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Party Stalemate
Prospects Rise
From Primary
MANCHESTER, N.H.-(A')-The prospects for a Republican con-
vention deadlock and some "new faces" on the Democratic ticket rose
last night out of New Hampshire's candidate-testing primary, the
nation's first in 1952.
Complete unofficial returns from the state's 297 precincts showed
Democratic Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee snapped President Tru-
man's election victory string by a decisive 20,147-16,298 vote--a margin
of 3,849.
* * * *


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IN THE REPUBLICAN "popularity" race--the preferential test-
supporters of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower put' some ballot substance
E * * behind their "I Like Ike" buttons
P ay' with a rousing 10,677-vote victory
over Senator Robert A. Taft of
KEpert S.yThe final count: Eisenhower
K efauver 46,497;. Taft 35,820.
To the winners went the nation-
U-al convention delegates-14 Presi
taPow 'er dential votes for Eisenhower, eight
forsKefauver. Of the two trium-
phant candidates, Kefauver the
"crime buster" proved himself the
Eisenhower Victory better vote-getter, percentage wise.
Not Unexpected BOTH KEFAUVER and Gen.
Eisenhower said yesterday they
By MIKE WOLFF were happy about their victories in
Campus political experts con- the New Hampshire Presidential
sidered Sen. Kefauver a serious primaries.
contender for the Democratic But the losers didn't concede
nomination as a result of Tues- anything either.
day's primary but expressed di- Kefauver, who beat President
vided opinions as to the signifi- Truman in the Presidential poli-
cance of General Eisenliower's ularity contest and also won
victory, the New Hampshire delegates
Most of the political scientists to the National Democratic Con-
felt President Truman was still venjion in Chicago, said:
strong enough to have a power- "I have won a very wonderful
ful voice at the convention al- victory.
though Kefauver's sweep had un- He promptly announced that he
doubtedly given his candidacy would enter every primary he can.
quite a boost. EISENHOWER,\who has taken
GeorgedA. Peek of the political no part in the campaign, said of
science department pointed out his victory, in the Republican pri-
that "while the voters might want mary over Senator Taft of Ohio:
a new face, the results did not "Any American who is hon-
seem to show a repudiation of the ored by so many other Amern
Democratic prograni since Ke- cans considering him for the
fauver has generally gone along Presidency should be proud or,
with Truman's policies." by golly, he is not American."
Taft's headquarters issued a
CALLING the general's victory state t h ai
an unexpected and overwhelm- "The Eisenhower managers cer-
ing defeat of Taft," Prof. Samuel tainly have little to cheer about
J. Eldersveld of the political sci- New Hampshire was their strong-
ence department claimed that the est state, . and all they could
16,000 vote plurality over Taft in get was a bare 50 per cent of the
the face of hard core Republican total vote."
pposition was an indication of President Truman had no com-
errific public support for Eisen- ment.
h rower. As to the meaning of the New
Prof. Eldersveld emphasized, Hampshire primaries, it all de-
however, that while the primary pended on from what angle you
was an indication of public opin- were looking at it.
ion, its results were by no means Se e n gles:
conclusive since the delegates Some sample angles:
are not bound by law to keep Sen. Martin (R-Pa.): "The com-
arer notbd by le aw toneep plete repudiation of Trumanism by
their pledges at the national the Democrats of New Hamp-
Prof. James K. Pollock, chair- shire."t
nan of the department, also com- Kefauver: "I don't think this is
mented that "a great reputation a protest vote against President4
netedthto"eagrfeatireputati- Truman. In general, I agree with;

Plan Passed
By Divided
House Vote
Minority Claims
Rule 'Unsavory'
A divided IFC House Presidents'
Assembly last night passed a new
rusing plan, permitting a man to
be pledged at almost any time
during this semester.
The vote was 29 to 13.
THE PLAN CALLS for a two
week Dead Period of inactivity af-
ter the regular two week rushing
period is over. After that time
men may be pledged without reg-
istering with the IFC.
However, any man pledged
during the extended period may
not be initiated with the pledge
class taken at the beginning of
the semester. Instead he must
wait to be initiated with the
pledges taken the following
The new ruling will go into ef-
fect at 9 am. Monday when pledge
cards wil be available at the Of-
fice of Student Affairs.
* * *
MEN PLEDGING in the next
ten weeks will also be able to take
advantage of a two-week old IFC
ruling waiving minimum scholas-
tic requirements for rushing and
According to IFC Rushing
Chairman Pete Thorpe, '53, "the
plan will give fraternities that
want to help themselves an op-
portunity to do so."
The drop in pledges this semes-
ter was not the only factor bearing,
on the decision, he maintained.
The plan was also based on the
philosophy that if a man feels he's
going to fit into a group, he should;
be allowed to pledge.
Opposition to the plan felt that
it would. make rushing a year
around business. Such a condition,
several presidents felt, is quite un-'
World News
By The Associated Press
SEOUL-A North Korean bat-
talion supported by artillery and
mortars attacked last night along
a two and one-half mile front but!
the veteran U.S. 25th Division
stopped the Reds cold.
The night fight on the Eastern
front was the heaviest Communist
attack in almost a month.
* * *
CLEVELAND-Railroad strikers
in Elkhart, Ind., voted last night
to return to work on the New York
Ceitral, wiping out the last ob-
stacle to resumption of normal

-Ed Basset-Detroit Conegian
NEAR RIOT-A crowd of 2,000 students at Wayne University were almost involved in a riot when
Glenn Irving (right) jumped out of the throng and challenged John Cherveny (left) to fight after
the latter had begun to talk to the crowd at an unauthorized rally sponsored by the Student Com-
mittee to Defend Mrs. Lorraine Meisner. Cherveny had previously appeared before the House Un-
American Activities Committee as an accused Communist.


* * * *

ty ledging
Editor Charges
McPhaul Once
In Red Party Cell
Special to The Daily
DETROIT-In a jam-packed last session 0f the House Un-
American Activities Committee's probe into alleged Communist in-
filtration into Detroit labor unions yesterday, David Averill, editor of
"Ford Facts," said Arthur McPhaul was "very definitely a member
of the Press Steel Branch of the Communist Party."
McPhaul, who had been banned from speaking on campus by
the University Lecture Committee and spoke last Thursday night at
a private dinner in the Union" * *
branded Averill, an avowed form-- P r t s .
er Communist, as a "liar" when rotests
contacted by The Daily.
AVERILL was not asked by the ne C oed.
committee to elaborate on Mc-
Phaul's status, but later told The
Daily that when he was a mem-"
ber of the Party in 1942 and 1943 S usnens on
he had collected dues from Mc-
Phaul and that although he had -
not seen him since, "In my mind By HARLAND BRITZ
'I know that he still is a member, Student Legislature last night
but I cannot prove it." protested the. recent action of
When told of Averill's state- Wayne University President David
ment, McPhaul countered that Henry in suspending coed Lorraine
Averill 'fhad never collected any- Meisner after her appearance be-
thing from me and to prove he's fore the House Un-American Acti-
a liar, I just saw him last week." vities Committee in Detroit.
A member of 'Ford Local 600 The SL motion, offered by Hu-
employed in the Press Steel Divi- man Relations Committee chair-
sion, McPhaul further charged man Roger Wilkins, '53, opposed
that Averill was a member of the the methods used by President
Socialist Workers Party-"which Henry. The bill acused President
is known as a Trotskyite group." Henry of bl
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Editor Hits
"'Keyhole Kefauvers, profound
pundits, and syndicated Socrates"
of the newspapers are presenting
a real threat to the accurate inter-
pretive type of news that should be
reported -today, Lester Markel,
Sunday Editor of the New York
Times said yesterday.
Speaking before a large gather-
ing at the Rackham Amphitheatre
as part of the journalism lecture
series, Markel emphasized that
newspapers must give the people
the ability to understand facts.
* ' -*'
"THESE pseudo-journalists, who
pose as authorities, dabble in so-
cial affairs, make great predic-
tions and give readers facts that
are not questioned, are not fulfill-
* * *


Rally at Wayne
Causes Near Riot
Special to The Daily
DETROIT-Wayne University seethed yesteday following a near
riot caused by an unauthorized campus rally which featured alleged
Communists John Cherveny and Coleman Young as speakers.
Leaflets advertising the rally, which was sponsored by the Student
Committee to Defend Mrs. Lorraine Faxon Meisner, appeared on the
Wayne campus early yesterday. An estimated 2,000 people had gath-
ered at the meeting site when it started at noon.
YOUNG'S SPEECH was concluded without incident, but trouble
began when Cherveny started to talk. A restless crowd booed and
heckled him and some students started singing a chorus of the

AVE~tLL'S testimony was the
highlight of the day as he ad-
mitted that Communist Party pro-
* * -*

* * *

ASP Council
Cancels p''anel
On Red probe
The forum on the "Conse-
quences of the Un-American Af-
fairs Committee Hearings" sche-
duled for tonight's meeting of the
Ann Arbor Council of the Arts,
Sciences, and Professions has been
cancelled by the group's Executive
Scheduled speakers were: Elliott
Maraniss, former Editorial Direc-
tor of The Daily and ex-copy edi-
tor of The Detroit Times; Cole-,
man Young, former CIO officer
recently accused of being a Com-
munist at the Detroit hearings;
and Prof. emeritus, John L.
Brumm of the journalism depart-
Though the Executive Com-
mittee still feels it would be desir-
able for the scheduled speakers to
be heard in Ann Arbor, it has can-
celled the discussion "merely to
avoid confusing the current de-
bate concerning campus speakers."
In place of the cancelled pro-
gram the meteing at 8 p.m. today
in the League will be devoted to
giving consideration to the prob-
lems involved in the sponsorship
of speakers in a college communi-

q,"Star Spangled Banner." .
"I told the crowd that Wayne is
trading five and ten cent morality
for Kresge Grants," he said. "I
tried to tell them how the demo-
cratic tradition of the American
Youth for Democracy has been
squashed on this campus."
"Then Glenn Irving came, out
of the crowd and challenged me
to a fight," Cherveny said. "He
claimed that I was a member of
the Wayne Communist group
when he was."
Cherveny told Irving, a former
Communist who left the party,
that he was against force and vio-
lence and refused to fight.
MEANWHILE, Detroit Police
who had been alerted and were on*
campus, stepped in to prevent the
brewing riot by separating the two
At 1 p.m. as the crowd drifted
away and tempers cooled, Cher-
veny was served with a subpoena
to appear before the House Com-
mittee at 2:30 p.m. However,
the Committee never got around
to hearing him.
When the Committee first vis-
ited Detroit two weeks ago, Cher-
veny was called for questioning.
At that time he refused to testify.
Then the day following this re-
fusal he appeared in the Commit-i
tee room at noon recess, declared
that his fellow workers wanted to
lynch him, and demanded the:
Committee's protection.

.. . did he pay dues?
* * *
paganda was spread to the 50,000
members of Ford Local 600, the
largest group in the CIO, through
its official organ, "Ford Facts."
He claimed that Communists
gained control of the local by
aiming at election to secondary
Last witness, Archie Acciacca,
president of the local's Dearborn
Stamping Plant unit and an ad-
mitted ex-Communist, attempted
to discredit Romano's testimony
on Tuesday by charging that he is
still a Party member.
Before Acciacca's testimony was
completed, the committee had to
adjourn to catch a plane. Hear-
ings will be resumed before March
26 in Detroit or Washington,
Batista Sworn In
HAVANA-(A')-Fulgencio Ba-
tista, Cuba's strong man, took the
oath as Prime Minister of his re-
volutionary government late'today
in the presidential palace.
The man he kicked out of of-
fice, President Carlos Prio Socar-
ras, remained at the Mexican Em-
bassy, where he had fled for asy-

1-FAILING to notify Mrs. Meis-
ner of reasons for her suspension
prior to the actual suspension.
2-Suspension prior to an op-
portunity, for a hearing,
3-Failing to offer her a hearing
before a disciplinary committee
containing student voting mem-
These actions, the SL felt, were
contrary to the ideals of the U.S.
National Students' Association Bill
of Rights.
* * *
THE MOTION, made it clear
that President Henry was within
his rights in suspending the coed
as outlined in Michigan law, out
that his methods were not in keep-
ing with student ideals of govern-
The motion passed with but
two negative votes. There was
little debate because the body
had devoted considerable time
to the issue last week before it
was sent to committee.
President Henry's action came
after Mrs. Meisner had refused to
cooperate with Committee ques-
tioners at the Detroit hearings.
She reportedly giggled at her in-
President Henry felt that Mrs.
Meisner's refusal to answer ues-
tions indicated "either an unrea-
sonable refusal to cooperate or
prima facie evidence of criminal
Mrs. Meisner was given a hear-
ing by a board of deans after the
suspension and the results of the
hearing are expected today.
SL Calls for
Non-Profit 'U'
Book Exchange
A non-profit bookstore sponsor-
ed by the University, was support-
ed by the Student Legislature last
The action was taken -in accept-
ing a report by the Campus Action
Committee submitted by Bob Ely,
THE REPORT authorizes a
committee of legislators and law
students to submit a brief to the
Board of Regents.
Currently a Regents By-Law
prohibits University competition
with local merchants. The re-
port claimed that the University

ning votes as a lot of speech-mak-
' Calling attention to the fact
that New Hampshire is one of the
more internationally-minded
states in New England and thus
one might expect an Ike victory
there, Prof. Joseph Kallenbac:
considered Taft's margin of defeai
insufficient to injure the Ohioan's
strength in the Midwest and parts
of the South and West materially.
* * *
THE CHAIRMAN of the "Taft
for President" club, Ken Mack-
ness, '54, claimed that Taft had
made a good showing in an "Eis-
enhower state" but added that his
= club had recently passed a resolu-
tion giving their support to what-
-ever candidate the Republicans
finally nominate.
According to Dave Cargo, '52
BAd, president of the "Eisenhow-
er for President" club, "Ike's vic-
tory shows that in spite of his
being 3000 miles away the pub-
lic still has confidence in his integ-
rity and ability."
Eisenhower Club
Plans Future Rally
The Eisenhower for President

Mr. Truman."

service on the line.'

cers Face Four
Year Jinx in NCAA

Special to The Daily
gan battles St. Lawrence Univer-
sity and a four year jinx on de-
fending champions here tonight in
the opening game of the 1952
NCAA hockey championships.
The winner qualifies for Satur-
day night's title game against the
winner of tomorrow's Colorado
College-Yale 'semi-final. The two
losers will play a consolation con-
test Saturday afternoon.
MOST OF THE 40,000 people in
this mile high home of Colorado
College have gone slightly hockey
happy. But only 2,600 will be able
to jam the Broadmoor Ice Palace
to watch Michigan assault the
Larries and the hex that has kept

to win even its semi-final match
upon returning the next year.
Michigan's 1948 kings were
knocked off by Dartmouth as Bos-
ton College took the 1949 trophy;
Colorado tripped BC in 1950 and
went on to beat Dartmouth for
the title; last year the Wolverines
trimmed Brown after the Eastern-
ers had disposed of Colorado. And
this year?
MAIZE AND BLUE hopes rest
with 15 Wolverines and .Coach Vic
Heyliger, who is guiding a 20-game
winner into the playoffs for the
fifth straight time.
Heyliger has said he will stick
to the combinations that lost
only to Colorado, Denver, North
Dakota, and Montreal during
the season, but he declined to

*, * *
ing the newspaper's role. The
prime function of a newspaper is
to give its readers background in-
formation and facts so that the
public will be able to formulate
sound opinions."
Interpretation of the news is
an essential function of news-
papers but differs from opinions
in that it is free from any emo-
tional judgment.
Markel was careful not to indict
newsmen who present accurate
facts in proper relationship with
their background and significance.
"Many papers in circulation to-
day have ceased to be newspapers.
When non-news features over-
whelm the papers it has lost its
place as a newspaper and is en-
dangering its own survival."
LSA Committee
'3 £t1' e

City Denies Curtailing Student Vote

Rumors that University students
were deprived of their right to
register for voting in Ann Arbor's
April 7 election were sharply de-
nied by city authorities yesterday.
Only three students had been
turned down when the registration
period ended Monday night, ac-
. . .3 ..-4..... _ .

BACKGROUND of the registra-
tion tussle lies in a constitutional
provision which prevents students
from acquiring voting privileges in
a college town merely by virtue of
attending the institution.
But later interpretations of
the rule have modified it. Ac-
cording to Looker, if the student
takes a job here or can present

tions, the City Clerk pointed out
that an "exceptional" number of
students did register this year, al-
though he could give no exact
Looker's statement was con-
firmed by party leaders who in-
dicated that the upsurge in stu-
dent voting interest may be in-.
spired by a referendum on the


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