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Washington Merry-Go-Round

PARIS - Biggest international guessing
game on this side of the Atlantic-now
that Ike has announced his date of depar-
ture-is predicting who will replace him.
Hazards of the game are increased by
the fact that the Joint Chiefs of Staff
and Eisenhower are at odds over the
successor, Ike wanting his close friend,
Gen. Al Gruenther, and Gen. Omar Brad-
ley favoring Gen. Matthew Ridgway.
"'Uncle Omar," as he is affectionately call-
ed in the Army, got a little peeved during
the Lisbon conference when Ike did not
come there himself but sent Gruenther-
for the obvious purpose of letting the other
nations get better acquainted with him and
breaking Al in at the job.
Uncle Omar's private reaction was: "Ike
ain't no king-maker." And he proceeded to
get his back up and root harder than ever
for Ridgway.

tions among the French as among Ameri-
cans. That's partly because one of the
main candidates is right here on their
doorstep; also because on the outcome of
the November elections depends the future
defense and peace of Europe ... . Euro-
peans make no secret of their belief that
if Taft is elected they mught just as well
fold up the North Atlantic Pact ... . Re-
gardless of the usual sniping at Uncle
Sam, there's a great deal of genuine
friendship for the American people among
the French. The Commies have done their
best to kill it, but they can't. For instance,
there is much interest in the Missouri
flood and sympathy for its victims.
Frenchmen find it hard to realize that the
area flooded is one-half the size of France!
.... Andre Picard, who helped organize
the French gratitude train, generously
wanted to start a drive among the French
people to help the Missouri flood victims.

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Pros and cons of the dispute are:

1. The Europeans like Gruenther, feel that
he understands their problems; also con-
sider Ridgway too much of a fighting man,
that his name is linked with a most un-
popular war, that even his paratrooper in-'
signia and the hand grenade on his blouse
link him-distastefully-with war. And few
Americans appreciate how little Europe
wants war.
The Joint Chiefs in Washington consid-
er Gruenther too young, and handicapped
by lack of combat experiences; that Ridg-
way has shown great leadership not only
in battle, but in handling Japanese poli-
tical problems. They believe Europe needs
his dynamic, energetic personality.
Compromise now being discussed is to ap-
point colorful Field Marshal Montgomery of
England as Ike's immediate successor. This
would please the British. Then, after the end
of the Koorean war, Ridgway would replace
him. -
President Truman cruised down the Potomac
last week end, he took two significant visit-
ors along--Oscar Ewing, Federal Security
Administrator, and Clark Clifford, former
White House counsel, now counsel for Phil-
lips Petroleum and chief booster for its
friend, Sen. Bob Kerr of Oklahoma .. .Be-
hind this was the new Truman strategy of
grooming Ewing as the Democratic nominee,
with either Senator Kerr or Senator Russell
running for Vice President .... Ewing, a
true-and-trusted New Dealer, is hated by
the medical profession,- loved by labor and
minoritygroups. .. . Paradoxically he's in
the position of having been counsel for the
most powerful, conservative, pro-Republican
Aluminum Corporation of America; also was
lhe law partner of Charles Evans Hughes,
Jr. .. . Truman thinks that, despite Ew-
ing's crusade for compulsory medical insur-
ance and the opposition of the doctors, he
would make a great campaigner. In fact,
the President has told friends he personally
would make some special speeches attacking
the American Medical Association in Ew-
ing's behalf.
almost as much interest in the U.S. elec-
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writer only.
This must be noted in all reprints.

pointment with De Gaulle for an interview
but did not keep it. After the time was set
for 5:30 p.m., he sent one of his aides around
to explain that the interview must be off
the record. I explained that I was not much
interested in an off-the-record interview,
but the aide phoned back later to say that
"mon general" was adamant. In that case, I
replied, I was not interested in seeing the
General. That, I presumed, ended the mat-
ter. But at 5:45 De Gaulle's headquarters
called complaining that I was late, and the
interview was set for 5:30. "You have mis-
understood," I replied. "The interview is
canceled. I am not coming to see the gen-
eral." . . It was FDR who described De
Gaulle as fancying himself a "cross between
Joan of Arc and Clemenceau." Many French-
men still remember that description .... I
also recall Bob Parker's story of how De
Gaulle came to be where he is. In the spring,
of 1940, Bob, then representing the Associ-
ated Press, was in the lobby of the hotel at
Bordeaux as British, American and top
French brass were trying to evacuate ahead
of the on-rushing Nazi army. The U. S. mili-
tary attache to France, remarked to a group
of newsmen gathered in the hotel lobby:
"Where can we get a good French military
man to rally French forces in exile?" ... .
"There's General De Gaulle over there," said
Parker. "He's a pretty good tank comman-
der." . . .. Thus was launched De Gaulle's

Democrats A It
NEW YORK-Ninety-four votes in search
of a candidate were nominally commit-
ted last week end to a New York favorite
son who has never run for office, W. Averell
In the language of the financial world
from which he sprang, Mr. Harriman is,
however, just a holding company. When
the New York delegation becomes opera-
tional at Chicago in July, the story will
be different.
The plain truth is that the biggest bloc of
delegates to the Democratic national con-
vention has nowhere to go since Gov. Adlai
Stevenson of Illinois declared he would not
accept the presidential nomination. No other
candidate now in sight can bring that com-
bination of Labor, Independents, minorities
and women galloping happily to the New
York polls to overwhelm a whole group of.
what Jim Farley in an inspired phrase called
typical prairie states.
This being true, Boss Jake Arvey of Chi-
cago has seen his duty and will try to do it.
He has now publicly promised to lead a
draft of Governor Stevenson, let the chips
fall where they may in Illinois. Admittedly
this will annoy many of the boys in the
Cook County wards who prefer birds in
hand in the shape of Stevenson's re-election
as Governor.
By far the biggest potential ally of the
draft-Stevenson forces is the Republican
party. If it nominates Senator Taft, they
have an excellent chance of persuading
the governor to run.
If the Republicans nominate General Eis-
enhower, a firm fighter for an internation-
alist foreign policy and a man in whom
Governor Stevenson reposes confidence and
friendship, Democrats are almost surely
stuck with a last-minute donnybrook fair at
their own convention, two weeks later.
Its outcome no one can foresee. If that
outcome should be a draft of President.Tru-
man, no one is going to be too terribly sur-
prised, however.
Thus the strange picture exists of each
party having more real influence on the
choice of a nominee by the other than on
their own. Republicans must realize that, in
holding their convention later, the Demo-
crats are free to improvise. And ironically,
for all their bold talk, Republicans areafraid
of a Harry Truman campaigning against
Bob Taft.
Democrats, on the other hand, are scar-
ed of General Eisenhower and wish he be-
longed to them. If he is not nominated by
Republicans, there are certain to be some
efforts to reclaim him as a Democrat. It
is hard to see how he could accede but
very odd things happen sometimes in po-
litics, and any politician worth his salt
can swallow all the words in Webster's
dictionary while his soup is cooling.
President Truman and Governor Steven-
son have signified that they have no taste
for an Eisenhower contest. The President
spoke up only after the New Hampshire pri-
mary. Stevenson's final rejection did not
take place until after New Jersey counted
its flood of Eisenhower ballots.
A significant paragraph in Governor Ste-
venson's speech at the New York preview of
the candidates was. not lost on the
careful listener. It read:
"Our goal is peace . .. and every time
a great nation has accepted the full
responsibility of its power and its peril;
has accepted the leadership from which
there is no escape . . . but we must look
forward and not back. Rather we lose this
election than mislead -the people by repre-
senting as simple what is infinitely com-
plex or by representing as safe what is
infinitely precarious. For there are no
painless solutions to war, inflation, com-
munism, imperialism, hunger, fear, in-
tolerance and all the hard stubborn prob-
lems that beset us."
Stevenson went on to laud Harriman, one
of the principal foreign-policy 'holders of
the administration, but he could have easily

said precisely the same compliments about
his old friend and associate, General Eisen-
hower. There is not much room to doubt that
he wishes he could say them, but to 'a
Democratic rally.
The Stevenson boom is not all mere self-
ishness on the part of politicians who need
a winner. As the candidates made their New
York bows, one by one, to an audience
which has largely nurtured some of this
generation's foremost public servants -
Smith, Roosevelt, La Guardia, Lehman - it
was Stevenson all the way.
Part of it was the man himself. In the
biblical phrase, he spoke as one having au-
thority and the people heard him gladly. No
quality is more valuable in seeking office.
One observer declared that "Senator
Kerr is running against Hoover, Senator
Kefauver against sin, Senator McMahon
Stalin, and the Vice President is running
against time. Stevenson is running against
the world crisis we know is here."
Would a Taft candidacy tempt Mr. Ti-
man to accede to a draft? Most Democrats
think it would, though they would expect
him to give Governor Stevenson first shot at
what they regard as an easy mark.
They could of course be wrong in their
estimate. Republicans think, with reason,
that they have the administration down.
The New York situation is by no means as
harmonious as it appears. In Friday's meet-
ing at which Harriman won favorite-son en-
dorsement, half a dozen voices called for
delay. Dan O'Connell of Albany was not
even present; he is backing a truly ebony
steed; Oscar Ewing, federal security admin-
istrator, who is cold poison in many quarters.

JUNE 2 - JUNE 12, 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 examin-
ed at special periods as noted below the regular schedule. 12
o'clock classes, 4 o'clock classes, 5 o'clock classes and other "ir-
regular" 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

'Michi this, Michi that, that's all

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

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changed without the consent
Time of Class
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of the Committee on Egamination


you hear around here ....


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ment of Senator Tom Connally of Texas was
greeted with great enthusiasm by the
French; not so by the British. The French
didn't like Tom's blast at them, didn't re-
alize that it was forced on him by the elec-
tion campaign and the needling of his op-
ponent, Price Daniels . * . . The London
Times, on the other hand, paid tribute to
Connally's long career and his battle for
European cooperation; also bemoaned the
passing of all but one U.S. Senator who still
wears a frock coat. (The other is Clyde Hoey
of North Carolina.) . . .. The French plan
to promote Gen. Alphonse Juin to be "Mar-
shal of France," which will give him enough
rank, they hope, to command all NATO
ground forces on the continent . . . . The
jockeying for more command in the Western
European Army is still intense, and the Bri-
tish still are burnt up over Adm. Robert
Carney's being top dog in the Mediterranean
fleet, where, they say, British interests pre-
dominate . . . . Regardless of domestic re-
action to Truman's seizure of the steel mills,
reaction in Europe is that he cut the ground
out from under Communist propaganda.
(Copyright, 1952, by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

Campus Hearings. . *
To the Editor:
THE Civil Liberties Committee
has by its very nature (de-
fense of civil liberties) a strong
interest in the current investiga-
tion of the McPhaul dinner, held
March 6th, at the Michigan Union.
While we do not challenge the
University's prerogative to invest-
igate what occurs on the campus,
and while we think the circum-
stances-of the use of an aliat, and
the invitation of a "Daily" report-
'er, for publicty - might have'
merited investigation, we feel.
strongly that the perhaps inad-
vertent effect of this investigation
is an addition to the present-day
University and national pattern of
political conformity.
These are the facts and the con-
clusions which we, on the basis of
inquiry so far conducted, consider
pertinent and well-established:
I. An inconsistent use of an am-
biguous rule.
The ambiguous rule referred to
appears on page 24 of the booklet
on "University Regulations," un-
der Section 4, "Use of University
Property." It reads as follows:
"No permission for the use of Uni-
versity property shall be granted'
to any student organization not
recognized by University authori-
ties, nor shall such permission be
granted to any University stu-
The rule is ambiguous in that
the first special investigation com-
mittee (made up partially of Uni-
versity officials) itself was not
sure that a rule had been violated,
and had to call in the alleged vio-
lators to ascertain if it were. It is
therefore not entirely fair to ex-
pect students to have interpreted
this rule, especially in light of the
fact that there .had been no- en-
forcement of the rule in the past.
The use of the rule is incon-
sistent in that there is ample evi-
dence that dinners sponsored by
students at which speakers who
had not been cleared by the Lec-
ture Committee appeared, have
been held in the recent past. At
these times, no attempt by the
Lecture Committee to apply their
own rule was made, nor was any
investigation of the circumstances
ever made.
II. The irregularity of the pro-
A. In both the special investi-
gating committee and the Joint
Judiciary Committee:
Students were told that .if they
did not answer questions, they
would not be cooperating with the
B. In the special investigating
Students were given the impres-
sion that whatever they said
would be held in strict confidence;
yet a typewritten, single-spaced,
124-page report of these proceed-
ings was prepared and distributed
to the Joint Judiciary Committee.
What was to be considered "confi-
dential" was not clarified to many
of the students.
III. The intimidation of indi-
vidual students,
A. In both the special investi-
gating committee and the Joint
Judiciary Committee:
The entire air of mystery and
vagueness surrounding the hear-
ings was hardly conducive to get-
ting the facts clear and the inter-
pretation of the rule more lucid.

would be considered self-perjury
and/or conduct unbecoming a stu-
dent. This is highly intimidating.
This letter represents an attempt
to study the facts of the case and
present to the campus community
of the University of Michigan our
objections to the investigation and
our conclusions. So far as we can
ascertain, the above statements
are disputed by neither the Uni-
versity administration nor the al-
leged violators. We invite further
information and discussion on the,
matter, to the end that a fuller
statement can be made.
-Civil Liberties Committee
Devra Landau, Chairman


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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.

Trucks Bill ..*.

Spanish 1; 2, 31, 32 j
Russian 2
German 1, 2, 11, 12, 31
Chemistry 4, 21
English 1, 2
Psychology 31
Sociology-Psychology 62
Economics 51, 52, 53, 54. 102,
153 (sections 2 and 3)
Sociology 51, 54, 90
Political Science 2
French 1, 2, 11, 12, 31. 32,
61, 62
Speech 31, 32

Monday, June 2
Monday, June 2
Tuesday, June 3
Wednesday, June 4
Saturday, June 7
Saturday, June 7
Saturday, June 7
Monday, June 9
Tuesday, June 10
Tuesday, June 10

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To the Editor:

T FEAR THAT in enacting the
Trucks bill Michigan has taken
a useless, dangerous and perhaps
unconstitutional step. So long as
the Communists remain on the
ballot their smallrvoteadvertises
their failure; once barred from
the ballot they can misrepresent
themselves as a large body of dis-
enfranchised citizens. Moreover,
parties have been known to dis-
appear under one label and reap-
pear under a new one. A Com-
munist who speaks, writes, votes
and organizes is not only within
his rights, but is relatively harm-
less because there are so few of
them in this country. The only
dangerous Communist is the un-
derground worker who engages in
secret conspiracy, espionage or
sabotage-all of which are already
forbidden by state and federal law.
Compelling Communists to register
is also a futile procedure; it may
catch some harmless sheep, but as
for the real wolves, it would be as
reasonable to stop theft by a law
compelling all burglars to regis-
ter! Was any real spy or conspir-
ator ever caught by oaths and reg-
istrations? In the interest of se-
curity as well as freedom it is to
be hoped that no one will put
reliance on this weak and foolish
piece of legislation.
--Preston Slosson


Wednesday, June
Wednesday, June


June 2 to June 12, 1952
NOTE: For courses having both lectures and quizzes, the time of
class is the time of the first lecture period of the week; br
courses having quizzes only, the time of class is the time of tip
first quiz period.
Certain courses will be examined at special periods as noied
below the regular schedule. All cases of conflicts between assign-
ed examination periods must be reported for adjustment. See
bulletin board outside of Room 3209 East Engineering Building
between May 14 and May 21 for instruction. To avoid misunder-
standings and errors each student should receive notification
from his instructor of the time and place of his appearance in
each course during the period June 2 to June 12.
No date of examination may be changed without the con-
sent of the Classification Committee.

Time of Examination
Saturday, June 7
Tuesday, June 3
Monday, June 2
Wednesday, June 4
Friday, June 6
Thursday, June 5
Thursday, June 12
Monday, June 9
Wednesday, June 11
Tuesday, June 11
Friday, June 6'
Thursday, June 5
Thursday, June 12
Wednesday, June 4


Time of Class
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Time of Examination
Saturday, June 7
Tuesday, June 10
Monday, June 2
Wednesday, June 4
Friday, June 6
Thursday, June 5
Thursday, June 12 ,
Monday, June 9
Wednesday, June 11'
Tuesday, June 3
Friday, June 6
Thursday, June 5
Thursday, June 12
Wednesday, June.4
"Monday, June 2
*Tuesday, June 3
*Wednesday, June 4
*Thursday, June 5
"Saturday, June 7
*Monday, June 9
*Tuesday, June 10
*Wednesday, June 11

At Lydia Mendelssohn . -
ONCE IN A LIFETIME, produced by the
Speech Department
HAVING "the cultural development of the
student" as "its primary objective," the
Department of Speech advertises this week
a boppo, socko comedy of the early days of
Kaufman and Hart. It is fast-moving,
amusingly incoherent, and produced with
the requisite disrespect for the "cultural
development" of everybody who watches it.
Eventually, as the authors of this play
became the kings of Broadway comedy with
a series of hits ,they developed a taste for
character and even "meissage" in their frip-
pery. But at this stage of their career, they
were concerned with straight satire-in this
instance, the movie industry serving as vic-
tim. Probably Hollywood's own lampoon of
itself in the same period, Jean Harlow's
"Bombshell" is better because it takes a
dener cut and its undertone is sn mnuh

be said this time that there is no oppor-
tunity for new faces in Play Production
Among the most promising of the new
personalities is Sue Ralston playing the
role of a cagey vaudevillian who arrives in
Hollywood with the advent of talkies to es-
tablish a voice culture school. She is con-
ceived as one of these soft-hearted, hard-
boiled women that exist only in Kaufman
and Hart comedies, but Miss Ralston brings
to the part the fine metallic sophistication
that it needs. As a lovesick heroine, she is
less successful, but this is largely the fault
of the script which leaves the affair of the
heart high and dry for most of the distance.
William Hadley, her boyfriend, runs into the
same trouble. He is cast as an idea man
without very many ideas.
Kenneth Rosen, the well-meaning but less
than bright straightman of the troupe,
stops the show a few times in the course of
his rise to "supervisor of production" at the


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E.M. 1, 2; M.I. 82; Spanish
Draw. 1; M.I. 135; German
Chem. 4, C.E. 21, 22
P.E. 11, 12, 13
P.E. 31, 32, 131; Psyc 31
Ec 53, 54, 102, 153 (Sec 2, 3)
C.E. 1, 2, 4; Draw. 3; M.I.
136; Eng. 11
Draw. 2; E.E. 5; French
Irregular classes may use
vided there are no conflicts.


any of the periods marked* pro-

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Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any necessary
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