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VOL. LIX, No. 5 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SATURDAY, SEPT. 25, 1948

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Group Says
Meeting Not
Run by Reds
Factions Argue
Issue with Daily
Fourteen American Veteran's
Committee members today vigor-
ously denied that they were Com-
munists controlled at Wednesday
night's explosive meeting.
At a stormy two-hour session
with Daily Senior Editor in the
Student Publications Building the
14-man group repudiated charges
leveled by AVC Chairman Dave
Babson.
EARLIER BABSON charged
that Wednesday night's meeting
was packed by Communists and
their sympathizers under the
leadership of Ed Shaffer.
Today he modified that state-
ment to say it appeared that
avowed Communist Shaffer con-
tolled the meeting where two
controversial resolutions were
approved.
One of the resolutions in ques-
tion condemned the action of AVC
national officers who expelled
Daily Worker Editor John Gates
from the Veterans Organization.
* * *
THE RESOLUTION further
blasted the national officers for
failture to act on questions of
UMT, racial problems, housing,
the draft, civil liberties and infla-
tion.
This resolution was passed .by
a vote of 26 to 8 with several
members abstaining.
The second resolution con-
demned the University for its re-
fusal to allow Communist Carl
Winters (now under indictment
by the federal government) to
speak at a civil liberties forum
slated for next week.
THE RESOLUTION also killed
the proposed forum and instead
appropriated $100 from the $700
balance in the chapter's treasury
q to fight the University's ban on
indicted speakers.
During the heated meeting
both Babson and AVC Treas-
urer Ed Tumin admitted they
were mistaken in their charge
that a group of transfer stu-
dents from Brooklyn College
were in the Shaffer faction.
One of the 14 irate individuals,
Nicholas Dancy, said that none of
the group had met previously but
were together only to protest The
Daily story and refute Babson's
charges.
HE SAID the 26 to 8 vote indi-
cated no "split" in the organiza-
tion as charged.
But Babson, under heavy fire
from the protesting group, said
he would continue to fight to
have the contested resolutions
repealed.
"If the protesting group does
not like my stand they can ask for
my resignation as chairman of
AVC," Babson said. He also said
that if he loses his fight to have
the resolutions repealed he will
tender his resignation voluntar-
ily.
* * *
HE SAID that unless every
member of the Communist Party
is expelled from AVC it will not
remain a successful liberal or-
ganization.
Although members of the 14-
man protest giroup supported
the contested resolution to
vr-ing degrees they were united in

their opposition to Babson's
charges that they were con-
trolled by anyone.
Ten of the group signed state-
ments for The Daily saying they
voted according to their beliefs on
individual issues that arose.
* * *
AND HERBERT ARONSON for-
mally charged Babson with mis-
use of office in making charges
to the newspapers as AVC chair-
man when he was not represent-

By BUD WEIDENTHAL
Associate Sports Editor
With all the glamour of a Hollywood premiere, the Wolverines of
Michigan and the Spartans of Michigan State will lift the lid on the
1948 football season in East Lansing this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. EST.
It will be a two-way debut for the intra-state rivals-the Spartans
cutting the ribbon on their new 50,000 seat stadium, the Wolverines
presenting their new head Coach Bennie Oosterbaan.
The Maize and Blue will be primed, sharpened and ready to
roll against the challenging Spartans who have not been able to beat
their arch rivals since 1937.

* * *

*

READY FOR THE OPENER ... Starting in the lower left-hand corner and proceeding clock-wise
for Michigan are Al Wistert, tackle; Dick Rifenhurg, end; Stu Wilkins at guard; center Dan
Dworsky; Captain Dom Tomasi, guard; End Ed McNeill, and Al Wahl, at tackle. The Spartan line,
from left to right, consists of John Gilman, Bud Gasser, Don Mason, Bob McCurry, Ed Bagdon,
Hal Vogler, and Warren Huey. George Smith is at quarter, George Guerre at left half, Lynn Chad-
nois at right, and Jim Blenkhorn at full.

Regents Will Determine
Fate of Workers Class

Final action to determine the
fate of the University's Workers'
Education Service-charged with
teaching Marxism-is expected at
the Regents' October meeting.
The allegations, made last May
by G.M. economist Adam K.
Stricker before a House labor sub-
* * *
Adult School
To Be Located
In Felch Park
City Exchanges Park
For 'U' Golf Course
Adult education facilities of the
University may soon receive a sub-
stantial shot in the arm.
The Board of Regents yesterday
approved the exchange of some 50
acres of the former Huron Hills
Golf Club and $10,000 to the city
of Ann Arbor for rights to Felch
Park.
The Board implied that the two
and a half acre park east of the
Rackham School of Graduate
Studies may become the site of an
adult education center.
* * *
ALTHOUGH FEW details of the
proposed center have been releas-
ed, University officials early stated
that the education building will
include dining and sleeping facil-
ities and meeting and conference
quarters.
City officials Monday an-
nounced that the former golf
club southeast of Ann Arbor will
be reconditioned for future play
with the accompanied $10,000
portion of the trade.
A complete face-lifting will take
place and a starting shelter will
be erected before the city form-
ally opens its second municipal
golf course, Monday's common
council meeting revealed.

committee, have been under re-
view by the Board. Awaiting the
final decision, classes in the fall
program of the service were sus-
pended.
Charges of labor bias in the Ed-
ucation Service brought quick de-
nials from President Alexander G.
Ruthven to Senators Taft and
Hartley, chairmen of the Commit-
tee.
THE BOARD also appointed
Prof. Harold M. Dorr acting chair-
man of the political science de-
partment to temporarily replace
Prof. James K. Pollock now on
sabbatical leave.
Leaves of absence were grant-
ed Prof. Walter F. Colby, of the
physics department who will ac-
cept an assignment with the
Atomic Energy Commission, in
Washington, D.C., and his wife,
Prof. Martha Colby, of the psy-
chology department.
Prof. William Haber, of the eco-
nomics department, now serving
as an advisor on displaced persons
to Gen. Lucius Clay, in Europe,
was granted an extension of leave.
Dean Albert C. Furstenberg, of
the medical school was given leave
for approximately six weeks, be-
ginning Oct. 1, to act as a special
consultant to the Surgeon-Gen-
eral of the U.S. Army, in Japan
and Korea.

World News At A Glance
By The Associated Press
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL-Twenty-six Jews suspected of terrorism
broke from the Tel Aviv area prison camp. Police captured all but one
in an hour manhunt.
* * * C
BIENOS AIRES-President Juan Peron accused John Grif-
fith, former cultural attache of the U.S. embassy, or organizing a
plot to assassinate him and .oppie his government.
* 4- * *
LOS A.NGELES-Gov. Thomas E. Dewey pledged to wage a
war- of truth against Communism-a "mighty worldwide coun-
ter-offensive"-if he wins the presidency.
* * *- *
YOUNGSTOWN, O.-Henry Wallace said tonight that if Russia
stifles freedom and encourages dictatorship, those charges are "at
least equally true of the present foreign policy of Truman and Dewey."
LA PAZ, BOLIVIA--More thanI 20 leaders of the right wing
National Revolutionary Movement were under arrest and accused
of slibversive plotting.
J3ERLINF ---irh: Ru s iatummed anti-aircraft fire into the
crowded airlift corridor-without hitting anything.
* * * *
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia--The government radio renewed a
charge that U.S. counter-intelligence corps agents plotted to murder
Defense Minister Ludvik Svoboda. It added the charge the U.S.
agents tried to seize former Justice Minister Prokop Drtina.
BIUE NOS AIRES-I'araguayan sources said a plot against
President Natalicio Gonzalez of that country was discovered and
quashed. Paraguay was reported calm after some arrests were
made.
WASir1N(Y I ON - Russia proposed putting Japanese industry
under international control for several years to prevent Japan from
rebuilding its war machine.

Students Given,
Fellowships
Six Awards Made by
Atomic Commission
Six University students have
been awarded sizable fellowships
by the Atomic Energy Commission
to carry on pure research.
Numbered among 162 young
scientists throughout the nation
granted Atomic Energy Commis-
sion fellowships, the six University
students will probe fields of nuc-
lear physics, chemistry and math-
ematics in its relation to super-
sonic air travel and ship design.
CARRYING A GRANT of $2,400
each, the fellowships went to the
following:
William Nemerever, 27, work-
ing on a Ph.D. in math; Ward
Sangren, 25, working on Ph.D.
in math; George F. Dasher, 26,
working an Ph.D. in chemistry;
Clay L. Perry, 28, working on
Ph.D. in math; Maxwell Fowl-
er, 30, working on Ph.D. in phy-
sics and Robert Shreffler, 30,
working on Ph.D. in physics.
Most of the men will work in
close conjunction with topflight
University professors who are ex-
perts in the fields to be studied.
The Atomic Energy Commis-
sion has released no specific de-
tails of the type of .work to be
carried on by the men.

THE YEARLING Michigan mentor will throw a veteran eleven
into the fray in an attempt to keep a 14 game victory chain unbroken
for last year's Big Nine and Rose Bowl champs.
With the men who make the odds the Ann Arborites are four
touchdown favorites and should they prove correct.it would indi-
cate another banner year for the "glamour boys of 1947" and a
successful debut for Coach Oosterbaan.
Missing will be the dream backfield of Chappuis, Elliott, Weisen-
berger and Yerges, but moving up to fill in the gap will be another
passing and running quartet that could spell terror to the Green and
White this afternoon.
AT THE TAILBACK slot coach Oosterbaan will start Gene
Derricotte, a potential All-American, whose passing arm may be the
key to the Wolverine offense.
At wingback will be veteran Walt Teninga, at fullback Tom
Peterson and in the signal calling slot Pete Elliott, completing his
fourth complete season as a first liner.
Dick Kempthorn, the Wolverine's hard tackling defensive fullback
will see little or no action because of an ankle injury and will be
replaced by John Ghindia.
* * * *
UP FRONT THE MAIZE AND BLUE line will be chuck full of
veterans from end to end. The same boys that tackled, sliced and
blocked their way to national supremacy last season will line up on
the 40-yard line at the opening whistle thiis afternoon.
At the ends will be Dick Rifenburg and Ed McNiell. Rifenburg
' is a member of last year's offensive eleven while McNeill will be
playing his first regular offensive ball since his 17-year-old days
back in 1945.
A couple of hard driving and hard tackling hombres will be
holding down the tackle spots. Al Wistert and Ralph Kohl, who are
holdovers from last year's defensive team, have gained enough speed
and finesse to take over the job of opening the holes for Wolverine
ball-carriers.
* * * *
CAPTAIN DOM TOMASI will pair with Stu Wilkins at guard and
Dan Dworsky will make his debut as the regular offensive center.
By way of reserve strength, the Maize and Blue mentor has
a few aces up his sleeve to throw at the Spartans. In the backfield
a couple of flashy sophomores, Leo Koceski and Chuck Ortma n
will probably see plenty of action while such newcomers as Al
Wahl, Harry Allis, Ossie Clark, and Bill Glenroth will get the
call in the line.
State Coach Biggie Munn will toss a host of veterans at the
Wolverines, most of whom saw action in last year's 55-0 drubbing.
* * * *
Fans Invade East Lansing
For Opening Grid Contest
By GEORGE WALKER
All roads lead to the center of the state today, to a little town
where 52,000 people will gather to witness the coronation of His Maj-
esty, theGreat King Football.
Nearby highways will be packed with thousands of buses and
cars, all jammed with a great throng of loyal subjects intent on ob-
serving the royal spectacle.
And, according to the Weather Bureau, it'll be a great day for a
football game. They predict blue skies and warmer weather, a very
pleasant prophecyfor the congregation of fans and state officials who
will gather to watch the traditional gridiron struggle and participate
in the dedication of MSC's new Macklin Field Stadium.
* * * *
IN THE VANGUARD of the great procession today is the team
itself, which left Ann Arbor early last night for Jackson, where they
stayed at the Hayes Hotel prior to moving on to East Lansing, this
morning.
Not far behind them, and in their own private car-a bright
yellow '49 model, will follow Michigan's cheerleaders, probably
utilizing the time along the way to work themselves into a frenzy
of enthusiasm. For the spectators, these most ardent fans promise
a whole bag of new tricks.
But the greatest sight of all-outside of the game itself-will be
Michigan's 120-piece band, clad in bright yellow and blue uniforms,
marching in the brilliant formations that have made them famous
throughout the country.

FROM THE PROGRI;ssIVE CA RAVAN:
I Taylor Campaign Tour Exhilarating, Not Typical

Gopher Tickets
To Go on Sale
Four hundred tickets for the
student special to the Minnesota
game will go on sale at 8 a.m.
Monday in University Hall.
The ticket price of $36.50 covers
round trip train fare and the
game ticket. No game tickets will
be sold separately according to

By ART HIGBEE
Ever accompany a national
candidate on a campaign tour?
This reporter did, going with
Senator Glen Taylor of Idaho on
the last two laps-Pontiac and
Flint-of a two-day tour of Michi-
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candidate's caravan-two cars in-
stead of a special train-was ea-
ger, impromptu, amateurish.
* * *
WE LEAVE Ann Arbor and
head for Pontiac under escort of a
State Police car operated by a

John Ciardi, former Hopwoodc
winner and Army flyer, now an
assistant professor at Harvard.
* * *
WE FOLLOW in a second car
driven by Allen Sayler, veteran of{
the labor movement and present

city motorcycle policemen join us
and escort us into town, ignoring
stop lights, with sirens screaming.
The experience gives you an exhil-
arating-and very fleeting-sense
of power.
* * *

Detroit hotel.) Today, Taylor's
given five speeches and a press
conference. With another
speech coming up, he sits back
and catches some rest.
At Flint, we pick up another
motorcycle escort and whip across

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