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Education Aid

A SOUND AND WISE policy has been ad-
vocated at a recent regional conference
of Higher Education. It is a plan, which, if
carried out, will mean college training for
20,000 students each year who might other-
wise not be able to afford more than high
school training.
The plan calls for Federal aid amount-
ing to at least one million dollars yearly
for further education to students of su-
perior ability.
One wonders how the new 81st Congress
would fit this added expenditure into the
already tremendous national budget. With
fifteen billion dollars going to national de-
fense as well as our enormous commitments
under ERP, and perhaps some increased
"token" aid to China, we can easily imagine
certAin Congressmen asking if we can afford
to "waste" one million dollars more of Mr.
Taxpayers' money each year for such a proj-
ect. We must prepare to answer this ques-
It is to the vital advantage of the Unit-
ed States that more complete and better
edutation be available to as many young
Americans as possible. Although our high
schools are generally good as far as they
go, they do not go far enough. More and
more the country is looking to the college
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

trained person for leadership. Not only
is a college education almost a necessary
prerequisite for a responsible job, but only
a college education will give peacetime
students the broad, general world outlook
our GI's have developed through actual
contacts with the lands outside our bor-
ders. A college education can, more than
perhaps any other single factor prepare
young America to lead the U.S. along the
very difficult road of international poli-
Federal aid for a college training program
could work, indeed has worked under the GI
program. Ability must be the only criterion
for awarding of scholarships and the sti-
pend must be from $500 to $1,000 a year to
insure adequate funds for even the poorest
scholar. The program must be administered
on the state level in accordance with the
Constitution, and on a non-political basis.
A mighty army, navy and air force is
supposed to help keep the peace. Aid in
Europe is supposed to "contain" the Rus-
sians behind the "Iron Curtain." Both of
these are doubtful methods of bringing
about an end to war. How much more prac-
tical and far-sighted would the prepara-
tion of 2,000 intelligent students each year
for future roles in American affairs be for
the maintenance of peace?
The sum of money is great and would in-
crease each year but the reward is far
greater. The reward is an ever-increasing
number of capable, well-educated Amer-
icans, prepared in every way to lead the
country and the world to peace.
-Phyllis Cohen.

Working Together

AVC WAS SET UP as a non-political, fra-
ternal, liberal organization for World
War II veterans. Being non-political is an
ideal state, in which all the committee can
hope to do at present is rise above the
narrowness of partisan politics. The promi-
nence of the Communst issue has made it
imperative that the problem of Communist
membership and participation be solved be-
fore any liberalgroup can pursue its peace-
ful aims.
So far, the American Veterans Com-
mittee has done very well. Both major
factions charged the other with packing
meetings. The result was a rapid growth
of the organization. It was found that if
everybody with a sincere interest "packs"
a group, something very close to democ-
racy is achieved.
Five weeks ago, AVC was in acute danger
of falling to pieces. But now the odds are
that it will emerge with a new strength of
maturity from the present field of battle.
The three members who claim they are
Communists will presumably be ousted,
and meetings may be conducted as amicably
as they can be when the Clandestine Party
is not an issue.
The majority of the membership will not

regard the three Communists as martyrs,
but will not set up a Committee on un-AVC
Activities, either. For while some will con-
tinue to believe that bona fide Communists
have as good a right as anybody else to join
student groups, especially "non-political"
ones, the majority may very well follow the
reasoning of the national AVC in the man-
datory expulsion of known Communists.
AVC's potential strength lies in a real-
istic approach to the problems of the
day, not the avoidance of issues. AVC
must be representative of all liberal forces
on campus. For that reason, no faction
must be allowed to capture AVC. Any
such "victory" would end the usefulness of
AVC on this campus.
In the United States there are differences
of opinion. In AVC there are differences of
opinion. Neither is a sign of weakness. All
is not sweetness and light, and extreme par-
liamentary bickering may be unavoidable
when it comes to vital issues.
But as long as citizens of different shades
of opinion can keep the common welfare in
mind and work together toward that end,
there is yet hope for the American Vet-
erans Committee.
-John Neufeld.

Working Notes
HEALTH: I don't see how the American
Medical Association can, with a straight
face, go ahead with its plan to assess each
of its 140,000 doctor-members $25 with
which to build a fund to fight against com-
pulsory health insurance. That sounds as if
the doctors believe that in union there is
strength, and that people ought to work
together and pool their resources for a com-
mon end. For if each doctor tried to fight
compulsory health insurance alone, he'd
have maybe only $25 to spend. Combined,
the doctors will raise $3,500,000 and may
well defeat the administration's plan.
But the plan the doctors are fighting is
one under which the people would pool
their resources to get more and better
medical care. It's a plan which holds that
all of us, working together, can do more
to protect each other's health than any
one of us can alone. The doctors feel, or
many of them do, anyway, that com-
pulsory health insurance is vicious, and
that such matters are better handled on
a free, unorganized, individual basis.
THERE, THERE: The President is be-
ginning to make little conciliatory re-
marks again. He has just announced that
business has nothing to fear from his new
administration. Mr. Truman seems to have
a compulsion to drop such remarks, and it is
his poorest mannerism. It is what he did
when he once referred to price controls
as "police state" methods, just after he had
asked for such controls, and just before he
was to campaign on the ground that he
wanted them. Nobody asks Mr. Truman to
go around scaring business, or making faces
at it, or even to be hostile to it.
When he makes remarks of the kind
here mentioned, he sinks into the puffy,
fuzzy level of trade convention talk; a
little cloud of unreality floats across his
desk, and from it a deposit of goo settles
over the political scene. We begin to go
all soft and verbal again, which is of no
help to anybody including business. Bus-
iness has already discounted a moderate
liberal program, and braced itself for it,
and feels none too bad about it. But when
the President talks as he just has, he
throws the question open again, and im-
proves the morale of those whom he has
just defeated. Five such statements will be
as bad as if he had lost the election.
*F * *
there is something almost sodden about
Britain's opposition to Israel. It takes the
form, these days, of working to postpone
Israel's admission to the United Nations.
That surprises nobody; it was predicted;
in fact it is possible to predict all of
Britain's moves in this field. She has become
a monotonous great power, and that is a
desperate condition into which to fall. In
fact one of Britain's chief troubles in rela-
tion to today's world is that whereas she
once used to be an irresistible force in hu-
man affairs, she has lately been content to
be merely an immovable object. But the
kind of greatness that envelops an irresist-
ible force is not inherent in an immovable
object; a force can bypass an object, leav-
ing it sitting forlorn and alone, in a place
that was once way uptown.
(Copyright, 1948, New York Post Corporation)
PERFORMING THE VERY notable feat of
topping their excellent production of
"Pinafore" last semester, the Gilbert and
Sullivan Society opened last night with a
thoroughly distinguished performance of the
tragi-comic "Yeomen of the Guar.d"

Possibly one of the hardest of the Gil-
bert and Sullivan operettas to produce,
The Yeomen was presented with skill,
talent and obvious relish. Costumes and
setting were in complete accord with the
mood of the operetta and provided appro-
priate background for the fine perform-
ances of chorus and principals.
Rowland McLaughlin was an able Col-
geant Meryll, Robert Elson as the unfortu-
little unsure of himself at the start, gave.
a quite satisfactory performance. Elsie May-
nard, the minstrel girl, who married Fair-
fax "sight-unseen," was played by Cohleen
Jensen, whose beautifully clear voice and
sensitive interpretation of her music over-
shadowed any small lack in acting ability.
But top honors in both the acting and
singing fields go unquestionably to Joyce
Edgar and Jim Ueberhorst as Phoebe and
Wilfred, respectively. Both showed the
greatest versatility and real talent in the
interpretation of their parts. Miss Edgar
was perfect as the winsome, lovesick and
love-hounded maiden, with fine acting
and smooth, professional singing. Ueber-
horst, who established himself as an ably
obnoxious character in Pinafore last year,
continued in that vein as the sincere, but
quite horrible Head Jailer and Assistant
Outstanding in a small part was Jimmie
Lobaugh, whose hilarious performance as
the Second Yeoman seemed to draw the
most laughs from President Alenxander G.
Ruthven (who Was sitting in front of the
reviewer). Fine singing and acting ability


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"Boy, is she stacked up!"

Demanding No Less

(Continued from Page 3)
Lecture, auspices of the School
of Forestry and Conservation.
"Cutting Tools for the Wood using
Industries." R. D. Brooks, Field
Engineer, E. C. Atkins Company,
Indianapolis, Indiana 10 a.m.,
Wed., Dec. 8, West Conference
Room, Rackham Building.
All students following the Wood
Technology Curriculum are ex-
pected'to attend; others interest-
ed are invited.
Lecture, auspices of Alpha Kap-
pa Delta. "Problem of Motivation
as Illustrated in Studies in French
Industries." Dr. Richard Williams,
Wayne University. 4:15 p.m., Wed.
Dec. 8, Rackham Amphitheatre.
The public is invited.
University Lecture: "Demo-
cratic Education a n d World
Crisis" Dr. H. Gordon Hullfish,
Professor of Educational Philoso-
phy, Ohio State University; aus-
pices of the School of Education.
8:30 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 9, Kellogg
University Lecture "Sorcery and
Witchcraft among the Natives of
South Africa." Dr. I. Schapera,
Professor of Anthropology, Uni-
versity of Cape Town, South Afri-
ca, Visiting Professor at the Uni-
versity of Chicago; auspices of the
Department of Anthropology. 4:15
p.m., Fri., Dec. 10, Kellogg Audi-
University Lectures in Journal-
ism, auspices of the Department
of Journalism. Two lectures by Er-
win D. Canham, Editor, The
Christian Science Monitor. "The
American Press and World Cris-
is." 3 p.m., Room B, Haven Hall;
"Can We Achieve Peace?" 8 p.m.,
Fri., Dec. 10, Kellogg Auditorium.
A cademic Notices
Public Health 115a (Dr. Otto
Engelke): The quiz set for Wed.,
Dec. 8 has been postponed to Wed.,
Dec. 15.
Bacteriology Seminar: 8 p.m,
Wed., Dec. 8, 1528 E. Medical Bldg.
Mr. Donald J. Merchant will dis-
cuss "Polysaccharides and Virus
Biological Chemistry Seminar:
4 p.m., Fri., Dec. 10, 319 W. Medi-
cal Bldg. Subject: "Interrelations
Between Oxidation of Fat and
Carbohydrate." All interested are
Organic Chemistry Seminar:
7:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 8, 1300
Chemistry Bldg. Topic: "Some
Recent Approaches to the Chem-
istry of Proteins." Speaker: Dr.
Andre Dreiding.
Engineering Mechanics Semi-
nar: 4 p.m., Wed., Dec. 8, 101 W.
Engineering Bldg. Mr. J. Francis
Shea will speak on "Review of the
Mechanics of Single Crystals."
Geometry Seminar: 3 p.m.,
Wed., Dec. 8, 3001 Angell Hall.
Miss M. Comstock wlil discuss
Karl Menger's Algebra of Geome-
College Musicum Program, un-

der the direction of Louise Cuyler
and assisted by Juana deLaban,
Maynard Klein, and Andrew
Minor, will be presented at 8:30
p.m., Dec. 8, Main Concourse of
the Museum of Art, Alumni Me-
morial Hall. The program, given
in collaboration with the Museum
of Art, will feature music of the
14th-18th centuries, and include
traditional dances of the periods.
It will be open to the general pub-
Student Recital: Helen King
Joseph, School of Music student
majoring in stringed instruments,
will present a program at 4:15
p.m., Thurs., Dec. 9, Hussey Room,
Michigan League. Mrs. Joseph has
been studying with Professor Gil-
bert Ross. The program, con-
sisting of compositions by Vivaldi,
Mozart, Dohnanyi and deFalla,
will be open to the public.
Events Today
Varsity Debate: No meeting this
evening. Next meeting, Wed.,
Dec. 15.
A.S.M.E. field trip to the Kaiser
Frazer Willow Run Plant will take
place Wed. and Thurs., Dec. 8 and
9. Buses will leave at 1 p.m. from
in front of E. Engineering Bldg.
All those wishing to go must sign
up at the A.S.M.E. bulletin board.
Agenda Student Legislature
7:30 p.m. today, Grand Rapids
Room, League.
Ensian pictures will be taken
at this meeting.
Cabinet Report:
1. Explanation cabinet to mem-
2. Appointment of women to
serve with women's judicial coun-
3. Committee to be appointed to
Iinvestigate constitution revision
4. Clarification of motion pro-
5. Appointment of legislature
member to serve on the formu-
lating committee of the Michigan
6. Marriage lectures
Old business:
1. Elections petitioning
2. Board of Athletics
1. Symphony forum
2. Summer study abroad
3. Next NSA convention
4. Movies combatting racial dis-
Culture and Education: Report
Campus action: Report
Social: Report
Public relations: Report
Varsity: Open meeting on bas-
ketball seating
New business: Legislature keys
Jean Fagan, Secretary
The Gilbert and Sullivan Socie-
ty will present "Yeomen of the
Guard," Wed. and Thurs., Dec. 8
and 9, 8 p.m., Pattengill Audito-
rium. Tickets on sale in University
Hall and at the door.
Alpha Kappa Psi: Open Meet-
ing 7:30 p.m., 130 Business Ad-
ministration Bldg. Mr. H. J. Phil-
lips of United States Steel will
Sigma Gamma Epsilon: 12:15
p.m., 3056 Natural Science. Dr.
G. W. Sinclair will speak on "The
Margins of the Canadian Shield."
Delta Sigma Pi, Professional

Business Fraternity: Business
Meeting, 8 p.m., Chapter House
Institute of Aeronautical Sci-
ence, 7:30 p.m., Rnm. 3, Michi-
gan Union. Speakers: Prof. E. W.
Conlon, Prof. W. C. Nelson, and
Prof. J. W. Luecht. Panel Discus-
sion on "The Air Transport of
All Aero Engineers welcome.
Graduate History Club: Meet-
ing, 8 p.m., Clements Library. Dr.
Irving Leonard, Chairman of the
Dept. of Romance Languages and
Literature, will speak.
Undergraduate Psychological
Society: Nomination and primary
election of officers will be followed
by a panel discussion on "The
Home" biy Dr. Guetzkow of the
Psychology department, Prof.7
Hawley of the Sociology depart-
ment and Prof. Titiev of the An-1
thropology department. Meeting
at 7:15 p.m.; program at 7:45 p.m.£
Michigan Union. .
Ullr Ski Club: Meeting, 7:301
p.m., Michigan Union. 30 minute
sound color movie on skiing in1
Aspen, Colorado, by Dick Dur-
Roger Williams Guild: Weekly
"chat" and tea at Guild House,t
4:30-6 p.m.
I.Z.F.A.: Wednesday .S t u d y
Group: 7:45 p.m., 3rd floor corri-
dor, Michigan Union.
United World Federalists Speak-1
ers Bureau: Meeting 8 p.m., Mich-
igan League. Students and fac-
ulty members interested in becom-
ing members are invited.
Square Dancing Class, spon-
sored by the Graduate Outing
Club, at W.A.B., 8 p.m. Everyone
Students for Democratic Ac-
tion: General meeting, Arthur El-
der, former director of the Work-
er's Education Service, will speak
on "The Scope of Worker's Edu-
cation." 7:30 p.m., Michigan Un-
ion. Everyone invited.
Coming Events
Business Machine and Supply
Horace H. Rackham Building,
Dec. 9 and 10, 1 to 5 and 7 to 9
p.m. Sponsored by The School of
Business Administration.
Films-Dec. 9 and 10, East Con-;
ference Room; 2 p.m., "Sitting
Pretty"; 3 p.m., "The Bell Heard
Around the World"; 4 p.m., "In
Talks and discussion-Dec. 9,
East Conference Room.
7 p.m., Charles 4leckenstein, Of-
fice Manager, Standard Accident
Insurance Company, "Standardi-
zation of Procedures in the Small
8 p.m., Professor Leo Schmidt,
Professor of Accounting School of
Business Administration, Univer-
sity of Michigan. "Mechanization
of Accounting."
Political Science Round Table:
8 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 9, East Con-
ference Room, Rackham Build-
ing. Graduate students and their
wives are invited.
American Chemical Society
Lecture: 8 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 9,
1300 Chemistry Bldg. Prof. Don-
ald Katz will speak on "The Physi-
cal Chemistry of Petroleum Res-
Civil Rights Congress: Meet-
ing, Thurs., Dec. 9, 8 p.m., Mich-
igan Union. Discussion of future
activities for the organization.
Everyone is invited.
Student-Faculty Hour: Thurs.,

Dec. 9, 4-5 p.m., Grand Rapids,
Michigan League. Speech depart-
ment will be guests. Co-sponsored
by Assembly and Pan-hel Associa-
Summer Study Abroad pro-
gram: First meeting, Thurs., Dec.
9, Cave room, Michigan League.
All interested students urged to
International Center weekly tea
for all foreign students and Amer-
ican friends, 4:30-6 p.m., Thurs.,
Dec. 9, International Center..
Hostesses: Mrs. Edward W. Blake-
man and Mrs. Christine C. Cham-
U. of M. Rifle Club: Firing, 7-
9:30 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 9, ROTC
Polonia Club: 7:30 p.m., Thurs.,
Dec. 9, Rm. 3M,N, Michigan Un-
ion. Prof. Lobanov-Rostovsky will
speak on "Poland: Rise and De-
cline." Everyone invited.
United World Federalists Round--
table on World Government
scheduled for Thursday evening
has been canceled.
Lane Hall: Thurs., Dec. 9, 7:30

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.
* ~*
Rumors Wrong
To the Editor:
ACCORDING to rumor, the
question of Michigan State's
application for membership in the
Conference will come up for ac-
tion this week. If it does, it will
be my duty to cast a vote as Mich-
igan's representative. Just once
have I been asked by a press rep-
resentative what that vote shall
be, and an answer, as stated be-
low, was given.
About two weeks ago, Mr. Cris-
ler and I, while together, were in-
terviewed by a representative of
one of the news services. We gave
him a joint answer to the simple
effect that while neither one of us
will ever allow himself to be
polled in advance of a meeting as
to what his vote will be on a spe-
cific question then only hypo-
thetical, Michigan's attitude as to
the Michigan State application
was favorable. That attitude, we
pointed out, had been stated pub-
licly more than once and had
been made known to official rep-
resentatives of Michigan State.
So far as I know, that joint
statement never received any
publicity. On the contrary, re-
ports, generally attributed to the
Chicago Daily News, that Mich-
igan was opposed to the electio
of Michigan State were giv
wide circulation.
I am writing you this letter in
the hope .that its publication may
have the effect of stopping the
flood of communications urging
me as Michigan's Faculty Repre-
sentative to vote for Michigan
State. Obviously before any ac-
tion is taken on the State appli-
cation, the Conference must first
'conclude to increase its member-
ship beyond nine.
-Ralph W. Aigler.
p.m., Student Peace Fellowship
of SRA and Ann Arbor Friends
Meeting present Dr. Lewis Hos-
kins, who has spent five months
working in communist-held ter-
ritory in China, and who will
speak on "Reconstruction Work
on Two Fronts in China.
U. of M. Dames Sewing Group:
Meet at the home of Mrs. Steven
Spear, 1941 Geddes, 8 p.m., Dec.
9. Mrs. Anna Brown, Home Dem-
onstration Agent of Washtenaw
County, will speak. For trans-
portation, call Mrs. Steven Spear,
Phone 6408.

Fifty-Ninth Year

W ASHINGTON-A strikingly interesting
idea for strengthening American defense
organization is being quietly discussed in
the upper reaches of the Administration. No
single chief of staff of all the armed serv-
ices was provided in the law unifying the
Army, Navy and Air Force. The motive was
fear 'of concentration of power. But the
result has been to leave a vacuum of author-
ity in the crucial area where roles, millions
and broad strategy must be professionally
The idea is simply to appoint as "chair-
man" of the Joint Chiefs of Staff a dis-
Ainguished senior officer with sufficient
personal prestige to cast the deciding vote
as between the embattled services. The
retirement on Jan. 20 of the President's
personal chief of staff, Admiral William
Leahy, will leave a vacancy which can be
filled in this manner.
The man whose name is currently being
mentioned for this vital task is General
Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Even this measure of basic agreement has
never been fully achieved by the services
to date. But much valuable spadework has
already been accomplished, under the deter-
mined leadership of Secretary of Defense
James V. Forrestal, at the Key West and
Newport interservice meetings.
General Eisenhower, with his great
standing and complete disinterestedness,
is the obvious choice. When he has fin-
ished laying the foundation of full agree-
ment, the proposed chairmanship of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff can pass to another
officer-General Omar Bradley is most
often named-who can then carry on
where Eisenhower has left off. Such is the
scheme now being mooted.
The truth is that the President's impulse,
to force the services to economize, is com-
pletely correct, But the approach to date,

the services are often fantastically wasteful
today is the continuing interservice struggle,
which perpetuates a sort of "keeping up
with the Joneses" psychology. If they are
to be put in hard condition, the services
desperately need an impartial trainer. And
this, fundamentally, is to be the role of
the proposed chairman of the Joint Chiefs
of Staff.
Although the President has the authority
to recall him to duty, General Eisenhower
may of course escape this burdensome new
assignment. Although General Bradley could
also do the job, the whole scheme may even
fall through. But the signs suggest that
necessity, which is the mother of inven-
tion, is at last bringing to a close the
long story of chaos and mutual bitterness
between the services. If we are to survive
in this bleak world, this much at least is
(Copyright, 1948, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)

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Season tickets for the ten Choral Union
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$2 was charged for reserved seats.
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tion of Ohio State received two hours credit
for their newspaper work the not-so-lucky
Michigan Daily reported.
Crown Prince Frederick William re-
nounced his claim to the German throne.
Announcement was made that the Uni-
versity Naval Unit would be disbanded in
two weeks.
The Michigan League put on a circus
complete with sideshow, vaudeville and tra-
peze artists.

II Mark Twain had a method for getting
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