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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 1952

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Y's 'RELEASED TIME'
Religion in Education

rro ...
IN ITS recent decision on "released time"
in New York, the Supreme Court has
finally conceded that religion is a part of
our American way of life.
The question before- the Supreme Court
was simply this: does the releasing, of
school time for purposes of religious edu-
cation go against the first amendment,
"Congress shall make no law respecting an
establishment of religion?"
Opponents of "released time" argue that
the situation violates "separation of church
and state." Historically speaking this can
be shown to be incorrect. At the time when
the first amendment stating "Congress shall
make no law respecting an establishment of
religion" was written, there were five states
with state religions.
It seems quite clear that the law was
written not with the idea of separating
religion from governnent but rather to
prevent any laws which might favor one
religion above another. It is quite obvious
that "released time" does not accomplish
this.
In actuality, the church and state have
never been separated. Congress opens with a
prayer, there are chaplains in the armed
forces, and high school baccalaureate serv-
ices.
Justice Blabk, one of the Supreme Court
dissenters, maintains that letting school
children take instruction in religion for one
hour a week will make an "invidious distinc-
tion" between students.
But it does not at all seem likely that
because a pupil stays in one classroom
while others go to different ones that there
will be any hateful distinctions made or
any prejudices formed.
By approving the use of released time and
thus invalidating' the famed "McCollum
Decision" the Supreme Court has taken the
best possible step in keeping with our Am-
erican tradition of justice and cooperation
between church and state.
-Mil Pryor

Co...
IN ITS RECENT decision enabling New
York schools to release students from
classes in order to attend religious courses
on non-state property, the Supreme Court
has taken an unfortunate step.
This decision, as pointed out by the three
dissenting court members, is in direct oppo-
sition to the much-heralded principle that
the state and church should be separated.
Under the system of religious training now
in use in New York schools, the state and
the church are far from separate.
Of course, students who do not wish to
attend the religious courses can stay in a
schoolroom and do their studies. But there
is a very definite possibility that those who
would not want to attend the courses would
be forced to do so by discriminatory atti-
tudes of other students. Psychological in-
timidation may erase any semblance of free
choice.
The new decision appears to be totally
inconsistent with one handed down in
1948 in a similar case. Then, the Supreme
Court ruled unconstitutional a Cham-
paign, Illinois program of religious teach-
ing to various sectarian groups during
"released time" on public school property.
For all practical purposes, the cases are
identical. Taxpayers provide for the time
that the school is in session, just as they
provide for the land on which it is estab-
lished. Yet in one instance, the court granted
the commodity for religious teaching; and
in another, denied it.
Apart from the legal aspects of the de-
cision, it -is doubtful whether this form of
training is effective or necessary. Reli-
gion is too personal a matter to be put
into a classroom. It belongs in the home;
it belongs in the church. But it does not
belong in education.
It is to be hoped that all schools in the
country do not follow New York's lead and
institute the "released time" programs.
-Joyce Fickies
ppointrment
Times had it, his personal choice chiefly
because in recent weeks he had turned many
of his official duties over to Gruenther. As
such, there are possible but not conclusive
political overtones to the appointment-
Truman's man over Eisenhower's.
The new appointee has definitely proved
himself a top-notch general, both in the
military and diplomatic-administrative sides
of the job. He was the top man in G2 before
taking over the 8th Army's command.
His work with an outnumbered force
against the Reds in Korea will probably
remain a, military legend. In addition, his
administration of the Japanese occupation
and his handling of the proceedings sur-
rounding the recent Japanese indepen-
dence and the Korean truce negotiations
have been highly competent.
By sending him to head NATO, this coun-
try is reaffirming her faith in the plan and
demonstrating that it is willing to give Eur-
ope only our best men.
--Jerry Helman

R idowaysA
"GIVE 'EM HELL" Harry gave his critics
more ammunition Monday by appoint-
ing General Ridgway as head of NATO
forces. But, as usual, Truman was motivated
in his choice not by what his opponents
might want, but what was best for the
country.
There were several drawbacks to Ridg-
way's appointment. He is associated in
European minds with an increasingly un-
popular Korean war, and. because of Com-
munist propaganda he has been branded
as the promulgator and evil spirit of germ
warfare.
This propaganda has doubtless had some
effect on the still wavering European mind.
Ridgway's grenade belt having become a.
symbol not of the free wort is stand against
Communism, but rather of' America's ag-
gressive tendencies.
Ridgway's ,main competition for the .ob
was Gen. Gruenther, Eisenhower's deputy
in NATO and, speculation in the New York

Strike - Stricken
Constitution
SIDE FROM the vociferous and earthy
bickering on the sidelines, the consti-
tutional battle over the steel question will
take its place along with the Marbury vs.
Madison and Dred Scott cases in future
academic textbooks.
The decision yesterday to award an in-
junction against the seizure and the sub-
sequent strike by the 600,000 Steelwork-
ers has magnified the provocative legal
clash between the government and the
steel industry. Heretofore, they have
thrown the book at each other, Big Steel
delving into 700 years of history to sub-
stantiate its case. (As if the vague prin-
ciples of the Magna Charta are wholly
applicable to a fast and furious 20th cen-
tury.)
Prior to yesterday's decision, the scales of
argument were balanced rather equally. Ev-
eryone-industry's attorneys, government
attorneys, and even Judge David A. Pine-
has fired, at one time or another, a keen
barrage of legalistic vocabulary. To the
mental discomfort of everybody concerned,
most of these arguments were logical. Hence
the uncertainty of the outcome.
On the limits of presidential power, the
industry's attorneys contended: "The seizure
orders are without authority under any
statute . . . without authority under any
provision of the Constitution . . . are un-
constitutional in that they deprive the
plaintiff of liberty and property without due
process of law."
GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY: "Exist-
ence of an inherent executive power to
seize private property during time of war
or national emergency has been firmly
established . ."
JUDGE PINE: "Do you contend that the
executive has unlimited power in an emer-
gency?"
GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY: "I suppose
if you carry it to its logical conclusion that's
what it is. But there are two limitations-
one is the ballot box; the other is impeach-
ment."
JUDGE PINE: "Is it your concept of gov-
ernment that the Constitution limits Con-
gress and it limits the Judiciary, but does
not limit the Executive?"
GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY: "That's
our conception . . . The President is ac-
countable only to the country and his acts
are conclusive."
In this exchange lay the crux of the steel
industry's case against seizure. It stands to
reason that the precedent established by
Mr. Truman might snowball into a danger-
ous trend, sweeping everything before it
including our constitutional liberties. The
road to totalitarianism could be well paved
by a chief executive a bit more prone to
whim than Mr. Truman.
The poignancy of this argument was fin-
ally recognized yesterday by the government
attorney himself, Holmes Baldridge who re-
tracted his statement that the president's
powers are not limited by the Constitution,
though he still contended that he "has the
constitutional right and duty to take action
in a grave emergency."
Nonetheless, on the issue of whether the
president could have prevented a strike by
using authority approved by Congress-the
Taft-Hartley Act, the government attorney
struck back with a convincing counterpoint.
INDUSTRY ATTORNEYS: "An injunc-
tion ordering the return of the steel mills
to private ownership would not be catastro-
phic because there is a remedy to prevent a
strike, the Taft-Hartley Act."
GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY: "All the
results Taft-Hartley would achieve were
achieved in this case without it. While use
of Taft-Hartley would prevent a strike for
eighty days, the United Steelworkers had
already postponed its strike four times, for
a total of ninety-nine days, before the
President seized the industry."
It is hardly conceivable that the Taft-
Hartley law would have been adequate to
the situation. Even after the injunction, ev-
en after the 80-day "cooling off" period, the

chief executive would still be faced with a
general strike by an even more determined,
majority of Steelworkers. He would be forc-
ed to order seizure.
Seemingly, on the side of industry is
the Constitution. But on the side of Gov-
ernment are the cold, hard Darwinian
facts of survival, which necessarily require
expediency and dispatch.
If the Government appeals its case-
which is a foregone conclusion, the Supreme
Court faces one of the most trying and dif-
ficult decisions in its eccentric history.
-Cal Samra
* * *
JUDGE PINE'S decision on the steel seizure
will undoubtedly be appealed to the Su-
preme Court by the government. Although
yesterday's victory for the steel industry is
a temporary setback, the government can
still rely on precedent to reverse the deci-
sion.
In the Little Steel decision of 1942, the
courts gave a verdict which was opposite
to that of Judge Pine, who invoked an
injunction yesterday against the govern-
ment:
"It is immaterial that in peacetime the
parties (to a labor dispute) might conceiv-
ably be justified in raising some legal ob-
jection to an enforcement ...which they
do not approve. In wartime, there is no
basis for questioning the power of the Presi-
dent to order ... a settlement of any labor
dispute, such as the instant one, which
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MAGAZINES

(Continued from page 2
Lectures
University Lecture in Journalism, aus-
pices of the Department of Journalism.
Forra Responsible Press" Forrest Sey-
mour, Editorial Director. Des Moines
Register. Wed., April 30, 3 p.m., Raik-
ham Amphitheater.
Academic Notices
Anatomy Seminar. "A System of Ex-
tra-Coronary Cardiac veins in the Rat,'
Mr. Myron H. Halpern; "Extraparaver-
tebral Pathways and Some Anatomical
Problems in the Automatic Nervous
system," Mr. Nicholas J. Mizeres. Wed.,
'April 30, 4:30 p.m., 2501 E. Medical Bldg.
Qualifying Examination for Graduate
Students in Botany. May 1, 7 p.m.,
2033 N..
Geometry Seminar. Wed., April 30,
4:10 p.m.. 3001 A. H. Mr. Klby will con-
tinue his talk.
Seminar in Mathematical Statistics.
Wed., April 30, 3 p.m.. 3201 A. H. Mr.
Tysver will be the speaker.
Logic Seminar. Wed., April 30, 2 p.m.,
2219 A. H. Mr. J. R. Shoenfield will con-
tinue his talk on "Axiom Systems for
Mathematics."
Electrical Engineering Research Discus-
sion Group. Mr. Edwin E. Henry of the
Kellogg Foundation Institute will speak
on "The Thermistor as a Device for the
Measurement of the Velocity of Flow in
Water," Thurs., May 1, 4 p.m., 2081
E. Engineering Bldg.
Engineering Mechanics Seminar. Prof.-
G. E. Hay will speak on "Some Two-
Dimensional Problems of Elasticity,"
Wed., April D, 3:45 p.m., 101 W. Engi-
neering Bldg.
Seminar in Transonic Flow. Fri., May
2, 4 p.m., 108 E. Engineering. Mr. H. P.
Leipman will discuss experimental re-
suIts for flows and transonic range.
Doctoral Examination for Robert Lan-
sing Patterson, Wildlife Management:
thesis: "The Sage Grouse in the Upper
Green River Basin of Wyoming," Wed.,
April 30, 2 p.m., West Council Room,
Rackham Bldg. Chairman, W. W. Chase.
Doctoral Examination for Preston Jay
Stegenga, Education; thesis: "Hope Col-
lege in Dutch-American Life, 1851-
1951," Wed.. April 30, 1 p.m., 4024 Uni-
ertHigh School. Chairman, C. A.
Doctoral Examination for Mary Fran-
ces Pitynski Carpenter, Zoology; thesis:
"The Digestive Enzymes of Ascaris lum-
bricoldes, var. suis: Their Properties
and Distribution in the Alimentary
Canal," Wed., April 30. 9 a.m., 2089 Na-
tura Science Bldg. Chairman, A. E.
Woodward-
Doctoral Examination for Thomas
Jmes Cobbe. Botany; thesis: "Secon-
dayeForest Successions of Clermont,
Brown, and Adams Counties in South-
western Ohio," Thurs. May 1, West
Council Room, Rackham Bldg., 9 a.m.
Chairman, H. H. Bartlett.
Doctoral Examination for Lu Stew-
art Bartley, Education; thesis: "An Ex-
perimental, Study to Determine the i-f-
fectiveness of Two Different Methods of
Teaching Tennis," Thurs., May 1, West
Council Room, Rackham Bldg., 2:30 p.m.
Chairman, M. E. Rugen
Orientation Seminar (Mathematics).
Wed., April 30, 2 p.m., 3001 A.H. Mr.
Stubblefield will conclude his talk on
"The transcendental character of p
and e."
Aero Seminar: Dr. John R. Sellars
will discuss "Use of Asymptotic Seres
in Physical Problems," Thurs., May 1,
4 p.n 1504 E. Engineering Bldg. In-
terSsted students, teaching, and re-
search staff welcome.
Sociology Colloquium. Dr. Eu ene
Jacobson of the Survey Research Cen-
ter, University of Michigan will speak
on "A Method for the Study of the
Relationship between Communications
Structure and Attitudes in Complex
Organizations," on Wed., 4:15 p.m.,
East Conference Room, Rackham Build-
ing. Everyone Interested Is invited.
Concerts
MAY FESTIVAL
Thursday, May 1, 8:30. Artist night.
Eleanor Steber, soprano; The Philadel-
phia Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, con-
ductor.
FiaMay 2, 8:30: "The Damnation
o Faust"-Berlioz. Patricia Newry, So-
prano; Set Svanholm, tenor; Philip

Sunday, May 4, 8:30. Artist night.
Patrice Munsel, soprano; Philadelphia
Orchestra; Eugene Ormandy, conduc-
tor.
Concerts will begin on time and doors
will be closed during numbers. Tickets
on sale at Burton Tower until Thurs-
day morning, at which time all tickets
will be transferred to the Hill Audi-
torium box office.
Voice Class Program under the direc-
tion of Arlene Solenberger, 4:15 p.m.,
Wed., April 30, in 506 Burton Tower.
Soloists:' Lillian vaughan, Mezzo-so-
prano, and John Robinson, Baritone;
accompanists: Glenna Gregory. Open
to the public.
Student Recital: Dale Thompson,
baritone, will appear in recital at 8:30
Wed., April 30, In the Rackham Assem-
bly Hall. He will be accompanied by
Ruth Stein, pianist, in a program of
works by Scarlatti, Cesti, Bononcini,
Mozart, Brahms, Hahn, Ravel, and Car-
penter, Sung in partial fulfillment of
the requirements for the degree of Mas-
ter of Music, the recital will be open to
the public. Mr. Thompson is a pupil
of Arthur Hackett.
Student Recital: Mary Jo Jones, So-
prano, wi present a recital at 4:15
Thursday afternoon, May 1, In Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater, in partial ful-
fillment of the requirements for the
degree of Bachelor of Music, A pupil of
Arthur Hackett, Miss Jones will sing
works by Brahms, Leroux, Chausson,
Liszt. Del-Acaua, Charpentier, and Mary
Turner Salter. The program will be op-
en to the public.
Events Today
The 46th Annual French Play! Le
Cercle Francais will present: "Le Mon-
de ou l'on s'ennuie;" a three act French
comedy by Edouard Pailleron, tonight
at a p.m., in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater. Box Office open 2 to s p.m.
Free admission to members of Le Cercle
Francais upon presentation of their
membership cards.
Actuarial Club Meeting. 3 p.m., Room
3-K, Union. An informal talk will be
given by Mr. W. D. Hall, Actuary of the
National Automobile Underwriters As-
sociation of New York.
Student Marketing Club. "Distribu-
tion System for Ford Cars and Trucks."
Mr. L. W. Smead, General Manager of
Ford Division, Ford Motor Company,
will be the guest speaker at 4 p.m., 268
Business Administration Bldg. Meeting
open to all students.
Wesleyan Guild. Morning chapel ser-
vice, 7:30 a.m. in the chapel. Do-Drop-
In for tea and talk, 4 to 5:30 p.m. at
the Guild lounge. Cabinet meeting, 8:30
p.m. In the lounge.
SRA Leadership Training Conference
Committee meets at Lane Hall, 4:30 p.m.
Comparative Religions Seminar meets
at Lane Hal, 7 p.m. Al interested stu-
dents welcome.
Canterbury Club. Chaplain's Open
House, 8 p.m., 1005 Lincoln Avenue.
Hillel Social Committee meets at 4:15
p.m., 1429 Hill Street. All members and
interested people are invited.
Weekly Union Bridge Tournament.
7:30 p.m., Room 3B, Union. Open to a2
students. Late permission for coeds.
Wolverine Club. Meeting, 7:15 p.m.,
League. Election of officers for next
year.
Michigan Arts Chorale. Meet at 7
p.m., University High School Auditor-
ium.
Polona Club. There will be no meet-
ing this week.
Delta sigma Pi. Open meeting, 7 30
p.m., 146 Bus. Ad. Speaker: Irvin B.
Lacy, Personnel Manager, Corning Glass
Co., Albion, Mich. Everyone welcome.
Refreshments.
SL International Relations Commit-
tee: Meeting, 3:30 p.m., SL Bldg. All
interested are invited.
Coming Events
International Center Weekly Tea for
foreign students and American friends,
4:30-6 p.m., Thurs., May 1.
U. of M. Sailing Club. Meeting, Thurs.,
May 1, 7:30 p.m., 311 W. Engineering.
Shore school 'on the finer points of
sailing. Saturday: team race with Notre
Dame for Whaletail Pail and commis-
sioning party at Whitmore, Sunday:
eliminations for districts and informal

Civil Rights. .
OUR REAL POWER is our spir-
itual strength, and that spir-
itual strength stems from our civil
liberties. If we are true to our tra-
ditions, if we are tolerant of a
whole market place of ideas, we
will always be strong. Our weak-
ness grows when we become in-
tolerant of opposing ideas, depart
from our standards of civil liber-
ties, ard borrow the policeman's
philosophy from the enemy we de-
test.
That has been the direction of
our drift. It is dangerous to the
morale of our people; it is des-
tructive of the influence and pres-
tige of our country. We have lost
much of our resiliency, much of
our inventive genius. The demands
of orthodoxy already have begun
to sap our strength-and to de-
prive us of power. One sees it from
far-off Asia. From Asia one sees an
America that is losing its human-
ity, its idealism, 'and its Christian
character. From Asia one sees as
America that is strong andrich
and powerful, and yet crippled and
ineffective because of its limited
vision.
When we view this problem full
face we are following the American
tradition. The times demand a re-
naissance in freedom of thought
and freedom of expression, a re-
naissance that will end the ortho-
doxy that threatens to devitalize
us.
-Justice Wiliam o. Douglas
* * *
Women's Quad .. .
To the Editor,
THURSDAY; the administration,
announced its decision to;
house women students in the East
Quad next semester. Whether this
drastic step is justified by present
conditions is a matter of much
deliberation; however, the gravest
error committed by the administ-
ration was that of failing to con-
sult the opinion of any respon-
sible student body. No student or-
ganization representing the opin-
ions of thenUniversity of Michi-
gan's student body had any voice
in considering this important mat-
ter.
The community of Michigan
students are fortunate in having
several organizations, among them
the SL, which would have been.
able to represent them well in
consultation with the University.
In my mind, it is most unfortunate.
that such a group could not have
been allowed their opinions to be
heard, and even felt. It is only
natural for students to have a
right to some say in any policies
or actionstwhich are to affect
them and their lives.
Dr. Alonzo F. Myer, who is
Chairman of the Department of
Higher Education, New York Uni-
versity, is an eminent authority
on student government on the
American campus. He has written
on this subject, "Safeguards
against autocratic administration
are necessary, and specific pro-
visions for participation by in-
terested groups before administra-
tive decisions are made, must al-
ways be included."
The University of Michigan
igan should reconcile itself to the
fact that students and the student
organizations will not be satis-
fied until they receive a share in
considering also the major prob-
lems to their interest and welfare.
Too often, after important admin-
istrative decisions have been made,
it falls upon the student govern-,
ment only to break the news to
the student body,
Recently, the University an-
nounced that there was sufficient
need for a $34 raise in dormitory
room rents next semester. Per-
haps rising costs have justified
raising room rents; although I
personally believe the University
could help by stop retiring its dor-

mitory bond issues at nearly twice
the rate contracted for. Neverthe-
less, the decision on rent should
not have been reached without
considering student opinion on
such a well recognized problem.
Booth Tarkingtoa
Re. * * *
'Redickledockle ...
To the Editor:
WE HAVE had mail that indi-
cates a good deal of interest
in POG0 at the University of
ichignTherefore we wondered
if you would like special POGO
material for your paper and if you
are interested in POGO's candi-
dacy.
Lately bands of fierce-eyed lob-
byists and other lesser carnivore
have been disturbing the after-
noon naps of the entire ensemble
with small arms first and little
shrill cries of "We Want Pogo!"
Occasionally there has been the
sharp crackling of a modestly
priced cigar and a voice coughing
out, "Albert, Albert!" For the most
part, however, the enthusiasm
seems to have been for P0G0 and

we have been forced to take heed.
It may have occurred to you by
this time to wonder what people
from colleges, fan clubs and bet-
ter class reform schools have been
wanting of POGO. We put to-
gether a crack team of research-
ers plus a reformed poll taker and
sent them into the field. "Keep
your ears to the ground and watch
out for the grass roots," was a
motto tattooed to the foreheads
of every man-jack and even one
girl-jack who was smuggled into
the fuselage of the team's bicycle.
One man found a dead gopher
which was questioned to no avail.
Another reported that the field
had a lively assembly of hornets
behind a pear tree and watch the
heck out for it. A third man disap-
peared with the bicycle, its con-
tents and the group's tea money.
So much for research. Now to
be factual.
It seems that a lot of people
want POGO for President. That is,
no large party has come out for
him unless you count a large party
named Harold up at Cornell, but
there seems to be a consistent de-
mand from several score college
groups for something tanglible,
some sign, some word, a campaign
button, a free trip to Europe .
anything that would indicate that
POGO is available,
Well, we have no signs. We use
those to communicate with the
Indian Guide who heads this cor-
poration. We have used up prac-
tically all the words not nailed
down by writing this letter. The
free trip to Europe is out ....put
baldly, it costs money. So we have
come to the conclusion that per-
haps buttons might prove a suit-
able symbol of our love and affec-
tion for all the busy little ward
heelers who are voting early and
often and straight POGO.
It has occurred. to the Ladies
Aid Society that you might care
to have some of these pins sent
to you or to some other responsi-
ble person at your school. The
buttons are now available. If you
are interested or if you know of
an organization that is, why not
send us a note. The strip is cur-
rently featuring pre-convention
activity and this will grow hotter
as time goes on. Sove colleges and
university groups are planning in-
formal dances, lunches or decorous
sprees involving POGO. Some are
working on the idea of using spe-
cial material in their publications.
At any rate it seems as if wear-
ing the POGO button will become
a widespread habit by convention
time in Chicago.
Incidentally, POGO is planning
to be at the Conventions acting as
a reporter for a big national mag-
azine and all of the convention
material will be wrapped up in a
book about September first. There
is still no move to put POGO on
chewing gum labels, sweatshirts
and toy revolvers and we will con-
tinue to resist such offers, but in
those places where fun can be
had it is possible that POGO will
will be active. -Walt Kelly
* 4 +R
Cheers .. .
To the Editor:
THREE LOUD CHEERS for the
"black marketeers" whom
Quad authorities blame for the
current potato famine that will
force the Quad to serve us this am-
brosia fewer than fourteen times
a week!
Now, at last, the armies of die-
ticians, whom we support to plot
against our civilized palates, will
have to use a little imagination.
Farewell, then, till the next crop,
to the brutalizing diet!
-Stefan Vail

j Atirir'ti ~

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"Tsk Tsk! Truman Has No Regard For Property"

tette TO THE EDITOR
The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all ietters 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
editors.

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CONTINUING THE TREND begun in its
Winter issue, the Generation staff has
once again displayed encouraging taste .in
concocting their Spring number-an issue
marked by restrained, careful make-up, and
a fine selection of writing and examples of
the other arts.
Notwithstanding a distinctly ugly cover
(for which I can find no rational explana-
tion), this cleanly designed product con-
tains a reasonable amount of good fiction
and poetry. The old arguments of eso-
tericism and artiness, though I suppose
they will never die entirely, will be moved
a little closer to silliness by this material.
It will appeal to an even broader range of
readers than Generation has previously
hit.
This might be called. a short story issue
of Generation, what with four stories by
campus writers being featured. It isn't really
fair to judge them one against the other
to any degree, but I can't help but feel that
Lucy Rosenthal's "Killer, With Regrets" was
not quite up to the others. A rather violent
story, an attempt is made to muffle and
make ironic the violence by filtering it
through the mind of a young man gone
insane. The technique calls, for adroit and
careful handling, but is likely to descend
into "shock treatment" if sufficient skill is
not employed. This, as well as a lack of
explicit motivation, seems to represent a.
distinct weakness in the story.
"Blood Line" by Alton Becker, on the other
hand, is a finely drawn piece which charac-
terizes ironically (irony seems to be in the
air) and dramatically the fallen state of
the once-great Sioux. Becker uses a fluid
and poetic prose style, slightly biblical in
places, which appears well suited to his
subject matter.
Al Shumsky, one of the more prominent
campus writers and a previous contributor
to Generation, is represented by a story
called "Trickertreat." Awarded a minor

hyper-cultured gentleman whom he en-
gages in subtle conversation about Etruscan
ruins, Quintilian, and kindred topics. From
this point, however, Hanna diverges sharply,
going into a crescendo of fantastic hap-
penings, resolving them in an improbable
way, then sailing off into fantasy again.
This, mixed discreetly with insanity and
narrated in a properly detached and ana-
lytic tone, adds up to a striking, but more
or less meaningless tour-de-force.
The editors tried something new with a
photo-essay titled "Work-a-day Ann Ar-
bor." While this didn't come off too well,
it is a good idea, and I should like to see it
tried again. In the regular essay division,
two short pieces by Beatriz Manuel and
Ilsa Gilbert comprise the lot. I am not at
all enthusiastic about Miss Gilbert's "New
York Aspects," whose only virtue is a kind
of wise attitude, but Miss Manuel's "The
House on Calle Uyanguren" is pleasant and
nicely written, albeit not exciting.
As for poetry, Anne Stevenson's roman-
tic masque for dancing "The Silver Heron"
is certainly the major contribution. A
long dramatic poem, using various meters
and rhyme schemes, it deals with the
story of Dick Whittington and his noted
cat. Although it has its weak places, it '
-is remarkably well-sustained and effective
for such a long work. Saul Gottlieb's poem
"The Lonely Crowd" deals with the late
local riot, presenting one of the most
convincing viewpoints yet offered on the
affair. An effort to catch the essence of
"A Cold, Wet Day" is Gottlieb's other
poem in this issue, which succeeds in
fixing a physical impression though not
much more.
A gentle, not particularly unique outlook
on holy orders is given by Allan Hanna in
"Holy Nuns at Choir." The most "modern"
poet represented (insofar as "modernity" is
a school of poetry) is Kathleen Musser, with
three personal, short poems written in a

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