THE MICH-IAN D ilf
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1949
'If I Were
MATTER OF FACT:
MICHIGAN STUDENTS traditionally com-
plain about three things in Ann Arbor:
the amount and nature of their food, the
pulchritude of the coeds and the quality of
There appears to be no hope for improve-
ment in the first two categories but the pic-
ture is brighter along the educational line.
Students now have a first-rate oppor-
tunity to express themselves constructive-
ly on this perennial gripe. The Daily is
sponsoring an "If I were Dean of the Lit-
erary College" contest.
So far, however, only a few entries have
The contest is only four days old and
thus it is a trifle early to say that this re-
presents a definite trend, but the response
has been anything but heartening.
It is The Daily's plan to provide a sound-
ing board for student opinion on the curri-
culum changes which are currently taking
place in the literary college.
Here's how the contest works:
The Daily will forward to Dean Kenis-
ton all suggestions and complaints con-
cerning the literary college that it receives
from its readers. The best proposals will
be printed in the letters to the editor col-
umn so that they may be discussed by
the student body.
All suggestions should be mailed to The
Editor, The Michigan Daily, 420 Maynard
St., Ann Arbor.
There is no deadline and no cash prizes
are being offered. The real reward will be a
better education for all students in the Col-
lege of Literature, Science and the Arts.
The faculty and administration are
making a determined attempt to broaden
and re-vitalize the departmental programs
of the literary college.
Dean Keniston has approved The Daily's
effort to stimulate expression of student
opinion*on educational problems. At the
same time he noted that students have taken
little interest in such things in the past.
From the first few day's results it ap-
pears that the dean's misgivings may be
Some of us, however, believe that students
are interested in the one thing which should
have drawn them to Ann Arbor and look for
our optimism to be justified.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: PAUL BRENTLINGER
THERE WAS SOME fine music-making
in Rackham Auditorium last night, when
the Stanley Quartet played a program of
Mozart, Piston, and Brahms.
The Mozart Quartet in B-fat major, K.
589, exhibits many characteristics of his
late period, especially a certain maturity
and a sense of form way in advance of his
time. Particularly outstanding is the beau-
tiful second movement larghetto. The quar-
tet played this music for all it was worth,
their attacks, individual entrances, and gen-
eral feeling for the Mozartean idiom being
particularly praiseworthy. Possibly the only
distracting feature of this performance was
the first violinist's tendency toward a rather
wiry, unlovely tone. This flaw, incidentally,
was noticeable throughout the concert.
Next on the program was the Quintet for
Piano and Strings by Walter Piston, for.
which Joseph Brinkman of the piano faculty
joined the quartet. This music made a woe-
fully negative impression on me. To be
sure, there were all sorts of slick rhythms
and many attempts at profundity, particu-
larly in the painfully boring second move-
ment, but there seemed to be little else. The
last movement seemed like nothing more
than an overly refined barn dance, robbed
of its intrinsically simple charm. This need-
lessly difficult score was apparently well
The last part of the program was devoted
to a performance of Brahms' celebrated A-
minor quartet. Here is music which not
only attempts to be strong, beautiful, and
profound, but is just that. Witness, for ex-
ample, the mysterious third movement, or
the restless energy of the last. Here, as
previously, the artists played beautifully
The Stanley Quartet is a group which
merits close observation, and if Prof. Ross,
the first violinist, can make his tone a little
less brilliant, we shall have a group quite
comparable to more celebrated colleagues
such as the Budapest and Paganini Quartets.
- By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP -
WASHINGTON-It is time to point out
that the American Communist Party no
longer merits the occasionally hysterical at-
tention it has been getting. For the fact is
that the party is well on the way to having
approximately the same real political im-
portance as the Greenbackers or the Single
Even in its heyday, the CP never had
anything approaching a mass following.
Yet it has had real political significance.
This significance has derived from two
vital assets. The first has been the party's
very considerable toehold in the labor
movement. And the second, in some ways
more useful, has been the party's influ-
ence with the kind of fuzzy-minded but
articulate left-wing intellectual who be-
lieved that the Communists were only a
particularly eager brand of liberal, and
therefore worked with them, as in last
year's Wallace campaign.
The Communists are now clearly losing
both these precious assets. The ridiculous
Wallace campaign itself seriously weakened
the Communists' hold on the intellectual
left-the departure of The New Republic
magazine from the Wallace camp was one
obvious symptom of this weakened process.
But now the process has been vastly accel-
erated. For Marshal Tito has given the left-
wing intellectuals a new hero, more pala-
table than Josef Stalin, in their frantic
search for the total answer.
THE SAME THING has, of course, been
going on abroad. The split has intern-
ally rent the French, Italian, and other
Communist parties. Yet in Italy and France
the Communists have had actual intrinsic
power in terms of a popular following. In
the United States they have not had this
advantage, and they have had to rely heav-
ily on the sort of non-Communist "liberal"
willing to make a common front with them.
Thus it must be with real anguish that
the Communists are watching the proces-
sion of left-wing intellectuals who last
year joined them in supporting Wallace,
and who this year are making the pilgrim-
age to Belgrade.
For the Communists have no alternative
but to call Tito a "fascist" and a "running
dog of the imperialists." And the left-wing-
ers who are not committed to Stalinism find
the whole concept of Communism indepen-
dent of the unkindly men in the Kremlin al-
most unbearably tempting. Besides the pil-
grims in the flesh, there are many other
Wallaceites who have been privately con-
verted without making the junket to the
* * *
ADD THE disastrous defeat the Commun-
ists have suffered in the labor move-
ment. Only two years ago, when the Com-
munists were bidding for control of the
United Auto Workers, they seemed in a fair
way to control more than half the member-
ship of the CIO. Now they will be lucky to
hold onto a few small unions like Ben
Gold's fur workers. Describing the CIO plans
for taking over the m,mbership in the Com-
munist-led unions, one CIO leader predicted
grimly, "It's gonna be murder."
* * *
AS FAR AS their real political influence in
this country is concerned, the Com-
munists are pretty well washed up. Only one
thing can restore their influence. That is to
make martyrs of them and in so doing to
compromise the basic principle of civil liber-
ties. And it is worth noting that, althougi
the uluations of the Communists tend to
obscure it. a perfectly honest issue of evil
How You Coming With The Baruades On Your Side?'
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
ketep TO THE EDITOR
The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publishall 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 will
be condensed, edited, or withheld from publication at the discretion of the
editors.__ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
UUUVI, U 7lCtA 11CU a 1U
liberties is involved in the matter of jaili
the Communist leaders.
(Copyright, 1949, New York Herald Tribune, In
WITH DREW PEARSON
WASHINGTON-Two morals can be drawn
from the quiet exit of lusty likable,
250-pound Julius A. Krug from the Truman
1-It doesn't pay for a man in public life
to be publicized with Hollywood girlies.
2-The Press can't criticize one of Harry
Truman's cabinet members if they want
him to resign. Criticism merely freezes a man
in the cabinet.
In the case of Secretary of the Interior
"Cap" Krug, some of the newspapers play-
ed up the Johnny Meyers parties and the
Hollywood beauties who entertained Krug
when he was Chairman of the War Pro-
duction Board. And at the time this had
a tendency to solidify "Cap's" position in
the Cabinet-for the President invariably
rallies to his Cabinet's defense when they
are under attack.
That, however, was three years ago. And
for the past year, Krug and Truman have
not been getting along at all. The sparks
have flown on several occasions. One-scath-
ing letter written to the Secretary of the
Interior by the President was the kind no
President writes to a Cabinet member un-
less he wants him to resign.
Krug also had more of his Interior De-
partment bills vetoed than any other Ca-
bineteer in recent history. And when the
head of the Cabinet, the President, turns
thumbs down on the legislative proposals
of a member of his own official family,
you can expect a resignation.
The tragic fact about Julius A. Krug is
that most of his life he was an A-1 public
servant. He started with a great career. He
did a bang-up job with the Tennessee Valley
Authority, then came into the Cabinet at the
age of 36, the youngest Secretary of the In-
terior in hisory.
What really put the political skids un-
der him, however, was the girlie episode
in Hollywood. When the Brewster Com-
mittee got hold of Johnny Meyers' expense
accounts, with payments listed to certain
ladies for the entertainment of "Cap"
Krug, he was in hot water when he went
up on Capitol Hill.
For while "Cap" testified about irriga-
tion and wild life, the Senator's couldn't help
having smiles on their faces as they thought
of those Johnny Meyers expense accounts.
Naturally this undermined "Cap's" ability
to battle it out with Congress, made it di i
ficult to get his legislative program OK'd,
and this, in turn, was one reason for the
White House vetoes.
* * * *
MEANWHILE, Cap was in wrong with his
wife, whom he tried to please by buy-
ing a convertible, a new house, and other
things which she had wanted.
Naturally, this took money, and like any
man with a fixed income and high income
takes, "Cap" couldn't make any real mon-
ey without borrowing and trying for a
capital gains tax. Probably this was why
he made a small investment in the Los
Angeles Rams football team, and also wh
he borrowed $700,000 to hold an intere
in the Brookside Mills, a textile factor
So far as this columnist can see, there w
nothing wrong with "Cap" Krug's inve
ment in Brookside. He got his original
vestment in the mill before he entered t
Cabinet. It is true that after he enter
the Cabinet, he borrowed $700,000 to secu
control of the mill, and later borrow
another $750,000 to pay off the first lo
However, this type of transaction is no 'd
ferent from that practiced by many bu
* ** *
IN SECRETARY KRUG'S case, howev
the deal hurt him in two ways. In t
first place, it detracted from the time]
spent in Washington. During many weeks]
lived five days a week in New York, fl
down to Washington Friday morningf
The only Interior Department busine
in New York is Bedloes Island, on whi
stands the Statue of Liberty. Obvious:
Krug could not have spent weeks in Ne
York worrying about the upkeep of th
Statue of Liberty.
The other way the textile deal hurt h
was that Nathan Steinman, from who
Krug borrowed $750,000 on April 16, 19
now wants one phase of his agreementa
bitrated. He claims that he was to be t
exclusive sales agent for Brookside M:
and that Krug and his partner, Thom
Epstein, owe him $90,000 in commissions
To block this arbitration, Krug and Ep
stein have asked for an injunctionin th
New York Supreme Court, claiming tha
Steinman's proposed arbitration "repre
sents a blatant attempt on Steinman
part to seize control of Brookside Mil
through a misuse of arbitration."
Assuming that Krug is entirely right, a
Judge Bernard Botein has ruled in his fav
on two out of three counts, nevertheless
is difficult for any Cabinet officer to ke
his mind on intricate financial deals pl
the 101 details connected with supervisi
Alaskan defense, strikes in Hawaii, the R
clamation fight in California, education
the Navajoes in Arizona, National Pa]
from Yellowstone to Yosemite, and the ec
nomic worries of Puerto Rico and the Virg
Islands, to say nothing of Bedloes Isla
and the Statue of Liberty.
* * * *
MEANWHILE, several of the newsmen w
knew what was happening kept mu
They were afraid that criticism once aga
would arouse Truman's ire, once aga
would freeze Krug in the Cabinet. In a wa
this is a reflection on one of the ch
functions of the Press-namely to keep
eye on and report the operations of pub]
officials. Nevertheless, under Harry Tr
man's reverse way of doing things, new
papers sometimes have to work in rever
(Copyright, 1949, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
ing American Painting .
To the Editor:
c.) HE REVIEW of the Contem-
porary American Painters ex-
hibit (in last Thursday's Daily)
seemed to arrive at an unnecessar-
ily gloomy conclusion. Mr. Egass,
in his search for monumentality,
apparently overlooks the keynote
of the exhibit, which is the ex-
ploratory character, the diversity,
of American painting.
The complaint that this is a
s "lonely, rootless art" seems unjus-
tified, when one tradition born in
Sthis century, in this country, is so
st handsomely represented in the
y fine Burchfield watercolor.
The assertion that these are
vas odds and ends of European tra-
st- ditions is justified in the obvious
in- instance of Dorothea Tanning's
he Surrealism, but the canvases of
ed men like Seliger and Stamos
are clearly assert the emergence of
ve new thought in America.
red It is a happy, rather than a
an. gloomy prospect, that American
if~ artists, despite the insecurity that
si- experimental painters face, con-
tinue to work in new directions.
They express confidence in a de-
'er, veloping cultural maturity that
,he will bring understanding and ac-
he ceptance of their ideas.
he -Kingsley M. Calkins
he * * *
for Apathetic to SL
To the Editor:
ss AM quite apathetic toward our
,h Student Legislature. It is true
ly that our deans encourage us to
y participate in tl is sort of student
he government and that they are ov-
me erjoyed when we become real so-
im 'It is also true that SL represents
om a great percentage of the students
48, and that it is a formal acknow-
ar- ledged student body which follows
he as best it can the full formalities
ills of parlimentary procedure.
as But to what avail? What are its
powers? What can it do? What
-_ has it done?
In contrast to The Daily, the
me Co-ops and several other useful,
at purposeful and excellent student
e- enterprises, the SL is a playground
's for boys and girls who, as the
ls deans realize, are too young to
really take a hand in important
vor These children of higher educa-
it tion learn through play and prac-
ep tice the procedures and protocols
lus which they may some day have
ing to apply in the big, wide world.
At the present the student legis-
Ze- lators function at their optimal
of best in setting dates for pep-ral-
rks lies and formal dances at the IM
co- building. When they tried to deal
gin with discrimination and faculty
nd ratings, it was realized that they
might fumble the job and to pre-
vent such mishaps these functions
'ho were immediately taken over by
m. the IFC and University Adminis-
tration who, of course, know best.
ain At present the SL has as much
ain influence or authority on vital
ay, matters dealing with my life as a
ief student as does Ivan Bourgeowski,
an an underprivileged salt-miner of
lic Upper Siberia.
ru A worthwhile and desirable SL
us- should at least have power to:
se, 1-Control faculty ratings just
as the faculty is rightly judging
the students' worth. Under the
present system of secret faculty-
controlled, faculty-rating I receive
no direct benefit from these re-
sults; yet they are there ostensibly
to serve me, the student.
2-To help decide on the r'e-
quired basic student curriculum
and code of behavior.
3-To fully control the money
earned by students directly, such
as football receipts, and partially
control the state money.
4-To collaborate with the
Board of Regents on general Uni-
5--To break the five-store mon-
opoly and run a co-op bookstore
as several other college SL's are
doing. As this would fe of direct
benefit to the whole student body,
University funds or loans should
be used for this purpose.
6-Occasionally to request guid-
ance from the faculty; but not too
These are but half a dozen ba-
sically necessary functions of an
SL which is worthy of my vote,
which is entitled to that name,
and which will improve the Uni-
versity of Michigan.
I believe in the democratic hy-
pothesis that the greatest benefit
is derived from self-rule; this ap-
plies to-university students as well
as td national citizens.
* * *
(Continued from Page 3))
Shock Wave Reflections." Re-
freshments. Visitors welcome.
Botany Seminar: 4 p.m., Wed.,
Nov. 16, 1139 Natural Science
Bldg. Prof. Wm. Randolph Taylor
will speak on :"Characters of the
Vegetation of Bermuda."
Engineering Mechanics Semi-
nar: 4 p.n., Wed., Nov. 16, 101 W.
Engineering Bldg. Speaker: Mr.
James L. Edman. "Techniques in
Experimental Mechanics." Visitors
Physical Chemistry Seminar:
4:07 p.m., Wed., Nov. 16, 2308
Chemistry Bldg. Prof. L. O. Broak-
way and Mi. J. E. Bower will dis-
cuss "Neutron Diffraction and its
Application to Structure Determi-
Zoology Seminar: 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 17. Rack-
ham Amphitheater. Dr. Lester G.
Barth, Assoc. Prof. of Zoology, Co-
lumbia University, will speak on
"Recent Developments in Chemi-
Italo Tajo, Basso of the Metro-
politan Opera, assisted by Robert
Turner at the piano, will present a
program of arias and songs by Mo-
zart, Caldara, Pergolesi, Glinka,
Moussorgsky, Schumann, Beeth-
oven and Liszt, at the Choral Un-.
ion concert, Wed., Nov. 16, 8:30
p.m., Hill Auditorium.
Tickets are available at the of-
fices of the University Musical So-
ciety in Burton Tower; and will
also be on sale at the Hill Audi-
torium box office after 7 p.m. on
the night of the concert.
Carillon Recital: By Percival
Price, University Carillonneur,
7:15 p.m., Wed., Nov. 16. Program:
Two airs for the Holsworthy bells
by Wesley, selections from Mo-
zart's Eine kleine Nachtmusik,
Don Giovanni and The Magic
Flute;, Andante cantabile for ca-
rillon by Gordon, three American
popular melodies, and three
The same program will be re-
peated Fri., Nov. 18, closing the
fall series of carillon recitals.
Organ Recital: By Robert Noeh-
ren, University Organist, 4:15 p.m.,
Wed., Nov. 16, Hill Auditorium.
Program: compositions by Franck,
Brahms, Liszt, Sowerby and Lang-
lais. Open to the public.
Faculty Concert: Clarinet Quar-
tet, composed of William Stubbins,
Dwight Dailey, Norman Rost, and
George Roach, will present a pro-
gram at 8:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 17,
Rackham Assembly Hall.
Program: compositions by Mar-
cello, Laurence Powell, Jarnefeldt,
Kroll, Griffes, and Debussy. Open
to the public.
Hiawatha Club: There will be no
meeting today as previously an-
Westminster Guild: Wednesday
afternoon Tea 'n Talk. 3rd floor
lounge, Presbyterian Church.
4-5:30 p.m., Do-Drop-In, Wesley
Lounge. Weekly informal gather-
6 p.m., Pot Luck Supper.
7:10 p.m., Bible Study Seminar.
8:30 p.m., Cabinet Meeting.
Social Ethics Discussion Group:
7:15 p.m., Lane Hall. Dr. Arnold
Nash will speak.
Orthodox Student's Society:
7:30 p.m., Lane Hall. Business
Baptist Students: Tea and
"Chat" at the Roger Williams
Guild House, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Michigan Christian Fellowship:
Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m.; Regular
Bible Study Groups, Hebrews VII,
7:30 p.m., Upper Room, Lane Hall.
Canterbury Club: 7:30-10 p.m.,
Rev. and Mrs. Burt are at home to
all Episcopal students.
U. of M. Rifle Club: NRA Senior
Qualification match, 7:30 p.m.,
ROTC range. All' members with-
out class cards to fire.
Anthropology Club: 7:30 p.m.,
3024 Museum Bldg. Entrance to
the building by rear door. Wilfred
D. Logan will address the club on
"Recent Archaeological Evacua -
tions in Missouri."
American Society of Civil En-
gineers, student chapter: Meeting,
7:30 p.m., Rm. K, I, M, and N,
Union. Topic: "Underground Ar-
teries" (illustrated with movies),
presented by Mr. H. W. King,
Delta Sigma Pi: Meeting, 7:30
p.m., Chapter House.
Ice Skating Club: Meeting, 7:30
p.m., W.A.B. Square Dancing. New
Folk and Square Dance Club:
Meeting, 7:30-9:30 p.m., W.A.B.
Special guests: Skating Clib,
Greene House, Mary Hinsdale
House (New Residence Hall).
A. I. A., student chapter: Meet-
ing 4:15 p.m., 247 Architecture
Bldg. Subject: Slides of Europe.
Women of the University Fac-
ulty: Tea, 4 to 6 p.m., 4th floor
Michigan Arts Chorale: Re-
hearsal, 6:50 p.m., Rm. B Haven
Hall. All members should be pres-
ent. Concert will be Nov. 29.
Modern Dance Club: Meeting,
7 p.m., dance studio, Barbour Gym.
I. A. S.: Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
1042 E. Engineering Bldg. Speaker:
Dean Ralph A. Sawyer, Graduate
School. Film and talk on the Bi-
kini Atom Bomb Tests. Everybody
Sigma GammamEpsilon: Short
business meeting, 12:15 p.m., 3054
Natural Science Bldg.
Undergraduate Psychology Club:
Student-faculty coffee hour, 8
p.m., Union. Speaker: Dean Hay-
AIEE-IRE: Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Thurs., Nov. 17, Union. Prof. W.
C. Sadler will speak on "Patent
Problems in Engineering."
Society of Automotive Engi-
neers: 7:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 17,
311 W. Engineering Bldg. Prof. C.
V. Good will speak on the Engi-
neering Research Institute.
Political Science Round Table:
7:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 17, Rack-
ham Assembly Hall.
Alpha Phi Omega: Regular
meeting and election of officers,
Thurs., Nov. 17, Union.
International Center Weekly
Tea: 4:30-6 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 17,
for all Foreign students and Amer-
Forestry Club: Business meeting
7:30 p.m., Thurs., Nov. 17, Natural
Science Auditorium. Prof. S. W.
Allen will speak on "Trial Riding
Business" (Illus.). Rrfreshments.
Board in Control .
To the Editor:
AS A CANDIDATE for the Board
in Control of Student Publi-
cations, I wonder if I may use this
column to voice a few opinions I
have concerning this job. I think
there are a few basic principles
which should be discussed openly
before the election if students are
to vote intelligently. I hasten to
add that comments on the follow-
ing opinions are more than wel-
come-in fact, they are requested.1
There is but one disqualifica-
tion for candidacy for the Board
in Control of Student Publica-
tions, that is, membership on the,
staff of any of the subordinate'
publications. I believe this pro-
vision is a wise one. It-was design-
ed to eliminate persons from the
Board who because of contacts,
associations, and experience would
be less able to discover and cor-
rect the faults of the publications.
The purpose was to provide IM-1
PARTIAL, EXPERIENCED, and
UNOBLIGED administration for
University student publications. At
the time of the Board's concep-
tion, it was felt that such admin-
istration could best be provided by
students who were experienced in
the field of campus journalism
and yet did not have any close,
direct contacts with the publica-
This provision has been neatly
circumvented through resigning
from the staff to run for the
Board, an obvious, but legal. vio-
lation of the spirit and principle
of the rules. This practice is com-
mon again this year. I DON'T
WANT TO CAST REFLECTIONS
UPON ANY OF THE CANJDI-
DATES. However, I would appre-
ciate comment from those who
would support this practice now
and in the future.
Polonia Club: Meeting,
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