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WASHINGTON - President Truman real-
ly poured it on mud-slinging Sen. Joe
McCarthy in a long-distance phone confer-
ence from Key West with Congressional
leaders in Washington this week.
"What's wrong with that fellow, any-
way?" exploded Truman. "Doesn't he
know that he is doing irreparable harm
to his government by all this loose talk?"
The President commented that Mc-
Carthy's uyupported charges that the State
Department is "loaded with pro-Commun-
ists" already had seriously undermined the
morale, and perhaps the efficiency, of this
vital branch of the government.
"Think of the great numbers of loyal
personnel in the department who have given
their whole lives to their government," he
said, "and think what McCarthy has done
to the spirit of these people. It wouldn't
surprise me if many of them were thinking
of resigning. They probably figure that
'they'll be next on McCarthy's list and they
don't want to have their families dragged
tlugh utch -anordea"'
The effects of McCarthy's character as-
sassination and reckless rantings were even
more damaging on U.S. prestige abroad,
Truman emphasized, particularly in Western
Europe, where we must keep our heads high
in the cold war with Russia.
He added that McCarthy had made the
job of our foreign diplomats "doubly dif-
ficult," because they are afraid to be
seen talking to anyone who might be ac-
cused of pro-Communist leanings in
At Architecture Aud...*
LIGHTNING-PACED action and a series
of strategically timed climaxes make
"Foreign Correspondent" one of the glossi-
est of the Hitchcock nifties. All the cinematic
devices that have made his name synony-
mous with suspense are given free reign in
a plot replete with shrewd spies, shrewder
reporters, lovely women, foreign settings,
and even Robert Benchley.
Joel McCrea, the intrepid American re-
porter, does a good deal of the leg work in
the course of tracking down his story,
but it is to George Sanders, his British
compatriot, that most of the credit for
astute brain work goes. Laraine Day, poor
thing, just gets shunted back and forth
among the gentlemen of the press, her
father, and the cloak and dagger boys.
Sent to England in the days just before
September, 1939 to find out what's what in
the European situation, McCrea doesn't
know much about it when he gets started.
After a few Channel crossings to Holland,
however, he has enough inside information
to make him target par excellence for the
forces of evil.
There's hardly a tight situation in the
books that reporter McCrea doesn't squeeze
into, from being caught in a lady's boudoir
in just his dressing gown to narrowly missing
being pushed off a church steeple in London.
Convincing casting is highlighted by Al-
bert Basserman's portrayal of an aged,
discouraged Dutch diplomat, and Robert
Benchley as an unhappily-on-the-wagon
foreign correspondent. Direction and sit-
t a or^ l . . "A ho mn_ __a_ , 416..

The Reserve Officers Association knows
how to keep sweet with the administration.
It dedicated its new song to Harry Truman,,
with special credit to Harry Vaughan.
Florida is a long way from Washington
state. But George Fuller, the West Coast
lumber lobbyist, intervened in Florida poli-
tics recently against Sen. Claude Pepper.
This ties in with heavy GOP interest in
backing Rep. George Smathers against
Pepper in the Florida primary. The Young
Republican committee of Volusia County,
Florida, has now even come out in the open
in support of Smathers.
An uncle of Congressman Hugo Sims
claims he watched a flying saucer for 15
minutes in South Carolina. This report
brought Congress's leading scholar on fly-
ing saucers, Andy Jacobs of Indiana, hot-
footing it to Sims' office for a detailed ac-
(Copyright, 1950, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

GOP, McCarthy
WASHINGTON-The Senator McCarthy
flimflam has shoved the Republican Party
into an obviously uncomfortable hot spot.
This was dramatized when one of the
party's elder statesmen, Henry L. Stimson,
took pen in hand to disclose the danger,
both to the party and to the nation, of the
whole shabby episode in a staunch defense
of Secretary of State Dean Acheson whom
he commended for his "extraordinary record
of able and distinguished public service." He
warned his party against "the little men"
who are seeking to make a political issue
out of the attacks by the Wisconsin Repub-
lican Senator which Mr. Stimson frankly
recognized as a political attack aimed at
the present Secretary of State.
NOTHING HAS CAUSED such a stir about
the Senate during the McCarthy "case"
as the stinging condemnation by the dis-
tinguished leader who, himself, has served as
Secretary of State, which was in the Hoover
Administration, and twice as Secretary of
War, first in the Taft administration and
most recently and notably during the second
World War.
It was significant that his letter to the
New York Times giving his views was in-
serted in the Congressional Record with
approval, by Senator Ives, Republican of
New York, a member of the more pro-
gressive and international-minded wing of
the party. Another in that wing of the
party, Senator Saltonstall (Republican of
Massachusetts), likewise publicly approv-
ed the former War Secretary's statement.
This issue seems to divide the party along
familiar lines.
FOR IT IS THE MIDWEST "nationalist"
wing of the party that set up the hue
and cry against Secretary Acheson, and is
whipping up the McCarthy witch hunt.
Noisiest is Senator Wherry of Nebraska,
Republican floor leader; while Senator Taft
of Ohio, chairman of the party's Senate Poli-
cy Committee, has given his support to the
Wisconsin senator's still-fruitless search for
Communists in the State Department by re-
vealing he had urged his colleague to push
the matter "and if one case doesn't work to
bring up others." This, and his statement
that the reaction to the McCarthy charges
"seems to be good on the whole," disturbed
some of the Ohio senator's friends and ad-
mirers because of the frank political conno-
The progressive wing of the party ap-
parently has taken sharp issue with such
an attitude. It obviously shares the opin-
ion of Mr. Stimson who concluded his
letter by saying that "this is no time to let
the noisy antics of a few upset the steady
Purpose of our country orsdistract our
leaders from their proper tasks.
"This is rather a time for stern rebuke
of such antics and outspoken support of the
distinguished public servants against whom
they are directed."
THE NERVOUSNESS of Republicans over
the position in which Senator McCarthy
has put them was best revealed in a Senate
speech by Senator Smith, Republican of
New Jersey, who placed himself timidly on
all sides of the issue. He did not want it in
partisan politics. He said, on the one hand,
that he is supporting Senator McCarthy;
but, on the other, he regretted to see inno-
cent people injured. Then he urged that
the rest of the proceedings be in closed ses-
sion. He seemed to want to get the show
off the boards as quickly as possible, which
is understandable; but this cannot happen
in fairness, of course, until persons publy
maligned by Joe McCarthy have an oppor-
tunity to testify in their own behalf.

Who, it might well be asked, put the mat-
ter in politics?
Mr. Stimson - though he never used
Joe McCarthy's name - seemed to un-
derstand easily enough, and he said that
"the man who seeks to gain political ad-
vantage from personal attack on a Secre-
tary of State is a man who seeks political
advantage from damage to his country."
That was strong language and would ap-
ply, of course, to others who are doing
that. He also said, pointedly:
"It is already obvious that in any test of
public confidence the men of honor, in both
parties, will choose to stand with the Sec-
(Copyright, 1950, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.)
Absurd Secrecy
THE MARCH ISSUE of The Bulletin of
the Atomic Scientists reprints a chapter
of a book describing in detail the theory of
the thermo-nuclear bomb, alias the hydro-,
gen bomb. Behind this reprinting is the story
of one of the absurdities of America's policy
of secrecy.
The book, "Die Geschichte der Atom-
bombe," was written by an Austrian physi-
cist and published in Vienna in 1946. It
was read widely throughout Europe and,
undoubtedly, in the Soviet Union. But
none of the reviews of the book that ap-
peared in American magazines mentioned
this chapter: Professor Louis Ridenour of


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


IN ATTEMPTING to bring about any kind
of reform, the greatest results can always
be most easily attained, not by long and
loud protests, but by a sensible, restrained
campaign conducted along logical lines.
A sensible and logical campaign has a
way of winning much needed public sup-
port, where a series of blasts and smears
serves only to antagonize people and move
the desired goal further away.
On this campus, a number of student
groups have joined together to form an or-
ganization know as the Committee to End
Discrimination. Instead of becoming an in-
tegral part of the Student Legislature, the
official source of student action, the CED
has gone off on a tangent by itself.
It has resorted to the most obnoxious
forms of rabble-rousing, bluntly attacking
University administrative officials. By its
actions, the CED has been continually mak-
ing student groups unpopular in the eyes of
both University officials and a great many
students. It has accomplished only one
thing. It has gained a great deal of notoriety
for the left-wing groups which seem to
steer its policy.
I have yet to find any real discrimination
at this University; and by its own statement
in the full page advertisement in The Daily,
the CED hasn't uncovered any concrete
evidence of discrimination either. The CED
has just gone into a field where there is
no trouble to try to create some. Such antics
as this can only be used successfully for the
purpose of getting jots of publicity.
In my opinion, the CED is doing more
harm than good and should be disbanded. In
place of the CED, more reliance should be
placed in the Student Legislature's commit-
tee to study discrimination. This is a sub-
committee of the Campus Action Committee
which has been working with the deans, and
has gained their support through its con-
structive approach to the problem. Rather
than storming one school at a time, it has
been holding quiet discussions with the
deans of all the schools, and has been mak-
ing real progress in this way.

New Criminology. .
To the Editor:
IN REGARD to the letter by
James P. Jans, the idea now
being used by the University fa-
thers of listing potential criminals
is nothing new.
Mr. Jans suggests we further
this list to enable us to prevent all
If Mr. Jans had investigated
further, he would have found that
all cities and states now have
such a list. It deals with potential
sex deviates. It is called, in order
to conceal its real purpose, the
Department of Vital Statistics,
Birth Recording Division.
Mr. Jans is obviously a frustra-
ted, under-age, under-grad who
has a great desire to sin. My ad-
vice to you, James, if I may call
you James (after all, one is ex-
pected to regard age with respect)
is wait until your 21st birthday, at
which time you will leap from
adolescence to full maturity.
-Seymour L. Muskovitz
The CED .. .
To the Editor:
T HURSDAY NIGHT a solicitor
of the CED was requesting
signatures for the current cam-
paign against the Medical School.
When I refused to sign, the soli-
citor asked for my "reasons."
We were attending a lecture at
the time; someone else was sup-
posed to make the main address.
There was no time to launch a de-
bate. I suggested that, The Daily
editors permitting, I would give
those reasons in the letters col-
Here they are:
1-In all the CED publicity
there has been no evidence that
discrimination is practiced by the
Medical School.
2-I feel the Committee to End
Discrimination is not at all sin-
cere. Their interest in discrimina-
tion is biased toward race and re-
ligion. Whatabout age? What about
sex? Discrimination, if there was
any,-would certainly focus on
these items of the application be-
fore it would on any others. Why
does the CED neglect age and sex?
Why are they so self-conscious
about race and religion?
3-Action by a "committee" al-
ways assures anonymity. Before
signing any such petition as the
CED is passing around, I should
like to know what individual(s) .
whether in or out of the organi-
zation, objects to stating his race
and religion? Unless an individual
can maintain positive convictions
in his religion, pride in his peo-
ple and trust in himself, he will
be a very miserable individual in-
deed. Possibly one not even fit for
a professional role in adult life.
-Richard Laurets
* * *
County Buildin .. .
To the Editor:
IN THE'editorial on the proposed
new Washtenaw County Build-
ing, Chuck Elliott takes the Board
of Supervisors to task for not
listening to some experts (who-

ever they are) and thereby shift-
ing the site of the building from
downtown Ann Arbor to a point
outside the city limits in the di-
rection of Ypsilanti. The Super-
visors and, I presume, the people
from and around Ypsilanti wanted
this; but if they are to be solely
considered, let's carry their plan
out one further step for their
benefit and move the site to Ypsi-
The proposed Washtenaw site
would be inconvenient for the
40,000 odd residents of Ann Ar-
bor. The people who consult the
records on the other services of
the County Building are located
near the present site and occa-
sional users can combine their
business with a minimum of lost
time. The last time I used the
County Building, my business was
over in ten minutes. With the
new site it would have taken me
much longer just going and com-
The new site doesn't help Ypsi-
lanti residents too much. They
still have to go out of their way
to use the County Building and a
slight decrease in their journey
and trouble cannot compensate
for the additional bother and the
loss of time that would be forced
on the much larger population of
Ann Arbor.
The argument that the center
of the County's population is
shifting eastwards is not good
enough to call for a shift to a
Washtenaw site, an isolated spot
inconvenient to all.
-Ralph L. Christensen
Cold War . .
To the Editor:
MR. STASSEN, in his Friday
night appearance at Hill au-
ditorium, was asked a question the
gist of which was 'Can the Chris-
tian ethic of love be applied to
our present-day foreign policy?"
He answered, in effect, "No, the
Christian ethic is not practical
in our situation."
This being the case, is it not
imperative that we find a practi-
cal policy, applicable to the sit-
uation, outside of Christianity?
Having done this, is it anything
but reasonable to ask that we
openly declare the Christian ethic
to be the fraud that our actions
recognize it to be?
If we acept Mr. Stassen's words
as representing reality, it is high
time that we gave up the hoax
that our foreign policy is Chris-
tian-oriented and accept the fact
that it is oriented to some other
philosophy. The cold war can then
be shorn of its Holy War glamor
and we may become able to watch
the activities of Senator McCarthy
and the State Department in
something approaching a reason-
able state of mind.
-Bruce Vreeland
* * *
Labor Youth League ...
To the Editor:
IF IT weren't that we are getting
such big laughs we'd surely ask
Al to button his Lippitt!'
-H. F. Harrington

Publication in The Daily Official1
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
typewritten form to the Office o the
Assistant to the President, Room 255
Administration Building, by 3:00 p.m.
on the day preceding publication
(11:00 a.m. Saturdays).
FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 1950
VOL. LX, No 125
Faculty, College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts: Meeting,;
Mon., Apr. 3, 4:10 p.m., 1025 Angell
1. Consideration of the minutes
of the meeting of March 6, 1950
(p. 1585).
2. Consideration of reports sub-
mitted with t.he call to this meet-
a. Executive Committee, Prof.
L. G. Vander Velde.
b. Executive Board of the Grad-'
uate School, Prof. Leo Goldberg.
c. Senate Advisory Committee on
University Affairs, Associate Pro-
fessor B. W. Wheeler. No report.
d. Deans' Conference, Dean Hay-
ward Keniston.
3. Prof. L. E. Vredevoe, Director
of the Bureau of School Services.
4. Elementary courses intended
for students who do not plan to
pursue further studies in the sub-
5. Announcements.
6. New business.
Employment Interviews:
A representative of the W. K.
Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek,
Mich., will be at the Bureau of
Appointments to interview June
graduates (women) for stenogra-
phic positions, on Fri., Mar. 31.
A representative of The Mid-
land Mutual Life Insurance Com-
pany, Columbus, Ohio, will be at
the Bureau of Appointments,
Tues., Apr. 4, to interview June
graduates who are interested in
the insurance selling field.
Call at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments,k3528 Administration Bldg.,
to make appointments for inter-
Approved Student Sponsored So-
cial Events for the Coming Week-
March 31: Alice Freeman Palm-
er House International Students
Assoc., Journalism Society, Kappa
Sigma, Michigan House, W.Q., Mo-
sher Hall, Phi Sigma Delta, Theta
Delta Chi.
April 1: Acacia, Adams House,
Adelia Cheever, Allen - Rumsey
House, Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha
Chi Sigma, Alpha Delta Phi, Al-
pha Kappa Kappa, Alpha Sigma
Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Anderson
House, Beta Theta Pi, Chi Phi,
Chi Psi, Delta Chi, Delta Sigma
Phi, Delta Sigma Pi, Delta Tau
Delta, Gamma Phi Beta, Graduate
Student Council, Hinsdale House,
International Students Associa-
tion, Lawyers Club, Lloyd House,
Michigan Cooperative House, Nel-
son International House, Phi Al-
pha Kappa, Phi Delta Phi, Phi
Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa Sigma,
Phi Sigma Kappa, Pi Beta Phi,
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Nu,
Sigma Pi, Theta Xi, Triangle, Tri-
gon, Williams House, Zeta Psi.
April 2: Betsy Barbour Resi-
dence, Jordan Hall, Phi Delta Phi.
The Connecticut State Person-
nel Department announces an open
competitive examination for Di-
rector of Labor Statistics, salary
range $5,880-$7,080; closing date
Apr. 6. Applicants must be citi-
zens of the United States and
prove residence in the State of
Connecticut for at least one year
prior to filing application. Candi-
dates should have graduated from
college and have six years employ-
ment experience in the field of
labor statistics or a doctor's degree

in economics and 3 years experi-
ence, or an equivalent combina-
tion of experience and training.
The Wisconsin Conservation De-
partment, Madison, Wisconsin, an-
nounces an examination for Chief
Conservation Engineer, closing
date Apr. 14. Candidates must,
have completed registration as a
professional engineer or architect
in the State of Wisconsin or eli-
gibility therefor.;
For further information on the
above, call at the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 3528 Administration.
Summer Jobs: A few summer
jobs on railroads available for
junior civil engineers. Register
promptly in 1215 E. Engineering
Tues. or Thurs., Apr., 4 or 6, 1-5
p.m. Walter C. Sadler.
University Lecture. "Belleza y
Caricatura en los 'Caprichos' de
Goya" (illustrated). Dr : Jose Lo-
pez Rey, Department of Fine Arts,

New York University; auspices of
the Department of Romance Lan-
guages, 8 p.m. today, Rackham
Academic Notices
History 50, Midsemester exam-
ination: 2 p.m., today. A-H, Room
B, Haven Hall; I-R, 25 Angell
Hall; S-Z, 231 Angell Hall.
Political Science 366 will meet
at 4 p.m. today ,instead of 3 p.m.
Law School Admission Test: Ap-
plication blanks for the April 29,
1950 Law School Admission Test
are now available at 110 Rackham
Bldg. Application blanks are due
in Princeton, N.J., not later than
April 19.
Seminar on American Literature
(Prof. Warren), will not meet to-
Sports Instruction for Women:
Women students who have com-.
pleted their physical education
requirement may elect physical
education classes on Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday mornings,
April 3, 4, and 5, in Barbour Gym-
Astronomical Colloquium: 4:15
p.m., today, at the Observatory.
Speaker: Dr. Bengt G. Stromgren,
Royal Observatory, Copenhagen.
The Teacher's Oath will be ad-
ministered today to all June can-
didates who have not already tak-
en it, 1437 U.E.S. This is a re-
quirement for the teacher's cer-
Medical College Admission Test:
Application blanks for the May
13, 1950 Medical College Admission
Test are now available at 110
Rackham Bldg. Application blanks
are due in Princeton, N.J., not later
than April 29.
University Choir Concert, under
the direction of Maynard Klein,
8:30, Sun. evening, Apr. 2, in Hill
Auditorium, assisted by the Little
Symphony Orchestra and a Brass
Choir. Soloists in the All-Bach
program will be Norma Heyde and
Rose Marie Jun, Soprano; Arlene
Sollenberger and Gloria Gonan,
Contralto; Gilbert Vickers and
Jack Norman, Tenor, and Jack
Wilcox, Bass. Open to the public.
It -will include "Jesu Meine Freu-
de," "O Jesu Christe," "Mein's Le-
bens Licht," "Ein' Feste Burg ist
Unser Gott," and excerpts from
Bach's Mass in B minor.
Student Recital: Mary Delle
Weber, student of piano, and Ben-
ning Dexter will be heard at 8:30
Mon. evening, Apr. 3, in the Archi-
tecture Auditorium, in a program
in partial fulfillment of the re-
quirements for the degree of Bach-
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