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FRIDAY, !APRIL 19, 1946


Fifty-Sixth Year

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Edited and managed by students of the University of
Michigan under the authority of the Board in Control
of Student Publications.
Editorial Staff
Margaret Farmer . . ..... Managing Editor
Hale Champion . . . . . . . Editorial Director
Vbbert Goldman . . . . . . . City Editor
Emily E. Knapp . . . . . Associate Editor
Pat Cameron . . . . . . . Associate Editor
Clark Baker . . . . . . . . . . Sports Editor
Des Howarth . . . . . . . Associate Sports Editor
Ann Schutz .. ..........Women's Editor
Dona Guimaraes . . . . Associate Women's Editor
Business Staff
Dorothy Flint . . . . Business Manager
Joy Altman. .. .... Associate Business Manager
Evelyn Mills .. .. Associate Business Manager
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Students and Opinion
To The Editor:
A recent campaign by a campus organization
to break relations with fascist Spain met with
some strong opposition. The most common ad-
verse reaction from individual students and fac-
ulty members was that the sponsoring students
had no business conducting such a campaign
and it was implied they shouldn't even be think-
ing of such things. One faculty member stated
that veterans especially, had an obligation to
the government to get all they could from college
and not waste their time and the government's
money joining political parties. This viewpoint
has been wide-spread. I quote from AmerAsia
November, 1938.
"Public opinion tends to hold the undergrad-
uate in check because it discourages mass demon-
strations. Educational principles . . . have en-
couraged the young man to be conscientious and
diligent in his studies, moderate in ideas, quiet
in manner, and to avoid heedless mistakes. Par-
ticipation in politics is viewed as unbecoming
in light of these objectives .. . Many students ...
feel that it would be better to commit hari-kari
than to object to a given public policy. Clearly
one cannot look to the Universities of NJapan
for leadership in protesting and mitigating the
present ruthless military policies. Salvation, if
it comes, must emanate from other than the
student class."
This is a generalization, but it is a safe one:
Student movements in the U.S. are characterized
by an honest pt-ogressiveness incomprehensible
to the brains mass-produced by Hollywood,
Hearst and Hopwood.
As a veteran I do not hold myself as under

Prime Example
HE LEAGUE OF NATIONS held ids last ses-
sion yesterday. With the close of this meet-
ing, there will come to an end the world's first
experiment in trying to maintain peace on an
international scale.
Many charges were made against the League in
its more than 20 years of experience. Among
other things, it has received a measure of the
blame for this war.
Sean Lester, A'c ting Secretary-General
claimed, however, "the League of Nations as
an organization no doubt had its faults, but it
is dangerous nonsense to say that war came be-
cause of those faults. The League did not fail.
Xt was the nations which failed to use it. That
is the lesson of the past 10 years, and it is a
vital, terrible warning for the next ten years.'"
IN OTHER WORDS,'a chain is only as strong
as its weakest link. The League furnished a
pattern for the United Nations Organization.
This body is the only hope for future world peace,
and it can only function properly if each nation
cooperates and gives up part of its sovereignty,
to the main organization. There must be soldi-
darity of spirit and the will to act.
In a recent issue of the New York Times Joseph
Paul-Boncour, a member of the League of Na-
tions, "noted the world's cynicism about the fu-
ture of international peace-making, but that
disillusionment, he added, was a good thing if"
it meant that 'we see more clearly'."
The record of the League of Nations, while it
does not shine as brightly as many of its origin-
ators hoped it might, should serve as an example
to the U.N. Observation of both its triumphs and
its errors will be valuable.
-Phyllis L. Kayf,

Sage of G
The amazingly quick response to an editorial
plea voiced a short time ago on this page is in-
deed gratifying.
I refer to that potential cement walk now
being laid in front of and around Haven Hall.
Some critics of astute journalistic vision have
accused me of having inside knowledge that the
project was about to begin, and that I was taking
some license in putting myself .in the role of
These people now suggest that I should advo-
cate a new Administration Building for the cam-
pus. I should urge, they say, that ground be brok-
en between State and Maynard Streets, between
Newbery Hall and the Army Heaquarters. The
possibilities are intriguing.
There is, however, a further need to secure
the campus beautiful. More so this spring than
at any other time, the campus is littered with
unnecessary waste paper and old, worn-out ciga-
rette butts. A poor student, not bothered by fas-
tidiousness, could have a field day at the en-
trance to any campus building.
The Building and Grounds department has
made some slight effort to curb the waste paper
bonanza by installing a nominal number of green
trash cans on the campus. Their success may be
only mediocre, but the boys are trying.
I do not suggest that the campus politic give
up smoking. I suggest only that the B and G men
replace the butt buckets that until recently stood
before every doorway.
With this reservation: The buckets have not
fulfilled the purpose for which they were de-
signed. The buckets, placed there empty, have
been filled with as much waste paper as any-
thing else. The casual cigarette, then, was always
in danger of starting a merry fire with the dry
It has been long known that the proper ciga-
rette receptacle contains either sand or water,
both of which immediately extinguish the lighted
cigarette. The buckets should be replaced, but
this time filled with the necessary extinguisher.
Difficult to keep the buckets supplied? No more
difficult than it is to sweep up the entrances
every day. The men with the rakes are no doubt
doing an excellent job, but for cleanliness to
win out, there is a need for more trash cans and
more cigarette buckets.
We'll get this campus clean yet.
-Tay Slin

any obligation to the government, as such. I do
have an obligation to the people of the U.S. but
only in so far as they are a part of humanity. One
obligation we should have is to realize that as
fine as the present political and economic system
is in the United States it is not as yet beyond
-Max Dean
Daily Ads Criticized
Properly, this letter should be directed to the
Business Manager, but I feel that it might be-
long in "Letters to the Editor" as a sort of down-
to-ear interlude in the midst of these frenzied
disputes regarding the rights of a Critic, the
duties of an entertainer, and the tastes of the
College Student.
To The Editor:
As you can see, I have enclosed a two-colmn
advertisement entitled "Night and Day" which
was taken from the "Daily" of April 6th. The
blue pencillings are my own non-professional
attempts to indicate a few flaws in your Public
Appeal Policy. Your illustrator, first of all, has
depicted a young lady peering (vainly) through
a telescope for a place to eat. This is a very un-
funny subject to many Michigan students, by the
way, but that is not my thesis. Dear Ed, was our
artist friend merely naive, or was he (or she)
purposely trying to be ironic in a subtle sort of
way? As anyone can see (sic!), the eye affixed
to the eye piece of the telescope must, of neces-
sity, be open and the companion eye must be
Secondly, when chicken is on sale why reinforce
the suggestion with a cut depicting baked ham?
And the third advertisement in this gem of
gastronomic gossip bears an illustration that is;
at best, slightly incongruous. But in the interest
of fair play I'll say no more. Except to ask the
significance of the large "T" in the last illustra-
From the scanty knowledge I have in this
field I recall one cardinal point: illustrations
accompanying copy should be consistent and
-William H. Hossick
* * *
Legitimate Question
To The Editor:
Last night we attended two plays presented
by the Spanish Club as did several hundred other
students. However, much to our displeasure,
when we looked for the review in this morning's
Michigan Daily, we found none.
Later in the day we discovered that there had
been no Daily review because the editor respon-
sible did not consider the event to be "of general
campus interest." In view of the facts, we be-
lieve this decision to be entirely unwarranted.
First, in the Romance Language Department
(largest on campus and containing over 50 fac-
ulty members), there are 1756 regular students
of Spanish, 40 Army officers, and 40 persons in
extension courses. In addition there are about
300 Latin-Americans on campus. Therefore, over
2000 students are interested in this type of event.
Second, there are many townspeople who at-
tend these plays and students and teachers from
numerous nearby high schools and colleges who
came here to see the plays.
We enjoyed the evening and think that more
people might have gone and seen the plays if
there had been a Daily review. We have no axe
to grind on this point because neither of us be-
longs to La Sociedad Hispanica.
In conclusion we would like to ask why a group,
comprising more than one seventh of the stu-
dent body, is not as much entitled to a few para-
graphs of review of one of its major events at
which attendance is restricted to smaller groups,
and to which The Daily gives week after week
of publicity.
-Carl Kaufman, '47
Donald Mela, '47

AT THE last meeting of the Bi
Three Foreign Ministers, the rep-
resentatives of the United States and
of Great Britain were vigorously at-
tacking certain countries in eastern
Europe, on the grounds that these
countries did not observe freedom of
the press. The Russian representa-
tive asked a question: "What about
For the past two days readers of
the Detroit Free Press have been
listening to John S. Knight's an-
swer to this question. The Free'
Press stories about alleged im-
morality at the University of Mich-
igan are completely mis-leading1
and a total mis-representation of
the facts. The quotations in the
Free Press have been denied by the
persons who allegedly gave them,
and yet the Free Press has contin-
ued its series of snide attacks and
back-handed remarks. This is the
"freedom of the press" which Mr.
Knight is so eager to take to east-s
ern Europe.
The Free Press feels confident that
it can continue its charges even after
they have been repudiated, that it
can in effect call three University
veterans and Dean Lloyd liars when
they deny having made the state-
ments attributed to them, that it can
do these things and escape any sort
of punishment. The disgusting point
about the entire affair is this one.. .
The Free Press is justified in its con-
fidence. There have been fewer libel
cases actually taken to court than
have been prosecuted under any
other major section of American law.
once awarded five cents damags
in a libel suit against a Michigan
newspaper which had called hin a
"drunkard." Governor of Alaska
Gruening won a much larger amount
from the Hearst chain, which had
called him a "Communist." But
these are practically the only cases
of a successful prosecution for libel.
We have defied freedom of the
press, and have given the American
newspaper publishers a sort of abso -
lute, unqualified freedom which s
enjoyed by no other group of people
in America. They are free to puo-
lish any fantastic idea which may
serve their nefarious purposes, ani
attribute this idea to that much-
overworked man. . . "The usually :e-
liable source. The idea does not have
to be true; it is sufficient that it wos
printed as someone's opinion. If you
press them to find out the identity o
the person who issued the statement,
they need only point to that law
v hich allows newspaper men to keep
sec et the identity of their sour'cs.
They are completely immune frol
p un ish men t
You will notice that it is the pub-
lishers who have this freedom of
the press; the freedom of any re-
porter is limited to the freedom to
write any story with which is bos:
agrees. This writer spent fifteen
months pounding out fantasy for
Col. McCormick's Cricago Tribune,
and feels qualified to say that not
cne story out of ten adequately
presented the facts. The ratio of
currect stories was not noticeably
higher when I worked for the As-
<zociated P,~ess.
THERE is no apology intended here
because I served as slavey to Mc-
Cormick. A newspaperman mui.
work for anyone who can pay Min,
and Col. McCormick is no bigger a
perverter of the truth han the othe.'
American publishers. He is perhaps
more brazen, but I doubt that the
Ti ib has ever printed a more braz n
story than this series in the Free
This recent event is an object les-
son to Aon Arbor that newspapers
are comp'etely unreliable, and that
their account of any event is to be
:e.;epted as merely an amusing pie:c
of fiction. When the Free Press lies
arout the University of Michigan,
ve can discern the lie. But when it
lies about Iran, or about China or

about eastern Europe, of about ths
tabor union- or aout .Congres .
w( are scidom cauticas enough u^
question its accuracy. I'll bet that
tcnight therc are 10,)uG women in
New York City who are sweating
b'cod because they be~Ikve that coc;
at Michigan are takihg their bottlbu
to class wiRi them. The Free Prc.s
E iSponsumx
If the University if Axhigan :s
smart, it won't take this case to
court. It couldn't possibly win'
The Free Iress woulu have smart
legal talent, lots of time and
money, and the right to ask all
witnesses about their past and theyr
orrsent. Is it to be wondered that
there hav. been so fexw libel cases?
Such a situation points clearly
toward a revision of the libel law ,
and a mass repudi.tion of the
A ti rican press.
-hay Ginger

Publication in the Daily Official Bul-t
letin is constructive notice to all mue-
bers of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should be sent in typewrittenI
form to the Assistant to the President,C
1021 Angel all, by 3:30 p..n on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-1
ur days).t
FRIDAY, April 19, 1946
VOL. LV, No. 113
N .l
Good Friday Services. In accord-
ance with past custom, instructorsl
are free to excuse from their classes
any students who wish to attendf
Good Friday services. Office employ-
ees may also be excused for this pur-
Notice to Faculty Members regard-
ing Termination of Veterans' Book
and Supply Order for the Spring
Term, 1946:
Faculty members must specify all
books and supplies required in their
courses not later than May 10 in or-1
der that the University may meet the
deadline for filling invoices with thet
Veterans Administration by the end
of the term.t
School of Education Faculty: The
April meeting of the faculty will be1
held on Monday, April 29, in the Uni-
versity Elementary School Library.
The meeting will convene at 4:15 p.m.
Seniors: College of L. S. & A., and
Schools of Education, Music, andr
Public Ilealth:I
Tentative lists of seniors for June'
graduation have been posted on the,
bulletin board in Rooin 4 University
Hall. If your name is misspelled or
the degree expected is incorrect,
please notify the Counter Clerk. +
Applications for Combined Curric-
ula: Application for admission to a{
combined curriculum must be made
before April 20 of the final preprofes-
sional year. Application forms may
be obtained at 1220 Angell Hall and1
should be filed with the Secretary of
the Committee at that office.
Mr. J. K. Myers of the Firestone
Tire and Rubber Company will be in
our office today to interview men
who are interested in the fields of
selling, credit, and accounting work.
All those who would like an inter-'
view with him should call the Bureau
of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall,
ext. 371 and make an appointment.
The Merrill-Palmer School, Detroit,
Michigan, has sent information re-
garding their summer program for
graduate credit at Merrill-Palmer
Camp. Anyone interested may receive
further information by calling at the
Bureau of Appointments andOccupa-
tional Information, 201 Mason Hall.
The Board of Education, Newark,
N. J., has sent notice that examina-
tions for Elementary Art, Elementary
Home Economics, Secondary Phy-
sics, Secondary Chemistry, and Sec-
ondary Social Studies will be held at
the Central High School, April 24.
Anyone interested may receive fur-
ther information by calling at the
Bureau of Appointments and Occupa-
tional Information, 201 Mason Hall.
Willow Village Program for veter -
ans and their wives.
Fri day, April 19: "Leadership:
How to be a Club Leader" Dr. Fred

G. Stevenson. Extension Staff. 2:00
p.m. Office, West Lodge. 8:00 p.m.
Leadership Class canceled this week
Friday, April 19: Dancing Class:
Beginners 'Couples 7:00 p.m. Audi-
torium, West Lodge; Advanced Cou-
ples 8:00 p.m. Auditorium, West
Saturday, April 20: Record Dance.
8:00 p.m., Club Room, West Lodge.
Sunday, April 21: Classical Music
on Records, 3-5:00 pam., Office, West
Sunday, April 21: Vespers: Rev.
H. L. Pickerill, Protestant Directors
Association, 4:00-5 :00 p.m. Confer-
ence Room, West Lodge.
Sunday, April 21. Football movie,
"University of Michigan vs. Great
Lakes," commentary by Mr. Robert
Morgan of the Alumni Association,
7:30 p.m.
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University Lecture: Dr. Solon J.
Buck, Archivist of the United States,
will lecture on "The National Ar-
chives," at 4:15 p.m., Wednesday,
April 24, in the Rackham Amphi-
theater under the auspices of the De-
partment of Library Science and the
Division of the Social Sciences. The
public is cordially invited.
The Henry Russel Lecture. Dr.
Elizabeth C. Crosby, Professor of
Anatomy, wil deliver the Henry Rus-
sel Lecture for 1945-46, "The Neuro-
anatomical Patterns Involved in Cer-
tain Eye Movements," at 4:15 p.m.,
Thursday, May 9, in the Rackham
Amphitheater. Announcement of the
Henry Russel Award for this year
will also be made at this time.
French Lecture: Dr. Francis W.
Gravit, of the Romance Language
Department, will offer the last French
lecture on the series sponsored by the
Cercle Francais, on Tuesday, April
23, at 4:10 p.m., in Room D, Alumni
Memorial Hall. The title of his lecture
is: "Frenesie dans la rue Quincam-
pois." This lecture is open to the
general public and free of charge.
Academic Notices
Final Examination Schedule for
Women's Health Lecture
Section I-Mon. Apr. 22, 4:15
p.m.-Rackham Auditorium,
Section II-Tues. Apr. , 4:15
p.m.-Rackham Auditorium.
Section III-Wed. Apr. 24, 4:15
p.m.-Natural Science Auditorium.
Please appear for examination in
the section in which you are enrolled.
Students, College of Engineering:
The final day for REMOVAL OF
INCOMPLETES will be Saturday,
April 27. Petitions for extension of
time must be on file -in the Secre-
tary's Office on or before April 25.
Students, College of Engineering:
The final day for DROPPING
be Saturday, April 27. A course may
be dropped only with the permission
of the classifier after conference with
the instructor.
W. J. Emmons, Secretary
Student Recital: Marian Owen,
pianist, will pesent a recital in par-
tial fulfillment of the requirements
for the degree of Master of Music at
8:30 Sunday evening, April 21, in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. Her pro-
gram will include compositions by
Ravel, Beethoven, Medtner, Grana-
dos, Albeniz, and Chopin. Mrs. Owen
is a student of piano under Joseph
The public is cordially invited.

';' , *


Spontaneous Combustion

NE is forced to seriously wonder just for whose
benefit Congress is supposed to legislate. Re-
cent House activities certainly cannot be aimed
at helping the average citizen.
Our representatives have decided that price
control should be no more. What the Senate
will do to the new farcicial and pathetic OPA bill
cannot be predicted. But, meanwhile, there is
a grave threat that the efforts of the past five
years to prevent inflation may be completely
nullified by legislators who care more about
opposing the Truman administration and bow-
ing to the wishes of pressure groups than about
the needs of the consumer.
Representative Hartley (Rep., N.J.), a con-
sistent critic of OPA, but a man with sincere-
convictions and interest in the "good" of the'
nation, has urged moderation in OPA revision
"lest price control be destroyed." "We need
OPA for the time being," he said recently. "Its
continuation is essential. We should correct its
abuses, not destroy it." This sensible advice
has not been heeded. In the panic preceding
an election campaign, our legislators have lost
whatever conscience they may ever have had.
CONSERVATIVE estimates of the results of
price control repeals are that costs of basic

Conceived in the unholy wedlock of Republi-
cans and Southern Democrats, the Office of
Price Administration bill passed by the House,
yesterday has about as much resemblance to
price control as 1940's prosperity had to 1930's
Stacked with death-dealing amendments, the.
bill as it now stands would kill OPA next March
31, would require under the "cost-plus" plan a
complete upward revamping of price structure,
would end the two billion dollar government
subsidy program Jan. 1 and would halt the meat
subsidy program June 30.
Administration hopes for a better showing in
the Senate received impetus from the Senate
Banking committee majority report favoring
continued OPA controls. Some mitigation of
this ridiculous House measure is to be expected
from the Senate. Certainly the House's folly,
if allowed to stand, will paradoxically evoke a
totally unnecessary inflation and hence depres-
sion in a nation that is supposed to be the rich-
est in the world. -Anita Franz

Rational Godless
To The Editor:
The importance of an organization such as
Dick Magillem suggested must be apparent to all
urbigoted students. His point is well taken that
only religious theory finds expression in lectures
and discussions on our campus,
The name of the group he mentions, The
League of the Militant Godless, however, pre-
supposes an attitude toward religion as narrow
as that we have found in already-existing re-
ligious organizations. We include ourselves whole-
heartedly in Mr. Magillem's "free-thinkers, ag-
nostics and atheists," but we object to the con-
notations attached to the words "Militant God-
We have been resisting the crusading spirit of
religious groups too long to fall into their error
of supercilious arrogance. And it is arrogant for
any one group to be sure that it holds an ex-
clusive option on Truth. But it becomes nauseat-
ing when votaries of any philosophy translate
their enthusiasm into militant missionary zeal.
There is a definite need for a rational approach
to the whole controversy between believers and
non-believers. A belligerent attitude on the part
of either can only result in more deeply-rooted
prejudice. In final analysis one's religious con-
victions are a personal matter, not to be forced
upon others by high-pressure salesmanship or
by battle-cries and roaring emotion.
--Vesta Furniss
Ebba Stoll

man, e.-Ambassacdor to Russia, gave
Republican Congressmen a penetrat-
ing picture of Russia during an off- Exhibitions-
the-record session of the 78-79 Club.
The Club is composed of Republicans "Ancient Man in the Great Lakes
serving their first and second terms Region." Rotunda, University Muse-
in Congress. um Building, through April 30.
"Russia has made marvelous prog-
ress in wiping out illiteracy," Harri- Events Today
man told the Congressmen. "As a re- .
sult, her people are ready and anx- The Art Cinema League presents
ious to read the news and opinion put Josiane in "MARIE LOUISE," a fine
before them by, the Soviet Govern- Swiss film. Dialogue in French and
ment. That is one basic difference Swiss-German; English titles. Today,
between the communist and the fas- and Sat., 8:30 p.m. Reservations
cist theory. Hitler and Mussolini felt phone 6300. Lydia Mendelssohn
safer when their people knew as little Theatre. Box ofIice opens 2:00 p.m.
as possible about vhat was going on. daily.
The average Russian today, Har'ri--
man said, is "sold on the Russian University Lutheran Chapel, 1511
program." However, Soviet authori- Washtenaw: Good Friday Service at
ties are facing trouble as their soldiers 7:30 p.m., with celebration of Holy
come back and tell about the high Comunion. Sermon by the Rev. Al-
pay of American troops and the com- fred Scheips, "JESUS-Just, Exem-
paratively high standards of living plary, Substitutionary, Universal,
they saw in Germany and the other Sufficient."
western European countries.
Another counter -argument .the C
Soviet propaganda machine is mak- oming Events
ing. Harriman said, is to discredit the "g
Ried Army veterans. They have been ' The weekly program of the Eng-
tasting the "fleshpots of the capitalist lish Language Institute will be held
west," Soviet propagandists claim, at the Assembly Hall, third floor
Harriman declared that Soviet au- Rackham Building, Saturday at 8:00
thor ities were worried about the pos- p.m."1
sibility of trouble with dissatisfied
military men,. therefore are not giv- Phi Sigma, honorary biological so-
ing Red Army officers positions of ciety, will sponsor a talk on "Appli-

Inside Rsi

WASHINGTON. -- Avcell -Jar-ri



I'll confer with the police AFTER I capture the,
Pr rrii.,,;-. _C, Na Icffr. ft 's radnit ia

Hmm. Cold lamb again. Let's
adiourn to the cellar where

By Crockett Johnson
Jahn! The Refrigerator Bandit
must have been here again!

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