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SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1952

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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-Daily-Jack Bergstrom
TWO STORIES UP AT HELEN NEWBERRY: ANXIOUS MEN SCALE DRAINPIPE

STUDENT DISPLAYS KEEPSAKE AS DEAN BACON LOOKS ON

Faculty Experts,

Students Discuss

'Why' of Melee.

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Frustration,
Spring Tension
Seen As Cause
As Thursday night's explosive
student demonstration slipped in-
to its niche in University history
yesterday, students and professors
alike began sifting the results and
venturing some ideas on how it all
began.
Members of the psychology and
sociology departments speculated
on the warm weather, tension
from approaching midsemesters
and the frustration of being con-
fined indoors so long as possible
causes of the melee which left the
campus in seven hours of turmoil.
Not so sure was Prof. Guy E.
Swanson of the sociology depart-
ment, who commented that spring
and mid-semesters have been
coming up at this time every year,
while riots have not.
MOST STUDENTS agreed the
spring weather had at least some-
thing to do with it, and a few list-
ed "reaction to University regula-
tions" nd "envy toward the lux-
ury of south quadrangle" as addi-
tional underlying factors.
Prof. Amos Hawley of the
sociology department added an-
other: "as nearly as we can
agree, one of the salient points
was the arrival of police on the
scene. Up to then it was a usual
sort of thing, but that gave it
a rallying point and set up a
conflict situation," he said.
Prof. Roger Heyns of the psy-
chology department said the mat-
ter shouldn't be dropped after only
a few casual guesses. "If I were
sitting in an administrative posi-
tion I'd certainly find out posi-
tively," he asserted.
"I'd like to know whether I
was sitting on a powder keg, or
whether I was just surounded
by normal, wholesome American
boys."
Student viewpoints ranged all
the way from the abject disgust
of one Stockwell coed who sneer-
ingly called the rioters "verdant
freshmen and sophisticated sopho-
mores," to a Victor Vaughan resi-
dent's sentiment that "I don't care
why they started it; I think it's
the most fun-we've had all year."
Looking at it from a different
angle, Prof. Frank Grace of the
political science department told
a political theory class yesterday
that Thursday's events seemed to
knock the pins from under Rous-
seau's theory of the nobleness of
man in a state of nature.
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-Daily-Jack .Bergstrom
PRESIDENT HATCHER HALTED RIOT. .. TEMPORARILY

--Dauy-Don Uampbel
ONWARD AND UPWARD: OLD VICTOR VAUGHAN MFN FOUND THINGS IN GOOD SHAPE

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-Dally-Alan Red

FREE SHOW-Students leave the Michigan Theatre after a
brief glance at the feature. The mob forced its way into the show
past cashier Denise Buffington, 52, who was slightly 'injured in
the melee. Playing at the Michigan: "Behave Yourself."
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