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VOL. LXIV, No. 49




Sees Student
Files Here
Hatcher Talks
On LYL Meeting
Daily Managing Editor
An investigator of the House
Un-American Activities Commit-
tee has examined an undeterminec
number of records of students and
former students, it was revealed
Assistant to the President Erich
A. Walter and acting Dean ol
Students Walter B. Rea said the
investigator submitted a list of
students' 'names and examined
their records sometime early in
DEAN REA estimated that 15
or 20 individual records were ex-
amined from the Office of Student
Affairs files which date back to
the fall of 1946.
Earlier records are held by the
Alumni Office, but Helen L.
Schmutz, supervisor of the cata-
log office, said she could not re-
cal a, specific inquiry for the
Committee since many requests
for information are made by
various security agencies.
(Thus any number of records
could have been examined in this
This was the first development
in information on the House sub-
committee hearings under - Rep.
Kit Clardy (R-Mich.) slated to
begin in Detroit after the first of
the year since Rep. Clardy an-
nounced that a number of people
connected with the University
had been subpoenaed.
" 0 *
MEANWHILE, University Pres-
ident Harlan H. Hatcher yesterday
disclaimed any University respon-
sibility for the Sunday night meet-
ing sponsored by the Labor Youth
"As long as they are outside
University confines, the Univer-
sity cannot be responsible for
meetings which citizens might
want to hold," the President
Under LYtJ sponsorship Thomas
x D. Dennis, Jr., a defendant in the
current Smith Act trial of alleged
state Communis leaders in De-
troit, spoke to a meeting closed to
the press.
Never recognized by the Univer-
sity, LYL was cited as a Commun-
ist-front organization by the
House Committee on Un-American
Activities on April 1, 1951.
THE PRESIDENT yesterday had
not heard any word from Rep.
Clardy on what persons connected
with the University had been sub-
poenaed by the sub-committee.
Rep. Clardy earlier had said
such identification must come
from individuals. No one on
campus has yet made this ad,-
President Hatcher indicated he
would like a code of procedure for
handling student cases possibly
arising from the hearings to come
from the Joint Judiciary Council.
It is understood the Council will
take this matter up shortly.
'Discussing the general investi-
gation of education, the President
commented that one of the chief
effects has been a disruption of
the internal workings of institu-

"If we keep to facts "and retain
our bearings, this can be avoided
here," he said.
Lawson Opens
Law Lectures
Prof. Frederick H. Lawson, pro-
fessor of comparative law at Ox-
ford University, inaugurated the
seventh series of Thomas M. Coo-
ley law lectures yesterday under
the general topic, "A Common
Lawyer Looks at the Civil Law."
Referring to his talk as "a brief
anatomy of civil and common law,"
Prof. Lawson told a standing-room
audience of over 200 people that,
"the law of the Western countries
is divided into two great families;
common law, derived ultimately

White Disloyalty Charge


Truman Admits

-Daily-Don Campbell
'Ensian Introduces New Sound Media


News, pictures and now music!
Subscribers to the '54 'Ensian
will be not only reading and view-
ing important campus events of
the year, but will have many of
these highlights brought directly
State .College

to their ears on
addition to the

a long-play record
*: *%

Meet Here
Two-hundred twenty-five Mich-
igan college presidents, deans and
faculty members will converie at
1:30 p.m. today in the Rackham
Bldg. for the first session of a two-
day conference on higher educa-
Theme of the seventh annual
conference is "Implications of the
Reports of Three Commissions on
Higher Education." The three ma-
jor studies to be discussed are
"Financing Higher Education,"
"The President's 'Commission on
Higher Education" and "Human
Resources and Advanced Train-
EACH of the studies was made
by a group set up soon after the
war to study problems of higher
education. This' conference marks
the first time the three studies
have been brought together to be
discussed with non - commission
Prof. Algo p. Henderon of the
education school was a member
of the President's Commission
on Higher Education. Appoint-
ed by former President Harry S.
Truman, the group of 26 educa-
tors, working on a budget ap-
proved by the Government, made
Its official report to the Presi-
dent in 1948.
Findings of the Commission- will
be presented by Chancellor Thom-
as R. McConnell of Buffalo Uni-
versity, a former member of the:
M i a m i University President
John D. Millett will report on "Fi-
nancing Higher Education." Thir-
teen university presidents worked
with Millett on this commission
appointed by the American Asso-
ciation of Universities. Carnagie
Corporation and Rockefeller Foun-
dation grants financed the study
made by the national group.
Under the auspices of the Amer-
ican Council of Learned Societies
a study by nationally known edu-
cators in the field of human re-
sources and advanced training was
also made. University representa-
tives on this commission were
Dean Charles Odegaard of the lit-
erary college and Dean Ralph Saw-
yer of the Rackham School of
Graduate Studies.
An evening session at which
Dael Wolfe, director of the com-
mission on human resources and
advanced training, will give a re-
port will end the opening day
meetings atn8:30 p.m. in Audi-
torium A, Angell Hall.
Emerson Hits
Health Setup

"ADDITION of the audio com-
mentary to the visual and edi-
torial story of the year is another
step taken by the 'Ensian as a
leader among college yearbooks,"
Managing Editor Bob Schrayer,
'54, said.
Giving an account of the Uni-
versity year in review, the 16
minute, 8 inch disc will be at-
tached to the inside back cover.
Several of the outstanding cul-
tural programs, social activities
and athletic events will be in-
The record will begin with an
introduction by University Presi-
dent Harlan H. Hatcher and will
feature excerpts from the Choral
Union Series, an Arts Theater per-
formance, a classroom lecture by
Prof. George Harrison of the Eng-
lish department, Union Opera,
Michigras, the Burton Tower Car-
illions and J-Hop.
In addition, the fall campus
atmosphere will be presented
with recordings of pep rallies,
football and other athletic
events and the Michigan March-
ing Band.
Co-op Council
Reviews .Bid
At a meeting of the Board of
Directors of the Inter-Cooperative
Council last night an earlier deci-
sion to bid on a house at 803 E.
Kingsley was reviewed.
The recommendation of an in-
formal membership meeting held
Thursday, was taken Tinto consid-
eration and the Executive Board
of the ICC was given discretion as
to purchase policy.
Unlike last week's membership
meeting, which fell ten people
short of a quorum, the Board of
the ICC had power to take defi-
nite action.
Last week a motion to bid up
to $16,000 on the house was passed
by the ICC at the sparcely attend-
ed meeting. Sixty members are
necessary for a quorum, however
only 50 were there at the time.

"The record will be offered to
students wishing to buy it at an
additional cost of 75 cents," Bob
Wells, 'Ensian business manager
Handling production and sales
of the record will be the task of
the 'Ensian staff under the super-
vision of record editor Jackie
Schiff, '54, with technical super-
vision of station WUOM.
Pakistan Aid
U nder Study
United States informally advised
India yesterday that it is consid-
ering a military aid agreement
with Pakistan aimed at strength-
ening free world defenses in South
. Indian Ambassador G. L. Mehta
conferred with Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles and said the
session was devoted principally to
discussing published reports of an
impending military arrangement
between the United States and
The State Department made no
report on the conference.
However, it was learned that
Dulles briefly sketched for Mehta
the Americarf position.
The essence of this is that the
U.S. government has made no de-
cision on what it will do about
giving military equipment and ad-
vice to Pakistan, but it is con-
sidering such an agreement.
TB Drive
Mailing out more than 13,-
500 envelopes yesterday, the
Washtenaw County Tuberculo-
sis Association began its an-
nual student fund-collecting
Each envelope contains 100
TB seals depicting a 'child
singing Christmas carols.
All the money contributed to
the drive wil be used in Wash-
tenaw County, according to
Mrs. William Hopkins, execu-
tive secretary of the associa-

lke Sees
Fair Chang
In T-H A ct
CLEVELAND - P)- President
Dwight D. Eisenhower promised
the CIO convention yesterday that
his proposals for amending the
Taft-Hartley Act will be fair to
labor, management and the pub-
lic alike.
In a letter to the 700 delegates,
the President said he would sub-
mit suggested changes stemming
from the administration's months-
long study of the law to Congress
in January.
HE ADDED: "I know you have
a vital interest in the Taft-Hart-
ley Act. I have previously stated
my conviction that this law, while
fundamentally sound, should be
changed in some respects.
"For months, members of the
administration have been en-
gaged in a searching study of
the act. Our objective is to rec-
ommend improvement in order
to make possible a more free and
vigorous collective bargaining
process, to reduce government
intervention in labor-manage-
ment relations, and to promote
sound and peaceful industrial
relationships so essential to the
economic well-being of Ameri-
can working men and women
and to the welfare of all elements
of our nation."
The message was read at the
afternoon session of the conven-
tion's first day, only a couple of
hours after CIO President Walter
P. Reuther lambasted the Eisen-
hower Administration's tax pro-
gram as "the big steal." Delegates
listened attentively to the Presi-
dent's message but afterward had
neither applause nor cheers.
World News
By The Associated Press
PANMUNJOM - Without ex-
planation, the Communists com-
mand suddenly called off repatri-
ation interviews with 500 Chinese
anti-Red prisoners yesterday only
a few hours before the talks were
to begin.
Meanwhile the United States
rejected Panmunjom as a Korean
peace conference site yesterday but
offered to recommend that neu-
trals join in the fateful meeting
under certain conditions.
A * oI
struck before dawn yesterday
among the remnants of a one-time'
stronghold of the Ku Klux Klan
and arrested 14 alleged former
members on charges of kidnaping
and flogging a brother and sister.'
M l
WASHINGTON - T h r e e
Americans who reportedly
reached suburbs of the forbid-
den Mosom holy city of Mecca
have been imprisoned but may
now have been released, it was
disclosed yesterday.
NEW YORK - The crucial test
of a new poliovaccine will start;
Feb. 8 with shots for up to one
one million school children in the
second grade,.
Only second-graders in some 200
selected counties will get the vac-
cine which shows every promise
of protecting safely against polio.

reedom Week'
Opens With Forum
Academic Freedom Week will get underway with a forum on
"The Effect of Congressional Investigations on American Education"
at 7:30 p.m. today in Architecture Auditorium.
Moderated by -Prof. Preston W. Slosson of the history depart-
ment, the panel will include Frank Blackford, Gov. G. Mennen Wil-
liams' legislative secretary, Philip Hart, legal consultant for the State
and George Wahr Sallade, president of the Ann Arbor City Council.
* * *



GOVERNING all sessions of the
week's activities will be rules pass-
ed last week by the Student Af-
fairs Committee. An SAC meet-
ing originally scheduled for yes-
terday to ieconsider one of the
rulings was postponed until Fri-
SAC has been requested by,
Student Legislature to remove
the rule which requil'es that all
motions or resolutions presented
during any of the week's ses-
sions be signed by those in favor
of the resolution.
Several student leaders express-
ed belief yesterday the ruling
would not be eliminated by SAC
because of the subpoenas sent out
to unnamed persons connected
with the University by the House
investigating subcommittee head-
ed by Rep. Kit Clardy.
AT A NEWS conference yester-
day University President Harlan
H. Hatcher indicated he consid-
ered the SAC safeguardsas "nor-
mal, right and important."
The name-signing requirement
is needed, President Hatcher de-
clared, adding that the SL pro-
posal to drop the provision is
"not enough of a safeguard."
"From a general point of view,"
he said, "the subject of academic
freedom is worthy of discussion
and open to discussion. The topic
may be debated at any time any-
one sees fit to debate it," Presi-
dent Hatcher said.
Everyone is alert to the point
about signing resolutions, he said,
continuing "the least SL can do is
prevent floating elements from
coming in and going away from
the sessions."
Pres. Hatcher indicated, how-
ever, that he had no objection to
a Labor Youth League member
being on a panel discussion sched-
uled for Thursday.
ANOTHER SAC ruling requires
that any literature made available
at any of the week's sessions be
labelled as representing only the
opinions of the publishing group
and not the opinion of the Univer-
Since SL has not yet obtained
a stamp suitable for labelling

Bill Aimed
,4t Colleges
By The Associated Press
Colleges that refuse to dismiss
staff members who won't cooper-
ate with investigating committees
will be hit financially under leg-
islation being prepared by Sen.
Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.).
Speaking in an interview, Mc-.
Carthy said that his staff has been-
instructed to draft a bill that
would remove tax exemptions from
foundation funds given to colleges
and universities which employ fac-
ulty members who invoke the fifth
THE WISCONSIN senator, who
has just completed a Maine speak-
ing tour, said, "Of course many
foundations and their expendi-
tures are very fine. This legislation
wouldn't affect their good work.
"But if a foundation gave
money to an educational insti-
tution that kept on its teaching
staff fifth amendment person-
nel or espionage agents, it would
lost its tax exemptions and any
contributions to the foundation
by individuals no longer would
be "deductable for income tax
McCarthy said that Harvard
University was one school which,
would be affected by his bill, which
he hopes to introduce the first of
next year.
, * ,, *
MEANWHILE in Philadelphia'
five school teachers yesterday re-
fused to tell a subcommittee of
the House un-American activities
committee whether they ever were
members of the Communist Party
-but all said they were not mem-
bers 'now.
Two others -- one suspended
from her teaching job and the
other resigned eight years ago -
took the same line in testifying at
Congressional hearings investigat-
ing alleged red infiltration among
the Quaker City's 8,000 school
Mrs. Lillian Lowenfels, wife of
"Walter Lowenfels, a writer for the
Communist Daily worker recently
indicted on charges he advocated
overthrow of the government,
charged she was "fired" by the
Philadelphia Board of Education"
"because of this investigation."

'Calls Charges
Of Brownell.,
'Cheap Trick'
Students Gather
To Hear Speech
By The Associated Press
Harry S. Truman said last night
he -know of VBI reports concern-
ing the loyalty of the late Harry
Dexter White, but he retained him
in the administration in order, not
to stall an intensive investigation
of Communist activity.
The former President also
charged the present administra-
tion has "fully embraced, for po-
litical advantage, McCarthyism."
SPEAKING gravely to a nation-
wide radio and television audience,
Truman presented his answer to
charges made 10 days ago by Atty.
Gen. Brownell.,
Brownell asserted that "White
was known to be 'a Communist
spy by the very people who ap-
pointed him to the most sensi-
tive and important position he
ever held in the government ser-
Truman called Brownell's alle-
gations "phony," "false," and
"cheap political trickery." He said
the Brownell blast which set off
the current political tempest was
"cheap demagoguery."
Taking up the White matter in
detail, the former Persident said
a lengthy FBI report on alleged
subversive activities in this coun-
try, was sent to the White Hbuse
in December 1945.
* * #
"THE REPORT contained many
names of persons in and out of
government service concerning
whom there were then unverified
accusations" Truman said.
"Among the many names men-
tioned, I now And, was that of
Harry Dexter White, who had
been in the Treasury Depart.
ment for many years and who
was at that time an assistant
secretary of the Treasury."
He said as best he' could deter-
mine "I first learned of the accu-
sations against White early inFeb-
ruary 1946, when an FBI report
specifically discussing the activi-
ties of Harry Dexter White was
brought tap my attention."
HE ADDED the report "showed
that serious accusations had been
made against White, but it point-
ed out that it would be practically
impossible to prove those charges
with the evidence then at hand."
Truman said he sent a copy of
the report to the late Fred Vin-
son, then secretary of the Treas-
ury, and later ciscussed it with
Secretary Vinson as well as with
Secretary of State James Byrnes.
Here on. campus the former
President's speech had a very tell-
ing effect on University students
gathered to watch and listen at
television sets in South Quad-
The close of the speech drew
standing cheers from many of the'
spectators and others said it was
probably his best speech.
Camp Project
Saves $500
An evaluation of the Fresh Air
Camp Project made by the Junior

Interfraternity and Panhellenic
Councils yesterday showed that
the program saved the University
approximately $500.
The figure was arrived at by
Walter Roth, head of the plant
department, who assessed the work
done at the camp by pledges as
being worth $600 if the University
had hired painters for the job.
The $100 difference is attributed
to the cost of paint which the
plant department supplied.


'U' Denies OSU Charge
Denying reports by disgruntled Ohio State officials over "poor
seats" for. Saturday's game, Athletics Business Manager Don Weir
said yesterday "we gave them the same seats every visiting college
gets and we receive a similar allotment when we travel to other
Under Big Ten conference rules, the visiting school must be
furnished a minimum of 3,000 seats "within the playing field stripes."
The University alloted Buckeye
fans exactly 3,000 seats, runing DE, E).
from midfield to the goal line. ac-D


cording to Weir.
THE REMAINING 13,000 seats
furnished Ohio State rooters are
on the far end of the giant 97,-
000-seat stadium.
Ohio State officials say the
game is far from a sellout. Ac-
cording to the Associated Press,
Ohio State ticket director George

Senior Board Takes Survey of Schools

How can seniors be induced to
attend their own graduation?
Whether final exams are given.
before or after the last day of

state wide publicity campaigns
and the elimination of final
exams for potential graduates.
Official figures show that ap-
rn-rim A -'ly'twn-thi.,rds f +the sen -

tirely. At other schools it lasts
from two to six days.
In addition to other plans, prop-
aganda techniques are employed
at two of the schools contacted.

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