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Oniy Choce

.THROUGH two decades of violence, the
Chinese people have looked towards
peace and a stable government as a vague
dream and have continued a weary struggle
for existence. Now some of them mrn to
expect the Chinese Communists to satisfy
their universal longing for stability.
Since the V-J Day which brought no
peace to the Chinese, America has poured
billions of dollars into the war-weary na-
tion in an effort to bolster the tottering
Nanking government. Now we see all too
clearly that these dollars have brought
far too little in relief-too much in resent-
Americans are alarmed at the prospect
of a Communist China. But the possibility
of sending American troops to "save" the
Chinese-to fight for what the Chinese
themselves are no longer willing to fight-
is both financially and politically impossible.
We must instead look for and expect a
Communist victory. But the nature of this
victory can be gravely altered by the posi-
tion we take. America can ignore the new
government. But we can be sure that Russia
will give the aid and recognition that we
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

withheld. The new government will not be
allowed to fail.
On the other hand, we could conceiuvably
extend aid to the new government, wheth-
er it is a coalition group or completely
Communist. We can help the Chinese
materially, offer diplomatic recognition,
make free trade a reality between the
United States and China and continue
the education of Chinese students in this
Adopting this stand would seem to put
the United States in the strange position of
condoning in Eastern Asia what they have
condemned on the other side of the con-
tinent. But the Chinese people, most of
them, do not see thepresent struggle as an
ideological one. To them, this is a choice
between a government which refused to
serve the people and another group which
promises to hold the needs of the common
man above those of a minority.
The strong background of 40 centuries of
Chinese culture and the individuality of
the Chinese people have already proved a
hindrance to the complete Communization
of northern China. These facts should help
to allay our fears that the new government
will be a mere pawn of Moscow.
With American approval, it is even more
certain that the new_-government can be
a servant to the people of China, rather
than Russia. One thing is certain. The new
government is the only one which can
in the near future give the Chinese people
more to eat than bitterness.
-Jo Misner.

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(Editor's Note is written by Managing Editor
Harriett Friedman.)
search fellowships for faculty members
may have gone relatively unnoticed, but
these grants are of first importance.
The fellowships, established by the
Graduate School, cover the eight-week
summer session, and will enable the fac-
ulty member to accomplish a definite re-
search project during the time he would
ordinarily be teaching. Pay is approxi-
mately the same as a summer teaching
This is a big step forward in improving
teaching calibre and boosting the value of
our faculty. Young professors without funds
to continue their own studies will be given
a chance to take time off for learning and
still stay financially afloat.
The only pity is that the University can-
not obtain enough money to budget such
fellowships regularly,
Such a step forward only accents the
month old plea of President Ruthven,
who warned that unless more state money
is forthcoming the standards of the Uni-
versity may drop.
A University is as good as its faculty, and
the only way to hold good teachers is to
pay them well and give them opportunities
for research and improvement. President
Ruthven emphasized those objectives in his
statement, but unfortunately the Univer-
sity may not be in a position 'to carry them
out fully.
With the University facing a tougher
financial situation, the Graduate School
fellowships provide a ray of hope that
the objectives will be kept in mind.
We can hope that the faculty grants will
be continued year after year, and that some-
day the University will be further able
to provide in this and other ways for
maintenance of a first rate faculty.
Little' UN
mont, and a group of his senator friends
are drafting a "Little UN" which would be
composed of the 12 Atlantic Pact powers.
They are planning to throw it to the Senate
at the same time that they vote to ratify
the North Atlantic Pact.
It is not clear just what such a body
would accomplish, but there seem to be

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Letters to the Editor-

A t the ir pheum ...The cast is excellent to the last man.
Olivier's Hamlet is occasionally a more virile
HAMLET, by W. Shakespeare, with Laur- one than some I've seen, yet he demon-
ence Olivier. strates the restraint and sensitivity neces-
sary for the tragic bewilderment of the
LAURENCE OLIVIER'S film version of soliloquies. Apparently he himself doesn't
"Hamlet" has, since it was first-shown take too seriously the over-simplified nature
in this country ten months ago, been pretty of the man indicated in his preliminary
universally acknowledged as the best filming pronouncement.
of Shakespeare to date. And it appears to Jean Simmons invests the role of Ophelia
be well deserved. with an honest, open innocence. Basil Syd-
Whether or not you are willing to go along ney makes of Claudius a crafty and power-
with Olivier's introductory suggestion that ful opponent to the Prince, and Felix Ayl-
"'Hamlet' is the story of a man who couldn't mer is outstanding as the old maxim-mon-
make up his mind," you will have to agree, gerer Polonius. There are equally competent
I think, that his version of the greatest performances by Eileen Herlie as Gertrude
tragic hero in literature is honestly and in- and Norman Wooland as Horatio.
telligently worked out.T
There are certain departures from the play The film is made in black-and-white be-
as Shakespeare wrote it. Rosencrantz and cause, as Olivier points out, Hamlet" be-
Guildenstern have been omitted for pur- tongs in black-and-white. The diffcult
poses of brevity, as has been Fortinbras, and problem of limited settings, is solved by a
there has been some trimming of lines and constantly moving camera and the extensive
there has bseesofedtpimminhofoginesy.n
omission of scenes. If you are one of those use of depth photography.
who insist that Shakespeare cannot be Background music, supplied by William
juggled with, then the Olivier version is at Walton, is excellent.
least that far wrong. But it seems to me Scenario was provided by a Mr. Shake-
that Olivier's revisions are moderate, careful, speare, whose birthday it is today. I think
and, in view of the medium within which he would be well satisfied.
he's working, defensible. -W. J. Hampton.

two main possibilities.
One is that the group would
of super defense council; the
only the Atlantic Pact powers
included might indicate that.
body would have no veto, so iti
either controversial defense plans

be a kind
fact that
would be
This new
could pass
that failed

Some Senators

WASHINGTON-For once in a way, there
was an interesting afternoon in the
Senate the other day, when the Bricker
amendment to the housing bill was being de-
bated. To begin with, the amendment itself,
injected a certain element of grim, ironic
situation comedy. For this seemingly pro-
gressive proposal was a slick gimmick, ac-
tually designed by the real estate lobby to
kill public housing by arousing the south
against it.
Thus Senators Wherry, Bricker, and
Capehart, every one of whom had lent
aid and comfort to the Southern fili-
buster against civil rights, were osten-
tatiously weeping crocodile tears for the
under privileged Negroes. It did not in-
Narrowed Meaning
IT'S ODD HOW words take on strangely
narrow meanings-even words like ac-
ademic freedom. In the last few years, that
phrase has become rather closely associated
with one problem: "How liberal shall we let
oii1r teachers be?" Or, to put it still more
narrowly: "Shall we allow Communists to
A remark one of our professors made
the other day drove home to us the
more fundamental meaning of academic
freedom. "Sure, let Communists teach,"
he said. "But, at the same time, why not
hire a Catholic medievalist, for example?"
He was suggesting that what might be
called an out-dated and biased set of be-
liefs be given expression. And we felt that
he had rather strikingly pointed out what
academic freedom should mean in its whole
and truest sense.
Of course the schools should be the
arena, perhaps the battleground, for pro-
gressive ideas of politics, art, literature.
But they should be more than that. There

terest them that, with or without segre-
gation, the bill will aid the ill-housed
Negroes more than any other American
group. Their only aim was to please the
housing lobby, and to add to their records
a specious counter poise to their sabotage
of civil rights.
By way of contrast, the same Northern
Democrats and Republicans who had sin-
cerely favored civil rights now sincerely fa-
vored public housing. They were thus in the
uncomfortable position of having to fight
the Bricker amendment.
Yet the interest was provided far more
by the interplay of personality than by
the inherent irony of the situation. In
this regard, Douglas again carried off the
prize. Among the new progressive Sen-
ators swept into office by the last elec-
tion he has, thus far, made the strongest
He must have needed his good temper to
withstand the baiting of the leaders of
Senatorial reaction. Capehart and Wherry
had cast Douglas, evidently, in the role of
the schoolboy intellectual. They went after
him with all the heavy wit, all the harsh,
complacent rudeness, of class bullies putting
the clever boy in his place.
The cynic or the pessimist, surveying this
curious legislative show, might be inclined
to draw gloomy conclusions. Yet the be-
liever in the American democratic process
ought on the contrary to find here cause
for encouragement. Such phenomena as
Taft's change of style, and the emergence
of men like Douglas among the progressives,
mean that this is a country whose politics
are wonderfully adaptable, perhaps comic,
yet richly complex and capable of great de-
velopments. This is good enough.
(Copyright, 1949, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)
New Books at General Library
Ernst, Morris and Loth, David-The People
Know Best. Washington, D.C., Publc

in the UN or it could pass less world-shaking
measures which would amount to little more
than routine security plans.
In the former case, there seems little
value in passing an atomic control plan
without Eastern support, and for the
routine matters, there is no need for a
permanent organization. If there ever
seemed to be real danger, of course, the
Atlantic powers would meet anyway, as
the terms of that pact clearly state.
The second main possibility is thatethe
"Little UN" would be simply the Western
bloc in the same old UN, an organization
dedicated to the concept that if nothing can
be accomplished with Russia in the UN,
perhaps certain measures can be passed
without her.
This seems the more likely of the two,
particularly inasmuch as Flanders has said
that, far from killing the big UN, the
"Little UN" would "put life into what is
now the debilitated condition" of the bigger
One wonders why, too, the other Western
countries that aren't in the Atlantic Pact,
such as the Latin American lands, wouldn't
be included. Quite possibly the 12 pact
signees would be expected to admit other
Western nations once they got rolling.
This kind of organization would prob-
ably pass on measures which were blocked
in the big UN by an Eastern veto, or
perhaps they would prepare bills, put them
up for vote in the general assembly with
a "Here's what the West is doing; approve
it or leave it."
In either case, the action would be just
about one per cent better than leaving
the UN altogether, as there has been talk
of the Russians doing. True, the bills would
have had a chance to be approved by the
Soviets,, but the important things is that
the West would be acting pretty much by
So in summary there seems to be no
need for either a super defense council
or a Western UN, a UN whose members
would rarely disagree among themselves
because the main rift in the world is be-
tweeh the East and West.
The only way to even leave open a path
for one world is to stick completely by the
UN, grim as the going may be.
-John P. Davies.
Looking Back

Publication in The Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
typewritten form to the Office of the
Assistant to the President, Room 2552
Administration Building, by 3:00 p.m.
on the day preceding publication
'11:00 a.m. Saturdays).
VOL. LIX, No. 141
Scholarships to Mexico: Mem-
bers of Sociedad Hispanica who
wish to apply for annual scholar-
ships to Mexico must write to So-
ciedad Hispanica, Room 414, Ro-
mance Language Building, before
May 6. Please include following
information: class, Spanish
courses studied, and club activities
in which you have participated.
Lost and Found Glasses: The
Health Service has quite a collec-
tion of such glasses, and students
may come to the Cashier's Office
at the Health Service to identify
such. We will keep them for about
10 days.
Warren E. Forsythe, M.D.
The State University of Iowa
announces a number of part-time
assistantships for the year 1949-
50. These require teaching expe-
rience. Those selected will be re-
quired to teach from 8-10 hours
weekly in the University High
School. There are openings in the
following fields: Industrial Arts
(some coaching experience);
Physical Education for Girls;
English; Social Studies; Social
Studies and Science; Vocal Music;
Library; Commerce; and Home
Economics. For further informa-
tion, call at the Bureau of Ap-
The Los Angeles, California,
City Board of Education an-
nounces an examination for teach-
ers of Kindergarten, the Primary
Grades, and Elementary Grades.
This examination will be given in
Los Angeles on July 27, 1949. For
further information call at the
Bureau of Appointments.
The Detroit Civil Service Com-
mission announces open competi-
tive examinations for Social Case
Worker, Medical Social Case
worker, Student Social Worker,
Junior Publicist, Intermediate
Publicist, Head City Planner,
Semi-senior Accountant, and Sen-
ior Accountant. Additional infor-
mation may be obtained at the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528
Administration Building.
University Community Center at
Willow Run Village:
Sun., April 24, 10:45 a.m. Inter-
denominational Church Service
and Nursery.
Mon., April 25, 8 p.m., Sewing
Class. Cosmopolitan Club. Wives
Club Refreshment Committee.
Tues., April 26, 8 p.m., Student
Wives Club: "Don't Keep A Steak
Waiting," a Kroger Film.
Wed., April 27, 8 p.m., Bridge
Night. Ceramics. Choir.
Thurs., April 28, 8 p.m., Ceram-
ics. Water Color, Textile Painting.
Metal Work.

University of Toronto, will lecture
on "On Beginning to Read Spen-
ser" at 4:15 p.m. on Monday,
April 25, in the Kellogg Audito-
rium. The public is invited.
Professor Frye will speak infor-
mally to graduate students in
English and members of the Eng-
lish Department at 8:00 p.m. in
the West Conference Room of the
Rackham Building. His subject
is "What to Do until Finnegan
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Ivor
Cornman, Zoology; thesis: "Cy-
tological Phenomena Observed
DuringSelectiveand Non-selective
Injury to Malignant Cells in Tis-
sue Culture with Penicillium Ex-
tracts and with Nitrogen Mus-
tards," today, 3091 Natural Sci-
ence Bldg., at 9:00 a.m. Chairman,
A. F. Shull.
Doctoral Examination for Her-
man Theodore Epstein, Physics;
thesis: "The Arrangement of
Molecules in Monolayers and Mul-
tilyers of Organic Acids," today,
West Council Room, Rackhan
Building, 4 p.m. Chairman, R. C.
Doctoral Examination for Ed-
ward Lewis Schumann, Pharma-
ceutical Chemistry. thesis: "Cyclic
Acetals and Ketals, II and II,"
Monday, April 25, 2525 Chemistry
Bldg., at 1:30 p.m. Chairman, F.
F. Blicke.
Carillon Recital by Sidney Giles,
Assistant University Carillonneur,
2:15 Sunday afternoon, April 24.
The program will include Prelude
No. 1 for Carillon by Van den
Gheyn, a group of songs arranged
for the carillon by Mr. Giles; com-
positions by Franssen, Loos, Nees;
Liebestraum by Liszt, MacDow-
ell's To a Wild Rose, and Sonatina
No. 5 by Pleyal.
Cancellation of Recital: The
program by Jean Drake, pianist,
previously announced for Monday,
April 25, in the Rackham Assem-
bly Hall, has been postponed.
Events Today
Saturday Luncheon Discussion
Group, 12:15 p.m., Lane Hall.
Midwestern Intercollegiate
Weightlifting Championships:
Free to the public, at 2:00 p.m.
today in the Intramural Sports
Building. Feature event of the
meet will be the lifting of Pete
George, World's Champion, and
member of the U.S. Olympic Team.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society:
Painting and construction workers
are urgently needed for work on
the set for "Patience." Set workers
will meet at 2:30 p.m. today,
Lane Hall Balcony. Costume
and makeup workers are asked to
call Fred Scheffler, 213 Wenley
House, 2-4401.
The Modern Dance Club, under
W.A.A., presents TOSIA MUND-
STOCK and her group tonight at
8:00 at the Barbour Gym Dance
Studio. The public is invited.
The University of Michigan

The Maly accords its readers the
privilege of submitting letters for
publication in this column. Subject
to space limitations, the general po-
icy is to publish in the order In which
they are received all letters bearing
the -writer's signiture and address.
Letters exceeding 300 words, repeti-
tious letters and letters of a defama-
tory character or such letters which
for any ther reason are not in good
taste will not be published. The
editors reserve the privilege of con-
densing letters.
* * 0
Re: Rent Control
To the Editor:I
R. ROATEN'S letter of April
14th was a statistical and
arithmetical masterpiece. It must
have taken him three or four
hours to gather all that data and
cram it into a mere 300 words,
Unfortunately, I am in the Bus.
Ad. school ta good place for all
us reactionaries, eh wot?) and
haven't the time to spare on such
exhaustive "research." Besides I
refuse to bore The Daily readers
with such mountains of statis-
tical mumbo-jumbo. For the sake
of the record however, the Pro-
ducers' Council Survey in its re-
port "Our Housing Improvements
Since 1940" says, "The American
people are better housed today
than in 1940 . . ." And to support
its statement, gives facts from
the Bureau of Labor Statistics,
among which are: (1) In 1948
alone, new construction provided
an estimated 1,125,000 additional
non-farm units. (2) The propor-
tional number of married couples
living "doubled up" is 7 per cent
lower today than in 1940. If Mr.
Roaten is further interested, I
refer him to the Feb. and March
issues of the Congressional Rec-
Mr. Roaten submits as evidence
of a housing shortage, a quota-
tion from a Duke University pub-
lication which says, "it is a rea-
sonable statement to describe the
social need for housing as ranging
from 8 to 12 million units."
As Jack Benny says, "I can go
along with a gag." Not only will I
admitthis "social need," but I
will go'you one better Mr. Roaten,
and say that the social need for
housing is probablysgreater than
8 or i2 million units. The rub is
that "social need" and economic
need are two very different things.
One might say that here is a
social need for 140 million bath-
tubs, or a half a million tons of
manure for the university cam-
pus;- and so on. But if the con-
struction of these 140 million
bathtubs means that there will
be no, steel available for making
automobiles (or pitchforks), or
for building apartment houses,
tonight at 8:30 in the Assembly
Room of the Rackham Building.
Refieshments. Tickets may be
purchased from Interest Group
chairmen or Mrs. John Payne,
331 Packard; they will also be sold
at the door.
Coming Events
Sociedad Hispanica: Social
Hour, Monday, April 25, 4 to 6
p.m., International Center.
Russian circle meeting, Monday,
April 25, atthe International Cen-
ter at 8:00 p.m. Speaker: Prof.
Beardsley; subject: Tartar influ-
ences on Russian culture.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society:
Business meeting and rehearsal for
all officers, principals, chorus, and
construction crew on Sunday,
April 24, 2-5, Michigan League.
Presentation of slate of officers
and ratification of the Constitu-
Monday-rehearsal of the Dra-
goons, 7:00 p.m., Michigan League

Tuesday-rehearsal of the Maid-
ens, 7:00 p.m., Michigan League.
The Armenian Students' Asso-
ciation will meet Mon., April 25,
at 7:30 p.m., at the Union in Room
Graduate Outing Club meets
Sunda', April 25, at 2:15 p.m. at
northwest entrance to Rackham
for hike. All Graduates welcome!
UWF Discussion Meeting Sun-
day, April 24, 8-9:30 p.m. at 318
E. Madlison. Topic-North Atlan-
tic Pact,
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
-UJA Festival Sunday, April 24.
All invited.
Members of the University of
Michigan Dames Bowling Group
will meet Mon., April 25, at the
Women's Athletic Building, Uni-
versity of Michigan campus, at
7:45 p.m.

then social and economic need
.re in direct conflict.
A statement of a social need
for 8 million housing units is not
proof of a housing shortage. A
statement to the effect that there
is less housing per capital now
than in normal times would be
proof of a housing shortage. Mr.
Roaten has shown us no such
Incidentally, my fattier is not a
landlord or a real-estate agent;
hie sells tii'es.
-harry McCreary.
For Better Singing
To the Editor:
should be sincere and enthus-
iastic. In this manner the mem-
bers of the congregation receive
a greater sense of being part of
the service. Singing from the
depth of the heart rather than
uttering melodious sounds creates
an atmosphere of true devotion.
Knowing the story behind a
hymn; knowing the situation in
which it was written is of great
significance to the conscious, sin-
cere individual. It aids him to see
visions together with his own ex-
periences which deeply impresses
upon his mind the hymn's im-
portance to his life.
"The afterglow of a radiant
Sabbath-drenched Brixham with
quiet splendor, but under the
graying glory there was gloom in-
stead of peace. That morning the
village pastor, weak and ill, had
preached his farewell sermon. On
the following day he was to start
for Italy in the hope of recovering
his health. Loving eyes were
turned to the rectory, in the low-
ering darkness, a light shone from
the study window. That afternoon
some of the villagers had seen
their pastor walking in the garden
among the flowers he loved. Many
prayers were said for him that
In his study, the pastor, the
Reverend Henry F. Lyte, was busy
at his desk. He was not writing
next Sunday's sermon, He realized
that he would probably never
preach again. He was writing a
hymn, the words and first music
of which he handed to a relative
when he came out of his study
that evening.
Not an academic literary pro-
duction, but a song of the heart,
"Abide With Me" came out of the
experiences of the day and of the
grief of farewell which had made
the morning service so difficult
for the sick man that at times he
had wondered if he could go
through with it-out of the peace
and quiet beauty of the afternoon
in the garden in sight of the sea
he loved-out of the soothig
glow of the sunset came this
great hymn." Lyric Religion, Au-
gustine Smith.
-Rev. David A. Blake, Jr.
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