THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2,
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This column is written by
Daily city editor Dick Maloy.)
OUR UNIVERSITY'S President, Alexander
G. Ruthven, is to be heartily congrat-
ulated for his fighting speech delivered this
It takes a lot of courage to buck present
trends which too easily label a man "rad-
ical" if he has the temerity to question them.
President Ruthven ably demonstrated
his courage when he lashed out at pres-
sure groups and special interests which are
interfering with the work of schools.
Significantly the courageous message was
delivered before one of the most influential
groups in the state, The University Press
He prefaced his remarks on academi
freedom with statements in strong support
of adult education. President Ruthven, al-
ways a staunch believer in the value of
adult education, obviously is perturbed about
the precarious condition of the labor educa-
Cippled by false and misleading state-
ments inspired by a powerful corporation,
the labor education courses face a stiff
uphill battle before they will be restored
to their former status.
Dr. Ruthven recognized this when he laid
into special interests who hamstring uni-
versities to such an extent that the uni-
versities must confer with them before an-
nouncing new policy.
And his statement about instructors being
afraid to express their convictions in the
classroom is all too true. How many times
have all of us heard professors apologetically
sidestep disputed issues in the lecture halls
because it might offend "those people up in
We here at The Daily have been hear-
ing lots of comment-all of it favorable--
about President Ruthven's address. Frank-
ly it came as somewhat of a surprise in
the light of increasing pressure on educa-
In these "periods of stress, strain and
confusion" the safest man is the one who
keeps his mouth shut. I am proud that the
president of this University has seen fit to
take the initiative instead of choosing the
easy way out.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: GEORGE WALKER
MATTER OF FACT:
By STEWART ALSOP
WASHINGTON-The inner history of the
unsuccessful attempt at direct negotia-
tion with the Soviet leaders in Moscow is
particularly revealing in two respects. First,
it clearly reveals the real objectives which
caused the Russians to impose the Berlin
blockade in the first place. Second, the
story of the Aug. 23 meeting with Stalin
proves that the promise even of the great
dictator himself is no more than a device
for gaining Soviet aims and is thus empty
The Soviets had, in fact, two alternative
minimum objectives when they blockaded
the German capital. The frist objective be-
came obvious at the initial meeting, early
in August, between the Russian dictator
and the three Western diplomats.
At this meeting, Stalin seemed genuinely
eager to reach an agreement to end the
blockade--on one condition. This condi-
tion was a public, flat commitment by the
Western nations to postpone the forma-
tion of a West German government.
This gave rise to the only really serious
disagreement among the three Western gov-
ernments. The three powers were agreed
that in case the blockade were genuinely
lifted, and a Foreign Ministers' conference
on the whole German problem ensued, ar-
rangements for forming a West German
government should be halted. No promises
were made but the sense of this decision
was conveyed, in diplomatic language, to
Stalin and Molotov.
The French, however, wished to go fur-
ther. They wanted to go the whole way in
publicly promising the postponement of the
West German constituent assembly as a
prior condition to the lifting of the block-
Stalin and his advisers apparently then
decided to try another tack, with the pur-
pose of testing whether the second Soviet
minimum objective might be achieved. This
objective, it is now clear, was to gain total
political and economic control of Berlin,
while 'allowing the Western powers to main-
tain, at least temporarily, skeleton garrisons
in the city.
Nothing so bald was proposed by Stalin,
however, in the second meeting, on Aug.
23, with the three Western diplomats.
Indeed, although Stalin's attitude seemed
oddly indifferent, he made a proposal that
sent a shiver of hope through the Western
canitais. As first renorted in this snace.
IT SO HAPPENS...
' -------- I
Billy Boy Note*...
OUT AT WILLOW VILLAGE where stu-
dent brides learn their domestic lessons,
one newlywed came home from classes early
the other day and decided to surprise her
husband with a cherry pie. It seems, how-
ever, that the cookbook neglected to tell
her what kind of cherries to use, and our
good wife opened a few jars of the maras-
chino variety. Even after a rough ride from
Ann Arbor hubby wouldn't allow himself to
think of the Manhattans that might have
TURNABOUT IS FAIR play, even if it
is a different pair of Willow Run newly-
weds. This time the new husband decided
to wash the dishes while his bride made her-
self beautiful with a home permanent. He
had just finished drying the last dish when
his soon-to-be curly-locked wife entered the
kitchen. Her delight was in no way com-
parable to her anguish in discovering that
her helpful hubby had thrown away the
neutralizing solution which was to keep
her hair from frizzing up. A desperate run
to the Village drugstore only brought fright
from the proprietor who mistook the hus-
band's expression (conjuring up a picture of
a fuzzy-wuzzy wife) for that of a man bent
on robbery. Finally, with ten minutes to
spare before the solution had to be used, a
car was commandeered for a quick trip to
Ypsilanti. Our bride is now more beautiful
than ever, and you'd never know her from
* * *
NOW THAT the English department's pic-
nic is over, (yesterday) we feel free to
print excerpts from the bulletin announcing
its coming. Of course a Webster definition
had to let the department members know
what they would be getting in for, thus:
"Picknick: An entertainment at which each
person contributes; an excursion or pleasure
party at Patterson Lake. " And our bulletin-
writer enlarges :
"How right; But what had Noah writ
Had Noah ever seen
Dick Boys' black coffee crack a cup,
Or the crisp coy Cowden bean?
Warned that ". . . no blowguns, flint-tipt
spears, kukri, poison darts" would be al-
lowed, the English faculty were informed
that there would be "a great ballgame
between the SNARLEY YOWS and the
Our bulletineer found in them additional
"In comes a Surley Pup,
In comes a Yow;
One grabs a coffee cup,
One grabs his chow."
Thoughtful to the end, the call to pick-
nickers closes with: "Take this home to your
"Oh, Hello, Torn-I Thought It Was The Secret
Letters to the Editor..
Wish for Peace
THE "LITTLE MAN" seems caught again.
Wanting only peace, he finds himself
sandwiched between the great powers in
their search for more power. He wants no
war, but his ministers keep asking for
The Marshall Plan-supposed to be a
program to help Europe reconstruct itself,
appears to be not that at all. According to
students who have come back after visiting
Europe this summer, the Marshall Plan is
not doing the things it should. The little
man-especially in France and the Lowlands
-is very disappointed with the "relief pro-
gram." He is disappointed because the pro-
gram is just that-relief-and not recon-
It seems that we are sending Europe more
finished products-to compete with Euro-
pean industry-than machinery to build up
that industry. (And incidentally, compete
with American manufacturing). It sseems
we are more inclined to send harvesters to
Europe than machinery to build the har-
This means that instead of helping Eu-
hope to rebuild itself, we are' just pro-
longing its parasite position-with US as
the "suckees." Instead of restoring order
to the economic situation in Europe, we
prolong economic turmoil. Turmoil is" not
This is the little man's position. He is
not against helping Europe recover. But he
does believe that money supposed to be spent
to reconstruct Europe, shouldn't go to foster
U.S. business interests. The little man, who
pays for all this in every way, is far more
interested in peace than in big business's in-
And quite beside the point, he would like
to remind his ministers in their game of
atomic chess, that the ranks must be or-
derly. Nobody can control a continent in
turmoil. Even in the thrust for "more!" the
present Marshall Plan doesn't seem adequate
enough. It certainly isn't enough for peace.
And the little man wants peace.
I'D RATHER BE RIGHT:
United We Stand
By SAMUEL GRAFTON
THE TRAIN was still emptyish, and Ed
had his choice of seats. He saw Martin,
his old opponent, sitting by himself. For a
moment Ed thought of retreating to the car
before, but that seemed ungenerous, and
so he walked forward.
"Hi, Ed," said Martin, "Sitting with me?
You know, I sometimes feel you duck me
on these trains."
"Oh, no," said Ed, and the ride began.
"HEY," said Martin, "have you been lis-
tening to those Dewey speeches? That
one about unity. Did you hear that?"
"Yes," said Ed.
"That was the right tone. A dignified
campaign, as if he's already, President,
see? National unity, everybody together.
That's the stuff." He chuckled, and sud-
denly dug his elbow, hard, into Ed's side.
"Unity!" he said. "Everybody working to-
gether. That's the tone."
now. Unity, you know. Everybody working
"You don't have to make a joke of it,"
said Martin, stiffly. "I can't come."
"All right," said Ed.
-* * *
THEY RODE ON, in silence. This was
when their unity worked best, thought
Ed, when there was silence.
"And what about Dewey's atomic energy
speech?" asked Martin suddenly. "What's
wrong with that?"
"Well,"' said Ed, "he wants to take
atomic energy away from the government,
which means all of us, and give it into
private hands. I don't see much unity in
Martin was silent.
* * *
'VE REACHED HIM, thought Ed. I've got
to him at last. He's trying to figure that
one out. Maybe he's beginning to think
about what unity really means.
Martin stirred unhappily in his seat.
"There's some people in the back car I
have to see," he said. "Will you excuse me
for the rest of this ride?"
He got up and walked away. Ed watched
him go. It was the first time in all their
quarrels that a break as open as this had
been reached, and it had taken a discus-
sion of unity to do it.
Ed leaned back, thinking of Martin in the
other car, probably alone now like himself.
They were on the same train. That was as
much as you could say.
Copyright, 1948, New York Post Corporation)
(Continued from Page 2)
chestra, Serge Koussevitzky, Con-
ductor, December 6; Ginette Ne-
veu, Violinist, January 8; Vladi-
mir Horowitz, Pianist, February
11; Nathan Milstein, Violinist,
March 4; Chicago Symphony Or-
chestra, Fritz Busch, Guest Con-
ductor, March 27.
Extra Concert Series:
Marian Anderson, Contralto,
October 14; Cincinnati Symphony
Orchestra, Thor Johnson, Con-
ductor, November 15; Rudolf Sr-
kin, Pianist, December 3; Jaseha
Heifetz, Violinist, February 19;
Indianapolis Symphony Orches-
tra, Fabien Sevitzky, Conductor,
A limited number of tickets are
still available, at the offices of the
University Musical Society in Bur-
ton Memorial Tower.
Tickets for the "Messiah" per-
formances December 11 and 12;
and for the Chamber Music Fes-
tival, January 14, 15 and 16, are
now on sale.
en Students: 9-11 a.m., Union Pool
on Saturday until further notice.
Association . Luncheon-Discus-
sion will meet at 12:15 p.m. in
Lane Hall. Rev. Harold Sullivan
will speak on Catholic Worker's
Organizations. Reservations may
be made by calling Lane Hall be-
fore 10:00 a.m. Sat. The meeting
will be adjourned in time for the
Independent Ilillel Football
Team practice, 1:30 p.m. Sat. and
Sun., University High Field.
The Polonia Club is having a
"Kielbasa" Roast. Those planning
to attend will meet at the side
door, Michigan Union, 6:45 p.m.
The entire group will then go to
Island Park for the roast. All stu-
dents of Polish descent and their
friends are welcome. Admission,
50 cents per person. Those inter-
ested, please call Ted Miller, 412
Strauss Hse., E. Q., phone 2-4591
and make reservations.
Art Cinema League presents Do-
stoyevsky's "The Idiot," French
film starring Gerard Philippe and
Edwige Feuillere at 8:30 p.m.,
Lydia Mendelssohn T h e a t r e.
All seats reserved. Phone 6300.
Delta Sigma Pi, Professional
Business and Commerce Frater-
nity. Open House, 2-4 p.m., Oct.
3, Chapter House, 1212 Hill St. All
Graduate Outing -Club Canoe-
ing: Meet 2:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 3,
northwest entrance, Rackham
Bldg. Sign list at Rackham check-
room desk before 11 a.m. Satur-
day. All graduate students wel-
Society for General Semantics:
Meet at 3 p.m., Sun., Oct. 3, An-
gell Hall steps.
U. of M. Hot Record Society:
"Negro Orchestras to 1930" pre-
sented at 8 p.m. Sun., Michigan
Men's Glee Club: The following
men have qualified for member-~
ship and are requested to report
Sunday afternoon, Oct. 3, at 3
p.m., Rm. 3-G at the Union: j
Bay, John; Bennett, Gene;
Brown, Archie; Cosgrove, John;
Greene, Jonathan; Haddock, Rob-1
ert; Houghtaling, Sam; McLaugh-
lin, Roland; Steding, Phil; Tewell,
Duane; Vickers, Gil; Wright,
Bay, Robert; Challis, Stan;
Derr, Lawrence; DeMeritt, Roger;
Dunckel, Elbridge; Geist, Wood;
Hparrin gton, Harold; McGowan,'
Richard; Overcash, Clarence;
Stauffer, Robert; Stuart, Glenn;,
Tamplin, Robert; Van Ryn, Rus-
sell: Williams, David; Williams,
Brehm, William; David, Milton;
Elson, Robert; Frank, Richard;
Greider, Kenneth; Helzer, Demar;
Holmes, Pres; Jensen, Jack; Lins-
ley, Robert; Morgan, Robert; Mc-
Gaw, Richard; Meehan, James;
Mulford, Robert; Nielson, Ken-
neth; Pfluke, Ed; Porretta, Frank;
Scurlock, Charles; Thompson,
Berberian, Ara; Cleveland, Don;
Dieterich, Gordon; Entenmann,
Richard; Garchow, Alvin; Hall,
Don; Hansen, Robert; Kemp, Wil-
liam; Morris, Philip; Nelson,
Merle; Newton Kelley; Parker,
Christopher; Pease, David, Perry,
Will; Redmon, William; Reimann,
John; Rose, Jack; Ross, Donald.
Gabriel Richard Club invites all
Catholic married students and
wives to their first Communion
Breakfast, Oct. 10, after the 9:30
Mass in Saint Mary's Student
Chapel. Election of Officers.
Tickets will be sold after each of
the Masses Sun., Oct. 3.
Graduate History Club Coffee
Hour, Mon., Oct. 4, 4-5:00 p.m.,
Clements Library. All graduate
history students cordially invited.
Orangists Guild Group-Meet-
ing for approval and adoption of
contitution and by-laws will be
held Mon., Oct. 4, 7 p.m., Lane
Hall, Upper Room.
Phi Sigma: First meeting will
be held Mon., Oct. 4, Rackham
Amphitheatre. Program: film on
Jackson Hole Biological Area; Dr.
Warren W. Chase, of the Forestry
School, will offer first-hand com-
ments preceding the film; short
business meeting at 7:15 p.m., fol-
lowed by program at 8 p.m. Pub-
Michigan Union Opera Music
Committee Meeting: 7:30 p.m.,
Mon., Oct. 4, Rm. 3-G, Michigan
The Women's Research Club
will meet Mon., Oct. 4, at 8 p.m.
in the West Lecture Room of the
Rackham Bldg. Dr. Elizabeth C.
Crosby will speak on "Some of the
Functions of the Cerebral Cortex."
U. of M. Rifle Club-There will
be a business meeting, Wed., Oct.
6, at 7 p.m. in the Union taproom.
All old members are urged to at-
tend since plans for this semester
will be discussed.
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-
* * *
To the Editor:
IN YESTERDAY'S Letters to the
Editor column, Don Rothschild
claimed he voted against sending
a representative to Olivet, not be-
cause of the moral implications,
but because he felt it was outside
the jurisdiction of the Student
Legislature. Can he be that naive?
It is a question of interpreta-
tion: The first phrase of the Leg-
islature's Constitution states that
"students must participate in
shaping their own education." To
Don Rothschild (and twenty-four
others) this obviously means act-
ing only on moving the bicycle
racks off campus and getting a
low priced band for the homecom-
* * * *
JIw~t of A VC?
To the Editor: -
THISLITTLE communique is
written for the purpose of se-
curing some information, either
from the Editor or from one of
the AVC members, via the Letters
to the Editor column.
What are the basic purposes of
this campus organization, other
than for open fighting between
Why is it, as I have heard it put
by a veterans organization offi-
cer, "dying on the vine?"
What does it hope to achieve in
the way of service to its mem-
bers when it is not, and ap-
parently will not be, chartered
by the Congress as an organiza-
tion capable of presenting veter-
an's claims, aiding in securing o
hospital space for disabled mei-
bers, and the other activities of
the major veterans groups?
Finally, and most important,
what can it offer the country as
a whole that will justify its exist-
-Harry W. Giffen
To the Editor:
I NOTICE WHERE, in answer to
my previous letter concerning
The Daily's "comic strip," a cer-
tain Mr. John F. Kephart, after
making several defamatory state-
ments about me, has boldly placed
before us the following gem: "Give
me Barnaby; or give me death!"
This statement has completely
unnerved me. I simply can not get
control of myself long enough to
write friend Kephart a detailed
letter delicately explaining to him
wherein he has been misled. Ob-
viously the poor fellow is suffer-
ing from hallucinations of the
worst type. If he insists on pre-
ferring death to losing Barnaby,
about all I can say to Mr. Kep-
hart at this time is, "Drop Dead!"
To the Editor:
"WAR SCARES, DANGERS TO
PEACE, ARE ABOUT TO
GET ANOTHER PUBLIC AIR-
ING." This is the opening news-
gram of the September 24 issue
of U.S. NEWS andWorld Reports
one of the official Big Business
It is in this light that we have
to view the recent "war scare"
speeches of Bevin and Marshall,
We must ask ourselves why such a
cold reception was given to Vish-
insky's speech asking for a one
third disarmament on the part of
the large powers. Of course, it is
easy for Bevin and others to say
that Vishinsky is just repeating
the'same old thing, but it's much
more difficut to prove to people
that the big powers cannot dis-
arm by one third or more, pro.
vided observers are exchanged be-
tween countries and from the UNs
to supervise such a disarmament.
Bevin claims that the Berlir
blockade is what is causing the
"crisis" in Berlin. Could the build-
ing of a Western Germany, with
a capital at Frankfurt, have any-
thing to do with it? Have we
already forgotten the Potsdan
agreement to the effect that Ger-
many would be kept a unified
country, that war plants would b
dismantled, that Nazis and the
backers would be removed fro
government and punished?-Ha
the Western Powers lived up
these agreements? What did we
to Schacht, Thyssen, the Krupp
What of Ilse Koch, the woman e
ecutioner who made lampshad
of the human skin of the tho
sands she sent to the cremator
ums? What of the many w
plants which remain standing?
This same Big Business im
azine says on September 24, "We
will speed up plans to revive t
Ruhr, get Western Germany s
up, pour more dollars into Eur
pean recovery, into shaky Franc
into Greece,dget rearmament i
high gear, draw closer to U.S
Western European military all
The war scare headlines,
course, serve an excellent purpo
in our own country, especial
now, but five weeks before t
elections. What better way to a
tempt to frighten people aw
from the Progressive Party a
Wallace's program for peace?
,* * ,
To the Editor:
AS A 1931 GRADUATE of tU
University of Michigan, I a
greatly concerned over your pos
'Lion taken with reference to den
ing the American Veterans Ci
Rights Committee the privile
of a panel discussion with
Carl Winter to discuss the indi
ments now pending in the Sout
ern District of New York und
the Smith Act.
It has always been my feeli
that discussions on matters a
fecting a great number of perso
our government, and civil rights
a whole has a pertinent place
the life of students and helps
prepare them for proper particip
tion in civic matters after leavi
. Itthas also been my understan
ing that the forum in universiti
is not limited and was not i
tended to so be limited only
those with whose views we t
tudents, or the president, or t
1 faculty h'pPncn to agree.
This is indeed even of great
importance today with so mu
uncertainty and unclarity
which students are subjected.
therefore, very strenuously pr
test the action you have tak
in denying Mr. Winter the opp
tunity to state his case to t
May I assure you that my re
ollection of my student years
the University is attended wi
affection and pride, and it is wi
the deepest respect that I urge t
protest to you.
Ed glanced sidewise at the other
remembering a dozen years of village
rels, and something stirred in him.
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"SAY, MARTIN," he said, "there's a meet-
ing at my house Saturday afternoon.
Some of the parents in town want to get
up a presentation asking for more federal
and state aid for the hot school lunch
program, you know, with food prices up.
Three o'clock. Will you be there?"
"Me?" asked Martin, with the air of a man
looking to see where the joke is.
"Sure. You'd be very helpful."
"Me!" said Martin. "Me, ask the govern-
ment to spend more money? Are you out
of your mind?"
"It'd be a sensation in the town if you
did it," said Ed. "I just thought you might,
on to the West-a device which had worked
on other occasions-had failed when the
West stood firm in Berlin. Therefore Stalin,
by retiring to his Crimean dacha despite the
agreement to meet again, signified that as
far n c.tn ,a c nnn-prnn inna-nti linn c
20 YEARS AGO TODAY:
Enrollment figures showed a decrease of
300 students compared to that of the prev-
ious year. Registration totaled 9,274.
10 YEARS AGO TODAY:
A resolution limiting each sorority to 60
Those little Kindergarten kids! Marching
out to the rear of the school when that
faultyfireball rang. All by themselves-
Barnaby! Your scholastic records!
In there in the fire! Lost forever!
We must save the archives!
Back in through the window! But-