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Fifty-Eighth Year
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Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by, members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
Partiti o
HE GENERAL improvement in the state
of the world's conscience since the Unit-
ed Nations decided to partition Palestine has
been tempered by the taste of blood result-
ing from the wholesale riots that have
accompanied the decision.
The injured attitude the Arabs have as-
sumed and their attempts to make partition
a cause celebre are unrealistic,. Palestine
was never an Arab State until the League of
Nations made it one, to implement the Bal-
four Declaration. Furthermore, the Jews
have paid hard cash for large portions of the
land they occupy. They have turned unused
barren desert and malarial swamp into a
Still the lists of dead and wounded
pile up daily. The Arab nations are en-
gaged in a recruiting campaign for their
"Holy War." The Jews are mobilizing for
defense. It looks like a long bloody fight.
But the UN is, presumably, a peace organ-
ization, and with the decision to partition
goes the responsibility for maintaining
If the Arabs, notably the irresponsible
Mufti, can stir up enough trouble to cause
the partition decision to be reversed or
succeed in creating dissension among the
prtitioning powers, most of the work ac-
complished recently will have been un-
done. w
If the Arabs succeed, it will not be long
before others recognize the weakness of the
UN in enforcing even those decisions on
which Russian-American agreement exists.
Immediate, effective action will demonstrate
a working UN. Continued bloodshed spells
--Jacob Hurwitz,



]L1~esto the Editor...

HAVE BEEN in this business eighteen
years, but never before have I received
such hot and bitter letters as have come
in during the last few days. They have to
do with a column I wrote in defense of civil
libertier. with special reference to the ITol-
lywood situation. It was an aVerage col-
S HESELF-STYLED realist looks on the
World Federalists with a benevolent dis-
dain. "The Federalists," he says, "are well-
meaning, they have the right slant, World
Government is a fine and noble aim. But
its' impractical 'and can't be realized in our
time; we must keep it in mind as a long run
project. Right now, though, our energies
must be channeled on the real, practical
avenues of institutions as we know them."
And then the "realist" smugly goes about
some previous "real" business or other. And
one monders just what "reality" is and how
the World Federalists here on campus and
around the world fit into that reality.
Today, the Federalists' student branch
at the University will continue its survey
of opinion on aid to Europe.
The group has boiled down its own con-
clusions on the question of European aid,
is presenting them before the student body
and hopes to send these conclusions on to
Washington with the solid backing of stu-
dents here.
They have decided that an effec-
tive aid program with no Red bogey to
Trustrate it and no. anti-socialistic strings
to strangle it, would be a real step in the
direction of world government.
The Federalists see, in the principle of
European self-help and American aid, a
recognition of the economic oneness of the
world. That doesn't mean the economic one-
ness of the sixteen nations in the western
bloc, for the Soviet sphere is part of that
unity, too. Secretary Harriman recognized
that in his report. All responsible observers
have indicated that really effective aid de-
pends on cooperation of all nations.
The Federalists have carried this reality
a step further. They recognize that eco-
nomic unity means political unity. The two
can not be separated. The line of demarca-
tion between the economics and politics
of a nation-or a world-has long ceased
to be discernible.
The World Federalists may not have the
final answer to economic and political an-
archy, but, in penetrating the academic
cloud that has stymied groups in the past,
in recognizing national and international
realities, they have what pretty nearly re-
sembles the most feasible answer now avail-
-Bell. Zwerling.

unn, a little shorter than usual, and not
particularly eloquent. But because of it I
have been promised that I will someday be
put into a concentration camp; I have been
offered innumerable boat tickets to Rus-
sia; I have been told to go back where I
came from ( which would involve a five-
cent subw ayrie from where I now live),
etc. etc.
Anyone who defends unpopular figures
is always sure to receive a potshot or two;
I have had a scattering of them over the
years. But today it is a cannonade; the
letters really come in. Pressure toward con-
formity is now greater than I have ever be-
fore seen it.
I am fairly sure that we shall be asham-
ed of some of this feeling, in years to
come. Few moments of towering rage are
ever remembered with real pride. Part
of it is a fashion, I think, and part of
it is a fever.
As for the fashion part of it, I can re-
call when conservative opinion in this coun-
try was very sensitive to civil liberties. That
was when the voters had elected Roosevelt
several times running, and conservatives
were not sure what an electorate, mad
enough to do this, might not try next.
It was then that we had, from conserva-
tive quarters, heavy disquisitions about in-
alienable minority rights, learned essays
about inherent limitations on the majority
power, solemn adjurations about the rights
of the individual to be protected against
sweeping majority decisions, etc. But now
conservatism has come to power, and so,
these days, it sonetines forgets to include
the rights of minorities in its prayers.
But part of it is a fever, a sudden puls-
ing desire to have everybody think alike,
feel alike, consider alike, and if possible,
look alike. It is wrapped up in the sullen
wisecrack (always uttered as if it were
brand new) about how if you don't like
what goes on here, why don't you go
somewhere else? I think maybe we ought
to stop deporting each other. If it ever
becomes settled national policy that those
who disagree with any prevailing opinion
ought to go somewhere else, this country
will in time, as majorities shift, become
depopulated. Deport enough minorities,
as issues change, and you may end up
with the theory that this country is too
good for people.
But we already know that our America
can stand infinite variety and still prosper.
It always has. It has done noticeably well,
as a land in which you can come upon any
conceivable opinion or accent in any block.
It is a land which has grown mightily under
the great, individualistic motto: "What's it
to you?" We don't know how it would do
as a land in which everybody, perforce,
agreed on all disputed points. I think it is
risky to make such a change in the basis
of our national life.
Is there anything more distasteful to us
in the Communist philosophy than the doc-
trine that everybody ought to think the
same thought, in the same way, at the same
hour? I find the man who (in the guise
of protecting us against Communism) puts
his stethoscope against his neighbor's head
to see if he can detect an unorthodox
thought, a strangely incoherent figure,
whose lips say no to totalitarianism, while
the pose and aspect of his hands and body
say yes.
(Copyright, 1947, New York Post Syndicate)
At Lydia Mendelssohn .. ..
THINGS TO COME, with Raymond Mas-
sey, Cedric Hardwicke and Ann Todd.
THIS WEEK'S presentation by the Art
Cinema League has been called one of
the great pictures of the thirties. While I

doubt that it deserves this distinction,
there's no question but what it is a spectac-
ular item.
H.G. Wells, who wrote he scenario about
a decade ago, chose the year 1940 as his
point of departure for a lively excursion into
the future. Beginning with that date, his
picture traces g century of devastation and
progress. The vivid scenes show a world
virtually reduced to barbarianism by war-
fare and pestilence. Later scenes show Mr.
Wells' alternate: A future Utopia whose cri-
teria is progress and the unification of the
A good deal of moralization is employed
throughout the film, but it is generally too
diffuse to carry much impact. Consequently,
the feature you are most likely to remember
about Things to Come is the technical skill
which went into its production. The sets
which depict life a hundred years hence are
cleverly designed and photographed in great
style. They were prepared under the crit-
ical eye of Ned Mann and the production,
as you may have guessed, was in th
hands of Alexander Korda.
-Kenneth Lowe.







First Round
MAKE NO MISTAKE, Moscow has won
the first round of its battle against the
IMarshall Plan..
While the American Congress, after in-
excusable delay, painfully votes for inter-
im aid to Europe the Communists in France
(which is the key to Europe) are prevent-
ing this aid from being felt. Strikes and
disorders have so diminished production
in France that the interim assistance -
barely adequate two months ago - now falls
woefully short of the goal.
This basic fact must not remain hidden
behind the minor failures of the French
Communists. The general strike failed. The
French Socialists have not as yet been pro-
voked into firing upon the mob frenzied
by their passion for a foreign cause. General
de Gaulle has not been pre-maturely brought
into power.
Those minor failures should not mask the
fact that the epidemic of strikes, disorders
and crimes have succeeded in half paralyz-
ing France and delaying European recon-
struction. Not only are the cities still crip-
pled and the railroad service reduced to
skeleton but the ports are closed. The real
Communist stranglehold on France is the
successful reduction in the production of
coal. Before Moscow's offensive against the
Marshall Plan started the French were pro-

T HE YEAR-LONG HOPES and plans of
the newly-formed Gilbert and Sullivan
Society finally materialized last night with
the opening performance of their first pro-
duction, The Mikado.
The evening got off to a worried start-
the singers seemed nervous and uncertain
until the first act finale pulled them to-
In the second act the performance blos-
somed, however. The madrigal "Brightly
Dawns Our Wedding Day" was a high spot
in musical cooperation. It is a pleasant sur-
prise to hear soloists sing together so well.
Each individual performance has its par-
ticular faults; but one characteristic that
marred the singing of every soloist was a
certain nasal quality in inflection which of-
ten made them sound flat.
The chorus distinguished itself generally,
and particularly in the two reverberating
The orchestra members, striving to over-
come the difficulties imposed by their small
number, were particularly strong in the
wind sections. Unfortunately, it was only in
accompaniment that the orchestra sounded
like one.
Strictly a non-professional, non-academic,
no-credit undertaking, the production, like
most amateur productions, was distinguished
by the freshness and verve which is so often
lacking among the smooth and polished
work of more or less indifferent profession-
It was this enthusiastic spirit which served
to minimize incidental defects, and gave
air promise that the ambition and deter-
mination of this new and much-needed
group will result in performances even more
enjoyable than last night's.
7HE COMMON BELIEF that the reading
of comic strips and books by children is
deleterious to their characters and moral
habits is incorrect, according to three sur-
veys conducted under the auspices of the
California Congress of Parents and Teachers
and published in the October, 1947, issue of
California's Parent-Teacher. The general
conclusions of the surveys point out that

Publication n The Daily Orticial
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
mnemb~ers o1' the Unv.ersity. Notice
for the bulletin should be set in
typewritten forn to the ofice o the
Assistant to the President, Room 1021
Angeil Hall, by 3:00 p.m. on the day
preceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-
* * *
ThuRSDAY, DEC. 1, 1947
VOL. LVIII, No. 68
Christmas Vacation, in accord-
ance with the academic calendar
now in force, begins at noon Sat-
urday, December 20. Classses re-
sume Monday morning, January
Frank E. Robbins
Assistant to the President
To All Telephone Users: On
Wednesday, December 10, the
number of the University switch-
board will be changed from 4121
to 3-1511.
Herbert G. Watkins, Secretary
Women students attending
"The Mikado" either Dec. 10 or
11 have late permission until one-
half hour after the close of the
Women students interested in
household employment over the
Christmas holiday may call at the
Office of the Dean of Women for
further information.
Application for Admission to
the Graduate School for the Sec-
ond Semester: Students in other
schools and colleges who will
graduate, and who may wish to
enter the Graduate School the
second semester, must submit
their applications for admission
by December 15 in order to be
given consideration. The crowded
condition in the University has
placed limitations upon the num-
ber that may be admitted.
Lecture: "Popular Latin Ameri-
can Music" (songs and music). 8
p.m., Thurs., Dec. 11, Rackham
Amphitheatre; auspices of the
Latin American Society. The pub-
lic is invited.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Har-
old Guetzkow, Psychology; thesis:
"An Analysis of the Operation of
Set in Problem-Solving Be-
havior," 1:30 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 11,
East Council Room, Rackham
Bldg. Chairman, Norman R. F.
Doctoral Examination for Rich-
ard Balser Hahn, Chemistry; the-
sis: "The Precipitation and De-
termination of Zirconium by Hy-
drolysis of Metaphosphoric Acid
and Organic Phosphate," 1 p.m.,
Every liberal group in the Unit-
ed States must organize to bring
pressure to bear upon Congress
to stop UMT. Passing or failing to
pass UMT may well prove to be
the single most decisive action de-
termining whether we are on a
point of entering into a period of
universal peace or universal chaos.
-Henry Wallace,
in the New Republic.

Fri., Dec. 12, West Council Room,
Rackham Bldg. Chairnan.Ii. iT.
Doctoral Examination for James
Blaine Kitzmiller, Zoology; thesis:
"The Time Interval Between De-
termination and Differentiation
of Wings and Associated Struc-
tulres in the Aphid Macro 'iphurn
fLanbo'ni (Gillette," 2 p.I1., Fri.,
2 p.m., Dec. 12, Rm. 3091, Natural
Science Bldg., Chairman, A. F.
Doctoral Examination for Rob-
ert Wallace Pidd, Physics; thesis:
"The Problem of Measuring the
Energy Spectrum of the Synchro-
tron Beam, and an Experimental
Investigation of High Resolution
Counting Techniques," 2 p.m., Fri.,
Dec. 12, East Council Room,
Rackham Bldg. Chairman, H. R.
Seminar Postponed: Seminar on
Complex Variables will not meet
at 3 p.m, today as originally s(hed-
Astronomical Colloquium: 4
p.m., Fri., Dec. 12, Observatory.
Speaker: Carl August Bauer will
speak on the subject, "The Origin
of Meteorites."
Political Science 67: The regular
class meeting at 10 a.m. Sat., Dec.
13, at Rm. 1035, Angell ITall, will
be devoted to a consideration of
the Foreign Service of the United
States. Students interested in the
Foreign Service are invited to at-
Events Today
Radio Program:
4-4:15 p.m., WPAG (1050 Kc.),
Campus News.
Michigan Chapter AAUP: 6 p.m.,
dining room of the Faculty Club,
Michigan Union. Dean Walter will
speak on "The Office of Student
Affairs." Join south cafeteria line
at 6 p.m.
The. Rackham Building Thurs-
day evening Record Concert: 7:45
p.m., East Lounge. Mozart: Sonata
in B Flat Major, K. 378, for violin
and Harpsichord; Block; String
Quartet; Mozart; Sonata No. 14 in
C Minor, K. 457, for Piano. Grad-
uate students are invited. Silence
is requested.
American Chemical Society:
Meeting, 4:15 p.m., Rm. 151,
Chemistry Bldg. Prof. G. E. Uhl-
enbeck of the Physics Department
will speak on "The Present Status
of the Theory of the Meson." The
public is invited. Election of offi-
American Society for Public
Administration: Mr. Loren B. Mil-
ler, of the Detroit Bureau of Gov-
ernmental Research, will address
a meeting of the Michigan chap-
ter at 8 p.m., East Conference
Room, Rackham Bldg.
Art Cinema League presents
Raymond Massey in H. G. Wells'
THINGS TO COME - amazing
forecast for the future. Thurs.,
Fri., and Sat., 8:30 p.m., Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. Box office
opens 2 p.m. daily. Reservations,
phone 6300.
International Center weekly tea:

ED1)ITOR's NOTE: Because Thie Daily
prints every letter to the editor re-
veived (which is signed, 300 words
or less in length, and in good taste)
we remind our readers that the views
expressed in letters are those of the
writers only. Letters of mnore than
360 words are shortened, printed or
omitted :t the discretion of the edi-
torial diretr.
In diffIeren ce
To the Editor:
ITH REGARD to the letter by
"psychopathic" should indif-
ference to all its issues, interna-
tional or local#e considered a de-
sirable quality for a University
If, in these days the possession
of such a quality is considered
normal for the American college
student, then the future is even
If the possessors of such a qual-
ity are considered abnormal, then
there is some hope.
Randolph Rawlin.
A Foreign Student,
To the Editor:
1jEIS LETTER is not an attempt
to inject my political views
into the controversy being carried
on in this column by Mr. Frein
and Mr. W. A. Paton. Like a great
many other Americans, I am able
to perceive advantages and abuses
in both parties, and usually cast
miy vote for the individual rather
than for the party vehicle he hap-
pens to be riding. There are right
and left wings in both parties,
isolationists and advocates of
world cooperation in both, honesty
and integrity in the membership
of both, and unfortunately the
two major parties have had their
quota of bigotry, corruption, and
However when a party to any
debate, regardless of which side
lie is upholding, substitutes abuse
of his opponent for legitimate
argument over their differences,
lie deserves to be very strongly
criticized. It is certainly a matter
of amazement that Mr. Paton in
the closing paragraph of his letter
4:30-5:30 p.m. Hostesses: Mrs.
John Sundwall and Mrs. Livia
Last tryout for the French Play:
3-5:15 p.m., Rm. 405, Romance
Language Bldg.
Modern Poetry Club: 8 p.m.,
Rm. 2208, Angell Hall. Dr. Green-
hut will continue the discussion of
The Wasteland. Bring copies.
La p'tite causette: 3:30 p.m.,
Grill Room, Michigan League.
Michigan Dames will entertain
their husbands at a Christmas
Record Dance and bridge party, 8
p.m., Michigan League Ballroom.
The Clef Club Chorus will sing
Christmas Carols.
Public Affairs Committee: 7:30
p.m., Lane Hall.
Coming Events
Acolytes: Lewis Zerby, Professor
of Philosophy at Michigan State
College, will give a talk, "Law,
Philosophy, and the Philosophy of
Law," 7:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 12, East
Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.
Open to the public.
The Inter Co-operative Council
presents Dr. John F. Shepard, of
the Psychology Department, who.
will speak on U. S. Foreign Policy
at 8 p.m., Fri., Dec. 12, Robert
Owen Co- operative House. All are

Graduate Outing Club: Meet for
winter sports, 2:30 p.m., Sun., Dec.
14, northwest entrance, Rackham
Bldg. Sign up at Rackham check
desk before noon Saturday. All
graduate students are welcome.
German Coffee Hour: 3-4:30
p.m., Fri., Dec. 12, Michigan
League Coke Bar. All interested
students and faculty members are
SRA Coffee Hour: 4:30 p.m.,
Fri., Dec. 12, Lane Hall. Special
guests: Hindustani Association.
Everyone is invited.
Newman Club: Christmas Party,
8-12 midnight, Fri., Dec. 12, club-
rooms, St. Mary's Chapel. Admis-
sion: $.25 gift for exchange. All
members are invited.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Friday evening services, 7:45 p.m.
Fireside discussi6n led by Dr. Wil-
liam Morse, director of the Fresh
Air Camp, at 8:30 p.m. Refresh-
ments. Social hour.

states that Mr. frein demon-
strates "utter disregard of facts
and the commonplace meaning of
words." and then Almost imme
diately launches into that same
tactic himself. By linking his an-
tagonist with the Communist
school of thought and accusing
him of fomenting "planned chaos,"
Mr. Paton has stolen a leaf from
the Marxists textbooks. I am not
acquainted with Mr. Frein or his
politics but I assume that his de-
fense of President Truman can
hardly be considered espousal of
the "party line," as recently dic-
tated from the Kremlin.
Just in case Mr. Paton attempts
to lump me in with that segment
of political thinking, I might state
here that my views probably
would be closer to the side he sup-
posedly espouses than to those of
his opponent. Nevertheless I see
no reason for such intolerance of
the views of others as Mr. Paton
discloses in his letter. If all polit-
ical debates are to be reduced to
the same ad hominum level, and
vituperation and scurrilous abuse
is to be substituted for logical,
cool-headed, and constructive
thinking, then we may as well
abandon our two-party system and
set up a government along the
lines of the present Russian, or
the pre-war German state. I am
sure that the overwhelming ma-
jrity of the American people re-
tain enough common sense not
to allow that to happen. But it
will not be so secure if "name-
callers" such as Mr. Paton con-
tinue to prevail.
-Vincent Murray.
Music Critic
To the Editor:
0BJECTIVITY, not Subjectivity,
is a great virtue which a good
critic should always keep In mind.
Apparently, your, "muiecri~ftc,"
Naomi Stern, is ignorant of that.
In her "criticism" of the last con-
cert of the Boston Symphony she
says: "Little marred the concert
as a whole, but even Boston is
not always perfect, and the eve-
ning started rather poorly with a
singularly tedious Mozart Diverti-
Miss Naomi Stern, you should
stick to facts. As a critic, if you
claim to be ona, you should not
express your personal reaction as
part of the criticism. Anyone can
do that. Even if you find Mozart's
Divertimento in B-flat major ted-
ious, not everyone does. Then,
how can you, in the position of a
critic, say so affirmatively that
the composition is tedious. You
should not let your criticism be
influenced by your taste. The re-
suits of that are distortion and
very pernicious. For example be-
cause you were not pleased by
the composition in question the
Boston Symphony "is not always
perfect." Surely they are not al-
ways perfect, but you may be sure
that it is not because they play
something you do not like.
Judge the performance by [he
quality of the work is folly. The
performances of "Dtaphne aid
Chloe" and "Harold in Italy" you
do not criticize. Why? Because
you like these works? Please Miss
Naomi Stern, that is no basis for
criticism. From an all-around
point of view Mozart's Diverti-
mento is certainly a greater com
position than Ravel's "Daphne and
Chloe." It is true that the latter
has a more popular appeal and
the Boston Symphony may have,
if you choose, played it better.
It is my opinion that the whole
concert was exceptionally well
played, especially Mozart. Whether
you prefer one composition to an-
other, tell your friends, but do
not express it in a critique.
If you cannot see above your
own shoulders, if you cannot be
impartial, which you cannot,

please, stop aspiring to become a
critic. You will never be a good
one this way.
We want good critics. The world
is full of "critics" who know noth-
ing ' of that which they criticize.
They cannot help but destroy and
corrupt. They are just as evil
as a cancerous growth to works
of art.
-Carlos Soares.
Bowl Tickets
To the Editor:
RE: ROSE BOWL Tickets:
(1) You are a student: you
present identification card and
sign. You get a receipt. You go
to Pasadena. You present identifi-
cation card and countersign. Pho-
tograph and signature are checked
carefully. You have one ticket.
(2) You are an alumnus: You
write in. Two tickets are mailed to
(1-a.) A student is a crook.
(2-a.) A graduate is a decent
-R. F. Defenddini.
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