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TUESDAY, MAY 24, 1949

Liquor Ban Again

MOST STUDENTS were looking furtively
over their shoulders this morning before
mentioning the devil liquor while fraternity
beer mugs were a drug on the market, as the
invincibility of the Campus Cops became
evident following the second raid in two
Our whole campus attitude took on the
atmosphere of a Gilbert and Sullivan opera
mixed with Keystone cops, as the police
scored their second victory over the tools
of iniquity. Union Opera, looking for a
script, need search no further. Set to music,
the Alcohol Story should pack them in.
Yet, howehow, the whole situation must
seem less than funny to Sigma Phi and
Delta Kappa Epsilon. To them and to
many other students the situation is one
to arouse antagonism towards the Univer-
sity administration because of the regula-
They wonder how the University expects
to control drinking when the story of the
Federal government's failure is in the his-
tory books we read at the same institution..
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only,

We have attended some of these illegal
parties. We've seen how the effects of the
liquor regulations have been quite similar
to those of the Prohbiition era, when young-
sters who might ordinarily not have taken
a drink were attracted to it by the thrill
of defying an abortive law. Respect for all
governing rules is weakened.
We have seen how intelligent men and
women, many far past their 21st birthday,
were placed in the humiliating position
of having to surreptitiously sneak a drink
behind locked doors or choose a local bar
as their hangout.
It is about time that the defunct or dis-
rupted faculty-student committee to con-
sider the liquor problem was recalled from
its lethargy to do something about it. Men
and women are going to drink if they want
to, even if they have to do it in defiance
of the University's regulations.
The committee might study the liquor
regulations at the University of Minnesota,
where drinking is authorized by much the
same procedure as that used here in ap-
proving campus social affairs.
The student group guarantees that no
liquor will be knowingly served to anyone
under 21 and the dean's office accepts their
statement in the manner any university
should accept it if people on a college level
are to be trusted at all.
-Don McNeil.


Cuii~I RRfN


At the Michigan . .
LITTLE WOMEN, an unsavory lot.
WOLCO'IT GIBBS once had the inexcus-
able effrontery to criticize Will Shake-
speare when Olivier's players did Henry IV,
Part 2. I am afraid I am equally inexcusable
when I say I was not impressed with "Little
Women," and my principal objection is not
to the movie, which is good enough though
long, but to the story and characters from
' which it is made.
I suggest that people who know and
love Louisa Alcott's novel will thoroughly
enjoy weeping their way through the
movie. I personally, however, could find
k nothing very lovable about any of the four
little women whom I am told are cher-
ished legends in our American heritage.
Jo is a too-big-for-her-breeches wench
who needed, I thought, a spanking. Amy
is a nasty little stuck-up whom even a
mother might have difficulty in appre-
ciating. Little Beth was annoyingly por-
trayed in the full Margaret O'Brien
manner, and Miss O'Brien seems congen-
itally unable to forget that she is not
t appealing for funds in a tuberculosis drive.
Meg, played by Janet Leigh, seemed the
only sane girl of the lot, although she is
often criticized for being normal.
Although the people are not nice, the ac-
tors are not wholly to blame. In fact, both
June Allyson as Jo and Elizabeth Taylor
as Amy seem to turn in competent perform-
ances, and naturally Mary Astor and the
late C. Aubrey Smith are as good as ever.
The movie is approximately a four-hand-
kerchief .picture, as every possible device to
wring out salty tears has been used. I don't
mind an occasional sniffle when it is war-
ranted, but I object to this wholesale prac-
tice of making audiences suffer against their
own will . . . with such techniques as using
100 feet of film just to show Margaret
O'Brien walking across the street with her
lip trembling, preparatory to bursting into
But I know my remarks will not find many
friends, for the custom of movie-goers the
other way tends.

At the State . . .

Gardner, who

APPARENTLY Humphrey Bogart was sick
or something, and so Robert Taylor was
called upon to take over the master's role.
He doesn't get into as many fist fights, but
he does his job equally well. Or maybe it's
Dick Powell I'm thinking of. Anyway, you
now know what kind of movie this is.
Except for an unnecessarily drawn-out
ending, "The Bribe" should serve as a
pretty good purgative if you find your
emotions tied up in knots this week.
There's nothing spectacular about it, but
it is well-handled, with a good cast, and a
tight-knit story of cops-and-grafters in
Central America. You won't be sorry you
went, although perhaps you may forget to
write home about it.
You will not, however, forget Mr. Charles
Laughton, who ranks almost without equal
as a character actor. With his face, with his
hands, and with his insinuating voice, Mr.
Laughton succeeds in an untouchable por-
trayal of a derelict pay-off man.a
Even with Ava there can be no wrong.
I used to think she couldn't act, albeit
she never really had to, having other
talents with which to compensate. Re-
cently, however, I have come to feel that
she does as well as anybody else in por-
traying that which is expected of her.
Certainly in this not-too-difficult role she
is convincing, and I for one would be as
susceptible as Mr. Taylor were I in equal
proximity to her lips.
Interestingly enough, the ethical details of
this film are presented in such a way as to
make one wonder how they were approved
by the Johnston office. You can't quite say
that either the sacredness of marriage or the
prestige of the law are fully vindicated by
example in this picture. As a result, the
movie has a more human quality than most
vehicles of this type. You don't feel bad
about this deviation from form-it's just
unusual in a Hollywood release.
-Perry Logan.

A TOUGH, WIRY, yet kindly man, builder
of the world's mightiest navy and vet-
eran of one of the world's toughest jobs,
jumped out of a window Sunday to become
the belated casualty of a great war.
His -death shocked the entire nation.
His co-workers-generals, admirals and
other top government officials mourned
the loss of an administrative genius and
a brilliant planner who had "dedicated all
his strength and all his talents to our
In the life of James V. Forrestal, as in
his death, there was something poetic. Son of
an Irish immigrant who put himself through
college, Forrestal gave up a $180,000 a year
job to serve his country for $10,000 a year.
America will not soon forget James For-
restal, an Ajax of the 20th Century whose
valor was proved not by the sword, but by
the successful fulfillment of a superhuman
task-that of directing the world's biggest
navy and insuring the defense of the United
The nation's first Secretary of Defense
built his own monument-a unified de-
fense force adequate to protect his home-
land and her interests abroad against any
We can build no greater monument, but
we can prevent the one he erected from
-George Walker.
THE PRESIDENT is settling down into one
of those political doldrums which have
not, in the past, been very beneficial to him.
One has the definite feeling that there is a
pause. He is not keeping his reform pro-
gram rolling. He is for all right things, but
he is not making them happen.
He has learned a lot, and I do not think
that his political stock will ever again
sink quite so low as it has from time to
time in the past. He has learned not to
try to please the opposition by making
more or less direct attacks on liberal ideas,
as on the famous occasion when he sharply
criticized price control.
He has learned, also, that the public re-
sponds to a liberal presentation, that there
is a great force out there, beyond the desk
and beyond the room, and that when he ad-
dresses the right words to it, it unlocks, and
manifests itself, as in the last election. In an
atmosphere of such extreme conservatism as
seemed to sweep this country during the last
couple of years, the mere fact that Mr. Tru-
man recognized that a liberal force existed
was enough to make him a figure of conse-
BUT THOUGH the President has learned
how to demonstrate that the liberal
force exists, one sometimes has the feeling
that he does so with the air of someone
demonstrating an interesting new mechan-
ism to scoffers, that he has not really
learned how to use it, to test it out, to
employ it so as to make a difference in
our history.
He seems to wait for the formal legis-
lative crises to come along in regard to
his favorite measures, Taft-Hartley re-
peal, health insurance, housing, and to be
content to wait, as if this were merely a
quietly unrolling story of right and wrong
attitudes, instead of being a bitter, mme-
diate struggle of the highest importance
in the lives of millions of people.
He is vastly concerned with being right;
he does not seem sufficiently concerned with
getting the right things done. The great
thing about Mr. Roosevelt was his sense of
urgency, his sure, uncanny instinct that the

moment had come. One misses this in Mr.
Truman, one has the feeling that whereas
Mr. Roosevelt used to greet the suggestion
for an overdue reform by saying "Now!" Mr.
Truman greets it by saying "Good!"
* * *
man fails to catch the peak of it. One
can hardly tell, in the Washington of today,
which issue is "hot" at a given moment;
they all kind of run on simultaneously, all
supported by the President, and none of
them set on fire.
One wonders if Mr. Truman realizes
just what Mr. Roosevelt's fireside chats
used to mean-that they were not merely
set occasions on which a President ex-
plained his stand to the people, 'but that
they were actual mobilizations, and adult
There is no similar sense of time in Wash-
ington today, which is why we are again
settling down into the doldrums. There is
the wish that certain things shall be done,
but it is a generalized and diffuse victory
that is sought; and one week or month
seems as good as another. This seeming lack
of recognition that there are tides in the
affairs of men seems strange on the part
of one who found himself lifted up so high
by a sudden surging current on a day last
*(Copyright, 1949. New York Post Corporation)

(Continued from Page 3)

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Several companies have an-
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Opportunity for man to work as
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Letters to the Editor-

-Daily-Bill Hampton
... and then, before they've had time to recover from that,
we hit 'em again on Wednesday morning!" '

The Daily accords Its readers the
privilege of submitting letters for
publication in this olumn. Subect
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.
. . .
Liquor Ban .
To The Editor:
PSYCHOLOGY teaches that Al-
coholism is merely one symp-
tom, not the cause of mental dis-
orders. Perhaps Norman C. Jim-
erson overlooked Psych. 31. Ele-
mentary, my dear Dr. Jimerson;
hasten, the game is afoot! Every-
one knows Prohibition depopulat-
ed prisons and insane asylums ex-
well nigh unbearable ratio of 3
To The Editor:
MAYBE closing the Dekes wasn't
Call out the riot squad! Let's
get tough!
They drink at their parties-
the scorn propriety
Let's show them the way-let's
. help society
Let's do our duty to God and
the state
Let's save their souls before it's
too late.
We're really helping them-
that's the stuff-
Call out the riot squad! Let's get
-D. K. Cote
* * *
To The Editor:
I WOULD like to clear up the
false impression conveyed by
the Daily articles on the student-
dean meeting of the CED.
On May 17, you ran an article
on this meeting in which you
stated that Registrar Smith
agreed to recommend that re-
quests for photographs be dropped
from Freshman application blanks.
The next day, you ran another ar-
ticle stating that Smith denied he
agreed on the photo charge. This
denial story implied either that
Mr. Smith renigged on his origi-
nal committeement, or that the
CED falsely reported his position.
Neither of these things are true.
Registrar Smith agreed only to
consider a written recommenda-
tion submitted by the CED on the
question of the photo change. This
information was correctly given to
The Daily after the meeting. The
responsibility for the inaccurate
reporting of this meeting lies with
The Daily.
An error of this sort can do
Seniors in L.S.&A., Architecture,
Music, and Forestry:
Senior Announcements have ar-
rived and will be distributed in the
Administration Building. Students
whose last names are between A-F
should pick up their announce-
ments Tues., May 24; F-N, May
25; and N-Z, Thurs., May 26.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Her-
man Hodge Long, Psychology;
thesis: "Sensitivity Response Pat-
terns of Negro and White Groups
to Anger-Producing Social Stimu-
li," Tues., May 24, 311 West Medi-
cal Bldg., 3 p.m. Chairman, H. F.
Doctoral Examination for James
Alexander Boyer, English; thesis:
"Thomas Henry Huxley and his

Relation to the Recognition of Sci-
ence in English Education," Tues.,
May 24, East Council Rm., Rack-
ham Bldg., 7:30 p.m. Chairman,
L. I. Bredvold.
Doctoral Examination for Fred
Saul Honkala, Geology; thesis:
"Geology of the Centennial Re-
gion, Beaverhead County, Mon-
tana." 7:30 p.m., Tues., May 24,
4054 Natural Science Bldg. Chair-
man, A. J. Eardley.
Scandinavian 52: Prof. Willey's
class will meet Tuesday and
Thursday of this week at the usual
English 88, section 2: Bring
Eliot's The Waste Land to class to-
English 1 - Final Examination
-Thurs., June 2 2-5 p.m.
Markman, 2225 AH; Miller, 2225
AH; Moon, 229 AH; Niblett, 229
AH; Reeves, 202 SW.. Robertson,
2225 AH; Sparrow, 3251 AH;

much more damage than any sub-
sequent retraction-which, inci-
dentally. The Daily has not print-
ed. A newspaper, whose honesty
and integrity, few people doubt,
should be the first party to admit
its mistakes.
Leon Rechtman
Chairman, CED
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The error,
which occurred in the firste-
fence of the original report, result-
ed from careless rewriting on the
night desk; The Daily owes an apolo-
gy to all concerned.)
** *
To The Editor:
THE Committee to End Discrimi-
nation has failed our liberal
organization. They have requested
the removal of photographs from
the applications of freshmen on
the grounds that said photographs
may serve as a basis for discrimi-
nation, but in so doing the CED
has overlooked the opportunity to
strike a true blow in the cause of
anti discrimination.
Does the CED realize that stu-
dents are requested to indicate
their sex on these same applica-
tions? It occurs to our group that
removal of this requirements
might serve to balance the now
well night unbearable ratio of 3
to 1.
Could it possibly have escaped
their notice that students are re-
quired to state whether married
or single? This group feels that
along with our progressive policy
the institution of marriage is
bourgeois and any person having
made this fatal mistake should
not be forced to admit it.
Is the CED aware of the fact
that non-veterans are being dis-
criminated against because they
must admit that they have not
had the golden opportunity to
carry the colors forward in vic-
How about the poor unfortu-
nate who must spend the rest of
his life without the benefits of
"higher" education because he
was discriminated against when
asked to "write his name in full"?
-Committee for the Pro-
tection of The Long, The
Short and The Tall,
Walter W. Shaffer, Ruler,
J. Kiehner Johnson,
Head Yardstick
. . .
Fellow Traveler?
To the Editor:
noted critic and author, is to
give the Hopwood Lecture this
I suggest that the words of Dr.
Matthiessen be tested against the
adverse criticism of him by Irving
Howe in the October 1948 issue of
"Partisan Review." Prospective lis-
teners might like to read this ar-
ticle "The Sentimental Fellow-
traveling of F. O. Matthiessen" be-
fore the lecture, then watch to
see if Dr. Matthiessen goes
through the antics it describes. It
is available in the Hopwood Room
and in the periodical reading room
of the General Library.
-Charles Buck
, tr~galtUatl

Better Late Than Never

WASHINGTON - For four long, sorry
years, American policy in the Far East
has floated, to put it plainly, like a chip of
driftwood on a sluggish open sewer. The re-
sult has been the disaster in China. But this
disaster has at least had a certain shack
value. It has at least just led to the decision
to formulate a clear, non-floating Far East-
ern policy. And this is a great gain, even
although it is not yet known precisely what
the new policy will be.
The chances are rather heavy that this
does not mean any serious effort will be
made to save the remains of non-Com-
munist China. On the other hand, the new
decision very definitely means that all
the rest of Asia will not be permitted to
fall into the grip of the Soviet Union
without protest or obstruction from this
This was, hitherto, the great danger. The
loss of a China directly threatens all of
Southeast Asia. And if the wide, rich ter-
ritories of Indo-China, Siam, Malaya,

Burma, and Indonesia should all be per-
mitted to go the way of China, then both
Japan and India would also be directly im-
perilled. Now, however, a line will be drawn
somewhere to halt this process of Soviet
conquest in the Far East. This is a great
turning point, like the turning point when
a line was drawn at the Greek and Turkish
borders, to halt the process of Soviet aggran-
dizement in Europe and the Mediterranean.
So far as is known, the difference be-
tween the situation two weeks ago and
the situation today is simply that the need
to draw such a line and defend it has at
last been agreed upon in principle. It
seems unlikely that the line itself can be
chosen without further study.
There was grave danger that cur Far
Eastern policy would continue to float, even
after China had been lost. But now, for-
tunately, a different course has been chosen.
Thus it is time to let bygones be bygones,
and to prepare for the arduous and probably
extremely disagreeable tasks of the future.
(Copyright, 1949, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)

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