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AN EXCITING experience is the best way
to characterize the first issue of GEN-
ERATION. In attempting an integration of
the arts, the all-student staff of the maga-
zine has provided not only a medium for
student expression, but a focus of stimulation
for the entire campus.
From the physical angle alone, GENER-
ATION is a work of art with its interest-
evoking cover, superior art work extending
even to advertisements, two types of paper,
and beautifully conceived layout.
But there's much more to the magazine
than nearly perfect technical execution.
Writing throughout is of a high calibre,
and great sincerity is evinced in the arti-
cles dealing with aspects of various arts.
GENERATION does not limit itself to
presentation of finished artistic productions,
but includes discussions of art forms in the
making. Such excursions behind the arti-
fact are extremely valuable to those inter-
ested in creative processes. Here, the dis-
cussions have special relevancy as they deal
with the specific problems involved in speci-
fic works. Witness Edward Chudacoff and
Bernice Weinberger's cogently written arti-
cle on "Music and Dance as Adjuncts to
Drama" applied to the recent Inter-Arts
production of "Murder in the Cathedral."
"This Dancing Dust," by Jack Huebler
and Murray Gitlin provides informational
as well as inspirational background on,
the history and purposes of modern dance.
Other arts hard to confine to paper, such
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

as music and architecture are represent-
ed by a ballad by Grant Beglarian and
Strowan Robertson accompanied by a
transcribed discussion dealing with its
composition, and perspective, elevation and
section drawings of an air terminal by C.
E. Holland, J. W. lid, and N. A. White.
Photographs of sculpture by Jim Trumbo
and Tom Yamada are remarkable for their
depth and clarity. A head reminiscent of
Modigliani, done by Janet Gallup is typical
of the fine quality of the photographed
Outstanding among the paintings 4 and
sketches which enhance GENERATION'S
pages are the lithograph, "Night and Day,"
by Justine Enss, Nancy Wheeler's illus-
trations for "No Price Tags on a Second
Hand Bike," and a plastic oil, "Girl with
Beads," by Mary Poppe.
In prose that at times needs only linear
rearrangement to be poetry, Donald Hope
writes of the heartlessness and peculiar
understanding of children in "No Price
Tags on a Second Hand Bike." William
Wiegand's penetrating short story, "For
They Shall Inherit the Earth," lays bare
the twisted psyche of a third-grade bio-
logy teacher. C-
Alfred Slote's one-act drama, "The Flagg
Out There," describes the mental and moral
degeneration that sets in among soldiers on
a Pacific island.
Especially worthy of note in the poetry,
are Daniel Waldron's bitterly satiric "The
Cave" and "Four Poems by Five Authors,"
by Marsh Campbell.
GENERATION deals competently with a=
large slice of the art world. Reading it, one
has feeling that with their first issue as
precedent they will continue to utilize their
sources of material and expand and explore
all the facets of integrated artistic endeavor.
-Fredrica Winters


What We Have To Fear

WASHINGTON - Frankln D. Roosevelt's
admonition in his first inaugural address
in March, 1933-"All we have to fear is fear
itself"-has its timely application today in
relation to a different set of circumstances.
He was appealing then for a bold spirit
to attack the depression that had brought
our economic system almost to the point
of collapse. The nation took his counsel to
heart and we got out of that dilemma by
The Weekend

In Town

EVENTS of interest around campus.
TODAY: Unparalleled opportunity to view
student productions in the arts. For details
see Page One. "What's the Good of Art Any-
way?" address by Prof. Charles Stevenson.
"Concerto for Chamber Orchestra," written
by Edward Chudacoff, directed by Edward
Troupin. Premiere showing of "The Well-
Wrought Ern," satiric film produced by
members of the English department. 8 p.m.,
at Alumni Memorial Hall.
TOMORROW: Music, poetry, architecture
panel, at 2 p.m. Song, poetry, drama, art
panel, 8 p.m., at Alumni Memorial Hall.
SUNDAY: Music, ballet, modern dance,
poetry, discussion of "Time Orientation of
Artistic Materials." 2 p.m., in the Union
Ballroom. "The Function and Potentiality
of an Inter-Arts Organization," moderated
by Oliver Edel. 8 p.m., Alumni Memorial
ART EXHIBIT: Student work in paint-
i n g, sculpture, photography, ceramics.
Through next week, north and south galler-
ies of Alumni Memorial Hall.
THE LOST ONE, film version of "La Tra-
viata." Through Sunday at the Orpheum.
DAKOTA LIL, with George Montgomery.
Western. Today and tomorrow at the State.
Starting Sunday, WHEN WILLIE COMET
MARCHING HOME, with Dan Dailey.
Wyman, Dennis Morgan, starting today.
Sunday, Jane Powell and Ann Sothern in
PRISON WARDEN, with Warner Baxter,
plus a Gene Autrey film, THE COWBOY
AND THE INDIANS, today and tomorrow at
the Whitney.
ley Temple and Barry Fitzgerald, today and
tomorrow at the Wuerth.,

organizing the free forces of our democ-
Today we are plagued by strange fears
growing from the terrifying bombs we have
created which, of themselves, magnify our
fear of Communism as an ideology in com-
petition with democracy. The sensible way
to meet this dilemma is to rely upon the
strength of our democracy and its institu-
tions, of which freedom is the essence. In-
stead, some would narrow that freedom-
which embraces freedom of speech, of as-
sembly and association, and of thought-by
setting up additional police controls in the
* * *
CURRENT EXAMPLE, which comes
rather close to thought control, is the
so-called Mundt-Nixon Bill, sponsored jointly
by Senator Mundt and Rep. Nixon, the latter
still an active member of the House Un-
American Activities Committee, the former
previously a member when he was in the
How timid politicians can become in con-
fused times such as these is revealed by the
fact that this measure, which the Senate
refused even to consider in the Republican
80th Congress, now has won the approval of
its Judiciary Committee with only a lone
dissenting voice, that of Senator Langer
(R., N.D.). The House passed it overwhelm-
ingly in the 80th Congress and Rep. Nixon
has introduced it there again as a result of
the Senate committee victory. It is pre-
sumed he will push it vigorously in the House
as he is running for the Senate in California
and is being promoted on the reputation he
made on the Un-American Activities Com-
mittee as a spy-hunter, notably in the Alger
Hiss case.
But this measure goes far beyond hunt-
ing of actual spies, for which we have
plenty of law and plenty of agencies. It
enters the very broad realm of political
thought and action through its vague de-
finitions that leave far too much discretion
to enforcing officers.
For example, it brackets "Communist front
organizations" with the Communist Party in
requirements for registration with the At-
torney General, disclosure of finances, iden-
tification of anything sent through the mails
as "Communist front" as well as "Commun-
ist Party," and listing of officers. The Com-
munist Party also must list every member.
WHAT IS A "Communist front organiza-
tion"? Some, of course, are obvious.
But in these days when those who work for
federal health insurance, for public housing,
for civil rights, and other reforms are la-
beled as "Communist" in some quarters, that
leaves a broad area susceptible to persecu-
tion. The avenue is open through a proviso
that so-called "Communist front" organiza-
tions that do not register can be reported
to the subversive control board of three to
be appointed by the Attorney General to
administer the proposed law. The board can
compel them to register and can hold public
hearings, if requested, to determine whether
they should. This would make it easy to
throw suspicion on an organization that
might have a very laudable and American
purpose and destroy its usefulness.

Arts Festival
INTER-ARTS UNION'S second annual
Student Art Festival, which is being
presented this weekend, provides an un-
equalled chance for everyone to see the
results of campus artistic activity as well
as an opportunity to hear lectures and
panels on the arts.
We expect that it will be a resounding
success, and we think that anyone who
glances over the program will agree.
There are musical compositions, poetry,
a film, ballet and modern dance, and
lectures and panels on various aspects
of the arts, as well as a continuing ex-
hibit of the visual arts - all by stu-
dents and faculty here.
But the success of the Festival de-
pends partly on everyone, not just those
who participate in it. We urge our readers
to attend as much of the Festival as
possible. We believe that it will be some-
thing in which the University as a whole,
including all of us, can take great pride.
-The Editors.
Frats Again
MAYBE it's due to lack of something better
to do, or maybe it's Spring Fever, but
the fraternity men and the independents
are at it again.
Let's try, for a change to look at the
situation from both sides. Both sides are
right in certain aspects.
The independents are correct when they
say that fraternities are not democratic. No
fraternity man in his right mind will try
to tell you that they are. No organization
with restrictive clauses and "blackballs" can
be democratic.
On the other hand, the fraternity men
are right when they say that a closer, more
social form of living is to be found in a
fraternity house.
Let's again try to be intelligent and recog-
nize the fact that in all probability, fratern-
ities are here to stay. If you want to destroy
fraternities, do it by pulling out the roots.
Remove the causes of fraternities and they
will die and even the staunchest of fratern-
ity men will not mourn their passing.
Fraternities are here at Michigan and
campuses throughout the nation because
there is something lacking in dormitory
life. Despite the fact that the rooms are
better in the dorms, men flock each year
to the fraternities because the food is un-.
fit for human consumption in the dorms,
the social life is almost non-existent, and
the guidance of the staff sometimes of a
very poor quality.
Fraternities are a last resort for those who
can't find what they want in the dorms. If
and when the day comes when the dorms
and private rooming houses can offer the
students the positive social advantages of
the fraternity without the financial and dis-
criminatory disadvantages, then and only
then will there no longer be any need for
fraternities and they will cease to exist.
-Dick Ehrenberg
SL Rent Aid
FOR YEARS students have been complain-
ing that they are being charged excessive
rents by Ann Arbor landlords. But since
there has been no University authority to
investigate the complaints since the OPA
took over all rent control during the war,
students have only been able to gripe about
their rent charges among themselves.
Today, however, Student Legislature
will renew its study of the local rent
problem and has asked all students who
feel that they are being overcharged, to
report their suspicions to a special OPA
investigator at the Ann Arbor City Hall.

And unless there is a significant response
to this drive, SL will probably chalk it up
as another defeat at the hands of student
Undoubtedly there may be cases of flag-
rant violation of OPA rent ceilings in stu-
dent rooming houses. But students them-
selves must assume responsibility for re-
porting these violations to the proper author-
ities, rather than sit back and wait for
someone else to do it for them.
-Jim Brown
nis Morgan and Jane Wyman.
T'S pretty lonely in the movie houses when
they show the opus at one o'clock; this
makes it difficult to know whether or not
just little you or the audience in general
thinks a comedy is funny. I snickered
through this film; although as I look back
on it now, the only other person I remember
laughing was a girl with the long loud laugh
that usually accompanies a vacant brain.
The sailor is Dennis Morgan who sails a
top-secret, one-man submarine and the lady
who takes him is Jane Wyman, who heads
an enormous consumer testing bureau and
who meets Jules Verne Mogan when his
surfacing sub pops her out of her skiff and
into Long Island Sound. He rescues her, and
after a cozy tete-a-tete four fathoms deep,

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

Communist 'Liberty' .. .
To the Editor;
HAVE BEEN disturbed at read-
ing newspaper accounts of re-
cent talks by Mrs. Robeson and
Mr. Mandel to the effect that in
Russia and other Communist
countries there exists real liberty
and democracy. I understand that
their actual remarks were not
quite so sweeping as those report-
ed, so I am answering in this let-
ter not so much the speakers
themselves as these concepts.
Thus both speakers pointed to
the fact that the Russian people
had votes. So did the Germans
under Hitler and the Italians un-
der Mussolini. A real vote is a
choice; where a choice is not per-
mitted a vote is an empty form.
No one, I think, will have the har-
dihood to imply that a conserva-;
tive, capitalist or bourgeois party
would be allowed to exist, let alone
carry on active propaganda, any-
where east of the iron curtain.
But the wholesale liquidation of
Socialists, peasant party leaders,
dissident Communists themselves
(whether "Trotskyist" or "Tito-
ist") shows that no real choice is
permitted even among the sub-
varieties of Marxism.
As to liberty, let us for the sake
of argument discount all hostile
accounts of the political trials and
take the official accounts at face
value. One impressive fact is that
Communist-directed trials, like
Communist-directed elections are
always predictable in advance;
they never come out unexpectedly,
as elections and trials so often do
in all free countries. Can anyone
name even one important political
trial in any Communist country,
of all the thousands which iaave
taken place, which resulted in an
acquittal? Again, counsel for the
defense rarely ventures to do more
than ask for mercy. Again, pris-
oners are held incommunicado
before the trial. Again, the trial
usually terminates not only in a
conviction but in an abject con-
fession, apology and recantation.
If I knew only those four facts
about a political trial in Babylonia
in 1950 B.C., or in any other time
or place, I would know that the
trial was a fake one, and state
that as a fact, on my reputation
as a historian.

shallow, his copy will be shallow;
if blatant, his copy will be blatant.
If the writer is sincere, reasonable
and persuasive, his copy will be
sincere, reasonable and persua-
sive." In contrast to business or
such professions as law or engi-
neering, "where the performance
of certain known and prescribed
physical functions can, to a large
degree, accomplish the desired end,
in copywriting the accomplishment
of that end demands and depends
almost solely upon the projection
of that mysterious and intangible
entity known as Self."
Inasmuch as copywriting is an
art, formulas, research findings
and psychological principles must
still be applied subjectively. "Copy-
writing cannot be approached sci-
entifically. To become a fully
rounded copywriter, you must first
become a fully rounded human be-
The title of Mr. Weir's talk was
"The Making of a Copywriter."
The answer, as he presented it to
his audience, was that the aspirant
must develop within himself the
qualities of a "thinking, analytical,
understanding and sympathetic
human being."
Mr. Weir brought to this campus
a significant and important mes-
sage. Not only is he, as president
of anadvertising agency, in a po-
sition to practice what he preach-
es, but also what he says is having
increasing influence on the whole
of advertising. And that is of im-
portance and significance to us
all, since the influence of advertis-
ing in our society, for better or
worse, is something from which
none can escape.
It was unfortunate, then, that
your report missed the substance
and chose to feature a remark
that became headline material
only when it had been lifted out
of its context. At no point in. his
address did Mr. Weir claim, as
your headline stated, that wealth
is created by advertising. What
he did say, as supplemental to his
major premise, was that advertis-
ing is an important function of
"free, dynamic, industrial capital-
ism-and cannot be looked upon
as unworthy if (it is) to function
to worthy ends." And the "worthy
ends" of capitalism to which he re-
ferred were likened to those of
Christianity. "Both share, in com-
mon, a movement to a higher and
eventual goal . . . Neither promises
the easy way, but both offer the
ultimate in reward."
It was ironic, too, that Mr. Weir
should have been the victim of
superficiality, that very plague of
communications against which he
has campaigned consistently and
-Edmund Wooding,
Visiting Associate Professor
In Charge of Advertising
Department of Journalism.
We all live not in Europe with
age-old religious dissensions, but
in the United states of America,
where no one tells anyone else
where or how or whether he must
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The suspense is over. Stalin has
been re-elected.
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Do We Still See Him?"


1 ' II

(Continued from Page 3)
of Near Eastern Studies, 2023 An-
gell Hall, Fri., Mar. 17, between
'4 and 5:30 p.m.
Bureau of Appointments:
The United States Civil Service
Commission announces an exam-
ination for Wildlife Management
Biologist and Fishery Management
Biologist,.Grades GS-7, 9, 11 and
12. Also, ar examination for Bio-
logist (Federal Aid Supervisor),
Grades:GS-J, 11 and 12.
First United States Civil Serv-
ice Region announces an exam-
ination for Research Psychologist,
Grades GS-7 and GS-9. Appli-
cants fo both grades must have
completed a full 4-year course in
an accredited college which has
included or been supplemented by
at least one course in statistics and
one course in experimental or phy-
siological psychology.
For further information, call at
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528
Administration Bldg.
University Lecture. "The Flight
from Time." Dr. George Boas, Pro-
fessor of Philosophy and Chairman
of the Department of Philosophy,
Johns Hopkins University; aus-
pices of the Department of Phil-
osophy. 4:15 p.m., Wed., Mar. 22,
Rackham Amphitheatre.
Academic Notices
Seminar on Current Topics in
Paleontology: Fri., Mar. 17, 4 p.m.,
1523 University Museums. Discus-
sion leader: Dr. G. W. Sinclair.
Topic: Carpoids as Early Chord-
Electrical Engineering Colloqui-
um: Fri., Mar. 17, 4 p.m., 2084 E.
Engineering. Mr. H. C. Early, Re-
search Engineer with the Engi-
neering Research Institute, will
speak.,on "Preliminary Research
on a Low-Pressure Ionic Wind
Student Recital: Jeanne Tin-
dall, flutist, will present a program
in partial fulfillment of the re-
quirements for the degree of
Bachelor of Music at 4:15 p.m.,
Fri., Mar. 17, Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater. Mrs. Tindall is a pupil
of Nelson - Hauenstein, and her
program will be open to the public.
She will be assisted by Nancy Joan
Lewis, pianist, Rose Marie Jun,
soprano, Donald Miller, violinist,
David Ireland, violist, and Har-
riet Risk, cellist.
Exhibition of Prize Winning De-
signs from the Chicago Tribune's
Third Annual Better Homes Com-
petition: First Floor Exhibition
Corridor, College of Architecture
and Design; through Mar. 20.
Events Today
Westminster Presbyterian Guild:
8 p.m., "Fun Frolic." Meet in the
church parlor.
Lutheran Student Association:
Party, 8 p.m., at the Center.
Wesleyan Guild: St. Patrick's
Day Party, 7:30 p.m., Lounge.
Baptist Students: St. Patrick's
Day Party, 8:30 p.m., Guild House.
Canterbury Club: 12:10 p.m.,
Holy Communion followed by a
lunch in Page Hall.
4-6 p.m., Tea and Open House.
5:15 p.m., Evening Prayer and
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:

Sabbath services, 7:45 p.m. to be
followed by a fireside discussion
led by Dr. Ronald Freedman, So-
ciology Department. Topic: "Sur-
vival or Extinction."
Grad Outing Club: Meet (7:15
at Rackham or 7:30 at IM Bldg.)
for swimming, volleyball. Bring
appropriate equipment.
Student Art Festival: Student
art exhibit, Alumni Memorial
Hall; Fri., Mar. 17, 8 p.m., Alumni
Memorial Hall. Concerto for
Chamber Orchestra, Edward Chu-
d a c o f f. Introductory address:
"What's the Good of Art, Any-
way?" Prof. Charles L. Steven-
son. Movie: The Well-Wrought
Young Progressives Party: 8
p.m., ABC Room, League.
SRA Coffee Hour: 4:30-6 p.m.,
Lane Hall Lounge.
C.E.D.: 4:15 p.m., Union.
Student-Faculty Discussion, spon-


sored by the Intercultural Depart-
ment of Student Religious Associa-
tion. Topic: International Rela-
tions on Campus. Phone reserva-
tions to Lane Hal. Transporta-
tion will leave Lane Hall at 8 p.m.
for Mrs. Harold Fisher's home.
University Museums Friday Eve-
ning Program: Exhibits in the Mu-
seums building, 7 to 9 p.m. Motion
pictures: "Sea Urchin" and "Shell
Fishing." 7:30 p.m., Kellogg Audi-
torium, auspices of the University
Museums, through the courtesy of
the Audio-Visual Education Cen-
ter. Exhibit: Portraits of Michi-
gan Mammals, by Richard Philip
Grossenheider. Rotunda, Museums
India Students Association: 7:30
p.m., Rm. 3S, Union. Lecture-
Discussion, Dr. Tetiev will speak.
on "Cultural Continuity in India."
Movie: "Vale of Kashmir."
The AIEE-IRE will meet with
the Mich. Section of IRE, 8 p.m.,
Rackham Amphitheater. Speaker
Dr. Nierenberg. Topic: "Electron-
ic Equipment and Circuits in Cos-
mic Ray Research."
German Coffee Hour: 3:15-4:30
p.m., League Cafeteria. Students
and faculty members invited.
Coming Events
SRA Saturday Luncheon Dis-
cussion: 12:15 p.m., Lane Hall.
Call Lane Hall for reservations.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
"Moonlight Cruise," informal
Dance, League Ballroom, Sat., Mar.
18, 9-12. All-campus dance.
Student Art Festival: Student
art exhibit, Alumni Memorial
Sat., Mar. 18, 2 p.m., Alumni
Memorial Hall. Sonata for violin
and piano, Grant Beglarian; Arch-
itectural Panel, "Evaluation of
Modern Trends in Architecture;"
student poetry; string trio, George
8 p.m., Alumni Memorial Hall.
Visual Art Panel: "Does Contem-
porary Design Meet Current De-
mands?" Songs by Lee Eitzen and
Grant Beglarian. Three Duologues.
I.S.A.: Open House, 8-12 p.m.,
Sat., International Center.
U. of M. Hostel Club: Sun., Mar.
19. Leave League at 10 a.m., drive
to Winans Lake for cookout and
hiking. Bring cook kits and food
for meal. Call leader if you need,
or can offer, transportation. Ph.
Sports Night: IM Building, Sat.,
Mar. 18, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Facul-
ty members, wives, children, and
guests invited. Swimming, squash,
and badminton at 7:30 p.m.; vol-
leyball and basketball after the
gym meet. For further informa-
tion, phone Mrs. W. J. Eiteman,
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Copywriter . ..
To the Editor:
THE REPORT appearing in
Thursday's issue of The Daily
on the address of Walter Weir,
presented under the auspices of
the Department of Journalism, was
so distorted, inaccurate and mis-
leading as to require clarification.
For the benefit of the editors and
readers of The Daily who were not
present, I should like to summarize
the content of Mr. Weir's thought-
ful and original thesis.
His major premise-clearly stat-
ed and thoroughly developed-was
that advertising copy, and hence
advertising, can only be as good
as, and no better than, the people
who create it. "If the writer is

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