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Big Game Hunters

G1w Aidhiwn Daify
Seventy-First Year.
torials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.

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'Suzie Wong':
Educational Film?
FOR THOSE WHO have managed to live till now in their own lit
world, "The World of Suzie Wong" might add another dixnens
to their sex education. This almost seems the intention of most rece
After "The Virgin Spring," however, this will seem as tame
Snow White playing post office with her Seven Dwarfs. Morev
as an honest portrayal of a "bad" woman, it lacks whatever stat
"Butterfield 8" may have had.
Both women, Gloria and Suzie Wong, are in relatively the sa

AY, FEBRUARY 16, 1961



Management Rights
And Unemployment

'ORTNIGHT AGO, a United Autoworker's
'nion official said his union might try to
automakers' rights to locate their plants.
eth Bannon, director of UAW's Ford de-
nent, cited rumors the big automaker is
ng out with two new compacts, and argued
new cars ought to be built right here in
it . .. We have a lot of workers affected
itomation . .. Why not help them? If Ford
not want to live up to its moral obliga-
our people at the company say that, come
961 negotiations, we should put some teeth
e new contract pn management's right to,
, plants.'
Ford vice-president, who with Bannon par-
ted in a debate on automation, made no
diate reply, but later in the week shot
this statement.. "To .'keep the record
ht, ' Malcolm L.'Denise told Bannon, "let
sake it clear that under no circumstances┬░
the Ford Motor Co. agree to give up or
sign elsewhere the right of its manage-
to decide where any of its plants may be
ed . ".. Only management is or can be
fed to make the decision in the best in-
is of stockholders, customers and em-
s." This prerogative has not been ques-
: in the past, and "to have it otherwise
bring about results that would endahger
ompetetive position in the industry, affect
bility to meet the needs and wants of our
mers and consequently seriously threaten
'uture and well being of our employes."
F'ORTUNATELY, both Bannon and Denise
niss the point. For the UAW to ask man-
ent's rights in a company is an absurdity,
it is all it is asking. It isn't. The workers
every reason to fear unemployment, tech-
ical or otherwise. But, though the fear is
less compounded by present economic
ems, demands like Bannon's are not the
the other hand, Denise's "logic" is none
)und. The fact that abridgement of Ford's
,gement rights could ultimately affect the
e and well-being of its employes is scarce
ort to a man's who's been pounding the
nents looking for a job. Eiconomic logic,
udie Improves
e is going down: they only found viola-,
In about 87 per cent of the cases brought
e them during the sessions covered by its
t yesterday.
It year's fall semester chairman, Joel
e, said that about 95 per cent of those
;ht before the council during his tenure
found guilty of some violation,
seems unlikely that the quality of screen-
lone by the deans' offices, which send
to Joint Judic, has become any worse
rear, so the logical conclusion is that the
11 is becoming more judicial (and inde-
nt of the deans).
ter late than never.

alone, is notably insufficient for the solution
of society's economic problems.
THE REAL POINT of debates like this has
been clear for a long time. It is to be hoped
that it will be better remembered. It is that a
company like Ford cannot simply treat labor
as a commodity that can be sunimoned forth
by a market demand whenever needed,,in the
requisite amount, and largely ignored the rest
of the time. U.S. companies are a lot better in
this respect than they were not too many years
ago, but they still have a long way to go.
The nature of production is shifting, and, as
in any time of flux, there are bound to be se-
rious dislocations. It's up to the companies, and
the public, to ease the effect of the dislocations.
Simple assertions of the undoubted right to
manage do not help at all, no matter how true
they are.
UNDOUBTEDLY, all the displaced workers
can be reabsorbed into an expanding econ-
omy. This likely will involve actual geographic
shifts of workers, and more important, occu-
pational changes. A single worker can't do these
things. He hasn't the resources, and he doesn't
know enough. This is where the companies can
help. Over the short-run, it means negating the
savings of improved production; but neglect
means a slighting of the social responsibilities
of the large corpbration.
Unfortunately, industry seems often to forget
the brilliant insight of Henry Ford's introduc-
tion of the five-dollar wage: that its own work-
ers are industry's best customers. Putting men
out of work simply to save money is a dead-end
street, if the men are not immediately re-em-
ployed elsewhere. And the expectations of work-
ers, who are also consumers, are important. If
a man feels in danger of his job, likely he will
hedge against the danger, not push ahead, con-
IF COMPANIES have great responsibilities, so
do the workers, or their organizations, the
unions. One reason why industry is not stand-
ing in line to build plants in Michigan is the
state's so-called "bad labor climate."
Now, of course, management's definition of a
bad labor climate and an objectively-bad labor
climate are usually two different things. (Man-
agement are no angels,'either.) But there have
been a great many studies which seem to indi-
cate labor-management relations in the state
could be better.
More important in the national contest, un-
ion defense of "featherbedding" and other ri-
diculous work standards is in the long-run de-
leterious to the most efficient functioning of,
the nation's economy.
(BVIOUSLY, these make-work practices can't
be ended immediately. But in the long-run,
there's enough work to be done to absorb the
labor of a great many men. And perhaps 40
hours per week of it.
The whole solution isn't going to be easy, but
it's a necessary one. The first step is the hard-
est. It is simply the evidence of a little more
enlightenment and mutual common sense on
the parts of both management and labor.

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situation, childhood exigency turns
they gain a certain measure of
heart, or at least understanding,
which seems lacking in their re-
spectable rivals.
THE WORTH OF these two wo-
men seems to be wrought from
their hard lives and their capacity
to make love at will. '
The Suzie Wong saga may be
interesting to late adolescents for
the simple reason they haven't
met with this situation yet. Good
man loves bad girl. After several
days of severe temptation, they
fall in love when bad girl turns
over new leaf. Happy months
later, a little baby from a pre-
vious relationship is discovered
hidden with some old woman. All
is forgiven immediately, of course.
Love conquers all. ,

into adolesent prolificacy. Yet
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than in Aud. C,' Angell Hall.
Zoology 126 (Celluar Physiology). Be-
ginning Thursday February 16, lec-
tures Will be held in Room 2042 Na-
tural Science Bldg., and not as listed
in the Time Schedule. Laboratory
meeting place unchanged.
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also be space for a limited number of
present freshmen and Juniors. Please
telephone NO 2-3225 for an appoint-
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poor man and cannot take money
from his girl-friend. He curses
and swears and girl leaves, be-
cause is now good and doesn't
have to put up with that.
Anyway, if this sounds like tripe,
remember who they're selling it to.
.-Thomas Brien
Two New



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Challenge for One-Party Rule?


Spoilsmanship and Education

TIE DEMOCRATS are making key educa-
aal posts political plums as indicated in
ttempt to appoint national committeeman;
Las H. E. Quimby to the non-political post
cretary to the Michigan State University
i of Trustees, they are doing a dangerous
s not only a dangerous precedent for the
ial welfare of state universities, but is a
om of greater evils within the party.
a partisan system is as good a way as"
o nominate educational board members
rn fact, keeps the state's responsibility for
tion before the public. This tie-up with
:s' is dangerous, however, if the board
ers retain their political affiliations or
ubject to undue pressure from the party
ine. This is the case in the MSU appoint-
7 PRESIDENT JOHN Hannah has in-
hieated that neither Lynn M. Bartlett nor
by would be acceptable for the post, which
s close- work with the president and a
ome salary. Board members Donald
Editorial Staff
City Editor Editorial Director
E'H McELDOWNEY......Associate City Editor
H DONER.......... Personnel Director
AB KABAKER.................Magazine Editor,
LD APPLEBAUM .. Associate Editorial Director
AS WITECKI.....................Sports Editor.
iEL GILLMAN........Associate Sports Editor
Bness stir

Stevens had pressured fellow members Connor
Smith and C. Allen Harlan out of their support
of John L. Sweeney by threatening not to
nominate them for the post. He is now applying
the same pressure on them to accept Quimby.
In spite of the fact that Harlan has been'
renominated and Smith did not seek a nomi-
nation, the pressure is continuing. More pres-
sure might come from past Democratic state
chairman Neil Staebler, who would stand in
line to get Quimby's national committeeman
job if Quimby won the secretarial post.
PIS TAINT OF putting politics into educa-
tion has reached the top as GOP state
chairman George M. Van Peursem has ac-
cused Governor Swainson of backing Stevens
and stipulating that the new secretary "must
be in sympathy with the Democratic party."
"Sympathy" or political affiliations should
have no effect on the choice of a man for an
educational post.
If the Democrats succeed in making a key
post at MSU a political plum, this trend could
extend to presidential positions, and eventually
no man, however capable, could achieve an
influential education post without allying andf
perhaps compromising himself with a political
This could becpme disastrous in terms of a
free educational system and could seriously
lower the quality of educational staffs in
showing a great weakness if they stoop to
making education a political reward. They
show that they are more interested in gaining
power and playing politics than in the actual
welfare of state and future state citizens.
If a political party cannot handle its machine

Daily staff writer
WITHIN less than seven weeks
Ann Arbor will decide if it
wants another year of one-party
Republican government, when it
chooses a mayor and five of the
ten City Council members.
At the time of the last mayoralty
slection just two years ago, the
mayor and four councilmen were
Democrats. When Democratic
Mayor Samuel 'Eldersveld, a Uni-
versity political science professor,
decided not to run for a second
term the Democrats nominated
councilman Lloyd Ives, who was
defeated by the G.O.P.s Cecil 0.
In the same campaign the Dem-
ocrats lost one Council seat, and
in 1960's spring election the other
three Democrats still holding
seats, including Ives, were all de-
THE PRESENT city political
scene leads to at least two super-
ficial impressions-that a council
which has had no dissension to
speak of for a year is stagnant and
ineffective, and that the Demo-
cratic Party hereabouts has come
close to extinction within two
The first impression will be the
subject of a later column. The
second one is enhanced by the.
nomination of Mrs. Dorthee S.
Pealy for mayor by the Democrats.
Not that Mrs. Pealy is a bad
candidate. On the contrary, she
has unusually fine qualifications
for the office such as a Ph.D. in
political science and intensive
academic study of municipal gov-
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strong in these parts and she is
the first woman ever to seek the
position. Chances are that there
was feverish and fruitless talent
scouting among eligible Democrat-
ic males before Mrs. Pealy was se-
This lack of political power and
available talent among city Dem-
ocrats is more apparent than real.
The typical Republican candi-
date-the retired businessman or
established lawyer-can afford to
run for office more readily than
the typical -Democratic professor
or young white collar worker, in
terms of time and money.
To be more than a symbolic
mayor might take a considerable
toll on the careers of many Dem-
ocratic leaders;Ethis was one rea-
son why Prof. Eldersveld did not
run again.
present even if they are not all
seeking offices. Thenewly-elected
city Democratic Chairman, Prof.
Gerhard L. Weinberg of the his-
tory department, heads a refur-
bished party organization which
features many new faces.
This new task force has quite a
task ahead of it. In a solidly Re-
publican area the Democratic
party workers are not over-abund-
ant and the rank-and-file must be
supplemented by many independ-
ents or those who normally don't
vote, to produce, any Democratic

a substantial increase over the out, bi
party strength four years ago. marrie
This shows that the Democratic home,
organization is still viable, al-
though the improvement over INCI
1956 may be due largely to the 0. Cre
elimination of a certain ex army scared,
general from the scene, and a con- vacatio
siderable swing of Catholic Re- palgn
publicans to Kennedy. ment.'
It is one thing for the Demo- that t
cratic organization to mobilize 9,- come f
000 votes for a national candidate probab
and another to get 7,000 for a in the
nominee for mayor. little t
Usually winning mayoralty can- campal
didates receive around 7,000 votes It cc
in elections which find well over it cou
one-third of the eligible voters than e
not bothering to cast ballots. The
* * "the fir
JUDGING FROM previous to- two ca
tals, the Democrats this spring nomin
have a core of 5,000 votes, month
It will be interesting to see how chance
Mrs. Pealy and her campaign for C
manager Peter Darrow, a young sentim
lawyer, will attempt to add the one or
needed strength to this basis to City C
win the election. Nob
Besides the handicap of prece- more c
dent, a woman candidate has oth- ing un
er practical political problems, but po
While a hard-hitting campaign The
may bring the apathetic voters to and th
the polls, it also can be a little ernmer
too unrefined for what is expected pletely
of a Midwestern lady, they a
An active round of speechmak- only a
ing may increase the voter turn- gain ar

rut voters may feel that a
d woman's place is in the
even during a campaign.
* * *
UMBENT candidate Cecil
al, not particularly running
is on a three-week Florida
on and the style of his cam-
is undetermined at the mo-
However, all indications are
he fireworks will have to
from the Pealy camp. Creal
ly prefers an inactive role
coming weeks, and he has
o gain politically by a brisk
*uld be a dull election, but
ld offer more excitement
Democrats are strong in
st ward Council race with
%ndidates seeking the party
ation in a primary this
. The party also has a fair
in the other four contests
ouncil seats, where public
ent may be inclined to get
two opposition voices. on
ody gives Mrs. Pealy much
chance than a snowball ly-
der Creal's beach umbrella,
litics is a funny business.
vitality of the campaign
he future of one-party gov-
nt locally seem to be com-
up to the Democrats, for
re in the offensive role, and
highly-skilled offense will
ny seats on the City Council.

Daily staff Writer
TWO of the most powerful Re-
publicans in the State Senate
recently added two new rationali-
zations to back up GOP obstruc-
tionism to any and all Democratic
Senate Taxation Committee
Chairman ClydeH. Geerlings, who
stated that Swainson's sensible tax
reform program doesn't have any
chance of getting out of his com-
mittee ,proclaimed that "the peo-
ple feel they spoke last November
when they approved the sales tax
hike." Geerlings said that mail,
phone calls and personal conver-
sations were running 99.9 per cent
against the Governor's -program.
But at the same time, the con-
servative Senator added that he
will oppose any move to put the
income tax package on the April.
3 ballot an alternative currently
beling pushed by some of his Re-
publican colleagues.
* * *
change my mind") Porter con-
curred with Geerlings grim predic-
tion and cited the poor business
conditions and resultant high wel-
fare demands as the barrier to any
expansion of state institutions and
agencies. Said Porter, who is other-
wise famous for his cryptic com-
ments on the Wayne State speaker
ban, "One thing we have to do is;
take care of the sick and hungry
whether the schools are running.
or not," a curious bit of logic from
an ultra-conservative Michigan

Affirm Beliefs on HUAC

The Queen's University, elfast, Ire-,
land, again offers an exchange scholar-
ship for a University of Michigan
graduate. The scholarship will provide
fees, board and lodgingforthe saa-
demic year 19142. A married Student ' Y
receives £170 in lieu of board and lodg-
ing. A grant of $400 will be made by
the Graduate School to partially d0-
fray the cost of travel. Study may be
carried on in any of the academic di-
ciplines offered at the Queen's Univer-
(Continued on Page 8)
fVfis takes
Associated Press News Analyst
about to reap the harvest of
its own mistakes-or perhaps it
would be better to say its own dis-
abilities-in the Congo.
It was fairly cleaat the begin-
ning of the crisis that by attempt-
ing to police the situation, and to
help the Congolese establish a
stable government in the mean-
time, the UN was attempting to
give help where there was no one
to help. Trying to establish a
stable government quickly was
So was trying to establish a
long-term trusteeship, under which
the UN would have taken over
lock, stock and barrel for perhaps
20 years until a government cadre
could be established. Too many
members lacked either the money
or the will.
IN THIS situation the UN tried
a police action, in which the po-
lice were not authorized to act, as
thoughthey were dealing with a
civilized country where the mere-
presence of world public opinion
could have some effect. It did not.
Different factions constantly
challenged 'UN authority from the
first, even when, every effort was'
made to stand clear of Congolese
politics. Then the UN sent Raje-
shwar Dayal, of India, to head the
Soon there developed a feeling
in the west, and there were con-
crete reports from observers in the
Congo, that Dayal was pursuing
the Indian type of neutralism
which played into the hands of
the Lumumba group.
IN THE LAST of many arrests,
Lumumba was physically mistreat-
ed and finally killed.
The internatioial police had not
kept order, and such attempts as
they had made gave the neutrals
an impression that they were work-
ing for the, western powers and for
Belgium, the ousted' landlord.
Now the Soviet Union has bro-
ken relations with Secretary-Gen-
eral Hammarskjold, bringing the
UN situation back to where it was
in 1950 when Russia also broke
with a former secretary-general,
Trygvie Lie,Nover UN action
against the North Korean com-
* * *
UN OBSERVERS are betting
Hammarskjold will serve out his
term on the ground that retire-
ment of the secretary-general un-
der such pressure would be bad
for the UN, despite the fact it
will mean three years of noncom-
munication between his office and
the Soviet Union.
At the end of three years the

To the Editors;
CURRENTLY the House Admin-
istrative Committee is in the
process of considering the HUAC's
two-year appropriation. A number
of organizations, representing the
legal profession, Church, and La-
bor, as well as representation from
the press, have urged the abolish-
ment of the HUAC or have severe-
ly criticized its past activities.
First and foremost is the criti-
cism that the HUAC has carried
out its mandate without any clear
procedural guarantees for pro-
tecting the rights and dignity of
individuals brought before it. In
this respect even a cursory review
of its activities will convince one
of the intense damage it has done
to American political ideology and
procedure; hence, the heading
chosen for this letter.
Secondly, its mandate has been
obscure from the beginniing, thus
allowing the HUAC to investigate
private persons as to theiropin-
ions and beliefs. These are powers
expressly forbidden to Congress by
the First Amendment. A poten-
tially long list of further criti-
cisms can be abridged byrmerely
mentioning the following: that the
HUAC, judging from its annual
reports, has shown to underplay
or not even mention events ivhich
once, at their instigation, caused
newspaper headlines, thus exem-
plifying an utter cynicism about
their mission; that appropriations

viction that the time has come for
a reaffirmation of a few simple
beliefs. Beliefs which seen to have
been so sadly misunderstood by a
few who had; but did not use, the
power to strengthen and interpret
If you feel likewise, you might
want to write your Congressman
or talk with your friends.
--John Gyr
William P. Livant
Albert Cafagna
Albert Chammah
Confused s .
To the Editor:
SINCE WE are a fraterniy of
basically suave, conservative
men, we are prone neither to
bragging about our own incredibly
fantastic assets, nor to criticiz-
ng the mistakes of Daily trainees
writing their first front page fea-
ture stories. , I
However, we feel the recent
Daily article on the proposed new
ZBT house may have left the men
of that fraternity a bit confused,
and so we would like to help in
settiing matters straight.
When the ZBT's move to the
North Campus area, they will find
they are not alone, for the future
medics of Phi Chi (the world's
largest and first international
medical fraternity, and the first,
fraternity to provide living quar-
ters for married members) have
already been situated in luxurious
surroundings on the edge of North

Third; if the ZBT men plan to
use US-12 to reach central cam-
pus, we have found it takes about
20 minutes to reach US-12 from
North Campus and another 15
minutes to turn around and drive
back to central' campus, rather
than a total of 10 minutes (again
as reported in The Daily).
Finally, while we welcome our
new ZBT neighbor, we would pre-
fer to see our former Chi Omega
neighbor moving out here.
-Dale McGhee, '62M
Phi Chi, Medical Fraternity
Collision Cost.
To the Editor:
APPARENTLY there exists some
confusion in people's minds
concerning automobile insurance.
Liability insurance, which virtual-
ly everyone owns, covers 100 per
cent of any damage done to an-
other car. Collision insurance,
which is usually held only by those
who drive fairly late model auto-
mobiles, is usually $50' or 'i$100
"deductible." This means that any
damage done to a person's own car
is covered only after the owner
has paid the first $50 or $100, as
the case may be. Damage done to
another, on the other 'hand, is
covered completely.
For this reason, if the person
who did about $100 damage to my
black Jaguar sedan when it was
parked Thursday noon in the Uni-
versity lot behind Helen Newberry

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