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Lie's Mission
WASHINGTON - A man in a hurry is
, Trygve Lie, for haste is needed. A man,
too, of courage and faith.
Mr. Lie, Secretary General of the United
Nations, is off this week on a mission to
Moscow to try to open the way for Rus-
sia's return to a full, active and working
partnership in the UN. He believes that
only through the UN can the cold war be
ended and a hot war, the third World War,
It is well that Mr. Lie, who is above the
battle, becomes the emissary. He represents
no one nation, but all, with no axe to grind,
no diplomatic maneuvers to perform for one
as against another. He has talked with rep-
resentatives of Britain and France in Europe
and with our representatives befoi'e he went
to Europe.
His ultimate objective-and he thinks it
might take as long as three months or more
-is a meeting in Europe of the 11 nations
of the UN Security Council to reinvigorate
the UN so that, it can handle the major
problems which are those involving hs and
Russia and which it now finds itself power-
less to do.
HE FARES FORTH at perhaps the most
critical stage of world affairs since the
end of the war, and seemingly with little
encouragement from those among the great
nations directly involved in the impasse with
It was his own idea. He was not encour-
aged by our government which, however,
did not try to discourage him. Our officlais
told him they thought he would make
little headway. Their position is that if
Russia would stop violating the UN char-
ter, she could come back into the UN and
would be welcomed back, and that is the
message he can carry to Moscow. What
encouragement, if any, he received from
Britain and France has not been disclosed.
He goes on his mission, too, at a critical
time for the UN, symbolized most drama-
tically by Herbert Hoover's recent suggestion
that Russia be barred from the UN, which
would break it up as it now exists and as it
was intended. There is no coincidence be-
tween Mr. Hoover's proposal and Mr. Lie's
current negotiations, for the latter had
planned his mission a long time ago, and was
already conferring with French and British
officials when our former President spoke.
The UN Secretary General's visit to Mos-
cow came out of an invitation some months
ago from Andrei Vishinsky who asked him
casually to come to Moscow and visit him.
Mr. Lie now has taken advantage of that
invitation to try to save the UN.
MR. HOOVER'S proposal, regrettable as it
was coming from such an influential
figure, nevertheless has had the effect of
dramatizing the whole UN issue. Both Presi-
dent Truman and Warren R. Austin, our re-
presentative on the Security Council and
former Republican Senator from Vermont,
have deplored such an idea and thus set in
motion a counter-reaction that should stir up
people generally all over the world to the
need for an effective organization that re-
presents the whole world. Unfortunately, Mr.
Hoover's proposal has encouraged nationalist
and isolationist elements, though he, himself,
had no such intention.
After a conference with President Tru-
man, Senator Austin said "the need for
the United Nations is never greater than
it is today.
"The more we learn about the differences
and divisions that exist in the world, the
more determined we should be to keep the
nations together in a single organization to
work on those differences and divisions. The
Soviet Union may violate and evade the
charter of the United Nationsnbut nodaction
of ours should ever assist the Soviet Union

to escape from the principles for peaceful
co-operation contained in that charter."
Despite our government's passive attitude
toward Mr. Lie's mission, it is hoped that if
he gets something started public opinion
here will induce our government to go along
and explore the possibilities for, as the UN
Secretary General said very pointedly, if the
world is split into two camps, that would
start a train of events that can lead only to
(Copyright, 1950, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.)
At The Stag . . .
CHAIN LIGHTNING, with Humphrey
Bogart, Raymond Massey, and Eleanor
SPURRED ON by Yeager's efforts down at
Muroc, Warner Brothers has run off
this drama about jet-planes that soar
through through the blue at 1400 mph., pi-
loted by Humphrey Bogart.
Thus, a large part of the film is devoted
to flying shots, which, fabricated as some of
them must be, are at least productive of a
few thrills. But the bitter comes along with
the sweet when action returns to the ground.
For along with Bogart, who is just Bogart,
Eleanor Parker plays the little girl who waits
and remonstrates, sleep-walking through the
plot while trying to look beautifully faith-
ful and pathetic. To vary the diet, Richard

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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
he condensed edited or withheld from nublication at the discretion of the

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W ASHINGTON-Most dramatic event in
the Washington visit of Chilean Presi-
dent Gabriel Gonzalez Videla was his off-
the-record meeting with top U.S. labor
The democratic-minded "good neighbor"
invited heads of the AFL, CIO, and Rail-
way Brotherhood to the Chilean embassy,
addressed them briefly, and then answer-
ed searching questions for an hour.
The engaging Gonzalez Videla won his
guests right away with the story of how he
fought the Communists without endanger-
ing basic civil liberties.
"After the war," exylained the Chilean
president, "I thought, as did many other
leaders, I could work with the Communists.
I accepted their political support. I put
Communists in my cabinet. Then, I dis-

covered they owed allegiance only to the
Kremlin and were plotting with foreign
embassies to create chaos in Chile. Where-
upon I threw the Communists out of the
government, and asked for legislation to
curb the fifth column. This was a case of
democracy protecting itself from those who
would destroy democratic systems in obe-
dience to foreign dictators."
President Gonzalez Videla emphasized
that he considered free trade unions a
bulwark for democracy, and that his ad-
ministration was trying to raise the stan-
dard of living and institute social security
for Chilean labor.
Asked why he had taken the unusual step
of meeting with American labor leaders,
Gonzalez replied, "I want to build better
understanding with labor."
(Copyright, 1950, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

To the Editor:
The Daily of April 27 on the
subject of UN seating of Com-
munist China:
It was said that I as the United
Kingdom delegate came to the
defence of UN recognition of Com-
munist China. That I could
scarcely have done, since the UN
has not yet given such recogni-
It is said further that I 'declar-
ed that Communist China is the
only true "democratic" govern-
ment of China and that its lead-
ers have the full support of the
Never at any time did I either
explicitly or by implication make
such a statement.
The main theme of my argu-
ment was since the Communists
had de facto control of China
with a reasonable degree of per-
manency their delegates rather
than those of the nationalists
should be seated.
On the question of popular sup-
port for the Communists I said I
had not heard of any recent Chi-
nese elections. At the same time I
said that in view of the unenviable
predicament of the Nationalists
they can scarcely claim such pop-
ular support.
Just how these remarks can be
interpreted as your reporter has
done I am at a loss to conceive.
I write this in the hope that
you will impress on your reporters
the gravity of misrepresenting
facts in the public press.
--Geoffrey S. R. Davey
Art ...
To the Editor:
THIS IS TO express violent dis-
agreement with remarks in
The Daily for April 28, under Art.
There is an unstated implication
that many of the objects now on
display at Alumni Memorial Hall
are pure design, whatever that is,
and so not 1-enduring; 2-pro-
found; or 3-deeply moving.
The works of Legar, le Corbu-
sier, and Mondrian at least are
profound and are deeply moving.
(Their endurance is hard to gauge
If some examples are, like the
one on Mr. Enggass' wall, merely
decorative, then they are, like it,
ludicrous failures as works of art,
Works of art are the points of
contact through which experience,
complete with attitudes, emotions,
and perceptions is communicated
by one mind to another.
(Decoration means whatever is
applied to render something elde
less ugly. Its only use is to cover
the poor design of those things to
which it is applied.)
All the non-objective works
shown are intended works of art.
If some fail that is nothing against
the others. If some succeed that
proves my point.
It is my experience that most
of these succeed.
--D. Vance

a. Pnfl wa c . ne UINU C4It* V1 Luc
"Discrimination .. .
To the Editor:
IN THE DAILY of April 19, there
was a letter from Sam Plice
pertaining to the potentially dis-
criminatory questions on applica-
tion blanks. Mr. Plice did not
seem to have any faith in the Stu-
dent Legislature Sub-Committee
set up to handle the matter. The
reason for this lack of faith he
says is because, "-this cannot
produce the desired result of rid-
ding the University and the coun-
try of prejudice-"
The purpose of this letter to
The Daily is to clarify the Sub-
Committee's policy for Mr. Plice
as well as the rest of the campus.
The Sub-Committee is working
on the basis of two words, Dis-
crimination and Prejudice. Pre-
judice is something in the mind.
It has to be learned and, except
within very narrow limits, cannot
be removed by rational reasoning.
Discrimination on the other hand
is a specific, material thing; like
keeping Negroes out of washrooms
or restaurants, and making them
ride in the rear seats of buses.
Discrimination can be eliminated
by reducing specific cases of dis-
crimination. As discrimination is
reduced there is the inevitable re-
duction in prejudice.
The S.L- Sub-Committee is
working on the assumption that
certain questions on the applica-
tion blanks of the various schools
of the University are potentially
discriminatory in nature and the
removal of these questions will be
a step toward reducing prejudice
in the country.
Don Abramson
Sub-Committee Chairman
Student Legislature
Atom Article .. .
To the Editor:
T HE latest issue of "Scientific
American" contains an article
by Hans Bethe, an eminent atomic
physicist. There's a story behind
that article that every American,
particularly students, should be
aware of.
The Atomic Energy Commis-
sion forced the magazine to stop1
its presses, delete portions of the
article by Dr. Bethe, and burn
3,000 copies that had already been
printed. Had the material involved
been "secret" or "classified," there
would have been justification for
this action. The fact is that even
though Dr. Bethe and SA could
prove that the objectionable por-
tions had previously been "de-
classified" and published else-
where, the AEC still was able to
prevent the publication of an ar-
ticle sharply critical of administra-
tion policies with regard to the H-
Hanson W. Baldwin, in the NY
Times, stated, "The material that
was deleted and destroyed...seem-
ingly contained no facts that had
not previously been published...
This somewhat frightening epi-
sode was preceeded by what
amounted to warnings from the
AEC. ..not to discuss "technical
information" about the hydrogen

on Thurs., May 11, to interview
June graduates for a position with
their company. They are looking
for a man to take over the duties
of Secretary-Treasurer. Applicants
should have a background in ac-
A representative of the Northern
Life Insurance Company, Seattle,
Washington, will be at the Bur-
eau of Appointments on Thurs.,
May 11 to interview men interested
in a career in life insurance. They
are interested in men in the De-
troit area as well as many others.
A representative of the Owens-
Illinois Glass Company will inter-
view at the Bureau of Appoint-
*ments on Thur., May 11. They are
interested in mechanical engi-
neers for training in their manu-
facturing operations. Applicants
must be in the upper third of their
class and show tangible evidence
of good human relations.
For further information and ap-
pointments for interviews, call at
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528
Administration Bldg.
"The Physiology of Vision and
Its Application to Clinical Fluor-
oscopy." Dr. W. Edward Cham-
berlain, Professor of Radiology,
Temple University, Tues., May 9,
at 8:15 p.m., Kellogg Auditorium.
Open to public.
Academic Notices
Engineering Mechanics Semi-
nar: Dr. Paul F. Chenea will dis-
cuss the "Method of Character-
istics in Plane Plastic Problems,"
Wed., May 10, 4 p.m., 101 W. En-.
gineering Building. All interest-
ed persons welcome.
Zoology Seminar: Today at
7:30 p.m., Rackham Ampitheater.
Mr. I. Eugene Wallen will speak
on "The Direct Effect of Turbidity
on Fishes." Mr. Burton P. Hunt
will speak on "A Study of the Life
History, Ecology and Economic
Importance of a Burrowing May-
fly, Hexagenia limbata (Serville),
in Certain Michigan Waters."
Doctoral Examination for Em-
ory Guy Simmons, Botany; thesis:
"Culture Studies in the Genera
Pleospora, Clathrospora, and Lep-
tosphaeria." 2 p.m., today, East
Council Room, Rackham Bldg.
Chairman, A. H. Smith.
Doctoral Examination for Rob-
ert Paul Holston, Social Psychol-
ogy; thesis: "Some Effects of Mo-
tivation on Visual Discrimination."
3 p.m., today, West Council Room,
Rackham Bldg. Chairman, H. R.
Doctoral Examination for Nor-
ton B. Knight, Psychology; thesis:
"The Interaction of Positive and
Negative Motivation in Problem
Solving: An Evaluation of Theories
of Excitation Value, Tension Re-
duction and Frustration." 4 p.m.,
Wed., May 10, East Council Room,
Rackham Bldg. Chairman, N. R.
F. Maier.
College of Engineering: Students
who expect to attend the Summer
Session should notify the Secre-
tary's Office, 263 W. Engineering
Building, as soon as possible.
Freshmen and Sophomores, Cl-
lege of L.S.&A.: Those students
who will hve less than 55 hours
at the end of this semester and
whoshave not yet had their elec-
tions approved for the Summer
Session or Fall Semester should
bomb, even though such informa-
tion was not classified as secret,
and even though it had been pre-
viously published.. .In a demo-

cracy, the people is sovereign; yet,
if the people is spoon-fed facts
by the government in just the cor-
rect dosage decreed by the gov-
ernment...there can be little fu-
ture for the democratic process-
Gerald Piel, Editor of SA de-
clared that "strict compliance
with the commission's policies
would mean that we could not
teach physics."
Why this secrecy then? The Bul-
letin of the Atomic Scientists gave
the answer in their March is-
sue; "There is little doubt that
the administration is disconcerted
by the publicity given the 'hydro-
gen bomb' and would like to see
all discussion ended." The Sen-
ate-House Atomic Committee is
now in session behind closed doors.
Write to Sen. McMahon, chairman
of the committee, and request
open hearings so that the public
may be heard.
-Hy Bershad

make an appointment at the Ama-
demic Counselors' Office, 1210
Angell Hall, at once. Since the
Counselors will not be available
during the examination period,
this will be the only opportunity
to have this done before the re-
gistration periods.
Student Recital: Barbara Mutch
Anderson, student of piano With
Marion Owen, will be heard in a
recital at 8:30 tonight in the
Architecture Auditorium,,present-
ed in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the Bachelor of
Music degree. Compositions by
Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms, Bloch
and Chopin. Open to the public.
Student Recital: Marie Roth,
soprano, will present a program at
8:30 p.m., Wed., May 10,, Archi-
tecture Auditorium, in partial ful-
fillment of the requirements for
the degree of Bachelor of Music.
A pupil of Arthur Hackett, Miss
Roth will sing groups of Italian,
German, French and English
songs. The public is invited.
Rackham Galleries - 27th An-
nual Ann Arbor Artists' Exhibi-
tion, through May 17, weekdays
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Events Today
Christian Science Organization:
Testimonial meeting, 7:30 p'n.,
Upper Room, Lane Hall.
Mathematics Club: 8 p.m., West
Conference Room, Rackham Build-
ing. Mr. D. K. Kazarinoff will
speak "On Linear Systems of Con-
vex Bodies."
University Choir: First meeting
this week, 3 p.m., Rm. 'B, Haven
Hall. Will rehearse Holst, Bach
and Verdi.
School of Education Student-
Faculty Mixer, sponsored by the
Student Undergraduate Advisory
Committee of the School of Edu-
cation. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Univer-
sity Elementary School Cafeteria,
1430 U.E.S. Other interested stu-
dents invited.
Michigan Education Club: Meet-
ing, 7:30 p.m., League. Club offi-
cers will be elected for next se-
mester. All members are urged to
attend. Honors petitions due at
this meeting.
Union Opera: Meeting for selec-
tees to Mimes, Michigan Union,
7:30 p.m.



Citizens Committee
Hoover Report meets
p.m., Union.


for the
at 7:30




Deutscher Verein: M e e t i ni g,
7:30 p.m., Union. Speaker: Prof.
Clarence Pott. Topic: Holland.
Movie. Election of officers.
(Continued on Page 5)




.1IGHSPOT in the May Festival series
came Sunday afternoon with the perfor-
mance of Nathan Milstein and the Phila-
delphia Orchestra. As a violinist Mr. Mil-
stein has few equals and only one of two
peers, and his splendid work in the jBrahms
D Major Concerto Sunday contributed ap-
preciably to the high quality of this May
Milstein's tone is smaller and less brilliant
than 'some, but it is also sweeter and purer.
It is never forced, and its carrying power is
considerable. His finger and bow control
are impeccable and he plays in tune more
consistently than any violinist I know.
His interpretive work is on an equally high
plane. The Brahms is a number which can
easily slip into sentimentality and medio-
crity, but Milstein played it with unfaltering
good taste. He managed this by reducing it
to utmost simplicity, by his tasteful choice
of tempi and dynamics and by his unerring
sense of line. In fact the only blemish in the
performance was the soloist's whim to keep
the conductor guessing. This was rather un-
fair of him, I thought, and very unfortunate;
but surely everyone realized that the resul-
tant inflexibility in the accompaniment was
not the fault of Mr. Johnson.
The woirrk of the Cfhoral Union iuatq.if anv-

UGENE ORMANDY was smiling broadly
at the end of the sixth and last May
Festival concert, and rightly so-for he and
his orchestra had come through with flying
colors, finishing up appropriately enough
by encoring with Sousa's "The Stars and
Stripes Forever."
Not such good music, but brilliantly per-
formed was the way the concert sounded to
us. Through the whole program, from Pro-
kofieff's tricky "Classical Symphony" to
Respighi's flashy "Pines of Rome," the em-
phasis was on external appearance rather
than internal worth-
In contrast to the orchestra, soloist Ma-
rian Anderson chose to perform lesser known,
less spectacular works; but, like the orches-
tra, she made the most, of her material.
In fact, the only outstanding music heard
Sunday evening were Miss Anderson's two
encores-the spirituals, "Sometimes I Feel
Like a Motherless Child" and "He's Got the
Whole World in His Hands." The famed con-
tralto showed her well deserved eminence in
this field in the sincerity and feeling with
which she rendered the songs.

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The government depends on the census for its
statistics. To show economic trends and stuff.

LOTS of us don't WANT to be counted in the
census. Being a citizen is an awful bother-


They'll miss HALF the population.
The government statistics will be all


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