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RUSSIAN
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Latest Deadline in the State
VOL. LVII, No. 13S ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, JULY 13, 1947

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Invite Russia
ToParticipate
Inconference
Britishl ledgeAid
To Marshall Plan
By The Associated Press
PARIS July 12-Britain, France
and Italy told the opening ses-
sions of the Marshall Plan Con-
ference today that Russia and the
absent eastern European nations
still would be welcome to hel
in a continent-wide effort to re-
build a war-shattered economy.
Moreover, British foreign secre-
tary Ernest Bevin declared the
conference was not intended tc
set up a permanent organization
rivalling the United Nations. He
said the conference members re-
mained loyal to the UN and want-
ed to work in the fullest coopera-
tion with appropriate UN organs.
Pledged Support
Bevin also pledged the resources
of the British Commonwealth, in-
sofar as the British government
can influence them, to the task of
European rehabilitation.
Statesmen from 16 European
nations met for an hour in the
gilded grand banquet hall of the
French Foreign Ministry. They
elected Bevin presiding officer
and named a working committee
which immediately began a study
of the British-French draft for
European recovery with Ameri-
can aid.
The conference was called by
Britain and France after Russia
declined to have anything to do
with the Marshall plan, enunciat-
ed by the United States Secre-
tary of State at Harvard Univer-
sity June 5.
Envisions Help
The plan, briefly, envisions
American aid to Europe after the
nations of Europe have decided
how far they can help themselves
and just what help they will need
from the United States.
Soviet Russia charged that this
,would mean interference in the
independence of the European
countries and she held aloof with
eight neighbors. However, the Red
hammer and sickle flag of the
Soviet and the banners of the ab-
sent countries flew in the con-
ference hall with those of the del-
egates present. Observers saw this
as emphasis on the conference
feeling that the door always
would be open to those desiring to
Cooperate.
Panel Series
Will Be Held
Conferences Will
Parallel Lectures
In conj unction with the sum'-
mer session lecture series, three
series of conferences dealing with
the United Nations, Latin America
and European affairs will be held.
Dr. Yuen-li Laing, director of
the United Nations Division of De-
velopment and Codification of In-
ternational Law, will conduct the
conference on the United Nations.
It will meet at 3:10 p.m. Tues-
days, July 15, 22, 29 and Aug. 5.
Dr. Robin A. Humphreys, read-
er in American history at the Uni-
versity of London, will conduct the
conference on Latin America.
It will meet at 4:10 p.m. Wed-
nesdays, July 16, 23, 30 and Aug.
6.

The third conference, on Euro-
pean affairs, will be led by Prof.
Gottfried S. Delatour, visiting pro-
fessor of sociology at Columbia
Columbia University and former
professor at the University of
Frankfurt, Germany.
The third conference will meet
at 3:10 p.m. Thursdays, July 17,
23, 31 and Aug. 7.
All conferences will meet in the
East Conference Room of the
Rackham Building.
UN Offici To
Lecture Here
Dr. Yuen-li Laing, director of
the United Nations'. Division of
Development and Codification of
International Law, will continue
the summer session lecture series
this week with an address at 8:10
p.m. tomorrow on "International
Law."
Four other lectures in the series
are scheduled for this week.
Dr. John N. Hazard will speak

Literary College Ready
For Record Enrollment
All But Three Departments Have Adequate
Room for Additional Students in Fall Termi

By TED MILLER
Despite generally crowded con-
ditions, most departments in the
literary college will be able to ac-
commodate the anticipated in-
crease in fall enrollment, a sur-
vey by The Daily shows.
Although University officials
have predicted a new enrollment
of 20,500 for the fall semester, a
check of literary college depart-
ments disclosed there is suffi-
-cient space for additional stud-
ents in all courses except those

AdamsToOpenr
Conferenice
With Speech
Education Meeting
To Begin Tomorrow
An address by Provost James
P. Adams entitled "Let's Turn on
The Lights" will open the Eight-
eenth Annual Summer Education
Conference at 11 a.m. tomorrow
in the University High School
auditorium.
The Conference, which centers
around the theme "Current 'Trends
in Education," will be held tomor-
row through Friday under the
sponsorship of the education
school.
Lectures, Special Conerences
Lectures, supplemented by spe-
cial conferences and other dis-
cussion will be featured on the
Conference program.
An extensive exhibit of new
textbooks will be maintained by
Michigan representatives of pub-
lishers of text books and other
instructional materials, according
to Conference Director. Dean
James B. Edionson, of the edu-
cation school. A special display
of childrens books will be pro-
vided by the University Library
Extension Service. The exhibits
will be located in University High
School.
Prof. Ford L. Lemler, of the ed-
ucation school, will speak Tues-
day on "Using Films in an In-
Service Education Program for
Teachers." On Wednesday John
A. Perkins, state budget director
and former member of the facul-
ty of the University political sci-
ence department, will discuss
"Some Aspects of State Finance."
Both lectures will be held at 11
a.m. in the University High
School Auditorium.
Psychology, Health Lectures
Special conferences on educa-
tional psychology, health educa-
tion, human development andI
physical education will be held
tomorrow. On Tuesday . discus-
sions of adult education, audiovis-
ual education, research in sec-
ondary education school librar-
ies, tests and evaluation and
health education will take place.
Other conference topics include:
business education, instructional
policies of the University Elemen-
tary School, general administra-
tion guidance, remedial reading,
secondary school curriculum, vo-
cational education and tests and
evaluation on Wednesday; civic
education, business education, and
general administration on Thurs-
day; and college and high school
relations, elementary education
and general administration on
Friday.
The Conference meetings will
be held in the University High
School and the University Ele-
mentary School buildings and in
the architecture college auditor-
ium. All programs will be open
to the public.

already limited in the past aca-
demic year.
Prof. Clarence D. Thorpe, act-
ing chairman of the English de-
partment, struck the most optim-
istic note. "We expect the adjust-
ment this fall will be almost im-
perceptible," he said. Having
weathered huge jumps in the past,
Prof. Thorpe explained, the de-
partment expects fWture .increases
to cause relatively little trouble.
The economics *department,
which added many sections in be-
ginning courses last year, indicat-
ed that further expansion could
be made satisfactorily.
Noon Labs
Noon labs will be introduced in
the geology department for the
first time next fall. The action
will be taken to accommodate ad-
ditional students expected to en-
roll after the transfer of psy-
chology 31 from group two to
group three credit. At the present
time the department does not ex-
pect to set a limit on registration.
The sociology and geography
departments have experienced
larger classes but expect "no par-
ticular effect" from the hike in
enrollment. Cassroom space for
history and phiosophy students is
no probem as yet, those depart-
ments reported.
More Room
Prof. James E. Dunlap, chair-
man of the classical studies de-
partment, said there is room for
more students although "we have
had to relinquish rooms specially
equipped to suit our needs to
larger departments." Another
small department, oriental lan-
guages, is using office space for
classes, but expects to provide for
all registrants.
Although "quite crowded" last
semester, the botany, anthropol-
ogy, journalism and romance lan-
guagesdepartments do not ex-
pect to turn away any students
next fall.
The physics department will
take over several rooms in the
East Engineering Building this
fall for classes. A more serious
problem is a shortage of compe-
See SHOW, Page 6

Suspect Held
InAtteniptTo
Kill Bricker
Fires Wild Pistol
Shots in Subway
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, July 12-Two
wild pistol shots were fired at
Senator Bricker (Rep., Ohio), in
the Senate subway today and a
few hours later officers arrested
a suspect they described as a for-
mer member of the capitol police
force.
Senate Sergeant at Arms Ed-
ward L. McGinnis identified the
suspect as William L. Kaiser. The
arrest was madeby metropolitan
police in the northwest part of
the city.
Kaiser told reporters with a
shrug of his shoulders and a wry'
smile:
"I was just trying to refresh his
memory."
Caused Turmoil
The shooting set the Capitol in
a turmoil during the midst of an
unusual Saturday session of the
Senate. It took place in the sub-
way linking the Capitol with the
Senate Office Building.
Bricker was carried to safety by
the little monorail subway car as
it rounded a bend out of the
shooter's range.
The silver -haired 1944 Repub-
lican vice-presidential candidate
and ancompanion crouched be-
hind one of the car's seats as it
slowly got underway.
Bricker, apparently undisturb-
e& told reporters that Kaiser
blamed him for losses in a build-
ing and loan association at Col-
umbus about 15 years ago.
Police Appointee
Records show that Kaiser was
a capitol police appointee of his
predecessor, Senator Huffman
(Dem., Ohio). Bricker told a ques-
tioner that he had nothing to do
with Kaiser losing this job last
April.
Kaiser was arrested by metro-
politan police several hours after
the shooting and many blocks
from the capitol, at a Massachu-
setts Avenue address. Police at
precinct No. 1 booked him on
charges of assault with intent to
kill.

FBI Arrests
In Atomic I

bomb

Two Ex-Sergeants

Senate Fails To Vote on Tax B1l

Plan

Promise To
Pass Measure
Tomorrow
Expect Prompt Veto
From White louse
Bfy The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, July 12-Re-
publican sponsors failed in an ef-
fort to ram the $4,000,000,000 in-
come tax cut bill through at a
night Senate session tonight, and
final action was put off until
Monday.
A vote then--with passage as-
sured-was arranged in an in-
formal gentlemen's agreement be-
tween leaders of Democratic and
Republican parties.
- The GOP leadership once
turned down such an agree-
ment, but accepted it later af-
ter Democratic Leader Barkley
of Kentucky told them he be-
lieved President Truman will
veto the measure promptly
without waiting the usual ten
days.
With the informal agreement
accepted, the Senate recessed at
7:49 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
to noon Monday.
The decision came after nearly
ten hours of debate during which
eight amendments by Senator
Morse (Rep., Ore.), includingone
to postpone the effect of the tax
cut for at least a year past next
Jan. 1, were turned down.
Still to be acted upon was the
controversial amendment by
Senator McClellan (Dem., Ark.)
to extend so-called community
property benefits to taxpayers
of all the states.
He claimed support of at least
26 senators for his amendment to
give taxpayers in all states the
benefits now enjoyed in commun-
ity property states.
Barkley said that it would
"be silly and futile" for the
President to try and delay sign-
ing the bill to avoid overriding
of the veto and added:
"The President of the United
States is not that kind of a man."
Senator Lucas (Dem., Ill.), act-
ing as minority leader, made the
original suggestiondforran inform-
al agreement to vote Monday.
Refuses Tag
Day Request
The Committee on Student Af-
fairs yesterday turned down an
Inter-Racial Association request
for permission to sponsor an An-
ti-Lynch Tag Day July 24 on
campus.
The Committee ruled that no
"tag days" shall be held during
this summer session. Proceeds
from the Anti-Lynch Tag Day
would have gone to the Southern
Negro Youth Congress.
The Committee approved an
Anti Lynch Forum to be held by
IRA July 23. Also approved was the
showing of "Wuthering Heights",
July 21 and 22 in Hill Auditorium,
with proceeds to go to the IRA.
Groups Will Ask
Anti-Lynch Day
Representatives of eight campus
and two town organizations will
ask Mayor William E. Brown Jr.I
Tuesday to declare an Anti-Lynch1
Day in Ann Arbor and will re-
quest a reconsideration by the Stu-
dent Affairs Committee on its re-
fusal to grant an Anti-Lynch tag
day on campus, according to an1
IRA spokesman.

IRA will also request the Stu-I
dent Legislature to review the case.

LANDECKERS ARRIVE-Mr. and Mrs. Landeciker, parents of
Prof. Werner Landecker of the sociology department arrived in
the United States after spending the war years in Germany and
England.

Thefts:

' TO PARADISE'-

* *

*

Landeckers Complete Last
Leg of Journey to America.

'KING'S HENCHMAN':
Costumers Use Odd Objects
To Achieve Medieval Effect

Roofing discs, dish clothes, pa-
per fasteners and Christmas' tree
decorations are but a few of the
materials employed in the cos-
tuming of the Michigan Reper-
*' * * .

tory Players for their production
of "The King's Henchman", ac-
cording to Berneice Prisk, cos-
tumierre.
The play, written by the Amer-
ican Poetess Edna St. Vincent
Millay, will be presented at 8 p.m.
Thursday through Saturday at
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Interesting Challenge
"Costuming for period plays'
like "The King's Henchman" of-
fers an interesting challenge, Miss
Prisk said, explaining that it is
often difficult to find the mater-
ials corresponding to medieval
brocades, velvets and ornaments,
which are needed.
"We constructed the "mail" ar-
mour for the cast from dish
clothes with silver paint and the
head gear from ordinary sun hel-
mets without the rims and cov-
ered with the dish cloth mesh, she
added."
Miss Prisk, who teaches cos-
tuming at Iowa State University
designed all the costumes for the
play and is supervising her cos-
tume classes here in their com-
pletion.
Colorful and Elaborate
We are doing all the work we
can by ourselves, she said, but
some objects, the noblemen's
swords, for example, are purchas-
ed from manufacturing concerns.
"The play is colorful and the
costumes elebaroate but they are
not set in any particular cen-
tury of the middle ages," she de-
clared adding that the costumers
work for a general effect rather
than absolute authenticity.
Tickets for the play may be
purchased at the Lydia Metidels-
sohn Theatre box-office this week.
The play will be directed by
Prof. Claribel B. Baird of Okla-,
homa Women's College.
Scholarship Available
Three more days remain for
Canadian undergraduate students
to apply for the Paul J. Martin

By BEN ZWERLING
The last leg of an earthly tour
from "hell to heaven to paradise"
has brought a couple of new set-
tlers to Ann Arbor.
U' Band Will
Give Concert
Here Tuesday
The annual University summer
session band concert will be pre-
sented at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in
Hill Auditorium.
Dr. William D. Revelli is con-
ductor.
The program will feature ar-
rangements by the band and solos
by Elizabeth Spelts, soprano.
Guests conductors will lead the
band in their various numbers.
Prokofieff's "Marche Pour La
Spartakiade," conducted by Ray-
mond N. Opland, graduate stu-
dent in the music school, will op-
en the program.-
Other band numbers include
"Choral March and Fugue" by
Guillment, conducted by Harlan
L. Thomas, director of instrumen-
tal music at Rocky River, O.; Le-
Cucna's "Malaguena" from "Suite
Andalucia," conducted by Mar-
garet E. Cawley, instrumental
music director of the Chatham,
N.J. public schools; and the Li-
onel Barrymore adaptation call-
ed "Russian Dances," conducted by
George R. Pollock, instrumental
music director in Spangler, Pa.
Dean Sawyer,
To Give, Talk
An illustrated lecture on "The
Bikini Tests and Atomic Energy"
will be presented at 8 p.m. today
in Hill Auditorium by Dean Ralph
A. Sawyer of the graduate school.
Dean Sawyer served as technical
director of the Bikini atom bomb
test. The moving pictures are the
official Navy color films.
The lecture on atomid energy
will be the second of a series of
Sunday evening programs plan-
ned for faculty, students and
townspeople during the summer
session.
Dean Sawyer received his ap-
pointment as successor to the late
Dean Yoakum while serving as
technical director of Operations
Crossroads, where he supervised
the activities of more than 500
scientists.

Adolph Landecker and his wife,
Hertha, are the travelers in ques-
tion. And Germany, England and
the United States are the desig-
nated points of their journey as a
mnap would indicate them.
But the Landeckers, who have
come to join their son, Prof. Wer-
ner Landecker of the sociology de-
partment, prefer to speak of the
three nations not in terms of how
a map would name them, but
rather in terms of what their
people have made of them.
Spirit of People
"It is the spirit of the people
within the country that deter-
mines how liveable that country
is," Prof. Landecker said. "And it's
the differences in spirit that
makes of Germany a hell, of Eng-
land a heaven and of America a
paradise."
The Landeckers spoke of their
existence in pre-war Germany as
opposed to their life in wartime
England and post-war America.
The tactics and attitude of the
Nazis had made life unbearable in
Berlin by the summer of 1939,
when they left, Mr. and Mrs. Lan-
decker recalled. The people, by
and large, had lost any sense of
values, appeared grim and were
imbued with a war fever, they
continued.
Anti-Nazis Helped
"Only the helpfulness of some
anti - Nazis within the official
framework, who would sneak in a
smile and a word of encourage-
ment every so often, kept our
hopes alive," Mrs. Landecker add-
ed.
Their lives were reactivated in
June of 1939, when they arrived
in London. For in England, they
found "hospitality and generosity
to an extent we never thought
possible."
"All of London's bus drivers
were whistling, the people were
gay and optimistic even on the
eve of war," Mr. Landecker said,
between 'puffs of his English briar.
(His wife commented that the
man and the pipe had been insep-
arable since he picked it up in a
London shop five years ago.)
Spirit of Determination
"When war came," Mr. Lan-
decker said, "the optimistic spirit
of the English people became a
spirit of determination. It was in-
vigorating to watch the miracu-
lous English go about the business
of war. There was no convincing
them that they couldn't bear up
in the face of unheard of hard-
ships and without complaint."
Mr. Landecker, a cotton goods
wholesaler in Berlin, became a
bookkeeper in London, but, is!
See LANDECKERS, Page 6

Bureau Cals
Stolen Papers
Top Secret'
Documents Found
In Scattered Spots
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, July 12-FBI
agents late today arrested two
former Army sergeants accused
of taking atomic bomb docu-
ments-some of them said to be
"top secret"-from the Los Ala-
mos, N.M. testing station.
The FBI, making the an-
nouncement, told of recovering
the documents and photographs
of "the various phases" of the
A-Bomb from a variety of places
-a student's room at Princeton
University, a wall safe in Penn-
sylvania and a photograph studio
in Chicago.
The two men were identified
off icially as:
Alexander von der Luft, 23, ar-
rested at his home at 418 Serpen-
tine Drive, Mt. Lebanon, Pa.
Earnest D. Wallis, 34. of 151
West Burton Place, Chicago. He
was arrested at his Paul Stone-
Raymor photograph studio, 168
North Michigan, Chicago.
While FBI agents reserved
comment on this phase. in-
formed government officials
saidno evidence was uncover-
ed that any of the documents
were seen by anyone besides the
two ex-sergeants.
Lou Nichols, FBI public rela-
tions officer, told reporters that
information uncovered by inves-
tigators "indicated no connec-
tion between these boys and for-
eign agents or foreign espionage"
The FBI said in a statement
that complaints are being filed
before the U.S. Commissioner at
Santa Fe, N.M. charging Von
der Luft and Wallis with wilful-
ly and unlawfully removing and
concealing records and doc-
ments in violation of Section
234, Title 18, U.S. Criminal
Code.
This section covers removal and
concealment of classified docu-
ments.
The offense, upon conviction,
carries a penalty of a fine of not
more than $2,000 or not more
than three years imprisonment,
or both.
Von der Luft will be arraign-
ed before the U.S. Commis-
sioner at Pittsburgh, the FBI
said, while Wallis will be ar-
raigned before the U.S. Com-
missioner at Chicago.
The FBI explained that no
charge could be filed under the
Atomic Energy Act since "the of-
fenses occurred prior to its en-
actment."
VEHP Waitin
List Reopened
Married Veterans'
ApplicationsAccepted
The waiting list for residence
in the Veterans' Emergency Hous-
ing Project next to the Coliseum
will be opened tomorrow to mar-
ried veterans of World War II
who have completed two terms in
the University.
Qualified veterans may -apply
tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednes-
day from 9 a.m. to 12 noon and
from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Of-
fice of Student Affairs, Rm. 2,
University Hall. Discharge pa-
pers must be filed with all appl-

cations. A list of qualifications
and priorities may be found in
the Daily Official Bulletin.
No apartments are available for
the summer session.
The housing project includes 74
units at Fifth Ave., Hill and Di-
vision. Each of the buildings con-
sists of two one-room apartments
with private bathroom. They are
equipped with a gas cook stove,
and oil heaters for water and
heating purposes. They are also

BERNEICE PRISK
... designs costumes

World News at a Glance
By The Associated Press
PRAGUE, July 12-Czechoslovakia and Russia announced tonight
a five-year agreement exchanging Russian food for Czech machinery
and manufactured goods.
* * * *
WASHINGTON, July 12-Soviet Russia, with its once great
veto power in world affairs much curtailed, is playing a losing
game in trying to split Europe and wreck the Marshall Plan for
European recovery, American officials said today.
* *' * *
WASHINGTON. July 12-President Truman today broke a five-
months' deadlock over his nomination of Francis Biddle to be U.S.
Representative on the United Nations Economic and Social Council
by withdrawing the appointment at Biddle's request.
BATAVIA, July 12-The Indonesian Republic and the Dutch

ONE ORN EVERY MINUTE:
Americans Fall oaXers, Qucks

By FREDRICA WINTERS
Ever since Parson Weems first
foisted the legend of George

being what it is, we'll probably
continue believing there is a side
show around every corner.

mined to send a mission to the
moon for the purpose of convert-
ing its inhabitants.

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