THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1949 .
-Eev w + J O u
by b. s. brown
THIS MAY SOUND like treason, but I like Northwestern.
Those who make the decisions at the Evanston institution have
adopted an adult attitude towards the members of the fairer sex who
attend their university. And the attitude helped to make a lot of Michi-
gan men amiable after 4:30 p.m. last Saturday.
It seemed as though half of the Michigan student body made
the trek to the western shore of Lake Michigan for the game. At
Willard Hall (one of the women's dorms-capacity 300), a quick
glance at the expectant male faces revealed that old Stockwell-
Mosher-Jordan-Cook-Newberry-Barbour-NWD look. And for good
reason. Most of the men-folk were transported Ann Arborites.
The Stevens Hotel was rocked by Michigan parties. Every major
nite club in the Windy City-which is a mere fifty minutes from the
Evanston campus-was invaded by the AA horde. Except for the out-
come of the grid battle, the Michiganders seemed to be "Having
There were hours for the Evanston lasses, but they were rea-
sonable. Curfew tolled at two. It made the typical three-and-one-
half-hour Ann Arbor date seem ridiculous.
There were many Ann Arbor men who refused to discuss UM hours
-they had begun to feel that Northwestern had something which
could top Michigan besides a football team.
How's this for a comparison? There are the 10:30, 12:30, 11:00,
several 1:30 and two 4:00 curfews here. For the freshmen at North-
western, the weekday sign-in comes at 10:00 but the weekends are at-
tractive. It's two a.m. on Friday and Saturday and back to 10:00 on
... the frosh fair ones get two 2:30's a month which can be
taken at any time during the week except Sunday. In addition,
they have two weekends a month during whtch time they can
leave campus for boundaries untold and three nights a month
which they can spend at any other house on campus.
The sophs and upperclasswomen have better deals. Their week-
end hours are the same, but they come in for more of those special
hours than their younger dorm-mates.
If I sound like Benedict Arnold, attribute my convictions to an
envious, but appreciative, nature. I like Northwestern.
ATTN JAZZ ADDICTS: I can't recall having seen the story, but the
incomparable Sidney Bechet is no longer with us. The soprano
sax champ of Dixieland jazz broke his contract with Jazz, Ltd., a very
fine Chi nite spot, and incurred the wrath of the musicians' union
when he hopped a boat for France recently.
Though Jazz, Ltd. owner Bill Reinhardt, who does mighty nice
things with a clarinet, was perturbed when he lost his star attrac-
tion, he came up with one of the best trumpeters in the biz as a
And what a combine Reinhardt had performing before a large, and
nomadic group of Michi-ganderers. Lloyd Philips was at the key-
board, Chief Moore, a guy who measures one yard from seam to seam,
toyed with the trombone and effortless Big Sid Catlett displayed his
usual-and remarkable-finesse on the drums.
The keeper of the bar nodded at Chief Moore, a full-blooded In-
dian from Arizona, last Sunday morning and said, "There's a guy who
can play all day and all night. He's got two sets of lungs-uses one set
at a time."
ONE LAST WILDCAT fling: A bouquet to Willard Hall and. the Pi
Phi house at Evanston. Lou, Evelyn and Helen, the Willards, and
Sandy, the Pi Phi, are today's recipients. They admitted Northwestern
was lucky to win.
That covers everything for today.
It is this:
That, amid the welter of assassination,
intrigue and autocratic rule in this ancient
cockpit, the prestige and power of the
United States stands out like a gleaming
The official related this episode to prove
Following the attempted slaying some
months ago of the Shah of Iran, he imposed
iron-handed martial rule. The Iranian press
particularly felt the weight of the Shah's
fury. Seventeen liberal, non-Communist
newspapers were suppressed and their editors
thrown into jail. He also ordered them
tried on charges of subversive activities.
To support these charges, articles dating
back as far as 20 years were brought into
court against the editors.
Despite these extreme measures, only six
U.S. Ambassador in Iran is John Wiley.
An able, tough-minded career man, he has
been an outstanding success in his delicate
and arduous post. A firm believer in d'emoc-
ra i and freedom6f the press, Wiley, pri-
vately, was shocked by the autocratic per-
secution of the editors. But because it was
stirctly an internal affair, he meticulously
*kept hands of f until after the editors
Several days later, Wiley sent each of them
a small package. It consisted of one pack
of American cigarettes-with Wiley's per-
Nothing was written on the card. Also,
there was nothing secret about Wiley's ac-
tion. His chauffeur delivered the packages
to the prison and turned them over to the
warden to give to the editors. That was
all there was to it.
The shah; of course, was immediately in-
formed. Also, he got the point.
The following day, the editors were par-
EHIND-THE-SCENES, the most widely
publicized merger between Amvets and
AVC has gotten nowhere. Reason is strong
rank-and-file opposition in both veteran
organizations. At the bottom of this are two
factors: Amvet membership is much more
conservative than AVC, and a confidential
memorandum was sent out by AVC comman-
der Harold A. Keats. In this document, he
stresses the financial benefits that will
accrue to Amvets by absorbing the 35,000
AVC dues-paying members.
AVC officials are aware that Amvet's
headquarters is hard upand that its national
officers draw $35,000 a year in salaries and
V.P.'S "DOMESTIC AFFAIRS"
tENATOR CONNALLY came up with an-
other subtle crack about the widow from
St. Louis when he introduced Vice President
"Barkley used to be a member of the
Foreign Relations Committee," explained
Connally, "but recently he has taken more
interest in domestic affairs."
The Senator from Texas lost his good hu-
mor, however, by the time Senate Majority
Leader Scott Lucas rose to speak. The
speeches had begun to drag, and Lucas
suggested: "Mr. Chairman, I think it is
about time for us to go. I don't have any-
thing to say."
"Well, if you feel that way, you can go!"
Lucas reddened, but went ahead with a
'YT T .fl A rm - I- 0..-. .LL.t
by STEWARt ALSOP
BATAVIA, Dutch East Indies-A new state
is now almost certain to be born here,
perhaps before the year ends. The United
States of Indonesia will have seventy million
people, and the richest resources of any na-
tion in the world, save the United States
and the Soviet Union. The birth of. this
nation will rank in importance with the
freeing of India and the Communist victory
in China. What will the new state be like?
In trying to answer that question, the
first place to look is at the men who will
hold power. By and large, these are men of
stature. President Soekarno (who has no
first name, to the discomfiture of American
journalists) is a magnetic orator. Some ob-
servers believe that, like most orators, he is
somewhat dazzled by his own genius. But
he is an authentic leader, and a useful sym-
bol of unity. Vice president and Premier
Mohammed Hatta is less colorful, but he is
probably more capable.
AMONG THE LESS well known figures
there are good men, like the Sultan of
Jogjakarta, who will play an important role
in the new regime, and Mohammed Rum, a
shrewd diplomat who is now negotiating suc-
cessfully with the Dutch. - Soekarno's most
likely rival for first place is the former
President, Sutan Sjahrir, a brilliant man
with delicate hands and cautious eyes, who
has recently been remaining carefully in
the background. Sjahrir is a socialist, and
he will provide the leadership for what the
new state will certainly need-a left-wing
All the Indonesian leaders have one
thing in common; they all call themselves
"Doctor" to signalize their academic
achievements. They are all intellectuals, in
the European sense of the word. They
are men of intelligence and character.
Yet they are in some ways hardly more
equipped for the task which confronts
them than the intellectual editors of,
say, "The New Republic" are equipped
to run the United States.
For these intellectual Indonesians will be
faced with some downright appalling prob-
T TNDER SUCH circumstances, it is senti-
imin, his chief lieutenant, and Sjarifoedden,
a Republican renegade, were the key fig-
ures in this attempt. All three have been
shot by the Republicans. But Communism
is hydra-headed, and Indonesia is the rich-
est prize in Southeast Asia. There is no
doubt at all that sooner or later Moscow
will try again.
In view of all this, why is the United
States now firmly supporting the Na-
tionalist movement here? For one thing,
there is no practical alternative. But there
is another, and better reason. In a sov-
ereign United States of Indonesia the
Communists will be deprived of their two
most deadly weapons in Asia, nationalism
and land hunger. Indonesia will be free,
and (for this the Dutch can take credit)
there is very little absentee landlordism in
There are further grounds for hoping
that American policy will pay off. The In-
donesian leaders are intelligent enough to
see their own weaknesses. They are expected
to ask the capable Dutch technicians and
civil servants to stay on. With the Dutch
technicians and Indonesian leaders working
together, it should be possible to prevent
administrative breakdowns, see that these
islands' vast resources are wisely exploited,
and go forward confidently with the task
of building the new nation.
First, of course, there will be a period of
intense disorganization. But this country
can have a stable government and a stable
economy on one condition. The United
States, which has played so large a part
in this new nation's birth, must continue
to give Indonesia aid and support. And this
must be done as part of a new, broadly
planned American policy in Asia, which will
need to rely on a prosperous, anti-Com-
munist, free Indonesia as a major barrier
to the Kremlin's Asiatic designs.
(Copyright, 1949, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)
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as their cars are parked properly
and do not block any entrance or
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THE SUBJECT of discrimination
because of race, creed or color
on campus is not a pleasant one,
but it is one that must be faced.
On last Thursday the Executive
Board of the Young Democrats
took a positive step toward the
facing of this question. They de-
cided to put on the agenda of
their organization the question of
whether the Student Legislator
should place upon the ballot in
the forthcoming campus election a
referendum on whether student
organizations recognized by the
University of Michigan should be
permitted to maintains constitu-
tional provisions which discrim-
inate because of race, creed or
There will be a meeting tonight
of the Young Democrats at the
Union at 7:30 p.m. in Room 3B.
We cordially invite any interested
parties to attend this meeting to
approve or disapprove of this sug-
-Lyn H. Marcus,
Chairman, U. of M. Young
Library Rule .. .
To the Editor:
I NEED A BOOK from the Main
Library, but this book is now
in circulation. A faculty member
has it for months. He already re-
ceived three or more post-cards
informing him that someone wants
that book. I am sorry to say that
as there is no other incentive for
a Faculty Member to bring back
a book but good will, I just have
For a faculty member is en-
titled to keep a book as long as
he wants without incurring any
penalties. I suppose this rule is
based on the idea that faculty
members are reliable and conscious
of their duties, but it appears to
be different, why do not they pay'
as the regular students. After all
it would be more democratic and
the Library's books would not be
used only by a small group of
* * *
Nonsense Jinx.. .
To the Editor:
I CANNOT HELP thinking that
maybe the Wolverines' unfor-
tunate situation is due to the re-
vival of so-called traditions and
the spirit of rah-rah, otherwise
known as nonsense.
While I have nothing against
harmless nonsense, I feel that the
god of football may be offended
by such outlandish practices. Be-
fore that Army game, there was a
torch-lit parade and rally that
had all the mass hysteria of a
mass meeting of the Ku Klux Klan
or the National Socialist Party.
Tlie next day, the West Pointers
The Northwestern game was
played in Illinois, so the Union
held a mixer,complete with five-
piece orchestra that sounded like
fifty. There was such a crowd that
one girl managed to sneak out the
front door. But when one member
of the distaff expressed the desire
to watch the game on the tele-
vision screen downstairs, she was
told that the (half-filled) cafeteria
was only for men.
Needless to say, the Wildcats
upset the Wolverines. Perhaps, if
we returned to sanity and stopped
following all traditions slavishly
we could win some more football
To the Editor:
THE WHITNEY Theatre of Ann
Arbor usually presents lower
"Grade B" Westerns and crime
melodramas as its bill of fare and
hence student patronage is slight.
Occasionally, however, the Whit-
ney presents a film which attracts
a considerable number of students
and such was the case Saturday
evening when a production
starring James Mason and Robert
Ryan was given. The companion
to this was a mere Whitney pres-
entation-an Alaskan adventure
with one of Hollywood's cowboy
actors transformed into a Cana-
While the latter picture was
being shown, the University stu-
dents in the audience gave such
an exhibition of callous, uncivil
and discourteous behavior that the
feelings aroused in me at the time
were such as to warrant the pen
of a Jonathan Swift to express.
These depraved students, these de-
graded sophisticates of your fra-
ternities must jeer, stamp and ap-
plaud at .instances in the film
which held the theatre's usual,
regular patrons in emotional en-
thrallment. They must display
their ability to recognize naive
dramatics - they must express
their learned little asinine selves
though they tear down the theatre
in so doing.
What is it about your educa-
tional / processes which siphons
from a human being the small de-
gree of sensitivity and awareness
toward humanity in general that
he had to begin with?
"DEAD SOLDIER," old collo-
quillism for empty bottle, is
possibly in recognition of the fact
that the spirits have departed.
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AMONG THE USUAL gullible freshmen
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Now Barnoby, there aren't really
any haunted houses. That television
. . _
I don't know why they'd go to
the trouble of broadcasting
Hello, Mr. O'Malley. How was the movie?
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