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End of Round One
To the Editor:
In the recent squabble between the Student
Legislature and The Daily, verbal stones have
been hurled back and forth, and it is not easy
to decide which organization merits the de-
cision of the round.
The Michigan Daily received my vote, how-
ever, because of two simple facts, facts which
the Legislature will find hard to dodge.
The first one is that The Daily, while prop-
erly condemning the students' fraud, HAS NOT
SOUGHT TO CLOUD THE ISSUE. The issue
being the why's and wherefores of the miserable
student seating and the "dollar diplomacy" em-
ployed in assigning seats. This the majority of
the 18,000 students regard as the main issue.
The Legislature chose to concentrate on the
effect (i.e., the falsification of class and year)
rather than the cause for all the trouble. It's
hats off to The Daily for blasting the real crime
to the fullest rather than dodging the issue by
a cowardly threat upon the offending students.
The second punch that decided this round is
the fact that the two organizations should look
at the functions they were originally set to
perform. Both of these functions, no matter
how they differ in some respects, have a common
ground - TO VOICE THE VIEWS OF THE
STUDENT. The Daily has done so consistently;
the Legislature has acted as a tool for dollar
diplomats in this recent issue. If this is what
I voted for when I placed a vote for student gov-
erhment, I'm sorry I was one of the 15 per cent
who did so.
-Lincoln R. Siegel
NIGHT EDITOR: FRANCES PAINE
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
UST THE OTHER DAY, the 23rd of Septem-
ber to be exact, a small group of men, rep-
resenting some four thousand civic-minded citi-
zens, called on the President. Paul Robeson was
their spokesman. There were a few other well-
known persons, but for the most part, they
were a group of plain, ordinary citizens.
There was little publicity given to the af-
fair; there were no startling headlines in the
evening papers. Life went on pretty much as
usual - but these men had a great deal to say,
and they said it.
These four thousand men were speaking out
against the growing menace of the Ku Klux
Klan. They were asking that further lynchings
be stopped, that the Negro be guaranteed his
civil and economic rights. And, too, they were
speaking for all minority groups, because they
understood that discriminations against one
minority would soon lead to discriminations
against another; that when the inherent free-
doms of a portion of the population are de-
stroyed, the freedoms of all people are jeopard-
ized. They realized that the method of terror
against a minority group was the method of the
Nazis. They realized, too, that fascism is by
no means a dead issue, that its germs have been
planted in every country, including our own.
But these men were not well received by
Mr. Truman. There was something cold in
the tone of his response, something almost
harsh. He refused to make any public state-
ment regarding the need of stopping lynch-
ings. He considered it politically inexpedient.
IN CHOOSING this course, Mr. Truman has
given what in effect amounts to a sanction
of the Klan and all other fascist front groups
within the country, True, for the moment, this
was the easiest way out of a difficult situation.
He will receive no reprimands from Mr. Rankin
and Mr. Bilbo or from others of the Southern
Congressmen who are elected on the basis of
a no-Negro-vote. He will have no threats of
a "break" from within the party - but this
question of minorities is not a party question.
it far transcends any thought of party. It is

a question which concerns all of the people for
all of the time.
These four thousand men are not discour-
aged. Nor have they departed en-masse from
Washington. For to do so now would mean de-
feat. And defeat for them would mean further
defeat for all progressive forces - they will sub-
mit their plea again. But to their voices will be
added countless thousands of others who realize
that this fight concerns them too.
-Ernest E. Ellis

No More 'Peaches'
To the Editor:
Friday's edition of The Michigan Daily car-
ried a last page feature that most certainly was
not of interest to the average reader. Nearly
half of the available news columns on page six
were taken up by the poorly written "peachy"
feature which was probably not of the slightest
concern to anyone but your Mr. Cassell.
With the shortage of space being what it
is, we feel that The Daily could have used the
space more profitably. Why not use the lim-
ited space for either features of more general
appeal or more news, instead of cluttering it up
with fill-ins that nothing but a trade magazine
would consider using?
-Pat Caughey
Barbara Davenport
Betty Lou Bidwell
Jean Harris
* * * *
Government 'Crises'
To the Editor:
After reading several editorials in The Daily,
all cheering wildly for OPA, I feel it is time for
a word of criticism. Current at the moment
seems to be a discussion of the meat shortage,
and predictions are dire as to the consequences
if and when OPA ceilings are removed. It seems
quite obvious to me that the administration -
and I use the term loosely - has one major ob-
jective in sustaining OPA: that of prolonging and
tightening the strangle hold on American pro-
ducers, processors, distributors and consumers,
in short, the American people, which they ac-
quired during the war years. For 165 years the
U. S. has gotten along reasonably well without
governmental control of all commercial enter-
prise and it appears odd that now there is such
a vital demand for it. And whence comes this
demand? From a series of "Administration"-
created crises; crises which will continue to be
created until the American people grow tired of
being bullied, confused and misled and demand
a change in policy, or until their will to decide
for themselves is broken.
But to return to the meat problem. Our staff
writers point out that if ceilings were removed,
meat prices would soar. Might I remind them
of the OPA holiday a few weeks back. I recall
that over the entire nation, individual retailers
banded together out of free will - in the Amer-
ican tradition -- to prevent an exorbitant rise,
not only in meat prices, but in the price of all
commodities. The price rose, yes, but I believe
that the average consumer would rather, far
rather, pay a higher price and eat a little meat,
than pay just as high price and eat no meat.
And supposing prices rose - is there no such
thing as competition to bring prices down again?
Or has the "Administration" killed that also?
For a few days OPA was absent, and during
those days illegal meat producers feared for their
businesses, stockyards and packing houses were
full, and the American people had steaks on
their tables.
Now OPA is back, prices still rise and meat
is funnelled into the even more widely flour-
ishing black markets. This is the cost of gov-
ernmental control.
-John R. Carnes
* * * *
Crowded Stairways
To the Editor:
Granted that the University is overerowded,
I still see no reason why such utter confusion
and disorganization must prevail between class-
es on the stairways of Angell Hall. I refer in
particular to the stairways leading to the exits
in the rear of the building. At the present time,
it takes a normal, courteous individual approxi-
mately five minutes to go from the third floor
to the basement exit during the between-class
exodus. By running at a reasonable clip, one
can arrive at a class in the Economics Building
at ten minutes after the hour. This condition
should be remedied as soon as possible.
To facilitate quick entrance and exit from
Angell Hall, I propose the following solutions:
1. Designate particular stairways as "ONE
WAY" stairways during the rush hours. Since
the exit that leads from Angell Hall to Uni-
versity Hall is practically unused, it would be
a simple matter to have those leaving Angell
Hall to use this exit, and the entrance of AH
that is next to Mason Hall could be used for in-

coming traffic only. It would perhaps force
the students to walk an extra thirty or forty
feet, but the time saved would be more than
ample compensation.
2. Stagger the dismissal of classes in Angell
Hall, so that the 3rd and 4th floors leave a
minute or two early, and the ther floors a min-
ute or two later.
Yours for immediate action along any line,
if it helps to alleviate the situation.
-V. J. Perini

I'D RATHER BE RIGHT:
U.S. Diplomacy
By SAMUEL GRAFTON
MR. BYRNES and Mr. Molotov have had a
private talk, their first since the Paris con-
ference opened almost three months ago. We
do not know what happened at that talk, but
next day Mr. Byrnes said he believed war was
not imminent, so perhaps the interview was not
too vexatious. The fact that this was the first
such talk at the conference shows how fantas-
tically little direct contact there has been be-
tween Russia and the West during this recent
period. Actually, it would be possible to write
a history of Western diplomacy during this last
year in terms of a search for substitutes for
direct negotiations at the top levels.
Anything, except having the heads of state
sit down at a little round table, seems to have
been the motto. It began a year ago, after the
collapse of the Conference of Foreign Ministers
at London, when Mr. Truman announced that
there would be no more Big Three meetings of
himself, Attlee, Stalin. There followed a period
of diplomacy by speech-making, with Mr. Tru-
man, in his October 27 Navy Day address in
Central Park, New York, promising ambiguiusly
both to hold onto atomic secrets and to share
them, and with Mr. Molotov answering him, ten
days later, in a speech in Moscow in which he
promised that the Russians, too, would soon
have atomic energy.
This period of diplomacy by speech-making
(in effect, a period of struggle, not a period of
negotiation) continued through the winter, and
culmninated in the exchanges this summer, with
Mr. Byrnes' oration at Stuttgart, and Mr. Stal-
in's answer to an inquiring reporter.
NOW WE COME to the Paris conference, at
which we have been exploring devices for
doing international business without direct in-
ternational negotiation at the highest level.
One such has been a fantastic over-use of the
"open diplomacy" doctrine, which has tended
to substitute diplomacy by press handout for
diplomacy by negotiation, with the delegations
stuck with positions taken publicly too early in
the game, so that they have sometimes been re-
duced to carrying on a war in the press against
each other, rather than doing business with
each other. Another device, basic to this confer-
ence, is the convocation of small nations without
real power, except to speak; this has tended to
turn the conference into a demonstration, a
mobilization of opinion, rather than a business
meeting. Hence there is promise in Mr. Byrnes'
direct talk with Mr. Molotov; it may lead to
other talks, let us hope, higher up; perhaps
we have here the beginning of the end of this
period in a search for substitutes for direct,
top-level negotiation.
And perhaps that was in Mr. Anthony Eden's
mind when he asked the other day for a new
Western approach to Russia; breaking a silence
of many months during which he has been
watching the parade of gadgets and devices,
the illusory search for a solution without agree-
ment. t
(Copyright 1946, by the N.Y. Post Syndicate)
CURRENT
MOVIES
At the State , .
CLAUDIA AND DAVID (20th Century); Dor-
othy McGuire, Robert Young
THIS SEQUEL to "Claudia" might well be
titled "Babes in Coyland" or "How To Train
for a Nervous Breakdown Though Married."
The fault cannot be placed at the door of the
McGuire-Young team. They do their acting best
by a script with which the writers obviously ran
amok. The minor family pitfalls which are so
sanely spaced in Miss Francken's stories have
been jamimed into the space of a few brief weeks
in their screen presentation. The effect is cata-

strophic. Miss McGuire hits peaks where her
neurosis is the more revolting adolescent type,
while Mr. Young is obviously hanging onto his
temper and his sanity by his teeth. If this rep-
resents the ideal marriage in Connecticut, the
state legislature should begin investigation at
once.
* * * *
At the Michigan*...
TO EACH HIS OWN (Paramount); Olivia de
Havilland, John Lund.
THOUGH I did not shed a tear, I observed
from the actions of various females seated
near me that this is a one- possibly a two-hand-
kerchief movie. It has been referred to as "ad-
ult." The reference is correct. The story deals
quite frankly with Miss de Havilland's youthful
indescretions, the birth of her child, and her
resultant attempts to adopt same. The acting
is believable, not so much because of the su-
perior insight on the part of the actors, but
because of excellently written parts. John Lund,
in his first screen role, is a new find for Ameri-
can womanhood. I preferred him as Miss de
Havilland's blond romantic moment, but he
also does adequately as her dark-haired off-
spring. Mary Anderson and Roland Culver do
beautifully in supporting roles.
-Joan Fiske

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DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

Publication in The Daily Official Bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the office of the Assistant to the
President, Room 1021 Angell Hall, by 3:30
p.m. on the day preceding publication
(11:00 a.m. Saturdays).
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
VOL. LVI, No. 13
Notices
Student Organizations which wish
to be reapproved for the school year
1946-47 should submit a list of their
officers to the Office of the Dean of
Students. Any group which is not so
registered will be considered inactive.
Senior Engineers who expect to
graduate in February should fill out
the blank for diploma applications
in the Secretary's Office, Rm. 263 W.
Eng. Bldg., before Oct. 8.
Graduate Students who expect to
receive degrees at the end of the fall
semester are reminded that diploma
applications are due before noon,
Wed., Oct. 9, and should be turned in
at the information desk of the Grad-
uate School.
Candidate for the Teacher's Cer-
tificate for February: Please call at
the Office of the School of Education,
1437 University Elementary School,
on Wed. or Thurs., Oct. 9 or 10, be-
tween 1:30 and 4:30 to take the
Teacher's Oath. This is a require-
ment for the teacher's certificate.
Candidates for the Teacher's Cer-
tificate: A list of candidates for the
certificate for February has been
posted on the bulletin board of the
School of Education, Rm. 1431 Uni-
versity Elementary School. Any pros-
pective candidate whose name does
not appear on this list should call at
the office of the Recorder of the
School of Education, 1437 University
Elementary School.
Sigma Xi - Members of other
Chapters of the Society who are now
associated with the University of
Michigan and wish affiliation with
the local Chapter are cordially invited
to notify the Secretary, Rm. 322
W. Medical Bldg., giving member-
ship status, year of election, and
Chapter where initiated.
University Terrace Apartments:
Waiting list will be reopened from
Oct. 9-11 for additional names
which may be added in person at the
Office of the Dean of Students, Rm.
2, University Hall. Due to the large
number of students desiring apart-
ments it will be necessary that the
waiting list be limited to students fll-
ing the following three requirements:
1) Michigan residents at inter-
preted by the Regents of the Uni-
versity.
2) Married Veterans who are de-
siring apartments at the present time,
and are within two years of comple-
tion of their college work.
3) Students who have been in resi-
dence at the University for at least
two terms.
Pi Tau Pi Sigma. Plans are now
underway to reinstate the Honorary
National Signal Corps Fraternity, Pi
Tau Pi Sigma, on the University of
Michigan campus. It is requested

that all Alumni and honorary mem-
bers contact Major Porter, Asst.
PMS&T (Signal) at 512 S. State, or
by telephone 4121, 305, so that a
meeting can be arranged.
WILLOW VILLAGE PROGRAM
West Lodge, Oct. 11, Fri., 8:30-11:30
-Student Dance, Jerry Edwards' Or-
chestra, West Court Community
Bldg., 1045 Midway Blvd., Willow Run
Village.
Oct. 8, Tues., 1-5 pm., Voters' Reg-
istration; 6-8 p.m., Voters' Registra-
tion; 8:00 p.m., Style Show Re-
hearsal.
Oct. 9, Wed., 1-5 p.m., Voters' Reg-
istration; 6-8 p.m., Voters' Registra-
tion; 8 p.m., Goodyear's STYLE
SHOW sponsored by the Wives of
Student Veterans Club.
Oct. 10, Thurs., 1-5 p.m., Voters'
Registration; 6-8 pm., Voters Regis-
tration; 8:00 p.m., First meeting, Ex-
tension Class in Elementary Spanish,
Rm. 4. Instructor, Mr. Donald Mac-
Queen. 8:00 p.m., Sewing Club, Rm.
7; 8:00 p.m., Amateur Dramatics or-
ganization meeting, Rm. 2.
Oct. 11, Fri., 1-5 p.m., Voters' Reg-
istration; 6-8 p.m., Voters' Registra-
tion; 8:00 pm., Classical Recordings,
Rm. 2, Mr. Weldon Wilson, Commen-
tator.
Lectures
University Lecture: "The Possibili-
ties of Educational :Measurement in
Higher Education," by Dr. Kenneth
W. Vaughn, Director of the Gradu-
ate Record Examination and of the
Pre-Engineering Inventory. This lec-
ture will be of interest to faculty
members and students who are con-
cerned with the future of objective
achievement and ability tests. The
lecture is sponsored by the Bureau
of Psychological Services of the In-
stitute for Human Adjustment.
Rackham Amphitheater. Tues., Oct.
8, at 4:15 p.m.
Dr. P. C. Hu, a graduate of the Uni-
versity of Michigan and research en-
gineer with the National Advisory
Committee for Aeronautics (NACA)
will lecture and show slides on several
phases of the structural investiga-
tions as conducted by the NACA on
Wed, afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in Rm.
3111, W. Eng. All persons interested
in this kind of work are invited. It
should be of special interestfor grad-
uate students in Aero. Eng., Civil
Eng., Mechanics.
Academic Notices
German Deartmental Library
Hours, Fall Term 1946-47: 1:30-4:30
p.m. Monday through Friday. 8:00-
12:00 a.m. Saturday, 204 University
Hall.
" Inorganic ChemistrySeminar will
meet today in Rm. 151 Chemistry
Bldg., at 4:30 p.m. Miss Ann Ieuer
will speak on "Oxidation Potentials."
All interested are invited.
Physical Chemistry Seminar will
meet on Oct. 10 at 4:15 p.m. in Rm.
151 Chemistry Bldg. Prof. Kasimir
Fajans will speak on "Quantum Con-
figuration and Electric Intersection
as Foundations of Stereochemistry."
All interested are invited.
Debaters: Important meeting,
Wed., Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Rm. 225
Angell Hall.
Education B 291: Members of the
'Univer'sity staff and graduate stu-
dents who are interested in college
teaching are welcome to visit the

German 93, Intermediate Composi-
tion, henceforth will meet Tues. and
Thurs., in Rm. 202 South Wing in-
stead of 407 Library.
Walter A. Reichart
Special Functions Seminar: First
meeting Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.
in Rm. 340 W.E. Discussion of pro-
gram. If any time left, Rainville will
talk on Hypergeometric functions.
Topology Seminar: Organizational
meeting of Topology Seminar,
Thurs., Oct. 10 at 4:00 p.m. in 3201
A.H.
Anyone who can't come at that
time but would like to attend, please
leave your name with Miss Kelly,
Mathematics Department Secretary,
3012 Angell Hall.
Events Today
Students, College of Literature,
Science and the Arts and Graduate
Students: Dr. Kenneth W. Vaughn,
director of the Gaduate Record Ex-
amination, will discuss the examina-
tion with students of the College on
Tues., Oct. 8. Dr. Vaughn will discuss
in detail the results of the examina-
tion taken by sophomores and seniors
in May of the Spring semester. The
meeting will be of interest to stu-
dents who have taken the examina-
tion and to those who expect to. All
are urged to attend. Rackham Lec-
ture Hall. 8:00 p.m. Dean Keniston
will preside.
The Mathematics Club will meet
Tues., Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. in the W. Con-
ference Rm., Rackham Bldg. Dr. J. D.
Elder will speak on Modular Repre-
sentation of integers by sums of n-th
powers. ,
Flying Club. Meeting of the board
of the University Flying Club tonight
at 7:15 in Rm. 1300, E. Eng. Bldg.
Graduate Record Concert tonight
at 7:45 in the Men's Lounge. Pro-
gram: Mozart's Quintet in G minor
and the second act of Mozart's Magic
Flute. All graduate students are cor-
dially invited.
Le Cercle Francais will hold its
first meeting of the year tonight
at 8, in Rm. 305, Michigan Un-
ion. Program:Election of officers and
an informal talk by Professor Charles
E. Koella entitled, "Ou va la France?"
All students on the Campus (inlcuding
Freshmen) with, one year of College
French, or the equivalent, are eli-
gible to membership. Foreign stu-
dents interested in French are cor-
dially invited to join the club.
The Christian Science Organization
at the University will meet at 8:15 to-
night in the Chapel of the Michigan
League. Students, faculty, a n d
friends are cordially invited.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
The Classes Committee will meet at
2:15 today at the Foundation..All In-
terested are invited to attend.
Coming.Events
Flying Club. Meeting for all mem-
bers of the University of Michigan
Flying Club in Rm. 1042, E. Eng.
Bldg., Wed., Oct. 9, at 7:30. A flight
organization for students will be dis-
cussed. Members unable to attend
may call Bob Goslow at 2-4401, 325
Wenley, to -excuse absence.
Willow Village AVC chapter Awill
meet at 7:30 p.m., Wed., at West
Lodge. There will be nominations for
chapter officers and a discussion of
the bonus referendum. All veterans
living at Willow Village are urged to
attend.
The A.I.E.E. will hold its first meet-
ing of the semester on Wed., Oct. 9,
at 7:30 p.m. in Rm. 348 W. Eng. A
sound, color film, "Michigan on the
March," depicting U. of M's gearing

to war will be shown. In addition,
plans will be discussed and commit-
tees formed. All Electrical Engineer-
ing students are invited.
Bowlers: The Michigan Union is
reorganizing its Campus Independent
League. League will bowl Wednesday
evenings (and afternoons if neces-
sary. All men interested please ┬░at-
tend the first meeting of the league
Wed., Oct. 9, at 6:00 p.m. Michigan
Union Alleys.
(Continued on Page 6)
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Free Books for Vets

THE UNIVERSITY now has an opportunity
to help our student veterans and at the
same time partly relieve the book shortage, with
which virtually all of us are intimately familiar.
During the war the government purchased
countless textbooks of all categories for use in
specialized training programs. Recent legis-
lation has authorized the Library of Congress
to collect this surplus which amounts to liter-,
ally millions of books, and to distribute these
gratuitously to veterans in school.
Upon application by a college or university,
the Retraining and Readjustment Administra-
tion is supposed to send out a representative to

I urge, therefore, that the University of
Michigan write or wire immediately to Graves
B. Erskine, Chief of Retraining and Re-em-
ployment Administration, Washington, D. C.,
asking that a representative be sent to estab-
lish a program for making these books avail-
able to veterans for the spring term.
-Tom Walsh

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