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TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER 23, 1952 THE MTCHIGAN DALY

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CANDIDATES HURL CHARGES:
Campaign Centers on Prison Controversy
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NEED GREAT:
Volunteer Polio Workers Sought

By WILLIAM WIEGAND
The Michigan prison wrangle
which began last April as a life-
and-death struggle between con-
victs and officials is still with us,
but in a new form.
The controversial state peni-
Xentiary set-up has become per-
haps the major election issue of
the state gubernatorial campaign,
h verbal pitched battle between'
Governor G. Mennen Williams,
Democratic incumbent, and Fred
M. Alger, Jr., his Republican op-
ponent.

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ALTHOUGH order has finally
,been brought to the sprawling
structure near Jackson, the largest
walled prison in the world, rever-
-perations caused by the million-
dollar spring riot has left a sharp
division of opinion among state
%politicians as to who wanted what
when-disagreements which have
been crystallized by the tight elec-
ion campaign.
The summer just past found
Warden Julian N. Frisbie follow-
ing his Deputy Warden, Vernon
ox, into the ash heap. Although
both men might have been ex-
-pected to receive administration
support for their handling of the
outbreak Fox's resignation was re-
quested almost immediately after
ithe riot when a congratulatory
message to rebelling prisoners
drew sharp fire from various state
igures.
Corrections Commissioner Ear-'

nest C. Brooks also jettisoned
Warden Frisbie in July after
another abortive uprising within
the walls had threatened the
peace of the institution for a few
hours. Brooks at that time de-
clared that Frisbie had more than
ample time to restore order in the
havoc-wrought penitentiary, and
summoned Deputy Warden Wil-
liam H. Bannan, number two man
at Ionia, to replace him.
Later this summer, prosecu-
tions were begun against various
riot leaders for alleged crimes
committed during the out-
break. Some of these men have
been placed in county jails
across the state and local
sheriffs have had their hands
full, keeping individual rebels
in 'check.
Riot boss Earl Ward led the way
in a cell-breaking tantrum and
several of his unreconstructed
lieutenants have aped him in simi-
lar outbursts.
* . .*
WHILE AN uneasy quiet has
fallen over the penitentiary Itself
since the accession of Bannan and
Deputy Warden Seymour J. Gil-
man, Fox's replacement, the rea-
sons for the expensive riot are still
being sought on political rostrums
across the state.
Governor Williams, running for
a third term, has charged that the
basic cause of the outbreak was
the false economy of Republican
legislatures who consistently ig-
nored his warnings that the peni-

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Students who want to help fight
infantile paralysis now have a
chance.
An appeal for untrained volun-
teer help to work in the polio
Fall Classes Start
For Potters' Guild
The Potters' Guild will begin its
fall classes in wheeling and free
form today.
The classes will meet twice each
week for the next eight weeks and
are open to any interested person.
One session each week will include
a workshop. Further information
may be obtained by calling Mrs.
McHargue at Ann Arbor 34970 or
31275.

ward issued late last week by the "We need many untrained help-
University hospital has already ers who will work without pay and
been answered by several students. aid in feeding the patients, writ-
* * ing letters for them, reading and
talking to them or just bringing a
BUT, MISS RUTH Locher, field little light into their lives," Miss
consultant for the hospital, re- lttl e clr e.
ported yesterday, many more are Locher declared.
needed to help in the hospital's "Aanyone may apply. A chest
wards, overcrowded with patients x-ray is the only thing necessary in
as a result of the record outbreak the way of a physical examina-
of the dread disease in Washtenaw tion. The work is not dangerous-
County last summer. there is about as much chance of
catching polio in a ward as on a
During the epidemic, 150 men, city street," Miss Locher explained.
women and children were strick-
en whereas the previous high Students interested in working
had been only 30. can contact Miss Locher at 3035
Hospital Administration Bldg. or
As a result, the hospital's staff, call 22521, extension 641.
which is adequate in normal times,
found it almost impossible to at-
tend to the personal needs of the Read Daily Classifieds
patients, Miss Locher explained.

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ACQUAINTED GIFT

-Daily-Roger Reinke
GRIM VIGIL-Jackson Prison, scene of bloody riots last April, is slowly recouping the more than
$2,000,000 damage it had suffered when this picture was taken, While State Police Commissioner
Don Leonard (now Detroit's police commissioner) directed state police operations, a wounded rioter

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sprawled meditatively in the prison yard.
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tentiary was overcrowded and a en to p
potential "powder-keg." their fri
He cites numerous recommen- a charg
dations he has made to provide den Hat
for a larger staff of guards, tration
more room within the walls, and Import
new provision to take care of the priso
prisoners outside the peniten- ger becon
tiary. ber. One
All of his advice, Williams ex-Ward :
charges, was not considered when ger's Cor
budget appropriations were made. is known
ing the7
of theirc
ALGER COUNTERS with stor- Also p
ies of palpable mismanagement of 'aso rh
the prison, blaming Correctionsasfo
Commissioner Brooks for "favored replace t.
prisoner" practices and other mor- vided by
ale-destroying actions.
When Williams defends his
subordinates, Alger points to a RUMO
contrary lack of confidence the den Bann
governbr displayed by the release job at Ja
of Fox and Frisbie. electionr
Republican Attorney General Gerritt
Ionia.
Frank Millard has exposed the
"soft treatment" of Peter Maho- As for
ney, an ex-member of Detroit's ers of S
notorious Purple Gang, who is al- Penitenti
leged to have become a trustee al- waiting.
most at once on his arrival at the newspap
prison - and by special order called ed
of Commissioner Brooks. normalcy
ly admit
Stories have also been aired the unea
of "special privilege" visits giv, in the a'

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rominent gamblers with
ends in the parole room,
e familiar during War-
rry Jackson's adminis-
several years ago.
ant changes are seen in
n set-up if Secretary Al-
mes governor in Novem-
recurring rumor is that
en Frisbie will become Al-
rections Commissioner. It
that Frisbie is furnish-
Republicans with much
campaign ammunition.
ossible is that Alger will
a return of the old four-
:rections Commission to
he single office now pro-
the State.
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R ALSO says that War-'
nan is not happy with his
ackson and shortly after'
may change places with
Heyns, present warden at
the six thousand prison-
aouthern Michigan State
iary, they're watching and
Although the convict
er, The Spectator, has
ditorially for a return to
y, many prisoners private-
that they are enjoying
asy currents of dissension
administration.
e convict put it, "today
n is being run by the men.
here was some feeling of
y at the top, but now, the
e had a real sense of their
er. They know what they
It'll be a long time before
ack to where we were six
ago. Maybe we never

'Ensian Sets
Meeting Date
For Tryouts
Writers, artists, business men,
would-be editors-everybody will
have a chance to exploit their tal-
ents at the Michiganensian's 'or-
ganizational tryout meeting Tues-
day, September 30.
During the course of the meet-
ing, set for 4 p.m. in the Student
Publications Bldg., the eight jun-
ior editors will brief the tryouts
on their various departments.
WHILE BEING exposed to the
fundamentals of layout, engrav-
ing and the general aspects of
the publication tryouts will also
be trained in the branch they are
most interested in.
Initiation into art, photogra-
phy, house groups, senior pic-
tures, features, school and col-
lege departments will be part
of the tryouts program.
"Tryouts in the past have found
that not only did working on the
'Ensian spice up the routine of
college work but it gave them a
group of intimate friends," Man-
aging Editor Bob Northcott, '53,
asserts. "There's also an awful
lot of running around," he warns,
"but you get to know the campus
that way."
The business staff which keeps
the $50,000 business in gear has
openings for students interested
in selling, advertising, promotions,
and "millions of other vital jobs,"
according to Business Manager
Gordon Hyde '53.

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