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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY,

.Impossible
THE UNIVERSITY'S failure to notify the
IFC on its action in the Alcohol Story
springs' from the administration's paternal-
istic attitude towards students.
It has resulted in a student-University
game of tit-tat-tae or Can the Cops Catch
Us and an underground disregard for reg-
ulations.
The University's attitude is more author-
itarian than educational and student dis-
3atisfaction with the present set-up has been
clearly manifested.
It would seem that the University's
problem here is not one of more and more
fraternity raids, with their bad publicity
results, but rather one of placing squarely
upon the student body the responsibility
for shaping a reasonable code of conduct.
A previous abortive attempt at student
faculty consideration of the liquor problem
died for lack of real authority and the status
quo was maintained with rules serving no
moral or educational function without stu-
dent participation.
At Amherst College, the alumni have spok-
en up in a report which clearly recognizes
the developing of responsibility as much a
part of education as pouring math formulas
and Plato into a hungry mind.
These gentlemen, asking for student-fac-
ulty decided regulations, said that "the more
responsible students will find that certain
regulations and prohibitions in these areas
are prudential and essential."
But they recognized too that "realism
requires an honest admission that 'times
have changed' and that a somewhat differ-
ent set of standards is in vogue in the
community as a whole than was prevalent
a generation ago."
Wholly to ignore the altered attitude to-
ward liquor since the dark days when the
doors of Joe's and the Orient swung shut
for the last time is impossible and undesir-
able.
Yet the failure to initiate change in our
present regulations indicates that the Uni-
versity is trying to do just that.
-Don McNeil.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

VD RATHER BE RIGHT:
Manageable Pieces
By SAMUEL GRAFTON gloomy as, excuse the ex
MOST PRESS COMMENT on the just- ters in a Russian novel
started Conference ofiForeign Ministers T
in Paris takes the form of a recital of all These digests of the d
the many reasons why it is difficult to make pomi i urtesc
peace between ourselves and Russia. position in our times, s
In listing these problems we sound as sonnet in the seventeent
* *
AND TRULY the problem
it seems to me that no
emphasizing its immensit
.A M A expects that the century
tween capitalism and com
to be resolved and termin
NIGHT MUST FALL, with Lucille Wat- men now meeting in the Du
son, Donald Buka, and Philip Tonge. rand's pink palace.
EMLYN WILLIAMS' gothic bloodcurdler After all, it is the nor
"Night Must Fall" opened last night at mankind to live and w
the Lydia Mendelssohn, complete with as- ence of enormous, unsolve
sorted local and imported talent, and for intelligent human activi
some reason did not fare very well. being awed by that fact,

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It is difficult to say why. None of it
was due to any apparent inadequacies on
the part of either Lucile Watson or Don-
ald Buka. Miss Watson, as the cranky
old hypochondriac Mrs. Bramson, steered
carefully away from what must have been
a tremendous temptation to work her part
for more than it is worth.
Buka, as the psychotic young handyman,
Dan, performed as intelligently as did Miss
Watson. Moreover, these two were assisted
in particular by Jennifer Howard, who
turned in a nice bit as the doltish Dora, and
June Madison as the housekeeper Mrs. Ter-
ence.
But the performance was too long in
getting underway. Timing was spotty, par-
ticularly in the first act. Certain members
of the supporting cast habitually swal-
lowed their best lines, and manifested
considerable difficulty in making them-
selves heard beyond the first row.
And perhaps some of the trouble lies in
the fact that there have, of late, been too
many nightmustfalls. The old devices-the
locked trunks (it's a hatbox in this case);
the simple, comic country squire; and the
tweedy Scotland Yard man-liave worn
themselves out. It's hard for an audience
to be frightened on such familiar ground.
-W. 3. Hampton.

those problems down into
ments, and then in man
ments.

NIGHT EDITOR: ROMA LIPSKY

f

Favor to Labor

WILLIE LURYE, a special organizer for
the International Ladies Garment
Workers Union, was stabbed and killed last
week in a New York phone booth.
With a wife and four children .to look
after, Lurye had given up a $180-a-week
pressing job last fall to take on the $80-
a week organizing duties: it was appar-
ently his only vice.
Previous to this, hoodlums had beaten up
three other organizers; picketing union gar-
ment workers had been slugged. .
To all outward appearances this represents
an attempt by the remaining unorganized
employers in the garment industry to with-
stand the labor movement by thirtyish goon
squad methods.

Should this prove true, it means that
the U.S. has still to contend with a motley
remnant of the short-sighted 19th cen-
tury business men. Surely no reasonably
open-minded individual can fail to realize
that there are thousands who will rise to
take Willie Lurye's place.
Obviously, if an employer is responsible,
he has indirectly done organized labor a
great favor. True, it has cost them a life,
but it will undoubtedly gain them a great
deal of new support, placing one more
smudge on management's side in the already
mutually dingy labor-management relations
ledger.
-Richard Thomas.

And this might be the key and motto for
the Paris Conference: Work on manage-
ment of segments only.
To take one small bit of the whole Ger-
man problem and solve it-say to set up a
unified administration in Berlin-would be
a much greater triumph, than for the four
conferees to set up the entire problem in all
its frightful totality, and then break their
heads against it. Let us hope that the four
gentlemen will not be too eloquently integra-
tive in their remarks and approaches, and
that they will be content to work on bits
and pieces.
For if the conference does become an
arena for sweeping proposals aimed at
solving nothing less than everything, it
will go off the track as a conference, and
it will become something else. It will be-
come a device by means of which both the
East and West will make love to the Ger-
mans, while pretending to be talking to
each other. Or it will become a mere
propaganda gadget, instead of a confer-
ence, used by each side to demonstrate
to the world the existence of grave moral
faults and serious personality defects in
the other. All such activity comes under
the head of making orations about the
height of the mountain, instead of walking
a foot or two up the trail.
It ought to be possible to make qite a
bit of progress up the trail, if we don't let
the height of the mountain dizzy us. Maybe
we can't unify Germany politically at this
conference, but we might very well be able
to set up free trade between the eastern
and western zone. And after a year or so
of such free trade it might be much easier
to unify Germany politically.
* * *
AND IT SEEMS to me that the West should
take the lead in trying to break the
problem down into manageable segments.
The ability to work, patiently and resource-
fully, on unresolved questions, without being
capsized by them, is part of the essence of
the democratic way of life; and the demo-
cratic way of life certainly includes, or
should include, a sophisticated sense of the
changes that time can bring about in solv-
ing hard problems.
It is in the very nature of democracy
to distrust sweeping, offhand solutions, to
prefer to let the months and years and
education and the impact of reality do
their work, and we could with profit apply
these democratic attitudes to the very se-
vere problem represented by Germany.
The thing to fear, then, is that this con-
ference will become a battle of the theoret-
ical approaches, in which nothing will be ac-
complished because it is so hard to do every-
thing. Let us take the lead in breaking down
the problem into manageable pieces, each
one carrying its own plausibiity and its own
definite, even if partial, promise.
(Copyright, 1949, New York Post Corporation)
Looking Back
10 YEARS AGO:
The United States Navy completed one of
the greatest sea rescues when it saved the
lives of 33 men trapped three days in the
sunken submarine Squalus. Twenty-six men
weren't so fortunate.
5 YEARS AGO:
Canadian troops broke through the heart
of the Hitler line in Italy as Americans fi-
nally burst from the Anzio beachhead and
cut the Appian Way barely 25 miles from
Rome.
--From the Pages of The Daily.
A WORD IS NOT a crystal, transparent
and unchanged; it is the skin of a living
thought, and varies with the time and cir-

cumstances in which it is used.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes.

"Be quiet-I'm stirrin' up the masses."
MATTER OF FACT:
A Dark Lesson
By JOSEPH ALSOP
WASHINGTON-There is a simple parallel for the tragic death of
James Forrestal. A century and a quarter ago, Lord Castlereagh,
the leading member of the British Cabinet that had defeated Na-
poleon and brought peace to Europe, died in almost precisely similar
circumstances.
The Duke of Wellington, his friend and partner, was the first
to notice that the gigantic burdens he had borne so long were telling
upon Castlereagh. The story goes that when Castlereagh talked
strangely during a discussion of government business, the blunt
Wellington told him that he sounded unhinged, and that he ought
to see a doctor.
Wellingtonw arned Castlereagh's staff, but people in those
days had no remedy for melancholia. And late one evening, after
dining with his friends, the man who shared with Pitt and
Nelson and Wellington the chief credit for destroying the Na-
poleonic tyranny went into the darkened library of his country
house and cut his throat.
The episode is worth remembering now as proof from an earlier
time rather similar to ours that the burdens of office in periods of
great crisis are sometimes too heavy for the stoutest spirits. It is
not enough, however, merely to recall Forrestal's great services to
this country, and to acknowledge that the strongest man might have
cracked under the strains to which he was subjected.
The question arises whether these strains might have been
lessenee by a wiser Congress, a more restrained press, and a more
intelligent public attitude toward our public servants.
The truth is that the kind of public service Jim Forrestal
sought to give-disinterested, professional, imaginative, and in
scale with this nation's great role-is made as unrewarding as
possible. And although the American government now has our
own and the world's destinies in its hands, the habit has persisted
of treating the best men in the government as a set of dubious
payrollers and hacks.
The second-raters, of whom there are certainly enough to go
round, escape well enough. It is the first-raters, with their alarming
signs of intelligence and a dangerous tendency to have ideas, that
the Congress habitually treats as guilty until they prove themselves
innocent.
Then the country takes its good public servants for granted,
offers them no thanks and makes no complaint about the second
and third-raters. And certain kinds of politician, and certain
elements of the press, almost seem to scorn to restrain them-
selves in their attacks upon men they dislike.
It was not only the burden of his responsibility; it was also
the pettiness and injustice and ingratitude for a good job well done,
thatk illed Forrestal. He was a man who was, above all, serious about
the public service, and the improvement of the public service engaged
his passionate attention to the end.
(Copyright, 1949, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

News." The editor and a represen-
tative of the personnel department
will be in office Wednesday, May
25.
Fillmore Thomas and Co.. Inc.,
wholesale lumber dealers of La-
peer, Mich., are looking for men
with a business adm. background
and arithmetical ability for sales
positions with their company.
The Bureau has a request for a
librarian to work in a large com-
pany in Detroit starting in June.
The Bureau has received the
following Civil Service announce-
ments:
U.S.-Booklet on opportunities
for career service in the U.S. Dept.
of Agriculture.
MICHIGAN-Announcement for
adult corrections trainee. The last
date for filing applications is June
15.
The Metropolitan Chicago Ford
Dealers Association announces
openings for college graduates in-
terested in the selling phase of the
retail automobile business.
Further information concerning
the above may be obtained at the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528
Administration Bldg.
Summer Work:
Opportunity for experienced
handicraft counselors, men and
women, to work at camps during
the coming summer.
Several companies have an-
nounced opportunities for sales
work during the coming summer.
Opportunity for man to work as
cook and houseman for family of
four at their summer home. Filip-
pino preferred but will consider
others.
Toledo Y.M.C.A. Camp, Napo-
leon, Michigan, is looking for men
counselors in crafts, nature, and
riflery. $150, room and board for
season.
Camp Pinemere (girls, private)
Minocqua, Wisconsin, is looking
for experienced waterfront direc-
tor and small craft director-age
25; and a dramatics counselor at
least 21.
Opportunity for girls, residents
of Grand Rapids area, and expe-
rienced as waitresses, to work at
summer resort near Cheboygan
during coming summer.
Opportunity for graduate chem-
ical engineer (preferred) or chem-
ist with background in physical
and organic chemistry and fa-
miliarity with synthetic resin field
to work in research project during
summer months.
Opportunity for sophomore or
junior mechanical engineers, resi-
dents of Rochester, New York area,
to work as boiler operators in
steam generation plants.
For.,further information con-
cerning the above call at Bureau
of Appointments, 3528 Adminis-
tration Bldg.
Lecture
Hopwood Lecture: "The Respon-
sibilities of the Critic." Dr. Fran,
cis Otto Matthiessen, Professor of
History and Literature, Harvard
University. The Hopwood Awards
for 1948-49 will be announced at
this time. 4:15 p.m., Thurs., May
26, Rackham Lecture Hall.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Joan
Morton, Psychology; thesis: "Hu-
man Performance in a Walk-
through Maze" 7 p.m. Thurs., May
26, 3126 Natural Science Bldg.
Chairman, J. F. Shepard.
English 212L meet in 3209 An-
gell Hall, Thurs., May 26, 2 p.m.
Bacteriology Seminar: Thurs.,
May 26, 8:30 a.m., 1520 E. Medical
Bldg. Speaker: Barbara Dewey;
Subject: "Anti-immunity Fac -

tor."
Scandinavian 52: Prof. Willey's
class will meet 'Thursday of this
week at the usual hour.
Political Science Final Examina-
tion-Room Schedules.
The following examinations will
meet in the rooms indicated: Po-
litical Science 1, June 8, 2 to 5 p.m.
-Room B, Haven Hall.
Political Science It, June 8, 2 to
5 p.m.
Section 1-Houston, 2-Hous-
ton, 2003 A.H.
3-Abbott, 2203 A.H.
4-Lane, 5-Ward, 6-Lane, 35
A.H.
8-Efimenco, 9=-Waldby, 10-
Waldby, 11-Leu, 12-Leu, 25 A.H.
13-Peek, 14-Peek, 16-Grace,
17-Grace, 18-Grace, 1025 A.H.
Political Science 52, May 31, 9 to
12 noon.
Mr. Eldersveld's sections 25
A.H.
Mr. Vernon's sections 2054 N.S.
Mr. Bretton's sections, 2 Econ.
Mr. Abbott's sections, E Haven
Hall.
Political Science 67, June 1, 9 to
12 noon.
Mr. Walter's sections, 1025 A.H.
Mr..Efimenco's sections, 35 A.H.
Mr. Ecker's sections, 3017 A.H.
Concerts
Cancellation of Program: The
program of Opera Scenes pre-
viously announced for Thurs.,

TO THE EDITOR
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, repet-
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.
A pology .
To The Editor:
E ARLIER this semester I wrote a
letter to The Daily in which I
quoted from a leaflet whose con-
tent I had found in the Congres-
sional Record (page A3678, Val. 90,
Part 10, 78th Congress, 2nd Ses-
sion). This leaflet had been read
into the Congressional Record by
Congressman Claire Hoffman of
Michigan with the following in-
troduction:
"When this same Maurice Sugar,
who is now so actively advocating
the re-election of Mr. Roosevelt,
was a candidate for city council-
man in the city of Detroit, the
Communist Party put out a cam-
paign document asking the voters
of that city to support him.
Among other things the document
said: . .'..
He then read in the leaflet Ire-
ferred to above. This leaflet, which
he claimed had been issued by the
Communist Party, was a vicious
one, which in no uncertain lan-
guage strongly advocated the
quick elimination of the religious
forces in our country, closing of
the churches, and revolution.
Considering the source authori-
tative, I quoted from this same
leaflet, stating that Mr. Sugar
had used it as part of his politi-
cal campaign.
Mr. Sugar then replied that the
leaflet was not used by the Com-
munist Party, but that it had been
prepared by the Black Legion, who
forged the name of the Commu-
nist Party to it and distributed it
in their effort to defeat him.
This was, of course, a great sur-
prise to me. since I did not think
that a Congressman would be
guilty of such a misstatement.
Thus I immediately sent a copy of
Mr. Sugar's letter to Congressman
Hoffman by registered mail, and
patiently awaited a reply which I
was sure would be immediately
forthcoming. To this date I have
received no reply to this letter. My
own personal attempts to find any
proof of Congressman Hoffman's
statements made in the Congres-
sional Record have been futile.
Thus I offer my most humble
apology to Mr. Sugar for my hav-
ing associated his name with the
circulation of this nefarious leaf-
let. I sincerely hope that it will
be fully realized on this campus
that after careful research on my
part I can find no connection -be-
tween the printing of that leaflet
and Mr. Sugar.
-Richard F. Schults
Events Today
Agenda for Engineering Council
Meeting 7:30 p.m., 243 W. Engi-
neering Bldg.
A. Cabinet Report:
a. Treasure's Report.
b. Cabinet Policy.
c. Room Report.
B. Committee Report:
a. Power tool craft shop.

b. Job placement.
c. Activities cards.
d. Publicity.
e. Mentor system.,
f. Smoker.
C. New Business:
Ratification of a constitution
for the Honor Council.

Sensible Tradition

SENDING OUT FINAL grades on post
cards -has almost become a tradition at
Michigan.
But it seems that every year there are
a few instructors who can't seem to take
the time to send a student his final
mark and insist that the students wait
for the Registrar's Office to send out
official transcripts.

Shav ianisms

MARRIAGE IS POPULAR because it com-
bines the maximum of temptation with
the maximum of opportunity.
* * *
Fortunately for me I have no children
or my ignorance would have been exposed
to the whole world.
* * *
Thinking is the bravest of all activities.
People will do anything to avoid thought,
even go to the source of it to snatch a few
epigrams so that they shouldn't have to
think. Quotation is the homage paid by the
ignorant to wisdom.
A man comes to believe in the end the
lies he tells about himself to himself.
I am the first philosopher to make truth
pay, and like Jesus I went among the sinners
by getting my articles printed in the Tory
and Hearst press . . . The Tories like hear-
ing themselves called thieves and liars in the
same way as churchmen like hearing them-
selves called miserable sinners.
-Bernard Shaw.

When a student receives unofficial notice
of his final mark from his instructor and
then an official confirmation from the Uni-
versity, he can feel with a certain degree
of confidence that a clerical mistake has
not been made.
But of still greater importance in having
instructors mail grades is that a student can
get a preliminary picture of his scholastic
standing usually before he has left school..
Thus if it had suddenly become necessary to
attend summer school, arrangements could
be made without unnecessary delay.
A University regulation states that an
instructor may notify his students of
their final grades by posting a list or by
mail. However, whether he does this or
not is entirely up to the individual fac-
ulty member.
Though mailing out cards may take up
some of an instructor's valuable time, it does
not seem too much to ask that he let his
students know where they stand in the
fastest possible manner.
-Herbert Melvin.
If Congress will put first things first, it
can make a start on a sound health program
in this session. More doctors, hospitals,
disease-prevention campaigns and the like
are needed now. They are prerequisites of
any nation-wide insurance plan. The latter
can safely wait-at least until the benefits
it would provide are generally available.
-St. Louis Star-Times.
ONE WILL RARELY err if extreme actions
be ascribed to vanity, ordinary actions to
habit, and mean actions to fear.
-Nietzsche.

(Continued from Page 3)
payroll who have appointments or
contracts on a full-time yearly
basis; or if on a hourly basis, are
full-time employees and have been
employed by the University for a
period of not less than twelve
months prior to the date of appli-
cation for the purchase of an Ath-
letic Coupon Book. The date
shown on the Employees' Univer-
sity Identification Card shall be
considered as the date of employ-
ment.
4. For spouses and dependent
children under eighteen years of
age of the above groups.
Cost of Coupon Book:
1. Faculty and full-time em-
ployees (tax included) $12.00.
2. Spouses and dependent chil-
dren (tax included) $13.80.
Purchase Date:
-. At Ferry Field Ticket Office
beginning June 1'st.
2. Preference for location ex-
pires August 1st.
3. Additional Season Ticket
purchase privilege (limit two) ex-
pires August 1st.
Conditions and Privileges:
1. Coupon books or tickets ob-
tained by coupon books are not
transferable.
2. Ticket privileges end with
termination of employment with

game and general admission to
basketball, track, wrestling, and
baseball, as long as seats are avail-
able.
The purchase of an Athletic
Coupon Book for your spouse or
dependents entitles them to a re-
served seat at all home football
games. To gain admission to bas-
ketball, they must purchase a tax
ticket at Ferry Field Ticket Office
before 4:30 p.m. the day of the
game. Tax tickets for track, wres-
tling, and baseball may be pur-
chased at admission gate.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Men students who would like to
apply for residency in the Hillel
House for the Summer or Fall se-
mesters should contact with Miss
Goldberg. (4120). immediately.
Also, students interested in the
Hillel Work-Scholarship for the
coming-year, -may get further par-
ticulars from Miss Goldberg.
The Bureau of Appointments
has received "a-request for women
and men who will be in Ann Arbor
a minimum of 2-3 years to be
trained as operators and super-
visors in the tabulating field. In
addition, various research and sta-
tistical studies are carried on.
Either background or interest in
thpese fields will be considered.

A.S.M.E.: Meeting, 7:30
(Continued on Page 5)

p.m.,

AMI

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Fifty-Ninth Year
Edited and managed by students of
athe 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 veature Writer
Audrey Buttery......Women's Editor
Mary Ann Harris ...Asso. Wor's Editor
Bess Hayes ..... .........Librarian

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