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SAC Student

Steel Strike

Letters to the Editor -

one of the most powerful and important
groups whose decisions directly affect the
lives of students. Yet its student members
are all chosen because of some other office
they hold, and thus sometimes do not rep-
resent the students for whom they pretend
to speak.
The outstanding example of this is the
inclusion of the Union and League presi-
dents on the committee. These officers
are chosen by petitioning to head organ-
izations that are primarily social.
They do not represent the students in any
political sense, and they are not chosen as
arbiters of student conduct or makers of
University policy. This is not to say that
the Union and the League' are worthless, but
simply that their main function has nothing
to dow ith the business of the Student Af-
fairs Committee.
If the presidents of the Union and
League were removed from the committee,
two places would be available for students
who might be elected at large, chosen by
the committee, or selected in some other
more sensible way.
This proposal was made during last
spring's Great Battle between the Union and
The Daily. Now is the time to consider it on
its merits, and I think, to adopt it.
-Phil Dawson.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily stafff
and represent the views of the writers only.

man's steel fact-finding board made a
recommendation which was met by a great
segment of the American public with a
sigh of relief.
The board was considered decidedly lib-
eral. Many people feared its decision might
bear a flavor of New Deal politics com-
pletely unacceptable to steel officials. In-
stead, the board made a recommendation
which put public welfare above the claims
of either worker or official. Many felt the
employer-financed pension plan provided
a just and intelligent solution tp a diffi-
cult problem.
Today, however, the 400,000 steelworkers
employed by U.S. Steel and its six operating
subsidiaries are idle. The entire nation is
slowly beginning to feel the effects of a
paralyzing strike in its basic industry-
mainly because steel management has re-
fused to accept the proposed plan.
Among the arguments raised most fre-
quently by company offcials to back
their refusal of the board's decision is one
based mainly on political philosophy. They
claim their sole intent is to curb a "some-
thing for nothing" attitude among work-
Socialism, as practiced in England, ap-
parently presents such a fearful spectacqe
to these men that they are willing to dig
into their pockets for a strike which means
lost dollars for themselves as well as for
steel workers.
To them accepting the pension plan would
mean paving the way for turning the fed-
eral government into a paternalistic great
white father--one which would pamper each
citizen' from cradle to grave and surrepti-
tiously feed on the corpse of free enter-
Actually, the recommendations made by

the board would lead not to a welfare,
but a pension state. It would provide for
steelworkers a necessary security in an
era when the years between retirement
and death loom longer and longer.
There seems nothing radical in the plan,
despite the claims of these officials. In fact,
such a practical-minded businessman as
Andrew Carnegie proposed the same thing
for his employes shortly after the turn of
the century.
The plan would do for the steel in-
dustry what social security attempted and
failed to do for all workers. It is an ex-
pedient, it's true. But as embodied in the
Ford settlement, such a plan would pro-
vide an incentive for management as well
as labor to push much-needed social secur-
ity reforms for workers in all phases of
the nation's economy.
There are too many factors involved in
the steel dispute to label one side or the
other completely black. But in their attempt
to foist a special brand of social philosophy
upon steelworkers and indirectly much of
the nation, steel officials are taking a stand
which should be intolerable to the majority
of thinking Americans.
-Jo Misner.


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 304 words, repeti-
tious letters and letters of a defama-
tory character or such letters which
for any otherreason are not in good
taste will not be published. The
editors reserve the privilege of con-
densing letters.
* . *
Daily's Failure ...
To the Editor:
I NOTE, to my sorrow, that The
Daily seems to have given up
all idea of being anything more
than the house organ of the pub-
licity department of 'the Univer-
sity. In only one week of publica-
tion The Daily has managed to
soft-sbap one story on the factual
level, and talk completely around
another story on the ideational
The first story is the housing
problem. I have not carried on a
survey, but from looking for a
room myself and remembering
what my friends tell me, it is clear
that far from licking the housing
problem, the housing problem has
come damn close to licking the
students. The actual cost of the
room is important, but not nearly
as important as, two other points
not mentioned in The Daily. One
is that inhthe past two years the
student has been forced farther
and farther away from campus.
The second point is that almost
the only kind of room to be found

is not a single. Sometime in the
past two years the collective mind
of the landlords has realized that
you make more money from a
double than you do from a single.
When I buy a college newspaper
I expect accurate reporting on as
vital a matter as the roof over my
The second story I feel the edi-
tors flubbed is this fraternity bus-
iness. I am not in one, but I
feel that discrimination is an in-
tegral part of the fraternity sys-
tem. I believe that the raison
d'etre of the fraternities is to allow
"likes" to live with "likes." The
quotes are the crux of the matter.
The fraternities arbitrarily divide
people according to economic, re-
ligious, and national qualifications
in order to create an ersatz feel-
ing of fellowship based on exclu-
sion . . . If fraternities should
stop discriminating they would
either cease existing or become
something else. Any talk of chang-
ing the essence of a system and
stall retaining the system is whis-
tling off key in the dark. So far,
The Daily has said nothing like
this . .
In conclusion, and in line with
the temper of the times, allow me
to say that I have not been and
am not now a Communist. That
is, unless the redefinition of the
word, which seems to make it
mean "one who does not find
America perfect" has been com-
pleted. What does The Daily thinl
of loyalty oaths?
-David Segal.






WASHINGTON-Word inside labor circles
is that John L. Lewis' dictatorial con-
trol over his United Mine Workers is the
shakiest it has been since the 1933 de-
pression year, when the union would have
folded up but for the rescuing hand of
Franklin Roosevelt-whom Lewis later re-
paid with hate.
There is growing dissension among
rank-and-file miners, who were barely
able to support their families during the
receni three-day-week work schedule-
much less maintain an all-out strike with
empty larders and no pay checks.
The high esprit de corps and loyalty to
the "old man" that marked former walk-
(uts is missing this year. One reason is
the large number of World War II vets in
the UMW-independent young fellows who
won't be pushed around by anybody, even
John L. Lewis.
The strongest rank-and-file grumbling
among the mine workers is over the dis-
sipation of their pension and welfare fund.
This was manifested when a Pennsylvania
miner, G. It. Livengood, brought suit
against Lewis for alleged mishandling and
waste of the welfare fund.
Livengood's action in itself is a telltale
barometer of changing sentiment among the
miners. For, in the past, no mere miner
would have dared challenge Lewis's one-man
rule. He and his family would have been
ridden out of town by Lewis's strong-arm
SEVERAL UMW district leaders in the
south have actually talked privately of
breaking away to organize a separate union
of southern miners-if Livengood's charges
of wasting the welfare fund are upheld in
court. Also, many southern miners are sore
because Lewis makes a practice of settling

with northern operators first, thus getting
northern miners back to work ahead of
southern miners. In addition, southern min-
ers are weary of being kept broke by Lewis's
annual strikes.
Just once, they would like to see him
wangle a wage increase without a walk-
All this is why the coal operators, for once,
are not pressing for a quick resettlement,
and also why Lewis abruptly terminated his
strike in- the anthracite and western coal
** *
FTER ALL the pre-election breast beat-
ing about lobbyists, it now looks as if
Congress will have to wage a one-armed
fight against the lobbyists-due to a road-
block by Nevada's alleged Democrat, Sen-
ator Pat McCarran.
The Democrats' original plan was to
launch a double-barreled Senate-House in-
vestigation of the lobbyists. But it is now
almost certain that the Senate will be left
out-despite the fact that a barrage against
lobbyists was one of the main Democratic
battle cries during the 1948 campaign. After
all the snorting and shouting, however,
lobbyists have actually increased under the
One reason is that the Democrats
haven't been able to start an investigation
without tripping over McCarran. The Sen-
ator from Nevada has calmly blocked every
move to investigate lobbyists, unless he
can name the lobbyists to be investigated.
The House finally got tired of bickering
with McCarran, and set up its own com-
mittee-though its funds have been' tied up
in the House Administration Committee by
Congressman Thomas Stanley, Virginia
Democrat, considered a friend of lobbyists.
(Copyright, 1949, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

At Hill Auditorium .. .
ONE HUNDRED YEARS have passed since
Frederic Chopin wrote the piano com-
positions which place him among the great
composers of the nineteenth century. In this
month, which marks the centennial of his
death, it is not surprising that pianist Artur
Rubinstein, leading exponent of Chopin's
music, should have chosen to play an all-
Chopin program last night. The recital
opened the Choral Union Series.
The program was a remarkable blend of
great music and great execution. We have
recently heard so much Chopin, so poorly
played, that we tend to remember the
popularity of his music and forget his
greatness. We were reminded last night.
Rubinstein is the master of his instru-
ment. Free from needless histrionics, he
plays in a straight-forward, authoritative
manner. In addition to technical mastery
and nearly perfect control, he is willing to
run the whole gamut of dynamics and to
employ a remarkable imange of colors. His
interpretations are sensitive, yet intelligent
and in good taste, completely free from, the
over-sentimentalism so often found in Cho-
Possibly the most noteworthy feature of
the performance was the compromise which
Rubinstein has achieved between two great
and too little rythmic freedom. The distor-
tion which has become almost traditional
in the playing of Chopin's music is not pres-
ent in Rubinstein's performance. He takes
liberties with melodic time values, but al1
ways maintains a compellingly steady tempo
The program included most of the
forms in which Chopin wrote-nocturne,
mazurka, ballade, etude, impromptu, pol-
onaise, waltz, and sonata. In general, the
artist seemed temperamentally less at
ease in the lighter, fragmentary works, al-
though the Nocturne and the first of the
two etudes were delightfully conceived. He
was completely at home, however, in the-
more sustained dramatic offerings, the cli-
max of which was the Sonata in B-flat
minor, one of the most demanding and
beautiful ever written.
Even such chestnuts as the Polonaise in
A-flat and the two familiar encores were
read with fresh depth and beauty. Two often
an all-Chopin program palls about inter-
mission time. The Rubinstein performance,
for this reviewer, at any rate, was through-
out a uniquely rewarding experience.
-Louise Goss.

(Continued from Page 3)
is a "Report on the Inter-Ameri-
can Press Congress of 1949."
Free Lecture on Christian Sci-
ence entitled "CHRISTIAN SCI-
PATH," to be delivered by Cecil F.
Denton, C.S. at Rackham Lecture
Hall, Thurs., Oct. 6, 8 p.m.
Academic Notices
Applications for the Medical
College Admission Test to be given
Oct: 22 are now available at 110
Rackham. This is the only place
where these applications can be
obtained. Application and fee must
be mailed to arrive at the Educa-
tional Testing Service, Post Office
Box 592, Princeton, New Jersey,
not later than Oct. 8, 1949.
AE 160 Seminar: First meeting,
4:15 p.m., Wed., Oct. 5, 1504 E. E.
Prof. W. C. Nelson will speak on
'Observations on Aerodynamic
Research 'in Sweden and Holland."
Visitors welcome.
Engineering Mechanics Seminar:
Under the course number E.M.
100, the Department of Engineer-
ing Mechanics is sponsoring a se-
ries of seminar meetings on Wed-
nesday afternoons at 4 0p.; 101
W. Engineering Bldg. This Wed.,
Oct. 5, Assistant Prof. Paul F.
Chenea will speak on "Stormer's
Method of Integrating Differen-
tial Equations Numerically." Open
Graduate Aptitude Examination
is required of all Graduate stu-
dents who have not had the Grad-
uate Record Examination or the
Graduate Aptitude Examination
The examination will be held at
7 p.m., Hill Auditorium, Thurs.,
Oct. 6.
The fee for the test is $2.00 and
must be paid to the cashier before
4 p.m. on Oct. 5. Veterans should
report to the Graduate School of-
fices before going to the Cashier's
Office for the fee ticket so that a
requisition form may be signed.
The University Extension Serv-
ice announces the following cour-
ses, 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):
Gardening II. Major Perennials,
No preliminary requirement; in-
struction will be devoted to the
culture, selection, and use of im-
portant plant groups, including
bulbs, chrysanthemums, phlox,
iris, and shrubs. Noncredit course,
eight weeks, $5.00. Ruth Mosher
Wed., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m., 176 Bus.
Ad. Bldg.
Richard Wagner and the Music
Drama. Wagner's life and position
in music and his theories of art
studied in relation to the social
and economic conditions of the
nineteenth-century Germany. An-
,lysis made of the principal mu-
sic dramas. No previous knowl-
edge of music isenecessary. The
course may be taken for two hours
of undergraduate credit, $14.00 or
as a noncredit course, $14.00. Mus
Lit. 124. Prof. Glenn D. McGeoch
Wed., Oct. 5, 7 p.m., 206 Burton
Memorial Tower.
Physical-Inorganic Chemistry

Wed., Oct. 5, 4:07 p.m., 1300
Chemistry. Speaker: Mr. Omer
Robbins. Topic: "Influence of
Oxygen on the Refractivity Incre-
ment of Methylene Groups," and
Speaker: Mr. Seymour Lewin.
Topic: "Absorbability of Malonic
Ester Derivatives and Alternatingj
Events Today
Student Legislature Meeting:
Wed., Oct. 5, Union, Rm. 3A, 7:30
I. Treasurer's report
II. Committee reports
III. New business
IV. Old business.
Americans For Democratic Ac-
tion (ADA): First fall organiza-
tional meeting, 7:15 p.m., Union.
Two short movies on the TVA.
Everyone invited.
U. of M. Flying Club: Member-
ship rolls are open to new mem-
bers at their meeting this evening,
7:30 at 1042 E. Engineering.
U. of M. Rifle Club: Elections
and practice, 7 p.m., rifle range in
R.O.T.C. Bldg. All welcome.
The Modern Dance Club: First
meeting, 7 p.m., dance studio, Bar-
bour Gymnasium. Men and wom-
en students invited.
Lutheran Student Association:
Tea and Coffee Hour, 4-5:30 p.m.,
Lutheran Student Center.
IZFA Meeting for people inter-
ested in study groups and song
and dance groups. League, 7:45
Roger Williams Guild: Mid-week
"Chat," Guild House, 4:30 to 6
Anthropology Club: First meet-
ing, 7:30 p.m., 3024 Museums
Building. Entrance to building by
the rear door. Students invited.
Organizational meeting. William
H. Sears will address the club on
"Recent Developments in the Ar-
chaeology of Georgia."
Wolverine Club: Regular meet-
ing 8 p.m., Union. All interested
students, coeds included, are wel-
come to attend this meeting of the
campus pep organization.
AIEE-IRE: Meeting, 348 W. En-
gineering Bldg., 7:30 p.m. "Pre-
paring for Interviews," by W. C.
Bergman, college employment co-
ordinator for Bell Telephone Co.
Women of the University Facul-
ty: Tea, 4 to 6 p.m., Fourth floor
clubroom, League.
Michigan Arts Chorale: First
meeting of the fall, 7 p.m., Rm. B,
Haven Hall. Maynard Klein, con-
ducting. Singers with previous
choral experience are invited.
Hillel Membership Drive:
Anyone interested in working on
the drive, report to Rm. 3N, Union,
4:15 p.m.
A.S.C.E.: First meeting, student
section, 7:30 p.m., Rm. 3G, Union.
Open meeting for staff presenta-
tion and picnic plans.
U.W.F.: Meeting, 4 p.m., Union.
Tea 'n Talk: Presbyterian
Church. 4-6 p.m.

Community Service: Students
interested in, volunteer work in a
variety of community projects will
be interviewed at Lane Hall
12:30-1; 5:15-5:45 p.m., Tuesday
through Friday or other times by
Carnterbury Club: 7:30-10 p.m.,
Rev. and Mrs. John F. Burt are at
home, 702 Tappan, to all Episco-
pal students.
Sociedad Hispanica: First meet-
ing of the year, 8 p.m., Ballroom,
League. Movies of a bullfight.
Coming Events
U. of M. Theatre Guild will de-
cide upon its fall presentation. All
those interested meet at 8 p.m.,
Thurs., Oct. 6, League.
Men's Glee Club: First meet-
ing, Thurs., Oct. 6, 7:15 p.m., Rm.
3G, Union. The following men
have been accepted for member-
ship during the year 1949-50:
First Tenors
Dale R. Dunnihoo, M. Harold
Patterson, Sam Houghtaling,
John C. Bay, Glenn Stuart, Dave
Williams, Jack Hachigian, Andrew
Pringle, Robert W. Haddock,
Philip Steding, C. Wayne Wright.
Se 9Td Tenors
Wood M. Geist, E. Roy Duff,
Jack K. Ehlers, Edward M. Purdo,
Thomas W. Williams, Stanford
Hartshorn, Marshall Franke, Ger-
ald Van Syoc, Pat Paterson, Ru-
dolph Rust, Jr., Alan Newman,
Robert M. Benson, Dave Ruetenik,
David M. Calahan, Bob Stauffer,
Lawrence E. Derr, Russell J. Van
Ryn, Roger E. DeMeritt.
Foxworth, Donald, George F.
Qua, Tom Sparrow, George M.
Muelhauser, Pres Holmes, John
Van Eenenaam, Jim Shortt, Rob-
ert E. Morgan, Roy B. Wilson, Jr.,
Demar Helzer, Greider, K. R.,
McClew, Robert W., Robert C.
Mulford, Richard C. Frank, Don-
ald C. Smith, Robert A. Elson,
Charles W. Scurlock, Arthur
William White, Robert Woz-
nicki, Dale W. Wright, John Os-
mundsen, Alvin R. Garchow, Don-
ald D. MacMullan, Andrew Karoly,
David Pease, Leonard Swanson,
Merle A, Nelson, William B. Red-
mon, William L. Kemp, Jr., D.
Donald Hoexter. Dick A. Enten-
mann, Donald Cleveland, Ara Ber-
verian, Donald Ross.
Rhodes Scholarships: Meeting of
all students interested in Rhodes
Scholarships, Thurs., Oct. 6, 4:15
p.m., 2013 Angell Hall. Applica-
tions for 'Rhodes Scholarships
should be handed in, on or before
Fri., Oct. 14 to 2024 Angell Hall.
Michigan Singers: Rehearsal
meeting,Thurs., Oct. 6, 7 p.m. Rm
605, BTM.
U7. of M. Young Republicans:
Thurs'., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Rm
3KLMN, Union. Mark Mayne
Chairman Michigan Young Re-
publicans, will discuss the 1949
Young Republican National Con-
vention. Both new and old mem-
bers are urged to attend.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society:

Rehearsal for all chorus and prin-
cipals, Thurs., 7 p.m., League. All
Rehearsal for all chorus and prin-
day may do so this night.
Druids: Meet Thurs., Oct. 6,
Mich Union.
Hillel Social Committee: Open
Meeting. First meeting, Thurs.,
Oct. 6, 4 p.m., Union.
Society of Automotive Engi-
neers: First meeting of the season,
Thurs., Oct. 6, 209 West Engine
Annex (computing room). Fresh-
men, transfers, and old members
Alpha Phi Omega: Open meet-
ing, Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Union. All ac-
tives are urged to attend and pros-
pective new members welcome.
Michigan Union Opera: Music
and lyric writers meeting, Thurs.,
Oct. 6, Rm. 3-R, Union, 7:30 p.m.
AVC: Meeting, Thurs., 8 p.m.,
Union. All members and prospec-
tive members urged to attend,
Election of convention delegates.
Bring dues.
Young Democrats: First meet-
ing of the year, Thurs., Oct. 6, 7:30
p.m., Lane Hall. Downstairs As-
sembly Hall. Everyone invited.
Inter Guild Program Commit-
tees Meeting, Thurs., Lane Hall, 12



Looking B---k



' I

WASHINGTON-There is a simple meas-
ure of the somber reality behind the ap-
parently quiet facade of the cold war. The
possibility of a Russian attack on Yugo-
slaviA is taken sufficiently seriously so that
an agreed Anglo-American policy has been
evolved to meet this eventuality. This policy
can be summed up in five drearily familiar
words: "all aid short of war."
Both Americans and British agree that
they cannot 'it idly by if Yugoslavia, is
attacked. But it is also agreed that an
automatic commitment to go to war in
Tito's defense is out of the question.
It has been necessary to arrive at an
agreed policy in case of a Russian attack
on Tito simply because Act One in the
Soviet-Yugoslav drama is now clearly about
played out. Economic support for the re-
bellious Tito has already had the conse-
quences which the wisest of the policy-mak-
ers have long predicted.
THE YUGOSLAV dictator has felt strong

thority on his chief plenipotentiary, For-
eign Secretary Edward Kardelj, including
the authority to arraign the Soviet Union
before the Security Council if there are
real signs that the Kremlin intends to
move from threats to action.
Thus it is clear that the Kremlin cannot
deal with Tito by mere political pressure
and economic strangulation, and the stage
is set for Act Two.
AMERICAN and British experts have been
canvassing all the forms which Act Two
may take. And they have reached a unani-
mous conclusion. The Kremlin will only de-
stroy Titoism, which is like a cancer eating
into the whole structure of Soviet power,
if the Kremlin is willing to risk using the
Red Army.
There is no other way. With Anglo-
American support, Tito can continue to
withstand indefinitely the kind of pressure
now being brought to bear against him.
Yet just because the job of destroying Tito
can be done in no other way, none of the

greatest lover, was appearing at the
Arcade Theatre in Booth Tarkington's Mon-
sieur Beaucair.
The Wolverines, coached by Harry Kipke,
former coach at Michigan State, defeated
the East Lansing team 17-0.
The first dinner was served in the new
West Quadrangle. The dning rooms and
kitchen were initiated with an informal pro-
gram at which several Universityd ignitaries
and the dormitories' 940 occupants were
Gene Bearden, 20 game winner, pitched
the Cleveland Indians to victory over the
Boston Red Sox 8-3 to cinch the American
League pennant.
-From the Pages of The Daily.
"STRANGE, when you come to think of it,
that of all the countless folk who have

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