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Should We Recognize
Communist China?

Pro ..
ONCE AGAIN ,the question of recognizing
Communist China has gained headline
status, this time by virtue of Secretary of
State Dulles' hint that the United States
might consider recognizing the Red regime
if it changed its anti-Western policies and
stopped supporting aggression in Indochina
and elsewhere.
Recognition of Red China by the Unit-
ed States would probably include accept-
ance into the United Nations General
Assembly, although the presence of Na-
tionalist China, or Formosa, in the Secur-
ity Council would undoubtedly prevent the
Reds from breaking into that elite group.
The wisdom of such a move depends on
the, ratio of advantages to disadvantages
resulting from it in relation to the free
world's struggle for peace and its effect upon
the aims of the United Nations. Of course,
if Red China satisfied the first minor con-
dition, that of abandoning its anti-Western
policies, there could hardly be any valid
opposition to diplomatic recognition. If and
when the Peiping regime did alter its anti-
Western policies, it would no longer be in
conflict with the free world's desire for
peace or the idealistic aims of the United
Nations, and there need be no disagreement
on recognition.
Since, however, it is not likely that Red
China will abandon any anti-Western
modes of, behavior while yet unrecognized,
the question should be whether to recognize
the Communist government before it satis-
fies Iulles' conditions. As long as recogni-
tion is withheld, Red China will continue to
be antagonistic to the West, and only by
extending official diplomatic recognition
can the United States effect any change in
Red China's attitudes and policies.
In the first place, recognition need not
mean approval of the form of government
recognized (to repeat an old line) but
merely a reluctant admission that the
government is in power. If we have scru--_-
ples against recognizing certain forms of
government, we had no business recogniz-
lng Russia.
There is hardly any sense in refusing a
nation recognition and admittance to the
UN on the excuse that we do not approve
of its form of government. Since the pur-
pose -of the UN is to promote peace and
democratic government among its members,
little could be gained by restricting mem-
bership to nations that have already agreed
on those principles. The idea is, or should
be, to include governments which do not
hold to those ideals in the UN so that it
can work for peace within instead of at-
tempting to reform countries for which it
has no official use.
Admittance of Red China to the UN
would definitely enhance the possibilities of
changing its aggressive habits, since it would
then be subject to more rigid regulations
which it can now ignore. It would be easier
to persuade the Peiping regime to conform
to UN principles. Although membership in
the UN does not seem to improve Russia,
think of how much harder it would be to
deal with the Kremlin if it were not in
the UN.
Recognition by the United States would
also improve our relations with Red China,
not to mention Great Britain.
Obviously it would be simpler to deal with
Communist China under mutual recognition
than it is now in a sheriff-outlaw situation
with the villain as powerful as the hero.
Furthermore, the possibility exists that the
presently dwindling chances of Chinese Ti-
toism would be increased by recognition.
Taken, altogether, the advantageous pos-
sibilities of recognizing Red China greatly
outweigh the disadvantages, for Red China
certainly could do no more damage to world
peace as a recognized member of the UN
than it already has done. Consequently, if
nothing can be lost by recognition, and
everything is to be gained, the United States
should recognize Red China and permit its
admittance to the United Nations.
Jim Dygert

Architecture Auditorium
HARVEY, with James Stewart and Jose-
phine Hull
THERE is something basically repellent
about movies (or any other media) that
try, with standardized methods, to probe the
short-comings of the standardized man. The
fullpage magazine spreads that urge us, in
thecliches of democracy, to preserve our in-
dividuality, exemplify this kind of offensive-
ness. All this is by way of rejoicing over the
fact that Harvey, a production with all sorts
of quirks and idiosyncrasies, takes up the
struggle as it should be fought-with all the
force of unique personalities going their
own way. The picture does lapse occasion-
ally into the ordinary well-worn ruts, but
in the main it has the air of genuinely not
giving a damn about many things.
It is very satisfying to find, in a movie
that would have us trust to character as
the eternally valuable element, such well-
developed characters. Josephine Hull's
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Dulles in a recent statement hinted that
the United States will consider recognition
of Red China as a de facto government if
the Communists cease aggression toward
Indo-China and alter their anti-West poli-
One reason advocates of recognition
give for accepting the Red's government
is that we can then encourage them to
break with Russia, wooing them to our
side as we did with Tito. But there is no
indication that a Chinese government
even though hostile to Moscow would be
more friendly to the U.S. than it is now.
This would be forgetting that the ultimate
goal of all communists is worldwide ac-
ceptance of their doctrines. They will con-
tinue to work for this even though they
may break with Moscow.
Secondly, it is argued that the Nationalist
government no longer represents the people
of China, is filled with corruption and has
increasingly fewer followers. To many Chi-
nese, however, Chiang-Kai-Shek represents
the fact that resistance to communism still
exists. On the other hand there is no way
of ascertaining how many Chinese people
really are behind the Red government-look
at the numbers of Chinese and North Kor-
ean POW's who refuse repatriation.
Recognition of Red China would give a
tremendous lift to the prestige of Russia at
a time when that country is suffering inter-
nal troubles. It might damage seriously the
morale of people 'in the satellites who are
watching with interest resistance against
communist infiltration in Asia. United
States prestige would be destroyed in the
eyes of many Asians, and our previous work
in building good relations would be virtual-
ly wiped out. If we sanction the communist
methods of gaining power in China, might
we not do the same to them if they are
overrun? Thus they will look on United
States help with increasing suspicion and
might resort to making fatal compromises
with the Chinese in the hope that this will
save them.
Most important outcome of our recogniz-
ing the Chinese People's government would
be its eventual acceptance in the UN. With
the European countries having accepted
Red China, we could not continue to oppose
her entry into the UN on one hand while
recognizing her diplomatically on the other.
Acceptance of the Reds Into the UN
would mean the vindication of the Chi-
nese aggression in Korea. In its anxiety
to achieve peaceful relations, the UN
would be reversing its stand on aggres-
sion. The Chinese by their atrocity record
in Korea and systematic disregard of
human rights in their own country have
shown that they have no respect for the
fundamentals of human -decency put
forth in the UN charter. .
Thus the United States should continue
its present policy toward Red China until it
proves beyond a reasonable doubt that it
intends to take its place peacefully with the
other nations of the world.
--Freddi Lowenberg
At the State .. .
with Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger,
and Ann Blyth
LAST SPRING, a press-agent for Ciner-
ama, visiting Ann Arbor referred to the
area illuminated by the famous triple-pro-
jection process that he was promoting as the
"mighty giant screen."
The new "big screen" on which "All the
Brothers were Valiant" is being shown
locally is one of more modest dimensions,
but seems to have a stability appropriate
to its conservatism. It has been incorpor-
ated into the theater as part of the 3-D
renaissance which will climax in a few

weeks with the presentation of "The
Robe," the 20th Century Fox Cinema-
scope venture which is expected to cli-
max the birth pains of the entire enter-
prise. It is not the overwhelming circus
that Cperama is, but a slightly concave,
approximately rectangular surface gen-
drously larger than the standard 3:4 square
of everyday movies.
This screen, or modifications of it, should
wear well. The new relationship of height
to width provides a generally more "em-
phatic" visual experience, and the' per-
formers have new range and breathing
space. Some compositions have the static
grandeur of good paintings.
The film itself, a sea story, is a compe-
tent, reasonably absorbing adventure story
in which enough capable people have been
assembled to furnish a suitably coherent
diversion. This includes Director Richard
Thorpe, who did "Ivanhoe" and scenarist
Harry Brown, who collaborated on the
script for "A Place in the Sun."
A few- sequences of high cinematic sus-
pense are the best things in the film, fresh-
est of which is a suspended mutiny blending
a number of conventional plot quantities in-
to a finely complex composition.
Beyond that, however, the big screen is

A Divided
(EDITOR'S NOTE: William McIntyre, the au-
thor of the following article on Ireland, is cur-
rently doing a year of independent study at
Queen's College, Belfast, on an exchange scholar-
ship. McIntyre received his master's degree in
political theory from the University last June.)
IT IS A TYPICAL evening in Belfast .. .
cold, damp, and drizzling. From my win-
dow in "The Queen's Chambers" I can see
the silhouette of Great Hall directly across
the street . . . the keystone of the Univer-
sity, a huge castle-like structure built over
a hundred years ago and looking older than
its age. A half mile up University Road is
the City Hall. Three miles to the south is
Stormont, the home of Northern Ireland's
Parliament. Eighty miles further south is
Dublin, once the capital city of all Ireland,
now the capital of the Republic of Eire.
Somewhere between Belfast and Dublin
runs a dividing line, established thirty-two
years ago, and separating the twenty-six
counties of Eire from the six counties of
Northern Ireland. It is a strange division,
boking off the North-Eastern corner of
the island with a line that in one place
may run up the middle of a village street,
cutting off the pub from the postoffice,
and in another place may cut comically
between the oats in one field of a small
farm and the turnips in another.
To a stranger the border at first seems
incomprehensible. To divide the small popu-
lation of a small island by any rigid and
unalterable barrier seems no more sensible
than to arrange a barbed-wire entanglement
across the middle of the bathroom floor.
But the first and foremost political concern
of the Irishman is retention or obliteration
of the border, depending on the point of
view which he holds; and his point of view
is conditioned almost entirely by his re-
Three-fourths of the population of Ire-
land are Roman Catholics. The remaining
fourth is made up of members of the various
Protestant churches. However, in the Re-
public of Eire roughly nineteen people out of
every twenty are Catholic, while in North-
ern Ireland only one out of three adheres
to the Church of Rome. With few excep-
tions, the Protestants want the border and
the Catholics don't.
In Northern Ireland, where the two
faiths tend to separate into communal
strongholds, come war or come peace a
political candidate stands or falls on the
position he takes with regard to the bor-
der. I have yet to meet the voting resi-
dent of Northern Ireland whose vote was
not the political expression of his attitude
toward partition, despite all other issues in
the campaign and despite the amount of
formal education he had received.
The situation is most fascinating when
viewed from a personal level. On learning
that a stranger is interested in the religious
question, the well-meaning Northern Irish-
man, be he Catholic or Protestant, gracious-
ly warns, "Ochh, that's one topic you don't
talk about here just!" He then proceeds to
expound, offering a myriad of intriguing ex-
amples 'to prove that both sides have at
times been unfair' and presenting the 'other
side's' point of view with an objectivity
which he is convinced is indeed rare.
* * * *
(UCH PROCEDURE would not seem so
t. ludicrous if so many Northern Irishmen
did not practice it. Yet when it comes time
to cast his vote the omniscient arbiter sheds
the robe of philosopher-king and firmly
aligns himself behind the political-religious
faith of his father.
The Catholics throughout Ireland affirm
that the border was imposed from with-
out by the British Parliament and that
the majority of Irish people favor its dis-
solution. The Protestants in Northern
Ireland contend that they stand to benefit

from membership in the Commonwealth
and that certain practices which they tol-'
erate, and are legally prohibited in the
Republic of Eire, such as divorce and the
sale of contraceptives might be outlawed
throughout the island were the border dis-
An election was just held in Northern
Ireland. For weeks ahead the campaigners
rode up and down University Road, echoing
fervent shibboleths from a costumed cara-
van and including in their entourage a wa-
gon full of laughing youngsters with their
feet dangling from the sides and a small
flute band which alternately played Irish
anthems and Sousa marches.
After the tumult was over, after everyone
had had his chance to write stirring letters
to the editor . . . often signing them "Rest-
less Presbyterian" or "Curious Catholic" . .
the ballots were counted. As was expected,
the party favoring retention of the border
emerged with precisely the same two to one
majority it held when the campaign began.
The moral of this story I don't know.
But the prologue to any statement of a
moral is clear: One cannot begin to under-
stand the nature of the social, economic, and
political problems which confront Ireland
without first informing himself of the pow-
erful religious undercurrents which per-
meate all Irish affairs.
Perhaps it can be said that partition
will end automatically when all the people
who compose the nation find, after cen-
turies of dispute, some common ground in
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-Daily-Bill Hampton
Couple of Pre-Game Sports

NATIONAL AND international politics took a back seat to local
issues this week with Student Legislature elections, trophy squab-
bles and the MSC game making headlines.
Leading up to the traditional football battle a Paul Bunyan
trophy for the victor continued to bear the brunt of criticism
from student leaders at both schools who thought the award
should be student-inspired instead of receiving its origin from
Gov. G. Mennen Williams' political moves.
The trophy was presented to game captains before the East
Lansing kick-off, minus official University approval and still lacking
the total $1,400 needed to finance the massive statue.
In an attempt to stave off possible disturbances arising from the
University-MSC meet, administration and student leaders from both
institutions met early in the week to plan activities to keep brawls
and pranks to a minimum before and after the game.
The attempt was to little avail however, and seven University
students were suspended later in the week for painting MSC property.
Reinstatement of the pranksters was virtually assured following a
cleanup campaign by the vandals.
* *~ * *
SL ELECTIONS-Student apathy continued to be the cliche of
the year, following a just -average (44.3 per cent) turnout in the SL
elections on Wednesday and Thursday. Charges of ballot box stuffing
and the dropping of a few Legislature incumbents from the counting
early in the game clouded the election spotlight however.
Referenda presented to the campus resulted in general dis-
approval of last spring's shortened exam period with no "dead"
weekend. The winning choice was a return to the old system of
final exams which would result in unofficial graduation of
Despite written and verbal controversy that reached a height the
day before. elections, the SL 'Fair Play the Wolverine Way' sticker
was approved by a slight 100 vote margin.
* * * *
SL AND SAC-With the approach of Academic Freedom Week in
sight the Student Affairs Committee made an attempt to fix re-
sponsibility for all activities occurring at the week's meetings. The
SL, although passing a motion which indicates they will accept the
responsibility, asked that an SAC-proposed clause requiring signa-
tures of resolutions drawn up at meetings be withdrawn on the
grounds that it "violates SL's Academic Freedom Policy stand."
The only way to resolve the main difference between the two
groups seemed to be substituting the statement "resolutions drawn up
at any meeting during Academic Freedom Week are not the opinions
of the student body in general but only of this 'ad hoc' group."
- -Pat Roclofs
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



(Continued from Page 2) I
wisconsin. Applicants must hold an
A.B. degree or expect to receive one by
June, 1954. Application blanks must be
filed not later than Dec. 30, 1953, in
order to qualify for the written test to
be given on Jan. 16, 1954. Applications
and complete announcements are avai-
able at the Bureau of Appointments,
3528 Administration Building.
The Food Machinery & Chemical
Corp., John Bean Dv., Lansing, Mich.,.
is interested in contacting Mechanical
Engineers for two openings in the Divi-
The Western Adjustment & Inspec-
tion Co.. in Chicago, Ill., would like
to hear from Feb. and June graduates
interested in the adjustment profes-
sion. The company offers a continuous
training program for positions located
throughout the Midwest.
The Maryland Casualty Co. is offer-
ing a training program to college men
interested in a career in the insurance
field. Accepted applicants will be train-
ed in Detroit or in Baltimore, Md.
The Cessna Aircraft Co., wichita, Kan-
sas, is interested in hearing from Aero-
nautical and Mechanical Engineers
seeking a permanent connection in the
commercial aircraft industry.
For further information concerning
these and other employment oppor-
tunities, contact the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 3528 Administration Build-
ing, Ext. 371.
Lecture by Prof. Sydney Chapman,
auspices Departments of Astronomy,
Aeronautical Engineering, Physics, and
Geology, Tues., Nov. 17, 4 p.m., 1400
Chemistry Building. Topic, "Magnetic
Storms and Changes on the Sun."
Academic Notices
Geometry Seminar, Mon., Nov: 16, at
7 p.m. in 3001 Angell Hall. Dr. J. B.
Wright will continue his talk on "2-
dimensional Quasi-Projective Geome-
Anatomy Seminar. "Energy Sources
for Muscle Contraction," Dr. Raymond
L. Garner; "Studies of Muscle, Using
Physical Methods," Dr. Darwin L. Wood;
2501 East Medical Bldg., 11 a.m., Mon.,
Nov, 16.
Logic Seminar, Tues., Nov. 17, at 4
p.m., in 2203 Angell Hall. Prof. Hao
Wang, of Harvard University and Bur-
roughs Corp., will speak "On Some New
Undecidable Propositions Generated by
Semantic Paradoxes."
The Mathematics Orientation Semi-
nar will meet Mon., Nov. 16, at 3 p.m.
in 3001 Angel Hal. Mr. James Brooks
will speak on "Some Objections to the
Peano Axioms."
Seminar in Mathematical Statistics!
Tues,, Nov. 17, from 3-5 p.m., in 3201
Angell Hall. Professor P. S. Dwyer will
be the speaker.
he University Extension Service an-
Efficient Reading. Designed to help
the individual improve his reading
rate, concentration, vocabulary, and
critical comprehension. Class discus-
sion, practice with visual aids, reading
selections with comprehension checks.
This course is not open to University
freshmen since a program of remedial
reading is currently being offered un-
der the direction of the Bureau of Psy-
chological Services. Enrollment in each
section is limited to twenty. Eight
weeks, $8.00.
Section II. Instructor: James W
Downer. Tuesday evening, Nov. 17, 7
p.m., 306 Student Legislature Building,
512 South State Street.
Section III. Instructor: Alton L. Ray-
gor. Monday evening, Nov. 16, 7 p.m.,
306 Student Legislature Building, 512
South State Street.
Registration for the class may be
made during University office hours in
4501 Administration Building.
Program of Compositions by Leslie
Bassett, Instructor in Composition in
the School of Music, 4:15 Sunday aft-
ernoon, Nov. 15, in Auditorium A, An-
gell Hall. The program will open with
Bassett's Sonata for Horn and Piano,
performed by Ted Evans, horn, and
Helen Titus, piano. Benning Dexter,
Associate Professor of Piano, will con-
tinue the program with Six Piano
Pieces. Threerworks willtbe heard for
the first time, "Five Songs," sung by
Norma Heyde, soprano, withrAnita Bas-
sett at the piano, "Brass Trio," played
by Donald Haas, trumpet, Ted Evans,
horn, and Glenn Smith, trombone, and
"Trio for Viola, Clarinet, and Piano,"

with David Ireland,aviola, William
Stubbins, clarinet, and Mary McCall
Stubbins, piano. The Stanley Quartet
will bring the concert to a close with
the Second String Quartet. The general
public will be admitted without charge.
University Woodwind Quintet, Nel-
son Hauenstein, Flute, Albert Luconi,
Clarinet, Lare Wardrop, Oboe, Ted Ev-
ans, French Horn, and Lewis Cooper,
Bassoon, with Colette Jablonski Rom-
zick, Pianist, will be heard in a concert
at 8:30 Tuesday evening, Nov. 17, in
the Rackham Lecture Hall. The pro-
gram will include Hartley's Divertis-
sement, Mortensen's Quintette, Rivier's
Petit Suite, Weis' Serenade, and Thuil-
le's Sextett, Op. 6. The general public
will be admitted without charge.
Museum of Art, Alumni Memorial
Hall, Framing - Right and Wrong,
through Nov. 20, Michigan Printmak-
classes! Yet, only about 100 fans
showed up to cheer for the team
that is about to play the biggest
game of the season. Our team may
have been chosen as the under-
dog in the great Michigan-MSC
game, but at least they could've
been shown that the student body
was rooting for them all the way!
We here at Michigan always
gripe about State, its football
4 -- _ _ -3 .L - _L. . _ . 1 _.. _

ers Society, through Nov. 18. Open 9-5
on weekdays; 2- %i Sundays. The pub-
lic is invited.
Events Today
Michigan Christian Fellowship. Dr.
Merrill C. Tenney, Dean of the Gradu-
ate Division, Wheaton College, will
speak on the subject "God's Concern
for Man," 4 p.m.. Lane Hall. All stu-
dents are invited. Refreshments will
be served.
Roger Williams Guild. Student class
continues its discussion, "What Stu-
dents Can Believe About Prayer," 9:45
a.m. Guild will have as guest speaker
Mrs. Cecil Creal, who will discuss "Pre-
paring for a Happy Family," 6:45 p.m.
Wesley Foundation. Student Seminar,
9:30 a.m. Topic: Man: Brute or Angel.
Fellowship supper, 5:30 p.m. Worship
and program: Jack and Judy Brown
will speak on Work Camping in the
Slums of Washington, D.C., 6:45 p.m.
Fireside Forum for graduate students,
7:30 p.m. Miss Pat Fritz will speak on
"Tales of an Austrian Work Camp."
Newman Club. Communion Breakfast
after the 9:30 Mass at the Father Rich-
ard Center. Guest speaker: Father Stei-
ner, President of the University of De-
Episcopal Student Foundation. Holy
Communion Service followed by break-
fast at Canterbury House, 8 and 9 a.m.
Student Supper Club, 6 p.m. Coffee
Hour following eight o'clock Evensong.
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Student
Club. Supper-program at 6 p.m. Film
and dicussion "And with This Ring."
Lutheran Student Association. Reli-
gious movie, "For Good or Evil," 7 p.m.
Unitarian Student Group. Informal
social gathering, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian
Church. Those needing or able to fur-
nish transportation, meet at Lane Hall,
7:15 p.m.
Congregational-Disciples Guild. May-
flower Room, Congregational Church,
7 p.m. Professor Shirley Allen, School
of Natural Resources, will share with
us on "Christianity and Conservation."
Chartered Bus to Detroit Opera. Bus
for "Don Giovanni" leaves the east
(League) side ofnHill Auditorium at
6:15 p.m. this evening.'
Hllel Foundation Activities for the
Sun.-2:30-4:30 -Reception honoring
Osias Zwerdling; 5 p.m.-Hillel Chorus;
6 p.m.-Supper Club; 7:30-Bridge Par-
ty; 8 p.m.-Business meeting of mar.
ried couples.
The Graduate Outing Club meets at
2 p.todaygat the rear of the Rack-
ham Building. There will be a hike In
the. country followed by supper in the
Rackham Building. Those who have
cars are urged to bring them to help
with transportation. Newcomers wel-
Coming Events
The University of Michigan Law
School presents the seventh in its ser-
les of Thomas M. Cooley Lectures. Fred-
erick Henry Lawson, Professor of Com-
parative Law at the University of Ox-
ford, will speak on the general topie
"A Common Lawyer Looks at the Civil
Law." These lectures will be presented
November 16 to 20, at 4:15 p.m., Hutch-
ins Hall, Room 120.
Mon, Nov. 16-"The Historical Back.
Tues., Nov. 17-"The Form . and
Sources of the Civil Law"
Wed., Nov. 18-"The Contribution of
Roman Law"
Thurs., Nov. 19-"The Advance Be-
yond Roman Law"
Fri., Nov. 20-"Non-Roman Elements
in the Civil Law"
These lectures are open to the public,
free of charge.
Conference on Higher Education.
Theme: Implications of the Reports of
Three Commissions on Higher Educa-
Tues., Nov. 17, 2 p.m., Rackham Am.
phitheater, addresses by John D Millet,
President, Miami University and former
Director of the Commission on Finan-
cing Higher Education; and Thomas R.
McConnell, Chancellor, Buffalo Uni-
versity and former member of the
President's Commission on Higher Ed-
Tues., Nov. 17, 8:30 p.m., Auditorium
A, Angel Hall, address by Dael Wolfe,
Director Commission on Human Re-
sources and Advanced Training.
Wed., Nov. 18, 9 a.m., Rackham Build.-
ing discussion groups on the implic-
tions of the three reports for higher
education in Michigan.
American Institute of Electrical En-
gineers-Institute of Radio Engineers,
Joint Student Branch. Meeting Wed.,

Nov. 18, 8 p.m., Natural Science Audi-
torium. Color TV demonstration and
lecture by C. N. Hoyler, staff member
of the David Sarnoff Research Center
of the Radio Corporation of America.
'Everyone welcome.
Elizabeth The Queen, by Maxwell An-
derson, will be presented by the De-
partment of Speech Mon., Nov. 16, at
8 p.m. in the Lydia Mendelssohn The-
atre. The box office will be open Mon-
day from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.
Kindai Nihon Kenkyukai. Meeting at
8 p.m., Tues., Nov. 17, East Conference
Room, Rackham. Discussion topic: Ohio
State University's report on research
concerning socio-psychological "Ad-
justments of Japanese Students in the
U.S." Discussion chairman: Professor
Joseph K. Yamagiwa. Everybody inter-
ested invited. Refreshments.
The Kaffee Stunde of the Deutscher
Verein will meet on Mon., Nov. 16, at
3:15, in the taproom of the Michigan
Union. Two members of the German
Department will be present to greet all
who come: Mr. W. Dyck and Dr. A. F.
Brown. All are invited to come to speak
The Deutscher Verein will have its
next meeting on Tues., Nov. 17, at 7:30,
in Room 3-A of the Michigan Union.
The program will include a colored
film, "Festival Time in Europe," de-
picting music and celebration. Coffee
will be served. Everyone invited.
Museum Movie. "Antarctic Whale




To the Editor:
MR. ED SHAFFER in his letter
published on Nov. 11th ex-
presses the same opinion about
colonialism in Asia as my own,
Russia is the chief colonial power
in Asia today, and she has made
it her business to remove all Eu-
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ropean rivals. Her aim is naturally
to make this removal so rapid that
chaotic conditions will result, as
happened in Indonesia.
Mr. Shaffer will no doubt read
with approbation the following
statement on pp. 247-248 in my
book: "In the year 1949 an amiable
young Indonesian official named
Almassawa came to Ann Arbor
and gave a talk before a student
body in the basement of Lane Hall
on State Street. The present writ-
er presided over the meeting and
the next day he took Mr. and Mrs.
Almassawa to Detroit. The latter
styled themselves Federalists. They
explained their position as follows:
He had an important office in B"r-
tavia, or Djakarta, where he help-
ed Indonesian nationalism by
working for the establishment of
a federal republic in imitation of
the U.S.A. He bemoaned the ruth-
less manner in which the associ-
ates of Sukarno and Hatta had
stifled free elections. Since Queen
Wilhekmina in December 1942 had
officially promised that Indonesia
would soon become an independent
nation, the Federalists and the
Dutch did not quarrel over the
question of a future colonial sta-
tus. The Federalists, who were
very numerous, and the Dutch in
1949 were ready to set up a sys-
tem of government that would
strongly resemble that in the
U.S.A. They did not want to turn
all authority and power over to a
few men who wished to rule with-
out proper elections and proper
-Albert Hyma



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