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Fit-Sthiga Baeay
Fifty-Sixth Year



etteri to f/c Clito,

Con tn4'eei4l



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A Third View
To the Editor:
There are students who do not believe there
is a need for a student government.
Would it not be fairer, and more democratic,
if these students could vote for a third alterna-
tive: "No student government".
This would also be better for those who believe
in either form of student government for if, as
usual, only a minority of students vote, the ad-
ministration might not believe that the govern-
ment has strong support. If, on the other hand,
only a minority of those who vote say "No stu-
dent government", the student government cho-
sen will seem to have much stronger support.
And I repeat, there are those who do not want
either student government, and they should be
given the right to vote against it. Not voting at
all is not a very good solution.
The issue should be "Do you, or do you not,
want a student government?", not "What stu-
dent government do you want?".
--Fay Ajzenberg
* ,' ' ;
A Different Key
To the Editor:
Don't let them scare you, Paula Brower. As a
regular reader of your reviews I have found,
though our opinions do not always coincide, that
you endeavor in your column to help the artist
who is making a sincere effort to play good
music. An example was your review of the De-
troit Symphony.
Your review of the Templeton concert was
quite in line with such a policy. It may be cul-
tural progress to sell good music to the public
by bringing it down to the level of Fantasia, Till
the End of Time, and Minuet in G Reharmon-
ized, but its tough on the music. Beethoven, be-
ing dead, can take it alright, but what about the
real artists who now have to please a public
saturated with the pre-indigested music of Dis-
ney and Templeton. The very fact that the audi-
ence did enjoy the concert so avidly ( I had a
fine time myself during the second half) is the
more reason to point out that it was fun but not
To the children who wrote those nasty letters
and preferred Templeton to Heifitz I recommend

Indonesia and Four Freedoms

FIFTY MILLION PEOPLE are now asking for
independence! The recently formed Indo-
nesian republic, with the strong backing of the
people of Java, is demanding freedom from the
Dutch rule that has exploited the country for
over 350 years. At the same time the Dutch are
using every possible scheme to regain control of
their one great colony. Since V-J Day they have
been using the British forces, who were originally
stationed there only to disarm the Japanese, to
suppress a native revolt with the apparent hope
that eventually they can weaken the indepen-
dence movement sufficiently to effect some com-
promise with the Indonesians in order to keep
Java within the Netherlands empire. f
Dr. Soekarno, President and spokesman of
the Indonesian republic, has no respect for thy,
Dutch or for Dutch promises. He claims that the,
people of Java will come to terms with the Dutch
only if the following are guaranteed:
1. That they are assured of independence at
a specific future date with some program (sim-
iliar to the American program in the Philip-
pines) established for working into that inde-
2. That the fulfillment of such a policy is
guaranteed either by the United States or by
the United Nations Organization.
T HE INDONESIANS have looked for, asked for,
and expected American help and American
support. Since America was the strongest ex-
ponent of "self-determination for all peoples,"
they have expected America to back up her war -
time promises with a genuine concern over the
Indonesian problem. So far they have been com-
pletely disappointed. American equipment in the
hands of Dutch and British troops has been

openly used against the Indonesians and our
only objection has been to ask that American la-
bels be removed before the equipment is used.
So far, by our indifference, we have been sup-
porting the Dutch attempt to restore imperial-
The case for Indonesian independence will
probably come before the UNO in the near fu-
ture. What then will be the American attitude?
Will we demand that freedom for the Indone-
sians be granted? Or was the Atlantic Char-
ter merely an idealistic goal toward which we
should someday strive? To the Asiatic peoples
of the world we have represented ourselves as
the bulwark of democracy and the upholders of
freedom. In a very real sense, American pres-
tige is on trial in Java.
THE POSITION that America takes regarding
Indonesian independence will not only affect
America's standing in the eyes of the world, but
anything less than full support may jeopardize
the success of the United Nations Organization.
We are supposedly committed to the policy of
autonomy for subject peoples. Every day of our
silence is a partial denial of that policy. Unless
we come out strongly for independence in Java
soon, we will be admitting to the world that our
word is unreliable and our promises are unde-
pendable. This problem may appear small or
insignificant in relation to the larger crises in
world affairs today, but if we fail to keep our
word, our failure will loom large in the eyes of
millions of Asiatics. As Americans who believe
that the "tour freedoms" should be a way of life
instead of a convenient, military tool, we, as in-
dividuals and as a nation, must support the move
for Indonesian independence now.
-Tom Walsh

Freddy Martin's transcriptions as better than
either. And for those who think the Daily should
"do something" about Miss Brower for disagree-
ing with the majority there are the well known
ideologies which do not sanction such obnoxious
things as freedom of expression.
Anyway, more power to Miss B. and to the
Daily for supporting her.
-David Gale
Doble-Edged Axe
To the Editor:
We are writing in thorough disgust at your
having labeled Miss Allyce Wishnevsky's vile de-
nunciation of our Miss Brower as the "Majority
Report." (April 3 Daily.)
How could she? (We mean how could Miss
Wishnevsky?) We who worship our Miss Paula
think her reviews brilliant, and oh, so chic. If
Miss Brower says, "The note was flat," or the
"technique was unimpeachalle, but the perform-
ance lacked the fire that Shostakovich intended,"
we watch in expectancy for the next performer,
wondering if the B flat will be natural, or wheth-
er the fire will have as many faggots as origin-
ally scheduled.
Let's say Miss Paula is the custodian of our
enjoyment of music. If it cannot please her, why
how could it possibly please us. (Yes, how could
it?) If she doesn't enjoy it, or feels that the per-
former is really just "putting on a show," it is
only to our greater glory in music that she de-
nounce the vile person.
A rose by another name would save nine, Miss
Wishnevsky. Just remember that. We do, and
we're perfectly happy here in Queen Elizabeth's
court, Paula and I.
Very authentically,
Robert Lone
* * r * *
On Obituaries
To the Editor:
I have just read, with pleasure Charles Orwick's
comment on Paula Brower's music column and
would like to offer my hearty congratulations.
We at the West Quad have been discussing her
articles for some time now, but not in the same
language that Mr. Orwick has used-his com-
ments were printable.
If there is any excuse for Miss Brower's col-
umn other than to fill up space, I fail to see it.
The only consolation in reading such tripe, or
even allowing it to be printed, is in knowing
that the people assailed by the "critic" will never
suffer from her comments and will undoubtedly
go on to greater popularity. Also there is one
more thing of which we can be sure: Miss Brow-
er's point of view will always be the same-say
nothing good about anyone unless his abilities
are so profound that even an Ann Arbor audi-
ence will lift one hand in applause and you will
go places as a critic. Perhaps compliments are
beyond her realm of writing abilities; perhaps
she is just bitter at the world in general. -
Frankly, I believe she would do better to head
her column "Obituaries"; for, if her subjects are
not dead when she begins, they will be when
she finishes.
Edward K. Blair
At the Rackham Amphitheatre .. .
"VOLGA VOLGA," in Russian with English
sub-titles. Released by Artkino, this is one
of the few Russian musical comedies that has
found its way to this country. The plot, what
there is of it, is loose enough to allow much of
the broad humor and frequent musical numbers
that the Russians seem to appreciate. The story
has something to do with two rival groups who
seek to win the musical Olympiad held in Mos-
cow. Their respective ups and downs while trav-
eling down the Volga to Moscow are traced in
detail. The happy ending sees the two factions
unite to win first prize. Perhaps accidentally, a
rather striking contrast between competition
and cooperation is thus presented with cooper-
ation naturally the victor.,
No matter what the language, a musical com-
edy traditionally contains liberal portions of

singing, dancing, humor, and love interest. "Vol-
ga Volga" is no exception. In fact, the portions
were a little too liberal. The picture would have
been greatly improved if the experienced hand
of a film cutter had been utilized to reduce its
two hours running time to one. While overlong
and repetitive, the picture does contain several
pleasing musical offerings and a few scenes of
good slapstick. The Russians apparently have
lessened their emphasis on seriousness and ed-
ucation in their motion pictures and now seem
able to laugh out loud. It is to be hoped that
their next attempt in this direction will prove
more noteworthy.
Featured on the same bill with "Volga Volga"
are two short subjects, one a musical and the
other in the nature of a newsreel. The latter
paints a very impressive picture of Russian mili-
tary might assembled in Red Square for a re-
view by Marshall Stalin. For one who is inter-
ested in Russia or Russian, or for one who has
no place else to go, the Rackham is recommend-
ed. -Hap Eaton

CURRENT speculation on the pos-
sibilities for a third party tends to
center on the expected role of labor,
especially the CIO-PAC. There are,
however, many other dissatisfied
groups in America which are despair-
ing of getting satisfaction from eith-
er of the major parties.
The support given by farmers to
the recent strikes by the United
Packinghouse Workers, CIO and the
Farm Equipment Workers, CIO, rep-
resents a new level in farmer-labor
cooperation. These two progressive
unions, realizing the importance of
the farmers' attitude toward their
strikes, made an unprecedented ef-
fort to present their case to the farm-
ers. The FEW pointed out that in
the case of a 153 tractor direct labor
cost to the manufacturer was only
$11, and placed this information in
the hands of the farmers.
The value of these tactics was
clearly demonstrated at the recent
convention of the National Farmers
Union, which overwhelmingly voted
its support to the Packinghouse
Workers, denounced the Packing.
Trust as "the enemy of the farmers
and the factory workers, and then
took up a collection for the strikers.
The delegates threw in over $3,000
out of their own pockets.
The successful filibuster against
the FEPC by a coalition of Republi-
cans and Southern Democrats also
acted to swing many Negroes away
from dependence on the two parties
which now exist. The cynical politi-
cal maneuvers which have served to
deceive and betray one-tenth of our
people for the last seventy-five years
are beginning to seem tactically
thread-bare and morally baggy at
the knees.
Veterans are also becoming
aware that our national and $tate
governments are considering \the
veterans' interests only when great
pressure is brought to bear upon
the legislatures. The emasculation
of the Patman Bill in Congress,
the absence of any intelligent or
effective housing program in Mich-
igan, the rising prices and the fall-
ing wage rates, the scarcity of jobs
.... all of these facts are becoming
apparent to veterans as represen-
tative of fields where the govern-
ment should take action but re-
fuses to do anything.
ALSO visible is a growing unity be-
tween labor and the middle class
workers. The Committee to Aid GM
Strikers was essentially a group of
professional and middle class people.
The National Citizens Political Ac-
tion Committee did a very effective
job in 1944 by pointing out the true
interests of the majority of Ameri-
cans, and organizing communities to
vote for those interests. The Inde-
pendent Citizens Committee of the
Arts, Sciences and Professions in-
cludes many of the most famous per-
sons in the United States. and is re-
vealing an increasing dissatisfaction
with government policy on atomic
energy, foreign affairs, and a full em-
ployment program.
The launching of a third party
on a national scale depends upon
developments and upon the poli-
cies adopted by the old parties.
The threat of another war or a se-
vere depression would be the signal
for the immediate appearance of
a new progressive party. In spite of
the great reduction in farm mort-
gages during the war, a farm de-
pression is a definite pospect after
the few years necessary for foreign
production of wheat and cotton to
reach its pre-war level. Those peo-
ple who remember the milk strikes
and the over-turned milk trucks,
the foreclosures and the unity
against auctions in the depression
of 1932, know how quickly the
farmers can change from the most
conservative to the most radical

group in America. The students of
history who have studied the Popu-
list movement recognize the same
In the absence of one of these
enormous disruptions of society, the
immediate perspective is the forma-
tion of progressive parties on a state
and local scale. The American La-
bor Party in New York has demon-
strated the ability of such a party
to climb into the balance of power,
so that neither the Republicans or
the Democrats dare to move without
considering the ALP. Nor is this
party exclusively made up of organ-
ized labor . . . the majority of ALP
voters are Negroes and white-collar
workers . . . . although the labor
movement is the central and inte-

Pubilcation in the Daily Official Bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers or 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. LVIL No. 106
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.
Notice to Faculty Members regard-
ing Termination of Veterans' Book
and Supply Orders for the Spring
Term, 1946:
Faculty members must specify all
books and supplies required in their
courses not later than May 10 in or-
der that the University may meet the
deadline for filing invoices with the
Veterans Administration by the end
of the term.
Group Hospitalization and Surgical
Service :
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..
The Museum of Art and Arche-
ology 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.
Identification Pictures are now
available in the booth outside of
Room 2, University Hall, for stu-
dents who had pictures taken during
fpring Term registration or since.
The Graduate School is holding
mail for the following persons:
Mr. Edwin Crosby

Ann Arbor today. He will, however,
be glad to see people who are inter-
ested in teaching positions in Puna-
ihou at the Book Cadillac Hotel in
Detroit on Friday morning, Room
Dr. Frederick M. Watkins, formerly
Associate Professor of Political Sci-
ence at Cornell University, will lec-
ture on the subject. "Peace and Jus-
tice: The Political Thought of Proud-
hon," at 4:15 p.m., Monday, April 8,
in the Rackham Amphitheater. The
public is invited.
French Lecture: Miss Helen Hall,
Curator of the Institute of Fine Arts,
will offer the fifth French lecture on
the series sponsored by the Cercle
Francais, on Thursday. April 11, at
4:10 p.m. in Room D, Alumni Memo-
rial Hall. Her lecture, which will be
illustrated witl slides, is entitled:
"Artistes Francais en Amerique!"
Academic Notices
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet in Room 319 West Medical
Building today at 4 p.m.
"Some Recent Chemical Studies of
Amino Acids and Special Proteins."
All interested are invited.
Veterans' Tutorial Program
The following changes have been
made in the schedule:
English Composition - Tuesday,
Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 2235 Angell
Hall. (Beginning)
English Composition - Tuesday,
Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m. 3216 Angell
.Hall; Friday 5:00-6:00 p.m. 3216 An-
gell Hall. (Advanced)
Spanish (31) (32)-Monday, Tues-
day 4:00-5:00 p.m. 408 Romance
Lang.; Thursday, Friday 4:00-5:00
p.m. 408 Romance Lang.
Preliminary examinations for the
Ph.D. in Economics will be held about
the middle of May. Students plan-
nling 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.

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 Bach1,
d'Andrieu, Franck, Hindemith, Peet-
ers, Dupre, and Liszt.
Scheduled to begin at 4:15, the re-
cital will be open to the public, with
the exception of small children.
Paintings by Eduardo Salgado of
current American Life. Daily from
2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the mezza-
nine galleries of Rackham until April

Mr. Miguel Kawwass
Mr. J. P. Kapur
Mr. Manghir Malani
Mr. Robert Dick Pierce
Mr. John B. Wall
If letters are not called for
April 10, they will be returned


Immediate Job Opportunities in
Social Work: An announcement has
come from the Welfare Federation of
Cleveland that there are a few pre-
professional jobs which may lead to
professional training in social work
available there. These jobs are not
intended for college graduates who
are ready to enter a graduate school
of social work. Applicants are se-
lected on the basis of their potentili-
ties to become social workers.
For further information, call at
the Bureau of Appointments, 201 Ma-
son Hall.
Elizabeth Sargent Lee Medical Ilis-
tory Prize
Established in 1939 by bequest of
Professor Alfred 0. Lee, a member of
the faculty of the University from
1908 until his death in 1938. The in-
com from the bequest is to be
awarded annually to a junior or sen-
ior premedical student in the College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts
for writing the best essay on some
topic concerning the history of medi-
cine. Freshmen in the Medical
School who are on the Combined
Curriculum in Letters and Medicine
are eligible to compete in the contest.
The following committee has been
appointed to judge the contest: As-
sistant Professor John Arthos, Chair-
man, Professor Adam A. Christman,
and Assistant Professor Frederick H.
_ Test.
The Committee has announced the
following topics for the contest:
1. History of a Medical Unit
2. Medical-Aid Man
3. Medicine in Industry
4. Tropical Medicine
Prospective contestants may con-

Events Today
The Ann Arbor Library Club will
meet in the Clements Library tonight
at 7:45.
Robert B. Brown will, speak on
"Collecting under arms." Refresh-
The Geological Journal Club will
meet in Rm. 4065, Nat. Sci. Bldg. at
12:15 p.m. today. 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 in Rackham Lecture Hall.

Veterans' Night Club Troubles

Coffee our: Lane Hall extends a
,pecial invitation to all Chinese stu-
dents on campus to atend today's
Coffee Hour from 4:30-6:00 p.m.
There will be an exhibition of Chi-
nese antiques. Dr. and Mrs. James
M. Plummer will be guests of honor.
Every one is invited.
Wesleyan Guild and Congrega-
tional-Disciples Guild will meet to-
night for a Square Dance in the So-
cial Hall of the Methodist church.
The party will begin at 8:30 and last
till 12:15. Refreshments will be

A dance floor is needed by the "Camptis
Casbah" Night Club that was to open this week-
end . . . but "due to circumstances beyond our
control", namely the lack of a floor for the danc-
ing and entertainment, the League-Veter'ans
Organization committee had to postpone the
opening date. Now it appears that the postpone-
ment will be definite and that the Night Club
will never open!
"Campus Casbah" was to be another place to
dance and to go on the week-ends aside' from
the ever-crowded Union dances and the mov-
ies. Couples and stags would both be admitted'
to this Night Club that would have dancing to
an orchestra, an emcee, and a floor show. It
was organized because of the requests of stu-
dents for "someplace else to go on week.-ends".
Veterans criticized the number of "closed"
dances that are held and wanted a place to go
that is open to everyone aside from the Union
EVERY Friday and Saturday nights the "Cam-
pus Casbah" was to be open. It was to be
held in the League ballroom and the committee
made arrangements for small tables to be used
around the dance floor, auditioned bands and


used? The committee could satisfactorily plan
the Night Club here. Certainly excuses of "pre-
vious contracts" couldn't be used as with the
case of the ballroom. Business for the League
Grill would be improved rather than hamper-
ed by the weekend "Campus Casbah".

HOWEVER, if the League Grill could not be
used for this all-student weekend dance the
only other ballroom on campus that would meet
the demands would be the Rackham ballroom.
But the Rackham building and its facilities are
restricted to "graduate students only" and any
organization wishing to sponsor a dance in the
ballroom must have at least 2/3 graduate mem-
There is this pressing need for an additional
week-end dance that is open to all students on
campus and the Campus Casbah seemed to be
the answer to the need. Now the Night Club is
"all dressed up with no place to go."
-Lois Iverson

sult committee members, by appoint-
(1) A first prize of $50 and a second
prize of $25 are being offered, (2)
manuscripts should be 3,000 to 5,000
words in length, (3) the manuscripts

The Westminster Guild of the First
Pr esbyterian Church will hold an
Open House this evening, fol-
lowing Dr. Lemon's Bible Class which
meets from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The
class topic is "'The Life and Teachings
of Jesus." The Guild invites all stu-
dents to join with them. Refresh-
ments will be served. ,
Armenian Students Association:
There will be an important meeting
tonight at 7:30 at 616 Church. The
main business will be the discussion
of a drafted constitution. Following
the business meeting a social period
will follow. All students of Armenian
descent are urged to come and par-
ticipate in this meeting.
Bnai B'rith Hillel Foundation will
hold Sabbath Eve Services tonight at
7:45. Following Services Dr. Paul
Henle will di rncĀ° s"Bertraord e vc..o11


grating force in the ALP, as it must
be in any progressive movement.
-Ray Ginger


But the kitchen door was OPEN. And
someone has eaten our food ... You
I - J;,J -, . - r-... 4 o c

By Crockett Johnson

should be typed, double spaced, on
one side of the paper only, (4) con-
testants must submit two copies of
their manuscripts, and (5) all manu-
scripts should be handed in at Room
1220 Angell Hall by May 31.
The Superintendent of Schools in
Pontiac, Michigan, will be in the of-
fice of the Bureau of Appointments
. nr .a .. tn,..o .. - a s a c f .

Except Mr. O'Malley, my Fairy Godfather, and
Gus, the Ghost. They came to give a lecture.
Ah finries. Then theatvefr hunarv . . .

You've had a bad dream.
Suppose I tuck you in.


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