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Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
Jrrelevant and Immaterial
WE READ YESTERDAY of a bank clerk who
fastidiously embezzled from a midwestern
institution over a period of ten years and now
faces a long term in one of our more progressive
The Legals are still wondering about his alibi
though. It seems that he brought a lunch pail
to work every day, had lost it, and was searching
for it when he was apprehended carting off some
Not to be outsmarted, the Legals said they
weren't for a moment duped by this story. What,
they asked, if he had lost a tuba?
We can't figure that one either.
Oh, for the Good Old Days
EVER REGARDING ourselves as among the
"thinking people," we have followed the
policies of atomic energy with feverish interest.
We've signed petitions, attended lectures,
written our Congressmen.
But never had we realized the broad, in com-
prehensible and profoundly disturbing impli-
cations of atom-splitting until we passed an
Arcade dress shop a couple of days ago.
In the window of the establishment, dis-
played between two maternity jackets, was a
placard announcing a lecture, "The Social
Implications of Atomic Energy."
It was different in dad's day.
Kids Are Like A nyone Else
RECONVERTING to what, our four-year old
friend John wants to know.
OK, kid, we'll tell you and it isn't pleasant.
We've learned through a page of inspired liter-
ature that they're planning a lot of things for
the comfort of your generation.
First, there are going to be nonmetallic bump-
ers and fenders on cars. "They will be built of
low-pressure molded glass fiber laminates."
Second, "rectifiers will probably be used for
Third, an electronic stethoscope is being de-
veloped. "The machine," we're told, "can be
adjusted to amplify high sounds and to subdue
low body sounds.
Look Who 's Burning Books,
THE GERMANS are lucky people. For over a
decade they were spared the reading of any
"democratic, pacifistic, Jewish" literature by the
simple expedient of having the Nazi party burn
all such extant written material.
Now, happily, with the Allied forces appar-
ently in control of education, the Germans are
to be spared any account of German literature
that is deemed "anti-democratic, militaristic, or
Nazi" by the AMG. The great allied military
mind is at work again, and it promises to make
Hitler's book-burning campaign look infinitesi-
This most recent order of the Allied Mili-
tary Government, which would confiscate and
destroy such books, newspapers and other
writings, would also destroy all military and
Nazi monuments set up by the Germans since
1914, including those to war dead. Those
finicky Germans who still retain a taste for
militarism may gaze, if they like, at all the
Russian victory monuments set up in Ger-
many, or may with equal impunity read the
military works of their conquerors.
But any such material of their own author-
ship will fortunately be taken from their grasp.
4 In one cunning stroke, the military mastermind
will have succeeded in ridding Germany of any
ideas of militarism. The Germans will be pure
again, because they will be allowed to read only
what military democracy allows them.
PLEASANTLY ENOUGH, it's easy to make the
directive "anti-democratic" very broad in-
deed. It more or less eliminates Mein Kampf, and
simultaneously eases Das Kapital out of the pic-
ture. The works of Hegel will presumably be
destroyed, along with those of any other German
philosophers who talked about the supremacy
and/or glory of the state. Plato, we are dis-
couraged to hear, was a Greek, so his Repub-
lic may still circulate. There is some talk in
Moscow about making Karl Marx an honorary
German histories that maintain Frederick
the Great roundly defeated Austria will of
course haye to be rewritten along less militar-
istic lines. Germans who foolishly believed that
Bismarck-led Germany defeated France in
1871, will, to their own benefit, discover they
have been mistaken. It's still up in the air as to
whether or not they should know that Ger-
many had an army in 1914 and 1939.
Merrily enough, we can easily stamp out Ger-
man patriotism by removing unacceptable parts
of German opera, drama, perhaps painting: in
short, by cutting into a large share of German
literature, philosophy and art, that the whole
world has come to venerate.
And here's a cheery note: Though the rest
of the book may be all right, a single para-
graph that the authorities find at all distasteful
automaticallyemayhcondemn the book.
Democracies, the Germans were told, are
weak and inefficient. Not so, they find today,
for the AMG can burn books just as easily
as the Nazis could. iHard as it is to understand,
the American delegation to the AMG's Coord-
inating Council did make a slight objection
to burning the books-not for the inane rea-
son that such action would interfere with free-
dom of speech and press, which freedom is of
Very conveniently, what Nazism is left in Ger-
many will be forced underground, where, since
it has now been identified with much of the good
in the German background, it will quite pro-
bably fester into unexpected popularity. It is
not at all difficult to establish martyrdom now
that the AMG is so cooperative.
At any rate we shall have a good laugh at
those misguided persons who had hoped Ger-
many would be rebuilt through education along
democratic "both sides" principles. The Ger-
mans, we know, are not human; they cannot
learn, and so of course such a program wouldn't
have worked anyway. It's best that we destroy
all such dangerous thinking, and allow the
people only one viewpoint, a policy so success-
ful in pre-war Germany and Japan.
During the war, British and American pro-
paganda, authorities used to have some silly idea
that a good way to curb German fascism was
to broadcast German propaganda reports and
simultaneously expose the falacies therein to
the Germans. They tried to give an accurate re-
port of the situation on both sides. They let facts
and logic do the persuading.
Re Rail Strike
FRUMAN'S able labor advisor, John Steelman,
may have forgotten, but he had a significant
talk with railroad brotherhood leaders some time
ago, indicating that the union leaders were irked
at Truman quite a while back.
Those who called at the White House were:
Davey Robertson, head of the firemen; Elmer
Milliman of the maintenance-of-way men; and
Lewis M. Wicklein, vice-president of the sheet
metal workers, a brotherhood affiliate. Long-time
friends of Truman, they desired an interview
with the President but couldn't get it.
Most people don't know it, but the railroad
men had a great deal to do with re-electing
Harry Truman as Senator when some politicos
considered him on the ropes in 1940. Even some
of Truman's friends, including John Snyder,
feared he was a dead duck. But the railroad
brotherhoods came to his rescue, collected $1
each from their membership and finally raised a
campaign kitty of $16,000.
It was partly their energy which finally sent
Harry Truman back to the Senate-and, later
on to the Presidency.
Note-Truman paid off in the fall of 1943 when
he braved Roosevelt wrath by introducing the
so-called "Truman Resolution" giving raiload
labor an 8-cent-an-hour increase, despite Roo-
sevelt's determination to hold the price-wage
line. Roosevelt threatened to veto the resolution
if it passed.e-Drew Pearson
(Copyright, 1946, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
John was dismayed.
"Look here," he said, "these things just don't
* * * *
The Courage of Conviction
THE OTHER PAPER has a way of doing
In yesterday's "Births" column we read the
following and were somewhat astounded:
"Valk, Allen Michael, May 8, Dr. and Mrs,
H. L. Haight, 915 E. Ann St."
Now see here, let's watch that crack about
about E. Ann St.!
(Items appearing in this column are written
by members of the Daily editorial staff and edited
by the Editorial Director.)
I'D RATHER BE RIGHT:
By SAMUEL GRAFTON
B IRMINGHAM, ALABAMA-Ilya Ehrenburg
has been touring the South. I caught up with
him here and have been taken on for the ride.
The Soviet writer immediately asked for my
father's first name, Russianized it, and from pow
on I am Samuel Nahoumovich, a fate which I
had never thought would overtake me in Ala-
I found Ilya Gregorovich at the Thomas Jef-
ferson Hotel here. He was trying to explain to
the Birmingham press corps, through two in-
terpreters, one of whom works in French and the
other in Russian, that he was baffled by some
of the questions which American reporters put
to him. He was asked in one city whether he
prefers zippers or buttons for his trousers and it
was rather interesting to hear him try to make
clear, through a State Department intermediary,
his firm belief that, if Ernest Hemingway came
to Russia, no one would ask him how he closes
ILYA GREGOROVICH has wild, iron-grey hair,
a dead-pan face, and a little smile which he
reserves for persons of whom he approves. He
rather baffles Americans, who are inclined to
regard him as a handful. He approaches an
interview with great seriousness, and in some-
thing of the spirit in which a surgeon warms up
to an operation. We went to call on Emory Jack-
son, who runs the Birmingham World, a Negro
newspaper. Ilya Gregorovich settled down to
learn about the situation of Negroes in Ala-
bama. He approached the question from the eco-
nomic viewpoint, then the political, then the
social. He asked hungrily, in Russian and French,
for population figures, pay scales, educational
data. After a bit the atmosphere in the little
store-front office, with its pot-bellied stove and
the sun streaming in through the windows, be-
came a bit tense. Mr. Jackson, it seemed, had an
important funeral to go to; but Ilya Gregoro-
vich had, obviously, decided that the funeral
was not his, and the questions flowed on re-
lentlessly. Finally the State Department, through
the amiable person of Mr. William Nelson,
explained that Mr. Jackson just had to go to his
funeral. Ilya Gregorovich was aghast, regarding
his work as just begun, but then he brightened
and comforted himself by leaving ten written
questions for Mr. Jackson to answer at his leisure.
WE FILLED IN TIME by calling on a Ne-
gro official of a steel workers' local. We
walked down the muddy unpaved side street
'to the little house, one bedroom and one kit-
chen for five persons. Ilya Gregorovich settled
down in a stuffed chair, part of an ornate bed-
room set which almost filled the chamber and
again the flow of questions began. The union of-
ficial remarked that relations between Negroes
and Whites on his job were friendly.
"Do the white workers come to see you in
"Do you go to their houses?"
"How, then, do you mean, friendly?"
"Well, friendly on the job."
* ** *
The hungry, polemical quality of Ehren-
burg's mind makes it a little difficult for many
Americans to understand this Soviet citizen.
lie has a disturbing quality of making people
about him seem not quite serious. He himself
understands a good deal of what goes on in
these Southern cities about him, through the
haze of language difficulties. He senses a
certain formless optimism; he has noted that
when he gives reasons, in a press conference,
as to why there might not be war, and then
gives reasons why there might be war, the
papers are likely to play up the former. He
cannot understand a certain kind of frivolous-
ness; one catches him at a news stand, looking
at a large, front-page picture of a girl who is
suing someone for seduction, and he shakes his
head at this strange American conception
that pregnancy is news.
But he can make jokes, charming ones. "I
have not had even a little drop of dew from the
heart of a poppy flower today," he says. He
meant he had not had a drink. And he has a
whim to visit the small town of Moscow, Ala-
bama; also a joke, and we may never get there,
but we are on our way.
(Copyright. 1946, N.Y. Post Syndicate)
To The Editor:
THE reiteration of Mr. Walsh's ba-
sic argument regarding the In-
dependence of the Philippines sounds
lucidly convincing to both Americans
and Filipinos, as Philippine economy
is today at its worst, while Ameri-
can sympathy towards the Filipinos
is at its highest. His recommenda-
tion for deferment of freedom by
"the most practical solution" smacks1
of sincerity, but may prove ineffectiveR
because the American people are
already in a losing gamble in the
Philippines. Since the guns of Com-
modore Dewey thundered at Manila
Bay until 1941, the United States had
lost billions of dollars for the control
of the islands. To defer freedom for
two or three years, to help rehabili-
tate the Filipinos and cut her loose
afterward, is a bad diplomatic game'
to play with that may eventually
throttle down the generosity and,
fairness of the American.
The indecision which deferment
may create, here and abroad, will
hamstring the flow of American capi-
tal which is badly needed now in the
islands, throwing the Philippine af-
fairs into panic and insecurity. At,
present American 'ventures are cau-
tious and hesitant of re-investing
their capital because the political sta-
tus of the islands is uncertain and
future Philippine legislation may be
damaging to their money at stake.
Oddly enough, the Philippine depen-
dency of American capital at this very
moment is needed to develop trade, so3
that the proposal presented by Mr.
Walsh would stave off the flow of
American dollars to the Philippines.
Mr. Walsh is cognizant of the fact
that the help promised by America
is stalled. With homes burned down,
with farming disturbed, and with
economy at its lowest ebb, the Fili-
pinos are waiting for the aids assured
them; contrarily the UNRRA helped
Russia, France, China, Germany, Ja-
pan, and other nations, while the
Philippines were bypassed. The Phil-
ippines are not even in the lend-lease
The writer further said, "the argu-
ment for delaying independence is
concerned solely with the fact that'
Roxas did collaborate ... the incon-
testable fact is that there is a large
group of Filipinos who do not be-
lieve so. They are convinced that he
was a traitor and bitterly opposed to
him." The issue of the recent elec-
tion, collaboration, was settled by
ballots. The election of Roxas in-
dicates that the people were behind
him and the alleged accusation of his
being a traitor is undoubtedly a myth.
(Admittedly the collaboration issue
was a sheer political verbalism which
cannot be reliably taken at its face
'Sell Europe's Art'
To The Editor:
AGAIN WE HEAR "Return the art
goods to Europe." Nothing is said
about selling it to help feed their
people. Those European officials give
out with the line of "without your
help all is lost." They could prime
the pump of good faith by donating
these and other works to be sold at
public auction on a match fund or
better basis and there would be plenty
For me, I cannot afford to donate.
It must be earned first and G.I. in-
come is thin. I am reminded of what
my banker said, "Sell or mortgage
what you have to get what you want."
All European officials take notice.
When you want to see your people
eat better give up the idea of seeing
Rembrandt, and a ship load of wheat
will come over instead. I might find
the price of a couple pounds of but-
ter too. That is the American way.
Hitler took it, Americans buy art.
To The Editor:
I NOTICED in Wednesday's Daily a
letter in criticism of the way in
which some men are inclined to boast
about the contributions of their par-
ticular outfits. in the service. Cap-
tioning this letter in capital letters
is "World War III." Just what this
letter has to do with a third world
war is not evident. Such journalism,
though unintentional, I am sure,
amounts to subtle war-mongering
and is not in good taste for a paper
of the Daily's caliber.
-H. D. Voegtlen
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THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1946 m
VOL. LVI, No. 147
Students, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts:
Dean Bennett, College of Archi-
tecture, and Dean Crawford, College S
of Engineering, will present a lecture t
on the opportunities for professional c
study in the College of Architecture t
and the College of Engineering, to- i
day at 4:30 p.m., 1025 Angell Hall. i
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hel-Assembly Ball Friday have 1:30
permission. Calling hours will not bea
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Wolverine Girls' State should fill out c
an application blank in Room 15, s
Barbour Gymnasium by Friday, May p
Graduating seniors who would be
interested in positions as lab analysts
with the H. J. Heinz Company may U
obtain further information at the a
Bureau of AppointmeAs, 201 Mason P
Hall. These jobs are for the summer G
only and will last until October 1. f
Senior Mechanical, Electrical, Ar-R
chitectural and Structural Engineers:
A representative of the H. K. Fergu-
son Company, will interview seniors s
of the above departments today in
Room 218 W. Engineering Building.
Positions are in Cleveland, Cincin- H
nati, New York City, and Houston, r
Tex. Students may sign the interview h
schedule posted on the Bulletin Board N
at Room 221 W. Engr. Bldg. n
State of Michigan Civil Service C
Examination announcement has been C
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Executive II, Salary $250-$290. i
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Closing date June 12.T
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Closing date June 4.
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Administration - Medical Science.u
Closing date is June 5. n
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Assistant Industrial Hygienist, Sal-
Associate Industrial Hygienist, Sal-v
Senior Assistant Industrial Hygien-v
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Closing date is May 27.
The Navy is opening a new school
at Anacostia, D.C. at which intensiveo
courses in Modern Languages, in-e
cluding Chinese, Japanese, Russian,I
German Spanish, Portuguese, Ital-f
ian, and French will be given. Appli-c
cations from experienced teachers
possessing American citizenship and
having complete fluency in one ofe
these languages, (that is, ten or
twenty years' residence in the country
concerned, ora reasonable equival-
ent) are invited for immediate sub-
mission. Salary $4,190, by the Navy,
or Government year: school begins
May-June. If a sufficient number
are interested a Navy representative
will come to interview them and the
Bureau of Appointments and Occu-
pational Information will set up'
The City of. Newark, New Jersey,
announces examinations for positions
as Principal, Vice Principal, and
Chairman of Departments in Art,
Business Education, English, Foreign
Languages, Mathematics, Physical
Education, Science, Social Studies.
These examinations will be held in
the Central Commercial and Techni-
cal High School, High and New
Streets, Newark, New Jersey, Septem-
ber 4, 5, 6, at 9:00 a.m. All candidates
are to file anapplication blank and a
notice of intention to take the ex-
amination with the Secretary of the
Board of Examiners, Board of Edu-
cation Administration Building, 31
Green Street, Newark 2, New Jersey.
All applications are to be filed im-
mediately and will not be accepted
later than June 3. Complete an-
nouncement may be seen at the Bur-
eau of Appointments and Occupation-
Doctoral Examination for Joseph
Andrew Reid, Comparative Litera-
ure; thesis: "Naturalistic Influences
n the Argentine Novel," to be held
oday at 4:00 p.m., in the East Coun-
il Room, Rackham Building. Chair-
nan, I. A. Leonard.
Mathematics Orientation and IHis-
ory Seminar: Today at 3:00, Room
001 A.H. Mr. Dangl will discuss
The Pohlke Theorem."
Notice to Sophomore and Senior
tudents taking the Profile Examina-
ions: You will be excused from
lasses where there is a conflict with
he examinations. Present to your
nstructor my communication regard-
ng the test as proof of your eligibil-
ty. Hayward Keniston, Dean
English Honors. Applications for
admission to the English Honors
Course for seniors should be filed not
later than Saturday, May 25, at 12:00.
they may be left in the English
)ff ice (3221 Angell Hall), or given
o any member of the Cimmittee in
harge. Karl Litzenberg, Paul Mie-
chke, Bennett Weaver, W. R. Hum-
Carilloj Recital: Percival Price,
University Carillonneur, will present
a recital at 7:15 tonight. Program:
Preludium Cuckoo, by Van den
Gheyn, five Russian airs, selections
From Tchaikowsky's "Nutcracker
Suite," and a group of American
Student Recital: A program of mu-
ic for wind instruments will be giv-
n at 1:00 p.m., Friday, May 24, in
Harris Hall. Program: Concerto by
Handel, Rose Ramsay, bassoon; So-
ata by Corelli, Carla Hemsing,French
orn; Nocturne by John Field, Leo
VcVean, alto clarinet; Brahm's So-
ata for Clarinet and Piano, Dwight
bailey, clarinet, Mildred Minneman
Andrews, piano; Quartet for Mixed
Clarinets by Lawrence Powell, and
Clarinet Rhapsody by David Ben-
iett, with Earl Bates, Irvin Rosheim,
ieo McVean, and Franz Logan play-
ng the clarinets. Arlene Peugeot, and
Betty Estes will act as accompanists.
the public is invited.
String Orchestra Program, conduc-
d by Gilbert Ross, Professor Violin
n the School of Music, will be given
at 8:30 Tuesday evening, May 28,
n the Assembly Hall of the Rackharn
Building. The program will feature
music of the 17th and 18th centuries,
and will be open to the general pub-
Michigan Chapter A.A.U.P.--Tho
annual meeting, with election of of-
flcers, will be held tonight. Dr. James
P. Adams, Provost of the University,
will speak informally on University
matters. Join 'Union Cafeteria line
at 6:15sand take trays to the lunch-
room of the Faculty Club.
The Undergraduate Education Club
will meet today at 4:00 p.m. in the
Elementary School Library. There
will be election of officers for the
coming semester. All students are
invited to attend.
Indian students of the Department
of Chemical and Metallurgical Engin-
eering will meet at 7:30 tonight in
Room 3201 E. Engineering Building
for the formation of Indian Institute
of Chemical Engineers.
Women's Glee Club: Will meet this
evening at 7:00 in the League.. Tis
also pertains to the Navy Choir,
members of the Men's Glee Club, and
any other men who are interested in
singing in the spring concert.
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
all foreign students and their Ameri-
Deutscher Verein otlicers' meeting
this afternoon at 4:00 in 303 Univer-
sity Hall. Important! All attend.
Cor ing -L4veits
The Omega Chapter of Ilhi lDrlta
Kappa will hold a joint meeting wii
the Alpha Omega chapter of: Wayn
University May 24 at~ 4:00, dlffinnr
at 6:00 p.m., in Detroit at the down-
town YWCA. Following the initia-
tion of new members, Austin Grant,
radio commentator, will address the
members. Members desiring trans-
portation or willing to drive please
The Geological Journal Club will
meet in Rm. 4065, Nat. Sci. Bldg.
at 12:15 p.m., Friday, May 24.
Dr. Erwin C. Stumm, of Oberlin
College, will speak on "The Falls ol
the Ohio." All interested are cordial-
ly invited to attend.
The Graduate Outing Club is plan-
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
Hand Gus the mitt, m'boy.1
I'll warm up the old arm.
What? He really uttered that
old canard? My, my. Some one
else said that once.. . And
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Go easy on they
By Crocket Johnson
Opening game Saturday, m'boy?
Your Fairy Godfather, the old
whitewash artist, will be there.