PUGILISM AND POLITICS
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VOL. LXIV, No. 112
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 1954
Aiken Says GOP
WASHINGTON - (R) - Three
Democratic senators blasted the
Eisenhower-Benson farm program
yesterday while Chairman George
D,Aiken (R-Vt.) of the Senate
Agriculture Committee contended
U most farmers favor it.
The growing controversy sound-
ed like a prelude to the campaign
for control of Congress next fall.
DEMOCRATIC S e n at o r s El-
lender (La.), Stuart Symington
(Mo.) and Hubert, Humphrey
(Minn.) gave their views in
speeches on statements prepared
for delivery only a few days be-
fore the Senate was to take up a
part of the administration pro-
gram, a special new plan for do-
mestic wool producers.
Sen. Ellender already has
served notice that he will try
to tack on to this a two-year ex-
tension of the present high-lev
el wartime price supports for
major crops. These props are
due to expire at the end of this
Both President Dwight D. Ei-
senhower and Secretary of Agri-
culture Ezra Taft Benson have
been pressing for a new system of
sliding price supports.
* * *
SEN. ELLENDER said yester-
day in a recorded speech for Loui-
siana radio stations, Benson "has
consistently resorted to mislead-
ing cost estimates, deceiving sta-
tistics, loaded figures and slan-
derous utterances" to discredit
farm programs under the Demo-
Sen. Aiken disputed this,
telling a newsman all Benson's
figures have been consistent and
"All we are trying to do is elimi-
nate evils from past farm pro-
grams that have caused farm in-
come and prices to slip and slide
downward in the last two and a
half years," Sen. Aiken said, add-
"I think most farmers and the
public understand what the Presi-
dent is trying to do and support
* * *
SEN. SYMINGTON, in a speech
prepared for the annual Iowa
Democratic Jackson Day dinner in
Des Moines, said the present ad-
ministration lacks any agricul-
tural program and that Secretary
Benson' has been sowing disunity.
Under one year of Republican
rule, Symington said farm in-
come dropped 18 per cent and
farm prices 11 per cent.
Sen. Humphrey, in a letter to
fellow senators, contended that
Benson may lower or remove all
price supports on cottonseed oil
in order to give it an advantage
over soybean oil.
Sen. Aiken called this "an out-
landish argument advanced by
soybean processors, not soybean
By Red Cross
Nixon Attacks Irresponsible
Issue New Blasts
WASHINGTON - (P) - Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis.) and
secretary of the Army Stevens kept their epochal battle going last
night with new volleys aimed at each other's versions of a row over
an Army private.
Sen. McCarthy demanded that Stevens say publicly the senator
never asked special treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine, a former con-
sultant to McCarthy's Senate Investigations subcommittee.
* * *. *
HE MADE PUBLIC the text of a letter he said he wrote Stevens
last December saying investigations of the Army would "in no way
HILLELZAPOPPIN-Independent women won honorable men-
tion for their portrayal of the functioning of the Watch and Ward
Society of Boston in yesterday's Hillelzapoppin variety show.
First place trophy went to Zeta Beta Tau for a comic-romance
skit. The Hillel Foundation raised more than $1,000 for the Unit-
ed Jewish Appeal from proceeds of the annual show.
REGENT ACTION ASKED:
SL To Solicit Signatures
For Driving Ban Motion
By The Associated Press
HANOI, Indochina French
tanks and artilery yesterday blast-
ed the Vietminh from a village
astride the vital railroad and high-
way used for transport of Ameri-
can-supplied war equipment fron
the seaport of Haiphong.
Navy Planes.. .
authorities delayed last night an-
swering a Communist government
accusation that two American
Navy planes flew into Czechoslo-
vakia's uraium mining region be-
fore they were driven off by a
cannon-firing jet interceptor.
By BECKY CONRAD
With a booth on the Diagonal tomorrow and Tuesday, Student'
Legislature plans to solicit signatures of students desiring quick action Tax Increase .. .
on four alternative driving ban proposals now before the Board of WASHINGTON-Two top House
Regents. Republicans said yesterday the
The proposals were sent to the Regents last year.
* * * *
THE LEGISLATURE at their March 3 meeting voted to solicit
------ ---- --- signatures this week for a petition
A tentative roster of 31 Student
Legislature candidates will begin
their electioneering careers for the
all-campus elections, March 30 and
31, according to SL elections di-
rector, Babs Hilman, '55Ed.
At the petition deadline yester-
day, 20 candidates for nine J-Hop
posts, seven for seven Union vice-
presidential positions four for three
openings on the Board in Control
of Student Publications, two for
one seat on the Board in Control
of Inter-Collegiate Athletics and
14 candidates for senior engineer-
ing and literary class officers were
in the runnings.
* * *
ALL SL candidates are required
to attend the first program in the
Candidates Training series from1
3 to 5 p.m. today in the SL Bldg.,
according to Ricky Gilman, '55N,
Today's program will center
around a general introduction to
the campus with emphasis on
Prof. Preston W. Slosson of the
history department will discuss
history and growth of the Univer-
sity and representatives from sev-
en campus, activities will speak
on the interrelation of extra-cur-
Acting Dean of Students Wal-
ter B. Rea will talk on the place
of these activities in the Uni-
Refreshments will be served
during the program.
Second program of the series
from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow will
concern past SL activities. Legis-!
lature members will discuss the
driving ban, discrimination, aca-
demic freedom, district represen-
tation, National Students Associa-
tion and women's hours.
Tuesday's program will center
around SL procedural activities
and last of the series Thursday
will concern electioneering.
"We feel overwhelmingly that
the driving ban ought to be mod-
ified. We therefore urge Univer-
sity President Harlan H. Hatch-
er and the Regents to act on one
of the proposals that SL has sub-
mitted to them."
The petition calls for action on!
the ban at next Friday's Regents'l
IN A SERIES or detailed pro-
posals last spring, Legislators sub-
mitted four alternatives to the Re-
Up to now, no action has been
taken, and President Hatcher, at
a recent press conference, said
he didn't know when the pro-
posals would come before the
Substitute by-law favored by the
"All students, except undergrad-
uate freshmen under 21 years of
age, may operate an automobile
provided it is properly registered.
"The Dean of Students may
grant permission to freshmen to
drive at his discretion for reasons
of physical disability."
Under all recommendations con-
cerning-removal of restrictions, SL
suggested the Office of Student
Affairs adopt regulations requiring
students to have proper vehicle
registration, insurance coverage,
parental consent for minors-in
the case of the first alternative-
and identification markings on the
Eisenhower Administration's giant
tax revision bill may be wrecked
by Democratic efforts to add a
$100 increase in individual income
tax exemptions to it.
* * *
Mossadegh. Minister ...
TEHRAN, Iran-Tehran police
yesterday captured Hossein Fate-
mi, the firebrand foreign minister
of the old Mossadegh regime, and
later announced he had been
stabbed and beaten by a bystander.
MlcCarthy to Murrow..
NEW YORK-Sen. Joseph R.
McCarthy said yesterday he would
ask an author friend to take over
the task of answering an attack
made on him by CBS Commenta-
tor Edward R. Murrow.
McCarthy nominated William
Buckley, author of "God and Man
at Yale," to reply to Murrow's
charge that the Senator had over-
stepped the line between investi-
gation and persecution.
Oregon Republicans . ..
SALEM, Ore. - The Executive
Committee of the Oregon.Repub-
lican Club reported yesterday it
had sent a wire to Sen. Guy Cor-
don (R-Ore.) asking him to help
curb activity by Sen. McCarthy
which it regards as "detrimental
to Republican unity."
Atom Secrets . .
WASHINGTON - The Senate-!
House Atomic Energy Committee
will question the manager of the
Hanford, Wash., atomic energy
plant tomorrow about a report
that some secret documents are
missing at the huge installations.
be influenced" by its handling of
Pvt. Schine. Sen. McCarthy added
in this letter some of his associates
thought Pvt. Schine would not
have been drafted except for his
"Smokescreen," retorted Ste-
vens in a telegram to Sen. Mc-
Carthy touching on the letter.
And he repeated contentions
that Sen. McCarthy and "your
representatives" kept after the
Army with requests for special
handling of Pvt. Schine.
An Army report that Sen. Mc-
Carthy put on pressure for this
purpose and that his subcomm it-
tee's general counsel, Roy Cohn,
used threats started the current
phase of the McCarthy-Stevens
Sen. McCarthy said and Stevens
denied that there had been an at-
tempt to "blackmail" the subcom-
mittee into dropping Army inves-
IN THE SENATE, meanwhile,
there were suggestions and coun-
tersuggestions as to how the whole
welter of accusations could be
sifted to determine who was tell-
ing the truth and-perhaps--who
should be fired.
Sen. McCarthy, in Milwaukee
on a speaking tour, said he
would step down from his chair-i
manship of the subcommittee
long enough to testify under
oath on the row with the Army.
He said he would ask Sen. Carl
Mundt (R-S.D.), who ranks
next to him among Republican
members, to take his place in
But in Washington Sen. Mundt
said that of all the various possible
ways of investigating the matter
"it would be least desirable to have I
it handled by a committee whose
staff and chairmanare involved."
Some other committee with a
large and well-trained staff, per-
haps even a specially created con-
mittee, should take on the job, Sen.
AS FOR investigations by oth-
er committees, McCarthy said,
"They can investigate us if they
want to ... but no other commit-
tee is going to tell us who to hire
The Wisconsin Senator later
"I wouldn't approve of anoth-
er committee investigating out
McCarthy had kind words for
the three committee Democrats,
who once walked out of the com-
mittee in a body and returned
months later after the chairman
promised them a voice in the hir-
ing and firing of staff members.
"I am very much impressed with,
the fairness and decency of the
Democrats on my committee,"
McCarthy said. "They have made
no prejudgment or unfair de-
mands. All they have demanded
is the facts."
L H l I C C t HILE NIXON did not link Mc-
Lane a fHlUC o d c ,~rh HL directly tydwith nthese re-
, IC Con uctmarks, he said at the outset that
77 he had received a sheaf of. mes-
Kin Sle W ork Holida sages, giving him conflicting ad-
vice to "attack McCarthy," and
others urging him to ignore the
By DAVID KAPLAN Wisconsin Senator.
Of GOP Split
Of Fairer Methods
ident Nixon asserted last night
that "reckless talk" and "ques-
tionable methods" of some Con-
gressional Communist hunters are
threatening President Dwight D.
Eisenhower's "great and forward
He declared in a nationwide TV-
radio broadcast that when Com-
munist hunters in Congress "shoot
wild" they may let the "rats get
* * *
MENTIONING Sen. McCarthy
(R-Wis.) at the beginning of a
nationally televised and broadcast
address, the Vice-President said
President Eisenhower "is right in
insisting on fair play" in investi-
"When we use unfair methods
of fighting Communism we help
destroy freedom itself," he said.
Such methods, he said, "give
ammunition to those who oppose
any action against communism."
CO-OPERS START STAIR REMOVAL
Lane Hall members, in cooperation with the Intercooperative
Council spent all day yesterday on a "Work Holiday," on the ICC's
Kingsley House at 803 E. Kingsley.
The house had been purchased early last fall, and since then,
some repairs have been made in the $5,000 repair program that has
been planned. Kinksley Co-op has been set aside for married couples
only, and already there are two families in the house, with 5 or 6
families expected to be in by June. -- ----
* t* -71 rF _7
ONE OF the largest jobs in the
house, is to set up the various
apartments, out of the scattered
floor layout. Walls have to be
knocked out, stairways removed,
and doorways either made or clos-
Most of the work done yester-
day concerned painting several
of the rooms, preparing the walls
for re-plastering, and sanding
the floors in apartments.
The first floor is being made into
two apartments. Since there is a
double entrance to the house, with
doors on either side of the first
floor, one door is being convertedl
for the exclusive use of one of thej
A stairway leading up to the
second floor will be removed to
make extra room for an apart-
ment on the floor above. This
stairway will be torn out as soon
as a fire escape is built on the
back of the house, in accordance
with the city building codes.
In the attic, a three-room apart-:
ment is being planned, but the ICC
is considering making two one-
room apartments, only if a second
bathroom can be installed.
Future work on the house will be
considered as soon as the basic
interior reconstruction has been
completed. Yesterday's "Work Hol-
iday" was run by Lane Hall, but
all subsequent "Work Holidays"
that are being planned will be
handled by the ICC.
For New Plant
WASHINGTON - (P) - The
Atomic. Energy Commission an-
nounced yesterday it is negotiat-
ing an agreement with a Pitts-
burgh light company for the con-
struction and operation of the
nation's first full-scale central
station nuclear power plant.
* * *
"IT IS NOT expected," the an-
nouncement said, "that this first
plant will produce electric power
at costs, competitive with power
from conventional fuels.
The project has been under-
taken in order to gain more de-
sign and technological exper-
ience than could be obtained
otherwise, such as from a small-
er plant, and to provide firm
cost estimates for the future."
The AEC said the Pittsburghl
company's proposal, one of ninel
submitted, was the most favorablej
to the government. Under it, theI
1) Furnish a site in the great-
er Pittsburgh area for the en-
tire project and build and op-
erate a new electric generating
plant at no cost to the govern-I
' 2) Operate the reactor part of
the plant and bear the labor costs
3) Assume five million dollars
of the cost of research, develop-
ment, and construction of the
reactor portion of the plant.
4) Pay the commission at the
rate of 48.3 cents per million Brit-
ish thermal units of steam used in
the turbines for the first year; the
rate increasing annually until it
reaches 60.3 cents in the fifth year.
5) Waive any reimbursement by
The Vice-President, replying
to charges by Adlai E. Stevenson
that the Republicans have em-
braced "McCarthyism," began
his address by saying that he
was not going to "deliver any
"The best answer is the facts,"
he said, adding that this view was
concurred in by President Eisen-
STEVENSON, the 1952 Demo-
cratic Presidential nominee, charg-
ed last Saturday that the Eisen-
hower Administration was embrac-
ing "McCarthyism" and was "half
McCarthy and half Eisenhower."
Recognizing the boiling rowe
nowgoing, on between Sen. Mc-
Carthy and Secretary of the
Army Stevens, Nixon said he
wanted to pledge the Republican
party to fair investigations of
He said a lot of people wondered
why anybody had to be fair in
dealing with "a gang of traitors."
The suggestion was to."shoot them
down," he said.
"But when you are dealing
with a bunch of rats and you go
out to shoot them, you must
shoot straight," he said.
"When you shoot wild it not only
means that the rats may get way
but you might hit someone else
who is trying to shoot rats too."
* * *
"THE PRESIDENT, this Admin-
istration and the responsible lead-
ership of the Republican party in-
sists, whether it is the executive or
the legislative, that procedures
dealing with rooting out the threat
of Communism must be fair and
proper," Nixon declared.
He called for an end to "vio-
lent controversy"-for Ameri
cans to quit quarreling and get
behind the President's program.
And he said It's all to the
President's credit that he doesn't
engage in 'vituperative" name-
calling or in "promiscuous" let-
terwriting. With an intimated
dig at ex-President Truman,
Nixon said no really great presi
dent ever had used either prac-
Nixon said the danger of Com-.
munist agents in government--he
mentioned Alger Hiss and the late
Students To Conduct
Launching its annual campus
drive the Red Cross has sched-
uled a meeting of representativfs
from every housing unit to be held
at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow in Audi-
torium B, Angel Hall.
Aspiring to top the quota of
$650, Jim Riecker, '54, campus
campaign head requested every
dorm, sorority, fraternity, co-op
and league house to send a rep-
resentative to the meeting.
* * *
HE POINTED out that in ad-
dition to its community service
and disaster activities the Red
Cross is extremely active in the
area of services to the armed
forces. This year stress will be
placed on these services which at.e
relatively unknown in a campvs
community. With the large num-
ber of students scheduled to enter
City Officials Deny Survey Accusations
Denials of charges made in aT
student survey of local business!
practice burst forth yesterday.
Dean Coston, chairman of the
Committee on Revision of the
Building and Inspection Code
pointed out that trade associations
have "never nominated city in-
Vehement denial of the charge
that association members lobby
city councilmen before appoint-
ment of inspectors in many ser-
vices also came from Coston. "I've
The Daily wishes to make clear to its readers that the
article on price competition in Ann Arbor in yesterday's paper
was not intended to reflect discredit on the city health de-
partment or its commissioner, Dr. Otto K. Engelke. The Daily-
article did not mean to intimate that the health department was
in any collusion with local merchants to use inspection visits
to curb price cutters. The Daily wishes to point out that the
health department continually has shown a keen interest in
maintaining high health standards. Recently the department
cooperated with The Daily in a series of articles discussing health
and sanitation conditions in local restaurants.
The Daily did not mean to imply that all associations par-
ticipate in the appointment or consideration of city officials. The
forming and agreement within
associations to keep prices high.
In response to this charge, Cos-
ton reminded the public that as
the head of the Committee on Re-
vision of Building and Inspection
Codheih is intereosteod in the. eriti-
~~u~ tic i~ ~~~~~~~~~~ ~LA ~A~- ~~~~ the government of costs incdent
cisms people may have of present to termination of the contract Harry Dexter White, among other
inspection procedures. He is also -is real. The Eisenhower Admin-
asking citizens to make known to . istration is alive to the danger, he
him any evidence'of restrictions of AEC CHAIRMAN Lewis L. asserted.
competition in local trades that Strauss estimated that the com- This, he said, is by contrast with
add to the cost of living here. pany's proposal, including reve- the attitude of both Stevenson and
nues from the sale of stdam gen- former President Truman, whom
Dr. Otto K. Engelke, health of- erated by the reactor, would re-:---------~ o oe,;. +,, ,,"