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LEAVE US FACE IT. Sex is here to stay.
Here are the questions a national mag-
azine is now circulating among the coun-
try's campus leaders for eventual publica-
"How would you describe the condition
of student morals on your campus? Whole-
some? Lax? Average?"
"How well do you feel student attitudes
toward sex compare with those of non-
college men and women of the same age?"
"If campus morals leave something to
be desired, what reasons would you ascribe
to this condition?"
"What can be done to improve student
This magazine knows sex is here to stay.
And as long as it,persists in hanging around,
the national publication is going to make
use of it.
If you really think about the situation, you
begin to wonder if sex isn't being exploited.
Writing is certainly an unnatural way to
employ the phenomenon.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.


I daresay there are many old-fashioned
individuals who would object to this misuse
of sex.
But as long as "verboten" labels are as-
signed to sex, vicarious connection with
the subject always makes for an exciting
Looking over the questions, I begin to
wonder what wholesome or average morals
are. I'm sure a puritan and a prostitute
would have different ideas on the subject.
But anyone could see how the average reader
would construe the word "wholesome." It
sounds attractive and satisfying, doesn't it?
And scan the other questions. All are
leading. All are an attempt to evoke clever
remarks which would make the reader smile
with satisfaction.
I really begin to wonder whether an
article based on answers to the above ques-
tions would be of any value. Morals are
individual-recall the case of the puritan
and the wanton--and neither this mag-
azine or any other "authority" is going to
do anything about them.
These magazines are taking entirely too
much freedom with sex. They are taking
advantage of it. I, for one, am against it.
Let sex take care of itself. Publicity is only
apt to make its existence unpleasant and
-B. S. Brown.

City Editor's
LAST SPRING The Daily ran a story and
an editorial about a bunch of students
who got together to do something about the
high cost of eating in Ann Arbor.
Since then, the eating club that was
developed from that meeting, has grown
to some 400 members and is now at a
stage where the manager of :the cafeteria
is having troubles feeding all of them in
a short time.
From advertisements in The Daily it. ap-
pears that students are getting a real break
in eating costs there.
Daily editorial policy forbids the men-
tion of names of commercial organizations
in the news columns of the paper. So this
will be my last mention of that organiza-
tion. As far as we are concerned they are a
full-fledged business outfit-not just a stu-
dent enterprise.
* * *
TERE IS A LESSON in the story of this
eating club that a lot of people around
here could learn. When students decide they
want to go out and get something done-
they usually manage to find a way to do it.
These people went ahead and set up
an outfit that is now a going concern. A,
lot of people in high places will be sur-
prised to see what students can do.
Another example of student potentialities
was the Student Legislature request to the
Board of Regents last spring for the lifting
of the political speakers ban.
The document that the SL presented to
the Regents was a masterful brief of the
facts. With faculty and administration sup-
port, the ban was lifted.
* * '*
IN THE STUDENT BODY are many stu-
dents with natural, but latent talent for
leadership-and training for that leadership
is one of the jobs of this University.
If these talents were given a chance to





At the Michigan:
THE SECRET GARDEN, with Margaret
O'Brien, Dean Stockwell, and Herbert
rpIHROUGH STELLAR work from an en-
ergetic trio of child actors, Hollywood's
adaptation of the Juvenile classic "The Se-
cret Garden" comes to the screen a thor-
oughly enjoyable movie.
Carefully nurtured adult sophistication is
left behind, and the audience is taken into a
new and delightful world-that of an imag-
inative child who comes into a strange,
frightening Yorkshire household.

Margaret O'Brien, featured as thei
adjusted orphan, redeems her recent
matic shortcomings by giving a fine
trayal of a child finding mystery
happiness in a garden which has1
locked up for ten years.


At the State:
SCENE OF THE CRIME, with Van John-
son, Gloria DeHaven and Arlene Dahl.
THIS IS A FILM designed to show that the
policeman's lot is not a happy one. It
goes about accomplishing its task in a rou-
tine fashion and gets routine results.
We, the people, are invited to follow
police lieutenant Van Johnson as he wends
his merry way from wife to corpse to cutie
to culprit and back to wife, with a few tan-
gential trips for fresh corpses. Poor Van
has his troubles, what with two of his erst-
while assistants plus his pet informer going
down for the count.
If that isn't enough to worry the guy, his
ever lovin' wife, so perfect a creature that
she is not even jealous of luscious Gloria De-
Haven, is on the brink of going home to
mother unless he gets a different kind of
But Lieutenant Van perseveres and even-
tually cracks the case.
For those bored by murders, too cute dia-
logue, and Van Johnson, this picture might
be recommended on a scenic basis. It is pos-
sible to spend the duration of the film
trying to decide whether Miss DeHaven or
Van's Mrs., Arlene Dahl would be nicer to
come home to. This question affords more
room for discussion than any concerning
the relative acting abilities of the two ladies.
Van Johnson was convincing as a movie
cop, which is to say he didn't take off his
hat any more than was absolutely necessary.
Also on the program is an abomination
in glaring splotchy- color, called "Dude
Rancheroos," advertising Wyoming as a
vacation paradise.
-Kirk Hampton.

develop-some more

people might be sur-

At the rural home of her recluse uncle,
Ierbert Marshall, she is soon put to right
by severe- treatment from the servants.
Softening the blow, and later joining her in
her intrigues about the garden, is the native
boy Dicken.
Dean Stockwell puts in an excellent per-
forinance as the unwanted son who rules
the house and- makes himself miserable
in the bargain. The adult actors fit well
into the background, letting the children
hold the stage.
Discounting small faults, "The Secret Gar-
den" is an absorbing movie for juvenile
3onsumption, and will also give a refreshing
lift to prematurely jaundiced adults.
-Fran Ivick.



Washington Merry- Go-Round

A t Hill Auditorium ...
Fields and assistants.
THE GREAT MAN with the bulbous nose
is at his whiskied best in the welcome
revival at the "new" Hill Auditorium. Some
aid is rendered by such comics as Franklin
Pangborn and Leon Errol, but both films are
100 proof Fields.
Containing doubtless the most spectac-
ular and hilarious automobile chase in
movie history, "The Bank Dick" is su-
perior to the second film probably because
Fields is not forced to share footage with
Gloria Jean who sings at the slightest
provocation in "Never Give a Sucker an
Even Break." The first opus spoofs a great
many hallowed American. traditions as it
delineates the rise to fortune of a com-
pletely unprincipaled ne'er-do-well.
Reduced top rint, the escapades in the
film would sound like just so much non-
sense; but with the Fields form divine in
virtually every scene, "The Bank Dick"
becomes a monument in the annals of slap-
stick. He throws flower pots at his daughtei'
and captures desperate bandits with the
same magnificent aplomb. Everyone, him-
self included, knows him for a loafer and a
faker; yet he manages to maintain an in-
sane kind of dignity.
"Never Give a Sucker an Even Break"
makes practically no excuse for lack of
plot, and none is needed. Fields scampers
through his usual alcoholic and mildly
amorous ventures, meets and is defeated
by an ice-cream soda, and cares not a
bit for what will happen in the next reel.
The audience doesn't care either as long
as he is in it and Gloria Jean keeps her
mouth shut.
Some day a psychologist will analyze
Fields' pictures and come to the conclusion,
that his popularity was due to the fact that
his audiences were able to identify them-
selves with his good-humored misbehavior.
In the meantime suffice it to say that he is
funny as hell.
-Fredrica Winters.

Publication in The Daily Official]
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in]
typewritten form to the Office of the
Assistant to the President; Room 2552
Administration Building, by 3:00 p.m.
on the day preceding publication
(11:00 a.m. Saturdays).
VOL. LX, No. 5
Faculty of the College of Litera-
ture, Science, and the Arts: Meet-
ing, 4:10 p.m., Mon., Oct. 3, 1025
Angell Hall.
1. Consideration of the minutes
cf the meeting of June 6, 1949 (pp.
2. Presentation of new mem-
3. Resolutions for Professors
Daniel L. Rich and William H.
4. Memorial for Prof. DeWitt
H1. Parker.
5. Consideration of reports sub-
mitted with the call to this meet-
a. Executive Committee-Prof.
W. H. Maurer.
b. Executive Board of the
Graduate School-Prof. F. K.
Sparrow. No report.
c. Senate Advisory Committee
on University Affairs - Prof.
Shorey Peterson. No report.
d. Deans' Conference -Dean
Hayward Keniston. No report.
6. Announcements.
7. New business.
University Directory changes or
addresses and phone numbers not
available earlier cannot be ac-
cepted after Tues., October 4.
The Bureau of School Services
has recently moved from 3519
Administration; the telephone
number has changed from Exten-
sion 2632 to Extension 2607.
Choral Union Ushers: The fol-
lowing Ushers pick up your Usher
Cards at the box office in Hill
Auditorium today between 5 an1
6 p.m.
Barbara Abar, Carol Alchin,
Helliar W. Anne, Dorothy Aron-
son, Marguesite Aruzian, Jean
Paula Assikan, Ellen C. Axon,
Beverly E. Bailey, Helen P. Blaker,
Elivera M. Bamber, Lois Ban-
borough, Florence Baron, Virginia
Baeur, Barbara E. Bell, Geraldine
R. Berry, Justine Bessman, Jeanne
Birchall, Jane Birks, Pat Blake,
Margaret Booth, Elaine Brovan,
Therese Carrig, Joshua Chover,
Russell Church, Sylvia L. Clark,
Mildred Cobitz, Mary E. Corin,
Ann D. Cotton, Beverly Cunning-
ham, Diane Danziger, Jeanne C.
Dauin, Phyllis Dickie, Eleanor A.
Doersam, A. Rosemary Dowsey,
Glee Dudgeon, Evelyn Dworsky,
Carol Eagle, Esther S. Egge, Lea
Eisner, Nathalie M. Elliott, Gret-
chen F. Fielstra, Norma Fishel,
Jewell O. Foster, Lily Fox, Mary
June Fiseitag, Maxine G. Frelich,
Arthur Friedman, Allan C. Good-
man, Rene M. Grinnell, David R.
Hamilton, Grace H. Hampton, Lil-
lian Hanjian,.Eva Havas, Bruce D.
Herrigel, Gertrude Himelhoch,
Rhode Joy Norwitz, Clyde U.
House, Nan Hubach, Susan Ka-
dian, Norma Kaplan, Marilyn
Keck, Doris Kirschmann, Janet
Klein, Jean Klerman, William

Lanxner, James M. LeBlanc, Val-
erie Lemper, Madeline Levy, Gail
Locken, Jo Ann Lyons, Margaretr
McCall, Margaret Maltas, Naomik
Mehlman, June E. Moore, Mary
Muller, M. J. Murray, Elaine Nag-
edvoort, Dolores E. Oates, Irenex
Ossian, Joseph Palmer, Jr., Tyner
Evelyn Peace, Barbara Perkins,'
James S. Peterson, Doris R. Pode-1
wils, Mary Margaret Poole.
Lorraine Rath, Judith C. Raub,
Mary G. Riggs, Harriet Risk,
Marlyn Ruff, Bill Sadler, Stanley
H. Saulson, John S. Schlee, Rose-
marie Seguin, Martin Sharda,I
Lanette Sheaffer, Edward Silber-
farb, Rachel Solomon, Tom Spar-
row, Judith M. Starr, Thomas Mi-
chael Straus, Ulrich Straus, Rene
Targan, Diane S. Thorp, Emily
Tomell, Ellen Traxler, Harvey Van,
Dyke, Richard J. Wall, Nancy L.1
Ward, Nancy Watkins, Felicia
Weissman, Bernice Weinberger,
Eugenia Wells, Wilma Jeanne Wil-
son, Evelyn L. Wohlgemuth, Mar-f
tin K. Wyngaarden, Jacquelyn
Yund, Jacqueline Zipp, Annette
All freshman women who did,
not draw for teams at League
Night must come to the Under-
graduate Office in the Michigan
League this week and do so.
Bureau of- Appointments:
All students previously regis-
tered with the Bureau of Appoint-
ments and presently in school are
requested to notify the Bureau of
their course elections and to indi-
cate when they will be available
for a position. Office hours for
students: 9-12 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fri-
University Terrace Apartments
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
i total length of service, A.S.T.P.,

-12, and similarprograms will be
7. If both husband and wife are
eterans of World War II and the
usband is a Michigan resident
nd both are enrolled in the Uni-
ersity, their combined applica-
ions will be given special consid-
Each applicant must present
vith his application his Military
lecord and Report of Separation,
s well as his Marriage Certificate.
Michigan State Civil Service
ommission announces an exami-
iation for Unemployment Claims
Examiner 1. The State of Michi-
an also announces an examina-
ion for Buyer Trainee 1, which is
newly-established class for
raining appointees in the field of
>urchasing with the Michigan
Department of Administration.
Additional information may be
btained at the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 3528 Administration
Academic Notices
Statistics Seminar: Meeting to
grrange hours, 12 noon, Fri., Sept.
30, 3020 Angell Hall.
Dr. Louise Shier, Associate Cu-
rator, Museum of Archeology, will
present an illustrated lecture on
A RomanTown in Egypt" at the
first meeting of the Women's Re-
search Club, 8 p.m., Mon., Oct. 3,
West Leture Room, Rackham
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. This
program Will be repeated Mon.,
Oct. 3.
Events Today
SL Better Business Bureau will
meet at 4:15 p.m., Rm. 3D, Union.
Men's Glee Club Tryouts: 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-
Canterbury Club: Tea and open
house, 4-6 p.m. All students invit-
Westminster .Squirrel .Cage
Scavenger Hunt. Meet in Recrea-
tion Hall, Presbyterian Church, at
8 p.m.
Visitors' Night, Department of
Astronomy-7 :45 p.m., 3017 An-
gell Hall. A short talk, "An Illus-
trated Story of the Moon," will be
given by Dr. Carl A. Bauer. Follow-
ing the talk the student observa-
tory, fifth ,loor, Angell Hall, will
be open for observations of the
moon and. Jupiter if the sky is
clear. Children must be accom-
panied by adults.
All students in the Doctoral
Program- in Social Psychology
meet at 8 p.m. at the home of Dr.
Daniel Katz, 2870 Overridge Drive.
Lutheran Student Association:
Open House and Party, 8 p.m. in
Zion Lutheran Parish Hall, 309 E.
Washington Street.
Michigan-Dames Tea given by
Mrs. Alexaner Ruthven at her
home, 815 S. University.

All wives of students, internes,
and studeut wives are invited.
Association Coffee Hour: Lane
Hall, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Young Progressives of America:
Executive board meeting, 4 p.m.
Union. Membership meeting, Mon.
7 p.m., Union. New and old mem-
bers welcome at both meetings.
C.E.D.: Committee to End Dis-
crimination will meet in the Un-
ion. Former representatives of or-
ganizations to the C.E.D. and in-
terested individuals are invited tc
Coming Events
Approved Student Sponsored So.-
cial Events for coming weekend:
Fri., Sept. 30
Alpha Omicron Pi, open house;
800 Oxford Road.
Cong. Disc. Guild, picnic, Island,
Women's. Physical Ed. Club.
open house, WAB.
Zeta Tau Alpha, record dance,
826 Tappan.
Sat,, Oct. 1
Adams House, party, Adam,
Alpha Delta Phi, record dance
556 S. State.
Alpha Kappa Kappa, recort
dance, 1315 Hill.

THERE SEEMS to be some con-
fusion among those who are
interested in being on the staff
the definition of the term "try-
I would like to clarify this un-
certainty by explaining that there
is no test or trial period. The title
"tryout" is attached to all fresh-
man and sophomore staffers of
the student publications. Ad-
mitedly, it is misleading and its
origin is unknown, but it has been
carried down from year to year
for lack of a better word.
It is the general custom for po-
tential editors and business man-
agers to spend their first year
without an official or paid bosi-
tion. During that year they se-
lect the staff, business or edi-
torial, on which they would like
to work. Their efforts are chan-
eled in the various phases of ac-
tually putting out the ;ENSIAN
and managing its business affairs.
In the spring, junior editorships
or positions are awarded to those
who have exhibited the greatest
interest and potential during their
"tryout" period. The junior posi-
tions are salaried and carry the
responsibility of supervising one
department of the yearbook and
training new tryouts to eventually
take over the job.
Senior positions are also award
ed in the spring and carry such
titles as: Managing Editor, Bus-
iness Manager, Associate Editor,
Office Manager, Sales Manager,
etc. These are the people who are
the leaders, the people who. are
responsible for what the ENSIAN
does and is.uT
-Jeannie Johnson,
Managing Editor,
Alpha Tau Omega, pledge for-
mal, 1415 Cambridge.
Chicago House, dance, West
Delta Tau Delta, record dance,
1928 Geddes.
Hawaii Club, party, Lane Hall.
Phi Delta Phi, record dance, 502
E. Madison.
Phi Kappa Tau, record dance,
808 Tappan.
Phi Rho Sigma, party, 300 N.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, party,
1408 Washtenaw.
Theta Xi, party, 1345 Washte-
Michigan Christian Fellowship,
picnic, Island or Lane Hall.
Hawaii Club, party, Lane Hall.
(Continued on Page 7)
. . -t

The Daily accords its readers the
privilege of submitting letters for
publication in this column. Subject
to space limitations, 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 defama-
tory character or such letters which
for any other reason are not in good
taste will not be published. The
editors reserve the privilege of con-
densing letters.
* "s


Tryout. .
To the Editor:


WASHINGTON-The batle over old-age
pensions in the steel industry is being
watched by several million people not only
in other industries but especially in southern
California and Florida where Dr. Townsend's
old-age pension movement and the ham-
and-eggers have been so strong.
Regardless of how the steel dispute
comes out, more and more demands for
old-age pensions will follow.
One little-realized fact in the steel dis-
pute is that, during the president's fact-
finding board hearings, CIO chief Phil Mur-
ray appealed to the steel industry to settle
the old-age pension issue by supporting the
social security, bill now before Congress. He
"Look here, you fellows, there's a bill be-
fore Congress right now calling for in-
creased old-age pensions fors.everyone. Will
you join me in supporting it?"
Murray's remark was addressed to End-
ers Voorhees and John Stephens, execu-
tives of U.S. Steel; to C. 1. White of Re-
public Steel, A. B. Homer of Bethlehem,
Ben Moreell of Jones-Laughlin and several
others. However, he got no response. None
offered to support the congressional bill
. for old-age pensions.
Murray's inference was that if Congress
had handled the pension matter for every-
one, his union would not need to threaten
a strike. As it is, however, the unions with
sufficient strike power, such as the coal
miners, auto workers, steelworkers et al, can
get pensions. But unskilled labor, farm labor,
white-collar workers and oldsters who never
belonged to unions will get second-rate pen-
sions-or none.

Forty-nine Senators have protested the
Canadian agreement on air routes as a
state department invasion of the Senate's
ratification powers. Meanwhile Canada has
put the State Department on the spot by
threatening to throw out every U.S. line
from Gander airport in Newfoundland to-
morrow (Sept. 30). Gander is the most im-
portant base on the trans-Atlantic hop, and
the constitutional issue raised by Judge
Goldsborough is probably the most impor-
tant since the Dred Scott decision.
THE AMERICAN embassy in Rome has
informed Edda Ciano, Mussolini's
daughter and widow of Italy's Fascist for-
eign minister, that she can soon expect
30,000,000 lire from the U.S.A. The money
is part of the royalties earned in the United
States through the sale of Ciano's diaries.
Secretary of the Treasury Snyder's office
made the decision-believe it or not-on the
grounds it can't be proved Edda was a
Fascist.. .. Robert Haggerty of Detroit will
be the new director of census, and as such
will dole out 150,000 jobs to find out how
many people live in the United States in
1950 ... Secretary of the air force Syming-
ton had a personal reason for snubbing the
Navy court that is investigating the B-36
smear. Under Navy rules, Cedric Worth,
who wrote the smear sheet attacking Sym-
ington, would have - the right to cross-ex-
amine the witness. Rather than face Worth's
questioning, Symington ducked the hearing.
(Feared he might lose his temper!) . . .
One reason Democratic moguls have been
worried about a steel strike is because it
would cut off the sheet steel now desperately
needed for new grain-storage bins in the
farm belt. Democrats feel they won the elec-


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Looking Back


CROWDED conditions were relieved by the
opening of the chemistry addition and. the
new Law Building. The building program,
which cost $100,000, included a new dome
and ceilings for University Hall.
* * *
According to a rough estimate of college
officials, the average student expenses for a
year were between $750 and $1,000 assum-
inaflip cf-iir~ ,,fhvf. w.c. a Mfirhigan r, id1Pn1



if you insist on going to college this fall,
why not pick up one of these scholarships?

I've a short-cut for that, little girt- Learn
Latin first. Most English words havE their

And you didn't come from Petoquamscot in the
Narragansett Country, otherwise called King's


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