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5. ALFRED KOHLBERG--Big importer
of lace hankies, does a business of $1,500,000
a year with China, and admits he finances
his American China Policy Association-a
pressure association-partly out of that
business. Kohlberg is close to the Kuomin-
tang lobby, hates Owen Lattimore and be-
lieves anyone not a rabble-rousing anti-Red
is automatically a Communist.
Most are loyal to Acheson. But one or two
disgruntled extremists, sore at the new blood
injected into the State Department, have
sent exaggerated reports to McCarthy.
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"Nobody Here But Just Us 100% Americans"
ay T
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

'Idiocy. ..'
To the Editor:



Under the laws of this state, Communist
Party members would ,be automatically dis-
qualified from the teaching profession be-
cause they could not take the teacher's oath,
and the Communist Party would very proba-
bly have to be barred from the ballot.
The Lecture Committee's opinion, if adopt-
ed would limit freedom of discussion much
more narrowly than any of our present laws,
court decisions, or the current bill intro-
duced in Congress by Senators Mundt and
- IN SHORT, I think the Lecture Committee
has badly misinterpreted the Regents' pro-
hibition. And I do not believe this is a matter
of opinion. The Lecture Committee is so
clearly in disagreement with the courts, the
federal government, and the Congress that
its error could not be more plain.
It is bad enough that they should have
denied students the privilege of hearing a
debate on the subject of Communism, and
thus made it doubtful that this Univer-
sity is living up to its professed educa-
tional aims.
It is worse that five University faculty
members, whom we have learned to respect
for their academic standing and:their pre-
vious rulings as members of the Lecture
Committee, should have put forward a line
of reasoning which can be most charitably
described as fallacious. --Philip Dawson
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
Phoenix Meeting
PRESIDENT Ruthven has called a special
meeting for all University seniors at 10
a.m. today to explain the purposes and goals
of the Michigan-Memorial Phoenix Project
-the University's "living" memorial to its
sons who were killed in the last war.
The importance of this meeting cannot
be under estimated.
More than 1500 students will be graduat-
ing from the University this June and with
them rests the responsibility of carrying the
Phoenix Project into cities and villages all
over the country. As the most recent gradu-
ates of the University-the persons more
truly representative of campus opinion than
any other individuals-it will be their job
to publicize and promote the Phoenix Pro-
ject among the residents of their commu-
It will be their duty to convince their
friends and their business associates that
the Project-devoted to research in the
peacetime applications of atomic energy--
is destined to play an important role in
the lives of thousands of American citi-
The program planned for the unprecedent-
ed senior meeting is outstanding. A unique

pHE exhibition of Chinese Buddhist bron-
zes which will be on display at the Uni-
versity of Michigan Museum of Art in Alum-
ni Memorial Hall until May the 17th is in
physical dimension undoubtedly one of the
smallest shows ever run in our galleries, yet
in importance one of the largest. These tiny
exquisite objects, fashioned for individual
devotion in the home, constitute the first
exhibit ever held in America devoted ex-
clusively to Chinese Buddhist bronzes. John
Hadley Cox, of Michigan's Department of
Fine Arts has scoured the country to as-
semble these small gilded treasures. The
Fogg Museum at Harvard, the Allen Art Gal-
lery at Oberlin, the Nelson Gallery in Kansas
City, and the Art Museum in Seattle are
only a few of the contributors. The one
hundred examples, reflecting a dazzling vari-
ety of a sculptural styles, have been drawn
from those eight hundred years which fall
between the fourth and the twelfth cen-
In conjunction with the exhibition is
a special photographic display of enlarge-
ments, permitting the observer to grasp
the sculptural details of these images,
some of which are little more than an
inch high. Since these objects are in some
cases worth many thousands of dollars, the
museum visitor cannot be given the op-
portunity to pick them up in his hands
to examine them closly, as did the peo-
ple for whom these devotional objects
for household shrines were made. More-
over, the enlargements give some idea of
the larger stone temple statues from
which these smaller bronzes were copied.
I am not a student of Oriental art, and
the iconography is over my head, but the
language of grace and rhythm, of solemnity
and furor, is universal. There is, for exam-
ple, a little sixth century Warrior Guardian,
lent by Laurence Sickman, which is hardly
more than two inches high, but whose ab-
stract slashing contours will not yield in
expressionistic vigor to the most powerful
works of twentieth century German sculp-
ture that I have seen.
I found the Bodhisattva lent by Langdon
Warner especially striking (a Bodhisattva,
sometimes called "Goddess of Mercy," is an
individual who has given up personal sal-
vation to remain on earth in order to help
others). This somewhat larger bronze fig-
ure presents in posture and facial expression
a firm and unshakable dignity and yet the
many scarves clothing the figure sway and
flutter in the breeze with an elegance and
feminine grace strongly reminiscent of
French Rococo (though preceding it by more
than a thousand years). The result is a
startling juxtaposition of seemingly incon-
gruous moods to produce a total sensation
not unlike that of the metaphysical conceit
as used in English poetry in the early seven-
teenth century.
Another fascinating object lent by Mr.
Sickman is a complete Buddhist shrine,
dated 599, giving the whole hierarchy of in-
dividual guardians, both man and beast, of
monk-disciples, attendants, bodhisattvas,
and so forth.
Without doubt, the most famous figure
in the show, and to my mind the most
superbly wrought, is the relatively large
(11/2 foot) Maitreya from the Art Institute
in Detroit. In 520 A.D., while all the West-
ern world wallowed at the low noint of

Goodwin, who collected $65,000 from the
Kuomintang lobby in two years, was not
such a good friend of the Chinese before,
he got on the payroll. Shortly before Pearl
Harbor he wrote a letter not unfavorable
to the Japanese, and critical of the Chi-
nese; while, on Oct. 25, 1941, just a few
weeks before Pearl Harbor, Goodwin wrote
a letter to Senator Connally of Texas de-
fending Hitler.
"Why should America destroy Hitler?" he
asked. "As between the two nations, we are
the violators of international law, not Ger-
Goodwin has been coming down to Wash-
ington from New York almost every week for
more than two years, buttonholing Congress-
men, and spilling vitriol against "crooks and
thieves" in the State Department. Now he
is putting the same accusations in the mouth
of Senator McCarthy.
These are some of the backstage figures
helping inspire one of the most spectacular
and irresponsible Senate tirades since the
harum-scarum days of Huey Long.
(Copyright, 1950, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
Kerr Bill Veto
THOUGH he may have acted for purely
political reasons, President Truman de-
serves a considerable amount of credit for
his recent veto of the Kerr natural gas bill.
This bill, sponsored by millionaire oil-
producer Sen. Robert Kerr of Oklahoma,
would have made it illegal for the Fed-
eral Power Commission to regulate prices
charged by the so-called independent pro-
ducers of natural gas.
These independents control approximately
86 per cent of the nation's gas reserves. Be-
cause they have always charged reasonable
prices in the past, the FPC has never bother-
ed them. Recently, however, several FPC
members have been thinking of regulating
these prices, since gas rates have been boost-
ed in many instances.
Whether or not the FPC actually regulates
independent pricing, it certainly should have
the power to do so, if the public interest is
to be served. Presence of this power should
be sufficient to prevent outlandish price in-
creases by gas producers.
Thus, the President acted wisely in veto-
ing a measure which would have removed
this vital prop in the structure which regu-
lates an important public utility.
The decision to veto the Kerr bill was
not an easy one for Mr. Truman to reach.
Its sunnorters included many large oil

THIS IS a letter. One of many
which should arrive at The
Daily office en masse at the re-
quest of an English 12 teacher in
the engineering school. This pres-
sure movement on the part of the
instructor (I shall call him Mr. X
to spare him public embarrass-
ment) drives me slightly nutty.
Mr. X's other students, if like me,
will feel no desire to write an ex-
pose on criticism. (or what have
you!) This arrangement, in my
opinion, is unfair, both to his stu-
dents and to the readers for the
following reasons.
First, letters to the editor should
be written by people who sincere-
ly want to expound on something
- not by students who are forced
point blank to say something, or
else! A person should have enough
interest in what they want to put
across to the other students to
write without being forced.
Secondly, a student writing un-
der the conditions imposed by Mr.
X might, in desperation for a
topic, be forced to say something
he doesn't actually believe.
I firmly believe that forced edi-
torial writing is, in most cases, a
faux pas. Engineers are supposed
to be ignorant in affairs aside
from engineering, but I believe
that someteachers have their due
share of unclear thinking.
-Gene Brunelle, Jr., '53E
* * *
Sidewalk Courtesy ...
To the Editor:
WHAT CAN BE done about the
bicycle hazard on Campus?
During the winter the pedestri-
an walking on the campus had
two choices: 1-Stay on the walk
and risk being hit by an oncom-
ing cyclist; 2-Walk in the deep
snow on the ground adjacent to
the regular walks and hope that
the passing cyclist would not fol-
low him. Now with spring here
the situation is more intense be-
cause more students are riding bi-
cycles. My special grievance is
the situation on a rainy day. None
of us want to get wet or plan to
walk through large puddles but
the cyclist seems to delight in
speeding down the walks, head-
ingfor a large puddle and becomes
elated at the number of people he
splashes or forces to walk in the
I do not propose to prohibit
bicycle riding but I do thinksome
rules governing their usage would
make the campus more pleasant
for walkers. In order to give the
walker an even chance some type
of horn should be compulsory. If
sidewalk riding was eliminated it
would help considerably. Small
inexpensive macadam paths could
give the cyclist access from the
street to the various buildings on
campus. I am sure cooperation is
needed from the cyclist as well as
the pedestrian, but a workable
agreement seems possible which
would benefit everyone.
-Robert W. Keyser
| * * *
Sidewalk Courtesy...
To the Editor:

during inclement weather are at
present numerous and will un-
doubtedly still exist in the years
to come. To improve walking con-
ditions during foul weather would
necessitate a rebuilding program
which the city can not afford. We
might just as well grin and bear
the situation and look for other
possibilities of improving present
conditions, as bigger and better
sidewalks are out of the question
and Mother Nature is not likely to
accommodate our desires.
On my return to Ann Arbor in
February after a one year absence,
the lack of sidewalk courtesy was
,very obvious. Already I am be-
ginning to accept this as a part of
a college education, but before I
fall into this rut it would be a
good thing to pass on my obser-
vations, as those of an outsider,
which can be beneficial to every-
one concerned.
The use of sidewalks can be
facilitated without any expense
other than the use of a little en-
ergy. Group-walking is not being
condemned, but the use of com-
mon courtesy by these groups
would greatly improve walking
conditions. If these groups would
make a practice of breaking up
their huddles and allow others to
pass, campus conditions would be
greatly improved.
This lack of courtesy is more
likely due to the fact that students
are only. sub-consciously aware of
it and not due to ill-breeding as
a resident remarked the other day.
This might be used as an excuse,
(for what purpose, I am not sure)
but with the arrival of Spring
everyone should be in a good mood
to practice a little beneficial cour-
No one really expects "Sir Walt-
ers" to converge at the diagonal
tomorrow, while a modification of
such would be a friendly gesture
to your classmates. If you are
skeptical of my observations, make
it a point to observe the present
conditions for yourself. Then, if
your observations are the same
at least make an attempt to rise
up and get out of the rut while
Spring is still in the air.
-Neil Will
West Quad Protest...
To the Editor:
I would like to make a few com-
ments on the article on the
"West Quad Protest" that appear-
ed in The Daily on April 5. First
of all, I see no reason for a protest
from the men of the West Quad at
this late stage for the University
has taken action to remedy the
overcrowded conditions by build-
ing the new South Quadrangle
*Furthermore, these same condi-
tions exist in the East Quad.
Most of the complaints which
I appeared in this article will be
eliminated when the new Quad is
L completed. In regard to th
"Navy" tables andrthe inadejuat
closet space, it is rather ridicu-
lous to believe that the University
will add new desks or build addi
tional closets in the rooms when
these overcrowded conditions wil
be eliminated within the very nea
future. As for the soiled blanket
and dusty easy chairs, more fre
quent maid-service would be abou
the only solution to this prob
lem. An increase in maid-servic
would undoubtedly raise the resi

dent fee which I believe would be
strongly opposed by the residents.
Therefore, I think that if the
men of the West Quad will be
patient for about another year
that niay"of these problems will
be solved. Also they should keep
in mind that the East Quad men
are suffering just as much as they
-Eugene Fleeger
* * *
West Quad Protest .. .
To the Editor:
RECENTLY many letters have
appeared in The Daily com-
plaining about the food situation
in the West Quadrangle. These
letters have gone into great de-
tail criticizing the food so that
now anyone on the campus knows
it to be fit for neither man nor
beast. Although the food is de-
plorable, I believe the food ser-
vice is even worse.
An example of this poor ser-
vice is given to the men who enter
the dining room near closing time.
Usually the evening meal is by
far the best served in the Quad.
Yet the last men to eat do not re-
ceive the benefit of this good
food. Instead these -mep either
do without part of the meal or
get remains from lunch or other
previous meals. Since this hap-
pens around four times a week,
many of the late dinersebecome
very annoyed. The kitchen staff,
after many years, should know
how many men eat the meals, and
should prepare adequate food for
them. After all, the men last to
eat pay just as much money for
food as the men who eat first.
Another example of poor service
is provided by the delays of food
from the kitchens. After the din-
ing room has been open about
thirty minutes, these delays in-
crease until a prospective diner
will suffer two or three of these
waits before he reaches his food.
These delays coupled with long
lines make the act of eating a
meal a time consuming process.
Now it is rumored that the men
of the South Quad will eat their
meals next semester in the West
Quad. This added burden to the
poor service will make the time
necessary to stand in line much
longer. Any resident of the West
Quad will tell you that the food
is not woatl a long wait.
-Richard McCord, '53E
Discrimination . . .
To the Editor:
THROUGHOUT the past year,
there have been many letters
and editorials published in The
Daily concerning discrimination.
Recently, the CED paid for a full
page advertisement relating to the
potentially discriminatory ques-
tions appearing on the Medical
School application, and in a later
issue, Mr. Bogue denounced these
methods and proposed more re-
liance on the SL committee to
study discrimination. I think both
methods of combating the prob-
lem are poor ones.
The method used by the CED
in some cases only increases the
problem of discrimination. I re-
member an incident that occur-
red a few years ago as the result
of a much publicized speech on
the subject by Mrs. Eleanor Roos-
evelt. The colored domestic help
in a Southern orange grove re-
gion asked for higher wages. The
white land owners fired all these
workers not because they were
asking for a raise, but because
they were colored. The employers
became more set in their preju-
dice and increased the friction as
a result.

Mr. Bogue's solution is equally
as poor in my opinion. He sug-
gests we, place reliance on the
SL committee to study discrimina-
tion. However, this cannot pro-
duce the desired result of ridding
the University and the country
of prejudice. Instead, we must all
show our lack of prejudice. We
must showour beliefs and feel-
ings by our actions-by conspicu-
ously not practicing discrimina-
By setting an example in this
manner, instead of using a loud
campaign or relying on someone
else, we cap clear up the problemr
more easily and more efficiently,
-Sam Plice
** *
Why Not? ...
To the Editor:
e RAISE the question -,why not
more power to thie studen
y body? Certainly they are repre
- sented by the Student Legislature
1 but essentially the governing
1 board of the college has its owr
r way on most matters. The stu-
s dent body paying tuition and thi
- parents of the state of Michigar
t students paying state taxes, shoulc
- have more to say about the func-
e tioning of the school. I do not want
- to sound radical, but the control,

ling board does make some actions
which seem unfair.
A grievance common to the stu-
dents living in residence halls is
paying for meals which they do
not eat. Also the meal tickets are
non-transferable, so no one gets
advantage of them. No bne other
than the University, which has
made the ruling. If a meal is
paid 'for, does it harm the Uni-
versity who eats it?
If small matters, as the one
mentioned above, were brought
before the controlling board, I
think it would lead to elimination
of petty grievances; thus, making
the residence halls more unified.
Perhaps the University sets up
these rulings to protect itself, bift
I think they should review them
and give the student an even
--H. Alan Koski
Faculty Evaluation . .
To the Editor:
DURING the week preceding
spring vacation, the Engineer-
ing News, published by the En-
gineering Council, printed an ar-
ticle concerning the need for an
evaluation of the faculty by the
students every semester. I am in
favor of the idea and would Ike
to see definite plans made for its
enactment. Although I am a
freshman and did not participate
in the previous faculty evaluation,
I can see a need for such a pro-
The main function of a semes-
terly evaluation would be to point
out to instructors the students
opinions of their teaching
methods. If a teacher is doing his
job well, the evaluation will give
him a well deserved pat on the
back. If however, the students do
not think an instructor is doing
a good job, the evaluation could
points out his weaknesses. The
student evaluation may indicate
to some teachers that they are not
suited for their job and thus allow
them to make an early change,
Only the students can make a
practical evaluation of the teach-
ers. They can be rated on their
administrative work by the he-
partment heads, but as for their
ability to teach a class-only their
students know the teacher's value.
The student who has a class sev-
eral days a week, for fifteen weeks,
will be able to judge fairly whether
or not the teacher is able to get
tht subject across to the students.
The evaluation program should
not consist solely of giving each
teacher a grade (A, B, C, D, or W) ,
but should give true or false an-
swers to several questions concern-
ing the teacher's approach and
teaching methods.
The student evaluation of the
faculty every semester is needed
on campus, and steps should be
taken to incorporate the plan into
the school program ... now!
-James D. Butt
'I' * *
West Quad Protest..
To the Editor:
TIE DAILY'S article of April 5,
-concerning crowded living con-
ditions in the West Quad has stir-
red up a great deal of controversy
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