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VOL. LXII, No. 192 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JULY 24, 1952
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DEMOCRATS GET MIXED UP WHILE STAGING CANDIDATE DEMONSTRATIONS
Truman Calls Steel Conference Today
SEN. KEFAUVER CONSULTS WITH SEVERAL "GRASS ROOTS" SUPPORTERS
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Gives Brief Peace
Platform Proposes Compromise
Between Feuding North and South
The convention adjourned at 1 a.m. this morning after adopt-
ing the party platform by voice vote as presented by the Platform
Though there were numerous "nays" when Permanent Chair-
man Sam Rayburn asked for the vote, he ruled that "In the opin-
ion of the chair the ayes have it."
The convention will resume at 11 a.m. today with what might
be a sharp fight over the platform.
CONVENTION HALL, Chicago-(JP)-Alben W. Barkley, doughty
Democratic patriarch, summoned the schism-threatened party legions
last night to unite in a renewed "crusade" for victory over the GOP.
And for the moment, the Democratic National Convention closed
ranks in a tremendous thiobbing ovation for the 74-year-old Vice
President who hid the hurt in his heart over being forced from the
Presidential nominating race.
GOV. ADLAI STEVENSON of Illinois was out ahead in that race,
still saying he wasn't running. President Truman was, for the moment,
keeping hands off.
Here in thin tremendous Convention amphitheater, Dixie dele-
gates who had seemed ready to bolt in a rage over a loyalty oath,
grabbed up state banners and paraded with all the rest in a long,
roaring demonstration for Barkley.
For a while it had appeared that South Carolina, at least, and
probably Virginia and Louisiana would take a walk. They talked of it
BUT THEN SAM RAYBURN of Texas, taking over as permanent
chairman of the Convention, dropped a hint that so far as he was
concerned the loyalty pledge would not be forced upon them.
"It is my thought," Rayburn said, "that every delegate seated
here has a right to be here and each and every one of them shall
have decent and courteous treatment."
And a high ranking member of Congress with a position of in-
fluence in the Convention said he believed that meant Rayburn would
rule the three states were entitled to vote on all matters coming before
the Democratic conclave.
AT DOWNTOWN Convention headquarters in the Conrad Hilton
Hotel, platform makers wound up their 'round-the-clock labors and
approved a 1952 declaration of party policies and principles with a
civil rights plank they hope will have both Northern and Southern
The drafting crew brought the 6,000-word document before the
Convention for approval early this morning. Northern leaders and
some from the South were saying that a kind of amity had been
reached on the civil rights plank-that there would be no floor fight
but there were rumblings of "red hot protests" to come from Ala-
bama and perhaps some other Southern states.
Last night in Convention Hall, the show was all Barkley's.
EARLIER LAST NIGHT the word sped through the big hall that
President Truman apparently changing signals, had decided for the
moment at least, to keep hands off the contest for a Presidential
nominee. In that contest it still looked like Gov. Adlai Stevenson
against the field.
Reports from the Michigan delegation yesterday indicated that
the group and its chairman, Gov. G. Mennen Williams, were ready
to walk in opposite directions.
Williams told a morning press conference the Michigan delega-
tion would vote to seat the Shivers, or anti-administration delegation
from Texas. The Michigan delegation, in the absence of Williams,
Truman yesterday called the top
union and industry leaders in the
nation-wide steel dispute to a
White House conference today in
a personal effort to end the crip-
pling 52-day old strike.
The White House said Truman
summoned CIO President Philip
Murray and President Benjamin
W orl ews
By The Associated Press
St. Lawrence Seaway ...
told the International Joint Com-
mission she would go ahead with
the St. Lawrence Seaway if per-
mission is granted on a proposed
St. Lawrence river hydro-electric
Soft Coal Contract ...
for Western Pennsylvania coal op-
erators said yesterday he has been
informed that John L. Lewis, pres-
ident of the United Mine Workers,
has served notice the UMW is ter-
minating its soft coal agreement
in 60 days.
Earthquake Deport ...
estimates of Monday's earthquake
damage ranged up to 100 million
dollars yesterday as one more
name went on the death list and
aftershocks continued to rock
Michigan Storms .. .
Michigan property owners sur-
veyed damage yesterday from a
new series of freakish summer
storms that led to five deaths.
Lashing winds, reported to have
reached a velocity of 90 miles an
hour, damaged homes and crops,
particularly in. Southwestern
Large areas of the Upper Pen-
insula also weie hard hit. Some
districts were isolated, with com-
munications lines down.
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Jackson Fugitive .
ST. JOSEPH, Michg-A fugitive
from Southern Michigan prison,
Thomas Martin, surrendered to
state police today after fouir davs
Fairless of U. S. Steel to meet
with him early this morning.
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IN ANNOUNCING the Presi-
dent's dramatic new bid to bring
peace to the strike-paralyzed steel
industry, Presidential Secretary
Joseph Short told newsmen that
possible use of the 1948 Selective
Service (draft) Act was being "re-
The act permits seizure of de-
fense plants under certain emer-
It was reported last week that
seizure of a small portion of the
industry under the Draft Act was
TEHRAN, Iran - P) - Anti-
American feeling 'rose yesterday
in many parts of Tehran with the
easing of a domestic crisis that
saw rightist Ahmed Qavam ousted
from the Premiership and nation-
alist Mohammed Mossadegh re-
turned to power with increased
A belief developed among Iran-
ians that the United States had
supported Qavam, advocate of a
British - Iranian oil settlement,
against Mossadegh, the guiding
spirit of Iran's oil nationalization
program. Qavam himself was var-
iously reported under arrest or a
receiving "serious consideration"
at the White House. It would ap-
ply chiefly to plants producing
special steel for guns, ammuni-
tion, tanks, etc.
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TRUMAN'S DECISION to take
personal charge of the long-stale-I
mated negotiations came amidI
these related developments:
1. Secretary of Defense Lovett
compared the impact of the steel
strike on the nation's defense
production program to a devast-
ating attack by enemy bombers.
He warned that it may soon
have serious effects on the rate
of U. S. fire power in Korea.
2. Unemployment directly stem-
ming from the steel strike edged
close to the two-million mark.
Total loss to the national econ-
omy was estimated at four billion
Both sides in the great steel con-
troversy have virtually agreed on
all major points in dispute except
the question of compulsory union
membership-the union shop.
The CIO Steel Workers Union
served notice Monday that it
would insist on its demand for
a union shop.
In addition, the steel compan-
ies are seeking to persuade the
government that they need sub-
stantial price boosts for their steel
to cover any wage boosts granted
to the steel workers.
Meanwhile, the threat of a new
major labor dispute arose - this
time in the coal industry.
By JACK BERGSTROM
Special.To The Daily
CHICAGO-In the noise and
confusion of this Democratic Con-
vention there is one person who
has been completely overlooked-
he is the little guy walking around
with a badge on his lapel that
Joe Delegate has been complete-
ly submerged in the avalanche of
candidates, campaign managers,
public relations men, newspaper
and radio men, hucksters, demon-
strators, and spectators.
THE AVERAGE delegate has be-
come no more than a statistic
which is manipulated by the pupi-
teers in the smoke-filled rooms
who decide which way he shall
swing and at what time.
It is impossible to see any evi-
dence of delegate activity or in-
fluence. All the activity is in the
press offices of the candidates,
and in the news rooms of the
newspapers and press services.
Perhaps the delegate's difficul-
ty in making himself heard lies
in the fact that he is badly out-
numbered. There are 1230 dele-
gates to this convention and ap-
proximately 3,000 newspapermen
to report it.
The booster corps of the near
dozen candidates numbers into
the hundreds. Add to this several
thousand more pepsi-givers, or-
chid-pinners, button-passers, or-
der-keepers, pass-checkers, er-
rand-runners and you can't find
a delegate without a microscope.
The average delegate knows
much less about what is going on
at the convention than the aver-
age TV viewer..There is too much
happening in too many places for
him to be conscious of more than
a small part of it.
After all, all a delegate has to
do is vote.
By The Associated Press
Allied and Communist truce ne-
gotiators met for 26 minutes in
secret session early today with no
indication of progress in the dead-
locked Korean armistice talks.
There was agreement to meet
Outdoor Concert To Feature
Two Bands, Carilloneurs
Outdoor concert lovers will have a triple threat musical program
in store for them when the University summer session band, the Cass
Technical High School Band and the two campus carilloneurs com-
bine their talents to present an open air concert at 7:30 p.m. today.
The concert will be presented from the steps of the Rackham
Bldg. In case of rain, it will be switched to Hill Auditorium.
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SIX SELECTIONS by the summer session band will lead off the
program. Conducted by Prof. William D. Revelli, the band will play:
Dead at 80
ANN ARBOR-Walter Harper
North, Chief Justice of the Mich-
igan Supreme Court, died in Uni-
versity Hospital last night at the
age of 80.
He had been admitted to the
hospital here July 8 after spend-
ing some time in Lansing hos-
pitals for treatment of arthritis.
Justice North spent 46 of his 52
years as a member of the bar in
service on the bench.
He was Calhoun County Circuit
Judge for nearly 22 years and a
Justice of the Supreme Court for
almost 25years-all without a
break. Thus he had the longest
tenure of any Michigan judge.
As Chief Justice three times un-
der the rotating system, Justice
North ran the court firmly and
impersonally, each time stepping
aside again to be an Associate Jus-
tice. He was known for his point-
ed questioning of attorneys and
his devotion to the fundamentals
of the law.
Denza's "Funiculi Funicula," "Sla-
vonic Rhapsody No. 1" by Fried-
mann, "Simonetta" by Curzon and
Horse Race, Fashion Show, Tribal
Dance and Parade March from
Three short classics from the
seventeenth century will follow:
"Trumpet Tune" by Purcell,
"Aria" by Tenaglia and "Psalm
XVIII" by Marcello, plus Moore's
University carilloneur Prof. Per-
cival Price and Malcolm Johns
will play "The Cuckoo Waltz," a
carillon duet by J. E. Jonasson,
from nearby Baird Memorial Car-
For the lastbthree numbers,
the band will be augmented by
the Cass Technical High School
Band and assisted by Prof. Price.
The band and the carillon will
coordinate by means of a tele-
phone hookup between Burton
Tower and the band.
The three numbers will be: Cor-
onation Scene from Moussorgsky's
"Boris Godounov," conducted by
Harry Begian, conductor of the
high school band; "The Bells of
St. Mary's" by Adams, conducted
by Paul Yoder; and The Great
Gate of Kiev from "Pictures at an
Exhibition" by Moussorgsky, con-
ducted by Prof. Revelli.
was prepared to vote to seat
the Maverick, or so-called "loyal,"
Loss of Indotesia Still
Sore Subject in Holland
By BARNES CONNABLE
Special To The Daily
AMSTERDAM-Indonesia is a rich chunk of Southeastern Asia
formerly known as the Dutch East Indies.
It comprises about 3,000 islands, some of the biggest being densely
populated-Java, Sumatra, Western Borneo, Western New Guinea
IT IS ONE of the wealthiest countries in natural resources, hav-
ing vast supplies of tin, oil, coal, bauxite, manganese, copper, nickel,
gold, silver, tobacco, coffee, rubber, tea, sugar-you name it.
It was proclaimed independent from Dutch rule on August
7, 1945 following the Japanese occupation, and the helm was taken
over by a man named Achmed Soekarno. In 1949 after -four
years of warfare between Dutch and Indonesian troops it was
formally severed from the Netherlands.
That, in a nutshell, is the background of the bitterest pill the
Dutch have swallowed since they lost their own freedom during the
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Boston 10, Chicago 4
Cleveland 7, New York 3
Philadelphia 3, St. Louis 2
Cincinnati 6, Brooklyn 4
Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 1
Chicago 6, Boston 2
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NLa guib Seizes
CAIRO, Egypt-(RP)--A thrice-
wounded Egyptian war hero, avow-
ed foe of corruption in the gov-
ernment and armed forces, seized
control of the Army in a light-
ning coup yesterday and forced a
man of his choice into the Pre-
While most of Cairo slept, Maj.
Gen. Mohammed Naguib pro-
claimed himself army commander
in chief and surrounded the royal
palace and government buildings
with tanks and armored cars.
Twenty high ranking officers were
HOURS LATER, Premier Ah-
med Naguib Hilaly Pasha and his
cabinet resigned. They had taken
office only Tuesday, forming the
fifth government to serve since
anti-British mobs swept Cairo
in disastrous riots last January.
Naguib demanded that form-
er Premier Aly Maher Pasha
take the Premiership again.
Soon after, as jet fighters flew
By HARRY LUNN
The contemporary novelist's
fault lies not so much in failing
to look at the world around him
as in failing to live in it and then
report his experience, literary cri-
tic Malcolm Cowley said yester-
Discussing "Myths and Heroes
in the New American Fiction,"
Cowley gave the seventh in a ser-
ies of lectures on "Modern Views
of Man and Society."
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