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VOL. LXIV, No. 126 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1954
By The Associated Press
As rumors and reports spread
that the recent hydrogen bomb
explosions in the Pacific had got-
ten out of control, Secretary of
Defense Charles E. Wilson and
Prime Minister Winston Churchill
made statements yesterday on de-
t~ Although he termed the March
1 hydrogen blast "unbelievable,"
Wilson said "I don't think you .
should scare everybody so they
can't sleep nights."
CHURCHILL asserted that the
H-bomb experiments at Bikini are
essential to free world defense, and A RESIDENT RETRIEVES
spurned Labor Party demands that
he exercise his influence to have
them called off. EXPERTS COMMENT:
The H-bomb, Churchill said,
Is "the greatest possible deter- u
rent against the outbreak of o b t V
World War III." He assured the
House of Commons that Ameri-
can scientists are in complete
control of the awesome weapon. to o ust S
"I am sure," the Prime Minister
continued, "that it would not be By ARL
HIS BELONGINGS AFTER FIREM
dity of Recall
By "fie Associated Press
In a 5,000 word special message
laying down the foreign economic
\ policy of his Administration,
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
yesterday urged Congress to in-
crease his authority to cut tariffs l
and seize the initiative in smash-
ing "unjustifiable barriers" to'
The bid for more power to lower
import 'duties came as the heart
of a "bold" program that Eisen-
hower said would bolster the se-
curity and economic growth of the
United States and her allies.
IMPORTANT parts of the pro-
posal. which follow closely the
Randall Commission's controver-
sial recommendations, may be:
-Daily-Betsy smith headed for legislative quicksand.
EN QUENCHED THE BLAZE. Strategic members of the GOP
have predicted that the President
will have to settle for consider-
Th y r St. ably less than he warts.
Specifically, Eisenhpwer asked
a three-year extension of the
present reciprocal trade agree-
t1r .Se ~ments law expiring June 12, plus
extra authority to negotiate cats
X t K ni 11 in American tariffs in exchange
1,I, j~for.reductions in tariffs of otherf
By LEE MARKS "For our own economic growth,"
the President said, "we must have,
The cause of a fire which start- continuously expanding world
ed in the basement of a three- markets: for our security we re-
story frame rooming house at 210- quire that our allies become eco-
12 S. Thayer St. early yesterday nomically strong. Expanding trade
morning, is still undetermined. is the only adequate solution for
The blaze, which left an esti- these two pressing problems con-
mated 20 people homeless, was fronting our country."
battled in freezing weather by the On campus. Prof. Wolfgang F.
Ann Arbor fire department and Stolper termed the President's
brought under control at noon. suggestions "excellent," saying
, * that both the United States and
)MR. HAROLD Lueck, owne: of the rest of the world would benefit.
the house, speculated tat cigarette The lowering of tariff alone
ashes might have caused the fire would not solve the problem, the
but a roomer who declined to give economist pointed out, but would
hr n that go a long way. If we import more
went down to the basement, which it makes dollars available to for-
was "alwayslitteredwithjunk. eign countries who would buy
from us, he explained.
The roomer added "it was The alternatives to making it
probably spontaneous combus- possible for them to buy from us
STUDENTS BRAVE SIX-INCH SNOWFALL TO CAST BALLOTS
Voters Found Confused
6,000( Total Vote
By BECKY CONRAD
Many-colored ballots covered 17
voting booth tables yesterday as
3,500 students cast votes for two
referenda and 87 candidates in the
running for 50 positions.
Monday's, unprecedented snow-
fall seemed to dent the expected
vote for the first day of 5,000. ac-
cording to election director Babs
Weather will continue cold to-
day with forecasts of increased
cloudiness. snow flurries and tem-
peratures in the mid-thirties.
MISS HILLMAN held out hope
for a two-day total of 6,000 stu-
dents to drop the ir ballots in the
cylindrical ward elections boxes
borrowed from the city.
'Jfl O t ES lt LIO4ELu With enrollment estimated at
16,972, this would mean a low
35 per cent vote from the cam-
Confusion appeared to run rampant in some voters' minds: yes- pus in. comparison to 38 per
terday with reports of a mnisunderstanding of the ,Student Legislature cent balloting last November and
constitutional referendum. 39 per cent turnout in the spring
Some of those casting ballots in the all-campus elections yesterday elections last year.
thought the student government constitution referendum involved
the proposed Student Executive Committee, poll-takers reported to holds the top record with 46 pe
SL elections director Babs Hillman, '55Ed
right or wise for us to ask that it
should be stopped. The experi-j
ments which the Americans are
now conducting in the Pacific are,
an essential part of the defensej
policy .of a friendly power withoutr
whose massive strength' and gen-
erous help Europe would be in
ALTHOUGH he refused to sum-
mon an immediate Big Three
meeting on atomic and hydrogen
weapons, Churchill made clearj
that he still hopes to meet with
Soviet Premier Malenkov and
President Eisenhower sometime in
the near future.
Meanwhile, top American of-
ficials apparently sought to calm
the wave of jitters that spread
around the world as a belated
report about the so-called "run-
away" H-bomb explosion.
Chairman Lewis L. Strauss of
the Atomic Energy Commission,
> newly returned from the Pacific
test zone, conferred with Presi-
dent Eisenhower and told report-
ers he saw no reason for concern
over the unexpected fury of the
March 1 blast.
And Dr. Charles Mayo. a U.S.
delegate to. the United Nations,
said last night that the hydrogen.
bomb. can destroy civilization and!
possibly the world as well.
Kelly To Talk
By JOANNE MAINVILLE'
Cartoonkt Walt Kelly will pre-
Doubts were voiced here yesterday about the constitutional valid-
ity of a Wisconsin movement to recall Sen. Joseph McCarthy.
Initiated by Leroy Gore, editor of the Sauk Prairie Star, the re-
call campaign has already collected 125,000 signatures. According to
the Wisconsin law over 400,000 people must sign the 'Petition before
the special election can be called.
* , * *
PROF. EVERETT BROWN of the political science department said
the recall motion was "undoubtedly unconstitutional." Referring;
.- .to the sections of the Constitution
1which deal with senatorial elec-
tions, he said they would leave no
loophole for a. recall provision.
In addition, the political sci-
entist pointed out that senators
Rdare federal employees and there-
fore could not be controlled by
By Thy Associated Press the states. "This was done un-
KANSAS CITY - The NCAA's der the Articles of Confederation
Television Committee yesterday and was one of its main weak-
recommended a , controlled TV nesses," he said.
SL PRESIDENT tob Neary. '54BAd., last night emphasized that
students were voicing opinion on the revised constitution calling for
">a student tax recently passed by
Still cold-snow flurries.
That's the weatherman's
forecast for Ann Arbor, with
today's temperatures fluctuat-
ing between 16 and 34 degrees.
This time it's not a Michigan.
phenomenon. New York state
was hit by the storm yesterday,:
with Buffalo buried under four-
teen inches of snow and Roch-
the Legislature, and not SEC.
He pointed out that indica-
tions of the mix-up were few in
number and added the tally of
votes on the constitution would
still be valid.
Radio station WHRV will
broadcast elections results at
10:15 p.m. and midnight today
from the ballroom and WCBN
will carry interviews, returns and
music from 8 p.m. until the
counting is over.
The Daily's regular 11:55 n.m.
newscast will go on the air di-
rectly from the Ballroom,
Hillman explained that
of the constitution coming cent of the campus going to the
the campus would be firm- polls.
ly tacked down on the ballot tables
to prevent any misunderstanding
of the intent of the referendum
Polling of votes will continue
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at 17
ballot boxes conveniently located
--------A dissenting opinion was express-
football program of 12 nationwide ed bisaelwiscolnio exreswh
_, ' ed y a law school p'-of essor- who
telecasts, with regional TV games
sasserted "the Constitution should
restricted to Thanksgiving Day. not stand in the way." He said
* * * the "state has initiative in election
BONN, Germany - Disarmed proceiss" and also the Constitution
West Germany ratified the Eur- has nothing that would bar re-
opean Defense Community treaty call.
yesterday, but the belief grew Prof. Joseph E. Kallenbach of7
among Germans that this Amer- the pplitical science department
ican-supported plan to strength- commented, "It is unprecedent-
en Western defense against Ris- ed to attempt to use a popular
sia is dying. recall. A test case has never
S* been made of the Wisconsin law
tt AC cXTC1T'CEVKfT ~ ttf n1A sS 4ini1th is'ad."
WH -li1±±N~ .n. piN -ttt, 're "', *' 1. cgar' .
ed a bill yesterday to reduce ex- However, he added. "From a
cise taxes by 999 million dollars a previous case in Wisconsin ques-
year, beginning tomorrow, on a tioning whether a circuit court
wide range of goodsranging from judge could run for United States'
refrigerators to lipstick, senator, it would indicate that the
Congressional leaders predicted office of U.S. senator is not with-
confidently that President Eisen- in the purview of the Wisconsin
hower would sign the bill today. recall provisions."
tion. That place is a matchbox will be either outright gifts or ester laboring under eleven. YESTERDAY'S and today's bal- THE OFFICIAL count will be-
anyway." forcing them to trade with Russia, The storm which began last Toting has presented no question pint 7:15 p.m. today in the Un-
Monday isn't expected to let up on the proposed SEC, now in the ion ballroom when more than 70
Miss Katheryn Hanchon, Grad.. *until after "spring" vacation planning stages only. begin the long tabulating grind
sounded the alarm that brought la a a ma Serie begins. The question up for a vote which didn't finish last semester
firemen dashing to the scene. concerns the student govern- until the wee hours of the morn-
Smelling smoke, Miss Hanchon ran '1h ment constitution drawn up ing following balloting,
into the street where she found E"* G tro.\CIP1' ,'C + by SL.
Patrolman George Bluhm. [-Major change from the consti- Joint Judiciary Council chair-
Both Bluhm and Miss Hanchon Noted stage, screen and tele- 3ii t4i)ii(}ntrol tution now in effect is the inclu- man Lee Fiber, '54, reported the
went back into the house and vision actress Lillian Gish has been "e sion of provision for a student tax } Council has received no infor-
aroused the other occupants. Aft- engaged for the 1954 University The time available for a peace- not to exceed 25 cents a semester mation concerning irregularities
er fighting thick clouds of smoke, Drama Season. ful and workable solution of the for each student. in the elections yesterday.
Bluhm called the fire depatment She will appear in her recent problems. raised by the advent of If it receives endorsement of the Btt the 10-member Judiciary
from a third floor phone. Broadway success 'The Trip to atomic eneigy seems to be iunning student body in the current twowilBeona atihsary
B ntiful. out." said Prof. James V. Neel of day balloting. Student Affairs aion o he at to supevis
ALTHOUGH NO ONE was injur- Miss Gish's portrayal of Carrie the medical school last night in a Committee approval and the Re- lation of the ballots to supervise
ed, most of the roomers suffered Watts, an elderly woman looking lecture sponsored by the Under- gents"okay, the levy may go into the count.
heavy losses. A third floor occu- back from her life with her son graduate Zoology Club. effect next September. Miss Hillman indicated yester-
pant reported, "When I awoke, and his selfish wife to a happy A member of the Atomic Bomb day the elections had moved along
the room was 'ild ihsoecidodo e fm's pln' Casualty Commission since its in- * eL ctrevery well administratively, but
and I was scared silly." lion, has been hailed by c'itics as ception in 1946 and associate ge- ecthat some voters felt a little con-
Firethe best of her career. neticist in the Institute of Human Illustrating his lecture on "Mod- fused about the Constitutional ref-
that the dame J.cas ed e b"The Trip to Bountiful" written Biology Prof. Neel listed the ern Forge:es of Biblical and Clas- erendum.
that the damage caused by the by Horton Foote, was first pro- "nightmarish" statistics on the A- I sical Studies" with slides of the She explained that some ballot-
flaes raed to sth oofaisidhe iduced as a television play starring bomb blasts on Japan and remind- documents. Prof. E. A. Lowe show- takers had questioned them as to
lames raced to h rof inside Miss Gish. Its success led to its ed the audience that today's hy- ed the detective work done by whether the referendum concern-
the walls, being expanded to its present three drogen bomb is 600 times more handwriting experts in discovering ed the proposed Student Executive
hoawever, damage from smoke acts. powerful. fraudulent manuscript yesterday. Committee. (It doesn't.)
and water was severe Two pump - The elections director pointed
ers and a ladder truck were sent + ym iTT~1l out that copies of the revised Stu-
to the fire, and when one of the LIMITS SC E E. dent Government Constitution
-m me.rs brokP cl own. a r a- were available yesterday at the
1' Am if 7~ ~1 tb E4
sent "Pogo on Innocence by Asso- 5_)(1 tt)t' . '' Li
ciation" at 3 p.m. today in Rack-
> ham Lecture Hall in a lecture ZL e
sponsored by the Department o Guide L
Originator of Pogo, a talking
possum who lives with his four- Final voting tabulations yester-
legged playmates in the wonder- day revealed that Lucy Landers,
" land of 'Okefenokee Swamp, Kelly. '55, has been elected to, guide
was named Cartoonist of the Year women's activities as next year's
in 1952 by the National Cartoon- League president.
ist's Society. Voting between Miss Landers
* * * and Pat Marx, '55, was carried on
THE SATIRE, originally devel-
oped for comic books and, since
1948, syndicated into strip form,
has been the subject of articles in
In 193, Kelly went to Cali-
in individual women's residences
earlier this week. with final house
ballots cast at yesterday's meeting
of the Women's Senate.
* * *
OUTLINING her platform of.
office last night, Miss Landers de- --
scribed it as a three-point pro- -
dment was sent from the Stadium
While there was no estimate of
the damage. Mrs. Rosa* Lueck,'
manager of the house, valued the
building and its contents at $50,-
000. The loss is partially covered
By FRAN SHELDON1
Characterizing the McCarran
Act as "setting up an iron curtain!
among scientists" Prof. E. Lowell
Kelly of the psychology depart-
ment, yesterday hit at the year-
and-a-half old immigration act as
a limiting influence in interna-
inra cl i tifi Pv hn oI
Agreeing that American rep-
resentatiori has noticably been
cut down, Prof. Donald Marquio
also of the Psychology depart-
.ment, chairman of the Confer-
ence planning committee, felt
that the real danger of the Act
lies not in limitation of numbers
of representatives or means of
idea exchange, but rather in ne-
glecting America's obligations as
a host country.
"The meeting w as originally
planned for the United States and
then shifted to Montreal. Actual-
ly this is no farther for most
American representatives toetravel
than if it were to take place.
THERE is a great deal of delay, Four Xrchitecture
lie pointed out, in obtaining visas,
and in some cases prospective vis- Posts on RBallot
iting experts are denied them al-
together because- of past or pres- In conjunction xwith all-campus
ent political connections.
"It is hard to make Europeans elections seven candidates are
understand this attitude," he seeking four senior class offices
said. "How can somebody who in the architecture college,
will only be .in the country for Running for president are Tom
two or three weeks do any dam- Flynn. Grant Harris, Carolyn Mc-
age?" Kechie and Edward Patterson.
Dean Sawyer, however, pointed i Joanne Lichy is seeking the office
to the recent introduction in the of Vice-President, Gordon Ryan is
House of Representatives of two running for treasurer and Neil
joint resolutions designed to modi- Dyke Purdy is a candidate for sec-
fy the McCarran Act. retary.
"The first," he said "calls for; The election booth is located on
prompt issuance of visas to peo- the first floor of the Architecture
'U' Professors Attac McCarrattn Act
booths and today would be placed
fin mom'e prominent spots on the
fornia and worked for Walt Dis- -is ezi1ona scien 11'c exca Aige.
gram "First." she emphasized,
ney for six years. He then re- "acti ities should be made a mean- Fraternity presidents voted last President-elect of the Americ-
tored bEast and drew children's ingful part of education and inter-night to distribute any loss or gain can Psychological Association,
turne E'is.t as d hisdrei-' es in extra-curricular w o r k , n the 1954 IPC Ball among mem- Prof. Kelley pointed to the in-
bazine series, also set in Okefe- eshnetauriua ers of the fraternity system.
shouldn't be limited to the fresh- creasing number of 'such confer-
nokee, that Pogo first appeared. After heated debate and a series ences which are being scheduled
man year but continued through-ofaedettotemtoiecswhharbin shdud
of amendments to the motion, it -
One of the world's most popular out college life." fnble los for countries outside of the Unit-
comic strips. "Pogo" is read by Early nomination of next as agreea ed States. He used the Interna-
more than 3,000.000 people in the ar's candidates for League p- LUCY LANDERS by equal assessment on each ac-s
morersan 3700000peoplLin te fortional Congress of Psychology