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. . . by Harold Jackson

Got a Light?

A Real Achievement. . .

LET THOSE who scream so often that the
University of Michigan is just an im-
personal maze of numbers - a campus too
big to have a heart - consider well what
happened here this week:
Tickets for the Army game - which
has been a sellout since mid-summer -
suddenly were made available to 265 dis-
abled veterans solely because of the gen-
erosity of the student body.
Not even the editors of The Daily expected
that the two-day drive would collect three
times as many tickets as were loaned to
veterans by students for the great Army-
Michigan game of 1946.
In fact, there actually developed a short-
age of veterans who could be brought to
the game and over 50 tickets offered be-
sides the 265 collected had to be turned
Even though they had a certain scalping
value of $5, the tickets were given gladly
by students from every walk of campus life.
There were the eight senior girls who us-
ually sit in a block and decided they'd take
to the radio and let the vets. see things
first hand.
And there was a 29-year-old graduate stu-
dent from Trieste, Italy, in this country just
three weeks, who sent his ticket over "as a
small gift from Italy to American G.I's."
Add to these and hundreds of other tic-
ket sacrifices the meals for veterans sup-
plied by many campus organizations, the
free programs provided them, the special
seating arrangements worked out by the
Board in Control of Intercollegiate Ath-
And one cannot help but see that regard-
less of its size, the Michigan campus is uni-
fied by kindred spirit of kindness and gener-
osity that compares favorably to any school
in the country.
Ollie Opines ...
OLLIE JENSEN, the philosophic Swede,
looked over the smartly-clad cadets as
they sat in the stands yesterday and shook
his head.
"Such a shame," he said. "Such a shame
that even though most of those boys are
seniors and have had extensive combat
training, very few of them will live through
the shock of meeting the blind dates they
are bound to get on this campus."
Ollie recalled the cadets' last invasion here
in 1946 and decided the latest one lacked
organization. "Last time they sent scouts
ahead to line up dates, but this time they
just took their chances - which weren't
The Swede also remembered how the co-
eds made hay during the cadets' last visit.
"One girl got herself elected to the J-Hop
committee strictly because she went out
with Glenn Davis. I think that if she had
really pushed it, she could have wound up
on the Board of Regents."
- 1

by b. s. brown
CHALK UP ONE for the sports-writers. Down at Ferry Field the
other day, a group of the scribes were watching Michigan getting
ready for Army's Black Knights.
Ralph Straffon, the husky Wolverine fullback, had just run
through a few plays when one of the writers said, "Will you
look at those legs on Straffon. I've never seen anyone with pins
as chunky as his."
A few of the onlookers mentioned noted football players and
then came the stopper. One of the fourth estate members began,
"Well, I had a date last night . .. "
* * * *
AND WHILE football players' chunkiness is the topic, how about
the incident involving Al Wistert, dating back to last spring.
"Moose" was the star attraction at a picnic given by the SAM
fraternity for a group of under-privileged kids.
All of the youngsters were watching Big Al with widen'ed
eyes, but one of them didn't seem to impressed. He walked up to
Al and said, "My father used to play for Michigan State. He was
somewhere in the backfield .. .
"And he was fat, just like you!"
* * * *
WALKED BY the New Women's Dorm the other night for the
first time since the old 500 watt bulbs used last semester were
replaced in favor of the smaller 100 watters. Although the courtyard
isn't exactly couched in darkness, it isn't as bright as it used to be,
when it would have made an errant owl wind up his evening's activ-
One of the pictorial hints in The Summer Daily might have
been the clincher that forced the change.
The photog-he must have had a sense of humor-had several
girls pose in the courtyard playing a baseball game. The picutre was
titled "Night baseball at the New Women's Dorm."
a, * * *
THE LIBRARY STEPS-meeting place of campus folk-provides
many an interesting yarn. From what I could gather as I lazily
puffed on a cigarette last week, the fellow standing next to me, with
his hair coinbed, had arranged for a blind coke date.
Just to make sure that he would know the lass, he brought
along a companion, with uncombed hair, who knew the girl by
sight so that he could point her out.
There were no stag girls on the steps, but the Combed Hair
was sure that one of the girls-she was talking to three men-was
his date. Uncombed Hair denied it although he .admitted that he
wasn't really sure if he remembered the girl.
Finally, Uncombed Hair arrived at a sensible conclusion. "We
know she talks with a southern accent," he suggested, "so why
not amble over, unobtrusively, and listen in. But I'm sure that's
not the one."
It was she, and Combed Hair and the attractive, lass strolled
off among the leaves in blissful harmony as Uncombed Hair I'll-be-
damnedly scratched his uncombed hair.
BUT BY THIS TIME I was listening to a group of girls sitting close
by. They were discussing their nebulous marital plans. One said,
"I wonder which one of us will be married first."
A short brunette, with a twinkle in her eye, answered without
hesitation, "Me, if I can help it."
That covers everything for today.



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urday noon, Oct. 15. A student
will not be recommended for a de-
gree unless he has filed formal ap-
plication in the office of the Grad-
uate School.
Anthropology 291: Meet Mon., 3
p.m., 16 Angell Hall.
Bacteriology Seminar: First meet-
ing for organization. Tues., Oct.
11, 10:30 a.m., Rm. 1520 E. Medi-
cal Bldg.
Mathematical Logic Seminar:
Meeting, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., 3217
Angell Hall. Prof. Burks, Philoso-
phy Department, will report on
primitive recursive functions.
Organic Chemistry Seminar:
7:30 p.m., Mon., Oct. 10, 1300
Chemistry. Speaker: Eugene For-
nefeld; Topic: Introduction of An-
gular Groups.'
The University Extension Serv-
ice announces the following cour-
se, enrollment for which may be
made in advance in the office
at 4524 Administration Building
(or at the first class session if the
course is not already filled):
The Appreciation of Poetry. The
full enjoyment of poetry is a stim-
ulating experience. Through infor-
mal discussions and lectures, the
course will afford practice in read-
ing a number 'of poems represent-
ing the growth of twentieth-cen-
tury poetry, British and American.
The course will consider versifica-
tion, imagery, and the play of
ideas, with special attention to the
work of contemporary American
poets. Noncredit course, eight
weeks. $5.00. Dr. Arthur J. Carr.
Thurs., Oct. 13, 7 p.m., Rm. 171
Bus. Ad. Bldg.


LIVIA TODAY, round table dis-
cussion. 1:30 p.m., Union. Every-
body welcome.
Inter Guild Council, 2:30 p.m.,
Sun., Oct. 9, Lane Hall.
Student Religious Groups:
Canterbury Club: 9:45 a.m., Stu-
dent breakfast, Canterbury House,
following service of Holy Com-
munion. 5 p.m., Evening Church
Service followed by supper and a
meeting at 6 p.m. Rev. Burt will
speak on the topic: "The Defense
Answers the Charge." A film, "The
Search for Happiness," follows.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Sunday Evening Campfire, Hillel
Foundation, will begin at 5:30.
Bring your own sandwiches. Coffee
will be served.
Lutheran Student Association:
4:30 p.m., Choir rehearsal. 5:30,
supper and program, Zion Parish
Roger Williams Guild: 5 p.m.,
Guild House. The W.S.E.F. Drive
will be discussed.
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Stu-
dent Club: Supper and program
5:30 p.m., 1511 Washtenaw.
Congregational-Disciples Guild:
6 o'clock supper, Congregational
Church. Rev. H. L. Pickerill is
speaking on "Religion of the Sec-
ond Mile."
Unitarian Student Group: 6:30
p.m. will discuss with Rev. E. H
Redman, "The Fundamentals of
Unitarian Religious Philosophy.'
Westminster Guild, 9:30 a.m.,
Seminar in Religion, Presbyterian
Church kitchen. Coffee and rolls
at 9 a.m. Fellowship supper, 5:30
Evening worship and program a
6:30. Dr. H. B. Hudnut of Detroi
on "Our Belief in God."
U. of M. Hostel Club Hike to
Pittsfield Village for supper; mee
at League at 2 p.m. Call 25-0075
for reservations.
IZFA Dance Group: Rehearsal
4:30 p.m., League, for next Wed-
nesday's program.
U. of M. Hot Record Society: A
program featuring such jazz great
as Coleman Hawkins, Billie Holi
day, and Fats Waller, Michigan
League Ballroom, 8 p.m. Everyon
IZFA Hebrew Circle: First meet.
ing, 3:15 p.m., Hillel Foundation
Everybody welcome.
U.W.F.: Study group meeting
318 East Madison, 8 p.m. Topic
"Road to World Republic."
Polonia Club: "Kelbasa" an
wiener roast, 6 p. m., League. Al
stairs lobby, 6 p.m., League. Al
members and friends of Poloni
Club invited. Admission charg
will be based on cost.
Coming Events
U. of M. Math Club: 8 p.m
Tues., Oct. 11, West Conferenc
Room, Rackham Bldg.
Prof. George E. Hay will spea
on "Two Dimensional Problems i
NSA: Congress delegation t
meet 4 p.m., Tues., Oct. 11, Un
Student Player's Production o
Golden Boy: Final casting, 7:3
p.m., Tues., Oct. 11, League. A
are welcome.
Sigma Alpha Iota: Busines
meeting, Mon., Oct. 10, 7:15 p.m


WOODY HERMAN'S Tenderly, Capitol 57-
720, is done just that way, beginning
and ending with a pulsing rhythm set up by
Woody's outstanding reed. section.
The Herman alto solo is very tasty on
this side which gives added weight to our
conviction that he should put aside his clar-
inet and stick to the alto sax. Bill Harris'
phrasing during his trombone solo is also
worthy of comment.
He seems to have broken himself of that
sometimes annoying habit of giving the
last note in every phrase an added push at
the end. Jamaica Rhumba is a Mary Ann
McCall vocal escapade in which she retains
a bit of the old Francis Wayne touch.
BOBBY HACKETT Trumpet Solos, Bruns-
wick album b-1026, is an album that
should be a must on almost anyone's list.
Hackett and Bill Challis, who directs the
background and was the arranger at one
time for the Casa Loma Orchestra and Paul
Whiteman's famous aggregation, team up
to turn out six excellent show tunes written
by top American composers.
The six featured songs are: Soft Lights
and Sweet Music, With a Song in My Heart,
Easy to Love, What Is There to Say, and
If There Is Someone Lovelier Than You.
Hackett, who has done a lot of radio staff
work, gives these tunes a lyrical interpreta-1
tion in his very relaxed style that will be
familiar to jazz fans and enthusiasts of the
heavier classical music as well.
Music and You are our favorites of thee
six tunes in the album, but they're all well
done and are examples of some of the
most danceable and "unlaxing" music we've:
heard in a long time.
-John Osmundsen.

7R, MALAYA-The aston- in the jungle, to grow their rice or millet.
eness of guerrilla warfare The British have been driven to using
ng phenomenon in South- novel techniques to cut the Communist
las are the Kremlin's great fighters off from the squatters' villages.
rt of the world. Guerrillas First, they are creating a complex net-
ed the French into the sea work of interlocking police posts in or near
Dommunist guerrilla forces the villages.
ma. And here in Malaya a There is another, more drastic method.
incompetent Chinese Com- An incorrigible village, known regularly to
have forced the British help the Communists, may be moved bodily
thousands of men and to away and put behind barbed wire. Thus
>f thousands of pounds. the British are isolating the guerrillas. And
* * the technique is beginning to work. Ac-
"h a percussion cap like a curate information on guerrilla movements
ly toy, and a few pounds is now beginning to come in from the squat-
sive, can derail a train. ters' villages.
-- -. * * *


One asset is the active support of at least
a part of the population, so that the guerril-
las can be fed, hidden, and above all, in-
formed. The second asset is a safe place-
a "funkhole," the British call it-to which
the guerrillas can escape for rest and re-
British strategy here is now designed to
deny these assets to the Communists. The
Malayans are anti-Communist; but nearly
half the people of Malaya are, Chinese. The
Chinese here are influenced by what has
happened in China. Thus the Communists'
chief sources of support have been the vil-
lages of Chinese squatters who have set-
tled on public or private land, often deep

THE BRITISH have also developed tech-
niques for dealing with the "funkholes."
The guerrillas hide out in the mountain
jungles, and it is only necessary to fly over
the mountains to realize what magnificent
cover the mountains provide. Here is a
continuous green umbrella, which wholly
screens all movements.
One way of piercing the umbrella is to
"beat" the guerrillas in a trap, as pheas-
ants are beaten to the waiting guns in
England. If all goes well the guerrillas
hit a "stop." This is a concentration of
fire power, usually along a river line. As
this is written, two such "bandit hunts"
are under way.
That a handful of bedraggled Communist
guerrillas could so challenge British power,
even while most of the people here are
active British allies, is a remarkable fact,
and a fact which American military plan-
ners would do well to study. For guerrilla
warfare, that most primitive form of war-
fare, is changing the face of postwar Asia.
(Copyright, 1949, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)

The University Choral Union
wil hold its first full rehearsal
Tues., Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Haven Hall.
All members will please come suf-
ficiently early as to be seated on
The Chorus will perform Han-
del's "Messiah" in two Christmas
concerts, Dec. 10 and 11, under
Conductor Lester McCoy; and will
perform three choral works under
the baton of 'Thor Johnson with
the Philadelphia Orchestra at the
May Festival.
Carillon Recital by Percival
Price, University Carillonneur,
7:15 Monday evening, Oct. 10. The
program will open with the Vic-
tors, followed by selections from
Ottone and Sosarmes by Handel;
a group of arrangements and a
composition for carillon by Wil-
liam Bender; two Welsh airs, and
selections from Iolanthe by Sir Ar-
thur Sullivan.
This program will be repeated
by Prof. Price at 7:15 p.m., Wed.,
Oct. 12.
Museum of Art, Alumni Memor-
ial Hall. Jazz by Matisse: Hayter's
Five Personages, weekdays 9 to 5,
Sundays 2 to 5. The public is in-
Events Today
Graduate Outing Club: Meet
at 2:15 p.m., Northwest Entrance,
Rackham Building, for autumn
hike. Graduate students welcome.
Phi Iota Alpha presents BO-


A.S.M.E. Smoker:- Speaker:
James M. Todd, National Presi-
dent, 7:30 p.m., Mon., Oct. 10,
Union Ballroom. Engineers and{
faculty invited.
Acolytes Meeting: Prof. William
Frankena will speak on "Obliga-
tion and Ability." Mon., Oct. 10,
7:30 p.m., West Conference Room,
Rackham Bldg. Open to the pub-
UWF: Meeting, Tues., Oct. 11,
Union, 4 p.m. Election of delegates
to national convention.
Complete chorus and cast re-,
hearsal of Tug Week's "Soph Sa-
tire": Mon., Oct. 10, 4-6 p.m., ABC
Room, League.
Monday. Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Hill
Women of the University Fac-
ulty: Tea, 4 to 6 p.m., Wed., Oct.
12. 4th floor clubroom, League.
La p'tite causette: Monday, 3:30
p.m., Grill Room, League.
U. of M. Dames: General meet-
ing, 8 p.m., Assembly Room, Rack-
ham Bldg., Tues., Oct. 11.
Sociedad Hispanica: Social hour,
Mon., Oct. 10, 4 to 6 p.m., Interna-
tional Center. All students of
Spanish and natives are invited.
Deutscher Verein Kaffeeklatsch:
Mon., Oct. 10, 4:30-6 p.m., Hussey
Room, League. Students and fac-
ulty members invited.
U. of M. Midshipman's Club:
Meeting, Tues., Oct. 11, 7 p.m.,
Rm. 3-D, Union.
DEVALUATION is costing the
D French.-Government some un-
easy hours. The extent of unease
may be sensed by the official re-
port at the weekend that France
would ask for an international con-
ference to deal with the effectsof
the reduction in the value of the
pound, the franc and other cur-
rencies .Later came an explana-
tion, whilch explained nothing,
that the report was due to an
One thing the French Govern-
ment is trying hard to do is to
convince the French people that
devaluation has been forced on
France from outside.
Now it would seem that the
franc could have held its own in

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currency markets had not a wave
of currency devaluations been set
in motion. Yet, since franc deval-
dation threatens an increase in
French living costs, and the trade
unions are demanding wage in-
creases to meet these rises, and the
wage increases would send up the
prices of things France wants to
sell to the world-it does not
help the French much to say that
devaluation is not their fault.
-The Christian Science Monitor
A wonderful fact to reflect upon,
that every human creature is con-
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-Charles Dickens





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aerial ! crashed into?
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