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Lax Legi
PLENTY OF PEOPLE are frightened these ;
days, scared of their own- shadows. The
Student Legislature Wednesday night was so
scared it almost wrote its own suicide note.
And it looks from here as though most
of the members are afraid of the wrong
things. Or just plainly too ignorant to do
other than vote against "that bunch of
It. seems pretty obvious that when ac-
cusations of flagrant violations of aca-
demic freedom are levelled, as they were
at Olivet College, responsibility of at least
voicing deep concern rests squarely with
the students of any University, or their
But the motion defeated by the Student
Legislature Wednesday merely proposed that
two members. be sent to observe the situa-
tion and report back. The framers of the
motion, acquainted only with secondhand
knowledge, apparently, and rightly felt that
no concrete action could be taken until the
whole story was known.
However, a solid majority of the mem-
bers present felt that it was none of their
business, that academic freedom was too
touchy a problem for the group, particularly
when "it's on another campus and none of
our affair."
It's too bad, seemed to be the general
feeling, that perhaps a member of the
faculty had been dismissed for little cause,
or perhaps because of his "ultra-liberal"
views, but how does that affect us? "Let's
get back to the important business and
discuss how we can get beer served in
the Union."
* * *
T HE LEGISLATURE appears to be moving
forward in the realm of service to stu-
dents. Through Legislature actions the price
of football programs has been reduced. There
appears to be progress in obtaining student
privilege cards, in setting up absentee voter
registration booths and in in formation of
a student better business bureau.
But most members don't seem to under-
stand- that the Student Legislature was
not set up merely to relieve the University
administration of necessary, but tedius
duties which would ordinarily require paid
Nor, apparently, can they see that by
placing the issue of academic freedom be-
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

yond their sphere, they not only relegate
themselves to a "clerical" position, but make
their very existence a farce.
* * *
T HE PREAMBLE of the Legislature con-
stitution declares that: "We believe
that the student government should re-
flect an ediucational philosophy which
recognizes that students must participate
in shaping their own education." Even
the most stringent interpretation of that
clause reveals that the Legislature is fall-
ing down on its job.
In refusing to make an effort to discover
the real issues behind the Olivet affair, the
Legislature has given unofficial but concrete
sanction to the theory that students should
learn only what they are assigned.
They have, through their apathy, sanc-
tioned the political speakers ban at this Uni-
versity. They have, in effect, given a go
ahead signal to the growing forces battling
academic, political and personal freedom.
-Naomi Stern.
Rally Tonight
TONIGHT'S COLOSSAL pep rally pre-
sents all University students with an
excellent opportunity to affirm their sup-
port of the premier edition of Coach
Benny Oosterbaan's gridiron goliaths.
Supporting an all-conquering football
team like last year's national champion-
ship eleven is not a particularly note-
worthy achievement, for it is always easy
to back a winner. Supporting a less for-
midable club-or possibly even a losing
one requires a far more genuine variety
of that elusive ingredient known as school
No team can lose 13 regulars without
keenly feeling their loss. Needless to say,
this year's Maize and Blue is not the same
team that last season waltzed to a Big
Nine title and a resounding Rose Bowl
triumph. In fact, there is a better than
even chance that the Wolverines will drop
from one to three games.
Thus, there is no Rose Bowl in view, no
national championship. The 1948 team,
though not a world-beater, is a good, well-
coached aggregation that can be counted
on to give its best atall times. Nodone
can ask more than that.
A large turnout at tonight's rally will
offer convincing proof that the Michigan
students are just as wholeheartedly be-
hind Oosterbaan and Co. this year as they
were last year behind Crisler, Inc.
-Bud Aronson.

War Talk
THERE'S SUCH A THING as the possi-
bility of war-that describes the present
world situation.
But there's no such thing, and there never
was, as the impossibility of peace, an opinion
preached by many as though it were a cold
Listen to the radio commentators, the
foreign analysts, and the army of strate-
gists whose only strategy is a Moscow-
bent atomic bomb, swallow their hook and
this country, as well as the world, will
sink into a war more tragic than all past
wars combined.
Sure, there's no use kidding ourselves.
Things are tough all over, and it would be
foolish to forget it, to make the flippant
comment that "Everything's going to be all
In Berlin, the cry on both sides of the
fence is "no quarter!" Russia, we know, is
arming, and so are we, which is, apparently,
our only possible course.
But to flaunt our arms with the attitude
of "Look-we're winning the race," only
speeds up the marathon, and to chant "It's
only a matter of time now!" only brings the
war closer to a reality.
Talking to a student recently returned
from France, we were informed that the
French attitude towards the possibility of
another war is quite different from the
American. Yet it's not one of lethargy.
More nearly it could be described as a
calm but determined readiness.
In other words, the French with their dev-
astated cities and the cancer o internal
strife threatening each brave new regime, are
not so receptive to the new American pre-
battle cry: "For peace, we must risk war."
They are not so willing to risk another great
conflagration, having barely survived one.
This idea-that of risking war-is per-
haps the wisest one we can ascribe to,
confronted with a bold and unyielding
Russia. But when that idea, in the hands
-of those who would make any shade of
pacifism a synonym for Communism, is
corrupted into a completely different be-
lief-that we cannot dare to risk peace-
then it is time to start analyzing our be-
Otherwise we will find ourselves running
the same road we ran in 1940, in 1916, and
ad infinitum.
-George Walker.
IT WAS QUITE plain today that RED FAS-
CISM is sweeping all of Europe, stretch-
ing its tentacles into every phase of human
life on the continent. The menace has even
penetrated to the very base of the youth
charged a University of Indiana coed, after
returning from an extensive (two months)
tour of Switzerland, England, and France.
Most heinous proof of the Red crime is
the distortion of the GIRL SCOUT OATH
to such an extent that only scouts from
the United States and Greece now promise
to be true "to God and country."
At the International Girl Scout Confer-
ence, she attended in Berne, Switzerland,
the girls discussed "friendship among their
nations, the situations in countries where
war had struck, and how scouting had been
rebuilt in those countries.
"In her spare time, the Indiana coed went
sight-seeing and mountain climbing."
From her lofty peak, she was no doubt
afforded an ideal view of what went on
behind the iron curtain.
-Craig H. Wilson.
-Don McNeil.

Current Movies
A t the Michigan
DEEP WATER, with Dana Andrews and
Jean Peters.
DEEP WATER is deep all right, completely
immersed in the hot water it tries. to
cook up but never quite brings to a boil.
The whole thing is monotonously obvious
from the opening scenes, and honest, I'm
not trying to sound like a wise one from way
back. The matinee rooters in the row behind
called each play too, though audibly, and
for once proved -more amusing than the
On the credit side, the settings, photog-
raphy and music are quite good, many
shots being taken along the Maine coast,
and the story has sadly unrealized poten-
tialities. Dean Stockwell, an appealing and
neglected little orphan is warded by the
state to Anne Revere. Miss Revere is a
fine actress and most suitably cast as a
flinty and tart-tongued New England spin-
She is kind to the kid, but in her own
brusque way, and his inherited love of the
sea leads him to delinquent behavior which
welfare worker Jean Peters and Miss Revere
rather fumblingly try to understand and
correct. Straightening out the lonely little
boy and the messed up love affair between
Dana Andrews and Miss Peters might have
been a meaty little piece, but comes off as a
choppy sequence of badly stilted scenes.

"Be It Ever So Humble, There's No Place Like Home"

Letters to the Editor .



(Continued from Page 3)
Steele, Charleen Symmonds,, Her-
bert Tanney, Robert L. Temby,
Elaine Thomas, John H. Thom-
son, Stephen E. Upton, Elizabeth
Ann Walker, Jean Walker, Albert
M. Warner, Mary E. Watkins,
Marilyn Joan Weihe, John P.
White, Richard J. Wlodyga, E. L.
Wohlgemuth, Donald Wyant,
Donald Zill.
Approved student sponsored so-
cial events for the coming week-
October 1
Alpha Omicron Pi, Congrega-
tional Disciples Guild, F F Fra-
ternity, Wallace Progressives.
October 2
Abby League House, Acacia,
Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha Kappa
Psi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Sig-
ma Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta
Theta Pi, Chi Phi, Chi Psi, Delta
Chi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta
Sigma Delta, Delta Tau Delta,
Delta Upsilon, East Quadrangle,
Henderson House, Kappa Sigma,
Phi Alpha Kappa, Phi Chi, Phi
Delta Theta.
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.
Oct ober 3
Alpha Rho Chi, Sherman House,
Theta Chi, Victor Vaughan.

permits before any driving is done,
otherwise, they are subject to se-
vere disciplinary action. Permits
may be applied for in Rm. 2 Uni-
versity Hall.
Academic Notices
Graduate students may not
elect courses after Oct. 1. Courses
dropped after this date will be re-
corded as "dropped." Courses may
not be dropped after the end of
the eighth week of the semester.
Students, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: No courses
may be elected for credit after to-
Makeup Examination, Econom-
ics 51,52,53,54: Thurs., Oct. 7, 3
p.m., 207 Economics Bldg. Any
student expecting to take this ex-
amination must leave his name
with the departmental secretary,
before the examination.
English 78, section2, will not
meet Fri., Oct. 1.
English 107, Section 1, will meet
on Friday only in Rm. 264 T.C.B.
(Temporary Classroom Bldg.). On'
Monday the class will meet in Rm.
2042 Natural Science Bldg.
English 183 will not meet Fri.,
Oct. 1.
Drawings and Water Colors from
the collection of John S. Newber-
ry, Jr., and Prints by the Graphic
Circle: Museum of Art, Alumni

The Daily accords its readers the
privlege 4 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.
Battle of Olivet
To the Editor:
HAVE JUST received a report
H from my cousin who is fight-
ing on our battle-line at Olivet
College. I say our battle-line be-
cause Olivet is less than 100 miles
from Ann Arbor and the students
there are fighting, in no uncertain
terms, the efforts of the adminis-
tration to expel a professor be-
cause he has "ultra-liberal" lean-
ings (an example of how far the
red scare can go, once it has start-
ed). As we know from the papers,
many of the students there have
refused topregister and have
thrown a picket line around the
place in protest. The college offi-
cials have tried to intimidate the
protesting students by demanding
they leave. their dormitories, by
refusing to accept them back into
the school unless they register im-
mediately (and thus sacrifice their
academic freedom).
The following is an excerpt from
a letter,of my cousin, who is one
of the protesters at Olivet:
"We are still strong, but wan-
ing, I think. Our faculty backed
out on us. They were willing for
us to register on probation and
to have, the phony arbitration
come in. We were very disappoint-
ed in their attitude and their com-
promise with their personal com-
fort. Their talk ran along the
lines, 'run away, to be able to
fight another day.' They would not
accept it that the fight was here
and now.
"We 'have gained outside sup-
port, however. Ministers have been
writing angry letters to newspa-
pers in Detroit and elsewhere. We
are being very careful of carrying
any political stigma. We anticipate
being called 'reds'."
-Robert Silk.
* * *
AVC Forever
To the Editor:
AS ONE of those who allegedly
packed last week's AVC meet-
ing I feel it my duty to answer
the unfair charges by Messrs. Bab-
son and Tumin.
Having previously been a mem-
ber in good standing of AVC in
New York it was only the na-
tural thing for me to transfer my
membership to this chapter at the
earliest opportunity and to assure
my right to participate in its ac-
tivities. There was absolutely no
"plot" involved inmthe fact that
at the opening meeting of the
semester, I and several others had
the first chance to join the chap-

This was, of course, only the
usual "Red" screen set up to ob-
scure the basic issue. These people
do not, or refuse to recognize the
fact that you defend civil liberties
not by acquiescence to political
persecution, not in expulsions
meant to divert attention from a
record of no action and no re-
sults, not by sponsoring mock civil
liberties forums from which cer-
tain people have been denied the
right to speak; you fight for civil
liberties by protecting, dramati-
cally if need be, the right of Com-
munists or of any minority so
threatened, you fight an unfair
ban by the University either by
defying it or by refusing to comply
with it, calling off the forum in
this case and actively bringing the
issue before the student body. This
was the only reason that most of
us voted for the resolution con-
demning the expulsion of John
Gates, Editor of the Daily Work-
er, and for the resolution calling
off the forum and pledging the
chapter to an all out fight on the
The next chapter meeting will
be an important one for it will de-
termine the role this chapter will
play in the future; one of inde-
pendence and democracy or one of
embrace if the suicidal policies of
the national administration. These
are the policies that have led half
the chapters in the nation into
oblivion. Unless the AVC can act
as a balance to the conservative
and reactionary veteran organiza-
tions, unless it can once again
exert that progressive influence
on a veteran-conscious public, it
will have no reason to exist.
-Al Fishman.
To the Editor:
ticle on the Student Legisla-
ture meeting, my opposition to the
Olivet investigation was objection-
ably misquoted. Actually, my dis-
agreement with the proposed in-
vestigation of the student-faculty
schism is not on the moral impli-
cations of the issue, but rather
that the problem is a definitely
non-campus political question
which lies far outside the juris-
diction of the student senate of
the University of Michigan.
I do not believe that political
issues on other campuses are "none
of our business" as the article
stated, but I do believe that the
Student Legislature at this Uni-
versity has no right to ,let itself
be turned into a political debating
society by those who would- grind
their particular axes rather than
perform the specific functions of
legislation for which they were
-Doan Rothschild.


Helpful Society

IS SPRING, the students who have
completed their requirements for med-
ical school will be faced with some difficult
The University Medical School will be
able to accept only a small percentage of
those seeking admission. Last year 155 out
of the close to 1800 applicants could be'
The situation here is somewhat exag-
gerated since the University Medical.
School attracts a greater number of appli-
cants in proportion to its size than the
majority of medical schools.
But the fact remains that over half of the
13,000 students who sought admission to
medical schools in this country last year
were rejected.
The pre-med student who can not go on
to medical school is quite apt to find him-
self "out on a limb" when it comes to choos-
ing another career. The pre-medical curric-
ulum leaves little leeway for a student to
pick and choose other courses which will fit
him for an alternative career.
There is one organization on campus for
the sole purpose of aiding pre-meds to solve

these problems-the University Pie-Medical
The Society is striving first of all to
see that as many of its members as possible
can go on to medical school. Secondly
the group intends to help those who can
not go on with medicine to prepare them-
selves for a career in some related field.
The Pre-Medical Society also intends tb
push for reforms in the letters-of-application
procedure required for admission to med-
ical schools.
Organized and run by students, the So-
ciety needs a large, active membership to
accomplish its aims.
The usefulness of the organization will de-
pend directly upon the number of students
who are willing to devote a little of their
time to obtaining information and "ped-
dling" questionnaires.
Membership in the Society won't be ex-
actly a "tea party" affair.
But students who sincerely wish to follow
the medical profession should be willing to
devote a part of their time to insuring their
medical future.
-Jo Misner.

Hard Road A head

Memorial Hall, daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ter and Ed
PARKING AREAS ON CAMPUS: Sundays 2-5 p.m. The public is opportunityt
Student drivers are reminded invited. tion.
that their driving tags or "M"
stickers secured in the Office of Evt d All faltym
Student Affairs are not Parking invited.
Permits and do not give them per- Visitors' Night, Department of
mission to park in the restricted Astronomy, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., 5th Roger Wi
campus parking lots. These re- floor, Angell Hall, for observation party, 7:30 p
stricted areas, so designated by of Jupiter and star clusters. Visi- House with 1
means of signs at the entrance tors' Night will be cancelled if the Lutheranf
lots, are reserved for faculty and sky is cloudy. Children must be Married grot
staff personnel of the rank of in- accompanied by adults. (This is dent Center.
structor or above and disabled the first of four Visitors' nights to
students who have received Park- be held Oct. 8, 22 and Nov. 12).
ing Permits from the office of the __ Coma
Secretary of the University. Per- Women Students: All students Recreation
sons parking in these lots illegally not required to take physical edu- en Students:
or improperly are notified by cation who would like to have on Saturdayi
means of a sticker which is placed some instruction in dance should
on the windshield. Beginning Oct. meet on Friday from 2-3 p.m. in Graduate
1, fines will be imposed for using Barbour Gymnasium. ing: Meet 2
these restricted areas without northwest
proper permission. First offences Tau Kappa Epsilon, Upsilon Bldg. Sign li
will bring a fine of $1.00, second Chapter. Reactivation meeting, room desk b
offenses $2.00 and third offenses 7 p.m., Michigan Union. day. All. gra
$3.00 along with possible loss of come.
driving privileges. S.R.A. Coffee Hour: 4:30 to 6
Students may park in the fol- p.m., Lane Hall. Special Guests: Delta Sig
lowing areas at any time as long foreign students. Business an
as their cars are parked properly "The Psychology of Religion." nity. Open I-
and do not block any entrance oi by Prof. John Shepard of the Psy- Chapter Ho
the path of another parked car. chology Dept., 8:30 p.m., B'nai vited.
Improper parking in these areas B'rith Hillel Foundation.
which are unrestricted will result Gabriel Ri
in the same penalties as those list- Art Cinema League presents Do- Catholic ma
ed above. stoyevsky's "The Idiot," French wives to -th-
1. East of Univ. Hospital film starring Gerard Philippe and Breakfast, C
2. East Hall on Church St. Edwige Feuillere at 8:30 p.m., Fri., Mass In Sa
3. Catherine St. North of Sat., Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Chapel: :Elec
Vaughan Residence Hall All seats reserved. Phone 6300. Tickets wi
4. West Quad. area at Thomp- the Masses
son and Jefferson Sts. Delta Epsilon Pi, National Hel-
5. Michigan Union Area lenic Fraternity: First meeting of The first n
6. College St. between East Med. semester, 7:15 p.m., Rm. 3D, Mich- the United S
and East Hall igan Union. Students of Hellenic 1641 by '
7. Lot behind Univ. Museum ad- descent and Phil-Hellenes are in- Springfield,
jacent to Forest Ave. vited. cording to t
8. Any street which is not closed clopedia, Py
by police order. German Coffee Hour: 3-4:30 pork in salt
All students must secure driving p.m., Michigan League Coke Bar. West Indies.

Shaffer had the first
to present his resolu-
members and students
Illiams Guild: Gym
.m. Meet at the Guild
towel, gym shoes, etc.
Student Association:
up party, 8 p.m., Stu-
ing Events
al Swimming-Worn-
9-11 a.m., Union Pool
until further notice.
Outing Club Canoe-
:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 3,
entrance, Rackham
st at Rackham check-
before 11 a.m. Satur-
.duate students wel-


Fifty-Ninth Year

WASHINGTON-Will the United


make the great effort necessary to help
fill the military vacuum in western Europe?
It is now clear that this is likely to be the
gravest issue to face the next President, the
next Congress and the country as a whole.
The Western Union countries do not
now have either the arms or the capacity
to make the arms to equip a force capable
of halting an onslaught by the huge Red
Army. This does not mean, as is commonly
supposed, that the Red Army could, if
ordered into action tomorrow, sweep on to
the Atlantic in a few days or weeks.
There are no more than 350,000 Russian
troops in Europe.
Nevertheless the sense of helplessness in
case of Russian aggression hangs like a dark
cloud over every western European capital,
The cloud can be dissolved only by placing
western Europe in a posture of defense.
If the vacuum in western Europe is
to be filled with help from this country,
some of the unpleasant restrictions of war

is, of course, demonstrably a lie. It would
be military idiocy to throw a mere forty
divisions into the vast maw of the Soviet
Union. The only role which such a force
could play would be the strictly defensive
one of a holding operation on a narrow
Yet this would be enough to dissipate the
fears which are paralyzing the Continent,
and to remove the temptations which an
-undefended western Europe offer to the
cynical realists in the Kremlin. With the
balance of power in Europe restored, it
would at last be possible to achieve a real
settlement in Europe. The question remains
whether the next President will have the
courage to lead, and the next Congress the
courage to follow, down the hard road
Copyright, 1948, New York Herald Tribune Inc.)
DELEGATES to the U.N. General Assem-
bly in Paris-some tense, some angry
are watching every sign of possible Russian
attitude. There is much talk of Berlin, the
atomic bomb, Palestine, the Little Assembly,
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d Commerce Frater-
louse, 2-4 p.m., Oct. 3,
use. All students in-
ichard Club invites all
arried students and
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Dct. 10, after the 9:30
aint Mary's Student
ction of Officers.
ll be sold after each of
Sun., Oct. 3.
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States was founded in
William Pynchon, at
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for shipment to the

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This is the most remarkabre exhibition of
self-discipline any school has ever seen-
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IAll present and accounted for. Pretty fair
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