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THE MICHIGAN D WItY

SUNDAY, JULY 3. 1949

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Unemployment
THE PRESENT RECESSION is more ser-
ious than it is usually reported.
This is one of the main points of a recent
report issued by the Public Affairs Institute
of Washington, D.C.
Almost six million people will be un-
employed by the end of the year, accord-
ing to the report.
Largely responsible for this are the al-
most two million who have lost agricultural
jobs in the last seven months, as well as the
full pipelines of supply in every kind of
consumer goods.
Only the government can take the neces-
sary steps to avert a depression, says the
report.
On the basis of information supplied by
Several government agencies, the Public
Affairs Institute goes on to make several
recommendations of steps that the gov-
ernment should take.
Included in the suggestions are that:
Unemployment benefits for veterans
should be extended for another year instead
of being allowed to expire this month;
Social security benefits should be ex-
tended;
A public works program should be begun
immediately;
The Civilian Conservation Corps should
be reestablished;
Tax exemptions in the lower incomq
brackets should be increased and the rates
in the middle brackets should be reduced to
increase consumer purchase power;
In education, the provisions under which
veterans are now attending school should
be liberalized so that they can continue
their education a little longer, and there
should be a similar plan to extend education
to qualified young -people who are not vet-
erans so that these people will not compete
for jobs just yet.
A few of the above recommendations were
used effectively to remedy the last depres-
sion, but it seems. that now, more than ever,
only over all-economic planning will be
enough to forestall or maybe avert another
depression.
-Arlynn Rosen

Medical Fallacies

IT IS UNFORTUNATELY a common ad-
ministration fallacy that by bringing big
government control into the picture we can
cope with any national problem.
This is aptly seen in the cry for President
Truman's multi-billion dollar compulsory
health program. Supporters of the proposal
do not seem to have analyzed the basic prob-
lem and then analyzed the bill to ascertain
whether it tackles the national health prob-
lem effectively.
The basic inconsistency that has befal-
len these proponents of socialized medi-
cine is their putting the cart before the
horse. Most persons will readily admit
that there is a national health problem,
due primarily to the shortage of trained
medical men. But some people stubborn-
ly refuse to admit that you cannot better
overall medical care by increasing the
demand tremendously while having the
supply of doctors remain constant.
If demand for medical care (and by de-
mand I mean economic demand) were to
increase suddenly, as it would under the
Truman proposal, either the price for ser-
vice would necessarily increase sharply or
the quality of care provided would deter-
iorate. Since the cost would be a controlled
cost, under the National Health Insurance
bills, there would be no alternative but a
deterioration in the quality of medical care.
Overfilled doctors' anterooms do not nec-
essarily mean good health service; they can
mean careless, mass-production medical at-
tention on a hit-or-miss basis.
Surveys in Great "Britain show that
under socialized medicine some doctors
are making more than fifty house calls
within four-hour periods. Also British
dentists are booked up solid for periods
ranging from three months to a whole
year, depending on the community and
the skill of the individual dentist.
There is, however, a means of meeting

our national health problem more effec-
tively. It would involve government aid,
but not government control of the medical
profession. We can best see it through out
case of supply and demand.
If there were an increase in the supply of
doctors, the price of medical care would
drop, while there would be no decrease in
the quality of overall medical care.
No multifarious government bureau-
cracy is needed in a program of expan-
sion of medical training facilities. Grants
in aid to universities can be made through
existing state agencies, and national par-
tisan politics and red tape can be kept
out of medicine. Health insurance plans
on a low-cost, voluntary basis would, of
course, be available and would probably
expand with an increase in the number of
doctors in this country.
In order to further medical research and
clinical care, government funds could be
used as proposed in the Taft plan, a bill
which prosdes for a minimum of inter-
ference by governmental agencies in the
national health picture.
The able senior senator from Ohio rea-
lizes that there is some need for goyern-
ment aid, but that government control to
the tune of a minimum of $6 billion a year
would be dangerous both to the nation's
economy and the nation's health.
The doctor worships the almighty dol-
lar no more than any other citizen. If the
government insists on controlling the
medical profession, it might as well con-
trol the activities of every other profes-
sional man, business man, wage earner,
salary earner, and farmer in the United
States.
Compulsory health insurance under the
Truman plan is no panacea. On the con-
trary, it is more like a nightmare of medi-
cal fallacies.
-David W. Belin

"There's A Few Backward Areas On The Hill, Too"
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The Daily accords its readers thet
privilege of submitting letters for1
publication in this column. Subject
to space limitations, the general pol-
icy is to publish in the order in which
they are received all letters bearing
the writer's signature andaddress.
Letters exceeding 300~ words, repeti-
tious letters and letters of a defama-
tory character or such letters which
for any other reason are not in good
taste will not be published. The
editors reserve the privilege of con-
densing letters.
Gargoyles*...
To the Editor:
I do not know if a certain de-
lightful bit of campus statuary has
been brought to your attention.
Glowering down on the passersby
from the rear dock of our new
nerve center, the Administration
building, are two gargoyles, or at
least two examples of the modern
cement workers' craft. These bits
nf flotsam seem to be monkeys, or
with their human-like bodies and
leonine heads, perhaps baboons.
These creatures are strumming a
lute-like instrument. I do not wish
or feel qualified to comment on
the artistic merit of these objects,
)ut the juxtaposition of monkeys
and lute to our financial headquar-
uers provides many opportunities
for puns that are delightful to
contemplate. I will not bore you
further by bringing any into being.
-Hubert Paul Malkus
* * *
Federal Aid ...
To the Editor:
Federal Aid to Education and
the Catholic Church, which make
good reading when well mixed,
formed the fabric of a column on
the editorial page of "The Daily"
this morning. (Ed. Note: Drew

Pearson's 'Waslhington Merry-Go-
Round >
Naturally, everyone is aware of
why two Congressmen and a Car-
dinal are at pen points. For the
few who aren't, perhaps they might
care to read the opinoins of an
unmitigated reactionary who al-
most saw the light at a state
teachers college.
The extreme Catholic position is
that Federal Aid be distributed
among the secondary and elemen-
tary schools in the ame manner
as were the educarinal benefits
under the GI bills.
What I believe to be the pres-
ent, more moderate and more pop-
ular position among Catholics is
that health programs, including
hot lunch programs, be furnished
students regardless of the type of
school they attend. Such other
items as transportation and books
should also be furnished the stu-
dents equally.
Personally, we dread the day
when the logic of the separatists
leads them to the conclusion that
fire protection for church-main-
tained schools is a serious breach
of the wall that separates church
and state in this country.
--Martin Stewart
P.S. Does someone want to know
why Catholics are that way? Most
anyone knows the main reasons-
ask them. I have a secondary rea-
son, for I have seen how effectively
the high school canisolate a child
from God. I also know that dear
old State could take its freshmen
of all faiths and turn out teachers,
sufficiently paganized to become
trusted leaders of educational pro-
gress. It's hard for we Catholics
to perpetuate our mores, then.
M.S.

I'd Rather Be Right
BY SAMUEL GRAFTON

Current Movies

At the Michigan ...
"Sorrowful Jones" with Bob Hope, Lu-
cille Ball, and Mary Jane Saunders.
RUNYON FANS will regard this picture
as a mild fraud, and Hope addicts will
be faintly disappointed.
On one hand, Bob is not in a position to
offer much of his usual brand of high com-
edy, while much of the human warmth a.nd
insight that characterizes the original story
has been lost.
Paramount appears to have set two
goals for the picture, and it has largely
failed to reach either one of them. They
wanted to provide Bob with a few chances
to get a laugh, and in doing this forced a
number of irrelevant and unnatural
"jokes" into the Runyon setting. At the
same time, the producers felt obligated to
do some sort of justice to the story, and
so left untouched a number of Runyon-
isms which are somewhat beyond Hope's
acting scope.
Nonetheless, a top story and a nation's
favorite comedian necessarily result in a
movie that has much to recommend it.
Hope does exhibit unexpected understand-
ing of .emotional motivation, and is some-
times quite believable as a hardened Broad-
way bookie. Newcomer Mary Jane Saun-
ders is probably the most savory of the
current crop of Hollywood child stars, and
logically succeeds in softening Hope's hard
heart. Lucille Ball is fine in a role that
offers little intense acting opportunity.
And, unlike so many race track pictures,
this one does not dwell on a group of
overemotional fencehangers, or on horses
that all but talk out loud. The audience
is net called upon to fret over the chances
of a favorite pony to win the crucial race.
In spite of our original comment, the
picture still makes fine summertime enter-
tainment in its own right.
Also ran-an engaging short on the evo-
lution of sex on the American beach, and a
fair hawk-chicken-dog cartoon.
-Chris Roberts
MEN IN GENERAL, but more particularly
the insane, love to speak of themselves,
and on this theme they even become elo-
quent.
-Cesare Lombroso.
WAR ON THE one hand is such a terrible,
such an atrocious thing, that no man,
especially no Christian man, has the right
to assume the responsibility of beginning it.
-Tolstoy.
'Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: PAUL BRENTLINGER

THE RAINS MAY have come by the time
this piece appears, but as I write we
have had thirty-'four days of drought where
I live, unbroken except for a couple of in-
conclusive thunder showers. First I noticed
there was a drought was when a yellow
spot appeared in the middle of the lawn,
which, after a couple of days, turned white.
Then, one day, in a bit of woods, I
missed a familiar sound, and looked
around and found that a brook was gone.
I walked to the garden, dug my finger
into the dust, and the familiar brown
did not turn up underneath. It was al-
most as dry below as it was on top.
* * *
At the beginning, we tried sporadic wat-
ering. We picked out our favorites, say the
roses, or the Kentucky Wonder beans, and
let them have a few gallons, lugged by hand,
soaking it in, deep around the roots. But
this makes an intolerable situation. You
look out on the baking meadow, on which
even the weeds are gasping, and you realize
that a few selected plants out there are
rolling in water. This outrages deep in-
stincts, especially in a liberal; you begin to
find it hard to look at the faces of the
plants you have passed over. It's the old
drama of the haves and have-nots, but o4
your own acres it's a little too close for
comfort.
*- *
One man I know said simpluy: "I'm
not going to worry about it. If my stuff
goes, it goes. I'll give it three more days,
and then plow my vegetables under. At
least it'll add to the humus in the soil."
The preventive war type of mind, I guess.
* * *
I settled on a different routine, which
was to water one or two rows at a time, but
good. At least break the drought for them
-better than a futile sprinkle over every-
thing. But here you run into a moral prob-
lem. Some of the rows are falling over, and
are obviously near the end; others are still
pretty good. Which do you try to save? Do
you reward the weak-ones with water, or do
you keep it for those that have put on a
pretty good show and are more likely to pull
through, anyway? That's not an easy de-
cision, out on a burning field.
* * *
And then one night, I don't quite know
how it happened, we gave up all decisions,
and just carried water to everything. We
filled a garden cart, which holds about three
cubic feet, trundled it out to the field, and
dipped and poured and dipped and poured,
and then refilled it and did it all over again,
time after time. Abigail, aged eight, took
the limas and the string beans, and it be-
came more and more exciting for her, until
at the end she was shouting and singing.
John, aged five, worked on the cucumber
hills with a quart bottle, counting three to
a hill, and he'll never forget how to count
to three again.
I had a two-and-one-half gallon can
and did the raspberries, blueberries, and

miscellaneous, the biggest category of all.
We stopped picking and choosing, dousing
everything, and when we thought we were
through Abby said: "We've forgotten the
squash!" and we did the squash, and then
"Corn!" and we did the corn.
I keep thinking now of how Mr. Herbert
Hoover wants to reserve federal aid to edu-
cation to the nineteen most educationally
backward states, but we sure didn't follow
any such policy that night; we gave the
water to anything that could use a drink,
and it became the highest moment we've
had in a year on the place.
* * *
We stopped only on account of the dark,
and then we realized that it had been too
dark for half an hour to see at all, and if
we'd have been doing anything else that
night except what we were doing, we would-
n't have been able to find our way across
the meadow.
Just Relax
HYPNOTISM, the new high in party en-
tertainment, has been condemned by the
Journal of the American Medical Associa-
tion as a dangerous tool in the hands of in-
competent persons.
Envisioning neurotic symptoms as the ad-
verse effect of an unskilled handling of hyp-
nosis, the author of the article urges that
it be prohibited by law from being used for
entertainment purposes.
This warning and advice should be well
received. Beneficial hypnosis has suffered
much from misconceptions born at parties
and nursed along by comic books and
movies. Distorted ideas of hypnotism have
caused many rational people to shun its
medical application as an exploitation of
the subconscious.
So party-goers must bid goodby to the
solitary candle flickering from the floor of a
darkened room; to the soft, compelling voice
breathing: "You are falling asleep, relax,
relax . . ."; to smothered laughter from the
nervous audience; to those moments of
open-mouth awe when the victim complies
to suggestion-under-hypnosis and sings this
"Star Spangled Banner" ten minutes after
being "awakened"; to all the hocus-pocus
and dramatics of party hypnotism. I
It looks like we'll have to go back to
playing post office.
--Nancy Bylan.
A HIGHER STANDARD of living, especial-
ly in the so-called backward countries
of the world, is an essential ingredient of
peace. Throughout Asia, there are plain
signs that people are *unwilling to endure
the ordeals of poverty and disease in a
century which offers so many examples c4
a better way of life. These people must be
helped to use the machine rather than the
sword for their betterment.
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Week in Review
By CRAIG WILSON
(Co-Managing Editor)
President Truman had a rough week trying to prod Congressional
action on Administration bills, but in Canada his contemporary,
Louis St. Laurent was having no trouble leading the Liberal Party
to a sweeping victory.
He took 193 seats out of 262 and a Detroit paper said the Pro-
gressive Conservatives-corresponding to our GOP-were just an-
other "me too party," and that's why they lost.
IN WASHINGTON, Conservatives won their battle to save the
Taft-Hartley Act in a rewritten form by co-author Sen. Taft. It
kept the injunction and seizure "essentials" and Prof. Joseph E.
Kallenbach, of the political science department, predicted that labor
would take the issue to the people in 1950.
And House Republicans went "not me" when they joined a
bi-partisan Senate majority in demanding that the President chop
government spending.
A resolution called for 5 to 10 per cent reductions-which
would sa've more than $3 billion. House Majority Leader John W.
McCormick counter-attacked, saying that the resolution was "an
admission by Congress that its members have not got the courage
to cut appropriations . . . legislative cowardice."
But Congress did see its way clear to spend an estimated $16
billion over the next forty years for President Truman's "Fair Deal"
National Housing Bill. Slum clearance, low-rent housing, home con-
struction research and help for farm housing are included in the
measure.
Still feeling benign, Legislators began consideration of a bill to
permit $4 million of ECA funds for aid to Chinese students in the
United States and also a cut of $550 million from excise taxes.
* * * *
And Then There Were Two .. .
A Federal Grand Jury convicted Judith Coplon as a spy for
Russia and Judge Albert L. Reeves sentenced her to 40 months to 10
years in prison.
The jury decided that she had attempted to betray her country
as- a spy for Soviet Russia. She still said she was innocent.
* * * *
THAT LEFT ALGER HISS and the Communists.
The Hiss Trial was relatively quiet although testimony from
former wife of Gerhart Eisler, Mrs. Hede Massing, was thrown out
by Judge Samuel Kaufman.
He said that the New York World-Telegram printed a sum-
mary of what Mrs. Massing was "prepared to say." He called that
"trial by newspapers"-that process by which sympathetic or un-
sympathetic treatment in newspapers sways enough people to
almost predetermine the outcome of a trial.
Reports on the trial continued to come direct to The Daily from
staffer Roma Lipsky in New York. The trial keeps her busy-and
more so now: New Yorker has asked her to submit an article on the
trial.
AT THE COMMUNIST Trial, defendant Gilbert Green, Illinoi
chairman of the CP put his foot in his mouth again, saying the
Truman regime was a "dictatorship."
Last week, he said the CP would not advocate violence under
any circumstance efeept if the nation were to become a "fascist
dictatorship."
He and ten others are being tried on charges of advocating
violent overthrow of the government and criminal conspiracy.
Brief But Significant .
Pranksters blasted the Sigma Alpha Epsilon nameplate in a
valiant effort to maintain a long tradition that SAE nameplates lead
short lives. Mounted on a huge stone, the brass plate remained.
The Student Directory met the buyers' market with a lower priced
book one week earlier than usual and promptly sold out.
The House Un-American Activities Committee called the Amer-
ican Slav Congress subversive.
The Student Legislature held its first meeting with a member
of the University administration present. A good time was had by all.
Polio funds ran short of requirements as National Foundation
for Infantile Paralysis officers said the last five years have brought
a 100 per cent increase in cases.
Prejudice has deep roots in the human heart, and mind and
these cannot be eradicated simply by stating that prejudice is against
the law.
The day certainly will come when Negroes and whites may
play and swim together, as they do now in- some cities, with no
more friction than arises between any other human beings in close
proximity. It is not here yet, except in areas where education
and careful preparation have combined to produce acceptance
of racial tolerance.
We are, obviously, still far from the millenium if policemen are
needed to enforce the rights guaranteed to minorities under the law.
-Louisville Courier-Journal

All notices for the Daily Official
Bulletin are to be sent to theOffice
of the Summer Session in typewritten
form by 3:30 p.m. of the day preced-
ing its publication, except on Satur-
day when the notices should be sub-
mitted by 11:30 a.m., Room 3510 Ad-
ministration Building.
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 1949
VOL LIX, No. 10S
The Civil Service Commission of
the City of Detroit announces ex-
aminations for Junior and Assis-
tant Industrial Hygienist and for
Assistant Superintendent of Pub-
lic Service. Additional informa-
tion may be obtained at the Bu-
reau of Appointments, 3528 Ad-
ministration Building.
Attention, Women Students -
Closing hours overholiday week-
end : Friday, Saturday and Sun-
day, July 1, 2 and 3, 12:30 a.m.;
July 4, 11:30 p.m.
The Public Schools of Modesto,
California, are in need of Kinder-
garten teachers, elementary teach-
ers, grades 1-6; and a seventh
grade woodshop teacher. For fur-
ther information, call at the Bu-
reau of Appointments.
The Public Schools of Minne-
apolis, Minnesota, are in need of
elementary teachers. Persons hold-
ing the A.B. who do not have an
elementary certificate may apply
for a Limited Emergency Certifi-
cate. For further information, call
at the Bureau of Appointments.
The General Library and all Di-
visional Libraries will be closed
Monday, July 4th.
Orientation Seminar in Mathe-
matics: Tuesday, July g, 3-5 p.m.
Refreshments at 4. Mr. Spitzer
will speak on "Dirac's Delta Func-
tion and its Applications to Linear
Systems."
Lectitres
Lecture Series in Chemistry
Building, Room 1300 on Wednes-
days, 4:00 p.m.:
July 6-Professor Luis W. Al-
varez, "High Energy Physics."
July 13 - Professor Frederick
Seitz, "Theory of Semi-Conduc-
tors."
July 20-Professor Leigh C. An-
derson, "Adsorption Spectra and
Quinoidation."
July 27-Professor Raymond L.
Garner, "Energy Relations in In-
tracellular Enzyme Reactions."
August 3-Professor William A.
Nierenberg, "Influence of Nuclear
Quadrupol Moments on Chemical
Binding."
August 10-Professor G. B. B.
M. Sutherland, "Infrared Analysis
in Chemical Research."
Concerts
Student Recital: Ralph H. White,
graduate student of piano with

John Kollen, will present a pro-
gram at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July
5, 1949, in the Rackham Assembly
Hall, in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the Master of
Music degree. His program will
include compositions by Mozart,
Beethoven, Herbert Elwell, and
Chopin, and will be open to the
general public.
Carillon Recital: Percival Price,
University Carillonneur, will pre-
sent a recital on Sunday, July 3
at 2:15 p.m. His program will in-
clude selections by Phile, Stephen
Foster, 5 American compositions
for carillon and a group of spiri-
tuals.
Student Recital: Ralph H.
White, graduate student of piano
with John Kollen, will present a
program at 8:00 p.m., Tuesday,
July 5, 1949, in the Rackham As-
sembly Hall, in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the Mas-
ter of Music degree. His program
will include compositions by Mo-
zart, Beethoven, Herbert Elwell,
and Chopin, and will be open to
the general public.
Woodwind Recital: The Wood-
wind Faculty - Lare Wardrop,
oboe; Theodore Evans, French
horn; Albert Luconi, clarinet; and
Lewis Cooper, bassoon; assisted
by Mischa Meller, pianist; will give
a recital in the Reckham Lecture
(Continued on Page 3)
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