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Ten Commandments

election, fallacious, reactionary opinion
were set down most concisely and clearly by
Floyd Thomas on Thursday's editorial page.
We feel that a brief examination of these
Neanderthal syllogisms would be of some
benefit to a reading audience which has
perhaps been misled.
Therefore, we shall attempt a brief, sys-
tematic analysis of these obvious errors in
1) "Big-city residents, tired of being
taken for granted by corrupt Democratic
machines, have chosen Republicans .... "
This is apparently a generalization from
the fact that Captain "Tubbo" Gilbert,
Democratic candidate for sheriff in Cook
County, was rejected by Chicagoans.
In most of the other cities where the
G.O.P. came out on top, as in Philadelphia,
the votes were controlled by a "corrupt
machine" run by Republicans.
We might note in addition that the Chi-'
cago vote was registered not against a Demo-
crat but to defeat a crook.
2) "The implications of (the election re-
sults) are unmistakeable--the American
people do not believe the myth that the
Republican Party is the party of privilege
and the Democratic Party is the party
of the people."
In the history books, if this election is
mentioned at all (which is improbable), it
will probably be noted as indicating perhaps
a slight trend in favor of the Republican
But, for a great part, the elections were
clouded by local issues. If any general impli-
cation can be drawn, they might be the
American people's hysterical reaction to the
Far Eastern situation and the McCarthy
Big Lie.
Also, there is a tendency for the party out
of office to gain somewhat in an off-year
election. But the Republican Party gained
less this time than in any off-year election
\since 1934.
3) Taft's "unalterable and outspoken
criticism of the New Deal brought about
his overwhelming election .... "
It is hard to see just how criticism of New
Deal policies figured into the re-election of
Senator Taft. Obviously, it must have gar-
nered the votes of conservatives, which were
in the bag anyway.
The victory has few implications other
Whan the superiority of Taft's mind and
character over his opponent, as evidenced
by the fact that incumbent Democratic
Governor Lausche won almost as decisively
as the senior senator from Ohio.
Perhaps there was also an element of
reticence among certain Democratic voters
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views'of the writers only.

in Ohio to elect a tool of the increasingly
powerful CIO.
4) "Senator Lucas, as President Tru-
man's majority leader, was the symbol of
all Administration policies, foreign and
If Senator Lucas was a symbol of Ad-
ministration policies, he was indeed a poor
one. It was Lucas who was one of the pri-
mary forces behind the passage of the Mc-
Carran Bill which was vetoed by "his boss"
in Blair House.
Moreover, Lucas, in his quest for votes
from both major parties, back-tracked con-
tinually to the point where he verbally lost
all connection with the Washington regime.
It was primarily the Chicago voters who
defeated Lucas, owing to the dubious in-
tegrity of "Tubbo" Gilbert. As most voters
vote the straight ticket, Lucas' defeat was
largely a tie-in with Gilbert's rejection by
infuriated citizens.
5) "That the American people will not
accept the whitewash of charges of Com-
munists in the government is shown by
the . . . election of Senator Alexander
Wiley, partner of Republican Senator
Joseph McCarthy in Wisconsin's senatorial
This is easy. Wiley, although he was sup-
ported by McCarthy, offered only silence
(which amounted to opposition) in regard
to the senator's antics in Congress.
As a matter of fact, it was Wiley who,
commenting on the election, said that it
would effect no change in bi-partisan foreign
6) "The Democrats have been beaten in
the city . ....
This fallacy we have disposed of above.
7) They "have been beaten . . . in the
No Southern states went Republican, al-
though a few stray congressmen were elected
below the Mason-Dixon Line.
Perhaps Writer Thomas refers to Maryland
which failed to return Democratic Senator
Tydings. If so, he must be taking a weird
political geography course.
Incidentally, the defeat of Tydings might
well be attributed to the large pro-McCarthy
segment of Maryland's population.
8) The Democrats "have been rejected
by labor."
Again, Thomas forms an erroneous gen-
eralization from the return of Taft to the
Labor, the solid core of the Democratic
Party, delivered huge totals to its column
throughout the country..
9) "The American people have been
offered a choice and they have made it."
This is journalistie hogwash.
There was no choice offered and the
voters made no choice.
There were no clear-cut alternatives be-
cause of the local and personal aspects of
the various contests.
10) "The revival of the Republican Party
has arrived."
--Barnes Connable and
Crawford Young.

it Seems to Me
THE SITUATION in the Far East has
become critical as a result of Chinese
intervention in the Korean war.
What prompted the Chinese Reds to
decide on this course of action and to what
extent they intend to wage a war in
Korea are questions which few people
can answer. But there is no doubt that
the dividing line between war and peace
in the world is extremely thin.
However, this does not mean that the
United States must abandon its efforts to
find a peaceful solution. An increasing num-
ber of Americans have come to the con-
clusion that it is time our government stop
trying to appease the Chinese Reds and
adopt a firm policy, even though such a,
course might lead to war with the Chinese
and eventually the Russians.
There are three reasons why such an ag-
gressive policy is unwise at this time.
First, the price of war in the modern
world is so great that to jump in without
first exploring every possibility to prevent
it is like closing one's eyes to the fact that
there is an A-bomb.
Many of those who favor presenting the
Chinese Communists with an ultimatum or
who advocate bombing of Manchurian cities
are not the ones who will have to fight in
a war. Furthermore, American cities may not
escape the terrible destruction in the next
Secondly, in event of war between East
and West one of the Kremlin's prime objec-
tives will be to arrange matters in such a
way that the United States will fire the first
shot-not the Communist countries.
Therefore, if the United States should
begin bombing Manchurian cities or pre-
sent the Chinese with an ultimatum,
Communists throughout the world could
claim that they were attacked and must
therefore defend themselves against the
"capitalistic warmongers." No matter how
just is our cause against the Communist
nations, we cannot afford to be placed be-
fore the world as the nation which precipi-
tated the final breakdown of negotiations
and the beginning of war.
Furthermore, the Soviet and Chinese lead-
ers, no matter how absolute their power
over their people, must convince the masses -
that the war they fight is a defensive war,
fought to "preserve the motherland against
the vicious attack of capitalism."
If we, in our haste to bring about a show-
down in the cold war, attack the Chinese
mainland, we will have given the Commun-
ists the argument they need to convince the
Chinese people.
Thirdly, if war is inevitable, andI still am
not convinced it is, this is not the best time
for the United States to fight it.
The Korean War, which began less than
five months ago, showed how weak we are
militarily. Our successes during the past
six weeks have not altered this situation be-
cause we have fought an enemy with limited
resources. However, if we should become in-
volved in open conflict with five million
Chinese troops, we would stand little chance
in our present circumstances.
In other words, time is on our side so
long as we continue to build up our army,
navy and air force and gear our civilian
production to the war effort. There is no
country in the world that can come even
close to matching our industrial output,
and this factor played a decisive role in
the victory in World War II.
Therefore. if war does come, we should be
prepared to meet the challenge. There is
nothing so foolish as a nation carrying a
"big stick" when its enemy carries a machine
The situation in Korea, although critical,
is not hopeless. There still is time for diplo-
matic negotiation and we should make
every effort to prevent an all-out war with
China. If there is one shred of hope that
war can be prevented and we do not bend
every effort to achieve it, history may well
list us as fools.

SUCCESS at the polls has given the GOP
enough potential presidential nominees
to last them a generation. Taft supporters
claim he's stronger than ever, Duff looms
as a possibility, Warren, always popular, now
has added a 2 to 1 victory over a Roosevelt
in traditionally Democratic territory to his
list of past wins, and there is talk that Dewey
may swing his support from Eisenhower to
This should make the Republican conven-
tion in '52 a pretty exciting affair which will
bear watching. But it looks from here as
though, if they have any hope of regaining
the White House, the Republicans would do
well to follow the Horace Greeley advice--
going West long enough to hand the coveted
nomination to Governor Warren.
-R. Lipsky.
New Books at the Library
Clark, M. W., Calculated Risk, New York,
Harper & Bros., 1950
Costain, Thomas B., Son of a Hundred
Kings, New York, Doubleday & Co., 1950
Eichelberger, Robert L., Our Jungle Road
to Tokyo, New York, The, Viking Press, 1950
Hodgins, Eric, Blandings' Way, New York,
Simon and Schuster, 1950
Steinbeck, John, Burning Bright, New
York, The Viking Press, 1950
West, Nathanael, The Day of The Locust,
Near nyVwrToJames T,ughin195(1~f

The Week's News



(Continued from Page 2)
"Wave Length and Foveal Excit-
ability." Dr. William J. Crozier,
Professor of Physiology and Direc-
tor of the Laboratory of General
Physiology, Harvard University.
4:15 p.m., Mon., Nov. 13, Lane
University Lecture, auspices of
the School of Music. "Modern Edi-
tions of Renaissance Music" (illus-
trated). Dr. Donald J., Grout, Pro-
fessor of Music, Cornell University.
4:15 p.m., Tues., Nov. 14, Rack-
ham Amphitheatre.
Academic Notices
Applications for awards under
the Fulbright Program for univer-
sity lecturing awards in Burma,
Egypt, Greece, Iran, the Philip-
pines and Turkey for the aca-
demic year 1951-52 will be ac-
cepted until Nov. 30, 1950. Infor-
mation on these awards may be
obtained at the Office of the
Graduate School.
Geometry Seminar: Special
Meeting. Tues., Nov. 14, at 4 p.m.,
Rm. 3001 Angell Hall. Mr. Mac-
Dowell will continue his talk on
Milnor's paper on knots.
Geometry Seminar: Wed., Nov.
15, at 2 p.m., Rm. 3001 Angell
Hall. Mr. Wright will talk on flats
in metaprojective geometry.

-Daily-Bill Hampton
* * * *
IN THE closest, zaniest gubernatorial election in Michigan history,
youthful Soapy Williams and one-time governor Harry F. Kelly
kept themselves in the banner headlines all week. With the two candi-
dates running neck and neck as new tabulations turned up hourly,
the newspapers-and their readers-didn't know what to expect next.
It got so most papers would write two headlines (one saying Williams
was ahead and the other attributing the lead to Kelly) and then throw
in the one most appropos at deadline time.
The day after election it looked as if Kelly was in for sure. But
then some counting errors came to light in Wayne county and Wil-
liams soared into the lead. Whatever the result of this week's pri-
liminary count, both Democratic and Republican camps will sit tight
until the State Board of Canvassers officially certifies returns. And
then one side is almost certain sure to call for a recount.
Nati l****.

Student Recital: Dale Thomp-
FAIR DEAL SCUTTLED?-Said one Daily editorial writer: "The son, Baritone, will be heard at 8:30
revival of the Republican party has arrived." Said another: "... a less p.m., Sun., Nov. 12, Lydia Men-
conclusive election would be hard to imagine." Whichever way you delssohn Theatre, in a program
look at it, one thing seems certain: The next two years will see a presented in partial fulfillment of
stepped-up degree of friction between President Truman and Con- the requirements for the Bachelor
gress. of Music degree. A pupil of Arthur
As is usual in "off-year" elections, the Republicans made a fine cmsittions by Arne Monteverde,
showing Tuesday. Easy victories were scored by their two top men, Mozart, Hugo Wolf, and a group of
New York's Gov. Dewey and Ohio's gaunt, balding Robert A. Taft. In songs by Roger Quilter. The pub-
Pennsylvania, voters made a Senator out of the GOP's progressive lic is invited.
spark-plug James Duff

4 p.m., Lane Hall (Fireside Room),
John Crawford, a future Wycliffe
translator, will show technicolor
film "Oh, for a Thousand Ton-
gues," a documentary of the Wy-
,cliffe Translators.
Newman Club: Communion
Breakfast Sun., Nov. 12, after 9:30
Mass.FatherAlan Farrell, who
recently returned from :Japan,
will speak on "The Situation in
the Far East." Tickets are avail-
able at the Chapel Office.
Roger Williams Guild: 10 a.m.,
Bible study at Guild House, II
Corinthians. 11 a.m., Morning
Worship, "God's Word." 6 p.m.
Supper and discussion at Guild
House - Harold Haugh, Assoc.
Prof. of Voice, "A Capsule History
of Church Music."
Wesleyan Guild: 9:30 a..,
Seminar and breakfast in Pine
Room. 5:30 p.m., Supper and fel-
lowship. 6:30 p.m., Program, New-
man Geffrey Detroit labor leader
will speak on "Christianity in La-
bor Relations."
Westminster Guild: 9 a.m., Cof-
fee and Rolls. 9:30 a.m., Student
Seminar in Religion. 5:30 pam.,
Student Supper. 6:30 p.m., Pro-
gram "Prayer in a World of Law"
-given by student group from
Bowling Green State University.
Coming Events
La p'tite causette meets Mon.,
Nov. 13, at 3:30 p.m. in the Mi-
chigan League.
Open Houses for Student Legis-
lature Candidates: Mon., Nov. 13
5-6 p.m., Alpha Epsilon Phi; 6:30-
7:15 p.m., Stockwell; 7:15-8:30
p.m., Prescott House, Hinsdale
House and Tyler House, East
Nazarene Student Fellowship:
Will meet in Lane Hall, Upper
Room, 7:30 p.m., Mon., Nov. 13.
Leadership Training Group
meets at Lane Hall, Mon., 7:30
Sigma Rho Tau. Regular meet-
ing Tues., 7 p.m., 2084 E. Engineer-
ing Bldg. Besides the usual train-
ing circles, there will be a debate
between the Michigan Engineering
Debate Team and the University
of Detroit's Team. Topic: "Do Un-
ions Cramp Management?" Al
engineering students are invited.
Economics Club: Mon., Nov. 13,
7:45 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
Dr. George Katona, Professor of
Psychology and of Economics and
Program Director of the Survey
Research Center, will speak on
"Impressions of Geran Political
Attitudes." All staff members and
advanced students in Economics
and Business Administration are
urged to attend. Others interested
are invited.
Mathematics Club:Tues., Nov.
14, 8 p.m., West Conference Room,
Rackham Building. Prof, R. V.
Churchill will speak on Sturm-
Liouville Transforms."



All told, the Republican party nearly eliminated Democratic con- Student Recital: Archie Brown,
trol of the Senate, with the latest count showing 49 Demf and 47 Tenor, will present a program at
GOP men holding seats. 8:30 p.m., Mon., Nov. 13, Lydia
In the House of Representatives, Republicans made a 31-man gain Mendelssohn Theatre. A pupil of
to chop down the Democratic edge to a narrow 234 to 200 margin. Harold Haugh, Mr. Brown will
Democratic losses were severe both in sheer numbers and in qual- sing works by Handel, Faure, Res-
ity. Some of their top men capitulated. Down went Illinois Senator pighi, and Schumann. The recital
Scott Lucas, Senate majority leader and chief pipeline between that is given in partial fulfillment of
body and the White House. Down went veteran Maryland Senator the requirements for the degree
body Bachelor of Music. Open to the
Millard Tydings, head of the Armed Services Committee. Down went public.
Pennsylvania's Francis J. Myers, the Democrat's floor whip and num-
ber two man in the Senate. The defeat of these Administration stal- Myra Hess, distinguished Bri-
warts, coupled with the general upsurge of Republicanism, could mean tish pianist, will be presented in
the death of Truman's "Fair Deal" and could impair our present the Extra Concert Series, by the
foreign policy. University Musical Society, Tues.,
PHONE STRIKE-Phone workers walked off their jobs in 43 states iNov. 14, 8:30 p.m. Dame Myra
Thursday, snarling up long distance service and, making it difficult gram: Sonata in E major Op.
for people to make calls on manual phones. By Friday most of the 109; Sonata in F minor, Op. 57;
33,000 strikers were working again, in an erratic sort of way. The and the Sonata in A-flat major,
Union devised a new tactic: pulling workers off their jobs sporatically Op. 110.
and without notice. The company doesn't know what to expect from Tickets are available daily at
one minut to the next. Apparently this will continue until the wage the offices of the University Mu-
dispute is fettled. sical Society in Burton Tower;
* * * , and will also be on sale after 7
Loal ... on the night of the performance
at the Hill Auditorium box office.

Washington Merry-Go Round

WASHINGTON-President Truman and
top advisers are about to uncork a pretty
stiff bottle of defense medicine for the
American people. It involves an unprece-
dented technique for arming America witp-
out putting the country into a complete
economic strait jacket.
The program has been decided at a series
of ultrasecret meetings of Stuart Syming-
ton's National Security Resources Board,
now charged with over-all responsibility for
war preparedness. Here's what it involves:
1. MORE MONEY-Truman will ask Con-
gress for an additional $19,000,000,000 in the
next 30 days, bringing the budget up to
$54,000,000,000 for defense alone.
At The Michigan...
THE MEN with Marlon Brando, Everett
Sloane and Teresa Wright.
Here is a fine motion picture. Very sel-
dom are the problems of a 'special group
boldly and yet thoughtfully explored on the
screen. The Men is one of those rare excep-
tions. The average moviegoer surfeited with
standard Hollywood fare may yet have cause
to cheer, if independent producers like Stan-
ley Kramer can turn out pictures that ap-
proach this remarkable ,effort in such sen-
sibility and good taste.
Mr. Kramer and Director Fred Zinne-
mann are to be commended, not only for
delineating a little known and often ig-
nored problem, that of paraplegics, but also
for sensitively and yet realistically pointing
up the sometimes terrifying hurdle of re-
adjustment to normal life.
The acting, for the most part, is superb.
Everett Sloane as the doctor in charge of
rehabilitation is always sure and in certain

2. FEW CONTROLS-Price and wage con-
trols will be delayed as long as possible, prob-
ably until next spring on all but a few short
materials. These include steel and aluminum.
Meanwhile, Symington is personally cracking
the whip on both labor and management to
keep prices down.
Note-The Ford Motor Company im-
mediately accepted Symington's suggestion
that it not increase prices. Symington also
arranged secretly for Truman to call CIO
President Philip Murray and soft-pedal the
steelworkers' demands for a wage hike; so
a new round of steel price boosts would be
3. MORE FACTORIES-Truman advisers
are convinced that a wartime preparedness
program can be built right alongside our
peacetime economy without pinching the
American people too sharply, chiefly by
plant expansion.
4. HEAVY TAXES-The Administration
plans to control inflation by an almost ruth-
less tax program plus vigorous credit con-
trols. The Treasury Department headed by
timid Secretary John Snyder is dragging its
feet on this, but the Federal Reserve Board,
plus Symington and the President's economic
advisers, are now urging a 100 per cent
excess-profits tax as well as sharply in-
creased corporate taxes to finance defense
on a pay-as-you-go basis.

PROGRAMS-Ten-cent programs showed up again at the
football game yesterday. Some people picked them up free at a down- Events 'Today
town restaurant. A few were given away by campaigning SL candi- -
dates. And some were sold by the more than fifty student vendors Inter-Arts U ion: Meeting, 2
stationed around the fringes of the stadium grounds. The latter group j p.m., League. All those interested
got their go-ahead to sell the programs last Thursday, when the Board invited.
in Control of Intercollegiate Athletics approved an SL plan to allow Graduate Outing Club: Out-of-
sale of the programs on athletic department property. Since then, SL town trip. Bring cars. Guests wel-
has been issuing free licenses to would-be vendors, thus saving them come. Meet in Outing Club room,
from the official wrath of ordinance-armed policemen. northwest corner of Rackham,

*1 * * *
LOCAL GAMBLING-A series of Daily ar-
ticles on student football gambling pools cul-
minated this week in an investigation by Ann
Arbor police and the County Prosecutor. Po-
lice officials started to crack down after the
rampant campus gambling was revealed to
them by Daily reporter Davis Crippen. The
police department's first action was to ques-
tion Crippen; after that officers started
scouring the campus for evidence. It seemed
possible that they wouldn't uncover much;
most of the pool operators had thrown every-
thing incriminating into the furnace after
reading Crippen's first article.
Around the World...
KOREA-The Korean war hung fire this

. . . up a tree

2:15 p.m.
Scalp and Blade: Meeting, 7 p.-
m., Room 3A, Union. Male resi-
dents of Erie County, New York
IZFA: General meeting, 7:30 p.-
m., Grand Rapids Room, League.
Panel discussion on the place of
religion in modern life and in
Israel today. All are welcome.
U. of M. Hot Record Society:
Evolution of Stan Kenton, 8 p.m.,
League. Public invited.
Nelson International House will
be open to all students, faculty,
and townspeople from 3 to 6
o'clock. Address: 915 Oakland


week, breaking out in

the last few days in the form of Allied air smashes at Communist
Yalu River emplacements. Bridges which could be used by the in-
coming Chinese Reds were destroyed in some of the most concentrated
bombing action of the war, but the Chinese continued to pour over the
border in large numbers. Marines, moving swiftly on the ground,
seized the last of four power plants along Manchurian boundary.
UN-The United Nations was faced with what might be the grav-
est crisis in its five-year history this week when it tackled the problem
of Red Chinese intervention in North Korea. Here are this week's de-
velopments: Monday, Gen. Douglas MacArthur officially notified the
UN that Chinese Communists are fighting in Korea. On Wednesday
the Security Council summoned the Chinese to appear before it to
answer charges of aggression. Then, on Friday, the United States and
five other countries called on the Security Council to order the im-
mediate withdrawal of all Chinese forces from Korea. The Security
Council decided to place the Chinese question above all other busi-
ness, but final action would depend largely on Russia's attitude.
-Bob Keith and Chuck Elliott


Canterbury Club: 9 a.m. Holy
Communion followed by Student
Breakfast. Rev. Donald V. Carey
will be special guest, and will cele-
brate Holy Communion. 5 p.m.,
Evening Prayer followed by supper
at Canterbury House. Will go to
Greek Orthodox Students' Club
after supper for the program.

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Symington fully expects to wind up being
the nation's most unpopular bureaucrat, and
a phone call he got the other day from
Speaker Sam Rayburn in Bonham, Texas,
indicates that he is on the way. Sam was
complaining about the new credit controls.
"Last month," said the Speaker, "200 cars
were sold down here in Bonham. This
month, thanks to credit controls, the num-
ber sold was only five."
"How big is Bonham?" Symington asked. .
"Eight thousand, five hundred," replied
the Speaker.
"Well, 200 cars a month is too many for
a city of that size," argued Symington.

Congregational-Disciples, Evan-
gelical and Reformed Guild: will
sweet at Congregational Church,
State and E. William, for 6 p.m.
supper, followed by. sound movie
South of the Clouds, and a brief
worship service.
Michigan Christian Fellowship:


Yes, mother. Everything's fine!
We're delighted you're coming!
The goose is fine! We'll fatten her
up...Ha ha...Goodbye, dear-

How did Grandma know
about our goose? McSnoyd,
. the Invisible Leprechaun,
had it and it ran away and
othe l I nv.%Iste epeaun

...Because leprechauns
are nasty and McSnoyd
probably stole the goose
n 15 in the first place and

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