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ITS PRETTY OLD STUFF when a Republican
politician attacksna Democratic Administra-
tion. We expect it, and nobody cares much, and
we all believe the same prejudices which guided
our vote before the attack was made. But last
Tuesday was somehow different, a rather special
day in politics . . . Harold Stassen took his mask
Since the death of Wendell Wilikie, Stassen and
Senator Joseph Ball have been wearing the royal
robes as leaders of the Republican progressives.
They plunked solidly for American participa-
tion in the United Nations while most Republi-
cans were still straddling the fence. Stassen in
particular has earned a reputation as the friend
of all Americans, the buddy of capitalists and
laborers alike. But Tuesday night Stassen picked
his team.
He made a speech in Chicago attacking
Henry Wallace and Chester Bowles. He didn't
even mention John Snyder, who has done
everything possible to wreck the veterans hous-
ing program. Not one word either did Mr. Stas-
sen say against John Small, whose proposal
to outlaw all strikes for six months drew from
Republican Senator Wayne Morse the comment
that it was a "Hitler idea." The vision of Jim-
mie Byrnes wrecking the UN in its infancy
drew no protest from Stassen. Stassen could
draw and quarter Snyder, Small and Byrnes
(good Democrats all) and not one word- of
protest would be read in this column. But he'd
better keep away from Wallace and Bowles,
or he will expose himself for what he is.
H ENRY WALLACE more than any other man
is the symbol of the New Deal since Mr. Roo-
sevelt died. Wallace lacks a great miany of the
talents that enabled FDR to translate his pro-
gram into practice . . . the unruffled capability,
a deep understanding of the social forces at
work, and especially the ability to dramatize
issues so that they seemed alive to all radio
owners. But Wallace believes no less than did
Roosevelt that this country must not be deeded
in perpetuity to the small, rich, organized minor-
ity. In that belief lies whatever claim to great-
ness can be made for the New Dealers.
Chester Bowles was a big advertising mag-
nate. The firm of Benton and Bowles was one
of the largest blurb outfits in the country.
That has been used as an argument against
him. It has also been argued that Mr. Bowles
is not too smart. These facts might or not be
true, but at least they are irrelevant. In his
present job Mr. Bowles has been ideal. Day af-
ter day for six months he has walked into a
committee room to tell a hostile group of Sen-
ators that most Americans favor the continua-
tion of OPA. That takes guts, and Mr. Bowles
has proved that he has them.
STASSEN also favors the removal of our pre-
sent Secretary of Labor and his replacement
by Eric Johnston, ex-head of the United States
Chamber of Commerce. Who could better re-
present labor in America than the former chief
of America's largest organization of bosses? Mr.
Johnston's ideas on labor were revealed in a re-
cent article in the New York Times Magazine.
He points out that profit-sharing plans should
be started in all American companies because
workers in this country "like to take a chance."
For proof of this thesis he points to the large
daily, take at race tracks and on baseball pools.
His conception of trade unions is summed up by
the phrase: Every worker a winner at bingo.
Mr. Johnston for Secretary of Labor ... thanks,
thanks a lot, but ... no thanks.
Mr. Stassen in this speech decided which team
he wanted to manage. The outstanding feature
of the New Deal was that its power rested ra-
ther insecurely on the narrow, tubercular shoul-
ders of some thirty million Joe Doakes. Mr. Stas-
sen chose to throw in his lot with the strong,
rich men.
On May 21, 1946 Harold Stassen changed from
a mug-wump to a phoney-baloney, a sold-out
liberal.e-Ray Ginger

Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

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Great Injustice
There is a Renaissance in the Arab world. The
Arabs are making efforts to understand the
people of the world particularly the Americans.
The Arab countries are sending their students
to American and European Universities to study
the academic lessons and the life of those coun-
The American people before believing anything
should ask the following three questions of the
accusers: Firstly, Have you ever been in that part
of the world? Secondly, What are you? Thirdly,
What is your interest? Then draw your own
It is impossible for me to defend all the accu-
sations of the Zionist Jews. Nevertheless I shall
take the article written by Mr. Arens on May
16. According to Mr. Arens it is only the "feudal
landlords" of Palestine who are objecting to the
Jewish immigration, and that "the Arab popu-
lation if canvassed honestly and impartially
would declare itself overwhelmingly in favor of
increased Jewish immigration."
We do not have "feudal landlords" in Palestine.
It is the voice of the peasants that has made the
educated Arabs defend their rights. It is the
cry of the peasants for help from what harm
foreigners have done to them that has made the
Arab leaders object.
Mr. Arens morever says, "It is nonsense now
to speak of a political consciousness among this
vast group of illiterate peasants whose educa-
tional process begin mostly in Jewish schools."
Education in Jewish schools is in Hebrew,
and Arabs do not know Hebrew. During the fif-
teen years I lived in Palestine I have never heard
or seen an Arab going to a Jewish school.
-Miquel A. J. Kawas
* A *
Three-Year Plan
AFTER the outbreak of World War II, the con-
version of colleges was a speedy process.
Because of the draft, colleges for men were
driven by necessity to accelerate their programs.
Because of a desire to do their part, many wo-
men's colleges also followed this line of action.
It was therefore possible to complete an A.B.
course in three years instead of four.
Universities and colleges are now returning
to normalcy. However, there are certain diffi-
culties in the pre-war college which need exam-
Relief Drive
Serves Two Ends
in full swing, it might be appropriate to
inquire into the objections of those who have
not seen fit to support this program.
The acuteness of the food shortage abroad
cannot be disputed. Neither can the less ob-
vious, but equally real, effect that our inaction
now will have in the way of cancelling any fu-
ture protestations about world brotherhood
and cooperation among nations.
Objections, then, center around the method
we should follow. It is claimed that such aid
as the University campus can contribute would
be too insignificant to matter. What we need,
it is said, is a more comprehensive program,
which alone can be really efficient.
This "drop in the bucket" attitude is hardly
intelligent. Many of us bother to vote, even
when we realize that many million others
are doing likewise. If our contribution is
small, so is the "sacrifice" we are being asked
to make.
There is some merit, however, in the sug-
gestion that a wide-scale program is needed;
and a return to rationing seems to be the
nly answer. While President Truman has
declared it impossible to set up the neces-
sary machinery soon enough to be effective,
this seems highly doubtful in the light of com-
petent predictions that the food crisis will
continue for at least two years.
The problem boils down to convincing the
government that rationing would be supported
by the public. As a demonstration of such
support, the campus famine program offers
obvious possibilities.
-Mary Brush

ination and reform. In the first place, I feel
the summer vacation was too long. Three months
of summer, two shorter vacations at Christmas
and in the spring, make a total of twenty-weeks
of vacation. The students work only thirty-
two weeks. Because of the slack mental activity
of the summer, the weeks at the beginning of the
fall term must be used to recover lost ground.
The traditional length of time to complete a
course of general education, four years, is too
long. This four-year plan developed originally
because of inadequate secondary instruction.
Today, however, students entering colleges are
advanced at least a year further in most subjects
than in the past. There is also a greater demand
today for further study and preparation at the
top. Many technical and special demands have
been impinged upon the end of a course, thus
extending the students' higher education from
five to eight years.
I would like to propose a three-year plan for
the University of Michigan. It is not the com-
mon accelerated program, for it involves no
greater pressure or heavier load of work: only a
longer year and a less wasteful distribution of
vacations. It involves a lengthened college year
of forty weeks with three terms instead of
the two term year of thirty-two weeks. Vaca-
tions at Christmas and in the spring come at
the end of each term instead of interrupting
the semester. There is a complete break in the
summer by a vacation of eight or nine weeks.
There are many veterans on campus who are
anxious to complete their college work as soon
as possible and secure a job. To them, the differ-
ence between four years and three is vital. As
time goes by, worthwhile summer employment
is going to be harder to secure. For those who do
not wish to remain idle three months, and for
those who are anxious to complete their courses
in a shorter length of time, the three-year plan
is a profitable scheme. I fully realize that many
students depend upon their summer jobs to fi-
nance their education: for these people it is
simple to drop out one term.
-Janet Barber
No Half-Values
LIVINGSTON, ALABAMA-Livingston is an
old-fashioned town of the deep south. It still
has the permanent awnings, of wood and metal,
stretching over the side walks. Ilya Ehrenburg
looked down the small street in one direction,
then the other. "There is left here" he said, in
French, "a little of the national character." The
thought must have stayed with him, for at
breakfast, in Livingston's tiny Rosenbush Cafe,
he talked of novels of the South, of "Uncle
Tom's Cabin" and then of "Gone With the Wind."
He had enjoyed "Gone." "It is artificial," he
said, "it is a cake, but it is not badly made."
He then went on to speak of the higher levels
of southern writing, of Faulkner and of Ellen
And now as the keys of my typewriter hit
out these words, I become a little ashamed of
them, for the fact that I have written this par-
agraph shows I was surprised that a Soviet
writer should have known of these books; and
the surprise was needless.
For I have been driving along the roads of the
deep South with Ilya Gregorovich Ehrenburg to
get to know the Soviet mind a little better; and
it is not, in this case, a mind which differs much,
in content, from that of any exceptionally in-
telligent person. Ilya Gregorovich knows what
anybody knows. The difference lies in a certain
harshness, almost fierceness, of attitude on basic
political points. Ilya Gregorovich will not accept
half-values, or subtleties of mood, or technical
justifications for what he considers to be poli-
tical errors.
IT WAS POINTED out to him in a mixture of
French and Russian, on an Alabama back
road, that while there might be strong racist
feeling in America, there was at least no taint
of it in formal Federal policy or law. Here, I
think, the liberal, idealistic Western mind and
the objective, materialistic Soviet mind came into
head-on contact. There was a spark.
"In Russia, under the Czars," he said, "there

was a law confining Jews to the Ghetto, but
there was no anti-Semitism among the Russian
intelligentsia. The intelligentsia formed a
United front against racism, and a Russian in-
tellectual would as soon have admitted he had a
venereal disease as that he had a touch of anti-
Semitism. The Russian people helped the Jews,
and it is far worse to have racism in the
hearts of the people, and not in the law, than
to have it in the law, but not in the hearts of
the people."
* * * *
The same harshness comes out sometimes
during a press conference. In the parlor of the
inevitable two-room suite, a reporter will ask,
inevitably, if Russia has aggressive intentions.
"That," says Ilya Gregorovich, "is like asking
a wounded soldier who has come back home
whom he intends to attack next." There will be
a moment of silence. It is a little strange to
reporters who are used to the bumbling reply
to the bumbling question. It is as if someone had
broken a dish in the room.
(Copyright, 1946. N.Y. Post Syndicate)

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 Angel Hall, by 3:30 p.m. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-
FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1946
VOL. LVI, No. 148
Football Tickets: Football admis-
sion tickets for University of Michi-
gan students will be issued at the
time of registration for the fall se-
Students who wish to purchase
tickets for their parents or friends
should order tickets before August
1 to be assured of receiving them.
Application blanks for tickets may
be obtained at the ticket office in
the AdministrationBuilding on Fer-
ry Field between 8:30 a.m, and 4:30
p.m. daily.
Women students attending Pan-
hel-Assembly Ball Friday have 1:30
permission. Calling hours will not be
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 Educa-
tion, Room 1437 University Elemen-
tary School. Application forms should
be filled in and returned to the School
of Education by May 27.
Graduating seniors who would be
interested in positions as lab analysts
with the H. J. Heinz Company may
obtain further information at the
Bureau of Appointments, 201 Mason
Hall. These jobs are for the summer
only and will last until October 1.
The Department of Commerce is
looking for trained engineers to se-
lect technical documents in Germany
for new formulae, processes and pro-
ducts in the following fields: aero-
nautic, automotive, building con-
struction, physics, chemistry, com-
munications, food, forest products,
machinery, 'metal and minerals, in-
dustrial and technical equipment,
fuels, lubricants, scientific instru-
ments, shipbuilding, textiles and
utilities. Facility in reading technical
German and U.S. citizenship are es-
sential. For'further information, call
at the Bureau of Appointments, 201
Mason Hall.
The Navy is opening a new school
at Anacostia, D.C. at which intensive
courses in Modern Languages, in-
cluding Chinese, Japanese, Russian,
German Spanish, Portuguese, Ital-
ian, and French will be given. Appli-
cations from experienced teachers
possessing American citizenship and
having complete fluency in one of
these languages, (that is, ten or
twenty years' residence in the country
concerned, or a 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 an application 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-
al Information.
State of Connecticut Personnel
Dept. announcement has been re-
ceived in this office for:
Social Worker (Child Welfare).
Salary, $1,560-$1,860. Closing date is
June 6.
Welfare Medical Director. Salary,
$4,800-$6,000. Closing date is May
For further information, call at the
Bureau of Appointments, 201 Mason
Men who are interested in factory

work with the Johns-Manville Cor-1
poration in Waukegan, Illinois, dur-
ing the summer may obtain full in-
formation at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 201 Mason Hall,
Miss Deborah Brandt of The Fair
Department Store in Chicago will be
at the Bureau of Appointments on
Monday, May 27, to interview senior
girls for permanent positions and
any others who are interested in
summer work. Call ext. 371 for an
Miss Faye Smith, Hostess Super-,
visor, Pennsylvania-Central Airlines
Corp. will be in our office on Tues-
day, May 28, to interview senior girls
who are interested in working for the
airlines. Call the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 201 Mason Hall, ext. 371 for
an appointment.
Willow Village Program for veterans
and their wives:
Friday, May 24: Dancing Classes:
Beginners, 7 p.m.; Advanced, 8 p.m.;
Open dancing, 9-10'p.m. Auditorium,
West Lodge.
Saturday, May 25: Club Room Re-
cord Dance, 8:30-11:30. Club Room,
West Lodge.
Sunday, May 26: Classical Music,
records, 3 p.m. Office, West Lodge.
University Lecture: "The Social
Implications of Atomic Energy." Dr.
William F. Ogburn, Sewell L. Avery
Distinguished Service Professor of
Sociology, University of Chicago, aus-
pices of the Department of Sociology.
Tonight at 8:00 p.m., Rackhnam A-
Academic Notices
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet in Room 319 'West Medical
Building today at 4 p.m. "Problems
of Amino Acid Function - Thera-
peutic Problems I. Glycine, Glutam-
ic Acid and Tryptophane." All in-
terested are invited.
Notice to Sophomore and Senior
Students taking the Profile Examina-
tions: You will be excused from
classes where there is a conflict with
the examinations. Present to your
instructor my communication regard-
ing the test as proof of your eligibil-
ity. Hayward Keniston, Dean
Student Recital: A program of mu-
sic for wind instruments will be
given at 1:00 p.m. today, in Har-
ris Hall. Program: Concerto by
Handel, Rose Ramsay, bassoon; So-
nata by Corelli, Carla Hemsing,French
horn; Nocturne by John Field, Leo
McVean, alto clarinet; Brahm's So-
nata for Clarinet and Piano, Dwight
Dailey, clarinet, Mildred Minneman
Andrews, piano; Quartet for Mixed
Clarinets by Lawrence Powell, and
Clarinet Rhapsody by David Ben-
nett, with Earl Bates, Irvin Rosheim,
Leo McVean, and Franz Logan play-
ing the clarinets. Arlene Peugeot, and
Betty Estes will act as accompanists.
The public is invited.
Student Recital: William Payne,
student of piano under Joseph Brink-
man, will present a recital in partial
fulfillment of the Master of Music
requirements at 8:30 p.m. Sunday
evening, May 26, in Lydia Mendel-
ssohn Theatre. Program: composi-
tions by Bach,.Beethoven, Liszt, Cho-
pin, Schumann, and Five Preludes
written by Mr. Payne. The public is
cordially invited.
String Orchestra Program, conduc-
ed by Gilbert Ross, Professor Violin
in the School of Music, will be given

at 8:30 Tuesday evening, May 28,
in the Assembly Hall of the Rackham
Building. The program will feature
music of the 17th and 18th centuries,
and will be open to the general pub-
l ic.
Michigan Historical Collections-.
"Public Schools in Michigan." Hours:
8:00 to 12:00, 1:30 to 4:30 Monday

through Friday, 8:00 to 12:00 Satur-
Better fishing? Rotunda, Museum
Building. Through June 30. 8:00-9:00
week days; 2:00-5:00, Sundays and
Events Todi
The Omega Chapter of Phi Delta
Kappa will hold a joint meeting with
the Alpha Omega chapter of Wayne
University today at 4:00, dinner
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
call 25-8034.
The Geological Journal Club will
meet in Rm. 4065, Nat. Sci. Bldg.
at 12:15 p.m. today.
Dr. Erwin C. Stumm, of Oberlin
College, will speak on "The Falls of
the Ohio." All interested are cordial-
ly invited to attend.
The regular weekly Tea Dance will
be held this afternoon at the Inter-
national Center from 4 to 6 under
the sponsorship of ANCUM. Anyone
interested is cordially invited.
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Student
Club, will have its annual banquet to-
day at 6:15 at the Red Coach Inn.
Coming Events
Annual Pharmaceutical Conference
sponsored by the College of Phar-
macy will be held at 2:15 p.m., Tues-
day, May 28, in the Amphitheatre
of the Rackham Building. The prin-
ciple speakers and their subjects are:
Mr. G. F. Emch, pharmacist of Tole-
do, Ohio, "The Physician-Pharmacist
Relationship"; Mr. C. F. Buck, Eli
Lilly and Company, "How to Plan
for Profit"; and Dr. Maurice H. See-
vers, Chairman of the Department of
Pharmacology, Medical School, "Some
Drugs Which Influence the Auto-
nomic Nervous System". At the eve-
ning program, beginning at 7:45, Dr.
John M. Sheldon, Associate Profes-
sor of Internal Medicine, Medical
School, will speak on "Our Present
Concept of Allergic Disease". The
public is cordially invited.
Hillelzapoppin: Variety Show at
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre on
Saturday, May 25, at 8:30. Tickets
are on sale at the big firecracker
on the diagonal, and in the League
and Union today.
The Graduate Outing Club is plan-
ning a hike or canoeing, depending
on the weather, Sunday, May 26.
Those interested should pay the sup-
per fee at the checkroom desk in
Rackham before noon Saturday. Meet
in the Outing Club rooms in the
Rackham Building at 2:30 Sunday.
Use northwest entrance.
Le Cerele Francais. Wednesday,
May 29, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the
Assembly Room of the Rackham
Building, Le Cercle Francais will
hold a reception in honor of the
actors and actresses of "Les Femmes
Savantes" and of all those who help-
ed in its production.
The Russian Circle will hold a pic-
nic Saturday afternoon from 1-6 at
the Island. Members should meet at
1 p.m. at the side entrance of the
League. Those interested in coming
should contact Edward Chop, 2-5553,
The Lutheran Student Association

will meet with the Membership of
the Lutheran Student Foundation at
its Annual Banquet Meeting on Sun-
day evening at 6:30 in Zion Lutheran
Parish Hall. Dr. Harold Yochum,
president of the Michigan District
of the American Lutheran Church
and one of the Commissioners of the
Student Service Commission, will be
the speaker. Call 7622 for reserva-
The regular Sunday morning Bible
Study Class will meet at 9:00 in the
Lutheran Student Association Cent-
er, 1304 Hill Street.

Comment on Strike Bills

THE successive wave of strikes and work stop-
pages in key industries that have occured
since V-J Day has given rise to an anti-labor
public reaction. Politicians, usually reluctant to
enact curbing legislation for fear of losing
seats in subsequent elections, are nevertheless
bringing labor legislation into the foreground
of congressional debate.
Strikes in the auto, steel, and electrical indus-
tries had their congressional after effects in
the Case Bill recently approved by the House,
which provides for the setting up of a tripartite
permanent labor management board which would
also give representation to the public. The bill
also prohibits the use of sympathetic boycotts
and provides for court enforcement of collective
bargaining agreements.
ANOTHER important measure brought on by
current strikes in the coal and railroad in-
dustries is the Lucas Resolution. This resolu-
tion would authorize the president to seize im-
mediately industries where strikes and work
stoppages would endanger health and safety.
Should workers continue to strike after the
Lonvernment seizure. they would lose their right

opinion but the question that inevitably will
arise is the extent of application of the term
utility. Should strikes in the coal or petroleum
industries be classified in the public utility
category since they affect rransporitationi?
What about stoppages in copper production,
a necessity for production of communication
wires and cables?
Unless Congress includes a definition of a pub-
lic utility in its legislation, the measure is doomed
to failure. Ultimately it would come before the
Supreme Court for interpretation as to what
a public utility is. In the meantime, labor and
management would continue to act very much
the same in regard to public utilities as they do
in other disputes while they awaited a court
-Alice Jorgensen

Fifty-Sixth Year
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father's team, I'll be delighted to
toinnrnh a hallfor our Pridrnt.

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