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Ji~ 3r17tgian &Bat
Fifty-Fifth Year

AU Quiet on the Potomac



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Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
What Is SOIC
OIC, which stands for Student Organization
for International Cooperation, was form-
ed, as. stated in the constitution. "'- . . to
promote world youth cooteration and under-
staildng.d "
It was inspired, late last semester, by a group
of young people from various wartorn nations
throughout the world who visited the Univer-
sity on their way back from the San Francisco
They talked to University students at a mass
meeting and at several informal receptions. They
spoke of the students in their native lands, of
their universities and schools which had been
destroyed, and the books which have been taken
from them.
In answer to the question "What can we
here at the University do to help?" a Danish
naval officer ' said, "Organize, contact other
youth groups and adopt a foreign university."
Immediately, a group of students began to
form an all-campus organization, made up of
delegates from campus groups representing ev-
ery student on campus.
At two successive mass meetings, to which
every person on campus was invited, student
approval of the plans was voiced, a name was
chosen and a constitution adopted.
On June 20, just 15 days after the speakers
had left the campus, the SOIC was'officially
recognized by the University administration.
At present, the Executive Council of SOIC is
made up of representatives of 19 campus organ-
izations, but other groups may petition for a
seat on the Council.
As the policy forming body of the organiza-
tion, the Council's plans are carried out by com-
mittees made up of all students on campus,
regardless of affiliation, who are interested. Any
committee member is eligible for a committee
chairmanship. This would entitle him to a
seat on the Executive Board, the administrative
organ of SOIC, whose job is the co-ordination of
committee activities.
The first project of SOIC is the adoption of a
foreign university. Choice of the university will
be made by the entire student body at a cam-
pus election to be held in the near future.
Initial step toward familiarizing the stu-
dent body with possible universities to adopt
will be a mass rally to be held at 7:30 p. m.
EWT (6:30 p. m. CWT) tomorrow on the
steps of the Rackham Building.
Faculty members and students who have at-
tended foreign universities will speak for their
institutions-present a picture of campus life
and a report on present conditions.
Other universities will be spoken for through
articles in the Daily. Information on these
schools has been supplied by the World Student
Service Fund, the Russian War Relief and the
American Youth for a Free World.
Also included in the program for the rally is
a report by Jack Gore on the Washington Youth

Conference. Gore has just returned from the,
Conference which was held July 2 and 3. A
meeting of representatives of 46 American youth
groups, the Conference was gathered to formu-
late a platform for an American delegation to
take to the International Youth Conference to
be held this fall in London.
A- tfic ofrlo fntwr ' snn l n

WASHINGTON-The District of Columbia
looks more like a peacetime capital this
summer than in many years . . . For the first
time since the war, the house is now planning a
long recess . . . This reflects increased Con-
gressional confidence in the new White House
set-up, also the fact that many a legislator
yearns for home.
The dollar-a-year men and brass hats who
planned to check out after Germany's defeat
haven't started their exodus. Instead they've
been joined by hundreds of business men who've
moved in to get their reconversion headaches
Thousands of returning officers and en-
listed men from Europe have added to the
housing and feeding problem. Parking spaces
along the Potomac are crowed on hot nights
with G. I. Joes and G. I. Janes and gov-
ernment workers searching for a cool breeze.
Washington is more peaceful, but still jam-
Adding to the crush are the Truman boys
who have descended on Washington. . . .
'they fall into three categories: (1) The Missouri
boys, friends of Truman and Bob Hanne-
gan looking for jobs, patronage, and juicy poli-
tical plums . . . (2) The Pauley boys from
Southern California-friends of former Demo-
cratic treasurer Ed Pauley who've rushed into
town to. climb on the gravy train. Third group
are the "Battery K" men. These are the
World War I vets who saw service with Harry
Truman in 1917-18.
Truman Heyday
TRUMAN'S own aids in the White House are
still impressed by their new surroundings ...
Some feel that Truman's rise gives them a
blank check to use his power for their own ends.
One youthful aid has been bragging about
having Truman's political enemies shadowed,
their wires tapped . . . Truman, a sworn enemy
of wire-tapping when in the Senate, will prob-
ably clip their wings soon. The hangers-on are
still having a field day around the White House.
Center of administration power has partly
shifted from the White House to the second
floor of the Mayflower Hotel, where Bob Han-
negan holds forth in Democratic headquart-
ers . . . Judge Welburn Mayock, the com-
mittee's new general counsel, uses the office
to lobby for California oil interests . .
George Killiom, the new treasurer of the na-
tional committee, who has been using a meat-
ax to collect money for the committee from
business men may find himself chopped down
soon . . .
Meanwhile little is happening to set the
stage for Democratic victories in the Congres-
sional elections next year . . . Hannegan is
already in hot water with labor, particularly
the CIO, which he has been studiously ignor-
ing. Labor leaders, who poured out millions
to help Roosevelt last year, claim they can't
even get a glass of water from the Democrats
ByRay Dixon
Our father is a fine man and we agree with
him on almost every subject. But every four
years around presidential election time the filial
ties are strained somewhat, for he votes Repub-
lican and my sympathies are more with the
The other day, however, friend father was
discussing the war and what comes after and
he seemed to hit the nail on the button. We
think what he said was worth repeating:
He claims he is not much alarmed by such
things as rancid butter being found in the
midst of a butter shortage or the disagree-
ments and difficulties coming to light in what
was Germany.
"Some screwball somewhere let the butter get
rancid. So what. Everyone makes mistakes at
some time or another. They are bound to hap-
pen. The important thing is that we're winning
the war.
"Germany today is a mess. The Allies almost
completely destroyed the whole country. The
process of rebuilding it is a terrific job. We are
bound to make mistakes. Some screwball some-

where is sure to bolax up the works. But the
overall policy is OK."
He said that he fully expects that there will
be a lot more scandals of one sort or another
cropping up during the next few years. The
newspapers will play them up and some people
will get excited. But in spite of all the furor,
the fundamental policies and objectives of war
and peace are sound.
"It's like cooking fudge. You've got to wait
for things to smooth over."

when it comes to bucking oppressive legislation
in Congress, and are now making threats to
move over to the G. O. P. camp.
Republicans Harmonious
FARTHER up Connecticut Avenue 'at Re-
publican headquarters things are harmo-
nious . . . The Republicans are sitting back,
are quietly laying the groundwork for a high-
powered Congressional race next November
What they need most of all are some issues . . .
G. O. P. 'sters, including Chairman Herbert
Brownell, are confident they'll find plenty in a
few months, are hoping that Truman stubs a
few toes politically soon.
(Copyright, 1945, by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
Positive Aetionl
T HE BEST statement of our war aims for
Japan will be the record of what we do in
Germany. The intelligent Japanese (and there
are intelligent Japanese) will watch what we
do in Europe with much closer attention than he
will accord to any words we utter.
The awful significance of an American ad-
ministrative failure in Germany now breaks
full upon us; it would prolong the war in
Asia. Nothing would terrify the Japanese
more than to see a disintegration of life in
the territories under our control in Europe.
For the record we show to the world in Ger-
many constitutes the conditions of uncon-
ditional surrender in the Pacific.
There has not yet beeen an American admini-
strative failure in Germany, and it is too early
to burst out crying. Failure is not the word.
Yet almost all observers in the American zone
of Germany are oppressed by the feeling that
there is a certain blankness in our approach to
the problem, a certain ideological nothingness, a
lack of direction, and a passion for making
decisions which have no effect except to post-
pone the making of decisions.
MR. JOSEPH C. HARSCH has contributed to
our understanding of the matter by his
Christian Science Monitor article, in which
he points out that the British almost uniformly
pick German business men as public officials,
while the Russians take the former inmates of
concentration camps; and we pick clergymen.
The moral is clear; we alone of the major oc-
cupying powers have no plan for Germany,
and so we turn to the clergy, as a comfortably
ambiguous choice, apparently without political
Clergymen have as much right to public office
as do the members of any other profession,
and there would not be much danger in this
political strategy if it were a mere interim plan,
designed to tide over until the Germans, through
their own political activity, began to throw up
new and appropriate leaders. But here is where
we fall down. Having selected what we hope
are non-political figures for public office, we
then ban all political activity. We have no
plan for Germany, and perhaps we should have
none; but we insist that the Germans shall
have none, too. We do not care to think out
their futures, but we insist that they shall not
think them out, either; no thinking allowed
around here, in other words.
At this point our administration becomes an
unreal thing, for political thinking cannot be
avoided; it is as universal as, and as real as,
though in our zone it may be as unmention-
able as, sex.
HE SAME IMPULSE causes some of us to
look hopefully upon the figure of the Japa-
nese Emperor; he too, it seems to us, is, or per-
haps can be made to be, non-political. Yet let
us note where this kind of blank thinking leads
us; it makes free Americans into advocates of
something like a union of church and state in
Germany, and of an emperorship in Japan, and
of an empororship in Japan, and both institu-
tions are foreign to our own way of life. It
suddenly is clear that not to have a plan,
becomes a plan, and of a rather unexpected
sort. The kind of political nothingness we are
exporting becomes reaction, much to our own
Somehow we must find the courage in Ger-

many to let go, not to be so afraid of politi-
cal action, to let it happen; knowing that an
order banning political activity is, in the high-
est degree, a political order; it is politids of
the most furious kind. We must think of the
Japanese, watching us; nothing, it seems to
me, could bewilder them more than our invi-
tation to them to entertain the dangerous
thoughts of rebellion, so as to come under
our own prohibition of dangerous thoughts.
(Copyright, 1945, N. Y. Post Syndicate)

Publication in the Daily official Bul-
letin is constructive notice to all mem-
hers of the University. Notices for the
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. in. Sat-
VOL. LV, No. 6-S
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Attendance re-
port cards are being distributed
through the departmental offices.
Instructors are requested to use
green cards for reporting freshmen,
and buff cards for reporting sopho-
mores and upper classmen. Reports of
freshmen and sophomores should be
sent to the Office of the Academic*
Counselors, 108 Mason Hall; those
of juniors and seniors to 1220 An-
gell Hall.
Please note especially the regula-
tions concerning three-week absen-
ces, and the time limits for dropping
courses. The rules relating to absen-
ces are printed on the attendance
cards. They may also be found on
page 22 of the 1945 Summer Term
Announcement of our College.
E. A. Walter
Institute of the Aeronautical Sci-
ences: There will be a meeting on
Wednesday, July 11, at 7:30 p. m.
(EWT), in the Michigan Union. Pro-
fessor R. H. Sherlock will speak on
"Unions and Engineers." All Aeron-
autical Engineering students are in-
To All House Presidents: There
will be a meeting of the Interfra-
ternity Council on Wednesday, July
11, at 7:15 p. m. (EWT) in room 306
Michigan Union.
Summer Session Choir: Conducted
by George Oscar Bowen, Tulsa, Okla-
homa, open to all students who can
qualify. Rehearsals Mon., Wed.,
Thurs. and Fri. 7 to 8 p. m. Rm. 506
Linguistic Institute. Introduction
to Linguistic Science. "Methods of
Analysis of Living Language." Dr. C.
F. Voegelin and Prof. W. F. Twaddell,
6 p. ml. CWT (7 p. m. EWT), Thurs-
day, July 12, Rackham Amphithea-
Women students wishing part-time
employment while at the University
may register at the Office of the
Dean of Women. All students who
are now employed or who accept em-
ployment during the term are re-
quired to register at that office.
Social Dancing Class: A social
dance instruction class will be held
on Thursday evenings at 6:30 (CWT)
7:30 (EWT) in Barbour Gymnasium.
This is open to all men and women
students. Sign up in Room 15, Bar-
bour Gymnasium promptly.
Summer Plays to be presented by
the Michigan Repertory Players of
the department of speech include
"Blithe Spirit," by Noel Coward, "The
Male Animal" by James Thurber and
Elliott Nugent, "Quality Street" by
Sir James M. Barrie,. "Over 21" by
Ruth Gordon and "Naughty Mariet-
ta" by Victor Herbert and Rita J.
Young. Season tickets are now on
sale daily at the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre box office, while individual
play tickets will be placed on sale
Monday, July 9. The season will
open July 11 and run through Aug-
ust 20.
Blithe Spirit, opening play of the
seventeeth season of plays to be
offered, opens tonight at 7:30 p. m.
(CWT) in the Lydia Mendelssohn

Theatre. Blithe Spirit will be pres-
ented for four performances tonight
through Saturday. Tickets for this
play as well as for the other four
plays of the series are on sale at the
theatre box office.
Try-outs for the principal roles in
Naughty Marietta will be held on Fri-
By Crockett Johnson

day from 2 to 4 p. m. CWT in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Bring
something to sing and accompanist'
will be provided. Try-outs for male
and female chorus parts in Naughty-
Marietta will be held on Monday from
2 to 4 p. m. CWT in the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre. Tenors and bari-
tones are especially desired.
Linguistic Institute Luncheon Con-
ference. Thursday, July 12. Lunch-
eon at 11:00 a. m. CWT (12 noon
EWT, Michigan League Ining
Room. Conference at 12:00 noon
CWT (1:00 p. m. EWT), in A B C
Room of Michigan League. Speaker:
Prof. Robert T. Ittner chairman of
the department of German, Univer-
sity of Illinois. Subject: "Testing
Achievement with Various Language
Teaching Methods." Members who
do not wish to attend the luncheon
are welcome to come for the paper
and discussion.
There will be a meeting of the
Alpha Phi Omega, National Service
Fraternity, Thursday at 7:30 p. m.
EWT Room 302, Michigan Union.
All new members on campus are in-
vited to attend.
ATTENTION-All organized houses
in which undergraduate women are
1. Closing hours will be 10:00 p. m.
CWT on Sunday through Thurs-
day and 11:30 p. m. CWT on Fri-
day and Saturday. Every woman
must sign out when leaving her
house after 6:30 p. m. CWT and
must sign in upon her return.
2. Sign-out sheets must be turned in
by the house president by 11:00
a. m. CWT every Monday from now
on. A composite sheet must ac-
company the original sign-out
sheets. Also attached must be any
late permission slips which are
signed by the house head. All
writing must be in ink.
3. The sheets must be placed in the
box marked "Sign-out Sheets" in
the Undergraduate Offices of the
Michigan League. A model sign-
out sheet and a composite sheet
may be found posted in the Under-
graduate Office. Illustrations are
given of the proper procedure in
encircling permissions, probations,
etc., and methods of recording
these on the composite record:
Copies of house rules, sign-out
sheets, and composite sheets are
available in the Social Director's
Office in the League. House presi-
dents should be responsible for
keeping their houses supplied with
these and for posting a copy of the
house rules in a prominent place.
4. Every house must elect a president
and vote on quiet hours immediate-
ly if it has not already done so.
Basic quiet hours will be 6:30
p. m. CWT to 9:30 p. in. CWT
Sunday through Thursday. Addi-
tional quiet hours may be estab-
lished by individual houses if they
vote to do so.
5. The house head and house presi-
dent will be held responsible for
the accuracy of all reports turned
in at the Undergraduate office.
The house president shall be re-
sponsible for their delivery.
Important Notice:
All women students and house
heads are held responsible for the
House Rules. Copies of these rules
are available at all times in the
Social Director's office in the Mich-
igan League.
Wednesday, July 11: Lecture.
"Contemporary Trends in Foreign
Language Teaching." C. C. Fries, Pro-
fessor of English and Director of the
English Language Institute. 2:05 p.m.
(CWT) or 3:05 p. in. (EWT). Uni-
versity High School Auditorium.
Thursday, July 12: Lecture. "Health
Education Developments in Michi-
gan and Other States." Mabel E.
Rugen, Professor of Health and Phy-
sical Education. 2:05 p. m. (CWT)

or 3:05 p. m. (EWT). University
High School Auditorium.
Academic Notices
Students in Speech: The first as-
sembly of the Department of Speech
will be held at 4 p. m. (EWT) in the
Amphitheatre of the Rackham Build-
ing, with Lee Bland, supervisor of
network operations for the Columbia
Broadcasting System, as speaker. At-
tendance is required of all Speech
concentrates, teaching majors and
minors in Speech, and all graduate
students working toward advanced
degrees in Speech. The public is in-
Students, Summer Session. College
of Literature, Science, and the Arts:
Courses may not be elected for credit
after the end of the second week.
Saturday, July 14, is therefore the.
last day on which new elections may
be approved. The willingness of an
instructor to admit a student later
will not affect the operation of this
rule. E. A. Walter.
Freshman Health Lectures for Men:
It is a University requirement that

Lecture No. Day Date
1 Monday July 9
2 Tuesday July 10
3 Wednesday July 11
4 Thursday July 12
5 Monday July 16
6 Tuesday July 17
7 Wednesday July 18
8 Thursday July 19
Please note that attendance is re-
quired and roll will be taken.
Warren E. Forsyths, M.D.
Director, Health Service
Sociology 54, Modern Social Prob-
lems, will meet today, and Friday as
scheduled originally.
Linguistic Institute Lecture-Dem-
onstration: "A demonstration of an
introductory analysis of a language
unknown to the linguist." Dr. Ken-
neth L. Pike, lecturer in phonetics
6:30 p. m. CWT (7:30 p. in. EWT),
Wednesday, July 11, Rackham Am-
The following seminars will be con-
ducted in the Mathematics Depart-
ment during the Summer Session:
Transfinite Numbers, Professor
Dushnik, Tuesday at 3:00.
Geometry, Professor Rainich, Tues-
day at 4:15.
Statistics, Professor Craig, Wed-
nesday from 3 to 5.
Topological Aspects of Function
Theory, Profesor Rothe, Thursday at
Topology, Professor Wilder, Thurs-
day at 4:00.
Each of the seminars will meet in
Room 3201 Angell Hall. The hours
given in each case are according to
Eastern War Time.
Special Three Week Sport Cour-
ses--Women Students:
Short courses in physical educa-
tion for women will begin next week
on Monday, July 1,6. Any student in-
terested is asked to register this week
in Room 15, Barbour Gymnasium.
Sections which will be open are:
Archery-Tuesday and Thursday,
2:30 p. m. EWT (1:30 p. m. CWT).
Tennis-Tuesday and Thursday,
3:30p.-m. EWT (2:30 p. m. CWT).
Golf-Monday and Wednesday,
7:30 p.m. EWT (6:30 p. m. CWT).
Elementary Swimming-Monday
and Wednesday, 2:30 -p. m. EWT
(1:30 p. m. CWT).
Body Conditioning-Tuesday and
Thursday, 3:30 p. m. EWT (2:30
p. m. CWT).
Intermediate Swimming Class -
Women Students: Women students in
the University may enroll in an in-
termediate swimming class which
will be held at the Union Pool on
Tuesday and Thursday evenings at
7:30 p. m. CWT (8:30 p. m. EWT).
A fee of 25c will be charged. Stu-
dents are required to have a" health
permit. These may be obtained at
the Health Service. Any student in-
terested is asked to register this week
in Room 15, Barbour Gymnasium.

following schedule. (These
Eastern War Time).

times are



Chamber Music Program: The Al-
beneri Trio will present a program
of compositions for violin, cello, and
piano, at 7:30 p. m., CWT, Thurs-
day, July 12, in Hill Auditorium. The
group includes Alexander Schneider,
Benar Heifetz, and Erich Itor Kahn,
and will appear in Ann Arbor under
the auspices of the Elizabeth Sprague
Coolidge Foundation in the Library
of Congress.
The program will be open to the
general ptblic, with the exception
of small children.
The Regular Thursday Evening
Record Concert will not be held July
12, due to the Chamber Music Con-
cert at Hill Auditorium. The next
scheduled concert will be held Tues-
day, July 17.
_ Classical Music Program. Under
the joint sponsorship of the All Na-
tions Club and the International
Center, a program of recorded clas-
sical music will be inaugurated at 8
o'clock, July 11. The Schubert Sym-
phony No. 8 (Unfinished) and the
Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor
will be played. The recital is open
to anyone interested.
General Library, main corridor
cases. Books printed in English be-
fore 1640.
Clements Library. Japan in Maps
from Columbus to Perry (1492-1854).
Architecture Building. Student
Michigan Historical Collections, 160
Rackham . Building. Representative
items in the Michigan Historical Col-
Museums Building, rotunda. Some
foods of the American Indian.
Events Today
Students Enrolled in Education



Look, Jane! Some boy
scouts. I'll tell them
my father's lost in the
woods and maybe they
tan help look for him.
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But I stilt say anybody who could get lost
in that little woods must be pretty dumb- It's a couple of
dopey little five-
year-old kids--
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Why didn't you ask them to help.
look for your father, Barnaby?
Well, they're busy
looking for some
old kids-Say. . .1
wonder who those
i kids ARE, Jane ... .

Did you have a nice picnic in3
the wood? ... I didn't expect
Iyou'd stay so long . . . Where's

Don't worry? .. .Why-Where
are you-What? Police? Boy
scouts? What in the world-

Lost in the woods? ... But Barnaby and
Jane are right here beside me!... Yes,.
they're all right. .. But are YOU, John?

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