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* Living Indigenous Literature Dept.

WE ARE so filled with the happiness of being
able to write about this thing that we
burble as we hunch over the typewriter.
The thing is a little pamphlet called De-
troit Is My Own Home Town (Bobbs-Merrill,
$3.75). It is written by that old friend and ad-
visor-from-a-distance of Daily editors: that
peerless Editorial Director (present company
excepted) of the Detroit Free Press; that hil-
arious purveyor of the nonsense of Pipeline
Pete; that aimable old freak, Iffy the Dopes-,
ter; that crusading columnist; Malcolm Bin-
gay, none other.
First in a long series of remarks which we
wish to make in connection with above volume-
well, 360 pages and a dedication to his boss, good
old Johnny Knight-is a captious criticism con-
cerning the method of publication and the kind
of marketing philosophy which is behind it. (If
anybody here thinks that we're out to expose this
book, he's right.) Last Monday Bingay (as morn-
ing columnist) informed us that three days of
his vacation had been stolen by the ridiculous
request of his publishers that he sign some 10,-
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
Students have asked a question. "Why",
they inquire, "can't arrangements be made
so that more people can attend the marriage
relations lectures?" And the question has
been answered. It would be "impractical and
probably impossible."
We disagree. Inconvenient, yes, but because
of the large numbers of students (even ex-
cluding juniors and underclassmen now bar-
red) who are eager to attend the course in
the hope that it will help to solve an impor-
tant and complex problem, it could hardly be
If the lecturers are serious in their belief
that Hill Auditorium is "too large and formal
a place" in which to give such a course, and if
the difficulties of making arrangements at
this late date are too great to be surmounted,
then there should be a second series. Surely
there are other speakers competent to discuss
the problem, even if the schedules of the pre-
sent speaker are already filled.
There is a list of the members of the com-
mittee in cha rge of the lectures on page one.
Students wh feel that admittance should be
enlarged may contact them.
-Mary Ruth Levy
A Plea For Sanity ..,
T IS TIME to stop kidding ourselves.
Every year about this time The Daily begins
and ends a one-editorial campaign to keep stu-
dents from walking on campus grass. This is
about the noblest thing The Daily does all year,
and it makes the Building and Grounds depart-
inent mighty happy.
But we're getting rather tired of fighting a
losing battle. Either nobody ever gets The Daily
anymore, or else college students cannot read,
because the paths get deeper and broader each
The most discouraging spot is, of course,
that potential tennis court in front of haven
Hall. That path has been trod for centuries,
and it looks certain that we'll never see grass
growing there again.
UT instead of chiding the students for non-
cooperation, let's rather ask the Building
and Grounds department to come out of hiding
and face stern reality. That particular pathway
is one of the most popular on campus. Why, then,
don't we get smart and have a gleaming new ce-
ment sidewalk put in there.
We have no love for the mud that accumulates
there during Ann Arbor rains. Nor do we think
that hardened ground is especially beautiful.
For those who disagree with us, however, such a
loss of glamour might go unnoticed if a new walk
were put in and the ground around it were re-
sown with good rich grass seed.
Protests of scarcity of cement or lack of labor-
,ers will be to no avail. Even now there are busy
men putting in cement in front of the Econom-
ics Building, a project not nearly so vital as the

social rejuvenation we propose.
Let's face it, B and G. It wil do you no good
just to sit around and act as if there were real-
ly no dirt path there at all. Nor will it get you
anywhere to put your faith blindly in the hands
of providence.
Come, come, lads. Fill up the mixing trough,
heft the trowel. There's work to be done.
-Ray Shinn
Going Up, Up, Up...
SEVEN MONTHS from now the University will
be forced to further restrict student admit-
tance to "millionaires only" if the United States
Chamber of Commerce directors are to have
their way about OPA price control.
Ann Arbor and Pullman, Wash. are said to be
the two cities in the United States with the high-
est cost of living. We don't know about Pullman
but the reasons offered for the prices in Ann Ar-
bor involve inadequate railway freight connec-
tions, proximity to Detroit, and the demands of
a large University and students upon the city.
Disregarding technical pros and cons of OPA
price regulations, think of prices in Ann Arbor
soni'inn i if nnd when control were abandoned.

000 copies to meet local Detroit demands for ad-
vance subscriptions. Well, we're one non-advance
subscriber that reached into a pile of 50 in an
Ann Arbor book store and came up with a gen-
uine, autographed, Home Town Edition. Being
the kind of people who can take it or leave it
alone, we plunged in again. Result, exactly the
same. We hope the other 9,999 are as deliriously
happy and proud as we are.
We arrive now at the blurb, and if you can
take it, let us consider this masterpiece of the
publisher's art. Back cover, written by the end-
less Mr. Bingay, opens: "At the Pitcher Gram-
mar School, I was dared to write the class pro-
phecy and predicted that I was going to be a
good editor. I still have hopes." We hate to be
the ones Malcolm, my boy, but we feel that
somebody should.
We move, at last to consider the main body of
the memoirs, but the blurb rings still in our ears
as we seek the words of this Doestoevsky of the
green eyeshade. "Here, in factual reporting are
all the elements of a great novel: stark drama,
tragedy, pathos, comedy-and triumph."
But, whoa! Intercedes an introduction which
concludes, "We hope for better days." Amen, Mr.
(We must note here that this is an uncut edi-
tion and any seeming omissions result from
the fact that we hope to return the book with-
out paying for it.)
In the first chapter we find the sentence,
"They met the annual deficits and dreamed of a
day to come." Move over, you're hogging the
whole bed, Mr. Bingay.
In a story about the Dodge brothers, John
and Horace, John wins a yacht with the flip of
a coin, but big-heartedly suggests, "We'll go to the
Thousand Islands." Wait a minute, John, we're
coming too.
Then there's the chapter in which the modest
Mr. Bingay tells of his difficulties in persuading
Detroiters that he's really Iffy the Dopester. No
trouble here, Male,
There's no reason to drag this thing out. Bin-
gay remarks, "Cadillac's children had tough go-
ing." Well, what goes for Cadillac's children goes
for us too.
*i * * *
Lanrw c Iii liAction
IT is amazing what some people will do to get
an education. It is also amazing what getting
an education does to some people.
A guy in a Speech 31 class was doing a pan-
tomime on a baseball player last week. He
wound up for an imaginary heave to home
plate, executed the throw, followed through
land-finished up with his arm out of joint.
The Health Service begged the question, they
examined his arm.
A HOLLYWOOD (Calif.) columnist writes:
"Often while patroling I see little incidents
that are reminders that Hollywood 'is like any
other town, and that the stuff heroes and her-
oines are made of is ordinary, even as you and I."
Sure. Betty Grable is no different from any
sweet young thing you see on the Diagonal, and
Errol Flynn is just a guy who likes to sail a
(All items appearing in this column are written by
members of The Daily staff and edited by the Editorial
1AST NIGHT'S CONCERT merely bore out my
previous opinion that Alec Templeton is
primarily an entertainer, and a good entertain-
er, if you haven't heard him before, which un-
forunately I had. By the second performance his
exploitation of the rules of harmony and the
basic patterns of variation appear somewhat less
astounding than they might have at first, al-
though it is interesting to see what ingenuity can
do in an attempt at integrating four unrelated
popular themes. Not nearly as interesting, how-
ever, as listening to a well-performed, carefully-
constructed piece of intended music.
Furthermore I fail to see what is so clever
about working the theme from the Overture
to William Tell into a piece of elementary boo-
gie or twisting the harmony of Beethoven's

Minuet in G into a characterless travesty.
This informal part of the program, which fol-
lowed the intermission, was greeted with wild
cheers, whether of anticipation or relief was
questionable, but the dullness of the first half
of the program certainly justified the latter,
The "Appassionata" Sonata, "typically Bee-
thoven," as Mr. Templeton reminded his audi-
ence four times in his program notes, and "one of
the finest examples of Beethoven's orchestral
sense, transferred to the piano," also according
to the program notes, seemed to resemble an or-
chestral work principally in noise, an excess of
which was responsible for a rather disagreeable
interpretation of Debussy. In "Dr. Gradus ad
Parnassum" Mr. Templeton and the composer
seemed to be working at cross purposes through-
out, as was the case in the Chopin Preludes No.,
20 n C minor and No. 17 in A flat, both of which.
I am sure have been better performed by numer-
ous members of the audience.
-Paula Brower

tetterito te 6eitor
Pernicious Hypocrites
To the Editor:
I'M MAD. I have a gripe against what's going on.
I don't like crooked deals and I especially
don't like the people who engineer them. I hate
those individuals who thrive on political in-
trigue, and must always have secret machina-
tions going on to be happy. I bitterly despise the
Communists who pose under the banner of liber-
alism and then go about subverting the establish-
ed order of things in their own inimical way for
their own nefarious ends.
I particularly detest the snide individuals who
consider themselves liberals, but do nothing
more than follow a set policy down the line,
all the way. To them anybody who isn't violent-
ly pro-Labor is a dirty reactionary no matter
how damned wrong Labor happens to be. And
then there are those ruthless radicals, some-
times euphemistically called "idealists", who
excogitate a pet plot and then unscrupulously
try to override any opposition to it. Why is it,
unfortunately, that these are the people who
always do things? Can't a genuine, rational,
liberal group ever get around to doing some-
thing with a vengeance? Must they always
flounder or be sabotaged?
THEN there are those pernicious hypocrites,
the diggers from within-the ones who get
into a decent organization and eviscerate it from
the inside out. And the glory seekers, yes, those
boys who put self above right, who give a damn
about nothing except seeing their own repulsive
names in the limelight. What a helluva shame
that all these nondescript rascals burgeon forth
in all their fuliginous spendor at a time like this
when the campus is trying to find itself, and ac-
tually become something which isn't either dead
or sterile. Yet somehow these are the people who
run rampant and ruin the show. These are the
ones who make an honest guy say "the hell with
it", and lose his faith in some endeavor which by
all rights should command energetic action.
These nebulous, protean, scheming groups are
the ones who are fluffing off right now, not in
the sense that they aren't doing something
(they're doing their damage all right), but in the
sense that they've lost all feeling of moral res-
ponsibility in trying to accomplish something
which is crying out to be done, and God knows,
should be done right.
It's a vile, repugnant business which causes
disillusionment and leads like a superhighway
to student apathy and lethargy.
-Robert Carneiro
* *i *~ *
Fight Whom?
"FIGHT FRANCO"-this is the rousing and
challenging call to duty issued by Max Cher-
notsky, President of the M.Y.D.A., in a recent
letter to the baily. Before donning any battle
dress, however, it would seem but appropriate
that we gird ourselves with the weapons of logic
and clear thinking as necessary adjuncts to our'
emotions in reaching any decision on such an
important matter.
"Free governments and fascist governments
cannot exist together in the world." In this state-
ment, Mr. Chernotsky offers us a very clear di-
chotomy in our choice, and naturally we agree
with the implied question, that fascism must be
replaced. Is the question quite this simple though,
are there only two elements involved? Just exact-
ly what type of government is going to assume
power if Franco is forced to resign? If we are
to intervene in Spain on ideological grounds,
are we prepared to embark on crusades against
other countries whose ideas of government are
at variance with our own?
There are two groups outside of Spain bid-
ding for world, and especially, American sup-
port. These are both agreed on one fact, Fran-
co must go, but a very important difference
exists in the two. One, the representatives of
the Supreme Junta, an organization formed
in Paris at the close of the Spanish revolution,
is headed by Juan Negrin, an avowed Com-
nunist, while the other led by Indalecio Prieto,
is the Spanish Socialist party and has definite-
ly refused to submit to Russian domination. Ob-
viously, neither of these groups is democratic

in the American sense, but obvious also, is the
fact that they are the two most likely succes-
sors to the Franco regime.
RUSSIA would like nothing better than to make
a communist tool of Spain, situated strageti-
cally as it is, controlling the entrance to the
Mediterranean, and a constant threat to North
Africa and Gibraltar. Coupled with its present
puppets in Jugoslavia and Turkey, Russia would
then dominate the entire southern European
sphere of influence, just as she now does in the
Baltic states, Poland, Roumania et al.
During the war in Europe, Spain not only re-
mained neutral, but occupied a position closely
approximating that of a non-belligerent, by al-
lowing 1200 U.S. airmen, escaped from France
through to Portugal in the period from Nov.1942
to June 1944. In this same period 25,000 French-
men were allowed through to join French forces
in North Africa, while German submarine crews
were being interned. These are certainly not the
acts of a country inimical to the aims of the Al-
lied Powers.
Instead of crying "Fight Franco", I say fight
for the rights of the individual man as opposed
to state supremacy wherever it may appear. Fas-
cism, Nazism and Communism are all facets of
the same "jewel", let not the brilliance of one
blind us to the presence of the others.
--Robet J. Kieber, 'Grad

And Atom. .
(sDITOR'S NOE:Excerpts from apa-
per read before the American Anthro-
pological Association, at University of
Peunsyvania Museum, Philadelphat, Pa.,
December 2, 195).
1. 1* *,
A consideration of atomic power'
must distinguish between instantane-
ous and gradual release of energy,
i.e.. in the form of bombs for mili-
tary purposes or in power plants for
industrial use
Military explosives are not culture
builders. Culture advances as the a-
mount of energy harnessed per capita
and put to work in the service of hu-
man life increases. Military explo-
sives are destroyers, not builders,
and therefore do not contribute to
cultural advance. The atom bomb
cannot, therefore, be expected to car-{
ry civilization forward. On the con-
trary, there is a possibility that it
may cripple civilization.
How will the atomic bomb affect
the course of international relations?
The answer is that it will introduce
no new kind of factor into the situa-
tion at all. Despite the revolutionary
technique in manufacture, the atom
bomb differs militarily and political-
ly from other kinds of bombs only in
degree. Nations fight each other and
the stronger nation wins. The suc-
cessive invention of fire arms, bomb-
ing planes, and submarines has not
changed this pattern, and there is no
reason to believe that the use of atom
bombs will. In warfare of the future
as in the past the nation, or coalition
of nations, that is able to wield the
greater power of destruction will win.
' The belief that the appalling des-
tructiveness of atom bombs will
shock nations into "a renunciation
of war as an instrument of national
policy" can only be called a delu-
sion. Human slaughter is human
slaughter whether it be effected by
bows and arrows, machine guns
or atom bombs. Atomic bombs ae
simply more effective means of
slaughter in our day, as block
buster bombs and gunpowder have
been in former times.
Equally unrealistic is the belief
that the devastating power of the
atom bomb will produce a world
state simply because the only al-
ternative is the collapse of civili-
zation or possibly the extermina-
tion of the human species.
As for the extermination of the hu-
man race as a consequence of
hurling atomic thunderbolts, this too
may be admitted as a possibility, and
all we can say is that if it is to come
it will come. In other words, if the
outcome of present social and tech-
nological forces is the end of man's
existence, then the end it must be
just as surely as effect follows cause.
Extravagent expressions of horror
will not alter the course of events. If
man does exterminate himself it will
not, of course, be the first time that a
species has become extinct through
How much energy will eventually
be obtainable from atomic sources
is, of course, difficult to predict.
Many physicists, however, definite-
ly give one the impression that the
amount is virtually unlimited. If
this is to be so, the anthropologist
may be sure of one thing: a pro-
found change in social organization
is bound to take place. If nuclear
energy in bombs is a destroyer, in
industrial power plants it will be a
mighty culture builder. If atomic
bombs are not likely to alter the
course of history or of social evolu-
tion, atomic power plants would
revolutionize our whole life and
transform it almost beyond recog-
WHETHER social evolution ever'
reaches the goal of a single
world organization or not depends
upon the amount of energy harnessed
per capita per year. In my judgment,

our present resources in coal, oil and
water power are sufficient to cary
us for'ward to this goal. But an unli-
mited amount of energy from nuclear
sources would certainly achieve this
result and that, quickly. In an atom-
ic era, national boundaries and na-
tional sovereignty could no longer
withstand the advance of technologi-
cal forces that havebeen moving
towar'd world unity ever since man
discovered fire. The present world
is an arena in which the havenots
struggle with the haves for the good
things of life. This struggle takes
place between nations on the one
hand and between social classes on
the other, Today, international war-
fare and class struggle provoke and
perpetuate each other. An abundance
of energy from the atom would term-
inate this strife in both its aspects by
removing the cause: private advan-
tage at another's expense in a sys-
tem that does not provide enough
for all.
Thus, if man's most recent con-
quest of the forces of nature threat-
ens civilization with destruction and
man with extinction, it also holds
out to him the prospect of enduring
world peace and plenty for all man-
-Prof. Leslie A. White
By Crockett Johnson

Pubnicaton in the Daily Official bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers of the University. Notices fornthe
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the Assistant to the President,1
1021 Angell Hall, by 3:30 p. m. on the day i
preceding publication (11:00 a. m. Sat- r
VOL. LVI, No. 1011
To the Members of the Faculty-
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts:
The April meeting of the FacultyI
of the College of Literature, Science,.
and the Arts for the academic year1
1945-46 will be held Monday, April 1,.
at 4:10 p.m. in Room 1025 Angell7
The reports of the various com-
mittees have been prepared in ad-
vance, and are included with this
call to the meeting. They should be
retained in your files as part of the
minutes of the April meeting.
Hayward Keniston
1. Consideration of the minutes of
the meeting of March 4, 1946 (pp.
2. New staff members.
3. Consideration of reports sub-
mitted with the call to this meeting.
a. Executive Committee-Profes-
sor Clark Hopkins.
b. University CouncilProfessor
S. B. Myers. No report.
c. Executive Boad of the Grad-
uate School-Professor N. E
d. Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs -Professor'
R. V. Churchill. No report.
e. Deans' Conference-Dean Hay-
ward Keniston.
4. Report on budget procedure.
5. Committee on Curriculum.
6. New business and announce-
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts:
The five-weeks' grades for Navy
and Marine trainees (other than En-
gineers and Supply Corps) will be due
April 6. Department offices will be
provided with special cards and the
Office of the Academic Counselors,
108 Mason Hall, will receive these
reports and transmit them to the
proper officers.
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts:
The civilian freshman five-week
progress reports will be due April 6
in the Office of the Academic Coun-
selors, 108 Mason Hall.
Group Hospitalization and Surgical
During the period from April 1
through April 10, the University
Business Office (Room 9, University
Hall) will accept new applications,
as well as requests for changes in
contracts now in effect, from all
University employees. These new ap-
plications and changes will become
effective May 5, with the first pay-
roll deduction on April 30.
Students, Colloge of Literature, Sei-
ence, and the Arts:
Applications for scholarships
should be made before April 1. Appli-
cation forms may be obtained at 1220
Angell Hall and should be filed at
that office.
Hopwood Contests: No petition will
be received by the Hopwood com-
mittee after April 1. See page 9, para-
graph 18, of the Hopwood bulletin.
The Museum of Art and Archaeol-
ogy on South State Street will re-
open Sunday, March 31. Visiting
hours are Sunday, 3-5; Tuesday
through Friday, 9-12; 2-5; Satur-
day, 9-12.

University Lect'ures: Mr, Michl
Lindsay, formerly professor of Eco-
nomics, Yenching University, will lec-
ture on the subject, "The Chinese
Communist Areas," at 4:15' p.m.,
Monday, April 1, in the Rackham
Amphitheater. Mr. Lindsay will also
lecture on the subject, "The Problems
of Chinese Unity," at 4:15 p.m.,
Tuesday, April 2, in the Rackham
Amphitheater. The public is invited.

Student Recital: Lorna Storgaard,
mezzo-soprano, will present a recital
n partial fulfillment of the require-
nents for the degree of Bachelor of
Music at 8:30 Monday evening, April
, in Lydia Mendelssohn Theater, Her
p rogram will include compositions by
Bach, Rossini, Schubert, Brahms,
Mahler, Franck, Moussorgsky, and
Griffes. Miss Storgaard is a pupil of
Hardin Van Deursen.
The public is cordially invited.
Organ Recital: Adrienne Moran
Reisner will appear as guest organist
in the second of a series of five organ
recitals, at 4:15 Sunday afternoon,
March 31, in Hill Auditorium. Mrs.
Reisner, a former pupil of Palmer
Christian at the University of Michi-
gan, is head of the organ department
at the Sherwood Music School, Chi-
cago. Her program for Sunday will
represent organ literature from Bach
to contemporary composers. It will
be open to the public.
Events Today
Art Cinema League presents
"Pearls of the Crown" with Sasha
Guitry, internationally famous
French historical production. French
dialogue, English sub-titles. Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater tonight at 8:30.
Guild party at the First Presbyte-
rian Church in the Social Hall to-
night at 8:30.
Square Dance Pary to be held at
the Congregational Church Saturday
night at 8:30. Refreshments will be
served at a small cost.
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Student
Club, is having a Scavenger Hunt for
Lutheran students and their friends,
meeting at the Student Center, 1511
Washtenaw, tonight at 8:00.
Coming Events
Association of University of MichI-
gan Scientists will meet on Monday,
April 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rackham
Amphitheatre. There will be short
business meeting followed by a talk
by Professor Preston Slosson at 8:00
p.m. on "A Report on the Rollins Col-
lege Conference on Atomic Energy,"
to which the public is invited.
A.I.E.E.: A joint meeting of the
Michigan Section Electronics Group
and the Student local Chapter of the
AIEE will be held at Kellogg Audi-
'torium on Tuesday, April 2.
The discussion leader will be Mr.
Myron Zucker, Mackworth G. Rees
Inc., Detroit.
Topic: "Methods of Teaching Elec-
tronics in Industry."
Sphinx Meeting at 7:15 p.m. Sun-
day, March 31, in the lobby of the
Union. All members on campus, both
active and inactive, are urgently re-
quested to attend to discuss reor-
ganizational matters.
The Women's Research Club will
meet Monday, April 1, at 8:00 p.m. in
the West Lecture Room of the Rack-
ham Building. Dr. Lila Miller will
talk on "Soybean Proteins in Nutri-
The annual presentation of dances,
choral singing, and vocal and piano
solos offered by the girls of Martha
Cook Residence Hall for foreign stu-
dents and their friends will be held
on Sunday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m.
in Rooms 316 to 320 of the Michigan
Union. The program is under the aus-
pices of the International Center. Re-
freshments and a social hour will be
held in the Center following the pro-
University Lutheran Chapel, 1511
Washtenaw, has its Sunday service at

11:00 a.m. The Rev. Alfred Scheips
will preach on the subject, "Sick, and
Ye Visited Me."
I ~ "~
Gamima Delta, Lutheran Student
Club, will have its regular supper
meeting at the Center Sunday at
5:15, following which there'll be a
showing of colored pictures of the
Obirammer'gau Passion Play.
hTillel Social Committee will meet
at hillel Foundation on Monday,
April 1, at 7:30 p.m.


F fty..Sixth Year

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authority of te
Margaret Far
Hale Champion
Robert Goldma
Emily E. Knapp
Pat Cameron
Clark Baker
Des Howarth
Ann Schutz

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What about the lectures
your imnacinarv Fairy

He wanted you to meet Gridley,
And McSnovd. the Invisible

Of course ghosts are a proud clan,
Rut if I can introduce you to the

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