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WVEDN.ESDAY, AP1fUL 10 ,1946

r itSitga Bail
.cl Fifty-Sixth Year

£etteri to the 6dctoN


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Broken Record
LET'S get a few things straight for the record.
The Council-Forum plan for student govern-
ment was not designed "to perpetuate and fur-
ther entrench the rule of campus power politi-
cians", as a leader of the campaign for Congress-
Cabinet declared in the DAILY the other day.
Anyone who will review the situation carefully
must realize:
1) Any present organization stands only to
lose in power and not to gain in power by the
formation of a student government. The repre-
sentatives from various organizations who ini-
tiated the discussions at the beginning of last
semester recognized this, and yet they felt that
the need for student government was so obvious
that the student body should be awakened to it.
They were very anxious that many of their func-
tions which they are called upon to perform at
present be transferred to an elected governing
body. Such projects as marriage lectures, relief
for foreign students, elections, scholarship funds,
etc. are most properly handled by an all campus
organization rather than by committees of exe-
cutive heads.
2) The "qualification" clause was inserted to
screen our "big name people" who have had no
organizational responsibility and to insure that
Council members would not be completely inex-
perienced in the realm of student activity. Ex-
perience in any campus group, large or small, in-
cluding student government, on this campus or
any other, would be taken into consideration.
This does not mean that the individuals who are
presidents of large campus organizations will
hold the offices in the student government. On
the contrary, these people wish to give up func-
tions, not take over new responsibilities. They
have all gone on record in favor of a by-law
which makes it impossible for the presidents of
such organizations as Pan-hellenic, League Coun-
cil, IFC, SRA, Assembly, Men's and Women's
Judiciary Committees, Union Council to be mem-
bers of the student council. When the "qualifi-
cation" clause is interpreted it should screen out
those who are doing too much as well as those
who have not doneenough. We hope this will
clear up some of the confusion and misunder-
-Joyce Siegan
Nora MacLaughlin

A ntiquated Education

CHANGING the University curriculum, the
biggest issue of the fall semester, is deader
than the front door of the Romance Languages
Building. After months of study by a faculty
committee, after innumerable closed faculty
meetings, revision of the subject matter and
teaching methods of the University has been
.forgotten. Yet, there is no more important is-
sue on this or any other campus.
Controversy last semester centered around
the so-called Harvard plan which introduced
compulsory freshman-sophomore "survey" cours-
es designed to provide a common cultural back-
ground for all students.
The Harvard plan is not the issue. The ob-
vious, unmistakable point is this: the Univer-
sity curriculum sags under the dead weight of
antiquated courses and methods of teaching.
No one is scandalized when told of one course
or another in which the professor blandly
teaches from his unrevised notes of decades
ago. It is common knowledge that there are
courses on campus today which still retail
the material of 1935, 1930, 1920.
the answer. It is far too easy for such a
change simply to mask a continuation of the old
deadwood, half hidden behind new titles and
course numbers. The reform can and should, I
believe, come through the media of the existing
Democracy and
Starva own
'THERE ARE TIMES at which the individual
rights guaranteed to everyone in a democ-
racy must be suspended. Many of them were
temporarily revoked because of the necessities of
war. Pathetic a situation as it is, I believe the
world food. crisis and our moral obligation to
alleviate this situation support severe action, in-
cluding, if necessary, suspension of the right of
farmers to decide when, where, and what prices
to sell their grain.
During the first quarter of this year the
United States' exports of grain to famine-rid-
den areas abroad fell considerably below our
-romised shipments of 300,000,000 bushels.
Meanwhile, more than 365,000,000 bushels of
wheat remain stored in the bins of farmers
throughout the nation. They are holding on
to this supply until the time when they can sell
at the highest probable market prices. And this
at a time when former President Herbert
Hoover has reported more than 2,600,000 chil-
dren terribly undernourished in Poland alone.
Cracow and Lodz have been without bread for
three weeks at a time.
from farmers' bins is to allow themn to set
any date in advance for market prices at which
they will be paid for grain received now. They
do not seem willing to accept such a plan because
f +th urnnredictahility of the arain market.

departments, stimulated by administrative pres-
sure. For just as there are flagrant examples of
educational malpractice, there are many in-
stances of departments which are constantly re-
vising, serving the true.interests of the students.
As every minute in a classroom is one min-
ute nearer to the time when that building will
have to be repaired, rebuilt, or replaced, so
with every class hour, the material taught be-
comes that much dated. Brilliant students (in
the broad sense of the term) at Chicago and
Columbia and Princeton and in some parts
of this university are constantly developing
new methods, reorganizing the old material,
adding new information.
The clock ticks, the course ages, the student
gets less for his time, effort (and money). This
is the increasing cost.
-Milt Freudenheim
Taling Softly
)RESIDENT TRUMAN said in his Army Day
speech that we are a strong nation; he added
thoughtfully that there is none stronger. Yet the
effect produced by Mr. Truman is pointing to
our strength, and dwelling on it, was not one
of strength, but of weakness. It would have been
stronger to leave it out. The man who flexes
his muscles in public may be a strong man; but
he is also perhaps a nervous one, or he would
be doing something else. It is true that conver-
sation at the very top levels of life and affairs
often, in an odd way, resembles street-corner
argument; but it does not have to be so; we can
reach for something better.
And it is late in the day to try to impress the
world with the kind of strength that rests on
armed battalions, and on training programs.
The world has been through a decade and more
-of gazing up at underslung jaws, and having its
ears rubbed by military statistics, and it has
not been cowed. These were real bullies, in
comparison with whom our modest and hum-
ble President makes an unconvincing figure
as a proponent of military life. Something
went wrong in the President's speech; it did
not tap the real sources of American strength,
and in dwelling on a few superficial and physi-
cal aspects of our power, it gave an impression
of agitation and weakness.
For it is the commonest of ethical principles
that the strong man does not say he is strong;
he shows it in every action; a truly strong man
shows his strength better in lifting a child across
a puddle, than a weak one does in heaving a rock
through a window.
(Copyright, 1946, N. Y. Post Syndicate)

Same Record - Over
To the Editor:
At the Hill Aud. rally Monday evening,
Siegan said that the League, Union, SRA,
Fraternity Council, and such groups stc
lose in power, not to gain, by the format
an active student govt. The power that
groups will lose if Congress-Cabinet wins
is mostly power that they ought not to hol
League, for example, speaks apparently f
women of the campus; yet the vast m
of us have no direct contact with the I
and are not really represented. A democra
elected Congress would be a far more ef:
channel for the expression of all student o
than the present long-standing struct
semi-appointed positions. Naturally, sinc
prestige of the above-mentioned organi2
will be challenged by student government
leaders prefer to maintain the status q
setting up the ineffectual Council-Forum
while leaders of such groups as VO, AVC,
mittee for Liberal Action, which are interes
active reform and re-organization, suppor
gress-Cabinet. My objection to the self-per
ting feature of the Council-Forum plan a
the "executive experience" clause is not di
at any individual leaders. I object to the id
in the future, student government will 1
entirely within the hands of a rather sma
ment of the campus, which cannot truly
sent the student body.
In any given year, there should be mor
29 students capable of participating in s
government. Congress-Cabinet draws upc
direct support of large numbers of stude
stead of depending exclusively on the jud
of last year's 9-man Council.
-Gwen Willia
Here It Comes
To the Editor:
No better view of the campus girl is ob
than by sitting in the Women's League
room in the late afternoon. Here one can c
the facts that make up the basis of recen
icisms of University of Michigan girls. :
course of one single hour I had the experie
seeing no less than eighty-seven girls who
posture, lack of poise, loud and decisive
chewing, over-application of cosmetics -
ially lipstick, sloppy manner of dress, an
bitual chain smoking of cigarettes left mor
a little to be desired to create a pleasinge
Their attempt to create any type of soph
tion sadly missed the mark. The natural
of these girls was all but competely hidde
To see if these observations were onlya
cident I strolled slowly across the campus,
again I saw a great many girls whose l
care for, or ignorance of, the impression
create left me slightly bewildered andl
incensed at a style or fashion so lack
In discussing this with my fellow vets,
them unanimous in the same opinion.
-Leo N. S
*' * *; *
Suggests Indian Play
To the Editor:
SINCE coming to the University of Mic:
have tried to see all the plays presen
the Department of Play Production. The:
been very entertaining and educations
have given we foreign students, from the
especially, a better conception.and underst
of real American life than we could p
get from reading hundreds of books.
"What A Life" was particularly appea
me and the other Indians for it mader
just as human-full of the same faults, <
hopes and frustrations of Americans. TI
of Byron Mitchell-as Henry Aldrich, th
School boy-was superb. We would like
Byron's talents used in other plays of An
Could not the Department of Speech be
ested, also in putting on a good Indian i
view of the fact they have so much versat
ent available? You may be sure the nu
Indian boys and girls in school herev
more than willing to contribute anythil2
possibly can to make such a project a suc
For the information of the Departmn
Speech, I should like to state; that anF

translation of the Indian play "SHAKUNI
available in the U. of M. Library. Shakun
been staged in both England and Germany
it was unusually well received. This play
prove to be very educational and enter
to the University audience.
-D. S. Sax
Comment on China
In the long run, it will be better both
and for the Chinese if we don't expect to
of our good ally. We must realize that C
not a great power and is not likely to beco
in the predictable futre. Her prospects o
oping an efficient industry are, at best, N
mote. Her people are no more noble and
ish than many other peoples, and the
shortcomings which gravely menace their
for accomplishing, for no one can gue
long, anything that we would recognize2
-C. Lester Walker, in Harper's Maga




Pubilcation in the Daily Official bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the Assistant to the President,
1021 Angell Hall, by 3:30 p. m. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a. m. Sat-
VOL. VLI, No. 110

The Superintendent of Schools in
New Buffalo, Michigan will be in the
office of the Bureeu of Appointments
this afternoon. He is interested in in-
terviewing candidates for early ele-
mentary school positions, and for
physics and chemistry in high school.
Men are preferred for this latter po-
sition. Call Miss Briggs for appoint-
Miss Katherine M. Snyder, repre-
sentative of the Katharine Gibbs
School for secretarial training and
Director of the Chicago school, will
be at the Michigan League Building
on Friday, April 12, after 4:00 p.m.,,
and all day on Saturday, April 13, to
hold individual conferences with
young women who are interested in
going to Katharine Gibbs School for
preparation. Appointment may be
made through the Office of the Dean
of Women.


C onh tpr's epeia l 'Ior~

Student Tea:
Ruthven will be
today from 4 to

President and Mrs.
at home to students
6 o'clock.


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



UC} LI~tbl, iuw it tviiiG,+
University employees. These new ap- WILLOW VILLAGE PROGRAM,
plications and changes will become week April 8-14, for veterans and
effective May 5, with the first pay- their wives:
roll deduction on April 30. Wednesday, April 10. Bridge. 2:00
p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Club Room, West
Notice to Faculty Members regard- Lodge,
ing Termination of Veterans' Book Thursday, April 11, "Home Plan-
and Supply Order for the Spring ning." Miss Catherine B. Heller, As-
Term, 1946:insistant Professor of Design in the
Term, 1946: College of Architecture. 2:00 p.m.
Faculty members must specify all uol RofmcW et ude.
books and supplies required in their Club Room, West Lodge.
courses not later than May 10 in or- Friday, April 12. Leadership: How
dertha th Uivesit my met heto be a Club Leader. Dr. Fred G.
der that the University may meet the Stevenson, Extension Service staff.
deadline for filing invoices with the 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Conference
Veterans Administration by the end 0 Room, West Lodge.
of the term.RomWetLd.
Friday, April 12. Dancing Class for
All women students attending the beginners (couples). 7:00-8:00 p.m
Slide Rule Ball will have latedpermis- Advanced (couples), 8:00-9:00 p.m.,
sion until 1:30 a.m. Friday, April 12. Audito.ium, West Lodge.
Saturday, April 13. Open House
Graduate Students expecting de- (dancing). 8:00-12:00 p.m., Auditor-
grees at the June Commencement ium, West Lodge.
mustatheir diploma applications unday, April 14, Classical Music
must have terdpoaapiain Mr. Weldon Wilson will present a
in the Graduate School office no later well-balanced record concert, includ-
than April 15. ing =requests. 3:00-5:00 p.m., Office,
Doctoral Students expecting de- West Lodge.
grees this term are requested to file Sunday, April 14. Vespers. Rev. C.
the titles of their dissertations with H. Loucks of the Protestant Directors
the Recorder. Association will conduct a non-de-

T'S BEGINNING to seem that none
of the political parties really wants
r win an election any more. The
hole game of politics is turning in-
>a game of give-away, like the boys
ay on a checker-board down in the
meral store.
It's obvious that the Democrats
n't want to win . . . their stand on
elective Service is alienating the
trmers; their advocacy of fact-find-
ig boards has driven labor away;
Aterans are embittered because the
hole housing issue is being made
ito a political football; the filibuster
ainst FEPC and the Administra-
on's inaction on the Freeport and
olumbia cases have removed all
oubts from the minds of many
egroes. You'd think that any
hool-boy could tell that he couldn't
-in an election if the farmers, labor,
he veterans and the Negroes all
oted against him.
The Republicans don't want to
win, either. Millions of veterans
will remember that not one Repub-
lican in the House of Represent-
atives voted favorably on the sub-
sidy provision in the Patman hous-
ing bill. Labor is not likely to forget
that it was mainly the Republicans
in the House who passed the Case
Bill, which would renew the labor
injunction and anti-political ac-
tion laws.
UT that wasn't considered enough
to throw the election . . . the
ther day the Republicans appoint-
d a Representative from a POLL
'AX STATE, Tennessee, to be their
rational Chairman! Just let that
one settle awhile . . . the Republicans,
he party that freed the slaves, the
>arty that has always received a
arge bloc of Negro votes, appointed
, poll-taxer to be National Chair-
ian! This particular poll-taxer, Rep.
Leese, might be said to be. "the
hadow of Herbert Hoover" in mat-
ers relating to foreign affairs. In
iatters relating to domestic affairs,
e doesn't have enough weight to
ast a shadow, and not nearly enough
veight to fill Hoover's shadow. It
oks like the Republicans don't want
t either . . . nobody wants to be
Ah-ha, you scream... what a time
or a third party! And a third party
here might be, if the morning papers
how their usual reliability. It seems
hat there was a meeting of 75 labor
nd farm leadersnin Chicago last
veek to discuss the matter, and that
ne of the questions discussed at
his meeting was: "the role of the
'AC and whether it had become the
ail of a Communist kite." That's the
erfect way to build a third party .. .
ttack the PAC, the only organiz-
tion which could conceivably serve
s the nucleus of a third party.
Any smart politician knows that
the way to win elections is to build
an organization, and that the best
way to build an organization is to
incorporate within it several ex-
isting organizations. But this new
third party group thinks different-
ly . . . they think that the perfect
way to build a progressive organiz-
ation is to attack the only progres-
sive organization in the country.
YOU GET some clue when you dis-
cover that the Chicago meeting
was called by A. Philip Randolph,
president of the AFL Sleeping Car
Porters union. Randolph has fol-
lowed these sectarian tactics in the
For instance, Randolph refused to
llow any white men to participate
in his proposed March on Washing-
ton in 1943. It is certainly rank folly
for any Negro leader to refuse the
ictive assistance of white progres-
sives; because if it ever becomes a
case of fight between the Negroes on
ne side and the white men on the
ther, the Negroes are certain to lose
y sheer weight of numbers. But in
this particular case Randolph's
hyper-militant tactics paid dividends.
- + 'the threat of the March on Wash-
ington undoubtedly motivated Roose-
velt to sign Executive Order 9346,
which re-established the war-time

FEPC. But these same tactics also
split the progressive front for a
permanent FEPC wide open, and
gave added grounds for the lies of
those who claim that the Negroes
are trying to take over the country.
When Randolph's Committee for
a Permanent FEPC held a rally in
Madison Square Garden a month ago,
it refused the support and coopera-
tion of the labor unions, of the Na-
tional Urban League, of every group
but its own. This was only four
months after labor'Negro unity had
scored a smashing success in the New
York City election. The FEPC can
only be passed by a strengthening
and an extension of this same Negro-
labor unity, but Randolph preferred
to go it alone. There are these good
reasons to believe that he is more
interested in personal fame than in
abiding victory with a third party.
Won't somebody run for President
..somebody like Dick Tracy who
wouldn't throw away the very sup-
port which could elect him?
-Ray Ginger


- nominatilonal service. 4:00-5:00 p.m.,
Mentor Reports, College of ItKia-~ Conif:rc-:Room,0West Lodge.
eering. Five-week grades for all Ei- Sunday April 14. Football Movie:
gineering Freshmen are due in Dean Uni'Versity of Michigan vs. Great
Crawford's Office on April 13. Re- Lakes: commentary by Robert 0.
port blanks will be furnished ay Morgan, Assistant General Secretary
campus mail, of the Alumni Association. 7:30-8:30
__-p.m., Auditorium, West Lodge.
Business Administration: Students
in the University who plan to trans- I
fer to the School of Business Admin-!L ctures
istration for the Summer Session or The third lecture in the series on
Fall Semester should file their appli- Marriage Relations will be given in
cations immediately in Room 108 the Rackham Lecture Hall, 8:15 to-
Tappan Hall. night Tickts and identification are


Kena Applications for Combined Curric-!
ula: Application for admission to aI
combined curriculum must be made
before April 20 of the final preprofes-
sional year. Application forms may
)foi us be obtained at 1220 Angell Hall and
is should be filed with the Secretary of
hina is the Committee at that office.
me one
f devel- L.S.&A. Freshman Five-week Pro-
very re- gress Reports will be given out in
unself- the Academic Counselors' Office, 108j
°y have Mason Hall, in the following order:
cyhavceWednesday 1:30-4:00 S through Z.
chances Thursday, 9:00-12:00, 1:30-4:00 L
ess how through R.
as mod- Friday, 9:00-12:00, 1:30-4:00 F
through K.
azine Saturday, 9:00-12:00 A through E.
By Crockett Johnson
I don't think anyone's home, Mr. O'Malley ...

necessary for admission.
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, att
4:10 p.m. in Room D, Alumni Memo-t
rial Hall. This lecture, "Artistes
Francais on Am6rique," will be illus-r
trated with slides.-
A cademic Notices
English 1, section 24 (Wolfson) will
meet in 2016 Angell Hall starting1
Friday, April 12.
English 2, section 47 fRayment)
will meet in 1009 Angell Hall starting
Friday, April 12.
English1, section > (Stimson) will
meet in 2054 Natural Science Bldg.
starting Saturday, April 13.
English 2, section 49 (Hayden) will
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