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0. Woodwork Revisited
THE EDITOR of the humor magazine down-
stairs came into our office for the 17th time
today, this time with a gangling, bespectacled lad
alongside. "Glad to be abroad," he said, "This
is a friend of mine, wants to go out for your
"Fine," we said. "Sit down, Mr........?"
"Cavendish, John Erudite Cavendish."
"Well, Mr. Cavendish," we asked him, "What
do you do?"
"I take the serious view of things, I thought
the Daily as an organ of representative stu-
dent ...
"That so?" we cut in-not without difficulty.
"What did you take in school?"
"Abstruse courses."
"Isn't that difficult-getting a program full
of abstruse courses?"
"Oh, no," he answered, his brows knitting.
"There's something to every course, even if it
does seem superficial. I ask questions, you see.
Lots of questions."
"Doesn't that slow the class down?"
"It's important to get things threshed out.
That's the only way to get an exhaustive edu-
cation. Why, in England . ..
"We need a copy boy and you're available. Run
this down to the composing room."
It was fully fifteen minutes before he came
back. "Get that all set up?" we asked him.
"Nt right now," he answered." I've got the
shopmen going on a referendum panel on 'Nu-
clear Fission and the Curzon Line.' Tomorrow,
we start on 'The Conscience of Individual Vot-
ing, or 'Why the Student?' Part of a feature
I'm doing for 'Uplift' the new maga ...''
"Now, hold on here," we said, when the roar-
ing in our ears subsided, "Just wottinell do our
shopmen know about Nuclear Fission?"
"Nothing. But I've got them setting up a small
"That's fine, but we've got a paper to put out.
Thanks a lot, E. C., but this is just not your mi-
We found everybody in the shop sitting around,
smoking, talking about Lazzeri and the '32 Series.
"Forget it, gang," we said. "Don't pay any at-
tention to that beleagured intellectual."
"Oh, one of them, eh?" the foreman said." We
thought he was from the Government. Have
those proofs for you in twenty minutes."
We took the stairs two at a time on our way
Emphatic Answer
WE KNOW and sympathize with a guy who
worked at the atomic bomb plantation
down at Oak Ridge, but he seems to have found
the answer to silly season questions about his
confidential activities.
At a party the other night he was talking
to a girl who had reached the stage where she
felt it necessary to hold up the refrigerator,
and she put the usual question, "What can you
tell us about the atom bomb?"
"Boom!" he thundered. Together they clean-
ed up the glass she dropped.
(Al items appearing in this column are written by
members of The Daily staff and edited by the Editorial
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
HIeajth Subsidy
rUST HOW ADEQUATE is our present public
health and welfare program? Shockingly in-
adequate, according to statistics which came to
light recently during debate upon the proposed
Maternal and Child Welfare Act introduced by
Senator Claude Pepper and now pending in Con-
It may be true that "no country takes bet-
ter care of its children than America," but fig-
ures show that health conditions for our mo-

thers and children are amazingly unsatisfac-
tory. Nearly four million children are in need
of glasses, 500,000 of them have rheumatic
fever or heart disease, and 20 million need
dental care.
Statistics from the U.S. Children's Bureau in
Washington reveal that nearly a million childre;'i
have impaired hearing; 17,000 are deaf and many
need hearing aids, 250,000 young people have
asthma, 200,000 are afflicted with epilepsy, 175,-
000 have tuberculosis,tand 35,000 are diabetics.
According to a report by George J. Hecht, pub-
lisher of Parents' Magazine, "four million Ameri-
can children have lost one or both parents; 100,-
000 children are living in institutions for the
dependent and neglected; 250,000 come yearly
before juvenile courts; over 20,000 crippled chil-
dren, now on state registers, cannot get help be-
cause services or money are not available."
points out, "our country is woefully inade-
quate in furnishing medical, dental, and nursing
care." Again statistics show that 1200 counties
have no services for a full-time public health
unit; 553 counties have only one doctor to 3,000
or more people; 81 counties have no practicing
physician at all; and 956 counties have no pub-
lic health nurses.
Many of these same problems exist to an
even greater extent in other countries, It is in-
teresting to note that the Labor governmem re-
cently introduced in Parliament a bill which
will guarantee every British man, woman and
child complete medical care at a natiomial ex-
pense of $608,000,000 a year. The bill, iihich
would make available without charge anything
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ceterJ to i 6ed lor




Ot Ten plelon
To the Editor:
While reading Paula Browers review of Alec
Templeton's concert in Saturday's Daily, I found
myself wondering if the young lady had attended
the same concert I had. Assuming that we both
were in Hill Auditorium on Friday evening, I
could only conclude that either a large meal of
dill pickles or a seat behind a post had soured
her attitude toward life in general, and toward
Mr. Templeton in particular."
It seems to be a popular belief on your newspa-
per that-a critic has to say something unpleasant
about each event he or she reports. While Web-
ster.defines a critic as "one skilled in judging
the merits of literary or artistic works, he says
nothing at all about it being compulsory to "pan"
such works. Furthermore, Im curious about just
how skilled Miss Brower's judgment of merit
really is, and whether she's qualified at all to use
words like "noisy", "dull", and "disagreeable"
when describing the performance of a great and
nationally recognized artist like Alec Templeton.
I am not a qualified critic at all, but besides en-
joying Mr. Templeton's informal program, which
Paula grudgingly admitted was good, I also en-
joyed his rendition of the classics. Paula is sure
many of his classic numbers could have been bet-
ter performed by numerous members of the audi-
ence. She's got some funny ideas. While Temple-
ton may not compare to Rubenstein or Iturbi, I
gathered that there were about four thousand
people in Hill Auditorium who thought he ranked
very well.
In short, Madam Editor, I'm all for good music
and literary criticism. I think it has an important
place on a newspaper. However I'm against this
criticism being attempted by one who doesn't
seem to have a grasp on the situation. Your re-
viewer's opinions as expressed on Saturday were,
I feel, definitely contradictory to those of most
of the people who heard Mr Templeton play. I
think that you, as editors of the Daily, should
take this as a good indication that Miss Brower
is away off base and do something about it.
Have I a suggestion? Just one. For the next
concert buy Miss Brower my old seat in the
third balcony well away from posts. Tell her to
consider not only the artist's effect upon her
personally, but his effect on the people around
her which is equally important in a good criti-
cism. Oh yes, one thing more. Before the concert
starts, buy her a good square meal. It will do
wonders for her disposition.
-Harold Jackson, Jr.
* * * *
More On Templeton
To the Editor:
It never ceases to amaze me how a paper of
such noted repute can afford to support a mu-
sic critic, who, aside from knowing absolutely
nothing about music, has no discretion in her
manner of comment. Now most people have
nothing against legitimate criticism; but when
that criticism comes into being for its own right
alone, and with no consideration for the subject
which was responsible for it, then it begins to
appear suspiciously like a product of sheer nar-
row-mindedness. The signatories of this letter
have followed the music column throughout the
entire season, hoping to observe some slight im-
provement; however, after reading the article
on Alec Templeton, we are positive the situation
is hopeless. Anyone who takes it upon himself
to condemn a group of artists (Alexander Unin-
sky, Arthur Schnabel, and both 'the Chicago and
Detroit Symphonies, for example) must either
know a wonderful lot about music, or must have
some serious aberration in the head-I am in-
clined to believe the latter; but since I do not
wish to cast aspersions at the worthy critic, I
shall only suggest that she is a misguided, po-
tential genius (who, of course, has never taken
music lessons).
As is evidenced by the statement regarding the
"wild cheers" which greeted the "informal part
of the program" last night, Miss Brower consi-
ders herself a member of some sort of musical
aristocracy, and will probably ignore this let-
ter, thinking it is mere plebeian babble, so I re-
mind her of the other fair(no one could be real-
ly good, when compared with our critic) review-
ers, who recognize Templeton's abilities, not only
as an entertainer, but also as a musician. Then
too, there are some "just plain people" who, des-
pite Miss Brower's gently sagacious column, ap-

preciated most of the music presented during
the season.
David Stewart
Fred L. Dupree
Jimmy C. Tumblin
Charles S. Leach
Judge Litsey
Bernard BoLooteus
Art Levy, Jr.
I('IIgjfle(fl 1 gGI
To the Editor:
It is extremely unfortunate that somue people
are unable to find the exits at Hill Auditorium. I
am speaking particularly of one Paula Brower
who was responsible for the disgusting article on
the Alec Templeton concert appearing in Satur-
day's Daily. At least I. understand that it must
have been her inability to get out of the audi-
torium that compelled her to stay and listen to
a program which proved to be so revolting to her.
Miss Brower must be given credit for being
honest enough to admit that she was so gullible

as to be swindled out of her time and money
twice under the same circumstances. It takes
some of us longer than others to discover what
we like and what we don't like, what concerts
we should attend and those we should stay
away from.
There is no doubt in my mind that Miss Brow-
er has an ear for musical construction, but it
seems almost unbelievable to me that anyone
with that ability cannot also distinguish between
"wild cheers" and enthusiastic applause.
For my own part, I think Mr. Templeton does
quite well for a "dull" pianist. If any of the "num-
erous members of the audience," who Miss Brow-
er thinks to possess skills superior to those of Mr.
Templeton, are equally capable of captivating
their listeners and producing such a thoroughly
enjoyable program, I shall be more than anxious
to attend their first concert. I believe, however,
that I woould be so cautious to reserve a seat in
the back row near the aisle.
-Robert Lenski
(EDITOR'S NOTE: We hope this concludes the
storm of protest concerning Miss Brower's review
of Mr. Templeton's concert. Miss Brower is a com-
petent music critic who apparently has exercised
her privilege to disagree with a good many other
persons variously qualified. She will continue to
review music for The Daily, taking exception to
its performance when and how she will, but stay-
ing always within the limits of good taste, some-
thing a few of her critics forgot.)
Economic Theory
To the Editor:
As students, we are an unusual group of con-
sumers, and because of our status we are in a
disadvantageous position compared to the wage
or salary earner. The lion that is inflation is
upon us. Why?
The answer is surprisingly simple-our eco-
nomy is not producing the goods, and again for
a good reason. If you or I had $5000 to invest in
productive activity, would you do so if the chances
of.-making a profit were nil? I am not a manu-
fecturer or the son of a manufacturer. In fact
I don't know any personally; yet I can see why
he is not eager to work for nothing. Neither am
I. Neither are you.
Why are corporate profits down relative to our
national income? Let's look at the United States
Department of Commerce figures, which appear
in the Survey of Current Business for February,
1946, page 32. Using the index of 1940 equals 100,
we see that salaries and wages are 222, raw ma-
terials prices are 160, yet manufactured-finished
product prices are only 124. Thus the manufac-
turer must cover higher costs of labor and 'raw
materials with a price which has not been per-
mitted to rise. Why should he produce under
these circumstances. I wouldn't. The marginal
producer can't. Would you?
During wartime all of us favored the strictest
type of price control for one reason--competi-
tive demand in the form of rising prices could
not stimulate production of scarce goods because,
we had to ignore these goods in favor of arma-
ment production, no matter how great the de-
But now the situation is completely different.
We have our ceiling prices and we have no pro-
duction. Butter and white shirts have a ceiling
price, but do you have any? Neither does my fa-
I am not criticizing any personalities in this
attack upon price control. Mr. Bowles is sincere,
and a man whom I respect very much. He did a
good job during wartime. Today, right now, he
is missing the boat. Unless we get production,
and get it soon, you and I will know this lion of
inflation even more intimately. Let's have a little
faith in our supply and demand system as ex-
pressed in a competitive price. In short, let's have
enough faith in the people to exercise good buy-
ing judgment. If th price of butter goes too high,
don't buy it. At least you will be no worse off
than now. And the wheels of production will be-
gin to turn. When they really are humming, our
economic ills will be cured. This fundamental
cure just might be less painful than the hit and
miss-price concession policy now popular in
Remember, the cure for inflation is production,
not price control, which only kills off production.
You can't plan an economy, we know now.
Sincerely yours
-Jack Adams
* * * *

Pertinent Qnestion
To the Editor:
One question-What possible good can student
government, in any form, do on the Michigan
-Allen Grossman
Ot Indian Freedom
Prime Minister Clement Atlee displayed rare
statesmanship when he pledged immediate ac-
tion to free India. For the first time, the Labour
government has broken sharply with the die-
hard imperial policy laid down by Winston
Churchill. At a time when Foreign Minister Be-
vin and Mr. Churchill seemed bent primarily on
uniting the rest of the world against the Soviet
Union, it remained for Mr. Atlee to announce a
constructive policy-one which may help to al-
lay the bitterness of the Asiatic peoples and
rally them to Western Democratic standards.
-New Republic

Pubiication 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. i. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a. M. Sat-
VOL. LVI, No. 105
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.
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts:
The five-weeks' grades or 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 offices.
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts, Schools of Education, For-
estry, Music and Public Health. Stu-
dents who received marks I or X at
the close of their last semester or
summer session of attendance will
receive a grade of E in the course or
courses unless this work is made up
by today. Students wishing an ex-
tension of time beyond this date in
order to make up this work should
file a petition addressed to the ap-
propriate official in their school with
Room 4, University Hall, where it
will be transmitted
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 employes. These new ap-
T HE ONE MAN exhibit by Karl
Kasten on the ground floor cor-
ridor of the architecture school is a
highly interesting and revealing study
of what an artist can do when he
employs more than one medium
coupled with a variety in technique.
In this showing there are four media
represented-gouache, tempera, pas-
tel and oil, the paintings in gouache
dominating the entire exhibition. Oils
are the least used-"City Streets"
which possesses a mood-conveying
color plan, is largely two-dimension-
al in concept and lacks depth in
space whereas "Carnival", an ab-
stract geometric oil, is enticingly
communicative despite its cold pre-
Mr. Kasten's subjects lie chiefly in
the category of landscapes, particu-
larly of his native city, San Francis-
co, and of ghost towns in the west.
A good many, as well as three por-
traits, appear in both pastel and ten-
pera. On the whole these paintins
leave two impressions: some of the
work on one hand is characterized
by light spontaneity while on the
other hand one is left with a feeling
of profundity and richness-this
latter brought out by gouache.
In the gouaches, Mr. Kasten is
at his very best; he is sure of his
medium. In these he adapts well
rangements. Here we are tempted
%sith great certainty to ask if he
is not working with his favorite
medium. In these he adoirs well
his brush strokes-ranging from the
wide, blunt ones of the skies to the
frequent, staccato ones seen in the
foliage and buildings. An excellent

example of this variation in tech-
nique is the "Virginia City". In
practically all the paintings in
which gouache was employed the
artist has taken special and sensi-
tive care to produce a finished work
t.s he results are completely sat-
Among the features which caugh
our attention. is the artist's treat-
ment of skies. When not appearin_
to an almost negligible degee, they
strongly and yet subtly in !heir in
disturbed expanse draw tile critic'
eye down to the perfection of the mi
nute details of the buildings anc
trees. And yet they are interestin
in their own right in the moods the:
ccnenv. Not a few do this: the-ei
one that is quite successful . . .!
will undoubtedly draw large interes
because of this (and no doubt a s;
because of its immediate familiarity:
-."Court House, Ann Arbor".
-Joan d Carvajal

plications and changes will become'
effective May 5, with the first pay-
roll deduction on April 30.
School of Music Assembly: 11 a.m
today in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Speaker will be Blanche Witherspoon
of Metropolitan Opera Guild, New
York. Attendance required. Classes
and lessons dismissed 11-12.
Forestry Assembly: There will be
an assembly of the School of Forestry
and Conservation in the Amphithea-
tre of the Rackham Building at 9
a.m. today. Dr. Edward H. Graham,
of Washington, D. C., Chief of the
Biological Division, U. S. Soil Con-
servation Service, will speak. All stu-
dents in the School of Forestry and
Conse rvation who do not have con-
flicts in nonforestry-subject are .re-
quired to attend, and all others in-
terested are invited.
The Museum of Art and Acheol-
ogy on South State Street reopened
Sunday, March 31. Visiting hours are
Sunday, 3-5; Tuesday through Fri-
day, 9-12; 2-5; Saturday, 9-12.
Wanted at Once: Men students
who are willing and able to-do inside
and outside work, such as houseclean-
'ing, painting, yard and garden work.
There are several requests for stu-
dent help listed with the Employ-
ment Bureau, Room 2, University
Hall, apply to Miss Smith. Ext. 2121.
Joseph A. Bursley,
Dean of Students
All men students registered with
the Student Employment Bureau
Room 2 University Hall, are request-
ed to bring their records up to date
by adding their Spring Term sched-
ules, and also any changes o address.
Joseph A. Bursley,
Dean of Students
The Graduate School is holding
mail for the following persons:
Mr. Edwin Crosby
Mr. Miguel Kawwass
Mr. J. P. Kapur
Mr. Manghir Malani
Mr. Robert Dick Pierce
Mr. John B. Wall
If letters are not called for by
April 10, they will be returned to
Immediate Job Opportunities in
Secial Work: An announcement has
come from the Welfare Federation of
Cleveland that there are a few pre-
professional jobs which may lead tc
professional training in social work
available there. These jobs are not
intended for college graduates wh
are ready to enter a graduate school
of social work. Applicants are se-
lected on the basis of their potentiali-
ties to become social workers.
For further information, call at
the Bureau of Appointments, 201 Ma-
son Hall.
Dr. John Fox of the Punahou
School, Honolula, Hawaii, will be in
the office of the Bureau of Appoint-
ments today and Friday, April 5.
Teaching positions are open in all
fields in the secondary schools, and
in all grades in the elementary
schools. Call Miss Seitz-Extension
489 for appointments.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Harry
George Drickamer, Chemical Engi-
neering; thesis: "Vapor-Liquid Elui-
libria in Phenol-Hydrocarbon Sys-
tems and Their Application to a Com-
mercial Toluene Unit," today, 3201
East Engineering, at 2:00 p.m. Chair-
man, G. G. Brown.
Preliminary examinations for the
Ph.D. in Economics will be held about
the middle of May. Students plan-
ning to take these examinations
should leave their names and the
fields in which they are to be exam-
ined with the Secretary of the De-
partment as promptly as possible.

Mathematics Orientation Seminar
and History Seminar today at 3 p.m
in 3201 A.H. P. S. Jones concludes
"Pre-history of ProjectivecGeome-
Veterans' Tutorial Program
The following changes have been
t made in the schedule:
-English Composition - Tuesday
g Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 2235 Angel
y Hall. (Beginning)
- English Composition -_. Tuesday

Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 3216 Angell
Hall; Friday 5:00-6:00 p.m. 3216 An-
nell Hall. (Advanced)
Spanish: 31) (32)-Monday, Tues-
Lang.; Thursday, Friday 4:00-5:00
p.m. 408 Romance Lang.
Organ Recital: Kathryn Karch and
Francis Hopper, students of organ
under Palmer Christian, will appear
in the fourth program of the current
series of organ recitals at 8:30 tonight
in Hill Auditorium. Miss Karch will
,pen the program with compositions
by Bach, Karg-Elert, and Vierne,
followed by Mr. Hopper in a group
if his own compositions.
The program is open to the public.
Claire Coci, guest organist, will
make her third recital appearance in
Ann Arbor on Sunday afternoon,
April 7, in Hill Auditorium. Her
program will include works by Bach,
TAndrieu, Franck, Hindemith, Peet-
'rs, Dupre, and Liszt.
Scheduled to begin at 4:15, the re-
vital will be open to the public, with
the exception of small children.
College of Architecture and De-
:.ign: Water colors and oils by Mr.
Karl Kasten, Instructor in Drawing
mnd Painting in this College. Ground
tloor corridor. Open daily except
Sunday, 9 to 5, through April 20. The
public is invited.
Events Today
Forestry Club-An important busi-
aess meeting will be held at 7:30 this
=vening in Room 2039, Natural Sci-
mce Building. Following the business
session, Professor Lagler of the Zo-
ilogy department will give a talk on
Fish and Conservation.
Le Cercle Francais will meet to-
iight at 8:00 at the Michigan League,
professor Edward Adams, of the Ro-
nance Language Department,- will
recite a French monologue. Group
tinging. Games. Social Hour. Every-
body welcome.
Tea at the International Center:
The weekly informal teas at the In-
ternational Center on Thursdays,
from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. are open to
Illforeign students and their Ameri-
:an friends.
Students interested in Chess will
ucet in Room 302 Michigan Union at
7:15 tonight.
Coming Events
The Ann Arbor Library Club will
aeet in the Clements Library Friday,
April 5, at 7:45 p.m.
Robert B. Brown will speak on
"Collecting under arms." Rrefresh-
Discussion Series-Current Prob-
lems in Tropical Disease Control.
First Meeting: Auditorium, 11 a.m.,
Saturday, April 6. Dr. R. L. Laird
will outline present information on
the use of DDT for insect sanitation.
There will be oppotunity for discus-
sion. All interested are invited.
The Geological Journal Club will
meet in Rm. 4065, Nat. Sci. Bldg. at
12:15 p.m. on Friday, April 5. Mr. E.
Walker, of Harvard Univ., will speak.
All interested are invited to attend.
A Russian musical film, "Volga
Volga," presented by Russky Kru-
Zhok, Russian Circle, will be shown
today and Friday, April 5, in Rack-
ham Lecture Hall.
The Modern Poetry Club will meet
in Room 408 Main Library tonight
at 7:30. Dr. F. L. Huntley and Dr. F.
Stocking will lead a discussion on
Wally Stevens.

The Graduate Outing Club is hold-
ing an afternoon of outdoor sports on
r Sunday, April 7. Alternate activi-
ties are planned in case of rain.
sThose interested should pay the sup-
er fee at the checkroom desk in the
Rackham Building before noon Sat-
urday and should meet in the Outing
Club rooms in the Rackham Building
at 2:30 Sunday. Use the northwest
l .C.C. The Educational Committee
of the Inter-Co-operative Council will
, (Continued on Page 6)

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my first lecture, m'boy. But your Fairy
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By Crockett Johnson'

Margaret Farmer
Hale Champion
Robert Goldman
Zamily E. Knapp
Pat Cameron.
Clark Baker
Des Howarth.
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Sports Editor
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Women's Editor
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Sleep well, little boy... We certainly
had a tasty feast, didn't we? Now, what
about washina the dishes, O'Mallev... ?


John! Look! The kitchen door's
open. And the dishes! Someone
has been here.. . BARNABY ...


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