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Democratic Vigor
ment official catapulted to the headlines
last summer by a congressional loyalty in-
vestigation,ris the subject of a comprehen-
sive article in this week's "New Yorker."
It traces the history of the investigation
from July 19, 1948 when he was charged
by Elizabeth Bentley with giving secret
information to Communist spies, to his
acquittal by the Loyalty Review Board Feb-
ruary 10, 1949.
He was first accused at a congressional
hearing but the investigation was carried
out by a regional Loyalty Board which,
despite reams of evidence supporting his
case, found that "reasonable grounds ex-
ists for the belief that you are disloyal to
the United States." However this decision
was reversed by the Loyalty Review Board.
The evidence presented on Remington's
behalf shows that he is an extremely con-
servative economist. Colleagues in the State
Department testified that his attitude to-
ward exports to Russia was tougher than
the official departmental policy, and a mili-
tary man told the board that Remington's
thinking was "right on the beam."
After the case was over Remington told
reporters that he owed his clearance to

Proposal for 'Live Week'

the vigor of democracy. But most of the
vigor seems to have been on his part.
Once he was charged it was up to him to
prove his innocence.
And when it took an obvious conservative
seven months and thousands of dollars to
prove his loyalty one wonders what would
have happened to a liberal.
-Allegra Pasqualetti.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
Exam Schedule
PERENNIAL complaints about the exam
schedule are more than usually justified
this year-all the regular examination per-
lods are scheduled for the first week, with
the result that most students- are taking
four or five exams in as many days.
The reason is that a Regents' rule re-
quires all seniors to get their exams out
of the way the first week so that an
official list of those graduating can be
ready for Commencement.
Without discussing why the Regents might
think such a rule desirable, I would like to
protest that it has the following bad effects:
1-Students are put under unnecessary
physical and mental strain in preparing
for exams;
2-Faculty members no sooner come up
for air after grading their first batch of
bluebooks than they have to work through
a second pile.
f3-The usefulness of. the exanmination
as an educational tool is greatly reduced
by the unnecessary tension; it's difficult
to synthesize knowledge gathered over a
three-month period if you only have a
day to do it.
In short, what the rule amounts to is a
sacrifice of sound educational practice to
administrative efficiency.
-Phil Dawson.
LAST NIGHT THE Modern Dance and
Ballet Clubs presented an exciting Dance
Concert in Barbour Gymnasium.
The first part of the program, which was
presented by the Modern Dance Club, in-
cluded an interpretation of William Trous-
dale's Hopwood winning "Dream of Mona
Lisa," which captured the varied strains of
the poem. The dance idiom lent itself effec-
tively in fully expressing the emotional qual-
ity of this work.
"Tubby the Tuba," almost a complete
child's guide to the orchestra, with Jack
Huebler as the misunderstood tuba, proved
Something completely different was at-
tempted, and with outstanding success, in
the three dances of the "Incian Suite."
Choreographed by Kapila Malik, they were a
fusion of the stylized Hindu dance patterns
with the freer Western tradition. The
rhythm and sureness of both Bernice and
Melva Weinberger in the Spring Dance, of
Dr. Laban and Murray Gitlin in the Har-
vest Dance, produced impressive results. But
Miss Malik's own Kathakali Dance had the
beauty and fullness of one who is thoroughly
at home in this medium.
In the second part of the program, the
problems of "Peter and the Wolf" proved
a little too much for the Ballet Club. For
there was little unity or purpose, and at
times the excess movements became rather
meaningless. However, Inez Miller ex-
hibited an admirable command of ballet

technique, in a solo "Valse Tzigane," and
as the Bird in Peter.
John Flower, the accompanist in "Peter
and the Wolf," also played the first move-
ment of Schubert's "Sonata :n A Minor," as
an extra feature of the program.
Overcoming the great obstacles of a
pseudo-theatre, (Barbour Gym's barn-like

THE "DEAD WEEK" proposed in a recent
Letter to the Editor suggests an ideal
solution to a perennial student plight.
The week or two before final examinations
begin are always among the most hectic on
the University calendar. In scores of cours-
es, professors are burdening students with
themes and last-minute reading assignments
in a conscientious effort to "cover the ma-
However well-meaning these efforts may
be, they are in effect an academic kick
in the pants to the harassed student.
I GOT IT BAD and That Ain't Good, says
Mary Ann McCall, featured vocalist with
the new Woody Herman band. Mary Ann
tries this old Ellington chestnut in much
the same style as Francis Wayne, former
Herman chanteuse, and the husky McCall
treatment fares very well with the lush
background of heavy chords provided by
the trombones and baritone saxes of the
Herd. Woody takes an alto solo that should
make Johnny Hodges and Bothwell sit up
and take notice.
The flip - over, That's Right (Capitol,
15427) is another one of those trite bop riffs
taken at break-neck speed, and surprisingly
enough, all the soloists manage to keep up
with the tempo.
Terry Gibbs, young vibes player, holds
his own quite well but does much better
with slower numbers; he sacrifices musical
taste for his abilities as a technician on
this side.
Just for contrast, Earl Swope pays little
attention to execution and strives for effect
in his trombone solos which occasionally
make them appear a little too casual. Lou
Levy and an unlisted trumpet whom we take
to be Ernie Royal hold honors for combining
outstanding technique with interesting in-
* * * *
BILLY ECKSTINE does the most unpre-
tentious things he's done in a long time
with Rodgers and Hart's Blue Moon (MGM,
10311). Billy has tried to sing this one
straight by controlling his wide vibrato, and
he manages to add a lot of feeling to the
song without sounding like a male version of
Sarah Vaughan.
Fools Rush In, the reverse side, finds'
Billy back to his old style of pushing his
vibrato whenever he gets the chance and
getting coquettish in a very unmasculine
manner. We've seen him at a few personal
appearances in the past and found that he
has been able to put himself and his songs
across to an audience more easily if he lets
himself go and just sings.
pARENTI'S RAGPICKERS is the title of
a new Circle album featuring three men
who can make ragtime sound like it's alive
again. Tony Parenti and his clarinet started
out with a ragtime band in the early twen-
ties, and he remains to be one of the few
people who know how this music should be
handled. Tony is accompanied on the six
sides of the album by George Whetling,
who has been playing drums with the
Eddie Condon bunch in Greenwich Village
for the past few years, and pianist, Ralph
Sutton. Ralph was on the road for a year
or so with the Armstrong-Teagarden show
and was well received in all their concerts.
Ragtime is a colorful sort of music that
must be heard a few times before it is
appreciated by most people, and Parenti's
album provides an opportunity to hear
it played well. Harriet Janis, jazz critic,
offers some interesting album notes on the
musicians and this type of early American
Recording directors will try almost any-
thing to sell a few records, and the Dial

company has finally reached the pinnacle
of somethnig or other by dubbing in three
masters on one side. This senseless bit of
unmusical bafoonery may be found on Char-
lie Parker's Crazyology. The efforts of the
musicians are nearly completely lost in an
incoherent jumble of three alto sax runs
played a split second apart. We don't sup
pose that this has ever been done before,
and we hope that it won't be repeated;
it is impossible to hear what the musicians
are trying to do.
The situation is made a little more com-
plicated on the other side (same title), as
the Dial company decided to enable the rec-
ord buyer to hear Parker play a solo in
three different ways; to an unexperienced
listener, it will sound as if he is playing
three different solos in the same way--or
does it matter. Perhaps it would be a good
idea for many of the loot-hungry musicians
and "recording companies to enable the
record buyer to hear some good music played
well without throwing in a lot of novel
touches to increase sales.
-John Osmundsen.
New Books at the Library...
Bradford, Roard-The green roller. New
York, Harper, 1949.
DeLiso, Oscar-God's thumb down. New
York, Scribner, 1949.
Eliot, George Fielding-If Russia strikes.
Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1949.
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Instead of making eleventh-hour assign-
ments, professors would do well to adopt
the "reading period" idea employed at East-
ern universities.
Professors who teach courses requiring
heavy reading would dismiss their classes
a week or more before exams. Students
would spend this time in libraries and study
halls, completing assignments and reviewing
and synthesizing what they have learned
during the term.
Other courses would continue to meet-
those like freshman science and histoy,
in which students can keep up-to-date on
work during the term and are not faced
with heaped-up outside reading.
Professors who have sent their classes off
to the bookshelves could meanwhile be
catching up with their own work-grading
term papers and making out examinations.
This "reading period" would not be so
much a "Dead Week" as a "Live Week"
-one of accelerated cerebral activity.
Faculty granting of such a review period
would be a wise move because it would not
oaly make things easier for everybody con-
cerned; it would make final examinations a
better instrument of education and a better
measurement of students' knowledge.
-Mary Stein.
Unsafe Secrecy
bomb, ours has been a society with a
secret. We are now learning that life in
a society with a secret is very different
from anything we've known before.
First of all, you have the press, which,
naturally wants to keep tabs on the Atomic
Energy Commission. But how do you keep
tabs on a secret? How do you discuss the
undiscussable and review the unreviewable?
In its efforts to solve thisby no means
inconsiderable problem, large portions of
. our press have been acting with all the
grace and surety of a blindfolded man
trying desperately to pin the tail on the
In general, the more discontented sections
of our press blithely make use of two dia-
metrically opposed attitudes regarding the
matter. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri-
days they argue that no atomic secrets re-
main because of what they consider our
naive action in publishing the Smyth report
in 1945. But on Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays they yelp that the so-called do-
gooders and social visionaries should be
fired out of the Atomic Energy Commission,
because they are not qualified, they say, to
hang on to our wonderful, terrible atomic
secrets. So far as the atomic secret is con-
cerned, now we have it, now we don't. We
gave. it away, but we must be sure to keep
it at all costs. It sounds pretty mixed-up,
but I suppose it's the kind of level you have
to expect discussion to hit in a society with
a secret.
TAKING IT FROM the other side, we
now have to consider the position of the
Commission itself, holder of the secret. It
wants to do the right thing. It knows it
isn't subject to some of the normal demo-
cratic checks. On its own, therefore, it tries
to preserve the integrity of democratic pro-
cesses, and the traditions of free scientific
inquiry, even going so far as to give a fel-
lowship (though in a non-secret field) to a
man described as a self-avowed communist.
It pays due respects to medical science, dis-
tributing isotopes for research.
In other words, it tries to act as if an
anxious public conscience were watching
it closely, even though, under the circum-
stances, that cannot quite be.
But these moves further inflame the con
servative opposition, which interprets them
only as signs of weakness in handling a
great trust. The Commission's efforts to

keep all aspects of the situation in mind
are merely alarming to those who would
simplify our whole problem to the easy
business of just keeping a secret. Watching
these cross-purposes at work, one feels sud-
denly that to live easily with a secret is as
hard for a nation as for a man.
* * ,, *
MEANWHILE, THOSE who have unques-j
tioningly swallowed the simple equa-
tion that absolute secrecy equals absolute
safety are confronted by Senator Brien Mc-
Mahon's argument that Congress and the
public should at least be told how many1
atomic bombs we have; that otherwise it is
impossible for men in responsible legisla-
tive positions to figure the future, to avoid
serious miscalculations. On this level our
safety would seem to lie not so much in
secrecy as in giving up some secrecy.
Such is life, in a society with a secret.
Somehow one feels that this cannot be the
final human condition, that there must
be something better than this ahead, for
us, for the world, for everybody.
ONE FEATURE of the arm's length rela-
tionship between the press and the se-
cret is that every so often some paper bobs
up with an atomic scoop. Since the Com-
mission is allowed, and even encouraged, to
keep its own business to itself, the scoops
sometimes don't turn out too well-as in the
case of the current sensational disclosure
in one journalistic quarter that three-fourths
^, o "^ rlo Tr-_i _9 r Karl rlicar - sea

MAY 28-June 9, 1949
NOTE: For courses having both lectures and recitations, the
time of class is the time of the first lecture period of the
week; for courses having recitations only, the time of the class
is the time of the first recitation period. Certain courses will
be examined at special periods as noted below the regular sched-
ule. 12 o'clock classes, 4 o'clock classes, 5 o'clock classes and
other "irregular" classes may use any examination period
provided there is no conflict (or one with conflicts if the con-
flicts are arranged for by the "irregular" class. In the College
of Literature, Science and the Arts, instructors of "irregular"
classes with 20 students or less, most of whom expect to graduate
in June, may use the regular hours of the last week of classes
for final examinations if they wish. A final examination on
June 9 is available for "irregular" classes which are unable
to utilize an earlier period.
Examinations of any student expecting to receive a degree
this June must be completed not later than Saturday, June 4.
It is the responsibility of the instructor to arrange special exam-
inations, if necessary, for these students.
Each student should receive notification from his instructor
as to the time and place of his examination. In the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts, no date of examination may
be changed without the consent of the Committee of Examina-
tions. The graduating student should also check to see that his
examinations are to be completed by June 4.


Letters to the Editor-



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1 2- 5
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31 9-12
28 9-12
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30 2- 5
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28 2- 5
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The Daily accords its readers the
privilege of submitting letters for
publication in this column. Subject
to space limitations, the general pol-
icy is to publish in the order in which
they are received all letters bearing
the writer's signature and address.
Letters exceeding 300 words, repeti-
tious letters and letters of a defama-
tory characterror suchrletters which
for any other reason are not in good
taste will not be published. The
editors reserve the privilege of con-
densing letters.
* * *
Query . .
To the Editor:
YOUR PAPER'S series of articles
on discrimination in University
housing was the most stupid and
inept handling of a delicate sit-
uation I have ever seen. What can
you possibly hope to achieve by
this vicious witch hunt in reverse?
--David Leddick
Humanizing .. .
To the Editor:
PROF. BERGSON offered us
some choice bits of statistical
information regarding the econ-
omy of Russia that will no doubt
be adequately reviewed by you .. .
Among the points stressed were
very low standard of living with
little hope of relief in the near
suture, marked inequality in wage-
'ncome distribution for workers,
a tendency toward stratification of
society into social classes, and the
possibility that the revolution may
(ave been an abnormal outgrowth
>f Marxism, insofar as Marx con-
sidered industrialization under ca-
Atalism a necessary predecessor
>f the proletarian revolution.
Accordingly, then, it would seem
to have been more proper to let'
the bourgeois overthrow feudal-
.sm in Russia, first. Then, after
Industrialization had been carried
Jo its ultimate decadence, start
)lanning the Russian Revolution.
Since this did not take place,
Fussia is now suffering the "cap-.
talistic" birth pangs of industri-
ilization, and is required to use
nethods in conflict with socialism
n order to develop that stage of
industrialization which would be
3ompatible with it . . .
Since industrialization has been
o very slow and the standard of
Jiving exceedingly low, it is im-
portant that Russia not only have
'friendly" neighbors, but access to
nore tools of production and skill-
d workers as well . . . A need ex-
ists, and perhaps this is the phase
>f instability in Russia that may
reed "revolution" . . .
Russia no doubt considered the
possibilities of post-war depres-
ion, unrest, and further devel-

opment of communist support in
Europe. Probably, she planned the
"'revolution" to come, or at least
enough of a scare to make possible
her own economic and political
expansionism. War today seems to
be much too risky-, though the pos-
sibility of civil war throughout
Europe is on her side. We seem
to be reaching a turning point, and
the end of the Berlin blockade
may be indication of things to
If there was a fair possibility
of success, Russia might be very
likely to wage war. The issues, I
think, are acute enough. But with
recent reverses, Russia is more
likely to turn to a more peace-
ful course and extend her peace-
time energies far more profitably
by planning the revolution in
Asia. If successful here, she may
be in a better position to turn to
Europe. But this, I think, is no
cause for alarm - rather for op-
timism. To me, Russia may still
be the greatest force for peace,
progress, and unity in this world
than has hitherto been conceiv-
ed - albeit inadvertently. Russia
represents a threat - and the
only way we can meet that threat
is by creating those conditions
that can nourish freedom and a
high standard of living for all of
mankind. It is the recognition
that Communism can breed only
where there is discontent.
President Truman, in a realistic
response to this threat, has offer-
ed the public a plan - Point Four.
The plan calls for aid to all back-
ward countries - to introduce
machinery for farming and in-
dustrialization, and the technical
assistance necessary to carry it
out. It demands education before
skills can be learned, housing be-
fore medical increases the pop-
ulation to a dangerous point and,
among many other things, foreign
control. But it cannot succeed un-
less reform - both economic and
political - is instituted in coun-
tries along with it. It seems as
though we're entering a phase of
welfare capitalism --- and to me
that's good. Let us all bow respect-
fully and praise Russia for being
the greatest single driving force
for making "humans" human.
-Samuel Irwin
* * *
Poesy ...
To the Editor:
THO IT'S THE merry, merry
month of May,
Some do like their colors not so
So when they go to classes,
Let them don dark glasses,
And perambulate their melan-
choly way.
-John & James Davies.


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These "regular" periods have precedence over any special

period scheduled concurrently. Conflict must be
by the instructor of the "special" class.
Ec. 51, 52, 53, 54, 102 .................... Tues.,
Soc. 51, 54,290 .......................... Thurs,
English 1, 2---.........................Thurs.,
Chem. 1, 3, 21, 55 ...................... Sat.,
Chem . 4 ................................Sat.,
Psych. 31...........................Mon.,
Bot. 1 - Zool 1 ........................ Mon.,
Speech 31, 32
French 1, 2, 11, 12, 31, 32, 61, 62, 91, 92.. .Tues.,
German 1, 2, 31 ........................ Tues.,
Spanish 1, 2, 31, 32 ...................... Wed.,
Pol. Sci., 1, 2 ............................W ed.,

arranged for
May 31 2- 5
June 2 2- 5
June 2 2- 5
June 4 9-12
June 4 2- 5
June 6 9-12
June 6 2- 5
June 7 9-12
June 7 2- 5
June 8 9-12
June 8 2- 5

Speech 31, 32
French 1, 2, 11, 12, 31, 32, 61, 62, 91, 92. . . Tues., May 31 7p.m.
German 1, 2, 31
Spanish 1, 2, 31, 32
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any nec-
essary changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any neces-
ary changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
Individual examinations by appointment will be given for
all applied music courses (individual instruction) elected for
credit in any unit of the University. For time and place of exam-
inations, see bulletin board of the School of Music.
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any neces-
sary changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
MAY 28 to JUNE 9, 1949
NOTE:rFor courses having both lecture and quizzes, the
time of exercise is the time of the first lecture period of the week;
for courses having quizzes only, the time of exercise is the time
of the first quiz period.
Drawing and laboratory work may be continued through the
examination period in amount equal to that normally devoted to
such work during one week.
Certain courses will be examined at special periods as noted
below the regular schedule. All cases of conflicts between as-
sign examination periods must be reported for adjustment. See
bulletin board outside of Room 3209 East Engineering Building
between May 11 and May 18 for instructions.
Seniors and graduates, who expect to receive a degree this
June and whose examination occurs after June 4, should also
report to Room 3209 E.E. between May 11 and May 18.
To avoid misunderstandings and errors each student should
receive notification of the time and place of his appearance in
each course during the period May 28 to June 9.
No date of examination may be changed without the consent
of the Classification Committee.


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.m., on Tues., May 24, in Room
3k, Michigan Union, of all those
Interested in the field of Physical
education. The purpose of the
neeting is to discuss job possibil-
ities for the school year 1949-50.
.epresentatives of the Bureau of
Appointments and Mr. Howard
Geibee of the Department of Phy-
3ical Education will be present.
For further information, call at
,he Bureau of Appointments, 3528
Administration Bldg.
Phi Eta Sigma: New initiates
mnay obtain copies of the latest is-
3ue of Forum, the national maga-
7ine of the fraternity, at the Of-
fice of Student Affairs.
Student Loans for Men: Stu-
dents wishing to apply for loans
aust do so before May 26. No loans
Nill be issued after that date until
'he opening of the summer session.
University Community Center:
Willow Village
Sun., May 22, 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.
Mon., May 23, 8 p.m., Cosmo-
politan Club. Wives from other
lands and their friends invited; 8
p.m., Cooperative Nursery Study
Tues., May 24, 8 p.m., Wives'
Club party for the members who
are leaving. Make reservations at
she University Center. New mem-
bers invited.
Wed., May 25, 8 p.m., Bridge
group; 8 p.m., Studio Workshop
General Business Meeting. All
members urged to be present.
Thurs., May 26, 8 p.m., Ceramics.
Sun., May 29, 10:45 a.m., Chil-
dren's Day Program - Interde-
nominational church.
Mon., May 30, 8 p.m., General
Meeting-Cooperative Nursery.
The University Community Cen-
ter will be open as usual between

Academic Notices
Electrical Engineering Collo-
Ofluium: 4 p.m., Mon., May 23,
2084 E. Engineering Bldg. Prof.
L. L. Rauch of Aero. Eng. will
speak on "Analysis of Information
Transmission via Radio Teleme-
Departmental Honors: Teaching
departments wishing to recom-
mend tentative June graduates
from the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts, and the
School of Education for depart-
mental honors should recommend
such students in a letter sent to
the Registrar's Office, 1513 Ad-
ministration Building, by noon of
June 1.
Attention June Graduates: Col-
lege of Literature, Science, and the
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Fifty-Ninth Year
Edited and managed by students of
the University of Michigan under the
authority of the Board in Control of
Student Publications.
Editorial Staff
Harriett Friedman ....Managing Editor
Dick Maloy...........City Editor';
Naomi Stern.......Editorial Director
Allegra Pasqualetti ... Associate Editor
Al Blumrosen ......... Associate Editor
Leon Jaroff .........Associate Editor
Robert C. White ......Associate Editor
B. S. Brown.;..........Sports Editor
Bud Weidenthal . .Associate Sports Ed.
Bev Bussey..Sports Feature Writer
Audrey Buttery........Women's Editor
Mary Ann Harris . .. Asso. Worn's Editor
Bess Hayes ...................Librarian
Business Staff
Richard Halt ........Business Manager
Jean Leonard .... Advertising Manager

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M.P. 3, 4; Surv. 2 ...................... *Mon.,
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