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Cool Water'

National New Look.,

"All Us Democracies Got To Stick Together"


large land-locked university are most
conducive to day dreams of beaches, break-
ers, and even of old swimming holes.
As things are in Ann Arbor now, however,
day dreaming is about all that a student
can do about such things. About the only
outdoor swimming facilities available to
summer school students are those at Whit-
more Lake and other nearby lakes, all quite
a few miles from the campus. With trans-
portation facilities limited, most students
find it very difficult to indulge in much
bathing and sunning at such places.
The University or a local business man
could do a great service for students and
residents of Ann Arbor by constructing a
first class outdoor swimming pool within
walking or cycling distance of the campus.
Such an enterprise could begin to oper-
ate during the last month or so of the spring
semester. It would certainly provide health-
ful and relaxing relief from the tension of
final exams, as well as pleasant week-end
WITH THE social whirl slowing down dur-
ing the summer, and the rather limited
recreational facilities available, the pool
would receive an enthusiastic welcome from
summer scholars and Ann Arborites alike.
September heat can often be just as
oppressive as July heat, and the pool could
probably operate -profitably for at least
the first month of the fall term also.
Whether c6nstructed by the University or
by private enterprise, an outdoor swimming
pool should be a sound business proposition
in this city. Properly built and operated, it
would be an asset to the entire community.
It would fill a glaring gap in the Ann Arbor
recreational picture.
-Paul Brentlinger
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.

I AM GLAD President Truman feels that
the wave of hysteria which is now sweep-
ing the country over the questions of dis-
loyalty, subversion, etc., is going to pass
away. I don't know whether this wave of
fear is going to end quite as automatically
and obligingly as the President seems to
think. But, as I say, I'm glad he thinks so;
if a Chief Executive can set styles, as some-
times happens, in hats or neckties, then
perhaps he can set a style in calmness, too.
The plain truth is that we have been
living, politically, in a melodrama for the
last year or two, and the President has
perhaps dealt it a hard blow by indica-
ting that he is bored with it. A melodrama
can stand anything but that. If it can't
keep the customers on the edges of their
seats, it is a dying show, and the Presi-
dent's yawn may turn out to have been a
first-rate political contribution.
The theme of the melodrama in which we
have ben living is that the great 'questions
of human destiny can be decided, in our
age, by a sinister figure creeping down a
back alley at night. The idea is that the
fruits of one hundred and seventy-five years
of our history can be blown up, if we are not
careful, by one person's dirty work, by our
failure to shut a window somewhere, or to
notice a clue.
* * * *
that Washington labored for, and Jef-
ferson too, everything that Lincoln strug-
gled to achieve, and that we, all of us, have
built with our hands, can be set at nought
by any nondescript rascal with a mind to do
us dirt. It was for this, then, that mankind
struggled up out of the original muck, and
went through an agony of thousands of
years-to build a structure that can be
knocked down by any casual individual out-
fitted with a secret number and an expense
account. '
It is a pretty spectacular piece of plot-
ting, and I can see that it has its fasci-

nations. After all, what is the function of
melodrama? The function of melodrama
is to make us forget the real drama of
life. The mind that is tired of the reali-
ties of the struggle to win success in life
finds refreshment in a tale of a criminal
who can ooze through locked doors, and
of a detective who can catch him by snif-
fing the wind. Politically, a good many of
us have spent the last year or two curld
up in a hammock with a detective story.
For such as these, the human drama has
ceased to be a story in which nations win
success by standing up manfully againt
their problem, against homelessness and de-
pression. Life has become something like a
rattling good yarn, instead, a much more
garish, more superficially exciting tale, in
which the great questions of our destiny are
decided, not in the innermost places of our
hearts, but in the hall bedrooms of plotters
and spies. Give us, we say to the invisible
librarian of our spirit, none of your dreary
stories about the long, hard struggle of
mankind to solve its age-old problems; let
us have, instead, a corking good tale of cops
and robbers.
* * * *
I AM WILLING to admit that there are
probably odd characters around who
would like to do us harm but it is my strong
feeling that the police are probably well
equipped to deal with them, and I have
never heard it stated as a principle of law
enforcement that an aroused or perhaps
even hysterical public is of any great assis-
tance in this type of work.
Yet-let us admit it-it is sometimes hard
to turn from Sherlock Holmes to Hamlet,
from the fascinations of incident -to the
terrible strains of decision, from stories
which are too frightening to be quite real,
to problems which are so real as to be
rather frightening.
(Copyright, 1949, New York Post Corporation)

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Looking Back'

Nvational .Defense

months have focused the attention of
many people on the struggle among the
Army, Navy and Air Force. Of at least equal
importance, however, are the manifold in-
efficiencies within each service. Campus con-
versation and evening bull sessions often
contain references to the red tape that was a
constant source of irritation to every service-
man. "File Thirteen" and "Thru Channels"
in retrospect may seem humorous, but there
is little humor in our present need for an in-
tegrated system of national defense.
The Hoover Commission in its research on
organization in the Executive branch of the
government has noted much of the misman-
agement occurring within each of the three
military establishments. Among the com-
mission's findings were defense requests
without regard for costs.
For instance, the original Army budget
for 1950 contained an item of more than
$100 million for the purchase of "Tropical
Worsted Uniforms" for enlisted men at a
price of $129 for each uniform. In another
case a figure of $30 million had somehow
slipped into the budget estimate. It was
merely a misplaced additional, figure, but
no one seemed to notice this minor amount
in the 1950 estimate.
Additional costs have also arisen from the
lack of unified planning and the prevalence
of wasteful spending that is a direct result
of an absence of cooperation among impor-
tant elements in each of the services. The
investigating group also reported that
padding of appropriation requests has be-
come a general practice in Navy, Air Force
and Army budgets. In the light of the ex--
haustive research done by the Hoover Com-
mission the National Military Establishment
appeared as one of the worst examples of
entangled bureaucratic organization.

T HE PRIMARY recommendation by the
commission outlined plans for achieving
real unification of the services and firm
centralized civilian control. These proposals
must be adopted, for there is a real danger
that unnecessary military spending in a
huge defense budget may wreck the na-
tional economy.
Already more than $100 for every person
in the United States is being spent for na-
tional defense, and unless there is a general
overhauling of military organization and ex-
penditure, the per capita cost will undoubt-
edly continue to increase. According to the
Hoover Commission's report, complete and
accurate current inventories of materials
should be kept, at least in peacetime.
"Performance budgets" setting forth in
definite terms how each department pro-
poses to spend its money should be adopted
as a part of a general overhauling of the
entire Military Establishment budget system.
Armed forces leaders must direct more at-
tention to operational effectiveness. The
present confusion within the organization
of our national defense endangers both the
economy and.the security of our country.
-David W. Belin.
IN THE DEATH of DeWitt Henry Park-
er, professor of philosophy, the Univer-
sity has lost a well-known and respected
teacher, a distinguished scholar, and a
man whose personality endeared him to
students and colleagues alike.
His course in aesthetics, an institution
in the literary college for more than 20
years, continued to inspire students until
the day of his death. University alumni,
always rememembered it as one of the
highlights of their college days.
Prof. Parker was more than learned;
he was a creative scholar. In a famous
book, Aesthetics, he remarked: "By help-
ing to create a freer and more intelligent
atmosphere for the artist to be born and
educated in, and finer demands upon hire,
when once he has begun to produce and is
seeking recognition, the student of aes-
thetics may indirectly do not a little for
him . . ." Prof. Parker's contribution was
not only to the growth of aesthetic ap-
preciation .but also, it will be found, to
the arts.
A gentle and humane man, he will be
remembered most of all by colleagues and
students for the altruism, wisdom and
humor that distinguished his relations
with his fellows. In this, as in his teaching
and his study, those who knew Prof.
Parker felt the touch of high distinction,
if not of greatness.
-The Senior Editors.

The fifth volume of the Summer Daily,
then called the Wolverine, hit the streets in
-June, 1914, with a front-page splurge on the
"new Natural Science Building, the largest
and most-equipped building on campus." Ex-
cavations were well underway and the tri-
angular structure was expected to be ready
for use in the fall of '15.
As Volume 15 came out June 13, President
Marion L. Burton of the University nomi-
nated Calvin Coolidge for Republican presi-
dential candidate. Coolidge won the neces-
sary majority for nomination just after half
the votes were in on the first ballot.
The Board of Regents approved a pro-
posal to build a 450-woman dormitory next
Sept. 15. The dorm would cost approxi-
mately $995,000. (It later was named Stock-
well Hall.)
More than 6,000 students, largest enroll-
ment in the University's 46 summers, was
expected this year for the summer session.
Tass, Russian News Agency, claimed 25
Japanese planes shot down in a 120-plane
engagement with only 2 Russian losses. The
air battle resulted in a string of incidents
on the troubled frontier between Mongolia
and Manchukuo.
American troops made surprise landings
on New Guinea, capturing an airdrome only
800 miles from the Philippines. Meanwhile,
troops in Europe launched a full-scale at-
tack along a 40-mile front on the Lower
Cherbourg peninsula. Across the continent,
the Russians captured Minsk, the last major
Red city in German hands.
In the rip-roaring race for GOP presiden-
tial nomination, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey
looked like the young man most likely to
succeed, but a pending Taft-Stassen-War-
ren coalition was determined to stop him.
Dewey persuaded Sen. Edward Martin, Penn-
sylvania's favorite son, to pull out of the
race and also to nominate him. Gov. Kim
Sigler called Martin's move a "great break"
for Michigan's favorite Vandenburg, and
added that it was a good sign that the
"Dewey Blitz was slowing down."
Re: Ternpus
LOST, YESTERDAY, somewhere between
sunrise and sunset, two golden hours,
each set with sixty diamond minutes. No
reward is offered for they are gone forever.
-Horace Mann
TIME TRAVELS in divers paceswith di-
vers persons. I'll tell you who Time
ambles withal, who Time trots withal, who
Time gallops withal, and who he stands still
-William Shakespeare

The Fighting Chance
SAIGON, Indo-China-The French cannot reconquer this country.
French colonial power cannot be restored here, not with all the
jet planes in the world. The French know it. Therefore what the
French now plan here is simply a holding operation, an attempt to
buy time.
For the West, the French holding operation will have an obvious
value. It will postpone the chain reaction which the loss of Indo-
China to the Communists, following immediately on the heels of the
loss of China, would almost certainly produce throughout Southeast
Asia. But postponement is not enough.
The French plan to create what they call a "redoubt," a
center of military power, across the eastern coastal route of
infiltration by the Chinese Communists. To this end, they mean
to root out Ho Chi-minh's guerrillas from a quadrilateral area
bounded by Langson, Moncay, Hanoi, and Haiphong. This redoubt
will not seal the Indo-Chinese borders. In the mountainous thick
jungle of the interior, that is impossible. But, by cutting off the
coastal route, the redoubt will confine contact across the borders
to jungle trails. It will thus be difficult for the Chinese Com-
munists to deliver any decisive aid to their Indo-Chinese com-
The ultimate purpose of this holding operation is to allow time
for the organization of an independent Viet Nam government and
army under the titular and possibly temporal leadership of the former
Emperor, Bao Dai. This government and army will then have the
task of doing what the French cannot do-reducing Ho Chi-Minh's
following to a hard Communist core and establishing a truly indepen-
dent Indo-China.
* * * * .
THERE ARE THOSE here who believe this French plan is nonsense.
Bao Dai is a rather pathetic French stooge, so the argument runs.
He can never attract the essential nationalist support. The French
Army and colonial services are determined to sabotage an independent
Viet Nam government in any case. For these reasons it is said that the
last and only hope, here as in China, is an attempt to promote the
apostasy of the Communist leadership. This argument is now being
presented to the State Department, as the same argument was made
about China.
It is true that the same conditions for Communist independence
exist here as in China. It is also true that Ho Chi-Minh flatly told
an American diplomat some time ago that he had lost his faith in
Communism and was no longer a member of the party. This is very,
very far for a national Communist leader to go. But the signs are
that Ho Chi-Minh's non-Communism is about as real as the Chinese
Communists' alleged gentle agrarianism.
For it is known that Ho has been regularly dispatching emis-
saries to Moscow (through Paris interestingly, not China). In the
meantime Ho's radio (which at first never mentioned the word
Communism) now spouts the straight Kremlin line. We cannot
take the risk of falling twice into the same silly trap.
The plain fact is that, after what has happened in China, the
West simply cannot afford any risk at all of losing Indo-China. This
country is like a great muscular finger crooked around Siam and
probing into the heart of Southeast Asia.
* * * *
BEFORE COMING TO THE Orient, this reporter suspected that the
new post-war Asiatic nationalism was largely a surface phenom-
enon, articulated by a handful of intellectuals. It is nothing of the sort.
It is a deep and universal force. Already we have been maneuvered
into the position of seeming to be the enemies of Asiatic nationalism,
while Moscow masquerades as its champion. If this process is allowed
to continue indefinitely, in the unanimous opinion of the best observ-
ers in the Orient, we shall surely lose Asia. We must halt the process.
Thus what we cannot do is obvious. An American policy which
supports, or seems to support ,the moribund remnants of French
colonialism of Asia would be sheer folly. An American arms program
in aid of a French colonial army in a war which that army can never
really win would be absolutely fatal to American interests throughout
What we can do is also obvious. We can support the Viet Nam
experiment here with energy and determination. We can publicly
insist, so to speak, on the reality of Viet Nam's independence-
which will certainly deeply irritate a good many of the French.
To this end, we should as soon as practicable offer generous
American diplomatic, economic and military aid to the independent
Viet Nam government and Army which the French are now officially
promoting. The real weakness of Viet Nam does not lie in the fact
that Viet Nam's ruler, Bao Dai, was a playboy in his youth. It lies in
the universal conviction that Bao Dai is the puppet of French colonial-
Iism, and thus as clearly doomed as French colonialism, while Ho Chi-
Minh rides the wave of the future.
If the West is to have even a fighting chance in Indo-China, this
conviction must be changed, and only a determined American policy
can change it.
(Copyright, 1949. New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)

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Student Conduct:
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work, should file a petition ad-
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Administration Building, where it
will be transmitted.
Students in Business Education
An experimental class for be
ginners in Thomas System Short-
hand will be offered to intereste
students without charge. Mis
Elsie Freitag of Fordson Higi
School, instructor. Organization
meeting will be lheld this afte

noon at 4:00 o'clock in Rm. 268,
Business Administration Bldg.
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is charged for each print. The of-
fice is open from 8 to 12 a.m.
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Commission announces examina-
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Highway Engineer and Highway
Bridge Engineer, Electronic Sci-
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Mark Examiner.
The Corps of Engineers, U.S.
Army Office has a vacancy for a
Junior Petrographer, at the Test-
ing Laboratory in Marietta,
The Civilian Personnel Office,
Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois,
is accepting applications for filling
the following type positions In-
structor, Cruise Control (Flight
Engineer) ; Instructor, (Aircraft
Maintenance--Sheet Metal); In-
structor, (Aircraft Maintenance-
Parachute Rigging); Instructor,
(Aircraft Maintenance).
The Connecticut State Personnel
Department announces an open
competitive examination for So-
cial Worker.
The City of Detroit Civil Service
Commission announces examina-
tions for the following positions:
Junior City Planner, Intermediate
and Senior City Planner; Social
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(Male), Sanitary Chemist (Male);
Junior and Senior Accountant;
Junior and Senior Medical Tech-
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Superintendent of Public Welfare.
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JUST RETURNED from a European tour
on which he condemned the United
States and lauded Soviet Russia, Paul Robe-
son lost no time in giving a repeat perform-
ance before 3500 persons at a Harlem meet-
ing. He declared that he loves the "Soviet
people more than any other nation" and
that American Negroes never would go to
war against Russia . . . It is to the credit
of the Negro people that they have paid
small heed to Robeson. As the Pittsburgh
Courier said: "The colored citizens of this
country have fought in every war waged for
the defense of their country and they will
continue to do so."
Robeson, a four-letter man at Rutgers, a
Phi Beta Kappa, a singer and actor of re-
nown, and a striking figure of a man, has
allowed his misguided crusading zeal to cut
him down to pygmy size. He could do far
more for his people if his remarks were
tinctured with temperance and truth."
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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