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VOL. LXIII, No. 63 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1952
New Red Purge,
Belgrade Paper Reveals Arrest
Of Five Top Czech Communists
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia - (g) - Belgrade radio reported yester-
day "a new wave of arrests in Czechoslovakia" and said five top Com-
munist leaders were among those being purged on orders from Moscow.
The radio quoted the official Yugoslav news agency Tanjug as
the source of its report but gave no indication how the information
was received. There was no direct word from Prague, the Czech capital.
THE PURGE list, as broadcast, included such noted figui es as
Gen. Ludwig Svoboda, first postwar minister of defense; Antonia
Gregor, former minister of foreign trade; Eugene Erban, mininster
By The Associated Press
Recounting of the first 49 pre-
cincts of a scheduled 3,463 yester-
day added a totally insignificant
five votes to Gov. Williams' can-
vassed edge of 8,618 over Fred M.
Alger Jr., his Republican opponent.
While the gubernatorial recount
machinery ground into motion in
the first 12 counties, the Senate
subcommittee on elections, seek-
ing a simultaneous recheck of the
votes cast for U.S. Senator, sent
two representatives to confer with
the State Board of Canvassers.
The board, which has three
times refused the recheck on
the grounds it lacks authority,
plans to meet the federal offi-
cials today but without State
Treasure D. Hale Brake, the
Republican acting chairman of
Chairman Hennings D-Mo of
the Democratic-dominated Senate
committee sent Wellford Ware
and Allen Godman of the commit-
tee's legal staff to talk over the
committee's continued insistence
that the senatorial votes be re-
tallied along with the state re-
The official canvass of the Nov.
4 vote showed that former Sena-
tor Blair Moody, the Democratic
incumbent, had lost to Rep.
Charles E. Potter, his Republican
opponent, by 45,936 votes.
Moody and State Democratic
Chairman Neil Staebler charged
however, there were irregularities
in the vote.
CHICAGO - iA) - In a disci-
plinary move disclosed yesterday,
the Big Ten has placed Iowa bas-
betball Coach Bucky O'Connor in
a deep freeze by preventing him
contact of any kind with prospec-
tive athletes for seven months.
K. L. Wilson, Big Ten commis-
sioner, said O'Connor violated con-
ference recruiting principles last
April 2 when he attended a pri-
vate luncheon in a Quincy, Ill.,
restaurant and talked with Bruce
Brothers, all-state prep' cager
about the possibility of enrolling
AFTERWARDS, Wilson . said,
O'Connor visited the boy's parents.
Brothers, a 6-5 Quincy High cen-
ter, now is starring with the fresh-
man basketball team at the Uni-
versity of Illinois.
"The meetings were arranged
by alumni in Quincy solely for
O'Connor to meet and speak
with Brothers about going to
Iowa," said Wilson.
Wilson disclosed that similar
disciplinary action has been taken
against another Big Ten coach.
The coach will not be identified
unless his school makes the an-
nouncement such as Iowa did
Monday on O'Connor.
The Inter-House Council will
meet at 715 p.m. today in the
Strauss dining room of the East
of labor and social security; Aug-
ustin Kliment, minister of heavy
machinery; and Vladimir Kopriva,
former minister of national secur-
The shadow of a new purge
has hovered over Czechoslovakia
since the recent big Prague
treason trial in which Rudolf
Slansky, former boss of the
Czech Communist party, was
condemned to hang with 10 oth-
ers. The executions were carried
out last week.
The names suggest that one
posible reason for the Czech ar-
rests is to find scapegoats for low
production of consumer goods, es-
pecially manufactured items de-
manded by Russia. The Czechs
have fallen down badly in expand-
ing industry under their five-year
plan, notably in mining and heavy
Kliment, former minister of
heavy industry, has been report-
ed in disgrace since midsummer,
when he resigned "on his own
Also a Czechoslovakian newspa-
per recently reported the firing
and expulsion from the Commu-
nist Party of two officials of
the Stalingrad, steel plant.
Eric Stocton of the English de-
partment yesterday predicted that1
it would be "time for a change"
in 1956 in the fields of national
and local politics.
Speaking before a meeting of
the Young Democrats, the club's
new faculty adviser said that he
expected the Republican party to
be split within a few weeks, with
Senator Taft, Jenner and McCar-
thy pulling in diverse directions.
Plans were also made at the
meeting for helping to organize
and staff the new permanent local*
Democratic headquarters in the
basement of 211 S. State St.
Anyone interested in getting the
new headquarters ready for oc-
cupancy may come to that address
at 2 p.m. Saturday for a clean-up
FIRST IN A SERIES:
Death to Fifty'
Morocco's bloody two-day Nation-
alist-led riots that have brought
death to more than 50 persons
verged on open armed rebellion
Police evacuated French citizens'
from one secto of Casablanca and
planes circled Arab quarters drop-
ping tear gas bombs to disperse
mobs shouting for independence.
TROOPS AND police laid siege;
to more than 2,000 Moroccan un-
ion members barricaded in the
downtown headquarters of the
Moroccan General Labor Confed-
eration, CGT. The riots erupted
Sunday, after a 24-hour general
strike call by the union.
The call resulted from the un-
explained assassination of Tu-
nisian Nationalist Farhat Ha-
ched, secretary general of the
Tunisian Labor Federation. He
was slain Friday outside Tunis.
Police and troops in armored
cars and light tanks patrolled key
spots of Casablanca last night.
Other tanks helped to blck off
the 2,000 union members in the
* * *
AUTHORITIES said yesterday's
death toll included seven Euro-
peans, three Moroccan soldiers
and at least 40 Arab demonstrat-
ors. An undetermined number of
Arabs were injured. Three Euro-
peans were reported seriously in-
One European victim, Louis
Ribes, former mayor of Agadir,
was dragged from his automobile
and stoned to death by members
of a mob of 6,000 attempting to
storm into the French sector.
Earlier, an angry mob seized two
Frenchmen in a disused stone
quary on the edge of Casablanca
and cut off their heads and arms.
* *« *
VIOLENCE HERE and in neigh-
boring Tunis came as the United
Nations discussed the Tunisian
question-under protest from the
French government. In Paris yes-
terday night, a small Cabinet
group met with President Vincent
Auriol. France maintains that the
uprisings in her North African
protectorates are internal prob-
lems which she alone will handle.
Skit Night Meeting
To Be Held Today
There will be a meeting for all
organizations interested in par-
ticipating in Skit Night at 7 p.m.
today in the Union Ballroom.
In .Big Raid
SEOUL, Korea - (A) - Allied
warplanes smashed at Communist
supply roads and vehicles last
night and early today in the heav-
iest blow in two weeks against
arteriesto the Red front lines.
The U. S. Fifth Air Force re-
ported at least 155 trucks de-
stroyed. Twin - engined B-25s
pounded the roads leading south
from Pyongyang, the Korean Red
capital, and Sandung and Yang-
dok, on the East Coast.
* * *
CHINESE patrols probed Sniper
Ridge on the Central Front in to-
day's predawn hours, but were
turned back by a hail of steel from
the frozen slopes.
On the Western Front, Allied
patrols last night exchanged
fire with Communist outposts
east of Panmunjom, site of the
indefinitely suspended truce
talks, and withdrew.
Elsewhere the front was gener-
ally quiet. The Eighth Army re-
ported Communist ski troops were
spotted yesterday on Pap-san
Mountain, towering fortress on the
Central Front overlooking Sniper
Ridge. They were believed to be
either messengers or supply troops.
They were too scattered to make
worthwhile artillery targets
By the Associated Press
LONDON-A highly placed in-
formant said yesterday Prime Min-
ister Churchill's government would
like the United States to join Brit-
ain in garrisoning the Middle East.
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WASHINGTON - Stabilization
officials said yesterday they have
"very excellent" prospects of get-
ting new industry members of the
Wage Stabilization Board.
They said government wage con-
trols will continue in any event.
* * *
Lester B. Pearson said yesterday
the United Nations may have
reached a critical turning point
but this is not time to abandon
faith in this "indispensable
piece of international machin-
* * *
WASHINGTON-The State De-
partment said yesterday Roy D.
Kohler, 44, former head of the
Voice of America, violated secur-
ity regulations in carrying secret
documents to a week-end drink-
ing party in nearby Virginia.
The department declined to
say what disciplinary action
might be taken.
SANTA FE, N. M.-Fourteen re-
bellious convicts, promised soft-
ened punishment, yesterday sur-
rendered after a 20-hour siege at
the New Mexico state prison and
released eight guards unharmed.
Starting at 7:30 p.m. today
the 'Ensian business staff will
canvass the University resi-
dence halls so. that students
may have a chance to purchase
their '53 'Ensians before Christ-
mas vacation begins.
Ike, Advisors Hold Conference
On Foreign, Domestic Policies
IT'S A BIRD-No! It's David Church, '54, as he floats gracefully
through the air while rehearsing for "The Birds," Aristophanes'
2,500-year-old farce opening at 8 p.m. tomorrow in Lydia Men-
delssohn Theater. Tickets are still available for all four per-
formances of the speech department's wild production a't the
Mendelssohn box office.
'U' Experts Give Views
On Senate Book Probe
By DOROTHY MYERS
University professors expressed
varied reactions to the findings
of the special Congressional com-
mittee which is currently investi-
gating modern American litera-
ture with a view to enacting laws
to control the trade of "obscene
and gruesome books."
The committee, headed by Rep.
Gathings of Arkansas, labeled
books by John Steinbeck, Mac
Kinlay Kantor and four other
American writers "indecent."
In addition to Steinbeck's "The
Wayward Bus," and Kantor's
"Don't Touch Me," were "Tom-
boy," by Hal Ellson; "Dollar Cot-
ton" by John Faulkner; "Louis-
ville Saturday" by Margaret Long;
and "The Hater" by John Faulk-
PROF. FRANK Huntley of the
English department considered the
whole investigation very foolish.
"Those who read for obscenity
could find plenty of material, but
this method of reading is not the
one stressed in schools," he con-
Prof. Huntley emphasized that
what is taken out of context
doesn't receive the emphasis that
it does in the book.
Prof. Allan Seager, also of the
English department, said that to
his knowledge these authors are
not pornographic. "The intention
of the authors must be noted," he
Specifically commenting on the
books cited by the committee, Prof.
Joe L. Davis of the English depart-
ment called "The Wayward Bus"
"a lesser work of a major writer"
and "Dollar Cotton" the formula
Meet on Cruiser 'Helena
En Route to Pearl Harbor
ABOARD USS HELENA, En-Route to Hawaii -(i) - The direc-
tion of U.S. foreign and domestic policies after next Jan. 20 was under
formal consideration by President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower and
eight key advisors yesterday as the cruiser Helena knifed through
sunny seas toward Pearl Harbor.
The secretaries of state, treasury, interior and the attorney gen-
eral of the incoming Republican administration were present.
* * * *
THE KOREAN WAR was believed the main subject of discus-
sion, but whatever decisions reached will not be announced.
Eisenhower's press secretary, j
of Erskine Caldwell with original
The House hearings held thus
far have resulted in a motion for
stricter laws concerning transpor-
tation of obscene literature across
state lines and through the mails,
but no censorship has been re-
Two University students and
one graduate are among the nine
Michigan applicants for Rhodes
scholarships, to be interviewed by
the Michigan Selection Commit-
The three will be competing with
400 other American students for
scholarships for study at Oxford
They are Calvin Seerveld, Grad.,
Richard Sewell, '53, Associate
Sports Editor of The Daily, and
Thornton Maxwell, a former stu-
James C. Hagerty, made clear
that even the subjects discussed
wvould not be disclosed, at this
time and probably not until aft-
er the new administration takes
office Jan. 20.
However, one source close to Ei-
senhower squelched recurring re-
ports that the general favored en-
larging the Korean War.
"Nothing is definite yet," the
* * *
EISENHOWER made clear at a
press conference before leaving
Korea that while "much will be
done" to improve the Allied posi-
tion, he did not want to enlarge
Yesterday, Hagerty said flat-
ly "we will make no statement
The Helena was due to complete
its 3,300-mile trip from. Guam at
9 a.m. Thursday, Hawaiian time
(2 p.m., EST). Eisenhower and his
staff are expected to continue their
meetings at Pearl Harbor for at
least two days.
Hagerty said he could not say
what Eisenhower's itinerary would
be after he left the islands.
JERUSALEM - (P) - The Is-
raeli Knesset parliament yester-
day elected Itzhak Ben-Zvi, 68-
year-old leader of the Labor par-
ty to be this young nation's sec-
He will be sworn in .tomorrow
for a five-year term.
The President-elect came here
in 1907 after pogroms in Russia,
where he was born in 1884, spurred
his ambition to work with Weiz-
mann in moulding the nation. For
nearly 30 years, before independ-
ence was won, Ben-Zvi was the
principal spokesman for Palestine
Jewry on the spot while Weizmann
appealed for support abroad.
Ben-Zvi is a scholar, noted for
his research on archaeology.
Men's, Jo int
Joel Biller, '53, yesterday an-
nounced his resignation from the
Men's Judiciary Council and the.
Joint Judiciary Council, to take
Presentlysserving as president of
both groups, Biller said he did not
expect to have enough time to
fulfill his duties during the re-
mainder of the year.
THE NSW president will be
named Saturday by Men's Judic.
He will automatically serve as
head of the joint council.
Biller's resignation will create
a fourth vacancy on the seven-
member Men's Council. Petitions
for these four posts may be
picked up from 3 to 5 p.m. to-
day through Friday at the Stu-
dent Legislature Bldg.
The petitions are due Friday aft-
ernoon, with interviewing sched-
uled for Saturday. Students may
Conference To Evaluate
By ELEANOR ROSENTHAL
An evaluation of the literary college's science requirements will
take place at 7:30 p.m. today, in the Student-Faculty room of the
League, during the semester's second Literary College Conference.
Suggested by a general discussion of freshman education held
at the last conference, this topic l
SENATE FILIBUSTER : y i
M)A Starts Letter drive JEBLE
sign up for interviews when they
take out petitions. Selections will
To Remove Cloture Rule be made by the SL Cabinet.
Any male student from any
school in the University may peti-
By HELENE SIMON tion for .a post if he has 60 hours
Students for Democratic Action are now initiating the first steps or more of credit and is academic-
of a letter writing campaign against the Senate cloture regulation, ally eligible.
The measure which facillitates the use of the filibuster, is ex- Elections, Report
is planned as the first in a series of
reviews of individual fields of
AN ATTEMPT will be made to
define the aims of science
courses, and to determine to what
extent they are being fulfilled by
classes now offered and present
Special attention will be paid
to the problems of the student
who takes scientific courses as
The conference will provide an
opportunity to discuss these and
related issues with faculty mem-
bers and students, in an across-
s , -
A PARTICULAR effort has been
made to invite faculty members
teaching scientific courses to the
Athletes To Play Gunmen in Opera
* * * * * * * *
<pected to come up in the first days
of the opening session of Congress.
SEEKING THE- AID of civic
and campus organizations, SDA is
canvassing for people to write let-
ters to Congress requesting the
removal of Rule 22 and the adop-
tion of the Lehman Bill or a sim-
"Most people don't realize that
filibustering affects more than
just civil rights legislation," SDA
President Gordon Scott, Spec.
said. "Filibustering has been
used in debates on everything
from river and harbor appropri-
ations to migratory bird bills."
The organization will hand out
"fact sheets" on the subject, then
will provide stamped envelopes
and stationery for letters. "No
form letters will be used, writers
Scheduled for YV
Elections and a report on the
IStudent Affairs Committee Inves-
tigation of the Young Progressives
will be the most prominent items
on the agenda when the YP's meet
at 7:30 p.m. today, in the Union.
The group will also discuss the
Rosenberg Case and the National
The Interfraternity Council
House President's Assembly will be
held at 7:30 p.m. today at Psi Up-
silon fraternity, 1000 Hill St.
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