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IT IS NOW generally conceded that CIO
backing of any candidate running for
mayor of Detroit is the equivalent of the
kiss of death.
Time and again since 1937, when the
CIO first actively entered Detroit politics,
its candidates have gone down to defeat
under an avalanche of opposition votes.
As an example of the negative effective-
ness .of 0C0political action, take the case of
former mayor Edward J. Jeffries.
Despite the bitter opposition of the CIO,
he was elected in 1943 and reelected in 1945,
piling up large majorities in the process. So
CIO chieftains decided to adopt the strategy
of "If you can't beat him, join him."
After several top-level conferences, the
CIO announced that there had been a
conciliation, that Jeffries and the CIO
agreed substantially on important issues,j
and that the union would support Jeffries
for re-election in 1947.
When the last vote had been counted, the
once-popular mayor had suffered a crush-
ing defeat-undoubtedly causecd largely by
his CIO support.
** s
WILL HISTORY repeat itself this year?
All indications are that it will.
In the recent primary elections for
mayor, City Council president, George
Edwards, backed by the CIO, fell more
than 50,000 votes behind front-running
Alfred Cobo, the colorless city treasurer.
Yet, in previous City Council elections,
Edwards had proved himself to be Detroit's
best vote-getter since Mayor (later Senator)
James Couzens. -
But now, with the November 8 election
fast approaching, Edwards is conceded as
much chance as a Democrat in Washtenaw
There are several reasons for the CIO's
record of defeats, but the most important is
the union's failure' to turn out the working-
man's vote.
In the September' primary, approxi-
mately 35 per cent of Detroit's electorate
went to the polls. Among the auto work-
ers, however, the figure was as low as 10
per cent in many plants.
On the other hand, CIO support of Ed-
wards automatically turned Detroit's three
newspapers and many voters (especially in
the conservative, northwestern section of the
citly) against him.
THE CIO assumed a responsibility when it
indorsed Edwards-the responsibility of
overcoming the anti-Edwards votes created
by its support.
But, so far, the CIO and its Political
Action Committee have done very little
to live up to that responsibility.
Many workers didn't know until too late
that a primary election had been held, let
alone who was running. There was no con-
certed educational drive, few posters and
circulars, and not the slightest effort to
explain why the union supported Edwards.
The results were general apathy in the
factories and shops and a small union vote
at the polls.
Unless the Political Action Committee of
the CIO stages a miracle of organization and
information before November 8, certain de-
feat faces George Edwards, latest victim of
the political kiss of death.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

EVERYONE HAD FUN at the Nelson Eddy
"show" Sunday night at Hill Audito-
rium. Mr. Eddy and his accompanist, Theo-
dore Paxson, sent their audience off in smil-
ing good humor after an evening of quips,
informal folksiness, and some singing, too.
As the star of the evening, Nelson Eddy
made no attempt to detach himself from
his audience in the guise of an extolled
artist. Instead, he exhibited a warm and
charming personality which most cer-
tainly won a great many Ann Arbor
The evening's musical offerings were in-
deed generous in number and idiom. There
were American and Russian folk-songs, Ger-
man lieder, French songs from the impres-
sionist and romantic school, and perennial
contemporary American recital songs-all
delivered with a sizeable amount of charac-
ter, musical understanding, and, in full
agreement with all reports, excellent enun-
ciation. Footh the singer and his audience
revelled most heartily in the humorous songs
like Strauss' "Fur funfzehn Pfennige," and;
Hugo Wolf's "Der Rattenfanger." Enthus-
iastically, the audience demanded to hear
such Eddy-isms as "Rosemarie," "Shortnin'

Washington Merry-Go-Round

Letters to the Editor




WASHINGTON-It's been a long time.
since the U.S. Navy hung the son of the
U.S. Secretary of War, John C. Spencer, "at
the yard-arm of the Brig Somers for in-
subordination and attempted mutiny," but
there's always been a certain amount of in-
subordination in the Navy not unlike that
flaringin the headlines today.
There was the case when the admirals,
through their mouthpiece, the Navy League,
called their commander-in-chief Herbert
Hoover "abysmally ignorant." There was the
case when the admirals, led by Hilary P.
Jones, sabotaged Secretary of State Henry
L. Stimson on 8-inch-gun cruisers. And there
was the bitter attack on Stimson'sxwar rec-
ord, carried on sub rosa by the admirals.
Looking back over the last three dec-
ades, the Navy has battled much more
vigorously against its Republican com-
mander-in-chief than against the Demo-
crats. This is partly because, under Frank-
lin D. Roosevelt, a former assistant naval
secretary, there was almost nothing the
Navy wanted that it could not get.
One reason the admirals are so irate to-
day, of course, is that their inside drag with
the White House is no more. Not only was
Harry Truman an artillery captain during
World War I, but his very close friend, Maj.
Gen. Harry Vaughan, is interested in the
Army, not the Navy.
* * *
READING A BOOK written 17 years ago, I
came across this paragraph:
"Leaks are among the admirals' most ef-
fective means of propagandizing. When a

White House decision has gone against them,
when the State Department is carrying on a
negotiation which the admirals oppose, when
they fail to get their full appropriation, then
the safest and best strategy is to leak.
"They do this to the press or to a dis-
creet member of Congress. Both channels
are effective. A furore is stirred up. The
President or the State Department is pic-
tured as stripping the country of its de-
fense and baring its bosom to the enemy
-and after all the furore has subsided,
the admirals usually find themselves on
The public has largely forgotten it, but
twice the Navy has been given complete
and lengthy hearings by Congress, and each
time Congress ruled against the Navy. Fol-
lowing which the admirals refused to accept
the Congressional decision.
EARLY THIS YEAR, when the new unifi-
cation bill was under consideration, it
was proposed that naval officers have the
right to transfer to the Air Force or the
Army; but the Naval lobby opposed.
Not much was said about it, and the report
is still secret, but real trouble with the
Navy today is the Bikini bomb test. When
cruisers and battleships were found to have
been radioactive months after Bikini, and
finally had to be taken out in the sea and
sunk you can understand why the Navy is
getting out-of-date. Bikini vessels which
came within range of the atomic fumes
couldn't even be saved for scrap iron. That's
the key to the admirals' woes.
(Copyright, 1949, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

-Daily-Kirk Hampton

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At the Michigan:
'vodvil' acts and a movie called "One Last
Fling," which really is.
VAUDEVILLE has made an auspicious re-
' turn to the Ann Arbor boards and when
you compare the five acts put on by the
four-a-day entertainers to the movie, you
begin to wonder why the cinema didn't fold
Let's dispense with the movie by saying
that what there was of it belongs entirely
to Ransome Sherman. There's very little
justification for the cavorting of the vari-
ous celebrities-simply a messy marital
problem between Alexis Smith and Zach-
ary Scott, with kibitzing by Ransome. The
plot is held together rather loosely by
coincidence, which is also the means to
the resolution.
But the stage show is well worth the price
of admission. Little Sugar Chile Robinson
is at home on the boards and his musical
ability is phenomenal. He has a warm per-
sonality and a wide smile which captivates
the hearts of the onlookers.
Jack Meyand is one of the best uni-
cycle jugglers I have ever seen and his
repertoire is amazing. Each time he per-
forms a difficult maneuver, you're sure
it's his last, the climax, but he comes back
with more.
Bredice and Olsen don't quite reach the
level of entertainment of the other perform-
ers but the former knows his way around the
keyboard of the accordion andchis partner is
an energetic little bundle of curves with s'
knack of giving motion to a vocal.
Barr and Estes go through a few old
jokes, but they're refreshing now that
vaudeville is back, and their dancing is
a little on the unusual side. You'll like
the impersonation of a college girl walking
the streets-with and withqut a girdle.
Finally, Alma Michaels puts a menagerie
of canines through paces which are gen-
uinely reminiscent of old-time vaudeville at
its best. This you have to see to appreciate.
In all, ,you have the odd feeling that these
people have done nothing but practice and
wait for this opportunity ever since vaude-
ville suffered its unfortunate demise. There
was only one person on the stage who looked
old enough to have been a part of the great
American stage tradition.
-B. S. Brown.

"At the State .. .

NOT WANTED, with Sally Forrest, Keefe
Brasselle, Leo Penn and numerous illegiti-
mate babies.
HIGHLY-TOUTED as a movie full of social
significance and great lessons, "Not
Wanted". emerges as what we should have
expected-a grade B picture.
It could have been a fine film, with the
potentially dynamic subject-matter of un-
wed mothers who are victims of heredity,
environment, and themselves. But what re-
sulted from the effort is a highly-exag-
gerated, almost farcical movie with a high
grade moron as its heroine.
The result of it all is that the only lesson
the audience can pick up is: If you are
blessed with a dull-witted daughter, be kind
to her and try to understand her.
The responsibility for all this wasted effort
rests largely with the script and direction.
Sally Forrest, as the unwed mother, seems
to do all that is expected of her, as do
Keefe Brasselle, who redeems her from dis-
honor, and Leo Penn, the pianist who caused
the trouble.
They join with the lesser members of the
cast to kick up a terrific ruckus, probably
trying to help one forget what caused it all.
The total effect is one of unreality.
The 19-year-old Sally, bravely carrying
her child, could also pass for a dope addict
as she goes through scene after scene in a
blank-faced daze. As a young waitress who
finds love with a transient pianist, she sur-
vives his departure and falls into the arms
of a filling-station manager before she learns
that she is pregnant.
Her redeemer's behavior is just too up-
standing for belief. In toto, the only believ-
able scene in the movie 'is that in which
Sally speaks to, and cries over, the'unfor-
tunate child from whom she will soon have
to part.
Main fault is the basic fallacy in the
plot: a girl as naive and slow-witted as Sally
would have resignedly kept the child and
never batted an eye.
-Fran Ivick.
Those persons who are burning to display
heroism may rest assured that the course of
social evolution will offer them every oppor-
-Havelock Ellis

(Continued from Page 3)
Commmission announces openings
for Junior Professional Assistant,
,Junior Management Assistant, and
Junior Agricultural Asst. The clos-
ing date for applications is Nov. 8.
Junior Professional Assistant in-
cludes openings for economist,
mathematician, social science an-
alyst and statistician, and several
of the sciences. Junior Agricul-
tural Assistant includes all the
natural sciences applying to agri-
culture and forestry. Students
who will receive their degree by
June 1950 may apply. Age limits,
18 to 35.
Additional information may be
obtained at the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 3528 Administration
The Detroit Civil Service Com-
mission announces an examina-
tion for Technical Aid. Filing pe-
riod expires Oct. 21. Additional
information may be obtained at
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528
Administration Building.
Placement Registration: Univer-
sity Bureau of Appointments and
Occupational Information will
hold its annual registration (see
schedule below) for February.
June and August graduates as well
as graduate students or staff mem-
bers who wish to register.
It is most important to register
NOW because the Bureau contin-
ues to serve its registrants after
graduation by helping them secure
better positions. There will be
only one registration period dur-
ing the academic year. Registra-
tion material will be given out at
the meeting. No material will be
distributed before the meetings.
The Bureau has two placement
divisions: TEACHING and GEN-
ERAL. The TEACHING division
covers all types of teaching posi-
tions as well as other positions in
the educational field. The GEN-
ERAL division includes service to
people seeking positions in busi-
ness, industry and positions other
than teaching. It is important to
register NOW because employers
are already asking for February.
and June graduates. There is no
fee for registering at this time.
After the regular enrollment, a
late registration fee of $1:00 is
charged by the University.
On Mon., Oct. 17, at 4:10 p.m. a
meeting will be held in the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall for those inter-
ested in GENERAL placement.
On Tues., Oct. 18, at 4:10 p.m. a
meeting will be held in Rackham
Lecture Hall for those interested
Those interested in registering
in both divisions are invited to at-
tend both meetings as different
material will be covered in the two
Architecture Lecture: Marcel
Breuer, internationally known
contemporary architect, will lec-
ture on modern architecture
Thurs., Oct. 13, 4:15 p.m., Archi-
tecture Auditorium. The public is
Academic Notices
Notice to all freshmen who
missed any or all of the tests giv-

en during orientation week, Sept.
23 and 24:
The make-up examination for
all who missed any part of the
tests given Friday afternoon, Sept.
23, will be given on Thurs., Oct.
13, Rackham Lecture Hall, 7 p.m.
The make-up examination for
all who missed any part of the
tests given Saturday morning,
Sept. 24, will be given on Wed.,
Oct. 12, Rackham Lecture Hall, 7
Students who missed the entire
testing program will be required
to report for both testing sessions.
English 149 (Playwriting) will
meet in 315A Haven Hall, instead
of 304 South Wing, Tuesday at
7:30 p.m.
Doctoral Examination for Har-
ry James Aroyan, Chemical Engi-
neering; thesis: "Vapor-Liquid
Equilibria in the Hydrogen, N-Bu-
tane System at Temperatures
from 75 to -200 degrees F and
Pressures from 300 to 8,000 pounds
per square inch," Wed., Oct. 12,
3201 .East Engineering Bldg., 3
p.m. Chairman, D. L. Katz.
Preliminary Ph.D. Examination
in Economics will be held during
the week beginning Mon, Oct. 31.
Each student planning to take
these examinations should leave
with the Secretary of the Depart-
ment not later than Sat., Oct. 15,
his name, the three fields in which
he desires to be examined, and his
field of- specialization.
Makeup examination for Philos-
ophy 33 (Logic) and Philosophy 34
(Types of Philosophy) will be held
this Thurs., Oct. 13, 7 p.m., 1020
Angell Hall.
AE 160 SEMINAR meets in 1504
E E on Wed., Oct. 12, 4:15 p.m. Mr.
K. Segal from the Aerophysics
group of the Aeronautical Re-
search Center at Willow Run Air-
port will speak "On problems in
fluid dynamics in the upper atmos-
phere." Visitors welcome.
Engineering Mechanics Semi-
nar: The second of a series of
seminar meetings sponsored by
the Engineering Mechanics De-
partment will be held Wed., Oct.
12, 4 p.m., 101 W. Engineering
Bldg. Mr. Robert W. Peach will
discuss "A Solution of a Plate
Problem by Relaxation Methods."
All interested persons welcome.
Chemical Colloquium:'Dr. C. C.
Templeton will speak on "Water-
Salt-Organic Solvent Systems,"
1400 Chemistry, 4:15 p.m., Wed.,
Oct. 12. All interested persons in-
,Graduate Students expecting to
receive the master's or doctor's de-
gree in February 1950, must hav6
their diploma applications in the
Graduate School Office by Sat-
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.
The University Choral Union
will hold its first full rehearsal
Tues., Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Haven Hall.
All members will please come suf-

The Daily accords its readers the
privilege of submitting letters for
publication in this column. Subject
to space limitations, the general pol-
icy is to publish in the order in which
theyare received all letters bearing
the writer's signature and address.
Letters exceeding 300 words, repeti-
trous letters and letters of a defama-
tory character or such letters which
for any other reason are not in good
taste will not be published. The
editors reserve the privilege of con-
densing letters.
Literary Magazine .. .
To the Editor:
THE UNIVERSITY takes pride,
and justly so, in its reputation
for providing rich fields to nourish
and develop talent in the various
arts. Its record speaks for itself;
one has only to scan the impres-
sive list of nationally and often
internationally recognized writers
and artists that it has produced
to be convinced that this reputa-
tion is valid.
But at the same time this pres-
tige does obscure a very signifi-
cant flaw in the general program;
namely, the promulgation of the
creative and critical work being
done. Even the two publications on
campus which supposedly serve
this purpose are, by their very na-
ture, limited. The Daily supplies
space for few critical articles and
those which do appear are usually
concerned with a local concert,
movie or play-at times more an
impressionistic comment than an
objective criticism.
The Gargoyle absorbs a few
short stories and poems, but its
purpose- is primarily that of a
humor rather than a literary mag-
azine. Consequently, the amount
of published criticism and creative
writing is almost negligible when
compared to the amount produced
by students. The student literary
magazine is conspicuously absent
at Michigan. Furthermore, I know
of no organ on campus which re-
produces the work of art students
and arcitects, or which publishes
critical papers by students in these
two fields. The development of
modern dance here has suffered
because of the general unaware-
ness of students and administra-
tion alike of its importance in the
contemporary scene. The more
closely we examine the situation,
the more limits and voids appear.
The obvious answer to this
problem is the formation of one
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.
Events Today
Le Cerele Francais: First meet-
ing, 8 p.m., League. Election of of-
ficers. A short talk by Prof.
Charles E. Koella, of the Romance
Language Department: "L'Europe
a vol d'oiseau." All students on
campus are invited to become
I.Z.F.A.: All song and dance
group meet at 8 p.m., Union.
Everybody welcome
Sigma Rho Tau, engineering
speech society: Annual SMOKER,
7:30 p.m., Union. Speaker: Prof.
Lay. All freshman and transfer
students invited.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society:
Rehearsal for all chorus and prin-
cipals, 7:30 p.m., League.
Wolverine Club: Regular meet-
ing, 7:30 p.m., Union. All interest-
ed students, coeds included, invit-

ed. :Bring eligibility cards.
Russian Circle Meeting: 8 p.m.,
International Center. Visitors in-
Polonia Club: Meeting and pro-
gram, 7:30 p.m., Rm. 3B, Union
(not at International Center as
previously announced). Visitors
U. of M. Midshipman's Club:
Meeting, 7 p.m., Rm. 3-D, Union.
Complete chorus and cast re-
hearsal of Tug Week's "Soph Sa-
tire": 4-6 p.m., ABC Room, League.
Christian Science Organization:
Testimonial meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Upper Room, Lane Hall.
NSA: Congress delegation to
meet 4 p.m., Union.
Varsity Debate: Meeting, 4203
(Continued on Page 5)

magazine to represent the five ma-
jor arts. The Inter-Arts Associa-
tion would appear to be a logical
sponsor of this magazine. How-
ever, a venture of this magnitude
would also require the support of
the student body and administra-
tion to.underwrite a portion of the
initial investment.
The publication of such a quar-
terly is decidedly germane to the
interests of the University. It will
provide a central outlet for the
promulgation of original work and
at one stroke remove the prev-
iously mentioned deficiencies. It
will serve as a general stimulus
for the young writer or artist to
supplement the individual one
that he receives in class. It will
restore much of the intellectual
ferment that will be lost by the
mass exodus of veterans in June.
And finally, it will be a concrete
fruition of the concept of liberal
education to which the University
is dedicated.
-Ted Solataroff.
* * *
'Last Chance' .. .
To the Editor:
LETMGM take some of the
credit for bringing out "The
Search," but let us try to give
everybody his due share.
Perhaps your reviewer Jim
Graham would be less puzzled
over Hollywood's motivation if he
realized that the film was due to a
joint effort of MGM and Praesons
A. G., Zurich, the Swiss Company
that did such excellent jobs on
"The Last Chance" and "Marie
Louise," movies which concern
themselves with the fortunes of
civilian victims of the war, with-
out openly favoring any side and
without indulging in politics alto-
"The Last Chance," or "Die
Gezeichneten" as it is called in
German, was filmed in Bavaria,
most of it in Nuernberg. David
Wechsler, who worked on the
script and also collaborated in the
writing of "The Last Chance,"
came to America to arrange about
showings of the film. Dr. Wechsler
stopped in Ann Arbor in March
1948 and gave a talk on Switzer-
land, at the Rackham.
Unfortunately the picture failed
to reach a great American audi-
ence despite the sympathetic per-
formances of Montgomery Clift,
Aline MacMahon, opera singer
Jarmila Novotna (whose screen
debut this was, I believe) and little
Ivan Jandl, a Czech refugee who
plays the boy's part.
Somehow, the DP problem has
not been driven home to Ameri-
cans as a whole. Senator McCar-
ran is much more concerned with
importing Spanish shepherds for
the sheep ranches of his Nevada
than providing a haven for the
survivors of extermination camps,
who still see the gas chamber as
the destination of every bus ride.
-William W. Stephenson, Jr.




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WASHINGTON-Through no fault of the
Air Force, there is an important grain
of truth among the volumes of dusty chaff
that are being so angrily blown about the
Capitol by the embattled naval aviators. Our
defense has not been balanced since the war;
it is not balanced today, and if present plans
are followed, it will not be balanced for a
long time to come.
This is so because our civilian political
leaders have chosen to gamble on the de-

strategic aviation plus an atomic stockpile
represents an attempt to escape both of the
dilemma's extremely uncomfortable horns.
By the standards of modern war, it is only
moderately expensive to maintain the nec-
essary groups of B-29s and B-36s and to
push forward with the atomic energy pro-
gram. Yet it can be (and is) argued that the
Soviet Union will never risk aggression, while
the masters of the Kremlin know their coun-




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