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The Lecture
TODAY THE Lecture Committee will have
a chance to rectify a situation which
has seriously damaged the name of the Uni-
versity for several years. The Student Leg-
islature bill, which changes the method of
approving outside speakers, will come before
the Committee for approval.
This bill provides for post-judgment of
speakers instead of the present pre-judg-
ment, and places the emphasis not on the
speaker but on his speech. The sponsor-
ing student group must sign a statement
which pledges that the speaker will abide
by the Regents rules governing speeches.
This means that the speaker may not ad-
vocate the overthrow of the government,
may not give a "subversive" speech and
must keep his speech in the "spirit of the
University." The SL, bill, therefore, does
not in any way change the content of the
Regents rules; it simply changes the .meth-
od of these rules.
The advantages of this plan do not simply
revolve around the question of free speech.
While it is evident that the matter of prin-
ciple is the basis for this new plan, it is
also true that the most immediate and ob-
vious result of the bill will be to strengthen
the standing of the University in this area
and, perhaps, throughout the nation.
Ever since the first black banner headlines
proclaiming the banning of a speaker ap-
peared in The Daily, in the Detroit papers
and throughout the state and nation, the
University's reputation has been placed in a
damaging light.
This is a direct backfire of the Regents
rules, since the Lecture Committee was
originally established to "protect" the Uni-
versity from bad publicity. In this it has
Invariably, the news of a banned speaker
is followed on this campus by a flood of jus-
tifiable protests from persons with all shades
of political opinion. Such diverse groups as
the Young Republicans, the Young Demo-
crats, the Civil Liberties Committee, the
Young Progressives, the Student Legislature,
the senior editors of The Daily and the Uni-
verglty faculty have voiced vociferous oppo-
sitioh to the banning of speakers.
The important point is that while people
on this campus understand that these
groups are defending the right to hear a
speaker and not what he has to say, out-
siders 'constantly tend to confuse the is-
sue. Those who hear of the issue only
through Detroit and state newspapers
jump to the mistaken conclusion that the
students and faculty are a "bunch of reds"'
or at least "pinks" who want to hear an
Arthur McPhaul or a Howard Fast be-
cause they are sympathetic with the
This is by no means an exaggeration. For
example, last spring when the literary col-
lege faculty came out against the Lecture
Committee, a Detroit paper made a great
deal of the story and then wrote an editorial
which clearly implied that the University is
infested with Communists and Communist
sympathizers: And just the other day a
University spokesman was called upon to
defend this institution after the McCarran
committee named this campus as one of
the "hot beds of Communism."
Another sore spot which can be cleared
up if the Lecture Committee approves the
SL bill is that of friction between students,
faculty, and administration.
Unless a new system is introduced, it
can be expected that both students' and
faculty will continue to protest bannings
in the future, that the public will con-

tinue to mistakingly identify those who
protest as Communists or Communist
sympathizers and that the University will
continue to suffer embarrassment.
It is up to the Lecture Committee to re-
cognize this ironic and muddled state of af-
fairs. The SL plan, it seems, is the answer
for now ... on the basis of both principle
and expediency.
--Alice Bogdonoff
to duty or commandment is incidental
in man. It cannot be relied upon. You must
fortify it by personal appeals, by wages in
this world or the other-by some smiling
prospect opened to the social conscript. This
was discovered long ago by wise religions,
which promised the saints heaven and gave
the clergy the earth; but foolish govern-
ments and philosophies in our day some-
times try to get on without reconciling the
individual. The result, sooner or later is
disaster; their constituency deserts them
with a wonderfully sharp and sudden revul-
sion of feeling. Converts, infidels and revo-
lutionaries have bad memories and worse
tempers. To justify their apostasy and heal
the wounds it may have caused they require
the balm of libeling their past and lording
it over their new surrounding. They are
the founders of the worst tyrannies.
--George Santayana

Edinburgh & Michigan

" - And It's Practically A Lifetime Appointment"

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Chuck Elliott, last year's
Daily managing editor, is now a graduate stu-
dent in English literature at Edinburgh. The
following is one ofsa series of articleshwhich
contain Mr. Eliott's impressions of the col-
legiate, and otherwise, life of the Scots.)
EDINBURGH, Scotland-The initial con-
fusion attendant upon entry into an
unfamiliar sort of academic life is just
about straightened out by this time. Dis-
tractions such as the American elections
(the news finally got here, in a rather frag-
mentary fashion, a week or so late) can be
put aside now, and an objective view of
existence in a Scottish university attempted.
The American student abroad is struck
first by physical problems. Obscure heat-
ing arrangements, warm beer, incessant
boiled turnips, and rain conspire to make
life somewhat more unpleasant than any-
one would ordinarily expect.
The fledgling state surmounted, however,
without a complete loss of balance, certain
major variants from American university
life stand out more clearly.
Edinburgh is not a collegiate university,
in the sense of Oxford or Cambridge, or
Yale, but is separated into faculties in much
the same way as Michigan is divided into
schools and colleges. No one I have spoken
to among the students seems entirely sure
about the enrollment, but best estimates
have it at about 7,000, overall.
It is a very cosmopolitan place, from
point of figures, perhaps, no more so than
Michigan, but with a more effective inter-
mingling of students from many coun-
As far as living is concerned, Edinburgh
corresponds roughly to a city university like
Wayne, with very few students in hostels
(dorms), and the great majority either at
home or in "digs." The latter is generally
a furnished room in a private home or
boarding house. Rent in digs runs about
two and a half to three pounds a week
($6-$8), which includes breakfast, supper,
and all three meals on Sunday.
There is nothing to correspond to fra-
ternities or sororities, institutions which
Scottish students tend to regard with
amazement, and, thanks to recent films, a
distinct curiosity. I am told that a demand
for apartments has sprung up here lately,
but they are expensive and scarce enough

to play only a small part in the housing
Under these circumstances, of course, the
university pays little attention to the stu-
dents, outside of the academic sphere. Wom-
en's hours are determined only by their
ability to secure a key from the landlady,
and regulations are correspondingly liberal
in the hostels.
Even if it were possible, in this space,
to describe all the variations between
Edinburgh and Michigan in curricular
matters, the account would be far from
readable. To an American, the catalogue
of a university such as this looks strange-
ly bare. For example, in the English liter-
ature and language department, only eight
courses are listed, including one course for
foreign students, and a course in Old
Norse. In the literary college catalogue
at Michigan, about fifty courses are listed
in the same department.
It can only be understood if this distinc-
tion is realized: whereas everything at Mich-
igan is nicely split up into separate units,
most of which are given each semester, or
at least every year, what is called a course
here at Edinburgh is actually a composite
affair. A course listed as, say, "Second Or-
dinary English Literature" means only that
it should be taken by second year students,
and might involve a number of different
subjects during its one year run. And from
year to year the subjects change. A cumula-
tive exam must be taken at the end of it.
In Scotland, the primary degree, usual-
ly taken in three or four years, is an MA.
It's possible to get several varieties of this
degree, depending on whether or not you
specialize, and whether you specialize to
the point of going into honours.
On the whole, academic standards run at
least a year or two above those at Michigan.
By the time the students come up to the
university, they are no older than the aver-
age freshman at home, but appear to be
roughly two years better educated. Per-
centage wise, fewer people are able to carry
on through college here than in the States,
which is one way of explaining the higher
standards; it must be admitted, however,
that secondary education in Britain, at least
in that school which sends a number of its
students on to the university, is much more
effective than in the ordinary -American.
high school.,
(Next: The University Town)

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University of Michigan
January 19 - January 29, 1953
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 ex-
amined 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 ar-
ranged 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-
iton Schedules.
Time of Class Time of Examination
(at 8 Wednesday, January 21. 9-12
(at 9 Saturday, January 24 9-12
(at 10 Tuesday, January 27 9-12
MONDAY (at 11 Monday, January 19 9-12
(at 1 Tuesday, January 20 2-5
(at 2 Thursday, January 29 9-12
(at 3 Thursday, January 22 2-5

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




Friday, January 23
Monday, January 26
Wednesday, January 28
Tuesday, January 20
Thursday, January 29
Thursday, January 22
Monday, January 19


Quad Councils .. .
To the Editor:
HARRY LUNN seems to have a
rather unfortunate miscon-
ception concerning the Inter-
House Council, one which also;
seems to be shared by some mem-
bers of SL. This is that IHC is
merely a body which will back up
other campus organizations in
their various stands, on such mat-
ters as that of late permission for
all organizations on a late per-
mission night. I can assure you
that thisnis not theway in which
many quad men think of the IHC.
If the matter of late permission
was "Sent to various groups as a
matter of courtesy," the respon-
sible members of IHC would con-
sider it a discourtesy rather than
a courtesy. We were elected to re-
present the considered opinion of
the men in the quads, and if we
are being asked to give the ap-
proval of the men we represent
without proper consideration I
feel Wve have every reason to re-
fuse to give approval without such

This is in fact what happened.
Bob Ely, of SL, presented the late
permission proposal to IHC. At the
following meeting the matter was
again brought to the floor and dis-
cussed as it should have been. In
the discussion it became evident
that the quads' problems with re-
spect to the problem were some-
what different from those of the
other groups concerned. Despite
the fact that some people, as Mr.
Lunn put it, could not see how "It
is hardly possible that quad resi-
dents would be opposed to such a
move since it would allow them to
have later parties," a-majority of
IHC, after considering all of the
ramifications, voted not to sup-
port SL's proposal.
We are not trying to make our
strength and presence felt upon
campus, but are merely carrying
out the duties of our elected posi-
tions; representing the men in
the thoughtful consideration of
problems concerning them.
--Ronald Dalton
Recording Sec'y.
E.Q. Council

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.

Chemistry 1, 3
English 1, 2
Psychology 31
English 112
Economics 51, 52, 53, 54
Great Books 1, Section 9
Sociology 51, 54, 60, 90
Political Science 1
French 1, 2, 11, 12, 31, 32
Spanish 1, 2, 31, 32
Russian 1
German 1, 2, 31, 11
Zoology 1

Monday, January 19
Wednesday, January 21
Wednesday, January 21
Wednesday, January 21
Friday, January 23
Friday, January 23
Saturday, January 24
Saturday, January 24
Monday, January 26
Tuesday, January 27
Tuesday, January 27
Tuesday, January 27
Wednesday. January 28


Reuther & the CIO


WALTER REUTHER, one of the most dy-
namic American labor leaders to gain
national prominence in the past decade, has
finally slugged his way to the top of the
strongest workers' organization in the coun-
try-the CIO.
Unlike his predecessor, the late Philip
Murray, Reuther has been outspoken on
many major issues outside of the realm of
immediate hour and wage disputes.
Reuther, an ex-Socialist, is an interna-
tionalist in political outlook and has sup-
ported most of the government's foreign aid
On the domestic scene, he has fought con-
stantly for the right of labor to have a
greater share in determining domestic poli-
cies of the government.

Reuther was seriously considering forming
a national Labor party 4 years ago. At that
time he was dissatisfied with the Democratic
nominee (whom he later supported) and
felt that Henry A. Wallace was not the
savior of this century.
Perhaps the most impressive thing
about the new CIO chief is the manner
in which he cleaned up a Communist in-
fested UAW-CIO without the aid of Con-
gressional committees and unnecessary
With thehemergence of Reuther as CIO
president the American public can expect
organized labor to take a more active part~
in the affairs of the nation.
-Mark Reader

Business Administration 22, Monday, January 19
122, 223a, 223b
Business Administration 1 Tuesday, January 20
Business Administration 73, Wednesday, January 21'
105, 143
Business Administration 13 Wednesday, January 21
(Econ. 173)
Business Administration 255 Friday, January 23 '
Business Administration 162 Friday, January 23

7-10 P.M.
7-10 P.M.
7-10 P.M.
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Ike, Taft & Durkin

WASHINGTON-The story of how Gen.
Eisenhower came to appoint Martin
Durkin as Secretary of Labor, an appoint-
ment which Sen. Robert A. Taft has angrily
denounced as "incredible," tells a great
deal about the next President of the United
States. The story starts with a talk Eisen-
hower had on Nov. 21, with George Meany,
new president of the American Federation
of Labor.
Meany made a strong plea for the choice
of a union man in the labor post. His
theme was that Eisenhower was a na-
tional rather than a party leader; that
labor had no quarrel with the appoint-
ment of able busines men in important
jobs; and that thus it was only fair that
labor too should have a voice in the new
Administration. Eisenhower was strongly
impressed by what Meany said.
He therefore instructed Attorney Gen-
eral-designate Herbert Brownell and other
aids to cast around for a union man as
Labor Secretary. Meany had not proposed
directly to Eisenhower the name of Martin
Durkin, who is Meany's old friend and heir
apparent. But he did make sure that Dur-
kin's name should be considered by Brown-
ell and the other Eisenhower aids. Investi-
gation showed that Durkin had certain out-
standing qualifications for the post,
Despite these qualifications, Durkin was
not at first very seriously considered. Ini-
tially, the object was to find a man who
had these qualifications, but who was also
a R.Pnirihl. a .nda r.AnnAt, panrntable tn

Brownell was well aware. In the long run,
despite Eisenhower's personal triumph at
the polls, the Democrats' labor monopoly is
unhealthy for the Republican party, and
here was a way to begin to break it.
The Democrats, moreover, are clearly on-
ly waiting for the appropriate moment to
denounce Eisenhower as "the captive of big
business," and the business coloration of
the Eisenhower Cabinet night lend force to
this charge. Durkin would disprove the
charge. Finally, Eisenhower himself genu-
inely meant what he said during the cam-
paign about being "President of all the peo-
ple." Here was a way to give the 27 million
people who had voted for Stevenson a voice
in the Administration.
There remained the Taft problem. As
Chairman of the Senate Labor Committee,
Taft certainly expected to be consulted. It
is silly to suppose that Gen. Eisenhower,
with the astute and experienced Brownell
at his elbow, failed to do so out of sheer
absent-mindedness, or had no notion what
Taft's reaction would be, and decided to go
ahead with the Durkin appointment any-
way, as the best choice available.
This is what matters a great deal more
than whether Sen. Taft really intended
his statement as a declaration of war on
Eisenhower. Many knowledgeable observ-
ers have long believed that the Eisen-
hower-Taft truce could only be tempor-
ary under any circumstances. And if Taft
does choose to declare war now, he will
simply isolate himself, since by any reason-
able Congressional head-count, Eisenhower
wl .. h+ .ve%.latmninrity in 'noear s'nu onv

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official publication of the University
of Michigan for which the Michigan
Daily assumes no editorial responsi-
bility. Publication in it is construc-
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University. Notices should be sent in
TYPEWRITTEN form to Room 2552
Administration Building before 3 p.m.
the day preceding publication (before
11 a.m. on Saturday.)
Ushers for Messiah Concerts. Extra
Series Ushers report at Hill Auditorium
Sat., Dec. 6, at 7:45 p.m. Choral Union
Ushers report at Hill Auditorium Sun.,
Dec. 7, at 1:45 p.m.
M~essiah.Two traditional Christmas
performances of Handel's monumental
religious oratorio, "Messiah," will be
presented by the University Musical
Society, Saturday evening, Dec. 6, at
8:30; and Sunday afternoon, Dec. 7, at
2:30, in Hill Auditorium.
Performers will include Nancy Carr,
soprano of Chicago; Eunice Alberts,
contralto, of Boston; David Lloyd, ten-
or, of Boston; James Pease, bass, of
New York City. The University Choral
Union, augmented to 325 voices, and the
University Musical Society Orchestra;
with Mary McCall Stubbins at the or-
gan; all under the direction of Lester
McCoy, Associate Conductor of the Uni-
versity Musical Society.
Tickets (5Oc and 70c0 are on sale at
the offices of the University Musical
Society in Burton Tower; and will also
be available at the Hill Auditorium box
office an hour preceding the beginning
of each performance.
Academic Notices
The Michigan Rotating Seminar in
Mathematical Statistics will meet Sat.,
Dec. 6, at 2 p.m., in 117 Main Building,
Wayne University, Detroit. Prof. P. S.
Dwyer, of University of Michigan,
will speak on "Problem of Classifica-
tion and Linear Programming," and
Prof. C. K. Tsao, of Wayne University,
will speak on "A General Class of Sim-
ple Sequential Tests." All interested
are welcome.
Interdepartmental Seminar in Meth-
ods of Machine Computation. Meeting
of Mon., Dec. 8, postponed because of
conflict. Many may be interested in
attending a session of the Mathematics
Colloquium, 3011 Angell Hall, at 4 p.m.
Dr. T. S. Motzkin of the Institute forj
Numerical Analysis, Los Angeles (which
nnea+fi h+S Wm m N ati n,,,.B,,eauo

Center for Group Dynamics, will be
the key speaker. His subject is "The
Camp Family and Its Members." The
meeting is open to the public. There
will be no registration fee for stu-
Newman Club is sponsoring a Latin-
American party planned and presented
by the students from Mexico. All New-
manites-Latin, North, or what have
you-are invited. We would like as
many girls as possible to attend. Time:
9 to 12 p.m.
Beacon. Lunch at noon, in the League
Cafeteria. Adjourn at 1:15 to Professor
Price's studio in Burton Tower to read
a play.
Michigan Christian Fellowship. Re-
ception after the Messiah in the Wes-
ieyan Lounge of the Methodist Church.
All members and interested students
are cordially invited.
Congregational Disciples Guild. Fire-
side at Guild House from 7:15 to 8:30.
Discussion on "What Is Reality?"
(Continued on Page 41
VENTURE to declare that a
state of reflection is contrary
to nature; and that a thinking
man is a depraved animal."
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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-
tion* see bulletin board in the School of Music.
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any necessary
changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any necessary
changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
* * * *
College of Engineering
January 19 to January 29, 1953
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 s'pecial 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 5th and January 10th for instruction. To
avoid misunderstandings and errors each student should receive
notification from his instructor of the time and place of his ap-
pearance in each course during the period January 19 to Jan-
uary 29.
No date of examination may be changed without the consent
of the Classification Committee.

Time of Class


Time of Examination
Wednesday, January 21
Saturday, January 24
Tuesday, January 27
Monday, January 19
Tuesday, January 20
Thursday, January 29
Thursday, January 22
Friday, January 23
Monday, January 26
Wednesday, January 28
Tuesday, January 20
Thursday, January 29
Thursday, January 22
Monday, January 19




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