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THURSDAY. MAY 16, 1946


* A World We Never Made
Fifth Column "Mousie Housie-A nimble mouse in a sturdy
house . . . This toy is entertainment for the
THE INSUFFERABLE AD MEN are in the of- family as well as for the cat."
fice again and as usual can't be silenced. There are other items like Crocheted Cello-
We knew other advertising outfits would make phane Balls and Bright Red Christmas Mice-
the '46 Mothers' Day unforgettable, but we hadn't which we don't have the strength to describe.
expected treason from our own ad staff. We'll take simple refuge in our long belief that
This bunch of "Look, No Hands" promoters a cat's place is in the alley. What's this outfit
came up with a couple of neat lines that ought trying to do, upset the Chain of Being?
to be overlooked for the sake of charity, but tryingptodo, ngpse th in of Beg?
won't be. Suggests one,.b (Items appearing in this column are written
by members of the Daily editorial staff and edited
"Remember Mother with freshly-roasted pea- by the Editorial Director.)
A second takes a lot of uncertain filial rela- 1'D RATHER lE RIGHT:
tionships for granted with, "Shy about expressing
affection? Send Mom a bouquet and you'll be e "}
repaid a thousand-fold by the look in her eyes Spiritual Hg
as she murmurs "Thank you."
We're all set for Fathers' Day with a slogan By SAMUEL GRAFTON
of our own, "Don't let that Oedipus complex get ASKED A BOOK PUBLISHER how the Ameri-
you down." can mood had changed, if any, in the year
* * * * since the end of the war in Europe; and he said,
In The Dear, Dead Days well, you now get a kind of negative reaction to
IE'E BEEN TELLING YOU for some time books about the war, they have to be specially
that tBe nTewspaNerYOckeforasomettime good to sell at all. He admitted there had been
that the newspaper racket was a tough a drop in book sales generally; this, he said, was
dollar. This post card from the morning mail partly, but only partly, seasonal, and he said it
"I would like to know if your paper printed was his feeling that magazine reading was also
"Ie story on the kedicakno of thr newr ir-e off a bit. Books that are amusing sell well, he
the story on the dedication of the new Fair- said; and then he brightened and added that
grounds race track in 1922 by Rudy Huebner, there was a boom in books on housing, how to
dirt champion race driver of Michigan in 1922." build and how to furnish same. This transfer
(Editor's note: The oldest members of this of interest from the world at large to the small,
staff-three at the time-informs us that there individual house we hope to live in is perhaps
was too much local copy that day; Rudy was significant of the change that has taken place in
squeezed out by a story about the effects of the Amercian mood during the last year.
osmosis on dandelion greens. He's not sure, but One develops a feeling that the common people
he'll check it with Wordsworth.) are, to a degree, pulling their horns in, lapsing
more into personal concerns, and giving up their
4ll Cats Are Created tentative, war-time grasp on world affairs. A
TS A MATTER of more or less recognized fact kind of political atomization has taken place;
that the care and feeding of humans is as yet there is nothing to replace our former concen-
an inexact science-not so in the case of cats. tration on the job of defeating Hitler. The re-
A few quotes from a brochure which sideslipped turning veterans have not, in spite of predic-
into the office the other day ought to silence the tions, shaped up as political entity, either con-
dubious, servative or liberal.
"Scratching Post (Do not confuse this scratch- It is a confused, spiritually hungry time, in
ing post with any other you may have seen). which attention shifts from the great world,
Simple directions with each post." and turns inward, partly as the result of a
bungled reconversion; it is an insecure off-center
tired sort of time, ideal for the making of large
national mistakes. Perhaps that is what ultra-
Sconservative opinion counts on, as it hopes to
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily clinch an election victory this fall; an uncertain
are written by members of The Daily staff mandate, absent-mindedly given by a pre-
and represent the views of the writers only. occupied people
(Copyright, 1946, N.Y. Post Syndicate)
Philippines Deserve Best

c[,ietteri to IIe 6ditor
The 'New' Jazz
To The Editor:
IN THE SUNDAY ISSUE of The Daily, the
usually capable Lex Walker fell far short of
the mark in describing the new, history-making
album, Jazz at the Philharmonic. It is only once
in a decade that a musical gem, such as this
album, is uncovered and presented for public
And like a gem, Jazz at the Philharmonic
sparkles for two reasons. Initially, this is the
first time in history that a real jam session has
been put on wax successfully, capturing the spon-
taneity, the clinkers, and the wonderfully-timed
extemporaneous ensemble work behind each
soloist that comes naturally when men of inesti-
mable ability become moved by good music.
The album reflects a happy, joyous kind of
music that has beat and soul, and yet does not
represent the ultimate in jazz. The men are
good. They swing, and they've got a certain
spirit that could never have been captured
under any other circumstances. Gone are the
limitations in terms of time on the ten- or
twelve-inch record which naturally hampers
the technique, muscianship and inventiveness
of the artist. Gone also is the jazz which is
set up in terms of carefully notated arrange-
ments and minutely planned solos.
IT HAS BEEN SAID that jazz grew essentially
out of the impulse for individualism. The
greatest jazz performers are musical non-con-
formists-the virile originators who relinquish the
norm to create new modes. Jazz at the Philhar-
monic reflects a new trend in American swing-
the much discussed "re-bop" style, initiated by
the indefatiguable Dizzy Gillespie, and copied
by 367,890 other musicians at the last count.
In this album, the "re-bop" off chord, solo gym-
nastics are effectively given off by Gillespie's
foremost disciples, Howard McGhee and Joe
Guy, who display wonderful jazz sense in their
In the first and most outstanding recording
"How High the Moon," Illinois Jacquet, origi-
nator of the "Flying Home" tenor sax solo,
blows a powerful, heavily-intonated series of
riffs that overshadow the subsequent reed
work of Charlie Ventura, one of Krupa's side-
men, who turns in a beautifully restrained ten-
or sax solo. The ensemble work in this tune
is wonderful, each man displaying an incredibly
harmonic ear.
After nice spots by Garland Finney on piano,
and Howard Livingston (reminding one of the
late Charlie Christian) on electric guitar, Willie
Smith brings this exciting number to a climax by
executing his greatest alto solo. The erstwhile
Harry James' saxist reaches the heights of jazz
emotion, and when it seems that his horn is ut-
terly uncontrolled, Smith knocks it off with a
highly sensitive return to the melody for three
short bars, which leads gently into a thrilling
exhibition by the "Chicago Flash" (anonymity
for Gene Krupa) on the drums.
-Bill Matney, Jr.
* * s a
Whose Conflict?
To The Editor:
VITAL MATTERS affecting the Palestine ques-
tion have not been brought out in your letter
column so far, and deserve to be stated.
First, all of the Arab opposition in Palestine
against Jewish imigration is embodied in a hand-
ful of feudal landlords whose main grudge against
the Jewish immigrant consists of the fact that
he has raised immeasurably the Arab living stan-
dard, thereby depriving Arab landlords of much
of their power over their poorer countrymen
whom they had ruthlessly exploited. It should
require no reiteration by this time that Pales-
tinian Arab health and living standards as well
as Arab immigration to Palestine, have risen
consistently and in geometric proportion to the
influx of Jews.
Second, there is no conflict between Jews
and Arabs in Palestine. The Arab population,
if canvassed honestly and impartially, would
declare itself overwhelmingly in favor of in-
creased Jewish immigration. The 1300 years in
which the Arabs are supposed to have domin-

ated the country they were almost invariably
a pitifully suppressed group, groaning under
the Crusader or the Ti rk. It is nonsense now
to speak of a political consciousness among this
vast group of illiterate peasants whose educa-
tional processes begin mostly in Jewish schools.
The conflict exists. But it is a conflict between
Jews, to whom the question of Palestine is liter-
ally a question of life or death, and an Arab
clique, spawned by the Nazis, but now backed by
Britain and by Russia, a clique clinging leech-
like to their people through possession of both
wealth and oil.
-Richard Arens


June 13 to June 19, 1946
NOTE: For the courses having both lectures and quizzes, the time
of exercise is the time of the first lecture period of the week; for
courses having quizzes only, the time of exercise is the time of the first
quiz period.
Drawing and laboratory work may be continued through the exam-
ination period in amount equal to that normally devoted to such work
during one week.
Certain courses will be examined at special periods as noted below
the regular schedule. All cases of conflicts between assigned examina-
tiqn periods must be reported for adjustment. See bulletin board out-
side of Room 3209 East Engineering Building between May 29 and June
5, for instruction. To avoid misunderstandings and errors, each stu-
dent should receive notification from his instructor of the time and
place of his appearance in each course during the period June 13 to
June 19.
No date of examination may be changed without the consent of
the Classification Committee.


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 Colburn. 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). 3 p.m. Office, West Lodge.

Time of Exercise

Time of Examination





June 13
June 15
June 14
June 18
June 19
June 17
June 13





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University Lecture: Dr. Leonard D.
Vhite, Professor of Public Adminis-
ation at the University of Chicago,
ill lecture on contemporary prob-
ms in the national civil service at
:15 p.m., Thursday, May 16, in the
ackham Amphitheatre; auspices of
he Institute of Public Administration
ad the Department of Political Sci-
nce. All interested persons invited.
Mathematics Lecture. Dr. Frantisek
Tolf of the University of California
'ill talk on "Boundary Behavior of
[armonic Functions" today, in Room
011 Angell Hall.
Alexander Ziwet Lectures in Mathe-
matics. The final lecture of this series
vill be given by Professor Kurt Fried-
ichs of New York University on Fri-
Jay, May 17, at 3:00 in Room 3011
Angell Hall. The subject will be: "On
he Interrelation between Point Spec-
ra and Continuous Spectra."
Academic Notices
History and Orientation Seminar
will meet today at 3:00 p.m., in Room
3001 Angell Hall. The Pohlke Theor-
em will be discussed by Mr. Dangl.
Seminar in physical chemistry will
meet today in Room 410 Chemistry
Building, at 4:15 p.m. There will be
a discussion about peroxy-compounds.
All interested are invited.


Chem-Met 1; ,E.E. 2a * Thursday
Draw. 1; M.E. 1; Span.; German*Friday
E.M. 1; C.E. 2 *Saturday
Draw. 3; Surv. 1, 2, 4 * Monday
Draw. 2; M.E. 3; French *Monday
Econ. 53, 54; English 11 * Tuesday
M.P. 2, 3, 4 * Wednesday

June 13
June 14
June 15
June 17
June 17
June 18
June 19


*This may also be used as an irregular period, provided there
conflict with the regular printed schedule above.
Prescribed V-12 courses will also follow the above schedule.

is no

MY RECENT EDITORIAL recommended that,
since the political situation in the Philip-
pines is unstable, the most practical American
action would be to delay for two or three years
the decree of complete independence which is
now scheduled for this Fourth of July..
Most of the strong reaction from Filipino
students on campus has been the defense of
President Manual Roxos which objected to the
consideration of him as a collaborator. There is
much to be said for Roxas, and it is a healthy
sign that the Filipinos have rallied to the support
of their president.
It should be noted, however, that the contro-
versy about Roxas has in no way invalidated
the basic argument for delaying Philippine
The argument for delaying independence is
concerned solely with the fact that Roxas did
collaborate, for, while he may very well have
had the best interests of the people at heart,
the uncontestable fact is that there is a large
group of Filipinos who do not believe so. They
are convinced that he was a traitor and are
bitterly opposed to him. Consequently, the
solution to the already complex problem of the
Central Luzon Plain has been further com-
plicated because of the wide rift between
Roxas as the head of the government and the
peasants who are seeking land reform.
Regardless of the motivations of the Demo-
cratic Alliance, High Commissioner Paul V. Mc-
Nutt agrees that the peasants have a just cause
in their demands for relief from the undemo-
cratic feudal landlordism that now exists.
IT WAS STATED that Roxas, in sharp contrast
to the peasants, was a member of the wealthy
landlord class and was supported by the Ameri-
can and Philippine moneyed interests. Does it
matter that the lands are in his wife's name?
Roxas advanced no program for solving the
problems involved in land reform. His pre-war
record is apparently brilliant; but, liberalism was
certainly not evident during his campaign when
he advocated .the suppression of the peasants
by force. Surely this is no solution to the problems
of a people with a just cause!
As the situation appears at present, civil strife
is inevitable unless some compromise can be
reached that will be satisfactory to both parties.
This is the crucial point in the consideration of
the Phillipines. Internal conflict can destroy the
national unity of the Islands for years to come
and greatly impair the ability of the Philippines
to function as an independent country. Surely
the unity of the Filipino people is worth the
prestige Ameriva would lose by delaying inde-
The continuation of American control for two
or three years during the beginning of large-scale
rehabilitation would provide a stabilizing in-
fluence to promote and encourage a peaceful
solution to the most pressing problems. Under

is no reason to presume that Congress is com-
posed of idealists who will fulfil America's moral
obligation to aid the Philippines after they
become independent.
All Americans should have an active interest
in the success of Philippine independence be-
cause it involves not only the people of the
Philippines but indirectly all of the peoples of
Asia who will be watching closely. A successfully
independent Philippines will be a great en-
couragement to the people of Asia.
Since it seems probable that the final decree
will come this year, despite its inadvisability, it
is our solemn responsibility to aid the Islands
as much as we possibly can. The Philippines have
been promised rehabilitation funds ever since
1944. A year and a half is a long time for an
appropriations bill to remain in Congress; the
Islands need the money now.
-Tom Walsh
Open Forums
year, unusual emphasis is this year being
placed on the importance of public education and
interchange of ideas between voters and party
This is especially apparent in the Republican
Party. Harold Stassen's plan for a nationwide
system of open forums, composed of rank and
file members of the party is already operating
in 35 states and according to its originator is
proving highly successful. The fact that it is
finding particular favor among younger voters
and veterans may cause a counter move by the
Democrats whose hold on young people may be
decreasing even though Gallup polls have re-
vealed that most young people favor continuance
of the New Deal policy.
Mr. Stassen's plan has become essentially
a means for informing party leaders of public
opinion and has worked on the principle of a
two way thinking process between.rank and
file members and major party policy framers.
While no specific comparable move has been
contemplated by the Democrats, the strong
political arm of the CIO-PAC may, in spite of
its claim of being an educational and not a
political organization, serve to perform a simi-
lar function between Democratic voters and
party leaders.
Without being under the offical wing of the
Democratic Party, it is altogether possible that
discussional forum groups will spring up under
P.A.C. sponsorship.
-Alice Jorgensen

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,
1021 Angell Hall, by 3:30 p.m. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a.n. Sat-
THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1946 {
VOL. LVI, No. 141
To the Members of the University
At the meeting of the Senate on
Monday, May 20, at 4:15 p.m. in the
Rackham Amphitheatre, considera-
tion will be given to the following
Annual Report of the Senate Ad-
visory Committee on University Af-
A. D. Moore, Chairman
Memorandum from the Deans'
Conference on Sabbatical Leaves.
F. E. Robbins, Secretary
Enrollment Problems. Provost J.
P. Adams.
Building Program. Vice-President
R. P. Briggs.
Other matters as may be presented
by members of the Senate and by
President A. G. Ruthven.
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.
Memorandum to Married Univer-
sity of Michigan Veterans at Wil-
low Village: Because of the acute
housing situation, and the possibility
that no quarters will be available at a
later date at Willow Village, the Uni-
versity strongly recommends that
student veterans occupying apart-
ments for married students at Willow
Village retain their quarters, during
the summer.
All women students attending the
Crease Ball Friday will have late per-
missionluntil one-thirty. Calling
hours will not be extended.
Electrical and Mechanical Engin-
eering Sophomores: The Detroit Edi-
son Company is willing' to take sever-
al students under the Cooperative
Course. This course alternates per-
iods of company employment with at-
tendance at school, with a view to
ultimate permanent employment. Stu-
dents interested should immediately
consult Professors Axel Marn, Room
241 and S. S. Atwood, Room 277, W.
Engineering Bldg.
1945 Michiganensian: All those
who have subscriptions and who have

not yet called for their 1945 Michi-
ganensian must do so by tomorrow,
May 17. After this date, all 'Ensians
which have not been distributed will
be sold to those on the waiting list
of last fall.
All students who expect to become
candidates for a teacher's certificate
in February, June, or August, 1947,
should call for an application form
at the office of the School of Edu-
cation, Room 1437 University Ele-
mentary School. Application forms
should be filled in and returned to
the School of Education by May 27.




Zoology Seminar will meet tonight
at 7:30 in the Rackham Amphithea-
tre. Dr. Don W. Hayne will speak on
"The Correlation of Pelage Color and
Soil Color in the old-field Mouse."
This seminar is open to the public.

Men qualified to teach: Friday af-
ternoon, May 17, and Saturday morn-
ing, May 18, Dr. Leslie W. Leavitt, of
the Near East College Association,
will be in the office of the Bureau of
Appbintments and Occupational In-
formation to interview men who are
qualified to teach in various schools
and colleges in Athens, Baghdad, Bei-
rut and Istanbul. There are vacancies
for English and General Science in-
structors on the secondary level and
for Chemistry, Commerce, Mathe-
matics, Economics, Sociology and En-
gineering Mathematics on the college
level. Contracts will be for three
years. For further information and
appointments with Dr. Leavitt, call
4121, Ext. 489, Miss Briggs.


The University of Michigan Von-
cert Band, William D. Revelli, Con-
ductor, will be heard at 8t30 tonight
in Hill Auditorium, in its annual
spring concert. The program will in-
clude Siegfried's Rhine Journey, from
Wagner's "Gotterdammerung," Cor-
net Trio "Bolero" by Walter Smith,
played by Mary Kelly, Dorothy and
Margaret Bosscawen; Rachmanin-
off's Italian Polka, Paganini's Per-
petual Motion; Summertime, from
"Porgy and Bess," in which Joseph
Skrzynski will appear as trombone
soloist. This will be followed by Ja-
maican Rumba by Benjamin, and the
Finale from Dvorak's "New World
Symphony." The concert will be open
to the general public without charge.


A representative from American
Viscose Corp. will be in the Bureau
of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall,
today, to interview men who are
chemical, electrical, industrial, or
mechanical engineers; also chemists
or physicists who have their M.A. de-
gree. Call ext. 371 for an appointment.

Events Today


Miss Betty Coy of Chicago and
Southern Airlines will be at the Bur-
eau of Appointments on Friday, May
17, to interview senior "girls for ste-
wardess positions. Call ext. 371 for
an appointment.


Econcentrics: Student's Economics
Club will meet tonight at 8:30 in
Room 302, Union. The speaker will
be Mr. Charles F. Sarle, Assistant
Chief of the Weather Bureau, and
an executive in Commodity Credit,
who will speak on "Career Oppor-
tunities in Government Service." All
are invited, especially political sci-
ence, economics, sociology, and his-
tory majors.
The Art Cinema League presents
"Peg of Old Drury", a British histori-
cal film of the stage, in middle-18th
century London. Anna Neagle as Peg
Woffington and Sir Cedric Hardwicke
as David Garrick. Tonight, Friday,
and Saturday, at 8:30. Box office
opens 2:00 p.m. daily. Reservations
phone 6300. Lydia Mendelssohn The-


Willow Village Program for veterans
and their wives:


. I

0using Shortage - 1871
T IS SURPRISING that, while we in New York
are vexing ourselves so ceaselessly about our
crowded city, and the need of new and swift
methods of transit by which we may reach the
outlying spaces around us, there should be at our
very hand the means of nearly doubling our pre-
sent population without inconveniently packing
the inhabitants. . . . There is no reason why the
buildings in the city should not be constructed
upon a plan that would give two or three upper
floors for residences. . . . The buildings ought to
be fully eight stories high, and the highest story
would be the most desirable. -Harper's

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

Tea at the International Center:
The weekly informal teas at the
International Center on Thursdays,
from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. are open to
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