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TUESDAY, MAY 29, 1951


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W HEN A legislative body fights as long
and confusedly as the Student Legisla-
ture did last week over an organizational
point, one would expect that they would
reach a well-considered conclusion. Perhaps
that is too much to expect.
The disputed proposal itself, which
would grant speaking privileges in the
Legislature to representatives from cer-
tain campus groups, was characterized in
these columns last Friday as "inocuou ."
So it shay be. But the fact remains that
it is a regression, possibly only ethical,
but a regression nonetheless.
Constitutionwise, the SL has never been
a body made up of representatives from
particular organizations. Five years ago,
when it first began, SL had the choice to
make between that system and one by which
each member is responsible to himself, in a
sense, and to the whole campus. The latter
course was chosen. At other schools, where
representative ogranizations were set up,
several legislatures and congresses have
since degenerated into factional battle-
This indicates, to us at least, that the
founders of the SL had the right idea. It
would be naive to claim that to partisan-
ship exists there, but it is not particularly
overt, and there seems to be no good reason
for wanting any more.
Yet the SL now blithely asks for out-
side representatives to come and sit in on
meetings, giving them the right to spealr
on any topic which "pertains to their or-
ganization." It is supposed that the chair-
man will decide what is germane and
what is not, but chances are that this may
be a ticklish question at times.
Of course, the new privilege may be ig-
nored, at least until the proper issue comes
up. Whatever happens, SL seems deter-
mined to let itself in for some trouble, to
say nothing of violating their founding prin-
-Chuck Elliott
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.


O r r ACTr

"Let's Not Underestimate The Danger Of Aggression!"




LONDON - The desperate crisis in the
Middle East has entered a new stage in
the last days. For the time being at least,
the scheme of an airborne landing in South-
ern Persia, to force serious negotiation of
the Iranian oil dispute, has been abandon-
ed. The result is a situation rather like the
situation that would be produced if a sur-
geon put aside all ideas of amputation as a
treatment for gangrene.
This curious development occurs at the
very moment when the British govern-
ment has ordered its only parachute bri-
gade to the Middle East. Later on per-
haps, if events do not forestall the deci-
sion, the idea of sending troops to Per-
sia may be revived. There are two reasons
for its present abandonment. The first,
and probably the most important reason,
is that the British government itself only
faced the gangrenous potentialities of the
Iranian crisis a little more than ten days
ago. Owing to earlier defense economies,
the R.A.F. is shockingly short of air trans-
port. Indian army troops are no longer
available to be rapidly shipped to the
scene of danger, as in 1946. The slender
forces now stationed in the Middle East
cannot be drawn upon for Persia without
running the gravest risks elsewhere, such
as an Egyptian attempt to seize the Bri-
tish base at Suez.
In short, when the British policy-makers
finally began to think about sending troops
to Persia, it was already too late. Eight,
weeks ago an adequate landing party might
easily have been got ready, just in case.
Now the logistical problems forbid anything
but a shoestring operation, y hich the Bri-
tish military authorities sha ply and very
wisely oppose except for the special, non-
political purpose of protecting British lives.
THE SECOND REASON, which is the atti-
tude nf the American government, is in
a sense w ermingled with the first. Inevi-
tably, the Socialist government here felt
almost physical revulsion against the pro-
ject of a Persian landing. They also felt,
perhaps correctly, that they could not at-
tempt such a project without minimum as-
surances of American moral support. Th&

issue was never thrashed out between Lon-
don and Washington at the beginning of }
the Iranian crisis. But American opposition
to any kind of strong measures in Iran was
sufficiently vocal to give the people here an
excuse for forgetting about the whole dis-
tasteful business, until this last fatal mo-
At the beginning of last week, Sir Oli-
ver Franks was finally instructed to raise
the question of a landing in South Persia
in a pretty oblique, nice nelly manner.
Both President Truman and the State De-
partment then opposed the operation, ex-
cept for the purpose of protecting British
lives. Staff studies here simultaneously
di.closed that the job could not be ade-
quately done in any case, owing to the
long previous neglect of needful prepara-
tions. Home the British accepted the Am-
erican view without argument but .no
doubt with the unspoken provision that
any really disastrous outcome in Persia
could be blamed upon the American atti-
Hope of avoiding a disastrous outcome
now rests on the attempt which is being
made in Teheran, to bring in a new Persian
government. An impression has been made
by the fact that the present Prime Minister,
the national front leader, Dr. Mohammed
Moussadegh, is quite plainly irrational. Aft-
er many weeks of talking about "negotia-
tion" when negotiation was only too ob-
viously fruitless, the need for a serious and
authoritative government to negotiate has
also been recognized in London and Wash-
Hene the British representatives in Te-
heran have been using all their remaining
influence with the Shah and other moder-
ate Persians in order to get a new govern-
ment; and the Americans have been rather
limply supporting them. At the moment, a
slightly frantic optimism reigns in London
about the prospects of this effort. But here
again, a shocking price is bound to be paid
for the long preceding delay.

College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
College of Pharmacy
School of Business Administration
School of Education
School of Music
School of Natural Resources
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 noted 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 tije 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, Science, and the Arts, no date of examination may be
changed without the consent of the Committee on Examinations.
Time of Class Time of Examination
(at 8 Monday, June 4 9-12
(at 9 Wednesday, June 6 9-12
(at 10 Saturday, June 9 9-12
MONDAY (at 11 Tuesday, June 12 9-12
(at 1 Wednesday, June 13 2-5
(at 2 Thursday, June 7 9-12
(at 3 Thursday, June 14 2-5







Tuesday, June 5
Friday, June 8
Monday, June 11
Wednesday,; June 13
Thursday, June 7
Thursday, June 14
Tuesday, June 12


(Continued from Page 2)g
Armstrong, 231 AH; Baker, 1035 AH;
Barrows, 1020 AH; Bennett, 1035 AH;
Bollinger, 2003 AH; Boltwood, 231 AH;
Brown, 1025 AR; Burd, 110 Tap; Carr,
1018 AH; Chandler, 1025 AH; Cherniak,
1025 AH; Cobb, 1025 AH; K. Cox, 1025
AR; R. Cox, 1025 AH; Coyle, 1025 AH;
Culbert, 2225 AH; Dickey, 3017 AH;
Dixon, 231 AH; Donaldson, 20142AH; E.
Engel, 215 Econ; R. Engel, 2225 AR:
Everett, 3011 AH; Felheim, 2013 AH;
Felver, 4 AH; Fletcher, 225 AH ; Foster,
3017 AH; Gilman, 2203 AR; Gross, 1035
AH; .Hampton, 3017 AH; Hendrick, 1007
AH; Hendricks, 16 AH; Hill, 209 AR;
Huntley, 6 AR; Maloff, 2231 AH; Mark-
man, 2003 AH; Marshall, 2219 AH; Mc-
Caughey, 231 AH; Miller, 1209 AH;t
Moon, 2203 AH; Muehl, 35 AH; Needham,'
229 AH; Newman, 2235 AH; Oppewall,
2003 AH; Orel, 3231 AH; Pace, 225 AH;
Paterson, 231 AR; Pearce, 35 AR; Pills-
bury, 108 RL; Pinkus, 35 AR; Ross, 212
AH; Shedd, 1053 NS; Simpson, 35 AH;
Slatoff, 2235 AH; Speckhard, 2029 AH;
Stockton, 2116 NS; Super, 3209 AH;
Swander, 2215 AR; Vande Kieft, 2016
AR; Walt, 18 AR; Weaver, 3010 AR;
Weimer, 2225 AH; Whan, 2029 AH;
woodruff, 2219 AH.
Seminar of Mathematical Statistics:
Tuesday, May 29, 3 p.m., in Room 2215,
in.stead of Thursday as normally sched-
uled. Mr. Rippe will continue his dis-
cussion on Lehmann's Notes on the
Theory of Estimation.
Zoology Seminar: John V. Slater will
speak on "Certain Aspects of Growth in
the Ciliatpe Protozoan Tetrahymena,"

gree of Master of Music. It will in-
clude works lty Bach, Mozart, Honneg-
ger and Beethoven, and will be open
to the public. Mr. Exon is a pupil of
Joseph Brinkman.
Student Recital: John Flower, Pian-
ist, will be heard at 8:30 Monday eve-
ning, June 4, in the Rackham Assembly
Rail, in a program of works by Bach.
Schubert, and Schumann. Played in
partial fulfillment of the requirements
for the degree of Master of Music, the
recital will be open to the public. Mr.
Flower is a pupil of Helen Titus.
Events 'od ay
Christian Science Organization: Tes-
timonial meeting, 7:30 p.m., Upper
Room, Lane Hall.
Congregational - Disciples - Evangeli-
cal & Reformed Guild: Tea from 4:30
to 6 p.m. at the Guild House.
Square Dance Group meets at Lane
Hall, 7 p.m.
Coming Events
Wolverine Club Trips:
Early reservations for next year's Illi-
nois and Cornell football trips can be
made today and Thursday at the Ad-
ministration building box-office, 1-4.30
Hillel:Applications for a' rempnera-
tive Sunday school position for next
Fall willabe accepted at the Hillel Office
in Lane Rall (3-4129).1

These regular examination periods have precedence over any
special period scheduled concurrently. Conflicts must be arranged
for by the instructor of the "special" class.

Political Science 2
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
Speech 35
Zoology 1
Chemistry 4, 21 ,55

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



THE USELESSNESS of negotiation
the existing administration, the
for somebody serious to negotiate with,


Washington Merry-Go Round


WASHINGTON-It has been kept under
lock and key for four years, but a
Senate report has been suppressed that
would have blown the lid off the politics-
ridden Reconstruction Finance Corporation
in July, 1947. Ironically, the Senators who
bottled up this sensational report are the
same ones who are now crying loudest
against the RFC.
This column has now obtained a secret
copy of the long-suppressed report. It tells
how the great Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
System borrowed $87,000,000 from the'
government and, instead of paying it
back, conspired with Jesse Jones and FC
officials to go into "ficticious" and "syn-
thetic" bankruptcy.
"After a review of the testimony at the
hearings and the documents in the files
presented before this committee," the Sen-.
ate Banking and Currency Report con-
cludes, "it is found that the B & O origi-
nated the. idea of its present reorganization,
persuaded RFC to accept the idea sometime
before April, 1944, and thereby involved RFC
in a collusive proceeding in bankruptcy."*
The suppressed report plus Senate hear-
ings of the Banking and Currency Com-
mittee is scathing in its criticism of the
RFC and the B & O Railroad. It tells how
Cassius Clay, Solicitor General of the rail-
road, denounced the "bankruptcy" as a
"fraud" and -"frameup."
A TOTAL OF three lawyers resigned in
"For ethical and professional reasons,"
says the Senate report, "Mr. Clay refused as
a lawyer to sanction a second B & O peti-
tion in bankruptcy. Two other lawyers ques-
tioned the good faith of B & O's proposed
bankruptcy proceedings-its veteran Gener-
al Counsel and law department head, John
J. Cornwell, and B & O's special counsel,
Henry W. Anderson."
The mystery is why these charges
against an important government agency
were suppressed. Obviously an $87,000,000
loan to a railroad is more important than

a $9,000 mink coat worn by a White
House secretary. Yet the mink coat has
become a symbol of RFC corruption,
whereas the loan to the Baltimore & Ohio
on which Uncle Sam is still owed $76,300,-
000 was hushed up.
Significantly, the Republicans were in
control of Congress during the Senate probe
of 1947. If they had acted then, the scandals
which have been exposed recently might not
have happened. Furthermore, if the Repub-
licans had published their report, instead of
suppressing it, they might even have chang-
ed the election results in 1948.
Yet the RFC was saved from exposure
chiefly by two Republican Senators, Cape-
hart of Indiana and McCarthy of Wiscon-
sin, the same Senators who are now de-
manding that the RFC be abolished. Rea-
son for their strange suppression was that
Capehart's friends were mixed up in the
1947 RFC scandal whereas President Tru-
man's friends and his secretary were mixed
up in the present RFC scandal.
conducted by Senator Tobey of New
Hampshire, Republican, then chairman of
the Senate Banking and Currency Commit-
tee. However, just as the report was finished,
he was called to the bedside of his dying
wife. Capehart took advantage of Tobey's
absence and hastily called a closed-door
meeting to pigeonhole Tobey's report.
More money was involved than in Tea-
pot Dome, yet it took only eighteen min-
utes for Capehart to order the report
locked up.
The meeting convened July 25, 1947, at 2
p.m., and adjourned at 2:18 p.m. Here are
excerpts from the secret minutes of that
fateful meeting, which, if it had voted the
other way, might have changed the course
of political history.
"Senator Capehart, acting chairman, ex-
plained the reason for the meeting, and a
general discussion was held regarding the
report, analysis of the loan of the Recon-
struction Finance Corporation to the Balti-
more and Ohio Railroad," the secret min-
utes state., "Senator Capehart suggested
that action on the report be postponed and
that Chairman Tobey present the report to
the Investigating Committee when it meets
to investigate RFC. Senaor McCarthy noted
that certain House committees because of
the rush of business had decided to do the.
same thing, and that he concurred with
Senator Capehart . . . Senator Capehart
suggested that no publicity be given to the
report and no announcement be made to

just as apparent facts in Teheran eight
weeks ago as they are today. At that time,
a combined application of Anglo-American
influence could have brought in a new
government with a minimum of risk and
commotion. Now, however, the situation has
worsened appallingly. Judging from here, a'
firm suppression of the Persian Parliament,
ruthless martial law, and a dictatorial rule
by decree constitute the minimum price of
any new government which is to enjoy real
control in Iran.
It is only too probable, moreover, that
the most determined attempt to install a
more rational and serious administration
at Teheran will touch off a rising by the
Communist Tudeh party, the only hard
organization in Persia. It is also quite
possible that the intervening deterioration
of the Persian army will permit such a
rising to succeed.
An even stronger invitation to Tudeh suc-
cess is the expedient now being considered
for use if Dr. Moussadegh manages to cling
to office, and proceeds with his plan of oil
expropriation. In these circumstances, since
a landing is now ruled out and the British
cannot really submit to the Moussadegh pro-
gram, economic sanctions are contemplated.
Specifically, it is planned that the British
will assert that the oil is still legally theirs,
and will intercept any tankers leaving Iran.
This will, of course, cut off the oil reve-
nues on which the Persian government de-
pends. But as was pointed out in a previous
report, the Iranian army will then be the
first sufferer. And if the only anti-Com-
munist force in the country is thus cut off
the payroll, the Tudeh are far more likely
to benefit than anyone else. In short it is
hard to imagine how this crisis could have
been handled to give the Tudeh a better
chance. We may get by, but if we do it will
be signal proof that providence sometimes
tolerates even the worst folly.
(Copyright, 1951, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)

and Charles C. Carpenter will speak on Graduate Outing Club: Outing and
"Comparative Ecology of the Common picnic at Kent Lake, Wed., May 30.
Garter Snake (Thamnophis s. sirtalis), Meet at club room, northwest corner of
the Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis s. sau- Rackham at 1:30 p.m. Bring swim
ritus), and Butler's Garter Snake togs and cars.
Th mnhia butleril in Mixed Po u-

(amamnopnis Dielimxu pvu
lations," on Tues., May 29, 7:30 p.m.,
Rackham Amphitheater.
Doctral xamnatin fr Jak N


Doctoral Examination for Jack N.
Peterman, Psychology; thesis: "Satis-
faction with Conference Decisions."
Tues., May 29, West Council Room,
Rackham Bldg., 2 p.m. Chairman, D.
0. Marquis.
Doctoral Examination for Bertram Jo-E
sep11 Eisenstadt, Mathematics; thesis:
"The Space of Inessential Continuous
Functions into the Circle," Tues., May
29, East Council Room, Rackham Bldg.,
3 p.m. Chairman, S. B. Myers.
Doctoral Examination for John Doug-j
las Eyre, Geography; thesis: "Salt from
the Sea: A Geographical Analysis of
the National and International Pat-
terns of Japanese Salt Production and
Trade," Wed., May 30, 11 Angell Hall,
10 a.m. Chairman, R. B. Hall.
Doctoral Examination for Richard
James Bard, Chemistry; thesis: "The
Effect of AtmosphereGases on the In-
terfacial Tensions Between Mercury
and Several Liquids," Thurs., June 7,
1565 Chemistry Bldg., 3 p.m. Chair-
man, F. E. Bartell.
Doctoral Examination for Roland
Hamilton Good, Jr., Physics; thesis:
On the Theory of Forbidden Beta-
Transitions," Sat., June 2, West Coun-
cil Room, Rackham Bldg., 10 a.m.
Chairman, G. E. Uhlenbeck.
Composers' Forum under the direction
of Ross Lee Finney, 4:15 Tuesday after-
noon, May 29, in the Rackham Assembly
Hall. The program will include com-
positions by Donald Scavarda, Courtney
Sherbrooke, Bedford Watkins, Thomas
Gligoroff, Theodore Johnson, and Jack
Hodin, School of Music students. The
public is invited.
Carillon Recital: Sidney Giles, As-
sistant University Carillonneur, will
play the Thursday evening recital in
the current series of programs present-
ed on the Charles Baird Carillon in
Burton Tower. It will begin at 7:15
and include the following: Prelude No.
2 by Giles, three compositions by Boch-
erini, Schubert and Mozart; Reverie by
Giles, Alfred Bells (Suite for carillon)
by Lefevere, and three religious selec-
tions, Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desir-
ing, Schubert's Ave Maria, and the
Welsh Air, All Through the Night.
Student Recital: George Exon, Pian-
ist, will present a program at 8:30
Thursday evening, May 31, in the Rack-
ham Assembly Hall, in partial fulfill-
ment of the requirements for the de-


All Marching Band Members are re-
quested to be present in full uniform
and with instruments at the Stadium
on Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. -to
resume taking pictures for RKO. Some
cars will be available for transporta-
tion from the Union about 8:45 a.m.
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Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any neces-
sary changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
Courses not eovered by this schedule as well as any neces-
sary changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
Individual examinations by appointment will be given for
all applied music courses (individual instruction) elected for cre-
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tions, see bulletin board of the School of Music.
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College of Engineering
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-
signed 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.
Time of Class Time of Examination


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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

Looking Back

HOPES FOR an early peace in Manchuria
mounted buoyantly as a truce promot-
ing delegation of the Democratic League ar-
rived in Nanking for talks with Nationalist
and Communist leaders.
* , *
TOMMY HARMON awaited the arrival of
blonde movie actress, Anita Louise, who
he is to escort to the Senior Ball. Miss Louise
was going to portray a Daily reporter oppo-
site the football player in the forthcoming
picture, "Harmon of Michigan."



any of

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 6
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
Evening, 12 o'clock and "irregular" classes may use
the periods marked * provided there is no conflict.


Revivals of


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