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"I Hear We Might Get To Volunteer To Go Home"




T W0HAPLESS Soviet playwrights have
been the target of a "roast" in the news-
paper "Soviet Art" for straying from the
Party Line. They stand convicted of utiliz-
ing the decadent Western genre of the
"bourgeois detective story" in a recently
produced spy and mystery thriller named
"Western Border."
The play is built around an expose of
Vatican agents who murder a virtuous So-
viet worker near the U.S.S.R.'s western bor-
der and are finally brought to justice
through a quirk of fate.
This sort of thing, of course, is not to
be passed over without mention by the
ever-alert Marxist critic. To infer that
Soviet justice is powerless to apprehend
heinous criminals of the decadent western
variety without an assist from happen-
tance is heresy of the rankest sort.
The writers also committed an unfor-
givable faux pas in not making clear right
at the beginning who the true villains were
so that their audience could learn a few
valuable facts about the ways of Western
spies. In a truly decadent fashion they
allowed the finger of suspicion to point
every whichway, even implicating a people's
hero type before the real culprits are re-
This compound error will doubtless cause
the complete eclipse of the unfortunate
writers' names from Moscow marquees for
Some time to come.
E MAY, OF COURSE, be pardoned if we
permit ourselves an indulgent smile at
this latest rupture in the iron-muscled ab-
domen of totalitarian art. A grin, however,
would be unwarranted. A moment's reflec-
tion should show why.
The strains and tensions of the cold
war have reinforced totalitarian elements
in our own society-elements which are
always ready to censor material which
does not happen to jibe with their own
The latest in a long line of suppressive
actions by the Catholic Church has resulted
in the closing of "The Miracle" in New York
State. There is also the ever-present Catho-
lic pressure on Hollywood which amounts
almost to dictation since only rarely will a
producer risk the box-office effects of a
Catholic boycott.
The producers of "Oliver Twist" have
had trouble finding bookings for it since
various Jewish groups launched a violent
protest against alleged "anti-Semitism"
in the character of Fagin.
In the past year there have been a num-
ber of other censorship attempts on off-
Broadway dramatic productions ranging
from the ludicrous to the vicious. "Born Yes-
terday" was labeled "subversive" by a chap-
ter of the American Legion; Maxwell Ander-
son's "Both Your Houses" was attacked in a
college community as communistic; John
Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" was brought
under fire in one city because it was "not
about nice people;" a religious zealot rais-
ed a ruckus over "Family Portrait" claiming
it was not theologically orthodox; "Rain"
was boycotted as being unfavorable to cler.
gymen; and an attempt was made to pre-
vent the staging of "The Male Animal" be-
cause it contains a scene in which a student
and his professor engage in a drinking bout
and would presumably have a deleterious
effect on academic discipline.
" s *
HERE IN ANN ARBOR a little group of
self-styled "liberals" with a love for
self-dramatization have effectively prevent-
ed a public showing of "Birth of a Nation"
for two years running, and the speech de-
partment frankly pursues a policy of de-
leting material which any member of the
community might find objectionable in the
plays which they produce.
Even a student group, the Inter-Arts Un-
ion, got cold feet when it came to the pro-
duction of a student-written anti-war play,
"War Sky," and withdrew their sponsorship.
We of the West pride ourselves on having
outgrown the days when drama and all art,
for that matter, had to be a sort of moral
lecture. The Russians have retrogressed to

that state again, but we must realize that
in these times, our own hold on civil liber-
ties is, at best, tenuous, and constant vigil-
ance is the price of freedom. The obtuse,
the bigoted and the misguided zealous are
always waiting for an opportunity to enforce
their warped wills on others.

THE University's handling of the recently
reduced appropriations indicates that
University officials have not only lost sight
of the fundamental purpose of a University,
but have dissociated themselves completely
from student opinion.
In the first place, University officials have
said that they tried to make all budget cuts
"proportional," implying that they consider
it a virtue that the library services and the
faculty will be cut just as much as, but no
more than, administration "services."
In such an upside down atmosphere, it
almost seems radical to reaffirm that the
University is only incidentally a business.
Most students who choose to come to a big
university do so because of the opportunity
to use facilities not available at small col-
leges and to study under 'name' professors
who are themselves attracted to the big uni-
versities by research facilities and higher
salary schedules.
For these two advantages students sacri-
fice the close student-teacher rapport that
is common to small campuses, along with an
intimate identity with the insitution itself.
* * *
T HE best of the big universities, of course,
will not only provide the kind of facilities
and faculty that will attract students; it will
also seek ways to build as close a relationship
as possible between the functioning "univer-
sity" and the student body.
How much our University has failed in
this is demonstrated by the situation caused
by the cut in library hours.
The library reported that they had no
complaints about the reduced service.
Checks made at the General Library and
various auxiliary libraries corroborated
this view. When students with a negative
opinion about the shortened hours were
questioned about complaints, the general
attitude expressed was, "What's the use.
The girl at the desk can't do anything."
When University officials were informed
that there might be a body of unexpressed
resentment against the cuts, they asked
whose fault it was the complaints had not
reached expression.
The fault lies with University officials.
As the University has grown, student will
to "buck the system" has diminished. It has
just become too difficult for students to ef-
fect a change in University policy. The
channels are so many and so long that the
individual student is daunted before he gets
Just how lost the student feels is indicated
by the fact that certain faculty members
implied they would not join in any protests
of shorter library hours because they must
ask too many favors of the library staff-
favors they suggested would end if their
names were attached to any protests.
* * *
T HE University has rationalized its with-
drawal from the student body by pro-
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by miembers of The Daily stafff
and represent the vieys of the writers only.

viding various teas, committees, etc., by
which it claims the student can meet and
influence University officials and faculty.
The fact that these functions have become
meaningless and tedious rituals is not the
fault of the students.
They have failed, first, because the Uni-
versity has approached the student body
with condescension and bemused buck-
passing. They have failed in the second
place because the University set them up
and then expected the student body to fit
nicely into the system.
The University has evidently given up try-
ing to seek out student opinion. It has given
up trying to extend its communication with
the individual human being who may not
always be aggressive enough to 'join' or
It apparently expects the student to fight
his way through the maze of authorities and
organizations the University has set up.
While the student is slugging his way to the
top of the University-constructed heap, Uni-
versity officials make decisions without ex-
erting any effort to check student reaction,
much less seek student advice.
* * *
T would be nice to say that once the sys-
tem was conquered, student opinion was
honestly considered.
Unfortunately, the evidence doesn't show
that this is the case. After a Year" long de-
bate, a presidential veto killed the bias
clause (directed against racial and religious
discrimination in fraternities and sororities),
one of the most progressive and enlightened
decisions the students of any big university
could boast.
Last semester the Student Legislature
protested in full voice, and with the support
of a great body of University students, the
closing of the library on Sundays. Members
of the SL were told that no real complaints
had been received in the library.
The President's Council, a group of stu-
dent leaders, met with University officials
last semester and urged that, if budget
cuts were made, they would be made only
as a last resort in the faculty or in library
University budget cuts were made "pro-
portionately". No effort was made by Uni-
versity officials to explain to the campus at
large or to student leaders why their recom-
mendations, so attentively received then,
were so blandly ignored.
Regents' meetings continue to remain
closed, of course, both to students and tax-
Somebody on the administration staff
must start all over again. He must come to
the, understanding, and make cear to his
colleagues, that the University is here pri-
marily to serve students not with pamphlets,
or advertising or publicity, but with educa-
He should somehow rediscover the old idea
that the student is at once the center and
the end of a university.
We might find the man and the attitude
quicker if everyone in the Administration
Building were made to read that inscription
over Angell Hall each day before they en-
tered their own lush working quarters.
-John Briley

The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all letters which are signed by the writer
and in good taste. Letters exceeding 300 words in length, defamatory or
libelous letters, and letters which for any reason are not in good taste will
be condensed, edited or withheld from publication at the discretion of the


Rent Control..
To the Editor:
SO MUCH has been said in the
press recently by those who
wish to see rent control in Ann!
Arbor abolished, that perhaps in
the name of objectivity something
should be said on the other side
of the question. In fact, this other!
viewpoint should be expressed not
once, but many times, in this or-
gan of student opinion, because
the students - including many
part-time workers and employees
of the University are, like the av-
erage wage earners, the people who
will suffer the most hardship from
the abolition of rent control.
We Americans already pay a far1
higher proportion of our incomesI
for housing than most Europeans1
do. The situation is particularlyI
acute in such towns as Ann Arbor,
where the students, (who by the
latest estimates should constitute
at least 16,000 of the population
next year-and this does not in-
clude the families of many of
them also living here) often live
on meagre and even pitifully lim-
ited income. Many landlords fail'
to realize, or do not want to re-
member, that veterans studying
on the GI Bill still receive only
$75 a month if single, $105 if mar-i
ried, and $120 at the most-if
there are one or more children.,
Traditionally, part time employ-,
ment by colleges has not paid well;
-clerical workers here, for in-
stance, start at around 80 cents an
hour. Students' wives may expect
to make forty-five cents an hour;
for baby sitting, unless they can
independently raise the figure a
few cents.
These munificent sums are list-
ed as an indication of the ridicu-
lousness of expecting such stu-
dents to pay rentals generally be-
ginning about $75 a month (the
single veteran student's entire
monthlyvpaycheck!) and often
running to $100 and $125, as may
be easily ascertained by phoning
the advertisers in the daily press
in this area. .And should Willow
Run Village be closed down, in the
end, we may expect hundreds of
substandard, makeshift accommo-
dations as the 12,000 present Wil-
low Run inhabitants pour out into
the Ann Arbor area in unhappy
competition for that bare neces-
sity, a roof over their heads. These
veterans, who comprise the pres-
ent Village population, most as-
suredly could not pay such rentals
as those advertised.
The excessive rise in the cost of
living in this area will further
explain why excessive rents cannot
be met by students and salaried;
personnel of the University (which
is itself undergoing stringent bud-
get reductions). The most recent
survey of percentage of rise in
the total cost of living since 1939,
issued by the National Industrial
Conference Board, gave 1951 fig-
ures to show that, (with the ex-
ception of Milwaukee) the Detroit
and Lansing areas had the great-
est percentage of rise in the entire
nation! (Lansing: 182.2; Detroit,
177.9; Los Angeles, 171.4; New
York, 169.0, etc.-based on a stan-1
dard cost of 100 in 1939.) While,
actual statistics on Ann Arbor are
not available, a survey made by
the Council of Social Agencies
here several years ago revealed
that food costs here exceeded even

those of Detroit, so that we get
some indication of our total cost
of living in this area.
For the good of the community,
real estate interests and landlords
must come to realize that Ann Ar-
bor has, by and large, a low-in-
come population, which in a large
number of cases must have rent
control, feeble though it may be,
to maintain itself here. Further
increases in rents will surely de-
rease the already dwindling uni-
versity enrollment, (particularly
of students with families) and ac-
cordingly the number of salaried
personnel and teachers employed
here. In frightening away these
desirable citizens, upon whom
much of Ann Arbor's welfare and
prestige depends, the real estate
groups can only hurt the com-
munity's interests, and in the long
run ,their own.
-Betsy Garrett
* * *
Huntington Answer .. .
To the Editor:
R E:
Mr. Huntington
Box 69, The Daily:
You poor man. So you haven't
yet spotted a real "COED" on
campus to satisfy your sensitive
tastes. Well, Mr. Huntington, you
must either be blind and naive, or
else downright undesirable. If it's
the former, may we humbly in-
form you that there are planty of
"COEDS" on campus this sum-
mer. Circum spice. Even the ra-
tio is reduced. And most of them
are the lush and willing numbers
who had so many dates last spring
that they had to come back and
In fact, there are so many that
we here in Barbour have been
ignored these past few days. If
you're an all right guy, Mr. Hunt-
ington, call us up. The number is
Of course, if you're what we
think you are, don't bother.
Schmoes need not apply.
-Ten Barbour Beauties
* . .
Wheat for India.. .
To the Editor:
[N THE great appreciation of the
American Public, whose enthu-
siasm and anxiety to get the
"Wheat for India Bill" has reach-
ed unknown heights in the imme-
diate past and particularly of the
Ann Arborites whose zeal is above
all and highly commendable that
the India Students' Association in
its first meeting of the summer
session passed unanimously a re-
solution placing in its records its
deep gratitude and thankfulness
to all concerned .. .
Our thanks are especially due
to you for your past service to the
cause of the hungry India by way
of your valuable editorials and by
publishing the various activities
engineering towards the same .. .
The resolution is as follows:
The India Students' Association
voices and places in its records, its
high appreciation, deep gratitude
and heartfelt thankfulness to all
the campus associations and indi-
viduals for their favorable reac-
tion at India's distress and for
their concerted effort to do every-
thing in their powers as sending

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official publication of the University
of Michigan for which the Michigan
Daily assumes no editorial responsi-
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WEDNESDAY, July 11, 1951
VOL. LXI, No. 10-S
The following student organizations
have registered for the summer term:
Canterbury Club
Christian Science Organization
Congregational Disciples Guild
Gothic Film Society
Graduate Student Council
Hillel Foundation
India Students Association
Indian Institute of Chemical Engi-
Intercooperative Council
League Summer Council
Men's Judiciary
Michigan Christian Fellowship
Sailing Club
Soaring Club
Student Legislature
Student Religious Association
Wesley Foundation
Women's Judiciary
Office of Student Affairs
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 12:00'
noon, informal recitals, Professor'Perci-
val Price, University Carilloneur.
Social events sponsored by student
organizations at which both men and
women are to be present must be ap-
proved by the Dean of Students. Ap-
plication forms and a copy of regula-
tions governing these events may be se-
cured in the Office of Student Affairs,
1020 Administration Building. Requests
for approval must be submitted to that
office no later than noon of the Mon-,
day before the event is scheduled. A
list of approved social events will be
published in the Daily Official Bulletin
on Wednesday of each week.
Approved student sponsored social
events for the week-end:
July 13-
Graduate Student Council
July 14-
Lloyd Hall
Theta Xi
Academic Notices
Topology Seminar: Dr. S. T. Hu will
continue his discussion of Chronology
Groups at the meeting of the Topology
Seminar on Wednesday, July 11, at 3
p.m., in Room 3011 Angell Hall.
M. A. Candidates in History: Foreign
language examinations for the Master's
Degree in History will be given on Wed-
nesday, July 18, at 4:15 p.m., in 35 An-
gell Hall. Dictionaries may be used.
Students planning to meet this re-
quirement during the current Summer
Session should leave their names at
the History Office, 2817 S. Quad., not
later than July 12.
Seminar of Mathematical Statistics:
Thursday, July 12, from 4 to 6 p.m., in
Room 3201 Angell Hall. P. C. Cox and
R. W. Royston will be the speakers.
Algebra Seminar: Professor Emil Ar-
tin will speak on "Group Extensions" at
the meeting of the Algebra Seminar on
Thursday, July 12, at 3 p.m., in Room
3011 Angell Hall.
Events Today
Phi Delta Kappa (Men's Education
Fraternity) meeting 6:00 p.m., Thurs-
day, July 12, at the Michigan Union. Go
through the cafeteria line and take
your tray into the Faculty Dining
Room. A panel of school administrators
will discuss the topic "Are Public-
School Relations in Michigan Improv-
La p'tite causette meets today in the
South Room of the cafeteria of the
Michigan Union from 3:30-5:00 p.m. All
French-speaking students are invited to
Business Education Mixer Dance
Business Education students mixer
dance this evening. It will begin at
7:30 in the Recreation room of Univer-
sity High School. Bring your wife,
husband, or friend.
Opening Tonight: "An Enemy of the
People," Arthur Miller's adaptation of
Henrik Ibsen's powerful, timeless drama
at the Lydia Mendelsohn Theatre, 8
p.m., presented by the Department of
Speech. Additional performances on
Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tick-
ets available at the Mendessohn box
office, open daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Weekly Tea - .oger Williams Guild,
4:30 to 6, at the Guild House.

Fellowship Luncheon, Lane Hall, 12:15.
Rabbi Herschel Lymon will be the first
speaker for the "What We Believe' ser-
LECTURES TODAY......... ........
Speech Assembly. "How Much Free
Speech?" Harold M. Dorr, Director of
the Summer Session and Professor of
Political Science. 3:00 p.m., Rackham
Lecture. "Resource Materials for Cur-
riculum Improvement." Robert S. Fox,
Assistant Professor of Education and
Principal of the University Elementary
School. 4:00 p.m., Schorling Auditor-
ium, University High School.
delegations to Washington to
sound their representatives of the
Congress to pass the "Wheat for
India Bill" and also by contribut-
ing both in cash and in bushels of
wheat to alleviate and to extend
timely help to India to surmount
the evils of the threat of famine.
--B. V. Govindaraj
President, India Students'

Linguistic Program. Lecture, "Afghan
Description of Afghan (Pashto) Gram-
mar." Herbert Penzi, Associate Profes-
sor of German, 1:00 p.m., 25 Angell Hall.
Growth and Differentiation. "The Ef-
fects of Environment on Growth of
Plants." F. W. Went, Professor of
Plant Physiology and Director, |arhart
Plant Laboratory, California Institute
of Technology. 8:00 p.m., Auditoriun
School of Public Health.
Technical Seminar, "The Present Sta-
tus of the Problem of Embryonic Induc-
tion," Viktor Hamburger. 4:15, East
Lecture Room, Rackham Building.
Rehabilitation of the Handicapped
Worker, a conference. "Rehabilitation:
Nature and Magnitude of the Problem."
Howard A. Rusk, Chairman, Department
of Rehabilitation and Physical Medi-
cine, New York University. 9:30 a.m.
Rackham Lecture Hall.
"Medical Aspects of Rehabilitation*
a panel discussion. 1:30 p.m., Rackhai
Lecture Hall.
"An Analysis of Geriatric Rehabilita-
tion." Lionel Cosin, Clinical Director,
Cowley Road Hospital, Oxford England.
8:00 p.m., Raekham Lecture Hall,
Organ Recital: Heinz Arnold, guest
organist from Stephens College, Colum-
bia, Missouri, will play the first in a
series of organ recitals during the sum-
mer session, at 4:15 in Hill Auditorium.
His program, open to the general pub-
lic, will include works to the general
public, will include works by Krebs,
Brahms. Each, CouperinDaquin, and
Carillon Recital by Percival Price,
University Carillonneur, 7:15 Thursday
evening, July 12. The program will in-.
elude Brahms'. Waltz No. 15, Sapphic
Ode, and Lullaby; Sonata for 47 bells,
by Professor Price; three Scotch folk
Lectures Today
Thursday, July 12-
Lecture. "Current Attacks on Publi
Education." Francis L. Bacon, Profes-
sor of Education, University of Califor-
nia, 4:00 p.m., Schorling Auditorium,
University High School.
Growth and Differentiation Sympos-
ium.. "The Internal Factors Condition-
ing Differentiation in Plants." F. W.
Went, Professor of Plant Physiology,
and Director, Earhart Plant Laboratory,
California Institute of Technology, 4:15
p.m.. Auditorium, School of Public
Linguistic Program. Lecture, "Word-
Tone in Some African Languages." Wil-
liam E. Welmers, Visiting Assistant Pro-
fessor of German, Cornell University.
7:30 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater.
Friday, July 13-
Astronomy Lecture ad Visitors' Night.
"The Evolution of the Stars." Otto
Struve, Chairman, Department of As-
tronomy, University of California. 8:3
p.m., 1025 Angell Hall. Student Obser-
vatory, Angell Hall, open for observa-
tion of the Moon and Saturn.
Coming Events
Thursday, July 12-
Rehabilitation of the Handicapped
Worker, a conference. Panel discussion:
"Psycho-Socialand Economic Aspects."
9:00 a.m., Rackham Lecture Hall
Panel discussion: "Employment and
Placement." 1:30 p.m., Rackham Lec-
ture Hall.
Carillon Recital. Professor Percival
Price, University Carillonneur, 7:15-8:00
Friday, July 13-
Rehabilitation of the Handiapped
Worker. Panel discussion: "Rehabilita-
tion Services and Programs." 9:00 a.m.,
Rackham Lecture Hal.
,Graduate Student Mixer: Friday, July
13, 9-12 p.m., Assembly Hall, Rackham.
Adm. 25 cents.
University of Michigan Sailing Club:
Open meeting Thursday, July 11, 7:30
p.m., room 3D (D), Union. Shore
school by Poltis & Levin.
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WASHINGTON--It is impossible, of course,
to know exactly why Moscow made a
peace move at this specific time. But calls
at the State Department by two embassies
may give the answer.
One is the French Embassy which has
informed Secretary of State Acheson that
Chinese troops are already massing on the
French Indo-Chinese border and that air-
fields in South China have been enlarged
-obviously for a new attack.
The other is the Yugoslav Embassy which
has informed the State Department that
Rumanian troops are maneuvering and that
Tito believes there is a 50-50 chance the
long-expected attack of Yugoslavia will be-
gin this fall.
It doesn't take even a smart mind-read-
er to figure out that the Kremlin has an
awful lot to gain by prolonged peace talks
in Korea. Here are at least three reasons:


No. 1-The United Nations is not going
to go to the rescue of the French in Indo-
China. That struggle has been going on a
long time, and there is considerable feeling
among some U.N. members that the French
bungled things by hanging on to imperialism
too long.
No. 2-The U.N. will not relish going to
the defense of Yugoslavia. First, it's a Com-
munist nation. Second, it isn't in the North
Atlantic Pact. Third, it's in a corner of the
world which is hard to defend.
No. 3-Peace talks are going to cause a
letdown in the U.S.A. and this is exactly
what the Kremlin wants. Inflation in this
country can do more for Moscow than a
dozen Chinese armies in Korea. Also, any
letup of the American mobilization program
will be greatly appreciated in Moscow, thank
you. Obviously the Kremlin now realizes
that the Korean war was a big mistake if
for no other reason than that it got Ameri-
can preparedness into high gear.
It will be interesting to see how far the
solons in Congress fall into Moscow's trap.
So far, in regard to inflation, they seem to
be falling fast.
THE man who has secretly been blocking
the Senate elections committee from get-
ting a counsel happens to be Senator Taft.
Taft made a big show of demanding an
investigation of the Ohio campaign, but
got cold feet when the committee agreed
to investigate. So Taft got his friend,
Congressman Clarence Brown of Ohio, to
block the appointment of Robert Murphy
as committee counsel. Murphy needed a
special waiver to serve as counsel, because
his law firm is engaged in suits involving
the government.
After Murphy was blocked in the House
on orders from Taft, Taft has now silently
okayed the appointment of a counsel to his
liking-John Lederle, who worked for the
Republicans in 1946.
TT. _1 _ 1T . / _ _ _ /_ _ _!



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AGAIN we are grateful for the mature, dis-
creet musicianship that guided the Stan-
ley Quartet last evening through their de-
manding initial recital. When a program
ranging from Haydn to Riegger manages
to capture the ear every moment, we find
ourselves having much to say about the mu-
sic and little about the performance itself.
Performance of the Haydn Quartet in F,
everywhere alive with nuance and breathing
phrases, coaxed rather than overwhelmed
the ear. What started as perhaps an un-
usually low dynamic level finished by lead-
ing the listener right into the ensemble, giv-
ing him the sense of the fun of making
music together. Particularly sensitive was
the accompaniment of the Quartet's new-
comer, violist Robert Courte.

the classic procedures of Fugue, Canon,
and Sonata with cumulative effect.
The musical rhetoric of the work is fur-
ther clarified by the certical dispersion in
dense, block-like chords of materials that
had first been presented as unisons or coun-
The piano score, rendered with expres-
sive incision and a refined sense of en-
semble by pianist John Kirkpatrick, is
fashioned totally from consideration of
musical necessity, enhancing, reversing,
commenting as it does on the music of the
The final work of the evening, the Schu-
bert Quartet in G Op. 161, embodies some of
his ripest harmonic invention. A sense of
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