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paigning during Detroit's recent primary
election was not the radio oratory or catchy
political phrasing on the billboards, but an
insidious whispering campaign against many
of the candidates for mayor.
Whether the whispering began spontane-
ously or was planted by political agents is
difficult to ascertain but, whatever the case,
it was a sad commentary on prejudice in a
Of the four important candidates for
mayor, George Edwards, present City
Council president, bore the brunt of the
attack. Soon after his candidacy was an-
nounced, it was common gossip around
the City that Edwards planned to throw
open restricted housing areas and en-
courage Detroit's large Negro population
to resettle more evenly throughout the
It is hardly difficult to imagine the effect
of these rumors on Detroit's large war-bred
Southern population.
In addition, the Detroit newspapers some-
what unduly, I thought, stressed the fact
that Edwards' best support came from dis-
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

tricts largely inhabited by Negroes. Of
course, there were the usual comments about
the CIO taking over the city hall "lock,
stock, and barrel" if Edwards should win.
Incumbent mayor Van Antwerp fared
slightly better than Edwards-but not
much. Word was spread in Protestant
neighborhoods that Catholic priests had
urged from their pulpits the reelection of
Van Antwerp, a Catholic.
Richard Frankensteen who, by the way,
was a candidate for mayor in 1945 as well
as this year, suffered a double-barrelled
attack. In German neighborhoods, it was
somehow revealed that he was Jewish and
strongly anti-German while, in Jewish dis-
tricts, he was called an anti-Semitic Ger-
Albert Cobo, who received the highest
number of votes in the primary was th
target of the fewest and least vicious rumors.
The worst said about him was that he was
the candidate of the Detroit Board of Com-
merce and Big Business interests.
Lately, there has been a lull in political
news from the Motor City. But, with the
November election fast approaching and
the two finalists, Cobo and Edwards, ready
to square off, the din of the campaign
will probably be heard as far away as
Ann Arbor on a quiet evening.

In a future column, I will attempt to
uate the power of labor unions and
political "committees" in the Detroit
tion picture.





WASHINGTON - "Truman is trying to
prove that the country doesn't need
Taft-Hartley, and the steel industry is trying
to prove that it does." This is how one of
the CIO chiefs has described the real issues
in the threatened steel strike. It is true
that the strike issues cannot be understood
merely in terms of the ten cents an hour
in benefits which CIO President Philip Mur-
ray is asking and the steel industry is re-
* * *
OTHER POWERFUL factors are clearly
affecting the course of the three prin-
' cipal parties to the dispute, Truman, Mur-
ray, and such steel industry spokesmen as
United States Steel president Benjamin
One of these factors is Murray's stra-
tegic position. There was some surprise
when Murray immediately accepted the
Presidential board's ruling against a wage
rise for the steel=workers. But the explan-
ation is simple. If he possibly can, Mur-
ray wants to avoid a strike, and for good
and sufficient reason: his position, in a
test of strength with the steel companies,
is dangerously weak.
Murray's weakness springs partly from the
steel industry's strength. The industry has
reserves to see it through a strike of al-
most unlimited duration. It is true that the
steel union also has a .large strike kitty.
But keeping several hundred thousand strik-
ers eating over a period of weeks is not
cheap. It is estimated that the union's kitty
would run out in less than a month.
N OR IS THIS ALL. The mineworkers of
Murray's old rival, John L. Lewis, are
already out of the pits. As long as this is
so, a steel strike wlil put no real economic
pressure on the steel industry to settle, since
the industry cannot operate anyway with-
out coal. Indeed, In a simultaneous coal and
steel strike, the real pressure would come,
not from Murray, but from Lewis.
Murray is quite conscious of this fact.
Yet he has told his aides that under no
circumstances will he settle for less than
the ten cent plan recommended by the
Presidential board. And the reasons for

this are also clear. Not only is Murray
under great pressure from the rank and
file, as the wildcat strikes in Pittsburgh
show. He must also win at least the ten
cent benefits for his men, or yield the
palm of victory to his old enemy, Lewis,
in their contest for supremacy in labor
Thus Murray is caught in a painful trap.
Even within the CIO there are those who
are beginning to suspect that, in case of a
strike, his best way out of the trap lies
through the hated Taft-Hartley act. If the
strike dragged on to the breaking point,
Murray's most graceful way out might well
be a Taft-Hartley Presidential injunction,
accompanied by open White House support
for the union's position. Yet if Truman turns
to ,Taft-Hartley, he will wreck his own
carefully constructed strategy for 1950 and
THIS STRATEGY has a triangular base-
the racial minorities, the farmers, and
labor, the three largest voting groups in the
country. These voting groups are to be
lined up as solidly as possible behind Tru-
man by a tried and true technique. In the
next session of Congress ,every possible
emphasis will be placed by the White House
on civil rights, the Brennan farm plan, and,
above all, the repeal of the Taft-Hartley
It would be surprising if it had not oc-
curred to some of the steel men that a
strike would find Murray in a weak bar-
gaining position, and Truman faced with
a serious threat to his political strategy.
Especially in the politically conscious and
conservative New York offices, it must
seem that if ever there was a time to have
it out with the CIO, now is the time.
In the past, however, the relations between
Murray's union and the steel industry have
been more sensible than most employer-
union relations. If a strike is now averted,
it will be a tribute to the good sense of all
concerned. For it is plain common sense
that no temporary advantages will justify
the body blow to the national economy which
a strike in the country's basic industry will
surely entail.
(Copyright, 1949, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)

SL Funds
THE UNIVERSITY of Michigan Student
Legislature is not a legislature in the
true sense of the word; it lacks the author-
ity to raise enough money from the entire
student body and administer such funds.
Therefore, it is not really a student gov-
ernment as it lacks what is, perhaps, the
prime requisite of any type of governing
body, financial stability. The Student Leg-
islature has few privileges because it can
take on few responsibilities. This situation
must be corrected, and it must be corrected
in the fery immediate future.
Any authority must be backed by the
power to raise and spend money.
One possible solution to the problem would
be the adoption of a Student Actifities
Ticket. This plan has worked successfully
at other colleges and universities throughout
the world.
Under this method, a small but adequate
fee would be added to the tuition of every
student at the University of Michigan. This
money, to be administered by a subcommit-
tee of the Student Legislature, would cover
dues to campus organizations, and subsidiza-
tion of all-campus social, service and dra-
matic groups.
Not only would a Student Activities
ticket help the camus as a whole by en-
abling all student organizations to make
long range plans, it would also take the
burden of supporting these activities from
the shoulders of a very few, and place it
over the backs of the entire student body.
A Student Activities Ticket would also pro-
mote more interest in student government,
as the distribution of this money would pro-
vide many heated campaign issues.
This plan would allow all types of stut
dent productions and social affairs to be
presented free from serious financial worry,
as any deficit incurred by these groups would
be covered through the student financial
Stability through financial security will
make a Student Legislature..
-Joe Epsten.
City Editor's
AFTER THE USUAL few hectic days at
the beginning of the semester, the crew
here at The Daily has settled into its normal
routine of news gathering. ,
A new Junior Staff has taken over the
job of putting out the paper each day. These
twelve staffers, split into teams of two
working each night, bear the brunt of edit-
ing the paper and writing most of the big
stories that develop in the University and
the city.
A fresh crew of nearly forty sophomore
reporters, who went through a training
period last semester, has begun to dig in
and unearth routine news and features that
throw unusual sidelights on the University
And another senior staff has assumed the
responsibility of seeing that the news gets
reported as fairly and completely as possible.
That is this paper's prime function.
FROM TIME TO time we shall express
our opinion on University affairs, work-
ing for the interest of the student body as
we see it.
At times, we will back up University ac-
tion, and say so, but there may be occasions
when we will disagree with administrative
decisions. When necessary, we will do this
with all the vigor at our command.

It's unfortunate that there must be so
much friction between students and admin-
istration here at.Michigan. What most stu-
dents complain about is a tendency, some-
times of the faculty, sometimes of the adl
ministration and sometimes the Regents, to
act as "divinely inspired lawgivers"-hand-
ing their' decisions down to a supposedly
awe-struck campus and saying "This is for
your best interests because we say so."
With a student body seeking an education,
blundering around looking for their own
answers to complicated quessions, this atti-
tude is obnoxious. From an educational point
of view, it should not exist. When informed
of facts, students and student leaders come
to rational and realistic decisions-but they
have to be shown.
Progress along this line was made last
summer, when Administration leaders ap-
peared before the Student Legislature to
answer questions. There should be more of
the same kind of progress this year.
For our part, we shall continue to sup-
port democratic ideas and procedures here
on campus and elsewhere.
Aind we will protest every time an organi-
zation, be it University Administration, gov-
ernment, or student group, shows a lack of
faith in the judgment of the people, or the
We will protest because, as David Lilien-
thal, chairman of the Atomic Energy Com-
mission wrote : "Faith in the people must
haveas its corollaries, faith inthe facts,
faith in the power of 'knowledge, faith in
the free flow of ideas and hence faith in
education and the processes of educations
These are the very pillars of our free foa

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and Veterans' Emergency Hous-
ing Project waiting list will be
open Oct. 6 and 7. Applications
will be taken in the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs, 1020 Administration
Bldg. Students with the following
qualifications may apply:
1. Only married veterans of
World War II who are at present
registered in the University may
2. Only Michigan residents may
apply. (The Regents' definition of
a Michigan resident follows: "No
one shall be deemed a resident of
Michigan for the purpose of regis-
tration in the University unless he
or she has resided in this State six
months preceding the date of pro-
posed enrollment.")
3. Only students who have com-
pleted one term in this University
may apply. (A Summer Session is
considered as one-half term.)
4. Only full-time students car-
rying 12 hours of work or more, or
teachers, whose total hours of
teaching and class hours elected
amount to an equivalent of 12
hours or more, may apply.
5. Veterans who have incurred
physical disability of a serious na-
ture will be given first considera-
tion, A written statement from Dr.
Forsythe of the University Health
Service concerning such, disabili-
ty should be included in the ap-
6. Length of service, and par-
ticularly overseas service, will be
an important determining factor.
(In considering an applicant's
total length of service, A.S.T.P.,
V-12, and similar programs will be
7. If both husband and wife are
veterans of World War II and the
husband is a Michigan resident
and both are enrolled in the Uni-
versity, their combined applica-
tions will be given special consid-
Each applicant must present
with his application his Military
Record and Report of Separation,
as well as his Marriage Certificate.
Michigan State Civil Service
Commission announces an exami-
nation for Unemployment Claims
Examiner 1. The State of Michi-
gan also announces an examina-
tion for Buyer Trainee 1, which is
a newly-established class for
training appointees in the field of
purchasing with the ,Michigan
Department of Administration.
Additional information may be
obtained at the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 3528 Administration
College of Literature, Science, and
the Arts, School of Education,
Forestry, Music and Public
Students, who received marks
of I, X, or "no report" at the end
of their last semester or summer
session of attendance, will receive
a grade of E in the course or
courses unless this work is made
up by Oct. 26. Students, wishing
an extension of time beyond this
date in order to make up this work,
should file a petition addressed to
the appropriate official in their
school with room 1513 Adminis-
tration Building, where it will be
Seminar in Applied Mathematics

will meet at 4:15 p.m., Thurs.,
Sept. 29, 247 W. Engineering Bldg.
Dr. W. M. Kincaid will speak on
"Problems in visual perception."
Everyone is invited.
Academic Notices
Anthropology 188 will meet to-
day in 6 Angell Hall.
Spanish 213: The Spanish Lan-
guage in America, will meet Mon-
day evenings from 7-9 in 106
South Wing. First meeting, Oct.
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 Serv-
ice announces the following
courses, enrollment for which may
be made in advance in the office
at 4524 Administration Building
(or at the first class session if the
course is not already filled):
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.
Understanding and Interpreting
the Bible: A study of the origin
and nature of the Bible, how it
has come down to us, and its spe-
cific contribution for the life of
today. Church school teachers of
high school age classes should find
this of value. Noncredit course,
eight weeks, $5. Dr. Leroy Water-
man. Mon., Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m., 170
Business Administration Bldg.
Administration in the Hospital

The Daily accords its readers the
privilege of submitting letters for
publication in this column. Subject
to space biitations, the general pol-
icy is to publish in the order in which
they are received all letters bearing
the writer's signature and address.
Letters exceeding 300 words, repeti-
tious letters and letters of a defaina-
tory character or such letters which
for any other reason are not in good
taste wil not be published. The
editors reserve the privilege of con-
densing letters,
If hy?
To the Editor:I
T RADITIONALLY the Letters to
the Editor column in The
Daily has been a usful forum for
readers. Yet this semester you
have so far printed no letters. Are
you suppressing them, or have
your readers given up the fight?
-Allegra Pasqualetti.
* *' *
Sidewalks **
To the Editors:
WHAT happened to our steam-
heated sidewalks?
Last year The Daily came out
Nursing Unit: A study of the prin-
ciples, functions, and essential.ac-
tivities of administration in insti-
tutional nursing. Registration is
still open to graduate nurses.
(Nursing 20, two hours credit; six-
teen weeks, $14. Prof. Wilda G.
Chambers. Tuesdays, 7 p.m., 4406
University Hospital.
Ceramics: A study of the mate-
rials and forms of pottery. Basic
ceramic design applied to the pot-
ter's wheel and simple use of
glazes. Beginners' section Class
limited to twenty. Noncredit
course, ten weeks, $10; materials,
$5. Prof. Gover D. Cole. Mon.,
Oct. 3, 8 p.m., 125 Architecture
Modern Dance Course: Rhyth-
mic body mechanics, including
stretching, limbering, and tech-
niques of modern dance are part
of this course. Movement exer-
cises can be practiced at home and
should gradually result in a well-
conditioned body. Appreciation
and understanding of the dance
will be developed to musical ac-
companiment if the group wishes.
Open to both men and women.
Noncredit course, eight weeks. One
evening a week, $5; two evenings
a week, $10. Dr. Juana de Laban
and staff. Monday and Wednes-
day, Odt. 3 and 5, 7:30 p.m. Dance
studio, second floor, Barbour Gym-
Carillon Recital: The third pro-
gram in the fall series of carillon
recitals by Prof. Percival Price will
be heard at 7:15 p.m., Fri., Sept.
30. Selections from Peer Gynt
Suite by Grieg, three carillon com-
positions by Nees, a group of Lat-
in-American airs, and Farandole,
from Bizet's L'Arlesienne. T his
program will be repeated Mon.,
Oct. 3.
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 a, 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.
ThesExtra Concert Series is as
f ollows :
Nelson Eddy, baritone, Oct. 9;
Boston Symphony, Charles
Munch, conductor, Oct. 25; Tossy
Spivakovsky, violinist, Nov. 22;
Carroll Glenn, violinist and Eu-
geneĀ° 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, .niyersity Musical Society,
Burton Memorial Tower.
Events Today
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity:

with a nice fat article, straight
from the lips of our esteemed Ad-
ministration, that this year Mich-
igan would get another face-lift-
ing treatment (to cothteract the
aged deathtraps-U Hall, South
Wing, Mason Hall and Romance
We were supposed to be pre-
sented with heated sidewalks so
we wouldn't be tracking slush into
our beautiful class rooms, and so
the Buildings and Grounds de-
partment wouldn't catch pneu-
monia while shoveling snow.
So what do we get? Nothing.
The only action taken since the
announcement was last spring's
nerve-shattering Operation Ma-
nure. And now that's disappeared.
The Administration has forgotten
its ag'ln.
As tile loudest voices of campus
opinion, it is your duty to get the
boys on the job and get us our
steam-heated sidewalks.
What do you think we are, peas-
-Dorothy Ivick
Meeting of all members, 7:30 p.m.,
Rm. MN, Union.
Inter-Fraternity Council: Reg-
istration for fraternity rushing,
1-5 p.m., Rm. 3-C, Union. Meet-
ing of all rushees and rushing
chairmen, 7:30 p.m., Rm. KM,
Druids will meet at 10, Union.
Men's Glee Club Tryouts will be
ield Thursday and Friday nights
7:15 p.m., Rm. 3-G, Union. Try-
outs are held only once a year at
this time, and no new members
will be admitted the spring semes-
Graduate School Record' Con-
certs: every Thursday, 7:45 p.m.,
East Lounge, Rackham Bldg. Pro-
gram for tonight: BACH, Sonata
in E, Landowska, harpsichord,
Menuhin, violin; BRAHMS, Quar-
tet No. 3 in B Flat, Op. 67, Guilet
String Quartet; BARTOK, Sonata
for Violin and Piano, No. 1, Menu-
hin and Balley. All graduate stu-
dents invited; silence requested.
UWF (United World Federal-
ists): First meeting this semester,
League, 7:30 p.m. Open meeting.
U. of M. Rifle Club: Ogganiza-
tional meeting, 7 p.m. Room 3K,
Union. All interested welcome.
International Center Weekly
Tea: 4:30-6 p.m. For all foreign
Students and American Friends.
Political .Science .Graduate
students: Pol. Sci. 402 Journal
Club will meet at 4:15 p.m., 1035
Angell Hall. Roll will be taken.
A.C.S. Student Affiliate meet-
ing, 7:30 p.m. Mr. H. J. Gomberg
will speak on "Radioactive Isoto-
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Judge Sherman Minton of Indiana to
the latest Supreme Court vacancy, he not
only picked one of his old Senate friends but
one of the most militant rough-and-tumble
New Dealers who ever supported Franklin
Roosevelt. Furthermore, he picked an old
friend of Justice Hugo Black.
This latter fact will have an effect upon
the court which few people realize. For-'
Justice Black, on the day of Justice Rut-
ledge's funeral, confided to close friends
that he was getting tired and expected
soon to resign. Black told intimates that
he felt so depressed over the loss of his
two friends, Frank Murphy and Wiley
Rutledge, that he did not believe he could
continue the battle for liberalism much


' Black's committee, and carried on as chair-
man afterward.
MINTON WAS ALSO in the forefront of
Roosevelt's supreme court battle. And
at one point when several Senate leaders,
following the death of Senate leader Joe
Robinson of Arkansas, advised Roosevelt to
drop the Supreme Court fight, it was Min-
ton who urged him to continue. Later Min-
ton was the administration's choice to reply
to Senator Burt Wheeler of Montana, leader
of the opposition against the Supreme Court
Minton came to the Senate in 1934 after
defeating "little Artie" Robinson of In-
diana, who had held office with the help
of the Indiana Ku Klux Klan.
Tall, dark, good-looking, Minton served
as a captain of infantry overseas and al-






I've borrowed a copy of Lovejoy from the
library, Barnaby. Authoritative little
work on American colleges. To help us

Yes. I noticed it as I flew by your attic window.
Those look like black-ovt
curtains. From the war-

And mark me as a full-fledged faculty member.
Or I will be. When I've taken my loyalty oath.
. ", ._-/ . _ a.



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