THE MICHIGAN DAILY
A STUDENT LEGISLATURE on a par in
the eyes of the campus with regular
extra-curricular activities is hardly the ideal
Yet, it has been the policy of the adminis-
tration in its dealings with the Student
Legislature to regard that body as just
another student organization, and some of
its shortcomings can be attributed to that
Of course, if the SL is just another stu-
dent group they the attitude is justifiable
and all the idea about self-government
and student responsibility are so much
Because a government, if it is a govern-
ment, is above any and all organizations. It
should attract the most responsible campus
leaders and not just the people who are
out for one more activity, because it is a
job. It should have the cooperation neces-
sary to get its work done.
For example, giving regular bi-weekly late
permission to the women legislators is held
to be unfair to other campus organizations.
We agree with tie Dean of Women's
office that such permission can't be given
indiscriminately to any student group.
But the status of the SL relative to the
some hundred other campus organizations
should be clarified by a clear-cut policy
statement by the administration which will
give it the recognition and status a legis-
lative body must have if it is to operate ef-
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
ire written by members of The Daily staff
nd represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: JIM BROWN
MATTER OF FACT:
Letters to the Editor-
By STEWART ALSOP
(The following dispatch was written in Shang-
hai but cabled from Hong Kong to avoid censor-
SHANGHAI-It is no wonder that in dis-
tant Washington, the low gun-rumble
announcing the onset of disaster sounds less
loud than the click of typewriters, the high
whine of axes being ground, and the noisy
bustle of politics. For even here, in disaster's
very shadow, the surface of life in this great
doomed city seems normal enough.
But then one begins to notice certain signs
that the city is besieged.
There is, for example, the wooden fence
which surrounds the city, which is univer-
sally believed to have netted a certain Na-
tionalist general a handsome profit in con-
tacts, and which has no military meaning
whatsoever. There are the sad Nationalist
soldiers wandering glumly in the streets or
perched with machine-guns on the tops of
the highest buildings to shoot into crowds
if there are riots. There are the factory
workers, who have been paid in kind be-
cause there is no money to pay them, trying
to sell bolts of silk or tennis shoes in the
streets, so that they can buy rice.
Yet more striking than such visible de-
tails is something invisible-the thick, heavy
atmosphere of a frightened city. Fear is
everywhere, whether cheerfully masked at
the diplomatic cocktail parties, or almost
tangible in the dim, silent streets after
The fear springs from the two facts, of
which every one of the six million people in
Shanghai, from the most prosperous Amer-
ican business man to the hungriest coolie,
is thoroughly aware. The first fact is simply
that the Communists are coming in and
that nothing will stop them from coming
Author's Premiere ...
IT HAPPENS EVERY SPRING, with Paul
(shut yer mouth) Douglas.
TWENTIETH CENTURY combined an ex-
cellent idea, with a new twist, and a guy
named Paul Douglas to turn out a produc-
tion which should evoke a comment of
satisfaction from most of the Ann Arbor
However, I prefer to forget that Ray
Milland is the hero of the movie. His
chandelier-climbing in "Lost Weekend" is
far more memorable. Ray just isn't the
type of character you would expect to see
out on the mound, pitching a ball that
can't be hit. Jean Peters filled in her,
rlole adequately, capitalizing on substan-
tial aid from a cameraman with an affin-
ity for profile shots.
But the prize package of the show was
Paul Douglas. Stealing scene after scene
with ingenuous gruffness, Douglas builds up
the argument he began in "A Letter To
Three Wives," calling for Hollywood to rec-
ognize him as a worthy successor to Oscar-
winner Walter Huston, the best supporting
actor of the year.
However, in the words of Douglas, "Leave
us not try" to credit the success of the show
to the movie newcomer alone. Shirley Smith
deserves all sorts of plaudits for the idea-
that of an un-hittable baseball transforming
a chem prof into a 38-game winner.
Though the theme rates four bells, the
movie does not. Veteran director Lloyd
Bacon tried his best, but at times the slap-
stick was too much to endure. Picayun-
ishly, I object to the radio announcer call-
ing a single and an error a double, even
if it was the World Series and the an-
nouncer was apt to be over-generous.
However, a lot of good laughs, a different
movie, and Paul Douglas, who's always good
for a hearty chuckle.
-B. Sheldon Browne.
A t the State .. .
THE BOY WITH GREEN HAIR.
TO PAN THIS PICTURE, is like beating
a dead horse. It's had a hard enough
time getting to the public at all. Besides,
you'll go to see it anyway, just to gawk at
the anthropological accident of green hair.
Well, to tell the truth, it's almost worth
the price of admission to see his hair. It is
a very beautiful green. And, although
everyone already knows this, Dean Stock-
well is the most outstanding child find
Other than that, however, the picture suc-
ceeds in being a blob of non-sequitors. It is
incorrect to say this movie has a message.
It has 37 messages, none of them clear, and
all of them half-hearted, even though Pat
O'Brien does his veteran best to make them
The ads say Please don't tell why the
boy's hair turns green. They have nothing
to worry about. No one will ever find out,
although it seems to have something to
do with one of the 43 messages, which
include exhortations to be respectful to par-
ents, to be kind to children, and to think
twice before approving modern warfare.
One scene, it seemed to me, did touch
on a genuine human problem. It showed
how clumsy and confused human beings
can be when they want to do what they
feel is right but still are aware that the
pressure of public pettiness can be strong;
aid they want to conform because they
know they have to live in the same society
with their neighbors. "That's the way it is,
son," but nobody likes it, arid no one is
proud of his own lack of courage-to-be-
lhrough all this, the actors unbelievably
manage to do a pretty decent job, even
though from time to time they are rather
surprised to find they are all in the same
The second fact is that there will be
famine, and that famine will be followed
by riots and bloodshed. The only question
people ask here is whether the final descent
into chaos will occur before or after the
For the moment, this city, in which Amer-
ican power and influence have been para-
mount and are soon to be wiped out, is
still being kept alive by the United States.
Without American food, and American
cotton and fuel oil for the industries, most
of Shanghai would already be starving. But
even if American aid continues, chaos may
come before the Communists.
The reason is simple. Money has virtually
ceased to have any meaning. Only the
American greenback and the Chinese silver
dollar still have value, but there are not
nearly enough to keep the wheels turning.
Thus, Shanghai presents the incredible
spectacle of a huge, modern city without any
valid medium of exchange at all. The fac-
tories have no money to pay the workmen,
the workmen have no money to buy food
from the rice stores, the stores have no
money to buy food from ECA, and ECA
itself has not had the money to pay men
to move the food and goods from the docks.
As the economic machinery grinds to a
stop, it becomes always more certain that
the hungry people will take matters into
their own hands. Every day the army pub-
licly shoots a few more people through the
base of the skull as a graphic object lesson.
Even so, there have already been a few
minor flareups. Soon theregmay be some-
thing a great deal more ugly.
That is why one often has the odd ex-
perience of hearing solid American and
British business men saying, "The sooner
the Commies come, the better." It is true
that looting and riots have ended with the
Communist occupation of cities in the north.
But Shanghai is different, and it is diffi-
cult to see how the Communists can prevent
Take one example. When the Communists
come, ECA will leave. The American-owned
Shanghai Power Company now provides well
over four-fifths of all power for the city.
This power is derived from ECA fuel oil.
The Communists have no fuel oil. Perhaps
eventually they can convert to coal and
find enough coal in the north for Shang-
hai's purposes. Meanwhile, the water supply,
lighting and telephone systems will cease t Q
function. Nine-tenths of Shanghai's indus-
try will close down. And Shanghai will all
Yet it is also true that sufficient ruthless-
ness can solve even such a problem as this.
And the fact remains that Shanghai is a
symbol. This huge, rich, productive megalop-
olis, fourth largest in the world, is now to
pass within the Soviet sphere. So is most if
not all of a country with one-quarter of
the world's population. No amount of ration-
alizing, no multiplication of complex excuses
by the little men behind the desks in Wash-
ington, can alter the hard, plain, unpleasant
truth that this means a very great disaster
for the United States and the whole non-
(Copyright, 1949, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)
MICHIGAN WOULD have a much better
student body if two-thirds of our some-
time scholars hadn't left their funnybones
in storage when they came to college.
On almost every issue that shows any
prospect of arising, there originate two
sharply-opposed factions, each of which
behaves as if it were in a death struggle.
The importance of the particular issue
bears little relation to the ruckus kicked up.
Everything from the publication of a good-
taste-necking pledge in one of the dormi-
tories to annoyance at the trend in campus
politics can incite great numbers of students
to insulting exchanges of invective, ridicul-
ous speech making and grim determination
to fight to the last ditch in defense of their
sacred principles, which in reality are put
in little danger of extermination from the
face of the earth.
The educational system is the cradle of
the nation, but it's going to take a lot more
than restrictions on necking and a voluble
Union executive with a hyperabundance of
adrenalin to rock that cradle. And, too,
Michigan and her 20,000 students and large
company of officials is just a small segment
of the cradle.
Campus politics and morality aren't the
only fields in which student temperatures
run up to fever pitch. Witness final periods,
with the legion of' run-down scholars who
work themselves into nervous prostration
trying to -cram a few more facts in their
heads and a few more points onto their
Life is real and life is earnest, but it
isn't that earth-shaking. While most stu-
dents don't realize this, the administration
has been proceeding on that premise ever
since the University began operations.
Perhaps they carry their good humor to
extremes occasionally with patronizing in-
difference to students' wishes, but those
students would certainly do well to look
at their own galvanic activity with a more
objective and humorous outlook.
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).,
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1949
VOL. LIX, No. 158
Veterans Service Bureau will
move to Room 555, Administration
Building, Mon., May 16.
Student Arts Festival Radio
Friday, May 13, 3:30-4:00---Stu-
dent forum on the topic, "A Lit-
erary Magazine for the University
Friday, May 13, 4:15-4:30-
Readings of original poetry.
Tuesday, May 17, 7:00-8:00 Re-
broadcast of a new symphony by
Leslie Bassett, a student in the
School of Music, plus a program of
original songs by student compos-
Student Periodical Agency: Stu-
dents who have ordered subscrip-
tions at student rates through the
Student Periodical Agency, and
who are planning to move at the
end of the semester, may have the
address on their subscriptions
changed by notifying this organi-
zation of their new address, as
soon as it is known, Phone 2-8242,
or address a post card to Student
Periodical Agency, 507 E. Liberty.
Approved Student Sponsored So-
cial Events for the coming week-
Friday, May 13
Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Tau
Omega, Alpha Xi Delta, Congre-
gational-Disc. Guild, Delta Zeta,
Council, Mosher Hall, New Wom-
en's Dorm, Phi Sigma Delta, Zeta
Saturday, May 14
Alpha Kappa Psi, Alpha Omi-
cron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Sigma
Phi, Beta Theta Pi, Betsy Barbour
House, Chi Phi, Delta Delta Del-
ta, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Upsilon,
Fletcher Hall, International Stu-
dents Assn., Kappa Kappa Gam-
ma. NROTC Midshipmen, New-
berry Residence, Phi Delta Phi,
Phi Kappa Psi.
Phi Kappa Tau, Phi Rho Sigma,
Phi Sigma Delta, Phi Sigma Kap-
pa, Prescott House, Sigma Alpha
Epsilon, Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma
Nu, Sigma Phi, Sigma Sigma Phi,
Stockwell Hall, Strauss House
Tau Beta Pi, Theta Delta Chi
Theta Xi, Wenley House, Williams
House, Winchell House, Zeta Psi
Sunday, May 15
Association of Independent Men
Betsy Barbour House, Hayden
House, Ishpeming Club, New
Women's Dorm, Phi Delta Epsilon
Tau Beta Pi, Wilcox League House
Junior and Senior Mechanical En
York Corporation Representa-
tive will interview all the students
formerly signed for interviews Fri.
May 13, 3:30 p.m., 222 W. Engi
neering Building, for summer 194
See the Mechanical Engineerin
Bulletin Board posted at 225 W. '
Eng. Bldg. v
Bureau of Appointments:S
The University of Pittsburgh an- 1
nounces research fellowships in a
the metallurgical engineering de-
partment leading to the M.S. and
Ph.D. degrees for a minimum t
time of two years.-
A representative from the Panr
American World Airways System v
will be in Detroit May 16 through
18, to interview girls for positions 1
as Flight Stewardesses. Reading,
writing, and speaking knowledge
of Spanish or Portuguese is re-
For further information, call atE
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528t
Bureau of Appointments:.
A University in the Southwesta
is in need of a faculty memberI
with work beyond the M.A. in
Geology. There is also a position
for someone, preferably with the
PhD. in Physics-Mathematics.
There is a vacancy in Journal-
ism and Publicity for a person4
with a PhD, in a college in thet
Southwest. There is also a posi-.I
tion in Commerce, for someonet
with a PhD.
For further information, call ate
the Bureau of Appointments.
Bureau of Appointments:
Representative of Camp Cedarz
Lake (Girl Scouts) Chelsea, Michi-
gan, will be here Wed., May 18, to
interview girls for unit heads, na-
ture, waterfront, and music coun-
Opportunity for several men to
work as kitchen helpers at a resort
on Elk Lake.
For further information call at
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Ad-
Saturday, May 14-A represen-
tative from station WCUM, Cum-
berland, Md., will interview can-
didates for positions as -engineer,
copywriter, journalist, music di-
rector and sports announcer. Ap-
pointments must be made on Fri.,,
Tuesday, May 17-A field repre-
sentative from the Travelers In-
surance Co. will be here to inter-
view prospective field assistants.
A representative from the Bank-
er's Life Insurance Co. of Des
Moines, Iowa, will be here to inter-
view men for sales work with their
company in any part of the United
Wednesday, May 18-A repre-
sentative from the Firestone Co.
will be here to interview men for
sales and store manager trainee
For further information and ap-
pointments, call Ext. 371, or call
at the office, 3528 Administration:
Mathematics Lecture: The fourth
-lecture in the Alexander Ziwet
s Lecture series will be given by
Prof. R. H. Fox at 4 p.m., Fri., 3017
- Angell Hall.
University Lecture (in Spanish).
g "Sentido y forma del Barroco como
>ericdo historico." Professor Joa-
Iuin Casalduero, New York Uni-
ersity; auspices of the Depart-
nent of Romance Languages and
ociedad Hispanica. 8 p.m., Fri.,
May 13, Rackham Amphitheatre.
The public is invited.
University Lecture: "The Evolu-
ion of the Universe" (illustrated).
)r. George Gamow, Professor of
Physics, George Washington Uni-
versity; auspices of the Depart-
ment of Astronomy, 8 p.m. Fri.,
May 13, Rackham Lecture Hall.
The public is invited.
Economics Lecture: Dr. Abram
Bergson, Associate Professor of
Economics in the Russian Insti-
tute and Faculty of Political Sci-
ence of Columbia University, will
ecture on "Inequality and Social
Classes in the USSR" Tues., May 17
4:15 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre,
auspices of the Department of
Economics. The public is invited.
Doctoral Examination for Ed-
ward Eugene Irish, Education;
thesis: "A Determination of Mate-
rials Dealing with Soil Conserva-
tion and Suitable for Integration
into Courses of High School Sci-
ence for General Education." 10:30
a.m., Fri., May 13, 4015 University
Doctoral Examination for For-
rest Glenn Averill, Education; the-
sis: "The Development of Public
Education in Grand Rapids, 1826-
1906." 2 p.m., Fri., May 13, 4019
Ujniversity High School. Chair-
man, A. B. Moehlman.
Doctoral Examination for Paul
Franklin Chenea, Engineering Me-
chanics; thesis: "The General
Theory of a Continuous Mediur."
4 p.m., Fri., May 13, 411A W. En-
gineering Bldg. Chairman, H. M.
Doctoral Examination for Har-
old Theodore Towe, Political Sci-
ence; thesis: "The Organization of
a Municipal Corporation in Ohio."
9:30 a.m., Sat., May 14, West
Council Room, Rackham Bldg.
Chairman, A. W. Bromage.
Doctoral Examination for Ibra-
him Abdel Gaafar, Civil Engineer-
ing; thesis: "The Analysis of
Hipped Plate Structures Consid-
ering the Relative Displacements
of the Joints," 10:30 a.m., Sat.
May 14, 315 W. Engineering Bldg.
Chairman: L. C. Maugh.
Doctoral Examination for Ed-
gar Lane, Political Science; the-
sis: "Statutory Regulation of Lob-
bying in the United States, witl
Special Reference to the Federa
Regulation of Lobbying Act 01
1946." 10:45 a.m., Sat., Mayk14
West Council Room, Rackhan
Bldg. Chairman. J. W. Lederle.
Persons planning to take Chem
istry 234, "Physicochemical Meth-
ods in Analytical Chemistry," dur-
ing the coming summer sessio
should make arrangements wit
Dr. Willard, 208 Chemistry Bldg.
or W. C. Bigelow, 409 Chemistry
before the close of the current se
Student Recital: Mary Lown,
organist, will present a program at
3 p.m., Fri., May 13, Hill Audito-
rium. Compositions: Buxtehude,
Bach, Mozart, Bingham, and Du-
pre. Miss Lown is a pupil of Fred-
erick Marriott; given in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for
the Bachelor of Music degree, the
program will be open to the pub-
Michigan Interscholastic Press
Association Conference, auspices
of the Department of Journalism.
General session. Address, "Wash-
ington and America's World Re-
sponsibility," Marquis Childs,
Washington correspondent. Unit-
ed Feature Syndicate, 10:30 a.m.,
Rackham Lecture Hall.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society pre-
sents "Patience," Friday and Sat-
urday, 8 p.m., Pattengill Audito-
rium, Ann Arbor High School.
Wolverine Club Flash Card
Committee: Meet at 2 p.m., Union.
Canterbury Club: 4-6 p.m. Tea
and Open House for all students
and their friends. Bus for Holiday
House leaves at 5 p.m.
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Get Acquainited .
To the Editor:
THE MIDWEST Federation of
Campus Co-ops which is hav-
ing its conference in Ann Arbor
this weekend, represents student
groups from twelve campuses in
the midwest states. Conferences, at
which cooperators discuss mutual
problems, have been held since
1943, in this region as well as in
others throughout the country.
What makes this week's confer-
ence unique is the fact that an
attempt has been made to focus
attention on co-ops' place in the
community. Cooperation will be
discussed as it affects the student,
the wage earner, and the consumer
On each of these three aspects
of cooperation. one or more speak-
ers will be on hand who are qual-
ified to speak on the basis of long
experience. Deans Walter and
Bromage will speak on University
Relations with Co-ops at the Sat-
urday morning panel.
Unions and Cooperatives will be
the subject of a talk by Victor
Reuther, Educational Director of
the UAW-CIO, which has been in-
strumental in building a series of
co-op stores in the Detroit area.
On Saturday afternoon, Jerry
Voorhis, for ten years a member
of Congress, and now Executive
Secretary of the Cooperative
League of the U.S.A., will speak on
Progress of Consumer Coopera-
tives. His talk will provide the co-
ops' answer to many questions
asked by all of us consumers.
A "get acquainted" party will be
held at Owen House on Friday
night, and a picnic and informal
dance at the Pittsfield Grange
on Saturday. To these social events
the co-ops. as usual, extend a
hearty welcome to all.
At the panel discussions, how-
ever, we urge everyone to attend
because we honestly believe you
may find out how consumer
ownership and control can be
applied, and has been applied
successfully for many years, to
enterprises which supply room,
board, or books to students, such
items as groceries and credit to
wage earners, and everything
from food to housing projects
to all consumers.
We hope you will get acquainted
with the Co-ops this weekend.
President, Midwest Federa-
tion of Campus Co-ops.
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
THE GILBERT and Sullivan Society's ven-
ture into the realm of pure, unadulter-
ated aestheticism was a pure, uadulterated
success. Cast-singing, dancing and acting,
costumes and settings made the always pop-
ular "Patience" easily one of the top mu-
sical productions presented on campus this
Hampered only by the usual first night
stumbles - and they were unusually few-
the story of the naive "you're-too-good-
for-me dairymaid," the two poets, the
decaying Lady Jane and the twenty moan-
ing, mooning maidens and their dragoons
was presented In near professional manner.
With as fine a starring cast as the pro-
duction held, it is difficult to single out
any one as the best. Carol Neilson, in the
title role gave a sprightly and convincingly
"modest, pure and innocent" acting per-
formance, but excelled mainly in her sing-
ing. Sweet and always true, her voice was
neover forc'ed and lent itself perfectly to her
The massive, but ever loving Jane, received
excellent treatment in the hands of Mrs.
Norton, providing a good share of the gen-
eral hilarity. (Don't miss her delicate pluck-
ing of a bass viol.) Albert Johnson, of Froggy
Bottom fame, turned a sparkling interpreta-
tion of the "Idyllic" poet-Patience's child-
hood sweetheart-in both his "Ah-I-am-so-
beautiful" and "bank-holiday-young-man"
manifestations, but, as usual in these per-
formances, it is Jim Ueberhorst who draws
the loudest applause and the most laughs.
As Dick Deadeye in last year's production
of "Pinafore" and as Wilfred in "The Yeo-
man of the Guard" he was tops, but as the
"fleshly" poet Bunthorne in the current
production, he has outdone himself.
His portrayal of the aesthetic sham was
perfection-from his dull chartreuse. vel-
vet (early English, by all means) costume
and his green tinted face (lighting, I
think, not makeup) to his appropriately
ungraceful but thoroughly aesthetic antics
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