described as
"entirely unjustified" the destruction of a four-engine Lincoln bomber
on the East-West German border, a mock attack by MIG fighters on
another British bomber near Kassel in the U.S. Occupation Zone and
a British European-
WASHINGTON- ) -Ameri-
can Medical Association delegates
yesterday endorsed President Eis-
enhower's plan to lift the govern-
ment Health and Security Agency
to Cabinet status, but kept their
goal of a separate department of
The House of Delegates, after
warmly receiving a brief and un-'
precedented address by the Pres-
ident, voted down a motion to give
"unqualified support" to his pro-
posal. Instead they adopted a reso-
lution calling it a "step in the
right direction" and offering to
support it as just that.
THE ACTION came after a plea
by Senate Republican leader Taft
of Ohio, who also addressed the
AMA governing body, for support
of the plan.
President Eisenhower, in his
informal talk to the delegates
promised that the Federal Gov-
ernment would cooperate with
them and not try to be a "big
poobah" in the medical field. He
"The medical profession will
provide the kind of services our
country needs better, with the co-
operation and the friendship of
the Administration rather than its
direction or any attempt on its
part to be the big 'poobah' in this
irways liner headed from Munich
<9or Berlin along the Frankfurt-
Berlin air corridor.
THE WESTERN Commissioners
jointly demanded punishment of
the Soviet pilots responsible and
"measures to prevent repetition of
The get-tough policy is in line
with that of the U.S. Air Force,
which lost a Thunderjet to
Czech-flown MIG's Tuesday. The
Commissioners did not mention
the shooting down of the Ameri-
can plane, however.
At the same time Britain order-
ed that her training planes in Ger-
many be fully armed and provided
fighter escorts when necessary.
The biggest Britishbomber com-
mand exercise since the end of
World War II will be held over
the continent next week.
At U.S. Air Force headquar-
ters in Wiesbaden, Germany, it
was made plain anew that Amer-
ican planes will fire back if at-
tacked again along the frontier.
Routine flying and patrolling of
the borders in the U.S. Zone of
Germany will continue without
change, it was announced, "al-
though instructions to the pilots
as to the means they can .use to
protect themselves have. been re-
Due Tomorrow i
Tomorrow is the last day to
turn in scenarios in the Union
Opera script contest, Mike Scher-
er, '54, last year's general secre-
tary announced yesterday.
All entries should be addressed
to Mike Scherer, Union Opera, and
handed in at the main desk in
the Union lobby, he said.
Issue to People
TOKYO - (A0) - Premier Shi-
geru Yoshida last night dissolved
the Japanese Diet and called for
new nation-wide elections in an
effort to keep his pro-American
government in power.
The 74-year-old prime minister
made good his threat to carry the
issue to the Japanese people after
the Diet had voted his government
APRIL 19 was the date tenta-
tively set for the Japanese to de-
cide whether Yoshida has tied
Japan's foreign policy too closely
to that of the United States and
whether his internal program is
tending to revert the country to-
ward a police state.
Meanwhile, Yoshida remains
at the helm of a caretaker gov-
ernment-clinging to a post he
has held since 1948 when Japan
was under Allied occupation.
Dissidents within his own ruling
Liberal Party joined with three
major opposition parties-the sec-
ond-ranking Progressives and left
and right wing Socialites-in put-
ting across the non-conference
motion by a narrow margin of 11.
Working in this coalition was
Mamoru Shigemitsu, leader of the
Progressives who signed Japan's
surrender aboard the Battleship'
Missouri in 1945. He has been men-
tioned strongly as a possible suc-
cessor of Yoshida. ,
Ichiro Hatoyama said yester-
day he will bolt the Liberal Par-
ty of Yoshida and form his own
party ' before the lower house
elections. Hatoyama said the
core of his group would be 22
liberals who voted for the non-
While the Diet debated the mo-
tion, 40,000 leftists, some waving
red flags and brandishing bamboo
spears, paraded through the
heart of Tokyo shouting demands
for Yoshida's overthrow.
Yoshida has kept Japan closely
in step with the United States on
foreign policy. Opponents con-
tended Japan could regain
strength faster by playing a mid-
dle course between the West and
Gopher Six, 7-3
Haas, Matchefts, Philpott Each Net
Two Goals To Pace 'M' Pueksters
By PAUL GREENBERG
Special To The Daily
COLORADO SPRINGS-Coach Vic Heyliger's battling Wolverine
pucksters return-to Ann Arbor this afternoon with the big gold trophy
emblamatic of the 1953 NCAA hockey championship.
Michigan beat a cocky Minnesota team, 7-3, in the finals at the
Broadmoor Ice Palace to win its third straight national title.
THE WHOLE club got into the act as the Maize and Blue fought
back from a 2-1 deficit at the end of the fI-st period and went on to
win. After the game was over the Wolverines lifted Coach Heyliger
to their shoulders, a fitting tribute to the man who has master-
minded four tourney wins for Michigan since the title was originated
back in 1948.
Slick skating captain Johnny Matchefts got the most valuable
player award and he and defenseman Alex McClellan were picked
for the Tournament All-star first team. Willard Ikola, George
Chin and Reg Shave got second team honors.
Captain Matchefts, Doug Philpott and Jim Haas, allithree first
line regulars tied for the scoring honors with two goals and one assist
Michigan opened the scoring early in the first period when Jim
Haas, carrying the puck along the right boards, swung in sharply to
score a clean shot at 5:28.
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DCK MEREDITH gave the Gophers an equalizer a short time
later, when he grabbed a pass at the Michigan blue line and then
flashed in unmolested to beat Willard Ikola.
At 11:34, Minnesota's great first line put the Minneapolis sex-
tet out in front. The Gophers swarmed all around the Michigan
net and finally Dick Daugherty converted a short flip pass from
Gene Campbell to give' John Mariucci's crew its second marker.
Trailing 2-1 at the end of the
first period, the Wolverines tied it
B road ast up at the 6:15 mark .of the second
stanza, on Doug Philpott's rebound
The Daily's radio newscast shot after Jim Mattson had suc-
will move ahead five minutes cessfu'lly blocked a screaming 30-
beginning tomorrow night. footer off the stick of Reg Shave.
The late news show, heard on Doug Mullen put the Wolverines
WHRV, will hit the air at 11155 back on top a short time later by
p.m. Monday through Friday driving the puck into the twine
starting tomorrow. Hereafter out of a melee at the Ski-U-Mah
WHRV will sign off the air at goal mouth.
midnight. * * *
JITTERBUGS CAVORT AT UNION OPEN HOUSE*
Union Welcomes 2,000
More than 2000 people streamed
through Union $ortals yesterday
to take part in the annual Union
Highlighted by, General Motor's
"Previews of Progress," and Michi-
fish's water ballet, the affair was
termed a success by Union offi-
SCHOLARS took in the GM
science show, others swarmed to
the Michifish demonstration, the
sports enthusiasts watched the all-
By The Associated Press
SEOUL - Sabre Jets caught
seven Red MIG-15 jets in their
deadly radar gunsights yesterday
in the second straight day of sky
fights near the Manchurian bor-
Three MIGS were definitely shot
down, two probably destroyed and
two damaged, the fifth air force
CAIRO, Egypt - The United
States yesterday joined formal-
ly for the first time Anglo-Egyp-
tian negotiations over with-
drawal of British troops from
the Suez Canal Zone.
PARIS - A foreign office
spokesman said yesterday that
Premier Rene -Mayer would pro-
nnp in avhinr+in a .harn in.
campus tournament finals and co-
eds went to the mixer.
The open house ran for four
hours with tours of the build-
ing and the tower rounding out
the program. Little effort was.
made to enforce the traditional
Union front door policy.
Jack Watson, '55, beat Al Man-
gus, '53BAd., for top laurals in the
ping pong tournament. Bowling
honors went to Gordon Hutchin-
son, Grad, while Ralph Cross, '56E,
First place in pool went to Moe
Wasserman, Grad., who marked up
100 points to 50 for second place
Jim Marshall, '56. Tom Dudley,
'53. edged out John Steck, '54BAd.,
50-48 for the billiard crown.
uary against nine Soviet doctors,
charged with killing two Russian
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DETAILED Prague reports of
the 56-year-old Gottwald's death
(at 5 a.m. yesterday Ann Arbor
time) listed the causes as pneu-
monia and pleurisy, complicated
-y a chest hemorrhage.
Speculation that the Stalin-
supported leader may have been
purged as a result of his failure
to meet Russian demands for in-
creased Czechoslovak productiv-
ity was balanced by opinion that
Gottwald had been known to be
in il 1nnl .i .,nr n- - fin
Go Williams To Speak
On Human Resources
NOT USED HERE YET:
Blind Plane Spotters Aid in Defense
By GENE HARTWIG
Although they haven't been
used here yet, blind plane spotters
might easily mount the sky watch
on the Union tower, George P.
Smith, chairman of the local air
ar1PofPn. a sA 7ac,+mictra I
Speaking on "Developirg Hu-
man Resources in Michigan," Govt
G. Mennen Williams will address
the education school's Eighteenth
Honors Convocation at 3 p.m. to-
morrow in Rackham Lecture Hall.
Dean Willard G. Olson of the
education school will introduce the
governor at the convocation hon-
oring 403 candidates for teaching
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FATLAWING the governor's
THE WOLVERINES were a man
short four times in the middle
session but the defense held the
Gophers off. Ikola was kayoed
briefly at the six minute mark
when he was hit by Meredith
charging into the nets on a break-
Opening the third frame with
a one goal bulge, the Maize and
Blue pucksters were content to
lay back and let the Minnesota
team come to them.
But when Gopher captain Tom
Wegleitner was sent to the cooler
for interference Michigan went on
the offense, and scored at 3:38
with Johnny Matchefts getting the
goal to make the score 4-2.
Then, keeping the pressure on,
the Wolverines stretched their
lead to three goals as Jim Haas
"inrn - no I ca ulewnr a -t+ .
"The blind are particularly
effective in night spotting and
during bad weather when vis-
ibility is poor," Hennrikus said.
"We have found that because
of their well-develoned sense of
DEFENSE chairman Smith
pointed out that the local plane
spotter station on the top of the
Union tower is at present under-
manned, with only 28 observers
on duty, one at a time.