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Changing Women's Hours



"Let Nothing You Dismay"




THERE HAS BEEN a great deal of dis-
satisfaction among women students with
the restrictions which the University places
on their hours.
This dissatisfaction has generally ex-
pressed itself in mumbled complaints,
vague derisions and occasional hysteria as
. a coed realizes that it is 10:35. The front
door of the dorm is locked and she cannot
step outside for a breath of air without
setting off an alarm which she isnt sure
really exists. Still she is not taking any
But the grumbling and widely dispersed
mumbled complaints have had no effect.
They have not been voiced in a unanimous
complaint. The sentiment has been: We have
these restrictions and there is not a single
thing we can do about them.
This is far from true.
A quick glance at the first page of the
rule book distributed to all freshmen wo-
men coyly entitled "Judy Be Good" offers
the answer to any dissatisfaction.
"Judy, the rule book was made by you
or women like you," it says, going on to
explain about the Board of Representa-
tives who suggest the standards which are
voted upon by each woman of the Uni-
If a need for a change arises, Judy's wise
1:30 Permissiont
A LONG AS the University insists upon
its strict rules for coed closing hours
to "protect the women" the rules might as
well be made more consistent in purpose
and in substance.
Several times a semester all women are
given late permission because of a big
event on campus. However, the rules
specify that all other parties must end at
midnight and that women must be out of
men's housing units at 12 and men out of
women's dorms and houses by 12:25 a.m.
Obviously ony a small percentage of the
women with dates will attend the special
all-campus event. Most of the others will go
to fraternity, sorority or residence hall par-
ties or attend movies, games or other forms
of spectator entertainment that will end by
the stroke of twelve.
These couples then have their choice of
standing in the sub-freezing weather; spend-
ing money at restaurants-although they
may have just eaten at their parties; hudd-
ling in cars or private apartments, if they
have them, and possibly engaging in activi-
ties the University's paternalistic policy is
supposed to prevent; or just giving the whole
thing up and going home.
The fairest and most easily administer-
ed solution to the problem would be to
grant late permission to all groups having
parties on the nights of big campus af-
fairs and extend men's calling hours at
women's residences to 1:25 a.m.
This would keep so many couples from
being left out in the cold. --Alan Luckoff
WITH FINAL EXAMS looming in the not
too distant future, the traditional stu-
dent gripe against over-emphasis or un-
fairness in the grading system has already
In keeping with the old "everybody-
talks - about - it - nobody-does-anything
about-it" adage, many students will fail
to get their two cents' worth in at the
literary college conference on grading to-
The informal discussion, open to students,
faculty, and administrative officials, is not
held with an eye toward definite resolu-
tions but is rather an advisory conference,
the results of which will later be presented
in the form of a report to the college.
Despite the time-consuming pre-Christ-
mas round of activities, the literary college
conference merits student attention. It's
planned for student benefit; it will only be
as effective as their interest and attendance
make it. ---Diane Decker

counselor continues, "A subcommittee of the
Board of Representatives works jointly with
the Women's Judiciary Council to investi-
gate the proposal." From there the proposal
goes to the women for the three-fourths vote
Now the question arises-Just what do
the women want? Do they wish the rules to
be abolished? or simply to be modified? Do
they actually want any change at all?
Some have said that the hour system at
Michigan goes completely against the
grain of modern beliefs in the equality of
While college women are certainly no less
mature than others of their age, it is hard
to ask a loving mother to send her child, who
perhaps has never before been away from
home, out into the world of drinking parties,
illicit affairs and the worldly wise. The
knowledge that some sort of restriction, sim-
ilar to that at home, is being enforced, is
what convinces many mothers that perhaps
college won't be too harmful to her innocent
But the absurdity of the present Univer-
sity system comes with the continuation
of the same restrictions for the senior as
those for the entering freshman.
By the time a woman has been on campus
for several semesters she is qualified to judge
the number of hours of sleep and study
which are necessary for her individually, not
for her as a member of University woman-
hood. The sudden freedom of being away
from home is very likely to react on the
freshman as a feast might to a starving man.
He just can't get enough of that which he
was lacking. By the time a woman reaches
junior or senior status, however, she knows
how much freedom she can afford to take,
and she can choose wisely.
That she can make the right decision is
shown by the women of such schools as
Radcliffe, and Wisconsin where more leni-
ent restrictions are enforced. As freshmen,
women must observe hours such as all
University women here must keep. As they
progress, the hour they must be in the
dorm becomes later, finally reaching mid-
night or later for seniors on weekdays.
But it is up to the women themselves to
start the agitation necessary for the impetus
of a campaign to change women's hours.
They must show that there is a desire for
this change. Certainly the need is obvious.
-Gayle Greene
THE RECENT rash of speaker's gags was
poorly imitated last week by a profes-
sor who tried to ban a student from his class
for talking back.
Prof. Isaac B. Berkson of City College
of New York accused a student, Marvin
Sandler of holding subversive beliefs and
of "conduct unbecoming a student" and
asked that a notation be made on his rec-
ord to prevent him from getting a public
teaching position after graduation.
The incident began when Sandler said
that he didn't believe that slave labor camps
existed in the Soviet Union. At a request
for proof, he submitted his source materials
in Prof. Berkson's office the next day. In
the conversation that followed Prof. Berkson
said that anyone with Sandler's beliefs
shouldn't be allowed to teach in a grammar
or secondary school.
Up to that time, according to Prof. Berk-
son, Sandler had been arguing dispassion-
ately. At this, however, he retorted that
Prof. Berkson had no right to be teaching
in any school. Prof. Berkson then ordered
him not to attend his class.
Sandler appeared in class the next day
and was ordered to leave. The professor
sought the support of the class, was ans-
wered by silence and dismissed the whole
Dean Egbert Turner has decided that
temporarily, pending final action on the
case, Sandler may attend the class.
It is rather interesting to note that the
course involved was Philosophy of Education.
-Felicia Browne

New Directions).

Giuseppe Berto.

GIUSEPPE BERTO, whose last book, The
Sky Is Red, received a good critical re-
ception, and was a middling best seller,
seems to be approaching maturity as a
Effectively employing a simple, almost
opaque prose style which we have come to
associate with post-war Italian novelists
(Moravia, Vittorini, et. al), Berto examines
the ravages of the war and its aftermath on
the social structure of a small village in
southern Italy.
Using the sensibility of the fourteen-
year-old peasant boy Gino, the writer
sketches the career of an outlaw named
Michele Rende (perhaps suggested by the
late Salvatore Giuliano) who, embittered
by the iniquity of the peasant's lot, at-
tempts to enforce land reform at the point
of a machine gun. Gino's romantic sus-
ceptibilities infuse the outlaw's activities
with a heroic glow that contrasts purpose-
ly with the negative results of Rende's
joust with the authorities.
The protagonist having been imprisoned
on a false charge of murder, escapes and
joins the partisans fighting behind the
German lines in the north. Returning to
the village he assumes his service has
absolved him of further punishment. His
sense of social justice, presumably broad-
ened by his contacts among the partisans,
is outraged by the post-war dislocation and
he leads an abortive expedition to expropri-
ate a large tract of tenantless land. This
failing, he again breaks jail, takes to the
mountains, and even in the eyes of the vil-
lagers becomes a brigand. After futile wan-
derings and constant harassment by the
police, he is finally betrayed by informers
and while carrying out a personal vendetta,
is ignobly shot down.
Except for one deviation, a somewhat
ingenuous and needless attempt to expli-
cate his social message (sharply implicit
throughout the narrative), Berto employs
the peasant boy Gino as first-person nar-
rator. This hackneyed device is used to
good advantage here, for it is Gino and
his generation that must effect social jus-
tice and land reform. Rende's way means
violence and inconclusive results, a hard-
ening of the status quo. It is up to Gino
and his contemporaries to bring about a
more equitable social order gradually, and
by pacific means.
Berto tells his story simply and effectively,
suppressing its inner tensions and conflicts
with a deceptively unsophisticated style
which heightens the intensity. If his judg-
ments are a bit naive, his narrative skill and
sense of scene deserve a wide audience.
-D. R. Crippen
* * *
Passos. (Houghton Mifflin).
JAY PIGNATELLI, bastardson of melting-
pot America, expresses the following sen-
timents in a final chapter entitled, "O My
America My New Found Land":
We've just scratched the surface of our
country; a newfoundland, he wanted to
be telling Lulie. Everything to be done.
It's still new and fresh as the day my
grandfather, a hair trunk on his shoulder,
stumbled down the gangplank off a bilgy
sailing ship .. . He wanted to be telling
Lulie, in words that weren't flannel in the
mouth, the yearning of a man who might
have been a man without a country
(Damn the United States: I never want
to hear her name again) for the country
of his choice that made him feel so proud
and humble when he saw the striped flag
Those words could be the confession of
John Dos Passos, liberal son of a big city cor-
poration lawyer, who damned the American
way in his giant trilogy U.S.A. in the mid-
thirties, then swung as violently toward sen-
timentalizing grassroots American democ-
racy in the mid-forties.
Before bringing Jay Pignatelli, illegitimate
son of a bigcity corporation lawyer to this
patriotic pass, Dos Passos takes him through
Europe, Harvard, and the ambulance corps
in World War I. Other familiar Dos Passos
country: cocktail parties with dilletante
leftists; a trial of anarchists who could be

Sacco-Vanzetti; a girl named Molly "whose
lips felt warm and strong under him"; a
girl named Hedda: "he felt grateful to
Hedda, because if he hadn't had somebody
to go to bed with during the final weeks of
the trial he would have broken down com-
pletely." A girl named June: "'Oh you're
lovely,' she mumbled as she threw herself
down on her back on the double bed." Then
finally there's Lulie, and we're back to our
starting point.
None of this means very much, because
Jay, like earlier Dos Passos creatures, is a
one dimensional wanderer in sexual, social
or intellectual worlds, where he forever re-
acts, but never acts. That is, he never acts
in the moral dimension so that his choices
have meaning.
Indeed, the world of Dos Passos is an
amoral one. The values of fidelity or be-
trayal, of courage or cowardice, of honor
or dishonor are never in issue; and I must
agree with F. R. Leavis that here must
lie the great tradition where memorable
characters come to life.
So the accident that Dos Passos' charac-
ters now salute the flag as the curtain slowly

University of Michigan
January 21 - January 31, 1952
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 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, Science, and the Arts, no date of examination may
be changed without the consent of the Committee on Examina-
tion Schedules.
Time of Class Time of Examination



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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
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Tuesday, Jan. 29
Monday, Jan. 21
Wednesday, Jan. 23
Saturday, Jan. 26
Monday, Jan. 28
Thursday, Jan. 31
Thursday, Jan. 24

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Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Tuesday, Jan. 22
Friday, Jan. 25
Monday, Jan. 28
Thursday, Jan. 31
Thursday, Jan. 24
Saturday, Jan. 26


The Leader .. .
To the Editor:
READ with interest the article
on State Auditor General Mar-
tin's comments the other night to
the Young Republicans. His state-
ments, quoted directly in The
Daily article, sounded strangely
familiar to me. At very best you
could call them the same vague
generalities which the Republican
candidates have been spouting for
several years now.
I am glad to hear that Mr. Mar-
tin is convinced that foreign
policy is "tremendously import-
ant." I am also glad to hear him
admit that "we are faced today by
another great power who will, if
the time is ripe, try to destroy us."
I was also tremendously impressed
by his profound assertion that
"we must lead with strength."
Of course when we get right
down to brass tacks we will have
to admit that Mr. Martin actually
said nothing at all which was new.
He has merely stated what gov-
ernment '.officials have already
known for a long time now.
When they go to the polls next
November to elect United States
Senator, the voters of Michigan
will want more than pretty words
and fancy phrases. They will
want a man who tells the people
where he stands on the important
issues of the day. They will vote
for the man who gives them the
answers they want.
Somehow I think that man just
might happen to be Blair Moody.
-Gene Mossner

IFC Stand ...
To-the Editor:
Finally, the IFC is putting up a
fight for its own rights. Distaste-
ful articles in the Daily have
claimed that the IFC has "ad-
mitted it doesn't have the power
to legislate the forced removal of
bias clauses from fraternity con-
stitutions." That is a lot of rot.
The power is there.
Why should the IFC pass laws
that may mean the removal of
fourteen houses from campus?
That would mean weakening its
own organization. Discrimination
cannot be stopped by legislation!
A national fraternity would rather
lose it Michigan chapter than doz-
ens of southern chapters. I know--
I tried-and I shall try again.
Eventually it will come, but it wil
take years.
You think the IFC lacks power?
Where does SL think its getting
all its power? It certainly is not
a representative group. People get
on the SL by who they know, not
what they know. How can a "cam-
pus activities group" like SL tell
another group what to do? Each
group has its own inherent power
to legislate in its own behalf.
You take care of your business,
SL. The IFC will take care of its
-Dick Tinker

These regular examination periods have precedence over any
special period scheduled concurrently. Conflicts must be ar-
ranged for by the instructor of the "special" class.
English 1, 2 Monday, Jan. 21 2-5
Psychology 31 Monday, Jan. 21 2-5
Sociology-Psychology 62 Monday, Jan. 21 2-5
French, 1, 2, 11, 12, 31, 32, 61, 62 Tuesday, Jan. 22 2-5
Speech 31, 32 Tuesday, Jan. 22 2-5
Spanish 1, 2 Wednesday, Jan. 23 2-5
German 1, 2, 11, 31 Wednesday, Jan. 23 2-5
Russian 1 Wednesday, Jan. 23 2-5
Mathematics 6 Thursday, Jan. 24 9-12
Zoology 1 Friday, Jan. 25 2-5
Chemistry 1, 3, 21 Saturday, Jan. 26 2-5
Sociology 51, 54, 90 Tuesday, Jan. 29 2-5
Political Science 1 Tuesday, Jan. 29 2-5
Economics 51, 52, 53, 54, 153 Wednesday, Jan. 30 2-5
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any neces-
sary changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
Courses not covered 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 credit
in any unit of the University. For time and place of examina-
tions, see bulletin board of the School of Murtc.
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any neces-
sary changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any neces-
sary changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
* * * *
College of Engineering
January 21 to January 31, 1952
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 period.
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 January 7th and January 12th for instruction.
To avoid misunderstandings and errors each student should re-
ceive notification from his instructor of the time and place of his
appearance in each course during the period January 21st to
January 31st.
No date of examination may be changed without the consent
of the Classification Committee.






Religious Survey

(Continued from Page 1)
tian must attend divine worship every Sun-
day no matter how he feels; that he must
pray regularly and consistently. In doing so
he may come to know the God in whom he
believes and can more fully do God's will
in his daily life.
* * *
MANY PERSONS identify the Episcopal
Church by its liturgical form of worship but
have little idea what it means. Each worship
service is ordered, following a regular scheme
in which all doctrines are expressed in the
course of a year. This year plan, the se-
quence of which evolves on the basis of
Christ's life, is known as the Christian or
Church's year.
The whim of the clergyman does not de-
termine the nature of the services; these are
prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer
where everyone can follow and take part in
them. The matters of ritual, however, are of
secondary importance, according to Mr. Lew-
is. In some Episcopal Churches there is more
ritual than others, some "high" and some
"low." The essential matters are belief in
God, in Christ and in the sirit of God.
There are no organizational ties between
the Church of Fnttland and1American

in a Diocese, of which there are about 150
in America. Over the Diocese is a Bishop
who is elected in convention by the laity
and clergy. This Bishop has not much auto-
cratic power and is concerned chiefly with
administering the convention's wishes and
representing it at official functions.
The national organization is run by a
General Convention, which meets every
three years. It is divided into two houses--
the House of Bishops, and the House of
Deputies, to which each Diocese elects
four clergymen and four laymen. This
group elects a Presiding Bishop who is
nominal head of the Church for six years.
He is only a nominal head, and serves
chiefly as a representative of the church.
Thus the whole structure is based upon
the parishes, who choose their own pastors,
elect representatives to the higher bodies
which choose the officials and ultimately
control the purse strings.
The similarity between this structure and
the U.S. civil organization is unmistakeable.
The parish equals the town and its rector
the mayor; the Diocese-the state, the Bish-
op-the governor, the General Convention
-congress; the Presiding Bishop-the Presi-
As a final matter of belief, Mr. Lewis

(Continued from Page 2)
Industrial Relations Club. Meeting,
wed., Dec. 19, Room 3-D, Union. Speak-
er: Professor Riegel. "Executive De-
Undergraduate Botany Club. Meet-
ing, Wed., Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., 1139 Na-
tural Science Building, featuring stu-
dent talks by club members. Officers
will be elected for the next semester.
Union Weekly Bridge Tournament.
There will be no tournament this
Wednesday. The tournaments will con-
tinue Wednesday immediately follow-
ing the Christmas holidays.
Ullr Ski Club: Meeting to discuss
Christmas vacation ski trip, Wed., Dec.
19, 7:30 p.m., Room 3-A, Union. No
Folk and Square Dance. Meet at Bar-
bour Gym, Wed., Dec. 19, 8 p.m. Every-
one welcome.
Electrical Engineering Research Dis-
cussion Group. Meet wed., Dec. 19, 4
p.m., 2084 East Engineering Bldg. Dr.
Norman Scott will speak on "Oscilla-
tions in Non-linear Systems."
Kappa Kappa Psi. Meeting, wed.,
Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., Harris Hall.
Congregational-Disciples Guild: Sup-
per Discussions Groups, 5:30 to 7 p.m.,
and Freshman Discussion Group, 7 to 8
p.m., Wed., Dec. 19, Guild House.

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Time of Examination
Tuesday, January 29
Monday, January 21
Wednesday, January 23
Saturday, January 26
Monday, January 28
Thursday, January 31
Thursday, January 24
Wednesday, January 30
Tuesday, January 22
Friday, January 25
Monday, January 28
Thursday, January 31
Thursday, January 24
Saturday, January 26
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C.E. 1, 2, 4; Draw. 3; Eng. 1
M.E. 136
Draw 2; E.E. 5; French
E.M. 1, 2; M.E. 82; Span.;
Math 6
P.E. 11
Draw. 1; M.E. 135
Chem. 1, 3, 21; C.E. 21, 22
P.E. 31, 32, 131
Econ. 53, 54, 153


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periods marked (*) provided there is no conflict.


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