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VOL. LXV, No. 32 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1954
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Soviets Set

Off Series
Of A-Blasts
Suggest 'Family'
Of Nuclear Arms
WASHINGTON (A') - A whol
series of atomic blasts has beer
set off in Russia during the pasi
five weeks or so, suggesting thai
the Reds may have developed, 0]
are working on, a "family" of nu-
clear weapons, including artiller3
shells.
The U.S. Atomic Energy Com-
mission, in a terse announcement
late yesterday said:
"The chairman of the Atomic
Energy Commission Lewis Strauss
stated that there had been a series
of detonations of nuclear explo-
sives in Soviet territory.
Began in September
"This series began in mid-Sep-
tember and has continued at in-
tervals to the present.
"Further announcement con-
cerning this series will be made
only if some unusual development
would appear to warrant it.
"As is generally the case with
nuclear detonations, these tests
have resulted in some widespread
fall-out of radioactive material, but
insignificantly in the United
States."
The AEC carefully refrained
from making any statements as
to just what the Russians might be
testing.
First Public Statement
The anouncement by the AEC
was the first public statement by
the AEC of any "series" of Rus-
sian tests.
The AEC's use of the word "nu-
clear" left open the question
whether the "explosives" tested
were of the hydrogen or more
conventional atomic type.
The possibility was that newly-
noted series was viewed with
grave importance by the AEC is
suggested by the fact that AEC
Chairman Lewis Strauss attend-
deTuesday's meeting of the Na-
tional Security Council-a session
which originally was scheduled for
Thursday.
Italian Coast
Devastated
By Landslides
SALERNO, Italy (--The worst
cloudbursts and landslides in mod-
ern Italian history yesterday bat-
tered 10 miles of coastal hills on
the Gulf of Salerno, killing 217
persons or more.
Three hundred others were still
missing last night.
The death count was compiled
by military police on emergency
rescue duty in the disaster area.
Hundreds were injured and
thousands of Italians living be-
side the usually temperate gulf
were homeless. Damage was esti-
mated in millions of dollars.
In Rome, Giacinto Bosco, under-
secretary to Premier Mario Scelba,
said at midnight the death toll
had reached 193. He said he fear-
ed scores of the missing never
would be found alive.
At Salerno, where American as-
sault troops stormed ashort 11
years ago in crucial battle, author-
ities said the official toll already
had passed 160 and that 200 was
a conservative estimate of the
dead. Hospitals were full of the
victims as far north as Naples.
The stricken coastland extends
from Salerno, about 30 miles south
of Naples, south westward to

Amalfi, which was untouched.
Vulcans To Tap
New Members
Mighty Vulcan, holding court in
his forge, Mt. Aetna, sat embit-
tered at man's misuse of his be-
loved fire..
Then came to his his- faithful
followers, saying, "Mighty Vulcan,
hear these candidates for admis-
sion to our Sacred Order." These
being engineers, the only form of
mankind the god would hear, were
forthwith put to the test, and,
having passed the ordeal and prov-
en their worthiness, were admit-
ted

Student's Party
Tentatively OK'd
SAC Resolves Issues on Engineers,
Service Fraternity, Gothic Society
By GENE HARTWIG
Daily Managing Editor
Student Affairs Committee yesterday extended tentative recog-
nition to the newly formed "Common Sense" student political party.
Tentative recognition allows the new party to hold its meetings
in University buildings and otherwise carry on operations until
final details of its constitution and organization are worked out.

The student party, first in 1
will work "to ensure a more resp
I ernment" and select a slate of qua
New Group
Sets Plans
For Meeting
Final plans for tomorrow's or-
ganizational meeting were drawn
up by the newly formed "Common
Sense Party" last night.
The meeting will be held at 7:15
p.m. in Auditorium A of Angell
Hall.
Members of the new group have
arranged for short informational
talks at campus housing groups to-
day and tomorrow. Purpose of the
talks is to acquaint students with
the aims of the party and to urge
them to attend the meeting if at
all interested in effective student
government.
Open Discussion

the University's history, claims it
onsible and effective student gov-
lified candidates and support them
"for office in all-campus elections.
Acting on a new request SAC
also recognized the Sophomore
Engineering Class Board and ap-
proved the new group's constitu-
tion.
An earlier request for recogni-
tion by the group, then known as
the Sophomore Engineering Coun-
cil, was denied two weeks ago
pending a clarification of its status
in the college with respect to the
Engineering Council.
Brown Endorses
Endorsed by Dean George G.
Brown of the college and the En-
gineering Council, the new group
will "act as representative of the
sophomore class" and bring spec-
ial problems to the attention of
the Council.
Alpha Phi Omega service fra-
ternity was given SAC permission
to conduct a campus-wide blood
drive sometime during the third
week in November.
Gothic Film Society was grant-
ed an exception to the office

Bob Neary, '55BAd, former Stu-
dent. Legislature president, will
chair the meeting. He will outline
the aims and purposes of the Coin-
mon Sense Party, and later will
direct an open discussion on tl'e
proposed platform.
Finishing touches were put on
the 16 planks of the platform last
night at the meeting of. approxi-
mately 15.
In tightening up the party's or-
ganization, Ruth Rossner, '55,
was elected temporary secretary
of the group, and Leah Marks,
'55L, was named temporary treas-
urer.
Committee Structure
Students interested in joining
the party to work for an improved
student government may sign up
at the meeting, and may indiQate a
preference for a committee on
which they would like to work,
such as the Public Relations, Fi-
nance, or Campaign Committees.
Also, students wishing to run for
SL on the Common Sense Party's
platform may sign up for sponsor-
ship. So far, 10 candidates will be
sponsored by the party.
The main purpose of tomorrow's
mass meeting is to give students
a chance to learn exactly what the
Common Sense Party is doing and
intends to do, and a chance to be-
come a member of the historic
group.
SL To Review
New Congress
"Who Will Control the 84th
Congress" will be the subject of
the Student Legislature's first in a
series of current interest forums,
at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in Auditor-
ium A, Mason Hall.
Speakers on the forum will be
Prof. Angus Campbell, director of
the Survey Research Center; Prof.
Samuel Estep, of the Law School
and former president of the Ann
Arbor Citizens Council; J. P.,
White, of the political science de-l
partment; and Prof. Richard Mus-
grave of the economics depart-a

of Student Affairs rule requiring
organizations to file a member-
ship list.
Because of the subscription basis
of the society membership, the
necessity of filing a list of mem-
bers was waived although the
group must still register its offi-
cers and submit yearly financial
statement to SAC.
Hears Policy Clarification
SAC also heard a clarification of
Student Legislature's policy with
regard to off-campus speakers ad-
dressing SL meetings.
Under the new policy members
inviting outside speakers to ad-
dress the Legislature must notify
the cabinet in its open session be-
fore extending a formal invitation.
Because open meetings of the
cabinet are attended by a large
section of the Legislature, it will
be possible to sound out the feel-
ings of the members on whether
they want to hear the speaker be-
fore going ahead to invite him,
according to SL President Steve
Jelin, '55.
SL rules permit any member of
the Legislature to invite a guest
to address the body if a- majority
votes to hear the speaker.
Hectorians
Call Eleven
When Zeus climbed high on gold-
en dawn
and smiled on fates of Priams'
land.
He blessed pursuit
at noble Hector's hand.
The call went forth
for each to take his stand.
Then all the best of Troy were;
brought
by honor to this noble band.
Those called were: Stan Bern-
stein, '55, Howard Gaberson, Paul
Geiber, Dick Good, '56, Charles
Hamilton, '55, John Hibbard, Ron
Larson, Stan Leiken, '55, Seger H.
Slifer, Joe Whiteman, '55, and
Dean Walter B. Rea.

McCarthy
Claims Bias
By Senators
Watkins, Three
Others Accused.
WASHINGTON (M - Sen. Joseph
is made up of three Republicans
charge yesterday against three
members of the special Senate
committee which recommended
that he be censured.
The Wisconsin senator also ac-
cused Sen. Watkins (R-Utah), com-
mittee chairman, of "ducking" re-
quests that he testify before Mc-
Carthy's Senate Investigations sub-
committee.
McCarthy made public a letter
to Watkins, in which he said:
"It is now unquestioned that
three members of the committee,
including yourself, indicated pej-
udice toward me before you were
selected to act on that committee
and failed to tell the vice presi-
dent of your statement in that re-
gard before he appointed you to:
this committee.
Calls Deception
"This would appear to be a de-
liberate deception of the vice-pres-
ident and a fraud upon the Senate
which obviously intended that an
unprejudiced committee be ap-
pointed."
McCarthy's challenge of half the
membership of the committee-it
is made up of three Republicans
and three Democrats-was the pre-
lude to Senate debate of the cen-
sure motion when it meets in ex-
traordinary session Nov. 8.
Watkins said in Salt Lake City
he had not yet received McCar-
thy's letter and added:
"I'm not going to be provoked
into any diversions whatsoever.
Unethical to Argue
"I think it's unethical for me to
start arguing this matter before
the Senate considers it and be-
fore the official report has actually
been filed with the Senate."
McCarthy did not name in his
letter the other two senators he
calls prejudiced, nor did he ex-I.
plain why he considers Watkins
prejudiced.
But he said later that Sen. Sam-
uel J. Ervin D-NC) is one of them.
He had previously challenged the
impartiality of Sen. Edwin C. John-
son (D-Colo.
The other members of the com-
mittee are Sens. Frank Carlson (R-!
Kan), Francis Case (R-SD) and
John C. Stennis (D-Miss). When(
the six were appointed Aug. 5 they1
were extolled by party leaders asI
high caliber men with open minds.e
'U' Faculty Senate
Meets Tomorrow
' j
A special meeting of the Univer-..
sity Faculty Senate will be helds
at 4:15 p.m. tomorrow in the Rack-1
ham Lecture Hall.
The meeting has been called byc
the Senate Advisory Committeef
to further discuss aspects of the
faculty dismissal cases. Specific
items for the agenda were to be
drawn up by a special Agenda com-
mittee appointed by Prof. Algo D.t
Henderson, chairman of the Advi-
sory Committee.
Hart To Address5
Democratic Rally
Philip A. Hart. Democratic can-'
didate for Lt. Gov., will address
a party rally 8 p.m. today in theC

auditorium of the Bach School,i
600 W. Jefferson St.
Henry Owens, Democratic can-t
didate for Senator, state and localv
candidates will also address thes
meeting.r

GOP TRAILS 25-37:

'Not the Right Time'
S h o a"That was a general invitation to
P oll 'OOa four-power conference," Church-
ill remarked, "and at this parti-
cular stage when agreements
Aeached in Western Europe have
Ahe d n en teItill5~1 to be ratified, I do not think
the moment has been reached for
(EmITow's NOTE: This is the second in a series of articles on next Tues- a four-power conference."
days elections. Today's article will concern the Senate race.) Most Western observers believe
By RONA FRIEDMAN the Soviet bid was a maneuver
Sometime during the early morning hours of next Wednesday the to delay the integ ation odefes
Eighty-Fourth Congress of the United States will come into existence. setup.
The political control in the Senate will be reversed, according to h .

a state by state survey of The Ni
49 Democrats, 46 Republicans and
Democratic candidates are lead

Churchill Rejects
Russia's Request
For Conference
Tells House of Commons German
Agreements Must Be Ratified First
LONDON (0 - Prime Minister Winston Churchill, in an exchange,
with Leftist Laborite Aneurin Bevan yesterday turned down Russia's
latest bid for a Big Four conference on German reunification.
The Soviet bid was issued Saturday as the Western Allies reached
agreement in Paris on West German rearmament.
Churchill did not renounce his own proposal of a year and a half
ago for a "conference at the summit" with the Soviet and French pre-
miers and President Eisenhower.
'Ratification First'
Bt he told the House of Commons the present is not the time for
Big Four talks while the Western parliaments still must ratify the
agreements to rearm West Germany and give it sovereignty.
Bevan said the public could not
understand why Churchill declared
"he is ready for high level talksLA re ment
with the Russians, and whenever
they invite him to have them, he
declines." Rech d il
When the Prime Minister re- r ached 0 n
plied, "I don't know what invita-
tion you are referring to," Bevan
snapped: -SovesPans-
"The last one from the Soviet
Union."

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--Daily-Dean Morton
"VERY INFERIOR"-Drenched with water, burdened with oak
branches and stones. saplings were initiated into the Druids, liter-
ary college senior honorary. A crowd of about 200 students gath-
ered in a circle in front of the General Library to watch the cere-
mony. With antlers sticking out of their sweat shirts, initiates car-
ried rocks in one hand and logs in the other, taking time out to
sing "Trees" to a queen Selected from the observers at intervals.
Water was poured on the "young oaks" to help them grow.

ew York Times and it will contain
one Independent.
ding in 25 out of 37 senatorial races,
<Iand will gain three seats, accord-

ing to the Times.
PolicSure States
l.N ' 1Po i y "Sure States" or areas that tra-
ditionally -ote one way. assure the
'' h] e Democrats 14 Senate seats and the
Republicans six.
The following are considered
"sure" states for the Democrats,
A nnounced based on previous elections: Ala-
bama. Arkansas, Georgia, Louisi-
Monthly ta.bulation of discipli- ana; Mississippi, North Carolina
b J (two), Oklahoma, Rhode Island,
nary action by the Joint Judiciary! South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas,
Council will be published in The Virginia and West Virginia.
Daily under a new policy, John
Baity, '55. IFC president announc- A Republican victory is consid-
ed last night. ered certain in Kansas, South Da-
n kota, Nebraska (two), and New
In the past this information Hampshire (two).
was released only at the end of
each semester. In four states, Kentucky, New
Jersey, Wyoming and Nevada,
Names of the individuals in- which are now represented byaRe-
volved will not be released. Baity publicans the Democrats a.e re-
told the Fraternity President's As- portedly ahead.
sembly. The tabulation will ap-
pear in the Daily Official Bulle- Kentucky Race Close
tin and will include the number One of the closest races is be-
of people. their offense and the ing waged in Kentucky between
fines levied, former Vice-President Alben Bark-
ley and Republican incumbent
Christmas Party Planned John Sherman Cooper.
Fraternity men will again act The personal popularity of the
as hosts for children of Ann Arbor "veep" and the Democratic tradi-
residents at a Christmas party Lion in Kentucky indicate a lead
tentatively planned for Dec. .11 for Barkley. However some people
Recent requests by Tau Epsi- believe that Barkley's age (76) may
Ion Phi and Phi Epsilon Pi that prove to be an advantage for Coop-
the Interfraternity Council recon er
sider its decision of last spring The race in Wyoming appears
when both houses petitioned fort o aei for incumbent

botn the 6oviets ana the Emast
Germans, as well as some of West
German Chancellor Konrad Aden-
auer's critics within his own coun-
try, have been attacking the em-
phasis the Western agreements put
on West German rearmament be-
fore German reunification.
Dock Strik e.
StalsTrade

Agreement was reached yester-
day on outstanding questions b
the 12-man committee studying
Regents' and Student Legislature
suggestions for the proposed Stu-
' dent Government Council plan.
Work of the study committee,
headed by Student Affairs Vice-
President James A. Lewis, has cen-
tered on editing and drawing fin-
er lines of jurisdiction in the orig-
inal SGC proposal of the Laing
committee.
Constitutional Appearance
As revised the plan takes on a
more constitutional appearance
while retainying the form of a
statement of organization and
operation for SGC.
Other questions raised by the
Legislature concerning financial
control of other organizations and
7 abiy to expand membership
have been worked out in the sec-
tion on functions of SGC.
Financial Controls
The plan calls for SGC to as-
sume financial controls now held
by the Student Affairs Committee
and SL and leaves expanding the
membership a question open to ac-
tion at anytime by SGC with Re-
r gential approval if the Council
feels such action necessary.
A final meeting of the study
committee will be held next week

LONDON T--The Churchill.
ernment warned yesterdayf
Britain's waterfront strike is
coming so serious it imperils{
er trades.

gov-
that
be-
oth-

I At the same time, the Assn. of to consider the finished draft of
British Chambers of Commerce the proposal to be presented to
said continuation of the dock stop- the Regents at their November

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page would cause chaos in in-
dustry.
A few hundred London dockers
defied jeering picket lines and
walked back to their jobs.
But some 43,000 men are out at
the ports of London, Southampton,
Manchester, Hull, Liverpool, Bir-
kenhead, Garston and Rochester
in protest against compulsory
overtime work. Almost 450 million
dollars worth of imports and ex-
ports are tied up and 354 ships
are idle.
The government still held back
on sending in troops to unload
ships and handle essential sup-
plies, in the hope the strike may
collapse soon.
Meetings of striking dockers
have been called for Wednesday
in London and Southampton by the
huge Transport and General Work-
ers Union, which has condemned
the walkout as unofficial and
backed by communists.

meeting.
Dawson Deplores
Apathy of Voters
Prof. John P. Dawson of the
law school told a Young Demo-
crat meeting last night that the
most important issue facing us is
"one that most voters don't listen
to anymore-foreign affairs."
Although American aid to Eur-
ope has been greatly appreciated
by the nations of the continent,
"American prestige has never been
so low as in the past year," said
Prof. Dawson.
Prof. Dawson also explained that
the aim of conservatives all over
the world is basically the same:
"service to the interests of those
persons with whom the govern-
ment is most closely tied." He
called this a "narrow view."

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admission to the campus have been
denied, according to Jim Walters,
'55, executive vice-president.
At that time, the IFC Executive
Council submitted unfavorable
recommendations on both houses
and decided to delay action until
this spring. Walters said the IFC
will "stick to its original deci-
sion."
ment.

THREE DRAMATIC BITS:
Women Dominate Speech Departmeni Playbill

Democrat Joseph C. O'Mahoney
against Representative William
Henry Harrison, a descendant of
the late President.
O'Mahoney "Foreign Agent"
An interesting sidelight to this
race is the fact that O'Mahoney
has been accused of being a "for-
eign agent" because of his work as
legal representative of Cuban sug-
ar interests.
The whirlwind three week cam-
paign in Nevada made necessary
by the unexpected death of Sena-
tor Pat McCarran appears likely
to end in victory for McCarran's
protege, Alan Bible, former Neva-
da Attorney General. The seat is
now being held by Ernest S.
Brown, an appointee.
Dworshak Favored in Idaho
In reverse of their prediction a
number of weeks ago The Times
finds Republican incumbent Hen-
ry C. Dworshak of Idaho ahead of
Democrat Glenn Taylor. Taylor
was vice-presidential candidate on
the Progressive ticket in 1948 and
many conservative Idaho Demo-
crats favor Dworshak.
T«.T1; .. - 0.w+4 M -1A T "

World News Roundup
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The State Department announced yesterday it
has "strongly protested" to the Soviet Foreign Office the detention
and mistreatment by Russian secret police of two wives of American
Embassy attaches in Moscow.
The Soviet government has countered the protest, officials here
said, by accusing one of the wives, Mrs. Karl E. Somerlatte, of "hoo-
liganism," a Soviet term for rowdy behavior--~and demanding her re-
call by the United States.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of TRIESTE -The United States

Women dominate the cast of
the speech department's Labora-
tory Playbill, opening tomorrow at
8 p.m. at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater.
Two scenes from Clare Booth's
"The Women" will be presented,
including a hair-pulling scene in
a Reno hotel.
The final scene in a powder
room in New York will also be
(shown,showing the result of

Labor James P. Mitchell said yes-
terday "employment is increasing"
nationwide and the Republican
administration is determined to
take "any government action nec-

and Britain gave Trieste back to
Italy yesterday in a rowdy farewell
thrown into utter confusion by
rain, wind and wild celebration.
The weather washed out the for-
malities, but failed to daunt the

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