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Clear Radulovicb
Action Underway,
Attorney Attempting To Orgaize
Defense Committee in Detroit
CharlesC. Lockwood attorney for Milo J. Radulovich said yester-
day he would attempt to form a "Radulovich Defense Committee" in
Detroit this week to clear the University senior of findings naming
him a poor security risk.
Lockwood also said Secretary of. the Air Force Talbot has not
handed down a final decision on the case because of a telegram dis-
patched to Washington claiming the military had violated its legal code.
RADULOVICH'S attorney explained he sent a wire to Talbott
claiming an Air Force violation in not allowing the defense a period

Farmer's Daughter

U.S. Says



U Faculty
Views .Kirk
Russell Kirk, the Michigan
State College associate professor
of humanities who resigned last
week because of "lowered educa-
tionvl standards," was termed
"a courageous man" here lat
t night.
Prof. Marvin Felheim of the
English department called Kirk
"courageous" and added, "from
what \I've heard, he seems to be
a serious minded and sincere man
attempting to disassociate him-
self from what he obviously' re-
gards as a lowering of educational
IN RESIGNING, Kirk said "The
professor has become a menial
who lugs in slides, gives standard-
ized lectures, administers tests
prepared by someone else and
grades them with a machine."
He also charged that students
had "forgotten how to write"
because of "unfortunate tend-
encies" including the increase of
"objective" examinatiofs ,in
MSC's basic college courses.
Associate Dean of the literary
college Burton D. Thuma said last
night that the University, too is
"'using the ,objective" examination
much more than it used to."
Over the weekend, Michigan
State officials defended them-
selves. Prof. Harry Kimber, head
of the MSC humanities depart-
ment, claimed Kirk made the
charges "to fu.rther the publicity
for his writing."
Prof. Thomas Greer, also of
the MSC humanities department
said Kirk was "wrong in every-
thing he said." "We grade fewer
tests by machine than we used
to" in the department, Prof.
Greer claimed.
Prof. Eric W. Stockton of the
iEnglish department said it was
"curious that they grade any hu-
manities examinations by ma-
Prof. Greer also denied Kirk's
charge that the professor "lugs in
slides." "They are already in the
classroom when the professor gets
there," he explained.
I Prof. Stockton said, "It doesn't
make much difference who lugs
the slides in",
SL Candidate
List Includes
36 Students
Thirty-six students have an-
nounced candidacy for Student
Legislature seats this week and
will begin their two week long race
for the 23 positions to be filled in
November with a training pro-
gram set for 4:15 p.m. today in
the SL Bldg.
Only 12 of the candidates are
now on the Legislature, eight fill-
ing appointed terms created by
vacancies and four elected a year
ago. Male candidates lead the dis-
taff side 25 to 11.
ASKED why there were few
former and present SL members
running for re-election, most stu-
dents connected with the Legis-
lature replied that it was a ques-
tion of time, not apathy toward
SL. .

of twenty days to submit a re-
view brief. Lockwood said Radulo-
vich had until Nov. 2 to present
such a brief.
He went on to charge that the
Air Force hierarchy had already
reached its decision without lis-
tening to the brief. Although the
case would be ppealed to the
President, Lockwood felt "it was
just a formality," since with Ei-
senhower's military background
he would "go along with the
Discussing plans for starting a
"Radulovich Defense Committee,"
Lockwood said he would meet' with
prominent Detroit lawyers who
had expressed interest in the case
before taking it to a Federal court
where "he hoped to receive a fair
groups have shown interest in the
Radulovich case, Lockwood said.
He felt they would also be includ-
ed in a defense committee. The
Air Force Association, he went on,
has also said it might lend aid.
Lockwood pointed out the group
was composed of 60,000 former Air
Force flyers and officers.
"The American Civil Liber-
ties Union has offered advice,
but before accepting its support
we will discuss it in committee,"
he explained.
Lockwood also said claims the
Air Force had not published all the
facts on Radulovich, his father
and sister-the latter two alleged
Communists-was a "lie."
He said on page five of the
transcript of the testimony the
Tenth Air. Force board said they
had publicly stated all the evidence
against Radulovich and his fami-
"I told the secretary statements
that the Air Force has more evi-
dence other than that published
was 'a lie' in exactly those words,"
Lockwood concluded.
Benson Hints
Price Support
For Cattlemen
Says Administration
To Ease Adjustments
of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson
told a delegation of hard-hit cat-
tle growers yesterday he has an
"Open mind" toward their plea
for direct government support to
bolster sagging livestock prices.
Addressing a mass meeting of
350 cattlemen from 30 states,
Benson pledged that the Eisen-
hower Administration , will do
"everything practical and feasible
to ease these price adjustments."
AFTER THE session with Ben-
son, the cattlemen drafted recom-
mendations to the Secretary. And
their first decision was a unani-
mous vote in favor of price sup-
port at nine per cent of parity.
The formal recommendations.
are to be given to Benson today.
Benson cited what he termed the
"dismal failure" of past govern-
ment experiments designed to
boost hog prices and the "fiasco"
that resulted from Federal potato-
buying programs.
. * * *
THE CATTLEMEN shifted rest-
lessly in their seats as Benson ap-
peared to pour cold water on any
possibility of an immediate gov-
ernment price-support program.
"I don't say it's not possible
for cattle," Benson said, "but it
would be a terrible thing if we

Reds Forced
Torture Obj ect
Germ Warfare
The United States declared yes-
terday that Russians directed a
Communist torture center where
false confessions of germ war-
fare were wrung from U. S. fliers
in Korea-even after the armis-
The Russians entered a denial.
Dr. Charles W. Mayo, U. S. dele-
gate, presented the charge before
the UN Political Committee. Dr.
Mayo said an interrogation cen-
ter known as "Pak's Palace" near
Pyongyang, North Korea, was
staffed by Chinese and North Kor-
eans but directed by Soviet per-
. . .,
"MANY OF our fliers were in-
terrogated there by Soviet per-
sonnel," the Minnesota surgeon
said. He told of a Kansas flier
who refused to write a confession
despite 1,800 hours of questioning
directed by Russians.
Dr. Mayo said U. S. fliers
were reduced to a level lower
than that of animals, and that
the tortures were designed to be
more terrible than medieval
"They are calculated to disinte-
grate the mind of an intelligent
victim," he asserted, in order to
make him destroy his own integ-
rity and produce an elaborate fic-
* * *
{"IF ANYTHING is surprising to
nie," he observed, "it is that so
many of our soldies-both those
who confessed and those who did
not, although for months they
were treated like animals or worse
- somehow continued to act
throughout like men.".
Dr. Mayo said the Communists
accused 107 captured fliers of
engaging in bacteriological war-
fare. Of these, 17 are listed as
missing and 14 are known dead.
He did not say how they died.
He said 40 refused to sign any-
thing, but 36 signed under
Jacob A. Malik, Soviet delegate
sitting in place of Chief Delegate
Andrei Y. Vishinsky, responded
that the United States had forced
airmen who confessed to germ
warfare to repudiate their confes-
sions under threat of prosecution.
He called Dr. Mayo's statement
"a lie and a slander which we
HE TOSSED in a resolution by
which the Assembly would call on
all countries which'have not done
so to ratify the 1925 Geneva Con-
vention against chemical and germ
warfare. The United States has re-
fused to ratify it, demanding more
than paper promises to stop such
Malik said attempts to prove
that testimony was taken from
the prisoners under coercion
were propaganda and were in-
tended to exploit the fliers for
political ends.
He said the present state of the
servicemen easily permitted such
exploitation, since they still were
subject to U. S. Army discipline.

LOVELY URSULA-MAY BOINK-She is an ignorant farm girl.
She does not know that Gargoyle is coming out tomorrow. If she
did she would have better things to do with her money.
World News Roundup

Neutral Commission
Admits Defeat; Asks
Reds, Allies for Help

WUS Drive
At noon tomorrow on the Di-
agonal in front of the library
the Fiji marching band will ini-
tiate World University Service
Twenty buckets will be plac-
ed on and near campus at stra-
tegic spots to collect money to
send to needy students in Eu-
rope and in the Orient.
World Universesy Service
Month will end on November 20
with a carnival at Lane Hall.
Nitxon Told
Malay Reds~
Dri~ven Backl
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaya -- (A)
- The British told U.S. Vice Pres-
ident Richard Nixon yesterday that
Malay's Communist guerrillas have
been driven deep into the jungles
and are receiving "only -a ttickle
of supplies" from the outside, in-
cluding Red China.
Nixon. Who is touring the Far
East, flew here from Singapore.
Military officials responsible for
the security of the second rank-
ing American official said the gen-
eral area of Kuala Lumpur is
considered safe.
* * *
IT IS POSSIBLE for those in
the city frequently to hear mor-
tar fire and bombings as the Brit-
ish carry out operations against
small bands of Reds.
A few hours after Nixon's ar-
rival a large-scale action by Ma-,
layan security forces against:
I the guerrillas interrupted train
service between Kuala Lumpur
and Singapore.
Lt. Gen. Sir Hugh Stockwell,
Britain's No.2 officer here, told
Nixon at a briefing session that
the British are recruiting inter-
national battalions, including anti-
Communist Chinese, to bring their
army strength to 21 battalions.
Folksongs Heard
At Russian Club
Russky piesni, or Russian folk-
songs, of villagers, rivermen and
lonely girls locked in ancient tow-
ers were sung at last night's meet-
ing of the Russky Kruzhok.
Members of the local Russian
club heard Mrs. Ossya Humecky
of the Russian department discuss
the varied folklore of Russia and
present some melodic examples of
The Russian-born instructor en-
tertained the group with the Soviet
version of "Casey Jones," "Simo-j
novna" and a song of the Siber-
ian workers.

THE REFUSAL of 7,800 North Koreans to
paralyzed the repatriation pro-" ,

face Red interviewers

By The Associated Press
LONDON - Settlement of the
strike of native workers at the
Arabian American Oil Co's. Dha-
ran oil field was announced yes-
terday by the Saudi Arabian em-
About 13,000 native workers,
struck a week ago, reportedly in
protest against the arrest of nine.
trade union organizers.
LONDON-Britain and Iran
have opened secret negotiations
aimed at the speedy restoration
of diplomatic ties between the
two countries, official sources
said yesterday.
*. * *
GEORGETOWN, British Guia-
na-Tension increased in this
troubled British colony yesterday.
Police said telephone wires had
been cut 10 miles from the city
in a new act of sabotage.
LANSING-A campaign to le-
galize bingo was underway yester-
day among Michigan posts of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
The organization invited other
groups interested to join the fray.
Sen. Symington (D-Mo.) charg-
ed yesterday Secretary of Agri-
culture Ezra Taft Benson "wants
to circumvent the will of Con-

gress by cutting to pieces the
prices on cattle through the
withholding of feed."
"But he has no right to blame
the terrible results of his deci-
sion on the Democratic party,"
Symington said at a Jefferson-
Jackson Day Dinner here.
** *
MADRID-The Cortes, Spain's
parliament, yesterday unanimous-
ly approved a concordat between
Spain and the Vatican which Gen-
eralissimo Francisco Franco said
establishes Roman Catholicism as
the state religion.
SYDNEY, Australia - Britain
yesterday successfully carried out
her third major atomic explosion.
The blast occurred at the Woo-
mera Rocket Range in the South
Australian desert.
* *
NEW YORK - Thousands of
shouting, defiant longshoremen
marched to a rally yesterday and
were told their embattled union
would resume contract talks with
shippers today.
The announcement that the
long-stalled talks between the
old international Longshoremen's
Assn. and the New York Shipping
Assn. would get under way again
was made by ILA Vice President
Patrick J. Connolly.

Commands Seek
Compromise Plan
Communist Harangues Slow Allied
Korean Peace Conference Attempts
PANMUNJOM - The Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission
admitted defeat by refusal of North Koreans to hear Red interview-
It appealek to the Allied and Communist commands for help.
According to the United Press, the Indian chairman of the com-
mission, Lt. Gen. K. S. Thimayya, said yesterday that the chances are
small that the explanations to PW's resisting repatriation ever would
be resumed.

gram. Thimayya indicated the pro-
gram had been doomed.
In a last effort to salvage the
controversial feature of the ar-
mistice, Thimayya said the Al-
lied and Communist commands
would be asked for "a possible
compromise plan" on what to
do about the North Koreans.
Meanwhile, the Allies of the Ko-
rean War rebuked the Communists
yesterday for repeatedly insisting
that neutral nations be invited to
the Korean peace conference.
U.S. Ambassador Arthur Dean,
representing the 16 Allied na-
tions that fought the Reds three
years in Korea, told the Commu-
nists at the second session of
preliminary talks:
"If we invite the neutral na-
tions, admirable though they may
be, we may turn the political
peace conference into an endless
debating society. In the meantime
our troops face each other across
an uneasy armistice."
The Reds opened yesterday's
meeting with the same demand
they made Sunday-that compo-
sition of the peace conference be
the first matter for discussion at
this meeting, and that neutrals be
invited to the top-level confer-
DEAN SAID that if agreement
could be reached first on time
and place of the conference, "we
can exchange views on other per-
tinent matters."
Dean proposed that the confer-
ence get under way by Nov. 23 and
that it be held at Honolulu, San
Francisco or Geneva. Other sites
would be considered, he said, but
he ruled out meeting on Commu-
nist soil.
Heads Named
For Michigras
Central committee chairmen for
the 1954 Michigras were announc-
ed yesterday by Gretchen Meier,
'54, and Hal Abrams, '54, general
chairmen of the event, scheduled
for April 23 and 24.
New members of the central
committee include Charles Skala,
'55BAd., finance committee chair-
man and Beveral Falk, '56, secre-
tary. Booth committee co-chair-
men are Barbara Burstein, '551O,
and Bob Gillow, '56.
* * *
PARADE co-chairmen are Jane
Thompson, '54, and Guy Moul-
throp, '56E, Joyce Lane, '56, and
Ron Mauer, '55, are in charge of
tickets. Chairmen of the refresh-
ments committee are Dianne
Young, '56, and Dave Arnold,
Prizes committee chairmen are
Sally Fernamberg, '55Ed., and
Jerry Prescott, '56. Betsy Sher-
rer,/'55, and Barney Helzberg,
'56, have been named program
committee co-chairmen.
Chairmen of the decorations
committee are Pat Goddard, '56A,
and Ruth Flanders, '56, while Peg
Schibl. '4Bd.andTod Le

Slav Deputy
Sees Meeting
Over Trieste
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia- (A') --
Deputy Foreign Minister Ales
Bebler said last night "we have
reason to believe" there can be an
international conference on the
future of the British-American
Accupation Zone A of Trieste to
help find a solution of this coun-
try's feud with Italy.
* * 4'
BEBLER was quoted as saying:
"Yugoslavia. wishes a decease in
present tension, and hopes that
the conference will take place as
soon as possible, but Yugoslavia
is ready even before the confer-
ence to consider all possible meas-
ures for the decrease of tension.
"But the key for that is in
Rome.sThose who have the key
must show by deed-not by pro-
paganda gestures-their inten
His reference was to Italy's pro-
posal to withdraw her troops from
the neighborhood of the frontier
if Yugoslavia would do the same-
a suggestion which has been de-
nounced as designed for propa-
ganda purposes.
Milan Prison
To Release
Frank Costello
MILAN - (A') -Frank Costello,
the New York gambler serving a
contempt of Congress sentence,
will be turned out of the Federal
Correctional Institution here some-
time Thursday.
But he won't be. out of trouble.
The Federal government now is at-
tempting to strip him of citizen-
ship and deport him to his native
Italy, and it also has filed crim-
inal and civil proceedings over
$212,466 allegedly due in income
taxes from 1947 through 1950.
WARDEN David Heritage of the
Federal Correctional Institution
said Costello would be released
Thursday, but declined to fix the
Costello is being paroled after
serving approximately a year of
his 18-month sentence for re-
fusing to answer questions of
the Senate Crime Investigating
Committee when Senator Kefau-
ver (D-Tenn.) was its chair-
man. He is eligible for condi-
tional release because of time
credited for good conduct.
Heritage, however, declined to
classify him as "a model prisoner."
The warden said the big-time
gambler got no special privileges
and that his only visitors had been'
his wife and lawyer.
Eldersveld Slated

Quad Radio Joins National Network

Quadrangle radio stations have joined a national network, and
will soon be broadcasting three daily news programs and other na-
tional feature shows..
According to Campus Broadcasting Network business manager
Robert Kirchen, '55, a teletype miachine will be installed in one of
the quadrangles and one sports and two "straight" news shows will
be on the air daily within two or three weeks.
THE TELETYPE MACHINE will be supplied as part of a deal
with a cigaret company, whose advertising will be carried on the
Other national advertising will probably be broadcast as a
result of the national affiliation. The campus network has been
carrying local advertising since March in an attempt to make
the quad stations more nearly self supporting.
Now a trial member of the Intercollegiate Broadcasting Service,

Barb Mattison, '54, present
recording secretary, said her
academic work was becoming



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