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volving Herbert J. Phillips will be held
light, with Prof. Preston Slosson provid-
the opposition.
Thus the University's ban on the debate
being circumvented by a group of stu-
ents and faculty members who have
-heduled the program at a State Street
feteria. Although this move makes the
'bate technically an off-campus func-
on, actually it is very much a campus
:fair. This alone shows how unwise, as
el as unjust, the University's decision
is to begin with.
f, by banning the debate, the University
,ed to avoid publicity, they have cer-
nly not achieved this purpose. The ban
s, as the Lecture Committee should have
>ected it to be, greeted by such a storm
opposition, that the action taken by the
up bringing Phillips here tonight was
nost inevitable.
Certainly the ban, the opposition and
w the appearance of Phillips have oc-
isioned much more publicity than a
ere Michigan Forum program would
er arouse.
torials published in The Michigan Daily
written by members of The Daily staff
represent the views of the writers only.

If, on the other hand, the ban was the
result of an administrative decision that
students should not be exposed to hearing
an exponent of the Communistic viewpoint,
they have again failed. Tonight's debate will
no doubt have a much larger interested
audience because of the publicity Phillips
has received than any regular University-
scheduled event.
The question arises whether the off-
campus debate is a good idea at all, and
there are a couple of things to consider
First, the basic issue is not one man's talk
to a group of students but rather a question
of principle regarding academic freedom.
It is because of this that the ban has met
with such wide-spread condemnation.
Also, holding the debate is an indirect
protest against the ban, but does nothing
to remove it. Bringing Phillips here today
deals with the manifest symptom of
whether or not he should talk rather
than with the more fundamental issue of(
University control of speakers in general.
But Phillips will be heard, in spite of a
strict rules interpretation preventing him
from speaking in a University building. It
should be quite obvious to members of the
Lecture Committee by now that it' would
have been much simpler and better to let
him talk on campus in the first place.
-Roma Lipsky.

Eisenhower's Chances.

WASHINGTON-General Dwight D. Ei-
senhower is leading the Gallup popu-
larity poll for 1952 Republican Presidential
This poses for the president of Colum-
bia University the same old problem that
plagued him in 1948 when some Demo-
crats were angling for him on their theory
that Harry Truman could not possibly
be re-elected. General Eisenhower scotch-
ed that, though it took finally a telegram
to the Democratic promoters of his can-
FOLLOWING is a verbatim reproduction
of a letter received by a Daily staffer's
father, owner of a small Kansas wheat farm.

It is a report on the prospects of this year's
crop penciled by the man who farms the

. "Dear Mr. -o --,
"Well we haven't had any rain yet
dust has blowed for five days.


"The wind hasn't hurt our wheat any
however prospects for a good wheat crop are
not very encouraging. A lot of barley was
winter killed then a lot of it was sowed to
oats some never came up and then what
did, the green bugs ate up, and all of the
barley that wasn't winter killed was also
ate up by them.
"Now the green bugs are eating up lts of
fields of wheat and are working some ilt
nearly every field. We are also having con-
siderable trouble with cutworms this year
and the grass hoppers are very thick.
"I don't .like to have to write this kind
of letter but I can't help it.
F. Brown"
We'll bet that last Halloween someo.ne
pushed his outhouse over.
-Rich Thomas
liere: produced by the speech department.
first-rate production of an excellent
Arthur Guiterman and Lawrence adap-
tation of a top-notch piece of wit last night
made for one of the most enjoyable eve-
nings in theatre on this campus this year.
-Honors in humor go to George Crepeau's
delightfully ingenious sets, perfect even
to the wink of the moon, and to Prof.
Juana da Laban's comic and classic chore,-
ography, excellently danced by prima dan-
seuse Marilyn Begole and a host of nimble-
footed accomplices.
As directed by Claribel Baird, the play
opens with charm and nicety. -Nafe Kattet
in a "four-worded forward" sets the air
supremely, and throughout the piece as
Sganarelle, the aged guardian, who would
marry his pretty ward and keeps her under
lock and key, succeeds in making the au-
dience like and laugh at him.
As his ward, Isabelle, Margaret Pell brings
off the picture of the forlorn-and direct-
minded-maiden fleeing therclutches of the
detested suitor to the arms of an "oh-so-

didacy on the eve of the convention-
even after his eloquent and lengthy state-
ment why he would not be a candidate for
the Presidency, in a letter several weeks
before to a New England editor who was
pushing him for the Republican nomina-
As of today, the General is represented
as having no intention whatever of becom-
ing a presidential candidate, and his friends
say he is embarrassed constantly because
his every word and act is scrutinized for
some possible political implication when the
fact is there is just nothing of the sort
d *a *le
BUT that avails little, and the amiable
General probably will have to endure it.
For he is a popular public figure and the
polls show that his popularity is translated
into Presidential candidate terms by rank
and file voters. Furthermore, of course, there
are the politicians who are always on the
lookout for a popular public figure and
will never take "no." There is a search among
Republicans for a fresh and attractive pub-
lic figure.
Not by all Republicans, of course, by no
means. For there are party leaders who
already have picked out the man they see
in the mirror every morning as their fav-
orite. The list includes Senator Taft of
Ohio, who is running second to the Gen-
eral in popularity polls, though a very
close second, and Harold Stassen, a front-
runner with the Ohio Senator at the 1948
convention, and others one could name.
Perhaps even the candidate the last two
times out, Governor Thomas E. Dewey of
New York, should not be overlooked. If re-
elected governor, he certainly will be an
influential figure at the convention.
Senator Taft leaves no doubt whatever
of his intentions. He is already active, and
no bones about it. There is the hurdle of his
own re-election to the Senate this year,
but now that begins to look like one that he
can take without too much trouble.
* * *
ANY discussion of. an Eisenhower candi-
dacy always comes around to the clash
between the professional politicians and an
outsider, and politicians are very jealous of
their prerogatives. They do not yield easily.
But there is another conflict in the Re-
publican Party constantly dramatized here,
as now, which must enter into any 1952
calculations. That is the tug between the
Eastern, internationalist wing of the party
and the more conservative, less inter-
nationally-minded Midwest wing which Is
the dominant influence in Congress,
though it has been defeated at national
conventions, in the last several years,
both on candidates and platform.
As 1952 draws nearer General Eisenhower,
for all he can do, is likely to find himself
under pressure from people in the Eastern
internationalist wing, with which his own
views coincide, to be their champion against
the Midwest contingent. They will have
ready for him very persuasive arguments
that, because of the importance of foreign
policy, he is needed to keep the Republi-
can Party internationally-minded and keep
it from drifting backward.
* * *
HOW his every public utterance is watched
was demonstrated by the outcry from
administration quarters a few weeks ago
when he criticized Fair Deal trends, which
not only convinced Democratic leaders, once
and for all, that he isenot a Democrat, but
also indicated that they look upon him as

WASHINGTON - The Florida election
battle is not only a lollipaloosa, but it
has all the earmarks of another Dewey-
Truman campaign.
On one side, and fighting for his life
is gnarled, weather-beaten Sen. Claude
Pepper with 14 years in the Senate at
stake, with his chief financial support
from labor, and waging an effective, tire-'
less, whistle-stop campaign almost iden-
tical to Truman's. Like Truman's, it
is aimed at offsetting the solid wall of bad
publicity given him by the press.
On the other side is popular, handsome
Congressman George Smathers, with four
years in Congress, whose chief financial
support has come from big-money Republi-
cans who spend their winters in Florida and
register as nominal Democrats. No mean
campaigner himself, Smathers has made
a lot of political hay.
The Dewey-Truman comparison is so
striking that it caused the staid New York
Times to comment:
"The senatorial challenger is a young and
handsome man with a rich, well-trained
voice, and a reporter might almost imagine
he was back on the 'Victory Special' lis-
tening to a rear-platform speech by Gov.
Thomas E. Dewey.
"THE CONTENT of the speeches is almost
identical. Communism is the main issue
. . . and like Gov. Dewey, Representative
Smathers is seeking election without out-
lining in any detail the programs and poli-
cies he would follow if elected.
"Another echo of the Dewey train," con-
tinues the Times, "is that reporters trav-
eling with Mr. Smather's complain because
he uses the same speech every day and
they are finding itshard after five weeks
to find a 'new lead' for the next day's
But since few Floridians read the New
York Times, most Florida newspaper readers
get the impression that Claude Pepper is
not only Stalin's closest buddy but that he
is already a gone gosling.
* * *
REAL FACT ABOUT the Pepper-Smath-
ers fight, however, is that it's a straight,
down-the-line Republican-Democratic bat-
tle. When you get away from all the dust-
throwing, the issues are clear and clean-
cut as between the Truman liberals and the
Republican conservatives. This is probably
a healthy thing, because ordinarily an elec-
tion in Florida doesn't mean much beyond a
choice of personalities.
Long ago young Smathers began con-
ferring with ex-Speaker Joe Martin, lead-
ing Republican in the House of Represen-
tatives. Long ago, he quietly began ac-
cumulating GOP money and GOP support.
And as that support accumulated, Smath-
ers began swinging over to the Republican
side of the Congressional aisle. When he
first came to Congress, Smathers was hailed
as the liberal Sir Galahad of the South. But
gradually he began voting the opposite.
While casting his vote against slum
clearance, he simultaneously promoted the
real estate lobby's idea of increasing the
amount they could borrow from Uncle
Sam up to $750,000.
Smathers also voted against social security
for traveling salesmen and others, against
the minimum wage, and, perhaps most im-
portant of all, for the bottling of bills in
the Rules Committee instead of open debate
on the floor of the House.
* * *
ida battle, however, is Smathers' charge
that Pepper is a pal of Joe Stalin's. He says
-to quote the Saturday Evening Post -
that "by the summer of 1945" he, Smathers,
was convinced someone should run against
Pepper; that "he couldn't get out of his
craw that Pepper had become so involved

with Henry Wallace."
The real fact, however, is that well after
the summer of 1945 - on Jan 16, 1946, to
be exact - Smathers wrote a letter to
Pepper's secretary referring to "our good
friend Henry Wallace."
It was also after the summer of 1945,
that Smathers actually was writing Pepper
a stream of letters asking his aid in getting
him out of the Marines, in getting him a
job as Assistant U.S. Attorney, and later in
helping him run for Congress.
In other words, Smathers was largely
built up by the unsuspecting Senator
whom he is now trying to defeat.
To read the Saturday Evening Post's glow-
ing account of George Smathers one would'
think that the Justice Department was clam-
oring to hire him and that the Florida pub-
lic couldn't wait for him to get out of the
Marines and run for Congress. But the let-
ters which the young Marine Corps officer
wrote to "Dear Claude" tell a different
They show how Smathers wanted to get
out of the Marines while the Japanese
war was still on, and even asked Pepper
to hold up a Naval improvement at Key
West so Smathers' opponent, Congressman
Cannon, would not get credit for it.
Despite this, Smathers now tells Florida
voters how, in the fall of 1945 - the exact
time he was pleading with Pepper for help
- he got disgusted with Pepper's stand on
Russia and decided he should be defeated.
It was in the summer of 1945, just after
Truman conferred with Stalin at Potsdam
that Pepper also conferred with Stalin,
later writing an interview widely published
ithe metropolitan press.

SL Platform *.*
To the Editor:
WISH to make the SL a just
and powerful body governing
and representing a free and in-
telligent university community
through the willing sanction of its
citizens. I seek to implement a
student - run co-operative dry-
'cleaning and laundry system in
Ann Arbor on the basis of an in-
dependent investigation I have
made of the problem. I seek to eli-
minate all forms of discrimination
from campus life. I will work -
and work hard - to ensure to all
students the basic human and civ-
il rights guaranteed by a demo-
cracy. Today the issues are becom
ing clear - now let's all get to
-Henry Jarecki
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Though proof-
read by Student Legislature repre-
sentatives, the statements by SL
candidates contained the error
pointed out by Mr. Jarecki. His
statement was switched with that
of Morris Katz, 52.
Alex Popp's answers to the ques-
tions submitted to all SL candi-
dates were also incorrectly proof-
read by SL representatives. His
correct responses are: 1. Yes 2. No
opinion 3. Yes . No 5. Yes 6. No
7. No.)
* * *
Debate - Pro.. ..
To the Editor:
S INCE IT has not otherwise ap-
peared in the Daily, I would
like to take this opportunity to
present for the consideration of
the student body, the faculty, and
the administration the policy
statement defining the Role and
Function of a State Institution of
Higher Learning in a Democratic
Society which was unanimously
passed by the Student Legislature
at its last meeting:
"We believe that one of the ma-
jor responsibilities of the educa-
tional institution in our democra-
tic society is to provide the op-
portunity necessary to help its
students develop into useful and
mature citizens and leaders in our
"We believe that the citizens of
Michigan have accepted the bur-
den of state supported higher edu-
cation on the democratic premise
that the higher education of some
of it scitizens through their con-
tributions to the community, both
in leadership and in technical
knowledge, will in turn aid the
entire society through increasing
its standards of living and culture.
"We insist that the University's
responsibility to make available
the opportunity for this training
for citizenship and leadership
must include providing the fol-
"1-The formal or technical
knowledge gained through instruc-
tion in the classroom.
"2-The opportunity for stu-
dents to participate in freely cho-
sen student activities on the cam-
pus where the student can exper-
ience the techniques of democratic
activity as a means of training
himself for active participation in
the life of his community. '
"While the student is acquiring
an advanced education through
these two channels, the Univer-

The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on mattersof
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'

-Daily-Al Jackson

Fly: "Buzz!"
Lectuire Committee: "Eek!"
Slosson: "Ho Hum."

sity has the responsibility of act-
ing affirmatively to insure each
student ankadequate opportunity
to gain a knowledge and under-
standing of the issues which face
America and the world today.
This opportunity for free in-
quiry and discussion is essential
if the University is to fulfill its
function of developing its students
into well informed and qualified
citizens and leaders who can
make that additional contribution
to our democratic community
which the people of the state have
a right to expect of them.
-Tom Walsh
, *
Acolytes' Meeting..
To the Editor:
THE PROGRAM Committee of
the Acolytes had asked Profes-
sor Phillips to speak before the
club on Wednesday, April 26 on a
philosophical topic. After recon-
sidering the matter, we voted to
drop the plans. We do not want
this to indicate our approval of the
Lecture Committee's ban of the
debate betmeen Professor Phillips
and Professor Wernette.
After being informed by Dean
Walter that Mr. Phillips' talk
would have to be approved by the
Lecture Committee, we concluded
that our petitioning for such ap-
proval for the Acolytes wolud in-
terfere with or endanger any steps
which may be taken by the facul-
ty or student body to have the ban
of the Phillips-Wernette debatenre-
This decision by the Program
Committee of thebAcolytes was not
unanimous. Although it is our
unanimous view that the banning
of Phillips is wrong, onemember
of the Committee favored peti-
tioning the Lecture Committee,
holding that this action would
not affect the steps mentioned
Further, we are all puzzled by
this question: Putting aside the
justification of the ban of a talk
of a political nature, does such a
ban imply that a man trained in a
particular technical field is also
banned from giving a talk on a
subject in that special field, be it
stomach physics, astrophysics, or
A talk of such a technical na-I
ture was to have been the purpose
of our meeting with Mr. Phillips.
But, in view of the general inter-
est of the University community,
we have decided not to press this
-Program Committee,
the Acolytes
Charles M. Myers
Bernard Poll
Seymour Riklin
Saul Wineman
* * *
Health Service .
To the Editor:
the influx of students into the
Health Service is considerably
heightened, seems a good time to
say something about our Health
Service. Our Health Service, we
must admit, does a wonderful job
considering the limited staff and
the number of patients. However,

(Continued from Page 3)
Women students who are count-
ing ballots for Student Legisla-
ture must get late permission from
the Dean of Women's Office.
Last chance to order Com-
mencement Announcements for all
schools except Law,'Dentistry and
Medicine, Thursday and Friday
afternoons in the lobby of the Ad-
ministration Building.
Employment Interview:
A representative of The Penn
Mutual Life Insurance Company
will be at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments on Wed., May 3, to inter-
view candidates for sales positions
in Detroit, Flint, Monroe, Port
Huron and Pontiac. They are in-
terested in men who eventually
want a career in management.
For further information and ar-
rangements for appointments call
the Bpreau of Appointments, Ext.
371. '
The Thomas M. Cooley Lectures,
auspices of the Law School and
the William W. Cook Endowment.
Fourth series, on the general sub-
ject " Administrative Discretion
and Its Control," by Dean E.
Blythe Stason, Law School. Fourth
lecture, "Some Foreign EXperi-
ences." 4:15 pm., Thurs., April 27,
Room 150, Hutchins Hall. Fifth
and final lecture, "Democratic
Control of Administrative Discre-
tionary Power." 4:15 p.m., Fri.,
April 28, Room 150, Hutchins Hall.
Illustrated Lecture: President
William S. Carlson, University of
Vermont, will present an illustrat-
ed lecture in the Natural Science
Auditorium, 4:15 p.m., Fri., April
28. Films and kodachromes show-
ing views of Greenland, the re-
gions along the Alcan Highway,
and the Aleutian Islands.
Academic Notices
Astronomical Colloquium: Fri.,
April 28, 4:15 p.m., Observatory.
Speaker: Kenneth Yoss. Subject:
The Structure of the Cloud of
Comets Surrounding the Solar
Wildlife Management Seminar:
"Stream Improvement through
Watershed Control on the Rifle
River." Dr. Albert S. Hazzard, In-
stitute for Fisheries Research.
Thurs., April 27, 7:30 p.m., 1139
Natural Science Building.
Doctoral Examination for Rich-
ard Weldon Larimore, Zoology;
thesis: "Life History of the War-
mouth, Chaenobryttus coronarius
(Bartram) ", Thurs., April 27, 4101
Natural Science Bldg., 8:30 a.m.
Chairman, K. F. Lagler.
Doctoral Examination for Upton
Sinclair Palmer, Speech; thesis:
"An Edition of the Speeches of
Rutherford B. Hayes Including a
Study of his Rhetorical Back-
ground, Theory and Practice,"
Thurs., April 27, 3211 Angell Hall,
2 p.m. Chairman, W. M. Sattler.
Medical School Applicants:
Final notice to all persons who
there are some details I would like
to see changed as I believe that
their corrections would benefit
both the students and the staff.
First, there comes to mind the
matter of -the treatment of stu-
dents at the infirmary. Unless
your disorder is of a most serious
type, your admission and dismissal
from infirmary is left entirely up
to you. Thus a person who isn't
sick can get in and a person who
is sick can easily get out. In my

own case, I was admitted with a
bad head cold, kept for two days,
and the minute I expressed a de-
sire to leave, I was free to go even
though my cold had traveled from
my head to my chest. I admit
that this matter does depend
largely on your own attending
physician, but under no circum-
stances should this decision be left
entirely up to the student who may
not know the extent of his own
Another comment concerns the
waiting in line a person must en-
dure before he can see his partic-
ular doctor. Often, aperson whom
the doctor gives but a cursory
glance and then sends elsewhere,
has to wait in line for the better
part of an hour before receiving
this service. How much simpler
and how much time would be sav-
ed if a person well acquainted with
the Health Service could examine
such cases briefly and send them
where they are to be treated. I be-
lieve that attention to these de-
tails will considerably lighten the
load on everybody concerned.
-R. M. Johnson


will be' applying for entrance to
Medical School in the fall of 1951.
Applications for the Medical Col-
lege, Admission Test to be given
May 13, 1950 are due at Princeton,
New Jersey no later than April 29,
1950. Application blanks are avail-
able at the Burea'u of Psychological
Services, 110 Rackham Building.
School of Education Testing
Programs results may be picked
up April 27 or 28 between 9:30
a.m. and 12 noon in 1437 U.E.S.
Non-Michigan seniors who ex-
pect to apply for graduate study in
Summer Session in the Horace
B.ackham School of Graduate Stu-
dies should do so by May 1.
Second Semester Sopihomores in
College of L.S.&A., who are now
completing their second semester
of their sophomore year, should
report without delay to the Boa d
of Concestration Advisers, 1006
Angell Hall, to m.ke appointments
with their prospective Concentra-
tion Advisers, in order to discuss
elections for their next semester's
work whether it be for ' summer
elections or next fall elections.
Carillon Recital, 7:15 p.m.,
Thurs,. April 27, by Professor Per-
cival Price; three compositions by
M. Van den Gheyn, Intermezzo,
from Cavalleria Rusticana by Mas-
cagni, six pieces for carillon by
Menotti, and five British folk-
Student Recital: Virginia Houri-
gan, Clarinetist, will be heard in a
recital at 8:30 p.m., Thurs., April
27, Architecture Auditorium.
Works by Golestan, Brahms, Schu
mann, and Mozart. Open to the
public. It is being played in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for
the Bachelor of Music degree. Miss
Hourigan is a pupil of Albert Lu-
Events Today
Social Ethics Forum: 7:15 p.m.,
Lane Hall. Guest speaker: Prof.
Alston,. Philosophy Department.
Everyone welcome.
Canterbury Club: 10:15 a.m.,
Holy Communion.
Purdue vs. Michigan Debate: In-
tercollegiate debate on the Bran-
nan Plan, 1025 Angell Hall, 7:30
U. of M. Sociological Society:
Thursday afternoon coffee hour,
3 to 5 p.m., 307 Haven Hall. Dr.
Amos Hawley will discuss his re-
cent publication, Human Ecology.
Election of officers completed. All
sociology students invited.
Gilbert & Sullivan Society: Full'
rehearsal of Chorus and Princi-
pals, 7:15 p.m., Rm. "C", Haven
Hall. Tickets for Ann Arbor and
Detroit performances will be on
sale to members.
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We'd better see what that
crash in the kitchen was-

The dishes fell over. I told you Bt Jane! You don't believe in
not to stack them that way, John.

My Fairy Godfather couldn't
have done if. He's upstairs
Come on. I'll show you-

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