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City Editor's
SELECTIVE SERVICE officials who are
currently studying the question of de-
ferring draft-age college students have quite
a knotty problem on their hands.
The immediate effect of deferring college
students would be to flood the institutions
of higher learning with applications of
thousands of young men whose first thought
would be to avoid the draft. Getting an
education would be secondary in their
The colleges themselves would be then
placed in the unenviable position of hav-
ing to choose a limited number of these
applicants for admittance, knowing that
refusal would be tantamount to sending
the man into the army.
However the long-range effect of de-
ferring college students would result in an-
other, more serious situation.
After being deferred until he had obtained
his degree the graduate would be faced with
21 months of army service before he could
start working in his chosen field. It is ques-
tionable whether the college trained man
would be able to apply his training during
that short period of service in the Army.
At the same time he would be at a
disadvantage when he finally was dis-
charged and went to work. His training
in engineering, liberal arts or education
would be dimmed by two years of Army
A possible alternative to this situation
would be for selective service officials to
forget completely about deferring college
As it stands now, the average student is
unsure of his vocational aims for the first
several years of his college career.
Since he is going to have to serve in the
Army eventually it might be better for him
to enter service immediately upon gradua-
tion from high school, or after completion
of his first year in college.
The maturing experiences of Army serv-
ice should, then, enable the college student
to better determine a vocational objective.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

Watching the World

Preview: New Year's Day in Ann Arbor

THERE IS MORE to Europe than the
threat of Communism. South America
produces more than hot coffee and hot
music. The mysterious Orient is sometimes
not quite so mysterious after one becomes
acquainted with some of its citizens.
Ten years ago, The Daily reported that
the newly founded "International Center
has been organized to provide opportuni-
ties for exchange of ideas among the
cultural groups represented in the Univer-
sity, and for stimulating acquaintances
between these groups and the American,
students interested in international af-
Prof. J. Raleigh Nelson, who was then
counselor to foreign students, apparently
thought that American graduate students
would derive the most benefit from striking
up acquaintance with students from other
lands. According to The Daily, he said that
inasmuch as most of the foreign students
were graduates, graduate students of the
University would find more enjoyment in
their acquaintance than undergraduates.
The year 1938 seems very remote now. It
is generally assumed that almost any stu-
dent is "interested in international affairs."
In addition, the War has practically de-
stroyed the caste system, which gave every
graduate school student a halo of maturity.
Age, experience and interest are no longer
the exclusive property of a student working
for a master's or a doctor's degree. War
has held up the education of many, but
has aged them mentally, as a measure of

It is thus clear that any University stu-
dent has as much claim to the facilities
of the International Center as he has to
those of the Union or the League. There
is no reason why he should feel out of
place in the comfortable club rooms. And
as long as State Department officials can
welcome international aspects of educa-
tion, the American student need not be
overly afraid that his international affilia-
tions will result in a speedy or a far-
distant investigation.
Many foreign students believe that al-
though they came primarily to learn, they
also have something to offer us, and there-
fore they warmly appreciate any genuine in-
terest on our part that transcends power
politics and current ideological warfare.
People who have attended the popular
Thursday afternoon teas may have been
frightened by the overcrowded rooms, but
at most other times, comfortable easy
chairs are available to anyone who wants
to sit down and watch the world go by.
In these days of ever growing enrollments
of American and foreign students, it has
come to pass that the International Cen-
ter has outgrown its niches and has to
limit some functions because of a general
lack of space.
But this should be no deterrent to the
American student in his exploration of in-
ternationalism through use of the Center
and should not stop him from making
friends with students from abroad.
--John Neufeld.

Letters to the Editor

" ... and Murakowski takes the ball off

left tackle! . .."


Another Answer

FOR A LONG TIME supporting education
has not been considered one of the
proper functions of the federal government.
Recently, however, educators have waived
their opposition to federal aid if it comes
in the form of scholarships. Most of them
are uniting behind a bill to provide a huge
system of federally supported college and
university scholarships at an estimated cost
of $100,000,000.
The bill has been cautiously formulated.
Its proponents claim that it will involve
no possibility whatever of Federal control
or pressure upon higher education, that it
will be administered at the state level
by a committee or agency which is en-
tirely non-political.
Probably one of the greatest factors in-
fluencing the general acceptance of this
measure is the inability of colleges and uni-
versities to keep pace with rising costs.
Without a doubt the situation is critical
especially in private institutions which de-
pend on endowments for financial support.
However, it does not seem that Federal
aid, no matter how carefully thought out,

is the correct or the only answer to this
critical situation.
The present crisis can be viewed as the
natural outcome of a system of taxation
which for all practical purposes robs uni-
versities and colleges of the endowments
which would ordinarily be theirs. The
system in operation simply does not pro-
vide just or logical recognition for dona-
tions to universities and colleges.
At best, the proposed program will merely
take funds which would normally go to in-
stitutions of higher education and distrib-
ute them on what is generally the basis
for awarding state and private scholarships
-individual ability. As a natural coinci-
dence of federal distribution, the funds will
probably melt slightly in this process.
The Federal program will make no major
revision or improvement upon a scholarship
system which would provide adequate aid
under normal conditions. Wouldn't it be
much more reasonable to encourage dona-
tions from private sources rather than rep-
resent tax-supported Federal aid to stu-
dents as a gift of the government? Why not
give credit where credit is due?
-Jo Misner.


Give* Us Order'
COORDINATION: A subcommittee of the
Hoover Commission says we have to co-
ordinate our foreign and domestic policies
better than we have been doing. I guess
this is right, and I feel the Commission is
doing a useful work. But at the same time
I doubt whether it is going to make a lot
of difference if we do as the subcommittee
suggests, and divide the President's Cabinet
up into a series of "high-level committees,"
which will work along with an "executive
secretariat" to smooth the handling of our
foreign policy.
For our main trouble is not that our
handling of foreign policy is uncoordinat-
ed, but that our world is. Uncoordination
today is a planet-wide disorder. It is a
deep disease chewing away far down in
the substance of man. The disorder in
which we live is vast and fundamental.
It is the chief fact in all our lives. In
this split world, it won't really help much
to coordinate our end of this disorder;
that is too much like coordinating the
first floor of a building that is swaying
badly in a high wind. It might even hurt
a little, by making us feel that we were
really reducing disorder to order, when,
as a matter of fact, all we would be
doing is to put disorder into a somewhat
more convenient form.
Unsplit our world for us, O Commission,
and give us order! The answer probably is
that this is outside the function of the
Hoover Commission, which just goes to show
how the orderly approach sometimes leaves
great disorders untouched. It would be won-
derful if a commission on efficiency in the
federal government were someday to report,
in exactly one sentence, that you can't have
an efficient government until you make
world peace.
That might be a disorderly way for such
a commission to do its work, but at least
we'd know that it had the whole of the
problem in its teeth, hard as it was to
chew on it, or swallow it down.
pathize with the efforts of New York
City to try to find some place for an
airlines terminal station in Manhattan
that you can get to with some hope of
arriving on time and of then being able
to park your car. I have long ago dis-
covered that the quickest way to get
to a center-city airlines denot is to walk.

Just Rearm Japan

WHAT YOU ARE against these days is
apparently more important that what
you are for.
The surest way for an individual, a group,
or a nation to win popular support in the
U.S. is to take a belligerent anti-Communist
The despotic Greek, Turkish and Chi-
nese governments have all found this
magic formula extremely effective in ob-
taining abundant American military and
economic aid. At least they did not fight
against us.
Now, however, we are being asked by
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur,
in an unpublished report sent to Washing-
ton, to re-establish a Japanese army as a
"bulwark against Bolshevism."
Of course, the proposed Japanese army
could not possibly present a menace to the
U.S. or the West, for it will not be allowed
an air force. Should our Frankenstein ever
turn against its master, we would merely
smash it with our air forces before you
could say Pearl Harbor.
Correspondents have also reported a
strong sentiment for permitting Germany
limited rearmament to put fear in the
hearts of the Soviet monsters.
Perhaps we have already forgotten that


the German Reichswehr, limited to 100,000
men .by the Versailles Treaty, became a
virtual officers corps which provided the
nucleus of an army ten times that size.
That rearming our former enemies who
plunged the world into the bloodiest
struggle in the history of mankind will
cause the little people everywhere to lose
entirely their already-waning faith in the
U.S. is evidently unimportant too.
What is important is our completely nega-
tive approach to world affairs, whereby we
welcome with open arms and offer susten-
ance to any force which aligns itself with
us on one issue-and one issue alone.
Maybe it is about time we learned that
men cannot live by anti-Communism alone.
-Buddy Aronson.,

(Continued from Page 2)
Those wishing to conserve their
eligibility may elect to nave both
their subsistence and eligibility
time deduction stop at the end of
the semester. Such veterans should
send the following statement prior
to January 5, 1949, to the Regis-
tration and Research Section,
University of Michigan Unit, Vet-
erans Administration, Guardian
Building, 500 Griswold Street, De-
troit.32, Michigan:
This is to notify you that I will
interrupt my training at the Uni-
versity of Michigan on February
5, 1949, the end of the Fall semes-
ter. I do not desire subsistence al-
lowance beyond that date. Signa-
ture, 'C' Number."
Veterans presently enrolled un-
der Public Law 346 who plan to
transfer to another college or uni-
versity at the end of the present
semester should call at the Veter-
ans Service Bureau, Rm. 1514,
Rackham Bldg., at their earliest
convenience to make arrange-
ments to obtain a Supplemental
Certificate of Eligibility for use at
the new school.
Lecture: Professor Jose Monte-
sinos of the University of Cali-
fornia will lecture on the subject
"El arte nuevo de Lope de Vega"
at 8 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 16, Assem-
bly Hall, Rackham Bldg.; auspices
of the Department of Romance
Languages and the Sociedad His-
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Ralph
Leo Witherspoon, Education; the-
sis: "Tests of Concepts of the
Growth of Children as Wholes
from the Data of the Harvard
Growth Study," Thurs., Dec. 16,
E. Council Rm., Rackham Bldg.,
8:30 a.m. Chairman, W. C. Olson.
Doctoral Examination for Wil-
liam F. Soskin, Psychology: the-
sis: "Study of Personality Ratings
Based on Brief Observation of Be-
havior in Standard Situations,"
8:30 a.m., Sat., Dec. 18, 2125 Nat-
ural Science Bldg. Chairman, E. L.
Doctoral Examination for Roger
Williams Heyns, Psychology; the-
sis: "Effects of Variation in Lead-
ership on Participant Behavior in
Discussion Groups," 9 a.m., Mon.,
Dec. 20, East Council Room, Rack-
ham Bldg. Chairman, D. G. Mar-!
Seminar in Applied Mathe-
matics: 4:10 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 16,
247 W. Engineering Bldg. Mr. Wil-
liam A. Nash will speak on "Ellip-
tical Plates under Edge Loading."!
Biological Chemistry Seminar: 4 1
p.m., Thursday, Dec. 16, 319 W.I
Medical Bldg. Subject: "AdaptiveI
Enzymes in Microorganisms." Allt
interested are invited.t
Zoology Seminar: 7:30 p.m.,
Thurs., Dec. 16, Rackham Amphi-
theatre. Mr. Earl J. Larrison willf
report on "Physiographic and Eco-
logic Features Affecting the Dis-
tribution of the Mammals of theI
Mount Pilchuck Region, Wash- c
ington." Mr. Edwin L. Cooper will,

report on "Rate of Growth of the
Brook Trout in Micigan." Open
The University of Michigan
Choir, Maynard Klein, Conductor,
assisted by the University Orches-
tra and a brass choir, will present
a Christmas concert in Hill Audi-
torium, 8:30 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 16.
The program will feature the
American premiere of Benjamin
Britten's "Saint Nicolas," with the
choir, orchestra, and Harold
Haugh, Associate Professor of
Voice, as tenor soloist. It will be
open to the public without charge.
Student Recital: Zara Laux,
student of piano under John Kol-
len, will be heard in a program at
4:15 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 16, Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. Presented
in partial fulfillment of the re-
quirements for the degree of
Bachelor of Music, it will include
compositions by Bacn, Beethoven,
Schubert, Debussy and Mendels-
sohn. The general public is in-
Events Today
American Ordnance Association
Meeting: 8 p.m., Rm. 3-A Michi-
gan Union. Mr. E. T. Gushee, Vice
President and Director of the De-
troit Edison Company, will speak
on the subject, "Past Wars and
Preparedness." Members and
guests of the U. of M. Post invit-1
U. of M. Radio Club meeting at
7:30 p.m., Rm. 3503 (Radio Room),
E. Eng. Bldg.
U. of M. Rifle Club: Ensian pic-
ture will be taken at 7 p.m., ROTC
range. Bring 50c. Only paid-up
members in the picture. Firing
International Center weekly tea
for all foreign students and Ameri-
can friends, 4-30-6 p.m., Interna-
tional Center. Hostesses: Mrs. T.
H. Hildebrandt and Mrs. Philip
Michigan Christian Fellowship:
Caroling, 7:30 p.m., Lane Hall.
La p'tite Causette: 3:30 p.m.,
Orill Room, Michigan League.
Roger Williams Guild-Christ-
mas Party and Caroling at Guild
House, 7:30 p.m.
Lutheran Student Association:
Christmas Party at the Center,
1304 Hill Street. The group will
meet at 7:30 p.m. to carol before
the party.
Congc Events
The Gilbert and Sullivan Socie-
ty will hold a general meeting at 7
p.m., Jan. 6, Michigan League.
Everyone should be present from
the cast and crews to order pic-
tures, get refunds on scores, lis-
ten to records of the last show, and
discuss future plans.
United World Federalists: Gen-j
eral Membership and Executive
Council meeting, 4:15 p.m., Mon.,j
Jan., 3, Michigan Union. All mem-;
bers of the university chapter and
other interested students are asked
to attend this meeting.

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 andsaddress.
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.
* p :
Freshmen Activity
To the Editor:
During the past two weeks cam-
pus elections were completed. In
personally talking to freshmen
friends, particularly those housed
in the dormitory recreation rooms,
we noticed a great potential spirit
which this year should be mani-
fested by an active role in the stu-
dent affairs on campus. We also
noticed a feeling of confusion
among many freshman about
campus political affairs, and what
"this voting business" was all
The issues must be presented to
them, the impetus provided to stir
up an active interest and future
leadership. The potential spirit
must be awakened. Recreation
room men, especially, must be
made to feel that they are an im-
portant part of their respective
houses and the University com-
munity in general. New Student
Legislature representatives should
make a serious effort through per-
sonal contact to present the is-
sues, to explain campus voting
procedures, and to inform their
constituents in general. In this
way, the freshmen possibilities
will be materialized, not nullified.
Howard Hartzell
Theodore Trust
Lyle Thumme
Jerry Fanger
*. * *
Deny Affiliation
To the Editor:
On Tuesday our names ap-
peared in the Daily as members of
the Roll Call of Peace Committee.
We are also represented on certain
petitions now being circulated on
campus and in the town as mem-
bers of this committee.
We wish to publicly deny our
formal affiliation with the organi-
zation. The error was due to an
unfortunate misunderstanding.
This is not to be construed as
opposition to the committee's de-
sire for peace, nor as a general
statement of our policies in regard
to seeking a peaceful solution of
the United States and Russia.
Adele Haddad
David B. Slautterback
Clerk, Friends Meeting
To the Editor:
IN ANSWER to Dick Maloy's mis-
representative "Hands Off" ed-
itorial, we, the petitioning com-
mittee, are not "mad at" any-
body. We are merely attempting,
in the most democratic manner,
to assert the privileges we hold
to be basic to representative gov-
Perhaps if the author of the
hurriedly-written editorial had
read our petition, he would have
realized that we are not squab-
bling over football games versus
symphonies, or fun versus cul-
ture. We are protesting against
the general low quality of the
radio programs emanating from
WJR. We believe that radio is
responsible to the public, includ-
ing the minority groups who
would like soniething "cultural."
We have submitted many pro-
tests directly to WJR, but with
no remedial results, or even an

indication that they have con-,
;idered the protests.
One false analogy in the edito-
rial says "this very act (of petition
to the FCC) is contrary to some-
thing which is fundamental to our
country-namely the freedom of
speech and press." Obviously, this
shallow appeal to glittering gen-
eralities is not convincing. What
does free speech mean if it does
not mean the right to protest to
the government, which incorpo-
rates the representative power of
the people?
A second false editorial analogy
compares radio to the press. The
radio must be controlled by some
agency, because of the very nature
of radio's medium. You can't just
set up a radio station and begin
broadcasting as you could set up a
printing press. The air waves are
limited, and belong to the people.
To prevent complete radio chaos,.
frequencies must be allocated-to
stations which contract the public
responsibility of representing both
majority and minority groups.
And, in refutation of the edi-

torial's final false statemen
which insists that "the press an
radio operates independently
government," the necessary ekisi
ence of the Federal Communica
tions Commission is sufficient e5
All we ask is that everyone 'b
granted the right to choose be
tween a football game and a syni
phony, which cannot be done sat
isfactorily at present.
A simple course in logic migl
-Marsh Campbell.

To the Editor:

WJR, declaring itself "th
Goodwill Station," has for man
years been quick to carry any pro
gram with a sponsor rather tha
network programs without spon
sors even though the network
taming programs were in ma
cases superior. Having lived i
Michigan for 21 years, I have ob
served case after case where WJ
drops a CBS program if that pro
gram loses a sponsor.
WJR usually has reinstated th
program if a new sponsor appear
Such programs as the America
School of the Air produced b
CBS were often missing in WJ1R
schedule, although CBS affiliate
in nearly all other cases broadca
these sustaining shows. All type
of programs were affected, includ
ing some of a variety nature, cbm
edy shows, drama, classical an
semi-classical music, and educa
tional programs. From mornin
to night, WJR's aim might appea
to be "goodwill of the sponsors,
although with the exception of re
placing good network shows b
mediocre local programs, WJ
and WJR-FM have, in my opin
ion, been of great service to th
people they serve.
The FCC is not the place to firs
receive petitions now being circu
lated, however. Petitions shoul
be sent to WJR, and then if no ac
ceptable response is received,
think petitions should be sent t
the individual programs and thei
sponsors when these inferior pro
grams are broadcast at the ex
pense of the better network show
Boycotting these poor loca
shows and their sponsors woul
eliminate most of them, but th'
action is usually impossible t
maintain on a large enough seal
to bring results. Petitions sent t
CBS itself might have some effee
-at least as much effect as peti
tions sent to the FCC which can
not dictate what programs ar
presented as long as they mee
certain minimum standards.
support the major reasons fo
circulating the present FCC peti
tions, but I ask that other step
be taken which I think migh
have a better chance for success.
-Carl Zwine

Pi ft y-Ninth Year

Looking Back

Post-A torn

THE GRIM PUZZLE of the possible
effects of an atomic war remains un-
The Radiological Society of North Ameri-
ca has revealed to government officials and
military heads that it has failed to answer
the "hush-hush" question of how much at-
omic bomb radiation it takes to kill a man
-or mankind.
They had hoped that if their search had
been successful, it would be possible to set
up safety and medical standards in event
any American city is hit by an Atom
Meanwhile, as scientists ponder the next
move in the struggle to contain the world's
worst, and most effective weapon, we are
reminded of experiments conducted recent-
ly at the University of Washington:
fi in. nhnrw r w. Rinni

The date of the dedication of the new
University Law Building was tentatively
set for Feb. 10, 1899. President McKinley
and ex-president Harrison were mentioned
as possible speakers for the occasion.
"Culture," the second Michigan Opera,
finished its last rehearsal without a hitch.
Director Hal Stevens predicted a smashing
"The boys are in fine shape, they know
their lines, they know the music, and they
know their business," he said.
"A stranger walking into the Whitney at
a "Culture" performance would never sus-
pect that the beautiful, smiling, bewitch-
ing chorus girls could ever smoke such a
horrid thing as a cigarette or a corn-cob
pipe," commented the musical director Earl
President and Mrs. Wilson arrived in
Paris, which occasioned a tremendous cele-
bration in that city. French newspapers
called the president's arrival the greatest
event since the ending of hostilities.
A University political science professor
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