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SUNDAY, FvRii6'e 19, 195

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New Women 's Residence

an attractive modern hotel with plea-
t, livable rooms of decent proportions.
vever, a year of use has brought to light
ny imperfections.
For a building that has hardly marked
first birthday, it has an amazing
mber of cracks. In fact, it is not a
npletely uncommon phenomenon to
gItrds, Bees, Grass
)LITICAL campaigns and investigations
usually bear an odor which doesn't
eal to'all the people all the time.
ut this week one student legislator, Keith
rs, carried out a campaign promise to in-
igate a problem which was close-a little
close--to students last Spring.
After consultation with the plant de-
rtment, he came up with the heartening
ws that this year the grass on campus
Li grow under its own power.
he familiar grass-growing aid which ap-
red in an ominous pile behind President
hven's home several days ago will be us-
exclusively for President Ruthven's roses.
nay also be used in moderate doses to
ngthen a few of the punier trees on
pus. But it will go no farther.
Beers said that members of the plant
partment too were discouraged by the
ell last spring. We're not sure whether
ey were referring to the smell raised by
e manure or the stink raised by the
ut I think their decision should make us
breathe a little easier.
-Jo Misner

find that chunks of wall have crumbled
Guessing where former residents have
hung their pictures and banners is a simple
task, for these spots are clearly marked by
cavities twice the diameter of a normal push
pin. A favorite pastime on rainy nights is
speculating about how much of your room
will be left in twenty years.
We are told the building is still setting.
Do pipes and plumbing need time to set
too? Because of unsatisfactory drainage
there are always sizable wading ponds in
the shower room, and due to some mysteri-
ous interaction between the various articles
of plumbing, there is an ever present danger
of being scalded.
Since many find it difficult to concentrate
amid the distractions of a dormitory cor-
ridor, the architects were foresighted
enough to provide study rooms. But little
thought appears to have been expended in
planning them.
They are in the basement and there-
fore have no windows. Most people don't
do their best work in the stale, foul air
of a basement cell. After hours in one of
these rooms, with its black floor, bare
white walls and ugly brown furniture,
one half expects to find some bread and
water, pushed under the door. But the
height of the ridiculous is that they were
placed right next to the practice rooms
where music students pound and scrape
out their arpeggios, hour after hour.
With another major housing venture be-
ing launched, it might be profitable for
University officials to critically examine
the latest of their gala productions. We can
all learn by past errors.
-Martha Bazar.


Washington Merry-Go -Round


ASHINGTON-It isn't often that the
Joint Chiefs of Staff stage a press con-
ice, but when they do it takes on some
he atmosphere of Hollywood.
teporting to the press after their trip
he far east, Gen. Omar Bradley, home-
and down to earth, looked as out of
oe as a farmer's wife at a Washington
ktail soiree. A pretty secretary took
vn the names of newsmen as they
ssed the sacred threshold. A recording
ice put every word on tape. Glaring
dlights illuminating the room showed
the pouches under the eyes of hand-
ie Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg in his tailored
e air force uniform; focused on Gen.
Lawton Collins, as clear-eyed as a
T.C.A. secretary; and played on crisp
rn. Forrest Sherman..
orials published in The Michigan Daily
written by members of The Daily staff
represent the views of the writers only.


IANISM of a high order was provided
Friday night in Hill Auditorium by Maryla
las, Polish pianist who - was brought to
nn Arbor as a substitute for Myra Hess.
me Hess' absence, occasioned by her ill-
;s, is probably the greatest musical dis-
pointment of the season, but we were
tunate indeed to hear Miss Jonas in her
Friday night's performance was marked
r three predominant qualities: beauty,
ncerity and sensitivity. These are quali-
es which appear in combination too rare-
, and which, when present, compensate so
chly for virtuosity, brilliance and show-
anship. Miss Jonas is an honest,
oughtful and sensitive musician and if
te errs at times, the error lies not in
tention but in understanding.
Cechnically she is not consistently the
ster of her instrument. Her tone is quite
iarkable and often very beautiful, pos-
sing depth, brilliance, and a certain bell-
e quality. She runs the whole dynamic
nut with control; her pianissimo is pure
I delicate, but her fortissimo lacks some-
ng in vitality and is often percussive,
e perhaps to her position at the keyboard.
e only basic technical defect I noted was
endency to excess finger activity, which
bably accounts for the missed notes in
t passages and an occasional uneven scale
'he opening numbers by Handel and Bach
e excellently conceived, in both the style
I the spirit of the age in which they were
tten. The Beethoven was adequate but
nspired, proving only that Miss Jonas i.)
one of the great interpreters of Bee-
ven. The Chopin, played by a Polish
,nist who has a reputation for her Chopin,
s disappointingly placid.
The highlight of the evening came in
e Schumann "Kinderscenen"-one of
e small gems of the 19th century which
ould command the attention of great

Like severe maiden aunts, two lady re-
porters proceeded to heckle the handsome
"We get the .inference General MacArthur
is not satisfied with decisions made in Wash-
ington?" Tartly queried Doris Fleeson.
For a fleeting second a twinkle appeared
in the eye of General Bradley, who has no
great love for MacArthur. But he replied:
"No, he did not say anything about being
dissatisfied. In fact, he expressed strong
approval of one decision of the Joint Chiefs."
"'Was it the decision on Formosa?"
Again that quizzical, amused look came
and went before Bradley answered, "I can-
not comment."
But Mrs. Mae Craig, representing various
New England papers, kept after him like a
mother quizzing an errant child: "Do I un-
derstand you will not comment on what
General MacArthur said about Formosa?"
"Yes," said the General gently, "that is
But Mrs. Craig was not satisfied. Later she
asked the Chiefs, calling out each of their
names, what they thought of criticism that
U.S. military strength was way below needs.
General Collins said that wasn't true for
the Army; it was better off than at any
time since the war's end. But the others
remained significantly silent.
"Turning on Secretary of Defense Louis
Johnson, Miss Fleeson lectured; "The Joint
Chiefs are under wraps. They won't talk
while you're around."
The Secretary stood up, a big, bald man,
and said cheerfully: "They can sa all they
want to. I don't have them under wraps."
The three generals and one admiral sat
stiffly in the glare of the floodlights, as the
roomful of reporters stared at them looking
for the answer. There was none.
TALLULAH BANKHEAD, witty actress
daughter of the late Speaker, William
Bankhead, was asked what she thought of
Senator Margaret Chase Smith as a GOP
candidate for vice president.
Quipped Tallulah: "If Mrs. Smith runs
for vice president on the Republican ticket,
I'll run on the Democrat. "I've got just the
slogan-'Tallulah for Vice'."
* * *
Chief reason why Speaker Sam Rayburn
of Texas never took to federal aid to
education is that, like all champions of
states' rights, Rayburn knows it is difficult
to accept government money without ac-
cepting some government controls.
This is one of the toughest questions
facing House Labor Committee members,
in addition to the hot row over bus trans-
portation for parochial schools.
"I'm against the federal government tell-
ing the states how and what to teach school
children, but unless we're very careful in
drafting this bill we may leave the door open
to something like that," Rep. Tom Steed of
Oklahoma, a strong battler for the school
aid bill, warned his committee colleagues be-
hind closed doors.
"And right here Id like to say that the
same danger exists for parochial schools
if they become dependent on the federal
government for financial aid," added Steed.
"I wish some of those who are clamoring
so mightilv for federal finds for naror-hial

PVan ted
GETTING the Republican Party to take a
stand for or against anything except
"Americanism" is an almost impossible feat.
Rather than have their party programs
judged on a qualitative basis they have
adopted a name-calling campaign which
is a challenge to the intelligence of the
voters. "Socialism" and "Welfare State"
are supposed to turn us against the Demo-
cratic party, while "Liberalism" and "Op-
portunity State" are intended to make us
disciples of the GOP.
There are vital points on which the Dem-
ocratic and Republican Parties disagree but
they have nothing to do with the name-
calling game-a process which does no one
any good.
The Republicans want price supports
for the farmers-they do not want the
Brannan plan.
The Republicans want medical aid-but
they do not want to give National Health
Insurance to the people because that is
"socialistic." The Republican idea is to give
tedical aid to the doctors.
The Republicans insist that the only
way to insure the individual rights of the
working man is to put strong controls over
the labor unions-which the working men
created and which they perpetuate by
their election of officers.
On many other points in the "Opportunity
State," they will, I believe, find most Demo-
crats in agreement. For the Democratic
Party argues as did one Republican, Abra-
ham Lincoln, that "the function of govern-
ment is to do for the people what they
cannot do for themselves, or what they can-
not do as well."
If the Young Republicans are anxious
to debate the points on which I have
pointed out strong disagreements, they
will find that Young Democrats on Carn-
pus are just as willing to do so.
But the debate must be specific. "Why
we favor or oppose the National Health In-
surance Program" or any of the others, not
a nebulous "liberalism versus Socialism".
I will be happy to arrange it.
-Don McNeil
Medical Plan
WASHINGTON - What looks, at first
blush, to be a radical and revolutionary
idea often turns out to be not that at all,
but an idea that reflects the deepest aspira-
tions of people to adjust themselves to the
conditions in which they live.
It has been so with President Truman's
idea that it is time for the nation to do
something about improving and prothct-
ing the health of its citizens. While his
specific proposal for federal health insur-
ance has provoked almost tumultuous A
controversy, nevertheless the basic idea in-
volved has caught on with the people of
the country as has nothing in many years.
That, of itself, demonstrates that it singled
out a recognized need.
This is manifest most dramatically in the
fact that a representative group in the oppo-
sition-Republicans-now is pressing for
consideration of a measure with the same
fundamental objective of the Truman pro-
posal, which is low-cost medical care for
everybody on a co-operative basis, but with
a klightly different method.
rTHE compromise measure of the Republi-
can group, known generally as the Ives-

Flanders-Javits bill, is not new, but it has
been forced into the limelight in Congress
by a demand from Rep. Javits (N.Y.) and
its five other House Republican sponsors
that it be given a public hearing by sub-
committee of the House Interstate and For-
eign Commerce Committee that handles
medical and health legislation.
Their measure would expand the exist-
ing type of voluntary group health plans,
in which there are now35,000,000 mem-
bers, to include everybody by setting up
additional group plans. The contribution,
or insurance premium, for individuals
would be three percent of incomes up to
$5,000. Since this would not provide suf-
ficient income to maintain such voluntary
plans, there would be contributions from
the deficit, so this would be a combined
state and federal government to make up
voluntary-state-federal system to get
away from "socialized medicine" so-called.
The Truman plan provides for straight
federal insurance to meet all costs, with
the system locally administered.
In pressing for a public hearing on their
combined voluntary-state-federal system,
the Republican House sponsors said:
Unless the administration faces this is-
sue now, it is obvious that it is being pre-
served for 1950 campaign purposes regard-
less of the medical needs of the country.
Our bill involves neither socialized medi-
cine nor medicine for indigents only. It
recognizes that the problem of medical
care for the people is urgent and that gov-
ernment should participate in its solu-
.n n

To the Editor:
Idid not attack the validity
of your facts. The only positive
statement of fact that your edi-
torial contained was that SL
wanted to buy a portable band-
stand, and I agreed with you on
the benefits of such a move.
You say that you are speaking
of dance committees in general
rather than of any particular one.
I sincerely believe that you are,
but considering the title of the
editorial, some of the things you
said, when you wrote it, etc., it is
very difficult to expect anyone
else who has not talked to you per-
sonally to believe it. You did write
in very general terms, but the im-
plications were obvious. You now
say that some of your conclusions
were endorsed by some members
of the past J-Hop committee. You
received the verbal support of two
members of the committee on the
idea that any general mismanage-
ment of campus dances should be
eliminated. That is excellent-you
can find countless people to agree
with you on that. However, that is
far from what you presented in
your editorial. What you wrote,
and what you said personally do
not seem to be the same. Before
we move to eliminate this alleged
inefficiency of dance committees,
let's first prove that it exists, and
not just assume that it does. Un-
til you do that, I will have to con-
sider your articles on what comes
out in black and white and not
the thoughts that you may have
behind them.
In regard to MSC's J-Hop. They
had their dance in their auditor-
ium and paid $600 to have it decor-
ated. We had ours in the far from
beautiful IM building and paid
$2315 for decorations. We paid
about $700 more for building ren-
tal and university labor than they
did. We paid about $1000 more for

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

"A Strange Case, Doctor"
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two bands than they did for one
band plus entertainment. We also
gave away $700 worth of refresh-
ments plus the pictures that were
taken there.
-Ned Hess
Opportunity State ...
To the Editor:
SUGGEST that Don McNeil
cease name-calling long enough
to carefully read the 1950 Oppor-
tunity State Platform of the Uni-
versity of Michigan Young Re-
publican Club. Then he shall be
forced to stop slinging mud at
what is, perhaps, the most com-
prehensive document ever formu-
lated by a student political group.
Mr. McNeil's conception of a
Welfare State Named Opportunity
is, indeed, a novel one. He must
have spent many hours in his vain
attempt to discredit the Michigan
YR Club and its 1950 Platform.
The Opportunity State Plat-
form, charges Mr. McNeil, is
strongly socialistic. For his benefit,
I should like to quote from this
strongly socialistic platform. "The
Republican Party," the platform
says, "has always stood for the
dignity and self-reliance of the
individual. We have always op-
posed excessive government regu-
lation of the private lives and ac-
tivities of the people."
It continues, "We believe in this
right of human dignity, we shall
ever oppose any system of social-
ized medicine, we want America's
standard of living raised, and we
want it raised by the Americanl
people -not by freedom - de-
vouring government bureaus." All,
no doubt, Mr. McNeil, very, very
Take another look at the Op-
portunity State Platform, Mr. Mc-
Neil, and, if you still think that it
is socialistic, I suggest that you
see a psychiatrist.
-Joe Epstein, Jr.

and variations on a Theme by
Haydn, Op. 56b by Brahms.
Open to the general public with-
out charge.
Student Recital: Michael Polo-
vitz, clarinetist, will present a pro-
gram at 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb.
20,, in Lydia Mendelssohn Theater,
in partial fulfillment of the re-
quirements for the degree of Ba-
chelor of Music. He will be assist-
ed by Willard Brask, pianist, and
Jerome Jelinek, cellist. The pro-
gram, open to the public, will in-
clude compositions by B a e h,
Brahms, Debussy and Beethoven.
Mr. Polovitz is a pupil of Albert
Student Recital: George Shir-
ley, pianist, will be heard in a
program at 8:30 p.m. Tues., Feb.
21, in the Rackham Assembly
Hall, in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of
Master of Music. Mr. Shirley is a
pupil of Helen Titus; and the pro-
gram, open to the public, will in-
clude works by Scarlatti. Mozart,
Faure and Brahms.
Concerts. The Pittsburgh Sym-
phony Orchestra, Paul Paray,
guest conductor, will give the
ninth program in the Choral
Union Concert Series, Thurs.,
Feb. 23, at 8:$0 in Hill Auditori-
um. The following program will
be heard: Mozart's Overture, "The
Magic Flute;" Schumann Sym-
phony No.A;' Ravel's "La Valse;"
Faure's "Pelleas et Melisande;"
and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"
by Dukas,
Tickets ar'e available at the of-
fices of the University Musical So-
ciety in Burton Memorial Tower.
Events, Today
Operation Beacon: Organiza-
tional meeting for all students
from British Commonwealth-Em-
pire, 2:30 p.m., room 3RS, Michi-
gan Union.
U. of M. Theatre Guild: Tryouts
for Cyrano de Bergerac at 2:00
p.m., and general meeting at 4:00
p.m., League. All are welcome.
U. of M. Hostel Club: Reception
for past and present directors of
Detroit AYH at the home of Prof.
and Mrs. Wilbur Nelson, 1540 Ce-
dar Drive, 6 to 8 p.m. Those plan-
ning to come, call Ruth Bolt,
2-7319, or Betty Young, 3-4728.
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Stu-
dent Club: Supper and program,
5:30 p.m. Speaker: Rev. F. Miller,
Adrian, "History of the New
Testament Canon."
Westminister Guild: 9:30 a.m.,
Breakfast discussion. Coffee and/
or cocoa and rolls at 9; discussion
led by Mr. Henderson. Topic:
Book of Revelation. 5:30 p.m.,
Supper at the church and elec-
tions, following which the group
will proceed to the ecumenical
worship service at the Episcopal
Canterbury Club: 9 a.m., Holy
Communion and breakfast. 5:30
p.m., supper and business meet-
ing. 7:30 p.m. World Student Day
of Prayer Service.
Wesleyan Guild: 8:30 a.m.,
Breakfast Seminar in the Pine
Room. 5:30 p.m., Supper and fel-
lowship in Social Hall. 7:30 p.m.,
Guild will attend World Student
Day of Prayer service at Episco-
pal Church.
Unitarian Student Group: Stu-
dent Group will condulet the
morning worship at First Uni-
tarian Church. Panel given by:
Mr. Henry Moore on "Govern-
ment Security and the Scientist;"

Mendel Magil Will speak on: "The
Liberal Philosophy of Business;"
Clayton Eredt: "Authority and the
Individual;" No meeting of stu-
dent group in evening.
Congregational-Disciples, Evan-
gelical and Reformed Guild will
meet for supper at 5:30 instead of
6 p.m. at the Memorial Christian
Church. We will join all Protes-
tants in the World Student Day of
Prayer at Episcopal Church.
Delta Sigma Pi: All men taking
business administration or com-
mercial courses, and who are in-
terested in joining a professional

fraternity in these fields are cor-
dially invited to a rushing smoker
at the Delta Sigma Pi House, 1212
Hill St., 2-5 p.m.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society -
Try-outs for all principal roles
for "Iolanthe." Sun. 7-10 p.m.,
Room D, League; and Tues. 7-10
p.m., Room 3M, Union.
IZFA: General meeting, 7:30
p.m., 1429 Hill. ,Discussion on
"Why IZFA at Michigan?" Israeli
songs and dances, refreshments.
Any former Scout interested in
joining Alpha Phi Omega, the
national service fraternity, is in-
vited to inspect its booth at the
all-school "smoker" at 7:30 p.m.,
in the Union Ballroom and to at-
tend the prospective pledges
meeting, Tues., Feb. 21, 7 p.m. in
room 3-M of the Union.
U. of M. Hot Record Society: A
program featuring Muggsy Spa-
nier and John Kirby groups in
the Michigan League Ballroom at
8 p.m. Everyone is invited.
Coming Events,
Naval Research Reserve Unit:
Meeting Monday, Feb. 20, 7:30
p.m. in Room 18, Angell Hall. Dr.
George Kish: "Sources of Russia's
The Chess Club will meet on
Monday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in
the Union. A tournament will be
started, and all chess enthusiasts
are invited.
Alpha Kappa Psi, professional
Business Administration frater-
nity invites all interested Business
Administration and Economics
majors to attend a rushing smok-
er on Mon., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., at
the chapter house, 1325 Washte-
naw. Mr. H. D. Hunter, partner,
Watling, Lerchen & Co. will speak
on the topic of personal invest-
The Geological - Mineralogical
Journal Club will meet Mon., Feb.
20, at 12 noon in Rm, 3054, Na-
tural Science Bldg. At 12:20 p.m.,
Dr. T. M. Broderick, chief geo-
logist of the Calumet and Hecla
Consolidated Copper Co., will pre-
sent in Rm. 2054 a sound film
showing scenes in the copper
country, Keweenaw Peninsula in-
cluding underground workings in
the copper mines and details of
the plants, smelters, and mills.
Dr. T. M. Broderick, chief geo-
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The May Festival will take place
May 4 to 7 inclusive-six concerts,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and
Sunday evenings at 8:30; and Sat-
urday and Sunday afternoons at
Season tickets: $10.80 and $9.60
(20% tax included). Now on sale
at the offices of the University
Musical Society, Charles A. Sink,

President, Burton Memorial Tow..
Faculty Concert. Music for two
pianos will be presented by Mary
Fishburne and Ava Comin Case,
members of the. School of Music
faculty, on Sunday, Feb. 19, 8:30
p.m., in Lydia Mendelssohn The-
ater. The program will include
Handel's Musetta, Concerto in C
minor by Bach; Rondo, Op. 73 by
Chopin, six pieces from the Alice
in Wonderland Suite by Simmons,



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Is everything working
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Your vacuum cleaner?-
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so, dear . .

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trouble with the Pixies who make things
run around here. They got mad at him and-
1 guess all executives
have problems with their
help from time to time-

That's what Mr. O'Malley said,
John! Pop. I'm glad you realize it's
Don't- pretty hard work being a Fairy
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