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'WHAT A LIFE'

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CLOUDY,
NOT SO COLD

VOL. LVI, No. 34 ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1945

PRICE FIVE CENTS

Student Liberal
ActionCommittee
Chooses Officers
Group Reviews Now Defunct Forms
Of Government, Discusses Reforms

Wayne Saari, Lane Hall public af-
fairs chairman, was elected president
of the Committee for Liberal Action
yesterday at a meeting in the Union.
. Other officers for the fall term are
Jeanne Cockburn, recording secre-
tary, and Malcolm Roemer treas-
urer.
Garg Returns
After Three
Year Slumber
. Replete with witticism, cartoon,
joke and funny feature the Gargoyle,
funny magazine extraordinary, re-
membered only dimly by a humorous
few, will stage a comeback to college
life when it reappears on campus to-
day for the first time in three years.
Michigan's magazine of humor,
after several tumultous sessions
with art staff, printer and binder,
has passed all its deadlines suc-
cessfully, and will appear before
thousands of heretofore unhappy
collegians promptly as scheduled.
General manager Goldstein and
business manager Chatfield have
offered short prayers of thanksgiv-
ing.
The Garg's format has, through
arrangements with the Police Ga-
zette people, been printed in pantie
pink, with an arresting cover of
washbowl green, a hangover from
pre-war Lucky Strike packages. This
move was designed to discourage
sales, as only 3,000 copies of the Gar-
goyle were printed. "Better get yours
early" Goldstein chirped yesterday,
winking slyly as he slipped an extra
copy under his waistcoat.
Goldstein himself cornered four
servicemen and a civilian in the
Union yesterday evening trying to
force a free copy on them for pub-
licity purposes, opening the maga-
zine just far enough so they could
read his name in large letters on
page four. "Darn good yarn in
here about an F. Smedley Hacker
written by myself," he pointed out,
but they only smiled and flashed a
Technic in his face.
The Garg can be purchased in the
Angell Hall smoker and in the gents'
room of the Union. Prospective pa-
trons, who might otherwise give their
quarter to the Goodfellow fund, are
warned that Perry Logan does not
appear in this month's issue.
Ensians Ready
Distribution of the 1945 Ensian
will continue today and tomorrow
at the Student Publications Build-
ing.
Holders of Ensian receipts may
claim their copies of the yearbook
from 1 through 5 p.m.
Yearbook editors said that En-
sian receipts, previously valid until
Dec. 1, may be used up to Feb. 1.
Holiday Party
Is Scheduled
Next Tuesday
Setting of the mood for the long-
awaited Christmas vacation, an all-
campus Christmas Party will take
the stage from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tues-
day at Hill Auditorium, sponsored by
an all-campus committee.
Presented by student talent almost
entirely, the event is held annually
to welcome the holidays. This year's
program will feature the Women's
Glee Club and the Navy Chorus com-
bined under the direction of Miss
Marguerite Hood, in a special pro-
gram of light Christmas music.

The 16 piece Navy Swing Band, di-
rected by George Hawkins, will also
provide part of the entertainment.
Selection of student acts is not com-
plete but it is certain that Tommy
Lough, boogie-woogie pianist who
made a hit on the Varsity Night pro-

A report on finances was presented
by Jeanne Cockburn, and dues were
voted on. Members also gave reports
on the history of the almost defunct
Student Senate and Men's Congress,
as well as men and women's Judici-
ary Councils, and IFC.
Reason for the failure of the first
two groups to achieve their purpose
of efficient, represnetative student
self-government were included in
the reports. A comparison was made
with the student self-government
system at the Universities of Wiscon-
sin and Texas and Brooklyn College,
each of which has an active student
governing body.
Members of the Liberal Action
Committee unanimously endorsed. the
principle of election of represneta-
tives and officers for a proposed
campus student government rather
than appointment of any individual
or group of students to such office.
Publicity, program, campus, local,
state, national and international
committees will be appointed at a
meeting of the executive committee
next week.
WMessiah' Will
Be Presented
ere Sunday
Highlighting a weekend of campus
Christmas festivities, the 65th annual
performance of Handel's famous edi-
torial, the "Messiah," will be pre-
sented by members of the Choral Un-
ion, four guest soloists, a special
"Messiah" orchestra at 3 p.m. Sun-
day in Hill Auditorium.
Kathryn Meisle, contralto, of the
Metropolitan Opera, has appeared
with major orchestras, at music fes-
tivals and on the radio while Rose
Dirman has been called ". . . one of
the most musically intelligent so-
pranos now giving recitals" by the
newspaper PM. The distinguished
American tenor, Arthur Kraft, last
performed here at a May Festival
concert.
Noted for his more than 500 per-
formances of the "Messiah" and 250
of "Elijah," Mark Love, basso has
sung leading roles with the Chicago
Opera Company in past years.
The Choral Union, composed of
approximately 300 voices, under the
direction of Prof.'Hardin Van Deur-
sen, assisted by a special orchestra,
and Frieda Vogan, organist, will
headline Sunday's program. Hugh
Norton of the speech department will
be the narrator.
AAUP Meeting
Is Called Today
Recent developments in connection
with the report on the economic stat-
us of the faculty will be discussed by
Prof. Harold M. Dorr at a meeting
of the campus chapter of American
Association of University Professors
to be held at 6:15 p.m. today in the
Union.
The report was submitted to the
University Senate and the Board of
Regents earlier this term. Also sched-
uled to speak is Prof. Clark Hopkins,
associate director of the Veterans'
Service Bureau, who will talk on the
relations between veterans and the
University.
All faculty members, whether mem-
bers of the AAUP or not, may attend
the meeting. Members and guests
will join the Union cafeteria line and
take their trays to the University
Club lunchroom.

Truman Asks
Price Ceilings
On Housing
Priorities To Be
Revived Shortly
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 - Presi-
dent Truman, acting to avert "fur-
ther sky-rocketing of home prices "
today called for legislation to fix
price ceilings on houses.
In a companion move aimed to re-
lieve what he termed an acute hous-
ing shortage, the President an-
nounced at his news conference that
building materials will be back under
a priority system in a few days.
Under the system, about 50 per
cent of all construction supplies
will be earmarked for a single or
multiple dwellings costing $10,000
or less a unit.
The priorities program also will
set up preferences for veterans in the
purchase or rental of such housing.
A third step in the new overall
housing program calls for immediate
release to states and local govern-
ments of any surplus Federal prop-
erty suitable for housing. Included
under this plan, already. put in oper-
ation by the Surplus Property Ad-
ministration, are Army and Navy
barracks and dormitories.
To search out and attempt to
track all bottlenecks afiecting
home construction, Mr. Truman
appointed Wilson Wyatt, former
Mayor of Louisville, to be housing
expeditor in the Office of War
Mobilization and Reconversion.
A bill is pending in Congress to put
price ceilings on new and old houses.
A spokesman for Reconversion
Boss John W. Snyder said the Ad-
ministration is counting on passage
of the Patman Bill, now before the
House Banking Committee, for au-
thority to fix ceilings.
The bill provides that ceilings
on new houses would be deter-
mined on the basis of actual con-
struction costs, plus the fair mar-
ket value of the land and the gen-
erally prevailing contractors' mar-
gin for comparable units in 1941.
As during the war, the priorities
program will be operated under the
Second War Power Act. Snyder said
that to make the plan fully effective,
the act should be 'extended for one
year beyond Dec. 31, instead of six
months as provided in a House ex-
tension bill.
Willow Vill age
Vacant Houses
May Be Moved
Special to The Daily
YPSILANTI-More than 2,000 va-
cant homes in the $17,000,000 Wil-
low Run Housing Project will be
movedi to cities where they are need-
ed unless World War II veterans oc-
cupy them within the next two
months, John P. McCollum, assis-
tant regional director of the NHA,
told a group of citizens here last
night.
McCollum will confer with Detroit
officials today on that city's housing
needs.
University officials have requested
that units for 600 married veterans
be reserved and a commitment of 100
units has been made to Ypsilanti to
house industrial workers, he dis-
closed.
Willow Run housing requested by
50 communities, is the only federal
project in 13 mid-western states un-
der the jurisdiction of the regional

NHA office where there are now va-
cant homes McCollum said.
Truman Appoints
GM Inquiry Board
DETROIT, Dec. 12-CI)-President
Truman named a fact-finding board
to look into the General Motors
strike today and- the CIO-United
Auto Workers promised to cooperate
with the group.

Proposal for Student Government
Revival Will Be Discussed Today
At Special Meeting of Town Hall

PATTON'S CAR - Godfrey Anderson, Associated Press foreign correspondent, looks over the wrecked front
of the automobile in which Gen. George S. Patton, Jr., was riding when he was injured. A medical bulletin
tonight said Patton's condition "remains good."

HELPS STUDENTS:
Dean Bursley Emphasizes
Need of Goodfellow Fund

"The money raised by the sale of
Goodfellow Dailies has helped many
students in financial straits," Joseph
A. Bursley, Dean of Students, said
yesterday in commenting on the im-
portance of the Goodwill Fund.
Through his office and the Dean
of Women's office, money which will
be collected for Monday's Daily, is to
be given to students who need it.
"About 75 per cent of this money
comes from the sale of the Good-
fellow Daily," he said, "while in-
dividual and group contributions
make up the rest of it.
"The fund serves a purpose which
is not covered by any other," he con-
tinued, "for students who are not
helped by academic scholarships are
able to obtain the benefits."
Cases are usually brought to his
attention, Dean Bursley said, by peo-
ple who are interested in some indi-
vidual needing money immediately
and that person is asked to come in
for an interview.
"The money is an outright Fift."
he explained; "if a student wishesj
to pay it back in order that others
'What A Life'
To Be Given
The second performance of "What
a Life," the Clifford Goldsmith com-
edy centering around the high school
life of Henry Aldrich will be present-
ed by Play Production of the speech
department at 8:30 p.m. today in the
Lydia' Mendelssohn Theatre.
Byron Mitchell will play the part
of the adolescent, who gets involved
in a series of scrapes with teachers,
parents and fellow students.
Tickets may be purchased at the
theatre box office. A special student
rate is being offered for the per-
formance today.

may benefit, he may do so, but it
is not obligatory."
Begun in 1935 when many students
were in economic difficulties, the
fund was supplemented by a clothing
drive. Primarily used in aiding stu-
dents, proceeds from the Goodfellow
Daily also are contributed to the Ann
Arbor Family and Children Service
and the Textbook Lending Library.
Student Directory
The Student Directory, an in-
valuable aid in learning the where-
abouts of all University students
and faculty members, will go on
sale Monday.
Included in this year's direc-
tory will be: a map of Ann Arbor,
alphabetic listings of students and
faculty members, and information
concerning the campus and Ann
Arbor.
Unemployment
Outlook Better
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12-(fP)-The
national job outlook brightened to-
day with indications that there may
be 3,000,000 fewer unemployed by
spring than the government had
figured.
Government experts, acknowledg-
ing that they had overestimated the
impact of reconversion on employ-
ment, now believe that not more than
5,000,000 will be seeking work by
March, instead of the 8,000,000 of-
ficially forecast in October.
The 5,000,000 level may be sus-
tained until mid-1946, then unem-
ployment may decline as civilian pro-
duction hits full stride - but of-
ficials now are wary of forecasting
beyond the middle of next year.

r. Overstreet
Offers Plan for
Future Success
'Key Is To Arrange
Meeting of Minds'
"The person who can arrange the
meeting of minds has the future with
him," Dr. Harry Overstreet declared
yesterday afternoon opening a set of
speech department assemblies in the
Rackham Amphitheatre.
Dr. Overstreet spoke on "Influ-
encing Human Behavior-20 Years
After. Last night he and Mrs.
Overstreet spoke on "The Individ-
ual Moves Out Into the Commun-
ity" at a "meeting sponsored by the
Ann Arbor Adult Education Coun-
cil a-nd the University Extension
Service.
In his afternoon address, Dr. Over-
street said that "The meeting of
minds is the great objective in life."
This, he said, is best done by use of
the two-way verbal process: discus-
sion. Through discussion, he pointed
out, people gather bits of information
and insight which emerge in more
complete knowledge.
In the evening lecture Dr. and
Mrs. Overstreet discussed the
changing role of the individual in
the changing post-war world. "The
'atomic' individual has been just as
dangerous in the past world as the
atomic bomb can be in the future "
Dr. Overstreet said. From the un-
social, lonely, "atomic"~ individual
we must develop social, communal
individuals.
Different means by which individ-
uals can gain vital linkage with their
communities and at the sace time at-
tain a larger, more discriminating in-
dividuality were cited by the Over-
streets. 'These include communal
recreation, association for the pur-
poses of learning, joining with otliers
in help-giving, in "community house-
;keeping" and in making innovations
in our society.

Saari, Dixon,
Bursley Will
Hold Forum
Aims of a revived student govern-
ment on the University campus will
be discused by students and faculty
members at the Student Town Hall
meeting, 7:30 p.m. today in Lane
Hall.
Joseph A. Bursley, Dean of Stu-
dents, Ray Dixon, managing editor
of The Daily, and Wayne Saari, pres-
ident of the Committee for Liberal
Action, will participate in a forum
on student government. Margaret
Farmer, associate editor of The Daily,
will act as moderator.
General Discussion
The forum will be followed by a
general discussion.
The meeting is designed to acquaint
all students with the past attempts,
and present status, of student gov-
ernment on the University campus.
Several changes in form and plans
for a revival of student government
will be discussed by all students at-
tending the meeting.
Climaxing a period of investiga-
tion and discussion, today's Town
Hall will be devoted to suggestions
and definite plans for student gov-
erment. A comparison with similar
bodies at other large universities will
be presented also.
Groups Urged To Attend
All dormitories, League houses, un-
organized houses and campus organ-
izations have received special invi-
tations to attend the meeting. Pro-
nosals for student government were
presented at the Committee for Lib-
eral Action meeting last night.
All organized houses are urged to
hold after-dinner discussions in order
to formulate organized, representa-
tive plans or counter-proposals on
the question of student government.
One group of students has already
presented a plan for a student gov-
ernment council which would act pri-
marily as a coordinating body for
campus organizations and as spon-
sor of social functions.
Prof. Dorr Is
Named to State
Post in Hi-Y
Prof. Harold M. Dorr of the Poli-
tical science department has been
appointed state committee chairman
for the Hi-Y Legislative Assembly, it
was announced today.
Prof. John W. Lederle, also of the
political science department and
Alfred Connable, Jr., University Re-
gent, have also been named members
of the committee.
Organized for the first time in
Michigan, the state committee will
guide the Assembly which has been
set up to promote interest in legisla-
tion. Hi-Y members elected to the
Assembly will draft bills aimed at
correcting state and community
needs, and will be given an oppor-
tunity to sit in the state legislative
chambers at Lansing.
University T o'
Get Bequests
Taylor Wills Money;
Bequeathes Rare Books
Substantial bequests to the Uni-
versity were listed yesterday in the
will of Orla B. Taylor, '88L, promient
Detroit lawyer, which was filed for
probate, the Associated Press re-
ported.
Taylor stipulated that upon the

death of his widow, Mrs. Dorothea
De Trombley Taylor, $20,000 is to be
given to the University Regents for
use as they see fit; $1,000 to the Uni-
versity's Building Corporation and
$10,000 to Sigma Chi fraternity, of
which he was a former national pres-
ident.
He bequeathed a large part of his
library to the rare book department

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SURVIVAL OF WISDOM:
'Educational Goal Is 'Ideal Way of Life'-Plumer

By CLAYTON DICKEY
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the fourth in
a series of interviews with members of
the University faculty on the subject of
general education.)
The Harvard Committee on the Ob-
jectives of a General Education in

do not live in a 'free' society. Man
has never been less free than he is
today. The purpose of education
should be to release man from the
fetters of his own making or of his
machines."

gories, 'sacred'. and 'profane', of which
the profane alone can be admin-
istered externally - that is, through
direct educational methods.
"Those of the sacred category
should be distributed in the class-

eight religions and traditional philos-
ophies from anywhere in the world,
together with their correlation to the
perennial philosophy;
2. Worldly appearances: Eastern
and Western manifestations of ma-

in proper order, followed by a third
element, a synthesis of the two."
He said that the Harvard commit-
tee would have done better to use
the word "wisdom" rather than "ed-
ucation."

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