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CQito's dote

EARLY last Saturday morning a group of
childish and irresponsible University
students visited the Michigan State campus
and splashed several buildings and the
ypartan statue with a generous coat of
yellow and blue paint.
This childish prank not only caused
considerable physical damage to the MSC
campus but also reflected extremely un-
favorably upon all University of Michigan
It was only last year that 10 University
students and 15 MSC students were suspend-
ed for similar paint jobs on each others
campus'. But apparently this extreme ac-
tion taken by the administrations of the two
schools wasn't enough. A thoughtless few
simply couldn't resist their juvenile tempta-
tions to deface and destroy.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

THEIR actions were particularly embar-
rassing this past Saturday morning. For
in an effort to promote friendship and har-
mony betwen the'two schools, the MSC stu-
dent Council had invited a group of repre-
sentatives from our Student Legislature to
be their guests at the the Oregon State-
MSC football game.
But when our legislators arrived in
East Lansing, they discovered that a group
of their fellow students had arrived there
before them and came close to destroying any
possibility of creating a close working re-
lationship between the two schools.
* * *
NO ONE would claim that school spirit is
unhealthy. It promotes a strong competi-
tive spirit and a real pride in our school.j
But painting a building or a statue in the
middle of the night is neither competitive
nor a thing of which to be proud. It re-
flects a juvenile character incapable of
comprehending real sportsmanship. It is
something you would expect of a high school
sophomore-not a supposedly mature Uni-
versity student.
In the future it is hoped that other stu-
dents will confine their keen school spirit
and intense sense of rivalry to the cheering
section at Saturday's game. .

Voice e

W ASHINGTON-We are planning a great-
ly expanded "Voice of America" to tell
our story to the world.
This is much needed today particularly
because of the Korean crisis, to meet
with truth, the stepped-up fabrications
about us and our motives coming out of
Moscow. They are getting mbre and more
ridiculous, apparently based on the theory
that the big lie, told often enough, will
have its effect in time in some parts of
the world.
It is important that our story go to every
corner of the globe, not only for us, but be-
cause we have assumed the leadership of
the free nations. Their association with us
and our aims gives us a responsibility to
them. Their cause is our cause, just as our
cause is theirs.
** *
BUT THERE is something else at stake
in this present crisis. That is the United
Nations. Nothing can help so much to up-
hold its hands and show its usefulness and,
in the long run, to preserve it as the day-
by-day story of the way it is accepting its
responsibility and proceeding with vigor to
rally 43 nations of the world in a common
enterprise to stop aggression in Korea.
That story, since we are part of it, goes
out over the*"Voice of America" and ex-
pansion of our facilities and coverage is
needed to intensify its effect. Likewise the
United Nations has its own radio vioce
which. tells the daily story of U.N. activi-
There is one single and simple story re-
volving about a personality-and a most im-
portant, personality-which, as it has de-
veloped and been told over a period of weeks,
should be having its effect wherever the ra-
dio can penetrate, including behind the iron
This is the story of Trygve Lie, U.N. Sec-
retary General.
It is a very human and understandable
story. For Trygve Lie, when he started a few
weeks ago his single-handed crusade for
peace, acting in his official capacity, repre-
sented the aspirations for peace of the peo-
ple of the world-or certainly most of them
--and their hope that somehow, in some
way, it might be possible to bring the United
States of America and Russia, and the other
big powers about the table for direct ne-
gotiations to settle our differences and end
the "cold war."
He was bold and direct. He visited top
officials here, in England and rFance and
flew to Moscow to talk with Josef Stalin.
It was the common-sense, straightforward
sort of approach that is understandable to
ordinary folke, for it is the I«ay they like
to settle disagreements in their own lives
E ligibility
THE DEMISE of eligibility cards, which
have been an established campus gripe
for over a decade, comes as a refreshing
and welcome administrative decision.
The new plan gives each student full re-
sponsibility for determining himself if he
is eligible to participate in extra-ciricular
activities. By discarding the old sytem re-
quiring eligibility to be ascertained by
green cards and transcripts, the Univer-
sity has shown a sincere attempt to regard
students as mature individuals. ,
As a by-product, it has also eliminated
much red tape
But inherent in freedom is responsibility
and the student's task now is to abide care-
fully by the simple and liberalized regula-
tions. Students should remember that the

PROBABLY one of the most debated ques-
tions of the past year concerning the
role and value of our respective armed ser-
vices has been answdered with reasonable
accuracy by the reports of the fighting
from Korea.
The big question was the center of a
unification battle which featured the Air
Force against the Navy. Stated briefly,
many of our leaders were under the im-
pression that Navail forces would play a
minor role in any future wars.
At the height of a Congressional investi-
gation Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg went so far
as to say that if the Air Force were given
sufficient funds to develop their organiza-
tion, any war could be won with verp little
help from the other services - in other
words, that an enemy could be bombed into
'Congress also had the word of former Sec-
retary of Defense Johnson that a strong Air
Force was the answer. (He turned thumbs
down on the Navy's new super carrier after
a 20 minute study of the blue prints.)
Our representatives could' hardly be
blamed for their action based on such
testimony. They were offered a simple
panacea for the defense of the country-
long range bombers dropping atomic and
high explosive bombs until the enemy had
struck its colors. The plan was inexpensive
-or so it would appear to be, if we only
had to maintain one service.
As a result of the cut-backs, the Navy
had only one carrier in the Pacific when
hostilities broke out in Korea. It was rushed
into action and with the limited number of
planes offered all possible assistance to the
United Nations troops.
The Korean peninsula with its rugged ter-
rain has proved a perfect battleground for
the carrier-based airplanes. They have
demonstrated that the Navy is capable of
handling bigger jobs than escorting cargo
ships and protecting our habors.
Undoubtly the most important function
was the close tactical support that our
Navy fighters could give the ground
troops. The Air Force planes were based
so far from the actual fighting that ordi-
narily they could stay on station for only
20 to 30 minutes. In comparison, Navy
planes flying from carriers lying Just off
the coast could remain on station for one
hour to an hour and a half.
In the rough terrain where most of the
fighting took place the Navy and Marine
pilots, trained in tactical support, were
given a chance to demonstrate their skills.
Making runs within 100 yards of our own
troops, the pilots were able to blast out
deeply entrenched enemy.
From these reports the leaders of our
armed forces have come or are coming to
the conclusion that the basic methods of
waging a war do not change, however pro-
found and revolutionary new weapons may
Even pundit Gen. Vandenberg has been
forced to swallow some of his words con-
cerning the role of the Air Force. Only a
few days ago he admitted that some peo-
ple were still carrying the erroneous belief
that the Air Force was the one and only
war-winning weapon.
But one service can ever hope to assume
the entire job of defending and fighting the
battle of this country. It is only through
the combined efforts of all the services
working together, each at their own special-
ity, that we can hope to achieve the peak
of fighting efficiency.
-Ron Watts

"We Certainly Need To Get Something Under Control"
The Daily welcomes communications from Its readers on matters of
generalinterest, and will publish all letters whichsare signed by the writer
and in ood 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 withhed from publication.at the discretion of the

with their neighbors, and therefore was
refreshing and inspiring. It is the ap-
proach not followed ofter of late by dip-
lomats and was found impossible appar-'
ently because of heightening tensions. So
Trygve Lie took it upon himself as repre-
sentative of the UN. k
He was attacked in some quarters of this
country for "appearsement" and accused
even by some of playing the Soviet game.
He took it, for he felt very deeply his re-
sponsibility as secretary general to make
the effort. The U.N.'s future was involved,
as well as the peace of the world.
* * ,*
THERE CAME the North Korean Com-
munist attack, an act of open aggres-
sion. He recognized that as an attack on the
U.N. He moved again, just as boldly, when
notified by our State Department, to set
the U.N. machinery in motion as provided
by its charter.
Now Russia has opened up on him in a
villifying diatribe through its literary maga-
zine, using the old familiar abuse.
While it is not possible to say, for there
is no wgay of knowing, yet it might be
surmised that this absurd attack by the
Russians is not likely to have the effect
panned for the reason that many people
of the world also know of his sincere ef-
fort to make peace which they followed
Wherever the radio could reach his simple
and dramatic mission was known. His de-
cision on the Korean aggression can be
measured in the light of that.
This is an example of how the day-by-day
story of the U.N. in this crisis can have its
Much is at stake, and congress can be ex-
pected to see that and expand our "Voice
of America" 'so it can do its share better in
telling that story, along with our own story.
(Copyright 1950, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.)

Thank You , , ,
To the Editor:
WOULD like to take this op-
portunity to express my thanks
to the University for the splendid
cooperation which we received in
establishing plans for the Third
National Student Congress held
on this campus in August.
It is the feeling of the National
Student Association officers, the
750 delegates and guests of the
Congress, and those of us who
composed the arrangements com-
mittee that much of the success
of the Congress came as a result
of the warm hand of, hospitality
extended to us. The job of estab-
lishing the policy and program
for the NSA for the coming year
was a tremendous one, and the
University did a great deal to fa-
cilitate this task. The staffs in the
Office of Student Affairs, the Of-
fice of the Dean of Women, the
University Residence Halls cen-
tral office, the West Quadrangle,
the Rackham Building, Angell
Hall, the Union, and the Student
Publication Building - through
their patience and encouragement
-worked with us to their fullest
to see> that the Congress could ac-
complish its goals.
The major meeting rooms were
in Angell Hall and The Union
where delegates worked in sub-
commission sessions to lay the

ground work for resolutions to ap-
pear on plenary floor. The hous-
ing and food were made available
in the West Quadrangle, where
caucus rooms were provided for
late evening committees.
When the 750 weary, over-work-
ed delegates left Ann Arbor on
September 1st, it was with the
feeling that the University of
Michigan is "one fine place," and
they will remember it is a friendly
university-as well as one vitally
interested in the pace and prob-
lems of the student movement of
this country.
The strength of student govern-
ment throughout our country,
their growing effectiveness in serv-
ing their student bodies, and the
contribution of the National Stu-
dent Association to the national
and international scene depend
greatly on the work done at the
annual Congress. To the Univer-
sity of Michigan for all its help
in providing the environment in
which this work could be done at
its fullest, we can only say, quite
simply, thanks ever so much.
The eyes of the educational
world were on Michigan this year,
and, as always, Michigan has come
Dorianne Zipperstein
Chairman, Arrangement Com-
Third National Student Cong-

ords, may re-enroll at the offices
of the University Musical Society
immediately-without. tryout.
New candidates may make ap-
pointments for auditions at the
same office.
The Chorus will participate in
two performances of Handel's
"Messiah" in December, under
Lester McCoy; and in two of the
May Festival concerts with the
Philadelphia Orchestra under the
direction of Thor Johnson.
Applications for F u b r ig h t
Awards for University lecturing
and advanced research for the
Academic Year 1951-52, which
are open to postdoctoral students
and faculty, are due October 15.
About 300 awards to seventeen
countries are available. Applich
tions must be made to the Con-
ference Board of Associated Re-
search Councils, 2101 Constitu-
tion Avenue, Washington 25, D.C.
but information on the opportun-
ities and conditions can be ob-
tained at the office of the Grad-
uate School.
Application for Bomber Schol-
arships-Applications may be ob-
tained at the Scholarship Office,
Office of Student Affairs, 1059
Administration Building, and must
be returned to that office not la-
ter than Mon., Oct. 1. To be eli-
gible for these scholarships a stu-
dent must have served at least
one year in the United States
armed forces during the last war,
must have completed satisfactor-
ily not less than the equivalent of
two semesters of credit hours in
any undergraduate school or col-
lege in this University, and shall
have received no degree of any
kind from this University. Awards
will be made according to need,
character, and scholarship ability
after comparison of applicants.
Rules Governing participation in
non-athletic extracurricular acti-
vities, effective September, 1950.
Any regularly enrolled student
above the rank of first term fresh-
man is eligible to participate in
non-athletic extracurricular acti-
tivities provided he is not on aca-
demic discipline.
Responsibility. Responsibility for
observance of the eligibility state-
ment is placed directly upon the
student. In case of doubt of sta-
tus, students should inquire at
the Office of Student Affairs. Par-
ticipation in an extracurricular
activity in violation of the re-
quirements may subject a student
to disciplinary action.
Restrictions. In interpretation
of the above eligibility statement,
the following are specifically for-
bidden to participate in extra-cur-
ricular activities:
(a) First term freshmen. (Ex-
ception: first term freshmen are
authorized to participate in the
Marching Band.)
(b) Students on academic dis-
cipline, i.e. notification, warning,
probation, action pending.
(c) Part time and special stu-
dents carrying less than 12 hours.
Activities. The eligibility re-
quirements must be met by stu-
dents participating in such ac-
tivities as are listed below. The list
is not exhaustive but is intended
to indicate the kinds of extracur-
ricular activities for participation
in which eligibility is necessary.
(a) Participation in public per-
formances which are sponsored by
student organizations and which
require group rehearsals. Exam-
ples: Union Opera, Junior Girls'
Play; productions of Gilbert and
Sullivan Society, Student Players,
Inter Arts Union; performances
of Arts Chorale, Michigan Sing-
ers, Glee Clubs, and BandI (for
students not enrolled in band
(b) Staff members of student
publications.' Examples: Daily,
Michiganensian, Technic, Gener-

(c) Officers and chairmen of
standing committees in student
organizations, including house
groups. (This includes positions in
house groups such as social, rush-
ing, personnel, publication chair-
men, and house managers.)
(d) Class officers or candidates
for such office.
(e) Members and candidates for
membership in student govern-1
ment groups. Examples: Student
Legislature, Judiciary Councils,

Interfraternity Council, Panhel-
lenic Board, Assembly Board, As-
sociation of Independent Men, In-
tercooperative Council, League and
Union student government groups,
Engineerjng C o u n c 11, Music
School Assembly, Business Admin-
istration Council.
Student Organizations planning
to be active during the semester
must register in the Office of
Student Affairs not later than
October 14. Forms for registration
are available in the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs, 1020 Admin.
With official recognition astu-
dent organization assumes the
responsibility of (1) submitting a
list of officers and members at
the beginning of each semester
within which recognition is de-
sired, promptly reporting, additions
to membership during the term;
(2) securing the acceptance of a
member of the faculty willing to
serve as adviser; (3) maintaining
organization finances in a man-
ner satisfactory to the Auditor of
Student Organizations; (4) pre-
senting to the Committee on Stu-
dent Affairs for consideration any
changes in organizational struc-
ture, objectives, activities, bases
of membership, or affiliations
with other organizations, either
local or national.
Upon the request of a student
organization, its membership ros-
ter will be treated as confidential
by the Office of Student Affairs
(membership in the organization
will not be posted as an activity
on the student record cards) and
will be open only to University
authorities' andnduly constituted
governmental security agencies.
For procedures and regulations
relating to student sponsored ac-
tivities, officers are referred to
University Regulations Concern-
ing Student Affairs, Conduct, and
Discipline available in the Office
of Student Affairs.
Academic Notices
History 171, American Founda-
tion: Engl. Colonies in Amer.,
1607-1763, will meet in 110 Tap-
pan Hall.
History 181, American Econo-
mic History to 1865, will meet in
225 Angell Hall.
Romance Philology 157, Phone-
tics (Pulgram): Organization
meeting, 4 p.m., Tues., Sept. 26,
110 Romance Languages Bldg.
Italian 211: Organization meet-
ing, 4 p.m., Tues., Sept. 26, 110
Romance Language Bldg.
Latin 1, Section 1: 9 a.m. will
meet regularly in Quonset 3A, ad-
joining Waterman Gymnasium.,
(Continued on Page 8)








At The Michigan .. .
TEA FOR TWO with Doris Day, Gordon
McRae, Gene Nelson, S. Z. Sakall, Billy
DeWolf, Eve Arden and a cast of tens.
W ARNER BROTHERS tried the old musi-
cal-comedy formula: They revived some
old, good songs (Crazy Rhythm, Tea for
Two, and others by the masters of the twen-
ties, Vincent Youmans, Richard Rogers, and
George and Ira Gershwin.) They exhumed
an old, oft-buried plot (1929) a musical in
search of an angel; Gordon McRae, a song-
plugger and composer who acquires a non-
existent ailing miother and tubercular sister
to try to persuade prospective- sucker Doris
Day, an heiress with theatrical aspirations,
to shell out $25,000 to back the show in re-
turn for the leading role; a nonsensical bet
between aforesaid prospective sucker and
her guardian S. Z. Sakall thrown in for
the sake of complication. A dash of techni-
color and Presto! another musical extrava-
ganza hits the screen.
Although not staged on the super-col-
lossal style of the early Judy Garland-ish
brand musical, the costumes are brief and
gaudy enough to keep attention from wan-
dering too far afield. No one expects to
find a musical comedy with a plot anymore,
and Tea for Two more than amply keeps
up the tradition. The good music could not
offset the insipid plot and ineffective old
burlesque routines. Perhaps a better title
for this show should have been "Six Songs
in Search of a Story." And any similarity
between "Tea for Two" and "No, No, Nan-
ette," the Vincent Youmans' hit show (its
supposed progenitor) is purely microscopic.
Hoofer Gene Nelson handles his dancing
chore well, as does songstress Doris Day.

At The State ,..*
SUNSET BOULEVARD with Gloria Swan-
son, William Holden and Erich von §tro-
THIS IS obviously Paramount's big effort.
of the year. It has been fashioned with
loving care by one of the industry's top
producer-director teams, Charles Brackett
and Billy Wilder; it brings one-time silent
screen star Gloria Swanson out of relative
obscurity and projects her once again into
the high-salary brackets; it gives William
Holden the meatiest role of his career; and
its theme is a controversial one about pres-
ent-day Hollywood. These ingredients, if
properly handled, should add up to superla-
tive screen fare, but they do not. I am not
quite sure it is even a good picture.
Sunset Boulevard is strangely unsatisfy-
ing. It is overlong, largely superficial and
at times downright monotonous. The theme
is original but the treatment is too glossy
and contrived. Much of the dialogue seems
hackneyed and the pointed gags humorless.
It is Miss Swanson who gives the picture
what weight it has. Her performance of a
faded silent star attempting a return to
the screen with the reluctant help of an
unsuccessful scenarist who is not above
being kept, is a masterful job shrewdly
flavored with ham. She is a delight to
watch. William Holden, as the screen writer,
turns in his usual competant performance
but never gives the role the force it needs.
Erich von Stroheim does little to justify his
return to the screen. On the whole the
picture is a disappointment.
D. R. Crippen

Publication in The Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
typewritten form to the Office of the
Assistant to the President Room 2552
Administration Building, by 3:00 pan,
on the day preceding publication
(11:00 a.m. Saturdays).
VOL. LXI, No. 1
Users of the Daily Official Bul-
letin: Because of the inordinate
length of the D.O.B. the Editor is
obliged to warn users of the Bul-
letin that no notice will be printed
more than twice and furthermore,
that the Editor expects to use his
own judgement in reducing un-
reasonably long notices to reason-
able length.
Frank E. Robbins
Assistant to the President
Users of the Daily Official Bul-

letin: Need of conserving space
makes necessary the following
announcements: (1) Notices of
meetings or organizations will be
restricted to the name of the or-
ganization concerned, day, time,
and place of meeting, and name
of speaker and subject. (2) No-
tices for the D.O.B. must be type-
written and double-spaced for
editorial convenience.
F. E. Robbins
Women Students wishing ac-
commodations for meals only are
invited to inquire at the Office of
the Dean of Women.
Choral Union .Ushers: Last
years Ushers may sign up at Hill
Auditorium Box Office today,
Sept. 26, 5:15 to 6'p.m.
Choral Union members who par-
ticipated in the last May Festival,
and who had good attendance rec-

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Mr. O'Malley, my Fairy
Godfather is going to
start a day just for
Fairy Godfathers, Jane.
'4 4



It will be a day set aside for the
public to acquaint itself with the
good works and sterling qualities
of these hard-working, self-effacing
benefactors of humanity, and to
pay homage to their helpfulness,
their wisdom, eltruism, courage-
6 -,,

Who's he talking
about, 8grnaby?
n 0
iA.Y.." h Th. e.o Js"Awx., fp.)


tmm, t see that the press
releases announcing Fairy
Godfathers Day will have
to contain quite a bit of
educational background-



v Mr. O'M alley, Jane wants to
know if kids get presents?

Barnaby, I think your silly
Fairy Godfather's silly idea
about having a silly Fairy

National Fairy Godfathers Day, silly?
Joyous, no doubt, not silly. There'll be
dancing in the streets, fireworks and


-Ah! What a holiday!


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