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t.. Raise-No Handout

ON APRIL 1, when the G.I. raise goes into
effect, student veterans on this campus
WILL NOT be gleefully holding out their
hands to receive that extra sawbuck, or if
married, that extra 15 or 30 bucks.
No, there isn't anything to become glee-
ful over, although there probably will be
gratitude, especially from married veter-
ans. The average vet is not going to become
a campus casanova on ten bucks more a
month. Reductions in the high cost of liv-
ing has not, and probably will not, affect
the student vet for some time, even if
prices continue downward.
As for comparative security, the only
student vets who have any comparative
security are those who have a hand in the
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

old man's pocket, or own stock in a local
Most veterans on this campus are not
looking for a free existence, but what they
do expect, and have every right to expect,
is that the government live up to its part
of the G.I. Bill and continue to supply vet-
terans with the same amount of buying pow-
er as was originally intended by the bill.
Seventy-five dollars today is no more in
terms of value than was fifty dollars four
years ago. If this sounds illogical, compare
rises in the prices of basic commodities and
it will be seen that the rise is very near
an average of one third more than in 1944.
No, the many arguments against a sub-
sistence raise do not show good sense. The
veteran will never live handsomely out of
the taxpayer's pocket, nor has he any desire
to. Without these raises, which he as a
future taxpayer will probably help pay back,
it would be impossible for him to continue
his education.
-Ray Courage


Funds for Whom?

ONCE AGAIN the nation is faced with a
presidential appeal for funds to help
build a stable regime in China. And, once
again, the American people and their rep-
resentatives must choose between what has
been described as "democracy" and the
forces of Communism.
The innumerable commissions, partis-
an and non-partisan, have evidently nqt
been able to convince the administration
that the present Chinese government
is in no way representative of the demo-
cratie way of life but rather is an ex-
Convention Welcome
The Daily today welcomes the dele-
gates of 13 college papers who are visit-
ing the University for the First Annual
University Newspaper Convention.
During the two day meeting, delegates
will discuss general editorial and bus-
iness policies, and the special problems
of college papers.
We hope that the results of this first
conference will be of benefit to all college
papers, and will set a precedent for fu-
ture meetings of the university press.
--The Senior Editors.

ample of the insidious type of fascism
which the democracies agreed they would
no longer tolerate. The political future of
China can be foretold by the Generalis-
simo's long string of broken promises to
bring democracy to the people of the na-
The President's objective of "helping peo-
ple to help themselves" is almost a farce
in the light of what the "people" have done
with our past aid.
Carrying on a civil war is an expensive
proposition and there are some of us who
wonder at this point what the General-
issimo has done to eradicate the griev-
ances of those who are supporting the war
against his government.
But we do agree with the presidential
statement that . . . it is and has been
clear that only the Chinese government
itself can undertake the vital measures nec-
essary to provide the framework within
which efforts toward peace and true eco-
nomic recovery may be effective." We would
add parenthetically though, that the state
department has consistently shouted that
a government should be representative of
the people.
-Lida Dailes.

More Definitions
APLOMB: The quality which enables a
seasoned sea passenger to keep his feet
on a heaving deck, or an anti-price control
Senator to declare that the price situation
is now well stabilized.
OLD TORY: A fine, crusted, old time
believer in self-help, who considers that
this country will be basically sound, so
long as it consists of rugged individuals
who Ban, without blanching, face right up
to the danger' of unemployment in the
cities, or to a $2.27 government support
level for wheat in the rural district.
SPLIT PERSONALITY: A division, deep
within the psyche, which forces its victim
to express himself in sharply conflicting
ways, as if he were two. "Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde" is a literary example. A more recent
illustration which comes to mind is the
present Administration which lets it be
known that while it is very strongly in
favor of a peaceful settlement in Palestine,
it will have to wait to see what the United
Nations, of which it is the most influential
member, will do on the matter. The Ad-
ministration is said to be so eager to bring
peace to unhappy Zion that some days it
can hardly wait until the newspapers arrive,
to see what the American delegation has
done about it.
* *. * *
SINCERITY: The quality of absolute
devotion to a cause, such as that shown
by an anti-price control Congressman who
bitterly alibis that government exports are
to blame when wheat climbs above $3,
and then favors a bill permitting more
exports when wheat drops below that fig-
FREEDOM: According to one cynical
theory, a system which believes in discussing
everything and changing npthing. Freedom
is one of the most complicated subjects in
the world; it is big enough to include the
doctrine that it is wrong for a union to keep
a non-union worker out of a shop, and that
it is right for residents in any neighborhood,
by covenant among themselves, to keep any-
one of another religion, race, or color from
living in the district.
PUBLIC SCANDAL: The discovery that
a government official has, at some time in
the past, been involved in a financial or
sexual irregularity, or has written a book,
or has used a word longer and fancier than
any known to some young reporter in need
of a comic squib for the day.
zarre, advanced or radical ieas, out of
harmony with the basic concepts of the
American way of life. It is sometimes hard
to spot the holder of dangerous thoughts.
The best experts in locating and showing
up such perilous persons are, usually, those
who believe that a slight touch of unem-
ployment is a sound corrective device for
economic imbalance, that rent control
ought to be abolished right away, and that
we ought to drop a couple of atomic bombs
immediately on any country with which
we have a serious disagreement. These
men are not to be confused with trouble-
makers who want a house for everybody
and medical care for all.
(Copyright, 1948, New York Post Corporation)
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UNRRA Spectre

Letters to the Editor..

NOW THAT Senator Arthur Vanden-
berg's Senate Foreign Relations Com-
mittee has reported out its version of the
Marshall Plan we may look for early debate
and action on the measure.
No doubt can exist that a world-wide
recovery program is absolutely vital to
future world peace and security. For lack
of a better plan that is politically practical
at this moment one feels himself forced
to be counted among the supporters of the
Senate version of the plan.
It is gratifying to note that as the bill
stands now no political strings are attached
as conditions of American aid. The recipient
nations will be free to pursue the eco-
nomic courses they feel best suited to con-
ditions prevailing in each particular coun-
Foolish Step
OVERNOR Thomas E. Dewey has taken
one more step in his apparent cam-
paign to gain a reputation as being even
more reactionary than Robert Taft.
The higher Education appropriations in
NeW York State have long been a disgrace
to the people of the state. New York, the
richest state in the union, has the dubious
honor of appropriating less money for high-
er education than almost any other state.
Recently a drive was begun in New York
for the establishment of a state University,
with plans formulated for modelling the
proposed school on the California system.
The Young-Malone Bill, a first step in
this direction, which would increase state
aid to schools by $103,000,000 was defeated
in the State Legislature last Tuesday. Re-
publicans in the Legislature, many of them
under direct orders from party leaders who
had received an ultimatum from Dewey to
defeat the bill, voted 82-25, thus killing the
measure, and supporting Mr. Dewey's reac-
tionary stand.
It has been estimated that Dewey's policy
on financial matters, of which the Young-
Malone Bill is only one aspect, would cost
him 500,000 votes in the presidential elec-
tion. One wonders what Mr. Dewey is
thinking of these days.
If he has begun a campaign to make as
many enemies in the shortest time pos-
sible, he is succeeding admirably. But if
Dewey still has his eye on Washington, he
is defeating himself even before the battle
-Roma Lipsky.
WHAT IS HAPP!3NING in Russia now,
under her newest five-year plan, is a
powerful drive to make up for war dam-
age and overcome some of the most glaring
long-time weaknesses in her economy. Near-
ly half of the money spent under this
plan will be used for reconstruction in the
devastated- areas, while one sixth will be

try. They will be free to attempt national=
I ization of basic industries where necessary
or as thought desirable by the people con-
cerned. The United States will be unable to
use the Marshall Plan as a political weapon
to further divide the world.
But the spectre of a sabotaged UNRRA
looms in full view of those who will look.
The relief given by UNRRA was adminis-
tered by the UN and therefore not subject
to political pressure from the contributing
countries. With some corrections in its
methods of administration and allocation,
UNRRA might well have continued its work
and finished the task of economic rebuild-
The very fact that UNRRA was not sub-
ject to political manipulation was largely
responsible for its -agonizing death. The
ERP, similarly constituted, may suffer the
same fate at the hands of those who killed
The alternative to the Marshall Plan,
however, is disaster. Therefore, we can only
wait and hope.
-rJake Hurwitz.
As Citizens
other liberal campus groups should be
handed a pat on the back for their ;nflu-
ence on the racial prejudices of the student
Despite attack and ridicule they -have
continued efforts towards equality for all,
regardless of race, creed or color. The re-
sults -paid off in a protest conn'ected with
the recent UMT meeting in Washington.
The Michigan delegation to the conven-
tion was returning by way of the Blue Ridge
Mountains and Virginia, heart of southern
Jim Crowism. Stopping at a restaurant in
Winchester, Va., the students were told that
colored members would have to be fed in
the kitchen-either an oldsouthern custom
or a Virginia law-which wasn't made clear.
by the management.
There was no dissension in the group-not
even discussion. Everyone walked out as
calmly as they had entered. Some food was
picked up at a drug store which served to
all types, and the bus drove on. No more
stops were made until the group crosed the
Mason-Dixon line.
The bigotry which has held back south-
ern progress for the nearly eighty-five
years since the end of the Civil War was
treated with the correct method of, not
University students, but American citizens
with a consciousness of their duty.
-Don McNeil
IT IS CLEAR, then, that in this country
we are still free to maintain our freedom.
We are called to an unprecedented effort of
cooperation with our friends in every coun-

(Continued from Page 3)
Bureau of Appointments & Occu-
pation Information:
U. S. Civil Service Announce-
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fice for Patent Examiner $3,397/yr.
Options 1. Electrical Engineer-
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er than electrical such as mechan-
ical, civil, and closely related fields
of engineering). Applications must
be received not later than August
31, 1948. However, persons inter-
ested in being considered for po-
sitions which are to be filled im-
mediately should have their ap-
plication on file not later than
March 9.
Juniors Interested in Research
Opportunities for Student Aids:
The National Bureau of Stand-
ards, the Naval Research Labora-
tory and the Naval Ordnance Lab-
oratory have decided to establish
special training programs to which
students who have completed their
Junior year would be eligible.
Fields are chemistry, engineering,
mathematics, metallurgy and
physics. Salary is $2394/yr. Book-
lets and application' blanks are
filed in our office.
Driving privileges: Students are
reminded that their University
driving permits are rendered in-
valid by their failure to report
their new 1948 license numbers. If
students desire to retain their
driving privileges, the 1948 license
should be reported to Mr. Gwin or
Miss McDowell in Rm. 2, Univer-
sity Hall either by postcard, in
person, or by phone (6115).
The Thomas M. Cooley Lectures,
second series, will be delivered by
Burke Shartel of the Law School
on February 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27
in Rm. 120, Hutchins Hall, 4:15
p.m. Topic: "Our Legal System
and How It Operates." The pub-
lie is invited.
Academic Notices
Preliminary examinations for
Graduate Students in Chemistry
will be held as follows: Organic
Chemistry, Tues., Feb. 24; Physi-
cal Chemistry, Fri., Feb. 27. The
place of the test will be announced
Mathematics 293-Topology will
not meet Sat, Feb. 21.
The University Musical Society
will present the DETROIT SYM-
Krueger, Conductor, in the Choral
Union Series, Monday, Feb. 23,
8:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. The re-
vised program' is as follows:
Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op.
93, Beethoven; Overture-Fanta-
sy, "Romeo and Juliet," -Tschai-
kowsky; Three Chorales, Bach-
Castro; "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry
Pranks," Strauss; Roumanian
Rhapsody No. 1, Enesco.
A limited number of tickets are
still available at the offices of the
University Musical Society in Bur-
ton Memorial Tower.
Student Recital: Barbara Blythe,
Pianist, will present a program in

partial fulfillment of the require-
ments for the degree of Bachelor
of Music at 8:30 p.m., Feb. 22,
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Pro-
gram : compositions by Schubert,
Schumann, and Chopin. The pub-
lic is invited. Miss Blythe is a pu-
pil of John Kollen.
Architecture Building: Student
work in Architecture from the
Universities of Michigan and Min-
nesota. Through Feb. 27.
Museum of Art, Alumni Memo-
rial Hall: 26th Annual National
Exhibition of Advertising Art, be-
ginning Feb. 15 through March 7.
Tuesday through Saturday, 10-12
noon and 2-5 p.m.; Wednesday
7-9 p.m.; Sunday 2-5 p.m. The
public is invited.
Museums Building, rotunda, "Art
of Melanesia," through Feb. 29.
Events Today

EDITOR'S NOTE: Because The Daily
prints every letter to the editor re-
ceived (which is signed, 300 words
or less in length, and in good taste)
we remind our readers that the views
expressed in letters are those of the
writers only. Letters of more than
300 words are shortened, printed or
omitted at the discretion ofrthe edi-
torial director.
* * *.
To the Editor:
IT SEEMS that on the front page
of The Daily of two days ago,
there appeared an absurdly er-
roneous statement by a certain
dean of a certain medical school
to the effect that "there is no
discrimination in considering ap-
plicants" to said medical school.
The statement was prompted
by a governmental offer for sub-
sidization of medical schools, with
the stipulation that the school ob-
taining subsidization must "drop
discriminatory practices."
As an applicant for the 1948
class of any medical school which
feels that I am worthy of taking
the oath of Hippocrates, I have
accumulated certain information
which proves unequivocally the
hypocrisy (derived from Hippo-
crates) of above Dean.
I received application blanks
from ten medical schools, accept-
ed by the American Medical Asso-
ciation as "Grade-A." All of the
ten required photographs of, the
applicants, which device subtly
enforces white supremacy. (All
are northern schools). Of, the
medical schools, only the appli-
cation form from the University
of Michigan asks (a.) religion,
(b.) nationality, (c.) former name
if changed. The applicant will
find in the pamphlets published
by this and other medical schools,
warm, altruistic passages stating
that choice of medical students is
based entirely upon academic rec-
ords, character, ingenuity, and
many other euphemistic phrases
which conceal the basic criterion
for acceptance. What the admis-
sion boards would like to say is,
"Brother, if your skin's black or
yellow, or if your last name ends
in berg or farb, you might as well
throw in the towel."
To the students of the Univer-
sity of Michigan: For God's sake,
pull your heads out of the ground.
Don't allow such actions to go
unchallenged. If college students
(the supposed "erudite") give
tacit approval to such outrage-
ous and obvious policies, how in
the devil will the ideology of de-
mocracy ever be realized. The
melting pot has solidified. Let's
turn on the heat.
To Dean Furstenberg of the
University of Michigan Medical
School: a rebuttal is welcome, 0
I would like to know of any
students who are sincere about
striving towards the annihilation
of discriminatory policies on this
campus and elsewhere. My tele-
phone number is 8501.
-Bob Walker.
* * *
To the Editor:
neth Lowe's editorial "Night-
mare Talk."
Lowe said that to be against
war but to be for universal mili-
tary training is analogous to not
believing in religion but going to
church just to play it safe. This
is a very poor comparison.
On the question of the neces-
sity of UMT, Eisenhower said in
his report of Feb. 14 that inten-
sixe staff study had reached one
firm conclusion, that in event of
a war with a major power, a min-
imum ground force of 1,300,000
men, organized, trained, and
equipped would be necessary. This
1,300,000 would not include the
air force, navy, and amphibious
forces. He italicized the following

"They will be needed at these
strengths -on the first day of hos-
tilities." He went on to say that
a regular army at this figure in
peace-time would be prohibitively
If any country is planning now
for a war with the United States
I am sure that that country now
has agents in the U.S. to discour-
age UMT and keep our country
weak militarily.
Of course not all of the people
against UMT are foreign agents.
Probably only a small percentage
of them are. Some of them are;
possibly naive enough to believe
that by being too weak to fight
we can avoid having war. As to
the others: could it be that theyI
afraid they will be drafted, Mr.
-Dave W. Peterson.
* * *

Yang's publishedorn the 11th is-
sue, I was asked by a majority
of the Chinese students here to
write an article on behalf of them
to present some correct views on
China ... '
In regard to Miss Yang's ar-
ticle I should like to call the
attention of most Chinese Stu-
dents here to discuss the meaning
of this I quote) "When they
are themselves as foreign and su-
perficial to the real Chinese pop-
ulace as any of the American stu-
dents." . . . Does she know that
there are Chinese students com-
ing to this University from dif-
ferent parts of China-from
coastal provinces and even the
interior border provinces. Maybe
I am "the least qualified"-the
term she used-to represent
China., but there are here stu-
dents in the Graduate School who
have been professors or are writ-
ers and thinkers. Has Miss Yang
interviewed them all, or does she
think she has known them all?
So she could so daringly lay down
the statement that all are not
qualified to represent the Chinese
populace, what she should have
said is "some" not "they them-
selves" in an all-inclusive way.
Miss Yang said "We are in-
clined to favor the status quo
and in fear of losing this priv-
ilege-twelve thousand C.N.C. to
one American dollar exchange-
we are enjoying, we are naturally
opposed to any change in the gov-
enment." Now is this the true
reason for our opposition to a
change in the government? It
might be true to Miss Yang, for
she said that; but it is not true
to most of us, many of whom have
just told me they think otherwise.
The Chinese students here came
over from China in different ways
-some are government paid,
some are self-supporting, and
some on other private means .
The fact that self-supporting stu-
dents were allowed to get a twelve
thousand C.N.C. to one American
dollar exchange was brought
about by other party members be-
sides the K. M. T., and it was
they who advocated for leniency
and patronage of us, in addition
to fostering the public opinion in
favor of students. Miss Yang def-
initely pointed out in her article
there is no coalition government
in China. I do not know whether
she knows that besides the ex-
clusion of the Communists and
some other members who are sus-
pected of and proved in Com-
munist radical activities, there are
members of other non-partisan
liberal elements now in the gov-
ernment . . .
Miss Yang also stated that the
Nationalist government is using
torture and murder in the war
areas or maybe other places. Has
she travelled extensively in China,
so she can be sure about that? In
this country some American cor-
respondents have written "there
are only people who try to escape
from Communist-controlled re-
gions to those under the Nation-
alists." . . . Some of us who had
travelled in China before coming
over here came to the same on-
elusion that the Communists have
been doing all sorts of atrocities
to terrorize the people into sub-
mission ... There is definite proof
for the fact that there is no re-
spect for people's free thinking
in matters of politics in the Com-
munist controlled areas-a per-
fect dictatorial rule.
I have written the above with
instructions received from my fel-
low students and friends who I
know have known more than I do.
-William Huang.

Radio Program:
2:30-2:55, p.m.,
Campus Doorsteps,

Erich A. Wal-

Cummings, Brian Donlevy

with Robert
and Marjorie

ture that will leave you feeling good
all over," a likelier blurb would have been
"Heaven Only Knows What the Writers
of Westerns will lDream up Next." Our
story opens in a Hollywood version of
heaven, where Robert Cummings finds an
error in the lofty ledgers as regards Brian
Donlevy's soul, and needs must journey
down to earth to show said gentleman the
error of his ways.
Arriving in Montana, he is immediately
mistaken for a Kansas killer, and his phi-
losophical murmurings fall on ears much
more attuned to gunshot. His heavenly mis-
sion is carried on amidst the inevitable fire
and gun battles, but Christian goodness
replaces the State Militia for a quieter
finale than usual. With such a quaint plot
on hand, they'll probably run it into a
series and give the Saturday serial crowd
their Ten Commandments along with the
At the State.
Still playing, THE WISTFUL WIDOW
OF WAGON GAP, with Abbott & Costello,
and Marjorie Main.
--Gloria Hunter.

5:45-6 p.m., WPAG, Music Fra-
ternities and Sororities.
Phi Mu Alpha, Noah A. Knepper.
Geology and Mineralogy Jour-
nal Club: Mr. David Hawley, of
Columbia University, will speak on
the subject, "Boulder-filled trac-
hyte dikes along Lake Champlain
in Vermont" (black and white
slides), 12 noon, Rm. 3055 Natural
Science Bldg. Open meeting.
Delta Epsilon Pi: Initial meet-
ing, 7:30 p.m., Rm. 305, Michigan
Union. All former members urged
to attend. Any male student who
is of Hellenic descent or is a phil-
hellene is invited.
Instruction class in American
dances for all Foreign Students
and American frie'nds, 8 p.m., In-
ternational Center.
B'nai B'rith Foundation: Friday
Evening Services, 7:45 p.m. Fire-
side discussion: "Your Chances for
a Job in 1948." Social hour.
Wesleyan Foundation (Wes-
leyan Guild): Sports party, I.M.
Bldg. Meet in lounge at 7:30 p.m.
Refreshments later at the church.
Roger Williams Guild: Work
party, 8:30 p.m., Guild House.
Women of the University Fac-
ulty: Housewarming tea, 4-6 p.m.
new club headquarters, Rm. D,
Michigan League.
Coming Events
Alpha Kappa Psi, Professional
Business Fraternity: Mon., Feb.
23, 7:30 p.m., chapter house.
A.Ph.A. Branch Meeting, Mon.,
Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Rm. 151, Chem-
istry Bldg. The First Annual Stu-
dent Speech Contest is scheduled
for this meeting. All students and
others interested in pharmacy are
Armenian Students' Association:
Mon., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Rm. 304
Michigan Union. Students of Ar-
menian parentage are invited.

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