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VOL.. LXIII. No. I164



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UN To Make
New Korean
Truce Offer
Effort May Be
Final Allies Say
By The Associated Press
A new, reportedly final effort to
break the deadlock blocking a Ko-
rean armistice will be made by
the United Nations Command at
Panmunjom tomorrow with con-
cessions worked out by the Unit-
ed States and its Allies.
Concessions retain the principle
of voluntary repatriation of all
prisoners of war but apparently
meet Red demands and Allied crit-
icisms on some lesser points. The
new coffer will be laid down, all
available information shows, with
a "now or never" admonition to
the Reds.
SOURCES in Tokyo said the of-
fer which Lt. Gen. William K.
Harrison will carry back to Korea
probably will be coupled with a
call for a showdown.
Harrison, chief Allied negoti-
ator, was winding up meetings
in Tokyo with Gen. Mark Clark
and the United Nations com-
mander's political advisor, Am-
bassador Robert Murphy.
The revised Allied plan on the
stalemated prisoner exchange is-
sue was not expected to contain
any major change in United States
Several top congressional lead-
ers who attended special State De-
partment briefing in Washington
said they were not told of any
"major change." /
Some Washington authorities
expressed belief that the coming
conference may prompt the Com-
munist high command to stall any
Korean agreement in hopes that
Churchill may press Eisenhower
to soften his far eastern polices.
* * *
CHIEF RED negotiator for a Ko-
rean truce today issued a state-
ment attacking as illogical and il-
legal the Allied contention that
there are 48,500 Reds in Allied
prison camps who refuse - and
must not be forced - to return
The statement, by North Ko-
rean Gen. Nam Ii, was broad-
cast over Peiping Red radio yes-
terday-just a day before truce
teams go back to Panmunjom
for a new try at resolving the
Meanwhile, about 150 Chinese
Reds smashed against main Allied
lines on Korea's central front yes-
terday but were hurled back by
dug-in South Korean soldiers aft-
er furious hand-to-hand fighting.
The Reds struck at two points
along the main Kumsong-Kumhwa
Road, under cover of a heavy ar-
tillery barrage. The Republic of
Korea Capitol Division stood its
ground and cleared the area of
Reds in two hours.

TV Extras
Students interested in par-
ticipating in a film being taken
by CBS television are requested
by David Epstein, director, to
report to Rackham Amphithea-
ter at 9 a.m. today.
Extras will act as a student
audience in a film on the Eng-
lish Language Institute which
will be telecast next fall.
The film will depict the life
of a foreign student from his
arrival on campus to his depar-
Students who plan to attend
are requested by Epstein not
to wear sports attire.
State Police
Nab Second
Of Prisoners
MARQUETTE -(P)- Second of
seven desperate convicts who es-
caped from Marquette State Pris-
on Friday was captured last night.
State Police reported that Jo-
seph Saunders was picked up in
Marquette railroad yards.
* * *
ters and a State Police plane join-
ed a ground force of 150 armed
men yesterday in an intensive
State Police troopers, prison
guards, conservation officers
and city police have blanketed
possible escape routes south of
Marquette with the strongest
road block ever staked out in
the Upper Peninsula.
Forty cars with two men in
each patrolled roads southward
and neighbor police from. Wis-
consin and adjacent territory have
been alerted.
The hunters combed the south-
west section of Marquette on a
hunch the convicts were holed up
in the city dump area. There were
no results.
* * *
ONE OF THE prisoners, 61-
year-old Lloyd Burgdurf, was cap-
tured and returned to solitary
confinement shortly after the
Police have received hundreds
of tips of strangers beihg in
the area, but most have proved
fruitless since this is the fishing
season which normally brings
strangers here.
There have been no reports of
stolen cars, guns or ammunition
in the area, which would have
given the police clues to the
whereabouts of the escapees.
Belief that they are hiding in
the woods is supported by a report
from a search plane which spotted
a campfire's glint before dawn
yesterday. Ground searchers found
only scattered footprints.

Clardy Says
Plot '55 War
Czech Prisoner
Tells Conspiracy
Rep. Kit F. Clardy (R-Mich.)
claimed yesterday he had irre-
futable proof of a Communist con-
spiracy for war in 1955.
Rep. Clardy referred to the tes-
timony of a former Czech army
officer who used the psendonym of
Col. Jan Bukar. The report was
released by the House Committee
on un-American Activities.
* * *
committee he got his informa-
tion by being sent to a top Rus-
sian military academy and es-
pionage school at Moscow where
he spied for the Czech under-
ground, according to reliable news
sources in Washington.
The Czech officer explained
that Communist officers are
studying American topography
in preparation for war in 1955.
Guns and tanks handed Russia
in World War II are employed at
the school to teach Communist of-
ficers how to use them, he said.
Colonel Bukar's story showed he
attended the school between 1945
and 1947, went home and then
came to America in 1952.

Van Fleet Admits
Munitions Switch
Told Newsmen Ammunition Supply
Adequate, While Requesting More
WASHINGTON-(P)-Gen. James A. Van Fleet confided to Sena-
tors that, early last year, while he was vigorously complaining to his
superiors about ammunition shortages in Korea, he told war corres-
pondents he had plenty of ammunition.
This was revealed yesterday with the release of closed-door testi-
mony by Van Fleet and other witnesses before the Senate Armed
Services subcommittee.
VAN FLEET said he did this to fool the enemy and help the
morale of his troops.
The retired general of the Eighth Army added that other com-
manders in Korea, who recently disputed his testimony about
shortages probably did the same

-Daily-Don Campbell
FUTILE SLIDE-Northwestern's Clyde Schoenneman is tagged out by Bill Mogk in the fifth inning of
first game as he slides into first base in an attemp t to avoid the tag.
Michigan Baseball Team Defeats*

ortwestern Wildcats,
By DAVE BAAD ances by Jack Ritter and Dick
Michigan's baseball club boune- Yirkosky sparked the Wolverines
ed back into first place in the Big to their double win over North-
Ten baseball race yesterday by1 western.
sweepingboth ends of a season After yielding two unearned
concluding double-header over the runs in the first inning of the first
Northwestern Wildcats, 3-2 and game. Ritter tightened completely
5-3. and blanked the opposition on six


-2, 5-3

At the same time another Arm-
ed Services subcommittee report-
ed yesterday a continuous short-
age of some ammunition caused
"a needless loss of American lives"
on the Korean battlefronts.
The committee, headed by Sena-
tor Margaret Chase Smith (R-
Me.) claimed the shortage had
"adverse" effects on military oper-
ations and contributed to. the de-
cision to fight a "sitdown war" in
-* * *
THE REPORT was signed by
four of the five members of the
committee who said that it was
difficult to "pinpoint" responsi-
bility for the shortage.


third innings of almost perfect
relief ball in the nightcap, to
rack up the second Conference
decision of the season. He re-
lieved Marv Wisniewski in the
second inning with men on first
and third and the score tied 2-2.

* *The victory moved the Wolver-
THE COMMITTEE, in a fore- ines a half game ahead of second-
word to its testimony transcript, place Illinois. cinching at least a
said: "The purpose in furnishing share of the Conference crown for
this testimony is not al alarm the Ray Fisher's club.
American public, but rather to in-
form them of the perfidy of the TIlE ILLINI split a doublehead-
Soviet government." er yesterday with Minnesota. but
jstill have one more contest re-
Colonel Bukar said he still is maining against Iowa, tomorrow.
engaged in underground espion- If they lose to the Hawkeyes,'
age, apparently for anti-Com- Michigan will be undisputed Big
munist forces in Czechoslovakia. Ten champion.
Iowa also split yesterday, win-
Claiming that Russians call ning the first game from Ohio
their foothold on the Elbe a beach- State, 8-2 and dropping the
head against the West, Colonel; final, 2-1. This placed Iowa in
Bukar said the Reds teach that third slot, out of contention for
Korea is a Western beachhead the title because it has no pos-
against communism. sible chance of bettering Mich-
"We Russians must take over igan's ten won-three lost mark.
the Dardanelles and Bosporus be- A pair of fine pitching perform-I
fore 1955. We shall close in the -----
Mediterranean Sea and so will
prevent the British and Americans UA WX T o Seek
from having a passage through the
Suez to the Indian Ocean.
"We shall not wait until they For , C rysler
strike, but we shall take over T
Western Europe before 1955," the W age'Chances
Czech colonel said.
DE-TROIT-With basic chances

scattered hits the rest of the way.
The only serious threat came in
the sixth inning when Larry Delle-
field land Don Blaha blasted con-
secutive singles with one out.
TIlE Michigan lefthander forced'
the next two hitters to pop up
and ground out respectively to
put down the threat.
Yirkosky hurled five and one-
Taling IMay
Change Spies'
Death Penalty
WASHINGTON - Julius and"
Ethel Rosenberg, convicted a tom
spies, have been told that if1
they "talked." their chances of{
obtaining commutation for their
death sentences would be better,j
according to United Press reports.
Justice Department sources saidj
yesterday the husband-wife spy
team has been informed that con-
fessions of a prisoner are "always
a factor" in determining whether
the President should use his clem-
ency powers.
The information was relayed to
the convicted couple even before
President Eisenhower ruled three
months ago he would not interfere
with the court's sentence that the
Rosenbergs are guilty of slipping
atomic secrets to Russia and must
die in the electric chair.
But one department chief said
the unofficial offer of, "more con-
sideration for more talk" is still in
The Rosenbergs were convicted
in April on charges that they con-
spired to give United States atomt
secrets to Soviet Russia.

The man on third scored on aI
line single to left, but Yirkosky Strong exception was taken,
quickly shut the door, limiting the however, by Sen. Estes Kefauver
Wildcats to four hits the rest of (D-Tenn:) who criticized the
the distance. He pitched bril- "sweeping generalties" in the
liantly in the sixth when two majority report.
Northwestern hits and a walkI The majority report went on to
loaded the bases with one out. say that former President Harry
He promptly retired Harry jSy Truman and his top Defense
Stranski and Tom Calloway on and Army secretaries had "mis-
foul popups to end the inning. calculated the aggressive designs
Paul Lepley, Michigan's hottest oflintenat Commsis gns
hitter during the past three weeks, "They didr not provide the sm.
paced the Wolverine hitters with Thy idance prdthe mli-r
fivehit inegttip.o h essary guidance for the military
ufive hits eight tripstforthe planners," the report continued.
double-header. In adiion tde "Neither did they take effective
left handed hitting left fielder action to correct the situation
drove in a pair of important runs acin t cecte iuton
incudng hefirt amewinin Ewhen it became obvious to all
including the first game winning parties involved."
marker.* *
The five hits lifted Lepley's sea-
THE VAN FLEET testimony,
son batting average to a lusty .333 which was released in a 709-page
and his conference mark to . volume containing both public and
The .333 mark made him Michi- private reports revealed that on
gan's top hitting regular. April 1, the former Army com-
Jack Corbett was the hitting mander told senators that Gen.
hero of the nightcap. With the Maxwell Taylor, who succeeded
score tied 3-3 and two men on him in his Korean post, had urged
, in the last of the sixth inning, the departing Van Fleet to "tell
he was called on to pinch hit the people back there what we
for Frank Howell. The right need so we can do something
handed power hitter came needshercd"h
through perfectly with a long around here.
See WOLVERINE, Page 3 Van Fleet said that when he
agot back to this country he told
al the"right people" in the Penta-
Et aIvds ity Fill gon about the ammunition
D. Fshortages and then wrote Gen.
'Detroit FHA4 Post Taylor.:
t_"Max, I carried out my part
Michi an Republican Senators! of it. Unfortunatelv there were


NSA Congress To Discuss
Voting Academic Freedom'
The Sixth annual National Student Association's Congress will
discuss subjects ranging from academic freedom to 18-year-old vot-
ing this summer in meetings devoted to an analysis of freedom,
Scheduled to meet at Ohio State University late in August, the
aims of the congress, according to Phil Berry, '53BAd, NSA vice-presi-
dent in charge of national affairs, are the setting of organizational
policy for the association and interchange of information and ideas
between different representative O
student organizations. LITERARY ANALYSIS:
change that Berry claimed the 4
University can derive most benefit. ITJr
"What we need most here is lead-
ership and broadening experi-
Approximately 20 University
students representing several
campus student organizations Kenneth Millar, detective story
will attend the Congress. author, and Lesley Frost, the
Formed in 1947, NSA was cre- daughter of poet Robert Frost, will
ated to serve the need for a rep- be among the featured speakers
resentative intercollegiate organi- July 1 and 2 at the University's
zation. It is operated entirely by first "Symposium on Writing."
students. Designed to find out what more
* .:' . can be done and should be done
AS A PART of its international by the University for writers in
operations, NSA has done research its community, the symposium will
on student problems in many areas touch on various facets of writing.
of the world. According to Berry,
it works wherever feasable to AUTHORS and would-be writ-
counteract Communist Party in-|ers from all over the country will

French A ttem pt
To Form Cabinet
PARIS - P)-- President Vin-
cent Auriol said yesterday he is
going to ask Socialist Guy Mollet
to try to form a Cabinet replacing
that of Premier Rene Mayer, oust-
ed Thursday.
Mollet, whose party has balked
at the proposed rearmament of
Western Germany, served as vice-
premier under Henri Queuille in
1951. Earlier that year he tried
himself to form a Cabinet during
one of France's many crises but
failed to get Parliamentary ap-
It is not certain Mollet will ac-
cept. Political experts gave him
little chance of success if he did
try. The Socialists who, with 105
deputies, have the largest group
in the National Assembly have
preferred to stay out of recent
French Cabinets.

in their five-year contract agreed
upon by the United Auto Workers
and General Motors Corp., the un-
ion will move on next week to
Chrysler Corp. and the Ford Motor
Co., according to reliable news
It has asked both companies for
new talks and hopes to wind up
similar amended pacts with them
by June 1.
* * *
WITH FORD, however, the UAW
is expected to press for, higher
pensions, an item that was not
included in the GM agreement
UAW President Walter P.
Reuther made this clear Friday
when he said GM had "stepped
up its obligations" on several
basic revisions and that others
should "pioneer" on pensions.
Instead of a 4-cent hourly pay
increase due as an annual raise
June 1 for approximately -335,000
GM auto and appliance workers,
they will get 5 cents.
IN ADDITION, 40,000 skilled
tradesmen in GM's auto plants
and others in its electrical ap-
pliance plants will get a 10-cent
hourly increase.
The other CIO union to win
contract revision with GM is
the International Union of Elec-
trical Workers (IUE).
GM and the UAW yesterday an-
nounced settlement of a strike atI
GM's central foundry division at
Tilton, Ill.
Some 2,500 UAW members, off
their jobs since Tuesday, started
back to work. Production is ex-
pected to be fully resumed by to-
Reservations Open
F". F""th"11 Tran ~n


Homer Ferguson and Charles E.
Potter yesterday recommended ap-
pointment of Wendell O. Edwards,
special lecturer at the School of
Business Administration, as dis-
trict director of the Federal Hous-
ing Administration in Detroit.
If he received the appointment,
Edwards said he would admin-
ister the office "efficiently and
economically, giving the best of
service to the public."

U1 1. llIIlG4l , U 1 11
some spokesmen in Korea who
said they had plenty of it."
Van Fleet said that statements
by Gen. Taylor had "watered
down" complaints about ammuni-
tion shortages.
Van Fleet said the statement
which came at a time he was short
of ammunition and was protesting
to the United Nations command
in Tokyo and to Washington, "was
for enemy consumption."

RFC To Give
Port Huron,
Disaster Aid,
PORT HURON-(JP)-Financial
strains involving individuals who
suffered from Thursday's tornado
in Port Huron were partially re-
moved yesterday by a statpment
issued by Kenton R. Cravens.
Cravens, administrator of the
Reconstruction Finance Corp.,
made Port Huron and its sur-
rounding area eligible for disaster
loans to replace damage to homes
and businesses.
RFC office to set up a branch in
Port Huron to accept applications
for help. Damage in Port Huron
to accept applications for help.
Damage in the Port Huron area
has been estimated at roughly
Meanwhile, police in the area
have established an extensive
blockade around the city and
Sarnia, Ont., which was also hit
by the torna o.
Authorities hope the blockade
will prevent thousands of motor-
ists from snarling the clean-tip
work in the area.
All traffic except authorized
workers and residents has been
banned from the site of the tor-
nado's destruction. Printed stick-
ers have been issued to emergency
vehicles using the Blue Water
Bridge which connects the strick-
en cities.
* -*
THE RED CROSS has reported-
ly also given assurance that every
damaged home will be repaired or
rebuilt. Nearly three hundred
homes would be involved in such
an enterprise.
The twister destroyed $1
homes and damaged 202 before
hopscotching across the St. Clair
River into Sarnia where it
wreaked havoc in the heart of
the business section.
Moving quickly, the Red Cross
listed 300 families in Port Huron
and in neighboring communities as
tornado sufferers. It got machin-
ery into motion immediately to
help the most helpless.
The area was flooded with mech-
anical equipment as crews of vol-
unteers cleared trees, removed de-
bris and pushed over buildings and
homes adjudged impossible to re-
The tornado claimed five lives
and Port Huron and Sarnia hos-
pitals still contain 35 of the in-
jured. Six persons still remain in
critical condition in Port Huron's
General Hospital.
Officials claim that it will be
months before the tornado's de-
struction can be erased.
Ambassador Will
Speak on NATO
"NATO and the New Soviet
Peace Offensive" will be topic of
a talk by Dr.. J. M. van Roijen,
Ambassador of the Netherlands to
the United States, at 4:15 p.m.
Wednesday in Clements Library.
The talk which will be open to
the public is sponsored by the po-
litical science department, the
Law School and Clements Library.
Wolverines Set
rw -u 11n

'U' Symphony To Perform

nsor First
on Writing'
"American Sahib" and "Inter-
view with India."
Prof. Allan Seager of the Eng-
lish department, whose latest
novel is entitled "Amos Berry," will
speak at a luncheon meeting on
"The Writer as Thinker."
* * *
AFTER AN afternoon meeting
to consider fiction manuscripts,
the symposium will move on to a
talk by Millar about "Social Mean-
ings of the Detective Novel."
Author Millar will also lead

Strings will be featured in a
unique University Symphony Or-
chestra Concert at 4:15 p.m. today
in Hill Auditorium.
In addition to the Orchestra, the
Stanley Quartet and string play-
ers from four high schools will
combine to create an "echo" effect
for the performance of Mozart's
"Serenade for Four Orchestras."
* * *
TWO STRING groups placed
in far corners of the second bal-
cony will accompany the Orches-
tra and Quartet on stage in a per-
formance of Mozart's "Serenade."
Opening number of the pro-
gram will be Chausson's "Sym-
phony in B-flat" played by the
University Symphony. Tschai-
kowsky's "Elegie" from "Sere-
nade for Strings, Opus 48" will
be performed after intermission.

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