THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1950
WA SHINGTON - A secret huddle of Rus-
Sian and Hungarian generals plotting
an attack on Yugoslavia is the inside reason
for the State Department's sudden offer to
aid Yugoslavia, if she is threatened.
American intelligence agents in Vienna
and Belgrade picked up the alarming re-
port of the Russian military conference
from the anti-Communist Hungarian un-
Stalin attached such importance to the
conference, according to this report, that
he sent both his No. 1 aide, Georgi Malenkov,
and Marshal Constantin Rokossowski, who
is organizing the satallite defenses in East-
Chief decision reached at the confer-
ence, according to the underground, was'
to build bases in the Tatra Mountains of
Hungary for firing rockets into Yugo-
A few days after this report was received,
U.S. Ambassador George V. Allen told re-
porters in Belgrade that Washington is
ready to help Yugoslavia "preserve her inde-
pendence and sovereignty."
-U.S. POLICY ON FRANCO-
FRANCO SPAIN received almost as much
attention as the burning question of what
to do about Formosa when Secretary of
State Dean Acheson was closeted for six
action-packed hours with the House Foreign
Affairs Committee last week.
Acheson's arguments on Formosa were
similar to those he gave the Senate the day
before, but his delineation of Spanish policy
was so complete that it should have been
presented to the American people.
Acheson left no doubts about the State
Department's opposition to the Franco
dictatorship. There never can be a real
understanding between the United States
and Spain while Franco stays in power,
he said, and it is time the Spanish people
were waking up to the fact..... .... ....
As far as he was concerned, Acheson said,
we should continue to withhold full recog-
nition of Spain (we partly recognize her now
through a charge d'affaires) until Franco
is turned out. Acheson frequently referred
to the Spanish dictator as "undependable"
and irreconcilable in his contempt for de-
* * *
-FRANCO HINDERS TRADE-
The Secretary of State added, however.
that if the United Nations ever rescinded its
1946 resolution - which led most member
nations to recall their ambassadors to the
Franco government - the United States
could hardly refuse to re-establish an em-
bassy in Madrid.
"But it is not our intention to initate
such acton," reported Acheson. "To do so
would imply approval of the Franco gov-
ernment. On the other hand, I think
recognition would come quickly if there
was a change of government."
He also explained that the European Co-
operation Administration had found it vir-
tually impossible to do business with Franco
because of the restrictions he placed on
American aid and his refusal to abide by
(Copyright, 1949, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
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
Governenl gg Prices
NCE AGAIN taxpayers must shell out to
raise the price they'll have to pay for
The government has re-entered the egg
market, and indications are that it will
buy close to one billion eggs during the
next four or five months, in order to keep
the price of hen fruit from falling.
These eggs will cost more than $25,000,000.
The near-record production level being
maintained by hens is cited as the cause of
the new purchases.
And so the government is buying eggs
again, although it already has more than
two-and-a-half billion it can't get rid of.
These were bought for $90,000,000 in the
form of powder under 1948 and 1949 price
THE FINAL CONCERT of the Budapest
Quartet was marked by the character-
istic perfection which we have come to ex-
pect from this organizatios. Their tone, in-
dividually and collectively, was, at all times
simply sumptuous, and their 'ensemble"
left nothing at all to be desired. This, I be-
lieve, is all that can be said about such play-
ing: to say more would be superfluous.
It is a great deal more difficult, though,
to give such a clear estimate of the music
played on this occasion, for much of it is
of a controversial nature. For example,
the Beethoven Quartet Op. 18, No. I was
received by the audience with a somewhat
mixed reaction; some were bored, while
others were simply enthralled. Personally,
I was affected neither way for I rather
felt that the music is uneven, though nev-
er totally devoid of interest. I find the sec-
ond and third movements superb, but
rather feel that the outer movements are
merely saying what Haydn had said so
much better. This, however, is just one
The Hindemith Quartet Op. 22, No. 3 is
another case in point. I find this music
strange and rather forbidding, yet, at the
same time, tremendously compelling. If I
say that it was ice-cold music, this isn't
meant in any derogatory sense at all. This to
me was precisely its appeal, if a rather per-
verted one. I was left with an uncomfortable
feeling at the end, a feeling that I had heard
something quite remarkable and yet, just a
little inhuman. Take, for example, the third
movement with its eerie (not haunting)
theme in the violin, set against a relentless
pizzicatto background in the cello and viola;
or again, listen to the almost brutal out-
bursts of the viola in the second movement.
Brilliantly effective this music is, but, try
as I may, I can find nothing in it that could
be called sensuously beautiful. This, may I
say again, is just one man's opinion.
What a relief it was, then, to hear such
a wonderfully personal utterance as the
"Death and the Maiden" Quartet in D
minor. True, it is a brooding, even tragic
work, but it expressed these emotions, in
terms of beauty, not merely in those of
ice-cold violence. Perhaps there are people
who say that the tragic can't be expressed
beautifully; if so, I urge them to listen, in
particular, to the first, and second move-
ments of this quartet.
In their final concert of the series, the
Budapest Quartet once again proved that
they are probably the finest such group
before the public. After all is said and done,
what is there beyond perfection?
For months the government has been
trying to sell the old eggs to the British-
at less than half the price it paid for them.
But the British won't buy. So now the
administration is considering giving the eggs
and other perishable surplus goods to relief
This would certainly be the best solution
under the circumstances, and it's surprising
that none of the government's "experts"
thought of it before, while desperately-need-
ed food rotted away in the dark.
But even if it does use the eggs for relief,
the government will be doing so primarily
for selfish motives-to prevent embarrass-
ment rather than to prevent hunger.
Charity is a secondary consideration.
Its inept handling of surplus eggs is typi-
cal of the administration's generally waste-
ful price support practices.
Farm price supports may be necessary at
times. But they were introduced during the
depression as an emergency measure, to save
farmers from bankruptcy in a time of acute
These economic crutches have remained
to become an institution.
Farmers now feel entitled to government
subsidies as a birthright. They maintain
unnecessarily high "production in the
knowledge that Uncle Sam is always
standing near to buy up the large surplus.
For instance, the agriculture department
had naively hoped that farmers would cut
surplus egg production by killing off hens
and holding down orders for new chicks.
But the farmers didn't cut back.
Why should they? They know when they're
This is just one more example of gov-
ernment-sponsored wastefulness at the
An investigation of farm price supports is
clearly called for. Otherwise, we will con-
tinue to have abuses like the egg scandal, in
which (getting back to poultry jargon)
farmers are grabbing all the white meat and
leaving the wishbone for the rest of us.
MATTER OF FACT:
T aft .Campaignt
By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP
W ASHINGTON - Finding a Democratic
candidate to run for the crucial Senate
seat of Robert A. Taft of Ohio is becoming
a sort of political comedy. On Thursday,
Democratic National Chairman , William
Boyle returned from Columbus after being
told by most Ohio leaders, "It looks like Fer-
guson." This meant that Taft's opponent
would be Ferguson, whose chief gualifica-
tion for the assignment is his intense thirst
THE SAME DAY, without consulting either
the local Democratic organization o'
the anti-Taft labor groups, Dr. Henry Bush,
a professor at Cleveland College and chair-
man of the Cuyahoga County Americans for
Democratic Action, hurled his relatively un-
known hat into the ring. As this is writtei,
him because of his long refusal to commit
farm leaders (who have distinctly cooled to
himself) is expected to announce his candi-
Finally, the always unpredictable Gov-
ernor Frank Lausche has suddenly begun
showing signs of interest in the Senate
race. He has said he would some to Wash-
ington to talk things over with President
Truman, who, ostensibly at least, is inter-
ested in finding someone to beat Taft. He
has already talked with certain of the la-k
bor strategists, including C.I.O. chieftan
Philip Murray. Since he rarely makes up
his mind about running for any office un-
til the last hour for filing, Lausche cannot
be absolutely ruled out.
Nonetheless, although the labor strategists
are wistfully wondering whether Dr. Bush
may not be "another Paul Douglas," it
still looks like Ferguson. This simply means
that the great Ohio election, hitherto billed
as one of the grand contests of the century,
will become a competitive display of the po-
liticai techniques Ohio knows best. These are
the techniques of the late Mark Hanna. Ohio
will hardly hear a grave debate of serious
issues. it the Taft opponent is Ferguson.
Perhaus Ohioans will be consoled by the
many millions of outside money the struggle
ought to bring into their state.
* * e
UT THE MAJESTIC mustering of finan-
cial resources on both sides can lead to
only one thing in the end. Organization,
which is what money really buys in politics,
will be undertaken on a scale and with an
intensity quite unprecedented in such con-
tests. The organization will be more signi-
ficant than the campaign speeches.
Yet this will not alter the two central
facts in the Ohio situation. If Ferguson .
is the nominee, Taft will be more likely
to win. And if Taft wins, he will be in the
best possible position to gain the Repub-
lican Presidential nomination. Only two
developments now in sight could then dash
from his lips the cup he has so often
grasped for. His own victory in Ohio might
be dimmed by the simultaneous defeat of
most of the other Republican conservative
Senators. Or he could suddenly be con-
fronted with the much-bruited Presiden-
tial candidacy of General Dwight D.
Xette/P TO THE EDITOR
The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all letters which are signed by the writer
and in good taste. Letters exceeding 300 words in length, defamatory or
libelous letters, and letters which for any reason are not in good taste will
be condensed, edited, or withheld from publication at the discretion of the
DAILY OFFICIAL BU1ETIN
To the Editor:
THIS discrimination issuemust
have something done about it,
clearly is indicated by the Friday
Daily. The IFC tabled a motion
which would have permitted no
adverse criticism of such matters
as that Negroes can't play on the
basketball team, at least by play-
ers on the team in question. The
same principle can be extended to
the Navy, where a man can't dis-
agree with the policies of his su-
perior without getting something
done about it to him, just like the
students' not being able to get
anything done with the policies of
the University on Thanksgiving.
Or China. Not the University poli-
cies, though; just China.
But Lady Carter doesn't think
so; she, like most among the stu-
dent body politic, is unaware that
this voluntary inability, willy-
nilly, to belong tora campus organ-
ization or team or anything is not
only just discrimination, but also
we put too much emphasis on
things that aren't in keeping with
a liberal, democratic school. It's
almost the same thing like the
situation of mercy-killing or the
question. There are things you
can't go up above.
We must all realize this, and
work to prevent it, or we are surely
not going to be able to "live with
-Harold T. Walsh
* * *
To the Editor:
MACMILLAN shows a great deal
of understanding in pointing
out that the root of discrimina-
tion is attitudes, not practices. No
gentlemen's agreement, no con-
centration camp, is more painful
than the feeling that one belongs
to a group which is despised. One
comes to share this attitude, and
we have self - contempt, self-
hatred. As MacMillan suggests,
removal of discriminatory ques-
tions may have little effect on this
But the attitude of standing up
and denouncing what we see as
wrong, wrong in that it offends
our sense of what is just and heal-
thy, may have a great deal of
effect on the attitude of contempt
and self-contempt.uNot merely
winning the fight, but putting out
the effort necessary to win it, may
be getting at the root of the prob-
* * --*a
Textbook-Drive . .
To the Editor:
ters you have received, under the
impression that they represent the
totalropinion on campus, you are
There seems to be much argu-
ment over whether or not Barnaby
is funny. I resent being told by
some narrow-minded individuals,
who do not enjoy Barnaby, that
the strip is therefore not funny.
I understand why some people
would feel this way and concede
them their right to feel as they do.
But, who are they to dictate that
Barnaby, because they don't like
it, is not funny? There are all
sorts of humor and it is up to all
to grant that things they don't
laugh at may amuse others, and
to allow them their privilege of
being amused. I, for one, demand
Barnaby's return and would like
an explanation of his disappear-
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Barnaby's tern-
porary absence was caused by fail-
ure of the syndicate to send The
Daily the matrices from which the
comic strip is cast into lead for
To the Editor:
SOMEONE HAS written a letter
accusing The Daily of trying to
be "balanced." That's ridiculous.
There isn't a college paper in the
country that is more representative
of the "smart young collegiate
The cause of this insolence was
an excellent article by Jim Greg-
ory. But there aren't enough edi-
torials of that kind to justify such
-Mary Lou Watt
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At The Michigan...
THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, with
Danny Kaye and a legion of human props.
HOLLYWOOD'S PATTER-MAN is back in
town again, and if you liked him before,
you'll probably like him this time.
For Kaye is his usual well-meaning but
blundering self, people are, as usual, "af-
ter him", the movie is packed with re-
strained slapstick, and Kaye eventually
Changes have been rung in, though. For
this edition of Kaye humor, we have period
costumes of the Napoleonic period against
the small-town water-well background. Kaye
is naively peddling a rot-gut elixir in a
company of gypsies with cohort Walter Sle-
His dishonest cohort deserts him and he
is picked up by the police of a corruption-
ridden French burg. Then, through tricks of
fate and forged documents, the city officials
mistake him for an inspector-general who is
visiting the country towns to clean them of
With exceptional lack of grace, Kaye
makes the transition from rags to riches, and
gets himself involved in even greater diffi-
culties, till the executioner's axe is finally
hanging precariously over his noggin.
It's gay, it's light, it's funny in several
spots. But there is also evident the tendency
for the director to drive a good comic se-
quence into the ground in lieu of thinking
At The State . .
PINKY with Jeanne Crain, Ethel Wa-
ters, Ethel Barrymore, and William Lundi-
"I'M NOT TRYING to be heroic." Jeanne
Crain, as the white negro girl Pinky,
explains to her white fiance on their break-,
up; and this way of looking at things, evi-
denced in the script of Dudley Nichols and
Philip Dunne and the direction of Elia Ka-
zan; is the guiding grace that produced a
film that proved first to be entertaining and
enlightening too. To me it was successfuW
because it left enough for the audiernce to
fill in. We all, in varying degrees, realize the
irrationality of the black and white crazy
quilt, but what we want to see is a valid
production of the views of it we hold. If a
way forward is shown so much the better.
This film, without excessive explana-
tions or pleas-I could count only three
serious slowdowns -DRAMATIZES what
might happen to a pretty and intelligent'
Negress that happened to be born poor
and white. Unlike such films as LOST
BOUNDARIES and THE QUIET ONE,
there was here a complicated enough plot
needing no sloppy flashbacks. That there
are Negroes born white is a special but
strangely fascinating situation and into
such a solid dramatic base, slightly melo-
dramatic if you prefer, an implied tolera-
tion message blended easily.
It is Tuesday and most people have seen
the film so, space lacking, I shall list some
of the things I thought were good. The love
a ffnira n, l-. airh, iainl dii na - 1-he -s
ing a campus-wide collection of
used text books. These books will
be given to the University oper-
ated Textbook Lending Library
for use by needy students.
This project has the full co-
operation and encouragement of
the University Administration be-
cause for a number of years the
resources of the Loan, Library
have been very much limited. It is
hoped that through this campus
wide collection the Library may
be built up to a point sufficient to
Certainly many of us would pre-
fer to contribute our used books
to this worthy cause rather than
throw them away or take mini-
mum prices from book stores.
In order for this project to be
successful it will require maximum
support from each student on
At the end of this semester after'
our courses are passed (we hope),
let's give somebody else a chance.
Paul L. Weinmann
* * *
To the Editor:
WHERE IS Barnaby? If you
have succumbed to the senti-
ments of various derogatory let-
To the Editor:
WITH reference to M r. R i c h
y Thomas' editorial, "British
Hongkong," which appeared in the
Michigan Daily on Friday, 13th
January, 1950, I should like to
make a few comments. In essence,
Mr. Thomas questioned the wis-
dom of the Hongkong Govern-
ment's move in giving Governor
Sir Alexander Grantham emer-
gency powers to cope with mount-
ing local labour unrests.
Before we pass any hasty judg-
ment two pertinent factors must
be borne in mind. Firstly, it seems
beyond doubt that the tramcar
conductors' strike was mainly in-
stigated by active communist
agents in Hongkong. Secondly, it
was. the conductors' union which
refused arbitration offered by the
Government for wage adjust-
ments. Knowing very well that
they could not expect to take
Hongkong by military actions, the
communists have launched an
economic warfare by plotting la-
bour unrests in Hongkong and
hoped to bring chaos to Hong-
kong's economy. If one knew the
communists and their tactics, one
cannot but feel it justified to give
the Governor wide emergency
powers to handle any eventuality
that may arise.
This is not to say that the Brit-
ish have abandoned the rule of
law which is inherent in British
administrations and which has
brought justice to all wherever the
Union Jack flies. But whenever
the welfare and safety of any part
of the empire is at stake, every
known measure would and should
be taken to ward off that danger.
Hongkong had survived an exten-
sive general strike in 1922. I have
full confidence in the ability of
the Hongkong Government to pull
her out of another one again, if
and when it occurs.
-Edward S. Yanne, '50
Court Reversal .S. .
LANSING-(Al)-The State Su-
preme Court yesterday reversed
the graft conviction of former
Rep. Martin A. Kronk, Detroit
Democrat, who was accused of ac-
cepting a bribe in the 1939 legis-
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and the Department of History.
4:15 p.m., Wed., Jan. 18, Rakhamn
University Lecture: Second of
two lectures on "The Chemistry of
Vision." Dr. George Wald, Pro-
fessor of Biology, Harvard Univer-
sity;auspices of the Department
of Biological Chemistry. 4:15 p.m.,
Tues., Jan. 17, Rackham Amphi-
Doctoral Examination for An-
drew Daniel Perejda, Geography;
thesis: "The St. Clair River-A
Study in Political Geography."
3 p.m., Tues., Jan. 17, 210 Angell
Hall, Chairman, R. B. Hall.
Mathematics Colloquium. Tues.,
Jan. 17, 4Wp.m., 2011 Angell Hall.
Prof. W. W. Rogosinski, of Kings
College, Durham University, New-
castle, England, will speak on "Ex-
tremum Problems in the Series of
Physical Chemistry Seminar.
Wed.. Jan. 18, 4:07 p.m., Rm. 1300
Chemistry. Dr. Richard L. Stein,
of Princeton University, will dis-
cuss "Interaction of Methylene
Deformation in Paraffin Crystals."
The assignment for Wed., Jan.
18, for Prof. Peterson's English 31
course (sections 7 and 13) is to
read poems 35, 37, 38, 238, 263, and
Student Recital: Ruth Stein, pi-
anist, will present a program at
4:15 p.m., Tues., Jan. 17, Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater, in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for
the Bachelor of Music degree.
Compositions by Bach, Mozart,
Schumann, Bergsma and Brahms.
)pen to the public. Miss Stein is
a pupil of Joseph Brinkman.
The Cincinnati Symphony, Or-
chestra, Thor Johnson Conductor,
will give the seventh concert in
the Choral Union Series tonight at
8:30 in Hill Auditorium. The pro-
gram is as follows: Suite from
"The Water Music," by Handel
(arranged by Sir Hamilton Har~-
ty); "Joseph's Legend" by Richard
Strauss; and Symphony in D min'-
or, by Cesar Franck.
Choral Union Members, wnose
records of attendance are clear,
will please call for their courtesy
passes admitting ,o the Cincinnati
Symphony Orchestra concert, be-
tween the hours of 9:30 to 12, and
1 to 4 today, Tues., at the office
of the University Musical Society,
Burton Memorial Tower.
Student Recital: Jack Wc )x,
baritone, will present a program
at 4:15 p.m., Wed., Jan. 18, in Ly-
dia Mendelssohn Theater, in par-
tial fulfiliment of the require-
ments for admission as a graduate
student of voice. His program., op-
en to the public, will include con-
positions by Lully, Hande, Strauss;
Wolf, Faure and Saint-Saens, as
vwell as a grou) of Englisn songs.
Mr. Wilcox is a pupil o Arthur
The Michigan Singers, Maynard
Klein, Conductor, will appear in
its first full concert on the campus
at 8:20 p.m.. Wed., Jan. 18, in
, Mia 1f1 Mndelssohn 'I ;eatr'r Th
program will include compositonsm
by Schutz, Victoria, DePres, Pales
t; in, L,bussy, R':s Lee Finney,
CaIos Chavez, Pe r Mennin, and
e 'eieral pubs is invited.
Christian Science Organization:
Testimonial meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Upppr Room, Lane Hall. All are
Quarterdeck Society, Meeting,
7:30 p.m., Room 3-D, Union.
Square Dance Group will meet
from 7-10 p.m., Lane Hall.
Religion and Life Week Com-
mittee will meet at 5 p.m. in
Lane Hall. Supper will be served.
Michigai Chapter, American So-
ciety for Public Administration:
Social Seminar, 7:30 p.m., Tues.,
Jan. 17, West Conference Room,
Rackham Bldg. Speaker: Prof.
Roscoe C. Martin, President, Am-
erican Society for Public Adminis-
tration and Chairman of the De-
partment of Political Science, Sy-
racuse University. Interested per-
Canterbury Club. Wed., 7:15
a.m., Holy Communion followed by -
The Women of the University
Faculty will meet for tea from 4
to 6 p.m., Wed., Jan. 18. Tea will ,
be served in the fourth floor club-
room of the Women's League.
U. of M. Rifle Club. Practice, 7
p.m., Wed., Jan. 18, ROTC rifle,
Michigan Arts Chorale. There
will be a regular rehearsal Wed,
Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Rm. B, Haven
ULLR Ski Club: Meeting Wed.,
7:30 p.m., Union. Movies and final r
plans for the Boyne trip between
terms. Cars are still needed for they
trip. Also anyone interested in
joining the ski team is invited.
U. of M. Young Republicans
Club meets Wed., Jan. 18, 7:30
p.m., Union. Nominating Commit-
tee will be appointed; discussion
and final vote on Club's platform.
of Party principles; summary of
Big Ten Conference plans; Re-
U. of M. Theatre Guild: General
meeting, Wed., Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m.,
The Undergraduate Psych Club
will meet Wed., Jan. 18, at 8 p.m.,
in the League to determine a con-
tribution to the Granich Memor-
American Chemical Society
meeting Wed., Jan. 18, Rm. 1300,
Chemistry Bldg., 8:30 p.m. Lectur-
er: Dr. Harrison Brown, of the
Institute of Nuclear Study, Chica-
go, will speak on the subject "The
Neutron Pile as a tool in quantita-
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Gracious, Mr. O'Malley, that solution
I you put in the washing machine was
much too strong for me. I'm sorry...
He's the Washing Your Fairy Godfather is
Machine Pixie, aware of that, Barnaby-
Mr. O'Malley.. .
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Since some of us have. been working
in launderettes, we're taught that
the customer is always right. We're
supposed to put up with ANYTHING-
After all, your job is
to get clothes clean-
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Those coveralls were extremely dirty-
I'm sure the washing solution I made-
Just let me get my Hey! Where
breath, Mr. O'Malley. are my.. .
I'll try again... KER-CHOO!
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