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TlURSDAY, MAY 30, 1946


vCLet(er3 (0 the 6ibtor

Defends Deutscher Verein
To the Editor:
IT IS SURPRISING that Mr. Koeser who is
supposedly so sensitive to what is and what
is not in good taste, should write a letter which
exposes him as a transgressor against the very
essence of good taste as well as against common
sense and the ideals America has always repre-
Yes, it is unfortunate that much that typified
German culture was destroyed; age-old culture
and scenic beauty, all of which Mr. Koeser
seems to attribute to Hitler.
In the March 11, 1946 issue of the "Progres-
sive" there is printed a plea for Germany writ-
ten and signed by victims of the Nazi regime.
The plea ends with these paragraphs:
"The spreading of spiritual and physical
degeneration in Central Europe threatens to
demoralize the whole world.
"Unemployment, hunger and despair, and
the hatred they generate, are neither antidotes
for fascism, nor foundations upon which to
build peaceful, democratic societies.
"Until .a workable solution for the economic
problems of the German and Austrian peoples
is found, relief should be provided and private
charitable organizations admitted into the
countries. We believe that a policy of indiffer-
ence is neither desirable from a practical point
of view nor compatible with the moral prin-
ciples for which this war was fought."
The petition was endorsed by a group of dis-
tinguished Americans including Robert M.
Hutchins, chancellor of the U. of Chicago, Lou-
is Finkelstein, president of the Jewish Theo-
logical Seminary of America, Dorothy Thomp-
son, Rabbi Louis Mann, Sinai Temple, Chica-
go, and others. This noble and tolerant atti-
tude taken by the people who suffered under
Nazi rule, makes Mr. Koeser look very small
If Mr. Koeser's letter implies that the Deutsche
Verein was un-American in presenting a film
about Germany and taking up a collection for
starving German children, let me say that you,
Mr. Koeser, express by far the most un-Ameri-
can tendencies of intolerance and inhumaness.
-Eleonora Eckert
Favors One Charity Drive
To the Editor:
all charity drives should be carried on in-
dependently or whether they should be con-
solidated into one large community chest drive
brings to the fore a very basic issue about soli-
citing money for charity. It is this: Is the pri-
mary purpose of such a drive (1) to raise all the
money possible for whatever the cause happens
to be, or is it (2) to "educate" the people who are
supposed to do the giving?-
It is unfortunate, in my opinion, that the
latter view ha gained ascendancy here at Michi-
gan. We do not have the moral right to sap our
efforts trying to ennoble a cause in the eyes of
a reluctant student when, as in this particular
case, the primary consideration unquestionably
should be to ameliorate the condition of millions
of half-starved human beings.
No matter how desirable the "educational"
angle may seem, it is dangerous and often dis-
astrous to lose sight of the real objective: getting
the money to those who need it, and fast. I do
consider engendering a magnanimous spirit im-
portant, but individualized campus drives have
not accomplished this, so why should we pay
homage to a defunct scarecrow?
This is not meant to be an attack on the tactics
employed by the Famine Committee; as such it
would be unfair. It is intended to be an admoni-
tion to the student powers that be that all in-
dependent drives carried out on campus this
year have been dismal flops, and something
positive has to be done if this is not to occur
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

again and again in the ensuing years. That con-
crete step should be to establish a single united
community chest drive for every and all char-
ities. But a big, amorphous drive such as this
would be even more opprobrious than usual to
apathetic Joe & Jane College. To succeed, it has
to be backed up by something that will ensure
filling the coffers of generosity.
My proposal is not original, but it is the
only one I have heard that would unden-
iably succeed. It is simply this. Next October
12, the Michigan football team will play Army
at Ann Arbor, a game which few people want to
miss. Spectators are being charged $4.00 to
see this game instead of the usual $3.00. Stu-
dents, as always, will get in on their ID cards.
Why not charge students $3.00 for admission
to this one game, and pool the proceeds into
one cover-all community chest. Three dollars
times 16,000 students comes close to $50,000,
quite a working sum.
And also, maybe the athletic department of
the University could see its way clear to giving
us that extra dollar it's clipping the patrons,
which would add about $70,000 more, for a total
of $120,000. Even with this cut of their receipts
the athletic department would still gross over
$200,000. But whether Mr. Crisler accedes to
this or not should not affect the first part of
this plan.
Of course there may be some stubborn souls
who will decry being "forced" to donate to char-
ity. Well, if they do not want to contribute three
dollars to a good cause, nobody is going to make
them see the game. After all, football is a
sporting luxury, not a necessity of life. Nobody
in Europe or Asia is starving to death for the
lack of seeing Glenn Davis or Doc Blanchard
score a touchdown.
-Robert Carneiro
* * * *
Answering Walsh
To the Editor:
THE TENOR of Mr. Tom Walsh's letter infers
that I intentionally or otherwise avoided his
argument regarding the question of Philippine
Independence. In order to clarify my previous
points, I will numerically marshal some of my
reasons why his "beliefs" are not workable
at this very moment. Here they are:
1. The question of Philippine Independence
is a settled issue. To argue for or against it, is
merely a waste of time. At present, pressure
groups, who were responsible for the passage
of the act, are ever ready to clash with any
one who will attempt to change the provisions of
the law.
.2. To defer freedom for two or three years
creates doubts by both the Filipinos and
Americans which are not good for peaceful
3. Men in political office always have poli-
tical foes. What Mr. Walsh said a large number
of Filipinos is an exaggeration. Naturally, Rox-
as has enemies. You don't expect the Republi-
cans to love President Truman!
4. The peasant's demands of Central Lu-
zon, which started 15 years ago are only a
part of the world's problem confronting us,
and need not cause our alarm.
5. To say that Roxas has not done something
for the poor before his administration is a hasty
conclusion. Why don't you give him a chance?
6. Freedom and rehabilitation can go hand in
hand. Helps from America can also come right
after freedom is declared-that is if America
is willing.
In answer to Mr. Walsh's New York Times news
is this: Recent news flashes from Manila sub-
stantiate the fact that the peasant army are
ready to sign peace negotiation with Roxas
right after he will take control of the govern-
-Mike Abe
* * *. *
Samne A rgu en
My friend Mr. Tulecke has, I believe, sound-
ed a very convincing note for the burning of
books by the AMG in Germany.
The very same argument for the "abolition
of a slavery" enabled Hitler's Germany to con-
done the similar book-burning tactics of the
RItay Shinn

* To The Bitter End
Few, Well-Chosen Words
ONE OF THE WORLD'S great home town
chauvinists hangs around this office and
tells stories. One of them concerning the gentil-
ity of the local railroad we were happy to pick
up. Said railroad bears this sign, "All passengers
not having tickets will be treated as passengers
without tickets."
Legion Of What?
on our untouchable list already. The fact
that he's worried about the Republican primary,
while we're somewhat shamefaced Democrats in
a state that has few decent ones, doesn't alter
the fact that as a voter we're permanently
This guy is a carpetbagger in the veteran bonus
cause, and, to boot, he's making a sad political
mistake. Topping his personal publicity is a ci-
tation for the Legion of Merit-a medal which
every dogface knows was reserved for top rank
brass who said yes at the right time in the pro-
per place. A Colonel from the Office of the Sec-
retary of War has got about as much chance
for the overseas vote as Field Marshal von Rund-
Lesson In Extermination
THE RED TAPE EXPERTS took a severe
beating last week when a man who sounded
off about conditions in Washington actually
went down and did something about it.
Backing his chances with a $10,000 bet, one
Killer Miller, invaded the Capitol, left a week
later. He didn't leave a live cockroach or a
comfortable bureaucrat in the entire city.
* * * *
Overgrown Small Town
DETROIT has apparently got a bad case of
provincial city hives, and we, for one, will be
damned relieved when it's all over. A columnist
in a Detroit paper today details the disappoint-
ment of city fathers who couldn't get President
Truman to visit the Automotive Golden. Jubilee,
who couldn't even get a special Jubilee stamp is-
sued. Maybe some day the so-called City of
Champions will grow up, Malcolm Bingay will
retire, and Jeffersonville will renew its monopoly
on out-sized County Fairs.
* * * *
(Items appearing in this column are written
by members of the Daily editorial staff and edited
by the Editorial Director.)
Enduring Order
NEW ORLEANS, La.-Our republic has not
been hit by any explosive bombs, nor by any
social bombs, either; the old order endureth. The
few changes that one can see taking place do not,
in a peculiar way, change anything. I was in-
terested, standing on the porch of a share-
cropper's horrid shack on one plantation, to see
that a new natural gas pipe-line had been laid
across the road, guarded by a spick and span
metal valve-house, much nicer than the share-
cropper's home; while in the other direction a
new television cable from far away was being
buried in the earth. The two new facilities in-
tersect at a point not twenty yards from the
sharecropper's hovel, but it remains as it was
when it was built, fifty years or more ago.
There is almost no discussion of the news
of the day. What little there is, is petulant ra-
ther than genuinely concerned. A girl agent at
an airlines office in New Orleans, annoyed by
strikes says: "They better get this country
straightened out one of these days;" but she is
not really interested in what is happening, she
merely wants things to stop happening. The

approach is individualistic, not social; and
one senses something of the same feeling when
representative citizens of New Orleans get to-
gether to discuss the development of their town's
aviation service. New Orleans is determined,
with blood in its eye, to become the air hub of the
universe, but one does not feel that it is greatly
concerned about what kind of a universe it is to
be the hub of, it is enough to be the hub. Few
talk about our foreign policy in a town which,
in a great boosterish fever, is out to extend
its aviation connections to all the nations of the
world, if it can.
Our republic seems to pull back from think-
ing about the world it has gone so far to meet;
our ebullience turns inward, and fancy new
motor courts, in the shape of wigwams, rise from
the fruitful earth; and our bellhop turns out to
have been a flier who worked the RUlssian shut-
tle, but that is now a matter of small note. One
remembers the strange moral lag which hit us
after the first World War, and to a direct ques-
tion as to whether something of the sort is here
again, one would have to say, yes, it is. I would
argue the point further, but the trouble with a
moral lag is that, during it, you can't work up
a good argument about it; amiable men stare
at each other above their barricades of bread
and ramparts of meat, and pass on to another
(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 AngelN Hall, by 3:30 p.m. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1946
VOL. LVI, No. 153
The University Automobile Regu-
lation will NOT be lifted or modified
in recognition of the Memorial Day
The General Library and all the
Divisional Libraries will be closed to-

Women Students: There
11:00 permission tonight
women students.

will be
for all

To the members of the faculty -
College of Literature, Science, and1
the Arts:
The June meeting of the Faculty of
the College of tLiterature, Science,
and the Arts for the academic year
1945-46 will be held Monday, June
3, at 4:10 in Room 1025 Angell Hall.I
Hayward Keniston
L.Consideration of the minutes of
THE RECENT abortive rail-strike
negotiations illustrate one of the
important minus quantities around
the White House-teamwork. It was
not until skillful Jimmy Byrnes and
astute Fred Vinson dropped vitalt
jobs in the State and Treasury De-t
partments and jumped into the rail
picture that there was any real
Last summer, bumbling John Sny-
der had induced Truman to fire his
expert labor team-Wisconsin U's
experienced Lloyd Garrison, Penn-
sylvania's adroit labor umpire, George
W. Taylor, North Carolina U's states-
manlike Frank Graham, plus others
on the War Labor Board. Trained in1
the difficult job of labor arbitration,
these men were yanked out of their
jobs and the war labor board abolish-
ed, leaving our tender labor relations
in the inexperienced hands of the
verdant team from Missouri.
Truman Temper
Inside fact is that when Byrnes
and Vinson finally got into the strike
picture they found their boss in the
White House just about as cantank-
erous and upset as the rail leaders.
Truman cursed and raged at A. F.
Whitney and Alvanley Johnston in
unprintable language.
"This is what I say you're going to
do-and you're going to do it," Tru-
man stormed at Whitney.
Later the recalcitrant rail train-
men chief grimly recounted that,
two months before, the President
told him he could never express his
gratitude for the trainmen's support
when Truman was having a tough
re-election fight in 1940.
"You are the man most responsible
for my being in the White House,"
Whitney quoted the President as
NOTE-Whitney claimed that
Truman did not seem to be famil-
iar with all the facts, spent only
18 minutes with union leaders,
whereas Roosevelt spent eight
hours with them in the rail crisis
of Christmas 1943, studying, ar
guing, harmonizing.
Capital (haff
Interesting historical document is
Harold Ickes' letter of resignation as
Secretary of the Interior. In it he
warned Truman that a difficult coal
strike was impending, offered to
stay on the job long enough to handle
it. Ickes had handled three similar
coal crises . . . wonder what history
would have been like if Truman had
not told Ickes to pack up in two
days . . . Senator Bilbo is so despe-
rate he is trying to pick up votes by
promising Mississippi County Super-
visors they will be WPA bosses come
the next depression. That'ssconfi-
dence in America! ... Senator Tom
Connally of Texas told friends fol-
lowing his return from Paris that he
thought the Russians would agree to
compromise on every issue except
Trieste, which they flatly demanded
must go to the Jugoslavs. "Of course,"
Connally added, "I don't know why
we can't give it to Jugoslavia and
make everybody happy" ... Trieste,
of course, was the main issue on
which Byrnes stood pat and mainly
why the Paris Conference failed .. .
(Copyright, 1946, Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

the meeting of May 6, 1946 (pp.d
2. Election of members on theI
University Council and Administra-
tive Board. Nominating Committee:
Associate Professor T. M. Newcomb,s
Professor R. V. Churchill, and As-c
sociate Professor A. H. Marckwardt,v
3. Consideration of reports submit-T
ted with the call to this meeting. r
a. Executive Committee - Pro-
fessor E. S. Brown.
b. University Council - Pro-E
fessor N. R. F. Maier. No report.N
c. Executive Board of the Grad-e
uate School - Dean Okkelberg forc
Professor K. K. Landes.3
d. Senate Advisory Committee onN
University Affairs - Professor N.t
E. Nelson,
e. Deans' Conference - Deanr
Hayward Keniston.
4. Special order on student absence
from classes.t
5. Committee on curriculum. N
6. Report on veterans refreshert
7. Report on faculty housing. t
8. New business and announce-r
Lockers at the Intramural Sports
Building must be vacated by Junef
7. The building will be closed on
and after June 8.f
All women students attending the
Navy Farewell Ball will have 1:30I
permissions. Calling hours will nott
be extended.
Notice to Men Students and House-
The closing date for the Spring
Term will be June 22 and room rent
in approved rooming houses for menI
shall be computed to include thisa
date. As per the terms of the con-7
tracts, students are expected to pay
the full amount of the contract threec
weeks before the end of the term. 3
Registration for the Summer Ses-I
sion begins June 26 and classes begin
July 1.
If either the householder or thef
student wishes to terminate their pre-t
sent rooming house agreement, noticet
should be given to the Office of the1
Dean of Students on or before JuneF
1. Student may secure forms for
this purpose in Room 2, University
Each woman student is notified1
that she is expected to vacate her
place of residence at the end of the
spring term, within twenty-foura
hours after her last examination.l
Graduating seniors may remain until
the day after Commencement. This
applies to all places of residence.
Arrangements for the Victory Re-I
union necessitate compliance with
this regulation.f
All women students, except thoseI
who have dormitory applications on
file, are asked to complete their hous-;
ing arrangements for the fall semes-
ter of 1946 immediately. Because of
the acute housing shortage, any who
have not already applied to the Of-;
fice of the Dean of Women for sup-
plementary housing must do so at
once, if they wish a place to live.
Office of the Dean of Women
Orientation advisors are still ur-
gently needed for the summer and
fall terms. Men who will be willing
to work between semesters or during
the week beginning Sunday, Septem-
ber 15, please leave their names at
the Union Student Offices, week-
days from 3:00 to 5:00, or call Al
Farnsworth, 2-3002. There are no
restrictions as to class or school, and
veterans and men with previous ex-
perience are particularly needed.
Civil Service Announcement for ithe
City of Detroit: Playleader, Salary:
$7.70-$9.45 per day. Filing date:
June 3.
Further information may be ob-
tained at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information,

201 Mason Hall.
Long Island residents interested in
working in the College Shop of the
Gertz Department Store, Jamaica,
New York, may obtain full informa-
tion at the Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information, 201
Mason Hall.
J. N. Adam and Company, Buffalo,
New York, is looking for girls for
their college shop this summer. Stu-

dents who are interested may obtain
further information at the Bureau of
Appointments, 201 Mason Hall.
New York and Detroit department
stores will be employing college stu-
dents for the summer only. Girls
who are interested may obtain fur-
ther details at the Bureau of Ap-
pointments and Occupational Infor-
mation, 201 Mason Hall.
Miss Dorothy Rotenhagen, Hostess
Supervisor of Transcontinental and
Western Airlines, will be at the Bur-
eau of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall,
on Friday, May 31, between 1:45 and
3:15 to interview any senior girls
who are interested in TWA. All
those wishing to see her should call
ext. 371 before 11:00 on Friday and
make an appointment.
Miss Dorothy E. Rotenhagen, Ilos-
tess Supervisor, Transcontinental and
Western Airlines Inc., will be in De-
troit May 31 and June 1 to interview
girls for hostess positions with TWA.
Call the Bureau of Appointments, 201
Mason Hall, ext 371 for further de-
for veterans and their wives:
Friday, May 31: Dancing Class:
Beginners, 7 p.m.; Advanced 8 p.m.;
Open IDancing, 9-10 p.m., Club Room,
West Lodge.
Saturday, June 1: Club Room
Dancing, 8:30-11:30 p.m. Club Room,
West Lodge.
Sunday, June 2: Classical Music,
Records, 3-5 p.m. Office, West Lodge.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Fred
Holly Stocking, English Language
and Literature; thesis: "The Critical
Theory of John Crowe Ransom and
Allen Tate," to be held on Thurs-
day, May 30, at 9:00 a.m. in Room
3217 Angell Hall. Chairman, J. L.
Doctoral Examination for Jay Louis
Pylman, Education; thesis; "The Sta-
bility of the Teaching Profession,"
to be held on Friday, May 31, at 2:00
p.m.,, in the West Council Room,
Rackham Building. Chairman, A. B.
Doctoral Examination for Walter
Buchanan, Education; thesis: "Com-
parison of Fixed and Movable Solfege
in Teaching Sight Singing from
Staff," to be held on Friday, May
31, at 3:00 p.m., in the East Council
Room, Rackham Building. . Chair-
man, W. C. Trow.
Doctoral Examination for Samuel
Waldfogel, Psychology; thesis: "In-
dividual Differences in the Frequency
and Affective Character of Child-
hood Memories," Saturday, June 1,
at 10:00 a.m., in room 4128 Natural
Science. Chairman, J. F. Shepard.
Speech Concentrates: Please stop
in the Speech office 3211 Angell Hall,
Friday afternoon, to make appoint-
ments with your advisor.
Sophomores with B standing inter-
ested in enrolling in the College Hon-
ors Program for their Junior and
Senior years should see Professor
Dodge, 17 Angell Hall. Office hours:
1:00 to 2:30 daily, except Tuesday.
Carillon Recital: Another program
in the current recital series by Pro-
fessor Percival Price will be heard at
7:15 tonight. It will be made up of
American music: Stephen Foster's
Old Black Joe, and Old Folks at
Home; carillon pieces by Barber and
Menotte; songs by Nevin, Cadman,
Busch, and Phile; and Selection from.
Gershwin's Rhapsodic in Blue.
Wind Instrument Program: Friday,
May 31, 1:00 p.m., Harris Hall. Solo-

ists: Harold Sef ton, clarinet, play-
ing Von Weber's Concerto No. 2;
Dwight Dailey, flute, Concertino by
Chaminade; Maurice Guild, baritone,
Concerto No. 5 by Blazewitsch; Clin-
ton Norton, flute, in Suite, Air A'-
Italien, Les Plaisirs, by Telemahn;
Harry Phillips, clarinet, in Bt'ahms'
Sonata in E flat, Op. 120, No. 2. Open
to University students.
Student Recital: Madeline Ardner,
pianist, will present a irecitul in par-
(Contiflued on Pg p,)

Inept Government Ire Japan

THE ALLIED COUNCIL for Japan which held
its fifth meeting yesterday (Wednesday)
seems to have deteriorated into an unsuccessful
attempt at international cooperation, leaving
the reconstruction of Japan in the hands of
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur.
The Council has only advisory and consul-
tative powers and cannot make decisions on ques-
tions of policy. Reports on previous meetings of
the Council show its lack of cooperation and its
A charge made by the Russian delegate at the
second meeting of the Council that undesirable
persons were still holding positions in Japan
and endangering the process of democratization,
was squelched by a filibuster carried on by an
American representative who talked the meeting
to death.
An attempt made by non-American delegates
at the next meeting to limit speakers' time was
refused by the chairman on grounds of free
The situation in Japan as run by MacArthur's
directives is encouraging in some ways, but
leaves much to be desired in other ways, accord-

enforce Allied directives, according to Mr. Gayn.
Local garrisons have been depleted to the point
of uselessness. Best results in the provinces have
been achieved by men who have exceeded their
authority, according to Gayn.
From the point of view of building up a future
democratic society in Japan, and of promoting
international cooperation, it would be desirable
for the Council to have a greater voice in the
administration of Japan.
The present autocratic control by the United
States through General MacArthur has only
led to friction and misunderstanding between
the four powers represented on the Council.
Furthermore, if Allied control over Japan is to
be gradually relinquished at some future time,
this change will be more easily accomplished if
authority is transferred from one civilian govern-
ing group to another, than from a military gover-
nor to a civil governing body.
-Shirley Frank

Fifty-Sixth Year
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(-We've been reminiscing. About the old days.

By Crockett Johnson
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