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Musical Dearth.

N THESE PARTS, the music-lover has a
choice of radio stations in Kalamazoo,
Pontiac (we think) and Chatham, Ontario,
if he wants to listen to the New York Phil-
harmonic broadcasts.
For the third straight week, there has
been no Detroit station that would broad-
cast these Sunday afternoon concerts. The
curious thing is that this season the Phil-
harmonic has a sponsor again, Standard
Oil of New Jersey, no less. Standard not
only went to pay for the privilege of
broadcasting the music, but engaged
Deems Taylor as commentator and
thought up . a scheme of bringing three
youngsters to New York every weekend,
in order to establish a more personal re-
lationship between the audience and the
professional musician.
We thought it a fine idea. But what is
the use of giving a few hand-picked young-
sters a chance to see musical New York
from both sides of the stage, when the pow-
erful, clear channel CBS outlet in Detroit,
the only station of the Columbia Broad-
casting System that many listeners of the
Detroit area can pick up, uses its Sunday
afternoons to broadcast minor football
games or other non-musical programs?
We have certainly nothing against the
airing of sports programs, and recognize
that perhaps even a majority prefers not
to listen to "classical" music. This is
debatable, as the N.Y. Philharmonic has
consistently had more radio listeners than'
almost any other program (for exact in-
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the vizews of the writers only.

formation, consult your local Hooper rat-
ing chart). But what should be obvious is
that in a democracy-which for us has a
connotation of individualism-minorities
must also have' a chance in their pursuit
of happiness. When we have a commissar
for music, then we may turn in our vari-
ous receiving sets and get a beautiful M1Al
model where you push a button and may-
be control the volume. Until then, let
there be a few programs for the minority
of adult tastes.
The Federal Communications Commis-
sion, which since 1934 has licensed thousands
of commercial radio stations, once said
something about airwaves belonging to the
people and broadcasters having a responsi-
bility toward the public. Because different
people have different tastes, different sta-
tions operate to bring different programs at
the same time. If the fourth-largest city
in the United States, with six radio stations,
and many more in the immediate vicinity,
cannot carry a 90-minute program that has
been established for a good many years and
which has become a symbol for Sunday af-
ternoon listening, there is something wrong
in the system somewhere.
One can understand many things; one
can even understand how, for several
years, the N.Y. Philharmonic was cut off
thirty minutes early in Detroit, in order
to make room for Father Coughlin. After
all, the music was then brought as a "pub-
lic service" on a sustaining basis, and
some people believe that you can perform
music by the hour, or the half-hour, al-
though these same people would, probably
never dream of cutting off a baseball,
game in the middle of an inning.
But now that some perfectly respectable
companies are willing to put some money
into high-class musical programs, what's
holding up the show?
-John Neufeld.

Glad He Said It

MR. TRUMAN will perhaps not get very
many more votes by reminding the
country that "the Republican leaders were
mainly isolationists" only eight years ago.
But I am glad he made the speech, because
it is useful for us to have our memories re-
freshed about American isolationism. We
don't hear much about isolationism nowa-
days, because it has been swallowed up in
the bipartisan approach to foreign policy.
But I have a feeling that isolationism has
made its mark 6n the bipartisan accord,
perhaps a decisive one, and that is going
to be my text for the day, even though it
was not Mr. Truman's.
If you will remembeir, the bipartisan
accord on foreign policy was set up in
order to get the isolationists to support the
Charter of the United Nations; it was set
up to avoid Wilson's mistake of not deal-
ing with the Republicans when he was
helping to establish the League of Nations.
The idea was that this time the Republi-
cans, though still in part isolationist,'
would be in on the thing from the begin-
ning; their advice would be taken, their
counsel sought, in order to obtain their
support for the United Nations and a
united world.
It seems to me interesting that the bipar-
tisan accord and the "get tough with Rus-
sia" policy flowered at about the same time.
In the spring of 1945 we had the bipartisan
accord to bolster the Charter, but by the fall
of that year we were already engaged in
bitter dispute with Russia. Now this may be
coincidence, of course, and it was certain-

ly helped along by many Russian stupidities,
but I have a deep feeling that the "get
tough with Russia" policy was part of the
price that was paid for the bipartisan ac-
cord, that a number of ex-isolationist Re-
publicans carried their anti-Russian feel-
ings into that accord, and colored it. And
there are statements on the record, of
course, in which leading Republicans boast
that the G.O.P. forced the "get tough" policy
on the Administration.
We come now to the Marshall Plan,
conceived last year as a measure for Euro-
pean recovery. It, too, needed bipartisan
support in order to pass Congress. It ob-
tained that support. But again, perhaps,
a price was paid. For whereas, originally,
the plan had been conceived as a scheme
for rehabilitation, as, in large part, a plan
for trade between West and East in Eur-
ope, the emphasis changed radically dur-
ing the Congressional debate. The plan
became, almost overnight, a defense mea-
sure against Russia, there seemed to be a
feeling that Congress would not pass it
unless it were offered in these terms, un-
less it were given an almost military sig-
There were conservative observers, no
great friends of Russia, who were deeply
disturbed by that debate, who felt that the
chief purpose of the plan, the restoration
of continental trade in Europe, was being'
defeated by the hostile mood in which the
plan was being "sold" to Congress. The bi-
partisan accord survived; the plan was
passed; but, again, anti-Russianism was the
cement that held the accord together.
Copyright, 1948, New York Post Corporation)

21,000 people in Ann Arbor have some-
thing really big in common-they all at-
tend the University of Michigan.
But of that 21,000 how many do you
know? How many do you know even well
enough to say "Hi" to when you pass on
campus? Probably no more than a few
hundred. And why?
We attend classes containing some-
times as many as 300 fellow-students. We
live in dorms, rooming houses, sorority
and fraternity houses along with many
more of our fellow students.
We belong to campus organizations,
with still a different group, and we fre-
quent restaurants and night spots packed
almost exclusively with University men
and coeds.
Day after day, on our way to and from
classes we pass myriads more. Faces get to be
familiar after a while. Yet how many of us
take a minute for a smile and greeting in
our travels around campus?
Pitifully few.
As a result of an experiment conducted
by several members of The Daily staff, it
was found that most students will respond
if greeted, whether or not they know who
is saying "hello."
Maybe people are too shy to be the
first to say "howdy," when they see some-
one they think they may know. Or maybe
they're too lazy.
At any rate, we think it's time something
was done about it.
Somethink was done about it at North
Texas University, where the Student Senate
and the Women's Forum co-sponsored a
"Howdy Week." It was met with enthusiastic
Our own Student Legislature, Assembly,
Association of Independent Men, Pan-
Hellenic, Inter-Fraternity Council, and
Inter-Cooperatvie Council would be doing
the student body a real service if they
established and backed an annual "Mich-
igan Howdy Week," whose spirit could be
maintained throughout the school year.
All that would be required of us would
be a friendly smile and "hello" when passing
each other on campus, in classes or in our
respective residences.
Students should arouse their organizations
to action on this project.
Seldom can such dividends be realized
from sucsh a small investment as a big
-Fredrica Winters.
Don McNeil.
Craig Wilson.
Al Blumrosen.
Current Movies
At the State ...
Bendix and Claire Trevor.
THE BABE RUTH STORY is just about
what the name implies, although not
being informed on the biography of the King
of Swat, I can't tell you how much of it
is fiction and how much fact.
It undertakes a fairly comprehensive
sketch, starting with his early days on
the Baltimore waterfront, school life, and
his first appearances on the mound. Even-
tually the greatest drawing card in the
history of the game, there were a lot of
balls over home plate between those days
and his recent fatal illness.
The film spotlights outstanding incidents
along the way, and the number of sports
headlines flashed across the screen must
have kept the research department in a
dither for weeks. William Bendix seems to
be putting his all into portraying the hero
of baseball, and in a few distance shots his
huge build gives you the fleeting feeling
that it is the Babe up there. But Babe

Ruth's face is too well known; as Larry
Parks was himself plus Jolson's voice, Bendix
is just Bendix, voice au natural. He has just
suddenly become a terrific ball player, and
that's about all there is to recommend him.
Claire Trevor is quite lovely as Mrs. Ruth,
and they make a great to do over Babe's
love of children. Many of the emotional
scenes are very badly overdone, but a real
life hero can only expect super-hero treat-
ment on the screen.
-Gloria Hunter.
* *4
At the Michigan...
Morgan and Jack Carson.
THERE IS the most superb Disney short
showing at the Michigan this week-
alone well worth the price of admission.
However, we didn't know that fact when
we clonked down our four bits. Instead, we
entered the theatre snarling quietly at hav-
ing a Morgan-Carson feature as this week's
main dish.
And yet it must be admitted that we were
fairly well satisfied when it was over.
Let's put it this way: If you're in no
mood for any cinematic monkey business,
stay home; but, on the other hand, if
you're at peace with the world and have
an appetite for some pleasant visual
cotton candy, this is your dish.
Carson and Morgan-the Warner Broth-
ers' closest approximation to Hope and
Crosby-romp through the plotless epic'
with relaxing abandon.
However, we feel forced to mention some
esnecially novins fill-in foatape which

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any. 4:15 p.m.. Tues. Oct. 19
Rackham Amphitheatre.
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.
Prof. John P. Dawson of the Law
School, recently Foreign Tradi'
Administrator in the Greek Gov-
ernment, will talk on the subject,
"The Green Dilemma" at 4:15 p.m.
Thurs., Oct. 21, Rm. 100 Hutchins
Hall; auspices of the Law School.
The public is invited.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for. Hen-
ry Allen Bruinsma, Musicology;
thesis: "The Souterliedekens and
its Relation to Psalmody in the
Netherlands," 1:30 p.m., Tues.,
Oct. 19, East Council Room, Rack-
ham Bldg. Chairman, Raymond
Doctoral Examination for Jo-
seph Wilmer Menge, Education;
thesis: "An Experimental Study of
Sampling Procedure for the De-
termination of Achievement Test
Norms in a City School System,"
2 p.m., Wed., Oct. 20, East Council
Room, Rackham Building. Chair-
man, Clifford Woody.
Aerodynamics Seminar: 4-6 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 20, Rm. 1508 E. Engi-
neering Bldg. Topic: Discussion
of papers reviewed to date.
Botanical . Sern cn a r : Open
meeting, 4 p.m., Wed., Oct. 20,
Rm. 1139 Natural Science Bldg.
Paper: "The Problem of Species-
delimitation in the North Ameri-
can Black Cherries," by Rogers
Mathematics Colloquium: 4 p.m.,
Tues., Oct. 19, Rm. 3201 Angell
Hall. Professor Piranian will talk
on "The integral representations
of Hausdorff transformations."
Orientation Seminar: 4:30 p.m.,
Wed., Oct. 20, Rm. 3001 Angell
Hall. Mr. Kenneth Wood will dis-
cuss Factor Analysis.
Graduate Students in English
intending to take the preliminary
examinations for the doctorate
during the fall semesterdshould
leave their names with Professor
Marckwardt before Friday. Oct.
Sociedad Hispanica present Ar-
turo de Cordoba in "Noche de los
Mayas" at 8:30 p.m., Tuesday and
Wednesday at Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre. All seats reserved.
Sigma Delta Chi: 7:30 p.m.,
newsroom, Haven Hall. Lee White,
of the Detroit News, will be pres-
Events Today
Phi Lambda Upsilon: Meeting,
8 p.m., East Conference Room,
Rackham Bldg. The subject of dis-
cussion is "My personal random
impressions of Michigan compared
with . . . . All members are urged
to contribute.

U. of M. Rifle Team: Meeting, 7
p.m., Basement, ROTC, range fir-
ing permitted.
Women of the University Fac-,
ulty: Dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m.,
Michigan League. Regent Vera B.
Baits will speak on "The Chang-
ing Chatelaine."
Polonia Club Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
International Center. Students of
Polish descent are invited. Regu-
lar members are requested to bring
whatever school supplies they can
spare to give to needy Polish stu-
dents in Europe.

"Boy, What A Relief From The Campaign!"
' -'


I.R.A. Executive Committee:
p.m., Michigan Union.


Letters to the Editor ...

United World Federalist: Edu-
cation Committee meeting, 7:30
p.m., Michigan League. Come pre-
pared to take notes.
Sociedad Hispanica: Tutoring
sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays,
4 p.m., and Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
Consult Sociedad Hispanica bul-
letin board, Romance Languages
Building for schedule of sections.
IZFA: General meeting, 7:45
p.m., at Hillel. The speaker who
recently returned from Europe,
will talk on "Anti-Semitism in
Europe." A film will be shown.
Everyone welcome.
Christian Science Organization:
Meeting, 7:30 p.m.; Upper Room,
Lane Hall.
Coming Events
Research Club: Meeting, 8 p.m.,
Wed., Oct. 20, Rackham Amphi-
theatre. Papers: Prof. Karl Lit-
zenberg, "The Victorians and the
World Abroad;" Dr. Bradley M.
Patten, "Valvular Action of a
Primitive Type in the Embryonic
Heart," illustrated by micro-mov-
ing pictures.
Delta Sigma Pi, Professional
Business Fraternity: Formal
Pledging, 8 p.m., Wed., Oct. 20,
Chapter House.
Pi Lambda Theta: 8 p.m., Thurs.,
Oct. 21, Children's Library, Uni-
versity Elementary School. Miss
Louise Markhus will speak to the
group about her trip to Europe.
U. of M. Radio Club: Meeting,
7:30 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 21, Rm.
1084 E. Engineering Bldg. Films on
telegraph printer operation and
the modern Aladdin's Lamp (nar-
ratedbyLowell Thomas) will be
Modern Poetry Club: 7:30 p.m.,
Wed., Oct. 20, Russian Tea Room,
Michigan League. Topic: Obscur-
ity in Modern Poetry. See Yeats,
"The Second Coming;" Auden,
"Petition;" both in Oscar Wil-
liams anthology.
All Students: Anyone interest-
ed 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.
Le Cercle Francais: Meeting, 8
p.m., Thurs., Oct. 21, Hussey
Room, Michigan League. Prof.
Rene Talamon, of the Romance
Language Department, will offer a
"Lecture Dramatique." New mem-
bers accepted.

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 arereceived 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.
Green Grass
To the Editor:
The time worn adage about the
grass being greener on the other
side of the fence is once again be-
ing attested to-in this case, the
specific side of envy being occu-
pied by the coeds of Purdue Uni-
versity. A newcomer to this cam-
pus, I can not help but observe
that Michigan human nature, be-
ing but one small niche of an all-
inclusive 'universal pattern, con-
stantly sees the Utopia just beyond
the horizon.
Messrs. Carneiro, Cook and Ab-
rams (proponents of the wgreen
grass theory) will probably be sur-
prised to learn that my former
Alma Mater was, according to the
saying, also plagued with an over-
abundance of that fifth girl-the
other four being unfortunately
and unfairly distributed among
every other college campus save
ours. Aggravating the situation,
the male population there out-
numbered our already limited
choice by sixfold - incidentally,
making Michigan's ratio of about
three toyone look like rather lush
and easy pickin's..,
However, my compliments to the
above gentlemen for recognizing
beauty along the banks of the Wa-
bash where the lovelies of Purdue
take nor need any apology. But
kudos to Mel Marsch in his de-
fense if an equally fine and more
abundant set of females, the coeds
of Michigan, who need not step
aside for any.
As for myself, I'll take them
where I find them and be content
at that.
-Morris G. Shanker
* *. *.
Look At Us
To the Editor:
DEAR MESSRS. Carneiro, Cook
and Abrams:
Obviously you have never seen
us. We are lovely. Are you lovely,
-Jo Strain.
Ida Greenswag.
'* * *
Tch, Tch, Telt
To the Editor:
THE NEXT LOGICAL step in the
administration's campaign
against expressions of opinion on
the Diag and elsewhere would
seem to be an order calling for
the removal of a certain sign at
the center of campus. It uses of all
words . . . progressive . . . Seems
Stan Kenton will be here for a
"progressive jazz concert"
Naughty, naughty.
-Robert Greene.
Classroom Religion
To the Editor:
MAY I be permitted to extend
my sympathy to Mr. Krause?
I can recall my own anguish when,
as a child, I discovered that Santa
Claus was only a myth. Since I've
matured, however, I can't honestly
say that I regret having been ex-
posed to this enlightening bit of
knowledge. It marked the be-
ginning of a lifelong scientific
probing into all things. The re-
sults unearthed have turned out to
be most amazing. It's quite in-
credible how much fable is being

accepted for fact, even today.
What quandary does Mr. Krause
imagine Astronomy would find it-
self in now, had all its investi-
gators persisted in retaining the
traditional ideas concerning the
earth's place in the universe? And
how could Biology make any in-
telligible contribution to our
knowledge of vital trends and
functions, relying on the Bible as
an authoritative source? How
much material would all the other
sciences have contributed to our
brief span herecon earth, had they
insisted on retaining the absurd
explanations. regarding man and
the universe passed down to them
by those who were less favored
-than we with technical equipment
to explore the unknown?
If Mr. Krause would rather not
expose his time-hallowed beliefs
to the contaminating influence of
historical and experimental facts,
a modern university is no place for
him. The theories of Copernicus,

Galileo, and Darwin are today
discussed in most of them.
His oblique criticism of one of
the courses offered in the psychol-
ogy department is most uncalled
for. There is nothing flippant in
Dr. Sheppard's presentation of
that course. The real objection, I
suspect, lies in the subject-matter
discussed. That popular fairy-
tales, and ancient myths are not
read in this course is no reason
for anyone to attack it.
We should be attending college
to learn facts. As long as these
facts remain valid conclusions of
objective investigation, there can
be no justification for protest. To
expect anyone to rationalize ob-
servable data to fit popular no-
tions, is demanding a bit too much,
especially of sincere, intellectually
honest investigators.
Why not insist on an outright
silencing of this "controversial"
subject? Wasn't this method found
to be most effective-in the Dark
-Walter K. Stanton.



To the Editor:
(definition furnished on re-
quest!) finds himself in a terrific
quandary these days. No matter
how earnestly he searches his soul,
the light usually fails to illumine
the straight and narrow path
which all good liberals should
tread on election day.
To vote for Wallace is to back
a candidate with a sublime ca-
pacity to close his mind to dis-
agreeable facts.
To vote for Truman is to sup-
port one whose incompetence is
admitted not only by Republicans
and Progressives, but by Demo-
crats as well.
To vote the Republican ticket
is to identify oneself with the party
which, over the past 20 years,
has fought virtually every worth-
while domestic reform that has
been proposed.
Of course, it is arguable that
Truman is the lesser of three evils.
Or one can vote for Dewey on the
assumption (perhaps justified)
that his viewpoint is in advance
of his party. But neither alterna-
tive is an appetizing one.
For myself, I had hoped to have
a chance to vote for William O.
Douglas this year. As things stand,
this looks to me like an ideal time
to cast a Socialist vote.
The historical record is clear.
Votes for minority parties are not
wasted-not, at least, if those par-
ties have something constructive to
offer. The major parties invari-
ably get uneasy when a heavy vote
is cast for a minority party. The
ensuing theft of the latter's planks
is one way America moves for-
-Reo M. Christenson.

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Fifty-Ninth Year

'Hummon' and the Wizard

A TLANTA-With fear, or with gleeful an-
ticipation, or with a kind of wary hope-
fulness, Georgians are waiting to see what a
new Talmadge regime will be like. No one
really knows what face the next Governor,
Herman Talmadge, known as "Young Hum-
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A t Lydia Mendelssohn . .
turo de Cordoba and Estela Inda.
r OUGH AT TIMES as entangled as the
Yucatan jungle in which it is set, this
film does a creditable job of presenting its
now strange, now familiar, but always
gripping plot.
It is a tale of the tragedy wrought when
a white man, equipped with gifts, guns,
and an irresistible charm, interrupts the
simple life of an isolated Mayan village.
And it is the story of the suffering that
can result from the savage laws of a semi-
heathen people.
Arturo de Cordoba comes through with a
fine portrayal of Uz, the town's model youth.
As a lover his naivete easily matches the
rharm of Miiel. the white intruder who

mon," will show to the world. If outward
appearances count for anything, "Young
Hummon" should provide a sharp contrast
to his father, "Old Gene" Talmadge. But a
good many shrewd observers here who have
watched the younger man in action fear
that outward appearances count for very
Certainly there is a surface contrast.
01' Gene's loud bellowings, his single red
gallus, his thick "woolhat" diction, have
all been discarded. Instead, Young Hum-
mon goes in for neat blue suits, flowered
ties, a suave manner, and grammar, even
on the hustings.
Yet astute Georgians are asking them-
selves just how far this conversion to mod-
eration and respectability will go. One high-
ly significant index will be the future rela-
tionship between Young Hummon and one
of his most ardent supporters, Doc Green,
imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
In his way, of course, the doctor is emi-
nently respectable. His new red brick subur-
ban house has a determined air of respec-
tability. So does his dentist's office, with its
aging magazines, its faded copy of Hippo-
crates Oath, and its vintage red leather
dentist's chair.
The imperial wizard will never himself
be an important political figure. Yet he
is an important political symbol. For the
moment, although it is growing, his Ku-
Klux Klan is more silly than anything

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I've been elected head of a PTA committee
to persuade the new owner of the Hegdisch
estate to sell the town the bit of land we
need for the annex to the school. John-

Mr. O'Malley my Fairy Godfather is
going to see him too, Mom. So Gus
the Ghost won't have to move out of
th hmfar hose when he movas in-

His name is
Merrie. And
hie's staying

Maybe the Parents-Teachers
Association and I can pool
our influence Barnaby. I'll
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