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Aged Philosophy

JAMES B. CONANT, president of Harvard,
has suggested in his new book, "Education
in a Divided World," that all men in the
nation that are 18 years of age be drafted
into a national militia for 10 years. His
plan would consist of three or four summer
camps of two or three months plus evening
drill throughout the school year. Only those
with physical disabilities would escape his
As an educator, it would seem impossible
that the president of Harvard should put
forward such an unrealistic plan for the
complete subjugation of the young Ameri-
can male.
On the surface there are three excellent
The part-time student who is working
his way through college, vocational school
or even high school, would be robbed of
the hours he would spend earning the
necessary funds to continue his education.
The student that hopes to correlate his
education with casual jobs in the field he
expects to enter would be thwarted. And
even today, education is woefully distant
from practical application!
Putting the collegian on a drill field
nights and between school years will use
the hours that normally go to social pur-
suits - church, family and friends.
Even deeper criticism of Conant's plan
can be found when its motivating philosophy
is considered.
If there are more doctors, lawyers, engi-
neers and scientists than the country's econ-
omy can support, the result will be "frustrat-i
ed individuals with long education and con-
siderable intelligence," Conant wrote.
So the answer is to eliminate some of
the potential professional men! Yet even
considering the mass production of in-
tellectuals in American colleges, there have
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
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been NO cries of "too many doctors," es-
pecially in the rural South. Repeatedly in-
dustry has called for more engineers and
scientists to harness a world of atomic en-
ergy. And the characteristic high salaries
of the lawyer indicate no shortage there.
President Conant must feel that a third
and possibly a fourth World War is inevit-
able - so inevitable that he is willing to
suggest his drastic plan of militarism.
The future is dismal if we accept his out-
We must relinguish all our hopes and
endeavors for a peaceful world and give
up living useful lives to make sure that
we will continue to have an eating-and-
sleeping kind of survival.,
The philosophy of an old, old man that
belies Conant's 55 years.
-Craig H. Wilson
Pep Rally
OWN at the Union tonight, at 7:15
p.m. sharp, a pep rally will start.
It's been labelled "all-campus" and
"super-colossal." And it will be, if the
people who have been planning it have
anything to say about it.
They've slated a torch-lit parade
down to Ferry Field, led by the Uni-
versity Band and the varsity .cheer-
leaders. At the field, Athletic Director
Fritz Crisler will be on hand to make
his first rally speech in three years.
Radio notables and the West Quad
Glee Club will be at the mike to give this
year's championship-material Wolverines
a big send-off for the Northwestern game
But all the speeches, all the music,
all the cheering will be but as tinkling
cymbals-unless University students-
thousands of 'em-show up, too.
We're the only ones who can make this
a real all-campus rally. It's up to us to
show the team it's got 20,000 loyal,
spirited backers.
We can do it-but only if you are there.
-Mary Stein

Bipartis an
ED SAW MARTIN come striding down the
aisle of the commuters' train. He half
expected Martin to pass him by, because they
had quarreled the last time - on the sub-
ject of national unity, he remembered --but
Martin sat down beside him amiably enough.
"Well," said Martin, "your President sure
pulled a boner, wanting to send Chief Justice
Vinson to see Stalin."
"What's so bad about wanting to send
someone to talk with Stalin?" asked Ed.
"Why, it was just terrible for bipartisan
unity on foreign policy," said Martin. Ed
found himself aware of something faintly
superior in Martin's manner.
"Look, Martin," said Ed. "Suppose
somebody, anybody, had a perfectly bril-
liant idea on how to solve the foreign af-
fairs mess, and suppose the bipartisan
leaders turned the idea down, what would
you do?"
"Do?" said Martin. "Why, I'd be against
it. If an idea hurts bipartisan unity, it's
dangerous and I'm against it."
"Does that mean there are whole sets of
ideas we can no longer even consider?"
"Politics stops at the water's edge," said
Martin firmly. "We need bipartisan agree-
Again Ed had the feeling of something
new, something definitely superior, in Mar-
tin's manner. It iingled with his memories
of their many years of bickering about for-
eign affairs, and it drove him to return to
the fight.
"See here, Martin," he said, "if biparti-
san harmony is so important to us and
the world, would you Republicans wreck
it, just because you disapproved of some-
thing the President did?"
"It'd be his responsibility," said Martin
stubbornly. "Everybody would know that."
Suddenly Ed understood, and completely,
that strange, new, little superior air he had
felt in Martin. In the old days, during all
their foreign policy wrangling, Martin had
had to try to prove that the ideas he enter-
tained were good. It hadn't always been
easy, because Martin had had some honeys,
and often he had squirmed and unhappily
raised his voice. Now it was different. Now
Martin did not have to prove an idea was
good. He had only to prove it was biparti-
san. In the old days he had been unable,
reasonably, to adopt an idea until he could
somehow show it was right. Now he had only
to show that it had been adopted, and that
made it right.
Ed turned back to the window again and
it seemed to him the train was roaring
through unfamiliar country.
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Letters to the Editor ..






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MARIAN ANDERSON'S justly famous
voice was given full display last night in
a recital of works ranging from Handel to
Griffes. The richness of her tone was a
continual source of wonder, despite the slight
deterioration her upper register has under-
gone in recent years.
Unfortunately, most of the singing in the
first half of the program, when Miss An-
derson made extensive use of mezzo-voce,
was obscured by Franz Rupp, whose ac-
companiment was too predominant. The
Ser'se, Recitative and Aria by Handel was
sung with fine feeling for the rhythm and
frank spirit of the work. Legrenzi's Che
Fiero Costume was especially well done,
Miss Anderson realizing all the subtlety
of this charming lyric.
The Schubert group was an unfortunate
selection. Miss Anderson does not project
Schubert's Lieder with the proper intensity.
Suleika and Wohin, lyrical in nature, were
sung well, if somewhat too heavily. Der
Doppelganger and Erlkonig, however, which
are dramatic, did not have the requisite

poignancy. Miss Anderson unduly empha-
sized the last section of the Doppelganger
without building up the despair in the song
sufficiently, so that it lost its impact. In the
Erlkonig she emphasized three distinct per-
sons to such an extent that their interrela-
tion, and consequently the unity of the Lied,
was destroyed.
Miss Anderson was at her best in the
second half, which included songs of
Griffes and Quilter as well as the tradi-
tional Sweet Nightingale and Yarmouth
Fair. The latter especially was beautifully
sung. As in her interpretation of Legrenzi
and Caldara, there was the utmost realiza-
tion of song's inherent charm.
The recital ended with a group of spiri-
tuals, in which Miss Anderson displayed tre-
mendous vocal range and opulence. The low
range of Crucifixion was superbly sustained,
and Roll, Jord'n, Roll had exuberance, but
Miss Anderson marred the others by over-
careful diction and a lack of abandon.
-R. E. Matlaw.




A t Hill Auditorium...
JENNY LAMOUR, with Louis Jouvet, Suzy
Delair, Simone Renant, and Bernard Blier.
AMONG THE TOPICS touched upon by
the latest Art Cinema importation are
the machinations of show business, the in-
constancy of women, paternal affection with
For AlltEars
IT WAS an exciting and rare piece of radio
Commentator Jim Crowley, "breathing
fire" through his microphone last Sunday,
strongly implied that Governor Kim Sigler
"had something to hide" when he refused
to appear on an impartial roundtable with
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wil-
Crowley-a member of the Detroit News
Washington bureau-told the radio audience
that the program could have been held any-
place, anytime last week; anytime conveni-
ent to the Governor. Crowley added that
Sigler was "within shouting distance" of
the studio at the time of the program.
The resulting program was Crowley's
questioning of Williams.
Two things are satisfying about Crowley's
actions. First, he pointed out that whenever
any city, state or nation loses the right to

a racial angle, the murder of a libertine, the
ensuing crime deteption methods, and a few
other incidental perversions and emotional
crises. I think the procucers thought this
was the last movie they were going to make
and they wanted to be sure to cover every-
The idea was to penetrate the inner
lives of each of the characters, and in
this, Jenny Lamour succeeds pretty well.
The acting and personality sketches are
impressive-newcomer Suzy Delair is su-
attempt a profound analysis of half a
perb as the ambitious showgirl. But to
dozen people, and combine it with a plot
which insists on concerning itself with
every contemporary controversial problem
is just a little too much. There is material
here for at least half a dozen movies.
During the later scenes, Jenny Lamour
focuses a little more intelligibly on the mur-
der solution and Louis Jouvet comes into
his own. As the detective who suspects Jenny
and her husband among others, Jouvet's
feeling and dry wit are notable. The natural
presentation of his mulatto son is but one
of the deftly executed scenes. But why, oh
why, did they have to scramble in a bit of
every aspect of life in our time? At any
rate, I don't know where else you can get
so much for fifty cents.
-Carol Anderson.
New Books at General Library

At the Michigan.. .
Wendy Hiller and Roger Livesey.
KNOW WHERE I'M GOING" is a picture
produced by people who knew what
they were doing. A J. Arthur Rank creation,
it is a clinching argument for the popularity
of British films in this country.
Wendy Hiller, the "Pygmalion" star of
several years back, plays the headstrong
woman of the title quote. A moneyed mar-
riage awaits her on an island off the
Scottish coast, but a roaring gale has
delayed the final lap of her journey. Im-
patiently waiting out the storm, she has
for company Roger Livesey, owner of the
Biology and a stranded couple being the
age old formula that it is, too much more
will be a summary rather than a review.
But the simple plot is enriched with fine
photography, unique music, authentic Scotch
settings and picturesque folklore, which gives
it a classical flavor seldom seen at popular
movie houses.
The sea sequence, wherein Miss Hiller
stubbornly tries to cross to the island before
the storm has blown out, is one of the
most realistic and well, , just downright
wettest of its kind. Authentic castles, in-
side and out, and a fabulous thundering
whirlpool all have their place in the story,
and for once you'll not laugh at kilts nor
soon forget the "terrible" curse of the Mac-
Neils of Kiloran.
-Gloria Hunter.
At the State.. .
"RAW DEAL," with Dennis O'Keefe, Claire
Trevor and Marsha Hunt.
THE SCRIPT WRITERS have gummed up
the works again.
O'Keefe, Trevor, and Hunt do what they
can to ressurect the thing, but you can't
make somethin' out of nothin'.
In short, the story is hackneyed, in-
coherent, and-for the most part-very
dull. It's about a guy who breezes inex-
plicably out of the pen, hell-bent on
knocking off a vaguely-presented double-
crosser, who somehow gets tangled up with
two lovesick females.
In the perpetual night-time of B-picture
photography, the grim trio speed about in
station wagons, hide out here and there,

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 the
day preceding publication (11:00
a.m. Saturdays).
VOL. LIX, No. 22
Approved student sponsored so-
cial events for the coming week-
October 15
Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Omi-
cron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta, Delta Chi,
Delta Sigma Delta,Delta Tau Del-
ta, Michigan House, Phi Delta
Theta, Triangle, Zeta Beta Tau,
Zeta Tau Alpha.
October 16
Acacia, Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha
Kappa Kappa, Alpha Tau Omega,
Chi Psi, Delta Delta Delta, Delta
Kappa Epsilon, Delta Sigma Delta,
Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau Delta,
Delta Upsilon.
East Quad, Kappa Sigma, Phi
Alpha Kappa, Phi Chi, Phi Delta
Theta, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi
Kappa Psi, Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi
Sigma Delta, Phi Sigma Kappa, Pi
Lambda Phi, Psi Upsilon, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Nu, Sigma
Phi,'Theta Ci, Theta Delta Chi,
Theta Xi, Trigon, Zeta Psi.
October 17
Intercollegiate Zionist Federa-
tion, Zeta Beta Tau.
Northwestern game open houses
may be held in officially organ-
ized student residences on Satur-
day, Oct. 16, between 11:30 a.m.
and 1:30 p.m. for pre-game func-
tions and between 5 and 7 p.m. for
the post-game functions.
Women Students attending the
Esquir'e Ball, Oct. 16, have 1:30
a.m. permission. Calling hours will
not be extended.
School of Education Faculty:
First regular meeting will be held
Mon., Oct. 18, 4:15 p.m., U. Ele-
mentary School Library.
Dept. of Aeronautical Engineer-
ing: Mr. C. D. Pence, of the De-
troit office of Westinghouse Elec-
tric Corp. will be in Rm. 1077 E.
E. Bldg. Tues., Oct. 19, to inter-
view Senior and Graduate Aero
and Mechanical Engineering stu-
dents leaving in Feb., 1949 who
are interested in jet-engine re-
search. Those desiring interviews,
please consult the schedule on the
Aero. Eng. bulletin board.
Ushers for Jazz Band Concerts:
will the following please call at
the box office, Hill Aud., for their
passes for the Kenton concert,
between 5 and 6 p.m. today. First
Floor: Harriet Adams, Donald Au-
tore, Richard Bender, John Car-
ter, Nancy Coleman, Ellen Crow-
ley, Victor Dunaitis, Mary Ed-
wards, Frank Essenberger, Dolores
Essenberger, Lester Florant, Elaine
Giese, Anne Grainger, Richard
Hait, Dorothy Heldreth, Howard
D. Johnson, Jackie Koch, Lois
Kuengeter, Jean K. Leonard, Ina
Jean MacDonald, Jerry Mehlman,
Alvin J. Mendelson, Robert Mer-
sereau, Arthur Nevins, Wa ren
Rahn, W. C. Schadford, Richard
Schultz, J. Wenk; First Balcony:
Robert E. Baker, Harrold Barrial,
Myron J. Craver, Walter Gacek,

John Guettler, Gerald Harmsen,
Edward L. Hill, Howard Summer,
Larry Jeu, Robert S. Kinoshita,
Carol Jean Laulis, Robert S. Mil-
ler, George Mills, Norton Salk,
William Rosnyai, John Russell,
Gordon Saxon, Gertrude Scheer,
Joseph Simpson, Rosemary Sut-
ter, James L. Williams.
Second Balcony: Charles Brasch,
Max Anthony Gozesky, Bud Hag-
en, Leo W. Hauser, Paul Kast,
Athena Laskarides, William Lax-
ton, John LeValley, Roy McEl-
haney, Glenn E. Mencer, Herbert
Edward Neil, Mark E. Neville,
James W. Rutledge, Murray Sayre,
Douglas B. Scott, Roy Slovenko,
Sam Stedman, Robert A. Stevens,
Paul Stoner, Tom Stuart, Donald
Theisen, K. Van Der Kolk, David
Charles Weaver.
University Lecture: Mr. A. den
Doolaard, Dutch author and jour-
nalist, will speak on the subject,
"Walcheren-A Chapter in Hol-
land's Fight Against the Sea," at
4:15 p.m., Wed., Oct. 20, Rack-
ham Amphitheatre; auspices of
the Department of Civil Engineer-
ing. The public is invited.
Academic Notices
Astronomical Colloquium: 4:15
p.m., Fri., Oct. 15, at the Observa-
Speakers: Dr. Leo Goldberg and
Dr. Orren C. Mohler. Title: Re-
port on the Zurich I.A.U. meet-
Biological Chemistry: Seminar
will be held on Fri., Oct. 15, 4 p.m.,
Rm. 319, W. Medical Bldg. Sub-
ject: "Protein - Carbohydrates
and Bacterial Polysaccharides."
All interested are invited.
German 33 will meet in Room
406 Library startingthis Satur-
Drawings and Water Colors
from the collection of John S.
Newberry, Jr., and Prints by the
Graphic Circle: Museum of Art,
Alumni Memorial Hall, daily 9
a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays 2-5 p.m. The
public is invited.
Events Today
German Coffee Hour: 3:00-4:30
p.m., Michigan League Coke Bar.
All interested students and fac-
ulty members are invited.
Wallace Progressives: Impor-
tant meeting of Executive Com-
mittee, 4:30 p.m., Michigan
League. All members invited to at-
UWF Publicity Committees:
Meeting at 5 p.m., Michigan Un-
ion. Anyone interested in any
phase of publicity activity is
urged to attend.
Armenian Students Association
Wiener Roast: Meet in front of the
sRackham Bldg. at 7:30 p.m.
sharp. All students of Armenian
descent are welcome.
Art Cinema League and Asso-
ciation of Independent Men pres-
ent "Jenny Lamour," French film
with English titles at 8:30 p.m.,
Fri. and Sat.,_Hill Auditorium.
Roger Williams Guild: Home-

The Daly accords its readers the
privilege of submitting letters for
publication in this column. Subnect
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 lettersand 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.
* * *
Another Angle
To the Editor:
THE RECENT enforcement of
the Regents ruling on political
speeches and speakers, with re-
gard to the gatherings on the Diag,
is a logical outcome of the orig-
inal ban. One might argue that
Dean Walters ruling was extreme-
ly technical but it is certainly
within the spirit of the Regents'
Mr. Walter is not a policy-mak-
er. His job carries the responsi-
bility of enforcement and execu-
tion of this policy laid down for
him and the other officers and ex-
ecutives of this University by the
representatives of the people of
Michigan, the Board of Regents.
The above is not to be inter-
preted as a support of the Re-
gents' ban. I, myself; have taken
part in the informal discussions on
the Diag. I have also gone emphat-
ically on record as opposing the
Regents' ban. I shall continue to
fight the Regents' ban by every
possible means.
However, the attack should be
concentrated on the Regents and
the people who elect them: name-
ly, the voters of Michigan. Con-
vince them of the necessity of un-
trammeled speech, of the long-
range stpidity of petty bans. This
can be iest done by open forums,
on or off the campus, and con-
tinual education through public
and organizational meetings, not
by ineffectual, though interesting,
small Diag gatherings.
AVC attempted to hold a Forum
early this semester to discuss these
matters. It was killed by a group
who, for varied reasons, felt it
were better to fight the Regents'
ban by not holding a Forum.
A committee, headed by Edward
Yellin and Bud Aronson, was set
up to fight the Regents' ban. That
was three weeks ago. Nothing has
come out of this committee yet.
At last week's AVC meeting, this
same committee was given a man-
date by the membership, by a vote
of 112 to 8 with 2 or 3 absten-
tions, to organize a Civil Liberties
Forum off campus. Nothing has
come out of this committee yet. If
this letter serves to prod the com-
mittee into action, it will have
served its purpose.
This committee, I might add, is
currently representative of the
rank and file membership of AVC.
-Edwar Tumin.
To the Editor:
To PUT it mildly, I was exceed-
ingly disturbed by the asser-
tion of Messrs. Carneiro, Cook and
Abrams that B. S. Brown's visual
acuity was not what it should be.
B. S. and I have often heard
that four out of five girls are
beautiful .. . etc., and after care-
fully observing the Michigan coeds
have come to the conclusion that
it is fallacious.
We not only consider Michigan
coeds beautiful, but we are con-
vinced that their beauty is on a
Talent Show at the Guild House
at 8:30 p.m.
Coming Events
lBllel. Foundation: Sabbath
Evening Services, 7:45 p.m. Forum
on "National Student Associa-
tion." Social hour-refreshments.

Membership Rally, 3:30 p.m.
Everyone welcome.
Acolytes: The Acolytes will
hold a meeting on Mon., Oct. 18,
7:30 p.m., W. Conference Rm.,
Rackham Bldg. Jacques L. Salvan,
Professor of French at Wayne
University, Detroit, will read a
paper on Existentialism. Meeting
is open to the public.
IZFA: General meeting, 7:45 p.m.
Tues., Oct. 19, at Hillel. Speaker,
recently returned from Europe,
will talk on "Anti-Semitism in
Europe." A film will be shown
and refreshments served. Every-
body welcome.
Graduate Outing Club: Meet at
2:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 17, N.W. en-
trance, Rackham Bldg. for out-
door activity. Sign up at Check-
room desk before 11 a.m. Sat.
All graduates welcome.

much higher plane than that of
coeds at all of the other univer-
sities and colleges we have visited.
We will admit that the Purdue
lovelies came close to threatening
the Michigan supremacy, but we
don't think they quite 'made it.
Gentlemen, we have never met
you, but yours seems to be either
a case of delusional psychosis or
perhaps simple frustration. You
admit that you weren't able to in-
duce some of Purdue's comelier
specimens to transfer to Michigan.
Is it possible that you have had
the same sort of luck in inducing
Michigan's girls to go out with
Frankly, we think you owe our
lovely coeds an apology. That four
out of five statement is getting a
little trite, and we are tired of
hearing it - especially when it
doesn't say a thing.
-Mel Marsch.
Call the Bluff
To the Editor:
Sam Grafton and other viewers-
with-alarm have been plaintively
calling for an American peace of-
fensive. Why, they wonder, do we
let Russia make the proposals for
disarmament. Why don't we call
their bluff and make it clear to
all the world that we are honestly
and whole-heartedly in favor of
an end to the cold war, an end to
fear and distrust, and a return to
a working friendship?
Warren Austin knows why:
"Disarmament is impossible in a
world where the Soviet battle cry
is 'wreck and destroy'." The cur-
rent Soviet battle cry is for an
immediate one-third disarmament.
What will that wreck and destroy?
Our immediate bi-partisan pro-
gram of Marshall Plan, Truman
Doctrine, Project X, 70-Group Air
Force, and the Draft? Or perhaps
a one-third cut in our present
multi-billion dollar arms appro-
priations--wrecking our booming
inflation economy.
There won't be a bi-partisan
peace offensive because they have
too much at stake in the cold war.
Our foreign policy has become a
policy of economic imperialism; of
conquest and control of markets,
raw materials and industries.
When have imperialists ever been
interested in disarmament?
No, our Austin's will rant and
writhe, but they won't disarm.
They'll scream "sabotage" and
talk peace to death. Though Aus-
tin said "the world situation is too
grave to permit further play with
words," he declared, "the U.S. will
support a British resolution pin-
nng blame for lack of control on
armaments on Russia, and a
Syrian proposal that the U.N.
commission for conventional arms
get back on the job."
-Bill Carter

Fifty-Ninth Year

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