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VOL. LIX, No. 16S ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 1949
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Includes 13 U.S.
American news correspondents fly-
ing home from a six-week tour of
Indonesia perished yesterday in a
plane crash. One of them was E
woman. The crash killed a total
of 45 persons.
A 14th American, the New York
public relations man who spon-
sored the Indonesian tour in co-
operation with the Dutch govern-
ment, was among the dead.
THEIR BIG KYM (Royal Dutch
Airlines) Constellation was cir-
cling in a blinding, monsoon rair
in an attempt to land at Sante
Cruz Airfield, 15 miles north of
Bombay, when it crashed anc
burned on 800-foot high Ghat-
kopar Hill, about four miles to the
The bylines and broadcasts of
the correspondents were familiar
to thousands of readers and lis-
teners. Among them were two
Pulitzer Prize winners.
Two other members of the cor-
respondents' group, William R.
Mathews, publisher of the Arizona
Star at Tucson, and Mrs. Dorothy
Brandon fo the New York Herald
Tribune, were not on the plane
because they had decided to re-
turn by other routes.
THE TOUR CONDUCTOR who
died was Lynn C. Mahan, 40, vice
president of the public relations
firm of Theodor Swanson and Co.,
New York, who had worked on sev-
The other dead, according to
the best information here, in-
eluded 20 passengers and 11
KLM employes. The passengers
were 17 Dutch, two Chinese and
Besides the regular crew of 10,
which included two stewardesses,
the KLM operations manager at
Karachi was aboard.
MATHEWS SAID upon arriving
at Manila, the Philippines, by a
Pan American plane from Bang-
kok, Siam, that Mrs. Brandon re-
fused to return aboard, the Con-
stellation for fear of sabotage. He
quoted her as saying the plane
would be "sabotaged as sure as
your life" because most of the
party had been impressed by the
Dutch side of the Indonesian-
A Herald Tribune spokesman
in New York, however, said Mrs.
Brandon had been given a spe-
cial assignment in Manila and
had not planed to return on the
(In New York, the delegation of
the Indonesian Republic issued a
statement that "the possibility of
sabotage by someone associated
or identified with the Republic
is absurd and unthinkable.")
30 Killed in
Air Tra edy
LOS ANGELES - M - A non-
scheduled airliner, its flight plan
interrupted by a violent fight
among passengers, crashed into a
rocky hillside yesterday, killing at
least 30 persons.
The plane carried 43 passengers
and a crew- of five.
JAMES N. PAYTON, chief re-
gional director for the Civil Aer-
nautics Board, said that 30 bodies
had been removed. A deputy cor-
oner said some of the 18 would not
What happened during 25
hectic minutes between the time
of the pilot's cryptic message for
aid and word that the plane had
crashed still was a mystery hours
after the accident.
Police and Civil Aeronautics in-
vestigators were questioning se-
cretly a woman passenger they
would not identify.
* * *
DETECTIVE Douglas C. Ingram
of the Los Angeles police said a
red-haired woman "obviously de-
lirious, her scalp almost entirely
torn away, told us one of the pas-
sengers knocked the co-pilot into
thp" ani nl c iiammd. causing
At Lydia Mendelssohn
SL To Give
Stag Or Drag;
The off-again, on-again Summer
Student Legislature dance will be
held Friday, July 22, in the League
Ballroom under the sponsorship of
SL and the Summer Session of the
The dance will have no admis-
sionc harge and will be of the
mixer type, open to any summer
session student, stag or drag. Del
Elliot and his orchestr will pro-
vide the music.
*% * *
TENTATIVE PLANS call for
bridge tables to be set up outside
Big' Steel Dispute
Polly Hodges and Frank Bu-
torac of SL are cochairmen. The
dance was originally scheduled
for this Friday under the lights
at Palmer Field but was can-
celled because of unworkable
THE GLASS MENAGERIE-The daughter played by Shirley
Loeblich shows a glass horse from her menagerie to her gentle-
man caller played by Ted Heusel in a scene from Tennessee
Williams' prize winning play which opens tonight at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. In the background are the son played by
Jim Bob Stephenson and the mother played by Lucille Waldlorf.
* * *I *
Tennessee Williams' "The Glass
Menagerie" will open at 8 tonight
at the Lydia Mendelssohn The-
atre, the third Speech Department
production of the summer series
The play, directed by Hugh Nor-
To Speed Hiss
WASHINGTON - (A') - The
House. Un - American . Activities
Committee rejected yesterday a
Republican bid for immediate re-
opening of the Hiss - Chambersf
But Rep. Nixon (R-Calif.) still
insisted that, "The record of the
most treasonable conspiracy in
history should be completed." He
said he hopes and believes the
Committee eventually will change
- * * *
ACTUALLY, the Committee left
the door open for reconsideration
by saying it wasn't going to call
any witnesses "at this time."
As for demands by Nixon and
Rep. Velde (R-Ill.) that Con-
gress investigate the way Fed-
eral Judge Samuel Ii. Kaufman
handled the Alger Hiss perjury
trial in New York, Chairman
Wood (D-Ga.) announced:
"There will be no investigation
of the judiciary by the Committee
on Un-American Activities, and
none has been proposed or re-
quested by any member thereof.
If any such investigation was un-
dertaken by the Congress, it would
be within the province of the Ju-
Nixon said, too, nobody has pro-
posed that the Un-American Ac-
tivitiesgCommittee do the inves-
ton, will run for four days, through
* * *
A STORY of four troubled in-
dividuals, Williams' first Broadway
success is the most intensive of
the summer presentations. There
are only four characters in the
play, three of whom are members
of a family of dreamers.
Lucille Waldorf, who has
played in "The Importance of
Being Earnest," "The Winslow
Boy," "Sweeney Agonistes" and
"The Tragical History of Faus-
tus," is Amanda, the Mother.
Miss Waldorf is also active in
WUOM radio shows, both as di-
rector and actor.
The role of Laura, the Daugh-
ter, will be taken by Shirley Loeb-
lich, who has been seen in
"Summer Solstice," "Tovarich"
and "You Can't Take It With
You," among others. Miss Loeb-
lich took the female lead in the
production of "Summer Solstice,"
offered last summer.
* * *
THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER re-
lationship of Miss Waldorf and
Miss Loeblich is an old story to the
speech department actresses. They
were identically related in "The
Jim Bob Stephenson, whose
most recent accomplishment was
the characterization of Mr.
Grimes in "On Borrowed Time,"
will play Tom, the son, a mis-
fit in his environment and a
Stephenson has also been seen
in major roles in "The Rivals,"
"Devil's Disciple," "Beggar on
Horseback" and "The Blue Bird."
MR. O'CONNOR, the Gentle-
man Caller, will be played by Ted
Heusel, wro recently played Dr.
Evans in "On Borrowed Time."
Tickets for the four perform-
ances will be on sale at the The-
atre box office at tte Micrigan
League from 10 a.m. to curtain,
SL also received official word
from Piof. Lionel H. Laing, chair-
man of the Uppercass Advisory
Program that a third section of
music Lit 41 will be offered in
the fall in Haven Hall. The extra
section came out of an SL survey
last year and a subsequent peti-
tion for another music lit class
to take care of part of the stu-
* * *
THE LEGISLATURE also ap-
proved the Congregational Dis-
ciples Guild Ice Cream Social to
be given from 7 to 12 p.m. this
Friday and Saturday on the lawns
of the Congregational Church and
Proceeds of the social will be
used to support a Displaced Per-
son. Tickets will be on sale to-
morrow and Friday at the Diag.
Prof. Laing, guest of SL this
week, discussed thep roblems and
relations with students as chair-
man of the Upperclass Advisory
LAING discussed student voting
procedure on campus and suggest-
ed that an honest election at the
cost of a lower percentage ofvoters
was better than a large body of
voters with a few fraudulent pro-
He also talked about the merits
of the Hare system of voting (pro-
portional representation) and the
possibilities of dividing the voting
campus into districts.
By The Associated Press
man talked business with Budget
Director Frank Pace yesterday as
he polished up the radio message
he scheduled tonight to explain
the new economic course he has
charted for the nation.
* * *
DETROIT - Forty-eight city
employes filed suit in Circuit
Court yesterday to block the city
from inquirinig ino their polit-
ical beliefs or affiliations. Judge
Thomas F. Maher directed May-
or Van Antwerp, council mem-
bers andother city officials to
appear before him July 20 and
show cause why an injunction
should not be issued.
* * ;*
WASHINGTON-The State De-
partment said yesterday that
Shanghai police, backed by armed
Chinese Communist soldiers, tried
to get U.S. Consul William M.
Olive to sign a denunciation of the
American Government while he
was held on a charge of violating
traffic laws. Olive was forced by
brutal beatings to sign the "Con-
fession" and "apology" which was
published last week in Shanghai,
the Department said.
NEW YORK-City Council-
man Benjamin J. Davis, Jr.,
Communist conspiracy trial de-
fendant, admitted yesterday in-
formation in his auto license
application and voting regis-
tration was false.
The admissions were made un-
der cross-examination by U.S.
Attorney John F. X. McGohey.
* * *
WASHINGTON - The House
Armed Services Committee side-
tracked new military unification
lcilatinn tora.p nosgihlv for the
Think twice next time you
meet a girl on campus and de-
cide to go her way instead of
to your original destination.
Irv Gallatin, '49E, was near
Haven Hall when he met the
pert, brunette best girl of his
best friend, who was going to
the League-so he decided to
go to the League.
Next thing Irv heard a
crackling sound and a branch
from the maple tree above them
came plummeting down, land-
ing on Irv's head. Health Serv-
ice treatment for a lacerated
scalp was required.
How's he going to explain to
his best friend that a branch
fell on his head?
Gover nor to
The campus will play host to
Gov. G. Mennen Williams tonight
when he speaks on "The State
Looks at Education" at 8 p.m. in
the Rackham Lecture Hall.
The governor's address will add
the finishing touches to an all day
Placement and Guidance Confer-
ence sponsored by the Bureau of
THIS WILL BE Gov. Williams'
first official visit to Ann Arbor
since he attended the premiere of
the Union Opera production of
"Froggy Bottom" in March.
After his address, the gover-
nor will meet with the staff of
The Daily for a special press
The Placement and Guidance
Conference will pttract business
representatives and college place-
ment ocicials from the entire mid-
WORKSHOPS will meet from
10 a.m. until noon and from 2 to
4 p.m. in the Business Adminis-
A special program considering
employment opportunities for
women will be part of the con-
ference also. This phase of the
day's activities will get under
way at 4:10 p.m. in the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall.
Among the speakers will be Dora
Heilman, County Supervisor of
tht Bureau of Social Aid, Saginaw;
Harriet Russell, Director of Train-
ing of the Wurzburg Co., Grand
Rapids; and Olive Saunders of
the Chrysler Corp, personnel de-
One of Canada's most distin-
guished scholars, Prof. Charles
Marius Barbeau, will deliver to-
night's American-Canadian Rela-
tions lecture at 7:30 p.m. in the
"The Folklore of French Can-
ada" will be the topic of tonight's
Tomorrow Prof. Barbeau will
talk on "Modality, Rhythm and
Style in French Canadian Folk
Songs" at 4:15 p.m. in Kellogg
The noted Canadian scholar will
help Le Cercle Francais celebrate
the French national holiday to-
morrow night when he addresses
the French club on "Les arts tra-
ditionnels au Canada" at 8 p.m. in
* * *
TOMMIES MOVE INTO LONDON DOCKS TO UNLOAD SHIPS
-British soldiers march on to a London pier to undertake the
unloading of perishable food cargoes of ships tied up by the
current stevedores' strike.
Docks Seized by Troops
government formally seized the
Port of London yesterday to force
a showdown with striking dock
workers, but the wildcat walkout
A five-man emergency commit-
tee, armed with extraordinary
powers, was appointed to run the
docks on behalf of the nation.
As UAW Head
ter Reuther crushed a weak left-
wing opponent yesterday to win
his third term as CIO-United Auto
The million - member Union's
other three top officers were swept
back in at the same time by con-
REUTHER led W. G. Grant, his
lone opponent, by a 20 to 1 margin
when he hit the majority mark of
the convention's 8,780 votes. At
that stage, with the necessary 4,-
391 votes, Grant had only 260.
Grant is a former president of
Local 600 at the Ford Motor
Company's big Rouge Plant near
Detroit. He was nominated by
a left-wing UAW faction led by
Detroit unionists and called the
"Progressive Unity Caucus."
Most of his support came from
left - wing locals in Detroit,
Cleveland and New York.
Other "Progressive Unity" nom-
inees fare donly slightly better.
* * *
SECRETARY - Treasurer Emil
Mazey and Vice-Presidents Rich-
ard T. Gosser and John W. Liv-
ingston ran only a little behind
their leader in winning their sec-
This year, for the first time, the
2,400 delegates voted for their
AS ARMY AND Navy reinforce-
ments moved in, hundreds of dock
workers joined the work stoppage.
which the government blames on
Communist agitation. Strike lead-
ers deny they aie Communists.
At the end of the day 13,296
dockers-more than half the
London labor force of 25,000-_
had failed to report for work.
This meant 3,077 had gone out
since last night. Official figures
showed 127 ships were held idle
and eight were loading or un-
loading cargoes with under-
manned stevedore crews.
The strike spread even beyond
the Thames waterfront. About
2,000 drivers and porters at Smith-
field, London's biggest meat mar-
ket, announced they will "refuse
to handle cargoes brought ashore
S* * * i
THE ARMED SERVICES sent
2,380 soldiers and sailors to the
docks, where some servicemen
have been assigned daily since
last Thursday. Detachments be-
gan unloading meat and other
food from 17 ships.
Sir Alexander Maxwell, 69, a
retired civil servant, was named
chairman of the dock emergency
The five committeemen will con-
trol all port activities, backed up
by 19 stiff regulations drafted un-
der the Emergency Act of 1920.
ANY ATTEMPT TO interfere
with the committee's work is sub-
ject to summary trial. The act
carries a penalty of up to three
months in prison and $400 fine.
FARGO, N.D. - ()- A college
romance which began on the cam-
pus of the University of Michigan
was climaxed by a wedding here
Robert Chappuis, former Michi-
gan All-American football star,
took as his bride, Ann Gestie,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emory
Workers To Vote
Truman tried to avert a steel
strike yesterday without using the
Taft-Hartley Act but the U.S.
Steel Corporation flatly rejected
The President asked both sides
to continue operations for 60 days
beyond the Saturday strike dead-
line-or until Sept. 14-while a
special board studied the dispute
and made recommendations.
A FEW HOURS after "Big Steel"
turned down that proposal, Re-
public Steel Corporation of Cleve-
land also rejected it. Republic
promised "full cooperation" with
any board of inquiry which might
be named under Taft-Hartley Act
The Bethlehem Steel Com-
pany followed suit, giving much
the same reasons. B. A. Homer,
company president, announced
in New York he had sent a tele-
gram to Mr. Truman rejecting
This development threw the
steel labor crisis into tingling un-
GOVERNMENT officials had
nursed high hopes that the CIO
steelworkers union and the major
steel companies would agree to
Concerning Fairless' action, a
White House aide said last
night: "No comment." __
It was not known immediately
whether the union now would con-
tinue its strike plan or whether it
would decide to postpone the strike
regardless of the company's atti-
tude. Philip Murray, president of
the union, had said earlier that
the steelworkers would decide to-
day whether to accept the Presi-
* * *
THE PRESIDENT ignored the
bitterly controversial injunction
procedures of the Taft-Hartley
Act, a law which he has been
busily trying to wipe off the books.
Those procedures can be used
whenever the President believes
that a stoppage imperils the na-
tional health or safety.
Instead, he sought to settle
the deadlocked wage-and-pen-
sion dispute by voluntary meth-
ods, roughly in line with his own
proposals for dealing with na-
tional strike emergencies.
A total of 28 student organiza-
tions are active on campus this
summer, according to final figures
from the Office of Student Af-
* * *
American Veterans' Committee
-John Sloss! Le Cercle Francais
-James A. Evans; Chinese Stu-
dents' Club-K. T. Woo; Christian
Science Organization-Jean Eng-
strom, Phillip Hildner; Congrega-
tional Disciples Guild-Bruce Ed-
wards; Gamma Delta Lutheran
Student Club - Gus Butterbach;
Graduate Outing Club - Edith
Kovach; Graduate Student Coun-
* * *
Hillel Foundation -Fay Gold-
berg; Hindustan Students' Asso-
ciation-B. N. Mehra; Hostel Club
--J. R. Gehring; Inter Arts Union
--William B Trousdale; Interco-
operative Council - Daniel W.
Feldman; Interguild - Harold R.
Carver; International Students'
Association-Eino Kainlauri; Lu-
theran Studen tAssociation-Or-
SHADES OF SALEM?
Detroit Probe Called
witch Hunst by U' Prof.
By ARLYNN ROSEN
"Proceedings in Detroit city gov-
ernment so far seem to resemble
a witch hunt, Prof. C. Ferrel
Heady, Jr. said.
"More loyal civil service em-
ployes are likely to be hurt than
those that are actual Commu-
nists," Prof. Heady commented on
the recent proposals in Detroit to
oust Communists from city gov-
* * *
A THREE-MAN temporary loy-
al+y hnarr3 ac a nnninted ast netmki
four top officers at the same time. F. Gestie of Fargo. Chappuis is
The constitution was amended to the son of Mr. and Mrs. S F.
make the change possible. Time- Chappuis of Toledo, Ohio, who
saving was the reason given. attended the wedding.
cials to fire known "subversive"
persons are underway.
* * *
"THERE IS NO doubt that such
municipal action is constitution-
al," Prof. Heady explained.
"The Supreme Court's atti-
tude is that constitutional rights
are not involved in matters of
employment. Government has
the prerogative to decide the
basis of employment," he went
"It is extremely important,
SUMMER LECTURE SERIES:
Resources Ample Declares Boyd
Ample mineral resources exist in
order to maintain our present
economy, according to James
tnvriA i a,. fa TT C Rii,,.ni
needs by importing from other
countries, by substitution and by
discovering better methods of
of its oil, while producing 40 per
cent of its energy.
Speaking of domestic produc-
tion of minerals, Boyd pointed