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United Jewish Appeal

drive, sponsored by the Hillel Founda-
tion, has set their goal at $6,500.
With the dissolution of the United Na-
tions Relief and Rehabilitation Organiza-
tion imminent, the 250,000 displaced per-
sons in Europe will be left with no outside
aid until the new International Refugee Or-
ganization can take over.
During the interim period, the U.J.A.
plans to provide medical care, food, shelter,
vocational training and special aid for child
refugees. This will be accomplished through
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

three constituent organizations, the Joint
Distribution Committee, the United Palestine
Appeal and the United Service for New
In 1946, these organizations gave direct
aid to tens of thousands in eastern and
central Europe, cared for 20,000 Jewish or-
phans in 250 child-care institutions in Eur-
ope, met the subsistence needs of thousands
of displaced persons on the march and in
camps and provided adjustment, retraining,
employment services and resettlement in
hundreds of cities and towns for 18,000 per-
Added to the national goal of $170,000,000.
the campus contribution can do much to
help provide the needed care for Europe's
displaced persons.
Contributions may be left at the Hillel
Foundation, or with campus solicitors.
-Naomi Stern

F.B.I. Vs. Education

City Editor's
SOMEHOW OR OTHER, anonymous let-
ters to The Daily always wind up on the
city desk. Some of these unsigned letters
contain news tips, which usually lead a
staffer up a blind alley. Others contain
requests for this or that. Still others indi-
cate a desire on the part of some student
or Ann Arborite to share his creative im-
pulses with someone.
The whole lot is given a sympathetic eye,
and then anonymity finds itself in the equal
anonymity of a wastebasket. But some use
can be found for some of these, so a couple
of communications from the John Does are
published herewith.
The following, received yesterday, was
mailed to The Daily via special delivery
from Ann Arbor:
With Wry Apologies to A. E. Houseman
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with white along the bough;
You think it's blossoms? Wish again!
Yup! Snowflakes! Spring in Michigan!
Now, of my eight semesters here
Seven are part of yesteryear;
And take from my eight terms those seven,
It leaves me pretty close to heaven.
And since to look at snow in May
My chance is nearly gone away,
Leave us go see, upon our bicycles,
The Arboretum hung with icicles!
We hope the above is printed in time to
be appreciated.
Another unsigned letter, addressed to the
Editor, says:
HEY Feller!
After hearing about the raisin' gang, the
crane, the riveters, on the new General
Service Building how about a sketch of the
completed building-maybe with a writeup
of what offices etc. it will house? And a
"pitcher" of what it'll look like when fin-

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THE REPUBLICAN New York Herald Tri-
bune makes a bright point when it com-
ments on the fact that the House of Repre-
senitatives has given the F.B.I. all the money
it wants, while killing the State Depart-
ment's program for informational broad-
casts to foreign countries. In other words,
millions to fight communism by police ef-
fort, but not a penny to spread the demo-
cratic story. There is here something like
a rough, tough reliance on cops, and to hell
with ideas. The Herald Tribune comments
sourly that Congress must face up to the
issue of whether if intends to defend the
American system "by ideas or by the F.B.I.,
by principles or by the police."
But the point the Herald Tribune does
not make is that this increased reliance
on the police, instead of on the free ex-
change of ideas, is showing up in a re-
markable way in the domestic field as well
as in foreign affairs. The same House of
Representatives which has just given the,
F.B.T. $35,000,000 has virtually destroyed
the usefulness of another Federal agency,
the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by denying
it approximately $4,000,000. We are go-
ing to have our normal complement of
Federal policemen, but sharply fewer
Federal facts and statistics than before.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics keeps tabs
on wages and prices; its monthly index of
commodity prices, which may now have to
be abandoned, has been an excellent eco-
nomic storm signal. To those to whom the
democratic method of factual fair-dealing is
precious, the B.L.S. has been an important
help; it has enabled the country to spot
dangerous trends in advance of reaching a
crisis stage. But now we are going to throw
away the thermometer, while keeping a full
force of police to check on putative subver-
sives who may remark that it's getting too
One might murmur that something like

the same trend shows up in the current Con-
gressional attack on the labor unions. The
debate between management and labor has
been conducted on a pretty fair level for a
decade, with increased public enlightenment,
and a gradually enriched body of exper-
ience; but now, suddenly, there is a veer-
ing off in the direction of force.
It is as if a hand had suddenly slapped
down on a desk, ending a discussion; trade
union practices are to be disrupted, the
closed shop to be banned, a fairly stable
situation, painfully reached, is to be blown
up, and peace is to be made a matter of a
police operation, rather than of custom and
consent. That hard little anti-intellectual
trend, of which the Herald Tribune has
noted one small aspect, can fairly be traced
down this far, I think; for here, too, there
is that characteristic new impatience with
intellectual process, and a reliance on some-
thing quite different.
And now if we return for a moment to
the foreign field, we can see this alarm-
ing new tendency working itself out in
all its doubtful beauty. For we are going
to spend $400,000,000 in Greece and Tur-
key on what is in effect a police opera-
tion to keep ourselves safe; but we are
going to drop democratic broadcasts aimed
beyond this skirmish line, as not worth
while, and we are also going to cut for-
eign relief expenditures behind this line,
as also without significance.
At home and abroad, there is a new re-
liance on muscle, and a new disdain for
ideas; it is like a change in climate, perva-
sive and subtle, and strangely complete. Oc-
casionally someone rises to declaim that our
democratic ideas are very good ideas, and
perhaps the strongest weapons we have for
keeping ourselves secure, at home and
abroad; but the cry is disregarded, like that
of a lost cat on a back fence; and there are
fewer to listen than there were some months
or years ago.
(New York Post Syndicate, Copyright 1947)

Letters to the Editor...

local color if he hung

"Pop told that newspaper guy he'd pick up some
around long enuff."

(Continued from Page 3) Phone 371 for appointments.
this report. T h e Commandant, command

The sketch, the writeup and the'
will be published forthwith.


EVERY DAY The Daily runs a bunch of
notices under the heading of CLASSI-
FIED ADVERTISING. These may be class-
ified as funny and un-funny. For those of
us who don't want to buy or sell anything,
don't want a ride (expenses shared) to Al-
bany, haven't lost or found anything, who,
in fact, want only a big laugh, CLASSIFIED
ADVERTISING has plenty of appeal.
For example:
HANDSOME ex-Air Corps officer desires date
for chaperoned picnic May 24. Swimming,
canoeing, dancing***.
BOY wants to meet girl who is sensitive, tallish,
curvacious, nonsmoking and nonreligious.
Please write ***.
And so it goes day after day. CLASSI-
FIED ADVERTISING is one of the things
that make a newspaper a mirror of what's
going on.
At The Michigan * *
EASY COME, EASY GO (Paramount) Bar-

It is to be emphasized that sub-'
sistence checks due veterans on
May 1, 1947, and following, are not
to be included in this survey.
Cooperation of all veterans will
assist the Veterans Administration
Regional Office, Detroit, Michigan,
in reviewing all delinquent sub-
sistence accounts.
College of Engineering: Stu-
dents who expect to attend the
Summer Session should notify the
Secretary's Office, Rm. 263, W.
Engineering Building, as soon as
Women students attending the
Olympic Ball and the Newman
Club Spring Dance have 1:30 per-
mission. Calling hours will not be
Aeronautical, Civil and Electri-
cal Engineers: A representative of
Bell Aircraft will interview stu-
dents in the above departments
with a grade point of 2.5 or above
on May 12 and 13. Interested stu-
dents may sign schedule on Aero-
nautical Bulletin Board.

Proposed A mendment

Bureau of
Mason Hall.

Office hours:


HE PROPOSED Constitutional Amend-
ment limiting to two the terms of any
future President will have to be ratified by
36 states to become a part of the Constitu-
tion. Already eleven state legislatures have
approved it, the last three being California,
New Jersey and Vermont. This is just eleven
too many.
Of course, the Constitution should be
amended from time to time as social and
political progress requires. But it should
Program: All-Wagner: Overture to "Die Meister-
singer"; "War es so schmahlich?" from "Die
Walkure" (Miss Traubel); Prelude and Love-
Death from "Tristan and Isolde"; Siegfried's
Rhine Journey and Siegfried's Death and Fu-
neral Music from Gotterdainmerung; Hrunn-
hilde's Immolation and Closing Scene from
WITH HELEN TRAUBEL as soloist the
Philadelphia Orchestra, under the baton
of Eugene Ormandy, ushered in the gala
May Festival Series in Hill auditorium last
night. Mr. Ormandy's choice of an all-
Wagner program was a suitable commence-
ment for what promises to be an exciting
The program reached its climax with the
final number, Brunnhilde's Immolation
and Closing Scene from "Gotterdammer-
ung." The majesty of the richly resonant
tones of Miss Traubel's voice gave to that
number a grandeur the type of which Ann
Arbor's concert goers rarely experience. Miss
Traubel's rendition in the earlier part of
the program, the "Die Walkure" aria, was
also sung as only she can sing Wagner.
The orchestral portions of the program
were interpreted with the true artistry that
is always to be heard with Mr. Ormandy
commanding the podium. Notwithstanding
an occasional attack in the woodwind and
brass choirs, these sections were retained in
appropriate balalice a- all times-an accom-
plishment which is unusual in a perform-
ance of Wagner. This aspect was exception-

never be amended for the purpose of limit-
ing democratic powers.
This amendment was rushed through by
a Congress that would have been better
employed if it had been doing something
real to keep down the cost of living. The
speed was reminiscent of the haste and in-
dignity with which rapacious heirs dump
into the grave the body of the man whom
they hate because he so long held in his
strong hands that which they wanted. How
could those members of Congress who voted.
for this amendment know that they were
expressing the will of the people? The pop-
ular vote in both 1940 and 1944 gave them
no warrant for so believing. The state leg-
islatures have acted with the same indecent
haste and disregard of the will of the people.
The Constitution should be amended
only after the most deliberate considera-
tion by the people. The pros and cons of
any proposed amendment ought to be
discussed at length on the platform, over
the air and in the public print, without
prejudice or passion. The most careful
deliberation is called for. The people are
entitled to an opportunity to make up
their minds. Such a course has not been
followed with regard to the proposed
amendment to limit the term of future
Presidents to two terms. This splenetic,
hateful proposal is an over-the-shoulder
epithet hurled at Franklin D. Roosevelt.
It will be recalled that Senator Arthur H.
Vandenberg of Michigan took an active part
in the campaign of 1940 when there was
much ado about Mr. Roosevelt's running for
a third term. Senator Vandenberg, who is
now President Pro Tempore of the Senate,
wrote an article for Liberty Magazine in
which he condemned an anti-third term
Constitutional Amendment as a "self-made
barrier that might be fatal." Mr. Vanden-
berg suggested, as had Washington mani
years earlier, that there might be times and
circumstances when there should be a third
term. It is too bad that Senator Vanden-
berg, at a time which may prove to have
been a Constitutional crisis in our history,
should not speak out as forthrightly as he
did in 1940. What he said then is even more
true today.'
It will be unfortunate if sufficient state
l .ttirn rf,f i ampnrmpn. nnr h i

ry Fitzgerald,

Sonny Tufts, Diana

THIS IS ANOTHER of those lovable old
scalawag pictures. Along with Mr. Fitz-
gerald's starlight philosophy, there are' a
wayward father, wayward son-in-law, way-
ward daughter, found fortune, lost fortune,
long lost brother, the Law, and a near-
death scene to keep things from sagging. Be-
fore the second reel it is apparent that the
lovable old scalawag could easily be charact-
erized in more, frank, lucid terms. Since the
above listed incidents constitute the plot,
it is obvious that one could not become
bored. Things happen much too fast for
that but most of you will be able to predict
the dialogue at least six scenes in advance.
A little jingle, used often in the action, will
accurately give this reviewer's opinion. Come
day. Go day. God send Sunday.
At The State . .
Fairbanks Jr., Maureen O'Hara, Walter
Slezak, Holdover.
-Thom Strope
If the British Socialist government fails
in the coal industry, however, and private
industry succeeds in textiles, then the Tories
can pick up courage. If both succeed, then
the next great and enduring British com-
promise will be precisely that policy to which
the predominant group in the Labor Party
is today dedicated.
-Harpers Magazine

The Proctor & Gamble Company
will have a representative in our
office on Tuesday, May 13, to in-
terview girls interested in work in
their Market Research Division.
These positions involve a consider-
able amount of traveling.
The Ebasco Service, Inc., New
York City, will have a representa-
tive in our office on Monday and
Tuesday, May 12 and 13, to inter-
view mechanical, electrical, and
civil engineers.
The International Harvester
Company, Chicago, will have a
representative in our office on
Wednesday, May 14, to interview
men for sales, accounting and
The Bankers Life Insurance
Company will have a representa-
tive here on Wednesday, May 14, to
interview men interested in a ca-
reer in the insurance business.
The Board of Missions and
Church Extension of the Method-
ist Church would like to send six
young women of high Christian
character and ideals of service,
graduates of grade A colleges with
a year or two of teaching experi-
ence, to Malaya.
Civil Service: Michigan Civil
Service will have a representative
in our office on Tuesday, May 13,
to interview any students interest-
ed in Civil Service. Some of their
openings include the following
jobs on various levels: Bacteriolo-
gists, Physical Therapists, Gradu-
ate Nurses, Attendant Nurses, Lab-
oratory Technicians, Typists, Body
Repairmen, Department Librarian,
Highway Engineer Aide, two Or-
thopedic Nurses, General Clerks,
Nutritionist, Biochemist, Veri-
typist, Engineer Draftsman, Law
Librarian, Library Assistant, Hear-
ings Reporter, Dietitians, Cooks,
and Social and PsychologicalI

and staff college, U. S. Army, de-
sires to obtain names of those Uni-
versity of Michigan instructors of
the Departments of Psychology
and Education who hold commis-
sions in the Organized Reserve
Corps and are interested in being
ordered to the Command and
Staff College for a period of.15 to
90 days during the months of
June, July, August, and Septem-
ber. These instructors will be or-
dered to the college only with
their consent and will be used to
accomplish a number of projects
of value to the educational pro-
gram of the Command and Staff
Other faculty members of the
University of Michigan who have
had general staff experience at
division or higher echelon or who
are graduates of the Command
and General Staff School are also
Any university instructor who is
eligible and interested is urged
to contact the PMS&T, Depart-
ment of Military Science and Tac-
tics, 512 S. State St. prior to May
University Lecture: Dr. H. P.
Himsworth, professor of medicine,
University College, London, wil
lecture on the subject, "Nutrition-
al Factors in Liver Injury," at 8
p.m., Mon., May 12, Rackham Am-
phitheatre; auspices of the Medi-
cal School and the Alfred Duns-
ton, Jr., Fund.
University Lecture: Professor
Max Fisch, Department of Philos-
ophy, University of Illinois, will
lecture on the subject, "Evolution
in American Philosophy from
1860-1917," at 4:15 p.m., Tues.,
May 13, Rackham Amphitheatre;
auspices of the Department of
Philosophy. The public is cordial-
ly invited.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Joe
Kendall Neel, Zoology; thesis: "A
Limnological Investigation of the
Psammolittoral Zone in Douglas
Lake, Michigan, with Especial Ref-
erence to Shoal and Shoreline
Dynamics," Sat., May 10, 9 a.m.,
Rm. 3091, Natural Science Bldg.
Chairman, P. S. Welch.
Concentration Advisement Se-
Friday, May 9-Chemistry De-
partment, 35 Angell Hall, 4:15 p.m.
Prof. Byron Soule-Chemistry as
a field of concentration.
Prof. Raymond Keller-Profe-
sional and vocational opportunities
in chemistry.
Graduate Students in Education.
The preliminary examinations for
the doctorate in the School of
Education will be held on May
27-28-29 from 2 to 5 p.m. Any stu-
dent desiring to take these pre-
liminary examinations, should no-
tify my office, 4000 University
High School, not later than May
Clifford Woody,
May Festival Concerts will take

EDITOR'S NOTE: Because The Daily
prints EVI.nY letter to the editor
(which is signed, 300 words or less
in length, and in good taste) we re-
mind our leaders that the views ex-
pressed in lcters are those of the
writers only. I.etters or more than
300 words are shortened, printed or
omitted at the discretion of the edi-
torial director.
Cai be j)b('ll Asttswre(l
To the Editor:
t o the editor for some time, but
John Campbell's editorial against
the pickets in front of the State
Street theatre cannot go unan-
Mr. Campbell doesn't see how
"Song of the South" can effect
political or social-economic be-
liefs of any person. But "Song of
the South" cannot be considered'
by itself, for it is a part of a pat-
tern. Time after time, movie after
movie, Hollywood has presented
the same portrayal of the Negro,
a laughing, submissive, "yassuh,
boss" type of person who is pre-
sented only to be ridiculed.
It is not this one portrayal, but
the continual repetition of it
which has created a stereotype
of the Negro in the minds of
most white persons who have had
no personal contact with Negroes.
This subtle effect is difficult to
understand only because we are so
used to it.
But Negroes are getting tired of
seeing themselves on the screen
only as contented slaves and ser-
vants. They want Hollywood to
show them as students, workers,
doctors, lovers, heroes, villains -
most of all as human beings with
the same good and bad qualities
as white characters.
Were Mr. Campbell to see him-
self in every movie as a lazy story-
telling jokester, I believe that he
place as follows:
Friday, 8:30. "Missa Solemnis"
(Beethoven); Regina Resnik, so-
prano; Anna Kaskas, contralto;
Frederick Jagel, tenor; John Gur-
ney, bass; Philadelphia Orches-
tra; the University Choral Union;
Frieda Op't Holt Vogan, organist;
Thor Johnson, conductor.
Saturday, 2:30. First half: Song
Cycle from the Masters; Philadel-
phia Orchestra; Festival Youth
Chorus; Marguerite Hood, con-
ductor. Second half: Isaac Stern,
violinist; Alexander Hilsberg, con-
Saturday, 8:30. Philadelphia Or-
chestra; Ezio Pinza, bass; Eugene
Ormandy, conductor.
Sunday, 2:30. Philadelphia Or-
chestra; Robert Casadesus, pian-
ist; Eugene Ormandy, conductor.
Sunday, 8:30. Philadelphia Or-
chestra; Ferruccio Tagliavini, ten-
or; Alexander Hilsberg, conductor.
"Te Deum" (Verdi); University
Choral Union, Thor Johnson, con-
Organ Recital: Claire Coci, of
Westminster ChoireCollege,
Princeton, N. J., will appear as
guest organist in Hill Auditorium,
Thurs., May 15, at 4:15 p.m. Pro-
gram: Compositions by Bach, Pee-
ters, Sowerby, Dupre and Reubke.
The public is invited.
Student Recital: Daniel Allen
Kyser, Clarinetist, assisted by Bea-
trice Gaal, pianist, and Charles
Jacobson, violist, will present a re-
cital in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of
Master of Music in Music Educa-
tion, at 8:30 p.m., Mon., May 12,
Rackham Assembly Hall. Program:
Compositions by von Weber,
Brahms, Rabaud, Jeanjean, Le-
febvre and Mozart. Open to the

The Museum of Archaeology:
Current Exhibit: "Life in a Roman
Town, in Egypt, 30 B.C. - 400
A.D." Tues.- through Fri., 9-12, 2-
5; Sat., 9-12; Sun. 3-5.
The Museum of Art: Drawings
by Maurice Sterne and Paintings
by Pedro Figari. Alumni Memor-
ial Hall, daily, except Monday, 10-
12 and 2-5; Sundays, 2-5; Wed-
nesday evenings 7-9. The public
is cordially invited.
Events Today
Visitors' Night: Angell Hall Ob-
servatory, beginning at 8 p.m.
Saturn and double stars will
be shown if the night is clear.
If the sky is cloudy, Observatory
will not be open. Children must be
accompanied by adults.
Geology and Mineralogy Jour-
nal Club, 12 noon, Rm. 3055,
Natural Science Bldg. Mr.
Sherman Moore, of the U. S. Lake
Survey, Detroit, will speak on
"Crustal Movement."
(Continued on Page 51

would also be in the picket line.
Were he to hear the derogatory
impressions of foreign peoples
gained from the American movie,
he would see something very tang-
ible indeed to warrant the plac-
But this is not all. "Song of the
South" gives the impression that
the Negro was happy under slav-
ery, and the logical conclusion is
that the Negro is happy today in
his present status as a second-
class citizen. But the Negro, faced
with daily insults and almost over-
whelming obstacles, is far from
happy. The sooner white people
realize this the quicker the race
problem will be solved.
As to the effectiveness of the
picketing, can Mr. Campbell sug-
gest a better way to bring people's
attention to Hollywood's unfair
treatment of the Negro? To say
that the stakes aren't high enough
to warrant action is foolish, for
moving pictures are one of the
greatest propaganda influences on
public opinion today.
If nothing else is gained, though,
except to start people thinking
about the problem and to make
them realize that Negroes are far
from entertained by such stereo-
typed characterizations, the pc-
kets will have been worthwhile.
You've got to start somewhere,
and this, though it may seem in-
effective at first, is a start.
-Walt Hoffm~an
Forbidden Fruit
To the Editor:
of cid's first plagiarism and the
of that forbidden style whose
mortal use
brought tripe into the news and
all this pain
with loss of honor till my
greater mind
restores us and regains our
i rightly sing and from the very
of angell or of mason do
that dabbler who first stole my
noble style
and showed his bleeding heart
in printer s ink
to make us weep and if that
offend me more in mighty
huron stream
him shall i hurl from the
railroad bridge
with hideous ruin and
combustion down
to bottomless perdition there to
in adamantine chains and
watery gloom
who durst defy my thunderous
and yet a note of merch steals in
to still my wrath what though
his wits be lost
all is not lost for in his
blundering way
he chanced upon the noblest
style of all
which renders me immortal
without peer
they also serve who only imitate
To the Editor:
ON BEHALF of the 1947 Michi-
gras Committee, we wish to
extend our sincere thanks and
congratulations to the more than
fifteen hundred students who
helped to make Michigras a suc-
cess. The committee hopes to pub-
lish a financial statement in the
future, so that you may have 4
better understanding of the en-
tire undertaking. Your splendid
cooperation has shown that the
pre-war college spirit is still very
much in evidence at Michigan.
-Collee Ide
Al Farnsworth

£ICJI tlU &tJ4J

Fifty-Seventh Year
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