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PAGE FOUR

THE MICHIGAN DILY

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1949

PAGE FOUE SUNDAY, NOVEM1~ER 20, 194~I

The
City Editor's
SCRATCH
PAD
By AL BLUMROSEN
THE FOOTBALL SEASON ended yester-
day, and those students who had fresh-
man seats for the last two months in the
stadium can look forward to at least getting
into the coffin corner next fall.
And a new crop of freshmen can prepare
to look around the goal post at their foot-
ball team.
* * *
rfHIS IS a sad and, I'm afraid, typical com-
mentary on some of the activities of the
athletic department of this University. Re-
liable stories have been circulating to the
effect that far too often, the athletic plant
is operated more as a business proposition
and less in the interests of the students.
I realize that the officials down there
are facing strong pressure from the alum-
ni and other influential sources in re-
gard to the football ticket situation.
But their solution to the problem has
shoved students around to the point where
the freshmen are lucky if they can see
thirty minutes of football during the se-
mester.
A DECENT SEAT AT A MICHIGAN
FOOTBALL GAME IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT
A RIGHT, FOR SEVERAL THOUSAND
STUDENTS.
IN EFFECT, this says that part of the
student body is NOT AS IMPORTANT
TO THE UNIVERSITY, as certain alumni
and important outside people.
Without a student body there would be no
University. Student players make up the
football team. The students, before anyone
else, are entitled to decent seats at the
games.
This is not intended to slight in any
way the magnificent support that the
strong alumni and other groups have
given to the University, but I think the
alums themselves would be the first to
say that students come first at their
University.
Therefore, Messrs. Crisler and Weir, when
you get around in your own quiet way to
make out the seating arrangements for
next fall, why not give the students their
due and let them watch the game from
the sidelines, instead of the end zone.
Some of them might be interested in the
University too.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: JIM BROWN

Work Program
IT SEEMS, although the University re-
sides in the center of a Republican
stronghold, that campus authorities have
set up a small-sized WPA of their own.
Each spring squads of grounds men
descend upon the campus with hoppers
full of grass seed, organic fertilizer, and
hearts full of hope. They rake, level,
plant their seeds, and erect signs and
bulwarks against the mighty Philistinian
horde which comes down from the hills
each day. And they fertilize.

The
gentle
earth
while,

mighty sun does
rain obliges, and
is flowery and
even the students

its work well, the
in no time at all
verdant. For a
cooperate.

Then comes fall. The student decency
to the new sprung grass disappears with
the warm summer and once again the
campus walks become as cowpaths of
the pasture.
Perhaps this metamorphosis has taken its
place as a permanent process in the natural
cycle. Perhaps also the University will run
out of money and the dole will cease. And
just possibly someone will think of walking
on a sidewalk.
-Rich Thomas.
MERRY-GO-ROUND:
Chin g's Blast
By DREW PEARSON
WASHINGTON - Fed eral Conciliation
Chief Cyrus Ching really cut loose at
John L. Lewis in a private chat with the
mine operators who were stood up when
Lewisgduckeda scheduled conference on
settling the coal conference.
'What right has he to keep us waiting
here at this critical time and say that he
will set the date for a meeting at his con-
venience?" exploded Ching. "In my opinion,
that is unnecessary and unforgivable ar-
rogance."
"I want to see the coal strike settled
permanently, so we can return to a normal
economy," said the conciliation boss. "The
miners are entitled to know where they
stand. So are the industries which need
coal. So are the people. This temporary
return to work is no solution."
What Ching meant was that the rail-
roads would not go to the expense of
putting strike-sidetracked trains back into
service if they had to yank them off the
rails again on December 1. Also, steel com-
panies and other industries needing coal
couldn't plan ahead with Lewis's work-
again, strike-again shenanigans.

ROILING STONES
... by Harold Jackson
Long Live 10 Cent Programs,..
BEFORE THE last fullback falls "off the
wagon" and King Football officially re-
tires for another year, we'd like to pay tri-
bute to those great campus capitalists-the
students who furnished us with 10 cent foot-
ball programs.
Promoted by half a dozen different stu-
dent companies and many hundreds of
glib-tongued hawkers, the midget pro-
grams this fall had their biggest season in
three years.
And many thousands of fans were able to
keep track of the players without investing
50 cents in the glossy bundle of campus
scenes and Chesterfield ads the University
palms off as programs within the stadium
gates.
It was to beat down the University's
program price that Dick Hait and Al
Beattie originated the 10 cent program-
which included an editorial blast at of-
ficial rates-in 1947.
They averaged 5,000 sales for the first two
games, and then came strong University
pressure to quit their business, augmented
by some unusually inspired police inter-
ference for "selling on sidewalks."
But Hait and Beattie just calmly
stepped back off the sidewalk and went on,
selling. As their success continued, new-
companies were formed, and midget pro-
grams sales have been increasing ever
since.
Last fall the University program price
fell to 25 cents, presumably as a result of
the student competition. But the loss of
profit must have been too much to swallow,
because the official price was jacked back
up to half a dollar this fall.
And we have it unofficially that busi-
ness this year was NOT good.
So here's hoping there are twice as many
midget programs sold next fall. Few tears
will be shed if the 10 cent program eventual-
ly completely wipes out the age old Uni-
versity custom of gouging its students and
alumni with 50 cents worth of nothing-
printed on fancy paper and marked OFFI-
CIAL.
**
Of Books and Bustles . ..
PROF. GLEN McGEOCH likes to recall a
parallel drawn by an old German pro-
fessor during a lecture on the relationship
of styles in clothes and moral attitudes.
'Women's bustles and novels by Sir Walter
Scott are very much alike," the old gentle-
man observed. "They both are superstruc-
tures of ornament based upon foundations
of stern reality."

Alumnus

fort to keep abreast of it? I don't
know Mr-Putnam's associations,
nor hoW od he is, but I think he
fails to recognize that on the col-
lege level we can expect a stu-
dent whw is willing to run for of-
fice to be responsible enough to
consider the welfare of the entire
student body rather than that of a
handful of old buddies.
-Marlin Demlinger.
. * * *
To the Editor:
THE CANDIDATE for the Board
in Control of Student Publica-
tions who -wrote a letter to this
column~y-sterday is using faulty
"Logic.
I maintain that experience with
the student publications is ex-
cellent background for service on
the Board. I repeat that the best
jobs in the past have been done
by men with experience.
The candidate was courteous
enough to admit that he had erred
in one of his earlier accusations,
but he failed to mention that he
had said that the practice of re-
signing from publications staffs
to run for the Board was common
this year, and that he was mis-
taken on that point too.
This candidate also implies that
I possess 'undesirable associa-
tions" which would "color" my
thinking. I object to that vicious
charge. The asociations I have
would be employed as impartially
as possible for the improvement
of the publications.
Incidentally, if I were to show
partiality, as the candidate sug-
gests, there are always ten other
Board members ready to vote me
down. But I emphasize, that would
not be necessary.
-B. S. Brown.
To the Editor:
LET ME BE BOTH brief and
blunt.
One Board in Control of Stu-
dent Publications candidate is
running on a platform that he is
"impartial, experienced, and un-
obligated." In bragging about his
total lack of contact or experience
with the publications involved,
this young man implies ,that all
persons with such contacts are
liable to have had their thinking
colored on such important issues
as editorial appointments.
If this individual follows the
pattern of campaigners in the
past who have cited their total
ignorance as a prime qualifica-
tion for the office, I suggest that
we can reasonably imply that he
is interested in imposing ideas on
the publications either of his own
or of whatever group he may hap-
pen to represent.
Turning for a moment to the
other extreme (two columns far-
ther to the right that is), we find a
chap named MacDougell charging
that the "Michigan Plan" on dis-
crimination as passed by the NSA

and as functioning here is ade-
quate for Mississippi but not
Michigan.
Extremist emotional allegations
of this type can best be refuted by
a rational evaluation of the entire
situation which is, difficult to pre-
sent in a letter.
One dormitory has invited the
two of us over to debate the issue
at length. If any other campus
groups are sufficiently concerned,
I believe that we can provide an
interesting session.
--Tom Walsh.
The Daily's Survey...
To the Editor:
WHAT IS The Daily trying to
prove? We grant that the pub-
lished statistics concerning the
membership of organizations are
probably valid for those groups
tabulated, but what is the pur-
pose of the article? We hope you
were trying to mobilize the inde-
pendent vote. However, it seemed
as though you were trying to re-
activate forces for another
"Greek-Independent war."
The women of the League,
through their Panhellenic and As-
sembly Associations, have con-
tinuously striven for cooperation
between affiliated and indepen-
dent students, and have been very
successful in accomplishing this
goal. There is absolutely no an-
tagonism between the two groups,
and we resent any implication or
agitation of such a controversy.
Leadership in activities is granted
to those who have the time and
make the effort, regardless of their
housing situation. In fact, the
League especially encourages In-
dependent women to join organi-
zations.
The members of campus organi-
zations are either elected demo-
cratically or chosen democratical-
ly, and if the independents are in-
terested in raising their "percent-
ages," there is nothing stopping
them. Last year's J-Hop Commit-
tee was 100% affiliated, yet only
one out of the thirty candidates
running this year is independent.
How can you expect the percent-
ages to be different?
We might also add that the se-
lection of organizations for the
survey left out many groups such
as SRA and IRA, which might re-
flect a dfiferent percentage. It is
also obvious that the honor so-
cieties would duplicate the statis-
tics since the members are selected
from the leaders of the organiza-
tions.
Your caricatures certainly did
not typify the attitude at Michi-
gan.
-Jody Johnson,
League Council, Student
Legislature, Mortarboard
-Pat Lewis,
League Council, Central
Pep Committee, Scroll

wr

Xette TO T HE EDITOR
The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all letters whichsare 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 publicationrat the discretion of the
editors.
v '

4

Elections .. .
To the Editor:
LLOYD PUTNAM, in describing
the qualifications of a student
Board member places great em-
phasis on impartiality, experience
and non-obligation. Fine. But
while Mr. Putnam agrees that
these are the qualities the voters
should look for, he seems to feel
that experience can be overlooked.
It's possible that I've mis-read Mr.
Putnam, for by his own word, he
is a writer full of subtle implica-
tions, but I am very curious what
sort of experience he means the
student candidate to have. He
questions the practice of electing
students who have had any prac-
tical experience on publications,
and I suppose, then, Mr. Putnam

means that wide contact with hist
fellow. students is experiencer
enough.t
But to get anything done for1
the students on any controlling1
board you've got to have studentc
members who are informed, who<
have something more than vague,
theoretical knowledge, who have,1
in other words, the kind of prac-i
tical experience that will makei
them useful.t
Mr. Putnam makes a dangerous
assumption. He assumes that be-i
cause a student has been a mem-t
ber of a publication he is,, there-c
fore, bound and sworn to do all he
can to help his "boys." Isn't it
posible that a former publicationsc
member is capable of objectivity,1
that instead of being out of touchc
with student opinion, he makes a 1
very determined and successful ef-

U; _____________

58 SL Candidates State ositionsin Electi

)n Race

(Continued from Page 3)
Sally Hughes (Gresham)
52Arch
1. Yes; 2. IFC; 3. No; 4. Yes;
5. No; 6. No opinion.
I have always had a great
interest in student government
and would like an opportunity to
serve the student body as a legis-
lator. I feel I have gained a good
knowledge of the part SL plays
in campus life and would carry
out my duties as a legislator to
the best of my ability.
*Jean Iglauer, '51
1. Yes; 2. SL; 3. Yes; 4. Yes;
5. Yes; 6. Yes. .
There should be a larger per-
centage of women on Student Leg-
islature who have active exper-
ience in campus activities. Be-
cause of this outside interest a
greater percentage of students can
be better represented. Through
this larger representation there
will result a stronger liaison be-
tween legislature and student in-
terest.
Howard Johnson, '51
1. No; 2. IFC; 3. No; 4. No;
5. No; 6. No opinion.
I am running for re-election to
SL because I believe student gov-
ernment can be of great service to
the students, and that we should
not quit the job until that goal
has been accomplished.
* Jack Jones, '53
1. Yes; 2. Combination; 3. No;
4. Yes; 5. No opinion; 6. Yes.
I am interested in the Student's
welfare at Michigan. I shall act
on the following issues:
(1) Revival of faculty rating
lists.
(2) No more talk but ACTION
on the establishment of a stu-
dent co-operative bookstore.
(3) The use of a deodorant on
manure around women's dormi-
tories in the spring.
(4) ORGANIZED rah-rah and
school spirit.
(5) Long Thanksgiving week-

>Q

*Dorothy Kline, '52
1. Yes; 2. IFC; 3. Yes; 4. Yes;
5. No opinion; 6. Yes.
Student Legislature should as-
sume a more important role in
government on this campus. I feel
that it's my duty to help expand
the powers of this organization
afd increase its effectiveness.
Cal Klyman, '51
1. Yes; 2. Combination; 3. No;
4. Yes; 5. No; 6. Yes.
To continue working on the Stu-
dent Legislature's Human Rela-
tion Committee that is attacking
the problem of discrimination and
further endeavor to make the
campus a more agreeable place to
live.
George C. Kozonis, '51
1. Yes; 2. Combination; 3. No
opinion; 4. Yes; 5. No; 6. No
opinion.
Michigan students have viewed
their Student Legislature with
considerable apathy. Verification
of the above is relatively simple.
Look at the number of students
voting in past elections. Thus, I
desire to be elected to the SL with
the hope that I may encourage
greater student participation in
legislative affairs.
*Mary-Louise Lacy, '51
1. Yes; 2. Combination; 3. No;
4. Yes; 5. Yes; 6. Yes.
I have followed SL's progress
with great interest and ultimately
concluded that I would like to
take an active part in its work.
Too many of us are inclined to
gripe about campus issues and
otherwise do nothing about them.
Serving on SL seems to be by far
the best way to get the wishes of
our fellow students to the fore
where they may be heard and,
when passible, acted upon.
Jacob Lazar, '50
1. No opinion; 2. No opinion;
3. No opinion; 4. No; 5. Yes;
6. No opinion.
My desire to serve on the Stu-
dent Legislature stems from the
hope of seeing student government
at work and being a part of the

* * * *
Question

The Daily asked the 58 Student Legislature candidates six ques-
tions pertaining to campus issues as a part of its election survey.
Their answers appear below with their statements on what they will
do on Student Legislature if elcted.
1. DO YOU THINK discriminatory clauses should be removed
from fraternity and sorority constitutions? Yes, no, no opinion.
2. Do you feel that IFC, SL or a combination of the two
groups should take the initiative in removing discriminatory
clauses from organizational constitutions? IFC, SL, combination,
no opinion.
3. Do you think a definite time limit should be set for an
organization to remove discriminatory clauses from its constitution
at this time? Yes, no, no opinion.r
4. Do you favor more representative students on the Student
Affairs Committee? (Present ratio is seven students to six faculty
and administration members. Students are two Student Legislators
and one each from the Daily, Union, League and Women's and Men's
Judiciaries.) Yes, no, no opinion. By "more representative students"
the question means students who are more representative.
5. Do you favor the present Hare System of proportional
representation in Student Legislature elections? Yes, no, no
opinion.
6. Do you support the purpose of the CED in working for removal
of questions relating to race, religion and national origin and request
for pictures (which may be construed to be discriminatory) from
University admission application blanks? Yes, no, no opinion.
STARRED CANDIDATES are those who have participated in SL's
highly recommended training program.

weight in administrative circles
that it should. In order to achieve
fully its goal of student govern-
ment, it must display a high de-
gree of responsibility in those areas
in which it is now operating.
Jack Neuhardt, '52
1. Yes; 2. IFC; 3. No; 4. No
opinion; 5. No opinion; 6. Yes.
Since I came to the University
of Michigan, I have acquired an
earnest desire to participate in stu-
dent governmental activities. I be-
lieve there are certain matters
on campus, such as the discrimina-
tion problem, which demand im-
mediate action, and it is my in-
tention to see that these "sore
spots" receive further investiga-
tion and action.
Nick Nichols, '52
1. Yes; 2. No opinion; 3. Yes;
4. No opinion; 5. No; 6. No opin-
ion.
It is my desire to represent those
voting for me and stand firmly for
their desires, regardless of the
Legislature's attitude. By proving
that the Legislature is representa-
tive of the campus as a whole, I,
with others, hope to see the Board
of Regents take prompt and fav-
orable action on our suggestions.
*Walter Oberreit, '51 E
1. Yes; 2. IFC; 3. Yes; 4. Yes;
5. Yes; 6. Yes.
The Student Legislature should
serve as the co-ordinating element
between the student body and the
University Administration. It is
my desire to actively contribute
to this work.
William O'Dell, '52E
1. Yes; 2. IFC; 3. No; 4. Yes;
5. Yes; 6. Yes.
The gap between the students
and the faculty here at the Uni-
versity of Michigan is very wide
and is growing wider. I would like
to serve on the SL in order to help
shorten this gap and also to en-
courage student participation in
campus activities.
Delores N. Olsen, '50
1. Yes; 2. Combination; 3.Yes;
4. Yes; 5. Yes; 6. Yes.
As n, member of the Student

*1

campus for improving conditions SOCIAL AFFAIR:
for the student body, and I want
to be a part of realizing these po-
tentialities. - O
* George Qua, '5228JH p
1. No opinion; 2. IFC; 3. No; AT-g, -
4. Yes; 5. Yes; 6. No opinion. F or IE D
As a member of the Student
Legislature, I would work for a
student bookstore, a better under- Twenty-nine Junior hopefuls are
standing between affiliated and in the race for J-Hop Committee
independent men, and a continua- - the power behind the Uni-
tion of the school spirit program versity's social affair of the year.E
set up this year. Nine positions are open, withf
voting restricted to Juniors, whol
Tom Rice, 5 OBAd will vote by the "weighted" sys-
1. Yes; 2. Combination; 3. No; tem: 10 points for first place tol
4. Yes; 5. No; 6. Yes, one point for tenth place.
The Student Legislature is the * * *
official spokesman for Michigan CANDIDATES ARE:
students; it is the one body that Joan Broomfield, Nan Byrnes,
can initiate and act on matters
that concern the University and 4 Yes; 5. No opinion; 6. Yes.
the student body as a whole. The .y desire to serve on the Stu-
Legislature can be effective in dent Legislature is based upon the
these and other functions only as wish to magnify the voice of men
long as it is strong. I would like and women on campus, regardless
to help maintain and increase thisaofaitonaprogre ha been
strength. of affiliation. Progress has ben
stregth.made in increasing the rights and
Herbert Silverman, '52 privileges of students and I will
1. Yes; 2. Combination; 3. No continue in that direction.
opinion; 4. Yes; 5. Yes; 6. Yes. Dwight Vincent, '52
I desire to serve on SL for one wgtVnet 5
main reason, and that is to repre- 1. Yes; 2. IFC; 3. No; 4. Yes;
sent the independents on campus. 5. Yes; 6. Yes.
SL at the present time has a large I would like to serve on the Stu-
number of fraternity men in it, dent Legislature in order to bring
who mostly represent the fratern- toward ti's body, new and crea-
ities and because of this they do tive ideas:that will aid in expand-
not express the views of all the ing its- agvities and develop more
students. Since this campus is interes 2. the function of such an
made up of mostly independent organization here on campus.
students, I think it is only right *Robert S. Vogt, '51E
that independents represent them. 1. Yes; 2. IFC; 3. No; 4. No;
*Irving Stenn, '52 5. Yes; 6. No.
1. Yes; 2. Combination; 3. Yes; My desire to be a member of SL
4. Yes; 5. Yes; 6.;Yes. stems from a sincere desire to
During my first year at college make the life of the student as f
my interests familiarized me with enjoyable as possible in a social
various activities on campus. These and economic way. I believe that;
interests have been resolved into;a this can ._be accomplished only
sincere desire to participate in the through a strong student govern-'
Student Legislature at the Uni- ment.
versity. Such an opportunity, if Tom Walsh, '51L -
afforded, would be an honor and 1. Yes; 2. Combination; 3. No;
allow me to utilize my past ex- 4. Yes; 5. Yes; 6. Yes.
perience, and ambitions in regard As an incumbant I believe that
to student government. my experience as a Legislator and

rs Hope
)ance Posts
Janet Dewey, Jean H. Dickie, Mar-
garet Donavan, Diane Faulk, Bev-
erly Fullerton, James Foster, Rog-
er K. Garfink, Bart Grimes, Judd
Heinemann, Ned Hess. Rollene
Jackson, Bob Johnson, Karol
Kerr, F. Dean Luse, Ann Maurer.
Paul McCracken, Douglas P.
Mooney, Charles Norwood, Dave
Pease, Mary Lou Porter, Pat Ross,
Jean Schutt,- Rostom Tandourjian,
Lindy Thisted, Ellen Van Wagon-
er, Bill Wells, George Wolf.
'M u 4 anwB att

*Edwin Lewinson, '51
1. Yes; 2. Combination; 3. No;
4. Yes; 5. Yes; 6. Yes.
As a member of the Student
Legislature, I hope to work on hu-
man relations, on the Purchase
Card System, on student rights,
and on other phases of the pro-
gram of the NSA. In this way, stu-
dents at the University are brought
closer to their fellow students
throughout the country.
David Litowsky, '52
1. Yes; 2. Combination; 3. No;
Yes; 5. No; 6. Yes.
I am interested in the activities
of student government and feel I
may have some constructive ideas
regarding the functioning of the
University.
Gordon MacDougall, '52
1 Ye- 2. Conmhinatinn; 3.

sin, I have seen possibilities of fur-
thering the students' positions
through the SL; furthermore, I
feel I can best support the conser-
vative element on campus through
the SL.
*Arnold Miller, '51
1. Yes; 2. No opinion; 3. No;
4. Yes; 5. No opinion; 6. No
opinion.
I wish to serve on Legislature in
order to provide better student
government and a better under-
standing between independent and
affiliated students. We must bind
together in a single functional
unit in order to provide a smooth
working, efficient Student Legis-
lature.
Jo Misner, '50
1. Yes; 2. Combination; 3. No;
4. Yes; 5. Yes; 6. Yes.

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