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IN MORE THAN 50 fraternal abodes the
cobwebs are being brushed down this
week and the brothers are practicing their
smiles and handshakes, in preparation for
another regular fall wave of rushees.
But rushing and fraternity life is tak-
ing on a new light this year. The Com-
mittee on Discrimination of the SL, with
which the IFC worked this spring and is
pledged to work this fall is striving hard
this fall to combat prejudices.
The fraternities have an excellent chance
to aid the campaign.
When rushees sign up early in the semes-
ter, a list of their names is distributed to
every fraternity. In the past a tiny nota-
tion has been made after each of J. C, and
P, for Jewish, Catholic and Protestant. This
nakes it handy for the discriminators to
void rushing the obviously undesirables.
But now at last, it is the discriminators
who are on the defensive and there is ab-
solutely no reason for making their lives
easier. By dropping the religious and
racial designations the IFC would be fore-
ing our bigots to shake hands wtih the
rushees before putting a black mark on
This is no guaranteed way of ending dis-
crimination but it is an excellent way of
cringing home to the fraternity people that
in most cases, you really can't tell by looking
at a man whether or not he is a Jew or
Catholic. And as this writer has found, you
often don't find out even after you've lived
with him for a while.
This means that the discriminators will
have to as questions or find out by other
means whether or not a rushee is mem-
bership material racially and religiously.
But that's good. It's the inquiring mind
which our savants are trying to instill
in us, and who knows, some may begin
realizing that the differences are only in
their imaginations.
At any rate, it's either that or issue a
guide to the rushees telling which fraternity
does or does not want them because of their
religious backgrounds.
-Don McNeil.
Uditorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
d represent the views of the writers only.
At Hill Auditorium . .
CESAR, with Raimu, Pierre Fresnay,
Charpin, and Orane Demazis.
"CESAR," THE LAST of the "Marius,"
"Fanny," "Cesar" trilogy, contains most
of the elements that made the first two films
outstanding but somehow doesn't quite reach
'the heights they attained.
The fine Gallic humor which typifies
Marcel Pagnol productions is present, but
not in that abundance which made the
earlier pictures as laugh provoking as they
were. Raimu as the infinitely wise but
humanly fallible Cesar turns in his usual
superb performance, and it is on him and
his bar-room cronies that most of the

humor relies.
Whereas in "Marius" and "Fanny" much
of the comedy arose directly from the plot,
most of the humor in "Cesar" depends on
contrived situations which are quite ex-
traneous to the story. Not that you really
mind because the wit is so piquant as to be
welcomed no matter how it is dragged into
the picture.
Characterization is excellent throughout.
Orane Demazis as Fanny, the now middle-
aged heroine makes a much more lasting
impression in "Cesar" than she did as a
younger woman. She displays a great deal
of sensitivity in her portrayal of a woman
torn between her role of respected matron
and devotion to her girlhood lover.
The only one of the trilogy to have a
happy ending in the accepted movie version
of the term, "Cesar" depends for plot on
the earlier films plus several highly unlikely
coincidences. Despite this, there is enough
human charm in the characters to carry
the film, and I imagine if Ranu had lived
there would have been enough left over for
several additional sequels.
-Fredrica Winters.
N BELOIT, WIS., a telephone operator,
hearing a dog barking over a line, noti-
fied repairmen, who found the dog's mistress
unconscious on the floor.
That's the trouble with those half-trained
dogs-unable to speak clearly after they dial
the operator.
-St. Louis Star-Times.

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Washington Merry-Go-Round

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WASHINGTON - For three years, a
running filibuster has been going on to
keep the fair employment practices bill from
coming up on the Senate floor. But after
2,000 pages of testimony, the weary talka-
thon was temporarily ended-without fan-
fare-when the bill was discharged by the
Senate Labor Committee.
This is the most controversial of all the
civil-rights legislation and is certain to
touch off another filibuster as, soon as it
reaches the Senate floor. All that is holding
it up now is the Democratic high command
-still undecided whether to bring up civil
rights at the tail end of this session while
the Senators are too tired to talk and in a
mood to go home, or to save civil rights until
the 1950 election year when it will be more
potent politically.
The last words of the three-year fili-
buster against the fair employment prac-
tices bill were said behind closed doors.
Senator Forrest Donnell of Missouri called
for more hearings-which would have pro-
longed the filibuster indefinitely.
Minnesota's hair-trigger Senator Hubert
Humphrey leaped to his feet.
"How much more hearings do you think
we need?" he snorted. "We have already
heard from 250 witnesses who have filled
2,000 pages of testimony."
In a vote on Donnell's proposal for more
hearings, four other senators sided with
Who Knows
AN INTERESTING variation of the "Who's
Who" sort of catalog will soon appear
in print. It will be called "Who Knows-
and What," and the idea behind it appears
to have potentialities not yet fully grasped.
In the proposed volume will be listed
16,000 authorities in such highly special-
ized fields as peeling of chipped pearls, the
poppability of popcorn, diseases of onions
and the home life of turtles. Anybody who
wants expert information on topics like
these can simply consult "Who Knows-
and What" and send off a letter of inquiry
to the specialist named.
The book's editors claim that it fills a
real need in an age that is increasingly spe-
cialized. But it might be argued that the new
index, useful as it will undoubtedly prove,
does not go nearly far enough.
Many unquestioned experts in their fields
are likely to be omitted. For example, there
is H. Truman, a recognized authority on
"Pitfalls of the Deep South."
And how about S. Cripps, on the sub-
ject of "Short-Changing the Pound"; B.
Hickenlooper, on "Radioactive Effects of
Atomic Energy Investigations"; Chiang K.
on "How to Survive on an Island on a Few
Paltry Billions"; H. Vaughan on "The
Discriminating Use of Deep-Freezers";
and P. Hoffman on "How to Steer Be-
tween Congressional Shoals"?
Then there is one expert whose field,
although little known, is regarded as ex-
tremely important. But J. Stalin's knowledge
of "What I am Going to do Day After To-
morrow" is almost certain to remain inac-
cessible to those who consult "Who Knows
-and What."
-Mary Stein.
What Now?,
WASHINGTON-The steel strike which
now seems imminent is a nightmare
to a good many people, but to none more
than to President Truman's Council of Eco-
nomic Advisers.
They are willing to express a very tenta-
tive and guarded optimism, but if the pros-
pect of a long steel strike is mentioned, op-

timism gives way to Stygian gloom.
The simplest way to understand the eco-
nomic conundrum with which the econ-
omists are anxiously wrestling is to draw
two lines on a piece of paper. Draw one
straight across the sheet. Then draw an-
other, starting lower down, rising gradually
until it meets the first line, and then almost
immediately plunging down. Label the first
line buying power, and the second produc-
The point where }the second line meets
the first tells what happened when the
postwar inflation came to an end, when
there were suddenly more things to buy than
money to buy them. The lines met and
crossed late last year. Goods began to pile&
up on the shelves. Orders were cancelled.
Men were laid off. Production was cut back,
and the present recession took hold. What
On the whole the economists are inclined
to a cautious, fingers-crossed optimism. But
it must be emphasized that this tentative
forecast does not reckon with an industry-
wide steel strike.
The fact is, the economists will tell you
that there is really no way of assessing the
effects on the national economy of a long
strike in the country's basic industry. Other

him-Taft of Ohio, Pepper of Florida, Hill
of Alabama, and Withers of Kentucky.
Three senators sided with Humphrey -
and for FEPC-Thomas of Utah, Neely
of West Virginia, and Murray of Montana.
But Chairman Thomas pulled two proxies
out of the bag from Morse of Oregon, and
Douglas of Illinois-for FEPC. This gave
Humphrey and Thomas a one-vote ma-
jority-for a moment at least.
Finally it was agreed by an 11-1 vote to
discharge the bill without a recommenda-
tion either for or against it. The lone dis-
senter, in this case, was not Donnell-but
Hill of Alabama.
** * e
DESPITE THE unpleasant news about
Russia's a-bomb, those who plan U.S.
war strategy had long ago figured on a
Russian weapon probably even more grue-
some-namely, germ warfare.
Bacteriological warfare preparation is
now no secret either in the United States
or Russia. By the end of the war the
United States Navy had developed a germ
capable of wiping out the entire Japanese
rice crop. The germ, of course, was never
used. But since then, American scientists
have continued their experimentation,
while Soviet scientists are reported to have
been working feverishly and to have de-
veloped two types of virus. One would wipe
out cattle, the other would spread pesti-
lence among human beings.
U.S. intelligence regarding developments
behind the iron curtain is now much better
than at the end of the war. It's even known
that the Russians are working on inocula-
tion for their own troops so they could
advance into enemy territory immune to dis-
ease germs, after their own bacteriological
warfare units had knocked outathe enemy.
For some time this was to be Russia's chief
answer to the atomic bomb, for germ war-
fare can be prepared in small, inexpensive
laboratories instead of the acres and acres
of industrial plants necessary for the a-bomb
Out 1awrits ts
THE RUSSIAN atomic explosion has re-
vived talk of outlawing the atomic bomb.
Perhaps it would be more proper to talk
of outlawing the principle that involves the
use of the bomb-war.
In midsummer, however, at Geneva,
representatives of sixty nations approved
four new conventions on the rules of war.
The nature of the conventions is incone-
quential. What is important is that the na-
tions of the world still seem to be in full
approval of making war-or mass murder-
At the end of the First World War a .
group of Americans, feeling that a world
league would result in a nationalistic con-
tinuation of the European war system with
this country involved, proposed to outlaw
Their plan was basically:
1. To have a conference called by the
parliaments of the world to execute a
treaty to outlaw war.
2. To have a convention called to codify
the international laws of peace, and to es-
tablish a world court, built on the principles
otlhe U.S. Supreme Court, to settle all in-
ternational disputes.--
3. To have the faith of all civilized peo-
ples pledged to the code in a ,plebicite.
No force was to be used in the enforce-
ment of the decisions of the court as this
would be nothing short of war.
Since the Outlawrist movement died out
with the signing of the Kellogg-Briand Pact
Europe has returned to the old system of
farcical peace pacts, non-aggression treaties,
armed alliances and war.
And the United States is now in the war
system up to its neck. The United Nations
is, as the League of Nations was, a flop.

Nationalism is still king.
Before a world federation can be realized,
nations must meet on a common ground.
The means to this was and still is outlined
in the Outlawrist Plan.
-Vernon Emerson.

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NisA Program
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the second of two articles on the Annual
Congress of the National Students Association. The writer, a former Daily
senior editor, is director of publications for NSA).
VIRTUALLY EVERY PHASE of student life is touched by programs
outlined by the National Student Association.
The Purchase Card System, whereby student purchasing
power is directed toward merchants willing to give students dis-
counts, will be expanded and revised to bring incoming Fresh-
men into the program and get them acquainted with the entire
NSA program.,
Increased numbers of American students will study, work, and
travel abroad. More than 1,500 will go to Denmark alone. Asia, South
Africa will be added to present travel lists. Students may be repre-
sented on the Fulbright scholarship committee.
* * * *
UNDER CONSIDERATION are exchange of articles to periodicals
in other countries, international study tour of India, film exchange,
broadcasts abroad, exchange of radio, stage scripts, international sem-
inar on student life.
More orientation programs, including vocational guidance,
psychology tests, human relations clinics to help students under-
stand each other. Faculty rating systems will also be initiated.
A survey on introduction of sex education will be taken.
GRADING SYSTEMS used will be evaluated and students will
work for granting of extra credits to students participating in extra-
curricular activities.
Regular progress reports will be published on the work each
§chool is doing on elimination of discrimination within student or-
Officers and persons attending from the Michigan Region: Chair-
man of the Michigan Region: Duane Johnson, Wayne. Other officers
of the region: Joan Mauer, delegate-at-large; James Kilsdonk, vice-
chairman; Pauline Primeau, educational problems chairman; Doriane
Zipperstein, international affairs chairman; Bill Pratt, student life
chairman; Doris Andrews, recording secretary; Evelyn Citrin, corre-
sponding secretary; Jack Burns, treasurer; Rollo O'Hare, public rela-
tions director.

cial Events for coming weekend:
Fri., Sept. 30e
Alpha Omicron Pi; Congrega-t
tional-Disciples Guild; Zeta Tauc
Alpha; Women's Physical Ed.i
Sat., Oct. 1
Adams House.; Alpha Delta
Phi; Alpha Kappa Kappa; Alpha
Tau Omega; Chicago House;
Delta Tau Delta; Hostel Club;s
Phi Delta Phi; Phi Kappa Tau;
Phi Rho Sigma; Winchell House;t
Michigan Christian Fellowship. l
Freshman Health Lectures fort
It is a University requirement
that all entering Freshman, in-c
cluding veterans, attend a series1
of lectures on Personal and Com-
munity Health and pass an ex-
amination on the content of these
lectures. Transfer students with
freshman standing are also re-<
quired to take the course unless1
they have had a similar course
elsewhere, which has been accred-
ited here.7
Upperclassmen who were hereJ
as freshmen and who did not ful-
fill the requirements are requested
to do so this term.I
The lectures will be given inc
Natural Science Auditorium at 4,i
5 and 7:30 p.m. as per the follow-
ing schedule:
Lecture 3, Wed., Sept. 28; Lec-
ture 4, Thurs., Sept. 29; Lecture 5,
Mon., Oct. 3; 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
note that attendance is required.
Academic Notices
New Courses: The Dept. of Near
Eastern Studies announces the
appointment as Visiting Lecturer
in Near Eastern Languages for
this year only of Martin Spren-
gling, Prof. Emeritus of Semitics,
Univ. of Chicago. Internationally
famous, Prof. Sprengling will offer
the following courses:
Near Eastern Studies 167-168,
Moslem History and Civilization
(identical with History 167-168);
and Near Eastern Studies 61-62,
Elementary Arabic. Hours to be
arranged. Contact department
office, 2023 Angell Hall.
The University Extension Service
Ceramics. A study of the mate-
rials and forms of pottery. Basic
ceramic design applied to the pot-
ter's wheel and simple uses of
glazes. Open to students who have
had previous work in ceramics.
Class limited to twenty. Noncredit
course, ten weeks, $10; materials,
$5. Prof. Grover D. Cole. Wed.,
Sept. 28, 8 p.m.,r125 Architecture
A similar section for beginners
is announced for Mondays,, at 8
p,m., 125 Architecture Building,
beginning Oct. 3. Prof. Cole will
be the instructor for this, also.
Limited to twenty. Enrollment
may be made at the University
Extension office, 4524 Administra-
Painting and Composition. Open
to those who are interested in do-
ing creative work in painting and
composition, using still life, model,
or freely chosen subject matter.
Designed for the beginner as well
as for the mature student. Lec-
tures, group discussions, and stu-
dio activities. Noncredit, eight-
week course which can be taken
both Monday and Thursday
nights for the fee of $15; or one
night a week for $7.50. This
course can also be taken as a six-
teen-week course, fees to be paid
at the beginning of each eight-
week period. Frank Cassara,
Thurs., Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., 415

Architecture Building; Prof. Ger-
ome Kamrowski, Mon., 7:30 p.m.,
415 Architecture Building.
Living in the Later Years I. This
course is designed for those people
in middle age and in later matur-
ity who wish to learn how to de-
velop their older years in a satis-
fying, useful, and healthful man-
ner. It will also be of value to per-
sons who are interested in the
problems of aging and the devel-
opment of community resources
for older citizens. The course will
be- given by a group of mature
persons who have experience and
expertness in the topics consid-
ered. Opportunity for discussion
will be provided in connection
with each lecture. Noncredit
course, eight weeks, $5. Coordina-
tor, Dr. Wilma Donahue. Thurs.,
Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., 165 Business
Administration Building.
History 323 will meet in the
Manuscript Room, Clements Li-
brary, 7:30 Thursday evening. Use
rear entrance.
Spanish 213: The Spanish Lan-
guage in America, will meet Mon-
day evenings from 7-9 in 106
South Wing. First meeting, Oct.
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 Tuesday and Wednesday morn-
ings, Sept. 27 and 28 in Barbour
Choral Union Chorus: Last sea-
son's members, in good standing,
who desire to continue in the
Choral Union, please fill out ap-
plication cards at the offices of
the University Musical Society,
Burton Tower.
New applicants who desire to
gain membership. please make ap-
pointments for tryouts at once,
also at the offices of the Society
in Burton Tower.
Concerts: The University Musi-
cal Society announces the Choral
Union Concert Series as follows:
Artur Rubinstein, Pianist, Oct.
4; Vienna Choir Boys, Oct. 15;
Boston Symphony, Charles
Munch, conductor, Nov. 6; Italo
Tajo, Bass, Nov. 16; Rise Stevens,
mezzo-soprano, Dec. 5; Cincinnati
Orchestra, Thor Johnson, con-
ductor, Jan. 17; Myra Hess, Pian-
ist, Feb. 17; Pittsburgh Orchestra,
Paul Paray, guest conductor, Feb.
23; and Zino Francescatti, violin-
ist, Mar. 20.
The Extra Concert Series is as
Nelson Eddy, baritone, Oct. 9;
Boston Symphony, Charles
Munch, conductor, Oct. 25; Tosy
Spivakovsky, violinist, Nov. 22;
Carroll Glenn, violinist and Eu-
gene List, pianist, Jan. 6; and
Chicago Symphony Orchestra,
Fritz Reiner, guest conductor,
Mar. 12.
Season tickets as well as tickets
for individual concerts in both
series are on sale at the offices of
the University Musical Society,
Burton Memorial Tower.
Carillon Recital by Percival
Price, University Carillonneur,
7:15 tonight, on the Charles Baird
Carillon in Burton Memorial
Tower. The program. will inlude
a group of University of Michigan
songs, four songs by Stephen Fos-
ter, six compositions for carillon
by Menotti, and three spirituals.
Events Today
University Hostel Club:
A group organized for the first
time this summer for everyone in-
terested in bicycling, canoeing,
hiking, winter sports, and square
dancing. First meeting this fall,
7:15 p.m., Lane Hall. Movies.
Everyone welcome.
U. of M. Sailing Club: Regular
business meeting, Union, 7: 0 p.m.
Engineering Council: Meeting,
7:30 p.m., 243 W.E.
Agenda: Officers' Reports.
Committee Reports. Smoker. Job
Placement. Power Tool Shop.
Numerical Grading System.
New Business: Barn Dance.
Speakers. Constitution.
Americans For Democratic Ac-
tion: First fall meeting, 7 p.m.,
Michigan League.
Report on the Labour Party's
Administration in England.
All returning members of ADA
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Women students wishing to ap-
ply for part-time employment
may call at the Dean of Women's
Office, 1514 Administration
Fraternities: Officers of general
and professional fraternities not
operating houses are requested to
call immediately at the Office of
Student Affairs for registration of
their organization.
StudentnOrganizations: To be
retained on the list of approved
organizations for the present
term, it is necessary for previously
recognized organizations to regis-
ter in the Office of Student Af-
fairs, 1020 Admin., ON OR BE-
FORE OCTOBER 14. Organiza-
tions not registered by that date
will be assumed inactive for the
current semester. Registration in-
cludes the filing. of (1) a list of
officers and members, (2) the ac-
ceptance of a member of the fac-
ulty who is willing to act as ad-
viser to the organization for this
period. Officers must be scholas-
tically eligible. Organizational
meetings should be scheduled as
early as possible so that registra-
tion may be completed by the date
Treasurers of student organiza-
tions are requested to confer im-
mediately with Mrs. Alfvin, 1020
Admin., to secure instructions for
the handling of organization
funds. University regulations re-
quire that all students organiza-
tion funds' be deposited with the
Auditor of Student Organizations.
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
driven 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.


Looking Back

Fifty-Ninth Year
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A UNIVERSITY enrollment of 9,399, which
exceeded the 1928-1929 total, was ex-
pected to reach between thirteen and four-
teen thousand within the next few days.
The male-female ratio was 6,781 to 2,618.
Alexander Ruthven, Dean of Administra-
tion and Director of University Museums,
was appointed acting president of the Uni-
versity by the Board of Regents. He was to
perform the presidential duties until a suc-
cessor to Dr. Clarence C. Little was formally
J. Edgar Hoover's FBI agents sought
Biruno Hauptmann's accomplices in the
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