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Michigan FEPC Campaign

I70MANY of us, service in the armed forces
overseas presented an opportunity to sub-
ject our beloved homeland to an objective scrut-
From lonely and detached positions, America
was revealed to us as a land of unfulfilled prom-
ise. In a sense, America reminded some of us of
the street-walker who unsuccessfully attempts
to hide her shame under a veil of fine clothes
and jewels, for while representing itself to the
world as a paragon of democracy, America was,
in reality, crushing its minority peoples under
an iron heel of wanton prejudice and discrim-
At the same time that American men and
women of all colors and creeds joined hands
in a determined effort to expunge fascism,
Chicago, Detroit, and Los Angeles erupted in
a series of racial conflicts, and the Nisei of
America were systematically uprooted from
their homes and relocated in internment
When observed from a distance, it became
evident that as a consequence of the tragic con-
flict between the theory and the practice of
American society, America was ignorantly dis-
sipating human resources which were potential-
ly capable of making a great contribution to our
treasury of spiritual and material wealth.
Cognizant of this tremendous waste, the
late President Roosevelt created by Executive
Order in June, 1941, the Committee on Fair
Employment Practice to promote the fullest
utilization of all available manpower through
the elimination of discriminatory employ-
ment practices. Basically, this and. another
Executive Order which followed it provided
that all agencies of the Government of the
United States shall include in all contracts
a provision obligating contractors not to dis-
criminate against any employe or applicant
for employment because of race, creed, color
or natural origin.
In order to carry out the provisions of the
order, the Committee was empowered to conduct
hearings upon receipt of complaints, make find-
ings of facts, and take appropriate steps to erad-
icate discriminatory practices.
Although the Committee on Fair Employ-
ment Practice was conspicuously successful dur-
ing World War II, it was forced to abandon

operations when a coalition of Southern Demo-
crats, led by such exponents of white supremacy
as Bilbo and Rankin, prevented Congress from
renewing its mandate late in 1945.
With the death of the Fair Employment
Practice Commission, many states immediately
enacted legislation to replace it, among them
New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. In
recognition of the urgent need for similar
legislation in Michigan, bills for the estab-
lishment of a State FEPC have been intro-
duced into the Michigan Legislature for the
past two years.
Despite the fact that such legislation was
supported by every major church, labor, and
civic organization in the state, these bills were
all killed in committee and never succeeded in
reaching the Legislature.
Since each setback has only served to in-
crease the demand for a Fair Employment Prac-
tices Law, the Civil Rights Congress of Michi-
gan, supported by numerous other groups
throughout the state, will launch an FEPC Ini-
tiative Petition Campaign Nov. 6 to secure
enough signatures of registered voters to com-
pel the Legislature-to act on the measure.
In order to receive legislative considera-
tion the signatures of eight per cent of the
persons who vote in the Nov. 5 elections must
be obtained by Dec. 1. If the Legislature then
rejects or amends the bill, the State Constitu-
tion provides that the measure must be con-
sidered by a referendum vote of the people at
the next general election.
Beginning immediately following the State
and Congressional elections, student members of
AVC, IRA, MYDA, SRA and the Lawyers Guild
will distribute literature, while petitions will be
circulated, in a door-to-door canvass of Ann
Arbor by the Independent Citizens Committee,
Willow Village AVC, the League of Women Vot-
ers and the Ann Arbor Cooperative Council.
Since initiative procedure in Michigan pro-
vides only 24 days for the collection of signa-
tures, only the active help of every individual
and organization interested in the establishment
of a Fair Employment Commission capable of
realizing the American dream of equality of
opportunity will assure a victorious campaign.
-Joe Frein

cLetteri to the 6ior

6/IOle rnthin9
WE'RE ARRIVING at a new stage of political
development in America these days, some-
thing very similar to that which is found in the
International Cartels -- the gentleman's agree-
ment. We'll leave your domestic and foreign
policy alone, says Mr. Lee; I'll stay away from
Detroit, says Mr. Vandenberg. No matter what
the issue, foreign policy or otherwise, we'll not
be too critical of one another.
Last Saturday was an example of the ab-
surdity to which this gentlemanliness was car-
ried, when the state Democratic machine put
the pressure on Mr. Wallace to refrain from
criticizingVandenberg's foreign policy. Through-
out the campaign, several of the nominees speak-
ing up-state have lauded Mr. Vandenberg's stel-
lar role in the peace-making.
The Democratic machine is obviously look-
ing for party prestige and a strong machine
vote to carry the election, if they've not al-
ready acceded the seat to Vandenberg. How-
ever, they have overlooked a great many
things. During a non-presidential year, the
actual vote is very slight in comparison to the
presidential year. The overwhelming person-
ality of President Roosevelt, which in the past
had been a factor of itself, is gone forever.
The political ruse reaches the point of trav-
esty when we are told that Mr. Vandenberg
could not campaign because -of his responsibili-
ties to the UN. This is sheer nonsense. There
is no politician who will remain away from his
constituency when he sees his tenure of office
threatened. It is not conceivable that Mr. Van-
denberg would have remained at Flushing had
a protracted and vigorous effort been made by
the Democratic machine to reach the broad
masses of the voters. Instead, they left the
brunt of the work to the most progressive
groups within the party.
Mr. Vandenberg, since the inception of
his political career, has been a consistent re-
actionary. The fact that he emerged during
the war as a champion of a peace organiza-
tion does by no means make his outlook on
international affairs kindred to Roosevelt's.
He has consistently done his best to destroy
whatever Big Three unity Roosevelt created.
-But one cannot divorce his foreign policy
from his domestic. The two do not stand
apart. Unless one strives for a real pros-
perity at home he cannot be seeking any-
thing but a sham peace abroad.
Which of Mr. Vandenberg's efforts in the
Senate have been directed toward curbing in-
flation? There have been none. How does Mr.
Vandenberg feel about the Full Employment
bill, the Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill, the per-
manent housing bill, and every other measure
which directly concerns the pocketbook of the
people? -His voting record speaks for itself.
His stand has been consistently opposed to any
measures which concern social legislation. Com-
plete leissez-faire is his cry, regardless of the
On the face of this, how can the Demo-
cratic machine plead innocence in the name
of party unity? Of what value is this sham
unity when it means the re-election for six
years of one of the most powerful reactionary
voices of the Senate? The resolution to this
dilemma remains before the people at the
polls. ,
All of this points further to the ever-widen-
ing breach between the Progressives who met
at Chicago and the Democrats who are willing
to come to agreements.
-E. E. Ellis
Current Movies
At the State . .
THE BIG SLEEP (Warners), Bogart and Ba-

IT DOESN'T matter where you come in on
this picture, because even if you see it from
the beginning you're going to have some trouble
following its numerous twists and turns. No
matter what angle the story's viewed from, it's
confusing. It's also proof that a picture doesn't
have to rely on plot to be good. This deal sports
an assortment of flashy cars, congenial thugs,
amorous women, numerous killings, and some
downright neat dialogue. Mr. and Mrs. B. have
obviously been rehearsing their scenes at home
nights. Some of their lines were almost too pat.
*'U * *
At the Michigan .,.
IF I'M LUCKY (20th Century), Perry Como,
Harry James, Phil Silvers.
T HIS PICTURE is strictly from hunger. It's
one of those sad affairs where the spectator
feels sorrowful that a bunch of relatively nice
people have to sink so low to earn their living.
Only the most ardent of James fans could sit
through this one without some gnashing of the
teeth. Being a musical, it's exceedingly thin on
plot. That's unfortunate, because the music
isn't so hot either. The only thing that kept
me in my seat throughout was the thought that
it had to get better. It didn't.
-Joan Fiske

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Abolish Union Tradition

To the Editor:
W HAT a tragedy! The Union's "time-honored"
tradition of forcing its femininity to use the
side door is being violated. This great institu-
tion's progenitors are probably revolving in their
caskets at the mere thought of it. A "time-hon-
ored" traditidn, indeed. A tradition which serves
such useful purposes as embarrassing an occa-
sional old lady who happens not to know how
"time-honored" it really is. And what a con-
venience, too. I marvel at the thought of what
mature minds must have concocted this ritual
of subordination. What a large world theirs
must have been, to concern themselves with such
far-reaching issues. And what a large field of
vision we have, who follow blindly in their ill-
placed footsteps. Seriously now, don't you think
that it's about time to abolish this silly rule-
just for the sake of the records. I would hate
for posterity to assume that our scope of vision
was as narrow as past generations.
If I were a woman, like women I would enter
and leave with the laundry-by the side door.
But if I were a lady, I would walk proudly up the
front steps, and expect any gentleman worthy of
the name to open the door for me.
-Frank H. Meyerran
* * *
Keeper of Tradition
To the Editor:
CETAINLY am glad that George has been
replaced at the Union as "Girl keeper from
entering front door." This tradition of refusing
the female sex entrance at the great Union front
door must be continued. Maybe some people
will want to know why. We ain't gonna say.
Oh yes! - Why it's tradition,, whatever that
I hope this new inexperienced man can
handle the job. Naturally he can't live up to
George's standards at first, for George spent hi
entire life in the good tradition. Let's all act
according to tradition. Then we don't have td%
figure out what is good or bad.
I want to give my support to this Union tra-
dition. I will send my wife around to the alley
door when I decide to enter the great shrine.
-Robert W. Bagley
Conscientious Objection
To the Editor:
YES,I WAS ONE of the 15,000 who did not
vote in the campus elections, and here's why:
Miss Levy is right; unintelligent voting is
the point, but, as conditions are now, it is al-
most impossible to be an intelligent voter.
The student body is far too large for anyone
even to know the smallest number of candidates
personally, or even by sight. I never heard, or
even heard of, a campaign speech given by any
of the candidates. It is true, there were pub-
lished statements in The Daily (limited to 100
words) in which each listed his accomplish-
ments. laving very little room for any very

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Wear Your Rubbers
To the Editor:
LET'S ALL tear down and vote! For what?
For three student representatives on the
Board in Control of Student Publications. Three
students on a board of eleven, the board which
decreed in 1944 that no student publication shall,
criticize the Administration, nor the activities
of the men therein.
Vote for the students on Men's Judiciary,
who administer a policy set by their elders. Vote
for your representatives on the Union staff, who
administer the non-profit activities of a profit-
making concern. Run along and vote, kiddies,
but wear your rubbers and watch out when you
cross the street.
-Wm. Penoyar
* * *
Scientific Research
To the Editor:,
IN YESTERDAY'S Daily I read with some as-
tonishment that in a psychology class recently
the instructor, after berating the students for
the poor showing they made on a quizz, ended
by admitting laughingly that the whole tirade
was a hoax, designed by him for the purpose
of studying facial expressions. Now I am all for
the advancement of science, but I thought that
the purpose of the scientific experiment in the
classroom at least was to provide instruction
for the students rather than to the instructor.
May I suggest that next time the students pro-
cure some official stationery and send on it a
letter informing him that his salary has been
reduced. Then they can study his expression to
their considerable profit.
-Warren E. Blake
,* * *
Matter of Manners
To the Editor:
IT MAY BE ONLY the men I happen to know,
but it seems to be an unfortunate habit of the
fellows on campus to refuse to leave their names
or a message when they phone a girl and she
isn't at home. I realize that each of them prob-
ably thinks that he is the only man calling her
and that there is no necessity for him to identify
himself, but may the co in co-educational re-
mind the men that the war is over? And it does
seem to us girls that it is purely a matter of
bad manners to refuse to tell your name. Be-
sides, we have enough worrying to do over eight
o'clock econ bluebooks, the twenty-seven cents
we have left to eat on for three days, and blue
eyes, without driving ourselves absolutely batty
trying to figure out who in the heck the "beauti-
ful voice that called at 7:20" could have been.
Have pity on us, fellows!
-Joan Kleyenberg

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 Hall, by 3:00
p.m. on the day preceding publication
(11:00 a.m. Saturdays).
VOL. LVH, No. 37
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
4:00 o'clock.
F. E. Robbins
Deadline for Veteran Book and
Supply Orders: Dec. 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 mail.
-Dean R. A. Sawyer
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 con-
ferences with their high school prin-
Women students wishing to attend
the Ohio State University football
game are requested to file in the
Office of the Dean of Women a let-
ter from a parent or guardian giving
permission for the trip and stating
the mode of transportation. When
the letter has been filed, permission
slips will be issued for the informa-
tion of the house directors.
Student Veterans: Due to the ex-
tensive confusion which exists on the
part of many people with regard to
reporting compensation, the follow-
ing is called to your attention.
There are two types of notices
being called for by the Veterans Ad-
ministration. The first, Form 12B,
is a small check-sized blank for re-
'porting any compensation received
during August; September or Octo-
ber. This form was enclosed with
the October check. It must be filed

in the Detroit Regional Office by
November 5, 1946. If a veteran who
was or who is in training under P.L.
346 received a subsistence check dur-
ing the month of October for subsis-
tence due from a previous period of
training, but did not receive the
Form 12B, he may obtain a dupli-
cated Form 12B from the Veterans
Service Bureau, Room 1516 Rackham,
to make his report. Those men who
did not receive a check during the
month of-October or who were not
in training on August 8, 1946, are not
concerned with filing this report of
The second, Form 7-1961, is the
means of reporting compensation an-
ticipated for the coming period of
enrollment. This report is required
of all veterans enrolled under P.L.
346 and must be filed within 60 days
after entering training under P.L.
346. These forms were enclosed with
notice of Authorization of Education
or Training Subsistence Allowance
or with the Certificate of Eligibility
and Entitlement for those veterans
who applied for benefits after Sep-
tember 15, 1946.
Job Registration: Students are re-
minded that Monday and Tuesday
are the last days to pick up their Job
Registration material at 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, industry and professions
other than education.
It is important to register NOW
because employers are already ask-
ing for February and June gradu-
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 i
Room 4 University Hall. If you
name is misspelled or the degree ex-
pected incorrect, please notify the
Counter Clerk.
Baccaloni and "Messiah" tickets:
Tickets for the second extra concert
to be given by Salvatore Baccaloni
Thurs., Dec. 5, as well as tickets fo
the "Messiah" performances (Sat-
urday evening, Dec. 14, and Sunda
afternoon, Dec. 15) are on sale at
the offices of the University Musica
Society, Burton Memorial Tower. A
limited number of tickets for several
of the individual concerts in the
Choral Union Series are also avail-
Willow Run Village
West Court Community Bldg.:
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. m., 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,
Room 8.

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 Rackhamx
Amphitheatre under the auspices of
the Department of Fine Arts. His
subject will be ."Et in Arcadia Ego."
The public is cordially invited.
The Mayo Lecture: Dr. John M.
Waugh of the Mayo Clinic will give
the annual Mayo Lecture Nov. 13, in
the main amphitheater of University
Hospital at 8:00 p.m. His subject
is "Carcinoma of the Rectosigmoid
with Special Reference to Resection
with Preservation of the Sphinc-
ters." Medical students, faculty, and
anyone interested may attend.
Louis P. Lochner, head of the
Associated Press in Berlin from 1926
until his internment in 1941 and first
American journalist to return to
Germany at the close of the War,
will be presented Thursday evening
at 8:30 in Hill Auditorium as the
third number on the 1946-47 Lecture
Course. Assigned to cover the trial
of the Nazi war criminals, Mr. Loch-
ner will present first-hand informa-
tion in his lecture "The Nuremberg
Trial." Tickets will be placed on
sale tomorrow morning at the Audi-
torium box office, which will be open
tomorrow from 10:00-1:00, 2:00-5:00,
and Thursday from 10:00-1:00, 2:00-
Academic Notices
Students in C 175, Psychology of
Child Development: Report to Rack-
ham Lecture Hall at class period at
2:00 p. i., Tues., Nov. 5, to hear lec-
ture by Dr. Burlingame.
Education B291 At the class meet-
ing today the topic "Subject Matter
Courses and General Education" will
be presented by Hayward Keniston,
Dean of the College of Literature,
Science and the Arts. Visitors will
be welcome. Class meets in Room
110, University Library, from 7:00
to 9:00 p.m.
History 11, Lecture Section 2. Mid-
semester: 3:00 p. m. 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-
ence Auditorium.
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: Ion Ex-
change and Related Properties." All
interested are invited.
Physical Chemistry Seminar will
meet at 4:15 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 7,
in Room 151 Chemistry Bldg. Mr.
Wilbur C. Bigelow will speak on
"Formation of Oleophobic Films by
Adsorption from Oil Solutions" All
interested are invited.
Special Functions Seminar at 10:00
a.m., Wed., Nov. 6, in Rm. 340 W.
Engineering Mr. Northam will talk
on Orthogonal Polynomials.
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" (Smetana);
Three Sea Interludes from "Peter
Grimes" (Britten); "Don Juan", Op.

20 (Strauss) ; and Schubert's Sym-
phony No. 7 in C major.
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