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Union - League Pro posal

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"Puip harder - This One's Going Down Too!"

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I HE RECENT Union constitutional meet-
ing which failed to attract a quorut
ointed out one of the basic weaknesses of
he Union set-up.
The proposed constitutional amend-
ments would have provided new means for
electing a president and a secretary and
would have raised the quorum for con-
stitutional amending meetings. Bty since
the suggested changes would really have
made so little difference in the lives of
campus males, it is not hard to under-
stand why only a handful of men turned.
up at the meeting..
For years the Union has been run as a
nen's club and as a men's club it is very
ice. Campus males can eat, relax and mix
ocially at the Union. But the Union's actual
ontribution to the campus is negligible. In
act, the Union seems to expend most of its
nergies keeping women from entering the

'ont door.
r of activities

a college union is the cen-
on any campus. But at the

there is little coordination be-

tween the major groups. There is a division
between men's and women's groups with
women's organizations located at the Lea-
gue and the men's at the Union. But even
with a common meeting place, men's groups
are not coordinated. The Union executive
staff is separate from the Interfraternity
Council, the Association of Independent
Men and the Men's Glee Club, the most im-
portant groups connected in any way with
the Union.
One suggested way to alleviate the blocks
to cooperation and coordination between
the groups is to combine all men's and
women's groups into one common organiza-
tion, an all student union, with representa-
tives of all major campus groups, both
men's and women's.
With the Union planning a building ex-
pansion there would be room for student
groups to operate within one building. At
the same time, offices for these groups
could be provided at the Union. With stu-
dent offices located in one building com-
munication between the groups could be
handled through personal contact, devel-
oping a stronger feeling of cooperation
among all groups.
And office space would be made available
for all major campus groups. Under the
present system, the Student Legislature can-
not get office space not only because of the
limited number' of rooms but also because
of the fact that both men'and women would
use the office.
This plan still leaves the problem of
what to do with the League building. With
the Union serving as a student offices
building, the League could serve as an
additional meeting place. And both the
League and the Union would continue to
provide the cafeteria, library and ball-
room facilities.
It is unfortunate that the system of two
separate buildings for student activities
exists at all. But even with the two build-
ings, the system can be improved with an
all student, union and student organization
offices located under the same roof.
-Janet Watts

one-act plays presented by the Speech
Department at Lane Hall.
IN THE Speech Department's bill of one-
act plays two admirable events occured:
the performance of the Greek tragedy
"Electra," and the presentation of the plays
in the experimental form of "theater in the
"Theater in the round" consists of per-
forming with a minimum of props, within
a circle of spectators in order to achieve more
fluid drama and establish greater intimacy
between the actors and the audience.
This experimental form demands exact-
ing performances, and with the exception
of Clytemunestra, whose role was played with-
out any emotional feeling, the acting was
good. An outstanding performance was
turned in by Margaret Fell in the title role.
The main shortcoming of "Electra," due
to unimaginative directing, was the misuse of
the Chorus. With the audience so closely
involved in the action, the Chorus becomes
unnecessary comment when enacted in the
same area as the play itself. Had the Cho-
rus been dispersed throughout the specta-
tors, greater audience participation and as-
sociation would have been achieved.'
The other two plays on the program,
though performed with great spirit, Were a
mistake no matter what the lofty ideals of
the Speech Department may be.
"Villa for Sale" by Sacha Guitry, by far
the better of the two, was sparked by the
performance of Wiliam Branum in the role
of Gaston.
The final piece, "Doctor Knock" by Jules
Romains was as pointless and dull a comedy
as I have ever seen. The all-girl cast is to
be commended for doing the most with poor
My only desire is that the Speech De-
partment should have performed the com-
plete "Electfa" rather than include the two
comedies. The evening would thus have been
rewarding from a dramatic point of view
as well as from an experimental one.
-Leonard Greenbaum

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Philipe and Micheline Presle.



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THE TORTURE and beauty of an adoles-
cent love affair is treated with famed
French frankness in the cinema version of
Raymond Radiguet's "Devil in the Flesh."
Presenting a realistic concept of love, the
film shows the sordidness as well as the
rapture of an illicit affair.
Hemmed in by conventionality, Marthe
and Francois, two weak young people,
break away enough to snatch some happi-
ness with each other, but do not have the
strength to face up to the chain of events
they have started in motion. When their
situation becomes untenable, they can
neither bear to separate nor can they
bring themselves to accept the conse-
quences of their actions.
Gerrard Pl4ilipe as the schoolboy-lover
trying desperately to achieve the stature of
manhood, conveys a tremendous amount ofj
emotion by his sensitvie facial expressions.
His anomalous position is superbly pointed
up by alternating scenes in which he appears
through the eyes of his mistress, and as his
family and friends know him.
Marthe's conflict is between wanting to
retain her respectable status as a married
woman, and not being able to give up her
lover .
These unremarkable lovers move against
backgrounds that reek of middle-class res-
pectability. Try as they may to make their
affair idyllip, the, two must contend with
the ugly censure of middle class morals. The
greatness of "Devil in the Flesh" lies in its
unpretentious and delicate handling of
young people, only half prepared for life
rushing headlong into love.
-Fredrica Winters
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

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

FEPC Petition


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Washington Merry-Go-Round

INSIDE STORY of the arrest of Harry
Gold on a charge of spying for the So-
viet on atomic energy is that the tip came
indirectly from Elizabeth Bentley, not from
Dr. Klaus Fuchs in London.
Actually the tireless FBI worked for
weeks, hunting for a needle in a haystack
in order to find Gold. And it was not un-
til after Gold confessed that Dr. Fuchs
admitted he had known the Philadelphia
Following Gold's confession, the FBI
photographed his statement, flew it to Eng-
land and showed it to Fuchs. It was then
that the imprisoned German physicist ad-
mitted he knew Gold.
The story of Gold's espionage activity
dates back to a meeting of the American
Chemical Society in October 1940 at which
time he met the late Jacob Golos, the
most important Soviet-Cominform agent in


At The State...
G U I L T Y OF TREASON, starring
Charles Bickford, Bonita Granville, Paul
Kelly and Richard Derr.
MORAL responsibility probably isn't the
kind of thing to talk about in con-
nection with the movie industry, but when
pictures are on the problem of international
affairs, and have the emotional potentialities
of the journalism which got us into the
y Spanish-American War, there is cause to
talk about it.
In discussing such a subject as the threat
of Communism, a responsible group can be
expected to approach the problem cautious-
ly, trying to present a factual picture of
reality. When producing "Guilty of Treason,"
Hollywood, possibly afraid of the hundred
and one investigating committees, threw
caution to the wind.
The producers turned every available
technique in the book to the task of scaring
hell out of us concerning the already ob-
vious danger of Communism. In fact, the
movie is so technically excellent that this
cinemaviewer came out expecting to find
Russians under the bed.
The story evolves around the trial of Car-
dinal Mindzenty (Charles Bickford) but ac-
tually sublimates that interesting case to
the love affair of a Hungarian girl (Bonita
Granville) and a Russian Army colonel
(Richard Derr), love being more emotional
for Hollywood purposes than religion.
Bith girl and lover are doomed to tragic
deaths under the Communist system, but
before they die Derr gives an unconvincing
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when you see it, keep on the alert for the
attempts to over convince you. Example :
The opening scene in which newsreel shots
of the Russian Army on parade are back-
ed up with a Russian-accented dialogue to
the effect that "The Soviet wants peace."
Naturally, you're not supposed to believe
-Don McNeil
. * * *
At The Micigan.. .
Rosalind Russell, Ray Milland and Ed-
mund Gwenn.
BLAZONED forth in the advertisements
as a "riotous comedy smash" this pic-
ture was a disappointment all the way
With Rosalind Russell as the dean of a
women's college (the "woman of distinc-
tion") and Ray Milland as a British astrono-
mer lecture-touring the country, we were
led to expect more than the sometimes bor-
ing sometimes slap-stuck film this turned
out to be.
'Edmund Gwenn was unable to add much
to the empty character of Rosalind's father,
a rich old man with cupid leanings.
The seldom witty script stooped to using'
such things as 'Say, Merle, this is Pearl"
dialogues, with the few spots of comedy
grounded mostly on slap-stick. A wild Ab-
bott-and-Costelloish hotrod ride was Miss
Russell's high point, and a ride on a disin-
tegrating bicycle in similar style was Mil-
Interesting deviations were few and far

the United States. Golos was then looking
for a chemist who could obtain technical
information for the U.S.S.R., and arranged
for Gold to become the intermediary.
Golos died in 1943, thereby escaping
prosecution. But the manner in which
Golos' ramified and mysterious activities
became known to the FBI was through
Elizabeth Bentley, his girl friend.
Miss Bentley testified that she was at-
tracted by Golos' magnetic personality, be-
came a courier for him, and picked up va-
rious information in Washington which she
turned over to Golos. After his death in 1943
she dropped out of Communist party ac-
GOLOS WAS president and sole stockhold-
er of World Tourist, Inc., the cover for
getting Communists in and out of the United
States. World Tourist recruited Americans
for the Spanish Civil War, and, brought
members of the Abraham Lincoln brigade
back to the U.S. after the war.
Finally, on March 3, 1940, Golos was
indicted for failing to register as a for-
eign agent, was fined 500 and placed on
His real name was Jacob Raisin; he was
born in 1890 at Ekaterinoslaw, Russia, and
was active in the early Russian revolutionary
movement. Migrating to the U.S. in 1908 as
J. Davis, he became executive secretary of
the minority group in the Communist Par-
ty of America, made trips to England, Ger-
many, Latvia and Russia, lived largely in
New York' and was naturalized December
1915. At that time he gave his occupation
as clerk. After his naturalization, Golos re-
turned to Russia, was active in the 1917
revolutionary movement, and returned to
the United States in 1922 as the agent of
the Communist international.
HIS STORY is important because it shows
the pattern of Communist activity in
this country. Golos was the Gerhardt Eis-
ler of that period. He did organization work
in the midwest for the Communists, made
frequent trips to Russia to get instructions,
bringing information, and getting key peo-
ple in and out of the United States.
Golos has been described as one of the
three members of the secret Communist
Party Control Commission. The Control
Commission maintained secret records on
party members and agents for blackmailing
purposes and arranged contacts with the
Soviet secret police.
William Remington in his testimony be-
fore the Senate investigations subcommittee
said: "Miss Bentley was introduced to me
by Mr. Golbs, who was not known to me to
be a Communist." Remington met Golos
through Joe North, "the closest friend of
my mother-in-law." Golos questioned Rem-
ington in New York "for books and articles
he was writing" on war production, per-
sonalities, attitudes of men.

To The Editor:
THIS IS in regard to the article
on the front page of The Daily
on May 18 headlined "I.R.A. Peti-
tion taken to Lansing Backing
FEPC." Above the headline was
the caption "Journey In Vain."
As a member of the delegation
which took the petition to Lan-
sing, I strongly protest this false
and misleading caption.
The petition, which expressed
strong student support for an end
to discrimination in employment
on account of one's race, creed,
color or national origin was
warmly received and praised by
ex-Representative Doll, Senator
Abloni and Governor William's
legislative Secretary. All of the
above stated that they thought
the petition would have a favor-
able effect in the lining up of
support for the passage of an
FEPC bill at the next legislative
The passage of an FEPC bill
is a long, hard struggle. This
petition and its presentation to
legislators in Lansing is an inte-
gral part of that struggle. The
students who signed this petition
realize that such action is never
in vain. On the contrary, it is
only through such action by civic,
church, labor, student and politi-
cal groups that an FEPC bill will
be enacted into law.
The erroneous impression which
the Daily's caption gave to the
article is to be deplored. The
more than one thousand students
who signed the petition deserve
an explanation of the Daily's ac-
Leon Soffin
Inter-Racial Association
tion referred solely to the group's
failure to present the petition to
the Governor. The Daily apolo-
Igizes for any other meaning con-
strued from the caption.)
* * *
Michigras Receipts .,,.
To the Editor:
IN LIEU. OF taking up valuable
news space with disjointed seg-
ments of arguments on Winchell
House reimbursement, here is the
answer to the house president's
charges--the ansvxer he should
already know if the house booth
chairman was compus mentis
during the many Michigras booth
Prior to 1950, participating or-
ganizations have all been fully re-
imbursed for booth costs because
there was no set policy on the
subject, and also because their ex-
penses were so low that it was
relatively easy to reimburse in
full. In 1948, the lack of policy
was strongly felt by the Central
Committee, who, nevertheless, saw
their way clear to refund in full:
Acting on their advice, the 1950
Michigras Committee fixed a poli-
cy which was: a budget of $1200
to be refunded on booths. Should
the expenditure exceed t h i s
amount, it was decided - and
stated time and time again to all
booth' representatives-that each
house would be reimbursed both
on the basis of their individual
receipts and on the ratio of re-
ceipts to expenses.
Because of this system, Central

>Booth Chairman Hal Sperlich
made it abundantly clear that all
houses must keep their expenses
down and be positive, before spen-
ding money, that their booths
would attract enough customers
to justify costs. This situation was
stated at several meetings and
also printed on instruction sheets.
Fortunately, most houses heeded
the advice.
The $1200 was intended to cov-
er completely the cost of booths
(which were fewer in number
than in '48). But the houses
succeeded in running up a cost
n e a r 1 y double the expected
amount. For this free-spending
which many of the houses ex-
hibited, there is no one to blame
but themselves. College students
ought to have found out by this
time that you can't make up in
lavish production what you lack
in genuine amusement value.
Nevertheless, the Committee
thought that it should try to
patch up the difference, as the
carnival had been so successful.
Therefore, the total reimburse-
ment figure was finally upped
50%, to $1800.
On the basis of this increase,
we were able to reimburse fully
tv o-thirds of the participat ing
houses, and only four groups took
more than an inconsequential loss,
again, their own fault.
In contrast, booths which spent
more than the $98 outlay of Win-
chell House were nevertheless
fully reimbursed, on the basis of
higher receipts.
As it came out, most of the or-
ganizations were satisfied, and if
they weren't, they realized 'that
their failure was by their own
hands. The Central Committee,
taking the majority situation in-
to account, believes that Winchell
House is unjustified in expecting
exceptions to be made for them
when they didn't even see fit to
follow the instruction given them.
We sincerely regret that the
four houses did take a loss on
Michigras, which o t h e r w i s e
brought to the campus and par-
ticipating groups a full week-end
of enjoyment, and gave much-
needed funds to three top student
projects: the women's swimming
pool, the Fresh Air Camp, and
the Phoenix Memorial.
Michigras Central Committee
Bill Peterson, Chairman
We trust that Clare Boothe
Luce will permit us to join in her
compliment to Mrs. Roosevelt as
"the best loved woman in the
We trust that she will allow us
to echo her declaration that "Mrs.
Roosevelt has done more good
deeds, on a bigger scale, for a
longer time, than any woman who
ever appeared on our public
We trust that Mrs. Luce will
not take it amiss if we privately
recall these words in case she
makes another one of those
speeches of hers at a political con-
And we hope that those who
have said nastier things about
Mrs. Roosevelt than Mrs. Luce
ever dreamed of saying about
anybody will increase their own
stature by recognizing how well-
earned was Mrs. Luce's tribute.
-St. Louis Post Dispatch

(Continued from. Page 3)
Carman Adams, representatives
of the Edwin L. Wiegand Com-
pany, are interested in receiving
applications from mechanical and
electrical' engineers interested in
sales. Men selected would be given
a cadet training program at the
Wiegand Company.
The Michigan Architect and En-
gineer, a technical journal in ar-
chitecture and engineering, desires
to employ a journalism graduate
or an English major with writing
ability for their space sales force.
Men with an interest in photo-
graphy will be given first prefer-
ence. Qualified candidates will be
offered an excellent salary.
The Associated Reciprocal Ex-
changes of'New York City are in-
terested in receiving applications
from June graduates. They will ac-
cept applications from mechanical,
civil, chemical, and electrical en-
gineers as well as business admin-
istration and economic majors.
Post Cereals Division of Gener-
al Foods located in Battle Creek,
Michigan is interested in hiring a
June 1950 graduate with a degree
in physical or organic chemistry.
They prefer B.S. candidates with
an interest in control work who
will graduate in the upper 50% of
the class.'
The Semmler Wholesale Supply
Company of Detroit, Michigan is
interested in employing two men
for executive training in their or-
ganization. They are interested in
a mechanical engineer for sales
and a business administration
graduate for their accounting de-
partment. These positions are in
For further information call at
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528
Administration Building.
Employment Interviews:
Baker Brothers, Inc of Toledo,
Ohio, will be in the office Wed.,
May 31, to interview men for sales
work. They are interested primar-
ily but not exclusively in engineers,
to sell a power metal shear. At the
present time they want two men,
for the West Coast and the Texas
areas The work will involve tra-
veling about with demonstrator
equipment, calling on industrial
A representative of Bowser, Inc.,
of Fort Wayne, Indiana will be at
the Bureau of Appointments on
Thurs.; June 1, to interview June
1950 graduates in chemical engi-
neering, mechanical engineering,
and business administration for
their sales training program. Bow-
ser, Inc. manufacture liquid con-
trol specialities.
The Fort Wayne Corrugated Pa-
per Company of Fort Wayne, In-
diana will be at the Bureau of
Appointments on Wed., May 31 to
interview June 1950 graduates for
their managerial development pro-
gram. They are not interested in
students with any specific formal
background, but rather want men
who are good, all around students,
well balanced and who have dis-
played leadership and have ability
to get along with people. The scope
of the program is very broad, in-
cluding activity to develop a sound
knowledge of materials, product
design, cost accounting, produc-
tion planning, production stan-
dards, quality control, equipment
maintenance, manufacturing op-
eration, plant and departmental
supervision, overall plant adminis-
tration, and sales service.
For further information and ap-
pointments for interviews call at
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528
Administration Building.
Employment Interviews:
A representative of Snap-Out-
Forms Company (Detroit office)

will be at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments on Mon., May 29 to inter-
view men for their sales training
program. They prefer business ad-
ministration students who have
had at least one year of account-
ing. The company sells supplies,
forms and records to business in-
dustrial firms. The position does
not involve any travel.
A representative of the Pitts-
burgh Plate Glass Company (De-
troit office) will be at the Bureau
of Appointments on Thurs., June
1 to interview men for their sales
training program.
For further information and to
make appointments for interview,
please call the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, Ext. 371.
Academic Notices
Astronomical Colloquium: Fri.,
May 26, 4:15 p.m. at the Obser-
vatory. Speaker: Dr: Orren C.
Mohler, McMath-Hulbert Observa-
tory. Subject: Solar Magnetic

Final Examination for Dr. Alli-
Sson Davis' Sociology 162: Tues.,
June 6, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon,
Rm. C, Haven Hall,
Doctoral examination for Ro-
bert Beattle Skelton, Romance
Lang. & Lit.; thesis: "A Spectro-
graphic Analysis of Spanish Vow-
el Sounds", Fri., May 26, East
Council Room, RackdhamBldg., 2
p.m. Chairman, L. B. Kiddle.
Doctoral Examination for Leon-
hard W. Holmboe, Electrical Engi-
neering; thesis: "A Traveling
Wave Amplifier Design Using, as
a Transmission Line, a Folded
Wave Guide Outside the Vacuum
Envelope", Fri., May 26, 3521 E.
Engineering Bldg., 2 p.m., Chair-
man, W. G. Dow.
Doctoral Examination for Jer-
ome Wiesner, Electrical Engineer-
ing; thesis: "Pre-ignition in Gas
Switching Tubes and Related Rec-
tifier Burnout Problems," Sat.,
May 27, 2511 E. Engineering Bldg.,
9 a.m. Chairman, L. N. Holland.
Doctoral Examination for Harry
Raphael Garvin, English Lang. &
Lit.; thesis: "Gertrude Stein: A
Study of Her Theory and Prac-
tice," Sat., May 27, West Council
Room, Rackham Bldg., 10 a.m.
Chairman, A. L. Bader.
Doctoral Examination for Rich-
ard Grayson Fleddermann, Aero-
nautical Engineering; thesis: "The
Influences of Turbulence upon the
Rate of Evaporation of Dynamic
Spray," Sat., May 27, 1508 E. Engi-
neering Bldg., 4 p.m. Chairman,
A. M. Kuethe.
Student Recital: Nancy Joan
Lewis, student of organ with Ro-
bert Noehren, will present a pro-
gram at 4:15 p.m., Sun., May 28,
Hill Aditorium, as partial fulfill-
ment of the requirements for the
Bachelor of Music degree. Pro-
gram: works by Buxtehude, Cler-
ambault, Bach, Franck and Alain.
Open to the public.
Student Recital: William Mac-
Gowan, organist, will be heard at
8:30 p.m., Sun., May 28, Hill Au-
ditorium, in a program of compo-
sitions by Bach, Franck, Brahms
and Durufle. Played in partial ful-
fillment of the requirements for
the Master of Music degree, the
recital will be open to the public.
Mr. MacGowan is a pupil of Ro-
brt Noehren.
Student Recital: John Crawford,
student of clarinet with Albert Lu-
coni, will play a program at 8:30
p.m., Sun., May 28, Architecture
Auditorium, in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the Bache-
lor of Music degree. He will be
assisted by Alexander Popp, piano,
Florence Lazarski, oboe, Robert
Pfeuffer, bassoon, and Sheldon
Henry, French horn, in works by
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