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STUDENT LEGISLATURE
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Latest Deadline in the State
VOL. LXIV, No. 34 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1953
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SIX PAGES

'U' Group Asks
No-.xam Debate
Student-Faculty Talks Suggested;
Crary Proposes Calendar Revision
By ERIC VETTER
Daily City Editor
An unofficial recommendation that students discuss the possibility
of the abolishment of final examinations for seniors in student-faculty
meetings was given by the special committee studying final examina-
tions yesterday.
Discussion on discontinuing senior finals was capped with the
suggestion that student members of the committee instigate talks
on the subject with members of the faculty.
S* * s
STUDENT REACTION was almost immediate when the Senior
Board last night recommended that the various college student-faculty

* * *
No Exams
For Seniors
Considered
Sounding out opinion on th
exam schedule, the Senior Board
last night considered recommenda-
tions modifying the schedule to in
clude dead days and the elimina-
tion of exams entirely for seniors
Controversy centered. around
how the schedule could be modi-
fied to avoid crowding exams to-
gether, and still retain a sufficient
study period between classes and
exams without cutting down on
vacations or actual class time.
SUGGESTIONS by the Board
included finals be held two weeks
before the end of school, with the
last week spent for comprehensive
review of the course. Another
course of action to be recommend-
ed to the University committee
studying the problem would be for
faculty members to turn in the
student's grade before taking the
final, with early exams being give
to those in danger of failing.
A third alternative would be
to return to the former method
of not being graduated official-
ly at commencement.
Change in the semester system
was considered as another possi
bility. Under the proposed plan
the fall semester would begin th
irst of September and end befor
Christmas. After a three week va
cation classes would resume, end
ing around the first of May. There
would be no loss in actual class-
room time.
Opinion was sharply divided on
the issue of eliminating finals en-
tirely for seniors, some maintain-
ing that it takes away the oppor-
tunity to consolidate a course but
others claimed a good student can
learn a course without a final.
The following committee heads
were also announced:
Publicity, Carol Gaeb, '54A&D
and Jim Wong, '54A&D; Senio
Ball, Ann Nelson, '54Ed and Bil
Wittingham, '54; Class Gift, Joyce
Clements, '54 and Bob Golten, '54;
Caps and Gowns, Ann Willard.
'54 and Martha Seger, '54BAd and
Commencement Announcements,
Jackie Ross, '54Ed and Mern Man-
ning.
Jury Selected
For Red Trial
DETROIT - (IP) - Attorneys,
moving with almost unprecedented
swiftness, yesterday agreed on a
Federal Court jury for the trial
of six Michigan communists
charged with conspiring to teach
and advocate the violent over-
throw of the United States gov-
ernment,
The jury of seven women-most-
ly housewives, and five men was
sworn in shortly after the third
day of the trial of the six defend-
ants had started.
DEFENSE and government at-
torneys agreed to the jury just
13 hours after they started the
questioning of 99 prospective jur-
ors.
Attorneys also quickly agreed
on four alternate jurors.
The 16 member jury panel will
hear the go, ernment's case against
the six defendants: Saul Wellman,
48; Nat Ganley, 48; William Al-
lan, 46; Mrs. Helen Winter, 45;
Philip Schatz, 39; and Thomas
DeWitt Dennis, Jr., 35.

o committees discussed the idea.
(The final examination study
committee cannot move official-
ly on the matter as changes
must be made by the Regents
following a faculty recommenda-
tion.)
If the student-faculty groups
recommend the seniors be exempt
from final examinations to the
e dean of their college, he may dis-
cuss it with his executive com-
- mittee and the faculty of the col-
- lege.
- Final approval by the faculty
would mean a recommendation to
j the Board of Regents for a change.
THE EXAMINATION study
t group also heard a proposal by
Prof. Douglas Crary, of the geog-
raphy department, on the possi-
bility of revising the entire school
calendar to begin classes in late
1 August.
s
e This plan, used by the Uni-
versity of California before
World War II, would end the
school year in late May and call
for the semester break over the
r Christmas holidays.
e Further investigation of the idea
e will take place at the next meet-
ning of the committee along with
consideration of the quarter, or
* four semester, system used in oth-
er schools.
After lengthy debate, the group
agreed to welcome the results of
the Student Legislature referend-
um on the "dead period" between
* the end of school and the begin-
e ning of exams, but to neither en-
e dorse or disapprove of the idea
- The groups attention focused on
the proposals calling for the short-
e ening of Spring recess to permit
"dead period," or the continuation
of the method adopted last spring
when a "dead period" did not
exist.
tStudents Sigh
sRelief; Garg
r On Sale Today
Young Anthony Eden confi-
dently faces the world. He was not
a contributer or subscriber to Gar-
goyle.
Today an older and wiser Eden
will hurry to buy his copy of Gar-
* * *

Ike To Back
GOP Slate
In Elections
Might Participate
I '54_Campaign
WASHINGTON - () - The
White House disclosed yesterday
that President Eisenhower - far
from remaining completely aloof
from partisan politics-favors the
election of all Republican, candi-
dates for office.
The White House made it clear
that goes for Paul Troast, Republi-
can candidate for governor of New
Jersey, who sparked a controversy
when it was disclosed he sought
clemency for a convicted New York
labor racketeer.
THE LATEST clarification of
Eisenhower's views came from
White House Press Secretary
James C. Hagerty in elaborating
on a discussion of politics at the
President's news conference Wed-
nesday.
Hagerty said he had received
numerous inquiries whether Ei-
senhower was taking a slap at
Troast in commenting on a.
recent incident in New Jersey in
which the President posed with
Troast for pictures.
Hagerty then went on to shed
new light on Eisenhower's attitude
toward the political wars. Some
Republicans have expressed dis-
may at what they interpreted as
a hands-off policy ever since Ei-
senhower remarked at his Oct. 21
news conference that he wasn't
going to use the presidency as an
agency in partisan elections.
* * *
THE STATEMENT was widely
regarded as meaning Eisenhower
planned to keep almost entirely
away from political campaigning
-an outlook that disturbed some
GOP leaders girding for next
year's battle for control of Con-
gress.
However, Eisenhower told his
news conference that of course
he was interested in keeping the
Republicans in control of Con-
gress. Moreover, he indicated he
might take part in the 1954 elec-
tion campaign on a limited scale.
. The President gave the impres-
sion that at least he would make
some speeches to set the GOP rec-
ord before the people, even if he
doesn't get out and stump for in-
dividual candidates.
* *.*
HAGERTY said Thursday Ei-
senhower was speaking of the nec-
essity, as he put it, of electing Re-
publican members to Congress on
the' record the administration has
built.
"Just so there is no misunder-
standing, that applies to other
candidates who are running for
office on the Republican ticket,"
Hagerty said.
Hagerty agreed that was the
same position Eisenhower took
during last year's presidential
election campaign.
'Morse Lashes
GOP Oil Stand
DETROIT-(P)-Senator Wayne
Morse (Ind.-Ore.) yesterday ac-
cused the White House and "Sen-
ate Republica-n managers" of kill-
ing a proposal giving offshore oil
revenues to defense and education.
Morse said that "the White
House intervened to switch crucial
votes" and "Senate Republican

managers killed" a compromise be-
tween the Senate and the House
that would have achieved that end.
AN INDEPENDENT since he
bolted the Republican Party dur-
ing last year's presidential cam-
paign, Morse said that the test
came on an amendment by Sen.
Hill (D-Ala.) to the continental
shelf bill, passed by Congress ear-
lier this year.
The "oil for education"
amendment had been adopted by
the Senate 45-37 and would have
slated revenues from the off-
shore oil lands for defense use
for three years and for educa-
tion thereafter.
The continental shelf bill pro-
vided for federal development of
mineral resources in submerged
lands outside historic state bound-
aries.
Speaking to Detr'oit teachers,
Morse said that a Senate-House
conference called to compromise

Ensian
'Ensin senior picture proofs
may be returned from 10 a.m.
to noon and from 1 to 6 p.m.
every day except Saturdays and
Sundays through Nov. 13 to
the Student Publications Bldg.
Gas Tanker
Blast Kills
One Sailor
CHICAGO-(P)-A big lake ten-
ker carrying 580,000 gallons of gas-
oline blew up in Lake Michigan
yesterday.
One crewman died and two
others were injured when the 253-
foot Blue Comet burst into flames
in Calumet Harbor, a mile off
shore at 92nd Street. Eight other
crew members and the tanker's
skipper, Capt. Charles E. Quarry,
36, of East Lyme, Conn., were res-
cued uninjured.
* * *
KILLED IN the explosion was
Edward Survilla, 30, of Kingston,
Pa.
The injured, both hospitalized,
are Axel Aanson, 45, Brooklyn,
N. Y., a deckhand and William
H. Rice of Anderson, S. C., first
engineer.
The blast sent gasoline fed
flames leaping high into the pre-
dawn darkness. Fog hampered
fireboats and three Coast Guard
boats that went to the aid of the
Blue Comet's crew.
About 80,000 gallons of fuel
went up in flames before fire-
men extinguished the blaze
which was confined to a forward
hold of the tanker.
Quarry said the crew was pre-
paring to lift anchor and head for
St. Joseph, Mich., when the ex-
plosion occurred. The tanker had
taken on its gasoline load Wednes-
day at the Shell Oil Co., plant at
Indiana Harbor.
The cause of the blast was not
determined.
The ship is owned by James
McWilliams Blue Line Inc., of
New Jersey.
75 FOOT:
]Dragon Runs
Loose In AA
Ponderous pachyderm petrifies
perplexed purveyors!
A monster out of the past (or
someone's nightmare) ran foot-
loose and fancy free through the
streets of Ann Arbor last night.
Apparently a well-educated fel-
low, possibly even a college, grad-
uate, the dragon left behind notes
several feet high on the diag,
where he was first spotted at 11:30
p.m. last night.
"He was at least 75 feet tall,
with green scaly skin, and fire
coming out of his mouth," was
the report gained from Judy
Bettison, Grad., who spotted him
from her window at the Kappa
Delta house.
This description agrees with one
supplied by Herb Johnson, '54,
who reported that the dragon was
blocking traffic on Washtenaw.
Last call to the Daily was from
a man identifying himself only
by the last name of St. George,
who wanted to place a classified
ad for a lost dragon.
The Ann Arbor police, however,
were unable to find any trace of
the elusive fire-breathing monster.

Plane Crash
Pianist Kapell
Among Victims
SAN FRANCISCO-(P)-A big
British airliner, nosing down for
a landing at San Francisco after
a trans-Pacific flight, plunged in-
to redwoods on a fog-bound moun-
tain ridge yesterday, killing all
19 persons aboard. The victims in-
cluded the American pianist Wil-
liam Kapell.
Kapell was the only U. S. citi-
zen aboard. Most of the others
were from Australia or the United
Kingdom.
Kapell, who was a close friend
of Eugene Ormandy, had frequent-
ly appeared with the Philadelphia
Orchestra at the May Festival.
* * *
THE SCENE was 25 miles south
of San Francisco on the rugged
shoulder of King's Mountain at
an altitude of 1,700 feet.
The airport control tower re-
ported the four-ejgined DC6
was on a direct approach to the
landing , strip at 10:42 a.m.
(CST) and should have landed
two minutes later.
Although immediate intensive
search began by air and ground,
the countryside was so rough it
was two hours before the still
flaming wreck was sighted from
the air. The scattered ruins lay
among centuries-old redwood trees
and giant boulders.
The ground parties found fires
burning over a half-mile area. The
plane was torn to bits. The pieces
were strewn over a wide area of'
timbered land.
* * *
IT WAS the tragic end of an
overseas flight that began in Syd-
ney, Australia, and was resumed
yesterday from Honolulu.
An airline official in Honolulu
said Kapell was on the point of
stopping over for a few days
in Hawaii, but at the last mo-
ment deelded to continue his trip
home to New York. He had been
on a two-month concert tour of
Australia.
Kapell, 31, had been famed as a
concert pianist since the age of
19 and had toured throughout the
United States and South America
in addition to Australia.
Advance Seen
In EDC Talks
PARIS-(')-Foreign Minister
Georges Bidault said yesterday
negotiations are preceeding satis-
factorily to link Britain closely
with the European Army plan.
He said the French Parliament
would be called on to ratify the
plan when these three conditions
are fulfilled:
1. Explanatory protocols by the
other European Defense Commu-
nity partner - Germany, Italy,
Luxembourg, The Netherlands and
Belgium.
2. A basis for settlement of the
dispute with Germany over the
Saar.
3. Negotiations that will bring
a closer political and military re-
lationship between Britain and the
continent than has ever existed.
Bidault spoke before the Coun-
cil of the Republic, advisory upper
house of the French Parliament
for ratification.

-Daily-Betsy Smith.
NO STONE WALLS-Peaceful Prison Gate after Costello left.'
Frank Costello Released,
Faces Possible*Deportation.
By JON SOBELOFF
Special To The Daily
MILAN-A big, black 'Cadillac rolled through the gates of the
Federal Correctional institution here yesterday morning, and Frank
Costello was a free man.
The 59 year old rackets operator was released from prison just
12 miles south of Ann Arbor after serving one year of an 18 month
sentence for defying Senate crime investigators.
* * *
REPORTERS and photographers who gathered at the prison
gates chased the. hired, chauffeur driven car which whisked Costello,
his wife and an unidentified com-'

19 Killed In Reds Reject Dean Plan
West Coast

For Peace Conference;
UN To Hear Atrocities

By the Associated Press
The Communists today flatly re-
jected U. S. envoy Arthur Dean's
proposal to settle the time and
place of the Korean peace confer-
ence before discussing the matter
of inviting neutral nations to the
top-level meeting.
Dean proposed yesterday that
the Reds "stop the nonsense" of
angry debate at the preliminary
talks, set a time and place for the
main conference, and then ex-
change views on what nations
should be invited to sit in on the
big meeting.
Today North Korean Delegate
Ki Sok Bok said Dean's proposal
and suggested agenda "are abso-
lutely unacceptable."
STIRRED BY American pub-
lic horror, the U. S. delegation to
the UN said last night it will place
before all the 60 United Nations
the Army's documented, photo-
graphic record of Communist atro-
cities in Korea.
Whether it will call on the
UN . General Assembly to pass
judgment and condemn the per-
petrators of the deeds was not
disclosed immediately.
A terse announcement from
chief U. S. Delegate Henry Cabot
Lodge Jr., said: "The United
States is placing on the agenda
of the General Assembly the Unit-
ed States Army report on atroci-
ties committed against captives in
Korea by Communist forces."
* * *
IN WASHINGTON several Sen-
ators asked that the UN take note
of the crimes and vote at least a
resolution of condemnation.
Sen. Mike Masfield (D-Mon.)
wrote the U. S. delegation ask-
ing that It do all in Its power
to have the guilty punished.
"We've just got to make the ef-
fort to bring' those criminals to
trial," Sen. Hendrickson (R-NJ)
agreed. But he conceded that pros-
pects of bringing any Red war
criminals to justice are not bright,
inasmuch as Communist leaders
would 'be unlikely to surrender
them.
* * *
IN KOREA the chairman of the
Neutral Nations Renatriation Com-
mission said yesterday that bit-
terly anti-Communist North Kor-
ean prisoners of war have agreed
to begin listening tomorrow to
Red pleas to come home.
The chairman, Lt. Gen. K. S.
Thimayya of India, said he plan-
ned to have at least 500 North
Koreans ready for interview by
the Communists tomorrow. He said
the number may be increased to
1,000.
IHC Urges
No 'M' Men ,

panion toward Detroit, but lost
it in early morning rush hour traf-
fic.
Just where Costello was head-
ed was uncertain, but Milan war-
den David Heritage said Costel-
lo planned to leave the state by
plane, reportedly heading east.
Costello will not be out of the
state for long, though. He is
scheduled to appear on December
7 in Detroit Federal Court to face
civil and criminal actions for al-
leged evasion of more than $200,-
000 in income taxes..
The government is also trying to
take away Costello's citizenship
and deport him to his'native Sicily.
AT THE PRISON, routine went
on as usual, and no one seemed
much interested in the departure
of the underworld kingpin. "Why
should there be any fuss," com-
mented a turnkey, and went back
to sorting the mail.
Warden Hermitage explained
that Costello "conformed" and
didn't forfeit any "good time,"
so he only served one year of his
year and a half maximum sen-
tence.
The most infamous of the cor-
rectional institutions 625 inmates
received very few visitors, and saw
his wife and lawyers for only two
hours each month during his stay
in Milan.

House Group
To Investigate
Reds In Navy
WASHINGTON - (A') -- The
House un-American Activities
Committee announced yesterday it
is making a full investigation "to
determine the extent of" Com-
munist infiltration in the Navy
Department during World War II.
Chairman Velde (R-Ill.) said
some leads already uncovered by
a subcommittee "tie in with the
expose of Morton Sobell," one of
those convicted in the Julius Ros-
enberg case.
S* *
ROSENBERG and his wife,
Ethel, were electrocuted last June
19 on charges they had acted as
atomic spies in this country for
Russia. Sobell,
Velde said eight witnesses al-
ready have been questioned
about Communist infiltration of
the U.S. Navy Department. Sev-
en witnesses, he said, declined
to answer "pertinent questions"
on the grounds of possible self-
incrimination.

'JOHN BROWN'S BODY':
Civil War Dram a Will Open Today
** * * * * * *

In.TMNTrack
The Inter-House Council last
night voted unanimously to ask
Intramural sports authorities to
think again about their policy of
letting freshman varsity track-
men participate in IM competi-
tion.
Comments accompanying the
move stressed the "IM sports for
IM athletes," theme and com-
plained about competition with
"ringers."
* * *
KEITH POUL, '56, surprised the
council members by annoul~olng
that Rodney Grambeau, assistant
IM sports director, had assured
him that varsity freshmen will be
withdrawn from IM competition.
Pohl added Grambeau had
told him records made by the
varsity men would not be allow-
ed to stand.
With little opposition, a move
to appoint a formal representative
of the residence halls council to
the Student Legislature sponsored
Academic Freedom Commission
was also approved by the group.
* Appointed to the IHC judiciary
were Joel Margenau, '54BAd,
chairman; Gordon Britz, '55BAd,
and Harold Lynde, '55.
Laughter-producing parliamen-

ANTHONY EDEN
. . . before Gargoyle
* * *
goyle so he may be prepared for
the latest conflicts on the inter-
national scene.
Students can buy their copy of
Gargoyle today on campus, priced
at only 25c.
Local Republicans
Plan YD Debate

The first of two performances of#
"John Brown's Body" will be given
at 8:30 p.m. today at Hill Audi-
torium.
The Stephan Vimcent Benet epic
poem stars Tyrone Power, Anne
Baxter, and Raymond Massey. The
Walter Schumann Choral Group
of 20 members -will support the
leading characters.
Amongst the three stars, 17
characters are given voice in the
Civil War drama. The political
climate of the times and the part
of Lincoln is taken by Raymond
Massey. The feminine viewpoint
of women in war are Anne Bax-

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