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THE MICHIGAN DI~ALYr

1flIAY, NO-WI.MPMTL 14, IAA~

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xSr AU419an Daily
Fifty-Eighth Year
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ID RATHER BE RIGHT:
"Common. Sease"

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Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
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and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: HARRIETT FRIEDMAN
Let Us Know
MANY SPORTS writers and commenta-
tors seem to fear that college foot-
ball will receive a brutish stigma if they
reveal the numbers and extents of injuries
suffered upon the football field.
Little 'Hank' Fonde charged over from
the one-yard line on a lateral from Yerges
late in the Michigan-Indiana game. As he
hit the goal line, a Hoosier tackled him with
such force he was unable to get up.
The touchdown was scored; no one
watched Fonde as he laid there. All eyes
were on Breiske kicking the extra point
and not on Fonde who was being carried
off the field - not toward the bench, but
to the showers.
No mention of what happened to Fonde
was published, and the average football fan
has only the knowledge that he is prob-
ably living
The only mention of injuries ever made
is before the game - when the arm-chair
Crislers are trying to figure out who will
play.
In Roman gladiatorial combat - which
has often been compared to modern foot-
ball - the combatants went into the arena
with the express purpose of killing or maim-
ing someone. The results were often bloody
and revolting. Modern football is far from
that.
Rules have been set-up; the purpose
has become one requiring brawn plus
speed and intelligence.
There is little evidence of the ancient
arena left now. There is no reason to fear
that football can ever be condemned by, this
comparison.
The efforts o all members of a foot-
ball eleven are necessary for a winning
combination - such as the Wolverines
are. Broken bones, severe bruises and
hard knocks are sometimes the result of
one member of the team playing his very
best despite the risks of injury.
Fonde, Taliaferro, and others who were
helped off the field deserve credit for the
invaluable work they did for their teams.
In fairness to the athletes and the spec-
tator, the injuries received in football
games' should be adequately reported.
Mention of injuries will even make the
game of football more human and less brutal
by giving all the important facts about the
encounter.
-Craig Wilson

By SAMUEL GitAF TON
THE MARSHALL PLAN is only our old
friend lend-lease dressed up a little bit,
and if we hadn't cut lend-lese off abrupt-
ly at the end of the war we wouldn't be
needing a Marshall Plan now.
In other words, the coming extraordin-
ary session of Congress is actually a special
session called to correct a whale of a mis-
take. If we had stayed on the beam at the
end of the war, and had continued lend-
lease, we might have been a year ahead
of the European crisis instead of, as now,
probably a year behind it..
The point is important because there
was almost no opposition in September,
1945, when we decided to drop lend-lease.
And when a whole country joins happily
in a mistake we ought to chew it over to
see how it happened.
It should have been apparent to any in-
telligence that Europe wouldn't float if left
alone after the kind of war it had been
through. But a new President, who hadn't
had the advantage of spring training, and
who was trying to conciliate an irreconcil-
able Republican opposition, lopped off lend-
lease as almost his first official act after
hearing from Europe that the war was over.
He seemed to have been waiting for the
telegram with the ax in his hand. The
pipe-lines to Europe began at once to suck
air instead of food, and thus we started
on that majestic chain of stumbles which
has led us to the present moment.
What happened in 1945 was a tri-
umph for that special kind of spit-in-the-
corner "common sense" which is too often
the boast of American politics. It was a
triumph, in some cases, for that consum-
ing dislike of the foreigner which had been
held within bounds during the war, but
which popped out squealing with the sur-
render. It was the triumph of the shoe-
string necktie over the statistician, the
smoking czar over the professor, the di-
visive spirit over the unifying one. The
war's over, isn't it? Whatinell did those
countries ever do for us? Thus spoke
"common sense." It is only now that we
are beginning dimly to see that in hand-
ling such problems as the stabilization
of the world this kind of "common sense"
is about as useful as it is in the grinding
of five-element photographic lenses, or
in the calculation of interstellar space.f
And actually, we didn't even save all our
money after ending lend-lease. This kind
of common sense is forever losing through
a hole in its pocket the dollars it refuses
to spend on painting its house. We had to
give some to UNRRA, we had to make a
loan to Britain, we had to pump supplies
Speeches or Deeds?
THE GENERAL TIGHTENING of the in-
ternational situation, and the increas-
ing deadlock of American-Soviet attempts
at cooperation call for a thoughtful apprais-
al of our existing mechanism for maintain-
ing peace, the United Nations, and of the
policy of national sovereignty which has
been the most dominant principle in world
politics since the breakdown of feudalism.
This insistence on national sovereignty
made an omnipotent world government
impossible. National security, -therefore,
is still reckoned in terms of actual power,
and territorial expansion remains the
most expedient means of increasing that
power. The important thing to realize
is that expansion is motivated by defen-
sive rather than aggressive intentions, and,
subsequently, that Soviet aggressions are
a result of that country's sense of inse-
ctity and fear of attack. We must not be
so blinded by the bias of nationalism that
we justify our own war preparations on
strictly defensive grounds, and then de-
nounce the same policy in Soviet Russia
as proof of her inexorable aggressive in-
tentions.
All these arguments have been advanced
in the hope of producing a less hostile atti-
tude toward Russia's lack of cooperation and

compromise in UN proceedings. Many people
have already pessimistically concluded that
it is impossible to have a functioning organ
of peace which counts Russia as a member.
In spite of the obvious precedent shown
when this country failed to join the League
of Nations, they have failed to profit from
historical examples, and want to create an
international organization to which Russia
does not belong.
The fact that a recent Gallop Poll re-
corded 83% of American citizens in favor
of immediate steps to give the United Na-
tions adequate powers to preserve peace,
and that a Newsweek poll revealed dissat-
isfaction with the failure of our UN rep-
resentatives to assert active leadership
in the cause of peace would Ieem to in-
dicate that the public really wants an
effective world organization of which all
nations are members.
If the United States were to favor the
creation of a partial world government,
which excluded Soviet Russia. it would have
the irreparable effect of splitting the world
in 'two. The people have endorsed the op-
posite plan of action, of demonstrating our.
.good faith in the workability of the United.
.Nations in deeds as well as in speeches...-.
-Pat James.

to the Continent- but always a little late,
always defensively, always a little behind
the event. And we haven't even sat down
yet to begin our meeting on saving Europe
this winter, though it already seemed quite
cold last night on Broadway.
Are these reminiscences of what hap-
pened to lend-lease in 1945 too much like
ancient history? Are they dry as dust?
Is all this water under the bridge?. The
kind of "common sense" I am writing
about is ever ready to defend itself with
this sort of vocabulary, for what it fears
above all is the sense of continuity, the
danger that scores might be added up,
and consequences related to cause.
But is it important to realize that nothing
new is coming, up at the new session; a
new name has merely been given to an old
p> oblem which has been mauled and man-
handled. The Marshall Plan will enable
Congressmen who are only correcting an old
error to look as if they are conducting a
new operation. Good enough; it has to be
done; but we who have paid too much for
this kind of "common sense" ought to ab-
sorb the fact that this is not a new meeting
on a new subject. This is the mourners'
bench.
(Copyright, 1947, N.Y. Post Syndicate)
ON WORLD AFFAIRS:
No Protection
By EDGAR ANSEL MOWRER
UNCLE SAM is giving a sad example of
how not to keep our friends east of
the iron curtain. Petkov of Bulgaria, Mianu
of Roumania, Mikolajczyk of Poland are all
decent democratic human beings. Naturally,
they gave what information they had to the
American diplomatic missions in their sev-
eral countries. Naturally, too, they got
caught. Their contacts with us have been
made tantamount to high treason.
And What has the great U.S.A., the
most powerful country in the world, done
to protect its friends? Have we used every
possible instrument of pressure? Have we
thrown our weight around? Have we em-
bargoed commercial shipments of vital
goods, or thrown out the local representa-
tives of the offending countries? Have
we even said that if X, Y or Z was ex-
ecuted for speaking to us, the criminals
could count upon our opposition for a
century?
We have not. We have done nothing that
a third-rate state would not have done. As
a result, our diplomats in Trans-curtainia
are going to find their sources of informa-
tion drying up and their friends keeping
a (ay.
(Copyright 1947, Press Alliance, Inc.)

MATTER OF FACT:
Ruined City
By JOSEp1H ALSOP
BERLIN-Among these ruins,
the political realities of our
world seem more solid and tang-
ible than the people who walk
the streets like tired ghosts. Ber-
lin is the final symbol of the de-
struction wrought by the second
world war. And in Berlin more
than in any other city of Europe
there is no concealment of the
central postwar fact. Instead of a
world at peace, the war has left
the world divided into two mu-
tually hostile camps. '
To be sure, the Foreign Min-
isters of the war-time grand al-
liance - Marshall and Molo-
tov, Bevin and Bidault - will
shortly gather in London to dis-
cuss a German peace settle-
ment. But, barring the miracle
of a complete reversal of Soviet
policy, the London meeting can
only end in stalemate.
A stalemate in London will, in
turn, produce an immediate and
unavoidable result. Germany will
be divided. Thus Europe will be
divided, along the line of the
frontier of the east-west zones of
Germany, the Czechoslovak bor-
der, the frontier of the east-west
zones of Austria, and the border
of the Yugoslav and Anglo-Amer-
ican zones of Trieste.
At London, of course, both the
Soviet and the Western lead-
ers will maneuver frantically,
each trying to lay upon the
shoulders of the other the re-
sponsibility for Germany's di-
vision. The Soviets are so anx-
ious to stand forth as the cham-
pions of German unity that
Marshall Sokolovsky has told
his German stooges Molotov
will propose immediate termi-
nation of the Allied occupation
of Germany.
Here in Berlin the hollowness of
the London proceedings is being
acknowledged in advance. While
the Soviets and the Western pow-
ers continue to give lip service to
German unity, both sides are al-
ready preparing for the organiza-
tion of Germany in two parts.
The Soviet plans can of
course only be guessed at, but
there is strong evidence that
they will emphasize a highly
nationalistic appeal. The So-
viets here have not concealed
their angry disappointment,
caused by the failure of the
Socialist Unity Party (the
stooge party formed by forced
merger of Communists and east
zone Socialists) to win any
German mass following. Thus
the chances are that the So-
cialist Unity party will be
pushed aside. The new Rus-
sian front in the east zone will
then be constructed from the
war-time Free Germany move-
ment, the German soldiers, of-
ficers and generals who were
captured by the Soviets.
Field Marshal von Paulus, who
with Field Marshal von Seydlitz
has been most conspicuous in the
movement, was brought to Ber-
lin to lay the groundwork this
summer. The Soviets still retain
approximately two million Ger-
man prisoners (unless the death
rate has been almost incredibly
high.) They have persistently re-
fused to release prisoners of im-
portant rank. They have actually
rounded up and taken to Russia
German officers and generals re-
leased by the Western Allies. One
known trainload included thirty
Wehrmacht generals and 420 offi-
cers.
It is entirely probable that
these men are employed to lead

a German army being organized
and trained on Soviet soil. It is
almost certain that they will
also provide the human ma-
terial for a new "national front"
into which the wretched So-
cialist Unity Party will be
merged. It is expected that von
( Paulus and von Seydlitz will
play 'the role of elder states-
men, while the active leader-
ship of the "national front" will
be conferred on some such fig-
ure as General Arno von Lenski.
There are also reports that the
Soviets will provide right-wing
competition for their "national
front" in the form of a burgh-
ers' party headed by their aged
hireling, Dr. Kurlz of the Lib-
eral party. Thus the facade of
the old Germany will be com-
plete.
Simultaneously, the English and
Americans, who cannot employ
German stooges, have been forced
to prepare plans for a provisional
government of western Germany.
Even ifGermany is to beadi-
vided, there is no way to avoid
disaster, except to give the Ger-
mans of the west zones clear re-
sponsibility for the )reconstruction
of their shattered land. It is ac-
ademic to talk of any other ex-
pedient. And the time for ac-
ademic theorizing is now long
past.
(Copyright 1947, N. Y. Tribune Inc.)

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DAILY
OFFICIAL
BULLETIN

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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 office of the
Assistant to the President, Room 1021
Angell Hall, by 3:00 p.m. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-
urdays).
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1947
VOL. LVIII, No. 46
Notices
University Senate Meeting: Mon-
day, Dec. 8. 4:15 p.m., Rackham
Lecture Hall.
Faculty, College of Literature,
Science and the Arts:
Midsemester reports are due not
later than Saturday, November 15.
Report cards are being distri-
buted to all departmental offices.
Green cards are being provided
for freshmen and sophomores and
white cards for reporting juniors
and seniors. Reports of freshman
and sophomores should be sent
to 108 Mason Hall; those of jun-
iors and seniors to 1220 Angell
Hall.
Midsemester reports should name
those students, freshmen and up-
perclassmen, whose standing at
midsemester is "D" or "E," not
merely those who receive "D" or
"E" in so-called midsemester ex-
aminations.
Students electing our courses,
but registered in other schools or
colleges of the University should
be reported to the school or college
in which they are registered.
Additional cards may be had at
108 Mason Hall or at 1220 Angell
Hall.
Students, College of Engineer-
ing: The final day for Dropping
Courses Without Record will be
Saturday, Nov. 15. A course may
be dropped only with the permis-
sion of the classifier after confer-
ence with the instructor.
Students' College of Engineer-
ing: The final day for Removal of
Incompletes will be Saturday, Nov.
15. Petitions for extension of time
must be on file in the Secretary's
Office on or before Saturday, Nov.
15.
Varsity Debaters:Eligibility
cards must be picked up this week.
Seniors, School of Education:
Meeting, Rm. 2436, University Ele-
mentary School, 4 p.m., Fri., Nov.
14. Program: Class organization.
All members of the senior class are
urged to be present.
Women students living in
League Houses: Room and board
payments for the second half of
the fall semester are due on Nov.
20.
Women students interested in
applying for residence in Hender-
son House beginning with the fall
semester of 1948 may call at the
Office of the Dean of Women. This
small house for fifteen girls is run
on a cooperative basis, enabling
the residents to earn part of their
living expenses. Meal are served.
The alumnae give consideration
in choice of residents to the stu-
dent's interest in andtdesire for
the principles of cooperative liv-
ing.
Approved social events for the
coming week-end:
October 14-Chi Omega, Couz-
ens Hall, Hollis House, Lawyers
Club, Michigan Cooperative, Mich-
igan House, Roger Williams Guild,
Sherman House, Sigma Phi Epsi-
lon, Student Federalists, Theta Xi,
Victor C. Vaughan House, Wo-
men's Physical Education Club.
October 15-Alpha Chi Sigma,
Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha Epsilon
Phi, Alpha Sigma Phi, Beta Theta

Pi (afternoon and evening), Betsy
Barbour, Colvin League House,
Delta Tau Delta, Keusch League
House, Helen Newberry Residence,
Lloyd House, MichiganaChristian
Fellowship, Mosher Hall (after-
noon and evening), Osterweil Co-
operative, Phi Chi, Phi Gamma
Delta, Phi Sigma Kappa, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Phi (after-
noon and evening), Stockwell Hall
(afternoon), Theta Delta Chi, Tri-
gon, Winchell - Wenley - Chicago
Houses, Zeta Beta Tau.
October 16-Inter Racial Asso-
ciation.
State of Michigan Civil Service
Examination Announcements have
been received in this office for:
1. Student Psychiatric Socia
Worker A-$170-$190.
2. Psychiatric Social Worker Al
-$180-$200.
3. Psychiatric Social Work Ad-
ministrator -1-$200-$240.
4. Psychiatric Social Work Ad-
ministrator 2-$250-$290.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Because The Daily i
prints every letter to the editor re-
ceived (which is signed, 300 words
or less in length, and in good taste)f
we remind our readers that the views
expressed in letters are those of the i
writers only. Letters of more than i
300 words are shortened, printed or
omittedat the discretion of the edl-
torial director.
s " I
Humor (?) Magazine
To the Editor
TO BEGIN WITH I am not one
of those addicted to semi-
weekly fits of indignation over1
I the muddling that surrounds usl
in this life. Only once have I
written to an editor. That wasE
when Prohibition came in. I am1
even more strongly urged to sound 1
off now-.
T+HE OBJECT of my combined I
wrath and pity is the alleged
humor magazine, Gargoyle, and¢
its perpetrators. It is reminiscentt
of the worst variety of grammar
school "funny sheets." Fearing1
that it might be taken for a
Freudian dream interpretation of
a set of case records from Eloise,
the editors have taken the pre-
caution of informing us that this
is a college humor magazine. Itt
is doubtful that there has everr
been a more degrading, a more ill-
favored, a more pitiable use of
the word humor.
The bulk of the 'humor' is ob-
tained through inanity, wild ex-l
aggeration, and absurdity - the
tools of the incompetent. I submit
a choice example, reprinted in its1
entirety.-
"Dick Coleman is eight feet
tall and has three eyes." A panic,I
I am sure.1
I deeply regret, as must every-]
one but the Garg staff, that such7
an ill-begotten venture should be7
J associated with the University of
5. Psychiatric Social Work Ad-1
ministrator 3-$300-$360.1
Closing date, Dec. 3.
For complete information, call
at the Bureau of Appointments,
201 Mason Hall.
Academic Notices
Medical Aptitude Examination:1
All applicants for admission to3
medical schools, who wish to be1
admitted during 1948 and who did
not take the Medical Aptitude Ex-1
amination on Saturday, Oct. 25,E
1947, must take the examination
on Monday, Feb. 2, 1948. The ex-1
amination will not be given again;
before the Fall semester. In orderj
to be admitted to the examination,I
candidates must fulfill the follow-
ing requirements: -
1. Candidates must register for'
the examination before Saturday,
Nov. 15, Rm. 110, Rackham Bldg.
2. Candidates must bring to7
the examination a check or money
order for five dollars payable to
The Graduate Record Office. No
candidate will be admitted to the
examination unless he pays his fee
in this way. Cash will not be ac-
cepted.
Candidates who register will be-
gin the examination at 8:30 a.m.,
Monday, Feb. '2, 1948, Rackham
Lecture Hall. The examination will
be divided into two sessions and
will take all day.
Inquiries should be addressed to
The Chief Examiner, Bureau of
Psychological Services (Ext. 2297).
The Graduate Aptitude Exami-
nation is required of all graduate
students who have not had the
Graduate Record Examination or
the Graduate Aptitude Examina-
tion before.
This semester the examination
will be held at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 19,
Rackham Lecture Hall.

The fee for the examination is
$2. Each student must buy an ex-
amination ticket at the Cashier's
office and present a receipt in the
office -of the Graduate School at
least three days prior to the ex-
amination. The student will be
given a receipt to keep which will
be his admission to the examina-
tion.
Veterans will have a yellow Sup-
ply Requisition signed in the
Graduate Schoof office before go-
ing to the Cashier's office. This
will permit the purchase of an ex-
amination ticket to be covered by
Public Law 346 or 16.
Graduate students: Courses
dropped after noon of Nov. 15 will
be recorded with the grade of E.
Courses dropped prior to this
date will be listed as dropped but
no grade will appear.
I'
Biological Chemistry Seminar:
Fri., Oct. 14, 4 p.m., Room 319,
West Medical Bldg. Subject
"Phosphatases." All interested are
invited.
Modular Representations Semi-

Michigan. I hope that it doesn't
g beyond Ann Arbor.
'at the Garg is suffering
from is prolonged infantilism of
ts . . . staff, and the assininity
n which they are determined to
plunge themselves.
I am converting my fruit cel-
ar to a gas chamber.
Accomplices welcome.
--Richard Arnesen,
Source Credit
To the Editor:
I HOPE THAT Mr. Joe Frein be-
lieves in the principle of giv-
ing credit where credit is due. But
a reader might get a contrary im-
pression if he had read the week-
liy newsletter, IN FACT, for OG-
tober 27, 1947, before reading to-
day's Daily. Frein's story on
American book-burning is based
almost exclusively on that issue
of IN FACT. No mention is made
of the source.
The newsletter, IN FACT, is
probably unique in American
journalism. Its editor, George
Seldes, labels it "an antidote for
falsehood in the daily press." It
prints stuff that most of the
other publications will not or can-
nlot touch. One of Mr. Seldes'
complaints is that when the daily
press lifts material from his news-
letter it fails to credit the source.
When Frein and others withhold
the name of the publication while
making use of its material, they
also withhold from readers the
information that there is a pub-
lication which dares to print the
facts-consistently.
I hope Frein' will continue to
bring into full glare what he takes
to be the advancing threat to
liberty. But I further hope that
he learns to credit the source of
his material.
-Bill Byrne.
nar: Rm. 3012 Angell Hall, 4 p.m.,
Mon., Nov. 17. Transportation
will be provided to East Lansing
for the meeting.
Concerts
University Musical Society will
present the distinguished Swedish
tenor, SET SVANHOLM, of the
Metropolitan Opera Company, in
the Choral Union Series in Hill
Auditorium, Friday, Nov. 14, 8:30
p.m. Mr. Svanholm will sing a pro-
gram of songs by Caldara, Caris-
simi Schubert, Brahms, Strauss,
Rangstrom, Sibelius, Quilter, Scott
and Hageman. He will be accom-
panied at the piano by Leo Taub-
man.
A limited number of tickets are
available at the offices of the
University Musical Society in Bur-
ton Tower; and after 7 p.m. in the
Hill Auditorium box office on the
night of the concert.
University of Michigan Sym-
phony Orchestra, Wayne Dunlap,
Conductor will play a concert in
Hill Auditorium at 8:30 p.m.,
Wed., Nov. 19. Program: Mendels-
sohn's Symphony No. 4 in A ma-
jor ("Italian"), Copland's Suite
from the Ballet "Appalachian
Spring," and Symphony in D
minor by Franck.
The public is cordially invited.
The first of two concerts of
DUTCH MUSIC OF THE 15TH,
16TH, and 17TH CENTURIES will
be presented by the Collegium Mu-
sicum of the School of Music on
Sunday, Nov. 16, 4 p.m., Alumni
Memorial Hall. The first part of
the program will include selec-
tions from Dutch Psalmody in the
16th and 17th Centuries per-
formed by a brass ensemble and
the Madrigal Singers; the second/
part will consist of Netherlands
Secular Music of the 15th and 16th

Centuries for voices, small ensem-
bles, and large chamber ensemble.
These programs are a part of the
centenary celebration of Dutch
settlement in Michigan. Free tick-
ets are available at 808 Burton
Memorial Tower.
Organ Recital: Marshall Bid-
well, Organist and Director of
Music at Carnegie Institute, will
present the first organ recital of
the semester at 4:15 p.m., Wed.,
Nov. 19, Hill Auditorium. Dr. Bid-
well is Lecturer in Organ in the
School of Music. His program,
open to the public, will consist of
composition by Handel, Loeillet,
Bach, Widor Jacob, Karg-Elert,
Bossi, and Vierne.
Exhibition
Museum of Art: Paintings looted
from Holland, through November
28. Alumni Memorial Hall: Daily,
except Monday, 10-12 and 2-5;
Sunday, 2-5; Wednesday evening,
7-9. Gallery talks: Nov. 16 at 3
p.m.; Nov. 20, and Nov. 25, at
4:15 p.m. The public is invited.
Design and the Modern Poster.
Ground floor corridor, College of
Architecture and Design. Through
November 26.

Letters to the Editor. .

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ART

DAY THE EXHIBITION of "Paintings
Looted from Holland" opens in the Uni-
versity's Museum of Art, located in Alumni
Memorial Hall. Circulated by the Dutch
Government in recognition of the accomp-
liuhments of the American Army in sal-
vaging their works of art, the collection
comprises forty-six pictures, most of them
of the seventeenth century. A few 'char-
acteristic examples of Dutch painting were
selected as tokens of the thousands, sys-
tematically seized and appropriated for
Hitler, Goring and other Nazis.
Dutch painting is a record of daily life
and environment* portraits of burghers,
interiors of middle-class homes, the coun-
tryside, and still-life compositions of
tables loaded with fruits and flowers. This
art is secular and Protestant, representa-
tive of the society of a strong and in-
dustrious people.
The technical soundness and the uni-
formity of the Dutch school are well illus-
trated in the pictures of the present ex-
hibition, many of them by lesser known
masters. If you are looking for excellent geo-
metric design combined with representation,
you will find it in Emanuel de Witte's' spa-
cious interior called Music Before Breakfast.
Equally pleasing is Berckheyde's Church In-
terior. Good solid objective painting is the
rule with Dutch artists. Skillful arrange-
ment and subtle color balance raise De
Heem's Vivat Oranje and Van de Velde's A
Tobacco above the average. Outstanding
among the portraits are Maerten Van Heem-
skerck's paintings of Pieter Bicker and
Anna Codde. This competent Renaissance
master significantly placed his subjects in
their environment, the wife spinning and
the husband counting his coins.
Ann Arbor is fortunate in being one of
the thirteen cities in the United States priv-
ileged to show "Paintings Looted from Hol-
land." The Museum of Art should be con-
gratulated for its arrangement of this and
other current events illustrative of Dutch
culture.
-Prof. Harold E. Wethey.

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Positive Action

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T TAKES Gov. Sigler to do something
positive about the food situation.
While Washington committees have
been wrangling over meatless Tuesdays
and poultryless Thursdays, Michigan's
governor has proclaimed an entire week
to be devoted to the eating of a particu-
lar food - beans.
From Gov. Sigler on down, Michigan
families will be asked next week to partake
of vita navy beans, the State's largest agri-
cultural crop. The president of the Michi-
gan Bean Council has even gone so far as
to urge all families to observe Bean Week
by eating beans for breakfast at least twice
during the period.
So, when West and East Quadders com-
plain again about their foed, all the Uni-
versity dieticians need repky is: "Shut up,
and eat your beans!I" For a week, anyhow.
--Joan Katz

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