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SUNDAY, MAY 12, 1946

i I


Fifty-Sixth Year

Edited and managed by students of the University of
Michigan unler the authority of the Board in Control
of Student Publications.
Editorial Stafff
Margaret Farmer . . . . . . . Managing Editor
Hale Champion . . . . . . . Editorial Director
Robert 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 Stafff
Dorothy Flint . . . . . . . Business Manager
Joy Allman . . . . . . Associate Business Manager
Evelyn Mills . . . . . Associate Business Manager
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FOR many years now, jazzmen east of Kansas
City have been taking a very dim view of
all West Coast music. It's not hard to see why,
either, when you consider such cute L.A. products
as "Cement Mixer," Phil Harris' singing, or the
new national curse, "Vootaroony." California,
according to these Eastern musicians, is a nice
place to go for the cure, or maybe to pick up
some of that loose money, but as a locale for
good jazz music, never.
Some of the men coming back within the
past two or three months, though, have spread
the word that the Coast is changing. It is ap-
parently a very slow process, and the differ-
ence in taste out there isn't strong enough yet
to be recognized from here, but on the basis of
one album, the Asch "Jazz at the Philharmon-
ic," the new trend impresses me as important
and, for want of a better word, exciting.
The album has "How high the Moon" and
"Lady Be Good" divided up on the three 12-inch
records, with altoist Willie Smith, tenormen
Charlie Ventura and Illinois Jacquet, guitarist
Ulysses Livingston, and trumpeters Joe Guy and
Howard McGhee the featured soloists. The whole
thing was recorded during a jazz concert in Los
Angeles, and none of the men participating knew
these records were being cut. The resulting six
sides suffer from the customary defects of hasti-
ness and occasional over-excitement, but in the
light of the amazingly good jazz set down, these
criticisms have no consequence,
With the sole exception of Smith, whose work
has always been one of the seven wonders of the
jazz world, all the musicians are men I have
never knowingly heard before. Ventura was the
most disappointing to me, but that's largely be-
cause of the unfortunate contrast with Jacquet's
excellent horn, and both trumpeters are strong
and refreshing in their approaches. Incidentally,
the only man not identified on the labels is the
drummer, but I am assured by the man who
gave me the album that it is Gene Krupa, the
Chicago Flash.

.-Tex Walker
Filipino Students Support xas

CHARGES of collaborating with the Japanese
during their occupation of the Philippine
Islands have been leveled against Brigadier Gen-
eral Manuel Acuna Roxas, newly elected presi-
dent of the islands.
Most of us, however, apply that term, col-
laborationist, to any person who works with or
for an enemy government, but do not recognize
the goal towards which the individual is striving.
The Japanese may have thought that they were
duping the Filipinos when they allowed the
political element of that country to carry on the
administrative work necessary to keep the islands
under control rather than using great numbers
of their own countrymen for these offices. The
Filipinos, other than the greedy opportunists,
saw the chance for cooperation, which might
help to lessen their plight, prevent more mas-
sacres and perhaps make the Philippines some-
what immune from Japanese attack and des-
truction. Better to have the Filipinos in limited
control, directed by the Japs, than to have the
islands entirely under the jurisdiction of an
enemy who has no scruples when _it comes to
a decision.
On the other hand, it cannot be determined
whether this collaboration has saved the lives
or property of any Filipinos or reacted to their
welfare. The Filipinos could have refused to
cooperate with the Japanese, allowing only the
traitors to approach them, so that a line might
be drawn between those who had the best inter-
ests of the Philippines at heart and those who
did not.
Manuel Roxas belongs to that group of men
that was trying to alleviate the condition of the
Philippines under the guise of working with
the Japanese. Many prominent Filipinos now
on campus are of this same opinion. Mrs.
Rafaelito Soriano, president of the Philippine-
Michigan Club, worked with Military Intel-
ligence in Washington during the war, inter-
viewing Americans who evaded the Japanese
and the death march of Bataan by hiding in
the hills or in the homes of sympathetic Fili-
pinos. From them she learned that Manuel
Roxas was NOT a collaborationist.
Lt.-Col. Emigdio Cruz, a prominent Filipino
physician whose life was sought by the Japs,
escaped to the U.S. with the late President
Manuel Quezon. Later Quezon, working with the
Military Intelligence, sent Cruz back to the Phil-
ippines via a submarine and much secrecy, to
find out who was collaborating with the Jap-
anese in the real sense of the word. Mrs. Soriano
received definite information from Cruz which
proved beyond a doubt that Roxas was not col-
laborating with the Japanese.
TIHE FACT that Roxas was elected by a major-
ity of more than 100,000 of the popular vote
Merger Inside Navy
WASHINGTON-If Secretary of the Navy
James Forrestal wants to head off the Army-
Navy merger, he might do some merging in his
own department. As it is, some of his reserve
officers are about ready to believe the army is
Perhaps because the Navy is suffering from
admiralitis, Forrestal has set up a special dupli-
cating public relations coordinator. This Bureau

was also pointed out by Mrs. Soriano. She ex-
plained that the Filipinos who remained on the
islands throughout the war, and who were the
electors, would not vote for Roxas if they sus-
pected him of collaborationist activities.
Manuel Hizon, a Philippine graduate stu-
dent in mathematics, and a'personal friend of
the late Manuel Quezon, declared, "If you
realize what Roxas has done, these collabor-
ationist reports are very insignificant. Roxas
has not risen to power overnight. He worked
up to a general's rank under MacArthur, when,
as a member of the ROTC and a reserve officer
at the University of the Philippines, he volun-
teered to fight against the Japanese." In this
capacity the New York Times has said that
Roxas was well-liked by the U.S. Military.
LESS THAN TWO years ago when Manuel
Quezon was president, Roxas was one of the
three top men of the Philippines. He has served
as speaker of the House of Representatives and
Secretary of Finance. A magnetic, articulate
orator, Roxas is a foremost lawyer and a serious
student of economics.
Edward De Leon, a Philippine student in the
School of Engineering who knew Roxas per-
sonally before he left the Philippines six months
ago, agrees that Roxas is not a collaborator. He
has, however, one criticism to offer of Roxas,
who, as a member of Jose Laurel's puppet gov-
ernment during the Japanese occupation, was in
charge of distributing rice to all the people. The
rice was later found in the possession of the
Japs, Mr. De Leon explained; thus he either
gave it to the Japs, or they forced him to turn
it over to them. The facts are not known.
ANOTHER ASSAULT has been directed against
the new president. According to a high
source at the Malacan palace, Roxas supporters
terrorized the voters in at least three provinces.
In Pampanga province, two of President Sergio
Osmena's supporters were killed and a third
wounded by masked men.
There is no real evidence that these accus-
ations are true of Roxas' Liberal Nacionalistas
rather than of the Democratic Alliance, now
demanding land reform in the great rice-
growing area of the islands. The Alliance is
known as an emotionally inspired group which
is led by a guerilla band, the Huks, that has
never hesitated to use force to accomplish its
ends, and which is frequently engaged in
armed quarrels with other guerilla bands. Two
persons dead and one injured is a small num-
ber compared to those who have been slain in
the history of the elections of the United
States. The Philippines are lucky to have only
three people on their list.
Let us look into the facts before we shout
collaborationist. How can we expect Roxas to
cooperate with the U.S. policy in the Far East
or how can he expect in return a loan for re-
habilitation in the Philippines, if we close our
ears to the voice of the Filipinos who have shown
their faith in him by electing him president.
-Alice Carlson

S'1UART LITTLE by E. B. White. Pictures by
Garth Williams. Harper & Brothers, New
York, 1945. 131 pages.
STUART LITTLE is a book for children, and
for people who \vuuld like to be. It is the story
of a little mouse born to human parents, and
his difficulties therein.
The story happens along' in complete accord
with the pattern of ch4ldish whimsy. You can
crawl back comfortably into the old mood, and
remember how it was. If the humor seems to
get a little out of hand sometimes or if the
philosophizing is not quite as sharp as you had
hoped, the general effect is still that of gentle
enchantment. -
Stuart is a pleasant and obliging little char-
acter, with just the proper amount of swagger
about him. His mouseness doesn't interfere
at all with his being mostly human; in the
excellent illustrations, he even looks human.
It is pretty much a matter of his being little,
arnd suspicious of cats. And there is the always
interesting threat that he just may revert to
type and disappear forever down the mouse-
hole in the family pantry.
IS littleness is treated quite casually, and
with respect. The author will remark calmly
that Stuart "felled a dandelion," or "sat down
on a twig and buried his head in his hands"; and
if you expected anything different, it's your own
No timid soul, Stuart manages to get him-
self involved in an awful lot of excitement,
for a mouse. He wins a terribly nautical sail-
boat race in Central Park, nearly gets dumped
into the East River as part of a load of garbage,
and runs away from home in a little car that
will become invisible if you push the right
This running away from home business is not
at all an encouragement to indiscriminate re-
volt; Stuart is out to look for a friend of his, a
bird named Margalo. Though the author doesn't
say so, you can't help noticing that it is probably
a case of true love. When the book ends, Stuart
ti still searching, heading north toward "swamps
where cedars grow and turtles wait on logs but
not for anything in particular." You are pretty
sure he'ifll iak e it.
-Mary Brush
GeneralL ibrary List
Ilottome, Phyllis
The Life Line. Boston, Little, 1946.
Corbett, Jim
Man-eaters of Kumaon. New York, Oxford,
Huxley, Aldous
Science, Liberty and Peace. New York, Harper,
McWilliams, Vera
Lafcadio Hearn. Boston, Houghton, 1946.
Van Paasen, Pierre
Earth Could Be Fair. New York, The Dial
Press, 1946.
Wainwright, Jonathan M.
General Wainwright's Story. New York,
Doubleday, 1946.
Welty, Eudora
Delta Wedding. New York, Harcourt, 1946.
Educational Ethics
THE Graduate Education Club invited repre-
sentatives of the Michigan State Teachers
Club, the Michigan Federation of Teachers, and
the Michigan Education Association to speak at

the May 7th meeting in the Horace Rackham
Miss Jean MacKay spoke for the Michigan
State Teachers Club and Mr. Arthur Elder for
the MichigansFederation of.Teachers, but Mr.
Phillips declined stating:
"I do not care to enter into a debate or
argument with the Michigan Federation of
Teachers and that is what would happen if
both of us were on the program."
The members of the club voted unanimously
that the following resolution be sent to Mr.
Phillips and The Daily:
Resolved: that the Graduate Education Club
of the University of Michigan consider the action
of the Michigan Education Association in re-
fusing to appear at the request of the Graduate
Education Club, on a program with represent-
atives of the Michigan Teachers Club and the
Michigan Federation of Teachers, solely on the
grounds of a policy opposed to appearing on a
platform and defending their program before
these organizations, as a dereliction of duty to
the teachers of Michigan and indefensible con-
duct on the part of a professional teacher org-
duct on the part of a professional teacher
-Viola Brody, Secretary.
Graduate Education Club

-eL'GLle Clo the CkiZLor

store signed affidavits that their em-
Dominie Says


Publication in the Daily Official Bul-

W HICH ONE of us does not at letin is constructive notice to all mem-
o he bers of the University. Notices for the
time desair f th puruitBulletin should be sent in typewritten
which engages him? Edna St. Vin- form to the Assistant to theyPresident,
cent Millay somewhere pictures facts 1021 Angell Hall, by 3:30 p.m. on the day
falling as numerous as stars but man preceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-
having no loom to weave them into urdays).
the fabric of our lives. One of Amer- e
ica's able personalistic philosophers, SUNDAY, MAY 12, 1946
Edgar Brightman in "Nature and VOL. LVI, No. 138
Value" has written a most readable
book in which "Nature is seen as in- Notices
strumental to spiritual values." For
him nature is imminent in God not Ccnservation of Coal: Measures,
God in nature. His God is germane. are being taken to conform, in so far
"Spiritual personality is viewed as the as is practicable, to Mayor Brown's

true reality of all things and the goal
of all striving." (p. 129) In the daily
work of a University with its exact-
ness as to details such perspective
is difficult to maintain but must be
"The search for more facts as
the cure for our present ills in the
social sciences is like suggestingI
that the remedy for indigestion is
more food." (Arnold S. Nash, in
"The University and the Modern
World" p. 139) But to illustrate the
point - "the latest ten year listing
of chemical abstracts contains two
million entries"-says Nash. Every
department in Sociology in com-
mon with those in Psychology, Bi-
ology, or Anthropology has diffi-
culty in relating new data to the
general discipline, to say nothing
about the difficulty of using that
new knowledge or any fresh grasp
in the day to day impulses or the
habits of the researcher himself.
NOW this does not justify us in do-
ing any one of the following futile
things, (1) deciding that facts are
useless as many traditionalists do.
(2) Never justifies one in freezing
his philosophy of life at some distant
hot spring of revealed truth or emo-
tional committment, as all oftus in
formal religion are too apt to do.
(3) Does not justify us in renouncing
Social Science as hopelessly unscien-
tific as many laboratory or physical
scientists gratuitously insist. (4) Can-
not justify the complacency of the
business reactionary who desires
status quo so he can be as certain of
independence as his grandfather in
an isolated western world. (5) Should
not be used as a pendulum to swing
mankind to the opposite side of the
arc where no facts are essential, as
on occasion either mystic or artist
can do to legitimate purpose.
But the presence of facts along side
of a new social behavior and the in-
crease of emotions due to the un-
known might well suggest that faith
does continue to perform not all func-
tions but some of the functions es-
sential to successful living, the at-
tainment of community and the de-
velopment of a system of values. All
of which says: A fertile field for the
social sciences always dramatically
before us should claim a few millions
of money, and some of the global ex-
citement now going into bigger and
better bombs.
Religionhas like validity, but suf-
fers like delays. Human knowledge,
though it is not the Truth, does refer
to and look into Truth. This Truth
which alone is absolute is what all
branches of knowledge alike, but by
a different technique are endeavoring
to grasp. Our attention is directed
to this question by the coming Con-
ference on Science, Philosophy and
Religion whose seventh annual ses-
sion is to take place at the University
of Chicago in August. Every scholar
is asked to restate his proposed solu-
tion. For convenience the problem
might be stated thus: How can we
speedily weave man's known facts
and values into a seamless social or-
-Edward W. Blakeman
Counselor of Religious

request that the City observe "brown-
out" procedures.
Campus lighting time clocks have
been adjusted to conserve electricity:
floodlights on Burton Memorial
Tower ore turned off; the Cooley
Memorial Fountain motor is oper-
ating on reduced time; all janitors
and night watchmen are instructed
to turn off lights where found to be
May we depend on all members of
the staff to conscientiously consider
their responsibility and wholeheart-
edly co-operate toward the desired
Graduate Faculty meeting will be
held Monday at 4:10 p.m., in the
Rackham Amphitheater. Members
should come prepared to make nom-
inations for replacements on the Ex-
ecutive Board.
Men's Residence Halls. Reapplica-
tions for the FALL and SPRING
TERMS for men now living in the
Residence Halls are ready for dis-
tribution. Blanks may be secured
from the Office of the Dean of Stu-
dents. All applications for reassign-
ment must be in the hands of the
Dean of Students ON OR BEFORE
MAY 20.
Women Students: In compliance
with the national need to conserve
electricity, women students are ur'ged
to turn off all lights not actually in
use in their rooms. Now 1s the time
to redouble normal efforts inhecono-
my because of the coal situation.
Each woman student is notified
that the University expects her to
vacate her place of residence at the
end of the spring term within twen-
ty-four hours after her last examina-
tion. Graduating seniors may remain
until the day after Commencement.
This applies to all places of residence.
Arrangements for the Victory Re-
union necessitate compliance with
this regulation.
All women students, except those
who have dormitory applications on
file, are reminded to complete their
housing arrangements for the fall
semester of 1946 immediately. Be-
cause of the acute housing shortage,
any who have not already applied to
the Office of the Dean of Women for
supplementary housing must do so
at once, if they wish a place to live.
-Office of the Dean of Women
1945 Michiganensian: All those
who have subscriptions and who have
not yet called for their 1945 Mich-
iganensian must do so before Friday,
May 17. After this date, all 'Ensians
which have not been distributed will
be sold to those on the waiting list
of last fall.
Mechanical and Chemical Engin-
eering Seniors: Dr Lowell L. Fel-
linger of Monsanto Chemical Com-
pany, St. Louis research department,
will interview students for permanent
or summer (1946) employment, Tues-
day, May 14, in Room 218 West En-
gineering Building. Interview sched-
ule is posted on the Bulletin Board at
Room 221 W. Eng. Bldg.
All Students interested in working
on any phase of Student Government
contact Judy Chayes, 23119, at once.
State of Michigan Civil Service Ex-
amination announcements have been
received in this office for:
Pflnlr'1 a ' n tcr4,no'.-VTCRnnv 4 t fn

Arbor on Tuesday at the Army Re-
cruiting Office between 3:00-7:00
p.m., to interview applicants for
teaching positions in the Pacific
Theatre. Well qualified teachers of
French and Spanish will be consid-
ered specifically. Salary is $3640 plus
25 per cent for overseas duty. If any
further information is desired about
these instructorships, call the the
Bureau of Appointments and Oui-
pational Information.
Men interested in positions at Yel-
lowstone National Park next summer
may. obtain further information and
application blanks at the Bureau of
Appointments and Occupational in-
formation, 201 Mason Hll.
Willow Village Program for May 12-
May 19 for veterans and their wives:
Sunday, May 12: Classical Music,
(records), 3 p.m., Office.
Monday, May 13: Child Care Clas-
ses, Pre-Natal, 2 p.m.; Care of the
Well Child, 8 p.m., West Court Com-
munity House.
Tuesday, May 14: Lecture, Profes-
sor Wesley H. Maurer, Department
of Journalism, will give the final lec-
ture in this series, 2 P.m. Conference
Room, West Lodge.
Tuesday, May 14: Safety Series,
"Play Safe." Movies on recreation
without regrets, highlighted by a talk
by Professor Shirley W. Allen, De-
partment of Forestry and Conser-
vation, on "Some Unusual Safety
Tricks." Sponsored by FPHA in co-
cperatiqp ,with Washtenaw County
Chapter, American Red Cross. 8 p.m..
Willow Village Community Building.
Wednesday, May 15: Bridge, 2-4
p.m.; 8-10 p.m. Conference Room,
West Lodge.
Thursday, May 16: Home Planning,
"Planning Kitchens for Your Future
Homes." Margaret W. Andersen,
Home Service Director, Michigan
Consolidated Gas Company. Final
program in series. 2 p.m. Conference
Room, West Lodge.
Friday, May 17: Dancing Classes
Beginners, 7 p.m.; Advanced, 8 p.m.;
Open Dancing, 9-10 p.m., Auditorium,
West Lodge.
Friday, May 17: Leadership Class,
Dr. Fred G. Stevenson, Extension
Staff, will conduct the final meeting
of this class. 8 p.m. Conference
Room, West Lodge.
Saturday, May 18: Square Dance,
Scott Coburn, caller. It is important.
to be present for the forming of
Squares at 8:30. 8-11:30 Auditorium
West Lodge.
Sunday, May 19: Classical Music,
records, program planned by Mr.
Weldon Wilson, 3 p.m. Office, West
University Lecture: Dr. George W.
Beadle, Professor of Biology, Stan-
ford University, will lecture on the
subject, "Genes and the Chemistry of
Life," at 4:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 14,
in the Rackham Amphitheater; aus-
pices of the Departments of Biolo-
gical Chemistry and Zoology. The
public is invited.
Sigma Xi Lecture. Dr. Carey Cro-
neis, President of Beloit College, Wis-
consin, and a noted scientist in Ge-
ology and Paleontology, will deliver a'
lecture in Natural Science Auditor-
ium Tuesday evening, May 14, begin-
ning at 8:00. His subject, "A Billion
Years of Conflict." Members of Sigma
Xi may bring guests.
Alexander Ziwet Lecture in Math-
ematics: The fourth lecture in the
series on Mathematical Theory of
Gas Flow, Flames and Detonation
Waves by Professor Kurt Friedrichs
of New York University will be given
Monday at 3:00 in 3011 Angell Hall
All interested are invited to attend.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for John
Raymond Dice, Chemistry; thesis:
"Derivatives of 4-Methyl-1, 2, 3, 4-

Tetrahydrophenanthrene," Monday,

Ann Arbor PricJs ployer had handled between a quar-
ter and half a million dollars in race
To The Editor: track bets in the last year. The last
WHEN the Free Press sent its star item is especially illustrative - no
establishment can handle such a vol-
snooper over to Ann Arbor, it re-e h ume of betting without everyone in
vealed a lack of imagination typical town knowing about it (including the
of a newspaper with absentee owner- police) if they want to do so.
ship. If he had waited until he got
here before determining what sort of But the straw that broke the
story to write, he would have found coke bottle was the headline in
plenty of material. Ann Arbor is rot- yesterday's Daily, "Cost of Living
ting in many ways, but perhaps least For Vets Kept Down at 'U'."
of all in the matter of coed morals.
E.g., within the last few months there Everyone knows that the students
have appeared the following stories: here take a royal rooking from the
1. A returning vet was suing a city townspeople - (everyone except the
health inspector because said inspec- Daily editors with their high-powered
tor, who had rented the vet's home, editorials on the situation in Outer
had filled the basement with gar- Mongookistan, etc.) Simple examples
bage; 2. The city prosecutor was are the bus fares - twice as high as
being sued for drunk and disorderly they are in Kalamazoo, which is a
conduct; 3 Employees of a city cigar


larger city, the cost of meals when I
was home in Kalamazoo a few weeks
back I had a good steak dinner for
95c) and the recent hike in haircut
However, it's adding insult to in-
jury for the Daily to proudly an-
nounce that cost of li ing foi Univer-
sity veterans has been held lower
than at four out of fourteen other
schools -- Adrian, Cass Tech. and
Flint and Highland Park Junior Col-
What's the cost at the Michimilli-
mackinac Kindergarten for Unmar-
ried Grandmothers?
-Paul Kircher
(E)ITOR'S NOTF: 'Thi survey in
question was made by the Miichigan
Veterans' Association. We print news;
we don't announce proudly.)


By Crockett Johnson

I'm not as good as I was,

See. The old mitt /fused at

DInoed iJohn-


Abner Doublday, m'boy. And a chap namedj



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