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THOUGHT CONTROL
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VOL. LXIII, No. 21

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1952

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SL Lecture Plan
To e Reviewed
Slim Vote Postpones Submission
Of Recommendation to Regents
By HARRY LUNN
By a slim 19-17 margin the Student Legislature voted last night
to postpone presentation to the Regents of its Lecture Committee
recommendation passed last spring and to set up a nine member
committee to consider and re-evaluate SL's stand on the issue.
Proposed by Janet Netzer, '53, the postponement motion was later
amended to set a two week deadline on presentation of the report to
SL in order that it be ready for the November Regents' meeting.
A further amendment recommended that the Legislature make
every effort to obtain faculty and

-Daily-Don Campbell
DREW PEARSON AND DAILY MANAGING
EDITOR CRAWFORD YOUNG
* * * *

On Tender Toe's
By CAL SAMRA
Daily Editorial Director
Key-hole columnist Drew Pearson, taking a jam-packed Hill
Auditorium audience for a ride on the "Washington Merry-Go-Round,"
stepped on a number of sore toes last night.
Keynoting the 1952-53 Oratorical Association Lecture Series,
Pearson crossed unsparingly across party lines, applying his journal-
istic whip to both Republicans and Democrats, including President
Truman, "Deep-freeze" Harry Vaughn, Illinois Boss, Jake Arvey,
Senator Nixon, Senator McCarthy and Arthur Summerfield.
* * * *
THOUGH THE NOTED SLEUTH refused to divulge how he would
vote in November (he lives in the District of Columbia), many ob-
servors felt the speech had a decided bent in favor of Gov. Stevenson.
Reason: Pearson built up a good portion of his speech to
the conclusion that General Eisenhower has become a "bit of
a political prisoner." He said that the General, whom he urged
to run in 1948, is no longer surrounded by the men who were in-
strumental in nominating him-namely, Gov. Dewey, Sen. Lodge,
and Paul Hoffman.
"Eisenhower's advisers are now largely 'middle-of-the-roaders,'
Pearson maintained, "while Summerfield (GOP national chairman)
is inclined towards Senator Taft's views."
PEARSON ALSO CRITICIZED Eisenhower's endorsement of Sen-
ators McCarthy and Jenner. "If Ike loses," he emphasized, "it will be
because he has embraced 'certain candidates.' In politics, friendship
is important, but I think it can be carried too far." He mentioned
President Truman in this respect.
Though Pearson claimed that Eisenhower "lacks an under-
standing of domestic problems," he said the General is deeply
concerned with the problem of peace.
As regards Stevenson, Pearson said little, other than his obser-
vation that "the Governor has courage and government know-how"
and that "Stevenson bosses his own show."
But he had quite a bit to say about Harry S. Truman, with
whom he has had a number of vitriolic feuds. Said Pearson at one
point: "For 12 long years, we had the champion of the common
man in the White House-and now we have the common man."
(In an earlier interview Pearson declined to climb out on a limb
on the outcome of the presidential election. "It's really too close,"
he complained. "I'd say 50-50 right now." However, he did pre-
dict the re-election of Sen. McCarthy.)
AS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL situation, the Washington sooth-
sayer told the Hill audience that the United States is "not in dan-
ger of immediate war-as long as Stalin is alive." But he warned
that things may be different if and when a war-like clique of the
Premier's comrades succeed him.
In a later question-answer period, Pearson was queried as to
whether he thought Paul Robeson, Progressive Party institution, should
be allowed to speak in Ann Arbor.
The columnist replied: "I don't know whether Robeson is a
Communist. But we must protect the right of a person to speak-
unless he is a proven Communist."

Reds Urge
Korean War
Talks in UN
UNITED NATIONS, N. Y.-(AP-)
Russia's Andrei Gromyko yester-
day demanded first priority con-
sideration of the Korean War is-
sue by the United Nations.
His surprise move came as ,Sec-
retary of State Acheson worked
orb a policy speech said to contain
a watered-down section on Korea.
* * *
GROMYKO proposed in the As-
sembly's Steering Committee that
the Korean item be put first on the
list of subjects to be considered
by the 60-nation Political Com-
mittee, where Acheson himself is
expected to handle the Korean
debate for the United States.
Lester B. Pearson of Canada,
Assembly president and chair-
man of the Steering Committee,
said each committee would de-
cide the order of its own busi-
ness, and Gromyko let it go at
that.
The Russian delegate did not
tip Moscow's hand further than
to show that the Russians want
the politically - charged Korean
question debated immediately-be-
fore the Nov. 4 presidential elec-
tion in the United States. Gromyko
did not mention the elections but
the schedule he advocated means
Korea would come up in a few
days.
UN Halts Two
Red HillTries
SEOUL-( P)-U. S. machine
gunners cut down Chinese Reds
~at barbed-wire barricades during'
two battalion assaults by the Com-
munists up Triangle Hill last
night.
Nearby, South Koreans were
knocked off the key height of
honeycombed Sniper Ridge but
won it back today.
Wolverine Club
Still Has Tickets
A small excess of football tickets
for the Northwestern game will be
sold starting at 1:00 p.m. today in
the Administration Bldg., the Wol-
verine Club announced yesterday.

administration support for a hear-
ing with the Regents.
* *
SL'S ACTION halted plans to
submit a brief on the present
policy to the October Regents'
meeting. Today is the deadline for
turning in all material for con-
sideration at this meeting, and a
five-page brief had been prepared
for submission.
SL member-at-large Roger
Wilkins, '53, who was in charge
of securing campus backing for
the motion and had helped
write the brief, was vehemently
opposed to the re-evaluating pro-
posal.
He reported that he had con-
sulted with numerous faculty
members who told him that the
specific motion 'was SL's problem,
although they might agree in prin-
ciple with its aims.
Wilkins, who had hoped to get
the spring motion on the Regents'
October agenda, asserted that the
proposal has as much chance to
pass now as it ever will.
Members who backed last
night's plan questioned whether
the motion of last spring would
have any chance of passing the
Regents.
Emphasizing that it might be
better to work for more limited
goals, Lee Fiber, '54, added that
plans such as those proposing vot-
ing student members on the Lec-
ture Committee should get ser-
ious consideration.
*, .
CENTERS OF last night's con-
flict was the policy relative to the
Committee passed by the legisla-
ture last May 21. The SL program
provided that:
1) Campus organizations, fully
recognized by the Student Af-
fairs Committee, be free to spon-
sor speakers of their choice, and
that rooms be assigned to speak-
ers on an equal basis with no
political or other discrimination.
2) Each group before sponsoring
such speeches must inform the
Lecture Committee of the pro-
posed talk and submit a signed
statement that the speaker will
not advocate violent overthrow of
the government and that the meet-
ing will be orderly.
3) If the speaker does advocate
violent overthrow of the govern-
ment or the meeting becomes riot-
ous, the sponsoring group will
have a Joint Judiciary hearing
with the Joint Judiciary Council
recommending disciplinary. ac-
tion to the University Sub-Com-
mittee on Discipline.
AN ADDITIONAL motion of the
same date instructed the SL to
get all available student, faculty
and administrative support before
submitting the plan to the Re-
gents.
Since the spring semester end-
ed a few weeks later, little could
be done on the proposal at that
time. At the beginning of the
fall term Wilkins was put in
charge of the project.
Letters were sent out within
the last few days to all campus
housing units asking each group
to consider the SL plan and re-
port its vote immediately to the
Legislature.
SL members hoped that consid-
erable documentary support could
be whipped up within the next few
days and added to the brief. How-
ever there was some feeling that
this action was too hasty to have
any positive effect.
Senior Pictures'
Deadline Advanced
Senior picture appointments for
the 'Ensian have been extended
until Oct. 24, it was announced.
Appointments can be made be-

tween 1 and 5:30 p.m. at the Stu-

Deadline!
Tomorrow is the deadline for
entering homecoming display
blanks.
The president of each hous-
ing group should tear off the
blank at the bottom of the let-
ter received from the Student
Legislature and mail it to Mike
MNerney, 712 Oakland. It is
urged 'that the entry blanks be
turned in if the houses wish
their displays to be judged.
Next week the houses will be
notified of the approximate
time of the judging.
Adlai's Talk
ScornsTat
Old Guiard
By the Associated Press
Gov. Adlai Stevenson said last
night in San Francisco that Gen.
Dwight D. Eisenhower has round-
ed up a team of "isolationists and
cut-throat reactionaries," quarter-
backed by GOP Sen. Robert A.!
Taft of Ohio.
Heaping ridicule and scorn on
his Republican opposition, the
Democratic presidential nominee
swatted hard at a favorite target
-what he calls the Old Guard,
around Eisenhower, his rival forI
the White House.
* * *
HE SAID the group is made up
of "stubborn, obstinate men . .
who have had to be dragged,
Gov. Adlai Stevenson will broad-
cast at 10:30 p.m. today on the
CBS network.
screaming and kicking, into the
20th century."
In a speech prepared for de-
livery at the Cow Palace Audi-
torium, Stevenson said he has a
hunch "that a lot of people,
Republicans and independents,
have decided that it is indeed
time for a change-to the Demo-
cratic ticket."
Meanwhile, Gen. Eisenhower
flew into New York last night aft
er a blazing Southern campaign
drive in which he voiced both a
warning and a pledge concerning
the country's dollar-and-cents po-
sition if he is elected president.
THE WARNING: "If we were
suddenly cut off from the rest of
the world our entire agriculture
and industrial economy would col-
lapse."
The pledge: "We are not going
to see the breadlines again. We
have pledged the full power of
government to prevent a de-
pression."~

* * * *

T3,500 Turn
Out To Hea GPSec
Says U.S. Losing
World's Suppor

-Daily-Jeff Pemberton
SEN. RICHARD NIXON
. .."the high costs of bungling"

Nixon Hits Democrats
Charges Bungling Cos
America Mi*litary' Leac

WORLD

NEWS SURVEY:

Red Official Says Quick
Soviet Arming Possible

By The Associated Press
MOSCOW-(P)-A Soviet dep-
uty prime minister asserted yes-
terday the USSR can convert its
peacetime, industry to a war basis
in a short time and turn out every-
thing needed for the Soviet Army
and Navy.
CINCINNATI - (IP) - John L.
Lewis yesterday told his United
Progressives
Still Fi . ht Ban

At the same time, speaking at nRobeson
Memphis in the heart of the 'Ten- I.I i~ eo

nessee Valley, Eisenhow'er praised
the results of the Tennessee Valley
Authority but he said the TVA
should not be described as the
answer for all such developments
throughout the country.
.Bennett Slated
To Give T'alk
Political science Prof. A. Leroy
Bennett of Michigan State College,
Vice-President of the Michigan
Council for UNESCO, will speak
on the topic, "United Nations, A
Target" at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at
the Madelon Pound House.

The Progressive Party filed an
amended bill of complaint yester-
day in the circuit court asking
once again that an injunction be
issued against the Masonic Temple
for allegedly breaking a contract
which would have allowed Paul
Robeson, and Vincent Hallinan,
Progressive candidate for presi-
dent, to speak at the Mason's aud-
itorium Sunday.
The time of the new hearing has
been set for 9:30 a.m. tomorrow
at the circuit court.
A spokesman for the Progres-
sives also stated that the party had
secured a small alternative meet-
ing place where they hoped to hear
Robeson's address Sunday.

Mine Workers Union members to
refuse to go to work Nov. 16 un-
less mine operators have made
their increased royalty payments
to the union welfare fund by that
date.
JUNEAU, Alaska-/P)-Alas-
kans apparently voted yester-
day to return their Democratic
delegate to Congress by a nar-
row margin. but first day re-
turns indicated the probability
of a sharp turn toward a Repub-
lican Legislature.
NEW YORK-The latest phase
in the political strife at Columbia
University emerged last night in
a full-page newspaper advertise-
ment backing Gov. Adlai Steven-
son and signed by 300 faculty and
staff members.
Play To Be Shown
At Reduced Rates
The Ann Arbor Civic Theater is'
offering special student -rates for
its performances of "The Happy
Time" at 8 p.m. today, tomorrow
and Saturday at Lydia Men-
delssohn Theater.
Any student presenting an IDI
card will be able to buy the regu-
lar $1.20 balcony seats for $.60, it
was announced.

By DIANE DECKER
Sen. Richard Nixon yesterday
told a local audience that the
United States has lost its military
supremacy, its monopoly on the
atom bomb and its favor with the
peoples of the world due to the
bungling of the Truman admin-
istration.
More than 3,500 people turned
out to hear the - GOP vice-presi-
dential candidate deliver a 20-
minute address from the rear-
platform of his campaign train.
Students and townspeople clus-
tered together in raw, 40 degree
weather to see the first major elec-
tion contender to visit Ann Arbor
in this campaign.
SEN. NIXON claimed that at
the end of the recent war, the
worldwide sentiment toward the
U.S. was nine to one for, as op-
posed to present sentiment of five
to three against. He said he did
not know "whether to attribute
this to doubtful loyalties in the
State department, to stupidity or
to honest mistakes in judgment."
The genial candidate felt that
the major source of trouble was
inadequate leadership in Washing-
ton and pointed with pride to the
record of -his running-mate
Dwight Eisenhower.
"Eisenhower is a great man in
every sense of the word," he con-
tended. "No man in the world is
better able to combat Commu-
nism."-
We can be internally and mili-
tarily strong and still lose this bat-
tle," he maintained. "The great
problem is to win the battle for
the minds and hearts of men, and
Eisenhower is the ,man who can
best do this."
SKIPPING from one theme to
another in his brief address, Nix-
on said that he has often been
asked whether he favors the teach-
ing of Communism in U.S. col-
leges.
"My answer is always yes," he
continued. "Teach the truth
about Communism and the
American students and people
will know what to do about it."
Immediately after Nixon was in-
troduced by Rep. George Meader,
several people in the audience
struck up a chant, "We want Pat,"
and attractive Mrs. Nixon joined
her husband on the platform. She
was presented with an orchid cor-
sage by a local school girl.
** *
NIXON DREW laughs from the
crowd when he told about receiv-
ing letters asking, "Why doesn't
Pat run? She'd get all the votes."
He was accompanied on his
campaign train by many State
" GOP candidates, including local
incumbent Rep. Meader, guber-
natorial candidate Fred Alger
and senatorial candidate Charles
Potter, who anounced that he
would speak here Oct. 28.
The train pulled into Ann Arbor
about ten minutes late after an
emergency stop slightly east of the
city when the brakes on one of
the cars jammed. Nixon's audi-
ence was mannerly, although many
people protested that the train
stopped too close to the station to
allow everyone to see.
Before Nixon arrived, a local
GOP leader estimated that the
crowd was larger than it.had been
for Gov. Tom Dewey of New York
in 1948 and only slightly smaller
than the turnout for Wendell Wil-
kie in 1940.
TheCalifornia Senator struck a
local note early in his talk when
he remarked, "We don't mind your
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Union Opera
Final tryouts for Union Op-
era will take place from 3 to 5
p.m. today in Rm. 3-G of the
Union.
All positions are open and
anyone with singing or dancing
talent is urged to turn out.

MEMBERSHIP LISTS:
YP's See Little Harm

Marx Society
Airs Theories
Theoretical aspects of Marxism
were aired by members of the Karl
Marx Society last night at the
newly formed study group's first
meeting.
The discussion centered mostly
around Marx's economic prin-
ciples, and included comparison of
his theories with those of Adam
Smith. Marx's doctrine was also
traced back to Hegel and Ricardo.
Earlier in the meeting the group
adopted a constitution and chose
as its officers, Bob Schor, Grad.,
chairman; Howard Wolfe, '54, vice

In New SAt
By ALICE BOGDONOFF
Members of the Young Progres-
sives said yesterday that they for-
see no drop in club membership
as a result of the Student Affairs
Committee's ruling Tuesday that
political clubs must submit mem-
bership lists touthe University for
permanent records.
The SAC ruling was a with-
drawal of a rule it had passed in
May 1948 at the request of the
Young Progressives. The '48 rule
stated that "membership in poli-
tical groups shall not be released
except by specific request of the
individual student concerned.
MARGE BUCKLEY, '54, presi-
dent of the YP's called the 1948
ruling "extra protection," but, did
not see this as "really necessary."

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more firm stand or be silenced for
good."
Miss Buckley ,claimed that the
reason the YP's would like their
lists kept confidential is that "em-
ployees might be prejudiced by
YP membership."
"We don't object to the files be-
ing open to government security
agencies like the FBI," she said,
"because the Young Progressive
Club is not a subversive organiza-
tion."
* *k*
ED SHAFFER, Grad., YP mem-
ber was more intense in his re-
action. "The action was done," he
said, "in order to save the Admin-
istration the 'necessity' for ban-
ning the YP's."'
Explaining his opinion, Shaffer
claimed that "some people in the

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