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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Jnavenged Fascist Horror

HE HALL OF Fascist Horrors has pro-
duced many an exhibit that inspires
:ror in the democratic heart, but all these
tell ourselves, have been avenged by the
rnbined allied forces-unless we exclude
e rape of Spain.
En a ieccnt 6ditorial, the New York Her-
' Tribune solenoly declared that the re-
rts of the distress of the Spanish people
ould arouse "twinges of conscience" in all
e great powers victorious in the war in
rope. The Tribune goes on to say pious-
that the democratic powers have at no
ne exerted themselves to save the Span-
1 people keeping their hands off Spain
aile the totalitarians on both sides direct-
the "civil" conflict and left the country
shambles. In the same breath, it lays a
a jor share of the blame on Russia, because
ing the center of world Communism, she
not without responsibility for the Com-
nist violence which did much to nour-
i Franco's rebellion against the Spanish
Dpublic.
The issue, the Tribune would agree, is not
no is to blame, whether it be the Russian
>mmunists, the German and Italian Fas-
sts, or the western democracies' "hands-
I' policy, but how to rid Spain of its total-
,rianism.
editorials published in The Michigan Daily
re written by menbers of The Daily staff
nd represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: MAL ROEMER

It is this problem which the Tribune finds
"the most unfortunate aspect of the dis-
tressful affair", because it sees no solution
at present since it would be criminal to pro-
voke another "civil" war. ,
In addition, the Tribune says, "The diffi-
culty is compounded by a diplomatic situa-
tion which is not entirely unlike that which
made the Western powers believe they were
powerless to act in the first place: The need
of Britain, supported by the United States
to retain control of the western end of the
Mediterranean."
The Tribune then shrugs its journalistic
shoulders and concludes that, "The picture
is not pretty, but there it is."
The United Nations Organization has in-
herited this picture from the defunct
League. This time, the international peace
organization has been set up to preserve law
and order in the family of nations, not to
preserve imperialist interests, British or oth-
erwise. A Fascist state, in its very defini-
tion, constitutes a threat to world peace,
and Spain and Franco with his Falangist
activities is a case in point.
This time, the international peace or-
ganization must not shirk its responsibili-
ties. Reports from Spain have it that if
the United Nations Organization moved
to sever all relations with Franco, his re-
gime could not last more than three
months.
The people of Spain are looking to the
UNO for help-, which they must get if the
organization wishes to prove its sincerity.
-Lida Dailes

Presidential Succession

THE CONSTITUTIONAL provision for
filling a vacated presidency by means of
a vice-president is distinctly defective. Now,
while the problem is prominent in the pub-
lic mind, is the time for Congress to initiate
amendment processes.
On the death or removal of a president,
the man that is to fill the vacancy should
obviously be one fitted to assume the respon-
sibility of the office. Secondly, he should be
in a position to work in harmony with the
Congress-of necessity, he must be a mem-
ber of the capital's majority party. Finally,
his succession must be in accord with popu-
lar sympathy.
There is no guarantee that the American
vice-president, the man first in line to suc-
ceed the president, will meet any of these
requirements.
An examination of the means by which a
vice-president reaches office and of the na-
tion's past experience with its first-in-line
successors reveals that they are seldom fil t
to move into the White House. Initially
placed on the pparty ballot solely in view of
their vote - getting possibilities, either
through representing a vital bloc of electoral
votes or to counterbalance the political na-
ture of the presidential candidate, little
thought is given the man's actual worth as
a potential executive.
We need look no further than the pres-
ent Washington situiation t-, monn5+ite
how easily a political conflict between Con-
gress and a presidential successor may arise
under the present law. The usual iesuah of
such a condition are shown by the stale-
mates i inevitably followed similar
conflicts,
Even if it is assumed that the people have
any efihr .ive choice of their vice-president,
which they do not, it is not likely that he
would still have their sympathy if he was

later called upon to succeed the president.
In fact, a vice-president is not even original-
ly elected on his merits. He is merely swept
into office on the coat-tail of his running
mate.
As to the necessity for the existence of a
vice-president as such, little need be said.
His sole governmental duty is to preside
over the Senate without vote unless to break
a tie. There is no reason why this body
might not elect its presiding officer in the
same manner as the House. The only other
requirement for a vice-president is that he
keep his mouth shut. Because of its pup-
pet-like status, an offer of the vice-presi-
dency has been considered an insult by
many.
Since the office is in no way essential in
itself, and because it may actually produce
bad government, it should be replaced.
A proposal that Congress, acting in joint
session, elect one of its members to succeed
the president appears to be satisfactory in
every way. The seriousness of their task
would certainly prompt the legislators to
choose a man well fitted to hold office and
one who would merit popular support. Such
an election, furthermore, would be in com-
plete accord with democratic principles.
That the man chosen would be in a posi-
tion to work in harmony with Congress goes
without saying. Compared to the frivolous,
politically expedient methods now used in
the choice of vice-presidential candidates, a
serious, purposeful election in Congress is
obviously a more sane means of selection.
It is regretable that the nation has so
long been forced to suffer through periods
of ineffectual government because of an ob-
vious defect of our Constitution. It is time
that Congress and the people gave serious
thought to an amendment to correct this
fault.
-Bob White'

RECORDS
MENDELSSOHN had Ferdinand David;
Brahams had Joachim, and Gruenberg
has Heifetz. Or perhaps one should say
that Heifetz has Gruenberg, for it was at
Mr. Heifetz' suggestion that the composer of
the opera, "The Emperor Jones", wrote his
violin concerto now recorded by Victor (Dim
1079). It is typical modern American - if
modern American music can be said to be
a type - with its use of Negro spirituals, a
hillbilly folk tune, and a blues treatment of
one of the themes. The solo parts, of course
display Heifetz virtuosity in both melodic
and dramatic passages. The orchestra is the
San Francisco Symphony under Pierre Mon-
teaux.
In connection with this recording of a
contemporary work, it is interesting to specu
late whether the demand for recordings of
noteworthy modern works by those interest-
ed in the future of contemporary music has
or whether the companies are attempting
to build up interest along this line. One
would suspect the former. It has always
been a vicious circle that a contemporary
work is not performed frequently because
the public is not familiar with it and does
not ask for its repetition, and, therefore the
work never has a chance to become familiar
to the concert audience. This has been par-
ticularly true. since the development of rad-
ical departures from the technique of the
" old masters" - meaning the mid-nine-
teenth century Romantics - during the last
half century or more.
The phonograph record provides a unique
opportunity today for breaking that circle.
A work has the opportunity to be judged
for its true worth only after its content is
familiar enough to the listener for him to
form an intelligent opinion. It is a familiar
saying that a work is not appreciated until
its composer is dead. Perhaps the phono-
graph may help to lessen the time elapse
between a worthwhile work's public debut
and its acceptance as a genuine work of art.
-Patricia Kennett
DOMINIE SayjJ:
THAT UNINTERESTING good which
Mother always wanted me to attain has
turned out to be a major industry around
the world. How come? To do the mis-
chievous act instead, to put off the event,
to make my own selection rather than the
accepted end was the fun of growing up.
And now, I am at college in an epoch of war
and social strain. Yet here that thing call-
ed "The Good" haunts the place. Coal min-
ers strike just when the population is need-
ing heat. Communists take the election in
France at the very hour when we are trying
to bestow all the blessings of our free enter-
prise upon Europe, and the Deans kept us
at our books without a holiday at Thanks-
giving. Every one of these parties will in-
sist that he is doing what he does because
it is "the good."
Henry N. Wieman, a theological writer,
in his new book, Source of Human Good,
finds that the creative social act is the su-
preme good. That is, God as the good is
effective now or never. It is this process of
becoming, plus the inventive ability to have
it so for others, which is the good. This
view differs sharply with Neo-orthodoxy,
where absolute good can arrive only at the
end of history, when man is no more. Now
we should have a rare time at church for
the preachers are certain to be fighting tre-
mendous verbal battles over this notion for
months to come. Don't miss the debates for
Mother goes right on insisting that certain
approved customs are good, and Dad likes a
battle of any description.
Our getting into war and our struggle to

get out of it to peace, offer a drama of
the good such as few epochs have present-
ed. The older religious distinction, such
as Thomist, Calvanist, and Liberal, is no
longer dynamic, we are told. Vital dif-
ference is rather upon Conformism versus
Collectivism (in which distinction Wie-
man agrees with Maritian and Tillich).
On this issue whole peoples grow anxious
and thinkers around the world are alert.
Conformism is implemented by faith while
Collectivism moves as revolt. The former
will conserve social gains by such approv-
ed procedures as the profit motive, repre-
sentative government, and all of those
other customs which your father can ex-
pound so eloquently as he reads the eve-
ning paper. Values are at stake. Collect-
ivism,-this newer route to the good, pro-
poses other values. They believe that if
security can be quickly assured to all cit-
izens, then man can, at some later time,
attain freedom for all. Collectivism say
the many in France, Russia, Yugoslavia,
and China is the good.
And we have committed no error in mak-
ing a list of five views - three from the
church and two from the market. All are
in the same series, according to Professor
. Wieman, for at last the religions of human-
ity have stepped outside the edifice. Econ-
omists have erected the altar.
-Edward W. Blakeman
Counselor in Religious Education

(Continued from Page 3)
sery will be open during church
service; 3:00-5:00 p.m., Christian
Fellowship Hour; 3:00 p.m., Wives'
Club cabinet meeting.
cabinet meeting.
Mon., Dec. 2, 7:30-8:30 p.m.,
Personal counselling by Rev. J.
Edgar Edwards.
Tues., Dec. 3, 8:00 p.m., Wives
of Veterans Students Club meet-
ing; 8:00 p.m., Extension class in
Spanish, Ross School.
Wed., Dec. 4, 8:00 p.m., Wednes-
day Lecture Series, "Votes and Ve-
toes in the United Nations" by
Professor Lawrence Preuss; 7:30-
8:30 p.m., Personal Counselling by
Rev. J. Edgar Edwards.
Thurs., Dec. 5, 8:00 p.m., Exten-
sion course in Psychology.
Fri., December 6, 8:00 p.m.,
Classical Recordings.
Sat., Dec. 7, 8:30-11:30 p.m.,
Open House for all couples. Danc-
ing, bridge, refreshments.
West Lodge:
Sun., Dec. 1, 3:00 p.m., Concert
Orchestra rehearsal; 3:00 p.m.,
Classical Recordings, Weldon Wil-
son; 6:45 p.m., Official football
pictures, U of M vs. Ohio State;
7:00 p.m., Informal bridge session.
Mon., Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m., Basket-
ball tournament.
Tues., Dec. 3, 7:00 p.m., Special
meeting of Athletic Directors; 8:00
1;m., Fencing Club; 8:00 p.m.,
Women's volleyball and badmin-
ton.
Wed., Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m., Basket-
ball League; 7:00 p.m., Duplicate
Bridge Club; 7:00' p.m., Social Di-
rectors meeting; 8:30 p.m., Dance
entertainment committee meet-
ing.
Thurs., Dec. 5, 7:00-8:30 p.m.,
Volleyball; 8:30-10:00 p.m., Bad-
minton.
Fri., Dec. 6, 8:00 p.m., Bridge;
8:30 p.m., U of M Student Dance
with Hal Jackson's Orchestra.
Lectures
University Lecture: Charles P.
Parkhurst, Jr., curator of the Al-
bright Art Gallery of Buffalo, will
lecture on the subject, "The Dis-
covery anM Restitution of Art
Loot in Geimany" (illustrated), at
4:15 p.m., Tues., Dec. 3, in the
Rackham Amphitheater; auspices
of the Department of Fine Arts.
University Lecture: Professor
W. V. D. Hodge of Cambridge Uni-
versity, England, will lecture on
the subject, "Harmonic Integrals,"
at 4:15 p.io., Wed., Dec. 4, in 3011
Angell Hall under the auspices of
the Department of Mathmetics.
The publio is cordially invited.
University Lecture: Dr. John R.
Knott, Assistant Professor of Clin-
ical Psychology, Department of
Psychiatry State University of
Iowa, will lecture on the subject,
"Electro cortical variations in be-
havior disorders," at 4:15 p.m.,
Mon., Dec 9, Rackham Amphi-
theater; auspices of the Depart-
ment of P'ychiatry and the Bu-
reau of Psychological Services.
The public is cordially invited.
Academic Notices
Wildlife Management Seminar
at 4:30 p.m., Mon., Dec. 2, Rm.
2039 Natural Science Bldg. Dr. G.
A. Ammann of the Michigan Con-
servation Department will speak.
All students in Wildlife Manage-
ment are expected to attend, and
anyone else is welcome.
E.M.2a Classes Please Note. The
answers to any two questions at
the end of experiments 9 and 10
can be omitted.
R. T. Liddicoat
Mathematics 300: Orientation
seminar meet at 7:00 p.m., Mon.,

Dec. 2, Rm. 3001 Angell Hall. Mr.
C. L. Peirv will speak on Arc
Homeomo. phisms.
Inorganic Chemistry Seminar
meet at 5:00 p.m., Tues., Dec 3.
Room 303, Chemistry Bldg. Mr.
J. E. Boggs will speak on "The Use
of Mass Isotopes in Tracer Reac-
tions and Rate Studies." All in-
terested are invited.
Concerts
Salvatorre Baccaloni, distin-
guished basso buffo of the Metro-
politan Opera Association, will
be heard in the second extra con-
cert Thursday night, December 5,
at 8:30, in Hill Auditorium.
Mr. Baccaloni has built a spe-
cial program of opera and other
numbers in the performance of
which in the major opera houses
of the world he has attained the
reputation of the outstanding
basso buffo of the day.
The public is requested to come
sufficiently early as to be seat-

ed on time, since doors
closed during numbers.

will be

Faculty Recital: Mabel Ross1
Rhead, pianist, will present a pro-1
gram of compositions by Bach,1
Scarlatti, Schumann, and Chopin,
at 4:15 this afternoon in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater. The public;
is invited.
Faculty Recital: Three sonatas
for clarinet and piano will be pre-
sented by William H. Stubbins,
clarinetist, and Mary McCall
Stubbins, Pianist, at 8:30 p.m.,
Fri., Dec. 6, Assembly Hall, Rack-
ham Bldg. The public is cordially
invited.
Orchestra Concert: The Univer-
sity of Michigan Symphony Or-
chestra, Wayne Dunlap, conduc-
tor, will present its first concert of
the season at 8:30 Wednesday eve-
ning, Dec. 4, in Hill Auditorium.
Soloists will be Andrew B. White,
Professor of Voice in the School ofI
Music, and Nelson Hauenstein,
flutist, a :;raduate student. The
program will be open to the gen-
eral public without charge.
Student Recital: Under the aus-
pices of the Epsilon Chapter of
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, national
honorary music fraternity, 8:30
p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater. Emil Raab,
conductor, and Robert Holland,
tenor soi ist, students in the
School of Music. Open to the gen-
eral public
Exhibitions
The Museum of Art presents
"Four Centuries of Tapestry
Weaving," in the galleries of
Alumni Memorial Hall today from
2:00-5:00 p.m. The public is cord-
ially invited.
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
Studies.
Events Today
University Radio Programs:
Sunday, 9:15 a.m., Station WJR,
750 Kc. "Hymns of Freedom"
Choir, George Cox, Norma Swin-
ney, Granville Greer, Harriet Bo-
den; accompanist, Irene Boice;
Commentator, Dr. Donald E. Har-
gis.
All students taking courses in
the School of Education are invit-
ed to the School of Education So-
cial Hour from 4-6 o'clock today
in the Elementary School Library.
Wives and husbands of students
are also invited. The School of
Education staff will be present.
The U. of M. Hot Record Society
will present a record concert of
jazz music at 8 o'clock tonight in
the ABC Room, League. Every-
one is cordially invited.
Methodist Wesleyan Guid will
present Dr. Frederick Schuman as
speaker at 8 o'clock tonight in the
Wesleyan Foundation Lounge. The
lecture is open to the public. The
regular guild meeting will begin
at 6:30 rather than at the usual
time, 5:30.
Michigan Christian Fellowship
Panel Discussion on Why Mis-
sions? today at 4:30 in Lane Hall.
Coming Events
University Radio Program:
Monday, 2:30 p.m., Station
WKAR, 870 Kc. "Injuries to the
Teeth," Dr. Ralph F. Sommer,
Professor of Dentistry; 2:45 p.m.,
Station WKAR, 870 Kc. "My Na-
tive Land", M. Francisco Narciso,
of the Philippines; 3:30 p.m., Sta-

tion WPAG, 1050 Kc. Carillon Re-
cital, Sidney F. Giles, assistant
University Carilloneur.
Science Research Club meeting
at 7:30 p.m., Tues., Dec. 3, Rack-
ham Amphitheater. Program:
Spaces and Functions, S. B. Myers,
Mathemati-;s Department;
The Enzyme Approach to Bio-
logical Problems, P. K. Stumpf,
School of Public Health.
Introduction of new members.
Women's Research Club meet at
8:00 p.m., Mon. Dec. 2, Rackham
Amphitheater. Mrs. Kamer Aga-
Oglu will speak on the subject,
"Ying Ch'ing Porcelain Found in
the Phillipines."
University Women Veterans As-
sociation has offered to assist the
Student Legislature in conducting
a house to house survey for the
purpose of locating available

rooms for next semester. Volun-
teer canvassers should add their
names to the lists on the bulletin
boards in the Willow Run dormi-
tory and the Undergraduate of-
fice at the League.
J-Hop Committee meeting at'
8:30 p.m., Mon., Dec. 2, Room 325,
Union.
First and Second Year Fores-
ters: Round table and general get-'
together meeting at 7:30 p.m.,.
Mon., Dec. 2, Russell Seminar, Rm.
4065 Natural Science Bldg. You
are urged to attend.
Omega Chapter of Phi Delta
Kappa reception for National
President, Osman R. Hull, at 8:00
p.m., Mon, Dec. 2, East Confer-
ence Room, Rackham Bldg.
Phi Eta Sigma pictures for the
'47 Ensian will be taken at 9:00
p.m., Tues., Dec. 3, Room C,
League.
Delta Sigma Pi pledge meeting
held at 7:00 p.m., Mon., Dec. 2,
Room 308, Union. Actives will
meet at 7:30 p.m. in the same
room. 'Ensian picture taken at
9:30 p.m., Room C, League.
Graduate Record Concert will
be presented on Tuesday, Dec. 2,
because of the choral Union con-
cert. Program: Foote's Suite for
Strings, Mozart's Piano Concerto
in E flat Major, Sibelius' Sym-
phony No. 1, and Tschaikowsky's
Swan Lake Ballet. Graduate stu-
dents are cordially invited.
Russian Film, "Alexander Nev-
sky," auspices of the Russian Cir-
cle, 8:30 p.m., Rackham Amphi-
theater, Dec. 6 and 7. Admission
charged. Tickets on sale at the
book stores and the League.
Tuesday Play Reading Section
of the Faculty Women's Club
meet at 2:00 p.m., Tues., Dec. 3, at
the home of Mrs. Alexander Ruth-
ven.
AIME: The newly formed Stu-
dent Chapter of the American In-
stitue of Mining and Metallurgi-
cal Engineers business meeting at
4:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 4, Seminar
Room, E. Engineering Bldg. Per-
sons interested in becoming mem-
bers are cordially invited.
Romance Language Journal
Club meeting at 4:15 p.m., Wed.,
Dec. 4, East Conference Room,
Rackham Bldg. Program: Profes-
sor Nelson Eddy, "Menendez y
Pelayo, Pardo Bazan and Pereda
-criticism."
Professor Newton Bement, "Aft-
er the Sound and the Fury."
Graduate students of the de-
partment are cordially invited.
Sigma Rho Tau,. engineers'
speech Society, meeting Tues.,
Dec. 3, lIoom 311, W. Engineering
Bldg. The Debate Team will meet
the Detroit Institute of Technolo-
gy at 9 o'clock at the Union to dis-
cuss the proposed Missouri Val-
ley Authority. All membered are
welcome at the debate.
Der deutsche Verein meeting at
8:00 p.m., Tues., Dec. 3, Women's
Athletic Bldg. All those interest-
ed are cordially invited to attend.
Please note the change of day to
Tuesday.
Conversation group of the So-
ciedad Hispanica meet at 4:00
p.m., Mon., Dec. 2, International
Center.
Russian Circle meet at 8:00 p.m.,
Mon., International Center.
Mrs. Lili Pargment will speak
on the subject, "Religion in Rus-
sia." Those interested are invited.

Polonia 'Club: Meeting at 7:30
p.m., Tues., Dec. 3, International
Center. Students of Polish descent
are cordially invited to attend. Re-
freshments.
B'nai B't th Hillel Foundation
social committee meeting at 4:30
p.m., Tues., Dec. 3, Foundation.
The U. of M. chapter of the In-
tercollegiate Zionist Federation of
America meeting at 7:45 p.m.,
Tues., Dec. 3, B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation. Program: panel dis-
cussion, by three IZFA members,
of the topic "Partition of Palestine
-Yes or No!" Everyone is cordial-
ly invited.
First Presbyterian Church:
Morning Worship at the First
Presbyterian Church at 10:45 a.m.
Dr. Lemon will preach an Advent
Sermon on "The Web of Life".
The Westminster Guild will
meet at 5 o'clock in the Social
Hall. There will be a discussion
(Continued on Page 5)

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DAILY OFFICIAL BTN

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TO THE EDITOR
Why Not?
To the Editor:
WHY, may I ask, should the
headquarters for the FEPC
movement not be allowed to op-
erate a room in the Michigan Un-
ion?
Mr. Snow says it is his under-
standing that the Union is main-
tained for the convenience of the
students and ex-students of the
University. Perhaps Mr. Snow is
unaware that among the students
the ex-students of the University
returned from the recent war-a
war which many of us believed to
be against injustice and persecu-
tion-there is a large body who are
still interested in justice and
equality of opportunity for all.
Those students, both veterans and
youngsters who weren't in the
war, who imagine that the success
of democracy rests on equal edu-
cational and economic opportunity
for all have just as much right to
use the Union for their purposes
as any others.
As to the political nature of the
movement for a Fair Employment
Practices Law in Michigan, it
would be difficult at the moment
to deny the political importance of
the atom bomb, and yet scarcely a
day passes without some meeting
in one of the University buildings
on that subject. Is it that the ex-
plosive quality of the atom bomb
is less than that of the Fair Em-
ployment Practices movement? I
should think that so wide an in-
terpretation of "political" would
necessitate the exclusion from the
curriculum of the University of a
tremendous number of our most
popular and generally considered
valuable courses- in political sci-
ence, economics, history, and soci-
ology, to name but a few. I
should think also that one of the
functions of a state university
would be to foster, inform, and en-
courage all movements of a true
democracy in our country.
Look at the Declaration of In-
dependence, and review it a little,
Mr. Snow.
-David F. Ross
-Faith Ross
* * *
Women's Hours
To the Editor:
WE HEARTILY endorse the let-
,ter advocating abolition of
hours for women, which appeared
in the November 20th issue of
The Daily.
Women's hours are unfair be-
cause they discriminate against
one group of students, those liv-
ing in organized women's resi-
dences. We have heard the ar-
gument that if women are requir-
ed to keep hours, it is totally un-
necessary to restrict the men. If,
in the interests of morality, it is
necessary to carefully supervise
the comings and goings of one sex,
why not share the burden accord-
ing to the responsibility? The on-
ly fair solution is for men to keep
hours one year and women the
next.
Parents who fear for the safety
of their children, should send
them to small junior colleges,
where theywould receive adequate
supervision. Students who desire
to learn the responsibilities of in-
telligent mature citizenship, will
not suffer when the absurdity of
women's hours is officially recog-
nized.
-Doris Waisbod,
-Norma S. Levy
-(Mrs.) Mary Grider Harrison

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+ BOOKS +

Education and World Tragedy, Howard Mumford
Jones, former professor of English and now at
Harard, Harvard Press, 178 pages, $2.50.
P ROFESSOR JONES begins this book by
painting the picture of world tradgedy-
the familiar theme of the atomic bomb. The
vivid painting produces the sensation of
fear, or at least concern, which we all should
have in thinking about the future. It is al-
most universally agreed that another war
will be rather gruesome. He then goes on.
to say that "war, technology in preparation
for war, and nationalism are the three great
forces warping education in, what we
quaintly call, the civilized world." It is a
vicious circle-these factors affecting educa-
tion; and education, in a sense, nurturing
them. Agreed.
But Prof. Jones' solutions are almost
Quixotic, he sees the urgency for reform
and goes about his task in a well-meaning
manner. Fine, but he forgetsone thing-
that is, he constructs a human nature to
fit his educational utopia rather than tak-
ing as given the usually disappointing
human nature and seeing what can be
done with it. Briefly, he proposes a "re-
orientation of college studies to include
professional or vocational training for all,
the study of science and its application to
industrial society, the assumptions and
workings of representative government,
the study of Russia, of the Orient, and of
personal relationships in a competitive so-
ciety." He also advocates a new program
for the training of college professors; this
will be done in graduate schools, and the
present graduate schools will be called
Research Training Institutes.

"liberal" side of the well-educated, profes-
sional man. The liberal arts professors will
tell students how to get along with their
neighbors, about representative govern-
ments, the scientific assumptions, and the
oriental cultures. That is fine. In only four
short years of college, the student can learn
the answer to all his problems. He will be
well indoctrinated indeed; he won't have to
think or worry. Prof. Jones highly recom-
mends Prof. Northrop's The Meeting of East
and West; He says, "what is needed-what
is desperately needed in our colleges-is a
simplification and generalization of his
courageous volume." We feeble-minded stu-
dents will have everything simplified for us
by our professors, who will interpret and
draw all the conclusions. These gods will
solve the problems that have foiled the
greatest minds of the western world for over
2,000 years. I suppose that when these for-
tunate students leave school and any new
problems arise, they will only have to con-
sult these oracles, and their worries will be
over.
This fanciful little book might be likened
to a dream. Prof. Jones' vivid imagination
presents an assorted collection of exciting,
beautiful pictures; but as yet, I am not able
to detect the integrating device for them-
I am sure it isn't logic. Could it be desire?
--Peter Hamill
General Library List
Finletter, Gretchen - From The Top of the
Stairs. Boston, Atlantic Monthly press.
1946.
Jones. Howard Mumford - Education and

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