THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 194
TI1URS~AY, A1~H 9 1..:
Freedom and Teaching
"And, my dear, we just pledged
* * *
IT WAS LAST FRIDAY night when she
walked past several of the sorority houses.
A universal, sorry, groan rose from each of
the structures; although from one such
building came a shudder and, unmistakably,
a sigh of relief. "She didn't come our way,"
the sigh seemed to whisper.
As the girl advanced up the paving, the
tempo of her step quickened with every
movement. This process of acceleration
continued for only a short time 'before
she had opened from a walk to a slow
canter to nigh a full gallop.
Proceeding at this alarming rate for near-
ly a block (indeed, it seemed her lungs must
burst), she veered abruptly, as if pulled- by
an invisible magnet, and dashed up the Tri
Tri Tri sorority sidewalk.
Traversing this area in but a split-
second, the runaway filly took the porch
steps in a single bound, and it appeared
that she was intent on shattering herself
against the closed surfaces of the solid
front door, having at it with excessive
But hurrah! Just before the foreboding
collision became reality, the door miracu-
lously swung open, and, without missing
'a stride, our subject whisked inside, threw
open both arms, collapsed and was folded
to the breast of the nearest sister.
As the door closed behind her, the roar
of a 50 cannon salute split the air, bugles
blew, drums beat, candles flickered and
wavered, the stars stood still and the Tri
Tri Tri house shook to its rafters to the
joyous shrieks of teary-eyed hellos.
There never was such a mewing and puk-
ing since Shakespeare observed the baby
in its nurse's arms.
". .three hundred of the sweetest girls
you've ever met."
* * *
REALLY, ladies, is all this absolutely es-
T HREE EVENTS have shown me, in the
past semester, that the freedoms glibly
thrown about ,so often, especially freedom
of thought, have, to some extent, been cur-
First, in a basic history course, the
professor said that he used to assign the
Communist Manifesto as outside reading
for the course, to give students a glimpse
of the first Marxian principles, but in
modern times this would endanger his
position and brand him as a red, so the
assignment is no longer made.
Receiving the comment from a student
that one particular textbook was practically
worthless in the study of modern interna-
tional politics, an instructor said that the
criticism had been made often. He added
that another text, assigned as outside read-
ing material, was much better, but that it
was written by a left-winger, and the de-
partment would be censured for making it
a required purchase.
A final instance was just recently, when
a well-known, well-liked professor, about to
explain Russia's policy from the Russian
point of view. spent a minute explaining
that he was not a Communist, or in sym-
pathy with the cause, or connected even
slightly with Communism.
Because of a few loud-mouthed pub-
licity seeking alarmists have been allowed
to inflame the public mind with their red
brandings, these professors have become
afraid to speak their minds out without
apology and explanation.
This has a bad effect on the professors
themselves, but it also has an effect on
their students, who are striving to get all
the view-points and sides to every issue,
instead of the most accepted one. The
quality of teaching is definitely lowered as
long as this state of mind persists, and
students are receiving inferior education.
-Harry . Reed.
"I Repeat -- We Must Face The Issue Boldly----"
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THE ECONOMY-CRIPPLING STRIKE of
the United Mine Workers once more
raises the question of whether workers in
basic industries should be granted the right
People in such essential industries as
public utilities, along with those in the
service field, can create social as well as
economic havoc when they decide to walk-
The right to strike, however, is the
only way that any laborer has to pres-
sure uncooperative management into pro-
viding him with adequate returns for his
work. It must not be taken away.
Governmentsback-to-work orders, or out-
right seizures, defeat the aim of the strik-
er. In these cases he generally is forced
to bargain with the government without any
pressure on it. Government in turn rams
agreement down the throat of a manage-
ment that probably would have tried to
outwait its employes.
There are economists who do not like
the idea of forbidding anyone the right to
strike, but yet would prevent workers in
positions necessary to the public well being
from leaving their jobs by making these
people afraid of striking. This supposedly
would be accomplished by firing all strik-
ers; rehiring them only as new employes
and thus depriving them of their seniority
and its benefits. In reality this is nothing
short of a denial of the strike right.
The statutory strike would provide a way
out of this dilemma. Under this plan, pro-
posed last year by Prof. Richard A. Mus-
grave of the economics department, and Le-
Roy Marceau, workers in basic industries
could strike and keep on working.
The plan would not allow workers to
leave their jobs, but would impose finan-
cial conditions by means of a Federal tax
on both labor and management that would
approximate those of a strike. The money
collected would go into a public trust
fund. This fund would be used either for
special public services or distributed as the
involved parties wish.
Under statutory strike labor and 'manage-
ment could thus pressure each other for
years without stopping the production of
essential goods or services.
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Xettee TO THE EDITOR
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and in good taste. Letters exceeding 300 words in length, defamatory or
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Friday Spell from "Parsifal"; and
the Ride of the Valkries from
Tickets are available at the Uni-
versity Musical Society, Burton
Two Band Concerts, Hill Audi-
torium, Fri. and Sat., Mar. 10 and
11, 8 p.m., University Symphonic
Band, William D. Revelli, Conduc-
tor, honoring the American Band
Masters Association, meeting in
Ann Arbor for the 16th annual
conference. Edwin Franko Gold-
man, Erik Leidzen and Henry Co-
well are among the guest conduc-
tors ivho will take part in the two
concerts. Both are open to the
Museum of Art, Alumni Memor-
ial Hall: Eugene Atget's Magic
Lens and The Arts Work Together,
through Mar. 15. Brooklyn Mu-
seum Third Print Annual, through
Mar. 22; weekdays 9-5, Sundays
Exhibition of Advertising De-
sign by Lester Beall of New York.
Preliminary sketches through fin-
al presentation. East Gallaries,
Rackham Bldg., through March 11.
Sponsored by College of Architec-
ture and Design.
Congregational - Disciples - Ev-
angelical and Reformed Lenten
chapel, 5 p.m. in the Guild house
chapel. "Today, thou shalt be with
me in Paradise."
WSSF: Open meeting for all
students interested in soliciting for
WSSF, 7:15 p.m., Lane Hall.
U. of M. Theatre Guild: Read-
ings tonight, 7:30 at T.C.B., for
Ben Jonson's "Volpone." All parts
Michigan Education Club: Open
meeting, 7:15 p.m., League. Dr. T.
L. Purdom, director, University
Bureau of Appointments, will ad-
dress the club on "Employment
American Society of Civil Engi-
neers: Joint meeting of the Mich-
igan Section and the U. of M. Stu-
dent Chapter, Union. Dinner, 6:30
p.m. Meeting, 8 p.m. Prof. E. F.
Brater will speak on "Hydraulic
Michigan Crib: Meeting, 8 p.m.,
Kalamazoo Room, League. Speak-
er: Mr. John Rae. Topic: "The
U. of M. Sailing Club: Business
meeting and shore school, 7:30
p.m., 311 W. Engineering.
U. of M. Hostel Club: Meeting,
7:30 p.m., Lane Hall. Speaker for
tonight was with group of eXperi-
mental livers in Denmark this past
Canterbury Club: Fri., 12:10 p.-
m., Holy Communion followed by
a luncheon; 4-6 p.m., Tea and Op- 1
en House for .ll students and their
friends; 5:15 p.m. Evening Pray-
er and Meditation.
Union Opera Ushers: Male stu-
dents are needed to work as ushers
for the Union Opera's "Lace It
Up," to be held at the Michigan
Theater, Wed., Thurs., and Fri.
nights, Mar. 29, 30, and 31. Tuxe-
does are required, but not stiff
shirts. Anyone interested in work-
ing one, two, or all three nights,
call the Union, 2-4431, ext. Union
U. of M. Sociological Society:
Party, 2 to 5 p.m., Sat. Mar. 11,
307 Haven Hall.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Membership Committee meeting,
4:15 p.m., Fri., at the Foundation.
All solicitors are requested to turn
in money collected.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Sabbath services, Fri., 7:45 p.m.
Fireside discussion led by Dean
Hayward Keniston, C'ollege of Lit-
erature, Science and the Arts. To-
pic: "Your Professor . . . Friend.
Graduate Mixer: 8:30 p.m., Fri.,
Mar. 10, Rackham Assembly Hall.
Geological - Mineralogical Jour-
nal Club: 12 noon, Fri., Mar. 10,
3054 N.S. At 12:30 p.m., room 2054,
Dr. Clarence L. Moody, Division
Geologist for the Ohio Oil Com-
pany, and president-elect of the
American Association of Petroleum
Geologists, will speak on "Coastal
Plain Igneous Rocks."
I.Z.F.A.: Executive council meet-
ing, Fri., 4:15 p.m., Union.
University Museums, F r i d a y
Evening Program: Exhibits in the
Museums Building, open from 7 to
9 p.m. Motion pictures: "Water
Birds," "Thrushes and Relatives,"
and "Home Life of the Ruby-
throated Hummingbird," 7:30 p.-
m., Kellogg Auditorium, auspices
of the University Museums,
through the courtesy of the Audio-
Visual. Education Center. Exhibit:
"Water Colors of Michigan Mam-
mals," by Richard P. Grossenheid-
er. Rotunda, Museums Bldg.
German Coffee Hour: 3:15-4:30
p.m., Fri., Michigan League Cafe-
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THISMONTH, in store windows, schools
and movie houses all over the nation,
the Red and White banner of the American
Red Cross is being proudly displayed, as
the national Red Cross fund raising cam-
In every city and town volunteer soli-
citors are knocking on homes and busi-
ness places asking for contributions to
continue the valiant work of the Red
For over 67 years since Henri Dunant first
founded the organization in the midst of
a war, the familiar blood red sign has spread
the world over, bringing with it mercy and
Daily, our nation's headlines carry the
tragic tale of a flood, fire or other tragedy,
with thousands homeless and in need. And
below stands always the now familiar 'sen-
tence, "Red Cross personnel and aid were
rushed to the scene."
This year the American Red Cross is
undertaking a $67,000,000 campaign to carry
on its valiant work.
More than $35,000 is to be raised in Ann
Arbor, with the University goal placed at
When the solicitor comes to your door,
or when the donation box is placed in your
hand, remember that the Red Cross comes
as an emissary of the American people,
standing ready if disaster strikes at your
-Herbert H. Cheston.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: PAUL BRENTLINGER
THOMAS L. STOKES:
The Issue of Peace
AIM Fracas '. .
To the Editor:
HEARTFELT THANKS to Cal
Klyman for refusing to "Take
up the valuable space of The
Michigan Daily . . . disproving
frenetic statements." Perhaps,
Mr. Klyman, disproof is both diffi-
cult and impossible? To wit, I
quote from Tuesday's Hayden
House Howl: on the current
"... the problem came when no
one could be found in Hayden who
favored AIM enough to write an
article in defense of it. Cal Klyman
of Cooley offered to write an ar-
ticle supporting AIM. He passed
the well-known buck to AIM's
president Mary Failer. The master-
piece produced was barely dis-
cernible. Your editor got lost try-
ing to wade through it. Conse-
quently, AIM is not given a voice
in this issue through no fault of
Welcome, Mr. Klyman, to An-
derson House's next open meeting
where you will be given a voice.
Please approach cautiously, and
come well-armed with choice epi-
thets similar to those used by Mr.
Failer and yourself in last week's
"frenetic" smear campaign. Let's
hope that by the time our "debate"
rolls 'round AIM's leadership will
either volunteer or be forced to
clean house. AIM is a valuable
service asset to the campus inde-
pendent and, less dictatorial tech-
nique and somewhat petty poli-
tics, it is capable of a far better
* * *
To the Editor:
THERE are two points I would
like to make in replying to
Mr. Jasper Reid's reply to my
1-What you say regarding the
burden, as conceived by econo-
mists, of the public debt happens
to be a gross distortion of opin-
ions not frivolously arrived at by
many responsible economists.
2-History is something that
has happened. It is of small im-
portance whether or not one ap-
proves of its course. The fact that
for Alexander Hamilton the debt
was a means of helping the busi-
ness interests is irrelevant. If he,
or someone else, had not helped
the business interests, it is con-
ceivable that the United States
might still be an essentially pas-
-Jacob C. Hurwitz
WASHINGTON -Occasionally it happens
that an issue to which little attention is
given in January of an election year blooms
up into the overwhelming issue by the time
of the balloting in November.
It is forecast here, without much fear of
contradiction, that such will be the case
this election year in connection with the
issue of peace or demolishing war that has
come to absorb our people in the few weeks
since President Truman announced his de-
cision to go ahead with production of the
Its development into the No. 1 national
issue is manifest already in the volumes of
discussion in Congress and outside-by
political leaders, prominent public figures
and scientists-which has brought forth
various proposals for a new approach to
settlement of our differences with Russia
so we can get disarmament and interna-
tional control of atomic weapons.
The issue has been intensified rather than
assuaged by President Truman's "sitting
tight" policy. It is getting hotter by the day.
IT HAS NOT YET become a partisan issue,
and may never become such. If you
scratch Republicans and Democrats you find
human beings underneath who are disturbed
over the peace or war issue irrespective of
It may be significant, however, that the
most agitation for a new and positive
approach has come so far from within
the Democratic Party in an obvious effort
to move the President which, itself, may
indicate that some Democrats are worried
that inaction may have an adverse po-
litical effect. It may mean something that
the two Democrats who have spoken out
most emphatically and most authorita-
tively are up for re-election this year.
Nevertheless, both have a natural compui-
sion to speak, for the reason that they
are so close to the problems involved and
therefore so conscious of them-Senators
Millard Tydings as chaiman of the Armed
Services Committee and Brien McMahon
as chairman of the Joint Congressional
Atomic Energy Committee. Each has spo-
ken twice recently in the Senate with well-
calculated proposals to break the impasse.
Only Harold Stassen among prominent
Republicans has thus far spoken out at
length. His proposal for another top-level
conference with the Russians, in which both
Republicans and Democrats would be in-
cluded, is significant because he has a wide
following among young people, including war
veterans, of which he is one, himself. He is,
it is presumed, a candidate for the 1952
nomination, as he was for that of 1948. He
is, too, one of the few people in the country
who has seen Josef Stalin and talked to
him, face to face.
TN CONGRESSIONAL elections the empha-
sis normally is on local issues, so-called,
though altogether they produce a Congress
that must deal with national issues. But
peace or war is a local issue; in the end, in
fact, an individual issue. It is the one issue
that embodies all others. It is like trying to
shout over a hurricane to talk about cutting
down expenses of government, reducing
taxes and voting welfare measures, as long
as so many billions have to be siphoned off
into armaments for a seemingly endless
President Truman already, has decided
to make the Congressional election a na-
tional election, as shown by his plans for
"whistle-stop" tours, one in the late spring,
and others in the autumn. le will openly
seek a "national mandate" in the Congres-
It is forecast that he will be compelled to
speak out on the all-absorbing international
issue, with the additional forecast, though
with less certainty, that sooner or later he
will be found offering a new approach. For
public pressure will continue, and he is no
(Copyright, 1950, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.)
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University Lecture. "Recent Con-
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(of the Gulf of Mexico" (illustrat-
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and president, American Associa-
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Lecture, auspices of Alpha Kap-
pa Kappa Medical Fraternity.
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Clinic. 8 p.m., Fri., Mar. 10, Rack-
Astronomical Colloquium: 4:15
p.m., Fri., Mar. 10 at the Observa-
tory. Speaker: Dr. A. Keith Pierce,
of the McMath-Hulbert Observa-
tory. Subject: Modern Develop-
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May Preliminary Examinations
in Education: All applicants for
the doctorate who are planning to
take the examinations will notify
the Chairman of the Committee
on Graduate Studies in Education,
4019 UHS, immediately.
The Chicago Symphony Orch-
estra, Fritz Reiner, guest conduc-
tor, will give the final program
in this season's Extra Concert Ser-
ies, Sun., Mar. 12, 7 p.m., Hill
Auditorium. Program: "Leonore"
Overture No. 2 (Beethoven); "Pa-
ganiniana" (Casella); Schumann
Symphony No. 2; and a group of
three numbers from Wagner's op-
eras: Siegfried's Rhine Journey
from "Gotterdammerung"; Good
Beacon Association: Social and
discussion, 8 p.m., Rm. D-E, Lea-
IZFA Study Group: Meet at the
B'nai B'rith Hillel House, 8 p.m.
Topic: Israel and the American
AVC: Membership meeting, 8
Polonia Club: Meeting, 7:30 p.-
m., International Center.
Graduate School Record Con-
cert: 7:45 p.m., East Lounge, Rack-
ham Bldg. TELEMANN: Suite in A
Minor for flute and strings; Kin-
caid, Phil. Orch., Ormandy. MO-
ZART: Sonata No. 24 in C for
violin and piano, K296; Milstein,
Balsam. BEETHOVEN: Quartet
No. 10 in E Flat, Op. 74; Budapest.
MOZART: Divertimento No. 17 in
D, K334; Lener Quartet, Aubrey
Brain and Dennis Brain, horns.
La P'tite Causette: 3:30 p.m.,
Grill Room, League.
Undergraduate Botany Club:
Meeting, 7:30 p.m., 1139 N.S.
Speaker: Mr. Louis H. Zardal,
"Flora of the Brooks Range, Alas-
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We could talk about the genius of Mozart
or about the transcending powers of great
music over the confused centuries of human
life, but after experiencing the opera buffa,
"Cosi Fan Tutte" last night at Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre it isn't just that simple to
express the resulting personal delight.
The plot deals with two lovely ladies who
have their fidelity toward two handsome
gentlemen tested through the usual farcical
masquerading and mixing of lovers. The
antics are perpetrated by an old, mischievous
gentleman who believes that all women are
subject to worldly temptations; and a spir-
ited little maid who believes in adventure
With the combined talents of the univer-
Labels and Liberals
MOST INDIVIDUALS are afraid to be as-
sociated, in any manner, with liberal
organizations; one brave individual dared to
express this regretable fact in a recent let-
ter to the editor.
The purging of Communists (past or
present Communists) from organizations
all over the country has made many people
afraid of expressing their real beliefs.
This University, like the nation itself, is
filled with fear: fear of a "leftist" label.
Recently an aspiring reporter said, "I
wish I had though ahead before I joined
organization; it may ruin my chances
for a job this summer."
They are attached too readily. And the
effects of them are bad for the individuals
involved and for the nation itself.
Public pressure against members of
Comniunist groups is great. By labelling
any group "Communist," we force indivi-
duals to hide their liberal beliefs and keep
them from ever associating with slightly
Liberals keep a notion active and changing
by putting political and moral issues before
the public. If "labelers" continue to perse-
cute liberals our nation will be losing for
the liberal is a necessary part of its vitality.
And so, Mr. Washing Machine Pixie;
My Fairy Godfather wants you to come
to a meeting tonight at midnight-
Mr. O'Malley, my Fairy Godfather,
asked me to call all the Pixies to a
meeting in the living room tonight-
SO, Mom! I have fo felt the
Ice-box Pixie! I HAVE fo--
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