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(Starting Today)

New Republic
To the Editor:
CRAIG H. WILSON'S letter on the prospect
of Henry Wallace's taking over The New
Republic as editor contained one considerable
Mr. Wilson's letter implied that in the Lit-
erary College all English 2 classes are using The
New Republic. Actually, during the first four or
five weeks of the semester, about twenty-five
per cent of these classes are using The New
Republic. The other seventy-five per cent of our
English 2 classes are using either Harper's Mag-
azine or The American Mercury.
-Carlton F. Wells,
Chairman of Freshman
English, L. S. & A.
H. isunderstood
To the Editor:
LIKE MOST of the other contributors whose
articles have been criticized, find that I am
Miss Thea La Budde has assumed from my
article that I'm the one with the strong preju-
dices rather than the professor. I'm not ob-
jecting to being expected to understand and
to show that I've understood his ideas, but I do
object to not being permitted to exercise my '
own intelligence and power of discrimination
upon them. It seems to me that sociology was
not meant to be taught by rote. C-a-t may
spell cat, but neither C-o-m-m-u-n-i-s-m nor
C-a-pi-t-a-l-i-s-m necessarily spell Perfection.
-Rosalyn Long

* * *


ComnCommunist Penetration
To the Editor:
IN ONE of his recent editorials, Walt Hoffmann
perpetuates a rather unfortunate misconcep-
tion that is doubtless shared by many of his
readers. According to his exposition he feels
that liberals are compelled to permit Com-
munist penetration of any liberal organization
on the grounds that to bar them would be un-
Normally I would agree with him on that
point, but it is my opinion that the Communists
present far from a normal case.
Trying to fight according to the rules in a
street brawl usually results in your getting the
worst of it, since the opposition just doesn't
use the same rules you use.
The same is true for the Communists; they
don't use the same rules as a liberal does, even
though they might seew to on the surface. They
believe in "expediency" above all else. For
them the end justifies the means in any situa-
tion. To apply democratic rules to such people
is fantastic.
A parallel situation exists in Paris where
diplomats wonder -why they can't get anywhere
with the Soviets. One look would be enough to
show even the most naive that the Soviets al-
ways mean what it suits their convenience
to say.
By their peculiar logic, painting every issue
white or black, the Communists would have one
believe that the party line is the only line for
a liberal to have - all else is reactionary or
fascist. Of course they do not bring it to your
attention that there are many anti-communist
parties and groups which, though not in agree-
ment with Byrnes, do not agree with Moscow
In all their "discussions" this middle policy
never exists. "This way to peace," they shout,
"you don't want to fight another war, do you?"
All not with them are against them. Quo
usque tandem abutere communistae, patientia
-John Tompkins
* After Centuries of Culture
Picture Magazine?
ONE OF OUR lower paid staff men who claims
he's pre-atomic unhappily reports this one.
Walking across the Law Quad last Sunday,
he found himself right behind a stroller who
had one of the newer, smaller portable radios
slung over his shoulder.
The radio was on and it was broadcasting
the last movement of Beethoven's ninth sym-
phony, complete with all 300 voices and full
symphony orchestra. The man carrying the
radio was reading a magazine as he walked.
Joy to Mankind, Westinghouse, GE and all
the stockholders.
* * * *
R. S.V.P.
iJBLICITY MAN Les Etter of the athletics
office reports another one of those ques-
It seems that the office got a telegram
asking about Homecoming Saturday.A
"Is it at Ann Arbor or Champaign?" it
Local Color: Pathos
AT LAST Saturday's football game we were
sitting next to an underclassman who seemed
very poorly. He twitched spasmodically, and
as he bent over his program, his eyes were as
those of a soul in torment. The reason for his
indisposition did not become apparent until
late in the first quarter when the cheerleaders
counted the score.

Thirsty Complaimzant
To The Editor:
COMPLAINTS seem to be the order of the day;
in keeping with the tradition I shall voice
mine. At the moment there are some 18,000 stu-
dents-brave ones at that, they would have to
be to attend this mis-be-gotten university-en-
veloped in confusion of one form or another;
crowded class rooms, dingy living quarters, and
over-run masticating abodes. Adding to this
situation we have an order-an unconstitutional
order at that--which demands that all indul-
gers must possess a liquor card. This liquor card
by the way happens to be outlawed by the
authorities of one Wayne County, home of the
motor capital of the world. Now I ask you. What
about the people who happen to journey to the
metropolis and stay a few days-football en-
thusiasts, no less? They probably do not have
liquor cards. What about the individuals who do
not possess the pecuniary to pay the indemnity?
The obvious retort-brilliant of course-would
be "go on the wagon." Pardon me while I have
a beer.
Why should a man pay one-fifth of a "fin" to
enjoy a privilege endowed by society when he
attains the 21st year? I have a suspicion that
some one is making a little bit of folding money
on the side. Not saying who. The crime lies in
the fact that the city of Ann Arbor and the Uni-
versity of Michigan condones this skullduggery.
-J. Henderson
* * * *
On MichiWn Band
To the Editor:
There were many things about the game with
Army that will be long remembered, not the least
of which was the fine performance by our Var-
sity Band. The marching, of course, was splen-
did, but when the baton was given to the officer
who was the director of the visiting Army Band
to conduct the Star Spangled Banner the playing
was superb. Here was an organization under the
direction of 'a strange conductor, asked to play in
a totally different style. Did it respond? Beau-
tifully! Such shading and decisiveness! I'll bet
that Army director had a thrill he'll long re-
The only thing that might have been desired
was to have had the Army and Varsity Bands
massed for this performance.
--Walter P. Staebler, '13
A PROTEST against discrimination prac-
ticed by professional schools throughout
the nation "in one guise or another" was
raised Tuesday by Dr. Stephen S. Wise, pres-
ident of the American Jewish Congress.
Dr. Wise indicated that the congress in-
tends to take action toward stamping out
discrimination in admissions to the coun-
try's universities. Some progress along this
line has already been achieved at the Colum-
bia medical school, he reported. There, the
number of Jewish students admitted has
been increased following Dr. Wise's suit to
cancel, on grounds of discrimination, the
university's tax exemption.
Such action is merited on two scores.
First, the obvious injustice of a system which
restricts a student's entrance into a profes-
sion on the basis of his race or religion
clearly calls for elimination in a country
which claims to be a democracy. Second,
system is guilty of wasting potential ability
in the professions when it fails to select stu-
dents for training on the basis of their capa-
bilities alone.
At the Unversity, a "quota" system of
education, under which members of minority
groups are allowed to enter only in limited
numbers, is officially denied.
Yet the University of Michigan Medical
School application blank requires statements
of both "religion" and "nationality." (Ques-
tion No. 7). It is made explicit on the blank
that "Every question is to be answered."
-Mary Brush

Alpha Phi Omega
ALPHA PHI OMEGA, national service fratern-
ity, looks beyond the benefits of the regular
social fraternity to the more self-satisfying
benefits arising from service to the campus and
to the University.
Alpha Phi Omega is starting in- again this
semester to try to equal their past record of
service and needs more men to carry out pro-
jects. Any man on campus, who was formerly
a scout or scouter, is welcome to attend a meet-
ing and find out more about the fraternity.
Social and service prejects are arranged so that
a member may spend as much or as little time
as he desires in helping. Members of social fra-
ternities are eligible for membership.
Meetings are held in the Union every other
Thursday. Today at 7:30 p.m., Ferdinand Dier-
kens of Belgium will discuss scouting in his
country and at the University of Brussels.
--Bill DeGrace

No Hope for Future
To the Editor:
I AM SENDING you a copy of the letter I have
just sent to the Athletic Director, and I hope
that you may be able to find some use for it.
Athletic Director
University of Michigan
Dear Sir:
I have a complaint to make and I feel that
I am justified in doing so. In the middle of May
I ordered two tickets for the Army game. I
graduated from the University in June. I feel
that by ordering the tickets five months early
and because I was an alumnus, we would be
entitled to fairly good seats. I am enclosing
our ticket stubs. I_ hardly feel that a seat in
section twenty-nine three rows up on the
bleachers would be called a good seat. If I had
ordered the tickets at the last minute, I
would iot mind, but when I ordered them the
first week they could be ordered I feel they
should have been a great deal better than they
I ordered two tickets for the Michigan State
game four weeks ago, six weeks before the game
I am sending back those tickets. Please send
me better tickets or refund my money. I do
not want to be at another football game in a
seat from which I cannot distinguish numbers
on the players' jerseys.
After taking poor seats during my college
years because outsiders got the choice seats
I won't accept poor seats now that I am no
longer a student.
I am sending a copy of this letter to The
-Madelon Hawes Dixon
(frs. Robert Dixon)
T IS TIME that Byrnes and Vandenberg be-
gan telling us the truth about what they
have been accomplishing at the Peace Confer-
ence, an why a real understanding has not
been found with the Soviet Union and the Dan-
ubian states. Each time they return from one
of the sessions, we hear the same Bi-partisan
reports to -the effect that-a great deal was
accomplished; perhaps it is Russian fear which
is responsible for their intransigence; the road
is difficult. Out of the recent eleven week ses-
sion they claim to have brought home treaties
which are acceptable to all parties by virtue
of the fact that they were generally passed by
a fifteen to six vote.-But the facts tell a dif-
ferent story.
Trieste has been left as a sore spot. The
Anglo-Americans suggest it be made an Inter-
national City, directly supervised by the Se-
curity Council. This is an attempt to retain a
military foothold on the Adriatic as a direct
challenge to Yugoslavia. - Where is the plebi-
scite which was first recommended?
Bulgaria has been left without a southern
boundary. Not because the border is ethno-
logically or historically incorrect. But be-
cause the British armed monarchists in Greece
are attempting to solidify their expansion
into the mountainous area that divides the
two countries.
THE ECONOMIC clauses of the treaties, es-
pecially the question of the Danube, are
entirely unacceptable to the Riparian states.
The. Anglo-American bloc is attempting to open
the river to "free" trade. This is no other than
an attempt to protect American and British
vested interests in these small countries, and to
recapture these old markets for our Monopoly
interests. - Byrnes and Vandenberg are cer-
tainly aware that this would mean economic
annihilation for each of these nations. There
is no country in the world which can compete
with American capital and productivity today.
This is the conflict which lies at the bottom
of the so-called intransigence. When Byrnes
speaks of the "fear" of these countries and of
Russia, he misinterprets. It is a grim determi-
nation, rather, that they shall develop their
own economies. And the Soviet Union is right-
fully adamant in her insistence that these bor-
der countries shall not fall prey to the pre-
war governments.

This is what our representatives have failed
to tell the American people. They plead in-
stead their own created myth of Russian ex-
pansion, thus attempting to inculcate fear
in our own people that they might carry out
their imperialistic designs. They' consistently
criticize these small nations as being un-
democratic. But this is just a little more of
that same myth. They have proved time and
time again how little weight these considera-
tions actually carry; they have forced the
monarchy upon the Greek people by the use
of terror; they continue to carry on relations
with Franco and Peron.
Now that their efforts to intimidate the So-
viet Union by calling sixteen other nations to
the peace conferences have failed, they intend
to destroy the right to veto. They have already
directed General Romulo of the Philippines to
introduce a resolution into the General As-
sembly that the veto right be eliminated. I
shall discuss the implications of the veto ques-
tion in my next column.
--E. E. Ellis

e N O ,,s
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Capr. 196 6Unted Feature Synidica .I~a c.~ '
3 Im: Reg U. S, Pa. Off.--AII ri~t esre
"Speaking of "party lines.".


Hello Moscow (Artkino)
Stravinskaya, Nikolai Leonov.


THIS ASSEMBLY of what looks
like the healthiest kids in Russia
is good entertainment, although it
tends to run to superfluity. It is not
deep, it is not intellectual, it is not
particularly liberal, radical, or revo-
lutionary. Is is amusing. It is the
usual kid-sho«-trying-to-make-it-to-
the-big-city story, shot this time
with a Soviet Trade School back-
ground instead of the Hollywood in-
fant dramatic factory. The plot is
developed through a series of flash-
backs, the story being told to an au-
thor who looks for all the world like
Brian Donlevy. In between flash-
bakes there is much song and dance
by various juveniles in the best Rus-
sion style. Some of the excess enter-
tainment is definitely excess. In fact,
the writers must have had a sadistic
streak, for right at the crucial mo-
ment everything stops while a mob
of Georgian students performs a
rather wild dance. This I could have
forgiven. In fact, I thoroughly en-
joyed myself throughout. The end-
ing, however, shattered me.
--Joan Fiske


Publication ,n The Daly Official Bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers of the University. Notices for the
nulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the office of the Assistant to the
President, Room 1021 Angel hal, by 3:30
pm. on the day preceding publication
(1:00 a.m. Saturdays).
I'll[lRSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1946
VOL. LVII, No. 27
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz,
Chief of Naval Operations, United
Sates Navy, Commander of the Pa-
cific Fleet during the World War, has
consented to address the student
body briefly at 11:00 a.m., Friday,
October 25. He will speak from the
General Library steps if the weather
permits, otherwise in Hill Audito-
rium. To permit students and facul-
ty members to hear Admiral Nimitz's
address, instructors are authorized
to dismiss 10 o'clock classes at 10:50
a.m. and to delay, the convening of
11 o'clock classes until 11:15 a.m.
Members of the University Band
may be excused from 10 o'clock
classes in order to participate in the
The President
The Parking Problem: The co-
operation of all concerned, both stu-
dents and faculty, is earnestly re-
quested in the present parking emer-
gency, so that all may benefit in so
far as that is possible.
The University Council has laid
down certain rules which attempt to
regulate parking in the restricted
areas on the campus. These areas
are plainly marked to indicate that
only those cars bearing parking per-
mit plates may park in these areas.
The rules provide that those with the
rank of instructor or above and those
on the administrative staff to whom
the privilege is accorded may obtain
the proper plates at the Information
Desk, Room 1, University Hall. To
date 850 plates have been issued;
the number of spaces available on
the campus in the restricted areas is
approximately one-half that number.
This situation in itself creates one
problem. When holders of permits
park their cars carelessly, taking
more room than is necessary, and
park so as to prevent any possibility
of exit, the problem is aggravated:
and when those having no parking
plates park in restricted areas, the
whole system of control breaks down.
The driving permits, issued to stu-
dents by the Office of the Dean of
Students, do not entitle the holder to
park in any restricted parking area.
except for those students who are
physically incapacitated to whom
campus permit plates have been is-
It is the sincere hope of the com-
mittee, to which the University Coun-
cil ha§ delegated the responsibility of
administering the rules with respect
to parking, that a thoughtful respect
for the rights of the others may ease
the problem for all.
Robert C. Angell, Walter Roth,
R. P. Briggs, Herbert C. Watkins
University Committee on Parking
Change in Examination Period. On
recommendation of the Deans of the
several schools and colleges, the ex-
amination periods for the current

academic year have been changed to
the following dates: First semester,
Monday, Jan. 20, through Friday,
Jan. 31; second semester, Saturday,
May 31, through Thursday, June 12.
Principal - Freshman Conference:
,The annual Principal - Freshman
Conference will take place on Thurs-
day, Nov. 14. Instructors of classes
which include freshmen are request-
ed not to schedule bluebooks for the
morning of Nov. 14, in order that
freshmen may be available for don-
ferences with their high school prin-
To All Chairmen of Departments:
Please call Extension 437 in- the
Business Office and order the num-
ber of faculty directories needed in
your department. Delivery will be
made by campus mail when direc-
tories are available, presumably about
Oct. 23.
Staff members may have a copy of
the directory for use at home by ap-
plying at the Information Desk in
the Business Office, Room 1, Uni-
versity Hall.
Herbert C. Watkins,
School of Education Faculty: The
October meeting of the Faculty will
be held on Monday, Oct. 23, at 4:15
in the University Elementary School
Student identification cards will
be distributed from the booths out-
side Room 2, University Hall in ac-
cordance with the following schedule:
A-L Wed., Oct. 23, 8:3 a.m. to
12:00 Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
M-Z Thurs., Oct. 24, same hours as
Students are requested to observe
this arrangement by cllin on the
days when their individual cards
will be given out. After receiving
identification cards, students must
sign them promptly in order to make
them official.
Dean of Students Office
Approved Organizations: The fol-
lowing organizations have submitted
to the Office of the Dean of Students
a list of their officers for the aca-
demic year 1946-47 and have been
approved for that period. Those
which have not registered with that
office are presumed to be inactive
for the year. Fraternities and soror-
ities maintaining houses on the cam-
pus, or thoseoperating temporarily
without houses are not included in
this list,
Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Phi
Omega, American Institute of Chem-
ical Engineers, American Institute of
Electric Engineers, American Society
of Civil Engineers, American Society
of Mechanical Engineers, American
Veterans Committee, Assembly As-
sociation, Ball and Chain Club, Chi-
nese Students Club,' Congregational
Disciples Guild, Delta Epsilon Pi.
Delta Pi Epsilon, Deutscher Verein,
Econcentrics, F. F. Fraternity, Gam-
ma Delta, Graduate Outing Club,
Hillel Foundation, Hindustan Assoc-
iation, Intercollegiate Zionist Feder-
ation of America, Inter-Guild, Ipter-
Racial Association, International Re -
lations Club, Kappa Phi Club, Le
Cercle Francais, Lutheran Student
Association, Methodist Wesley Foun-
Michigan Christian Fellowship,
Michigan Sailing Club, Mortar
Board, Michigan Youth for Demo-
cratic Action, National Lawyers
Guild, Newman Club, Omega Psi Phi,
Pep Club, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Phi
Sigma, Presctt Club. Qui aterdiek

Academic Counsleors, 108


The Student Legislature Book Ex-
change has assumed responsibility
for all books and payments of Mich.
Union Book Exchange. The Legisla-
ture will return or effect settlement
for both Union and Student Legis-
lature books. Monday through Fri-
day, Oct. 21 to 25, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Room 302 Michigan Union. All Union
books not called for by Friday, Oct.
25, will become the property of Stu-
dent Legislature. Your receipts must
be presented. No settlement will be
made without the surrender of your
receipt. Checks for all books sold
will be mailed to owners.
Job registration will be held in
the Natural Science Building Audi-
torium on Tues.. Oct. 29, at 4:10 p.
m. This applies to February, June
and August graduates, also to grad-
uate students or staff members who
wish to register and who will be
available for positions within the
next year. The Bureau has two
placement divisions: Teacher Place-
ment and General Placement. The
General Division includes service to
people seeking positions in business,
industry and professions other than
education. It is important to regis-
ter NOW because employers are al-
ready asking for February and June
graduates. There is no fee for regis-
tration at this time.
University Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information, Bu-
reau of Appointments: U.S. Civil
Service Announcements have been
received in this office for:
Coal Mine Inspector, $3,397-$5,905,
closing date Nov. 7; Stenographer
and Typist, $1,954, no closing date;
Automotive Engineer P-2 to P-8,
$3,397-$9,975, closing date Oct. 29;
Engineer P-2 to P-5 (Electrical, Ven-
tilating,rand Refrigeration, Mechan-
ical, Sanitary), $3,397-$5,905, closing
date Oct. 29; Student Dietician,
$1,470, no closing date. For further
information, call at the Bureau of
Appointments, 201 Mason Hall.
Camp Davis Summer Session 1947:
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