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Aid4* au kuiIl
Fifty-Sixth Year

c1?IIPi to -th 6ditor




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Michigan under the authority of the Board of Control
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Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.


ONCE upon a time there were 5,000. coeds at-
tending a large mid-western university.
Oddly enough, every one of them was named
Cinderella. There was an ugly rumor going
around that if anyone of these lasses was not
safely tucked in her trundle bed by 10:30,.a cer-
tain group of fairy godmothers would trans-
form her into a pumpkin!
But all American coeds are not named Cin-
derella. Far from it. Take Northwestern for
example. There the flower of feminine youth
stays out until 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday
nights, and seniors have six 12:30 permissions
a month on week nights! Imagine!
At Barnard College of Columbia University in
a town nearly as encouraging to wickedness as
Ann Arbor, women get -10:30 hours every night.
If they stay out till 1:30 ANY NIGHT, they
must telephone for permission, earlier in the eve-
At the Universities of Chicago, Ohio State, and
Illinois, coeds may play till 1 a.m. on Fridays and
Saturdays. There is later permission for big
dances at Illinois, and OSU coeds can stay out
from one to four Wednesday or Sunday nights
a month until 12 depending on whether they are
freshman (1) sophomores (2) (etc.) or seniors
At Cornell, week nights and Sundays, sen-
iors get 12 p.m., permission, juniors 11 p.m.,
sophomores 10:30, and freshmen 9:30. Friday,
they all get until 12:30, and Saturday nights
girls may be out until 1:30. Two "late nights"
a week until 12:00 are allowed. (No Cinderellas
Of ten schools asked their hours in a Daily post
card poll last week,.six are covered above. Two
did not reply. Indiana has the same hours as
Michigan, but freshmen must be in at 7:30 Mon-
clay, Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday nights. And
Duke, in the staid Southland allows its young
belles only two dates a week; hours are 10:30 all
but Saturday (12:00) and Sunday (11:30 for
juniors and seniors).
One can't help wondering:
If a young lady old enough to get married
legally is not old enough to take care of her-.
If seniors who are four years older than
freshmen are not four years more mature.
If weekday nights preceding classless days
are not as good date nights as Fridays or Sat-
If the administration of some universities
do not under-rate the discretion of their femi-
nine charges.
---Milt Freudenheim
C-4T's for f ra o
AN ITEM o seemingly little or no consequence
has drifted into a few newspaper columns,
well buried and underplayed. The article con-
cerns Spain, and indicates that our State De-
partment is at it again.
The United States has sold Spain eight C47
transport planes and $300,000 worth of air-
port equipment. The State Department as-
sures the world that the supplies are of no
military value to Franco.
Of course not. What worth could a few C47
planes have? And airport equipment is obvi-
ously of no military value. We might just as
well, have sold Spain dog collars. The picture
would look better if we had, but not much better.
The ..mint ix e m. . .a t'- lit)riffh n o hen-

"Sour Grapes"
To the Editor:
IF MR. MOORE, whose letter to the editor ap-
peared in Wednesday's Daily, felt nauseated
at the thought of a $10,000 J-Hop, it's wonder in-
deed that he has not choked and thereby suf-
focated on his own "sour grapes" ! !
,In a swollen sea of verbal tantrum, Mr.
Moore pounds ,his chest, pulls out his hair
and cries havoc at the state of the nation. In
psychic confusion he gets mad in turn at so-
called lack of leadership, at the Steel industry,
at the United States Senate, at the students, at
the veterans, at the Press, and ends up by
making dark prophecies about the winning of
the peace.
Oh yes, Mr. Moore is angry indeed that the
world is pot his personal plaything. He hates
everybody and everything. It goes rough with
him that he can't strike out at those bigger
things: the unions, the industries, the legislature,
so he blends all his unhappiness and dissatis-
factions into one lump of bitterness and hate and
flings it at the closest thing ......displaced ag-
gression they call it in psychology.
It's not that we mind Mr. Moore's working
out his feelings but we do object when he advo-
cates that everyone is stupid except him ...
that we pay the price in terms of his feelings
about phenomena over which we have no
control. We do object, and strenuously when
he proposes that we pour ashes over our head,
stop laughing, stop living, stop wanting, and
start praying, just because everything is not as
he would want it to be.
Every student at the University of Michigan
has helped according to his own abilities, in
every way from Bomber Scholarships, to con-
tributions to war torn universities and bodies
ravaged by disease or want. Whey then should
we deprive ourselves of the things we want and
need? Why should we be elected to "take care"
of the world in general and in particular????
Hogwash, Mr. Moore, it doesn't solve a thing to
rant and rave about the errors of students' ways
until you've proved they are in eiror, and such
proof is far from apparent, and couldn't be be-
cause it doesn't exist. As nearly as we can see the
only thing that not having the kind of a J-Hop
we want would accomplish, would be to placate
Mr. Moore's feeling of aggression!
-As a parting touehe, if Mr. Moore's idea of
maturity is the letter he wrote, I'll take child-
hood;.if his idea of winning the peace is the
destruction of individual thought and the utili-
zation of the public press to formulate opinion
(a prime tool of fascist regimes), I'll take a
-$10,000 J-11op! '
-Mary Horan
JPlop or No
1 WAS much impressed by the article on the
J-Hop in Wednesday's Daily written by Ed-
ward Moore. There, I thought to myself, is a
man with vision, a humanitarian! However,
there is one small point which I should like to
call attention to, a thing so trivial that I apolo-
gize in mentioning it.
Just how does Mr. Moore connect the starv-
ing millions of the world, the quarrels of the un-
ions and of U. S. Steel with one local J-Hop?
Would a less expensive dance, or, in fact, no
dance at all, feed these peoples or settle the
problems of the world? If a thousand students
waving ten dollar bills don't spend it at the
J-Hop they will undoubtedly spend it some-
where else; or does Mr. Moore want each stu-
dent to divide his ten dollar bill into equal parts
and send them to U. S. Steel, the unions, the
O.P.A. and the Senate? It would be nice, but
let's not be naive.
Come, come, Edward, you can't tear down
one plan unless you have a solution to put into
its place, If you want to feed the destitute
millions let's hear your plan, if you've got one,
and if you haven't don't ball up the issue. If
you want to organize a drive I guarantee al-
most every student on campus will stand be-
hind you-J1op or no J-op '.,........
Oh Edward, I almost forgot; what would
you do with that $10.00?
-Lola M. Patton

To the Editor:
AID to the University of the Philippines is a
subject which will appeal to University of
Michigan students on its own merits, and it will
make a stronger appeal to thinking persons when
supported by facts. Your writer in her over-en-
thusiasm in Sunday's Daily stated that "The ma-
jority of the Filipino soldiers on Bataan were
graduates of the University of the Philippines,"
when probably not one per cent were graduates
of that institution.,
In the United States, where we have had an

organized widespread educational system for sev-
eral hundred years, only five to six per cent of
our soldiers in the present war are college or uni-
versity graduates.
It is also interesting to learn that "Most of
the professors of the University of the Philip-
pines are graduates of our University." I resist
the temptation to name the percentage of the
professors of the 1940-41 staff who were listed
as holding University of Michigan degrees.
-G. E. Carrothers
EDITOR'S NOTE: We blush for our writer and our
failure to catch the error. Chalk it up to youthful
enthusiasm for a good cause.
Popcorn Lovers
\?'E DON'T mind Barrie Waters saying any-
thing he likes about the movies. - But ask
him to leave popcorn alone. We like it.
-M. C. Morea and
five others
The Third Act
ONE wonders whether some of the top levels
of American business management have prop-
erly assayed their position in the postwar world.
These men are called upon to make a judgment
of excruciating difficulty. They are worried about
what even Mr. Winston Churchill calls the
world's permanent swing to the left; they would,
understandably enough, like to halt that swing;
they have a kind of a feeling that they would like
to continue the free enterprise system. The in-
tensity of this emotion is clear beyond doubt;
it is on the question of ways and means that one
is entitled to ask whether a big, costly, chrom-
ium-plated, front office stumble has not taken
We start, like Euclid, with a kind of axiom: at
the end of the war American business manage-
ment was more fortunately placed than its op-
posite numbers in any other country in the
world. The English people had solemnly voted
in favor of limited nationalization; the argument
was virtually over, as far as they were concerned.
In France, even the right-wing parties found
they had to talk nationalization to keep audi-
ences from drifting out of their halls. In Ger-
many, industry lay at the mercy of four different
species of generals. But in America, rather re-
markably, there was no nationalization program
on V-J Day; nor even any nationalization talk;
the Socialist party was of miniature size, and the
Communists had just been racked by an internal
split, based on the charge that a number of
them didn't believe in Communism.
One wonders whether American industry
counted its blessings, one by one; whether it
burned a sufficient number of candles be-
fore an adequate number of altars in appreci-
ation of its unique place in the postwar world.
THE situation, it seems obvious, called for a
policy of peace, rather than a policy of war;
for a program which would perpetuate this dis-
tinction, rather than degrade it. American cor-
poration heads uniformly hire statisticians to
follow world trends for them; but one, wonders
whether they follow world trends sufficiently in
their own minds; for every postwar management
decision should have .been kken with only one
idea in mind, to maintain the superb tactical
position which American industry had won for
itself during the war. It had gained a profound
ideological victory. The question which history
will ask (and which business might ask of it-
self) is whether that victory was sufficiently ap-
preciated, and cherished, or whether it was casu-
ally booted about, and messed.
For we are now in that moody period in
which long-range political opinions slowly form
themselves, by an almost molecular process.
Strikes which run sixty days and longer leave
an emotional deposit behind which, in the
end, bears little relation to the issues that
started them, and cannot be scraped away by
any known public relations methods. The na-
tional atmosphere has changed in a six-
month; the public snored last summer over the
issue of corporate excess profits tax refunds,

but it is a heated issue now; surely it would
have been worth an epic of public relations ac-
tivity to keep that from happening, but it has
been made to happen.
There are elements of pity and terror in the
spectacle of men who have seemingly forgotten
'that though they may write the first and second
acts of the play, the first and second acts write
the third act; that while it is every man's priv-
ilege to pamper himself by forgetting ultimate
consequences, it is no man's privilege to stop the
chain of events.
Above all there hovers the mystery of what
it was that it was hoped to win when so much
had already been won; one sees packing houses
taken over by government in a country which
had no thought for nationalization three
months ago; and one wonders about the fate
which compels men to throw into flux those
very questions which they most dearly*want to,
and which it would be worth almost any price
to, keep unasked and unanswered.
(Copyright, 1946, N.Y. Post Syndicate)

9rdd &
WE WERE morebthan a little
amused by the banner headline
that appeared on the front page of
yesterday's Daily: "Disagreement on
J-Hop Plans Continues." The con-
troversy seems to be all on one side-
the student side. It is the same sort
of disagreement that obtains when
the jury sentences the murderer to be
hanged. He nearly always disagrees
with their verdict.
The "Student Affairs Committee"
has flatly refused to permit the stu-
dents to have a two-night 3-Hop.
To back up their decision, they
make a great bit of noise about
their reasons. We have always felt
that there are two reasons for
everything: a reason-a good rea-
son, and then there is the real rea-
son. We can not help but feel that
the "Student Affairs Committee"
has given out a large number of
good reasons, and have studiously
refrained from disclosing the real
It seems to us that the students
gave up a great many privileges dur-
ing the war (under pressure from
above) with the excuse that an air
of sobriety must be maintained at all
costs-this to accentuate the gravity
of our global war effort. -But now
that the war is over, there is no rea-
son why we cannot afford to be elab-
orate. That is unless something is
pending in Lansing; something for
which we must trot out a second set
of manners so that the University can
point modestly in our direction and
say: "They are good children, models
of asceticism. They are so nice when
they are asleep." Every time the stu-
dents reach out to retrieve their lost
privileges, the University raps them
smartly on the knuckles and admon-
ishes them to behave, at least until
next year.
We hate to be put into the posi-
tion of being monsters because we
choose to spend our money on a
dance instead of the University of
the Philippines, the March of
Dimes, the Galens, the starving
people of Greece, etc. What a pow-
erful argument. "What, you want
to spend $10 on a dance while the
people in Greece are starving? You
want to dance two nights in a row
while there are people who must
walk on crutches? Oh, you hor-
ribly nasty people." All right, if
they need the money, let them have
it. How?
At this point let us introduce the
Goldstein plan. It is quite simple;
after all, what can you expect from
the author. It is a compromise.
Since the "Student Affairs Commit-
tee" compromised with us to let us
have a dance on one night, charging
$10 per couple, the proceeds to go to
charity, let us compromise with the
"Student Affairs Committee." The
Goldstein plan is this: let us have our
two night dance, and let us be as ex-
travagant as we choose. Then, next
fall, when Army plays Michigan in
the stadium, let us contribute the
proceeds of the game to a single pool.
At $3 per seat, we. could expect a mod-
est $200,000. This pool is then to be
placed at the disposal of a central
governing board. All charity seek-
ers will then apply to the board for
funds. The board, composed of eight
faculty members and five students,
could then pass upon the merits of
each applicant. It is nothing more
or less than a gigantic community
chest. Here we have eliminated all
separate drives at one fell swoop.
No more penny ante drives that clut-
ter up our campus from one end of
the year to the next. Just one fund
that would be adequate to take care
of all our charity plans for the year.

This way we have hurt no one. The
Goldstein plan then, in short, is the
solution to all our problems. Let us
have our dance, and we will give you
the charity.
All who are interested in the
plan, can contact the author in the
Gargoyle office nearly any after-
noon. We shall be pleased to ex-
plain our plan further to all fac-
ulty members. The line will form
on the right-don't crowd.
We have a funny feeling that not
much will be done with this sugges-
tion. It is as good as any we have
ever heard, however. We will be
unique. We will be the first University
in the country that has a central
charity Tund, a fund administered by
the "Students" and obtained without
paining anyone. What's that you
say? The University objects? How
could they? Why it's monstrous.
Here is the greatest charity scheme
of the century. We'll be famous.
We'll have that satisfied feeling of
having done something for humanity.
How paltry is the sum extracted from
the students by each little individual
drive. Hereuis $200,000. We give it to
you for your consideration.
We don't expect the Goldstein
plan to become popular with the
University. "This is a thought that
comes to us out of nowhere."
By Crockett Johnson


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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 typcuvritten
form to the Assistant to the President,
1021 Angell Hall, by 3:30 p. in. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a. m. Sat-
VOL. LVI No. 61
Notice to Men Students and House-
holders of Apprved Houses for Men:
The closing date for the Spring
Term will be February 23 and rent
shall be computed to include this
date. Householders may charge for a
room between Feb. 23 and Feb. 28
providing the student keeps his pos-
sessions in the room or occupies it
himself. As per the terms of the con-
tracts, students are expected to pay
the full amount of the contract three
weeks before the end of the term.
Registration for the Spring Term
begins Feb. 28 and classes begin Mar.
If either the householder or student
wish to terminate their present agree-
ment, notice must be given to the of-
fice of the Dean of Students on or
before Feb. 2, at noon. Students may
secure forms for this purpose in Room
2, University Hall.
Graduate Students expecting mas-
ter's degrees at the end of the Fall
Term must have diploma applications
turned in to the Graduate School of-
fice by Monday, Jan. 28. Applications
received after that date cannot be
The University War . Historian
would like to have photographs of
war-time activities on the Campus to
preserve with the University War
Collection. Will those who are willing
to contribute please note on the back
of the pictures as much pertinent in-
formation as possible and send them
to the Michigan Historical Collec-
tions, 160 Rackham Building.
Women Students taking athletic
equipment from the Women's Ath-
letic Building must show Student
Identification Cards. Thisequipment
must be used by the student checking
it out.
Summer Job Placement: Students
interested in registering with the Bu-
reau of Appointments for jobs next
summer are requested to attend the
registration meeting at 4:00, Tuesday
afternoon, Jan. 29 in Room 205, Ma-
son Hall.
Directed Teaching, Qualifying Ex-
amination: All students expecting to
do directed teaching next term are re-
quired to pass a qualifying examina-
tion in the subject in which they ex-
pect to teach. This examination will
be held on Saturday, Mar. 2, at 8:30
a.m, Students will meet in the audi-
torium of the University High School.
The examination will consume about
four hours' time; promptness is
therefore essential.
University Lecture. Mr. Stephen A.
Royce, Mining Geologist for the Pick-
ands-Mather Company, will speak on
the subject, "The American Steel In-
dustry at a Crossroads," at 4:15 p.m.,
Monday, Jan. 28, in the Rackham
Amphitheater; auspices of the De-
paitment of Geology. The public is
cordially invited.
Departmental Lecture: M'. Steph-
an A. Roy'e, Mining Geologist for the

will speak on the subject, "The Liter-
ature of Early Neiv England," at 4:15
p.m., Wed., Jan. 30, in the Rackham
Amphitheater; auspices of the De-
partment of English Language and
Literature. The public is cordially in-
Chamber Musical Festival. The
Si,Lh Annuzal Chamber Music Festival
will takeeplace today at 2:30 and 8:30,
in the Lecture Hall of the Rackham
Buildings. All the programs will be
given by the Budapest Quartet: Josef
Roismann and Edgar Ortenberg, vio-
linists; Boris Kroyt, viola; and
Mischa' Schneider, violoncello. Com-
positions of Haydn, Hindemith,
Beethoven, Mozart, Milhaud, Piston
and Dvorak, will be played.
Tickets for the series or for indi-
vidual concerts are on sale at the of-
fice of the University Musical So-
ciety in Burton Memorial Tower, and
will also be on sale in the lobby of
the Rackham Building one hour be-
fore the beginning of each concert.
Student Recital: Helen Briggs,
pianist, will present a recital in par-
tial fulfillment of the requirements
for the degree of Bachelor of Music
at 8:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 28, in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. Her pro-
gram ' will include compositions by
Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Scria-
bine, and will be open to the general
public without charge.
Faculty Recital: Benjamin Owen,
Instructor of Piano in the School of
Music, will be heard in a program of
compositions by Bach, Beethoven,
Ravel and Griffes, at 8:30 p.m., Wed-
nesday, Jan. 30, in Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theater.
The public is 'cordially invited.
A joint exhibition of paintings by
John Pappas and Sarkis Sarkisian of
Detroit, in the RPackham Mezzanine
Gallerics, under the auspices of the
College of Krchitecture and Design.
Through Jan. 31, daily except Sun-
day, afternoons 2-5, evenings 7-10.
The public is cordially invited.

LAST night in Rackham Lecture
Hall the Budapest String Quartet
opened the first concert of the sixth
annual Chamber Music Festival with
the Haydn Quartet in D minor, of-
ficially billed as the Op. 76, No. 2.
Its charming, eighteenth century
formalism, enlivened with the folk
melodies so prevalent in Haydn's
work and exquisitely performed, was
an intensely interesting contrast to
the Hindemuth Quartet in E-flat ma-
jor which followed.
The latter is a new composition
(1943) and one with which most of
the audience was unfamiliar. It
aroused a good deal of controversy
regarding its aesthetic merits,
most of the listeners apparently
having been violently impressed
one way or the other by the music
itself, although the performance
was of course unassailable. Person-
ally, I thought it was amazingly
beautiful, and one of those pieces
of music which arouses one not
only to delight in the composition
itself but to tremendous admiration

for a man who could conceive of
such intricacies of form. It began
with a deeply forboding fugue on
a tentative, groping melody which
immediately captured the atten-
tion. Chamber music in general
demands more intellectual exertion
than other forms of music, but the
highly formalistic, magnificently
woven, yet modern pattern of the
Hindemuth Quartet compelled at-
tention which could be maintained
unwaveringly and effortlessly until
the close.
The final work was the Beethoven
Quartet in E-fiat major, Op. 74, of
which little more can be said than
that it was a wonderful piece of mu-
sic wonderfully performed, and the
anti-Hindemuth faction seemed to
think it was the high ppint of the
As for the artists themselves,
their tone, balance, and precision,
which are as perfect among cham-
ber groups as that of the Boston
Symphony is among symphony or-
chestras, make them a rare treat
to listen to.
-Paula -Brower

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Jistorical Collections:
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to a private company in Argentina. Argentina,
of course, is the outstanding fascistic country of
this hemisphere.
The United States doesn't need money so
badly that it must sell to Spain and Argentina.
It does need a saner foreign policy. Sales to
Spain and Argentina remind us that something
is rotten in places other than Denmark.
-Eunice Mintz

Evtents Today
The Lutheran Student Association
will meet this afternoon at
3:00 at 1304 Hill St., for an out-door.
hike and winter sport activities. Sup-
per will be served at the Center at
6:00. Please call 7622 for reservations
by Saturday noon.
l'he Graduate Outing Club rooms
in the Rac kham Building will be open
tonight from 8 to 10 p.m., for mem-
bers and other graduate students
who wish to play bridge or other
Couing Events
The Graduate Outing Club is plan-
ning a hike or toboggan party (de-
pending on the weather) followed by
an Indian supper on Sunday, Jan. 27.
All interested should sign up and pay
the supper fee at the checkroom desk
in the Rackham Building before S4t-
urday noon. Members will meet at
2:30 Sunday in the Outing Club
rooms in the Rackham Building. Use
the norl1iwest en tran11ce.
Tle' Micbi-an ChrisaLi Feilnwshin

Shall I ask him? He's
in the sponsor's box.



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