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TIlE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 1951

We Mourn
The Loss

Crime Investigations

SHE CANCELLATION of the liberal arts
Honors Program will be a genuine loss
to this University.
With its broad humanitarian base and
emphasis on mature individual work, the
program came closer to reaching an edu-
cational ideal than any other course of
study to be found here. For students en-
rolled in it, it was a rich and rewarding
program, one which made their college
experience stimulating and challenging.
In addition the Honors Program was a
benefit to the University as a whole. It of-
fered clear proof that this University recog-
nized the need for a program devoted to
intensive study of the world's greatest think-
ers and writers in all fields. By supporting
such a program the University helped fur-
ther its own excellent reputation.
The reason given for dropping the pro-
gram is that its cost was out of proportion to
the number of students enrolled. Judging
from the statements of past students how-
ever, it would seem that the apparent lack
of response has been due to some external
factor-poor publicity perhaps.
But there is one encouraging sign: in de-
ciding to abandon the program, the literary
college has left the way open for a re-adop-
tion of it "at some later date should the
faculty of this college so desire."
What we assume this means is that an
attempt to trim expenditures combined
with a lack of wide student interest has
made the Honors Program seem expend-
able.
Some enthusiasm and interest in the pro-
gram on the part of present sophomores and
juniors might well result in the program's
being reconsidered. And certainly there must
be many more than the 40 or 50 students
deemed necessary for the maintenance of
the program who are anxious to see it re-
stored and to enroll in it. Too many of the
beneficial services available at this Univer-
sity wither away because they are unpubli-
cized rather than because they are un-
wanted.
On the other hand, this present lapse
may be just the thing needed to focus at-
tention on the Honors Program. If the cur-
rent withdrawal of the program draws at-
tention to its merits, an indication of this
interest may well result in its rebirth.
We would suggest that anyone who
would like to enroll in a program of this
type, or would like;to see it reinstated in-
form their academic counsellors or the
deans of the literary college.
If this interest is as widespread as the
merits of the program would indicate it
should be, the decision to withdraw it now
might well result in its reinstatement as a
stronger, more ital program.
-Roma Lipsky.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: RON WATTS

Government Ethics
IN ONE of the most moving and logical
speeches made in years, Sen. J. William
Fulbright (D.-Ark.) recently pointed up the
lack of morals in all phases of government,
Reporting to the Senate on the findings of
the RFC invstigations, Sen. Fulbright said
that his committee continually ran into
cases in which the letter of the law was.
upheld, but the spirit of it, the moral core,
was repeatedly ignored.
This brings up the larger problem, the
problem of the ever growing lack of mor-
als in the U.S., especially in the areas of
government and law.
The notorious five-percenters were the
first to be exposed, and then came that hail-
fellow-well-met, Harry Vaughn, presidential
advisor and influence peddler de-luxe. And
now this country is confronted with the big-
gest series of outbreaks in years, with the
RFC and gangland in general playing lead-
ing roles.
The present state of national morals can
greatly endanger our international position
as the bastion of Western Democratic ideals.
Our actions not only tend to prove to West-
ern Europe the truth of Russia's assertion
that capitalism is decadent and corrupt, but
also that we are immature and incapable of
world leadership. Russia has alredy had a
field-day broadcasting our domestic troubles,
and this has disturbed our allies greatly,
judging by their recent statements.
Internally, however, this lack of morals
can be even more detrimental. Our free
enterprise system seems to have descend-
ed to a get-it-at-any-price-but-stay-with-
in-the-law type of philosophy. This atti-
tude is prevalent in business and govern-
mental circles, because the money to be
had from clever dealing is a great temp-
tation. All it seems tlo take is a smart law-
yer and a few well satisfied government
officials.
But this philosophy has found practition-
ers in other phases of American life. The
basketball scandal and the state of amateur
athletics in general demonstrates how moral
decay can spread.
The ultimate result of the present situa-
tion can be the eventual destruction of this
country. Arthur J. Toynbee, the noted his-
torian, has long expounded the theory that
the fall of civilizations in the past has been
due not to external aggression but to inter-
nal decadence. And this country, unless
something is done immediately to correct
the present situation, seems to be heading
down the path to extinction.
From a legal standpoint, there Isn't much
Congress can do. If legislation is attempted,
a smart lawyer will sooner or later find a
loophole in it. Besides, it is difficult to legis-
late morals, especially when that legislation
is aimed at controllng the actions of so
many diverse elements.
Recognizing this fact, Sen. Fulbright has.
proposed the appointment of a committee
to be composed of such men as Robert
Hutchins, Walter Reuther and Reinhold
Niebuhr, men whose moral integrity and
wisdom are beyond question. If these men
are presented with the problem, a work-
able solution -could result, or at least
suggestions would be made that would give
Congress some idea of how to attack the
problem.
The difficulty in stemming the tide of
moral decay is obvious, but it is also ob-
vious that something has to be done to cor-
rect the existing situation. Let us hope that
Sen. Fulbright's proposed committee can
give us the answer.
-Gerald Helman

Referendum
TONIGHT the Union Board of Directors
.willconsider putting two controversial
"Women vs. the Union" issues on the ballot
in the spring election.
If they agree, students will have the
opportunity to say whether they think
women should be allowed to enter the
front door of the Union, and whether the
sacrosanct cafeteria will be generally
opened to escorted women.
And if enough students favor the ideas,
the restrictions may be removed.
At this moment, the Union Board of Di-
rectors have in their hands the chance to be
painlessly liberal. They don't even have to
commit themselves. Not many individuals
have this opportunity these days, and it
would certainly be to the Union's advantage
to seize it tonight.
The voting on the referendum should prob-
ably be limited to the men, as they are most
directly concerned-and, of course, if the
men wish the Union to continue as an ex-
clusive and somewhat retiring men's club,
they can indicate that too.
Somehow, I feel that the voting would

Key Committeemen
By DORIS FLEESON
W ASHINGTON-A remarkable aspect of
the Kefauver crime story is what it
has done personally for the committee mem-
bers. Especially Chairman Kefauver and the
ranking Republican, Senator Tobey.
The Kefauver group were not precisely
orphans of the Senate but neither party
chose to fortify with experienced members
the young upstart from Tennessee whose
crusading fervor seemed so inconvenient
for them.
Democrats were mad because they feared
-justly-the effect of turning Senator Ke-
fauver loose on the big cities whose political
machines are their allies. Republicans were
irked by their failure to force the crime
probe into the anti-Truman Judiciary
committee whose chairman, Senator Mc-
Carran, could be depended upon not only to
name such thoroughly political Fair Deal
haters as Senator Ferguson to its roster but
to cooperate fully with them.
Came the hearings which the nation's
housewives found better than Bingo. Be-
tween video and an exceptionally competent
counsel, Rudolph Halley, the Kefauver
committeemen now have national stature
and national audiences which their col-
leagues heartily envy. They have also dem-
onstrated an ability that will force its own
tribute as time goes on from the club to
which they have the honor to belong.
The biggest dividends are as usual the
Chairman's. Suitably situated by age and
state, Senator Kefauver is now an obvious
Presidential possibility, a party leader. The
politicos may scream but they need winners.
The most enduring triumph goes, how-
ever, to the veteran Tobey.
Time after time, the Bible-quoting New
Hampskireman punctured them with his
honest scorn and cut down to size their
smart lawyers.
"Your conscience isn't above the law,"
he roughly interrupted a smug "gambling
fever" dissertation by Brodson who was
explaining he didn't feel he was breaking
the law. Ambassador O'Dwyer felt the Tobey
lash when he tried to gloss over his call on
Costello and his subsequent effort to im-
pugn the Senator backfired badly.
Twice blase New York courtroom audi-
ences broke into forbidden applause when
the 70-year-old Tobey touched them with
his magic wand of New England evangelism
and moral fervor. "Tobey casts spell over
crime inquiry" were the headlines of a so-
ber New York newspaper.
This is something of what the young Ar-
kansas Rhodes Scholar, Senator Fulbright,
is trying to do with his proposed commission
to examine government ethics. The Ful-
bright approach is hardly practical, cer-
tainly too cerebral. But Americans were
brought up on the precepts which Senator
Tobey is not too sophisticated to proclaim
from Babylon. It is a safe bet that to the
parents of the nation he is by way of being
a hero.
It is some such voice which the country
has been waiting vainly to hear from 1600
Pennsylvania Aveiue.
On the occasions when he presided at
the hearings, Senator O'Conor, Maryland
Democrat, gave an impressive sample of the
skill he acquired as State's attorney. A po-
lite and handsome man, Senator O'Conor
never let the reins out of his own hands and
was always a match for the expensive law-
yers retained by the witnesses.
The committee hearings were unusual
also in their lack of political maneuvering
by any member in any situation. This is
really man bites dog.
(Copyright, 1951, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
Union Gambling
AMONG OTHER things, the Kefauver in-
vestigations uncovered a well establish-
ed gambling set-up inside the nation's labor
unions. And UAW-CIO president Walter
Reuther has urged that union members set
about cleaning up what he piously terms a
"disgraceful situation."

But Reuther's plan of ridding the auto
union of gambling will not work too well
as it stands now.
In his report to the group's national con-
vention now meeting in Cleveland, Reuther
recommended that the union's constitution
be amended to make participation in or-
ganized gambling grounds for removing a
UAW member from office. He is not, how-
ever, asking that a racketeering member be
booted out of the union.
This plan does nothing to loosen gambling
from the place where it has taken deepest
root-among the workers themselves, but is
aimed primarily at upper levels of union or-
ganization. It is among departmental union
representatives and men on the line, how-
ever, that gambling exists.
In 1948 the Chief Steward in the shop at
which I was working in a Dodge plant was
also chief bookie. Another worker ran the
departmental numbers set-up. The whole
thing was quite in the open. At a Ford plant
later, an elderly gentleman went wild on the
job one night, because he had won $1,000 on
the numbers.
It would be hard to say whether manage-
ment knew of these dealings. Reuther has
charged that racketeering could not exist
unless management condones it. And it is
doubtful that the foremen could not help
but realize what was going on. It is even
more doubtful that the unions were un-

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SECOND SEMESTER
EXAMINATION SCHEDULE
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
College of Pharmacy
School of Business Administration
School of Forestry and Conservation
School of Music
School of Public Health
June 4 - June 14, 1951
NOTE: For courses having both lectures and recitations,
the time of class is the time of the first lecture period of the
week; for courses having recitations only, the time of the class
is the time of the first recitation period.,Certain courses will be
examined at special periods as nQted below the regular schedule.
12 o'clock classes, 4 o'clock classes, 5 o'clock classes and other
"irregular" classes may use any examination period provided
there is no conflict (or one with conflicts if the conflicts are
arranged for by the "irregular" classes.).
Each student should receive notification from his instructor
as to the time and place of. his examination, In the College of
Literature, Scient, and the Arts, no date of examination may be
changed without the consent of the Committee on Examinations.

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etteP TO THE EDITOk
The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all letters whichtare 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 discretion of the
editors.
Honors Program .. lectuals been so willing to accept
an un-democratic idea that would
To the Editor: create an elite group "The best
-the good" who would lead.
PERHAPS SOME of those who The average man, the great per-
have seen the new LS&A cata- centage-he will fight. And the
logue have noticed that behind the "good" will become our gods.
announcement of the non-depart- Thsweaetlifote
mental program, "Honors in Lib- This, we are told, Is for the
eral Arts," there is bracketed the good of America.
words, "Omitted in 1951-52." Change a word of that and you
The indefinite suspension of have the totalitarian philosophy
The ndefnitesuspnsio ofall over again. Stalin said it. Hit-
this honors program is indicative er said it. "This is for the good of
of the University's lack of a con- the state.T
sistently forniulated perspective A s the state
of the ends and means of liberal And so the state which is Am-
education. It is a yielding to the erica will be preserved while the
distinctly American over-evalua- Idea of democracy we will be told
tionof seciaizatonat some future date, which was
tion of specialization, only a useful tool during an earlier
und e honors prgra o f r e t her period of history, is discarded.
two years of non-departmental Yet, who among us will select
study in a small tutorial group. the elite? Will a private business
The purpose was to enrich the stu- istering tests" devisece a system?
dent's philosophy by a systematic Will some Harvardian of the East
study of the Western liberal tra- or West select our future leaders?
dition, from Homer and the Bible Perhaps, with the proper advice
to Einstein and John Dewey. The from Mr. Huxley we can devise
study was focused around the at- them in test tubes.
tempt to give this intellectual But never fear. Here at Michi-
heritage ethical and political im- Btnvrfa.Hr tMci
port for the present day.i I gan the Elite lives. Only the lower
If education can be effective in third or half or three quarters or
saving our culture from its present ninety per cent will have to suf-
disintegration (both intellectual fer military service so that we
and social, national and interna- can continue to study
tional), it must primarily be de- What?
signed to give us an awareness of A revolutionary mood can be
what, after all, is worth saving pe nminoriongthatincom-
In the whole University, the hon- -Don McNeil
ors program was the only compre-
hensive approach to this great
problem,
This program could perhaps
well be criticized on the grounds ++ +' i
that tradition and ideals are in 1Ufl l
themselves blind, that more at-
tention should be given to the
hard facts of the present, which,
unknown, will inevitably frustrate:
the social idealist. While admitting
this shortcoming (which seems to
be a limitation more imposed by it
time than by intent), it is cer- {
tainly a lesser danger than the to- ; ., ia
day more common study of facts ,.
and techniques for their own sake .4
-a practice which, if not itself Sixty-First Year
vicious, has consequences con- byxstudentYeof
trary to the goals of liberal edu- Edited and managed b students of
trar t he the University of Michigan under the
cation. authority of the Board in Control of
The "Honors in Liberal Arts" Student Publications.
program was supposedly dropped
because of the cut in the Univer- Editorial Staff
sity's budget. But it is rather par- Jim Brown ... ........Managing Editor
adoxical that a college ostensibly Paul Brentlinger ...........City Editor
devoted to liberal arts should eco- Roma Lipsky .........Editorial Director
nomize by destroying the program Dave Thomas .i........Feature Editor
which is most consciously seeking Nancy Bylan ..........Associate Editor
advancement towards this goal. James Gregory .......Associate Editor
We may hope that the honors Bill Connolly .............Sports Editor
program will be soon reinstated. Bob Sandell ....Associate Sports Editor
Bill Brenton ....Associate Sports Editor
-Jack G. Barense Barbara Jans..........Women's Editor
* 4 Pat Brownson Associate Women's Editor.

MONDAY
TUESDAY

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Time of Examination
Monday, June 4 9-12
Wednesday, June 6 9-12
Saturday, June 9 9-12
Tuesday, June 12 9-12
Wednesday, June 13 2-5
Thursday, June 7 9-12
Thursday, June 14 2-5

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Wednesday, June 13
Thursday, June 7
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These regular examination periods have precedence over any
special period scheduled concurrently. Conflicts must be arranged
for by the instructor of the "special" class.
SPECIAL PERIODS

Political Science 1
Sociology 51, 54, 90
Economics 51, 52, 53, 54,
English 1, 2
Psychology 31
Sociology-Psychology 62
French 1, 2, 11, 12, 31, 32,1
Speech 31, 32
German 1, 2, 11
Russian 2
Spanish 1, 2, 31, 32
Zoology 1
Chemistry 4, 21 ,55

Monday, June 4
Monday, June 4
102 Tuesday, June 5
Wednesday, June
Wednesday, June
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61, 62 Friday, June 8
Friday, June 8
Saturday, June 9
Saturday, June 9
Saturday, June 9
Monday, June 11
Tuesday, June 12

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SCHOOL OF. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any neces-
sary changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
SCHOOL OF FORESTRY AND CONSERVATION
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any neces-
sary changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Individual examinations by appointment will be given for
all applied music courses (individual instruction) elected for cre-
dit in any unit of the University. For time and place of examina-
tions, see bulletin board of the School of Music.
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as and neces-
sary changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
College of Engineering
SCHEDULE OF EXAMINATIONS
June 4 to June 14, 1951
NOTE: For courses having both lectures and quizzes, the
time of class is the time of the first lecture period of the week;
for courses having quizzes only, the time of class is the time of
the first quiz.
Certain courses will be examined at special periods as noted
below the regular schedule. All cases of conflicts between as-
*igned examination periods must be reported for adjustment.
See bulletin board outside of Room 3209 East Engineering Build-
ing between May 16 and May 23 for instruction. To avoid mis-
understandings and errors each student should receive notifi-
cation from his instructor of the time and place of his appear-
ance in each course during the period June 4 to June 14.
No date of examination may be changed without the consent
of the Classification Committee.

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PRESENTING the Quintero brothers' com-
edy of love and jealousy, "Dona Hormi-
ga," La Sociedad Hispanica gave its re-
sponsive audience a diverting glimpse of
Spanish humor-in the original Spanish.
The story of a scheming but likeable
grandmother and her efforts to settle the
affairs of her young relations, "Dona
Hormiga" does not pretend to be outstanding.
This production was good because it did all
that a farcial comedy can do-it presented
static, almost stereotyped characters, put
them into ridiculous situations and compeed
us to laugh at their attempts to work them-
selves out.
Its cast had the unique problem of pre-
senting this fast-moving play at a slow
enough pace so that the entire audience
would understand what was going on. Ap-
parently, the actors had not solved this
problem. They sometimes slid into dull,
dragging scenes which seemed to go on for-
ever, while at other times they hurried
through their lines, neglecting to wait for
laughter, and soon leaving the audience
far behind. Aside from this difficulty, the
cast did uniformly well, with Don Sindo's
characterization of the suspicious adversary
of Dona Hormiga and the scene in the sec-
ond act between Angelines and Mauricio
contributing most to the success of the
comedy.
The Quintero brothers followed four
rules in all their writing. They thought
that a play must appeal to a universal
audience, must be in simple language,
must have style, and must be believeable.
On all these counts "Dona Hormiga" is
satisfying.
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of its
theatrical productions; La Sociedad is pre-
senting the comedy at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00
p.m. today.
-Mae Guyer-
Sometimes Hollywood's sense of the appro-
priate is a little baffling.

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MONDAY
TUESDAY

Monday, June 4
Wednesday, June 6
Saturday, June 9
Tuesday, June 12
Wednesday, June 13
Thursday, June 7
Thursday, June 14
Tuesday, June 5
Friday, June 8
Monday, June 11
Wednesday, June 13
Thursday, June 7
Thursday, June 14
Tuesday, June 12,

New Elite
To the Editor:
THOMAS WOLFE wrote "We
are lost here in America, but
we still find ourselves." Thus, 15
years ago an author described the
cancerous growth that seeks to
subvert freedom and it took 15
years for that growth to reach up
to where it ate at the final cita-
dels of the democratic concept-
the educational institutions.
Only in those terms can one
describe the so-called deferment
plan which 'is to give America
a supply of intellectuals-experts,
who will save democracy.
Never before have the intel-

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M. P. 5, 6, 115 *Monday, June 4
Ec. 53, 54, 102 *Tuesday, June 5
C. E. 1, 2, 4; Draw 3; Eng. 11, *Wednesday, June
M. E. 136
Draw 2; E. E. 5, 160; French *Friday, June 8
E. M. 1, 2; M.E. 82; Span.; German*Saturday, June 9
Draw 1; M.E. 135 *Monday, June 11
Chem. 4; C.E. 21, 22 *Tuesday, June 12

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Evening, 12 o'clock and "irregula'r" classes may use any of
the periods marked * provided there is no conflict.

BARNABY

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done while our TV set is not working

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