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City Editor's_
SEE THE LOCAL Communists and their
friends are up to their old tricks of trying
to capture a progressive organization and
use, it for their own ends.
This time they have openly invaded the
campus chapter of the Americans Veterans
Committee under the leadership of local
commie-about-town Ed Shaffer.
Avowed Communist Shaffer brought his
bunch of cronies to pack the AVC meeting
this week.
They outvoted the rank and file mem-
bership on every question and completely
reversed the AVC's stand on local and na-
tional issues.
AVC officials were caught unawares~ by
this typical example of Communist tactics
at the meeting but have quickly taken steps
to combat the Reds.
An enviable record of service to the
University, the students and the commun-
ity has been compiled by the AVC in two
short years. They have sponsored excellent
lectures, social events, contributed $1,000
to the Community Chest and stimulated
student interest in vital social and polit-
ical questions.
Communist control of the group would
relegate this excellent program to a back
seat. The AVC-under the heel of Shaffer
and his friends-would be nothing more
than a vehicle for Communist propaganda.
Its outstanding past record forgotten, the
campus AVC chapter would soon be shunned
by fair-minded veterans if it fell under
complete control of the Communists.
AVC Chairman Dave Babson has issued
a plea for all current members of the
group to attend the next meeting of the
group in two weeks. He also has urged
any interested non-member veterans to
join the group.
A good turnout will enable the officers
to win their battle to restore the AVC to
the status of a representative body of Uni-
versity veterans.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

Plan for Utopia

"How Did Atomic Energy Information Leak Out
To The Damn Scientists In The First Place?"

Current Movies

A MAN WITH an idea but no plan, repre-.
senting a party with a similar program,
left us thoroughly confused about the plat-
form of the Progressive Party.
The idea, as Senator Glen Taylor put it
yesterday, is to achieve peace with Russia
and prosperity and utopia for America.
The plan, the method by which this
undoubtedly desirable peace, prosperity
and utopia are to be achieved, did not
L ke Home
THEY WALKED into the park as if they
knew the way very well.
"How do you guess?" asked the young
woman. "Is it ours tonight or isn't it?"
"It'll be ours," said the young man. "It's
cold tonight." He shifted a portable radio
from one hand to the other.
They turned a bend, and stopped before
a bench in no way different from the others
in the row..
"Our Bench," said the young woman. They
sat down.
"We'll have to stop doing this soon," said
the young man. "The evenings are getting'
The young man switched on the radio,
and drew down some high music, which
sounded as if it were being strained through
a piece of tinfoil.
"It'll be real cozy in your mother's liv-
ing .room this winter," said the young
man. "Spending the evenings with the
five of them, and then pulling in the cots
to sleep at night."
"Well, we have all this," said the young
man. He pointed to the water fountain oppo-
site. "There's our plumbing."
"Don't forget our furniture," said the
young woman. She patted the side of the
park bench. "Country Chippendale."
"We really shouldn't have our ten sofas
all in a row," said the young man. "It seems
lacking in imagination."
"But we have so much space," said the
young woman.
"Somehow a voice, without their notic-
ing it, had replaced the thin high music
on the radio. It said something about
working in unity with Congress.
"Say, it's Dewey," said the young man.
"Nice to have a radio in our living room,"
said the young woman. They leaned against
each other and listened.
"We do not have enough good homes for
our people," said the radio voice solemnly.
"I'll bet he's exaggerating," said the young
"How's he going, to get new homes by
working with Congress, when Congress
doesn't want to spend any money for new
homes," asked the young woman.
Suddenly the young man sat upright.
"I know what he's doing," he said. "He's
doing what we're doing."
"How do you mean?"
"We're making believe this is our home,
and he's persuaded himself that he and
Congress will get us a home. It's our game,
don't you see?" The young man laughed.
"Country Chippendale. It's the same home,
with the same high ceiling."
The young woman said nothing.
Another young couple came walking down
the path.
"It's the Smiths," said the young man.
"Been our neighbors all summer."
"Oh, come on in," said the young man.
"Come in and warm yourself at the radio."
(Copyright, 1948, New York Post Corporation)
Ten Years Past
"THIS IS ABSOLUTELY my last territor-
ial claim-but from it I will never re-
So spoke Adolph Hitler of Czechoslovakia
just 10 years ago.

Shortly afterwards: Munich, and the
world began a dismal cavalcade of ap-
peasement on a treadmill that led around
and around and eventually to war.
How did the world get started on this
treadmill that today promises to lead us to
capitulation in Berlin and war with an
aggressive Russia?
The Allies simply became so warped at
maintaining 'peace at any price' that they
submitted a brother nation to peaceful rav-
aging. The agreement made at Munich was
even celebrated in most European capitals-
except in Prague where the people gloomily
and philosophically accepted their lot as
guinea pigs in a phony-peace plan.
Hitler,- of course, maintained that the
provinces being chopped from Czechoslo-
vakia, were "predominantly German." Now,
today, the British, American and French are
called "Outsiders" in Berlinraffairs by the,
Russians. Hitler was only trying to. bring
under the rule of the Fatherland those peo-
ple that rightfully belonged under it. Today,
Russia claims Berlin is "part of the Eastern
portion of Germany and belongs with that
area under Russian control."
There is little else about Munich that
is important. The vital facts are those
after Munich - more weary steps on the
treadmill, more demands, more conces-
sions, and finally war.
If we are to avoid a third world war, we
must stay off the treadmill that started at
Steps must be taken to prove to Russia

exist, or was too obscurely presentNd by
the Senator. On Henry Wallace's election
to the White House, the Senator beives
that Russia would immediately drop her
belligerent attitude and concentrate in
peaceful objectives at home.
What the Progressive President would do
if Russia did NOT follow the pattern out-
lined was not even considered by the Sen-
* * *
WHILE THE EARLY arugments of the
Progressives had their points when they
condemned the Truman Doctrine and the
Marshall Plan as having war potentialities,
more recent events, revealing the Progressive
defense of almost all of Russia's actions,
show that their constructive criticism of our
foreign policy has degenerated into support
of Russian imperialism.
This tendency was clearly shown by
Senator Taylor's explanation of the recent
events in Czechoslovakia~. First, he said
that "Commnunists" had taken over the
country but that there were no Russians
around. When questioned further, he ad-
mitted that Czechoslovakia is, "under Rus-
sian domination."
The Senator's attitude on the rest of our
foreign policy was simply that Wall Street,
in the persons of Dulles, Forrestal and Dra-
per, would dominate, whether Truman or
Dewey were elected.
* * *
THE PROGRESSIVES would take all, or
as the Senator said, some of the money
that the Wall Streeters are spending on
armaments and use it for a grand elabora-
tion on Herb Hoover's Chicken In Every Pot:
The Wallaceites want $100 pensions, hous-
ing, roads, education and dams all over' the
This beautiful picture will spring into
focus, not because of the Progressives' hard
work, but simply by the election of Henry
Wallace and the subsequent return of Russia
to her cave.
-Al Blumrosen..
-Don McNeil.



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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,
* * *
Jck Rbbit
To the Editor:
"Between the two" they no
doubt can ;physically fit the shoes
of the Jack Rabbit. But for pure
football finesse, sheer excellence,
and polished prestidigitation none
could ever fill the shoes of Jack
Weisenburger. In addition, Jack's
6.76 yardjs per try of last year was
certainly a munificent effort and
deserved my All-America nomina-
-Robert S. Gamble.
More Knowledge
To the Editor:
DETAILS about courses can be
helpful, but what course (if
any) can be better than its in-
structor (or prof.)? Why can't we
spring about ten steps ahead and
evaluate our teachers? Of course
as objectively as possible - and
then have this additional informa-
tion available to all students-It is
conceivable and possible isn't it?

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.t the State...
with Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland.
E ITHER MY TASTE for rollicking adven-
ture has become somewhat jaded with
the years, or else this Warner Brothers re-
release isn't quite as good as my child's mind
once figured it to be.
Although the stomp-and-whistle crowd
was apparently entranced as Robin and his
Merry Men went through their well-worn
paces, the picture impressed this reviewer
as being a paradoxical combination of ac-
tion-and tedium.
Agile Errol is kept busy throughout,
swinging from trees, shooting a seemingly
unlimited supply of arrows and, naturally,
falling at intervals into hasty embraces with
the lovely Olivia. She is a tower of goodness
and virtue unhappily cast among the troup
of rats occupying Nottingham Castle during
the absence of the Good King Richard.
Nonetheless, the picture definitely retains
some appeal even for those screen addicts
who have become more sophisticated since
they first saw it-not to mention for red-
blooded lovers of high adventure. The old
legend comes violently to life in lushly
technicolored Sherwood Forest. Basil Rath-
bone is terribly nasty, the sword duels are
frequent and fierce, and the whole gaudy
spectacle leaves one exhausted, but fairly
satisfied that he has gotten his four-bit's
-Bob White.
** *
'At the Michigan.. .
ANNA KARENINA, with Vivien Leigh and
Ralph Richardson.
MAYBE HIGH expectations is the natural
forerunner of disappointment, but Anna
Karenina is a movie one attends all primed
for great things and comes away from-
feeling that somebody watered the punch.
The general idea is there, and the charac-
ters all have the right names and costumes
and take trains to and from the proper cities,!
but there the similarity between the screen
version and Tolstoy's great classic ends. The
pathos and dramatic conviction of the book
has become so lost in the shuffle that one is
tempted to ask just what all the fuss is
For Vivien Leigh, although a lovely young
lady, is a stilted Anna, whose renunciation
of the world for love seldom gets beyond
a picture of a vacillating female who wants
to have her cake and eat it too.

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At Hill Auditorium .. .
"PANIC," Viviane Romance, Michel Si-
mon, Paul Bernard.
HERE IS AN effort of the Frenchmen that
turns out to be very good, if not better.
"Panic" has the quality of startling you into
the realization that there is still such a thing
as a good movie, the reasons being:
1. The plot gets under way the instant
the picture htas-6lIfe' is no introductory
scenery or slow mental build-up.
2. The sets and backgrounds are not con-
structed of cardboard on studio sound
stages, but are obviously the real thing.
3. The dialogue is precise and clipped-
there are no lengthy speeches-yet the pic-
ture conveys a wealth of irony, pathos, and
bitter humor.
The story opens with a murder, and it
is revealed early that Mr. Bernard is the
assassin. Viviane Romance (could that
possibly be her real name?) as his girl,
does everything in her power to protect
him from discovery. Together, they work
on Mr. Simon, who plays an eccentric
man divorced from all normal life, and
by planting evidence in his room, the
two make the townspeople think that Si-
mon is the murderer.
Events pile up until finally the entire
village rises up against him, and there is
a good five minutes of suspense that has
been unequalled on this side of the blue
for quite some time. Even when we thought
it was finished, they pulled out a couple of
trump cards.
The film was well cast, except perhaps in
the case of Miss Romance, who wasn't quite
sure whether she was a good girl or other-
wise. The only inadequacy was in the sub-
titles, which had the bad habit of not being
there at parts where we would very much
have liked them.
-Alex Lindsay.
0 Politics?
And It Was...
AN EVENING or so ago, the Associated
Press appeared to be offering extra spe-
cial service these days of campaign talks.
A few hours after sending over a long story
on Dewey's latest bit of oratory, which, ac-
cording to press language was the "first
night lead," the operator began to send over
a second report of the speech. It was en-
titled "second light lead."
* * *
Spatial Relations ...
recently stopped by a worried young
man who asked us if we knew where he
en*d fndA &nralj. TTAL (We.avelyeon-

Dewey and Berlint
WASHINGTON-Prediction has never been riskier than in these
grim times. Yet it requires no supernatural powers to foresee
the most likely course of events' in the next six or eight weeks. Bar
some sudden, unanticipated reversal of Soviet policy, the final
Western approach to Moscow will lead to no settlement of the Berlin
crisis. The issue will then be referred to the United Nations, meeting
in Paris.
The Western Allies will present their case, while Mr. Vish-
insky shouts that the Soviets want nothing so much as a peace
treaty for all Germany and the withdrawal of all troops. He will
simultaneously reject all terms on which a peace treaty might
be accepted by the Western powers. And the Soviet authorities
in eastern Germany will continue to build up a German armed
force for the seizure of power if the Western occupation forces
are withdrawn.
* * * *
THIS MUCH seems predictable with reasonable certainty. But
after that comes a great darkness. or what happens after the
United Nations supports the West and Dewey is elected? Only one
thing is clear. That is that Dewey is almost certain to be confronted,
perhaps even before he is officially inaugurated, with a decision more
crucial than any which has faced any newly elected President in our
It is conceivable, to be sure, that with the end of the Amer-
ican political campaign, the time of decision will at least be
postponed. Last spring, before the Berlin blockade, an interesting
assessment of future Soviet policy was made by the experts
and submitted to the National Security Council. According to
this assessment, Soviet foreign policy this summer and autumn
would be based squarely on the assumption that the Presidenitial
campaign in this country was certain largely to paralyze Amer-
ican leadership in world affairs. The dominant faction in the
Politburo, it was believed, had become convinced that the cam-
paign presented the Soviet Union with the best possible oppor-
tunity for seizing control of Berlin.
The experts' assessment of Soviet policy seems to have been borne
out by events. And this in turn suggests the hope that with the
campaign over and a new Administration firmly in the saddle
the Soviets will cautiously relax their pressure. They might suddenly
revert to the same basis for settlement as that proposed by Stalin
himself in Moscow at the end of August.
* * * *
YET THIS IS NO MORE than a hope, and a slim one into the
bargain. The Soviet position in Berlin has been hardened by events
and the bitter wrangling in Paris will harden it further. And if the
blockade is not lifted, Dewey, and indeed the whole Western World
in which he will become the most powerful single figure, will be face
to face with the ultimate choice, which has been postponed for so
long. This is whether to evacuate Berlin or to risk an immediate war.
Although the French, who are on the firing line, are more hesi-
tant, there is very little disposition either in Washington or Londor
to yield to Soviet pressure. Contrary to the general impression, such
sentiment as there is for evacuation in official Washington exist
among a minority of the military. Any course other than evacuation
runs this military argument, might lead to war and the West i
not ready for war. Berlin is a militarily untenable position. Moreover,
it is argued, the airlift puts in jeopardly the bulk of British an
American air transport, since in case of war the transport plane
committed to the airlift could be quickly destroyed by bombing, b
parachutists or by fighter planes.
This is a military view-held, it must be emphasized, only by
a small minority of the military-and Berlin is essentially a polit-
ical problem. And there is little doubt that Dewey and his
advisers share the conviction of the Administration policy makers
that a backdown in Berlin could lead in the end only to a back-
down in Vienna and everywhere else, or to war. This in turn
suggests that very soon after the election, Dewey, in concert
with the British and French leaders, will have to find some way to
lance the Berlin boil.
The fact must be faced that there is no safe and easy way in,
which the boil can be lanced. There has been talk of economic
sanctions to bring peaceful counter-pressure on the Soviet Union.
But preliminary studies indicate that such measures would be wholly
ineffective, if only because the Soviet Union is already, by choice of
its leaders, virtually isolated economically from the non-Soviet world.
Thus it seems likely that after the election, Dewey will have to choose
some direct and decisive course of action to convince the Politburo
that we mean to stand upon our rights. Such action will obviously
involve the risk of war. But the wisest heads, in Paris and London as in
Washington, believe that firm action will not lead to war but to peace,
just as firm action taken in time might have spared the world the
agony of the last war.
(Copyright, 1948, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)

Letters to the Editor.

(Informally if no other way-pre-
ferably in black and white).
-D. Nak.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Eta Kappa Nu,
an electrical engineering honor so-
ciety, has taken one step in this
direction by instituting a faculty
evaluation program in the electrical
engineering dept.)
ROMANCE, says President Bryn
J. Hovde of the New School
for Social Research, is being
squeezed to death because modern
apartments are too small. He re-
veals that he is naive.
Why, love has never needed
room for its blooming. It will feed
on a glance across the street with-
out ever a word's being spoken,
as with Dante and Beatrice, or it
will flame between a Tristan and
Isolde in the prow of a tiny boat.
It will sing its high poetry in the
cramped quarters of Juliet's bal-
cony, or go to its knees with ten-
derness in the small garret of a
MANKIND'S ingenuity has de-
vised a score of schemes to
try to stifle romance-schemes like
Spain's duenna system, which de-
nies all privacy. Still love peren-
nially stubborn, insists on break-
ing thrrough.
President Hovde may know his
sociology, but he underestimates
the human heart. Thelove that
laughs at locksmiths will laugh as
well at lack of room.
-St. Louis Star Times.

Publication in The Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
typewritten form to the office of
the Assistant to the President, Room
1021 Angell Hall, by 3:00 p.m. on the
day preceding publication (11:00
a.m. Saturdays).
VOL. LIX, No. 4
Time Change
At 12:01 a.m., Sun., Sept. 26, the Uni-
versity time system will be changed
from Daylight Saving Time to Eastern
Standard Time and University activi-
ties will thereafter operate on Eastern
Standard Time.
Closing. hours for women students
beginning Sat., Sept. 25, will be in ac-
2ordance with Eastern Standard Time.
rhis meng that on Saturday night,
Sept. 25, ,.the closing hour will be 12:30
a.m..Eastern Standard Time OR 1:30
'.m. Diylight Saving Time.
Football game broadcast entertain-
nents have been authorized for the
ichigan State game on Sat., Sept. 25,
between,2:30 and 5:30 p.m. for the fol-
owing -house groups:
Alpha Delta Phi, Delta Kappa Ep-
,ilon, Nu Sigma Nu, Psi Upsilon, Win-
;hell House.
Approvedstudent sponsored social
>vents for the coming week-end:
sept. 24
Congregaational-Disciples Guild, Lu-
:heran Student Association, Mosher
Hall, Owen House, Phi Sigma Kappa.
Sept. 25
Alpha Kappa Kappa, Beta Theta P1,
Phi Rho Sigma, Theta Xi, Phi Chi
Graduate students who plan to en-
ter the Hopwood contests in therspring
must be enrolled this semester in a
writing course giving graduate credit
either in the department of English
Language and Literaturenor in the de-
partment of Journalism.
Sports Instruction for Women
All vacancies available in the re-
4uired physical education classes for
gomen will be open for election. Since
these are limited, students should reg-
tster immediately in Office 15, Barbour
Women Students
All students not required to take
chysical education who wiuld like to
ave some instruction in dancing, meet
?~riday, 2-3 p.m., Barbour Gymnasium:
Academic Notices
English 78: Prof. Boys' class (for-
nerly Prof. Price's) starting Fri., Sept.
:4, will meet in Rm. 3217 Angell Hall,
instead of 406 Library.
English 165 will meet in 2203 Angell
c1aul Friday and thereafter.
French 295, Students in French Lit-
erature of the 19th and 20th Centuries,
will meet Tuesday and Thursday, at 9
p.m., in Room 310 Romance Languages
Bldg. The first meeting will be on
Tues., Sept. 28.
Speech 41, section 5, meeting at 2
p.m.,, 'Xll- meet in 4208 Angell Hall
Friday of this week only.
Events Today
German Coffee Hour: 3-4:30 p.m., ri.,
Michigan League Coke Bar. Students
and faculty members invited.
Lutheran Student Association Party,
8:30 p.m., Zion Luestra~n Parish Hall.


Roger Williams Guild treasure hunt:
8:30 p.m. Meet at the Guild House.
Coming Events
Alpha, Kappa Psi, professional busi-
ness fraternity: Open house for pros-
pective pledges, 2-4 p.m., Sun., Sept.
26, at the chapter house
Graduate Outing Club: Meet for hik-
ing, Sun., Sept. 26, 2:30 p.m., northwest
entrance Rackham Bldg. Sign up at
Rackham check desk before noon Sat-
urday. All graduate students welcome.
ROTC Rifle Team candidates report
to the Rifle Range, Quartermaster Bldg.
(on campus), 7 p.m. Mon., Sept. 27.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation: Sab-
bath Evening Services, 7:45 p.m. Fire-
side Discussion, 8:30 p.m. on "The Le-
gend of Henry Ford." Social hour.
Polonia Club: Open meeting, 7:30
p.m., Tues.., International Center. Dis-
cussion of plans for a picnic after the
Oregon game. Newrmembers urged to

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/ And there's a loudspeaker in all of the
classrooms. So the Principal can talk
to us. And a man was fixing it. See?

Tss, tss! The wire of the
mike-What an impractical
inkwell! Get me something

She went away and left us again-
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