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SUNDAY, MAY 15, 1949

_ ._ _ _

Women's Hours

RESTRICTIONS put on women students
are truly despicable, in that they inter-
fere with the dictates of freedom, Freud and
fun-making. But the University is working
on the premise that activities of pre-closing
hours would be pursued further if women's
closing hours were extended.
It stands to reason that they would be
pursued, for what red-blooded American
girl would not be out indulging her im-
pulses into the wee hours, if she were
given the chance.
Few normal coeds prefer the prospects of
reading a textbook to bending elbows with
some bright youth or escaping from their
collegiate existence via the movie-screen.
There's little motivation to tiring one's brain
on homework or going to sleep early when
there's any possibility of rounding out one's
personality with all manner of amusements,
refreshments and companions.
, In this department, the University seems
to have shown a little foresight, and set up
fery displeasing closing-hours. Before con-
demning the administration for such restric-
tion, students should imagine what they'd
do with a few more free hours each week.
Can every woman student say she would
Use those extra hours in pursuing tasks
Which would heighten her intellectual prow-
ess? I don't think so, and the University
doesn't think so either.


Cola . .
THE. CONTROVERSY about allowing wo-
men SL members unlimited late per-
mission points up the ridiculousness of the
whole system of women's hours.
The idea that anybody over eighteen
years of age has to be told when to come
in at night shows thorough disrespect for
their ability to govern their actions intel-
The reason advanced for having college
women come in at regulated hours is that
they will have time to study. But week hours
are set at ten-thirty. If you started study-
ing at that hour, you'd be up till the small
hours of the morning. Any doctor or psy-
chologist will tell you how much such study-
ing iis worth.
What it amounts to for most co-eds is
merely forcing them to gulp supper so
that they can make the seven o'clock
The whole system is paradoxical. Parents
wouldit permit their children to go to col-
lege away from home unless they had con-
fidence in their ability to act intelligently
enough to take care of themselves. And the'
reason most students go away to college is
to get a chance to act for themselves. Yet
women students are not allowed the privi-
lege of deciding if they can afford to stay
out later than ten-thirty (or eleven, or
twelve-thirty, for that matter) or whether
they had better not go out at all that night.
What it amouns to for co-eds fortunate
enough to live in nearby cities is going home
on weekends so they can stay out as long
as they are enjoying themselves-whether
it be ten o'clock or two.
Perhaps some argument could be ad-
vanced for regulating the lives of freshman
women somewhat. Perhaps it could be ar-
gued that they are new to college and their
new freedom, and need a period of adjust-
But there is no valid argument for
regulating upperelass women on campus.
That women-some of whom are past
twenty-one, eligible to vote and drink-
need to ,be told to come in at night is
rather insulting.
For ithat matter, there is no reason why
women should be so regulated, and men not.
-Phoebe Feldman.

Nor will students crusading for abolish-
ment of women's hours get much support
from parents. Families send their offspring
to college, trusting in their judgment to an
extent, but after dark most parents would
rather trust in the University's judgment
in their children's farsightedness.
Women's hours do hamper activity, and
much red-tape must be gone through to get
an individual extension of the deadline. But
in the long run, any marked loosening in
the University's restriction on women would
put too great a strain on the will power of
the average coed to attend to her primary
aim in coming to college--book-larnin.'
-Fran Ivick
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
qnd represent the views of the writers only.
Impor tai
I AM NOT VERY GOOD at writing com-
mercials, even free ones, but I urge you by
all rheans to'see="Ho me of the Bravea:'< This..
film will not solve the Negro problem, and
it doesn't pretend to, but that is no criti-
cism, since playwrights' answers are not
usually decisive, anyway. What's important
is that it sets the movies to talking about
the position of the Negro in our life. Any
film that does that has' got to be important,
and it is doubly important in 1949, because
it indicates that perhaps we are not going
downhill into reaction as completely as we
thought, and that maybe our health is better
than we knew.
THE THING IS that the question of race
relations isthe key to how we stand with
ourselves and with our consciences in this
post-war period. If race relations deterior-
ate, or even stand still, and if the subject
finds little mention in key mediums, that
will demonstrate beyond question that we
have sunk into a kind of numb rightist
If, in the movies of the middle of this cen-
tury, no American has a race problem (just
as, in the movies, no American ever has a
pimple) that will be a sign that, in addition
to -whatever else we may be fleeing from, we
are fleeing from ourselves. If, however, these
subjects come to the forefront of our atten-

nt'T rend
tion, and stay there, that will be a sign that
we are trying to find the right way to live,
instead of merely trying to live-and the
latter occupation is much inferior to the
KNOW that other movies on the Negro
problem are being projected, and that
there have been fine films on anti-Semitism,
and, what it all adds up to is that the movies
are finding out that fleeing from ourselves
is, onjthe whole, not very entertaining.
All our good novelists, from F. Scott
Fitzgerald on, have been given testimony
that the periods in which we have most
devotedly tried to flee from ourselves, such
as the Twenties, are precisely the periods
in which we have succeeded only in boring
ourselves silly.
There is a fallacy embedded in the enter-
tainment business, and it runs to the effect
that the only way you can stir up the peo-
ple's interest is to present them with ma-
terial that is in no way important to them.
The makers of "Home of the Brave" have
discovered that, in terms of creating fasci-
nated attention, an important theme is at
least as good as two additional script writers
and the loan of a star. The answer to Holly-
wood's economic problems may even be in-
volved, for important themes are the only
elements in picture making which have not
gone up in price.
(Copyright, 1949, New York Post Corporation)

ERROL GARNER IS ONE of the few jazz
musicians who can play a well known
tune without completely disguising the mel-
ody-and still keep his pianistics above the
plane of sheer monotony. Garners I Cover
the Waterfront (Savoy, 688), is serious but
light, simple but intriguing and altogethe;
a beautifully-performed rendition of a good
tune. We can say, sans tongue in cheek. that
Garner is the most "unlaxed" pianist in the
music business, and both sides of this disc
offer good example of his lag tempo piano
The reverse side, Penthouse Serenade, is
capable of producing a few good laughs if
Garner isn't taken too seriously. The rhythm
accompaniment is almost completely ig-
nored by Errol who moves along at his own
pace. This man Garner has a wonderful
sense of humor and couples this attribute
with good taste in what he does with wha
he plays.
STAN HASSLEGARD, Swedish clarinetist
who was killed last year in an automo-
bile accident, caused not a little comment
from fellow musicians before his death. His
tasty clarinet improvisions were the freshest
things to come from that instrument since
BG made a name for himself in the music
world during the thirties.
Sweet and Hot Mop backed by the oldie,
I'll Never Be the Same (Capitol, 15302) are
two numbers that were released a short
time after Stan's death.
His clarinet solos and ensemble work
with his All-Star Six vouch for the Hassle-
gard capabilities. Mop is a clever tune that
enjoys the interpretations of pianist, Arnold
Ross, and vibes star, Red Norvo. Ross dab-
bles in a few Errol Garnerisms on the piano
and gives the side a little added punch.
Norvo does his better work on the reverse
** *
NAT KING COLE'S TRIO, which has un-
dergone many changes since we last
caught his show, has come out with two
sides that speak for themselves; that's large-
ly because Nat limbers his vocal chords on
every available inch of shellac.
Don't Cry, Cry Baby and If You Stub Your
Toe on the Moon (Capitol, 15418) are two
novel tunes that could stand a little more
of the Cole piano and a little less devotion
to the lyrics.
Baby is done quite well, and though Nat's
singing is not at all displeasing, we would
like to hear him play more piano; the little
piano work that is done on the disc is good,
but there's not enough of it. Moon is an-
other one of those ballads with somewhat in-
consequential lyrics. It has a lot of possi-
bilities, however, and will probably be a
nickle grabber in the juke boxes.
* * *
DAVE LAMBERT, well known co-origina-
tor of the bebopscat style of singing
has been trying to form vocal groups that
might perpetuate his bop ideas. Hawaiian
War Chant and the all too familiar, Always
(Cpitol, 57-60001) are the results of his
first attempts with a vocal group of this
sort. Chant produces some novel effects but
is musically uninteresting.
Dave is apparently trying very hard to
put this sort of thing across to the public;
we like his work with Buddy Stewart
much better.
Always seems promising for the first few
bars, but the promise is soon destroyed by a
lot of mickey work by the group. The ar-
rangement is fairly simple with the scatting
accomplished in unison for the most part; a
"flatted fifth" creeps in ocasionally to'main-
tain the modern touch. We feel that we
could have expected a great deal more from
both arrangements than Lambert offered.
-John Osmundsen.

liar Listed
DESPITE CHARGES of "too lush" and
"too cheap," the state-owned, Univer-
sity-administered Veterans Readjustment
Center will now be able to continue its pio-
neer work in curing Michigan veterans'
neuroses and maladjustments.
It took a three-weeks' public pressure
campaign to do it, but anxious clinic pa-
tients, veterans' organizations and private
citizens saw their efforts prove fruitful in
restoring the clinic's $250,000 operating
Faced with financial death and a possible
July 1 closing, the Center had found itself
in a precarious position. Patients were con-
fronted with the alarming choice of resum-
ing treatment at less specialized community
institutions, or simply packing up for home.
Patient sentiment was equally divided be-
tween dread and hopeful anxiety.
During these last few weeks, patients
and clinic workers alike have gotten a
good scare, but a totally undeserved one.
Now that one, and the most formidable,
barrier has been lifted, the remaining prob-
lem is whether or not the State Senate will
approve the measure. And if the veteran
and mental hygiene progress mean anything
at all today, the legislators have no other
recourse but to put a final stamp of approval
on the continuance of these funds.
-Don Kotite

-Daily-Bill Hampton

(Continued from Page 3)
sales and store manager trainee
Thursday, May 19-A represen-
tative from Winkelman's Dept.
Store in Detroit will be here to
interview men and women for the
management training program in
their stores.
For further information and ap-
pointments, call Ext. 371, or call
at the office, 3528 Administration
The United States Civil Service,
Commission announces examina-
tions for Architect, Physical Sci-
ence Administrator, Research Con-
tact Administrator, and Scientific
Research Administrator.
The 7th United States Civil
Service Region announces an ex-
amination for probational appoint-
ment to the position of chemist to
fill positions in Illinois, Michigan,
and Wisconsin.
'The Connecticut State Person-
nel Department announces an ex-
amination for Senior Case Worker.
The Pennsylvania State Civil
Service Commissionannounces ex-
aminations for various positions
i the field of Statistics.
Further information concerning
the above may be obtained at the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Ad-
ministration Bldg.
Sales Work:
The Houdaille-Hershey Manu-
facturing Co. of Buffalo, N.Y., has
an opening for a mechanical or in-
dustrial engineer for sales work in
the Detroit area. Applicant should
be 24-28, either a native of Detroit
or with previous experience in the
automobile industry. Interested
candidates should contact J. C.
Brennan, Ext. 371, or stop in the
office, 3528 Administration Bldg.
Summer Work:
A representative of Cedar Lake
Camp (Wayne Area Girl Scouts)
Chelsea, Mich., will be at the Bu-
reau of Appointments Wed., May
18, to interview girls for positions
as unit heads, waterfront, music,
nature. For appointment, call ex-
tension 2614 or call at 3528 Ad-
ministration Bldg.
Opportunity for residents of
Buffalo, N.Y., area to work on Col-
lege Board of a Buffalo depart-
ment store.
For further information con-
cerning the above, call at 3528 Ad-
ministration Bldg.
University Community Center:
Willow Village
Sun., May 15, Interdenomina-
tional church program: 10:45 a.m.,
church service and nursery; 4:30
p.m., discussion group; 5:30 p.m.,
pot-luck supper; 3:30 p.m., Fac-
ulty Wives' Club and families -
Tues., May 17, 8 p.m., Wives'
Club. Election of officers. Jeanne
Rockwell will speak on Home
Planning. All interested persons
Wed., May 18, 8 p.m., Ceramics.
Thurs., May 19, 8 p.m., Ceram-
ics. Water-color class.
University Lecture: "Strobo-
scopic X-ray Defraction of Oscil-
lating Crystals." Raymond Pepin-

sky, Research Professor of Physics,
Alabama Polytechnic Institute;
auspices of the Department of
Chemistry. 4 p.m., Mon., May 16,
1300 Chemistry Bldg.
University Lecture: "Electronic
C&mputation and Crystal Struc-
ture Analysis." Raymond Pepin-
sky, Research Professor of Physics,
Alabama Polytechnic Institute;
auspices of the Department of
Chemistry. 8 p.m., Mon., May 16,
1300 Chemistry Bldg.
The Roger S. Morris Lecture:
"Moral Problems in the Practice
of Medicine," Willard L. Sperry,
Dean of the Divinity School, Har-
vard University; auspices of the
Medical School and the Roger S.
Morris Lectureship in Medicine,
4:15 p.m., Tues., May 17, Rackham
Lecture Hall.
The Alexander Zewit Lectures in
Mathematics on "Three Dimen-
sional Topology with Special Ref-
erence to Knots and Links" by
Professor R. H. Fox of Princeton
University will be given Tues., May
17, 4 p.m.; Wed., May 18, 3 p.m.;
Thurs., May 19, 4 p.m.; and Fri.,
May 20, 4 p.m., 3017 Angell Hall.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Ar-
thur Eugene Staebler, Zoology;
thesis: "A Comparative Life His-
tory Study of the Downy and
Hairy Woodpeckers (Dendrocopos
pubescens and Dendrocopos vil-
losus)." 9 a.m., Mon., May 16, 3091
Natural Science Bldg. Chairman,
J. Van Tyne.
Doctoral Examination for Wilma
Marie Inskip, Psychology; thesis:
"The Effect of Speech Disturb-
ances of Certain Training Proce-
dures Based on the Emergent Spe-
cificity Theory." 2:30 p.m., Mon.,
May 16, 2006 Angell Hall. Chair-
man, J. F. Shepard.
Doctoral Examination for Philip
I. Sperling, Psychology; thesis:
"Attitude Dispersion and Its Per-
ception as Related to Satisfaction
with a Group Product." 3:30 p.m.
Mon., May 16, East Council Room
Rackham Bldg. Chairman, T. M
Doctoral Examination for Frank-
lin Keith Killian, Education; the-
sis: "Flint's Fiscal Capacity to
Support Secondary and Advanced
Education," 2 p.m., Tues., May
17, 4019 University High School
Chairman, A. B. Moehlman.
School of Education Testing
Program results may be picked up
Monday and Tuesday, May 16 and
17, 1431 University Elementary
Carillon Recital: Percival Price'
recital at 2:15 Sunday afternoon
May 15, will include: Four Negr'
spirituals, Sonata for 47 Bells by
Professor Price, and War Marci
of the Priests by Mendelssohn.
Organ Program: Seven Schoo
of Music students will participat
in a program of organ music a
8 p.m., Tues., May 17, Hill Audi
torium, to determine a represen
tative from this area to compet
in the National Open Competitio

The Term Paper

The Daily accords its readers the
privilege of submitting letters for
pubication 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 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.
Out of Order . .
To the Editor:
THE HEADLINE in that recent
article on discrimination at the
Lawyers Club was clearly out of
order. The article was unneces-
sary to begin with, and the head-
line was misleading and untrue.
The policy at the Lawyers Club
is surely the finest that one could
ask for. There is no discrimina-
tion of any sort at the club. Nor
is there even a "hint" of it. The
article itself contained nothing
that would lead one to think oth-
erwise-but the headline made a
presumption based on nothing.
As a member of the Club I
would like to have an apology ten-
dered by The Daily to Miss Bo-
zarth, the. Board of Governors.
and the entire membership of the
Club for the misleading headline
and its implications.
-Ronald Greenberg.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Apology is hereby
offered the readers of The Daily for
the editorialized headline. The night
editor has been duly chastised.)
* * *
What's Your Trouble?
To the Editor:
For Stanley Dole:
What's your trouble, son?
Is someone trying to take your
Yo-Yo from you, or is it the warm
weather that's got you down?
-Phil Licht.
Dead Week.. ..
To the Editor:
I BELIEVE that a period of re-
laxation just prior to final ex-
aminations would be conducive tc
better grades on the finals and t
the better health of the students-
and would undoubtedly appeal t
the students.
There seems to be an increase ir
the amount of time required fo'
studying and preparing for classe:'
in order to keep abreast of the stiff
student competition. I don't mear
to imply that suchna great educa-
tional institution as Michigar
should lower the scholastic re-
quirements; however, I think tha
the following plan which is prac-
ticed at another state universit
would be appropriate here al
The last week of classes prio
to final exams shall be designated
"Dead Week." During that week
these practices are not permissible
1-The giving of bluebooks o:
written reviews covering more thar,
that day's assignment.
2-The giving of any part of a
final examination.
These assignments must be
handed in before the beginning of
Dead Week:
1-Term papers, including aP
essays, theses, synopsis, and the
2-Term projects, including any
type of project which is assigned
for completion outside regular
class hours.
These practices are permittec
during:Dead Week:
1-Assigning advance wor
daily, including problems, and th
giving. of a short quiz covering the
assignmet for that day.
2-Giving postponed bluebook

for individual students who pre-
sent acceptable excuses for not
having taken the regular bluebook
3-Accepting postponed paper
and projects from students wh(
present acceptable excuses for de-
If such a plan were inaugurated.
the students would have more time
to cram for their final exams-all
of them equally well. This week o:
comparative inactivity would al-
low the midnight oil-burners suf-
ficient time to be prepared or at
s least to review a semester's work
, And the "brains" could go out and
o revive "Old School Spirit."
-Roy McElhaney

Reply to Bershad .. .
To the Editor:
1'AN IT BE TIAT there are two
Encyclopedia Brittanicas? Or
do those who have been duped like
Hy Bershad have their own pri-
vate version to help them continue
distorting the facts?
Recently I had pointed out to
Bershad that he used two refer-
ences that completely contradicted
each other. He called my analysis
of his contradictions "picayune"
and insisted that documentary evi-
dence clearly labels Cardinals Se-
redi and Mindszenty as anti-Sem-
Accusing me of "deliberately ig-
noring the salient facts in the
case," he referred me to the "En-
cyclopedia Brittanica" for further
proof of Cardinal Seredi's anti-
Semitic activities.
However, Bershad most likely
never had the discretion to check
an these references so readily sup-
plied to him by his so-called
"friends."nHow thoroughly duped
,an a man be?
Page 666 of my (that's yours
too, but not Bershad's) Encyclo-
pedia Britannica Book of the Year
-1946 notes:
"Cardinal Seredi was as early
as 1934 an outspoken opponent of
Naziism. By lawra member of the
Hungarian upper house, he fre-
quently denounced anti-Semitic
laws from that platform and used
avery opportunity to attack racial
However, Bershad still insists
hat the Encyclopedia will prove
iim out. Three strikes and out,
that is.
I hope that Bershad will realize
what a fool his "liberal" friends
are making of him when he so
readily spouts for them their ac-
It is regrettable that Bershad
considers an errort against logic
"'picayune." Such distorted think-
ing does explain, however, the
ridiculous mistake he made in
iis April 14 letter, and other mis-
akes. so common in his previous
-Richard F. Schults.
~nquiry .. .
To the Editor:
RE THE Holland-Friedman con-
troversy. into which Mr. Jans
of the Student Legislature has in-
jected his explanatory letter: I
confess that, like the late Will
Rogers, all I know about the SL
is what I read in The Daily, but
Mr. Jans' concluding remark to
the effect that until the minority
in which Mr. Holland finds him-
self can become the majority, it
can do no more than talk, prompts
his inquiry:
When you come right down to
it, what can the majority in the
SL do but talk?
-E. Gaines Davis, Jr.

Letters to the Editor-


Arts Festival.

. 0

ITHE ARTS TODAY," a lecture by James
Johnson Sweeney, art critic, the Sym-
phony in B, by Leslie Bassett, and an art
exhibit of representative student works
opened the first session of the Student Arts
Festival yesterday afternoon in the League
The Symphony in B, by Leslie Bassett,
student of the School of Music, deserves
a place high among the creative efforts
of contemporary composers. It is a well
thought out work of four movements; the
third and fourth movements merge so that
the effect of the latter is almost an up-
beat or prelude to the last.
These aspects of a first impression stand
cilear: an interesting rhythmic cross-play set
against a consistent meter in the first, third
and fourth movements, and brilliant use
of the brass section for effects and variety

Glee Club Concert-..
UNDER THE SUPERB direction of Prof.
Philip A. Duey, the Men's Glee Club
enthusiastically presented a varied program
of vocal perfection last night before a highly
receptive audience at Hill Auditorium, in
the Club's 91st Annual Concert.
Frorm the traditional opening strains of
A. A. Stanley's "Laudes Atque Carmina" to
the closing lines of the "Yellow and Blue,"
precision in presentation and mellowness
of tone captured the appreciation of the au-
The pianissimo was notably outstanding,
especially in the traditional 16th century
canon, "Dona Nobis Pacem," and the
Michigan melody, "When No One Asks."
It remained for Duey's incomparable ar-
rangement entitled "Beauty Parade," how-
ever, to completely win over the music lov-
ers of Ann Arbor. The selection was sung
to waltz, jazz and dirge tempos and its

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in Organ Playing sponsored by the
American Guild of Organists. The
students are Ruth Oberholtzer,
Elizabeth Robinson, William Mc-
Gowan, Patricia Baumgarten, Al-
lene Knighten, James Chapman,
and Lorraine Jones. The public is
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