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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

r THURSDAY, OCTOBER. 21,1 1949~

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Problem Solved?

A NEWS STORY with a significant date-
line has thrown a lot of light on the
recent trend of the U.S., Britain and France
to receive Franco into the Western Powers
bloc.
The story came from London several
days ago and told how Franco and the
Republicans had reached an agreement,
a peaceful solution to the problem of
dictatorship or republic that has been
bothering a lot of people since 1938.
Despite the fact that many people simply
don't believe that the right wing socialists,
who back the return of a monarchy in Spain
would sell out; the fact that the story was
released from London, not Madrid, shows
the fine hand of the British Foreign Office
in the background.
The story behind the maneuverings of the
British government is /at the same time
simple and complicated. The ends desired
by both the British and American govern-
ments seem to be the joining of Spain with
the rest of the Western bloc. But the means
by which this hat trick is to be accomplished
have brought a split among Marshall, Bevin
and Schuman.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: CRAIG H. WILSON

Marshall has called for the UN to forgive
Franco and let Spain in directly, without
any fuss. His statement of this objective
led to a loud howl from those who re-
membered Franco as the man who prayed
for a Hitler victory in the war only four
years ago and who actually sent troops to
fight on the Russian front.
Apparently this act of war against our
former ally has turned out to be a big
point in Franco's favor. It established him
as an anti-Communist, which nowadays is
the main criterion in a lot of circles by
which a man or nation is judged-any
fascistic tendencies to the contrary not-
withstanding.
Britain and France were not very en-
thusiastic about this in the first place.
The Foreign offices of those countries,
used to the devious ways of European di-
plomacy, preferred to try and get Spain
into the UN without the stigma of Franco
if possible.
And so, the story from London about the
deal between the all-powerful dictator and
the helpless government in exile.
What the British have forgotten is the
obvious fact that nobody can make a deal
on these terms. A monarchy can come to
Spain only with the blessings of Franco.
It is very doubtful that the type of mon-
archy that Franco would support could go
very far toward giving the people of Spain
any kind of freedom.
-Al Blumrosen.

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IT OroHAIPENS...
s Proletarian Note

'1

Come the Revolution.. .
FROM HIS vantage point high in Hill Aud-
itorium's second balcony, a local avowed
Communist was heard to comment during
a recent concert: "This is the first time the
upper classes have been beneath me!"
* * * *
Conversion.. .
RIOT NEARLY broke out at the head-
quarters of the local Democrats when
a probing Daily reporter, poking through
a desk drawer, came up with a "Dewey-
Warren-VOLUNTEER" button.
Officials hastily explained that it was
taken from the lapel of a "convert."
Anything for a Vet.. .
THE ABSENT-MINDED professor is with
us again.
An engineering student, getting his vet-
eran's requisition supply blank in order dur-
ing a "Concrete Mixtures" class decided to
put down a concrete mixer on the card.
A concrete mixer, we understand, costs in
the thousands.
But sure enough. The instructor, a dean
of the engineering school, authorized the
requisition.
* * * *
Nobody Knows Nuthin ..
MAYBE movie producers are getting
cagy these days. At any rate, they've

been coming forth with a rather ambigu-
ous assortment of picture titles.
In the past week we've had "The Street
with No Name" and "Letter to an Un-
known Woman." Now all we need is a
picture called "The Anonymous City," or
possibly just "The Movie with No Title."
* * * *
Who's Frustrated? ...
THE PSYCHOLOGY 51 lecture on the
emotional frustrations of infancy was in-
terrupted by the loud rumbling noise of a
lawn mower going round and round outside
the window. The instructor stopped and
waited. The class leaned back and took it
easy.
The grass cutter finally left and the in-
structor was just getting into the subject
of infant frustrations when the attention of
the class again wandered. Outside the win-
dow a white frame house glided nonchalantly
by with a man perched sidesaddle on its
roof. It stopped at the intersections like a
good pedestrian, then continued on its way.
The students sat and watched it pass.
The instructor watched, too.
Subject for next Psychology 51 lecture:
The Emotional Frustrations of Adults.
* * * *
It Would Be Hard-...
OVERHEARD on State Street:
"Of course, she's trying to overcome a
serious personality difficulty."
"How so?"
"She doesn't have one."

Hard Decisions
FOR THAT most frustrated of animals, the
liberal who fears Communism, there is
only one course to follow in deciding where
to draw the line in aiding causes receiving
Communist support.
Each time he attends a campus meeting,
votes in a national election or signs a
petition, he must consider whether his
action will be more beneficial to himself
or others fighting the same battle for dif-
ferent reasons.
If he is given to talking to himself, he
might say:
Is this what I want?
Is this what the Communists want?
Do I want it more than they do?
The whole problem of where to get off the
free-thinking bandwagorr that allegedly
wheels off to Moscow is one of degree. How
far can we go in supporting ideals we know
to be right, when they are being used for
ideological purposes?
The problem is made more complex by
two factors. First, Communism is more
than just an economic system-its rami-
fications extend through every phase of
man's relations. It claims for itself equal-
ity of all men, regardless of color. It also
asks equality of opportunity-or lack of
opportunity. Here , both systems are in
fundamental agreement. It is only the
personal, emotional attitude of handfuls
of our peoples that deny those principles.
Thus the door is open for Communists to
make use of "liberal" groups to push for
reforms and subtly remind us that these
problems don't exist in Russia.'
"Guilt by association," is the second fac-
tor that puts the liberal on the spot. Reac-
tionary forces have cut out the middle posi-
tion taken by those who would be found in
sympathy with Communists on certain local
issues but not friendly towards them in
world politics.
The problem is a confusing one. And
the decision whether to go along with
Communists and follow the dictates of
conscience or leave the "sinking ship" is
one each individual makes for himself.
That is why liberal opinion today is a
crippled force.
-Craig H. Wilson
Best Team
THERE was great rejoicing on campus the
other day when the Associated Press
announcedthat Michigan was the number
one team in the nation according to its latest
poll of sportswriters.
Both Notre Dame and the Wolverines
have an excellent chance of finishing their
second straight season deadlocked for the
mythical national championship.
If this happens the now age-old contro-
versy of which team is better will arise once
more. And we are tired of hearing the pro's
and con's of both sides.
There is only one way to settle this argu-
ment. Let the two schools meet
Notre Dame has expressed a strong desire
to schedule the Wolverines anytime and
anywhere the latter might wish to choose.
Michigan has stated that such a contest
is out of the question because of schedule
difficulties.
Nevertheless when put to the question
of filling out this year's schedule, the ath-
letic department managed to overlook
these so-called schedule difficulties and
come up with Oregon.
Last year it was Stanford and next year
it might be Ypsi Normal, but the chances of
the Irish appearing are slim because of
"schedule conflicts."
So it no longer is a question of whether
Michigan or Notre Dame is the better
team, but rather, does Michigan feel it is
good enough to take on'the Irish.
Let's stop this useless and never-ending
debate. Let's play them.
--Roger Goez

Looking Back
50 YEARS AGO TODAY:
The second preliminary contest of the
Adelphi Debate Society was announced in
the pages of The Daily. The question to be
debated was, "Resolved, that the United
States should build and maintain a naval.
force much greater than the present."
30 YEARS AGO TODAY:
The ancient oath of non-fraternization
between the Laws and Boilermakers was
broken when drafting tables were moved
into the law building. The embryo attorneys
utterly ignored the existence of what they
considered the barbarians of the University.
10 YEARS AGO TODAY:
"Frustration in the East" read a Daily
headline. The Yale Lonely Hearts Club sent
a telegram expressing their anxiety to meet
up with the famous Michigan coeds. For
some inexplicable reason the telegram was
addressed to the Gargoyle.
ONE YEAR AGO TODAY:
The Pretzel Bell played host to Patrice
Munsel shortly after her performance at
Hill Auditorium. Beer was on the house
and 'liquor cards were politely ignored.
THE 15 per cent tax on rail, bus and plane
fares was imposed as a wartime meas-
ure. It provided needed revenue, and it
tended to discourage unnecessary travel at

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will be due Fri., Oct. 22, in the
office of the Academic Counselors,
108 Mason Hall.
Platoon Leaders Class, Marine
Corps Reserve All members are
asked to contact Captain Valente,
USMC, at North Hall, met
Thursday, or Friday, 1-3 p.m.,
with regard to deferment from Se-
lective Service.
Men's organized house groups
are authorized to entertain wom-
n guests to hear radio broadcasts
of the Minnesota game between
2:30 and 5:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 23.
Uroups planning this entertai-
ment must notify the Office of
Student Affairs and must receive
the approval of chaperons not
later than Thursday noon, Oct.
21.
Student Schedule for Train to
Minnesota game:
Friday, October 22.
Leave AnntArbor 8:48 a.m., EST
Arrive Chicago 1:00 p.m., CT
Leave Chicago
(Burlington), 3:15 p.m., CT
Arrive Minneapolis 10:30 p.m., CT
Sunday, October 24.
Leave Minneapolis 7:30 a.m., CT
Arrive Chicago 2:40 p.m., CT
Leave Chicago 4:00 p.m., CT
Arrive Ann Arbor 9:39 p.m. EST
Students registering with the
Bureau of Appointments and Oc-
cupational Information are advis-
ed that members of the staff will
be in Rm. 205 Mason Hall on
Thurs., Oct. 21, 3-5 p.m. They will
be available for the answering of
any questions regarding the fill-
ing out of the registration blanks
for both the teaching and the
general divisions and the furnish-
ing of any general information re-
garding the Bureau of Appoint-
ments.
Also, those who were unable to
attend either of the two meetings
held this week may obtain regis-
tration material for either teach-
ing or general placement service
at this time.
Registration material for the
teaching and general placement
may be obtained at the office of
the Bureau, Rm. 201 Mason Hall,
Thursday and Friday of this week
from 9 a.m.-12 noon and 2 to 4
p.m.
Lectures
Prof. John P. Dawson of the Law
School, recently Foreign Trade
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
Freshman-Sophomore Forestry
Conference: 7:30 p.m., Thurs.,
Oct. 21, Rm. 2039 Natural Science
Bldg. Prof. Robert Craig will
speak on "A Forester's Hobby"
(illustrated by Kodachrome
slides).
Electrical Engineering Depart-
ment Colloquium: 4 p.m., Fri.,
Oct. 22, Rm. 2084 E. Engineering
Bldg. Mr. John Niles will speak on
the subject, "Analog Computers."
Seminar in Banach Spaces: 3
p.m., Thurs., Oct. 21, Rm. 3001 An-
gel Hall. Professor Reade will con-

clude
Rings.

his remarks on

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"Any Late Reports?"

Normed

Concerts
Carillon Recital by Percival
University Carillonneur, at 7:15
Thursday evening, October 21.
Program: Minuet and Adagio sos-
tenuto from Beethoven's Moon-
light Sonata; Gounod's Sanctus,
Ave Maria and Marche Pontifi-
cale; Petit Triptique Pour Caril-
lon by Van Stratum; five Latin-
American airs.
Events Today
Student-Faculty Hour: 4-5 p.m.,
Grand Rapids Room, Michigan
League. The history department
will be guests. Co-sponsored by
Assembly and Panhellenic associ-
ations.
Marine & Mechanical Engineer-
ing Seniors and Graduates: New-
port News Shipbuilding & Dry
Dock Company will show a tech-
nicolor film at 7:30 p.m., Rm. 1042
E. Engineering Bldg. This is
sponsored by the Student Branch
of the A.S.M.E. and is preliminary
to interviews for positions avail-
able in their organization. Mr. M.
L. Ireland, Jr., will interview on
Fri., Oct. 22, in Rm. 218 W. En-
gineering Bldg. Students may
sign the interview schedule post-
ed on the bulletin board at Rm.
225 W. Eng. Bldg.
Le Cercle Francais: 8 p.m., Hus-
sey Room, Michigan League.
Prof. Ren Talamon, of the Ro-
mance Language Department, will
offer a "Lecture Dramatique." So-
cial hour. New members accept-
ed.
International Center weekly tea,
4:30-6 p.m. Hostesses: Mrs. Don-
ald L. Katz and Mrs. Woolsey W.
Hunt.
Pi Lambda Theta: 8 p.m., Chil-
dren's Library, University Ele-
mentary School. Miss Louise
Markhus will speak to the group
about her trip to Europe.
Tau Beta Pi: Dinner meeting,
6 p.m., Michigan Union Cafeteria.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society:
Full rehearsal for chorus and
principals, 7:15 p.m., Michigan
Union. The room will be posted.
Alpha Phi Omega, Service Fra-
ternity: Business meeting and
pledging ceremonies, 7 p.m., Mich-
igan Union.
La p'tite causette: 3:30 p.m.,
Grill Room, Michigan League.
U. of M. Radio Club: Meeting,
7:30 p.m., Rm. 1084 E. Engineer-
ing Bldg. Films on telegraph print-
er operation and the modern Alad-
din's Lamp (narrated by Lowell
Thomas) will be shown.
Arts Chorale: 7 p.m., 506 Bur-
ton Tower.
Young Democrats: Meeting, 7:30
p.m., Michigan Union. New mem-
bers invited.
United World Federalists:
Roundtable on world federation,
7:30 p.m., Michigan Union. Sub-
ject: "Is the Machinery of the UN
adequate to prevent war?" Pro-
ponents and opponents of world
government invited to attend.
Inter-Racial Association: Meet-

The Daily accords its readers the a
privilege of submitting letters for
publication in this column. Subjectr
to space limitations, the general pol-
icy is to publish in the order in whicht
they are received all letters bearingt
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.
* * *
Howdy
To the Editor:L
THE HOWDY editorial publishedt
in the October 19th Daily has,
I am sure, by this time swept thec
campus with the novel idea that aK
compulsory "hello" between allf
students meeting on the reserva-
tion be required. I have been sok
enthused myself that I have un-
dertaken to set down some specificE
suggestions.'
1. The campus constabularys
should be pulled off all other de-
tails and circulate amongst the
student body to enforce thek
"hellos'," much the same as the
MP's and SP's did to enforce
saluting during the pre-cold war
period.
2. Next time the Methodistsl
collar the U.S. delegation to thek
UN trying to get them to take "the
pledge" we send a representative
to get them also to pledge at
"hello" to everyone they meet.(
This would be a big step toward1
world government and I'm sure<
even the Wallace Progressivest
would get behind this phase.
3. We import some inveterate1
backslapper for a lecture on howt
to greet strangers. I would suggest
"Hummun" Talmadge.t
Above all, I would urge every
student to get behind this noble
experiment, for everyone knows
that the only thing dividing the
campus, and indeed dividing the1
world, is the lack of a stereotyped
salutation.
-Jay M. Nolan.
How Much?
To the Editor:
IT IS NOT MERELY a matter of
what shall be taught in the
schools but rather how much of
the state's money shall be used.
Who cares a fig whether the
teachings aresCommunstic or not?
Why, on those grounds' they'd be
closing up the Sunday schools.
(But more on this last:-Others
might favor this act on the1
grounds that no ancients because
of the paucity of their scope
could have any value as educators
in today's complex world. After
which they'd have to drop Euclid
from the public schools.)
This Communism business be-
gins with Franklin Roosevelt
whose acts showed he believed
present division into states was
merely geographical and that
really the economic division is by
groups of similarly employed peo-
ple. Being of a type that evades
solution of its problems by cir-
cumvention, he, by his acts, im-
plied, "Charge it, we'll find the
money somewhere-money is only
perfunctory anyway." In a Roose-
veltian world it is only necessary
on going broke to buy up the gold.
The weeds that bestrewed Roose-
velt's garden of chance have since
grown sturdy and tall. Even gov-
ernors bow pay careful attention
to and colleges exaggerate (200,-
000 students in four years is more
than the regular enrollment at
Michigan") claims of the labor
unions whose benevolence leads
them into many channels uncon-
nected with labor management
problems. (They also teach square
dancing).
Since education taxes the gen-
eral public to the tune of fifteen

dollars a thousand on property
ing. Election of Offices. Speaker.
Michigan Union.
Corning Events
Graduate Outing Club: Meet for
trip to Pinebrook, 2 p.m., Sat.,
Oct. 23, Northwest entrance,
Rackham Bldg. For details call
Jack Jordan 5728.
-First Baptist Church: Open
house for its student friends, 8:30
p.m., Fri., Oct. 22.
Toledo Club: Swimming party
at the I.M. building, 7:30 p.m.,
Fri., Oct. 22, will proceed a dance
to be held in the A.B.C. Room,
Michigan League. All members
invited; dates are optional.
German Coffee Hour: Friday,
3-4:30 p.m., Fri., Oct. 22, Michi-
gan League Coke Bar. All stu-
dents -and faculty members in-
vited.

Letters to the Editor.

Fifty-Ninth Year
1

nd seventy-eight per cent of the
retail sales tax (figures from The
Michigan Alumnus) it behooves
the solons to have the grace not
to extend the educational effort
unbearably far. There must be an
"enough.''
-Thure Rosene.
Pretty Coeds or No?
To the Editor:
WE ARE AFRAID that we are
rapidly becoming three very
unpopular young men with a cer-
tain portion /of this campus. We
have learned through your letters
column that we are wise guys,
psychotics, and have been in-
formed that we are frustrated as
well. (All this psychoanalysis has
been offered gratuitously, too.)
The final proof of our notoriety
arrived yesterday in the form of
three post cards notifying us that
we had been unanimously elected
"co-shmoes of the week." This
great honor Ivas bestowed upon us
by a newly established society with
headquarters in one of the "girls"
dormitories.
It seems that every form of vil-
ification has been heaped on us,
but strangely enough, nobody has
yet claimed that we did not pos-
sess the visual acuity necessary
to distinguish between a pretty
coed on the one hand, and the
Michigan type on the other. This,
after all, was the main point of
the letter. We did not venture to
make any pronouncements about
the metaphysical quality referred
to as "inner beauty."
It's an old axiom in argumen-
tation that if you can't refute
what someone is saying, becloud
the issue by calling him a bum.
In eager anticipation of further
vituperation we remain, "The
Frustrated Three."
-Robert Carneiro.
Bruce Cook.
Bernard Abrams.
To the Editor:
LADS, I have read with interest
the pros and cons considering
the pulchritude of the females that
inhabit our campus. I have also
read a recent reply by two of the
above mentioned, in which they
stated that they were lovely. Gen-
tlemen, it is true. For years.I have
traveled hitherand yon in the
search for comely coeds, yet I was
never satisfied until I spied these
two queens. They have everything,
to excess, and they dd nothing to
conceal it. If you of unstable
love are looking for women at their
peak, look no further than Jo
Strain and Ida Greenswag. I could
write more of these two beauties,
but unfortunately I have an ap-
pointment at Health Service to
have my eyes tested, that is right
after I see the psychiatrist.
-Bob Krell.

. DEWEY will be entitled to whatever
rejoicing he can base on the fact that
he will have been elected by a country which
did not know quite what to do. The content
of his speeches indicates that he himself
realizes he is not being elected because of a
specific, detailed, concrete program, but be-
cause he happened to be in a spot where a
'trend could pick him up and carry him
along. His chief political problem during the
campaign has been not to set up a move-
ment in his favor, but so to conduct himself
as not to interfere with a mood that was
already operating and with the making of
which he had had comparatively little to do.
In these circumstances, the fact that
there may be a Democratic Senate, and
thus another mixed administration, seems
to me to be not altogether a matter for
repining. There are those who feel that
this may be a kind of tragedy, that it may
lead to confusion, etc.; there are even
some who believe that if the Democrats do
win the Senate they ought to decline to
organize it, and should turn the commit-
tee chairmanships over to the Republicans,
for the sake of order, logic, clarity, and
the like.
To keep one corner of the legislature Dem-
ocratic may accurately represent just that
lack of complete dedication to the Repub-
lican cause which, in reality, obtains among
the voters today. There is no sound reason
why a doubt, if one does exist in a demo-
cracy, should not find organizational ex-
pression. And Mr. Dewey has done so much
talking about unity, and about his ability to
work with almost anybody, that the voters
are perhaps not worried about allowing him
to try these talents in connection with a
Democratic Senate.
But there are deeper meanings involved.
The great questions of our time, the ques-

not a country which has, in violent spirit,
taken irretrievable decision; everything
about the election announces that this is a
time before decisions. If the Russians will
alter their methods, if they will stop dealing
with Americans as if we were feudal barons,
they can have peace, and we can have peace.
If they will read the signs right they must
see that ours is not a country which has
yembarked upon a definite, destructive course,
that the world crisis has not been produced
by our tangled political situation, but that
our tangled political situation has been pro-
duced by the world crisis. This election says
that we are waiting, and that there is still
time for peace. That is the most important
announcement this election will makre, more
important than the, name of the winner,
when it comes.
(Copyright, 1948, New York Prost Corporation)
EIGHT HUNDRED and twenty-six of Eu-
rope's homeless, the harried prisoners of
the displaced-persons camps, will leave
Bremerhaven for the United States on Oct.
21 or 22. They will be the first of the men
and women and children among the dis-
placed to enter this nation.
Perhaps it should be enough that these
few are coming, that shortly others-perhaps
eight or nine thousand a month-will be
following. But somehow the news that this
handful of the survivors of persecution are
to find sanctuary only underlines a deep
sadness. It is tragic that they should come
only now, more than three years after
Europe was supposedly liberated from the
Nazi conquest. It is even more tragic that
those who follow them will be chosen by a
sharply discriminatory method of selection.
| There is nothing that can be done to erase
the delays in offering the refuge of the
United States to the dispossessed. Fumbling,
hesitant, afraid, the Congress took its own

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BARNABY'

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Gosh. If Mr. Merrie who bought
the haunted house and all that
land doesn't like people, and-

Gus doesn't exactly dislike people. He
merely is frightened by them. But it's
very much the same thing. And Gus and

It won't be the gay
household I hoped
for, I daresay. But

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