THE MICHIGAN IAIL
FIWEI)NESDA Y, FEBPTJARY 22, 19nO
By AL BLUMROSEN
EVERY MORNING DURING the week, I
run through the mail that comes ad-
dressed to The Daily in hopes of picking out
something that might make a news story.
Yesterday morning I picked up something
It was a three-page dittoed sheet en-
titled the "Monroe Street Journal" and
the mast head said it was a "Monday
Morning Publication edited by Bus. Ad.
Students." The name of the editor was
given as Steve DuBrul.
For the most part, the paper dealt with
business school announcements, a review
of a book by Peter Drucker outlining some
disadvantages of old age pensions and an
article by one Tom Dempsey on the need for
an integrated education against a specializ-
ed one. The paper also includes a filler
from the Wall Street Journal.
THAT'S ABOUT ALL, except for an edi-
torial by Mr. DuBrul on "Objectivity and
The Daily Editorials."
He manages to squeeze most of the ex-
isting misconceptions about The Daily
into that one editorial. It is a good job.
He says things that a regular newspaper
would hesitate to say and perhaps that in
itself is commendable. For instance,, We,
The Daily Senior Staff are "muddleheaded,
pontificating seniors," "word peddlers," and
masters of mental rot." From these phrases
it would seem that Mr. DuBrul does not
He "analyses" the "use" that The Daily
made of Jim Gregory's conservative edi-
torials and hints that we printed it on pur-
pose to deter people from the conservative
line by making it look "reactionary." I'm
sure Jim Gregory would not like this.
Nor does the comment that "This group
on The Daily are most skillful and subtle
propagandists" set so well in these circum-
stances. (The extent of our propagandistic
efforts was typified last week when two
"feature" stories netted more than 100 try-
* * *
THIS IS ONLY PART of what Mr. DuBrul
has to say. His own views do "not deny
reform, but (demand) intelligent consider-
ation of its many complicated factors."
Mr. DuBrul neglected the essential point
of writing any item for a newspaper. He
didn't check his facts.
He did not come to The Daily office to
find out how we operate.
He did not find out whether Jim Greg-
ory wrote that editorial because he be-
lieved it, or because some "muddleheaded
mastermind" in the Senior Editors' office
told him to.
SIn short, he knows little or nothing about
the functioning of The Daily, yet he at-
tempts to judge it. This is very much the
same technique that he accuses The Daily
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: JOHN DAVIES
THOMAS L. STOKES:
WASHINGTON-Uneasy today, indeed, is
the head that wears a crown and un-
easy, too, are the hundreds of millions of
Crown, figuratively, for the old kings
are shadows against some mouldy wall of
antiquity. But those that wear the crowns
today - Harry Truman, the plain man
from Missouri, and Josef Stalin, the Geor-
gian peasant -- possess more power in
their own domains and the world than
ever was bestowed on any hereditary king
They possess more power not only because
of the vast extent and wealth of the realms
over which they rule, compared with which
the Roman Empire was but a tiny province.
IT'S NICE to have a variety of cultural en-
tertainment to choose from for a weekend
date but student organizations stand a
chance of going broke as a result of the con-
fused system we have now of arranging the
What with two movies, a choral Union
concert and a play, competing with two
hockey games, a swimming meet and fra-
ternity-sorority rushing this weekend, all
of them must have suffered from the
Just less than a year ago, the same cir-
cumstances were present and several stu-
dent organizations reported losses on their
plays and programs. And on another occas-
sion two dances were scheduled for the same
weekend resulting in losses to both of them.
This year, the Student Players report
that their production of "Golden Boy" did
not have the attendance expected. Pro-
ducer Bert Sapuwich says that the organ-
ization expects to just break even on the
Personally, I'd like to see "Golden Boy".
I also would be attracted by the fascinating
Bergman in "Joan of Arc", not to mention
the very interesting athletic events and
the performance of Maryla Jonas Friday
But no one can be three or even two places
at once, and unless the student groups spon-
soring these events make money they are
not going to be able to sponsor future ones,
no matter how altruistic their motives are.
On each such occasion in the past, we
have had speeches and promises in the
Student Legislature that something would
be worked out. This weekend proved that
nothing effective has been done.
Is it too difficult a problem to work out
a clearing system by which the various
groups could know what was coming off on
a certain weekend? It would then be up to
them to decide whether or not they want to
perform in the face of too much social com-
The Student Legislature sponsored a
movie itself, this past weekend. Perhaps
now, they will recognize the immediate
need for a coordinating committee among
campus groups sponsoring events that are
produced to make money.
They possess it far more because of the
military weapons that they can let loose, lit-
erally at their will. Mere possession, of it-
self, gives them almost arbitrary power over
their own citizens, as we are just beginning
to realize here as regards ourselves, and
through it, likewise, they hold in their hands
the destiny of other millions in many other
lands, for millions can be destroyed at their
will. They are lonely Joves with their
thunderbolts, sitting in lonely majesty.
* * *
AS UNEASY AS the crown that Harry
Truman wears today - and we know
that it is uneasy and know that he knows
that it is uneasy - must be, also, the crown
that Josef Stalin wears, for he is a mere
They sit glaring at each other across'
oceans and nations, and the rest of us
sit watching anxiously.
But there are restless stirrings among us
today, meaning those whom our politicians
speak of as "the people" - here and all
over the world. They know that, man to
man, American, British, French, Dutch,
Chinese and the rest, they could sit down
and get along with the Russians, man to
man, and that the Russians could get along
with them, and want to know why their
leaders can't do the same.
* * *
THIS RESTLESSNESS among the people
is far more meaningful than our leaders
seem to realize.
It means that this is the hour, this is
the hour to be seized - or it may forever
Our dependence here is upon the man who
is nearest to us and represents us, Harry
Truman. For a man so close to the people,
he seems somehow in this great hour to have
lost the common touch. He does not seem
conscious of the tremendous power for peace
that he has simply for the reason that he
speaks for us, a great free people. He clings
to the old forms of diplomacy and seems to
carry a chip on his shoulder.
* * *
T1RAGIC AND DISTURBING as have been
developments of recent weeks, they also
have been most heartening because of the
stirring among the people of the world. We
are, it seems, just on the edge of some mo-
mentous turn of events, if someone only
will take the lead. For everywhere people
are ready to follow.
All around the voices are being raised,
voices of men who are of the old tradi-
tion, but are ready to break with it, and
they are pointing out paths that we might
Winston Churchill, who once roared from
the English beaches to rally an empire,
wants the men who are fingering the thun-
derbolts to sit down and reason with one
another. It detracts nothing that he speaks
in an election campaign, for that means he
recognizes the aspirations of his people.
Here we have Senator Brien McMahon,
who sits-literally beside the Pandora box of
the bombs as Chairman of the Joint Con-
gressional Atomic Energy Committee. He
warns us that our democracy will be eaten
away by the wild arms race and tells us
how we could use, the billions that we are
spending for a possible war to better the
lives of all people everywhere. Here, too,
we have Senator Millard Tydings, who tells
us the same thing and repeats it for em-
phasis, and wants President Truman to call
a world disarmament conference. He sits
at the fountain of information about arms
as Chairman of the Armed Forces Commit-
tee and knows the utter futility of arms
races. Over the weekend came the voice of
Harold Stassen, a Republican with a large
following, who wants the top men of our
country and Russia to get together, and
says very accurately, "Let me emphasize that
it is never a sign of weakness to seek an
honorable lasting peace."
When is Harry Truman going to speak
out for us? ,
(Copyright, 1950, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.)
lines while his troops - and friends -
were necessary casualties in battle.
* * *
IT DIDN'T LEAK OUT, but John L. Lewis
made two concessions to coal mine oper-
ators at bargaining sessions last week.
He backed down on his demand for paid
holidays for the coal miners. Also, he
agreed to rewrite the controversial "will-
ing and able" clause in the miners' work
contract so as to greatly limit his power
to call a national strike.
However, Lewis held fast to his demand
for a straight $15 daily wage for the miners,
plus a boost in operator payments into the
miners pension-welfare fund to 35 cents
for each ton of coal produced.
When the operator spokesmen refused to
meet these pay demands, Lewis promptly
withdrew his concessions on holiday com-
pensation and the "willing and able" clause.
The operators' top offer to Lewis was a
$1 a day package increase in wages and
Lewis angrily turned this down - and
that's where his negotiations with the mine
owners stand at this writing.
(Copyright, 1950, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
"Wait-Let's Not Do Anything Sensible!"
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
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etteP TO.THE EDITOR
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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
Washington Merry -Go -Round
WITH DREW PEARSON_
14 BIT - OPPORTUNITY - doe
To the Editor:
THE ADVOCATES of Socialism
for Free Enterprise because it
provides more efficient use of re-
sources would do well to study the
situation in the West Quad din-
ing hallt. Here the planners have
a simple task of feeding a thou-
sand or so diners three times
a day at specific tmes they elect.
However the average diner wastes
at least 15 minutes everyday wait-
ing for his meals.
Educated planners are hired to
arrange a variety of attractive,
tasty, and nutritious meals. The
actual result turns out to be a
monotonous array of garbage. Af-
ter taking one bite the average
diner is unable to eat more, this
incurs great waste.
This is my fourth year in the
Quad and many may wonder why
I still live there. Everytime I make
plans to live in a private residence,
the University tears it down and
erects a dorm.
The moral - don't give Social-
ism a start - it can't be stopped
once it gets started. In a couple
of years it could eradicate all the
great progress made under free
A solution to the Quad problems
- The University should lease all
the residence halls to private hos-
telers. The residence halls, op-
erating with a profit motive and
in competition with one another
will result, like all the results un-
der Free Enterprise, in better liv-
ing at lower cost.
* * *
Hospital Affair . .
To the Editors:
THE MICHIGAN DAILY is to be
commended upon its handling
of the 'U' Hospital affair. Al-
though the story was already 10
days old with the first edition of
The Daily (due to intercession),
our campus newspaper scooped not
only the Detroit newspapers, but
the Ann Arbor News as well.
A conspiracy of silence was in
existence to suppress the truth.
The link-up between town busi-
nesses and municipal government
with the administration has long
ago been well established.
But after The Daily's article
appeared, even the following issue
of the Ann Arbor News carried no
information about the incident.
The Detroit News and Free Press,
however, saw fit to print the anti-
May The Daily have the courage
in the future to again present
news which is of vital interest.
Although we respect and admire
our administration, we must not
let its control inhibit the free ex-
change of ideas and factsi n an
intellectual community. It is un-
fortunate that the Ann Arbor
News appears to be under such
domination. The incident at our
hospital was regrettable, but the
full facts must be published.
Bergman s Baby...
To the Editor:
SHOULD like to compliment
Rich Thomas for his very prac-
tical outlook on the Ingrid Berg-
man affair. I particularly appre-
ciated his closing remark, "Any-
how, I like kids," for it seems to
Imply a sympathetic humanity
that somehow seems to be going
out of style in a sophisticated
University community such as our
own. Mr. Thomas' article amply
presented the practical objections
to both the well-intentioned mor-
alists and the religious and cen-
sorial organizations. However, I
wonder whether these are the true
factors keeping the focus of the
public gaze on Bergman and Ros-
sellini. I wonder whether it is
these, or the insidious snide snick-
erers who consider the Bergman
affair a wonderful new source of
subject matter for the exploita-
tion of their masterly developed
For example, last night as I en-
tered the West Quad concourse
and waited for the evening meal,
my attention was drawn to a fig-
ure strutting up and down before
a poster advertising the SL pro-
duction of the Bergman movie,
Joan of Arc. This figure, I have
been told, is a member of our own
body of student legislators.
This person was attempting to
sell his tickets according to what
seems to be the best of advertis-
ing principles: the more sensa-
tional, the better. His terms as he
often gestured toward the poster
were "adulteress," "passion," "sul-
try," "sin," etc. And all these were
used in that very subtle brand of
humor that makes use of a straight
face and a knowing look.
Now I do not intend to concern
myself with judgments of Ingrid
Bergman's actions. The facts are
sufficient unto themselves and
they will remain so regardless of
how many opinions are stacked
upon them. That both Miss Berg-
man and Rossellini have suffered
extraordinary mental anguish over
the results of their action, is cer-
tain in my mind . . . Then, there
is the added responsibility of the
child. I cannot conceive of either
of the parents considering the
effect that all this publicity might
have on the life of their child with
anything like composure.
In view of these considerations,
I cannot see how any moralist, no
matter how rigid and narrow his
outlook, can be content with say-
ing that this "sin" must still be
punished by the voice of the
people. But it seems to me that
the cheap, juvenile remarks of
some petty individual, who in or-
der to sell his quota of tickets to
an SL movie capitalizes on the
sensational publicity that the
American press and magazines
have given to this affair, is far
more responsible for keeping it in
the eyes of the public than the
superficial and dogmatic conten-
tions of "well-intentioned moral-
"George," said his father, "do
you know who killed that beauti".
ful. little cherry tree yonder in
the garden?" Looking at his father
with the sweet face of youth
brightened with the inexpressible
charm of all conquering truth, he
bravely cried out, "I can't tell a
lie, Pa . . . I did cut it with my
hatchet." -Mason Locke Weems
Miss Hendrian is a pupil of Philip
Duey and her program will be op-
en to the public.
Exhibition of Advertising Design
by Lester Beall of New York. Pre-
liminary sketches through final
presentation. East Galleries, Rack-
ham Bldg.; Feb. 21-March 11.
Sponsored by College of Architec-
ture and Design. 4
Weekly "Chat and Tea at the
Baptist Guild House", 502 E. Hur-
on, 4:30 to 6.
Kindai Nihon Kenkyukai: Gen-
eral meeting, 8 p.m., East Confer-
ence Room, Rackham Bldg. Sem-
ester dues will be accepted. Movies
taken in post-war Japan will be
shown. All interested persons in-
Alpha Kappa Psi, professional
Business Administration frater-
nity, invites all interested Busi-
ness Administration and Econom-
ics majors to attend a rushing
smoker, chapter house, 1325 Wash-
tenaw, at 7:30 p.m.
U. of M. Rifle Club. Shoulder
to Shoulder Match with ROTC
Team, 8 p.m., at ROTC Range.
Practice Hours for Club, Mon. and
Fri., 1-3, Tues. and Thurs., 11, and
Wed. and Fri. evenings in ROTC
range. Rifles and Coaching avail-
Ullr Ski Club: Meeting, 1035 An-
gell Hall, 7:30 p.m., to plan a trip
and enter the meet at Boyne
Mountain this weekend.
ASCE Student Chapter presents
Dr. Bruce G. Johnston, Director of
Fritz Engineering Laboratory, Le-
high University, speaking on
"Semi-rigid Building Connec-
tions," sponsored jointly by ASCE
Student Chapter and the Civil
Engineering Department, 7:30 p.-
m., Michigan Union, Room 3-KL-
I.A.S. Meeting: 7:30 p.m., Rm.
1042 E.E. Film: Target: Peace (by
Consolidated) also Election of Of-
Pre-Medical Society: Dean Gor-
don H. Scott of Wayne University
will address Pre-medics on the
topics: Medical School Admissions
and What is Expected of the Fu-
ture Physician. Also, March o
Time movies on "Frontiers of Mo-
dern Medicine" and "Heart Di-
sease," 7:30 p.m., Rm. 1400 Chem.
Bldg. New members invited.
U. of M. Theatre Guild: Gener-
al meeting, 7:30, League.
Film Program for students, fa-
culty, and general public. Great
Figures of American Literature:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and
Washington Irving. 4:10 p.m., Kel-
logg Auditorium (entrance on
Fletcher). Sponsored by the Au-
dio-Visual Education Center and
the University Extension Service.
No admission charge.
Sociedad Hispanica: The first
meeting of this semester will be
held at 8 p.m., Rackham Amphi-
Political Science 52. The British
motion picture, "General Elec-
tion," will be shown tonight at
7:30 p.m., Rm. 1025, Angell Hall.
Students other than those enroll-
ed in 52 are welcome.
Smoker, 7:30 to 9:30 in the Lane
Hall Lounge, Wed. and Fri. eve-
nings. Dean William Hawley of the
Divinity School at the University
of Chicago will be special guest.
UWF: First meeting of this se-
mester, 7:30, Room 3B, Union.
Prof. Slosson of the History Dept.
will address the group.
Modern Dance Club: Meeting at
7:15 p.m., Dance Studio of Bar-
bour Gym. All students interested
are invited. Come prepared to
Ballet Club: All members should
be present tonight at 7:30 in the
Dance Studio to have Ensian pic-
ture taken. Wear practice clothes.
W8ZSQ, West Quad Radio Club:
Meeting at 7 p.m. in the "shack,"
fifth floor of Williams House. All
prospective members are invited.
This includes any men interested
in the operation of a Quad-wide
radio broadcasting station.
Michigan Christian Fellowship
Bible Study at 7:30 p.m. in the
upper Room of Lane Hall. Topic
of discussion will be lesson three
in the booklet "Therefore Go."
Sigma Gamma Epsilon. Will
meet in Rm. 3054 Natural Science,
12:15 p.m. Business meeting with
a discussion of this semesters ac-
Phi Lambda Upsilon meets at.
7:30 p.m., W. Conference Rm.,
Rackham Bldg. Prof. James B.
Wallace will discuss "Relationships
of Music to The Other Arts and
Romance Journal Club. 4:15
p.m., E. Conference Rm., Rack-
ham Bldg. Prof. Marc Denkinger
and M. Georges Levin will speak
on contemporary France. Guests
The Women of the University
Faculty will meet for dinner in the
Hussey Room of the Michigan
League at 6:15 .p.m. Dr. George G.
Cameron, Professor of Near East-
ern Cultures, will speak on his 19-
48 expedition to Iran.
Young Progressives of America:
First meeting of semester, 7:30 p.-
m., Michigan Union. Bring your
friends and ideas for action.
Bridge Tournament - The sec-
ond and concluding intercollegiate
tryout session will be held at 7:30
p.m. at the Union. Everyone is cor-
W.S.S.F. Open Council Meeting,
4:30, Wed., Lane Hall.
Wesleyan Guild: 4-5:30 p.m.
Do-Drop-In Tea in the Lounge.
6:00 p.m. Pot Luck Supper fol-
lowed by singing and devotions in
the Social Hall.
7:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday' Com-
munion Service in the Sanctuary.
All students are invited to attend.
Michigan Arts Chorale: Regular
rehearsal at 7 p.m., Rm. B, H.H.
New members welcome.
International Center Weekly
Tea: 4:30-6 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 23,
for all foreign students and Amer-
Michigan Crib's first meeting of
the spring semester, Thurs., Feb.
23, Rm. 3A, Union, 8 p.m. Mr.
George J. Burke, Jr., prominent
Ann Arbor attorney, will discuss
the one man grand jury system.
AOA Meeting: Mr. W. P. Hill
will speak on the subject, "Why
Do It Like Grandfather." Also
film. Thurs., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.,
Rm. 38, Michigan Union.
U. of M. Hostel Club. Square
dancing at Jones School, Sat., Feb.
25, 8:15-11 p.m. Everyone invited.
U. of M. Sailing Club: Open
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f~i 61ga t
WASHINGTON-Secretary Acheson's re-
fusal to "turn his back" on Alger Hiss
is now criticized not only by GOP Senators
but by dictator Franco's official radio.
The Madrid broadcast is significant. Be-
cause like Moscow, the "Voice of the Fa-
lange" radio station operates for and by
the Spanish Government. What it says
represents the official view of the dictator.
It may also be significant that the Span-
ish attack on Acheson and the State De-
partment came shortly after Acheson had
quit "turning his back on Franco" and had
indicated that he was willing to extend him
DR. NORBERT WIENER of the Massa-
chusetts Institute of Technology is quite
right when he says machines, including
"mechanical brains," pose a great problem.
Those machines, as he points out, have be-
come so highly developed they could take
over assembly lines and cause disastrous un-
cmployment. Maybe the only answer is to
yet the mechanical brains to work to think
up a solution to the problem that wouldn't
exist if there weren't any mechanical brains
in the first place.
St. Louis Star-Times
Despite this, the Voice of the Falange
blared forth on Feb. 13:
"Well-known Communists have been lo-
cated in the U.S. State Department. This
has been stated by a Republican Senator
(McCarthy of Wisconsin) who added that
these men held quite important positions
in this ministry. It is not merely a question
of Hiss, who has been convicted of perjury
and to whom Acheson has promised his con-
tinued friendship. We are not surprised
by this announcement any more than we
were surprised by the news that there was
every type of undesirable among the advisers
to the late President."
AARON BURR AND HISS
A CHESON'S DEFENSE OF Hiss has a lot
of interesting precedents in U.S. history.
They include: Andrew Jackson's defense of
Aaron Burr; Charles Evans nIughes' defense
of Senator Newberry; Taft's early defense
of Richard Ballinger - later silenced; and
Harry Truman's defense of boss Tom Pend-
The late Franklin Roosevelt undoubted-
ly would have used a different strategy
from Acheson's. He operated on the
theory that such high office as Secretary
of State or President must be kept clear
of embarrassing friendships, that a good
field commander must remain behind the
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