THE MICHIGAN DAILY TUESU
McCarthy & Communism
WASHINGTON--There is no part of the
world where the United States has
battled harder to prevent Communism than
in Germany, whose military-minded people
and vast iron and steel resources can turn
war into victory or defeat for Atlantic Pact
Yet the biggest propaganda boost for
Communism and against the U.S.A. ever
given the German people came from the
man who sets himself up as the great
enemy of Communism-Senator McCar-
thy of Wisconsin.
Supporting this grave statement is evi-
dence locked in the secret files of the Sen-.
ate Armed Services committee, evidence
which a sub-committee went all the way
to Germany to collect.
It shows that McCarthy allowed himself
to become the mouthpiece of a German
Communist agent-probably without rea-
lizing it. It shows that McCarthy charged
the U.S. Army with torturing German pris-
oners in order to extract confessions. And
finally it shows that McCarthy's speeches,
made on the floor of the U.S. Senate, were
later broadcast all over Germany in order
to promote Communism and inflame the
German people against the U.S.A.
McCarthy's ill-advised propaganda speech-
es were in defense of the 12 Nazi SS men
who lined up 80 unarmed American war
prisoners and shot them in the Malmedy
Massacre during the Battle of the Bulge.
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NAZIS GO UNPUNISHED
OF VARIOUS ATROCITIES committed
during the war, this was by all odds
the worst. It was more cold-blooded than
any committed by the Japanese. Later the
SS men who murdered the 80 defenseless
American prisoners were caught, tried, and
12 were found guilty. However, they have
never been hanged and here is the reason.
After they were condemned to death, a
German agent named Rudolf Aschenauer
sent faked-up charges to Frederic Libby
of the National Council for the Preven-
tion of War, that U.S. Army prosecutors
had tortured the Nazi SS men to obtain
Libby, not realizing he was being used,
passed this on to McCarthy. He even passed
it on in the same large brown envelopes he
received from Munich, with Rudolf Asche-
nauer's name attached.
A high American intelligence officer la-
ter gave the Senate Armed Services Com-
mittee information linking Aschenauer with
the Communist agitators who are trying to
stir up German resentment against the
U.S.A. Aschenauer, according to U.S. in-
telligence, was secretly affiliated with a
Communist spy ring whose purpose was to
keep the German people on Moscow's side.
Its job was to plant this dynamite-laden
prppaganda on McCarthy and then cable
hfs inflammatory speeches back to Ger-
many. There they were headlined in the
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: VERNON EMERSON
HAVE SEEN documentary evidence that
the (German war criminals) were sub-
ject to beatings and physical violence in
such forms as could only be devised by
warped minds," McCarthy stormed. "They
were subjected to sham trials, to mock
hangings; and families were deprived of
rations--all of which the prosecution justi-
fied as being necessary to create the right
psychological atmosphere in which to ob-
Naturally this made headlines in Ger-
many. Naturally these grave charges, com-
ing from a U.S. Senator, were believed.
And they turned thousands of Germans
against the United States. Meanwhile,
American taxpayers have been paying one
billion dollars a year to feed the German
people and keep them with us.
McCarthy's charges were taken so ser-
iously by Germans that to this day the
army has not been able to execute the
12 convicted Nazi SS Men. To hang them
would cause extreme public reaction, pos-
However, when the Senate subcommittee
appointed to investigate his charges began
to uncover the truth, McCarthy lashed out
at his own colleagues. The subcommittee
was controlled by Republicans and chair-
manned by conscientious Sen. Ray Baldwin
of Connecticut. Despite this, McCarthy
raged: "This subcommittee not only has no
desire to obtain the truth but is conducting
a deliberate attempt to avoid the facts and
effect a whitewash of the army officers
During the committee hearings, McCar-
thy personally grilled U.S. Army officers,
even demanding that they submit to lie-
detector tests. This they agreed to do.
However, -McCarthy was not willing to
have the German war criminals submit to
the same lie detectors.
SENATE REBUFFS McCARTHY
AND AS HIS OWN GOP colleagues on the
Senate committee dug deeper into the
facts and got closer to exposing McCarthy,
the Senator from Wisconsin staged a Vishin-
sky act and walked out of the hearings.
Nevertheless the Senate committee re-
buffed its own colleague with an official
report which came close to pinning the
Communist label on McCarthy's sources.
"Through competent testimony submitted
to the subcommittee," the report read, "it
appeared that there are strong reasons to
believe that groups within Germany are
endeavoring . . . to discredit the American
occupation forces in general. The subcom-
mittee is convinced that there is an organ-
ized effort being made to revive the nation-
alistic spirit in Germany through every
possible means. There is evidence that at
least part of this effort is attempting to
establish a close liaison with Communist
"Due to the manner in which the alle-
gatfions in this case were being handled
(by McCarthy) it was also clear that no
matter what the facts were in the case, in
the minds of practically all Germans, the
allegations were accepted as fact. This was
certain to damage the American position
in Germany ... everything done to weaken
the prestige of the United States and our
occupation policies will play an important
part in any emergency."
(Copyright, 1950, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
THE SOCIETE Anonyme Collection which
occupies half the gallery space of the
Museum of Art is a group of oils, water co-
lors, drawings and prints loaned from the
permanent art collection of Yale Univer-
It is part of a large group of early Cu-
bist work including in particular repre-
sentative examples of the art of two of
three famous brothers, Jacques Villon,
Raymond Duchamp-Villon, and Marcel
Dechamp, pioneer French figures in the
This show comprises some work of post-
cubism, Futurism and Dadism. These move-
ments grew out of the desire of some art-
ists to create a new trend in art as opposed
to Cubism which they felt was sterile. They
attempted to return to subject matter in
the spirit of renovation. They were reacting
against what they felt were hypocritical
attitudes of society and also against the
conventions and standards set up by society.
Through experimentation with color, line
and space, they attempted to show move-
ment. Examples of this are "The Scissors
Grinder" by Malevich and "The Jockey" by
"The Jockey" is one of the most interest-
ing and important works in the show.
Through the preliminary sketches, we can
see the process of abstraction and recogani-
zation of form that Villon used to create
the felling of velocity and dynamism. In the
sketches he represents and combines seve-
ral different views of the horse simultan-
eously. The final canvas is a bit disappoint-
ing, however, after the precise beauty and
calculated formes of the sketches as it is
not nearly as delicately executed nor as
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JALEVICH'S color abstractions are very
interesting in that he has reduced his
painting to essential geometric forms, and
the balance and movement of the total com-
position are carried out by calculated place-
ment of color. The paintings take on a three
dimensional quality in spite of the flat pat-
tern on the surface.
Paul Klee's "Ambassador of Autumn"
is one of the most pleasant items in the
show. His quiet humor combined with his
artistry in composition and use of subtle
color make this small matercolor a true
expression of the artist.
Beautifully decorative is Max Ernst's
"Butterflies". Against an intense blue back-
ground, the white butterflies are precisely
placed so that they move back and forth in
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DIET MONDRIAN of the de Stijl school is
represented with "Fox Trot," a well-de-
signed canvas typical of the artist's style.
The rectilinear patterns are placed so that
the whole composition has perfectly asy-
metrical balance. The width of the black
lines, the yellow, blue and white rectangles,
and the off white background combine to
make this painting a study in perfect se-
Leger's "Study for the City" and "Lad-
der" show he has been influenced by the
Futurists desire to show mechanical geo-
metric forms. He uses a sequence of rec-
tilinear shapes to suggest depth as well
as surface pattern in the two well com-
The work of the Duchamp-Villon brothers
is important because it shows that these
men wanted to find a new and original ex-
pression. Their method was shocking and
unconventional but their contribution to
the history of modern art cannot be ignored.
IN THE WEST GALLERY is an exhibit of
the Michigan Watercolor Society which as
a whole is a very pleasant show. The trend
seems to be toward the conservative side
with the exception of "Atomic Landscape"
by Donald Gooch. Among the most out-
standing artists in the exhibit are Baker,
Bigler, Hembach, Simper, Slusser; Stamp
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY plans to ship to
General Dwight D. Eisenhower next
month the desk and chair which have been
in the general's office in Low Memorial L1
brary ever since the university's famous
president arrived there in June, 1948. This
is a pleasant gesture and one, we think, of
comfortable good omen.-.
Never has a man taken academic leave of
absence to assume so mighty a task on a
world campus. Columbia's president is in
uniform again, but not-as he said before
leaving-to head a movement of the West-
ern democracies which has "a belligerent
purpose or attitude." When General Eisen-
hower sits overseas in a well-remembered
chair, it will be to fulfill his own and this
nation's determined faith that here and in
Europe men may sit in old swivel chairs,
with their feet under a desk or upon it, un-
threatened and threatening no man.
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Room at the League. Dr. Artlir1
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U. of M. School of Social Work,
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Art Criticism . .
To the Editor:
READ Donald R. Matheson's;
rapturous review of the Kam-
rowski exhibit (11 January edi-
tion). According to Matheson, we
can see "convoluted fantasies of
vascular . forms" and "angular
planes, articulating the prismatic
refraction of light, creating mov-
ing figures out of the crystalline
fracture of atmosphere." Besides,
The point here is that I feel
M. Matheson deserves similar
praise, for Matheson's "passionate
search for release from the con-
straint of convention" is certain-
ly as successful as Kamrowski's.
His media, of course, are not those
of Kamrowski, who uses such mu -
dane items as sand and aluminum
paint applied with an insecticide
Matheson uses words. And such
words ! They are "dribbled and
puddled, with a freedom just short
of accidental." When this phase of
his work has been completed, he
stands well back from his manu-
script and sprays it with polysyl-
labic gibberish. In his own words,
"the total effect is bizarre in the
His best-known work is a sesies
games away from home during!
the Christmas vacation. -Just be-
cause the plan is radical is no t tba t) utJuaivV ........
reason for not adoptinga i t Mathematic 183:-e in r.........
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would be as beneficial to stu- Rm. 2084 E. Engineering, Wed., Pate ro . ......... . .
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adopted whether radical or not. ? fPillsbuiy.............
As far as the high school stu- mg a nightmare in which the ..kus.
dents who want to enter in the writing cn the wall had read, "All S.....p.on
middle of the year are concern- senior grades this year will be Slatof .........
ed, they could leave high school posted not later than fifteen see- SceY ea ............
a wee or so early or wait until onds after the final exam." In Stockton...... . ..... .
the next August before entering. large sections especially, most in- er................
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mediate adoption of this plan for only recourse is an objective exam Wea.er..............
use in the 1951-52 school year. We which can be graded with a score Weimer..............
feel, however, that the plan hasi card. For many disciplines this is Whan..............
one major drawback, it's too good' highly inappropriate, and is in- Wilkinson............
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Dudley Davies '53 discussing of next terms educa- Culbert.............
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Secret . .
To the Editor:
EUREKA! Now at long last I
.know the secret guiding light
of The Laily's movie and drama
n i Q T iei h i F
Without expressing my views on
people who- reject radical ideas
because they are radical, I would
only note how Webster defines
the word: "1. proceeding from the
root. 2. affecting the vital prin-
ciple or principles." 'Null said?
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Mvake-up E'xarination for both
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Copies of the final examination
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.r . 'ti
It might be fun to listen to the Don Cos-
sacks for about twenty minutes; a whole
evening of them is a pretty large dish of
sour cream to swallow. Their mannered in-
terpretations of Russian music, whether it
was liturgy or folk-song, were all the same.
-Each number seemed to end with a quaver-
ing falsetto voice gradually dying away,
while a deep bass voice sang notes of un-
certain pitch. No music they sang came out
cleanly or simply, and the distortions were
even noticeable in the religious pieces: Kas-
talsky's Credo and Tschaikowsky's Legend
were rich in Fred Waring's choral effects.
(specially mannered was the exagger-
ated handling of dynamics; passages rose
and fell not through any expressive need
determined by the music itself, but ap-
parently out of the belief that a sudden
EVERY TIME there is a crisis the Allies
accuse each other of treating the Ger-
many of today as if it were an entirely dif-
ferent Germany-the Germany of yester-
day, or the Germany of tomorrow. It is true
that Allied policy has at times been danger-
ously ambiguous. But it is not at all cer-
tain that the western Germans would have
reacted any better to a consistent policy,
even if it had been a very generous one. It is
entirely possible that any coherent policy
would have been considered oppressive by a
people who are even more divided as to their
destiny than are the Allies in their attempts
to influence it.
The Allies now granted West Germany in-
dependence if it will share irp, the defense of
the free world. So the Allies finally have a
clear-cut policy - and the Germans are
panic-stricken. For five years they have
reproached the Allies for indecision and un-
certainty. Now they are busily rejecting the
nnhr oiaprl solutinn that has hen nffererl
forte or .rescendo was somehow charac-
teristic of the Russian feeling. I am will-
ing to wager that not many of last night's
be-booted Cossacks have seen a steppe
since Comrade Lenin disembarked at the
Finland Station. This in itself need not
have disturbed the authenticity of their
performance, but coupled with the ob-
vious age of the group-the hairlines
were high, the figures no longer were of
military svelteness-one was 'aware of a
distinct sense of decayed glory.
Neither was I pleased with the irritating
posturing and mugging of Jaroff. It seemed
such a waste of energy; all his military pre-
ciseness of gesture could not command pre-
cision from the singers. Their attacks were
sloppy, they rarely sang together in perfect
rhythm, and their general attitude on the
stage was one of tolerant boredom.' I am
sure they enjoy singing-especially in the
novelty numbers where they can imitate lo-
comotives or where the tenors can pretend
to be young girls picking berries or reading
love letters-but they certainly give the feel-
ing that they've done all this so many times
The high point of the evening, at least
from the audience's point of view, was the
kazatsky dancing. Two young men, dress-
ed in bright colors, skipped, leaped, and
threw out their legs with, great skill.
Whether this was really Russian I couldn't
say; it seemed authentic enough. Babu-,
shka, please put the samovar on.
This has been an eclectic week-end for
me, musically speaking. On Sunday after-
noon I found myself attending a concert of
the University Symphony Band. Under the
leadership of Professor William Ravelli, the
boys and girls of the wind and percussion
sounded fine. The program was interestingly
arranged to demonstrate the full and rich
resources of all the choirs of the band. A
trombone soloi, ,ave an eloquent perform-
of reviews, artfully entitled "Jab- criti.Ltite tines from
b um Edna St. Vincent Millay's AriaI Re:
selfadit, "ad tulyoriginalim- da Capo: "I am a critic; there is To the Editor:
self admits, "a truly original ex- nothing I can enjoy." AFTER WATCHING last Satur-
Bretson.oncTremarked ito mes while -Naomi Schlossberg. i'day night's game between
diverting himself with an ome- * * * Montreal and Michigan, I was of
let) Matheson's attention "has Calendar Plan the opinion that there were mapy
CaledarPl * -- hockey fundamentals that were
been brought to bear on the ener-hokyfnaetltatwr
gizing function of absoption and To the Editor, glaringly neglected by the Wol-
emission." Breton was busily ab- verine team throughout the three
sorbing the omelet at that mo- CONGRATULATIONS to Profs. periods.
mrnthemeeth watfuth, atd, s Huntley and Crary for their Although their brand of hockey
m H m w f and courageous plan to start the fall is still far superior to that played
a consequence; this quotation may term early and have it over by by the majority of college hockey
not be exact. I mention this be- Christmas vacation. The prospect teams today, there is no excuse for
cause others have asserted that of being able to leave campus in their failure to carry out what
it is in quite another bodily pro- December without a suitcase full appears to me, necessary require-
less that Matheson excels. But I of books, and return without a ments, for a smooth functioning
eaetisproblemwith the critics, head full of guilt complexes, fills team:
where it so rightfully belongs, me with awe. It would be the first (1) Complete lack of back-
My hope is thath Matheson time in 134 years anybody could checking down at the Montreal
can bear up under the strain of enjoy the vacation without feel- end of the ice. The Wolverines did
living (sic) in the midst of this ing like a criminal. not check the men from Montreal
"global miasma of doom that in- Seriously, the advantages far until they had reached center ice,
fects the civilization of the atom- outweigh the objections. The only and were by that time sailing at
ic age." Far too many of our pro- difficulty which seems at present top speed.
gressive young artists fail to do to defy solution is the predica- (2) Defensemen failing to clear
so, and, in their despair, turn their ment of freshmen entering in the the puck out of Michigan's zone
insecticide sprayers on themselves. second semester who would still on their own, but instead shooting
M. Matheson's would be a tragic be in the process of graduating it out to mid-ice where it was
loss. I recommend omelets, twice from high school. However even left for both teams to fight for
daily, if worst came to worst (although possession.
-Lee Schnore, Grad. there is no reason to suppose that (3) I am aware of the strategy
it would) and they had to wait involved, when the puck carrier
Calendar Plan . . . until the next fall to enroll, the shot the puck into the Montrealj
inconvenience would be more than zone, as he crossed the blue line;
To the Editor: justified by the thousands of dol- the value of the strategy wa-s lost,
lars the University would save in however, when there were noj
THE NEW calendar plan drawn coal bills during the longer Christ- other Michigan men following it
up by Professors Huntley and mas va- tion, not to mention the in to center out. This was a fla-
Cary is just what a good many of more ii.,portant elimination of the grant violation by the team, dur-
the students have been waiting for. unfortunate disruption of classes' ing the entire game, and as a re-
It's about time somebody thought two or three weeks before finals. sult the puck carrier was taking
of a way to eliminate the troubles Besides, many educators believe a ! an aimless shot that was cleared
which arise from the present sys- year of the cold cruel world out of the Montreal zone almost
tem. (W-O-R-K and all that), before as soon as it was shot in there.
We feel that nobody can deny college, enables the student to get (4) I -niust congratulate Mr.
that the advantages which the more out of his higher education. Pelow-it's a wonder he was the
plan would give far outweight the But the argument to end' all recipient of only one slashing
disadvantages. As for the disad- arguments is the elimination to penalty in view of the fact that
vantages, they could all be ironed the ridiculous marathon to get in I he was continually swinging that
out without too much difficulty. grades immediately after finals. stick in somebody's shins most
The athletic department .could It was around this season last of the game.
schedule a major portion of its year when I heard a prof describ- --Stuart E. Hertzberg.
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Maybe Gus the Ghost needs all
the rooms in his house, to do
his haunting in, Mr. O'Malley.
F FRifnhrnra noffam
It isn't that,
Actually, I've confined my activities to
this cozy back parlor. The rest of the
house terrifies me. Creaks and drafts-
You'll feel safe and
s ee from now on!
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