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Letters to the Editor


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in the Quad as to whether or not
such complaints are constructive.
The chief accomplishment of the
recent survey in the West Quad
was to create more discontent
with the crowded conditions and
to provoke additional complaints.
It will take time to remedy the
ivercrowding in the Quads. The
University is constructing the
South Quad in an attempt to rea-
lieve this overcrowding of the East
and West Quads.
West Quad Council president
Bill Diener urged that results of
overcrowding be considered in re-
sidence halls admission policy. If
Diener is implying that the num-
e~rof Quad residents should not
n4 cIncreased, I agree with him,
but ifhe is implying that the num-
ber of residents should be reduced
by forcing students to live in
rooming houses, I object. In the
first place, by allowing new stu-
dents to live in the residence halls,
the residence halls are providing
these students with guidance, such
as review sessions and enforced
quiet hours which is lacking in
rooming houses. They are provid-
ing the students with an opportun-
ity to make a greater number of
friends than they could while liv-
ing in rooming houses. They are
providing the students with an
easier entrance into campus ac-
tivities than they would find in
1 rooming houses. Furthermore, if
the residence halls refuse to read-
mit upperclassmen they would be
acting unjustly. Most of these
men have contributed to the wel-
fare of the Quads and consequent-
ly these men deserve the oppor-
tunity to return to the Quads if
they so desire.
It takes time to remedy over-
crowded conditions. Therefore,
criticism is justified if, and only
if, the South Quad doesn't solve
the overcrowded condition, and if
there are no prospects for con-
struction of additional dormitories.
Why excite the students concern-
ing a problem which the Univer-

sity is already attempting to ren-
edy by constructing the - South
-Bob Erf
* * *
WhoiW7antas Wr. ..
To the Editor:
W E STRIVE valiantly and per-
petually for peace. We peti-
tion; form committees; pray to
God; study books; travel abroad;
argue for world government, Uni-
ted Nations, isolation. Despite our
prodigious homage to the shrine
of peace, is the sociologist W.
Lloyd Warner correct in saying
that the people of Jonesville and
America derive deep satisfaction
from the events of war; "for it is
in time of war that human beings
get some of their deepest satis-
factions as members of the com-
Habitually, vehemently we de-
clare our hatred for war; but
is there at the same time an un-
conscious desire for the very thing
we so ardently condemn? Are we
somewhat comparable to Faust,
restless, seemingly unsatisfied with
the most succulent charms of
peace? In the end he emerged
victorious over Mephistopheles and
found ultimate rest in benevo-
lence. Have we?
Modern Federalists commonly
point to our national form of gov-
ernment as the sine qua non of
peace. Only when nations dele-
gate certain sovereign rights to a
world representative government
can we expect peace. The dispar-
ity of the Civil War is easily ex-
plained in terms of an unfortun-
ate but inevitable contest testing
the bounds of state's rights. Was
it just this, or was our .Faust
growing a bit bored with his land
of the free?
Suppose technology had not con-
tracted the world. Left to our own
devices could we have appeased
our spirits in the vicissitudes of
peace or would another civil war
have broken out in response to hid-

den desires of the psychic for a
more lusty diet?
-Allen Hurd
* * *
Medical Car ..*.
To the Editor:
fact has come to my attention
that affects every student living
in the dormitories. I wonder how
many students realize that the
resident advisors and house moth-
ers are actually forbidden to keep
a medicine kit in their rooms! I
wonder how many students realize
the amount of red tape that must
be encountered before a sick stu-
dent can receive medical aid! I
wjnder how many students rea-
lize the precarious position they
are put in if and when they are
taken ill! Are we so simple that
we cannot be trusted with a medi-
cine kit? Surely not.
We cannot escape the fact that
our University has one of tie
best medical centers in the coun-
try, but must a student suddenly
taken ill, be forced to lie and wait
for the doctor when much can
be done for the student by the
resident advisor, a competent of-
ficial who is forbidden to possess
a medical kit?
It has been said that many resi-
dent advisors do not know how
to use medical remedies properly.
If this is true, then why not create
the office of "House Physician"?
Surely, a senior medical student
is well informed as to the use of
a medical kit? Let us have some-
one, something, we can rely on in
emergencies. Remember the old
axiom, "An ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure."
-R. Koiznak
* s,
Debate on Communism
To the Editor:
dents mutt experience the feel-
ings of inmates of mental insti-
tutions, and the refusal of the Uni-
versity Lecture Committee to per-
mit a debate on "Communism vs.
Capitalism" certainly creates an
occasion for one to feel that the
only sane people around are the
students (inmates) of this insti-
While students calmly prepare
to study questions of importance
by means of discussion and debate,
the rest of the country, including
the University Lecture Committee,
takes steps to prevent thought and
analysis and loses itself in a par-
oxysm of irrational fear.
The notion that one Communist,
or for that matter any number of
them, speaking here, or anywhere
else in this country, can damage
our institutions is both dangerous
and absurd. If there is one aspect
of Marxist movements in this
country that transcends any other,
it is simply that Marxism has been
utterly unable to gain any wide
appeal. In that respect, it has
been an abysmal failure. Nor is
it likely, that Marxism is now gain-
ing, or will gain, many American
converts, for the indigenous liberal
and capitalist institutions are too
firmly rooted to create anything
but hostility to ideas of class war-
fare and the worsening of the wel-
fare of workers. Our national ex-
perience is a daily refutation of
the tenets of Marxism, which has
suffered nothing but ideological
defeat in this country.
But insistence on squelching
Communists is the result of er-
roneous identification of the suc-
cess of the Communists in Russia
with the Communist Party in this
country. There is simply no basis
other than nonsense for such an
It is not however, the fuzzy

thinking that is disturbing, but
rather the persistent refusal to
allow free institutions to operate
freely. Where indeed, is the faith
of our fathers - the faith of Jef-
ferson, Jackson and Lincoln? The
truth is that students seem to be
the only ones who still retain the
faith and confidence.
If this be so, and if we want to
instill faith, and if we dislike the

Inquisition as heartily as we do
the Communists, there is a good
case for regarding the students
as the mature and responsible ele-
ment in our society, and hence ex-
tending their prerogatives and in-
fluence in its administration.
-Jake Hurwitz
New Courthouse ...
To the Editor:
THE FACT that the county
courthouse bond issue was de-
feated is threatening to cause dis-
cord between the cities of Ypsi-
lanti and Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor-
ites and some of their city officials
claim that Ypsilanti's twelve to
one defeat of the measure was due
to selfish reasons. Would shifting
the courthouse site approximately
two miles toward Ypsilanti bring
any additional prestige or fame
to that city? Certainly not. The
people of Ypsilanti did not de-
feat the measure for selfish rea-
sons but for reasons based on
plain common sense.
The construction of a new build-
ing would take approximately two
years. If the new building is to
be built on the present location,
where would courthouse business
be conducted and where would
county records be stored? Office
space must be rented for this pur-
pose. This would impose another
unnecessary burden on Washte-
naw County taxpayers. If the
new building was built on the pro-
posed site on Washtenaw Avenue
the present county building could
still operate and thereby save the
county unneeded expense.
The present down town site of-
fers no parking space for people
having business in the county
building. A person is lucky if he
can find aparking place near the
building but usually he has to go
to the municipal parking structure
and often this is crowded. If the
building was located on the Wash-
tenaw Avenue site there would be
more than adequate off street
parking space available.
This issue was not a conflict be-
tween Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor,
but a conflict between good and
bad judgement. The residents of
Ann Arbor should realize that
Ypsilanti is not trying to take the
county seat away from their city,
but is merely trying to promote
the best interests of the county.
-William Hermanson
# * t
Think ...
To the Editor:
j HAVE A problem. I am a frus-
trated college freshman. I used
to think I knew what I thought.
When my higl school teacher said
that five per 'cent of the people
think and ninety five per cent
think they think, I always was
confident that I was one of the
five per cent who thought. But
now I wonder whether I thought
or thought I was thinking.
I thought I wanted to go to col-
lege to learn to think better,
but college has undermined my
thoughts on what I think. My
absolute thought has been turned
into a miasmic muddle of the rela-
tive and the abstract until I am
afraid to think because the
thought is incompatible with
something I thought I knew. This
has led me to one conclusion: the
more I think, the less I know and
conversely the more I know, the
less I think. As a result, the more
things I think about, the less I
know about them until I know
nothing about everything; and the
fewer things I think, about the
more I know about them until I
know everything about nothing.
My problem is this: I am so
very close to a complete loss of

thought that I almost know every-
thing about nothing. The only
thing I don't know is whether I
know everything about nothing,
which requires thinking, I think.
Will you please tell me I know
everything about nothing so I
will know it and not have to think
about it?
-Thomas Kriewal.

. .. . .

Publication in The Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
typewritten form to the Office of the
Assistant to the President, Room 2552
Administration Building, by 3:00 p.m.
on the day preceding publication
(11:00 a.m. Saturdays).
VOL. LX, No. 133
The deadline for Hopwood Man-
uscripts is Wed., April 19, at 4:30
Women students who have not
made housing arrangements for
the fall semester may apply for
residence in league houses at the
Dean of Women's Office imme-
Men's Housing Applications for
the Summer Session 1950: Men's
applications to live in the Resi-
dence Halls for the Summer Ses-
sion 1950 are now being accepted.
Application blanks may be obtain-
ed in the Office of Student Affairs,
1020 Administration Building. Stu-
dents now enrolled at the Univer-
sity who are planning to contin-
ue for the summer, and those ad-
mitted for the Summer Session
are eligible to apply.
May Festival Tickets. A limited
number of tickets for several of
the individual May Festival con-
certs are available at the offices of
the University Musical Society,
Burton Memorial Tower.
Graduate women interested in
part-time positions as resident
counselors or resident assistants in
the women's residence halls for
the academic year 1950-51 may
arrange appointments for inter-
views by calling at the Dean of
Women's Office between April 24
and May 1 inclusive.
The Preliminary Planning Com-
mittee for the Michigan Memor-
ial-Phoenix Project plans to award
for next year:
1. Four Phoenix Project Faculty
Summer Research Fellowships for
the Summer Session of 1950 under
the same general provisions ap-
plying to Faculty Summer Re-
search Fellowships.
2. Four Phoenix Project Pre-
doctoral Fellowships of $1500 each
for the school year of 1950-51 for
students who are well advanced on
doctoral programs.
3. Faculty Research grants to-
taling not more than $15,000 to
support research in the fields of
interest>,to the Project.
These awards are intended to
assist researches involving the use
of radio-isotopes in biological,
physical and engineering sciences,
or in physical, mathematical or
chemical aspects of nuclear the-
ory, or in social, philosophical, le-
gal or economic aspects of nuclear
energy and to assist students in-
terested in these problems. The
Committee wishes to interpret the
scope of the Phoenix Project as
broadly as possible to cover the
various problems of the atomic
Applications should be made for
these awards by May 1 and the
Committee expects to be able to
announce the awards late in May.
Application blanks may be obtain-
ed from the Office of the Gradu-
ate School.
Approved Student Sponsored
Social Events for the Coming
April 21: Sigma Alpha Mu.
April 22: Alpha Lambda, Alpha
Omega, Delta Sigma Pi, Hawaii
Club, Phi Chi, Phi Delta Epsilon,
Phi Delta Phi, Phi Rho Sigma,
Prescott House, Ste7ens Coop
House, Tau Delta Phi, Theta Delta
Chi, Theta Xi, Tyler House, Alpha

Kappa Psi.
April 23: Sigma Phi.
Employment Interviews:
Boeing Airplane Co. April 24, in
Aero Dept. for Aeronautical and
Electrical engineers. April 25, in
Mech. Dept. for Mechanical and
Civil engineers.
Douglas Aircraft Co. April 24
and 25 in Aero Dept. for advanced
degree men in Aeronautical en-
Lockheed Aircraft Corp. April
27 in Aero Dept. for Aeronautical
Schedules for each of the above


interviews will be posted on the
Aero bulletin board; applicatibn
forms for Boeing and Lockheed
are available in 1079 E. Enginee"
A representative of the National
Distillers Chemical Corp. will be
at the Bureau of Appointments on
Thurs., April 20, to interview
chemical engineers and organic
chemists who are expecting B.S.
or M.S. degrees this June. They
are interested in men for their new
Ashtabula, Olio plant who are
interested in sales, service or pro-
duction. For further information
and interview appointments, call
the Bureau of Appointments, 3-
1511 ext. 371.
Employment Interviews:
Dr. Paul E. Williams, represen-
tative of the following companies:
General Fireproofing Company,
Ortho Pharmaceutical Corpora-
tion, Timken Roller Bearing Com-
pany, Youngstown Sheet and Tube
Company, will be at the Bureau of
Appointments to interview June
1950 graduates on Wed., April 19.
Booklets and applications may be
obtained at the Bureau.
The General Fireproofing Com-
pany has openings in their Semi-
Technical Sales Training Program
for single L.S.&A. or commerce
students, 21 to 25 years of age, in
the upper 50% of their class, 5'9"
or over.
The Ortho Pharmaceutical Cor-
poration is interested in L.S.&A.
graduates, married, with pre-med-
ical, zoology or pharmacy majors,
23 to 30 years of age, upper 50%
of class, for Semi-Technical Sales.
The Timken Roller Bearing
Company has openings in the Eh-
gineering Sales (Railway Division
and Industrial Division) for mech-
anical engineers, single, upper 50%
of the class; Accounting & Fi-
nance-upper 25% of the class, 23
to 26 years of age; Production
(Bearings) for mechanical engi-
neers, 22 to 26 years of age, above
average college record; Production
(Steel Line Operations) for mech-
anical, chemical or metallurgical
engineers, 21 to 25 years of age,
above average college record.
The Youngstown Sheet and
Tube Company has openings in
their Semi-Technical Sales for
single L.S.&A. graduates, 21 to 25
years of age, upper 50% of the
class. The Line Operations (Steel)
is interested in obtaining mechan-
ical, metallurgical or chemical en-
gineers, 21 to 26 years of age, up-
per 50% of the class. The Indus-
trial Engineering Department is
interested in obtaining industrial
engineers, mechanical engineers
with above average college record.
They also have openings for com-
merce graduates with a major in
Accounting, upper 25% of the
class, 22 to 26 years of age, for 18-
month on the job training pro-
For additional information, call
at the Bureau of Appointments,
3528 Administration Bldg.
University Community Center,
Willow Village.
Wed., Apr. 19, 8 p.m., Christian
Education Study Group; Ceramics.
Thurs., Apr. 20, 8 p.m., Choir,
Ceramics, Cooperative N u r s e r y
Sat., Apr. 22, 9-12 p.m., Wives'
Club Square Dance. Small fee.
University Lecture. "Chateaux of
the Loire." M. Francois Carvallo,
of Chateau Viliandry, France; aus-

pices of the School of Forestry
and Conservation. 4:15 p.m., Wed.,
April 19, Rackham Amphitheater.
University Lecture: "The Con-
temporary Theater in England."
B. I for Evans, Principal of Queen
Mary College, University of Lon-
don. At 4:15 p.m., Thurs., April 20,
Architecture Auditorium; auspices
of the English Department.
Academic Notices
Botanical Seminar: Open Meet-
ing, 4 p.m., Wed., April 19, 1139
Natural Science Building. Papers:
"Plant Virus Studia ," by Russell
Steere and "Culture Studies in the
Genera Pleospora, Clathrospora,
and Leptosphaeria," by Emory
Simmons. 4
Psychology 31, Section 4 (Mr.
Beardslee): Hour exam, 7:30 p.m.,
Thurs., April 20, 1121 Natural Sci-
ence Bldg.
Zoology Seminar: 7:30 p.m.,
Thurs., April 20, Rackham Amphi-
theater. "Germ Cell Cycle of Me-
galodiscus temperatus (Stafford) ",
by Anne Miller. "Life History of
Neoleucochloridium problemati-
cum" (Magath, 1920), by Irving
Doctoral Examination for Karl
Edward Pottharst, Psychology;
thesis: "The Influence of Varied
Experimental Sets upon Certain
Rorschah Variables: III. The In-
fluence of a Complex Set." Thurs.,
April 20, 3121 Natural Science
Bldg., 9 a.m. Chairman, M. L.
Doctoral Examination for Ber-
nard Manning, Chemistry; thesis:
"The Absorption Spectra of Some
P - Acylamino - benzenediazonium
Salts and Double Salts." Thurs.,
April 20, 3543 Chemistry Bldg., 3
p.m. Chairman, L. C. Anderson.
Medical College Admission Test:
The Association of American Med-

ical Colleges and the University of'
Michigan Medical School in par-
ticular, strongly urge that all stu-
dents who consider entering a
medical school in 'the fall of 1951
take the Medical College Admis-
sion Test to be given May 13, 1950.
Since applications for this test are
due in Princeton, New Jersey not
later than April 29, 1950, they
should be sent in immediately. Ap-
plication blanks and additional in-
formation can be obtained at the
Bureau of Psychological Services,
110 Rackham Building.
Applicants for Combined Curri-
culums: Application for admission
to a combined curriculum must be
made before April 20 of the final
preprofessional year. Application
forms may be obtained now at
1010 Angell Hall and should be fil-
ed with the Secretary of the Com-
mittees at that office.
(Continued on Page 6)
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On the Owners of Business



Does Your Money
Have Wings?

CLUB 211 offers
the Lowest Prices
in Ann Arbor!

* :* 0

A "community" estimated at some
14,000,000 people owns American
business. The Bell Telephone sys-
tem is owned by 940,000 stock-
holders. General Motors is owned
by 436,000, Pennsylvania Railroad
by more than 202,000.
There are more stockholders in
the U.S. than there are farmers.
More than the membership of the
C.I.O. More than the membership
of the A.F.L. Certainly stock-
holders are no "privileged few."'
67,000 more stockholders now
have a share in General Electric's
ownership than 15 years ago.
There are 80,000 more owners of
General Electric than there are
employees. Today's total of stock-

65,000 General Electric employees
are participating in a plan which
encourages savings. Investment in
U.S. Savings Bonds gives them a
bonus of G-E stock for bonds held
five years.
* * *
Compared with the boom year of
1929, American businesses have
collectively increased their pay-
ments to their stockholders by
45%, and their tax payments to
government by 678%.
* * *

Anything that injures the owners
of business directly injures 14
million people. It destroys the pro-
visions that they have tried to
make through their own efforts
for security. Anything that injures
the security of these 14 million
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