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Sixty-Ninth Year

"Wnuu p1u11nII-Are Free
Truth Wtll Preva.il"

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
Columbia Raises Standards-
Should the University Do the Same?

THE NEWS that Columbia College may raise
its entrance standards substantially in an
effort to both provide a steady flow of top-
quality students to the graduate schools and
improve high school curricula leads to the con-
sideration of the University's entrance stand-
ards - should the University, like Columbia,
seriously consider raising its entrance stand-
Columbia College figures that these increased
entrance standards - especially if adopted by
other schools - would force high schools, par-
ents and students to work together to stiffen
the high school program.
For two reasons, University entrance re-
quirements should not be raised.
First, the University has an obligation to
the people of the state to accomplish the edu-
cational goals that the state gives them. There
is no indication that the people of the state,
speaking by themselves or through the Legis-
lature, have much desire to substantially im-
prove the quality of the education offered by
the University in relation to other state schools,
T HISIS NOT TO SAY, of course, that the
University does not play any part in deter-
mining its own future, or that it should not
speak up for what it believes are its goals, but
only that any action the University takes
Urban Renewal]
THERE'S A SONG that goes "as the days
dwindle down to a precious few" and it
describes the City's Urban Renewal program
at the moment rather well. City Council has
only until Dec. 15 to complete and submit their
plans to Washington for approval. The' most
obvious advantage of the program is that the
City will receive nearly a million dollars in
matching federal funds for renovation of the
But the Implications of Urban Renewal and
the opposition to it lie much deeper than this
mercenary goal. In the main, it is a question of
a community's attempt to improve itself and of
the selfish interests tying to stop it.
The Urban Renewal program, as nationally
set up and enforced by federal requirements is
such that almost no-one should be discomforted
y the start of construction. As few as three of
the 270-odd families in that area can stop the
program if they are not adequately taken care,
of. For an Urban Renewal plan to be approved
by the federal authorities, it must first provide
for transfer, temporarily or permanently, of all
the families, whose houses are beyond repair,
to new housing which is adequate and within
the means of the family.
In other words, no-one can be forced to take
sub-standard housing or to live in a home they
cannot afford. In addition, the displaced fami-
lies will have the first chance to return to their
old neighborhoods in the new houses built there
and cannot be forced to pay exhorbitant prices
for the homes. Yet it would seem that none of
the people in the area are aware of this require-


should have at least the implicit approval of
the people.
Entrance requirements will go up if the
people of the state show an unwillingness to
provide the necessary financial support for ad-
ditional facilities, but here it is the people's
decision and not a unilateral action by the
THE OTHER REASON is that the University
may be able to raise state high school
standards by other means.r
The University and the high schools of the
state have enjoyed close contact with each
other for many years through the Bureau of
School Service. The University is undoubtedly
on much more familiar terms with high schools
in the state than Columbia is with high schools
in New York, and very possibly may be able
to achieve through discussion and suggestion
what Columbia would have to achieve by a
form of coercion.
For example, the Honors Council, in con-
junction with the Bureau, recently named Prof.
Frank Copley of the classical studies depart-
mcnt to assist state high schools in planning
college-level and other advanced programs on
the high school level. It is this method, if car-
ried out energetically, which offers the best
answer for the problem of raising state high
school requirements.
)eserves Support
PART OF THE blame lies in the city's han-
dling of the situation. Efforts, but insuffi-
cient ones, have been made to explain this.
What is needed now is a more personal ap-
proach to the people in the area. This has been
neglected to a certain extent. Also, too many
opportunities have been give to groups opposing
the program. These groups are composed main-
ly of people with merely selfish interests in
opposing the plan.
THE PROBLEM is that with the area zoned
for local industry or local business, as it isI
now, it has potential speculative value. There
is the possibility that industry and business
may turn from the present southerly trend of
expansion and turn north towards the urban
renewal area. The land then would be very
valuable provided it remains zoned for business
or -industrial uses. But it is impossible to build
a wholesome residential neighborhood in a
sector zoned for anything but residential. Who
will invest in construction or renovation of a
building which may have a dry-cleaning plant
built next to it at any time?
The sponsors of the urban reneWal plan can
no longer hope to get acceptance of the program
without more active campaigning on a house
to house area. The need is here and the time
is now. There is no excuse for Ann Arbor's
losing this opportunity to convert a marginal
section into a wholesome inviting part of the

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Rises Again


THE TRUE center of power over
American foreign policy is
about to move from Foggy Bottom,
the site of the State Department,
to Capitol Hill.
This coming shift is due pri-
marily to basic and impersonal
political realities. It is not much
related to what some presume,
rather too melodramatically, will
be widespread Democratic bitter-
ness over President Eisenhower's
unconvincingly "tough" Republi-
can talk in the recent Congres-
sional campaign.
The Democrats who will run the
opposition show in the new Con-
gress-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson
of Texas and his Senate associates
and Speaker Sam Rayburn of
Texas in the House-will not be
crushed at "What Eisenhower
said." They will not lose an hour's
sleep over the rhetoric of the
And, almost certainly, there will
be no reprisals in the field of
foreign policy-though on domes-
tic matters there will be another
story entirely. Domestically, the
Democrats will make much medi-
cine for the Presidential election
of 1960.
* * *
CONTROL of our world affairs-
not in the operational sense but
in the strategic sense-will largely
and quickly pass from the Presi-
dent and Secretary of State John
Foster Dulles to Congress for these
1) The Eisenhower Administra-
tion is on the last lap. The Presi-
dent's never very strongly exer-
cised ability to influence the Sen-
ate will amount to little from here
on out.
2> Most of Mr. Dulles' points
of close contact with the Senate
have been lost by circumstances,

such as the decision of his closest
Congressional friend, Senator H.
Alexander Smith of New Jersey,
not to seek re-election. The man
who will now, in fact though not
in form, succeed Sen. Smith as
principal GOP spokesman on for-
eign policy, Senator Bourke B.
Hickenlooper of Iowa, is not not-
ably a "Dulles man "
3) Regardless of the outcome
of the Congressional elections, the
Senate would have moved forward
to reclaim its high mission in for-
eign policy. If for no other reason
it would have done so simply be-
cause any weakening in the Execu-
tive Department is invariably fol-
lowed by a corresponding asser-
tion of the historic claims of the
Senate as an institution.
* * ~
THUS IT MAY BE safely pre-
dicted that beginning in January
our policies abroad will be more
nearly made "on the hill" than at
any time since long before World
War II. This, however, will not
reflect any widened Congressional
dislike of Secretary Dulles.
Actually, he is more nearly pop-
ular now than he was two years
ago-again because of external
circumstances. Though some Dem-
ocrats did not like what he did in
the dispatch of troops to the
Middle East, they did like the fact
that at last there was action in-
stead of talk. If Mr. Dulles made
them less than happy he also
broadened the theretofore danger-
ously thin respect in which he had
been held.
Again, the Dulles policy on For-
mosa and the off-shore islands for
a time angered many Democrats.
Again, however, he so altered' his
line at last as to go a long way
toward a new China policy, which
is not too far away from what

Stern Presents Solid,

the controlling Democrats and
liberal Republicans had long hoped
Ironically, what he did in the
summer and fall-in facing -up to
events that would not be talked
away-strengthened him in the
human sense, whether his actions
were right or wrong. To say, how-
ever, that he is more respected
than he used to be is not at all
to say he will be as influential as
he used to be.
* * *
ON THE contrary, he will typify
the declining power of the Admin-
istration. The ascending forces
over foreign policy will be ,made
up of such as Senator Johnson
and Senators J. William Fulbright
of Arkansas and Mike Mansfield of
Montana. Sen. Johnson, who for
years has stayed in the background
in this area, will be far more
prominent in it now. Sen. Ful-
bright, senior Democratic member
of the Foreign Relations Com-
mittee, will take on marked sta-
ture. So will Mansfield, who, apart
from membership on that com-
mittee, is assistant Democratic
leader of the Senate and thus a
high member of the Johnson re-
All three of these new men of
power are moderates, and two of
them - Johnson and Fulbright -
speak authentically for the South's
traditional internationalism. This
circumstance is immensely fortu-
nate for the Eisenhower Adminis-
tration and the Western world.
For it means that the transfer of
power over foreign policy will be
bland and orderly - and expert.
With a more partisan Democratic
leadership it could have been very
much otherwise.
(Copyright, 1958, by United
Feature Syndicate, Inc.)

Satisfying Program
ISAAC STERN'S performance last night was enjoyed by listeners of
varying taste and musical sophistication for one basic reason-pro-
gramming. Recent presentations of the University Musical Society have
often been justly criticized for stodgy, lack-lustre programming, but Mr.
Stern's recital, though lacking one outstanding and unusual work,
displayed a well-balanced, thoughtful program of wide-spread appeal.
The opening work, Beethoven's "Sonata in A major, No. 2, Op. 12"
Is an early sonata exhibiting the typical influence of Mozart and Haydn.
The cohesiveness displayed by Stern and his accompanist, Zakin,
througout the sonata was particularly impressive during the unison
andante movement.
Most violinists and string fanatics were interested in the Bach
"Sonata in G minor, No. 1V' for unaccompanied violin, as Bach consti-
tutes the supreme test for the solo violinist. Stern's weaknesses and
strong points were exposed in a performance that ranged from the
inspired to the confused. yet was generally solid.
THE ADAGIO introductory movement was perhaps inspired: the
violinist never lost control of the incredibly difficult three- and four-
note chords while maintaining and sustaining the long phrases. Stern
is at his best in sustained legato passages such as this (even though
many violinists do not attempt to sustain the chords of this movement
and are content to chop their way through the notes).
The incisive chordal statement of the fiendish Fugue was clearly
articulated after the first entrance and certain intonation- difficulties
only slightly marred it. The Siciliano, however, a deceptively apparent
movement never achieved any direction and gave one an impression of
confusion. This, however, may be an inherent quality of the movement
as I have never heard a violinist solve its problems. Stern took the
presto movement at a brilliant, somewhat uncomfortable pace.
The highlight of the performance from all respects was certainly
the performance of the "Sonata in F minor. Op. 80," by Prokofieff. The
sombre tone of the major thematic material is particularly suited to
Stern's naturally dark tone.
* * * *
THE LAST NUMBERS on both halves of the program are similar,
despite their appearances. "Notturno et Tartantella" by the Twentieth
Century Polish composer, Szymanowski, is an example of dying or dead
impressionism, relying the same virtuoso tricks that were apparent
in the work by Sarasate, "Caprice Basque," which closed the official
program. Both works wer performed with flair, but betrayed some of
Stern's technical weaknesses.
Bloch's "Nigun" elicted the wish that someone would perform
the other two portions of the "Baal Shem Suite" of which it forms the
middle. The Kreisler "Siciliano and Rigaudon" is a charming encore.
Stern and Zakin rewarded enthusiasts with three encores, concluding
with an hilarious "Hora Staccato."
To The Eto
Because a few students hang an
Al r * effigy, he condemns not only the
To the Editor: whole student body, but The Daily
DIG ... Once upon a time there and the alumni also. Sure, it is
was a "Wary Night Watcher,' all The Daily's fault that Michi-
(which as you all know is a bird gan has a "bad" football team,
that goes about at night in a wary It might interest Mr. Mathes to
way watching for unwary ones.) know that Michigan State, where
This bird was making his wary athletics are supposed to be played
way one night when he thought up, has won the same number of
he saw something suspicious. He games as U. of M. He does not
thought he saw several "Field seem to realize that the football
Mice" put some gravy from the tear had some pretty bad breaks
big Dinner into their bowls, (which this year with injuries and sus-
wasn't proper) but they were so pended athletes. But according to
sly he wasn't sure. So this bird Mr. Mathes because The Daily
continued to watch but it was plays down athletics Michigan has
very, very, difficult to see any- no spirit. It seems to me that by
thing, because they only skimmed the very fact that effigies were
off the gravy once every 7 days! hung means someone wants to
Now, nobody missed the gravy see Michigan win. This morning I
they took (since it probably would saw no effigies, but if this means
be thrown away anyhow) but it that the students have adopted
was the principle of the thing, an attitude of insouciance I think
thought the "Wary Night Watch- I would rather see effigies hang-
er," so he enlisted the help of ing from every building on campus
some of his friends, who were than think Michigan had no spirit,
"Flat-Footed Day Birds," to watch -G. Temurg
warily in the daytime, which they
did. Finally they did catch the Pen Pal
unwary ones, and they were takenToh*ir
to the One who knows justice in To the Editor:
the Animal Kingdom, the "Be- MAY I INTRODUCE myself?
whiskered Blind Bat." He said he
was sure they were guilty of some- I am a Scot, (hometown -
thing, but that he would have to Edinburgh) now a Civil Servant in
look in the Book to find out what London. During the war I was a
it was. And the Animal Kingdom radio operator in the British Mer-
was shocked, from the "Deep- chant Navy and I visited America
Chested Hatcher" to the "Soft- many times. I was always im-
Voiced Bennie Bird." And the un- pressed by the kindness and hos-
wary ones may be banished from pitality shown to the Britons like
the Kingdom. The moral-"It is myself who were thrown up on

better to have played and lost, your shores by the war.
than never to have played at all." I now have a lot of spare time
.. . gone. and so as a hobby, I have started
--Larry I. Tate, '601 the Anglo-American Pen Club to
enable young people in America
and Britain to get to know each
Spirit other better, exchange ideas, mag-
azines, etc.
To the Editor: I already have a long list of
WAS READING a letter to the young Britons who are eager to
editor in the November 1 Daily make pen friends in America but
by one J. C. Mathes. I heartily my difficulty is putting them in
disagree with a number of things touch with young Americans of
he says. He says, "The Daily ought similar interests. I am, therefore,
to take a positive attitude toward taking the liberty of writing to
the athletic situation and appeal you in the hope that you will
to the students and alumni to con- bring the Club to the attention of
tain their disappointment and ex- your readers.
press this energy in school spirit." I am sure you will agree that
Michigan has spirit and it is only good can come from such a
desperately to express this spirit! flow of correspondence across the
If Mr. Mathes were sitting in the Atlantic and if any of your read-
end-zone at the beginning of the ers are interested would you please
third quarter, when Michigan tied advise them to write to:
Iowa's score, he would have seen -MR. H. HENRY,
spirit. The students did not just 38, Crawford Street,
say, "Now isn't that jolly." LONDON. W.1.

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. by Michael Kraft

The Heart of Organization
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ALTHOUGH IT WAS after the election, the
Detroit hotel room was still smoke filled.
One or two cigar smokers quietly talked, their
faces showing the professional calm developed
during many political campaigns.
Around them, it was noisy as only a hotel
room can be after an election when filled with
supporters of the winning candidate.
Television sets blared returns and people
shouted hellos while glasses tinkled among the
chairs lined against the wall and in three of
the room's corners. In the fourth corner stood
Philip Hart, quietly talking to well wishers,
both in person and on the phone, but still re-
fusing to call himself Senator.
It was nearly 3 a.m., the margin over Charles
Potter had already reached 130,000 and Hart
merely quipped that "you can't count the cash
until the store closes."
FINALLY, DUCKING the noise around him, he
slipped into another room of the suite for a
quiet chat about the campaign he had just
Editorial Staff
Editorial Director City Editor
Associate Editor
. . .

The recession of course played a major role
and was the subject of most of the voter
interest, he acknowledged before adding that
it was a "combination of events which created
some concern that the Republican leadership
wasn't as responsive and imaginative as we
should have in these dramatic times."
But he came back to the realities of the cam-
paign when the subject of party organization
was brought up. Hart had nothing but praise
for Neil Staebler, Democratic State Chairman.
"Staebler and the Democratic party organiza-
tion did an extraordinary job," Hart said.
THERE WAS NO disagreement among the
group gathered in the hotel room. For in
defeating Potter, the Democrats captured the
last major Michigan office held by a Republi-
can. Even in the traditional Republican strong-
hold called the State Legislature, the GOP gave
way, losing their majority in the House.
Hart's supporters had special claim to joy.
For the Republican organization, as feeble as
it was, concentrated its efforts behind Potter.
With Williams conceded victory by everyone
but Bagwell, the bulk of the GOP campaign
money and effort went to Potter.
A call from a television station temporarily
interrupted the conversation and in the tele-
phone interview, Hart neatly dodged a question
about Williams' showing. The governor was
running behind most of the Democratic ticket
and Hart said something to the effect that the
sixth term victory will result in the people of
America realizing Williams' greatness.

Williams Restrained in Victory

Daily Staff Writer
WHILE jubilant Democratic
party workers wildly celebrated
across the country early yesterday
morning, cheers at the Governor's
mansion in Lansing were reduced
to reserved smiles.
Paul D. Bagwell's bite into Gov.
G. Mennen Williams' overwhelm-
ing vote count of past years cut
"Soapy's" chances for the 1960
Democratic Party presidential
Gov. Williams' supporters had
hoped for a demonstrationof the
Governor's popularity in Michigan
to carry with them to the na-
tional convention. State Chairman
Neil Staebler had predicted Wil-
liams would sweep the state by
300,000 thus topping his 253,000
vote plurality in 1954 and 290,000
in 1956.
But contrary to expectations.
the Governor polled only 140,000
of his predicted margin. Wayne
County, the Democratic fortress,
cast 67.4 of its vote for Gov. Wil-
liams compared to a high of 67.91
in 1954 and the turnout there was
lower than expected.
The Governor's popularity drop

SEN. KENNEDY swept his east-
ern state and won an unprece-
dented number of votes. Although
the Governor has refrained from
committing himself on the 1960
nominations, Tuesday's vote will
certainly affect his advisor's deci-
sion whether to start the "Williams
for President" machine into action.
Democratic party leaders had
another worry on their minds
when the final vote counts from
outstate began to pour in.
Bagwell's relatively strong show-
ing in Wayne County combined
w ith the revival of Republican
strength in the outstate precincts
cast doubts about the Democratic
Party's strength in the 1960 guber-
natorial race.
The ex-Michigan State Univer-
sity professor's charges of an
"anti-business" attitude in the
Lansing capital have apparently
not fallen on deaf ears. If Gov.
Williams decides to shun a
Neil Staebler described yes-
terday's Michigan election as "per-

possible presidential nomination,
Democratic party leaders are con-
cerned about his chances for an
unheard-of seventh term.
Gov. Williams' ten years in the
capital had probably lost some
votes from citizens who fear there
may be truth in GOP charges of
a semi-dictatorship. The Republi-
can "Time for a Change" slogan
used in the state gubernatorial
campaign also may have had an
effect on the Governor's predicted
If Gov. Williams fails to receive
the Democratic presidential nomi-
nation and decides once more to
make gubernatorial history in the
state, the GOP camp with Paul
Bagwell in front will probably
wage one of Michigan's fiercest
battles to regain the Governor's

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