THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1050
PAGE FOUR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1950
City Editor's <
By PAUL BRENTLINGER
WITH THE Korean campaign on the books
as another victory for American fight-
ing forces, the question of our attitude to-
ward military preparedness in the imme-
diate future becomes most significant.
We can fall into the "this is peace, let's
not worry about war" frame of mind. This
would be most consistent with our natural
inclinations. It would probably be most
consistent with the traditional American
way of life.
Unfortunately, it looks as if the American
way of life is rapidly undergoing changes.
Most of us realize that more Korean situa-
tions could easily develop in Formosa, Iran,
Indo-China, Greece and in many other plac-
es on the periphery of the iron curtain. For
the sake of international stability, not to
mention our own security, we shall prob-
ably have to maintain a large armed force
which can be moved to any of these vital
areas in time to prevent serious trouble.
Though we may realize all this, we still
are likely to have difficulty in adjusting our
way of life to the situation. It seems to take
a real shooting war with all its ugly violence
to get Americans aroused enough to do some-
thing about the situation.
Because we enjoy peaceful living so
much--because we prefer the freedom of
unrestricted civilian life to the restric-
tions of the military life-we usually want
Ito go back to normal as soon as the real
fighting has ended. Unless we can do this,
our morale suffers. This was demonstrated
clearly at the end of World War I when
many clamored for the removal of price
controls immediately, when we disbanded
our armed forces so rapidly, and when we
cut our military budgets to the bone. All
this time, I think we subconsciously re-
alized that the world situation was really
rather serious. . F
The virtual end of the Korean affair has
not helped the situation. We don't know
where or when we can expect a similar cri-
sis to develop. We are definitely faced with
the prospect of partil, if not total, mobili-
zation for war for a good many years.
This certainly is not a pleasant prospect
for us to face. But we can face nothing
else,fin view of world conditions.
Some day the long period of crisis may
end, so that we can enjoy a completely
peaceful way of life. Until then it is our res-
ponsibility as citizens of this country' and
the world to put up with a semi-militaristic
existence, despite our'deep dislike for it.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: BOB KEITH
WASHINGTON - Though Congress has
authorized President Truman to invoke
price controls, he continues to do nothing
about it. Meanwhile, the deadl yspiral of
inflation goes up and up, arnd the buying
power of the American people's dollar gets
less and less. m
The housewife probably doesn't need to
read this In the newspaper, but the na-
tion's market basket now costs her almost
20 per cent more than she spent to feed
her family before the outbreak of the
Korean war last June.
Here are a few examples:
Creamery butter is up 16 pe rcent since
June, while the average family's bread and
bakery bill has risen between 8 and 10
The price of bacon is up 16 per cent since
The family milk bill has risen about 18
per cent on a nation-wide average.
Round steak is up 33 per cent since June
-pork chops, 10 per cent.
A dozen eggs costs 70 cents and higher,
compared to 52 cents in June-an increase
of 32 per cent.
Coffee has jumped from 74 cents a pound
in June to 84 cents for better grades, or a
price boost of 13 per cent.
Black pepper, which cost only 3%/2 cents
a pound in 1939, now costs $2.66 a pound.
The wholesale price of cotton yarn has
increased 40 per cent in the last year, while
the price of a pair of shoes has risen 25
per cent since September, 1949, and 15 per
cent since last June.
The price of medicine has shot up from
25 to 50 percent.
Meanwhile, veterans of the last war are
finding it tougher than ever to buy the
homes which congress promised them five
years ago. Here are a few reasons why:
The President has tightened credit con-
trols on lower-bracket home buyers, but
he has done nothing about controlling the
soaring prices of building materials.
The wholesale price of lumber has jumped
25 per cent since June.
It is practically impossible to buy cement
at any price.
Window glass is up 12 per cent over last
Copper wire and other electrical and
plumbing equipment has risen from 10 to
20 per cent, while home fuels are 10 per cent
THOMAS L. STOKES:
Foreign Power Seeking To Influence U. S. Policy
WASHINGTON-Only a few months ago
Korea was, to most of us, just the name
of some far distant spot vaguely remem-
bered from our grade school geography, or
as the dim land about which we heard from
a returned missionary in Sunday school or
Now it is the, symbol.of another sudden
victory of American arms, and we are feel-
ing a bit cocky about it-we who have sat
so many thousands of miles behind the lines.
We knew "we" could do it all the time, so
quickly forgetting our shock and dejection
at the beginning and for tense weeks there-
* * *
BUT KOREA is more than another victory
of American arms, and we can't afford
to let ourselves forget that.
It is a milestone-the first real one-for
the United Nations. For it demonstrated
that, at long last, peoples of all sorts in
many lands could be aroused to act to-
gether to punish a ruthless violation of
the international rule of law to which we
had subscribed in the United Nations to
keep the peace.
It is a monument, too, to our country's
prompt and bold leadership in bringing that
about. Of that we can be proud.
What the U.N. has done, five years after
its creation, is sharply in contrast with the
way its predecessor, the League of Nations,
wilted and -crumbled under successive tests
-beginning much longer after its creation.
First, there was Manchuria in 1931; then
the challenges of the twin dictators-Mus-
solini and Hitler-when they pushed aggres-
sively beyond their bounds into Ethiopia and
the Rhineland. The League failed to meet
the test. It degenerated into a debating
society, with one final show of courage,
which came too late, when Russia invaded
* * s
IT SEEMED for a time that the U.N. might
get the conversational route, too, that is
so far as related to the big job of checking
Soviet Russian inroads; for it was doing
splendid work all the time through its var-
ious subsidiary agencies in refugee relief and
placement, rehabilitation, both physical and
economic, food and agriculture, education,
health and the like.
Korea changed all that, primarily and
originally because the U.N. was recognized
suddenly by our government as the only
means of salvation; but basically because
our government finally realized that the
people of the world, who had more faith
all along in the U.N. than the diplomats,
would back the U.N. up. It was, indeed, a
victory for people everywhere. Eventually
they can move their leaders.
Supported by such a showing, our state
department has moved boldly forward in the
U.N. assembly with the proposals to make
that an instrument, of itself, to check ag-
gression in place of the veto-hobbled U.N.
Security Council. And now that the col-
lapse of the North Korean armies has con-
fronted us with the immediate problem of
readjustment, we have taken the lead in
turning over to the U.N. the task of unify-
ing that country politically and restoring it
* * *
THIS WILL test the U.N., too. Likewise it
puts up to us very delicate political prob-
lems as a member of U.N. For we are on
test also before the peoples of the orient
with whom the Russians have been so ac-
tive. As an example of the sort of problems
before the U.N. and us, there is the land
question. The Communists were so influen-
tial with the North Koreans-finally to the
point where the latter were inflamed to
march-because of the division of land
among the peasants, who never before had
had a bit of soil for their' own, or much
of anything else. Does this land distribu-
tion stand, or will some 'compromise be at-
tempted with former big land-owners, or
Swhat? This perplexing problem is typical of
others which the U.N., and we as a member,
soon must face.
The U.N. must succeed in this second
stage if it is to retain the faith of the
people of the world. It must prove itself
in civilian administration, in peace, which,
in some ways, is more difficult than the
It has made only a beginning, though a
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Washington will be interviewing
at the Bureau of Appointments on
Mon., Oct. 9. Both immediate and
future employment of qualified
men and women is available in
the following classifications: naval
architects, marine, mechanical,
electrical, electronics and ordnance
engineers. Openings for draftsmen
of. various grades also exist. Ap-
plications for February graduates
will be accepted.
For appointments for the above
interviews call the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, Extension 371.
Doctoral Examination for David
I. Saletan, ChemicalEngineering;
thesis: "Synthetic Cation-Ex-
change Resin as an Acid Catalyst
in Continuous Liquid Phase Ester-
ification," Wed., Oct. 4, 3201 E.
Engineering Bldg., 3 p.m. Chair-
man, R. R. White.
Physical Chemistry Seminar:
Wed., Oct. 4, 4:07 p.m., Rm. 2308
Mr. Roswell J. Ruka will discuss
"Surface Oxidation on Metals and
History Make-up Exams for the
Spring Semester and Summer Ses-
sion: All students intending to
take make-up examinations in
history should obtain written per-
mission from the instructor by
Oct. 11, and then sign the list in
the History Office.
Mathematics 327: Seminar in
Statistics: Meet on Thursdays, 4
p.m., 3201 Angell Hall. Subject for
study this semester, "Wald's The-
ory of Statistical Decision Func-
ettepi TO THE EDITOR
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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 discretion of the
tration Building, 3-5 daily until
deadline Oct. 11.
Student Science Society: Open
jmeeting, 7:30 p.m., Rm. 1200
Chmistry Bldg. Speaker: Dr. W.
H. Beierwaltes. Topic: "The Use of
Radioactive Iodine," concerning
medical applications of atomic en-
ergy. New members are solicited.
U. of M. Flying Club: Open
meeting, 7:30 p.m. 1042 E. Engi-
neering. Free movies.
Michigan Union's weekly Bridge
Tournament will begin on Oct. 4,
7:30 p.m., Terrace Room, Union.
Students and faculty may enter.
Michigan Crib: University pre-
legal society: Open meeting, 8
p.m., League. Speaker: Dean E.
Blythe Stason, Law School.
Rhodes Scholarship Applicants:
Meeting of all those interested; in
applying for Rhodes Scholarships,
Fri., Oct. 6, 4:15 p.m., 2003 Angell
Hall. Application forms will be
given out at that time. For furth-
er inquiries consult the Chairman
of the Selection Committee, Prof.
Lionel, H. Laing, 2035 Angell Hall.
Economics Club: Open meeting,
Mon., Oct. 9, 7:45 p.m., Rackham
Dr. Paul W. McCracken, Profes-
sor of Business Conditions. "Econ-
omic Policies for a Warmer War."
International Center Weekly Tea:
for foreign students and American
friends, 4:30-6 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 5.
Residence Halls' Staff Institute:
Meeting, League, Oct. 11, 1:30 to
Beacon Association: Meeting, s
p.m., Thurs., Oct. 5,. League. Bri-
tishdEmpire and Commonwealth
students and faculty members in-
International Center: Board of
Governors meeting, in the Coun-
selor's Office, 4 p.m., Thurs., Oct.
Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity:
Meeting, Thurs., Oct. 5, 7 p.m.,
Union. Attendance of all members
Polonia Club: Get-acquainted
party, Thurs., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.,
International Center. Students of
Polish descent and those interest-
ed in Polish Culture invited.
U. of M. Sailing Club: Open
meeting, Thurs., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.,
311 W. Engineering. Movies.
FREEDOM in a democracy is the
glory of the state, and, there-
fore; only in a democracy will the
free man of nature deign to
GREATMEN are they who see
that spiritual is stronger than
any mnaterial force; that thoughts
rule the world.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
PECTACULAR may not be the word for
the first major painting show of the
season in the West Gallery of Alumni Me-
morial Hall. It should, however, be of com-
pelling interest to all students who enter
the University Museum of Art to view the
current exhibition before its closing date on
October 22. Most will find it a rewarding
experience to examine the fruits of their
contemporaries' creative endeavors. "ART
SCHOOLS, U.S.A., 1949" is a comprehensive
sampling of student art production from
25 institutions, whose geographical range
represents all parts of the country.
Does the exhibition offer a hoped-for
glimpse of the art of to-morrow? If so,
it will be no different from that of to-
day, for here is a shadowy reflection of
the professional art world of today-not
only in the technical competence that
sound instruction seems to insure for the
serious student of any ability but also in
the kaleidoscopic variety of expressive
means. The vitality and variety of the
"ART SCHOOLS" exhibtion, however, are
somewhat diluted by conservatism in the
selection of exhibits.
Indeed the show lacks the brilliance that
I suspect could be gleaned from the many
art schools of the country. The quality of
the works exhibited is conspicuously incon-
sistent. A few reveal talent; a gi'eater num-
ber are pedestrian, banal. Some evidence
of the derivative, as in William Chalkin's
Gottliebesque "Tryst at the Fountail," needt
not be deplored, but the general lack of
imagination requisite to the use of success-
ful formulas as points of departure for at
least individual variations is disappointing.
The relatively small number of non-objective
paintings, moreover, seems a betrayal of
the youthful spirit of experimentation.
As an example of the technical profici-
ency without the leaven of original expres-
sion Laurence Sisson's "Our Keeper's
House," with its quaintly-romantic land-
scape, suavely executed, indicates controll-
ed application of the non-conceptual fa-
culties. John Pagac's delicately-effective
minature "Self Portrait," for all its pre-
serving realism, altogether fails to match
Weldon Bailiff's similarly titled but more
exciting gouache as a visual experience.
My choice as least promising of the show
woud certainly be Bruno Sepka's "Man's
Houses," an uninteresting illustration. Seve-
ral of the abstracts, on the other hand, fail
to justify the all-too-beguiling delusion that
rejection of reality alone is sufficient to
But there is much excellence in the exhi-
bition. The lovely color of John Richard's
"Figure" catches the eye, and its completely
non-objective design, simply stated but sub-
tle, in contrast to the cluttered mediocrity
of "Meliorism," informs the inner eye with
increasing pleasure. Hubert Raczka's "In-
significance," a small boy's feeling for his
tenement environment expressed in paint,
is one of the more significant works of
the show. Then, with some hesitancy, I must
name a large oil that will meet with a more
controversial reception, the "Bird World" of
Robert Smith. Its deceptively naive fantasy
is at least a refreshing personal expression.
Michigan's two contributions can hon-
estly be called praise-worthy. Nancy
Wheeler's expressionistic "Mending Nets"
ranks among the better paintings, while
Theodore MacDonald's "Contents of
a Pocket," purchased last year by the Ad-
dison Gallery, is clearly a standout. Not
only unique in technique (apparently in-
cised through layers of ink and wax cray-
on) it has the unusual virtue of integrat-
ing amusing detailed motives-an ingrati-
ating proof of the compatibility of humor
with art-into a suberb composition.
TIME's reviewer described Ray Obermayr's
nostalgic "H o u s e by the Sea-
shore" as "one of the best in the show."
Although I must agree, I cannot concur that
it strikes "a low blue note characteristic of
the exhibition as a whole."
TIME' charges that the students did not
seem tn he having much fun T thinr it is
Numbers Switch ...
To the Editor:
UPON RECEIVING our student
football coupons for 1950, we
noticedan action photograph on.
the cover of same. This photo-
graph shows Wally Tninga's prd-
gress being aided by a block.
thrown by Al Wahl (No. 72). Up-
on examining the original photo-
graph we find that this player is
actually "Tom Peterson (No. 33).
With all due respects to Wahl, we
see no reason why Peterson's num-
ber should be altered to that of
Wahl. We think this is a helluva
--Arthur L. Ferguson '52
Sam V. Houghtaling '51E
* * *
To the Editor:
ONCE again, the Sunday-morn-
ing quarterbacks have gone in-
In Tuesday's Daily, Ralph Chris-
tensen surveys the Michigan grid
picture and decides that Bennie
Oosterbaan is not providing the
Wolverines with "the calibre of
coaching that a team playing in
the Big Ten requires."
It is true that Coach Ooster-
baan's teams have not been per-
fect.' His first squad (1948) only
won all of its nine games, the Con-,
ference crown and the mythical
Last year, his second squad tied
for the Conference title and
amassed a record of six victories,
two losses and one tie against the
stiffest opposition in the country.
Thus, in two complete seasons,
Coach Oosterbaan must be blamed
for 15 victories, two losses and
one tie. Bud Wilkinson of Okla-
homa, Frank Leahy of Notre Dame
and Earl Blaik of Army have done
better in the two-year span, but'
there's some question as to the
calibre of their opposition.
Mr. Oosterbaan's record would
certainly entitle him to a coach-
ing position at a school with a
better football rating than Slip-
perly Rock State Teachers College.
Mr. Christensen has failed to
recognize one basic fact in his at-
tack on the Michigan head coach.
Many of the men on this year's
team are sophomores. Many ot-
hers, in higher scholastic brac-
kets, have seen only limited duty
in the past.
Mr. Oosterbaan's basketball
teams were not the best in Michi-
gan history, it is true. I cannot
'say whether the fault was due to
poor material or poor coaching.
But because a coach fails to mould
winning cage squads, is that evi-
dence that he will be inept as a
football mentor? (I wonder how
Messrs. Leahy, Blaik and Crisler
would fare if they were to assume
the head basketball reins at their
Let's look at the situation in an-
other light. Mr. Christensen gra-
ciously conceded that Fritz Crisler
was an expert coach. He also said
that Mr. Oosterbaan was on the
verge of solving the Michigan tic-
ket problem-emptying the seats
by failing to provide good football
At The Michigan ...
KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS with
Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hob-
son, and Joan Greenwood,
Imagine an impoverished young man, who
is ninth in line for a dukedom and who de-
spairs of ever reaching' that lofty pinnacle.
Imagine further that in desperation, he de-
cides to take matters into his own talented
hands and remove these obstacles to his
succession. Add to this somewhat improb-
able situation the spectacle of a versatile
actor playing all eight roles of the obstacles
and you have the germ of a refreshingly
different motion picture.
This British import has all the aspects
of a farce and in this respect it is played
to the hilt. But its farciality has a subtle
universal quality about it that makes the
picture more than a playful spoof of the
stuffiness of British nobility. It makes
light of worldly ambition, the rigidity of
the British social system, marriage and
infidelity, among others.
The acting is both deft and infectious.
Dennis Price as the multiple murderer plays
the part along the broadest lines possible
and succeeds handsomely. Alec Guinness
in essaying the difficult role of the eight
victims, has a histrionic field-day and al-
most succeeds in bringing it off. He is es-
pecially hilarious in portraying an enfeebled
anA cli 1. 1-fl10 al lhlo r1.+.anri+ h e ai-
abIL bulvub talugllr . la'G
see Michigan fall vctim to the
Spartans, financially if for no ot-
her reason. But I cannot condemn
Coach Oosterbaan. His record:
speaks for itself.
B. S. Brown
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Bureau of ,Appointrents Inter-
A representative of North Amer-
ican Aviation, Inc., Downey, Calif.,
will interview candidates on Oct. 9,
who are out of school and avail-
able for immediate employment,
for their Aerophysics Laboratory
(guided missiles). Appointments
should be made by Friday. They
are interested inbcandidates with
M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, and B.S.
with a high grade average, as
this is a research laboratory. In-
terviews will be held in November
for February graduates.
A representative of the Puget
Sound Naval Shipyard, Bermerton,
Student Recital: Emma Jo
Bowles, Organist, will play a re-
cital in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of
Master of Music at 8:30 p.m., Wed.,
Oct. 4, Hill Auditorium. A pupil
of Robert Noehren, Miss Bowles
will play works by Buxtehude and
Bach. Public invited.
7:15 a.m., Holy Communion fol-
lowed by Student Breakfast.
7:15 p.m., Schola Cantorum Re-
Wesleyan Foundation: Do Drop
In Open House, 5:30 p.m.
Michigan Christian Fellowship:
Bible Study (Fireside Room), Lane
Hall, 7:30 p.m. Topic: Romans,
continuing in chapter I.
Roger Williams Guild: 4:30-5:30
p.m., Midweek tea and chat, Guild
B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundation
Social Confmittee: Open meeting,
Union, 4 p.m.
Hillel Israeli Song and Dance
Group: 7:30 p.m,. Rm. 3-L, Union.
Michigan Arts Chorale: Mem-
bership is open in the Arts Chor-
ale. '-Interested students invited to
the rehearsal, Lane Hall, 7 p.m.,
Music for semiester sold at this
Michigan Union membership cards
may be picked up at the Union
Student Offices today, 7:30-10:00
W8ZSQ-West Quad Radio Club:
Meeting, 7 p.m., 5th floor, Williams
House. Election of officers.
Student Legislature Meeting: 7:30
1. Crusade for Freedom.
3. Cinema Guild.
4. WSSF-Phoenix Project; time
5. Allocation to Displaced Per-
Pick up full Agenda in SL office
A.D.A.: Open meeting, 8 p.m.
Room 3n, Union.
WAA Folk and Square Dance
Club: Meeting, 7:30 to 9:45 p.m.
Women's Athletic Bldg.
Cinema Guild petitions for film
sponsorships can be picked up an
returned by organization's offi-
cers in SL Office, 1020 Adminis-
Seminar in Applied Mathematics:
U Thurs.,;Oct. 5, 4 p.m., 247 W. Engi-
more of a desire to fil the 97a239 neering. Prof. R. V. Churchill will
seats' in the Michigan Stadium ison"A Modified Equation of
than Fritz Crisler. He is in the
midst of achieving an ambitious Graduate Students who plan to
and commendable sports program, work for the PhDdegree: Dr. H.
and the revenue from the sale of Hootkins will discuss the langu-
grid tickets are supporting his age requirements for the PhD de-
plans. ngree. Wed., Oct. 4, Rackham Am-
It must be granted that he would phitheatre. 7:30 p.m. All graduate
recognize poor coaching. If Mr. students who are working or plan
Oosterbaan were as inept as Mr. to work for the PhD degree should
Christensen indicates, we would attend.
today have a new head coach. ____nd-_
Of Mr. Christensen, and others
of his complaining ilk, I can only Concerts
ask serious thoui ht I hated to
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