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Steel L'obbA
A SECRET BREAKFAST took place in the
Carlton Hotel the other day to discuss
a problem that worries the steel industry
just about as much as the strike. A
This is the basing-point system, a mono-
poly practice whereby steel companies lessen
competition between each other by charging
the same price whether the steel is made in
Pittsburgh, Pa., or Geneva, Utah.
Already, in a test case over cement, the
Supreme Court has ruled that the basing-
point system violates the anti-trust laws,
and the Federal Trade Commission is now
cracking down on other big industries that
use the basing-point system to regulate
So, while the headlines have been
screaming about the strike, the big steel
companies have been quietly maneuver-
ing to save the basing-point system.
First move was to try jamming through
Congress a bill to legalize the system; which,
however, was caught and amended by Sen.
Fditorials published in The Michigan Daily
ire written by members of The Daily staff
snd represent the views of the writers only.

Estes Kefauver of Tennessee and Congress-
man John Carroll of Colorado, two alert
Now the steel companies have changed
their tactics, are trying to soften the Fed-
eral Trade Commission, have sent their
best lawyers to work on Trade Commissioner
Lowell Mason, usually a friend of business.
It was Mason who met the lawyers at a
Carlton Hotel breakfast, bringing along FTC
counsel Lynn Paulson and FTC examiner
Frank Hier, who are helping him on the
steel case. The spokesman for the lawyers
was Hoyt Moore of Bethlehem Steel, a life-
long friend of Mason's.
At the breakfast, steel attorneys urged
a compromise permitting the steel indus-
try to continue using the basing-point
system. They wanted the Trade Commis-
sion to issue a "cease and desist" order
full of fancy words, ordering the steel
companies to stop certain minor practices
but permitting them to continue syste-
matic freight absorption-the nub of the
basing-point system.
Note-Commissioner Mason can count on,
one other Commissioner-Garland Ferguson
-to vote with him. Tough Commissioner
William Ayres of Kansas will oppose, to-
gether with newly-confirmed Commissioner
John Carson. Commissioner Erwin Davis
would oppose, but is sick. This may mean a
tie vote.

At the Michigan: At the State:
Young and Celeste Holm. Directed by Rains, Wanda Hendrix, and MacDonald
Henry Koster. Carey.
W ITHTHE SORT of romanticism and F YOU DON'T mind Enrico Caruso served
sentimentality which has been coming up between two slices of Buddy Clark
out of Hollywood, this 20th century endeavor this film is not a complete waste of two
seems out of place. hours.
It is amazingly good. There's the typically
happy ending, but the means to the end are It features an able performance by Claude
important. No attempt at realism-Holly- Rains as a gloomy New England churchman,
wood realism-is made by either the author Brother Hunt, by name, who is definitely
or director, and therein lies much of the against sin..
reason for the success of this production. But sin, in the form of a victrola and
Since the movie does not purport to be a collection of Caruso records, invades his
realistic, none of the nauseating romanti- household. His child wife, Wanda Hen-
cism" which has permeated the California- drix, unknowingly aided by outlander
bred films is present. MacDonald Carey, picks it up at an auc-
In .brief, the story is that of two nuns tion. The Good Brother Hunt censures his
who have survived the war, in France, and frau and drives the infernal machine from
have come to America to build a hospital his door, which is of course a blunder.
because of a promise made to God in the
midst of battle. She stashes it in a cave and waits till Old
The story moves quickly and humorously Husband Rains goes off on the Lord's bus-
as the simple, though faithful and generous, iness, whereupon she plays it so loudly that
nuns proceed to accomplish their end. There the entire valley is aroused. At this point
are many coincidences and many reforma- outlander Carey wanders back into the film
tions of the irreligiwjs which would be Qb- to precipitate the inevitable triangle.
jectionable undi"the tdindards of good real-
ism, but then this isn't a realistic movie. Love and duty come to grips and virtue
Director Koster has a keen sense of show- s of course rewarded, giving Buddy Clark
manship and employs his techniques to the a chance to do an encore on the "Song of
best avail. Several of the sequences are Surrender.'
laugh-provoking; others prompt tears. But Strangely enough this thing is not nearly
they are all masterfully done. as bad as it sounds. Rains, Miss Hendrix,
The acting is excellent and it must be and Carey, one of the pleasantest personal-
admitted that the characters have grasped ities on the screen, are good enough to make
the romantic feeling which has been so you forget the plot.
messed up by Hollywood these past years. The photography stresses the gloom, pre-
This picture is heartily recommended, for sumably as befits the New England Puritan
its warmth, humor and sentiment. Really setting, and is as a result, pretty mono-
a fine production. tonous.
-B. S. Brown. . -Kirk Hampton.
Te IBeria Ilomb---I

... by Harold Jackson
NO OVERNIGHT millionaire was ever be-
set with the conglomeration of shady
salesmen, activities hounds, joiners and well-
meaning Dorothy Dix's that descends upon a
beginning -freshman.
Everything from fake ID to Freshman Pots
to a hound guaranteed to be one of President
Ruthven's pedigreed boxer puppies is offered
to Frosh at special "pre-school prices."
And literature that Clifton Fadiman
couldn't review in 12 years is heaped upon
his arms.
The Freshman edition of The Daily, with
its catalogue of local advertisers between
Chicago and Cleveland, vies for interest with
pertinent instructions on how to write damn-
ing letters to congressmen when Freshmen
become of age-some three years hence.
But THESE STONES contend that the
prize, the absolute prize, for Orientation In-
nocuity goes to a little booklet designed to
prepare coeds for rational survival in this
3-1 dating jungle.
Warning strongly against promiscuity,
advising definite limitations on smooching,
it does condone one dating procedure, (be-
sides gold digging); cooing thusly to
"Don't be surprised if he grips your hand
in his while walking down the street-it's
just collegiate courtesy."
** *
THIS COLUMN, for the Dean's office rec-
ords, is an honest, though unchaper-
oned, attempt to corral a few of the side-
lights on life on campus which might be
otherwise overlooked-or purposely ignored
-in the regular news columns of The Daily.
It was not originated solely to needle
either professors, rah-rah boys, giggling
coeds, or militant but misguided liberals,
although all these goals will bear investi-
THESE STONES will be juggled prin-
cipally for the pleasure of YOU whom they
, will hit, miss-or rebound from. And they
will be ever responsibe to your observations
and impressions.
SINCE UNOFFICIAL estimates assert that
2,000 U. of M. students invaded Europe
during the summer months, we might in-
clude the following excerpts from the post-
cards of one traveler, Bob:
From the S.S. Queen Mary: "This ship
rolls so much, you can fall upstairs. Met
a charming English girl last night and
tried to strengthen Anglo-American rela-
tions, but she exercised the veto power."
From Paris: "Three weeks and I still
haven't started seeing this town. You see the
nicest things walking around here leached
on to poodles."
And from Greenland: "Stopped here dur-
ing plane trip home. This is the perfect
spot for a cocktail party. Strictly off campus
and lots of ice."
IT IS WITH deep regret that we announce
that the one practical-minded coed in
this bevy of ethereal women won't be back
on campus this fall.
You remember, she was the one who
"I quit algebra because those silly profes-
sors just couldn't make up their minds what

CURIOSITY IS A valuable trait. It will
make the simians learn many things.
But the curiosity of a simian is as excessive
as the toil of an ant. Each simian will wish
to know more than his head can hold, let
alone ever deal with; and those whose minds
are active will wish to know everything.
It would stretch a god's skull to accom-
plish such an ambition, yet simians won't
like to think it's beyond their powers. Even
small tradesmen and clerks, no matter how
thrifty, will be eager to buy costly encyclo-
pedias, or books of all knowledge. Almost
every simian family, even the dullest, will
think it is due to themselves to keep all
knowledge handy ...
Simians even believe, many of them, that
knowledge is power. Unfortunate dupes of
this saying will keep on reading ambitiously
till they have stunned their native initiative
and made their thoughts weak; and will
then wonder dazedly what in the world is
the matter, and why the great power they
were expecting fails to appear.
Again, if they ever forget what they read,
they'll be worried. Those who can forget-
those with fresh eyes who have swept from
their minds such facts as the exact month
and day that their children were born, or
the numbers on houses, or the names (mere
meaningless labels) of the people they meet)
-will be urged to go live in sanitariums or
see memory doctors.
by Clarence Day.
READING OVER the statistics of Univer-
sity enrollment, we were reminded of


(Continued from rage 3) j
ances and other functions in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Any student who finds that she
may be more than thirty minutes
late after the regular closing hour
or more than fifteen minutes late
over any late permission shall no-
tify her resident director of her
expected lateness and probable
time of return to the house.
Any girl who violates the house
rules and is brought before the
Judiciary Council may be placed
on social probation.
Office of the Dean of Women
Judiciary Council
Parking Areas on Campus
Student drivers are reminded
that their driving tags or "M"
stickers secured in the Office of
Student Affairs are NOT PARK-
ING PERMITS and do not give
them permission to park in the re-
stricted campus parking lots so
designated by means of signs at
the entrances. Students violating
these parking regulations are sub-
ject to a monetary fine and possi-
ble loss of driving privileges.
Constitutions for student or-
ganizations: At its meeting on
May 3. 1949 the Committee on
Student Affairsadopted the fol-
lowing motion: "Every student or-
ganization recognized by the
Committee on Student Affairs
shall file in the Office of Student
Affairs a copy of its constitution.
Documents are due in the Office
of Student Affairs, 1020 Admin.,
on or before NOVEMBER 1. This
regulation applies to graduate
and undergraduate organization,
including fraternities and sorori-
Regents' rules governing opera-
tion of motor vehicles by stu-
"No student in attendance at
the University shall operate any
motor vehicle. In exceptional and
extraordinary cases in the discre-
tion of the Dean of Students this
rule may be relaxed." The regu-
lation governs the use of a car as
well as the operation of one; con-
sequently it is not permissible for
a student to use his car or his
family's car for social, personal,
or other purposes when the car is
di iven by any person who is not a
member of his immediate family.
Any act of driving without first
securing permission from the Of-
fice of Student Affairs will consti-
tute grounds for disciplinary ac-
Students within the following
groups may apply for exemption
from the ruling by calling in per-
son at the Office of Student Af-
fairs, 1020 Administration Build-
ing, and by giving complete infor-
mation on their cars:
a) Those who are twenty-six
years of age or older.
b) Those who have a faculty
rating of teaching fellow or high-
C) Married students.
It is to be emphasized that ex-
emption is not granted automati-
cally but is given only upon per-
sonal request.
All other student drivers must
report to the Office of Student
Affairs where they may petition

for special permits which will en-
able them to use their cars for
purposes which are deemed abso-
lutely necessary.
Certificates of eligibility: At the
beginning of each semester every
student is presumed to be ineligi-
ble for any non-athletic extracur-
ricular activity until his eligibility
is affirmatively established by ob-
taining a certificate of eligibility
from the Office of Student Af-
fairs. Activities for participation
in which a student must show
proof of his eligibility include: of-
ficers in a student organization,
participants in a public perform-
ance or rehearsals for such per-
formance, candidates for and rep-
resentatives in student govern-
ment groups, members of standing
committees in student organiza-
tions, staff members of student
publications, candidates for class
offices, and committee members
of major campus dances or proj-
Certificates of eligibility will be
issued in the first floor lobby of
the Admin. Bldg. from 1-4:30 p.m.
through OCTOBER 7, to those
qualified. Each applicant for a
certificate is requested to show the
blueprint of his scholastic record.
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors:
A sophomore, junior, or senior
may obtain a certificate of eligi-
bility provided he earned 11 hours
or more of academic credit in the
preceding semester, or 6 hours of
academic credit in the preceding
summer semester with an average
of at least C for the semester's
program, and provided he has
earned at least a C average for his
entire academic career.
First Semester Freshmen: -
No freshman in his first semes-
ter of residence may be granted a
certificate of eligibility.
Second Semester Freshmen:
A freshman in his second se-
mester of residence may be grant-
ed a certificate of eligibility pro-
vided he has completed 15 hours
or more of work with at least (1)
one mark of A or B and no mark
of less than C, or (2) 2%/2 times as
many honor points as hours and
with no mark of E.
Advanced Standing Students:
Students entering with less
than 26 hours of advanced credit
are to be considered as first-term
freshmen and as ineligible for ex-
tracurricular activities until after
they have completed successfully
one term in the University.
Special Students:
Special students are prohibited
from participating in any extra-
curricular activity. Exception may
be granted by the Committee on
Student Affairs upon the positive
recommendation of the dean of
the school or college in which the
student is enrolled.
Physical Disability:
Students excused from physical
education because of physical in-
capacity are forbidden to take
part in any extracurricular activ-
ity except by special permission of
the Committee on Student Affairs
To obtain such permission a stu-
dent may be required to present a

written recommendation from the
Univejgity Health Service.
Violations: Cases of violation of
eligibility regulations will be re-
ported to -the proper disciplinary
authority for action.
Denial of permission: Whenever
in the ,opinion of the Committee
on Student Affairs, or in the opin-
ion of the dean of the school or
college in which the student is en-
rolled, participation in an extra-
curricular activity may be detri-
mental to his college work, the
Committee may decline to grant a
student the privilege of partici-
pation in such activity.
Responsibility for Checking Eli-
gibility: Presidents of student or-.
ganizations, chairmen of commit-
tees, and managers of publications
and projects are charged with the
responsibility of certifying the eli-
gibility of officers, committee
members, or staff members who
serve with them. Eligibility List
forms are available immediately
in theOffice of StudentAffairs
and must be filed in that office
not later than OCTOBER 14, in
accordance with the following
Before permitting any student
to participate in an extracurricu-
lar activity, the president, chair-
man, or manager of the activity
shall (1) require each applicant
to present a certificate of eligi-
bility, and (2) sign his initials on
the back of the certificate, (3) file
with the Office of Student Af-
fairs the names of all those who
have presented certificates of eli-
gibility and a signed statement to
exclude others from participation.
Presidents, chairmen, or man-
agers' may be directed to explain
to the Committee on Student Af-
fairs any negligence in the dis-
charge of this responsibility.
Standards of Conduct:
Enrollment in the University
carries with it obligations in re-
gard 'to conduct, not only in a
classroom but outside as well. Stu-
dents are expected to conduct
themselves in such a manner as
to be a credit both to themselves
and to the University. They are
amenable to the laws governing
the community, to the rules and
regulations of the University and
of University officials. They are
expected to observe the standards
of conduct approved by the Uni-
Whenever a student, group of
students, society, fraternity, or
other 'student organization fails to
observe either the general stand-
gds of conduct as above outlined
or any specific ones which may be
adopted by the proper University
authorities, or conducts himself or
itself in such a manner as to make
it appareht that he or it is not a
desirable member or part of the
University, he or it shall be liabte
to disciplinary action by the prop-
er University authorities. (By-
laws, 1948, Sec. 8.03).
In interpretation of the forego-
ing general standards of conduct,
the University Committee on Stu-
dent Conduct announces the fol-
lowing specific standards:
The presence ofw omen guests
in men's residences, except for ex-
change and guest dinners or for
social events orcalling hours ap-
proved by the Office of Student
Affairs, is not permitted.
The use orp resence of intoxi-
cating liquors in student quarters
is not permitted.
Student organizations are ex-
pected to take all reasonable
measures to promote among their
members conduct consistent with
good morals and good taste, and
to endeavor by all reasonable
means to insure conformity with
the foregoing standards of con-

The following University regu-
lations and procedures apply to
closed social events sponsored by
student organizations:
(1) Approval is required for all
functions at which both men and
women are to be present. Requests
for approval must be submitted to
the Office of Student Affairs by
the social chairman of the organi-
zation no later than noon of the
Monday before the event is sched-
uled. Request forms are available
in the Office of Student Affairs.
In the case of a fraternity or a
sorority, ;written approval from
the fipancial adviser of the group
must Acciompany the request for
approval' for any function for
which the estimated expenditure
is more than -25.
(2) Chaperons: Signed accep-
tances of at least two chaperons-
preferably two married couples
such asfaculty members, parent
of students, alumni, or married
students of sufficiently mature
years-must accompany the re-
quest for approval.
(3) No intoxicating beverage
shall be served or consumed al
any student-sponsored function.
(4) Social functions held in
student residences are restricted
to the main floor.
(5) Dances shall close not late]
- than 12 midnight. Dances may bE

held only on Friday or Saturday
nights or on a night preceding a
University holiday. Dances may
not be held on any night preced-
ing a University vacation period.
(6) No student dances shall be
conducted at any time by individ-
ual students, or by groups of stu-
dents not constituting recognized
(7) Footfall game broadcast
entertainments: Men's organized
house groups will be authorized to
entertain women guests to hear
broadcasts of out-of-town Michi-
gan games between 2:30 p.m. and
5:30 p.m. on the Saturday of the
game. Groups planning such en-
tertainment must notify the Of-
fice of Student Affairs by 12
o'clock noon of the Thursday
prior to the scheduled game.'
Chaperons may be a resident
house director or one married
couple at least 25 years of age.
(8) Football game open houses:
Open houses may be held in stu-
dent residences before and after
football games between 11:30 a.m.
and 1:30 p.m. for pre-game fun-.
tions and between 5 p.m. and 7
p.m. for post-game functions.
Guest chaperons are not required,
and registration in the Office of
Student Affairs is not necessary.
(9) Exchange and guest din-
ners: Exchange and guest dinners
may be held in organized student
residences between 5:30 p.m. and
8 p.m. for week-day dinners and
between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for
Sunday dinners. While guest
chaperons are not required,
groups without resident house di-
rectors musa announce these
events to the Office of Student
Affairs at least one day in ad-
vance of the scheduled date.
Calling hours for women in men's
University Residence Halls,
daily between 3-10:30 p.m.
Fraternities with resident house
directors: Friday, 8 p.m.-12 mid-
night; Saturday, 2:30-5:30 . p.m.
and from 8-12 p.m.; Sunday, 1-
10:30 p.m.
Women callers in men's resi-
dences are restricted to the main
floor of the residence.
Freshman Health Lectures fo'
Men :
It is a University requirement
that all entering Freshman, in-
cluding veterans, attend a serfes
of lectures on Personal and Com-
munity Health and pass an ex-
amination on the content of tnese
lectures. Transfer students with
freshman standing are .,alsore-
quired to take the course ulss
theyhave had a similar coue
elsewhere, which has been accred-
ited here.
Upperclassmen who were here
as freshmen and who did not ful-
fill the requirements are requested
to do so this term.
The lectures will be given in
Natural Science Auditorium at 4,
5 and 7:30 p.m. as per the follow-
ing schedule:
Lecture 1, Mon., Sept. 26; Lec-
ture 2, Tues., Sept. 27; Lecture ,
Wed., Sept. 28; Lecture 4, Thurn.,
Sept. 29; Lecture 5, Mon., Oct. ,;
Lecture 6, Tues., Oct. 4; Lecture 7
(Final Exam.) Wed., Oct. 5.
You may attend at any of, the
above hours. Enrollment will take
place at the first lecture. Please
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t t 43

W ASHINGTON-The timetable' of Amer-
ican strategic planning has been wholly
upset by former NKVD chief Lavrenti Beria's
success in perfecting a Soviet atomic bomb.
The joint chiefs of staff picked 1952, rather
than 1949, as the year in which Soviet atomic
stockpiling was likely to begin. This means
simply that the timetable must be dras-
tically revised, if the strategic balance of
power is not to shift disastrously in favor
of the Kremlin.
Beria's triumph does not mean that
the balance of power has already shifted,
overnight. There is still some time in which
either to achieve an agreement, with the
Russians on control of atomic energy, or
else to confront the Russians with over-
whelming power, despite their possession.
of an atomic stockpile. These are, clearly,
our only remaining alternatives. How
much time we have left depends largely.
on how quickly the Russians can overcome
two obstacles:
This means that there is still some time-
At R+Last
IT WAS CHEERING news that the New
Women's Dorm has finally been named.
Some of us, at least, were beginning to sus-
pbct that it never would be.;
The Regents and the Board of Governors
of the Residence Halls have been tossing
the matter back and forth since 1946. Lists

though no one cares to guess how much-
in which Americans can sleep fairly easily
in their beds. For the western Europeans,
there is not even this consolation. With only
a few bombs in his stockpile, Beria could
destroy Paris or Rome almost without oppo-
Western strategy has been based on the
assumption that western Europe could be
put in a position of defense by the mid-
fifties, when Soviet atomic.stockpiling was
expected to get really under way. The
whole effort to place Europe in a defense
posture must now clearly be redoubled,
with heavy emphasis on tactical air de-
fense. Otherwise we must be prepared to
see mounting pressure in western Europe
to settle with the Kremlin on the Krem-
lin's terms.
Nor is this all. The military organization
of the whole western world must be made
so strong that the Kremlin will not dare
to challenge it, even with surprise attack
and atomic bombs. If this is really to be
done, the United States must now make a
production effort comparable to wartime.
Even this, of course, will promise no real
security. Indeed, unless the Soviet Union can
somehow be brought to agree to effective
control of atomic energy, there will be no
real security for anyone, anywhere, any
(Copyright, 1949, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)
THE SUCCESS of color vision tests now
being conducted on campus by the Vision

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Barnaby, I hate to bring this up,
but it's high time your father

You wouldn't understand, little
girl. A business transaction

Gosh, he said a lot of things,
but mostly he said the money
wasII flflllto stav in the bank--_

-So I can go to col ege-
11 [ Ilp.? O_ Ye. 1



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