THE MICHIGAN DAILY
"FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 1950
contradictions. For, with its dictators and
power-hungry tin soldiers, it has had at the
same time, some of history's great idealists
- Woodrow Wilson, Lord Cecil, Aristide
Briand, Jan Smuts and Franklin D. Roose-
From that idealism came the League of
Nations, which lost its influence when no
world leader aroused it to check the Jap-
anese invasion of Manchuria and Musso-
lini's conquest of Ethiopia.
But we tried again-after the dictators
once more staged their bloody tragedy in
World War II-this time in the United
Nations. Now, finally, with the sneak attack
by the Communist from North Korea, a
leader, our own, has dared to stand up and
say "enough" and to put spine into a United
Nations that, until now, had been weak and
It's one of the great gambles of history
which Harry Truman is taking, a bold,
courageous step. Its outcome may deter-
mine whether we are to emerge from the
jungle and live by law, here at the half-
way mark of this century, or whether we
are to be led, like sheep, to the slaughter
of our civilization.
In contrast to that other picture of the
grim mannikins of the Russian dictator, let
us look at the picture of an event here, a
man in civilian clothes, surrounded by no
soldiers, standing before a crowd and dedi-
cating a new court house here in Washing-
H ARRY TRUMAN talked simply about our
history and traditions and told how we
had established our courts and our system
of justice, showing how the UN is an instru-
ment of the same kind for the whole world.
At the White House only a few hours before
he had announced his plans for the defense
of Southern Korea under the auspices of
the United Nations which he is trying to
In our lifetime, he said, we have "wit-
nessed a world-wide attack on this ideal
of justice" by Fascism, Nazism and Soviet
Communism and he spoke of "the corrup-
tibility of power." Here, in the simple
ceremony, he re-dedicated us to our ideal
of justice and explained how, gradually,
through the United Nations, "the concept
is developing that the barbarous treatment
of individuals by any nation is the concern
of all nations."
That is Harry Truman's creed for his
He has taken his stand-and so have we,
come what may.
(Copyright, 1950, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.)
And Sen. Taft
WALKING DOWN the right side of the
road with eyes to the rear, Senators
Joseph R. McCarthy and Robert A. Taft
have lashed out at Secretary of State Dean
Acheson, charging that Acheson's Far East.'
ern policy has been repudiated by President
Truman's Korean move.
Actually, as the senators knew, Truman
had acted, with Acheson's full advice and
consent. Therefore, the two politicos as-
serted, Acheson has reversed his foreign
This stand can be supported by superfi-
cial observation. In regard to Korea Ache+.
son has been more of an interventionist than
But the senators fail to make a very irrn-
portant distinction. Acheson has refused to
support the corrupt, militaristic Chiang Na-
tionalist government against the Chinese
Communists. Now, he is dealing with a did-
He is willing to support the democratic
South Korean government against the North
Korean Communists. No high-ranking pub-
lic servant can afford to overlook this basic
distinction as McCarthy and Taft have done.
Viewing McCarthy's recent history, we
will have to excuse him as hopeless. But
it is surprising as well as disheartening
that Taft should resort to such a funda-
It must have occurred to him that there
is no completely rigid policy on anything. It
must have occurred to him that given a
different set of circumstances at a different
date, a man has the right and the duty to
take different actions.
It must have also occurred to him that
he is up for re-election in November.
And he seems to be more aware of thiF
than of the interests of the world; Taft is
talking to his Ohio constituents. ,
It is regrettable that Taft, who has been
nationally recognized as a man of both in-
tellect and honesty, should submit words to
the American public which bear the unquali-
fied label of intellectual dishonesty.
It is especially unfortunate that he
should chose to do so in a time of crisis.
We are faced today with a world emer-
gency in which Acheson's former policy to,
ward the Far East is a dead issue. And view-
ed in that great scope, Taft's election is of
relatively puny consequence.
One of the first principles of politics is
the banding together of groups, regardless
of small differences, toward some higher
end. Now is the time for all parties to
implement this principle.
Any man of influence who insists on put-
ting consideration of himself ahead of the
world is a detriment to the community of
The Antiseptic Press
INTERPRETING THE NEWS:
By J. M. ROBERTS, JR.
AP Foreign Affairs Analyst
SOMEHOW OR OTHER the dictatorship of the proletariat seems to
be just as capable of serious mistakes as its predecessors among the
personal dictators and the kings who used to claim divine right for
Several times in recent years the Kremlin's timing on major
developments has only served to tighten the noose around its own
As the allied defense program progressed, there was more and
more fear that the West, in emphasizing military preparations, might
be following a red herring; that heavy expenditures might play right
into Communist hands by upsetting national economies and opening
the door for non-shooting conquest.
Russia captured Central Eurpe and China without direct op-
She failed to learn the lesson of Berlin, where a certain type of
force was met by a similar type of force-the airlift.
She decided to experiment in Korea with shooting, in an area
for which the United Nations and the United States had direct
responsibility. She is meeting guns in return.
Not only that, but it is quite probable that she has wrecked her own
campaign .to have the Chinese Communists admitted to the United
Nations, and certainly her boycott of the UN in that matter proved
this week to be a big boomerang.
RUSSIA'S ABSENCE from the Security Council made it a walkaway
for the United States in the Korean matter. Had Russia been pre-
sent, she could have vetoed Security Council action, forcing a long
delay while the General Assembly was being called to meet, and seri-
ously embarassing President Truman if he had been willing at all to
intervene in Korea without UN sponsorship.
The political situation might have been such that the U.S.
could iot have acted in time.
Now, even if it should prove that American force is too little and too
late in Korea, allied military might is mobilizing and Russia must
know that, from here on out, aggression will be challenged wherever
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
THE STYLE of motion picture making has
changed greatly since the early '30's,
when this film was made, but even with the
unnatural dialogue and awkward timing, it
is still somewhat satisfying. It cannot be
judged according to present day standards,
yet it is an interesting film milestone to see.
Preston Foster is a poor but happy
blacksmith. His wife and son are injured
and he has no money to pay both the tax
money and doctor bills. He becomes a
gladiator. His wife and son die and he
blames his lack of money for their deaths.
He turns to professional arena fighting
and kills for cheers as well as for silver.
He then adopts a son of a fighter he has
Foster completes a deal with Pontius Pi-
late (Basil Rathbone) and is paid in gold.
The mob outside is becoming violent at a
trial that is being held as a Man whom
many call innocent is to be crucified. An ef-
fective scene shows Foster hesitating be-
tween taking his gold and aiding the suf-
fering Man. Foster choses his gold.
Foster becomes wealthy and moves to
Pompeii. He is made head of the arena,
against the pleadings of his now-grown son,
who is secretly aiding innocent prisoners
to escape. Thoey are all caught and put in
the arena. Too late, Foster discovers his son
is one of the prisoners.
The climax of the picture is the eruption
of Vesuvius. Crumbling pillars and screams
of agony produce a powerful ending.
Preston Foster is stiff and unconvincing
as Markus. Basil Rathbone is excellent as
Pontius Pilate. This fine actor shines in a
class alll his own amidst the jerky perfor-
mances of the rest of the cast.
"The Last Days" is a subtle lesson in
Christianity. With the trial and crucifixion
of Christ held in the background, the impact
is felt more keenly than if it were a main
part of the picture, -Mary Letsis
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: LARRY ROTHMAN
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Washington Merry-Go -Round
WITH DREW PEARSON
WASHINGTON-The emergency cabinet
session held by President Truman im-
mediately after the attack on South Korea
was one of the most dramatic since V-E
The President had just flown in from
Independence, Mo., to find Secretary of
State Acheson, Secretary of Defense John-
son, Secretary of the Army Pace, Secre-
tary of the Navy Matthews, Secretary of
Air Finletter, Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff Omar Bradley, Air Force
Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg and various others
waiting for him.
"First I must call Mrs. Truman and tell
her I've arrived safely; I always do that," the
President said, referring to the fact that
Mrs. Truman was still in Missouri.
"You make yourselves at- home," he
continued. "I've ordered dinner and after
we eat we'll sit around and talk this thing
out. I want to hear from every one of
After the meal the military chiefs gave
their estimates of the Korean situation. Sec-
retary Johnson said he expected the South
Koreans to hold. General Bradley was more
cautious, pointing out that it was a difficult
country to defend. He said he expected
rapid gains by the Communists on the first
day, after which he expected three South
Korean divisions to form a defense line, per-
haps south of Seoul.
RUSSIA'S REAL GOAL IRAN?
BADLEY RAISED the important question
of whether the Korean attack was a main
Soviet blow, or merely a diversionary tactic
aimed to attract our attention away from
other areas. He warned that the main Rus-
sian punch might be at Iran, since Russia
was badly in need of oil. He also warned
that we should not overcommit ourselves to
Navy and air force officials reported
that both their branches were strong in
the North Pacific and ready for any emer-
gency. They were less cautious than Gen-
The most dramatic statement of the eve-
ning was made by Secretary Acheson. It was
his plea which tipped the scales in the
President's mind and caused Truman to
make the momentous decision to intereven
actively in Korea. Acheson, the man who
has been pilloried in the 'Senate for allegedly
concealing Communists in the State Depart-
ment, told the group that if we let Korea
down, we would suffer a crippling defeat in
the eyes of the world.
Our credit with the nations which had to
worry about how far they can go to stop
Communism and Russia will be nil, Acheson
said. Unless we make a firm stand in Korea,
he emphasized, the Russians will continue
with the conquest of Indo-China, then take
over Japan internally.
Truman listened quietly; occasionally he
asked a question. After all had finished, he
made a brief statement which can be sum-
marized as follows:
"I think I understand pretty well wliat
the Russians are trying to do.
"If this is a major Russian move, and the
Soviet is committed to supply brains; mefi
and supplies to win Korea, then this may be
the start of World War III.
"I gather from what you have reported,
to me that this is not the case. Korea has
no strategic value, except politically. ,It:
has no oil. If the Communists lose it cai
be considered by Moscow merely a civil
war put down by American imperialists.
"However, we cannot let Russia get away
with this. We must exhaust all peaceful
means through the United Nations to stop
Publication inrThe Daily Official
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FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 1950
VOL. LX, No. 3-S
Standards of Conduct:
All Students, Graduate and Un-
dergraduate, are notified of the
following Standards of Conduct:
Enrollment in the University
carries with it obligations in re-
gard to conduct not only inside but
outside the classrooms and stu-
dents are expected to condugt
themselves in such a manner as
to be a credit to themselves and
to the University. They are amen-
able to the laws governing the
community as well as to the rules
and orders of the University of-
ficials, and they are expected to
observe the standards of conduct
approved by the University.
Whenever a student, group of
students, society, fraternity, or
other student organization fails to
observe either the general stand-
ards of conduct as above outlined
or any specific rules which may
be adopted by the proper Univer-
sity authorities, or conducts him-
self or itself in such a manner as
to make it apparent that he or it
is not a desirable member or part
of the University, he or it shall be
liable to disciplinary action by the
proper University authorities. Spe-
cific rules of conduct which must
be observed are:
Women Guests in Men's Resi-
dences. The presence of women
guests in men's residences, except
for exchange and guest dinners or
for social events or during calling
hours approved by the Office of
Student Affairs, is not permitted.
This regulation does not apply to
mothers of residents. (Committee
on Student Conduct, January 28,
Exchange and Guest Dinners
may be held in organized student
residences between 5:30 p.m. and
8 p.m. for weekday dinners and be.
tween 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for Sun-
day dinners. While guest chaper-
ons are not required groups with-
out resident house directors must
announce these events to the Of-
fice of Student Affairs at least
one day in advance of the schedul-
Calling Hours for Women in
Men's Residences. In Men's Resi-
dence Halls - daily between 3
p.m. and 10:30 p.m. In Nelson In-
ternational House - Friday, 8
p.m.-12 p.m.; Saturday, 2:30 p.m.-
5:30 p.m. and from 8 p.m.-12 p.m.;
Sunday, 1 p.m.-10.30 p.m.
Social Events sponsored by stu-
dent organizations at which both
men and women are to be present
must be approved by the Dean of
Students. Application forms and
a copy of regulations governing
these events may be secured in the
Office of Student Affairs, Room
1020, Administration Building. Re-
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mitted to that office no later than
noon of the Monday before the
event is scheduled. A list of ap-
proved social events will be pub-
lished in The Daily Official Bul-
letin on Wednesday of each week.
Student organizations are noti-
fied that activities should be
scheduled so as not to fall within
the ten days before the close of
the Summer Session on August 18.
Approvals will not be granted dur-
ing this period.
Attention: Aeronautical a n d
Mechanical Engineering Students:
Mr. F. W. Long, of Curtiss-Wright
Propeller Division, Caldwell, New
Jersey, will interview Aeronautical
and Mechanical engineers; gradu-
ate and bachelor degrees, on
Thursday, July 6, 1950, in Room
1521 East Engineering Bldg. Sign
interview schedule on Aero bulle-
Sports Instruction: All students
interested in the instructional
sports classes offered by the Wo-
men's Physical Education Depart-
ment should register for these
classes before Saturday noon, July
1, in Office 15, Barbour Gymna-
sium. No registrations will be tak-
en after that date.
Theatre entertainment for this
summer, sponsored by the De-
partment of Speech, will feature 6
outstanding plays and an opera.
Season tickets on sale now at the
Mendelssohn Theatre box office
include "The Corn Is Green," "An-
tigone and' the Tyrant," "The
Time of Your Life," "The Great
Adventure" and "Hansel and Gre-
tel." As a special offering the
Dept. of Speech will present the
distinguished British acting com-
pany The Oxford University Play-
ers in "The Alchemist" and "King
Lear." Single ticket sale opens to-
morrow at 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Box of-
fice open daily except Sundays
and July 4th. Phone 6300.
The U.S. Civil Service Commis-
sion announces the following ex-
Library Assistant - grades GS-
2, GS-3 and GS-4, closing date
Deputy United States Marshal-
GS-5, closing date July 12.
Oceanographer - Grades GS-7
through GS-15-no closing date.
Kern County, California an-
nounces a position available fo
Draftsman, Grade II (Planning
Commission). Applicants mu s t
have had at least four years of
recent full-time experience in an
engineering, assessor's office or a
similar office where the duties in-
volved map drafting, etc.
For additional information on
the above announcements, please
call at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 3528 Administration Bldg.
Dr. Samuel Hartwell, Michigan
Department of Mental Hygiene,
will be our psychiatrist consultant
at the case clinic Friday, June 30
at the Fresh Air Camp; Pinckney
Institute on Living in the Late
Years. Topic: ' Education for an
Aging Population. Sessions at 9:30
a.m., 2:00 p.m., Rackham Amphi-
theater. *Dinner Session. Speaker:
Governor G. Mennen Williams
6:30 p.m., Michigan Union.
Institute on the Law and Labor-
Mtanagement Relations. Subject:
Labor Unions as Legal Institutions.
Sessions at 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m.,
2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m., 100 Hut-
chins Hall. *Banquet, 7:00 p.m.,
Natural Science Films, auspices
of the University Museums. "The
Coconut Tree," "Leaves," "From
Flower to Fruit." 7:30 p.m., Kel-
Organ Recital by Robert Noeh-
ren, University Organist, 4:15 Sun-
day afternoon, July 9, in Hill Au-
ditorium. Program will include
works by Buxtehude, Bach, Ka-
minski, Schroeder, Finney, Alain,
and Messiaen, and will be open to
the general public without charge.
General Library, main lobby
cases. Contemporary literature
and art (June 26-July 26).
Museum of Archaeology. From
Tombs and Towns of Ancient
Museums Building. Rotunda
exhibit, American Indian stimu-
lants. Exhibition halls, "Trees
Past and Present." Fridays, 7:00-
Law Library. History of Law
School (basement); classics for
collectors (reading room).
Michigan Historical Collections.
160 Rackham Building. A Century
Clements Library. A Hundred
Michigan Rarities (June 26-July
Museum of Art, Alumni Memor-
ial Hall: Modern Graphic Art;
Oriental Ceramics; through July
30; weekdays 9-5, Sundays 2-5.
The public is invited.
Speaker: Harvey Diehl of Iowa
State College. Subject: "The Po-
larography of Vitamin B12." Time:
4:00 p.m Friday, June 30, 1950.
Place: Rin. 1400 Chemistry.
Visitors' Night, Department of
Astronomy - Friday June 30,
7:30-10 p.m., Portage Lake Ob-
servatory. The telescope building,
which houses the University's
new Schmidt-type telescope, and
the staff building will be open to
the public for inspection. The Ob-
servatory is fourteen miles from
Ann Arbor. Take route M-132 to
Dexter, continue through Dexter
for about seven miles and turn
left on Stinchfield Road. Signs
marked "Observatory" will indi-
cate the road from there on.
Coffee Hour: The regular Week-
ly Coffee Hour will be held at Lane
Hall, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
On Friday evening, June 30,
1950, the University Museums
will have a program of exhibits
a n d motion pictures entitled
"Trees, Past and Present." The
exhibits will be on display from
7 to 9 p.m. in the Museums build=
ing. A half hour of motion pic-
tures, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in
Kellogg Auditorium of the Dental
building, will include: "The Co-
conut Tree," "Leaves," and "From
Flower to Fruit." This will be the
last opportunity to see the rotun-
da exhibit entitled "American In-
Dr. Leon Brillouin, Director of
Education for the International
Business Machines Corporation,
will give a lecture on "Statistical
Thermodynamics, in Relation to
the Theory of Information, as de-
veloped by C. E. Shannon and N.
Wiener," at 4:00 p.m., Thursday,
July 6, in Rm. 1400 Chemistry
Building. Open to those interested.
Statistics Seminar, First meet-
ing: July 5, Wednesday, 3-5 p.m.
in 3010 A.H. Professor Craig will
Missouri judges at a judicial
conference in Kansas City agreed
court opinions "often are too long
and written in such a manner as
to make a clear understanding dif-
ficult." So, in characteristic judi-
cial fashion, they adopted a char-
acteristically judicial resolution:
"An appellate judge, without sacri-
fice of clarity, should curtail his
opinions as much as possible."
What they meant was "Keep it
short and simple."
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CURREIT MOVIES J
A The M ichigan...
UNITED ARTISTS is now using unexplain-
ed initials to lure patrons to its latest
second rate mystery showing at the Michi-
gan. The only new twist, besides the enigma-
tic title, is a murdered man pursuing his
murderer ... in person. Edmund O'Brien'as
the "dead" man starts the unraveling of the
by the look of absolute physical perfection
worn by Mr. O'Brien.
The plot moves rapidly and is, like those
of all grade B thrillers, involved without
being really complicated. Mr. O'Brien's
mix-ups with the trite and tried-to-
many times characters that appear in
"D.O.A." give him less than no time to so
much as cough into his handkerchief. With
numbers of the usual hired hoodlums sent
out by the usual smooth operator jump-
j i,Cry ci
3 Cushlmochree, Barnaby-
They don't need to organize.