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To The Editor:
I have endured your music critics for two
years-I have remained silent when they have
unjustly criticized fine artists and offered a
sophisticated sneer at almost everything. I
know, I know. They have a right to their opinion
as to what is and is not fine music, but this
time I really must object vehemently. Please,
the least you can, do, Mr. Levine, is to give
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein credit
for "Soliloquy." Gershwin isn't the only song
writer, you know.
-Mary Grider Harrison
EDITOR'S NOTE: Levine's original criticism read,
"Two of these, Gershwin's 'Bess, Where is my Bess?'
and Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Soliloquy" from
"Two of these, Gershwin's 'Bess, where is my Bess?"
Carousel were sung with all the excellence of one
close to the modern American theatre." The proof-
reader's error brought unsophisticated vehemence
from our critic as well as sneers from three of our
* * * *
We Found Our Voice
To the Editor:
Even though we lost last Saturday, every one
of the Michigan students really had the old
spirit; it sounded wonderful. An emergency
brought out all the noise; now that we've found
our voice, let's use it against Northwestern and
everyone else that gets in our way. Good going,
and keep it up!
-Bill MacGowan
for The Cheerleaders
University's Policies
To the Editor:
ALL THIS FROTH about the football tickets
on the part of the Student Legislature seems
just as futile as tying a string around the bag
after the cat's been let out.
The cause of all the turmoil, or so it is pop-
ularly believed, began with the University's con-
verted policies and not with the shennanigans of
the students who are, after all, no more dis-
honest now than they've ever been. Why not
demand a policy .reconversion from the Uni-
versity rather than withdraw tickets from the
petty larcenists?
Modern invention is wonderful and you'd
probably know a lot more about the game if
you stayed at home and listened to the radio,
but even Section 33 with the goal post right
smack between one's eyes is preferable to the
radio. Even if you can't see the game from
Section 33 you can always see Shaeffer's Cul-
turized Potato Bread.
If the Student Legislature is so eager for
action why don't they concern themselves with
something worthwhile like recommending to the
educational policies committee, if one exists,
that education is supposed to be rational and not
emotional. When a sociology prof denies a
student a satisfactory grade because the -student
refuses to conform to the opinions of the pro-
fessor, then it seems to me that the purpose of
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

education, which is to make a person think, is
being defeated. I don't object to being informed
about the merits of Communism and the merits
of capitalism if I am allowed to draw my own
conclusions as to which is the better form of'
government; but when I am expected to accept
blindly the prejudices of the professor then I
decide that it's more profitable to read the
"Daily Worker" in class.
--Rosalyn Lang
Veterans as Voters
To the Editor:
SATURDAY'S DAILY editorial page carried an
excellent article by Stu Finlayson on the
"52-20 Club." The particular group of young
Americans this concerns makes it a far more
important issue than a mere political football.
The fact that 60% of the Michigan student body
is made up of veterans would lead us to believe
that somewhere near a like ratio exists in other
schools across the country. And don't think
for an instant that those who manipulate the
strings which control political power areogoing
to overlook such a sure bet for exploitation.
Just a few days ago there was an article on
the Daily editorial page plumping for enfran-
chisement of 18-year-olds. Now, the only battle
cry this group of agitators has ever had is "old
enough to fight . . . old enough to vote." Fin-
layson put the spotlight on the crux of the
situation when he pointed out that "it didn't
take inductees long to learn that initiative and
hard work don't pay off in the Army." They
learned to do what they were told-no more,
no less. What frame of mind could be better
adaptable for pawns on the chessboard of the
American political scene? Who do you think
is behind this move to gain the right to vote
for 18-year-old "men" and "women?"
This business of considering the veteran as'
a species apart from other citizens of the coun-
try is all wrong. Sure the soldier rendered our
country a service that could never be repaid in
money . . . probably not in services. But of the
12 million men in service at the peak of induc-
tion, only slightly more than 1% were volun-
teers. And those men who volunteered are not
the drones who seek to drain the economy of our
country by yelling for "security benefit pay-
ments"' while jobs go begging.
Since the majority of soldiers were drafted,
how can you put a higher value on their ser"
vices than on those of the men (and women)
who worked night and day to supply them with
food, clothing and ammunition? The soldier was
just working for a different branch of the same]
enterprise. To be sure, he received less cash
remuneration. But for the rest of his life he will
be a member of an honored organization to
which millions of others, through no fault of
their own, were unable to gain admittance.
The war is over. We should not leave our-
selves open to the exploitation of unscrupulous
politicians who will not hesitate to rub salt in
any open wound they can find, if it will help
gain their ends. Wake up, young people of Amer-
ica! Don't trade your birthright for a mess of
Consider these words of A. E. Houseman from
"To An Athlete Dying Young:"
"Now you will not swell the rout
Of lads that wore their honours out,
Runners whom renown outran
And the name died before the man."
-Sherman Poteet

Furnish Moral Leadership
To the Editor:

free press


has subsided almost as quickly as it arose
and Mr. Wallace has left the Cabinet. Are we
acutely aware of the state of affairs that per-
mits such internal dissension to reach inter-
national proportions? Do we realize to what
extent a great portion of the world hangs on
every public word spoken here? Seemingly not,
for our actions belie any intelligent reasoning.
It is not to us to decide upon, or evaluate the
worth of, our responsibility, it already exists.
We have the responsibility to run a man's er-
rand for the world; furnish the moral leader-
ship requisite to world peace. This is a job for
a man, not a boy. Therefore, let us act like a
grown-up, rather than a child.
Our task is clear and well defined, though
to read the editorial pages of the nation one
could be doubtful. We must furnish the world
with the moral leadership of which we self-
righteously proclaim ourselves to be the proto-
type. We have publicly oft espoused ourselves
to the furtherance of democratic principles
and it is hoped, practices. This is the intent of
our subscription to the Atlantic Charter and the
United Nations.
At this early date, with the memories of the
recent past hardly begun to dim, isolationism. is
again rearing its ugly head. Now, of course it
goes under a different banner-but with the
same purpose. Instead of our "two oceans" fur-
nishing protection we have substituted a new
explosive, long-distance bomber flights, public
demonstrations of atomic experiments, and
"good-will" tours of the seven seas. Instead of
"America First" it's "Keep the A-Bomb" Yes,
we support the UN, but the A-Bomb is our
"Sword of Damocles." "Do not as I do, but as I
say," is our expression of the double standard of
morality that we preach. Condemn war but be-
gin a narmaments race. Condemn economic im-
perialism, but support our industrialists in their
grab for world trade.
Let us further the course of world peace by
a mature approach. We can never achieve our
ultimate goal by these two armed camps, but
to purge ourselves of irrational actions, an
actively assume the moral leadership of the
world. The United States must be a man on a
man's errand.
-R. P. Slaff
At the Michigan .. .
"Courage of Lassie" (MGM); Elizabeth Tay-
lor, Tom Drake, Lassie.
ACTORS are either scarce or tempermental
these days, for the animals have taken over.
The change is for the better. In this latest dog
epic Lassie turns in a performance that touches
Ray Milland's in "Lost Week-end." How one dog
can go through so much with such pathos and
expression is a mystery to me. The human ele-
ment in the cast is definitely overshadowed. Eli-
zabeth Taylor would be much better without
that overwhelming girlishness she's acquired in
the last year or so. Tom Drake is pleasantly
cross-eyed and has practically nothing to say.
Frank Morgan has a great deal to say and very
little reason for it. This picture is recommended
for nature lovers and children under ten -
At the State.. ..
"Caesar and Cleopatra" (GCF) Vivian
Leigh, Claude Raines.
THIS PICTURE has been so adversely criti-
cized on the basis of the sizeable amount of
moula spent for it, that anyone saying they en-
joyed it just automatically asks for it. I hereby
stick my neck out, for I enjoyed it. Taken from
the historical angle, it is worth very little. Taken
from the angle of dialogue, acting, and spectacle,
it is worth the rage of my editors. (They claim
I like too many movies.) The dialogue is by
Shaw, the acting by a host of Englishmen who
know how to read their lines, and the spectacle
by Pascal. The latter makes DeMille look silly.
Claude Rains seems to enjoy his role as Caesar
as much as I enjoyed watching him play it. Viv-

ian Leigh is delightful as the kitten-queen. The
only thing that bothered me slightly was Flora
Robinson's hair-do. It's enough to make you
swear off permanents.
-Joan Fiske
POLICIES that will guide the operations of the
World Bank and International Monetary
Fund through their first year of actual opera-
tions are now being formulated in Washing-
Weeks will go by, however, before the Bank
is ready to finance reconstruction loans for
member countries, and it will be months before
the world can judge the effectiveness of the two
institutions created to strengthen and stabilize
international finances.
-World Report

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"Just think, kid-some day YOU'LL be old enough to take the wheel!"



Legion Ignores Young Vets

Publication in The Daily Official Bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should, be sent in typewritten
formto the office of the Assistant tothe
President, Room 1021 Angell Hall, by 3:30
p.m. on the day preceding publication
(11:00 a.m. Saturdays).
VOL. LVI, No. 19
Group Hospitalization and Surgi-
cal Service: During the period Oct. 5
through 15, the University Business
Office (Rm. 9, University Hall), will
accept new applications as well as re-
quests for changes in contracts now
in effect. 8hese new applications
and changes become effective Dec. 5,
with the first payroll deduction on
Nov. 30. After Oct. 15, no new ap-
plications or changes can be accepted
until Oct., 1947.
School of Business Administration
Faculty Meeting will be held Thurs-
day, Oct. 17, in Rm. 11 T,0appa HM
day, Oct. 17, in Rm. 110 Tappan Hall
at 4:00 p.m.
Dormitories, Fraternities, Sorori-
ties, and League Houses: Any student
who is admitted to the University
Health Service Infirmary is respon-
sible for the notification to his or her
House Head of such action. A pay
phone is available on the 3rd floor
corridor near the admitting desk. Ex-
ceptions: In case of serious illness or
accident, the Health Service will be
responsible for notification.
Margaret Bell
Acting Director
International Center:nAll foreign
students, their friends, and interest-
ed persons are cordially invited to at-
tend the following activities: Wednes-
day-Bridge Night-7:30 to 10:00 p.
m. Thursday-Informal Tea-4 to 6
p.m. Friday-Informal Tea Dance-
4 to 6 p.m. Sunday-Orientation Pro-
gram, Rms. 316-320 Union, 7:30 to
10:00 p.m.
Willow Run Village
West Court Community Bldg
Oct. 15, Tues.-Univ. of Mich. EX-
SPANISH-Mr. Donald MacQueen,
Instructor, 8:00 p. m. Cooperative
Nursery School Board Meeting, 8:00
p. m.
Keniston will speak on "What is Hap-
pening in Argentina?" (Northwestern
University Alumnae acting as hos-
tesses), 8:00 p. m.
Oct. 17, Thurs.-Open class in
CHILD CARE sponsored by the
Washtenaw County Public Health
Department. A movie will be shown.
2:00-4:00 p.m. Univ. of Mich. EX-
PSYCHOLOGY-Mr. Herbert Meyer,
Instructor, 8:00 p. m Amateur Dra-
matic Organization, 8:00 p. m.
Oct. 18, Fri.-Classical Recordings.
Mr. Weldon Wilson, Commentator,
8:00 p. in.
West Lodge:
Oct. 18, Fri.-Student Dance, Jerry
Edwards' Orchestra, 8:30-11:30 p. m.
Demonstration Lecture. Dr. Phil-

ALTHOUGH the American Legion has been
exposed countless times as a puppet of big
business, dominated by corporation hired hands,
and ever ready to embark on a pro-Fascist
program, it remains by far the biggest, richest,
most influential and reactionary of all service-
men's organizations.
Veterans of World War II who joined the
Legion in the hope of ousting the arch-con-
servative "Old Guard" from their dominant
positions and liberalizing policies came away
from the 28th national convention of the
American Legion recently held in San Fran-
cisco bearing a close resemblance to the man
who tried to impede the progress of a steam
On the eve of the convention, the new Legion-
naires, dissatisfied with a system which gave
their 68 per cent majority membersfiip only 20
per cent of the delegates and indignant over
inside manipulation which assured the election
of Pennsylvania's reactionary Paul Griffith as
the next National Commander, went into a rump
caucus. Spearheaded by delegates from Cali-
fornia, Nebraska and Idaho, the young insur-
gents determined to embarrass the "powers that'
be" in the Legion, by setting up a World War II
candidate against Griffith and formulating a
progressive platform. Gen. Barney Giles (ret.),
war time commander of the 20th (B-29) Air
Force was slated for the nomination, and ac-
cording to leaders of the movement was willing
to run.
The revolt of the freshmen died a-borning
Mrs. Luce Dis
Luce (Rep., Conn.) has added her bit to the
"Cry, War" groans rumbling through the coun-
try. In addressing a group of women Republi-
cans last week she termed Communism "topic A
in every mind and heart in this second year of
so-called peace."
Lashing out at Communism in any form or

however. What derailed the insurgents before
they really started rolling was not entirely
clear, but there were charges that their lead-
ers had been wooed away by the "king-
makers" with promises of a clear shot at the
National Commander's job in 1947.
Moreover, there were apparently well-founded
reports that the Nebraska delegation, in spite of
its backing of the rump session, had been
pledged in advance to Griffith, and was willing
to go the limit only in proposing and seconding
Aside from these explanations, it was certain
that Paul Griffith, flanked by a substantial
retinue, stalked into the rump caucus as it got
under way. No sooner had one young Legion-
naire arisen with the assertion that "Paul Grif-
fith is not the man for National Commander"
than motions for adjournment were offered and
a general hubbub raised. This lent credence to
the smug assertions by men inside the national
organization that the entire revolt had been
expertly stage-managed for the express purpose
of knocking it down and out.
Although the new Legionnaires' rebellion
failed, it is to be hoped that they will absorb
the political lessons impressed upon them at
this convention and in company with the Na-
tional Conference of Labor Union Legionnaires,
continue to press for the democratization of an
organization which presented its Distinguished
Service Medal for Americanism to Wiliam Ran-
dolph Hearst.'w
-Joe Freirt.

lips Thomas, of the Westinghouse Re-f
earch Laboratories, will give a lec-r
ture demonstration, "Adventures int
Research," in Rackham Auditorium,v
on Wed., Oct. 16, at 7:40 p. m., underc
the auspices of the Electrical Engi-s
neering Dept. and the Studentc
Branch of A.I.E.E.-I.R.E. There willE
be demonstrations of Radar equip-t
ment and other electrical marvels, al-..
so two short reels of sound movies.
The public is invited and admissionN
is free.
Gov. Ellis Arnall, liberal governor
of Georgia, will be presented Thurs-
day night at 8:30 in Hill Auditorium
as the opening number on the 1946-1
47 Lecture Course. Gov. Arnall, rec-t
ognized as one of the foremost polit-
ical figures of today, will speak on
the subject, "The South Looks For-
ward." Tickets will be placed on sale
tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. in the audi-
torium box office, which will be open
from 10:00 to 1:00, 2:00 to 5:00 to-
morrow and from 10:00 to 1:00, 2:00c
to 8:30 Thursday.v
Academic Noticest
The Concentration examination inv
mathematics will be given today inv
Rm. 3011 Angell Hall at 4:00 p.m.
Special arrangements may be madet
by seeing Prof. Fischer, 3016 Angell
Hall, prior to the above date. .
History Final Examination Make-
Up: Fri., Oct. 18, at 4:00 p.m. Rm. C,
Haven Hall. Students must come1
with written permission of instructor.
Makeup examinations in German I
and IH are scheduled for Mon., Oct.
21 from 2-4 p.m. in Rm. 204 Univer-
sity Hall. Students who have not yet
handed in their names should do so
at once at 204 U. H.
Bacteriology Seminar will be held
tonight at 7:30 in the E. Medical
Bldg. Library. Thensubject, "The Use
of the Warburg Respirometer in Bac-
teriological Studies," and the discus-
ion will be lead by Miss Louise
Brough. Everyone invited to attend.
Education B291: Members of the1
University staff and graduate stu-
dents who are interested in college
teaching are welcome to visit the
class Education B291, Problems inl
Higher. Education, which meets to-.
night in Rm. 110, University Library,
from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The topic, "The
Selection, Promotion and Appraisal
of the College Teacher," will be pre-
sented by Provost James P. Adams,
followed by discussion.
Special Functions Seminar: Wed.,
Oct. 16 at 10:00 a.m. in Rm. 340 W.
Eng. Prof. Rainville will talk on Hy-
pergeometric functions.
Physical Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Thurs., Oct. 17, in Rm. 151,
Chemistry Bldg at 4:15 p.m. Profes-
sor D. M. Dennison will speak on
"New Methods of Producing High
Speed Particles." All interested are
Faculty Recital: Andrew B. White,j
baritone, Assistant Professor of voice
in the School of Music, will be heard
tonight in the first faculty concert of
the semester. The program will be-
gin at 8:30 in Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater, and will be open to the gen-
eral public. Program: compositions
by Richard Strauss, Augusta Holmes,
Georges Hue, Renato Brogi, Gioa-
chino Rossini, Massenet, Rachmani-

L AST WEEK, Emmet Lavery, presi-
dent of the Screen Writer's Guild,
and Paul Robeson, were summoned
to appear before the Tenney Com-
mnittee of the California State Legis-
lature. Each was accused of being a
For some months now, the Hol-
lywood Guilds, especially the
Screen Writer's, have been under
repeated attack by the Hollywood
Reporter and the Hearst press.
Mr. Robeson, as a member of the
Screen Actor's Guild, was being in-
vestigated because of his work with
the National Committee to Win the
Peace, an organization formed last
spring in Washington to get the facts
before the people on all issues re-
lating to peace efforts.
The press campaign to discredit
Mr. Lavery and the Writer's Guild
began when one of the members,
John Cain, proposed the American
Author's Authority. There was noth-
ing unusual in the structure of his
plan. It followed in framework the
general outline of any representative
organization, with elected boards
from each of the Guilds, who, in
turn, would select a directly respon-
sible executive. On the whole, it was
envisaged as an attempt to gain more
equitable returns for writers on ma-
terial sold, and to ensure them sole
ownership. In this formative stage,
the plan was sent to the four Guilds
of the Authr's League for discussion.
Yet, it was referred to as 'communist'
inspired, and efforts were made to
discredit the membership of the
Writer's Guild.
And, just recently, the Writer's
Guild, in a letter to Eric Johnson,
present head of the Hayes office, ex-
pressed concern over the fate of the
French film industry. The letter did
no more than state facts pertaining
to the subject, quoting pleas from
various members of the French in-
dustry to the effect that unless
something is done to restrict Ameri-
can economic pressure, French films
are doomed to extinction. It went on
to point out that under the provisions
of the billion dollar loan, French cin-
ema houses are 'guaranteed' but four
weeks out of each thirteen for the
showing of French films, the remain-
ing nine weeks to be open to 'free
competition,' which, in fact, means
American films. Then the letter re-
quested that the State Department
look into the possibility of re-nego-
tiating the loan, that the quota might
be increased.
Again the Guild was attacked
by the Hearst press and the Holly-
wood Reporter as being 'Commun-
ist' Inspired. And Mr. Lavery was
investigated as a result.
It is ironic, indeed, that an earnest
desire by a group of writers to de-
velop an agency through which the
creative efforts of all writers might
be protected is called 'Communism;'
that concern by that same group of
writers over the fate of their fellow
writers in France is considered sub-
versive and that the president of
their Guild must submit to the in-
vestigation of a minor Rankin Com-
mittee. And, too, that Paul Robeson,
one of America' greatest artists, a
man who has repeatedly fought for
democratic principles, must be in-
vestigated for subversive activities.-
It is a measure of reaction's desper-
ation in its attempt to do permanent
damage to the progressive forces of
this country.
-E. E Ellis
The government of Argentina now
is moving into control of railways
owned by the British, the largest sin-
gle group of properties in Argentina
belonging to outside interests.
This shift of control is to take place
under an agreement on economic is-
sues that British and Argentine ne-
gotiators have just reached. The
decision on railway control follows
closely the government's purchase of
the country's biggest telephone sys-
tem for $95,000,000 from a U. S. cor-
poration, the International Telephone
and Telegraph Co., and it points to-
ward Argentine control of all other

properties now owned by outside in-
The British-Argentine agreeement,
reached after more than two months
of haggling, covers also sterling, meat
purchases and commercial relations.
-World Report
Fifty-Seventh Year
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cusses Russia

ity movement for world trust and cooperation.
-Cindy Reagan


Don't be stubborn, Atlas.
Everyone knows that two
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O'Malley. Why argue? When
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