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Review Top News Stories o Year
(Continued from Page 1)
wmrnf strca - 4 fri &. i- sh

Show Set

To Orginate
At Universit
"Queen for a Day," a National
Broadcasting Company television
show, will originate from the Uni-
versity campus on Jan. 5 and. 6 as
a salute to the 1959 campaign for
the March of Dimes.
The program, with Jack Baily
as master of ceremonies, will be
televised from the Sports Build-
ing. The Jan. 5 program will be
for the general public while the
Jan. 6 show will be for University
Schedule Rally
Also on schedule will be an out-
door rally for the campaign on
the diagonal, at 12 noon on Jan.
6. In addition, a radio broadcast
or telecast is planned with Uni-
versity talent featured along with
Johnny Cash, a well-known re-
cording and TV performer.
Doors will open at 2 p.m. for
the Jan. 5 program, and they.will
close at 2:45, but plans are being
made to have a later closing for
University students the following
The "Queen for a Day" prqgram.
is scheduled to begin at 4 p~mand
end at 4:30.
To Use 'U' Talent
The program will be shown lo-
cally over WWJ-TV, Detroit. Al-
though the telecast with Univer-
sity talent is still on a tentative
basis, arrangements are being dis-
cussed with WWJ-TV to carry
this program, also.
Ticket requests for the Jan. 5
show may be sent to P. O. Box
1959, Ann Arbor. Tickets for the.
Jan. 6 program will be distributed
the day before on campus.
to " t'he
Michigan Daily

PREMIER'S PLEA-Gen. Charles de Gaulle asked Parisians in
September to back his new constitution. Overwhelming acceptance
led to the formation of the Fifth Republic. General de Gaulle now
must face the task of holding the French government stable with
the aid of the accepted constitution.

GOI' WINNER-Nelson A. Rockefeller raised his arms in salute
when returns indicated his election asNew York governor despite
the nationwide Democratic landslide. Rockefeller's win may have
made him the foremost candidate for the 1960 Republican presi-
dential nomination.

tervened kept diplomats cautious
in their negotiations with Chiang.
The United States, since 1955, has
been publicly committed to aid in
the defense of Formosa and the
neighboring Pescvadores Islands.
The Chinese Reds have since re-
stricted their shelling to on-again,
off-again schedule.

tion for the Democratic Party this
A liberal tide, under the direc-
tion of the Democrats, surged
across the nation, upsetting almost
every Republican stronghold. The
Republican's resounding defeat
was the worst in years and cast
some doubt on their success in the
presidential election of 1960.
Out of the GOP's nation-wide
failure came a new political per-
sonality. Governor-elect Nelson
Rockefeller defeated New York's
Gov. Averill Harriman for the
state's highest office. Rockefeller's
personality and his success in New
York state may lead him to the
Republican's nomination for presi-
dent at their convention during the
summer of 1960. t
Even new Alaska jumped on the
Democratic bandwagon later in the
month and turned down all the
Republicans running for major
offices. Political observers foresee
an end to deeply-entrenched poli-
cies in both houses of the Congress
when the Democratic majority as-!
sumes control.
Soviets Eye Berlin
West Berlin, the thriving thorn
in the Soviet's side, became the
center of European attention last

month when the Russians began
another attempt to obtain com-
plete control of the crucial Ger-
man city.
The early November edict by
Soviet Premier Khrushchev an-
nounced that the Russians would
withdraw from the eastern sector
and urged the West to do the
The combined reply of the North
Atlantic Treaty Organization was
a loud "no" issued from Paris this
But while the West is united in
its determination to keep their
hands on West Berlin, they differ
on the next step to be taken.
Khrushchev, in the meantime, has
hinted that he will push a June 1
deadline for the withdrawal of the
United States, French and British
Behind the Soviet moves, experts
forecast, is the desire to see Berlin
in East German hands-a situa-
tion which would force the West
to deal directly with the puppet
Communist government.
Economy Recovers
Recession-conscious Americans
breathed- a sigh of relief late this
fall as economists unofficially'
closedtheir books on the 1957-58
economic downturn.
But demands for sweeping tax
cuts failed to convince the Admin-
istration that the recession was
that~ serious.
Produ6ers first became alarmed*
in August of 1957 when sales began
to dip and storage houses began to
become jammed. Layoffs and pay-
cuts spurred demands for govern-

mental action in order to bring a
halt to the economic spiral.
Administrative action came in
the form of more military con-
tracts and >a step up in. existing
public works programs. The reces-
sion hit bottom in April of this.
year and the economy has since
begun to slowly pick up.
Economists predict the average
American will be bette roff in 1959
but are not agreed on how much
better. Labor disputes in several of
the major automotive firms severe-
ly curtailed personal incomes and
temporarily blocked the upswing
predicted for the recent months.

.. _ . ,


{Bythe Author of "Rally RoundOheFlag, oy!**mdO
y "Barefoot Boy with Cheek.")



Appointments to seven commit-
tees were approved by Student
Government Council.
Barton Burkhalter, '60E, was
appointed chairman of the Edu-
cation and Student Welfare Com-
mittee in place of Ron Gregg, '59,
Council treasurer.
Frances Shaman, '60, Arlene
Wolinsky. '61, Linda Smith, '60,
and Ruth Bers, '61, were appointed
to the Human Relations Board.
Appointments of Martha Kin-
ley, '5914, of Assembly Association,
Lynne Betts, '60, of the League,
John Weicher, '59, of The Daily
and Brian Higgins, '60, of SGC
to the Student Activities Scholar-
ship Board were also approved.
r Robert Gunn, '60, was appointed
manager of the Student Book Ex-
change for the current year.
The Council also approved four
appointments to, the Early Regis-
tration Pass Committee for next
semester. The new members are
Delene Domes, '60, chairman,
Stephen Bailie, '60, Mark Owens,
'60, and Steven Leighton, '61E.
Harvey Yates, '60, was appointed
advisor of the committee.
Daniel Schlozman, '60, was ap-
pointed chairman of the Cinema
Guild Board. Others on the com-
mittee are Howard Nack, '59BAd,
Kathryn Kay, '62, and Maxine
Apple, '61.
Fred Merrill, '59, will replace
former SGC member Dan Belin,
'59, on the Rushing Study Com-

Name Kohl
Prof. John C. Kohl of the civil
engineering department, who has
been a member of the faculty
since 1946, has been appointed to
the Transportation Research Ad-
visory Committee of the United
States Department of Agriculture.
He looks on the position as an
opportunity for him to serve a
government agency which is vital-
ly concerned with transportation,
Shortly after Jan. 1 he will at-
tend an annual conference in
Washington, D.C. When this meet-
ing is over he will be on call at the
University for c o n s u 1 t a t i o n
throughout the year.
His present position as director
of the University's Transportation
Institute will in no way be altered
by this appointment, Prof. Kohl
The appointment, made by See-
retary of Agriculture Ezra Taft
Benson, is for a two-year term.
The research committee counsels
on all research programs of the
department which are related to
transportation and transportation
marketing service.

"The proper study of mankind is man," said Geoffrey Chaucer
in his immortal Casey At the Bat, and I couldn't agree more. In
these tangled times it is particularly proper to study man-how
he lives and works. Accordingly, this column, normally devoted
to slapdash waggery, will froni time to time turn a serious eye
on the social sciences.
In making these occasional departures, I have the hearty ap-
proval of the makers of Philip Morris Cigarettes, whose interest
is not only in providing young Americans with fine cigarettes,
matchlessly blended of vintage tobaccos, grown with loving
care and harvested with tender mercy, then cured with com-
passionate patience and rolled into firm tasty cylinders and
brought to you in long size or regular, in soft pack or flip-top
box, at prices which wreak no havoc on the most stringent of
budgets, but who are equally concerned with broadening the
minds and extending the intellectual vistas of every college
man and woman!
I, for one, am not unmoved by this great-heartedness, and
though I know it is considered chic these days to disparage one's
employers, I shall not. Indeed, I shall cry "Huzzah!" for the
makers of Philip Morris. I shall cry "Huzzah!" and "Viva!"
and "0161" and "Ochichoonyal"
But .I digress. For our first lesson in social science, let us
turn to economics, often called the queen of the social sciences.
(Sociology is the king of the social sciences. Advertising is the
Economics breaks down into two broad general classifica-
tions: 1) coins; 2) folding money. But before taking up these
technical aspects, let us survey briefly the history of economics..
Economics was discovered by the Englishman, Adam Smith,
He published his findings in 1786, but everybody giggled e
hard that Smith, blushing hotly, gave up the whole thing and
went into the cough drop business with his brother.
For long years after that economics lay neglected while the
world busied itself with other things,'like the birth of Victor
Hugo, the last days of Pompeii, and the Bunny Hug.
Then one day while flying a kite during a thunderstorm, the
American, Henry George (also called Thorstein Veblen), dis-_
covered the law of diminishing returns, and then, boy, the fat
was in the fire! Before you could say "knife" the Industrial
Revolution was on! Mechanization and steam power resulted
in prodigies of production. For example, before the Industrial
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