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Attack on Liberals

A NEW ARGUMENT has been advanced
against liberalism.
In a recent letter to the editor, a student
raised the cry that campus "political pres-
sure groups" are robbing University students
of future prestige in the non-academic
He charged that these groups are black-
ening, or rather pinkening, the reputation
of the entire student body in the eyes of
big business, from which, he said, most
students will be seeking jobs.
The picture he paints of American big
business is one that would stand up well
against that of any Communist propagan-
It is a picture of arch reactionaries re-
fusing to hire anyone who has had the
slightest contact with a progressive group.
These enemies of the proletariat evidently
keep little red books on all universities at
which groups such as the Young Democrats,
Young Progressives and Inter-Racial As-
sociation thrive, and slam their doors in the
faces of job seekers from those universities.

"Big business does not like pinks, it does
.not like extreme liberals, it wants men
and women whom it can trust to further
all of its interests," the letter states.
What these "interests" are, is not made
clear, but they evidently have nothing to do
with profits.
For profits are the result of progressive
thinking - finding out what people need
and providing them with it. Nobody ever
built up a successful business by ignoring
the flaws in his product and the demand of
consumers for improvements.
Those who close their eyes to the flaws
in our society and oppose any measures to
combat them, lack the foresight, the vi-
sion, that is necessary in business as in
The so-called ultra-liberal campus poli-
tical groups recognize that there is great
room for improvement in this country. They
may not all prescribe the right cure, but
at least they recognize that a cure is needed.
-Eva Simon

ONE OF THE things dearest to the hearts
of The Daily's editors is criticism of
their publication.
A steady flow of criticism is our best
indication of campus interest in our news
stories and editorials. It is only when there
are no complaints or suggestions that we
begin to feel uneasy about our readership:
Among all our critics, however, the most
persistent are those who whine that The
Daily hierarchy is composed of wild-eyed
leftists, ranging politically from Socialists
to (of course) Communists.
The latest attack of this kind came in an
editorial by one Steve DuBrul in the Monroe
Street Journal, a publication edited by busi-
ness administration students.
DuBrul accused The Daily of seeking to
"deter the college student from intelligent
analysis," of denying traditions of free gov-
ernment by "subtle innuendoes against the
Constitution," in addition to propagating
many other half-truths and untruths which
were attacked yesterday in a City Editor's
JF DuBRUL and his ilk were the only ones
to so believe, I would not dignify his edi-
torial by an answer. But when similar views
are held by an occasional highly-respected
member of the faculty, the need for an ans-
wer is obvious.
Part of the answer can be provided by the
results of a questionnaire which the mem-
bers of The Daily senior and junior editor-
ial staff filled out and returned, unsigned,
to me. Part of the questionnaire, with the
answers, is reprinted below:
Question: For which presidential candi-
date did you vote or would you have vot-

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"This'll Scare Hell Out Of 'Em"

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Washington Merry- Go -Round







WASHINGTON-Republicans will probab-
ly wise-crack at this one, but since
Russia's discovery of H-bomb and A-bomb
secrets, it's likely that the President and
Vice President of the United States will not
again attend a Jackson Day dinner under
the same roof.
Regardless of the political party in pow-
er, this is not a pleasant kind of internal
security precaution to contemplate. -
Nevertheless, after the Jackson-Jeffer-
son Day dinner, someone began consider-
ing the gruesome question as to what
would have happened if an enemy had
sent a surprise plane over the Arctic
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.


THE ANNUAL Children's Art Exhibition,
on display this week and next at the
mezannine galleries of the Rackham Build-
ing, is a refreshing visual experience. Al-
though children's painting is now a widely
known art form, its vitality is a constant
surprise to me. I have always considered
Wordsworth's transcendentalism k lofty
hodgepodge of nonsense, but there seems
to be in many children an instinctive grasp
of rhythm and design that civilization, with
its need to discuss a vast store of empirical
data, seems often to suppress. It is known
beyond contradiction that children use line
and color to express and to release their
emotions, and somehow, almost mysteriously,
they often grasp the principles of harmony
as well.
Why has Jeanette Godding (age 9)
placed a small quarter circle of violent
orange in the upper right corner of her
picture, and a large quarter circle of rather
dull green in the upper left? An accident,
perhaps. But why does this sort of thing
happen over and over, year after year.
Why has Pam Jean Leaderle (age 8) given
violent saw-tooth backs to her green alliga-
tors? Why does she put contorted red stripes
along their sides? Why do these ferocious
creatures twist in muddy black water? I
do not know the psychologist's answer, nor
do I care. These creatures do not look like
any alligators that ever lived. But they give
me more feeling of what an alligator means
than any picture I have seen or expect to see.
T HESHOW OF Eugene Atget's photogra-
phy, which will be displayed at the Uni-.
versity Art Museum in Alumni Memorial
Hall until March 15, gives us a remarkable
record of tranquil skill. Atget, working in
the latter part of the nineteenth century,
and the opening years of the twentieth, was
a real pioneer who did much to raise pho-
tography from a mechanical record to an art.
Almost with the eye of Cezanne, he'
sought the basic realities of form and
shape that underlie the seemingly un-
patterned bustle of everyday life. Yet
clearly, and without tricks of virtuosity,
he recorded the life of Paris and its suc-
rounding countryside, its shops, its courts,
its palaces, its slums.
Here is a rich literary store-room for the
past, reflecting the erosion of human life,j
and yet arresting it so as to carry it to us'
as a story and a legacy.4
-Robert Enggass

Circle on February 16 and dropped an
A-bomb on Washington.
Not only were the President and Vice
President under the same roof, but also
every member of the cabinet, the Demo-
cratic governors of 10 states and a good
part of the Senate and House of Repre-
sentatives. The Speaker was also present,
and if such a catastrophe had occurred, it
would have been up to a speaker pro-tem
to convene the House, while Senator Mc-
Kellar would have had the power to convene
the Senate.
Whether Congress would have then
called for special elections, or whether
the Republicans would have taken over the
administration is a debatable question.
Undoubtedly, however, the Republicans
would have had to take over for the time
being, since few Democratic leaders would
have been left, and since three to six months
would have been necessary to make nomina-
tions and conduct the final balloting.
There would also be the question of who
would declare iwar with part of Congress
gone, and who would make the vital deci-
sions necessary to carry on a war.
These are just a few of the problems
which aren't pleasant to think about but
which have to be considered in view of
the now definite fact that Russia has all
our atomic secrets.
This is also why the administration, after
inexcusably long delays, is finally and al-
most frantically working on civil defense,
including an alternate capital of the United
States. For, should a bomb be dropped on
Washington, it would mean the destruction
of all FBI fingerprints, all civil service rec-
ords, all veterans insurance and pension
records, all military defense plans, income-
tax records, the Library of Congress and
the government archives dating back to the
beginning of the republic.
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Dictator Franco's friend, Sen. Pat Mc-
Carran of Nevada, has been using Dictator
Franco's methods inside the Senate Judi-
ciary Committee.
In order to smear the Displaced Persons
Commission, McCarran held secret hear-
ings without notifying other committee
members. It was a virtual Star-Chamber
proceeding. On the other hand, lie refused
to grant the Displaced Persons Commission
a hearing to defend itself.
He also railroaded his own displaced per-
sons bill through the committee, allowing
only 15 minutes for the committee to consi-
der a substitute. And as committee chair-
man, McCarran made his staff director,
Richard Arens, more powerful than the Sen-
ators who belong to the committee. The si-
tuation has become so bad that the Senators
and Congressmen, who are forced to deal
with Arens, have nicknamed him "Super
But worst of all, McCarran has hidden
out a pro-Nazi on his staff. This man is
Otto Dekom, who was kicked out of the
Army Signal Corps in 1942 for being
pro-Nazi. He was also fired from the
Pennsylvania Central Airlines in 1944 for
the same reason. After the war, he was
turned down as an investigator for the
House Un-American Activities Committee
upon the recommendation of the Army.
But in spite of all this, McCarran hired
Otto Dekom and assigned him to a trusted
job in the Judiciary Committee.
Again applying the tactics of Dictator
Franco, McCarran tries to handpick new
committee members. While he was visiting
Dictator Franco in Spain last summer, Sen-
ator Kefauvpr of Tennessee was assigned to
\{cCarrans Judiciary Committee, and, when
'e returned, the gentleman from Nevada
hit the ceiling.
(copyright, 1950, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

ed in 1948?
Truman .......
Dewey .........
Thomas ........
Wallace ........
Question: Who
dent in 1952?

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is your choice

Hospital Affair . .
To the Editor:

for presi-

William O. Douglas .......6
Undecided ...............1
Question: What are your family's politics?
Democratic .............11
Republican .............. 8
Question: What is your family's annual
$15,000 ..................1
10,000 ..................7
4,000 ..................2
Under $4,000 .............1
These are hardly the answers that would
be given by malcontented radicals disgusted
with the American "way of life."
But then, of course, these figures may
have been faked. Communists have a way
of doing that, you know.
What other way, then, is there to indicate
the political leanings of The Daily hier-
archy? The editorial page, of course.
IT IS OVER some of the material on The
Daily's editorial page that our critics
have their greatest field day. "The edi-
torial page proves it-they're a bunch of
Commies," is not an uncommon statement
on campus. Because of the editorial page,
The Daily has been called a mouthpiece for
loud political minorities; it undoubtedly
causes certain elements among the faculty
and students to do a slow burn over their
breakfast tables.
But what have Daily editorials advocated:
A search of the files of last semester's
Daily uncovered editorials supporting fed-
eral health insurance, a civil rights pro-
gram, an increase in social security rates,
pensions in the steel industry, the amend-
ing or repeal of the Taft-Hartley law, and
attempts to lessen discrimination at the
University-to name the most radical.
If The Daily's political critics study fur-
ther, they will discover that the most of the
reforms and laws advocated in The Daily
have received the support of the majority of
the American voters for the past 20 years
as indicated by national election results.
WHICH ALL LEADS to a very interesting
conclusion. It appears that the staff of
The Daily, long described as "Communist",
"unrepresentative," and "wild-eyed," is
much more representative of the American
public than the critics who employ those
And, even more startling, the "100 per
cent Americans" like DuBrul, and his old-
er counterparts still living with their com-
fortable memories of the 1920's, are a
rapidly diminishing minority.
So, the next time the cry of "welfare
state" is raised when a public housiig pro-
ject is built, and the next time someone is
called a "Communist" for defending the
rights of a Negro, shrug it off lightly.
It is certain to be someone from the Mon-
roe Street lunatic fringe, waving high his
banner of Status Quo, and marching tri-
umphantly backward into well-deserved ob-

D URING THE past week The
Daily has c*ried numerous
stories in its news and editorial
pages concerning an incident in-
volving Dr. Neil Sullenberger, a
graduate student in surgery in the
University, and a hospital elevator
operator. Various groups have
"rallied to the support" of Mrs.
Philpot, the employee, and the
incident has become strongly col-
ored by emotionalism. Very little
has been said on behalf of Dr. Sul-
Dr. Sullenberger, provoked by
incidents not unique to his experi-
ence alone, did apparently lose his
temper and become. embroiled in
a regrettable altercation. The in-
cident was fairly and thoroughly
investigated at the time by com-
petent hospital authorities, whose
responsibility it was. Certain dis-
positions were made which were
apparently unsatisfactory to Mrs.
Philpot and her advisers. She has
since chosen to bring court action
against Dr. Sullenberger, which
is her constitutional right. Vari-

ous groups and individuals have
chosen to utilize the incident as a
vehicle to advance their own aims,
and have succeeded in magnifying
its significance before the public.
Mrs. Philpot's accusations are
now before the courts, where they
justly belong if she has continued
grievances. The case will, let us
hope, be tried upon its true mer-
its. The thoughtful Daily reader
will do well to base his opinions
on the facts as they are presented
and not upon the emotional asser-
tions of prejudiced groups or in-
dividuals seeking advancement.
No matter what the outcome,
Dr. Sullenberger will continue to
administer to the needs of the ill
regardless of race or creed as he
did during five years of service in
the Army Medical Corps. He is
perfectly capable of looking after
his own affairs and needs no "sup-
port." He does, however, carry
with him throughout his diffi-
culties the continued good will of
his professional colleagues and
many friends within the Univer-
sity Hospital.
-Marion S. DeWeese, M.D.

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


sured that they will receive the de-
gree at the end of the semester.
Doctoral Examination for Elliott
Irving Organick, Chemical Engi-
neering; thesis: "Hydrocarbon Va-
por-Liquid Equilibria," Fri., Feb.
24,. 3201 E. Engineering Bldg., at
1 p.m. Chairman, G. G. Brown.
The University Extension Serv-
ice announces that enrollments
are still open in the following
course, which began last week:
Modern Dance. Rhythmic body
mechanics, including stretching,
limbering, and techniques of mod-
ern dance are part of this course.
Movement exercises can be prac-
ticed at home and should gradual-
ly result in a well-conditioned
body. Appreciation and under-
standing of the dance will be de-
veloped to musical accompaniment
if the group wishes. Noncredit
course, eight week, $5.00. Valerie
B. Moffett, instructor. Fri., 7 p.m.
Dance Studio, Barbour Gymna-
English 31, Section 17 (Fletch-
er) will meet in 225 A.H. begin-
ning Fri., Feb. 24.
Astronomical Colloquium: Fri.,
Feb. 24, 4:15 p.m., Observatory.
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence H. Aller,
associate professor, department of
astronomy. Subject: 'Recent Work
at Mt. Wilson Observatory."
Wildlife Management Seminar:
First meeting will be held Fri.,
Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., in the home of
Prof. Warren W. Chase, 500 Hunt-
ingfon Drive, Ann Arbor. Speak-
er: Horace Quick. He will show
and explain some of the equipment
used for trapping, camping, and
traveling in the Arctic.
All wildlife management majors
Transfinite Numbers Seminar:
Thurs., Feb. 23, 2 p.m., 3231 Angell
Hall. Mr. G. Prins will start dis-
cussing the Zermelo set axioms.
Bacteriology Seminar: Thurs.,
Feb. 23, 9 a.m., Rm. 1520 E. Medi-
cal Bldg. Speaker: Mr. Donald
Ward Smith. Subject: Applica-
tions of Infrared Spectrum. Anal-
ysis and Chromatography to
Problems in Bacteriology.
Political Science 1 and 2: A
make-up final examination will be
given Sat., March 4 from 9-12
a.m. in 304 South Wing.
Mathematics Colloquium: Thurs.,
Feb. 23, 4:10 p.m., 3011 Angell
Hall. Prof. J. W. T. Youngs, of
Indiana University, will talk on
"The Representation Problem for
Mathematics Orientation Sem-
inar: Anyone interested in the
mathematics orientation seminar
please see Prof. Rainich, 3001
A.H., or call Herbert Guy, 2-1617
before Friday noon so that a
convenient meeting time may be
Student Recital: Suzanne Hen-
drian, soprano, will present a reci-
tal at 4:15 Thur., Feb. 23 in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater, in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for
the degree of Bachelor of Music.
Miss Hendrian is a pupil of Philip
Duey and her program will be op-
en to the public.
Student Recital: Carlo Cartai-
no,, flutist, will present a program
at -4:15 p.m., Fri., Feb. 24, Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater, in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for
the Bachelor of Music degree. A
pupil of Nelson Hauenstein, Mr.
Cartaino will be assisted by Dor-

othy Danko, pianist, Lois Utzinger,
violinist, Donald Sandford, violist,
and David Baumgartner, cellist.
Open to the general public.
Student Recital Postponed: The
recital by Robert Dumm, previous-
ly announced for Sat., Feb. 25, has
been postponed until 4:15, Sat.,
March 18.
Exhibition of Student Work in
the College of Architecture and
Design; through February 25, 1st
floor lobby, Architecture Bldg.
Events Today
Undergraduate P s y c hological
Society, Discussion Group on Clin-
ical Psychology-There will be. a
meeting at 8 p.m., in 3121 N.S. to
begin the evaluation of the mater-
ial thus far received.
U. of M. Hostel Club: Tonight's
meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.,
Lane Hall. Slides on hosteling in
Europe. New members welcome.
ADA-Meeting: 7:30 p.m., Lea-
gue. All members urged to come.
Michigan Crib's first meeting of
the spring semester, Rm. 3A, Un-

ion, 8 p.m. Mr. George J. Burce<,
Jr., prominent Ann Arbor attor-
ney, will discuss the one man
grand jury system.
The Polonia Club: Weekly meet-
ing, 7:30 p.m., International Cent-
er. Members and those interested
are invited. Refreshments.
Graduate School Record Con-
cert: Thurs., 7:45 p.m., E. Lounge,
Rackham. Purcell: 4 Fantasias;
International Quartet. Mozart:
Concerto No. 1 in G; Moyse, flute,
Symphony Orch., cond. by Bigot.
Brahms: Quintet No. 2, in G, Op.
11; Budapest, Mahlke 2nd viola.
Beethoven: Quintet in C, Op 29;
Budapest, Katims 2nd viola. All
graduate students invited; silence.
Repertory Orchestra Rehearsal,
7 to 8:15 tonight, Harris Hall
Paul Bryan.
International Center Weekly
Tea: 4:30-6 p.m., for all foreign
students and American friends.
AOA Meeting: Mr. W. P. Hill
will speak on .the subject, "Why
Do It Like Grandfather." Also
film. 7:30 p.m., Rm,'3S, Michigan
Gilbert and Sullivan- Society re-
hearsal, 7:15 p.m., Union.
U. of M. Sailing Club: Open
meeting, 7:30 p.m., 311 W. Engine.
Modern Poetry Club, a discus-
sion group open to everyone in-
terested in poetry. First meeting
of this semester, 7:30. Garden
Room, Michigan League. Bring
the Oscar Williams Anthology.
Book Display Committee for Re-
ligion and Life Week, 5-6 p.m.,
Lane Hall.
* * *
Social Ethics Forum, 7:15 p.m.,
Lane Hall. Dean William Hawley
of the Divinity School at the Uni-
versity of Chicago will speak.
Coming Events
Recreational Swimming - Wo-
men Students: There will be re-
creational swimming at the Union
Pool every Saturday, 9 to 10 a.m.
I.Z.F.A. - Executive council
meeting Fri., Feb. 24, 4:15 p.m.,
Hawaii Club: Business meeting,
Fri., Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. Rooms K,
L, M, N, Union. Refreshments!
German Coffee Hour: Fri., 3-15
to 4:30 p.m. Michigan League
Cafeteria. All students and faculty
members are invited.
The University Museums will
feature American Indian cultures
in their Friday Evening Program,
Feb. 24, 7 to 9 p.m. Moving pic-
tures entitled "Apache Indians,"
"Navajo Indians," and "Navajo
Children" will be shown in Rm.
3024 at 7:30 and again at 8:15
p.m. "Invertebrate Life of the Al-
Pena Region, Michigan, three
hundredmillion years ago" is on
exhibit in the rotunda of the Uni-
versity Museums Bldg.
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For further information please
contact the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 3528 Administration Bldg.
Mr. Alan McGregor of the Mar-
athon Paper Co., Menasha, Wisc.,
will be at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments on Wed., March 1, to inter-
view June graduates in Industrial
and Mechanical Engineering for
productioncontrol, Chemistry and
Chemical Engineering for training
in the paper industry and sales
trainees (age 24-27) for a sales
training program. The sales train-
ees can be students from any col-
lege in the University. For inter-
views call the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 3528 Administration Bldg.
The Wayne County Civil Service
Commission announces openings
for Psychologist 1, $3,960 to $4,440
per year. Applicants must have
a master's degree in psychology
from an accredited college and at
least one year of experience in
clinical psychology or equivalent
experience and training.
Recreation job opportunities with
the Army overseas are announced
for Recreation Director, Music-
Entertainment Director, Librarian,
and Arts and Crafts Directors. All
openings are for females except
Arts and Crafts Directors which
will accept both male and female
applicants. Age for Librarian ap-
plicants, 21-40, Recreation Direc-
tor, Music-Entertainment Direc-
tor age 24-35. Arts and Crafts Di-
rectors age for women 25-40, age
for men 25-50.
For additional information on
the above announcements please
call at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 3528 Administration Bldg.
American Chemical Society Lce-

ture: Fri., Feb. 24, 8 p.m., Rm.
1300 Chemistry. Prof. Avery A.
Morton of Massachusetts Institute
of Technology will discuss, "Or-
ganosodium Reagents as New
Tools for the Chemist." Everyonej
University Lecture. "The Rhet-
oric of Hierarchy." Kenneth Bur-
ke, literary critic, New York City;
auspices of the Department of
English. 4:15 p.m., Fri., Feb. 24,
Rackham Amphitheater.
University Lecture: "Aboriginal
Australia" (illustrated with color-
ed film from the National Geo-
graphic Society). Frank M. Setz-
ler, chief curator, division of an-
thropology, United States Nation-
al Museum; auspices of the Mu-
seum of Anthropology. 4:15 p.m.,
Thurs., Feb. 23, Rackham Amphi-
Academic Notices
Chairmen of Departments: Re-
commendations for' the Graduate
School Fellowships are due March
3 in the Graduate School Offices
rather than Feb. 27 with the ex-
ception of recommendations for
Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships.
Recommendations for Predoctoral
Fellowships are due, with support-
ing material, on Feb. 27 as an-
Students in Doctoral Program in
Social-Psychology: There will be
a meeting on Thurs., Feb. 23, 8
p.m., 306 Mason Hall.
Doctoral Students: Dissertations
of students expecting to receive
the doctor's degree in June must
be filed with the Recorder of the
Graduate School by April 17. Stu-
dents who submit their disserta-
tions after this date cannot be as-




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