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NIGHT EDITORS: MOXNESS and KAY
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
LAST WEEK Richard Fink decried the current
trend in education and denounced the
University as a "diploma factory."
This, however, is not the real point at issue.
Few students here will disagree with Fink's
condemnation of our "production line" edu-
cation. The actual problem which faces us
as students today is: "What can be done about
There is certainly no single or complete answer
to this current dilemma; at the same time, there
are definite concrete steps which can be taken
to improve the situation.
At present there exists a tremendous oppor-
tunity for the improvement of student-faculty
relatihs which now appear to be slightly above
rock-bottom. The mass production aspect of our
system is being accentuated because of the fact
that'there is scant opportunity for the average
student to meet or become acquainted with his
instructors on a personal, outside -of the class-
The social barrier between instructor and stu-
dent is apparently a good old Michigan tradition.
This division, of course, has scant foundation
in fact, particularly at the present time when a
large portion of the student body consist of old-
Last spring the Michigan Union was urged to
reinstitute the pre-war practice of holding week-
ly student-faculty "Coffee Hours" as one step
to aid in the humanization of the University.
Despite repeated requests, the Union took no
Virtually untouched, also, are the possibilit-
ies in the field of curriculum changes and the
improvent of teaching methods upon the sug-
gestions of the students themselves. One hears
vague rumors of a select committee of fifty or
so students meeting every now and then with
a board of faculty members to talk over vari-
ous problems. John Q. Student neither hears
of, nor notices, any changes being made as the
result of this group's action.
To date there has been no opportunity for an
individual student such as Richard Fink to pre-
sent any constructive criticism, comments, sug-
gestions, or recommendations to the University.
The lone bright prospect at this cold, mass
production "diploma factory" is that the Stu-
dent Legislature has established an Academic
Committee which, in the absence of any positive
action from the University, is slated to work to-
ward the improvement of at least some of the
evils which Fink has elaborated.
To the Editor:
To me the interesting connotations of Mr.
Shockley's letter are, first, the writer's touching
confidence in the ability of the Saturday Eve-
ning Post to protect him from the twentieth
century; second, his curious opposition to every-
body and everything, and third, his somewhat
arogant attempt to act as the spokesman of an
To the Editor:
AFTER TWO YEARS of attending the per-
formances of our University Play Produc-
tion group, it is more in sorrow than anger that
I feel the need of a gentle query: Have we a
real theatre at Michigan, or are we producing
only commercial successes?
I have always been under the impression
that a University theatre kept drama, real
drama, alive, and did not serve up a ridiculous
concoction of cheap commercial enterprisees
to its gullible public-Henry Aldrich is an in-
stance of such bad theatre, and "Pigeons and
By VICTOR RIESEL
O NE AFTERNOON, just about the time the
union politicos were setting up club houses
in the big cities to drag out the vote which elect-
ed Franklin Roosevelt for a third time, the staid
Sen. Robert Taft, Ohio's Republican leader, ran
into an energetic labor organizer named Jack
Kroll. This pro-Roosevelt union man had been
stumping through the state, building the politi-
cal machinery which later was to become part of
the controversial Political Action Committee.
After some pleasantries were coolly exchanged,
Taft,' who always has viewed the CIO as an
overcharged dose of DDT, said:
"Jack, you're pistaken about the American
people, they're essentially conservative."
There is no record of Kroll's retort but he did
say something about some day proving that the
man on the street was really a grass root liberal.
Almost six years after that conversation, Sid-
ney Hillman died. In Jack Kroll's hands was put
a national political machine with which to show
that 'he and the CIO were right and Taft and
the Republicans wrong. This is still to be proven.
For three weeks now Kroll has been the silent
chairman of the Political Action Committee.
For three weeks the nation's highest politital
leaders have wondered whether PAC could oper-
ate under a hard-boiled organizational wizard
like Kroll without the magic of Franklin Roose-
velt's name and the color and bargaining dexter-
ity of Sidney Hillman.
A few hours before Kroll walked into his first
national strategy parley of CIO regional directors
and PAC staff members in Washington Wednes-
day, I asked him how the PAC machine would
operate in tie future.
"We'll work it like a ball team," he said, talk-
ing in the earthy, sand-lot jargon Sidney Hill-
man never used. "You know, I played baseball
once-first base-and when I got too old to
cover the sack I managed a team up in Chicago.
We didn't have any stars but we did all right.
We have no stars left here in PAC, but we do
have a team."
Kroll revealed that in the past three weeks he
has discovered that Hillman had built a work-
ing organization reaching into scores of small
communities. From these political outposts come
suggestions for PAC's propaganda experts, writ-
ers, radio technicians and artists. Because these
specialists are centered in New York, Kroll dis-
closed he would keep PAC's national headquart-
ers here. This settled the rumor that he would
shift PAC to a Midwest city.
PAC strategists and propaganda experts have
the coming campaign figured this way: The only
Congressional seats which the Republicans can
win must come from the industrial areas. Since
there is a wide spread "kick the rascals out"
sentiment amongst the voters, this will be a
rough year for the Democrats seeking re-election.
So-.-PAC strategy will be to concentrate on
carefully selected big' cities, bring out the vote
there, and protect PAC Congressional friends-
virtually all Democrats-by constantly passing
their record on to the public.
However, any resemblance that this PAC cam-
paign in behalf of Democratic candidates has to
fondness for President Truman is purely coin-
cidental. Kroll says PAC is "neutral" in its at-
titude towards the President. Neither Kroll nor
any other PAC official has conferred with Mr.
Truman since Hillman's death.
"I don't know what our position will be in
'48. Truman's actions will decide that. I can
see myself supporting a Republican Presidential
candidate if one of Franklin Roosevelt's calibre
I looked up to see if he was jesting. But Kroll
was serious. He even mentioned a Republican
he would back. But that name is off the record
-for a while.
(Copyright, 1946. N.Y. Post Syndicate)
People," and all the shallow nonsense of Noel
Coward which has been shoved at us during
the last few years.
I have been fortunate enough to see University
productions of Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekov, Ros-
tand-names, which, to any person who has
ideals about the theatre, will mean "theatre"
in its finest sense. Admittedly, they are not easy
to produce. It is much easier to toss off a fruit
salad for dinner than a roast turkey; but one
sends ones guests away hungry. And I am puz-
zled as to how any training can be given to our
anxious, amateurs in productions that are easy
to produce. What actor ever learned anything
valuable, for instance, from George M. Cohan?
The highest cultural level we seem to have
reached recently is Bernard Shaw. The senti-
ment is lovely; he is an old man. But Cran-
brook College is producing Auden's oratorio
this summer, and I hear that the University
of Minnesota has just produced "King Lear."
Experimentally there are many plays, also,
such as "For the Time Being" of W. H. Auden,
five beautiful plays of Garcia Lorca the Spanish
poet, and some good drama by T. S. Eliot-and
As I said before, mg chief emotion about this
situation is bewilderment. Why? Don't our actors
care? I have talked to several of the audience
and they do. But we can hardly picket Lydia
Mendelssohn with signs saying "We want Shake-
"I gotta look at my motor, mister. If ya get tired of honkin', my
wife will come back an' lean on your horn."
MAN TO MAN:
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
HAROLD L. ICKES
POLITICAL OMENS are not favorable to Mr.
George E. Allen, for a long time the "fair
haired boy" of the Truman Administration. Pres-
ident Truman has reached the conclusion that
the Administration would be better off without
Allen and his jokes. Before a great while Allen
will be offered an "important" special mission
to some point in Europe-a favorite fire ladder.
frequently thrown out of the window by Presi-
It was a foregone conclusion that Mr. Allen
in time would come to be appraised as a poli-
tical liability. He kidded his way through the
Senate Committee on Banking and Currency
when his name came up for confirmation as a
member of the RFC. Then President Truman
proposed to extend the RFC for five years. Once
again when this Committee met it struck up
"For it's always fair weather, when good fel-
lows get together." An amendment that Mr.
Allen be shorn of his twenty-five directorships
in corporate enterprises was only a humorous
Interlude, and the bill duly passed the Senate.
I do not know whether the Representatives
had the keen appreciation of Mr. Allen's type of
jokes that the more jovial Senators.had. In any
event the House cut the proposed extension from
five years to seven months. So now it may be
expected that, shortly after election, Mr. Allen
will be handed his passport for a temporary so-
journ in Europe or Asia, or any place except
this country. In any event, his hat will be handed
to him either as an alternative to his departure
for parts at present unknown or for his per-
manent retirement to private life clasping a
"Dear George: I hate to do this" letter.
Now that President Truman has vetoed so in-
cisively the so-called Tidelands Bill, which would
have given away the Federal Government's title
to what may be this nation's last great reserves
of oil, perhaps he will reflect that this crisis was
foisted upon the Administration by his dour
friend, Edwin W. Pauley. The record of the
hearings on Mr. Pauley's nomination for Under
Secretary of the Navy make it clear that, as an
incentive to possible oil contributors, Mr. Pauley
pressed that- the Tidelands Bill would be passed.
It is not logical to hang onto Mr. Pauley since
this bill was vetoed.
But how President Truman can continue
to regard Mr. Pauley as other than another
liability to his Administration it is difficult
to understand. His swashbuckling about in air-
planes in all parts of the world at the expense
of the Government has been as spectacular as
his press agents could make these junkets ap-
pear. But what tanglible results they have
produced for the United States could be drop-
ped into an observant eye without causing the
slightest irritation. Perhaps it will be found
that the chief value of these peregrinations is
that they served as a pattern for Mr. Allen's
A by-casualty of that of the mirth-proking
Mr. Allen will be Judge Samuel I. Rosenman, who
originally came down to Washington to serve
President Roosevelt. Judge Rosenman lost no
time in making himself very much at home on
the bandwagon of President Truman. However,
he made one great mistake. He entwined his
arms about Mr. Allen and now that that gentle-
man is in disfavor, some of the friends of the
President of an earlier vintage, who resented
Allen from the start, will do what they can to
see to it that Judge Rosenman's head will also
roll in the dust.
(Copyright, 1946, N.Y. Post Syndicate)
Publication in The Daily Official Bul-
letin is constructive notice to allnmem-
bers, of the University. Notices for the
Bulletin should be sent in typewritten
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FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1946
VOL. LVI, No. 33S
Manuscripts for the Summer Hop-
wood Contest must be in the Hop-
wood Room, 3227 Angell Hall, by
4:30 p.m. today.
Students having lockers at the In-
tramural Sports Building should va-
cate lockers and apply for refunds
prior to August 24. The building will
be closed during the period August
Graduate Student Council will meet
at the Rackham Building, Monday,
August 19 at 7:30 p.m. It is request-
ed that all members be present.
The Chicago and Southern Airlines,
Inc., are now taking applications for.
the September training class for
stewardesses. Any girls who are in-
terested in stewardess training for
the airlines should call at the Bur-
eau of Appointments, 201 Mason Hall.
State of Washington Civil Service
Announcements have been received
in this office for positions in:
2. Social Service
For further information, call at
the Bureau of Appointments, 201
City of Detroit Civil Service An-
nouncements have been received in
this office for:
1. Junior Architectural, Civil, Elec-
trical, Mechanical, or Structural En-
2. Assistant Architectural, Civil,
Electrical, Mechanical, or Structural
Closing date is August 22, 1946.
For further information, call at
the Bureau of Appointments, 201
Nurture ,of Children." It will be
in the University High School Audi-
Lecture: Arthur H. Compton, Chan-
cellor of Washington University, on
Friday, Aug. 16 at 8:10 p.m. in the
Rackham Lecture Hall. The topic
will be "Atomic Energy, A Human
Asset." The public is cordially in-
vited to attend.
Television Symposium. G. Emerson
Markham, Manager, Television Sta-
tion WRGB, Schenectady, New York;
auspices of the Department of Speech.
Helen T. Rhodes, producer, Television
Station WRGB; Lewis N. Holland,
Associate Professor of Electrical En-
gineering, Friday, Aug. 16, 10:00 a.m.
to 12:00, Rackham Lecture Hall.
Hearing Problems. H. Harlan
Bloomer, Director of Speech Clinic.
Friday, Aug. 16, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.,
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Recommendations for Departmen-
tal Honors: Teaching departments
wishing to recommend tentative
August graduates from the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts, and
the School of Education for depart-
mental honors, should recommend
such students in a letter, sent to the
Registrar's Office, Room 4 University
Hall, by noon August 31.
Attention August Graduates: Col-
lege of Literature, Science, and the
Arts, School of Education, School of
Music, School of Public Health:
Students are advised not to request
grades of I or X in August. When
such grades are absolutely imper-
ative, the work must be made up in
time . toallow yoursinstructor to re-
port the make-up grade not later
than noon, August 31. Grades re-
ceived after that time may defer the
student's graduation until a later
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Ravel, and Quartet in D major Op. 18
No. 3 by Beethoven.
The public is cordially invited.
Faculty Recital: On Monday eve-
ning, Aug. 19, in Rackham Lecture
Hall at 8:30 Lee Pattison, pianist, will
present his seventh program, in the
current series of lecture recitals. Mr.
Pattison's program will include Pre-
lude, Menuet, Allegro by Purcell, Two
Fantasies by Teleman, Gigue by
Loeilly, and Dance Movements from
the Suites, Prelude and Fugues from
the Well-Tempered Clavichord and
Chromatic Fantasie and Fugue by
The public is cordially invited.
Student Recital: Keith Mixson,
pianist, will present a recital Tues-
day afternoon at 4:15 in the Rack-
ham Assembly Hall. Given in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for
the degree of Master of Music Mr.
Mixson's program will include Rondo
A minor by Mozart, Variations and
Fugue on a Theme of Handel by
Brahms and Sonata B minor by Cho-
The recital is open to the public
Student Recital: George King
Driscoll, pianist, will present a recital
at 8:30 Tuesday evening, Aug. 20, in
Rackham Assembly Hall. Given in
partial fulfillment of the require-
ments for the degree of Master of
Music, Mr. Driscoll's program will
include: Sonata, K. 332 by Mozart,
several selections by Debussy, Three
Intermezzi, Op. 117 by Brahms and
Sonata Op. 57 by Beethoven.
The public is cordially invited.
Operetta. "The Bartered Bride,"
by Bedrich Smetana. Michigan Re-
pertory Players, Department of
Speech, . in conjunction with the
School of Music today, Saturday, and
Monday, Aug. 19, 8:30 p.m., Lydia
The last Fresh Air Camp Clinic of
the season will be held at Patterson
Lake, Main Lodge, 8:00 p.m. Friday,
August 16. Data from play therapy
and various psychological tests will
be presented in the discussion of the
case. Miss Pauline Gallob, Psychia-
tric Social Worker from Michigan
Children's Institute, will be the dis-
Visitors' Night will be held at the
main Observatory, located on the
corner of East Ann and Observatory
Streets, Friday, Aug.. 16, from 8:30
to 10:30 p.m. Star clusters, Venus,
Jupiter and nebulae, will be shown
if the night is clear. Children must
be accompanied by adults.
Michigan Christian Fellowship:
Members are reminded of the party
tonight at 8 p.m., at Fellowship Hall
in Grace Bible Church.
I s " tstor y
Though the record of the seventy-
nineth Congress is far from spot-
less, its last action-approval of the
Morse resolution on the World Court
- .erves to remind us how much his-
tory it has made in the field of in-
ternational relations. In the years
between the wars United States ad-
hesion to the World Court represent-
ed the irreducible minimum of the
internationists' program. . . . Now
by a vote of 60 to 2 the Senate has
agreed that the United States shall
accept compulsory jurisdiction of the
Court of International Justice for
disputes among nations over the in-
terpretation of treaties, over any
question of international law, over
alleged breaches of international ob-
ligations, and over cases of claims
for reparations to be made for such
breaches. Even though two rather
unfortunate reservations were includ-
ed in the resolution . ..this vote gives
emphatic proof of how far we have
swung away from isolationism. And
the seventy-ninth Congress has pro-
vided many other proofs. It rati-
fied the Charter of the United Na-
tions and endorsed American par-
ticipation in the International Bank
Fund. It agreed to extend the Recip-
rocal Trade Agreements Act on terms
which gave the President greater
latitude in reducing tariffs, and it
approved the British loan, though
only after an unedifying series of
debates. All in all, it is a distinguish-
ed record which was made possible
by broad agreement on international
policies which existed between con-
servatives and liberals in both parties.
U. S. Menace
Lecture: Byron O. Hughes, Assist-
ant Professor of Education on Fri-
day, Aug. 16 at 4:05 p.m. The topic
will be "Growth and Educational
Canada is one of the few countries
with an unexplored frontier, luring
the pathfinder into the unknown .
This frontier, with its inevitable ef-
fect on the life and habits of the
Canadian people, is, however, no
longer the West. "Go North" has
replaced "Go West" as the call to
-L. B. Pearson, Foreign Affairs
Student Recital: On Friday after-
noon, August 16, at 2:00 in Harris
Hall there will be a wind instrument
program, assisted by Beatrice Gaal,
Marvin Bostrum and Mildred Min-
neman Andrews, pianists. The reci-
tal, sponsored by the Kappa Kappa
Psi Fraternity, will include selections
by Mozart, Haydn, Ewald, and Fire-
The public is cordially invited.
Carillon Recital: Percival Price,
University Carillonneur, will present
a recital Sunday afternoon, Aug. 18
at 3 p.m. on the Charles Baird Caril-
lon in Burton Memorial Tower. His
program will include the following
selections : Andante for Surprise by
Haydn, Quartet from Figaro by Mo-
zart, Anitra's dance by Grieg and a
group of sacred airs.
Americans find it hard to believe that anyone
could regard us as a menace. Yet to every good
Communist we are precisely that-a threat po-
tentially more dangerous than Nazi Germany.
In fact, since February 9 of this year no loyal
member of -the Party has dared think of Ameri-
ca in any other light; to do so would be heresy,
punishable by excommunication or worse. For
on that.date Stalin himself set forth the doctrine
that another war is virtually inevitable, and he
implied unmistakably that the attack probably
would come from the United States.t
This notion is understandable only in the
The Little Men's Chowder
and Marching Society...?
By Crockett Johnson
- University of Michigan Summer
Session Chorus: Mary Muldowney
will conduct the University Summer
Session Chorus when it presents its
only recital for this season on Sun-
day, Aug. 18 at 8:30 p.m. Lynne
Palmer, harpist, and Kenneth Pool,
organist will be the soloists. Includ-
ed in the program will be selections
by Palestrina, Willan, Pescetti, Sal-
zedo, Canning, and Holtz. The Npgro
spiritual "Gonna Journey Away" will,
h- ui~ cr ,tra mad ,ooin offl yp
Open House at West Court, Willow
Village, Saturday night, Aug. 17--
dancing, bridge, ping pong from 8
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Thank him for me, son. But we
can't reserve seats for any
club. Those who arrive at the
rnllv first. qet seated first.
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Besides, we don't need the help
of pixies to stop non-essential
building ... It's the people who
rcunt atro moment like this .. .
folly to offend elves,
leprechauns and gnomes.
Surely, you must have
Lutheran Student Association-On
Sunday afternoon at 4:00 the Luther-
an Student Association will meet at
Zion Lutheran Parish Hall and leave
fl- fhar ,nr hahmm-f dithnl,