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Insight a Remedy
THERE is discussion about the curriculum be-
ing changed. It needs rejuvenation like a
shot of adrenalin in the arm. It needs a few
courses shoved in here and a few prerequisites
taken out there and maybe a required course that
no student can afford to miss. It needs a lot of
things. But no change can do wonders, no mat-
ter how miraculous, until the Aesthesia in
students toward book learning and campus pro-
grams wears away.
Aesthesia is a very strange disease. It affects
the glimmering eye glasses of the Latin schol-
ar as well as the nervous laugh .of the social
butterfly. It affects the harrassed look of the
activities girl and the forward pass of the foot-
ball player. It follows them about wherever
they go, in class or out.
During finals, however, Aesthesia mysteri-
ously disappears. Minds are choked full of so
many things, like the economic principle of the
allocation of resources, or the thematic passage
of an O'Neill play. The Federalist's conception
of biological inequality is even remembered.
All of these things seem to flow right off finger
tips and down on paper. It is easy to record
them. They just slip out. But when finals are
over Aesthesia creeps back. It creeps back when
the OPA is denounced for obstructing free flow
of goods, or when a poor magazine story is pre-
ferred to a good book. It steals into a dormitory
when a girl is differentiated against because of
color. It is present by the absence of voters at
campus polls. -
We are all subject to this malady.
But a new preventive for Aesthesia is just
now being perfected. It will be on the market
by Feb. 3 and while it is not guaranteed it
promises to help;. to -keep the disease from
spreading. This cure is in the form of a new
campus magazine called "Insight," edited by
the Student Religious Association in Lane Hall,
and full of articles and editorials dealing with
these problems. Buy a copy. Read it. Innocu-
late yourself with Insight and cure Aesthesia!
-Norma Crawford

Greater Representation
THIS IS WHAT we've been waiting for, a real
student government. And those who worked
together to produce such a Constitution deserve
much credit. However, if this is going to be a
student government, why not let the students
participate, that is, all students?
Actually, the only contact, of most of us with
such a government, would be on the annual elec-
tion day. Of course, there is the public Forum,
which seems a very vague body of listen-to-my-
suggestion-if-you-like students, not to mention,
its composition of student leaders, (the same
stuff on the counsel). Their opinions and sug-
gestions would have to resonate with the coun-
sel's ear. Nothing binds either the counsel to-the
forum or the government to its students. This
seems like a fatal fault of the Constitution.
We do want student government. But the
very lack of inclusive representation and abso-
lute student opinion, leaves the proposed one
beyond our control or interests. The nine peo-
ple that actually governed would be so remote
to the majority, that it would seem to be the
same governmentless situation here today.
If, we are supposed to condition ourselves by
this for self-government, let's not copy the sure-
failure system of by-gone European "Republics."
Why can not the Forum be representative
of allthe students? What prevents apportion-
ment of the total student body to an arbitrary
number, and letting each contiguous group
send a representative io the Forum? And why
should not those student representatives have
authority to nullify any act that paramountly
concerns them?
We, the undersigned, propose that those who
have written the Constitution appearing in the
Daily on January 23rd, reconsider these glaring
faults. We feel that with these changes the Con-
stitution will really live and endure for all stu-
J. Pierce, M. H. Swift, T. G. Morris, R. E. Grew,
F. R. Malmfeldt, J. 0. Lang, M. S. Wesbrook,
D. A. Robertson, E. J. Ludlum, P. Bauchez, G.
Wyman, P. Swanson, H. Maravich, R. Deacon,
L. Gautheir, M L. Clark, J. Martin, B. Kraft,
R. Bricker, L. Bremer, D. J. Eash, G. Melbourne,
C. Matthews, E. Stewart, P. McCall, B. Yeomans,
S. Wyman, W. Penn, M. Perrone, M. Williams,
E. Vigneron.
* * * '
EDITOR'S NOTE: The writers of this letter
show a healthy interest in student government,
but perhaps they misunderstand the role which
is to be played by the Student Council and the
Forum. It was thought by the Constitution mak-
ers that a small Council was necessary to ac-
complish the purposes of a Student Government.
A large body would be too unwieldy. The Uni-
versity is made up of 13 schools and colleges and
thousands of students - all with different in-
terests and affiliations. There seemed to be no
one method of organization that could be ade-
quately representative of all students and at the
same time provide for a small Council except the
method which was chosen-having nine students
elected at-large.
Contrary to the opinion expressed in the let-
ter, Council members will not be "remote to
the majority." There is provision for open meet-
ings held at regularly scheduled times. They
will be open to the public. The Daily will give
full coverage to every Council meeting. It is
assumed that the by-laws which will be drawn
up by the first Council will provide that any
student may appear or bring a suggestion before
the Council providing that the Council is noti-
fied beforehand. Provision is also made in the
Constitution for publishing the agenda of every
meeting in The Daily.
The Forum (which admittedly must be or-
ganized more fully than is provided for in the
Constitution) is not supposed to be representa-
tive of the individual students - it is intended
to be representative of organized group opinion.
Only with the full cooperation and understand-
ing of campus groups can the Council accomplish
its objectives. The Forum is the means by which
the Council will be able to coordinate group
activity and obtain group support. On the other

hand, organized groups on campus have a vital
interest in the activity of the Council and the
Forum will be the means by which they can
make their opinions known. Veto power was not
given the Forum because it is the Council which
is representative of the whole student body and
with which the final decision should rest.
-Ray Dixon
Constructive J-Uop
To the Editors:
SUALLY I enjoy reading the editorial page of
the Daily very much. Most of the writers
and contributors show a genuine concern for
people of other countries and for their political
and economic troubles. They 'seem to realize
that what affects one person anywhere can af-
fect them, including anything from polio to loss
of freedom of the press.
But in the last few days this 'same editorial
page has been marred by bitter articles trying
to prove that what this campus needs most is
a $10,000 J-Hop. One of the most vehement

letters was that of Mary Horan who seemed
about to froth at the mouth because a veteran
named Edward Moore had dared to suggest
that the money could be better spent on starv-
ing and freezing European children or in help-
ing our own American crippled children.
I think Mr. Moore has something there. I can
understand why, after giving almost five years
of his own life and liberty to fight a war, the
direct cause of which was extreme nationalism
and selfishness, he should be discouraged to find
the same philosophy mouthed by those for whom
he fought.
I also submit that such statements as "Why
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 par-
ticular?" can only be the result of infantile
thinking. We expect babies to be concerned
only about their immediate surroundings. When
they grow older we expect them to notice that
there is a larger world around them and we ex-
pect them to adjust themselves to it.
If I believed that a majority of the students
on this campus were no more mature in their
views than Miss Horan, I would suggest that
we have a big party and play "patty-cake,
patty-cake, baker's man." Because I am an op-
timist I suggest that we have a big one-night
dance and turn the proceeds over to the March
of Dimes, the University of the Philippines, or
to European relief.
-Mary Jane Buckley
EDITOR'S NOTE: Miss Buckley's solution is ap-
proximately that which the Student Affairs Commit-
tee reached last week.
Time for a Real Dance
To the Editor:
AS I will again become a student at the Uni-
versity of Michigan in the spring term, I
want to get a word in edgewise.
It seems to me that this is not too soon for
a real peace-time dance. Just because strikes,
riots, inflation, uprisings and civil war around
the world prove that it will take most people a
year to forget that there is not a war on; that
doesn't mean that students of the University of
Michigan cannot act like there is peace in less
than a year. There is no real reason why we
can't spend $10,000 - $10 apiece to have this
dance. We can get the money. War bond pres-
sure is off and income taxes are less. We can
get the programs. We can get the decorations.
The paper shortage is disappearing. We can
get the orchestras now - in 1946. And Michigan
men can get the girls any year.
Really, the only argument of the Student Af-
fairs Committee that makes sense is the prob-
lem of housing the two hundred girls in Ann
Arbor. That makes terribly good sense. But
where will these girls be coming from? I dare
say a lot will befrom Detroit, Lansing, Albion
and even Ypsilanti. That is, most of them will
not come from a very great distance. Now if the
Regents would, for this one week-end, relax their
automobile regulation, these girls could be shut-
tled back and forth between their homes and Ann
Arbor each day. The rooms available could be
used for the small number of girls coming from
greater distances.
-Frank D. Amon
Business e&ePleasure
To the Editor:
IT SEEMS to me that the "Student" Affairs
Committee is talking out of both sides of its
.. mouth. Last week, it informed the student
body that a regular peace-time J-Hop wouldn't
look good "out-state" . . . Such an outlandish
price as ten dollars for a two-night, three-band
dahce was entirely too extravagant at this
crucial time. . . . Now, it is divulged, the "Stu-
dent" Affairs Committee approves heartily of a
one-night, one-band dance to be held during
the next school term (Let's be nasty and make
the girls come in early and make it so students
can't use cars. Hee-hee!") for which an ad-
mission price of ten (10) dollars will be charged,
profits going to worthy causes. I am all for
worthy causes, but I like to do some things just
for the hell of it now and then. Let's have
drives for W.S.S.F., drives for the Infantile Par-

alysis Fund, drives for undernourished children,
drives for the Greeks, Poles, Chinese, Jews, and
Estonians! But let's strive for a J-Hop that is
worthy of the name.
The Chinese are undernourished and starving
and not too well off in general. Yet, I see by
Life magazine that the Chinese Embassy in1
Washington had no qualms about throwing a
terrific party replete with hundreds of cases of
champagne and other assorted liquors, music,
and an expensive dinner for thousands of guests.
Of course, that was just a one night affair cost-
ing $10,000. A two night affair costing $10,000
would be unthinkable .
It is time the University stop mixing its
business with the students' pleasure. I do not
know of a single person on this campus who
would pay ten dollars for four hours of danc-
ing -not even for a worthy cause. The dance
as proposed might as well be held in the lounge
of the League. The chaperones will be the
only people there.

called a kind of broken situation,
and in a broken situation anything
can happen. This has been described
as a showdown for free enterprise,
yet a situation has been produced in
which we hear one of the meekest
Presidents the country has ever had
muttering that the government is
considering operating the war-built
steel plant at Provo, Utah.
Government operation of war
plants was a hot social issue about
two years ago; then it died down,
and was virtually forgotten. The
strike situation has revived it,
which was certainly not expected
by some ofhthose who, perhaps
stubbornly, helped to precipitate
the current crisis. The point is
that a convulsion of the sort we
are now going through lets many
trends and forces loose, and there
is a kind of historical responsibil-
ity on everybody involved to be
sure always to remember that one
thing leads to another.
ANOTHER TREND which has been
set loose is one toward heightened
political activity by labor unions.
There are all sorts of small straws in'
the wind; for the first time we have
the spectacle of mayors of towns,
chiefs of police, etc., openly support-
ing strikers, reckoning with labor as
an accepted political force in a some-
what new manner.
Perhaps there were some who
thought these strikes would follow
the familiar old-fashioned pattern,
management inside, labor outside

on the line, see who can take it
longer, etc., but these strikes have
shown a trend toward breaking
away from the picket line, and &~-
ploding into national political is-
sues; the picket line has been com-
paratively unimportant in these
battles, and the strikes have be-
come debates.
The unions have succeeded in es-
tablishing corporate excess profits tax
refunds as a national issue; the ac-
tual refunds, when made, will be
news, and will certainly be followed
with the closest attention; and that
is one of the by-products of the dis-
There is a kind of national involve-
ment in the situation, which was riot
true in the more primitive days of
labor organization; Congress itself
is entangled, in a way in which it
never used to be; after having started
out in its usual brash pose as the
agency which was going to whip the
strikers, Congress finds itself vaguely
on the defensive. A kind of gap shows
up between Congressional thinking
and business thinking; some of the
more frolicsome spirits in both
Houses, who had light-hearedly de-
clared that this was the time to get
the unions, find that the big corpora-
tions, closer to the realities, do not
follow their lead, and that corpora
tion heads are heatedly denying that
they are against unions, per se.
One wonders what must be the
feelings of -some of the more bitter
anti-labor members when they
pick up the Scripps-Howard papers,
or the New York Daily News, and

find in them worried editorials ac-
tually attacking the head of the
United States Steel Corporation.
kind of fantasy has gone bust, a
sort of daydream, enjoyed by a few
legislators, who felt that this could
be a final showdown, briefly fought
and quickly won. There are no finali-
ties in a democratic society, to begin
with; and a sense of the human val-
ues involved has come clear, and the
realities of eating and sleeping, -of
winning or losing, of what it means
to be a community, or a divided land.
The glib answers become faint on
many lips, and some whowere loud
are now silent as they find that a
catchphrase does not halt a social
convulsion, any more than it stops a
storm at sea.
Much has been set in motion;
and, while we address ourselves to
the problem, with sober hearts, we
are justified in taking a moment
to place historical responsibility on
some of those who so lightly pushed
the buttons and gave the signals.
The impulse is irresistible to say
that the most important news story
of this week is a little item from
London to the effect that the new
labor government now proposes to
wipe from the books a whole set of
anti-labor laws, casually adopted
nineteen years ago by triumphant
Conservatives, who felt, in 1927,
that they had won a final battle;
these, too, being men who, in their
prior turn, forgot that one thing.
leads to another.
(Copyright, 1946, N.Y. Post Syndicate)




. . . at Lydia Mendelssohn
The Art Cinema League presents
"The Merry Wives of Vienna."
One of the moie thoroughly en-
joyable of the foreign language films
revived by the Art Cinema League is
"The Merry Wives of Vienna," which
will be presented this evening. Wit-
nessed in preview by this column, it
is an operetta in the accustomed Vi-
ennese manner with a light, sparkling
score by Robert Stolz, now of Holly-
wood fame.
In addition to the enjoyable
music, the film has an excellent
'light comedy plot revolving around
a dancing master and some of his
more trying young lady students.
The dialogue is especially outstand-
ing and for once it has been ren-
dered adequately in the English
.. . at the 3ichigan
Gene Tierney in "Leave Her to
Heaven"; a Darryl Zanuck produc-
Ben Ames Williams' "Leave Her to
Heaven" has been given a highly sat-
isfactory production by the movies,
featuring excellent performances and
a literate, if occasionally trite, script.
The film is a character-study of Ellen
Berent, an insanely jealous woman
who is driven to murder and mali-
cious self-determination in her desire
to shut everyone else out of her hus-
band's life. The character, vividly
played by Gene Tierney, is fully real-
ized, with no last minute reformation
in the usual Hollywood manner.
There are some typical movieland
intrusions, to be sure: it is filmed
in technicolor, than which there
is nothing less life-like; for each of
her villainies, Miss Tierney is sup-
iplied with a chic new gown that
would probably startle even Iattie
Carnegie. But for once, this ex-
trancous matter doesn't mar the
over-all effect, and "Leave Her to
Heaven" is an encouraging triumph
of mind over Hlollywood matter.
. . . at the State1
Yvonne de Carlo in "Frontier
Girl"; a Universal production.
We have an idea that "Frontier
Girl" started outto take itself seri-
ously, but whatever its original pur-
pose was, it has ended up as an ex-
tremely amusing satire on Westerns
and Hollywood in general,
Its string of weary cliches, fur-
nished with dialogue approaching in-
anity, are told with such straight-
faced seriousiess that they consti-
tute quite the drollest cinema in a
long while. The climax with a fist-
fight, a posse riding to the rescue,
and cliff-hanging heroics occuring
simultaneously, is incredibly funny.
Miss de Carlo, who possesses the
most obvious stage name since
Jennifer Jones, is the perfect ex-
ample of how little it takes to get
by in the movies, and as such she
fits nicely into the satirical scheme
of things.
ly Crockett Johnson

Publication in the Daily Official Bul-
tetin 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. 63
The University War Historian
would like to have photographs of
war-time activities on the Campus tc
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.
Directed Teaching, Qualifying Ex-
amination: All students expecting te
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 i<
therefore essential.
An announcement from the Detroil
Police Headquarters, for Policewom-
an, $2,657; 2nd year, $2,885; 3rd year.
$3,113, and 4th year, $3,340, has been
received in our office. For further
information regarding qualifications
call at the Bureau of Appointments,
201 Mason Hall.
Notice to Men Students and House-
holders of Approved 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.
League house residents who have
not already signed new housing con-
tracts for the spring semester are in-
formed that they must either sign
spring contracts immediately or give
notice of departure to present house-
mothers on or before Feb. 1.
Lectures -
French Lcture. The lecture that
Professor Warner Patterson was to
give today has been postponed. The
date for this lecture will be an-
nounced later.
Departmental Lecture: Mr. Steph-
en A. Royce, Mining Geologist for the

ing" at 8 o'clock tonight in the Rack-
ham Amphitheater. The lecture is
sponsored by the All Nations Club.
The public is cordially invited.
University Lecture. Professor Ran-
dall Stewart, of Brown University,
will speak on the subject, "The Liter-
ature of Early New 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-
University Lecture: Professor Jean
Gottman, of Johns Hopkins Univer-
sity, will speak on the subject, "The
Great Powers of the Mediterranean,"
at 4:15 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, in the
Rackham Amphitheater; auspices of
the Department of Geography.. The
public is cordially invited.
Academic Notices
Seminar in Applied Mathematics
and Special Functions today at 3 p.m.
in 312 West Engine. Mr. D. L. Falkoff
talks on Function Theory and Elec-
trical Network Synthesis.
Visitors are welcome.
Bacteriology Seminar: Today at
4:00 p.m., Room 1564 East Medical
Building. Subject: Bacterial Cytol-
ogy. All interested are invited.
The Botanical Seminar will meet
Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 4:00 p.m. in
Room 1139, Natural Science Build-
ing. Claudo V. Pavetti-Morin will dis-
cuss Botany in Paraguay, and Al-
fredo Llana will discuss Botany in
Chile. All interested are invited.
History of Mathematics Seminar:
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7-8 p.m., 3001
Angell Hall. P. S. Jones will conclude
the discussion of "Some Early Theor-
emsin Functions of a Complex Varia-
The Chicago Symphony Orches-
tra, Desire Defauw, Conductor, will
give the eigthth concert in the Choral
Union Series, Thursday evening, at
8:30, in Hill Auditorium. The pro-
gram will consist of compositions by
Handel, Faure, Strauss and Franck.
The concert will begin on time, and
doors will be closed during numbers.
Faculty Recital Benjamin Owen,
pianist, will present a recital at 8:30
p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater. His program
will open with Partita No. 6 in E
minor by Bach, to be followed by
Sonata in A major, Op. 101 by Beeth-
oven, Valses nobles et sentimentals,
and Toccata, by Ravel, and will close
with Sonata by Griffes.
The public is cordially invited.
A joint exhibition of paintings by
John Pappas and Sarkis Sarkisian of
Detroit, in the Rackham Mezzanine
Galleries, under the auspices of the
College of Architecture and Design.
Through Jan. 31, daily except Sun-
day, afternoons 2-5, evenings 7-10.
The public is cordially invited.

GM Control

"We hope the President can convince OKM,
that even the most powerful corporation can't
be a law unto itself." Ethel B. du Pont,.
who has .large stockholdings in GM, at Union
for Democratic Action rally.
N STATEMENTS during the course of the cur-
rent strike, General Motors management
spokesmen have more than once decried union
demands and the participation of the govern-
ment fact-finding committee in the dispute as
encroachment on their sacred right of free enter-
prise. The inference is that, as owners and rep-
resentatives of the capital of the General Motors
Corporation, management is entitled to a rela-
tively free hand in determining corporation
policy. ,
But the General Motors management does
not represent in any but a nominal sense the
ownership of the corporation. The capital be-
hind GM amounts to millions of dollars, in
voting stock done. The controlling interest,
held by the DuPont interests are estimated at
between 20 and 30 percent of the total votes.
Furthermore, control of DuPont Corporation
itself, is held on the basis of a minority owner-
ship there.
The mnanagement is acting for thousands of'
small stockholders, whiom it represents through
proxies. But it takes from $20,000 up to organize

-William B. Everson

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