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Supreme Court Action

IN "THE SUMMING UP," Somerset Maug-
ham reminded judges that despite their
high position they are, after all, only human
beings like the rest of us. He prescribed a
rather homely remedy for those judges who
sometimes forget this. The Supreme Court
has not forgotten. In a six to three de-
cision Monday, the Court held that press
criticism of judges does not constitute con-
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

tempt of court. Justice Douglas, who wrote
the majority opinion, held that the law of
contempt "was not made for the protection
of judges who may be sensitive to the winds
of public opinion. Judges are supposed to
be men of fortitude, able to thrive in a har-
dy climate."
In a concurring opinion, Justice Murphy
held that "any summary suppression of un-
just criticism carries with it an ominous
threat of summary suppression of all criti-
cism." This amounts to an axiom, but it
is an axiom that, in these days of growing
reaction and a tendency to rationalize about
the First Amendment to the Constitution,
can bear repeating in high places.
-Arthur Higbee

Undemocratic Taxation

IN PASSING a cigarette tax the State
Legislature has violated a cardinal prin-
ciple of democratic taxation.
Michigan is now further committed to the
inequitable system of blanket taxation. Low
income groups already carrying the major
share of the tax burden in the form of the
sales-tax now have added to their burden
the cost of the Veterans Bonus. One has
only to realize that cigarettes are not con-
fined to the use of the wealthy. The factory
worker smokes as heavily as the high-priced
executive. But both will pay the same ta*.
despite the inequality of their incomes. Ob-
viously, the income of the factory worker
will suffer more from loss in purchasing
Sound taxation plans, however, have al-

ways recognized the ability to pay principle.
The 20% across the board cut in individual
income taxes was scrapped because of the
disproportionate relief it offered to the up-
per income brackets. It becomes difficult,
then, to justify a tax of this nature.
Admittedly, the task of finding adequate
revenue to carry on necessary state func-
tions for the coming fiscal year is a com-
plex one, but surely other possibilities were
open to the legislators. A tax on payrolls, a
graduated income tax or some form of a
property tax might well have been substitut-
It is to be hoped that in future consider-
ations the State Legislature recognizes the
needs of the low income groups as well as
budget requirements.
-Jacob Hurwitz

In effective Liberals

JOHN FISCHER, author of the recent pub-
lication "Why They Behave Like Rus-
sians," wrote an interesting article in Har-
pers magazine for May, 1947, entitled "The
Lost Liberals."
In it he speculated on the currently poor
philosophical condition of the progressive
movement. According to him, the field is
open for any qualified persons who wish to
take the reigns in desiging a broad policy
of progress, to which the capitalist economy
can adhere and which will be accepted by
society at large.
But he expresses his doubts $hat the
seeds of the new policy will arik either
from the union halls or from the centers
of the so-called Left Wing Intellectuals.
The following is a quotation from his
sketch on this latter group:
"Nor Is there much hope that a treasury
of really valuable ideas will be minted by the
so-called Left Wing Intellectuals. These
characters make up the gaudiest and most
publicized wing of the liberal camp--a sort
of Zouave regiment of radicalism. They
sometimes describe themselves, over the
canapes, as the Vanguard. Their group in-
cludes Vassar girls who got bored with the
Junior League; contributors to obscure neo-
Marxian quarterlies; a certain number of
middle-aged authors with quaint old farm-
steads in Connecticut; and a lot of thos'e
Broadway and Hollywood types who formed
the old Independent Citizens Committee of
the Arts, Sciences, and Professions, and who
have now marched into the newly-organized
Progressive Citizens of America. Frequent-
ly their only political equipment consists
of plump checkbooks, uneasy consciences,
and a throbbing frustration with their jobs

in the movies, radio, college classrooms, and
"As propagandists these people are, of
course, highly skilled; and they are always
ready to raise a tidy sum for The Cause-
almost any Cause . . . Their manifestoes,
however, never seem to have much relation-
ship to the main current of American polit-
ical thought. Many of them, indeed, are
afflicted with a special kind of emotional
flabbiness which makes them suckers for
any fast-talking Communist; and as a re-
sult their names decorate the letterheads
of countless party-line organizations. For
that reason they generally prove more of
'An embarrasssment than a help to the liber-
al movement."
Now, we hate to contribute to the stero-
typing of any group. The name "Left Wing
Intellectuals" is too sweeping a term to be
very valid in designating any segment of
liberal thought. By the very token that
the liberal intellectuals cannot agree on any
long range curative policy we know that
there is not enough unity there for the
term group to be applied.
But we think that the above is an in-
teresting sketch of these people in that it
hits at the very weaknesses which make
their liberal activities invalid. Surely we
think that a valuable contribution can
come from these centers, but it will not
come until a great degree of that "flab-
biness," that willingness to contribute to
any "progressive" cause, and that imprac-
tical idealism are rooted out.
What they need more than anything else
is to come out from behind the defense of
theory, and to hazard a few practicable
ideas. Then their intellectuality and their
liberalism will pay off.
-John F. Nehman Jr.

Poached Eggs
WASHINGTON, May 20-Public discussion
of tax and budgetary problems has be-
come so thoroughly phony that the observer
wonders whether the self-delusion is not
intentional. Certainly the continuing
pledges of reduced overall spending and
lower taxation are pretty hard to explain,
except as symptoms of galloping political
escape neurosis. Individuals do no great
harm, and probably achieve a certain dumb
contentment, by fancying that they are
poached eggs. But this is a dangerous form
of self indulgence for the political leaders
of the most powerful nation in the world.
The whole situation, at home and abroad,
obviously belies the "back to normalcy"
psychology. Take, for example, the field
of research and development. The econ-
omies already effected in the armed serv-
ices make research in the new weapons
more than ever the core of the national de-
fense. Guided missiles and supersonic air-
craft are, in turn, the most important of
the new weapons, since these alone are cap-
able of delivering atomic, biological or chem-
ical warheads in potentially hostile terri-
tory. More drivel has recently been talked
about "pushbutton" war than any other
single subject. It is not possible today. It
will be possible within ten years-but only
if the nation invests the time, the man-
power and the money to solve the gigantic
problems involved in intercontinental fight-
Every competent authority agrees that
these problems cannot possibly be solved
without the construction of large scale sup-
ersonic wind tunnels, in which both missiles
and aircraft may be tested under controlled
conditions. The capital investment will be
in the neighborhood of $1 billion, made over
three to five years. The permanent an-
nual maintenance charge will be computed
in hundreds of millions.
Th estimates for these costly installa-
tions were not included in the original
budget because the staggering expense of
the first Army-Navy-NACA plan was be-
ing carefully pared down. The paring
process is now almost finished. Will the
administration seek and the Congress pro-
vide the necessary funds to get on with
the job? Or are we to let our national
defense become wholly antiquated, in order
to continue our nice game of "let's pre-
tend it's 1920?" All intelligence sources
report the grim, intensive efforts of the
Soviet Union and other nations in pre-
cisely this field of research. The single
item of meeting this foreign competition
is enough to make sheer nonsense of all
the economy and tax reduction talk. Yet
the choice is between laying the money on
the line or accepting a sort of delayed na-
tional suicide.
Again, previous reports in this space have
pointed out the mathematical certainty of
a world-wide monetary crisis of the utmost
severity within the next twelve month. If
no counter-measures are taken, the deter-
iorative effects of the crisis will render
valueless almost everything that this coun-
try has done and is doing to promote stabil-
ity abroad, including the Greek-Turkish
aid program. The administration hopes to
put off large scale action until next session.
Then, as is now frankly admitted, a pro-
gram involving appropriations of several
billions and an authorization perhaps as
high as $20 billions will inevitable have to
be presented.
There are also locally critical situations
such as those in Italy and Korea. These
too demand heavy expenditures-$500
millions are required for Korea alone.
And here again, the choice is unpleasing.
We can lay the money on the line or we
let the world go to hell in a hack, carry-

ing the United States along with it, for
the curious purpose of pleasing Repre-
sentative John Taber.
Finally, further expenditures not in the
official budget are needed to finance such
vital domestic programs as the education
and housing bills of Senator Robert A. Taft
of Ohio. Add it all up. It at once becomes
obvious that the Tabers, the Knutsons and
the other members of their school of thought
are just about as much in touch with the
facts of life as the man who thinks he is
a poached egg.
To be sure, certain of the expenditures
listed above may be deferred without grave
risk until 1948. Small funds, to meet emerg-
encies and to make beginnings, will cover
the immediate requirements. But it is just
as certain as death and taxes that the vast
appropriations listed will have to be made in
1948-unless, of course, the alternative of
national disaster is to be preferred. With
this fact plain, economy is the ordinary ex-
penditures of the government is obviously
desirable. But what. for example, of tax
reduction, which will reduce the Federal
revenue at the very moment when greati
additional burdens upon it are plainly in
sight? It is time, and past time, for a meas-
ure of practical common sense and simple
common honesty to be used in discussion of
these vital issues.
(Copyright 1947, New York Herald Tribune)

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"Let's talk honest

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about politics, mister. You can afford it, an' I got
nothin' to lose by it."



(Continued from Page 2)
son Hall. Office Hours: 9-12, 2-4.
Accounting Juniors: Sportserv-
ice, Inc. of Buffalo, N. Y., operat-
ing from coast to coast, is inter-
ested in procuring several account-
ing students for summer work. For
further information, see Mr. Jones
at the Bureau.
Juniors in Electrical & Mechanic
Engineering: Mr. Strong of Gen-
eral Foods in Battle Creek will in-
terview at the Bureau on Friday,
May 23, starting at 10 a.m. Call
371 for appointment.
The Federal Bureau of Investi-
gation will be at the Bureau on
Thursday and Friday. May 22 and
23, in addition to Tuesday and
Wednesday, May 20 and 21, as
previously scheduled. Positions
for Stenographers will be located
in the following cities: Albany,
El Paso, Mobile, New York City,
Newark, St. Louis, Los Angeles,
Atlanta, and Washington, D. C.
Herpolsheimer's Department
Store, Grand Rapids: A represen-
tative will be in our office on
Thurs., May 22, to interview sen-
iors interested in department store
work. Call 371 for appointments.
A representative from Life Mag-
azine in Detroit will be in the of-
fice on Monday, May 26, to inter-
view men interested in temporary
advertising positions.
Mr. Yokum of Hall Brothers
Company in Detroit will be in the
office on Tuesday, May 27, to in-
terview men interested in sales
A representative from The
Commonwealth & Southern Com-
pany , in Jackson will interview
electrical and mechanical engi-
neers (chiefly those with experi-
ence), in our office on Friday, May
Mr. Dunkel of Whitehead &
Kale in Detroit will be in our of-
fice on Thursday, May 22, to inter-
view civil engineers for structural
drafting. Call 371 for appoint-
Detroit Civil Service announces
examination for Superintendent
of Hospital Nurses; Technical Aid
(Specialities); Smoke Inspector;
Fuel Purchases Agent; Associate,
Assistant, and Junior Architec-
tural Engineers; Assistant, Sen-
ior Assistant, and Junior Civil En-
gineers; Assistant and Junior
Electrical Engineers;Assistant,
Senior Assistant, and Junior Me-
chanical Engineers; Senior Assist-
ant, and Senior Associate Mechan-
ical Engineers (Combustion); As-
sistant, Senior Assistant, and Jun-
ior Structural Engineers; Senior
Library Assistant Grade I (Arts
Reference). For further informa-
tion, see Mr. Jones at the Bureau,
University Community Center:
1045 Midway Boulevard,
Willow Run Village.
Thurs., May 22, 8 p.m, Tl'e 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.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Vic-
tor Brown M6nnett, Geology; the-
sis: "TheMarshall Formation of
Michigan," Thurs., May 22, 3 p.m.,'
Rm. 4065, Natural Science Bldg.
Chairman, K. K. Landes.
English 71, section 2 will not
meet on Thursday, May 22. Con-
ferences scheduled for this week
will be postponed.
G. D. Helm

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Symphony No. 7 in A Major will
conclude the concert.
The general public is invited.
Student Recital: Edwin C.
Kruth, student of clarinet under
William Stubbins, will play a pro-
gram in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of
Master of Music in Music Educa-
tion, at 8:30 p.m., Thurs., May 22,
Rackham Assembly Hall. He will
be assisted by Beatrice Gaal,
pianist, and Nelson Hauenstein,
flutist. The general public is in-
Student Recital: Howard Hat-
ton, baritone, will present a recital
at 8:30 p.m., Fri., May 23, Rack-
ham Assembly Hall, in lieu of a
thesis as partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of
Master of Music in Music Litera-
ture. Mr. Hatton is a pupil of Ar-
thur Hackett. Program: Composi-
tions by Handel, Brahms and
Faure. Open to the public.
Student Recital: Mary Alice
Duncan, student of flute under
Hale Phares, will present a recital
in partial fulfillment of the re-
quirements for the degree of Mas-
ter of Music in Music Education at
8:30 p.m., Sat., May 24, Rackham
Assembly Hall. She will be assist-
ed by Dorothy Johnson Heger,
Pianist, E~yrl Bates, clarinftist,
and William Weichlein, bassoon-
ist, in a program of compositions
by Loeillet, Griffes, Demersseman,
Haydn, Ibert and Kuhlau. The
public is cordially invited.
Exhibit of floral forms photo-
graphed by Dr. Edwin B. Mains,
Director of the University Her-
barium, May 16-30, Architecture
Events Today
University Radio Program:
5:45 p.m., WPAG, World Mas-
Michigan Chapter AAUP will
hold itsannual meeting in the
lunchroom of the Faculty Club.
Join cafeteria line at 6:1. Busi-
ness meeting and "Report on Ger-
many," by James K. Pollock.
The Ordnance Department of
ROTC will present Professor J. A.
Bolt of the University of
Michigan, Rm. 303, W. Engineer-
ing Annex at 7:30 p.m. The sub-
ject: "Basic Theory of Carbure-
tion and Problems in Mass Pro-
duction of Carburetors." Mr. Bolt
was in charge of Aircraft Carbure-
tor Research at Bendix Aircraft
during- the war. Open meeting.
Women's Glee Club Final prac-
tice of the year, 4 p.m., ABC Room,
Michigan League. It is imperative
that every member attend.
Sigma Gamma Epsilon: Dr. W.
H. Hobbs of the geology depart-
ment will speak on "The Champ-
ion Explorer of Fiction," at 4 p.m.
Rm. 2054, Natural Science Bldg.
All interested persons are invited.
Kappa Kappa Psi Business meet-
ing, 6:30 p.m., Rm. 316, Michigan
Union. Special Glee Club re-
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity,
Epsilon Chapter, 7 p.m., Michigan
Quarterdeck: Initiation ban-
quet, 6:30 p.m. at the Red Coach

Sociedad Hispanica invites all
members to a reception, in honor
of the cast of "Los Intereses Cre-
ados," 7:30 p.m., International,
Center. Officers for coming year
will be introduced and winners of
the three scholarships to the Uni-
versity of Mexico will be an-
nounced. Program and refresh-
ments. Final meeting of year.
La P'tite Causetts: 3:30 p.m.,
Grill Room, Michigan League.
Le Malade Imaginaire: Mem-
bers of the cast, please call at once
for the picture of the play, in Rm.
112, Romance Language Depart-
Coning Events
Library Science Alumni Associa-
tion, Annual Reunion. Luncheon,
12:15 p.m., Sat., May 24, Michigan
Union. Meeting, with address by
Dr. William Warner Bishop, Libra-
rian Emeritus, 2:30 p.m., Rack-
ham Amphitheatre. Lecture is open
to public.
American Chemical Society. U.
of M. Section: Fri., May 23, 4:15
p.m., Rm. 151, Chemistry Bldg. Dr.
Peter Debye of Cornell University
will speak on "Molecular Weight
Determination by Light Scatter-
ing." The public is invited.

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Annual golf tournament for
favulty members will be held Sat-
urday afternoon, May 24, starting
at 2:15,-University Golf Course.
Individuals who would like to play
and have not yet signed up should
call the Intramural Sports De-
partment, 8109. Groups of two,
three, or four may play together.
The name of the winner will be in-
scribed on the golf trophy in the
University Club.
Geology and Mineralogy Jour-
nal Club: 12 noon. Fri., May 23.
Rm. 3055, Natural Science Bldg.
Dean Emeritus H. Kraus will speak
on "The University of Michigan
and the early development of the
Geological and Mineralogical So-
cieties of America."
Graduate Outing Club: Canoe-
ing, Sun., May 25, meet at 2:30
p.m., Northwest entrance. Rack-
ham Bldg. Supper outdoors if
weather permits. Sign up before
noon on Saturday at the check
desk in the Rackham Bldg.
Le Cercle Francais: Last meet-
ing of the semester, Mon., May 26,
8 p.m., Terrace Room, Michigan
Union. Guests of honor: the cast
and the musicians of "Le Malade
Imaginaire" and all. those who
helped in the play. Refreshments.
"Four Hearts," Russian film
comedy, English subtitles will be
presented at 8 p.m., Sat., Hill Au-
ditorium. Auspices of Russky
Kruzhok, Russian Circle.

72 will not meet on
May 22.

e All This in Otte World

Things Could Be Worse
University is a mighty strict school so-
cially ought to have a look at the rules of
another college we've heard about.
At this college, women students recently
received letters, asking them to please be
more careful about "the excessive show of
affection among our students." The letter
reminds the ladies that "it is as natural to
want affection as it is to want to cry. Yet
we exercise discrimination as to where we
shed our tears. Why can't we do the same
with our affections?"
A friend of ours, who was stationed at
this particular college while in the Navy,
reports that until the Navy got there, no
social dancing had ever been permitted. Our
friend also tells us that the Navy succeeded
in getting the women permission to smoke,
but only in private. And Navy men who
took out these refined ladies had to retire
to masculine company when they wished to
Another rule at this institution is that
the students, both male and female, may not
attend any functions off campus, including
a trip to the town's movie.
What's that about Michigan's regulations.
Low Blow
campus received a blow below the belt
from one of their brothers vesterday.

The family has occupied the suite since
December because there was no where else.
In the suite the relief family receives
maid-service, a monthly food allowance of
about $280 and monthly clothing and laun-
dry allowances.
In addition, the family is given extra
money to defray clothing costs, carfare, and
incidental expenses.
. * * * . *
Inflation Note
INFLATIONARY TIMES are really with us.
This time the story concerns a $55,000 a
year corporation executive who lists among
his financial woes the fact that the new
furs his wife greatly needed had to be pur-
chased on sale because normal prices were
so high. The executive complained that
by not having the furs until the post-sea-
son sale, she had to attend many social func-
tions during the Air season clad in her
"worn-out" sables.
We're afraid that our coinent tends to-
ward "that's tough."
THE DULL STUPOR in which we are all
looking at each other while what we
laughingly call our housing program bogs
down is one of the most repulsive public
spectacles in five years, maybe ten years.
There are reported to be some 2,500 new,
unsold houses in the New York City area,
alone, but many of these are so expensive
that prospective customers burst out crying

G. D. Helm
Chemistry 234, Summer Session.
Students who intend to elect
Physicol-chemical Methods of
Analysis during the Summer Ses-
sion are reminded that the total
enrollment is limited and that the
permission of the instructor is
required. Prospective students
should leave their name with Mr.
Dean, 328 Chem. Bldg. The list of
approved enrollees will be posted
during registration week; prece-
dence being given to doctoral can-
didates first, then to other gradu-
Mathematics Seminar on Rela-
tivity: 3 p.m., Thurs., May 22, 3001
Angell Hall. Mr. Ward C. San-
gren will continue his discussion
of E. A. Milne's cosmological theo-
Zoology Seminar: Thurs., May
122, 7:30 p.m., Rackham Amphi-
theatre. Speaker: Mr. Frederick
S. Barkalow, "A Game Inventory
of Alabama" and Mr. Harry Wil-
cox, "The Adaptive Modification
in the Pelvic Musculature of the
Loon (Gavia immer) ."
Directed Teaching, Qualifying
Examination: All students expect-
ing to do directed teaching in the
fall are required to passa quali-
fying examination in the sub-
ject in which they expect to teach.
This examination will be held on
Sat., May 24, 8:30 a.m. Students
will meet in the auditorium of the
University High School. The ex-
amination will consume about four
hours' time; promptness is there-
fore essential.
Carillon Recital by Percival
Price, University Carillonneur, at
7:15 p.m., Thurs., May 22. His all-
Mozart program will include selec-
tions from Le Nozze de Figaro, Don
Giovanni, and Die Zauberflote.
University Symphony Orchestra,
Wayne Dunlap, Conductor, will be
heard in its final concert during
this semester at 8:30 p.m., Tues.,
May 27, Hill Auditorium. The
program will open with Mozart's
Serenade for Woodwinds and
Horns, B-flat Major, followed by
Sibelius' Violin Concerto ipi D
Minor, in which Emil Raab will
appear as soloist. Beethoven's


-Jack Go

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 leitersrare those of the
writers ontly. Letters of more than
300 words are shortened, printed or
omitted at the discretion of the edi-
torial director.
'Briesige Repor't'
To the Editor:
T IS my considered opinion that
the the coverage given the
"Brieske Report" on Jim-Crow on
U. of M. athletic teams, althoigh
good on your sports page, is en-
tirely inadequate for the import-
ance of this matter to the whole
student body. I am not alone in
my opinion that the report which
the Student Legislature has ac-
cepted should be printed in full in
The Daily and discussed more
widely by student organizations,
individuals, The Daily itself, etc.
Mr. Parsons' articles covering this
matter on the sports page were
good, but this business of Jim-
Crowing fellow students in base-
ball, tennis and basketball is too
serious to be buried and forgot-
ten with the issuance of the re-
port and a couple of articles on
the sports page which not all stu-
dents read.
I am confident that if The Daily
prints the report in full, organiza-
tions and individuals have more
of an opportunity to discuss the
matter that U. of M. students will
show the way in the Big Nine to
breaking down the "gentlemen's
agreement" which excludes fellow
students from playing at least
three major sports.


mir4igau Oath'
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Fifty-Seventh Year
Edited and managed by students of
the University of Michigan under the
authority of the Board in Control of
Student Publications.
Editorial Staff
Paul Harsha ......... Managing Editor
Clayton Dickey ...........City Editor
Milton Freudenheim..Editoriai Director
Mary Brush .......... Associate Editor
Ann Kutr,........... Associate Editor
Clyde Recht .......... Associate Editor
Jack Martin...........Sports Editor
Archie Parsons..Associate Sports Editor
Joan Wilk.......... .Women's Editor
Lois Kelso .. Associate Women's Editor
Joan De Carvajal...Research Assistant
Associated Collegiate Press


Business Staff
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