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THE MICOLIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, AR .27,- 14

Fresh Air Cmip

THE LITTLE BOY on the diving board will
be around again this Wednesday to ask
your aid in making the University Fresh
Air Camp Tag Day sales a success. The Tag
Day goal for funds to be raised by students
has been set at $5,500, a sum which calls for
more than a smile at this "cute" kid; it calls
for an awareness on the part of contributors
of the importance of the work that is being
done at the Fresh Air Camp.
Each summer for more than 25 years, the
Fresh Air Camp has been a host to kids
for Michigan metropolitan areas who, for
the most part, had never experienced the
keen thrill of swimming in country lakes,
hilking in the woods, and all the experiences
which the average college student takes as
the normal thing to do between the spring
and fall semesters. Some of these boys
never slebt in a -bed, let..alone an individual
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: GAY LARSEN

ou ind swne kais tI re aiTaz1,d i athe four
n eeks (if well-prepared meals that came con-
sistently three times a day.
Part of the student's education consists
of the development Of a sense of responsi-
bility as a citizei1 ol his conirmunity. The
Fr h Air Camp provides a realistic example
of wn!1 this seni of responsibility involves.
Ceu ,_eloi1s a.t the camp have told of repeat-
e:d i::starcIs where boys who lave come to
the (Nj f with the kinds of behaviour prob-
lems which a society like ours frowns upon,
havc left with the beginnings of the atti-
tuey which we would like to instill. Four
w k, at the Fresh Air Camp cannot and
Snot mneajt 1o be a panacea for all the
*vil incuird by these kids in their un-
healthy city life, but it does serve to give
these boys an experience upon which they
eni look back with pleasure for the rest of
their lives. And it helps to give them an
appreciation of their own talents heretofore
une aliz ed.
The Fresh Air Camp picture is one to
which students, who have contributed can
look with a real sense of achievement and
with a feeling that it is worthy of contin-
ucsd and enthusiastic support.
-Lida Dailes

On Labor Curbs

WHEN CONGRESSMEN talk about curb-
ing labor's power so as to equalize bar-
gaining rights, working men wonder in what
world of consciousness the legislators exist.
Thousands of little-publicized incidents rob
such talk of its coherence, each working day.
Au episode still unfolding in Muskegon, a
city of feeder-plants for the automobile in-
dustry, 180 miles northwest of Ann Arbor, is
typical.
Spokesmen for 17 former employees of
the Continental Motors Corporation testi-
fied in the CIO Western Michigan News,
April 2. They were relieved of their jobs
following a short spontaneous strike of
1,079 workers, February 18, unable to se-
cure unemployment compensation, strip-
ped of savings and war bonds, faced with
food, rent, gas, light, and doctor bills;
after seven weeks these men are still idle.
Concerning his talk with the personnel
man of another plant where he was seeking
a job, one worker declared: "He said he had
an opening for me, but when he found out
I had been working at CMC at the time of
the walk-out, he made the excuse that he
didn't think I would be able to reach their
high production rates . . . It doesn't matter
wher yo go to lok for work in a factory,
the excuses are different but the answer is
the same."
One of the 17, who got a job in a. foundry
after two weeks without work, " no question
after two weeks without work, "no questions
asked and no application to fill out," said:
"I worked a couple of night (2nd shift) and
then the foreman told me he had orders
from higher up to let me go."
"Now it is impossible for me to get a job
in another factory," said one of them, "be-
cause we, the 17, are blackballed so far as
reference from the Continental is concern-
ed."
"So I'm disgusted," added one of the
,nen; "why can't I get a job when the
paper is full of ads wanting men ... the
only way I guess one can get a job is to:
1st. change your name, 2nd. get a new
social security number, in fact be reborn."
Now that Local 113 has forced Continental
to agree to rehire the 17 - on May 5 on a
six-month probationary status - someone
may cry that the union has won the case.
That the consolation of this victory is ex-
tremely limited for the men involved (and
for others who may be the victims next
time), however, is obvious. "Any worker
knows," says one of the men, "that six
weeks without a pay-check spells financial
disaster." Another adds: "I have drawn out
what little money I had in the bank, my
bonds are all gone." "I have been out of
work better than a month now," sas
another, "and do need a job." " . . . I have
no other income whatever," says another,
"and what savings I have is going fast."
1aW X ...
T O THOSE benighted esoterics and intel-
lectuals who consider jazz merely an in-
teresting form of folk-music, pianist Lennie
Tristano may help prove that jazz is com-
ing close to fulfilling the requirements of a
genuine art. Tristanq, as do virtually all
modern jazz musicians, realizes that jazz is
a moving and expanding form of expression,
and that as it grows it must become more
complex rhythmically and harmonically.
The crude polyphony and simple harmon-
ies of the original New Orleans were exciting
twenty years ago, but unfortunately are still
being acclaimed by men like Rudi Blesh,
promoter of the radio show, This Is Jazz, as
the "real" and only jazz-form. If Blesh and
his fellow purists refuse to let the more
modern jazz be designated as jazz, then let
us call it by some other name. The new
jazz is modern experimental and plastic
music.
Lennie Tristano's first record, "Out on a

Limb" and "I Can't Get Started" (Keynote),
is one of the finise examples of this new

The Continental episode, repeated each
day in cases throughout the nation, renders
the "too much power" cry a pathetic joke.
While there is, of course, an absence of
equality when bargaining groups sit down
at the conference table, men whose daily
activity defines for them the rights insepar-
able from the employer-employee relation-
ship can share few of the congressmen's il-
lusions about which side of the scales is
weighted most heavily.
-Malcolm T. Wright
LOMINIE Sa 6:
FOR THE PAST EIGHT YEARS in these
sermons we have been voicing a persis-
tent belief that to be a university the stu-
dents and faculty must bring every type of
learning to serve values. Failing there edu-
cation fails. "The sense of not being ones
own, of belonging to the eternal supreme
good which is the whole is freedom and pow-
er," 'says Bosanquet. That has been our
central theme. As this column, the instru-
ment of a counselor in religion, comes to
a close, we wish to-thank the-Michigan Daily
for their participation, their sharing of prob-
lems, and their steady affection.
If we have held too tenaciously to the con-
viction that religion-on-its-merit must be
the central faith of intellectuals, we hope we
may be forgiven. To us religion is one thing
while the church or any other structure is
something different. Each church clinging
to an absolute sovereignty must stop short
of a world ministry. Today we have in the
United Nations a vision of world commun-
ity It may remain only a dream. Commun-
ity must exist before effective organization
can be attained. To create community is the
first duty of religious faith. Is that duty
being performed? Not until Jew, Cathdlic,
Protestant, Hindu, Moslem, Buddhist, and
Confucian follower can enlist every theory of
existence and apply their various insights to
the practical need of human beings will
families and groups be unified, sinners find
salvation, or nations live at peace.
We have been saying that a state uni-
versity, the people's forum out of which the
best minds shall bring forth truth for com-
mon consumption, must give every soul full
freedom. In that freedom it is the function
of laboratory scientist, literary man, ro-
mantic dreamer in art, historian weaving a
theory of progress, or legal mind seeking
to discover how society shall finally order
its conflicting energies to worship. Every
thinker has his shrine. Religion-on-its-
merit, contrary alike to the dictum of each
limited system of belief and every dogma
of doubt, is the sacred right of all. "Ye
shall know the truth and truth shall free
you." In 1940, as a message to the Confer-
ence on Science, Philosophy, and Religion,
Albert Einstein wrote, "To know that what
is impenetrable to us really exists, manifests
itself as the highest wisdom and most radi-
ant beauty which our dull faculties can
comprehend only in their most primitive
form - this knowledge, this feeling, is the
center of true religiousness." According to
Jesus, love in action is the chief value.
"Whatsoever ye would that men should do
unto you, do ye even so to them."
-Edward W. Blakeman
Counselor in Religious Education
rTHE RESPONSE of Congressmen to the
twin dangers of Communism and Fas-
cism is evidently nothing like even-handed.
Though the Library of Congress's "Commu-
nism in Action" is in its second 500,000-copy
printing, a companion brochure entitled
"Fascism in Action" is still buttoned up in
the House Administration Committee.
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

jThrough the Mail
Am~ r TT T r V rr P fltAM,. f ,- f lieica

BOOKS
IN THE COMPLICATIONS of life in this
most confusing of centuries, the literate
citizen of the world attaches himself occa-
sionaly to> a use rather than to a belief,
Often the cause is Truth. Most men, and
Professor Edman, author of Philosopher's
Quest, is among them, value the search more
than the goal The faculty that we have for
questioning our universe, our conventions,
our ideals and our philosophies gives to our
lives the beauty of the new and unsuspected.
Those of us who teach and those of us who
learn cannot fail to be interested in the
methods of thought, the strangenesses of
belief, and the many, many experiences in
the understanding of those about us. Irwin
Edman, Professor of Philosophy at Columbia
University, in his latest and most readable
book, has shown some of the attempts that
have been made to answer that most plagu-
ing of all questions, "What constitute the
first principles and the ultimate end?"
This book is not a systematic philoso-
phy. Indeed, Edman in his chapter,
"America's Own Philosopher," points out
how futile is the hope we have for a cure-
all, those of us who desire merely a
thought-saving, soul-saving mumbo-jum-
bo to explain all the eccentricities of the
world. The book is, however, an exposi-
tion of man's need for philosophic
thought. Edman shows in his case-history
of a neurotic lawyer what pain the com-
pulsion of finding an ordered system of
thought can bring to a sensitive man.
He shows how even the skeptical extremist
must eventually conform to certain axioms
and learn of the beauty of life. He shows
how enfeebled this nation would become if
all philosophic inquiry were to cease, And'
he portrays the awakening of the question-
ing mind in a typical class in philosophy.
His own queries he presents as a dream
argument in which he speaks with Plato,
Marcus Aurelius, Paul, Spinoza, and Schop
enhauer. Actually none of these sages is
able to give a completely compelling answer;
nor can men of his own time who have
tried to work out exact systems for their
own salvation convince him that they know
the whole Truth. A financier believes that
all men strive for power, whether that power
is for doing good or evil. A talented artist
believes that everyone must create some per-
fect expression of himself, or at least strive
to put down his best, as a portion of eternity,
while he is living. "First and last, to those
whose hearts have not been dulled by rou-
tine or crushed utterly by disaster, to those
whose minds have not been paralyzed by
habit and superstition and folly, the search
continues and is itself, doubtless, what keeps
the imagination and the spirit of man
.aive.
Barring certain repetitions, especially in
the discussions of semantics, this book is
delightful. It can be the starting point for
iany who have never asked themselves "one
basic question" as well as an echo for more
experienced thinkers and worriers of ~ the
path over which they have come.
-J. M. Culbert
General Library
Took Lit
Crossman, R. H. S.-Palestine Mission. New
York, Harper, 1947.
Edman, Irwin-Philosopher's Quest. New
York, Viking, 1947.
Lord, Russell-The Wallaces of Iowa. Bos-
ton, Houghton, 1947.
Lowry, Malcolm-Under the Volcano. New
York, Reynall, 1947.
ON WORLD AFFAIRS:
United Europe

By EDGAR ANSEL MOWRER
WESTERN EUROPE if united would con-
stitute a very great power. Including
Britain it would form an insuperable bar-
rier to farther Soviet expansions.
There are Americans who believe either
that the unification of western Europe
(with the three western zones of Germany,
if desired) is impossible; or that it would
be against the best interests of the United
States.
That unity would serve the interests of
the European peoples has long been ob-
vious. Of the champions of the idea, the
French statesman, Aristide Briand, was the
most famous and the Viennese Coudenhove-
Kalergi the most persistent. The major ob-
stacles have been a ) nationalism; b) the
objection of outside countries.
Nationalism in Europe is as strong as
ever. But with a difference. Thousands,
perhaps millions of Europeans now know
that their diminutive countries can unite
and be strong or remain divided and help-
less. It was this realization that gave Hit-
ler's New Order what drawing power it
had. During the war representatives of
several European Undergrounds met in Ger-
many and made a plan for future fusion.
Somehow this plan petered out, presumably
because of the influence of communists who
opposed European federation on orders from
Moscow.
(Copyright 1947, Press Alliance, Inc.)
BARNABY

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

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Publication in The Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to allj
members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in1
typewritten form to the office of the
Assistant to the President, Room 1021
Angell Hall, by 3:00 p.m. on the day{
preceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-
urdays).
SUNDAY, APRIL 27, 1947
VOL. LVII, No. 143
Notices ;
Notice of Regents' Meeting, 2
p.m., Fri., May 30. Communica-
tions for consideration atdthis<
meeting must be in the President's
hands not later than May 2.
-Herbert G. Watkins, Secy.
School of Education Faculty:;
Meeting, 4:15 p.m., Mon., April 28,
University Elementary School Li-
brary.
Ten-week grades for all Fresh-1
man Engineers are due in Dean
Crawford's Office on or before
Saturday, May 3.]
All L.S.A. Students-Enrollment
questionnaires for the summer ses-
sion and fall semester are now1
available in Room 4, University
Hall, and should be completed by
all students now enrolled in the
College of Literature,rScience ,and
the Arts as soon as possible this
week.
Choral Union Members. Rehear-
sals of the Choral Union will be
held over the week-end as follows:
Sunday, April 27, 2 p.m., Haven1
Hall; Monday, April 28, 7 p.m.,
Haven Hall; Tuesday April 29, 71
p.m., Hill Auditorium (enter rear
doors).
Choral Union Ushers: Pick up,
your new usher cards for May Fes-
tival at Hill Auditorium box office
Monday and Tuesday, 4:30-5:30
p.m. ,
Attention, Students in Aeronau-
tical, Mechanical, Electrical and
Chem-Met Engineering, and in,
Physics and Mathematics: A rep-
resentative of the NACA, Cleve-
land, will interview students on
April 30 and May 1 in the above
categories who will receive de-
grees in June or August; also
sophomores and juniors with a
grade average of 2.4 or above for
summer employment. Interested
students may sign schedule on
Aeronautical Bulletin Board.
Aeronautical, Mechanical, Me-
chanical-Industrial, Electrical En-
gineers: A representative of the
NavyrDepartment, Washington,
D.C., will be on campus to inter-
view students on May 5 and 6. In-
terested students may sign sched-
ule on Aero. Bulletin Board.
June and August 1947 Gradu-
ates in Engineering: Representa-
tives of Carnegie-Illinois Steel
Corporation will interview senior
and graduate students in the En-
gineering and Science divisions on
Monday, April 28, Rm. 218, W.
Engineering Bldg. A limited num-
ber of openings are also available
for summer employment. If in-
terested, sign the interview sched-
ule on the Mechanical Engineering
Bulletin Board at Rm. 221, W.
Engineering Bldg.
Senior Civil Engineers: Mr. R.
W. Kruser, of the Public Roads
Administration, will be at the
Transportation Library on Mon-
day, April 28, to interview Civil
Engineering students who may be
interested in positions with the
Public Roads Administration.
Bureau of Appointments & Occu-
pational Information:
SENIORS:
The United States Rubber Com-

pany at Mishawaka, Indiana. A
representative will be at our office
on Tuesday, April 29, to interview
chemical, mechanical and indus-
trial engineers for their develop-
ment and control laboratories and
other various engineering depart-
ments. They have openings for
men with accounting and eco-J
nomics background for placement
in General Accounting, Cost Ac-
counting, Office Methods, Time-
keeping and similar functional ca-
pacities. They would also like to
interview women who desire indus-
trial personnel work. These jobs
will all be in Mishawaka, Ind.
The Carnation Company, Ocono-
mowoc, Wisconsin will have a rep-
resentative at our office on Wed-'
nesday, April 30, to interview men
who are interested in a program of
student training for Supervisory
and Plant Management Positions.
Specialized training in science or
engineering is helpful but not a
requirement. In addition, many
other specialized services for all
plants are facilitated by General
Staff departments, such as Pur-
chasing, Sales, Credit, Traffic, and
Operating.

The Detroit Edison Company
will have a representative at our
office on Wednesday, April 30, to
interview men in the following
schools: Law, Architecture and
Chemical Engineering. Call ext.
371 for appointments with these
companies.
The City of Detroit Civil Serv-
ice Commission announces exami-
nation for Clinic Assistants; Jun-
ior, Assistant, and Senior Assistant
Architectural, Civil, Mechanical,
and Structural 'Engineers; Asso-
ciate Architectural Engineer; Jun-
ior, and Assistant Electrical Engi-
neers; Junior Public Health Nur-
ses; Calculating, and Posting Ma-
chine Operators; Junior Typists,
Stenographers, and Intermediate
Typists; and Senior Purchases
Agent.
For information call at the Bu-
reau of Appointments, 201 Mason
Hall.I
Elizabeth Sargent Lee Medical
History Prize:
Awarded annually to a junior or
senior premedical student in the
College of Literature, Science and1
the Arts for writing the best essay
on some topic concerning the his-
tory of medicine.
The following topics are accept-
able:
1. History of a Military Medical
Unit.
2. Medical-Aid Man.
3. Medicine in Industry.
4. Tropical Medicine.
5. Another topic accepted by
the Committee in charge.
A first prize of $75 and a second
prize of $50 is being offered. Man-
uscripts should be 3,000 to 5,000
words in length, and should be
typed, double spaced, on one side
of the paper only,. Contestants
must submit two copies of their
manuscripts. All manuscripts
should be handed in at Rm. 1220,
Angell Hall by May 1.
UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY
CENTER, 1045 Midway Boulevard,
Willow Run Village.
Sun., April 27, 10:4.5 a.m., Vil-
lage Church Service (Interdenom-
inational), Nursery Provided.
Tues., April 29, 12 noon, Garden
Club will pick up perennials at
home of Mrs. Robert Nordstrom,
1411 Oakham (daily through Fri-
day); 8 p.m., General Meeting,
Cooperative Nursery Mothers; 8
p.m., Writers' Meeting,
Wed., April 30, 8 p.m., Concert,
String Ensemble with Vocal Solo-
ist from U. of M. School of Music.
Thurs., May 1, 8 p.m., University
Extension Class in Psychology;
8 p.m.; Art Craft Work Shop.
Fri., May 2, 8 p.m., Duplicate
Bridge Tournament.
WEST LODGE:
Sun., April 27, 5-7 p.m., Coffee
Hour.'
Fri., May 2, 8:30-11:30 p.m.,
Square Dance, Da-vid Palmer,
caller.
Academic Notices
Seminar in Engineering Meh-
anics:. The Engineering Mechan-
ics Department is sponsoring a
series of discussions on the Plas-
ticity of Engineering Materials.
The discussions of this series will
be at 7:30 p.m., Tues., April 29,
Rm. 402, W. Engineering Bldg.
Inorganic - Physical Chemistry
Seminar, Tues. ,April 29, 4:15 p.m.,
Rm. 303, Chemistry Bldg. Prof.
L. O. Brockway will speak on "In-
teratomic Distances in Metals."
Mathematics Seminar on Sto-
chastic Processes. 5 p.m., Mon.,
April 28, Rm. 317, W. Engineering
Bldg. Prof. Nathaniel Coburn will
speak on Turbulence and Stochas-
tic Processes.
Concerts

Carillon Recitals: Percival Price,
University Carillonneur, will play
compositions by Cesar Franck, Jos-
eph Haydn, Jef Van Hoof, Felix
Mendelssohn, and a group of
hymns during his recital at 3 p.m.,
Sun., April 27.
Student Recital: Marian Han-
son Stone, Organist, will be heard
in a program given in partial ful-
fillment of the requirements for
the degree of Master of Music, at
4:15 p.m., Sun., April 27, Hill
Auditorium. A pupil of the late
Palmer Christian, Miss Stone will
play Bach's Trio Sonata No. 3, and
Fantasia and Fugue in C Minor,
Franck's Chorale in B Minor, and
Widor's Symphony No. VI. The
public is cordially invited.
Student Recital: Uarda Foster
Saeger, piano pupil of Joseph
Brinkman, will be heard in a re-
cital, 8:30 p.m. Mon. Apr. 28, Rack-
ham Assembly Hall. The program,
given in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Because The Dalyt
prints EVERY letter to the editor
(which is signed, 300 words or less
in length, and in good taste) we re- l
mind our readers that the views ex-t
pressed in leiters are those of theN
writers only. Letters o more than 1
300 words are shortened, printed or
omitted At the discretion of the edi-
torial director. ,
Poetryc
To the Editor:t
Dear Maker of Poems:
Roses are Red, C
Violets are Blue,t
Better Watch Out,
Or Kim'll Get You!
Conservatively yours,1
-V. C. Young
-
Traffic Signals
To the Editor:
A FEW DAYS AGO an editorial
writer. in The Michigan DailyJ
stated that, due to the lack of,
four to seven more traffic signals,
it was only luck which was pre-J
venting s'efious accidents in the
campus area. In telling just how
to solve complicated traffic prob-
lems laymen always have an ad-f
vantage over experienced traffic1
engineers in that the former are1
never handicapped by a neces-
sity of basing their recommenda-
tions on facts or the results of
past experience.
I have never seen any accident
records, from any city, which1
would indicate that traffic signals
in the campus area, particularly9
on South University, would pre-
vent accidents but, on the other
hand, there is much evidence righti
here in Ann Arbor that they wouldi
probably increase accidents.
Of the ten stop and go signals1
which have been erected in the1
city proper there are only two forj
which there are 'accident records1
before and after installation and3
one with a short record before and
after removal. At State and Huron
there were seven accidents be-
tween July 1927 and January 1928
without, the signal and nine be-
tween July 1929 and January 1929,1
an increase of nearly 30 per cent,
after erection of the signal. A
similar comparison at State and
Packard showed four accidents be-
fore and four after installation but,
the estimated cost of the "before"
accidents was $35 and of the "af-
ter" accidents $85 or more than
twice as Amuch. (From "Analysis
of Traffic Accidents at Street In-
tersections in Ann Arbor, Michi-
gan," by Gilbert Reen, 1930.)
The most recent: traffic survey
report was made in December,
1946, by the Automobile Club of
Michigan. This shows the acci-
dents at four intersections on
Main Street with signals and at
nine intersections on Main, Fourth
and Fifth without signals. All the
intersections on the three streets
are from Ann to William, inclusive.
The average number of accidents
at the four signalized intersections
was 11.5 while at the nine inter-
sections without signals it was
only 8.4, or an average of 37 per
cent morm.accidents with signals
than without them. Pedestrian
accidents averaged 1.75 per in-
tersection with signals and only
78 without, or over twice as many
with signals. Of course there are
more pedestrians on Main Street,
but there seems to be no basis in
fact for a statement that traffic
signals in Ann Arbor eliminate any
kind of traffic accidents. Inci-
dentally, there was one bicycle ac-
cident at one of the four signaliz-
ed intersections and one at one
of the nine intersections without
signals.,
Now for the campus area. About
20 or 25 years ago a bad accident
occurred at South University and
Church which resulted in erecting
a stop-and-go signal there. ur-
ing the two years from July 1927
to July 1929 (the only record
available) there was an average

of 4.7 accidents on South Uni-
versity at State, East University,
Forest and Washtenaw, without
signals but six at Church with the
signal. This was a 27 per cent in-
crease for the signal, although
there was much more traffic at
the other corners.
The reason for so many acci-
dents was indicated in a series
of observations reported, together
with the other Ann Arbor data, in
the Institute of Traffic Engineers'
proceedings for 1931. These show-
ed that at South University and
Church 3.9 per cent of all the
vehicles crossed on the amber
light and 2.7 per cent went
through on the red. The students
apparently paid no attention what-
ever to the signal. They crossed
against the red and they crossed
diagonally by the hundreds. Fin-
ally this "nuisance" signal was
removed. In a period before re-
moval there was one accident, and
in a similar period after removal
there was none.
If othera signals are installed
around the campus we know that

they will cost the city a great deal
of money, both to install and to
maintain, and that they will delay
thousands of motorists every day,
We do not know that they will
prevent any accidents or perhaps
serve any other useful purpose ex-
cept for fifteen minutes or so at
8 a.m. and again at noon, or per-
haps for longer periods on State
Street, where there is often heavy
traffic.
It has been suggested that one
object of added signals would be
to drive some motorists off of
South University Avenue and
State Street but there are hund-
reds of University employes and
students who cannot avoid using
these streets and therefore coul
not escape from the delays and
annoyance of such signals.
-R. L. Morrison
Karl Marx Meeting
To the Editor:
HERE upon our desk, there is
Hn ecllenty-drafted denun.
ciation of the recent series of in-
cidents, decisions and the like af-
fecting Karl Marx, et al. Regard-
less of our conviction that the
Red flag will shortly sweep the
country on to far greater things,
we feel constrained to comment
upon Miss Jeanne Tozer's inspired
letter of yesterday, not in the
spirit of levity, but of helpfulness,
perhaps.
Miss Tozer has described the
initial meeting of the organiza-
tion as a "small scale outrage,"
and promptly extends the ambig-
uous term to embrace the burn-
ing of Jeanne d'Arc (the play was
good, Miss Tozer, was it not?),
the Sacco and Vanzetti case, and
the mistreatment 6f cats. We fail
to see the parallel, or, rather all
the parallels. Neither this affair
nor that of the cats is of histori-
cal significance, and the execution
of the Maid of Orleans was not a
small-scale outrage. Messrs. Sac-
co and Vanzetti must find their
own niche in this miasma of con-
tradiction.
Miss Torzer's excoriation of the
participants at that first meeting
has them, we think, neatly divid-
ed into two camps: those who are
sadists, and a normal remainder.
This must, indeed, have been an
interesting meeting; on the whole,
however, we think it might better
have been held over in the Psy-
chiatric institute, where the facil-
ities are adequate to deal with so
large a gathering of psychopathics.
Miss Tozer, having made a point,
afterherzfashion, explains to us
that in order to achieve the "re-'
sult," it was not necessary to gig-
gle. We shall not err again, Miss
Tozer; we now see that the "ex-
act same" result (there's an open-
ing for you in English 1) is less
less strenuously achieved through
merely withdrawing official recog-
nition.
Miss Tozer says that "we create
a Red scare when there is none."
She did not, however, consult with
us before she expounded this con-
clusion, nor with any of that small,
scared minority who are not cer-
tain that the U.S.S.R. is whole-
heartedly promoting world peace.
We are not even certain about
these "communal gains" to which
she refers. Which community, Miss
Tozer?
-Harold T. Walsh
Hare Letters
To the Editor:
SHOULD LIKE to know wheth-
er the "Ha're System " is a
method of voting or a process by
which Letters to the Editor mul-
tiply.
-Archie Parsons

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