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thus f, c changes have not been made
We believe t o be an undesirable situation.
The student body, affected by any curriculum
change should be informed. Students should
be perminted to comment on the proposals,
thereby giving the faculty an idea of student
This would serve to supplement faculty in-
formation and action at its seemingly infre-
quent and brief meetings.
In the event that changes are made, students
will wonder why.
Informing the student body would not, in our
opinion, result in "high-pressuring" of the fac-
ulty. "General Education in a Free Society,"
better-known as the Harvard Plan, was released
last June and favorably discussed in the nation's
Proposals of the Harvard Plan were not voted
upon by the Harvard faculty until early last
month. Apparently, the faculty was not "pres-
sured" by the widespread comment, for it modi-
fied the proposals and decided to institute the
resulting curriculum changes on an experimental
Harvard is a private institution. The Uni-
versity of Michigan is a state-supported insti-
tution which has a definite responsibility to
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Why should the University follow a policy of
We neither doubt the ability of the literary
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The press, however, can be a definite aid,
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NEW YORK papers have been injecting race
hatred into their recent reports on crime. At-
tributing, without justification, recent lawless
acts to the Negro, these papers have done their
best to cause friction between racial groups.
PM has been exposing the misuse of the press
of the terms Negro and mugging in connection
with crimes and has canvassed several organiza-
tion heads for their reaction to this type of
Typinal of some of the remarks were those
made b Edward Lewis, executive director of
the U:an League of Greater New York. He
s&i. "Cime i not a racial characteristic, and
whe th press deliberately particularizes Ne-
. gMr. ?Vadout-of-proportion stories about crime
in 'd 'b Nroes happen to be participants, it
deaeritely is inviting a resurgance of racial
Henry C. Turner, chairman of the State Com-
mission Against Discrimination stated that "The
specifi designation that the accused is a Negro
s celculated to arouse and strengthen bias
inst a group, the great multitude of whom
are trying to improve their economic and social
By DREW PEARSON
WASHINGTON.-Backstage opinion in labor
circles is that Walter Reuther, head of the
General Motors section of the United Auto Work-
ers has bitten off more than he can chew. Some
labor leaders even say he has walked right into a
carefully baited General Motors trap.
Real fact fact is that neither UAW Boss R. J.
Thomas nor CIO boss Phil Murray wanted the
strike. They knew that in view of high 1945
taxes, General Motors would not worry about
shutting down for the balance of the yar. After
Jan. 1, the generous new tax brackets just
voted by congress will pay the auto industry to
get back to work. But in the closing month of
1945, it doesn't pay.
That's why R. J. Thomas, when asked about
Reuther, says out of the corner of his mouth:
"That fool!" Some labor leaders even hope pri-
vately that Reuther gets licked. They figure that
if he wins he will attempt to -take control of the
Chances of Reuther's beating General Motors
are not too good. The strike is bound to last
until Jan. 1, and that five weeks will be a serious
drain on the union treasury. The UAW now has
$4,000,000 in the bank. But Reuther's section is
only entitled to about one-third to one-half.
Dues had already been falling off, and the UAW
was in the red.
That's why some labor leaders say Reuther
THE eloquent Madame Pandit, from India, tore
off all the masks, local, national and interna-
tional, and hung them on the walls of Hill Audi-
torium last Thursday evening. We had our for-
tunes told in dead earnest. Though we could not
like the predictions we may be better citizens for
having had a chance to see ourselves as others
We of the United States, pragmatic in our
outlook and fond of thinking of ourselves as
"scientific" must admit that so far as familiar-
ity with religious attitudes and insights are
concerned, we are illiterate. Inabiliay to move
quickly through the three sages to which we
have committed ourselves is born of that ig-
norance and a lack of faith. Have we not com-
mitted ourselves to revert to peace with its
necessity for reconstruction of the violated peo-
pies as well as defeated ones, to operate within
a United Nations structure certain to cramp
our style, and to police not a static but a dyn-
amic world order? Confidence born of religion,
however, is the one guarantee that we shall be
able to make good those pledges.
On this point it is difficult to appraise the pres-
ent reluctance of local or national leaders. Our
commentators, editors, authors, statesmen, mili-
tary leaders, business executives, club speakers,
governmental spokesmen and the rest who re-
iterate this fact daily do so without repairing to
any altar not turning to the established churches
for private solace or public participation. Be-
tween the church and persons longing for confi-
dence as the minimum for social cohesion there
is an almost impassible gulf fixed.
This must eventually mean one of two
things: either that the growing, pulsating and
certain spiritual hunger of man will be satis-
fied through some other agency or the extenu-
ating circumstances of modern man, plus his
creative ability must have carried him to that
Utopian stage of which Augustus Comte pro-
phesied when he predicted that eventually man
would move from stages Theological, through
the Metaphysical and reach success in Social
Positivism. In either case the church would
seem to be in for a transformation of which its
accredited leads are unaware.
Sociological, our religious heritage reaches
this needy stage in history broken and fragmen-
tary. Nevertheless the Judeo-Christian tradition,
including Judaism in every nation, Eastern Or-
thodox in Russia as it laps over into Asia, the
Roman Catholic world and diversified protestan-
tism, determines attitudes and reactions of far
more persons; wise, foolish, good or bad, influen-
tial or unimportant, than does any other tradi-
tion in the Western World. If that tradition, or
the creative minds within it, could speedily be
brought to a lofty courage in social leadership
which would match the leadership of the Pandits
and the Nehrus for the Indian people, an effec-
tive world organization could soon be a fact.
In any case, it behooves every young intellec-
tual, every returned veteran, every scholar,
every humble citizen who loves the age of
which he is a part, to reestablish a speaking, a
worshipping and a critical acquaintance with
such religion as is his own. If "getting and
spending we lay waste our powers" as Words-
worth hinted then this is the hour in which to
redeem the time. It is Karl Mannheim who
says in his introduction to Diagnosis of Our
Time, "Just as the revolutionary waits for his
hour the reformer, whose aim is to remould
society by peaceful means, must seize his pass-
ing chance." Our world is alert to the touch of
a prophet whose emergence in our epoch is
Edward W. Blakeman
Counselor in Religious Education
walked into a General Motors trap. Probably
that's also why General Motors' boss Charlie
Wilson refused to arbitrate or sit down with la-
bor Secretary Schwellenbach. Either he or his
bosses in Wilmington, Del., figure he's got
Reuther on the run. Probably his Du Pont su-
periors in Wilmington, because Schwellenbach
claims that on four different occasions Wilson
said he would come to Washington for a talk.
NOTE-Phil Murray is not likely to make the
same mistake Reuther did in precipitating a
steel strike before Jan. 1. He is likely to stall
any definite showdown until after the first of
Homes for Veterans
A MIABLE, white-thatched Representative
Adolph Sabath of Illinois, chairman of the
House rules committee, usually gets what he
wants when he calls at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave-
nue. His recent visit to the White House was no
One matter the persuasive Illinoian discussed
at length with President Truman is the housing
shortage for returning war vets. This has
reached acute proportions in New York, Chicago,
Cleveland and other cities.
"More than 3,000,000 new homes are needed
for our returning servicemen," Sabbath told
Truman. "This to my mind is the No. 1 job of
the government-to provide homes for those
boys and quickly.
"Before we start appropriating money for
roads, rivers and harbors and other things, we
should see to it that the men who fought this
war have a place to live.
"I strongly urge you, Mr. President," he con-
tinued, "to make a statement on this matter so
that we can expedite action on Senator Wag-
ner's war housing bill, which is aimed at the
problem. It might even be well for you to send
a special message to Congress so we can get the
Wagner bill out of committee and passed in the
Truman replied that he fully agreed, prom-
ised to go to bat personally for the legislation
either by a statement to the press or a special.
message to Congress.
Battle of Missourians
MISSOURI's No. 1 citizen is having trouble
with another Missourian, Congressman
Clarence Cannon of Elsberry, Mo., chairman of
the appropriations committee. However, Tru-
man's troubles with Cannon are minor compared
with the battle which took place in a secret ses-
sion of the committee last week.
The big issue was whether a $130,000,000
program for flood control should be voted. A
sub-committee of Cannon's appropriations
committee had recommended that these flood-
control funds be voted. But ,very mysteriously,
another of his sub-committees, the deficiency
sub-committee, left the program out of the de-
ficiency bill. This was a big victory for the
power companies which are fighting flood con-
Word of this utility victory was supposed to be
a deep-dyed secret, but it leaked out, and Chair-
man Cannon was furious. One of the strongest
rules in Congress is that all appropriations mat-
ters are kept completely secret until reported to
the house. So at the committee.meeting Cannon
gave its entire membership a thorough bawling
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1945
VOL. LVI, No. 25
To the members of the faculty --
College of Literature, Science, and the
Arts: The Dec. meeting of the Faculty
of the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts for the academic year
1945-46 will be held Monday, Dec. 3,
at 4:10 p.m. in Room 1025 Angell Hall.
1. Consideration of the minutes of the
meetings of November 5 and 12,
1945 (pp. 1181-1207).
2. Consideration of reports submitted
with the call to this meeting:
a. Executive Committee- Professor
E. S. Brown.
b. University Council-Professor L.
G. Vander Velde.
c. Executive Board of the Graduate
School-Professor R. L. Wilder.
d. Senate Advisory Commmittee on
University Affairs-Professor N.
E. Nelson. No report.
e. Deans' Conference -Dean Hay-
ward Keniston. No report.
3. Memorial for Thomas A. Knott
(Professors H. T. Price, M. P. Tilley,
L. I. Bredvold, Chairman).
4. Curricular Recommendations.
5. New Business:
a. Departmental Honors Program.
b. Summary of Departmental Or-
a. New Members of the Executive
b. Preparation of the College Cata-
Faculty, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: The civilian
freshman five-week progress reports
will be due Dec. 6 in the office of the
Academic Counselors, 108 Mason
The five-weeks' grades for Navy
and Marine trainees (other than En-
gineers and Supply Corps) will be due
Dec. 6. Department offices will be
provided with special cards and the
Office of the Academic Counselors,
108 Mason Hall, will receive these
reports and transmit them to the
A. Van Duren
Medical School Sophomores: The
University Automobile Regulation will
be lifted for members of the Sopho-
more Medical Class for the. period
beginning 8:00 a. m. Saturday, Dec.
1, 1945 and ending at 8:00 a. m.
Monday, Jan. 7, 1946.
Identification Pictures will be given
out between Dec. 4 and Dec. 8 from
the cage in University Hall outside
of Room 2, University Hall. Dec. 4
and Dec. 5 the cage will be kept open
from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. including
the noon hour.
Choral Union Members in good
standing, will please call for their
courtesy pass tickets for the Don Cos-
sack Chorus concert, on the day of
the concert Monday, Dec. 3, between
the hours of 9:30 and 11:30, and 1
and 4, at the offices of the University
Musical Society, Burton Memorial
Tower. Passes will not be issued after
Charles A. Sink, President.
All women students on the campus
who are employed part-time or who
are seeking such work are instructed
to register this fact immediately at
the Office of the Dean of Women.
The Health Service and the Academic
Counselors Office are cooperating to
put this requirement into effect,
which has been decided upon so that
good health and maximum academic
efficiency will be insured among
women students. A brief form will be
filled out by each woman student
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whether she works on the campus or
Girls interested in summer work at
a Texas dude ranch should contact
the Bureau of Appointments and Oc-
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Hall. Dieticians are especially needed.
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Army Service Forces, Special Services
Division again have openings for a
number of civilian accountants for
employment in Europe. General qual-
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Draft exempt, and willing to sign a
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concerning the petinence and mod-
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thought and literature in the fields of
history, economics and political sci-
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may choose any one of the following
topics: 1. Theories of relationships
between human ecology and political
systems; 2. Relationships between
political systems, ethical values, and
the concept of personal property; 3.
the individual and the state: Lists of
books that shall form the basis for
the discussion of these topics will be
supplied contestants. The essay is to
be between ten thousand and twenty
thousand words. The contest is open
to any undergraduate of the Univer-
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submitted by March 15, 1946. Con-
testants are requested to consult with
any member of the committee on
awards before writing the essay.
Joseph E. Kallenbach
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The Michigan Academy of Science,
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es to invite int~o active membership
all persons in the University engaged
in research, the promotion of litera-
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of knowledge. At the Annual Meet-
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Phillips Scholarships: Freshman
students who presented four units of
Latin, with or without Greek, for ad-
mission to the University, and who
are continuing the study of either
language, are invited to compete for
the Phillips Classical Scholarships.
Two awards of fifty dollars each will
be made on the basis of an examina-
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as described in the bulletin on schol-
arships, a copy of which may be ob-
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The examination will be held thi
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terested students are asked to give
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Pearl (2024 A. H.) or to Dr. Rayment
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Past holders of the scholarships who
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Bacteriology Seminar: Tuesday,
Dec. 4, 4:00 p.m., in Room 1564 East
Medical Building. Dr. Stanley Mar-
cus will discuss "Experiences in an
Army Medical Corps Diagnostic Lab-
oratory in the Pacific." All interested
The Don Cossack Chorus, Serge
Jaroff, Conductor, will give the fifth
concert in the Choral Union Series
Monday evening, Dec. 3, at 8:30 in
Hill Auditorium. The program will
consist of religious numbers, Cossack
songs, and Russian folk tunes.
Exhibit: Museum of Art and Arch-
aeology, 434 South State Street. His-
torical Firearms and other Weapons.
Nov. 25 through Dec. 9. Weekdays,
9-12; 1:30-5; 7:30-9:30; Sundays, 3-5.
Eihibit of Paintings and Sketches
by Various Japanese-American Ar-
tists, On Relocation Centers. From
Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. Sponsored by Stu-
dent Council of Student Religious As-
sociation, Inter-Guild, Inter-Racial
Association, All Nations Club. Office
of Counselor in Religious Education,
yMichiganOffice of 'War Relocation
Authority, U. S. Department of In-
Varsity Glee Club: Special rehears-
al Sunday, Dec. 2, 4:30 p.m. for Don
Cossack reception at Rackham As-
sembly Hall, Monday evening. Try-
outs for quartets.
The B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
Cost Supper Committee will meet on
Monday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p. m. at the
Hillel Foundation. All who are inter-
ested are invited to attend.
A class in elementary Hebrew given
by Professor Hootkins of the Romance
Language Department will meet at
the Hillel Foundation, Tuesday, Dec.
4, at 4:10 p. m. and every Tuesday
thereafter. The intermediate Hebrew
New Books In The General Library
Andrews, Roy Chapman
Meet your ancestors. New York, Viking
In writing the summary of human evolution
for general reading, Roy Chapman Andrews has
again revealed his ability to tell an accurate
scientific story and keep it moving. He has in-
cluded stories of the new discoveries in Java and
in China. He has injected little pictures of living
man compared with extinct forms, and has illus-
trated his writing with well selected pictures.
United nations primer. New York, Farrar
and Rinehart, 1945.
Sigrid Arne has fitted the fifteen conferences,
from the meeting of Roosevelt and Churchill in
1941 to the United Nations conference, into a
compact report and analysis. For each she de-
scribes what happened, who was there, what was
accomplished and how each conference or meet-
ing became part of the whole United Nations
structure. This book is a "must" for those inter-
ested in international good-will.
Hindus, Maurice Gersehon
The Cossacks: the story of a warrior people.
New York, Doran, 1945
With sympathetic understanding Mr. Hindus
has written a vivid story of the warrior Cossacks
from the beginning of their gory and glamorous
history to the Nazi invasion of Russia.
Hobart, Alice Tisdale
The peacock sheds hi* tail. In-
dianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1945
This is a novel of international
marriage. The setting is Mexico. The
story carries the aristocratic Navarro
family through three centuries of
social change, revealing the troubled
course of Mexican affairs. The prose
is rich enough to convey the color of
Mexican life, and at the same time
vigorous enough to portray the vital
social changes stirring the country.
Langley, Adria Locke
A lion is in the streets. New York,
Whittlesey, House, 1945
"The story of an American politic-
ian, a one-time peddler, who using
the slogans and tricks of a dema-
gogue, rose to the position of Gov-
ernor of Magnolia State, before he
finally fell." The author reveals her
knowledge of the bayou country and
of social history. Hercharacteriza-
tions are good even to the sharecrop-
pers and fisherfolk.
Ullman, James Ramsay
The white tower. Philadelphia,
"An entire noval, almost 500 pages
of it, about six people on a mountain
in Switzerland. Who has ever im-
agined a phenomenon? It must have
needed both vision and courage to
have undertaken the writing of it;
but these qualities James Ramsay
Ullman possessed in abundance."
Mr. O'Malley, my Fairy Godfather, persuaded
an invisible Leprechaun to be a reference
for him at Bigger's Department Store, Pop.
You don't think they'll let Mr. O'Malley
charge all his Christmas presents?...
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I took the liberty to intercept the mail,
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