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Hungarians Mark Anniversary of

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OCTOBER 23, 1959 '


iserble State Condition

Threatens University

The New Era
NOW COMES the era of the Denial of it, all perhaps is better,
dwarf-brained monsters, Repudiation of your human kin;
A new triassic age, devoid of man. Be clever, but the dinosaurs will
The raging saurians, orin-beaked, get you -
brass-sinewed, Even a flock of sheep could
Crawl barking -forward run you in.
like Leviathan.
And laugh at us, who still persist
W6uld you discuss with tanks in fighting.
the aims of ethics? Surely in vain are will and
'Twere better, you kept mute power to scan,
and gazed apart. Now comes the era of the
The virtues you possessed dwarf-brained monsters,
have all been, murdered - A new triassic age, devoid of man.
Conscience, the plighted word, -Gyorgy Nagy,
the Christian heart. trans. Watson Kirkeonnel
Marx Brothers Save
'The Day at the Circus

'HE STATE of Michigan yesterday descended
to a financial and political nadir, and the
ture of the University inevitably fell with it.
In the wake of the Supreme Court's Use Tax
,cision it is difficult to predict when either
stitution will be back in comfortable opera-
on, but only .an optimist would predict quick
The evidence supporting a pessimistic view,
overwhelming: the ,state is now $100-odd
illion ; in the red and steadily slipping. It has
en estimated the state will lose $80 million
' June if no new tax measures are found.,
Financial losses are, only part of the misery,.
>wever. Michigan's national prestige has been
verely tarnished by a year of political confu-
n, and now further damage seems likely.
T IS NOT wholly fair to say the University
situation parallels that of the state, but an
alogy does exist. The University's financial
ndition has been shaky for three years. Little
no money has been allocated for buildings,
d it now seems certain that the much-de-
ed Institute for Science and Technology will
without buildings for at least one year..
More important, occasional faculty unrest
,s been prompted by the threat of no monthly
ychecks from the State Administrative Board.
ie University has not yet failed to provide
yroll funds for, its staff, although borrowing -
om banks and dipping into student fees has
en necessary.
How much longer the University can con-
iue meeting payrolls without depleting its re-
urces is debatable..
MORE FRIGHTENING question is " this:
How much longer can the University main-
n its position as perhaps the greatest of the
ite universities with only anemic support from
e Legislature? A similar situation exists all
ross the state. Colleges are suffering from
,1k of buildings and classrooms, while the
llege-age population is mounting with fright-
ing speed.'
Without even laying blame, it is legitimate
say the state is at present utterly unprepared
meet the rising needs of its schools.
'his does not mean the University is through
a major institution. It is simply too great
too many ways to quickly fall apart. How-
er, it was two full years ago that University
icials feared becoming a "second-rate univer-
y" if state support was not boosted. That
tement was admittedly made in a time of
sis, but the present crisis is probably greater.
O MATTER what the proportion of the
present problem,. the crisis of 'tomorrow
ich the state and University must face is
n greater. If party lines hold in the Legis-
Lre, a new tax plan could easily be fore-
fled-some 'say until next June.
Phis is admittedly a gloomy prediction, but
it comes to be true, the state will face a
icit of around $200 million, and the Univer-

sity can look forward 'to perhaps the meagerest
of days.
Two more important questions are finally
raised. First, should the Supreme Court have
ruled the Use Tax unconstitutional, since the
result seems to be only further troubles? Sec-
ond, what can be done to mitigate these future
problems and to lead Michigan out of its miser-
able wilderness?y
THE FIRST question must be answered with
an affirmation of the Court's stand, al-
though the Court's motives might be ques-
tioned. The Use Tax, in the opinion of most.
objective observers, was unconstitutional.
It was, moreover, unfair in placing the burden
on low-income, larg. family groups. It was
also inadequate, since any form of sales tax
Is unstable and fluctuates with the level of:
prosperity. However, the Court vote (five Demo-
crats against, three Republican' for) seems to
indicate that party interests overrode judicial
interests in the decision.
The Court decision, in turn, hinges on the
second question: What can be done to improve
the future situation? For the Court decision
prepares the path for a better tax solution
)than the use-business tax abortion which
emerged from eight months 'of bitter feuding
in the Legislature.
IT SEEMS possible now-although no one
predicts anything about the Legislature-
that some form of flat-rate income tax on
individuals and corporations will emerge from
the session which opens this week. Such a tax
form would be a step towards equity and
stability, and is levied in the great majority of
Need- for a new tax structure is not the es-
sence ,of the crisis of tomorrow, however. The
needs for reapportionment of state electoral
districts and revision of an anachronistic con-
stitution are primary and inescapable. The need
is also great' for the present Legislature to for-
get petty dislikes, party hatreds, personality
clashes--out of a sincere desire to resurrect
Michigan from the land of the fiscal dead.
Non-partisan committees of interested citi-
zens are already forming, and their aid could
prove invaluable in settling the situation. Study
groups are needed to report on the complexities
of the taxation problem, the present appor-
tioning of political districts, and the actual
industrial climate of the state.
The University, in the meantime, can do lit-
tle more than wait, continuing to explain its
needs and purposes to the public. But it should'
be emphasized that the waiting can not go on
too much longer.
A state university is by /definition intimately
tied to its state. If that state breaks down or
drags its feet, the state university cannot func-
tion with full efficiency.
Michigan has clearly broken down and is
dragging its feet. How much longer can the
University continue on the momentum ,of its
great reputation?


Daily Contributing Editor
N THE DIAG today several
Hungarian students will put up'
a Hungarian flag with the ham-
mer and sickle torn out of the
center. They will be recalling the
third anniversary of the Hungar-
ian rebellion.
University students and teach-
ers will many of them give' the
Hungarians a moment's thought
and pass on. They will think, "Oh,
look at that," or perhaps "good
for them," or perhaps "gung ho."
Hungary is a long way from
here, and it is hard for students
to get wrought up over it during
the fifth week of classes. Yet they
might give it a good, long thought.

THREE YEARS ago the secret
police fired on a group of un-
armed students who wanted to
broadcast on the radio the sixteen
demands of the students of the
University of Technology in Buda-
pest. A crowd of 1200,000, which
had collected at Parliament, went
to the radio station; and found
machine guns in the windows and
dead bodies in the street.
After a while, industrial workers
came in trucks bringing guns.
Within a few hours thousands of
Hungarians were shooting from
doorways, ducking around corners,;
and throwing Molotov cocktails at
TIRE ,HUNGARIAN students in


their action today are not trying.
to act heroic, though they may
have been brave if they were pres-
ent during the fighting. They want
to remind the West of Hungaryls
plight. Executions are still going
on, and demands of the rebels
have not been met; they believe
that no summit solution is com-
plete unless it cleans up the Hun-
garian situation.
Secondly, they want the West
to remember that Russia has
broken many promises in the
past, and that she may or may
not follow her promises in the fu-
ture. We might give them and
their ideas a good, long thought.

Brothers Marx is one that oc-
cupies the historical niche re-
served for team comedy 'of the,
punch-press/variety. . . . Harpo
offers charming pantomime (and
an occasional brilliant harp num-
ber), Chico plays a piano with a
technique almost too fast and fas-
cinating to be captured in cinema,
and Groucho constantly edits in
his well-chosen one-liners.
So goes "At the Circus." The
film itself belongs to an era a
weak-legged musical haircurlers.-
Unfortunately, there's a plot
that keeps getting in the why: Boy
can't marry Girl 'until he pays off
the Mortgage on his circus. Enter
Villains. (Why is it that Villains
are always minority-group mem-
bers? In this one, they're a strong
man and a midget.) Villains steal
loot needed to Save The Day. En-
ter legal-eagle Grouncho to Con-
quer All.
* '* *
GROUCHO AND company man-
age to get off a series of hilarious
scenes, but Boy and Girl must get
their licks in too, and the result
is a "run-like-mad-stop-for-a-
love-song" duel. He stops every-
thing to sing "Three Blind Mice"
or something to her (with an ele-
phant in the background for
mood), and one can im gine the
brothers panting at the cutting'
room door.
If you can out-wait the songs
and production numbers, you'll be
rewarded with a pain in your side
from, laughing at the better scenes.
Eve Arden makes a brief ap-
pearance here and there as a hu-
man fly, and makes the comment:
"Who ever heard of anyone sing-
ing with a horse act?" M-G-M
has, and if the picture has a prob-
lem, this is it.
A fairly competent shooting of
a Tolstoy short story provides the

opener for the program. You can't
miss with God in the title role of
"The Guest," as a religion-deny-
ing cobbler, heckled by his friends,
awaits a holy visit.
Cinema Guild has done worse,
and when the projector isn't flick-
ering, it's pretty good entertain-
-Ted Kyser
to the
Thanks .. .
To the Editor:
I AM writing this letter as a
means of expressing my appre-
cition to the Ann Arbor City Bus
Co. I was given an assignment in
student teaching. at 10:50fat Ann
Arbor High School. For about my
first week I had to take a cab out
to school because ordinarily there
are no buses running in Ann Arbor
from 10:15-11:15 a.m. This caused
a great financial hardship.,
I was delighted when Mr. Arvin
Marshall offered to run a special
bus out to Ann Arbor High School
for the benefit of another girl and
me. Lysbeth Hoffman and I wish
to say thank you.
-Marilyn, Carlsen
To the Editor:'
BRASS BAND, you cannot blast
your way to Beauty,
Nor will the battled beat of drums
be there.
It is a finer fury -
a subtler symphony
Of strange intensity of harmony.
Kathleen Dunne, '60

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GOLLY, what's wrong?" a the evening came on a proposal
tudent Government Council , by John Feldkamp, SGC treasurer,
er asked Wednesday after to establish a committee to study
eeting. campus discriminatory practices.
was referring to the elec- He proposed a committee of five
situation. Incumbents, or at Council members. Several mem-
a majority of them, have de- bers objected to this committee
not to run for re-election. het o e
council will lose a president, set-up.
tive vice-president and vari- Jim Martens, Inter-Fraternity
ected members. Of the eight Council president, said his group
d to the Council next month has a large file of information on
two will have had experience discriminatory p r a c t ic e s and
should be consulted m any study.
his hardly states the GC Many Council members seemed to
ing. The Council has been favor making the IFC and Pan-
ing from lack of leadership, hellenic presidents members of3
>f issues and lack of enthusi- aygop
y many of its members. One any group.
er, in fact, has not been seen AL HABER brought up a pro-
e posal for a board containing
* * * Council members, the IFC and
OBVIOUS demoralization Panhel presidents, representatives
een Wednesday night. The of the three fraternities on cam-o
a was bare, discussion was* pus that still have written bias
'd, and it was apparent that clauses in their national constitu-
lief goal of the members was tions and other interested parties,I
rly adjournment. They got including Administration mem-
10:15 p.m. bers.
ate was almost non-exist- The proposal ended up being
the tail end of the regula- tabled rather than fully discussed.
booklet sailed through with- At least preliminary discussioni
hitch, and with little dis- was needed in the philosophy of '
n or questioning. the group, as Haber suggested.
most extended debate of Should it be a fact-finding boardi


or a group which would be lead-
ing toward a definite policy on
discriminatory practices? No one
really seemed to care, at least
enough to discuss it fully.
Other action was routine, except
a motion by Dick Ugoretz to ask
the University to stop impound-
ing bicycles as a corrective mea-
sure to the parking problemh.
Ugoretz believed that student
pressure would effectively solve
any bicycle problem there may be.
* * *
HIS MOTION was sparked by
having his own bicycle impounded.
The Council treated the discus-
sion in a, light tone and failed to
take it as anything but a personal
gripe. Whether it did have any
merit was not fully discussed.
The Council session was admir.
able in one respect: the recent.
tone set by certain members of gay
and witty fun was missing. What
little the Council did was done in
a somewhat serious tone, a change
much for the better.
The Council needs a shot in the'
arm badly. It does not seem that
more than two or three candi-
dates now running for the eight-
vacant seats will be able to proL-
vide this.

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FTER THE, TALK with Mr. Khrushchev at
Camp David, it was believed in Washing-
that before the Presideht's visit to Moscow.
he spring, there would have to be a meeting
the summit. But before there could be a
eting at the summit there had to be an un-
standing among the Western allies, includ-
West Germany, about the position to be
m. Berlin and the German question are, of
rse, the sticky point, on which a.9 under-,
iding is needed. For it is plain that if and
n Macmillan, de Gaulle, and Eisenhower.
t Khrushchev, they must have a common
cy on how to stabilize the situation in West
ut this is easier said than done. For there'
n important difference of view between Ger-
ay and France on the one hand, Britain and
U.S.A. on the other. The basic difference
iat we are prepared to negotiate about Ber-
whereas our continental allies do not wish
negotiate anything which would alter the
us quo.
his difference explains the reluctance of
.. de Gaulle td accept the President's pro-
al for a summit meeting of the Western
s. Such a meeting would be a failure unless '
nce and Germany yielded to the President
agreed to treat Berlin as a negotiable
tion. The President would have to insist.
if he yielded to Gen. de Gaulle and Dr.
nauer by agreeing that the status of Berlin
xed, unalterable, and non-negotiable, the
omatic venture on which he embarked last
mer would be wrecked.
ALL PROBABILITY the difference among
ie Allies cannot be resolved quickly. Dr.
nauer is preparing for a crucial election in
, and he cannot voluntarily agree to any-
g which recognizes the legal existence of

French national interest. At least until that
election is over, until Dr. Adenauer has a new
political mandate, Bonn and Paris have a
strong interest 'in not engaging in a serious
negotiation about Berlin with the Russians.
In this country there exists the same differ-
ence of opinion about negotiating. It is led by
members of the Truman administration, by
Mr. Truman himself, Mr. Acheson, and Mr.
Paul Nitze. Their thesis is that the status of
West Berlin is not a negotiable question, that
the right policy for this country is to refuse
to discuss the status of West Berlin, and to.
defy the Soviets to do anything about West
Berlin. 'They think, it would appear, that tie
Soviet government will be over-awed by our
firmness. And if it is not over-awed, they are
prepared to fight some kind of "limited" war.
These retired Truman officials, like old sol-
diers, are in my view trying to relive the battles
in which they won their fame and their glory.
But while they are right in insisting that the
cold war will go on, their preoccupation with
their own past history is preventing them from
grasping and dealing, with the new phase of the
cold war. A rigid and unchanging diplomacy.
which is what they advise, will not work in the
present phase of the cold war,
IT WILL NOT WORK because it compels the
country to oppose all moves toward accom-
modation. This is an impossible platform from
which to exercise world leadership. Moreover,
this negativism contains within it an ugly
thing, which is quite evident and quite well
know. everywhere. This ugly thing is the belief
that without perpetual tension and fear the
democracies cannot be'induced to support the
necessary armaments, or trusted not to appease
the adversary and to sink into cowardice and.
lethargy. What lies at the root of this thing


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official publication of The Univer-
city of Michigan for which The.
Michigan Dailyassumes no e1-
torial responsibility. Notices should
be sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room, 3519 Administration Build-
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Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
VOL. LXX, NO. .2
1 ,.
General Notices
University Convocation in recogni-
tion of the ;100th anniversary of the
Lw School will be held Sat., Oct. 24 at
10:30 a.m., in the Rackham Lecture
Hall. Speaker will be the Honorable
John, M. Harlan, Associate Justice, Su-
preme Court of the United States.
There will also be a presentation of
honorary" degrees. Members of the
dean's 'conference andthe, law faculty
are invited to attend in academic cos-
tume. Other faculty members need not
robe. The public is invited.
Notice: Philosophy 61 make-up exam
will be given Sat., Oct. 24 at 9 a.m. in
Rm. 2401 Mason Hall.
Pharmacy Day: A program designed
to introduce high school students and
interested University students to the
profession of Pharmacy will be held on
Sat., Oct. 24. Interested students should
!contact the College of Pharmacy Office,
1525 Chem-Pharmacy Bldg. for further
Choral Union Members are remind-
ed that passes to either of the Boston
Symphony Orchestra concerts will be
issued on Fri., Oct. 23'between 9:00 and
11:30 and 1:00 to 4:30. After that date
no tickets will be given out. Members
may have a choice of one of' the two
concerts - Sat., Oct. 24 at 8:3Q or Sun.,
Oct. 25, at 2:30.
Benjamin F. Moore, president of the
University Non-Academic Employees
Local Union No., 1583, AFSCME, AFL-
CO, has called a special meeting of
the local union, Sun., Oct. 25,. at 5:00
p.m. in Rm. 3R of the Michigan Union.
Summary of action taken by Student
Government Council at its meeting Oct.
+21, 1959.
Approved minutes of previous meet-
Approved the following activities
sponsored by student organizations:
Nov. 10, 1959, Christian Science Or-
ganization, lecture, S p.m., University
Elementary School Aud.
Nov. 12-14, 1959, Women's League,
Sophomore Show "One Touch of ye

Sling of petitions for SC electlons to
Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.
College of Architecture and Deslgu:
Freshman 5-week grades are due on
Wed., Oct. 28. Please send them to 207
Architecture Bldg.
The Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre box
office will open Monday to sell ,season
and single tickets for the Playbill
19$9/60, 10-5 p.m. Productions include:
"Horse Eats Hat ("An Italian Straw
Hat"), "Don Pasquale" "Epitaph for
George Dillon," "DPas Rheingold," "~The
Way of the World," "Look Homeward,
Angel"(if available), and the Premiere
performane of an original play. Sea-
son tickets at $8.00, $4.50, $3.00. Single
tickets. "Dao!Rheingold, .$1.75, $1.40.
$1.00; "Don Pasquale,.$1.00; Premiere
Performance, 75c; al lotheta, $1.50, $1.10
The following student-sponsored so-
cial events have been approved for the
coming weekend. Social chairmen are
reminded.that requests for approval for
social events are due in the Office of
Student Affairs not later than 12
o'clock noon on Tuesday prior to the
Oct. 23: Alpha Rpsilon Phi and Sig-
ma Alph Mu, Beta Theta Pi, Chicago,
Hse., Fletcher Hal,7 Jordan .and.Cooley
se., Pershing Rifles, Phi Delta 'h1,
Winchell Hse.
Oct. 24: Rumsey He., Alpha Sigma
Phi, Alpha Tau Omega and Sigma Chi,
Anderson Hse., Beta Theta Pi, Chi Phi.
Delta 'Chi,' Delta Tau Delta, Delta Theta
Phi, Evans Scholars, Graduate Student
Council, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Kappa Tau,.
Reeves.Hse., Scott lite., Theta Chi, Zeta
Psi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Epsilon
]i, Alpha Epsilon P1.,
Oct. 25: Phi Delta Phi.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra, will
be heard in two concerts this weekend
-Sat., Oct. 24, at 8:30 (second concert
in the' Choral Union Series); and on
Sun.. Oct. 25, at 2:30 (first concert in
the Extra Series), in Hill Aud. The
Saturday evening program: Brandeno-
burg Concerto No. 6 (Bach); "Schelo-
mo" for cello and orchestra (Blochi)
with Samuel Mayes, soloist; and the
Brahms Symphony No. 2. The Sunday
evening program: Mozart Symphony
No. 38 in D major (Prague); Party
Scene and Finale from "The Tender
Land" (Copland) and the Beethoven
Symphony. No. 5.
Academic Notices
Psychology Colloquium: Dr. Donald
E. P. Smith, Reading Improvement
Service, Bureau of Psychological Serv-
ices, University of Mich. will speak oi
"Rea~ding Disaility: A Psychological


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