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Michigan Spirit
BACRS of the Ivy League, green beanie undergraduate scho
type of rah-rah have been making a States, that the bes
concerted effort to take over the Michigan Ann Arbor an hon
campus and replace such age-old spirit- their message, that h
makers as the P.Bell, the Arb and Saturday at Hill Auditorium a
night at the State. According to thes
These imposters first infiltrated the beanie, the only thin
campus two years ago when a few jolly- would, understand an
boys started to spread the idea that the would be an inten
average 18 year old freshman would not which would break
feel as much a part of the campus as the friendship between
older veteran had. cheerleaders at pep r
songs to replace "C
Obviously, these gentlemen claimed, poor, need big bon-fires,t
lost freshmen need to join tugs of war to snake-chaining aroun
believe Michigan is a friendly place. and-gold smeared we
These over-grown high-school rah-rah . Michigan spirit h:
men did not believe that dorm friendships, test of time. Witne
coffee in the Parrot and the freshman's active alumni orga n
excitement at belonging to the greatest state world. The members
university would suffice. were embued with ti
They did not believe that freshmen in a great school wh
would be proud to know that their school old Michigan spirit.
had some 'of the finest graduate and Sure the old grads
a.m. over a pinochleg
Arb, paddled canoesc
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily But they didn't needa
are written by members of The Daily staff rah spirit to make the
and represent the views of the writers only. years of college as son

cools in the United
t lecturers considered
orable spot to deliver
famous soloists appear
almost every month.
se proponents of the
g the incoming classes
d love about Michigan
se inter-class rivalry,
the old traidition of
the classes; roaring
allies, and boola-boola
College Days." They'd
the mass hysteria of
nd campus, the blue-
ekends at MSC.
has always stood the
ess the thousands of
nizations all over the
of these organizations
he kind of quiet pride
hich characterizes the
stayed up till 3 or 4
game, picnicked in the
over the Huron River.
an eastern-tinged rah-
m remember their four
mething pretty special.
Michigan school-spirit,
hese beanie-clad infil-
-Wendy Owen.


Let's maintain the:
and forcibly resist tI

Washington Merry-Go-Round

ASHINGTON-Under the new anti-
Communist law, any newspaperman can.
be put in jail for publishing secret docu-
ments. Neverthless, I am going to publish
- a confidential State Department instruction
which happens to be one of the most im-
portant issued in five years.
The secret memo is an instruction to
American delegates at the current U.N.
General Assembly, and it states:
tThe aim of this critical session is to lift
GA (abbreviation for General Assembly) out
of the debating society class and make it
an effective action agency when collective
defense through SC (abbreviation for Se-
curity Council) is frustrated ... to organize
GA effectively to deter further aggression."
In those 38 words is sunmed up the
most important reversal of American pol-
icy in years. In those 38 words is also spell-
ed out -the hopes for future peace in the
It is a reversal because at San Francisco,
where the United Nations was founded in
1945, American delegates insisted that the
new organization be dominated by the big
powers on the Security Council. At that
time we were just as strong for the veto as
the Russians. So were the British and
French; The veto was our joint and mutual
V* ..
At that time also, the smaller nations,
led by dynamic, farsighted foreign minister
Evatt of Australia, tried to curtail the veto;
tried to increase the power of the Geneli
New Zealand, Greece, Belgium, the Scan-
dinavian countries all fought for this prin-
They know what the veto meant. They
realized that when the big powers sat
down in the Security Council, they would
be just as deadlocked as on the Council
of the old League of Nations.
However, the United States, at that time,
.sided with Russia, and the Security Council
with its veto was made all-powerful com-
pared with the democratic General Assem-
bly where majority ruled.
This is what the State Department is
trying to reverse in New York right now.

For the American people saw what the
U.N. could do when Russia was absent
from the Security Council; also how sty-
mied the Security Council was when Rus-
sia returned.
But believe it or not, the countries now
dragging their feet are our best friends, the
French and British. With far less to lose
than we, they are proposing "constructive
criticism" which actually has the effect of
helping to pull the Russian chestnuts out
of the fire.
* * *
MANY Republicans didn't know this when
they voted for the new Communist con-
trol law, but under it the Justice Depart-
ment has the complete and unchallengeable
power to investigate such GOP senators as
Taft of Ohio, Jenner of Indiana, Wherry
of Nebraska and Watkins of Utah on the
ground that their voting records coincide
with left-wing Congressman Marcantonio
of New York.
President Truman has decided to appoint
Walter Gifford, former head of American
Telephone and Telegraph company, as
American ambassador to Great Britain.
Mr. Gifford was a member of Governor
Dewey's finance committee in 1948, and
was chairman of Herbert Hoover's unem-
ployment committee during the darkest
days of the depression, 1931-32, at which
time he was subject to considerable criti-
cism for inadequate proposals to alleviate
the breadlines.
Gifford has been an active money raiser
for the Red Cross, and is close to General
Marshall, the 'new 'Secretary of Defense
and former head of the Red Cross. In politi-
cal circles, it is reported that Gifford's ap-
pointment was inspired by Marshall.
Word of the Gifford appointment came
about when James Bruce, former ambassa-
dor to Argentina, who has long been prom-
ised :the London embassy, called at the
White House this week. Bruce, an active
money raiser for Mr.'Truman at a time
when Truman money was hard to raise,
had received a personal commitment from
the President some time ago that he would
be appointed as Ambassador to Great
Britain when Lewis Douglas, present am-
bassador, resigned. During the interim,
he served as ambassador to Argentina and
as head of the arms program under the
North Atlantic pact.
When Bruce called at the White House
this week, the President broke the news of
the Gifford appointment.
"A terrible thing has happened, Jim,"
said Mr. Truman. "The truth is, I've been
outmaneuvered. It's a terrible thing to
ask you, but I think I've got to ask you
to release me from my commitment."
"You're in charge of foreign policy, Mr.
President. "They've handed me someone I
sponsibility, and the most important one
you have. If you've found a better man for
this job, that's enough for me."
"No, that isn't exactly it," replied the
President. They've handed me someone I
don't know. He's- a fellow who's president of
the telephone company."
"Is it Walter Gifford?"
"Yes," said Mr. Truman.
"This is something that's got out of my
control," continued the President. "And
the real trouble is that you're suffering
from having been so loyal to me."
Bruce replied that he had ample to keep
him busy, with his own work in New York
and Baltimore, and that he had not been
looking for a job in the first place.
The two men parted good friends.

Sweet Talk
WASHINGTON-Our government is clear-
ly aware of the meaning of the currnt
"sweet" talk of the Russians at the U.N.
Assembly, which is exemplified by the trans-
formation of Jacob A. Malik into a chirping
Pollyanna from the villain role he played
only so recently in the U.. Security Coun-
cil for a wide television audience.
Russia's purpose, plainly, is to end as
quickly as possible the mess into which she
got herself in Korea and to press, under
the beguiling mantle of "peace" lovers,
for a settlement which will leave her still
in control in North Korea just as if
nothing had happened.
This we do not intend to permit, nor can
the United Nations, if it is to live up to its
commitments on Korea, which are for a uni-
fied government free of outside influence
and interference, Russia's or anybody else's.
** *
]0PAT AND patent have been Russia's
gestures, as, for example, the way Mr.
Malik grabbed at the first straw offered.
This was the visit of a delegation from the
Maryland Committee for Peace with its tai-
lormade questionnaire. In prompt and easy
"yes" replies to this questionnaire, Mr. Malik
came out blandly for a top-level meeting be-
tween U.S. and Russian officials to nego-
tiate on all differences and offered a pledge
that Russia would not use the atom bomb
first. Then he personally telephoned the
Associated Press to tell that far-flung news
agency all about it, an unprecedented action.
For hitherto it has been almost impossible
to get any Russian official to comment even
on the time of day or the state of the
Since Mr. Malik went through his act
before the U.N. Security Council in August
when he was its presiding officer, things
have happened, and happened quickly-
chiefly General Douglas MacArthur's land-
ing and advance across middle Korea: in
a pincer movement to cut off the North
Korean army and crush it between the
two United Nations forces. It may be
significant that Mr. Malik's "peace" stunt
with the Marylanders came just a few
hours before the capture of Seoul was
announced formally by General MacAr-
Our State Department has expected some
Russian maneuver and deduced ,that it was
not far off when, at the very outset of this
U.N. Assembly session, Andrei A. Vishinsky
and his associates, adopted a studied con-
ciliatory attitude.
We were prepared for it. Secretary of
State Acheson seized the first opportunity
to present to the Assembly his bold pro-
posal that it clothe itself with authority
to act promply to cdeck any future aggres-
sion, and replace the U.N. Security Coun-
ci, which again is impeded by the Rus-
sian veto.
Coupled with this were his bristling in-
dictment of the "new Russian imperialism"
and his brusque challenge to the Soviets. All
this was designed to rally the free nations
of the world and call Russia to account. This
obviously it has done, as shown by the
greatly stepped-up arms program for our-
selves and our allies, and now the bad news
for Russia from Korea.
* * *,
seeking to enlist the free nations to
counter in the U.N. Assembly, Russia's at-
tempt to wash out her North Korean ad-
venture with a quick "peaceful" settlement
that would settle nothing.
The future of Korea is to be a U.N. de-
cision. President Truman has adopted
that attitude,andwisely. Our aim now is
to see that Russia does not blithely get off

the hook by restoring the status quo. Korea
must be unified and Independent. Whether
this will mean that U.N. armies eventually ,
will cross the 38th parallel to take control'.
of North Korea is not -decided; but that is
being urged.,
The U.N.'s task is not simple. Peace, how-
ever arrived at, carries a magic appeal, and
Russia is playing that harmony on all
strings. Furthermore, we must necessarily
proceed with delicacy because of Russia's in-
fluence in the Orient and the tensions she
It is fortunate that we have projected this'
whole drama that so affects all of us into the
open in the U.N. Assembly.
(Copyright 1950, by United Feature Syndicate, .re.)
The .Best Memorial
The United States has properly and
promptly expressed its profound regret over
the unintentional bombing of British troops
on the Songju heights by units of the Ameri-
can air force. And the British are sufficiently
and sadly versed in the history of warfare
to realize that such things do happen in the
confusion of battle and to accept the re-
grets at face value.
There was, a particular difficulty present
in the Songju incident. The ground troops
and the airmen involved belonged to dif-
ferent nations as well as to different services.
They speak the same language, but with
marre rifferentac centA Their militr v

PubUcation in The Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
typewritten form to the Office of the
Assistant to the President Room 2552
Administration Building, ty 3:00 p.m.
on the day preceding publication
(11:00 a.m. Saturdays).,
VOL. LXI, No. 4
Faculty of the College of Liter-
ature, Science, and the Arts:
Meeting, Oct. 2, 4:10 p.m., 1025
Angell Hall.
1. Consideration of the minutes
of the meeting of May 1, 1950
(pp. 1597-1601).
2. Presentation of new members.
3. Resolutions for Professors
Philip E. Bursley, Walter F. Colby,
William A. McLaughlin, Amos R.
Morris, Hereward T. Price, Roy
W. Sellars, and Rene Talamon.
4. Consideration of reports sub-
mitted with the call to this meet-
a. Executive Committee-Prof.
I. A. Leonard.
b.' Executive Board of the
Graduate School - Prof. I. L.
Sharf man.
c. Deans' Conference - Dean
Hayward Keniston.
5. Program in Television. Prof.
G. R. Garrison.
6. Announcements.
7. New business.
Student Veterans who have ap-
plied for family housing at Willow
Village and are still desirous of ob-
taining housing at that Project are
asked to communicate with the
Willow Village rental office im-
Veterans who lacked Certificates
of Eligibility at the time of regis-
tration and who obtained tuition
loans from the University, are
reminded to bring their certifi-
cates, upon receipt, to the Veterans
Service Bureau, 555 Administra-
tion Building, where authorization
for the cancellation of the loan
may be obtained.
Social chairmen and program
chairmen of student organizations
are requested to calendar activi-
ties so as to avoid falling within
the ten days prior to a final exam-
ination period. (Committee on
Student Affairs, May, 1950). The
final examination period for the
current semester begins January
Social events sponsored by stu-
dent organizations at which both
men and women are to be present
must be approved by the Dean of
Students. Application forms and
a copy of regulations governing
these events may be secured in the
Office of Student Affairs, 1020
Administration Bldg. Requests for
approval must be submitted to
that office no later than noon of
the Monday before the event is
scheduled. A list of approved so-
cial events will be published in The
Daily Official Bulletin on Wednes-
day of each week.
Approved student sponsored so-
cIal events for the coming week-
September 29:
Adams House, Alpha Delta Pi,
Angell House-Lloyd House, Betsy
Barbour-Michigan House, Cong.
Disciples, Evang. and Ref. Guild,

"You Know, That Cold War Wasn't So Bad"

The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all letters whichsare 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 edited or withheld from publication at the discretioh of the


Kappa Nu; Kappa Sigma, Mosher
Hall, Women's Physical Education
September 30:
Acacia, Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha
Epsilon Pi, Alpha Kappa Kappa,
Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Sigma
Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Anderson
House, Chicago House, Chi Phi,
Delta Chi, Delta Sigma Delta,
Delta Sigma P.
Delta Tau Delta, Delta Upsilon,
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Michigan
Christian Fellowship, Phi Chi, Phi
Delta Phi, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi
Kappa Psi, Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi
Kappa Tau, Phi Rho Sigma, Phi
Sigma Delta, Phi Sigma Kappa,
Psi Omega, Psi Upsilon.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma
Alpha Mu, Sigma Nu, Sigma Phi
Epsilon, Theta Chi, Theta Xi, Tri-
angle, Victor Vaughan House, Zeta
Beta Tau.
October 1:
Alpha Rho Chi, Intercollegiate
Zionist Federation of America, Phi
Delta Phi.
Fraternities not operating houses
are requested to call at the Office
of Student Affairs, 1020 Adminis-
tration Bldg., for membership
forms for registration for the cur-
rent semester.
Standards of Conduct. All stu-
dents, graduate and undergradu-
ate, are notified of the following
Standards of Conduct:
Enrollment in the University
carries with it obligations in re-
gard to conduct not only inside
but also outside the classrooms,
and students are expected to con-
duct themselves in such a man-
ner as to be a credit both to them-
selves and to the University. They
are amenable to the laws govern-
ing the community as well as to
the rules and orders of the Uni-
versity and University officials,
and they are expected to observe
the standards of conduct approved
by the University.
Whenever a student, group of
students, society, fraternity, or
other student organization fails
to observe either the general
standards of conduct as above
outlined or any specific rules which
may be adopted by the proper
University authorities, or conducts
himself or itself in such a manne
as to make it apparent that he or
it is not a desirable member or
part of the University, he or it
shall be liable to disciplinary ac-
tion by the proper University au-
thorities. Specific rules of con-
duct which must be observed are:
Women Guests in Men's Resi-
dences. The presence of women
guests in men's residences except
for exchange and guest dinners or
for social events or during calling
hours approved by the Office of
Student Affairs, is not permitted.
This regulation does not apply to
mothers of residents. (Committee
on Student Conduct, January 28,
The use or presence of intoxicat-
ing beverages in student quarters
is not permitted. (Committee on
Student Conduct, July 2, 1947.)
Exchange and Guest Dinners
may be held in organized student
residences between 5:30 p.m. and
8 p.m. for weekday dinners and
between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m for Sun-
day dinners. While guest chaper-
ons are not required groups with-
out resident house directors must
announce these events to the Of-

McCarran Act ...
To the Editor:
a bit excited. Frankly, I'm
scared. I'm scared because of
what happened in Congress a few
days ago. That was the day that
witnessed a mutilation of our Bill
of Rights; Congress passed the
McCarran-Wood-Kilgore Bill over
a Presidential veto. That was the
day Langer collapsed and Douglas
sobbed. That was the day the
Washington wire service was
flooded with responses to Sen.
Lehman's plea for public support
of an eleventh-hour stand against
the bill. And when the smoke
cleared away, the legal founda-
tions of a Police State had been
prepared. American Fascism was
more than Just an idea by Sinclair
Lewis. That horrible bill was law.
The organizations that sound-
ed the alarm included the CIO,
fice of Student Affairs at least one
day in advance of the scheduled
Calling Hours for Women in
Men's Residences.
Men's Residence Halls: daily be-
tween 3 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Nelson International House; and
in fraternities with resident house
director, Friday, 8 p.m.-12 p.m.;
Saturday, 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. and
8 p.m.-12 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m.-
10:30 p.m.
University Lecture "The Ameri-
can Position in Korea." George A.
Fitch, LL.D., Secretary National
Council Y.M.C.A. of Korea. Rack-
ham Amphitheatre, 8 pam., Sat.,
Sept. 30. Sponsorship of the De-
partment of Oriental Languages-
and Literature and the Interna-
tional Center.
Academic Notices
Preliminary Ph.D. Examination
in Economics will be held during
the week beginning Mon., Nov. 6.
Each student planning to take
these examinations should leave
with the Secretary of the Depart-
ment not later than Fri., Oct. 6
his name, the three fields in which
he desires to be examined, and his
field of specialization.
Doctoral Examination for An-
drew Collier Minor, Musicology;
thesis: "The Masses of Jean Mou-
ton," Sat., Sept. 30, 808 Burton
Memorial Tower, 9 a.m. Chairman,
L. E. Cuyler.
Statistics Seminar: Organiza-
tional meeting, Fri., Sept. 29, 12
Noon, 3020 Angell Hall.
Latin 1, Section 1: 9 a.m. will
meet regularly in Quonset 3A, ad-
joining Waterman Gymnasium.
Latin 41, Section 1, will meet
regularly in 2013 Angell Hall.
Land Utilization Seminar-367:
Tues., Oct. 3, 7 p.m., 170 Business
Administration, and thereafter
during the semester.°
Events Today
Canterbury Club: 4-6 p.m., Tea
and Open House.
Newman Club: Open House, 8-
12 p.m. St. Mary's Chapel Club-
Coffee Hour: Informal social
hour at Lane Hall. 4:30-6 p.m.
University Museums Friday eve-
ning program: "Primitive Peoples
of America and Africa." Three
films: "African Tribers," "Africa,
Land of Contrasts," and "Giant
People: the Watussi," 7:30 p.m.,
Kellogg Auditorium. Displays of
artifacts, customs, and skeletons

of American primitive people on
second and fourth floors; open to
the public from 7 to 9.
IZFA: Executive meeting, 4:15
p.m., Union.
C.E.D.: Open meeting, 4:15 p.m.,
Room 3L, Union. Plans will be
made for this year's program.
U. of M. Women's Glee Club
extended tryouts. Freshmen, wo-
men eligible; 4 to 5 p.m., League.
Coming Events
Le Cercle Francals: first meet-,
mg has been postponed to Mon.,
Oct. 9, same time, Michigan Lea-

the AFL, The American Civil Lib-
erties Union, the American As-
sociation of University Professors.
The list included every liberal and
progressive organization in the
country. It also seemed as if every
important person I respect pro-
tested that bill: Thomas Mann,
Albert Einstein, Zachariah Cha.
fee( Harvard Law School), Pierre
Van Passen, Langston Hughes,
Bishop Brashares of Iowa. This
is what they said. The bill would,
"sweep away traditional American
concepts of civil rights. It would
place in jeopardy the right of as-
sociation and thus would termin-
ate freedom of assembly and the
right to petition the government
for redress of grievances."
These were serious charges in-
deed! Our President, not a man
for hysterics, said of the bill, "it
would open a pandora's box of op-
Portunities for official condemna-
tion of organizations and individ-
uals for perfectly honest opinions
which happen to be stated also by
the Communists ... the next logi-
cal step would be to 'burn the
The pattern of Fascism is uri-
mistakable. That's what Truman
is talking about. And when Tru-
man talks like that, I'm scared.
But fear should lead to activity.
The law can and must be declared
unconstitutional. All of us who
are interested in retaining our
vanishing civil liberties must cry
out loudly and clearly. I for one
would like to see some editorials
that don't pull punches. (Is the
liquor problem more important)
I'd like to read some letters that
lash out. To put it squarely, our
country has never before been in
such peril from within. And it's
not the Communist Party that is
the real danger. The hysteria that
bred and is being born of this law
may hit Ann Arbor if we are not
alert, informed and vocal.
Rumor has it that we are in for
a witch-hunt here, ala California.
But let us not wait around an
watch our democratic structure
crumble. There are things to do,
telegrams to be written, people to
speak to. As Professor David Hab.
er of the Yale Law School put it,
"Give a little time now, or in a
short time you will wish you had
given all your time. By then it
may be too late. By then such a
letter as this may be sufficient to
get me Iabled as "Subversive." I'm
scared, Mr. Editor and readers.
How about you?
Arthur Buchbinder '51
A GOOD society is a means to
a good life for those who corn
pose it, not, something having a
separate kind of excellence on its
own account.
-Bertrand Russell
FEW PEOPLE think more, than
two or three times a year; I
have made an international repu-
tation for myself by thinking once
or twice a week.
-. B. Shaw





The Weekend

In Town

THE 1950-51 football lid comes off when
Michigan plays host to Michigan State to-
morrow. Kickoff at 2 p.m.
ENJOY a whirl at the Union dance, a
regular Friday and Saturday affair. Frank
Tinker and his orchestra play from 9 p.m.
to midnight, both nights.
* * *
A KISS FOR CORLISS, with Shirley
Temple and David Niven. That madcap Ar-
cher girl in a merry manhunt. Today at the
A LIFE OF HER OWN, starring Lana
Turner and Ray Milland. Lana knows what
she wants, so does Ray. Tomorrow and Sun-
day at the Michigan.
Louis Hayward. Four-masted pagentry. To-
day and tomorrow at the State.
UNION STATION, with Bill Holden and
Nancy Olson. Suspenseful filmfare. Starts

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Pop, I'm bringing Mr. O'Malley
in.to talk to you and Mom-

I'm tired of this nonsensei
son. I'm busy reading-

___________________________________________________________ I' I

. You see, your dad and I don't
believe in Fairy Godfathers-

caaIwS~lS hTo 5ia2*4

This is absurd! I'll find
ways to.convince them!



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