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TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1948

what You Can Do

NOW THAT THE significance of the
Phoenix Project has been somewhat
absorbed, most students want to know what
they can do to help.
The project's founders have answered
that there is plenty to do, both now and
during the big fall drive.
When the administrators of the new
atomic research project are selected, stu-
dent chairmen will be among them. Stu-
dents will participate in every phase of
the fund raising drive and the organiza-
tion of the Phoenix Project.
So one thing you can do, is watch for
announcement of student fund drive chair-
man, and then offer to help them in their
* * *
The drive to obtain backing from the
whole country is just beginning. What this
idea needs is to be talked up, discussed,
written about to everyone, until the phrase
"Phoenix Project" is more familiar than
"atom bomb."
Papert all over the country are beginning
to hear about The Project but to obtain the
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
wre written by members of The Daily stafff
and represent the views of the writers only.

funds and support that are nneded, some
push is required from you.
So write your hometown paper, en-
closing a copy of the special edition of
The Daily, and urging comment from
them to arouse support. Copies of the
special edition can be obtained at The
Daily offices or in the Office of Student
And if you don't know exactly how to
explain the project, Dean Erich A. Walter in
the Office of Student Affairs has prepared
an outline of the most important Phoenix
facts, which you can use.
** *
NEXT FALL, there will be contests for
architectural plans, posters, speakers
and essay writers, in which students will
compete. But that will be part of the big
drive. Right now is the all-important war-
up period, when we must prove just how
big this project is.
We, here, realize the importance of this
constructive approach to atomic energy;
we can feel proud that it will be built here
in Ann Arbor. But people all- over the
country, who dof not have this personal
feeling must also realize their stake in
the project.
This is your real job now: to see that
everyone knows that coordinated peacetime
research on the atom bomb is no longer
a vague goal, but that it means something
real rising in Ann Arbor.
-Harriett Friedman.

4Zarichny Case

convene the trial of James Zarichny,
24 year old math major at Michigan State
College, Thursday. The charge is "con-
tempt" for refusing to answer the question:
"Are you a member of the Communist Party
or do you believe in the theories of Lenin?"
Zarichny had made the terrible mis-
take of joining AYD, a minority organi-
zation supported by the Communists. And
worse yet, the Callahanists (pocket-size
edition of the Thomas Committee) had
caught him!
The case, now being conducted by a free
and "democratically elected Senate, is just
one step in the systematic extinction of mi-
nority opinion by the reactionary elements
of our government in the face of stiff inter-
national pressure. Confronted with an un-
democratic Russia and the need to keep
ourselves strong, the weak and confused
Callahanists and Thomases are tearing
down the essence of our power: Freedom;
jeopardizing the value of all minority
thought and opinion.

The late Prof. Cooley, long associated
with the University, summed up the value
of the minority opinion this way:
"Extreme views exist-they are part of
external reality and as such must be taken
account of. Public opinion cannot deal ef-
fectively with the problems raised by Com-
munism unless the public knows something
about Communism as a force in the world.
"They may make important contribu-
tions to the view that ultimately pre-
vails. Das Kapital, for example, not only
forced oxthodox economists to reexamine
their own position but it also forced them
to recognize the role of social classes in
economic matters and to reappraise the
role of labor organization.
"Their expression forces the defenders of
less extreme views to justify their own opin-
ions. Marxism forced the orthodox econ-
omists to reexamine their own theories in
the light of Marxian criticism.
They may be right. After all, the world
did turn out to be round."
-Craig H. Wilson.

City Editor's
TODAY A NEW staff takes over operation
of The Daily.
Your paper may look about the same
this morning, but it represents more than
the usual amount of hard work and per-
spiration that goes into each issue. Virtually
every member of the staff has moved into
a new job and is wrestling with the prob-
lems of that job.
Our newest writers, erstwhile tryouts
who have been mastering the fundamen-
tals of writing and desk work for the past
few months, yesterday were turned loose
on "beats." Most of the routine stories
which appear in The Daily will be the
product of this staff.
The major news stories, and the actual
editing of each issue will be in the hands
of our newly appointed Junior Staff. This
group of 14 writers and editors do the
makeup and cover the biggest "newsbreaks"
of each day. They handle the flow of Asso-
ciated Press news and determine where
the various stories shall be placed in each
Daily issue.
The same type of changeover has been
made on the Sports, Women's and Business
staffs of The Daily.
The top jobs in the paper also have
changed hands. New associate editors are
in charge of training the various under-
staffs and handling special features and
picture pages. This writer will remain in
charge of assigning all news stories for the
paper, but a new staffer takes over edi-
torial page reins.
Overseeing the entire operation as co-
ordinator and policy maker is the new
managing editor who receives the brick-
bats and bouquets thrown The Daily's
way. ,
With this kind of a mass change-over
taking place at the end of each year, read-
ers might expect to see The Daily taking
on a "new look." The tone of individual
editorials may change, but in the aggregate
the editorial page will be unchanged because
editorials are contributed by the entire
On the news side The Daily will con-
tinue to objectively report all the news
that can be uncovered. The influx of new
blood to the writing staff will serve as an
incentive to old staffers.
Striving to maintain the high standards
set by former Daily editors, new senior
staffers will bend all their efforts toward
keeping this newspaper one of the best
among collegiate dailies.
To enable us to do this job we hope that
The Daily will continue to attract able and
alert minds among the student body during
its semi-annual call for tryouts.
-Dick Maloy.
Current Movies
At the Michigart.. .
Gregory Pack and Dorothy McGuire
11HE BATTLE against anti-semitism is
the crusade here, and Gregory Peck its
very able banner bearer, taking up his type-
writer and putting himself into the "I" of
his magazine article "I Was Jewish for Six

Months." Such an assignment is necessarily
far more than a nine to five job, and from
the article's birth pangs to publication we
have a careful delineation of the ugly pre-
judice he encounters nearly everywhere in
his assumed personality.
For once a film-version gratefully paral-
lels its best-seller, but unfortunately the
picture has the same weakness as the book.
Through never allowing its main theme to
leave the spotlight except for the grudging
few minutes allotted to the love scenes,
character, incident and dramatic appeal are
submerged in an overly obvious lake of
propaganda. Timely and worthwhile though
the message is, it would have been more
effective if they hadn't hammered at it
quite so unremittingly.
.-Gloria Hunter
At the State
Gene Tierney.
HJERE IS SOMETHING that is difficult to
call anything but a mild revision of the
numerous Nazi plots we took all through the
war. There is the familiar troop of plump,
sneering men who take deep drags on cigar-
ettes and slap each other around at various
intervals, but instead of swastika arm bands,
there are star medals and pictures of Uncle
Joe everywhere. According to this, the So-
viets feel exactly the same way towards us
as the Germans did in 1939--they express
themselves with such cliches as "decadent
democracies," and "the party comes first."
Dana Andrews is a Russian war veteran

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The Falling Wall.

HARRY ran into George on lower Fifth.
It was the first time he had seen him
since France. They pounded each other.
"Drink?" said George, and they went into
a side street bar.
"Beer," said Harry, and he saw that
George looked shocked.
"Don't you remember?" asked George.
"That first drink we were going to have
together back in the States? Double Scotch,
no soda? This is it."
"Oh," said Harry, and he remembered. A
day in a jeep, and a promise 'made defin-
itely, importantly.
They did the one about what are you do-
ing, where are you living.
Harry looked at George with interest.
He had known him really well for only
about three weeks. But those had been
three bad weeks in the winter of '44-'45.
Decision Dodginglf
sion which made restrictive clauses in
real estate covenants unenforceable, is al-
ready having repercussions.
Around the nation, citizens, worried about
the status quo are devising methods of
getting around the courts liberal decision.
The technique being used is based on
the fact that the Court did not declare
clauses barring Negroes or Jews illegal, but
only unenforceable.
Voluntary agreements among property
owners in a restricted location are all
right with the Court as long as they can
be carried out without the aid of gov-
ernmental intervention.
Three or four plans are now being tried
around the country, to undermine the
court's decision. Self enforcing agreements,
requiring owners to deposit a bond that is
forfeited if they sell to "undesirable" peo-
ple, or making membership in a restricted
club a prerequisite to purchase of adjacent
property are being used.
The use of options, whereby the firm sell-
ing real estate to a home-owner has the
first chance to buy it back if it is put up
for sale, is another method. An already tried
plan requires the approval of the majority
of the five nearest neighbors before prop-
erty can be sold.
Other techniques are being used, but
they are less obvious. They include fi-

The Daily accords its readers the
privilege of submitting letters for
publication in this column. Subject
to space limitations, thegeneral pol-
icy is to publish in the order in which
they are received all letters bearing
the writer's signature andsaddress.
Letters exceeding 300 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-
densing letters.
Open to All
To the Editor:
enjoyed making a home for
students - and I have loved it
- even if some of them were
naughty sometimes.
Amongst my student guests I
have had many foreigners - (In-
ternational Students as Dean
Lloyd suggested we say) - from
India, Brazil, Turkey, Chile, Ar-
gentina -- and "I loved and en-
joyed helping them to know Amer-
ica. The American students have
enjoyed meeting and living with
the boys from other countries.
We all understand a little more
by doing and living things with
those faraway countries.
The 'Internationals" are anxi-
ous to please, courteous, grateful
and interesting, and often ex-
tremely homesick and shy, so why
not open our doors.
My door is open to one and

Letters to the Editor


They had been thrown very closely to-
gether, living out each moment of each
day for twenty days in an immense and
terrible intimacy.
"What do you think of this Russian peace
note and the way we kicked it around?" he
"What?" said George.
"The Russian note. About wanting a
peace talk."
"Do they?" asked George. "When did that
happen? I've been out of town."
It was incredible, but George didn't know
about it. He hadn't read the stories. Harry
had a flash memory of a wall falling, and
of George and himself, leaping. In those
days George had known what was going on
around him.
"What do you think about Wallace?"
asked Harry.
"I don't think he'll get the nomina-
tion," said George. "The Democrats will
never take him . . . Hey, Harry. Remern-
her that night we bunked in that wrecked
cife, and found those two battles that
hadn't been smashed?"
For a moment, Harry had an odd feeling
that something had struck nearby, that the
walls of the little bar were about to go in,
as that other wall had, long ago, and that
George didn't know; that George, in terrible
danger, was sitting there smiling. In the old
days a jerk of the head would have been
enough to tell him. They'd have responded
as one.
But he couldn't reach George now, not
with any signal he could think of.
He put out his hand to touch George's
sleeve, as he had done once before on that
very black night in the shattered woods.
"Sharkskin, huh?" he said, as George
looked up. "Very nice stuff,"
(Copyright 1948 New York Post Corporation)
1- 1

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
theday preceding publication (11:00
a.m. Saturdays).
* * *
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 194
VOL. LVIII No. 160
Commencempnt Exercises will
be held at 5 p.m., June 12, on Fer-
ry Field, weather permitting, oth-
erwise in Yost Field House. Tick-
ets will be available for distribu-
tion at the Information Desk,
Room 1, University Hall, Thurs-
day morning, May 27. Upon pre-
sentation of identification card
each eligible graduate may ob-
tain not more than five tickets for
Ferry Field and, owning to lack of
space, not more than two for Yost
Field House.
-Herbrt G. Watkins,
Student Accounts: Your atten-
tion is called to the following rules
passed by the Regents at their
meeting on February 28, 1936:
"Students shall pay all accounts
due the University not later than
the last day of classes of each se-
mester or summer session. Stu-
dent loans which are not paid or
renewed are subject to this regu-
lation; however, student loans not
yet due are exempt Any unpaid
acccounts at the close of business
on the last day of classes will be
reported to the Cashier of the
University and
"(a) All academic credits will
be withheld, the grades for the se-
mester or summer session just
completed will not be released,
and no transcript of credits will be
issued. '
"(b) All students owing such ac-
counts will not be allowed to regis-
ter in any subsequent semester or
summer session until payment has
been made."
Herbert G. Watkins
Assemblies, School of Forestry
and Conservation: 9 a.m., May 18
and 19, Rackham Amphitheatre.
G. A. Pearson, former director of
the Southwestern Forest Experi-
ment Station, U. S. Forest Serv-
ice, will speak on the management
of ponderosa pine. Students in the
School of Forestry and Conserva-
tion not having non-forestry con-
flicts are expected to attend, and
others interested are invited.
Speech Assembly: The showing
of "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" by the
Department of Speech at 3 p.m.,
Wednesday, will be in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre.
Veterans pursuing full - time
courses in schools and colleges
who are entitled to increased sub-
sistence rates by reason of de-
perdency have until July 1, to
submit proof for retroactive pay-
If veterans submit evidence July
1, they will receive retroactive
payments at the new rates back to
April.Evidence received after
that date will be effective the day
of receipt.
New rates now in effect allow
veterans with one dependent the
sum of $105 a month and $120 for
those with more than one depen-
dent. Single veterans receive $75.
Eligible veterans now in school
who are entitled to $75 or $105 do
not have to apply because Veter-
ans Administration offices have

the information required to pay
the increases automatically.
Proof of additional dependency
for the new increases consist of
photostats or 'certified copies of
birth in the case of dependent
children and evidence of actual
dependency in the case of de-
pendent parents.
Veterans athending school under
Public Law 16 are reminded that
'eports of absence for the Spring
Semester are due the first day of
the final examination period, May
29, 1948. Absence report cards may
be mailed or brought to the Veter-
ans Service Bureau, 1514 Rack-
ham Bldg.
When no report is on file, the
veteran's records are incomplete
and leave cannot be approved un-
til a statement from the institu-
tion is obtained by the student
certifying the amount of absence
charged to him.
Camp Positions: Men. Repre-
sentative of Camp Davajo, private
boys' camp near Brighton, Michi-
gan, will be at the Bureau of Ap-
pointments Thurs., May 20, to in-
terview men for position of gen-
eral counselor.. Experience -
)Physical Education background
preferred. For appointment, call
at 201 Mason Hall or call exten-
sion 371.
Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information, 201
Mason Hall.
The General Motors Proving
Ground, Milford, Mich., has an
opening for a man who can take
shorthand to act as secretary to
one of their executives. Com-
plete details concerning the posi-
tion may be obtained at the Bur-
The Provident Mutual Life In-
surance Company will have a rep-
resentative here on Wed., May 19,
to interview men for sales posi-
Winkleman's Department Stores
will have a representative here
on Thurs., May 20, to interview
men and women for their Execu-
tive Training Program. They are
also interested in talking- with
students who are specializing in
the accounting field who may be
interested in auditor positions.
Pennsylvania Mutual Life In-
surance Company will have a rep-
resentative here on Fri., May 21,
to interview men for sales posi-
Maryland State Employment:
We have received an announce-
ment from the Maryland Depart-
ment of State Employment for
openings in the following fields-
Social work, Laboratory science,
Personnel, Engineering, Statistics,
Teaching, Library science, Dietet-
ics, Nutrition, Law, Forestry, Med-
icine, Nursing, Occupational Ther-
apy, Pharmacy, and Physical
The Navy Department, Pearl
Harbor Naval Shipyard, has sev-
eral openings for graduate engi-
neers including electrical', me -
chanical, and civil. There are al-
so openings for naval architects
and marine engineers. Complete
details are on file at the Bureau.
The Kaiser-Frazer Corporation
will have a representative here on
Thurs., May 20, to interview men
in Business Administration, ma-
joring in accounting or finance
who are interested in supervisory
assignments in accounting for
their training program.
The U.S. Civil Service Commis-
sion has openings for physicist,
electronic engineer, and mechan-
ical engineers. These positions
are at the U.S.N. Underwater
Sound Reference Laboratory, Or-
(Continued on Page 5)

Whose Money?
To the Editor:
ed the source of funds for a
half page advertisement by a cap-
italistic organization. On the fol-
lowing day a Communist organ-
ization published a full page ad-
vertisement. It is interesting to
notice in this capitalistic country
that a Communist organization
can afford to run an advertise-
ment twice as long as that of the
questioned capitalistic organiza-
tion. Is The Daily going to in-
quire about the source of funds
of the Ralph Neafus club?
-William B. Chapman
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Representatives of
the Ralph Neafus were glad to re-
veal the source of the funds for the
full page ad when contacted by The
Daily. Voluntary contributions, the
treasury of the organization, and
private bank accounts of members
provided the necessary money.)
* * *
Makes Exception
To the Editor:
IN THE DAILY of Thursday,
May 13, a letter was published
signed by the Executive Commit-
tee of the Ralph Neafus Club
which roundly condemned the
Mundt-Nixon Bill requiring reg-
istration of any person belonging
to any organization listed as sub-
versive. I take exception to the
statements made in this letter.
This bill is obviously aimed at
the Communists, but I say, "Why
not?" The Communist Party is a
world-wide organization, unlike
the Republican or Democratic
parties iri this country.
In itself, this fact is not grounds
for condemnation of the Com-
munist Party but there is another
fact to consider also. What is the
)nnate character of this world-
wide organization? Do the Com-
munist parties in other countries
exhibit a peaceful, non-subver-
sive non-violent character? They
do not.
Events of the last few weeks
pr-ove this. Was the government
of Czechoslovakia taken overmby
honest, peaceful means? No. Were
the recent elections in Korea al-
lowed to progress in a democratic
manner? No. Has Russia adopted
a cooperative attitude in Europe?
Perhaps the recent events in
Korea best portray why I con-
demn the Communist Party. Two
days before the election,hSouth-
ern Korea was beset with riots,
terror, and sabotage. Telephone
and railroad services were dis-
rupted. More than thirty-nine
people were killed. Communist
gangs terrorized election officials
into quitting their posts. Most
notable of all is the fact that in
Northern Korea which is occupied
by Soviet troops the elections were
not even permitted.
Do we want this sort of thing
in our country? We certainly do
not. Protestations of peaceful in-
tentions mean nothing in this
world. When Hitler walked into
Czechoslovakia in 1938 he said
he was going no farther. But he
went when he saw the chance.
So I say that until the Com-
munist Party of the U.S. can

So don't worry -
loves you.
* * *


prove that it has a clean slate, un-
like its brothers in other coun-
tries, it must be controlled.
-Jack Mercado
* * *5
Capsule Politics
To the Editor:
NOW THAT DAILY editorial
writers have taken to attack-
ing "capitalistic" cartoons, maybe
they will look less askance at the
comparable unearthing of Com-
munistic propaganda in comic
books. Privately, it is my opinion
that the young 'uns are notably
unimpressed by capsule politics
in either cartoon or comics, and
leave it to their indignant elders
like Commissioner Toy of the De-
troit Police Department and edi-
torialist Aronson to uncover,
bleak, subversive plots.
Ineany case, the cartoon, "Make
Mine Freedom," despite the ster-
eotypy and promiscuous flag-way-
ing, on the night I was there
neither made nor implied any
rash triticisms of the very touchy
Wallace Progressives or "left wing
Republicans and Democrats."
They dil mention, perfunctorily
I admit, that our system of free
enterprise wasn't perfect. They
did show graphically (and maybe
Mr. Aronson just couldn't look
any more by that time) the com-
parative wealth and education of
the United States with other
countries, including the "capital-
istic" ones. Admittedly a few leer-
ing Rockefellers might have been
introduced to preserve the illusion
of impartiality. Even a bedraggled
character from Clifford Odets
might have been hauled in to
touch childish hearts, and still
have keptthe cartoon under fea-
ture length.
But talk about hysteria, Aron-
son-,arent't the "genuine liber-
als" going to let the Doakes to
Doakesmobile "capitalists" blow
their horn even a little bit? Every
system has its virtues. (I dare in-
clude both Communism and capi-
talism.) Maybe you could concede
that occasionally Joe Doakes does
become J. Pierpont Doakes. And
some people, of course, like that.
After all, in five or ten minutes,
a subject aimed at the lollipop
trade cannot lay bare world eco-
I don't know. Maybe it is all
WalldStreet propaganda. Maybe
Hollywood, which has already
been purged of Un-Americans,
ought to be investigated for Un-
Genuine Liberals. "Mr. Disney,
are you now or have you ever
been a member of the Stock Ex-
change?" (Hisses from the Prole-
-Bill Wiegand.
Fifty-Eighth Year

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From the pages of The Daily
The Senior Ball made its annual appear-
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A record crowd of more than 275 couple
danced from nine to two at the Union.
The Naked Truth, which had the distinc-
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