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Today's Progressives

VER SINCE THE inception of the Wal-
lace Progressive party, Henry and all
of his compatriots have been saying that
they were creating a permanent institution.
They even might have talked themselves
into believing it.
But they failed, as every third party
has failed, in the last seventy years, to
become of permanent importance on the
American scene.
They may still talk about keeping the
organization going, but they themselves
have already planted the seeds, of its
Lets take the local Wallacite organization
as an example.
It happened that we covered the local
headquarters of the Wallace group on elec-
tion night. The clan met at the home of
Jack Geist, Progressive candidate for Con-
gress who said he ran because he wanted to
help build up a permanent organization, not
ecause he thought he could get elected.
As they finished off the last campaign
activities some fifteen or twenty people
were watching the election take form over
the radio.
The first series of reactions were indig-
nant. The minute vote that Wallace was
pulling seemed to indicate to some of
them that the networks were withhold-
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily stafff
.end represent the views of the writers only.

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ing the facts from the listening audience.
Gradually this feeling died out and was
finished when the 400,000 Wallace vote in
New York was announced.
By midnight the Progressives having lost
almost all interest in the prospects for the
Wallace vote, were getting enthusiastic
about the chances of the Democrats. For
the rest of the morning they cheered every
triumph that Truman's Party scored.
When Dewey took New York by virtue
of the Wallace vote, one of the local pro-
gressives said, "That's tough" and walked
out of the room. He returned later, say-
ing that, much as he hated Truman, he
didn't want to see that Dewey win.
On campus Wednesday, most of the pro-
gressives we saw were practically ecstatic
about the outcome of the election.
From all this comes one simple fact.
The little people who did the work for the
Progressive party will not keep allegience
to a ghost during the next four years of a
liberal Democratic administration.
We will gladly help cover over the coffin
of the Progressive party, and hope that
Henry Wallace will join in.
Wallace achieved all that any third party-
has ever accomplished. He forced Truman
and the Democrats to adopt enough of his
civil rights policy to nullify what effect he
might have had. This in itself is an achieve-
But the demand for Wallace, :minute as
it was according to the vote of the people,
will be even less in the future.
When a thing becomes infinitessimal, it
really cannot claim to count for much in
anybody's politics.
-Al Blumrosen.

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CATALINA: A Romance, by W. Somer-
set Maugham (275pp., Doubleday & Co.,
SOMERSET MAUGHAM'S last novel (or
so he says) is a story of a Spanish girl
living during the time of the Inquisition.
CATALINA is written in a half-serious,
half-ironical vein often confusing to the
reader, but not lacking in fascination.
In the early part of the novel, Maugham
finds ample opportunity to expound his
final views on religion, using his charac-
ters, as mouthpieces. For instance, a
Greek just before being burned at the
stake by the vigilant Inquisitors says:
"A man can as little constrain his belief
as he can constrain the sea to calm when
stormy -winds assail . . . God has many
names and infinite. attributes." Maugh-
am's conclusion seems to be akin to that
of G. B. Shaw who said that the only
truElR ~ sTIanit -that it never"
has been tried.
However, the main concern of CATALINA
is with the effect of a miracle on the subse-
quent life of a sixteen year-old girl, who
is a fabulous heroine if there ever was one.
This paragon of beauty and talent has num-

erous people trying to influence her to ac-
cept an authoritative position in a convent,
but marrying her lover is more to her taste.
In this connection, Maugham makes a
few choice observations such as the fol-
lowing: "We know that the attributes of
God are infinite and it has always seemed
strange to me that men have never given
Him credit for common sense. It is hard
to ,believe that He would have created so
beautiful a world if He had not desired men
to enjoy it. God made me a man with the
passions of a man and did He give them
to me only that I should suppress them?"
The story is generally most engaging,
despite the fact that the writing is cliche-
ridden, and the compromise between
straight narrative and jovial irony verges
on inscrutability. As I understand CAT-
ALINA, the focal point of its irony is
upon romantic notions, especially those
of the dazzling, comic-strip variety-
thoiuh other interpretations are easily
So even though CATALINA is a long way
from OF HUMAN BONDAGE, its gaiety and
high spirits will nevertheless contribute to
its certain popularity.
-Carol Anderson.

What's Wrong?
over the nation are asking the same
question today-"What is wrong with the
And well they might ask, for it has been
20 long years since the American voters last
entrusted the reins of government to a
For 16 years, GOP apologists explained
away their string of defeats by pointing
to the "nvincible F.D.R." They pointed
out that there was just no candidate who
could match "that man's" tremendous
political appeal.1
This year they are searching in vain for
ekcuses to party workers. The election was
supposed to be "in the bag." Any Republi-
can candidate would have been a cinch to
beat Harry Truman. Certainly he didn't
have the personal appeal that Gov. Dewey
Reasons for the defeat have been laid to
varied causes from the weather and sun
spots to "plain overconfidence."
But the basic reason has been widely over-
looked-and that reason is the Republican
Party itself.
There has been much ado about the
new liberal element in the GOP, but the
80th Congress proved beyond a doubt that
the GOP still has a hardened core of con-
servatism which withstands any penetra-
tion by new ideas. '
The record of the 80th Congress proved
that the Republican Party is the party of
Big Business, that legislation was passed to
serve the interest of the few.
Republican congressmen represented the
real estate lobby in defeating low cost,
housing for veterans. Their speeches
against OPA read word-for-word like the
giant advertisements splattered in the
press by the National Association of Man-
Certain Republican Senators were jok-
ingly called the "Pan-American Airways'
Senator" and the "Senator from the Chrys-
ler Corporation."
These flagrant violations of the trust
placed upon the legislators by the voters
were largely responsible for the Republican
def eat.
The "grass roots", which the GOP has
fondly called its own for years, were not
blind to these betrayals. It was their up-
rising at the polls that the experts and
pollsters had overlooked.
Future Republican hopes depend upon
the struggle for power which is now certain
to ensue between the "Old Guard" and the
bright new men like Stassen, Saltonstall,
Knowland, and Ives.
But one thing is certain.
The "Grand Old Party" needs a thor-
ough housecleaning.
-Leon Jaroff.
By Joseph and Stewart Alsop
WASHINGTON-Harry S. Truman's re-
action to his own triumph is perhaps
the most important single factor in the
American political future at the moment.
Already it is evident, from the testimdny of
those close to him, that victory against all
the odds has very deeply changed the
President. Determination and self-assur-
ance have replaced the humility of t old
Truman, who used to complain that he had
never wanted the Presidency, was unpre-
pared for it, and must utterly depend on
the help of others.
The word "mandate" is being used
around the White house with some free-
dom, as is reasonable. The President,
feeling that he has won his mandate from
the people by his own unaided efforts, has
already let it be known that he means
to fight hard to put his program into

In the domestic field, the result should be
political drama almost verging on inelo
drama. Among other points included in the
Presidential mandate are repeal of the Taft-
Hartley act, the civil rights program so
detested by the South, housing, education
and welfare legislation, and a broad exten-
sion of social security.
The word is already being passed, how-
ever, that the post-election Truman will
deal with Congress in an entirely new
way. His old system was to bundle all his
recommendations into one vast message,
and then stand on this rather meaningless
written record to which Congress paid no
attention whatever.
In foreign relations, as in his dealings
with Congress, the old Truman was like a
constitutional monarch, who remains at
home to preside inactively over the nation,
while trained military men carry on the
campaigns in the field. With the solitary
exceptions of Palestine policy and the un-
happy plan for Chief Justice Vinson's mis-
sion to Generalissimo Stalin, every major
decision of foreign policy from 1945 to the
present was really taken by the chiefs of the
State and Defense departments, and merely
approved by the President pro forma.
Thus, as he means to superintend per-
sonally the struggle for his program in Con-
gress, he also means to superintend person-
ally the future developments of American
foreign policy. And this is singularly sig-
nificant, for while the President's domestic
program has already been outlined under
his "mandate," foreign policy must be con-
tinually adapted to events. It remains to
be seen how this remarkable man, whose

Education's Aims

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Freshmen and transfer students
who have been notified of the
Principal-Freshman Conference
are reminded of their appoint-
ments in the Rackham Building,
Tuesday morning, Nov. 9.
Certificate of Eligibility for par-
ticipation in non-athletic extra-
curricular activities may be se-
cured in the Office of Student Af-
fairs, Rm. 2, University Hall,
Monday through Friday after-
noons only. Each'student applying
for a certificate should present a
blueprint of his scholastic record.
The North American Rayon
Corporation will have representa-
tives here on Nov. 10 to interview
for chemists, chemical engineers,
mechanical engineers, and physics
majors. Appointments and appli-
cation blanks may be obtained by
calling Ext. 371 or by stopping in
the office at 201 Mason Hall.
University Community Center
1045 Midway
Willow Village, Mich.
Mon., Nov. 8, 8 p.m., Sewing
Class; Faculty Wives' Meeting.
Tues., Nov. 9, 8 p.m., Wives'
Club. Open program: SINGING,
A. Leiter, Musical Directorfor the
J. L. Hudson Co. Everybody invit-
Wed., Nov. 10, 8 p.m., Ceramics
Thurs., Nov. 11, 8 p.m., Ceramics
Class. Crafts Class.
Law School Admission Test:
.Each applicant for admission to
the University of Michigan Law
School must take the Law School
Admission Test which is admin-
istered by the Educational Testing
Service of Princeton, New Jersey.
The test will be given November
13, 1948, and February 19, May 7,
and August 6, 1949, at various ex-
amination centers named in the
"Bulletin of Information of the
Law School Admission Test." The
Bureau of Psychological Services,
110 Rackham, will administer the
test for the Law School in Room
100, Hutchins Hall, on the dates
stated above.
Different applications are print-
ed for each test and are available
soon after the date of the preced-
ing test; e.g., forms for the Febru-
ary test will be available after
November 13. These application
blanks and the "Bulletin of Infor-
mation" are available at the Bu-
reau of Psychological Services,
110 Rackham, and at the Law
School, 307 Hutchins Hall. The
application form must be sent to
the Educational Testing Service,
P. O. Box 592, Princeton, New
Jersey, together with a $10.00 fee.
It must reach that office not later
than one weekbefore the date of
the test. All information neces-
sary concerning the submission
of the application can be found
either on the application itself or
in the "Bulletin."
All applicants should arrange
to take the test not later than
February, if possible.
Lecture: Dr. Fritz Machlup,
Hutzler Professor of Political
Economy at Johns Hopkins Uni-
versity, will lecture at 4:15 p.m.,
Tues., Nov. 9, Rackham Amphi-
theatre, on the "Problem of Mo-

nopoly and Competition."
public is invited.

"He's Still A Little Incoherent"
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Academic Notices
English 31, Section 8: The mid-
term examination for this class
will be held on Wed., Nov. 10. For
Mon., Nov. 8, take the work as-
Political Science 52-Examina-
tion: Wed., Nov. 10, 10:00 a.m.
Sections 1, 2, 3 and 5 in Room 231
A.H. (Knappen, Eldersveld and
Bretton). Sections 4, 6, 7, and 8 in
Room 1025 A.H. (Vernon and Ab-
Graduate students are remind-
ed that courses dropped after
noon of November 13 will be re-
corded with the grade of E.
Courses dropped prior to this date
will be listed as dropped but no
grade will appear.
The University Musical Society
will present the CLEVELAND OR-
CHESTRA, George Szell, conduc-
tor, in the Choral Union Series,
Sun., Nov. 7, at 7 o'clock sharp in
Hill Auditorium. Maestro Szell
has arranged the following pro-
gram for this concert: Wagner
Overture to "The Flying Dutch-
man," Haydn's Symphony in G
major, Ravel's "La Valse"; and
the Schumann Symphony No. 1.
A limited number of tickets are
available at the offices of the Uni-
versity Musical Society in Burton
Tower, up to Saturday noon; and
from 6 p.m. on the evening of the
performance at the Hill Audito-
rium box office.
Student Recital: Theodore
Powell, pupil of Gilbert Ross, will
present a violin recital in partial
fulfillment of the requirements
for the degree of Bachelor of
Music at 8:30 p.m., Mon., Nov.
8, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
His program will include compo-
Carillon Recital: The program
for 2:15 Sunday afternoon, Nov. 7,
to be presented by Percival Price,
University Carillonneur will in-
clude compositions by G. F. Han-
del: The Harmonious Blacksmith,
Sarabande, Gavotte, Bouree; An-
gels Ever Bright and Fair, Dead
March, See the Conquering Hero
Comes; Two allegros, a Voluntary,
or "A Flight of Angels," Air and
Minuet for a Musical Clock; three
selections from operas, Leave Me
to Languish (Rinaldo), Air (Ot-
tone) and Largo (Xerxes).
Events Today
Inter-Guild Council Lane Hall,
Sun., Nov. 7, 2:30 to 4 p.m.
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society
will hold a short meeting for all
chorus and principals, 2-3 p.m.,
Michigan League. The room will
be posted.
Student Religious Groups:
Roger Williams Guild program
5 p.m. on "The Church of Our Fa-
thers in Pictures."
Michigan Christian Fellowship:
Dr. Edison Peck, Professor of
Physics at Northwestern Univer-
sity, will speak at the Michigan
Christian Fellowship meeting, 4:30
p.m., basement of Lane Hall. A
coffee hour will follow the meet-

Gamma Delta Lutheran Student
Club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Pro-
gram: Report on the National
Gamma Delta Convention.
Canterbury, Club:
Joint meeting with Congrega-
tional-Disciples Guild, with supper
at 5:30 p.m. Student Panel Discus-
sion on Ecumenical Movements.
Evangelical and Reformed Student
Supper meeting, 5:30 p.m.,
Bethlehem Evangelical and Re-
formed Church.
Congregational-Disciples Guild:
Meeting of Congregational-Dis-
ciples Guild, 5-7 p.m. A student
panel made up of members of the
Canterbury Club and Congrega-
tional-Disciples Guild will discuss
"The Predicament of Modern
Lutheran Student Association
will meet at Zion Lutheran Parish
Hall for supper at 5:30 p.m. Pro-
gram speaker: Rev. Charles Hack-
enberg; topic: "The Meaning of
Christian Stewardship." Choir Re-
hearsal at the Parish Hall, 3 p.m.
Ann Arbor Friend' Meeting-
Meet for worship at 11 am., Lane
Hail. All Friends and those inter-
ested in Friends are welcome.
Gabriel Richard Club Meeting:
7:30 p.m., St, Mary's Student
Chapel. Speaker: Interior Deco-
Mormon Fireside Group: Or-
ganizational Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
2nd floor, Lane Hall. All Latter
Day Saint students are invited.
U. of M. Hot Record Society: A
program on "King Louis" will be
presented at 8 p.m., Michigan
League Ballroom. Everyone is in-
Coming Events
La p'tite causette: Monday, 3:30
Graduate History Club, Coffee
Hour: Mon., Nov. 8, 4-5 ,p.m.
Clements Library. All graduate
history students and faculty mem-
bers are invited.
Sociedad lispanica: Social
hour, 4 to 5 p.m., Mon., Nov. 8,
International Center.
United World Feferalists Execu-
tive Council Meeting-Mon., Nov.
8, 4:15, Michigan Union. Because
of the importance of this meting
chapter members in addition to
executive council members are in-
vited to attend.
The Hiawatha Club: Meeting on
Mon., 7:30 p.m., Michigan League.
All Upper Peninsula students
should attend.
Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity:
Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Mon., Nov. 8,
Michigan Union. Room to be
Wallace Progressives: Member-
ship meeting, Mon., Nov. 8, 7:30
p.m., Michigan Union.
The agenda will include:
a) Discussion of the Election
b) Future of the Young Progres-
c) Plans for a Social
Everyone interested is invited.
Economies Club: Meeting, Mon.,
Nov. 8, 7:45 p.m., Rackham Am-
phitheatre. Dr. Fritz Machlup,
Hutzler Professor of Political Eco-
nomy at Johns Hopkins Univer-
sity, will speak on the Basing Point
System. The public is invited.
Committee for Displaced Students:
Cabinet meeting Mon., 8 p.m.,
Chapel Room, Michigan League,
Agenda: Constitutional By-laws,

Sub-committee organization, Fi-
nancial organization and plan-
Student Peace Fellowship will
meet in the Lounge, Lane Hall,
Mon., 7:30 p.m.
Easychair Group will meet in
the Fireplace Room, Lane Hall,
Mon., 7:30 p.m.
Inter-Cultural Committee of the
Jtudent Religious Association will
meet in the Lounge, Lane Hall,
Mon., 4:45 p.m.
The weekly Bull Session will
convent at Lane Hall Mon., 7:30

Fifty-Ninth Year

Quarterdeck meeting Tues.,
Nov. 9, Michigan Union, Rm. 3 L
and M, 7:30 p.m. Member panel
on Merchant Vessel Operation.
IFC House Presidents Meeting,
7:30 p.m., Tues., Nov. 9, IFC Of-
fice, Michigan Union. Agenda: So-
cial, Coordinating, Housing.
IZFA Study Group Tues., Nov.
9. Rm. 3A, Michigan Union, 7:45
American Institute of Electrical
Engineers and Institute of Radio
Engineers; Joint Student Branch:
Joint meeting with the Electronics
Group of the Michigan Section,
AIEE. Rackham Amphitheatre,
Tues., Nov. 9, 8:30 p m. Dr. Andrew
Gemant, of the research depart-
ment of Detroit Edison Co., will
speak on "Electrets," the elec-
tro-static equivalent of perma-
nent magnets.
The Second Freshman-Sopho-
more Forestry Conference will be
held on Tues., Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m.,
Rm. 2039 Natural Science Build-
ing. Russell Watson will speak on
"Making A Living as a Private
Freshman attendance is 'e-
quired, and sopohmores are urged
to be present.
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.
9 9 9
'Easy Chair'
To the Editor:
There has recently been formed
on campus a new organization
whose purpose is the discussion of
various aspects of the physical,
natural, and social sciences as
well as those questions ;dealing
with philosophy and the arts:
Anything which might give rise
to controversy.
The weekly programs have been
ranged whereby faculty mem-
bers and others pfrominent in
uneir nelds of interest will be
present to give short lectures and
lead the discussion periods,
Feeling that the educational as
well as social advantages recom-
mend our group to all, we take
this opportunity to cordially in-
vite you to the next meeting of
the "Easy Chair" in Lane Hall,
Monday, November 8, at 7:30 p.
in., at which time Rev. Edward
H. Redman of the Unitarian
Church wHil speak on the "Cul-
tural Bases of Democracy".
-Clayton Bredt
Robert Simmons.

By Lyman H. Legters
EVERY SO OFTEN someone is observed
on campus who seems to be looking for
something. From what can be gathered this
search is carried on repeatedly by some stu-
dents with seemingly universal frustration.
And the precise nature of the quarry seems
to be in doubt; having had no opportunity
to experience their goal, these searchers
apparently feel merely an indefinite lack of
something needed in their educational pic-
To say that these students-probably a
minority-are missing the thing they
came to the University for, namely edu-
cation, is to say practically nothing-it is
a truism. The obvious answer is that they
could achieve their educational goals by
themselves if they were willing to apply
enough diligent effort to overcome the
existing obstacles.
But the answer is equally worthless. It
is - a romantic view of human nature to
think that human beings will consistently
rise above the circumstances and systems
which surround their existence. True, we
have such capacity, but the reality is that
we are more molded than prodded by the
conditions in which we live.
The point is that in an institutional set-
ting whose function is education we en-
counter real obstacles to education. And as
long as the University imposes these ob-
stacleg it should not be expected that the
few students who really want and search
for education will transcend adverse con-
ditions to attain satisfaction. Rather we
should expect that they will simply- be add-
ed to the number of vocational automatons
produced by this "great institution".
The chief obstacles might be classified
as "administration" and, oddly enough,
"research". Now we all recognize the
necessity for administration, but is it too

we need only mention the political speak-
er ban and the ignoble fate of student
requests for better residence hall food.
It is customary for administrators to re-
mind the simple student that he knows
nothing of administration, and to cite the
need for large appropriations by the Igeis-
lature. Funds are necessary too, but must
they pervert the ends for which they are
to be used? And, while the student may not
be much of an administrator, he knows in
some instances what he's here for, and he
surely knows when it's not to be found.
As for research, it should be an out-
standing attribute of an educational com-
munity. But we see it in perverted form.
Promotions too frequently depend on re-
search primarily, and on teaching ability
secondarily. It is not strange that the
faculty should succumb, just as students
do, to impediments in the educational
path, especially when they are decorated
with dollar signs. If teaching ability were
weighted according to its importance we
should certainly see improved instruction
and greatly increased interest in the edu-
cational development of the student.
Corrective measures are long overdue.
American higher education is not even be-
ginning to realize its aims yet. Furthermore,
it won't realize its aims until the colleges
and universities stip trying to look like
modern corporations and research founda-
tions. Only when perspective in such mat-
ters is attained will this University and
others start to assume a proper "Educa-
tional Look".
New Books at General Library
Cozzens, James-Guard of Honor. New
York, Harcourt, Brace, 1948.
Faulkner, William-Intruder in the Dust.
New York .andom House. 1948.

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Play Reading Section of the
faculty Women's Club will meet
Tues., Nov. 9, 1:45 p.m., Michigan
AIChE: 7:30 p.m., Tues., Nov. 9,
Rm. 348 West Engineering. Mr. W.
M. Yates of Dow Chemical will
speak on, "Patents in the Chemi-
cal Industries."


I told him Gus didn't do it
but he won't listen to me-
Oh, my!

Run in and do something, Gus!
A head injury can be serious!
Aberrations might even set in!

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