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Strengthening The UN

WASHINGTON-In the midst of the last
war four United States Senators toured
the country making speeches to arouse the
people to the need of an international or-
ganization after the war to preserve peace
and justice.
It was a bi-partisan enterprise, with two
Republicans and two Democrats. Only one
of the four is still in the Senate-Lister
Hill (D., Ala.). One is now on the Supreme
Court, Justice Harold H. Burton, then a
Republican Senator from Ohio. Another,
former Senator Carl A. Hatch (D., N.Mex.)
is now a Federal Judge in New Mexico. The
other was former Senator Joseph H. Ball
(R., Minn.).
Their pioneering activity helped to pre-
pare the way for later declarations by Con-
gress for an international organization. These
led to the creation of the United Nations
at San Francisco in 1945. Their operation
got the name, through the .newspapers, of
B-2, H-2, because of their initials.
Pioneering is a good old American custom.
We now have another example of it in a
smaller enterprise, bi-partisan in nature, to
carry the UN idea further by strengthening
the international organization and giving it
a body of world law.
Figures in this mission are two house
members, representatives Brooks Hays (D.,
Ark.) and Walter Judd (R., Minn.).
* * *
THEY WILL URGE public support for
House concurrent resolution 64 which
they introduced June 7, 1949. This resolution
subsequently enlisted as co-sponsors 109
other House members and 22 Senators repre-
senting both parties, the largest support
thus far received for various proposals to
revise and strengthen the UN. _
Like the earlier Fulbright and Connally
resolutions, which put Congress on record
Editorials published tn The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

for an international peace organization,
the Hays-Judd resolution would put Con-
gress on record for the next step, as fol-
"It is the sense of the Congress that it
should be a fundamental objective of the
foreign policy of the United States to sup-
port and strengthen the United Nations and
to seek its development into a world federa-
tion open to all nations with defined and
limited powers adequate to preserve peace
and prevent aggression through the enact-
ment, interpretation and enforcement of
world law."
Thesehare rather grim times, but never-
theless hope lies now more than ever in
the United Nations. This particular pioneer-
ing is most timely.
T HE UN now is meeting its severest test
in the Korean war and the new problems
posed at the war's present stage. The UN
gained world-wide prestige and support
when, at our initiation, it threw itself boldly
at the North Korean Communist aggression
only to confront graver issues when, with ap-
parent victory in the grasp of its forces, the
Red Chinese moved across the Manchurian
The need for strengthening the UN is now
clearly recognized by our government. In
fact, it took the first step with the proposals
of Secretary of State Dean Acheson to give
the UN Assembly, itself, authority to meet
aggression, after the UN Security Council
got bogged down by Russian obstruction.
The Assembly moved promptly to adopt those
proposals to reveal general recognition of
the need for revising its procedures.
Still further changes are necessary. They
can be realized if our people bring to bear
such public pressure as resulted in creation
of the UN originally and continue the
support given to the UN throughout its
ordeal in Korea. A declaration by Congress
representing public opinion as proposed by
the two House members would have its
influence on the President and his admini-
stration and would, as well, carry hope all
around the world.
It is good that there are such men who
are ready to pioneer in our best tradition.
(Copyright, 1950, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.)

MSC Shortcomings


N OT LONG AGO a prominent band leader
in the midst of a Michigan State dance
put down his baton, wiped his brow, and
declared, "Michigan State has the most
beautiful girls in the country." Today, the
national tabloid "Parade" is trying to prove
it. Tomorrow, we'll hear more of it. In fact,
we'll never hear the end of it. ,
Of course, MSC has its share of beauti-
ful women. Only the most rabid Michigan
fan would deny it. They also have a beauti-
ful campus, and beautiful buildings and a
better-than-average football team.
They tell you so.
The point, however, is: we never hear any-
thing else from these Spanish braggarts. It
is expedient on their part to cover up the
other aspects of the school.
For one, it is generally accepted that MSC
is a social country club-ideal for those who
want to escape the fatigue of vigorous study.



THE NON-COMMERCIAL aspect of the
Christmas season got off to an official
start last night with the annual presenta-
tion of Handel's "Messiah." Under the di-
rection of Lester McCoy, the University
Choral Union and the University Musical
Society Orchestra gave a spirited perform-
ance. ,
All in all it was one of the most satis-
factory amateur renditions of the work I
have heard. The massive choir, so foreign
to the Baroque idiom, was handled with
surprising flexibility, and Mr. McCoy's
tempos were chosen with an eye to main-
taining continuity. The interpretive as-
pects which one might question can be
largely forgiven in this instance on the
basis of spirit and sincerity.
Of the four soloists, top honors go to Da-
vid Lloyd for beautiful vocalism and taste-
ful interpretations. Soprano Nancy Carr has
a lovely voice and sang with considerable
command of the demanding arias. It was
pleasant to see her run the gamut of this
really taxing music without a single pained
expression, and to hear her top notes as
tones instead -of shrieks. Eunice Alberts fell
prey to the typical ponderousness of ora-
torio contraltos, and Oscar Natzka, bass,
was often both unmusical and-unconvincing.
The orchestra raised my hopes by playing
the Overture well, but shattered them again
on the accompaniments. -In general, intona-
tion was shaky, phrasing cough and ensemble
ragged. There was, however, some fine in-
dividual performances from first violins,
woodwinds, and the trumpet soloist, Charles
Gallagher. Mary McCall Stubbins was the
-Louise L. Goss
rr1'Ln . .

The intensified social life also contributes to
its general academic inefficiency.
And their superfluous emphasis on sports
and the "rah-rah" spirit approaches the
In addition, the State Administration
has virtually shackled its faculty by refus-
ing them, prior to the November 7 elec-
tions, participation in political activities.
This was done quietly and with little ex-
planation. In the interests of academic
freedom, it was a very unwise move.
But probably the most appalling aspect of
this overgrown high school is the paternalis-
tic attitude of the Administration. First, they
suspended the Michigan State News, college
daily, for printing an editorial of "ill-taste."
Then they announced the institution of a
faculty supervisor.
And the Michigan State News itself re-
flects the deferential attitude of the campus
toward anything of weighty importance. The
editorial pages of the News have had little
to offer in the way of controversial issues.
Instead, they fill their pages with articles
of the most juvenile sort, and exact a great
deal of delight in ridiculing anything con-
nected with this University. With a kind of
bumptious nonchalance, they thumb their
nose at our Rose Bowl bound football team-
and, of course, The Daily.
Recently, for example, five consecutive
News' editorials dealt with a profound sub-
ject-school spirit.
Both the Administration and the News
have been strangely reticent on these aspects
of Michigan State life. But to cover up
the college's apparent lack of good balance,
we, the reading public, are indoctrinated
with stories about pigs, girls, buildings, trees,
sports, and beer.
-Cal Samra,
The Gravy Train
The economic cooperation administration
has announced that it is stopping the publi-
cation of the commodity supplier lists to save
money. The cost was said to be between
$30,000 and $50,000 a year
There is undoubtedly more here than
meets the eye. As long as Paul Hoffman ran
the ECA he was willing to have the public
know what concerns were getting orders. In
Eric Koehler he had an outstandingly able
auditor to watch the outflow of money, but
was willing to have the public assist him in
keeping the operation straight. The supplier
information, which The Tribune went to
some expense to tabulate, resulted in extra
effort being taken to see that the profitable
ECA business did not go to phony compa-
nies. The revelation that a few companies
were hogging the business resulted in its
being split up among many. The people who
paid for the campaign to get the Marshall
plan approved by congress were a little bit
less grasping when their take was exposed.
The new administrator, William C. Foster,
apparently thinks it isn't worthwhile to
spend $30,000 or a little more per year to let
the people know who is making the money

I Seems to Me
FIRST REACTION of many observers to
the recent congressional elections was
that American foreign policy will take a
turn toward isolationism.
This fear is based on the outcome of
the Ohio senatorial race in which Senator
Taft won a resounding victory, and also
because some of the Administration for-
eign policy stalwarts were defeated in
their bids for election.
However, it seems to me that these fears
are exaggerated.
In the first place, it should be remembered
that during the Republican-controlled
Eightieth Congress, the Truman Doctrine,
the Marshall Plan and the North Atlantic
Pact were formulated. Of course, this policy
of internationalism was carried through by
the mighty efforts of Senator Vandenberg,
who has been in ill-health for a year.
Senator Vandenberg has announced his
intention to return to the Senate on Jan. 1,
but there are strong indications that he may
be unable to assume his post as Republi-
can foreign policy spokesman.
This turn of events, say those who fear a
return to isolationism, would give Senator
Taft a dominant voice in Republican circles.
Nevertheless, indications are that Senator
Taft still represents a minority view of for-
eign policy in Republican ranks. Men like
Lodge, Morse and Ives still carry the weight,
even though a few others are making all the
- Furthermore, this country is too firmly
committed in its role as leader of the free
world against the forces of Communism for
the Republicans to assume responsibility for
cutting off aid to other free nations. The
American people have come a long way in
their view of the outside world in the past
ten years; it would be politically dangerous
for any party to change America's role now.
*, , ,
THAT THE COUNTRY needs more than
anything today is a strong bi-partisan
foreign policy.
The reason this policy worked from
1946 to 1948 is that the Administration
had no choice in the matter. Republicans
controlled the Congress, and for the
Democrats it was either cooperate or face
stalemate, as regards our international
After 1948 Mr. Truman had such sizable
majorities in both houses of Congress that
bi-partisanship was not needed to the ex-
tent as in the previous session. So, bi-
partisanship, especially with regard to the
Far East, was more or less forgotten by the
This course of action might have proved
satisfactory IF our foreign policy had been
successful during the past two years. But
the reverses in the Far East have stirred up
the people to the point where they are in
the mood to blame somebody; and the Re-
publicans have been quite willing to assist
in pointing out the victim-the State De-
It is only because the bi-partisan ap-
proach was dropped that the Republicans
have had their chance to attack; if they
had been brought into the meetings where
policy was made, they could not so effec-
tively raise their voices now against our
foreign policy.
There can be little doubt that the Demo-
crats erred by not contining the bi-par-
tisanship during the past two years.
* *.*
NOW THAT the balance in Congress is
rather close once again, it will be to the
advantage of the Administration to once
again set the stage for a bi-partisan ap-
proach to foreign policy. It is essential
that the nation be united in its international
dealings, if we are to achieve the confidence
of our allies and impress our enemies.
It will indeed be unfortunate if Senator
Vandenberg is unable to assume the lead-

ership on January 1. However, if the Ad-
ministration makes a sincere attempt to
bring Republicans into the planning of
our foreign policy, the chances are good
that a working majority can be main-
tained in Congress.
If President Truman and his advisors now
fail to go back to the bi-partisanship, then
the isolationist wing of the Republican Party
will increase in influence. The President
should not make such a mistake.
At The Michigan...
Wyman, Gertrude Lawrence, Arthur Ken-
nedy and Kirk Douglas.
THIS SCREEN adaptation of Tennessee
Williams' highly successful play concerns
a crippled young girl who is shy and retiring
and is more interested in her collection of
miniature glass animals than in the outside
world. Her mother, long since deserted by
her husband and remembering her own fad-
ed brilliance, works increasingly at the task
of contributing for her daughter's future.
When at last the' son brings home one of
his friends for dinner to provide a "gentle-
man caller" for Laura, what happens is
pretty much the crux of the picture.
While this slight theme was movingly exe-
cuted on the stage, the play's success was
argelv due tn the. skillful performance of

-Daily-Bill Hampton
* *. * *
?RESIDENT TRUMAN took time off from coping with the world's
crises to kick up a minor crisis of his own. He threatened to punch
Washington Post music critic Paul Hume in the nose because Hume
had panned a Washington concert by the President's daughter Mar-
Despite the volubility of unconcerned quarters the White House
made no comment and today Washington returned to its humdrum:
business of global problems.
Around the World.. .
TRAPPED-Twenty thousand American troops desperately at-
tempted to battle their way through a virtually unbreakable ring of
Chinese Communists in northeast Korea. Facing terrific opposition
from dug-in Red troops, the Yanks were making minute progress down
the 45 mile stretch of road from Koto to the harbor city of Hungnam.
In Hungnam rumors had it that plans were being made for a mass
evacuation of American forces from that sector of the front. But
even with a rescue column attempting to blast open a path for the
trapped, beleagured Yanks, there remained grave doubt that they
could make it to Hungnam.
Reports from the front told of a great new threat to the break-
through troops. The reports were that at least four new Chinese
divisions were moving swiftly to reinforce the roadblock across
the American path to the sea.
On the western sector of the front the Eighth Army was hastily
trying to set up a new defense line somewhere in the vicinity of the
38th Parallel as a million Reds poured through and toward the capital
city of Pyongyang. Army Chief of Staff Gen. J. Lawton Collins re-
turned to Washington from an inspection of the front and said,
"American forces will be able to take care of themselves without fur-
ther serious losses." He also thought that the atom bomb would be
of little tactical use in Korea.
TRUMAN-ATTLEE-After a historic five day conference in Wash-
ington on the implications of the Chinese Communist drive in Ko-
rea, President Truman and Britain's Prime Minister Attlee failed to
agree on a common pattern of action toward the Peiping government.
Balking at any policy that might explode the Korean affair into
a full-scale world war, Attlee soft-peddled American suggestions to
act against Red China outside of Korea. However, Attlee did change
his attitude slightly toward the protection of the Nationalist strong-
hold of Formosa being afforded by the Navy's Seventh Flaet. Con-
trary to the American view, Attlee still maintained that Mao's regime
should be seated in the UN.
Concerning the Communist threat in the West the two seemed
to be in full agreement. The military might of the West must be =in-
creased as rapidly as possible. They took pains to make it clear to the
world that such action is purely a defensive move. But they explained
that the rearmament effort would be halted if Russia and Red China
would modify their conduct and make an acceptable peace with the
Western Democracies.
GERMAN REARMAMENT-The 12 Atlantic Pact deputies this
week finally agreed on a plan to give Germans guns again as part of
a Western Defense program. Still awaited are a formal approval by
the Pact nations and an assurance that Germany will go along with
the plan.
National . .

Smith Trouble ...
To the Editor:
AN OPEN LETTER to all ???
Russell Smiths :
I use this above salutation loose-
ly since you miserable cowardly
wretches seem to prefer hiding be-
hind your middle instead of your
surnames. Since the beginning of
this semester the peace and sanci-
tity of my studies have been dis-
turbed by telephone calls from
misinformed campus females.
These misguided coeds have done
everything from inviting me to
dances to calling me a Sig-Ep (this
last term could be anything from
a disease to a political party ad-
vocating the overthrow of the Uni-
versity by violence.) Needless to
say this state of affairs would be
welcomed by most of the frustrat-
ed males on campus. My reaction,
however, is quite the contrary. The
fact that certain individuals are
hiding behind my name in their
relations with campus belles is a
source of constant irritation to me.
If you men insist on using my
name in vain, please be man
enough to use your own telephone
number. To summerize my posi-
tion on this matter I wish only to
say, aw come on fellas! use your
first names and leave me in peace.
If the present situation con-
tinues it may lead to dire physical
consequences. My wife threatens
to break off one of my wooden
legs and beat both my pointed lit-
tle heads so flat they will look
like flight decks on aircraft car-
riers, or worse yet turn the four-
teen children loose which would
result in five or six broken arms.
Signed with the hope that the
plea will be received by under-
standing hearts and minds,
'-The Russell F. Smith listed
in the Student Directory.
P.S. If any of you y'oung ladies
whom I have so heartlessly rebuf-
fed during the past weeks need a
date, let me recommend my room-
mate. He drives a new Mercury.
-R. F. S.
* * *
Korea .. .
To the Editor:
THE TRAGIC cost of the militar
adventure into which our coun-


try has been dragged in Korea con-
tinues to mount.
A Scripps-Howard writer, John
Daniel, writing from Washington,
notes that the war in Korea is
nearly the costliest war in-our his-
tory-ranking fourth. It is only
five months old, and far from over.
If the latest reports mean any-
thing, it will have no end unless
and until the invading "Western
armies get out of Korea and let
the Koreans decide their own des-
tiny, until the United Nations
seats Peoples' China as the first
step to a face-to-face peace set-
tlement for the China-Korean cri-
The post-war boom was dying
says a leading business weekly,
business diplomats-their eyes on
the soaring war contracts, spurn-
ed every one of the peace offers
made to settle the Korean war by
negotiation. . .."
That is why America was given
the shocking revelation by Robert
S. Allen, noted columnist, that
Washington knew Chinese fight-
ers would help Korea if MacArthur
crossed the 38th parallel, but re-
fused to stop MacArthur anyway!
They let him carry the fires of
war and destruction right up to
the Chinese border. "The Pentagon
and State Department," writes Al-
len (New York Post, Nov. 16),
"finally decided to disregard the
warning as a bluff. . .. It was a
calculated risk that didn't pan
Here we have the spectacle of
American peace and security-in-
volving even the peril of wholesale
atomic slaughter on our own soil,
as our scientists warn us-being
thrown away in "calculated risks"
defying all peace offers and all po-
litical-military realities. Anything
else is branded as "appeasement
and "subversion. ...
. The China-Korea issue must be
settled by a peace settlement in-
side the UN! China must be seated
to help ease the war danger and
help bring our boys out of the fear-
ful struggle in which they are now
engaged. Washington must get out
of China's island of Formosa where
we have no business being.
The American people must stop
appeasing the domestic warmak-
ers and insist on real negotiation
now to achieve peace.
-Paul Milton Howard, Grad.
Response .. .
To the Editor:
Potcova for his wonderful sa-
tire in Tuesday's Daily! It is con-
soling to think that in times like
these, when the nations of the
world stand on the brink of dis-
aster, there are still those who
can retain a sense of the ridicu-
-Thomas Lough


CONANT PLAN--President James Bryant Conant of Harvard,
seeing a need to keep three million men under arms, proposed a uni-
versal Military Service Plan which would place every able-bodied man
in the armed forces upon graduation from high school. The plan is
designed to overcome Russia's lead in men under arms, which Co-
nant says will be large enough by 1952-54 to allow her to go to war.
DEATH TAKES PRESS SECRETARY-Shortly after giving news-
papermen an account of the Truman-Attlee conferences, President
Truman's Press Secretary, scholarly journalist Charles G. Ross, slump-
ed over in his chair, victim of a fatal heart attack.'
* * * *
Local.. .
AID FOR NEEDY SCHOLARS-A deceased University alumnus,
Frederick L. Leckie, '04L, willed the Law School $700,000 for the edu-
cation of needy students. The large bequest, which came as a com-
plete surprise to University officials, was revealed this week when
Leckie's will was filed in a Cleveland court.
ROSE BOWL-After distributing 1,200 Bowl tickets to Pasadena-
bound students and faculty this week, weary ticket office workers
turned to the mammoth task of splitting up the remaining ducats
among thousands of alumni. It was a little too much for ticket mana-
ger Don Weir, who took sick and had to confine himself to his home,
a good part of the week.I
SL-Legislators unanimously reelected George Roumell, '51, to the
SL presidency this week, making him the first student in the organi-
zation's post-war history to ever repeat in the office. Other cabinet
members chosen were Len Wilcox, '52, vice-president; Irv Stenn, '52,
treasurer; Judy Sinclair, '52, recording secretary; Phil Berry, '52,
corresponding secretary; and Bill McIntyre, '52, and Pris Ball, '51,
OLEO-Legal restrictions on the sale of colored oleo were offi-
cially lifted this week and happy merchants promptly stocked their

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12, 3:15 p.m., Room 3B, Union.
Agenda: election of officers and
laying plans for the year. Actu-
arial, mathematics, and business
administration students are es-
pecially invited.
Mathematics Club: Tues., Dec.
12, 8 p.m., West Conference Room,
Rackham Bldg. Prof. T. H. Hilde-
brandt will speak on "Generalizing
Integration Theory."
Anthropology Club: Meeting,
Tues., Dec. 12, Room 3024, Muse-
um, 7:30 p.m. Enter by rear door.
Four ethnographic films and dis-
Economics Club: Mon., Dec. 11,
7:45 p.m., Rackham Amphithe-
atre. Dr. Donald R. G. Cowan,
Professor of Marketing, will speak
on "What's Happening to the
Coal Industry?" All staff mem-.
bers and advanced students in
Economics and Business Admin-,
istration are urged to attend. Oth-
ers who are interested are invited.
U. of M. Radio Club: Organiza-
tion meeting, 4 p.m., Room 4517,
E. Engineering Bldg., Mon., Dec.
11. See Prof. Cline for further in-
La p'tite causette: Mon., Dec. 114
3:30 p.m., League.
Sigma Rho Tau: Meeting Tues.,
Dec. 12, at 7 p.m., Room 2084, E.
Engineering Bldg. Training circles
and regular business meeting. All
engineering students are invited
whether they are members or not.
Student Legislature's Michigan
Forum debate topic: "Should the
University enforce removal of dis-
criminatory clauses from campus
group constitutions." Tues., Dec.
12, 7:30 p.m., Architecture Audi-
torium. Free.


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shelves with the butter substitute.

Chess Club: Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
-Paul Marx Room 3D, Union.

Barnaby won't'give up
the idea he has a Fairy
Godfather, will he, Ellen?

He really wanted to know what 1
am giving his Dad for Christmas.
Well, what are you
- . .I,

So Ellen and I decided to
economize-We promised
not to exchange presents
But... 1'm beginning to

-I hate to break my promise
but it won't seem like Christmas
if I don't give John a present--


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