THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1953
952 IN REVIEW:
Top Campus Stories Picked
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By HARRY LUNN
America's Leading Producer of
UNIVERSITY EXPANSION-Plans for a gigantic engineering
and research center on a North Huron campus which were re-
vealed early last year by University officials captured honors for
the top campus story of the year. Daily Managing Editor Craw-
ford Young and University vice-president Wilbur K. Pierpont
study a scale model of the projected campus.
Announcement of the Universi-
ty's plans for a multi-million dol-
lar campus beyond the Huron Riv-
er last January ranked as the top
campus news story of the year.
A poll of Daily editors naming
the 10 biggest stories of 1952 gave
the projected Huron development
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THE celebrated "spring mad-
ness" riot last March, which fired
similar disturbances all over the
country, received the allocade as
number two story. Starting early
one warm, spring evening and
lasting well into the next morning,
the "pantie raid" brought out 2,000
students who romped around cam-
pus and the dorms stealing linge-
rie as a souvenir of the madcap
Ranked in third place was
President Harlan H. Hatcher's
veto of the Student Legislature
sponsored anti-bias bill which
virtually ended SL's long at-
tempt to bring an end to dis-
criminatory practices in campus
fraternities through legislation.
The long struggle over Univer-
sity policies on outside speakers
which was climaxed last year by
four permanent or temporary ban-
nings, the McPhaul dinner and by
Lecture Committee rejection of
the SL speakers plan was rated in
Dramatic, violent prison riots at
Southern Michigan Prison last
April emerged as the fifth rank-
ing story of the year. Causing
more than two million dollars in
damage the rioters held out for
several tense days before being
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THE LONG seres of candidates
and politicians who passed through
Ann Arbor and nearby cities cap-
tured sixth place in the poll.
Victorious GOP vice-presiden-
tial candidate Richard Nixon
made a whistle stop tour
through Ann Arbor and General
Eisenhower came to nearby
Jackson during the campaign.
Defeated candidate Adlai Ste-
venson spoke at Ypsilanti.
Seventh place story was the vis-
it of unsuccessful GOP presiden-
tial aspirant Sen. Robert A. Taft
who blasted a governmental
"trend toward socialism"~ in a ill
Auditorium speech last April.
Controversial investigations of
Communist Party activities in
Michigan by the House Un-
American Activities Committee
in which three Ann Arbor Com-
munist cells were named and
several University graduates cit-
ed was selected as eighth place
Michigan's second straight
NCAA hockey championship and
Queen Juliana of the Netherlands'
visit to campus were cited as the
ninth and tenth place events, re-
A poll o.f Associated Press edi-
tors throughout the state ranked
the Jackson riots as top state story
for the year. The Huron develop-
ment tied for eighteenth place in
the survey and the "pantie raid"
was mentioned after the biggest
McPHAUL DINNER - The Mc-
Phaul dinner and other Lecture
Committee developments ranked
as the fourth place story.
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CANDIDATES VISIT-The ap-
pearance of numerous candi-
dates on campus and in nearby
towns ranked as the number
six story of the year. The above
shot was taken as Stevenson
spoke at Ypsilanti during the
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PANTY RAID-Michigan led the nation on at least one count
during the year as "spring madness" afflicted students staged an
all-night raid on the women's dorms. Scored as the number two
campus story of the year, the March riot was duplicated soon
after on numerous other campuses.
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TAFT SPEECH-Number seven
story was the visit on campus
of GOP presidential aspirant
Sen. Robert A. Taft.
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ANOTHER SPRING RIOT-Mutinous Jackson Prison inmates
staged a mammoth riot that drew nation-wide attention for
several days last April and ended up as the number five story.
Boak to Give Third
The third in the Jerome lec-
ture series on "Manpower in the
Western Roman Empire" will be
given by Prof. Arthur Boak at
4:15 p.m. today in the West Con-
ference Room, Rackham Bldg.
Prof. Boak, Richard Hudson
Professor of Ancient History, will
lead a round-table discussion on
the topic "The Urban Population."
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