THE MICHIGAN DAILY,
TRtTRSLAY, Tb AI 2. 1950
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IN ITS SECOND annual Student Arts
Festival, the Inter-Arts Union will
again provide an unusual opportunity for
a display of student creative works and
The three day festival, scheduled for
March 17, 18, and 19 will include per-
formances of music, drama and dance,
exhibitions of photography, sculpture
and painting and both student and fa-
culty panel discussions.
Contributions for the festival are still
being accepted in art, sculpture, poetry,
photography and dance.
For anyone on campus who has work
in one of these fields, the festival 'of-
fers an occasion for an audience reac-
tion to the work, as well as intelligent
discussion and criticism.
The chance is here, and is too valuable
for anyone with a creative bent to pass
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by -members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: ROMA LIPSKY
THOMAS L. STOKES:
GOP & British Election
Crlake Mine Beefsteak"
DAILY OFFICIAL BLLETIN
WASHINGTON-Whether the British elec-
tions offer a favorable omen for the
Republican Party in our own November Con-
gressional elections is a highly debatable
question. But it is clear they offer a lesson
that might help the Republican Party if
What was the strategy of the British Con-
servative Party, which must have had some-
thing to do with its substantial and sur-
prising gains? It was not to come out
against everything the Labor Party stood
for or had done. Instead, it accepted social
reforms thus far achieved and proposed to
consolidate and administer them more effi-
ciently, and to pause before proceeding fur-
THIS IS COMPARABLE, in political stra-
tegy, to that of the moderate and pro-
gressive element of the Republican Party in
our country. That has, as a matter of fact,
been the approach in the last three Repub-
lican platforms and by the Party's presi-
dential candidates in 1940-44-48-Wendell
L. Willkie and Governor Thomas E. Dewey.
Through it, which is often overlooked, the
Republican Party moved from its lowest
ebb with the_1936 debacle, when it carried
only Maine and Vermont, to the high point
reached in 1948.
Washington Merry- Go -Round
WITH DREW PEARSON
WASHINGTON-Atom scientists h a v e
secretly informed the Congressional
Committee on Atomic Energy that there is
absolutely no way to detrmine the cost of
the frightful H-bomb until it is built.
However, they have further testified
that the new bomb would cost a lot less
than the original estimates, which ran
into billions of dollars.
This is because a great deal of equipment
now used for making atom bombs can be
reused or easily converted to the production
Officials of the Atomic Energy Commis-
sion also have informed the committee be-
hind closed doors that the hydrogen bomb
can be made for considerably less than the
estimated $2,000,000,000 cost of the original
The atom chiefs revealed, in fact, that
all they would need to get started on pro-
duction of the H-bomb is $80,000,000,
chiefly for special facilities and new lab-
i This $80,000,000 is already well on the
way to Congressional approval, being in-
cluded in the $450,000,000 deficiency ap-
propriation bill that passed the House last
week though only a few House members
knew they were voting for H-bomb funds.
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W ASHINGTON-A slow fire burning across
the midwest prairies will stir the biggest
rumpus in the 81st Congress and decide the
1950 elections. This is the opinion of rank-
ing politicians on both sides of the aisle.
The fire is a rank-and-file farmers' re-
volt against the sliding scale of parity pay-
ments which was jammed through Con-
gress by the powerful Farm Bureau Fed-
eration plus a coalition of Republicans and
Signs of the revolt are:
1-A poll among Iowa hog farmers taken
by Wallace's Farmer, which revealed 45 per
cent favor the Brannan plan of direct gov-
ernment payments to farmers, while letting
STUDENTS ON scholastic probation or on
warning for scholastic reasons are al-
lowed to stay out all day and most of the
night, yet these same students are not al-
lowed to participate in many campus acti-
vities without an eligibility card.
The University, in allowing unlimited so-
cial engagements for those in scholastic
difficulties, shows its faith in the matur-
ity of its students. However, this faith is
forgotten when eligibility card time rolls
around; for the cards are almost unob-
tainable for those on scholastic probation.
It must be remembered that extracurri-
cular activities are not merely fun for the
kiddies. They provide intellectual stimulus;
they are a means of improving one's reason-
ing powers as well as one's extemporaneou
Students whose eligibility is now auto-
matically taken away should be given a
It is not unfair to expect eligibility cards
to be issued on a more personal basis. If a
student can convince the Office of Student
Affairs (and himself) that extracurricular
activities are not the cause of the student's
particular scholastic difficulties; an eligi-
bility card should be issued.
-Leah Marks t
fall the prices to the consumer. Thirty-five
per cent are back of the present system of
the government buying and storing surpluses
to keep prices up. The remainder could not
decide. This is a gain of 11 per cent in eight
months for the Brannan idea.
2-In North Dakota, Sen. William Lan-
ger and the Non-Partisan League are pre-
paring to leave the Republican Party in
favor of the Brannan plan. A major farm
authority in the Dakotas, editor William
Ronald of Mitchell, S.D., has been fran-
tically urging the GOP leadership to write
a new farm policy.
3-A grass-roots farmers' meeting in
Crawford County, Wis., recently turned into
a debate on the Brannan plan. Before the
debate, 75 were for the plan, 45 against, and
92 didn't know. After the debate, 103 voted
pro, 45 against, -and 47 still undecided.
4-Chirman Harold Cooley of the
House Agriculture Committee, noticeably
unenthusiastic about the Brannan plan
last year, recently told the Farm Bureau
of North Carolina, his home state: "Either
come up with something better than the
Brannan plan, or stop standing in the
Back of the farm revolt is an estimated
drop of five to six billion dollars in farm
income, the fear that farmers' income will
drop further under the sliding-scale formula
backed by the Farm Bureau, and mounting
criticism of piled-up surpluses while food
prices remain high in .the grocery stores.
THE COUNCIL OF Economic Advisers has
just presented a significant, secret,
three-page analysis of the country's eco-
nomic problems to the President. Here in
brief is what Truman's advisers told him:
1. The major problem facing the coun-
try today is the sharp rise in unemploy-
A) During the month of January, unem-
ployment set a record postwar high with
4,500,000 out of work - almost 1,000,000
higher than the previous month. Unemploy-
ment is now at 7 per cent of the total labor
force as against only a little over 4 per cent
one year ago.
B) The increase of 1,000,000 in the ranks
of the unemployed in a 30-day period is
considerably more than would normally oc-
cur at this time of year.
2. Partly offsetting the poor unemploy-
ment picture is the high level of home con-
struction, business loans and bank clearings.
In addition, those people who are still em-
ployed have not received any appreciable
3. In general, the present situation,
while warranting the closest study, is not
as yet alarming.
4. The basic problem is one of expanding
the U.S. economy fast enough to absorb the
ever-increasing number of people available
to work. During the year 1949, for example,
the labor fore increased by 1,300,000. To-
day's high level of unemployment is due to
the failure of the economy to grow suffici-
ently during 1949.
5. The present economic situation calls
for action along three major lines:
A) The development of a program to
stimulate business investment, planning for
large public-works expenditures and in-
creased attention to local areas of severe
B) Continued government spending in
order to pour money into the economic
That course, astutely pursued, might
ultimately bring victory.
But, just now, unfortunately, the dom-
inant leadership of the party in Congress,
especially in the House, as well as in the
national committee, is branding such a
course "me-tooism," demanding an all-
out attack on social welfare reforms, and
finally reached the frantically desperate
stage of calling Truman Fair Dealism
Curiously enough, it is this element of the
party that is hurrahing the loudest about
the British election. It will be too bad for
the party if its interpretation becomes party
policy. For there is no substance in this
view of the British elections. Those who
hold it have read too much into the word
"Conservative" that is attached to Great
Britain's second party and overlooked en-
tirely what the party stands for.
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IT IS, IN FACT, far to the left of the
Truman Party, so there cannot even be
Pcomparison. It has accepted what Presi-
aent Truman has never even advocated,
which is the nationalization program al-
ready accomplished that includes banks and
several industries, railroads and airlines
among them, though it balks at nationali-
zation of steel. It also accepted Britain's
"socialized medicine" program, as it is called
here, claiming credit for originating the
idea. Mr. Truman sponsors a milder federal
health program, though unable yet to take
his party with him.
If the moderate Truman program of
social welfare reforms is "socialism," pray
what is the British Conservative Party's
Winston Churchill, who is among the
oldest of active political leaders in the
world today, nevertheless knowstheworld
has changed and he is moving along with
it, a lesson that some Republican leaders
much younger refuse to learn. Harry Tru-
man is no youngster, either, but he is very
canny politically, and it will take more than
placid acceptance by the Republican Party
of what looks-like a "trend" to upset him-
in the Congressional elections this fall, or
IE ALREADY has been busy at what
- right be called "discounting" the Brit-
ish election. He began it some time ago.
While the rural and small-town vote came
in to take the Conservative Party of Britain
very close to victory, it may be recalled that
Republicans waited in vain "for the farm
vote to come in" an clinch their victory
through those early Corning hours of No-
vember 3, 1948. They waked up to learn
that Democrats had regained strength in
the farm belt through a slip of Republicans
in their 80th Congress, which was to listen
to speculative grain interests, rather than
farmers, and cut down grain storage facili-
Since that time Mr. Truman has sought
to create a new political alliance of mid-
west farmers and big city constituencies
of the eastern-midwestern industrial belt
to offset defections in the South. Republi-
cans still have not met this with a farm
program of their own, and they have like-
wise muffed an opportunity to strengthen
themselves with big city constituencies by
failure to unite on the civil rights issue,
which is traditional with them and on
which the party was founded.
If the Party went back to Lincoln it would
come closer to 1950, for he was a very mod-
ern statesman ,despite what some Republi-
cans said about him in recent Lincoln Day
(Copyright, 1950, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.)
stream (defense spending, social security,
unemployment compensation, veterans bene-
C)The rapid settlement of the coal strike
before coal shortages send a chain reaction
of unemployment throughout the nation.
NOTE: Few economists in Washington go
along with the President's advisers on Point-
3 wherein they minimize the economic dang-
er signals. Other economic experts consider
the sharp and unexpected increase in job-
less to be a serious economic storm signal.
CAPITAL NEWS CAPSULES
GETTING TOUGH WITH NAZIS - In-
side story on American High Commissioner
McCloy's tough-talking speech to the Ger-
mans is that Secretary Acheson chided him
for being too namby-pamby with the Ger-
mans, insisted that he make a public state-
mentsaying the United States was aware of.
the threat of revived Nazism. McCloy wasn't
enthusiastic but consented to have the State
Department write his speech, which inci-
dentally is considered the best thing the
United States has done in Germany since
the war ended.
AIR COMPETITION - Two small, un-
scheduled airlines have offered to fly the
mails for one dollar a year - to prove that
government subsidies aren't necessary.
Golden North Airways and Air Transport
Associates claim they can fly the Alaskan
run for the post office and still make enough
money from commercial freight to give the
government free service. This would save
the taxpayers more than $7,000,000 a year.
(Copyright, 1950, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
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Museum of Art, Alumni Memor- etry.
ial Hall: Eugene Atget's Magic
Lens and The Arts Work Together, La P'tite Causette: 3:30 p.m.,
through Mar. 15. Brooklyn Mu- -Gill Room, League: 3
seum Third Print Annual, through GilRoLau
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XetteP/ TO THE EDITOR
The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all letters which are signed by the writer
and in good taste. Letters exceeding 300 words in length, defamatory or
libelous letters, and letters which for any reason areanot in good taste will
be condensed, edited, or withheld from publication at the discretion of the
Mar. 22; weekdays 9-5, Sundays
Creative Photography, Reproduc-
tions by' Museum of Modern Art.
Corridor, first floor, Architecture
Bldg., through March 10.
Theology Forum: 9 a.m., Lane
Social Ethics Forum: 7:15 p.m.,
How To Meet Human Frontiers:
An eight week course led by H. L.
Pickerill.; .7:15 to 8:15 p.m., top
floor, Congregational Disciple Ev-
angelical and Reformed Guild.
Congregational Disciples Guild
Lenten service, 5 p.m., "Woman
behold thy son . . . Behold thy
Canterbury Club: 12:30 p.m.,
Lenten-meditation; 5:15-5:45 p.m.,
Evening.prayer and meditation.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Purim services, 7:45 p.m.
International Center Weekly Tea:
Student Science Society: Meet-
ing, 7:30 p.m., 1300 Chemistry
Bldg. Speaker: Dr. W. R. Vaughn,
"A New Anti-malarial Drug."
Political Science Round Table:
7:30 p.m, Rackham Amphitheatre.
Graduate Student Council: Meet-
ing, 7:30 p.m., Rackham Bldg.
Program of One-Act Plays, pre-
sented by the Department of
Speech. "The Admirable Bash-
ville," by Bernard Shaw; "Lord
Byron's Love Letters," by Tennes-
see Williams; "Les Femmes Sav-
antes," by Moliere; scenes from
"Othello," by Shakespeare. 8 p.m.,
Thurs., and Fri., Mar. 2-3, Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater. Tickets are
available at theater box office, 10
a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 6300 for reser-
U. of M. Sailing Club: Shore
school. 2 classes; beginners-no-
menclature; advanced - racing
rules. 7:30 p.m., 311 W. Engine.
Phi Sigma: Meeting, Mon., Mar.
6, 8 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
Speaker: Dr Richard J. Porter,
associate professor of protozoolo-
gy, School of Public Health. "Re-
cent Advances in the Study of
Malaria or Malaria-like Organ-
isms." 7:30 ' p.m., Installation
meeting of new officers.
Druids: Meeting, 10:30 p.m.,
IZFA Study Group: 8 p.m., B'nai
B'rith Hillel House: "Israel's Sig-
nificance to American Jewry."
Alpha Phi Omega: Meeting. De-
tails of Tag Day drive and pre-
sentation of new pledges. '7 pm.,
Rm. 3-R, Union.
and Sullivan Society:
of chorus and princi-
Polonia Club: Meeting,
p.m., International Center.
SL Calendaring . .
To the Editor:
DON McNEIL, in an editoria
last Tuesday, criticized th
calendaring of student-sponsored
events and asked for SL action.
It is difficult to refute the state-
ments presented when the viola-
tions, on the surface, seem so fla-
grant. I do believe the situation
could be ameliorated by student
cooperation with the Calendar
Committee of the Legislature.
It is the purpose of the Calendar
Committee to calendar events for
this and the ensuing semester, and
when calendaring to take into con-
sideration the amount of people
expected to participate in each
eventeand point out conflicting
events to the Student Affairs Com-
mittee which gives final confir-
In my mind, SAC deliberates
and weighs all potentialities care-
fully before making 'a final deci-
sion. Often it is possible to hold a
major and minor function of the
same evening when student appeal
may be determined to rest in cer-
tain special groups rather than in
an over-all generalness.
The fact remains that there are
only a limited number of weeks in
which to crowd a great number of
diversified events, all of which
must be given equal consideration.
Secondly, all organizations are
confident of their ultimate indivi-
dual success. On these grounds it
is difficult to refuse student peti-
What we need is more consider-
ation and planning by the student
May I suggest, first, that all or-
ganizations interested in holding
a function consult the calendar in
the Office of Student Affairs be-
fore establishing a date. Don't
make final arrangements and then
seek confirmation. Too often stu-
dent groups approach a situation
through the back door. This sim-
ply confuses the issue and makes
definite confirmation difficult.
Second, consider the function
carefully before plunging headlong
into it. Some student groups do
little or no investigation before
presenting an extremely skeletal
and undeterminable proposition to
the SAC. Lay the groundwork be-
fore asking permission. After pro-
per deliberation, the group often
realizes the utter impossibility of
holding a function.
Third, make dates final. The
Calendar Committee has been
plagued with continual changes of
dates. This simply confuses the
calendar and often leads to con-
Fourth, present petitions at the
earliest opportunity. It is extreme-
ly difficult to give proper consid-
eration to a petition. presented the
day before the SAC meeting. It is
also difficult to control and pre-
vent functions in which student
interest is determined to be high.
Thus it istnecessary to allow many
events to take place and leave fin-
al decision concerning participa-
tion to the student body.
However, I believe congestion
can definitely be avoided by stu-
dent groups following the sug-
gestions offered above.
1 For discussion of your parti-
cular problems in calendaring, ]
am available in the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs 'Monday, Wednesday
and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m.
-Arnold G Miller, Chairman
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To the Editor:
After nearly a year in France
we are beginning to feel compe-
tent to express what is felt here
about world problems which dir-
ectly affect Americans.
The popular feeling against
another war is overwhelmingly
strong. Here in Provence," where
damage from the last war was
considerable, there have been re-
pairs but very little new construc-
tion. The attitude toward the
atomic and hydrogen bombs is
best expressed by resolutions pass-
ed by many municipal govern-
ments demanding that the use of
atomic weapons be absolutely and
formally outlawed by the United
The war in Indo China is a very
close and tragic problem here.
Marseille is the principle port for
supplying the French Army in
Indo-China and also the principle
reception center for returning sol-
diers. In the last three months
over 500 French soldiers were re-
turned in coffins. We have talked
to some of the living and found
them sick at heart from the ig-
noble thing that they have done.
The war is condemned by the
working class, disapproved by the
middle class, and feared as lost
by the Banque of Indo-China and
the Bidault government. A Par-
liament Investigating Committee
has revealed bribery on a grand
scale in connection with the rati-
fication of the Bao-Dai govern-
mental device. This investigation,
which resulted in the resignation
of General Revers, Army Chief of
Staff, has revealed the extent of
the corruption, involving govern-
mental figures and members of the
National Assembly from the So-
cialists right to the DeGaullists.
To genuinely aid the people of
France the American people should
demand: 1) the outlawing of the
atomic bomb. This is of primary
importance to Americans too, of
course, but the French have the
additional insecurity of being in
the middle; 2) that no military
assistance be given directly or in-
directly to the Bao-Dai group-it
is ridiculous for the U.S. to fight
a war for French Colonialists that
the French people oppose; 3) that
the present aid to France in the
form of ECA "gifts" be changed
to one of granting credits, without
strings, to be repaid. The peopleI
of France do not need or want
"gifts." Like ourselves they need
a change of governmental policy,
which would make it possible for]
them to repay us in goods to be
used to raise our own standard of
-Max and Virginia Dean
University Museums: Human bio-
logy featured in Friday evening
program, Mar. 3, University Mu-
seums. Exhibits open from 7 to 9
p.m Motion pictures: "Heredity"
and "Human Reproduction," aus-
pices of the Museums, 7:30 pm.,
Kellogg Auditorium, Dental Bldg.
Exhibit in rotunda, Museums
Bldg.: Water colors of Michigan
Mammals, painted by Richard P.
Grossenheider, St. Louis.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Membership committee meeting,
4:15 p.m., Fri., Foundation. Solici-
tors bring in -all money.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Friday evening services, 7:45 p.m.
Dr. Valeria Juracsek, department
of psychiatry, "What Makes for
a Successful Marriage?"
German Coffee Hour: Fri., Mar.
3, 3:15-4:30 p.m., League, cafeter-
U. of M. Hostel Club: Sat., Mar.
4: Membership dance, potluck
supper, and community sing, 6
to 11 p.m., Jones School. For pot-
luck reservations call Jane Fink-
beiner, 7804. Bring eating uten-
sils. All A.Y.H. members admitted
free. All dance admissions appli-
cable toward the cost of member-
ship if bought within 30 days.
Modern Poetry Club: Meeting,
7:30 p.m., League Garden Room.
Bring Oscar Williams Anthology.
Dsussion of what is Modern Po-
To the Editor:
AS A member of the committee
mentioned in The Daily of
February '24 to draw up a list of
points around which the proposed
residence halls council would be
formed, I would like to correct the
impression that the committee was
formed of only the nine people
The .motion as adopted by~ presi-
dents of :the 28 dorm units on
campus stressed that the com-
mittee would be open to any in-
terested' resident. Eighteen resi-
dents signed up to work on' the
committee' and the work done by
Bill Welke; Bob Leopold, Bob Paul,
Barbara Johnson-to name only a
few-should not go unnoticed. To
name all the people contacted by
committee members for opinions
would read like a roll call of the
The basic idea is one of the most
controversial issues I can ever re-
member in the dorms and I feel
that it has the most far-reaching
implications of any resident-in-
stituted plan since the inception of
the Michigan House Plan. I feel
certain that I speak for all the
committee in thanking all those
men and women without whose in-
terest the dream of a campus-wide
cooperation between the dorms
would never become a reality.
-Thoburn Stiles, '51
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Text-Book Drive.. .
To the Editor:
IN BEHALF OF Alpha Phi Ome-
ga, National Service Fraternity,
I would like to thank all the peo-
ple who contributed books, time
and effort for the successful com-
pletion of the campus-wide text-
The Textbook Loan Library has
been considerably expanded
through the efforts of these many
generous people and many needy
students will be helped along in
their - University careers due to
these -unselfish contributions.
Again, I express my sincere ap-
preciation to all those, students
and faculty members alike, who
helped us to make this worthy en-
deavor a complete success.
-Paul L. Weinmann,
Textbook Collection Drive.
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