THE MICHIGAN DAIY
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1950
"I always voted at my party's call,
"And never thought of thinking for my-
self at all!"
BACK IN the days of Gilbert and Sullivan,
this bit of whimsy was something to be
laughed at. But in this country today, it is
such widely accepted' operating procedure
'in all fields of political activity that it has
assumed a quality more akin to holiness than
to satire. It most markedly manifests itself
in the sometimes questionable actions of the
A glance at representative precinct totals
in the recent election indicates this in graph-
ic fashion. In an average Ann Arbor pre-
f cinct, approximately six per cent of all bal-
lots cast were split. This means simply that
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: VERNON EMERSON
94 out of 100 voters in that precinct ap-
parently considered nothing more than the
party involved when they cast their ballots.
Some people might honestly believe that
either the Rjepublican or Democratic candi-'
dates are, as a body, so vastly superior that
they need not consider whether the individ-
ual men are competent or not. Or they might
feel, as a reaction or as a result of some
obscure psychological urge, that either the
Democrats or Republicans would logically do
a better job. They might have a vague idea
that they like the Democrats, as the party of
the people, perhaps, or that since their
grandfathers voted Republican for time im-
memorial, they owe it an allegiance. Finally,
there is the not inconsiderable number of
voters, who, when confronted by the com-
plicated menage of levers in a voting ma-
chine, hastily pull the largest one and go
Whatever the reason for voting.a
straight ticket, it would appear that in
most cases the voter is discarding his fran-
chise by passing it on so readily to a single
political party. He is often electing men
to govern him not on grounds of capabili-
ty but merely because of party affiliation.
This way of voting cannot be reconciled
to good government. Blind party voting, for
whatever reason, certainly does not have the
best interest of intelligent government at
heart. One party government makes for more
efficiency in administration, but seldom for
high caliber officials all the way down to
the municipal level.
THOMAS L. STOKES:
RECENT court decisions and rulings of at-
torney generals favoring admittance of
of Negro applicants to state-supported uni-
versities' graduate schools formerly accept-
ing only white applicants has caused con-
siderable quandary among Negro educators.
Last week at the twenty-eighth annual ses-
sion of the conference of Presidents of Negro
Land Grant Colleges, held in Washington,
D. C., it became more evident that formerly
anticipated problems were drawing near.
The acceptance of Negro students by
erstwhile white tax-supported universities
is bound to affect the interests and pro-
grams of Negro schools. Because of segre-
gation laws in the south, these Negro tax-
supported schools have operated on a seg-
regated racial basis and continue to do so.
But if present trends continue, as indi-
cated by the recent court decisions which
have allowed Negroes to attend the Uni-
versities of Texas and Oklahoma, these
schools will cease to be "Negro" schools,
just as the others will cease to be "white"
Somewhat optimistically Federal Security
Administrator Oscar R. Ewing told the edu-
cators that "the year 1950 may well have
heard the death knell for second-class citi-
zenship in America's institutions. of higher
learning." Idealistically, this abolishment of
segregation is fine, and wholly in character
with American democratic principles. There
are, however, pressing practical problems
that must be met before abolishment of seg-
regation can truly be valuable. The question
of what is to become of the Negro colleges
and their faculties cannot be dismissed.
These Negro colleges may also become in-
terracial along with the white institutions
in the south, and both will be retained be-
cause of the well-known school shortage, as
elsewhere. In the integrating of teaching
staffs, however, the minority group may well
suffer from injustice and discrimination sim-
ilar to that experienced by Negro officers in
the "integrated" U.S. Army.
Very few Negroes would, for this reason,
favor retention of the dual tax-supported
college system. The solution of the prob-
lem posed by the revolutionary changes
taking place may not be advantageous to
Negro teachers and professors, eventhough
the country will gain by such erasures of
the color line.
However, if the country is ready to accept
an integrated educational system, as seems
increasingly likely, then it is important to
press more strenuously than ever the com-
plete equalization to pay scales for Negro
and white teachers and professors, as well
as protection of tenure. This should be firm-
ly established before the trend to integra-
tion gets too far under' way.
-Henry Van Dyke
One Side, Bub --- I Just Won A Big Victory?"
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 2)
Ohio, distributors in hardware, in-
dustrial, plumbing, electrical and
sporting goods, will interview Feb-
ruary graduates for positions in
sales on Thurs., Nov. 16, at the
Bureau of Appointments. There
are also openings for female sec-
The International Business Ma-
chines Company of Endicott &
Binghamton, N.Y., will interview
at the Bureau on Friday, Nov. 17
for mechanical, and electrical en-
gineers, and physicists on the B.S.,
M.S., and Ph.D. levels for positions
in research, development and pro-
For further information and
appointments for interviews for
any of the above companies call
the Bureau of Appointments, Ext.
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-
University Museums Lecture.
"Demons and Angels of the Plant!
World" (illustrated). Dr. Alexan-
der H. Smith, Professor of Bo-
tany and Botanist in the Univer-
sity Herbarium. 8:15 p.m., Wed.,
Nov. 15, Rackham Amphitheatre.
Upper Room, Lane Hall.
S.R.A. Council Meeting, Lane
Hall, 5-7 p.m.
Square Dance Group: Lane Hall,
Mathematics Club: 8 p.m., West
Conference Room, R a c k h a m
Building. Prof. R. V. Churchill
will speak on "Sturm-Liouville
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?" All
engineering students are invited.
Chess Club: Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Room 3-D, Union.
U. of M. Soaring Club: Open
meeting, 7 p.m., 1042 E. Engineer-
ing Bldg. The status of the air-
plane tow will be discussed. New
Wolverine Club: Meeting, 7:15
Michigan Forum Committee
Meeting: 4:30 p.m. at S.L. Office,
second floor, M. F. Committee
room. All members must be pre-
Pershing Rifles: Honorary
Marching Society: Regular meet-
ing. Consideration being made for
those who have mid-semester ex-
Gilbert & Sullivan Society: Full
chorus rehearsal, 7 p.m., League.
Open Houses for Student Legis-
lature Candidates: 5-6 p.m., Sigma
Nu; 5:45-7:15 p.M., New Women's
Dormitory; 6:30-7:15 p.m., Lloyd
House; 7:15-8:30 p.m., Acacia,
Strauss House, Alpha Kappa Al-
pha, and Harold Osterweil House.
WASHINGTON-It sometimes takes cold
statistics to wake us up to rather deep-
aeated chknges that affect both our national
economy and our politics and point up an
important development of which most of us
had been only dimly conscious.
The statistics here referred to are those
of the census bureau which reveal the
tremendous gain in population by Cali-
fornia in the last decide which, with its
53.3 per cent increase since 1940 topping
all other states, gives it ten and a half
W million people to rank second to New York
with just under 15 million.
With its parallel economic development,
it arises as truly a great Western empire.
Politically it attains commensurate impor-
tance. For it now moves up from fourth place
to tie Pennsylvania for second, next to New
York, in its representation in the House of
Representatives-30 members-and in elec-
toral votes in national elections-32-and
likewise will have equal or nearly equal
representation with Pennsylvania in national
Behind the cold figures of the census is the
Intensely human story of a great movement
of peoples westward in the last two decades,
not only to California but also to the Pacific
northwest of Washington and Oregon. That
has had an impact on its politics, which is
always influenced by economics. Up to now,
the Democratic party has been more con-
scious of its significance in national policy
than has the Republican party, though as-
'tute local Republican leaders in that thriving
region are fully aware of its implications.
There was, first, the movement of elderly
people to sunny Southern California around
Los Angeles from the Middle West, princi-
pally during the prosperous 1920's. Estab-
lished there to live out their days in retire-
ment on incomes from farms left to their
children to operate, many of them found
themselves, when the depression hit the
farm belt, in straitened circumstances. So
they rallied about old Dr. Francis Townsend
to give a push to his did-age pension move-
ment which swept into the rest of the coun-
try and ultimately had its effect in passage
of the 7ederal old-age security law by Con-
Then there was another westward move-
ment caused by the depression-that of
the "Okies," as they came to be called,
hordes of destitute JInd down-at-heel
families who fled to California from the
dust bowl areas of Oklahoma and neigh-
boring states and from depressed cotton
farms of the old South. This raised prob-
lems which had their repercussions in poli-
ties. With the second world war, the lo-
cation of great war industries of all kinds
on the Pacific Coast attracted a new wave
of migration of people who stayed, and
that created problems peculiar to our great
urban areas in the east with resultant
effects on politics.
Nationa'l polkices espoused by Franklin D.
Roosevelt were directed at the manifold
problems epitomized in this changing pat-
tern-the development of land and water
resources througli vast public power and re-
clamation projects to open new opportuni-
ties; social security; farm measures, and so
During the new deal era there was one
outstanding western Republican leader, the..
late senator Charles McNary of Oregon, also
the party's Senate floor leader, who was a
stout champion of the western resource de-
velopment program and supported great
public power projects. There is one today,
Governor Earl Warren of California, who
sees the necessity of political adaptation to
economic change, not only in power and
water resource fields, but also in housing,
health and others affecting the increasing
urban-type problem which he clearly recog-
nizes in California's rapidly evolving in-
Though he and the west were recog-
nized when he was nominated vice presi-
dential candidate in 1948, he is regarded
as a maverick by some GOP leaders and
their imprint still remains heavy on the
party's national policy.
tetteA TO THE EDITOR
The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will pubish 'allletters 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
TEN YEARS AGO
ADOLPH HITLER and Vyacheslaff Molo-
toy talked for four hours in the Fuehrer's
chancellery. The negotiations were described
by certain informed sources as intended to
develop a long-range program of Soviet Nazi
-* * * .
Football captain Forest Evashevski won
the presidency, of the literary college senior
Professor Preston Slosson termed 'FDR's
1940 win over Willkie not entirely a personal
triumph for Roosevelt but also a victory for
the entire Democratic party.
TWENTY YEARS AGO
THREE MEN were arrested here for foot-
ball ticket scalping.
-From the Pages of The Daily.
Washington Merry -Go ARound
WITH DREW PEARSON .
WASHINGTON - This is the kind of col-
umn most editors don't like me to write
because it's a think-piece, and they don't
pay me to think. They pay me to get the in-
side on cabinet meetings and closed-door
sessions, but I get tired allegedly crouching
under cabinet tables, and being human, I
can't help thinking occasionally.
Recently I've been thinking about some
of the discouraging things that have been
happening in different parts of the world
which we have lost sight of during elections.
I've also been indulging in that cheapest
of all pastimes-thinking about what I would
do if I were runningthe country. I've even
got two ideas to propose to make things bet-
ter and am almost tempted to write a letter
to Harry Truman.
First, however, here are some of the things
happening in Europe that haven't hit the
headlines and which we have missed because
we have been so absorbed in the late battle
to control the west bank of the Potomac.
IN ITALY, a country which we have helped
out to the tune of about a billion dollars a
year, big placards are posted ozi the streets
in English: "Get the hell out and take your
money with you.". . . . This means us. Na-
urally the placards are Communist inspired,
but one-third of the people of Italy are Com-
munist. . . . Aside from the Communists,
Italian resentment was so strong against us
when we passed the McCarran Act holding
up Italian passport visas, the Italian Parlia-
ment seriously debated the banning of all
Americans from Italy-even Marshall Plan-
officials-though the tourist trade is a ma-
jor source of Italian revenue. This is not
a pleasant picture, but there is no use keep-
ing our heads in the sand regarding the
IN SOUTHERN ITALY land is being seiz-
ed every day, and the local Priest sometimes
accompanies bands of Communist-led peas-
ants when they march into the big landed
estates. This is something the Vatican does
not condone, but local sentiment regarding
the big estates is so intense that frequently
the crucifix and the red flag march side 'by
side. . . Elsewhere in Italy about 4,000,000
are unemployed, and the extremes of poverty
and wealth are so great, with land reforms
so long delayed and so piddling, that Com-
munism thrives here as in no country out-
side Russia. In fact, the Italian Communist
by the Marshall Plan and by the century-
old tradition of French friendship for the
U.S.A., the French Communist party is still
strong enough to stymie rearmament. More
important, if war came, the French Com-
munists would create a powerful bloc for
sabotage and revolt. French Communists
would create a powerful bloc for sabotage
and revolt. About fifteen per cent of the
French army is Communist, serving under
Vichy officers, and the two don't mix. Re-
sult: France could not stand up against the
Red army more than 48 hours.
* S *
NOT LONG ago a big French champagne
producer asked a friend of mine:
"What's America going to do to defend
"What's France going to do to defend her-
self?" replied my friend.
"Nothing," was the Frenchman's reply.
He was both accurate and realistic.
France has made important gains under
the Marshall Plan. But the man in the street
doesn't realize it. He doesn't realize that
most of the bread he eats comes from the
U.S.A., or that much of the current French
prosperity comes from Uncle Sam. He is
not unfriendly to the U.S.A.-just cynical
and fed up with talk of war. He has fought
too many times, and when the next war
comes, he plans to sit it out..'.. The Mar-
shall plan, he feels, was a great thing for
the factory owner and the government. It
rebuilt the big war plants and helped his
boss. But what did it do for his'wages? They
are still low.... Actually the Marshall Plan
has accomplished its main goal. Without it
all Western Europe would have gone Com-
munist long ago. But in countries which
have not tasted Communist rule, some peo-
ple think the Communist experiment might
be worth trying. They don't know what hap-
pened in Czechoslovakia.
ELSEWHERE IN EUROPE conditions are
about the same.... The two countries work-
ing hardest to help themselves are the Dutch
and Norwegians. But the Norwegian Minister
of Defense says privately: "We are now
spending four to five per cent of our budget
on armament. If we increase to 22 per cent,
as the United States wants us to, we undo
To the Editor:
RECENTLY, while prospecting
for uranium in Northern Mi-
chigan, we came across an aban-
doned cave containing numerous
strange documents entitled "Ball-
ots", all being marked in favor of
a straight "Cave-man" slate of
candidates. Understanding that
such docupients are of a peculiar
significance at the present time,
we are forwarding them to the
powers-in-office at Lansing for
-John L. Naylor, .Jr., '51L
-Howard Van Antwerp, '51L
Football Pools .
To the Editor:
WE WOULD LIKE to compli-
ment the Daily, and Mr.
Crippen, in their zealous efforts
to protect the gullible Michigan
students from the unscrupulous
national crime syndicate. It is
heartening, to realize that OUR
Daily is so moved as to send us in
the direction of righteous living.
We fervently hope, that the Daily
will continue in its efforts to com-
bat "juvenile delinquency," by
placing its vast resources at the
disposal of the local police, to
help them in the job of rounding
up all the miniature Al Capones
running rampant through our
Campus. We are sure that the
Daily has the wholehearted sup-
port of the entire Student body,
in its crusade. Being poor little
lost sheep, and having no shep-
.herd to guide us, we place all our
faith in you, dear Mr. Crippen, to
lead us away from the strangling
grasp of the Chicago mobsters.
For a cleaner and bettor world
-R. N. Dreese
-B. C. Estep
S * *
To the Editor:
DEEDS NOT WORDS is what
President Truman says we
must get from the Soviet Union if
we are to avoid a world war. What
kind of deeds? The Soviet Union
offered to withdraw its troops
from Gemany if the U.S.A. would
do the same. That was a deed.
Did we accept it? No! We shouted
that it was a "trick" to get the
American troops out of Germany .
Truman says also that we can't
have peace unless the Soviet ac-
cept the Baruch Plan. This was
railroaded through the U.N. atom-
ic commission. What does it pro-
vide? That the Soviet Union must
surrender the ownership of its
Peace-Time Atomic Development
to a U.N. Commission in which
Washington would have an auto-
matic majority ...
Thus, the "deed" that Truman
demanded of the socialist state is
a deed which would make it com-
mit suicide and turn its industries
back to the capitalist owners. If
it does not surrender its socialist
economy, then this proves it does-
n't want peace according to the
Truman argument! ...
Or take the deeds of Soviet
Union and Washington with re-
gards to expansion of bases and
the "inevitable war." Our country'
is drenched in war propaganda,
and peace is considered subver-
Washington talks peace but acts
for bigger guns, more bombs, more1
casualties in Korea. Every movek
for peace is mocked and spurned .
It is from Washington that
mankind expect. a true deed for
peace, such as sitting down withN
the Soviet Union to bring a peaceI
settlement to the world.r
* * *
To the Editor:
AS A result of observing Michi-
gan's victory Saturday against
Indiana, there are a few questions+
answered in' regard to past team
performances. The first is: Chuckt
Ortmann definitely should be usedi
only in an offensive unit. I base1
this on the past evidence of the
Minnesota game when he was int
the safety-man position and al-j
lowed the tying touchdown to be
scored. Then, in the Illinois game,
he was again guilty of not covering
the Illinois pass-receiver. Against1
Indiana, the long pass that set up1
Indiana's lone touchdown wasi
again the result of his poor defen-
On the opposite side of the led-;
ger, Lowell Perry has proved hisI
ability to capably handle this po-
sition. He intercepted three passeso
against Michigan State and Satur-
day grabbed a pass thrown by;
D'Achille. After all, Perry has been
groomed to catch passes and seems
to fit into the picture beautifully.
He's fast, agile, nimble-fingered,1
cool, and above all a sophomore.
In the offensive ends depart-1
ment, I feel that the combinationI
of Pickard and Perry hp: outshown
all other combinations.
Also, why doesn't Bill Billings l
ever get a chance to do the punt-|I
punts. Punting average against In-7
diana happened to be 29.1 or so,
very poor for a Big Ten partici-
In regard to the next two games,
I suggest that the backfield com-
bination of Topor, Putich, Brad-
ford, and Dufek might provide just
the spark to bring the season to
a successful close.
By all means, against North-
western- with the powerful- combi-
nation of Flowers to Stonesifer
ready and waiting, Chuck Ortmann
should be definitely benched for
Perry on defense.
--Dick Frankie,1'52, Ed.
* *1 *
Football Pools . .
To the Editor:
THE MICHIGAN DAILY is to be
lauded for its forceful and in-
trepid expose of campus crime. It
is this type of journalism, the
news without fear or favor, rush-
ing in where angels fear to tread,
that has made the Press our most
jealously protected safeguard of
Too too recently, we have seen
many strong hearts shatter upon7
beholding the terrifying visage of
the Syndicate. Verily, many strong
men have cried.
But at last, it is comforting to
know that here in this, the last
stronghold of integrity, the final
retreat for minds in moral har-
mony, where honest men, untaint-.
ed by easy money and the lure of
wild women, have taken sanctu-
ary and. solace . . . . one voice
rings out calm, clear and fearless,
and it is the MICHIGAN DAILY!
And in this I want you good men
to know I for one am behind you,,
for if Frank Costello and Frank,'
the Inforcer, Nitti and Jake,
Greasy Thumb, Guzik think they
will be unopposed here, they are
wrong! Arid for this, Good Lord,
please bless our Newspaper.
-Joseph B. White, '53L
Washington has sized the Chi-
nese island of Formosa by sending Academic Notices
the Seventh Fleet there, 6000 miles
from our shores. Is this the kind Bacteriology Seminar: Wed.,
of deed, Truman wants from the Nov. 15, 10 a.m., 1520 E. Medical
Soviet Union? .. .Bldg. Speaker: Dr. Walter J. Nun-
Washington has just promised gester. Subject: "Phagocytosis."
two billion dollars to help the Botanical Seminar: Wed., Nov.
French armies murder the inde-' oaia eia:WdNv
Fpendence movement in Indo- 15, 4 p.m., 1139 Natural Science
China. Wha ould we sa if o- Bldg. T. W. Johnson will speak on,
cow repeated such a deed by send- A Synopsis of the Genus Achlya.
ing two billion dollars worth of All those interested are invited.
guns to Mexico, the Phillipines, or Chemistry Colloquium: 4:15 p.-
to Indiamed.,rNo15140Cm:4 tr.
- Washington dropped 20,000 tonsml Wed., Nov. 15, 1400 Chemistry
of bombs on Korea destroyingBlS peaer:Apos e
practically all of Korea's indus- "Some Recent Applications of the
tries, which took 50 years to build Phase Rule."
up. Is this the kind of "deed" Gemty S inr Spca
which would convince Truman andMeetin T es. N 14 at 4 pm.,
the Democratic Administration Meeting. AeN 1at 4M.m.,
tha th SoietUnin wntspeae? .3001 Angell Hall. Mr. Mac-
that the Soviet Union wants peace? Dowell will continue his talk on
The Soviet Union has just an- inrsae nkos
nounced long range projects for Milnor's paper on knots.
the building of the world's Biggest Geometry Seminar: Wed., Nov.
Peace Time Power Stations along15, at 2 p.m., Rm. 3001 Angell
the Volga and other rivers. TheHalMrWigtwltlkofas
Soviet Union, writes the New York Hall. Mr. Wright will talk on flats
Times correspondent, is beautify- in metaprojectve geometry.
ing Moscow in a long range hous-
ing plan.aEn tsT
Are those the deeds of a nation
seeking war? Christian Science Organization:
Over here, we are practicing Testimonial meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
atom bomb drills in the schools.
We are told farewell to all social ing instead of Tony Momsen? Dur-
progress and we are urged to dedi- ing the early part of this season
cate ourselves ' to "sacrifice" for he certainly made some beautiful
Westminster Guild: Tea and
Talk, 4-6 p.m., Wed., Nov. 15, third
floor parlor, First Presbyterian
Wesley Foundalon: Do-Drop-
In, Wed., Nov. 15, 4 p.m. in the
Michigan Arts Chorale:' Regular
rehearsal, 7 p.m., Wed., Nov. 15,
Lane Hall. All members must be
present. 'Concert In three weeks.
Bridge Tournament: '7:30 p.m.,
Wed., Nov. 15, Union.
W.A.A. Square and Folk Dance
Club: 7:30-9:45 p.m., Wed., Nov.
15, Waterman Gymnasium.
t League Dance Class Committee:
Meeting, Wed., Nov. 15, 4 p.m.,
Tau Beta Sigma: Meeting, Wed.,
Nov. 15, 4:15 p.m., Harris Hall.
Edited and managed by students of
the University of Michigan under the
authority of the Board in Controi of
Jim Brown.............Managing Editor
Paul Brentlinger..........City Editor
Roma Lipsky. . . ....... .Editorial Director
Dave Thomas........Feature Editor
Janet Watts.. Associate Editor
Nancy Bylan..........Associate Editor
James Gregory.......Associate Editor
Bill Connolly............. Sports Editor
Bob Sandell....Associate Sports Editor
Bill Brenton..Associate Sports Editor
Barbara Jans.........Women's Editor
Pat Brownson Associate women's Editor
Bob Daniels........Business Manager
waiter Shapero Assoc. Business Manager
Paul Schaible..Advertising Manager
Bob Mersereau......Finance Manager
Carl Breitkreitz....Circulation Manager
Member of The Associated Press
The Associated Press is exclusively
entitled to the use for republication
of all news dispatches credited to it or
otherwise credited to this newspaper.
All rights of republication of all other
matters herein are also reserved.
Entered at the Post Office at Ann
Arbor, Michigan as second-class mail
Subscription during regular school
year: by carrier, $6.00; by mail, 7.00.
I don't know much about geese--
But that ought to hold her okay.
I'll ask my Fairy
Your imaginary Fairy Godfather
had nothing to do with this, son!
It's OUR'goose ... It got away-
v__ r- -
You caught it, yes. That much is
true. And we're proudof you-
And Mr. O'Malley
Aren't you C