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(Editor's Note is written by Managing Editor
Harriett Friedman.)
ALTHOUGH the annual report of the
SAmerican Civil Liberties Union presents
no earth-shaking news, it shows an interest-
ing balance sheet for the year's civil lib-
erties struggles.
It also seems to suggest that the American
people and their representatives are in
something of a quandary.
The year has provided some rousing com-
edies and tragedies in the American freedom
setting. We've had the program of the Pres-
ident's Committee on Civil Rights, and we've
also had the indictment of Communist party
And of course, there was the two-ring
circus of Senate and House investigating
committees, which, however, provided very
few laughs.
* * *
SOME SOLID achievements occurred in the
racial minorities field: the Supreme
Court's unanimous decision that Negro stu-
dents are entitled to the same educational
facilities as whites, for example. Or passage
of a bill establishing a claims commission
to settle losses suffered by Japanese and
Japanese-Americans evacuated from the
West Coast in the war.
The Civil Liberties Union lists 48 such
actions by federal agencies, Congress and
the courts which it considers favorable,
and 34 considered unfavorable.
As might be expected, the unfavorable
actions have received the most publicity;
not because the Civil Liberties Union con-
trols the newspapers, but because most of
them concern the "Red Menace."
*' * '.
MOST OF THESE should be well known:
the case of Dr. Edward U. Condon, the
treatment of witnesses by the House Un-
American Activities Committee; failure of
Congress to enact anti-poll tax, anti-lynch-
ing and fair employment practice bills.
Less notice was paid to two refusals by the
Supreme Court to review Congressional Con-
tempt cases involving the House Un-Amer-
ican Committee's mandate. The Liberties
Union, feels, and I think rightly, that these
too fit into the "backward" trend on civil
* ~* *
HE TOTAL vacillating picture can be
partially explained by the political sit-
uation; the squabbles within the Democratic
party, and the Republican fight for control.
And of course the "Red Menace" actions
stem directly from USSR-USA tension.
But the most alarming thought provoked
by the Civil Liberties report concerns that
growing feeling among anti-Communists
that "something must be done to suppress
what is so much feared, even if it means
the surrender of freedom 'for the thought
i we hate' and with it other thoughts as well."
This is the quandary of the American
people suggested by the reprt, and it is the
eternal problem of any democracy: how
much freedom can we sacrifice to protect
And even more disturbing it seems to me:
how much will we sacrifice to rid ourselves
of just plain fear.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
Nary aChantge
R ELAX WEARY world-worriers! Despite
chaos and confusion one thing remains

The old game of politics is still thriving.
Proof of it lies in the putting out of a daily
menu of name-calling, slams, and baloney
by the political cooks, Harry, Tom, and
Harry says if the Republicans get in the
dirty capitalists will bleed us white with
their black monopolies. Tom counters that
if the Democrats get back in for another
term they'll have us bowing and scraping
to the all-powerful socialist bureaucracy.
Henry says both major parties are but two
heads of the same monster and woe to us
if either one gets in.
The GOP says they'll stand on their record
but Harry declares that if they do they'll
be a pushover. Take housing for instance,
they're running on a platform of "two fam-
ilies in every garage" Harry thinks.
Each party blames the other one for the
Taft-Hartley law and the foreign situa-
tion. Henry blames both and claims if he
gets in Joe Stalin will go back to his fire-
side to tell his grandchildren stories about
Little-Red Riding Hood.
Harry goes in for home folks strategy. Tom
likes to maintain his dignity, but Henry
goes in for the old fashioned colorful cam-
paign spiced with eggs and tomatoes.
Swallowing baloney may be one way of
keeping down the high cost of living, al-
though we'd rather have steak with a gour-
met's touch. But where oh where is the gour-
-Alice Brinkman.

Legislature Explained

"My Own Flesh And Blood'"

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first in a series
of guest columns which will appear in The
Daily from time to time. Today's guest writers
are Blair Moody, president, and Bill Miller, vice-
president, of the Student Legislature.
"SO SCARED it almost wrote its own sui-
cide note"-this is the Michigan Daily
editorial criticism of recent Student Legis-
lature action.
In behalf of the Student Legislature, we
wish to present objectively the recent posi-
tion taken by the S.L. concerning the Olivet
situation and to point out the primary con-
structive services that the Legislature ren-
ders to the student. '
The Olivet motion as originally pre-
sented to the S.L. Cabinet called for: 1. A
condemnation of the Olivet administra-
tion;, 2. An investigation of the situation
by two members of the S.L.; and 3. That
financial assistance be given by the Legis-
lature to the striking Olivet students.
The Cabinet felt that neither condemna-
tion nor financial aid should be considered
before the situation was understood. The
subsequent motion, as presented to the Leg-
islature meeting, asked only that the Legis-
lature "investigate" Olivet.
Two groups of thought tangled with the
motion. Those who were in favor of the
investigation believed that before any con-
crete action should be taken, if any, the
facts should be known. Those who opposed
the motion, on the other hand, held that
one more investigation sent to Olivet
would not dig up any new facts. They also
believed that action on a matter such as
this, outside our campus, did not fall
under the Student Legislature's jurisdic-
tion as such, but rather to other organi-
zations whose primary concern is student

rights on a national and regional level-
such as the National Student Association.
The motion, as presented, was defeated.
The next day the matter was taken over by
the local National Student Association com-
Our Student Legislature should not be
a political pressure group nor a debating
society. The primary function and respon-
sibility of student government is to the
students on this campus. Our primary
aims are to safeguard student rights and
to offer direct services to students here.
Protecting your rights, the Legislature
Cabinet is in daily contact with the Uni-
versity authorities. You also are represented
on the Student Affairs Committee by two
S.L. members.
Fulfilling our second aim, the following
are some of the projects that have been
accomplished or are being carried out by
S.L. action:
1. Absentee Voter's Registration Booths.
2. The Student Privilege Card Plan.
3. Price of football programs reduced.
from 50 cents to 25 cents.
4. The Student Better Business Bureau.
5. The Student Expert program.
6. Leading the student's participation in
the Phoenix Project.
7. The Pep Rallies, Varsity Night, "Send-
Offs" and "Welcomings" of our teams (with
the cooperation of the Wolverine Club).
8. Laying the groundwork for revival of
some pre-war traditions.
9. The Campus Social Calendar in Rm. 2,
University Hall.
A Daily editorial said that the Legislature
has not only relegated itself "to a clerical
position," but it has made its "very exis-
tence a farce." Does this record of services
to students by your Student Legislature con-
stitute a "farce"?

r r- rc ; ,Smay,

Letters to the Editor...



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Friendly Interest

THERE IS MORE than one hint in Wash-
ington that the United States is look-
ing upon Spain with a fresh interest these
Current Movies
At the Michigan..,.
ARCH OF TRIUMPH, with Charles Boyer
and Ingrid Bergman.
IN TRUE Hollywood fashion, romance has
replaced politics in bringing Erich Maria
Remarque's ARCH OF TRIUMPH to the
screen. Charles Boyer is excellent as Ravic,
the doctor with a past but no passport who
must practice in the shadows of Paris.
Revenge on the Nazi baron who tortured
him and living through the catastrophic
years of the late 30's in Europe are his
main concern until he meets Ingrid Berg-
man, playing the type of woman you spend
the rest of the picture trying to reconcile
with Ingrid Bergman. From there on the
two threads, revenge and love, weave
their weary way to a semi-satisfactory
and one handkerchief conclusion.
The photography is quite fine, but the
length of the picture, together with a rather
draggy musical score cause it . to sag at
times. Louis Calhern, whose uniform has
been changed from Colonel to doorman in
the refugee shuffle, has been relegated to
"go between" status to keep the plot moving
at the sad loss of his philosophical tidbits in
the text. It is interesting to watch Miss
Bergman's anguished choice between love
and security in another of her parts that
you can't imagine her playing, but for the
most part, Boyer carries the picture. While
it falls far short of the greatness inferred
by best seller source and coming attraction
ballyhoo, if you prefer your rain on the
screen, and feel in the mood for a bit of
sad love and tragic dilemmas, the more ten-
der hearted will get a good tear and throb
for their trouble.
-Gloria Hunter.
* * *
At the Stae .. .
RIVER LADY, with Yvonne DeCarlo, Rod
Cameron and Dan Duryea.
SEEMS AS IF we've been through this
whole horrible mess before.
For the First Time! At Last! In Glorious
Technicolor! THE OLD WEST! Whoopeee!
In this picture-at last, at last- we have
big trees floating down "1000 lusty miles of
river" while goodmen and badmen and well-
proportioned ladies romp along the shore,
fighting for love, adventure, and such things.
Standout among the badmen, of course,
is Dan Duryea. He's always a fair enter-
tainment gamble, and here he gets a few
happy chances for nasty digs at Rod
Cameron-ex-king of the serials. The
latter, as far as we're concerned, is just
too red-blooded for any good use-except,
perhaps, falling into casual clinches now
and then with "sultry" Yvonne DeCarlo.
Her only possible excuse for appearing-
and maybe it's a good enough excuse-is

days, because of what some of our military
minds consider to be Spain's strategic im-
portance in Western Europe. While this has
no't yet produced a change in our diplo-
matic relations with Franco, there are ob-
servers who would not faint with surprise
if ultimately, by howevei' circuitous a road,
an American ambassador were to turn up
in Madrid again.
There is something in this picture that
is unfamiliar, very curious. After a while
one gets it. It is the implied revelation
of how our America now takes a strategic
view of the world, a view bound up with
military considerations, and of how, for
the first time in our national life, we are
judging the various portions of this planet
on that basis. Perhaps we must, things
being what they are; but the point is that
this approach seems quite out of character
for us.
The truth is our new conceptions cannot
ing balance sheet for the year's civil rights
only a choice among ways of changing.
It could be asked whether there is any
other way of solving the problem. I have
no other complete, dependable solution
to offer; nobody has. Our new respect
for force will not keep us the way we
have always been, for we did not have that
kind of respect for force when we were
the way we have always been. And the
flat statement that there is no other way
to stay the way we are is a flat statement
that there is no way to stay the way we
That is why, if we want to stay the way
we are, we must wage the peace, bitterly
and aggressively. We ought to surprise the
world by standing up in the U.N., and in-
stead of making the expected recital of
our grievances against Russia, offering a
detailed and specific plan for the peace of
this earth; after we have done that, we
should have another plan ready for the
next day, and a third for the one after
that. We ought to propose turning Germany
over to a committee of small neutrals, if
necessary, with all the big powers out-if
only to keep the other path open, to kick
over the road blocks instead of admitting
them to be impassable. For one of our dan-
gers is that in our defense against Russia
we are doing our best to assume just that
military aspect which we wear in the Rus-
sian cartoon of us, and giving them a point
on that enormous level, out of our desire
to avoid giving them any points at all.
Copyright, 1948, New York Post Corporation)
kick out of damning the architectural
disunity found on our ivied campus. They
will tell you Michigan should be all gothic
like Princeton, or Italian Romanesque, like
UCLA: all anything-at-all.
It's worth noting, though, that when the
Romance Languages Building was built in
1879 - it was then the museum - it was
considered a splendid structure; a thing of
raTe, majestic grandeur.
Suppose that the regents had become so
overpowered with its high narrow windows

cured in the Office of Student Af-
fairs, Rm. 2, University Hall,
Monday through Friday after-
noons only. Each sudent applying
for a certificate should present a
blueprint of his scholastic record.
Bureau of Appointments: The
Atlantic Refining Company, Dal-
las, Texas, will have representa-
tives here Oct. 13 through Oct.
15 to interview senior and grad-
uate geologists, senior and grad-
uate chemical engineers, mechan-
ical engineers, and electrical en-
gineers interested in seismograph
field work. Appointments and ap-
plication blanks may be obtained
by calling at the Bureau, 201
Mason Hall, or by calling Ext. 371.
University Community Center
Willow Run Village
Tues., Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Wives of
Student Veterans' Club. Program
-"Entertaining Without a Maid."
Wed., Oct. 13, 8 p.m. Ceramics.
Thurs., Oct. 14, 8 p.m. Ceramics
and Crafts.
Oratorical Association Lecture
Series. Robert Magidoff, NBC cor-
respondent in Russia, will speak
on the subject, "Why I Was Ex-
pelled from the Soviet Union."
8:30 p.m., Tues., Oct. 12, Hill
Auditorium. Tickets are on sale at
the Auditorium box office from 10
a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Academic Notices
Political Science 52 - Exam:
Wed., Oct. 13, 10 a.m. Sections 1,
2, 3 and 5 in Room 231 A.H.
(Knappen, Eldersveld and Bret-
Room 1025 A.H. (Vernon and Ab-
ton). Sections 4, 6, 7, and 8 in
bott). Bring bluebooks.
Preliminary Ph.D. Examina-
tions in Economics will be held
during the week beginning Mon.,
Nov. 1. Each student planning to
take these examinations should
leave with the Secretary of the
Department not later than Sat.,
Oct. 16 hi's name, the three fields
in which he desires to be exam-
ined, and his field of specializa-
Events Today
The Michigan Actuarial Club,
business meeting to elect new
Council members, 4:10 p.m, Rm.
3010 Angell Hall.
IFC House Presidents. Meeting
ing, 7:30 p.m., Rm. 3C, IFC Office,
Michigan Union.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society:
Meeting 7:15 p.m., Michigan
League, for principals and chorus.
Zeta Phi Eta Speech Arts:
Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Rm. 4208 An-
gell Hall.
Student Chapter, American So-
ciety of Civil Engineers, 7:30 p.m.,
Rm. K--M, Michigan Union. Mr.
H. L. Conrad, president of Christ-
man Co., Builders, Lansing, Mich.,
will talk on "The New Construc-
tion Option." All civil engineering
students and facility members are
urged to attend.
Open Bowling: The bowling
alleys at the Women's Athletic

Building are open Tuesday
through Saturday evenings, 7:0-
9:30. University students and
guests are welcome.
Latin American Society: Com-
memorating Columbus Day, the
Society will have a celebration in
the Rackham Amphitheatre at
7:30 p.m. Moving pictures of Latin
Americans for Democratic Ac-
tion: Organizations meeting. Dis-
cussion of program, reports from
national affairs. 7:30 p.m., Rm. 16
Angell Hall. All interested stu-
dents in vited.
U of M Rifle Team. Meeting,
ROTC range, 7 p.m.
Polonia Club: Meeting, 7:30
p.m. International Center. Stu-
dents of Polish descent are invit-
Inter-racial Association: Meet-
ing, 7:30 p.m., Michigan League.
Election of officers.
Christian Science Organization:
Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Upper Room,
Lane Hall.
Square dancing class sponsored
by the Graduate Outing Club at
WAB, 8 p.m. Admission charge.
Everyone welcome.
Club Europa: Meeting, 8:15
p.m., International Center.
Coming Events
College of Pharmacy students:
Important meeting, Rm. 1400
Chemistry and Pharmacy Bldg.
7:30 p.m., Wed. Oct. 13. Announce-
ments for the college year will be
made. All pharmacy students are
expected to be present.
Engineering Council: Meeting,
7:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 13, W. Engi-
neering Bldg.
American Society of Mechani-
cal Engineers: First meeting of
the semester, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Oct.
13, 1042 E. Engineering Bldg. Prof.
E. F. Barker, Chairman of the
Physics Department, will speak on
the subject, "Industrial Applica-
tions of Atomic Energy."
Undergraduate Psychological So-
ciety: Dr. Donald G. Marquis,
cua irman of te Department of
Psychology, will speak on the sub-
ject, "Vocational Opportunities in
Psychology," 7:30 p.m., Wed., Oct.
13, Rooms 3-K, L and M, Michigan
Institute of Aeronautical Sci-
ences: Meeting 7:30 p.m., Wed.,
Oct. 13, Rm. 1042 E. Eng. Bldg. Dr.
A. M. Kuethe will evaluate the fol-
lowing N.A.C.A. films
"Fundamental Nature of Air-
flow Separation," "Study of Air-
flow by Means of Smoke,"
"N.A.C.A. Free Spinning Wind
Pre-Medical Society: Mixer 7:30
p.m., Oct. 13, Rm. 3-B Michigan
Union. Open to all pre-med stu-

The Daily accords its readers the
privilege of submitting letters for
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.
*s * *
To the Editor:
I would like to compliment Don
McNeil on his editorial in Thurs-
day's Daily concerning our State
Department's stand on Franco
Spain. My wonder has turned into
alarm. Charges of bankruptcy of
our foreign policy seem entirely
justified, not only when our Sec-
retary of State actually gives
signs of welcome to Fascist Spain,
but when we are lenient with Ilse
Koch (the famous 'artist', who
made lamp shades from humn
skin), when the sentences of top
Nazi officials are commuted and
these men put into positions of
authority, when every former
worm-eaten dictator comes out of
his hole bearing the tag anti-
communist and then gets a smile
of approval from our State De-
partment, when we fail in such a
simple gesture of humanity to
grant the 100 million dollar loan
to Israel, when men in our own
country are ridiculed for preach-
ing peace and understanding, and
when fundamental democratic
principles are violated by so-called
loyalty probes and spy investiga-
Before it is too late we must
stop and examine our position
carefully; we must discard such a
negative hopeless approach to
world poblems.
-Al Lippitt
* * *
To the Editor:
spent six continuous hours
listening to, and participating in
those volatile discussions in front
of the library. Now as Inreflect
upon the afternoon's arguments,
it seems that all the issues boil
down rather simply to what price
we should pay for peace. The Wal-
laceites think we are not willing
to pay enough; the more conserv-
ative groups believe we have al-
ready surrendered too much.
These points can be thrashed out
only when, and if, ALL the facts
are known. I don't believe either
group has access to sufficient in-
formation to make a decisive
stand. In view of the broader as-
pects of the situation, however,
I don't believe the details are the
vital issues.
The price of peace can be meas-
ured. It can be measured in dollars
and marks; in rubles and pounds.
We can add acres of land to miles
7:30 p.m., Wed., Oct. 13, Russian
Tea Room, Michigan League. Dis-
cussion of Warren's "Original Sin"
and Hodgson's "Eve," in Oscar
Williams Anthology.
Sociedad Hispanica: Meeting, 8
p.m., Oct. 13, Glee Club room,
Michigan Union. A musical pro-
gram is planned featuring a talk
by Mr. Jose Oritz on Latin Amer-
ican music and piano selections
by Manuel Rios.
American Veterans Committee:
Special meeting for the election
of delegates to the National AVC
Convention, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Oct.
14, Michigan Union. This is a
continuation of last week's meet-
ing. Nomination of candidates for
the local chapter's election of of-
ficers, to take place Oct. 21. All

members urged to attend.
United World Federalists, Gen-
eral Chapter Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Wed., Oct. 13, Hussey Room, Mich-
igan League. Agenda: (1) Election
of remaining officers. (2) Discus-
sion of Minimalist vs. Maximalist
World Federation. Speakers. Every
member is asked to bring at least
one potential member to this
meeting. The EVERY-MEMBER-
GET - A - MEMBER Membership
Drive commences with this meet-
All Students: Anyone interested
in trying-out for the staff of the
INKWELL, a student publication,
meet in Rm. 1430 University Ele-
mentary School, 7 p.m., Wed., Oct.
Women of the University Fac-
ulty: Afternoon Tea, 4-6 p.m.,
Wed., Oct. 13, Rm. D, Michigan

of water. We can analyze shift
in population and approximat
spheres of influence. Perhaps les
tangible will be losses of sover~
eignty and disappointments it
compromise. Against this score
we have another column to tally
We can only name the ingredients
for as far as I know there is for
mula, no, matter how complex t
convert these things into dollar:
and acres.
Add to starving children tuber
culosis and rickets. Compute th
cost of millions dying slowly o
radiation burns and cities for
ever sterilized by atom bombs
Evaluate hundreds of thousands o
arms,xlegs, eyes, noses and jaw
bones. Procaine and ether ma3
equate the physical anguish, bu
do we use the British or metri
system to measure the terror? Ii
what currency do we pay for th
plagues of biological warfare? An
if perchance we mortals are ju
a little more powerful than wg
dream, who will be left to multipl3
2 billion people by 5 thousanc
years of civilization.
Who will tell me what peace i,
-Lee E. Paul.

To the Editor:

r HE ACTION of the Universit
in banning the free, unorgan
ized assembly of students near th
Progressive's bootjh this past wee
deserves a most emphatic protes
from all, regardless of politica
opinion. Surely the ban is makin
an elastic use of the Regents' rul
ing which should not apply in thi
case and is to be condemned i
all its suppression of student po
litical activity. This assembly ha
every appearance of being com
pletely spontaneous and therefor
the responsibility can be fastene
on no group.
In the interest of fulfilling th
educational purpose of a univer
sity in educating its students fo
participation in the wider world le
the administration reconsider it
action of Friday and withdraw it
statement considering this assem,
bly as a rally.
Regardless of one's politica
opinions it is fairly easy to se
that this was a good thing for th
students here. We need to hav
our eyes opened so that we ar'
aware of more than the narro
circle" of events on campus. Thes
discussions served an excellen
purpose in awakening interest i
politics and broadening knowledg
of issues in the campaign. Th
lack of opportunity for politica
discussion that was partially lifte
by these gatherings is now un
fortunately back with us.
-P. B. Thomas.

Fifty-Ninth Year

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