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and represent the views of the writers only.
J-Hop Rejection
THE Student Affairs Committee has flatly re-
jected the proposed revival of J-Hop weekend
as it existed before the war.
Plans submitted by the J-Hop committee,
elected last month in an all campus election in-
cluded a formal dance Friday, March 1, which
would feature two top-flight bands, and an in-
formal dance Saturday, March 2, with one name
band. Both dances would be held at the Intra-
mural Building. The custom of house parties,
with men moving out so that women could stay
in fraternities during the weekend, was to be
revived, as well as breakfasts following the
formal dance.
These proposals- were rejected as being too
lavish, and therefore bad publicity for the Uni-
versity in the eyes of the taxpayers. A second
criticism was that out-of-town women coming
in for the event would only aggravate he hous-
ing situation. House parties were banned be-
cause of the chaperoning problem, and the $10
ticket price was felt to be too high for students.
Although the J-Hop committee can see some
justification for these objections, it firmly be-
lieves that each one is capable of solution.
First, from the financial angle, J-Hop repre-
sents no expense to the University. All costs are
covered by the ticket price, and profits go to the
University. In 1943, over $2,700 profit was dis-
tributed to campus charities and activities.
The budget has been shaved to the barest
minimum, and the $10 ticket price is the least
that will cover the entertainment offered. V-Ball
tickets last year were $4.50. The dance was held
one night, one band was featured, there were no
decorations or favors. In the past, ticket prices
for one night dances have been $10 several times
and on one occasion were $12, according to re-
ports on file.
A dance Friday or Monday night at the In-
tramural Building, with dances sponsored by
the League and Union and by fraternities was
the compromise suggested by the Student Af-
fairs Committee. Following up the possibili-
ties of this suggestion, the Hop committee
drew up a budget for a one night dance. Due
to the high price commanded by good bands at
the present time, the minimum ticket price for
one night came to between $7 and $8. The
expense per student for the weekend, consid-
ering the cost of Saturday's entertainment,
would exceed the cost of a two night J-Hop.
A maximum of 200 out-of-town women are ex-
pected at the function; all others will already
have residences in Ann Arbor. Enthusiastic will-
ingness to cooperate in housing these extra
women has been shown by fraternity and so-
rority men and women; these are the only houses
which may have guests. Men have agreed to
double up, with the members of two fraternities-
staying in one house, leaving the other for the
women who are their guests. Sororities have ade-
quate accommodations for the out-of-town
women who will attend the function with inde-
pendent men. Houses with the dormitory system
can sleep almost twice as many by utilizing the
couches in their rooms. Many students will re-
turn home after registration, leaving vacancies
in their house for the weekend.
The chaperoning problem is the least serious
of all those raised. An extensive list of Univer-
sity approved chaperones, residing in Ann Arbor,
is available in the Dean of Students Office. In

addition to all of these, alumni are eligible to act
as patrons if their names are submitted in ad-

WASHINGTON. - A very peculiar thing has
happened to Bob Hannegan, the man who
more than any other single person is responsible
for putting Truman where he is today. The long-
er Hannegan stays in Washington, the more
prestige and respect he commands - everywhere,
except around the White House.
A lot of people who thought Hannegan was
just a hack St. Louis politician have now
changed their minds. He has grown on them.
They have watched him fight vigorous back-
stage battles and he has always been on the
right side. He is honest, fearless, and usually
But while everyone expected Hannegan to be-
come the No. 1 strong man of the Truman ad-
ministration, inside fact right now is that he is
having a hard time trying to retain any real
voice in White House policy decisions.
There are two reasons for this.
1. Hannegan made the mistake of accepting
the postmaster generalship, which means long,
hard hours and a mass of detailed work, which,
coupled with his chairmanship of the Democratic
National Committee, makes him about the busi-
est man in Washington.
2. Hannegan has become Truman's No. 1
"no-man," and a "no-man" is never popular.
Every president is inclined to get surrounded
by "yes" men. Few people like to talk back to
the President of the United States. It is much
easier to agree, as Harry Hopkins once advised
Ed Flynn. One of Roosevelt's few "no-men"
was Joseph P. Kennedy, which was one reason
hie didn't last.
Boxing the No-Man
SO WHILE HANNEGAN has mended political
fences, a bevy of of Missouri "'yes-men" have
moved into the palace and practically cut Han-
negan, the big no-man, off from policy deci-
Whenver he does sit down at a White House
conference, Hannegan raises so much cain that
the palace guard, especially reconverter John
Snyder, gets red in the face and hopes it will
never see him again.
Truman himself does not share their view. He
and Hannegan remain close friends. Some peo-
ple wonder, however, in view of the tough way
Hannegan talks to his chief, whether this friend-
ship can last indefinitely.
This week he marched into Truman's office,
sat down for a staff conference, got into a
battle royal with John Snyder over the steel
strike and warned that Truman would have to
make the U.S. Steel Corporation knuckle down
and pay a reasonable wage to the steel workers.
War Secretary Fumbles
MOST CONTROVERS)AL press conference in
months was that in which Secretary of War
Patterson was quoted as saying he didn't know
that overseas soldiers no longer were accumu-
lating points. This columnist has now received
the verbatim report of that conference as record-
ed by the G.I. newsmen attending it. The perti-
nent part reads:
Secretary Patterson: "The War Department
I .'I

will discard the point system when it has
served its purpose. After all, I woild rather
relieve a man who has had long service than
one who has been in service only a short time.
Under the point system, you men are getting
two points a month as compared to one point
given to those in the States. Isn't that fair?"
G.I. reporter: "Like hell! Point accumula-
tion stopped on Sept. 2, V-J Day."
Patterson (surprised): "It did?"
PaItterson, continuing: "You men certainly
know a lot about demobilization"
G.I. reporter: "Hell yes, that's all we think
Privately the newsmen commented: "In fair-
ness to Mr. Patterson we should say that he an-
swered all other questions straightforwardly and
apparently to the best of his ability. He was very
gracious throughout the interview.
"But can you imagine the morale of our
readers when they learned that the Secretary
of War was unaware that point compilation
stopped as of V-J Day. Never did they expect
that the head of the War Department believed
that overseas troops are merrily piling up two
points a month."
(Copyright, 1946, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
THE CONVICTION is slowly dawning on the
country that Congress is not going to provide
an answer to the current strike wave; that per-
haps it does not have an answer; perhaps it is
even inherent in the nature of things that it can
have no answer. For certainly every legal gadget
that has been proposed has either blown up in
the faces of the legislators, singeing their eye-
brows, or has boomeranged, turning out to have
precisely the opposite effect to that intended.
There is a curious Congressional helplessness in
these premises.
For eight solid years, certain elements in
American life have been using Congress as the
bogey with which to scare labor, and for eight
solid years Congress has come and gone with-
out carrying out those dreadful anti-labor
threats which so many of its members mingle
with the opening prayers at each session. The
time has come to inquire whether there is not
a pattern in all this. There is.
For the queerest things happen when Congress
goes to work on labor. Compulsory arbitration is
proposed; and, for about ten minutes, the idea
is taken up by and cheered heartily in that sec-
tion of our press which likes labor least: But
after the first emotional display, it soon turns
out that American corporations, by and large,
like compulsory arbitration even less than does
labor; there is an embarrassing silence; the "let's
curb labor" bloc in Congress, looking around
proudly for support and approval, finds that no-
body likes its baby; there is nothing to do but
try again.
Mr. Truman then mentions fact-finding.
Once more there is a glad initial outburst from
conservatives; the President's plan is hailed
as a "crack-down" on labor. But within a
week it develops that, while labor does not care
for the cooling-off period, it likes fact-finding
far more, on the whole, than does industry.
The President's mild plan, though denounced
by the left, turns out to have few friends oun
the right, and once again Congress is stymied.
THERE REMAIN only schemes for outright
repression, such as proposed laws blankly
outlawing strikes; but the embarrassing fact is
that these are invariably proposed by representa-
tives from farm counties of the Middle West,
or from rural constituencies of the South, i.e.,
from areas in which there are few industrial
problems, and so the total effect is that of an
uninspired and sometimes malicious kibitzing;
it is part of a general Congressional pattern, in
which Northern representatives try to end poll
taxes in the South, while too many Southern
representatives try to do the work of conserva-
tive opinion in the North.
At this point one becomes aware of another
difficulty; and that is the deep contradiction
between the desire of American business for

a weak central government, which will not in-
terfere with trade, and the companion desire
on the part of some of its spokesman for a
central government which will undertake the
most sweeping control of labor.
Weak and strong; hot and cold; freedom and
curbs; it does not add up; and we sometimes
find the same representatives incoherently agi-
tating for both the most complete freedom for
men engaged in trade, and also for a consum-
mate regimentation for men engaged in a life
of labor. The position is ideologically weak; it
kicks back against free enterprise arguments,
and induces cynical reactions to them.
The feelings grows, then, that the solution is
to be found, not in Congress, but in the mar-
ket-place; in a more whole-souled approach
to collective bargaining. Once we give up the
idea that Congress has the answer, we may
find the answer; for who will stir himself to
hard work so long as he has the feeling that
his job will soon be done for him by a brownie
in a wiig collar, a jinni in a string neck-tie?
(Copyright, 1946, N.Y. Post Syndicate)

.1-Hop Snafu
To the Editor:
The Daily yesterday carried th
news of the rejection of the J-Hop
Committee's plans for the first post.
war J-Hop. To us this seemed an
unnecessary blow to the plans of
the Committee because the Commit-
tee is itself only responsible to th
people that elected it, no one student
or other student committee.
The article gives two objections tc
the plans. First is the housing situ-
ation. The Student Affairs Commit-
tee seems to think that Ann Arbor
cannot accommodate the 1200 guests
In the first place we believe that the
great majority of those attending the
dance will be students on campus
The situation could be remedied in
one of two ways. The first is to allow
fraternities and sororities to hav
house parties. The University of
Michigan is the only school to ou
knowledge which has a ruling against
parties of that kind. The second
methd w outldbe to dlesignate tr
of four fraternities and sororities to
accommodate the out of town guests
Chaperons can easily be arranged
for in either instance.
The cost of the dance is the sec-
ond ob;)etion. The rejection seems
to think that $10 is too much for a
weekend of that kind. Cornell's
J-Hop calls for $25 per couple,
Dartmouth's Winter Carnival costs
at least S35. The only test. of
whether or not a dance is too ex-
Ipensive is to see whether or not the
tickets will sell, and we think that
they would sell within two hours.
The difference in cost between a
dance given on two nights and only
one night is only a proportionately
small part of the total costs. The
fixed charges for programs, favors.
decorations, tickets and the like
would be the ,,arme whether for one
dance or a dozen. The only addi-
tional cost would be for the extra
dance band,
We the undersigned are all vet-
erans who have spent from two to
three years away from campus. A
real J-Hop was one of the things
we were looking forward to on our
return. The possibility ofnot hav-
ilng a J-Hop is the kind of thing
that is giving us a bad opinion of
what kind of university we are
afraid that the University of Mich-
igan is becoming.
-William H. Dorrance,
Albeit W. Armour,
Warren Dahi,
and five others.
Appeal to Civilians


Fight Local Racism,
To the Editor:
(Q ILBERTO OLIVER's letter to the
editor in Wednesday's Daily
called attention to an overt act of
discrimination against a Negro stu-
dent. It is a travesty en our legisla-
tion that such could happen under
the very nose of the Diggs state law
forbidding discrimination in public
restaurants, etc. It is ironic that this
situation exists while we are pro-
claiming our democracy and trying
to lead other nations to follow the
glorious path" we have blazed for
them. It is nothing but mockery
that we continue and strengthen our
outmoded discriminations and segre-
gations at home.
The incident at the local tavern is
a violation of all that we profess'

to believe. If our democratic rhe-
toric and phraseology has any basis
in actual credo, we can eliminate
such occurrences. If 11,000 students
take such an instance lying down, it
gives the lie to all our mouthings. Do
we believe in ourselves? Are we will-
ing to show it?
The tavern involved depends al-
most entirely upon student clientele.
Surely the student body of the Uni-
versity can be aroused from its leth-
argy long enough, and strongly
enough to register a protest against
such discrimination.
Tonight, at 7 p.m., there will be
a meeting in the Robert Owen Co-
operative House on this specific in-
stance of discrimination. Here is
the event! Now is the time, the
place, to do something!
-Terrell Whitsitt
Pres. Inter-Racial Association


. _

The Men of 42nd
General Hospital
APO 181
c o PM, S.F., Cal.
To the Editor:
rHIS is an open letter, but it
cerns primarily you. It was
ceived and written by people



r i
F ALL the other performers in last night's
evening of opera at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
had suddenly been rendered speechless, atten-
dance would nevertheless have been amply re-
warded by Rose Derderian's performance of Mar-
guerite in the Garden Scene from Gounod's
"Faust". In combining the vocal virtues of rich-
ness, clarity, control, and trueness of pitch with
a good deal of acting ability, she fulfills the two
prime requirements for opera singers to a re-
markable degree, for her "Marguerite" was pre-
sented with tremendous beauty and poise. I wvas
happy, however, not to have been deprived of
hearing such fine voices as Guy Baker, whose
performance of Faust was excellent, Henry Aus-
tin, whose Mephistophelean bass is rich and em-
phatic, although not immune to the common
unsteadiness of basses in the lower tones, and
whose "Bob" in "The Old Maid and the Thief"
was both amusing and well played. Barbara Lee
Smith, as Siebel, displayed a voice that is clear
and strong, if slightly immature.
Doris Lawton, whose voice was greatly dimin-
ished by laryngitis, nevertheless played Laetitia
in "The Old Maid and the Thief" with great vi-
vacity, and was well supported by the compe-
tent voices of Carolyn Street and Georgia Chris-
topherson, as well as the orchestra, which was
After "Faust" this operatic farce, commissioned
by NBC and completed by Gian-Carlo Menotti
in 1939, seemed musically unsatisfying for the
passages of sustained melody either in voice or
orchestra are few and far between, and it dis-
plays the obvious disadvantages of over-zealous
attempt to transcribe realistic, choppy conver-
sations into music. It was interesting to see how
well an opera written for radio can be staged,.
even when thirteen scenes must be provided for.
-Paula Brower

concern you. Your response will di-
rectly concern these people.
For five weary, homesick years we
have seen armies moved overnight.
And now "there is not shipping." We
have seen technicians trained in a
few months, perhaps weeks. Now "we
are essential." We have seen divi-
sions scraped "from the bottom of
the barrel." Now we must stay hei'e
for another teasing, heartsick "indef-
inite period." The reason being rath-
er indefinite too.
The latter is why we write.
For four years we have cried in-
side and written synthetic cheer-
ful letters home. But it was all "on
the road home." So we kept on
going. Now we find ourselves de-
nied the privilege for which we
fought and worked and waited.
We have observed the shrewd, cold
efficiency that won battles and pro-
motions for generals. Now these
same leaders are stymied by "a prob-
lem in peace."I
Are we and future generations
to remember this as a war that won
battles or a war that won a peace?
The future of the minds of sev-
eral million men depends upon
your help.
Are you with us?
T/5 Morris Roth, Ind., S Sgt. Paul
E. Kannon, Ill., Pic. Waldo V. Morris,
Cal., S/Sgt. J. E. Austin, Col., Sgt.
Charles Blaker, Mich., T 5 B. L. Dav--}
idson, Mich., and 14 others.
a a
Victr Loan
T HE glory of victory is great, but
the price of victory is greater.
Help those who have already paid'
more than their share by continuing'
to buy Vietory Bonds.

Publication in the Daily Official Bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers o 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. 54
To the Members of the Faculty-Col-
lege of Literature, Science, and the
There will be a special meeting of
the Faculty of the College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts on Jan.
21 at 4:10 p.m., in Room 1025 Angell
Hall, for continued discussion of the
curriculum proposals. Laige atten-
dance of the faculty is desired at this
Candidates for the Teacher's Cer-
tificate in June and August: A list of
candidates has been posted in the of-
fice of the School of Education, Room
1431 University Elementary School.
Any prospective candidates whose
name does not appear on this list
should call at the office of the Re-
corder, 1437 Univ. Elem. School.
Applications in Support of Re-
search Projects: To give Research
Committees and the Executive Board
adequate time to study all proposals,
it is requested that faculty members
having projects needing support dur-
ing 1946-1947 file their proposals in
the Office of the Graduate School by
Friday, Feb. 8. Those wishing to re-
new previous requests whether now
receiving support or not should so in-
dicate. Application forms will be
mailed or can be obtained at Secre-
tary's Office, Room 1006 Rackham
Building, Telephone 372.
Aeronautical Engineering Juniors
Seniors and Graduates: There are
available in the Department of Aero-
nautical Engineering four Frank P
Sheehan Scholarships. The selection
of candidates for these scholarship
is miade very largely on the basis of
scholastic standing. Applications wil
be received up to January 25, 1946.
Students wishing to make applica-
tion should address letters to Profes-
sor E. W. Conlon, B-47 East Engi-
neering Building, giving a brief state-
ment of their qualifications and ex-
perience in regai'd to both their schol-
astic work and any other experience
they may have had. A statement
should also be made giving theii
plans for further study in Aeronau-
ticalsEngineering. The present draft
classification or any service record
should be mentioned.
Scholarship Open to Senior Me-
chanical, Aeronautical and Electrical
Engineering Students: Consolidated
Vultee Aircraft Corporation has es-
tablished an annual scholarship of
$250 which is available to students
who are in their Junior year in the
above fields of engineering and who
are highly recommended by their
faculty Scholarship Committee. The
student will be employed by the Com-
pany the first summer after the
award. Application forms for thi
scholarship may be obtained in the
Aeronautical Engineering Office.
GraduateeFellowships: Consoli-
dated Vultee Aircraft Corporation
has established two annual Graduate
Fellowships of $750 each, available
to graduates of accredited engineer-
ing, metallurgy, physics or mathe-
matics schools who are highly recom-
mended by their faculty Scholarship
Committee, for graduate study and
research in the fields included in
aeronautical engineering. The stu-
dents will be employed by the Com-
pany the first summer after the
awards. Application forms for these

Fellowships may be obtained in .the}

respondent, will speak on the sub-
iect, "Russia and the West: Conflict
or Cooperation?" 8:00 p.m., Mon-
day, Jan. 21, in the Kellogg Audi-
torium; auspices of the Polonia Club.
The public is cordially invited.
University Lecture: Professor Ralph
W. Gerard, Dept. of Physiology, Uni-
versity of Chicago, will speak on the
subject, "The Electrical Activity of
the Nervous System" (illustrated),
at 4:15 p.m., Mon., Jan. 21, in the
Rackham Amphitheater; auspices of
the Dept. of Zoology. The public is
cordially invited.
Phi Sigma, honorary natural sci-
ence fraternity, will sponsor a lecture
by Professor Ralph W. Gerard, of the
University of Chicago, who will speak
on the subject, "A Biologist's View of
Society," Monday, at 8:00 p.m. in
Rackham Amphitheatre. A reception
will be held following the lecture for
members of the zoology department
and the Phi Sigma Society, and their
guests. The public is invited to at-
tend the lecture.
Dr. Ananda K. Coomaaswamy of
the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,
will speak on "The Riddle of the
Sphinx" at 4:15 p.m., Tues., Jan. 22,
in the Rackham Amphitheatre; aus-
pices of the Institute of Fine Arts.
The public is cordially invited.
Academic Notices
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet today at 4 p.nA in 319 West
:Medical Building. "The Physiologi-
cal Relationship between Amino
Acids and Vitamins." All interested
are invited.
Choral Union Concert, Jascha
Heifetz, violinist, will give the sev-
mnth program in the Choral Union
Concert Series tonight at 8:00 o'clock
n Hill Auditorium. The program will
include compositions by Scarlatti,
Brahms, Glazounoff, Bach, Schubert,
Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Rossini.
The concert will begin on time and
loors will be closed during numbers.
Student Recital: Mary Evans John-
son, a student of piano under Profes-
sor John Kollen, will present a recital
.n partial fulfillment of the require-
nents for the degree of Bachelor of
Music at 8:30 Sunday evening, Janu-
ary 20, in Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
ter. Her program will include com-
oositions by Bach, Mozart, Beeth-
ven, Schumann, and Griffes, and
will be open to the general public.
A joint exhibition of paintings by
John Pappas and Sarkis Sarkisian of
Detroit, in the Rackham Mezzanine
Ualleries, under the auspices of the
College of Architecture and Design.
Jan. 16 through 31, daily except Sun-
day, afternoons 2-5, evenings 7-10.
The public is cordially invited.
Events Today
S. R. A. Social Committee will meet
tonight at Lane Hall.
Romance Language Journal Club
will hold its second meeting to-
day at 4:15in the E. Conference
Room of the Rackham Building.
Professor Staubach will speak on
"The Cultural and Educational Ac-
tivities in Bogota" and Professor
Talamon will speak on "Curel et Ros-
Coffee Hour: Members of the
League and Union Council will be
special guests atthe weekly Lane Hall
coffee hour from 4:30 until 6.
Kappa Phi meeting. All Actives re-
port to the Guild Lounge for the En-
sian picture at 5:00 tonight. Supper

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