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Challenge to MYDA

THE TIME has come for MYDA to either
put up or shut up on the question of
University recognition.
President Ruthven's announcement of the
second official rejection of its betition for
recognition leaves MYDA three and only
three honorable courses of action.
1. Prove that it' is an honest group of
liberals who have nothing to conceal by
disaffiliating with the national American
Youth for Democracy and seek recognition
as an independent, LOCALLY RUN student
2. Drop completely what most of us sus-
pect is a smoke-screen name and policy and
openly organize a Young Communists' Club.
They would thus have a better chance of
official recognition.
3. Disband completely.
The Student Legislature has endorsed the
University's stand on MYDA recognition,
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

and we believe the student body agrees with
them almost unanimously.
The campus is sick and tired of MYDA's
sensationalist antics and relentless bidding
for the role of the injured martyr. It's fed
up with MYDA's continuous creation of
headline grabbing incidents and long-wind-
ed, pointless attempts to hog the letters-to-
the editor columns of this newspaper.-#
The campus also thoroughly resents the
repeated attempts by MYDA (and by other
groups who often don't have as many mem-
bers as they do initials) to subtly convince
the general public by demonstrations or
statements that the Michigan student body
is a bunch of wide-eyed radicals and Com-
There is a place for an honest MYDA
on campus just as there is a place for any
locally run student group. There is NO
place for MYDA as it is now formed.
A refusal to take a positive step in one
of the three directions outlined above will
be an open admission by MYDA that it is
cowardly and dishonest-and not fit, now
or ever, to be recognized as a student
organization at this University.
-Harold Jackson.

Wallace Logic

THERE IS A CERTAIN fundamental logic
in the two speeches made by Henry
Wallace following the Truman war message.
At least, his challenge that the war hysteria
is a mask merits more investigation than
the name-calling resorted to by Truman at
the St. Patrick's Day dinner.
Truman speech did make rather hypo-
critical references to our guarding of the
free peoples of the world. About the only
country we have seen fit to guard has been
England, and they can pretty well take
care of themselves. Elsewhere, our foreign
policy is a shame.'
Greece slaves under a government as un-
democratic as the one in Czechoslovakia. No
move has been made to support another
election there to decide the real nature
of the Greek people's wishes. We have every
reason to believe that we don't want to know
what the Greeks want.
In Italy, as Wallace says, we are using
the pressure of economic politics, veritably
telling the Italians that they won't eat un-
less they vote the way Harry S. Truman
and George Marshall choose to have them

vote. Since when has it been "traditional
democracy" to doubt the results of a demo-
cratic election?
And in France as in Czechoslovakia, we
have used the same "Suggestive politics," by
which it is intimated that governments with
Communists in them won't get aid. To
anyone who doubts the effectiveness of
"suggestive politics," let us joint to Chile,
where a president elected by the Communist
Party has chosen to throw out his own party
rather than curry the anger of the American
We don't think it necessary to repeat
the Wallace statements regarding other
dictatorial governments which we sup-
port. The names of a few leaders should
suffice, Peron, Franco, Chiang Kai-Shek.
No, like Wallace, we fail to be aroused by
the hysteria of the Truman government.
When our foreign policy ceases to be based
on the old phrase "Don't do as we do, do
as we say," and if Russia still insists on her
aggressive tendencies at that point, the time
will have come for action. But in our books,
the blind can't lead the blind.
-Don McNeil.

Ir -


" Campus Characters

ATOMIC SCIENCE: A branch of knowl-
edge concerning itself with the discovery of
hitherto unknown powers and capabilities
in very small particles; it has nothing to do
with the recent outbreak of presidential
aspirations among two or three dozen addi-
tional Republicans.
* * *
CONFIDENCE: A certain easeful state of
mind, much prized by the more conservative
section of the community. What makes
confidence is something of a mystery, and
has never been adequately analyzed, Confi-
dence was at a low ebb, for example, when
Mr. Roosevelt, who got along well with
Russia, was President. Confidence is much
higher now that Mr. Truman, who gets along
with almost nobody, is Chief Executive. Con-
fidence was at the highest possible level
in the summer of 1929, just after Mr. Hoover
became President, and just before the bust.
But confidence had almost vanished a few
years later, under the New Deal, when almost
everybody was making a living. To elect a
conservative Republican President, of the
kind who used to tell us, in 1941, that the
Japs would never attack and, in 1946, that
prices were not going to go up, unduly, would
cause confidence to swirl to a new peak.
However, to put in a President respected
and admired by labor, the poor, the Negroes,
etc., would be a damaging blow to confidence.
Confidence thus sounds something like
the will to live dangerously but some author-
ities deny it any such idealistic base, and put
the whole thing down to pig-headedness.
* * *
theory that the voters become tired after
having had one kind of administration for
a period of years, and that they then cast
their votes for its opposite. Thus, the fact
that some voters are leaving the Democratic
Party is only a natural reaction to their
having had Roosevelt four times, explain
certain Truman supporters.
DIGNITY: An important personal quality,
which is often confused with respectability,
though the two are quite diffedent. Even
the lowliest can have dignity; even a mouse,
walking sedately and confidently across a
living room floor, has a certain dignity, but
a woman who' climbs on a chair and squeals
when she sees him is merely respectable.
The bipartisan approach to foreign affairs
has served, for example, to make a certain
kind of foreign policy respestable, which does
not mean' that it always has dignity; not
the dignity, (for example), which would be
manifest by one who called on the world
to give up the whole frightful shambles, and
make peace, at once. The conflict between
dignity and respectability is a deep and
sutble one, and is a central problem of the
democratic way of life. At its highest level,
the democratic way of life serves to set the
individual free, to think for himself, i
which case he has dignity. It can also be
made an excuse for tagging along with the
prevailing trend, in which case the result is
merely respectability.
* * *
POLICY: A term used to describe a govern-
mental decision to spend twice as much next
year on a policy which didn't work when it
was introduced last year.
(Copyright, 1948, New York Post Corporation)
At the State ge.e

RELENTLESS, with Iobert Young a'id
Marguerite Chapman.
"REIL ENTLESS," (pronounced with a low
snarling hiss on the last syllable sup-
posedly refers here to the perseverence exer-
cised by Robert Young in tracking down the
villain, whose deeds have been attributed
to our hero, sullying his good name consid-
erably. But it may as aptly be applied to
the western sunshine which is more than
somewhat hot throughout. Both Old Sol
and large slices of desert terrain play lead-
ing roles, against which Mr. Young loses
large quantities of blood and perspiration
in his gambols. With murders and gold mines
afoot, everyone of course chases one of the
other teams, enabling them to use up suffice
cient amount of technicolor before the good
guys get the gold and the bad guys get
the lead where it will do the most good.
(Mr. Young remains amazingly cleanshaven
throughout, which may account for the
hearty support he receives from Miss Chap-
man.) Recommended only for those wlo
like lots of desert and will have time after-
wards to quench a good thirst--for water,
of course.
-Gloria Hunter.
At the ichiar.. .
Daily, Jeanne Craine, Oscar Levant.
"HISSTORY takes us back to the 1929
era again, It is about a big-time band
leader and his bouts with a small town girl

ington today is no longer a
post-war atmosphere. It is, to put
it bluntly, a pre-war atmosphere.
That is not to say that war with
the Soviet Union is necessarily
either inevitable or imminent. Yet
it is now universally admitted that
war within the next few months+
is certainly possible. For it is be-
lieved that some sort of showdown+
is on the way, that for better or,
for worse the boil will soon be
lanced. The showdown may come
anywhere around the vast Soviet
perimeter, and at any time. Yet1
most, observers believe that it is
most likely to come in Italy, soon
after the Italian elections April+
18. What happens in Italy next
month might lead to some sort of
breathing space, at least an armed
truce between East and West. Or
it might lead to war.
The outcome of the Italian
elections, the experts point out,
can fall into any one of three
categories. It is possible, though
unlikely, that the vote for the
Communist-controlled "people's
front" will be less than general-
ly anticipated, perhaps below 35
per cent of the total. It is pos-
sible, though also unlikely, that
the Communist bloc will gain
a clear majority. And it is pos-
sible, and apparently likely (for

this is the result which the
Pope, with the Vatican's match-
less intelligence service at his
disposal, is known to expect)
that the pro-Communist vote
will be more than 40 per cent
of the total vote.
If the Communist bloc polls less
than 35 per cent of the vote, the
non-Communists headed by the
Christian Democrat Alcide de
Gasperi will certainly form a gov-
ernment excluding the Commu-
nists and their stooges. The Com-
munists could react to such a
government by remaining at least
temporarily passive. This is not
believed probable. They could re-
sort to direct action, on the pat-
tern of last autumn's strikes and
Communist-inspired riots. Most
observers in Italy believe that de
Gasperi could deal with this chal-
lenge, as he dealt with it last
autumn. Or, finally, the Com-
munists could refuse to recognize'
the outcome of the election, and
seize the cities in the north where
they are strongest. This would be
the signal for civil war.
If the Communist bloc wins a
clear majority of the vote, the
Communist leader, Palmiro Tog-
liatti, using the bought-and-
paid-for Socialist leader Pietri
Nenni as his front man, will
take all power. Moscow's Polit-
buro will thus become the real
masters of the Italian people.

To the Editor:


_ _ _ _ _ __ __ __ _ '1

How War Might Come

Letters to the Editor .:.


Call to Arms
WE DON'T KNOW how many people no-
ticed, but amidst all the war talk last
week, two interesting ticket sales were being
conducted in 'U' Hall.
In one booth, students were buying tickets
to "Military Ball." And right next door you
could purchase admission to "All Quiet on
the Western Front."
* * *
Profaning Sacred Ground?
AN INNOCUOUS CALL put through to
S Mosher-Jordan got the seemingly as-
tonishing reply by the operator "Who in
the HALL do you want?" The caller had
to stop and reconsider the query before
she could muster a reply.
* * *
Brief Candle
ONE OF OUR English instructors was hav-
ing a particularly difficult time trying
to get Shakespeare across to his English 32
Labor Bill
ALTHOUGH the clause of the Taft-Hart-
ley Act prohibiting union-owned news-
papers from supporting political candidates
may be unconstitutional, there are many
good factors in the bill which should not be
lost. Certainly one of these is the ban on
labor unions' making campaign contribu-
tions to candidates.
If this ban is lifted, labor unions will be
free to go ahead with their plans to finance
candidates in the coming election who sup-
port the repeal of the Taft-Hartley Act and
passage of pro-labor laws.
Labor unions in this country are already
more powerful than their size warrants.
Through "pressure groups in Washington,
through large-scale strikes, and through the
votes of the men in their ranks, they have
ample means of securing their own ends.
If we allow labor unions to contribute to
political candidates' campaign funds, we al-
low them to secure labor laws which will
give them not liberty, which they already
have, but license-license to paralyze the
entire nation with more coal and meat
strikes. Is this the democracy which the
framers of the constitution intended to give
-Mary Ann Gatley.
New Books at General Library

section. Finally, he broke off into a tirade
against "you students are too interested in
material things . . . you'd rather have a
Buick convertible than an understanding of
great literature!"
A hand shot up from the back of the
room, "Sir, was that you I practically ran
over with my Buick convertible yesterday?"
And as quickly, the professor recovered
from his surprise to reply, "No, but you've
been running down Hamlet in class every-
* * *
It's Dead All Right
A COUPLE OF STAFF members were walk-
ing across campus under their umbrellas
in the pouring rain Friday, when they were
suddenly surrounded by a bevy of drowning
men, two of whom succeeded in wresting the
umbrellas from their hands.
The strangers couldn't be pacified until
they were permitted to escort the coeds
"chivalrously" across campus, keeping dry
in the process, by the way.
No One Told Hil'
staff member was recently confronted
by a young lady acquaintance who politiely
inquired: "Would you like to go to my pledge
Our friend considered for a moment, and
then replied: "Why yes, thank you."
Now everything seemed to be all right, but
a few days later the young lady found her-
self asking another fellow.
It seems that our dense staff member
must never have been asked to a dance
before. He had accepted the bid as a
blanket invitation and gone out and asked
another girl!
From the pages of The Daily
Enrollment statistics released by the Uni-
versity showed that men attending Mich-
igan outnumbered women, 1,306 to. 448.
Undoubtedly the bravest person on campus
was the lone woman among the 193 students
in engineering school.
Final results of The Daily presidential

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. Saturdays).
To Prospective Graduate Stu-
Those students now enrolled in
the undergraduate colleges of the
University, who intend to enter
the Graduate School thistcoming
summer or fall, should make ap-
plication immediately in order to
insure admission.
Seniors: College of L. S. & A.,
and Schools of Education, Music,
and Public Health:
Tentative lists of seniors for
June graruation have been posted
on the bulletin board in Room 4
University Hall. If your name is
misspelled or the degree expected
incorrect, please notify the Count-
er Clerk.
Students, College of Literature,
Science & The Arts:
Except under extraordinary cir-
cumstances, courses dropped after
Friday, April 2, will be recorded
with the grade of "E"
Women students who are mem-
bers of the cast and crew of JGP
have 12:30 permssion on March
23 and 24, and 11:30 permission on
March 25.
Engineering College Students:
Scholarship applications for the
coming year must be in Rm. 412,
W. Engineering, by April 3.
Women Students:
Graduate assistantships are
available for women at the Gradu-
ate School of Syracuse University
for 1948-49. Each assistantship is
equivalent to room, board and tui-
tion. Each assistant will be placed
in charge" of a small dormitory.
Women graduate students are eli-
gible if they are willing to give two
years to the program of study
elected. Application forms may be
secured from Dr. M. Eunice Hilton,
Dean of Women, Syracuse Univer-
sity, Syracuse 10, New York.
Graduate personnel counselor-
ships for women will be available
at the University of Washington
in 1948-49. Appointees receive
board, room and small salary for
part-time service in women's resi-
dence halls. Graduate students in
education, sociology, social work,
psychology and personnel and
guidance are eligible while work-
ing on a master's degree. Applica-
tions may be secured from Miss
Patricia McClure, Head Counselor,
Women's Residence Halls, Univer-
sity of Washington, Seattle 5,
Residence rassistantships for
graduate women are offered at
Stanford University. Maintenance
is provided and a part-time aca-
deinic program may be carried.
Qualifications considered include

academic achievement, extra-cur-
ricular work, health and profes-
sional objectives. Applications may
be addressed to the Counselor for
Women, Stanford University,
Stanford, California.
Office of the Dean of Women
Board and room scholarships for
the school year 1948-49 are avail-
able in Adelia Cheever House, Hel-
en Newberry Residence and Betsy
Barbour House. Non-affiliated
girls who have maintained a B
average or better and who are
themselves earning part of their
University expenses are eligible
and may apply at the Office of the
Dean of Women. The awards are
given on the asis of good citizen-
ship and scholarship and the
scholarships are not limited to
girls now living in these houses.
Applications must be made before
April 1 and the awards will be an-
nounced not later than May 15.
Bureau of Appointments & Occu-
pational Information, 201 Ma-
son Hall
The General Electric Company
will have a representative here on
Thurs., March 25, to interview men
interested in advertising and sales
promotion. Writing or journalism
experience preferred. Call exten-
sion 371 for appointments.
University Community Center:
Willow Run Village:
Tues., Mar. 23, 8 p.m., Bridge
Wed., Mar. 24, 8 p.m., Plays and
Games Group.
Thurs., Mar. 25, 8 p.m., Arts and
Crafts Workshop.
Sat., Mar. 27, 3-4:30 p.m., Chil-
dren's Party, sponsored by the Vil-
lage Church Fellowship.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for David
Murray Gates, Physics; thesis:
"An analysis of the Infrared Spec-
tra of the Normal Paraffin Hydro-
carbons and the Far-Infrared
Spectra of Carbon Tetrachloride,"
East Council Room, 3 p.m., Tues.,
March 23, Rackham Bldg.: Chair-
man, D. M. Dennison.
Physical Inorganic Chemistry
Seminar: Wed., March 24, 4:07
p.m., Rm. 303, Chemistry Bldg.
Mrs. Y. M. North will speak on the
"Derivation of the Limiting Law
for Apparent Molal Volumes."
Student Recital: Marylee Sneed
Hill, Soprano, a pupil of Arthur
Hackett, will be heard in recital
at 8:30 Tuesday evening, March
23, Rackham Assembly Hall, in
partial fulfillment of the require-
ments for the Master's degree.
Program: Compositions by Handel,
Brahms, Rossini, Bachelet, Blizet,
Debussy, Massenet, Sandoval,
Howe, and Rackmaninoff. The
public is invited.
Museum of Archaeology, 434 S.
State Street: "Life in a Roman
Town in Egypt," closes March 28.
(Continued on Page 4)

TT WAS WITH a deep feeling of
shame and guilt that I read off
the Inter-Racial Association's de-l
cision not to support the Czech1
rally. The reason: insufficient in-
formation and conflicting reports
from behind the Iron Curtain.
What innovation is this that
makes IRA so deathly afraid of
being wrong on vital issues, espe-
cially when circumstances prove
it has more than an even chancer
of being right? How many of you
IRA members who voted NO, in
1939, demanded more information
from "reliable" sources when Hit-t
ler invaded Czechoslovakia, andr
later the Soviet Union? Who will
deny that scores of foreign pub-
lications have been banned inr
Czechoslovakia? Thebasic issue
here is freedom, whether we label
it academic or political.
Last summer the IRA sponsored
an anti-lynch tag-day and rally
during which nearly $1,000 was,
raised. There was some question
as to the loyalty of the Southern
Youth Congress to which the fund
was to be sent. Many students
and citizens of Ann Arbor dugj
deep and gave generously, not be-
cause they were SURE the South-
ern Youth' Congress wasn't "sub-
versive," but because they realized
the deeper, more noble principle
involved-that of saving human'
life from the murderous dictates
of the mob. The Czech people are,
today facing a situation which we
in America, who have felt oppres-
sion, know only too well. It is to
these people IRA has turned a
deaf ear.
There are few organizations I
have felt more a part of than the
Inter-Racial Association. I shall
perhaps be severely criticized by
many of my friends of long stand-
ing for what I have here said. But
my conscience permits no other
course. I have gotten many people
to see the IRA point of view be-
cause they trusted me and my
motives. It is only fair to them
that the record be set straight
on this issue.
-Carroll Little.
Former President, IRA.
To the Editor:
IS IT TRUE that the Truman
administration is dominated to-
day by militarists and financial
big shots?
Let's see, there's the President's
Chief of Staff, Admiral Leahy;
Sec'y. of State Marshall; and Un-
der-Secretary of State Lovett, who,
until 1940, was a partner in Brown
Bros. and Harriman, investment
banker. Then there's Asst. Sec'y.
of State Brig. Gen. Saltzman, a
vice-president New York Stock Ex-
change; Asst. Sec'y. of State
Thorp, a director of Associated
Electric Co., and Ambassador to
Great Britain Douglas, president
of Mutual Life Insurance Corp., a
director of General Motors and
vice-president of American Cyana-
mide. There's also Ambassador to
the U.S.S.R. Lt. Gen. Walter B.
Smith, and Chief of the American
Mission to Greece Griswold, a di-
rector of the First National Bank
of Gordon, Nebraska.
Sec'y. of the Treasury Snyder is
a vice-president of the First Na-
tional Bank of St. Louis and Un-
der-Secretary of the Treasury
Wiggins,is president of the Trust
Co. of South Carolina and was
president .of the American Bank-
ers Association from 1943-44.
Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Board McCabe is president of the
Scott Paper Co.; Chairman of the
Export-Import Bank is Martin,
who was president of the N. Y.
Stock Exchange from 1938-41; and
Chief of the World Bank McCloy,
former member of two Wall Street
law firms.
Secretary of Commerce Harri-

man: partner of Brown Bros.,
board chairman of the Union Pa-
cific R.R., director of five other
major railroads, and director of
Western Union and Guaranty
Trust Co.
was president of Dillon, Read Co.
Secretary of Defense Forrestal
from 1937-40, a vice-pres. of Gen-
eral Aniline, and Film Corp., an
I. G. Farben subsidiary, from 1940-
41. Secretary of the Air Force
Symingtop is president of Emerson

I would like to quote two things
from the Ann Arbor News of
March 17. On page 1 the headlines
On page 22 appears the follow-
ing AP dispatch from Moscow:
"Red Star today hailed the So-
viet Army's demobilization pro-
gram and said Russians "unani-
mously support the peaceable pol-
icy of their government."
"The sagacious Stalinist policy
of peace and friendly collabora-
tion among natiops," the army
newspaper said, "had had yet an-
other "convincing expression" in
the decree, which yesterday or-
dered demobilization of all but the
21- and 22-year-old classes."
N - -Ed Shaffer
Differet Taste

T O THOSE with a taste for
modern music, Respighi's
"The Pines of Rome" was beauti-
fully presented."
Please, Mr. Anderson, modern
music has been stomped on enough
without your adding your two feet.
If contemporary music had to
stand or fall on the merits of that
three-ring circus-
Every time I hear the thing I
keep waiting for the trained ele-
phants to come on.
-Judy Laikin
Czech Elections
To the Editor:
the Daily readers, the love of
the Europeans for Communism
and their hatred for the Wall
Street bankers, Mr. E. Ellis con-
veniently overlooked his mistake.
He is talking of the victory at the
polls. If the CP of Czecheslovakia
was so sure of winning the elec-
tions, why did it not wait for the
elections? Was it because CP
feared losing some votes? I might
make it clear that I do not love
the Wall Street bankers, who are
in India, too, but I refuse to believe
that the Soviet party line followers
are the only emancipators of the
--R. P. Desai
Fifty-Eighth Year

Thel.aily accords its readers the
privilege of subuittig letters for
publication in this columin. Subject
to space limitations, the general poi-
icy is to publish in the order in which
they are received all letters bearing
the writer's signature and address.
Letters exceeding 300 words, repeti-
tious letters arid letters of a defama-
tory character or such letters which
for any other reason are not in good
taste will not be published. The
editors reserve the privilege of con-
densing letters.

Electric Co. Under-Sec'y. of Air
Barrows is president of Sears
Roebuck, Chairman of the Na-
tional Security Resources Board
Hill, president of the Atlantic
Greyhound Corp., Chairman of the
Munitions Board is Hargrave,
president of Eastman Kodak Co.
And lots more in the "White
House Cabinet."
---Bill Carter
Ralph Neafus Club, C.P.
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