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Curriculum Change
jN THE midst of the current campus discussion
of proposed revision of the curriculum,
Princetoni University has announced that it will
join Columbia, Harvard, Yale and others in a
return to a more rigid required program for
freshmen. According to the report in Wednes-
day's Daily "The Princeton Plan is based upon
the university's experience that many students
graduate with little knowledge in any of the
major fields of learning."
If this is also true at this university, it is
the fault of the students rather than the cur-
ricula. The present requirement for twelve
hours in each of three basic groups-lan-
guages, sciences, and social sciences-means
that only those students who purposely go
out of their way to avoid learning are likely
to graduate in the blissful ignorance of which
Princeton complains.
There are, furthermore, several concrete ob-
jections to the recent trend away from the elec-
tive system. The faculty would be charged with
preparing general freshman courses which
would be even more vague than those already
presented, in order to cover a whole segment of
one of the "major fields of learning" in one year.
Teaching would be complicated by the forced
inclusion in every course of large numbers of
students whose attitude towards the subject
material might range from enthusiasm to
apathy. And both these groups would lose under
the system; for the enthusiastic students would
be wasting a year going over material they prob-
ably learned on their own in high school, while
the apathetic ones would be sleeping through
classes, and very likely jeopardizing their schol-
astic record thereby. I base these remarks on the
reports of several close friends who have been
attending Columbia University since the curric-
ula change was inaugurated there.
The gain a student realizes from four years
of college is only partly dependent on the me-
.chanics of the school system. They are largely
determined by the student's personal enthusi-
asm and desire to learn. These can best be
satisfied through a reasonably free choice on
his part.
-Milt Freudenheim
New Feuhrer
IN GERMANY about a dozen years ago a man
named Adolf Hitler, backed by a group of
"gang men" started a policy which they were to
pursue until the downfall of the German army
and people-a policy of religious persecution.
In Argentine today a man named Col. Juan D.

Peron, vice-president of the country is con-
ducting the opening stages of just such a pro-
Within the past ten days sporadic anti-
Jewish demonstrations have occurred in the
Jewish sections of Buenos Aires. Attacks made
on Jewish citizens and Jewish-owned shops
have been carried on with no intervention by
the Buenos Aires police. The police, controlled
by Peron are so obviously indulgent with the
perpetrators of these outrages that they are
no guarantee of protection.
The realization that the bulk of the Argentines
opposes his candidacy for the Presidency in the
coming elections, has forced Peron to attempt
to raise a dangerous political issue of religion in
a country and city that have heretofore not been
troubled by that issue.
His actions in trying to make the Jewish

Growing Racism
ONE of the most danger-laden issues con-
fronting the United States in this post-war
period is that of prejudice against minority
groups. In spite of the fact that the seriousness
of this problem is, not realized by most of our
population, the sore of racial prejudice is con-
tinuously festering. The menace it creates to
our society is one which we can ill-afford to
push into the background of our thought and
of our action. Yet the mass of tle American
public is woefully unenlightened concerning the
bitter trend of race relations, because of the
vacillating approaches to the race problem
which dominate our informational channels.
Lynching and violence against Negroes have
shown a definite increase since the termination
of the war. The victims have often been veter-
ans, sometimes wounded veterans.
From the ever-burning embers of the Ku
Klux Klan have sprung a miscellany of
groups devoted to the perpetuation of so-called
white supremacy. This activity has reached
as close to us on campus as Detroit. How much
closer it is, We do not know. The targets of
this vicious element are not only Negroes, but
Japanese-Americans, Jews, and other racial
or religious minorities.
No one of us can sit idly by and allow this
situation to grow in intensity and force until it
renders the entire nation helpless against its
venom. Fighting prejudice has many phases.
The Congress on Racial Equality has been ef-
fective in its fight against prejudice through
seeking to curb particular outgrowths of preju-
dice, discrimination and segregation.
Tonight at 7:30 in Room 316 at the Union,
Mr. George Houser, the executive secretary of
Congress on Racial Equality will speak under
the sponsorship of the Inter-Racial Associa-
tion. Mr. Houser's topic will be "How to Com-
bat Racial Discrimination." Mr. Houser will
discuss already successful means of fighting
discrimination and segregation.
-Terrell Whitsitt
President, Inter-Racial Association
Philippines U'
THERE is no denying that of all countries who
fought on our side the most devastated of all
is the Philippines.
As a veteran of World War II, I saw devasta-
tion. Exchanging views with fellow G.I.'s who
were both from the European and Asiatic thea-
ters, we seemed to agree that the Philippines is
the country that received the most terrible beat-
ings in this war. And the one institution that
received the punishment is the University of
the Philippines, which was once the arsenal of
American thoughts and ideas in the Orient.
The main object of the Japs during the war
was to burn the literatures and traces which
bespoke of America. The enemy went far and
wide in search of American books and burned
them as fast as they could find them. American
books, equipment, and buildings were systema-
Nisei Exhibit
ALL students should take a walk over to the
Rackham Building to look at an art exhibit.
It doesn't make any difference if you don't care a
hang about art; you still should walk over there
and look at some pictures that were painted in
relocation camps by American citizens, who are
called Nisei.
These people lived in California and after
Pearl Harbor a group, many of whom were eco-
nomically interested, organized a campaign to
evacuate and intern all the 115,000 persons of
Japanese ancestry on the coast. It made no dif-
ference that the Army Intelligence, the F.B.I.
and the Honolulu Police had affirmed the loy-
alty of these people; they were sent away with
only the few things they could carry. They were
relocated and their property and their business
mysteriously slipped into other hands.
This was the largest single mass movement

in the history of our country. It was a move-
ment against civilians, not one of whom had
committed a crime. Not one had been given
a trial or hearing and not one had even a
charge against him.
Now that the war is over American-born sol-
diers of Japanese parentage are returning with
Purple Hearts and Presidential Citations to find
their parents still in the camps afraid to leave
because of discrimination shown them. They
have no homes, no money, no business and no
desire to start life over again after such whole-
sale deracination.
This problem is one of the purposes of the
exhibit. It is to prove to these people that we
have an interest in their work, that we as
Americans are friendly and do not sanction
racism. It is also to present a few scenes of
the relocation center life and to show that the
evacuees have managed to retain artistic in-
terests despite the hardship and shock of be-
ing denied rights as American citizens.
-Norma Crawford

ticaly destroyed. Publications, which ranged
from the primary grades up to the universities,
were classed as contrabands.
The University of the Philippines had been
the training grounds for those brave boys who
died defending the American 'ideals. Many
of the teachers and students of that ruined
university who fought to the last stand to up-
hold the American way of life and to defend
the Stars and Stripes, will not be back; for
they died with the brave Americans in the
field of battle.
For a long time this institution was helping
other colleges all over the islands. Private insti-
tutions which were run by religious groups,
many of them controlled by Americans, re-
ceived help from the university. ,
As the student body of Michigan will be
considering a university they would like to re-
habilitate, they must remember the schools in
which their friends, brothers, fathers, and
country helped to found-the University of
the Philippines. The continuous service fos-
tered by this university will be a living symbol
and an enduring monument of American
ideals at work, the books, equipment, and
other helps the American people give will al-
ways bear fruit to each ensuing generation to
all peoples of the world.
-Mike Abe
Chain Reaction
IT IS being reported, almost with an air of
consternation, that the German people dis-
like us heartily; a solemn Army study, just re-
leased at Frankfurt, is cited to show that the
populace in our occupation zone is vexed with
us for having won the war, for living in German
houses, and for carrying on with German
women. As news this ranks with a hot bulletin to
the effect that the sun rose yesterday.
I find rather more important a Berlin dispatch
to the New York Herald Tribune which reveals
that other Army studies (apparently not the
same as that detailed in the Frankfurt docu-
ment) show that a chief barrier to German po-
litical education is the fact that many Germans
firmly expect a war between America and Rus--
sia. American agents have found that German
civilians are following with fascinated interest
all signs of discord between the two great
powers; and that is really news.
Here we see one definite result of the break-
down in confidence between America and Rus-
sia, and it is of the greatest practical impor-
tance. For Germans who expect a war between
the United States and the Soviet Union, will
not feel themselves under any great compul-
sion to solve their own problems, or to ac-
commodate themselves to the world as it
stands today. So long as outstanding ques-
tions between Russia and America have not
been settled, the beaten and confused German
may take refuge in the hope that nothing has
been settled, that Europe is still fluid, that,
in the event of a crisis, he may find himself
being wooed by one side, or the other, or by
THE Dreakdown between America and Russia,
therefore, does not concern the two countries
alone; it throws many other world questions into
solution. As if in startling confirmation of this,
Mr. Gunther Stein writes an ingenious article
for the Christian Science Monitor, in which he
sketches out the possibility that Japan may yet,
incredibly, emerge as the dominant power in
Asia, precisely because of the fear of Commun-
ism in some quarters.
' The way Mr. Stein lays it out is to note that
while we are destroying the rennants of feud-
alism in Japan, and setting the small farmer
free, for the first time, a precisely opposite
policy is being followed in China. There the
Kuomintang government, a government of
rural landlords, is opposing the agrarian re-
forms of the Communists, which, says Mr.
Stein, are milder than those favored by Gen-
eral MacArthur in Japan. The possibility ex-
ists, therefore, that a purged and democratized

Japan may arise as the strongest and freest
power in a reactionary East Asia.
The inference is plain (though Mr. Stein does
not carry his analysis this far) that if the
United States, out of its fear of Russia, helps
the Chinese Nationalist government, instead of
forcing reform and reconciliation, we shall be
helping to create a situation which will put the
former enemy on top, and leave the former ally
in deep internal trouble. And many Japanese,
like many Germans, are babbling about a war
between America and Russia, noting the grim
prospect with small and elaborate Oriental signs
of gratification.
Mr. Truman's rather airy dismissal of fur-
ther Big Three meetings is, therefore, not a
self-limiting move; it sets other events in
motion, and starts adventure rolling, in a
manner perhaps not contemplated, not even
desired. In a world wired for atomic explosion,
it is well to remember that there is such a
thing as the chain reaction in politics, too.
(Copyright, 1945, N. Y. Post Syndicate)

Judicia ry
DEMOCRATIC procedure was never
more conspicuous by its absence
than at the mass trials which the ju-
diciary council conducted last week.
In one day, during less than three
hours time, the council reviewed the
cases of University women guilty of
latenesses, the majority of them hav-
ing occurred Thanksgiving night.
Privileges were suspended and warn-
ings passed out with little consistency
and with little apparent evidence of
equality or fairness.
Early in the afternoon a freshman
appearing before the council because
of two hours lateness was merely giv-
en a warning as was the senior who
followed her, though this was her
fourth offense. It is hard to under-
stand why another freshman who had
been thirty-five minutes late was put
on social probation for three consecu-
tive weekend nights when she appear-
ed before the board later that same
Privileges should not be taken
away from individuals merely at
the discretion of a group of girls
who must resort to wearing black
robes to represent justice. In order
to have -decisions more generally
applicable, more consistent, and,
what is most important, more ac-
ceptable to the student body, it is
imperative that the rules of the
judiciary council should be more
explicitly stated and that they be
absolutely binding to the members
of the board. -Miriam Levy

"That class always did give me trouble."
-By Bob Chapin.


Publication inthe Daily Official Bu-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the Assistant to the President,
1021 Angell Hall, by 3:3 p. m. of te day
preceding publication (11:00 a. m. Sat-
VOL. LVI, No. 28
Memorial to Dean C. S. Yoakum.
Under the auspices of the University,
a memorial meeting will be held at
4:15 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, in the
Rackham Lecture Hall, in honor of
the late Dr. Clarence Stone Yoakum,1
Dean of the Horace H. Rackham
School of Graduate Studies. Members
of the faculties, students, and other
friends of Dean Yoakum are invited
to be present.
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
proper officers.
A. Van Duren
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.
1946 Withholding Tax Exemption
Certificate. Government regulations
require that, if any change in the
number of exemptions to which you
are entitled under the withholding
tax laws has occurred since you last
filed an exemption certificate, a new
certificate be filed immediately. If it
is necessary for you to file a new
form, it may be obtained at the Pay-
roll Department of the University,
Room 9, University Hall. This should
be done immediately.
The Michigan College Chemistry
Teachers Association starts the semi-
annual meetings Saturday, Dec. 8.
The morning program will be held in
Room 303 Chemistry Building and
includes two papers:
10:00 a.m. - (1) Professor L. O.
Brockway-"Electron Diffraction in
a Study of Chemical Reactions at
11:00 a.m. - (2) Professor E. F.
Barker-"Atomic Energy."
12:30 p.m. - After lunch at the
Michigan League Cafeteria, the group
will meet in the West Conference
Room of the Rackham Building (3d
1:30 p.m.-The discussion topic is
"Trends in Education." Dean Hay-
dard Keniston-"What Is a Liberal
Seniors and graduates in Engineer-
ing, Chemistry and Physics: A repre-
sentative of Chance Vought Aircraft,

Stratford, Connecticut, will visit the
campus on Thursday, Dec. 6, to in-
terview February and June graduates
in Aeronautical, Civil, Chemical, Elec-
trical, and Mechanical Engineering,
as well as chemists and physicists.J
The company has positions open in1
aerodynamics, structures, flight test,
testing, drafting, and in the Instru-
ment, Electronics and Materials lab-
oratories. Interviews will be held in
Room 3205 East Engineering Build-
ing. Interested men will please sign
the interview schedule posted on the
Aeronautical Engineering Bulletin
Approved Organi:atzons. The fol-
lowing organizations have submitted
to the Office of the Dean of Students
a list of their officers for the academicJ
year 1945-46 and have been approved
for that period. Those which have not
registered with that office are pre-
sumed to be inactive for the year.
Fraternities and sororities which
maintain houses on the campus, or
those which are operating temporar-
ily without houses are not included in
this list.
All Nations Club
Alpha Chi Sigma
Alpha Kappa Alpha
Alpha Omega
Armenian Students Association J
Congregational Disciples Guild c
Graduate CouncilJ
Hillel Foundation
Hindustan Association
Inter-Racial AssociationI
Latin American Society
Le Cercle Francais
Lutheran Student Association
Michigan Christian Fellowship
Michigan Youth for Dem. Action
Phi'Delta Epsilon
Phi Delta Kappa
Physical Education Club for Women
Polonia Club
Sigma Rho Tau
Sigma Xi
Student Org. for International Coop.
Unitarian Student Group
Varsity Glee Club
Veterans' Organization
Wesleyan Guild
Westminster Guild
Women's Athletic Association
Women's Glee Club.
Candidates for Newark Teaching
Certificates: We have received notice
from the Board of Education, Newark,
N. J., that examinations for candi-
dates who desire to qualify for New-
ark teaching certificates will, be held
at the Central High School, Dec. 27,
1945. Anyone interested may receive
further information by calling at the
Bureau of Appointments and Occupa-
tional Information, 201 Mason Hall.
Frances Perkins, former Secretary
of Labor, will be presented by the
Oratorical Association Tuesday, Dec.
11, in Hill Auditorium, 8:30 p.m.
Miss Perkins returned last week from
the International Labor Conference in
Paris and is well qualified to speak
on the subject "The Destiny of Labor
in America." She appears here on
Dec. 11 as a substitute for Richard
Wright, whose illness has made a
postponement of his lecture neces-
sary. Holders of Wright tickets are
requested to retain them for use when
his new speaking date is announced.
Tickets for the Perkins lecture go on
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Academic Notices
Seminar in Physical Chemistry will
meet on Thursday, Dec. 6, in Room
410 Chemistry Building at 4:15 p.m.
Mr. John Biel will speak on "Elec-
tronic Structure and Reactions of
Acrylonitrile." All interested are in-
Exhibit of Paintings and Sketches
by Various Japanese-American Ar-
tists, On Relocation Centers. Through
December 16. Sponsored by Student
Council of Student Religious As-
sociation, Inter-Guild, Inter-Racial
Association, All Nations Club, Office
of Counselor in Religious Education,
Michigan Office of War Relocation
Authority, U. S. Department of In-
Exhibit: Museum of Art and Arch-
aeology, 434 South State Street. His-
torical Firearms and other Weapons.
Through Dec. 9. Weekdays, 9-12;
1:30-5; 7:30-9:30; Sundays, 3-5.
Events Today
Flying Club: An attempt is being
made to reorganize the University of
Michigan Flying Club. Information
has been compiled and is now ready
for presentation. All U. of M. stu-
dents interested should report to
Room 1042 East Engineering Building
at 7:30 tonight, Dec. 6. Students with
an instructor's rating are also urged to
attend. For those who are interested
but who are unable to attend the
meeting on Thursday evening, con-
tact Warren H. Curry at Room B-47
East Engineering Building before
December 6.
Inter-Guild is sponsoring a Fellow-
ship of Song at 4:30 today at Lane
A-10 and C-1 Classes: Professor
Raleigh Schorling will give a lecture
at 3:00 in the auditorium in the Uni-
versity Elementary School. After the
lecture there will be a party for all
the A-10 and C-1 students in recrea-
tion room of the University High
'School. "Free Fun Frolic" at 4:00;
dancing and games for everyone.
Inter-racial Association meeting
tonight at 7:30, 316 Michigan Union.
George Houser, Executive Secretary
of the Congress on Racial Equality,
will speak.
Alpha Kappa Delta will hold its
first meeting tonight at the home of
Dr. A. E. Wood, 3 Harvard Place at
7:30 p.m.
Le Cercle Francais will meet to-
night at 8:00 p.m. at the Rackham
Building. Dr. Francis Gravit of the
Romance Language Department will
give an information talk on "Souven-
irs de Provence." Also on the program
are: Charades, Group Singing, and
Social Hour. The picture of the mem-
bers of the club will be taken for the
Ensian. The club is open to all stu-
dents on the campus. Bring your
membership cards or your dues.
The Art Club and Youth Hostel
Folk Dance clubs will meet at Lane
Hall tonight at 7:30.
Coming Events
Campus Christmas Concert given by
the University Women's Glee Club
and the Varsity Glee Club, Wednesday
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