THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1951
THE Maaa IaHI1GAN DA 1ILY
TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 20. 1951
A NEW SYSTEM of rushing, tried for the
first time this year, was at first met
with extreme dislike by both sororities and
prospective rushees, but has since proven it-
self a boon to all concerned.
This system, in which rushing was held
during the two weeks following exams,
meant that the one week- of vacation be-
tween semesters would have to be for-
feited, and all sororities and rushees
would have to remain at school.
Now that rushing is over, however, this
main disadvantage of between-semester
rushing has been shown far supplanted by
Rushing is very time-consuming, and stu-
dents found in past years that it is often
an impossible task to competently make up
two weeks of neglected work. This usually
results in starting off the new semester at
least two weeks behind.
This year, Pan Hellenic has shown that
this all-important consideration of studies
can be avoided to a large extent, to the ad-
vantage of both the University and the stu-
Secondly, the period of rushing has been
shortened by four days from previous years.
Since there are no classes during the
first week of rushing, afternoon parties
can be held up to the time of registration.
In previous years, afternoon parties were
held only on weekends.
We know now that rushing during the
free week between classes is the fairest pos-
sible method. Pan Hellenic is to be com-
mended for initiating and carrying out this
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: RICH THOMAS
MATTER O F FACT
By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP
"Good News - We're Going Up More Slowly Now"
etteP TO THE EDITOR
The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and .will publish all letters which are 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
WASHINGTON-An elaborate diplomatic
pantomime is now being staged to con-
Svinrce the masters of the Kremlin that they
cannot safely launch an attack on Yugo-
slavia. A number of high officials, among
whom Secretary of the Air Force Thomas
Finletter is the most conspicuous, are pay-
ing visits in Yugoslavia and nearby Turkey.
The fleet is maneuvering in the Nvediterran-
ean. The question of the threat to Yugo-
slavia has been conspicuously raised in the
In his vitally significant Lincoln Day
speech, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey has boldly
urged that we be ready to meet the next
Kremlin aggression, in Yugoslavia or else-
where, with a declaration of war. There
are reasons to believe that the Governor
did not decide to speak out so forthrightly
without talking things over with his old
friend and ally, John Foster Dulles, before
As a service to its readers, The Daily,
in cooperation with the University's
Armed Services Information Center, will
publish a question and answer column
on the draft in this Sunday's paper.
The need for such a column has been
prompted by the existing confusion, mis-
conception and general lack of know-
ledge about draft laws and enlistment
Any information about any phase of
Selective Service m a y be obtained
throughthis column by sending the ques-
tion or questions to The Michigan Daily.
ON SATURDAY evening the playing of the
Budapest Quartet was markedly tense
and frequently harsh and unbeautiful in
sound. There was no major breakdown in
interpretation; * an ensemble as sensitive
and as musically experienced as the Buda-
pest never gives a performance marred by
errors of taste or by major distortions of a
composer's meaning. But the playing of
Mozart's D Minor Quartet was rigid and,
lacked the fluidity and grace necessary to
this music. The fast movements were taken
too fast for clarity, and in the concluding
set of variations the tempo set allowed for
only the most straightforward reading.
However, in the lovely Andante the group
showed the exquisite balance and delicacy
of feeling which make them the superb
instrument they are.
In the group of three pieces that fol-
lowed, Purcell's Chaconne, Schubert's
Quartettsatz, and Stravinsky's Concertino,
I liked the Purcell Chaconne best. Based
on a solemnly beautiful melody, it was
the kind of clear and emotionally ordered
music which makes no assault on the
nerves. On the other hand, the Stravin-
At The State...
STORM WARNING,with Ginger Rog-
ers, Ronald Reagan, Steve Cochran, and
THE WARNER BROTHERS, traditionally
against sin, take a stand against the Ku
Klux Klan in a film that is as disappointing
as only a potentially great film can be.
It is hardly conceivable that the same
people responsible for the first hour of
"Storm Warning" could have had anything
to do with the last thirty minutes.
With skill and restraint the heroine,
Ginger Rogers, is led into a situation in
which she must choose between her social
responsibility and the happiness of a
An outsider on a visit to a small town,
she is the only witness to the Klan killing
of a crusading newspaperman. She has
only to testify at the autopsy that the mur-
derers wore white robes and the County
Prosecutor, admirably played by Ronald
Reagan, will have the power to smash the
Klan. But if she exposes the Klan she sends
her sister's husband to prison or tothe
hangman. To further complicate matters,
Doris Day, the sister, is 1. "mad .about Steve
Cochran, her husband, 2. deleriously happy,
and 3. pregnant.
The heroine makes her decision and is
sick and ashamed of it in a powerful bit
at the end of the autopsy trial which would
have made an effective conclusion. But at
this point in the proceedings someone got
hold of a copy of Tennessee Williams
"Streetcar Named Desire," decided Cochran
would make a fine Stanley Kowalski, and
wrote the brother-in-law's part accordingly.
sky was a disturbed exercise in sonority
which to me had little meaning or content.
There was a great deal of fussing with
instrumental effects: it was as if Stravin-
sky were experimenting with various qual-
ities and volumes of sound without any
concern for their musical meaning.
The Beethoven Quartet in C-sharp Minor,
opus 131 was played with the same tension
and rigidity which marked the performance
of the Mozart. The tenseness here seemed
based on insecurity: there were lapses in
technique, and the first violin had consid-
erable trouble maintaining a smooth tone.
Yet there were wonderful moments: the
opening fugue, the theme and variations,
and the Adagio quasi un poco andante which
comes just before the wild finale.
* . * *
ON SUNDAY afternoon the playing was
relaxed, and the roughnesses of the
previous evening were gone. A 'perfectly
balanced reading of a Haydn quartet (Opus
20, No. 4) was followed by a finely shaded
performance of Ravel's Quartet in F. The
Haydn was a delight--the work of a com-
poser who understood completely the pos-
sibilities and limitations of the string quar-
tet form. In contrast to the Haydn, the
Ravel seemed overripe and, at least to my
ears, sounded badly written. A great part
of the quartet is thought of in orchestral
terms. Nor are the musical ideas themselves
first rate. The themes have that kind of
polish and sweetness we associate with some
of Ravel's French predecessors-the names
will slip out-with Massenet and Saint-
The final performance in the series was
Schumann's Quartet in A Major, opus 41,
No. 3. This is an undistinguished work
which ends with a characteristically irri-
tating march. In the final movement
Schumann seizes upon a strongly accented
rhythmic motif and repeats it until the
listener is numb. The double effect of
Schumann and Ravel made one realize
chat to hold the listener's attention and
observe the decorum of the medium taxes
even the craft of a Beethoven.
The performances of the Budapest in this
chamber music festival were uneven; they
were not, however, unsatisfactory musical
experiencese. If other quartets play with
a richer tone or with greater precision, we
must remember that the standards for
chamber music performances - balance,
self-effacement, perfect taste-have prob-
ably been set in our mind by the playing
of the Budapest.
Dulles left for Japan to represent Secre-
thry of State Dean Acheson in talks
about the Japanese peace treaty.
Finally, Secretary of State Dean Ache-
son, on being asked about the threat to
Yugoslavia, has publicly recalled President
Truman's statement of last Summer, that
any new aggression would "strain the fabric
of peace." All this is intended to add up
to the warning to the Kremlin to keep hands
off Yugoslavia, which was previously re-
ported in this space as under consideration
at the highest level of the Administration.
* * *
THE NEED FOR such a warning is clearer
than ever. The war preparations that
have been previously noted in Yugoslavia's
neighboring satellites, Hungary, Bulgaria
and Romania, are no longer the only omin-
ous signs in the picture. Rather precise in-
formation has come in, that the Soviets
themselves now have thirteen divisions in
the Carpathians and the Carpatho-Ukraine,
whence they could easily support a satellite
drive on Belgrade.
Moreover, it is now clear that all the
Soviet satellites in eastern Europe, includ-
ing Czechoslovakia and Poland, have been
increasing their military strength in re-
cent months. By a sort of creeping mo-
bilization, the total of men under arms
has been raised by 20 to 30 per cent, to
around a million and a half men in the
whole satellite region. This means that
the Kremlin has under its command be-
tween sixty-five and seventy satellite di-
visions i uniform. And these divisions
have been lavishly supplied with good
Russian equipment, including such heavy
items as Joseph Stalin III tanks and the
largest calibre self-propelled guns.
These Soviet measures afford a melan
choly contrast with our own effort. Yugo-
slavia is being subjected to severe internal
strains, by the need to mobilize for war at
a time when her economy has been shat-
tered by last Summer's fearful drought.
These strains in turn are making an at-
tack on Yugoslavia look like a far more
tempting project to the Kremlin.
* 0 *
YET IN FEAR of Congress, the State De-
partment held its request for aid for
Yugoslavia last fall to about $80,000,000.
And again in fear of Congress, the Depart-
ment is now pressing the Yugoslav govern-
ment to join the Marshall Plan, in order to
get an extra $100,000,000. It is now recog-
nized that Marshal Tito's government needs
thisadditional sum to keep going full steam
ahead. It is also recognized that joining
the Marshall Plan will cause grave diffi-
culties for Tito with his more doctrinaire
Communist followers. But the specters of
Senators Robert A. Taft and Joseph R. Mc-
Carthy are delaying and confusing the
straight-forward, business-like effort to
deal with the Yugoslav problem that ought
certainly to be made at once.
The same specters have unquestionably
influenced the elaborate diplomatic pan-
tomime of warning to the Kremlin against
an attack on Yugoslavia. The hesita-
tions of our allies across the Atlantic no
doubt had their influence also. But it is
impossible to repress the suspicion that
the real aim of all these moves has been
to make a very serious impression in
Moscow, but to avoid making much im-
pression on the Congress or the country.
Yet it is no use trying to impress the
Klemlin, if the Kremlin is perfectly aware
that the Congress and the country are not
impressed at all. There is no real reason,
moreover, to fear the blackmail of a Con-
gressional minority. It has been demon-
strated again and- again that the Congress
and the country are perfectly capable of
undertsanding what is at stake, if the issues
are explained simply and honestly.
(Copyright, 1951, New York Herald Tribune Inc.)
A King Returns
KING TRIBHUBANA has returned to his
throne in Nepal. Kings are not so nu-
merous these days but that rehabilitation
of one of them makes news even when his
realm is on the far-away slopes of the Him-
But King Tribhubana has been in the
news before. When he fled to India from
his capital at Katmandu last November
there was speculation that Communist
pressures were involved, as in Tibet to the
north. That does not appear, however,
to have been the issue.
The question seems to have been one of
obtaining some degree of popular govern-
ment in a state where even the King was
a figure-head while practically total power
was wielded by the hereditary Prime Minis-
ter, Mohan Shum Shere, Jun'g Bahadur
In the m . 1rl s iet re ltwhic h h
J-Hop Extra .
To the editor:
CONGRATULATIONS on your
Who are Hylas Prong and Alpha
Particle? Neither Fong nor Par-
ticle is in the Student Directory.
We need some good writers on the
Gargoyle, and I'd like to know
where I can reach these guys.
Managing Editor, the Gargoyle
(Editor's Note--They are the exclu-
sive property of The Michigan Daily
who, like ground hogs, come out
only once a year.)
Book Exchange .. .
To the Editor:
THE FOLLOWING appeared in
"The book Exchange will re-
main open from 10 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. today through Friday.
"Students may come in Thurs-
day or Friday to see whether their
books have been sold, Palermo an-
nounced. If unsold, the books
may either be taken back by the
owners or left with the Exchange
to be placed on sale again next
When I requested my unsold
books from Tony Palermo on Fri-
day, he 'said that the books had
already been put away and would
not be available until next fall.
I fully realize that the informa-
tion published in the aily (quo-
ted above), is not th same as
appears on the Book Exchange re-
W ASHINGTON-General Eisenhower may find himself in the em-
barrassing position of getting the Democratic nomination for
President in 1952, whether he wants it or not.
This leaked out of the White House after a private remark made
by President Truman to a political adviser, who had told him about
a plan on the part of anti-Truman Democrats-including Jimmy
Byrnes and Jim Farley-to nominate Eisenhower.
Mr. Truman's reply was a bit plaintive but apparently sincere.
"Well, if Ike wants it," he said, "I'll nominate him myself.""
This coincides with a statement by Speaker Sam Rayburn that
Eisenhower could have the presidential nomination on the Democratic
ticket-a statement made by a man who doesn't often cross wires
Meanwhile some of Ike's friends are saying the General will get
the nomination from both parties and force a realignment of Ameri-
can politics. One friend expressed it this way: "The times demand a
great man with wide personal appeal. Ike is the only man on the
American scene who can command this kind of following, and the
politicians know it. There are some in both parties who are ganging
up against him, but the public pressure will be so great in 1952 that
nothing can stop him."
* * * *
BETTER KOREAN INTELLIGENCE
THERE HAVE BEEN two highly important developments regarding
the Korean war. No. 1 is a vast improvement in our intelligence.
No. 2 is a series of backstage conferences regarding the vital question
of advancing beyond the 38th parallel.
U.S. intelligence is now so good that Gen. Matt Ridgway knew
exactly where the Chinese were going to hit when they staged last
week's drive on the central front. He also knew when the Chinese
would hit and their approximate strength. Only mistake he made
was in slightly underestimating Chinese strength.
As a result of this advance intelligence, Ridgway pulled 17 artil-
lery units into position and the Chinese communist armies walked
right into this ring of withering artillery fire. This was the reason
for the devastating casualties.
Reasons for General Ridgway's vastly improved intelligence have
been his careful patrolling operations to find out what the enemy
was doing, also excellent air observation, also a trip to Korea taken
by Maj. Gen. A. R. Bolling, head of army intelligence in Washington,
and Gen. Bedell Smith, head of central intelligence, MacArthur's
sometimes faulty intelligence had been in charge of his intimate
friend, Maj. Gen. Charles Willoughby.
* * * *
38th OR 39th PARALLEL
NERVOUS STATE DEPARTMENT CONFEREES, considering the
crossing of the 38th parallel, were almost bowled over when hand-
ed a recommendation from General Ridgway that he be allowed not
only to cross the 38th but proceed to the 39th parallel.
Ridgway argued that there is a bottleneck at the 39th parallel
which UN troops could hold much easier against Chinese counterat-
tack than at the 38th parallel where Korea is wider. This would mean
recapturing the North Korean Capital of Pyongyang and opening the
ports of Inchon and Wonsan.
General MacArthur, when consulted about the proposed advance,
was cautious. He didn't favor sticking our necks out in the Communist
den of North Korea, proposed limited patrols above the 38th parallel
But in Washington, the joint chiefs of staff are inclined to go
along with Ridgway's Droposal regardless of both the State Depart-
ment and MacArthur. Meanwhile no definite instructions have been
sent him and until he receives them, Ridgway's job, as commander-
in-the-field, is to use his own judgment.
* * *. *
THE SENATE DISTRICT COMMITTEE was short a few Senators to
make a quorum the other day, so clerk Ann Nionat hustled out
and rounded up enough Senators to start the meeting. The frist item
of business, ironically, was an economy measure that resulted in firing
Ann Monat ... Ex-Sen. Rufus Holman, Oregon Republican, borrow-
ed the telephone at the Senate guard's desk the other day to make
an appointment with Sen. George Malone, Nevada Republican. Hol-
man's name, however, didn't mean anything to Malone's office. Pa-
tiently the ex-Senator from Oregon spelled his name to the office of
the senator from Nevada, then sighed: "Such is fame."
CAPITAL NEWS CAPSULES
CHINESE COMMUNIST SHIFT-A significant report has leaked
out of China that General Lin Piao, whose troops are now fighting in
Korea, has been shifted to central-south China. This is the area that
borders Indo-China. Lin Piao is Communist China's most able and
trusted general, so his transfer from Manchuria may mean an immin-
ent Chinese attack on Indo-China. The Chinese communists may
figure that Korea is already in the bag, hence Lin Piao-can be spared
for new duties.
(Copyright, 1951, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
!Continued from Page 2)
Square Dance Group: Lane
Hall, 7 p.m.
U. of M. Young Republican
Club: Last business meeting be-
fore elections, Rooms 3MN, Union,
Pershing Rifles: Meeting, Rifle
Range, 7:29 p.m. Members and
pledges appear in uniform.
Women of the University Facul-
ty: The weekly teas will be held
on Tues. afternoons during the
second semester, beginning Tues.,
Feb. 20, from 4 to 6 in the Club
Ice Skating Club: Sessions have
been resumed at the Coliseum.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, from 1 to 3.
Canterbury Club: Wed., Feb. 21,
7 a.m., }Ioly Communion followed
by Student Breakfast.
Annual Brotherhood Banquet:
Wed., Feb. 21, 6 p.m., Lane Hall.
Speaker: Rabbi Morris Adler.
Students and faculty invited.
Make reservations at Lane Hall.
with DREW PEARSON
ceipts. B u t nevertheless th
Daily article should have been
binding on the Book Exchange.
Tony not only refused to retur
my unsold books, but also seemed
proud that next fall there.will be
1500 books ready for sale as op4
posed to this fall's 500. Tony
apparently forgets that the Ex-
change's obligation to the seller4
of books is fully as great as that
to prospective buyers. Next fall
I will probably be in the Army,
not the University. I, for one,
would like my books back NOW!
-Terence H. Benbow
* * R
Eisler Deviation . ..
To the Edior:
A NOTE ON the article on Ger.
hart Eisler in Sunday's Daily:
Sunday, Mr. Eisler publicly con-
fessed in East Germany his error
in deviating on several occasions
since 1933 from the pure Coin
munism of Stalin & co. He
promised to do better in the fu-
No doubt Mr. Eisler was refer-
ing to his dialetic error in Ann
Arbor, December 1947, when he'
said all he wanted was "What is
every man's right-theachance tat
explain my views".
The existence of such a right
has been questioned by Moscow
when used by any one other than
pure party members.
A Word From a Rushee
AS A RUSHEE I should like to
thank Mr. David Thomas for
being so kind in advising us about'
the horrible fraternities here at
Michigan. However, maybe we
feel that it might be a little more
bearable to become "carefree,
plagued by solicitators, smug,b
dragged b a c k to abominably-
.served banquets, anti-social, ra-
cial prejudice", and nearly a mor-
on rather than have to spend 3
more years at a place that offers
a bed, three meals (?) daily and
a cold atmosphere-all at a
-Richard D. Featherstone
Opera in English ...
To the Editor:
THOUGH I AM not in complete'
accord with some points in
Harland Britz's editorial, Opera
In English, I do agree that the
question is a provocative one. Mr.
Britz should be interested in
knowing that two operas, com-
posed here, with original librettos
in English, are'to be done at the
Student Arts Festival the week-
end of March 23. If, as in years
past, the floor is opened to dis-
clssion afterwardls, a cross-sec-
tion of opinion should be avail-i
able which ought to be enlighten-
tional meeting, Wed.,
7:30 p.m., League.
John H. Heflin, Dean of the
Ford Merchandising School, will
speak and present a film on
"Pr a c i ca Merchandising,"
Thurs., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m., Room
130, Business Administration;
sponsored by the School of Busi-
ness Administration and Alpha
Kappa Psi. Open meeting.
Michigan Arts Chorale: Regu-
lar rehearsal, 7 p.m., Wed., Feb.
21, Lane Hall. All members urged
Michigan Crib: University pre-
legal society: Meeting, Wed., Feb.
21, 8 p.m., League. Discussion on
life and work in law school. Pre-
law students invited.
Phi Delta Kappa, Omega Chip-
ter: Wed., Feb. 21, 6 p.m. Get
your meal in the cafeteria at the
Union and take it to the faculty
Ullr Ski Club: Meeting to dis-
cuss week-end ski trip. Movies.
Wed., Feb. 21, Room 3B, Union.
Ann Arbor Girls Club: Wed.,
Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., League.
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