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Legislature Committees

0!! Dr )Yothin

'NEXT week a bylaw providing for chang-
es in the committee system will be
submitted to the Student Legislature.
Most important of the provisions of the
bylaw will be the proposal that although
members of the Legislature shall be re-
sponsible for the direction of these com-
mittees, members of the general student
body will be invited and encouraged to
work with the members of the Legislature
on these committees.
We believe that a majority of the mem-
bers of the Student Legislature are acute-
ly aware of the fact that the success of
student government is dependent to a
great extent on the amount of support
and cooperation its leaders are able to
obtain from the general student body.
FACED with this realization and with the
necessity of more help, several Legis-
lature committees have enlisted the aid and
cooperation of interested students outside
the Legislature to carry out their projects.
No sound reason has yet been advanced
as to why interested and willing students
should not be allowed to work with their
elected representatives on problems of mu-
tual interest.
Nevertheless, a definite feeling has been
growing within the ranks of the Legisla-
ture that, since the students have delegated
both the authority and the responsibility
for handling student problems to the Leg-
islature, only members of the Legislature
should be entrusted with responsibility for
the success of specific projects.
This sentiment has been evident to
people especially interested in student gov-
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
TO CORRECT some of the misconceptions
which occurred in Mr. Ball's presenta-
tion of the plight of some 20,000 veterans
who received discharges "without honor,"
it is only fair to point out that both of his,
basic presumptions are not correct at the
present time.
First, a discharge "without honor" does
not automatically disqualify the veteran
from all benefits under the GI Bill. This
depends, according to a ruling of the
VA Columbus Branch Office on Nov. 4,
upon the "conditions" of the blue disc-
harge which determine his eligibility.
The veteran should apply to the VA for
a ruling on his own case. In this case it
should be noted that the Navy, the Coast
Guard, and the Marine Corps have lowered
the rating requirements which were pre-
viously required for honorable discharges.
, To correct the second misconception, I
would like to acquaint Mr. Ball, and all
veterans may be personally concerned, that
all branches of the service now have re-
view boards to provide the recourse to which
Mr. Ball asked for these men.
Any veteran, except those who were

ernment for several months. It is now
becoming obvious even to the uninitiated.
Last week, for example, a special com-
mitt e was set up to work with the Football
Ticket Office to secure better student seats
for football games next year. Students
outside the Legislature were specifically ex-
cluded from this committee.
It is true that there is no necessity for
a large number of students on such a
committee. But the fact remains that
several students appointed to that com-
mittee had shown no interest in the
problem previous to their election to the
Legislature. The exclusion of students
outside the Legislature, on the other hand,
automatically barred at least one student
who had shown an active and construc-
tive interest.
In this instance the student was one of a
committee which laid the groundwork for
cooperation between the Legislature and
the Ticket Office some six weeks before the
Legislature "had time" to take up the prob-
lem of better football seats.
'The Legislature's action in excluding
outside students from membership in the
football ticket committee follows the line
employed previously when it had refused
to allow the committee of interested stu-
dents to assume responsibility for contin-
uing the negotiations they had initiated.
The establishment of a special commit-
tee last week to work with the Ticket
Office amounts to an official admission
that no action had been taken on the
matter by the Legislature since it had
/ turned down the student committee's
offer, despite occasional statements that
"we are working on it."
It is this spirit of isolation and omnipo-
tence that supporters of the proposed by-
law will seek to eliminate from the Student
Legislature. Unless they succeed, the Leg-
islature may never secure the cooperation
of the student body which it needs so badly.
-John Campbell
7ithout o or,
discharged or dismissed by a general
courts-martial, may request a review of
his discharge or dismissal at any time
within 15 years after separation by apply-
ing to these special boards of review set
up by the separate branches of the service.
To have his discharge reviewed, the in-
dividual holding a "without honor" dis-
charge should secure the necessary appli-
cations by writing directly to the review
board of his branch of service, filling them
in ,and returning them. Hearings are held
in Washington, D. C., and the testimony
of the petitioner and his witnesses may be
presented in person or by affidavit. The
veteran is hot required to appear although
he may present his case in person with or
without counsel or be represented by coun-
sel alone,
Army veterans wishing to have their dis-
charges reviewed should write to: The Sec-
retary of War's Discharge Review Board,
The Adjutant General's Office, War De-
partment, Washington 25, D. C. The ad-;
dresses of the Navy, Marine Corps, and
Coast Guard boards can be secured from
any Veterans Administration office.
-Tom Walsh

UNRAVELING the series of orders and
counter-orders which are passed back
and forth from Truman, to Krug, to the
Federal courts, to Lewis, while the mine
operators take an attitude of innocent si-
lence, makes one fact very clear - that the
'United States government has not offered
any solution whatsoever to the coal ques-
tion. Four hundred thousand miners are
out of work. In a short time, several hun-
dred thousand more workers in other de-
pendent industries will be out of work.
Without any concern whatsoever for the
hardship which must necessarily result to
the laborer, the press hails the walk-out as
a strike against the government and the
people, forgetting that the bulk of the
people is comprised of the laborer.
While the government readies its court
proceedings, against Lewis, the press util-
izes the situation to create the anti-labor
sentiment for which the Republicans have
been looking. The GOP, and the Southern
Democrats, play the game of waiting, mak-
ing elaborate plans to formulate a new
labor law on the lines of the old Case Bill.
There has not been one constructive
statement from either a government or,
operator source relating directly to the
demands of the miners. There seems to
be little concern over the fact that they
have been working fifty-four hours a week
in the most treacherous work which the
economy affords, for a wage which has
rapidly become inconsistent with the ex-
isting price level. That these men are
direly in need of a forty hour week which
will provide them with the wages neces-
sary to maintain a decent living is with-
out question.
Throwing the army and FBI agents into
the coal fields offers no more solution than
the issuance of a court summons to Lewis.
Four hundred thousand men cannot be made
to work against their will, no matter what
the question involved. If Truman and Krug,
as well as the operators, have a sincere de-
sire to settle the coal situation, then they
will have to seek far below the surface le-
galities. They will have to answer the min-
ers' demands for a new wage and hour
-E. E. Ellis
0 Reduced to Expediency
Veterans Checks
According to E. J. Brennan, Treasury De-
partment disbursing chief in Washington,
veterans checks are going to be mailed to
students here from Columbus, Ohio instead
of Cleveland in order to speed up delivery.
We have a suggestion: those who haven't
gotten checks in 9 months can have them
mailed from Alberquerque, New Mexico.
* * * *
Strange Coincidence
THE CRITICS' critics who got excited
about the Menuhin review recently will
no doubt be further annoyed by the fol-
lowing excerpts from a review of the same
concert given by the violinist in Chicago.
We notice a strange similarity between
the appraisal of the Chicago Sun's Felix
Borowski (Nov. 25) and that of H. Levine
(Nov. 20).
Borowski: "It cannot truthfully be said
that Mr Menuhin was altogether at his
ease in this piece (Bach G minor Sonata).
He began well enough in the opening Adagio,
but the Fugue was sometimes rough go-
ing . .
Levine: "Throughout the entire evening,
though, Mr Menuhin appeared tired and
lacked sparkle. This became apparent in
the great Bach unaccompanied sonata in
G minor. When Mr. Menuhin arrived at
the titanic fugue, he lacked physical stam-
ina to give the full and vigorous attack the
music demanded."

We can see those critics' critics now
writing their letters to the unsuspecting
Economical Solution
SOME of us were amazed the other day
to learn that one of our most staid
friends has suddenly gotten married. We're
calmed down now, however. A crass mater-
ialist has explained it all away.
According to this story, our newly-wed
friend (who has been attending an eastern
university on the GI Bill) had his rent
raised once too often and was forced to
marry his landlady.
Dim View
WE DON'T know whether it was the dim-
out or just some minor local breakdown,
but the lights in one Angell Hall classroom
early this week were rather feeble. Our
professor, always a good man with a phrase,
rose to the occasion.
"I won't be responsible for chaperoning
this group," he quipped.
Contributions to this column are by all members
of The Daily staff, and are the responsibility of
the editorial director.

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Letters to the Editor,..


"I say it's war, Throckmorton, and I say let's fight!'"

Electric Power Ca se

Publication in The Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
typewritten form to the officeof the
Assistant to the President, Room 1021
Angell Hall, by 3:00 p.m. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-
THURSDAY, NOV. 28, 1946
Faculty Meeting of the College
of Literature, Science, and the
Arts at 4:10 p.m., Dec. 2, Rm. 1025
Angell Hail.
Hayward Keniston
1. Consideration of minutes of
meeting of November 4, (pp. 1295-
2. Consi aeration of reports sub-
mitted with the call to this meet-
a. Exe ;utive Committee-Pro-
fessor Clark Hopkins.
b. Unmversity Council --Pro-
fessor S. B. Myers. No re-
c. Executive Board of Gradu-
ate School-Professor K. K.
d. Sedate Advisory Commit-
tee (-n University Affairs-
Professor R. V. Churchill.
e. Deans' Conference -
Dean Hayward Keniston.
3. Special order. Nominations to
the Executive Committee panel-
Professor N. E. Nelson.
4. Announcement. Machine
scoring of examinations-Profes-
sor G. M. Stanley.
5. New business.
Basketball preferred admission
tickets, in accordance with the no-
tice in the D.O.B. of Nov. 21, will
be issued to students, faculty
members, and athletic coupon
book holders in the main corridor,
Univ. Hall, 8:30 a.m.-12 noon and
1:30-4:30 p.m. on Mon., Nov. 25,
Tues., Nov. 26, Wed., Nov. 27 and
Fri., Nov. 29. Students must pre-
sent their student receipts for fees
and coupon book holders must pre-
sent their coupon books.
Deadline for Veteran Book and
Supply Orders: Dec. 20 has been
set as the final date for the ac-
ceptance of veteran book and sup-
ply orders at the bookstores. All
faculty meubers are requested to
anticipate material needed through
the end Af the semester and au-
thorize same on or before Dec. 20.
All back-orders for material not in
stock at he bookstores will be
canceled as of Dec. 20.
Recreational Swimming for
Women Students: The Michigan
Union Swimming Pool will be open
from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Sat., Nov.
Students interestedinapplying
for Fellowships under the Julius
Rosenwald Fund should apply to
the Office of the Dean of Students,
Rm. 2, University Hall, for fur-
ther information. The awards are
offered to Negroes throughout the
nation an to white southerners
interested in problems distinctive
to the region.
The Santa Ana, California,
schools, are in need of specially
trained teachers for physically
handicapped children, including
those with cerebral palsy. Specific
abilities would include teaching of

lip reading, speech correction, and
specialized remedial reading. In-
formation at Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Informa-
tion, 201 Mason Hall.
Willow Run village:
West Court Community Building
Fri., Nov. 29, Classical Record-
ings Program given by Mr. Weldon
University Lecture: Charles P.
Parkhurst, Jr., curator of the Al-
bright Art Gallery of Buffalo, will
lecture on the subject, "The Dis-
covery and Restitution of Art
Loot in Gemany" (illustrated), at
4:15 p.m., Tues., Dec. 3, in the
Rackham Amphitheater; auspices
of the Department of Fine Arts.
Academic Notices
Doctooral Examination for Max
Richard Matteson, Zoology; the-
sis: "Life History and Ecology of
Elliptio complanatus." Saturday,
Nov. 30, at 9:00 a.m., Rm. 3091,
Natural Science. Chairman, F. E.
Biological Chemistry Seminar
meet at 3:00 p.m. Rm. 219 W.
Medical Bldg. Subject will be
"The Biological Relationships of
Galactose." All interested are in-
Faculty Recital: Mabel Ross
Rhead, Professor of Piano, will be
heard in a faculty recital at 4:15
Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1, in Lydia
Mendelssonn Theatre. Program:
compositions by Bach, Scarlatti,
Schumann, and Chopin. The pub-
lic is cordially invited.
Wood-block prints by Peter
Sager, young Canadian painter
and sculpt r.Ground floor corri-
dor of the College of Architecture
and Design, Nov. 13 to 30.
The College of Architecture and
Design presents an exhibition of
Advertising Art sponsored by the
Art Directors Club of Detroit. The
exhibition will be current from
Nov. 26 to Dec. 8 in the Galleries of
the Rackham School of Graduate
Human Heredity: Museum Rot-
unda. Through November.
The Museum of Art presents
"Four Centuries of Tapestry
Weaving," in the galleries of
Alumni Mmorial Hall, Nov. 6
through Deir. 1, daily except Mon-
day, 10-12 and 2-5; Sundays, 2-5.
The publi3 is cordially invited.
Events Today
University Radio Programs:
Thursday, 11:15 p.m., Station
WJR, 760 Kc.
The Dental Series: "Recent De-
velopments in Dental Caries Re-
search," Philip Jay, DDS., ScD.,
Professor ci Dentistry.
The Graduate Outing Club is
sponsoring a class in square-danc-
ing at 7:45 p.m., on Thanksgiving
Day, Women's Athletic Bldg. All
interested are invited. A small fee
will be charged.
(Continued on Page 6)

EDITOR'SvNOTE: No letter to the
editor will be printed unless
signed, and written in good taste.
Letters over 300 words in length will
be shortened or omitted; in special
instances, they will be printed, at
the discretion of the editorial direc-
The Reds
To the Editor:
]HERE has been quite a dis-
cussion raging in The Daily
about those infernal, Stalin-lov-
ing, Muscovitic party liners, the
Reds. Not willing to take any-
one's word on this rather contro-
versial matter but bent on digging
up the facts myself, I tore over
to the library and reached the
newspaper room just in time to
see some wicked-looking monster,
his breath reeking of Molotov
cocktails, putting the Daily Work-
er back on the rack.
Now I could find out all about
what the commies stood for
straight out of Uncle Joey's stoog-
es' official mouthpiece. In line
with what Mr. Mower, Mr. Hearst,
Mr Markham, Mr. Churchill, and
Mr. Quimby report, I fully ex-
pected to find the official organ
of the Communist Party full of
totalitarian, un-democratic, Sta-
lin-loving manifestos
But those dirty commies, like
the bounders they are, refuse to
play ball and seemed to be try-
ing to make fools out of these
distinguished gentlemen. In
keeping with their subversive
role as agents of a foreign pow-
er, they publish editorials in
the Friday issue of the Daily
Worker calling for "More Plows,
Less Swords" in support of the
US-backed Moltov disarmament
proposal: and-horrors - they
oppose letting the OPA relax
rent controls!
N THE Saturday Daily Worker
they persisted in this insidious
campaign to hold the line on rent,
and they also applauded their
dupes, the New York City subawy
workers who just won a retro-
active pay increase due them
without having to strike.
There is no Sunday Worker in
the library, but in their Monday
editorial, they seditiously attack-
ed the GOP for its hypocrisy in
helping to block FEPC and at the
same time posing as a friend of
the Negroes by proposing to pre-
vent Bilbo from retaining his seat.
What rocked me most of all was
the quotation from Stalin's Mas-
tering Bolshevism on Pg. 6 of Fri-
day's issue: "I think the Bolshe-
viks remind us of Antaeus, the
hero. of Greek mythology. Like
Antaeus, they are strong in keep-
ing contact with their mother,
with the masses who bore them,
fed them and educated them. And
as ulng as they keep contact with
their mother, with the people,
they have every chance of re-
maining invincible."
Red Fascism! That's what it is,
gentlemen, nicht wahr?
-Bob Silk
-oops! Almost forgot, Mr.
Quimby. The phone is 7211.
Party Slates
To the Editor:
Although there seems to be no
rational basis for it, a miscon-
ception is prevalent in many
quarters that a party system on
campus is like a plague and
should be avoided. Consequently,
a movement is gaining strength
to outlaw parties in campus elec-
Certainly, no one will deny the
outstanding influence which
slates had on the recent election
of representatives to the Student
Legislature since twenty of the
twenty-seven elected candidates
were running on a slate. This in-
dicates the advantage held by a

party candidate over an indepen-
dent candidate, especially when
election is by the Hare system of
proportional representation.
However, the voter also has an
advantage if a party system is in
effect. No government can be held
responsible for its actions by the
electorate; it is only members of
the government which can be held
responsible, and no voter can hope
to keep informed on the activities
of as many as forty legislators.
Nor can he be informed on the
platforms of, over seventy candi-
dates running in a single election.
Furthermore, since few represen-
tatives will run for reelection
there is no way for the electorate
to express disapproval. It can
only take its chances with ano-
ther set .of legislators. A party
system would solve both problems
since all voters would be able to
evaluate both a party's platform
and its activities after election.
Also, 'they would be able to vent
dissatisfaction by rejecting the
party's candidates at the next
election if it was felt that a ma-
jority party had been unsuccess-

ful in effecting the program on
which it was elected.
To say that there are no is-
sues to form a basis for selec-
tion between or among parties is
to ignore the conflicts which
have occurred within the Legis-
lature and the 16 differing views
of candidates in the recent elec-
tion. True, a Greek letter vs. un-
affiliated division is undesirable,
but division would logically oc-
cur along reform vs. conserva-
tive ,lines, the basis inciden-
tally for the formation of states
in the first place, or along pas-
sive vs. militant lines.
With any reasonable division.
a party system is the only way to
effectively register voter prefer-
ence, and the proscription of
parties would only achieve less
democratc student government.
-Lyman H, Legters
*. * *
Slacks on Campus
To the Editor:
W E, although innocent fresh-
men, have deeply contem-
plated our problem and have de-
cided at last to speak. We realize
that we should be humble and
grateful for our acceptance at
this great institution of higher
learning; and we are. But shock-
ing as it may seem, there is one
small detail about the University
that we do not like. To put it
bluntly, we are gradually becom-
ing physical wrecks.
Please don't misunderstand us.
We don't mind dragging our
weary bodies around all day on
six or seven hours sleep. We don't
mind being serenaded at ungod-
ly hours of the night by some ob-
scure, obscene fraternity known
by the mysterious name ofkDelta
Decka Cards, or some such hon-
orable title. We don't even mind
the "Hup, two, three and four's"
of the R.O.T.C. outside our bou-
doir window some sunny after-
noon After all, we're broadminded.
However, with the advent of
cold weather comes the last straw.
We bundle up in fur coats, ba-
bushkas, mittens and wool socks.
But wait, there's something show-
ing; our shapely blue legs.
Stockings are too precious
and too thin at the moment for
campus wear. Long wool stock-
ings, it seems does not meet
with the approval of the male
students, nor, confidentially,
with the coeds either. Our only
alternative is slacks. It would
appear that in the interest of
"feminine dignity" we are
doomed to freeze this winter
and to face rheumatic conse-
quences. The University evi-
dently prefers glamour to
Our proposal is this: let coeds
wear slacks on campus. After all,
although slacks may not be the
most attractive item of feminine
apparel, in winter, -they are a ne-
cessity. How would the male stu-
dents feel if they had to walk to
classes every winter morning with
their legs bared to the elements?
Rather chilly, we think.
So please, Dean Lloyd, come to
our rescue. Allow us to wear slacls
to classes. It is simply too cold to
get along without them.
,-Rose Marie Levin
Cecile Samuels
The current federal budget is
$41.5 billion; estimated income
$42.7 billion-surplus, $1.2 billion.
Official circles show confusion on
budget status during recent
-Washington Newsletter

EVERY city and hamlet in the countay is
concerned about the capitalization of
the company that supplies electricity or
gas. Even the farmers are interested in
power- rates which are directly related to
the capitalization. Accordingly, the elec-
tric rate case that has been dawdling along
in the District of Columbia is of as great
moment to the people of New York, Chicago
and San Francisco as it is to the voteless
residents of Washington itself.
The issue in this rate case, involving
the Potomac Electric Power Company (an
economic robot of the North American
Company), is whether the utility is en-
titled to a return of 7 per cent on a sur-
plus of 30 million dollars. This surplus
is like a financial coral island painstak-
ingly built up out of the contributions
of thousands of customers who obviously
have been paying more than they should
have on the basis of costs, depreciation
dr and a fair return to the stockholders.
A revision of the capital structure, so as
to exclude from the rate base these 30 mil-
lions, would mean a saving of 20 per cent,
in the cost of electric power in the city of
Washington. Further, if this principle were
legally established generally in the country
it would mean the average saving of 10
per cent in rates. However, although the
government itself would be able to save
very large sums of money if the rates in
the District of Columbia would not have
to be stretched to cover a 7 per cent on
this surplus, the Department of Justice has
been showing a strange lack of interest in
the issue.
This case had dragged its shackled feet
through the Public Utilities Commission and
the district court. On an appeal to the
Court of Appeals, the case was put in cold
c,+nrnaP iirnfil the onivi-. hurla.*faoinl ,%nar

It is, of course, just a coincidence that
the North American (holding) Company
is an important factor in the State of
Missouri from which both Justice Clark
and President Truman come, while Jus-
tice Miller, when appointed, was head of
the Public Utilities Commission -of Ken-
tucky. It is a further interesting coinci-
dence that J. Foster Dulles, who has
powerful political connections, is a mem-
ber of the Wall Street law firm of Sul-
livan & Cromwell and has been counsel
for this same North American Company.
He was available to plan the strategy that
has been followed in this case.
The Department of Justice to date has
seemed as reluctant as is PEPCO to go vig-
orously ahead with this case. It has aske&
until December 14 to make up its mind
whether or not to appeal to the Supreme
Court. This delay by the Department of
'Justice where prompt action in behalf of
the people is called for, has been responsible
for a rumor that the President is being
urged to tell the Justice Department not
to press the case. In this connection it
should be noted that the White House joke-
ster, George E. Allen, has indirect utility
connections through one of his other bud-
dies, Victor Emanuel.
It is not to be credited that President
Truman will make such a suggestion to
the Attorney General. It is to be remem-
bered that when the Department of Jus-
tice was dragging its feet through the
California tidelands case, President Tru-
man peremptorily ordered the Attorney
General to file an original suit in the
Supreme Court.
If the Department of Justice fails the
people in this case, it will have something
to answer for at the bar of public opinion.
Unfortunately, such a disregard of the pub-
lic interest would inevitably involve Presi-


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