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Thanksgiving Recess


T WILL BE a homeless Thanksgiving for
many students again this year.
The recent action by the Conference of
Deans leaves the student faced with either
the unsavory prospect of another Ann Ar-
bor holiday, or the decision of whether to
get two more days behind in his studies.
He might remain in Ann Arbor, thereby
missing a weekend at home or, he might
cut classes, leaving half-empty classrooms
to the professors, who would just as soon be
relaxing at home too.
All this because the Conference of Deans
persists in keeping Michigan the only school
in the Big Ten to hold classes on the Friday
and Saturday after Thanksgiving.
It is not because alternate plans are lack-
ing. It was once claimed that students would
be sadly hampered by those two lost days
of school (notwithstanding the fact that
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

most of the classes were surreptitiously giv-
en bolts), This year, after studying the
problem for some time, a Student Legisla-
ture committee came up with schedule
change plan.
This plan suggested that classes be held
on the Saturdays immediately preceding
Christmas and Spring vacations to make up
for the proposed Thanksgiving holiday. The
Conference of Deans considered this plan
only briefly before dismissing it without ex-
Dave Belin, chairman of the SL commit-
tee investigating the long weekend situation,
has repeatedly requested an audience with
the Conference of Deans to talk over the
plan. He has continually been refused.
The SL plan may not be the best one
that could be thought of, but we believe
% that itbdeserves better considerations than
it has been given thus far.
For one reason or another, campus opin-
ion has long stood on the side of a Thanks-
giving vacation. And whether the Confer-
ence of Deans likes it or not, the fact re-
mains that most of the campus will be tak-
ing that vacation, legally or otherwise.
-Chuck Elliott

THOUGHT CONTROL is no longer


UN Agencies at Work

seen the rise of the United Nations as a
powerful preserver of world peace-an or-
ganization to be reckoned with. But back-
stage, behind the.scene of the Korean War,
UN commissions and bureaus have been
functioning methodically, and their indivi-
dual contributions to world peace can not
be underestimated. Disregarding the major
political wranglings of the day, let's review a
few interesting announcements by the UN's
Daily Bulletin.
On October 10 the UN's Statistical Of-
fice announced that the world's industrial
production in the second quarter of 1950
has reached a new high level, 57 percent
above the base year 1937. This bureau has
performed a great service in keeping the
members of the United Nations supplied
with statistical information.
At the same time, five countries-Luxem-
bourg, Ecuador, India, Liberia, and Pakistan
signed the UN Convention for tre Suppres-
sion of the Traffic in Persons of the Exploi-
tation of the Prostitution of Others. If Wash-
ington and Paris aren't doing anything about
it, it is commendable that the UN is at least
In addition to other relief work, the
World Health Organization has provided
for the building of the first children's
hospital in Bolivia. This project will be
undertaken by the Bolivian Government in
LaPaz with the technical assistance of the
Towards world peace, UN commissions
have kept close surveillance over troubled
areas. The UN Special Committee on the
Balkans recently reported the occurrence of
new and serious incidents on the island of
Gornia-Ostrov at the Bulgarian-Greek fron-

tier, where under the protection of Bulgar-
ian forces, work is in progress which is in-
tended to divert the course of the River Ev-
xos (Maritza R.). Such reconnaisance work
makes another Korea improbable.
Towards the end of world rehabilitation,
the Second Economic Committee has been
doing some strenuous research. On October
14, it reported that self-help and UN tech-
nical assistance will not be enough, but
that these sectors would need the investment
capital of highly industrialized countries.
Hot on the tail of economic trends, the
International Labour Organization in Ge-
neva discovered that the cost of living has
ripen during the past year in 22 countries
and dropped in 12 others.
The World Health Organization also an-
nounced that, as a result of international
medical and sanitary measures, the Mecca
Pilgramage of 1950 was freed from infec-
tion and thus cleared of the traditional
danger* of outbreaks of disease among the
thronged pilgrims.
Another important announcement evaded
the news columns of many newspapers
which are bent on sensationalism. It is note-
worthy that one U.S. spokesman asserted
that the United States Government has re-
commended to Congress legislation, which,
through adjustments in tax structure, would
stimulate American private investors to in-
vest in greater sums abroad.
Without doubt, the United Nations has
been steadily gaining respect in the eyes of
the peoples of the world. If our press and
radio-and those of other countries-would
propagandize its backstage work instead of
inadvertently disregarding these other func-
tions, this respect would be enhanced.
--Cal Samra

threat, it is here.
In the course of a recent interview
an unusually informed faculty member
expressed a belief based on first hand in-
formation and of the greatest political
significance was expressed-but it was not
for publication. The professor's conclusion
on this important matter, although reach-
ed through a different line of thought was
the same as that of the Daily Worker.
Owen Lattimore had been in a spot similar
to that in which the professor found him-
self. Lattimore had expressed his beliefs,
however unpopular. But Prof. didn't dare.
And a memory of the ordeal Lattimore had
gone through must have been in the pro-
fessor's mind,.so he said-"not for publica-
An important opinion has been withheld
from the public because the professor would
have been liable to have been called a Com-
Thus we are beginning to feel the ef-
fects of Senator McCarthy's spree last
spring. People are afraid to express their
thoughts if by chance the Communists say
the same thing.
The penalty for expressing one's views
under such conditions has been gradually
mounting. Now, with loyalty oaths the mode,
one might also lose his job for bearing views
that are commonly thought to be borne
only by Communists.
Also, under Congress' new masterpiece,
the McCarran bill, a person who agrees with
the Communists on something can be thrown
in jail. Someone, ignorant of what the Daily
Worker has been saying, might wind up
serving time for saying he is opposed to
These restrictions on thought and ex-
pression can no longer be said to exist only
in the abstract. When the professor real-
ized the repercussions that might occur
X he said what he thought, he decided to
keep what he knew to himself.
It is all too evident that the -results of
such restrictions could eventually amount to.
In our efforts to fight Communism at home
we must not resort to their methods, for
the benefits from an abundance of Ameri-
can ideas far outweigh the danger from the
present "Communist menace."
-Paul Marx
PUBLIC SPEAKING has passed from an
extra-curricular activity to a necessary
requirement for those who care to impress
and compete favorably with the world to-
day. But the introductory Public Speaking
courses at the University tend to hinder ra-
ther than help the neophyte public speaker.
The student is first assigned a three-
minute speech before the class. After his
speech is given, he is criticized by his -
classmates and instructor, who point out
his shortcomings.
This magnifies his awkwardness by making
him more keenly aware of it. A double re-
minder that his hands tremble does not un-
cover the source of his trembling hands,
but fortifies his self-consciousness of them
all the more.
While constructive criticism is necessary if
the student is to improve his public speaking,
it is ,also necessary to find the cause of his
uncomfortableness before an audience, and
then proceed from there.
Speaking squarely before an audience for
the beginning public speaker is a gruelling
experience. It could be approached gradually,
and this transition could begin with the
student giving his first speech from the side
of his chair. As this would closely parallel his
manner of reciting in class, he would begin
to feel more at ease before a strange' group.
His next speech could be in the form of a
debate. As the student became more accus-
tomed to facing an audience, his fears would
More emphasis could be placed on the

student conducting the class in place of
the instructor. The resultant informality
of these class discussions would help him
to realize that other members of the class
suffer from anxieties similar to his.
Only in reaching the reason for his tense-
ness and combatting that problem directly
from its source can the beginning student
ever attain the poise needed to become a
successful public speaker.
-Mary Letsis

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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

(Continued from Page 3)

Washington Merry-Go-Round

Korea . .
To the Editor:
THE 38th parallel has been cross-
ed. The United Nations forces
(US) are now engaged in bring-
ing "democracy" to all the Korean
people. What once began as "po-
lice action" has resulted in the in-
vasion of North Korea. Restoring
conditions prior to June 30 is not
sufficient. Of course it cannot be
enough to keep the tottering Rhee
regime in power. Long before the
invasion, the N. Koreans had asked
for an all-Korean election to de-
termine representation in a single
Korean government (despite 2-3
of the Korean people living south
of the 38th parallel.) When the
S. Korean parliament took up the
peace feelers of their N. Korean
brothers by inviting four Commu-
nist leaders down to Seoul to dis-
cuss the matter, Mr. Rhee stepped
in and threw all four in jail.
(Rhee's party took a heavy beating
in the preceeding election-win-
ning only 48 of 210 seats).
Now that it looks as if Ameri-
cans will be in N. Korea for some
time, what kind of "democracy"
will we give them? The answer is
found in what the white man has
done for these colored people for
the past centuries. Recent alleged
atrocities against American G.I.'s
are nothing compared to what
Asiatic people have been through.
They hate white men and don't
want any of our western "demo-
cracy." They have seen this form
of government in action and are
determined to be free of its yoke
as soon as possible. Tht billion
dollars invested by U.S. firms in
S. Korea will just have to go.
One of the main stumbling
blocks in Asiatic policy has been
our white supremacy at home. A
clearer understanding of the Neg-
ro question will help straighten
our dealings with otherrcolored
people. Because of our false "white
only" ideology, it is only natural
that leading American journals
call Asiatics G-s and other dero-
gatory terms. Compare this with
southern newspapers and the Neg-
Asiatics realize that America
can never bring them democracy as
long ds its army and nation are
permeated with this ideology. Un-
fortunately, a U.S. victory in Ko-
rea will only be a truce. Korea
and other Asiatic countries will
not rest until the white man and
his commercial companies have
gone home.
-Gordon MacDougall
* * *
Bentley . .
To the Editor:
THE OTHER DAY, when I took
up my Daily, I saw a front-
page article headlined: "Attack
Russia, Bentley Urges." That sur-
prised me considerably, as I had
been to the Young Republican
meeting the night before. As I
remember it, Mr. Bentley said no
such thing.
Mr. Bentley said that the Dem-
ocrats offered America nothing but
perpetual mobilization, an armed
camp forever. So he felt that the
only thing for us to do would be
to mobilize now, and when we are

prepared, to tell Russia's leaders,
"Fish or cut bait," or, in other
words, "Put your money where
your mouth is." A policy of perm-
anent mobilization, Bentley point-
ed out, would ultimately reduce
America to the level of Russia her-
self, or Socialist England or Nazi
As a matter of fact, someone
asked him from the floor, if he
wanted a "preventive war" with
Russia. Bentley replied that he
advocated no "Pearl Harbor at-
tack" on Moscow.
Now, you understand, I do not
intend to accuse The Daily of
smearing the YRs, or anything of
the sort. Undoubtedly some sim-
ple reporter made a simple mis-
take. No one who is at all ac-
quainted with the Daily's methods
could say that its editors are not
pillars of rectitude.
No, the only reason f wrote in
is because I realize that many
students will. misunderstand Mr.
Bentley's position. Among those
people I do not include Mr. War-
shawsky and his accomplice, for
reason is evidently beyond them.
Evidently they are still unable to
comprehend the lesson of Munich.
Jasper B. Reid, Jr., Treasurer
U of M Young Republican Club
EDITOR'S NOTE-(Jesper Letter)-Edit
(Editor's Note-Most of the infor-
mation in the story was given to a
Daily rewrite man by two members of
the Young Republicans Club follow-
ing the meeting at which Bentley
spoke. But thank you for your simple
Evil Thinks * .
To the Editor:
IN REPLY to your movie critic's
objection to an upper middle-
class conception of life: "Honi soit
qui mal y pense."
-Edward Jarvis
*s * *

Algebra (H) Seminar: Thurs.,
Oct. 26, 4:10 p.m., 3011. Angell
Hall. Professor Brauer will con-
tinue his review of Representation
Notice to freshmen who missed
any or all of the aptitude tests
given during orientation week,
Sept. 22 and 23: The makeup for
those who missed the Friday aft-'
ernoon session, Sept. 22, will be
held from 6:45 to 10 p.m., Oct. 25,
130 Business Administration Bldg.
The makeup for those who miss-
ed the Saturday morning session,
Sept. 23, will be held from 6:45 to
10:15 pm., Oct. 26, 130 Business
Administration Bldg..
Students who missed the entire
testing. program are expected to
report for both sessions.
Orientation Seminar in Mathe-
matics: Meet-ing, Thurs., Oct. 26,
3001 Angell Hall. Miss Curran
will speak on "Jordan's Theorem."
The Boston Symphony Orches-r
tra, Charles Munch, Conductor,
will be heard in its second con-
cert this season, Wed., Oct. 25,
8:30 p.m., Hill Auditorium. Mr.
Munch will present the following
program: Handel's Suite from the
"Fireworks" Music; Debussy's "La
Mer"; "Bacchus et Ariane" Bal-
let, 2nd Suite; and the Brahms
Symphony No. 4 in E minor.
Tickets are available daily at
the offices of the University Mu-
sical Society, from 9 to 5; and at
the Hill Auditorium box office
after 7 p.m. on the night of the
Carillon Recital: 7:15 p.m.,
Thurs., Oct. 26, by Percival Price,
University carillonneur. Program:
Prelude Solennel for Carillon by
W. L. Curry; four British Harpsi-
chord Selections: Selection from
Scherzo, Op. 39 by Chopin; four
German folk songs; and Selections
from Svanda by Jaronier Wein-
Events Today
The Congregational, Disciple,
Evangelical, and Reformed Guild:
Three supper discussion groups,
5:30 p.m., Guild House, 438 May-
nard, ,each Wednesday. Subjects:i
(1) What do Christians Believe,
(2) Does Christianity Have an
Answer to Communism; ands(3)
Christian Concerns About Basic
Human Rights. Phone reserva-
tions, 5838, by Wednesday noon.
Canterbury Club: 7:15 p.m.,
Schola Cantorum rehearsal.
Westminister Guild: Tea and
Talk, third floor parlor. First
Presbyterian Church. Featuring
the Leiden String Quartette.
Wesley Foundation: Do Drop In,
4 p.m., Wesley Lounge.
Flying Club: Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
1042 E. Engineering Bldg. Movies.
Final Parliamentary Procedure
Lecture given by Professor Brack-
ett will be at 7:30 p.m., Rooms 3R,
S, Union.
I.A.S.: Meeting, 7 p.m., Room
1042 E. Engineering Bldg. All Aero
students invited.
Romance Languages Journal
Club: Wed., Oct. 25, 4:15 p.m.,
East Council Room, Rackham
Bldg. Prof. Lawrence B. Kiddle
will speak on "Linguistic Geo-
graphy and Its Application to
Mexican Spanish."'
University Rifle Club: Meeting,
7:15 p.m., R.O.T.C. Rifle Range.

Everyone interested in rifles and
rifle shooting invited including
members of the R.O.T.C. and N.-
R.O.T.C. Practice will be held for
the postal matches which will soon
Wyvern: Meeting, 7 p.m., Lea-
gue. All members urged to attend.
Tau Beta Sigma: Meeting, 4.15
p.m., Harris Hall.
Phoenix Project:, Mass meeting
of all women's dorm and sorority
representatives, 4 p.m., League
American Institute of Archi-
tects. Student Chapter: F i r s t
monthly meeting, 4:15 p.m., Ar-
chitecture Auditorium. Election of
class representatives and opening
of 1950-51 membership drive. All
architecture students invited.
Michigan Arts Chorale: Regular
rerearsal, 7 p.m., Lane Hall. All

members should be present. Con-
cert goers will be excused in time
for the Boston Symphony Concert.
Pre-Med Society: Open meeting,
1400 Chemistry Bldg., 7:30 p.n.
Movie: "Life of Louis Pasteur."
Charles Laughton Tickets on
Sale Today at 10 a.m., Hill Audi-
torium box office. Mr. Laughton
will be presented by the Oratorical
Association as the second number
on the 1950-51 Lecture Course, ap-
pearing in Hill Auditorium, Ndv.
1, 8:30 p.m.
W.A.A. Folk and Square Dance
Club will meet in Waterman Gym-
nasium, instead of the Womens
Athletic Building, from 7:30-9:45
p.m. on Wednesdays beginning
Oct. 25. Note change in meeting
Sociedad Hispanica: First meet-
ing of the semester. Lecture, "Se-
mana Santa in Sevilla"; by Rich-
ard Defendini of the faculty of
Romance Languages. 8 p.m., Lea-
gue. Everyone welmcomeno noann
gue. Everyone welcome.
Coming Events
MIMES of the University -of
Michigan Union: First meeting of
semester; Wed., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.,
Room 3-K, Union.
Intercultural Relations Commit-
tee: Meeting in the Counselor's
office, International Center, 4 p.-
m., Thurs., Oct. 26.
U. of M. Soaring Club: Meeting,
7:30 p.m., Tltnrs., Oct. 26, 1042 E.
Engineering Bldg. Flight opera-
tions conducted at the Washtenaw
County Airport, Jackson Road,
Thursday at 1 p.m., weather per-
mitting. All interested in joining-
the clubare invited to attend both
B'nai B'rith Hlilel Foundatin:
Meeting of all people interested in
learning Yiddish Language, 7:30
p.m., Thurs., Oct. 26, Lane Hall.
International Center Weekly
Tea for foreign students and
American friends, 4:30-6 p.m., on
American friends, 4:30-6 p.m.,
Thurs., Oct. 26.
Young Progressives of America:
Meeting, Thurs., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.,
Union. Election of officers.
Women of the University Fa-
culty: First of the weekly teas,
Thurs., Oct. 26, 4 to 6 p.m., Club
Room. League.
Graduate Student Council Cof-
fee Hour: Thurs., Oct. 26, 7:30 p..
in., Graduate Outing Club room,
Rackham Bldg.
Hostelers: Meeting, Thurs., Oct.
26, 7:30 p.m., Lane Hall. Slides
shown of hosteling in Europe. Ev-
eryone welcome.
Hostelers: Hayride and square
dance at Jones School, Sat., Oct.
28. Call Irene Edwards for reser-
vations, 2-2823. Meet at the Lea-
gue at 7:30.

know what his family will have written
on the gravestone of Henry L. Simpson, who
died last week, but I do know what I would
write. I would write: "Here lies a man who,
wWen all others gave up hope, labored for
the peace of his fellow men."
Henry I. Stimson was Secretary of State
in the Hoover administratioin when I was
a young newspaperman covering the State
Department. At first a critic, I grew to
respect and love him and to consider him
a great man.
As I look back onit I am ashamed of the
way I sometimes heckled Mr. Stimson. Bill
Flythe of the I.N.S. and Lyle Wilson of the
U.P. and I used to think up all sorts of em-
barrassing questions to ask him at press
conferences. And once I induced the late
Fiorello La Guardia, then a member of Con-
gress, to tack an amendment on the war de-
partment appropriations bill whereby no mo-
ney could be spent for Stimson's Military
Aide. A Secretary of State, entrusted with
keeping the peace, did not need a Military
Aide. The House of Representatives voted
it--though the Senate reversed. the house
and restored the appropriation.
Looking back on it,, and considering the
great things Stimson did 'for peace, he was
entitled to- the extravagance of a Military
Aide--if it tickled his vanity,
Mr. Stimson was a queer mixture. He was
Secretary of War in two cabinets-Taft's
and FDR's. He believed in and' fought for
a sound military establishment. Yet the real
mark he left on history was through his un-
tiring, unrelenting, never-ending efforts for
Almost unaided he 'staged a four-year
struggle to rectify the injustices of the

An age was dying-an age of international
optimism, of disarmament drives and good
will, the aftermath of the war to end war.
An age was dying, and Henry L. Stimson,
sensing the impending tragedy, struggled al-
most alone to give it renewed life.
Stimson became Secretary of State just
after Frank B. Kellogg had negotiated the
Kellogg-Braind Pact to outlaw war. That
Pact had no teeth and no supporting ma-
chinery, and Stimson, sincerely believing
in what Kellogg had written, strove to
make it work. Realizing the setback that
Republican isolationists had given the
world when they vetoed the League of Na-
tions, he tried to atone for their mistake.
It was an uphill battle. For his chief in
the White House, Herbert Hoover, disagreed
with him. So did most of the GOP hierarchy.
So did many of the diplomats around him
in the State Department.
* *
But Stimson saw much farther ahead than
they. When the Japanese War lords struck
in Manchuria in September, 1931, he saw
ahead to Pearl Harbor; and perhaps also to
present-day Korea. He knew that the minor
skirmish on the tracks of the South Man-
churian railroad 19 years ago actually was
the beginning of a giant military grab for
all of Asia.
So Stimson tried to breathe new life into
the League of Nations, tried to enforce
the nine-power pact guaranteeing the so-
vereignty of China. Finally he went to
Europe, ┬░rented a villa on Lake Geneva
and called in the Chancellors of Europe
to urge that aggression in this faraway
corner of Asia was a greater threat to
peace than the petty squabbles of Europe.
The premiers of Europe listened carefully.



- 0

To the Editor:
RE: ARTICLE in The Michigan
Daily "Neither the municipal
nor University administration is in
possession of any UN flags."
What was that blue and white
material a couple of University
Marching Band members carried
around the field in the before the
game salute to the United Nations
at the Wisconsin game,?
-Don McNeil
Iron Curtain Reveries
A singer back from a tour of
Europe reports that Communist
propagandists are using popular
American songs to prove that the
masses are starving under capital-
,He said he was told that the
words to "If I Knew You Were
Coming I'd Have Baked a Cake"
were being used to show that ra-
tioning exists in the United States.
The communistic thoughts lead
to interesting conjectures: to the
Soviet citizen in the know, it will
be clear that "The Sunny Side of
the Street" indicates that we're
also freezing to death under capi-
And "Your Feet's Too Big" is a
dead giveaway, if you know how
to interpret it. Shoe manufactur-
ers in the United States, in their
greed for profits, make only small
-The Nation.

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Looking Back

"[R. Hanchett Thinks Not' according to
The Daily's headline. Lawyer Han-
chett's negative thinking was directed to-
wards the constitutionality of a law provid-
ing for the removal of the department of
homoeopathic medicine to Detroit.
Since Governor Rich had not signed the
bill, Hanchett's stance was firm.
King Alexander of Greece died of "a severe
monkey bite in October." He had ascended


The wind must have blown the
package off the porch into the
shrubs. And Barnaby found it-

Mr. O'Malley
Leprechaun t
register by m

I told Pop a Well, your old Fairy Godfather is
ook my toy cash inclined to agree with your dad-
iistake. But t

Of course he took it, m'boy.
But "by mistake"? Ah, no-

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