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TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1947

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Inadequate Counselinig

proved counseling service has much to
recommend it. Most literary college stu-
dents are emphatically opposed to the per-
functory dispensation of "advice" by their
academic counselors. Two postcards a year
(more if he's flunking) are the student's
only reminders that he has an academic
advisor. As a result, concentration has be-
come a "hit and miss" proposition. The stu-
dent flounders through his first two years,
groping blindly for courses in his range of
interest. Then,, because it offers the easiest
solution, he usually majors in the subject
in which he managed to get an "A".
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

The series of concentration advisement
lectures which have been held curing the
past week are indeed excellent, but not all
of the students are able to attend them. The
University could perform a real service by
compiling this information into pamphlets,
which the advisors could distribute among
the students. In this way, the advice would
have a far-reaching effect.
However, the present inadequate counsel-
ing service is not the fault of the advisors.
Forced to carry a full teaching program as
well as their counseling duties, they cannot
give sufficient attention to either task. An
advisorship should be a well paid position,
which could be gained only after some years
of teaching experience. In a satisfactory
counseling service, the advisor would have
time to devote his attention to the student's
problems, and the student would have the
assurance of a genuine interest in his fu-
-Pat James

Neither Extreme

1HENRY WALLACE'S visit to the Univer-
sity last week brought forth a pair of
editorials on this page. There was the pro
of Wallace versus the con.
But where does an alien go to register?
How does one fit into the scheme of things
who neither reveres Wallace as a God or re-
viles him as a demon?
Wallace is exceptionally subject to vio-
lent hate and equally violent admiration. It's
not hard for one to go off the deep end
in favor of the man. Nor is it difficult for
one of differing background, subject to oth-
er influences to go completely overboard in
condemnation of him.
What is there about this man that puts
him on the receiving end of such extreme
Perhaps, on the one hand, there's his
complete sincerity at the expense of politi-
cal expediency. His integrity is, by and
large, unquestioned. He is, indeed, a rarity
in public life in these respects.
On the other hand, there's the feeling
that he is a star gazer, completely irrespon-
sible, and much too loquacious. The press
of the nation has done a particularly ef-
fective job in putting such an idea across to
the people.
The search of some elements for a hero,
and of others for a scape-goat are here re-
flected. But the appearance of religious
fervor on each side of the fence defeats
the very purposes of each. Both forces are

set onto a common path, completely opposed
to what either seeks. It is the path of
blindness and dogma--the, path of intoler-
In the one case, there's intolerance of any
who disagree with Wallace. In the other
instance, there's the intolerance of Wallace,
even to a point of questioning his very right
to speak out.
Religious fervor in regard to a mortal
opens the door to dogma. When dogma en-
ters, liberalism flees. When dogma enters,
rationality, democracy, freedom flee.
Sure, let's hear what Wallace has to say.
Let's admire him for his honesty or criti-
cize him for his tactlessness. But let'snot
assume that he is the only man who is sin-
cere in his search for peace, nor that his
program is the only possible answer to such
a quest.
Let's not assume, on the other hand, that
Wallace, because he tries to see the Russian
viewpoint is a Communist, or that his talks
hamper "bi-partisan" policy and that he
must therefore be restrained from saying
what he thinks.
Let's try to realize that things are not
always all white and all black--that there
might well be a spectrum-full of shades to
an issue-that the maintenance of a free
and open mind precludes all intelligent rea-
soning. And there can not be a free and
open mind in blanket worship or blanket
condemnation of a man.
-Ben Zwerling

Stop Dewey?
W ASHINGTON, May 18-Without much
fanfare, Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio
is quietly preparing to organize his Presi-
dential candidacy on a business basis. Now
that the labor bill is safely through the
Senate, there is time to consider such im-
portant problems as the selection of a cam-
paign manager-a post for which the astute
Representative Clarence Brown of Ohio
is the most likely choice. And thereafter
must begin the serious effort to sell Taft
to the Republican organizations, with which
to date Taft's friends have merely been
"keeping in touch."
There are several singularly interesting
aspects of the new development. For one
thing, the Taftites are showing marked signs
of reviving optimism, claiming that the pas-
sage of the labor bill through the Senate
has balanced off their candidate's setbacks
earlier in the Congressional session. For
another, there is some reason to believe
that one of Taft's first moves as an activt
candidate will be to make a pronouncement
on foreign policy departing very radically
from his isolationist past. Finally, and
perhaps most important of all, it already
appears that the organization of a "Stop
Dewey" movement will be a central feature
of the Taft strategy.
This is inevitable, for perfectly practical
reasons. Senator Taft's warmest support-
ers frankly admit that Governor Thom-
as E. Dewey is the front-runner. The
New Yorker's candidacy has been organ-
ized on a business basis for many months,
and the Dewey salesmen are already in
the field. The Republican organization
leaders through the country dislike Dewey
but think he can win. And the Repub-
licans want a winner. After their long
banishment from the public trough, they
are naturally obsessed with getting back
to it.
Taft's situation is the opposite of Dewey's.
He is second in the field, and although the
organization leaders like him very well, they
doubt his capacity to carry the country.
Taft's friends admit the existence of these
doubts. They even envision the possibility
of his withdrawal as a candidate if the im-
provement resulting from his labor bill suc-
cess does not continue and become cumula-
tive. Thus what is happening now is tenta-
tive and exploratory. Nevertheless, the logic
of the situation remains, and is recognized.
And that is why one can already discern
the "Stop Dewey" movement's embryonic
It will center in the Taft camp. If suc-
cessful, it will take the form of a record
crop of favorite sons, ranging from such
obvious participants as Governor Greene of
Illinois and Senator Martin of Pennsylvania
to such obscure and dubious local heroes as
Senators Kem of Missouri and Cain of
Washington. The egos of these statesmen
are already being massaged to encourage
their ambitions. As of this writing, it ap-
pears that Dewey will be extremely hard to
For the present, Taft is adequately busy
coping with the Congressional present
and thinking out his next moves. In the
latter category is the possible foreign pol-
icy pronouncement already referred to. It
will be made on the West Coast after the
session, if it is made at all. The desirabil-
ity of making such a speech on the Sen-
ate Floor was briefly considered by Taft
during the Greek-Turkish aid debate. He
then decided that to do more than vote
for the bill would encroach upon the
leadership of Senator Arthur H. Vanden-
berg of Michigan.
Since that time Taft has made a brief but
significant statement to a New York gath-
ering, that he strongly favored the federa-
tion of Europe, believed the United States

should support it, and accepted the need
to provide large-scale American financing
for the project. This suggests the line that
Taft may take on the West Coast. making
the scheme of a federated Europe his own,
declaring that facts rule out the old isola-
tionist policies, and acknowledging the dis-
agreeable but impelling necessity of U. S.
financing of European stability.
(Copyright 1947, New York Herald Tribune)
MR. TRUMAN will soon be presented with
a cure for our labor ills containing as
many ingredients as a doctor's prescription,
The President refuses to say whether he
will swallow it at one gulp or pour it down
the drain.

'Zt^4 . .i, ' _________


Teacher's pets?


Cultural Programus

trouble getting appropriations for a for-
eign cultural program, and for foreign
broadcasts, because it is dealing with states-
men whose interest in cultural affairs does
not usually extend very far beyond trying
to keep school teachers from smoking cigar-
The Department is quite right in wanting
a cultural program, to show off the best
side of American life abroad. But the dif-
ficulty is that this side of American life is
rather frightening to a number of Con-
gressmen. Those of our writers who have
won fame abroad (and thereby promoted
esteem for American talent) are precisely
the writers with whom you could most eas-
ily scare the average Congressman, Sinclair
Lewis, Hemingway, Faulkner, Drieser, Jack
The Department's request for funds
thus breaks open the whole angry ques-
tion of the relation between art and the
state. Art tends always to keep itself
apart from and independent of the state.


If it is good art it is often critical of the
state, and highly suspicious of things-
as-they-are; and the problems how to
get politicians, our chief spokesmen of
things-as-they-are, to put up money for
and tamely tolerate the work of what
many of them can only regard as the
natural enemy.
When one enters the field of art, one
steps into a kind of non-Euclidean world, in
which normal rules of argument and normal
considerations of practicality do not apply.
In this field, a country wins respect, in a
strange, inverted way, by producing artists
who are bigger than itself, even critical of
itself. Tolstoy made more friends for Rus-
sia than the Czars ever did; and we admire
England all the more for its Dickens who
hated the English slums.
The point is that art has to be absolutely
free if it is going to serve at all. This para-
dox makes the relation between art and the
state the strangest master-servant relation-
ship on earth, for art has to be above the
state to be of any use to it.
General Bedell Smith, our Ambassador
to Moscow, startled the house Foreign Af-
fairs Committee the other day by testi-
fying that our foreign broadcasts hae to
be of high cultural quality because Soviet
broadcasts are, that the State Department
has to be free to pick advanced paintings,
and that American exchange students sent
to Russia ought to study Marx and En-
gels in order to understand what they will
see when they get there. Bedell Smith
understands some of the implications of
the high-level cultural struggle; but the
world he has tried to open up to' the
Congressmen has values so different from
the normal Congressional values of pedes-
trian plodding and sodden common sense
that it is almost unfair to expect Con-
gressmen to put out dollars for the other. ,
It is not surprising that Congress should
find it harder to handle the artist than any
other character in our national life, this
strange servant who insists on being master
in the house. Small wonder, too, that Con-
gressmen should adopt the psychological de-
fense of denying art, in toto, of making
uncouth noises before pictures they do not
understand. The uncomfortable feeling the
artist gives the politician that he is in the
presence of his better is not to be endured;
and, helped by some anti-intellectual writ-
ers, the latter sweats to keep alive the pro-
vincial attitude that not to understand a
work of art is on the whole, a mark of merit
in a man, a sign of good character and
clean living.

Publication in The Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
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-
TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1947
VOL. LVII, No. 162
Regents' Meeting: The Regents'
meeting originally scheduled for
Friday, May 30, at 2 p.m. has been
postponed to the time of the An-
nual Meeting, June 13, at 2 p.m.
Communications for consideration
at this meeting must be in the
President's hands not later than
June 5.
Herbert G. Watkins
Memorial Day. Although Friday,
May 30, Memorial Day, is a legal
holiday and all offices in the Uni-
versity will be closed, it is ex-
pected that all offices will be
open for business purposes on
Saturday, May 31.
Herbert G. Watkins, Secretary
University Council M e e t i n g,
Mon., May 26, 4:15 p.m., Assembly
Hall, Rackham Building.
Student Accounts: Your atten-
tion is called to the following rules
passed by the Regents at their
meeting on February 28, 1936:
Students shall' pay all ac-
counts due the University not lat-
er than the last day of classes of
each semester or summer session.
Student loans which are not paid
or renewed are subject to this
regulation; however, student loans
not yet due are exempt. Any un-
paid accounts at the close of
business on the last day of classes
will be reported to the Cashier of
the University and
"(a) All academic credits will
be withheld, the grades for the
semester or summer session just
completed will not be released, and
no transcript of credits will be is-
"(b) All students owing such ac-
counts will not be allowed to reg-
ister in any subsequent semester
or summrner session until payment
has been made."
Herbert G. Watkins, Secretary
Notice to all faculty members
and officers: Arrangements have
been made with the purpose of
having in the General Library
both for present purposes and for
future historical value, a file of
the portraits of members of the
faculty and University officials.
It is highly desirable from the
Library's point of view that this
file be of portraits in uniform

'size. Portraits will be made
without cost to any faculty mem-
ber or officer by Rentschler's
Studio. Members of the faculty
are cordially invited to make ap-
pointments w i t h Rentschler's
Studio for the purpose. Any spe-
cial questions arising with re-
spect to the matter may be asked
either of the secretary of the
University, Mr. Herbert G. Wat-
kins, or the Librarian, Dr. War-
ner G. Rice.
Tickets for Graduation Exer-
cises: Entrance tickets to Ferry
Field and Yost Field House for the
graduation exercises on June 14
will be ready for distribution on
June 2. Please apply at the In-
formation Desk in the Business
Office, Room 1, University Hall.
Those eligible to receive tickets
will please present their identi-
fication cards. For Ferry Field a
reasonable number of tickets to
each graduate will be available;
to Yost Field House, however, ow-
ing to lack of space, two only can
be provided.
Herbert G. Watkins, Secretary
Faculty members and University
employees: The Board in Control
of Intercollegiate Athletics of the
University of Michigan extends to
the Faculty and to full-time UnI-
yersity employees the privilege to
purchase Athletic Coupon Books.
These books entitle the owner to
a reserved seat for each of the
home football games and general
admission to basketball, track,
wrestling and baseball as long as
seats are available. Those eligible
to purchase Athletic Coupon
Books are as follows:
1. University Faculty and Ad-
ministrative Officers.
2. Faculty members who have
been retired, but still given faculty
3. Employees on the University
payroll who have appointments or
contracts on a full-time yearly
basis; or if on a hourly basis, are
full time employees and have been
employed bythe University for a
period. of not less than twelve
months prior to the date of appli-
cation for the purchase of an
Athletic. Coupon book.
4. University employees who are
on retirement and who were em-
ployed by the University for a per-
iod of not less than ten years.
Athletic Coupon Books may be
purchased also for wives and for
dependent children under 18 years
of age of the above groups.
Each book issued is for the
personal use of the individual for
whom it is purchased and neither
the book or the privileges accom-
panying it is transferable. The
ticket privileges and coupon book
admissions will be honored only
as long as the owner is associated
with the University. The priv-
ileges cease when such association

is terminated and no refunds orc
rebates will be made.
The Athletic Coupon Books may2
be purchased at the Administra-$
tion Building, Ferry Field, begin-f
ning May 26th. The price of the
Coupon Book is Ten Dollars1
($10.00) tax inc.1
To receive preference in loca-
tion and assurance of a ticket to
each of the home football gamesI
the athletic coupons should be
exchanged and any additionals
tickets ordered PRIOR TO AUG-
UST 1st Formal application
blanks for football tickets will
be issued at the time the Athletic
Coupon Books are purchased.
The Twelfth Annual School of1
Education Convocation of under-
graduate and graduate students
who are candidates for the Teach-
er's Certificate during the aca-
demic year will be held at 2 p.m.,
University High School Auditor-~
ium, Wed., May 21. This Convo-
cation is sponsored by the School
of Education and members of1
other faculties. Students and the
general public are cordially in-l
vited to attend. President Alex-
ander G. Ruthven will preside and
Dr. Eugene B. Elliott. State Su-
perintendent of Public Instruc-
tion, will give the address.
Graduate Students receiving de-
grees in June who plan to take
part in Commencementaexercises
may order caps, gowns, and hoods
from Moe's Sport Shop. Please
place orders by June 4.
Caps and Gowns: Seniors are
urged to call for their caps and
gowns at Moe's Sport Shop, 711
N. University. All schools will bej
Seniors in Lit School. Send your
class dues (amounting to $1.00)
to Barbara Raymer, Finance
Chairman, 407 North Ingalls..
These dues are to cover senior
class gift and to comprise the
Class of 1947 alumnimfund.
To students Planning to Attend
the Post-Session: Registratio~ for
the Post-Session will be required
during, the registration period for
the Summer Session.
All students who expect to be-
come candidates for a teacher's
certificate in February, June, or
August, 1948, should call for an
application form atithe office of
the School of Education, Rm. 1437
U.E.S. Application forms should
be filled in and returned to the
School of Education by May 24.
Applications for Bomber Schol-
arships: Applications may be ob-
taied at the Office of Student
Affairs, Rm. 2, University Hall,
and must be returned to that of-
fice not later than Wednesday,
May 21. To be eligible for these
scholarships, a student must have
served at least one year in the
armed forces during the last war,
must have interrupted his educa-
tion for service in the armed forc-
es, and shall have received no de-
gree of any kind from this Univer-
sity. Awards will be made accord-
ing to need, character, and schol-
astic ability after comparison of
Bureau of Appointments & Oc-
cupational Information, 201 Ma-
son Hall. Office Hours: 9-12, 2-4.
The Girl Scouts will have a
representative here on Thursday,
May 22, to interview girls interest-
ed in scouting as a career. Call
371 for appointments.
The Travelers Insurance Com-
pany, Group Division, will be in
our office on Wed., May 21, to in-
terview men interested in an in-
surance career.
Civil Engineers. Mr. Dunkel of
Whitehead & Kales Company,

Structural Steel Fabricators of De-
troit, will interview in our office
for Sales on Thurs., May 22.
Chemical and Mechanical Engi-
neers. Mr. Pike of the Crane Com-
pany of Detroit will interview
chemical and mechanical engi-
neers in the office on Wed., May
21. Openings will be available for
juniors interested in summer
The U. S. Military Academy at
West Point has a vacancy for a
Physical Education Instructor
with the following qualifications:
skiing experience sufficient to
qualify the applicant as a coach
of a college skiing team; grad-
uate study leading to a Master

of Arts degree with a Major in
Physical Education; age, 22 to
30 years. Salary $4149.60 to
$4902.00 Call at the Bureau for
further information.
University Community Center:
1045 Midway Boulevard,
Willow Run Village.
Tues., May 20, 8 p.m., Willow
Village Writers' Club
Wed., May 21, 8 p.m., Book Re-
view - A Best Seller by Frank L.
Huntley, Professor of English.
Thurs., May 22, 8 p.m., The New
Art Group; 8 p.m., Psychology
Fri., May 23, 8 p.m., Duplicate
Sat,, May 24, 3 p.m., Wives' Club
Children's Party.
Mathematics Lecture: Professor
H. S. M. Coxeter of the University
of Toronto, at present visiting
professor at the University of
Notre Dame, will give a lecture
on Reciprocal Lattices in Crys-
tallography on Thurs., May 22,
4:15 p.m., Rm. 3017, Angell Hall.
Professor Raymond B. Cattell,
of the University of Illinois, will
speak on "Personality Factors and
Their Measurement," Wed., May
21, 4:15 p.m., Rackham Amphi-
theatre; auspices of the Psychol-
ogy Club.
A cademic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Lyda
Carol Belthuis, Geography; the-
sis: "The Geography of Lumber-
ing in the Mississippi River Sec-
tion of Eastern Iowa," Tues., May
20, 2 p.m., Rm. 9, Angell Hall. C.
M. Davis, Chairman.
Doctoral Examination for Rich-
ard Hanau, Physics; thesis: "The
Recombination of Positive Ions
and Electrons in Low Pressure
Gas Discharges," Tues., May 20,
2 p.m., East Council Room, Rack-
ham. Chairman, E. F. Barker.
Doctoral Examination for Ar-
thur Henry Rice, Education; the-
sis: "Some Desirable Policies for
Official Publications of Voluntary
Membership Organizations," Tues-
day,-May 20, 2 p.m., West Coun-
cil Room, Rackham. Chairman,
A. B. Moehlman.
Doctoral Examination for
Claude John Dykhouse, Educa-
tion; thesis: "Predictability of
Costs in Administering Position-
Automatic-Merit Salary Schedule,
Wed., May 21, 2:45 p.m., Rm. 4019,
University High School. A. B.
Moehlman, Chairman.
Chemistry 41: Final examina-
tion for all sections, 2-5 p.m. Tues.,
June 10, Rm. 165, Chemistry
Seminar in Engineering Me-
chanics: The Engineering Me-
chanics Department is sponsoring
a series of discussions on the Plas-
ticity of Engineering Materials.
A discussion of this series will
be at 7:30 p.m., Tues., May 20,
Rm. 402, W. Engineering Bldg.
Inorganic - Physical Chemistry
Seminar. Tues., May 20, 4:15 p.m.,
Rm. 303, Chemistry Bldg. Prof.
Harbert C. Brown of Wayne Uni-
versity will speak on "Steric Ef-
fects and Displacement Reac-
Music Literature 32: Class will
meet at the regular time on Tues-
Mr. T. E. Heger
Zoology Seminar: Thurs., May
22, 7:30 p.m., Rackham Amphi-
theatre.Speaker: Mr. Frederick
(Continued on Page 4)

£icl~guu aiMj

At The State .
lic), John Wayne, Gail Russell
THIS IS A WESTERN. That and the fact
that is was made by a studio that has
been making westerns all its life, should suf-
fice to make up any one's mind (depending
on whether or not the particular anyone in
question is fond of westerns). It might be
added, however, that this one is a little
snore expensive, smoother, and has more
originality than any class C singing-cowboy
saga. In this one the rootin'-shootin' hero
falls in love with religion as personified by
Gail Russell. The conclusion is foregone;
the lead-up's not bad.
* * * *
At The Michigan
David Niven, Raymond Massey
and definitely one of the better pictures
of the year. It presents a Mr. Jordan



Whaf are you
looking for?
My gun.


The boys want me to do some
trap-shooting. it's a good
sport - it'll distract me.
- - - -
r C! -.

I've decided to call on your father,
m'boy. There's no earthly reason why
we should resent each other. This is
one world- Either we believe in it
or we don't- Come with me, Barnaby.

I'll disarm him
by my eloquence.
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Fifty-Seventh Year
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