THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WED~NESDAY, I1T 28~, 1947
I G DAY the 1947 Michiganensian is being
deitributed - almost two weeks after
±the regularly scheduled distribution date.
However, the Epsian Staff has functioned
efficiently all during the year and dead-
lines have been met. The yearbook cover
was designed last summer, long before the
semester started. Subscriptions for Senior
pictures and the actual taking of pictures
was handled in September and October.
By December 1, all photography was com-
pleted and page layouts were started. The
completed book was sent to the printer in
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
re written by members of The Daily staff
znd represent the views of the writers only.
four sections, March 1, 15, 29, and April 4.
In meeting those deadlines the staff
completed almost 7,000 hours of student
work on 360 pages and more than 2,200
pictures, Florence Kingsbury, managing
This is one of the few years that the
staff, which also puts out the Student
Directory, has been able to meet its dead-
lines. But this effort was lost in printing
delays that developed. The job, as contract-
ed, was to have been completed May 16.
Now members of the Ensian business staff
express little hope that it will be ready
before final examinations.
Little solace is afforded the student in
the fact that the printer must absorb the
cost of mailing his yearbook to him. He
wants the book - on schedule.
It is to be hoped that in future the Ensian
will contract printers that will be able to
give prompt and efficient service.
-Craig H. Wilson
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'U' Hospital Incident
EDUCATED Americans are the but the better way. The petition (a peti-
oup to lead the nation to new tion was signed by 55 white and Negro em-
ieving our democratic ideals." ployes of the hospital demanding the resig-
ard talk for any commence- nation or apology of the student quoted
ress. After the nth repetition ybove) resembles labor's method of calling
,e come to expect shining ex- a strike. He indicated that he has no use
educational institutions. "In for strikes.
re is social progress . . ." The top officials of the hospital were
often something turns up that asked by the Ann Arbor Council of the Na-
ith in the socially progressive tional Negro Congress to arrange the resig-
education we actually get, as nation or apology demanded in the em-
from the education we talk ployes' petition. Mrs. Dorothy Griffel, pres-
ege commencements. ident of the Congress says that she was told
an incident happened in one by a top official, a doctor (whose name is
rsity of Michigan's environs available as are the names of all the per-
educated men. Because the sons involved), "I hope the Negroes are not
of the most highly contro- like the Jews and think they are persecuted."
-, centering around an alle- This official said a forced apology might
,ist" behaviour, the facts be- lead to antagonism which would make ne-
ted to statements made either cessary the discharge of all the Negro ele-
writers or are otherwise clear- vator operators. The official referred co
above as more directly responsible for em-
d in University Hospital. A ployes said that if the incident was not al-
nt, and part-time hospital em- 'lowed to die, everyone concerned would have
d by the tardy arrival of an el- to be discharged.
be Negro elevator operator, "In Here at University Hospital, one of this
now how to handle your kind." country's leading medical centers, attached
ecipient of a college education to one of our foremost universities, this ugly
his medical degree in 1948), incident occurred. A student has admitted
ated the Negro woman, using to having insulted a hospital employe. And
,er." He has denied that he when the employe asked the authorities to
fanity to her, but says he did assure some redress, their attitude was:
in her presence. Keep your place or we'll fire the lot of you.
ity Hospital officials who have , It can be said that this incident is in-
ed in this incident are also significant, that it is only one of a thousand.
ed men. The official respon- But if it must go uncensured here in an
employment of the hospital educational institution expected to provide
s two college degrees. His re- nationwide leadership, what are we to think
incident as told to one of the of, "In education,'there is social progress"?
groes should pass off such in- -Malcolm T. Wright
mile. That is the harder way, a -Milt Freudenheim
EVERY COLUMNIST reaches this mile-
stone sooner or later, so it should oces-
sion no surprise that this is the last Scratch
Pad by its present writer.
Last-columns usually try to be world-
beaters, to sum everything up in a stick of
type. The writer waves goodbye with tear-
ful eloquence and rides out on a blast of
My graduation day being almost here,
I've been reading of late a little book called
"Was College Worth While?" by John R
Tunis. Written in 1936, it is a survey and
evaluation of Mr. Tunis' own class ('11) at
What Mr. Tunis did was to draw some
conclusions from the Twenty-fifth Anni-
versary Report of his class - a factual ac-
count of the achievements and reflections
of its 541 members.
Some of Mr. Tunis' conclusions follow:
"We have perhaps no right to ask super-
men of education or the colleges, but there
are some things we have a right to demand.
One is that at least we college graduates
shall prove ourselves worthy of the advan-
tages given us twenty-five years ago - that
we achieve something more than those who
did not share our advantages, that from
this group shall come the leaders of the
country, or at least a share of them. There
are plenty of individuals all over the United
States who have made courageous fights,
who have done many 'intelligent, fine, brave
things,' who never saw the inside of a col-
lege. Remember, we are a small segment
of a generation, we are 5 per cent of the
total population, and those discussed in this
book are about one-tenth of 1 per cent of
that five per cent. We had a higher edu-
cation. From that segment should come the
pioneers of American thought, leaders in
every phase of our culture. Is it too much
to say that we have failed to produce these
men? Or do you see them as you read these
pages? I don't .
"That lamp of learning, tended by the
ancient Greeks, blown white and high in the
medieval universities and handed down to
us in a direct line through Paris, Oxford,
and Cambridge, has at last produced a group
of men whose chief ambitions, if their rec-
ord tells the truth, are to vote the Republi-
can ticket, to keep out of the breadline, and
to break 100 at golf. Enviable ambitions?
Yes, but does one need to go to college to
have such aspirations?"
THUS DID MR. TUNIS sum up the record
of his class 25 years after graduation day.
Either you accept his conclusions or you
pass them off with your own conclusion
that "1911 was a bad year for Harvard."
But as one who has spent four years on
a college campus and has listened to educa-
tors say that "education must do this" and
"education must do that," I'm wondering
just what is supposed to happen to one who
goes to college. Unquestionably, college is
worth while for many people. As Mr. Tunis
"For the doctors, the educators, for the
few of us in research, in science, in archi-
tecture. But was a college education ne-
cessary to become a trustee, to sell stocks,
bonds, insurance, or real estate, to be an
investment counsel or an interior decoraor?
Wouldn't those men have been better off
had they never spent four years and thous-
ands of dollars in an education at Harvard?
Was it worth while for the majority"
Perhaps Mr. Tunis makes the common er-
ror of seeing in education a sore of "salva-
tion." This notion was debunked years ago.
Writing in 1897, the French social scientist
Emile Durkheim said in part:
"Education imitates society and repro-
duces it in an abridged form, but it does not
create it. Education is healthy when the na-
tion itself is healthy. But not having the
power of self-modification, it become cor-
rupted when the nation decays."
When I was still in high school, I used to
hear "college" mentioned in the same breath
with "ivory tower." But whoever said col-
leges weren't lifelike was either deluding
himself or was trying to pull somebody's
leg. No doubt every member of the Class
of 1947 has seen here the usual hates and
prejudices, the concessions to pettiness and
denials of ethics that characterize the out-
side world. Because we spend four years
in a small society that is actually not much
different from the larger society from which
we came, how can we expect to emerge as
something strikingly different on gradua-
Mr. Tunis found that his fellow class-
mates made no notable progress, either cul-
turally or financially, by reason of having
been to college. Perhaps in 1972 one of my
fellow classmates will do a similar study of
the U. of M. Class of 1947. What he will
find and what he will hope to find are any-
Coot. 1447 by Unted Feature Syndcate, tIt 5-7
"Grow, damn you-GROW!"
1DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
17) RATHER BE RIGHT:
J3etteri to the ditor
By SAMUEL GRAFTON
E daughters of the American Revolu-
tion have come out against increased im-
migration, which they do every year as auto-
mnatically as a householder puts the cat out
out every night. But I don't quite under-
stand how the D.A.R. can be so terribly
sure that the policy of free immigration,
which made America strong and great, is a
wrong policy. It is like rejecting the tenets
of our youth, and casting away the vitamins
we grew up on.
We do more and more of this business of
delparting from the principles that made us
what we are, and calling that departure
Pm ricanism. You cannot defend the cur-
rent virtual ban on immigration as soundly
traditional, because it isn't. The tradition
runs exactly the other way.
I am not at all sure that we don't need
the arrival of some ten to twenty millions
of immigrants in the next few years to
solve some of our problems. At least I
can turn to the history books for justifi-
vatimn, and say that is the way we used to
4i It. and that it worked,. The funny thing
is thAt the policy of bazming immigration
;. -r'tually quite radical, as a departure
r o American custom. The closed door
i-i'' American: it's a European idea.
LBu a speaker before the D.A.R. last
wek said that every foreigner who comes
here competes with some American for a
job, a house, a car and a suit of clothes.
If this be true, there must have been an
amazing lot of jobs, houses, cars and suits
of clothes in the original Jamestown and
Plymouth settlements, to have lasted so well
up to the present day. One wonders where
we would be now, if we had adopted this
line of reasoning a hundred years ago.)
I am perturbed about the seemingly casu-
,l way in which we give up tried and tested
doctrines for their exact opposites. It is as
if we vere becoming convinced that the
only way to preserve our national character
in this tangled world is to step out of char-
To close our doors against the stranger
is to behave like some fearful European
duehy. It may give us a momentary ill-
usion of cuddling safety, but it means
giving up precisely those qualities of fear-
lessness, broad national hospitality, and
scrambling growth which have made us so
entrancing an actor on the world's stage.
And it goes with so much else that is
and narrow, as he is. In the eerie world-
wide battle now going on, we are giving up
our best asset, the one that has most excited
the planet, the fact that we have never been
afraid of people, their presence, their work,
and their thoughts.
What gets me, as I say, is the casual-
ness with which we make these decisions.
Having grown great by throwing open our
dors, and by letting people thing as they
please, we now propose to keep our great-
ness by closing those doors, and having a
House Committee perpetually peering in-
side the great American skull. How does
one justify doing the exact opposite of
what has always worked? We are water-
ing down the very qualities on which we
can't be matched.
It seems to me that the only way to be
safe is to be ourselves. We have won all
our previous fights, but we have won them
standing on our feet, not on our heads.
(Copyright 1947, New York Post Corporation
THEHEART of the Truman Doctrine is
the will to make it work.
This will we shall acquire only --in my
judgment. - if we consider preventing com-
mnunist aggression as essential to our sur-
vival as a free people. If we reason that
while it might be "nice" to stop armed ag-
gression, this can still be permitted in re-
mote regions without endangering the
United States, we shall act half-heartedly
and pull out at the first failure. If we
make up our minds - like ex-Ambassador
Joe Kennedy - that communism can be
spread widely without endangering our in-
stitutions, we may act as nonchalantly as we
originally did toward Hitler.
We shall acquire the will to make the Tru-
man Doctrine work only if we recognize the
present world situation is just as dangerous
as when we faced the Axis during the war.
-Edgar Ansel Mowrer
(Copyright 1947, Press Alliance, Inc.)
PLAIN AMERICANS have had little ex-
perience in dealing at first hand with
authentic Kings and Queens in whose veins
there is alleged to flow bona fide blueblood.
Of course we know what to do with our own
royal annuals - our Cotton Kings and Ap-
ple Blossom. Queens, our R.O.T.C. Queens,
and Queen Zeta Sigma, to say nothing of
our Queens who are peaches and peaches
who are Queens, with Queen Honolulu,
whose name is Ruth Blossom Keonaonaona-
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Final Examination Schedule: Fri.,
June 6, 2 p.m.
English I: Bingley, 18 A H;
Burd, 102 Ec; Calver, 4208 A H;
Coit, 216 H H; Crocket, 1053 N S;
Kelly, 2116 N S; Madden, 4003
A H; McClennen, 3011 A H; Nor-
ton, 4203 A H; Otto, 2 Ec; Phil-
lips, 4003 A H; Stacy, 201 U H;
Stevenson, 203 U H; Taggart, 3231
English 2: Amend, 2003 A H;
Boys 1035 A H; Bradshaw, 2225
A H; Clark, 2003 A H; Comstock,
205 M H; J. Culbert, 205 M H; T.
Culbert, 6 A H; Cummins, 2054
N S; Dewey. 225 A H; Edwards,
205 M H; R. E. Engel, 103 Ec.; Ev-
erett, 2082 N S; Hawkins, 2219
A H; Hirsh, 229 A H; Howard,
203 Ec.; Jones, 209 A H; Karsten,
3017 A.H; Kert, E. Haven; LaDue,
2082 N S; Markland, 1007 A H;
McKean, 2203 A H.
Merriman. 1018 A H; Moon,
2235 A H; Muehl, 2235 A H; Per-
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-
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300 words are shortened, printed or
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To the Editor:
THE FORESTERS' CLUB voted
unanimously to protest the
handling of the Union Vice-Presi-
dent election and to contest the
validity of that election for the
1. A candidate's name was with-
held from the ballot without sat-
2. One of the candidates was
entrusted with the duty of check-
ing the validity of the nominating
3. The election itself was not
held according to the Union con-
4. It is alleged that a candidate
In view of these facts and the
admitted inefficiency in the man-
ner in which the election was held,
we submit that another election
is in order.
THE FORESTERS' CLUB
-M. C. Miskovsky, President
To the Editor:
IN TUESDAY'S DAILY, C. N.
Ballentine wrote what is sup-
posed to appear as his "side" to
the reported incident in which he
insultednot only a Negro opera-
tor but the whole Negro people as
well. He has admitted referring
to Negroes as "niggers" and to
having stated that "In Georgia
they know how to handle your
kind." It might be asked of
Charles Ballentine: did the news
article in the Daily make you "ap-
pear to be a second Bilbo," or was
ti perhaps your very own utter -
ances which gave this appearance?
And although Ballentine claims
that there were no witnesses, two
persons witnessed that he used
profanity and other vulgar lan-
guage as previously reported. No
one, however, attests to having
heard "obscene" or profane lan-
guage from Mrs. Murray.
If a personnel director, P. J.
Olin, has informed Ballentine that
there were previous complaints
about the service rendered by Mrs.
Murray, this is very strange in
view of the fact that Mr. Olin has
stated to at least two other per-
sons that he has no complaint
against this operator. Further-
more, all the operators, including
Mrs. Murray were complimented
by the elevator supervisor for the
efficient service they have rend-
As to Ballentine's reference to
"various N e g r o organizations
called in to "defend" these help-
kins, 2231 A H; Plumer, D-AMH;
Randall, C-Haven; Rich B.-
Haven; Riepe, 1020 A H; Rock,
B-Haven; Savage, 1035 A H; J.
Shedd. C-Haven; R. Shedd, 35
A H; Sparrow, D-AMH; Stan-
lis, 35 A H; Swarthout, 3209 A H;
Thornbury, E-Haven; Waggen-
er, 2013 AH; C. Weaver, B-Hav-
en; Wells, B-Haven; Wright, 2014
A H; Wolfson, 35 A H; Wunsch,
206 U H.
English 108 final examination:
Political Science 1, final exami-
nation: Tues., June 3, 2-5 p.m.
Lane's and Hutchinson's sections,
Rm. 231 AH; Steuerwald's, Bell-
sey's and Stason's sections, W.
Political Science 2, Final exami-
nation: Tues., June 3, 2-5 p.m.
Kallenbach's, Heady's and Bean-
ey's sections, Rm. B, Haven Hall;
Walter's, Tableman's and Wald-
by's sections, Auditorium, Natural
Science Bldg.; Norton's and Hus-
ton's sections, 2003 AH, Lederle's,
MacLeod's and Eldersveld's sec-
tions, Rm. C, Haven Hall.
History 12, Lecture Section II:
Final examination on Wed., June
4, 2-5 p.m. Leslie's and Slosson's
sections will meet in Rm. C, Haven
Hall; all others in Waterman
Doctoral Examination for Don
Hayne, Zoology; thesis: "Varia-
tion of the Oldfield Mouse (Pero-
myscus polionotus) In Parts of
Northern Florida and Southern
Alabama, With a Discussion of
the Reliability of Laboratory-bred
Stocks as Samples of Wild Popula-
tions," Wed., May 28, 2 p.m., Rm.
3091, Naturday Science Bldg.
Chairman, L. R. Dice.
Doctoral Examination for Har-
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less women" and his statement
that they are 'more concrned
in inflaming tile Negro employes,"
we'd like to ask: Where did he
get that idea from? When hood-
lums in South Carolina were tried
for lynching a Negro, the objec-
tions to murdering a man
was just an attempt from the
North "to inflame," the hoodlums
Ballentine states that he has no
intention of apologizing or resign-
ing. He may not apologize, but
his resignation is a matter up to
the hospital authorities. Their ac-
tion would not "inflame" the Ne-
gro people, we are .sure, but it
certainly would help them feel
that democracy is not a dead sym-
bol in America. But we know
there still are fair-minded people,
white and black, and they will
continue to ask for action.
-The Executive Board
Ann Arbor Council
of the National Negro Congress
-Theodore Christopher, Secretary
--Orva Allen, Secretary
* * *
To the Editor:
WHAT w o u 1 d Moliere have
thought of the representation
of his life presented at the Men-
delssohn Theatre this past wek-
ezld? Moliere wrote a play called
'The Misanthrope" about a con-
scientious young man sickened by
the duplicity of the world but in
love with a flighty and charming
-adns atl uo paAJu tfl oqm ana
ficiality about her. "In spite of
Heaven" would have us believe
that M o1 i e r e repudiated this
theme in actual life, that he con-
doned the aberrations of the co-
quette and denounced his awn
The play had some amusing
sophistries all converging toward
the accepted happy ending like
a soap commercial, but to dilly
with its inconsequential theme it
neglected the really arresting fea-
tures of Moliere's life which would
have made an exciting and worth-
while drama. Consider his unend-
ing defense of the unfettered spir-
it. He had the audacity to present
"Tartuffe" before the monarch
himself. Because of this honest
and wonderful play, Moliere was
forbidden the burial rites by the
Church and had to be buried in
secret by his friends. I thought
that near the end of "In Spite of
Heaven" the author was working
up to having Moliere stricken with
a fatal heart attack while playing
"The Imaginary' Invalid," but I
soon saw that even this episode
was to pass unnoticed. Perhaps
my education has been neglected,
but I failed to perceive much
rhyme or reason to "In Spite of
Heaven." Will someone kindly ex-
plain it to me?
-Richard A. McGregor
To the Editor:
WHY is it that the AYD is al-
lowed to use the Michigan
Union for business meetings even
though the University has with-
drawn recognition from their or-
ganization? I would like to see
this ulcer removed completely
from the Michigan campus and in
my opinion not half as much has
been done in that direction as
should be done.
-Simpson P. Holland, Jr.
EDITOR'S NOTIC: The announce-
inent of a meeting of the American
Youth for Democratic Action which
appeared in The Daily Sunday was
captioned AYD through a typograph-
ical error. This organization is know
as ADA. The Union has booked no
meetings of MYDA since that organ-
ization was banned from campus by
order of President Ruthven, rnk-
fin Kuenzel, Union business manager
told The Daily yesterday.
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