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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 1947

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Red Cross Drive

IN VIEW OF THE limitation on the number
of campus charity drives imposed by the
recently created Campus Chest, it will re-
main for the individual student to decide
the extent of his aid in the current American
Red Cross Drive.
Stated briefly, the Student Legislature,
in its creation of the Campus Chest, con-
cluded that all charity drives suffered as
a result of the large number that have
existed on campus in past years. Student
antagonism ran high as a result of the
continual dunning for contributions, and
even the most worthy campaigns suffer-
ed from the general campus indifference
that resulted.
The Legislature, attempting to reduce the
number of drives, eliminated those which
did not largely depend upon student sup-
port, and to which Americans everywhere
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: MILT FREUDENHEIM

contributed. After this cut, five drives re-
mained: the World Student Service Fund,
the Galens Christmas Drive, the Goodfellows
sale, the University Fresh Air Camp and
Famine Relief. These were all grouped un-
der the Campus Chest and, for the time be-
ing at least, will be the only campaigns to
receive legislative approval and support. In
future years, it is hoped, the Campus Chest
may be expanded to include other charity
drives.
More specifically, there will be no organ-
ized drive on campus to enlist student sup-
port of the Red Cross. A number of stu-
dent residences and the Willow Village
dorms have been canvassed, but contribu-
tions by most students must be made on an
individual basis.
There can be no doubt of the worthi-
ness of this great humanitarian service
organization. Its functions in war and
peace are too well recognized to need re-
counting. It deserves the greatest possible
support.
Student contributions will be accepted by
Mr. C. M. Thatcher in the Office of Student
Affairs.
--Robert C. White

Karl Marx Controversy

THE FACT that three of the five officers
of the newly-formed Karl Marx Society
are students in the business administration
school is to be hailed rather than decried
by capitalists and Communists alike, pro-
viding, of course, that these officers and the
people who elected them were seriously in-
terested in studying Marxism and were not
prankishly railroading the election.
If the latter is the case, the action of the
business administration students who at-
tended the organizational meeting Wednes-
day night is reprehensible, but the effect
will be scarcely permanent, for officers and
members not seriously interested in study-

ing Marxism will soon drop out of the group.
The fact remains that Marxism, as one
of the two great political and economic
forces in the world today, merits the grave
attention of college students-business ad-
ministration students included-who, as the
leaders of tomorrow, should have a know-
ledge of Communism bounded Uy more than
hearsay, press reports, and often-superficial
study in the classroom. - The problems of
capitalism versus Communism must still be
solved by a working knowledge of both rath-
er than by prejudice and mass hysteria.
-Arthur Higbee

Filpeino Concession

AMERICAN imperialism took another big
step forward in the Philippines last
week.
Dependent upon tariff-free trade with the
United States to provide a favorable balance
of trade to make possible the reconstruction
of their war-torn nation, the Filipino people
have been forced to grant special concessions
to American businessmen which make a
mockery of their recently granted indepen-
dence.
Before the war 80 per cent of all Philip-
pine exports went to the United States tar-
iff free. To aid our former protege to re-
build a destitute land and establish a sound
ITSO
HAPPENS ...
0 Das Capitalists
Reactionary Backspacers
WE NOTE by the Detroit papers that
business administration school mem-
bers of the newly-organized Karl Marx So-
ciety speak of studying "the conservative
side of Marxism".
Perhaps it was this statement, interpreted
in terms of Trotsky, Lenin, ad infinitum
that drove an unknown hero to leave this
gem in a Publications Building. typewriter:
"Typewriters of the world unite! You have
nothing to lose but your backspacers ..."
Form 16-51211-1, USOPO
0UR MOST RECENT encounter with the
fabled Washington red tape came with
the mail this morning. It was a Govern-
ment publication we'd ordered, replete with
a note from the Superintendent of Docu-
ments listing seven symbols as reference
to the code employed in filling the order.
Just because that's the kind of guy we're,
we checked our letter. It was marked in
red pencil, ordinary pencil, rubber stamp,
and cash register notation (one of those
little purple "0.35" affairs you get from
grocery stores).
Closer examination indicated that ac-
cording to the code the publications enclosed
included "University of Michigan . . .Stu-
dent Publications Building . . . Ann Arbor
Michigan" and "Milton Freudenheim Edi-
torial Director" as well as the directory we'd
ordered. What's more, our letter was clear-
ly marked "C"' which means they were "un-
able to identify the publication from the
information furnished".
Our reaction is spiteful. We've got the
pamphlet, and we don't care whether they
know it or not.
The Little Atom Laughed
WE ARE DEEPLY grateful for two jokes
placed on our desk, unsigned, with the
legend, "Freshman Chemistry Textbook
Competes with Gargoyle, Publishes Humor
Besides Minding Its Hydrates and Ion Con-

economy, Congress, with a noble gesture,
passed the Bell Bill which extended tariff-
free trade for eight years and provided a
five per cent application of duties for the
following 20 years.
Then somebody threw in the joker. Con-
gress, in the same bill, injected a "parity"
clause which insisted that American bus-
inessmen be granted extra-territorial rights
in the Islands. To secure the vitally need-
ed free tariff provision, the Filipinos had
to amend their constitution to permit Amer-
icans equal rights in the development, utili-
zation and exploitation of all natural re-
sources and public utilities. The Philippine
constitution, which was amended by the
plebiscite, provided that 60 per cent Filipino
capital must be invested in corporations ex-
ploiting natural resources or operating pub-
lic utilities to insure Filipino control over
its economy.
This velvet-gloved threat provides that
the U.S. can suspend any part of the Bell
Bill, namely the tariff free imports clause,
if any American is discriminated against.
Thus by legislative action we are dictating
policy to another "'sovereign" nation. In
practice this can very well meanathat the
Filipinos will have practicaly nothing to say
about the uses to which their resources are
put by their "former" masters.
Far from gaining prestige for America,
this subtle type of imperialism serves both
to alienate the people of the Philippines and
Asia was well as being a forceful repudiation
of our support of the United Nations Char-
tel'.
While newspapers of the caliber of the
New York Times editorially exclaim that the
"overwhelming affirmation for the so-called
'parity amendment'" is an "evidence of po-±'
litical maturity," they conveniently fail to
explain that only a minority of the Philip-
pine electorate actually voted on the amend-
ment. The vast bulk of them, lead by form-
er President Sergio Osmena, abstained as a
silent protest against what Osmena has
called a "curtailment of Philippine sover-
eignty" and a "virtual nullification of in-
dependence."
Our action has left the Philippines in a
ticklish situation. Now that Americans have
procured extra-territorial rights the way is
open for any nation to demand the same
rights for its nationals. Let any nation do
so and our whole position in the Islands will
be totally undefensible.
Yes, American capital call now enter the
Philippines on its own terms. The cost of
our action will be measured only in the fil-
ture, in terms of its derogatory effect on
American prestige, the success of the UN,
and the future of world peace.
-Ton Walsh
KOREA IS seething with unrest. United
States army intelligence officers are
frankly worried and have warned the Amer-
ican command of possible violent demonstra-
tions in the near future. Numerous factors
are contributing to this explosive situation.
People are beginning to feel the pangs of
hunger as the food crisis forces prices sky-

Ptes
TURKISH gentleman, born on the Eu-
phrates River, came up to the office the
other afternoon to express concern over
what he called throwing American billions
into the Asia Minor "furnace".
A graduate of the University in 1920, he
said he believes that the campus is unaware
of the historical ,implications of the pro-
posed U.S. loan to Turkey. A rally on camp-
us at which professors would supply the
missing information was his solution.
Among the points which, he feels, we
should remember before taking over for
"the Britishers" in the' middle eastern hot-
spot are these:
Seven imperially-minded nations before
us which were "burnt" when they pushed
their ambitions in the fertile crescent were
the ancient Assyrians, the Babylonians, the
Egyptians, the Persians, the Greeks, the
Romans, "and even the Germans".
Of these, the first two disappeared in the
course of the attempt.
Of the twelve peoples in Asia Minor at
the time of Christ, only the Greeks, Armen-
ians and Jews survive, he says.
Our visitor added that after World War I
when American investors considered Asia
Minor, the elder Henry Morgenthau advised
against it. Today, he says, the lure of our
money is so great that he believes "Turkey
would fall into the American lap" without
any loan.
Historically, he says, the only successful
alternative to war over the strategic middle
east has been the "sphere of influence" solu-
tion. He believes that some such division
of the middle east into Russian and Ameri-
can spheres is inevitable.
Why waste these billions now and risk
a third world war? he asks.
We noted the gentleman's name as pre-
caution against any charges of having in-
vented him, and thanked him. He left us
deep in the exotic connotations of Babylon
and wondering where the mean comes be-
tween isolationism and imperialism.
-Milt Freudenheim
MATTER OF FACT:
Palestine Policy
By STEWART ALSOP
BAGHDAD, March 20, There is one issue
on which both the William Z. Fosters
and Colonel Robert R. McCormicks of Iraq
agree. That is the Palestine issue. Arabs
of every shade of political opinion, from con-
servative pro-British Foreign Minister Jam-
ali to Aziz Sharif, leader of the Leftist pro-
Soviet Peoples' Party, unite in expressing
violent, bitter and apparently deeply felt
opposition to the creation of a Jewish
controlled state in Palestine. According
to those who ought to know, this in-
transigent opposition is duplicated in ev-
ery one of the Arab states. Whatever one's
private sympathy for the Zionist ideal, that
is an element in the Middle Eastern situa-
tion which it would be plainly foolish to
disregard.
It is becoming increasingly clear that
American policy in this vital area can not be
conducted by means of slogans, however
pleasing to the American ear. What is need-
ed is a clear-headed, unemotional assess-
ment of the real American interest in terms
of the actual situation. For six weeks, this
reporter has been asking the most exper-
ienced American observers for such assess-
ments. What follows is an attempt briefly
to synchronize their replies.
First, it is flatly impossible to isregard
the fact that a world-wide contest, of
which the United States and the Soviet
Union are the chief protagonists, is now

in progress. The obvious ambition of the
Soviet Union to expand south makes this
whole area one of the focal points of this
contest.
Second, despite the loud cries of the Bri-
tish pro-Soviet left, the inescapable econo-
mic and geographical facts make the British
an American ally in this contest, and since
they are a valuable ally, it is evidently to
the American interest that they remain a
strong ally. Yet both political and economic
pressures in England are forcing the British
drastically to reduce their commitments in
this area. Unless the Americans fill the re-
sulting power vacuum, the Soviets will sure-
ly do so.
What is needed is a firm Anglo-Ameri-
can agreement for an over-all political
and economic program for this entire re-
gion. The objective of this program
should be to raise the living standards of
the people, rather than to perpetuate
western influence through the medium of
a small ruling class.
Finally, the problem of Palestine must be
considered as part of the whole Middle East-
ern situation, and must be settled in that
context. Moreover, the United States must
forego the luxury of yelling advice from the
side lines and must be prepared to take its
share of responsibility. The United States,
to put it crudely, must put up or shut up.
(Copyright, 1947, New York Herald Tribune)

(CoA' j'1 ed from Page 3
i who have filed applications for
the Terrace Apartments prior to;
March 20, 1947 should not apply
again since the applications are
being processed in terms of the
above qualifications.
Mathematics Seminar on Com-
plex Variables: Sat.. March 22, 10
a.m.. Rm. 3011, Angell Hall. Mr.
Hansen will speak on the Schwarz-
Christoffel mappings.
Wildlife Management Seminar:
4:30 p.m., Mon., March 24, Rm.
2039, Natural Science Bldg. Mr.
H. D. Ruhl, Chief of the Game Di-
vision, Ccnservation Department,
will speak on Techniques and
Problems of Administrating Gamne
Work in Michigan. All students
in the field of Wildlife Manage-
ment are expected to attend and
anyone else interested is cordially
invited.
('Oncerts
University of Michigan Concert
Band, William D. Revelli, Conduc-
tor, will present its annual Spring
Concert at 8:30 p.m.. Wed., March
26, Hill Auditorium. Program:
Compositions by Darcy, Franck,
Henneberg, Wagner, DeFalla,
Rimsky - Korsakov, G a 1 ltis,
Strauss, Gould, Grofe, and Steiner.
The general public is invited.
Organ Recital: David Craighead
organist of t h e Presbyterian
Church, Pasadena, California,
will appear as guest organist at
4:15 p.m., Tues., March 25, Hill
Auditorium. Program: Composi-
tions by Dupre, Pecters, Franck,
Loeillet, Mozart, Bach, Vierne,
Beach, Reger and Willan. The gen-
eral public, with the exception of
small children, will be admitted.
Student Recital: Emil Raab,
student of violin under Gilbert
Ross, and concertmaster of the
University Symphony Orchestra,
will be heard in a recital at 8:30
p.m., March 23, Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre. Mr. Raab will be accom-
panied at the piano by John
Wheeler, in a program of compo-
sitions by Mozart, Glazounow,
Schubert, Dohnanyi, Boulanger,
and Saint-Saens. The public is
cordially invited.
Chemists and Chemical Engi-
neers: Mr. E. D. Wilby and Mr.
J. M. Mcllvain of the Atlantic
Refining Company, Philadelphia
Division, will be at our office Tues-
day and Wednesday, March 25 and
26, to interview chemists and
chemical engineers. Call the Bu-
reau of Appointments, 201 Mason
Hall, ext. 371 for an appointment.
Attention Engineers--Mechani-
cal, metallurgical, chemical, elec-
tricl, civil, and industrial: Any
men graduating in June who are
interested in the Bethlehem Steel
Company, Inc. are asked to call
immediately at the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 201 Mason Hall for
further information.
Lectures
Dr. Julius Held, professor of
Fine Arts at Barnard College, will
give an illustrated lecture on "So-
cial Aspects of Early Flemish Art,"
at 4:15 p.m., Friday, March 28,
Rackham Amphitheatre. The pub-
lic is cordially invited. Auspices of
the Department of Fine Arts.
School of Business Adminis-
tration-George L. Schmutz of
North Hollywood, California,lec-
turer and author, will speak on
the subject "Appraisal Problems
in Today's Market" at 8 p.m.,
Mon., March 24, in the large lee-

ture room. Rackham Bldg. A
question and answer period will
follow the lecture. The public is
cordially invited.
A Cademic NotiCes
English 32, Section 2, 2039 N. S.,
will not meet Mon., March 24.
-C. H. Peake
Biological Chemistry Seminar,
Rm. 319, W. Medical Bldg., 10
a.m., Sat., March 22. Subject:
"Some Phases of Purine."
Student Recital: John Wolaver.
pupil of Joscph Brinkman, will be
beard in a piano recital given i
partial fulfillment of the require-
ments for the degree of Master of
Music at 8:30 p.m. Mon., March
24. Rackham Assembly Hall. Pro-
gram: Sonata in A major by
Schubert, and Sonata in B-flat
major, Op. 106 by Beethoven. The
general public is invited.
Student Recital: Merrie June
Heetland, soprano, will present a,
recital at 8:30 p.m., Tues., March{
125, Rackham Assembly Hall. A
pupil of Andrew White, Miss Heet-,

land will sing groups of Italian,
German. French, Spanish, and.
English songs. The general public
is invited.
Events Today I
University Radio Program:
2:30 p.m., Station WJR, 860 Kc.
"Stump the Prfessor."
10:45 p.m., Station WJR 760
Kc. The Medical Series-"High
Blood Pressure." by Dr. S. W.
Hoobler. Assistant Professor, In-
ternal Medicine.
Margaret Webster, distinguished
actress, director and author, will
lecture on the subject "The Ad-
venture of Acting," at 8:30 p.m.,
Hill Auditorium. Tickets are on
sale today from 10-1, 2-8:30 at the
box office, Hill Auditorium.
University of Michigan Sailing
Club: Students who have applied
for membership, meet at the side
door of the Union at 1:00 p.m.
Sat., or 10:00 a.m. Sun., before
leaving for Whitmore Lake for a
work party.
Military Ball Cimmittee: 1
p.m., Rm. 100, Military Headquar-
ters.
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
of its "Corned Beef Corner," 10:45
p.m. to midnight.
Coining Events
Association of University of
Michigan Scientists: 8 p.m., Mon..
March 24, East Conference Room,
Rackham Bldg. Prof. Lawrence
Preuss will speak on "Voting and
other procedural questions in the
United Nations, and their impli-
cations for international control
of atomic energy." Business meet-
ing will follow.
College of Architecture & De-
sign: Seniors will meet at 5 p.m.,
Wed., March 26, Rm. 101, to dis-
cuss plans for a Beaux Arts Ball.
"Plan for Peace," the Army's
new film on Universal Military
Training will be shown at Rack-
ham Amphitheatre on Thurs.,
March 27, 3:15 p.m.; sponsorship
of the Department of Visual Edu-
cation and the ROTC.
Graduate Student Council:
Meeting 7:30 p.m., Mon., March
24, East Lecture Room, Rackham
Bldg.
Members interested in t h e
American Society of Mechanical
Engineers Field Trip to the United
States rRubber Company in De-
troit, Wednesday afternoon, March
26, please sign ride list on ASME
bulletin board near Rm. 231, W.
Eng. Bldg., before Tuesday noon,
March 25.
All Veteran Women: Bowling
Sun., Michigan Recreation Bowl-
ing Alleys, Liberty St., 2:30-3 p.m.
Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity:
Meeting 7:15 p.m., Mon., March
24, Union, preceded by dinner at
6:30. There will be two Alumni
from Detroit and a number of
rushees. The rushees' meals are
on the house. If you know of a
prospect, bring him along. All
members are urged to attend.
Conversation Group, Sociedad
Hispanica, Mon., March 24, 3:30-
5 p.m., International Center.
Inter-faith Workshop, Student

Religious Association, cordially in-
vites all students to attend a meet-
ing to study and visit the Roman
Orthodox church, 7:30 p.m., March
25, Lane Hall.
The U. of M. Hot Record Socie-
ty, Jam Sesion, Sun., March 23,
League.
Hostess Committee, League
house Dances, 5 p.m., Tues.,
League. Any girls interested in
serving on this committee as well
as members should attend. Every-
one bring eligibility card. Room
number will be posted. Anyone
who (cannot possibly attesnd call
2-1146.
U. of M. Chapter, Intercollegiate
Zionist Federation of America:
Short business meeting followed
by discussion of the philosophers
of Herzl and Achad Ha'am on
Tues., March 24, Hillel Founda-
tion.
Scalp and Blade: Initiation for
the new pledges, 2:30 p.m., Sun.,
Union. All members be present for
this ceremony. Dinner 7 p.m.,
Smith's Catering.

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

prints EVsEdY letter to the editor
(which is signed, 300 words or less
in length, and in good taste) we re-
iind our readers that the views ex-
pressed in letters 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.
Great Tourwrent
To The Editor:
ALL ABOARD for the great
1 tournament! John F. Nehman
Jr. has just thrown down the
gauntlet to Josef Stalin and we're
off to a joust with the Red Army.
It's sure a day of rejoicing when
one can read a Daily editorial
(Tuesday) that says: "It is too
late to alter the course of events
which will lead the United States
into the third World War. All that
is humanly possible is to delay
that course of events . . . by
matching her (Russia) step by
step on the road she is paving to
world holocaust."
Well now, that's fine and dandy.
Russia just cut her military bud-
get down to 18% of the national
while ours is up around 30%. But
it wouldn't do to match that step
because that's a sinister move
away from world holocaust. Per-
haps we can find something in
the realm of the United Nations
where we can start to mate' the
great enigma. But here aga the
Russians have us stuck. They've
been making concession after con-
cession to us in the UN of late,
almost kissing the ground beneath
our feet. Just recently, they
agreed to U.S. trusteeship of the
Pacific islands, to international
atom. inspection, and to letting us
know how many of Hitler's super-
men they still have helping to re-
pair the damage in Russia. We
could always trip them up by mak-
ing counter concessions, but that's
no way to start a war.
Don't give up hope yet. There
are still ways we could follow Mr.
Nehman's suggestion and get a
good, healthy holocaust started up.
There must be!
Aha!! Got it! Russia has just
made a very overt move. She ask-
ed Turkey to let her share in the
defense of her own life line in the
Dardanelles. That's a very easy
step toward war to match. Let's
refuse to give the defense of the
Panama Canal back to the Pan-
amanians and let's hold tight to
the Panama Canal and encourage
Great Britain to do the same with
Gibralter.
That's all we have to do! Match
Russia and we'll get the nicest
holocaust. And we'll get it faster
than you can say "Franklin De-
lano Roosevelt's turning over in
his grave".
-Robert Silk
Marx Clarification
To the Editor:
THE Daily article published Fri-
day, March 21, on the first
meeting of the Karl Marx Society
misquoted my statements. I feel
it is important to clarify my posi-
tion.
I did not accuse anyone of
"packing the meeting." Nor did I
question the integrity of any in-
dividual attending the meeting
My only comment was that there
was a discrepancy of approxi-
mately fifty between the number
of people who voted and the num-
ber who actually expressed a de-
sire to join by signing a sheet of
paper. The people present had de-
cided that those who voted were
honor-bound to sign up.
The remarks attributed to me in
The Daily were either quoted out
of context or were the results o
the reporter's misunderstanding
of what I said.
I think that the most significant
point about our first meeting is
that so many students expressed
a sincere interest in our study pro-
gram.
-Betty Goodman
x * *

Rogers Hill
To The Editor:
F OR THE LAST several days
I have read letters in this
column regarding the Rogers Bil:
on increased Veterans' subsistence
And I have yet to read one letter
in favor of increased subsistence
which bases its reasoning on un-
self ish grounds. As a matter of
fact it seems that the vast major-
ity of letters have been in strong
disfavor of increased subsistence.
I, too, as a married student veter-
an, am very much against any in-
creased subsistence.
The reasons for my disfavor are
no different from the reasons ex-
pressed by other writers, but :
want to add my voice to the strug.
gle to stem the demands of a fewi
unresourceful, unthinking and un-
grateful veterans. In their mac
rush for more money these indi-
viduals have forgotten the origin-
al purpose of the G.I. Bill. They
do not look upon the G.I. Bill as
a gift (as it most surely is), bu
as an obligation owed by the peo-

Letters to the Editor...
EDITOR'S NOTE.: Because The Daily j PlC of the United States to one

class of veterans.
To these veteians I want to say
these things: If you believe the
government owes you anything
think for a minute of the thou-
sands of civilians who also had a
part in the winning of the war.
and whose actual contribution to
victory may well have been jui t
as important as yours, but who
now are receiving nothing from
their government but tax receipts.
If that example does not set very
well with you, try this one: Think
of the men who really fought the
war, but who in the process were
unlucky enough to leave behind
a leg or an arm or an eye for
both). Are these individuals be-
ing given a wonderful education
with expense money thrown in?
Of course they are not. But we
are, so let's be fair about this
thing and have consideration for
other groups of people who have
as much right to consideration as
we have.
There is another point I would
like to bring up. It seems that
we student veterans were repre-
sented in Washington last week
by members of the various veter-
an organizations on campus. How
do these agencies have the right
to speak for all student veterans?
Does their membership include a
majority of the 11,000 odd veter-
an* on this campus? I doubt it.
It seems high time that those
of us who are against increased
subsistence should organize too
and send a petition or a delega-
tion to Washington to combat the
dangerous flood of selfish, de-
mands on the U.S. Treasury.
Perhaps what is needed on this
campus is more factual informa-
tion as to exactly how many vet-
erans actually believe in increas-
ed subsistence. Judging from the
letters to the Daily the great ma-
jority are against it. Why don't
the various veteran organizations
contact each veteran and find out
what all 11,000 are thinking. It
should be a lot cheaper than a
trip to Washington and back, too.
John A. Clark
How High Grades
To The Editor:
IN HIS anti-fraternity harangue
in Friday's Daily, James S. Irwin
says, "I wonder how high scholar-
liness rates with the ruling group
. I don't mean high marks, be-
cause I do not believe them to be
the true criteria of intelligence."
I have heard this utterly
groundless rationilization on all
sides ever since I came to Michi-
gan, and strangely enough it has
been mostly from people who have
to work pretty hard to get C's and
B's, and can justify a D now and
then. In the first place, grades
are not supposed to be criteria of
intelligence; they were instituted
as a basis for evaluating how well
a student carries out the assign-
ments given him. And the func-
tion of the University or any oth-
er institute of learning is to assign
regular portions of work to the
student that he may increase his
store of knowledge little by little.
The grade represents the percent-
age of these assignments that he
>gets error-free.
So, although grades are not
meant to be a measure of intelli-
gence, they are in every sense of
the word a true and reliable mea-
sure of the growth of the student's
store of knowledge, and, perforce
the improvement of his intelli-
gence. It's so easy to look at a
transcript full of B's and C's and
D's and say, "Ah, grades aren't
t important so long as I learn some-
f thing." Could anything be more
inconsistent than that statement?
-Sherman Poteet
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authority of t(ie, l3,)r(_tin uControi of
Student Publications.
Editorial Staff
Paul Harsha..........Managin Editor
Clayton Dickey............City Editor
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