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House Votes
rTo Permit
'Fair Profit'
Democrats Hit
New Proposals
WASHINGTON-(P)-Over Ad-
ministration protests, the House
yesterday voted to ban all price
controls which would prevent a
t' "reasonable profit."
Catching Administration Demo-
crats off guard, farm state legis-
lators rammed through a series
of amendments that threw fresh
r curbs on the Administration's
price controls program.
* * *
IF FINALLY enacted into law,
the amendments might cause a
review of every ceiling price fixed
by the Office of Price Stabilization
to take into account cost-plus-
profit data on all farm and in-
dustrial products.
OPS ceiling prices run into
many thousands.
Many Democrats were off the
floor when the votes were taken.
However, Majority Leader Mc-
Cormick (D-Mass.) told news-
men he believes the prospects
are favorable for reversing the
r actions.
All votes so far have been ten-
tative, subject to final approval
when the House votes on the com-
pleted bill for a new economic con-
trols law. The present law ex-
pires July 31.
* * *
LATE IN THE day, the House
beat down an attempt to deprive
the Wage Stabilization Board of
its present power to handle labor
disputes.
The House defeated by a teller
vote of 217 to 113 an amendment
by Rep. Lucas (D-Tex.) which
would have placed public mem-
bers in a majority over the com-
bined labor and industry mem-
bers.
Both the Lucas amendment and
*nother by Rep. Kersten (R-Wisc.)
would have clipped the Board's
authority to settle labor disputes.
National
Roundup

St. Louis Braces
For Flood Crest
Mississippi Expected To Reach
Highest Peak in Hundred Years
ST. LOUIS-/P)-Flood-wire St. Louis braced yesterday for the
Mississippi's worst flood in 100 years as it felt the first blows of tor-
rents which already have devastated vast areas and cities in Kansas,
Missouri and Oklahoma.
At least 23 persons are known to have lost their lives and yester-
day three unidentified youths were reported to have drowned in back-
waters of the Mississippi just south of East St. Louis, Ill.
* * * *
THE CREST of flood waters, still crippling the twin cities of Kan-
sas City on the Kansas-Missouri border, are churning down the Mis-

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Undisclosed

Issue

Korean Agreement

'U Library
Hours May
Be Extended
Top University officials have
promised to work out some exten-
sion of the proposed library hours
for the fall, according to Len Wil-
cox, '52, president of the Student
Legislature.
Wilcox, reporting an interview
with University vice-president Wil-
ber K. Pierpont, said that Pierpont
would attempt to arrange a con-
ference with President-elect Har-
land H. Hatcher, library director
Warner G. Rice and vice-president
Marvin L. Niehuss to discuss the
proposed 40,000 man-hour cut in
library service for 1951-52.
* *- *
WILCOX complained in particu-
lar about the proposed closing of
the library on Sundays. Prof. Rice
called the move necessary under
the new budget requirements.
Pierpont said that some ad-
justment would be made to open
the General Library at least
from noon until 9 p.m. on Sun-
days, Wilcox said.
Whether any revision in the li-
brary budget would have to be
made will not be discussed until
the scheduled conference, accord-
ing to Wilcox.
Pierpont said the conference will
be held before the start of the fall
semester and that adjustments
will be made before classes begin.
Attlee May Fly
To Washington
LONDON--(/)-Prime Minister
Clement Attlee may fly to Wash-
ington in August for a new series
of personal talks with President
Truman and other top American
leaders, informed sources said yes-
terday.
The informants said Britain's
rocky financial situation probably
was the original inspiration for
the idea, but that all problems
common to the two Allies would
be discussed.
The trip still is in the planning
stage, with no final arrangements
made. (State Department offi-
cials said they had had no hint
through diplomatic channels of
the impending visit.)
Attlee's last trip to Washington
last December was at a time when
the British became alarmed over
the possibility that the Korean
war might spread into an all-out
war in the Far East.

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK-A federal
jury yesterday launched a
probe into the mysterious

grand
secret
disap-

pearance of four bail-jumping
leaders of the Communist Party
in the United States.
* * *
WASHINGTON-President Tru-
man urged Congress yesterday to
increase social security insurance!
benefits if it increased relief pay-
ments.
* * *
WASHINGTON-The National
Security Council yesterday ex-
empted India from provisions of
the Kem Amendment, which bars
economic aid to any country sell-
ing war potential materials to
Iron Curtain countries.
* * *
NEW YORK-Possibility of a
reconciliation between Rita Hay-
worth and Prince Aly Khan was
reported by her attorney yesterday
-provided the Prince meets one
"primary condition."
Bartley Crum, the film star's
lawyer, staved off all attempts to
pin him down on the nature of the
condition.

>souri River to its meeting with the
Mississippi above St. Louis.
They lashed last night with full
fury at central Missouri. They
poured into 20 blocks of Jefferson
City, state capital. Electric service
to the capitol and other state
buildings was threatened by water
backing into the state power plant.
The crest is expected to hit
St. Louis Sunday. The weather
bureau predicted the Mississippi
would go to 40.5 feet, the highest
it has been since 1844.
In 1947 the river caused an es-
timated $9,000,000 damage when it
reached 40.3 feet.
City officials were confident St.
Louis could weather the blows but
they took no chances with a flood
which already has been the costli-
est in the nation's history with
damage estimated at $750,000,000.
Every major department of city
government, the fire department,
the police department, the water
division and others, were alerted
to an emergency basis in St. Louis.
MEANWHILE, in Washington,
President Truman speedily signed
a $25,000,000 flood relief bill yes-
terday and ordered government of-
ficials into action to help the
flood-stricken area.
The President signed the relief
bill less than 12 hours after re-
turning from an air inspection of
flood disaster areas in Kansas,
Missouri and Oklahoma.
Acheson Gives
Reassurances
In SpainIssue
WASHINGTON - 03) - Secre-
tary of State Dean Acheson of-
fered Britain and France reassur-
ance yesterday that they will lose
neither arms aid nor their stand-
ing as areas to be defended if this
country makes a militaryarrange-
ment with Spain.
The Secretary stated the Ameri-
can position at a news conference
shortly before dispatches from
Spain reported that an agreement
in principle had been reached on
United States use of Spanish air
and naval bases. Acheson did not
indicate the dealings had gone so
far.
HE ACKNOWLEDGED that ne-
gotiations have been going on in
the face of objections from the
two big European partners in the
West's defense, and held out to
them these two promises:
1. "It has been and is our firm
intention to see to it that if West-
ern Europe is attacked it will be
defended-and not liberated."
That was his answer to ex-
pressed fears that a deal with
Spain might mean that the
United States plans to hold at
the Pyrennes Mountains in case
of Communist attack, leaving
continental Europe to be over-
run and depending on freeing it
later by a drive-from the Span-
ish peninsula.
2. A clear priority already has
been set up for deliveries of Amer-
ican arms to Britain, France and
other members of the North At-
lantic Treaty organization and
"there will be no change in this
procedure."
The report from Spain quoted
authoritative sources as saying the
agreement in principle had been
worked out at a long conference
Tuesday between U. S. Admiral
Forrest P. Sherman and Spain's
Generalissimo Franco.
Acheson described Sherman's
talks as only "tentative and ex-
planatory." That would fit in
more or less with the Madrid re-
ports that formal details are to be
worked out later by a mission of
armed services and state depart-

Joe Walcott
Takes Title
SKnockout
Charles Stopped
In Seventh Round
PITTSBURGH-(P)-Jersey Joe
Walcott, incredible 37-year Cam-
den, N.J., scrapper, climaxed an
amazing rags to riches saga last
night by knocking out Ezzard
Charles in 55 seconds of the sev-
enth round to win the World
Heavyweight Championship.
He is the oldest man ever to
win the title.
A SMASHING left hook that
landed flush on Charles' jaw drop-
ped the 29-year-old Cincinnati
champ on his face with a stun-
ning shock. Charles tried to pull
himself up and was just about to
make it at the count of nine when
he tumbled on his back into a
neutral corner.
A 5 to 1 underdog making his
fifth bid for the crown, he al-
most won from Joe Louis in
1947. The amazing Walcott
scored one of themost stunning
upsets in recent ring history-
a-, shocking as Ray Robinson's
recent defeat by Britain's Randy
Turpin.
Walcott's payoff punch brought
a swarm of fans storming into the
ring. It was several minutes be-
fore the police could clear the
invading horde.
C, * , .
THIS DAZZLING surprise be-
fore a whopping crowd that jam-
med Forbes Field, knocked out a
Joe Louis-Charles match, tenta-
tively scheduled for New York in
September. Charles, however, was
protected by a return match con-
tract. He probably will meet Wal-
cott again instead of the Louis
match, and the Brown Bomber
will have to wait another year for
a chance.
Making the ninth defense of
the crown he won by outpoint-
ing Jersey Joe at Chicago in
June of 1949, Ezzard ran flush
into that zinging left from the
"old man of the ring.
This third match of the "series"
between these old rivals yanked
the big crowd out of its seats with
shocking speed. Instead of a cham-
See JERSEY JOE, Page 3
'Corpse' Feller
Survives Death
Described to local police as a
corpse by an anonymous phone
call last night, Siegfried Feller, '50,
returned to the land of the living
long enough to confirm rumors
of his continued existence.
Feller, former managing editor
of Generation, campus arts maga-
zine, first learned of his "demise"
when he was awakened by police
flashlights on the lawn of Angell
Hall where he had been catching
forty winks, nestled close to the
bosom of mother earth.
After proving to the satisfaction
of two husky officers that he reg-
ularly rented a room in the cam-
pus area, Feller said he had no
difficulty establishing the fact
that he was alive.
Police said that they had re-
ceived a report that there was a
dead body on the Angell Hall lawn
and had rushed over to investigate.

LONG LIVE THE KING-Watched by his 20-year-old son (right) who now becomes King Baudouin
I, King Leopold III of Belgium ends an unhappy 17-year reign as he signs the abdication document
in a single ceremony at the royal palace in Brussels. Others looking on at the historic event are
Gen. E. M. Leboutte (left), Belgian air force chief and Baron Edmond Carton DeWiart, (second
from left), court chamberlain.
RENT GOUGING UNCOVERED:
Committee Hits Servicemen's Housing

WASHINGTON-P)-A "sordid'
and rotten picture of substandard k
housing and rent gouging" of,
servicemen and their families wasz
painted yesterday by a Senate
preparedness subcommittee.
It was based on spot checks1
made by the committee's own in-
vestigators at three training cen-
ters crowded with thousands of;
men and officers called to duty
since the Korean war started. The
investigators spent from two to
four' days in each area.
THE REPORT said servicemen1
are forced to pay exorbitant rents!
to house their families in con-
verted garages, chicken coops,1
barns, tool sheds and "in one case,

a house built of whisky bottles and
beer cans."
The unusual report, which car-
ried photographs of some of the
"housing," covered Camp Breckin-
ridge, Ky., Camp Rucker, Ala., and
Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
The report said rent controls
are supposed to operate at these
centers b u t many landlords
"openly flout the directives or
rent control boards" and operate
on a basis of "get what you can."
"Rent gouging ranges from a
commonplace 100 per cent up to
500 per cent over rentals previous-
ly obtained for comparable quar-
ters," the report said, and singled
out these examples:

Gen. Renfrew Calls Student
Deferments Wise Investment
The college student deferment ally wants to can work his way
program was upheld as a "brave through college.
act of statesmanship" that will "Sixty-five per cent of the men
pay high dividends in future years now in college are paying for their
by Brig. Gen. Louis H. Renfrew, education with money they are
deputy director of the Selective now earning or have - earned, or
Service, in a speech before the through scholarships, fellowships,
Summer Education Conference and other sources other than their
last night. homes," he said.

A "doll house" in Waverly, Ky.,
originally built as a playhouse for
a small girl, that was rented for
$45 a month to a sergeant, his
wife, three children and mother-
in-law.
A "BOTTLE HOUSE" built of
old whisky bottles, beer and oil
cans and rented to a corporal and
his family of three for $25, near
Camp Breckenridge.
The report explained that un-
der the present federal Rent Con-
trol Law much of this type of
housing is exempt.
Any structure not previously
used for housing .is exempt.
Many soldiers are afraid to
report gouging landlords for fear
of being evicted, the report said.
The report requested the defense
department to make an immedi-
ate survey of the whole housing
1 situation and ask Congress for
any legislation or other corrective
measure necessary.
Envoy Meets
Iran Leaders,
TEHRAN, Iran-(M)-W. Averell
Harriman, President Truman ' s
special envoy, met Iran's legisla-
tive leaders yesterday to discuss
the Anglo-Iranian oil company
dispute which has halted oil ship-
ments from the southern Iran
fields.
The conversations were reported
still in the "explanatory" stage
with no indication that Harriman
had yet made any specific pro-
posals to break the deadlock be-
tween the British-owned company
and the Iranian government.
An official account of the meet-j
ing said he appealed to the Iran-
ians "to combine wisdom and rea-
son with enthusiasm to solve the
difficult problems" of nationaliz-
ing the Iranian oil industry.
Harriman conferred twice with
Premeir Mohammed Mossadegh
Monday and is expected to see the
Premier again tomorrow.

Delegations
End Seventh
Conference
See Alien Troops
As Vital Problem
By The Associated Press
Korean armistice talks ended
abruptly in early afternoon today
with every indication that Com-
munist and United Nations dele-
gates still are locked over a key
issue in their cease-fire agenda.
The delegates broke off their
meeting at 1:25 p.m. (10:25 p.m.,
Wednesday, Ann Arbor time) at
Kaesong after they had worked
through the noon hour without
interruption. In all, they met less
than two hours at this seventh
session.
The negotiators will meet again
tomorrow.
* * *
THE TIE-UP probably has come
on Red demands for withdrawal
of foreign troops from Korea. Red
radio , broadcasts have drummed
this demand insistently.
The seventh meeting began at
11 a.m. and 20 minutes later
the conference recessed for 30
minutes, an official Army news
release said.
UN DELEGATES arrived in Kae-
song at 10:45 a.m. by helicopter.
They went directly to the confer-
ence, site where they held a pre-
meeting huddle. The Communists
arrived five minutes later and also
met separately before the formal
conference began.
An Allied motor convoy of
communication and service per-
sonnel together with 14 corres-
pondents reached Kaesong an
hour earlier.
It was believed that some sort
of compromise might soon be
worked out to permit the nego-
tiators to finish their job of draw-
ing up an agenda.
NEWSMEN covering the sixth
session at Kaesong yesterday, not-
ed growing hostility of Communist
soldiers, policemen and residents
inside the conference city. It was
in marked contrast to the preced-
ing days.
Correspondents attributed the
change in attitude of Kaesong's
population to efforts by their
Communist rulers to discourage
any show of friendliness.
Meanwhile, on the battlefront,
a virtual unofficial cease-fire set-
tled over the entire warfront yes-
terday, but Allied planes kept up
their drumming attacks on Red
roads and rail lines.
The only ground action reported
was a brief skirmish between two
patrols on the eastern front,
northeast of Inje. Two Reds were
wounded.
The Peiping radio continued
charging that United Nations
forces are attacking despite the
Kaesong cease-fire talks.
Willow Village
To Be Exempt
From Razing
Willow Village has been declar
ed exempt from the demolition or
der originally set for July 1 which
had been extended until August
15, according to Walter Funkhous-
er, director of the Village.

The exemption means that the
Village will continue to operate
past the August 15 deadline re-
gardless of Congressional action
on the presently efiective Housing
Act of 1950.
* * *
FUNKHOUSER said that the
Village was exempted on a clause
of the demolition order which
called for the exclusion of all tem

'WORLD CRISIS':
Thorp To Speak Tonight
On 'Economic Challenge'

"Draining our universities ofr
students even for two-year service
periods would create a serious
shortage of trained industrial and
scientific personnel 10 or 15 years
from now," he declared.
* *C *C
ENGLAND IS facing such a
shortage today because she did not
defer students in either of the
world wars, he said. Russia, he
pointed out, did not draft its stu-
dents even during the Stalingrad
siege, when it was most desper-
ately in need of manpower. {
Answering t h e frequently-
voiced criticism that the defer-
ments create a "rich man's war,
a poor man's fight," Renfrew
asserted that any man who re-

AT YESTERDAY afterr
session of the conference,
Clague, commissioner of labc
tistics for the Department o.
bor, predicted that if Ame
economic achievements durin
next 25 years match the pros.
the United States won't ha
worry about winning the ecot
race with its enemies.
"By 1975 our output s]
be three times what it is
assuming that increases in
size of the labor force an
productivity continue," he
Clague also claimed that
suming the productivity ra
an American worker to be 1(
Russian worker would rate
12 on the same scale.

Willard L. Thorp, assistant sec-
retary of State for economic af-
fairs, will discuss "The New Inter-
national Economic Challenge," at
8:15 p.m. tonight in Rackham Lec-
ture Hall, as the third lecturer in
the summer series concerning "The
United States in the World Crisis."
Thorp has been with the De-
partment cf State since 1945 and
has held his present position since
1946. He was a special adviser on
economic matters at the Paris
eeace Conference and at the New
York meeting of the Council of

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CROWD OF 700 DISAPPOINTED:
Stranded in Bloomington, Players Cancel Opening

A wayward house trailer with
an addiction for breaking down
in towns named Bloomington,
caused the cancellation of the

down for the first time in Bloom-
ington, Ind., where the company
had spent a few days in last min-
ute rehearsal before beginning
their nation-wide tour.

that "there's a jinx on the
whole tour," informed the dir-
ector that they would be un-
able to arrive in time to stage
even a late performance.

ience for his spirited "apology,"
and the theatre management
announced a revision in the pro-
gram and began the long task of
exchanging and refunding tick-

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