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A dministration

the plush-lined glory of their salmon
loaf have had criticisms of unapproach-
ability leveled at them from student groups
all over campus
There are many instances in which this
criticism is well-founded: the Administra-
tion refused to discuss the Thanksgiving
weekend with the students; refused to give
adequate explanation last year for ban-
ning Communist Phillips when he was
asked to speak here; and dictated the
dates of rushing to sorority women.
On these ,points the administrative pow-
ers, from the Dean of Students to the mem-
bers of the Sub-committees on Discipline
and Speakers, did not answer when students
asked for explanations of their actions. It
is natural that University students, who
feel that they are adults to a great extent,
Not Theory
AS YET it is possible only to surmise what
Mr. Attlee brought with him when he
flew from London on Sunday evening or
what Mr. Truman had to say to him on his
arrival. But leaving ancillary issues aside,
one may surmise that the Prime Minister's
major concern was the fear that the United
States was about to turn the Korean War
into "World War III"-through reckless use
of the atomic bomb, through the unregu-
lated initiatives of General MacArthur or
through the sternness of the American posi-
tion in the United Nations; and that the
President's major concern was a fear that
Britain was about to turn Korea into a
disastrous "appeasement"-through a fail-
ure to realize that a critical battle had
already been joined, on the outcome of
which the whole Western position in the
Far East might well depend.
It seems unlikely that either fear can
survive the direct contact of both statesmen
with each other and with the grim facts.
Mr. Attlee was reportedly "surprised" by the
seriousness of the military position as it was
expounded to him on his arrival on Monday;
Mr. Truman has had ample evidence in the
last two or three days that the British atti-
tude is not one of mere "appeasement."
Actually, the British bogy of "World War
III" has been an unreal one; there has
never been the slightest desire or intention
in the United States to become deeply in-
volved in an Asiatic war on any greater
scale than that of the one now in progress.
We are already involved very nearly u'to
the limits of our present capacities; no
action on our part could do much to expand
the war beyond the scale which it has al-
ready assumed, and our present preoccupa-
tion is to extricate ourselves from the crisis
invited by our willingness to carry the flag
against aggression in the East. It is cer-
tainly not to enlarge a commitment already
too great.
-New York Herald-Tribune.
The Weekend
I n Town
DR. ROMAN JAKOBSON, Professor of
Slavic Languages and Literature at Harvard
University, will speak on "Sound and Mean-
ing," under auspices of Linguistics Commit-
tee of Graduate School. Time, 4:15 p.m. to-
day at Rackham Amphitheatre.
HANDEL'S "MESSIAH," long a Christmas
standby in Ann Arbor, will again be pre-
sented this year, auspices of the University

Musical Society. Featured singers will be
Nancy Carr, soprano and Oscar Natzka, bass.
Performances start 8:30 p.m. tomorrow and
2:30 p.m. Sunday.
"BEWITCHED BAYOU," the 1950 Sopho-
more Cabaret, heads campus way today and
tomorrow. Booths typifying the exotic charm
of Louisiana bayou country will be set up
on the League's second floor. Two fun-pack-
ed floor shows nightly are promised for Cab-
goers. Dancing to Ted Smith and his or-
chestra from 9 p.m. to midnight.
James Whitmore and Nancy Davis. Today
and tomorrow at the State. See review this
recipient of much recent praise, comes to
the State.
consequential retrace of ex-fliers and an ex-
wave. Starring Edmond O'Brien and Wanda
Hendrix at low ebbs. Today at the Michigan.
man and Kirk Douglas, doing their credit-
able ht tn santure nn film the smash

should resent these instances. They feel en-
titled to explanations of University policy
decisions which affect them directly.
But students' methods for getting these
explanations, and for putting their views
before the Administration are miserably
The usual time for students to complain is
after an administrative decision. They
gather in groups before the official who
made the proclamation and protest that the
student body was not consulted, that stu-
dent opinion was not obtained, and demand
But if student opinion is to mean any-
thing, it'nust be in front of the administra-
tors before they make their decision. And
this means that the students, on their own,
must attempt to explain. their positions and
voice opinions as they are formed.
Administrative officials are bogged down
in a mass of individual students' problems to
which they must attend. These efforts can-
not be publicized, but the time is spent,
nonetheless. Officials have time to discuss
any problems students may have, and ex-
perience proves-they are very willing to con-
sider those of general campus interest.
The so-called campus leaders who deride
Administration tactics, and the so-called
unknown students who object to Admini-
stration routines can and should take their
objections to the officials concerned.
These officials have a backlog of years
of experience around Universities which
can make their advice invaluable, They are
interested in University group problems.
It isn't up to the Administration to plan
times to hear students express their opin-
ions. Administration officials have already
expressed their willingness to attend meet-
ings such as those held by the Michigan
Forum, which attempts to crystallize stu-
dent opinion.
Students themselves must take the ini-
tiative and prove that they are continually
interested in policy formation by keeping
in constant contact with the policy-forming
men and women who practically control the
Before the Administration will show con-
fidence in the students, the .students must
show enough interest to merit this confi-
-Wendy Owen.

Senate Leaders
WASHINGTON - How much President
Truman and his Fair Dealers will be
under the gun of the Southern wing of the
Democratic Party in the narrowly divided
Senate of the new 82nd Congress is fore-
shadowed in the choice of a Senate majority
leader to succeed Scott Lucas of Illinois.
This post will go to Senator Ernest W.
McFarland of Arizona, a middle-of-the-
roader. He represents a compromise with
the Southerners, who were opposed to a
clearly-defined Fair Dealer. President Tru-
man conceivlie could have intruded per-
sonally for the selection of a leader move
clisely unified with the Fair Deal, as once
did his predecessor, Franklin D. Roose-
velt. But he chose not to risk such inter-
ference In the precarious situation caused
by the close division of the Senate--49
Democrats and 47 Republicans.
He needs as much harmony as he can
get. He is aware that Southern Democrats,
at any time they please, can join with Re-
publicans in coalition, as they have so fre-
quently in the past, and thereby become the
major party. So he bowed to practicalities
and kept hands off so as not to stir up need-
less animosities.
MEANWHILE, Southern and Southwestern
sponsors of Senator McFarland as a
compromise between Fair Dealers and
Southern conservatives went to work quietly
and rounded up enough commitments to as-
sure the Arizona Senator's election as lead-
er by Senate Democrats when the 82nd Con-
gress convenes in January. The chief engi-
neer of this compromise was Senator Kerr
(D., Okla.), who has become a skillful be-
hind-the-scenes wirepuller in the Senate.
Senator McFarland is a native Oklahoman.
Thus, by circumstances, there is elevated
to the important post of liaison for the White
House and the Senate, and a go-between for
the various Democratic factions in the Sen-
ate, a figure who is virtually unknown na-
Senator McFarland has, however, ex-
hibited talents of compromise within Sen-
ate party councils on troublous and tick-
lish legislative and policy matters and he
is a man of equable temperament, ami-
able and easygoing. All of that will be
helpful, and almost essential, to achieve -s
much solidarity as possible among Demo-
crats and as much cooperation as possible
from Republicans.
Chief emphasis for the present, and per-
haps for a considerable period, will be in
the field of foreign policy and national de-
fense, and there Senator McFarland has
been a staunch and consistent supporter of
the administration. That, fortunately, is also
generally true of Southern Democrats.
BUT WHEN, and if, the administration
again begins to stress Civil Rights and
Social Welfare measures, which is expected
from President Truman before the 1952 pres-
idential election, the Southern influence
then undoubtedly will operate as a retarding
force through Senator McFarland, since the
southerners were so instrumental in his can-
didacy for the leadership.
The Arizona Senator sided with the
Southerners in their resistance to cloture
measures for limitation of Senate debate,
a limitation sought by the administration
in order to break Southern filibusters and
get votes of Civil Rights Bills. That was
a strong factors in Southern support of the!
southwestern Senator, weighing more hea-
vily than social welfare issues. On the lat-
ter Senator McFarland has gone along
with the administration in some impor-
tant particulars, including housing, federal
aid to education, and minimum wage in-
crease, though he is catalogued rather as
a moderate than a Fair Dealer.
Teamed up with the Arizona Senator in
party leadership will be another southwest-
erner, Senator Lyndon Johnson. of Texas,
who is slated to become Party Whip to

succeed Senator Francis Myers of Pennsyl-
vania, also defeated in November. The texas
Senator can be helpful as a liaison with the
Fair Dealers, as he has been a fairly con-
sistent administration supporter. Beyond
that he is a recognized authority on nation-
al defense matters and Chairman of the
Armed Service's preparedness subcommittee,
which recently issued a critical report on
rubber and surplus property disposal pro-
grams that attracted wide attention. He is
young, vigorous and hardworking.
(Copyright 1950, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.)
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.,

Number One Boy

necticut, and Terre Haute, India-
Socony-Vacuum Oil Company,
Mon., Dec. 11, to interview candi-
dates for non-technical sales po-
sitions in the Michigan, Ohio, In-
diana area.
For further information and ap-
pointments call at the Bureau of
Appointments, Room 3528, Admin-
istration Bldg.
The American School, Guatema-
la, Guatemala, C. A. announces
openings as of January 8, 1951 as
follows. Elementary teachers; So-
cial Science & Band teacher-High
School. For further information,
contact Bureau of Appointments,
3528 Administration Bldg.
Choral Union Ushers: Regular
Series Ushers report at 7:45 p.m.
for Saturday Messiah Concert.
Extra Series Ushers report at 1:45
p.m. for the Sunday Messiah Con-
cert. Attendance at these Con-
certs will be checked when the
May Festival Ushers are chosen.
American Chemical Society Lec-
ture: Sat., Dec. 9, 2:30 p.m., Room
1400, Chemistry Bldg. Dr. Frank
H. Wiley, Chief, Division of Phar-
maceutical Chemistry of the Food
and Drug Administration of the
Federal Security Agency. "The
Role of the Analytical Chemist
in Food and Drug Law Enforce-
American Chemical Society Lec-
ture: Prof. Linus Pauling, Calif-
ornia Institute of ' Technology.
"Structural Chemistry in Rela-
tion to Medicine." Rackham Am-
phitheatre, 8 p.m., Fri., Dec. 8.
University Lecture, auspices of
the Committee on Linguistics of
the Graduate School. "Sound' and
Meaning." Dr. Roman Jakobson,
Professor of Slavic Languages and
Literatures. Harvard University.
4:15 p.m., Fri., Dec. 8, Rackham
Academic Notices
r Astronomical Colloquium, Fri.,
rDec. 8, 4:15 p.m ., Observatory.
"Structure of Star Clusters." Prof.
E. Finlay Freundlich, St. Andrews
University, Scotland.

The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all letters *hich 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'ataste will
be condensed edited or withheld from publication at the discretion of the

Female Form .





"NAIS" starring Fernandel, produced by
Marcel Pagnol
" AIS" is a failure that contains all of
the ingredients for success. Responsi-
bility for its choice by the Student Legisla-
ture Cinema Guild is absolved by its bright
catalogue -description, a prediction of sure-
fire movie art and entertainment value.
Watching the picture drag its tortuous
length across the screen, however, we lose
all expectations aroused by the formula
of names.
Not one of Zola's best, the original story
still held tremendous motion picture poten-
tial in the starkness of its characterization,
the bleak inevitability of its brief tragic
movement. Instead of developing the action
consequences of the brooding, intense nature
of the Provencal girl and her vengeful
father, the movie allows all of its characters,,
while assuming the titles of Zola's large
conceptions, to sink into a little sentimen-
In Pagnol's hands, Nais, Zola's dark, pas-
sionate "Amazon," is reduced to a frowzie
Folies-Bergere sex-object. Her seducer
comes out of a white-wash treatment as a
nice-boy-who-really-loved-her-after-all. No
sense of the depth of the brutal conflict be-
tween father and daughter comes through
the watery movie character portrayals. All
distinctions that would have made for
conflict are erased.
Fernandel's wonderful expressiveness of
face and hands is thrown away on the
blown-up part of Toine, the hunchback.
Long maudlin speeches on the subject of
hunchbacks in general and Toine in par-
ticular drag the film to a level of obvious-
ness that is not only irrelevant but incre-
Script is ubiquitous. It intrudes on pathos,
love and death :and destroys them with an
insistence that could only have sprung from
an initial concept that the picture was to
be "shown" only to the blind and/or that
the mental capacities of the audience would
not exceed nine years.
-Jacquelyne Greenhut.

To the Editor:
IN LOOKING through the latest
fashion magazines one sees
pale, ethereal, limp creatures
garbed in the "musts" of the sea-
son. These wan ladies gaze miser-
ably out at us from loosely hang-
ing garments not quite covering
up sharply protruding bones. And
these, alas, are the vestals of
the present day standard or con-
ception of beauty. Women sub-
consciously but no less hysteri-
cally starve themselves down to
this state of morbid fragility. An
unconscious response is set up at
the sight of these advertisements.
It goes something like this: "This
is considered perfection and I
can't attain this perfection with
'pretty plumpness' or dimples and
therefore these must go. I will
be a stoic;"
This is not the first time in
history that the term "fashion-
ably slender" has arisen. Back in
the twenties the more flat chest-
ed and tubercular a woman ap-
peared the more sexy she was
considered. Nowthis concept of
the organically impossible boyish
figure has come back with the
boyish bob, the Charleston, and
possibly the racoon coat.
We are living so much in an
age of unnaturalness and emo-
tional sterility that this concept
of beautyais not really surprising.
It goes along with the functional
art of escalators and stainless
steel. After all why carrycurves
around when one can be more
"Efficient" without them and
isn't Efficiency the goal of all
human endeavor? Why let beauty
be natural when we can manu-
facture it? It is much more uni-
form and professional when it
comes out of a bottle.
Even if these are the sentiments
of our age, they are strongly
over-ruledby an over-all view of
art. A ,glance at Renoir's bathers
or even Titian's women will tell
us that.
This discussion grew out of
first looking through a copy of
"Vogue" before dinner and then
passing and observing our robust
lady Venus on the way into the
dining room. Several of us were
curious as to just what her meas-
urements were. We came out with
these results:
Height-7' 4".
She's quite a healthy gal and
didn't get that beauty title she
holds in vain. Even though we
admit Di Milo's tendency toward
magnitude we think Venus teach-
es us a lesson about beauty that
cannot be found in the current
woman's magazine. Untampered-
with nature is far more attractive
than a picture of starvation.
-Patty Jewett
* .%k %Y

ment, "Judging a movie isdis-
cretionary, it depends too much
on the arbitrary tastes of an in-
Granted, a great deal of the
judging will always be strictly
personal. But if the reviewers
would set up certain criteria by
which they criticize a movie or
play, the reviewers would be
much less subjective than they
are now.
The way it stands one merely
finds out if your critic liked it or
not. That is all fine and dandy,
but what good does it do the
reader? However, if all reviews
discussed certain aspects of the
movie or play from a less emo-
Aional, more intellectual stand-
point; these reviews could be a
worth while service. Now the cri-
tics provide amusement. However,
The Daily's place is not so much
to amuse as to inform. Students
are not as interested in finding
out how clever the reviewers are
as they are interested in knowing
what is good and bad and more
important exactly why.
A few years ago the saying was
-"If The Daily panned it, don't
miss it." This statement is again
in common usage.
-Leah Marks

Technique session, 3-5 p.m., Dance
Studio, Barbour Gym.
Spanish Play: Tryouts, 4 to 6
p.m., Room 408, Romance Lan-
guage Bldg.
Hawaii Club: Business meeting,
7:30 p.m., Union. Nomination of
spring officers. Movie on Hawaii.
Coffee Hour, Lane Hall, 4:30-
6 p.m. All interested students are
invited to come and participate in
the trimming of the Lane Hall
Christmas tree.
Hostelers: Sports of all types
will again be available at the I. M.
building, 7:30 p.m.
IZFA: Executive meeting, 4:15
p.m., Union.
Wesley Foundation: Sports Par-
ty at the IM Building. Meet at
the Guild at 7:30 p.m. and go as
a group.
Westminster Guild: Christmas
party, 8:30-12 midnight, First
Presbyterian Church.
Newman Club: Freshman Night.
8 - 12. Entertainment, refresh-
ments. All Catholic students .in-
vited, and freshmen especially
should try to attend this special
Hillel: Special Chanukah pro-
gram in Lane Hall after services.
"The Story of Chanukah." Every-
body welcome.
Canterbury Club: 4-6 p.m., Tea
and Open House.
Roger Williams Guild: Meet at
Guild House at 8:00 to go to Bach
Home for Elderly Women for a
caroling program.
The Congregational, Disciple,
Evangelical and Reformed Guild
will have Square Dancing at the
Congregational Church, State and
William Street, at 9:05.
Coming Events
Michigan College Chemistry
Teachers Association and Ameri-
can Chemical Society Meeting.
Sat., Dec. 9, 9:30 a.m., Room 1400,
Chemistry Bldg. Prof. L. C. An--
derson, "Research History of the
Section," together with current
research papers.
Alpha Chapter of Sigma Alpha
Iota, Professional Music Frater-
nity for Women, will present its
a n n u a 1 Christmas Candlelight
Service at the First Presbyterian
Church on Sun., Dec. 10, at 8 pn.
The public is cordially invited to
Hillel: Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld,
National Director of Hillel, will be
the principal speaker at the Be-
ginning of Construction ceremony
for the new Hillel building, 3 pm.,
Sun., Dec. 10, at Lane Hall. There
will be a dedication ceremony at
the site of the new building at 1429
Hill at 5 p.m. following the Lane
Hall Ceremony.



1 '

"Messiah" Concerts. Handel's
oratorio, "Messiah," will be pre-
sented by the University Musical
Society Sat., Dec. 9, 8:30 p.m.,
with a repeat, performance Sun.,
Dec. 10, 2:30 p.m., Hill Auditor-
ium. Lester McCoy, Associate
Conductor of the University Mu-
sical Society, will lead the Choral
Union of 300 voices, the Univer-
sity Musical Society Orchestra,
Mary Stubbins, organist, and the
following soloists: Nancy Carr,
soprano; Eunice Alberts, contral-
to; David Lloyd, tenor; and Oscar
Natzka, bass.
Concert-goers are respectfully
requested to be seated on time,
since late-comers will not be seat-
ed during the performance./
Tickets are available at the of-
fices of the University Musical
Society. Burton Tower, daily; and
any remaining tickets will be on
sale at the Hill Auditorium box
office one hour before each per-






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Delta, Greene House, Hinsdale
House, Kappa Nu, Lambda Chi
Alpha, Michigan Christian Fel-
lowship, Phi Delta Epsilon, Phi
Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Tau,
Prescott House, Sigma Alpha Ep-
silon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi, The-,
to Xi Triangle Trigon Wenley

Faculty Concert: Benning Dex-
ter, Pianist, will play the second
of three Monday evening faculty
recitals at 8:30, December 11, in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. His
program will include compositions
by Bach, Brahms, Beethoven,


V-++,+"+, - Stravinsky, Ravel, Rachmaninoff,
H e.be 0and Chopin, and will be open to
December 10 -h ulc
Kappa Delta, Phi Delta Phi. the public..
The following representatives Events Today
will be at the Bureau of Appoint- University Museums: Subject
met: f F Tida E.vris i Pnrr


Minneapolis-Honeywell Regula-
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,

I rr Xiaay Eveningi' rogram:
"Species, Habitats, and Geologic
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

vacuum tubes, electromagnetics, second, third, and fourth floors:
heat transfer, electromechanical deep-Phosphorescent fishes; six
devices, relays and computers. cases of fossil fishes; underwater
They are also interested in physi- dioramas of black crappies and
cists with M.S. or Ph.D. degrees rainbow trout; and Japanese
and mathematicians at the Ph.D. paintings of fishes of the West
level who have had some training Pacific.
and/or experience in statistics.'
Owens-Corning Fiberglas Coin- Films on Administrative Man-
pany, Tues., Dec. 12, to interview agement: 2 p.m., West Lecture
civil, mechanical, industrial, and Room, Rackham Bldg. Sponsored
chemical engineers, and a few men by the Institute of Public Ad-
for sales. ministration through the cooper-
Massachusetts Mutual Life In- ation of the Audio-Visual Educa-
raschsempans, Tuesa.,LDe.1 i-tion Center. Interested persons
sura'ncreCpanyTuesDec.a12, invited.
to interview candidates for sales
positions. Mathematics Journal Club: 3
Charles Pfizer & Company, Inc., p.m., Room 3001, Angell Hall. Dr.
Tues., Dec. 12 to interview chemi- J. L. Ullman will continue his re-
cal engineers graduating in Feb- view of a current Mathematical
ruary and June with B.S., M.S., journal.
or Ph.D. degrees. These positions
will be for New York, Groton, Con- I Modern Dance and Ballet Clubs:

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Movie Criticism .


To the Editor:
ALTHOUGH Fred Kellman did
express "the general feeling
toward1 The Daily reviewers, I
would like to disagree with the
impression created by his state-

At The State ...
James Whitmore and Nancy Davis
MESSAGE PICTURES usually do poorly at
the box office, but I presume the pro-
ducers of this picture figured that the gim-
mick of this picture-that of the Diety
speaking over the radio-would have such-

doubtedly be efficacious, but these are
also intensely realistic times and such a
solution would perhaps seem a trifle dis-
ingenous in view of the powerful opposi-
The actual Voice is, understandably, never
actually heard by the audience who receive
the content of its messages indirectly from
the participants. These include James
Whitmore, rapidly rounding out into an




We'll leave the Yule log
in your cellar, Barnaby,
until it's time for the
appropriate ceremonies-

My, what a bother Christmas
is.. So much to be done yet-
Holly, mistletoe... The gay
wrappinas for all the gifs-

True, Barnaby. But your old
Fairy Godfather is working
on it. And, although I am
faleing over Chrismn fr


So... Ask your mother what
she wants to give your father
this year. If I approve her
Aniia Illfu re ..:,.u# n.a -

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