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ftpflaMcAn S APRILf7.7,.1948
Your Vote Counts
TODAY YOU GET ANOTHER chance to
let the University administration know
you are backing up student government.
All it takes is a few minutes at a polling
Some of you have tried to learn some-
thing about the candidates for Student Leg-
iblature. Certainly there have been greater
opportunities during this ele'ction campaign
than ever before. Someone vitally inter-
ested in the Legislature could have read the
candidates' statements in The Daily, seen
their pictures on the Diag and met them
at a special tea. Today he can find out
their views on some important student is-
sues on page 5 of The Daily.
But even if you're "not that eager," you
can do a lot for student government mere-
ly by voting today for students you think
would make good legislators. Probably you
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily.
ire written by members of The Daily stafff
and represent the views of the writers only.
know some of them, or have heard of them
In case you are one of those who wonder
what good the Legislature is anyway, here's
From time to time during the year some
University policy or ruling goes contrary
to the best interests of the students. We
need only look at the liquor policy and
the political speaker ban. In general Uni-
versity officials are glad to discuss the
student complaints, but that's about all. Not
until there is an effective, fairly unified,
and representative student group pushing
action on student problems, will most Uni-
versity administrators pay attention.
There are exceptions.
During the past year, the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs, under the leadership of Dean
Erich A. Walter, has demonstrated an un-
precedented confidence in the ability of
students to govern themselves and solve
their own problems. Unfortunately th'is con-
fidence in the intelligence of students has
not gone any higher in the administration.
It won't go any further until there are
votes to back it up.
NIGHT EDITOR: NAOMI STERN
rTHE OTHER DAY a couple of dance com-
mittee chairmen gave a Daily reporter
a rough going over in the letters column.
It seems that these people were incrnsed
about a recent story declaring that their
dances didn't fare so well financially. Ev-
erybody that attended the affairs had a
"good time" they say, and this somehow
makes a liar out of a Daily reporter who
wrote that the dances might lose money.
However that's neither here nor there.
But it does give me a chance to explain
the basic function of a newspaper-be it
professional or collegiate. I have always
operated =on the premise that a newspaper
is set up to print news.
Of course each editor has his own opinion
of exactly what news is. For the tabloids
anything remotely connected with the less
savory elements of life is news. But, for the
vast majority of newspapers, stories are
judged not only on their news value, but
also on certain requirements of good taste.
The Daily patterns itself after this vast
majority with certain reservations. Nat-
urally younger editors are going to be
somewhat more idealistic than their cyni-
cal brethren on the professional papers.
This leads to an even closer examination
of news stories for values of good taste.
Take this dance story for example. Is it
news when two giant dances held on the
same week-end totter on the financial
brink? Well let's see. Most campus dances
have a comfortable financial margin. These
two did not.
It's particularly bad in this case because
both sponsoring organizations count on
revenue from these events to finance worthy
projects. Hardest hit by the financial fiasco
may be the Michigan Technic, excellent en-
gineering school magazine which is sub-
sidized by Slide Rule Ball proceeds.
That is news-and deserves to be print-
ed. Of course it is going to step on some-
one's toes-but the truth often hurts.
The same reporter involved in the dance
story was mainly responsible for the re-
search work which broke up the illicit traf-
fic in basketball tickets several months ago.
That one hurt the people involved too. But
it resulted in a revamped ticket system to
prevent a recurrence of the same scandal.
Perhaps a disclosure of financial difficul-
ties encountered in scheduling two dances
A FINE ITALIAN BOOT!
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Union Reservation Policy
Letters to the Editor...
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
(Continued from ;'age 2)
STUDENT organizations found another
possible rock in their paths last week
when the Union put into effect a new sys-
tem of room reservations.
Previous to last week, third floor meet-
ing rooms were assigned to the various
groups applying for them on a "first come,
first serve" basis. Now, however, two of the
choicest rooms with seating capacities of 65
and 90 people are deserved for possible non-
student banquets until 24 hours before the
room is scheduled for use. If at this time, no
non-student organization has requested the
rooms, student groups may use them.
Of all the rooms available for student
use, only two have a greater capacity
than 90 and four have a capacity of
60 or 65. (This does not include the ball-
room facilities on the second floor, which
are available only for large events.)
All this boils down to the fact that stud-
ent use of these two rooms is pretty well
ruled out-few groups can meet at 24 hour
notice. Therefore, whenever demands for
meeting rooms are high, there is a good
chance that some student groups will not be
able to meet "because of the possibility that
some non-student group may request a
room for a banquet."
These two rooms are not to be used ex-
cept in case of shortage of space in other
banquet rooms, so while they are held in
reserve, their use is denied students.
Perhaps it is easy to understand the
Union's policy here, since banquets pay
while students do not, and the Union
must run on a sound financial basis. But
even if the Union is not entirely for stud-
ent use, why shouldn't students have at
least the same opportunity for use of its
facilities that non-students have in res-
pect to these rooms?
Why not allow the use of these meeting
rooms to the first group that applies,-
rather than hold them for possible use of
non-students, when there is a great de-
mand for them by students.
MATTER OF FACT:
on the same week-end
tition of that mistake.
will prevent a repe-
By SAMUEL GRAFTON
NOW THAT we've won in Italy, and now
that a week has elapsed for cool reflec-
tion, it is time to go into the question of
what we've won. What have we won?
We in America tend, I think, to take too
much of a sporting contest view of such
foreign political crises as the Italian elec-
tion. The election is finished, we've won,
the score is up there for everybody to see,
the referee has blown his whistle, the
Only, in politics, the game is never
over. A new one starts as the old one
ends, or, rather, they overlap; the last
play in the old is the first play in the
new. You get no breathers. All you ever
win is the right to stay in the game. We
have won time, and we have won the
right to help put Italy in a sound, self-
sustaining economic position. It is a little
bit like winning the right to carry a hun-
dred pounds up a steep hill on a hot day.
And the new game that now begins in
Italy is the kind that doesn't make the
headlines, though it does make history. I
don't know if we are even going to follow
it very closely, for we do have to some de-
gree the habit of being entranced by elec-
tions, and bored by trends.
The new game will be played out in a
country which has 2,000,000 unemployed,
including many of the partisans who
are men of a certain temper and un-
patience. It is a country which has a
throbbing inflation, and perhaps the
largest class of landless peasants in Eur-
ope. We have won the right to help the de
Gasperi government to correct these
conditions. That was indeed worth win-
ning, we needed to win it, but it isn't ex-
actly one of the biggest jackpots of all
YET it will be hard to resist the tempta-
tion to treat the victory as a jackpot. It
is human to overestimate triumphs; in pol-
itics it is almost impossible not to. There
are some in De Gasperi's ranks who seem to
feel, in the flush of victory, that this was
the final battle, and that the Communists
have lost irrevocably. But a Christian Sci-
ence Monitor compilation shows that the
left wing parties actually gained 400,000
votes as compared with two years ago, go-
ing from 9,500,000 to 9,900,000 with most of
the increase going to the Communists.
There will be a temptation to treat what,
historically, may turn out to have been a
skirmish, as if it were a Waterloo.
And there will be a temptation for the de
Gasperi government to move to the right
in order, to hold the left down, to try by
legal moves to turn the skirmish into a
Waterloo. This temptation will be hard to
resist; it will be hard for the government,
in the enthusiasm of victory, not to proceed
against an annoying strike, say, not to
make its judgments on a scale of political
orthodoxy, rather than one of needs and
pressures. There will be subtler tempta-
tions, too; it will be hard to push lald re-
form against landholders who, after all.
may have helped in the election victory; it,
will be hard to push tax reforms which
might injure those who also aided. There
will be a temptation, then, to try to over-
come the Communists without solving the
problems. And it will be our duty to counsel
basic reform, or face the opposition's ac-
cusation what where we win there, for some
reason,-life is not beautiful.
This job is what we won when we turned
to each other before our radio speakers,
and said: "We won!" We thought at that
moment, perhaps, too much in terms of
what the victory meant to us outside,
rather than in terms of a dynamic con-
nection with the whole Italian people, to
whom our loyalty must lie if we are to be
of consequence in this world.
(Copyright, 1948, New York Post Corporation)
WEALTHIER STATES have sometimes
opposed federal aid to education be-
cause it would force them to help pay for
schools in poorer states. As a result of in-
equality of educational opportunity, the
wealthier states paid relatively more for
the war in terms of service and lives of their
young men than the poorer states paid.
World War II was a scientific and tech-
At the State .. .
"KILLER McCOY," with Mickey Rooney,
Ann Blyth. This is a perfectly peachy pic-
ture for anyone that likes prizefights, but
even then I would recommend the newsreels
so as to escape the "drama" mashed up with
the fight reels. Mickey Rooney, now that
he has outgrown his Andy Hardy britches,
is cast as Killer McCoy, an up and punch-
ing young fighter. Through his ham actor
father he gets involved with bookie Brian
Donlevy and the dull circle is rounded out
by Brian having a lovely young daughter
whom he does not want tainted by prize-
fighters. But daughter meets fighter, fighter
likes daughter, father's betting intrigues
get all fouled up, and oh my, such fighting
does go on. Miss Blyth is sweet and pretty
even if she can't act, most of the crucial
moments look like poses for coming attrac-
tions, and Mickey Rooney as an actor
should have stayed with Andy Hardy. Other
than that, as I said, why not go to the
newsreel to see a good prizefight.
* * * *
At the Mlic higE'aIf .. .
TYCOON, John Wayne, Laraine Day
THE SETTING of this color strip is some-
where in South America where John
Wayne, crack engineer, is trying to build a
railroad through a mountain. But before the
railroad, the tunnel must be dug, and this
turns out to be a rough project-even for
an engineer. Previous to this, John has
gotten himself entangled with the head
stockholder's daughter, whose name needs
no mention. She gives John the glad eye
in the initial scene-he likes it-but her
father doesn't, so pa gives the engineers
a hard time with their hole-digging.
From that point the picture takes on a
more morbid flavor-at the regular intervals
the danger whistle blows, letting us know
that the mountain has caved in again, the
question being who is trapped this time?
John Wayne is as slow, big, and rugged-
looking as ever, and he fits his part to a
tee, but Laraine Day, judging from her per-
formance, did better for herself when she
was Dr. Kildare's nurse.
There are a few laughs sprinkled through-
out the scenes, and although it won't win
any awards, it's entertainment, I guess.
CALMLY, deliberately the Congress mulls
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preme Court of New Jersey. Sec-
ond Lecture: "Taking Inventor3
(continued)-Law in Acttion, Laws
in the Law Schools," 4:15 p.m.
Tues., April 27, Rackham Amphi-
theatre. Third Lecture: "The Ex-
pansion of Substantive Law," 4:15
p.m., Wed., April 28, Rackham
Lecture: Mr. Jerry Voorhis, Ex-
ecutive Secretary, The Co-oper-
ative League of the U.S.A., wil]
lecture on the subject: "Trends
in Co-operative Organization of
American Business" at 3 p.m.,
Tues., April 27, Rackham Lecture
Hall; auspices of the School of
Business Administration. The
public is invited.
Lecture: Mr. Jerry Voorhis, Ex-
ecutive Secretary, Cooperative
League of the U.S.A., will speak
informally to the Economics Club
at 7:45 p.m., Tues., April 27, Rack-
ham Assembly Hall; auspices of
the Department of Economics.
The public is invited.
University Lecture: Mr. Juan
D. Curet, Assistant Professor of
Chemistry, University of Puerto
Rico, will speak on the subject,
"Puerto Rico: an Unsolved Prob-
lem." 8:00 p.m..'Tues., April 27,
Rackham Amphitheatre; auspices
of the International Center and
the Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity.
The public is invited.
University Lecture: Dr. A. Er-
ling Porsild, Chief Botanist, Na-
tional Museum of Canada, Ot-
tawa, Ontario, will speak on the
subject "Plant Life in the Arctic"
(illustrated), at 4:15 p.m., Wed.,
April 28, Kellogg Auditorium; aus-
pices of the Department of Botany
and the University Herbarium.
The public is invited.
University Lecture: Dr. August
Krogh, former Professor at the
University of Copenhagen, will
lecture on the subject "The Work
of Frisch on the Language of the
Bees" at 8 p.m., Wed., April 28,
Rackham Amphitheatre; auspices
of the Museum of Zoology. The
public is invited.
Doctoral Examination for Joan
Usher Longhurst, Psychology; the-
sis: "Effect of Brain Injury to the
Rat in Seizures Produced During
Auditory Stimulation," Tues., Ap-
ril 27, East Council Room, Rack-
ham Bldg., 7:30 p.m. Chairman,
N. R. F. Maier.
Graduate Students in English:
The preliminary examination in
English literature for the degree
of Doctor of Philosophy- will be
given this spring according to the
following schedule: May 5, Amer-
ican Literature; May 8, English
Literature, 1700-1900; May 12,
English Literature, 1500-1700;
May 15, English Literature, Be-
ginnings to 1500.
Chemistry 256 will hold a meet-
ing at 9 p.m., Tues., April 27,
Room 151, Chemistry Bldg.
Engineering Mechanics Semi-
nar: 4 p.m., Wed., April 28,
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Mathematics Colloquium: 4
p.m., April 27, Room 3201, Angell
Hall. Prof. E. H. Rothe will speak
on Weak Topology and Non-Lin-
ear Integral Equations.
Symposium Semantics: Th eir
Implication for Social Science, by
Clarence L. Meader, Professor
Emeritus of General Linguistics,
University of Michigan, 4 p.m.,
April 29, East Conference Room,
Rackham Bldg. Sponsored by Al-
pha Kappa Delta. The public is
..Student Recital: Jacqueline
Rosenblatt, Pianist, will play com-
positions by Bach, Schumann,
Ravel, and Chopin, at 8:30 p.m.,
Wed., April 28, Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre, in partial fulfill-
ment of the requirements for the
degree of Bachelor of Music.
Miss Rosenblatt is a pupil of Helen
Titus, and her recital is open to
the general public.
Museum of Art, Alumni Memo-
rial Hall: Prints by Lovis Corinth
and Creative Design and the Con-
sumer, Container Corporation of
America. Through May 16. Tues-
days through Saturdays 10-12 and
2-5; Wednesday evenings 7-9;
Sundays 2-5. The public is in-
Museums Building rotunda, Chi-
nese Porcelain-Cellhdon and Blue
and White Wares. Through April
College of Architecture and De-
sign: First Floor Exhibition Cor-
ridor until May 1; Photographs
and Drawings of the Work of
Bruce Goff, Architect. Auditorium
Foyer, First floor, Architecture
Bldg., Student Work in Design and
The Daily accords its readers the
privilege of submitting letters for
publication in this column. Subject
to space limitations, the general pl-
icy is to publish in the order in which
they are received11 letters bearing
the writer's signature and address.
Letters exceeding :3o words, repeti-
tious letters and 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-
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Doflot lars BIc(wI r unI 1
To the Editor:
" 11HEPOLITICAL ANTIDOTE
to Communism is effective
This statement holds the key to
both the foreign and domestic
platforms of SupremedCourt Jus-
tice William O. Douglas, the man
who is currently being 'boomed'
throughout the country for the
Democratic Presidential nomina-
"Our foreign policy," Mr. Doug-
las says, "must be designed to
promote liberal, humanitarian
programs for the masses of the
people of the world . . . We must
support those who represent dem-
ocratic values in the various coun-
tries and who have practical pro-
gramns for political action." For,
he continues,"'however necessary
military aid may be, the real vic-
tory over Communism will be won
in the rice fields rather than in
the battle fields."
In addition, Justice Douglas is
the only major candidate who has
recently gone on record favoring
a limited world government to
preserve world peace.
Ever since 1939 when he became
the second youngest member ever
to be appointed to the Supreme
Court (he's just over 50 now),
Bill Douglas along with Justices
Murphy and Black has been a
strong and able defender of the
civil rights of minorities.
As chairman of the Securities
Exchange Commission from 1937-
39, he was a vigorous champion of
the small stockholders in opposi-
tion to the giant financial inter-
In Tuesday's campus election
when students indicate their pres-
idential choice, we urge them to
vote for Bill Douglas. We would
like to add that a vote for Douglas
is not a "protest vote" but a vote
to nominate the best man on the
presidential ticket and to get him
Student Committee for
To the Editor:
IN THIS DAY and age when the
majority of people seem to c
criticizing everything and every-
one it seems timely that some-
thing should be right!
As advisors to the Michigras we
wish to recognize the outstanding
cooperativeness which marked
this venture. The students, fac-
ulty, Athletic Department, Plant
Department, townspeople, mer-
chants, and City Departments
worked together in such a con-
structive manner that success
could be the only outcome. We
also feel that the many commit-
tee members and volunteer work-
ers set the pace by giving so gen-
erously of their time and efforts.
It was a fine example of commun-
The Michigras is over. It was
successful. We enjoyed working on
such an excellent student project.
-Marie D. Hartwig.
Walter B. Rea.
To the Editor:-
JHE ATHLETIC department's
new tennis policy is now tak-
ing on asinine proportions. Who
said you can beat the notorious
taxation by staggering through
the six a.m. fog to Palmer Field?
Without our watches on (we
don't wear them while playing),,
without those little periodic re-
minders from Burton, and because
there obviously was no attendant
at the toll gate to inform us that
the Palmer Field Branch Bank
was now open, we finished our
last set. Sensing that it was past
seven-thirty by the appearance of
the first sleepy eyed coeds, we
prepared to leave unmolested,
BUT, WE SHOULD LIVE SO
LONG. The attendant turned out
to be none other than the Joe
College who had been putting on
the green. This green is strictly
for womens' use, we thought; (see
the frustrated letter to the editor
by James R. Minner who seems
to have been the victim of a fluc-
tuating putting green policy.)
MANUEL A. ROXAS, the late
president of the Philippine
Republic, was a figure controver-
sial enough to win the simultane-
ous favor of General Douglas
MacArthur and General Tomo-
yuki Yamashita, Japanese com-
mander-in-chief in the Philip-
Why is the athletic department
making tennis at Michigan a lux-,
ury to solve the crow'd problem in.-
stead of a "Sport for all" game?
How long will taxation without
representation be enforced? We
feel that if an honor code of an
hour per court cannot be main-
tained, then attendants should be
paid to enforce such a rule dur-
ing rush hours by no charge to the
student players. If collecting
quarters at eighlt a.m. with fifteen
empty courts standing by is sup-
posed to benefit the University
student, we fail to see it.
-William W. Wells.
Hlays F. Griffin.
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Pro gr'ssive's Recor(I
To the Editor:
THE CHARGE that the Progres-
sive Party is insuringthe
election of Republicans by
running candidates against
staunch Democratic liberals does
not bear up under close examina-
Strategic decisions in each case
are made by local party organiza-
tions. Support of the Marshall
Plan does not necessarily disqual-
ify a candidate, although it is an
important factor. For example, in
California, the Wallaceites are
supporting Congress-woman Hel-
en Gahagan Douglas, whose rec-
ord as a liberal is indisputable
(she voted for the Marshall Plan.)
The Brooks - Douglas case in
Chicago is most often cited to
prove the ruthlessness of the Pro-
gressives. Without attempting to
evaluate the Illinois Progressive
Party's decision, we may note
their statement that Douglas, in
addition to supporting the bi-par-
tisan foreign policy, has spoken
before certain groups of business-
men favoring "certain parts of the
Taft-Hartley Act." We may also
note that Chicago is a Wallace
stronghold in which the Progres-
sives expect to win against Re-
publican Curley Brooks.
Those liberals who have not
yet recognized the Progressive
Party as one o'f the major parties
would do well to climb from their
cloud and try circulating a Wal-
lace petition. They would find
that workers and farmers are
more concerned about - the high
cost of groceries than about being
5:45 WPAG-The German
ries-Prof. Otto Graf and
Annual French Play: Le Cercle
Francais will present "LesCor-
beaux," a comedy in four acts by
Henry Becque, 8 p.m., Iydia Men-
delssohn Theatre. Tickets on sale
at the box office from 2 to 8 p.m.
Free admission to members of the
club (except tax) upon presenta-
tion of their membership cards,
Ushers for French Play: Meet
at Lydia Mendelssohn tonight at
7:15. Formal dresses.
Mr. Arne Kildal, Chief of Li-
brary Services for. the Norwegian
National Government will give an
address on Norwegian library de-
velopment after the war, to stu-
dents in Library Science, at 10
a.m., Room 110, Library.
All students of the School of
Business Administration inter-
ested in developing more active
student use of the social and aca-
demic facilities to be provided by
the new Business Administration
building are invited to attend a
meeting at 7:30 p.m., Room 2,
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From the pages of The Daily:
50 YEARS AGO TODAY:
War fever struck the University and the
Board of Regents decided that any senior
student who enlisted in the United States
service should ,receive his diploma in June as
if he had completed his course.
40 YEARS AGO TODAY:
After some debate, the County Fair com-
mittee announced that no coeds on proba-
tion would be eligible for their "prettiest
girl on campus" contest.
20 YEARS AGO TODAY:
Michigan's 33 delegates to the national
Republican convention v ere directed to
"vote for Herbert Hoover as long as he is
Room 101, W. Engineering Bldg Tappan Hall.
Mr. Paul F. Chenea will discuss Tapa__l.
some simple methods of obtaining Sigma Rho- Tau, Engineering
the first non-linear approxima- Stump Speakers' Society: 7 p.m.,
tion to the natural frequency of a Michigan Union. Impromptu
system of one degree of freedom. Contest Finals, Raconteur Con-
test Preliminaries, and Circle
Mr. Seager's classes, English 88. Training.
will not meet this week. (Continued on Page 6)
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