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VOL. LXIII, No. 76 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, FRIDAY. JANUARY 9, 1953
Details o Secret
Stalinist Document Lauds Group
For Infiltration, Urges Expansion
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third in a series of interpretive articles
dealing with the Communist Party and Communist front organizations in
Ann Arbor and at the University.)
By ZANDER HOLLANDER
Daily Feature Editor
The dog-eared sheaf of Daily bond stationery in the photograph
to the right is a verbatim copy of a secret directive and report of the
Labor Youth League, Ann Arbor's major Communist-front group.
The original, written by a key figure in the Ralph Naefus Club,
local Communist Party cell, passed through The Daily's hands for
several hours last spring.
TITLED "Report on the Evaluation of Last Semester's Work and
Perspectives for the Future," the confidential document looks back on
the LYL's operations from September to January, 1952, and exhorts
the local workers to do better in the future,
Highlights of the report:
1. Its claim that the League has organized fronts on campus.
The report back-pats members for successful establishment of
two recognized student groups at the University. Subsequent events
indicate that LYL is organizing a projected third group.
2. Its emphasis on agitation among Negroes.
"We must grasp the idea that the government practices genocide
onthe Negro people and direct all of the resulting indignation against
the crime of Jim crow."
The document orders League members to "read 'Freedom'
and 'Genocide' and circulate them as widely as possible on the
campus ... "
"Freedom" is a newspaper published by Paul Robeson, active pro-
moter of Party causes. "Genocide" refers to the Civil Rights Con-
gress' pamphlet "We Charge Genocide," which was sold by LYL at
the McPhaul dinner and the off-campus "genocide" debate.
(The University Lecture Committee barred the debate from cam-
pus because one participant, Ann Shore, was an official of CRC,
an organization on the Attorney General's "subversive" list.)
3-Its call for an immediate expansion of membership.
Declaring that "no attention has been paid to recruiting until
the beginning of this semester (spring, 1952)," the tract demands that
"our work . .. include the perspective of expanding the League, of
training students in the science of Marxism. The National Student
Commission of the League recommends that membership be doubled
by the end of the semester."
Here, and elsewhere, the document orders "special attention --
to the recruiting of Negro students."
* * * .
INTERLARDED LIBERALLY with direct quotes from Lenin,
Stalin and Gus Hall, Communist Party brass hat now serving a
term for convction under the smith Act, the document opens with a
plea that the League's "main aim is to be more effective in mass
work." A "united front," it goes on, is essential.
"The highroad to achieving peace and socialism is through
the successful application of the united front in mass work,"
But, the report chides, "the prerequisite . .. Is the mastery of
Marxism-Leninism. We are weak in many aspects of Marxist-Len-
inist theory and practice. In order to achieve our goals, we ourselves
have to go through a transformation, ridding ourselves of capitalist
ideology and values (such as hurt feelings in the face of criticism) and
remaking ourselves into the kind of people who can carry on Len-
* * * *
THE REPORT goes on to lash the group's members for the "low
quality" of "our methods in collective work." Scoripg "individualism"
which "pe'rpetuates onesidedness, and handicaps our struggles," the
document claims "the membership and the leadership did not get
the advantage of enough collective discussion."
What is even more heinous, group members have been too
sensitive to criticism from their leaders and comrades, as well
as "frequently making it in the wrong way."
"We should not aim to criticize as psychiatrists but rather to
make people better fighters in the class struggle. Subjectivity in the
face of criticism is a petty bourgeois trait."
". . .to ignore mistakes is to ruin the cadres you 'spare,' " the
document warns, proceeding to quote six paragraphs from a .Stalin
work on how to train "cadres" for the Party.
Written in the pedantic, rhetorical style of Stalin himself, the
LYL's report and evaluation bristles with the Soviet Premier's "ob-
vious question-obvious answer" technique and parrots his passion for
sloganizing abstract material for easy memorization.
Specific LYL projects-completed and planned-noted in the
report will be detailed in tomorrow's article.
PROBES VS. RIGHTS:
Gossett Finds Lapses'
In Investigating Methods.
The test of whether or not the -House Un-American Activities
Committee is justified in its forthcoming investigation of Communist
activities on the nation's campuses "lies in the group's treatment of
its witnesses," Ford Motor Company vice-president William T. Gossett
said last night.
Gossett noted that the Committee is justified in probing any
college campus if its aim is to get information for Congressional leg-
islation. "The Un-American Activities Committee has good in-.,
tentions," he said, but there have been some "lapses" in its methods.
THE LABOR YOUTH LEAGUE SECRET REPORT
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British Author To Open'
Mott Foundation Series
Barbara Ward Jackson, the in-
itial Mott Foundation speaker, will
spend the week beginning March
2 lecturing and discussing with
students the religious implications
of the Communist challenge to
the free world.
By The Associated Press
The Association of American
Colleges struck back yesterday at
what it termed irresponsible charg-
es of subversion in the nation's
'institutions of higher learning.
During a closing session of their
annual convention in Los Angeles
the educators volunteered to co-
operate with any responsible group
appointed by President-elect Eis-
enhower to investigate charges of
subversion in colleges and univer-
* * *
"THE NATION'S colleges have
nothing to fear from an impartial
investigation," Dr. Lincoln B.
Hale, president of Evansville, Ind.,
College, said. "It is our aim to
avoid irresponsible charges when-
ever they occur.
"We want to restore public
confidence in our colleges and
universities and we feel that an
impartial inquiry will vindicate
The association did not propose
appointment of an investigating
group in adopting the commis-
sion's report but agreed to aid
such a committee if it is set up
LOCAL administration officials
still had no comment yesterday on
the House Un-American Activities
Committee's forthcoming investi-
gation of alleged Communist ac-
tivity on campus.
No administration opinion on
the probe will be released until
President Harlan H. Hatcher's of-
fice has received committee noti-
fication that the University will
be included on the House group's
itinerary, University officials said.
The University was one of
twenty-five schools designated
for investigation by the Com-
mittee which is headed by Rep.
Harold H. Velde (R-Ill.)
Wayne University was also nam-
ed. Wayne's acting president Clar-
ence B. Hillberry commented Wed-
nesday that inclusion of the De-
troit university on the list was
"natural" if large and important
universities are being investigated.
Mrs. Jackson, a leading Brit-
ish writer and assistant editor of
The Economist, is being sponsor-
ed by the Mott Foundation in
Flint which has provided funds to
bring to campus, each year for
the next 10 years, a distinguished
writer and speaker in the field of
religion. The project was announc-
ed by President Hatcher at his
convocation last spring.
. . .
THOUGH ONLY 39 years old,
Mrs. Jackson is regarded as one
of the most influential writers in
England. Her writings, noted for
their clarity to the general reader
on complex issues, include not only
such books as "The West at Bay,"
"Policy for the West" and "The
International Share Out," but also
articles in Foreigni Affairs, The
Atlantic, Harper's and the New
The nucleus of her nett book
Iwill be those subjects to be dis-
cussed on campus in March. She
will deliver two formal lectures
March 3 and 5, and will devote
the rest of the week to informal
discussions with students and
For five years, Mrs. Jackson lec-
tured for Cambridge University's
extension courses. Immediately
following, she joined the staff of
She has been a member of the
Board of Governors of Old Vic
and Sadler Wells Theater since
SEOUL - (P) - Allied bombers
smashed at Communist supply.
concentrations along the freezing
155-mile battlefront yesterday, the.
Fifth Air Force reported.
The Air Force said its planes
knocked out a road bridge on a
vital enemy supply route south of
Singye in Central North Korea.
Sabre jet pilots swept MIG Alley
but reported they saw no enemy
Meanwhile, a U. S. service unit
behind the front was bombed and
strafed by one or more unidenti-
fied airplanes yesterday and sev-
eral soldiers were killed.
The Air Force is investigating
to determine' identity of the air-
In Moscow the Soviet press in
numerous dispatches told the Rus-
sian people the United Nations
Command is about to step up the
pace of the Korean War.
By DAVE BAAD
After five consecutive games on
the road, the Michigan hockey
team returns to the Coliseum to-
night to open a two game series
with the Montreal Carabins.
The game starts at 8 o'clock.
IT WILL BE the Wolverines
first appearance at the Hill Street
rink since they defeated the Tor-
onto Blues in mid-December, 6-3.
In the meantime Coach Vic Hey-
liger's squad has captured four
out of five games on foreign ice,
all in* Midwest Hockey League
Although the weekend games
will be non-conference affairs,
they promise to be top-notch
games if past Montreal-Michi-
gan series are any indication.
Two years ago the Wolverines
lost to the Carabins 3-2 and man-
aged to scrape out an 8-8 tie in
the other contest. Last year Mich-
igan walloped the Canadians, 9-2,
in the opener but were defeated in
an exciting finale, 5-4.
This winter Montreal again has
a formidable club, but will be
without the services of Andre
Charest, a standout forward for
the last few years.
THE WOLVERINES came out
of Wednesday's Michigan State
game without any serious injuries
and should be at full strength for
the two game set. The only ques-
tion is whether or not John Mc-
Kennell will be available.
The clever left wing was sus-
pended temporarily for allegedly
slugging a referee after the sec-
ond Denver game during Christ-
mas vacation. He was unable to
play in the State game.
Heyliger had to do some fast
juggling of his lines in order to
fill the gap and although the Wol-
verines beat MSC rather badly,
6-0, McKennell's absence was not-
iced. The first line, on which Mc-
Kennell usually plays left wing,
didn't score a goal for the first
time this season.
S* * *
IF THE DANGEROUS foward
is suspended permanently, Michi-
gan will probably line up like they
did Wednesday night. Doug Phil-
pott, generally the second line cen-
ter, will move up to McKennell's
position on the first line along side
John Matchefts at center and Earl
Keyes at right wing.
Jim Haas,. stellar defenseman,
will take over Philpott's spot, cen-
tering the line with George Chin
and Pat Cooney on theuwings. The
third line of Doug Mullen, Telly
Mascarin and Bert Dunn remains
The Wolverines will be forced to
play again with only three full
time defensemen, Louis Paolotto,
Reg Shave and Alex McClellan,
but both Jim Haas and Doug Mul-
len are likely to be pressed into
part time rear guard duty.
Retiring Defense Head
Calls for Stricter Laws
More than 1
By the Associated Press
Air and sea disasters on both
sides of the world have caused at
least 84 persons to vanish since
In the Welsh hills of Llandegla,
a British Royal Air Force B29
Superfortress crashed and explod-
ed yesterday. All 10 crewmen were
In marshlands near Savannah,
Ga., at least six persons perished
in the collision of two giant B50
Air Force bombers yesterday. One
craft plunged into the swamp. The
other returned to base with a dam-
aged tail section but no casual-
More than 50 planes flew over
the jagged mountain peaks near
Montpelier, Idaho, yesterday with-
out finding any new clues on a
C46 transport missing with 40
aboard. The two-engine plane dis-
appeared Wednesday, bound from
Seattle to Ft. Jackson, S. C., with
37 GIs en route home from the
Korean War. .
FROM TOKYO, the Japanese
Maritime Safety Board yesterday
reported. eight crewmen dead and
12 missing in the breakup of the
Swedish tanker Avanti in a howl-
ing far western Pacific gale.
Rescue ships plucked 21 Avan-
ti crewmen from lifeboats drift-
ing. helplessly in raging seas
about 240 miles northeast of
Okinawa, the safety board said.
Earlier, the board had innounc-
ed that 40 crewmen were rescued
from lifeboats and two sections of
the splintered tanker. The board
said this report was in error.
The Asahi newspaper said its
radio station picked up a report
from a Japanese patrol craft near
the scene saying also that only 21
men had been saved.
The patrol craft radioed. Asahi
said, that the 10,034-ton oil tank-
er had broken into three sections.
It said the eight crewmen reported
dead were believed to have been
caught in the middle section.
In another sea disaster, the
Dutch liner Klipfentein, 10,555
tons, wrecked herself off the Mo-
zambique coast yesterday and sank
in the Indian Ocean.
D. HALE BRAKE
State GOP treasurer
Condemning what he termed
"lack of responsibility and disci-
pline" in the State Republican
party, D. Hale Brake, GOP State
Treasurer,. spoke to a meeting of
the Young Republicans at 8 p.m.
yesterday in the Union.
The six - term administrator,
commenting briefly on the GOP's
November victory, said, "This year
and the year after, we have the
opportunity to show sound and
honest government to a genera-
tion that has never before seen
"We must succeed in this re-
spect or the people will. show
little inclination to be tolerant
of us in the next election, and
justifiably -so," he maintained.
Speaking on "Problems of the
State of Michigan," the self-styled
"traditional Republican" stressed
the damaging effect of party
wrangling within the Michigan
Discussing the proposed Feder-
al inquiry into subversion' on Uni-
versity campuses, Brake said he
strongly felt State*investigating
committeesboards of Regents,
and other State groups were per-
fectly competent to handle such
To Hear Talks
The Senior Board Project Com-
mittee completed plans last night
that will send volunteer represen-
tatives from campus organizations
into their former high schools to
talk informally ion campus life.
The between semester, Senior
Board-sponsored plan is aimed at
giving high school students a clos-
er and more personal look at the
University. Representatives hope
to give a well-rounded picture of
campus life to students who are
choosing their colleges.
Members of the Senior Board
and the other representatives will
work directly with, their own high
schools in stimulating interest in
For Quad Petitions
going secretary of defense, Robert
A. Lovett, called yesterday for
tighter security legislation "to pro-
tect this country against traitors,
spies and blabber-mouths."
Lovett said the problem extends
beyond the defense establishment
to other government agencies.
IN A TWO-HOUR closed-door
session with the House Armed
Services Committee, the retiring.
secretary was described as hav-
ing made these other major points:
1. The world situation is a tense
as it was three years ago and
'this is no time to relax.''
2. "We are in a stalemate in
Korea," and Lovett offered no
solution, although he suggested
more economic pressure on Com-
3. "We have got to maintain the
strength of our forces as they are
now until there is some definite
change in the situation." There
are now about 3,600,000 persons in
the armed forces.
4. The only "satisfactory
method" of reducing the fixed
annual costs of defense is uni-
versal military training.
Some of Lovett's views were
quoted to newsmen by Chairman
Short (R-Mo.): He said Lovett,
in giving the House group a com-
prehensive review of the world
military situation, described it as
"practically the same" as it has
been sinceuthe European buildup
began a couple of years ago.
Dick Davalos To Star
In Play, 'Come of . Age'
* * .
LOVETT was pictured'as show-
ing some concern at an apparent
letdown in rearmament efforts of
some European allies, but in talk-
ing about applying more pressure
on Red China, Short added:
"We have to be careful not
to lose the friendship of our
Two matters which have been
on congressional minds in conec-
tion with solving the Korean stale-
mate were not even brought up
at the session with Lovett, Short
said. They were the use of atomic
weapons and the use of Chinese
Nationalist forces now on Formosa.
Short said Lovett agreed, how-
ever, that more South Korean
troops could be trained for action,
with "proper leadership."
Seven year old Philip Bruneau,
stabbed in the heart Tuesday
noon by a playmate, died at 2:20
p.m. yesterday at St. Joseph Mer-
He was the son of Glenn P.
Bruneau, senior laboratory mech-
anician in the School of Natural
The boy was injured during a
noon recess at the Stone School
two milesaeast of Ann Arbor when
a playmate stabbed him on a
dare, a sheriff's office official
Hospital surgeons had massag-
ed his heart to start it beating
after it stopped, gave blood trans-
fusions and put Philip into an
By JON SOBELOFF
A young seventeenth century'
poet who makes a strange bargain
with Death will be portrayed to-
day by a recent addition to the
Arts Theater company.
Dick Davalos, 22-year-old blond
thespian will star in "Come of
Age," Clements Dane's unusual
blank versestory of the poet's
love of life, so intense that he is
allowed to return to earth in the
20th century to fulfill himself.
. The curtain goes up on the
first night of the play's two week
run at 8:30 p.m.
* * *
DAVALOS, who has been in Ann
Arbor less than two months, re-
vealed that he worked for the U. S.
post office as a mail sorter during
the recent Christmas rush. This
provided a change of pace from
his first Arts Theater performance
as "Kit Racoon" in Gertrude
Stein's "In the Garden.".
Davalos was employed by the
government once before. He
Today is the deadline for men
in University Residence Halls to
petition for terminating room
EARLIER last night, in a talk
bef ore the Student BarAssocia-
tion on "Investigating Committees
vs. Individual Liberties," Gossett
outlined some of the "lapses" in
national probe groups' tactics.
"Though the committees usurp
the judicial functions of the grand
jury," he said, they deny question-
ed individuals the right to be in-
formed in advance of the nature
of the inquiry, to cross-examine
_ witnesses "iwho t~tifv n7 n
Quad Men Lack Knowledge of IHC
contracts.-iron lung in a dramatic, but futile
Residents who feel they have two-day battle to save his life.
"sufficient cause" for withdrawing The body will be taken to Mueh-
from the quadrangles may sub- lig's Funeral Home. Time for the
mit letters to the Residence Halls! funeral has not been set.
Conference Committee secretary, - -
istration Bldg. Russia Reporteduy
Assistant Dean of the Men's Seiding 11 to UN
Residence Halls, Peter A. Ostafin,
By MIKE WOLFF
The six-month-old Inter-House
Council appears to have achieved
less contact with quad residents
than its founders probably had in
r i. ,a
quad governing body's recent ac-
tions. And the great majority of
those who could knew of little
besides the two-month-old case
of Bert Braun, '54, who was
the remainder could only name
West Quad President Sam Alfieri,
'54A. The same number of those
questioned in the East Quad were
ignorant of the names of the
* * newcomer
said, playing the title role in "Hans
Blinker and the Silver Skates."
said the number of men request-
ing permission to move out was
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