THE MICIIGAN H ILY
SUNDAY, NOVMBE 3, 1649~
Right To Expression
DR. RUTHVEN WAS strongly criticized this The absurdity of Mr. Welsh'
week in a Detroit newspaper on two tle analysis.
counts: (1) for so-called "propagandizing" activ-
ities,ad()fr igthUnesiyamn It is perfectly all right with
ities and (2) for using the University alumni large cities in the state expen
rolls to mail a circular letter condemning Pr'o- time, money and effort in ana
posal No. 2 which would divert part of the sales the electorate's OK on Proposa
tax to local' government units. state servants" are not suppose
On the first count, Mayor George Welsh of tions-even on matters whic
Grand Rapids, the principal assailant said: "It It's as simple as that.
is regrettable that paid state servants are being Mr. Welsh's illogical stateme
used to propagandize labor and the farmers. It dication of the tactics being us
is calamitous when the president of a university al's protagonists.
is so used."sr.
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
s stand needs lit-
Mr. Welsh if the
cd a great deal of
attempt to obtain
1 No. 2, but "paid
ed to have convic-
h concern them.
ant is only one in-
ed by the Propos-
Sholem Asch, 438 pages, $3.00,
Putnam & Sons
Before investigating Mr. Welsh's statement,
it should be pointed out that Mr. Welsh is not
opposed to Proposal No. 2. He was one of its
What Mr. Welsh is really saying is that "the
president" of the University of Michigan has no
right to express himself concerning issues in
which he has a special interest.
In effect, the mayor of Grand Rapids holds
that it is "calamitous" for Dr. Ruthven to take
sides publicly on an issue of state-wide interest.
Such action on 'the part of the University
President is termed "propagandizing'.
On the second count, using the alumni rolls
to influence voters, it can only be said that such
use of the rolls is certainly in no way "calami-
State-appropriated funds were not used to
finance the mailing, it has been pointed out.
Politicians throughout the state are not now
and rarely have been in position to attack what
they choose to term "underhanded political
It reminds one of the people-in-glass houses
Verbal Tug-of- War
TUSDAY'S ELECTION results will probably
begin another two years of a verbal tug-of-
war on vital reconversion issues between Con-
gress and the Administration regardless of whe-
ther Democrats or Republicans wrest control of
At least that is the impression one gleans
from statements made by the Congressional
candidates for this area in the election issue of
The Citizen's News, published by the Ann Arbor
Citizens' Council. These statements are in the
form of answers to questions on current prob-
lems by Senatorial candidates Arthur H. Van-
denberg (Rep.) and James H. Lee (Dem.) and
Congressional candidates Earl C. Michener
(Rep.) and William F. Kelley (Dem.).
Here is how they line up on the questions put
to them. When queried on what action Con-
gress should take to improve the housing situa-
tion, Vandenberg answered, "we probably have
enough 'law'. The great necessity probably is
for more effective administration of the 'law'
already existing." Lee contended that Congress
should immediately pass the Wagner-Ellender-
Taft Housing Act.
In specifying economic measures Congress
should adopt to check inflation and prevent
deflation, Vandenberg stated that a restora-
tion of full production and free competition
is our only defense against inflation with less
reliance on government and less interference
by government with the natural process in our
complex economic life. He further stated we
must stop deficit spending and deficit financ-
ing and demobolize our enormous bureaucracy
as soon as possible. Lee, however, advocated
increased taxation and restoration of the ex-
cess profits tax in order to drain off excessive
earnings and incomes.
On economic policies to stimulate maximum
production and employment, Vandenberg cited
"incentive taxation" and "incentive wages" as
aids in this direction while Lee espoused restor-
ation of a genuine effective QPA and prohibition
of the use of any critical maaterials for luxury
or non-needed housing and products.
1]Vichener and Kelley also were diametrically
opposed on issues presented to them relating to
labor policy. Michener expressed the view that
the Wagner Act should be modified to permit
employers to initiate a representation election
among their employees. Kelley, however, felt
that representation is purely a problem of labor,
and labor organizations and employer interfer-
ence should not be permitted.
On the question of legislation making labor
unions liable through suit for violation of con-
tract terms, Michener approved. Kelley dis-
approved while favoring the use of Labor
Courts with broad powers for the settlement
of all management labor disputes.
Michener favored modification of the Norris-
LaGuardia Act to permit federal courts wider
powers to restrain picketing violence and sec-
ondary boycotts, whereas Kelley felt this could
be taken care of by his proposed system of La-
From the views expressed it is apparent that
the wide disparity of cures for our economic
ills are patterned along traditional party lines
with an understandable return of the Democrats
to Administration policies.
But whichever way the political tide flows
Tuesday, it is also evident that the minority par-
ty will be powerful enough to make it well nigh
impossible for any constructive program to be
AGAIN MR. ASCH succeeds with his deep,
rich insight into human nature and pro-
found understanding of life in a book which, I
think, equads both "The Nazarene" and "The
Apostle". His great love for people which ab-
solves them of their sins and his spiritual force
combine with his understanding and intellectual
force to produce a novel that will move the most
The setting is perfect. The story starts in
about 1905; the place is 48th street at the East
River where immigrants from Germany, Rus-
sia, and Poland have brought their powerful
Jewish tradition to mix with the Catholics
from Ireland, Italy and Germany. Trying to
mix people with these seemingly insurmount-
able barriers of prejudice and religion is like
the mixture of oil and water; and yet their
common struggle against the poverty and
moral deadening brought on by the infamous
sweat shops is the vessel which holds them
together-they hate each other; but a myster-
ious, irresistible bond unites them.
From these conditions arise several main
themes which are conveyed through the Moshe
Wolf Davidowsky household, the Jewish grocers
for the neighborhood. This is a house divided.
On the one side is the pious, saintly father,
Moshe Wolf, and his brilliant conscientious son,
Nathan, left crippled and embittered by a dead-
ly epidemic of infantile paralysis; on the other
is the worldly mother Deborah, and her favorite
son, the clever practical Irving. The profound
sadness which finally kills the saintly Moshe is
brought about by the process of Americanization
which drove Irving to form his sweat shops in
order to achieve the happiness which he thought
could be attained only by the power and secur-
ity of money-the blood money of his brothers:
This fever also took hold of Rachel, Irving's
beautiful childhood sweetheart, and Mary Mc-
Carthy, the devout Catholic girl whom Irving
had to marry. From this marriage to Mary two
more themes developed. One was the prejudice
of his mother and the other Jewish women who
had anticipated and tried to negotiate his mar-
riage to Rachel Greenstock. The other was the
bitter struggle of religion and tradition against
the powerful human instinct of love-Nathan's
overwhelming sexual desire, and later a strong
spiritual love (apologies to Freud), which was
thwarted first by his early natural love for Mary
and her baptised son which tore against his
The love which pervades the entire book in-
tegrates the themes of individual and social
conflicts. Out of this tragic setting, it brings
* * *
General Book List
Asch, Sholem-East river. New York, Putnam,
Crow, James Armstrong-Meet the South Amer-
icans. New York, Doubleday, 1946.
Laxness, Halldor-Independent people. New
York, Knopf, 1946.
Mason, Alpheus Thomas - Brandeiss: a free
man's life. New York, Viking, 1946
Sanderson, Ivan T.-Animal tales: An anthology
of animal literature of all countries. New
York, Knopf, 1946.
Stowe, Leland-While time remains. New York
Tutoring Pro gram
IT TAKES A long time for news to travel
through West Engineering Building, but Tau
Beta Pi members believe that student interest
in the free tutoring program for veterans will
continue to mount rapidly during the coming
Although reaction to the program, which
started this week, has been reported as favorable,
members of the honor society sponsoring the
program expect a much heavier enrollment in
The great majority of students in the Col-
lege of Engineering are not aware of the exis-
tence of the tutoring program. Veterans inter-
ested in obtaining competent instruction, com-
pletely free of charge, in a subject in which they
are having difficulty should ask the instructors
of these courses for information concerning the
time and place of the weekly tutoring section
for that course.
Too much credit cannot be given to Tau
Beta Pi for initiating and conducting this tu-
toring program. The increasing rush on the
services offered by the society will undoubted-
ly prove that the nineteen participating mem-
bers, by sacrificing their own time and ef-
forts, are filling a definite and important de-
Russian Foreign Policy
Russia's foreign policy is made in the Kremlin,
but the Kremlin has its ears to the ground. Jos-
eph Stalin is where he is today primarily be-
cause he always knew how much the traffic
would bear and when enough was enough . . .
Rusia's foreign policy does not originate with
the masses-foreign policy seldom does. But it
will not go far beyond their disapproval.
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
form to the office of the Assistant to the
President, Room 1021 Angell Hll, by 3:00
p.m. on the day preceding publication
(11:00 a.m. Saturdays).
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1946
VOL. LVII, No. 36
Before us is the ReligioushCensus
of the year as reported by the Stu-
dent Religious Association, Lane Hall.
In membership nineteen religious
affiliations, Baptist, Catholic,
Friends, etc. are shown. These nine-
teen have 11,217 of the 17,846 ac-
counted for. The other 6,629 are di-
vided about equally between those
who record a preference (3,102) for
one of the faiths or denominations
and those who have no preference
(3,527). Apparently we have a big
five-the No Preference 3,527; Cath-
olics, 2,070; Methodists, 2,010; Pres-
byterians, 1,489; Episcopalian, 1,254;
a total of 10,350. The other fifteen
affiliations thus amounting to less
than 5,000 oftour student body.
However, there are many evidences
that the devotion, group integration
and religious significance of the
smaller unit compensate for their
modest number. Such groups as the
Friends with 27, the Eastern Ortho-
dox, with 84 plus another 17 showing
that preference; the Unitarian, 49
with an additional 65 registering
such preference; the Evangelical-Re-
form, 26 devoted to this altar; the
Disciples with 147; and the Reformed
students, 114 in all year after year
are certain to show fully a ninety-
per cent loyalty to their religious
practices, whereas those in the large
Protestant groups practice approxi-
mately only a fifty per cent response.
The groups of medium strengths,
numerically, according to the census
are the Jewish, 774 with an additional
532 stating such preference, 1,306 in
all; the Congregationalists with 867;
Lutherans, 894; and a generalized
group who sign as "Protestant," 1,093.
The diversity of religious affilia-
tion, however, is not understood un-
til we observe that the groups having
less than ten each are: Agnostic, All
Saints,.A.M.E., Apostolic, Assembly of
God, Atheist, Bahai, Mission Cov-
enant, Christian Missionary Alliance,
Church of God, Covenant, Ethical
Culture, Free Methodist, Grace Bible
Fellowship, Humanist, Immaculate
Conception, Mennonite, Moravian,
Nazarene, Pentecostal, Pilgrim Holi-
ness, Salvation Army, Seventh Day
Adventist, Swedenborgian, Transfig-
uration, United Church of Canada,
The question of religion may
seem foreign to a State University
due to the traditional separation
of Church and State. However, it
is freedom of religion which is
guarded by statute. The forbidden
aspect relates to sectarian empha-
sis, not state funds being available
for any sect. In the main this re-
lates to the organized denomina-
tion or creed and not to religious
ideas, religious thought, and the
study of religion on its merits.
Also this census revealsmthat a
University population is even more
definitely committed to religion than
is the whole population of the United
States. The national ratio is sixty
per cent while our university popula-
tion records about seventy per cent
as having religious affiliation. Of
course any liberal people, the Uni-
versity included, is non-conformist
to a far higher degree than the gen-
eral public. Hence we are often re-
ferred to as the Godless University
of the State. In such cases we can
always point out that at this Uni-
versity of civic origin, due to the
professional schools being here, there
are at Ann Arbor more Baptists than
at Kalamazoo or Hillsdale Colleges,
founded by that church, more Meth-
odists than at Albion or Adrian, more
Presbyterians than at Alma and
Olivet. These colleges of t h e
Churches, of course do not sustain
Law, Engineering, Medicine, Educa-
tional and Graduate departments.
This tends to account for the massing
of students of any given classification
in Ann Arbor rather than at the Col-
leges of the Church.
Guests from other countries are
not reported in this Census, as yet.
The great religious, Hinduism, Con-
fucian, Islam, Buddhist, Zoroaster-
ian and the other have their repre-
sentatives among us, thus lending
as much color to the metaphysical
landscape and as great interest to
campus culture as their costumes add
to our common life.
Edward W. Blakeman
Counselor in Religious Education
University Press Club of Michigan:
At the annual meeting of the organ-
ization, Nov. 7-9, the University will
be host to a large group of editors
and publishers. There is need for a
number of both single and double
rooms for Thursday and Friday
nights, Nov. 7 and 8. If faculty mem-
bers have such rooms available, they
are asked to call Campus Extension
485 any afternoon between 2:00 and
F. E. Robbins
Deadline for Veteran Book and
Supply Orders:nDec. 20, 1946, has
been set as the final date for the ac-
ceptance of veteran book and supply
orders at the bookstores. All faculty
members are requested to anticipate
material needed through the end of
the semester and authorize same on
or before Dec. 20. All back-orders
for material not in stock at the book-
stores will be canceled as of Dec. 20.
Bibliography of Publications (1943-
45) by members of the several facul-
ties of the University are available
for distribution in the office of the
Graduate School for those faculty
members who did not receive copies
through the mall.
-Dean R. A. Sawyer
Seniors, College of L. S. & A., and
Schools of Education, Music, and
Public Health: Tenative lists of sen-
iors for February graduation have
been posted on the bulletin board in
Room 4 University Hall. If your
name is misspelled or the degree ex-
pected incorrect, please notify the
Students, College of Literature,
Science and the Arts: Applications
for scholarships for the year, 1947-
48, should be made before Nov. 23.
Application forms mnay be obtained
at 1220 Angell Hall and should be
filed at that office.
Baccaloni and "Messiah" tickets:
Tickets for the second extra concert
to be given by Salvatore Baccaloni,
Thurs., Dec. 5, as well as tickets for
the "Messiah" performances (Sat-
urday evening, Dec. 14, and Sunday
afternoon, Dec. 15) are on sale at
the offices of the University Musical
Society, Burton Memorial Tower. A
limited number of tickets for several
of the individual concerts in the
Choral Union Series are also avail-
Job Registration: Students are re-
minded that Monday and Tuesday
are the last days to pick up their Job
Registration materialat the Bureau
of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall.
Office Hours are from 9:00 a. m to
12:00 noon and 2:00 to 4:00 p. m.
Beginning Wednesday, a late regis-
tration fee of $1.00 must be paid, at
the Cashier's office before registra-
tion material may be secured.
Job registration applies to Febru-
ary, June and August graduates, al-
so to graduate 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: Teach-
er Placement and General Place-
ment. The General Division includes
service to people seeking positions
in business, industrysand professions
other than education.
It is important to register NOW
because employers are already ask-
ing for February and June gradu-
Girls' Cooperative Houses: There
will be five openings in girls' cooper-
ative houses next term. Anyone in-
terested should call FredaPerez, 5974.
Willow Run Village
West Court Community Bldg.:
Sun., Nov. 3, 3:00 p. in., All resi-
dents of the Village are invited to
meet with the Rev. J. Edgar Ed-
wards, Chaplain and Director of
the Willow Run Village Religious
Council of Churches (Interdemon-
inational), for a discussion. Room
Mon., Nov. 4, 7:30-9:30 p. m., Rev.
Mr. Edwards, Religious Counseling,
Room 8; 8:00 p. m., University of
Wisconsin Alumnae Coffee Hour.
Tues., Nov. 5, Ypsilanti Township
Voting; 8:00 p. m., Wives of Stu-
dent Veterans Club, Room 7; 8:00
p. m., Extension Class in Spanish,
meeting at Ross School.
Wed., Nov. 6, 8:00 p im., Wednes-
day Night Lecture Series, Glenn D.
McGeoch, Professor of the History
of Music, "How to Listen to a Sym-
phony."; 7:30-9:30 p. m., Rev. Mr.
Edwards, Religious Counseling,
Thurs., Nov. 7, 2:00 p. m., Open
class in Prenatal and Infant Care,
Miss Roth will speak on the subject
"Care of the Infant from Birth to
one year"; 8:00 p. m., Extension
Class in Psychology; 8:00 p. m.,
Sewing Club; 8:00 p. m., Bridge Ses-
Fri., Nov. 8, 8:00 p. m., Classical
Sat., Nov. 9, 8:00-11:30 p. m.,
Dance, Refreshments, Bridge.
West Lodge Willow Villae:
University Lecture: Dr. Erwin Pan-
ofsky, Professor of history of art in
the Institute of Advanced Studies,
Princeton, N.J., will lecture on Wed.,
Nov. 6, at 4:15 p.m., in the Rackham
Amphitheatre under the auspices of
the Department of Fine Arts. His
subject will be "Et in Arcadia Ego."
The public is cordially invited.
Students in C 175, Psychology of
Child Development: Report to Rack-
ham Lecture Hall at class period at
2:00 p. in., Tues., Nov. 5, to hear lec-
ture by Dr. Burlingame.
Mathematics 300: The Orientation
seminar will meet at 7:00 p. in., Mon.,
Nov. 4, in Rm. 3001 Angell Hall. An-
other Paradox on the Decomposition
of a Sphere will be presented.
Mathematics Seminar on Dynam-
ical Systems will meet at 3:00 p. in.,
Mon., Nov. 4, in 3201 Angell Hall.
Prof. Kaplan will speak on "The
Foundations of Mechanics."
Inorganic Chemistry Seminar will
meet at 5:00 p. in., Tues., Nov. 5, in
Rm. 151 Chemistry Bldg. Mr. R.
J. Good will speak on "Composition
and Structure of Clays: I6n Ex-
change and Related Properties." All
interested are invited.
History 11, Lecture Section 2. Mid-
semester: 3:00 p. mn. Thurs., Nov. 7.
Leslie's and Drummond's sections in
1025 Angell Hall. McCulloch's and
Slosson's sections in 25 Angell Hall.
Hyma's, Heidman's, Young's and
Johnston's sections in Natural Sci-
Veterans' Tutorial Program: The
tutorial section of English 2, taught
by Mr. William Gram on Friday aft-
ernoons, has been discontinued. Mr.
Gram's Tuesday and Thursday sec-
tions have extended half an hour.
The Cleveland Orchestra, George
Szell, Conductor will give the third
program in the Choral Union Series
at 7:00 p. in., Nov. 10, in Hill Audi-
torium. Mr. Szell will include the
following numbers: "Vsyehrad"
from "My Country" (Smetaqna);
Three Sea Interludes from "Peter
Grimes" (Britten); "Don Juan", Op.
20 (Strauss); and Schubert's Sym-
phony No. 7 in C major.
The public is requested to be seat-
ed on time, as the concert will begin
promptly. Doors will be closed dur-
Carillon Recital: Sidney F. Giles,
Assistant Carillonneur, will be heard
in another program in the current
series at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Program: Boely's Prelude No. 1, Sil-
ver Threads Among the Gold, Dark
Eyes, None but the Lonely Heart;
Mr. Giles' own composition, Gavotte;
Fantasia by Staf Nees, March by
Handel, Minuet in G by Beethoven,
and will close with Sonatina No. 4
by Ignace Pleyel.
Human Heredity: Museum Rotun-
da. Through November, 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. week days; 2:00 to 5:00
International Center: Mrs. George
A. Fitch, nationally known and bril-
liant lecturer and writer on China,
will be the guest speakr on the In-
ternational Center's Sunday night
program. This lecture is in conjunc-
tion with the Fall Campaign of the
University Committee on United
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AVC Bonus Stand.. .
To the Editor:
IN VIEW OF THE large number of student-
citizen-veterans on campus, and in view of its
highly controversial nature it is felt that an ex-
planation of our stand on the proposed Michi-
gan state bonus is in order. Wed. night at our.
regular meeting the University Chapter of AVC'
went on record by an overwhelming majority
of the membership present against the proposed
amendment to the Constitution of Michigan ad-
vocating a veterans bonus.
In line with a general policy to fight inflation
in any ,manner possible we believe that adding
$550,000,000 to the large amount of money al-
ready in circulation could have only an infla-
tionary effect. This proposal does nothing to
increase production or the short supply of goods
but just increases an already overblown pur-
The amendment as stated makes no provision
for the financing of the measure. Considering
the present tax structure of this state the only
possible means of this financing would be
through regressive taxation, such as sales and
excise taxes which would work against the low-
er income groups.
In effect this would mean that we, the vet-
erans would be accepting a loan now when
money is comparatively plentiful, a loan. that
would have to be repaid in the future when
its scarcity will be more pronounced.
We do not feel that the politicians should be
allowed to salve their consciences by proclaim-
ing this to be their payment of the public's
debt to the veteran. We want 'better housing,
full 'employment, extension of health benefits,
and progressive legislation to reduce discrimin-
ation and increase the opportunities for all cit-
These are the reasons we have taken this
stand, and we feel that they are valid, rational
objections to this proposal.
-Bob Slaff, AVC Public Relations
Editorial Page ...
To the Editor:
I THINK THE Daily has one of the finest Edi-
torial Pages of any paper I have read. Usually
the editorial page holds no appeal for me, but
f+hP tinly ,-ffanrc nii vn~rA viP nk4 i nf.a iiA*P1 1
IF VARIETY IS the spice of life, this week's
record offerings ought to be pretty good sea-
soning. There is little in the way of homogene-
ity, unless it be that all three of the following
albums are put out by Columbia.
Those who enjoyed the Istomin concert last
Wednesday may be interested in his piano re-
cording of the Bach Clavier Concerto No. 1 in D
minor, with the Adolf Busch Chamber players
providing the orchestral accompaniment. Orig-
inally written as a violin concerto, the work was
later transcribed for Clavier. In its rapid pas-
sage work of the first and third movements and
in the lyric melodic quality of the second move-
ment the work reveals its original medium. For
the lay music lover, it is Bach in one of his
most listenable moments.
A neat little album of two ten-inch discs is
the recording of four of Richard Strauss early
lieder. Lotte Lehmann, as the interpreter par
excellence of this type of song, needs no intro-
duction. The four numbers are "Serenade,"
"Tomorrow", "All Soul's Day", and "Dedication".
From the point of view of recording technique
there seems to be a lack of sonority, more es-
pecially noticeable in the piano accompaniment.
The album is a good "acquainted" selection for
the person who is just starting a "classical"
record library and has to keep his expenditures
within the budget. The price is a mere $2.43.
A neat potpourri guaranteed to set your feet
tapping is an album by the Philadelphia "Pops"
orchestra directed by Ormandy and Saul Caston.
This typical "pops" fare is called "Dance' and
consists of Gliere's "Russian Sailor's Dance";
the "Batuque", a Brazilian native ritual dance
by Fernandez; the "Dance of the Comedians" by
Smetana; Dvorak's Slavonic Dance No. 10; the
well worn Brahms Hungarian Dance No. 5; and
of course, no album would be complete without
a Strauss waltz-this one is the favorite "Wine,
Women, and Song."
,don't want you to get a wrong impression.
I'm happy for your father's success. In his
recent tiff with the School Board- But for
my 'part, I eschew the limelight. Preferring
Gosh, Mr. O'Malley! Did you WISH
for Pop's success? Did you wave
your magic cigar...? Is that why
Pop's name is in the newspaper?
Er- In an absent-minded moment, m'boy,
I may have made a small arc. Like this.
But don't breathe a word to him. Let him
go on believing that he fought the good