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NIGHT EDITOR: ROBERT WHITE
Bowl Films . ..
PLENTY OP CONGRATULATIONS are in
order for those who arranged and han-
dled the Sunday showings of the Dose Bowl
films in Hill Auditorium.
It is much to the credit of Vive-President
Marvin Niehuss, Dean Erich Walter and the
Alumni Association that the films were
scheduled for the earliest possible date.
Fran Ivick's suggestion about the "ticket"
of admission, the willing assistance of the
Ann Arbor Junior Chamber of Commerce
and enthusiastic student cooperation helped
build a miniature mountain of food that is a
splendid good-will gesture to Europe's
Bob Morgan, Bob Chappuis, Jack Weisen-
burger, Howard Yerges, Howard Wikel, Ross
Hume and Julie Franks did yeoman service
as narrators for the four shows, as did the
"M" Club members who took care of the ac-
tual collecting at the door.
Any possible student criticism of the
clarity of the movies should be tempered by
the realization that the 16 millimeter films
projected at many times their normal dis-
The resounding cheers proved that arm-
chair Bowl listeners thoroughly enjoyed the
chance to actually see their champions.
T ax Cuts ..
THE TAX REDUCTION problem will defi-
nitely be one of the issues in the fall
elections. At that time it will be up to the
people to decide whether or not the Tru-
man proposals are strictly political or are
based on belief in the tax system advocated
by President Roosevelt. The Republican
tax stand was obvious long before Senator
Taft spoke Thursday night. The Republi-
can Congressman Knutson had made his
party's proposals way back last year, and
Truman vetoed it as unsatisfactory.
Of the two party proposals, the Truman
plan seems the most fair in the light of our
present economic situation. While the Re-
publican plan calls for an across the board
percentage cut, more a boon to the large
salary workers, the Truman proposal would
affect those people who need a cut in taxes
the most, the factory and white collar work-
ers making less than five thousand a year.
The reduction will not be notable in the
higher income brackets, but then these
people are not the ones who need the extra
money in order to get the necessities of
life. It must be understood that an in-
come tax cut at the present date is not
because of any treasury surplus or for a,
political plum. It is to aid these people
who are finding that they can't live on
fifty or even sixty dollars a week if they've
got a couple of children.
The General Electric price cuts are in-
dicative of the State of the Union. GE goods
are becoming a drug on the market, for the
simple reason that no one has much money
left with which to buy them. That is what
is going to happen to us before we everk
catch up with the demand for goods. WeI
Riihveun Prajis ...
PRESIDENT RUTHVEN deserves high
praise for his stand on universal military
Emphasizing educational aspects of the
proposed military insurance, he pointed out
that warfare today requires specialisi.s in
President Ruthven is "opposed to any
form of universal military training that
would interfere with the plans of youn men
and women to get the education they are
best fitted for."
Meanwhile, Truman put the finishing
touches on his budget message to Congress.
The biggest item on it is $11 billion for
If the hopes voiced by President Ruthven
are fulfilled, most of this appropriation will
go for specialists' education-UMT may be
a tremendous aid to U.S. education.
But, in spite of the usefulness of such
help to education, universal military train-
ing is being set up on a warlike basis which
largely negatesits educational advantages.
The. fact that Truman is asking for $11
billion for war preparations, and only $7
billion for European recovery is indicative
of destructive fear which is overpowering
the nation's better instincts.
In peacetime, it would be considered
foolish to draft 100,000 men in order to
train them as lawyers. Yet that is the best
we can hope for under the proposed UMT.
If the 100,000 were trained as fighters
instead of arguers, if they were taught to
handle a gun instead of a briefcase, we'd
be so much the worse off.
President Ruthven's commendable pro-
posal, which could transform an Lssentially
destructive measure into a more construc-
tive one, deserves careful consideration by
hi ruman itPlan.
PRESIDENT TRUMAN has called for
prompt action on the bill for universal
military training, declaring that the mea-
sure is "vital to the security of this nation
a'nd to the maintenance of its leadership"
In the same message he pledges full Amer-
ican support to the UN and to all cooperative
cf-forts toward peace.
Right now, at this point in international
relations, this country has a good opportun-
ity to assert its leadership in the cause of
peace by committing itself wholeheartedly
tc a program of universal disarmament, and
by taking decisive steps in that direction.
Put on the other hand, if we follow blindly,
Glong in the paths of militarism, our world
status on this issue will be reduced to one of
subservient adherence to the armament
principle. In the final analysis, leadership
is measured in terms of intelligent states-
manship rather than in the sheer weight of
numbers. UMT is a very big number.
Truman says that universal military train-
ing is vital to the security of this nation.
But the goal of the UN, to which he also
pledges support, is peace, or the security of
all nations. The two aims are not irrecon-
cilable, but the nationalistic desire for secur-
ity can only be realized through an inter-
national organism with real functioning
, A bill for universal military training is not
a cooperative effort toward peace. If this
country, in its position of world leadership,
continues to give positive approval to mea-
sures of such narrow, nationalistic scope,
world peace will never be achieved.
a fti 't.
"All right, all right-here's a lime. Take your toast down to
the store and have them butter it for you."
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
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I'D RATHER BE RIGHT:
Letters to the Editor..
By SAMUEL GRAFTON
A FAINTLY SUICIDAL tendency seems
to be creeping into the Republican cam-
paign. The big noises in the G.O.P. have be-
gun to declare that Harry Truman is just
as far left as Henry Wallace, that his ad-
ministration has turned New Dealish again,
and that the man from Missouri is as hot-
eyed a radical as you are likely to find any-
where in a double-breasted grey suit. But
this can only have the effect of persuading
independent, liberal-minded voters who
might otherwise vote for Wallace that per-
haps they had better vote for Truman.
What are Republicans trying to do, lose
If the Republicans really want to mur-
der the Democrats, they ought to praise
them. The Truman candidacy can stand
almost any calamity but that. For it is
the bored left-or far-left voter, who be-
At the Michigan . ,.
THE FOXES OF HARROW, with Rex
Harrison and Maureen O'Hara.
THE FOXES OF HARROW is a pretty ex-
hausting affair that would hardly be
mistaken for a first-class movie. Rex Har-
rison and Maureen O'Hara act very well,
but the rest of the cast makes it rather
obvious that they are performing for finan-
cial remuneration. As for the plot, Rex can't
seem to make time with Maureen for love or
money, and he exhausts his supply of both.
However, she finally winds up in Rex's arms,
and the movie, after making a complete
mess of two or three lives for four or five
years, ends with startling suddenness,
quicker than you can say, "I'm bored." If
it had ended about two hours sooner, it
would't have been bad.
At the State...
A FIGHT TO THE FINISH, with Mighty
AIDED by dramatic background music and
brilliant technicolor, this suspense-filled
cartoon will keep you on the edge of your
seats throughout. The story concerns the
heroic attempts of Mighty Mouse to save
the beautiful Pearl Pureheart from the
clutches of Oil-Can Harry, who has ab-
sconded with her. The villain is disposed
of in short order, and the narrator then
presents the burning question: Can Mighty
Mouse save Pearle Pureheart, who is lying
on a log approaching a whirling buzz saw?
I'll let you guess, but suffice it to say that
the ominous note of doom is finally stifled
by the fortitude of our hero, little rat that'
Also on the program at the State this
week is a full-length feature, 87 minutes of
nonsense called "Something in the Wind."
--Harvey A. Leve.
lieves that both major parties are virtually
the same, who will vote for Wallace, and
thereby let the Republicans win. The Re-
publican line concerning the Democrats
ought to be: "That's a great little party,
just like ours," and they'd win in a walk.
Something like the same faintly suicidal
tendency shows up on the left, too, where
earnest liberals, instead of arguing that one
of the great parties shows marked liberal
tendencies and can be saved, prefer to de-
clare that they stand alone, in a little
What's so good about that? Why the great
urge to be alone? Both right and left show
it. Each stares at the huge complex called
the Democratic party, with its vast appara-
tus and its millions of devoted followers,
and each says sourly: "Ah, go on with. you!
You belong to the other side. We have no
time for you. We're exclusive."
But in this strange competition in being
different, or being exclusive, the Republi-
cans have an advantage, if you can call it
that. They can move rightward faster than
anybody else can move in any other direc-
tion. Even at a time when the Democrats
were moving right, by bouncing all the
Roosevelt holdovers out of their jobs in
Washington and glumly accepting the end
of price control, the Republicans easily out-
distanced them by going on to the Taft-
Hartley act, by demanding a wild tax cut
at a time when we were in trouble because
we had too much money in circulation, and
so on. Whenever the Democrats sit down
beside them, the Republicans move further
And when the Democrats take a turn
to the left, as in Mr. Truman's message,
the gap between the parties suddenly
shows like open water.
The plain truth is that the Republican
Congressional leaders can't tell the inde-
pendent voter from the great auk. They
hope to catch his eye and his interest by
finding some scandal in war contracts, etc.,
but they have really convinced themselves
that he doesn't mind inflation very much,
and that he will coo over high bracket tax
cuts, etc. In spite of Mr. Wallace's best
efforts to convince the independent voter
that there is no great difference between
the Democrats and the Republicans, the
Republicans are going to show him other-
wise, if they have to hit him on the head
to do it.
(Copyright, 1947. New York Post Syndicate)
AM MOST GRATEFUL to the Foreign
Press Association for granting me its
Award in appreciation of my modest efforts
on behalf of a great cause. My happiness
is dimmed, however, by a consciousness of
the menacing situation in which human so4-
ciety-shrunk into one community with a
common fate-finds itself. Everyone is
aware of that situation, but only a few act,
accordingly. Most people go on living their
everyday life; half-frightened, half 'indif-
ference, they behold the ghostly tragi-com-
edy that is being performed on the interna-
-Albert Einstein in Bulletin
of the Atomic Scientists.
Training School will have a rep-
resentative here on Thurs., Jan.
15, to interview young~women in-
terested in training for Police-
woman. Applicants should special-
izing in sociology and social work
experience is helpful. 22 to 28 is
age range. Salary is $2,986.00 for
first year. Complete list of quali-
fications may be obtained at the
For complete information and
appointments, call extension 371.
Undergraduate Men , Students
who are presently living in the
outlying area of the city and the
environs of Ann Arbor, and are
not under room contract for the
second semester may apply imme-
diately in Rm. 2, University Hall,
for space in the Residence Hails.
State of Michigan Civil Service
Commission announces an exam-
ination for Adult Education Con-
sultant IIL, salary range $355-
$395 per month. Closing date for
filing applications, Jan. 28. For
further information call at the
Bureau of Appointments, 201 Ma-
Merrill-Palmer School, Detroit,
Michigan, announces a number of
Graduate Student Assistantships
and Fellowships for the academic
year 1948-49 for both men and
women. For Further information
call the Bureau of Appointments,
201 Mason Hall.
University Community Center,
1045 Midway Place, Willow Run
Mon., Jan. 12, 8 p.m., Creative
Writers' Group. Discussion of
plots. New members welcome; 8
p.m., Faculty Wives' Meeting. Dis-
cussion of current problems led
by Miss Marion Wilson, FHA Di-
rector of Project Services. New
faculty wives in the Village in-
Tues., Jan. 13, 8 p.m., Student
Wives' Club Meeting. Election of
officers followed by a bridge party.
New members welcome.
Wed., Jan. 14, 8 p.m., Natural
Dance Group. Miss Irene Silco
directing games and activities for
women. New members are invit-
Thurs., Jan. 15, 8 p.m., The New
Art Group - for both beginners
and advanced students.
West Lodge Activities:
Jan. 12, 6:45 p.m., Bowling at
Willow Run Bowling Alley; 7:30
Jan. 13, 6:45 p.m., League bas-
Jan. 14, 8 p.m., League volley-
Jan. 15, 6:45 p.m., League bas-
Jan. 18, 6:45 p.m., Rose Bowl
football pictures; 8 p.m., Civic
Orchestra Concert; 4:30 p.m., Cof-
Business Administration 123:
Meet in Kellogg Auditorium, Tues.,
Jan. 13, 3 p.m. Mr. A. R. Doud, As-
sistant Disbursement Manager for
the Michigan Bell Telephone
Company will speak on the Uses of
Punched Cards in the Michigan
Bell System. Anyone interested is
Doctoral Examination for
LeonardrAdrian Waters, English;
thesis: "Coleridge and Eliot: A
Comparative Study of their
Theories of Poetic Composition."
Wed., Jan. 14. 7:30 p.m., West
Council Room, Rackham Bld.
Chairman, C. D. Thorpe.
Albebraic Geometry Seminar:
Tues., Jan. 13, 4:15 p.m., Rm. 3010,
Angell Hall. Dr. Leonard Torn-
heim will speak.
Chemistry Colloquium: Thurs.,
Jan. 15, 4:15 p.m., in Rm. 303.
Chemistry Bldg. Dr. C. E. Crou-
thamel, of Iowa State College, will
speak on "The Electrolytic Separ-
ation of Cadmium and Zinc" or
"Gas Analysis by Velocity of
Differential Geometry Seminar:
Tues., Jan. 13, Rm. 3001, Angell
Hall, 2 p.m.
Mr. Fred Gehring will speak on
a Family of Curves Normal to a
Engineering Mechanics Semi-
nar: The Engineering Mechanics
Department is sponsoring a series
of seminars. Meeting, Tues., Jan.
12, 4 p.m., Rm. 406, W. Engineer-
ing Bldg. Mr. R. L. Hess will dis-
cuss topological methods in non-
Correction in Spring Semester
Time Schedule Mathematics 277:
In the Spring Semester Math 277
will be offered MWF at 10.
English 1-Final Examination-
Monday, Jan. 19, 2-5 p m.
Amend, 18 A H; Barrows, 212
A H; Bennett, 2013 A H; Burd,
1007 A H; Coit, 1035 A H; Damon,
1035 A H; Donaldson, 1035 A H;
Eastman, 35 A H; Eliot, 35 A H;
Engel, R. C., 3011 A H; Engel-
hardt, 3209 A H; Gluck, 2003 N S;
Green, 2215 A H; Haien, 3231 A H;
Hawkins, 2235 A H: Howard, J.,
2014 A H; Howard, M.,D, A M H;
Huntley, D, A M H; Karsten, 2231
A H; Kelly, A. J., G Haven; Kelly,
J. B., 213 Ec; Kleinhans, 2203 A H;
La Zebnik, 6 A H; Markman, 16
A H; Marshall, 1020 A H; Mascott,
1018 A H;
McCue, 25 A H; McMillin, B.,
Haven; Moon, 2016 A H; Newman,
2029 A H; Park, B, Haven; Pearce
B, Haven; Riepe, B, Haven; Rob-
ertson, B, Haven; Ross, E, Haven;
Scott, 2219 A H; Shedd, J., W.
Gallery, A M H; Smith, 1025 A H;
Stanlis, A M H; Stevenson, W.
Gallery, A M H; Swarthout, W.
Gallery, A M H; Van Syoc, W.
Gallery, A M H; Walcott, V., 1025
A H; Weaver, C, 1025 A H; Weim-
er, 1025 A H; Wells, 25 A H;
Wikelund, P., 202 Ec; Wolfinger,
207 Ec; Wunsch, A., 25 A H;
Wunsch, E., 225 A H
English 2-Final Examination-
Monday, Jan. 19, 2-5 p.m.
Clark, 102 Ec; Curto, D, Haven;
Edwards, 2003 A H; Everett, 3017
A H; Madden, 2054 N S; Mark-
land, 2013 A H; McKean, 205 MM;
Savage, 2225 A H; Shedd, R. G.,
2082 N S; Sparrow, 205 M H;
Stanlis, 3017 A H; Walt, 2003
A H; Wikelund, D., 2225 A H
EDITOR'S NOT: ecause The Daily_
prints~ every letter to the editor re-
reied (w~rh is signed, 300 words
or less in lenth, and in good taste)
we remind our readers that the views
expressed in letters are those of the,
writers only. Letters of more han
:50~ word'are shortened, printed or
omit ted at tire di'sret ion of 1 hre edi-
To the Editor:
T'S ABOUT TIME students be-
gan to sound off on legislation
that will directly affect youth.
Here we sit. with the drums beat-
ing, and it's not the marching
band. In a short while there will
be national showdown on the
question of Universal Military
Training. Key leaders in both
parties have endorsed UMT as
"must" legislation. The American
Legion is developing the most ter-
rific pressure campaign in its his-
tory in support of the measure.
Most of the nation's press had ed-
it orilly favored UMT, with
Hearst making a jingoistic cru-
sade of it. And the brass hats have
been pleading loud and often for
On the other hand, most relig-
ious denominations, important ed-
ucational organizations and both
Inajor labor unions have gone on
record in opposition to such a
program. Henry Wallace has said
that UMT is the critical issue for
the liberals to fight on today. But
youti aid students organizations
have been dismally silent. AYD,
AVC and the Student Federalists
have opposedt LMT nationally;
but how many of their members
know it, or, are doing something
The proposed legislation would
provide for an expenditure of
nearly two billion dollars an-
nually. That's more than our
present. budget provided for the
operation of our entire Federal
government. How about using that
dough for expansion of education-
al facilities and opportunities, in-
creased subsistence for vets and
scholarships for non-vets, expan-
sion of recreational and health
facilities and increased appropria-
tions for scientific research?
Nearly everyone, including the
Truman Administration, expects a
severe economic crisis in the near
future. Does Truman propose to
solve an unemployment problem
by drafting the youth?
A nation's strength is based on
the soundness of its economy, the
happiness of its people and its
friendship with otherhnations.
Will we achieve that with a pro-
gram that can only make other
nations suspicious of our objec-
English Concentration (General
The English Concentration Ad-
visers, General Program, will keep
special office hours during the
week of January 12th for students
who wish to arrange their pro-
grams for the second semester. All
students who are able to see their
advisers in the week of January
12th should do so in order to
lighten the advisory load during
English concentrators (General
Program) are assigned to advisers
alphabetically, as follows:
A-G Morris Greenhut, 3216 A.H.
H-P, H. V. S. Ogden, 3220 A.H.
Q-Z, Karl Litzenberg, 2212 A.H.
Each adviser has posted special
conference hours on his office
Mathematics Concentration Ex-
Students intending to concen-
trate in mathematics in the Col-
lege of Literature, Science, and
the Arts are reminded that the
requirements are as follows:
1. 60 hours of academic credit.
2. Completion of the Group Re-
3. Completion of Mathematics
4. Passing the concentration ex-
The Concentration Examination
covers undergraduate mathemat-
ies through calculus. The student
is not expected to make any spe-
cial preparation for this examina-
tion which will next be offered on
Wed., Jan. 14, 4 p.m., Rm. 3011,
Recital of French Songs: Prof.
Arthur Hackett, of the Vice De-
partment, School of Music, will
give a recital of French songs to-
day at 4:10 p.m., Rackham As-
sembly Hall; auspices of Le Cer-
cle Francais. The public is invited.
University Symphony Orches-
tra, Wayne Dunlap, conductor, as-
sisted by the University of Michi-
gall Choir under the direction of
Raymond Kendall, will present a
program at 7 p.m., Sat'., Jan. 17,
Hill Auditorium, as a feature of
the Midwestern Conference for
School Vocal and Instrumental
Music being held in Ann Arbor,
Fri., Sat., and Sun., Jan. 16-18.
The orchestra and choir, with Wil-
tives, that will provoke another
armaments race, undermine #bg
UN, impose a major burden on our
economy and establish milltarisp
as a dominant feature in Amer-
To the Editor:
THE SENIOR PCTURE situa-
tion as handled by the John
Henderson Studios is totally in-
efficient and the finished pictures
are of an inferior quality. It dis-
plays extremely poor orgai za-
tion, or inability of the studio to
handle an order of this magni-
The finished photographs a
compared to those samples dis-
played are of a quality no where
near that which was advertised.
Retouching and finishing of the
pictures is by far inferior to that
work expected of a supposedly
Christmas gift pictures were
promised by Dec. 19 as a hoax to
promote larger sales, and many of
those promised have not been de-
The most obvious conclusion is
that the John Henderson Studios
are passing off inferior workman-
ship and false promises under the
security of an aforesigned con-
tract with the Michiganensian.
-James C. Berry
Al,,y; ~~p* * *
Alum ni Praise .
To the Editor:
- . - It is needless for me to
express the general satisfactlonl
that abounds among Michigan
alumni and supporters over the
showing made by the Unversity
of Michigan throughout New
Year's Day. The team's perform-
ance was truly reflected by the
score. The Michigan band cer-
tainly did itself proud, and
brought forth great approbation
for the University to some 2,000,-
000 people who viewed the parade
and to all who viewed the game.
Today, an interesting observation
was made by one of Pasadena's
important figures at the Pasadena
University Club. This individual
was near the end of the four-
mile march and noticed partiu-
larly that most of all other band
members and other walkers in the
parade gave evidence ,of consid1-
evable fatigue, yet the Michigan
band stepped along as gingerly as
though the parade had just start
ed. He then stated: "The charac-;
ter, appearance and performance
of that Michigan band .left no
doubt in anyone's mind as to who
would win the game."
-W. B. Etheridge, 125.
Palestine. . .
To the Editor:
IT WAS rather astonishing to
me to read the letter published
by The Daily on Jan. 9, '48, by our
young lady Judy Laikin, who is a
University student, therefore, a
member of highly educated body;
and she should have some respect
for the mentality of the people
whom she was addressing in her
Our young lady tried to cancel
the praise given to Egypt by Mr.
Winston Churchill in his speech to
the House of Commons, February,
1945, by asking what about his
speech to help the Jews. I do not
see how the latter speech could
change the facts about the Arab
war contributions. Then she says
"All right, so Egypt did declare
war-long after they had been in-
vaded." The following letter
proves that Egypt fought an un-
declared war long before the U.S.
entered the war. In a letter from
General Wavell to the Egyptian
premier, January 1941, the general
" I would like to thank
you for the collaboration and as-
sistance given to the military au-
thorities during our campaign in
Libya. The great assistance ren-
dered by the Egyptian army have
made easier for the Empire
armies under my command the
task of defending Egypt ... " And
we have a score of letters by
American authorities praising the
Afab war efforts.
Then our young lady writes
about Arab democracy and states
that in Egypt "three-fourths of
the population is kept illiterate."
Well, figures show the contrary:
the U.S. spent less than 2 per cent
of its budget on education; the
Egyptian government spent 12 per
Then she says that Mr. El-
Gamal-a graduate Arab student
attending this University-is go-
ing back as Minister of Public
Works on account of his father
being a senator. Let me tell the
young lady, in Egypt where more
than 7,000 university students
graduate every year and where the
government sends about 500 grad-
uates-like Mr. El-Gamal and my-
self-to the U.S. and other Euro-
pean countries to keep up with
All the reporters seem to be in those
I want to cooperate with the press,
TASS iJE A tr