By SAMUEL GRAFTON
MOST OF THE ARGUMENT against the
Administration's new farm price sup-
port plan is argument in a vacuum. It is
being said that the plan will cost a great
Jeal of money. So it will. But so will any
price support plan, and our choice is not
between a plan and no plan.
So our choice is between plans. Under the
present set-up the government supports the
prices of certain commodities simply by
going into the open market and buying.
It has spent many millions of dollars, for
example, buying potatoes at better than
2.5 cents a pound. This supports the price
of potatoes effectively, but then the govern-
ment is stuck with the potatoes. It can't
sell them as eating spuds, because it would
then be competing with the same farmers
it has gallantly rushed in to save. So it
sells them where it can, to alcohol produ-
cers; or to livestock raisers for feed, letting
them go, in the latter case for as low as a
penny a hundred pounds.
Some rather fantastic things happen; the
price of potatoes stays up, during a potato
surplus, while other food prices are going
down, and some of the best quality potatoes
go into industrial and livestock feeding use,
while potatoes of somewhat lesser charm go
into the retail market.
But even these effects are not the
worst; the worst is that the consumer
hays twice; he pays once in taxes to sup-
port the buying program, and again, in
the form of the higher prices his own pro-
gram secures for him.
As against this, there is the new plan,
put. forward by Secretary of Agriculture
Brannan. Under this plan, the prices of
certain perishable commodities, such as
meat, milk, eggs, and, I suppose, potatoes,
would be allowed to fall as they pleased,
to whatever natural market levels they
might reach. And the government, without
interfering with these prices, would keep
farm income up by paying cash subsidies to
There are other advantages. The govern-
ment proposes to reserve most of the bene-
fits under the new plan for small, family-
sized farms, thus giving aid specifically
where it is needed, instead of spreading it
around, ,whether needed or not.
(Copyright, 1949, New York Post Corporation)
Pro .. .
EDITOR'S NOTE--Students will vote on a pro-
posed amendment to the SL constitution in
Tuesday's elections. To provide its readers with
further information on this issue, The Daily
presents arguments on both sides of the ques-
tion, the "pro" by the plan's author, and the
"con" by Meni's Judiciary president.
THE ELECTIONS STUDY Committee of
the SL since last November has studied
various means of making our student gov-
ernment more meaningful. Among other
things, the problem of qualification for
candidacy for the SL was studied. It was
thought that better student legislators
would result if there were some prerequisites
for appearing on the ballot. At present the
only thing a student must do to be on the
ballot is get 150 signatures on a petition.
The election Study Committee felt that
this did not sufficiently separate the glory-
seekers from the students actively interested
in furthering student government on the
Michigan campus. Further it was felt that
while the ideal use of petitions was good,
that in practice having a friernd pass around
the petition defeats the purpose of a peti-
tion. There is no way to insure that the
candidate himself neets every person who
signs his petition.
Our recommendation to the SL, (which
was passed by more than a two-thirds vote)
stated that a person in order to appear on
the ballot must comply with the Election
Rules. Under Election Rules can come
such things as active participation in a
pre-election training program. At present
the training program for prospective legis-
lators has no teeth in it. A candidate does
not have to take part to be on the ballot.
Petitions could also come under Election
Rules. For those who feel that this term
is too broad, Men's Judiciary and SAC have
a constant guard over the Student Legisla-
ture. If we fail to express student opinion,
our constitution would be revoked. There-
fore we could not formulate any election
rules which would restrict democratic stu-
dent representation on the legislature.
The committee was not opposed to peti-
tions but rather they felt that petitions
should not necessarily be required. Peti-
tions can be strongly recommended and even
included under Election Rules in the chang-
ed Article I of the SL constitution. Our
major concern was putting teeth in the
candidate's training program. Under the
present SL constitution this is impossible.
The proposed amendment will make it
possible to enforce the training program.
The Student Legislature has proposed this
amendment to the students for ratifica-
tion. The student legislature feels that bet-
ter legislators will result if this proposal is
approved. So if you feel that the calibre
of all legislators is not what it shoud be,
if you feel that a training program should
be made mandatory, then we urge you to
vote YES for the proposed amendment.
Chairman, SL Election Committee
IT IS MY OPINION that the amendment
to the Student Legislature Constitution
concerning a change in the election pro-
cedure for SL candidates that is to be voted
upon at the coming election should not be
The action of the SL in proposing this
amendment is commendable. They seek,
as they should, to frame the requirements
for eligibility to office in such constiutional
terms that the best qualified:,tudents are
placed on the ballot. It is my understand-
ing that this was the propelling reason
for the amendment.
However, in their desire to perfect election
procedure, it appears to me that the SL has
drafted an amendment that will, in effect,
remove the constitutional guarantees to the
student of the right to run for office. The
present clause of the constitu' ion, Article
I, Sec. 3, provides that any eligible student
may become a candidate by submitting a
petition of 150 names. The proposed amend-
ment on the other hand reads in substance
that any eligible student may become a
candidate by filing application with the
Citizenship Committee of the SL and "by
complying with the election rules."
My objection stems from this underscored
clause. The effect of it is to place the rule-
making power concerning Student Legisla-
ture elections in the hands of the above-
named Citizenship Committee, subject to
the two-thirds ratification of the SL body,
instead of in the student body voters. Al-
though my fears that the SL will ever abuse
such additional power are at a minimum,
nevertheless, an amendment to this effect
is objectionable from a constitutional and
good-governmental standpoint. It is con-
ceivable that an election may come to pass
in which no election rules would exist by
virtue of the Citizenship Committee's failure
to have election rules adopted by SL two-
thirds vote; or, assuming that rules were
passed, they would be merely the result of
hasty and compromising legislation. Fur-
ther, it is conceivable that election rules be
subjected to yearly, or even bi - yearly,
change, at the whim and fancy of the SL
Lastly, the effect of the amendment is that
present SL members will be put in the
unique position of determining the proce-
dure by which their successors will be elect-
My conclusion is: The aim and objective
of the SL is excellent, but its method is
wrong. Therefore, the amendment should
-William G. Reitzer,
President, Men's Judiciary
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
nd represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: CRAIG H. WILSON
Aries, Scietia, Veritas
Letters to the Editor-
to the big Frosh-Soph tug-of-war Tuesday?"
bAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
T HE OTHER NIGHT a fearsome foe de-
filed that venerable shrine of Michigan
Three disrespectful coeds dared chal-
lenge divinely-consecrated male suprem-
acy by attempting to leave the institution
by its front door.
But fortunately in the nick of time, a
brave, selfless employee rushed to the exit
and thrust himself bodily between the fe-
male heretics and the hallowed portals he
had sworn to defend unto death.
Jist when his struggle tb uphold the right
seemed on the verge of success, an unorient-
ed male student, observing what his feeble
mind considered an injustice, freed the
coed from the clutches of the Union guar-
This stalwart scurried off to seek rein-
forcements from higher echelon..
But by the time the hireling returned with
his superior, the three females had made
good their exit. However,, the worthy up-
holders of the law set out to wreak revenge
upon the dastardly traitor.
That unfortunate, when overtaken, offer-
ed as his only defense a confused protest
against the ungentlemanly means employed
to protect the sanctity of the gentleman's
It is indeed heartening to observe in this
age of anarchic social change one ad-
mirable institution standing as an imper-
vious bulwark against such undermining
pressures as the female liberation move-
By its courageous effort the Union is do-
ing more than merely preserving a single
laudable tradition. It is sounding the clar-
ion call* to the defense of that most worthy
of all isms-MALEISM.
Surely these champions of all that is
near and dear to every red-blooded Ameri-
can man are deserving of that most glor-
ious of all Claghorn awards- the Lead
Octagon for the Preservation of Anachron-
In the Union there is strength!
Attention Taxpayers !
OVER THE RECENT vacation we had
the pleasure of visiting Washington,
D.C., and getting a good example of gov-
We ordered a 10 cent bowl of Scotch
broth in a cafeteria directly below the
Senate chambers in the Congressional
Building. After savoring about nine-tenths
of said broth, our spoon struck a metal
object with a dull "clank."
Peering down past a green bean and
around a section of carrot we discovered a
Our friends say this represents gov-
ernmental maladministration. But confi-
dentially, we believe it's rank subsidiza-
At Lfast !
N A SHOW THAT makes up for the usual objects, the artist nevertheless generates
French modern emphasis, the University considerable movement through lines and
Museum of Art is currently presenting shapes.
prints and paintings by the German ex- Two other paintings of the thirties, "Sea
pressionist, Max Beckmann. Shore at South France" and "Lilacs and
Unpleasant as some of his violent works Green Gloves" are somewhat stiff, though
are to view, there is something very com- the depth they take on at a distance makes
pelling in Beckmann's strong style. This up for this to a certain extent. Their calm
probably accounts in part for the consider- mood is in sharp contrast to the more re-
able recognition he has been gaining here cent "Begin the Beguine" and "Academic
since his arrival after the war (following Mood" in which Beckmann lets go a torrent
an escape to Holland from Germany). of feeling.
Distorted figures, often brilliant color and Best combination of the two moods is
slashing lines, indicate that Beckmann is seen in the really delightful "Circus". The
still painting in the fashion of the Germans soft, gray curve of the elephant's head
of the thirties. In such works as the litho- and trunk establishes a fine design with
graph, "Hunger", done in 1919, he shows the figures of the two performers.
a close relationship to his compatriot, To me, Beckmann's prints are much less
George Grosz. satisfactory than his paintings. The dis-
A definite comparison is often made, too, torted shapes and criss-crossing lines re-
between Beckmann and the leading French main, but the force is considerably dimin-
expressionist, Rouault. The latter is prob- ished. Again, the crudeness of drawing
ably more skilled in his use of black to w'hich Beckmann's paintings can sustain,
emphasize and divide color areas on the somehow does not hold in the prints.,
canvas. However, although the works of A handful of the drawings are excellent,
both artists are highly emotional in con- however. The simple linear pen and ink,
tent, Beckmann's show much more dynamic "The Detective", is very clever. "The Tan-
movement and spirit. go" is also a nice line drawing. A simple
Even the subtle rose tones of his "Still head, "Portrait of Zeretelli", is likewise very
Life, 1934", cannot overcome the general fine, as is a figure composition, "The
restlessness of Beckmann's style. Here in Negro."
a nicely patterned and arranged study of -Joan Katz
(Continued from Page 2)
Doctoral Examination for David1
Mackenzie Stocking, English; the-
sis: "The Ideas of John Jay Chap-t
man," Mon., April 18, 3223 Angell1
Hall, 7-10 p.m. Chairman: J. L.
Student Recital: Elizabeth Rob-1
inson, Organist, will present a pro-t
gram at 4:15 Easter Sunday after-1
noon, in Hill Auditorium. It will
include compositions by Buxte-
hude, Bach, Mozart, Roger Ses-
sioris, Vierne, and the first per-I
formance of Burlesca by Marilyn
Mason, a member of the School of
Music faculty. Given in partiall
fulfillment of the requirements forl
the degree of Bachelor of Music,
the recital will be open to the gen-
eral public. Miss Robinson is a
pupil of Josef Schnelker.
Student Recital: Martha Ham-
rick, graduate student in the
School of Music, will present a pi-
ano recital at 8 p.m., Tues., April
19, in the Rackham Assembly Hall.-
Miss Hamrick is a pupil of Helen
Titus, and her program, given in
partial fulfillment of the require-
ments for the degree of Master of
Music, will be open to the general
Student Recital: Evelyn Wohl-
gemuth, Mezzo-soprano, will pre-
sent a program at 8 p.m., Mon.,
April 18, Hussey Room, Michigan
League, as partial fulfillment of
the requirements for the degree of
Bachelor of Music. Miss Wohlge-
muth is a pupil of Arthur Hackett.
Program: Works by Handel,
Lawes, Horn, Debussy, Barber, and
Schumann. Open to the public.
Easy Chair Group meets at Lane
Hall, 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker;
subject: "The Psychic Faculties
Latent in Man."
Congregational Disciples Guild:
Meet at Guild House, 7:30 p.m.
John Sargent will give a program
of dramatic readings with musical
accompaniment appropriate to the
Roger Williams Guild: Supper,
fellowship at 6 p.m. At 8 p.m., the
Easter drama, "The Dawning," will
be presented in the church.
Canterbury Club: Communion
Service, 7, 9, and 11 a.m. Supper
and fellowship, 5:30 p.m. followed
by panel discussion entitled, "How
Can a Christian Work for Peace?"
moderated by Rev. John Burt.
Lutheran Student Association:
4:30, Choir Rehearsal at Zion Par-
ish Hall. 5:30, dinner and worship
service; special Easter program.
Lenten contribution boxes are to
be turned in at this service.
Lutheran Student Club, Gamma
Delta: 5:30 p.m., supper and pro-
gram. Colored slides will be shown
on the Easter story.
Michigan Christian Fellowship:
Dr. William H. Jellema, Professor
of Philosophy at Calvin College,
will speak on "Christianity Is
Christ," 4:30 p.m., Fireside Room,
Lane Hall. Everyone is welcome.
The Inter-Guild Council will not
meet this Sunday as formerly
planned due to the fact that this
is Easter Sunday.
Graduate Outing Club: Meet
at Northwest entrance, Rackham
Building, 2:15 p.m., for afternoon
of casual observation of spring
fauna and flora in vicinity of AnnE
General Semantics Study Group:E
3-5 p.m., International Center.
Young Progressives: Meet Her-,
bert C. Phillips, former Washing-t
ton University professor, 4 p.m.,
Michigan Union. Topic: Freedom
of the University Teacher.
I.Z.F.A.: "Modern Seder," 7:45]
p.m., Henderson Room, League.;
U. of M. Hot Record Society:
Dixieland Jazz program, Michigan
League Ballroom, 8 p.m.
Bureau of Student Opinion
would like all interviewers to put
in some time on April 18, 19 or 20.
Interviewing will continue through
first half of next week. All stu-
dents who have been requested to
come for an interview and have
not appeared, may come to Rm.
206, Tappan Hall, between 9 and
5, on above dates.
La p'tite causette: " Mon., 3:30
p.m., Grill Room, Michigan League.
The Annual French Play: Le
Cercle Francais will present "La
Belle Aventure," a comedy in 3
acts by de Caillavet, de Flers and
Rey, on Tues., April 19, 8 p.m.,
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tick-
ets on sale at the box office from
2 to 5:30, April 18 and from 2 to
8 p.m. on April 19. Free admission
to members of the club (except
tax) upon presentation of their
Water Safety Instructors' Course
--Postponed. The course originally
scheduled for April 18 has been
postponed. It will be held between
May 2 and May 13. First meeting,
May 2, 7:30 p.m., Intramural Pool.
Sociedad Hispanica: Social Hour,
Mon., April 18, 4 to 6 p.m., Inter-
Society of Women Engineers:
Meeting, Mon., April 18, 5:15 p.m.,
Chemical Engineering office. All
women engineers are welcome. In-
structions will be given for the
Engineering Open House.
Forest Management Group. Mrs.
Paul S. Newcomb, Supervisor of
the Lower Michigan National For-
ests, will discuss "A Supervisor's
View of National Forest Manage-
ment," 7:30 p.m., Mon., April 18,
East Lecture Room, Rackham Bldg.
All those interested are welcome
A.D.A.: Meeting for members
and those interested in joining.
Report of convention, committee
reports and program planning.
Mon., 7:30 p.m., League.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society:
There will be a rehearsal for all
principals and chorus, Tues., April
19, Michigan League. This is the
last chance for costume measure-
ments to be taken.
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 exeeeding 300 words, repeti-I
tious letters and letters of a defama-l
tory character or suchletters which1
for any other reason are not in good1
taste will not be published. The
editors reserve the privilege of con-
densing letters. I
To the Editor:
N AN EFFORT for sensational-
ism the Daily has, in the opin-j
ion of many students, distorted thet
facts in relation to the bloc-votingi
issue. "Bloc-Voting" appears to
mean many different things tof
different people. I would like to1
offer my personal poinion con-i
cerning this matter.
AIM has never stated an objec-
tion to an open newsletter freely
distributed on campus by any
group, but has only objected to se-1
cret agreements designed to tradeI
second and third place votes with-
in closely ,knit groups. That is the
original meaning of bloc-voting as
I undei-staand it.
In past elections it has been1
AIM's policy to issue an open
newsletter in order to inform the1
electorate which independent can-1
didates were running for office.
An opeln newsletter, which certain-
ly does ,not constitute bloc-voting,i
was pla'nned some time ago to be1
published for this election if theI
Student Legislature did not issue
a newsletter of its own in suffi-I
cient quantity, and if it did not
entail duplication. The AIM coun-
cil left the tentative plan for a;
newsletter in the hands of the ex-
ecutive committee. They were to
decide if the Student LegislatureI
was issuing an adequate newsletter
of its own.
AIM was never inormed of op-
position to its proposal until last
Wednesday, in spite of the fact
that an article appeared on The
Daily front page some weeks ago
announcing such a proposal. AIM
has not deceived any group. Fur-
thermore, it was not until last
Wednesday afternoon that the ex-
i ecutive committee was fully in-
formed as to the extent of the
Student Legislature's publication.
When Duane Nuechterlein, chair-
man of the Student Legislature
Election Committee, explained that
two thousand copies of their news-
letter would be published, the ex-
ecutive committee then decided
not to duplicate the work of the
Student Legislature and to help in
the distribution of their newsletter.
Bishop, Director of Industrial Re-
lations, Piasecki Helicopter Corp.,
Morton, Pa., will be in 1523 E.
Engineering, Tues., April 19, to
interview Mechanical, Civil, Elec-
trical, and Aeronautical Engineers.
There will also be a speaker from
Piasecki, 7:30 p.m., Mon., April 18,
Rm. 3G, Union.
Sigma Rho Tau, Stump Speak-
er's Society, Meeting, 7 p.m., Tues.,
April 19, 2084 E. Eng. Bldg. Pro-
gran: Project Speech Contest pre-
liminaries; also, The Unofficial
Council of the Stump will work
The U. of M. Theater Guild will
resume casting for Maxwell An-
derson's "Winterset," 7:30 p.m.,
Tues., April 19, Michigan League.
Acolytes Meeting: Tues., April
19, 7:30 p.m. in the W. Conference
Rm., Rackham Bldg. Prof. G.
Rainich will speak on "The Phil-
osophy of a Mathematician." Open
to the public.
Delta Sigma Pi: Open Meeting.
Daniel L. Beck, Director, Executive
Selection and Training Institute of
Detroit, will speak on "How To Sell
Yourself." Tues., April 19, 8 p.m.,
Rm. 130, Business Admin. Bldg.
U. of M. Radio Club W8AXZ:
Open meeting, 8 p.m., Wed., April
20, in I-M Bldg. downstairs golf
range. Guest speaker, Mr. Tom
Talpey, EE Dept. Lecture and dem-
onstration of Electronic Golf Ball
To the Editor:
THE STUDENT LEGISLATURE
has referred the so-called Grip-
man Plan to revive school spirit to
the campus in a referendum in the
April 19 and 20 campus elections.
Briefly, the plan- consists of a
freshman-sophomore week made
up of four parts : 1) a tug of war
across the Huron River, 2) pp
rallies for class organizations, 3)
a freshman-sophomore talent com-
petition, and 4) "beanies" whih
all freshmen are to wear.
The most easily apparent ob-
jection to such a plan is that in
a few years it could easily develop
into a tradition of general hazing
of freshmen. No supervision could
be so close as to guarantee that
this would not be the outcome;
indeed it seems that this is the
logical result of tugs of war and
However, we who have opposed
this plan in the legislature see that
there is a more basic objection
than this to the Gripman Plan and
we write this letter to make our
Granted that more "spirit" is
desirable on campus, we fail to see
how this plan will accomplish thAt'
end. The plan in effect separates
the freshmen and sets him in op-
position to other classes in his
school. A more constructive pro'.
posal would be to help the fresh-
man orientate himself by making"
him a part of the University, not
by setting him aside. The resi-
dence halls and the I-M sports
program could be utilized in mak-
ing the freshman a part of the
University rather than a part'of
Further, it is well to remember
that the University of Michigan
has a well established and proud
tradition of scholastic excellence
and scholarship. While the incon-
ing freshman should most certain-
ly be encouraged to take an inter-
est in his school by participation
in and support of extra-curricu-
lar activities, the recognition of
the prominence of scholarship
concerned in any hierarchy of
values must be emphasized.
An alternate proposal will ap-
pear on the referendum which out-
lines a plan for integration of in-
coming freshmen through the use
of upperclass coordinators in the
residence halls and the dramatiza-
tion of extra-curricular activities
available to the incoming student,
Such a plan is designed to empha-
size school spirit rather than class
We would suggest that the vot-
ers consider carefully their deci-
sion on these proposals.
Herbert Van Burgel
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WE'RE A LITTLE LATE with the word
on Stan Kenton's latest Encore album
(Capitol, CC 113), but there was good reason
to shy away from it. The album represents
the end of a fabulous career for one of the
most influential bands in the world of pop-
ular music today because "Manly Stanly"
has given up the band business for higher
To say that these sides are disappointing
is nothing short of dramatic restraint; Ab-
straction, Somnambulism and Concerto for
Piano and Bongo follow in the impression-
istic vein of what Kenton calls "progressive
jazz." The effect is identical to many of
the other things Kenton has recorded in the
nast. June Christy gets a vocal shot at
something entirely different is done on
their latest release, Cu-Ba and Lonely Street
(Capitol, 15417). Cu-Ba was written and
arranged by two Dizzy Gillespie alumni, and
it sounds a good deal more like Gillespie
than Kenton; the first sixteen bars or so
come out much like Dizzy's Things to Come.
The score is done in the popular Afro-Cuban
style with bongo drums et al. We're getting
a little tired of bongos and maraccas punc-
tuating every other new record with a South
American beat, but this one is well done.
Les Brown, who apparently won't change
his style for anyone, couples a new tune wit
an evergreen on his latest Columbia re-
lease, Oh, How I Miss You Tonight and Just
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I'm so interested in Barnaby.
We know imaginary playmates
aren't infrequent, but this
fairy godfather of his-
You'd do that for Miss Dixonj
1'd like to do an article for the
Child Psychology Gazette, and get
Barnaby to tell me all about this
Mr. O'Malley in his own words-
You'd do that for Miss Dixon,
wouldn't you, Barnaby dear?
It's OK with me. But I