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THE CASE FOR
GEORGE MEADER
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VOL., LXIII, No. 30 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1952

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'THIS I BELIEVE':

No Divine Plan
Seen in World
EDITOR'S NOTE: In conjunction with the coming lecture series, "This
I Believe," The Daily is presenting statements of belief of prominent mem-
bers of the University community.
Hunting is an active member of the Unitarian Student's Association.
By ALFRED HUNTING
Graduate Student in Physics
While it would be brash of me to claim a fully worked-out set of
beliefs I would offer this set of principles as a fair indication of where
I stand, trusting you will not think them particularly representative of
anything except myself.
1. The universe is self-existing, not created: that is, its origin is
unknown; while speculation may be interesting, any conclusions reach-
ed would make no difference to anyone.
2. The universe is essentially a unity. The dualisms of the tradi-
tional philosophies-mind and body, flesh and spirit, sacred and pro-
fane, natural and supernatural, absolute good and absolute evil, salva-
tion and damnation-must yield to the unity in experience that, as
scientific analysis is increasingly showing, pervades all of life.
3. The cosmos is neutral with regard to the success or failure
of humanity. Man is on his own. He alone is the source of purpose,
of meaning, of value. No external non-human agency has laid
down eternal principles to guide his path, nor is life's endless suc-
cession of tragedies and triumphs a part of any mysterious divinef
plan.
4. That there is an absolute of any sort operating in or applicable
to the real world is completely without demonstrable meaning or prac-
tical usefulness.
5. Science, broadly interpreted as the totality of useful, verifiable
knowledge, and the scientific method-the process of continually re-
checking and adding to that knowledge-and our only dependable
resources in the quest for certainty; yet in all probability science will
never provide real certainty. Awareness of this, with the increasing
consciousness of that yet to be learned, is what makes the real scientist
truly humble before the triumphs of present knowledge and the im-
mensity of the still unknown.
6. The burden of proof that a supernatural order exists lies
exclusively with those who assert that it does. Similarly, to say that
faith in God is no more unreasonable than, say, faith in casuality
and the orderliness of the universe is to ignore the fact that our
mere existence tacitly recognizes casuality and order.
7. This life is all there is-there is no scientifically-acceptable evi-
dence to the contrary. Any ethical behavior must be based upon this-
worldly reasons and motivations, rather than upon the impossible
promise of eternal bliss or the monstrously inhuman threat of eternal
torment.
8. That life appears eminently worthwhile in spite of inumerable
individual and communal tragedies, that we do experience happiness
as well as sorrow, derives largely from the labors of many generations
of devoted lives in organizing and adapting society and its institutions
for more adequate provision for the possibility of happiness and a
sense of worthwhileness.
9. Progress is not inevitable, but is achieved by man taking thought
of his own existence and struggling for improvement. Periods of re-
gression should be occasions for firmer resolve. The only resources
of mankind are its own, and these must be adequate.
10. The basic principles of the good life-to do justice, love mercy,
love one's neighbor as oneself, to strive for the greatest possible de-
velopment of the potentials and resources of all-are not only worthy
moral precepts but much more significantly the very practical les-
sons derived from all past experience.
CONVICTED OF ARSON:
Retrial for Stacy OK'd
If New Evidence Given
The Washtenaw County Bar Association said in a resolution passed
Thursday that Robert Stacy, convicted of arson in the June 1950 Haven
Hall fire, could seek a new trial if "new evidence can be found by
Stacy or those who have interested themselves in the case."
The resolution, a product of two weeks of study by the association's
Legal Aid Committee, emphasized however that there "is not the
slightest evidence or suggestion .. . indicating that the trial pro-
ceedings were less than complete,
fair, and just ." Thus far, the HOMECOM ING CC
resolution points out there is no
evidence which would seem to
justify a request for a new trial for
the former University teaching P hi G a
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Tied with Purdue
For Big Ten Lead
Kress, Howell, Green Lead Squad;
Brown Jug Returned to Ferry Field
By ED WHIPPLE
Daily Sports Editor
Sometimes they looked like Michigan five years ago, and some-
times they looked like Michigan last year, but they were the Wolver-
ines of 1952 that fashioned a 21-0 whitewash of Minnesota for the
benefit of 70,858 Homecoming fans in the Stadium yesterday.
The victory was full of significance for Michigan, Minnesota, and
the rest of the Big Ten. The Wolverines now share the Conference
lead with Purdue. The Boilermakers equalled Michigan's 3-0 Con-
ference record by trouncing Illinois, 40-12. Coach Bennie Ooster-
baan's team has three league games remaining with Illinois, Purdue,
and Ohio State.
LIKE MICHIGAN, Minnesota was fighting to preserve a perfect
Conference slate, but the Gophers left the field after two hours and
20 minutes of football with theirt * * *

-Daily-Malcolm Shatz
PASS-SNAGGER, LOWELL PERRY RACES FOR A GAIN BEFORE BEING HIT BY MINNESOTA'S END DICK DARGIS

National
Roundup
By the Associated Press
Gen. Eisenhower and Gov. Stev-
enson traded new blows last night'
as the great political struggle of
1952 drove toward its climax.
Stevenson said Eisenhower has
endorsed "Old Guard" Republi-
cans who vote in Congress the way
our enemies like to see them vote.
Eisenhower issued a statement
accusing Stevenson of having pro-
Gov. Adlai Stevenson will
broadcast at 2:45 p.m. on ABC
and at 10 p.m. on the Mutual
Network tomorrow.
posed a "soothing and appeasing"
formula for meeting Russian Com-
munism. He said this would en-
courage aggression.
Prof. Montagu
To Lecture
Prof. Ashley Montagu, chairman
of the Department of Anthropol-
ogy at Rutgers University, will de-
liver the first lecture in the "This
I Believe" series 8:30 p.m. Tues-
day at Rackham Lecture Hall.
The subject of Prof. Montagu's
address will be "Man and the Uni-
verse."
The "This I Believe" series is
sponsored by the Stu'dent Religious
Association.

TWENTY-THREE POSITIONS:I
Thirty-Three To Compete inSL Race

Thirty-three candidates will
make the race for 23 Student Leg-
islature seats in the Nov. 18-19
all-campus election, SL elections
chairmanRobin Glover, '53, an-
nounced yesterday.
Representing the smallest slate
of nominees in recent years, the
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group reflects a progressive decline
in the number of students seeking
SL posts over the last few semest-
ers.
IN THE FALL of 1950, 60 candi-
dates scrambled for 27 positions;
in the spring of 1951 the number
declined to 51 running for 25
posts. Last fall a slate of 45 candi-
dates was in the race for 25 seats,
and this.spring only 39 tried for
the 22 open posts.
Not all of the candidates' time
will be spent in the traditional
campaign activity around cam-
pus, for they will undergo an ex-
tensive training program design-
ed to introduce them to student
government.
Training meetings are scheduled
at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday at the SL
Bldg. In addition the aspirants are
required to attend all regular SL
meetings between now and the
election.
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FOLLOWING is the list of the
33 candidates :
Keith Beers, Grad.; Tony Bon-
adio, '55; Jack Boyce, '54; Dudley
Chapman, '56; Shirley Cox, '54;
Sam Davis, '53; Pete Dow, '55;
Lee Fiber, '54; Mary Jo Gibbs, '54;
Rajesh Gupta, Phil Jacobus, '55;
Steve Jelin, '55; Dave Kornbluh,
'54; Lisa Kurcz, '53; Paula Levin,

'55; Dorothy Mackay, '53; Dunc
Magoon, '54; Barbara Mattison,
'54; Leah Marks, '55L; Ron Mau-
er, '55; Bill McArthur, '56; Don
McClelland, '55A&D; Mark Ot-
tati, '55; Bob Perry, '53; Robert
Ploeg, '54 BAd.; Bob Reardon, '54;
Chris Reifel, "'55; Robin Renfrew,
'55; Ruth Rossner, '55; Ned Si-
mpn, '55; Bud Strout, '53BAd.,
Richard Thomas, Grad., and Cathy
Wilson, '54.
Eleven of the Legislature mem-
bers whose terms will expire in
November are not running this
time. They include three cabinet
members and three committee
chairman. Cabinet vice-president
Phil Berry, Grad., member-at-
large Rog Wilkins, '53, and cor-
responding secretary Karen Fag-
erburg, '54, are among those who
will not make the race.
Play Ticket Sales
Begin Tomorrow
Tickets for all performances ofj
"The Shadow and the Rock,"
which opens here at 8 p.m. Thurs-
day, will go on sale at 10 a.m. to-
morrow at the Lydia Mendelssohn
box office.
A special $.50 student charge will
be offered for Thursday night as
well as the regular $1.20, $.90
and $.60 rates.

third loss of the season. It was the
first time in two seasons Coach
Wps Fesler's team has been shut-
out.
And the Little Brown Jug,
nearly forgotten in the scramble
for the Conference lead, was put
in its box by equipment man-
ager Hank Hatch, and quietly
trundled back to it's well-worn
niche in the Ferry Field ticket
office for the tenth straight year.
There must have been more
than a few regulars among the
70,858 who couldn't help thinking
back half a decade as Michigan
marched 81 yards in ten plays on
the first series of the game to
score what turned out to be the
winning touchdown.
MICHIGAN received the kickoff
and Tony-Branoff ran it back 24
yards to the Wolverine 29. On
the second play from scrimmage,
he might have looked like Bob
Chappuis, but it was tailback Ted
Kress who drove off tackle for 17
yards and a first down on the 42.
And it might have been Bump
Elliott, but it was wingback
Frankie Howell on a reverse
through center on the next play
-that picked up 12 yards and
another first down on Minneso-
ta's 42.
Fullback Dick 'Balzhiser made
no gain up the middle, and quar-
terback Ted Topor's pass to Low-
ell Perry was incomplete. On a
key play (third and ten) Kress
could have been Chappuis again
as he fired a pass to Perry who
was downed on the 17.
* * *
CHAPPUIS used to pitch to Dick
Rifenberg and Bob Mann, but it
would be slighting Perry to say he
emulated those two. The-Ypsilan-
ti senior snagged four passes yes-
terday (he now has caught 12 in
three league games) and each
time they came on important
plays.
One catch in the third quar-
ter would have made Joe Di-
Maggio look like a Pony Leag-
uer. Perry flashed across paral-
lel to the scrimmage line and
fielded the ball inches off the
ground on a dead run. He was
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Alums Swarm
To Ann Arbor
In BigCrowds
Young Polio Patients
Get To View Game
By CAL SAMRA
Editorial Director
Pennant-waving alumni, de-
scending on Ann Arbor in nos-
talgic droves, had their day yes-
terday, andsthe public relations
couldn't have been any better.
Temperatures were pleasant, the
Wolverines trounced Minnesota
21-0, the Michiganhand deserved
the usual superlatives, and the
many homecoming displays, the
later . housewarmings and recep-
tions added a sentimental touch to
"dear old Michigan."
BUT THERE was something else
which a lot of students noticed.
Dicky Brink, 10 year old respira-
tory patient who was denied a1-
mission to the Michigan-Indiana
game two weeks ago, was sitting
comfortably in Athletic Director
Fritz Crisler's personal box on the
50-yard line. Hospital officials
made the necessary arrangements,
which included a chest respirator.
Dicky and 12 year old Patricia
O'Brien, another polio patient
at the University Hospital, were
having a great time with a score
of dignitaries and celebrities
around them. They even got Gov.
G. Mennen Williams' autograph.
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THE PRE-GAME and half-time
festivities delighted the estimated
80,000 fans. Michigan's crack
marching band vied with a sharp
140 member Minnesota band, and
though the Gopher squad was
trailed around by 30 musically-
minded young ladies, the high-
stepping Revelli-men danced off
with the honors.
At half-time, swivel-hipped
drum-major Dick Smith led the
Michigan rockettes through a
routine of "There's no business
like show business," including
formations paying tribute to Al
Jolson (Mammie hands), Jim-
my Durante (a schnozzle), Jack
Benny (a discordant violin), Ed-
die Cantor (rolling eyes), and
Ted Lewis (a top hat.)
The Minnesota band also got a
big hand from the crowd with its
Paul Bunyan theme formations.
IN THE pre-game antics, form-
er members of the Michigan band,
here for their third annual re-
union, wiped the cobwebs off their
instruments and joined the young-
er set in a Block 'M' and a rous-
ing version of "The Yellow and
Blue." A spirited bunch they were,
casting no doubts that old musi-
cians never fade away.
First Union
Head Visits 'U'

WALTER B. REA
. . . Dean of Men

ONTEST PRIZE WINNERS:
ma Delta, Chi Omega Displays Cop Honors

.W . ".irate V i/w i.M

In drafting this resolution, J.
Don Lawrence, chairman of the
Legal Aid Committee, said, the
group had acted upon the re-
port of a three-man subcommit-
tee which studied all relevant
material available in the Stacy
case. These included:
1-the report of a student vol-
unteer group, primarily law stu-
dents, who had worked for nearly
a year in preparing an informal
compilation of data and possible
leads for future investigation.
* 2-materials furnished by or-
ganizations and persons interested
in Stacy.
3-Stacy's own letters, written
since his sentencing to five to ten

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By ERIC VETTER
A mechanical voting booth and a giant iceberg with the theme of
"Keep Kool" captured first place in the Homecoming display contest
yesterday for Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and Chi Omega sorority.
Second place honors went to Alpha Tau Omega for their realistic
Gopher trap and Alpha Gamma Delta for the cleaning up of Minne-
sota's "Gopheristist."
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KAPPA SIGMA and Victor Vaughan, woman's resident hall, took
down third place awards. Stockwell Hall and Delta Delta Delta in the
women's division and Chicago House and Theta Xi in the men's group
won honorable mention.
The winning Chi Omega display showed a penguin cooling
itself on an iceberg while waving a Michigan pennant.
Phi Gam's winner was an involved mechanical affair which had
Big Ten football ulavers entering a voting booth, a Michigan player

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