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W *. M R SP 14

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Responsible Students

T WAS WITH A REAL sense of pride that
the Student Legislature's delegates par-
ticipated in the Centennial Symposium on
Student Government at Wisconsin last week
-a sense of pride because it was apparent
that Michigan stands head and shoulders
above most other universities in various
phases of Student Government.
Particularly striking was the fact that
the University administration has placed
more responsibility on students than many
other university administrations have.
While most schools have joint student-
faculty committees similar to the Student
Affairs Committee, ours is one of the few
on which there are more students than
faculty and administration members.
Similarly, many schools do not have Judi-
ciary committees with power to rule over
certain infractions of university regulations
and in some cases colleges have thought it
necessary to have a faculty advisor on the
student governing body itself.
It was also apparent, however, that
many student governments have not ac-
cepted the responsibility given them in
the spirit that University students have.
Many seem characterized by a lack of or-
ganization and centralization with some-
what autonomous divisions handling their
own sphere of activities independently of
the central government and in some cases,
at odds with the administration.
Through a mutual sharing of responsi-
bility and a sincere effort to act in the best
efforts of the entire campus our student
government should be able to work in close
harmony with the University administra-
tion and faculty. The Student Legislature,
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
nd represent the views of the writers only.

along with the Men's and Women's Judiciary
Committees so far have proven that they
are capable of living up to the responsibil-
ities which have been placed upon them.
As long as these groups continue to show
this deep sense of responsibility there is no
reason why they should not be given more
and more authority. Students, for instance,
should be given at least some voice on the
University Lecture Committee which plays
such a key part in the life of the campus.
Again, it seems reasonable that students
should have some representation on the
Committee on Student Conduct since it deals
specifically in student affairs.
-Jim Brown.
Socialist Leader
NORMAN THOMAS, long time leader of
the Socialist Party in America, arrives
in Ann Arbor for a two-day stopover today.
A veteran in the political arena, Mr.
Thomas has gained respect of people of all
political complexions for his honesty, in-
tegrity, and intelligence.
The newly-formed Democratic Socialist
club deserves highest praise for making his
trip possible. A small group with an even
smaller treasury, they have put long hours
and hard work into outlining a program
which should enable a substantial portion of
the student body to meet or hear Thomas
during his stay here.
A dinner, a lecture, and a Lane Hall
sponsored reception are planned for to-
day. Tomorrow, Thomas will lead, dis-
cussion in classes in the political science
and sociology departments, and will be
interviewed on a radio program later in
the day.
Thomas, famed for his sparkling oratory,
is a most welcome addition to the Univer-
sity's guest register.
-Roma Lipsky.

(41n ted
ONE SUBJECT on which unanimous agree-
ment can be found among international
leaders is the destructive effect of the press
on attempts to promote cooperation among
nations. All that the press (a term used
in its broad sense to include all forms o
news reporting) is interested in. they chin,
is blowing up dissension to sensational pro-
portions, ignoring areas of agreement.
Even when compromises and settle-
ments are reported it is done in a bellig-
erent spirit. We do not hear of a "vic-
tory for international cooperation" but of
an "American or a Russian victory." This,
of course, leads the other parties involved
to feel that they have been had and does
nothing to make negotiations easier the
next time.
Even worse is the national persecution
complex which the press is fostering. "No one
is going to put anything over on us" it cries
and goes around looking for insults and
snubs where none exist. A vivid example of
this is given in the news reels shown at local
theatres this weekend, both of which in-
cluded a report on the return of the "Mil-
waukee," a ship loaned to Russia dui ing the
war, to the United States.
One reported the event from the -ngle
that "Russian sailors were rushed from
the ship to keep them from saluting the
American flag. Another picture showed
the American and Russian captains ex-
changing papers with the comment that
they exchanged "strictly formal" salutes.
(The obvious implication-don't worry,
we weren't nice about it either.")
"The other company used the same pic-
tures but a less hysterical commentary which
simply described the return of the ship. The
difference in the effect on the audience is
obvious. In one case there was a factual
report of an incident in the relations be-
tween two nations, in the other insinuations
that can only add unnecessarily to anti-
Russian prejudices.
This does not imply that the press should
go to the other extreme and ignore conflicts.
They are news and it is important that the
public know what is going on. But certainly
the press has a duty to report the good as
well as the bad and should feel some respon-
sibility for encouraging a public state of
mind that aggravates disagreements with-
out cause. Russia, who it might be helpful
to remember was our ally only recently, re-
turned a ship she had borrowed from the
United States. Why try to make it any
bigger than that?
-Allegra Pasqualetti.

Sailor Beware

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 arereceived 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.
* * *
Public Spirit
To the Editor:
students, faculty and admin-
istration-are to be sincerely con-
gratulated on their fine public
spirit. On March 22, I made an
appeal for blood donors for a Chi-
nese student who is ill in Univer-
sity Hospital. Within a day four-
teen persons registered to give
their blood for the purpose. They


KnockouDt Blow

THE IDEAL of academic and intellectual
freedom, weak and staggering from a
series of rabbit punches, has been dealt a
knockout blow in Texas.
The Texas Senate unanimously passed
a law instructing state college presidents
to "investigate and, expel" students and
faculty members found to be Communists.
The measure, which had previously passed
the House, was not even debated by the
august Isenators.
Undoubtedly the legislators acted from the
purest motives, wishing only to protect the
minds of American college students from
pollution. One can almost picture the
thought processes at work in the mind of a
Texas Senator as he prepared to lift his voice
In support of the bill.
"Let's see now . . . the prime aim of a
follege education it to % en' views .
no, that can't be it. Increase critical fac-
ulties so that people who attend college will
have a firmer basis for forming opinions?
Certainly not."
And then the bright light of compre-
hension breaks on our Senator's face as
his mind finds the formula it's looking for.

"A college education should inculcate the
American Way of Life. Ergo we must re-
move all obstacles to this process." This
is the sort of one-rotten-apple-spoils-the-
whole-barrel thinking which leads inevi-
tably to ousting students from college for
holding political opinions differing from
"The American Way of Life."
Texas legislators are suffering from a sad
misconception of the functions of educa-
tion. Higher education should equip the stu-
dent fortunate enough to obtain it with
standards which enable him to evaluate ex-
periences and contacts with new ideas. The
more new experiences and philosophies de-
nied a student, the less chance he will have
to gain a realistic view.
No one, college students included, can
be:convinced of the superiority of the demo-
cratic way of life by seeing democratic proc-
esses perverted. It's up to Texas lawmakers
to learn something about basic human psy-
chology, and then repeal this law which
is Undemocratic to the point of being fas-
-Fredrica Winters.


First Big, Test

WASHINGTON-Dean G. Acheson is about
to meet his first test as Secretary of
State representing this country on the very
highest level of international negotiation.
Ernest Bevin and Robert Schuman are offi-
cially coming to Washington for the formal
unveiling of the Atlantic Pact. But while the
British and French Foreign Ministers' are
here, Acheson will also try to get agreement
on the German problem. This will be his
first test, and, it must be added, none could
be more difficult.
During the last year, while nobody
worried and everybody squabbled, the Ger-
man problem has been allowed to become
shockingly acute. Britain, France and the
United States agreed at London over
twelve months ago to create a West Ger-
man government, and to merge their zones
of German occupation. Since then, how-
ever, nothing has been done to carry out
the London agreement, or to find some
other way to liquidate the increasingly
pernicious system of direct military gov-
ernment of Germany.
Within Germany, the political effects of
this Allied aimlessness are already grave.
They will shortly become disastrous if the
dissension continues. Acheson has got to
achieve some sort of practial solution. Yet
he has almost all the cards stacked against
him in the effort now ahead of him.
To begin at the beginning, the American
policy makers were far from agreed, until
the last, hair's breadth moment, just what
the German solution ought to be. Mr. Ache-
son himself had not followed German policy
closely before he took office. He was influ-
enced by the barrage of propaganda against
General Lucius D. Clay. And he was even
inclined to regard the whole plan of a
West German government as a sort of brass
hat fantasy. The State Department planning
staff was also having a period of acute doubt

edness, Acheson now seems to have won
through to the heart of the matter. He
will not go into the meeting as completely
briefed as he might be, but he has a
lawyer's talent for absorbing a problem
quickly. And he will at least have a fully
agreed policy paper in his pocket.
The finishing touches were given to this
paper when State Department planner
George Kennan returned from studying the
situation on the spot, in Berlin. The aims
are now, very briefly, to set up the West
German government and merge the three
Western zones, as agreed at London; and
further, to provide that this new Western
Germany may later become an integral part
of a united Europe. The American program
at least is sensible.
But Bevin and Schuman must approve the
American program. For his part, it was
only on the ocean that Foreign Secretary
Bevin promised to stay over in Washington
long enough to discuss Germany more than
casually. He is not as yet accompanied by
the technical experts without whom the
British never really reach major decisions.
As for Foreign Minister Schuman, he is
certainly the most sensible of all French
leaders on the German problem. His hand
has been greatly strengthened by the re-
cent French elections, with their resound-
ing centrist victory. This victory will also
nullify the most persuasive of all the
French arguments against practical meas-
ures in Germany, which has always been
the rather ghoulish chant, "DeGaulle (or
the Communists) will get us if you don't
watch out." The fact that Schuman wants
action is attested by his intention to stay
here much longer than Bevin. Yet getting
the French to carry out the London agree-
ment in earnest will still be worse than
pulling teeth.
To complete the list of complications, the
experts think the Soviets are gettink ready

A HANDFUL OF anxious listeners, who
were gathered at Pattengill Auditorium
last night, saw and heard a great band
fight a battle against tremendous odds. The
Dizzy Gillespie band came to play a concert
for the people of Ann Arbor but was forced
to leave early due to some unfortunate cir-
The band was tired, having been on
tour for the past few months; the p.a.
system was terrible; Dizzy wasn't feeling
well and the crowd was too small to
demand much response from the musi-
cians. In spite of these unfavorable con-
ditions, the Gillespie outfit was able to
put on a fine show, mixing.vaudeville
with good music.
The small but appreciative audience en-
joyed Dizzy's antics while he was directing
the band, and though good musical taste
was occasionally sacrificed for humor, Dizzy
and company gave an exhibition of their
ability to produce some new musical sounds.
Johnny Hartman, the featured vocalist, has
a smooth style that should go over in a big
way with the record collectors when some
of his new sides are released. Dizzy and
Joe Carroll exchanged bebop scat ideas dur-
ing two numbers. Joe pretended that he
was a saxophone, and the resemblance was
astonishing. Although the show may have
been a financial fiasco, Dizzy Gillespie was
able to show why his band is one of the
biggest influences in the world of popular
music today.
-John Osmundsen
[Looking Back
The largest and most complete line of
Spring Suiting and Pantings in the city.
That's what one local haberdasher had to
offer-suits, from $14 to $40; pants, $3.75 to
Happy rumors were flying in Ann Arbor
that the Michigan College of Mines (MCM
&T) at Houghton would be, moved to the
University as a part of the engineering
school. Officials argued that the little col-
lege in the Upper Peninsula has only 100
students and is asking $170,000 in appro-
priations, whereas the University is only
getting $180,000.

(Continued from Page 2)
Faculty of the College of Liter-
ature, Science, and the Arts:
There will be no Faculty Meeting
in April. The next meeting will be
held May 2.
Hayward Keniston
Automobile Regulations, Spring
The automobile regulations will
be lifted for all students from noon
on Fri., April 1, until 8 a.m., April
Students, College of Engineering:
The final day for DROPPING
will be Sat., April 2. A course may
be dropped only with the permis-
sion of the classifier after confer-
ence with the instructor.
Students, College of Engineering:I
The final day for REMOVAL OF
INCOMPLETES will be Sat., April
1. Petitions for extension of time
must be on file in the Secretary's
Office on or before Sat., April 1.
Platoon Leaders Class, Marine
Corps Reserve: Applications and
information concerning the sum-
mer training program offered by
the U.S. Marine Corps are now
available for freshmen, sophomore
and junior men students, and all
women undergraduates. Further
details concerning the program
which leads to a commission in
the U.S. Marine Corps or the U.S.
Marine Corps Reserve may be ob-
tained from Capt. R. L. Valente,
USMC, North Hall, NROTC Head-
The University of Buffalo an-
nounces a number of teaching fel-
lowships in Economics, Statistics,
Accounting, and other fields, for
the year 1949-50. For further in-
formation, call at the Bureau of
Representatives of the Overseas
Personnel Office, Standard Oil Co.
of N.J., will be at this office on
Thursday and Friday, March 31
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 US Civil Service Commis-
sion, announces an examination
for Elementary, Secondary and
Vocational teachers for duty in the
Bureau of Indian Affairs. For fur-
ther information, call at the Bu-
reau of Appointments.
Clifton Fadiman, noted critic
and radio personality, will be pre-
sented tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. in
Hill Auditorium as the final num-
ber on the 1948-49 Lecture Course.
Tickets on sale today, 10 a.m., au-
ditorium box office. Season pa-
trons are advised the Rebecca
West tickets will admit holders to
the Fadiman lecture.
Lecture, auspices of the Depart-
ment of Fine Arts. Third of three
lectures on "The Buddha in the
Cave" (illustrated). Professor Al-

exander Soper, Bryn Mawr Col-
lege. 4:15 p.m., Wed., March 30,
Kellogg Auditorium.
Mrs. Bertha Frayer, Visiting lec-
turer in textiles, College of Archi-
tecture and Design, will talk on
30, 7:30 p.m., East Lecture Room,
Rackham Bldg.
All furniture students are ex-
pected to attend and other stu-
dents, particularly those following
the Wood Technology Curriculum,
are welcome.
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.
The University Symphony Or-
chestra, Wayne Dunlap, Conduc-
tor, with Harold Haugh, tenor, and
Arlene Sollenberger, contralto, so-
loists, will be heard at 8 p.m., Wed.,
March 30, Hill Auditorium. Pro-
gram: Stravinsky's Divertimento
from "Le Baiser de la Fee," and
Mahler's "Song of the Earth."
Open to the public without charge.
Student Recital Concelled: The
recital by Gloria Gonan, mezzo-
soprano, previously announced for
Thurs., March 31, Hussey Room,
Michigan League, has been post-
poned until Sunday evening, May
Organ Recital: George Wm.
Volkel, Organist and Choirmaster
of All Angels' Church, New York
City, will present a program at
4:15 p.m., Thurs., March 31, Hill
Auditorium. Compositions by Gig-
out, Couperin, Handel, Brahms,
Bach, Widor, Vierne and Franck.
The public is invited.
Events Today
All freshmen women are request-
ed to attend a mass meeting, 5
p.m., Michigan League Ballroom.
House Directors' Institute: Final
meeting for staff members in
Women's Residence Halls, League
Houses and Sororities, 9:30 to
11:30 a.m., Michigan League. Sub-
ject: "Attitudes in Counseling."
Lois L. Waterman, Director of
Student Personnel, East Grand
Rapids High School.
Union Opera, Froggy Bottom,
cast and staff only, meeting 7
p.m. Finance report, play back of
entire show, recordings, photo-
graphs, discuss possibilities of per-
manent organization.
Delta Sigma Pi, Professional
business administration fraterni-
ty: Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Chapter
House, 1212 Hill.
Graduate Student Council:
Meeting, 7:30 p.m. West Lecture
Hall, Rackham Bldg.

Institute of the Aeronautical
Sciences: 7:30 p.m., 1500 E. Engi-
neering Bldg. Presentation of
I.A.S. competition papers and
plans for spring picnic. All mem-
bers are asked to attend.
Modern Poetry Club: 7:30 p.m.,
3231 Angell Hall, Prof. Greenhut
will lead a discussion of the poetry
of E. E. Cummings.
Flying Club: Open meeting, 7:30
p.m., 1042 E. Engineering Bldg.
Board meeting, 7 p.m.
U. of M. Sailing Club: Shore
school, 7 p.m., 311 W. Engineering
U. of M. Theater Guild: Try-
outs for Maxwell Anderson's "Win-
terset," 8 p.m., Cave room, Michi-
gan League.
Women of the University Facul-
ty: Tea 4-6 p.m., Room D, Michi-
gan League. There will not be a tea
on April 6.
Westminster Guild: Informal
tea and talk, 4 to 6 p.m., Russel
parlor, church building.
Canterbury Club: 7:15 a.m., Holy
Communion followed by Student
Roger Williams Guild: Weekly
"chat" and tea, 4:30-6 p.m., Guild
Michigan Christian Fellowship:
Bible Study, Book of Acts, Chapter
VII, 7:30 p.m. Upper Room, Lane
I.Z.F.A.: Beginning Study group,
7:45 p.m., Michigan Union.
IIILLEL UJA Central Commit-
tee: Meeting, 4:15 p.m., Michigan
Union, for all members and other
interested students.
Coming Events
Sigma Gamma Epsilon invites
all members of the Geology De-
partment to 16mm Kodachrome
movies on Newfoundland Field
Parties, 1948. Presented by Dr. A.
K. Snelgrove, head of the Depart-
merit of Geological Sciences, Mich-
igan College of Mining Technol-
ogy, 12:15 p.m., Thurs., March 31,
2054 Natural Science Bldg.
Actuarial Students: Visit to the
State Department of. Insurance
and Banking, Thurs., March 31.
Leave Ann Arbor, 8 a.m. from in
front of Angell Hall; return 3-4
p.m. Transportation will be pro-
vided round trip, $.65 per person.
Sign up in Mathematics Office by
Wednesday morning, March 30.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society:
Sign up in Mathematics Office by
principals for "Patience." 7 p.m.,
Thurs., March 31, Michigan
Arts Chorale: Meeting, 7 p.m.,
Thurs., March 21, 506 Burton Me-
morial Tower.
Tennis Ball Entertainment
Committee: Meeting, 4 p.m.,
Thurs., March 29, League Soda
Bar. Bring eligibility card.
International Center weekly tea
for all foreign students and Ameri-
can friends, 4:30-6 p.m., Thurs.,
March 31, International Center.

included a professor, a member of
the administration, at least two
girls of the secretarial staff and
the rest students, both men and
Thenlong tradition of coopera-
tion with our student guests from
abroad has again been upheld with
this excellent demonstration of
campus appreciation of the old
Biblical injunction "But the
stranger that dwellest with you
shall be unto you as one born
among you and thou shalt love
him as thyself."
-Albert B. Klinger.
Asst. Counselor to Foreign
* * *
Superb Work
To the Editor:
TO THE MEMBERS of the pro-
duction staff (and especially
the stage, costume and property
crews), I extend in congratulation
the collective hand of those people
who had the good fortune to see
the Speech Department's fine
presentation of "Tovarich."
The superb work of this group
contributed greatly to thessuccess
of the play as once again, the
value, helpfulness and cooperation
of those "behind the scenes"
proved to be an indispensable part
of the theatre. The praise these
people deserve has indeed too of-
ten been neglected.
-Lee Nelson.
* * *
To the Editor:
APPARENTLY my last letter to
appear in this column left
some confusion as to where I stand
on the matter of revision of our SL
elections. I am opposed to the
Hare Plan, but more basically to
the setup which will force the
voter to choose from 67 candidates
in the coming election.
I have proposed the idea of di-
viding the campus into residential
areas for election purposes. This
is akin to the idea of electing Con-
gressmen from states rather than
from the country at large. Imagine
everyone in the nation casting an
effective vote for one representa-
tive out of the hundreds of can-
didates who would run to fill that
many offices. Other plans are di-
viding the vote by schools (Lit.,
Bus. Ad., etc.) or by class. It
doesn't matter what form the im-
provement takes, but as Jani
Stephenson said, every step in
the right direction helps.
It's up to the legislators and the
students who elected them to put
aside any personal considerations
and revamp the election setup so
that students will be able to vote
intelligently rather than take pot-
luck from 67 names.
-Dlick Fleischman.
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Ishpeming Club: Meeting, 7:30
p.m., Thurs., March 31, Cave
Room, Michigan League. Election
of Officers and plans to be made
for a spring vacation dance. All
members are urged to attend.


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I could-have a fairy

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of you,


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