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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

M, n)AY,'7U1E': 415

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Textbook,
Lending
Library
WHAT SHALL I DO with these old
textbooks?" is a question hieard
aroughout the campus at this time of the
ear, as the passing of another semester
ipes out the value of books used for re-
ently completed courses.
The University's textbook loan library
rovides an excellent answer to that
uestion. This library furnishes books of
. sorts to students with limited financial
sources, thereby filling a vital educa-
onal need.
Since it receives no income of its own,
ie loan library depends upon the con-
ibutions of generous and thoughtful
udents to keep its shelves well stocked.
Alpha Phi Omega, the service frater-
ty, is about to begin a special drive on
ehalf of the library. It is asking every
udent to contribute what books he can
ir the collection. This drive can succeed
ily if it pulls in textbooks from people
ke YOU.
By contributing the books you no long-
- need to the textbook loan library, you
ill provide lasting educational benefits
a great number of students less for-
mate than yourself.
-Paul Brentlnger.

World Student Congress

"Where There's So Much Smoke There Must Be Fire'

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DAILY OFFCA BULETN

THE National Student Association is now
in the process of forming a delegation
to the second World Student Congress to be
held in Prague this summer.
This congress, sponsored by the Inter-
national Union of Students, will bring
together more than 500 delegates from
fifty countries. The obvious value of such
a meeting is doubly increased in this case,
as the congress is being held behind the
iron curtain. It could be a helpful factor
in narrowing the east-west schism.
When faced with a similar opportunity to
give the peoples of eastern Europe some
clear insight into America at a World Stu-
dent and Youth Festival in Budapest last
summer, the U.S. delegation instead con-
firmed the half-truths broadcast by Mos-
cow.
The American delegation was composed of
"interested people." And the controling ma-
jority of the group were people whose view-
points verged toward the far left.
Some indication of the depreciating and
in many cases false picture of America which
this group presented at the congress can be
gathered from an explanatory booklet cir-
culated at the Festival. It read, in part:
"In a time of developing economic crises
the few of us lucky enough to land jobs
face declirling wages, insecure seniority,
speed-up and campaigns of terror and sabo-
tage against our unions. But the greater
part of our young people have no jobs at
all, and walk the streets in search of em-
ploment . . . Many of us are former ser-
vicemen, our meager veterans' allotments

exhausted, our postwar dreams of full em-
ploment smashed. To the ever louder demand
of our, youth for jobs, all Wall Street can
answer is "Join the Army."
A report of this festival elicites an an-
gry reaction. First, it is fury against the
leaders of the delegation for presenting
this one-sided view and second, a deeper,
more penetrating regretful anger because
the group was not the varied cross-sec-
tional -delegation it should have been.
Exponents of the extreme left should cer-
tainly have been included in this delegation,
and one of the points stressed should have
been the existence of these as well as all
other viewpoints.
It is important now to insure that a repe-
tition of this failure does not take place
at the World Student Congress this year.
And there is a very real danger that the
disgraceful spectacle might be repeated. The
official United States invitation has been
sent to the Committee for International Stu-
dent Cooperation, a leftist group. To coun-
teract this, the National Student Association
is planning to send another representative
delegation.
In a letter sent by the NSA executive
council to college student government pres-
idents, requests support for this delegation,
at the same time explaining that "The World
Student Congress will be . . . Communist
dominated. Its sponsor is the International
Union of Students which has consistently
followedthe international Communist line
to the detriment of the students it sup-
posedly represents.
"But ... a great many of those attending
its Congress will not be Communists, but
impressionable and idealistic students from
other parts of the world, seeking the way to
a better life for their people ...
"We feel that it is vitally important
that your views of your student body and
all students in the United States be rep-
resented by NSA -- the only organization
capable of honestly representing American
students. As a result, we are now in the
process of obtaining financial support of
an NSA delegation and attendant cultural
exhibitions."
NSA deserves unqualified support in this
attempt to send a representative delegation
which expressses all viewpoints and to undo
last year's damage.
-Roma Lipsky

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Xette' TO THE EDITOR
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 ;eason are not in good taste will
be condensed edited or withheld from publication at the discretion of the
editors.

Communism in Africa

COMMUNIST expansion has generally been
halted in Western Europe. And af-
ter it has gone as far as it can in Asia, the
Communists in all likelihood will then con-
centrate their efforts on the dark continent
of Africa.
The U.S. should anticipate this move
and do what it can to make that continent
immune to Communism. Communism
flourishes in poverty stricked areas and
the ranks of its supporters swell with vic-
tims of social injustices.
Poverty and social injustices are abundant
in Africa. R. K. Cope in an article in a re-
cent issue of the "Nation" entitled "The New
Scramble for Africa" said, "Conditions vary
from one territory to another (speaking of
Southwest Africa) but their peoples share
a common lot of poverty, economic decline
and social disintegration."
"There is only one secondary school (in
the territory of Buchuanaland) - built by
the natives themselves - for a population
of a third of a million.
Several West African students at the Uni-
versity testify that conditions are similar
in their homeland. They claim that like
the Southwestern territories, the cause of
mnost of 'West 'Africa's ills stem' from foreign
domination.
The plight of the Gold Coast which is
under British rule is typical of the African
territories still under foreign domination.
Outside of Russia the Gold Coast is pro-
bably the world's only other source of man-
ganese - practically all of which the Bri-
tish export. The Gold Coast produces 50
per cent of the world's cocoa and the British
don't leave enough in the country for the
manufacture of candy. Sugar cane is abun-
dant in the Gold Coast, but the natives have
to import sugar for their own use.
According to the West Africans here, the
natives feel that the time has come for
this exploitation to cease. And that the
longer the natives are suppressed, the more
appealing to them will be the road to es-
cape via Communism. They are anxiously
awaiting the opportunity to embark on a
program to develop light industries. Such
industries would enable their raw materials
to be utilized domestically and is one of

the prime motivations in their desire for
self-government.
In recent months Communist activity has
increased greatly in the Gold Coast and the
other oppressed African territories. Reports
from Tanganyika tell of natives lynching
their European overlords after being incited
by fiery red speeches. As the Communist
activity in Africa becomes more widespread
it would seem that the granting of self-
government would be the logical step to
prevent it from going on a rampage.
-Paul Marx

College Politics and
Commerce Department

NOT SO many moons ago, one of the more
conservative students on this campus
wrote a letter to the editors in which he
expressed the opinion that students must
be careful of their political activities while
in college.
He believed that any connection with
the more "liberal" groups would affect
the chances of landing and holding a job
in the business world.
The writer of the letter was promptly
called an intellectual coward, materialistic,
selfish and several other titles until his
entire idea looked rather silly.
I was inclined to agree with the majority
opinion until yesterday when I read a news-
paper story concerning the dismissal of
Michael Lee and William Remington from
$10,000 a year positions in the Department
of Commerce.
Because the story of the dismissal was
revealed only a few days previous, many
of the more important facts are possibly
not known. Secretary of Commerce Charles
Sawyer has been out of his office for the
last few days and therefore has been un-
availa6le for any extensive commment..
However Sawyer has declared the re-
quested resignation of the two men was

ill

ON THE

asked for "in the interest of good adminis-
tration."
Lee and Remington assert that Sawyer's
action was prompted by the directions of
a Senate subcommittee investigating Com-
munists.
The beautiful twist to the entire situa-
tion came when Senator Homer Ferguson
(R-Mich) told a reporter that a Senate
committee had investigated Remington in
1948 and had passed on its evidence to the
House Committee on Unamerican Activities.
The Senator said the committee has
resurrected evidence concerning Reming-
ton's activities as a student at Dartmouth.
Remington, who is 33 years old, probably
attended Dartmouth about 13 years ago.
Did anybody see you at the Phillips-Slos-
son debate?
-Ron Watts
Outdoor
Concert
FROM the steps of Rackham early Wed-
nesday evening the University Symphon-
ic Band gave its last concert of the school
term. Those students and townspeople who
were present were made keenly 'aware of
the pleasures of listening to music un-
hampered by the stuffiness of an inclosed
auditorium.
After the concert many expressed their
desire for more of these open air per-
formances preferably in. a place more
comfortable than the lawn in front of
Rackham.
Last spring it was suggested that the
University build an open air auditorium
near campus where the Symphonic Band,
or any orchestra for that matter, could per-
form in a more natural setting. With the heat
and humidity that accompany summer, it
is uncomfortable and senseless to be con-
fined within the four walls of any building
for a concert that could just as easily take
place outdoors.
If a stage, perhaps in the shape of a
shell, were to be built in the Arboretum a
whole series of spring and summer concerts
could be presented.
William D. Revelli, Director of the Uni-
versity Bands, enthusiastically approves
of such a measure and is quite willing to
help plan the necessary programs.
It shouldn't cost too much to construct
some sort of wooden stage. Certainly, the
enjoyment these concerts would bring to stu-
dents and townspeople alike makes such a
plan worthwhile and practical.
-Jean Klerman
Farewelii

Faculty Statement .. .
To the Editor:
CONCERNING the pettion on
academic freedom published in
The Daily on June 1, it appears to
me that the framers of that peti-
tion failed to state their purpose
and objective clearly enough to
a v o i d misunderstandings. I t
seems to be beyond any doubt that
the request to the university au-
thorities to permit presentation of
speakers of intelligence and in-
tegrity was in reality a request to
permit members of the Commun-
ist Party to present "wrong,"
"dangerous" a n d controversial
ideas.
It is my conviction that the fra-
mers of the petition should have
addressed themselves to the ques-
tion of academic freedom as it ap-
lies to every day class room per-
formance by students and mem-
bers of the faculty. For it is there,
and only there that the proper
functions of a university are car-
ried out. There should be a con-
siderable difference between Un-
ion Square and an institution of
higher learning. I believe that aca-
demic freedom-including the pre-
sentation of wrong, dangerous, and
controversial ideas-is not in the
least endangered by a refusal on
the part of university authorities
to introduce individuals commit-
ted to lie, to distort, to subvert. To
the contrary, our students will
learn nothing whatsoever from
members of the CP except perhaps
the art of evasion and distortion.
I cannot believe that 255 mem-
bers of the faculty hold that "in-
tegrity" should be interpreted so
as to include members of a group
committed to lie, to subvert, to
distort and that it should also be
applied to individuals or groups on
record as having stated that their
loyalty is not directed to this coun-
try but to the Soviet Union in-
stead (Duclos, Togliatti, Reimann,
etc.) Do the 255 dare to tell our
students, that to be disloyal is to
be of integrity? On the other
hand, there is no room for a dif-
ferent conclusion, since the ad-
dress to which the petition was di-
rected was all too clear.
Those arising in holy wrath in
defense of academic freedom seem
to see a clear line dividing bon viv-
ants who wish to present to the
students their art of living with-
out work, of bank robbers, who
wish to demonstrate the art of
safe breaking, proponents of free
love, individuals whose loyalty, by
profession is directed to a power-
ful opponent of our social and po-
litical system, and other jugglers,
liars, spies, perverts, etc. I regret,
but I do not see the line. Aca-
demic freedom is not absolute. My
freedom to believe in this system
and to believe that within this
system necessary improvements
can be accomplished precludes
someone elses freedom to place me
against a wall for my beliefs or
(the time has not yet come) to
prepare our young men and wo-
men for a system under which
there is no freedom.
I would have joined the peti-
tioners, gladly, would they have
found a lack of academic freedom
in the class rooms or on the cam-
pus, a tendency to prevent free
presentation of wrong, dangerous
and controversial ideas by bona

'fide teachers or speakers. I also
would have joined them would
they have petitioned against inqui-
sition into political beliefs (The
petition itself is the only instance
of such an inquisition of which I
am aware.) My sympathies would
have been with them would they
have addressed themselves to ir-
responsible s m e a r campaigns
against citizens. The issue to which
this petition, however, addressed
itself concerns the presentation of
integrity, but by one who has pro-
fessed to belong to a group which
will stand between the signers of
the petition and the defense of
this country shouldhthere be an
armed conflict with the Soviet Un-
ion. I am confident that the Phil-
lipses will shoot us in the back
when the time comes. The issue
is clear. It is the responsibility of
the faculty to state it as clearly as
that.
While it is the unquestionable
responsibility of the faculty to pre-
sent Communist and other views to
the student body in an objective
manner, and to let the students
judge, it is also their responsibility
not to equal integrity with dis-
loyalty.-Personally, I believe that
I have lived up to this responsibili-
ty and have presented the Com-
munist view in an objective man-
ner. If I refused to sign this pe-
tition without reservation, it was
because I am aware of a grave
responsibility on the part of mem-
bers of the teaching profession to
avoid confusion of the principles
underlying our system of govern-
ment and the social and ethical
standards underlying that system.
Academic freedom need not be
our tombstone in order to be up-
held.
-Henry L. Bretton,
Political Science Department
* * *
Garg vs. TecInic...
To the Editor:
I WOULD write this letter to the
editors of the Gargoyle, but
they seem to be so ashamed of
their last issue that they are no
longer going to publish their rag.
I would like to point out a few
errors that the Garg includes in
their article about the Michigan
Technic. They show a cover of the
Technic with a picture of a per-
son studying. There are many
things wrong with this picture.
The person who posed for it isn't
an engineer - only forestry stu-
dents wear plaid shirts. They
show no Webster's Unabridged
Dictionary which is a symbol of
the Engineer. Any Engineer can
tell you that the problems assign-
ed aren't hard enough for a true
Engineer to have to use his toes
to calculate on. I question the fact
that the A plus is authentic, as
rumor has it there is a Regents
ruling against such things. The
books shown which seem not to be
texts are research books. The rac-
ing book is a reference for calcu-
lating the stresses in a horseshoe.
With the other book he was prob-
ably calculating emotional stres-
ses.
Now consider what the Technic
really offers. The latest issue of-
fers two girls two, and everybody
can see that they are bathing.
-Chuck Good, '52E
P.S. I might add that the Technic
will be running next year.

(Continued from Page 3)
Key offices open, 8-12 noon and
1-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Theatre Guild; The president of
the Theatre Guild having appear-
ed before the Committee and hav-
ing admitted that an unauthorized
drinking party at which minors
were present was held on the night
of May sixth, and it appearing
further to the Committee that the
party was attended by a large part
of the membership of the Theatre
Guild, it is ordered that said or-
ganization, be suspended for an
indefinite period.
Uniersity Sub-Committee
oon Discipline
The University of Viennamoffers
ten tuition scholarships to Ameri-
can graduate students for the aca-
demic year 1950-51. Students must
provide their own travel and liv-
ing expenses. Applications must be
made before July 15 through the
Institute of International Educa-
tion. F1t4r information is avail-
.able at tie Office of the Graduate
School.
Presidents of fraternities and
sororities are reminded that
monthly reports for May must be
filed in the Office of Student Af-
fairs not later than June 5.
Women students who may need
to borrow funds in connection with
Summer Session enrollment may
not file applications after June 15,
1950.
Women students who may wish
to borrow funds for the fall .se-
mester are notified that loans for
that period will not be accepted
after September 11, 1950.
-Dean ofrWomen's Office
Women's Dormitories, Sorority
Houses, and League Houses: Be-
ginning Fri., June 2, those that
wish to do so may receive callers
beginning at 1 p.m., Monday
through Friday. Saturday and
Sunday calling hours are decided
by the individual houses.
-Women's Judiciary Council
Students Registered with Bureau
of Appointments: All students are
reminded to stop in at the Bureau
of Appointments and give their
address changes before they leave
campus (this applies to both the
general and teaching divisions),
also the date they expect to leave.
If they are going to Summer
School, they should come in and
give us their courses. so we may
keep their records up to date.
Job Consultations: Mr. T. Luth-
er Purdom, Director, Bureau of
Appointments and Occupational
Information, will be in Rm. 3G,
Union, 10-12 noon on June 7 to
talk with those people who do not
have teaching jobs; he will be in
Rm. 3G, Union, 10 to 12 noon on
June 8; !,o talk with other-than-
teachingstudents who do not have
jobs.
Employment:
Students interested in working
for Ann Arbor Wood Products, 311
Wilton Street, Telephone 2-1849;
territory most anywhere in the
states. Contact them or call at
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Ad-
ministration Building.
Employment-Examination:
The Alaska Merit System an-
nounces an examination for Sup-
ervisor of Research and Analysis.
Closing date, June 5. For further
information call at the Bureau of
Appointments, 3528 Administra-
tion Building.
Employment:
The Rayco Auto Seat Cover Co.,
Inc., of Paterson, New Jersey has

notified the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, that they have openings
in their organization for sales
trainees. They would like to in-!
terview interested applicants this'
weekend.
For additional information, and
to make appointments for inter-
views, call at the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 3528 Administration
Bldg.
Job Opportunities:
The Detroit office of the Inter-
national Business Machines Cor-
poration has an 'opening in their
sales organization for a June grad-j
uate. 'Applicants can be candidates
for a degree from any department
of the 'TJriversity.
The Air' King Products Com-
pany, Inc., Of Brooklyn, New York
is interested in receiving applica-
tions froln June graduates expect-
ing degrees in electrical and me-
chanici 'engineering. They have a'
training program for development
engineers, sales engineers, and
field service representatives.

Civil Service Examinations:
TheDetroit Civil Service Com-
mission announces the~ following
examinations: Junior 'Civil Engi-
neer, Junior Structural Engineer,
Junior Architectural Engineer,
Junior Clerk, Assistant Market
Master, Supervising S a n i t. a r y
Chemist.
TheConnecticut State Person-
nel Department announces an op-
en competitive examination f
Senior Case Worker (Child Wet-
f are) -closing date. June 8.
The Board of U.S. Civil Service
Examiners for Scientific and
Technical Personnel of the Poto-
mac River Naval, Command an-
nounces an examination - f o0r
Chemist, Metallurgist, Physicist,
Mathematician and Engineer for
(Continued on Page e5)

The Office of the Civilian Per'
sonnel Officer, United States Mili
tary Academy, West Point, New
York has announced a vacancy in
the following position: ADMINIS-
TRATIVE ASSISTANT (GS-7).
Applicants must have three
years of progressively responsible
experience, or they may substitute
successfully completed education
in a resident institution above the
high school level for experience at
the rate of one year of education
for nine months of experience up
to a maximum of 4 years of educa-
tion for 3 years of experience.,.
The Babee-Tenda- Chair Sales
Company of Detroit has an open-
ing for direct sales either for the
summer or permanent.
Acme Industries of Jackson,
Michigan is interested in hiring a
June graduate for their sales or-
ganization. Applicants should have
an engineering degree or a degree
in business administration. Busi-
ness administration applicants
must have mechanical ability.
The American Surety Company
of Detroit has openings in their
office for people for sales promo
tion work. This will include a
training program of one year.
For additional information, call
at the Bureau of Appointments,
3528 Administration Bldg.
Employment Interviews:
A representative of the F. W.
Woolworth Company, will be at
the Bureau of Appointments, on
Wed., June 7 to interview men
for their management training
program.
The Michigan Chemical Corpor-
ation of St. Louis, Michigan is in-
terested in hiring a June graduate
in Chemical Engineering interest-
ed in Process Engineering and Pi-
lot Plant Development. Applicants
must be in the upper third of their
class.
Mr. C. 0. Nimtz of' the Boy
Scouts Regional Office will be at
the Bureau of Appointments 'on'
Tues., June 6 to interyiew men
who may be interested in, their
training program.
For additional information, .and
to make appointments for inter-
views, call at the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 3528 Administration
Bldg.

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Washington Merry- Go -Round
WITH DREW PEARSONo

WASHINGTON - Secretary of Defense
Louey Johnson is not only a good na-
tional defense economizer, a good political
money-raiser, but good at passing out juicy
plums to his friends.
One of the juiciest, but little-noticed
plum in government is the giant German
corporation, General Aniline and Film,
seized by the United States during the
war, and now operated by the Justice
Department supposedly for the benefit
of all the taxpayers. Thanks to Louey's
adroit wire-pulling, however, it is being
operated also for the benefit of some of
Louey's friends.
First Louey has contrived to-have his law
firm succeed him as counsel for the German
Corporation, and they received a total of
$64,500 last year. It should be noted that
Louey's firm, Steptoe and Johnson, is one
of the best in the east and does a highly
competent job.
It should also be noted that before Louey
became Secretary of Defense, and while he,
himself, was counsel for General Aniline, he
used it as a sort roosting ground for friends.

of the Board; salary, $72,000; contribution
to the Democratic party $750; ousted from
Trans World Airlines, he was given the
General Aniline job at the urging of Bob
Hannegan.
DONALD 0. LINCOLN - Director and
Counsel; one of Johnson's law partners;
gets $100 for each monthly meeting; con-
tributed $1,000 to Democrats.
RICHARD C. PATTERSON -- U.S. Am-
bassador to Guatemala; contributed $500;
is part of the Floyd Odlum Public Utility
hookup which is so close to Johnson.
MORTON DOWNEY - Singer and enter-
tainer for coca-cola; delightful personality,
but not skilled as Corporation Director;
sang at parties for David Bazelon when
he handled General Aniline as property di-
rector. Bazelon later copped one of the
choicest judicial plums in Washington --
the court of appeals - though he had
scarcely argued a" case in court.
COLVIN BROWN - Publisher of the
Motion Picture Dailyand friend of ex-
Postmaster General Frank Walker; another

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