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Franco Flip-Flop

T LOOKS as if America's foreign policy
makers have flipped the coin again, to
decide which of the various and sundry
world dictators we want as bedfellows. Evi-
dently, from reports from Paris, it has come
up tails, and we are going to take in Gener-
alissimo Francisco Franco.
This would seem a direct contradiction
to the State Department's stand when cer-
tain members of the House of Represen-
tatives tried to tag Brother Franco onto
the end of the European Recovery Plan.
At that time, both the State Department
and the country in general were up in
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
THIS IS D-DAY for the campus chapter
of the American Veterans Committee.
Tonight, at 7:30 p.m. in the Union, Chair-
man Dave Babson will call to order the most
decisive meeting in the chapter's short but
eventful history.
For, as it seemingly must to all liberal
organizations, dissension over the "Com-
munist issue" has come to AVC. And, as
it has done to other organizations, this
issue appears certain to seriously weaken
or even destroy AVC.
The facts are simple. Dave Babson and
his followers believe that a liberal organiza-
tion cannot exist with Communists as mem-
bers. They believe that Communist ob-
jectives and beliefs are incompatible with
those of AVC. A resolution to that effect
will be presented tonight.
If the resolution is not supported by the
members, Babson will resign from the AVC
and perhaps take many of his followers
with him.
The opponents of Chairman Babson be-
lieve just as vigorously that such a resolu-
tion is itself incompatible with AVC's true
objectives. .
They, in turn, will present a resolution
tonight demanding that recall proceedings
be instituted against Babson for allegedly
violating the spirit of AVC's charter and
making false statements to the press after
the last meeting two weeks ago.
There the matter stands. Neither group
has given any indication that it is willing
to compromise. In fact, compromise has.
been hindered by serious ill feeling be-
tween several members in important posi-
If the rank and file of AVC wish to save
their organization from the fate of so many
other liberal groups, tonight is the time
for them to assert themselves.
There are approximately 100 active mem-
bers and nearly another 100 inactive mem-
bers in the campus chapter. Attendance by
these veterans and all others who wish to
see AVC remain a center of liberal thought
and action on campus will insure democratic
action and nullify any possible "packing"
AVC is the only veterans organization
whose actions are based solely on the
wishes of the rank and file.
Turn out tonight and keep it that way.
-Leon Jaroff.
s Now We Know
The Good, The True.. .
l ONE OF OUR friends taking a try at the
philosophy department this semester
came home feeling most enlightened the

other day. Seems after a long, slightly hard-
to-understand lecture, the professor suggest-
ed: "Now let's get metaphysical about this;
what time is it?"
* *
Up, Up My Boy. .
We would like to hear more from the
English student in section 65 who lost
the first page of his theme, "Vocabulary
and Success."
Perhaps he could give us a few pointers
on how to go about expressing ourselves
through the "median of words."
We would also like an elaboration on
his statement: "You will find that in all
business enterprises vocabulary is helpful."
** *
AT THE VAUGHAN House open house last
week, the guests-ex-Vaughan residents
- were asked to wear tags with their old
room numbers on them. The coeds living in
Vaughan now don't want to make any 'im-
poster" accusations, but one fellow's tag held
the number of the broom closet.
We Understand .. .
WE DON'T make a practice of eaves-
dropping, but sometimes we just can't
help ourselves. One of our fellow workers,
looking most confused, came up to a friend
and asked: "Where are we in this poli-
sci course, anyway?" Answered friend:

arms. The argument was that
be contrary to the aims of the
Plan, which is to rehabilitate

it would

But this isn't the only one of our policies
which we will have to contradict. Paul Hoff-
man, head administrator of the European
Recovery Plan said at the beginning that
aid would not be extended to any "com-
munistic or fascistic" governments. He lat-
er said that General DeGaulle was not a
fascist. Can it be that we are now ration-
alizing General Franco out of his long-
standing role of dictator par excelente?
There have long been a group of our
home grown fascists who have tried to
turn American sympathy towards Franco
Spain, but with little result. The fact
that the Generalissimo did not go to war
with Germany against the allies is their
big talking point. Of course, they do not
point out that Franco did serve as a foil
for German diplomacy and unloading dock
for supplies from Argentina.
There has been a great deal of argument
in favor of withdrawing from the Veto
dominated United Nations and forming an
organization of our own, composed of the,
"democracies." If our definition of democ-
racy has been extended to include King
Paul of Greece, General Chiang Kai-Shek
of China, General Peron of Argentina, and
General Franco of Spain, who, we ask, is
doing the double talk when they refer to
the term democracy? Russia or the United
States? Or both?
There have been a few hungry eyes turn-
ed towards the Balkan upstart Tito as a
potential ally of ours too. Perhaps diplomats
Dulles, Marshall, Forrestal and Vandenberg
can twist our definition that way. Okay
boys. Flip the coin again.
-Don McNeil

Vital Force
try is supposed by some to be dead,
washed up, finished, at least for the time
being, and whenever two or more liberals
get together a sort of impromptu mourning
service is likely to be held. And yet, sur-
prisingly enough, almost everything about
the present election campaign indicates that
the liberal movement, far from being dead,
is still the most vital current of thought and
ideas in the country.
We can start with the very simple fact
that almost everybody who is running for
anything is campaigning as a liberal. The
situation is unlike that in almost any other
comparable country: Nobody of conse-
quence here is running as an open reac-
tionary, just as nobody of consequence is
trying any very revolutionary appeal. Al-
most the entire kit and boodle is cam-
paigning by making standard liberal
Whatever the party leaders may think of
the liberal movement, or whatever they may
say about it in their private sessions, they
certainly are campaigning as if there are
an awful lot of liberals out there. Mr. Dewey
talks of more housing and lower prices; Mr.
Truman's standard act is to get out on the
back platform of a train and bite Wall
Street, and Mr. Wallace's party has given
testimony in its own way to the extent of the
liberal movement by withdrawing its oppo-
sition to a number of liberal Congressmen.
It is strange to see this amount of attention
being given to a movement that is suposedly
dead. Dead, maybe-but it still shapes the
language of almost every speaker on almost
every platform in the country.

"If Anyone Says Anything, Just Say
'Anti-Communist' "
s -. RAm(.o Cc.
a (



Letters to the Editor

And, by common consent, it is only be-
cause the liberal movement is split that
Mr. Dewey is conceded his chance for a
walkaway. This, again, doesn't sound very
much as if the liberal movement were
dead. If it were really dead, it wouldn't
matter if it were split or not split, whole
or fragmented. As it is, the private posi-
tion of some Republicans appears to be
that there isn't any liberal movement any
more, and thank goodness it's divided.


' it
EILEEN FARRELL gave a somewhat un-
even performance of an overambitious
program last night in opening the 70th
Choral Union Series.
Her voice is full, rich and powerful-
the kind of voice that's often described as
"Wagnerian." She sang Brahms' well-
known "Immer leiser wird mein Schlum-
mer" and "Botschaft" in addition to "Der
Engel" and "Schmerzen" by Wagner-all
of them very well, with nice phrasing, good
control of volume, and purposeful inter-
But when she moved on to Verdi's "Pace,
pace, mio Dio" (from La Forza del destino)
her voice seemed not quite suited to the
music; an occasionally overwhelming vibrato
sometimes obscured the melody and her
habit of sliding up to pitch was noticeable.
After the intermission, Miss Farrell sang
four French songs, two of them by Debussy.
This turned out to be a mistake, I think,
because of the differences between French
and 19th-century German music. French
music generally has an acuteness that re-
quires clarity above all; German music is
more often characterized by great sweeps of
emotion in which purity of line is not at
such a premium.
Miss Farrell picked extreme examples;
she sang Brahms and Wagner very well,
but in spite of valiant and partially suc-
cessful efforts to control it, her voice occa-
sionally slipped into the German style
during the Debussey, Bruneau and Bach-
elet songs. It was like trying to paint
miniatures with a scrubbing brush. In
places, however, her singing of Debussy
was very pleasing.
The program concluded with a group of
five songs by American composers. They were
well done, but hardly stimulating numbers.
On the whole, Miss Farrell can't be con-
demned for last night's concert. She exhib-
ited a voice capable of fine operatic singing
as well as interpretational ability. Occasion-
ally she was excellent.
-Phil Dawson.
SLooing Back
The Board of Regents passed a rule for-
bidding women to smoke in any University
The Daily predicted that the best Univer-
sity band at the MSC-Michigan game would
be led by a man named Falcone. The paper
didn't put itself out on a limb, however, as
each band was led by one of the Falcone
The U. of M. club of New York announced
it would hold a party at the Hotel Commo-
dore for students attending the Yale game.
The party, it was announced, would be open
to men and women for the first time in
many years.
R EPORTING on the progress of the Pres-
ident's loyalty program, Attorney Gen-

But the most interesting testimonial to
the persistent life of the liberal movement
comes from Mr. Truman. He ran from the
liberals during the early years of his admin-
istration as if they were Typhoid Mary's.
But now, in his extremity, with his hopes
crumbling, he comes back. He seizes on the
anti-Wall Street line as if it were a healing
potion, one that could make him stron(;
again. From the depths, his cry goes up;
he knows that this is the only thing which
could possibly save him. All the jauntiness
with which the liberals were once bounced
out of Washington is quite gone now.
And all that a liberal can say, viewing the
spectacle, is that this movement is the most
popular dead movement that ever was. It
does not exist, n'est-ce pas?-except that
everybody is wooing it, and almost nobody
will admit to not being, in some way, con-
nected with it. It looks, from here, as if it
is going to have a future. In fact the only
question is the highly technical one of how
long you can keep out of power a type of
sentiment to which you are compelled, con-
sistently, to make your appeal for votes.
Copyright, 1948, New York Post Corporation)
-- I

(Continued from Page 2)
Women students needing to ap-
ply for housing for Spring Semes-
ter, 1949; announcement will be
made by the Office of the Dean of
Women in December, 1948, regard-
ing the opening date for applica-
Women students available for
baby sitting for Saturday after-
noon football games are request-
ed to get in touch with the Office
of the Dean of Women.
Academic Notices
Political Science 67, Sections 4,
5, and 5-A will not meet this af-
ternoop, Oct. 7.
Political Science 381 will not
meet Thursday, Oct. 7. Members
of the class should communicate
with Professor Meisel as soon as
Political Science 52, Sections 5
and 6 (Thurs., 2 and 3 p.m.) will
not meet this week.
Seminar Applied Mathematics:
Thurs., Oct. 7, 4 p.m., Rm. 247 W.
Engineering Bldg. Prof. R. V.
Churchill will speak on "Sturm-
Liouville expansions and generali-
Biological Chemistry Seminar:
Rm. 319, W. Medical Bldg., 4 p.m.,
Fri., Oct. 8. Subject: "Thiocyanate
Metabolism." All interested are in-
Electrical Engineering Depart-
ment Colloquium: 4 p.m., Fri., Oct.
8, Rm. 2084 E. Engineering Bldg.
Prof. A. D. Moore will speak on
"Electrical Engineering and Bi-

Events Today
Varsity Debating: Organization
meeting, 7:30 p.m., Rm. 4203, An-
gell Hall. Places on the teams are
open to both men and women un-
dergraduate students interested in
intercollegiate debating.
Eta Kappa Nu: Meeting, 7:30
p.m., Rm. 3505 E. Engineering
Gilbert and Sullivan Society:
Full rehearsal, 7:15 p.m., Michi-
gan League.
International Center weekly tea,
4:30-6 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 7. Host-
esses: Mrs. Kathryn L. Glass and
Mrs. Henry A. Sanders.
Arts Chorale, extracurricular
choir, Literary College. Organiza-
tional meeting, 5 p.m., D Haven
Tau Beta Pi Graduates: Please
send names, addresses, and tele-
phone numbers to Bob Vlasic, 719
Modern Poetry Club: 7:30 p.m.,
Russian Tearoom, Michigan
League. Organizational meeting
for all interested in discussing
modern poetry.
Alpha Phi Omega, Service Fra-
ternity. Rushing smoker. Mem-
bers must attend. Michigan Un-
ion Ballroom, 7 p.m.
A.V.C. Membership Meeting,
7:30 p.m., Michigan Union. Elec-
tion of delegates to National Con-
ventioh. This is a constructive no-
tice of election.
Young Democrats Meeting: 7:30
p.m., Michigan Union, followed by
joint meeting with Republicans at
8:15 p.m., Hussey Room, Michigan
La ptite causette: 3:30 p.m.,
Cafeteria, Michigan League.
Inter-Racial Association: Exec-
utive Committee, 5 p.m., Michigan
S.R.A. Executive Council will
meet at Lane Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Medical Fellowship group will
meet at 7 p.m. in University Hos-
Coming Events
Visitor's Night, Department of
Astronomy-Fri., Oct. 8, 7:30 to
9:30 p.m., Angell Hall (fifth floor),
for observation of the Moon. Visi-
tor's Night will be cancelled if the
sky is cloudy. Children must be
accompanied by adults. (Other
Visitor's Nights during the first
semester will be held on Oct. 22
and Nov. 12.)
Geological - Mineralogical Jour-
nal Club: Fri., Oct. 8, 12 noon,
Rm. 2045 N.S. Speaker Dr. E.
Wm. Heinrich, of the Department
of Mineralogy. Subject of the il-
lustrated address: "Pre-Beltian
Rocks Near Dillon, Montana." All
interested persons are, invited.
Alpha Epsilon Iota invites all
medical women students to their
Annual Tea, Sun., Oct. 10, 4-6 p.m.,
119 Park Terrace.

The Daily accords its readers the
privilege of submitting letters for1
publication in this column. Subject
to space limitations, the general pol-
icy is to publish in the order in which
they are received all letters bearing
the writer's signature and address.]
Letters exceeding 300 words, repeti-
tious letters 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.
* * *
To the Editor:;
AS ONE of the first members of
AVC on campus, a former1
chairman of the local chapter, and
a member of the present executive
committee, I should like to explain
the failure of the present officers,
and to condemn their present ac-
The present officers have failed
because they have offered almost
no program to the members. They
have failed because instead of'
workifig for a "more democratic
America and a more peaceful
world" they are joining in the hys-
teria of blaming their own failures
on "Communists." They have
failed because some have not even
been elected by constitutional pro-
cedure, but have been almost self-
Until last spring, AVC led all
campus groups in University and
community service. Among the
more prominent activities during
last fall were: the contribution of
$1,000 to the Community Chest
(opposed by some of the present
officers who are shouting "Com-
munist"); the sponsorship of an
essay contest among high school
students (also opposed by some
of the present "anti-Commu-
nists"); the contribution of tickets
to disabled veterans for football
games; the cooperation with the
Art Cinema League in developing
a broad film program; the na-
tional leadership in the "Opera-
tion Subsistence" c,ampsaign
(called a "Communist" venture);
and the organization of a local
campaign to retain rent controls.
One important project initiated
last fall, opposed by some of the
present officers, who wanted to
keep AVC "pure," and not carried
out despite financial appropria-
tions, was the establishment of
a clubhouse.
I should like to emphasize that
our most important activities were
either proposed or led by those in-
dividual members who are now
accused by the officers of con-
spli'lngto "capture" the chapter.
If AVC is to continue as an ac-
tive liberal veterans group it must
repudiate its present officers. AVC
must once again undertake an ac-
tive "citizens program" and work
for a "more democratic America
and a more peaceful world."
-Jack Geist.
* * *
To the Editor:
W HY THE Administration's "bi-
partisan" foreign policy is
leading the United States into a
blind alley is demonstrated by an
examination of the Republican
policy makers who contribute so
much to Truman's mistakes.
John Foster Dulles is Dewey's
chief foreign policy adviser and
is slated to be Secretary of State
if Dewey should win. Dulles, who
wrote Dewey's acceptance speech,
is a cartel lawyer. His firm, Sull-
livan and Cromwell, have been at-
torneys for the J. Henry Schroeder
Corporation, N.Y., branch of the
powerful Anglo - German bank
which has numerous cartel con-
nections, and which played a lead-
ing part in re-arming German in-
dustrial and military might.
Dulles has served as the prin-
cipal U.S. representative for Nazi-

meet for bicycling at 2:30 p.m.,
Sun., Oct. 10, northwest entrance,
Rackham Bldg. Those interested
please sign list at Rackham check-
roomdesk before noon Sat., Oct. 9.
Delta Epsilon Pi, Hellenic Fra-
ternity, invites all students of
Greek descent and Phil-Hellenes
to attend its open meeting, 7:15
p.m., Fri., Oct. 8, Rm. 3-B, Michi-
gan Union. Plans to hold the Mid-
Wet Regional Convention in Ann
Arbor will be discussed.
U. of X Hawaiian Club: Rm.
3-G Michigan Union, 7 p.m., Fri.,
Oct. 8.
Far Eastern Journal Club and
the Kindai Nippon Kenkyu Kai:
Joint meeting, Fri., Oct. 8, 8 p.m.,
East Conference Room, Rackham
Bldg. All nisei and other students
interested in Japan are invited.

German and Franco-Spanish in-
terests. In 1939, Dulles said: "Only
hysteria entertains the idea that
Germany, Italy or Japan contem-
plates war upon us . . . These dy-
namic peoples (Germany, Italy
and Japan) were determined to
take destiny into their own
As a special adviser, to the
American delegation to the U.N.,
Dulles is one of the key figures
who formulates the U.S. Cold War
Foreign Policy. Under the guid-
ance of Dulles, Thomas Dewey has
consistently supported the Cold
War program, attacking the ad-
ministration only on the grounds
that it doesn't pursue the Cold
War with sufficient vigor. On No-
vember 24, 1947, Dewey demanded
more money, war supplies and
American man-power be sent to
China to bolster the corrupt dicta-
torship of Chiang Kai-Shek. He
repeated his demand following his
nomination. Dewey anticipated
Winston Churchill's Fulton, Mis-
souri speech by several years when
back in 1943 he advocated an ex-
clusive Anglo-American military
alliance. Dewey was getting tough
with the Russians long before Tru-
man advanced the idea. Back in
1940 he told the National Re-
publican Women's Club; "A con-
spicuous and most unfortunate
departure (from Republican for-
eign policy) was the recognition by
the New Deal of Soviet Russia."
When Roosevelt was exploring the
possibility of avoiding World War
II through collective security,
Dewey said: "We need no such
It is only when we realize that
the destiny of our country is in
the hands of such "bi-partisans"
that we understand the Berlin
Crisis. These men; Dewey and
Truman, never did believe in So-
viet-American cooperation and
now cite their handiwork as proof
that there can be no cooperation.
The Progressive Party will con-
tinue to work for peace and un-
derstanding. Of all the candidates
only Henry A. Wallace promises
an administration that will realis-
tically work for peace.
-Max Dean.
The one bright spot in the cur-
rent presidential campaign is the
fact that foreign policy has not
become a partisan issue. Tom
Dewey Dewey tosses off his round
hollow generalities. Harry Tru-
man lets loose a barrage of crude
haymakers every time his train
stops. But if the Soviet leaders
are not blind to the truth, they
must know that America is not
divided in its opposition to ag-
-The St. Louis Star-Times

Fifty-Ninth Year


a.m., Fri.,

194 Examination: 8
Oct. 8, Rm. 25, Angell

At Lydia Mendelssohn.
"MARIUS" with Raimu, Charpin, Pierre
Fresnay, and Orane Demazis. (In French
with English sub-titles.)
PRODUCED for a fraction of a Hollywood
"B" picture's cost, "Marius" achieves a
warmth and fidelity to life I don't believe I
have ever seen in an American film.
"Marius" takes place in Marseille and
takes for its theme the earthy humor, the
irony, and occasional pathos in the lives of
the working class people there. The aptness
of this theme combined with excellent cast-
ing and fine acting makes "Marius" a pic-
ture you'll not soon forget.
Most of the comedy, risque and other-
wise, centers about the antics of Raimu,
Charpin, and a little man in a Panama
hat, who is reminiscent of the pre-talkie
Chaplin. Raimu also gives an extremely
sensitive portrayal of Marius' father. The
French thereby break the tradition that
movies must be exclusively concerned with
' young and beautiful people.
There is a love story in "Marius," however;
Pierre Fresnay and Orane Demazis capably
handling the parts of the lovers. I thought
the latter was especially believable in the
difficult role of Fanny. Fresnay was some-
what handicapped though by the Valentino-
ish make-up someone inflicted upon him.
The photography is also quite a bit inferior
to that we are, accustomed to, but after see-
ing years of Hollywood's technically perfect
banality, I think the average movie-goer will
hardly notice the deficiency.
"Marius" runs a good two hours-most of
the time being consumed in developing the
characters fully and, via the clowning, keep-
ing the whole thing in the proper spirit of
hilarity. Personally, I can't think of a more

Differential Geometry Seminar:
7 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 7, Rm. 3001
Angell Hall. Discussion of Rota-
tions in Four-Dimensional Space.
Graduate Students expecting to
receive the master's or doctor's
degree in February, 1949, must
have their diploma applications in
the Graduate School Office by
Saturday noon, Oct. 9.
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts, Schools of Education,
Forestry, Music, and Public
Students who received marks of
I, X, or "no report" at the close of
their last semester or summer ses-
sion of attendance will receive a
grade of E in the course unless this
work is made up by October 20.
Students wishing an extension of
time beyond this date in order to
make up this work should file a pe-
tition addressed to the appropriate
official in this school with 'Rm. 4
University Hall where it will be
Carillon Recital by Percival
Price, University Carillonneur, at
7:15 tonight. Program: Purcell's
"Trumpet" voluntary; Couperin's
Pieces de clavecin; two German
carillon compositions; Album for
the Young by Schumann, and
Brahms' Waltz 15.

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