THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNI
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:
Readers De bate SOIC Issue
Board Chairman Clarifies Position
TN RESPONSE to the many questions and requests a clarification of the issues involved in the
campus elections for adoption of a foreign university held last Priday has become necessary.
After due deliberation the SOIC executive board concluded that the total of 187 votes cast for
the leading university did not represent a sufficiently clear mandate on the part of a total student
body of 6300 to merit coimitment of that student body. It was felt that a numerically clearer
mandate was necessary expressing a greater desire on the part of the student body as a whole to
participate in this project.
The executive board of the SOIC reached th is decision possessing no knowledge of the iden-
tity of the winning universities.
f9MERR Y-GO-RO UNJJ
By DREW PEARSON
THOUGH they admired his great
force of character and revelled
at his wit, Winston Churchill's pass-
sing as prime minister brought no
great regret from top U. S. Army and'
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
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Suggests Fall Election . ..
To the Editor:
, ALONG WITH MANY OTHER people on our
campus, both students and faculty members,
feel it would be a grave error on the part of the
Student Organization for International Coop-
eration to allow the summer vote for the adop-
tion of a foreign university be the deciding vote.
I realize that this suggestion should have
been taken up before the damage was done,
but I felt after listening to the sound advice
of Dean Lloyd at the last mass rally on July
12th, that certainly this suggestion from some-
one who is far more acquainted with the na-
ture of a summer student body would be seri-
ously considered. Had I known that outsiders
were allowed to attend executive board meet-
ings I certainly would have been there to voice
The important thing is to recognize that the
overwhelming majority of students in a summer
term are here for the 6 and 8 week sessions.
Most of them attend the University only dur-
ing the summer and take little, if any interest
in supporting an organization of the nature of
S. O. I. C. The result of Friday's election is proof
of this fact. To total a vote of 517 out of 6,000
students and to use this vote as the final one
defeats, in my opinion, the purpose of S. O. I. C.
as a CAMPUS-WIDE organization. However, I
am sure that the more stable character of the
campus in the Fall semester, when the Women's
Assembly and Fan-Hellenic, among other groups,
will function normally, would show much better
results. Then too, interest in, supporting such
a worthy cause will certainly be greater if these
students feel that they had a part in selecting
their university rather than having an unfair
selection shoved down their throats. This point
is very important to keep in mind if the S. O. I. C.
wants to retain the splendid enthusiasm shown
by so many students who are not here now, but
will be in the Fall. This is too important a cause
to do things so helter-skelter.
To amend this error, I believe it would be a
wise thing to hold another election in the early
part of the Fall semester - after the Freshmen
and other students not acquainted with the
S. 0. I. C. are well informed-and total the
votes of both the Fall and Summer elections.
This would be a much fairer way of dealing
with the problem, at least to those students
who will be called upon to support the Uni-
versity we finally choose. That famous com-
plaint of "Taxation without Representation"
should be remembered here.
-Herbert A. Otto
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Supports Philippines .
To the Editor:
IN THE ELECTION of last Friday, the Univer-
sity of the Philippines drew 187 votes out of
517 votes cast, 83 votes more than that of Tsing
Hua University, its nearest competitor. The Ex-
ecutive Council of the SOIC, however, has seen
fit not to honor these results, on the ground that
the University of the Philippines did not get a
clear majority of the total votes cast.
It is with the greatest of regret, however,
that we now have to oppose in a run-off elec-
tion a sister university in the Orient, whose
people we Filipinos greatly esteem and ad-
By its decision not to honor the results of the
election, the Executive Council has failed to heed
the mandate of that part of the student body
which has definitely shown its interest in the
cause by ,its willingnesss to come out and vote.
As already stated, the council gives as its rea-
son for this unexpected action that there was
no clear majority of the votes cast. But we main-
tain that its requirement for a clear majority
should have been announced before the election
rather than after. We who participated in that
friendly rivalry deserved to know under what
conditions we were competing.
We maintain, too, that it is almost impossible
to get a clear majority in a contest where any
bona fide voter can voe for the university he
wishes. Six universities were listed on the bal-
lot; twelve received votes. A consideraftion of the
election statistics show that out of 517 votes, the
University of the Philippines got 187; Tsing Hua,
104; Kiev, 78; Strasbourg, 52; Athens, 36; War-
saw, 32; Berlin, 10; Munich, 3; Mcgill, 2; Alaska,
1; Heidelberg, 1; Oslo, 1. The proportion of Phil-
ippine votes to the total is 36 per cent. If we
divide equally the votes cast among the 12 uni-
versities, the average percentage of votes is only
about 8 per cent. One can easily see that our
votes are four times that of the average percen-
We would also like to volunteer the informa-
tion that in spite of the close relationship be-
tween the United States and the Philippines,
our mutual governments have kept their finan-
cial transactions strictly on a business basis.
The Philippine loans from the U. S. Treasury
can serve as verification of this statement.
There is no basis for the idea of some of our
uninformed friends that the U. S. Government
will carry the financial burden of our recon-
struction or that of the University of the Phil-
ippines will be cared for in any event.
The price of life lost in the struggle for de-
mocracy by the Philippines cannot be counted in
dollars and cents, but material loss can be so
computed, at least in part. In these terms, too,
the Filipinos paid a staggering price for their
kinship to America. This is clear from a recent
statement of the city planner of Manila, who has
declared that even by utilizing the total man-
power of the Philippines, it will take 25 years to
rebuild Manila alone.
It is the price the Japs made us pay for be-
ing "too Westernized". What the Japanese
have failed to realize, however, is that while
we are so in our dedication to American dem-
ocratic ideals, high standard of living, better
health conditions, and a high percentage of
literacy, we still belong to the Far East in our
sympathy and common interest with Oriental
nations, in our mutual striving for national
dignity and self-determination. It is this sym-
pathy and understanding both with the East
and the West that will enable us to be good
interpreters of the East to the West and of the
West to the East.
The students of the University of Michigan,
by adopting the University of the Philippines,
will be able really to contribute to future world
A NEW ORGANIZATION, the People's Politi-
cal Action Committee, has been set up in
Detroit. In an interview with the Detroit News
on July 11 its president, James D. Zurcher, said
its aim was "to combat the Sidney Hillman or-
ganization at every turn."
It was launched by a contribution of $1,000,000
by the People's Committee to Defend Life Insur-
ance and Savings, whose directors, Mr. Zurcher
pointed out, are mainly "executives of banks,
insurance companies, and industrial establish-
Apparently the only thing the People's PAC
hasn't got is the people.
-The Nation, July, 28, 1945
Too many times they felt they
were overruled by Churchill re-
garding war plans. Too many
times they left military meetings
with the fear that Roosevelt was
too much swayed by Churchill's
dominating personality and charm.
Some of the secret battles waged
between Churchill and U. S. generals
and admirals can now be told. One
of the most important was Church-
fill's adroit move to transfer Gen.
George Marshall out of the job of
chief of staff. Another was to trans-
fer Gen. Al Wedemeyer out of Wash-
ington. The latter succeeded; the
First military clash with Church-
ill took place at Casablanca in Jan-
uary, 1943. Churchill wanted to
strike from North Africa against the
soft underbelly of the axis-through
the Balkans. The U. S. general staff
wanted to invade on the shortest
road to Berlin - across the English
Channel to Normandy. It was not a
question of invading at once, but of
beginning preparations at once for
invasion, since it takes months to
prepare for a major invasion.
The argument lasted for hours.
Churchill stood out for the Balkans.
He was almost unmovable. Finally
he played his trump card. He an-
nounced that Britain could supply
only 30 per cent of the troops against
70 per cent U. S. troops in any cross-
channel invasion. Britain, he said,
was not willing to lose "the seed" of
Since it would have taken too
long to transport enough American
troops across the North Atlantic
for an early cross-channel inva-
sion, a compromise invasion of
Italy was agreed. We already had
the troops in North Africa to han-
dle Italy, and so did the British.
The men who stood up to Church-
ill strongest during that Casablanca
discussion were Generals Marshall
and Wedemeyer, the latter a member
of the U. S. general staff in charge
of war plans.
Another vigorous discussion over
war plans took place at Quebec in
the summer of 1943 at which time
General Marshall stood up before the
general staffs of both nations and
vigorously rebuked Field Marshal
Sir Allan Brooke, British chief of
staff, for permitting publication of
the appointment of Lord Louis
Mountbatten to command the Burma
U. S. war chiefs believe that La-
bor Prime Minister Clement Atlee,
though a major in the last war,
will not consider himself a military
expert, as Churchill did, and will
be much more cooperative than
his stormy, delightful, domineer-
(Copyright 1945, Bell Syndicate)
By BOB GOLDMAN
Publication in the Daily Official Bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
bers of the university. Notices for thej
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
form to the Summer Session office,
Angell Hall, by 2:30 p. m. of the day
preceding publication (10:30 a. m. Sat-1
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DEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1945 1
VOL. LV, No. 21S
Linguistic Institute. There will be
no lecture Wednesday evening, Aug-
ust 1, in order that members who
wish may attend the lecture by Dr..
Waldo G. Leland, Director of the
American Council of Learned Soci-
French Club: The fifth meeting of
the Club will take place Thursday,
August 2, at 8 p.m. (EWT) 7 p.m.
(CWT) at the Michigan League. Mr.
Richard Picard, of the Romance,
language Department will give a talk
entitled: "Hommage a Paul Valery."
Games, group singing, social hour.
Come all for having a good time and
practice your French.
The American Red Cross has ur-
gent need for Social Workers, Rec-
reation workers and Staff Aides to
help in Hospitals in this country as
well as for overgeas positions. Age
23 to 50 and college men and women
preferred. Personnel secretaries from
Headquarters will be in Ann Ar-
bor on August 13 and 14 to inter-
view interested persons.
Appointments for interviews may
be made at Red Cross Headquarters,
French Tea today at 4 p. m. (EWT),
3 p. m. (CWT) in the Grill Room
of the Michigan League.
The- next meeting of La Sociedad
Hispanica will be held on Wednesday,
August 1, at 8 p. m. EWT, in Room
316 of the Michigan Union. Mr.
Abdon Alvarez, a native of Paraguay,
will speak on his native land.
La Sociedad Hispanica is having a
coke hour on Wednesday afternoon,
August 1 at 4 p. M. EWT in the Inter-
All Nations Club will meet Thurs-
day, August 2, at 7:00 p. m. EWT, at
the International Center. Refresh-
ments will be served after the busi-
ness meeting. Everyone is cordially
Pi Lambda Theta and women in
education group will meet at 7:30
(EWT) on Thursday, August 2 in
the West Conference Room of the
Rackham Building. Dr. Marie Sko-
dak will speak on the topic Notes
to the Teacher from the Guidance
Clinic. A social hour will follow the
Meet your friends for tea at the
Russian Table, Thursday, 3:00
(CWT), at the International Center,
tendance is required of all Speech
concentrates, teaching majors and
minors in Speech, and all graduate
students working toward advanced
degrees in Speech. The program will
be open to the public.
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts, Schools of Education, For-
estry, Music and Public Health. Stu-
dents who receive marks of I or X at
the close of their last semester or
summer session of attendance will
receive a grade of E in the course or
courses unless this work is made up
by August 2. Students wishing an
extension of time beyond this date in
order to make up this work should
file a petition addressed to the ap-
propriate official in their school with
Room 4, U.H. where it will be trans-
Graduate Students expecting mast-
er's degrees at the end of the Sum-
mer Session must have their diploma
applications turned in to the Grad-
uate School office by August 3. Ap-
plications received after that date
will not be considered until the end
of the Summer Term.
The five-weeks' grades for Navy and
Marine trainees (other than Engi-
neers and Supply Corps will be due
Saturday, August 4. Department of-
fices will be provided with special
cards and the Office of the Academic
Counselors, 108 Mason Hall, will re-
ceivothese reports and transmit them
to the proper officers.
Conferences for Music Teachers.
Two conferences for teachers of
school vocal music, and teachers of
string instruments, will be held in
Ann Arbor, Thursday, Friday, and
Saturday, August 2-4. David Mat-
tern, Professor of Music Education, is
in charge of the programs, which will
include demonstrations and discus-
sions on the materials and procedures
of teaching music in public schools.
Registration for the conferences
will take place at 8:30 a. in. EWT, on
the second floor of the Michigan
League, on Thursday, August 2.
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: The civilian
freshman five-week progress reports
will be due Saturday, August 4, in
the Office of the Academic Counsel-
ors, 108 Mason Hall.
Colleges of Literature, Science, and
the Arts, and Architecture and be-
sign; Schools of Education, Forestry,
Music, and Public Health: Each stu-
dent who has changed his address
since June registration should file a
change' of address in Room 4, U. H.,
so that the .report of this summer
work will not be misdirected.
The Fourth Clinic of the season
at the University of Michigan Fresh
Air' Camp will be held Friday, July
13th, 8:00 p. m. (EWT) at the Main
Lodge. Dr. Marie Skodak, Director
of the Flint Guidance Center, will be
the consultant. The camp is on Pat-
terson Lake, near Pickney. Students
interested in mental hygiene and
the problems of adjustment are wel-
come to attend.
Linguistic Institute Luncheon Con-
ference. Thursday, August 2. Lunch-
eon at 11 a. m. CWT (12 noon EWT),
League Ballroom. Conference at 12
noon CWT (1 p. m. EWT), ABC
Room, Michigan League. "Classical
Latin Noun Inflection." Dr. Robert
A. Hall, jr., lecturer in Romance
Linguistic Institute,, Introduction
to Linguistic Science, "Spotting and
Delimiting Speech Areas." Prof. Hans
Kurath. The lecture will be illustrated
with slides. 6 p. m. CWT (7 p. m.
EWT), Thursday, August 2, Rackham
University of Michigan Summer
Session Band, William D. Revelli,
Conductor, will be heard in a con-
cert Wednesday evening, August 1,
in Hill Auditorium at 7:30 p. m.
(CWT). The program will include
,ompositions by Sousa, Ganne, Hol-
mes, Gibb, Morton Gould, Gershwin
and Cherubini conducted by guest
conductors from the Graduate Divi-
sion of the School of Music.
The program will be open to the
Chamber Music Program: On
Thursday, August 2, at 7:30 p. m.
CWT, Gilbert Ross, violinist, Louise
Rood, vocalist, Robert Swenson, cel-
list, and Joseph Brinkman, pianist,
will be heard in the third program
of the current series of chamber
music programs being given in Pat-
tengill Auditorium. The program will
be open to the public and will con-
sist of Mozart's Divertimento in E-
flat major, K. 563, for violin, viola,
and cello, and Brahms' Sonata in F
major, Op. 99, for cello and piano.
Clements Library. Japan in Maps
from Columbus to Perry (1492-1854).
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To the Editor:
THE ANNOUNCEMENT of the results of the
campus election has left me in a state of
utter confusion. Ofcourse, if it is the will of the
students to adopt the University of the Philip-
pines this is what it should be since it is the will
of the majority reached in a democratic man-
ner. However, it seems to me that the adoption
of this particular university is quite out of line
with the announced objectives of the SOIC. The
adoption of a foreign university was proposed
as a gesture of international cooperation. In the
true sense the University of the Philippines is
NOT a foreign university. It has been supported
by U. S. government subsidies from way back.
Its reconstruction will undoubtedly be un-
derwritten as only proper by the government
of the U. S. Actually', it is hardly any more
foreign, as far as our country is concerned,
than a university in Alaska.
Secondly, the relations and mutual under-
standing between the American people are ob-
viously on the highest level. I fail to see how
this adoption can possibly contribute anything
in this very important regard.
Undeniably, the people of the Philippines are
very deserving of our help and undeniably they
are going to get it through the usual government
channels. However, looking at the matter ob-
jectively it seems to me that our adopting the
University of the Philippines as a gesture of in-
ternational cooperation and understanding is a
situation comparable to one in which a univer-
sity of the British Isles were to adopt a univer-
sity in Australia as a gesture to improve inter-
I think it was ridiculous to enter the Uni-
versity of the Philippines on the ballot in the
first place and I implore the executive board
of SOIC for the sake of logic to reconsider.
--Cornelius J. P. Loeser
up on your Russian con-
At The Michigan . .
THIS FILM deserves high praise for
treating its subject with insight
Robert Young, a flier, returns
from the wars scarred and loathe
to face the world. With the aid of
Dorothy McGuire, whom he mar-
ries largely, because he needs a
wife, he regains his self-confidence.
Once in love, they come to believe'
that the 'enchantment' of the cot-
tage has restored Young's attractive-
ness and made the hitherto homely
Miss McGuire beauiful.
It's a simple tale and its great-
est attraction lies in its simplicity.
At The State ..*.
Lecture: "Trends in Religious Ed-
ucation," Edward W.- Blakeman,
Counselor in Religiouis Education.
2:05 p. m. CWT or 3:05 p. m. EWT,
Friday, August 3, University High
Lecture: "Adjusting Personnel Ser-
vices to Changing Experiences of
Youth," James M. McCallister, Regis-
trar and Personnel Director of Herzl
Junior College. 2:05 p. m. CWT or
3:05 p. m. EWT, Thursday, August
2. University High School Auditor-
A cademic Notices
Attention Engineering Faculty:
Five-week reports below C of all:
Navy and Marine students who are
not in the Prescribed Curriculum;
also for those in Terms 5, 6, and 7
of the Prescribed Curriculum are to
be turned in to Dean Emmons' Of-
fice, Room 259, W. Eng. Bldg., not
later than August 4. Report cards
may be obtained from your depart-
Attention Engineering Faculty:
Five-week reports on standings of
all civilian Engineering freshmen and
all Navy and Marine students in
Terms 1, 2, 3, and 4 of the Prescrib-
ed Curriculum are due August 4. Re-
port blanks will be furnished by cam-
pus mail and are to be returned to
Dean Crawford's Office, Room 255,
W. Eng. Bldg.
Students who intend to take the
Language Examination for Masters'
degrees in History should sign up in
advance in the History Office; 119
Haven Hall. The examination is to
be given on Thursday, August 2nd, at
4 p.m. EWT, in Room B, Haven Hall.
Attention Engineering Faculty:
The first in a series of semi-technical
lectures on Electron Tubes (sponsor-
"Between Two Women"
ANOTHER' Dr. Gillespie
turned out by Hollywood, turns
out to be the usual antiseptic -or
should we say sterile - filmfare. The
story revolves around Van Johnson
as Dr. "Red" Adams and his bril-
liant diagnosis of the neuropsychiat-
ric self-induced starvation of not-
at - all starved-looking nightclub
songstress Marilyn Maxwell, who
sings very, well, and the obscure af-
fliction of the beloved emergency
By Crockett Johnson
Mom and Aunt Minerva were arguing
about who's going to cook for the dinner
party we're having for Aunt Minerva-
Well, as they say in the theater, every great
tragedian secretly longs to play Charley's Aunt.
-But did you fetch me a copy of her literary
opus, m'bov? Fine. My, it's a heavy volume,
Cushlamochree! Is THIS
the book your aunt wrote?