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Canterbury Dean

THE RUSSIAN problem in general, and
more specifically, the treatment of the
violently pro-Soviet elements in the United
States and in England was nicely covered
by the visit and speech of the Reverend
Hewlett Johnson, Dean of Canterbury, Tues-
day, but, no solutions were offered, no an-
swers made.
Using many of the most obvious ora-
torical techniques, and carefully and
skillfully playing on the humanitarian
emotions of his audience, the so-called
"Red Dean" made the eloquent, and un-
doubtedly sincere appeal for peace and
understanding that was expected - the
appeal which is heard from one source
or another several times a month, with no
little regularity.
Attacking the controversial Baruch plan
for atomic energy, and the imperialistic as-
pects of the Marshall plan, with some jus-
tice, Dr. Johnson, however, made nothing
more than a surfacely interesting variation
on the "fellow-traveler" theme-West un-
equivocally bad, East unequivocally good.
AND THOUGH he admitted that in his
trip behind the Iron Curtain he saw
some practices of which he did not approve,
he lightly tossed them aside with the re-
minder that present democracy in England
stems from the execution of King Charles,
and by explaining that since we heard about
these practices every day, he saw no reason
to repeat.
Claiming that in Russia he was allowed
to see whatever he wished, that he was,
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
,nd represent the views of the writers only.

in this respect the "journalist's envy,"
he painted a picture of civil rights un-
equalled even by the United States, Spe-
cifically, he attempted to refute charges
of religious intolerance of any sort in the
Soviet Union. This was an interesting
point, in view of a very recent report of a
Jesuit priest who claimed that in a secret
trip through Russia, he discovered that
millions of Christians of all faiths had
formed an underground Church, a "cave"
Church opposed to what he called "the
Moscow-controlled Orthodox Church."
The leaders of this movement, he added,
were being vigorously persecuted by the
Soviet Government.
Faced with such contradictory and sec-
ond-hand information, it is very plainly
impossible to accept wholly one side or the
other. It simply outlines the starkly simple
fact that those who go to Russia see there
only what they "know" they will find.
Preconceived notions and prejudices are not
changed on either side. The corollary is
of course that very little can be accom-
plished by these "inside" reports.
BUT, THE FREEDOM to present such
reports and to hear them is far more
important than their content. It is such
talks as these which are denied to Uni-
versity students via the speakers ban.
It was this talk which was in effect
denied to Wayne University students last
The Masons of Ann Arbor who allowed
the lecture in their Hall, Hayward T.
Keniston, dean of the literary college who
chaired the meeting and Prof. Ralph Barton
Perry of Yale University who introduced the
speaker and who was instrumental in ar-
ranging Johnson's American Tour, are
therefore to be heartily congratulated and
sincerely thanked for making it possible to.
hear the "Red Dean's" point of view first
-Naomi Stern.

1me. Chiang 's Mission

MADAME Chiang Kai-Shek, China's first
lady has just arrived here to make a
new appeal for American aid in behalf of
her husband's Nationalist government.
One of the celebrated Soong sisters, Mme.
Kai-Shek possesses a great deal of charm
and beauty. Seven years ago, when she
came to the United States and spoke before
a joint session of Congress, she was received
with thunderous applause. She went on to
make an equally favorable impression upon
the people of this country and succeeded in
stimulating the United States to rise to al-
leviate the increasingly formidable crisis in
Today, however, her task is more diffi-
cult. Our government has thus far formed
no definite policy regarding China. Mme.
Chiang has as yet made no appointment to
see the PrtLidrit, according to Press Secre-
tary Charles G. Ross. This time, she must
appeal to the people and through them get,
the government to grant aid.
General MacArthur has said that the so-
lution to the Far East problem is a strong

pro-American Japan. This idea -is, un-
doubtedly, most unpopular here and Mme.
Chiang will probably use this as her trump
Moreover, the old arguement-save China
from the Communists-is as stirring as ever
-and as effective on the average American
A Wellesley graduate, Mme. Chiang is an
eloquent speaker. She is an instrumental
tool in rallying people to the Nationalist
cause. Her plea will reach the ears of many
and galvanize them into action.
The plan, this time, is to have the Presi-
dent send a bill to Congress, similar to the
one that' brought aid to Turkey and Greece
two years ago.
Undoubtedly the Chinese Nationalist
government is fully aware of the powers ofn
their first lady. The Nationalists need U. S.
aid desperately; and if there is anyone who
can get it for them, it is the petite wife of
the Generalissimo.
-Herb Rovner

Election, '48
E HAVE JUST HA D the doubtful pleas-
ure of watching another StudentLegis-
lature election
Although a record number of votes
was cast and hopeful candidates crossed
fingers and toes as the counting went
down to a terrifically close photo-finish
for places 31 and 32, the grim battle
between the independents and Greek
groups ended in a draw and no inspiring
mandate was given for future SL action.
The blame can be spread around in lots
of places:
Persistent 'block' groups continued their
traditional vote swapping and slate-backing.
The Hare Proportional System of Represen-
tation dutifully split the 32 seats almost
Candidates-almost to a man-refused to
come out strongly for or against anything
other than sin. Their statements, which
appeared in The Daily on election day could
have been easilydwritten by an average,
normal second-grader.
And the questions candidates answered
were paragons of innocuity. Submitted to
The Daily by the Legislature, they were
poor from two angles. First, they failed
to indicate decisively the exact shade of
viewpoint of each candidate. Second,
from a psychological view, they were
phrased in such a way that an all-YES
answer would appear to be the popular
and simple way of answering the ques-
tions. At least 68 per cent of the candi-
dates thought so.
But now for the voters. Faced with the
choice of candidates on the basis of their
answers to the question, they decided noth-
ing by refusing to elect anyone in particular
on the basis of his answers to the qUes-
On Question One: Taking part in pre-
election SL activities, 82 per cent said
they took part and the rest said they
didn't or couldn't decide whether they had
or not. Only one who hadn't taken part
was elected, 98 per cent of the elected
group had said YES. Decisive, but a scant
indicator of the individual candidate's
On Question Two: 94 per cent of the can-
didates thought SL should fight the speakers
ban. Of those elected, 97 per cent were
against the ban-hardly an indicator of
strong student feeling on the subject.
On Question Three: 97 per cent of the
candidates thought SL should actively help
create student cooperatives. An equal per-
centage of the elected were favorable on
this apparently dead issue.
,On Question Four: Should the SL defend
academic freedom, 97 per cent of the can-
didates thought so and 100 per cent of the
newly-elected think so. Not decisive here be-
cause unanimity too great.
Apparently, the student body is becom-
ing increasingly willing to take part in
campus elections, but they still are faced
with group pressure to vote for candi-
dates on a social basis, they are deprived
of any insight into the viewpoints of the
people they are electing and they suffer
from inability to quickly acquaint them-
selves with the candidates, the nature
of the Student Legislature itself and the
duties and functions to be undertaken by
This can hardly be called a satisfactory
-Craig H. Wilson.
Looking ack
The following ad appeared in the classi-
fied column of the Daily: "Say boys, have
you seen those colored collars in Godspeed's
window? I saw them today. They beat the

U of M game at Chicago.
With World War I over, many colleges
faced financial distress due to the demobili-
zation of the S.A.T.C. according to a re-
port of college presidents in the mid-west.
University classes returned to pre-war
time beginning at 8 a.m. rather than 7:30
A prominent student who had been sus-
pended by the University five years pre-
viously for violating the auto ban was named
to a position equal to assistant mayor of New
York. As a student he was editorial director
of The Daily, president of Student Council,
chairman of the Union Opera, Secretary-
Treasurer of Interfraternity Council, mem-
ber of Sphinx, Michigamua, Varsity Debat-
ing Squad, and held various other positions.
$597 million Foreign Aid Bill was passed
by the Senate 83-6.
A four point program under the name
"Operation Haircut" was urged by IRA
members. Picketing of barbershops practi-
cing racial discrimination was included.
--From the pages of The Daily
LABOR DEPARTMENT "experts" - we
quote the word advisedly-have come
up with some outlandish figures: The aver-
age husband, they say, spends more money
on clothes every year than his wife does.
The average husband, says the L.D., gets
one heavy wool suit every two years, one
light wool suit every three years, five shirts
and two pairs of shoes annually. The wife,
on the other hand, is supposed to buy only
one heavy wool coat every four years, four
dresses and three pairs of shoes annually.

World Trend?


(Continued from Page 2)
Monday, Dec. 6-The American
Visebse Corp. will have a repre-
sentative here to interview men
for positions as chemists, account-
ants, and chemical, mechanical
and industrial engineers.
Tuesday, Dec. 7-The Detroit
Civil Service Commission will have
a representative here to interview
men and women for business ad-
ministration positions, and men
only for engineering, general psy-
chology, chemistry, and medical
science positions. The residence
requirement is waived. Men and
women may also apply for the po-
sition of play leader for now,
February, and next summer. Resi-
dence is required except for vet-
erans. The position of social
worker is open to men and women,
for which there is no residence re-
quirement. Appointments a n d
further information may be ob-
tained at 201 Mason Hall or by
calling Ext. 371.
University Lecture: 4:15 p.m..
Dec. 7, Rackham Amphitheatre.
"The Physiology and Chemistry of
Plant Growth Hormones." Dr.
Kenneth V. Thimann.
Academic Notices
Biological Chemistry Seminar:
4 p.m., Fri., Dec. 3, Rm. 319 W.
Medical Bldg. Subject: "Lactose
and Galactose." All interested are
Electrical Engineering Depart-
ment Colloquium: 4 p.m., Fri., Dec.
3, Rm. 2084 E. Engineering Bldg.
Prof. J. A. Strezoff will speak on
the subject: "Tensors in Engineer-
Concert: The University Musi-
cal Society will present Rudolf
Serkin, pianist, in the Extra Con-
cert Series, Fri., Dec. 3, 8:30 p.m.
Mr. Serkin will play the Bach
Italian Concerto; Beethoven's
Sonata in F-sharp major, Op. 78;
Schubert's Phantasie in C major,
in the first half of the program.
Following intermission he will
play Schumann's B-flat minor
and F-sharp major Romanzen;
Scherzo in E minor and two Songs
without Words by Mendelssohn;
closing with two numbers by
Chopin--Ballade in A-flat major,
and Tarentelle, Op. 43.
Tickets are available at the of-
fices of the University Musical So-
ciety during the day; and after 7
p.m. on the night of the concert at
the Hill Auditorium box office.
Museum of Art: Americana -
the Index of American Design,
Alumni Memorial Hall, through
Dec. 27; weekdays 9-5, Sundays
2-5 p.m. The public is invited.
Events Today
Ann Arbor Friends: Potluck
supper, 6 p.m., Basement, Lane
Hall. Moving picture on Friends'
work in Puerto Rico hospitals.
Speaker: Mr. Dan Boehn, former
participant in the Puerto Rico
work project. Everyone invited.
Association Coffee Hour: Lane
Hall, 4:30 p.m.

"I Can Stand It As Long As You Can, Chum"

]Ltters to the Editor

Geological-Mineralogical Jour-'
nal Club: 12 noon, Rm.,,
3056 Natural Science Bldg. Mr.
Bruce F. Curtis, of the Department
of Geology of Harvard University,
will speak on the subject, "Influ-
ence of Synthetic Fuels on the
Future of Geology." All interested
are invited.
German Coffee Hour: 3-4:30
p.m., Michigan League Coke Bar.
All students and faculty members
are invited.
"The Emperor's New Clothes,"
a play for children, will be pre-
sented by the department of
speech today at 3:40 p.m. and to-
morrow at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.,
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tick-
ets are on sale today and tomor-
row fr6m 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the
theatre box office.
Spanish play tryouts: 4 to 6
p.m., Rm. 408 Romance Languages
Wallace Progressives: Executive
Meeting, 4:30 p.m., Michigan Un-
Women's Rifle Club: The Wom-
en's Rifle Club will hold practices
in the rifle range at the Women's
Athletic Building beginning to-
day. Please report as scheduled.
Coming Events
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Sabbath Eve Services, 7:45 p.m.;
Fireside Discussion, Dr. Russell Fi-
field will speak on "What Shall
We Do in the Far East?" 8:30 p.m.
Social hour will follow.
Club 730: Members will meet on
Mon., Dec. 6, 7 p.m., at 730 Haven
St. The primary business will be
discu~ing our return to Vaughan
House next semester.
Graduate Outing Club: Meet at
northwest entrance of Rackham
Bldg. Sun., Dec. 5, 2:15 p.m. for
hiking. Please sign supper list at
Rackham checkroom desk before
noon Saturday. All graduates wel-
I.S.A. Sunday Supper, sponsored
by Club Europa, will be given Sun.,
Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m., International
Center. Tickets may be obtained
at the International Center. Film
on Scandinavian countries will be
Jam Session: I.R.A. will present
a benefit Jam Session with top
local talent Sun., Dec. 5, 8-10:30
p.m., Hussey Room, Michigan
League. Tickets will be on sale in
University Hall. today.
Michigan Camping Association
"e"ting: Michigan Union, Sat.,
Dec. 4, sponsored by the School
of Education. Registration 9:30
a.m. Sat., third floor, Michigan
Union; no charge for non-mem-
bers. All students are invited.
Russian Circle: Meeting, Mon.,
Dec., 6, at 8 p.m., International
Center; Christmas party.
Scabbard and Blade - Formal
initiation of active members at
the Union ballroom Sun., Dec. 5,
at 11 a.m. in uniform.
Informal initiation begins ht
ROTC headquarters Sat., Dec. 4,
12m. Not in uniform.
U. of M. Dames' Bridge Group

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 charaeter or such letters which
for an other reason are not in good
taste will not be publshed. The
editors reserve the privilege of con-
densing letters.
S , * * *
Thank You
To thee Editor:
With the utmost sincerity I
would like to thank each and
every one of you for the unceas-
ing moraldand physical support
you accorded me in the recent
Senior Presidential campaign.
Without your continual encour-
agement and help victory would
have been impossible.
However, classmates, let us not
stop with the election as far as
class spirit is concerned. By the
extreme interest shown at the
polls, it is quite evident that the
class of '49 can be one of the
best to ever pass through the
portals of Michigan-let's make
it just that!
Any suggestions for various
committees, procedure on Grad-
uation Day, Senior Ball, etc., may
be sent to Senior Class, c/o Val
Johnson, 212 Greene House, East
-Val Johnson.
** *
Real News?
To the Editor:
WE'VE BEEN keeping quiet for
some- time now, but this
morning's (Nov. 30) Daily really
burned us up. Please, editors,
when is The Daily going to get
down to its job of reporting the
news that's of interest to all of
us on campus and knock off de-
voting column after column to the
activities of a limited few?
The front page of your paper,
as you probably know only too
well, had about eight inches of
world bulletins, and the rest was
taken "i= with the student elec-
tions story, the Red Dean of Can-
terbury, and paragraph after par-
agraph about an AVC convention.
We'll agree with your election
spread; but, frankly, we, with
probably several thousand others,
don't give a dafnn about the Dean
and AVC. If they're supposed to
be of such importance to us, why
was something like the big Berlin
story completely missed? Why
hasn't the French Club or the
Young Republicans just as much
right for Daily space and head-
lines as these few minority groups
who keep monopolizing all of the
copy? They interest us just about
as much.
There are surprisingly few of
us who have the time to read
other papers or listen very much
to the radio, and we depend pretty
heavily on The Daily for news.
How about giving us some news
about things happening today
that really effect us? Put your
feature stories about organiza-
tions and visitors on the lesser
pages where they belong, but can't
you please leave that front page
clear for the real news?
-Herman Judd Heinemann,
Dorwin Bruce Wile,
And Others.
Ed of Arc
To the Editor:
R. ED TUMIN is about to do
a Joan of Arc-he has heard
voices and is going to act. Accord-
ing to The Daily, he intends to,

"initiate expulsion proceedings
against any Communist in the
local chapter who cares to admit
his affiliation." I would like to
ask Mr. Tumin if the proceedings
will also apply to Socialists, Trot-
skyites, and any other non-Com-
munist Marxists.
-Eleanor Frein.

On Greek Dilemma
To the Editor:
letter to the editor, referring
to Prof. Dawson's Greek Dilemma,
you remind me of the well known
Communistic arguments.
For your information, Mr. Ellis,
and for the information of the
readers also, here are some facts:
1. The assistance given to
Greece by the United States is not
for the support of a fascist gov-
ernment, but for an elected, free,
democratic government.
2. The report of the official ob-
servers of the United Nations esti-
mated the strength of the Com-
munist party at only 9.3 per cent
of the voters. Now, according to
what logic must the 9.3 per cent
govern the rest of the 90.7 per
cent? It seems to me that in the
Communistic dictionary minority
means )rnajority.
3. The continuous assistance of
the satellites of Russia to the
Greek guerrillas is made clear by
the report of the Balkans com-
mittee to the United Nations, and
by the 47 to 6 vote of United Na-
tions condemning the policy of
the northern neighbors of Greece
and ordering them to stop sup-
porting the Greek irregulars.
4. The popularity of the red
guerrillas among the peasants is
also known - terrorism, burning
and destruction of whole villages,
and murders of peaceful peasants.
5. As for the supplying of the
Communist guerrillas in southern
Greece, it is known that day and
night planes of "unknown" na-
tionality fly over Pelopennisos. It
is also known that three months
ago a sailing ship was sunk by
the Greek fleet near the coast of
Pelopennesos, loaded with guns
and ammunition for the Commu-
nist gangsters. This sailing ship
was coming from Albania.
6. The executed persons in
Greece, were tried and convicted
according to the existing Greek
7. The exiled followers of the
Communist party in the beautiful
islands of the Aegean Sea are less
than 15,000, and not 60,000, and
are fed and paid sufficiently. The
government repeatedly offered
amnesty and today many former
Communists are free.
When and in what country, Mr.
Ellis, the followers of the rebels
remained free to murder from be-
hind the innocent and unarmed
8. The interest of the United
States in Greece is interest for
justice, liberty and peace.
Would it not be more correct,
Mr. Ellis, to borrow your own
phrase, to examine the facts more
carefully before arriving to con-
clusions and condemning the
deeds of two governments, name-
ly, that of war-torn Greece and
that of the United States?
-Peter N. Stathopoulos.

Fifty-Ninth Year

YESTERDAY I remarked casually, and I
hope engagingly, that reaction is on its
way out in this world. It seems to me we
ought to take at least a minute to discuss
the recent presidential election from this
point of view. Did the election of Truman,
for example, have anything to do with a

world trend, or drift,
want to call it?

or whatever you may

tCurrent Movies
At the Michigan . ..
SO EVIL MY LOVE, with Ann Todd and
Ray Milland.
THIS PICTURE will more than confirm
any lurking feminine 'suspicions that
the male of the species is capable of all
sorts of things not too nice to talk about
in print. Graphically, Ray Milland is an
old t=%&O! Already eluding the police
on a number of old counts, he cagily takes
lodgings at the widow Harwoods, hiding
behind her respectable doorknocker so to
Widow's weeds do not particularly be-
come the lovely Miss Todd, and soon she
is being portraited and primed to un-
becoming errands by her artistic and
charming roomer. Eventually, his kisses
and shoves in the wrong directions are
enough to cause her to move in on Ger-
aldine Fitzgerald, a wealthy and dis-
traught old school friend, and start a
desperate circle of fleecing and black-
mail that culminates in murder.
And Miss Todd a missionary's widow
yet! Supposedly a true story, Miss Todd
does a nice job of portraying the motiva-
tions and emotions that must have racked
the original unfortunate, and Ray Milland
always turns in a convincing performance,
inebriated or sober. But all this evil can

Quite possibly it did. In a world in
which the 60,000,000 untouchables of India
have just been granted a constitutional
guarantee of full citizenship rights, the
election of even a leftover New Deal party,
on a civil rights platform, makes some-
what more sense than would the election
of conservative Republicans. The connec-
tion may be tenuous. But, after all, we
have been telling each other firmly for al-
most a decade now that this is an inter-
dependent world, that events in it are all
tied together in a grimly unified structure.
This deep, underlying unity may be show-
ing up in more ways and in more fields
than we realize.
That may be true. But what does it
prove? It proves that even well-to-do farm-
ers no longer have much confidence in the
reactionary solution for their economic
problems. And that is a liberal vote, even if
its base is only a negative vote of no-confi-
dence in the conservative way. A man does
not have to be a red-hot liberal, with a
rounded, affirmative conception of the kind
of future he seeks for the world, to vote in
the liberal direction. If he merely votes his
fears, that is enough.
And that is precisely the point; there
are very few places left in the world today
where the reactionary solution commands
much confidence. The Republicans do not
make out a really first-class case for
themselves when they say that they were
beaten, not because the liberals rose
against them, but because even prosperous
farmers are today a little afraid of them.
So, on the whole, I feel I can stand back
of my little remark of yesterday that reac-
tion is on its way out in this world. I've just
noticed, for example, that Paul G. Hoffman,
Marshall Plan administrator, has said, in a
speech that one aim of the Plan is to in-
crease the average per capita yearly income
in Western Europe from about $320 to $500.
There are those who try to argue that the
Marshall Plan is a reactionary American
effort to hold Europe in economic thralldom,
,nd nnrainxrth a ra -na xar nnnvina

and Interior Decorating Group
are co-sponsors for a Christmas
Party for all members of the Uni-
versity of Michigan Dames, their
husbands, and friends, in the As-
sembly Room,3Rackham Bldg.,
Sat., Dec. 4, 8:30 p.m.. to 12.
There will be card playing,
dancing, and a drawing for door
prizes. Each couple is to bring a
Christmas-wrapped gift for the
"grab-;brg." Refreshments;.
Tickets may be purchased from
Mrs. George Peterson, No. 64, Vet-
erans' Enrgency Housing Proj-
ect, Phone 7264 or Mrs. George
Luther, 820 McKinley, Phone 2-
6987, or may be purchased at the

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