THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 19"5'9
PAGE TWO TUE MIChIGAN DAILY SATURDAY, MARCh U, 1953
In Search of an Issue
Latest Master Stroke On The Security Front
A CAMPAIGN without issues is pretty rare.
Even a minor election can usually be counted
on to direct the public eye to a few important
current problems, which candidates form their
platforms. And whatever candidates' inten-
tions might be, nobody stops them from mak-
ing eloquent and colorful promises.
Next week's Student Governmental Council
elections lacks the earmarks of an ordinary
campaign. SGC is springing into existence
from a void-its novelty deprives it of pre-
cedent or custom. SL's secondhand "issues"
have been handed down to it automatically, but
the long semesters these' problems-driving
ban, discrimination, and women's hours-have
remained unsolved and have robbed them of
their immediate appeal as issues.
IT'S UNDERSTANDABLE, in such a climate,
that the campaign should have something
of its present forced and artificial tone. Any
student election, promising in part some re-
cognition and glory for the victors, will draw
some people whose chief interest is recognition
and glory. The difficulty comes in distinguish-
ing these people from the others, whose state-
ments can't be radically different.
Twenty-three faces and names line the post-
er-decked windows of South University and
State Street. From these names the campus
voters must choose the eleven who can endow
SGC, in its crucial first months, with tradi-
tions worthy of continuing.
We hope that there are eleven candidates
who are interested enough in encouraging re-
cent moves to do something about the hack-
neyed old issues. Beneath their trite-phrase
exteriors they offer SGC ample ground for
starting on the right foot. None of the old
problems is insoluble-proposals made about
each of them, in the past few weeks, have
shown this. Now, it's a matter of doing-not
Sunday's SGC Supplement to The Daily will
present the platforms and backgrounds of the
23 candidates. Which, of them deserve the
eleven jobs is a decision every voter must
Ll r K$
Some Observations on Finding
A Defense Against the Bomb
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
W ON FIRST thought, devising a protection
or a defense against atomic warfare seems
an attractive idea. Continued reflection, how-
ever, suggests that it would be better not to be
able to find a protection or defense against the
If we did, war would become more or less
like it has always been, with great additional
miseries. War would still be a matter of de-
vising more powerful offenses and more effec-
tive defenses. The victor would probably be he
with the more effective defense. And if a de-
fense against atomic warfare could -be de-
vised, the side that devised it might not be,
fearful enough of war to refrain from it.
THERE CAN haradly be any doubt that we
are approaching a point where any war
will be an atomic war. In a recent issue of The
Reporter, retired United States Army Briga-
dier General Thomas R. Phillips writes about
"Our Point of No Return." We are building
atomic power to the point where other weapons
become completely obsolete, and atomic wea-
pons become the only ones available for a war.
Any war will be an atomic one.
But it is extremely unlikely that 3 either the
East or the West will risk an atomic war, there-
fore, any war, as long as the possible devasta-
tion keeps the chances of victory small, and
the prospect of victory empty. If a defense
against atomic warfare could be devised, the
willingness to assume the risk would increase,
and the possibility of war along with it.
OUR HOPE for never having to experience
an atomic war lies in the impossibility of
devising an adequate defense against atomic
weapons. We can be reasonably sure that no
one will risk a war without having first been
satisfied that he has a defense capable of
reducing destruction of himself to a predict-
Yet, while hoping that no such defense is
ever found, we must nevertheless continue to
search for one. We certainly would not like
to find Russia in possession of such a defense
and of a willingness to war while we had neith-
er. Instead we must assume that the Soviet
is attempting to work out a defense and make
the same kind of effort.
In the meantime, we hope that neither the
East nor the West succeeds in finding such a
defense. In this case, nothing succeeds like
failure. We can succeed in preventing war by
failing to make it possible, although trying hard
to make it possible.
ALL THIS is admittedly very vexing. It
amounts to not much more than an ob-
servation, and is surely nothing upon which to
base policy. The necessity of the situation is
that we continue to look for a defense, pos-
sibly even shifting our emphasis from de-
veloping more destructive weapons to finding
a protection against them.
Then, again, either side might consider its
offense potent enough to prevent retaliation
and begin active hostilities on that score. But
it seems unlikely that either will start any-
thing unless he has developed at least what
he considers. an adequate defense. Whether
either will cannot be predicted; inventions
aren't inventions until they are invented.
I guess the only moral that' can be drawn
from all this is that getting grey hairs solves
TODAY AND TOMORROW
By WALTER LIPPMANN
IN CALCULATING the risks and in estimat-
Ing the top abilities in the Far East, we need
an explanation of the fact that both Peking
and Washington talk as if the struggle to
seize Formosa were a near possibility. Yet,
except for the lone voice of Mr. Joseph Alsop,
who thinks that the intelligence estimates of
Chinese power may be unreliable, the general
assumption is that the Red Chinese do not
have the military means needed to conquer
Formosa. They have no navy and the hundred
miles of water in the Formosa Strait are
guarded by the most powerful navy in the
world. Yet, as Mr. Alsop says, "the Peking
Government has been promising its people to
take Formosa this year at the top of its voice"
and "it is really hard to see why the brilliant
Chou En-lai should have engaged Peking's
prestige to the very hilt, if the threat to For-
mosa is a mere vainglorious maneuver."
Mr. Alsop's point is, I believe, well taken.
The question then is why Chou En-lai,. who
has no navy, can afford to talk about con-
quering an island a hundred miles out at sea?
How does he think he can capture Formosa
this year, or even next year? The answer to
this question, and the answer to many of the
obscurities and ambiguities in the whole prob-
lem is that Chou En-lai is counting upon the
instablity of Chiang Kai-shek's regime in For-
mosa. He could not be promising to "liberate"
Formosa soon unless he hoped and believed
that the Chinese Army and officials might do
on Formosa .what was done so often during
the civil war on the mainland-that is to say,
to change sides and to make peace.
If this is the basis of Chou En-lai's hope, it
is the basis of Washington's underlying 'fears.
No doubt we believe that Chiang's regime is
more solid than Chou En-lai is assuming it to
be. But a dominating consideration in our
whole Chinese policy is the knowledge that the
regime at Formosa is fragile and that to keep
it going everything must be done to bolster its
morale. If the Administration felt sure that
Chiang's regime in Formosa were solid, it
would not hesitate much longer to recognize
it for what it really is-as 'the government not
of China but of Formosa. The block to that
peacefully as exiles but would
with the mainland Chinese.
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come to terms
Beer Bias Clause .. .
To the Editor:
ALAS! ! It's discouraging to
think of those phenomena in
our universe which are so com-
pletely beyond the control of mod-
ern man. Unfortunately, due to
the inflexibility of that divine plan
decreed by our omniscient forbears,
the serving of beer in the Union
has been relegated to that list of
never-nevers which includes peace
on earth, time-machines, and such.
The reasoning behind this pro-
found dogma is clarified by the
statement, "You can't serve beer
in the Union, or you will have beer
in the entire campus area." True,
Mr. Kuenzel, but would that be a
But if we mere mortals could
pierce the cloak of inevitability
surrounding the beer-bias clause,
we might perhaps find a practical
reason underlying the beer-ban.
Could the Barons of P-Bell, Flame,
et al sovereignty have a small
stake in this? Is it possible that
beer might sell at an even lower
price than that asked by present
establishments? Probably not, so
few things are possible these days,
but it's fun to ponder these things
in the realm of pure logic.
-J.W. Jacobs, '55
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No Difference . *.
To the Editor:
CERTAIN leftists conseantly rant
and rave about the so called
"reactionaries," they seldom raise
a voice in protest against the
transgressions of the Communists.
Rather they tell us it is not against
the law to be a Communist. May
I point out that it is not against
the law to be a Nazi either.
The Zionists too have taken an
indefensible stand. According to
The Daily, they feel that they
should have been consulted. Who
are they that they would dictate
to us according to the whims of
their prejudices. If the Zionists
are really opposed to all brands of
totalitarianism as they profess,
they cannot logically object to
former Nazis if they accept for-
mer and present Communists. Fur-
ther they stated that they are not
"planning any measures of force."
Of course they are not. They are
not in a position to. However their
mention of force indicates their
willingness to use it. This is in-
deed strange thinking for a mi-
nority group that maintains it ad-
vocates toleration for all political
In light of what has appeared in
The Daily concerning the Berlin
Orchestra (and other cases from
time to time) it seems that there
is little if any difference between
the Nazies, the Communists, the
more vociferous liberals, and I
hate to say it but it's true, some
FUB Fund.. ..
To the Editor:
MISS SAUER'S distortions of my
position concerning the Free
University of Berlin which appear-
ed in Wednesday's editorial col-
umn deserve to be pointed out.
If she had taken the opportu-
nity to familiarize herself with the
motion I presented, the reasons for
its presentation, my letter to the
editor, and had talked to me about
it (she made no attempt to con-
tact me that I know of), rather
than resorting to the practice of
alleged guilt by association, she
could not possibly have come to
the incorrect conclusions which
I was neither "seemingly willing
to condemn an entire student body
on the strength of passages in a
book supposedly from the Free
University," nor did I suggest
"that students at the Free Univer-
sity hate Jewc nnrl Polar "
giving $1500 to the Free Universi-
ty fund, proposing that a study be
made first, to see why this par-
ticular book was sent and to see
if the racist sentiments in it re-
flected the views of students at
the University of Berlin.
Only after I made my motion
did anyone in SL wonder where
the book came from. To check the
book's-source, I sent a cablegram
to Berlin myself. Because of the
cablegram I received in,reply, in
which the Free University denied
sending the book, I withdrew my
The question still remains,
"Who from Germany did send SL
the book?" This should be inves-
tigated further. Rather than me
being the source of trouble and
statements (according to Miss
Sauer), "which can be interpreted
as expressions of ill-will between
countries," I think the source lies
with the neo-Nazis whose racist
views are mirrored in "The Trage-
dy of Silesia."
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Zionist Theme .. .
To the Editor:
THREE STUDENTS who seem to
have confined their knowledge
in French to "C'est la guerre," in-
deed share the Israeli's hostile at-
titudes as well as the Nazi's. How-
ever, they have forgotten that Is-
rael won a war through espionage
and immoral means. Then the trio
disregards the facts and the con-
demnations by the UN, as a part of
their role in assisting the Zionist
conspiracy. Even if they do not
know the facts they invent ones,
they have to give a helping hand
to Israel, the symbol of destruc-
tion and agitation.
Israel is a unintentional but
very dark spot in the West's polit-
ical history. Through the good in
their hearts, the western politi-
cians helped in the colonization of
Palestine by Zionist political gang-
sters and murderers. Egyptians
were first to denounce the prose-
cution of the Jews by the Nazi re-
gime. But the Zionist terrorists
who have nothing in common with
real Jewish people turned out to
shield brutality and rotten souls.
Then we hear from some misin-
formed youngsters a description
such as "C'est la guerre."
Yes, Arabs lost a war, but Is-
rael lost the respect of the free
world. The whole world is now
awakening to the fact that Pales-
tine was given to the biggest un-
derground organization the history
has ever known. No decent Jew is
willing to support Israel anymore.
It lost its human aspect after re-
vealing its true intentions.
I advise my three fellow stu-
dentstosread the various UN re-
ports up to dat , because it seems
to me that they are missing a lot.
If you need to learn about Israel,
I refer you to an unbiased treat-
ment by an eminent Jewish au-
thor, Alfred Linienthal's "What
Gaza Revisited«. ..
To the Editor:
WHAT REALLY started this ex-
change of letters between Mr.
El-Dareer on behalf of the Arabs,
and Messers. Menkes, Menkes, and
Co., on behalf of the Zionist in-
ternational conspiracy (I insist on
the name and fully agree with Mr.
El-Dareer) was the savage ag-
gression by Israeli troops on the
Egyptian Gaza pot.
The Security Council has al-
ready spotted the aggressor. "Is-
rael" they called it in their offi-
cial records. Boastingly the gen-
tlemen consider the aggression as
a part of a still existing war. 'C'est
la guerre" they sa. Did they for-
get that there is a truce agree-
ment between Egypt and Israel,
and that no party is supposed to
recnr, to . +a remysc mme ne r ('b
ASHINGTON-Seldom has an
acted with such decision to pre-
vent war as the Pan American Un-
ion did to head off a Nicaraguan
invasion of Costa Rica. Its forth-
right action illustrates what the
American nations can do-in con-
trast to Asia-to keep the peace.
When news first broke that
Nicaraguan-inspired rebels were
inside Costa Rica, the Council of
American S t a t e s, informally
known as the Pan America Union,
sat down in special session at 4
p.m. They remained in session
until 7 p.m., when by unamimous
vote it was agreed to send a special
commission to Costa Rica.
Then, after a one-hour adjourn-
ment for dinner, the Council sat
until midnight ironing out detail-
ed plans of how to stop the fight-
ing. At 12 midnight the plans
were finished. At 4 a.m. the five
commission members were en
route to the airport to board a
special U.. MATS plane to Costa
Rica. Eleven hours later, at 3
p.m., the Commission held its
first session-inside Costa Rica.
THIS DRAMATIC action was
the result of the increased co-
operation developed among the
Americas, plus the brilliant lead-
ership of Uruguayan Ambassador
Jose Mora, plus 100 per cent sup-
port from the State Department.
Assistant Secretary of State
o qou injaso sum pueiloH IuaeH
get the USA involved, was anxious
to make this intervention-unlike
that in Guatemala-one by all
Had he been more alert, how-
ever, Henry might have avoided
the entire unpleasant mess. Be-
cause several months ago, saga-
cious Hector Castro, Ambassador
of El Salvador, warned the State
Department that trouble was
brewing between Costa Rica and
Nicaragua. He also urged that
the State Department, by maneu-
vering backstage, might induce
the Central American republics to
clean out their own kettle of fish.
Henry, howevu'r, hesitated.
Meanwhile in heavily armed
Nicaragua, President Somosa, the
dictator general the U. S. Marines
built up three decades ago, had
developed a vitrolic hatred for
President Jose Figueres, the Mas-
governs one of the few nations
sachusetts Tech graduate who
with no army and a true demo-
John Roosevelt's Uranium
HANDSOME John Roosevelt, son
of the late President, appar-
ently doesn't want his name too
closely connected with a uranium
stock deal. For he has changed
his address on the stock registra-
tion. Nevertheless he is head of
a uranium company which is of-
fering stock to the public under
conditions that certainly wouldn't
please his father, who cleaned up
the stock market.
It happens that the Central
Uranium and Milling Company of
Russell Gulch, Colo., which John
Roosevelt heads, has soaked the
public for 90 per cent of its capi-
tal but issued the public less than
30 per cent of the stock.
When John Roosevelt registered
his uranium company with the
Securities and Exchange Commis-
sion, he first gave his address as
Hyde Park, N. Y. Later, John ap-
parently decided - the address
might be embarrassing, for he
quietly changed it to New York
The deal that John's company
pulled on the public is perfectly
legal-and also quite complicated.
By keeping the total public invest-
ment down to $300,000, the com-
pany was able to qualify as a
small business, thus avoid close
regulation by the SEC.
However, here is how Roose-
velt's uranium company handled
the sale of the stock. His com-
pany offered 600,000 shares to the
public at 50 cents a share. This
ran the capital up to $300,000, but
the brokerage firm that sold the
stock got $90,000, and the pro-
moter, Joseph Thouvenell, got
another $25,000. This left only
$185,000 of the public's money for
actual uranium exploration.
Yet even if the company strikes
uranium before the public's $185,-
000 is spent, the stock has been
so watered down that the public
will get only a fraction of the
profits. While the public paid 50
cents a share for its measly 600,-
000 shares, Thouvenell was award-
ed another 950,000 shares, all free.
He kept 100,000 for himself, hand-
ed out the remaining 850,000
shares to friends.
In addition, the company sold
another 450,000 shares to insiders
fnr A. nrn O niWP .than enaign
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SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1955
Vol. LXV, No. 110
Meeting of the University Staff. Gen-
eral staff meeting at 4:15 p.m. Mon.,
March 21, in Rackham Lecture Hall.
President Hatcher will discuss the state
of the University. All members of the
University staff, academic and non-
academic, are invited.
CANDIDATES OPEN HOUSES
March Time House Candidates
13 6:30 Van Tyne House,
South Quad All
13 7:00 Kelsey House, SG All
14 5:00 Prescott House All
14 6:30 Alice Lloyd Hall SGO
14 6:30 Jordan Hall SGO
14 7:00 Martha Cook SGO
Any candidates wishing to speak at an-
other house or at another time than
otherwise specified, please contact the
respective house presidents.
U.S. Government Awards under the
Fulbright Act are now being offered for
the following countries: Australia, Bur-
ma, Ceylon, Indi, New Zealand, the
Philippines, and Thailand. Deadline for
applications is April 15, 1955. The awards
offered are exclusively for university
lecturing and for research at the post-
doctoral level. Applications may be ob-
tained from the Conference Board of
Associated Research Councils Commit-
tee on International Exchange of Per-
sons, 2101 Constitution Ave., Washing-
ton 25, D.C. Further information may be
secured in the offices of the Graduate
UN-Birthday Ball Pictures -- will be
on display in the lobby of the Women's
League till Wed., March 16. Sign up
Fellowship Applications are now avail-
able for the Margaret Kraus Ramsdell
Award. This fellowship is used to assist
students of the University of Michigan
in pursuing graduate studies in this
country or abroad in religious education
or in preparation for the Christian min-
istry. Both men and women may apply
for this fellowship. Applications should
be made to the Dean of the Graduate
School, on forms obtainable from the
Graduate School, on or before March 31.
Time Inc., Subscription Service Div.,
Chicago,,Ill., has a training program
for woN en. This is a business office
(not editorial). Training is for posi-
tions in many departments. Brochures
and applications are available at the
Bureau of Appointments.
Mich. State Civil Service announces
exams for Legal Stenogrpher 1-must
have had three years of recent experi-
ence in law office, Fisheries Biologist 1,
Forester 1, Game Biologist 1, and Geolo-
gist 1. Applications accepted up to
March 30, 1955.
Aeronautical Chart & Information
Center, Air Photographic & Charting
Service (Mats), N.S. Air Force, St. Lou-
is, Missouri, has urgent need for stu-
dents majoring in Geology or Math and
have courses in Forestry or Photogram-
metry, who will acquire . degrees in
June. Positions are classified as Carto-
graphic Aid and Cartographer posi-
For further information contact the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Ad. Bldg.,
University Lecture in Journalism.
Wallace Carroll, Executive News Editor
of the Winston-Salem (N.C.). Journal,
will speak on ,Seven Deadly Virtues"
of American Journalism in Rackhamn
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Amphitheatre Mon., March 14, at 3:00
p.m. A coffee hour will follow in the
Department of Journalism Conference
Room. Open to public.
Biological Chemistry Seminar. Dr.
Isadore A. Berstein, of the Institute of
Industrial Health, will spaak on "Gly-
colysis in Rat .Skin," Room 319 West
Medical Building, Sat., March 12 at
Seminar in Ch7emical Physics. Mon.,
March 14 at 4:10 p.m. in Room 2308
Chemistry. Dr. E. F. Westrum, Jr., will
speak on "New Developments in the
Theory of Low-Temperature Heat Ca-
pacity of Solids."
Doctoral Examination for Edwin Wat-
fred Mogren, Forestry; thesis: "A Study
of Some Aspects of Susceptibility of
Ponderosa Pine to Attack by Black Hills
Beetle," Mon., March 14, 4048 Natural
Science Bldg., at 9:00 a.m. Chairman,
S. A. Graham.
The Department of Sociology will
award the Eit Krom Prize for the best
paper on any of the topics listed be-
low. Cash award of $100. Open to Jun-
iors and seniors in the College of Lit-
erature, Science and the Arts.
Term papers dealing with relevant
topics may be entered in the contest.
Such papers should be submitted
through the instructor of the course
for which the pper was written. Other
entries should be submitted to the
Secretary of the Department of Sociol-
ogy (5601 Haven Hall). Papers may be
submitted any time up to March 25,
1955. They will be judged by a depart-
mental committee by April 1, 1955.
All entries should be typewritten and
be between 2,500 and 8,000 words In
length. The papers must deal with top-
Ics which fall within the following cat-
1. The analysis of a Social Group
2. The Analysis of a Sociological Hy-
3. A Case Study of Social Change
4. The Analysis of a Social Institu-
5. The Study of a Community or
6. The Analysis of a Social Process
L. Thomas Hopkins, professor of ed-
ucation, retired, of Teachers' College,
Columbia, will speak at the SRA Satur-
day Lunch Discussion on "Built-in Val-
ues." 12-5m., Lane Hall. Reservations
Open to all students and faculty.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Stu-
dent and Faculty-conducted Evenson
Sat., March 12, at 5:15 p.m., in tie
Chapel of St. Michael and All Angels..
Wesleyan Guild. Sat., March 12. Party
in the lounge at 8:30 p.m. Sat., March
Sailing Club. Work parties Sat., Itar.
12, 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. meet at NAva1
Tank in W. Eng. People going to Iak
meet at 9:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. at IlydiE
Mendelssohn. Work party Sun., MU,
13, 2:00 p.m. meet at 1512 Geddes. e
ple going to Lake meet at 10:00 a; n
1:00 p.m. at Lydia Mendelssohn.
The Congregational-Discipiles Glaild.
7:30 pm., Drama group at Guild louse.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Shanower areead-
ing the group.
Newman Club. Communion Br kfast
at the Father Richard Center Sun.,
March 13, following 9:30 a.i. ..mass.
The Congregational-Disciple Guild:
Sun., 6:00 p.m., cost supper at tae Con-
gregational Church. Paul Rohnaeder, Na-
tional Student Work Assolxte, will
speak on; "The Nature of MAo1e and
Position as a College Student"'
Episcopal Student FoundAfion. Can-
terbury House breakfasts fo'ltsing both
the 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. sebfices Sun.,
March 13. "Faith of the Q.burch" lec-
ture series, 4:30,p.m., Sui,", March 13
at Canterbury House. Can terrbury Sup-
per Hour at 5:45 p.m., Su ., March 13,
at Canterbury House, fol v ed by Miss
Marguerite Smith, Director of Christian
Education, who will disc'ais "The Sac-
rament of the Holy Spirik' Coffee Hour
at Canterbury House folioiving the 8:00
p.m. Evensong Sun., M h Lktx113.
Basic Bible seminar' sponsored by
Westminster Student iAellowship In the
Student Center of 'a Presbyterian
Church, 9:15 a.m., Sut., March 13. Dis-
cussion will be on t he Gospel of St.
SJohn. Advanced Bbl seminar, 10:45
a.m., Sun., March 13.
Westminster Studealb Fellowship sup-
per at the Student h enter of the Pres-
byterian Church, 5:; p.m., Sun., March
13. Cost, 50c. WSF Clutild meeting at 6:45
p.m. in the Studenkt Center. Benjamin
W. Wheeler, profe ior of history, will
speak on ~~The Ea rli.y Church."
Hillel. Chorus l~hearsal Sun., Mar.
13, 4:30 p.m. in toe main chapel. Sup-
per Club Sun., 6 .40 p.m. Study Group
to read the Five :Books of Moses'spon-
sored by the Re gious Committee will
meet Sun. af tert Supper Club. Sun.,
8:00-10:30 p.m. "The King and I,'
Hillel's Annual Purim Dance featur-
ing Paul Brody ;and His Band. Refresh-
ments. 35c for Non-members and 250
Graduate Ov.ting Club will meet Bun.,
Mar. 13 at 2 :00 ;p.m. Come in old clothes
to the nort h West corner entrance of
Lutheran Student Association. Sun.,
Mar. 13, 6:00 p.m. To sign up for the
supper, calf the Center. Program at
7:00 p.m. A.. Saunders, a missionary to
China, will- speak on China. Corner of
Hill St. ano Forest Ave.
South Q 4 adrangle-Sunday Musicales.
Second p1vagram in the spring series
will be gint3n in the West Lounge of the
quadrang4e Sun., March 13, at 1:30 p.m.
Thomas .Lewy, baritone, Sylvan Kal-
tak, ac'.c'rdionist, Raymond Young,
baritone horn, and a Brass Ensemble.
These Iafternoons are given by mem-
bers of .South Quadrangle and students
in the :Music School. Public invited.
THE CHINESE on Formosa tell us, and
Americans who are in close touch with them
believe, that Chiang's regime would crumble
in disaffection and intrigue if there were cut
off the practical hope of a return to the main-
land. Whether or not this is the fact, the
Formosan Chinese insist on it and their sup-
porters in Washington agree with it. Yet the
fact of the matter is that the United States
Government has not only abandoned hope of
a restoration but has put its decision in this
matter in writing in connection wth the pro-
posed Formosa pact.
Nevertheless, in Formosa the decision is not
regarded as final and conclusive. The spec-
ulation is still alive that the United States
will be and can be drawn into a great war in
which Chiang might be able to return to the
mainland. The Administration, afraid that
morale might crumble, has allowed the Gov-
ernment in Formosa to nourish this hope. It
has at least refrained from dashing it con-
clusively. This desire to keep up Chaing's
spirits by letting him go on hoping for war
is almost surely the real reason for the costly
and dangerous fuzziness about the off-shore
islands. These islands are not part of the
strategic defense of Formosa. They are sym-
bols of a conceivable return to the mainland.
* * *
THE ADMINISTRATION does not have a
clear policy. There is in it a basic contra-
diction which will in one form or another have
to be resolved.
On the one hand, there s the decision not
to support an attempt by Chaing to return to
the mainland. This decision carries with it
the unavoidable conclusion that Chiang's gov-
ernment in Formosa is not the government of
China, and that it is not entitled to the
Chinese seat in the United Nations.
On the one hand, there is the decision not
keep Formosa out of Red Chinese control, and
the assumption that the only way to do this
is by supporting the Chinese government in
The combination of these two decisions
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