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Year 's BestuGit

T WA' ONE hundred and sixty years ago
that the American people established the
Bill of Rights which guaranteed their polit-
ical rights and privileges. Now, under the
guidance of our greatest stateswoman,
Eleanor Roosevelt, a bill of political and
economic rights, not just for America but
the world, has been approved by the United
This declaration is not the simple repe-
tition of our own statement but encom-
passes that field which Franklin D. Roose-
velt intended us to include when he told
Congress of these rights in 1943. That is
the field of social security.
The United Nations has declared the in-
dividual rights of thought, conscience and
religion, of opinion, expression and assem-
bly as inalienable. It has proclaimed the
human family and the inherent dignity of it
the foundation of all justice and peace in
the world.
But it has gone even deeper into the
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

problem of securing the happy life for
all men. People are to be secure in their
right to movement within a country and
the right to travel abroad; the right to
have and hold property and have privacy
in the home; the right to work and to
have a free choice of work; protection
against unemployment and the right to
free leisure.
Now, it remains for us to see to the
fulfillment of these rights. For no ideals
can be achieved without the belief of all
in their basic truth. We are not near those
goals -yet, even in the United States. The
right to work and have a free choice of
work are not the inalienable rights of Amer-
icans when they are restricted by irrespon-
sible business men, unions or government.
There is work to be done. And in the
face of the opposition which the Declara-
tion has received abroad and will undoubt-
edly receive here its implementation is in
doubt. But even considering- the difficulties,
the step thus taken by the United Nations
is a beacon, an ideal Christmas present for
the people of the world, in a year that
has been torn with the dissension and
petty squabbling of a nature which made
us question whether the rights' of man were
even being considered.
-Don McNeil.

- -
At the Michigan . .. order here. Type casting may get dull, but
"~5q *there is such a thing as plausible comedy
JULIA MISBEHAVES, with Greer Gar- and a graceful way to let down your hair.
son and Walter Pidgeon. Neither is evidenced here, and until they
find such a script, the Garson-Pidgeon team
MR. AND MRS. MINIVER have let the should turn their Oscars to the wall and
movie-going public down with a loud continue to act their age, and well, act,
and painful thump. Julia misbehaving is a to compensate for this fiasco.
mess from start to finish. It is one of those -Gloria Hunter.
movies that you anticipate happily-good * * *
cast, clever title, hmm, should be a gay t t Sa
little piece. You are even tolerant of its -0 *-
awkward and unbelievable beginning-Miss LIFE WITH FATHER, with William Pow-
Garson as a lovely showgirl going all dewey- ell and Irene Dunne.
eyed over an invitation to her daughter's
wedding. LIKE EVERYONE who saw the stage pres-
Daughter. and husband haven't been entation of this Clarence Day story, we
seen in twenty years. Things will pick up approach a criticism of the picture with a
you say, as she whips off to the wedding. slight negative prejudice.
And they dopick up, but only to drop Nevertheless, we must say with com-
and settle into every pat, unlikely and plete objectivity that William Powell
highly ridiculous situation ever ground turns in probably the finest character
out by Hollywood's hierarchy of halfwits. portrayal of his career.
It's all here: Walter Pidgeon sitting Whatever shortcomings the picture may
around an umpteen room mansion with have, Powell's interpretation of the Father
his frosty mother and engaged daughter, role is alone well worth the price of admis-
Elizabeth Taylor. io s-
Miss Taylor talks and acts like a twelve- Aac th
year-old, her fiance never materializes be- As a matter of fact, there is nothmg
much wrong with any of the acting. Irene
yond a bedside picture, and after the first Dunne is quite superb as Mother, and the
glimpse of Peter Lawfordpainting idioti efforts of Jimmy Lydon, Zazu Pitts, and
murals about the p1lace, you know the out- EiaehTyo emt a f nfn
come of that round. With not too much Ehzabeth Taylor seem to pay off in fine
to work with there, we turn to Pidgeon s
falling in love with the wife he left those However, as we have said before, fine
many years ago and hasn't apparently acting does not necessarily make a fine
missed until this red hot minute. picture-and this seems to be the case
But why drag it all in by the hair-I here.
had to go, but I can spare you the The plot-(Will Father allow himself to
painful details. Sure, there are laughs, be Baptized?)-seemed entirely adequate on
it's so schmaltzy there have to be some. Broadway. In the picture, unfortunately, it
Caesar Romero as a stupid acrobat, his simply doesn't come off too well. For some
alcoholic mother, leaky rowboats, a crack- reason, which we confess we do not see, it
er eating bear, Miss Garson falling down tnds to seriously drag in spots.
woodpiles, are all calculated to pull a This notwithstanding, Hollywood's Life
smile if they had to cripple the cast in with Father is far from disappointing. As a
the process. colorful, technically excellent study of The
Only a custard pie sequence was omitted, Good Life at the turn of the century, it is, in
and while it wouldn't have added much, one general, pretty well done.
more tired routine would have been right in -Bob White.

GOP World
KNOW HOW the GOP can save itself.
All it has to do is figure out what is nec-
essary to save the country and the world,
and be for that. Even if the measures it
decided upon weren't perfect, it would be
all right-so long as the people felt that
there were sincerity and objectivity behind
The trouble is the GOP isn't figuring how
to save the world, but only how to save the
The GOP can be saved only when it be-
comes important to the people that it be
saved. And it will become important to
the people that the GOP be saved only
when the GOP becomes important to the
The GOP's own reactions are different
from those of the world in which it op-
erates and in which it seeks to win elec-
tions. It regards as stupendous what others
regard as of no great moment. It gets all
shy and reluctant when it is asked to put on
a little color of liberalism, quite as if it were
being asked to walk naked down Fifth Ave-
nue under the noonday sun,
Fundamentally, the GOP's trouble is
that it misreads the world. It feels that
the world is hesitating about liberalism,
because it itself is hesitating. It feels that
the world is waiting with bated breath
to see whether the GOP decides for lib-
eralism, when, as a matter of fact, the
world has made its own decision on this
point long ago.
The GOP is indeed lost and bewildered
in a changed world. It is a world in which.
as Maine goes, the nation doesn't. It is a
world in which the party that wins the mid-
term Congressional elections does not win
the Presidency.
It is, finally, a world which would re-
gard a mild GOP swing toward formal
liberalism not as a sign that the GOP
had gone liberal, but as a sign that the
GOP still cynically believed that the only
reason for liberalism was to get votes, and
it was acting on this belief.
I repeat, I know how the GOP could save
itself. That would be by attempting to save
the nation and the world. The first step
is for the GOP to forget about itself, and
to sink itself deeply into the general prob-
lem of mankind. That may happen, but I
do not believe I will undertake to hold my
breathe until it does.
(Copyright, 1948, New York Post Corporation)
THE RECITAL of Ross Lee Finney's com-
positions last night was a real triumph
for local initiative and musical talent.
Prof. Finney's new Quartet in A minor
for piano and strings, which ushered in
the evening, was perhaps the most suc-
cessful and interesting and certainly the
best-received of the compositions.
In spite of some modernistic elements,
such as the reliance on syncopation, there
were some quite traditional features of the
work, as for example, the use of imitation.
The third movement, a rather lyrical an-
dante, provided a contrast with the first
two allegro movements, which were notable
for rigid, almost spasmodic control. All these
elements were harmoniously combined in
the piece, which concluded with an allegro
marcando movement.
The work was performed by Mrs. Marian
A. Owen, piano; Prof. Gilbert Ross, violin;
Paul Doktor, viola; and Prof. Oliver Edel,
'cello. It earned long applause from the au-

The Michigan Singers, under the direc-
tion of Prof. Maynard Klein, then sang six
Spherical Madrigals, settings of poems by.
various 16th and 17th century poets. Some
of these were exquisitely done. The last, a
setting of Andrew Marvell's "Upon the
Hill and Grove at Bilbarrow," was partic-
ularly fine.
After five nostalgic waltzes for piano,
which were very well played by Prof. HelenI
M. Titus, violinist Emil Raab joined the
previous trio in an earlier Quartet in A
minor for the usual strings. This quartet
was also an interesting and attractive work,
providing a fitting conclusion to the pro-
-Phil Dawson.

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15, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. A
pupil of Maud Okkelberg, Mi s
Gale has chosen works by Mozart.
Beethoven, Brahms, Darius Mi
haud and Sandro Fuga for her
program. The general pubie is in-
Student Recital: Lisbeth Hilde-
brandt, pianist, will be heard in a
recital at 8:30 p.m., Wed., Dc. 15
Lydia Mendessohn Thea re. Civ -
en in partial iulfillnont of ther e-
quirements for the degree of
Bachelor of Music, the program
will include works by Beethoven,
Brahms, Bach, Creston, Chopin,
and Schubert. The general public
is invited.
Events Today
Michigan Actuarial Club: Mr.
Tom Edwards, Chief Actuary of
the Michigan Life Insurance Com-
pany, will give v talk on the Prob-
lems of A Small Company Acu-
ary With Respect to Agency Com-
pensation, 4:15 p.m. 172 Rackham
All those interested are invited.
U. of M. Mathematics Club:
8 p.m., West Conference Room,
Rackham Bldg. PProf. A. W. Burks
will talke on Logis and Electronic
Diigital Computers.
Forester's Club: A meeting of
special interest to Wood Technol-
ogy students will be held in the
Natural Science Auditorium at
7:30 p.m. "Faces and Figures," a
movie on the veneer industry, will
accompany a talk by Prof. Wil-
hiam Kynoch. Everyone welcome.
Undergraduate Physics Club:
Meeting, 7:30 p.m.. 2038 Randall
Laboratory. A talk will be given on
interplanetary travel.
Association of Independent Men:
Meeting, 7 p.m., Rm. 3-C, Michi-
gan Union.
Pershing Rifles: Initiation, in
uniform, 5 p.m., R.O.T.C. Rifle
Range. Dues must be paid.
Club Europa: Meeting, 8 p.m.,
International Center. Presence of
all members requested.
Christian Science Organization:
Testimonial meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Upper Room, Lane Hall. Special
business meeting, 8:30 p.m.
Polonia Club: Meeting and
Christmas party, 7:30 p.m., Inter-
national Center. Admission: Inex-
pensive gift.
Square Dance Group: 7 p.m.,
Lane Hall.
N.S.A. Committee Meeting: 4
p.m., Rm. 3N, Michigan Union.
I.Z.F.A.: General meeting, 7:45
p.m., Hillel Foundation. Jewish
Ethnology and discussion of next
semester's program.
United World Federalists Speak-
ers Bureau Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Michigan Union.
U. of M. Dames Drama Group:
Meet at home of Mrs. Robert Love,
2662 Pittsfield Blvd., Pittsfield Vil-
lage, 8 p.m., Dramatic records will
be played and discussed. Trans-

portation Ch airman, Mrs. LeVerne
Pitcher. Ph. 2-7483.
Coning Events
Itsearch Club: 8 p m., Dec. 15.
Ra(kimm /mphitheatre. Papers:
"Science, Innovation, and Eco-
nomic Progress," Prof. Clare E.
Griffin. "Studies in the Distribu-
tion of Poliomyelitis," Dr. Thomas
Francis, Jr.
Moi3 e: PUSned by Phi Lainb-
da U psilon for chemistry md
ceemical engilieering students,
Wed., 4:30 p.m., Rm. 165 Chem-
istry Bldg. "Atomics Physics" and
"Molecular Theory of Matter."
The Deutscher Verein: Christ-
mas meeting, Wed., Dec. 15, 7:30
p.m., Michigan Union. (Notice
change of usual time and date.)
Caroling after meeting; Bring
English Journal Club 8 p.m.,
Wed., Dec. 15, West Conference
Room, taekham Bldg.
"The Narrative Perspective of
Ernest Hemingway" will be dis-
cussed by Mr. E. M. Halliday┬░.
American Institute of Electri-
cal Engineers and Institute of Ra-
dio Engineers, Joint Student
Branch: Joint meeting with the
Michigan Section of AIEE. Mr.
W. L. Manning of the Kouhlman
Electric Co. of Bay City will speak
on "The Testing of Modern Trans-
formers with Laboratory Light-
ning," Wed., Dec. 15, 8 p.m., Kel-
logg Auditorium. NOTE: Post
cards mailed to members gave the
wrong date. Open meeting.
Aeolytes Meeting: 7:30 p.m.,
Wed., Dec. 15, West Lecture Room,
Rackham Bldg. Talk by Prof. I.
Copilowish on "Mathematical
A.S.C.E.: Meeting, Wed., Dec. 15,
Rns. 3-KLMN, Michian Union.
Mr. C. J. Kirchgessner, Portland
Cement Association will speak on
the subject, "Architectural Con-
Institute of Aeronautical Sci-
enes.vMeeting, Dr. A. A. Fejer,
Director of the Jet Laboratory of
Packard Aircraft Engine Division,
Packard Motor Co., will speak on
the subject, "Jet Engine Perform-
ance," 7:30 p.m., Wed., Dec. 15,
Rm. 3R,S, Michigan Union. Slides
and Movies will be shown.
Pre-Medical Society: Meeting,
Wed., Dec. 15. 7:30 p.m., Hender-
son Room, Michigan League. Dr.
Max M. Peet, Chairman of the
Dept. of Surgery, will be the
United World Federalists Gen-
eral meeting scheduled for Wed.,
Dec. 15 Hi been cancelled.
XXF.A.: Song and Dance Group,
Wed., Dcc. 15, 7:45 p.m., Michigan
ADA Ml eeting: discussion of pro-
gram for next semester, election of
committee heads. All those inter-
ested in joining ADA are invited.
Members urged to come. Wed., 8
p.m., Michigan Union.
Women of the University Fac-
ulty: Afternoon tea, 4 to 6 p.m.,
Wed., Dec. 15, Michigan League.
The next tea will be held Jan. 5.

Letters to the Editor .

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.
* * *
Sooty Living
To The Editor:
HjAVING lived in Wenley House
of the West Quad for seven
and one half terms from Novem-
ber, 1944 to June, 1948, I read Mr.
Mann's letter in the Sunday Daily
with full appreciation.
Referring now to the editor's
note following Mr. Mann's letter.
It states that Mr. Shiel has been
aware of the situation and has
tried to remedy it. It does not
state, however, that unless it has
been kept secret from him, this
annoying and unhealthful situa-
tion has, in my opinion, been very
much in evidence for as long as I
had lived in Wenley House-next
to a sooty chimney.
Considering all this I can come
to only one conclusion; Mr. Shiel
must try just a bit harder. The
editor's note implies that he has
been unable to procure a screen
fine enough to catch the soot.
Perhaps the general screen mar-
ket does not have one to offer, but
surely it does not seem as though
one could not be custom built. It
would cost more but might rem-
edy the situation. Secondly, I be-
lieve an electric precipitator might
work. If neither of these are feas-
ible solutions, the $40,000 men-
tioned in the editor's note seems a
small sum when the health of
many are at stake, and more tri-
vial a sum when the University's
building program is considered in
contrast to it.
-Robert F. Angle
New Principle?
To the Editor:
I WOULD LIKE to state that I
fully agree with Mr. Savin
and others who expressed their
concern over the indictments of
the twelve Communist leaders in
their letter last week. I would like
to state further what I feel to be
the most important aspect of this
The indictment of twelve men,
not for any overt act, but rather
for what they allegedly advocate,
is a new principle in American
jurisprudence, or, rather, the de-
struction of a very old principle.
Heretofore, membership in any
political party, the holding of
any political idea, the reading of
any political literature, has been
considered the exclusive and in-
violable right of one hundred and
forty million Americans. Bu these
indictments, a criminal court of a
Judge and a jury of twelve of these
millions have usurped that right.
By these indictments, the Frst
Amendment is invalidated Last
spring the U. S. Congress attempt-
ed to steal this inviolable right of
the people to decide their own
political callings, but public pres-
sure forced the burial of the
Mundt-Nixon bill. The legislative
branch having failed to scrap the
First Amendment, the judicial
now takes up the task. The objec-
tive is the same, except that now
it wears the mask of a criminal
indictment. For the first time in
history we have a criminal indict-
ment without the charge of the
commission of a criminal act.
The issue, then, is not the trial,
but the indictments. Even if the
defendants are acquitted and their
party thereby receives legal status,

it will be by verdict of a criminal
court which has illegally assumed
jurisdiction over the merits of po-
litical ideologies. The very indict-
ments themselves rob the people
of their legal and traditional dem-
octatic right of deciding these
merits themselves. The indict-
ments, therefore, must be
-Marvin I. Gladstone
No Individualisit
''o the Editor:
IN RESPONSE to your article on
Centralized Medical Care in
Dec. 10th's issue I would like to ex-
press a conflicting view. Certainly
"compulsory" financing of such a
national plan would be another
step in destroying individualism. I
do not object to such a plan for
the many who could not get medi-
cal attention otherwise but I be-

lieve such services should be
a voluntary membership ba
The people who would not si
scribe to or use such a syst
should not have to pay for it r
der compulsory payroll deductic
or other tax plan.
Facilities should be geared
membership. Many of us h
been subjected to assembly I
medicine in various colleg
armed services, or employm
and as a result are not impress
with its operation. As in all p
fessions there are the excelle
good and poor practioners anc
believe the right to elect one's o'
physician should be preserv
The relationship should also
main a private and personal c
not controlled by outside forces
My own personaf experiex
with a great orthopedic surge
and others especially within I
last year has served to cem
my respect for private medi
practice. The cost may be grea
but so is the reward. It is throu
the constant care and surgery
this doctor that my baby daug
ter may someday walk. I sho
not like the right to get wha1
consider the best for her tat
-Dorothy Dake Bor
Galens Grateful
To the Editor:
GALENS Honorary Medical ,
ciety wishes to thank the s'
dents of U. of M. and the citiz4
of Ann Arbor for their generos
in supporting Galens' 20th anni
Tag Day. The total receipts
$5,463, the largest amount c(
tributed since the inception of 1
drive, represent an increasi
awareness on the part of A
Arbor residents to the needs
the convalescing children of 1
University Hospital. The Gali
Society hopes each contributor
perienced the well-deserved fe
ing of satisfaction in having ta
part in the provision of happin
to the children throughout 1
coming year.
Galens Society would also 1
to take this opportunity
thanking radio station WUO
WHRV, and WPAG; War
Bookstore; S. S. Kresge Co., I
U. and So. State; Ann Arbor Tr'
Co.; Michigan Theatre; The Mi
igan.Daily; The Ann Arbor Ne'
Fischer's Hardware Store;D
Rea and staff; Mrs. Walton a
staff of Social Service, Univers
Hospital; and the merchants
Ann Arbor for their indispensa
aid in making the Christmas dr
such an overwhelming success.
-Howard N. Manz
Chairman, Galen
Christmas Drive
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Truman Will Fight

WASHINGTON-President Truman seems
to have made up his mind to cut the
Southern Democrats in Congress down to
size. The tactics of this extremely tricky
fight are high on the agenda of a series of
meetings the President means to hold, be-
fore the session, with Vice President Alben
Barkley and Speaker of the House Sam
The President's decision was not
reached without much pulling and haul-
ing between his advisers, among whom
there are many, like Secretary of the
Treasury John Snyder, who do not love
bold courses. The intent is clearly to in-
dicate to the labor and liberal groups
that their campaign support of Truman
was not wasted.
The truth is that these groups are already
beginning to resent the President's failure
to clean his own administrative house, and
give it a gleaming coat of New Deal stucco.
Such are fragments of the new pattern
that is now emerging. The President's sin-
gular simpliciy of method, and his remark-
able personal nerve, are typified in this.
determination to put through a gigantic
program of foreign and domestic legislation
and stand his own party on its aged head,
both in the same session of Congress.
There are several methods of doing the

the Southern conservatives have been brok-
en, he wants his party in Congress to be
manageable and responsive. If Speaker Ray-
burn goes along with the President's wishes
(which he may well stoutly resist), he too
will undoubtedly prefer packing or purg-
ing, for the same natural reason. But in
any case, the method of the campaign ahead
is far less important than the objective.
The objective is to give tangible expres-
sion to the fact that labor and liberal votes
now make up Democratic majorities at the
And this central political fact will be
shouted from the rooftops, even if the
Vice President and Speaker persuade the
President not to make an open onslaught
against the Southern Congressional Dem-
ocrats. The House is now full of members
who consciously represent the Democratic
labor-liberal vote in the North. They know
their power, and they are determined at
last to seize for themselves a place in the
Congressional Sun.
The prime movers in this new effort are
the two energetic California members, Rep-
resentatives Helen Gahagan Douglas and
Chester Holifield. Mrs. Douglas has been
circularizing the House freshmen, while
Holifield has returned to Washington to re-
cruit shock troops among the older mem-
With or without the President's leader-

Looking Back

Hazing was voluntarily and unanimously
abolished at Princeton.
A list of freshmen who bolted from their
gym classes was posted with personal invi-
tations to each culprit to call at the office
of the director. Most common excuse of-
fered by the Freshmen was that they could
not find their 'gym spot.'
Seniors and juniors banded together in
a monster rally to regulate hazing for tre
war-born Frosh class of 1922. Elsewhere,


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