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PAGE FOUR

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 1947

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. Legislators' Platforms

B EFORE EVERY ELECTION The Daily,
in cooperation with the Student Legis-
lature, prints qualification statements for
the candidates. As a service to the student
body we are reprinting the platforms on
which 24 new Legislators were elected this
week.
Representative Party .,..
Representative Party members who were
elected include James Risk, Anthony Spada,
Penny Klausner, Edward McKinlay, Chuck
Lewis, Stuart Rankin, Barbara Newman and
Miriam Levy.
We are a Representative Party of affiliat-
ed and independent students with the goal
of stimulating the Student Legislature and
with the purpose of achieving action. We
have decided to run as a party to insure
representation of the campus as a whole and
responsibility as a group to the platform
that we have formulated.
In order to insure this responsibility, the
Representative Party will initiate a plan to
publicize the individual voting and atten-
dance records. To further inform the stu-
dent of legislative activities we intend to
have published an informative record in-
cluding committee reports and minutes of
the meetings.
In addition, the Representative Party
plans the publication of a comprehensive
report of the function, structure and powers
of the Student Legislature.
The Representative Party advocates great-
er student participation in legislative af-
fairs by campus-wide initiation of legislation
and by publicizing the open-meeting policy
of the governing group and its associated
committees. Finally, the Representative Par-
ty also believes in an enlarged student Book
Exchange and an expansion of social fa-
cilities.
Non partisans ...
Dave Dutcher .. .
Opportunity and necessity for work in
two fields induced me to run for this office.
We need a stronger student voice in student
affairs. I would also seek simplification and
the centralization of the numerous student
governing bodies. Previous council experi-
ence and two years on Michigan's Debate
Team are my qualifications.
Elmer Weber .. .
My qualifications include membership
Lloyd House Council, '46, General J-Hop
Committee '47, and at present social chair-
man Lloyd House and general chairman of
West Quad dances. If elected, I, as a veteran
shall endeavor to activate the Student Leg-
islature as the "voice of the student body"
to accomplish self-government.
Bob Silver...
Revolution!-Overthrow of the existing
system-Sweeping new reforms - These are
not things I promise. Rather it seems that
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by nenbers ofThe Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: EUNICE MINTZ
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intelligent action on arising problems and
a constant keeping in mind of policies which
the student body as a whole wants carried
out are the things that we can expect from
our Legislature.
Jeanne Metels ki-..
I believe that the Student Congress is an
intrinsic part of the University. Therefore,
I will devote my time and interest to help
it gain and maintain prestige and at the
same time, acquaint every student with its
functions and accomplishments.
jean Gringle .. .
Qualifications: Junior, literary college;
president Jordan Hall, '44; general chair-
man Soph Cabaret, '45; president Lutheran
Student Association; vice-president Inter-
Guild; president Alph Delta Pi; Pan hellen-
ic, financial secretary WSSF, Wyvern. Plat-
form: Broaden scope of student activity
through positive cooperation with student
groups, faculty, administration; investigate
student needs, foster expansion.
Gay Larsen...
Through work as a night editor on The
Daily and experience with the Legislature's
Varsity Committed, I feel qualified to ascer-
tain and represent prevailing student opin-
ion on problems which arise, free of the
pressure of party membership.
Connie Converse . ..
I am associated with no party in this elec-
tion because I believe that the Student Leg-
islature should be able to represent the en-
tire campus without undue influence from
partisan groups. To promote and execute
energetic action in carrying out all policies
and demands of the student body is my aim.
David Baldwin * . .
I maintain an ardent desire to help the
Student Legislature continue to become a
coordinated voice of the student body as a
whole, free from the small but powerful rad-
ical factions prevalent on our campus. Vet-
eran originally enrolled in 1941, ATO, well
acquainted with many existing problems.
Rae King.. ..
The basic platform I have to offer is that
I am a student as you are, and I will con-
sider our interests and wants in the work of
the Legislature. I understand the workings
of student government thoroughly and be-
lieve this makes me capable of representing
you.
* * *
George Gordon,.. .
Strong student interest is the prime re-
quisite for strong student government. The
Student Legislature should promote such
interest through sponsored forum discus-
sions of student affairs. By airing pertin-
ent problems, definite mandates from the
student body may be gained. Such man-
dates will democratically chart the course
of legislature action.
Bill Short .,.
I am remaining independent in this elec-
tion because I believe that no single group
should dominate the policies of the Student
Legislature. I will endeavor to promote
coordinated and unified programs that will
represent the wishes of the student body.
Past experience: chairman 1946 Feather
Merchants Ball.
Ruth Sights .
I promise to do my utmost to back camp-
us activities encouraging both men and
women participation. Also, I would like to
see investigations held concerning excessive
food and book prices, and I would like to

see more cooperation between affiliated and
independent- students.
Dick K~elly ---
Member of the Union staff, treasurer of
Theta Xi fraternity. I believe that the stu-
dents of this university are capable of far
more self-government, both individually and
in their affiliated groups, than they are now
permitted. And I feel that the Student Leg-
islature should be the active voice of this
sentiment and the leader in this self-gov-
ernment.
Janet Osgood . ,.
I will back all proposals for the centrali-
zation of all student activities. I am also
in favor of continuing a cooperative restaur-
ant, the establishment of an improved sys-
tem for the academic counseling of upper
classmen and projects for better facilities
for social functions including a new building
for formal dances.
Peg Herold ...
As your representative on the Student Leg-
islature, I will endeavor to make the organi-
zation more responsive to student opinion
and1 to integrate the various: comoua ctivi-

The
City Editor's
SCRATCH
PAD
THERE'S A DANCE HALL in Ann Arbor
"where light and dark folks meet" in the
ratio of about five to one in favor of the
latter. An apparently anomalous situation,
it makes no difference to the patrons of ei-
ther race. They go there to dance and listen
to good jazz.
The management of the place is all-white.
As you enter, a 10-year-old boy sells you a
ticket. Upstairs, a girl about the same age
checks your coat. The manager is a pleasant
man in his forties, and when he asks you
to "come again," it sounds like a personal
invitation.
The dance floor is about as drab as a
grain elevator. There are no tricky spot and
flood lights designed to lend romantic at-
mosphere. The band sits on a two by four
stage, with the piano right down on the
floor. The band, like the crowd, is a mixed
outfit, largely made up of students in the
University's music school. While the bands
at the Union and League are dashing off
their stereotyped versions of old and new
ballads, these boys are making it up as they
go along, with resultant fresh and spon-
taneous rhythms.
You go over and lean on the piano and
take a look at the crowd. Tension?-about
as much as there is in a glass of water. You
wander upstairs where there's a sort of mez-
zanine overlooking the dance floor. It has
two sections of wooden benches, and you sit
down and relax. Everybody relaxes, and
there's no painted line separating one group
of benches from the other.
I once sat in a New Orleans night cluband
heard a white emcee tell the all-white cus-
tomers they could watch a couple of colored
kids riff through an impromptu dance rou-
tine between floor shows and toss them some
coins if they wanted to. "The law won't let
us pay them for this sort of thing," he said,
and he wasn't very sad about it.
Down at the Ann Arbor dance palace de-
scribed above, however, they do things ac-
cording to strictly business methods. Musi-
cal talent is judged on a strictly professional
basis, and anybody can be a customer who
has the price of admission. The policy def-
initely pays off, both in profits and in
brotherhood.
Militarism
COMMENTING on Marshall's appointment
in January, we said "It remains to be
seen whether the appointment of a military
leader to Secretary of State will be regarded
as a 'slap in the face' by nations which are
trying to rid the world of militarism and
militaristic diplomacy."
Strangely enough the first such public re-
action seems to have come from citizens of
Russia, certainly the most militaristic nation
in the world today.
According to an Associated Press corre-
spondent in Moscow, the military character
of the American delegation to the Big Four
Foreign Ministers' Conference, coupled with
Truman's aid-to-Greece-and-Turkey speech,
have given many Russians the idea that the
military is in the saddle in the United States.
Commenting on the make-up of the dele-
gation, one Russian said, "It's headed by a
man, who, no matter how high his qualities
as a humanitarian statesman, is a general
at heart."
The group also brought up the names of
Ambassador (General) Smith, General Mark
Clark, Lieutenant General Lucius Clay, and
Major General William Draper, Jr.
According to another Russian, "the United
States has enough brass present at this con-
ference table to make a brass statue of a
general."
Does anyone know the Russian word for
brass?

-John Campbell

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BILL MAULDIN

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Letters to the Editor...

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Because The Daily
prints MA IV letter to the editor
(which is signed, 300 words or less,
in length, and in good taste) we re-
mind our readers that the views ex-
pressed in lciters are those of the
writers only. Letters of more than
300 words are shortened, printed or
omitted at the discretion of the edi-
torial director.
Re: White Letter
To the Editor:
ORDINARILY I do not allow
the illogical musings of im-
mature intellectuals to disturb my
customarily peaceful state of
mind, but the naive reasoning
which Warren C. White engaged
in and attempted to disguise by
using multisyllable words was just
too much. The way he blandly
skipped from one false assump-
tion to another in attempting to
prove his contention (utterly fail-
ing to prove it). and then reach-
ed back into the mouldy past for
the confirmation of his mouldy
ideas was clearly a disgusting dis-
play of superficial argumentation.
Negation of his first point: I am
personally acquainted with a
large number of "typical"student
veterans, none of whom are unap-
preciative of the assistance they
are eligible for and are receiving
under P.L. 346.

"My dears, socialism is passe. In my circle it went out with gin
rummy."

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

ART

(Continued from Page 3)tration-George L. Schmutz of
North Hollywood, California, lec-
position of Student Dietitian. Ap- turer and author, will speak on
plications must be submitted prior the subject "Appraisal Problems
to April 10. For further informa- in Today's Market" at 8 p.m.,
tion, call Mr. Jones at the Bureau Mon., March 24, in the large lec-
of Appointments, extension 371. ture room, Rackham Bldg. A
--- question and answer period will
The U. S. Civil Service Commis- follow the lecture. The public is
sion, Washington, D. C., is accept- cordially invited.
ing applications for student
nurses. Applications must be re- Academic Notices
ceived in the U. S. Civil Service
Commission, Washington, D.C. not Mathematics Seminar on Corn-
later than April 29. For further plex Variables: Sat., March 15, 10
information, call Mr. Jones, Bu- a.m., Rm. 3011, Angell Hall. Mr.
reau of Appointments, extension Hansen will speak on the Schwarz-
371. Christoffel mappings.
A representative from Proctor & Physical Education-Women Stu
Gamble from Detroit will be at dents:
the Bureau of Appointments on Mid-semester registration for
Monday, March 24, to interview all freshman and upperlass wom-
June graduates for sales depart- en taking required physical edu-
ment. For further information cation will be held on Fri., March
and appointments, call the Bu- 21, 8 to 4:30 and Sat., March 22, 8
reau of Appointments, extension to 12:30 in Barbour Gymnasium.
371. If a semester's credit is to be ob-
tained, each student must re-regis
University Community Center, ter at this time.
1045 Midway, Willow Run Village. Registration for upperclass and
Fri., March 21, 8 p.m., Dupli- graduate women students wishing
cate Bridge, Party Bridge, Dan- to take an elective course in physi-
cing. cal education will be held on Mon.,
West Lodge: March 24, and Tues., Marcb25, in
Fri., March 21, The Little The- Barbour Gymnasium, 8 to 12, and
atre will present "Ten Nights in 1:30 to 4:3.
a Barroom," Auditorium.gAll newclasses begin the week
Sat., March 22. "Ten Nights in a of April 14.
Barroom," Little Theatre Group.
Lecture Concert
University of Michigan Concert
The Thomas M. Cooley Lectures: Band, William D. Revelli, Conduc-
Professor Henry Rottschaefer, of tor, will present its annual Spring
the University of Minnesota, will Concert at 8:30 p.m., Wed., March
deliver the first series of Thomas 26, Hill Auditorium. Program:
M. Cooley Lectures, under the aus- Compositions by Darcy, Franck,
pices of the Law School and the Henneberg, Wagner, DeFalla,
Research, on the general subject, Rimsky - Korsakov, G a I 1 o i s,
"The Constitution and Socio-Eco- Strauss, Gould, Grofe, and Steiner.
nomic Change," as follows : Lec- The general public is invited.
ture 1, "The Development of Fed-
eral Power prior to 1933," 4 p.m. Student Recital: Emil Raab,
Mon., March 24. Lecture 2, "The student of violin under Gilbert
Expansion of Federal Powers after Ross, and concertmaster of the
1933," 4 p.m., Tues., March 25; University Symphony Orchestra,
Lecture 3, "The Development and will be heard in a recital at 8:30
Expansion of State Powers," 4 p.m., March 23, Lydia Mendelssohn
p.m., Wed., March 26; Lecture 4, Theatre. Mr. Raab will be accom-
"The Trend in Protection of Per- paied at the piano by John
sonal and Property Rights," 4 Wheeler, in a program of compo-
p.m., Thurs., March 27; Lecture sitions by Mozart, Glazounow,
5,"Implications of Recent Trends," Schubert, Dohnanyi, Boulanger,
3 p.m., Fri., March 28. All lectures and Saint-Saens. The public is
will be held in Rm. 150, Hutchins cordially invited.
Hall. The public is cordially in-
vited. Student Recital: John Wolaver,
--- pupil of Joseph Brinkman, will be
Professor Finley Foster, of Adel- heard in a piano recital given in
bert College, Western Reserve Uni- partial fulfillment of the require-
versity, will lecture on the subject, ments for the degree of Master of
"Hogarth's Rake's Progress: a Music at 8:30 p.m. Mon., March
Point of View." at 4:15 p.m., Tues., 24, Rackham Assembly Hall. Pro-
Mar. 25, Rackham Amphitheatre; gram: Sonata in A major by
auspices of the Department of Schubert, and Sonata in B-flat
English. major, Op. 106 by Beethoven. The
Professor Foster will speak be- general public is invited.
fore the English Journal Club on -t
tesbjet, "ilam Bke: A- Exhibitions.
tist and Poet," at 8 p.m., Ties.,I
Mar. 25, East Conference Room. Michigan Takes Shape--a dis-
Rackham Bldg. play of maps, Michigan -Histori-
cal Collection, 160 Rackham.
French Lecture: Dr. James Hours: 8-12, 1:30-4:30 Monday
O'Neill, of the Romance Language through Friday, 8-12 Saturday.
Department, will lecture- on the
subject: "Antoine de St.-Exupery" Events TOddWY
at 4:10 p.m., Tues., Mai'ch 25, Rm.
D. Alumni Memorial Hall; aus- University Radio Program:
pices of Le Cercle Francais. 2:30 p.m., Station WKAR. 870
___Kc. Tales from Poe-"The Tell-
School of Business Adminis- tale Heart."

2:45 p.m., Station WKAR, 870
Kc. The Botany Series - "The
Story of Hybrid Corn," Dr. Wil-
liam Hovanitz, Assistant Profes-
sor of Botany.
3:30 p.m., Station WPAG, 1050
Kc. A talk by President Alexan-
der G. Ruthven in commemora-
tion of the 110th Anniversary of
the University of Michigan.
German Coffee Hour, 3-5 p.m.
League Coke Bar.
Association Coffee Hour, 4:30-
6 p.m., Lane Hall Library.
Class inReligion, 7:30 p.m.,
Russel Parlor, Presbyterian
Church. Topic is "Life after
Life," by Dr. Lemon.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Meeting of the Hillel News -Staff,
4:15 pm; at the Foundation. All
those interested in working on the
paper are urged to attend.
Art Cinema League presents
Fritz Lang's LAST WILL OF DR.
MABUSE. English titles; French
dialogue, etc. Also: "Out of Dark-
ness." Short film on Belgian un-
derground newspaper during Nazi
occupation. Friday and Saturday,
8:30 p.m. Box office opens 2 p.m.
daily. Reservations phone 6300,
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Coming Events
Ompen House, 7:30-10 p.m., Wed.,
March 26, Sports Building. Pro-
gram of 20 different sports.
Margaret Webster, d i s t i n -
guished actress and director, will
be presented tomorrow evening at
8:30 in Hill Auditorium as the
closing number of 'the 1946-47
Lecture Course. Miss Webster's
lecture, "The AdventureofrAct-
ing," will cover a brief history of
the theatre and will include some
sketches from outstanding theatri-
cal productions of the past 300
years. Tickets are on sale today
and tomorrow at the Auditorium
box office, which will be open to-
day from 10-1, 2-5 and tomorrow
from 10-1, 2-8:30.
Graduate History Club, 8 p.m.,
Clements Library, March 26. Pro-
fessor Lobanov will speak on
"Problems in the Study of Russian
History." Refreshments. All
graduate History students are in-
vited to attend.
Graduate Outing Club: Hike,
2:30 p.m., Sun., March 23. Meet at
Northeast Entrance, Rackham
Bldg. Sign up at check desk,'
Rackham Bldg., before noon Sat-
urday.
Military Ball Committee: Sat.,
March 22, 1 p.m., Rm. 100, Mili-
tary Headquarters.
Saturday Luncheon Discussion:
12:15 p.m., Lane Hall. Reserva-
tions may be made by calling 4121
Ext. 2148 before 10 a.m. Satur-
day.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
cordially invites you to the opening
lof its "Corned Beef Corner," Sat.,
March 22, 10:45 p.m. to midnight.

Negation of his second point:
Savings are not taxed. If the
aspirant lawyer White is afraid
he is contributing to the welfare
of student veterans by being rob-
bed of his savings, this fear may
now be dispelled.
Negation of his third point:
Schools have expanded or will
expand their facilities sufficient-
ly to allow all students who desire
an education the opportunity to
receive an education. With the
tremendous problem which was
placed at the door of higher edu-;
cation due to the expansion of the
student body witnessed in this
country following the war, I think
the colleges and universities have
accomplished wonders. Or does
Mr. White think that "men who
normally would not have contin-
ued so long in college" should niot
be allowed the advantage of a
better education? Does Mr. White
mean to say that the colleges ex-
ist merely for those who ordinar-
ily are able to afford a higher
education - quite an un-Ameri-
can idea.
Negation of his last point: The
student veterans are not making
irresponsible demands, they are
not even making demands. Under
P.L. 346 a student is entitled to
tuition and fees up to $500 a year,
and monthly subsistence. With
the rising cost of living it has
been found that the standard Con-
gress established once and later
increased for the same reason is
again found to be inadequate.
The student veterans are merely
pointing out this fact to their
duly elected representatives who
will act according to their opin-
ion of what is right for the people
they were elected to represent.
Since Mr. White's conclusion
whs based on the arguments which
I have negated, I feel it an utter
waste of time to point out its en-
tire fallacy because a conclusion
drawn from false assumptions is
invalid,
-James M. Harding
* 4' *
Red Stripes
To the Editor:
IN KEEPING the Holy Crusade
spirit of Governor Sigler, we
think the students of the Uni-
versity should take the lead in
demanding that those sevenddis-
graceful RED stripes be forever
banished from the American flag.
-Stanford Abramovitz
-Harold W. Goodman
Radical Faction
To the Editor:
APROPOS this morning's (Mar.
17) statements by Kenneth
Armstrong and David Baldwin,
Student Legislature candidates:
What is a radical faction?
-Bob Wagner
* * *'
Reasoning
To the Editor:
CORRECT ME if I'm wrong:
1)You can't oppose an idea
with an army.
2) You can oppose it with a
better idea.
3) Bypassing the United Na-
tions to make this loan to Greece
is serving notice on the world that
the United Nations like the Lea-
gue of Nations is a puppet suit-
able for minor functions.
4) Turkey is a no-good which
fattened on the blood of American
soldiers by selling buckram to Ger-
many in World War II.
5) World War III is five years

TIHE CURRENT SHOW at the Museum of
Art is an exhibition of oils and water-
colors by one of the country's contemporary
functioning "expressionists" - Ben-Zion.
Here is a painter presenting the resolutions
to strong inner feelings with a profound
simplicity seldom seen. Ben-Zion is primarily
a mystic, as seen in works as "The Cabalist,"
"Rejected Prophet," and "Prometheus." He
uses an intense symbolism influenced by his
early rabbinical training, and has no use for
the superficial or gaudy. His deep poetical
imagination and love of Nature are best in
"Rider in the Woods" and "Midsummer
Night" which have a strong luminosity and
very warm appeal. In "Chrysanthemums"
and "Sunflowers" there is also a strong vital-
ity coupled with a delicate balance of com-
position. It is interesting to note that Ben-
Zion employs a very heavy impasto on his
still lifes, but that he switches to a scumbling
technique in his strong nationalistic can-
vases, leaving at times large areas of almost
bare canvas.
Ben-Zion's results are moving and star-
tling; striking with a childlike impact. He is
not concerned with' the painting problems
of geometrical relationships, or the relation-
ship of color and shape, as are the present-
day abstractionists. Neither does Ben-Zion
seem affected by the very current topic of
many painters, the problem of space-time
and its revolutionary concepts. Ben-Zion is
not interested in pictorially representing the
environment in which he moves, but rather
in forcefully displaying his own solutions to
it in terms of a fundamental approach. The
intenseness of his strong allegorical can-
vases is developed by a linear composition of
heavy black lines and a dramatic use of

off.
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five

The safest place in the world
years from now is H
---Mona Harris

CINEMA

Siijgzn L'P L
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At the Lydia Mendelssohn
THE LAST WILL OF DR. MABUSE.
French dialogue with English sub-titles.
Produced and directed by Fritz Lang.
THIS IS a French version of a German
film made in 1933 which attempts to
allegorize the up-and-coming Nazi philos-
ophy. One is much more likely to enjoy the
film if one forgets the allegory, the theme
of which has since become out-dated if not
hackneyed.
Utilizing to the utmost the possibilities
of uncanny sound effects and lighting, the
director-producer whose name has come to
be almost revered by cinema, addicts has
created a motion picture which might best
be described as "a good old-fashioned mys-
tery melodrama."
Somewhat marred by rather jerky move-
ment from one scene to another, the movie
sustains its dramatic suspense through the
admirable acting of the principal characters,
including those of the Inspector and the
mad Prof. Baum.
-Natalie Bagrow

Fifty-Seventh Year
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the University of Michigan under the
authority of the Board in Control of
Student Publications.
Editorial Staff
Paul Ifarsha..........Managing Editor
Clayton Dickey............City Editor
Milton Freudncilim. .Edlitoriai Director
Mary Brush ..........As1socia te Editor
Ann Kutz...........Associate Editor
Clyde Recht .......... Associate Editor
Jack Martin.............Sports Editor
Archie Parsons.. Associate Sports Editor
Joan Wilk........... Women's Editor
Lois Kelso .. Associate Women's Editor
Business Staff
Robert E. Potter .... General Manager
Janet Cork..........Business Manager
Nancy Helmick ...Advertising Manager

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