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No Love Lost Dept.
THIS IS ANOTHER ONE of these petty griev-
ances which occasionally creep through our
intended good nature. We'll hate ourselves in the
morning, but the following excerpt from
Malcolm Bingay's column seems to call for
Intercepted Letters
Secretary of Labor
Washington, D.C.
Dear Lew:
By the way, did you know there was a coal
strike on?
To which we suggest this answer:
Crackpot Correspondence
Detroit Free Press
Detroit, Michigan
Dear Male:
By the way, did you know that the defini-
tion of a jerk is now official?
Smack Auf Dem Bottom
M OST OF THE SIGNS in the Union aren't
worthy of much note, but the Deutscher
Verein has the right idea. That group posted
a notice a couple of days ago worth serious
consideration-its Germanic inclination is
"Deutscher Verein: Straight ahead zum
main zimmer, turn to the link, steigen sie drei
flights of stairs und gehen sie into zimmer
no. 316! (Or get out of the elevator on 3rd
Naturlich, Jack, or did we omit an umlaut?
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
Campus Safety
TRAFFIC is not the responsibility of the Uni-
versity, an administration spokesman said
this week. With almost 2,000 more students
driving cars this semester than last, this state-
ment might well be questioned.
Ann Arbor is a city of 35,000. National Safety
Council figures require one policeman per thous-
and citizens. Ann Arbor has 33, with a request
for two more in the new budget. The city is pro-
tecting its own taxpayers, in accordance with
safety standards.
But when 14,000 University students are
added to the city population, Ann Arbor's po-
lice force becomes far too small. The regular-
ity with which motorists top the city 25-mile-
an-hour speed limit around campus tesifies to
Judging by the degree of responsibility the
University assumes in students' private lives, it
should not be too much to ask that they be pro-
tected at campus intersections.
-Milt Freudenheim
No Cooperation
THE inability of our Army and State Depart-
ment to see eye to eye on intelligence matters
promises one day to get us in a lot of trouble.
Our uncertain policies of reeducation in Ger-
many have already indicated the difficulties that
such a lack of understanding can involve. The
virtual junking last week of a centralized diplo-
matic intelligence arm evidences that the Army
and State Department still can't cooperate suc-
The birth of the State Department's intelli-
gence arm, at a time when a breakdown of our
intellectual rehabilitation policy in Germany
seemed apparent, was welcomed by citizens
who hoped Army men and career diplomats
could square away their difficulties and coor-
dinate their policy. The project started off
well with President Truman's blessing. Army

Colonel Alfred McCormack was appointed
chief of this Office of Research and Intelli-
gence bringing some of his war-experienced
staff to work with and through the State De-
BUT subsequent events have proved the inter-
departmental strife is as heated as ever. Mc-
Cormack has since January managed not only to
provoke the career diplomats he is working with
but to draw the ire of the House of Represen-
tatives which has kept him busy denying charges
that the intelligence division contains pro-Soviet
sympathizers brought into the department from
military intelligence.
The trouble came to a head last week when
the intelligence arm was nearly lopped off by
an unfriendly House Appropriations Commit-
tee which refused to vote McCormack more
funds. With this show of House disapproval
the State Department carved up the functions
of the intelligence arm and distributed them
among several separate divisions. The Army
was neatly eliminated since the offices which
took over the functions are manned mostly by
career diplomats. With little alternative Mc-
Cormack resigned, warning that the new or-
ganization was "unworkable and unsound" and
wml univent carrving out of long range

Hollywood Rejuvenation
THIS ITEM is strictly by request. We have an
indignant reader with an important problem
on his mind, and he asks for public assistance
in its solution. It's this:
When he was 22, Joan Leslie was 16. Now he's
27 and she's 18according to the caption on her
last picture in a flared skirt and peasant bodice.
He's also a trifle shaky about Deanna Durbin's
arrested development, and thinks that the less
said about 36-year-old Barbara Stanwyck's
experiences in the Civil War, the better.
These People Mustn't Win
T SEEMS our whole civilization has turned
grimly to the task of making life easier for
those who have it the easiest.
We learned today from a constant source of
joy and new angles that "executives who stick
pins into maps to mark location of this or that
will throw away their pin cushions if they follow
the lead of a midwestern power company."
"This utility," our source says, "indicates the
location and operating status of line crews on a
metal-backed map by little code-colored and
numbered magnets which stay put under their
own power, yet are easily shifted."
What about color-blind executives?
Simile For The Day
IN THE SAME WEEK that the DAR let down
the bars to allow the Tuskegee Institute
Choir the use of Constitution Hall, national
headquarters of Alpha Xi Delta banned the
Vermont chapter from rushing or pledging in
retribution for that chapter's taking in a Negro
Racial discrimination sometimes seems like
Pinocchio's nose.
Other: Local Daily Dept.
local daily these last few weeks. They've made
some bold forthright stands on the right side
of the fence, but apparently it isn't going to be
a sustained effort if yesterday's paper is any
criterion. We quote the lead editorial:
"Once more the May Festival-and a festival
indeed! The merrie month of May gives us this
bright gift again-a truly bright and shining
gift of music to herald the auroras of a new day
for a new and, we all fervently hope, a better
We've taken a staff vote, and it unanimously
insists that while it may be all right to have
Pollyanna write your editorials, she shouldn't
be allowed to read Chaucer during the 48 hours
preceding a major effort.

God and Miracles
To the Editor:
rTHISis to John R. Staton.
You apparently conceive a god as benev-
olent gentleman (no, not a long white beard-
they're out of style right now) who swoops
down to cushion a train-wreck, deflect a mur-
derer's bullet, or hide the disciplinary hair-
trush of a tad-temperad mama lest she warp
Jumor's personality. In your opinion this kind
of god does not exist. God must be relieved to
hear it, though He couldn't have been much
worried about competition from such an irre-
sponsible creature, not in a world inhabited,
as you point out, by homo sapiens.
Your train-wreck question is as old as all sin-
cere religious inquiry. If God can work miracles,
why doesn't He? I know of no systematic "scien-
tific" study of the laws by which miracles oper-
ate (investigators are afraid God will think them
impertinent and men will think them mad) but
as far as I can discover, one of those laws seems
to be that God does not perform miracles all by
Himself, but only through people. His "miracu-
lous" power acts on the "material" world only in
the presence of the catalyst of human prayer,
the genuine prayer of people whom God has cap-
But Jesus and the God-captured of all cen-
turies have been impatient of the publiq's clam-
our for miracles. They have preferred that peo-
ple should believe in God without this coercion.
Though miracles may be God's most spectacular
manifestation, do not suppose that they are His
most important function or His primary con-
cern-He is busy pursuing us people. Many of
us have to spend most of our energy dodging
that Pursuit!
-Helen Mosse
On Malone Pledging
To The Editor:
pledging of Crystal Malone by the U. of Vt.
chapter of Alpha Xi Delta surprising though
I am a Negro of sufficient years to have known
prejudice for a long time and to find the every-
day issue of race no longer surprising-but oc-
casionally, despite my years of experience as
a "colored woman in a white world," I find my-
self still not adequately prepared for the
attitudes of whites toward Negroes.
Admittedly, the pledging of Crystal Malone
by Alpha Xi Delta is news. Why? Crystal Ma-
lone is a Negro and Alpha Xi Delta a national
sorority of no little repute. The thing that
amazes me, however, is not the incident itself
(for I don't find it too astonishing=that an o-
casional group of white girls realizes that
another girl, though black, is a human being
just as they are, and just as compatible and
congenial and socially eligible as any of them).
Rather, it is the reactions of others that amaze
YES, EVEN THE DAILY surprises and disap-
points me. Immediately its editors phrased
the issue: Shold white Greek letter societies ac-
cept Negroes? In short order they inquired of all
the white sororities and fraternities on campus
their views on the pledging of Negroes and Jews.
There are Negro sororities and fraternities on
campus but they were not polled as to whether
they would pledge whites or even asked what
they thought of the whole situation. Perhaps
The Daily did not know there were such things
(Negro sororities and fraternities) at Michigan
but after all The Daily is a newspaper. Why
didn't they ask a Negro girl whether she would
want to join a white sorority? (I suppose they
presumed she would be delighted.) The Daily
along with everybody else considered the prob-

lem as one "for whites only." Reduced to its
common denominator it was: Should whites
accept Negroes?
I doubt if anyone has taken time out to con-
sider Crystal Malone. As I see it she is the only
victim. Overnight she has become a public fig-
ure. Some regard her as the colored girl who
"didn't know her place," while others look on
her with awe, for she must be an exceptional
Negro girl to be accepted by a group of white
girls as their equal. I look on her with pity, for
she is caught in the dragnet of racial animosities
from which she will never be freed. Her attempt
to be a real flesh and blood person was short-
lived. She has been sharply reminded that she
is a Negro and that therefore her activities are
limited. She will never become a full fledged sis-
ter of Alpha Xi Delta, though this is not catas-
trophic. What is catastrophic is that she will not
be considered an individual in her own right.
Perhaps as time passes more and more whites
will realize that Negroes are similar to them
and regard them as fellow human beings. I am
fearful of the consequences if this does not
-Mary Elizabeth Spiney
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The Daily knows there are negro
fraternities and sororities on campus. The news story
concerned the pledging of Crystal Malone and the
surrounding circumstances, and questions asked were
circumscribed by that situation.)



"HE VISITOR to 'the annual art-
ists' exhibition, sponsored by the
Ann Arbor Art Association, will find
among the 227-odd entries in Rack-
hamm's lezanine galleries a show
highly interesting because of its dis-
play of diverse talents and subjects.
Athough water colors and pastels
collectively dominate the exhibition,
those interested in other media need
not anticipate disappointment. En-
trants, both professional and ama-
teur, have submitted a large number
of canvases in oils as well as works
of graphic art and a few pencil draw-
ings. There is a small showing of
ceramics and sculpture is represented.
The exhibition has a wide range of
subjects, including portraits and
landscapes with some still lifes. Some
of these paintings present the ama-
teur's approach (painting for the
pleasure of painting) and others, the
professionals, have presented works
reflecting various traditions.
Individual entries have caught
my attention-these range from
the portraits executed with sub-
dued colors and small, precise
strokes to the fanciful landscapes
of exotic colors and bold, flowing
lines. Without naming specific
canvases or works, I would prefer
to say that the landscapes im-
pressed me most.
RANGING from a scene in Flush-
ing, New York, to the Rockies,
these landscapes are never dull: the
artists have depicted houses, moun-
tains and public buildings with all
the media at their disposal. And it
is likewise a good sign to be able to
go through the galleries and not be
confronted with landscapes of the
same general styles (as might occur
in a showing with fewer entrants).
This is all the more true since the
exhibition was not "planned"; all
entries are being shown.
The water colors are particularly
well done when they depict the wide
expanses of mountains or lake areas.
Both oils and water colors have been
used with restrained and careful
strokes. Moreover, in the wide range
of works submitted one has ample
opportunity to study a number of
techniques-these range from the
so-called conservative style to the
abstract interpretations.
Among the landscapes are a few
that depitc local scenes in Ann Ar-
bor. These, I think, warrant special
interest, for with them not only can
one study the artist's method of
painting and interpretation but also
evaluate the works by observing the
scene which he has painted.
-Joan de Carvajal
Wheat Facts
WASHINGTON-Here are two
unpleasant but inescapable facts re-
garding the food shortage. They
must be kept in mind if the Anglo-
American nations are to alleviate
worldwide starvation.
1. Only by careful skimping on the
part of housewives, hotels and res-
taurants, can the United States ful-
fill its good promises. There just
isn't enough grain and oil to go
round-unless we pull in our belts.
2. U.S. officials aren't saying
much, but they weren't happyover
English and Canadian cooperation-
or lack of cooperation-in allocating
their grain surplus to Europe.
British slowness, however, is con-
sidered no excuse for American fail-
ure to meet commitments; so U.S.
officials will continue their all-out
efforts. However, here is what we are
up against: Wheat on hand in this
country as of January 1 totalled
689,000,000 bushels. Of this, the
January-June use of wheat will be
70,000,000 bushels for feed, 23,000,-
000 for seed, 150,000,000 bushels for

carryover; leaving almost 450,000,000
bushels for human consumption and
Agriculture Secretary Clinton An-
derson's recent flour curtailment or-
der will probably reduce human con-
sumption in this country to about
260,000,000 bushels, leaving less than
200,000 bushels for export.
Against that, we have a commit-
ment of 225,000,000 bushels to bej
shipped before the end of June. In
other words, unless there is great
individual saving there just won't
be enough wheat to go round.
The same thing is also true of fats
and oils. We just won't have them on
hand for export unless every house-
wife is more frugal than ever. Here
is the line-up: On April 1, stocks of
butter totalled only 14,964,000 lbs.
against 29,833,000 last year.
Cottonseed oil totalled 1,492,900
lbs. against 1,756,400 last year.
Lard totalled 81,435,000 lbs.
against 49,728,000 lbs. last year and
403,151,000 two years ago.
(Copyright, 1946, Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

Publication 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,
10'I AngelI Hall, by 3:30 p.m. on the d:y
preceding puilealion (11 :00 a.11. sat-
VOL. LVI, No. 129
Senior Engineers: Orders for grad-
uation announcements will be taken
in Rm. 218 W. Eng. Bldg. at the fol-
lowing times:
Tuesday, 11-12.
Wednesday. 11-12, 1-2.
Thursday, 11-12, 4-5.
These are the only times that it
will be possible to order June an-
nouncements. Payment must be made
in full at the time the order is placed.
Activities sheets for Leag-ue Houses
for March and April must be placed
in the Undergraduate Office of the
League at least by Friday inj
order to tabulate recoids for the
President's report before Installa-
tion Night. As this is the last time
hours will be tabulated, please get
them in on time.

structor in Public Ilealth Nutrition.
2-4 p.m., Conference Room, West
Friday. May 3: Leadership. Dr.
Fred G. SI evens>on. Ext ensioni Staff
"low To Get Denocrati iC Group Ac-
tion, and Parliamentary Procedures."
8-10 p.m., Conference loom, West
Friday, May 3: Dancing Class. Be-
ginners, couples, 7 p.m.; advanced
couples, 8 p.m.; Dancing for all, 9
p.m., Auditorium, West Lodge.
Saturday, May 4: Record Dance.
8 p.m., Club Room, West Lodge.
Sunday, May 5: Classical Music
(records). 3-5 p.m., Office, West
Sunday, Ma-y 5: Movies and Lec-
ture. "Life in the Antarctic", present-
ed by Professor Allen F. Sherzer. 7:30
p.m., Auditorium, West Lodge.
The Henry Russel Lecture. Dr.
Elizabeth C. Crosby. Professor of
Anatomy, will 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
Amphitheatre. Anouncement of the
Henry Russel Award for tlis year
will also be made at this time.

Seniors in Aeronautical, Civil,
Electrical, and Mechanical Engineer- Tau Sigma Delta Lecture:
ing: Representatives of The Glen L. Mr. David S. Greer, of the office of
Martin Company (aircraft manu- Saarinen & Swanson, Architects, will
facturers) of Baltimore, Maryland, give an illustrated lecture on his
will interview graduating seniors for award-winning "Chicago Plan."
positions in engineering all day Mon- Architecture Building Auditorium;
day, May 6. Interviews will be held in 4:00 p.m., Friday. Students and the
Room 3205 East Engineering Bldg. public are invited.


(Items appearing in this column are written
members of the Daily editorial staff and cdited
the Editorial Director.)

UN, Sovereignty
BEFORE a world organization can become an
effective instrument to coordinate interna-
tional affairs, it must have practical power of
central control. This means that the nations
today must be willing to sacrifice segments of
their now individual sovereignty to a larger,
all-powerful body and must be ready to acknow-
ledge its confidence in that body to regulate
world affairs.
Great Britain has already taken the first
step in surrendering even a small measure of
sovereignty to the world peace organization
when her House of Commons gave a second
reading to a bill, early in April, that would
require British nationals to comply with cer-
tain decisions of the Security Council. The bill
empowers the Government to impose on Brit-
ish subjects the duty of abiding by rulings of
the Council involving the severance of diplo-
matic and economic relations with other
THE MEASURE gives effect to the provisions
of Article 41, Chapter VII, of the United
Nations Charter, signed by Britain, which reads:
"The Security Council may decide what meas-
ures not involving the use of armed forces are
to be employed to give effect to its decisions, and
it may call upon members of the United Nations
to apply such measures.,"
Already the Security Council is stronger than
the League of Nations. Not only does Britain's
action confirm this, the forthcoming negotia-
tions with Egypt, the new status of the native
states in Indo-China and the progress of the
negotiations between the Dutch and the Indo-
nesians give evidence to the emerging principle
of world cooperation and organization.
MORE ACTIONS of this kind must be seen
before the policies written into the charter
will become reality. Britain took a big step. Be-
ing one of the powers of the world at this time,
her step should be a signal for the other nations
to do the same. Being one of the powers of the
world today who has every reason to wish to re-
tain her sovereignty, Britain's step should indi-
cate that even she is willing to subordinate
herself to a consolidation of the nations.
What is there, then, to prevent the other
world powers from surrendering to the Security
Council the few necessary rights that would
make a scrap of paper an effective instrument
for world control?
--Alice Carlson

Interested men will please sign the
interview schedule posted on the
Aeronautical Engineering Bulletin'
Board. Application blanks, which are
to be filled out prior to the time of
interview, may be obtained in the
Aeronautical Enginering office.
Seniors in Aeronautical and Mech-
anical Engineering: C. C. LaVene of
the Douglas Aircraft Company, San-
ta Monica, California, will interview
graduating seniors on Tuesday and
Wednesday, May 7 and 8, for posi-
tions in engineering. Interviews will
be held in Room 3205 East Engineer-
ing Building.Interested men will
please sign the interview schedule
posted on the Aeronautical Engineer-
ing Bulletin Board. Application
blanks are to be filled out prior to
the interview time; these may be ob-
tained in the Aeronautical Engineer-
ing office.
The Board of Education in Detroit
is interested in setting up an eligibil-
ity list from which teaching vacan-
cies will be filled for the session
1946-47. Both experienced and inex-
perienced candidates will be consid-
ered for positions in the following,
Art (Elementary)
Commercial (Secondary)
Early Elementary (Kindergarten,
one through three)
Health Education (Elementary)
Industrial Arts (Elementary and
Later Elementary (Three through
Library (Elementary)
Music (Vocal)
Science (Elementary and Second-
Social Science (Elementary)
Special Education
Deaf; Orthopedic; Speech Cor-
rection; Behavior Classes, Mentally
Retarded (Academic, Industrial Arts,
and Health Education teachers are
needed for both younger and older
All candidates for permanent posi-
tions must participate in a selection
process which includes a psychologi-
cal test, speech test, and other tests3
and interviews. A bachelor's degree
and a Michigan Elementary Provi-
sional or Permanent Certificate are
required for intermediate or high
Application blanks may be ob-
tained from George H. Baker, Chair-
man, Personnel Committee, Board of
Education, Detroit 26, Michigan.
Further information may be ob-
tained from the Bureau of Appoint-
ments-Extension 489.

Academic Notices
English 2, Sec. 11, Mon., Wed., and
Fri. at 9:00, will meet hereafter in
104 Economics Bldg. instead of in
Lane Hall Basement.
J. McClennen
History and Orientation Seminar
today at 3:00 p.m. in 3001 A.H. Mr.
Keeler will conclude his discussion
on Geometric Construction.
Seminar in physical chemistry will
meet today at 4:15 p.m. in Room 410
Chemistry Bldg. Professor L. O.
Brockway will speak on "Electron
Diffraction Study of Films on Metal
Surfaces." All interested are invited.
May Festival Concerts. The sched-
ule of May Festival concerts is as fol-
The Philadelphia Orchestra will
participate in all performances.
THURSDAY, May 2, 8:30-Soloist:
Jussi Bjoerling, tenor; Eugene Or-
mandy, conductor.
I FRIDAY, May 3, 8:30-Mozart's
"Requiem" with Ruth Diehl, soprano;
Jean Watson, contralto; William
Hain, tenor; Nicola Moscona, bass;
University Choral Union, and Hardin
Van Deursen, conductor. Second
part: Nathan Milstein, violinist;
AlexanderIHilsberg, conductor.
SATURDAY, May 4, 2:30-Youth
Chorus, Marguerite Hood, conductor.
Anne Brown, soprano; Alexander
Hilsberg, conductor.
SATURDAY, May 4, 8:30-Bidu
Sayao, soprano; Eugene Ormandy,
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 2:30 - All-
Brahms program, with William Ka-
pell, pianist; Alexander Hilsberg,
SUNDAY, MAY 5, 8:30-Salvatore
Baccaloni, basso buffo; Rosalind Na-
dell, contralto soloist in Prokofieff's
"Alexander Nevsky" with Choral Un-
ion; Eugene Ormandy, conductor.
Michigan Historical Collections.
160 Rackham Building. Exhibit on
the "Public Schools in Michigan."
Hours: 8:00 to 12:00, 1:30 to 4:30
Monday through Friday; 8:00 to
12:00 Saturday.
Events Today
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
all foreign students and their Ameri-
can friends.

Willow Village Program:
Thursday, May 2: Home Planning. The Modern Poetry Club will meet
"What's New in Nutrition." Last of tonight at 7:30 in Room 3231 Angell
series of lectures and movies present- Hall. The club will meet in seminar
ed by Miss Adelia M. Beeuwkes, In-' (Continued on Page 6)
Fifty-Sixth Year
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