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Students' Bill of Rights

their rights are being infringed upon I
that the University is inforcing new regula-
tions at the personal whim of an isolated
official who has completely lost contact with
students' needs and desires.
Partially in answer to these charges,
students, faculty members and University
administrators will roll up their sleeves
together at tomorrow's Student Legisla-
ture-sponsored Bill of Rights forum and
attempt to reach agreement on just what
rights and responsibilities belong to stu-
dents and what articles should be incor-
porated in a student bill of rights which
would be applicable to colleges and uni-
versities all over the country.
Certainly Michigan students have a vital
interest in such a bill. One of last year's
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
The Weekend
In. Town
EVENTS OF INTEREST around campus.
BILL OF RIGHTS FORUM, sponsored by
NSA to formulate rights and obligations of
students at the University. 1-5 p.m. tomor-
row at Lane Hall.
ed by University student groups. Delegates
from 10 universities and colleges will dis-
cuss discrimiiation, academic freedom,
peace. Register today at League, Union.
Meetings 2-9 p.m., tomorrow; 10 a.m.-4:30
p.m., Sun.
GUL-ANTICS REVIEW, Vaudeville makes
a comeback with all campus talent sponsor-
ed by Glee Club, Union, League. 8 p.m., to-
morrow at Hill Auditorium.
TRACK MEET vs. Ohio State, M track
team spearheaded by record-breakers Don
McEwen, Chuck Fonville.
DR. KNOCK, with Louis Jouvet. Spon-
sored by Art Cinema League, 8:30 p.m. to-
day and tomorrow at Lydia Mendelssohn.
Reserved seats. See review this page.
HAMLET, with Laurence Olivier. Aca-
demy Award winner which has something
new to offer with every viewing. At the
Orpheum through Sunday.
BATTLEGROUND, with Van Johnson,
John Hodiak. Superior war film giving an
honest account of the men who fought the
Battle of Bastogne. Equal parts of drama
and humor. At the Michigan today and to-
TENSION, with Richard Basehart, Aud-
rey Totter. At the State today and tomorrow.
See review this page.
KEY TO THE CITY, with Clark Gable,
Loretta Young. At the Michigan, Sunday.
WHIRLPOOL, with Gene Tierney, Rich-
ard Conte. At the State Sunday.
CADUCEUS BALL, sponsored by Galens.
Semi-formal with medical theme. 9:30
p.m.-1 a.m. today at the Union.
UNION, ,Membership dance. 9 p.m. to-
CHILDREN'S ART, Refreshing visual ex-
perience. Surprising vitality. Through next
week, at Rackham.
EUGENE ATGET, photography raised to
an art. Features Paris and surrounding

countryside. Through Mar. 15 at Alumni
Memorial Hall.

most controversial campus questions, for
example, was the right of students to invite
political speakers to address open campus
meetings during last fall's Presidential cam-
paign. Harried by a conservative State Leg-
islature and a predominantly Republican
state, the Board of Regents clamped down
a ban on all political speakers in University
buildings. If at that ,time the University
administrators had been bound by a student
bill of rights, students would not have been
denied the privilege of personally hearing
and evaluating candidates in the crucial
Perhaps even more significant is the cur-
rent student demand for representation. on
the University's disciplinary committees.
Although University students were granted
representatives on the University's Commit-
tee on Student Conduct, most of the actual
disciplinary action has been handled by a
joint faculty-administrative subcommittee.
Obviously students should be granted
some representation on a subcommittee
which vitally affects the lives of individuals
and house groups; and such representa-
tion can only be assured by a binding
statement of student rights mutually ac-
cepted by students and administrators.
Such a statement, adopted in the form
of a student bill of rights, would give every
student a clear and concise outline of his,
rights and responsibilities upon entering the
University. At the same time it would help
to eliminate student resentment towards
University regulations, if such regulations
were within the bill of rights.
--Jim Brown

League Reform
Cleaned its political house-it has vir-
tually rebuilt its whole structure along
democratic lines.
The League may well be proud of its
revised constitution, which wil go before
the Student Affairs Committee Tuesday.
The revisions prove that the women's
group saw where changes were needed and
where short-comings existed; and that they
have provided for those changes in what
appear to be thoroughly workable ways. If
the SAC approves it, the League's new set-
up will be no jerry-built structure.
But neither will it run itself, any more
than any organization can.
For the first time its successful fuc-
tioning will rest on the support of all Uni-
versity women. The old self-perpetuating
methods of the League will be at last ended
-those by which its officers were appointed.
by a small unrepresentative group which had
in its turn been selected by a small unrepre-
sentative group.
Legislative and elective control now will
be in the hands of a Board of Representa-
tives composed of about 100 women elected
by their houses and dorms. This Board will
elect all major officers of the League, includ-
ing Women's Judiciary chairmen and the
members of the all-important interviewing
That residences will get proportional re-
presentation on the Board of Representa-
tives is highly significant. It means that
thousands of women who live in dorms will
get a voice in women's government equal to
their numbers-a striking innovation.
That is, they'll have it if they want it.
A dorm will not be forced to send the six
or eight representatives to which it might
be entitled. So the influence and prestige
of the Board will depend on the enthusi-
asm of individual members, and the hous-
es they represent.
More flexible and democratic methods of
changing rules will give women a greater
voice, too, in how they are governed. The old
saw that "University women make their own
rules" takes on more meaning when an ov-
erwhelming majority of women favoring a
rule change can make their will felt des-
pite slight opposition. It never used to be
that way, but it will be under the revised
If the new opportunities that are created
are the yardstick of a reform, then the Lea-
gue's effort measures up to the best.
-Mary Stein

Big Parade
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tett/, TO T HE E DITOR
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
e ctondensed, edited, or withheld from publication at the discretion of the
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TENSION, with Richard Basehart, Aud-
rey Totter, Cyd Chariss, and Barry Sulli-
MELODRAMA, with most of the tension
provided by a gendarme, who nervous-
ly fingers a rubber band throughout the
film, and Miss Totter, wearing her Freud on
her sleeve.
Her pharmacist husband, Richard Base-
hart, is about to plunge a steafk spit into the
throat of her wealthy lover when conscience
gets him. She does the trick instead and
flounces back to Basehart in order to frame
him as the killer. He in the meantime has
found the nice girl he should have married in
the first place.
To break down her story, the rubber-band-
wielding policeman becomes her protector
and lover; and so she springs her own trap
by revealing where she hid the .38 she did it
with. This means goodby to Miss Totter and
wedding bells for the nice girl.
I think you will like this one; I relaxed
rather than tensed, but then, we don't all
stretch the same kind of rubber band.
-S. J. W.
Leftist Meeting
RIGHT here and now on the Michigan
campus is an obvious example of how
"unpopular" people and their ideas are dis-
credited by indiscriminately refering to
them as "leftist" or "radical."
On Saturday, 300 delegates from ten
colleges will meet here to discuss academ-
ic freedom and discrimination on the
campus. With one flourish of a headline
writer's pen, this conference was reported
in Wednesday's editions of a Detroit pa-
per as revealing "a leftist aura."
This blanket tag was affixed to the con-
ference because three of the speakers have
been cast in the unpopular, and sometimes
dangerous, role of "leftists."
One of the speakers is O. John Rogge, a
lawyer for the Civil Rights Congress, who de-
fended six Negroes in New Jersey when they
were charged with murder on the basis of
the most unreliable and contradictory evi-
A second speaker is the well-publicized
pastor from Vernon, Mich., Albert W. Kauff-
man, who was fired from his job (though
later rehired) for writing an article in a
magazine reported to be subversive by the
Un-American Activities Committee.
The demand that Rev. Kauffman be boot-
ed from his job came from members of the
American Legion (indisputably loyal for-
ever) after the minister had criticized both
the Legion and the policy of our govern-
ment in regard to Russia. As one trustee
openly put it, "Whoever does that sort of
thing is convicted before he starts."
In criticizing both our government's ac-
tion and the President, and stating that he
believed there need be no war with Russia,
Rev. Kauffman made himself fit perfectly
into the general label of "leftist."
But can we justifiably believe that 300
people are automatically radicals or po-
tential leftists because the three men who
will talk to them "look leftist by compari-
son with the general rightward trend of
the country?"
By such use of vague and convenient po-
litical terms, a few conservative groups in
this country, like the American Legion, suc-
ceed in forcing people to shy away from the
few less popular groups that dare to exer-
cise their indispensable function of criticism.
But just as soon as these groups lose the

. .
DR. KNOCK, with Louis Jouvet
A FLIMSY French comedy, Dr. Knock
doesn't come anywhere near exploiting
its possibilities. What's even more disap-
pointing is that the angles of this extremely
humorous situation which are dealt with,
are overplayed to the point where they leave
the realm of wit and approach burlesque.
Louis Jouvet, as the unscrupulous Dr.
Knock, buys a practice in a small town
whose inhabitants have lived lives un-
troubled by medical complications or for-
ays into their pocketbooks. Working on the
principle that everything is relative, the
Doctor has an advanced medical theory
that there is no such thing as a healthy
person, there are only the sick and the
slightly less sick.
By almost hypnotic powers of suggestion
he manages to convince the naive towns-
people that almost all of then} are suffering
from dread maladies. In this worthy crusade
for health he is aided by the druggist and
the local hotel, beneficiaries in his scheme.
Admittedly there's plenty of room here
for not so gentle satire on the human de-
sire to have one's complaints "taken seri-
ously by the doctor." The character of the
Doctor himself, the most disarming sort of
charlatan, could have developed into a
highly comic figure.
In an effort to be very funny, the pro-
ducers of "Dr. Knock" have made the vul-
nerable elements of human nature grotesque,
and insisted where they should merely have
suggested. -Fredrica Winters
IN A RECENT letter to The Daily, reader
Jim Mcllhenny complains that his future
is being threatened by campus politics. He
believes that by being associated with a
school, some of whose students are active in
demanding various actions of government,
he will be thought of as a rabble rouser, and
that his chances of getting a job in the busi-
ness world will be diminished.
It might appear that McIlhenny is un-
aware of the tremendous contribution of
progressive minorities to American demo-
cracy. However, I don't believe that Mc-
Ilhenny is deficient in forethought as to
the value of minority expression, but
abundant in selfishness for his own fu-
Much of the effort of campus political
groups is aimed at protecting and helping
the helpless, weak, and victims of prejudices.
For instance, practically all of the cam-
pus political groups are in favor of the bill
thatywould establish a Fair Employment

Hospital Affair .. .
To the Editor:
ACCORDING to a leaflet ap-
parently issued either by IRA
or NAACP, Dr. Sullenberger is be-
ing prosecuted for assaulting Mrs.
Philpot. While fighting back by
taking the case to court may be
preferable to doing nothing, it
seems to me that prosecution is
still not the most constructive
solution possible. Mrs. Philpot's
. conduct since this incident sdg-
gests that she is primarily in-
terested in upholding the dignity
of the Negro pople, and in les-
sening the likelihood of future in-
cidents. In the light of these goals.,
I would like to suggest an alter-
native approach to the problem,
namely, an attempt at mutual un-
Let me give one view of what
may have occurred; since I know
neither party, this is largely spe-
Dr. Sullenberger is as sensitive
to slights, real or imagined, as
any of us. . . . Dr. Sullenberger,
not knowing at first that the ele-
vator passed him up because of
an emergency case, was naturally
Mrs. Philpot may often have
been hurt by whites, and feels that
whites as a group despise her
race. She sees that the doctor's
feelings have been hurt, that he's
irritated and angry. What does
she say to him? How does she say
it? I'm sure her words would be
impeccable when printed. But the
expression on her face, the tone of
her voice, all the little movements
hich are spontaneous and un-
controllable - perhaps these re-
flected her bitterness and resent-
ment, and even some degree of
satisfaction at now being able to
strike back, especially against a
man who was even then :howing
hostility towards her. Any human
would have had these feelings, and
would have shown them, however
subtly. Seeing these feelings would
add to the doctor's irritation, and
the fight would be on, each par-
ticipant being hurt and hurting
in return.
I would like to discuss those
who are interested in this inci-
dent because of a desire to improve
race relations. Why do many of
us who fight against discrimina-
tion find ourselves fighting emo-
tionally, and, at times, even vin-
dictively? Let me answer this for
myself, and other liberals can ap-
ply it to themselves as they see fit.

thets, they bring to the fore the
small vo'lce inside.us that we would
like to deny, a voice that whis-
pers, "Yeah, that's right, Negroes
are no good; Jews are no good;
maybe I'm no good either." Then
we lash out with the same hatred
that we're fighting against.
I would like to see some third
party, someone who is able to
listen understandingly, talk with
the' two people primarily con-
cerned in this, in order to help
clarify what happened and why
it happened. Then I would like
to see Dr. Sullenberger reinstated,
without punishment or reprimand
or prejudice for his having. ex-
pressed in an emotional situation
weaknesses we all have. I should
hate to see even a demand for an
apology, because it's difficult to
apologize without feeling that we
are violating our integrity. I think
this approach would be a big step
towards mutual understanding

(Continued from Page 3)
tions with or without meals are
available in all types of housing
except cooperative houses.
Those interested in residing in
a French, Spanish or German
house will also receive informa-
tion upon request at the Dean of
Women's office.
Women students have 1:30 a.m.
late permission Fri., Feb. 24, due
to Caduceus Ball.
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.
American Chemical Society Lec-
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." Everyone
Academic Notices
English 105 and 109: Prof. A. H.
Marckwardt's classes will meet in
Rm. 1209 AH, Fri., Feb. 24.
Doctoral Examination for Elliott
Irving Organiek, Chenical Engi-
neering; thesis: "Hydrocarbon Va-
por-Liquid Equilibria," Fri., Feb.
24, 3201 E. Engineering Bldg., at
1 p.m. Chairman, G. G. Brown.
Doctoral Examination for Man-
ville W:.M. Sloane, Anatomy; the-
sis: "The Diencephalon of the
Mink: The Nuclear Pattern of the
Dorsal Thalamus." 9 a.m., Sat.,
Feb.a25, 4556 E. Medical Bldg.
Chairman, R. T. Woodburne.
Astronomical Colloquium: Fri.,
Feb. 24, 4:15 pm., Observatory.
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence H. Aller,
associate professor, department of
astronomy. Subject: 'Recent Work
at Mt. Wilson Observatory."
English 31, Section 17 (Fletch-
er) will meet in 225 A.H. begin-
ning Fri., Feb. 24.
Political Science 350: Students
should see Mr. Henry Bretton for
term paper topics. Mr. Bretton
will be in 303 South Wing on Fri.,
Feb. 24, 3 to 5 p.m.
Wildlife Management Seminar:
Fri., Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., home of
Prof. Warren W. Chase, 500 Hunt-
ington Drive, Ann Arbor. Speak-
er: Horace Quick.
All wildlife management majors
Theory of Games Seminar: 7:15
p.m., Mon., Feb. 27, 3001 Angell
Hall. Dr. W. M. Kincaid will
Law School Admission Test:
Candidates taking the Law School
Admission Test, Feb. 25, are re-
quired to report to Rm. 100, Hut-
chins Hall, 8:45 a.m. Sat. for the
morning session. The afternoon
session will begin at 1:45 p.m.
Candidates must be present at
both sessions.
College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts, Schools of Educa-
tion, Forestry, Music, and Public
Students, who received marks of
I, X, or "no report"iat the close
of their last semester or summer
session of attendance, will receive
a grade of E in the course or cour-
ses unless this work is made up
by March 13. Students, wishing
an extension of time beyond this
date in order to make up this work,
should file a petition addressed to

the appropriate official in their
school with Room 1513tAdminis-
tration Bldg., where it will be
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-
sured that they will receive the de-
gree at the end of the semester.
Graduate Students expecting to
receive the master's degree in June
must file diploma applications
with the Recorder of the Graduate
School by March 2. No student
will be considered for the degree
unless he has filed such applica-
tion formally.
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-
Student Recital Postponed: the
recitalby Robert Dumm, previous-
ly announced for Sat., Feb. 25, has
been postponed until 4:15, Sat.,
March 18.
Program Cancelled. The produc-
tion of "L'Amfiparnasso," by Vec-
chi, previously announced for Sun-
day evening, Feb. 26, under the
joint sponsorship of the Museum
of Art and the Collegium Musicum
of the School of Music, has been
unavoidably postponed. The new
date will be announced later.
Student Recital: Carlo Cartat-
no,, flutist, will present a prograin
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.
Events Today
Canterbury Club: Open house
and tea, 4 to 6 p.m., for students
and their friends. Service of eve-
ning prayer at 5:15.

Wesley Foundation:
Washington Birthday

7:30 p.m.,
Party. Re-

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Baptist Guild: Book Re'view at
weekly get-together, 8:30 p.m.,
Guild House.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Membership committee meeting,
4:15 p.m. Everyone invited to help
in forthcoming campaign.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Prof. T. M. Newcomb, Sociology
and Psychology departments, will
speak on "Reducing Group Ten-
sions," following Friday evening
services, 7:45 p.m.; Saturday
morning services, 9 am.
SRA Coffee Hour, 4:30-6 p.m.,
Lane Hall.
Ballet Club, Those members
wanting pictures taken for the En-
sian, come to Dance Studio, Bar-
bour Gymnasium, 4 p.m., in prac-
tice clothes.
The University Museums will
feature American Indian cultures
in their Friday Evening Program,
Feb. 24, 7 to 9 p.m. Moving pic-
tures; "Apache Indians," "Nava-
jo Indians," and "Navajo Chil-
dren," Rm. 3024 at 7:30 and again
at 8:15 p.m. "Invertebrate Life of
the Alpena Region, Michigan,
three hundred million years ago"
(Continued on Page 5)




and better race

-Al Eglash.


* * *

West Quad Food .. .
To the Editor:
N REPLY to Mr. Nistor Potcova's
letter of Wed., Feb. 22: The
food situation in the West Quad
has been grossly distorted by Mr.
A recent survey of, the diners by
the West Quad Council revealed
that, the vast majority of Quad
residents were completely satis-
fied with the quality and prepa-
ration of the food served here.
In fact, the meals are so good that
rigid restrictions must be enforced
to prevent a week-end influx of4
starving fraternity men.
The task of feeding a thousand
or so diners is not so simple, Mr.
Potcova, when the tastes of each
individual are so thoroughly ca-
tered to by Miss Irene Boelts, and
her efficient staff of dietitians,
whose only motivation is the gen-
eral welfare of the residents.
A good meal, Mr. Potcova, is
worth waiting for fully 20 min-
utes. Another delusion with which
Mr. Potcova is faced is the ne-
farious idea that the men are
wasting food. Instead, they are
returning it to the kitchen with
the intent that it be sent abroad
to be shared with others less for-
Furthermore, Mr. Potcova, I re-
sent your allusions to the free
enterprise system. The West Quad,
as always, is aware of present poli-
tical trends in this country. We
in the West Quad have what is
known as stability. When we go
to breakfast in the morning, we
know just what we are going to
get. Call it socialism. Call it Wel-
fare State. What it amounts to
is the security and stability that
humanity is so constantly seeking.
Mr. Potcova's statement that he
has resided in the West Quad
four years is obviously fraudulent.
None but a first semester fresh-
man attempting to influence his
English 1 instructor would fill the
pages of his college newspaper
with such vilifications.
--Hugh C. Brown.




PAUL PARAY last night concaucted the
Pittsburgh Symphony in a fine concert
in which the enthusiasm of the orchestra
overshadowed slight technical deficiences.
The Mozart Overture to The Magic Flute
opened the concert, and suffered from a
slightly dry interpretation. The weakness
appeared in the lack of contrast between
staccato and sustained notes, and in an over-
balance of strings against the winds.
Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 4
showed tremendous spirit throughout the
first two sections but the last two dragged
a bit. Again, a lack of contrast in loud and
soft parts didn't help the latter sections.
The orchestra had trouble with the changes
in tempo within a section, perhaps due to
Paray's conducting which wasn't always
"La Valse" by Ravel wasn't at all what one
expects in a waltz, but nevertheless it was
well received. "An Imperial Court about
1855," the scene suggested for this composi-
tion by Ravel himself, could hardly have
been,6nisv. hut the Pfcp1th,-4 s tc~,'ifien

I have certain negative atti-
tudes towards the Negro and the
Jew, tho I'm seldom aware of it.
I know I look down on the Negro
because after a bull session with a
Negro student, I feel a sense of
satisfaction in having talked with
him as I would with any guy,
withiout being overly polite or
condescending. And a recent talk
by Dr. Rosenberg at Hillel on
"Jewish. self-hatred" indicated
that even those of us who are
Jewish can't help but share this
common prejudice. Nor is this
surprising, since we share a com-
mon culture which includes pre-
When men shout racial epi-


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