THE MiCHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY. MARCH 21, 1949
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IT SO HAPPENS...
e Van Johnson Should Get Mail Like This
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NIGHT EDITOR: BETTYANN LARSEN
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
1%TE are constantly reminded that there was a
time when this great co-educational uni-
versity was exclusively a school for men.
Although Madelon Stockwell, the first woman
to enter the university, enrolled February 2,
1870, the tradition of the dominant male was far
from shattered when her registration materials
The most striking example of the fact that
women students have not yet gained equal
rights on one of the oldest of the nation's co-
educational campuses is to be found in the or-
ganizational differences of the Union and the
"Here on State Street we have one of the most
beautiful and well-equipped buildings on campus,
for the exclusive use of the men students," the
orientation advisor informs the entering fresh-
men. "And over on N. University," the learned up-
perclassman continues, "we have the League
carrying on the same functions for the women."
With this last bit of information, the coed ad-
visor is forced to suppress a rather satirical
"HE smile is invoked by a flood of memories-
memories of the time her parents came up
for the week-end and she tried to find them a'
room, The Union, because it allows its members
to have first claim on its rooms, was completely
filled. The League, in which she holds a com-
parable membership, was also completely book-
ed, but for a different reason.
Rooms at the League are reserved for weeks
in advance, not for parents and friends of wo-
men students, but for relatives of townspeople;
traveling salesmen, and casual sightseers.
Chances are Mom and Pop stayed at a board-
ing house, if they could find one.
HE has memories too of the hours spent wait-
ing in that endless line leading to the League
cafeteria, waiting in line because her house did-
n't serve meals and being forced to stand be-
hind groups of townspeople who could just as
.well eat elsewhere. The stalwart campus male,
however is not a part of the motley hungry queue.
He is dining at the Union cafeteria which serves
meals to him and to him alone.
We see no reason why after 76 years the coed
should still be treated as a sort of a step-sister
to that Man of the Hour, Joe College. We shall
happily continue to conform to the anachronism
of walking around to the side door of his building
if we are given the opportunity to feel that the
League is operated for our benefit in the same
sense that the Union is operated for his.
Actioii Thru T .
T HERE are over 10,000 students registercd in
the University. Out of that large number it
seems unbclievable that the Inter-Racial As-
sociation can not maintain an active iembership
of more than twenty persons who are willing to
work to achieve racial equality. Surely there are
others who have convictions that are strong
enough to lead to a desire to fight for them.
The IRA realizes that talk is not synony-
mous with action. It has appealed for members
who are willing to act to carry out its program
of testing various restaurants and entertain-
ment centers, organizing educational groups,
and planning a campus brotherhood week.
The preamble of the Constitution of the IRA
clearly states the purpose of the organization:
"To help create among the American people
the unity and mutual understanding resulting
from a common citizenship, a common belief in
dcemocracy, and the ideals of liberty . . . the ac-
ceetance. in fact as well as in law, of all 0itzens,
Our first fan mail has arrived and we treasure
the original jealously. Our readers, we feel, are
entitled to glance at its contents, however, and
we quote it in full.
"It is extremely unfortunate that Samuel
Grafton's column is no longer found on the
editorial page of the Michigan Daily at a time
when his piercing analyses of the national and
international situation are more important
than ever. According to an editorial note, this
deletion was necessitated by lack of space. At
the same time a new column, "It So Happens,"
appeared, a column filled with items of dubious
news significance. The incidents are related
in a style vaguely suggestive of the New Yorker;
and like most imitators the columnist (or col-
umnists) lacks the verve of the original stylist.
Since for the most part this column is neither
particularly clever nor humorous, it is rather
annoying to find Grafton's "I'd Rather Be
Right" replaced by nuggets of nothing.
Norma S. Levy.
We sympathize, Norma, but we have our rea-
1) Grafton's column almost invariably arrives
one day after it has been printed in metropolitan
papers. When, as it sometimes does, "I'd Rather
Be Right" arrives on the release date, we often
2) We know "It So Happens" does not measure
up to New Yorker Standards, but it has two ad-
vantages for a student newspaper. It is local and
it is written by students (plural, we assure you.)
What's more, we think it will improve as those
who write develop further understanding of what
is to them a new technique.
3) Verbal comment, which is about all we re-
ceive, has tended to be favorable.
The defense moves for a temporary adjourna-
ment, hoping that new evidence will appear with-
in the week, admitting that the case is wide
Musings o Equality
The latest directive of the Clothing Produc-
ers Association promises that any raise in price
in the lower-priced suit fields will be compen-
sated for by a decrease in the cost of the most
Please understand that we're not complain-
ing: what could be fairer?
ihe Literary Gampis . ..
Never you mind what secret archives we've
been delving in these past few days, the experi-
ence is one we shan't soon forget.
Sample 1: A petition for what is dubiously
known as an activity. We quote:
The Art Cinema League presents Dolores Del
Rio in "Flor Silvestre."
G.ATHER round, children; poise your handker-
chieves, and your Uncle will tell you a story.
It's all about a simple, although gorgeous, daugh-
ter of the soil in old Mexico, who loves-who
dares to love, that is-The Son of The Big Land-
owner. It's a sad story and many tears were shed
over it last night at Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
All this springs from a screening of "Flor Sil-
vestre" (it means "wild-flower" a Puerto Rican
friend has whispered to me), a Mexican film that
is newest in the series of foreign-language films
presented by The Art Cinema League. Although a
large part of its interest is admittedly academic,
the film may bring nostalgic twinges to some in
that it stars Dolores Del Rio, an American screen
favorite of some years back. From the stand-
point of a language workout, it is a valuable film.
Miss Del Rio's diction is unusually clear and pre-
cise and she is more understandable for struggling
American students than some of her colleagues.
From the standpoint of cinema it is a rather
naive fable, as sketched above, set against the
background of the Mexican Revolution. Its com-
ments on the Revolution are mere platitudes and
there seems to be no great social significance at-
tached to it. Miss Del Rio and the hero, an actor
notable in that he wears what must be the largest
somnbrero in captivity, play the love story to its
moist hilt. There is a scene, in which 'the hero
goes before the firing squad in the sight of his
wife, that is clearly designed to tear your heart
r"HE English subtitles do not offer the usual be-
guiling fun. They are quite restrained, and
avoid American colloquialisms. The only time
things show promise is when, after a father has
knocked his son down, trampled on him and at-
tempted to stab him with a saber, the subtitle
puts "you men have no heart" into the mouth of
the distraught mother. In addition to a couple
of musical interludes and scores of caballeros
dashing hither and yon across the Mexican
equivalent of the pampas, there is a really fasci-
nating glimpse into a Mexican brothel, replete
with player piano and all.
In the well-known nutshell that is the context
of the film. There remains little more t do
other than registering a long, low whistle over
Miss Del Rio's Latin beauty, which is all it used
to be in her Hollywood days.
". . . . I have been a member of numerous
teams, particularly midget and junior league
basketball and baseball teams in my pre high-
school days. I served as team captain in both
sports and still hold a junior basketball league
scoring record of 28 points in one game."
"( .... I still have in my possession a 3-year
perfect attendance pin as a Sunday School
member) . . .
"At the end of my first term I was rather
surprised on learning that my grades had been
high enough to warrant entrance into Phi Eta
Sigma, freshman honor society."
And a modest sequitur, "July, 1944, found the
manpower shortage here quite critical, and I won
the intramural tennis tournament in singles."
Michiguama, here he comes.
Sample 2: A little poem, entitled Assembly As-
sociation, to be found in your copy of Women's
Activities 1945-46-and they say pulp is scarce:
"Listen, my coed and you shall hear
About an organization all Independents hold
Assembly's its name and its ten years old
Growing stronger and better-as you'll be told."
Tell somebody else, sister, we ain't stickin'
(Ali items appearing in this column are written by
members of The Daily staff and edited by the Editorial
I'D RA THER BE RIGHT:
By SAMUEL GRAFTON
THE biggest bloc of votes in America, what
might be called the liberal vote, is lying a-
round, waiting to be picked up; and it makes a
curious political situation. Nobody is wooing the
liberal vote in the aggressive manner in which
Mr. Roosevelt used to woo it; with the result that
this orphaned bloc, and it is one of the largest
orphans on record, is groping and looking for a
father. Mr. Truman occasionally offers it a lolly-
pop and goes kitchy-koo, but it has not yet fully
decided whether to sit on his lap; it stares at the
faces of the strange men who have succeeded
Mr. Roosevelt, and waits.
The situation is therefore fraught, as they
say; and when a situation becomes sufficiently
fraught, the professionals of politics will, in
time take notice. The first "break," it seems
to me, comes with Postmaster General Hanne-
gan's little-noticed Jackson Day speech at
Mr. Hannegan is chairman of the Democratic
National Committee, and in theory, the little
friend of all Democrats, everywhere; but from
his Wilmington podium he took a direct cut at
those Southern Democrats who have joined with
the Republicans to make a bi-partisan bloc.
HE used rough language. He said that the dis-
sident Southern Democrats have joined with
the Republicans in a "class compact" to defeat the
will of "three-fourths of the people of the na-
tion" on price control and housing. It is not
customary to bring references to the theory of
class struggle into American political debate; it
is not considered a nice theory at all; and the
fact that Mr. Hannegan, has mentioned the fatal
word dan only mean that he is through pleading
with the Southern dissidents to behave; he is
appealing, beyond them, to that dimly-seen sea
of faces which used to cheer for Roosevelt and
Mr. Hannegan is a practical politician; it
is not unnatural that the realization should sud-
denly have dawned on him that there must be
many Americans around who really liked Mr.
Roosevelt, for him to have been elected four
times hand running; and that these are real
people, not elves and pixies who turn up once
in four years to stuff the ballot boxes. There are
those in Washington who say that Mr. Hannegan
has deliberately furthered the appointments of
such men as the Messrs. Porter, Nathan, Pri-
Pchard, et al., to start a kind of liberal life going
in Washington again; that he prefers for Mr
Truman to have a liberal, majority support, even
if attended by unpleasant sound effects, rather
than have him go down to silent defeat, in an
atmosphere of forced geniality, and little cat-
smiles, with no rough word ever spoken.
And so the story takes a sudden turn. It was
perhaps inevitable that the conflict between
the Northern and Southern wings of Democra-
tic officialdom would come out into the open
this year. The bi-partisan bloc, to which so
much of the Southern Democrarcy is attached,
has become steadily bolder; it even held a kind
of organization meeting, fortnight ago, after
which it was meekly suggested in these dis-
patches that the name "Conservative Bloc" be
attached to it, to indicate its emerging charac-
ter as a new party.
Mr. Hannegan is trying to oppose this poli-
tical process. If he fails, tie results are beyond
foretelling, and might include a third-party
movement. Only if he succeeds can the Demo-
cratic party be good for another whirl as the
sprawling, brawling, room-enough-for-everybody
party, as long as a piece of string, as wide as from
right to left; a party within whose screaming in-
ternal conferences there were, under Roosevelt,
compromises beaten out which were broad enough
to appeal to the country, and to keep it on its
feet in a perilous time.
(Copyright, 1946, N. Y.Post Syndicate)
A wide range of honest experimen-
tation is evident to those attend-+
ing the Rackham Hall opening of
Eduardo Salgado's one-man exhibit
of forty-three paintings done on an
eight months' tour ranging from
New York, Ann Arbor to Los Angeles;
therein is found rewarding fruit of
the first Rackham traveling fellow-
ship in painting.
The artist's inclusion of ten
paintings done earlier in the Phihi-
pines and in Mexico enables one to
gauge his growth and stylistic ver-
Rather than the coercion of "isms",'
it is the rhythmic color and emotion-'
a] content he sees in a subject that
dictates his style, making for a var-
iety that ranges from the "Los Ena-
morados"-a purely decorative water
color exploiting magically all the
tones of purple with a stated sen-
suousness so cool he recaptures it in
sculpture without disturbing the ef-
feet-to the graduated implied clasp
of male steel and feminine smoke, in-
timating the enamored mesalliance
of industry and idealism-in the elo-
quent oil painting "Pittsburgh".
HIS dry brush of skyscrapers, the
Carillon Tower, the altar of a
cathedral have a stately dignity. His
still-lifes objectify fruit such as it
must have existed before the fall of
man--in delicate color. Form has a
pristine freshn ss. His blithe subju-
gation of detail to permit a radiant
pattern of motion and color which
itself gives pleasure, is achieved so
consistently that in this one feels
Salgado's signature. But his contri-
bution is the exploration he is re-
wardingly making of the stipple tech-
nique-dots that Seurat used with
one-dimensional results and which
Salgado, without losing delicacy or
flux, is more communicatively em-
ploying by curving his thousands of
dots and dashes to give a solidity and
three -dimensional effect. The result
is a Morse Code technique with a
message-to coin a name for his ex-
periment. Paintings done in this
technique are "Autumn Rhapsody"-
the arboretum depicted with the
moodiness of a Van Gogh, "Califor-
nia Hills", "Kids from Brooklyn",
"Winter Studio" (a nude), "The
Meeting of Minds", "Bataan", and
the full-blown height of this inter-
esting experiment-"V-J Day".
In "The Strikers", the simplicity
of his human figures gives a rhy-
thm to a pattern of violence that
could be rendered in ballet. Har-
mony purifies even the terror of
his baleful "Twentieth Century
Dilemma": beside the church of
David tinniness is Goliath with the
atomic brain, constructed out of
armaments, who can understand
science but not mercy-today's
tower of Babel. Equally powerful,
showing the invention of the artist
in dealing with large terms with
telling impact, is his "The Meeting
of Minds"-the races concocting
the Four Freedoms.
FOR his people back in the Islands,
he has suffused with charm taw-
dry New York-showing like a poet
the astor loveliness of tenements, the
controlled glorified flesh of Coney
Island, the beauty even in the sub-
way-which is a feat both of art
and of singular good will.
Ma Criticizes Men
To The Editor:
What's wrong with the men at the
dances so graciously given by various
girls' dormitories and sororities on
the campus? It's customary for a fel-
low to dance with his host when in-
vited to her house to a party. At the
recent dances around the campus the
men either group-up to watch or
gang-up to cut in on two or three
glamour girls and rudely overlook the
many other attractive girls that one
should want to dance with but, if
not, which simple politeness demands.
The quickest way to bring this
shortcoming to the attention of male
students would be to revise the rules
at a few dances and have the girls
do all the tagging. This would be an
unpleasant experience for most of usj
men. We all aren't glamour-boys, you j
Now's The Time
A true mark of intelligence is to
know when to do the proper thing.
Now is the time to give your share
plus to the American Red Cross.
Pubication in the Daily Official sul-
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 Angeil Hall, by 3:30 p. m. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a. m. Sat-
THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 1946
VOL. LVI, No. 93
School of Education Facult.v: The
March meeting will be held on Mon-
day, March 25, in the University Ele-
mentary School Library. The meet-
ing will convene at 4:15 p.m.
Students who competed in the Iop-
wood contest for freshmen should call
for their manuscripts by Friday
March 22. The Hopwood Room is
open week days from 2:00 to 5:30
No petitions will be received by the
Hopwood Committee after April 1.
See Hopwood bulletin, page 9, para-
Students. College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts:
be made before April 1. Application
bmaebfrApi1.Applications o coasissol
forms may be obtained at 1220 Angell
Hall and should be filed at that office.
City of Detroit Civil Service An-
nouncement has been received in this
1) Junior Clerk (Male) Salary
$1752 to $1980
2) Intermediate Clerk Salary
$2169 to $2321
Closing date is April 1.
3) Junior Accountant Salary $2625
4) Semi-senior Accountant Salary
$3413 to $4127
5) Senior Accountant Salary $4365
Closing date is April 11.
6) City Plan Effectuator Salary
$4761 to $5476
7) Senior City Plan Effectuator
Salary $6613 to $7165
Closing date is May 9.
Senior Purchases Agent Salary
$4127 to $4682
Principal Purchases Agent Salary
$4894 to $5529
Closing date is April 17.
For information, call at the Bureau
of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall.
Michigan Dailies Wanted:
There are still Michigan men in
service who want clippings from the
Michigan Dailies. Also there are men
in hospitals to whom I am sending
the papers. Thanks heaps.
Ruth B. Buchanan
University Lecture: Dr. P a u
Weatherwax, Professor of Botany a
Indiana University, will lecture on
the subject, "The Origin of Maize'
(illustrated), under the auspices o
the Departments of Botany and An
thropology, at 4:15 p.m., Friday
March 22, in the Natural Science Au
ditorium. The public is cordially in
University Lecture: Dr. Y. P. Me
(Mei Yi-pao), President of Wench
ing University (Peiping) will lectur'
on "Confucius and Confucianism" a
4:15 p.m., Monday, March 25, in th
Auditorium of the Kellogg Buildin
under the auspices of the Depart
ment of Philosophy and the Interna
tional Center. Educated at Oberlin
(B.A.), the University of Chicag
(Ph.D.) and at Cologne Universit
(1927-28), Dr. Mei is widely known
through his English publications on
the early Chinese philosophica
schools. Dr. Mei is on a special mis
sion in America to promote Chinese
American cultural relations at the in
vitation of the U. S. State Depart
Leland Stowe, noted foreign cor
respondent and author, will be pre
sented by the Oratorical Association
tonight at 8:30 p.m. in Hill Au
ditorium as the closing number on the
1945-46 Lecture Course. "What We
May Expect in the Future" will be the
subject of Mr. Stowe's lecture. Tic
kets may be purchased today
from 10-1, 2-8:30 at the Auditorium
French Lecture: Dr. Alphonse Fav-
reau, of the Romance Language De-
partment, will offer the fourth
French lecture on the series spon-
sored by the Cercle Francais, or
Tuesday, March 26, at 4:10 p.m. in
Room D, Alumni Memorial Hall. Th
title of his lecture is: "Les vins de
Botany 1 Make-up final examin-
ation for students with excused ab-
sences from the fall term examina
tion will be given today at 4:00 p.m.,
in Room 1139 Natural Science.
Rainich will speak on "Unifying Ideas
Remedial Reading: A non-credit
course in the improvement of reading
is again being offered this semester.
The fi'st meeting of the class will be
on Thursday, March 28, at 4:00 p.m.,
in Room 4009 University High School,
Interested students are invited to this
Veterans' Tutorial Work in Physs
26 and 46. Two sections for tutorial
work in Physics 26 and 46 have been
organized. Section I-Monday, Wed-
nesday,7:30 to 8:30, Saturday, 11
o'clock, 1035 Randali Laboratory-
A. W. Ewald, Instructor. Section 2-
Monday, Wednesday, ;:30 to 8:30,
and Saturday 11 o'clock. 136 Randall
Laboratory H. Levenstein, Instru
tor. Only veterans enroled in Physics
26 or 46 should attend.
Paintings by Eduardo Salgado of
current American Life. Daily from
2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. in the mezza-
nine galleries of Rackham until April
Michigan Historical Collections:
"Early Ann Arbor." 160 Rackham.
Open daily 8-12, 1:30-4:30, Saturdays
La Sociedad IHispanica and Art
Cinema League present Flor Silves-
tre tthe Wild Flower) with Dolores
Del Rio, Spanish Dialogue, English
Sub-titles, in tie Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater tonight at 8:30 p.m.
Tea at the International Center:
The weekly informal teas at the In-
ternational Center on Thursdays,
fmrom 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. are open to
all foreign students and their Ameri-
Forestry Club: There will be a brief
business meeting in Room 2039, Nat-
umalScience Building, at 7:30 this
Phi Sigma, honorary biological fra-
ternity, will hold a closed meeting
tonight at 7:30 in West Conference
Room, Rackham. The following per-
sons are particularly requested to at-
tend: William Hovanitz, Van Harris,
Cheng Tsui, Alby Sharknas, Morton
Livingston, Dorothy M. Sherman, and
Phi Delta Kappa Coffee flour will
be held this afternoon at 4:15 in the
West Conference Room of the Rack-
ham Building. Professor Irving An-
derson will report on his educational
work with the Services.
t The Coordination Committee of the
1 Veterans Organization will meet at
the West Lodge Community Center
f tonight at 7:30.
The Ann Arbor Chapter of the
- American Veterans will meet in the
Union tonight at 7:30. Topics for dis-
cussion include arguments on both
sides of the Atomic Energy Control
i Commission issue. All veterans are
- cordially invited.
t The Modern Poetry Club will meet
e tonight at 7:30 in Room 3231 Angell
g Hall. Mr. Jack Sessions will lead a
- discussion on Walt Whitman and T.
- S. Elliot.
D The -B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
Y Inter Faith Committee will meet to-
n day at 4:15 at the Foundation. Plans
n will be made for coming Inter Faith
The Gcological Journal Club will
meet in Rm. 4065, N. S. Bldg, at 12:15
- p.m. on Friday, March 22.
Program: Various phases of the
- geology of Camp Davis, Wyo. area, by
n Ruth Bachrach, Alice Gray and
e All interested are cordially invited.
e The Acolytes will meet at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 22, in the West Confer-
ence Room, Rackham building, to
hear an address by Professor Burke
Shartel entitled: "Proof And Pre-
s umption In The Legal System." In-
I terested non-members are welcome.
Attention Sphinx members: There
will be an important meeting Sunday,
March 24, at 7:15 p.m. Meet in lobby
of the Union. Election of officers will
be held and new members voted on.
The Graduate Outing Club is plan-
ning a bicycle hike on Sunday, March
24. Members who do not own a bi-
cycle can rent one at the Campus
Bike Shop, 510 E. William St. if they
reserve it in advance. The supper fee
should be paid at the checkroom desk
in the Rackham Building before noon
Saturday. Bikers, complete with bi-
cycle, will meet at the northwest en-
trance of the Rackham Building at
Wesleyan Guild will have an
"April Fool's" party in the Guild
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um . mm- -mwir rlod
We must set a date. Convenient for
your parents and their friends. But
we'll disnsen' with ren<frntion
A six months' course, once (, week, will
suffice. Er, actually there's nothing
Iomnicted nabout thes ude of nymnhs
By Crockett Johnson
Where will you teach, Mr. O'Malley?
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Economics 51, 52, 53 and 54: Make-
up final examination for students
with excused absences from the fall
term examination will be given to-j
day at 3:15 p.m., in Room 207, Eco-