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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Palestine Rally

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PEOPLE ARE MORE important than oil.
. Yet because some individuals place oil
first, the chance to live for the 200,000 Jews
of the Displaced Persons Camps in Europe
and Cyprus is in doubt. Whether or not they
will live as free men in their own land
where they may make a garden grow in the
desert depends upon an American decision
to adhere to solemn commitments made for
the partition of Palestine.
Because a danger exists that the admin-
istration may sacrifice partition rather than
risk the loss of Arabian oil concessions, the
University chapter of the Inter-collegiate
Zionist Federation of America will sponsor
an all-campus rally tomorrow in conjunc-
tion with a hundred similar groups through-
out the country.
While the British obstruct partition
and embarrass the UN, American opposition
to partition has adopted a cynical line. Anti-
partitionists allege that in view of our dif-
ficulties with Russia, it would be poor policy
to jeopardize our sources of Arab oil.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily stafff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: ARTHUR HIGBEE

But Sumner Welles, former under-Secre-
tary of State ably squelched this view in a
column in the New York Herald Tribune.
He wrote: "If a new war breaks out, the
Middle Eastern oil resources would certainly
not be available to western Europe nor to
the United States. Should peace be pre-
served, since the Arab governments depend.
upon the royalties from their oil conces-
sions, they are hardly likely to oppose their
exploitation."
The Alsop brothers in a recent column
declared that Ibn Saud, the ruler of Saudi
Arabia, assured the American government
that its oil needs will be filled regard-
less of present difficulties.
Opposition to partition also neglects the
consequences of reneging in terms of the
UN. Palestine could well become the Man-
churia of the UN.
As students, the only way we can demon-
strate our disapproval of attempts to sab-
otage Palestine Peace, and the UN, is by
supporting tomorrow's rally.
Anything less is to condone such actions
as Sunday's massacre in which forty people
were killed when Arabs disguised as Brit-
ish police exploded two truckloads of am-
munition in the heart of Jerusalem.
-Jake Hurwitz.

I'D RATHER BE RIGHT:
The Liberal Defined

By SAMUEL GRAFTON
ED WOKE AT SEVEN, and, as usual,
looked around for something to read.
It was too early for the morning paper to be
in, and he picked up some of the evenings of
the day before.
A phrase in an editorial caught him, as
he sat, wrapped in his robe, in the solid
early morning quiet which seemed to point
up all ordinary things. It was a sneer about
"hot-headed liberals, who want to reform.
the world overnight."
That must mean me, thought Ed. I guess
I'm one of those.
I wonder why I am, he thought. He
could not remember any moment when he
had consciously decided to be one. Yet he
was a liberal, as definitely as a French-
man was a Frenchman, or a plumber a,
plumber. He meditated for a few moments
on the mystery that divides the world
and its people into species.
At breakfast, his wife said, as she poured
coffee: "We liberals ought to do something
about pushing the consolidated high school
plan."
So she's one, too, thought Ed. And she,
too, knows it. When did she decide to be a
liberal?
Best. he could remember, it must have
been during the depression, when she had
helped organize the school hot breakfast
thing.
He took an earlier train to town than
usual, because of an appointment.
There was, of course, only one empty
seat, and it was, as he had half-feared, be-
side Martin. Ed hesitated. His last meeting
with Martin had not been a happy one. But
Martin waved him in, and seemed genuinely
happy to see him.
CURRENT MOVIES
At the Michi an ...
"GOOD NEWS," with June Allyson and
Peter Lawford.
A 1947 REMAKE of a 1927 musical, "Good
News" comes complete with block-long
convertible, model 'T' jallopies, flappers, a
gold digger and lots of the old rah-rah col-
litch spirit you like to think characteristic
of the roaring twenties. De Sylva, Brown
and Henderson's famous songs, with the ex-
ception of the title numbers are all there
just as in the initial version, but "Pass
That Peace Pipe" has been added for the
modern touch, along with a very fine tech-
nicolor job. Lawford plays the big football
hero, and June Allyson is the Cinderella
to end all Cinderellas. By contrasting them
to present day conditions, the audience got
some good laughs out of Hollywood's inter-
pretation of college life two decades ago
-Also, Pluto shows you how to play the
horses.
-T. A. Hunter.
At the State .. .
"THUNDER IN THE VALLEY," with Lon
McAllister, Edmund Gwenn and Peggy
Garner.
TOOT THE BAGPIPES, break out the clan
plaid, and roll yourself an "r"-Bob,
Son of Battle woofs again, and there's
drama in the highlands.
In Scotland they tell of sheepdogs that
thirst for animal blood just as some men
hanker for their liquor, and our story con-
cerns one of each-a killer dog and a
drunkard. A fine bit of acting is done by
Edmund Gwenn as the flinty old shepherd

"Hi, Ed," said Martin. "Hoping I'd run
into you. When are you lefties going to
start a Wallace movement in the village?"
"I'm not a Wallace man," said Ed.
"Hope you do it," said Martin. "Start a
good one, and we Republicans'll get the
town back. Did you see what happened .
in that Bronx election? They killed those
Democrats."
Ed flipped his paper open, but Martin
chose to ignore the commuters' code, and
went on.
"We're in, this year, for sure," he said.
"Those Wallace fellows will take just enough
from Truman to do it. Even give us New
York. It's the best break we could have
had."
Ed refolded his paper. This one had to be
talked out.
"Look, Martin," he said. "You know the
Wallace platform. Any success for him
means that people are against everything
you and your party stand for( high prices,
Taft-Hartley, the tough anti-Russia busi-
ness. A Wallace movement means organiz-
ing people in our country against you, and
all your ideas. It may hurt the Democrats,
but you don't really think it's good for
conservatism in the end, do you? How can
a conservative party welcome that?"
"Yes, but we'll win," said Martin, hap-
pily. Almost pleadingly, he took Ed's arm.
"You are going to start something like that,
aren't you?"
Ed looked at Martin, wonderingly. What
an odd world the other lived in, he thought,
one in which you were glad to win by
an accident, even if the accident wasn't any
good for you in the end. One in which you
even welcomed the fact that people were
bitter, and disappointed, and hated you,
so long as their hate was framed up politi-
cally in a certain way that gave you a
temporary advantage.
I want to live in a world that makes
more sense than that, thought Ed, and
t he thought was like a shout inside him..
Suddenly he knew why he was a liberal.
(Copyright, 1948, New York Post Corporation)
Cold Cold War
TURN THE GLOBE upside down, examine
it closely, and you will see what might
possibly be the site of a new "cold war."
A few days ago the penguins which in-
habit the bleak islands fringing Antarctica
looked up from whatever penguins do, and
watched in wonder as the British cruiser
Nigeria steamed formidably by.
Thus began the battle of another "last
frontier," a dispute over boundaries separ-
ating ice from ice, nothing from nobody.
Maybe because the South American sum-
mer had become too hot, maybe for lack
of anything better to do, Chile had sent
a small ship to Grahamsland, set up a base,
and claimed a pie-shaped slice of Antarctica
extending to the pole. But this land, stormed
the British, belonged to Britain, for hadn't
Cook landed there way back in 1775? So
with due pomp and circumstance they
promptly sent the Nigeria to "show the
flag," and were later joined by a third
claimant, Argentina.
Already it had been suggested that the
matter should be turned over to the Security
Council or the International Court of Jus-
tice.
All this brings to mind a cartoon appear-
ing in a London paper in the heyday of
British imperialism. It pictured two ragged
tramps sitting on a park bench and exam-
ining a map. "Look-," said one, "See all
this red? That's ours. See the green? That's
theirs. Soon it will all be red!"
The comic aspect of the -situation is mir-

The
City Editor's
SCRATCH
PAD
SEE THE PROPOSED student wired ra-
dio system has already been saddled with
a "Board in Control."
Eager faculty members, always afraid to
let the student do anything on his own
hook, have advanced a measure which will
effectively take operation of this inter-
dorm radio station out of the hands of
students. This move will defeat the entire
purpose of the proposed station, designed
to let students actually manage every phase
of a broadcasting set up.
All that's needed in this proposed station
is a couple of microphones, a low power
transmitter to send the shows over power
lines and a cubbyhole to house the an-
nouncers and their turntable. It can be
started on a financial shoestring and per-
petuated by selling -short commercials to
campus merchants.
But, as always, It appears that students
are unable to undertake anything of this
sort where they might conceivably be al-
lowed free expression, without a faculty
overseer. It is this kind of thinking which
led to the various "Boards in Control" which
hamstring about half of the college news-
papers on the nation's college campuses.
The Daily-sponsored collegiate news-
paper convention held this weekend was
very enlightening on this subject. Control
ranged from complete censorship of every
piece of copy by faculty members at Ohio
State to complete autonomy at Harvard.
About half of the papers represented,
including The Daily, had some type of
faculty dominated control group.
Amazingly enough the remaining papers
with student control bodies or no control
have managed to operate successfully for
years without defaming the fair name of
their college. But the others, including The
Daily, reported a series of frustrating exper-
iences, and continual rows which have re-
sulted in their paper assuming a good,
grey, inoffensive appearance.
During the sessions The Daily spokesmen
frankly admitted that to get ahead on the.
paper they were forced to steer clear of
controversial issues rather than run the
risk of incurring the Board's wrath and
losing the chance of advancement. It was
pointed out that just last semester one of
the most capable junior assistants who fool-
ishly persisted in speaking his mind edi-
torially failed to receive an appointment to
a full junior position.
No matter what the makeup of a fac-
'ulty-dominated control board over organ-
izations allowing student expression, fric-
tion of this type will crop up. It is for
this reason that the proposed student
wired radio station should steer clear of
anything that smacks of outside con-
trol.
music
THE DETROIT Symphony Orchestra kept
to the straight and narrow last night
with an unexpected, but well received,
"pops" concert at Hill Auditorium.
Starting the parade of the better known
shorter classics, Dr. Karl Krueger led the
orchestra in Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro"

Overture-played with no unusual life, but
with passable skill and interpretation.
Beethoven's Symphony No. 8, the only
seldom performed work of the evening, con-
tinued the concert in the leight vein. Al-
most-twin to the widely known Seventh
Symphony, the Eighth is also a "dance"
symphony. However, the orchestra's per-
formance was too often heavy and uneven
to show up the charm and warmth of the
work. A skillfully done clarinet-horn duet,
though, immeasurably brightened the sym-
phony's latter portion.
Wagner's sensitive and emotional "Sieg-
fried's Rhine Journey" and "Funeral March"
from "Der Gotterdammerung" were well
performed for the most part, although its
power was sometimes sacrificed to a rather
brassy volume.
The last three numbers. Strauss' "Till
Eulenspiegel," Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and
Juliet" Overture and George Enesco's "First
Roumanian Rhapsody" completed the con-
cert in the well-worn popular-classics tradi-
tion, with all played in enjoyable "pops"
fashion, but with none of the lifted far
above the realm of the hackneyed.
Altogether, the concert was pleasant-if
uninspiring, but the Bach-Castro chorales
listed on the program, and omitted in the
concert itself, would have made for a more
interesting evening.
-Naomi Stern.

"It's hard to choose between the royalists and the rebels. It's
a question of whether you prefer American officers or Russian
officers."
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

EDITOR'S NOTE: Because The Daily
prints every letter to the editor re-
ceived (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 more than
300 words are shortened, printed or
omitted at the discretion of the edi-
torial director.
. . * . .
Discrimnmiion
To the Editor:
DUE TO A MISUNDERSTAND-
ING at my rooming house,
many of the students who called
in answer to my letter on discrim-
ination in the Michigan Medical
School, found that no one at my
house was aware of my having
written the letter.
Please send your namesand
telephone numbers to Box 62 at
the Daily. It might be of interest
to you to know that approximate-
ly twenty students called. This
response was indeed both grati-
fying and encouraging.
-Bob Walker
Confusion
To the Editor:
SEVEAL DAYS AGO we found
that the latest issue of the Stu-
dent Directory lists a "Hoyden
House" in the East Quadrangle.
Whipping out our trusty diction-
ary we found:
hoy-den (hoi'dn),; a rude,
boisterous girl: v.i. to romp
roughly and indelicately.
Our work is suffering because
we spend several hours a day
looking for the place. Does any-
one know where it is?
Jack Gellman, Andrew Georgia,
Hayden House, East Quad.
* * *
Political Mvusic
To the Editor:
THE RECENT pronouncement
from Moscow on Soviet and
Bourgeois music seems to have
called forth much merriment with
the righteous indignation of the
American press. I agree that the
subjugation of art to political cen-
sorship is a deadly thing, but I
cannot go along with the notion,
so curiously. prevelant, that the
rulers of Russia are stupid in sup-
posing that music can be politi-

cal. Whence came this idea that
art is some special sphere not
subject to moral interpretation?
The marble columns and God-
ly sculptures of Ancient Greece
were not only works of abstract
beauty, but in every line they sug-
gested and cemented the moral
and political philosophy of the
times. Again, what fourteenth
century peasant, looking upon
Mont Saint Michel. could doubt
the eternal glory and truth of x
the medieval church?
As a building needs no storied
frieze to carry, its message, so
does not music need the words of
Lincoln - or Lenin - to carry
political implication. Music can
induce in the hearer a sense of
unity and purpose, or a feeling of a
maudlin despair, or profitless sen-
tinientality. It can b evil and
it can be moral. It is in part a re-
flection of the tires, and it can
again react on the times.
The rise of Nineteenth Century
nationalism carried in its train
schools of nationalistic composers,
as well as artists of other kinds,
who did much to further that
movement. Wagner was a con- s
spicuous example, and one might
cite Rimsky-Korsakov and Dvor-
ak. The history of music is full
of examples of music's ability to
express the culture and to influ-
ence it, from the Gregorian
Chants to Handel's apotheosis of
the English Court and country-
side and respectable Georgian dig-
nity, to Beethoven's revolutionary
outburst.
Modern music is varied and in
violent flux, trying to find the
answer before the world does, and'
in some measure affect the course
the world is taking.
Now the rulers of the Soviet Un-
ion don't want to leave this sort
of thing to chance. They think
they can order the music that
will give the people the sense of
the justice of the cause, the stern-
ness of the struggle, and the glory
of the outcome. Such music can
be written, and if a Russian writes
it, is it not surely proof that it is
the Russian cause which is just,
the Russian struggle which is
stern, and the Russian destiny
which is glorious?
The men in the Kremlin know
what they are about. There can
be such a thing as Soviet music,
and they are determined to get
it.
-Ralph A. Raimi

BILL MAULDIN

Letters to the Editor...

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Academic Notices
Business Administration 123: Dr.
Angus Campbell, Assistant Direc-
tor of the Survey Research Center,
will address the class today at 3
p.m., Rm. 220 Temporary Class-
room Bldg. Subject: "Survey Re-
search Center's Statistical Analy-
sis by PuncheddCard Methods."
Anyone interested is invited to at-
tend the class.
Chemistry Colloquium: Wed.,
Feb. 25, 4:15 p.m., Rm. 303, Chem-
istry Bldg. Dr. Rondestvedt will
speak on "The Mechanism of the
Sulfonation of Styrene."
Economics 51, 52, 53, 54: Make-
up Final Examination. Thurs., Feb.
26, 3 p.m., 102 Economics Bldg.
Each student who appears for this
examination must have received
permission from his instructor.
English 129: Mr. Thorpe's class
will not meet at 9 a.m. today.
History Final Examination
Make-Up: Sat., Feb. 28, 2 p.m.,
Rm. B, Haven Hall. Students must
come with written permission of
instructor.
Graduate Students: Those stu-
dents, who have taken the pre-
liminary examinations in French
and German, may present them-
seves at the office of the Exami-
ner at any time during office
hours, Mondays and Thursdays
-2:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays, and Fri-
days--10:30-12 noon.
Concerts
Student Recital: Dolores DiL or -
enzo, Pianist, will present a pro-
gram of compositions by Franck,
Beethoven, Mozat, and Harold
Triggs, at 8:30 p.m., Tues., Feb.
24, Lydia Mendelssohn Theater.
Given in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of
Bachelor of Music, the recital will
be open to the general public. Miss
DiLorenzo is a pupil of Joseph
Brinkman.
Student Recital: Noah Knep-
per, oboist, will present a program
at 8:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 25, Rack-
ham Assembly Hall, in partial ful-
fillment of the requirements for
the degree of Master of Music in
Music Education. He will be assis-
ted by Merrill Wilson, playing the
French horn, and David Hildinger
and Jean Farquharson, pianists.
Mr. Knepper is a pupil of William
Fitch, and his recital is open to
the public.
Exhibitions
Architecture Building:. Student
work in Architecture from the
Universities of Michigan and Min-
nesota. Through Feb. 27.
Rackham Galleries. Exhibition:
work of members of the faculty of
the College of Architecture and
Design. Through Feb. 28.

rial Hall: 26th Annual National
Exhibition of Advertising Art.
Through March 7. Tuesday
through Saturday, 10-12 noon and
2-5 p.m.; Wednesday 7-9 p.m.;
Sunday 2-5 p.m. The public is in-
vited.
Events Today
Radio Program:
5:45-6 p.m., WPAG, The Ger-
man Series. Messrs. Otto Graf and
Walter Rickhoff
Films on Public Opinion-World
Trade, auspices of the Audio-Visu-
al Education Center, Kellogg Au-
ditorium, 4:15 p.m. - "Does It
Matter What You Think?" and
"Round Trip-The U.S.A. in
World Trade."
Journalism Society: 7:30 p.m.,
Michigan Union.
Sigiva Rho Tau, ' Engineer's
Stump Speaker's Society: Spring
Organization Night, 7:15 p.m.,
small ballroom, Michigan Union.
All technical students invited.
NSA Committee: Time of Meet-
ing has been changed to 5 p.m.
Michigan Union. Students inter-
ested in working on the Commit-
tee are invited.
La Cercle Francais: 8 p.m., Rm.
316, Michigan Union. Prof. E. B.
Ham, of the Romance Language
Department, will present and com-
ment upon a film entitled "Toward
Tomorrow in France." French
songs and social games. New mem-
bers accepted.
Quarterdeck: 7:15 p.m., Rm.
311, W. Engineering Bldg. Prof. L.
L. Carrick will speak on "Marine
Points." Open meeting for all En-
gineers.
Young Progressive Citizens of
Michigan: 7:30 p.m., Michigan
Union. "Implications of the Third
Party," by Dr. S. J. Eldersveld,
Political Science Department.
Women of the University Fac.-.
ulty: 8 p.m., Women's Athletic
Bldg.
UJ. of M. Flying Club: Board
meeting, 7:30 p.m., 1300 E. Engi-
neering Bldg.
Latin American Society: 7:30
p.m., Rackham Bldg. The public is
invited.
Intercollegiate Zionist Federa-
tion of America: 8 p.m., Hillel
Foundation. Dr. Max Weinreb, of
Tel-Aviv, will speak on the sub-
ject, "Inside Palestine." Dancing
and refreshments. All welcome.
Polonia Club: 7:30 p.m., Inter-
national Center.
Refreshments and entertain-
ment.
Faculty Women's Club: Play1
Reading Section, 1:45 p.m., Mary
B. Henderson Room, Michigan1

dent William W. Whitehouse of
Albion College will speak on "The
Place of the Small College in the
American Educational Pattern" at
4:15 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 26, Rack-
ham Amphitheatre. The public is
invited. Members and their guests
will lunch informally with Presi-
dent Whitehouse at 6 p.m., Facul-
ty Club dining room, Michigan
Union.
Social Seminar, auspices of the
University of Michigan Chapter,
American Society of Public Ad-
ministration; open to interested
persons. Address by Prof. Leonard
D. White, University of Chicago,
National President of the Ameri-
can Society for Public Adminis-
tration, 8 p.m., Wed., Feb. 25,
West Conference Room, Rackham
Bldg.
Alpha Chapter of Sigma Alpha
Iota, National Professional Music
Fraternity for Women, will pre-
sent a Contemporary American
Musicale, Wed., Feb. 25, 8:30 p.m.,
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater. Pro-
gram: Vocal solos and instru-
mental solos and ensembles. The
public is invited.
Phi Sigma: Joint open meeting
with Sigma Xi, 8 p.m., Mon., Mar.
1, Rackham Amphitheatre. Di".
Bradley M. Patten, Chairman of
the Department of Anatomy, will
speak on the topic "The First
Heart Beats and the Beginning of
the Circulation in Living Embryos
as Recorded'by Micro-moving Pic-
tures."
Sigma Gamma, Epsilon: Wed.,
Feb. 25, 12 noon, Rm. 3055 N.S.
Mr. Henry Zuidema will splak on
"Field Aspects of the Belt Rocks
of Glacier National Park."
Delta Sigma Pi, Professional
Business Fraternity: Smoker,
Wed., Feb. 25, 8 p.m., Michigan
Union.
Postponement. Union Opera
Committee meeting scheduled for
Wed., Feb. 25, will not meet in
order that all the judges may read
the manuscripts. Tentative date
for forthcoming meeting, 4:30
p.m., Wed., March 3.
Inter-cooperative Council Edu-
cational meeting Pri., Feb. 27,
8:15 p.m., Robert Owen House.
Professors Gault and Dickinson

will speak on "Cooperatives and
Private Enterprise." Refreshments.
Public invited.
American Society of Mechani-
cal Engineers: Open meeting, Feb.
25, 7:15 p.m., Natural Science Au-
ditorium. Movies: "The Making,
and Shaping of Steel" and "Steam
Progress" (color film).
U. of X. Flying Club: Open
meeting, 1042 E. Engineering Bldg., 4
7:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 25.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Rabbi Herschel Lymon will speak
on "The Outlines of Jewish His-
tory" at 4 p.m., Wed., Feb. 25,
Hillel Foundation. All students in-
vited.
La p'tite causette will meet in the
future on :Mondays and Wedies-
days at 3 p.m., Michigan League.
Sociedad Hispanica: Wed., Feb. t
25, 8 p.m., Michigan Union.

Square Dancing Class, sponsored
by the Graduate -Outing Club:
Wed., Feb. 25, 8 p.m., Lounge,
Women's Athletic Bldg. Everyone
welcome. Small fee charged.
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