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THE BIG COMPANIES backing the termi-
nation of the University's Workers' Ed-
ucation Service courses are cutting their own
Unless, of course, their past demands for
more democracy in unions were just so much
It seems pretty obvious to me that the
surest way of putting unions in the hands
of all the members is to give those members
the knowledge needed to tun them.
And that is one of the main aims of
such programs as our workers education
service: to provide not only general edu-
cation, but specific facts on bargaining
procedure, management, of financial ac-
counts and election apparatus.
The worker. also learns in these courses
just where he stands in relation to govern-
ment agencies, as well as his own union
and the company he works for.
LABoR-MANAGEMENT problems have
gone so far beyond face-to-face relations
that the average worker is simply unable
to solve them without special knowledge. He
cannot challenge his union leadership, when
he doubts its integrity, if he is not familiar
with union and labor problems.
We have heard many complaints from
management on the dictatorial ways of
union bosses. Officials have loudly charged
that unions are undemocratic and unrep-
But what happens when someone tries
to remedy the situation? To be sure, many
companies throughout the country have
backed workers' education program3.
But very evidently, some of the large
Michigan corporations are working to de-
stroy the service this University has offered.
There could have been no other purpose in
the testimony of the GM official in Wash-
ington who charged that one of the courses
had "class bias."
Perhaps the past complaints of these com-
panies were just cover-up, and they really
prefer to deal with a big union boss who
can deliver results, no matter how he gets
Surely if these companies were really
sincere in their desire for better unions;
they would now be backing the University
service instead of attacking it, or remaining
"innocently" silent.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

Chance for Justice


Seminars: The

IT WAS A MONTH ago that Alger Hiss
dared Time editor Whittaker Chambers
to call him a Communist outside the com-
mittee room of the Thomas Committee.
Chambers, with a self-confidence he never
exhibited before the House inquiry, repeated
his claims on the radio two days later.
The special session of Congress ad-
journed, the political campaigns began to
generate their usual quantity of heat
rather than light and in the ensuing de-
bate over who was responsible for infla-
tion, both the public and the newspapers
all but forgot the Hiss-Chambers imbro-
After a first cautious report on its senior
editor's doings in Washington, Time decided
with a complete disregard for American tra-
dition that Hiss was "morally if not legally"
obligated to prove his innocence.
It took Hiss a month to follow up his
challenge with a $50,000 slander and libel
suit in the Federal District Court in Balti-
The battle is fairly joined now. It begins
to look as though it may take more than
undocumented charges and vague accusa-
tions, for a man to proclaim himself a savior
of democracy. Whittaker Chambers is going
to have his day in court, but it may prove
unpleasant. Chambers will need evidence,
real and concrete, that Hiss was or is a
Communist. He will no longer have his
privileged status.
Working for Hiss will be the testimony
of former Asst. Secretary of State, Adolph
A. Berle, Jr. before a subcommittee of the
Un-Anerican Activities Committee. At
that time he said that Hiss was "pro-
Russian" while a State Department official

during the war. Berle pointed out, how-
ever, that Hiss was investigated and
cleared after Chambers had told Berle
that Hiss was an underground Commu-
It is significant that Berle also said in
his testimony that Hiss "belonged to a group
(in the government) that wanted to appease
Russia." Berle said that he had left the
State Department after his firm attitude
toward Russia was rejected in favor of
"appeasement" as advocated by Dean Ache-
son and Hiss.
In the absence of any substantiated evi-
dence to the contrary, one can, with good
conscience, join the large group, including
a member of the committee, which believes
that the Un-American Activities Committee
is motivated by a desire to create partisan
political advantage. After all, the committee
has never produced a bona fide spy upon
whom its members can pin an overt act
of treachery, nor has it ever held any of
the often promised hearings in the case of
Dr. Edward Condon.
But if Hiss wins his case, and the court
slaps down Chambers with $50,000 in dam-
ages, he and other self-styled converts to
the American system may find the cost of
pillory too high. It might stop the rush
of the committee to confess past Commu-
nist affiliations, denouncing innocent men
with unproveable charges and using the
confession as a spring board to respectability
and a political bludgeon.
Yes, we agree with Hiss, it is a good
thing the case is now in the hands of the
-Jake Hurwitz.
-Al Blumrosen.

"Never Saw A Campaign On Such A High Level"
- -7

following seminars have been or-
ganized in the Mathematics De-
Topological Groups (Prof. Sam-
elson), Mon., 3 p.m., Room 3018
Lie Groups (Mr. Rabson), Tues-
day, 3 p.m., Room 3209 A.H.
Geometry (Dr. Leisenring),
Wednesday, 3 p.m., Room 3001
Differential Geometry (Prof.
Rainich), 1st meeting Wednesday,
Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m., Room 3001
Banach Spaces (Prof. Iilde-
brandt), Thursday, 3 p.m., Room
3014 A.H.
Applied Mathematics (Prof.
Churchill), , Thursday, 4 p.m.,
Room 274 W.E.
Topology (Prof. Wilder), Thurs-
day, 4 p.m., Room 3010 A.H.
Algebraic Numbers (Prof.
Brauer), Thursday, 4-6 p.m.,
Room 3201 A.H.
Orientation Seminar (Prof.
Rainich), Thursday, 7 p.m., Room
3001 A.H.
Probability (Dr. Woodbury),
Saturday, 10 a.m., Room 3004 A.H.
Statistics (Prof. Craig). Those
interested are asked to leave their
schedules and preferred hours
with Prof. Craig.
Events Today
Student Legislature meeting,
7:30 p.m. Game Room, Michigan
League. Agenda:
Cabinet report:
1. Report on activities of the
summer Legislature. 2. Treasur-
er's- eport. 3. Football ticket re-
port. 4. Elections committee ap-
pointment and report. 5. Explana-
tion of the StudentAffairs Com-
Campus Action:
1. Philippine Drive report. 2
Report on co-ordination of drives.
3. Better Business Bureau.
1. General outline on summer
activities, 2. Proposal for a spe.
cial legislature meeting to report
on and discuss the NSA.
1. Elections publicity. 2. Plans
for this year.
Culture and Education:
1. Student experts report, 2.
Phoenix report.
1. Report on proposed financial
projects. 2. Plans for street dance.
3. Legislature party. 4. Plans for
Ruthven tea for Legislature mem-
New Business:
1. Project for registering absen-
tee voters on campus. 2. Inveti-
gation of the Olivet College situa-

Barnaby or Death
To the Editor:
READ WITH great alarm the
letter by Howard Planeder
which appeared in this morning's
Daily. Take Barnaby out of The
Daily?hDoes Mr. Plancder realize
what he is saying?
If Barnaby were to be removed
from The Daily, it would have the
same effect on me and similarly
with many others, as the death of
my dearest friend. Mr. Plancder
does not realize the important part
that Barnaby plays in many of
our lives. It is Barnaby who occu- .
pies my time while my morning
coffee cools, who gives me that
chuckle which is necessary to start
the day off with. Later in the day
I sit down and thoroughly digest
the contents of this comic strip.
It is from the careful study of
Barnaby that I get the thing
which fills me with the ambition
to make something of myself. I am
confident that there are many
others on campus who obtain the
same feeling of enlightenment
from. the reading of Barnaby as I;
I would like to urge that the
Student Legislature take imme-
diate steps to investigate Mr.
Plancder and his comicistic ideas,
and activities. It might even be
necessary for the Student Legis-
lature to deport Mr. Plancder to r
the University of Dogpatch.
Give me Barnaby; or give me
-John F. Kephart.
International Center weekly tea,
4:30-6 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 30.
Hostesses: Mrs. William Geifel
and Mrs. Josephine Davis.
U. of M. Varsity Band: First
meeting of the semester, 7:30 p.m.,#
Thurs., Sept. 30, Harris Hall. Re-
hearsal once a week until the end
of football season; thereafter,
twice a week. Open to all students
interested in band music.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society:
Full rehearsal of principals and
chorus, Thurs., Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.,
Michigan League.
"The Psychology of Religion."
by Prof. John Shepard of the Psy-
chology Dept., Fri., Oct. 1,
8:30 p.m., B'nai B'rith Hillel
Foundation. -
Young Democrats meet Thurs.,
Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., in Michiganf
Afternoon Tea Dancing Thurs-'
day, Sept. 30, 3 p.m., B'nB'rith
Hillel Foundation.

EVER SINCE Thomas E. Dewey loomed up should h
as a presidential candidate, he has been ects.
accused of evading specific, politically hot He sai
questions. force apX
President Truman, his supporters say, the natic
has faced the issues squarely, has been ed.
willing to stick his nose into vitally im- He ur
portant questions. yield asr
But now, some things have happened that re
are making us wonder about that. keeping
For instance, we read that Mr. Truman well asc
hits at Dewey's pleas for domestic unity. nent sta
He declares that the Republicans "are trying'Berlinq
to sing the American voters to sleep with a of the V
lullaby about unity." That "when making At that
their speeches they pitch them on a high "Dewey's
level, so high they are above discussing the so much.
specific and serious problems which con- Now,
front the people." isn't play
But as Truman made his charges of is. No n
high-flown language, Mr. Dewey was busy about in
in Seattle outlining a detailed program for tics is ar
conservation of the nation's farm, river, But in
hydro-power and timber development. a lot of
He promised, specifically, more and bigger E. Dewey
power projects and the opening of rivers to Truman's
more navigation. He declared that states


have a say in Federal water proj-
d that Congress wouldn't have to
pointment of able men to manage
'n's natural resources if he is elect-
ged selective cutting and sustained
principles to be followed in preserv-
t resources.
r, Dewey had proved that he was
in close touch with foreign as
domestic affairs. He issued a perti-
atement at the same time that the
question was tossed into the lap
t time Mr. Truman was posing with
Goat" and saying he'd never eaten
we aren't saying that Mr., Dewey
ying politics, and that Mr. Truman
matter which side you're talking
a political campaign, playing poli-
n essential part of the game.
picking their brand of politics,
voters are giong to prefer Thomas
y's "high-flown" brass tacks to Mr.
s "down-to-earth" generalizations.
-Mary Stein.

A cartoon in Sunday's Daily pictures
Hjalmar Schacht and Ilse Koch, both con-
victed of war crimes and recently pardoned
by the American Military Government in
Germany, as they once again set up shop
in their ugly business of international hate.
The cartoon also shows a ragged figure,
labeled "German Democrats" sitting deject
edly nearby.
Thus, through the cartoonist's eyes, we
see portrayed the "Great Crusade for
Democracy" which was supposed to "de-
Nazify" Germany - a program which has
turned into the "Great Crusade of Ex-
pediency" as relations with the Russians
grew worse.
For reasons of "military expediency" for-
mer Nazis in the lower and less publicized
positions have been allowed to retain their
former positions or even advanced to posi-
tions of greater confidence in the German
occupation government. Because of this
same expediency, the infamous criminals
who ordered millions of men to their deaths
on the battlefield are now allowed to escape
But is this expediency, from the longer-
range viewpoint? Is it expediency to re-
tain Hitler's "yes-men" because, as ex-
perienced administrators, they can do a
temporarily more efficient job - to re-
tain them at the sacrifice of the millions
of active or potential democrats in Ger-
many and elsewhere, who must form the
hard core of American support abroad in
the years to come?
The answer must be no. And the Ameri-
can people must protest this short-sighted
"expesdiency" just as vigorously as they
would condemn the naming of Al Capone
president of the United States because he
had shown a marked ability to "handle"
The question of pardoning such people
as Schacht and Ilse Koch, or keeping in
office former Nazi small fry is not now so
much whether or not they constitute a mili-
tary threat to the Western Powers, for they
are too weak and disorganized. The question
is rather the tremendous black-eye it gives
to the Western Powers and particularly
democratic America to admit to the peoples
of the world that we have to depend on
political criminals such as these - or for
that matter the Greek and Franco govern-
ments - in order to find support for our

And the Third Side.

O WE HAVE broken off our talks with
the Russians, and we have thrown the
Berlin issue into the Security Council, and
our hopes for peace are down. And because
these hopes are down, this is the right time
to say again that there are three sides to
this argument, the Western side, the Rus-
sian side, and the peace side. I would like
to set up the postulate that anyone who is
at this moment passionately whole-hearted-
ly, red-neckedly stating either the Western
case or the Russian case is not stating the
peace case. That is true regardless of how
much any such man may think he is for
peace, or what sweet thoughts he may have
about the world and himself stuffed away
in the back of his mind.,
For we must set up a kind of operational
test in this field. The man of peace is the
man who works for peace. If he does not
work actively for peace, then his private
thoughts about peace, his hidden predi-
lection for it, his silent love for it, are
all of no consequence. And it seems to me
clear that no one who is actively, fran-
tically, unreservedly vocalizing on behalf
of either the Western or the Russian case
is working for peace. Indeed, the weight
of his efforts will, in the end, be against
For the peace interest is a universal inter-
est and it cannot be served by the part-time
efforts of men who are spending ninety
per cent of their days proving that some-
body else is wrong in Berlin. That is one of
the troubles at Paris, that the work of peace
is being done sporadically, by occasional
help; it is no one's full time profession.
For the man who plunges heartily into the
Western side of this quarrel, showing with
heavy, unrelieved emphasis how the other
side has lied and cheated, does not really
work for peace. He tells us, instead, over
and over, that the dimensions of the prob-
lem are greater than those of any offered
solution. For it must become almost an
occupational disease with him, a part of
his advocate's frenzy, that he must prove
he is correct, he must demonstrate beyond

that half the world, by reason of its cap-
italist nature, is inherently bound to make
war, is at basis an argument against peace,
an argument against the possibility of
peace, an argument in which the inevit-
ability of war is tied gloomily in with the
nature of men and the laws of economics.
But this is exactly the kind of world in,
which we must make peace, a world made
up of capitalists and Communists and liars
and double-crossers and theoreticians and
the pridefully arrogant and the hysterically
fearful, and any demonstration that such
types exist is only a restatement of our
problem. It is our task to make peace among
such as these, and that is why there is a
peace interest, over and above the contend-'
ing special interests, over and above the
hot provers of right and wrong, the tenden-
tious point-makers, the passionate judges
and advocates.
The peace niterest must find some means
of addressing these other interests. That is
why I repeat an earlier suggestion that the
U.N., acting through all its chambers, shall
at once call upon the West and Russia to
make peace, that it shall give them a month
to do so, informing both sides that the
U.N.'s future is directly involved, and firmly'
asserting that the peace interest, the U.N:
interest in a continuing life, is superior to
all other interests involved in the dispute,
and that it means to be heard. If the U.N.
doesn't say it, who shall? Where else can the
notes and communiques of the world's peace
interest originate?
Copyright, 1948, New York Post Corporation)
" Intrepidity
With Slide Rule? .. .
MUCH AS IT hurts us, we must give credit
to a daring, albeit unoriginal, engine
student who has solved the West Engineer-
ing Building staircase congestion problem.

Publication in The Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
membersof the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
typewritten form to the office of
the Assistant to the President, Room
102 Angel Hall, by 3:00 p.m. on the
day preceding publication (11:00
a.m. Saturdays).
VOL, LIX, No. 8
School of Business Administra-
tion: Faculty meeting, Thurs.,
Sept. 30, 3 p.m., Rm. 110 Tappan
Applications for Grants in Sup-
port of Research Projects:
Faculty members, who wish to
apply for grants from the Re-
search Funds in support of re-
search projects duringthe next
fiscal year, should file their appli-
cations in the Office of the Grad-
uate School by Fri., Oct. 8. Ap-
plication forms will be mailed or
can be obtained at Rm. 1006 Rack-
ham Bldg., telephone 372.
Student Identification Cards
will be distributed from the booths
outside Rm. 2 University Hall ac-
cording to the following schedule:
Wed., Sept. 29 A through G;
Thurs., Sept. 30, H through Q;
Fri., Oct. 1 R through Z
Late registrants will not receive
their identification cards until a
later date.
Student organizations. To be
included on the list of approved
student organizations for the pres-
ent term, officers of previously
recognized groups are reminded
that it is necessary that the group
be registered in the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs by Oct. 1. Registra-
tion includes the filing of (1) a
list of officers an members, (2)
the acceptance of a member of
the faculty willing to act as ad-
viser to the organization for this
Student Loan Prints: Students
may pick up their prints at Rm.
206 University Hall, Tuesday
through Friday, Sept. 28-Oct. 1,
between 9 a.m. and 12 noon and
1:30 to5 p.m. Bring 3x5 white
claim card with you.
Oregon game open-houses. Open'
houses may be held in officially
organized student residences on
Sat., Oct. 2, between 11:30 a.m.
and 1:30 p.m. for pre-game func-
tions and between 5 p.m. and 7
p.m.for post-game functions.
Office of Student Affairs
Certificates of Eligibility for
participation in non-athletic ex-
tracullicular activities may be se-
cured immediately in the Office
of Student Affairs, Rm. 2, Univer-
sity Hall. Each student applying
for a certificate should present a
blueprint of his scholastic record.
Beginning Mon., Oct. 4, certifi-
cates of eligibility will be issued
afternoons only.
Approved student sponsored so-
cial events for the coming week-
October 1
Alpha Omicron Pi, Congrega-
tional Disciples Guild, F F Fra-
October 2
Abby League House, Acacia,

Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha Kappa
Psi, Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha Tau
Omega, Beta Theta Pi, Chi Phi,
Chi Psi, Delta Chi, Delta Kappa
Epsilon, Delta Sigma Delta, Delta
Tau Delta, Delta Upsilon, Hen-
derson House, Kappa Sigma, Phi
Alpha Kappa, Phi Chi,
Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa,
Psi, Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi Kap-
pa Tau, Phi Rho Sigma, Phi Sig-
ma Kappa, Pi Lambda Phi, Psi
Upsilon, Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma
Chi, Sigma Phi, Sigma Phi Ep-
silon, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sig-
ma Nu, Theta Chi, Theta Xi, Tri-
angle, Zeta Beta Tau, Zeta Psi
October 3
Alpha Rho Chi, Sherman House,
Theta Chi, Victor Vaughan
1948-49 Lecture Course seats
are now on sale at Hill Audito-
rium box office, open daily 10
a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m. Speakers for
the course this year: Oct. f2, Rob-
ert Magidoff-"Why I Was E-
pelled from the Soviet Union";
Nov. 1, Raymond Gram Swing-
"History on the March"; Nov. 10,
Rebecca West-"Famous Trials";
Nov. 19, John Mason Brown -
"Broadway in Review"; Feb. 24,
Cornelia Otis Skinner - "Wives
of Henry VIII"; March 3, Eve
Curie - "France-Struggle for
Civilization"; March 10, Herbert
Agar-"England Today."
University Lecture: The mo-
tion picture "Neuraxis," with ex-
planatory remarks. Dr. Pedro Be-
lou, Professor of Descriptive An-
atomy and Director of the Ana-
tomical Institute of the Faculty
of Medical Sciences, National Uni-
versity, Buenos Aires; auspices of
the Medical School. 4:15 p.m.,
Thurs., Sept. 30, Rackham Am-
Academic Notices
Correction: Students, College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts:
Courses may not be elected for
credit after the end of the second
week. Friday, October 1 (not Sat-
urday, October 2, as previously
reported), is the last day on which
new elections may be approved.
The willingness of aninstructor to
admit later will not affect the
operation rule.
Doctoral Examination for Don-
ald Ross Pearce, English: thesis:
"The Significance of Ireland in
the Work of W. B. Yeats," 7:15
p.m., Wed., Sept. 29, East Council
Room, Rackham Bldg. Chairman
C. D. Thorpe.
Aerodynamic Seminar: 4 p.m.,
Wed., Sept. 29, Rm. 1508 E. Engi-
neering Bldg. Topics: Linearized
Supersonic flow around axisym-
metric bodies.
Engineering Mechanics Semi:
nar: 4 p.m., Wed., Sept. 29, Rm.
402, W. Engineering Bldg. Mr.
Paul Chenea will discuss "Appli-
cations of Variational Methods to
the Classical Problems in Engi-
neering Mechanics."
Geometry Seminar: 3 p.m.,
Wed., Sept. 29, in Rm. 3001 An-
gell Hall.
Mr. K. B. Leisenring will speak
on "Elementary Geometry in the
Minkowskian Plane."

Institute of the Aeronautical
Sciences: First meeting of the fall
semester, 7:30 p.m. in Rm. 1042 E.
Engineering Bldg. Lt. Col. Ains-
worth will be the guest speaker.
Color movie: ''The Phantom."
Membership is open to all Aero-
nautical engineering students ex-
cept freshman.
American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, Student Branch, Smok-
er: 7:30 p.m., Rms. 3 K, L and M,
Michigan Union. Mr. H. S. Walker,
Research Director of the Detroit
Edison -Co., will speak on "The En-
gineer and the A.S.M.E."
Sociedad Hispanica of the Uni-
versity of Michigan: First meeting
of the year, 8 p.m. Hussey Room,
Michigan League.
Pre-Medical Society meeting,
7:30 p.m., Rm. 3-G Michigan Un-
ion. Speaker: Dr. Wayne L.
Whitaker, Secretary of Medical
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
Membership Committee: Open
meeting, 4 p.m. at the Foundation.
Senior Society: 7:15 p.m., Mich-
igan League Cave.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
Football Practice: 3:30 p.m. every
day. All fellows invited.,
United World Federalists Uni-
versity Chapter: General Meeting,
7:30 p.m., Michigan Union. Elec-
tion of officers. Eligible to vote at
this meeting will be all old mem-
bers of the chapter and those who
become members before the meet-
ing is called to order.
Coming Events
Visitors Night, Department of
Astronomy, Fri., Oct. 1, 7:30 to
9:30 p.m., 5th floor, Angell Hall,
for observation of Jupiter and
star clusters. Visitors' Night will
be cancelled if the sky is cloudy.
Children must be accompanied
by adults. (This is the first of
four Visitors' Nights to be held
Oct. 8, 22 and Nov. 12).

Fifty-Ninth Year



Sigma Pi, Professional
Fraternity: Business
8 p.m., Chapter House.

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