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fifty-Seventh Year

Man Made Horrors


Letters to the I

FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1941
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Board in Control of Student Publications;
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Managing Editors ... John Campbell, Clyde Recht
Associate Editor ................... Eunice Mintz
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and represent the views of the writers only.
Stratton Bil
,HEFUTURES of 400,000 displaced per-
sons rests today with the United States
The passage of the "Emergency Tempor-
ary Displaced Persons Admission Bill", re-
cently introduced by Representative Will-
iam G. Stratton of Illinois would allow
these people to enter the United States to
build their lives far from the scenes of
Nazi brutality and dictator rule.
The Stratton bill provides for a gradual
immigration within a four year period. It
would not entail any revision of present
immigration laws nor would it permit any
more than 400,000 individuals, less than
:half of the total number of European dis-
placed persons, to finally enter the United
Public pressure for the admission of these
persons has grown steadily in the past few
Women's organizations, refuge services,
IAbor groups and veterans' organizations
have strongly and openly advocated pas-
sage of the bill. Last week President Tru-
man, in a special message to Congress
claimed that such legislation was a duty,
a debt we owed to our former allies who,
for religious or political reasons will not
or cannot return to their old homes.
These are the people, the President said
"who, because of their burning faith in the
principles of freedom and democracy have
suffered untold privation and hardship."
Displaced persons camps are scattered
throughout Germany, Austria and Italy.
Here doctors, lawyers, teachers, skilled
craftsmen and othe representing hundreds
of occupations exist in the same camps,
built by the Nazis to intern these same per-
sons during the war.
Through the International Refugee Or-
ganization the United States has provided
well over 50 million dollars for the sup-
port of these camps. The expense is
great and will remain so until the inter-
nees are resettled.
The United States has repeatedly refused
to consider forced repatriation, yet we can-
not expect any freedom loving person to
spend his life in any sort of internment
The Stratton bill offers a fair, workable
solution to the problem.
However, Congress has shown no inclin-
ation to regard the Stratton bill in a fav-
brable light. Congressmen do not appea.
to be moved by the plight of .the displaced
person, nor are they softened when remind-
ed that the United States was founded by
A House judiciary sub-committee was
told last week by the Rt. Rev. John O'Grady,
secretary of the National Conference of
Catholic Charities that the United States
must choose between helping the refugees
find homes or turning Europe over to.
'Communism and other isms".

The committee's chairman then called
a minor section of the bill providing prior-
fties to refugees with American relatives
"brutal", in a move obviously designed to
delay rather than improve the measure.
When Philip Hannah, assistant secretary
of Labo declared that many of the refugees
"'possess certain skills and industrial ex-
nerience now in short supply in America",

WASHINGTON, July 10-The great flying
disk scare is a curious commentary on
our times. . Even until ten years ago, the
ancient nightmares-dragons, sea serpents
and their relatives-served very well. But
now instead of cosy, old-fashioned Loch
Ness monsters, the minds of men are haunt-
ed by the man-made horrors of the age of
the absolute weapons.
The trouble is that the man-made hor-
ors are quite real, quite imminent possibil-
ities. And so the scare of the flying disks
raises a perfectly serious question. If there
is to be no peace, what warning shall we
have, that our enemies are preparing war?
Most people assume that this ques-
tion takes the rather simple form: "How
shall we know when the Soviets have an
atomic bomb?" Oddly enough, there is a
way of learning of the explosion of an
atomic bomb, even in the distant fastness-
es of Siberia. It has already been tested,
with our own bombs at Alamogordo and
Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Bikini.,
As every one knows, the explosion of an
atomic bomb releases a gigantic cloud of
radio-active particles, which mushrooms
upward into the stratosphere. Here, in
the calmer upper air, the radio-active cloud
remains for some time, until it is gradually
dissipated or precipitated. It will be re-
called how the Alamogordor cloud was by
chance partly precipitated in Mid-Western
cornfields, and ended by ruining photo-
graphic negatives whose base was made
from the cornstalks. Before precipitation
can occur, however, the cloud actually cir-
cles the earth, like the dustelouds from
the volcanic explosion of Krakatoa. And
it can thus provide the clew to the explosion
of an atomic bomb anywhere on the earth's
The presence of the radio-active cloud
in the upper air is revealed, of course, by
the newly familiar Geiger counter, which
measures radio-activity. The heavy hand
of security officers has silenced the gov-
ernment scientists who no doubt traced
the course of the Alamogordo, Hiroshima,
Nagasaki and Bikini bomb clouds.
But there are also amateur physicists
who have their own Geiger counters to
keep check on the strength of the cosmic
radiation from inter-galactic space, just
as farmers used to maintain measured rain
gauges in their backyards for the enlight-
ment of the weather bureau. Their work
has also proved the effectiveness of this
odd technique.
For example on July 16, 1945, shortly
after the Alamogordo explosion, Lieuten-
ant Commander A. R. Coven, U.S.N.R., no-
ticed an increase in the normal rate of
his Geiger counter at Annapolis, Md. The
increase continued until July 18, about
sixty hours after E-minute at Alamogordo,
when it had almost doubled. The next day
it returned to normal. Again, in July, 1946,
a couple of days after the first Bikini ex-
plosion, G. Herzog noticed a sharp rise in
the rate of the large Geiger counter on the
second floor of his house in Houston, Tex.
By the following day, the count had almost
doubled, to return to normal by evening of
the next day. Both these occurances have
been reported in letters to "The Physical
Review," together with one or two others of
the same sort, and negative results from
amateurs i other areas over which the
clouds did not pass.

Expert, although unofficial, opinion
gives these remarkable facts a simple
meaning. A really adequate net of
watching station, designed to detect the
presence of a radio-active cloud in any
latitude, will announce the explosion of
an atomic bomb anywhere on earth. As
usual, since the net must be extensive, its
maintenance is likely to be expensive.
But this is by no means the end of the
story. Nothing, in the first place, will pre-
vent a potential enemy from accumulating
great stores of fissionable material and
great numbers of bombs before putting his
bomb design to the final test of detonation
-and it is only the explosion which makes
the cloud. Thus the detection of an unex-
plained radio-active cloud in the upper air,
if and when it comes, is entirely likely to be
a sign that the worst is immediately at
hand. Indeed, in this age of lightning at-
tack, the worst might already have begun
to occur, for the maximum speed of the
clouds on their earth-encircling journey
seems to be a trifling sixty miles per hour.
Against the slight reassurance, in short,
must be balanced new reasons for disquiet.
Diplomatic reports from Europe describe the
extraordinary frankness of Soviet diplo-
mats seeking to dissuade nations on the
fence from joining the Paris conference on
Secretary Marshall's plan for European re-
construction. They have warned, in effect,
that in ten years the Soviet Union will have
all the weapons of total destruction now
possessed by this country, and that, when
this happy time arrives, non-cooperators
must expect to suffer.
Nor is this testimony unsupported by oth-
er facts. The Soviet recruiting drive for
German and other European physicists and
engineers has been without parallel, and
Soviet orders now overload the Swiss, Swe-
dish and other European factories which
can produce the complex apparatus needed
for such plants as Hanford and Oak Ridge.
Here, in the evidence of an armament race
to produce weapons of total destruction, is
the raw material of a world nightmare,
which is merely reflected in the scare of the
flying disks. What is being done to ex-
orcise or minimize this nightmare is still
another vital question.
(Copyright 1947, New York Herald Tribune)

EDITOR'S NOTE: Because The Daily
prints EVERY letter to the editor
(which is signed, 300 words or less
in length, and in good taste) we re-
mind our readers that the views ex-
pressed in letters are those of the
writers only. Letters of more than
300 words are shortened, printed or
omitted at the discretion of the edi-
torial director.
Bicycle Riding
To the Editor:
IN RE: Dave Wagner's editorial
in yesterday's Daily, I should
like to make some comments. Mr.
Wagner's experience, upon which
the article was based, was per-
haps the optimum condition for
enforcement procedures. However
we on the Michigan Campus are
faced with a wholly different sit-
uation. From the student stand-
point, administration is not mod-
elled upon the Army. The mem-
bers of the Student Legislature
are only "primus inter pares" in
their relation to the student body.
No legislative body can have more
power than is present in the body
which elected it. The Student
Legislature has considered the bi-
cycle situation to be serious
enough to warrant action. This
action was begun last February.

Every thoughtful student among
us will realize that the busy camp-
us sidewalks are no place for the
type of bicycle acrobatics which
are a daily occurrence. It is at
present entirely up to the stu-
dents themselves to cooperate in
keeping the walks clear. The
danger is obvious, the legislative
ordinance is plain. If the Legis-
lature is to mean anything at all,
such meaning as it has will be
decided by the students who put
it in power.
We could enforce, arrest, try
and fine those who, with little
regard for the rights and safety
of others, continue. to flout the
popular will. These methods aae
at best onerous and offensive,
and endanger the cooperative
spirit which is so essential to our
well-being. How much better it
would be if we, through mutual
acceptance and agreement, could
work together in an all-out ef-
fort to enforce those things which
promote the well-being of the
campus community. It is a mat-
ter of personal honor, and each
man (and woman) will be expect-
ed to be equal to the task.
--Ken Bissell
Secretary Student Legislature



"Them old eagles sure spoil that new uniform, colonel



At Hill Auditorium.,..
sian dialogue, English sub-titles.
their finesse and glamour can learn a
great deal from a great many foreign films
not excluding this prize-winning Soviet re-
lease with its secret processed color.
A gentle relief from the bright garish-
The Stone Flower attains a natural effect
unsurpassed on the American Screen.
The picture is the product of skillful and
sincere acting and directing. It is pure
fantasy and there is no attempt to placate
the modern mind with the logical, sophisti-
cated reasoning characteristic of Holly-
wood's fantasy attempts.
With a cast entering into the spirit of the
legend as simply and effortlessly as the
child ,hearing his first Cinderella, the aud-
ience too must relax into the "love always
wins through,,' "lived happily ever after"
Photography, as well as color, remains
without criticism and althought the hero-
ine's flight through the bewitched forest
is reminiscent of scene's from the "Snow
White" production, originality is paramount
Altogether little mars the effect of the
tale of the stone carver, his loyal bride and
the mysterious lady who ruled Copper
Mountain. With appeal to all ages in any
language, The Stone Flower is one of the
most enjoyable films produced in the past
few years.
-Naomi Stern
AFTER A MONTH of crisis in Indonesia,
which threatened to undo six months of
patient negotiation, a compromise seems
to have been reached on several disputed
points that gives hope for an eventual
peaceful solution. The reply of the newly
formed Republican Cabinet headed by Amir
Sjahriffoedin to the Dutch note setting
forth the "final" Dutch conditions for im-
plementation of Linggadjati Agreement con-
tains, as on Dutch official put it "such evi-
dence of good-will" that' the possibility of
an open break has receded.
A face-saving settlement of the most dis-
puted point-establishment of a joint
Dutch-Republican constabulary-appears to
have been put forward by the Republicans.
If the Interim Government, in which all
Indonesia would be represented, should
find that order was not being maintained
in any area, it could take over control from
the local police. To both sides this would
zcem to be a reasonable and acceptable
The New York Times

Publication in The Daily Official
Bulletin is constructive notice to all
members of the University. Notices
for the Bulletin should be sent in
typewritten form to the office of the
Summer Session, Room 1213 Angel
Hall, by 3:00 p.m. on the day pre-
ceding publication (11:00 a.m. Sat-
FRIDAY, JULY 11, 1947
VOL. LVII, No. 12S
Preliminary Examinatiopls for
the Doctorate in the School of
Education will be held on August
18-19-20, from 9 till 12 o'clock.
Any graduate student in Educa-
tion desiring to take these exam-
inations should notify my office,
at once, Room 4000 University
High School.
Clifford Woody, Chairman
of Graduate Advisers in
Graduate Students in English:
The Preliminary Examinations
for the Doctorate in English will
be given according to the follow-
ing schedule: American Litera-
ture, July 23; English Literature
1700-1900 July 26; English Liter-
ature 1500-1700, July 30; The Be-
ginnings to 1500, August 2. The
Examinations will be given in
3217 Angell Hall from 9:00 a.m
to 12:00.
Phi Betta Kappa. New members
may call for keys and certificates
at the office of the Secretary, Ob-
A tennis clinic for women stu-
dents will be held at the Wom-
en's Athletic on Friday ate2:00.
Individual assisatnce will be of-
fered. Difficulties in tennis will
be discussed and demonstrated.
All women students are invited to
Teacher Placement:
A n c h o r a g e, Alaska Public
Schools has announced vacancies
for the following teaching posi-
tions for the school year 1947-
1948: Art-English, Mathematics,
Science, Commercial, Home Eco-
nomics-Health, Science-Health,
Librarian, Instrumental Music.
For further information call at
the Bureau of Appointments, 201
Mason Hall.
Bur. of Appts. & Occup. Inf.
To chairmen and managers of
campus activities, and to presi-
dents of campus organizations:
Eligibility lists should be submit-
ted for all students participating
in public activities during the
summer term. Forms may be se-
cured in the Office of Student
Affairs, Room 2, University Hall.
Married Veterans of World War II
Veterans' Emergency Housing
Opportunity will be provided
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednes-
day, July 14, 15 and 1.6 for stu-
dents in the above group to file
application for residence in the
Veterans' Emergency Housing
No apartments available for the
summer session, but these appli-
cations will be considered for fu-
ture vacancies.
Student applications for esi-
dence in these apartments will be
considered according to the fol-
lowing qualifications.

1 Only married Veterans ofi
World War II may applye
2. Michigan residents will bet
given first consideration. How-t
ever, out-of-state students may
also register at this time. See
Regents' ruling on definition of
Michigan resident. "No one shall
be deemed a resident of Michi-
gan for the purpose of registra-
tion in the University unless he
or she has resided in this state six
months next preceeding the date1
of proposed enrollment.")
3. Veterans who have incurred
physical disablity of a serious na-i
ture will be given first consider-
ation. (A written statement from
Dr. Forsythe of the Universityt
Health - Service concerning suchE
disability should be included in(
the application.)
4. Only students who have com-
pleted two terms in this Univer-
sity may apply. (Summer Ses-
sion is considered as one-half
5. Students who are admitted to
these apartments may in no case
occupy them for a period longert
than two years
6. Length of overseas servicei
will be an important determining
7. In considering an applicant's
total length of service, A.S.T.P.,
V-12, and similar programs will
be discounted.-
8. If both man and wime are1
Veterans of World War H and the
husband is a Michigan resident
and both are enrolled in the Uni-
versity their combined application
will be given special considera-t
tion. 1
9. Each applicant must file with
his application his Military Rec-
ord and Report of Separation.
Office of Student Affairs 1
Room 2, University Hall ;
Graduate Students who are ex-
pecting to receive degrees at the
end of the Summer Session are
reminded that diploma applica-
tions must be filed with the Re-
corder before Friday noon, July
11. Applications may be obtained;
at the Information desk in the
Graduate School Office.
Registration Blanks may be ob-
tained at the University Bureau of'
Appointments and Occupational
Information, 201 Mason Hall on'
Tuesday, Thursday and. Friday.
Office hours are: 9 to 12; 2 to 4.
Those interested in securing posi-
tions in the immediate future are
urged to register with the Bureau
at once. This applies to both the
General Placement and Teacher
Placement divisions of the Bur-
Doctoral Examination for An-
dre Samuel Dreiding, Chemistry;
thesis: "Synthesis 'of Compounds
Related to Alicyclic Steroids",
Friday, July 11, at 2:00 p.m. in
the East Council Room, Rackham.
Chairman W. )'. Bachman.
Doctoral Examination for Rob-
ert E. Kuntz, Zoology; thesis:
"Comparative Embryological De-
velopment of the Excretory Sys-
tem in Digenetic Trematodes with
Emphasis on the Excretory Blad-
der", Friday, July 11, at 9:00 a.m.
in room 3091 Natural Science.
Chairman, G. R. LaRue
Music Education Students: A
validation test of directed teach-
ing and sight piano will be given

in Lane Hall basement 9:00-11:00
a.m., Saturday, July 12. All
transfer students in Music Educa-
tion, graduate and undergraduate
are required to take this test.
Political Science I makeup fin-
al examination to be held Mon-
day, July 14 2-5 in 2037 A. H
Harold M. Darr
The Political Science 2 makeup
exam will be given Monday, July
14 from 2-5 in room 2037 A. H.
Golf Clinic for Women Stu-
dents. Friday afternoons from
2:00 to 3:00 on Palmer Field.
There will be individual instruc-
tion and competition. All wom-
en students in physical education
classes and the Intramural pro-
gram are eligible to attend.
Margaret Bell, M.D.
Chairman, Dept. of Physical
Education for Women

Major General John H. Hill-
dring, U.S.A. (Ret.), Assistant
Secretary of State, U.S. Depart-
ment of State, will give a lecture,
"What is our Purpose in Ger-
many?", Wednesday, July 16, at
8:10 p.m., Rackham Lecture Hall.
This is a lecture in the Summer
Lecture Series, "T h e United
States in World Affairs." The
public is invited.
Professor Gottfried S. Delatour,
Visiting Professor of Sociology,
Columbia University, will lecture
on "The Problem of Internation-
al Understanding," Thursday,
July 17, 4:10 p.m., Rackham Am-
phitheatre. This is a lecture in
the Summer Lecture Series, "The
United States in World Affairs."
The public is invited.



OFTEN HAPPENS with an amaw,

teur production, no matter how good it
may be, the biggest laugh in last night's
show was unplanned. But there were plen-
ty of planned laughs, too, and they all came
off well, thanks to the excellent work of the
Michigan Reperory Players in their second
presentation of the summer season, Jo-
seph Kesselring's Arsenic and Old Lace.
This unusual mixture of homicide and
humor which has long ago become a stage
classic was a happy choice for this season,
a most welcome relief from the first de-
luge of inevitable blue books and term pa-
The most difficult task, that of portray-
ing characters well beyond their own years,
was excellently surmounted by Jeanette
Grandstaff as Abby Brewster and Emily
James as Martha Brewster. Their perform-
ance was amazingly convincing and they
appeared to have won the hearts of the
whole audience.
. Donald Kleckner as charging Teddy Brew-
ster also turned in a fine performance. He
had a meaty role to play with and deserved
the enthusiastic hand given him on his last
exit. Arthur Shef and William Kinzer, were
well cast in the flagrantly hammy roles of
Jonathan Brewster and his accomplice, Dr.
Einstein, which they played with all the
sinister and melodramatic effect in the
Richard Rosenbloom as the harried and
perplexed Mortimer Brewster depended a
trifle 'too much on raising his voice to

Dr. Ralph A. Sawyer, Dean of
the Horace H. Rackham School ofi
Graduate Studies, will present an
illustrated lecture, "The Bikini
Tests and Atomic Energy", Sun-
day, July 13, at 8:00 p.m., at Hill
Auditorium. Dr. Sawyer served=
as technical director at Bikini.
The moving pictures are the of-
ficial Navy color films. The pub-'
lic is invited.
Dr. Karl Polyani, Professor of
Economics, Columbia University
will lecture on "Our Market Men-
tality," Monday, July 14, 4:10
p. m., Rackham Amphitheatre.
Open to the public.
Dr. Yuen-li Liang, Director of
the Division of the Development
and Codification of International
Law, United Nations, will give a
lecture on "International Law,
the United States, and the United
Nations" Monday, July 14, 8:10
p. m. Rackham Amphitheatre.
This is a lecture in the Summer
Lecture Series, "The United
States in World Affairs." The
public is invited.
Dr. Albert Moellmann, Market
Analyst for the Detroit News, will
speak on "Present Views of Busi-
ness Conditions," on Tuesday,
July 15, 4:00 p.m. in the Rackham
Lecture Hall. At 8:00 p.m. the
topic will be "Why Teachers Leave
the Profession," and a demon-
stration ofi"Don'ts for Job Ap-
plicants and Employers." This
is a Counseling and Placement
Conference sponsored by the Bur-
eau of Appointments. The public
is invited.
Professor John N. Hazard, Pro-
fessor of Public Law, Columbia
University, will lecture on "The
United States and the Soviet Un-
ion: Ideological and Institutional
Differences," Tuesday, July 15,
4:10 p.m., Rackham Amphithea-
tre. This is a lecture in the Sum-
mer Lecture Series, "The United
States in World Affairs." The
public is invited.
Morris Weitz, Professor of Phil-
osophy at Vassar College, will
give a lecture, "Form and Con-
tent, Representation, and the Ex-
pressive in Art", to the Acolytes,
Tuesday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m.,
West Lecture Room, Mezzanine,
Rackham Building. Open to the

Lecture Recital: Lee Pattison
pianist, will present his second
lecture-recital, entitled "Chopin:
The Flowering of Romanticism,"
at 8:30 Monday evening, July 14,
in the Rackham Lecture Hall. It
will be open to the general pub-
Band Concert. The University
of Michigan Summer Session
Band, William D. Revelli, Con-
ductor, will be heard at 8:30
Tuesday evening, July 15, in Hill
Auditorium, in a program includ-
ing compositions by Prokofieff,
Guilmant, Sibelius, Guiraud, and
Sousa. Miss Elizabeth Spelts, so-
prano, of the School of Music
faculty, will sing a group of Eng-
lish songs.
The general public is invited.
The Museum of Art: Exhibi-
tion of Prints-Vanguard Group,
Ann Arbor Art Association Col-
lection, and from, the Permanent
Collection. July 1-28. Alumni
Memorial Hall, daily, except Mon-
day, 10-12 and 2-5; Sundays, 2-5.
The public is cordially invited.
Museum of Archaeology. Cur-
rent Exhibit, "Life in a Roman
Town in Egypt from 30 B.C. to
400 A.D." Tuesday through Fri-
day, 9-12, 2-5; Saturday, 9-12;
Friday evening, 7:30-9:30; Sun-
day 3-5.
Events Today
The third Fresh Air Camp Clin-
ic will be held on Friday, July 11,
1947. Discussions begin at 8 p.m.
in the Main Lodge of the Fresh
Air Camp located on Patterson
Lake. Any University students
interested in problems of indi-
vidual and group therapy are in-
vited to attend. The discussant
will be Dr. Howard M. Burkett,
Neuropsychiatric Department. of
the University Hospital.
The Art Cinema League pre-
sents "The Stone Flower" in new
color process. English titles;
Russian Dialogue. Also Soviet
newsreel and short subject "Life
at the Zoo," a study in animal
behaviorism. Thurs., Fri., 8:30
p.m. Box Office opeis 3 p.m.
daily. Tickets phone 4121, Ext.
479. Hilt Auditorium.
International Center: The
weekly Friday evening movies will
be resumed this Friday, July 11,
in the International Center.
"America: Land of Liberty" will
be shown, starting at 8 p.m. The
public is cordially invited to at-
Visitor's night will be held at
the Observatory Friday. July 11.






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