SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1.947
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURI)AY, MAY 3, ~947 PAGE 1
To Be Held Monday
Michigan Maize Broadcast
To Be Given at
'League Posts Will Be Told
At Annual Event in Rackham
Is Guest Speaker
Installation Night, an annual
program to install new League of-
ficers, will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Monday in Rackham Lecture Hall.
Miss Betty Brown, College Edi-
tor of Junior Harper's Bazaar, will
be the guest speaker for the event.
Her topic will be "Job Opportuni-
ties in Merchandising." Miss
Brown is a graduate of
U.C.L.A. and will speak from her
practical knowledge and experi-
Dean Lloyd To Give Talk
Following a short talk by Dean
Cook Will Hold
/Ga rden Party
Approximately 900 guests will be
entertained at a garden party from
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today at Martha
Flowers will be arranged as dec-
oration for the event, which has
been an annual tradition for many
Guests, including members of
the faculty and townspeople, will
be received by Mrs. Leona B.
Diekema and Miss Sara Rowe,
house directors; Mrs. Evans Hol-
brook, Mrs. Stanley N. Muirhead,
and Mrs. Delos P. Heath, members
of the Board of Governors; and
Harriet Risk, Mary Gilbertson,
Helen Perry, and June Miller, resi-
dents of Martha Cook.
Alice C. Lloyd, announcement wil
be made of those women chosen to
fill the top positions in activities
for 1947-48. Included in these po-
sitions are the members of League
Council, Judiciary chairman and
Committee and Interviewing Con-
Central committee members of,
Junior Girls Play, League juniort
assistants, Soph Cabaret Central
committee positions and orienta-
tion advisors will be announced.
Also to be revealed are the WAA
president and board, Panhellenic
president and board and Assembly
president and board.
Awards Will Be Presented
The Mortar Board and Ethel A.
McCormick scholarships will bej
presented. These awards are given
on the basis of service, activities
Houses will sit together in blocs
and signs will be posted in alpha-
betical order for all houses on
campus. An informal reception at
which coeds will be able to meet
the newly installed officers will
be held in the entrance lobby of
the Rackham Building following
Dinner To Be Held
Phi Gamma Delta will hold its
annual alumni Norris Pig dinner
at 6 p.m. today at the Allenel Ho-
According to Howard, R. De-
Mallie, who is in charge of ar-
rangements, more than 200 guests
are expected. Movies and other en-
tertainment will be provided at
the house following dinner.
Olympic Ball, sponsored by thej
men's and women's physical edu-I
(ation clubs, will be presented
from 9 pm. to 1 a.m. Friday in the
Following the traditional Greek
theme, the ballroom will be deco-
rated to resemble Mount Olympus.
A huge figure of Oenomaus, King
of Olympus, has been planned to
survey the dancers from his throne
at one end of the ballroom. Dan-
cers will dance amid the clouds of
On the walls will be told the
story of the escape of Pelops,
founder of the Olympic games,
with the princess Hippodamia. The
chariot race was run on the offer
of Oenomaus that the suitor who
could escape with his daughter was,
entitled to her hand.
The dance is open to all stu-
dents on campus. Tickets may be
purchased in the League, Union, on
the diagonal or from any member
of the sponsoring clubs.
Frank Tinker's orchestra will
provide music for the annual
The last Michigan Maize brai d- stnudents objetedt(t to being
cast will be presented at 1 p.m. to- *I riuse at 5 a.nm.
day over station WPAG.
This week the program willin- lTe radio programz will also pre-
clude news about Insta:llation se(nt thep camipus news for the week.
Night. Scroll and Senior Society. It is presented by the League and
a W in Union to inform students of the
alobe featured and the spirit, 01 higrhlighits n bylines of life on
the Michigan athletes on the foot-sand
ball team. The history of the foun-I
tain statue next to the League will
the micnigan campus.
spring semi-formal presented by Michigan Maize will relate the
the Newman Club from 9 p.m. to 1 story of how students in the old
a.m. Friday, May 9, in the Union I days were aroused from sleep at
Ballroom. the crack of dawn. Their old-
The ballroom will be decoi'ated fashioned alarm clock was dis-
carded when the majority of the
along the springtime theme tra-
ditional for Newman Club for-
mals. Corsages of spring flowers
which will be distributed to all
women guests will lend a Maytime
atmosphere. Late permission has
been granted for all coeds attend-
ing the dance.
Tickets will be sold in the dor-
mitories, Union and at the New-
man Club office at the chapel. The
dance will be open to all students
on campus; ticket sales will be
limited to 400 couples to insure
Mary Battle has been chosen
general chairman for the dance.
Will Give Skit
Today at C asbah
The Campus Casbah will be open
for dancing from 9 p.m. to mid-
Nando Gutierrez, Jr.. will pre-
sent his imitation of Jimmy Du-
rante. He also will perform his
original skit satirizing radio com-
Tickets for the dance may be
purchased at the League desk.
Smoe and the narrator are no
longer in the script. The pro-
gram has been remodeled and
will present the news in a new
way this week.
Michigan Maize will continue
next year under new League and
Union officers. The League offi-
cer in charge of the program will
be announced at Installation
Night. The former committee will
be among those working on it next
Diam end s
717 North Uiversi ty ,Ave.
BEN FRANKLIN-Rehearsing for the University of Pennsylvania's
Mask and Wig dramatic club, Benjamin Franklin (left), Wash-
ington, D.C., is enacting the role of Ben Franklin in the annual
production. Russell Kranz (center), Pittsburgh, plays Paris Green,
and Robert Currie (right), Philadelphia, takes the role of King
Entrants in both the women's -
doubles and the mixed doubles ten- matches in both tourntments is
nis tournaments should check the Wednesday. If matches are not
draw sheets posted in the WAB played off by this date, partici-
and make their own arrangements pants will be defaulted. Adjust-
to play. ments will be made in the deadline
The deadline for the first round in case of bad weather.
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Gregory will speak on the subject,
"Brahms Symphony No. 2, at 7:30
p.m., Mon., May 5, Michigan
Women Veterans: Bowling, 3
p.m., Sun., May 4, Michigan Rec-
Sigma Rho Tau, engineers' speech
society, Tues., May 6, Rms. 319-
25, Michigan Union. Finals in the
intercircle debates on the 5-year
training program for engineers,
and in the Project Speaking Con-
test. Tickets will go on sale for the
annual Tung Oil Banquet to be
held May 16.
Conversation Group, Sociedad
Hispanica, 3:30 p.m., Mon., May 5.
The Student League for Indus-
trial Democracy presents Aaron
Levenstein, n o te d economist,
speaking on "Labor Looks to the
Future," 3 p.m., Sun., May 4, Mich-
U.M. Hot4Record Society:8p.m..
Sun.. May 4, Hussey Room, Michi-
gan League, 8 p.m.
Russian Circle: Dr. Mischa Ti-
tiev, Professor of Anthropology,
will give a talk on "Cultural Di-
versities in Russia" at 8 p.m., Mon.,
International Center. Group sing-
ing and refreshments.
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AN HYSTERIA IS SWEEPING THE NATION
Under the guise of a "Red-scare,' thinking people are being publicly intimi-
dated, are being denied the right to speak their minds. Freedom of thought is
rapidly disappearing from America.
Henry Wallace's speeches have been suppressed, his name vilified by the
Professor Harlow Shapley of Harvard has been subjected to a third degree
hearing by the Thomas-Rankin Committee.
Paul Robeson has been denied access to auditoriums in two American cities.
David Lilienthal's appointment to the atomic energy Commission was held up
for one month.
Charles Bolte, National Chairman of thc American Veteran's Committee, was
not permitted to speak before the Texas legislature on veteran's problems.
The Progressive Citizens of America at Hunter Colle4g, the American Vet-
eran's Committe at Georgetown University, have been denied chartcers
The Wagner Act is being destroyed by Congress.
Following the ban of American Youth for Democracy chapters at Michigan
State College and Wayne University, President Ruthven banned the Michigan
Youth for Democratic Action from this campus.
Wallace, who relieves capitalism is here to stay, speaks out f'or Ameriean-Sovict
friendship as the only guarantee of world peace. 1ic is called a tcrypto-Coimmunist.'
Professor Shapley opposes the Truman doctrine. He is called a Red.'
The American Veteran's Committee, the Progressive Citizens of America are
denied charters because of their progressive programs.
Bolte is considered too liberal' by the Texas legislature.
The American Youth for Democracy supports a progressive, constructive pro-
gram for all youth. It is called 'Communist Front.'
Organized labor, fifteen million strong, which is the bulwark of American
democracy, is under similar attacks.
A NATIONAL PATTERN
We students must understand that all these incidents are inter-related, that
the greatest drive American pro-Fascists have ever made has begun, by use of the
'Red scare,' to make every American believe that Communism is the threat to
These pro-Fascists, representing monopoly interests, accuse these progressive
citizens and organizations of being Communist-front, because elements of their
programs are supported by Communists. This accusation is absurd and vicious.
These organizations are not 'fronts' for the Communist Party. They have
programs and activities of their own. None of these organizations believe, as we
do, that Socialism is the final answer to the problems of the American people in
their search for a broader democracy.
COMMUNIST PARTICI PATION
Of course we support the American Veteran's Committee position on veteran's
needs, as we support the Inter-Racial Association's fight for a Fair Employment
Practice Commission. In like manner we support the Progressive Citizens of Amer-
ica on a foreign policy which includes big-Three Unity, as we support the American
Youth for Democracy in their fight for the basic needs of American youth in
education, housing, job opportunities. We will support any organization or indi.
vidual who is contributing to a better and freer America.
But we have our own program and activities, based upon the teachings of
historical materialism. .We believe that chronic m eiaployment, cyclical depressions,
periodic wars, imperialism, mass poverty and disease are all products of an out
noded social system, to wit, canitalism. Not until the people collectively own the
basic means to production, the naural resources of the nation, and utilise them
for the common good, rather than for individual profit, can these cancers be
eliminated. We know that when the great majority of the people understand and
accept this principle, this change in the social structure can take place. This concept
is consistent with every democratic tenet.
The vilification of these groups as Communist Front, or sympathetic to Com-
munism, merely because Communists participate in them, would make any Ameri-
can, who has any view coincident with ours, a Communist. By this illogic, any indi.
vidual who wants world peace, as we do, is a Communist.
As for the Federal Bureau of Investigation's accusation that the AYD is merely
a Communist recruiting center, we would like to point out that every Communist is
a recruiting center, just as every Republican, or Democrat, is a recruiting center
for his party. The right to speak freely, to convince others of one's opinions is the
inalienable right of every American.
THE CAMPUS ISSUE
In order that the University contribute to the democratic way of life, it must
not only guarantee, but encourage a maximum consideration of conflicting views,
It is unthinkable that the bigoted opinions of the Callahan Committee can be the
determinant of what students may or may not dtiscuss. Thlis Comr mittee"'s rerat to
withhold funds from Michigan Universities that do not accep:its dmliands has
made a mockery of the argument that tpolitical pressure' was not a factor in
President Ruthven's action here.
This political pressure, however, does not excuse President Ruthven's undemo.
Cratic method of banting MYDA. He gave them no opportunity to explain their
position in an open and impartial hearing. He refused to explain in public, or on
freely allotted radio time with MYDA representatives, his action. The entire pro-
cedure leaves no doubt that any group attacked by the Callahan Committee may
expect similar treatment.
WHAT"IARE TH E CN S E QU E NC'E S
The attack upon all progressives, the infringement of Academic Freedom, the
onslaught in Congress, in the press, against organized labor, the suppression of
the Communist minority are all manifestrtions of a trend toward Fascism. Let
us remember that Hitler rose to power by book-burnings, by creating a Red hysteria,
by destroying the labor movement.
We students, with a rich democratic tradition, must lead in the fight against
the real enemies of the people.
DEMAND THE RE-INSTATEMENT OF MYDA.
DEMAND FULL ACADEMIC FREEDOM