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Latest Deadline in the State






Velde Admits
Declares 'Honest
Mistake' Made
Veldei (R-Ill.) of the House Un-
American Activities Committee
said yesterday he made an "hon-
est mistake" in accusing Agnes
E. Meyer of writing a liro-Rus-
sian letter to a Soviet publica-
Mrs. Meyer is the wife of Eu-
gene Meyer, board chairman of
the Washington Post. Investiga-
tion disclosed that another wo-
man wrote the letter.
REP. VELDE issued a statement
blaming his error on a case of mis-
taken identity stemming from
complexities in translating the
Russian language.
The Illinois lawmaker said he
has "taken steps throuph ap-
propriate disciplinary action
against the employe responsible"
for giving him the erroneous
Rep. Velde's statement came
more than 24 hours after Mrs.
Meyer accused him of spreading
"reckless, irresponsible and false
utterances" and declared he de-
clined to make a retraction "even
when confronted with the truth."
* * *!
MRS. MEYER said Rep. Velde
was informed last Tuesday night,
after he had made his accusation,
that the actual writer of the let-
ter was Mrs. G. S. Mayer of Port
Clements, British Columbia.
In Ports Clements, Mrs. Mayer,
wife of a retired rancher, said she
and her husband wrote the letter
"I don't know how long ago" to
the New York headquarters of a
magazine called "Soviet Russia
Rep. Velde's retraction followed
a few hours after the Washington
Post carried a story on its front
page yesterday morning under
headlines declaring "Congressman
Declines to Retract: Mrs. Meyer
Exposes Falsehood in Attack on
Her by Rep. Velde."
GOP Meeting
Set Tomorrow
The Republican state convention
will nominate two candidates for
University Regents tomorrow in
Both Regents Charles S. Ken-
nedy and Otto E. Eckert are run-
ning for renomination.
Keynoting the convention will
be Senators Homer Ferguson and
Charles Potter and Lt. Gov. Clar-
ence A. Reid. The Republican
State Central Committee said yes-
terday each will speak briefly.
The convention will also nomi-
nate two candidates for the Su-
preme Court, two for State Board
of Agriculture and one each for
highway commissioner, State
Board of Education and superin-
tendent of public instruction.
U.S. Planes Strike
SEOUL - 0)- United States
fighter-bombers yesterday blasted
the smoking ruins of a Communist
training center with tons of high
explosives in their third devastat-
ing strike in two days.

Religion P
' n(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first
in a series of articles by Nielsen,
Grad., who last year attended the
Free University in West Berlin as an
exchange student under the spon-
sorship of the U.S. State Department.
He is now studying for his master's
degree in business administration at
the University.)

Famed Quartet

* * * * ,
BudapestString Quartetj
Series To Open Today
Appearing for the seventh time in the annual Chamber Music
Festivals, the Budapest String Quartet will perform at 8:30 p.m. to-
day and tomorrow and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Rackham Auditorium.
The Quartet's use of modern music drew the following comment
from Wiley Hitchcock of the music school, "Twentieth century music
is much more adaptable to chamber ensembles because of its contra-
puntal interest. On the other hand 19th century compositions were
written for harmonic effect which a larger group can perform more

Members of the 'Ensian staff
will be on hand at 11 a.m. and
1 p.m. today in the lobby of
Mason Hall to sell yearbook
The yearbook's price is now
five dollars, but ten days from
now the price will go up to six.
'Ensians may also be purchased
any day at the Student Publi-
cations Bldg.
M' leemen
Open Series
Wits Nodaks
Sweep Needed
To Stay in Race
Still smarting from last week-
end's futile invasion of Minneapol-
is, Michigan's slumping hockey
steam returns to the Coliseum1 to-
night to open a crucial two game
series with the league leading
North Dakota Sioux.
The game starts at 8 p.m.
SUFFERING FROM their worst
goal famine of the season and
rapidly fading hopes of repeating
as NCAA champions, the Wolver-
ines must win both tonight and
tomorrow night to remain in the
running for the Midwest Hockey
League title.
At present Vic Heyliger's
hockey sextet is occupying foutrh
place, a full five points behind
the joint occupants of the sec-
ond position, Denver and Min-
nesota, and seven points in the
arrears of league leading North
If Michigan sweeps the two game
set, it will be in an excellent posi-
tion to move into one of the top
two spots since its remaining
games are with the league's bot-
tom two clubs, Michigan Tech
and Michigan State.
* * *
HOWEVER, North Dakota will
probably give the Wolverines the
* * .









UNION DEVELOPMENT-Expanding 60 feet north of th.e present structure, the remodeled Union
would contain additional service facilities at the rear of the building, a new basement cafeteria and
an enlarged student activity area.
* * * * **


Plans for Union wing Reexamined

Egger Praises
Truman, Ikse
In Transition
The transition between Truman
and Eisenhower adminilrations
in Washington has been relatively
smooth and speedy, Rowland Eg-
ger, '33, Associate Director of the
Public Administration Claring
House, told a special seminar last
Egger, in a talk sponsored by
the American Society for Public
Administration, credited both ad-
ministrations with responsibility
for the comparatively efficient
* * *
THIS GIANT task was carried
out more effectively than it was
in 1933, despite a vast increase in
governmental size and complexity
in the interim period, he pointed.
The dangerous shock of
change was cushioned, Egger
asserted, by a systematic pre-
paration of information in both
parties. Such planning was
made possible by improved gov-
ernment machinery.
As contributing factors to a
more effective transition, he cited
improved public understanding of
political and public issues, and a,
tense international situation which
demanded the cooperation neces-
sary to a smooth changeover.
But there are still areas of gov-
ernmental organization which re-
quire improvement, Egger em-
phasized. One such, he said, is
the Department of Defense. ,
Members of the Joint Chiefs ofc
Staff, he claimed, are sometimes
more interested in promoting in-I
terests of their own service branch
rather than cooperation for na-
tional defense.

easily. It is like the difference be-
tween an oil painting and an etch-
TWO OF the compositions to be
played in the 13th annual Festival
are modern: Quincy Porter's String
Quartet No. 8 (1950) and Hinde-
mith's String Quartet in E-flat
major (1943).
Considered among the finest
in the interpretation of chamber
music, the Quartet consists of
first violinist Joseph Roisman,
second violinist Jac Gorodetzy,
violincellist Mischa Schneider
and violist Boris Kroyt.
Tonight the Quartet will play
Mendelssohn's String Quartet in
E-flat major, Op. 12, Quincy Por-
ter's String Quartet No. 8 and
Beethoven's String Quartet in A
minor, Op. 132.
Tomorrow's program will in-
clude Dittersdorf's String Quar-
tet in D major, Debussy's String
Quartet in G minor, Op. 10, and
Schubert's String Quartet in G
major, Op. 161.
The program for Sunday will be
Haydn's String Quartet in C ma-
jor, Op. 76, No. 3, Hindemith's
String Quartet in E-flat major and
Beethoven's String Quartet in B-
flat major, Op. 130.
Tickets for the concerts are on
sale from 9 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to
4:45 p.m. today and from 9 to
11:45 a.m. tomorrow in the Uni-
versity Musical Society's Burton
Tower box office. They can also
be bought in the Rackham Audi-
torium box office an hour before
each concert.
Brown Appointed
To Fill Board Post
Dave Brown, '53, was appointed
yesterday to the Board in Control
of Stwdent Publications.
Approved by the Student Legis-
lature Cabinet, Brown fills the
vacancy created by the graduation
of former Board member Peg
Nimz, 'S3.

The Union Board of Diitectors
last night began a reexamination
of plans for the proposed three
million dollar addition to the Un-
Examination of the blueprints
originally submitted by the Board's
planning committee five yeas ago
was directed by Donald May, for-
mer member of the Board and
present chairman of the Union
planning committee.



. . . leading Nodak scorer
most formidable opposition that
they have faced thus far this year.
The Nodaks commenced the
season by winning thirteen
straight games and built up a
sizable lead in the league race.
Although they ran into a slight
slump at this point and dropped
three out of four to Minnesota,
they bounced back into form
quickly, whipping Colorado Col-
lege 9-2- and 10-3 in their most
recent two outings.
Since these two games, which
were played two weeks ago, the
Sioux have been inactive due to
the between semesters break and
should be well rested for the en-
counters tonight and tomorrow

President Eisenhower faces a
unique situation of overall admin-
istrative and managerial changes
now that he has taken office, Prof.
James K. Pollock, chairman of
the political science department,
said last night.
Beginning the new lecture series
dealing with the problems con-
fronting the new administratiqn,
Prof. Pollock outlined the basic
problems of organization faced by
the executive branch of govern-
*: * *
"IT HAS BEEN well over 20
years since the Republicans have
had control of the legislative and
executive branch of government.
Now the two and a half million
federal employes will have to
change loyalties to fit a Repub-
lican administration," he said.
Added to this shift of loyal-
ties on the part of the employes,
Eisenhower will need strong top
coordination. Prof. Pollock
showed the need to take a bet-
ter advantage of the services of
the members of the cabinet and
to combine jobs more efficiently.
With an organization as large as
the White House staff, coordina-
tion of the managerial jobs will
also be necessary, Prof. Pollock
As suggested by, the Hoover
Commission, of which Prof. Pol-
lock was an active member, he
cited the need for a staff secre-
tary "To see who's doing what
at what time, because now we
never know."
PROF. POLLOCK also advised'
reorganization of overseas person-
"The administration of our
policy abroad reflects our dis-
organization in Washington and
overlapping authority and over-
staffing lessen our effectiveness
in the eyes of other nations," he
"The Republicans in Congress
are still suffering from an oppo-
sition attitude which they will
have to overcome before they can
give their President the coo'pera-
tion he needs," Prof. Pollock con-

ACCORDING TO May, present
plans will probably prove inade-
quate in the light of changes in
administration and student opin-
ion during the five year interim,
and may have to be completely'
Details of the estimated three
million-dollar wing were releas-
ed by Union officials in March,
Before beginning the larger
building program, May suggested
that it would be necessary to pro-
vide space for present Union of-
fices and activities during the re-
modeling by building a floor over
the swimming pool on the first
floor level.
ORIGINAL planning of the six-
ty foot extension to the north of
the existing Union building was
begun in 1946. Chief drawback on
construction up to this time has
License Still
On Suspension
In a hearing yesterday afternoon
Mayor William E. Brown decided
to continue the suspension of the
peddler's license of Roderick
Daane, '54L, sandwich distributor.
"The license suspension will be
effective until Daane can set up an
establishment that will meet san-
itation requirements," Dr. Otto K.
Engelke, Health Department Dir-
ector, said.
Official attention was focused
on Daane last week when about
43 men suffered from gastro-intes-
tinal upsets after eating his sand-
The Health Department under
Dr. Engelke's supervision is draw-
ing up an amendment to the city
ordinance on peddler's licenses.
The proposed amendment, which
will be recommended at the next
City Council meeting, will call for
sanitation investigations of food
peddlers applying for licenses.

been lack of building materials
due to the-University's heavy use
of materials in its building pro-
gram on other sections of the
Chief features of the proposed
building program would be com-
plete remodeling of the service fa-
cilities at the rear of the building,
enlarged cafeteria space and in-
creased student activity area.
The present Union building was
built in 1918 with money collected
by popular subscription from stu-
dents and alumni.
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Voice of
America's policy chief-W. Brad-
ley Connors-was confronted yes-
terday with an alleged confession
by a Chinese Communist spy say-
ing Connors "leaked" secrets to
the Reds during the post-war
struggle for control of China.
Connors told investigating sena-
tors that there was no truth to the
* * *
changes can be expected in present
draft deferment policies in the
near future, assistant Defense
Secretary John A. Hannah said
Hannah, who returned here to
put in some time in his dual role
as State College president said
regulations may bed stiffer for in-
coming freshmen and for students
working for advanced degrees.
WASHINGTON - Congression-
al budget-cutters suffered a 20%/2
million dollar setback yesterday
in their first 1953 test in the
That was the amount the House
added in voting to approve a
$925,172,920 supplemental appro-
priation bill.

Russian War
Power Seen
Defense (Costs
'Strain' to Budget
leaders were told at a top-level
White House briefing yesterday
that Russia is "steadily" increas-
ing its military. might, including
atomic weapons.
Lawmakers said President is
enhower and his military and in-
telligence chiefs gave them a "grim
picture" of the global military sit-
uation from Korea to Europe, the
United Press reported.
They said it is sure to be a "bur-
den" on the economy and might
boost the Federal debt to 300 bil-
lion dollars.
that the Eisenhower Administra-
tion is considering what steps
should be taken in connection
with the five-year arms expasion
program which is due to reach its
peak next year and then start lev-
eling off
Republican and Democratic
lawmakers were briefed on, the
world-wide military situation
and its financial aspects by
Gen. Omar N. Bradley, chairman
of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
Allen Dulles, director of the Cen-
tral Intelligence Agency, and
Budget Director Joseph M.
Dodge. President Eisenhower
added his comment from time to
' Dulles and Bradley covered the
whole field but pointed in par-
ticular to three major trouble
They were Korea and Indochina,
scenes of actual fighting against
the Communists, and Iran, "where
anything could happen anytime."
The Administration fears the
Communists will take over Iran
unless the deadlocked Anglo-Ir-
anian oil dispute is settled soon.
* * *
N.H.), Senate president protem,
agreed the outlook is "grim."
Dodge told he economy-mind-
ed legislators that the legal limit
of the Federal debt may have to
be lifted above the present 275
billion dollars, if present spending
and income trends continue.
Rid gway Wins "
Funds Battle
For Defense
PARIS-(P)-Gen. Matthew B.
Ridgway won his battles yesterday
for the funds for the 1953 mili-
tary construction program he had
laid out for European defense.
Lord Ismay, British secretary
general of the North Atlantie
Treaty Organization, said the 14-
man NATO Council had approved
an additional allocation of 224
million dollars for construction
of airbases, jet fuel pipelines, com--
munications systems and head-
quarters installations in Western
Europe this year.
At its meeting last December,
the Council balked at the request
of Ridgway, NATO supremefcom-
mander, for a minimum of 428

million dollars and sliced it to 224
million dollars, or almost half.
The 224 million alloted last De-
cember and the 224 approved to-
day add up to 448 million, or 20
million more than Ridgway had
asked as a minimum in order to
acquire property, prepare plans
and get the wheels rolling on pro-
jects during good construction
weather in spring and summer.
Thompson Elected

la s Major Role in Bonn


Hatcher Feels Velde
Inquiry on't Touch 'U'

Westphalia, Germany had been
split into distinct religious areas,
either predominantly Catholic or
predominantly Protestant.
Today, Catholics and Protes-
tants are almost equally bal-


anced througrhout in'W t (es per-

Bfy PHIL R. NIELSEN many, but, in the Soviet Zone,
I y W Hst Ger.NnE, E peProtestants account for 90 per
In West Germany, 85 per cent cent of the inhabitants.
of youth belonging to clubs join The Lutherans in the Wes
political - religious organizations, German Federal Republic hav
whch control their members with never given up efforts to maintain
a whip-like party discipline. contact with their followers unde
Although there is some ques- Russian- domination in order t
tio4 as to whether religion plays win them back and, with them
a more or less dominant role in their temporarily lost measure o
the lives of today's German youth, control over German religious and
the influence of religious principles political life.
upon personal behavior is still


arms, regardless of purpose, is gt.
a clear-cut contradiction of the ng*
purpose and mission of Chris- LEADING THE North Dakota
tian belief, offense, which has scored 71 goals
Another important aspect of the in 14 league games, are Ben Cher-
ituation is the internal division ski and Ken Johannson who rank
of the Protestant Church - one fourth and fifth respectively in
group believes in the separate the MCHL individual scoring der-
,kingdoms of Heaven and Earth, by.
while the other faction stands for K
tactful intervention of the ChurchH Ken Purpar, Swede Lund, Ray
in affairs of state. Huot and goalie Al Finkelstien
The geographic splintering of See SLUMPING Page 3
the Protestants, as well as the
pronounced and fundamental arport Bids
appreciably weakened their in-
fluence on the state.u
Meanwhile, Soviet authorities D
.r +~in . . nyo +. r..J t,,

"There is no indication that any
faculty members from the Univer-
sity will be called to testify" before
the House Un-American Activities
Committee, President Harlan H.
Hatcher said yesterday.
President Hatcher explained
that no one from campus to his
knowledge has been asked to ap-
pear before the Committee cur-
rently investigating communism in
the education field. "Nor is there
any indication that anyone will
be," he added.J


not take up specific budget re-
quests until the basic tax struc-
ture is settled."
He noted that present finan-
cial conflicts could delay the ap-
propriations bill until late in
the session.
But the President indicated
there was a good chance the Legis-
lature would up last year's bud-
get by more than the five per cent
increase recommended by Gov. G.
Mennen Williams, if the State's
financial tangles can be solved.



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