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To Expedite VA Checks

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TMERE ARE SOME of us who work to fill in
the gap between missing veterans' checks.
A few have rich uncles.
Nobody depends on the VA very much.
There's a good reason for it too. Under the
pr s ent svstem here's what happens when you
errity if you're a vet:
files a copy of your eligibility
e v sity and sends another to
_,higan. Jackson forwards it to
i)r i Datroit it has to pass through 3
kateoffices. After that it goes to Cleve-
Somewhere in Cleveland, the Treas-
'" aepartment takes over.
I yu ever have a change of address or some
nt has to be made, a memorandum is
u' h all these offices.
The al is that some veterans on this cam-
pu have waited as long as 14 months before
rei ing their first checks. A six to nine month
wait is not unusual at all. Present estimates
are that approximately 10 per cent of the stu-
Seaif-S upori
THE MICHIGAN SURVEY, "an organization
cooperating with citizen-groups for better
government", released yesterday figures which
showed that only two out of every five counties
in the state were 100 per cent self-supporting .in
the fiscal year of 1945.
These counties produced more in estimated
state revenue than they received through state
payments benefiting local government, accord-
ing to the Survey. $109,000,000 in state reve-
nue was produced by the self-supporting coun-
ties, of which $103,000,000 was used for purely
state operations and $6,000,000 distributed am-
ong the other counties. Thus the few self-sup-
porting counties not only carried the entire bur-
den of state operations, but also contributed to
the upkeep of the non-self-supporting counties.
Many citizens of the self-supporting counties,
especially Wayne County, which contributes 46
per cent of state revenue, object strenuously to
this state of affairs. They feel that it is neither
right nor just that the citizens of the more
thickly populated and therefore wealthier coun-
ties should bear the entire burden of state fi-
nances and in addition to that have to help sup-
port the less fortunate counties.

dent-veterans are still waiting for their first
checks of the summer semester.
We have a plan.
The armed forces make use of disbursing
.officers who are qualified to pay on vouchers
with cash supplied them by a central office.
A disbursing officer for each district who could
pay at stipulated times each month on the
basis of a money list provided by the local VA
is the simplest and most direct approach.
This plan has been met with approval by pro-
fessional accountants and business administra-
tion teachers. Local VA officials look upon it
Only by a system of decentralization can the
present confusion and lack of responsibility be
eliminated. As it stands, if a veteran is not re-
ceiving his checks, there is nothing he can do
about it except notify the VA on campus. All
they can do is pass a letter on to Jackson.
You know what happens after that.
-Harry Levine
fing Couenties


Perspectives, the first issue of the University
literary magazine
TrHE EDITORIAL on the first page in which
the purpose of the magazine is set forth
states that it reflects the new generation-our
eneration. If this is true, and the first issue
fion, God help us! Sex, drink, death,
dr--- rthly sensualism will obsess us.
i a ych-otic generation. We will make
4:. Epi e and Italy look pale in the'
.... _ ,-Uernmt sensualism.
.,m left little to be desired-it was
Su ia and complete. The review of
Cai"Composer and Critic" was a very.
nu b o~ analysis. Miss Engel appears to
knowledge of music which, aft-
r adig and thought, she used in
rri ical manner. "A Primer for
V L n Thomas" by John Howard is a superb
p i such a thing, I should call it
a e a iece. It is more than a re-
a ; 1,ecalled it, a primer.
to th art and literature. I won't sep-
re beause if the art were taken away,
there w d b nothing left to talk about. The
ltitl poem, "The Twenty-third Elder", in which
Miss~ Reynolds cries for the living Christ is
a ut the enly bright spot. The only other poem
or story wich might be called thought-provok-
ng was "'Pcace in our Time", but then that was
c ippled by the distortion of the British sol-
dirs. So rather than stimulating real thought,
it succeeded only in conveying the feeling of
despair which the Palestine problem produces.
This issue succeeds only in stimulating our
sensitivities, and at this they do a magnificent
job. I can enjoy it from the aesthetic angle
very much. The style of most of the work is
finished and mature, the imagery is vivid, you
can feel and smell "Late Sunday" and El Fan-
gito slums, "San Juan," and "The Children's
Crusade" has a delightful rhythm. "Captain
Squeaky" is very well done; you drink with him,
pick up the women for whom he has no respect
with him, and finally crash with him. "AWoyage"
and "Peace in our Time" were also powerfully
But what is there to think about; what is be-
ing reflected? This first issue is a literary suc-
cess, but is it a true reflection of our generation?
Do these perspectives characterize us?
-Peter Hamill
General Library List
Covarrubias, Miguel-Mexico South. New York,
Knopf, 1946.
Forester, Cecil Scott-Lord Hornblower. Boston,
Little, 1946.
Foster, Michael-House Above the River. Bos-
ton, Little, 1946.
Perkins, Frances-The Roosevelt I Knew. New
York, Viking, 1946.
U. S. Department of State. Committee on atom-
ic energy-A report on the - International
Control of Atomic Energy. Garden City,
New York, Doubleday, 1946.
White, Terence Hanbury-Mistress Masham's
Ti ti- . r _ i t ..u s n r

This seems a narrow and prejudiced view-
point. We recognize that in world affairs the
more fortunate countries, such as the United
States, have a certain obligation toward their
less fortunate brothers; otherwise, why would
we have spent such vast sums of money for
UNRRA relief. Furthermore, we recognize that
the economic and social welfare of these poor-
er countries has a direct bearing on the econo-
mic and social welfare of our own nation.
Why should this principle not apply as well
to our affairs right here at home in the state
of Michigan? Certainly the conditions in the
poorer counties such as Kalkaska and Lake do
have some bearing on the conditions in Wayne
or Washtenaw. For instance, if the school sys-
tems in the poorer counties train their pupils
poorly and insufficiently, it wil certainly affect
the citizens in the metropolitan area if, as oft-
en happens, these pupils later come to Detroit
for work.
The welfare of the state of Michigan is depen-
dent on the welfare of every county in the
state; no county can exist as a separate, inde-
pendent entity. The citizens of the more pros-
perous counties should realize this, and accept
their obligation to contribute to the support of
the counties that are not able to support them-
selves at a decent standard.
-Frances Paine
oCLe11eN 'jto lie &cilor
(EDJTOR'S NOTE: Under the recently announced
policy on Letters To The Editor, worthwhile letters
may be printed at any length at the discrimination of
the Editorial Director.)
Foreign Policy
To the Editor:
MR. QUIMBY HAS questioned the "loyalty"
of Mr. Ellis as a result of' the latter's de-
voting several columns to a criticism of our ores-
ent foreign policy, but has proven nothing in
the process. Now that our shell-torn little
world has been brought together under one dan-
gerous atomic roof, it is high-time we ceased
congregating in little groups of sovereign na-
tions. Wha'tever ills plague the world today
will be cured by the medicines of clear, intelli-
gent thinking and international cooperation
rather than by the witch-doctor cures of blind
loyalty and chauvinism. We, as a nation, owe
but one true allegiance, and that is to our fel-
low-men. Our foreign policy must be the prac-
tical application of this intent, and it is well
that we watch it carefully and with a critical
Mr. Ellis has attempted, and rather success-
fully too, to analyze the reasons and motives
behind our (and I mean the U. S., Mr. Quimby)
country's determination to take a stand dia-
metrically opposed to that of Russia. It is pos-
sible that we, along with Russia, Britain, and
other countries, are guilty of a few mistaken
notions about how to resolve our global difficul-
ties. If so, I prefer to see them altered rather
than a last-ditch stand taken in their defense.
Or does your loyalty, Mr. Quimby, blind you to
the fact that we, too, can make mistakes or that
there might be 'interests" in this country, as in
others, that prefer a state of war to a condition
of peace?
-Richard Rosenbloom
* * * *
Freshman Lament
To the Editor:
MANY YEARS HAVE my shoulders borne the
burden of ignorance; I have been perpetu-
ally afraid, due to my lack of knowledge. But
wait, my son, I was told, until the brave new
post war world; then you, too, will learn the
Truth. But hold! I find that after years of
striving I have not yet reached the pinnacle. My
learned colleagues take me by the hand, and
say unto me: "You're still young in many ways,
my child, especially scholastically." And so I
hang my balding head, the tears of shame bitter
in my eyes. But.even as I write, a vision comes
to mind-a vision of the brave new world in
which freshmen as well as seniors may learn
The Facts.
-Richard Quinlan

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OF THE MANY recording companies which
have come into existence in the past few
years, some have contributed worthwhile ma-
terial from previously untapped resources while
others have obviously been out for quick profit
and have added little to the storehouse of re-
corded music. In the realm of the more un-
usual are two releases from two of these lesser
known companies.
The first is Cesar Franck's trio in F-sharp
minor, Op. 1, No. 1. It is seldom that such an
early work of a composer ever merits attention
by later generations in comparison with that
paid his later and mature works. This trio,
composed when Franck was an eighteen-year
old student, while it does not rank with the com-
poser's later chamber works, still has an origin-
ality of style which gives notice of greater things
to come in a more forthright manner than do
most such works of a composer's "infancy."
The recording, by Co-Art, features Raderman
(violin), Saidenburg (piano), and Levienne
('cello). Some of the sides were a bit scratchy
on the het I heard, but the balance between the
instruments is good. Chamber music enthus-
iasts will find the work interest.ing, and for
those who are not too familiar with the chamber
idiom, it is not difficult listening.
In response to the interest in folk songs, es-
pecially of the ballad type, several albums have
appeared recently. This one by Keynote fea-
tures Richard Dyer Bennett with lute accom-
paniment in the simple, often plaintive and very
down-to-earth ballads and folk songs. There
are eight altogether, some humorous, and some
possessing that peculiarly naive sense of tragedy
so often found in folk art. Those who like their
art from the soil will like this.
-Patricia Kennett
OUR WORLD, over wrought with fears and
halted by uncertainity, throws millions back
on a faith which they never laid in store. Faith
must be learned. Were all our people believers,
trained to relate ourselves when at our best to
the all Good which is God, we would be in a
different case. Fear would find itself met by
faith. Where despair now settles down, a de-
termined hope would be calling forth new deeds
performed to have that which ought to be, come
into existence. This is the enduring function of
The City men cut away from nature, compell-
ed to deafening noise around the clock, forced
to traverse square blocks of roadway, and pro-
gramed to such haste that neither ideas nor
love can possess the person, want a social De-
ity. The Swedish philosopher E. G. Geijer, main-
tains that "What intelligence seeks is itself in
another, or another of the same species and dig-
nity as itself, so that the impulse toward unity
is not satisfied until the object becomes equal in
dignity with the seeking self, a free object." It
is asking much .to ask religion to so function both
between persons and groups in a world yet at
war, but this is the only route from war to peace.
Dewitt Parker in his chapter on God in Exper-
ience and Substance reminds us that "commun-
ication is coming upon ones self in another
mind." This is response, but is it religion?
It is an element in every religion from that
of wrestling Jacob, who would not let the Angel
go until he blessed him, down to Ghandi who
insists non-violent good will to set India free.
One does well to seek a frame of reference ever
more inclusive. Wordsworth was an extremist
here. He lived in a deeper community where
nature was enlisted to aid his search.
Such relatedness while difficult to discipline
and very apt to warp one's solid judgment in
a world of fact and law, has the advantage of
keeping one sensitive and alert to many sources
of meaning. Edgar Brightman maintains that
"Religion is a devotion to personal values as ex-
pressing the purpose of God;" Hence says he,
"Not to cooperate with men for the social reali-
zation of those values is at the same time not
to cooperate with God's purpose (Philosophy of

Religion Ch. XIV)
Some would maintain with Josiah Royce
(The Problem of Christianity p. 16) that "all
religious experience begins as individual ex-
perience, and unless the whole religious com-
munity which is in question unites to share
it, this experience is but as sounding brass and
as a tinkling cymbal." That is, - every
one of us is set in an intimate family,
or campus set, or a widening group where we
are understood. Each man's search for the
good world, a perfected humanity, and the
stable order must begin with his own will to
have it so and grow strong through the hopes
and acts shared by his community. In this
every person can partake in -our new world
It is at this deeper level of the spiritual uni-
verse that our people just back of Bevin, Molo-
tov, and Byrnes must speedily learn to live if
we are going to save our souls, halt China's civ-
il war, remake the British map, hold Russia to
her UN agreements, and keep sacred and grow-
ing our nation's reservoir of good will.
Counselor in Religious Education
Edward W. Blakeman

(Continued from Page 2)


Recreational Swimming: Women
students may use the Michigan Union
pool for recreational swimming on
Tuesday and Thursday evenings from
7:30 to 8:20 until the end of the first
semester. The usual fee will be
Choral Union Members whose rec-
ords of attendance are clear, please
call for their courtesy passes for the
Yehudi Menuhin concert Tuesday,
Nov. 19, between the hours of 9:30
and 11:30 and 1 and 4, at the offices
of the Society in Burton Memorial
Tower. After 4 o'clock no tickets
will be issued.
February Seniors and Graduates in
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engi-
neering: Mr. R. MacDonald, repre-
senting Chance Vough Aircraft of
Stratford, Connecticut, will be here
for interviews on Fri., Nov. 22, Rm.
B-47, E. Engineering. For interview,
sign schedule on Aeronautical Engi-
neering Bulletin Board.
Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and
Aeronautical Engineers and Physi-
cists: Mr. Aldridge, representing Mc-
Donnell Aircraft Corp., will be here
for interviews on Monday and Tues-
day, Nov. 25 and 26, in Room B-47,
E. Engineering. For interview, sign
schedule on Aeronautical Engineer-
ing Bulletin Board.
Counselors for Eastern Camp
Wanted: We have an immediate call
for counselors from an eastern camp
for summer work in the Catskills
and the Adirondacks. Please see Mrs.
AL INFORMATION, 201 Mason Hall.
Our regular registration for summer
jobs will not be held until February.
Wanted: A man with some law
training to handle real estate work
in Detroit with a large international
corporation. For further information,
call at the office of The Bureau of
Appointments and Occupational In-
formation, 201 Mason Hall.
Willow Run Village:
West Court Community Bldg.
Sun., Nov. 17, 8:15 p. m., Room 2,
Informal meeting to discuss plans
for projected interdenominational
church services, nursery and forums.
The Community is invited.
Mon., Nov. 18, 8:00 p. m., Coffee
Hour for Alumnae of Miami Univer-
sity, Oxford, Ohio; 7:30-8:30 p. m.,
Rev. Mr. Edwards, religious and per-
sonal counseling, preferably by ap-
Tues., Ndv. 19, 8:00 p.m., Extension
class in Spanish meeting at Ross
School; 8:00 p. M., Wives of Stu-
dent Veterans Club.
Wed., Nov. 20, 7:30-9:30 p. m.,
Rev. Mr. Edwards, religious and per-
sonal counseling, preferably by ap-
pointment; 8:00 p. m., Wednesday
Night Lecture Series, Jean P. Sbus-
ser, Prof. of Drawing and Painting,
Director of the Museum of Art, ill-
ustrated lecture, "How to Look at
a Modern Painting."
Thurs., Nov. 21, 2:00 p. m., Open
class in Prenatal and Child Care,
sponsored by the Washtenaw Coun-
ty Health Department, 'Care of the
Sick Child," including discussion of
common signs of disease and proce-
dures in the care of the sick - Tea
will be served; 8:00 p. m., Extension
class in psychology; 8:00 p. m. Sew-
ing Club; 8:00 p. m., Bridge session.
Fri., Nov. 22, 8:00 p. M., Classical
West Lodge
Sun., Nov. 17, 3:00 p. m., West
Lodge concert orchestra rehearsal;
3:00 p. m., Classical record concert;
6:45 p. m., Football pictures - Mich-
igan vs. Wisconsin; 7:00 p. m., In-
formal bridge; 8:00 p. i., Little
Theatre group rehearsal.
Mon., Nov. 18, 6:30 p. m. Basket-
ball tournament; 8:00 p. m., Lit-
tle Theatre Group rehearsal.
Tues., Nov. 19, 7:00 p. m., Ath-
letic directors meeting; 7:30 p. m.,

Fencing Club; 8:00 p. m., Women's
volleyball, badminton.
Wed., Nov. 20, 6:30 p. m.; Basket-
ball League; 7:00 p. M., Duplicate
bridge club; 7:00 p. m.; Social Di-
rector's meeting; 8:30 p. m., Dance
entertainment committee meeting.
Thurs., Nov. 21, 8:00 p. m., Little
Theatre Group presents "Blithe
Spirit" by Noel Coward Auditorium,
West Lodge.
Fri., Nov. 22, 8:30 p. m., University
of Michigan students' dance.
Sat., Nov. 23, 8:00 p. m., Little
Theatre Group presents "Blithe
Spriit" by Noel Coward Auditorium,
West Lodge.

will speak on the subject, "British
Foreign Policy under the Labor Gov-
ernment," at 4:15 p.m., Mon., Nov.
18, in the Rackham Amphitheatre;
auspices of the Department of His-
tory. The public is cordially invited.
Marriage Relations Lectures: The
second lecture in the Marriage Re-
lations Course Series will be given
at 8:15 this evening in the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall. Tickets and
identification cards are necessary for
The third lecture in the Marriage
Relations Course Series will be giv-
en at 8:15 p. in., Monday evening in
the Rackham Lecture Hall. Tickets
and identification cards are necess-
ary for admission.
Brig. General Roger Ramey, com-
mander of the world's only atomic
bomb attack force, will be presented
at 8:30 p. m., Thursday in Hill Au-
ditorium as the fourth number on
the 1946-47 Lecture Course. "Air
Power in the Atomic Age" will be
the subject of General Ramey's ad-
dress. Tickets may be purchased at
the Auditorium box office Wednes-
day and Thursday.
Academic Notices
History 173 Midsemester Examina-
tion: Tues., Nov. 19. Students whose
names begin with A to M will meet
in Room B, Haven Hall; those whose
names begin with N to Z, Room 25,
Angell Hall.
English 32, Section 14: Assignment
for Wednesday, Nov. 20, will be Act
I, A Doll House, not Hedda Gabler.
R. G. Shedd
Inorganic Chemistry Seminar will
meet at 5:00 p.m., Tues., Nov. 19, in
Rm. 303 Chemistry Bldg. Mr. S.
Lewin will speak on "Some applica-
tions of the concepts of deformation
and polarization of ions in inorganic
chemistry." All interested are in-
Mathematics 300: The Orientation
seminar will meet at 7:00 p.m., Mon.,
Nov. 18, in Rm. 3001 Angell Hall. Mr.
T. W. Hildebrandt will discuss the
Period of a Repeating Decimal.
Mathematics Seminar on Dynami-
cal Systems will meet at 3:00 p.m.,
Mon., Nov. 18, in 3201 Angell Hall.
Prof. Kaplan will speak on "Founda-
tions of Mechanics," and Prof. Rothe
will speak on transformation of Ham-
iltonian Equations.
Wildlife Management Seminar:
The third in a series of Wildlife Sem-
inars will be held at 4:30 p.m., Mon.,
Nov. 18, in Rm. 2039, Natural Science
Mr. Frederick W. Stuewer of the
Game Division, Michigan Conserva-
tion Department will speak on the
Racoon in Michigan.
All students in Wildlife Manage-
ment are expected to attend and any-
one else interested is welcome.
Veterans' Tutorial Program: An
additional Veterans' Tutorial Sec-
tion in elementary Mathematics has
been scheduled to meet Tuesdays,
Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:00 to
8:00 p.m. in Rm. 3017 Angell Hall.
Choral Union Concert. Yehudi
Menuhin, Violinist, with Adolph Bal-
ler at the piano, will play the fol-
lowing program in the fourth Choral
Union Concert Monday evening, No-
vember 19, at 8:30, in Hill Audito-
rium: Sonata No. 1 (Beethoven); So-
nata in G minor (Bach); Symphonie
Espagnole (Lalo); La Fontaine d'Are-
thuse (Szymanowski); Hungarian
Dance No. 4 (Brahms-Joachim); and
Gypsy Airs by Sarasate.

The public will please come suf-
ficiently early as to be seated on time,
since the doors will be closed during
Wood-block prints by Peter Sager,
young Canadian painter and sculp-
tor. Ground-floor corridor of the
College ofuArchitecturiand Design,
November 15-30.
Human Heredity: Museum Rotun-
da. Through November, 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. week days; 2:00 to 5:00
p.m. Sundays.
The Museum of Art presents "Four
Centuries of Tapestry Weaving," in
the galleries of Alumni Memorial
Hall, Nov. 6 through Dec. 1, daily ex-
cept Monday, 10-12 and 2-5; Sun-
days, 2-5. The public is cordially
Events Today
Scalp and Blade meeting at 7
o'clock today in the Union for all
old members to discuss reorganiza-
tion and rushing plans for this year.
Vulcans: There will be an import-
tant meeting at 6:30 o'clock today.

University Lecture:
Chamberlin, author
correspondent of The

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