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Publicity Move?

LAST WEEK, at the same time that the
Communists in Hungary were announc-
ing the. life imprisonment of Cardinal
Mindszenty, the trail of America's 11 top
Communists plodded along with the speed
of an over-loaded canal barge.
Charged with conspiring against the
United States government, these Commu-
nists, with the aid of a conniving battery
of lawyers, are doing everything in their
power to disrupt the functioning of Amer-
ican justice. It seems rather ironic that
the Hungarian court was able to accuse
and sentence the seven anti-Communists
standing on trial in five days, while in
New York the defense counsel has been
allowed to jockey pre-trial proceedings for
nearly a month.
Realizing that the trial could have vast
political implications, Federal Judge Harold
Medina has been leaning over backward to
give the Communists the chance to exercise
every right inherent in the American trial
by jury system. But in doing so he is allow-
ing the defense to put a blight on the record
of our nation's courts.
Ostentatiously, the Communist lawyers
have merely been attempting to seat an
impartial jury. Beneath the surface, how-
ever, one suspects that they are merely
using the trial for the purposes of obtain-
ing scandalous publicity. Or possibly they
feel that by delaying the case indefinitely
they can outlast the administration of jus-
tice and eventually have the case dis-
Meanwhile, indications are seen all over
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by inenbers of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

the country that the nation's Communists
are preparing for a long siege in the court.
Terming the trial a "shocking subversion of
justice," the party's spokesman, the Daily
Worker, announced a conference of 40 of
the nation's leading Communists to map the
strategy of the fight against alleged "jury
rigging." Columnist Elizabeth Gurley Flyn
has for some weeks been pushing a drive
to raise $100,000 for the "Communist Party
Defense Committee" which will lead the
fight to save the "12," as she labels the de-
Another indication that the Commu-
nists are using the trial as a tool in their
drive for a political upheaval here in
America is seen in a statement made by
Eugene Dennis, general-secretary of the
Communist Party and one of the defend-
ants. According to Dennis, they are fight-
nig for "domestic peace guaranteeing the
constant expansion of the people's do-
mestic liberties, as well as an anti-im-
perialist world peace." He adds that such
a peace is, "the best ally of social prog-
ress anq of socialism.
In analyzing Dennis' statements one won-
ders why he doesn't feel that Russia's ex-
pansion into Eastern Europe isn't imperial-
istic. And again, why if he really is a pro-
ponent of socialism, why he calls himself a
The 11 Communists and their defense
council may well be justified in feeling that
the jury picking system is discriminatory
and that they have a right to demand an
impartial court. But they could have made
their demands in much less than four weeks
and without casting a distasteful shadow on
our nation's courts by using them as a
publicity tool.
And finally, if the 11 men are really
innocent, they have nothing to fear from
any court.
--Jim Brown.

.┬▒ ART +
M ODERN DRAWINGS and prints pre- pattern effects and glowing colors in "Holo-
dominate in the Museum of Art's "New caust 6," a combination of pencil with the
Accessions" exhibit now on view in the water color.
Alumni Memorial Hall galleries. Inter- Mauny uses pen with his water color in
spersed with these are several contemporary "Stockholm," to contrast color and line.
paintings and a few pieces of sculpture, as Some of the color areas seem a bit overdone,
well as a collection of Old Master drawings. however, and detract from an otherwise
The South Gallery is completely devoted excellent sketch.
to Japanese prints, the gift of Dr. Walter Nudes, observed from various angles and
R. Parker of Detroit. The collection repre- sketched in varying ways, constitute the
sents mainly the work of 18th Century major part of the drawing accessions. They
artists. vary from Eric Gill's delicately handled
Most impressive accession both in size and "Female Torso," Maillol's more plastic
value is Max Beckmann's "Begin the Be- "Back of Nude Woman" and Noguchi's
guine," previously exhibited here last spring. sensitive "Seated Nude" to the more linear
Highly charged with postwar symbolism, it "Back of Nude Woman" by Lachaise and
utilizes vivid color, with distorted figures "Standing Nude Woman" by Gaudier-
outlined in heavy black slashed across the Brzeska.
cava :-its'tOta: rather terrifying effect, Several fine Picasso sketches, a loose pen
the painting is reminiscent of Beckmann's sketch by Littlefield, and Shoshannah's "The
earlier expressionistic work in Germany. Chess Players," are also notable among the
Equally morose in subject matter, but drawings. Of the prints, "2 HP" by Jean
more pleasant to view, are John O'Neil's Lurcat is outstanding in a fine collection.
"The Nameless Ones" and Jean Hugo's The hand-colored etching features a mini-
"La, Mort." The former, in its green- mum of pattern in an excellent design.
brown arrangement of shapes, conveys the Another color etching, "Rhabdomancie,"
haunting feeling of a cavern. Hugo's small by the surrealist Tanguy is also of inter-
but effective painting shows a well-con- est, as is Schanker's color woodcut, "The
ceived formal arrangement, flat color areas Carnival." Appearing as more of a fabric
in orangy red and gray contrasting with design than a picture is Masson's lovely
simple linear patterns. color lithograph "Hesperides."
Le Corbusier reveals his major interest in In the North Gallery, Old Master drawings
the very architectural "Three Figures," an are intermingled'with a few contemporary
interesting, though not completely successful works evidently crowded off the West Gal-
work. lery walls. Italian, French and English of
Two rather unusual handlings of the wa- the.16th-18th Century, they are chiefly pen
ter color medium are represented in paint- drawings, including some very fine tiny
ings by Edoardo Bargheer and Jacques compositions.
Mauny. The former artist has achieved nice -Joan Katz
Pax A nClera

Purchase Cards
ONE OF THE OFTEN discussed questions
on campus is "What can the Student
Legislature do?" and in the National Stu-
dent Association's (NSA) Purchase Card
Plan, which is to be introduced on campus
next week we have a concrete answer in a
spot it interests us most-our pocket books.
The Purchase Card Plan is designed to
get students some of the necessities of
college life at a less than maximum price.
For a buck, the student gets a card iden-
tifying him as a subscriber to the plan.
With the card he can purchase clothing,
food, books, etc., at a reduced rate.
The system is already in effect in De-
troit, where twenty stores in the vicinity of
NSA College, Wayne, U. of D., and Mary-
Grove are giving students a substantial dis-
count on important items.
As the set-up now stands, Ann Arbor mer-
chants are not now subscribers, but the
cards can be used in any part of the
country where the program is working.
Thus, Detroiters can get their savings by
buying clothing at home and likewise with
Chicago students, Buffalo, N.Y., New York
City, and others stretched in a network
across the continent.
Asthe plan gains impetus it will undoubt-
edly receive the support of merchants, who
recognize the gains to be obtained from a
larger turn-over in products at a lower rate.
It may be that the country will begin
to see the importance of better educa-
tion for more students to be obtained by
reducing the costs of attending college-
even to the extent of making students
a special class as is done in some coun-
At least, in Ann Arbor, where living costs
are among the highest in the nation, the
students need no explanation of why costs
should come down.
-Don McNeil.
GOP Placed
WE HAVE HAD AN awful lot of speeches
lately on where the Republican party
stands. Governor Dewey has said it stands
on the liberal side. Senator Vandenberg
finds he prefers for it to stand on "the
high center road." It is like a game of
political electric trains.
I wonder how much value there is in
this abstract taking of positions, in most
cases without much reference to current
issues. This penchant for picking roads,
roads in the center, roads slightly to the
left, roads here and roads there, is merely
confusing. One feels an urge to suggest to
the speakers that they stop describing the
beauties of the roads they're traveling,
and tell us what the trip is for.
Both Dewey and Vandenberg talked a good
deal about their attachment to liberalism-
sound liberalism, of course. Since the Re-
publicans can't seem to keep us liberals out
of their speeches, maybe it is fair for one
liberal, namely me, to offer some comment
on what they have said.
The first poht to be made is that a lib-
eral doesn't start by picking out a road. He
starts with the people, and their problems.
If the people seem to need a million new
houses, and if nobody seems to be very
anxious to build them, your real liberal
tries to to get those houses. To do so he
may have to take three steps to the left,
pause for two beats, retreat one pace to the
right to pick up some votes, and so on. But
always his mind is on those houses, and
on the people who needthem. He is going
to judge his success or failure, not by how

well he sticks to a pre-selected road, but
by whether the people are getting the shelter
they need.
In contradistinction, one can well imagine
some abstract thinker, who, say, has de-
cided that his true road lies northeast by
east, being approached by the poorly shel-
tered, and answering: "Sorry. What you
suggest is just a little to the west of me."
I do not imply that Senator Vandenberg and
Governor Dewey are, as individuals lacking
in human concern. I do say that the party
they praise has very often taken this kind
of position.
Your real liberal is willing to let the
people be his compass. That does not
mean he is without guiding principles.
He is full of principles. One of them is his
belief in using decent means, and another
is his belief that if a theory makes it
necessary that some of the people shall
lack in food and shelter, there must be
something wrong with the theory.
Your conservative cannot rest if a theory
is violated. Your liberal cannot rest if a
problem isunsolved.
But conservative love of theory does leave
many problems unsolved, while the liberal
love of solutions does, I think, help build
a body of sound, democratic theory..
The difference is like the difference be-
tween realism and romanticism in literature.
The liberal has his eye on the eople, on
their houses, on factual studies of diet,
health, mortality, whatever-the conserva-
tive is concerned with his roads, his mottoes
and slogans, and with an idealism which,
hnwever sincere. tends also to be a little

"What Do You


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Letters to the Editor.

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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 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.
* * *
Nfo Logic
To the Editor:
There is no logic to Mr. Seels,
attack on the SL for continuing
the present system of appointing
the NSA delegates.
Webster says that, in the term
"election where feasible," the word
"feasible" means also "practic-
able." Those holding Mr. Seel's
view, at the last NSA meeting, ad-
mitted that it would be necessary
to screen candidates so those that
have proven themselves in NSA
work and who will continue to
work in NSA would be certified as
candidates. Thus you set the stan-
dards, limit the candidates by
their SL cabinet action, then you
disregard their work and force the
NSA'ers to politic and test their
popularity before an electorate
that has not available to it infor-
mation the cabinet might have
gathered. Considering that three
of the present NSA delegates are
in Law School, I feel it would be to
the advantage of NSA that these
people, instead of electioneering,
could put time so spent in work
for the NSA.
I cannot understand the claim,
made at the NSA committee meet-
ing, that an elected NSA commit-
tee would insure publicity by elec-
tion. The value of "publicity"
gained through election, rather
than hard work, is questionable.
I think that if NSA delegates
were elected, you would find the
more conservative elements freez-
ing out some of the hard-working
members with more progressive
ideas. At the present time, Mr.
Seel, you cannot claim that any of
the NSA delegates haven't de-
served their positions, that they do
not represent all political views on
campus. As NSA activities are
more work than politics, and most
of them can incur criticism from
no political group, it is both prac-
ticable and feasible to have the SL
Cabinet choose the delegates.
-Marvin L. Failer
Tax Boost

to Socialism, Let's have no "it
can't happen here" advocators.
They should have learned their
It is not only important for the
President and Congress to realize
these facts, but especially impor-
tant. for our citizens and voters,
who can, at the polls, remove some
of these terrifying probabilities.
-John M. Boardman
* * *
Conglom .eration
To the Editor:
f Last Saturday's Daily included a
weird conglomeration of state-
ments (we hesitate to call them
facts) by Hy Bershad, who in-
sisted that too few newspapers re-
port the facts logically without
To get the true facts, Bershad
turned to George Seldes, a "fascist
under every high chair" screamer
from way back, who had recently
interviewed Communist dominated
Hungary's Foreign Affairs Under
Secretary Boldizar, who charges
Cardinal Mindszenty with anti-
semitism and what have you by
quoting a British journalist, who
for all we know may represent the
London Daily Worker.
We refer you to page 7 of the
Ann Arbor NewsaofaFeb. 7 in
which Dr. Bela Fabian says in
"On the matter of Cardinal
Mindszenty and anti-semitism, I
feel particularly qualified to speak,
because as a leader of the Hun-
garian Jewish community and as
a member of the Hungarian Par-
liament for 17 years, I personally
was acquainted with Cardinal
Mindszenty and had occasion to
discuss the problem of anti-semi-
tism with him. I would be pre-
pared to testify-if such a thing
as free testimony were possible
before a Communist court--that
far from supporting anti-semitic
propaganda, Cardinal Mindszenty
was in the- forefront of the strug-
gle against Nazism and anti-sem-
itism and that he more than once
risked his life to save Jews from
the Nazis."
In light of Dr. Fabian's facts,
we are afraid that Ivan Boldizar's
wild claims must be catalogued as
lies that vie with those of Goeb-
bels in filth of intent.
We too, Mr. Bershad, are con-
cernedjust as deeply as you
are with opposing anti-semitism,
Please don't be deceived by articles
which purport to be fighting anti-
semitism, but which in reality dis-
tort the facts to advance a system
of oppression and misery upon the

(Continued from.Page 3)
Hill Auditorium. Miss Mason's
program will include compositions
by Bach, Durufle, Liszt, and
Poulenc, and will be open to the
general public. She will be assist-
ed by the University String Or-
chestra, Emil Raab, Conductor.
Student Recital: Genevieve
Shanklin, violinist, will present a
recital in partial fulfillment of
the requirements for the degree of
Bachelor of Music at 8 p.m., Wed.,
Feb. 16, Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
tre. Miss Shanklin, a pupil of Gil-
bert Ross, will be assisted by Mary
Margaret Poole, pianist. Her pro-
gram will include compositions by
Tartini, Bach, Lalo, G'-ejnados,
and De Falla, and will be open to
the general public without charge.
Events Today
Research Club: 8 p.m., Amphi-
theatre, Rackham Bldg. Papers:
"Oriental Materials in the First
Spanish Romance," by Prof. C. P.
Wagner; "Geological Controls on
the Origin of Oil," by Prof. K. K.
Delta Sigma Pi, Professional
business administration frater -
nity; Open House, 7-9 p.m. Chap-
ter House, 1212 Hill. Welcome ex-
tended to all interested Business
Administration and Economic stu-
Change of Time. Sigma Delta
Chi: Meeting, 4 p.m., News room.
Ensian picture will be taken.
American Society of Mechanical
Engineers: 7:30 p.m., 346 W. En-
gineering Bldg. Mr. R. G. Dailey
of the Wolverine Plastics Corp.,
Milan, Mich., will discuss "The
Practical Use and Design of Plas-
tics," Movie: "The Story of Ten-
ite." Refreshments.
Sociedad Hispanica: "Pano-
rama de Mexico," a color film of
Mexico will be shown by Miss
Laura Cheney of Dearborn, 8 p.m.,j
Hussey Room, Michigan League.
Student Chapter, American So-
ciety of Civil Engineers: Meeting
7:30 p.m., 311 W. Engineering
Bldg. Movies from the U.S. Bureau

Women Engineers: Meeting of
all women engineers, 5:15 p.m.,
2028 E. Engineering Bldg. Discus-
sion of coming Engineering Open
Women of the University Fac-
ulty: "Anniversary" Tea, 4-6 p.m.,
club room, Room D, Michigan
Westminster Guild: Regular in-
formal tea and talk, 4 p.m., Rus-
sell parlor, First Presbyterian
Church. Mr. W. J. Kitchen, Exec-
utive Secretary of the World Stu-
dent Service Fund, will be present
to participate in the discussionI
period. Everyone is welcome.
Roger Williams Guild: "Chat"
and tea, 4:30-6 p.m., Guild House.
Guest will be Dr. Wm. Braisted,
medical missionary in China.
Michigan Christian Fellowship:
Bible Study, Book of Acts, Chap-
ter I. 7:30 p.m., Upper Room, Lane
IZFA: Beginning Study Group,
7:45 p.m., Hillel Foundation.
U. of M. Dames Bridge Group:
8 p.m., Hussey Room, Michigan
ADA Executive Meeting for of-
ficers and committee heads: 4:15
p.m., Michigan Union.
Wallace Progressives: -Executive
meeting, 7:30 p.m., Michigan Un-
ion. Full attendance is requested.
Coming Events
International Center weekly tea
for all foreign students and Amer-
ican friends, 4:30-6 p.m., Thurs.,
Feb. 17, International Center.
Hostesses: Mrs. Robert Klinger
and Mrs. Donald Haines.
American Ordnance Associa-
tion: "VT Fuzes" given by Mr. K.
M. Kiel of King-Seeley Corpora-
tion and Prof. H. R. Crane of the
Department of Physics will be the1
subject of the meeting, Thurs.,
Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. Film : "VT
Fuzes for Bombs and Rockets."
Open meeting, Auditorium, Archi-
tecture Bldg.

To the Editor:

RIDAY'S DAILY tells us that
the President wants "a four
billion dollar tax boost and stand-
by powers to control prices and
It is* pointed out that the in-
creased taxes are needed to pre-
vent a government deficit. It
would be far more constructive for
our government to learn to get
along without an unlimited source
of revenue. It is stupendously ri-
diculous that we do not try to pay
off some of our huge debt and its
interest in these lush semi-infla-
tionary times. When the inevi-
table "rainy day" comes, we should'
then be in a better position to pro-
vide government welfare jobs.
As to wage and price controls,
which are now reaching a stable
level, the governmentneed not in-
terfere in our natural economic
scale. Since shortly after price
controls were removed, prices have
decreased. If the government will
keep its fingers out of the pie, this
wage-price scale would automatic-
ally and gradually decrease.
Excessive and destructive taxa-
tion reduces industrial confidence,
as evidenced by the policy stock
market. And government wage
controls and government price
controls is far too much govern-
ment, and is a definite approach
ed ┬░World Federalists will meet
Thurs., Feb. 17, 4:15 p.m., Michi-
gan Union to formulate plans for
World Government Week. All are
U. of M. Rifle Club: Firing, 7-
9:30 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 17, ROTC
range. DCM qualification match
fired at 8 p.m.
Young Democrats: Due to the
inability to get a satisfactory
meeting room, there will be a work
meeting starting from Wikel's
Drug Store on Thurs., Feb. 17, at
7:30 p.m.
U. of M. Dames Drama Group:
Meeting, Feb. 17, 8 p.m., home of
Mrs. L. Hart Wright, 2583 Fern-
wood. Further work will be done
on the play. Call Mrs. LaVerne
Pitcher 2-7483 for transportation.

-Richard F. Schults
James A. Houle



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LONDON-One of Ernest Bevin's favorite
complaints is that Britain's post-war
economic weakness has prevented him from
doing "a proper job" as Foreign Minister.
Behind his ruminative grumbling lies an im-
portant fact. For the past three years, while
attempting to play her habitual part as a
great power, Britain has really lacked the
means to sustain that position. It has been
the old and very human story of fallen for-
tunes concealed behind a bold front.
In brief, the highly practical British know
that even with the greatest dexterity, in-
genuity and self-denial, they canot hope to
regain the dominance they once enjoyed by.
sheer weight of wealth and strength. New
giant powers have emerged, in America and
Russia, which would make such an attempt
foolhardy.. The British solution therefore,
is to replace the "Pax Britannica" of the
nineteenth century with a "Pax Anglo-
Americana" in the twentieth. The partner-
ship of the two nations is to do the job
that Britain once did alone.
The position accorded to the United States
in this partnership can be grasped from two
simple facts. Behind the French acceptance
of Field Marshal Montgomery as Western
Union Chief of Staff lay and still lies a
secret understanding with the British. Both
parties spontaneously agreed that in the
event of the outbreak of war in Europe, the

whole development that is thus foreshad-
owed will, if not halted by misfortune,
strongly tend to shape the political future
of the next decades.
Such a development has long been hoped
for in Washington by such wise policy
makers as George Kennan, who recognize
that Anglo-American partnership rests on
the best of all foundations-almost complete
community of interest. But for the sake of
efficiency, and as a matter of public policy,
it would seem desirable for the leaders of
both nations to be a bit more articulate
about this great though rather formless
process that is now going forward.
(Copyright, 1949, New York Herald Tribune)
MANY'S the weekend that has been wasted
in Ann Arbor because of the University's
prolonged registration system. Now that the
Advisor program is undergoing a change for
the better, the reorganizing hand of the Ad-
ministration can turn to greener pastures.
The University needs a streamlined pre-
registration system such as is used by the
majority of Universities throughout . the
country. Although the present system in it-
self is extremely efficient, it could take place

of Reclamation. Student-Faculty Gilbert and Sullivan Society:
Panel led by A.S.C.E. President Tryouts and rehearsals for forth-

Haley and Professor Boyce, on
"The Honor System."
Sigma Gamma Epsilon: Busi-
ness meeting, 12 noon, 3056 Nat-
ural Science Bldg.
Ullr Ski Club: Meeting. 7:30
p.m., Rm. 3RS, Michigan Union.'
Movies and discussion of coming
Flying Club: Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
1042 E. Engineering Bldg. Board
Meeting before regular meeting.
Elections of officers. Bills must
be paid. Openings for new mem-E
The United World Federalists'
Discussion groups will not meet
this week. Watch the D.O.B. for
future meetings.
Hiawatha Club: Meeting, 7 p.m.,
ABC room, Michigan League. All
students from the Upper Penin-
sula should attend.

coming production of "Patience."
Men's chorus, 7 p.m., Thurs., Feb.
17, Michigan League. Women's
chorus, 8 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 17,
Michigan League. All persons in-
terested in singing, acting, con-
struction, ushering are invited to
attend. Carpenters are especially
needed. Please bring eligibility
Scimitar Club: Ensian-IM-Ac-
tivity pictures will be taken of
fencers at the Intra-Mural Bldg.
at 5 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 17.
A meeting of the Scimitar Club.
open to all interested students,
will be held Thurs., 9:30 p.m.,
third floor, Michigan Union. All
Scimitar members are requested
to attend.
Americgn Chemical Society
Student Affiliates: Organizational
meeting, Thurs., Feb. 17, 2404
Chemistry Bldg., 4:30 p.m.{

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} Are you writing down all
about Gus, Mr. O'Malley?

Might even consider doing
an article on this case

Wow! This is that new
Dr. O'Malley's chart.

Blood pressure-None.

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