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New Tactics

CERTAINLY NOBODY would be more sur-
prised than the Russians if the United
States counted its atom bombs and sent
them a neatly typed report of the results,
as they proposed Tuesday before the UN
Security Council.
At the same time, the Red resolution
called for a one-third cut in armaments
of the five great powers, a somewhat less
startling and controversial point.
While one should never discount the pos-
sibility that the Soviet proposal is sincere,
it probably is the latest tactic in the de-
fense pact phase of the cold war.
In fact the resolution kindly warned the
Security Council of "the creation of a
number of groups of states. . . who are
aiming at imposing their aggressive policy
on other countries . . ." a reference to the
proposed North Atlantic Defense Pact. Unit-
ed States UN Delegate Austin, catching the
implication, said such a pact is entirely
within the limits of the UN charter.
Possibly the Russians will find the pro-
posal handy for home consumption: if
the Western Powers reject it, they can
be made to seem "warlike" by turning
down this peaceable armament resolution.
Certainly international atomic control is
desirable, but had the Reds really wanted
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

to sing in key with the Western Powers
on the matter, they would have cooperated
with them in the UN's Atomic Eenrgy
All the nations on it favored passage of
the American (Baruch) plan for atomic
control but the Russians, finding this "an
American plan to shackle Russia" (Gro-
myko's words), submitted their own plan
which was, in the eyes of the other coun-
tries, totally inadequate.
Feeling that it was speedily getting no-
where because of the Russian objection to
the American plan, the Commission de-
cided last May to call it quits, but the
Russians vetoed this, forcing the issue to be
brought to the Security Council for a vote.
So the Commission submitted the Amer-
ican plan to the Council where (surprise)
the Russians promptly vetoed it.
The two specific objections to the So-
viet plan were 1. It permitted use of the
veto in the Security Council and 2. It re-
quired the United States to get rid of its
A bombs before the system went into
Certainly in this day and age other arma-
ment is hardly seen in the shadow of atomic
weapons so that if other disarmament
measures are passed but no atomic control
measure likewise passed, the former is as
useful as a wooden bullet.
One dim ray of hope remains: the Rus-
sians did not veto a move to send the
problem to the UN General Assembly. Here
the Russians again will have a chance to
unite with the West in forming an interna-
tional atomic enotrol plan.
-John Davies.


At the State...

ginia Mayo and Bruce Bennett. (At any
rate, they don't talk with Bennett).
ALL OF WHICH GOES to show that a
pretty slick vehicle can be slapped to-
gether even from defective parts.
Here we have a sleek 1949 model B-
grade comedy-drama replete with all the
usual unfortunate fixtures-but with one
happy exception: withg amazement and
chagrin we're forced to admit that this
particular deal is reasonably smooth, co-
herent, and entertaining.
If one cares to shred the cabbage, it is
readily apparent that no single leaf exhibits
much class. Virginia Mayo's gamut of emo-
tional response runs from A to B; Bruce
Bennett is about as natural and composed
as a professor facing his first class of the
new term; the rest of the common-or-gar-
den-variety players register all the enthus-
iasmiof students bound for eight o'clocks.
Nonetheless, the familiar story of so-
phisticated ladies, big gamblers, unworthy
lovers, and ill-advised, gun-play makes
for fairly potent ennui remedy.
We seriously doubt that it'll give anyone
indigestion at the Academy Award dinner.
But it is, at least, considerably better than
some of the "good" picture we've been de-
luded and snared into attending lately.
Also ran-a neat "This is America" docu-
mentary of blockaded Berlin, perhaps a
little over-impassioned, but absorbing and
-Bob White.

At the Michigan...
all of them wide open.
EVERYONE EXCEPT the Anthropology
Department will thoroughly enjoy this
It turns out to be a pretty stirring victory
for the Powers of Darkness in the person
of Edward G. Robinson, a man in intimate
contact with the Supernatural.
This is the type of film you would do
well to invite your best girl to see. It is
just eerie enough to give one of you pro-
tective urges. And in case your best girl
is busy, there is always Gail Russell, who
besides being very pretty is decently scared
in a most desirable way throughout the
The picture includes a refreshing lack of
As a matter of fact, the plot and the act-
ing here are secondary. All you need to do
is feel yourself into Robinson's tantalizting
power to see terror and tragedy before it
strikes. This is not, however, a horror pic-
ture. It grips your sympathetic nervous sys-
tem solely through the awful worry and
anxiety it engenders.
In addition to the top-notch feature,
the shorts are excellent, especially the,'d
sophisticated whimsy of the cartoon,
"Robin Hoodlum."
It appears that the Michigan Theatre is
trying to make amends for the early part
of the week. They have succeeded admir-
-Perry Logan.

THERE ARE MANY old fables about peo-
ple who prepare traps and snares for
others, only to fall into them themselves.
Cartoons about dentists going to other dent
ists have made the pages of numerous na
tional magazines.
The Board of Regents will add its bit to
those legends.
Wednesday night the Regents and Re-
gent candidates were invited by the Sty-
dent Legislature to attend an all campus
meetiitg - to be held on campus next
month "if possible." Of course, the Re-
gents election is in April and the appear-
ance of the candidates naturally would
come under the political speakers ban.
Since the Regents have, decided that po-
litical speakers are "personae non grata"
around here, the meeting would have to be
held off campus.
The Regent candidates would find them-
seleves in the company of many other im-
portant people who were denied permission
to speak on campus because of the political
speakers clause. It might be embarrassing
for Dean Walter when he has to tell the
Legislature that the Regent candidates
which may include two present Regents
cannot speak on campus.
All of this assumes that the Regents
and Regent candidates will accept the
SL invitation to come to Ann Arbor and
give students a chance to "Know Your
Regents."' As of now, we can only hope'
that they will all come. The meeting will
take place if only two of the four show
The Regents have had the political speak-
ers ban under consideration since last No-
vember. After both faculty and students
formally protested, they finally got around
to setting up 'a committee to study it.
Wednesday's Legislature action will give
the Regents and candidates a chance to
see the ban in action on themselves.
THE SL PROPOSALS to the Regents, of-
fered last December and shrouded in
secrecy ever since have finally been pub-
lished. They were withheld up to now out
of consideration for the Regents. Campus
political leaders felt that the Regents would
get the impression that students were t'ying
to pressure the Board by publication of the
proposals. -v
But they have decided, rightly. that te
time for quiet waiting is passed, that, now.,
some action from the Regents must be
forthcoming, one way or another.
And they decided this in a mature way
which would undoubtedly surprise a lot
of people in high places. Anyone w1o
attended the Legislature meeting Wedns-
day would realize that the students we
elected are not a "bunch of eager kids"
as "Some People" in high places would
seem to think, but a group of rapidly ma-
turing young citizens.
I hope the Regents and candidates come
to Ann Arbor, even if they have to speak
off campus. It will give them the chance to
"Know Their Students" which they sorely
-Al Blumrosen.
Suspen sw'..l
BELGRADE-There are important signs
here that a new era will shortly open
in Marshal Tito's foreign policy. Having
broken irrevocably with the Kremlin, he

cannot permanently remain in total iso-
lation, suspended like Mahomet's coffin be-
tween the Soviet and Western world. And
since he cannot return to his old friends
in the East without literally imperiling his
neck, it is logical that Marshal Tito should
begin to think about making. new friends
in the West.
As long ago as last summer, leading
Yugoslavs informed American and British
officials that their country would need
help to maintain its independence. But
this was done almost conspiratorially,
with many pleas that Washington and
London should not "embarrass" Marshal
Tito by showing open friendship.
The wisest diplomacy will be needed if
the opportunity is to be successfully seized.
In previous reports in this space, the flavor
of a successful religious heresy in Yugo-
slavia's declaration of national independence
has already been emphasized. And as with
all bands of heretics, the Yugoslav leaders
differ widely among themselves in the
lengths they go in rejecting their former
Specifically there are some, like the Vice-
Premierv,'Eduard Kardeli. and the - chief
state planner, Boris Kidric, who still be-
lieve the Kremlin propaganda about "Amer-
ican imperialism," even after their own
casting out, with bell, book and candle, by
the Kremlin's Cominform.
On the other hand, the majority of
Yugoslav leaders, including Marshal Tito
himself, his chief political theorist, Moshe
Piade, his powerful Interior Minister,
Aleksander Rankovic, and his foreign pol-
icy technician, Ales Bebler. appear to be

"While I'm WaitingI 'l Just Look Around A Lit,.

Letters to the Editor
The Daily accords its readers the trench itself this year without th
privilcge of submitting letters for slightest legal basis for such pow
pulication in this column. Subject er. Even the hypocritical "excuse
iaicy istopublish in tie order in which given last year cannot be used tt
they are received all letters bearing justify their action at this ea.rl
the writer's signature and address. date, when it is obviously feasibl
Letters exceeding 300 words, repeti- to hold a campus election.
tions letters anid letters of a defama- There is still timhe to see to i'
tory character or such letters which that the mistake of last year I
for any other reason are not in good
taste will not be published. The not repeated. T feel that the NSA
editors reserve the privilege of con- is a worthwhile organization ant
densing letters. I am proud that Michigan is i
member. But, I feel that if w
cannot abide by the constitutiol
L and NSA of the NSA we should withdravw
-Gellert A. Seel
To the Editor: 1
It seems to me that once again
the Student Legislature is to Movie Goer
break faith with the National Stu- To the Editor:
dents Association and with the There is a very good reason wh
student body. As a 'member of I do not like to go to the moviea
NSA, the University has a pri- I am often terrified by the seem
mary obligation of abiding by the ing lack of emotional respons
constitution of the NSA. shown by American audiences. B
Last year the SL, either through it a well put humorous turn or
ignorance of the facts or through sardonic disclosure it is so ofte
willful diregard thereof, violated met by an entire silence as thoug
its obligations. This violation, the company watching it wer
breaking faith with the student blind.
body, was the decision of the SL And I know for certain it
last year to elect the delegates to not so. The attention is not in
the national NSA conventions by terrupted by individuals makin
means of the SL cabinet. Accord- disturbing noises indicative C
ing to the NSA constitution, when boredom.
feasible, elections must be on a Take the picture shown Satur
campus wide basis; election by day at the Orplieum called "Th7
the SL being a last resort (indeed Last Chance." The show wa
there is not even mention of fur- packed (mirabile dictu). Unt
ther subrogating the power to the Caesar and Cleopatra this plac
cabinet of the SL. was fairly vacant. Not only a fu
Last year the SL maintained house but mostly students. Th
that "election was not feasible." scene comes up where the refu
The reason which was given was gees are fleeing toward the Swi,
that there "wasn't any time" to border over the snow covere
hold an election after the pro- mountainous terrain, going in sir
crastination of the legislature in gle file. Each is carrying who
setting the date for an election little possessions he owns in su
had made the election impracti- cases, bags, etc. They are dresse
cal. Evidently the idea of incor- in clothes poorly suited for tb
porating the election of the NSA encounter with the elements. Tb
representatives and the Student general idea is that they are tak
Legislators did not occur to the ing with them what they thir
representatives. Nor did anyone' will help them in the struggle fR
venture an idea on why it is feas- survival. The professor loses h
ible to elect J-op committeemen hold on the suitcase as he is figh
I adot JHmNSA delegates.ing the blizzard. It slides dow
and not hill and comes open. The wir
At any rate, despite the feelings blowsawytescoenT hin
which its decision made last year, but away the contents, nothi
this year the SL is evidently goinga spr cwien paper. Not ev
to practice its fraud again. Hav-
ing usurped the power to name B the audience corlacer
the elegtesto NA lst yarThere is not even the silencec
the delegates to NSA last year, tension to indicate that the iror
the c"i'"et intends to further en- .. ..

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Those interested in residing in
a French, Spanish or German
house will also receive informa-
tion upon request at the Office of
the Dean of Women. -
Approved Social Events for the
Coming Weekend:
February 11
Graduate Education Club, Vic-
to- Vaughan
February 12
Alpha Kappa Kappa, Beta
Theta Pi, Cong. Disciples Guild,
Ccoley House, Delta Tau Delta,
Lambda Chi Alpha, Les Voya-
geurs,, Mich. Christian Fellow-
ship, Phi Alpha Kappa, Phi Rho
February 13
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Bowling: The bowling alleys at
the Wonmen's /thletic Building
will re-open on Tuesday, Feb. 15.
Alleys will be open at the follow-
in hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday--7 :30' to 9:30 p.m.
Friday-7:30 to 11 p.m.
Women students may invite
men guests.
Modern Dance Course
New Extension Course: Rhyth-
mic body' mechanics including
limbering and techniques. Also,
appreciation and understanding
of the dance. Classes can be en-
rcled in as either a one hour per
week class, $5; or for two hours
per week, $10. Registration at
University of Michigan Extension
Service, 4524 Administration Bldg.
Tues., Feb. 15, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.,
Barbour Gymnasium
Fri., Feb. 18, 2 to 3 p.m., Bar-
bour Gymnasium
Mr. 11. T. Dowell, of Chance
Vought Aircraft, Dallas, Texas,
will interview Mechanical and
Aaronautical Engineering June
graduates on February 14 and 15
in 1079 E. Engineering Bldg. Sign
schedule on the Aero Bulletin
Board, and pick up interview in-
troduction cards in Rm. 1079.
Summer Jobs: Representative
from Camp North Star (boys, pri-
vate) will be here Fri., Feb. 11,
from 11 a.m., to 3 p.m. to inter-
view men for waterfront and gen-
eral counselor positions; men or
women for arts and crafts pro-
gram; registered nurse. For fur-
ther information call Bureau of
Appointments, extension 2614.
The Children's School of the
Vassar College Summer Institute
is offering teaching assistantships
to college students who have ma-
jored in Child Study, Child Psy-
chology or Home Economics whose
undergraduate work included
practice teaching at nursery
school or primary level. For fur-
ther information, call at the Bu-
reau of Appointments, 3528 Ad-
ministration Building.
The Schools of Modesto, Cali-
fornia are in need of a number of
teachers for Kindergarten and
First Grade. These positions will
start in September 1949. For fur-
ther. information, call at the Bu-

litical Parties and Their Recent
Developments." Dr. Paolo Treves,
member of the Italian Chamber
of Deputies; auspices of the De-
partment of History. 4:15 p.m.,
Mon., Feb. 14, Rackham Amphi-
University Lecture in Journal-
ism: "Adventures in Writing for
American Magazines." 'Carmeria
Freeman, '39, Editor of Dell Pub-
lications, Dell Publishing Com-
pany, New York City. 3 p.m., Mon.,
Feb. 14, Room B, Haven Hall.
Economics Lecture: Dr. John H.
Williams, Ropes Professor of Eco-
nomics at Harvard University,
will speak on "European Recovery
-the Outlook for the Marshall
Plan," 4:15 p.m., Tues., Feb. 15,
Rackham Amphitheatre; auspices
of the Department of Economics.
The public is invited.
Academic Notices I
Mathematics Concentration Ex-
amination: 4-6 p.m., Tues., Feb.
15, 3011 Angell Hall.
Concert: Vladimir Horowitz
will give the eighth concert in
the Choral Union Series, Fri., Feb.
11, 8:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Mr
Horowitz has arranged the fol-
lowing program for this occa-
sion: Impromptu, G major, (Schu-
bert); Sonata No. 5 in D major
(Beethoven); Moussorgsky's "Pic-
tures at an Exhibition"; a Chopin
group consisting of Ballade No. 3,
Nocturnes in E minor and F-sharp
major, Etude in C-sharp minor
and Mazurka in F minor; and his
own arrangement of Liszt's Rak-
oczy March.
Events Today
Geological-Mineralogical ,Jot-
nal Club: First meeting of the
second semester, 12 noon, Fri.,
Feb. 11, 3054 Natural Science
Bldg. Dr. F. Gordon Smith of the
Dept. of Geological Sciences of the
University of Toronto will speak
on "Hypothetithermal Ore De-
posits." At 4:15 p.m. in 2054 N.S.,
Dr. Smith will speak on "Phase
Changes in Magmas." All inter-
ested persons are invited.
Zeta Phi Eta, Professional
Speech Arts Fraternity for Wom-
en: Initiation service and ban-
quet, 5 p.m., Feb. 11, League
Hawaii Club: Meeting, 7:15
p.m., Room 3-R, Michigan Union.
German Coffee Hour: Friday,
3-4:30 p.m., Michigan League
Soda Bar. All students and fac-
ulty members are invited.
Graduate Education Club Val-
entine Mixer: 9 p.m., Fri., Feb.
11, Rackham Assembly Hall. Stu-
dents, faculty, guests. Dancing,
cards, and refreshments.
Coffee Hour: First weekly Cof-
fee Hour of the Second Semester,
4:30-6 p.m., Lounge Lane Hall
All new students on campus are
Michigan Christian Fellowship:
"Spring Round-up," welcome par-
ty for all new students, 7:30 p.m.
Fireside Room, Lane Hall.
Westminster Guild, Presbyte-

In General.

rian Church: 'Have a Heart"
party, 8 p.m. at the Church. Re-r
freshments. Everyone is welcome.
Wesleyan Guild Valentine Party
8 p.m., Wesley Lounge. New stu-
dents on campus will be guests.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Sabbath Evening Services, 7:45
p.m., Rabbi Lyman conducting.
Art Cinema League presents
"The October Man" at 8:30 p.m.
tonight and Sat. at Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre. Box office opens
3 p.m.
Coming Events
Economics Club: Prof. John H.
Williams, of Harvard University,
will speak on "Reflection on Kay-
nesian Economics," 7:45 p.m., Feb.
14, Rackham Amphitheatre. The
public is invited.
Delta Sigma Pi, Professional
business administration frater-
nity: Open House, 3-5 p.m., Sun.,
Feb. 13, Chapter House, 1212 Hill.
Welcome extended to all Business
Administration and Economics
Le Cercle Francais: First meet-
ing of the semester, 8 p.m., Tues.,
Feb. 15. Michigan League. Stu-
dents from France in charge of
the program. Social games and
songs. New members admitted.
Graduate Outing Club meet at
N.W. entrance, Rackham Bldg.,
2:30 p.m., Sun., Feb. 13, for winter
sports. Sign supper list at Rack-
ham checkroom desk before noon
Saturday. Discussion of summer
trip to Alaska. All graduate stu-
dents welcome.
Congregation - Disciples Guild:
Mr. Bob Rankin, YMCA secretary
from Oberlin College, will speak
on "Christians in Vocations."
Program begins at 4 p.m., Sat.,
Feb. 12, Guild House. Members of
the Guilds in Inter-Guild are in-
The Inter-Guild Council: 2:30
p.m.. Sun., Feb. 13, bane Hall.
Discussion of United World Fed-
B'nai B'rith. Hillel Foundation:
Sunday Forum, 3:30 p.m. Mr. H.
M. Levinson of the Economics
Dep't. will speak on "Current La-
bor Problems."

THE NEW GERMANY: How ready is
Western Germany for self-government?
Sometimes one gets an indirect tip on
such questions, which is worth more than
any number of direct studies.
There was an American official in Ger-
many named William Haber. He is a Uni-
versity of Michigan economist, who served
as Jewish affairs adviser to the United
States Army. And he has just filed a report
in which he emphatically protests against
the idea of giving German authorities juris-
diciton over displaced persons.
Dr. Haber's reason is quite simple. He
thinks the Germans are still too anti-
semitic to be trusted. The Germans have
been asking for authority over the ref u-
gees-whether with a leer or not, the rec-
ord .doesn't say. But Dr. Haber cites evi-
dence that there might be "overt acts"
against Jewish refugees if the American
authorities left, and he adds tartly: "It
is clear to me that, until Germany has
repudiated the shameful policy with re-
spect to Jews that Hitler pursued, it will
not have gained its self-respect and won
its way back into the- ranks of civilized
Those are the people we are in such a
hurry to make a Western German state of.
N OT NORWAY: The-e is something in-
finitely sad in the spectacle of little
Norway holidng its head and casting trou-
bled sidewise glances at the Soviet Union
and the United States.
No matter how you refine the lofty

stand with us. Norway does have a common
frontier with Russia. One of the questions
we must ask ourselves is how we would feel,
if a nation which had a common frontier
with us would join in a military pact with
(Copyright, 1949, New York Post Corporation)

4 L ydia Mendelsson -. .
THE OCTOBER MAN, with John Milli
and Joan Greenwood.
jQUAL PARTS of psychology and mystery
~ plus plenty of atmosphere make "The
October Man" typical of the fine produc-
tions from the studio of J. Arthur Rank.
Erie Ambler, a thiriller-ehiller writer
from way back, has done the ,script. and
assembled a cast' which manages to ex-
tract the last drop of suspense from the
story. John Mills, who has a quiet per-
sonal charm, foreign to inost screen ac-
tors, is convincing as the young chemist,
already suffering from a guilt complex,
who becomes a murder suspect.
Joan Greenwood as his faithful sweet-
heart, and Kay Walsh as the girl who fur-
nishes all the complications, turn in equally
good performances on the distaff side of
the cast. Sharp characterizations are creat-

eau of Appointments, 3528
ministration Building.


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