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D SDAY, JANUARY ?09 1949

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House Committee Studies Issue

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National Advertising Servie, Inc.
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Member, Associated Collegiate Press, 1945-46
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
MYDA Request
LAST WEEK the Student Affairs Committee
refused MYDA'S petition to collect food on
campus to aid the families of GM strikers. The
refusal was explained on the basis that permis-
sion to conduct such a drive would give the Uni-
versity an appearance of taking sides in an in-
dustrial dispute. The Student Affairs Commit-
tee, we are told, rarely refuses "reasonable"
student organization requests. However, that it
can and does do so occasionally has many rami-
Abotit the MYDA request:
1) The campaign to aid families of strikers
is a national expression of the desire to see
strikes settled on the basis of real issues in-
volved, not because strikers may be forced back
to work because their families are enduring
physical hardships.
2) By its refusal of permission for the food
collection drive, the Student Affairs Committee
leaves itself open to accusations of favoring
the management in the industrial dispute.
(Remember: it wishes the University to ap-
pear neutral.)
3) The drive would not have been an official
University campaign, but just a drive by one
organization on campus. No student would be in
any wy forced to support the drive any more
than he is forced to attend J-Hops approved
by the Student Affairs Committee.
About the' general Student Affairs Committee
1) The only justification for maintenance
of regulations on campus organizations by the
committee is to see that their affairs are con-
ducted in an orderly manner, withut infringe-
ments on other student rights.
2) The committee has no justification for re-
fusing any group the right to organize for any
purpose whatsoever, as long as it is not incon-
gruous with general American principles, and
specified University rulings. Be they anti-vivi-
sectionists, tidley-winks players, or Frank Si-
natra fans, all students have the right to or-
ganize. We are supposedly in school to prpare
for full democratic living. Restricting democratic
life on campus certainly is not consistent with
this aim.
3) Once a group's organizational set-up and
purposes are approved, it should have complet
freedom to use its own judgment in its activ-
-Mal Roemer
I'Q VOTAS - quotas - quotas! Quotas for bond
drives, campus campaigns, immigrations,-
"What's in a name?" or race, or religion? Juliet
could disregard her enemy's name, colleges and
universities throughout this country do not sup-
port such a benevolent policy.
A recent article in the New York Times con-
tained full information on "quota systems" in
so-called "institutions of higher learning." Point-
ing out the increasingly noticeable discrimina-
tion against college applicants, the article merely
intensified the significance of Dartmouth Col-
lege President Ernest Hopkins' notorious de-
fense of the Jewish quota at his school.
What can we do about this age-old system
which restricts the enrollment of religious

A SUBCOMMITTEE of the House Committee
on Territories, meeting in Honolulu, is
studying the question of statehood for the Ha-
waiian Islands. This is the most recent of a
series of several hearings, the last in 1937, spur-
red by the continual demand by Hawaiians for
statehood. In a plebiscite conducted in 1940,
Hawaiians favored statehood by more than two
to one.
The case for statehood for Hawaii was recog-
nized by the Republican and Democratic par-
ties when, in their 1940 platforms, both endorsed
eventual statehood for the Territory. Those who
argue against it, fail to realize the great bounds
made in Hawaiian education, political and social
orientation toward democracy since the United
States annexed that republic in 1898. Evidently,
they fail to give adequate consideration to the
fact that Hawaiian institutions and trade are
intimately tied in with the United States. But
surely they cannot ignore the devotion to this
nation which prompted the cream of Hawaiian
manhood-Americans, Japanese, Filipinos, Chi-
nese, Koreans, Negroes, Portuguese and Puerto
Ricans-to fight with distinction in the U. S.
armed forces during the war.
Perhaps the most important cause for Ha-
waiian discontent with its present legal status
as an incorporated territory arises from eco-
nomic and political factors. Hawaiians pay
some five million dollars annually in Federal
income taxes-more than 17 separate states
in 1936-and yet are excluded from certain
necessary Federal appropriations for public
improvements. Federal internal revenue col-
lections-excluding customs - exceed those
from any of some 11 to 15 states. Ninety-
eight per cent of Hawaii's exports go to the
United States while Hawaiian imports from
the mainland comprise 92 per cent of her im-
ported goods.
Politically, we discriminate against Hawaii by
granting the Territory but one representative-
and he without a vote-'to the House. Hawaii
has no representation in the Senate. Hawaii, if
granted statehood, would be represented in Con-
gress by two voting senators and two representa-
tives. The Governor of Hawaii and other high
administrative and judicial officers are appoint-
ed by the President of the United States. Ha-
waiians, 80 per cent of whom are United States
citizens, almost all native born, cannot partici-
pate in presidential elections. This, in spite of
the fact that Hawaii has had a two-party gov-
ernment, consisting of a bicameral Territorial
Legislature and local government throughout
most- of the Territory for a longer period than
the states of Arizona, New Mexico and Okla-
homa. Direct primaries have been in operation
since 1913; female suffrage since 1920. Ha-
waiians take their limited elective franchise far
more seriously than do the people of any state
of the Union; during the general election of
1940, 85 per cent of Hawaii's registered voters
cast a ballot.
An indication of the extent of Hawaii's de-
votion to the education of her inhabitants
may be gathered from some rather significant
statistics. The Territorial Government annual-
ly appropriates ten -million dollars for educa-
tion; in 1940, expenditures for this compre-
hensive educational system comprised almost
30 per cent of the total bdget. In the year
1939, one-fouith of the population was attend-
ing school, which is compulsory for the six to
14 age group. The University of Hawaii, a
co-educational institution, has an enrollment
exceeding two thousand, maintains relatively
high educational standards, provides extension
courses and a summer session program. It also
does important work in industrial and marine
research. In 1939-'40, more than 300 public
and private schools served the educational
needs of Hawaiians.
Ethhologically, Hawaii is a "melting pot" of
many racial strains. The pure Hawaiian is dis-
appearing. Racial relations in Hawaii are marked
by complete harmony. Assimilation through in-
termarriage has taken a rapid course through
the equally rapid growth in population, chiefly
due to immigration. The preservation of native
cultures by Oriental peoples, however, is by no
means inexistent, although common aspira-
tions-one of them equal political status with

one hundred forty million other Americans-
Student Poll
TODAY students will have an opporunity to
participate directly in student affairs. We are
provided with an opportunity to express our
feelings toward student activities in a poll being
conducted by Alpha Phi Omega. We should take
advantage of it.
Maybe you are not particularly interested in
whether or not we have an ice carnival; maybe
you would much rather learn if other students
agree with you in wanting a revival of the course
on marriage relations. The seventeenth question
asks if you would like another student poll. The
organization will sponsor another one if students
want it, and they will ask the questions students
want asked.
The poll cannot succeed in revealing campus
opinions if we do not participate in it.
-Mary Ruth Levy,

unite the Hawaiian people. About one-third of
the Territory's 423,330 inhabitants are of Jap-
anese extraction; 66,000 are of native American
stock; little more than 50,000 are Filipinos;
40,000 part-Hawaians; 30,000 Portuguese; 28,-
000 Chinese; 21,000 Hawaiians; and 7,600 Puerto
Ricans. Although everyone born in the Islands
thereby gains United States citizenship, immi-
grants of certain racial extraction cannot seek
naturalization, by Federal law.
The war, touched off in the Pacific by the
Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, has brought
Hawaii and the mainland in ever closer mutual
dependence. In peace, the importance of Ha-
waii as a focal point of air transportation and
commerce will bring us closer together, and
bringing us closer together is the aspiration
of Hawaiians in asking for statehood.
--Arthur J. Kraft
Growing Pains
COMMENTATORS huff and puff and call on
the government to "deal with" the strike
situation. But when it comes to telling the gov-
ernment just how to "deal with" strikes, the
critic's voice fades away, and he turns to some
other business, like tying his shoe.
The truth is that the government itself has
no earthly idea of how to deal with strikes, and
most of us have no clear idea of what to tell it
to do. That the government has an interest in
strike situations is obvious; it was calculated at
the height of the meat strike, that 1,500,000
bushels of scarce corn were being wasted each
day by being fed to animals which should have
been on their way to slaughter; a continuation
meant a feed famine later in the year, and the
government certainly has an interest in pre-
venting a feed famine, apart from the issues
involved in the strike itself.
The government's interest is clear enough; but
when the government tries to express this in-
terest, it stammers and yammers, and manages
only to look bedraggled and helpless.
THIS CAME OUT at Mr. Truman's press con-
ference on strikes, at which the President
managed to adopt half-a-dozen conflicting atti-
tudes within six minutes. First he declared
sternly that both management and the unions
were too strong; here the President put on a
show of the government-as-umpire, impartial,
above the battle. Next he said that the workers
ought to go back to work; here he staged a dem-
onstration of the government as a pressure in-
strument, a mobilizer of opinion. But when he
was asked whether the workers ought to go back
at the old wages, or at the new wages he had
proposed, he conceded that they could only go
back at the new wages.
The President, by this time, was in difficul-
ties, for he had told the workers to go back, and
had also admitted that they couldn't go back;
so he switched his ground, and declared the
fault was Congress, which hadn't helped him by
passing appropriate legislation. Here we had a
demonstration of the government as a divided
voice, helpless; and a press conference which had
started with a strong assertion of the govern-
ment's interest ended with a confession that the
government didn't have a unified program.
The President tried to get back to his origi-
nal theme by saying limply that he liked the
fact that the government was based on di-
vided authority; that he was against concen-
trated power anywhere. This did not help
matters much, and so the President tried a
bit of bluster to the effect that the govern-
ment might make steel in its own plants, and
the ceremonies ended.
THIS is a shambles. And suddenly one is
struck by the thought that the government
has no such emotional tangles in its attitude
toward business, nor in its attitude toward agri-
culture; it is only in its attitude toward labor,
the third of the three great national interests,
that these complications show up.
And a little nagging voice seems to say that
the trouble may be due to a kind of total im-
maturity; that government, or at least Congress,

has not yet accepted labor as a legitimate, adult,
valid interest, in the sense in which, say, it has
accepted agriculture; and one remembers the
"trouble" the national legislature had with far-
mers before that was true. It is an odd sort of
fact that though there is no identifiable anti-
business bloc in Congress, and certainly no anti-
farm bloc, there is a large anti-labor bloc.
Perhaps we are suffering growing pains.
It may seem strange to those who believe la-
bor needs repressing to suggest that the road
to labor peace lies in more labor representa-
tion in government; yet we know that no eco-
nomic interest ever makes peace with society
on any terms but that of acceptance, and we
know that labor is the only interest for which
there was no reconversion planning. Certainly
this seems a rounder truth than any other
which has floated to the surface of the broken
situation created by the strike wave; and to
men who are frantically searching for the
gimmick and the' gadget, the little voice says
that perhaps what we need is nothing more
complicated than to grow up.
(Copyright, 1946, N.Y. Post Syndicate)

Fine Gesture
To the Editor:
THERE HAS BEEN quite a contro-
versy over the letter of Mr. Ed-
ward Moore printed in the January
23rd issue of the Daily. We are grati-
fied to know that Mr. Moore, a VET-
ERAN who has seen the devastating
effects of the war in war-torn Eur-
ope, is highly perturbed about the
idea that the J-Hop Committee is
planning to spend the enormous sum
of $10,000 for a single dance. It
would certainly be a fine gesture, as
Mr. Moore implies, to raise this
amount for a charitable organization.
There are a large number of vet-
erans on this campus who have
looked forward to their return to
college life. This may indeed sound
trite when we say that they may
have spent some dreary nights in
foxholes - thinking of their loved
ones, and even "big" college dances.
They too, we are sure, must have
seen some of the horrifying condi-
tions in Europe. We are grateful
that you, Mr. Moore, represent a
very small portion of the veterans
en this canipus. After much debat-
ing, we have conic to the conclu-
sion that you are very slightly
"off the beam". However, don't be
offended, because we will do our
utmost to dedicate you a song at
the J-Ilop--"Straighten Up and
Fly Right," since we are almost
certain that you couldn't possibly
attend the .-1lop, at ten skins a
throw, and still think of the starv-
ing people all over the world.
In conclusion, Mr. Moore, are we
correct in presuming that you are
married and have a family?
James R. Eatmon
James S. Nishimura
John L. Bunch Jr.
United Student Fund .
IHESI'T'ATE in writing this, lest I
be accused of attempting to steal
the limeliglt and to bask in the fond
contemplation of one's name in print,
a practice heretofore reserved -exclu-
sively for the Daily staff writers. But
I feel that a definitive attempt to
clear up this horrible confusion should
be made, now that the J-Hop plans
are definite.
We self-appointed critics have been
accused of being professional kill-
.joys, when we point out with consid-
erable alarm how ghastly it is that
grown students should make such a
puking fuss about the 'normal' J-Hop
while the world about us (forgive me)
lies in near ruins.
I think I speak for a good many
people when I say that it was of no
concern, outside of the possibility
of raising the issues of student con-
trol and academic freedom, wheth-
(r or not the J-Hop was to be held.
It was just that we could not see
why there is such a vast margin be-
tween the utter apathy shown to-
ward drives supporting worthy
causes (Galens, Polio Fund, F.E.-
P.C. et al) and the intense enthusi-
asm manifested toward the J-Hop.
I can see why there should be this
gap if I assumed that students at this
university had no humanitarian or
social consciences. But I do not as-
sume this. Or should I?
Please understand, I did not mean
to impute any connection between
holding the Hop and raising funds on
campus. The two, I need not point
out, are entirely separate issues. I do
not, nor have I ever done so, argue
against any social activities. I do ar-
gue against the carefully cultivated
indifference shown on all quarters
whenever we are asked to support one
or more worthy causes.
True, we are plagued almost con-
tinually to support many causes
and drives. And this leads to re-
sentment against all drives. If this
is the case, then let us make an
effort to decrease the annoyance of

out-stretched hands. (Incidentally,
when we become too annoyed at
this begging, try to envision what it
would be like to be on the receiving
I suggest (and not in 6pposition to
the fatuous plan of flatulent Gold-
stein) that a semi-semester drive, to
be called, say, the United Student
Fund, be held for the purpose of fund
raising for all the causes to which we
are asked to contribute. The money
realized from these drives, four times
during the college year, would be the
only source to which properly ac-
credited agencies might apply for
contributions. This Fund, of course,
would be administered by an elected
STUDENT committee. The pro rata
distribution of the Furld would be de-
cided each semester by the entire
student body.
In this fashion, I believe that we
would be relieved of the almost con-
tinual solicitations made on campus
and, at the same time, we could raise
a good deal more money.
To Mr. Scream - down - the -Field
By Crockett Johnson
, _ -

Goldstein, a bouquet of stinkweeds
for his attempt at pettifoggery and
obscurantism. It is not our (the
students') concern whether the
University or the Athletic Corpora-
tion or the profit-swollen Union
and League cafeterias contribute to


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. 64
Caps and gowns for women gradu-
ating in February should be pur-
chased at Moe's Sport Shop Monday,
Tuesday, and Wednesday so that that
they can be worn for the Senior Ban-
quet to be held Wednesday night.
Caps and gowns for men of the Feb-
ruary graduating class should be pur-
chased by February 9 so that they will
arrive in time for graduation Feb. 23.
Choral Union Members. Members
of the Choral Union whose atten-
dance records are clear,, will please
call for their courtesy tickets admit-
ting to the Chicago Symphony Or-
chestra concert, on Thursday, the day
of the concert, between, 9:30 and
11:30 and 1 and 4 o'clock. After 4
o'clock no passes will be issued.
Detroit Civil Service announce-
ments for the following have been re-
ceived in our office: Student Techni-
cal Assistant (Male), $1928-$2080,
Student Technical Assistant (Male &
Female), $1928-$2080 per year. Ap-
proximately half time for 40 hr. week
employment. For Supervisor of Hos-
pital Nurses, $3913-$4071. For fur-
ther information, call at the Bureau
of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall.
Girl Scouts: Miss Monna Heath,
representative, will be in our office,
Thursday, January 31, and Friday,
Feb. 1, to interview any girls graduat-
ing who would be interested in their
organization. Call the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, University Ext. 371, for
League housemothers who have not
yet turned in copies of spring hou -
ing contracts' to the Office of the
Dean of Women are requested to do
so immediately.
League House residents who have
not already signed new husing 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.
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.
University Lecture. Professor Ran-
dall Stewart, of Brown University,
will speak on the subject, "The Liter-
ature of Early New England,"
today at 4:15 p.m. 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
Doctoral Examination for Mercy
Corneliua, Education; thesis: "Some
Trends in Selected Aspects of Per-
sonnel Service in American Higher
Education with Implications for
Women's Colleges in India," today in
the West Council Room, Rackham
Buijidino- 'nt. 1 -n n Chirn w.-,

P. S. Jones will conclude the discus-
sion of "Some Early Theorems in
Functions of a Complex Variable."
Physical Education-Women Stu-
All women's physical education
classes will meet in Barbour Gymna-
sium for physical fitness tests on
Wednesdayyand Thursday, Jan. 30
and 31, regardless of activity.
Recreational Swimming-Women
There will be recreational swim-
ming for women studentsat the Un-
ion Pool on Thursday evening, Jal.
31 only from 7:30 to 9:30. Any wom-
en student may swim during these
hours provided she has a medical per-
mit. This may be obtained at the
Health Service. A small fee is charged
for the swim. Students are asked to
present Identification Cards,
Seminar in physical chemistry will
meet on Thursday, Jan. 31 in Room
410 Chemistry Building at 4:15 p.m.
Mr. Andre Dreiding will speak on
"Reactions and structure of organic
proton donors." All interested are
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Friday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m., in
Room 319 West Medical Building.
The subject, "Porphyrins-Porphyria"
which was originally scheduled for
discussion has been postponed to Fri-
day, Feb. 8. Dr. H. B. Lewis will dis-
cuss the recent Cori work relating to
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
tonight in Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
ter. His program will open with Par-
tita No. 6 in E minor by Bach, to be
followed by Sonata in A major, Op.
101 by Beethoven, Valses nobles et
senitmentals, and Toccata, by Ravel,
and will close with Sonata by Griffes.
The public is cordially invited.
Exhibit: "Guide fossils of the Jur-
rasic used in Petroleum Exploration
in Alaska," in the Rotunda, Univer-
sity Museums Building, Jan. 20 to
Mar. 1.
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.
Events Today
All Freshmen Girls: Today has
been officially proclaimed Freshman
Girls' Day. All Freshman women
should wear green sweaters or rib-
bons as an expression of their loyalty
to their class. From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.,
The Frosh Fun Fest, an open house.
for all Freshman women, will be held
at the League Ballroom.
Varsity Glee Club: Election of Of-
ficers. Plans for Veterans' Party.
Serenade and Spring Concerts. Every
member must attend or phone Direc-
tor at 2-3639 explaining absence.
Flying Club: There will be a meet-
ing tonight at 7:30 in Room 1042
East Engineering Building. New

plans for accommodating the second
flying group immediately will be dis-
cussed. 'to all members who missed
the last meeting: operations have
started for the first group. All stu-
dents and members of the faculty are
invited to attend the meeting.
Modern Poetry Club will meet to-
night at 7:34, in 3217 Angell Hall.
Members are requested to bring both
their Untemeyer and Oxford anthol-
ogies. Dr. Morris Greenhut will lead
the discussion on "How to Read a
Comin Events

these humanitarian endeavors or
not. It is for us, the living, to see
to the needs of not only the
blundering generations before us
but also ours and the succeeding
ones as well. In this way lies hope.
-Edward H. Tumin


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