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Gov. Kelly To
Quit Politics;
Brown To Run
By The Associated Press
LANSING, July 12 - Disclosures
that Governor Kelly will return to
private life at the end of his present
term and that Lt. Gov. Vernon J.
Brown definitely would be a candi-
date for the Republican gubernator-
ial nomination today cleared a lot
of speculation from Michigan poli-
tics.
Effectively stilling a budding cam-
paign to run Kelly for a third term,
the Governor told newsmen at a
press conference that he would not
seek re-election and would not op-
pose U. S. Senator Arthur H. Van-
denberg for the Senate, another con-
test which speculation had visioned
for Kelly.
Brown a Candidate
Summoned immediately to Kelly's
office to hear the news, Brown emerg-
ed to tell newsmen "Certainly, I am
a candidate for governor. I said so
before and I have always intended
to."
Brown said there was no discus-
sion with Kelly about the Governor
supporting him as his successor.
Kelly asserted his office was exper-
iencing a rising tide of inquiries as
to his political intentions and that
he wanted to stop further specula-
tion.
'I never have had any intention of
opposing Senator Vandenberg," Kel-
ly said.
'Program Well-Anchored'
The Governor said he might have
been tempted to seek a third term
if his program were in danger of
sabotage by his successors, but he
said "the program is well anchored
and my fine group of state officials
will carry this forward."
Delta Kappa Gamma To
Honor Members at Tea
A tea in honor of chapter members
who are on campus for the summer
session will be .given .by the Beta
chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma from
4 to 6 p. m.. EWT tomorrow at the
home of Maude Hagle on Geddes

REV. CLAUDE WILLIAMS:
Director of People's Institute
Will Lecture at IRA Meeting
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"What Can the Churches Do About
Racial Discrimination?" will be the
topic of a lecture by Rev. Claude Wil-
liams before a meeting of the Inter-
Racial Association at 7:30 p.m. EWT
(6:30 p.m. CWT) Monday at the
'Michigan Union.
Institute Director
Rev. Williams is the director of
the People's Institute of Applied Re-
ligion, whose purpose it is to fight
fascist trends in the south. In the
southern states, where the hatreds
of racial differences, both White-
Negro and Jewish, are used to keep
the tenant farmers and industrial
workers disunited, the Institute has
adopted the technique of quietly
training local leaders. These leaders
help to stem the tide of reaction.
The work of the Institute has ex-
tended to aiding southern migrants
in Detroit under the auspices of the
Gospel Preachers Council of Applied
Religion.
Investigated Fascists
Rev. Williams conducted an ex-
haustive personal survey and took an
inventory of Detroit Fascist organi-
zations and their leadership.
Not only is he the guiding figure of
Michigan Hero
On Way Home
By The Associated Press
FORT SHERIDAN, Ill., July 12-
Sgt. Oscar G. Johnson Jr., Congres-
sional Medal of Honor winner, will
leave Fort Sheridan Friday afternoon
to return to his father's dairy farm
near Foster City, Mich.
Public relations officers here dis-
closed tonight that the 24-year-old
hero would be discharged tomorrow,
and Johnson said he would return to
the 550-acre farm from which he was
inducted Oct. 8, 1942.
General Mark Clark awarded the
sergeant the Medal of Honor last
June 25 for his feat in killing 40
Germans and taking 24 prisoners
near Scarperia, Italy, on Sept. 17,
1944. During the action he silenced,

the People's Institute of Applied Re-
ligion, but an organizer of the Church
and Labor Fellowship, an interde-
nominational group, which is work-
ing towards establishing a better un-
derstanding between the Church and
labor.
Cedric Belfrage's "South of God"
is a biography of Rev. Williams and
sets forth the entire scope of the
work of the Institute. "A Faith to
Free the People," by the same author
brings the work of Williams' Insti-
tute up to date and includes a de-
scription of his fight against "Chris-
tian" fascism as it is preached and
practiced among the poor white and
the poor colored people in Detroit.
'Gag' Ordinance
Still a Puzzle
Dearborn Will Wait
A Week for Decision
By The Associated Press
DEARBORN, Mich., July 12-The
citizenry here will have to wait at
least a week to learn whether its
genial mayor, Orville L. Hubbard, is
guilty of violating the city's new
"gag" ordinance.
That was made certain today when
Municipal Judge George A. Belding
adjourned the mayor's trial to give
City Counsel time to answer charges
that the act violates the federal and
state constitutions and the Dearborn
charter. -
Judge Belding said he would rule
on the matter of constitutionality as
soon as Frank McCann, assistant
corporation counsel, replies to the
arguments of Charles A. Wagner,
Hubbard's attorney. Wagner contend-
ed the ordinance infringes on the
right of free speech.
Pased over the mayor's veto, the
ordinance prohibits Hubbard and
other city officials from "all public
contacts" without the approval of the
newly-created Municipal Public Re-
lations Bureau, which as yet has ap-
proved no contacts.

Le endelh
Secret Service
(Mr. X', Is Dead
By The Associated Press
DETROIT, July 12-Death has
sealed the secrets of a secret service
agent whose name, little known to
the public, was fabulous in police and
other circles.
A tew of the exploits of Leo Wen-
dell were disclosed today following
his death.
Known as 'Mr. X'
At various times he was widely
known as "Mr. K-79" or "Mr. X"
or "Mr. Walsh" but never by his real
name, since he preferred to remain
anonymous and in the background.
As a military intelligence officer
during World War I, Wendell stole a
brief case from the notorious Franz
Von Papen, German agent, which
contained a list of German secret
agents.
Wendell, a native of Holland, Mich.,
was agent K-79 for the govern-
ment's secret service when he "join-
ed" the Communist Party and was a
delegate at' the convention held in
the sand dunes of Berrien County.
The information he obtained result-
ed in prosecution of William Z. Fos-
ter and others in Michigan's first
criminal syndicalism trial.
Served Three Departments
At various times the 56-year-old
sleuth worked as an operator for the
secret service, Department of Justice
and the Treasury Department's pro-
hibition squads. Once he posed as a
rum runner to obtain evidence used
by the government in the trial of
prohibition agents. In that case he
was known as "Mr. X."
Wendell was an investigator for
the Buckley grand jury and for the
Ferguson-O'Hara grand jury. He
also was named chief investigator for
the Circuit Judge Leland W. Carr
one-man grand jury but later re-
signed, reportedly after a clash with
Special Prosecutor Jim Sigler.

An exhibit now on display in the a
offices of the Michigan Historical
Collections in the Rackham Building
shows a few of the articles collected
by Dr. F. Clever Bald, University War
Historian, to illustrate the Univer-
sity's contribution to the war effort.
Included in the exhibit are let-
ters and diaries from Michigan
men at war, publications of ser-
Eastern AAF
Is on Okinawa
By The Associated Press
MANILA, July 13, Friday-Far
Eastern Air Forces Headquarters
under Gen. George C. Kennedy is
now established on Okinawa, Gen.
Douglas MacArthur announced to-
day.
Confirming that the Far Eastern
Air Forces now include the U. S.
Army Seventh Air Force, in addition
to the Fifth and 13th, MacArthur
said in a communique that these for-
ces were "in process of deployment to
forward bases to participate in the
air saturation of Japan."
N. Y. Paper Union
Contract Rescinded
WASHINGTON, July 12-P)-The
War Labor Board, by unanimous vote,
today rescinded its order of June 14
extending the contract between the
Newspaper Delivery Mens' Union in
New York and the New York news-
paper publishers.
The board said this action was
taken in view of the continuation of
the strike by the independent union
which has tied up delivery of 14 daily
newspapers since June 30.

SERVICE AWARDS CITED:
Michigan War Contributions
Exhibit Displayed at Rackhamn

vice units on the campus, language
textbooks developed here for war
training courses and pictures of
University service units.
Records of the Engineering, Sci-
ence and Management War Training
Program, which closed July 1, and
service awards to the University from
Army Ordnance and the Army Air
Force Training Command are also
on display.
Dr. Bald, who has been appointed to
write the history of the University's
war effort which has trained more
than 13,000 men in campus service
units and 12,400 people under the
ESMWT program, has collected the
minutes, records or correspondence
files of many of these training pro-
grams.
He is particularly Interested in
obtaining more diaries of men in
service and .first hand accounts
written by faculty members in the
armed services for permanent file
in the Michigan Historical Collec-
tions.

Prof. Frankena
Will Lecture
At Hillel Today
"An Ethic for Youth Today" will
be discussed by Prof. William Frank-
ena of the philosophy department
followin'g the Sabbath eve services
to be held at 8 p. m. EWT (7 p. m.
CWT) today at the Hillel Founda-
tion.
Services will be conducted by Rab-
bi Jehudah M. Cohen, director of
the Foundation. A/S Eugene Mal-
itz and Benson Jaffee will assist
him.
Reservations must be made today
for "Supper-Nar," a cost supper and
informal discussion, to be held at
5:30 p. m. EWT (4:30 p. m. CWT)
Sunday at the Foundation.
A. K. Stevens, coordinator of the
Worker's Educational Service, will
lead the discussion on the topic "The
Road to Peace; Next Stop Berlin."
All those interested should call the
Foundation at 2-6585.
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Soviet Nationalities
IDENTI FI CATION BRACELETS Will Be Discussed
STERLING BARETTES MILITARY CHAINS "Nationalities in the Soviet Union"
FRIENDSHIP RINGS BRACELETS RINGS will be the topic of a talk by Prof.'
Mischa Titiev of the anthropology
department before a meeting of Russ-
* hj ky Kruzhok, Russian club at 8:15
1*p.m. EWT (7:15 p. m. CWT) Mon-
day at the International Center.
717 North University Following the talk records will be
played and tea will be served from
the samovar.

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day, July 13, at 6:00 p. in. (CWT),
at the International Center. This is
the organizational meeting to elect
officers for the semester and mem-
bership is open to any interested per-
son.
Graduate Mixer: All Graduate
Students are cordially invited to at-
tend the first Mixer of the Summer
Term, Friday, July 13. There will
be games, dancing, entertainment,
and refreshments. The Graduate
Council extend a hearty welcome to
all students.
The second Clinic of the season
at the University of Michigan Fresh
Air Camp, will be held Friday, July
13th, 8:00 (EWT) at the Main Lodge.
Dr. Patterson will be the consulting
psychiatrist: The camp is on Pat-
terson Lake, near Pickney. Students
interested in Mental Hygiene and the
problems of adjustment are welcome
to attend.
Armenian Student's Association:
There will be a meeting on Friday,
July 13, at 7:30 p. in. (EWT), at 1001
E. Huron. All students of Armenian
parentage are urged to attend this
meeting.
Classical Coffee Hour. For students
and friends of the Departments of
Latin and Greek. Friday, July 13,
at 4:15 (EWT) in the West Confer-
ence Room of Rackham Building.
Motion Picture. Russian film, "Bee-
thoven Concerto," with outstanding
child stars. Vladimir Shevtsov and
Maria Popovna. 7:30 p. m. (CWT) or
8:30 p. in. (EWT) Rackham Lecture
Hall. Russian dialogue, English sub-
titles; auspices of the Russian De-
partient. Admission free.
Coming Events
Dr. Mischa Titiev, Professor of An-
thropology, will speak on "Nationali-
ties in the Soviet Union" at a meet-
ing of the Russky Kruzhok (Russian
Circle) in the International Center,
Monday, July 16th, at 8:00 (EWT).
Tea will be served following the
talk. Everyone interested in cordial-
ly invited.
Graduate Outing Club: The first
meeting of the Outing Club for the
summer will be held Monday, July
16 at 7:30 p. in. on the Outing Club
Room. There will be dancing and a
social hour, which will be followed
by the election of officers and the

program for the term will be planned.
All Graduate Students, Faculty, and
Alumni are cordially welcome to join.
Wayne Saari will lead the discus-
sion on Recent Social Pamphlets at
the S.R.A. Saturday Luncheon at
Lane Hall this week. Those inter-
ested in attending should call Lane
Hall today for luncheon reservations.
The University of Michigan Polo-
nia Club will hold a meeting next
Tuesday evening at the International
Center at 7:30 EWT. All students
of Polish descent are cordially invit-
ed to attend.
Play: "The Male Animal," Thur-
ber and Nugent. July 18 to July 21.
Conference one the United States
in the Postwar World. July 23 to
August 3. Special bulletin available
in the Summer Session Office, Room
1213 Angell Hall. Distinguished vis-
iting lecturers.
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