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TM-LRSflAY, IAY 15, 1947
In is

Wallace To Talk Today


IFNRY WALLACE will speak at noon to-
day in Hill Auditorium. The man who
i 5 er news, as a personality, than Tru-
man or Marshall will be here for the hear-
Just returned from his highly controver-
.sal European speaking tour, Wallace should
ha,) firsthand information to back up his
views on American foreign policy. With
more than a decade of service as cabinet
member and vice-president behind him, he
can speak with authority on domestic issues
as well.
But Wallace is more than a source of
authoritative "dope" on the news that
docsn't get into newspapers. He is some-
what of a political messiah, with a consider-
able following which regards him as "the
only true successor to Roosevelt."
After a year of public silence during the
be tinning of Truman's administration, Wal-
e opened up on the bi-partisan foreign
poicy. What he had to say caused so much
consternation that the president was placed
in the awkward position of asking for the
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

resignation of one of the party's biggest
vote-getters. Wallace's position, as a cab-
inet member who resigned rather than sup-
press his views, has undoubtedly given him
more prominence than he had as vice-pres-
ident of the United States.
In the past months, Wallace has taken
a beating in the editorial columns of the
nation's newspapers. His outspoken criti-
cism of American policy in foreign capitals
has been compared to airing the country's
laundry. But the very controversy gave
him more attention than ever. The famous
Wallace grin was spread all over every page
one when he returned to the United States.
In a time when all the talking is being
done by politicians who agree with each
other, Wallace has been the only big name
to speak out against the majority, to articu-
late the same views he was expressing in the
Thrities when he was a majority man. The
murmers of discontent and talk of "a third
party" which were current before the Roose-
velt administrations are again to be heard.
Linked with this talk, invariably, is Wal-
lace's name.
Whatever one's personal opinion of Henry
Wallace and his views may be, there can
be no doubt that he has plenty to say. He
is the outstanding spokesman for a philoso-
phy. which may prevail again. He is sure
to be worth hearing, today.
-Mitt Freudenheimn

Peoples, Not Pashas

Tlis Is the second of three columns summar-
izing Stewart Alsop's conclusions after three
months in the Middle East and England.
" ERE! You nurse it a bit if you like!'
the Duchess said to Alice, flinging
lhe baby at her as she spoke. "I must go,
and, get ready to play croquet with the
Queen," and she hurried out of the room.
The cook threw a frying pan at her as
she went, but it just missed her. Alice
caught the baby with some difficulty .. .
It is odd but true that American foreign
policy began to take really decisive shape
only when England, which had been quiet-
ly dandling the Greek baby since the end
of the war, suddenly flung it at the State
Department's head.
Yet the serious and responsible policy
makers of both England and the United
States, faced with Soviet ambitions equally
dangerous to both powers, are far from sat-
isfied that this process of baby hurling is
the best way of achieving the mutual Anglo-
American objective of stopping further Sov-
iet expansion. It is for this reason that
both in the State Department and in the
British Foreign Office increasing thought
is being given to the possibility of arriving
at some sort of working partnership agree-
ment on foreign policy during the next few
The objective of such an agreement would
be twofold. First, the particular areas of
responsibilities of each power would be
settled. In such a settlement, due weight
should be given to the present temporary
economic plight of Great Britain, and cer-

tain economic and political commitments
which England cannot afford to support
would be shared or perhaps in some cases
completely taken over by the United States.
Second, an attempt would be made to de-
velop a parallel foreign-policy line for such
areas as the Middle East.
In fact, the first tentative moves in this
direction have already been made. Some
weeks ago H. Freeman Matthews, State De-
partment career man, flew to London to
confer with Sir Orme Sargent, Permanent
Under Secretary of the Foreign Office. The
most pressing subject of discussion was the
length of stay of the British troops in
Greece, but before the two men parted the
whole issue of Anglo-American policy to-
ward the Middle East had been tentatively
canvassed. Perhaps as a result of this con-
versation, George C. Marshall, Secretary of
State, made a significant request of For-
eign Secretary Ernest Bevin while in Mos-
cow. He asked Mr. Bevin for a copy of
what had come to be known as the "Peo-
ples, Not Pashas" memorandum.
This memorandum was perapred under
Mr. Bevin's supervision during his first
months as Foreign Secretary. Broadly, it
recommended that the traditional British
technique for retaining influence in colon-
ial areas-the technique of exercising con-
trol through a tiny group of rich "pashas''
at the top-be discarded. Instead, great pro-
grams for raising the standard of living of
the whole people in these areas should be
For many months the StateDepartment's
policy makers, and especially the foreign-
service officers on the spot in the Middle
East have become increasingly convinced
that only a "peoples, not pashas" approach
to the Middle East would in the long run
provide an effective counter to the Soviet
political imperialism. Thus, Mr. Marshall's
request to Mr. Bevin was significant. A joint
Anglo-American program on such lines is
no doubt under consideration.
(Copy'i;ht 1947, New York Herald Tribune)
0 We're Fixed Up Too
Who's Rght?
YESTERDAY we learned that a friend
who has just been granted a senior en-
gineering scholarshio is still a little mixed
up. Results of a recent preference voca-
tional test show that he is interested in lit-
erature, art, music and computation in that
Speaking at a dinner the other night, an
engineering college professor said, "At least
the engineers know what they're after."
Maybe he's right. We always did wonder
about those tests.
* *
Sae (at First
)UR INSTRUCTOR in abnormal psy-
chology, lecturing the other day on
chronic alcoholism, noted that one of its
insidious symptoms is tremors of the
"The chronic alcoholic can harly pro-
nounce, for example, a tongue-twister
like 'Methodist Episcopal'."
With a wry grin he added, "Whew! I
made it."
Not So Quiet
ONE OF OUR Angell Hall professors was
tiying to compete with the noise of riv-
eting work on the potential General

City Editor'sX
THE BATTLE of Henry A. Wallace versus
lunch will take place at noon today.
It will be a battle between wasted food
and wasted opportunity.
For with a large proportion of the campus
tied down to a fixed mealtime schedule,
"leftovers" are going to pile up in residence
halls, chapter houses and co-ops if any
sizable number of this group moves into
Hill Auditorium.
Likewise, if chow wins out, a lot of people
will miss a one-and-only chance to hear,
first hand, the leading opponent of our
present foreign policy,
Foreign policy is important, especially in
these times when decisions made at Wash-
ington are exerting a tremendous influence
on the entire world. With the United States
playing a new and leading role in global
affairs, foreign policy is something that
ought to be pondered by the man on the
street and the man on the campus.
And it isn't very often that a former Vice-
President of the United States comes to
Ann Arbor.
Mr. Wallace's speeches have been sharply
critical of our foreign policy, have, in fact,
been almost alarmist in tone. But they
have been so lost in the sea of newsprint
that even a Willkie Republican like me is
curious to know Mr. Wallace's complete
So where to go at noon today-to the
dining table or to Hill Auditorium-becomes
a rough decision to make.
Food wastage isn't a pretty thing to con-
template, when most of the world is starv-
ing more than usual.
But lack of a thorough investigation of
all the ramifications of our foreign policy
isn't a pretty thing to contemplate, either.
Perhaps you are wondering how this clash
between lunch and foreign policy came
Mr. Wallace can be here only from noon
to 3 p.m. today.
. It seems that he isn't popular in either
Republican or Democratic party circles. So
it wouldn't look good if he were to speak
here at, say, 1 p.m. or 2 p.m., thus offering
students an opportunity to miss classes.
It wouldn't be appropriate.
Everybody knows this and everybody is
being realistic about it. No one can be
blamed for the unorthodox scheduling.
Trouble is that there is no University
precedent by which Mr. Wallace could
speak at 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. Admiral Nimitz
spoke here at 11 a.m. one Friday morning
last October, but the admiral is not a po-
litical speaker.
One wishes the precedent would be set,
that not only Mr. Wallace, but other politi-
cal speakers, could be scheduled at a con-
venient hour during the day, if necessary,
with all classes dismissed. A precedent
would get us out of the partial vacuum
we're now gasping in.
But the clash between lunch and foreign
policy is here today, and the spectacle is
not only rather ludicrous but also a little
New Solution
THE CONSUMER has been spending, in
total, about as much as a year ago, name-

ly, all he has. Department store sales, in
dollars, are where they were last year, or
better. But the consumer has not been
getting as much for his money. When he
spends 65 cents a pound for tomatoes, as
he did recently in New York City, he is,
with the best will in the world, out about
30 cents he once would have been able to
spend on something else.
It is here, I think, that Congress misses
a bet. When tomatoes reach 65 cents, it
should be possible to organize a swift public
hearing, to find out who is getting it, and
why. If, without repression, and even with
controls, we simply used the good American
device of legislative investigation, and re-
viewed commodity by commodity in public,
to see where the proceeds of the exorbitant
price rises are going, we might very well
force prices down. And every dime pinched
off a going price would give a customer
ten cent with which to buy something else.
To single out even one commodity for this
treatment would do more good than a year
of generalizations, and "have you had your
hearing yet?" might become a business
catchword and one that could head off re-
But of course I may be old-fashioned; I
can remember way back to when Congress
used to be referred to fondly as the tribune
of the people.
(Copyright 1947, New York Post Corporation)


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EDITOR'S NOTE: Because The Daily
prints EVERY letter to the editor
(which is signed, 300 words or less
in length, and In good taste) we re-
mind our readers that the views ex-
pressed in Iiers are those or the
writers only. Letters o more than
306 words are shortened, printed or
omitted Kt the discretion of the edi-
torial director.
Ex plairn NgS()
To the Editor:
IT HAS COME to my attention
that only a handful of students
know what the National Student
Organization is, and what it
stands for.
Perhaps the following state-
ments will serve to enlighten those
who are unaware of the policies
and purposes of the NSO.
1-This organization will exist
to serve the students: through
the exchange of ideas and a pool-
ing of information from colleges
and universities all over the
United States, each campus com-
mittee of the NSO can make their
respective student governments
more effective-also comparisons
of health programs, housing pro-
jects and graduate study oppor-
tunities and scholarships would be
brought to the attention of the
2-NSO would foster large scale
international student exchanges
and travel programs.
3--What is most important --
tile organization will be non-po-
I realize that this merely touch-
es the broad program of the po-
posed National Student Organi-
zation, but what must be empha-
sized is that the NSO will be serv-
ing the students, and therefore
should command the interest and
attention of every one of them.
The air of mystery surrounding
the subject of the NSO is detri-.
mental to its functioning If the
organization is to function effec-
tively, it must receive the sup-
port of the student body on every
campus in the United States. It
is the job of the delegates to the
forth-coming constitutional con-
vention to inform the student
body, when the time arrives for
the ratification of the Constitu-
tion as to the concrete and tang-
ible plans provided for them by
their representatives.
An informed student body will
make for an effective National
Student Organization, which in
turn will contribute much towards
better student government, clos-
er student-faculty-administration
cooperation, and to the enhance-
ment of the welfare of the stu-
-Richard Aronson
*,* *
Negro Fiht
To the Editor:
NEGRO PEOPLE want to be
free-free from every form of
discrimination, free to enjoy fully
the democratic rights of American
citizens. This is what Negroes
have been fighting for throughout
three and a quarter centuries of
slavery. And we will keep on
fighting until the whole rotten
system of Jim Crow oppression
has been destroyed, until the Ne-
gro people can live with security
and dignity in every town and
But Mr. Rutherford Minton in
his letter to the editor (Wednes-
day, May 7) seems to think that
Negroes are attempting to erase
the record of their past. Rather
than trying to disown his heri-
tage, today's Negro is hard-
pressed to live up to it.
Mr. Minton's bold assertions
show that he is obviously one of
the many victims of distorted
ideas about the Negro and his his-
tory. However, Mr. Minton is not
of himself to blame. What can you
expect when the history he stud-

institution. To do so, you should
write a letter to the Regional Of-
fice, Chief, Registration Section,
Veterans Administration in the
state in which you have enrolled
in school requesting a supplemen-
tal Certificate.
Your letter of request should in-
clude the following information:
1. Your C-number
2. Your address
3. The name of the school which
you have previously attended un-
der the G.I. Bill
4. The date on which you termi-
nated your schooling there
5. The course which you were
6. The school which you are
planning to attend
7. The date when you will reg-
8. The course in which you will
be enrolled
9. Your reasons for changing
Failure to obtain a supplemental
(Continued on Page 6)

Letters to the Editor...

ies is compiled by men like Qom-
mager, McLaughlin, W. E. Wood-
ward, etc., who use as their au-
thority on Negro history Ulrich
Bonnel Phillips of Georgia. Phil-
lips was related to a Confederate
Governor and his family was of
the southern aristocracy. He is
known to have dedicated one of
Ihis AUTHORITATIVE histories
"to the dominant class of the
South." According to biographi-
cal notes, Bonnel Phillips had his
first named changed from Ulys-
sees to Ulrich when he learned
that le bore the same name as
Grant. His history is more a rec-
ord of the emotional reaction of
Southern whites than an accur-
ate objective account of the facts.
Negroes, are not ashamed of
their past. It is not a docile, sup-
erhumanly past. Where possible,
slaves purchased their freedom.
Whlere not possible, they fled to
swamps and congregated in order
to wage war. There were thous-
ands of Sojourner Truths who
kept on "scratching" in the name
of liberty. There were innum-
erable Harriet Tubmans who made
repeated trips into slave terri-
tory to lead their fellow bonds-
men to freedom. There was more
than one Nat Turner whlo made
plans for and led slave up-risings.
But except for the few, they
were captured and killed and their
deeds went unrecorded except in
the minds of the other slaves. Yes,
then, as now, white people real-
ized tiat it was hazardous to their
security for Negroes to have ideas
that people will follow.
Of course Ulrich Bonnel Phil-
lips and his contemporaries men-
tion none of this in their histor-
ies. As a southern governor said
of Nat Turner can be said of
them all: "All died bravely in-
dicating no reluctance to lone
their lives in such a cause."
Ours is not a "docile" attitude.
There have always been and will
continue to be the Fred Douglass-
es, the W.E.B. Dubois' and Paul
Robesons whose voices will be
heard through the mufflers of
their would-be oppressors.
-Jacqueline Simmons
-Shirley Jenkins
Truth About Truth
To the Editor:
Moliere Among the Nightingales
Is It True What They Say
About True?
corman's going underground
To expose subversive True.
He'll nab his prey in spite of
-And Play Production, too.
-Judy Laiken
Still Goes
To the Editor:
petitive systems was published
a little late, a few of the condi-
tions mentioned in the letter (con-
cerning Willow Village) have
changed. Bus service is better,
and the old resturateur has been
What I say still goes, however.
The after effects of the commu-
nistic society would have reper-
cussions far more numerous and
damaging than the very few I
The blessing of our dynamic
and moving American system is
our initiative and freedom to oust
bad business practices and faulty
-Laird B. Schmidt

t 1 t r Fi1

cum of Art's West Gallery is an inter-
esting contrast in artistic conception.
Maurice Sterne, with his neo-classic ap-
proach in his drawings, and Pedro Figari,
with his nostalgic South American scenes
done in oil, provide the interested spectator
with material that leads to the question
"What is the conception each of these men
is concerned with in his work?"
Maurice Sterne is an artist with an im-
;.ressive background in his field, having
been the recipient of the William A. Clark
prize of $2000.00, the Corcoran Gold Medal.
awarded by the Corcoran Gallery. Wasning-
ton, D.C., the Logan Prize of the Chicago
Art Institute and the Clark Prize of the
National Academy. Sterne was appointed
by the President to serve on the National
Alt Commission.
The present showing of his work consists
r Inly of black and white drawings, with
a few colored sketches included. The
sketches of the Balinese are the most in-
teresting as they display more personal qual-
ity and conviction. His "Standing Nude
<Man " is an example of excellent academic
draugh tsmanship but carries little intrinsic
value apart from this. Sterne's work is an
S txample of a well-developed sensibility
ong standard academic conventional lines.
Pedro Figari, a Uruguayan painter who
xhibts a conception which is the anti-
hsis of Sterne's, may be best understood
s dealing with sentimental expressionistic
pintorial values. His work is made avail-
able to us by the efforts of the Council for
'iLter-American Cooperation. Lincoln Kir-
stein, who has been connected with the
Americo n Ballet group, has also .aided in
his presentation, and this makes the paint-
uags take on the significance that they may
well be viewed as stage scenes. "El Palito,
Gaucho Dance," "Dance Under the Orange
rrees." and "Colonial Party" are very much
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