THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1951
House Rules Back-step
THE NEW 82nd Congress chose, in its
first significant move, to restore to the
House Rules Committee the dictatorial
powers that were taken away from it two
This step was both regrettable and
retrogressive. Now a seven-man majori-
ty of the coalition-controlled committee
can indefinitely pigeon-hole any bill, re-
gardless of whether it has been favorably
reported out by the legislative committee
which studied it in detail.
Obviously; to give to such a small group
s the power to frustrate the legislative pro-
cess is inviting disaster. As Congressman
G Louis Heller (D-N.Y.) has warned, "The
Rules Committee will become a graveyard
where the policies of both political parties
and the hopes of the American people will
Presumably, the rambunctious Republi-
can-Dixiecrat coalition which reimposed
this procedural strait-jacket hopes to use
the regulation to obstruct the Administra-
tion program. But this reactionary move
may well prove to be a boomerang. Just
possibly they may find that the voters will
react against such gross political manipula-
tion of House procedures.
New Congressmen will have a hard
time explaining to their constituents that
their first move was to bring back a rule
which is a basic contradiction of demo-
cratic procedures. The function of the
Rules Committee should not be to pass
judgment on legislation, but merely to
calendar it. Allowing the committee to
stifle legislation exceeds its original pur-
pose. A small group of men are permitted
to decide what bills Congress may consi-
der. This is a dangerous concentration of
It was an inauspicious start for a Con-
gress upon whom we are depending perhaps
more than ever before for wise leadership.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: CHUCK ELLIOTT
THERE'S REALLY NOT too much a
student who saw the Rose Bowl can
say about the game. To be truthful,
though potentially corny, the team did
most of the talking for those of us who
There is one point however, that
might do with a little comment. That
is the support the large handful of
student spectators gave the team.
Maybe it was the fact we were a small
group who thought we ought to stick
demonstratively together, maybe it was
the invigorating effects of the justly
f a m e d Southern California climate,
maybe it was just the fact that we were
seeing an impending defeat changed to
an upset victory. Whatever the reason,
during the fourth quarter as the Wol-
verines were pounding the tired Cal
boys farther and farther into the
ground, a surge of enthusiasm swept
through the U's students such as I've not
seen or experienced in three years of
following the team. Girls shouted, men
screamed as pandamonium and the
Michigan football team reigned supreme.
The cheerleaders could have retired, ex-
cept, of course, they were just as excited
as the rest of us.
It was at this time that a new Wol-
verine cheer had a seemingly spon-
taneous birth in the Michigan section.
As the game drew toward its end, and
the team pressed for its second touch-
down, and then tried for a third,
seemingly everybody was shouting an
old Army cheer which had mysterious-
ly reappeared in our section, "MORE,
YET, MORE YET, MORE YET."
It has been said, I believe, that Michi-
gan students take championships in
their stride. After being part of the air-
borne throng at Pasadena, all I can say
"Hear Anything About Where We Volunteer Next?"
Washington Merry-Go Round
WITH DREW PEARSON
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DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN]
WASHINGTON -The Defense Depart-
ment has written a secret memo on
mobilization, proposing that either the
automobile industry or the radio and tele-
vision industry be drafted for war produc-
tion-before taking "standby" plants out of
This may mean cutbacks in automo-
biles and television sets sooner than,
The secret memo outlining the Defense
Department's views follows: "It appears to
be most desirable to convert existing es-
tablished industries, whose commercial out-
put is cut back because of controls or short-
ages, to the production of war goods. Before
attempts are made to open up 'standby'
plants, the Department of Defense favors
utilizing the automotive industry or the
radio and television industry before build-
ing new plants or opening shadow plants."
The memo points out that an operating
plant can be reconverted so that the first
war goods will roll off the production line in
9 to 12 months. On the other hand, it takes
15 to 18 months to prepare a "standby"
plant for production.
"The opening of a 'standby' plant in-
volves not only tooling but also installa-
tion of a production organization and the
recruitment and training of pecessary
labor," explains the secret memo.
Note-Taking the airplane industry as an
example, the memo shows how production
can be expanded. The memo reports that a
combination of industries "which will pro-
duce 5,000 planes in the first 12 months will
produce 18,000 planes in the second year
and 50,000 planes in the third year."
Marshall pleading for permission to create
a new Japanese army. MacArthur says the
Chinese Communist attack on Korea makes
it imperative to rearm Japan and forget
about all American plans to keep the Jap-
anese permanently demilitarized. Unless his
advice is accepted promptly, the General
says he will not be responsible for the con-
sequences in the Far East . . . The same day
that the first Russian jet fighter showed up
in North Korea, General Vandenberg, the
Air Force Chief of Staff, picked up the
phone and ordered several squadrons of
our. fastest jets to Korea at once. He didn't
waste a minute . . . The man directing all
Chinese military moves is Georgi Malenkov,
one of Stalin's top deputies. In brief, the
Kremlin pulls the strings, and the Chinese
people go into battle . . . The savage guer-
rilla attacks being launched against our
rear bases and supply lines continue the
number 1 worry of our military men .
One of the most effective propaganda wea-
pons the Communists are using in Asia is
the story that American Democracy doesn't
apply to Asiatics. Nonetheless, Congress is
delaying a bill that would give aged
Japanese-Americans and Korean immi-
grants the right to die as American citi-
zens. Some are parents of Nisei heroes who
fought with the famed 442nd infantry team,
most decorated outfit of the last war. Rep.
Francis Walter (Pa.) forced the bill through
the house, giving them U.S. citizenship, but
it's now buried in the Senate . . , The
Communists are finding some resistance to
drafting Chinese to fight for Stalin. Intelli-
gence reports says a Chinese regiment of so-
called volunteers to fight in Indo-China re-
volted north of Canton on December 2.
(Copyright, 1950, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
It is important that the artist should be
highly educated in his own art; but his edu-
cation is one that is hindered rather than
helped by the ordinary processes of society
which constitute education for the ordinary
man. For these processes consist largely in
the acquisition of impersonal ideas which
obscure what we really are and feel, what
we really want, and what really excites our
interest. It is of course not the actual in-
formation acquired, but the conformity
which the accumulation of knowledge is apt
to impose that is harmful. -T. S. Eliot
ettei'4 TO THE EDITO
The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all letters which are signed by the writer
and in good taste. Letters exceeding 300 words in length, defamatory or
libelous letters, and letters which for any reason are not in good taste will
be condensed,sedited or withheld from publication at the discretion of the
CED . . . National Emergency . .
To the Editor: To the Editor:
IN A FEW WEEKS a committeeIS THERE any National emer-
appointed by the University gency!
will report recommendations for The big thinkers in Washington
the application blanks of the declared a national emergency.
many schools on campus. This What is the National Emer
report should be of interest to all What
students since resulting changes gency?
in our college may make this Uni- y at ing our shores?
versity more worthy of the title No! The emergency seems to
"public institution." Soon every arise from two things:
applicant may get a fairer chance The American people are sore
to be admitted on a basis better at the whole Korea gamble. It
than that of his race, religion or turned into a sad mess. It pushed
facial characteristics. us to the brink of world war, and
If this change does come about, cost U.S.A. the heaviest rate of
it will occur largely through the casualties in our entire history. It
AtT The State
BREAKTHROUGH, with David Brian,
John Agar, Frank Lovejoy
BREAKTHROUGH dramatizes the Nor-
mandy invasion of World War II but
will do little to raise the morale of draft-
conscious Michigan students. It comes clos-
est to home when the hero, an infantry
lieutenant, discloses he is a graduate of the
University of Michigan and wants to come
back for his Ph.D. after the war.
From there on, the picture skillfully
blends U.S. and German wartime newsreel
shots with realistic Hollywood war. At times
it is impossible to distinguish make-believe
from the real thing.
Continuity is furnished by a believable,
human company of infantry men who go
from the beachhead at Normandy to the
breakthrough at Saint Lo. David Brian, who
plays a captain who develops psychosis from
his responsibilities, and Frank Lovejoy, a
first sergeant who knows how to handle
"ninety day wonders," give the stoi'y a per-
This is one of the first World War II
movies that has not ended on a note of
triumph, but catching the feelings of many
Americans today, ends on the ominous
theme that we might have to do it again.
TRUMAN AND ACHESON
ONE OF THE FIRST things Secretary
Acheson did on returning from Brussels
was to thank President Truman for his
strong statement supporting him against
GOP criticism. The President's ringing de-
fense, Acheson said, made him proud to be
a member of the cabinet.
Putting his a r m around Acheson's
shoulder, Truman said:
"Dean, as long as I'm President there will
never be any other Secretary of State. I
don't care how much the Republicans bel-
lyache. You're going to be here at my side,
i because I know what you've done to pre-
pare our country against Communism."
THOMAS L. STOKES:
Korea Decision: Still Right
work of the often misunderstood'
Committee to End Discrimination
which has worked almost two;
years for the removal of ques-
tions pertaining to race, religion.
and ancestry from University ad-
Perhaps the C.E.D. has made'
a few mistakes. It might bethat
at times it has printed material
which has seemed too radical
(whatever that is), but it has
never lost sight of its very im-
portant goal. And because it has
worked so long and will continue
to work to reach its goal, the
C.E.D. deserves our appreciation.
C.E.D. has recognized all along
that aggressive, uncompromising
demands cause a lot of trouble
and bring out a great deal of
animosity, but such an attitude'
does result inaction.
So a happy new year to the'
C.E.D. and may itcontinue to
work for democratic advances in
our educational system.
Alice Lloyd Salad
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Recently. The
Daily received a menu from the S.S.
Lurline, which flies between San
Francisco and Honolulu. This menu
listed a dish called "Alice Lloyd
Fruit Salad." The following letter
was received in answer to a letter
written to the ship's operator to
see if the salad might have been
named for the University's late
Dean of Women.)
AM AFRAID that I am unable
to give you a full and complete
story on the "Alice Lloyd" salad.
It was originally created in Europe
by a Herman Schurtz who was
employed on board a German
government yacht. As the story
goes, Theodore Roosevelt paid a
compliment to the German mili-
tary while he was aboard the
yacht as President of the United
States. The compliment was re-
turned by naming the government
yacht "Alice" in honor of the
President's daughter. Just where
"Lloyd" fits into it, we are not
sure. It could be a reference to the
north German "Lloyd," or pos-
sibly the name may have been
connected with the Roosevelts.
The salad has been featured by
Matson Lines since 1929 with only
one change - strawberries were
substituted for Bar-le-Duc.
Apparently your Miss Lloyd,
having the same name, is merely
a coincidence; however, the above
is merely the story as we under-
stand it, pnd it may or may not be
aroused the entire world against
us in one single flash of fear and
anger when Truman threatening
another Hiroshima in Asia. The
American people refuse to accept
the idea that it must sacrifice its
living standard, its foods, diet,
clothing,education, housing, med-
ical care, etc., to the kind of
world-wide military plan which
the Democratic administration,
MacArthur, Dulles are hell-bent
in carrying out in far-off conti-
nents against people who have
never done us the slightest harm.
or intend to.
The people insist on peace.
The people want decent wages,
housing, etc. That is the sum and
substance of theNational emer-
gency which is calling forth re-
pressive action in Washington.
General George Marshall told a
New York meeting of industrial-
ists and bankers December 8, that
such a Presidential degree of
emergency "would have a psycho-
logical effect." He said it would
held to "jolt" the country into
accepting the sacrifices which it
does not see any need for now ...
It would bring censorship,
crackdownon criticism and the
peoples demand for peaceful set-
tlement with China, Korea and
the Soviet 'Union.
The American people common
sense tells them that there is
something awfully wrong with the
present Democratic foreign policy
of the Washington leaders. The
country is, therefore, going to be
artificially frightened by a "na-
tional emergency" degree Wash-
ington hopes. How can the World
believe in Washington's repeated
assertions that we want to nego-
tiate peace when . Washington
stops the people's desire for peace
settlement with this National
Is peace National Emergency? .
There should be united pressure.
from the people for no wage,
freeze, but stiff price controls,
rolling back, and heavy taxes on
the corporations and not on the
less than $4,000-a year individ-
-James DeMasso, grad.,
wardesses. They will interview at
the Bureau of Appointments if
enough students are interested.,
Contact the Bureau immediately
The Link Belt Company of In-
dianapolis are looking for me-,
chanical engineers for sales train-
ing and also for design and de-
velopment. They are also interest-
ed in physicists and engineering
mechanics for a new department
just developed. They will inter-
view at the Bureau if enough
candidates are interested. Call the
Bureau immediately if interest'ed.
The Detroit office of the United
States Rubber Company are in
need of mechanical and electrical
engineers for plant engineering,
industrial engineers for Labor
Standards Department, and an
accountant, all of whom may be
graduating in February. If inter-
ested call the Bureau.
The Aircraft Gas Turbine Divi-
sions of the General Electric Com-
pany has urgent need for women
who have majored in science and
mathematics for placement in
their Schenectady and Lockland,
Ohio' (near Cincinnati) divisions.
Contact the Bureau immediately
The U.S. Civil Service Commis-
sion offers :opportunities for in-
definite appointments as Contract
Negotiator Administrator for the
Detroit Ordnance District.
The U.S. Naval . Underwater1
Sound Laboratory at Fort Trum-
bull, New London, Connecticut
announces openings for qualified1
electronic engineers and physi-
cists in their program of investiga-
tion, development, design and
testing of equipment with the so-
lutions of problems in anti- and
pro- submarine warfare. Interest-
ed bachelor, masters and doctorate
candidates should contact the Bu-
reau of Appointments.
For further information con-
cerning any of the above an-
nouncements call at the Bureau oft
Appointments, Room 3528, Ad-
The following companies will be
interviewing at the Bureau of Ap-
Wed., Jan. 10-Kroger CompanyI
will interview for their Executive
Training Program. February grad-1
Wed., Jan 10-Mueller Brass
Company will inteview FebruaryI
graduates in the Business Admin-
istration and Engineering schools
for *iwir Personnel Training Pro-
gram. They also have a few open-
ings for, men interested' in time
and motion study, methods, and
industrial engineering work.
Thurs., anid Fri., Jan. 11 and 12
-Northrup Aircraft will interview
both February and June gradu-I
ates with B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. de-
grees in mathematics, aeronauti-
cal or electrical engineering.
Thurs. and Fri., Jan. 11 and 12-I
Naval Research Laboratory in
southern California and Naval
Radiological Defense Laboratory in
San Francisco will interview Feb-
ruary, June and August graduates'
with degrees in physics, electron-
ics, chemistry, chemical, electri-
cal, civil, mechanical, or aeronau-
Friday, Jan. 12-Naval Research
Laboratories in Washington, D.C.
will interview Februaryi and June
graduates who majored in mathe-
matics with B.S. degree, physics
with B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. degree
and graduate work in electronics,
and electrical engineering with
B.S. or M.S. With graduate work
in electronics. Fri., Jan. 12-Oscar
Mayer & Company, Madison, Wis-
consin (meat packers) and June
graduates in the Engineering and
Business Administration schools
for their Plant Training Program.
For further information and ap-
pointments call at the Bureau of
Appointments, Room 3528, Ad-
University Community Center,
Willow Run Village: Tues., Jan.
9, 8 p.m., Wives' Club Meeting-
President Ruthven will speak.
Wed., Jan. 10, 8 p.m., Great Books-
Discussion G r o u p; Ceramics;
Fashion Show Committee.,
Thurs., Jan. 11, 8 p.m., Choir
Practice; Ceramics; Nursery Work
Lecture, auspices of Sigma Xi.
"Life on the Edge of an Icecap"
(illustrated). Dr. Pierre Danse-
reau, Assistant Professor of Bot-
any. Wed., Jan. 10, 8 p.m., Rack-
Preliminary Examinations for
the Ph.D. in Linguistics: English,
Romance, Germanic, Fri., Jan. 19,
2-5 p.m.; Comparative Grammar,
Sat., Jan. 20, 9-12 noon; Linguis-
tic Science, Sat., Jan. 20, 2-5 p.m.
Candidates should notify Prof.
Kurath of their intentions.
Bacteriology Seminar: Wed.,
Jan. 10, 10 a.m in "Room 1520, E.
Medical Bldg. Speaker: Dr. A. B.
Lerner, Dermatology Research La-
boratory. Subject: Studies on Cry-
Geometry Seminar: Wed., Jan.
10, 2 p.m., Room 3001, Angell
Hall. Prof. Rainich will speak on
"A preliminary discussion of the
curvature of polyhedral surfaces
Mathematics . Colloquim: .Dr.
Lennart Carleson, of Uppsala,
Sweden, will speak on "Nullsets
for continuous analytic functions,"
Jan. 9, 4:10 p.m., Room 3011, An-
The Teacher's Oath will be ad-
ministered to all February candi-
dates for the teacher's certificate
on Tues. and Wed., Jan. 9 and
10, Room 1437,' U.E.S. This is a
requirement for the teacher's cer-
The tniversity Extension Ser-
vice announces that enrollment
may still be made in the course
Creating Garden Pictures, a class
in home gardening which opened
on Jan. 3. The eight sessions of
the course cover planting for gar-
'den effect, and the selection and
location of plant material in re-
lation to design. Ruth Mosher
Place is the instructor. Sessions
meet at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays
in Room 176, School of Business
Administration Bldg. Registration,
Student Recital: .Kenneth
Jewell, organist, will play a pro-
gram in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the Master of
Music degree at 4:15 Tuesday af-
ternoon, Jan. 9, in Hill Auditorium.
A pupil. of Robert Noehren, Mr.
Jewell will play works by Lubeck,
Bach, Paul de Maleingreau, and
Dupre. The public is invited.
Student Recital: Nancy Finlay,
Pianist, will play a recital at 4:15
Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 10, in
the Rackham Assembly Hall, as
partial fulfillment of the require-
ments for the Master of Music in
Music Education. Program: com-
positions by Serrano, Soler, Mo-
zart nsthoveneChopin, Debussy,
and f-hnneger. Open to the pub-
Rackham Galleries: Paintings,
drawings, and water colors com-
pleted during and since the sum-
mer of 1949 in Paris, by Gerome
Kamrowski. Jan. 8-20, 10 a.m.-10
(Continued on Page 5)
MIKE DI SALLE, the new price boss, was
asked by an old friend from Ohio what
impressed him the most in Washington.
The ex-Mayor of Toledo pondered a minute,
"Every second person I meet is intro-
duced as 'The Brains Behind' some govern-
ment executive or member of congress.
What puzzles me is, with all these brains
around, how did we get ourselves in such a
KENNETH LINDSAY, a plain - talking
British Labor member of Parliament,
was talking to a small group at the home
of Arthur Goldsmith, when Townhall-of-
the-Air moderator George V. Denny asked:
"What does Britain feel about the Far
"I have crossed the ocean many times
between England and America, but this,
is the first time I felt I entered a strange
world," commented the Member of Par-
liament. "I can tell you we have no inten-
tion to back the befuddled, dangerous
polier of General MacArthur. We have
no intention of losing thousands of
casualties on Chinese soil. We consider
MacArthur a stooge of Chiang Kai-Shek.
And I speak not Just for myself, but for
members of both Labor and Conservative
parties. We do not want the Korean War
to become an Asian War."
One guest countered that British cool-
ness toward Chiang Kai-Shek was part of a
play to keep the Communists from taking
"We know we cannot hold Hong Kong"
WASHINGTON - All around today we
hear something like this:
"When we first went into Korea I thought
it was the right thing to do. I'm not so sure
Or: "I don't think so now."
Or: "Why are we in Korea anyhow?"
This change of attitude can be fre-
quently traced to our military defeat. Rea-
soning now begins with that and goes back
to find a premise that would have made
such a defeat impossible. It is human and
understandable. So,' too, is the attempt to
blame the United Nations in the groping
around usual in escapism.
It is hard to be coldly reasonable about
what has happened in Korea. There is the
blow to national pride which everybody feels.
That stirs up emotion and hampers clear
thinking, even though we have suffered de-
THE U.N. made its decision to go into
Korea because there was a clear act of
aggression by North Korean Communist
forces against the Republic' of South Ko-
rea, which had been set up by the U.N. and
was a ward of the U.N.
The U.N. could do nothing else than what
it did if it intended to survive as an in-
ternational agency to keep the peace-
which is the purpose for which it was
created. That was the test. Fifty-three
nations stood up resolutely and met the
challenge, including our own, which sug-
who come after. We have given something
to mankind for all time.
DIMINISHED IN perspective, but not for-
gotten, will be the present, anguish and
turmoil that now obscure the simple, but
great, objective represented in the U.N. de-
cision-the desperate clinging to a beach-
head in the days after that great decision,
when the alarmist whispered that we would
be "shoved out ,of Korea."-the disappoint-
ment that other nations of the U.N. did
'not contribute greatly-the slow fight up
the peninsula-the debate over crossing the
38th parallel, and then the crossing, now a
renewed subject of dispute as to. its wis-
dom-the advance through the snow to the
Manchurian frontier, also hotly debated
again now since the Red Chinese hordes
swarmed across the border-the retreat, the
evacuation at Hamhung, and again the wis-
pers that we will be "shoved out of Korea."
Now, loudly, the voices of the timorous
and the defeatists. Call to withdraw our
commitments to our allies in Europe and
wall ourselves in. Men of little faith would
recant the great decision and thus make
vain sacrifices for it.
That would be a betrayal of those for
whom our people mourn.
Beyond all that, Korea brought us to the
great awakening. We learned that Russia
would operate henceforth aggressively
through satellites and, furthermore, that
when a minor satellite failed, she would
nrnovnkea main ratellite to do her bid-
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AN IDEA MUST NOT be con-
demned for being a little shy
and incoherent; all new ideas
are shy when introduced first
among our old ones. We should
have patience and see whether the
incoherency is likely to wear off
or to wear on, in which latter case
the sooner we get rid of them the
-A. J. Pessel,
And how can your old Fairy
Godfather play golf with a
new golf bag and no clubs?
Barnaby! After all, l'Ma member
of this family. MY health and
recreation are important, too...
Your parents are being very silly
in their handling of their gift
problem ... should never have
permitted them so much leeway-