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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1948

THE MICHIG1AN DAILY

PAGE

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Predict Clash
Of CIO Policy
At Gathering
Portland To See
Left-Right Battle
By MAX HALL
WASHINGTON - W) - The
Right and Left wings of the CIO
may clash openly-more openly
than ever before-at the CIO con-
vention which is about to start
in Portland, Oregon.
But the organization probably
won't split in two. The Left Wing,
which has been losing strength for
two years and suffered a heavy
blow in the election showing of
Henry Wallace, will likely get a
convention spanking but will stay
in the organization.
THAT IS THE opinion held by
many observers of CIO politics, as
of today. The picture could
change, however.
The 51-man CgO executive
board starts sessions in Port-
land this coming Wednesday.
The CIO convention opens Mon-
day, Nov. 22.
The term "Right Wing" in the
CIO does not mean "Conserva-
tive." It simply means "actively
anti-Communist."
* * *
NOT ALL "Left Wingers" are
Communists, but they frequently
go along with Communist pro-
grams. They don't go in for at-
tacking Communists.
At least four aspects of the
ffLeft-vs.-Right warfare may be
taken before the CIO executive
board. The issues may be set-
tied behind closed doors, but at
least one of them may erupt in
the open convention for the na-
tion to see.
The four issues are as follows:
* * *
1. THE ISSUE of the New York
City CIO Council. This outfit, a
Left-Wing organization, has . been
formally accused of departing
from CIO policies. The executive
board will decide whether to
snatch the council's charter. And
-watch this-CIO rules provide
that the board's decision can be
appealed to the convention.
2. The issue of whether CIO
unions should be allowed to de-
part from CIO policies.
3. Charges of "Raiding." Sev-
eral Left-Wing union leaders
have accused Right - Wing
unions of raiding their mem-
bership.
4. The southern organizing
drive. Some CIO officials are say-
ing that some Left-Wing unions
greatly reduced their financial
support of the southern drive in
order to put more money into
Henry Wallace's campaign.
[Dormitory Newsj
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Contributors to
What's Up in the Dorms should con-
tact Dolores Palanker at The Daily or
105 Betsy Barbour.)
WEST QUAD residents and their
friends are enjoying a series of
instrumental concerts, sponsored
by West Quad's Strauss Memorial
Library and Kappa Kappa Psi, na-
tional band fraternity.
Recent performances have in-
cluded a woodwind quartet, con-
certos for horn and flute, and

various instrumental solos. Today
at 1:30 p.m. Quad residents and
advanced students from the School
of Music will present a concert
which will include Andre Bloch's
"Denneriana" for clarinet and
piano, piano selections from De-
bussy and Kohler's "Grando Quar-
tet" for four flutes.
DR. R. M. PATTERSON of the
Medical School will speak on "Sex"
after dinner tomorrow at Ander-
son House in the first of a series
of such talks.
"EVERY DAY we hear of the
Varsity, Jayvee, 150-pound and
freshmen squads' accomplish-
ments. Now we have the Williams
House 'Wonders,'" according to
M. K. Rasnick, chairman of the
Williams House Committee on
Athletic Publicity. "Led by Capt.
Robert Fancett, the 'Wonders' won
four games, lost none and no op-
ponent has scored against them."
Debate To Be
Seen on Video
Final preparations are being
completed for the first televised
debate ever originated in this area,
to be sponsored by the speech de-
partment and the Michigan High
School Forensic League.
Presented at 9:30 p.m. tomor-
row night over station WXYZ-TV,

HISTORIC DEBATE PROMISED:

UNIVERSITY BUILDING BURNS-Firemen pour waier on flames which destroyed the 55-year-old
Norwood, Hall at University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. Loss of the building and its contents,
including considerable laboratory equipment, was estimated at approximately $200,000. Origin of
the fire was undetermined.
COLLEGE ROUNDUP:
Students Enjoy Sick Call at Harvard

Congress To
WASHINGTON-(P)-Early in
the new Congress members will be
asked to decide whether this na-
tion should go to war for a friend
the instant that friend is attacked.
Debate promises to be historic.
Never before has this nation been
willing to say to another nation
"your safety is mine."
* * *
BUT NOW, faced with the
march of communism through
Middle Europe and the Far East,
top American leaders in both po-
litical parties, in the State Depart-
ment and in the National Defense
Agency have decided to ask Con-
gress to pledge aid to five Euro-
pean nations.
The five are Britain, France,
The Netherlands, Belgium and
Luxembourg - the so-called
"Western Union" nations. Those
nations have already pledged a
"one-for-all" military protec-
tion of each other.
The Europeans want Americans
and Canadians to say "when any
of us is attacked in the future, all
of us will gang up immediately."
Months ago both Washington and
Ottawa began to explore the idea.
American and Canadian military
men are sitting in on planning ses-
sions of the five European na-
tions.
BOTH STATE Department men
and military men have told this
reporter that nothing is clear in
Washington at this point except
that they believe such a pledge
would be good for this reason: we
could make war so hard to wage as
to either delay a potential enemy
for a long time or stop another
world war in its tracks.
Some months ago State Depart-
ment advisers told the Western
Union nations to do two things:
(1) Work out what they could
do among themselves to put up a
strong defense.

(2) Figure out what help they
would need from us and Canada.
The five nations' military lead-
ers have (1) decided to give uni-
form training to their troops, air
and navy men, (2) named a sin-
gle commander, British Field Mar-
shall Bernard L. Montgomery, (3)

begun to plan a joint defense pol-
icy, (4) listed the supplies they
can make themselves and what
they would need from us.
THAT shopping list will be pre-
sented to the new Congress.
Washington experts are uncer-

tain now the exact shape any new
American move should take on
the law books. Senator Arthur H.
Vandenberg, the Republican lead-
tr on foreign policy, has already
said the pledge should be made in
a treaty, which the Senate would
have to ratify.

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Decide if U.S. Will Fight for Its Friends

By CRAIG WILSON
A recent wave of food poisonings
at Harvard will probably result in
many sick but enthusiastic schol-
ars for a few days.
According to the Harvard Crim-
son, "all those that can establish
that they suffered in hour exams
from attacks will be granted legit-
imate excuses."
APPARENTLY The Daily fum-
bled the political football on its
own one yard line and charging
Harvard Crimson editors grabbed
the pigskin and went over for a
touchdown.
Seems The Daily commented
recently that the Crimson went
for Dewey in the latest election.
And what to our wondering eyes
should appear, but a letter and
Crimson clipping entitled, "For
President: Truman."
Everyone gets to eat crow!
S* * *
STILL A FEW last dregs remain
in our file on the last election:
We need not go into the as-
sorted and sordid cases of stu-
dents sadly wheeling each other
about various campuses in wheel
barrows.
Nor the scholars "paying off"
by rolling eggs from one trusty
fortress of learning to another
equally inspiring haven of knowl-
edge. Needless to say, locomation
was one nose power.
CAUGHT in an election jam was
the sorry situation at the office
of The Dartmouth, (oldest college
newspaper in America) at Dart-
mouth University. The editors ap-
parently forgot to have pictures
of Truman and Barkley ready just
in case....
When things went topsy-
turvy in the vote-counting and
stayed that way, Dartmouth ed-
itors were hard pressed for
some way Harry's countenance

could be left off page one legit-
imately.
Solution: Publish a headline
saying "Democrats Leading in Up-
set," and print pictures of Dewey
and Warren-up-side-down, of
course?
POLLS - Those poor things-
are still in popular favor with col-
legiate newspapers.
"Surveys"made by several
papers, each of which insists
someone else started this gag,
indicate . . . conclusively . . .
that college coeds are willing to
share the suds-bucket on dates.
However, another "poll," taken
by a sociology professor at Mich-
igan State College, said that pet-
ting as a popular campus pastime
is on the way out. According to
The first of three programs by
the University String Quartet will
be presented at 8:30 p. m. today
in Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
The program will include string
quartets by Haydn, Schubert, and
Brahms.
The members of the quartet are
Prof. Gilbert Ross and Emil Raab,
violinists, Paul Doktor, violist, and
Prof. Oliver Edel, cellist.
Roger Hauenstein, student of
organ .in the music school, will
present a recital at 4:15 p. m.
today.
Hauenstein is now studying
under Josef Schnelker.
The program is open to the
public.

the Michigan State News, 77 per
cent said it was unnecessary and
the remainder were undecided....
Just a poll . .
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS stu-
dents have gleefully taken up their
winter chorus of: "45 Degrees
Ain't Cold-It Snowed Up North,"
according to the Daily Texan.
The University of Washington
Daily recently came up with an
interesting picture parallel be-
tween the modernization of the
Seattle Star and advances in the
bathing suit industry.
Picture one shows 'Miss Wash-
ington of 1948' decked out in a
a Gay Nineties bathing suit
holding an edition of the Seattle
paper.
Picture two has Miss Wash-
ington tied up in the latest ex-
cuse for a swimming suit and
holding a recent edition of the
Star, which became a tabloid.
Recently the Star went broke..
(No picture).
CONTROVERSY at tiny Olivet
College over the firing of a pro-
fessor and his wife appears to
have split the student body wide
open.
Detroit newspapers reported re-
cently that students backing the
administration burned an effigy
of the Student Action Committee
wiAch protested the dismissal.
Arab-Jewish Relations
To Be Topic at Hillel
Albert Elazar, well-known au-
thority on Arab-Jewish relations
will address the campus IZFA
chapter at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at
the Hillel Foundation.
He will discuss the Arab-Jewish
problem. The meeting is open to
the public.

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