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What Comes Next?

_AA ARCELLUS SAID, "Something is rotten
in the state of Denmark." Anyone who
can read of the latest Callahan committee
farce without suspecting that something is
rotten in the state of Michigan must have
extraordinary insensitive olefactory nerves.
A farce is a comedy of situation. The
situations in this one are these: James
Zarichny, a student of mathematics at
Michigan State College was placed
on probation by that liberal institution
for having joined a verboten organ-
ization (AYD) last year. While the presi-
dent of the college was attempting to de-
cide whether Zarichny's offense was hein-
ous enough to warrant denying him the
diploma which he had earned, the inquisi-
tion moved into town.
At a hearing held behind locked doors
Chief Inquisitor Callahan asked Zarichny
the following questions and received the fol-
lowing answers:
Q. "Are you a member of the Communist
Party or do you believe in the theories of
A. "I have a constitutional right to free-
dom of opinion. That question is improper.
Such a type of question destroys the secrecy
of the ballot and undermines the constitu-
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

(At this point Sen. Callahan reminded
Zarichny that he had no constitutional
right-something which should have been
clear to Zarichny by the mere fact of his
presence at the h'raring.
Q. "Would you support the United States
in the event of war 'with Russia?"
A. "Unconditionally."
Q. "Do you favor military training?"
A. "I served three years in the Army."
Sen. Callahan, having duly weighed the
answers given him, apparently came to the
conclusion that the political depravity of the
young man before him was incurable, for
he said: "I don't think any state institution
should give you a diploma!"
Perhaps even more appalling than the
hearing itself is the fact that the defen-
dant was not allowed to be represented by
an attorney, and that a group of Michigan
State College students who tried to attend
the trial wer- refused admission.
When Robert Goy, a graduate of the Uni-
versity and graduate student at Michigan
State College, wrestled his way past the ser-
geant-at-arms into the committee room, he
was told Callahan had ordered that police
be summoned. Why the hearing was not be-
ing guarded by Michigan's famed Red Squad
is a matter of conjecture which could be
answered only by Higher Headquarters.
To paraphrase the recent Italian bon mot:
"While we are throwing the Communists out
the door, the Callahanists are climbing in
at the window."
-Ivan Kelley

Blind Nature Lovers

"HE HOUSE of the Michigan Legislature
has just passed a bill aimed at facilitat-
ing the discovery and arrest of game law
The bill is a simple solution to an old
problem which has long confronted the na-
tion's law enforcement officers.
In fact, it's so simple it's funny someone
didn't think of it before.
Conservation officers have been balked in
their quest of illegal game for a long time.
The main obstacle has been people with the
gall to mouth stupid things like "You can't
search my house or property without a war-
rant, because the Federal Constitution says
So the Conservation officers said, "If
there are silly laws to stop us from doing
our- sworn duty to the state's rabbits and
trout and chicadees, we will make people
sign a pledge in order to buy a game li-
censn. The pledge will say that they waive
all that stupid protection provided in the
Federal Constitution. Any simpleton that
doesn't sign the paper just won't get a
hunting or fishing license."
The governor heard what the Conseriva-
'ion officers wanted. He told the legislators.
Now the legislators are a smart bunch of
men, and besides, there are lots of people

who haven't read the Federal Constitution,
so we can't blame state officials for not hav-
ing done so.
The House drew up a bill which said that
Conservation officers would be permitted to
search cars, boats, equipment and seasonal,
temporary dwellings. Anyone with a game
license must submit to these searches be-
cause they signed a pledge which says they
can't call on the Federal Constitution for
It's the logical answer to the problem.
Of course the part that says police will
have the right to search seasonal homes
would apply to any summer cottage. But
police would never make indiscriminate
use of that to barge through summer
homes at the slightest suspicion or provo-
Nor would they infest Northern Michigan
with road blocks during the hunting season,
so that they could root through each car
and paw over personal belongings. They are
honorable men, these police, all they want
to do is make sure that no one is shooting
sparrows out of season.
After all, the state's flora and fauna are
more important than silly things like per-
sonal liberties.
-Bob Dilworth

Is~rilotionl Agactin
IT SEEMS TO ME that a revival of isola-
tion is taking place in certain circles of
American thinking. The other day I heard
someone say that we couldn't do business
with the Russians because we can't trust
them. I was thinking that one over, and feel-
ing that maybe the fellow had a case, when
it occurred to me that not so long ago we
used to talk in just the same way about the
English. The argument about not trusting
the Russians is rather strong, but the simi-
larity to the way in which we used to talk
about the English is rather striking, too. We
used to get pretty emotional about our Eng-
lish friends, and in some quarters it was not
altogether healthy to be considered "pro-
So you begin to wonder whether some of
our current attitudes are based entirely on
an objective view of events, or whether, even
if only to a small degree, a pattern isn't
For this business of being suspicious of
a great foreign power, and of wanting to
have "nothing to do" with it, is not new in
American life; it is old. During the Twen-
ties and Thirties, for example, any pro-
posal by the rest of the world that we
enter into a system of treaties and alli-
ances with it would have bern hooted
down. One wonders what would happen if
Russia, now, were suddenly to offer a
complete peace, including substantial
It seems to me that would really flutter
the dovecotes. Everybody I've been talking
to in Washington, especially among the high
Republicans, knows exactly what to do in
case the present atmosphere of friction con-
tinues. But most of us are not at all pre-
pared for a sudden ending of that atmos-
phere; an offer of amity would catch us
short. We wouldn't know quite what to do
with such an offer.
And if we were once supicious of, and a
shade hostile toward "nice" nations, with
their hair combed and their ties in place,
is it startling that we should today have
complicated feelings about Russia, the
growly bear? Again, one wonders how much
of our feeling is based on the fact that Rus-
sia has not been a spectacularly good neigh-
bor, and how much of it fits easily into an
old, a familiar pattern?
And in Washington, especially in opposi-
tion circles, you do hear tremendous dia-
tribes, against Teheran and Yalta. Yester-
day's period of agreement with Russia seems
to be regretted more than today's period of
disagreement. This kind of talk is usually
joined with warnings (see above) against
any future agreements. It is generalized
anti-agreement talk, and it does fit into old
modes and old ways.
I do not deny that Russia has been an ex-
tremely difficult party to make agreements
with, but,again, one has a feeling that some
of these attitudes are traditional, that some
of us, at least, find it more comfortable not
to have agreements than to have them.
With Communist Russia as the other party,
of course, these historic fears light up like
neon tubes.
I get the same feeling, about a kind of
revival of isolationism, from the forced
passage, over veto, of the recent tax reduc-
tion bill. It was strange to cut taxes so
deeply, at a time of world crisis, and the
action had that familiar inward-turning
feeling; it seemed connected with ideas
abouit how we ought to do for ourselves,
regardless of what's going on in the world.
The new scheme for building a monster
air force to protect ourselves, while we re-
ject all inflation controls or other inter-
ferences with our private lives, seems not
Maybe we haven't thrown off old patterns

quite as completely as we think we have, and
with Russia as the opponent, of course, the
desire to dust them off and make them do
duty again must become doubly strong.
(Copyright, 1948, New York Post Corporation)
NEST. By Oscar Wilde. Presented by the
Department of Speech.
iT SEEMS to me that the artificial ur-
banity of Wilde's age as he saw it is a
little too distant from the present troubled
times to provide the delightfully startling
punch that his epigrammatic witticisms
once gave. With -this handicap, Play Pro-
duction students have thrown themselves
into the job of capturing the spirit of what
is now a period piece of very superficial.
In this they have succeeded, but one can't
help feeling that each member of the cast
was only riding his lines, with no great
demands put upon him to be convincing.
moving or impressive in any memorable
With this in mind, it is difficult and, in
fact, unnecessary to single out any one per-
formance as being particularly outstanding.
All performances weer all that they could
be, while no complaint can be made of
the settings and costumes, both being color-
ful and attractive in a non-spectacular way.
The continuous chuckles and giggles of
th ,,rn'1ion ttJ * r' to +.n t hP nla mlwll

All Hot Au

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 pm. on
the clay preceding publication (11:00
a.m. Saturdays).
VOL. LVIII, No.' 139
Honor Societies - are reminded
to submit lists of new initiates to
the Office of Student Affairs,
Room 2, University Hall, as soon
as they are available.
Bureau of Appointments andl
Occupational Information, 201
Mason Hall.
Michigan Bell Telephone Com-
pany will have two representatives
here on Monday, Tuesday, and
Wednesday, April 26, 27, and 28,
to interview men for their ac-
counting, commercial, and gen-
eral business training program.
They will also interview women
for positions as service representa-
tives for which no special train-
ing is required, on Tuesday and
The American Sugar Refining
Company will have two repre-
sentatives here on Monday. April
26, to interview chemical and me-
chanical engineers (a few open-
ings also for outstanding electri-
cal engineers) and men for ac-
counting, sales, and industrial re-
Koppers Company, Inc. will
have a representative here on
Monday, April 26, to interview
chemical engineers. They also
have a few openings for Business
Administration and other engi-
The Northern Trust Company,
Chicago, will have a representa-
tive here on Monday, April 26, to
interview Business Administration
men interested in banking.
The Crane Company will have a
representative here on' Tuesday,
April 27, to interview chemical
and mechanical engineers for
sales positions. There are also
openings for juniors in these fields
for summer jobs.
The Liberty Mutual Insurance
Company will have a representa-
tive here on Tuesday, April 27, to
interview men for sales or office
The John Shillito Company will
have a representative here on
Wednesday, April 28, to interview'
men and women for their ad-
vanced training program for 1:-
partment store positions.

Lecture: "The Public and Can-
cer." Dr. Clarence Cook Little, Di-
rector of the Roscoe B. Jackson
Memorial Laboratory, Bar Har-
bor, Maine; auspices of the Wash-
tenaw County Medical Society and
tthe Ann Arbor Branch, American
Cancer Society. 4:15 p.m., Thurs.,
April 22, Rackham Lecture Hall.
University Lecture: Harold C.
Dent, editor of The Educational
Supplement of London Times,
will speak to journalism students
on "British Journalism Today" at
3 p.m., Thurs., April 22, in Room
E, Haven Hall. At the evening lec-
ture, which begins at 7:30 in Kel-
logg Auditorium and to which the
public is invited, Mr. Dent will
speak on "Secondary Education
for All-Britain's Experiment."
Mr. S. I. Hayakawa of Chicago,
Illinois, will give an illustrated
lecture on "The Revision of Vi-
sion" at 4:15 p.m., Thurs., April
22, Architecture Auditorium.
Members of the faculty and stu-
dents are invited.
Sociedad Hispanica will spon-
sor a lecture, "El Hombre en el
Arte del Renacimiento," by sr.
Emiliano Gallo-Ruiz, 8 p.m.,
Thurs., April 22, Room D, Alum-
ni Memorial Hall.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for
Franklin Buckley Shull, Physics;
thesis: "The Design of a Magnetic
Double-Focussing Beta Ray Spec-
trometer and the Beta Spectra of
Europium and Tungsten," at 2
p.m., Fri., April 23, West Council
Room, Rackham Bldg.
Administrative Law: Political Sci-
ence 178 will meet in Room C,
Haven Hall, Fri., April 23, instead
of the usual meeting place.
Astronomical Colloquium: 4
p.m., Fri., April 23, Observatory.
Miss E. Ruth Hedeman will speak
on the subject "The Motions of
Solar Prominences."
Orientation Scminar: 1 p.m.,
Thurs., April 22, Room 3001, An-
gell Hall. Mr. Dzien will discuss
scme Difficulties in the Applica-
tion of Mathematics to Economics.
Quantitative Arnarsis Incom-
pletes: A limited number of labor-
atory desks are now available for
students possessing incompletes
in their course work. Secure desk
assiwnments in Room 328, Chem-
istry Building, Thurs., 2-4 p.m., or



The Daily accords its readers the
privilege of submitting letters for
publication in this column. Sbect
to space limitations, the general pl-
icy is to publish in the order in which
they are received all letters hearing
the writer's signatur and address.
Letters exceeding 300 words, repeti-
tious letters and letters of a defarna-
tory character or such letters which
for any other reason are not in good
taste will not be pulished. The
editors reserve the privilege. ofi'cn-
densing letters.
Tcfnnis Opinions
To the Editor:
SO WE'RE paying twenty-five
cents an hour in order to pro-
vide a salary for the attendant
whose job is to collect the twenty-
five cents. This brand of circular
reasoning is a little too much for
the overtaxed brains of students
who only want a little outdoor
recreation to balance the strain of
mental exertion. There's a very
simple solution, Mr. Crisler. Try
dismissing the attendant who
takes our quarters. Then there
won't be anyone for us to give
them to and we'll all be happy.
As far as the more practical
question of people hogging the
courts is concerned, the only ones
who do that are the tennis classes,
which are on the courts until after
five every afternoon: the only
time people not in the classes can
play is in the morning or after
five. At those hours, there are not
a great many people who can play,
and the competition for the courts
that you are so worried about sim-
ply doesn't exist . . .On weekends,
the problem of court-hoggers can
be solved by having people reserve
courts for an hour at a time. I'm
certain that volunteers would agree
to supervise and prevent violations
of that hour limit, or if not, a
hired attendant could be employed
on weekends. But certainly the
cost of paying his wage would not
amount to enough to collect a
quarter from every person playing
-Gloria Bendet
* * *
To whom or what body do we
apply for the position of toll-taker
at the Palmer Field tennis courts?
After making a hasty calcula-
tion, we have decided that this job
is indeed remunerative. Working
from the athletic administiation's
assumption that all of the courts
will be in demand, the amount
taken in "to help pay for the sal-
ary of the attendants who take
care of the new system" would be
a cool $16 per hour-for sixteen
sets of doubles. For singles it would
be eight.
-Carlene Friedley
Jean Richards
Margaret Walter
They may speak of Miami Beach
as being high priced, but the usage
of tennis courts (clay) at the Ro-
ney Plaza Hotel, where rooms are
over $30 per day is less expensive
than "our" (?) asphalt courts at
the University of Michigan.
-Michael B. Meyers
The same problem exists on
the playgrounds of the City of De-
troit. There they simply issue hour
permits without any fee. First
come, first serve is the rule. After
the first hour is up, the permit is
not renewed if there are others
waiting ...
-John Baker
* * *
If, as Mr. Crisler says, this
fee is for the benefit of the stu-
dents, he should be anxious to see
the results of a student poll on the
question . . . If such a poll showed
that the student body does not

consider the fees to be a benefit
to them, the University would be
obligated to ieverse their decision
since the only reason offered for
the imposition of fees by Mr. Cris-
ler would no longer be substanti-
ated. --Howard M. Berger
I reply to Mr. Cri'sler's
statement that other colleges use
this system-it has always been
impressed upon us that Michigan
is supposed to be the leader and
not the follower.
-Mike Ulpert
Sidney Zilbers
* * *
Tennis is the one sport that I
. .. and quite a few of my fellow
students, look forward to in the
springtime. Now we find that the
University has gone "commercial"
and we can't afford their price of
25 cents an hour . . . We have
never heard of any school charg-
ing for the use of a hard surface
court . . . why does the U. of M.?
-Mable White

YSELF and my colleagues, all
enlisted men i the Army in
the last war. are interested in
membership in the "New World
Army" mentioned in Sunday's
Daily. However we should like to
know if we would be given a com-
mission and further would like to
request more information con-
cerning pay scales, the location of
the nearest officers club, the pos-
sibilities as to duty in Rio de Jan-
eiro or Manhattan Island, and
other such matters so essential to
those contemplating entering a
military organization.
-Richard Bronston, '49L
and seven others.
ve e*
To the Editor:
I HOPE MY fellow students will
not miss a delightful and heart-
warming story of young love sim-
ply because Gloria Hunter dislikes
the motion picture version of
"The Voice of the Turtle."
I think. Miss Hunter's state-
ment that the story has lost most
of its sparkle and humor is belied
by the roars of happy and ap-
preciative laughter that pour from
the audience at every perform-
ance. I seldom have encountered
a more enthusiastic audience. The
quality that Gloria Hunter so cas-
ually dismisses as naivete is Miss
Eleanor Parker's brilliant and dis-
cerning portrayal of phobias,
compulsions, and anxiety. Miss
Parker may be annoying to Gloria
Hunter, but my friends and I can
contemplate few experiences more
blissful than marriage to a girl
like the one portrayed by Miss
Parker, (or to Miss Parker, her-
I saw the stage version of "The
Voice of the Turtle" twice; I en-
joyed it very much, but I enjoyed
the motion picture even more.
Please see the picture and judge
for yourself.
-Robert A. Rosenblum.
PARTITION has never had even
the appearance of a perfect
solution for Palestine. It .violates
the basic economic unity of Pales-
tine. It revives nationalism in a
world already too troubled by that
vicious doctrine. But at least par-
tition was practicable. At least
it served the ends of logic and jus-
tice. At least it had the virtue of
permanence and the promise of
possible evolution to a better plan.
The General Assembly had en-
dorsed it. The Jewish Agency had
accepted it. Only the blustering
Arabian League had protested.
-St. Louis Star-Times.
Fifty-Eighth Year

If Amy Pi'efervnces
To the Editor:




Coal Operators in Contempt

ment of contempt
John L. Lewis had a

19.-The re-enact-
proceedings against
faint comic opera

It savored a little of a ludicrous cere-
monial observance-the same judge, the
same defendant, the same charge, the well-
remembered dim courtroom with brown
panelled walls. Only a few differences dis-
tinguished the 1948 scene from that of a
week in December a year and a half ago:
seating arrangements for the press were more
At Kellogg Auditorium
THE GOOD EARTH, with Paul Muni,
Luise Rainer and Walter Connolly. Direct-
ed by Sidney Franklin.
Good Earth," the film that is opening
at Kellogg Auditorium tonight, seemed
rather more dike a documentary on the
Orient than a dramatic production and,
looking back on it now, these seem to have
been its best moments. As a social com-
mentary on Chinese morals and culture,
the film is probably on a shelf by itself,
compelling and unusual.
Technically, the film is also .an impres-
sive item, containing several scenes of epic
dimensions. There was, for instance, a high-
ly effective storm scene, revealing the hero-
ism of men and women against the ele-
ments. Again, there was the climactic scene
in which the year's harvest was shown im-
perilled by an unbelievable swarm of lo-
The dramatic aspects of the film, how-
ever, struck me as being somewhat less
successful. The theme, which was a hymn
to fecundity, was executed forcefully enough
by the accomplished cast, but the broad
irony which Pearl S. Buck injected into her
narrative brought it perilously close to sheer
melodrama. It was as if the writer had not
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efficient, reporters were fortified against the
almost inaudible mumblings of Judge Golds-
borough by a new public address system,
John Sonnett was replaced as chief govern-
ment lawyer by Assistant Attorney-General
Graham Morison, and one of the defense
lawyers, A.F.L. general counsel Joseph Pad-
way, had died in the interim.
The comic opera aspect fades, however,
and is replaced by a sharp irony when you
reflect how miserably the judicial pro-
ceedings fail to get to the bottom of the
illness afflicting the coal industry. It is
the tragedy of the miners that their force-
ful leader, despite his remarkable success
in securing economic gains for them from
the reluctant operators, is an extreme
opportunist whose headline-snatching an-
tics have helped to distract the public eye
from a real awareness of the 'coal diggers'
Convicting Lewis of contempt of court
once, twice, or a dozen times, only serves to
bolster the arrogance of the handful of
bankers and industrial giants who control
the mines. Regardless of the particular tac-
tics Lewis has employed, the underlying
cause of the continual unrest in the industry
is the cavalier, greedy attitude of the mine
owners and their refusal to concern them-
selves with the welfare of men engaged in
one of the most gruelling, unpleasant and
unhealthy occupations in the country. -
When the miners strike, the government
becomes indignant and rushes into court.
But how much indignation was stirred up
in the long eight-months of intermittent
negotiations over terms of the miners' pen-
sion plan-the issue which led to the strike
-when the owners refused to make any sub-
stantial compromises? If anyone thinks the
miners' position on the pension. plan might
have been unreasonable, he has only to re-
member that the final settlement, formu-
lated by the very conservative Republican
enator Bridges of New Hampshire, has never
been accepted by the mine owners. It has
gone into effect only because the operators
were outvoted on the three-man pension
trustee board.
John L. Lewis was in contempt of court.
But the nation's coal operators have long
been niiltv of a more serinus enntemnt.

For complete information and Fri., 10-11 a.m.
appointments with these com- Seminar in Applied Mathe-
panies, call at the Bureau of Ap- matics: 4 p.m., Thurs., April 22,
pointments. Room 274, W. Engineering Bldg.
The State University of Iowa Mr. C. L. Perry will speak on
has a number of teaching posi- "Polyanalytic Functions" and
tions and fellowships open for the Prof. N. Coburn will speak on "A
year 1948-49 in the following Special Case of Non-Steady Fluid
fields: Industrial Arts - Coach; Flow."
Commerce; English; Foreign Lan-
guages, French major;'Mathe- Concerts
matics; Instrumental Music; Vo-
cal Music; Science, Physics or Carillon Recital: 7:15 p.m.,
Chemistry major; Social Studies Thurs,, April 22, Prof. Percival
with one or more years of experi- Price. The program is the second
ence; Librarian, one or more years in the spring series, and will in-
of experience; and Home Eco- lude Selections from "Die Zau-
nomics with Masters degree and berfloete" by Mozart, arranged for
at least two years of experience. carillon by Professor Price, and his
For further information, call2at own compositions for carillon,
the Bureau of Appointments, 201 Fantasy 6, Andante 7, and Varia-
Mason Hall. tions on a chime tune 'by Sibelius.

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Well, Mama, if you're sure
if wan't arnabv's Fairv

( Tell her Gus the Ghost and
the Sandman are here too-

' Oh, it's only that old
invisible Leorechaun-

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