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PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14,1958

PAGE SIX TIlE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1956

LYL Practices Indicate
Communist Sympathies

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN,

(Continued from Page 1)
(which also applies to some other
forms of patriotism).
Additional pertinent facts to,
whether the LYL is a Communist-
front are that Leon Wofsy, na-
tional director of the LYL, was
National Youth Director of the'
Communist Party at the time the
Labor Youth League was formed,
that seven of the National Coun-
cil of the LYL at the 1950 Con-
vention have been shown to be
functionaries of the Party, and'
that checks in amounts exceeding
$1,200 were drawn by the Com-
munist Party of New York State
payable to the New York State
Labor Youth League during the
period from January through May,
1951.
-It is also interesting to note that
the Ann Arbor LYL'has spent con-
siderable amounts of money for
advertising in The Daily from time
to time. On Feb. 16, 1954, it bought
a full page ad that cost more than
$200 and developed the theme
"McCarthyism is the clear and
present danger" On Dec. 8, 1954,
it presented a half page ad cost-
ing more than $100 in opposition to
SGC, which was the issue of a
special referendum at that time.
Yet, membership dues in the
LYL are only 50 cents per month
for employed college students and
25 cents per month for unemploy-
ed college students.
Marxist Group
The LYL, itself, has admitted
it is a Marxist group (both a study
group and an action' group, Bob
Schor told me). Last spring, The
Daily asked Dormont to get some-
one in the LYL to write an article
which The Daily could present as
the LYL's own explanation of it-
self. The piece finally appeared on
May 22, 1956, under th'e by-line
of State Chairman Baxter, al-
though I know Baxter did not
write it (Dormont and Schor were
being careful at that time about
getting very much publicity as LYL
members).
According to that article, the
LYL is "a national Marxist edu-
cational youth organization which
stimulates interest in the study of
M a r x i s m and Socialism. The
League believes in the democratic
principles of our country as em-
bddied in the Constitution, Bill of
Rights, and Declaration of Inde-
pendence. The LYL is not a polit-
ical party. ..."
Interest in Marxism;
In the preamble of its consti-
tution, the LYL says it "stimulatesI
interest in, and study of, Marxism,s
and educates youth in the princi-I
ples of Scientific Socialism-the1
beaconlight and historic goal ofI
the working class .. . the LeagueI
at all times promotes the coopera-
tion and unity of the young men
and women of America to im-
prove their daily lives and ad-
vance their democratic aspirations
... the League stands against theI
big business tycoons whose system
exists by war and human misery
. the League strives for friend-
ship between the U.S.A. and the
U.S.S.R.... the League instills in
young people a firm faith in the
America which can and will be-I
come a land of free and equal'
people, a land of Socialism."
These are the LYL's long-range1
goals, and one has to admit that
some of them (though few) are
just as real American as the Boy
Scouts..
Pushed 'U' Membership
Its short-range goals at the Uni-
versity of Michigan were to get a
large membership in the LYL and
to get large numbers of people to
listen to Communist speakers. On
the side, it also attempted to get
favorable publicity and editorial
comment from The Daily, infiltrate
Forum To Debate

Semi-Pro Football
"Should Intercollegiate Football
be Semi-Professional?",will be the
topic of a speech department for-
um at 4 p.m. today in Rackham
Lecture Hall.
Two University students and two
students from the University of
Minnesota will discuss the question
in open forums. Each side will
present arguments both for and
against the proposal.

established student organizations
both big and small, set up some
fronts of its own, and distribute
literature with such eye-catching
titles as "You Can Help End TER-
ROR in Mississippi."
Although it didn't go about it
in any refmied way, the LYL en-
tertained the goal of eliminating
racial discrimination and segrega-
tion. Without going into the com-
plications this introduces into de-
termining the real reasons for
having such a goal and proceeding
toward it in the way the LYL did,
suffice it to say that it also in-
troduces complications into de-
terming why individuals join and
become active in groups such as
the LYL.
Subversive?
If the LYL is for elimination of
racial discrimination, and a per-
son is for the LYL because of that,
it does not necessarily follow that
the person is a subversive even if
the LYL is subversive.
From the LYL members I have
known, I concluded that most of
them, if not all, are sincerely in-
terested in the betterment of -hu-
manity. But some abnormal as-
pect in their psychology causes
distortions which prevent them
from seeing the right means to
goals or from questioning the sin-
cerity or rationality of the group
which espouses them, in this case
the LYL. They are rebels without
thought, escapees from reality-
and make tempting dupes.
Regular Procedures
For the accomplishment of their
goals, these people (LYL members)
have certain regular procedures,
like meetings, which is not un-
usual for an organization.
At the LYL meetings which I
attended, a Communist speaker
disseminated the Party line. For
instance, Herbert Aptheker, in an
appearance before 22 LYL mem-
bers, guests and curious students
on Nov. 14, 1955, said, "The ruling
class in American capitalism has
always exploited the Negro."
In past years, the LYL has cre-
ated no little excitement by at-
tempting to present Communist
speakers to the entire campus, al-
though not as much as some of its
predecessors and erstwhile con-
temporaries such as the Michigan
Youth for Democracy, the Civil
Liberties Committee and the
Young Progressives. In the past
year or two, however, the LYL has
not attempted to bring such a
speaker for an all-campus, public'
appearance, although it has tried
to get other, above-board organi-
zations such as Student Govern-
ment Council to do so (this will
be covered more elaborately in a
later article in this series). It has
also lent its rather dubiously ac-
cepted support to liberal speakers
sponsored by other groups who
would rather not have it.
Current Daily City Editor Lee
Marks last spring suggested to
Dormont that The Daily cover all
LYL meetings so that the LYL
could demonstrate itself as the
si n c e r e, above-board, honestly-
motivated organization it claimed
to be. Marks said he would do this
without using names in order to
protect the members. (I was al-
ways made to promise not to reveal
the location of the meetings I at-
tended.) Dormont was evasive and
said he would think it over. The
LYL later declined, the offer. In
doing so, it probably sealed it's
death as well as its secrecy.
(TOMORROW: SEVEN YEARS
'TILL NOW)

(Continued from Page 4)
Concerts
M.E.N.C. Student Recital Fri., Nov. 16,
8:30 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall, followed
by reception in the Union. Free of
charge; open to public.
Academic Notices
All Students planning to meet the Di-
rected Teaching requirements for the
Secondary School Teaching Certificate
during the Spring Semester 1957, must
file their applications in Room 3206,
University High School before the end
of the present semester.
All Students planning to meet the
Directed Teaching requirements for
the Elementary School Teaching Certi-
ficate during the Spring Semester 1957,
must file their applications before the
end of the present semester. Application
blanks can be picked up in the School
of. Education Office, 1437 University
Elementary School.
Students, College of Engineering: The
final day for dropping courses without
record will be Wed., Nov. 14. A course
may be dropped only with the permis-
sion of the classifier after conference
with the instructor.
Students, College of Engineering: The
final day for removal of incompletes
will be Wed., Nov. 14. Petitions for ex-
tension of time must be on file in the
Secretary's Office on or before Wed.,
Nov. 14.
Operations Research Seminar: Please
Note: Today's session of the seminar
will be held at 4:00 p.m. at Willow Run,
Building 153. No coffee hour.
Botanical Seminar: Prof. A. C. Leo-
pold, Purdue University, will speak on
"The Function of Plant Growth Hor-
mones." Wed., Nov. 14, 4:15 p.m., 1139
Natural Science. Refreshments at 4:00.
Orientation Seminar, Chemistry De-
partment. Thurs., Nov. 15, 7:00 p.m.,
Room 1300, Chemistry Building. Dr. M.
Tamres and Dr. R. C. Taylor will be the
speakers.
Physical-Analytical-Inorganic Chem-
istry Seminar. Thurs., Nov. 15, 8 p.m.,
Room 3005, Chemistry Building. Leonard
C. Labowitz will speak on "Vapor-Phase
Chromatography".
Organic Chemistry Seminar. 8:00 p.m.,
Thurs., Nov. 15, Room 1300, Chemistry
Building. John Callahan will speak on
"Reactions of Nitrocyciopropanes with
Alkali."f
401 Interdisciplinary Seminar on 'the
Application of Mathematics to Social
Science, Room 3401. Mason Hall, 3:00-
4:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 15. Jerry Zinnes,
"A Dimensional Discussion of Hull."
Doctoral Examination for Doddabal-
lapur Lakshminaranaiah Subrahman-
yam, Electrical Engineering: thesis; "A
Narrow Band Speech Transmission Sys-
tem", Wed., Nov. 14, 1072 East Engineer-
ing Building, at 1:00 p.m. Chairman,
R. K. Brown.
Doctoral Examination for Ronald Da-
vid George Crozier, Chemical Engineer-

ing; thesis; "Froth Stratification and
Liquid Mixing in a Bubble Tray Col-
umn", Thurs., Nov. 15, 3072 East Engi-
neering Building, at 11:00 a.m. Chiar-
Iman, G. B. Williams.
Doctoral Examination for William
Joseph Sullivan, Pharmaceutical Chem-
istry; thesis; "Cyclization of Amino-
methylcyclohexanones to Azabicyclooc-
tanones", Thurs. Nov. 15, 2525 Chemis-
try Building, at 2:30 p.m. Chairman,
F F.Blicke
Events Today
Speech Assembly: "Should Intercol-
legiate Football Be Semi-Professional?",
discussion in the Department of Speech
assembly today at 4:00 p.n. in the
Rackham Lecture Hall. Open to the
public without admission charge.
Romance Languages Journal Club
Wed., Nov. 14 at 4:15 p.m., in the East
Conference Room of the Rackham
Building. Prof. Mikes Dufrenne, Uni-
versity of Poiters, will speak on "L'or-
ganisation et l'esprit de l'enseignement
en France." Staff members and gradu-
ate students of the department are
urged to attend.
Coming Events
Meteorological Laboratory, 5500 East
Engineering Bldg. The Department of
Civil Engineering is sponsoring an
Open House at the new laboratory from
2 to 4 p.m. on Thurs., Nov. 15. Con-
ducted tours of the facilities and in-
door and outdoor demonstrations of
experiments and research techniques.
Take elevator in south wing to roof
and turn right. Staff, students, towns-
people and others invited.
Placement Notices
The following schools have vacbncies
on their teaching staffs for Feb., 1957.
Battle Creek, Michigan - Senior High
Speech/English; Junior High Home Eco-
nomics.
Hammond, Indiana - Kindergarten;
Elementary Grades.
Kankakee, Illinois - Speech Correc-
tion; Visiting Counselor; Mentally Han-
dicapped.
Mt. Clemens, Michigan - Early Ele-
Imentary (Kindergraten, 2nd & 5th);
High School Librarian; Special Educa-
tion.
Muskegon Heights, Michigan - Early
Elementary.
Norwalk, California - Elementary.
Perrysburg, Ohio - High School Eng-
lish/Speech/Journalism.
Traverse City, Michigan (Old Mission
Peninsula School) - First Grade;
Fourth Grade.
For additional information contact
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Ad-
ministration Building, NO 3-1511, Ext.
489.
Personnel Interviews:

Representatives from the following
will be at the Engrg. School:
Mon., Nov. 19
Acme Industries, Inc., Jackson, Mich.
all levels Aero., Che. E., Civil, Elect., In-
dustrial, Instru., Mech., and Engrg.
Mech,
Allen-Bradley Co., Milwaukee, Wis.-
all levels in all programs.
Arma Div., Amer. Bosch, Garden City,
N. Y. - all levels Elect., Mech., and
Physics.
Bell Aircraft Corp., Buffalo, N.Y.
all levels Aero., Ch. E., Civil. Elect.,
Inst., Mat., Math.. Mech., Engrg. Mech.,
Nuclear. Sanitary, Physics, Science; B.S.
in Ind. and Naval & Marine.
City of Dayton, Ohio - all levels Civil
and Municipal.
nood Rubber Co., Div. B.F. Goodrich
Co., Watertown, Mass. - B.S. and M.S.
in Ch. E., Elect.. Mech., and Engrg.
Mech.
Long Island Lighting, Hicksville, New
York - all levels in Civil, Elect., Ind.,
and Mech. E.
W. L. MAXSON, New York, N.Y. -
all levels E. E. and Inst.
National Aniline Div., Allied Chem.
& Dye Corp., Buffalo, N.Y. - all levels
in Che. E., Inst., and Mech. E.
Reliance Elect. & Engrg., Cleveland,
Ohio - B.S. or M.S. in Ch. E., Elect.,
Indust,, and Mech.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chica-
go, Ill. - all levels in Elect. and Mech.
E.
Mon. & Tues., Nov. 19 & 20.
Owens-Corning Fiberglas, Toledo,
Ohio - all levels in Ch. E., Civil, Elect.,
Indust., & Mech.
Tues., Nov. 20
Cleveland Pneumatic Tool, Cleveland,
Ohio, - all degrees Aero., Civil, Ind.,
Mech., and Metal.
Grumman Aircraft Engrg., Bethpage,
Long Island, N. Y. - all levels Aero.,
Civil, Mech., Engrg. Mech., Naval &
Marine, Nuclear & Physics; B.S., M.S.
in Elect. and Ind.
Nordbert Mfg. Co., Milwaukee, Wis.-
all degrees in Mech. E., Engrg. Mech.;

B.S. & M.S. in Ind. and Naval & Ma-
rine; B. S. in Metal.
Plumbing & Heating Div., American
Rad. & Sanitary, Louisville, Ky.-B.S.
& M.S. Mech., Engrg. Mech., and Metal:
B. S. in Chem. E., and Elect.
For appointments contact the Engrg.
Placement Office, 347 W. E., Ext. 2182.
Personnel Request.:
P.R. Mallory & Co., Inc. Indianapolis,
Ind., is looking for a man with an
M.B.A. and a major in Acctg. to be a
trainee in the Controller's Office.
U.S. Civil Service, V.A. announces a
need for Educational Therapist and
for Manual Arts Therapist.
For further information contact the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Admin.
Bldg., Ext. 371.
Organization
Notices,
Alpha Phi Omega, elections meeting,
7:30 p.m., Union.
* **
Alpha Lambda Delta, meeting, 4 p.m.,
League.
* t
Physics Club, meeting, 7:30 p.m.. 2038
Randall. speaker: Harvey J. Staple-
n"Quantum Restrictions on Atomic
Collisions"
Hawaiian Club, social meeting, 8 p.m.,
Friday, Union.
Spring Weekend, Skit-Night commit-
tee meeting, 7 p.m., Room 3M, Union.
ULLR Ski Club, meeting and trip to
Detroit, 7:30 p.m., 3S, Union.
* * *
International Center, social hour,
4:30-6 p.m, Thursday, International
Center recreation room,

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EXTRA SERIES
WED. 8:30
NOV. 14.
HILL
AUDITORIUM
Tickets at University
Musical Society-Burton Tower
and
at Hill Auditorium Box Office
After 7 P.M. Day of Concert

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IT'S FOR REALI by Chester Field
SULTRY SCENE WITH THE HOUSE-PARTY QUEEN
She sat next to me on the train that day
And a wave of perfume wafted my way
--A dangerous scent-that is called "rm ad!"
Deliberately made to drive men mad.
I tried to think thoughts that were pure and good
I did the very best that I could!
But alas, that perfume was stronger than I
I gave her a kiss .. and got a black eye!

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