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VOL. LXIII, No. 65
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1952
U.S. To Hike
Army to Reduce
ernment yesterday authorized a
speedup in the automobile and
construction industries, while the
Army turned the tables, announc-
ing a slowdown in tank and trucl
According to the government
authorization, the automobile in-
dustry may step up its productior
s to 1,500,000 cars in the second
quarter of 1953. Restrictions have
also been eased on building of
homes, schools, hospitals, recrea-
tional and other projects effective
n Jan. 1.
" a *
THE NUMBER of automobiles
authorized represents an increase
of 250,000 over the ceiling set by
the National Production Authority
for the first three months of the
NPA chief R. A. McDonald
said the increase requested by
the auto industry does not mean
the government will guarantee
enough steel, aluminum and cop-
per to produce that many cars.
He said the output will depend
on future allotments, plus any con-
versions or foreign steel the in-
dustry is able to obtain.
* * *
EXPLAINING the army produc-
tion slowdown, a spokesman said
the immediate needs of the Army
are close to being met. At the
same time strong production lines
have been established to meet fu-
ture needs, although some plants
will have to close as a result of
Affected in Michigan will be
General Motors, Chrysler and
Ford tank production and mili-
tary cargo truck production by
GM and Reo Motors.
Production of medium tanks will
be cut back to a point about 45
per cent below the original goal
set for tmhe spring of 1954 the
There will be a 22 per cent re-
duction in the output of light tanks
and the manufacture of 2% ton
trucks will be slowed down.
New proof has been found for
Albert Einstein's theory of rela-
A field team of the National
Geographical Society, which stud-
ied an eclipse of the sun last win-
ter in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
found the noted physicist on the
beam in his predictions 37 years
a a a
HOWEVER, Stanley P. Wyatt,
Jr. of the astronomy department
said yesterday, "This new proof
is only an extra confirmation, for
there was little doubt before con-
cerning the validity of Einstein's
The society reported that Ein-
stein was just five-onehundreths
of a second of arc off in his
computations-a tiny fraction of
one degree of a circle.
"Einstein's theory of relativity
had been already substantiated by
the motion of the planet Mercury.
Under the old Newtonian theory
Mercury was not moving the way
it was supposed to, but the rela-
tivity theory allowed for the shift
of movement the planet makes
through the centuries," Wyatt
Announcing his theory of rela-
tivity in 1915, the physicist cal-
culated that a beam of starlight
just missing the edge of the sun
would bend 1.75 degrees of arc.
Yesterday's speech assembly saw
the six top speech 31 students pre-
senting demonstration addresses
on a variety of topics.
Hugh Anderson, '55, began the
r series with a discussion of the stu-
RECOUNT BEGINS-Ann Arbor election officials sort the Nov. 4
ballot in the Board of Supervisor's Room at the County Court-
County Recount Begins;
Williams Adds 16 Votes
By ERIC VETTER
The Washtenaw County recount moved into its second day today
in the County Courthouse while observers called it a virtual duplicate
of the 1950 recount edition.
As in the last check, Gov. Williams added to his county total
on the first day by picking up 16 votes while Alger added two. In
1950 Williams netted 22 votes on the first day of the recount and had
32 when the check was ended.
The recount is being held in the same crowded Board of Super-
* * * "visors room and with the same
TVJ set of legal help except for two
V o e-oo three changes in the steno-
Vo ies n
graphic and clerical help. In ad-
1e i edition both the Democrats and the
/' 7E /y I f I+Republican challengers and ob-
By HARRY LUNN
A reinterpretation of the Lec-
ture Committee proposal which
would place responsibility for
sponsoring speakers with the mem-
bers of the sponsoring group as
well as the organization itself won
easy affirmation from the Stu-
dent Legislature last night.
Consideration of a motion on the
Student Affairs Committee recom-
mendations to the Young Pro-
gressives, student book store mo-
tions and committee appointments
also highlighted the crowded SL
* * *
GREATEST modification in the
SL lecture plan passed in Novem-
ber came through fixing responsi-
bility on both the sponsoring or-
ganization and its members if "a
speech violating any of the Re-
gents' by-laws is given on campus"
after a written guarantee to the
contrary is submitted by the group.
Presented by Ted Friedman,
'53, one of the four student rep-
resentatives to speak on the SL
motion before the Lecture Com-
mittee Saturday, the statemnt
of principle also pointed out that
"membership in a Communist
Sor Communist front organization
or espousal of some particular
fact of that party's program does
not, of and by itself, mean that
every speech of the individual'
will be subversive."
The clarification also stressed
that in judging an individual's
speech, actual content and mean-
ing of the talk is the essential
factor to be considered.
Basically the SL plan, currently
being discussed before the Lecture
Committee, calls for postjudgment
of speeches which allegedly violate
the Regents' criteria on campus
lectures, rather than the present
method of prejudgment of speak-
ers by the Lecture Committee.
EARLIER in the evening a pro-
longed debate started over the SAC
action of Tuesday which mandated
the Young Progressives to tighten
internal proceedings. A motion in-
troduced by Paula Levin, '55, ask-
ing the two SL representatives on
the SAC to seek repeal of Tues-.
day's action was soundly defeat-
The widely publicized book-
store motion by Bob Perry, '53E,
which asked the Legislature to
urge establishment of a book-
store by the Union in their pro-
posed addition, was brought to
the floor again last night only to
have another proposal substi-
tuted for it.
The substitute motion reaffirmed
the SL's opinion that a non-profit
bookstore be established on cam-
pus, and charged the Campus Ac-
tion Sub-Committee studying the
proposal to continue its work on a
brief requesting the by-law change
from the Regents. The motion
asked that the brief be completed
in time for presentation to the
April Regents' meeting.
Committee chairmanships ap-
proved last night included Janet
Netzer, '54, as head of the Campus
Action group; Chris Reife, '55, as
chairman of the Culture and Ed-
ucation Committee; Sam Davis,
'54, as Human Relations chair-
man; Audie Murphy, '53Ed., as
International committee head, and
Barb Mattison, '54 as head of Pub-
--Yhoto by Jack Bergstrom
PRESIDENT HARLAN H. HATCHER POSES WITH TWO OF THE OPERA "BEAUTIES"
Capacity Crowd Views Opera
By the Associated Press
Fred M. Alger Jr., the Republi-
can candidate for governor, slip-
ped farther behind in the third
day of recounting gubernatorial
ballots yesterday, but he insisted
he was not discouraged.
Gov. Williams, the Democratic
candidate, had gained a net of
332 new votes in the recount so
ELSEWHERE, talk of calling the
whole thing off was rife, and
counting in outstate counties be-
gan to lag as officials kept one
ear open for a possible cancella-
tion. Even Republican workers
were showing signs of losing in-
Democratic state chairman,
Neil Staebler, said "the recount
is going well from our stand-
point and that the next move
is up to the Republicans if they
want to call it off."
Alger was slipping in Wayne
(County. where he had hoped for
his greatest strength, and Williams
was surging away ahead outstate.
.* * *
THE WILLIAMS gain, based on
reports from 376 precincts from 29
counties, increased his lead in
total votes over Alger to 8,950.
servers are the same as in 1950.
A QUESTION was raised over
the legality of a number of ballots
initialed by three inspection offi-
cials who had not taken the offi-
cial oath of office. According to
Hugh E. Wilson, chairman of the
county canvassers board, the ques-
tion is whether "we should disen-
franchise the voters because of the
Wilson said the error was dis-
covered before the board could
tell which candidate would be
affected if the ballots were
The matter will be sent to the
State Canvassers Board in Lan-
sing today to see if any similar in-
stances have arisen in the past.
* * *
GEORGE WINES, Chairman of
the Washtenaw County Republi-
can Committee, said he doubted
if any substantial change would
result from the county recount.
"Any mistakes," Wines said, "are
probably an honest matter of in-
terpretation as to whether the bal-
lot was properly marked and not a
matter of irregularities."
Democratic State Chairman,
,Neil Staebler, looked for Wil-
liams to gain more votes in the
county because the "precincts
checked yesterday were ones
where Alger was given the best
chance to gain votes."
Unofficial sources place the cost
of the recount at $2,000.
By BOB APPLE
Playing before a jam-packed
house, the Union Opera's musical
comedy, "No Cover Charge," got
off to its first performance last
night with all the color and array
of a Broadway production.
From the close of the first num-
ber to the final curtain the show
was received with cheers and
laughter by a highly receptive
PROMINENT figures in the
crowd were University President
Harlan H. Hatcher and Mrs. Hat-
Both appeared very enthus-
iastic about the show even be-
fore it began. It is the second
one they have seen.
During the intermission Presi-
dent Hatcher visited backstage
and posed for a few pictures with
members of the chorus.
COMMENTING on the per-
formance, President Hatcher said,
"The whole show was excellent.
I thought the chorus did especial-
At a kick-off meeting of the
Citizens Committee for .Charter
Revision attended by about 150
representatives of Ann Arbor ser-
vice clubs, labor groups and civic
organizations Tuesday, Lawrence
H. Ouimet, Third Ward alderman
was elected president of the
group's executive committee.
Named to other posts on the
executive committee were Cecil 0.
Creal, vice - president; Fran c e s
Hannum, secretary and Herbert P.
Ald. John S. Dobson, acting as
temporary chairman for the meet-
ing, stressed that the committee is
seeking the election of a charter
study commission to review the'
present charter and submit a re-
According to .Dobson the reportj
will recommend either (1) the re-
tention of the present charter, (2)
changes in the present charter or
(3) a new form of city govern-
Mrs. Hatcher was all smiles
and heartily applauded through-
out the show.
Because of a special session with
the legislature, Gov. G. Mennen
Williams was not able to attend.
This was the first time he has
missed an Opera since its post-
HOWEVER, he had written the
Opera previously expressing his
regrets at not being able to at-
tend and wishing the entire or-
ganization the best of luck.
Backstage before the comedy
began there was an air of ner-
vousness and tension. But af-
ter the final curtain descended
the cast beamed with the en-
joyment of seeing a job well
Yet there was little confusion.
It seems as though the exper-
ience of the five years since the
Opera's comeback has accustomed
the cast to taking success in their
Book writer Howard Nemerov-
ski, '54E, said "the production sur-
passed my greatest expectations.
I want to express my appreciation
to the cast for doing such a won-
Director Fred Evans, who was
attempting to relax after sweat-
ing out the two hour and 15 min-
ute show, remarked, "The cast
was great. We were a little be-
hind schedule in rehearsals, con-
sequently I didn't expect as fine
a performance as was given. I
could hardly ask for more."
Many veterans of the Opera
claimed itvwas the best production
they had seen since the twenties.
1~ -F._7 JAT>__
"No Cover Charge" continues
tomorrow and Friday.
Both shows are completely sold
out but there are still plenty of
tickets available for the road per-
Saturday the cast travels to
Lansing and then moves to Cleve-
land Dec. 26.
Court Hears I
preme Court heard warnings and
denials yester'day that abolition of
race segregation in the public
schools would deal a heavy blow
to the educational system in the
The high tribunal is grappling
with the question whether the
Constitution forbids states to put
Negro and white children in sep-
Virginia's attorney general, J.
Lindsay Almond, contended in
vigorous tones that a ruling against
segregation would "destroy the
public school system in Virginia
as we know it today."
Arguing on the other side of the
question, Thurgood Marshall, a
noted Negro lawyer, said: "I for
one do not believe the people of
South Carolina are a lawless peo-
ple. I believe the rank and file of'
people in the South will observe
whatever decision is handed
No Time, Place
Set for Meeting
By the Associated Press
President Truman called on Gen.
Douglas MacArthur yesterday to
disclose to him "at once" if he has
an air-tight plan for ending the
In effect, the President prodded
MacArthur to deal directly with
the White House-and now-with-
out waiting to confer with Repub-
lican President-elect Eisenhower.
"IF WE CAN cut this fighting
in Korea short by one day, we
should do so," Truman said in a
terse written statement.
"I think if anyone has a rea-
sonable plan for ending the Ko-
rean fighting in an honorable
way that will not lead directly
into a great war, that plan
should be presented at once to
Less than two hours after Tru-
man issued his statement, a reli-
able source reported that Eisen-
hower and MacArthur will meet
in New York shortly after the
President-elect returns to this
country from his visit to the Ko-
rean War zone.
AN INFORMANT aboard the
cruiser Helena, which is bringing
Eisenhowerback across the Pa-
cific, said the meeting will be held
to discuss MacArthur's views on
ending the Korean War.
Eisenhower expects to leave
Hawaii by plane Saturday night
and arrivein New York Sunday
The source, who is close to Ei-
senhower, said no time or place
had been set for the meeting but
it probably would be at Eisen-
hower's Morningside Heights resi-
dence or his Commodore Hotel
This source also said that Mac-
Arthur would be- consulted fre-
quently on Far East affairs al-
though he would not be asked to
take a place in the new Republi-
Meanwhile, Eisenhower and his
advisers continued talks aboard
the cruiser yesterday.
To Debate TV
Can a theater owner screen
television play-b~y-plays of foot-
ball games for his customers with-
This will be one of the interest-
ing issues raised when sixteen law
.school juniors, quarter finalists in
the Henry M. Campbell competi-
tion, present their oral arguments
before four courts of Law School
faculty members at 7:30 p.m. to-
In each of four .Hutchins Hall
courtrooms, two twoiman teams
will square off on the appelate
The public is invited to hear the
verbal battle in Rms. 138, 218, 116
and the practice courtroom of
Hutchins Hall in the Igw School,
Still Work in UN
NEW YORK-(P)-Senate prob-
ers were told yesterday the State
Department labeled 40 Americans
bad security risks in the United
Nations but 12 still are on the job.
John D. Hickerson, assistant sec-
retary of state for UN. affairs,
testified the UN dropped 28 em-
ployes after his department ques-
tioned their loyalty. The UN has
only admitted firing 18.
He refused to name any of the
40 cases publicly, saying the mat-
ter was confidential between the
State Department and the UN.
University Ahead in Social Research
By VIRGINIA VOSS
The University came out way
ahead of 36 other colleges and uni-
versities in a survey conducted by
the New York Times to determine
how much social science research
is being done on the nation's cam-
According to the Times report,
the University has allocated $2,-
441,755 for research in the social
sciences and humanities for the
1952-53 period. The next highest
spender in this field was the Uni-
versity of Illinois with slightly
more than a million dollars.
THE SURVEY determined that
sciences was about seven to two,
proportionately more balanced
than comparable ratios for other
large universities and most of the
PROF. ANGUS Campbell of the
sociology and psychology depart-
ments and director of the Survey
Research Center, said he was
pleased with the University's re-
He felt that the University's
greater expenditures in natural
science studies were to be ex-
pected in an "age of research"
when social science is still in
Only to the extent that literary
college faculty members work to
get grants for specific research
projects does the University cons-
ciously try to keep a balance be-
tween the two research divisions,
THE TIMES survey showed that
nearly seven million dollars out of
a $9,466,322 research total for the
University came from the federal
government, a slightly less than
average ratio comparatively. Most
of this money finances military
studies at the Willow Run Re-
search Center, Pierpont ekplained.
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By The Associated Press
SEOUL-Chinese Red troops launched their biggest attack in a
month early today on the Western Front.
South Korean soldiers fought doggedly in a subfreezing weather
to hold Nori Hill and another outpost against the Communist onslaught.
* * * *
WASHINGTON-The United States yesterday demanded that
Russia return an American cargo plane which Red fighters forced
down in Communist Hungary last year.
DENVER-Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, designated United States
Ambassador to the United Nations, last night called for an Amer-
ican foreign policy grounded on moral ideas-and not dollars or