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D ESPITE THE FACT that most campus
wheels developed flat tires over the
weekend, the National Student Association
Michigan Regional Convention arrived at
solutions for many student problems.
Twenty out of a possible hundred Student
Legislature members and candidates were
present while NSAyers picked out the prob-
lems the student leader finds when he faces
students, administrators and faculty men.
To sum up the conclusions reached by
the delegates from a dozen Michigan cam-
puses would be impossible within the con-
fines of an editorial. However, we can
sketch in a few ideas which were brought
out and which would be valuable on this
A rating sheet to be attached to election
ballots was suggested. Students would an-
swer such questions as: "Do you think Stu-
dent Legislature should do' (this) (that)
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

(something else)?" "What is the purpose
of SL?" Tabulations would provide legis-
lators with a direct mandate on which to
base their work over the coming semester.
It is certainly not too late to provide such
a rating sheet for the April 19-20 elections.
"To bridge the gap between student and
faculty," NSA suggested that faculty mem-
bers who sponsor student activities should
actually make themselves participants-but
warned that students must take the initia-
tive in improving the relationship.
To improve the quality and number of
active student leaders, they also suggested
an apprenticeship training period for po-
tential leaders and special courses in stu-
dent government taught as a regular part
of the college curriculum.
These and other ideas were the product
of three days discussion and a combined
total of experience in campus activities
that runs into decades. Copies of the
entire set of recommendations will be
available at the next Student Legislature
If campus wheels have their tires pumped
up by then, the report should be worth in-
-Craig H1. Wilson.

YR Split



T HE CONCERT of the Chicago Symphony Brahms, though he lived in a completely
Orchestra with Fritz Busch as guest Romantic period of literature and music,
conductor, brought to a close last Sunday held up the forms of classic music as his
night the seventieth annual Choral Union mentors and constantly struggled against
Series. Dr. Busch conducted a program of himself in fear of having his music be-
Verdi, Haydn, Brahms, and Beethoven be- come too personal; if one finds, for ex-
fore a somewhat less than capacity house ample, sadness in Brahms' music he
which made up for a lack of numbers by wished it to be a universal not a personal
enthusiastic applause. one. This is a fundamental concept which
must be held in mind for the proper
Dr. Busch was able to extract a certain interpretation of Brahms' works. Dr.
brilliance from the orchestra in the Over- Busch's reading of the variations gave
ture to Luisa Miller, by Verdi. Perhaps this listener the feeling that less inter-
flashiness is all that he wished for to polation plus a less personal and thereby
start this program but your reviewer ques- correct reading of the score would have
tions the musical value of the overture given a much more justifiable hearing.
which Verdi probably never intended for The Haydn and Beethoven symphonies
concert use. It puts one in the mood for came off rather well. The orchestra ex-
the theatre as a melodramatic curtain hibited a balance of sound and cleanness
raiser; certainly not in the frame of mind' of execution within its disparate sections.
for the Haydn which followed. The audi- More accurate precision of attack and a
ence did not agree with me however, and purer tone especially in the second violins
required bows from Dr. Busch and the and violas would have improved the per-
orchestra for this dubious bit of drama- formance. A certain edginess of tone was
tics. also, noticed in the first violins. But gen-
erally one overlooks these ever present
Three aspects of classical treatment were technical difficulties when presented with
represented in the rest of the program. The the musical spirit of the last movements
symphony in G major 92 (Oxford) by of the Haydn and Beethoven. In these two
Haydn, the symphony in D major 2 by movements the orchestra came forth with
Beethoven, apd the Variations on St. An- colors flying-Dr. Busch wtih arms waving.
ton's Chorale (which was attributed to If to some of us Dr. Busch's conducting is
Haydn) by Brahms, are all manifestations somewhat spectacular it none the less pro-
of classic or balanced design. The Haydn duced spirited results: from the orchestra a
ani Beethoven symplionies' need no justiff- lively response and from the obviously
cation of this premise but to some the pleased audience prolonged applause.
Brahms does. Arthur Kennett.

THE CURRENT nation-wide chasm in the
ranks of the Republican party will be
brought into sharp focus at the election
meeting of the campus Young Republicans
On the surface, the issue seems to be a re-
election because of a constitutional Viola-
tion in the elections held earlier in the
Actually, however, the fight is a heated
contest between the more conservative
law students who had control of the group
since its start a year ago, and the liberal
faction which gained control a little over
a month ago.
And during a short time in office, the
younger liberal element has done much for
the Republican party. They have shown that
the GOP - or at least parts of it - has a
forward moving platform and some pretty
good policies. In fact, to this observer, the
actions of the group provide another indica-
tion of the unrealistic party line division
in this country.
Many of the actions of the young GOP's
have been more "liberal" than one would
expect even from the Democrats.
The fallacies in party lines were most
clearly demonstrated by Wendell Wilkic,
who, although a Republican, was closer
to the liberals in the Democratic party
than to many of his fellow Republicans.
The University Young Republicans Club,
under its new leadership, has been follow-
ing in Wilkie's path. Their active program
in the past few weeks has included spon-
soring the countroversial Eugene Black, a
tart by Regent Alfred Connable, joining the
Committee to End Discrimination, and a
strong stand favoring Civil Rights Legisla-
The "old guard" of the club is naturally
not too happy about this state of affairs.
They intend to do something about it at
tonight's meeting by trying to vote out
the present officers. If they succeed, the
group will probably return to the inactive
passivism which had previously been char-
acteristic of it.
But if the present leaders get the "vote of
confidence" they are seeking, the group
should continue to be a vital force, not only
in the campus political scene, but also in
the state Republican organization.
-Roma Lipsky.
Shadowv Before" d~
WASHINGTON-The simple act of turn-
ing to page 169 of the Congressional
Directory is enough to disclose one of the
really significant political facts of the mo-
ment. Senator Robert A. Taft is up for
reelection in 1950. The directory does not
add that the Senator's opponent will prob-
ably be Ohio's appealing and progressive
Democratic Governor, Frank Lausche, but
this is also worth remembering.
Such coming events usually cast their
shadows before in rather trivial ways.
Senatorial and Congressional fence build-
ing is a homely often inglorious and sel-
dom earth-shaking activity, having mainly
to do with patronage and pork. In this
case, however, the policy of the Eighty-
First Congress and the future of the Re-
publican party are both certain to be in-
timately affected by Senator Taft's oncom-
ing fight to hold his seat.
As for the Eighty-First Congress, it is
dominated by the restoredcoalition of
Southerners and conservative Republicans;
and the coalition is dominated in turn by
Senator Taft, whose superior industry,
strength of character and ability daily in-
crease his hold over his like-minded col-

As -far as foreign policy is concerned
Taft's personal effort in this new Congriss
will be largely a rear guard action-he is
demanding a cut of only $1 billion in the
E.R.P.-unless he gets drawn into the fight
against sending arms to Western Europe,
As usual, his main scene of action will be
domestic policy. And here he feels very
confident that he will be able to pull his
own program through. Fairly thorough mod-
ification, but emphatically no repeal, of the
Taft-Hartley act is the main point on the
program. The Democratic leadership al-
ready privately concedes that Taft has the
votes to win this one.
For the rest, Taft hopes to pass his own
housing act, to secure acceptance of a
moderate plan for aid to education, and
to do something, again rather moderate.
about minimum wages. le is determined'
to ignore completely President Truman's
requests for new taxes and economic con-
Inaccordance with the Taft principle
above stated, this represents no more than
the completion of the job Taft undertook
when the Republicans carried the House and
Senate in 1946. The voters may think the
Eighty-First Congress a little different from
the Eightieth. But where many Senators
would have run hard for cover after the
voting last Novcmber 2. Taft is standing
It is not at all surprising, that Taft should
lead this Congress. What is much more

"Sounds Just Like You Guys Were Calling For Me"
4 t
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(Continued from Page 2) All furniture students are ex-
pected to attend and other stu-
information concerning the sum- dents, particularly those following
mer training program offered by the Wood Technology Curriculum,
the U.S. Marine Corps are now are welcome to attend.
available for freshmen, sophomoreI
and junior men students, and all Sir Harold Spencer Jones, F.R.S.
women undergraduates. Further Astronomer Royal, Greenwich Ob-
details concerning the program servatory, will lecture Wed., March
which leads to a commission in 30, 8 p.m., Rackham Lecture Hall,
the U.S. Marine Corps or the U.S. on the subject, "Is There Life on
Marine Corps Reserve may be ob- Other Worlds"? This lecture, spon-
tained from Capt. R. L. Valente, sored by the Department of As-
USMC, North Hall, NROTC Head- tronomy, is open to the public.


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CONTINUES my commient
Mr. Wellington's editorial,

Occupational Information Con-
ference: Mr. H. B. Cunningham,
S. S. Kresge Co., will discuss their
executive training program; Mr.
D. C. Shirey, Mid-West Sales Man-
ager, Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.,
will discuss opportunities with his
organization - with emphasis on
sales. Wed., March 30. 4:10 p.m.,
231 Angell Hall. All students in-
vited; there will be opportunity for
questions. Sponsored by Univer-
sity Bureau of Appointments.
The Overseas Personnel Office
of the Standard OilsCo. will have
a representative here on Thurs.
and Fri., March 31 and April 1, to
interview students for positions
with their Lago Oil & Transport
Co. in Aruba and the Creole Pe-
troleum Corp. in Venezuela. They
are interested in unmarried sen-
iors expecting degrees in account-
ing, business administration, and
industrial engineering. For ap-
pointments and further informa-
tion, call Ext. 371, or stop in the
office of the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 3528 Admin. Bldg.I
Representatives of the Overseas
Personnel Office, Standard Oil Co.
of N.J., will be at this office on
Thursday and Friday, March 311
and April 1, to interview SINGLE
women teachers between the ages
of 25-35; and who have had two
to five years of experience in the
following fields: Kindergarten-
8th Grade; Music. Spanish; and
English-Social Studies. The only
opening for a man is in Mathe-
matics-Science. For further infor-
mation, call at the Bureau of Ap-
The University of Buffalo an-
nounces a number of teaching fel-

Lecture, auspices of the Depart- I
ment of Fine Arts, Second of three
lectures on "The Buddha in the
Cave" (illustrated). Professor Al-
exander Soper, Bryn Mawr Col-
lege. 4:15 p.m., Tues., March 29,
Kellogg Auditorium.
Lecture, auspices of the Depart-
ment of Fine Arts. Third of three
lecturecs on "The Buddha in the
Cave" (illustrated). Professor Al-
exander Soper, Bryn Mawr Col-
lege. 4:15 p.m., Wed., March 30,
Kellogg Auditorium.
Economics Lecture: Prof. How-
ard S. Ellis, of the University of
California and president of the
American Economic Association,
will speak on "TheEconomist's
Way of Thinking," Tues., March
29. 4:15 p.m., Rackham Amphi-
theatre; auspices of the Depart-
ment of Economics. The public is
Education Lecture Series: "The
Relation of the Beginning Teach-
er to Professional Organizations,"
by Miss Mary Ellen Lewis, former
President of the Michigan Educa-
tion Association. Wed., March 30,
7 p.m., University High School
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Herb-
ert Henry Meyer, Psychology; the-
sis: "A Study of Certain Factors
Related to Quality of Work-Group
Leadership," 3:15 p.m., Wed.,
March 30, East Council Room,
Rackham Bldg. Chairman, N. R. F.
University Choir (Ensemble 50)
will not meet today, but will re-
sume meetings Wed.,.March 30.

Letters to the Editor-

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 signatureand address.
Letters exceeding 300 words, repeti-
tious letters and letters of a defama-
tory characteror 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.
Rent Control
To the Editor:

otherwise there would not have
been such a steady drift toward
it in such countries as England
--and the United States. In view
o1 the gross intellectual dishon-
esty, ignorance and indifferent
selfishness that pervade Mr. Well-
ington's editorial, it is not likely
that the source of this opinion
\will lend it much weight.
I must admit that Mr. Welling-
ton is eminently correct in his
apprehension that his opinion on
rent control may be considered
"the claim of a dyed-in-the-wool
reactionary-." He is right: it is. I
would suggest. in a mild, compas-
sionate tone, that he find some-

It is not true that, as he says.
"the only way to increase our'
supply of rental property is to
make it an attractive field for
venture capital." There is always
public housing. True, this is a stepl
toward socialism but are we to be
horrified by that at this late date.
when we have been moving to-
ward socialism steadily and demo-
cratically for sixty or seventy
years? And does Mr. Wellington
really think, as he clearly implies.:
that the mere absence of controls
would result in the rapid allevia-
tion of the housing shortage? This
is cut from the same cloth as
the call to arms against OPA in
1945-"discard controls and good
old free enterprise will bring
prices down fast." We all know
how that has worked.
As for the phrase "socialism
and its infinite ills," that is an
opinion like any other. Socialism
can hardly be so evil as all that:
March 30. Hill Auditorium. Pro-
gram: Stravinsky's Divertimento
from "Le Baiser de la Fee," andI
Mahler's "Song of the Earth."I
Open to the public without charge.
Student Recital: Melvin Bern-'
stein, pianist, will present a re-
cital in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for themdegree of
Master of Music, at 8 p.m., Tues.,
March 29, Rackham Assembly
Hall. Mr. Bernstein is a pupil of
Joseph Brinkman. Compositions
by Godowsky, Mozart, Chopin,
Bach, Skryabin. The public is in-
Events Today
NSA Committee: Meeting, 4
p.m., Rm. 3D, Michigan Union,
A.S.M.E.:Banquet, 6:30 p.m.,
Komo Katering, 834 Green St.
Guest speaker: G. F. Rodewig,
head of experimental research at
General Motors Corp.
Undergraduate Physics Club:
Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 2038 Randall.
Professor Copeland of the Mathe-
matics Dept. will speak on "The
Model of an Electronic Brain."
IFC Glee Club: Meeting, 7:30 to
8:30 p.m. Rm. 3G, Michigan Un-
ion. Bring your borrowed music.

one to give him an intensive
course in 'Intellectual Honesty in
the Discovery and Interpretation
of Facts" or "How Not To Be a
-Darnell Roaten.
To the Editor:
I AM FORCED to apologize for
Mr. Manuel Guerra's erroneous
representation of what he calls
"liberal Catholicism." He is sow-
ing the seeds of a schism which
conceivably might some day fruc-
tify, but undoubtedly would later
His views should be construed
entirely as his own and not those
of the Catholic Church. Among
other things, Mr. Guerra, a Cath-
olic' does not despise Communists
nor does lie take oaths against
them with the sanction of the
Church. but a Catholic does de-
spise atheistic Communism. In
this regard he is allied with the
Pope, and with all God-loving
Jews and Protestants and Cath-
olics throughout the world.
-Ted Papes.
To the Editor:
"CLEAN UP WEEK" this spring
can be made to serve a noble
cause. Rather than juggling rub-
bish and sweeping alleys, let us
devote ourselves to sending Mr.
Yellin "back to Russia." To help
a malcontent to a better life in
the promised land is a most
worthy undertaking.
A crusade is well under way al-
ready. Mr. Richard Schults ad-
mirably cut Mr. Yellin to pieces
in his letter some two weeks ago,
and the shipping committee un-
der Messrs. Daykin or McMahon
for both) have 39 members will-
ing to defray packaging costs.
So let us keep this project hot.
If Mr. Yellin will not despair, but
keep his hopes high, I -think he
has a good opportunity of being
hustled off with kindly assistance
and joyous farewells Z
-R. E. Zwickey.

ITHINK WE HAVE TO assume that there
is going to be a quieter period, sometime,
in relations between the United States and
Russia. The only other possible assumption
is that there is going to be war, and nobody
except the most far-gone professionals of
controversy really believes that either side
wants to fight.
If there is not going to be war, there
must, soon or late, be a subsidence of
Current Movi*es
At the State.

MEXICAN hAYRIDE, sans hay,
straw, sans laughs, sans everything.


ONLY THE FACT that The Daily pays by
the word makes this review as long as it
It is just possible that some of us may
have noticed the sun has been shining the
last few days in Ann Arbor. The sun has
been shining, the birds have been singing,
the bees have been buzzing, and the weath-
er has been altogether lovely.
Consequently, fewer and fewer people are
attending the local movie houses when they
want entertainment. This may be the reason
for that strange sense of loneliness I felt
at the State yesterday. One the other hand,
it may have been that they were showing
the 81st and dullest of all Abbott and Cos-
tello movies.
After a while, to break the awful ten-
sion, I giggled a few times to indicate that
I hadn't heard that particular pun pulled
with quite the same facial expression in
any previous A&C picture. I will say the
gentlemen have added. a spectacular new
twist in this feature. This time, Costello
speaks his lines-surely you remember
Costello's lines?-in somebody's else's un-
derwear. Hilarious.

passion from its present peaks. The cur-
rent level of insult by both sides, which
has reached an index number of 396 (if
we take 1938 as a base, or normal insult
year, equalling 100) cannot be maintained
much longer without walking right up to
the edge of hostilities. I think both sides
are going to avoid this, and that there-
fore the output of vituperation must, at
some as yet unspecific point, begin to de-
It seems to me the immediate task of
statesmanship is to bring that point nearer.
I don't see how the cold war can be called
off, and therefore the only thing to do with
it is to turn it into a deep freeze. If we
can't solve it, we can at least try to put
it on ice, and.keep it there. If it's not going
to be really war, which nobody wants, then
let it be really cold.
The cold war could be chilled a good deal
further if, say, the Russians were to lift
the Berlin blockade and if, say, we were to
make it clear that we want no bases in
Scandinavia, and do not propose to acquire
any. These moves could be considered, not
as steps toward a settlement, but as steps
toward a way of living at a somewhat lower
abuse level (say an index of 175) and with-
out war.
THIS IS THE logical time for a freezing
process. It is becoming plain, and will
become plainer before the year is out, that
some of the theoretical expectations of both
sides are doomed to disappointment. We
have not had the depression the Russians
confidently expected we would have by
now. And they are one of the reasons we
have not had it. It is very difficult to have
a depression along with an arms program,
and an aid-to-Europe program. Russia's
expectation that our resistance to her ex-
pansion would be weakened by a sudden de-
pression simply cannot be fulfilled.
Nor has there been an obvious Russian
economic bogdown. The Russian system
seems, in an extraordinary degree, to re-
quire exhortatioin and moral pressure ini

lowships in Economics, Statistics. -
Accounting, and other fields, for Bacteriology Seminar: Thurs.,
the year 1949-50. For further in- March 31, 8:30 a.m., 1520 E. Madi-
formation, call at the Bureau of cal Bldg. Speaker: Miles E. Hench;
Appointments. Subject: "Autotrophy as illustrat-
ed by Thiobacillus thiooxidans."
The US Civil Service Commis-
sion, announces an examination Mathematics Colloquium: Tues.,
for Elementary, Secondary and March 29, 4 p.m.. 3201 Angell Hall.
Vocational teachers for duty in the Dr. William Scott will speak on
Bureau of Indian Affairs. For fur-. 'Means in Groups."

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Wolverine Club Flash Card
Committee: Meeting, 8 p.m., Mich-
igan Union.
Sigma Rho Tau Stump Speak-
er's Society: Meeting 7 p.m., 2084
Engineering Bldg. Program: Pre-
liminaries for the Hall of Fame
Contest, Exchange Speeches, also
the Detroit Inst. of Tech. debate
team will be present.
Quarterdeck Society: Meeting
7:30 p.m., Room 3D, Michigan Un-
ADA. Meeting for members, 4:15
p.m., Russian Tea Room, Michi-
gan League.
Club Europa: Meeting 8:30 p.m.,
International Center. All members
please attend.
I.Z.F.A.: Intermediate Study
Group. 7:45 p.m., Michigan Union.
Polonia Club: Meeting, 7:30
p.m., International Center. Plans
for I.S.A. dance.
Canterbury Club: 7:30 p.m.,
Seminar on "The Meaning of the
Christian Faith"; topic, "The Epis-
copal Doctrine of the Church."
U. of M. Young Republican
Club: 7:30 p.m., Cave Room, Mich-I
igan League. Election Meeting -
all members urged to be present.
Round Table discussion: "Is the
North Atlantic Pact a Move for
Peace"? Speakers: Dr. George
Peek, Department of Political Sci-
ence, and Mr. David Leonard, De-
partment of History. 7:30 p.m.,
(Continued on Page 6)

ther information, call at the Bu- j
reau of Appointments.

Physical - Inorganic Chemistry
Seminar: 4:10 p.m., Thurs., March
31, 1300 Chemistry Bldg. Prof. M.
L. Wiedenbeck, "Coincidence

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sented Thursday at 8:30 p.m. in
Hill Auditorium as the final num- Political Science 52 Hour Exam-
ber on the 1948-49 Lecture Course. ination Wed., March 30, 10 a.m.
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Season patrons are advised that Abbott's and Mr. Bretton's sec-
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Lure will admit.
Mrs. Bertha Frayer, Visiting lec- Concerts
turer in textiles. College of Archi- The University Symphony Or-
tecture and Design, will talk on chestra, Wayne Dunlap, Conduc-
"WOOD AND TEXTILES," March tor, with Harold Haugh, tenor, and
30, 7:30 p.m., East Lecture Room, AIrlene Sollenberger, contralto, so-
Rackham Bldg. loists, will be heard at 8 p.m., Wed.,


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