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I'D RATHER BE RIGHT:
By SAMUEL GRAFTON.
A PHILOSOPHER (or a moralist) might, I
think, be a little worried about the nature of
a good many of the campaign arguments being
used today. Almost every election speech is an
appeal to passion, and perhaps has to be, but
some passions are higher than others. During
the recent meat panic, for example, the shoutier
Republicans made a straight appeal to the belly,
and to human impatience, which is not a virtue;
and certainly it is fair to say that their urgings
were addressed to the lower, rather than the
higher, centers of human motivation and con-
But what might most bother a philosopher
(or a moralist) is that nobody on the Demo-
cratic side took up the issue so raised, in
straight moral terms. It could have been
done, in a speech to the public, somewhat like
this: "All right, you may be without meat
for two or three months."
But the Democrats were afraid to ask the
public to make a sacrifice; they accepted the
belly-level, established by the opposition, as
the right level, and'they caved in. Nobody asked
anybody to behave with grace, or to give up
There is here a strange, self-pampering
something, almost unique, in the troubled
world today. It started a year ago, when we
dropped rationing about ten minutes after
the war ended. Ever since the last gun was
fired, our politicians have lived in terror,
feeling that any American who had to do
without anything, would immediately go into
a mad dervish whirl, and come out screaming.
Why should he? What right has anyone to
resent a shortage? Shortages and dislocations
are part of the price to be paid for winning
But the administration has acted as if the
economic consequences of the war were a kind
of scandal, to be hushed up; while the oppo-
sition has treated our impatience as a political
gold mine, and has worked on it, to make im-
patience more impatient. Our press has been
filled with pictures of juicy cuts of meat being
served in Canada (which has never dropped
rationing) and the upshot is that for the last
month we have all been living, emotionally, in
a butcher shop, amid the blood and slobber,
either licking bare hooks or drooling over sides
of beef; and perhaps it is time to get out into
the air again, and add a higher value or two
to the list of things by which we live.
(Copyright 1946, by the N.Y. Post Syndicate)
UP FOR RE-ELECTION:
Michigan Record in Congress
THE FOLLOWING TABULATION presents a summary of the voting of Michigan's representatives
in Congress on some significant issues:
amendment (2) amendment (1)
Full - Employ-
bill (3) amendment (4)
on FEPC (5) Poll Tax (5)
Vandenberg, Rep. Yes Yes ° Yes Yes Yes Yes
1) The Taft. amendment to the legislation ren ewing Lend-Lease in April 1945 would have pre-
vented the use of the funds for relief, rehabilitation or reconstruction.
2) The Taft amendment to the original price control extension bill (vetoed by President
Truman) would have allowed manufacturers price ceilings which would reflect prices charged
during October 1941 plus reasonable increases.
3) The Case bill would have placed numerous restrictions on the activities of labor unions.
4) The Hickenlooper amendment to the Full- Employment bill declared that the government
"should not engage in commercial activity" in competition with free enterprise or private
capital. It would have prevented the govern ment from engaging in numerous activities in
which it is already engaged, such as
5) A cloture rule was sought in both of1
II. House of Representatives
TVA, irrigation and operation of Senate
these c ases to force a vote and forestall
old houses (2)
* sCopr1946 by Un:ted Feature Syndicate Inc.":
A1 tom m Rag U S Pat Off All rights reserved "
"Just happened to'
be passing through."
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
0-absent, not voting, or generally pair ed.
1) The Walcott amendment to OPA required ceiling prices to reflect the cost of production
plus a reasonable profit on every item.
2) This was an amendment to the Patman emergency-housing bill which eliminated the pro-
vision in the original bill to provide for price ceilings on existing houses.
3) This amendment restored $400,000,000 of the original $600,000,000 subsidy for pre-fabricated
housing, which had been removed earlier.
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Critics: Left Wing
To the Editor:
AS A MEMBER of the Communist party I
heartily endorse the attitude of Walt Hoff-
man in wishing to separate the position of lib-
erals from the position of Communists.
The Communist Party has always made every
effort to present its independent philosophy and
ultimate goal clear and distinct. It is fully aware,
that, to paraphrase Mr. Hoffman, to allow the
Communist program to be confused with the
liberal program is to allow the Communist pro-
gram to be defeated.
However I challenge Mr. Hoffman's pre-
sumption in presenting himself as an author-
ity on what Communists believe. His editorial
in yesterday's Daily, if we can assume he is
honest, shows him to be very badly informed
on the nature of Communism.
To begin with, Communists do not support
'complete government control." In fact 'they
frequently oppose government control. To a
Communist it is absolutely essential to make a
distinction in regard to what economic class
controls the government, before advocating more
Communists oppose monopolies because they
believe monopoly represents only a more ad-
vanced stage of capitalistic control.
Communists support the F.E.P.C. because
passage of such a law would mean an advance
of the working class and a defeat for the capi-
talist class which profits in discrimination. The
Communist Party considers itself an integral
part of the working class, hence every advance
for the working class is an advance for the
Communists do not advocate a violent revolu-
tion. They differ from liberals in that they
realize that the class struggle in almost every
case leads to a position where the capitalists
use their last resort, armed violence, to suppress
the rising power of the workers. Communists
are willing to go to great lengths, short of dam-
aging working class interests, to prevent such an
occurrence, but if violence breaks out, Commun-
ists do not shirk their duty but stand by the
workers on the firing lines.
Communists support the principle of free
speech and press. However, they feel that like
every other freedom it is subject to broad but
definite moral limitations. .
* * *
The Communist Party also looks to great
Americans 'for inspiration. Do you remember
the Communists in the Abraham Lincoln Bri-
gade? "Citizen Tom Paine" was written by a
The fundamental conflict between liberals
and Communists is this:
Liberals believe that freedom from depres-
sions, wars, racial intolerance, etc. can be won
within the framework of capitalism.
Communists believe that the capitalist sys-
tem itself creates the conditions which makes
it profitable and necessary to suppress the
growth of democracy, and that even the most
ideal capitalist economy, because of its funda-
mental nature, would be faced with an ever
faster cycle of hysterical "booms" and disastrous
depressions. This would force the capitalists to
take away the civil liberties of the people and
deny the workers all the gains they have made,
making room for the rise of fascism, or (the open
terroristic rule of monopoly capital) in their des-
perate attempt to remain in control of the econ-
omy of the country over the rising strength of
the working class.
-Geneva J. Olmsted
Critics: Right Wing
To the Editor:
1 HAVE a question which has been giving me a
little trouble in this last month, my first as a
student at the University of Michigan, and I
would like to put this question to you publicly
so that the rest of the students around here, as
well as I, might have the answer. My question is
this: "Just what is the editorial policy of The
Michigan Daily?" And to put it just a bit more
bluntly, "Just what are your 'editors' driving at
in your daily barrage?"
Before you come back with the obvious, I
wish to state that I have taken due note of the
little squib you carefully insert into every issue,
to the effect that the views expressed in the edi-
torials are those of their authors and not those
of The Daily. What I want to know is just what
the views of The Daily are?
I had the idea when I came to Michigan, that
the University paper should be directed to the
student body as a whole, and that it should pre-.
sent material which in the aggregate would be
acceptable to that whole and not to one group
within the whole (be it the majority or the mi-
nority) whose ideas and ideals happen to coin-
cide with the ideas and ideals of the editorial
writers of the paper. From all that I have been
able to gather to date, that idea is not shared
by The Daily.
To be more specific, I noticed a big editorial
the other day congratulating Mr. Henry Wal-
lace upon his appointment as editor of the New
Republic ard stating, in effect, that we here
at Michigan would wait with a great deal of
anticipation for the enlightened editorials
which would soon appear in that publication.
Honestly, Mr. Freudenheim, I don't think that I
am alone by several thousand when I say that I
don't like the editorial policy of the New Re-
public and that I won't like it as well when it is
being run by Mr. Wallace. That sort of article,
I contend, you can't merely write off as the sole
opinion of the editorial's author. If that's all it
is, then let him keep it to himself. If The Daily,
on the other hand, thinks the student body ought
to hear it, then let The Daily acknowledge that
Then there is the little matter of Mr. Samuel
Grafton's column. The Daily undoubtedly pays
good money for that column, and I would have
no objection to it if The Daily would put out a
little more cash to buy somebody else's views in
opposition to Mr. Grafton's.
* . * *
The implication, you see Mr. Freudenheim, is
that The Daily seeks to be a sort-of Little New
Republic, or perhaps PM. Correst me if I'm
wrong, will you please?
Publication .n The Daily Official Bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
ber ,of the university. Notices for the
Bu letin should be sent in typewritten
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(11:00 a.m. Saturdays).
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1946
VOL. LVII, No. 28,
Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz,
Chief of Naval Operations, United
States Navy, Commander of the Pa-
cific Fleet during the World War, has
consented to address the student
body briefly at 11:00 a.m. today. He
will speak from the General Library
steps if the weather permits, oher-
wise in Hill Auditorium. To permit
students and faculty members to
hear Admiral Nimitz' address, in-
structors 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 assembly.
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
At the State.. ..
Black Beauty, (20th Century),
Mona Freeman, Richard Denning.
THE statement is made at the be-
ginning of this that it is a free
adaptation of the novel. A better
adjective could not have been used.
The horse is all that is left over
from the original. It turns in an
excellent performance. The way it
underplays its part makes Miss
Freeman's overacting all the more
noticeable. There are some good-
looking horses in this picture but
altogether too many humans.
At- the Michigan .. .
Waltz Time (Four Continents),
Carol Raye, Richard Tauber.
THIS has the uniforms of Prisoner
of Zenda and the sentimentality
of Student Prince. It is strictly light
opera put on film. Every one bursts
into song on the slightest provoca-
tion. I am a sucker for a waltz. Any-
one similarly afflicted may be able
to sit through this.
freshmen may be available for con-
ferences with their high school prin-
Students who have not yet called
for their identification cards must
do so on Friday or Saturday of this
week. These are the last two days
they will be distributed outside Rm.
2, University Hall. Hours of distri-
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Students who have not had their
pictures taken as yet, please report
to Rm. 7, Angell Hall, and have this
taken care of before Tues., Oct. 29.
Office of the Dean of Students.
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 those operating temporarily
without houses are not included in
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, Inter-
Racial Association, International Re-
lations Club, kappa Phi Club, Le
Cerie Francais.aLutheran 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, Prescott Club, Quarterdeck
Society, Rifle Club, Roger Williams
Guild, Society of Women Engineers,
Spanish Club, Sphinx, Undergrad-
ate Education Club, University Wo-
men Veterans Association, Westmin-
ster Guild, Women's Athletic Assoc-
iation, Women's Glee Club, World
Student Service Fund, Zeta Phi Eta.
School of Education Faculty: The
October meeting of the Faculty will
be held on Monday, Oct. 28, at 4:15
in the University Elementary School
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: The freshman
five-week progress reports will be
due Sat., Oct. 26, in the office of the
Academic Counsleors, 108 Mason
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-
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.
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, and Refrigeration, Mechan-
ical, Sanitary), $3,397-$5,905, closing
date Oct. 29; Sthdent Dietician,
$1,470, no closing date. For further
information, call at the Bureau of
Appointments, 201 Mason Hall.
WILLOW RUN VILLAGE:
8:30-11:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 25, Stu-
dent Dance, Jerry Edwards' Orches-
8:00 p.m., Fri., Oct. 25, Classical
Recordings, Mr. Weldon Wilson
Randolph Churchill, son of Win-
ston Churchill, Member of Parlia-
ment and a notedeEnglish journal-
ist, will be presented Tuesday night
by the University Oratorical Associa-
tion as the second number on the
1946-47 Lecture Course. Mr. Church-
ill will speak in Hill Auditorium at
8:30 p.m. on the subject "Socialism
in England." Tickets will be placed
on sale Monday at 10:00 a.m. in the
auditorium box office, which will be
open Monday from 10:00 to 1:00,
2:00 to 5:00, and Tuesday from 10:00
to 1:00, 2:00 to 8:30.
Psychology 63 will not meet today.
The preliminary doctoral examina-
tion in chemistry will be held at the
following times: Analytical Chemis-
try, today; Orgonic Chemistry, Oct.
29; Physical Chemistry, Nov.n 1
Anyone wishing to take one or
more of these examinations should
consult with a member of the Grad-
uate Committee in Chemistry.
Biological Chemistry Seminar will
meet at 3:00 p.m. today in Rm. 319
W. Medical Bldg. The subject to
be discussed will be "the Proteins
of Muscle-My~sin." All interested
Mathematics Seminar on Dynam-
ical Systems will meet Mon., Oct. 28,
at 3:00 p.m. in 3201 Angell Hall.
Prof. Rainich will speak on Integral
Dorothy Maynor, Soprano, will ap-
pear in an extra concert Mon., Oct.
28, at 8:30 p.m. in Hill Auditorium.
Prrogram: numbers by Bach, Mozart,
Schubert, Mendelssohn, Wolf, Du-
parc, Dvorak, Schumann and Mahl-
er, as well as several Negro spirituals.
Tickets, at popular prices, are on
sale at the offices of the University
Musical Society in Burton Memorial
The Geological Journal Club will
meet in Rm. 3055, Natural Science
Bldg., today at 12 noon. At 12:20
the Club will adjourn to Rn
2054, Natural Science Bldg., where
the program, "A Review of Research
Work at Camp Davis," will be led by
Dr. A. J. Eardley and will be partici-
pated in by students who attended
the camp the past summer. Tea will
be served. Bring your own sand-
The Art Cinema League presents
"HELLO, MOSCOW," a post-war
Soviet musical film. Russian dialog;
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'Healthy Effect' of Reparatins
GREAT MANY of Japan's heavy industries,
which will be redistributed to other coun-
tries as reparations, are actually economic bur-
dens and contribute nothing to the welfare of
the people of Japan, according to a recent
At present the reparations program is in the
process of organization and once preparations
are completed, it is estimated that two years
will be necessary to effect the transfer of
industries to other Asiatic countries.
CGhina is expected to receive the largest
chunk of economic reparations from Japan,
while the Philippines and Australia and New
Zealand will fall in second and third cat-
economic development. It is also possible that
transfer of the industries may have to be
effected in a more indirect way, since a long
period of inoperation lessens the value of
machinery and other equipment.
Whatever the actual method decided upon,
it is encouraging to see that reparations may
have a healthy effect on a country's economy
rather than crippling it further.
-Phyllis L. Kaye
' I say it's not enough to teach
the child Latin and algebra-
That's the essence of my report.
Whether the other members of the
Part of Baxter's analysis
is serious. Part frivolous.
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