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Dascola -
"DON'T LET PREJUDICE of any kind in-
fluence your decision."
Thus was charged the jury that found
Dominic Dascola not guilty of discriminat-
ing against William Grier because of his
color. Grier said after the decision that the
facts speak for themselves. They do.
An able prosecution, a fair judge and 'a
good case made no impression on the six
citizens of Ann Arbor who dispensed "jus-
tice" to Dominic Dascola.
Prosecutor Douglas Reading did a good
job. The evidence, although it came mostly
from University people, was almost over-
whelming. In the fact of the facts, the "not
'uilty" decision of the jury was in a way,
surprising, and almost unbelievable.
The reasonable doubt in the minds of the
jury was not there because of the case. More
likely, it was there as a result of long years
of passive prejudice.
An attempt to enforce tolerance legisla-
tion failed because Albert Trinkle, Robert
S. Green, Rupert Elliot, Herman Grayor,
Florence A. Curtis and Leon Tower evident-
ly didn't want to see Negroes in the barber-
shops of Ann Arbor.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

Not Guilty
The Diggs Act says that a violation con-
sists of "directly or indirectly" refusing serv-
ice to anyone because of his race, creed or
color. The facts do speak for themselves.
Although he refused to cut William Grier's
hair (because he "didn't know how," a rea-
son that was exploded at the trial) Dascola
didn't discriminate. The jury said he didn't.
Prosecutor Reading summed it up admir-
ably on Friday. He said, "This is not a test
of the law, but a test of the people's respect
for the law."
Since the beginning, Dascola and many
others have been saying that there are two
sides to the story, that Dascola is a victim
of discrimination himself, that he shouldn't
be tried for doing what other barbers do.
Dascola told his point of view to this re-j
porter yesterday morning before the decis-
ion had been reached. He went to school
here, from '32 to '39. He was a liberal and
went around with liberals. He suggested that
discrimination would gradually die down
in barbershops as in restaurants, without
Dascola is in the middle, but someone
had to be. He said that he bore no grudges.
That is as it should be.
But the display of prejudice shown in the
last few days is discouraging. Perhaps it
will awaken some people from the inertia in
which they sleep.
-Al Blumrosen

Real Aid Needed

This seems to be the formula behind
the testimony by General Albert Wedemeyer
to the House Foreign Affairs Committee
yesterday that the United States must
provide military aid before economic assist-
, ,


THE IDES OF MARCH by Thornton Wild-
er. 246 pages. Harper & Brothers. $2.75
To the loud and well-deserved clamor al-
ready raised by the publication of this book
I'd like to add a few small sounds of my
However tantamount to insult it may be
to tag this book as an historical novel (a
once perfectly respectable literary label),
the urge to categorize it in some way seems
especially insistent in this case. What
prompts such an inquiry is the double inter-
est one must take in reading this book, an
interest in its imaginativ, quasi-historical
material and in its rather unique method.
Given Julius Caesar as protagonist and
certain events preceding his assasination as
the principle action, the reader quickly reach-
es for the still convenient and usable label
already suggested. But Mr. Wilder comments
in his forward that historical reconstruction
was not his primary aim. His own designa-
tion of the book has been carefully and
widely noted: he proposes that the book be
called "a fantasia on certain events and per-
sons of the last days of the Roman republic."
More than this, the book is a philosophical
and psychological delineation of the char-
acter of the Great Dictator, accomplished
by audaciously twisting facts and figures
to suit the author's purpose.
Presentation of the material in the form
of almost entirely imaginary documents and
letters forces the reader into the cool and
objective position of an outsider looking in.
Unfortunately, this position is not always
the most rewarding from the point of view
of sheer e rtainment. The rather slim nar-
rative line sometimes almost disappears in
the complex order into which the author
has chosen to arrange his material., And
Caesar's speculations on love, death and poli-
tics do not consistently avoid tiresomeness
and dullness, in spite of Mr. Wilder's beauti-
ful and polished style.
There is, to be sure, variation in the way
of satirical comments by Cicero, neurotic
plaints by the poet Catullus and gossipy re-
velations of the characters of Roman mat-
rons. These are, in themselves, highly en-
joyable, and if the reader accedes to Mr.
Wilder's demands upon him, he will be re-
warded by a set of vivid and memorable
character portraits, as well as a feeling of
understanding of the temper of Caesar's
Particularly worthy of mention is the
author's treatment of the Queen of Egypt
and her visit to Rome. If the Book of the
Month Club blurb ranking this conception
of Caesar's relations with Cleopatra with
those of Shakespeare and Shaw is somewhat
extravagant, it is nevertheless understand-
The author's present technique is one of
the best for giving the inside stuff straight.
I would not care to predict, or even to hope,
however, that Mr. Wilder's method will be
adopted by others writing in the vein of
historical fictionizing. Mr. Wilder's achieve-
ment is not to be disregarded as a valuable
contribution to contemporary letters, but
neither is it to be carelessly copied.
-Natalie Bagrow
* * *
New Books at General Library

ance, to countries under the Communist
menace, such as China and Greece.
General Wedemeyer says that America
must do this to provide military protection
for the money and materials we are pour-
ing into these nations if our equipment
is not merely to be taken over by a Com-
munist revolution. He cites Czechoslovakia
as an example of this.
It is understandable that General Wed-
emeyer should hold a view such as this,
for he is a military man, and, has spent
his life in learning to deal with trouble-
some situations by force.
General Wedemeyer's statement that the
United States must provide more than mere
economic aid to countries like China and
Greece is true. But that "something" is not
more military aid, which makes the hostile
guerillas in those lands even more hostile,
but a government with the real interests of
the common people ever uppermost-not the
large landholders and millionaires-a truly
representative government which they can
This ideal is in sharp contrast to the
present governments of China and Greece
-governments so reactionary that the peas-
ants have been won over to Communism
by the hundreds of thousands, not by pres-
sure tactics, but simply because the Com-
munists offer them a chance to rid them-
selves of the grasping, feudalistic landlords
of China, and the grafters of the Greek
The United States has always enjoyed
a reputation as one of the most liberal na-
tions on earth; yet we are allowing the
Communists, with their dictatorial methods
and rosy promises, to pose as the only true
champions of the common people.
The Communists have a bill of goods to
sell; we offer only continued oppression by
grafters and profiteers by our support of
these reactionary governments.
America must send economic aid to stop
the spread of Communism in these na-
tions. But even before this, we must as-
sure - by exercising the trfendous
economic pressure at our conuand-
that the governments of these countries
adopt policies which will leave no doubt
in the minds of the average man that
we are his friend, not his oppressor, and
his military master.
In other words, our allies must be more
than merely anti-Communist; they must
be pro-democratic.
-Russell B. Clanahan.
No Justification
AN ABSOLUTE LACK of reasoning and a
suppression of information vital to news
were recently shown by the Hearst news-
As part of William Randolph's "anti-vivi-
section" policy, the Hearst papers have been
putting out articles regularly condemning
animal experimentation as "being entirely
useless, accomplishing nothing." Experi-
ments on dogs have been their favorite tar-
gets. I
Recently, however, Hearst, through his
Sunday magazine, the American Weekly,
printed an article extolling the virtues of an
operation for the cure of blue babies. Yet,
nowhere in the article was mention made of
the fact that this operation was perfected by
the use of dogs by Dr. Alfred Blalock of
John Hopkins'.
How do you justify this, Mr. Hearst?
Can you really believe that by closing your
eyes to facts, that they will not be there?
Evidently yes, since in the past, you have
continually done so. You must be aware of
the benefits which animal experimentation
has brought to mankind in the past-insu-
lin for diabetes, perfection of galU bladder
onertionn .s of s .lfa drigs nd neniillin.

Sell Peace
ONE MISTAKE we have made has been
to try to sell our way of life to the world,
instead of trying to sell peace. Our appeal
has been too narrow. The best thing we can
do with our way of life, as of this moment,
is to enjoy it; most of the world does not
ekpect to get it, and isn't especially inter-
ested in defending it. And for every person
whom we can interest by an appeal to de-
fend civilization as we know it, we can in-
terest a hundred with an appeal to defend
the peace.
We have looked at the world, and we have
seen ourselves. And when we present the
problem to the world as one of defense, the
world sees it in terms of defense of our-
selves, or of a certain area with ourselves
at the core, which is the same thing. This
does not particularly inspire the people. of
Europe, even of Western Europe. Instead, it
makes them feel uneasily that they are in
the middle, that they are going to be tramp-
led in a set match between the two giants.
What we must do with the world's pre-
dicament is ungeographize it, delocalize it,
make it be seen for what it is, a general
problem of keeping the peace, instead of
a matter of holding a line. When Czecho-
slovakia falls, the real danger is not (as
we have been agitatedly telling ourselves)
that Russia is a few hundred miles nearer
us, but that the world is perhaps a step
nearer war.
And it is not a case of one slogan being
better than another. It is a case of one be-
ing right, and the other wrong. Hope for
peace is one of the fundamentals, one of
the few aspirations that can cut through the
most serious differences that otherwise di-
vide mankind. It is the only appeal by which
we can even hope, in a measure, to reach
across to the other side; for we are cer-
tainly not going to disturb the other side
much by an appeal to it to defend us.
And in point of fact, peace is the real
problem, not the defense of America. It is
not the destruction of our country which
is the great menace that faces the world,
but the destruction of the world.
We have slipped a little bit into appealing
to humanity to save America, instead of ap-
pealing to it to save itself. We have taken
a big issue, and cut it down; the problem
is not how hot it is for us, but that the
world's on fire.
But to change from the slogan of defense
to the slogan of peace will take a good deal
of gear-shifting on our part. It means more
than a change of words; it means a change
of attitudes. It means that we must climb
out of the cramped defensive posture into
which we have slipped. And when we make
the change, it will be instantly seen and
felt by the world that we have done so. For
if we do it right, and from within, our
spokesmen will cease embroidering changes
on the theme of "our side" and "their side,"
and what one side is doing to another side,
and will begin to speak for all humanity in
its hope for peace, including the Russian
people themselves, for whom the problem is
no smaller than it is for us.
Within such a framework, w would
never leave an international conference
until we were put out; and if it ended
badly we would ask instantly for another,
opposing the most stubborn "no" in the
world with the most obstinate "yes." We
would never say that talks are useless;
we would say: We must talk again. In
such a setting we could repeat our offer
of last June to have Eastern Europe par-
ticipate in the Marshall Plan, knowing
that such a gesture, for all its apparent
looseness, would have a meaning for the
world that would produce in the end more
concrete results than any bastion of bak-
ed beans strung across a continent.

We feel pushed back into a corner now
precisely because we have chosen a corner
in which to fight. We shall have picked the
right ground when we can say convincing-
ly of those who oppose us, not that they are
our enemies, but the world's, and their
(Copyright, 1948, New York Post Corporation)
1. ,

Letters to the Editor...

Daily-Dworsky, Lcve.
"6 ft., 2 in., 195 lbs., brown hair-22 years??"

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-
VOL. LVIII, No. 109
Student Tea: President and
Mrs. Ruthven will be at home
to students Wednesday afternoon,
March 10, from 4 to 6 o'clock.
Regents' Meeting: April 2, 2 p.m.
Communications for consideration
at this meeting must be in the
President's hands not later than
March 25.
_-Herbert G. Watkins, Secy.
Freshman - Sophomore Forestry
Conference: March 10, 7:30 p.m.
Rm. 2039, Natural Science Bldg.
U.S. Forest Service motion picture:
"Richer Range Rewards." Prof.
E. C. O'Roke will speak on some
responsibilities of a forester in
range livestock country. Prof. W.
C. Steere will speak on the subject
of Botany on the Range. All fresh-
man foresters- are expected to at-
tend and sophomores are welcome.
School of Business Administra-
tion: Students from other schools
and colleges intending to apply for
admission for the summer session
or fall semester should secure ap-
plication forms in 108 Tappan
Hall as soon as possible.
Kothe-Hildner Annual German
Language Award offered to stu-
dents in courses 31, 32, 35, and 36.
The contest, a translation compe-
tition (German-English and Eng-
lish-German) carries two stipends
of $30 and $20 respectively, and
will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Wed.,
March 24, Rm. 201, University
Hall. Students who wish to com-
pete and who have not yet handed
in their applications should do so.
immediately in Rm. 204, Univer-
sity Hall.
Candidates for the Teacher's
Certificate in June: A list of can-
didates has been posted on the
bulletin board in Rm. 1431 U.E.S.
Any prospective candidate whose
name does not appear on this list
should call at the office of the Re-
corder of the School of Education,
Rm. 1437 U.E.S.
Teacher's Certificate Candi-
dates: The Teacher's Oath will be
given to all June candidates for
the teacher's certificate on March
8 and 9 between the hours of
8-12 noon and 1-5 p.m., Rm. 1437
U.E.S. This is a requirement for
the teacher's certificate.

men here on Monday and Tues-
day, March 8 and 9, to interview
mechanical, electrical, chemical,
metallurgical and aeronautical en-
gineers. They also wish to talk to
chemists, physicists, and mathe-
maticians. Job descriptions and
applications are on file at the
The Employers Mutual Liability
Insurance Compahy of Wisconsin
will interview here on Tues.,
March 9, for both men and wo-
men. Positions, are open in claims
and underwriting.
The Atlantic Refining Company,
Dallas, Texas, will be here on
Wednesday and Thursday, March
10 and 11, to interview chemical,
civil, and mechanical engineers,
chemists, geologists, and physi-
Merck & Company will be here
on Thurs., March 11, to interview
pharmacists and chemists.
Call the Bureau of Appoint-
ments for complete information.
University Community Center,
Willow Run Village.
Mon., March 8, 8 p.m., Faculty
Wives' Club.
Tues., March 9, 8 p.m., Garden
Wed., March 10, 8 p.m., Cooper-
ative Nursery Board; 8 p.m., Plays
and Games Group.
Thurs., March 11, 8 p.m., The
Art and Crafts Group.
Sat., March 13, 8-11 p.m., Square
Dance, sponsored by the Village
Church Fellowship.
University Lecture: Professor
Langdon Warner, Curator of the
Oriental Department of the Fogg
Museum of Art in Boston and lec-
turer in the Department of Fine
Arts of Harvard University, will
lecture on the subject "Transfor-
mation of Nature in Chinese
Painting" at 4:15 p.m., March 9,
Rackham Amphitheatre; auspices
of the Department of Fine Arts.
Academic Notices
Concentration Discussion Series:
Monday, March 8.
English - 25 Angell Hall, 4:15
p.m.-Prof. W. G. Rice, English
Studies as Humane Learning;
Prof. Karl Litzenberg, Require-
ments for Concentration in Eog-
lish; Prof. C. D. Thorpe, Prepara-
tion for the Teaching of English.
Chemistry - 231 Angell Hall,
4:15 p.m.-Prof. B. A. Soule, The
Concentration Program in Chem-
istry; Prof. L. C. Anderson, Op-
portunities in Chemistry.
Graduate students may obtain
the scores of the Graduate Apti-
tude Examination by calling at
the information desk, Graduate

EDITOR'S NO'TE: Because The Daily
print s evry letter to the editor re-
eceivked (wich is sigcned, 300 Words
or less in length, anid iii glood taste)
we remind our readers that the views
expressed iii 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.
* * *S
!pwak (Jp)
To the Editor:
ed by Mr. Evans andi his fellow
travelers in recent letters requires
examination. I am reminded of a
few sentences in "Human Nature
and Conduct," by John Dewey,
our greatest philosopher.
Quoting: "The only ones who
have the right to criticize "radi-
cals" . . . adopting for the moment
that perversion of language which
identifies the radical with the des-
tructive rebel . . . are those who
put as much efort into reconstruc-
tion as the rebels are putting into
destruction. The primary accusa-
tion against the revolutionary must
be directed against those who hav-
ing power refuse to use it for ame-
liorations. They are the ones who
accumulate the wrath that sweeps
away custonis and institutions in
an undiscriminating avalanche.
What he really objects to is any
disturbance of his own vested se-
curities, cornforts and privileged
powers." (part II. Sec. VI)
This amazingly powerful and
succulent passage needs no com-
ment. But the temptation is too
great .,.
In these very people being
thumped nowadays, Dewey places
his faith. These people are the
'pinks' who would exchange slow
intelligent progress for the killing
of brother by brother in a revolu-
tion. And if this >e mere academ-
ics the skeptics forget well. Speak
to one of the mid-Western farm-
ers who, i the early 30's, helped
set up road-block and passed out
arms. Speak to the Oakies. Read
Eric Sevareid's "Not So Wild A
Dream." Luckily the harvest was
not reaped; not because the sow-
ing was inadequate.
The sowing took place during
the preceding Republican Admin-
istrations. It wasn't hard . .. the
Republicn s planted all three feet
in the mild and stared fixedly
down. But an injustice has been
done . . .there were things accom-
plished:I the Palmer raids, the Tea-
pot Dome scandal, and the great
glorious crash of 1929.
rpeak up, "pinks," be free of the
responsibility for "an undiscrim-
inating avalanche" and consci-
ence's lashes.
-Bi lilein HfI
omten IDef CI(di
To the Editor:

would you rather have them wear
the black thingumnmies grandma
used to sport?
Really, Mr. Scott-have you ever
thought what an inferno this place
would be without those charming
creatures-bless 'em one and all!
Think this over, Mr. Scott, and
if you're still unconvinced, I can
give you the addresses of a couple
of monasteries where you will be
very very muich alone.
y-Edwin Yahiel
* * *
To the Editor:
We wonder just how "silly" and
inferior was the "necessary evil"
that begot Mr. Robert Scott!
--J. stentlal
-A. Ewert
* *5 *
To the Editor:
With all the world problems
there are today your frustrated
gasps against women are of no
How trite can one be?
--Bob Ashton
S * * .
c,'L, eta 4ht S lrr ,ris
To the Editor:
pictures are superior to the
usual Hollywood drivel, seeing one
of these pictures involves, to Wil-
low Village residents, either wait-
ing around after classes until 8:30
P.m., or coming back to Ann Arbor
(2 bus tickets plus a precious hour
wasted). What would be the ob-
jection to running a continuous
performance on Friday afternoon
from 1 p.m.? Not many would cut
classes to see the shows, inasmuch
as most students from Willow Vil-
lage could find some free time to
see the show if they so desired.
Personally, I find most Hollywood
films rather indigestible, even
though they may pick up 3 or 4
bells from Jimmy Fidler.
-Martin F. Bloom
* * *~
Carges Lie
To the Editor:
again I would like to leave this
observation with The Michigan
Daily. Time and again the ridicu-
lous several letters turn up in this
column. They stigmatize some of
the good statements one may find
here occasionally. But no matter
how disappointing this condition
may be, I prefer it to the disgust-
ing reflection caused by a recent
contributor to this section. His
unforgiveable stunt was to lie to
The Daily's audience.
His letter, which appeared in
The Daily on Friday, Feb. 20, this
year, was signed "Bob Walker."
The piercing truth is that his
name is Robert D. Goldman and
that he used an assumed name
(Bob Walker>) i his letter.
Whatever a man's conviction
be, let him not be so crude and so
lacking in common honesty that
he would not place his name under
his belief.
-Seymor S. Katz
The overpowering need of Eur-
ope, both from its own point of
view and that of America, is a res-
toration of the balance of power.
And there is no chance of achiev-
ing a balance against Russia ex-
cept by uniting Europe in the
The idea of European union is
now present, the climate of opin-
ion is favorable, and the firm sup-
port of the United States could
very well prove decisive.
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
-, 'Woislt i

Fifty-Eighth Year






up, Doc? You trying to be orig-
inal or what? Anyone reading your
vehement antifemininistic diatribe
in this paper will think that you
either can't manage to get a date,
or that your girl .ilted you .
What's wrong with women? "les-
ser rank" says you. . . . If some
girls have such brains that were
they of wool tlhey couldn't provide
enough material to knit a canary
a pair of Argyles- don't blame it
on all women. Only a fraction of
people is really clever and, both in
quality and number, this fraction
consists equally of both sexes. Dit-
to for their rank.
"The last male stronghold" you
say. Don't you think you're a wee
bit behind time:s? The Union door
business is nowadays just a rem-
nant of days gone by, Nobody
wants to abolish the tradition-
it's part of college fun. But do
you really believe that feminine
heels will pollute the atmosphere
of the Union front steps - this
once? And anyway, the King of
England can sell his navy-tra-
dition, you know-but I don't be-
lieve he has done so yet.
You call the girls "infantile."
Granted that all coeds aren't ex-
actly the stuff dreams are made
of, do you think that we, powerful
males, are what they dream about?
Furthermore, what's the matter
with long skirts! They hide many
a pair of unprepossessing legs
(limbs to you). As for nylons-
CORRECTION - In the letter
from Harold Edward Evans, print-
ed March 4, the vord "condone
was misprinrted as "condemn~ in
the phrase, "No other action would
be honorable than to refuse recog-
nition to a group who chose to
condone a 'trained propagandist'



o Sunday Stupor




How About Maternalism?
THE PROF Was calling on budding ora-
tors in our Speech 31 class to give short
impromptus. "Mr. B--," he requested, "Give
a one-minute talk on 'Paternalism of the
There was a pregnant pause while Mr. B- -
reconnoitered. Then inner illumination
shone in his features. "Paternalism of the
University is quite a problem today," he be-
gan, "due to the large number of married
vets who.have brought their children with
them to the campus... "

______ Concerts
Bureau of Appointments & Occu- The University Musical Society
pational Information, 201 Ma- will present Alexander Braiowsky,
son Hall Pianist, in the fifth and last con-
The National Advisory Commit-~I cert in the Extra Concert Series-
tee for Aeronautics will have three (Continued on Page 8)

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