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Mao & The Kremlin.
S WORLD WAR III becomes a real pos-
sibility, feeble voices from all parts of
the world begin to cry, "peace."
The tragedy is that the little voices
can do almost nothing to stop ever in-
creasing militaristic action because
"peace" has lost its meaning. We have
very little experience on which to base
the concept of peace. Certainly the last
decade cannot be called peaceful.
If the word peace is to have any meaning
at all it must be based on respect for human
integrity. This respect allows persons to
recognize existing individual and group dif-
ferences and to attempt to work out settle-
ments and areas of agreement.
* * *
W E IN THE United States like to think
of ourselves as leaders of peace, but
we must admit that we have not succeeded
in making peace a reality. To fulfill our
tasks as leaders, we must review our position
in the world and prepare to sacrifice some
of our national prestige to a larger world
community. A new sense of an expanding
loyalty not only to our nation but also to
the total world community must replace our
allegiance to the state alone.
In order to build this world loyalty which
provides the only healthy atmosphere in
which world peace can develop we will
have to take certain specific steps. Care-
fully recognizing our position in Korea,
we will have to determine whether the
United Nations through negotiations in-
stead of militaristic action can settle the
differences between the North and South
Koreans. Such a move would be difficult
and painful because the United States
forces are in a precarious military position
in Korea. However, if our desires for the
end of war are sincere, we must begin at
Of course, we must do more than de-
emphasize our military position. We will
also have to continue to show our real con-
cern about the economic position of the
people who are in need. Practically this
concern has been best expressed in our
economic cooperation and point four pro-
grams. Instead of decreasing aid on these
levels, as has been ,suggested in Congress,
we must supply even more economic aid.
Finally we must attempt to build an area
of human understanding among all peoples
in the world, primarily between the United
States and Russia. The natural reaction to
such a proposal is that we have attempted
to negotiate in good faith for years, and
now we are tired of all this talk and must
take action if we are to preserve the things
which we hold dear.
THE PROBLEM is that we have not been
successful in communicating our ideas
to the rest of the world. When we attempt
to discus mutual difficulties with Russia
and other Communistic states, we rely on
our own particular frame of reference and
hope that a totalitarian government can
make decisions in a democratic manner.
In attempting to write certain treaties, for
example, U. S. officials have tried to make
certain compromises in the negotiation situ-
ation. But Russia's totalitarian government
seemingly allows its representatives to com-
promise only if their gain is greater than
Perhaps our failure to work out an
answer for this problem reveals too clear-
ly the reason for the present war, but if
we are to hope for a peaceful world, we
can only try again and again, recogniz-
ing the basic humanity of all peoples. It
does not seem beyond human hope to
establish a peaceful world, for the value
and integrity of the individual transcends
In the present world as we see it another
war seems to be the immediate prospect.
But if as a nation we want to continue to
hope for peace, we must be prepared to
make the daring, the courageous move.
Either we must do this or forget the idea
of peace altogether and prepare for the
most terrible war mankind has known.
WITH THE entry of the Chinese Commu-
nists en masse into the Korean War the
whole world is wondering whether Mao Tse-
Tung is now fully committed to the Com-
munist conspiracy for world domination, de-
spite the certainty that attempts to carry'
through such a conspiracy by force will ul-
timately bring on World War III.
The outbreak of total war can be- avoid-
ed should Russia refuse to come to the
active aid of Mao's forces once full-scale
UN counterattacks begin. But if Mao in
the least suspected that the Kremlin would
fail him when hemight need aid it is
doubtful whether he would have embark-
ed on the Korean adventure.
If the use of Chinese in Korea is not part
of a Moscow-dictated plan for world con-
quest that will eventually entail the use of
Russian troops what reasons can there be
for the presence of the Chinese masses in
There are some who will say that Mao
feared invasion of Chinese soil by the UN
forces in Korea and that China's entry into
the Korean conflict was really a defensive
move. This assertion can not be justified
when the statements of President Truman
concerning advancement of our forces be-
yond the borders of Korea are taken into
THE THANKSGIVING vacation problem
is not as hopeless as it looks. I believe
there is a very workable solution in which
a majority of students will not have to
trade their cherished two day vacation for
two additional days on campus.
This can be accomplished by:
1. Ending the orientation period on Thurs-
day instead of Friday.
2. Holding registration on Monday, Tues-
day and Wednesday (or Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday) rather than Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday.
3. Holding classes on the Friday and
Saturday ,of Orientation week.
On the first Monday of Orientation week,
under our present program, thousands of
students are already on campus. These in-
clude: freshman and transfer students, ori-
entation group leaders, students seeking
jobs and rooms, those trying to beat the
rush to the book stores and the usual num
ber of optimistic social bugs who come early
to renew old acquaintances and make new
ones at League mixers.
For these thousands who are on campus
Monday and for the other thousands who
come, for example, on Wednesday, even
though registration for them is not till
Friday, early classes can be a blessing
rather than a hardship. Indeed, since the
first day's classes usually last but a few
minutes, it is well worth the time spent
to insure a long vacation with the family
during the traditional Thanksgiving sea-
son and after a grind of cramming for
The advantages in this plan are numerous.
It may be said, however, that they all re-
volve about the fact that a few hours of
Orientation week would be traded for a
whole weekend later on, a weekend that
can be spent away from campus with a
clear conscience and without a chance of
missing valuable work.
At The Michigan..
THE ADMIRAL WAS A LADY, with Ed-
mond O'Brien, Wanda Hendrix and Rudy
DON'T BELIEVE a word of it. This admiral
definitely wasn't a lady. She may have
worn tight sweaters, nylon hose, and smiled
demurely on cue, but she warn't no lady;
worse still she ain't even an actress. Wanda
Hendrix, as the ex-Wave ensign, seems to
have learned nothing more from her nauti-
cal term than how to shout. In places this
has a slight practical advantage because
almost anything is better than some of the
stuff Edmond O'Brien persists in.babbling.
O'Brien, in case anyone is still inter-
ested, is the ex,war-hero-pilot-nursemaid
who with three of his crew home from the
wars, is making a valiant effort to live
like a king, nay, the crown prince, by
sponging off any sucker they can find.
Really, of course, naturally, he is a good
hearted Joe, who wants to help everyone,
including his ex-crewmen, and all this.
is a game they are playing like hell. Still
around? Well Rudy Vallee appears at op-
portune moments threatening our desper-
ate heroes with jobs to coerce them into
detaining the admiral until Vallee can re-
move her boy-friend from the clutching
tentacles of his ex-ex-wife. This is not
in the least altruistic. Vallee wants to
marry his ex-ex for the third time for
her money which was his money until her
lawyer discovered divorce settlements.
And, unpalatable dish as it is, all comes
out right in the end.
The writer might have had a sperm of
account. He has firmly declared on several
occassions that the United States has ab-
solutely no intention of violating the Man-
churian border. Belief that the Chinese
launched their attack on this account is en-
Some observers venture that Mao wants
to prevent the UN from unifying Korea by
driving their forces below the 38th Parallel.
They also say that Mao may be hoping to
tie up the UN army in Korea so that he may
be free to expand in other directions-not-
ably Indo-China. This is thought to be pos-
sible because of the limitless manpower Mao
It is also thought that Mao's show of
strength in Korea may be strictly for bar-
It doesn't seem likely, however, that Mao
would possibly think that he could accom-
plish any of these objectives alone.
The Allies may not at first be able to match
the manpower which the Chinese could com-
mit to battle, but once UN forces have be-
come firmly entrenched and begin to re-
ceive a steady stream of supplies our vastly
superior firepower and mechanization could
virtually eat up whatever amount of man-
power Mao may wish to expend.
Certainly Mao must realize that the war
potential of the UN nations opposing his ag-
gression makes any Chinese 'gain in Korea
If Mao should attack in force in south-
east Asia, undoubtedly the UN would take
the same steps to halt such aggression as
it did in Korea. And in spite of China's
manpower the final victory would belong
to the UN as in Korea.
Will Russia stand by when the tide of
battle in Asia indicates final UN victory?
If Russia does not actively aid the Chinese
at this juncture or earlier by reinforcing
them in Korea or by an attack in Europe
and the Chinese aggression is eventually
firmly turned back by the UN, then the dis-
cipline which Stalin has created within the
world Communist movement would break
There would be a complete loss of Rus-
sian prestige among the other satellite
countries if Russia remained inactive while
her Chinese satellite went down to defeat
carrying out the orders of the Kremlin.
Every satellite would balk at carrying out
Moscow directives after seeing what hap-
pened in Korea and China in so doing. This
would be particularly significant in the
case of East Germany, from which any
Communist aggression in Europe would
have to eminate.
Unless the Kremlin's rule over her satel-
lites is absolutely iron fisted and protest im-
lossible, if Russia does not come to the
active support of China now that she has
brazenly stuck her chin out ,the Cominform
most likely would collapse and with that
Stalin's dream of world domination will be
CHIEF ADVOCATE for using the A-bomb
in Korea-the big issue now being de-
bated by President Truman and Prime Min-
ister Attlee-is Maj. Gen. James M. Gavin,
former commander of the 82nd Airborne
Division, and now a member of the weapons
evaluations group for the Secretary of De-
General Gavin proposes using the now
relatively old-fashioned Hiroshima bomb,
not against civilian populations as at Hiro-
shima, but against massed enemy troops.
He estimates that this bomb, dropped from
an altitude of only 2,000 feet, can wipe
out one whole division of enemy troops.
Furthermore he estimates that the radio-
activity in the wake of the bomb would
linger only a matter of minutes, thus
troops could come forward in only a short
Those who oppose General Gavin's argu-
ment point out that Russia, which now pos-
sesses the A-bomb, could be expected to re-
taliate against American cities, now a long
way from being ready for A-bomb attack.
Also the effect on European public opinion
would be disastrous.
Meanwhile it is no longer a secret that
atomic bombs, presumably of this type, have
been sent to American bases in the Far East
and Europe, and that knowledge of this
fact, coupled with President Truman's state-
ment that we are considering using the bomb
was what disturbed the British.
General Gavin estimates that the Hiro-
shima type bomb is the equivalent of 20,-
tons of TNT, and would affect an area
from three to five miles wide.
General Gavin wrote his A-bomb study be-
fore Chinese troops came into Korea in great
numbers and apparently he has some doubt
regarding the use of A-bombs where a huge
land army is engaged. From the point of
view of a hardboiled militarist's measure-
ment of costs, he says: "With a limited
stockpile, it would be highly uneconomical
to expend a hundred bombs for the purpose
of destroying a ground division that costs
a hundred million dollars, if there were other
divisions available as replacements. But if
a single bomb could render one division in-
effective, it would probably be a worth-
wanne hnm incnc a,,+'
"Well, There's Plenty Others Will Listen To Us"
SPA. .: e. ,
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will be at the Bureau of Appoint-
tor Company, Monday and
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 12 to interview
B.S., M.S., and PhD. candidates in
mechanical or electrical engineer-
ing. These positions will be in re-
search, design and development in
such areas as servo-mechanisms,
vacuum tubes, electromagnetics,
heat transfer, electromechanical
devices, relays and computers.
They are also interested in physi-
cists with M.S. or Ph.D. degrees
and mathematicians at the Ph.D.
level who have had some training
and/or experience in statistics.
wens-Corning Fiberglas Com-
pa y, Tues., Dec. 12, to interview
civil, mechanical, industrial, and
chemical engineers, and a few men
Massachusetts Mutual Life In-
surance Company, Tues., Dec. 12,
to interview candidates for sales
Charles Pfizer & Company, Inc.,
Tues., Dec. 12 to interview chemi-
cal engineers graduating in Feb-
ruary and June with B.S., M.S.,
or Ph.D. degrees. These positions
will be for New York, Groton, Con-
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Socony-Vacuum Oil Company,
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dates for non-technical sales po-
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For further information and ap-
pointments call at the Bureau of
Appointments, Room 3528, Admin-
University Lecture, auspices of
the Committee on Linguistics of
the Graduate School. "Sound and
Meaning." Dr. Roman Jakobsbn,
Professor of Slavic Languages and
Literatures, Harvard University.
4:15 p.m., Fri., Dec. 8, Rackham
Seminar in Applied Mathema-
ties: Thurs., Dec. 7, 4 p.m., Room,
247, W. Engineering Bldg. Prof. J.
Okabe of Kyushu University, Fu-
kuoka, Japan, continues his talk
on "Approximate Calculations of
Laminar Wake behind a, Flat
Plate and Laminar Jets."
Orientation Seminar in Mathe-
matics: Meeting, Thurs., Dec. 7,
4 p.m., Room 3001, Angell Hall.
Mr. Osborn will conclude talking
on "The Transcendence of Pi,"
and Mr. Line will speak on "Con-
Movie Criticism . . 4
To the Editor:
WHY IS IT that whenever a
good picture comes out, the
reviewers in-The Daily will only
look for its faults. Mr. Clamage
in his review of "No Way .Out" ap-
pears to have tears in eyes when
he has to write "there is little to
criticize." But you are wrong, Mr.
Clamage, for you could have gone
on criticizing because Webster's
definition doesn't limit criticism
to just shortcomings. Criticism is
"the art of judging . ... the beau-
ties and faults of works." It is at
this point The Daily movie re-,
viewers should stop and realize
what their job is. It is to review,
to criticize the movies, which
means to look for its good points
as well as its bad ones.
I don't wish to imply that be-
cause I thought it was a very
good movie Mr. Clamage should
have seen it in the same light.
Judging a movie is discretionary,
it depends too much on the arbi-
trary tastes of an individual. But
when, admittedly, there is little
to "criticize," why not try to
bring out the beauties of a work,
instead of looking for petty faults.
Then the reviewer wouldn't have
to contradict himself at the end of
a review by saying, "But for what-,
ever reason you go, it is a picture
£' * *
To the Editor:
I'M GLAD TO SEE that the level
of intellect on the "M" cam-
pus has risen to the point where
no one has as yet dignified some
of these bright-eyed young Liber-
als (?) like Mr. MacDougal (and
persons of similar views) with re-1
plies to their utterances. Although'
absurd charges such as U.S. in-
tervention in Korea being moti-
vated by a desire to protect a to-
tally imaginary billion dollar in-
vestment by U.S. capitalist (un-
less he means thereby the 400
millions of economic aid we've
given them gratis-in which case
we've invested still more in Rus-
sia) need no refutation, there is a
certain Mr. Myron Sharpe, Grad.,
who has me worried.
This Mr. Myron Sharpe, Grad.
is a quite remarkable individual.
In a recent visit to a peace (com-
ment omitted) congress in that
Shangrila of the people's demo-
cracies, upper Sloberia or Czecho-
slovakia, he interviewed 200 peo-
ple at random finding them all
in accord with the government
policy (of extermination?)-sim-_
ply amazing I've never yet been
able to find even 50 people at
random who agree on anything..
We don't need peace petitions
or peace congresses here. Nobody
here or in Britain wants war. We
are a military or subversive men-
5 p.m., fencing room, Barbour
Craft Group meets at Lane Hall,
7:30 p.m. Handicraft materials
are available ad all interested
students are welcome.
Inter-Cultural Carol Sing: Lane
Hall, 7:30 p.m.
La p'tite caysette: 3:30 p.m.,
Hostelers: Business meeting,
7:30 p.m., Lane Hall. More -slides
of European hosteling.
I.A.S. Business m e e t i n g,
7:30 p.m., Room 1213, E. En-
gineering Bldg. Discussion: "New
Structural Design Problems Re-
silting from Supersonic Speed,"
by Prof. P. Chenea and Mr. H. Al-
Michigan Sailing Club: Meeting,
7:30 p.m., Room 311, W. Engi-
neering Bldg. Movies by Ratsey
on sail making and mending.
Women of the University Fa-
culty: Weekly tea, Club Room,
League, 4 to 6 p.m.
Spanish Play: Tryouts, Thurs-
day and Friday, Dec. 7 and 8, 4
to 6 p.m., Room 408, Romance
Westminster Guild: Christmas
party, Fri., Dec. 8, 8:30 - 12 mid-
night, First Presbyterian Chcrh.
Wesley Foundation: Sports Par-
ty at the' IM Building. Meet at
the Guild at 7:30 p.m. and go as
Mathematics Journal Club: Fr,
Dec. 8, 3 pm., Room 3001, Angel-
Hall. Dr. J. L. Ullman will co..
tinue his review of a current Ma-
Films on Administrative Man-
agement: Fri., Dec. 8, 2. p.m., West
Lecture Room, Rackham Bldg.
Sponsored by the Institute of
Public Administration through
the cooperation of the Audio-Vis-
ual Education Center. Interested
University Museums: Subject
of Friday Evening Program:
"Species, Habitats, and. Geologc
History of Fishes."
One long film: "Alaska's Silver
Millions," 7:30 p.m., Kellogg Au-
The Museums Building will be
open from 7 to 9 so that visitors
may see the fish exhibits on the
second, third, and fourth floors:
deep-p phosphorescent fishes;
"six aces of fossil fishes; under
water dioramas of black crapples
and rainbow trout; and Japanese
paintings of fishes of the West
Hawaii Club: Business meeting,
Fri., Dec. 8, 7:30, p.m., Union.
Nomination of spring officers.
Movie on Hawaii.
IZFA: Executive meeting, Fri,
Dec. 8, 4:15 p.m., Union.
opciaiameni organ necital
ace to no one. As evidence of our by Robert Ellis, pupil of Robert
good will we gave Russia econo- Noehren, University Organist, 4:15
mic aid gratis AFTER the war p.m., Thurs., Dec. 7, Hill Auditor-'
and we demobilized. There is ium. Mr. Ellis will play Fantasie
nothing we need or seek that we in C minor, Trio Sonata No. V in
or the British are willing to fight C major, and the Chorale Prelude,
for except the continuance of the O Guiltless Lamb of God, by J, S.
freedom we now enjoy. If war Bach, and Max Reger's Variations
comes, it'll come because of and Fugue on an Original Theme,
Communistic aggressive policies Op. 73, considered one of the most
which seem unlimited in objec- difficult compositions for the or-
tive, and not because of Korea or gan. The public is invited.
I said Mr. Myron Sharpe, Grad.
has me worried. He does because
I'd hoped higher education would
endow one with the ability to in-
terpret events and facts in a re-
alistic manner and not according
to pre-conceived Utopian ideas.
Why does the Russian embassy
in Rotterdam have 800 employees?
Theology Forum meets at Lane
Hall, 8:30 p.m. Rev. Verduin will
talk on his recent studies in Hol-
Graduate Student C o u n ci l
Meeting, 7:30 p.m., West Lecture
Room, Rackham Bldg.
Graduate School Record Con-
cert, 7:45 p.m., East Lounge,
Rackham: Haydn: Concerto No.
1 in C for Violin and String Or-
chestra. Beethoven: 8th Quartet.
Mozart: 17th Divertimento in D,
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
50 YEARS AGO
T HE University's operating budget was an-
n ounced as a modest half a million dol-
lars in contrast to the budget announced re-
cently of $19,000,000..
At the same time the turn-of-the-century
version of advertising plugged Royal Tiger
cigarettes at 10 cents a pack, hats that were
"easy on the head," and the services of a
livery stable featuring rubber-tired carri-
But the best buy of all was a special on
Sandow's dumbbells-in children's girls,
boys, youths, ladies, and mens weights. Said
Sandow (a famous circus strong man), "this
method of exercise is superior to all others."
15 YEARS AGO
Mussolini was running rampant in Ethio-
pia. HIe had just bombed a hospital at
Dpssyre, headquarters of the embattled
Haile Selassie. The hospital was run by
the American Red Cross and was plainly
marked. Selassie immediately notified the
League of Nations in Geneva protesting the
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for Playleader (both a male and a
female needed), Dec. 26. Requires
at least two years of college and
specialization inphysical educa-
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plication Dec. 19.
Crane Lake Camp, West Stock-
bridge, Massachusetts, has open-
ings for men and women as divi-,
sion leaders, nature counselors,
and pioneering counselors; for.
men as waterfront assistant; and
women as music, dancing, and
kindergarten teacher. Priority
will be given to students who can,
be interviewed (during December
or January) somewhere between
Washington and Boston.
Cejwin Camps, Port Jervis, New
York has openings for Jewish men
and women general counselors,,
also for specialists in Jewish and
general music, arts and crafts,
nature study, rhythms, piano ac-
companiment, kindergarten work,
swimming, and dancing. Appli-
cants must have senior status by
July 1, 1951.
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Besides, the whole idea of the Yule
log, aside from the mere pleasure of
sitting around an open fire, is to
protect the house from thunder and
lihfnin, ;nraraa ha N14v
Yes. The charred log is placed under
the bed....And that tree I selected in
my first flush of enthusiasm may have o
been a trifle large to fit under...
See the blaz-ing Yule be-fore us,
Fa ta a Ia Ia, Iola totla-
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