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At Hill Auditorium:.
GIGI, with Danielle Delorme.
THIS IS A MOVIE that could never have
been made in the United States, not so

.. etleri o tle 6litor . .

IT IS TRADITIONAL that the outgoing
managing editor of The Daily should ap-
ply hiw self to his typewriter on this final
afternoon and write a piece containing as
much accumulated sentiment and nostalgia
as the paper yill bear. In the past, several
editors have exercised more than the usual
interest in this project: one wrote it in
couplets, while another ended his: "And
thanks to the University of Michigan for be-
ing the University of Michigan." I really
don't intend to do anything like that.
Looking backwards is always a rather
self-defeating process anyway, and tends
by its nature to become maudlin. But
some recognition should be made of those
individuals who helped make this year a
satisfying and enjoyable one. (It was that,
despite the complaints that regularly
flowed through these columns.)

Congratulations, then,
rs-Bob Keith, Len

to my fellow edi-
Greenbaum, Vern

Emerson, Ron Watts, Rich Thomas, and
Bob Vaughn-for their surpassing patience
and industry. In varying degrees, the same
goes for the rest of the edit staff, some of
whom, surprisingly enough, maintained
themselves sufficiently well to be appoint-
ed as next year's editors.
Through, some sort of statistical ledger-
demain, the business staff led by Bob Miller
succeeded in bringing us out on top, for
which they deserve thanks and respect.
Elsewhere in the Student Publications
Building, certain individuals have made
themselves unforgettable in various ways.
The shop crew, despite a continued on-
slaught of ineptitude, caused The Daily to
be printed each day. Peg Nint, Don Mal-,
colm and other Gargoyle executives de-
veloped the art of the wild guffaw to a
fine point, while Ensian Editor Harry 14i1-
ler recognized the existence of the Un-
known Little Man as he put out a book
about Well-Known BMOCs.
Outside, on the campus proper, people
like Bill Hampton, Bill Wiegand, Murph
Swander, Irv Stenn, and a host of other
students and teachers provided good com-
pany and a modicum of inspiration at the
proper time.
There seems to be no sense in dwelling
upon unpleasant occurances; none are es-
pecially black, from this distance. As for
arguments, I am still fairly confident that
we were right, and can only offer sincerity
as a condolence to offended persons.
Finally, I want to thank Prof. William
Schlatter, retiring secretary of the Board
in Control of Student Publications, for his
trust and aid during his three years of
Taken as a lump, this has been a reward-
ing year. Though uncertainty may reign on
most fronts-it generally does-I have no
doubt but what future editors, given equal
opportunity, will find comparable satisfac-
tion and at the same time put out a decent




Within this framework is unfolded the
story of Gigi. She is a young girl who is
being carefully trained and molded by her
aunt and grandmother to take her place
in the ranks of the finest courtesawi3. Gigi
treats it all as an exciting game, appar-
ently not understanding the goal the two
old women have set for her. These two
veterans are cautious to preserve her inno-


much because of what is done, but because
of the basic situation in the story. It is the
story of the demimonede, that self-respect-
able half-disgraceful world inhabited by
women who have intentionally entered "the
world's oldest profession." These women,
however, are not common prostitutes; they
take a great pride in their social grace and

Being is a thing not understood by many
en. When they think they finally compre-
end the mysteries of the universe, the so-
tion which appeared so obvious vanishes
fore their eyes. The one, we must realize,
s inherently bound up with the many;
iat a disparity exists at all is a failing of
e man, not the matter. Within the small
aie of a soul is bound the key to life; if it
consumed before puberty, mankind will
nd another way, a way obvious 4o every
ncere student of man and his milieu.
-Perry Logan
from "Metaphysical Essays"
Editorials printed In The Michigan Daily
e written by members of The Daily staff
nd represent the views of the writer only.

cence and youthful appearance, much
more than we might anticipate consider-
ing the career she is about to enter.
The gentleman they have picked out for
her target is a young wastrel who specializes
in entertaining young ladies; he is also a
very good friend of Gigi's grandmother, and
spends a lot of time at 'their house. When
he finally makes his proposition to the girl
her refusal precipitates a small crisis; it is
resolved in a completely unexpected way.
The picture is thoroughly delightful, both,
as a comedy and character study. We can
admire Gigi for her sweetness and naivete;
but the grandmother, with her almost Vic-
torian moral sense, and the worldly-wise
aunt are wonderful. They are fully aware of
their position, and yet take delight in their
tongue-in-cheek respectability.
-Tom Arp


s -must be noted in all reprints.



The Daily Official Bulletinis an
official publication of the University
of Michigan for which the Michigan
Daily assumes no editorial responsi-
bility. Publication in it.is construc-
tive notice to all members of the
University. Notices should be sent in
TYPEWRITTEN form to Room 2552
Administration Building before 3 p.m.
the day preceding publication (1
a.m. on Saturday).
FRIDAY, MAY 30, 1952
VOL. LXII, No. 171
COMMENCEMENT-Saturday, June 14,
5:00 p.m.
TIME 61F ASSEMBLY-4:00 p.m. (except
Members of the Faculties at 3 :45
p.m. in the' Lobby, first floor, Admin-
istration Building, where they may
robe. (Transportation to Stadium or
Field House will be provided.)
Regents, Ex-Regents, Deans and other
Administrative Officials at 3:45 p.m. in
Administration Building, Room 2549,
where they may robe. (Transportation
to Stadium or Field House will be pro-
Students of the various Schools and
Colleges on paved roadway East of East
Gate (Gate 1-Tunnel) to Stadium in
five columns of twos in the following
SECTION A-North side of pavement
THE ARTS (about 60% of gradu-
SECTION B-Middle strip of pave-
AND THE ARTS (balance of gradu-
-EDUCATION (behind Lits)
SECTION C-South side of pavement
-ENGINEERING (in front)
-ARCHITECTURE (behind Engi-
--MEDICINE (behind Architects)
-NURSING (behind Medics)
SECTION D-On grass field in a line
about 30 degrees South of East
--LAW (in front)
-PHARMACY (behind Laws)
-DENTISTRY (behind Pharmacy)
(behind Dent.)
(behind Business Ad.)
SECTION E-On grass field in a line
about 45 degrees South of East
-MUSIC (in front)
--PUBLIC HEALTH (behind Music)
-SOCIAL WORK (behind Public
--GRADUATE (behind Social Work
with Doctors in front)
In case of rainy weather, the Uni-
versity fire sire will be blown between
3:30 and 3:45 p.m. indicating the exer-
cises in the Stadium will be abandoned.
Members of the Facuties, Regents,
Deans, etc., will assemble at the same
places as for the fair weather program.
Graduates will go direct to Yost Field
Houseat 4:30 p.m. and enter by the
South door.
Chief Marshal
Commencement Exercises--June 14
To be held at 5 p.m., either in the
Stadium or Yost Field House, depend-,
ing on the weather.
Those eligibly: to participate: Grad-
uates of Summer Session of 1951 and
of February and June, 1952. Graduates
of the Summer Session of 1952 and of
February 1953 are not supposed to par-
ticipate; however, no check is made of
those taking part in the ceremony, but
no tickets are available for those in

held in Yost Field House, graduates
should go directly there and be seated
by Marshals.
Stadium: Enter by Main Street gates
only. All should be seated by 4:30 p.m.,
when procession enters field.
Yost Field house: Only those holding
tickets can be admitted owing to lack
of space. Enter on State Street, op-
posite McKinley Avenue.
Alumni Reunions: Headquarters at
Alumni Memorial Hall. Registration oh
June 12, 13, and 14.
Alumni Luncheon: Sat., June 14, 12
noon, in Waterman Gymnasium. Admis-
sion of Alumni by badge. Relatives
and friends by tickets provided at
Alumni headquarters.
Graduation Announcements, Invita-
tions, Class Rings, Pins, etc.; Inquire at
Office of Student Affairs.
Commencement Programs: To be dis-
tributed at Stadium ' or Yost Field
Housing: Alumni should apply as
Registration Desk, Alumni Memorial
Hall; all others at Residence Halls Of-
fice in the Administration Building.
Commencement Instruction to Fac-
ulty Members: Convene at 3:45 p.m. in
first floor lobby of Administration,
Building; buses will be provided in front
of Administration Building to take you
to the Stadium or Yost Field House,
join procession and take place assigned
to you on stage, as directed by Marshals;
at the end of the exercises, buses will
be ready in driveway east of the Sta-
dium or at west side of Field House to
bring you back to the campus.
Graduate Students. Extra copies, all
types Commencement announcements
for Graduate Students available for
purchase Sat., May 3, 8-12 noon, Ad-;
ministration Bldg.
Attention June Graduates: College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts, School
of Education, School of Music: Students
are advised not to request grades of I1
or X in June. When such grades are;
absolutely imperative, the work must
be made up in time to allow your in-
structor to report the make-up gradet
not later than noon, June 18, 1952.
Grades received after that time may
defer the student's graduation until a
later date.
Recommendations for Departmental
Honors: Teaching departments wishing;
to recommend tentative June graduates
from the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts, and the School of Educa-
tion for departmental honors should
recommend such students in a letter
sent to the Registrar's Office, 1513 Ad-r
mini'stration Building, by noon of June
16, 1952.
Disciplinary actions in cases of stu-
dent misconduct: From February 11,r
1952, to May 19, 1952, 102 students were7
heard by the Joint Judiciary Council.I
In 37 of these cases the Council found
no violation, and these findings were
approved by the Sub-Committee on
Discipline. In the remaining cases thet
following disciplinary actions recom-
mended by the Joint Judiciary Council(
were ordered by the Sub-Committee on<
For Contributing to the Delinquencyt
of a Minor,
1) By providing liquor: 3 students
fined $10 and warned; 1 student finedt
$25 and warned; 1 student fined $20 andt
warned; 1 student warned.1
2)By furnishing identification: 2 stu-1
dents warned after paying Municipalt
Court fine of $54.30.c
3)By organizing party at which liquor
was served to minors: 1 student fined1
$25 and warned.<
4) And drinking in student quarters:f
1 student fined $25 and warned; 1 stu-

For Drinking on a Public Street: 2
students fined $10 and warned; 2 stu-
dents warned after paying 1punicipal
Court fine of $9.30.
For Attending Non-Organizational
Party at Which Intoxicants Were Serv-
ed: 2 students fined $10 and warned; 3
students (women) placed on social pro-
bation for 3 weeks.
For Disorderly Conduct: 4 students
warned after paying Municipal Court
fine of $16.85; 1 student fined $10 and
warned after paying Municipal Court
fine of $16.85; 1 student placed on pro-
bation and warned after paying Munici-
pal Court fine of $16.85; 1 student placed
on probation and warned after paying
Municipal Court fine of $16.85: no ac-
tion taken in case of i student requir-
ed by Municipal Court to restore broken
For Drinking in Student Quarters and
Disorderly Conduct: 1 student fined $25
and warned.
For Conduct Unbecoming a Student:
I student fined $15, warned, and re-
uired to write a letter of apology after
luing fined $10 by Residence Halls
council; 3 students fined $10 and re-
quired to write letter of apology; 5
students placed on probation; 1 student
For Falsifying University Records: 1
student fined $15 and. warned; 1 student
fined $10 and warned.
For Theft from the Library: I student
fined $25 and warned.
For Auto Violations (special and ex-
traordinary cases): 2 students fined $20
and warned; 1 student fined $35, denied
future permit, and warned of immediate
suspension; 1 student fined $25 and
warned of immediate suspension; 1 stu-
dent placed on probation and warned
after paying Municipal Court fine of
For Driving While Intoxicated: 1 stu-
dent placed on probation and warned
after paying Municipal Court fine of
For Illegally Acquiring Duplicate Foot-
ball Tickets: 1 student required to re-
imburse Athletic Association $21.60, fin-
ed $25, and wyarned; 3 students required
to reimburse Athletic Association $21.60
and to submit to a course of counseling
by Joint Judiciary Council, and warned.
Two group cases were heard and judg-
ed to constitute no violation.
Fines were levied by the councils in
the Men's Residence Halls and approved
by the Joint Judiciary Council as fol-
For Drinking in the Residence Halls:
19 students fined $10: 4 students fined
$15; and 2 students fined $25.
For Disturbing the Peace: 2 students
fined $25.
-Sub-Committee on Discipline
New Draft Rankings to be Made. New
class rankings of all full-time male
students will be made for the Selective
Service System at the end of June.
Students whose defermen-ts end be-
fore the beginning of the fall semester
or whose boards require a revised SSS
Form 109 before that time should ob-
tain the necessary forms and instruc-
tions within the next three weeks. These
forms should be completed in accord-
ance with the instructions and return-
ed to the proper office.
Students in the following units may
obtain these forms from Window No. 1
of the Registrar's Office: Architecture
and Design; Education; Literature, Sci-
ence. and the Arts; Music; Natural Re-
sources; Pharmacy; and Public Health.
Students in other units should ob-
tain the blanks from the Recorder's
Office of their individual school or col-
lege, with the exception of those in
Medical School or the School ofsDen-
tistry. The necessary forms will be pro-
cessed automatically by these schools.
Each student should write to his local
Board requesting a continuation of his
deferment throughout the summer and
for the fall semester.
The Registrar's Office sends state-

ner for the Indiana, Michigan, Wiscon-
sin area, open to June or August grad-
uates. Details are available at the Bu-
reau of Appointments.
Montsanto Chemical Company, Mound
Laboratory, Miamisburg, Ohio, has two
openings at the Miamisburg plant. One
is for a Techincal Librarian (woman)
and the other for a Technical Editor
(man). Scientific degree or background
is necessary for both positions.
The Maumee Malleable Casting Com-
pany, Toledo, Ohio, has openings for
metallurgical engineers for both sum-
mer work and permanent positions.
Consumers' Research, Inc., of Wash-
ington, New Jersey, is interested in con-
sidering for employment a young grad-
uate trained in physics, or in engineer-
ing, especially electrical or mechanical.
They also might be interested in a per-
son who has not graduated but has
two or three years of undergraduate
training in physics or engineering.
The Detroit Police Department Aca-
demy announces the examination for
policewoman to be given June 28, 1952.
Applicants must be between 23 and 30
years of age, have a college degree,
with courses in social science or ex-
perience in social work or in a field in
which public contacts was part of the
work, must be at least 5 feet one inch
high and must weigh at least 101
pounds. Further/ details may be got-
ten from the Bureau of Appointments.
The American Brass Company, Water-
bury, Connecticut, (division of Ana-
conda Copper Mining Company) has
some openings in its Sales Training
Program. Persons interested in applying
for this program should be interested in
industrial selling, with good mechan-
ical comprehension and ability to han-
dle simple mathematical concepts.
Equitable Life Insurance Company of
Iowa has openings in a number of
cities in Michigan for men interested in
a career of life insurance underwriting.
There is no specific training for this
work required to begin work with this
California State Personnel Board has
announced an examination for Junior
Sanitary Engineer to be given July 19,
final date for filing applications, June
21. Applicants must be U. S. citizens,
California residence is not required.
More information may be obtained at
the Bureau of Appointments.
REGISTRATION: Students who have
been using the facilities of the Bureau
of Appointments (Office interviews and
information about current openings)
are reminded that when the DOB stops
this week they will be out of contact
with the office. Although the Bureau
receives job requests all during the
year, it can be of service to only those
alumni who are registered. If you are
not yet placed, or if you are going into
service and expect to want a position
when you are released, you are urged
to register with the Bureau prior to
leaving school.hThis will result in a
permanent set of credentials, which will
always be available for placement pur-
poses whenever you are available. In
addition, many employers prefer to see
credentials before talking to candi-
dates. You may register at the Bureau
any week day.
Young Women's Christian Association,
of Cleveland, Ohio, will have vacancies
in its Health and Physical Education
Department next September. Require-
ments include ability to teach indivi-
dual sports such as golf, tennis, bad-
minton, and also requires a Water Safe-
ty Instructors Rating.
Academic Notices

To thine own self...
To the Editor:
HER IS an alarming tendency
among some teachers at this
'University to deplore all student
opinion which does not reflect
their own, and it appears to be in
some such spirit that Prof. Joshua
McClennen has urged Daily writ-
ersr to -ask themselves questions
which - because they are the
"right" questions-will result in a
policy of patience toward an ad-
ministration so willing, as he says,
to go "more than halfway" to
meet the students. He would, I am
sure, instance as proof of such
willingness the Lecture Commit-
tee's flat refusal to allow students
speakers of their own choosing
and President Hatcher's outright
veto of a mild, much-compromised
student proposal to give local fra-
ternities at least the surface ap-
pearance of democratic institu-
In my own opinion, The Daily
has, in the past few weeks, been
more interesting and more valu-
able than at any time since the
war; and this is primarily because
of its editorials taking vigorous,
intelligent exception to the in-
creasing restrictions upon student
freedom at' the University. The
front-page editorials by the senior
editors and Leonard Greenbaum's
series on the Lecture Committee
have been especially excellent.
I hope that The Daily will con-
tinue next year the fight which it
has begun and that the editors
will never again reveal much sym-
pathy for the undemocratic rul-
ings of their elders, however re-
luctant those rulings may seem
to be. I hope, furthermore, that
when the editors undertake (as I
think they certainly should) the
self-examination suggested by
Prof. McClennen they will never
discover, somewhere within, the
image either of Prof. McClehnen
or President Hatcher but an inde-
pendent spirit which is youthful,
imaginative, courageous and im-
-Homer Swander
* * *
Saddening Observance
To the Editor:
IT HAS been brought to my at-
tention that at the recent
Ukranian Independence Celebra-
tion on campus, the name of Si-
mon Petlura was honored as a
hero of that great people.
I am saddened that this observ-
ance should be linked with the
name of that individual, for it is
not fitting that Petlura be asso-
ciated with the genuine heroes of
the struggle for national indepen-
dence such as Washington, Boli-
var, Mazzini, Garabaldi, Kossuth
and others, who contributed
mightily to the finest aspirations
of humanity.
A decent respect for the facts of
history compels an examination
of the deeds of this man. It was
pointed out by an observer in the
New York Times of October 27,
1927 that ". .. the American pub-
lic must bear in mind that in
hundreds of cities and villages
where the Jews dwelt massacre
upon massacre was carried out
with impunity by organized bands
of Petlura's army. In one instance,
in the town of Proskulross, there
were 6,500 men, women, and chil-
dren killed in one day."
Altogether, it was estimated by
impartial historians, 75,000 Jews
lost their lives in programs either
instigated or condoned by this
general. I could further document
this tragic era in the life of all the
Ukranian people, but that is not
necessary. Suffice it to say, the
attitude of the American people
toward such enemies of humanity
was clearly and unmistakably ex-
pressed in the verdict of the re-
cent Nurenberg trials.
It is not easy nor pleasant to

resuscitate these facts from the
annals of history. But unpleasant
or not, they are facts, and a ma-
ture concern for the well-being of
our civilization demands that they
be faced and recognized. Only by
recognizing who our heroes really
are can we best preserve and de-
fend our precious heritage of
American democracy.
-Rabbi Herschel Lymon
* * * i

tee, senator, or pressure group to
another - always endeavoring to
satisfy the desires of as many in-
fluential people as possible.
But a football would be a poor
symbol for two reasons: 1) Not
many people would recognize its
double significance, and 2) Some
would interpret it to mean that the
college president is appointed for
his ability to evade issues rather
than face them. Regardless of how
presumptuous this belief may be,
it would certainly not lend much
prestige to college presidents in
general and the high office they
But there is one better symbol
which he can be pictured holding
in his hands just as the G.I. holds
his rifle and the bride her bouquet
of flowers: a saucer and a cup of
tea. This would symbolize the so-
cial teas which it has become tra-
ditional for many of these distin-
guished executives to hold during
the year. With this symbol, we
capture the intrinsic value of the
college president to most students:
perfect and casual exemplification
of the art of graceful and gracious
No lemon please. Just cream and
-E. Sterling Sader
* * *
Misre presentation**
To the Editor:
THE things that are mentioned
in this year's Ensian-it ain't
necessarily so. Which is to say
that I have been misquoted, mis-
represented, and misinterpreted
by seven lines of fiction that might
be mistaken for fact. Perhaps I am
not Jonathan Swift, but neither
am I Rousseau as the article would
seem to indicate. And while I am
not a skeptic in the sense that I
believe an atomic bomb is going
to fall on Ann Arbor next week
(which was the, question asked in
the interview), I am one in that
I believe the impetus for knowl-
edge originates in skepticism.
Again, I have spent four wonder-
ful years here at the University
and could learn much if I were
to return next year and every year
after that, but I feel it would be
even more advantageous to take
graduate work elsewhere. Certain-
ly I want to write, but would not
"painfully" refer more to the
Ensian editor's struggles in writ-
ing this article than to my goals?
I am, of course, honored to be
chosen as a representative of the
senior class and I realize it is
difficult to write a sketch of some-
one you have talked to only for
a short while (taking none or few
notes), but it is not Hoyle to mis-
quote or incompletely quote simp-
ly for the sake of constructing
copy. Furthermore, I was promised
by the editor of the Ensian that I
would be allowed to check the
copy BEFORE it was printed. This
was not honored. As it stands,
those little misinterpreted state-
ments of misquoted monologue
were printed without permission.
Perhaps the worst of this is that
not only is this copy untrue-it's
not even well written.
Aristotle said that it was Homer
who taught the poets to lie suc-
cessfully. Could I lend my Iliad?
-Joan Striefling
* * *
Genocide Debate ..e.
To the Editor:
A BELIEF in free speech does
not include walking around
with no preconceived ideas about
anything: Ted Friedman's state-
ment setting forth the reasons

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ely flimsy evidence which those
who make this indictment pre-
But the S.D.A., decided to spon-
sor the debate, although it felt the
charge of genocide was a "fraud-
ulent misrepresentation," a n d
reeked of "insincere duplicity,"
because it believed that since gen-
ocide had become such an issue on
campus it might as well subject
the charge to the most strenuous
test of truth-debate against Prof.
No, liberalism does not mean no
pre-conceived ideas on charges of
the seriousness of genocide, which
the S.D.A. did have, but it does
mean allowing everyone to voice
his gripes, which the S.D.A. at-
tempted to do.
-Leonard Sandweiss
Book Exchange.. ..
To the Editor-
T HIS YEAR, your Student Legis-
lature is making an all out
attempt to provide you with the
best opportunities to sell your us-
ed books at your own prices.
Collections will be made in ev-
ery dormitory and quadrangle as
well as at the General Library, the
Union, the School of Business Ad-
ministration. and Angell Hall.
Booths in the residence halls
will operate primarily during meal
hours; other stations will be open
from 11:30 to 5:30 beginning
Thursday, June 5, until Thursday,
June 12.
S.L. will be able to return to you
90% of your list price. The other
10% will be used for operating ex-
penses, the state 3% sales tax, and
a small profit.
The Student Legislature Book
Exchange Committee was created
in response to an overwhelming
ref erendu vote supporting it in
the April elections.
-Victor Hampton
Student Legislature
Book Exchange Committee
** *
Democracy. . .
To the Editor:
IN THE hearts and minds of men,
democracy has long been a
beautiful ideal. Concepts such as
liberty, freedom, and equality
have been treated differently by
free thinking men in all the ages,
but the essential and basic fea-
tures of democratic societies have
existed and shall continue to exist
as long as man is able to grasp a
feeling for his brother and his own
well-being. The old Greeks had
the idea and thought it could best
be implemented by direct repre-
sentation by each individual in the
society. The English have beeh
able to reconcile their traditional
Monarchy with democratic sys-
tems of government. Our American
heritage has given us another form
of democracy which, though not
as perfect as many would like,
works fairly well.
Naturally,pwerAmericans feel a
great deal of pride for our own
brand of government, and we have
a deep concern with the external
threats which we must face from
time to time. We think, and
rightly so, that the best way to
preserve what we feel to be the
best way of life, is to keep our
democracy strong here at home
and to improve on the old ideals
which we have been given by our
forefathers, if necessary. Times
like this are extremely distressing
to us, and it is now when we face

best method of teaching a thing
as vague and nebulous as democ-
racy to young people is -to pro-
vide opportunities for them to ex-
perience it in life.
This is a principle which could
easily be applied to any university
community. I feel it is imperative
that this principle be applied to.
all of our university communities,
as they are considered to be the
breeding ground for the future
leaders of the country which is our
home. In light of these feelings
which I hold, I am extremely dis-
tressed with the apparent failure
of our particular University Ad-
ministrators to realize these few
essential facts in the process of
democratic education.
I feel that this charge is en-
tirely justified in the light of
recent campus events. First, the
unjustified blasts at the recog-
nized student government by cer-
tain top level administrators sev-
eral weeks ago. Second, the gradu-
al lessening of importance of the
Committee on Student Affairs, the
highest governmental authority in
our community on which students
have voting representation; and
the concurrent increasing impor-
tance of the recommendations of
administrators which usually ac-
company rulings of the SAC.
Third, and possibly the most criti-
cal cancer in our community's
democracy, is the failure to imp-
lement ideological democracy with
practical legislation which would
lead to democratic equality. The
fact that two successive presidents
of this University have seen fit to
reject measures specifically aimed
at removing written clauses sanc-
tioning discrimination gives elo-
quent testimony to verify this last
It is extremely unfortunate that
adequate grounding in the princi-
ples of democracy is denied to the
students at an institution which
could provide us with practical
experience in our own ideology
at this critical time. It appears,
though, that as long as the power
vested in the administrators of
this university is handled in a
semi - autocratic manner, that
democracy at the University of
Michigan will exist largely as a
set of nebulous ideals in the mind.
-Roger W. Wilkins
* * * .
s " a T . s
Latest Blunder ..
To the Editor:
PERHAPS THE'University Com-
mittee on Lectures might do
well by reading an excerpt from
a work by William Ellery Chan-
ning which reads:
"The right of free discussion
is, therefore, to be guarded by
the friends of mankind with pe-
culiar jealousy. It is at once the
most sacred and most endanger-
ed of all our rights. He who
would rob his neighbor of it
should have a mark set on him
as the worst enemy of freedom."
The recent banning, of Mrs.
Shore is the latest in a series of
blunders committed by the Lecture
Committee this year. If the Lec-
ture Committee had allowed the
debate on Genocide to procede as
scheduled, I have no doubt 'but
that the distinguished Professor
Slosson would have made short
work of those charging Genocide,
and the whole subject would soon
be dropped. No more "embaras-
sing" speakers would desire to
come back to be openly ridiculed.
The recent action of the Lec-
ture Committee proves, too, that
it is absolutely foolishness to have
two students sitting in on the
Committee meetings. The Student
Legislature, which has been pious-
ly and steadfastly refusing to
touch this "hot potato" issue,
should at last realize this and

come out with a vigorous policy
statement against the principle of
having such a Committee-wheth-
er composed of young men, old
men, or men of mixed ages!
-Gene Mossner
Sixty-Second Year
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To the Editor:
THERE ARE at least three well-
defined character types in
modern United States society: the
American G.I., the blushing bride
and the college president.
G.I. Joe is pictured as a grim,
determined looking young man
ready to go into battle for demo-
cracy. He is usually carrying a
The blushing bride is pictured
as a dainty, nervous miss anxious-
ly anticipating the new life she is
about to enter. She is usually hold-,
ing the traditional bridal bouquet.
The college president is thought


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