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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, JULY 31, 1953

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- MUSIC

At Hill Auditorium .
University Summer Session Orchestra; Jo-
sef Blatt, conductor, with Arlene Sollen-
berger, contralto
A.N AIR of expectation, similar to any pre-
miere or debut, enveloped Hill Auditor-
ium last night, as Josef Blatt, hitherto only
seen from his perch in the pit during opera
performances, was in full view on the
podium for his first concert as conductor of
the University Symphony.
Mr. Blatt belongs to that school of con-
ductors who take no liberties with the score.
What 'is marked precisely on the printed
page is definitely there in performance.
His conducting style, strict and metic-
ulous in motion; is without flamboyance
or theatripality, but painstaking in details.
Not desiring to give a musical portrait of
himself, he is much more concerned with
portraying the music as he knows it, per-
haps bringing him closer to Bruno Walter
and opposite to Mitropoulis. What Mr.
Blatt knows is the Germanic precision and
exactness, a national style rather than
an 'individual one.
The high point of the concert was Mahl-
er's "Songstof a Wayfarer." This is music
that is undoubtedly close to the heart of
the conductor as its period was influential
during his school days. But more import-
ant, the understandable and singable trans-
lation of the work that he has made, shows
his earnest wish to give this music to the
American audience in a form they can read-
ily appreciate.
Arlene Sollenberger, soloist, performed
beautifully. The uneasy vibrato she had at
the beginning and lack of vocal sonority at
the end, were entirely forgotten in the wealth
of poetic phrasing with which she sang

Mahler's difficult vocal lines. The very close
collaboration between singer and conduc-
tor made colorfully poignant the subtle dy-
namic nuances that are necessary to com-
plement the relationship of Mahler's har-
mony to his melody. The orchestra too was
4t its best here. It was truly a Weltschmerz
rendition.
It would be easy to take issue with any
theory that this work was played straight;
it is probably impossible to play any late
nineteenth century music without taking
liberties. But Schubert's Symphony No. 5
in B-flat had a straight-forward perform-
ance.
The fortes were forte and the pianos, pi-
ano, without too much deviation between
them, except in the second movement where
more definite gradual shadings were need-
ed.
The performance of Bach's Suite No. 1
in C major, which opened the concert, was
too straight however. It is a long work and
demands more differentiation in mood among
the various pieces for successful perform-
ance.
Richard Strauss' Serenade in E-flat, for
Wind Instruments, was the fourth work
on the program. It is an early work of
Strauss, and not one of his most interest-
ing.
The Orchestra this summer has been well
rehearsed, and any of its faults are due to
talent rather than conductor. But consid-
ering the few people and short rehearsal
time, they performed quite admirably.
Now that we have seen what Mr. Blatt
can do with the standard repertory and op-
era, we all anxiously await to see if he
brings the same careful musicianship to
contemporary music, of which he has not
offered us any as yet.
-Donald Harris

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ON THE
Washington Merry-Go-Round

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with DREW PEARSON

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WASHINGTON - It went unnoticed in
the small print of the appropriations
bill, but the Senate Appropriations Com-
mittee has promoted its favorite messanger
boy to a Major General. He is Maj. Gen.
Robert Moore, who hasn't been promoted
by the army since he was a Colonel. How-
ever, he's now promoted by act of Congress.
Moore has endeared himself to powerful
senators by doing special favors, such as
arranging trips abroad at the taxpayers'
expense. In reward, the senators promoted
him, to be a Brigadier General in 1950 by
an unusual device. They tacked a rider on
the appropriations bill which declared that
the army could not spend any of the money
in the 1950-51 supplementary appropria-
tions bill until their fair-haired boy was
made a Brigadier General.
The army had several fighting colonels
in Korea who deserved to be promoted,
but it was forced to give first priority to
Moore.
This year Moore apparently feels that
his senatorial catering service deserves even
higher rank, so his senator friends have
slipped another rider into the appropriations
pill forcing the army to give Moore still
another star before it can spend any money
next year.
Army generals admnit privately that they
would like to get rid of Moore, but they
are afraid of his powerful friends in the
Senate. As long as he can ingratiate him-
self with senators, it looks as if his job
is secure. If his present promotion rate
keeps up maybe he'll be the nation's first
five-star messenger. .
IN CONGRESSIONAL CLOAKROOMS
Best job of GOP leadership has been in
the House. Speaker Joe Martin and Charley
Halleck of Indiana have held tight grip
over GOP-ers-better than the Democrats
did over their house forces under Truman
. . Republican leadership in the Senate
without Taft has been shaky. Knowland of
California is nice but not overly skilled.
Democratic leaders are bitter toward Know-
land. "I wouldn't trust him any further
than I could throw him," says Johnson of
Texas .. . The Democrats have been quietly
cooperating with the Republicans regarding
Taft's illness. When close party votes come
up, Democrats have sometimes had one of
their number stay off the Senate floor so
as to give the Republicans the edge . . . It
was on August 3-just a year ago-that this
writer first exposed the discrimination of
Navy brass hats against Capt. Hyman George
Rickover because of his religion. Though
Rickover is the Navy's top expert on the
atomic submarine, a promotion board twice
passed him over. Following this writer's
expose, the Senate Armed Services Com-
mittee called navy brass hats on the carpet
re Rickover, and this week, one year later,
Rickover was officially made an Admiral.
IKE WANTS ADJOURNMENT
Reason why C ongress is hell-bent for ad-
journment, even if it kills some of the
older senators, boils down chiefly to one
thing-Ike wants to get Congress out of
his hair.
He is fed up with congressmen, tired of

leader. "Stalin waited for him to take of-
fice before he died, leaving Russia in a
dither. Then he knocked off a Korean truce.
Now he's lucky enough to have a Democratic
opposition that doesn't know the score.
"If the Democrats were as smart as we
were in boxing Harry Truman, they would
make us look like political mincemeat. But
Ike's lucky."
What he referred to is the manner in
which the Republican National Committee
rolled out the mimeographed speeches for
congressmen to deliver on the floor by the
bushel basket. A battery of thirty ghost
writers, stenographers and researchers kept
GOP senators and congressmen supplied
with ammunition every day of the week.
Today the Democrats are broke, well-inten-
tioned and not alert. No master strategy is
being cooked. The Democratic National
Committee even lacks a contact man to
work with Congress, let alone speech writers.
TRUMAN GOT THERE FIRST
The other day columnist Bob Allen drop-
ped in to see Democratic Chairman Steve
Mitchell.
"What do you think of President Tru-
man's speech schedule out in Detroit and
Minneapolis?" he inquired. -
"What?" asked the surprised Democratic
chairman.
"Yes, Harry's going to speak in Detroit
on Labor Day and then Senator Humph-
rey has got him to speak in Minneapolis
on Sept. 12, later that week.".
Mitchell hadn't even heard about it. That
was why Adlai Stevenson's big homecoming
meeting in Chicago suddenly was shifted
from Sept. 11 to Sept. 14.
THE GOP SCORE
What worries Republicans about the
"postpone legislation" motto of the Ike ad-
ministration is that the postponed log-jam
will gang up during the coming election
year. Here are some of the things that are
being postponed until the next Congress
when it will be tougher to handle them:
1. Higher Postal Rates-To increase postal
rates just before election brings wry moans
to most GOP congressmen, smiles to Dgnio-
crats.
2. Increased Debt Limit-This will bring
a lot of embarrassing debate in an election
year.
3. Reciprocal Trade-Was renewed for
one year only. There will have to be an-
other big hassle next year.
4. Taxes have been postponed.-The Ike
administration brought in no new tax bill,
merely continued Truman's taxes. It'll be
tougher to write a new tax bill next year.
5. Hawaiian Statehood-Also postponed.
Senator Taft confided privately to Hawaiian
delegate Joe Farrington that he had to
make a .deal with southern senators to side-
track Hawaii in return for southern support
on tidelands oil.
6. Tidelands Oil-First and perhaps big-
gest legislative victory for Ike, helps him
with the south, but not many Republicans
vote in the south.
However, Ike's lucky.
-LYIN'-LOW LYNDON-
Democrats could easily have taken con-

Frozen
Principles
1)AILY IN the world outside this ivy-cov-
ered womb, men are faced with opportun-
ities to sell their soul-to advertising com-
panies, to Yellow news sheets, to large, mod-
ern hospitals for the wealthy.
Some go the way of all Fausts, others are
left holding their principles in a weather-
beaten sack.
We are inclined to scoff at the man who
can not tell a small white lie when the oc-
casion demands or who will not accept a,
position selling used cars when his first
two novels and a slender book of poetry
fail to impress a publisher.
And even tangled in our ivy, some of us
expose ourselves to ridicule, are forced to
sell an important part of our integrity for a
good mark.
When faced with a professor who refuses
to let one question his interpretation of lit-
erature, a student may soon realize that a
test question calls not for an answer, not
for an opinion but simply for regurgitation
of the professor's lecture.
He can tongue in cheek give the teacher
exactly what he wants, even if he violently
disagrees, for the sake of a passing grade.
"It's just putting your principles in cold
storage for a while," one student who had
chosen this way out of the dilemma told
me. But by the time you get around to
removing them, the principles have frozen
to an unrecognizable block which refuses
to thaw.
Yet there is a lesson to be learned from
learning to write what is wanted, learning
to write exactly what someone else wants
to hear-be it a dozen light miles and two
oceans from what oe believes.
What better school for the propagandist
so very much in demand in both cold war
and lukewarm peace?
-Gayle Greene
[CURRENT MOVIES
At the Michigan .. .
DESERT RATS, with James Mason
IN The Desert Rats it is stressed and under-
lined that war is serious and deadly, that
its code is ruthless, and that one cannot
have personal sympathies. Yet in a movie
personal sympathy has to enter, and here
it does, in the dramatization of the weighty
responsibility of the commanders who must
decide the actions involving the life and
death of many. The movie depicts several
ways of attempted escape from this respon-
sibility-through respect for "orders" or
finding refuge under codes of war. But the
commanding officers and the fghtingmen
both are shown to be responsible for their
actions. In this respect The Desert Rats
negates an implication of The Desert Fox,
where Rommel is portrayed as mainly an
obedient professional soldier.
The outlines of Rommel's mannered
personality are preserved in The Desert
Rats, but much toned down; he appears, in
the person of James Mason, very briefly,
and is deprived, probably unfortunately,
of his good English. The big scene be-
tween Rommel as the antagonist, and the
English officer (Richard Burton) as pro-
tagonist, involves a semi-personal inter-
change with vauntines and defiances-
through which the audience cannot forget
that Rommel was proved wrong. Probably
this aspect is too important to the pic-
ture, reducing its seriousness. The encoun-
ter just mentioned is unimportant because
no serious issues are decided. Even as a

gestural attempt to show the personal
as transcending the military, it yields to
the central excitement of the battle.
The main character of the film is not of
the general staff, the intelligent, suave and
somewhat detached men of "calculated
risks," nor of the front line troops who are
the desert rats, but is instead a young offi-
cer who is "in-between." Also a former
teacher of the officers (Robert Newton),
who is now a drunk and in the infantry.
The latter had left England for Australia;
there he was caught in a pub when the war
was declared, and so he joined up; and now
he was in Africa in the battalion of a form-
er student, feeling afraid of war, and want-
ing "to dig so deep the only thing one loses
is his pride."
Perhaps because they were afraid of bor-
ing the audience with another war picture,
the producers kept up a high level of ten-
sion, interest, and a fast pace of action. The
idea of the film is worn, a coming big bat-
tle against an enemy with superior forces,
and a small courageous band which miracu-
lously comes through. All this would be his-
tory and newsreel and James Mason, and
not drama itself, were it not that inside the
pageantry there are some personal issues.
Depending on one's theories one may quar-
rel with the fact that here too war is made
partly an exciting game, much of the plea-
sure coming from the grenading of enemy
positions, the blowing up of their trucks,
and the machine gunning of their troops
like gallery decoys. (It must be assumed, of
course, that war is partly pleasurable).

"Boy, What A Tcaiu"
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DAILYj┬░OFFtjICkaI v BLLET'wIN

tette' TO THE EDITOR
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
editors.

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The Daily Official Bulletin Is an
official publication of the Uiversity
of Michigan for which the M:ichgal
Daily assumes no editorial responsi-
bility, Publication in it is construc-
tive notice to all members of the
University. Notices should be sent in
TYPEWRITTEN form to Room 3510
Administration Building before 3 p.m.
the day preceeding publication (be-
fore 11 a.m. on Saturday).
FRI D AY, J'LY3H 1,953
VOL. LXIII, No. 32-S
Notices
Candidates for the Master's Derec a
the end of the summer are reminded
to call for their tickets to the
Brea kfast by four o'clock i oda.T'1'.
are available at the Office 1 !t e Stn-
mer Session, 351 Adnstraon ild-
ing.
'Personnel Reajuesl s
Chelsea Spring Co. i (Ch ' .a,
has a job openuig for an Aceo i i in
Bus. Ad. graduates with an aGnccountil
major are eligible to apply; the Com-
pany would prefer a man w ithsome
experience but wilt consider Augu t
gradualtcs.
The Chown-Prockmeyer Co. of Dayton,
O, is looking for Engineer Trainees 'jib
a degree in Enineering or Ind erial
Management and for a qualifir d person
to fill I he position of Chief Mechanicail

E i iieerimg l Bdg., at 3:00 p m. Chair-
man, L. E. Brownell.
Concerts
Organ Recital: Robert Noehren, Uni-
vrsity Organist, wiil present an organ
recital at 4:15 Sunday afternoon, Aug-
ust 2, in Hill Auditorium. His program
y will includ the works of Johann Sebas-
t in Bach's Fantasia and Fugue in G
annor, Johannes Brahms Chorale Pre-
Pee and Max Reger's Variations and
u on an Original Thene, Op. 73.
me geeralpublic will be admitted
'u i hout charge.
Student Recitla: Paul J. Kirk. Jr.,,
French Horn, with Ernestine Carr Kirk,
Accompmanis, will present a recital in
parti m:fulfillment of the requirements
for th <eroe of Master of Music at
4:15, >indv afternoon, August 3, in
lie FtalhaiAssembly Hall. It will in-
ld Ihe works of Gliere, De la Presle,
s DesportesDela-
lear'e. Msartand Beethoven. His re-
cial illbecpen to the publicxwiithout
Sinden tRecital: Nathalie Dale, Vio-
liurt with Nancy Wright, pianist, will
fpi-. -t a re( hal. in partial fultillment
of s for the degree of
Ma ser of Mic at 8::0, Monday eve-
n Ag ust 3 in h e Ra'khan Assen-
lxHall. It will include the wroks of
Beetove, 1raiins and Tcha~ikovsky.

firth of a Nation' . .
To the Editor:
THERE are laws which protect
the individual from defamation
of character by slander, and there;
are few persons who would main-
tain there is a right to publish or
produce books, movies, etc., which
have as content manifest lies, and
as deliberate intent the will to
slander and defame. But where a
whole people is slandered, there
are. as yet no laws that apply, and
only an aroused citizenry can pre-
vent the abuse of the group.
The NAACP has for a number
of years protested the showing of
the movie Birth of a Nation-a
movie of the Reconstruction era
which pictures the former slave
owners and the Ku Klux Klan as
heroes, and the Negro people as
animals, beasts, blood-thirsty rap-
ists; a movie consciously intended
to fan the flames of racial hat-
red, and quite successful in its pur-
pose. That the movie constitutes a
gross falsification of history and a.
vile slander against the Negro peo-
ple has not even been a point at
issue in previous disputes over at-
tempted showings of the film on
this campus.
Birth of a Nation is to be shown
again, under University auspices;
but it strikes me that any one who
sees "art" in such a film shows a
remarkable tolerance for bigotry.
I urge that protests against the
showing of this film are perfectly
in order. To defend the movie as a
piece of art is impossible; to de-
fend its showing on the basis of
"freedom of speech" is to elevate
an abstract principle to the point
where it rides roughshod over hu-
man considerations. To tolerate
this movie is to tolerate an insult
directed against every Negro man
and woman.
d-David R. Luce
Afro-Americans..
To The Editor;
IN HIS LETTER Mr. Stamps
showed that he definitely mis-
understood my letter on "Afro-
Americans." Yes, for national
unity it is necessary that the
American "Negroes" be 100 per-
cent American instead of part
African and part American. But
are they? NO! By definition a 100
percent American must have Euro-
pean ancestry, preferably, of An-

glo-Saxon origin. The farther one
is from this the less American he
is. Hence the "Negro" is a second-
class citizen in U.S. For this rea-
son most Americans of Jewish
origin cling to Zionism. The "Ne-
gro," who is at the lowest rung of
your social. strata would have pre-
ferred to 'cling to Africanism; but
is repelled from doing so by the
backwardness of Africans, and the
Hollywood propaganda. Instead,
he isolates himself from the rest
of the society, thereby forming a.
black spot on- American society.
Thus in this campus it is very
rare to find any American "Negro"
who is at ease among the "whites."
For the same reason you have
"First" and "Second" Churches;
the first for the "whites," the S4CW
ond for the "negrpe." Young
Herman, your country is far from
being one; it is socially partitioned.
There is the "white" America, the
Chinese America, the "Negro"
America, and many others. It is
a pity you have it so. You are not
a realist if you deny this fact. In
this world of realism, not so. much
of sermons and theories, but of
facts, is a nation judged.
I hope the time will come when
not only the buying power of the
"Negro," but his full citizeznship
will be recognized. Only then shall
we in Africa feel that our off-
springs, whom the avaricious slave
dealers forced to become Amiri
cans, have attained full .luman
status. My call upon the Afro-
Americans to be proud in their
ancestry is just a device to show
you that your society needs real
integration of races; not in igno-
minious manner as it exists now.
We in Africa do not feel that
Afro-Americans will remedy our
awful situation. Only Africans
shall in the usual way salve Afri-
can problems. On this basis your
"back to Africa" movement is un-
necessary. What is important-. Is
that one should be proud of what
by nature is his.
Mr. Stamps, I hope you will not-
doubt that all the noises being
made about European recovery Is
based on the fact that most of the
Americans have European ances-
try. Are you not continuously
rushing aid to Europe. when we in'
Africa are in greater need for such
an aid? No realist will doubt the
above statements. I hope -you pro-
vide a solution to. this impoiant
problem.
-F. 'Chigbu-Emenxe

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Engineer. r:ale 'i a sumdent of Emil Ra b.
The Girl Scout of 'Ypsianti, Mih.,-
would like to hear fronm xomen grad- "
uates interested in anplyingi for 1t.e:po- trak5 I'
sition of Executive Director. Irxiemun of Art, Alumni Memorial
Zeeland, eMich.,needs aMeeb.,Enner al. Popular Art in America (June 30
,uto take charge of consiruction 7; California Water Color So-
generation aud eteral ehenialpat cy(July I-August 1). 9 a.m. to S
,eer ma in tenanite. ' .,, ii t weekdays; 2 to 5 p.m. on Sun-
1 r ais Inc. sr a e aThe public is invited.
Pillsbury Mills, Inc., Springifieldl, ' das Tepuli'l.nitd
has an opening ior a Chem. Engineer i General Library. First Floor Corridor.
their Bakery Mix Plant. T lctiiiibula.:Books Printed in tne Fif-
General Electric Co. is-,looking fortenthcen tury.
men with Bachelor's or Advanced De Keby Museum of Archaeology. Gill-
grees in Engineering or Physics to fil a Collection of Antiques of Palestine.
positions at their new installation i .tuseums Building, rotunda exhibit.
Utica, N.Y. vters in the preparation of ethnolo-
For appointments, applications, and " c1 dioramas
additional information about these and El icligan Historical Collections. Ml-
other openings, contact the Buraof ; chigan, year-round vacation land.
Appointments, 3528 AdministrationIClements Library. The good, the bad,
Bldg., Ext. 371. the popular.
1Law Library. Elizabeth HI and her em-

Y.nterpretin9 the tlei.'

Mexican Government Schiolarsln ol'rn.-
gram: 'Te Mexicant Covernmen :t
through the Mexican-United States
Commission on Cultural Cooperation,
offers seventeen grants to United States
students for study in Mexico during
the academic year be,?inning March 1,r
1954. Eleven scholarships are at the
graduate level, paying tuition and 800
pesos monthly. Six undergraduate schol-
arships pay 700 pesos per month. Awards
are available in the following fields:
Undergraduate level: Ph'ysical Anthira-
pology. Archaeology, El hnoiov,~ Mexi-
can History, Architecture, Philosophy,
Literature; Graduate level: Physical An-
thropology, Archaeology, Ethn~rology,1
Mexican History, Museograpl'y, Paint
ing, Biological Sciences, Pediatrics,
Tropical Medicine, Cardiology.
Eligibility requirements are as fol-
lows: 1. United States citienship 2.

Architecture Building. Michigan Chil-
dren's Art Exhibition.
Events Today
Lydia Mendelssohn Box Office will be
open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. today.
Tickets for this week's play, Pygmal-
ion by George Bernard Shaw, are avail-'
able at 60c - 90c and $1.20. All Depart-
ment of Speech plays begin promptly
at 8:00 p.m.
Tonight, promptly at 8:00 p.m. the De-
partment of Speech will present George
Bernard Shaw~s hilarious laugh riot,
Pygmalion. in theLydia Mendelssohn
Theatre. The production is under the
direction of William P. Halstead with
scenery by Jack E. Bender and costumes
by Phyllis Pletcher, all of the Depart-

Sufficient knowledge of Spanish to fol- iment of Speech.
lowv a f'ull course of study or training. 3
Good academic record. 4. Good morel .s Cinema (ild Summer Program.
character, personality, and adapt"'bi - Basil Rdford, Joan Greenwood in
ty. 5. Broad knowledge of the cultr "Tight Little Island." Cartoon: "Of
of the United States. 6. Goaod healthr. Thee I Sin,";." Showings at 7 and 9
Applications mtaye secured fro'x the pan. Architecture Auditorium.
U.S. student Progr'am of the Instituate
of International Education, 1 East 67'h A Fresh Air Camp Clinic will be held
Street, New York 21, New York. Apnli- this evening. Dr. John T. Pitkin, Direc-
cations must be filed, with all sut}or'- tr Huron Valley Child Guidance Clinic
ing documents, not later than Oc - wil be the psychiatrist. Students with
ber 15, 1953. i professional interest are welcome to
--- at en;d. Main Lodge, University of Mi-
Department of Astronomy. Visilor cigan Fresh Air Camp, Patterson Lake,
Night, Friday, July 31, 8:30 p.m Dr Eight o'clock.
Kenneth Ml. Yoss, of Louisianaitr e ___-
University, wilt speak on "Other Y All local young liberals are invited to
Ways." After the illustrated lecture n an informal, unprestructured session on
2003 Angell Hall, the Students' Observa- any and all topics of interest and con-
tory on the fifth foor will be open for;cern: snonsored by the Unitarian Stu-
telescopic observation of a double star, dent Group. Place: the Unitarian
nebula, and star cluster, if the sky is Church (1917 Washtenaw). Time: 8:30
clear, or for inspection of the tele- p.m. For transport from campus, be at
copes and planetarium, if the sky is S. entrance of League at 8:15 p.m. Re-
cloudy. Children are welcomned, butt! freshtmenzts.
must be accompanied by adults. _ _
AcadmicNo~m CoingEvents
A* T
Doctoral Examination for Sterlin Michi an Christian Fellowship. Sat-
Harry Schoen, Business Administratioa eat e 'an 4:i t the Island.
thesis: "Personnel Administration in Meet at Lane Halt at 4:30 p.m.
Forty-five Selected Small Manufcttr- internatianal Students' Association:
inesComadnistraio, 3at9:00 a.ofThe Association is holding its Sum-
Business Administration, at 9:00 a.mznier Picnic this Saturday afternoon,
Chairman,J.W.Riegel.August 1, 1953, at Kensington Metropo-
Exaiinalon fr B 'rtlitan Park on U.S. 16. Members attend-
Doctoral Examination for Rnbrti are urged to meet at the Inter-
Nelson Hollyer, Jr., Physics: thesis: "A national Center, 603 E. Madison, at 12
Study of Attenuation in the Shock o'clock noon. Food and transportation
abe,"at Bdy, at'0pmCirmn ticket swill be on sgle at that time for
Rackham Bldg., at 1:30 p.m. Chairman, #onr dollr
on olar.
Otto Laporte, In view of the shortage of means of
Doctoral Examination for Pal iFran- transportation those members who

By J. M. ROBERTS, Jr.
Associated Press News Analyst
WHEN THE British begin to talk
about basing their attitude to-
ward Red China on the sincerity
displayed by the Chinese them-
selves, they are talking the lan
guage of the United States.
That thought runs through the
whole line of U. S. planning for
the forthcoming political confer-
ence on Korea.
Signs of Chinese fudging on<
either the letter or spirit of thej
truce will be accepted by the1
United States as finally doom-1
ing what at best are only faint
hopes of any achievement at the1
conference.
Such signs already have ap-
peared in the reported movement
of Communist planes into North9
Korea after the deadline for any
increases in military strength on
either side. The armistice is very
explicit on this score. No man, bul-
let, tank or any sort of munitions
is supposed to be moved into Korea
now except as direct replacement
for a similar item expended, worn
out or moved out. Some early slips
are expectable and the Reds have
made some charges against the
Allies, too.
But such acts will help the
U. S. gain Allied support for her
attitude of extreme wariness to-
ward the Communists. If there
are too many repetitions, the
conference may as well not be
held. .
A top British government lead-
er was quoted Wednesday as say-
ing Red China must show signs of
willingness to become a law-abid-
ing member of the society of na-
tions if she wants Britain to sup-
port her for United Nations mem-
bership. If she wants to trade with
the West, he said, she will have to
stop helping the rebels in Indo-
china, and show sincerity about a
peace treaty for Korea.
The United States is opposed to
UN membership for Red China as
part of any horse-trade. This op-

ship in connection with the Al-
lied desire for unification of Jom
rea. She has been extremely sazI-
ious over the British tendeaey
to meet Chinese terms at this
and other points in order to get
Britain's Chnia trade back toa
more'regular basis.
In addition to the matter of Red
China's character, the United
States has also cited the fact that
British diplomatic recognition of
Peiping before the Korean War
didn't produce much of a response
from the Reds, thus setting- up
practical doubts of moves of thin
type.
All this represents a tendency
toward greater Allied unity at an
extremely critical time. It lessens
the possibility that the Conimuri-
ists can use the conference to mag-
nify Anglo-American differences,
in spite of some remaining antag-
onist forces in Parliament.
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