THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1950
Atom Day Program
PHOENIX PROJECT officials have been
worrying about the outcome of Atom
Day, tomorrow, ever since they announced
it last week.
Not too many of them seem worried
about the outcome of the drive for
$6,500,000 which will begin then. In fact
they 'seem quite confident that faculty,
students, alumni and friends of the Uni-
versity will contribute generously to the
atomic research memorial,
What they are worried about seems a
small matter when compared to the month-
long national drive and its overall purpose.
Officials in charge of the Atom Day pro-
gram are afraid that it may flop here in
The talent that Project workers have
lined up should assure it of success. Aside
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the weriters only.
NIGHT EDITOR: CHUCK ELLIOTT
from outstanding speakers at nearly 200
meetings throughout the country, the pro-
gram here is an exceptional one with Gordon
Dean, chairman of the Atomic Energy Com-
mission, Sen. Ferguson, Pres. Ruthven, and
Fritz Chrisler on the schedule.
But Marv Lubeck, student chairman, and
other Project planners are still afraid that
Hill Auditorium will not be packed.
This doesn't speak too well for student
interest in the Phoenix Project. Having
had experience with University students,
they know that when David Lilienthal
opens this year's lecture series Hill will
be well crowded, And they know that any-
thing that seems connected with a Uni-
versity project will usually not get half
such a turn-out.
However students must remember that the
Phoenix Project originated from them and
is planned to honor those who have lost
their lives in war. As students jam the
stadium on Saturday to cheer a team that
represents Michigan, they should jam Hill
Auditorium tomorrow night in the same way
-and really for the same purpose.
Rushees, Take Note
HJAVING carefully read the legal docu-
ment concerning rushing regulations,
surrendered several facts on your personal
life and attended well-organized mass meet-
ings designed to better prepare you for the
two weeks of bargaining, today you are
ready to.sally forth and meet the Fraternity
Men eye to eye.
Make no mistake, it will be a tense, try-
ing period-a period wrought with anxiety
and frustrations. You, as a rushee, must
steer yourself against these obstacles.
With the idea of making it less trying,
we are listing a series of topics of conver-
Isation on which you should be prepared to
talk. Naturally this list isn't the final word
in rushing topics. Often some new topic
may - : added, and gad, if some fraternity
man doesn't think of it, who will?
The list is as follows:
1. Your name (if it's Dewey, pronouce
It loud and clear.) (Also during the social
call try to maintain a broad smile.)
2. Your home town and Ann Arbor resi-.
dent (if there is a lull in conversation at
this point, you might mention your room
3. Your field of concentration (don't
mind the snickers if it happens to be pre-
med, the 5,000 other freshmen pre-meds
get the same treatment.)
4. You might mention if you were vale-
dictorian at your high school. (It would
be strategically wise to save this point for
fraternities whose averages dropped below
5. Casually mention if dad was a for-
mer member of the fraternity (this will
be relatively important, when your per-
sonality is considered.)
6. Avoid wearing a striped tie and gray
flannels (you might be confused with the
regular members), but we would recom-
mend your imported tweed and hand-stitch-
7. Above all, remember to keep smiling,
names, rush alphabetically to avoid be-
coming confused about which fraternity
you are visiting and remember, Keep Smil-
(Any reprints of this article or any part
of this article' without the expressed per-
mission of the IFC will be considered a
blow against the grand old fraternity sys-
tem and will be dealth with accordingly).
Washington Merry- Go -Round
WITH DREW PEARSON
It Seems to Me
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Mr. Nuechterlein, a graduate
student in Poitical Science, has recently re-
turned from Europe. This is the first in a
series of columns he will write for The Daily.)
By DON NUECHTERLEIN
MERICANS are making a big mistake
f today in thinking that people in the
Western European countries are sold on the
principles of American foreign policy.
Some Congressmen have the idea that
because Uncle Sam has given billions of
dollars in economic and military aid to
Western Europe, this automatically as-
sures that these countries will uncondi-
tionally accept American leadership in
the struggle against Soviet Russia. Noth-
ing could be farther from the truth.
Europeans appreciate American aid since
the war and are wforking hard to make
themselves economically self - sufficient.
However, they are not convinced that
American planners fully understand the
problems involved and are therefore dubious
about our foreign policy in the cold war.
The impression I received during a year in
Europe was that Europeans think America
is still too immature in her international
thinking to carry out an effective program
to combat communist propaganda.
Overwhelming fear of another great
war is one aspect of European thinking
that many Americans simply do not
Those millions who lost their homes and
families during the German invasion and
occupation and then were subjected to the
devastation that went with the liberation
are so scared of another,such war that the
threat of a Russian invasion and a com-
munist dictatorship does not stir them as
it would people who never experienced the
war close to home. This fear of war also
explains the sentiment in some quarters of
Europe that there will be no active resistance
in case of war.
It seems to me that the Russians are
outbidding .us by realizing this anti-war
sentiment throughout Western Europe
and catching the ears of millions with
their peace campaigns. This propaganda
has its effect. It looks to many Europeans
as if Russia really wants peace while
America steadily prepares for war.
Secretary of the Navy Matthews showed
a remarkable lack of understanding of this
sentiment when he advocated that the
United States fight a preventive war against
Russia. Statements like his send a wave of
jitters across Europe and give the Commu-
nists the best propaganda weapons the?
could wish for.
Many Americans also fail to understand
the intense hatred and fear still felt
throughout Europe for the Germans. The
terrible destruction of two World Wars
caused by German militarism is not sa
easily forgotten in the ravaged European
countries as in the United States, where
there really was no war at all.
As a result, Europeans are deathly
afraid cx American proposals to rearm
Germany, lest we produce another Frank-
enstein monster. And many people in the
former occupied countries, France for ex-
ample, frankly wonder whether the Rus-
sians are any more a threat than a new
and powerful Germany.
Closely tied to this is the question of
Franco Spain. People who experienced the
terror of fascism at the hands of Hitler
see no reason why aid and comfort should be
given to Franco's regime simply because
1950 finds the West with another enemy.
Arguments that Spain is needed as a
base in case of war with Russia causes Euro-
peans to fear that American military plan-
ners will scuttle the rest of the continent
if the Red Army moves West. This prospect
certainly does not instill hope among our
friends in France and Belgium.
Finally, Europeans ,are skeptical of our
foreign policy because of the anti-socialist
campaigns in Congress and the American
press. Many West European countries have
Social Democratic governments and there
are strong socialist parties in the others. In
Denmark and Great Britain, for instance,
thees parties have done a lot of good and
won the support of many people.
Europeans feel that if America wants
capitalism that's her privilege; but they
don't want Americans trying to tell them
what is best for them. They want to work
out their own destinies, unhampered by
pressure and propaganda from the United
The conclusion, it seems to me, is that
Americans should stop acting like the par-
war,ent-guardian of Europe. Europeans are
much wiser in many respects than we are
and if we.hope to keep them as true friends
and have them as strong allies in case of
war, it's about time that we show a little
more understanding of the European point
of view on these issues.
URING the last year, says Chairman Mc-
Cabe of the Federal Reserve Board, con-
sumer indebtedness, including home mort-
gage loans, has increased by approximately
10 billion dollars. In other words, that much
money has been made available for spending
through loans and credits obtained to buy
goods and houses.
The Federal Reserve Board is already
preparing to stiffen the terms of its recent
order intended to curb installment buying,
and in cnoneratinn with the T-nnisin- yand
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The Week's News
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WASHINGTON-Stuart Symington, czar
of civilian mobilization and a city boy,
has got himself right in the middle of a
bitter, mud-slinging farm fight.
The most vituperative fight in Washing-
ton is between Secretary of Agriculture
Charlie Brannan, author of the Brannan
plan, and Allan Kline, president of the
Farm Bureau Federation; and this is
exactly the battle into which Symington
stuck his handsome, innocent head.
It all got started when Symington, whose
job is to mobilize labor, agriculture and in-
dustry on the home front, asked Secretary
THOMAS L. STOKES:
WASHINGTON - The growing moderate
type of progressivism in the South is
under threat in this year's Congressional
Regularly every two years in Congres-
sional primary elections, which are decisive
in the one-party South, there reappears a
long familiar movement to defeat progres-
sive candidates and substitute Democratic
conservatives who will join with Republi-
cans in Congress in the equally familiar
coalition that President Truman labeled
"obstructionists" in an "oddly assorted
The movement is by no means entirely
.native. Powerful financial interests in the
East, absentee landlords of Southern hold-
mgs, contribute to it as part of their politi-
cal business. A vote in Congress for their
interests from the South is just as good as
from elsewhere. In fact, it may be better,
because it splits and weakens the Democra-
tic party in its administration of national
affairs and also tends to discredit the Demo-
cratic party in other sections.
The slowly growing progressive move-
ment in the South is not only important
in that area, where it is needed to improve
the condition of its people, but it also has
national interest. For "obstructionist"
votes from the South affect people all over
the nation. President Truman recognized
that in his Chicago speech winding up his
cross-country tour by referring to the
"backward-looking Senators and Repre-
sentatives" who have "hobbled" the Ad-
Brannan for a list of farm leaders to serve
on his "committee on mobilization policy."
The list which Brannan sent him did not
include Allan Kline.
Brannan and Kline's Farm Bureau have
been feuding all over the nation regarding
the respective merits and demerits of the
Brannan Plan, but Symington, engrossed
with air power and stockpiling, hadn't
paid much attention-
So, completely naive and unsuspecting,
he appointed to his advisory committee the.
names Brannan sent him-Albert Goss,
master of the Grange; James Patton, head
of the Farmers' Union; and Murray Lin-
coln, active in the Ohio faction of the Farm
Bureau which opposes Kline and has en-
dorsed the Brannan Plan.
Immediately, more trouble than Syming-
ton ever knew existed began to rage round
his head. As Secretary for air he was in the
middle of the B-36-supercarrier fight. He
also carried the ball in the 70-air-group
battle. Furthermore, he labored under the
illusion that farms were placid, peaceful
places and that farmers were friendly, fence-
He was wrong.
He found out how wrong he was when
he got a telephone call from Scot Lucas
of Illinois, the Senate majority leader.
Lucas was sore. He had heard from Char-
lie Shuman, President of the Illinois Farm
Bureau, who also was sore.
Shuman had made it clear to Lucas that
Symington's boycotting of Allan Kline was
not going to be tolerated. And Lucas, in
turn, made it clear to Symington that he
had been guilty of an affront to the farmers
What was worse, this affront might alien-
ate the powerful farm vote in the state of
Symington promptly sent for Kline, asked
him to advise him on farm problems at any.
and all times, though he did not actually
make him a member of the "committee on
mobilization policy." Word that Kline is
now a "special adviser" to Symington was
promptly relayed to Secretary Brannan by
the Farm Bureau grapevine, and now Sym-
ington is in wrong with the other side.
(Copyright, 1950, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
Dry Cleaning The Mind
THERE IS no drawing the line between
physics and metaphysics. If you exam-
ine evervdav fa c t a11 nlv v n vou ar
"OH-I THOUGHT IT WAS ONE OF OUR NEW JETS"
ALL EYES focured on Korea last week as UN forces scored some of
their greatest triumphs of the war. On Capitol Hill things were
pretty quiet; Congress had adjourned to do some campaigning. Here
in Ann Arbor a decreased student body bought books, attended a few
classes and saw a football game.
*Around the World .
KOREA-After days of savage fighting in the streets of Seoul,
UN liberators finally chased the Korean Reds out of the ancient
capitol city. Seoul's capture was of major psychological and strategic
importance, and it touched off a UN victory parade through the town,
led by General Douglas MacArthur and South Korean President Syng-
man Rhee. After turning the city over to Rhee, MacArthur settled
down to consider plans for crossing the 38th parallel in pursuit of
the shattered Red forces.
Already MacArthur's Seoul-area troops had linked up with
those from the Pusan beachhead, leaving more than 50,000 of
the enemy trapped in the southwest and turning the North
Korean retreat into a "complete rout."
There was much talk of a quick end to hostilities, and uncon-
firmed rumors of a Red peace offer floated through the UN at
Flushing Meadows. One thing, at least, seemed certain; the North
Koreans couldn't last much longer without outside help.
POLICE FORCE-In an unprecedented action, the North Atlantic
Council approved the creation of a combined police force to guard
the North Atlantic community of nations from Soviet aggresion.
Western Germany will be guarded particularly under the new agree-
UNITED NATIONS-The UN Security Council finally o ered Com-
munist China a chance, after Nov. 15, to present its complaints of
American aggression in person.
Meanwhile, eight member countries urged that United Na-
tions action on unifying Korea be speeded up in order to give
Gen. Douglas MacArthurdauthorization for a UN drive north-
ward to the Chinese border.
The unification, proposed on Thursday by the United States,
would be embodied in a six-point program. The purpose of the
program is to make Korea into a free and independent nation, under
the guidance of all the United Nations.
THE WHITE HOUSE-President Truman penned his signature
to a 17 billion dollar bill for strengthening the defenses of the
United States and its allies. Later, Truman said the U.S. could not
afford to cut down its defense program after the Korean war ends.
FIFTEEN ROUNDS-It marked the end of an era in the sports
world Wednesday night when the fighting career of Detroit-born Joe
Louis was brought to a bloody, inglorious close. Louis was defeated
by Ezzard Charles in a 15-round bout for the world heavyweight
CRIME-In three cities across the nation state and Federal in-
vestigators were looking into big-time crime. In Chicago a U.S. Sen-
ate Investigating Committee stepped up its work after two investiga-
tors were slain in typical gangland style. Other investigators were
trying to uncover links between crime and politics in New York City
and Kansas City.
LESS PEOPLE-University enrollment has taken the first big
skid in five years. Incomplete figures, released by Registrar Ira M.
Smith early in the week indicated a ten per cent decrease in the
number of students enrolled. The campus population now stands at
18,527 as compared with 20,618 last year. The enrollment decrease,
however, was welcomed by campus officials whose job it is to find
classrooms and lecture halls enough to go around.
LANDMARKS SCRAPPED-Finishing a job begun soon after the
Haven Hall fire last spring, wreckers knocked down the last bits of
that building this week, in addition to finishing off Mason Hall and
I-A-Returning students, the male ones at least, had a new
institution to deal with-the draft. Questions concerning status have
kept local selective service information centers busy during the last
EXTRA-CURRICULAR-A year long study on the whole ques-
tion of first-semester freshmen participation in activities was launch-
ed by the Student Affairs Committee. The study came on the heels
of SAC's decision to waive the eligibility ban in the case of freshmen
in University Glee Clubs.
AVERAGE UP-Campus grade point averages for the past year
were revealed Thursday, showing, among other things, that eight
fraternities had failed to make the required 2.4 average. On the
brighter side, the overall campus average rose .01 of a grade point
over the previous year.
ATOM DAY-Governor G. Mennen Williams proclaimed tomor-
row as Atom Day throughout the state of Michigan. The proclama-
tion gives official recognition to the beginning of the fund-raising
campaign for the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project.
-Bob Keith and Chuck Elliott.
Robert Brown McGhea
Mary A. McPherson
June E. Moore
J. B. Mosteller, Jr.
Maribel J. Murray
Owen A. Noxon
Mary Ellen Nyberg
David J. Otto
James s .Peterson
Mary Jo Poitenhauer
Elizabeth A. Puglisi
Judith C. Raub
William A. Sadler, Jr.
Marvin J. Seven
Robert M. Schwarner
W. C. Shadford
Robert P. Skye
Walter K. Stanton
Edward M. Strauss
Tomas M. Straus
John Charles Strictand
W. W. Wilkinson
Joseph L. Zinnes
There are openings in both men
and women Cooperative houses for
boarders. Reasonable rates and
about three hours of work a week.
For information call: Person-
nel Chairman, 2-2218.
Doctoral Examination for Geo-
rge Sherman Wells, Biological
Chemistry; thesis: "Urinary Ex-
cretion of Histidine by Pregnant
and Non-Pregnant Individuals,"
Tues., Oct. 3, 313 W. Medcal Bldg.,
2 p.m. Chairman, H. B. Lewis.
Mathematics Seminar. Organi-
zational Meeting to arrange semi-
nars in the Mathematics Depart-
ment will be held Tues., Oct. 3,
Rm. 3011 Angell Hall, at 5:15 p.m.
Applications for Grants in Sup-
port of Research Projects: Faculty
members, who wish to apply for
grants from the Research Funds
to support research projects dur-
ing the current academic year,
should file their applications in
the Office of the Graduate School
by Mon., Oct. 9. Application forms
will be mailed or can be obtained
at Rm. 1006 Rackham Bldg., Tele-
Freshman Health Lectures for
Men: It is a University require-
ment that all entering Freshmen,
including veterans, attend a ser-
vies of lectures on Personal and
Community Health and pass an
examination on the content of
these lectures. Transfer students
with freshman standing (less than
30 hrs. credit) are also required to
take the course unless they have
had a similar course elsewhere
which has been accredited here.
Upperclassmen who were here
as freshmen and who did not ful-
fill the requirements are request-
ed to do so this term.
The lectures will be given in
the Natural Science Auditorium
at 4, 5, and 7:30 p.m. as follows:
ing to the idea of one God, in
comparison with the rise of mono
theism in Isreal and the bearing
of this development on the faith
of a man like Ghandi, who could
honor the New Testament and yet
feel no need to become a Christian.
Noncredit course, eight weeks, $5.
Prof. Leroy Waterman. Mon.,
opening Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. 146
School of Bus. Admin. Bldg.
Understanding Poetry. Based on
the belief that the understanding
of poetry is a stimulating experi-
ence, the informal lectures and
discussions of this course will af-
ford practice in reading a number
of poems representing the course
of twentieth-century poetry, Brit-
ish and American. Versification,
imagery, and the play of ideas will
be considered, with special at-
tention given to the work of con-
temporary American poets. Non-
credit courst, sixteen weeks, $10.00.
Dr. Donald . Hill. Mon., 7:30 p.m.
(Opened S t. 25) 171 School of
Bus. Admin. Bldg.
Chamber Music for Recreation.
A performance course to intro-
duce players to chamber music
and to fellow chamber musicians.
Participants are organized into
small ensembles, major emphasis
to be placed on performance ex-
perience of each group. Open to
University students and members
of the community, with or with-
out previous ensemble experience.
Prerequisite: ability to play easy
chamber works. Noncredit course,
eight weeks, $5.00. Prof. Oliver
A. Edel. Tues., 7 pm., (Opened
September 26) 1022 University
Semantics - Scientific Living
. Fundamentals of the science of
meaning with special reference to
the meaning of words as a guide
to successful living; the linguistic
bases of sane thinking and sane
conduct. Applications of general
semantics to the solution of per-
sonal and social problems. Le-
tures, demonstrations, and discus-
sions. Noncredit course, eight
weeks, $5.00. Prof. Clarence L.
Meader. Tues., opening Oct. 3, 7
p.m. 171 School of Bus. Admin.
Masterpieces of Music Literature
II (Music Literature 42). The his-
tory and analysis of selected com-
positions, both vocal and instru-
mental, from Bach to the present
day. This course may be elected
for two hours of undergraduate
credit or for no credit. If taken for
credit, the student must attend
regularly a weekly laboratory per-
iod. $16.00. Prof. Glenn D. Mc-
Geoch. Wed., 7 p.m., (opened
Sept. 27). 206 Burton Memorial
Choral Union Concert. Helen
Traubel, Wagnerian operatic so-
prano of the Metropolitan Opera,
with Coenraad Bos at the piano,
will give the first concert in the
Choral Union Series Thurs. eve-
ning, Oct. 5, in Hill Auditorium.
Her program will include composi-
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