2A - Thursday, December 10, 2009
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2A - Thursday, December10, 2009 The Michigan Daily - michigandailycom
In Other Ivory Towers Off the Beaten Path
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The Red Scare at Wayne State
Just as it invaded Holly-
wood and Washington, D.C.,
McCarthyism and the para-
noia associated with it made
an impact on campus culture
at southeast Michigan univer-
sities in the 1940s and 1950s.
An article in The Michi-
gan Daily article headlined,'
"Campus Groups Branded
'Red,' " printed May 10, 1950,
cites concern over two student
organizations on the Wayne
State University campus that
had been labeled communist
fronts by a prominent student
and former communist, Glen
The Young Progressives of
America and the Labor Youth
League were not officially
communist organizations but
were labeled such, due to their
leftist platforms and accusa-
tions of active "infiltration"
of other organizations with "desire to yield to current
communist ideals. pressures by denying forth-
In the article, Irving right that the YP's were a
claims that while participat- front!"
ing in these organizations he MacDougall told the Daily
was assigned to "infiltrate" that Irving was "a product of
Wayne's Newman Club - a the present Communist hys-
Roman Catholic organization teria brought about by the
- and win "support for the world crisis."
communist program" from Labor Youth League
organization leaders. Chairman Hy Bershard said
Neither of the groups' lead- that while his group was not
ers were surprised by Irving's a front organization, many
statements, the Daily report- of its members were Com-
ed, but both took issue with it. munists and the chapter kept
The president of the "the closest fraternal rela-
Young Progressives of Amer- tions" with the Communist
ica, Gordon MacDougall, Party.
responded, stating, "The The Daily article did not
group is not being run for address the leaders' posi-
the benefit of the Communist tions on whether Irving's
Party platform rather than accusation of being asked
for that established by the to "infiltrate" the Newman
National YP." Club was true.
He would not, however, -ALIBEYDOUN
Members of the Michigan Mobile Phone Ensemble, perform student-written
pieces on Apple iPod Touches in Britton Recital Hall yesterday.
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young boy's tongue from a
metal pole on Tuesday morn-
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to school and firefighters used
warm water to help him. A fire-
figher reported that the boy's
tongue was only bleeding a little
so he continued to school.
If the Students for Progres-
sive Governance collects
1,000 signatures to validate
Student Assembly constitution,
the proposals will be consid-
ered by a campus-wide ballot.
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