THE MIHIGCAN 1 IUL
FRrDAY, NOVEMBER; 11, 1949
FRIDAY, N4)VEMBER 11, 1949
itoa 6 Mote
By LEON JAROFF
A MORNING newspaper looks toward an
election night with anticipation-and
With an early morning deadline and an
opportunity to carry conclusive election
news hours before competitors can, the
position of the morning paper seems highly
Then why the apprehension?
A quick glance at some o the morning
papers of November 3, 1948, is enough to
provide the answer.
The Chicago Tribune, on that fateful
morning, startled its readers with a banner
reading "Dewey Defeats Truman" splashed
across its front page. Later in the day, a
picture showing the same front page in
the hands of a beaming President Truman,
was reprinted all over the world.
It still comes back to haunt the Tribune.
A Detroit paper which showed more
discretion than the Tribune by holding
open its front page for later election re-
turns was nevertheless embarrassed by
its editorial page which referred to
"President Dewey" and explained the
qualifications of his Cabinet.
Even The Daily, which refused to go out
on a limb, finally gave up at 6:30 a.m. and
came out with an inconclusive headline
reading "Democrats Out In Front."
THE GREAT WAR that ended 31 years
ago today has been largely forgotten.
Like all wars, it has found its place
among history books, where its terrible
drama and tragedy has been reduced to a
few graph-covered pages.
It wasn't really a spectacular war, as
modern wars go, because it was fought
largely in trenches and foxholes, with
none of the glamor of dive bombers and
"armored spearheads." In fact, two of
its more awful features, to the American
doughboy anyway, were cooties and mud.
But to the world it meant over nine mil-
lion dead loved ones, and 21 million men
wounded, many never to recover.
Since then, another generation has
fought another war, on the whole, more
glorious and more frightful. But it was'
fought with a cynicism unknown to the
world of thirty years ago, with a feeling
that this second conflict was not a war
to end all wars.
And for years, the day set aside to
celebrate the great armistice has been
marked by resignation to future wars.
If Armistice Day is worth saving, it is
worth more than the usual cynical obser-
vations; we, would save with it some of
the spirit of thankfulness and faith in the
future that characterized its first celebra-
tion. Otherwise, it will mock the struggles of
the past, and condemn all optimism for
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: PETER HOTTON
IT HAPPENS EVERY NOVEMBER
IUCKILY, not every election proves so
- disastrous for the morning press, but
there is always enough doubt to provide
some trying moments and shattered nerves.
Last Tuesday was no exception to the
While election news from all over the
nation poured in to The Daily, the cum-
bersome Detroit election machinery had
accounted for only a tenth of the city's.
mayoralty vote by midnight. Although,
the scattered results indicated that there
was a trend toward Cobo, Edwards could
by no means be counted out of the race.
There was nothing to do, of course, but
make up the remainder of page one and
wait for news from Detroit.
As The Daily's 2 a.m. deadline approached,
the Cobo votes began to pile up, but not
quite enough to establish his victory. Time
wore on and The Daily's election night staff
began to exchange nervous glances.
Shortly before 2, word came from the
Edwards campaign headquarters that an
important statement would be made with-
in a few minutes. To experienced political
observers, as well as those on The Daily,
this could mean only one thing-Edwards
was preparing to concede.
After a hasty conference, it was decided
to extend the deadline until Edwards made
EXTENDING THE DEADLINE
EXTENDING a deadline is not something
done lightly on any newspaper. It can
result in late delivery to homes and news-
stands and costs the newspaper a substaA-
tial amount in overtime pay to its lino-
typists and makeup and press men.
But here was important news which
was scheduled to come in almost im-
mediately. It would have been a disser-
vice to the readers to pass it by.
There was still no news from Detroit as
the hands of the clock in the city room
showed 2:10 and then, 2:20. Finally, at
2:25 a.m., it was decided that there had
been a false alarm; that no statement would
be forthcoming for some time.
Latest Detroit returns were substituted
in the space that had been left for Ed-
ward's statement and The Daily went to
At 2:30, George Edwards announced that
he had conceded the election.
AT A TIME when the phrase "bloc vot-
. ing" is considered ungentlemanly in pol-
itics AIM has come up with something en-
tirely new-"representative" voting.
According to AIM's vice-president Mary
Failer "more effective representation will
lead to better student government." This
all sounds very nice, but Failer adds to
it his own interpretation of representative
And better representation would
be achieved if students would vote for
candidates who live near them."
By this roundabout method Failer has
us right back where we started, unless the
AIM now has some more evil definition of
bloc voting, like "what the fraternities do."
The fact is that a few politicos, and
not the students in general, are trying to
find a basic difference between inde-
pendents and affiliates on which to wage
an election fight. It is a sad commentary
on the condition of the Legislature if
this is the only campaign issue.
We must certainly doubt the existence of
these fraternity independent differences
when we consider the past record of the
The question of discrimination brought
a split in the SL last spring, for example,
along prejudice lines rather than along
lines of housing arrangements. In a
legislature that was more than half af-
filiated the anti-discrimination measures
1-Introduced by the NSA Committee,
which had an affiliated chairman and a
membership which was half affiliated.
2-Turned over to a special discrimina-
tion committee headed by then vice-presi-
dent John Ryder, a fraternity man.
3-Finally passed in the SL by a vote of
27-17, in which the opposition included both
independents and affiliates.
We could go on to mention any num-
ber of other SL measures in which there
has been no split along housing lines; but
the AIM vice-president cannot show us
any vital issue on which they did.
In short, I do not believe that the stereo-
typed fraternity man which the AIM heads
are attacking actually exists. Some frater-
nity men have a lot more in common politi-
cally with some independents than they do
with their own fraternity brothers.
The bonds of the fraternities are sup-
posed to be social fellowship; we are not
being asked to vote someone into mem-
bership in the Thank God It's Friday
Club, but rather into the political frater-
nity of government where ideas and abili-
ty, not sociability, are the deciding factor.
If AIM, IFC, and the other political ac-
tion groups would concentrate on getting
good people for the jobs rather than setting
up these artificial issues the hopes they ex-
press for better student government could
become an actuality.
At the Michigan . .
THE DOCTOR AND THE GIRL . .
Glenn Ford, Gloria DeHaven, and Janet
R EAL DEVOTEES of this particular kind
of art may find that they miss the soap
commercial that ordinarily precedes the
opening scene. ,
Others, myself included, will discover that
it is possible to miss Doctor Kildare.
The picture is concerned with the meta-
morphis of two medical men who are,
deficient in the humanity it takes to
make a doctor. It only takes Glenn Ford
about fifteen minutes to shed the role of
Young Doctor Snob, but his papa, Charles
Coburn is a .tougher nut to crack, and it
takes the entire sloppy ninety minutes
to do the job.
The Girl in the horrible misnomer that
serves for a title is either Janet Leigh, a
poor thing who lands Ford from a sick bed
and humanizes him, or Gloria DeHaven,
Ford's wilfull baby sister, who asserts her
independence by managing to die on the
operating table - of illegitimate childbed
fever, I think.
From the title one might suppose this
to be a comedy. It is not either by accident
or intent. It is a dull tract glorifying the
The theory behind this type of film is
simple. If it's got doctors and operations,
it's got to be good.
-Kirk R. Hampton.
* * *
At the State . ..
JOHNNY STOOL PIGEON, with Howard
Duff, Dan Duryea, and Shelley Winters.
A TALE of the T-Men which makes only
slight pretense to be a dopumentary, this
movie has several deficiencies but is,
nevertheless, an entertaining film.
Largely responsible for its entertain-
ment value are Convict Dan Duryea and
Shelly Winters, who plays her usual role
of the lovable but trampish girl-friend.
The plot and situation are standard fare:
faced with the problem of tracking down
a large organization of dope smugglers and
peddlers, the un-inspired T-Man Duff turns
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
A ROUND the noon hours, any time of day,
for that matter, the University's student
body on wheel and foot is going to and
This is a simple fact of which many of
Ann Arbor's automobile drivers seem to
be ignorant. Several bicycling students
of late have been involved in accidents
which could easily have been averted by
a little more care on the part of the
As a student, bicycle rider and prospec-
tive statistic, I submit this plea to the
automobile drivers for more caution when
driving near the campus.
ettei TO THE EDITOR
The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all lettersrwhichsare 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 wilt
be condensed, edited, or withheld from publication at the discretion of the
Armistice Day . ..
To the Editor:
THIRTY-ONE years ago today
a world anarchy came to an
impasse only to erupt again in
1939 in its greatest fury.
Today the anarchy of the past
is still with us - only in a sub-
dued yet more ripened and more
Today the Russians accuse us
of planning to wage war against
them - so they arm to defend
themselves from us.
Today we accuse the Russians
of planning to wage a war against
us - so we arm to defend our-
selves from them.
Today Russia and the United
States desire security - so today
each arms and promotes the
Today nations spend billions for
weapons of destruction while mil-
licks of people face death by star-
Today the world is ill - yet
neither of the existing doctors can
treat the patient adequately with-
out destroying themselves and the
Today the economic systems are
destined to be tested on the bat-
tlefield - instead of in the eco-
Today we tell Europe it must
unite - avoiding the real fact
that it is the worldhnot Europe
alone which must unite if it is to
continue to exist and progress.
Today Russians and Americans
spend their time searching for
areas of disagreement.
Today their object is to find
ways of disagreeing so as to hast-
en chaos - not ways of agreeing
so as to hasten progress.
Today one who proposes world
peace and progress through world
government is an idealist and one
who defends anarchy is a realist.
Today we are living in a world
of social and economic revolution
amidst a world of political an-
Thus today we MUST have a
political revolution if we are to
satisfy the needs of the social and
economic revolutionists, if we are
to satisfy our and their legitimate
quest for the right to live in peace,
the right to enjoy social and eco-
nomic, as well as political secur-
Today world government is nec-
essary and today world govern-
ment is possible. If you don't be-
lieve the latter, challenge and per-
suade the world peoples and their
leaders to try to make itpossible.
We are not too early, but if we
don't hurry, we unquestionably
will be too late.
Millions have not died in want
so that we -might dedicate our-
selves annually to promote war.
They died so that we (Yes, you
and Me) might have an opportun-
ity to work for peace. We be-
trayed them once, must we do it
campaign in support of their pro-
gram to remove "questions relating
to race, religion, or nationality and
requests for a photograph" from
applications to schools of the Uni-
versity. This campaign consists of
petitions signed by University stu-
dents in agreement with the pro-
gram of the Committee.
Almost coincidentally the Young
Progressives of America at the
University instigated a similar
campaign of pamphlets which pre-
sent the issue, state the plan (pre-
sumably the plan of Y.P.A.), and
request the reader's support of the
Committee to End Discrimination.
At the bottom of the page is a
coupon-form reply - this is to be
filled in by the reader (name, ad-
dress, etc.) following the state-
ment, "I am interested in the
Young Progressives of America."
I would like to register a minor
protest. I feel, as do many stu-
dents at the University, that the
aid offered by the Y.P.A. places
a stigma on the cause presented.
(This stigma is not necessarily in-
herent in the group or in its work;
it arises in the unfavorable reac-
tions to the Y.P.A.) It should be
made clear to careless readers that
merely because Y.P.A. presents the
same stand as that of the C.E.D.,
the ONLYconnection between the
two is Y.P.A.'s membership, as a
separate campus organization, in
the Committee. The C.E.D. is
working through the student body
and not through a selective group,
it is working in the interests of
the students and not in those of
a political party, and the program
was neither initiated by nor con-
ducted by the Y.P.A.
It would be a major tragedy to
destroy the work already accom-
plished by the Committee to End
Discrimination because of volatile
reactions to another, unassociated
group; we should not lose sight,
through a misunderstanding, of
the strides being made by the
Barbara A. Johnson
NOTHING MARKS the increas-
ing wealth of our times and the
growth of the public mind toward
refinement, more than the de-
mand for books .. .
No subtle manager or broker
ever saw through a maze of fi-
nancial embarrassments half so
quick as a poor book-buyer sees
his way clear to pay for what
he must have . y r
Where is human nature so weak
as in the book-store!
-Henry Ward Beecher, in
The Star Papers
THE VERY cheapness of litera-
ture is making even wise peo-
ple forget that if a book is worth
reading, it is worth buying.
No book is worth anything which
is not worth much; nor is it serv-
iceable until it has been read, and
re-read, and loved, and loved
again; and marked, so that you
can refer to the passages you want
-John Ruskin, in
"Sesame and Lilies"
(Continued from Page 3)
16, 1521 E. Engineering. Applica-
tion blanks available in 1079 E. E.
See the Aero bulletin board for in-
Correction: Abe-) Construction
Company of Dayton, Ohio, will in-
terview February graduates of the
Architecture and Architectural
Engineering schools with B.S. or
M.S. degrees at the Bureau of Ap-
pointments Mon., Nov. 14. Inter-
ested students call at the Bureau
of Appointments, 3528 Adminis-
tration Building, for further in-
Their interviewing day has been
changed to Mon., Nov. 14 (instead
of Nov. 9).
The S. S. Kresge Company will
be at the Bureau of Appointments,
Nov. 17 to interview students grad-
uating in February, 1950, for their
Management Training Program.
Make appointments for interviews
at the Bureau of Appointments,
3528 Administration Bldg.
The.United States Civil Service
Commission announces examina-
tions for Geologist, Highway Engi-
neer'Trainee, Highway Engineer,
and Highway Bridge Engineer.
The Civil Service Commission of
Detroit- announces examinations
for the following positions: Senior
Assistant Architectural Engineer,
Senior Assistant Civil Engineer,
Associate- Civil Engineer, Senior
Associate Civil Engineer, Senior
Assistant -Electrical Engineer, As-
sistant Mechanical Engineer, and
Assistant Structural Engineer.
Additional information may be
obtained at the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 3528 Administration
A c'demlic Notices
Doctoral Examination for James
Edward Gearien, Pharmaceutical
Chemistry; thesis: "Derivatives of
Quinoline-3-Carboxylic Acid and
Benzo (f) Quinoline-2-Carboxylic
Acid," Fri., Nov. 11, 2525 Chemis-
try Bldg., 2 p.m. Chairman, F. F.
Doctoral Examination for
Charles Balch Hicks, Education;
thesis: "The Technical Business
Vocabulary of General Business
Education," Fri., Nov. 11, East
Council Room, Rackham Bldg., 3
p.m. Chairman, J. M. Trytten.
Law School Admission Test:
Candidates taking the Law School
Admission Test, Nov. 12 are re-
quired to report to 100 Hutchins
Hall, 8:45 a.m., Saturday for the
morning session. The afternoon
session will begin at 1:45 p.m. Can-
didates must be present at both
Sports Instruction for Women:
Women students who have com-
pleted their physical education re-
quirement may register as elec-
tives in physical education classes
on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednes-
day mornings, Nov. 14, 15, and 16
in Barbour Gymnasium.
Faculty Concert: "Die Winter-
reise" (The Winter's Journey), a
song cycle by Franz Schubert, will
be sung by Leslie Eitzen, soprano,
at 8:30 p.m., Sun., Nov. 13, Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre. Mrs. Eitzen
will be accompanied by Mary Fish-
burne, also a member of the School
of Music factulty. The public is
Carillon Recital:- Prof. Percival
Price, University Carillonneur,
7:15 p.m., Friday.
Minstrel Boy, The Valley Lies
Smiling, Believe Me if All Those
Endearing Young Charms; Prelude
7, Meno mosso from Scherzo, Op.
37, Marche Funebre by Chopin; a
group of popular songs of the First
World War, and will close with
Victory Rhapsody for large caril-
lon by Prof. Price.
Canterbury Club: 4-6 p.m., Tea
and Open House for all students
and their friends.
Westminster Guild Interna-
tional Party: Entertainment lead
by foreign students. 8 p.m. in rec-
Wesleyan Guild: 7-11 p.m. Open
House for all students. Refresh-
Christianity vs World War III:
Discussion meeting, 5 p.m., Con-
gregational-Disciples Guild House.
Hillel Foundation: Friday eve-
ning services, 7:45 p.m., followed
by a program presented by IZFA.
Visitors' Night, °Department of
Astronomy: 7:45 p.m., Angell Hall.
Dr. D. B. McLaughlin will give a
short talk entitled "The Nature of
Stars" in 3017 Angell Hall. Fol-
lowing the talk the student observ-
atory, fifth floor, Angell Hall, will
be open for observations with the
telescopes provided the sky is
clear. Children must be accom-
panied by adults.
International Center Weekly
Film Program for students, fac-
ulty, and general public. Tropical
Lowlands-Brazil and Horsemen
of the Pampus-Argentina, 4 p.m.,
Kellogg Auditorium. Sponsored by
the Audio-Visual Education Cen-
ter'and the Extension Service. No
German Coffee Hour: 3:15-4:30
p.m., League Cafeteria. All stu-
dents and faculty members invited.
Hlawaii Club: Business meeting,
Club Room, Union, 7:30 p.m.
C. E. D. Committee to End Dis-
crimination: 4:15 p.m., Union.
Wesleyan Guild: Hamburg Fry
after the game Saturday.
Saturday Luncheon Discussion:
11:30. Guest speaker: John Cole-
man, University of Toronto. Res-
ervations for lunch must be made
biy 6 p.m., Friday.
Postgame Hotdog Roast at the
Presbyterian Church. All invited.
Inter Arts Union: Meeting, Sun.,
Nov. 13, 4 p.m., League. Room will
be posted on the bulletin board.
Economics Club: 7:45 p.m., Mon.,
Nov. 14, Rackham Amphithea-
tre. Dr. Wolfgang F. Stopler,
Department of Economics, will
speak on "Incomes, Exchange
Rates, and the Dollar Shortage."
Graduate students and staff mem-
bers in Economics and Business
Administration, and other inter-
ested persons invited.
Cleveland Club: Any member
who would like transportation to
and from Cleveland over Thanks-
giving in the bus sponsored by the
club please contact Elaine Madden
2-6419 or Dave Baird 3-4141 by
Mon., Nov. 14.
U. of M. Hostel Club:
Nov. 1.2-13, Hikers Camp-Out in
Brighton Recreation Area. Bring
sleeping bag, tents. Phone Bernard
Judwig, Ty 68348, Detroit.
Nov. 12-13, Work Holiday Week-
end at Harmony Valley Youth
Hostel to help finish new bunk
room in barn; also Hiking. Call
Dick Hudson, TW34420, Detroit.
Premedical Society: Members
who signed for hospital tours
scheduled for 10 a.m., Sat, and
Sun., Nov. 12 and 13. Meet in main
lobby of University Hospital. Tours
limited to members.
WITH DREW PEARSON
j AYS, KANSAS-An old French boxcar
ends its journey in Kansas today. It has
crossed one ocean, carried troops to a score
of battle fronts and toured every county in
No one in France, when they went to all
the work of loading up this boxcar, with
48 others, for their friends in America,
ever dreamed what would happen when
the cars arrived.
It has been nine months now since the
French people sent their boxcars to the peo-
ple of America, but the echoes of friend-
ship are still reverberating through big city
libraries and small country schools, or car-
ried in exhibits throughout the state. Wis-
consin, like Kansas, has mounted its car on
a trailer, and it is still touring every county;
and, after this tour is over, Wisconsin plans
to box the French gifts and send them out
on a five-year program of display in indi-
vidual schools. Yet Wisconsin is supposed to
be a German-American state.
The most significant part of this whole
story is that almost no one of th'e many mil-
lions of Americans who contributed to the
Friendship Train two years ago this month
had any idea it would be reciprocatad.
It was hoped, of course, that American
generosity would be appreciated-though
there were even some skeptics as to that.
But no one had the remotest dream that
several million of the French people would
make the great effort to load 49 boxcars
with all sorts of paintings, statues, keep-
sakes and heirlooms-some of them price-
less-to send to the American people.
Ra an ,. A ..n'- r f nn +T' n y ,a ,nc +i- -
ple are determined that there shall be no
more war. And they know that when they
merely trusted diplomats. in the past, we
have had wars. Therefore, individual
Americans, tired as some of them are, are
quite willing to help the diplomats.
That's why there have been so many Care
packages sent to Europe. That's why sev-
eral million letters deluged Italy during its
elections and helped win the battle for de-
mocracy. That's why 20,000,000 Americans
contributed to the friendship train. And
that's why every American was pleased and
delighted when the people of France unex-
pectedly showed their appreciation by send-
ing us their Merci Train.
So perhaps the basic thing to remember
about the two trains exchanged between
the French and American people is that
it is not difficult for people who know each
other to live in peace with each other.
France has weathered a Napoleon, a great
revolution, the crash of many republics,
but still the people of France remain our
friends-because we know each other.
The governments which sign treaties come
and go, but the people who enforce treaties
go on forever.
Of course, I am chiefly paid to pry into
cabinet meetings and report on closed-door
sessions, so this may be boring to some peo-
ple. But anyway I'll try tomorrow to report
on what a great many Americans are doing
individually to help win the peace.
(Copyright, 1949, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
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the University of Michigan under the
authority of the Board in Control of
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Alex Lmanlan......Photography Editor
Pres Holmes........Sports Co-Editor
Merle Levin .......... Sports Co-Editor
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To the Editor:
RECENTLY the Committee I
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MY FAIRY GODFATHER!
Behind that DOOR!
Haha! Don't let that noise