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Peace and Brotherhood

FOR THE FLYERS lining up anxiously for
the takeoff on a bombing mission over
Germany, for the marines crouched tensely
in a landing barge moving in on a Pacific
atoll, for the G.I. creeping along the hedge-
rows of France, there was no time for racial
or religious prejudices. There was no time
because they were fighting and working for
a common purpose, a purpose bulwarked
with the threat of death.
Today, however, evidences of intolerance
are as flagrant as at any time in our
history. At every turn we are confronted
by some form of discrimination-segre-
gated housing areas, restricted theatres,
stores or restaurants, or maybe just a
word or personal attitude.
It is with a sense of shame, therefore, that
we are participating in National Brother-
hood Week, a week dedicated to promoting
a spirit of tolerance among all creeds and
all races. Sponsored by the National Con-
ference of Christians and Jews, Brother-
hood Week should not be merely an innocu-
ous ride on the paths of sentimentality, but
a real attempt by every citizen to analyze
and improve his attitudes toward persons
of another race or another creed.
That differences exist among different
faiths and racial backgrounds cannot,
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

should not, be denied. These differences
stem from varied origins and years of in-
But it should be remembered that there
are differences in every individual, some
small and some large. - Men are wise or
stupid, honest or dishonest, handsome or
ugly, pleasant or annoying.
In no case, however, should a person be
branded with a cruel stereotype common to
a particular race or creed. Every man has
the right to be considered as an individual,
to be accepted or rejected because he is
himself-not because he is a member of a
particular group.
Several student organizations here on
campus have already taken concrete steps
to eliminate discrimination and these groups
are to be highly commended. But fighting
intolerance will take more than an investi-
gation or study-every one of us must feel
a real brotherhood with all men.
This does not mean that we must accept
every individual into our own personal
circle of friends because in such a hetero-
genous society of ours, personally differ-
ences are bound to exist. It does mean,
however, that we do realize that in a
sense all men are our brothers, stemming
from the same God and possessing sim-
ilar mental and physical attributes-re-
gardless of color or cieed.
Although we are not fighting a war where
men must cling together to save their lives,
we are building a peace. And there is no
room in this peace for the restless murmurs
of intolerance.


"--Jim Brown.
*ei.I shall belie my character, and play hard
to get this week. Who knows?
Almost EVERY GIRL SHOULD BE -Perry Logan.
MARRIED. Much praise for Cary Grant. A
YOU WILL unfortunately miss most of the A
lines in this film, because you and WORDS AND MUSIC, with Mickey
everyone around you will be laughing very Rooney, Tom Drake, and MGM's top
hard and very loud all the way through the drawer song-and-dance crew.
When the show is over and you are THE MUSIC and words of Dick Rogers and
wondering what it was you were laughing Larry Hart were great before the con-
about, you will not mind very much be- ception of this two-hour affair, and they
cause you will know that a bit of laughter are, generally speaking, beautifully show-
now and again is good for the soul, and cased by MGM.
two hours of soul-lifting is a very rare In description of Mickey Rooney and his
treat in some circles. dramatic cohorts, however, we herewith
The humor of this very funny but not transmit by psychic means a series of four-
awfully worthwhile movie lies wholly in the letter epithets for your consideration.
situations, and in the clever dialogue given The extravaganza runs around two
primarily to Cary Grant, secondly to Fran- hours-about half "drama," and half en-
chot Tone, and once in a while to Betsy tertainment. Let it suffice to say that we
Drake. Cary Grant is superb throughout. could easily dispense with at least fifty-
Franchot Tone might deserve a better role.' percent of it-i.e., Andy Hardy's phoney
I suppose I incur the.ire of..every suffi- histrionics-and salvage some pretty fine
ciently-hormoned male in Ann Arbor when technicolor footage.
I say that Miss Drake, who may be cute, The late Mr. Hart was, naturally, unable
is an awful pain, and more annoying and to prevent Rooney's irritating reflection on
less desirable than any woman I can his appearance and personality. Mr. Rogers,
think of this morning. I grant that I have fortunately, is still composing lovely music
seen her in only this one picture, and and protecting his interests. Thus, charac-
perhaps I judge more from having my ego terized by Tom Drake, he fares somewhat
unsettled than from adherence to the more happily than his late colleague.
principles of aesthetics. Like sparkling gems set in a lead ring,
Her ickiness ( apologies for the word, but it the song-and-dance sequences seem quite
fits) may not be entirely her own fault. exquisite. Gene Kelly and Vera-Ellen lead
I should say she has been rather miscast the parade with an eager interpretation of
in a comedy role, and it is a shame to find "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue."
her in the center of the picture, with so Also memorable-Lena Home's "The Lady
many competent actors appearing only as is a Tramp" . . . June Allyson's "Thou Swell"
foils. . . . Perry Como's "Mountain Greenery."
On the other hand, this may be a purely Adequate, anyway-Judy Garland, Mel
masculine view of her role as the matchless Torme, Ann Sothern, et al.
Anabel Simms. No man has ever been so Probably to their credit, the producers
terribly trapped by a woman as Cary Grant .saw fit to concentrate on the lesser known,
is in .this picture, and although I get the but still excellent, Rogers and Hart songs
feeling it might be extremely pleasant to be necessarily neglecting such standards as
so relentlessly adored and desired by a "Lover," "My Heart Stood Still," and "My
pretty girl, still and all I hate to think. that Romance."
any man could be so completely ensnared In summary: it's a good risk. But take
and so roundly defeated by a mere slip of along some handicraft to occupy yourself
a girl-and not a very intelligent girl, at during the dialogue.
that. It gives one to think. -Bob White.
Not So Rtch

All this business about eating oysters.
hamburgers, hogs and such. It came very
close to a national comedy. A comedy which
would not have looked very good for the
University or students generally.
The usual comparison was with the
pre-war goldfish eating days, when the
impression of college life was a bunch
of happy go lucky kids going around
emptying fish bowls and generally mak-
ing life humorously miserable for every-
thing they could get their mouth on... . .
The press was all set to go to town on
Michigan. National magazines had photog-
raphers here. Detroit papers were set for
half-hourly reports on the progress of the
student vs. hog eating contest. Arrange-
ments had been made to wire-photograph
the tilt to the country's waiting newspapers.
The average man in the street doesn't
think much about colleges. If he is a
college man, he has memories. If he isn't.
he doesn't care much. All he learns, to
paraphrase Will Rogers, is what he reads
in the papers. The impression presented
by the oyster, hamburger marathon and
the hog contest would not have been
particularly pleasing for the University in
particular or for students in general.
Michigan has a reputation as being a very
conservative campus. Anyone who went
down to Ohio State to see last fall's football
game will realize that the reputation is well
Perhaps the rash of eating was some kind
of rebellion.
AT ANY RATE, the students involved fi-
nally caught on and didn't particularly
relish the idea of being spread across the
nation's press. Here at The Daily, the stories,
which had seemed good copy the first couple
of times finally reached the ridiculous stage.
We are still college studentsand have to
look out for that vague thing "reputation."
Saturday, after the contest had been called
off, the after effects set in. Correspondents
for the Detroit papers were thoroughly raked
over the coals by their editors for letting
such a good story die. Daily staffers were
relieved at not having the Draculean affair
on their hands any longer.
Saturday evening, someone called The
Daily with word that a student had sixty-
three sticks of chewing gum in his mouth
at one time. Sunday, we were told of an-
other student who ate fifteen oranges in
an incredibly short time.
The answer to both: "We're not inter-
-Al Blumrosen.
Leveling Of f?
ALMOST AT THE same time as President
Truman spoke confidently of the bus-
iness situation in our country, Kaiser-Frazer
Corp. announced that it would cease opera-
tions for about three weeks beginning yes-
terday. Such a shut-down means the idling
of some 7,000 workers. And this does not
uphold Mr. Truman's recent statement that
all's well in the business world.
Moreover, the President has also said
that it was at his suggestion, that the
House Ways and Means Committee is
taking up social security before tax in-
creases. Such a procedure is being util-
ized, according to the President, because
it is easier to handle social security legis-
lation. But it is undoubtedly true too, that
Mr. Truman realizes just how unpopular
tax increases would be at this time.
The slump, while presently of a not too

serious nature, can not be overlooked. The
President has offered the solution that it
is merely the normal leveling off the peo-
ple have wanted. However, in my opinion,
at least, as I watch manufacturers revert
to the prices of "the good old days," a
depression seems likely to be the ultimate
It is possible that the Kaiser Frazer
shut-down is not a representative one.
That corporation has been producing
automobiles that don't fit neatly into
anyone's budget . . . at least not today.
Kaiser-Frazer undoubtedly took advan-
tage of the war and the subsequent scarc-
ities when it was formed, for no such
corporation could exist under ordinary
economic conditions. Because during the
war years, the average citizen had more
money and there were fewer units avai-
able, Kaiser-Frazer managed to reap
huge profits. Today, the subsequent de-
cline in sales has caused the temporary
laying off of its workers.
At present, however, it is too early to
determine just what the effect of the shut-
down will be. It may be the first of a
series of corporations halting productions;
but it can also be indicative of the fact that
today's economy cannot support such a cor-
Whether or not President Truman really
senses a future depression, his speeding up
the proposed social security legislation will
at least mean that we are prepared.
-herb Rovner.


(Continued from Page 2)
on sale at the auditorium box of-
fice, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Education .Lecture .Series:
"Trends in Adult Education,"
Howard Y. McClusky, Professor of
Educational Psychology and Di-
rector of the Bureau of Studies
and Training in Community Adult
Education. 7 p.m., Wed.. Feb. 23,
University High School Audito-
rium. Free. Public invited.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Frank
E. Hartung, Sociology; thesis: A
Study in Law and Social Differen-
tiation: As Exemplified in Viola-
tions of the Emergency Price Con-
trol Act of 1942 and the Second
War Powers Act, in the Detroit
Wholesale Meat Industry," 3 p.m.,
Wed., Feb. 23, East Council Room,
Rackham Bldg. Chairman, A. E.
Aerodynamics Seminar, Ac 160:
4-6 p.m., Wed., Feb. 23, 1508 E.
Engineering Bldg. Topic: Valter-
ra's method applied to supersonic
flow problems.
Bacteriology Seminar: 8:30
a.m., Thurs., Feb. 24, 1520 E. Med-
ical Bldg. Speaker: Ada M. Ames.
Subject: The Structure and Func-
tion of Cell Wall.
Student Recital: Patricia Pen-
man, Pianist, will present a pro-
gram in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of
Bachelor of Music, at 8 p.m..
Wed., Feb. 23, Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre. It will include composi-
tions by Mozart, Weber, Beeth-
oven, Debussy and Schumann, and
will be open to the public. Miss
Penman is a pupil of Maud Okkel-
Student Recital: Mary Kelly,
cornetist, will present a program
in partial fullment of the re-
quirements for the degree of
Bachelor of Music on Tues., Feb.
22, at 8 p.m. in Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre. Miss Kelly, a pupil
of Clifford Lillya, will be assisted
by Anita Denniston, pianist, and
by a trombone quartet composed
of Paul Wallace, Leslie Bassett,1
Glan Yarberry. and Charlene
Symmonds. Her program will in-
clude works of Haydn, Beethoven,
Barat, Tuthill, Bassett, and Gian-
nini. The public is cordially in-
Events Today
IFC Glee Club practice in Rm.
3A, Michigan Union. Be excused
from rushing if possible.

United World Federalists: Gen-
eral membership meeting, 7:30
p.m. Discussion of activities dur-
WEEK. The meeting will be held
in the Michigan League and not in
the Union as previously an-
Deutscher Verein meeting: :8
p.m., Michigan League. Professor
Raschen will speak on Faust, the
Gretchen tragedy, and his trans-
Polonia Club: Meeting, 7:30
p.m., International Center. Plans
for the coming semester will be
discussed. Refreshments. All mem-
bers are expected to attend. Stu-
dents of Polish descent are wel-
Square Dance. Group: 7 p.m.,
Lane Hall.
laddassah presents movie:
"Tomorrow is a Wonderful Day."
Admission free-Architecture Au-
ditorium, 8:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Hillel
Christian Science Organization:
Testimonial meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Upper Room, Lane Hall.
Play Reading Section of the,
Faculty Women's Club: 1:45 p.m.,l
Michigan League.
U. of M. Dames Interior Deco-
rating Group: February meeting,
8 p.m., East Conference Room,
Rackham Bldg. Guest speaker:
Representative from Stuhlman-
Godfrey Company, who will speak
on "Slip Covers and Draperies."
Coming Events.

"You're Darn Lucky To Be Getting This"

The Daily accords its readers thel
privilege of submitting letters fort
publication in this column. Subject
to space limitations, the general pl-
icy is to publish in the order in which
they are received all letters bearingt
the writer's signature and address.
Letters exceeding 300 words, repeti-1
tious letters and letters of a defama-k
tory character or such letters whicht
for any other reason are not in good
taste will not be published. The
editors reserve the privilege of con-
densing letters. .
syllogis in
To the Editor:
I N LOGIC ONE is taught thatE
there are two types of propa-
ganda; Good and Bad. We will at-
tempt to describe the nature of
propaganda in general and the
aspects of propaganda that de-
termine these values. Propaganda
is the method by which one party,
attempts to ultimately influence
the thoughts and actions of an-
other party in a predetermined
manner. Propaganda is bad when
1. Gives no arguments at all.
2. Gives arguments which have
false remises or faulty logic.
In a guest column printed on
February 18th, the writer at-
tempted to influence the minds of
his readers in a certain manner,
ments? He did imply arguments.
toral, for if it were not, then
there would be more scholarly
works. We can assume that this
propaganda is susceptible to an-
alysis on the basis of the methods
suggested above.
1..Did the writer give argu-
ments? He did imply arguments.
This brings us to the second point.
2. What sort of arguments are
they and what character did they
A. By assuming that there have
never been any acquittals in the
major, "Fascist, Nazi or Commu-
nist" courts, the writer deduces
that the trialsbare nottrials at
all. This may be true as proven
in certain individual cases (the
nazi courts) but, by lumping the
three without explanation or dif-
ferentiation, the writer succeeds
in spreading the emotions of the
readereconcerning one or two in
the group to the entire group. This
is not logic. This is emotional
B. By suggesting that the un-
proven element of "drugs, tor-
ture, forgery, threats and prom-
ises" might be present in some de-
gree, the writer is again resorting
to the emotional impact of words
to carry across a conclusion.
These are only two cases in
which the writer has used illogical
inference and colored wordage to
create the impression of a logical
order. Another inspection by the
reader will reveal many other vi-
lations of form and proof. The
column is undoubtedly a good ex-
ample of "Bad Propaganda."
I have a great deal of respect
for the author as a teacher and a
personality. I hope that these im-
pressions will not be undermined
by any further excursions in
sloppy thought. He is a scholar,
not a journalist. I don't believe
that I have to refer to him by
-Arthur K. Buchbinder.

and experience only second, plays
considered beyond the average
amateur group have been pro-
duced: and with a quality rivaling
that of a professional organizer.
The proposed University of
Michigan Theatre Guild is being
based upon the assumption that
there rests within the student body
a valuable potential interest and
ability, which, up to this time
have not been given sufficient
outlet: which have been handi-
capped by greater and perhaps.
more unnecessary) restrictions
than those of the Guild. Former
experience and a semester or two
of courses in departments con-
cerned with speaking and acting.
although welcome, are by no
means necessary. A sincere wish
to act can produce far greater
performances than can the sheer
power of education.
The attempt to turn that wish
into words and actions will be our
primary objective. Next, to com-
plete the demdcratic objective, the
student body will be given the
chance to submit to the Guild
their nominations of plays to be
produced. Each person interested
will submit two nominations, one
for a regular, and one for a Shake-
spearean play. From these nomi-
nations two preference lists will
be drawn up and published, and
most of the works presented will
be taken from these lists.
Mr. Felheim of the English de-
partment has generously consent-
ed to be our sponsor. And we have
awarded dates for the use of Pat-
tengill auditorium.
Concerning internal organiza-
tion, the Guild has been divided
into nine divisions. These have
been designed to offer to the in-
dividual student an outlet for one
or more of the interests and abil-
ities connected with play produc-
tion which he or she may possess.
The divisions and these people re-
sponsible for their organization,
are as follows:
1. Scenery design -- James E.
2. Stage crews-James Sprague.
3. Advertising-Robert Carr.
4. Associated music for play pro-
duction-Barbara Kelso.
5. Secretarial staff-Neil Beach.
6. Costuming and makeup-no
7. Treasurer's staff-Leon Hinz.
8. Potential actors and actresses
-Mark Harris.
9. Related instruction-no as-
All those interested are invited
to attend the organizational meet-
ing to be held on Thursday, Feb-
ruary 24 in the League (room to
be posted) at 7:00 p.m. Please
bring certificates of eligibility.
-Mark L. Harris, Jr.

Letters to the Editor..


Political Science Romnd Table:
7:30 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 14, West
Conference Room, Rackham Bldg.
All Political Science graduate stu-
dents are expected to attend;
wives are invited.
Play: Scenes from Goethe's
Faust (the tragedy of-Gretchen),
presented by the Department of
Germanic Languages and Litera-
tures and the Deutscher Verein, in
commemoration of the 200th inni-
versary of the birth of Goethe. 8
p.m., Sat., Feb. 26, Lydia Mende'1-
sohn Theatre. Tickets on sale Feb.
24-2-5 p.m., at Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre box office, and 2-8 p.m.,
Feb. 26.
Delta Sigma Pi, Professional
business administration frater-
nity: Business meeting and For-
mal Pledging, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.,
Chapter House, 1212 Hill.
Institute of The Aeronautical
Sciences: Speaker: Dr. Nichols.
Topic: Explanation and Demon-
stration of the Analog Computer,
7:30 p.m., Wed., Feb. 23, Rm. 1042
E. Engineering Bldg. Open meet-
U. of M. Radio Club: Meeting,
7:30 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 24, 1084 E.
Engineering Bldg. Business meet-
ing and issuing of membership
cards for spring term.
Flying Club: Meeting, Feb. 23,
Rm. 1047 E. Engineering Bldg.
Ullr Ski Club: Meeting, 7:30

Theatre Guild

To the Editor:
THE IDEA OF A democratic
theatre guild for the presen-
tation of the great plays has be-
come an increasingly popular and
proven one. Requiring a sincere
interest first, and ability, training
Michigan Union. Movie on Yose-
Modern Poetry Club: Wed., 7:30
p.m., Cave Room, Michigan
League.. Discussion: A Defense of
Modern Poetry.
I.Z.F.A.: Song and dance group
will meet Wed., Feb. 23, 7:45 p.m.,
Michigan League. Everybody wel-
Westminster Guild, of the First
Presbyterian Church: Wed. after-
noon tea party, Feb. 23, 4 to 6
p.m., Russel parlor.
Women of the University Fac-
ulty: Tea, Wed., Feb. 23, 4 to 6
p.m., Club room, Room D, Michi-
gan League.
U. of M. Dames Child Study
Group: Meet at the home of Mrs.
Warren Chase, 8 p.m., Wed., Feb.
23, 500 Huntington Drive, Mr.
Richard Hurley, Assistant Profes-
sor in the Dept. of Library Sci-
ence will discuss children's books.
Mrs. Gilkeson, phone 2-2046 willj
handle any transportation prob-

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IT COSTS MONEY to be poor. I spent a
couple of hours the other afternoon with
this family which lives on the fourth floor
of a lower East Side tenement, and the
young (ex-Navy) husband told me, among
other things, that he has to buy ice three
times a week for the old-fashioned ice-box.
It costs 35 cents each time, and a dime
tip for lugging it upstairs, making 45. Well,
if you figure it out, it comes to about $6
a month for ice, whereas the cost of running
an electric refrigerator, which they can't
afford, would be about a dollar a month.
Being poor is expensive. Besides, last week
his wife was ill, and he had to take a week
off from work to care for the baby. If
you're in better circumstances, you don't
lose a week's income when your wife is ill,
but, as I say, being moor costs like crazy.
I talked with this family, and with a
number of ethers, out of a feeling, perhaps
a vague one, that we Americans haven't
looked at each other since before the

to be all right. But when I saw her, on a
Wednesday evening, she had a dollar to
carry her to the weekend.
She wasn't unhappy; in fact, when I
talked with her, she seemed rather cheerful.
This is no kid who is ready to pose for a
poster about dejected humanity, or anything
like that. But she lives in a basement apart-
ment, one room, kitchenette and bath, and
it costs $65 a month.
I asked her what she would do if any
emergency expenditure became necessary,
thinking of doctors and dentists and so on.
She said: "That's just what happened yes-
terday. The bulb in my floor lamp blew
out, and I had to spend 67 cents for a new
one. It knocked my budget out for the
She does spend $3 a month to help sup-
port a French war orphan, which is per-
baps improvident of her. But if you can't
do that, who are you and what's it all
about, and again, somebody else will have
to tell her that is wrong, because I won't
.1.ri ;f

Undergraduate Physics Club:
Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Russian Tea-
room, League.
Merchant Marine Veterans: Or-
ganizational meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Rm. 3-D, Michigan Union. All
Sigma Rho Tau Smoker. The
Engineering Speech Society pre-
sents its annual Smoker, 7:15
p.m., 3rd Floor, Michigan Union.
Guest speaker: I. C. Crawford,
dean of engineering school. Topic:
"The Educational Object of the

Engineer." All engineers welcome. p.m., Wed.. Feb:'23, Rm. 3RS,


Does Gus really have a frog in his throat?J

Could it be that ! hove
finally isolated the Ranai

I must keep a close watch
a n this elusive creature,

The hospital doesn't
have a fluoroscope,

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