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VOL. LXV, No.50 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1954
Council To Hire
Will Speed Fire-Trap Inspection;
Combined Local-'U Effort Seen
By LEE MARKS
Approval of an additional building inspector by Ann Arbor's
City Council Monday night looms as a significant step in the city's
campaign to curb violations of the building code.
Inspections of multiple family dwellings will be speeded con-
siderably, according to Building Inspector John Ryan.
"Our department now inspects an average of five to 10 homes
a week," Ryan said. "Another inspector, since he will devote all
his time to housing, should be able to cover close to 25 homes a week."
Ryan estimated it will take only a year and a half to com-
plete an inspection of apartments and rooming houses which pre-
viously was supposed to take 10
A ll years.
SAe University-City cooperation, call-
ed "necessary" by Dean of Men
Walter B. Rea, seemed closer as a
result of the Council's decision.
r1o1 r1o i1)1*It Ryan said University officials
will definitely be contacted short-
ly and attempts made to carry out
Segregation a combined program.
Howard Hosmer recommended to
the Interstate Commerce Com-
mission yesterday that it issue
an order "prohibiting the contin-
uance" of racial segregation on
interstate passenger trains.
Hosmer said such practices, on
some railroads, violate the Inter-
state Commerce Act which pro-
vides there shall be no "undue
or unreasonable prejudice or dis-
advantage" among passengers.
In finding there is a law viola-1
tion,Iosmer differed from another
ICC examiner, Isadore Freidson.
On Sept. 30 Freidson held there
was no constitutional provision or
federal law which prohibits "rea-
sonable segregation" of white and
Negro passengers traveling in in-
Freidson's ruling stirred Negro!
groups to action. They were joined
Oct. 19 by Atty. Gen. Brownell who
filed a brief in the case with the
"The time has come for this!
commission . . . to declare un-;
equivocally that a Negro passen-
ger is free to travel the length
and breadth of this country in
the same manner as any other
Hosmer's recommendation was
to sustain a complaint filed
against Freidson's ruling by the
National Association for the Ad-
vance of Colored People.
Lawyers for the NAACP filed
their complaint against more than
a dozen railroads as a test of seg-
regation practices. Some of the
roads said they maintained sep-
arate or divided accommodations
for the races to meet the laws and
customs of their areas. Some de-
nied they practiced segregation.
"The disadvantage to a travel-
er who is assigned accommoda-
tions or facilities so designated as
to imply his inherent inferiority
solely because of his race certain-
ly is unreasonable," Hosmer said.
The railroads took the position
that the Supreme Court's May 17
decision holding t h a t public
school segregation is unconstitu-
tional has nothing to do with them.
John Cox, one of twenty Michi-
gan State students arrested last
week for a paint raid on the Uni-
versity campus, faces arraignment
in Municipal Court this morning.
, Municipal Court Judge Francis
L. O'Brien fined six MSC students
last Wednesday. He handed out
similar penalties of a 5 fine and
$6.85 in court costs to threemore
Trial of David Faulkner, son of
State Senator Robert T. Faulkner,
is scheduled for Nov. 30.
Latest reports from East Lansing
reveal no action against the stu-
dent by MSC officials as of yet.
However, an announcement is ex-
MSC Dean of Students Thomas
King has said he would interview
each student involved before tak-
ing any action. He indicated sus-
pension and disciplinary probation
as possible penalties.
Nine of the 20 arrested were re-
leased by Ann Arbor police for
lack of evidence.
During a brief 30-minute ses-
sion, the council approved without
comment the budget committee's
recommendation allowing $5,000
salary and $1,000 car allowance for
the new inspector.
The request for the inspector
was made Nov. 1 by the Building
Code Committee, less than a week
after Ann Arbor's third fire in
eight months had claimed two
Ryan said the new inspector will
devote full time to the job at hand.
"He will spend half his time in the
field making inspections and the
other half writing reports, con-
tacting violators and recommend-
ing action," the building inspector
After the original inspections
are completed, according to Ryan,
the additional inspector will be re-
tained and yearly inspections made
to guard against laxity.
The building department is now
looking for a worker to fill the
newly created post, Alderman
John S. Dobson said.
A University professor last night
was named winner of the $300
Founders Society Prize, top award
in the 45th Michigan Artists Ex-
Prof. Thomas McClure, of the
College of Architecture and De-
sign, won the award with a steel
sculpture of a bull. McClure is a
nationally known sculptor whose
work has won many awards.
Also among the 27 prize win-
ners were two professors of draw-
ing and painting, Gerome Kam-
rowski, who won the $250 Lou R.
Maxon Prize, and Richard Wilt,
who received an honorable men-
tion citation. William Lewis of
Ann Arbor won the $50 Contem-
porary Groups Art Prize.
The eighth annual Conference
on Higher Education in Michigan
will be held today and tomorrow
Representatives from colleges
throughout the state will meet to
hear lectures and take part in dis-
cussions concerning basic prob-
lems in higher education.
After 5 Years
BUDAPEST, (M - Hungary's
Communist government announced
early today it has released Noel
Field and his wife, Herta, and
dropped all charges branding them
as American spies.
Where the 50-year-old former
U.S. State Department employe
and' his German-born wife were
today could not be ascertained. Un-
til only 'recently their complete
disappearance had been a mys-
tery that baffled the Western world
for five years.
The announcement of the release
of the Fields was made over the
A spokesman at the U.S. lega-
tion in Budapest, reached by tele-
phone from Vienna, expressed sur-
prise at the reported release of the
Noel Fields. He said: "It is com-
pletely new to me. As far as I
know, nobody in the legation knew
about their pending release. As
far as I know, no contacts have
been made with them."
In Washington, State Department
spokesmen said they were not sur-
prised, if the report is true. These
officials said the department de-
manded the Fields' release in a
formal note Sept. 28 to the Hun-
garian Foreign Ministry and has
sought a reply two or threetimes
Noel went to work for the U.S.
State Department in 1926 and was
assigned to the Division of West-
ern European Affairs.
During World War II, he was in:
Switzerland. He helped the OSS-
to American cloak and dagger or-
ganization-contact Communist un-
dergrounds in Nazi-occupied coun-
tries. After the war he directed
relief work for the Unitarian Serv-
ice Committee in Poland and
Czechoslovakia. He quit that work
He went to Prague May 5, 1949,
after telling friends he wanted to:
study at Charles University there.
He disappeared a week later.
Soon afterward, the web of in-
trigue began to spin around the
Fields from bth sides. The Com-
munists said he was an American
spy. In 1949, Whittaker Chambers
and Mrs. Hede Massing, confessed
ex-Soviet spy organizers in Wash-
ington, told U.S. authorities Field
was a member of "another "So-.
Four Japanese newspaperman
will arrive in Ann Arbor today
to participate in the Internation-
al Educational Exchange Service
foreign leader program.
Highlights of their visit will be
tours of the campus, the Center
for Japanese studies, The Daily,
and a dinner and conference on
Petitioning for Student Leg-
islature positions has been ex-
tended to Monday. Those stu-
dents interested in obtaining
petitions for the SL seats may
pick them up at Quonset Hut A.
DAMASCUS, Syria (P) -
Doomsday prophecies by a Mos-
lem religious leader on Cyprus
are reported causing some of
his Turkish followers to flee to
Syria under the impression the
rest of the world's lands soon
will sink beneath the sea.
The independent newspaper
Al Nasr quoted the leader as
saying Syria would be spared.
A list of thirteen candidates will
be . presented to Common Sense
Party members today for consid-
eration for party backing.
The listing has been formulated
by the CSP Campaign committee
which held interviews with all can-
didates interested in receiving par-
Janet Neary, acting head of the
committee, said yesterday that the
party would have "a high-level
campaign, presenting the issues,
problems, and our means of solv-
Mrs. Neary added that "what the
Common Sense Party wants is a
working unit in whatever form of
student government is finally se-
lected. We believe there should be
a check on certain members to see
that they act when elected as they!
Also to be considered at the
meeting will be the CSP constitu-
tion for approval and presentation
to the Student Affairs Committee,
the means and methods of financ-
ing the party, and the general cam-
The meeting will be held at 4:15
p.m. today in Room 3S of the Un-
ion. All interested students have!
been invited to attend.
Britain Aids . .
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y.-Brit-
ain contributed 44 pounds of atomic
material yesterday to augment the
220 pounds put up by the United
States as a start on an internation-
al atomic stockpile for peace.
Benson . . .
WASHINGTON - Secretary of
Agriculture Ezra Benson said yes-
terday it would be a "serious mis-
take" to raise government price
supports for dairy products.
At its annual convention here last
week, the National Milk Producers
Federation made plans to ask the
new Congress to direct Benson to
boost dairy supports to at least 80
per cent of parity. The present
level is 75 per cent.
WASHINGTON - The independ-1
ent United Electrical Workers yes-
terday assailed as a "conspiracy"
the policy of General Electric Co.
of suspending workers for refus-
ing to answer questions of con-
USSR Protests . . .
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. - The
United States called on Russia yes-
terday to accept an increase inj
assessments to pay for United Na-1
"A MODERN MAJOR-GENERAL"
G&S Company To Open
With 'Penzance' Tonight
fBy SI SILVER
A father pleads for the protection of his four beautiful daughters
on the sole condition that he is an orphan.
This is only one of the illogical situations that- develop in the
"Pirates of Penzance." the Gilbert and Sullivan Society's produc-
tion opening at 8 p.m. today at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
The Russians, who now pay 14.15
per cent of the budget, are protest-
ing a proposed increase
* * *
UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. -- The1
UN Disarmament Commission will
meet Friday to set up a five-pow-
er subcommittee for private dis-
armament talks as recommended
unanimously by the General As-
Dulles Denies Need for Policy
Reappraisal Toward Russia
Penzance," one of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular oper-
ettas, is the story of a band of soft-hearted pirates who won't harm
orphans. Naturally everyone they capture. including the major-
-- - general with the four daughters
claims to be an orphan.
'U ' Leaders When the pirates discover the
major-general's ruse mortal com-
bat breaks out between the pirates
Pesent ~and the police. The outcome is
either death or glory for everyone
Feeling that the campus is not concerned.
fully aware of the differences be- Scholarship Financed
tween present student government Tickets are on sale at the Lydia.
and the proposed Student Govern- Mendelssohn box office at 60 and
ment constitution, campus leaders 80 cents for today and tomorrow.
have drawn up an "unbiased com- The Friday and Saturday per-
parison" of SGC and Student Legis- formancesare priced at 90 cents
lature. and $1.20.
Hazel Frank. '56. Assembly pres- Profits from the production are
ident, Stan Levy, '55, Inter-House 1 used to support a scholarship for
Council president, and Ruth Ross- a needy member of the organiza-
ner, '55. SL m'ember, outlined the tion.
constitutions of the organizations
At Third Charge
WASHINGTON ()-Sen. Wal-
lace F. Bennett (R-Utah) an-
nounced yesterday he would file
a new censure count against Sen.
Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis.)
based on McCarthy's "communist
handmaiden" attack on the Wat-
kins committee and its chairman.
Sen. Bennett made the an-
nouncement on the Senate floor
after his fellow Utah Republican,
Sen. Arthur Watkins, called for
the bringing of such an addition-
al indictment on the ground Mc-
Carthy has been guity of inde-
cent contempt "right under our
Scoffs at Move
Sen. McCarthy scoffed at the
move to file a third censure charge
against. him. He said it added an
Alice in Wonderland note to a
procedure that is getting "cur-
iouser and curiouser.
"If they're going to bring up a
new censure motion every 'time I
defend myself," he said, "it looks
like we're going to be here indefi-
Sen. Watkins, in a flareup of
blazing -indignation, declared he
would file a new contempt charge
against McCarthy if no one else
Before the day's debate ended,
Sen. Bennett announced he would
seek to amend the present cen-
sure resolution by adding a count
that Sen. McCarthy has "shown
contempt for the Senate by his
personal attack on the chairman
of the Watkins committee and the
Sen. Bennett, a former pres-
dent of the National Assn. of Man-
ufacturers, had not declared his
stand on the question of rebuking
Sen. McCarthy on the other
grounds recommended by the Wat-
Won't State Position
And he said today he still was
not stating his position. In an-
nouncing he would offer the new
count, he said "the Senate should
have the right to pass" on the
question whether McCarthy should
be censured for his attacks on the
This new censure move stems
from Sen. McCarthy's statement
last Wednesday that the Watkins
group acted as an "unwitting
handmaiden of the Communist
party" when it recommended cen-
sure for him on the other two
counts-contempt of a Senate
committee and giving abusive
treatment to an Army general.
Just before Tuesday's session
ended, a McCarthy supporter, Sen.
George W. Malone, (R-Nev.), an-
nounced he would move for a vote
Friday or Saturday on rejecting
the Watkins committee's censure
recommendations. This would pro-
vide the first test of voting
strength in this extraordinaryses-
sion between backers and oppon-
ents of the censure move.
Heaton To Lecture
Prof. Herbert Heaton of the Uni-
versity of Minnesota will lecture
on "British Immigration to the
United States, 1789-1812" at 4:15
p.m. tomorrow, Auditorium C, An-
Prof. Heaton, professor of econo-
mic history at the University of
Minnesota since 1927, has recently
written a biography of one of Amer-
ica's greatest economic historians,
Edwin L. Gay; graduate of the
University and first dean of Har-
vard's School of Business Admin-
istration. Prof. Heaton has writ-
ten several books on economic his-
tory, with special emphasis on in-
WASHINGTON (/P) - Secretary
of State Dulles said yesterday he!
saw no need for a full dress re-
appraisal of American policy to-1
ward Russia, as proposed by Sen- 1
ate Republican Leader William
"I do not myself see any imme-
diate emergency which requires
either that review or discussion
should be on any different basis
from what it normally is," he told,
his news conference.
Dulles also stated, in what was
a fresh warning to the Chinese
Coinmunists, that any attack on
the Chinese Nationalist stronghold
of Formosa would mean hostilities
with the United States.
Could Defend Islands
He said the American 7th Fleet,
which is assigned to guarding the
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island of Formosa off the Chi-'
nese mainland, conceivably could
go into action to defend the Tach-
en Islands, some 200 miles north.
But the secretary declined to say
at a meeting yesterday.
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definitely that the Tachen chain
would be defended, although he
noted it is the site of radar de-
vices which warn Formosa of any
air attack from Red bases around
Sees No Stalemate
Apparently with firm White
House support, Dulles made it clear
that he disagrees with Sen. Know-
land's view that present American
policy is leading toward an "atom-
ic stalemate" which opens the way
for "nibbling aggression" by Rus-
sia. Sen. Knowland expressed his
views in a Senate speech Monday.
"I think our foreign policy has
taken into account all necessary
elements," Dulles said.
"We don't know very clearly just
what is behind the Soviet words.
In a sense, you may say.that their
soft words involve in themselves
some change of tactics,
Doesn't Perceive Change
"But one must look behind the
words to see what the deeds are,
and I don't perceive as- yet any
change in the actions, the con-
duct, the deeds of Soviet Commu-
nists and their associates."
Dulles said he is ready and will-
ing to continue discussing foreign
policy before congressional com-
mittees, in speeches, within gov-
ernment councils and at news con-
ferences, as he has done in the
But, he said emphatically, no
new emergency has arisen which
would make a full-scale review of
foreign policy necessary.
Knowland contends that poli-
The outline will be presented to =
all dormitories, fraternities and
sororities with the recommenda-
tion that a student interested in
SGC speak to residents on the dif-
ferences between the two groups.
The major governing bodies,
IHC, IFC, Pan-Hellenic and As-
sembly have expressed interest in
such a program, and Assembly has
already scheduled speakers to visit
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina W)
-Police announced yesterday the
arrest of three of the two dozen
priests accused by President Peron
of working against his govern-
Novelist To Speak
Novelist John Dos Passos will
speak on "Jefferson's Times" in
the third University Lecture Course
performance at 8:30 p.m. tomor-
row at Hill Auditorium.
The Chicago born novelist, au-
thor of "The Head and Heart of
Thomas Jefferson" is currently
making his first lecture tour.
His recent works include "Most
Likely to Succeed" and a trilogy
entitled "District of Columbia."
Tickets for tomorrow's perform-
ance, at $1.25, $1 and 50 cents, can
be obtained at the Hill Auditorium
box office, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
today and 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. to-
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