THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1950
By PAUL BRENTLINGER
VIEWED IN THE cold and relatively clear
light of the day after, the Student Legis-
lature's decision regarding fraternity dis-
crimination clauses looks to be both unwise
The decision supposedly means that the
student body, through its elected- repre-
sentatives, has spoken out firmly against
discrimination. This is fine in itself, but
the manner in which this stand was taken
could cause a great deal of harm in the
An important opportunity-the opportuni-
ty to be associated in a particular fraternity
group-could very well be removed by this
decision, even though the students concern-
ed were to do all in their power to remove
the discriminatory clause which affects them.
The SL decision would do this because
it asks the Student Affairs Committee to
withhold recognition of fraternities which
do not succeed in removing such consti-
tutional clauses by Sept. 1, 1956.
Facing the realities of present day so-
ciety, it seems likely that there would be
several local chapters of fraternities which
could not comply with the SL's decision. This
would mean that to exist here they would
have to sever connections with their na-
tional organizations, and thus lose the pres-
tige and tradition which can be a con-
structive and important influence in guid-
ing their activities.
They would be forced to forego the Uni-
versity recognition which they now enjoy
because of a situation which they cannot
possibly control themselves. By no standards
of justice and morality does this seem fair.
The Student Legislature could have put
University students on record against dis-
crimination just as effectively by merely re-
quiring that local chapters of fraternities
actively support the removal of discrimina-
tory clauses on the floor of their conventions.
As it is, the SL has put the Student Af-
fairs Committee in a most uncomfortable
position. Which ever way it decides, it will
If it accepts the SL proposal, it will be
faced with the problem of enforcing it, and
eventually refusing to recognize certain cam-
pus groups which have enjoyed University
recognition for a long time, and which have
donek all they possibly could do to combat
the discrimination, problem.
If it rejects the Si proposal, the SAC will
be subject to severe criticism from sincere
people who oppose discrimination in any
form, but who may not be completely fa-
miliar with the details of the particular situ-
ration in question.
More important than this, SAC rejec-
tion of the proposal would be a severe
blow to the prestige of student govern-
ment, in that the majority of the legis-
lature supposedly reflects the opinion of
the majority of students.
The SL has made itself a rather messy
looking bed. Unfortunately, both it and the
Student Affairs Committee will now have
to lie in it.
EVENTS OF INTEREST ABOUT CAMPUS-:
A Bradfordized Wolverine squad will play
host to Northwestern's Wildcats tomorrow at
the stadium. Kick off at 2 p.m.
Joe Gentile, radio and television star, will
emcee the twelfth annual "Varsity Night,"
sponsored by the University Bands. Ten top-
flight professional and campus acts are on
tap for the show, slated for 8:15 p.m. today
at Hill Auditorium.
A pre-Thanksgiving mood will prevail at
the Union's Cranberry Ball tomorrow, with
"Turkey" Tinker and his musical Gobblers
doing the honors. Featured attractions will
include a sneak preview of Soph Cabaret, a
review of past Soph Cabs and "a new twist"
in intermission entertainment. Dancing from
9 pan. to midnight.
"Demons' Holiday" is the title of Hillel
Foundation's all-campus dance, from 8:30
p.m. to midnight tomorrow in the League
Ballroom. Dancers will get glimpses of both
Heaven and Hell, complete with harp-toting
angels and boiling caldrons.
THE FACTS OF LOVE, high on the list of
British light comedies. At the Orpheum this
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE, starring
Henry Fonda, Vic Mature and Linda Dar-
nell. A Technicolor western with a minimum
of corn. Presented by the Student Legisla-
ture Cinema Guild and Student Religious
Association at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. today and
tomorrow at 'Architecture Auditorium. See
review on this page.
DIAL 1119, with Marshall Thompson, tells
of a homocidal maniac at large in a city.
THOMAS L. STOKES:
Excess Profits Tax
DAILY OFFICIAL,. BULLETIN
WASHINGTON - A full-dress campaign
is now under way against enactment of
an excess profits tax. It comes as the climax
to a series of events which it seems timely
You may remember how Congress pass-
ed resolutions before it recessed in late
September directing tax committees of
House and Senate to prepare an excess pro-
fits tax bill for consideration at a special
session, which it scheduled for November
27. You may remember also that this com-
mitment was forced from Congress by pro-
tests over its failure to include an excess
profits tax in the new revenue law it enact-
ed increasing all individual incomes taxes,
along with boosts for corporations, that
went into effect in October.
The excess profits tax, which we had in
both world wars, has become a symbol for
taking the profits out of war and for equality
of sacrifice. That principle certainly seems
applicable now in regard to the tremendous
costs, with resultant profits, of our greatly
expanded military program.
* * *
TWO THINGS have happened since Con-
gress passed those resolutions which
would appear to reinforce that principle:
1. Profits, swelled by government war or-
ders paid for by your taxes, have reached
an all-time high.
2. The Korean war, which it seemed a few
weeks ago was about to end victoriously,
now has entered another and grim phase.
The Chinese Reds have surged across the
Manchurian border, and our troops are set-
tling down for a winter siege, And the Far
Eastern tension is further intensified by-
companion threats in Indo-China and Tibet.
Now comes the new campaign against
the tax, backed by powerful corporate in-
terests, on the heels of the Republican vic-
tory at the polls. The arguments are that
the excess profits tax is unworkable and
inefficient, that it does not do what it
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
is supposed to do because it can be evaded
by smart tax lawyers, and so forth, which
may be valid. Instead, its opponents would
substitute increased corporation taxes as
a means of taking the profits out of war.
The point made here is that the
public should be alerted now to see that the
aim is achieved, whatever the device adopted,
for it is very easy to confuse the people
by technicalities about tax laws, as anyone
familiar with the tax-drafting process can
tell you. And there are always, of course,
those who would get tax advantages at the
expense of the public-even in time of na-
ANYONE FAMILIAR with the way big cor-
porate and financial interests try to work
their way with Congress naturally would
have his suspicions aroused by the series of
events surrounding the profits tax issue. As
we got into the Korean war, the question
of an excess profits tax was raised in Con-
gress. This was met by the counter argu-
ment that there was not time for such a
complicated matter, that there should be
"delay." The time argument had no real
standing, however, since a tax bill was pend-
ing before Congress when the Korean war
broke out back in June.
Finally, when Congress was ready to pass.
a revenue bill without an excess profits
tax and showed its intention of recessing
without doing anything about it, the pub-
lic woke up. Both House and Senate then
adopted the resolutions previously men-
tioned after attempts to add an excess
profits tax to the bill had failed. There
was much lip service to pledges of action
when Congress returned.
The cry for "delay," which came from
recognized spokesmen of big interests, is fa-
miliar strategy, one based on the hope that
something will turn up to provide an excuse.
That something, as far as some anti-excess
profits tax elements go, was found in the
recent election. It is doubtful, however, that
most of the voters knew they were voting
on the excess profits tax, as of course they
weren't, though it was made one issue among
many in a few isolated cases. There was
certainly no national "mandate" on that
issue, though the recent election, like all
others, will be exploited for "m'andates" on
most any subject you can name.
(Copyright 1950, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.)
(Continued from Page 3)
Xette '4 TO THE EDITOR
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
NIGHT EDITOR: RICH THOMAS
German Social Classes
A RECENT statement in the Daily said
that the German people had come to re-
gard money rather than hereditary rank as
more important in determining one's social
status, and that this demonstrated the great
leveling of social classes which has taken
place since the war.
It was described as a very encouraging
But the fact that the Germans are using
a different system of stratification (income
instead of hereditary) does not show an
improvement. It merely indicates a re-
placement of their old system with the
one most prevalent in the United States.
The one which we seem to regard as most
proper in determining social status.
All societies do not have the same stratify-
ing systems. Those most prevalent now are
based on income, occupation, family and
race. From modern man down to the most
primitive Pacific Islands different systems
are used. It therefore seems that changing
systems as the Germans are doing does not
show a leveling of social classes, but rather
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE with Hen-
ry Fonda, Linda Darnell and Victor Ma-
OHN FORD is an extremely able director
and technician and it was he, probably
more than anyone, who brought the west-
ern, or "oater" as it is known in the trade,
to its present high position. For about eleven
years he has made,.with one or two notable
exceptions, only westerns and Clementine is
a notable example of his creative talents.
The film is still another reworking of
the Wyatt Earp legend of the Southwest.
This time Henry Fonda as Earp takes over
the marshalship of Tombstone in the Ari-
zona Territory for a personal reason. In
a quiet but deadly effective manner he
cleanses the town of its more noisesome
elements and in a beautifully filmed final
scene avenges the murder of his two broth-
ers. A rather trying sub-plot involving the
tribulations of Doc Hlalliday, a Back Bay
surgeon turned gambler and desperado, oc-
cupies much of the footage. This is re-
lieved however by a surprising well-exe-
cuted performance by Victor Mature as the
consumptive Halliday. Linda Darnell is
well endowed in every way for the role of
the Mexican dance hall beauty, except in
These, however, are minor quibblings com-
pared to the film's overall excellence. Henry
Fonda's crafty performance is worth the
price of ten admissions. Here is an astute
and dependable actor who never fails to give
his best. The picture is beautifully photo-
simply a change from family to income
ranking. The division of social classes will
still remain but on a different rank basis.
It is true that in a system based on in-
come ranking there is the possibility of
moving up or down on the scale, but still
the lines between the classes do persist
even after the change has been made. The
only possibly way to have this leveling of
social classes must come from within the
system in use.
It- can be done by changing the attitudes
people hold in regard to others on the social
scale. If we attempt to treat alike all people,
whether they be upper, middle or lower class,
on any stratification system, then a social
leveling will occur. It will not take place by
using a new basis for ranking as the Ger-
mans are doing.
NO ONE objects to people taking pictures.
It's a natural phenomena in this mech-
anized age and lots of people fill lots of
scrapbooks that way, increasing revenue
for the paper-mill people, the camera sup-
ply stores and the glue manufacturers.
The main gripe is with fanatical flash-
bulbers here on campus, or in the nation.
Tuesday night when Myra Hess performed in
Hill Auditorium, the entire mood she had
created with her piano artistry was destroyed
when a flashbulb down near the front ex-
ploded with a white blaze.
The last performance of the Gilbert and
Sullivan Society was interrupted four times
while some amateur photographer took pic-
tures so that he could 'eternally' preserve
his memories of the production.
Maestro Toscanni was practically blinded
at his last performance when some avid pho-
tographer violated his express wishes and
snapped him during a bow.
From the performer's point of view these
camera antics are pure murder. His eyes
don't react properly for a long enough time
to disturb his whole performance, and he
certainly can't establish eye contact through
In addition to the performer's personal
agonies, his audience is usually raptly fol-
lowing the camera man around the auditor-
ium, and he must spend his time and energy
recapturing their interest before he can con-
For the few in the audience who were
more interested in the performance of the
artist than that of the camera man this
repetition is unnecessary and therefore an-
For those who followed the speaker, not
the camera-man, this repetition is unneces-
sary and annoying.
-pia M r v ln ctw~efI M.
Russian Deeds ...
To the Editor: 1
IF MR. GEORGE MILLER'S in-
quiry, as to what sort of1
"deeds" would reassure us as to
Russia's intentions, was made in
good faith, I can answer it easily:
1. A cessation of arms shipments
to North Korea, which the United
Nations has declared the aggressor
against the Republic of Korea.
2. An agreement on atomic pow-
er which would permit a really
adequate international inspection,
of atomic bomb manufacture. All
Russian proposals - so far leave
loopholes for secret rearmament.
3. An agreement on peace terms
with Austria, Germany, and Ja-
4. An agreement to enable the
United Nations to take real ac-'
tion against an aggressor. Thus,
far, Russia's forty-six vetoes have
paralyzed the Security Council al-
most completely, and would have
done so in the Korean case also if
Russia had not walked out of the
5. An agreement on an inter-
national armed force; hitherto
blocked by Russia, tho promised
by the San Francisco Charter.
6. Russian participation in the
various minor and humanitarian
agencies of the United Nations,
and Russian support for the civil
rights and genocide treaties. '
7.An opening of the "iron cur-
tain," at least sufficiently to per-
mit as much immigration, emigra-
tion, travel, tourism, and circula-
tion of foreign books and periodi-
cals as exists among most of the
nations of western Europe.
8. A cessation of arrests without.
warrant, imprisonment without
trial, trials without a chance for
the defense, concentration camps,
torture,,political executions, hold-
ing of family hostages, and other
features of the judicial life of ev-
ery one of the Communist coun-
9. The free elections promised
at Yalta and Potsdam for the na-
tions of eastern Europe; a promise
cynically broken in every case.
10. A resettlement in the for-
mer Baltic republics of the Eston-
ians, Letts and Lithuanians ille-
gally driven from their homes and
deported into Siberia or other dis-
* *$ *
Flamingoes . .
To the Editor:
WILD-EYED, rabid letters in
the Daily have seldom both-
ered or upset me. Most of them are
written by tortured souls who have
a personal axe to grind, or who
have set out with passionate pur-
pose to right some great and sin-
ister evil which is supposedly
threatening: (a) the moral fibre
of the nation, (b) the sanctity of
the American home, (c) every-
one's right to personal daintiness,
and ad infinitum.
But the recent letter by one
George Miller, on U.S.-Russian
relations falls in a class *by itself.
I believe I speak for a great many
students when I say that I've
heard just about enough claptrap
such as that in. Mr. Miller's let-
ter. I bitterly resent flamingoes
such as Mr. Miller who obviously
take us for complete fools. Do they
honestly believe, in their simple
way, that students are swallowing
this line? Frankly I don't think
they believe some of the stuff
To date, I have never read a
single letter by a flamingo which
hasn't given a beautiful white-
wash job to Russia and everything
about Russia. Are we to believe
that all of the Russian motives,
acts and aspirations are on a, high
celestial plane, untouched by hu-
man foibles? Poppycock!! It's
about time Mr. Miller and his
other feathered friends took the
whitewash out of their eyes and
found out that there's a little
mud on everyone.
-R. J. Stegner '52L
* * *
Rent Controls . .
To the Editor:
THE STUDENT LEGISLATURE
! Subcommittee on Rent Con-
trol willcappear before the Ann
Arbor City Council Committee
next week to express the student
opinion as well as to present fac-
tual information on the student
In order to be fully prepared
for the hearing the S.L. Commit-
tee must contact approximately
four hundred more students liv-
ing in private- houses. This will
mean working under steady pres-
sure for the next week but it is
work that will be appreciated.
Anyone who wishes to help the
committee should contact the
Student Legislature Building as
soon as possible.
Kelly . . .
To the Editor:
THREE CHERS for the Daily's
somewhat belated nominee for
governor, "Frank J. Kelly." Ob-
viously a dark horse candidate,
Frank has apparently originated
a new style of campaigning by
waiting until a week after election
to make his appearance in public
print, via Miss Watts' editorial in
Wednesday's Daily. Three cheers
also for Miss Watts and the Daily,
whose exclusive report of this
startling new development in the
gubernatorial race was a journa-
listic triumph. And if Frank fails
in his attempt to further govern-
mental efficiency, I hereby nomi-
nate him to the Daily staff, where
he will find a fertile field for the
use ofihis talents in the interests
of editorial efficiency.
--Thomas T. Tortfeasor, '52L
To the Editor:
AS A TYPICAL red blooded
young American interested in
free enterprise, I wish to thank
the University subcommittee on
discipline for giving me an op-
portunity to make a quick buck.
When I read about the $2,000
fine slapped on Psi Upsilon, I de-
cided to go into the insurance
business. I hereby offer to insure
any fraternity house against fines
resulting from campus cop raids
on drinking parties. In addition,
I promise to plough back part of
my expected profit in an attempt
to calm the worries of the disci-
perienced industrial engineers fort
positions with the Youngstownt
Sheet and Tube Company, Youngs-I
Tues., Nov. 21, Acme Industries,
Jackson, Mich., will interview me-I
chanical engineers or Business Ad-1
ministration and Liberal Arts
graduates who have had two years
in the engineering school for posi-
tions in sales.
Tues., Nov. 21, The International
Business Machines, Detroit, Mich.,
will be interviewing electrical, me-i
chanical and industrial engineers
for their training program for cus-
Fri., Nov. 24, the San Francisco
Naval Shipyard will be interview-I
ing for the following positions:'
biologist, bacteriologist, psycholo-
gist, chemist, bio-chemist, geophy-
sicist, bio-physicist, photographic
physicist, editor (general science),
librarian (administrative, ref er-
ence, cataloging) and information
and editorial specialist (publish-
ing). These positions range from
GS 5 to GS 13 with salary ranges
from $3,100 to $7,600. Positions are
also open for clerk-typist, and
clerk-stenographer. Preference is
given to wives or daughters of
For further information and ap-
pointments call The Bureau of Ap-
pointments, Ext. 371.
University Lecture, auspices of
the Department of Botany. "Pro-
cesses Governing the Evolution of
Plant Species." Dr. Jens C. Claus-
en, of the Division of Plant Bio-
logy, Carnegie Institution of
Washington. 3:30 p.m., Mon., Nov.
20, Rackham Amphitheatre.
University Lecture, auspices of
the Department of Germanic Lan
guages and Literatures. "Ibsen's
Peer Gynt," Dr. Francis Bull, Pro-
fessor of Scandinavian Literature,
University of Oslo. 4:15 p.m., Mon.,
Nov. 20, Kellogg Auditorium.
Law School Admission Test:
Morning session,- 8:45 a.m., Sat.,
Nov. 18, 140 Business Administra-
tion Bldg. Afternoon session, 1:45
p.m. Candidates must be present at
Astronomical Colloquium: Fri.,
Nov. 17, 4:15 p.m., at the Observa-
tory. Speaker, Dr. Louis A. Hop-
kins, Associate Professor of Mathe-
matics. Subject, "Discussion of an
Introduction to Celestial Mechan-
Graduate Seminar in Anthro-
pology: Mon., Nov. 20, 3-5 p.m.,
Little Symphony Concert, prev-
iously announced for Sun., Nov.,
19, in the Lawyers Club, has been
postponed. The new date will be
Wesley Foundation: Informal
Open House, 10-11:30 p.m.
Lutheran Student Association:
Square Dance, 8 p.m., Lane Hall.
I IZFA: Executive meeting, Un-
ion, 4:15 p.m. Seminar plans to
Newman Club: Sadie Hawkins
Day Party (stag or date), 8-12
p.m. Dress Dogpatch style. Guests
Roger Williams Guild: Meet at
Guild House at 7:30 to go to Var-
ter. If the sky is not clear, the ob-
servatory will be open for inspec-
tion of the telescopes and plane-
tarium. Children must be accom-
panied by adults.
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation:
Friday services, 7:45 p.m., Lane
Hall. Speaker: Prof. Joseph E. Kal-
lenbach, Department of Political
Science. "Some Reactions to the
Recent Elections." Saturday morn-
ing services, 9:30 a.m., Lane Hall.
Canterbury Club: Tea and Open
House, 4-6 p.m.
University Museums Friday
Evening Program: "Flowers of
Garden and Commerce." Motion
pictures: "Tale in a Teacup," and
"The Story of Coffee," Kellogg Au-
ditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Graduate Mixer: 8:30-12 mid-
night, Rackham Assembly Hall.
All graduate students are invited.
German Coffee Hour: 3:15-4:30
pm., League Cafeteria. Everyone
Westminster Guild: Open House,
8:00 p.m., First Presbyterian
Mathematics Journal Club: 30-
01 Angell Hall, 3 p.m. Dr. Jane
Rothe will discuss the recent issue
of the Transactions.
Hawaii Club: Business meeting,
7:30 p.m., Room 3-G, Union. 'En-
sian picture will be taken.
International Radio Roun d
ITable: Auspices of International
Center and WUOM. Discussions
are held every Friday at 2:30 p.m.
on WUOM and are transcribed on
WHRV on Monday at 7:15 p.m.,
and are broadcast on the Voice of
America to foreign countries. Sub-
1950 Election in the U.S.-Nov.
Wesley Foundation: Hamburger
Fry after the game Saturday.
Canterbury Club: Cider and
doughnuts at Canterbury House
after the game Saturday.
Ilostelers: Hike to Geddes Pond
Bird Sanctuary Sunday. Get in
touch with Bill Walton, 2-1687,
U. of M. Women's Glee Club:
Extra rehearsal, Nov. 19, Sun.,
3 p.m., League.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity:
Meeting, Sun., Nov. 19, Room 3-A,
Union. New pledges will be exam-
Faculty Sports Night: Intra-
mural Building, Sat., Nov. 18, 7:30
p.m. Swimming and indoor sports
equipment available to faculty,
teaching fellows, wives, children
and guests. For further informa-
tion call Mrs. Eiteman, 5474. Fol-
lowing activities, open house will
be held at Mrs. Eiteman's, 1608
. . .g
Congregational, Disciple, Evan-
gelical and Reformed Guild:
Square Dancing, 9 p.m., Congre-
Coffee Hour at Lane Hall, 4:30-
6 p.m. All students invited. Special
guests: Candidates for the Stu-
Open House for Student Legis-
lature Candidates: 5-6 p.m., Alpha
Acolytes: Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
East Lecture Room, Rackham
Bldg. Mr. Mason Myers will read
a paper on "Objective Relativism."
Visitors Night, Department of
Astronomy: Fri., Nov. 17, 7:30-10
p.m., Angell Hall. Dr. Helen W.
Dodson, McMath-Hulbert Obser-
vatory, will give a short illustrated
talk on "Jupiter, the Giant Planet"
in Room 3017. Following the talk
the Angell Hall Student Observa-
tory, fifth floor, will be open for
observation of the Moon and Jupi-
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Barnaby! This will be a gay old
Christmas this year, m'boy. With
the proceeds from all the Golden
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