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NIGHT EDITOR: ANN KUTZ
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
Building Plans
THE UNIVERSITY'S post-war program of ex-
pansion and improvement of facilities could
well include construction of a hotel-type build-
ing to house transient visitors to the University
for its numerous conferences, institutes and
short courses.
This suggestion has been made by Dr. Charles
A. Fisher, director of the University Extension
Service, who sees clearly in his work the need
for such accommodations.
At the recent Michigan Pastors' Conference
only about 75 men could be accommodated at
the Union. An attendance of 300 was ex-
pected, and only a frantic last-minute comb-
ing of Ann Arbor for rooms and an appeal to
the churches found rooms for the 430 pastors
who attended.
Numerous conferences and institutions are
held at the University throughout the year, and
such gatherings are indeed an important func-
tion of any institution of knowledge. While the
Extension Service, by its very nature, is the
chief sponsor of such conferences, they are also
held by the Schools of Public Health, Medicine
and Business Administration, and many other
divisions.
A building such as suggested could not only
take care of those attending such conferences,
which would be its chief function, but also the
overflow of transient visitors from the Union
and League. This would be especially welcome
at times such as the May Festival. But it should
essentially, Dr. Fisher feels, be a real center for
adult education.
A building of about 150 rooms, which could
at top capacity accommodate 300 people, with
meeting rooms for discussion and conference,
was suggested. Its construction would be a
self-liquidating venture. The number of con-
ferences and gatherings of people from all over
the state which are held even at the present
time, would soon pay for the costs of building.
-Frances Paine
Relief from Hunger
WHILE THE General Motors corporate levia-
than fights it out with 200,000 workers in
the longest strike in the history of the automo-
bile industry, families of 40,000 strikes are
faced with acute immediate want.
Over 100,000 individual women, children and
elderly people, dependents of 40,000 of the strik-
ers have exhausted their funds; as the strike
continues, and war bonds and savings of others
are used up, the number of needy will increase.
Social welfare experts predict that the need will
continue at least three weeks after the men re-
turn to work.
MVany of the most acute cases of distress art
among the families of the 28,000 veterans of
World War II who are participating in the
strike.
Regardless of your sympathies in the strike,
if you agree that hunger and human suffering
on the part of innocent non-participants
should not be a weapon in an economic strug-
gle, you can best show this by sending a con-
tribution of any size to the Citizens Committee

to Aid Families of GM Strikers, 809 Hammond
Building, Detroit 26, Mich.
The Committee acts on their certain belief
that "women and children deserve protection
in a peaceful dispute such as the one we are
now witnessing, fully as much as they do in

By DREW PEARSON
WASHINGTON.-It's being kept under wraps
so far, but Secretary of State Byrnes is
planning a unique step in handling American
foreign relations. He will soon establish a three-
way cabinet committee, consisting of the Secre-
tary of War, the Secretary of the Navy and him-
self, to guide U. S. policy abroad.
Hitherto, the Secretary of State himself, under
the direction of the President, has always hand-
led foreign policy. Conferences were held with
other cabinet heads when necessary, and, dur-
ing the year or so before Pearl Harbor, the
Army and Navy, almost more than the State
Department, dictated U. S. policy toward Japan.
However, never before has there been an
official cabinet committee to advise on foreign
policy such as that now being worked out by
Byrnes.
One reason behind the move is the fact that
American policy now hinges more and more on
the location of U. S. troops abroad. The State
and War departments, for instance, must work
closely together regarding the occupation of
Germany. Likewise in Japan.
Another reason is the fact that Secretary
Byrnes is personally close to Secretary of War
Patterson and Secretary of the Navy Forrestal,
and probably can get support for his ideas.
No Ladies Man, Ike
GENERAL "IKE" EISENHOWER is as fearless
as they make 'em when it comes to German
air and artillery attack. He is also calm and
collected under fire of senatorial committees.
But, warrior that he is, General Eisenhower is
not so poised when the opposite sex gets on the
firing line,
Recently, six determined young women had
the chief of staff almost wanting to retreat
when they called at his office to demand the
discharge of army fathers. The delegation
was led by Mrs. James G. Mueller of Pitts-
burgh, Pa., whose husband, the father of two
children, is serving in Italy.
One group of ladies had beseiged the general
in the halls of Congress, which proved embar-
rassing. So, later, Eisenhower graciously invited
a delegation of mothers to call at the Pentagon
building, at which time Mrs. Mueller set forth
six points of the program of the "bring home
daddy club," including the use of family allot-
ments for the establishment of overseas schools
for single volunteers.
"The present allotments for service wives
with children aren't enough to support us
anyhow, General," she said. "Why not dis-
charge all the fathers so you can use the
allotment money for the purpose of attracting
volunteers to the army?"
"Just what are the family allotments for en-
listed men?" inquired Eisenhower.
A question like this coming from the chief
of staff of the army caused his callers to stare
at each other. Mrs. Mueller hastened to ex-
plain that the wife of an enlisted man with
one child receives $80, $100 if she has two
children. Ike didn't bother to alibi his slip,
though he looked a bit flustered.
The feminine delegation next went after the
general on hardship cases.

Red Cross Criticized
AND AGAIN Eisenhower let himself in for some
fireworks by declaring that the Red Cross
was doing a satisfactory job of handling service
hardships.
"Would you consider a woman with tubercu-
losis a hardship case?" shot back Mrs. Mueller
Without waiting for an answer, she reported
several other cases wherein retention of fathers
in the service constituted a hardship, some of
them supported by sworn affidavits.
"I'm not trying to criticize the Red Cross,"
she explained, "but hardships aren't being
handled properly."
Eisenhower paced the floor for several
minutes, promised a thorough investigation
and a report to the ladies. Regarding dis-
charges, he told them the army plans to dis-
charge about 500,000 enlisted fathers by July
1st. Others, lie said, will have to remain until
replacements are trained.
(Copyright, 1946, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
I'D RATHER BE RIGHT:
Lone Operator
By SAMUEL GRAFTON
DON'T LOOK NOW, but Mr. Chester Bowles
is becoming a kind of lone operator in his
desperate fight to keep prices down. It is not
only that people with goods ito sell are against
him; that we must expect, like snow in winter;
what is worse is that sections of his own admin-
istration are turning against him. Civilian Pro-
duction Administrator John Small has called for
"realistic and flexible" price controls, which is
the way these things are invariably put; no one
ever asks outright for higher prices, it is always
a request for more "realistic" prices, more beau-
tiful prices, prices which will be more svelte and
thrilling. But it always means higher prices.
With this kind of pressure against hin
mounting from within the administration, Mr.
Bowles is beginning to look like a man who got
into government by parachute, and is trying
to defend a small clearing surrounded by the
enemy.
The story is being spread around that higher,
beg pardon, more realistic prices will encourage
production. But if there is one thing we know
about inflation, it is that inflation promotes the
hoarding of goods, and not their sale. Inflation
is the only economic device which permits a man
to make a profit by staying in bed, and waiting,
instead of having to beat his brains out making
and selling. A vista of constantly rising prices
may stimulate business for a brief moment, but
in the end the effect is to paralyze trade.
The question of what really stimulates
business is an extremely intricate one, but the
classical American view has been that business
is stimulated by the need to cut costs and beat
the competitor, by the need to get goods to
the masses of the people at prices they can
afford to pay. There are several ways of
achieving stimulation; one is through benze-
drine, and another is through good, healthful
exercise; the benzedrine approach is winning
in Washington today.
THIS IS REVEALED by the growing tendency
to solve every problem by means of a price
rise; in other words, to charge it to Chester.
Mr. Bowles' office becomes the last stop on the
line; problems are passed along from hand to
hand, until they are piled up in front of his
door. Fagged government joins with fagged
business in accepting the price rise as the auto-
matic way out; and a considerable part of the
administration's top officialdom begins to feel
that to fight Mr. Bowles is enough of a program
for anybody; Chester is everybody's problem and
everybody's solution.
Only Chester is we, and we are Chester;
and the war against him is a war against our-
selves. While we can ease some of our prob-
lems temporarily by administering defeats to
Mr. Bowles, we dare not take the risk of beat-
ing him altogether. for then we beat ourselves
altogether. Yet this is just the risk we are
taking; and in the mounting pressures being
exerted against Mr. Bowles as an individual,
we see a kind of blueprint of the hideously
expanding forces that make for inflation.

The first great point, noted above, is that
part of government has joined with business in
the war against Mr. Bowles. The second point
is that whereas Mr. Bowles used to be attacked
only for being too harsh in specific price cases,
he is now being attacked in general terms, his
entire price philosophy is baldly called wrong,
as by Mr. Small. The third point is a point
about cumulative effect; we hit Mr. Bowles for
a steel price rise, then we find we must hit him
for a motors price rise because steel 'is up; every
punch becomes a one-two, or a one-two-three-
and-four.:,
The question is whether there is such a
thing as defeating Mr. Bowles just a little bit;
it is typical of the administration that it seems
to want both to beat him and keep him. But
as the heat mounts, the possibility grows that
his defeat will be total in the end; and then
we shall be in the unhappy position of still
having problems to solve without being able to
solve them by attacking Mr. Bowles; we shall
still have to find solutions at a time when
solutions, like everything else, may cost double.
(Copyright, 1946, N.Y. Post Syndicate)

oriental Culture
To the Editor:
This is a combined answer to
Messrs. James M. Plumer, Robert J.
Miller (M,.D. Jan. 19, 1946) and Arun
Chhatrapati (M.D. Jan. 24, 1946).
In reply to Mr. Plumer's objec-
tion that "comparative anatomy is
a term, unknown in the East, previ-
ous to recent introduction," one can
only remark that words have a way
of neaning different things accord-
ing to their context. In my state-
ment about the "Water Castle,"
built by a Javanese prince in me-
diaeval times to give pleasure to the
ladies of his court and to advance
his own interest in the study of the
comparative anatomy of the beau-
tiful sex, I had meant to refer subt-
ly to the "study" of feminine
shapes and curves which is as old
as the history of man, and certainly
much older than the science of
comparative anatomy founded by
Cuvier toward the end of the
eighteenth century.
But the main point is that the
building of such non-utilitarian
though possibly noteworthy struc-
tures is likely to be indulged in by
the leaders of the present revolt in
Java and their cohorts for their own
glorification and pleasure at the ex-
pense of the common people, if and
when they were to become the mas-
ters of the' unsophisticated masses.
The recent revelations of similar at-
tempts at self-glorification by the
Nazis and their underlings offer elo-
quent examples of this tendency.
Partly as a result of their innate fru-
gality, partly owing to their high
conception of their responsibility as
administrators of the people's prop-
erty, the Dutch officials in Indonesia
have never indulged in such "ex-
travaganzas." In order to advance
the welfare of the masses the Dutch
have considered it more important to

improve the sanitary conditions, and
to build schools and libraries without
frills.
Mr. P. accuses me of a "sweeping
condemnation of Oriental culture."
Would I have spoken of the Hindu
temples in Java as "magnificent"
and having "grandeur," if his ac-
cusation were valid? In order to
make it quite clear again, super-
fluous though it seems, let me as-
sure Mr. P. that I have a great deal
of admiration for the former cul-
tures of the Orient. But I still
claim that the vast majority of the
population never were directly re-
sponsible for, nor active partici-
pants in those civilizations; neither
are they today.
Mr. Robert J. Miller, likewise, mis-
represents the facts as he writes "if
the Dutch had not spent so much
time in Java 'waiting patiently' to re-
store the grandeur of Borobudur ...'
It was not the Dutch who have waited
patiently to restore it, but it was the
native who was the patient waiter.
He would still be waiting patiently
for its restoration without doing any-
thing, if the Dutch had not taken the
initiative to repair and preserve it
for posterity.
The present-day Javanese - and
also the Malay, for that matter-has
a thin veneer of Mohameddanism
over a thinner veneer of Hinduism
over a thick core of animism. The'
last makes him superstitious to a de-
gree, besides suspicious of all innova-
tions. Accordingly the Borobudur
(and similar Hindu temples) inspirej
him with awe, but not at all "as aj
place of love and worship." Mr. M.$
has every right to criticize, but he
must first understand; he has no
right to project his own reactions
upon the Javanese and think them
religious on account of emotions
which he feels but they do not.
Still scoffing at the white man's
burden in the Orient Mr. Chha-

trapati informs us tha "recent ex-
cavations in India of the Mohinje-
Daro civilization of about 3004 B.C.
have shown the existence of beau-
tiful cities with wide and well built
roads, excellent sewage system and
houses of bricks and concrete-like-
materials." The question arises
why succeeding g-eneratlons have
not maintained this high standard,
and benefitted from it in the build-
ing of other cities to the present?
One also wonders who took the ini-
tiative for these excavations, a
white man or a native British-In-
dian? If the latter, why were not
the excavations made much ear-
lier? The presumption is that it
was the white man who taught the
natives to take an interest in the
value and appreciation of their for-
mer cultures, either in the natives'
own country or intOccidental
schools. Is not this another example
of the burden which the white man
carries in the Orient, though it is
probably the lightest of his other
burdens? Such, at any rate, is the
case in Indonesia. Is there any
reason to believe that the case is
different in British India?
-M. W. Senstius
Tiradition
THE great American tradition was
developed as part of a revolution-
iry quest for the good life. It now
serves mainly the function of con-
3olation against the fearful realities
of life a sedative against the fretful
and sleepless night of the modern
world. For the possessing classes, and
for those linked psychologically with
their fears, tradition has become not
a sword with which to hew out a
world, but a panoply behind which
"o hide from the world.
---Max Werner in Saturday
Review of Literature

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DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

Con work relating to phosphoryla-

MUSIC

THE Chicago Symphony Orchestra certainly
has been improving lately, as was indicated
by last night's Choral Union Concert. It wasn't
particularly evident during the opening number,
Concerto Grosso, No. 10, in D minor by Handel,
which was rather unfortunate all around. The
interpretation was superficial and lagging to be-
gin with, and what was worse, the orchestra fol-
lowed the conductor only at very infrequent in-
tervals. The attacks were sloppy to the point of
painfulness, none of the string sections seemed
to be playing together, especially the basses, who
usually came in a good beat or two behind the
rest, and there was general lack of coordination.
Once the Handel was out of the way the per-
formance improved steadily. The Faure Suite
from "Pelleas et Melisande," Op. 80 was excel-
lently done, except for several places where the
brasses, playing for the first time in the eve-
ning, came in badly off pitch.
Richard Strauss's tone poem, "Thus Spake
Zarathustra," was given a magnificent perform-
ance. Although an extremely difficult work,
from the point of view of both artist and listener,
it was interpreted with great strength and
beauty, and apparently with quite a high degree
of accuracy, as far as can be determined in
Strauss's complicated orchestrations.
Anyone who had been doubtful before the
intermission was completely converted by the
playing of the familiar Franck Symphony in
D minor, which Mr. Defauw conducted with
remarkable distinction, achieving a powerful,
yet restrained interpretation which coupled
with the orchestra's fervent cooperation
aroused a more enthusiastic response from the
audience than has been heard in Hill Audito-
rium for some time, and completely made up
for any lapses earlier in the program.
-Paula Brower

Publication in the Daily Official Bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers of the University. Notices for the
Btilletin 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-
urdays).
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1946
VOL. LVI, 66
Notices
Attention All Students: Registra-
tion for the Spring Term.
By action of the Conference of
Deans, all students are required to
register for the Spring Term at, and
no later than, the time announced in
the Registration Schedule. Late reg-
istrations will not be permitted by the
administrative authorities of the sev-
eral units, except in the case of vet-
erans who have not been in residence
for the Fall Term. Students must pre-
sent their identification cards at the
time of registration and must file
their registration material them-
selves, not by proxy.
The reason for this-requirement is
the unprecedented demand which the
enrollment for the Spring Term will
make upon the educational resources
and the housing facilities of the Uni-
versity. Because of these conditions,
it is absolutely essential that regis-
tration and classification be com-
pleted according to schedule.
Dr. Frank E. Robbins
Assistant to the President
REGISTRATION MATERIAL
COLLEGE OF L. S. AND A.
SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION AND
MUSIC. Students should call for
Spring Term registration material at
Room 4, University Hall beginningl
Feb. 1. Please see your adviser and
secure all necessary signatures be-
fore examinations begin.
Edward C. Groesbeck
Assistant Registrar
College of Architecture and Design.
Students should call for Spring Term1
material at Room 4, University Hall
beginning Feb. 1. The College of
Architecture and Design will post an
announcement in the near future
giving time of conference with your
adviser. Please wait for this notice
before seeing your adviser.
Edward G. Groesbeck
Assistant Registrar j
Caps and gowns for women gradu-
ating in February should be. pur-
chased at Moe's Sport Shop Monday,
Tuesday, and Wednesday so that they
can be worn for the Senior Banquet
to be held Wednesday night. Caps
and gowns for men of the February
graduating class should be purchased
by February 9 so that they will arrive

in time for graduation Feb. 23. A
charge of $5.00 will be made, both for
men and women, for the rental of the
caps and gowns. Three dollars of this
amount will be refunded if the caps
and gowns are returned to Moe's by
Feb. 27.
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.
4.
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 housemothers who have not
yet turned in copies of spring hous-
ing contracts to the Office of the
Dean of Women are requested to dc
so immediately.
Detroit Armenian Women's Club
Award: The Detroit Armenian Wom-
en's Club is making available, for
1946-47, two $100 scholarships for
young men and women of Armeniar
parentage from the metropolitan dis-
trict 'of Detroit. For further details
consult Dr. Frank E. Robbins at 1021
Angell Hall.
Detroit Civil Service. Announce-
ments have been received by the Bu-
reau of Appointments for the posi-
tions of Junior Recreation Instructor
Filing Period: Jan. 21 to Feb. 15, and
for the position of Playleader (sum-
mer only), Filing Period: Jan. 21 to
Feb. 15. Further information may bE
obtained at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information,
201 Mason Hall.-
Summer camp has opening for twc
cooks. Will consider two single per-
sons or a married couple. Those in-
terested may apply at the Bureau o
Appointments and Occupational In-
formation, 201 ,Mason Hall.
Lectures
University Lecture: Professor Jear
Gottman, of Johns Hopkins Univer-
sity, will speak on the subject, "Th
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

Cori work relating to phosphoryla-
tion.
Exhibitions
Exhibit: "Guide fossils of the Jur-
rasic used in Petroleum Exploration
in Alaska," in the Rotunda, Univer-
sity Museums Building through Feb.
29.
Exhibition', College of Architecture
and Design:
"Signs of the Zodiac"-An exhibi-
tion of recent designs by V. Bobri,
prominent New York advertising ar-
tist. First floor corridor. Open daily
9:00 to 5:00 except Sunday, through
Feb. 15. The public is invited.
Events Today
Orientation Advisors: There will be
interviewing for Orientation Advisors
today from 1:15-5:00 p.m. for
all those girls who were unable to
sign up for an interview at an earlier
date.
All Nations Club will hold a 'tea
dance today from 4-6 p.m., in the
recreation room of the International
Center. Members of the club and all
.oreign and American students that
are interested are uged to attend.
Coffee Hour: The weekly coffee
'lour will be held at Lane Hall from
1:30 until 6 today. All students are
:ordially invited.
Married students who belong to the
NTational Lutheran Council are in-
cited to an informal party at the
Lutheran Student Association Center,
1304 Hill Street, tonight at 8:00.
The Westminster Guild will have
open house at the Presbyterian
:hurch beginning at 8:30 tonight
with a Bible Class led 'by Mr. Van
?ernis on "Letters of Paul." There
will be entertainment and refresh-
nents following.
The Graduate Outing Club rooms
n the Rackham Building will be open
'onight, from 8 to. 10 p.m., to gradu-
ate students who wish to play bridge
r other games.
Wesleyan Guild: Truth and Con-
3equences party in the Social Hall to-
aight from 8:30. to 12. Refreshments
mill be served in the Pine Room.
Cming Events
Pi Lambda Theta tea Saturday,
4eb. 2, from 3:00-5:00. A short busi-
less meeting for active members will
0f1low the tea, in the West Confer-
'nce Room of the Rackham Build-
ing.
Le Cercle Francais will meet Mon-
Lay, Feb. 4, at 8:00 p.m., at the
League. Mr. Rostislav Galuzevski,
President of the Graduate Council,
vill tell us about "Alexandre Poush-

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