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Fifty-Sixth Year

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Edited and managed by students of the University of
Michigan under the authority of the Board of Control
of Student Publications.
Editorial Staff
Ray Dixon .. . ...... .Managing Editor
Robert Goldman . . . . . . . . . . City Editor
Betty Roth . . . . . . . . . . Editorial Director
Margaret Farmer . . . . . . . . Associate Editor
Arthur J. Kraft. ......... Associate Editor
Bill Mullendore . . ....... . Sports Editor
Mary Lu Heath . . .Associate Sports Editor
Ann Schutz . . Women's Editor
Dona Guimaraes . . . . Associate Women's Editor


Business Staff

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Daily welcomes letters to
the editor, but space limitationsrforce us to set a
limit. Letters exceeding 450 words are subject to
being cut at the discretion of the editorial director.
White Mlan's Burden
To the Editor:
Rudyard Kipling seems to have returned to
this Earth to repeat his Song of "White Man's
Burden," but with no new ideas in defense of
Dutch Imperialism in the open letter of Mr.
Senstius on Dec. 17, 1945.
Mr. S. condemns Javanese people as semi-
primitive, ignorant, superstitious and what not?
But he forgets that it is the Indonesians who
have contributed so much to the World Civiliza-
tion, when people in Mr. S.'s country were not
even semi-primitive. Again, he paints a vivid
picture of the present sorry plight of the Indo-
nesians as a proof of their unfitness for selfrule.
But is it not also the record of the 125 years of
the Dutch-Rule?
When Mr. S. cites "distrust of all innovations"
as a case for continuance of Dutch Guidance, he
conveniently ignores the fact that in Indonesia,
it is the Dutch who control the expenditure on
education. Those fortunate few, who had the
means to pay for their education, and find out
the real cause of their backwardness, become in
the eyes of Mr. S, "Teenagers who wear shoes and
carry fountain pens" because they are fighting
against the Dutch. How can Mr. S, appreciate
the sacrifice of all comforts by these people for
the cause of Freedom because it endangers the
interests of his own people?
It is most sad to hear from an intelligent man
like Mr. S. that the Dutch soldier is fighting to
retain the rights which his forefathers have
gained. Does he mean by this that Indonesia is
an Estate of the Dutch? Does Mr. S. consider
a rule forced upon a people, merely by the superi-
ority in armaments, a privilege? If that is his
opinion, then we can similarly argue that U.S.
made an unnecessary sacrifice of men and mate-
rial in liberating Netherlands from Nazi rule
which was also a result of superiority in arma-

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Urges Lowering of Age Limit to 18

CAMPUS BULL SESSION conversations inevi-
tably revolve around two subjects: either
students chatter gaily about the opposite sex, or
glibly about how to drink beer when not old
The latter problem is getting more serious.
The Ann Arbor Common Council is consid-
ering a resolution to subject minors who are
caught misrepresenting their age in order to
drink the awful stuff to a $100 fine or 30 days
in jail.
One thing is sure. Such a law would defi-
nitely put a stop to wide-spread imbibing by
those under the golden age of 21. But we
can't quite see it.
It seems to us that 21 is a very arbitrary age.
True, it is the legal age of maturity. But, by
what medical criterion is it established that 21
years makes a person more able to consume a
little alcoholic beverage than those over 21?
There is none.
It is very understandable why such a provision
was put in the law in the first place. Liquor laws
were drawn up after the repeal of prohibition
by men who remembered the old saloon days
with the brass rail and swinging doors. We have
no doubt that the provision was made in an
attempt to keep from exposing young people to
that kind of an environment. It was thought
that this would force young people to confine
their drinking to the healthier atmosphere of
the home. But college students do not, have a
nearby residence where drinking is permitted.
Not by the furthest stretches of imagination,
could any of the existing places which serve col-
lege students in Ann Arbor be called "saloons"-
or eveb "bars" in the metropolitan sense. For
the most part, they are large, airy, open-win-
dowed restaurants which serve beer. The atmos-
phere is more stimulating than degrading, since
most of the patrons are college students.
Few would deny that age misrepresentation
has been a common practice in Ann Arbor ever
since the repeal of prohibition. Restaurants
serving beer have been about the only places
students could go after a moving picture or
before a dance. They have become student
"meeting places" and, as such, an integral part
of. University social life.
We believe that the Council should consider
the effect upon students if these places were
closed, or if strict penalties were imposed for
age misrepresentation. It would have the
effect of driving students to sponsoring private
parties where much more potent alcoholic
beverages would be served. Extensive drink-
ing in fraternities and University residences
would be almost a foregone conclusion. Stu-
dents would be much more tempted to leave
town for the metropolitan areas close by where
no such restrictions exist.
There are no adequate substitutes for the beer-
serving restaurants. Everything except hamburg
joints close around' 10 p.m. It is not beyond the
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We think that it is time for the State to
revise its law to permit sale of beer (not
whiskey) to persons of 18 years or older. New
York permits this, and reports of "children"
being found drunk in the gutter are not num-
erous. Illinois permits sale of liquor to 18-year-
old girls, but not to men until they have
reached 21.
The sale of liquor by the glass has wisely been
prohibited in Washtenaw County. We can see
no harm in permitting minors to frequent eating
places where beer, usually weak, is served. If
amendment of the State law is impossible, we
believe that State authorities should wink at the
Ann Arbor situation. No one would suffer and
the consequences of complete prohibition would
be avoided. Precedent for this has already been
established, as the Detroit Free Press reports
that almost 1,000 more liquor licenses have been
permitted in the Detroit area than the law per-
This is a situation where the law is bound
to be broken, if left the way it is worded. To
subject minors to strict penalties for such an
innocent pleasure as drinking beer would be
extremely unfair. Something constructive
should be done, and done soon.
-Ray Dixon
Vets' Clothing
ELP for the shirtless veteran has appeared
in the 'form of a request from the Govern-
ment's Civilian Production Administration that
retail merchants reserve their whole supply of
clothing for veterans wherever necessary.
The CPA has recommended that a sufficent
supply of men's suits, overcoats, shirts, and un-
derwear to take care of the immediate needs of
returning veterans be set aside and sold only
to them.
Although there is nothing compulsory about
the recommendation, it is excellent, and can
do much to help returning veterans feel like
civilians again.
-Shirley Frank
HosigShoita gye
WE UNDERSTAND that Sen. W. Lee (Pappy)
O'Daniel got the court to say he had the
right to evict the last tenant from his 40-room
Washington apartment house, thereby leaving
plenty of space for himself, his wife, his son and
two daughters.
The Senator must have been spending a
great deal of time lately fixing up his new
House. Evidently he just hasn't had a chance
to learn of the housing shortage.
-Anita Franz

Finally in answer to his argument justifying
British intervention, I wish to quote what some
British Labour M.P.'s have to say, "We are back-
ing the Dutch Imperialism because we can do
nothing else, if we are to maintain our own
claims in Hong Kong, in the Malaya, in Burma,
and Heaven knows where." (From a letter to
NEW LEADER, a British socialist weekly, signed
by Hon. J. H. Hudson and concurred by four
other M.P.'s.)
There is also another letter appearing in the
same weekly, from a British soldier stationed in
Singapore; quote, "Practically all the boys realize
that any talk of being a 'Liberating Army' is a
mere myth and that we are merely the teeth in
the European Imperialist Machine that has ex-
ploited the natives of this area for scores of years
and wishes to continue to do so. If it were left
to the boys of this regiment, all Asiatic peoples
would receive their independence tomorrow."
-Arun Chhatrapati
*4 * * *
Dutch Imperialism
To The Editor:
It seems futile to answer Mr. Cornelius Loes-
er'stcontentions again (M.D. Jan. 4, 1946) in view
of the fact that he persists in flouting Alexander
Pope's wise counsel. But educators have to be
patient; they have to try, and try again, to cor-
rect wrong interpretations of facts.
On the basis of export-figures Mr. Loeser
still maintains that Java is "fabulously" rich
in .....tin, gold and silver... ,implying that
those metals and their ores are produced on
that island.
In normal times Belgium, Great Britain and
the Netherlands used to export diamonds to an
aggregate value of several hundred of millions
of dollars. Does that mean that those countries
were also producers of the raw materials? Of
course not;-they received the raw materials
from South Africa, the Belgian Congo, Brazil
and other parts of the earth for subsequent re-
exportation as finished and unfinished products.
The same is true for the exports of tin, gold
and silver from Java. On account of its greater
development Java was the main center of trade.
to which goods and products were sent from all
over the Malay Archipelago and elsewhere, partly
for consumption in the country, partly for re-
exportation to other countries. Thus, tin came
mostly from the so-called tin-islands of Banka,
Billiton and Singkep (north of Java), gold and
silver from near the southwest coast of Sumatra
and from the northern arm of Celebes, but none
of these metals was produced in Java. This fact
should caution ope against the indiscriminate
use of export figures.
It was never denied that Java is rich in
agricultural resources, but who caused this
agricultural wealth? Every major export-crop
had been introduced and/or developed by the
Dutch. Coffee, tea, rubber, cinchona, cacao,
sisal-hemp . . . . were all introduced and
brought to such high levels of production by
the Netherlanders. The growing of sugar-cane
and tobacco was, likewise, developed to unpre-
cedented heights by the patient research of
Netherland and other white scientists financed
by Dutch capital. And the tremendous increase
in production of the native crops, making the
teeming native population free from famines,
was solely due to the work of the Dutch gov-
ernment. The results of its efforts in raising
native agricultural production, and thereby the
standard of living of the natives, are unexcelled
anywhere in equatorial countries, as any ex-
pert in tropical agriculture can testify.
So long as the Netherlands is guided by the
principles of a capitalistic democracy-as are
the U.S.A. and most civilized countries-there
should be no objection to the earning of a rea-
sonable profit from a capital investment of $1,-
400,000,000 (H. G. Callis' estimate) or 3,500,000,-
000 guilders;- while the guilder, in the internal
economy of the Netherlands and of the Nether-
lands East Indies, used to be of equal value to
the dollar in the U.S.A. Nor should there be any
reasonable objection to the protection of this in-
vestment - by force of arms, if necessary -
against probable confiscation without compen-
sation by the rebels, aside from the protection of

the lives of thousands of white men, women and
children of some twenty different nationalities in
the Indies.
As for the destruction of the native village of
Bekasi, near Batavia, that was the work of the
British forces in retaliation for the unprovoked
murder of some of their soldiers, after the in-
habitants had been given ample warning either
to hand over the murderers, who had taken ref-
uge in that village, or to evacuate the village al-
together. The Dutch have rightly protested
against such drastic measures (Newsweek, Dec.
24, 1945).
It is a great pity, however, that the Ameri-
can press has not reported the countless cases
of wanton murder, destruction and looting of
property of the defenseless civilian white popu-
lation by the lawless insurrectionists; so far,
this information has become available mainly
from private letters,
-M. W. Senstius

What Is Enough?
Miss Rose Symon's Letter to the
Editor which appeared in The Daily
of January 8, 1946, can be criticized
on several counts. On a purely hu-
manitarian basis, the question is
simple: Is Miss Symons proposing
leaving to death of cold or starva-
tion the more than a million "dis-
placed persons" made homeless by
the Nazis? Is she willing, by a nega-
tive policy, to fall in with their at-
tempts to wipe out the Jewish people
in Europe? Her letter would so indi-
On the one hand, she favors "a
definite limit to the immigrants en-
tering Palestine" and on the other
hand, she opposes the relaxation of
U.S. immigration laws. Conditions
-in Europe spell out a winter during
which the deprivations attendant on
a battle-scarred continent would fall
most heavily on those whom Miss
Symons dismisses as the "Jewish
But there's more to it than hu-
manitarian considerations. The
displaced persons are recognized to
be a drag on the reconstruction of
Europe. An adequate solution to
their complex problem must be
found before any reconstruction
program can be effective.
And on the question of fact: Mor-
gan, "the late British UNRRA repre-
sentative," has been repudiated by
every responsible UNRRA official
and was asked to resign by his supe-
rior because of his statements. Thus,
utilizing his statements as having
"exposed" the "falsifying claims of
persecution" on the part of "them"
(the Jewish people scattered all over
Europe) she can hardly be considered
to be quoting a reliable source.
But lastly, how dare Miss Symons
ask, "Haven't we done enough for
them already?" Miss Symons hasn't
apparently learned the lesson that
the rest of the world learned
through suffering and through
wide-spread loss of lives. This is
one world, Miss Symons. "Benevo-
lence" of one people to another is
out of date. Our selfpreservation
as a democratic people dictates
that we do not turn our back on
one of the most pressing of our
post-war problems.
-Annette Epstein
Tea at Cliv eden
To the Editor:
A Detroit Sunday paper reported
that John Foster Dulles and Senators
Tom Connally and Arthur H. Van-
denberg, American delegates to the
general assembly of the United Na-
tions, left London to spend a week-
end at Lady Astor's country home at
Can it be possible that our dele-
gates do not know the reputation
and activities of the Cliveden Set,
which was widely known as a group
of English promoters of fascism
and Hitlerism during the past ten
The reliable New York Times
said on March 6, 1938, "Lady Astor
is one of those responsible for the
new policy of determined efforts
to make friends with Hitler and
The New York Post (Oct. 24, 1938)
printed a United Press story listing
Lord and Lady Astor among the doz-
en leading pro-Nazis in England.
What kind of companions are these
for our delegates to an organization
which is charged with preventing
future wars. England's worst native
fascists are hardly promoters of world
cooperation. Their 300-acre estate
was known as "little Berchtsgaden"
and, through their connections with
the British Foreign Office, the Clive-
deners were responsible for the

Munich deal, the Ethiopian sell-out
and the support to France.
Our delegates to the UNO must be
more selective in accepting invita-
tions. Guests of Lady Astor are not
encouraged to cooperate with Russia
when their hostess was one of those
who tried to build up Germany and
support Hilter's proposed invasion of
the Ukraine.
Our hope for peace fades away
with every cup of tea shared by
our representatives and the fascists
of any country.
--(Mrs. J. D.) Betty K. Schetzer
Vietory Loan
THE reaL value of a Victory Bond
must be reckoned in terms of fi-
nancial security, freedom from worry
assurance in the future. That's why
you must keep Victory Bonds.

Time of Exercise'
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Tuesday (at 11
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E. M. 1, 2, C. E. 2, Draw. 1
Dray. 2, 3; Surv. 2 3
M. P. 2, 3, 4, French
Economics 53, 54
M. E. 1, 3
Surv. 1, 2
E. E. 2a
German, Spanish
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February 16 to February 22, 1946
Note: For courses having both lectures and quizzes, the time of
exercise is the time of the first lecture period of the week; for courses
having quizzes only, the time of exercise is the time of the first quiz
Drawing and laboratory work may be continued through the ex-
amination period in amount equal to that normally devoted to such
work during one week.
Certain courses will be examined at special periods as noted
below the regular schedule. All cases of conflicts between assigned ex-
amination periods must be reported for adjustment. See bulletin
board outside of Room 3209 East Engineering Building between Feb-
ruary 1 and February 7, for instruction. To avoid misunderstandings
and errors, each student should receive notification from his instructor

of the time and place of his appearance in each course
riol February 16 to February 22.
No date of examination may be changed without
the Classification Committee.

Time of Examination

as an irregular period, provided there is

no conflict with the regular printed schedule above.
A special examination schedule is provided for the prescribed V-12

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Publication in the Daily Official Bul-
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 3:30 p. m. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a. m. Sat-
VOL. LVI, No. 47
TheUniversity Senate will meet
Monday, Jan. 14, at 4:15 p.m. in the
Rackham Amphitheater.
Veterans' Books and Supplies. Vet-
erans who are securing books and
supplies under the Public Laws 16 or
346 must complete all purchases for
the current semester by Jan. 15.
This deadline is necessary to allow
the University time to audit and pay
the veterans' accounts at the various
stores and, in turn, to submit invoic-
es to the Veterans Administration for
reimbursement before the end of the
Boyd C. Stephens, Cashier
The Clements Library contem-
plates arranging an exhibition of rare
books owned by members of the Fac-
ulty of the University. The Director
of the Library would be happy to
hear from colleagues who think this
is a good idea and who would like to
participate by lending some rarity.
Entries are limited to one title per
Women students attending the
Ship's Ball or the All-Nations Ball,
Jan. 11, have late permission until
1:30 a.m.
Calling hours will not be extended
beyond the regular time.
Lecture-Symposium on the Release
of Atomic Energy - Tonight at 8:00
p.m. in the main floor Auditorium of
Rackham Bldg. There will be short
talks by five faculty members, as fol-
1) "History of Atomic Disintegra-
tion up to 1932", by E. F. Barker
of Physics;
2) "Intra-molecular and Intra-
atomic Forces; Energy Relations
within Atoms", by K. Fajans of
3) "Summary, 1933 to 1943, of Dis-
integrations,Transmutations, and
Machines for Smashing Atoms",
by H. R. Crane of Physics;
4) "Atomic Mission, Uranium 235,
and the Atomic Bomb", by J. M.
Cork of Physics;
5) "Problems and Failures (mostly
failures) in Attempts to Use Sud-
den Explosives (Dynamite, Nitro-
glycerine. T.N.T., and now Atom-

Lecture: Professor Walter Cook,
Director of the Institute of Fine Arts
of New York University, will lecture
on ,"Spanish Paintings in the Na-
tional Gallery at Washington," at
11:00 a.m. Fri., Jan. 11, in Room D,
Alumni Memorial Hall, auspices of
the Dept. of Fine Arts. The public is
cordially invited.
Lecture: Professor Rensselaer Lee
of Smith College and the Institute
for Advanced Study of Princeton will
speak on "Poussin and the Ancient
World," at 4:15 p.m., Thur., Jan. 17,
in the Rackham Amphitheater; aus-
pices of the Dept. of Fine Arts. The
public is cordially invited.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for B. Roger
Ray, Chemistry; thesis: "Wetting
Characteristics of Cellulose and Cel-
lulose Derivatives," Friday, Jan. 11,
309 Chemistry Building, at 1:15 p.m.
Chairman, F. E. Bartell.
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may -invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend this ex-
amination, and he may grant permis-
sion to those who for sufficient rea-
son might wish to be present.
Doctoral Examination for Leo
Katz,, Mathematics; thesis: "Char-
acteristics of Frequency Functions
Defined by First Order Difference
Equations," Friday, Jan. 11, East
Council Room, Rackham Building, at
3:00 p.m. Chairman, P. S. Dwyer.
By action of the Executive Board
the Chairman may invite members
of the faculties and advanced doc-
toral candidates to attend this ex-
amination, and he may grant permis-
sion to those who for sufficient rea-
son might wish to be present..
Seminar in Physical Chemistry will
meet today in Room 410 Chemistry
Building at 4:15 p.m. Professor Wil-
fred Kaplan will speak on "Calcula-
tion of Potential Energy of Ionic
Crystals." All interested are invited.
Forestry Seminar-Professor Chase
will speak on employment opportuni-
ties in the Soil Conservation Service
and on the same program, Professor
Allen will discuss the Tennessee Val-
hey Authority as a vocation. This
session will be held in room 2039 in
the Natural Science Building at 4:30
today. Anyone interested in these
subjects will be welcomed.
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Friday, Jan. 11, at 4 p.m., in
319 W. Medical Bldg. "Antagonistic
Components of a Biological System -
Antimetabolites and Antivitamins."
All interested are invited.
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