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TU ESDAY, :MACl 1. .U49?

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HRepublicans' Split

EARLIER this semester, the Young Repub-
lican Club stood solidly behind an "Op-
portunity State Platform" that bespoke a
vigorous, sincere and united movement.
That sawpe club is today slowly split-
ting down the middle with bitterness,
personal loyalities and ego conflicts run-
ning amok. Confusion reigns supreme and
the -results of previous achievement are
in danger of going down the drain.
The split is not between "conservatives
and liberals," however, as Saturday's story
in The Daily implied. Such a cleavage does
not exist in the YR group because the club
stands firmly behind the "Opportunity State
Platform" which can be considered "liber-
al" by any standards.
An indication of the real cause for the
fast approaching break can be found in
the statement of Howard Hartzell, vice-
president of the club.
Hartzell statbd that "the interests of sel-
fish individuals within the club, who are
falsely informed, cannot predominate over
the expressed will of the majority, nor take
precedent over the principles of the great
job the YR's have in store."
Individuals in the club, on both sides
of the fence, have placed personal aims,
petty desires and ego flaunting ahead of
the club itself. This extreme emphasis on
"self" is the underlying factor.
Indications of unrest within the YR's
was apparent even befoi'e the last election
when Howard Johnson defeated Leonard
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

Wilcox in the presidential race. Johnson's
charge that former president Dave Belin's
administration was guilty of behind-the-
scenes action proves conclusively that dis-
satisfaction within the club goes back fur-
ther than the election.
Johnson's criticism stemmed from a feel-
ing that club members were not properly
informed of the group's activities. But in-
formed or not, the Club made remarkable
progress under Belin's leadership.
The very fact that arrangements for the
YR Big Ten Convention were made, and
the "Opportunity State" manifesto ad-
vanced, during the Belin-Wilcox reign
speaks for their ability.
But former vice-president Johnson and
National Committee Chairman Hartzell, who
now lead the YR, have also proved their
worth. Hartzell was responsible for the "Op-
portunity State" slogan and also drew up
the initial YR platform. Johnson adminis-
tered his duties enthusiastically and with
keen awareness of his responsibilities.
Because of the calibre of the men now
prominent in the threatening split, it is
unfortunate that the club is faced with in-
ternal disruption, especially in light of the
approaching convention at which Harold
Stassen is to speak.
Hope for a unified YR club still exists,
however, despite rumors to the contrary.
Unofficial reports indicate that a con-
ference between the key men in the club
will soon be held.
It is hoped that the meeting will enable
them to iron out petty differences and see
through the cloud of confusion that now en-
gulfs them. If they do not put the club
before individual jealousies there is danger
that the coming conference and the new
platform will be for nought - indeed the
organization itself may slowly disintegrate
to the level of the national G.O.P.
-Robert Vaughn

At The Michigan ... At The State-...
Peck, Dean Jagger, and a very skilled sup- thy Maguire and William Lundigan.
porting cast.
EVERY ONCE IN A WHTLE, when you're THE LIFE OF A doctor's wife is all her
so thoroughly disgusted with American own, this film demonstrates, because the
movies that you give them up for lost, some Hippocratic one is incessantly whisking him-
film like "Twelve O'Clock High" comes along self out of the house in order to prune some-
and rekindles your naive illusions as to the one's budding ulcer or some such malady.
worth of our cinema. And so Dorothy Maguire, the wife, is three
it is a very slick combination of act-
ting, directing, script-writing, and pho- reels discovering that doctors are the busi-
tography-dubbing that is hard to approxi- est bi-peds that live, and in doing so, she
mate on the present movie market. The exhibits for us such whimsicalities as a
story follows Peck, as Air Force General cough she has that sounds like an elk mat-
Savage, as he reluctantly takes on, and
doggedly completes, the job of whipping a ing call, a prim attempt at Balinese hip and
group of all-too-human airmen into an neck dancing, a d a few good cries in her
efficient bombing unit in the critical days room because the Other Woman and just
of America's first daylight bombing of being a doctor's wife get her down.
Europe, way back in '42. The main trouble with the flick is that
Seeing that his job will require him to it lacks one of the staples of comedy termed
become the paragon of an irascible, slave- by some 18th century writer "man's inhu-
driving brass hat, he efficiently works the manity to man." Many times we laugh be-
group into the smooth-running war ma- cause we feel superior to the man who has
chine which is required. But in so doing, just been hit with the fourteenth pie. The
he drives himself beyond the point of en- cruel act can be felt as either repulsive or
durance near which he was trying to drive funny. But in this film no one is really
his men. nasty to anyone else. For example the love
Two fellow officers, balding Dean Jag- affair at the clinic will fall through, we're
gar and Paul Stewart, as the doctor, oc- sure, because it is based on sex not love.
casionally speak forth to point out this
situtio tothe udince Thecliax, The funny situation, where the little
situation to the audience. The climax, man chases the big man just because it's
when the invincible Savage's will finally funny to see the unexpected, is never fully
breaks, comes rather suddenly, but is led exploitedseMiss Magxiretisfsrcedetofgivy
up to by very convincing, restrained -act- exploited. Miss Maguire is forced to give
ug tonbyek'sry.onicionrtrind'at-is Woman's Home Companion answers when
ing on Peck's part. Direction during this she might have come through with the
sequence proves itself particularly admir- unexpected, in this case the funny an-1
falling action leaves the question of swers. Little public opinion voices that say,
Te's stablityngf ind soewth udeid- "Marriage is a sacred .. ." always seem to
Peck's stability of mind somewhat undecid- have been in the scripters' minds.
ed, thus lacking the completeness of the
novel from which the film was drawn. But The film never sent me back in bad-taste
no movie has every excellency you could de- repulsion, but for that matter it didn't send
sire. This one, in my opinion, has enough me any place at all. I think the word to
of them to put it in the Must See catagory. use here is mediocre.
--Fran Ivick --S. J. Winebaum
+ MUSIC, +

MANY READERS of The Daily were un-
pleasantly surprised last Tuesday by
the appearance of the Emma M. and Flor-
ence L. Abbott Scholarship notice in the
Daily Official Bulletin.
In seeming contradiction of Daily poli-
cy, the notice clearly stated that "Miss
Abbott's will prescribes that the recipi-
ents of these scholarships shall be Cau-
casion, Protestant women of American
parentage needing financial assistance."
Several phone calls soon brought the
scholarship notice to the attention of the
senior editors, including one from a former
Daily staff member who remembered sec-
tion I, part b, of The Daily's Code of Ethics:
"Racial or religious bias, however, shall
have no place in the editorial or news or
advertising columns of The Daily."
* * *
WHAT MANY Daily readers apparently do
not realize is that the Daily Official
Bulletin is, as its name indicates, "official."
Notices in the D.O.B. are selected and edit-
ed by the University and, except in rare
instances, are left unaltered by The Daily.
The Abbott Scholarship notice should, of
course, have created one of those "rare in-
stances" when the D.O.B. is edited by The
Daily. But through an oversight on the
part of the night editor on duty, it found
its way into print.
It should be noted that the second Ab-
bott Scholarship notice, which appeared
in Sunday's D.O.B., had the phrase ". .
and who meet the qualifications defined
by the donor" substituted for the original
Of course, a mere chance in the wording
of a scholarship notice does not alter the
fact that the University does accept dis-
criminatory scholarships, nor does it suc-
cessfully avoid the basic question-can the
acceptance of these scholarships be justi-
VIEWING THE ISSUE from the purely
practical side, there is some justification.
It is quite obvious that scholarship funds
set aside solely for "Caucasian, Protest-
ant women" will swell the total scholar-
ship fund and release more of the regu-
lar scholarship stipends to women of other
races and religions.
In addition, there is no doubt that the
deserving women who receive the Abbott
Scholarship are benefited to some extent.
But there are those who will say that
there is a principle involved and that prin-
ciples are sometimes more important than
practical benefits.
Such was the case in Mississippi re-
cently when little Jefferson Military Col-
lege, in desperate financial straits, turned
down a gift of $5,000,000 because discrim-
inatory strings were attached.
Like Jefferson, the University is cer-
tainly no supporter of racial and religious
discrimination - in principle.
But, considering that the Abbott stipends
are small and that they must be repaid,
it would appear that the University, in ac-
cepting these scholarships, has sold its prin-
ciples rather cheaply.
some time ago, but it's still significant that

the President had a meeting with Georgia's
Sin. Russell, the shrewd Southern leader,
about compromising on the civil-rights
fight. Russell figured Southern Senators
would yield on some things if the adminis-
tration would sidetrack a vote on the dyna-
mite-laden Fair Employment Practices Act.
Truman was cordial but tenacious. "I won't
even talk to you about civil rights, Dick,"
he said. "I've got a program and I'm not
going to back down an inch."
750,000 hand-made bricks dating back to
George Washington's day will come out of
the White House as a result of its face-
lifting. President Truman at one time in-
dicated these should be destroyed to prevent
a black-market trade among souvenir col-
lectors. (He has been deluged with requests
from people wanting pieces of the original
White House.) A Congressional committee,
on the other hand, proposes giving the bricks
to museums. However, sentiment is growing
to auction off the bricks to the highest bid-
der and use the money for a school for home-
less boys on the Potomac, in honor of George
Washington. Though he alwiays wanted
sons, the father of our country never had
any children.
* *. *
tract the publicity of the Vogeler case in
Hungary, but Ambassador Ellis Briggs fin-
ally got two Mormon missionaries out of
jail in Czechoslovakia, where they were be-
ing held for alleged spying. The ambas-
sador had to threaten economic retaliation
unless the two men - Stanley Abbott of
TLhi TTaih and Aldon .Tohnson of Idaho

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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 are not in good taste will
be condensed, edited, or withheld from publication at the discretion of the

West Quad Fire Dril . .
To the Editor:
EVER SINCE I have attended
school, I have been taught
that freedom of the press is one
of the basic concepts of this coun-
try. But just how far does this
freedom go?
In the March 4 issue of The
Daily, it was bluntly stated that
I didn't think the West Quad fire
drill was necessary, and that the
building wouldn't burn anyhow.
Whether or not such things are
true is inconsequential-the fact
is that I didn't say them..I cer-
tainly feel that such drills are
necessary, especialy in such an
overcrowded building as the Quad.
As for the possibility of the build-
ing burnin'g, I can honestly say
that I've never tried doing so
and therefore have no idea as
to its burning capacity.
It seems to me that a respon-
sible publication like The Daily,
especially one with 'the latest
deadline in the state,' would be
able to avoid mangling statements.
However this is the second time
such a thing has occurred to me
and most likely it happens quite
I hope that in the future, such
invention of comments to express
the ideas of some frustrated re-
porter will not be characteristic of
an otherwise fine publication.
-Robert Milner
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Statements made
carelessly at night often look strange
in print in the cold, grey light of
early morning.)
Fraternities' Bias . .
To the Editor:
DON KOTITE reported the ma-
jor essence of my position on
the Michigan Plan for eliminat-
ing discrimination in social or-
ganizations as presented at the
East Quad forum Thursday night.
However, I do believe that my
stand was exaggerated a bit. Per-
haps I didn't make myself clear
or Mr. Kotite's fraternity affilia-
tion unconsciously blocked a cor-
rect interpretation.
The first paragraph of his ar-
ticle is the only one I am in dis-
agreement with. I do not claim
that fraternities and sororities are
insincere in ALL forms of their
anti-discrimination programs. I
do believe, however, that they are
capable of taking stronger meas-
ures than they have to date. Some
houses are more advanced than
others, but the IFC, representing
the aggregate of our fraternities,
could certainly propose better ac-
tion than allowing themselves
a year to just write their nation-
al organizations on this question.
The Michigan Plan is fine as
far as it goes in denying Univer-
sity recognition to new organiza-
tions having discriminatory claus-
es, but it has no power over those
already on campus. Because fra-
ternities and sororities affect all of
us indirectly and because we are
a state institution, it seems only
correct that a time limit be set
within which organizations must
remove their discriminatory claus-
Admittedly this will not end dis-
crimination in selecting m'embers,
but it will allow democratic ad-
missions . at the time when the
Human Relations program is de-

veloped to the extent where
groups wish to initiate regardless
of race, religion, etc. Despite how
hard the Human Relations Comm.
works to improve social contacts,
there can be no real success as
long as the restrictive clauses re-
main. Time limits have been es-
tablished at Amherst, Connecticut,
Western Michigan and are being
considered at many other schools.
168 delegates and observers from
10 Michigan schools met here two
weeks ago in a Democracy in Edu-
cation conference. They recom-
mended to thefr continuations
committee that a definite time
limit be established on all cam-
The University of Michigan del-
egation to the NSA Congress to
be held here this summer should
take the lead in the fight on dis-
crimination by proposing such a
time limit. Our affiliated organ-
izations are potentially great fac-
tors in developing human rela-
tions and democracy. We should
take positive steps to insure such
-Gordon MacDougall
VA Hospital .
To the Editor:
I could restrain my emotions af-
ter reading the heart-rending
story in the last week's Daily con-
cerning the group of Ann Arbor
restaurant owners who protested
the operation of a snack bar in
the East Quad because it was,
"Taking away some of their busi-
ness," However, after reading the
article "VA Hospital Will Care
For Mental Cases" in today's
(February 28) Daily my blood
started to boil.
Unless my reasohing is false,
this article indicates the displeas-
ure of a group of Ann Arbor resi-
dents concerning the proposed
500-bed VA Hospital. It seems that
is part of the hospital plan.
Such an attitude of the residents
in question gives me a sick-to-the
stomach feeling which is difficult
to express. I am sure many Ann
Arbor boys were killed in the last
war and many were wounded. I
wonder how they would feel about
the "home town" expressing re-
sentment toward a means by
which the U.S. Government is try-
ing to repair the "mental wounds",
which were caused by war ex-
periences or injury.
It seems that some people have
forgotten the sacrifice made by a
great many service men in the
last War.
You do remember the last war
don't you? It was called World
War II and it ended only a few
years ago!
And believe it or not, merely be-
cause I voice an opinion against a
group of town people, I AM NOT
-Robert W. Plank
Correction . .
To the Editor:
CORRECTION: In a previous
letter, I stated that a dental
laboratory segregated its patients
and practitioners. Further inves-
tigation, however, revealed that,
at the present time, this is not
true of the dental labs or clinic.
-Hy Bershad

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business administration, govern-
ment, economics, and political sci-
ence are preferred.
Applications from people spe-
cializing in accounting, education,
engineering, forestry, psychology,
public health, sociology, statistics,
hotel, hospital or institution man-
agement will also be considered.
A very few people will be con-
sidered with bachelor's degrees.
All applications must be filed
before Mar. 22. Part of the appli-
cation form is to be filled out by
faculty, and time should be al-
lowed for this purpose. Transcripts
are also required.
Application blanks are available
at the Bureau.
F o r additional information
please call at the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 3528 Administration
University Lecture. "Civil Lib-
erty and Democratic Loyalty." Dr.
Donald Meiklejohn, Department of
Philosophy, University of Chicago;
auspices of the Departments of
Political Science and Philosophy.
4:15 p.m., Tues., Mar. 14, Rackham
Academic Notices
English 184. Mr. Davis' class,
will meet Wed., Mar. 15, as fol-
lows: Those with names begin-
ning with "A" to "L" inclusive in
Rm. B Haven Hall. Those with
names beginning with "M" to "Z"
inclusive in Rm. 1025 A.H.
Greek..168: Lectures are being
Bus. Ad. 73 (Insurance-Fischer
and McOmber). Examination, 9
a.m., Tues., Mar. 14, Rm. B, Hav-
en Hall.
Graduate Students. By action of
the Executive Board of the Grad-
uate School the Graduate Aptitude
Examination is no longer a re-
quirement for the master's degree.
Preliminary Examinations for
the PhD. in English will be given
from 9 to 12 o'clock, 71 Business
Administration Building, as fol-
lows: Wed., Apr. 19, English Liter-
ature from the Beginnings to
1550; Sat., Apr. 22, English Litera-
ture from 1550 to 1750; Wed., Apr.
26, English Literature from 1750
to 1950; Sat., Apr. 29, American
Literature. Students who plan to
take these examinations must
notify Professor Ogden at once.
School of Business Administra-
tion: Students from other Schools
and Colleges intending to apply
for admission for the summer ses-
sion or fall semester should secure
application forms in 150 Business
Administration Building as soon
as possible.
Events Today
Congregational - Disciple and
Evangelical Reformed Guild: Tea,
4:30-6 p.m., at the Guild.
4 p.m., Seminar, "New Testa-
ment in the Twentieth Century,"
Dr. Milton Froyd. West Confer-
ence Room, P.ackham Building.
Class in Christian Apologetics,.Mr.
Robert Woznicki. "The Reforma-
tion"-St. Mary's Student Chapel.
5 p.m., Daily Chapel Service-
Meditation Period, "Faith Speaks
to World Problems," Dr. Robert
Smith. Congregational Church.
8 p.m.,, Class in Christian Doc-
trine, Rey. Frank J. McPhillips,
St. Ma's Student Chapel.

Canterbury Club: 5:15 p.m.,
Evening, Prayer and Meditation.
7:30-9 p.m., Seminar on Paul's
Epistle" to the Romans.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Reservations for Passover meals
and Sedarim are now being taken.
Phone 3-4129.
Christian Science Organization:
Testimonial meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Upper Room, Lane Hall.
American Chemical Society: Meet-
ing, 4 p.m., 1400 Chemistry Bldg.
Prof. V. Prelog, Federal Institute
of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
will discuss "Newer Developments
of Many-Membered-Ring Chem-
Human Relations Committee:
General committee meeting, 7:30
p.m., Union.,
Electrical Engineering Research
and Journal Discussion Group:
Meeting, 4 p.m., 3072 E. Engineer-
ing. Dr. Lyman W. Orr will dis-
cuss "High Gain D. C. Amplifiers."

Graduate History Club: Organ-
izational meeting, 8 p.m., East
Lecture Room, Rackham Bldg.
Chess Club: Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Sociedad Hispanica: The Span-
ish play, Dona Clarines, will be
presented at 8 p.m., Tues. and
Wed., Mar. 14 and 15, Lydia Men-
delssohn Theater. Members of La
Sociedad Hispanica will be ad-
mitted by paying only the tax.
Michigan Arts Chorale: Buses
will leave the east side of Hill
Auditorium at 6 p.m. for the con-
Young Progressives of America:
Executive board meeting, 4:15 p.-
m., Union. State YPA director will
be present.
N.S.A.: Committee of the SL,
Meeting, 4 p.m., Union. Committee
Gilbert and Sullivan Society:
Full rehearsal, 7:15 p.m., Room C,
Haven Hall. All expecting to par-
ticipate in "Iolanthe" perform-
ance must be present. Tenors es-
pecially invited.
Women's Glee Club: Regular re-
hearsal, 4 p.m., Rehearsal Room,
Rackham Building (instead of the
Wolverine Club: Meeting, 7:30
p.m., Union.
Alpha Phi Omega: Pledge Meet-
ing, 7 p.m., Rm. 3N, Union.
Russian Circle will meet, 8 p.m.,
International Center.
Coming Events
Canterbury Club: Wed.', 7:15 a.-
m., Holy Communion followed by
Student Breakfast.
A.S.M.E.: Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Wed., Mar. 15, K'ellbgg Audi-
torium. Election of Officers.
Speaker: Prof. L. C. Price, Chair-
man M. E. Department, Michigan
State College.
Research Club: Meeting, 8 p.m.,
Wed., Mar. 15, Rackham Amphi-
theater. Report of the Committee
on the Promotion of Research. Pa-
per: "Machine Tool Engineering,"
by Prof. O. W. Boston, Chairman,
Department of Metal Processing.
ULLR Ski Club: Meeting, 7:30
p.m., Wed., Mar. 1, Rm. 3K, Un-
ion. Movies and plans for the As-
pen trip, and the final weekend
Union Opera Ushers: Male stu-
dents are needed to work as ush-
ers for the Union Opera's "Lace
It Up," to be held at the Michigan
Theatre,. Wed., Thurs., and Fri.
nights, Mar. 29. 30 and 31. Tux-
edos are required, but not stiff
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F RITZ REINER led the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra, Sunday night, in a concert
which was superb from the standpoint of
programming, and rather erratic from that
of performance. We are indebted to him
for having given us two seldom heard but
masterful compositions: Beethoven's Leon-
ore Overture No. 2, and Schumann's C-
major Symphony. Why these two are so
neglected is hard to see, for both abound
in melodic material, and both have tre-
mendous dramatic impact. Of the two, I
feel that the Leonore Overture was better
performed. Here, the orchestra's attacks
and releases were exemplary, and Mr. Rein-
er had a firm grasp of the structural ele-
ments of the music, never sacrificing the
whole for any of its parts.
The Schumann C-major Symphony was
also a unified performance, but wasn't
half so well played technically. The French
horns often had trouble with their en-
trances, and their tone, as a whole, was
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again, for here the orchestra played with
real vitality, and the closing pages were
really inspired. However, one wonders why
Mr. Reiner felt it necessary, at one point,
to reduce the orchestration from the full
second violin sections to only two violins.
Also played before the intermission was
Paganiniana by Alfredo Casella. Here is
what can best be called "effective" music.
The main thing required for its perform-
ance is virtuosity, and the orchestra had
an abundance of it.
After the intermission came a group of
Wagnerian orchestral excerpts from his op-
eras. Siegfried's Rhine Journey was well
done, although I could have imagined more
energetic performance.
The Good Friday Spell, a work which can
be and usually is painfully tiresome, was
saved from that fate thanks to Mr. Reiner's
inspired direction which took care to em-
phasize the music's strong points while
playing down its pretentious and excessively
rhetorical ones.

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