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Galens Able Philanthropy

Iron Curtain


THE TANGIBLE results gained from con-
tributions to the Galens Annual Christ-
mas Drive can be seen in the shop at the
University Hospital and displays of the
youngsters' projects in local store windows.
The intangible outcome of the contri-
butions lies with hundreds of children
whose periods of hospital confinement
have been brightened by the hours spent
working in the Galen Shop in carefree
release from hospital routine, which is at'
best dull and dreary to a usually active
boy or girl.
The Galen's Honorary Medical Society
has sponsored these drives for the past 18
years. The record of the support given
them, with their quota oversubscribed each
time, speaks for itself. Their $3,000 goal
last year was topped by more than $500.
In addition to the therapeutic value of
diverting the youngsters' minds from their
illnesses, the Galen Shop instructors have
highly praised the type of activity offered
there as a definite socializing influence. The
beneficial contact with other children is
particularly important, they say, when it
is realized that work in the shop is perhaps
one of the main sources of working and
playing with other "kids" for children who
have been almost without a normal group
of playmates.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

THE GALENS' story does not stop here,
though. To start from the beginning,
they are a group of 24 junior and senior
medical students who serve as a student-
faculty contact and philanthropic group
whose past work shows extremely efficient
and effective organization.
A large part of their work is done
through the income of the Galen News-
stand in University Hospital. Through
these profits they have made available
a low interest loan fund and 10 scholar-
ships of $200 each yearly to junior and
senior medical students. They have
helped finance one of the finest medical
photography departments in any teach-
ing hospital throughout the country and
have set up many other benefits to stu-
dents and patients at University Hospital.
For example, funds donated by them re-
cently made it possible to put curtains
around ward beds, replacing the cumber-
some folding screens formerly used.
The Galens have put the medical school
ahead of the rest of the campus in a fac-
ulty rating program which they have used
every year for some time, through which
several changes have been made in their
They also serve on the student-faculty
internship committee, which gets details
for graduating seniors every year about jobs
available, complete with application blanks
for them and information about quarters
and salary.
The annual Galens Tag Day on campus
today and tomorrow is your opportunity
to help continue and expand these services
to the community for the coming year.
-Gay Larsen






Economic Merger

THE FORMAL ratification of the economic
merger that makes the Anglo-Saxon
nations partners in Germany brings both
good and bad cheer.
Some of the benefits are:
1. The prospect of a united German Reich
becomes dimmer. I have never believed that
the Soviets could accept the only kind of
unity Americans and Britons can accept
without losing all hold over Germany.
Any form of divided Germany is prefer-
able to any form of united Germany. For
a divided Germany cannot so easily again
become a world menace.
2. The Western bloc becomes somewhat
more firm. This bloc is not - as Russia-
firsters argue - the result of a dark Anglo-
Saxon plot against Russia. It is the in-
evitable result of the Soviet enslavement of
Eastern Europe. It just happens. Whether
-as my old friend Konni Ziliacus, near-
communist Labor MP charges - the U. S.
and Britain have already entered into an
"oral" defensive military alliance is a mat-
ter of indifference. If they have not al-
ready, they will at some point. During
their arguments with Stalin over Soviet
imperialism, Roosevelt and Churchill ought
to have warned the Russian dictator that
persistence to his claims on Eastern Europe
would unite the U. S. and Britain against
him. He should have known it anyway.
If he did not, he can lay the blame on
bemused American thinkers like Henry
3. The consolidation of Western Europe
to the point where it can defend itself
against occupation by the Soviet Union
has been started. Western Europe is po-
tentially one of the strongest military units
in the world. Unless there is real disarma-
wment, its defensive union is a necessity.
4. Finally, I suppose, one should welcome
anything that will make our occupation of
Germany pay for itself unless this saving
means a recrudescence of the German

The disadvantages of the Anglo-American
merger seem to me to be:
1. There remains the possibility that the
Soviet Union in its thirst for maximum rep-
arations and its panic fear of the Western
bloc, may ultimately accept the Anglo-
American type of a united Germany.
A France dominated by communists would
accept this as well as other orders from
2. The Western bloc should be formed,
not around a nucleus of unrepentent Ger-
mans, but around France, Belgium and
Holland with the Ruhr coal at their dis-
posal. By beginning this two years ago,
American and British politicians would
have done more to prevent communism in
Europe than by any scheme centering on
The Western bloc could still be so formed
-if Byrnes and Bevin had the requisite
Otherwise, French, Belgians and Nether-
landers may refuse to adhere to any political
groupingaaround a German nucleus. In
which case, not all the coal in the Ruhr
can make a Western bloc.
The Anglo-American economic fusion is
being accompanied by a wave of Anglo-
Saxon sympathy for the Germans.
Part of this sympathy is political cal-
culation. It is a mistaken belief that to
prevent the Germans going communist, we
must be prepared to bribe them. Therefore,
we seem to be panning for "our" Germans
(not mine!) a higher living standard than
the average of their victims.
But some of the sympathy is real. Over
the radio from Berlin, into parts of the
British and American press, are coming
sob stories that demonstrate how well the
new German campaign to "organize sym-
pathy" is succeeding. I do not mean that
we should not feed German babies. We
should feed them to the same extent that
we feed Chinese babies.
With the wave of sympathy for this people
of thugs comes the expected rebirth of
German arrogance.
Social-democratic German "friends" are
beginning to utter threats. Are we to forget
the Social-democratic bureaucrats con-
sciously furthered Germany's secret re-
armament after the last war?
The victorious nations occupying defeated
Germany are in no sense "trustees" for the
German people. We are wardens in charge
of a desperate, conceivably paranoical crim-
inal. Our first task is not to cure the evil-
doer but to protect international society
against him.
We made the mistake once before of be w
lieving in German regeneration. Now we
seem in danger of once more falling victim
to the same mixture of whine plus innocence.
(Copyright 1946, Press Alliance, Inc)

THERE IS strong objection in the United
States to any so-called iron curtain in
the world, unless it be an American iron
curtain. The Army and Navy prefer to
operate in the utmost secrecy, especially
with reference to the unnecessary expendi-,
ture of great sums of money and irrespon-
sible and dictatorial Naval rule in Guam
and American Samoa. Of course, our State
Department operates behind an iron cur-
tain. How many American citizens really
know what has happened in the Philippines
with Ambassador McNutt pulling down the
venetian shades to hide his collaborationist
friend, President Roxas, from the inquisi-
tive, or in Japan where General MacArthur
is the nearest approach to an absolute mon-
arch that we have ever produced, with the
possible exception of John L. Lewis?
And then there is Germany! What has
been going on there to cause such jittery
fear lest it be brought to light? Surpris-
ingly enough, some of our outstanding
publicists are striving desperately to pre-
vent what was first the Truman Com-
mittee, then the Mead Committee, and
which will soon be the Brewster Com-
mittee, from going to Germany to lift the
iron curtain and expose to light what has
so sedulously been concealed behind it.'
In this "hush-hush" proceeding, both the
Administration and critics of the Admin-
istration are working hand in hand. The
State Department, the Navy Department,
the War Department, and various and
sundry Senators, both Republican and
Democratic, are going about on tiptoes
with monitory forefingers raised.
Secretary Byrnes and both Senators Van-
denberg and Connally are doing everything
possible to prevent Senator Brewster and
the present day Truman Committee from
going over and taking a look at Germany,
though everyone was in favor of this before
election. With four lame-duck Senators-
Mead, Briggs, Tunnell, and Mitchell-Sen-
ator Kilgore is against the proposed in-
vestigation, thus defeating it, at least tem-
porarily, by a vote of 6 to 4. It has been said
that President Truman himself brought
pressure on these democratic Senators to
vote the way they did.
We ought to know more than we do about
the economic affairs of Germany. We par-
ticularly need to be enlightened with respect
to whether or not anything is being done
to check effectively any effort tobrevivedand
extend the cartels which flourished under
Hitler and which sought to dominate the
banking and commerce of the entire world.
People have not forgtten the active par-
ticipation in these cartels of American firms
whose names have become household words
and which had become so dominant in our
own country. It would be helpful to know
what American financial houses are oper-
ating in Germany and what their objctives
are. It is difficult to believe that the power-
ful house of J. P. Morgan and Company is
not seeking some positional advantage for
itself. And then there is that budding
younger financial giant, Dillon, Reed and
Company. Some foresee a bitter struggle
between these two powerful firms with the
House of Morgan having the advantage of .
experience and entrenched strength, and
Dillon, Reed and Company being in a po-
sition to attack and take over with the po-
tent support in Germany of General Draper
and the strength in reserve held by his for-
mer business associate and still close frier
Secretary of the Navy Forrestal. Nor is it to
be supposed that the Secretary of Com-
merce, W. Averell Harriman, who has strong
connections as a partner in the prominent
Wall Street firm of Brown, Harriman and
Company, is without at least a passing in-
terest in the struggle that is going on for
financial control of Germany.
As a matter of fact, a thorough investi-
gation of the military administration of
Germany and of what our Wall Street in-
terests are doing over there to subjugate
German banking and commerce, by means
of cartels or other devices, is already past
(Copyright 1946, by the N.Y. Post Syndicate)

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Pu1ication 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 office of the
Assistant to the President, Room 1021
Angell Halil, by 3:00 p.m. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-
VOL. LVII, No. 63
To All Chairmen of Departments:
Please call Extension 437 in the
Business Office and order the
number of Ann Arbor telephone
directories needed in your depart-
ment. You are entitled to one for
each instrument. Delivery will be
made by capnpus mail when direc-
tories are available, presumably
about December 6. Please return
obsolete directories to 'the mes-
Herbert G. Watkins, Secretary
Navy Five-term Officer Stu-
dents. All officers will report to
North Hall; NROTC Headquarters,
re. Christmas leave.
Notice to Veterans All student
veterans who have not received
subsistence checks by December
10 are urged to report in person to
the Veterans Administration Of-
fice, Rm. 100, Rackham Bldg.,
Tues., Dec. 10, between 8:00 a.m.
and 4:30 p.m.
FORE TUES., DEC. 10. No re-
ports will be accepted after 4:30
p.m., Wed., Dec. 11.
Veterans are further advised
that it is absolutely essential that
they have their "C" numbers
available when they report.
This is a nation-wide inquiry,
conducted atythe direction of Gen-
eral Bradley, Administrator of
Veterans Affairs, which supersedes
all previous subsistence surveys.
School of Business Administra-
tion: All students who intend to
transfer to the School of Business
Administration for the spring se-
mester, 1947, and who have not
submitted their applications,
should secure these blanks at Rm.
108, Tappan Hall, and turn them
in immediately.
Swimming and sports for coup-
les every Friday evening at the
Intramural Sports Building.
Women students who are un-
able to go home for the Christmas
holidays and who need accommo-
dations in Ann Arbor may leave
their names at the Office of the
Dean of Women. Dormitory resi-
dents who have already notified
their house directors do not need
to call at the Office of the Dean
of Women but all others should
do so if they wish help.
Willow Run Village
West Court:
Friday, Dec. 6, 8:00 p.m. Classi-
cal Recordings.
Sat., Dec. 7, 8:30-11:30 p.m.,
Open House for all couples.
ing, bridge, refreshments.
West Lodge:
Fri., Dec. 6, 8:00 p.m., Bridge;

8:30 p.m., U of M Student Dancel
with Hal Jackson's Orchestra. ]
University Lecture: Dr. D. K.
Lieu A.B. '15, member of the Sta-]
tistical Commission of the United
Nations, will lecture on the sub-j
ject, "China's Wartime Economic]
Situation," at 4:15 p.m., Fri., Dec.
6, Rackham Amphitheatre; aus-
pices of the Department of Eco-
nomics. The public is cordially in-
University Lecture: Dr. John R.
Knott, Assistant Professor of Clin-
ical Psychology, Department of
Psychiatry, State University of7
Iowa, will lecture on the subject,1
"Electro cortical variations in be-
havior disorders," at 4:15 p.m.,
Mon., Dec. 9, Rackham Amphi-
theater; auspices of the Depart-
ment of Psychiatry and the Bu-
reau of Psychological services.
The public is cordially invited.
French lecture: Professor Marc
Denkinger, of the Department of
Romance Languages, will lecture
on the subject "Les Aventures de
M. Vieux-Bois-Album humoris-
tique de Rod. Toepffer" (illus-
trated), at 4:10 p.m., Tues., Dec.
10, Rm. D, Alumni Memorial Hall;
Auspices of the Cercle Francais.-
Tickets for the lectures may be
procured from theSecretary of the
Romance Language Department
(Rm. 112, Romance Language
Bldg.) or at the door at the time
of the lecture for a small sum.
Members of the Cercle Francais
are admitted free upon presenta-
tion of their membership cards.
These lectures are open to the
general public.
Vocational Lecture: The Job
Outlook -- Occupational Trends
and Opportunities, a realistic pic-
ture of jobs in our present eco-
nomic situation by Dr. Ewan
Clague, Commissioner of Labor
Statistics, U. S. Department of La-
bor, Washngton, D. C., at 7:30
p.m., Tues., Dec. 10, Rackham
Lecture Hall; auspices of the Uni-
versity Bureau of Appointments
and Occupational Information.
Academic Notices
Algebra Seminar meet at 4:15
today, Rm. 3201, Angell Hall. Dr.
Tornheim will speak on the "Val-
uation Theory."
Biological Chemistry Seminar
meet at 3 o'clock today, Rm. 219,
W. Medical Bldg. The subject to
be discussed will be "Estrogen
Hormones and Lipid Metabolism
in the Fowl." All interested are
English 1, section 72 meet in 301
Economics Bldg., beginning to-
day (instead of 3056 N. S.).
Faculty Recital: William H.
Stubbins, clarinetist and Mary
McCall Stubbins, pianist, will pre-
sent a program of three sonatas
by Brahms, Saint-Saens, and
Hindemith at 8:30 this evening,

Rackham Assembly Hall. The pub-
lic is invited.
The Museum of Art presents
Prints by George Rouault, and
African Negro Sculpture, in the
galleries of Alumni Memorial Hall,
Dec. 4-20: weekdays, except Mon-
days, 10:00-12:00, and 2:00-5:00;
Sundays :00-5:00. The public is
The College of Architecture and
Design presents an exhibition of
Advertising Art sponsored by the
Art Directois Club of Detroit. The
exhibition will be current until
Dec. 7 at noon,, in the Galleries of
the Rackham Bldg.
Exhibit of student work of the
Cooper Union Art School, New
York, will be current from Dec. 5
to 20, ground floor corridor, Col-
lege of Architecture and Design.
India Art Exhibition presented
by Hindustan Association at Rack-
ham Building on Friday and
Saturday, Dec. 6 and 7, 4:00-10:00
p.m. All are invited.
Events Today
University Radio Programs:
2:30 p.m., Station WKAR, 870
Kc. Michigan Matinee, "Short-
wave for Jeanie."
2:45 p.m., Station WKAR, 870
Kc. "Amateurs in Astronomy,"
Freeman D. Miller, Visiting Asso-
ciate Professor of Astronomy.
3:30 p.m., Station WPAG, 1050
Kc. Dorothy Ornest, soprano,
Geological Journal Clubmeet
at 12:00 noon, Rm. 3055 Natural
Science Bldg. Dr. C. W. Hibbard
will speak on "Pleistocene Depos-
its in the High Plain region of
Kansas and Oklahoma." Bring
your own sandwiches.
Russian Film, "Alexander Nev-
sky," auspices of the Russian Cir-
cle, 8:30 p.m., Rackham Amphi-
theatre, Dec. 6 and 7. Admission
charged. Tickets on sale at the
book stores and the League.
Films on Life and Culture of
India, Dec. 6 and 7. 7:15 p.m.,
Rackham.Amphitheatre. Admis-
sion free.
Armenian Students' Association
meeting at 7:30 p.m., Interna-
tional Center.
Kappa Fhi Club meet at 5:15
p.m. Program theme, "Living for
Others" Pledges meet early,
Association Coffee Hour from
4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Lane Hall Li-
Congregational-Disciples . Guild
meet at the Guild house, 438 May-
nard, and go as a group to the
Dinner and social evening for
married Lutheran Students at 6
o'clock at the Student Center.
Westminster Guild square dance
(Continued on Page 6)

Daily Worker .. .
To the Editor:
LOGIC, logic LOGIC! Boy, are
we off the course. (Prof. Laing-
ford, please note.) Now the Daily
Worker wants to get into the act.
My dear Mr. Silk: We realize
all the wonderful issues, resolu-
tions and other things the Daily
Worker stands for - but does
this mean we must regard the
paper as carrying the torch for a
Saved Mankind?
Why do protagonists find only
goodness in their holy little caus-
es and overlook the faults when
in. defense? Simply can't fig ure
it out. Must be these Logic lec-
tures that are confusing it all.
Why, you yourself, Mr. Silk, hold
the N.Y. Post in contempt. This
paper fights for every one of the
causes you mention the Worker as
being for; the Masses; 4isarma-
ment - Russian variety; O P A
rent controls; anti-hypocritical
(and anti-GOP, too). Yet the
N.Y. Post is bad.
Why? Because it red-baits -
ain't it so? Therefore, it is a no-
good paper. And you are right.
Yes, you are. Here is a liberal
paper that is considered an enemy
of the Working Class because it
has great faults offsetting its
good. Fine logic.
But does not the Daily Worker

Letters to the Editor..

have a little fault or two,.EH?
Isn't there the matter of viewing
all news and opinion from the
perspective of Moscow? Just as
red-baiting is a dangerous preju-
dice ,too? In this enlightened
world newspapers are supposed to
be defenders of Truth, free to
criticize anything or anyone at
any time. The communist organ
finds evil, all right -but only in
the narrow range its self-im-
posed blinders allows it.
The Daily Worker is a fine
fighter for the Common Man.
But it sickens some people to hear
it defend Mr. Molotov every time
he blinks.
-Bill Gamzon
Discrimination . .
To the Editor:
ONE of the best advertising
schemes in town, I believe,
has been the display, in the win-
dow of a local barber shop, of the
pictures of the outstanding mem-
bers of the football team.
Conspicuous by their absence
from this group are Lenny Ford,
Gene Derricotte and Bob Mann,
who certainly have been major
factors in Michigan's football vic-
Twenty-seven players' pictures
are on display but none af these
three are included - could it be
because they are Negroes?
Perhaps the store owners hve
an adequate explanation, but to
me it appears an obvious case of
racial discrimination.
-Howard S. Levy
To the Editor:
THE present concerted drive to
oust communists from impor-
tant government and labor posi-
tions contains many potential
dangers, one of the primary dan-
gers being the eventual outlawing
of the Communist party. It will
be a near fatal step if the various
state governments, in their jubi-
lant desire to get in on the hunt-
ing, join the bandwagon and ban
the Communist party. A critical
public can scrut4nize the policies
and methods of a legally recog-
nized party, which acts inthe
open in contrast to one which
mustgo underground.rThe pub-
lic can determine more readly
what the party's policies are, and
who its spokesmen and who its
rank and file are. The Commun-
ist party must not be banned.
The danger that the burrowing
out process might go farther than
is legal or farther than most Am-
ericans believe it should be carried
mustbe recognized. The drive
initiated, under today's Demo-
crats, will be culminated by .he
newly elected Republicans whose
facile name calling and use of
red herring devices bodes no good
for progressive thinkers. As citi-
zens it is our duty to see that civil
liberties are not abused. We must
be vigilant today, or tomorrow -
well, tomorrow it will be too late.
-Alvin Hamburg
EDITOR'S NOTE: 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 in-
stances, they will be printed, at the
discretion of the editorial director.
THERE is a famine in India now,
and it is already becoming
acute. From all indications it will
prove one of the most dreadful
in recorded history.


At Rackham Lecture Hall.. .
Alexander Nevsky, Music by Prokofieff.
IT IS NOT often that a director steals his
show, but Sergei Eisenstein has certainly
done just that in "Alexander Nevsky." Al-
though a limited knowledge of the Russian
language might prevent one from fully ap-
preciating the quality of the screenplay,
there can be no disagreement as to the out-
standing merit of the direction.
This picture can truly be called a master-
piece in the art of cinema making. The
story moves swiftly through action, what
dialogue there is being brief and terse, ex-
cept for a few heroic declamations. These
are quite understandable, in view of the
fact that the underlying motive in this pro-
duction was to warn possible aggressors of
what they' were likely to encounter in the
spirit of the Russian people, a spirit which
hasn't changed, evidently, since 1942, the
time of this story.
The music, specially composed by Ser-
gei Prokofieff, is an integral part of the
film, helping to sustain the medieval at-
mosphere with the aid of minutely de-
tailed settings and costumes.
The great battle-scene forms the crux of
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the Metropolitan Opera Company, re-
turned to Hill Auditorium last night and did
everything but a soft shoe shuffle.
I like Mr. Baccaloni. I think he has a
natural sense of humor as well as a fine
voice. In a crowd he's great. But get him
out there all by himself and it's mighty
concentrated; too much buffo and not
enough basso.
This is not an attempt to discredit Mr.
Baccaloni. All of the arias he sang, when
placed in their proper relation to the rest
of the operas are valid entertainment. His
rendition of Verdi's "Quand' ero paggio'
from "Falstaff" was, in fact, almost worth
the entire evening.
Putting all these selections together in
one program, though, produces an evening
of barren music. I think that there just isn't
enough music written for a basso buffo to
monopolize an evening.
-Harry Levine

Fifty-Seventh Year
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At the Michigan.. .
Home Sweet Homicide (20th Century),
Randolph Scott, Lynn Ban, kids. If you like
children, you'll love this one. The offspring
of a mystery writer (based on Craig Rice)
set out to solve a next door murder, and
the manner in which they turn the neigh-
borhood upside down in the process adds up
to relatively pleasant entertainment. Al-


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