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VAGUE FOUR

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1950

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FRIDAY, JANLIARY 20, 1950
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Engineering Curriculum

A RECENT EDITION of The Engineering
News contained an editorial by Richard
A. Humes in which he puts forth the
opinion that the engineering students are
"in a rut." He voiced disapproval of their
complete devotion to school work without
leaving time for participation in extra-
curricular activities.
The question of whether or not to de-
vote time to non-scholastic functions is
an outgrowth of that ancient topic so
useful for freshman compositions, a lib-
eral education versus technical training.
The point of Humes' article is valid as far
as it goes, however it has ignored the
more basic problem involved. It would
be fine for engineers to take part in
extra-curricular functions, but it is more
important for them to have a well-
rounded curricular program. This is not
possible with the present arrangement.
The engineering program is simply set
up in such a way as to discourage non-
technical courses. To receive his degree the
engineer must complete 140 hours. Out
of this total, 10 hours must be taken in
required English courses, six hours in eco-
nomics, and six hours in non-technical elec-
tives. That leaves 118 hours of scientific
and technical subjects which must be
mastered. The student is actually opposing
the principles espoused by his college if he
should try to broaden his mind.
Perhaps the attitude of the engineers
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: DAVE THOMAS

themselves is not entirely blameless for
the situation. All too many of them take the
Philistinic view that they should expose
themselves only to that form of knowledge
which will provide them with a direct
means of earning a living. This sort of
outlook is certainly not conducive to in-
stituting a change in the program.
Of course engineering is an exacting pro-
fession and requires extensive training in
subjects pertinent to it. The forestry school,
however, which also trains students in a
non-technical skill, has found it possible to
include in its curriculum many non-tech-
nical electives. Even the highly specialized
architecture college provides for as many
as 22 hours of outside electives in addition
to the required economics and English.
There are several possible solutions to
the problem. The engineering curriculum
could be lengthened by one semester mak-
ing it similar to the architecture program;
or, more extreme, it could be put on a
graduate school level like the dental
school. Another scheme would be to have
the student enter engineering school while
still an undergraduate, but only after hav-
ing completed two years in the literary
college, such as is done in preparation for
the business administration school.
Any proposal for lengthening the course
of study, however, is disagreeable to the in-
dividual who finds it financially difficult to
attend college at all. Perhaps, then, it would
be possible merely to have the student sub-
stitute non-technical electives for some of
the technical courses that he is required to
carry. At any rate the engineering college
should alter its program to some extent
to conform to the basic liberal education
policy of 'our colleges rather than remain
the trade school which it exists as today.
-Ed Silberfarb.

f ,

Class (Mi.
A FEW WEEKS AGO everyone was lean-
ing out end letting fly at what the future
50 years in our fair land would hold. It is not
out of line therefore that we take a quickie
at what the University's hallowed class-
rooms witnessed this past semester.
The 8, o'clock, as usual, got the raw
end-one seriously doubts that more than
half those attending these early morning
frolics know what manner of business
was transacted.
The rest of class sessions seemed to stand
solid under the assaults of the conspiring
academicians except for the lectures. There
is the salted wound.
Since the predominance of veterans has
vanished from the undergraduate classes,
many have forgotten that there are still
persons attending the University who are
interested in gaining an education.
At any rate if discourtesy and disinterest
are the by-words To get to a lecture on
time is now unheard of. To be quiet

s) Conduct

after arriving is heresy. Particularly the
co-eds. Agggh, the co-eds.
Amazing thing about the situation is
the equanimity of the professor in the face
of what might be construed as a personal
affront to his power at the podium. Why
none of them carry a 'silencer' is mystery of
the first order. Perhaps (allow a predic-
tion) they will do so before the century
mark is turned, although by then even a
pocket revolver won't prove enough.
Maybe the employment of the old -
fashioned head knockers of Pilgrim meet-
ing house vintage would help. This stu-
dent, however, would welcome the use of
some good and equally old-fashioned
professorial oaths the next time a lecture
audience starts packing their books and
donning overcoats at ten minutes till the
hour.
It might not do much good at that, but
possibly a few of the disturbers might get
shocked into dropping the course.
--Rich Thomas.

Not Worth It
THANKS TO the Regents, administration,
and cohorts, at least one of the perils of
modern civilization has been eliminated
from undergraduate life here at the Uni-
versity.
The reference is to the recent explosion,
caused by the flaming bowl of cafe diablo
- brandied coffee, at a gourmet's banquet
which burned and seriously injured three
prominent Detroiters, and slightly injured
three others.
The University's liquor laws, in the
first place, and the notorious grade of
food it serves in the dorms, which would
repel even the staunchest-stomached
gourmand, in the second place, would
clearly render such an occurence impos-
sible.
There is a question, however, suggested
by the situation that needs consideration:
Is the cause, in the University's case, worth
the cure?
-Rich Thomas.
Wire- Tapingo
Infractiont
DURING THE Coplon-Gubitchev case,
now being tried in New York, Judge
Sylvester Ryan was given reason to suspect
that the whole case is based upon evidence
obtained through wiretapping; unless the
FBI can disprove his suspicions, Judge
Ryan will throw the whole case out of
court.
Concerning the wiretapping methods
which Hoover's FBI has admitted using,
Justice Louis D. Brandeis has said, "Cen-
turies of thought have established stan-
dards. Lying and sneaking are always
bad no matter what the ends.... For my
part, I think it is a less evil that some
criminals should escape than that the
government should play an ignoble part."
Even Judith Coplon's conversations with
her lawyer were not free from an un-
Wanted audience consisting of FBI men.
As Harold Ickes has said, "only the con-
fessional is more sacred" than the con-
versation between a lawyer .and defendant.
The Supreme Court of the United States
once said that any convicitions based on
wiretapping evidence or on evidence pro-
curred through wiretap leads is unlawful.
Supporting the Supreme Court decision
is Section 605 of the Communications Act
which "forbids all interceptions and di-
vulgences to any person." And the fourth
Constitutional amendment protects an
American against "illegal searches and
seizures."
In view of these laws and opinions hand-
ed down by reputable citizens, it is clear
that if Judge Ryan's suspicions remain
after the FBI tries to disprove them his
threat should be carried out.
-Leah Marks.
T'he 'Songs'
Of-ichian
THE UNIVERSITY sadly needs some
"singable" school spirit songs - and the
seniors have a chance to perform a lasting
service to Michigan posterity by coming
forth with a vocal gem in the current senior
Song Contest.
Throughout the whole year students
complain about the lack of school spirit
at Michigan - and the seniors do more
than their share of nostalgic reminiscing
about the "good old days," when there
was "a certain spirit" about the school.
Our school songs are inadequate - let's
face it. Most of our students have hever
bothered learning the words to the "Maize

and Blue" - and the result at the football
games is a pitiful display of hypocritical
mouthing of the words while the dirge-like
strains of the tender alma mater hymn
emitted from the band echo across the
stadium.
And there is something ironically in-
appropriate about joyously "Hailing to
the Victors Valiant" when the Michigan
team is twenty points behind.
The song contest which is being spon-
sored by the Senior Night committees is
open to all seniors. It will be their last
chance to add a new note to our deficient
repertoire, achieve immortality, and re-
ceive the thanks of future students.
-Joan Willens.
Devaluation Helps
There are some persons - Drew Pearson,
for one-who have been saying devaluation
of the pound did not really help Britain at
all. The facts seem definitely against them.
Reliable London report has it that since
devaluation the British have actually re-"
versed the drain on their dollar reserve.
Immediately after devaluation in September
that reserve stood at $1,404,000,000. Now, it
is reported, it stands at about $1,500,000,000.
This is no tremendous gain - something
less than $100,000,000 in four months. But
every month before that had been showing
sharp declines in the reserve.

'New Voice ...'
To the Editor:
I HAVE READ with considerable
interest the editorial written b
Mr. Gregory, and also with alarm
at some of the critics' advers
comments, it reminds me of a re-
mark I heard a student make-
"Let Uncle Sam pay." I asked him
the question, Do you know wh(
Uncle Sam is - why the Govern
ment of course. But who is th
Government? I told him ever
morning when I looked into m
mirror I saw Uncle Sam-a TAX-
PAYER.
Some weeks ago the top bracke
economist, Dr. Edwin G. Nourse
quit his post as Chairman of Pres-
ident Truman's Council of Eco-
nomic Advisers. His last officia.
words are as follows, I quote-
"As an economist, I do not see
standards of life being raised ade.
quately out of enlarged produc-
tion, when a great labor organiza-
tion sees the current situation as
the 'occasion for a reduction in the
hours of work' . .. when the cza
of coal orders a three-day week~
with full pay for a redundant labor
force . . . when pensions at 60 are
demanded for a population steadi-
ly becoming longer-lived.
"I am not happy either when I
see government slipping back into
deficits as a way of life in a period
when production and employment
are high, instead of putting its fis-
cal house in order and husbanding
reserves to support economy if less
prosperous times overtake us.
"We must recognize that we
can't get more out of the economic
system than we put in, the collec-
tive bargaining in good faith and
on solid facts is a road to a work-
able distribution of total product
and that monetary and fiscal
tricks have no power of magic but
are a slippery road to misery."
Work is a nasty word to many.
Hard work is even a nastier com-
bination of words. And the hard
worker in many a place of em-
ployment is anathema to others
who believe in doing so much in
just so much given time and no
more, in fact just enough to keep
out of trouble. But not enough
patriotism or loyalty to stop the
TAXPAYER from giving this
something for nothing" called a
Welfare state by unfair taxation.
-Frederick Shurley
Non-Religious ..
To the Editor:
AM somewhat puzzled by one
paragraph in the otherwise ex-
cellent article on religion in the
last fifty years, which appeared in
The Daily's Sunday issue.
"The various Protestant church-
es indicated a difference of opin-
ion on the amount of extra-re-
ligious participations and func-
tions which the Church should
carry out . . Congregationalists,
Methodists, Episcopalian, Presby-
terian and Baptist groups engage
in Church youth groups and other
non-religious activities centering
around the Church."'
I doubt that any of these
Churches would consider their
youth groups as "non-religious" or
"extra-religious" in any sense of
the term. If by "religious" activi-
ties,the writer meant only worship
services and Bible study, that is
an unwarranted use of the term.
A Church does not consider any
of its activities as "non-religious,"
-even its parties. Rather it re-
gards its whole program as an in-
tegrated plan to bring religion
more vitally and joyously into the
lives of its people. It uses many
methods for this purpose: some-
times worship, sometimes discus-
sion groups, sometimes recreation.
Every project undertaken, secular
though it might seem to the casual

glance, has an underlying spiritual
significance.
Since the Churches are com-
manded to "love thy neighbor,"
any activity undertaken by the
Church to help people spiritually,
mentally, or physically, can and
should be called a religious activ-
ity.
-Flora Slosson
* * .*
NAACP Convention ...
To the Editor.:
IN WASHINGTON, D. C., one of
the most important lobbies ev-
er assembled in the history of the
United States convened this past
weekend. The NAACP Civil Rights
Mobilization, sponsored by ,more
than 50 national organizations,
was first-rate news. However,
with the exception of the Negro
papers, practically the entire com-
mercial press, including The
Michigan Daily, ignored or buried

The demands of these delegates
was silhouetted against the vicious
policies of discriminatio that
e abound in Washington. Negro
y delegates found segregated hous-
y ing, segregated restaurants, segre-
e gated theatres, and even segre-
egated cemeteries!
These are the practices that ex-
Sist in the capitol of the world's
Sforemost democracy. Some o
these practices also exist in Ann
eArbor and it will be the task o
ythe Ann Arbor delegation, just as
it will be the task of every other
Scommunity delegation to this lob-
by, to expose and expunge discrim-
Sination wherever it is manifested
For this reason, delegates called
upon President Truman to erase
Jim-Crow in Washington, D. C.,
and to sincerely stand behind the
recommendations of his Commit-
r tee on Civil Rights.
For President Truman to ask
-for a civil rights program while
- refusing to utilize power through
swhich he may legally eliminate
the corroding practices of dis-
Scrimination will seem to be hypo
. critical and insincere to delegates
r from many states. It is 1950. The
time is now to secure the rights of
all groups, regardless of the color
of their skin, the church to which
Ithey belong or the political do-
trines which they believe in.
I -Hy Bershad
tw* *a
rMusic Critic .. .
To the Editor:
RE: dELAINE BROVAN. Since
Miss Brovanerdtlien-
*fied an encore piece by Karol Szy-
I manowski as written by "Smelov-
sky" in reviewing the Glenn-List
concert of January 6, her literary
1 peregrinations in matters musical
has been a source of high amuse-
ment. But the whole pthing ceases
to be funny with her scabrous re-
view of the Cincinnati Orchestra
E:concert.
While Miss Brovan was bored,
fdmany of us felt a difficult pro-
Igram was performed magnifi-
cently, at white heat, by Thor
Johnson and his men. I feel justi-
fied in writing since I have in the
past done professional concert re-
viewing. Last night's was a diffi-
cult program to play: certainly
there were a few faulty intona-
tions and two or three tentative
attacks by the orchestra, but the
Boston Symphony displayed these
same distressing qualities in their
programs. here last October. Or-
chestras are human, but when
they respond with the verve and
intensity displayed by the Cin-
cinnati organization, one can ov-
erlook occasional blemishes. Inter-
pretively, the concert was a mag-
nificent achievement: it is near-
ly impossible to find a conductor
who willerespect the diretions
given in a score (and yet pro-
duce a thrilling musical perform
ance) as Dr. Johnson did in all
the works he undertook, espec-
ially the Franck Symphony. This
lastwas given a reading, I have
yet to hear matched much less
surpassed by any conductor, eith-
er in concert, over the air, or on
discs. I am not a Frank-Sym-
phony partisan, but am not
ashamed that the performance
was an exhilarating experience
which left the same spiritual sat-
isfaction that the Budapest Quar-
tet's Beethoven Op. 135 Quartet
performance did. Were I a single
happy soul in a mob of disgruntled
listeners, there might be some
cause for wonder, but the con-
sensus of opinion was eminently
favorable last evening.
What gives with Brovan A new
hearing aid, perhaps, or a stiff
dose of pepto-bismol might turn
the trick. Or better, let her con-
fine her talents to theme-writing

for Music Lit 41. This letter will
not change her opinion, doubt-
less, but in fairness, the other side
deserves a hearing. I'm for more
Johnson and less Brovan and wel-
come members to this newly-
formed society.
-Roger C. Dettmer
Transport Plan . .
To the Editor:
I WOULD LIKE to extend my
sincere thanks to those drivers
and other volunteers who helped
make our program of transporta-
tion to the airport a success. In
all, the club assisted well over
two-hundred students via special
busses and private car.
To those many students who
have called me, or have written
the club, I would like to say that
our organization was .glad to
serve you, and we will make ar-
rangements for further transpor-
tation facilitis in the smrina if

Xette, 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.

ed statements, and purely sub-
jective analyss.
As a fine example of this, I
would like to quote from a letter
written by a Harold Walsh and
published intThe Daily of Janu-
ary 17. Writes Walsh:
"The IFC tabled a motion which
would have permitted no adverse
criticism of such matters as that
Negroes can't play on the basket-
ball team, at least by players on
the team in question . . . . (the
same principal is) just like the
students' not being able to get
anything done with the policies
of the University on Thanksgiving;
or China. Not the University poli-
cies, though; just China." And
further along in the letter: "It's
almost the same thing like the
situation of mercy-killings or the
question. There are things you
can't go above."
Not very clear is it? The Daily
should exercise its discretion and
withhold such vague letters that
do no more than confuse the is-
sue and take up space that could
be put to better use in your pub-
lication.
-John C. Wicker
(EDITOR'S NOTE: It occurred to us
that possibly Mr. Walsh was mnak-
ingathe same point, though by ex-
ample rather than by precept. Any-
way, our policy has been to print all
letters, subject to the good taste and
300-word restrictions, and as long as
space limitations do not. interfere
we believe this is fairer all around.
* * *
Wire-Tapping . .
To the Editor:
THE CASE of the wire-tapping
FBI, who intercepted a defend-
ant's conversation with her lawyer,
has now gone beyond the Judith
Coplon case to the United Nations,
and J. Edgar Hoover has told Con-
gress that his agency is tapping
the phones of less than 170 per-
sons involved in "internal securi-
ty" cases. This to discredit reports
of wholesale wire-tappings.
The FBI must do everything
within its means to protect us and
our civil rights. Since there are
100 million subversives in this
country :(we can beat Russia at
any sort of statistics), I suggest
that 170 is, far from wholesale,
only a drop in the bucket. Every-
body should be tapped, and espe-
cially good specimens can be
turned over to Mr. Funt's show.
It is also essential that all mail be
censored, especially Christmas
cards, as it is very easy to infil-
trate Communist propaganda into
greeting cards.
All bluebooks should be read and
graded on a political basis.
Houses should be searched reg-
ularly and all incinerators confis-
cated.
If there is any more trouble,
every tenth man, woman and child
should be shot at sunrise (or what
passes for sunrise in Ann Arbor).
Thus shall our civil liberties be
preserved.
-John Neufeld
P.S.: My telephone number is
6284, in case somebody wants to
tap.
* * *
Fire Hazard . .
To the Editor:
MR. CRIPPEN'S splendid arti-
cles on fire hazards in room-
ing houses were very much ap-
preciatedsby bothvstudnts and
we "awful" landladies.
Most of us have a fear of fires-
and many of us have treasures
which we would not like to lose.
Before we condemn the houses
we must look into their side.
Usually students have a confer-
ence with their future landladies
before occupying the rooms - -
promises are made, sometimes
kept, sometimes not. The running
of a house can only take so much
-and rooms are rented by care-

ful people with that In thought. A
radio and correct lighting-yes-
now what happens? It's nice to
have a cup of coffee or hot soup
when one feels like it and hates
the thought of going out-so out
comes the hot plate, and the elec-
tric percolater, etc. An iron is a
useful thing to have around, saves
pressing cash. "I sort of feel cold"
-and out comes a heater, and
still all the lights are on; a fuse
is blown-etc., etc.-only the cat
is responsible and she can't talk.
Then there was* that great big
hole in coverlet- or blanket-who
did it? No one knows. Again cigar-
ettes and matches don't always
behave as they should.
They are apt to drop off the
tray or the edge of the table;
where they go, no one knows.
Matches have an affinity for pa-
per and the waste paper basket as
the floor is so handy.
Furniture looks so different
with nice long burns just the
shape of a cigarette. (One table
I had had eight such decorations).
Carpets are never quite right un-
-til they have an extra pattern of
holes or lines.
A pipe, still glowing, placed in
a pocket of a coat, with the coin-
panionship of a book of matches,
is an excellent sort -of fire, so
'boys and girls here are some sug-
gestions from a "meany" of a
landlady:

some thought with regard to that
splendid servant but terrible mas-
ter, Fire.
-Marion.H. George
Nothing Lefter . .
To the Editor:
R EGARDING Phil Dawson's la-
ment that the radical is no
longer the old fighter that he used
to be; relax, Phil, the radical is
every bit the fighter that he used
to be. It's just that now he's doing
a little radicalating.
.You see, there's been a tremen-
dous shift to the left; the re-
actionary has adopted the con-
servative platform, the conserva-
tive has taken over the platform
of the man-in-the-street, the
man-in-the-street has become a
liberal, the liberal has embraced
the cause of radicalism, and the
radical - has no one to turn to.
There's nothing lefter than a
radical.
Thus, in true radical tradition,
he's radicalating. (Conservatives
ruminate and liberals cogitate,
but radicals (bless their hearts)
radicalate.) What the wrld has
mistaken, for degenerate dor-
mancy is in truth deep thinking.
New ideas, new concepts, new
plans, all are in the making and
soon will be presented; and again
they will be so far to the left that
even the liberals will blanch, and
the whole process will begin anew
So as I stated earlier, relax
Phil, whole new worlds are wait-
ing to be discovered, and the radi-
cals will be there to lead the way
--Al Schulman.
* * *
Pinky.. .
To the Editor:
T SEEMS necessary for some-
one to straighten out your
movie critic who completely misses
the boat in his recent review or
"Pinky". He obviously knows more
drama than biology.
The problem was not that of
"a pretty and intelligent Negress
.born white." The statement
is self-contradictory. One of the
few worthwhile lines in the movie,
was Pinky's statement: "By the
only standard you recognize-skin
color-I am whiter than you are."
She was not a Negress at all. Thus
the entire plot of the movie,
namely whether or not she should
deny "her race," was obviously
founded on a false premise.
Why should having a Negro
grandmother make her a Negro?
A little simple mathematics will
put her more (%) with the white
"race."
The movie only serves to rein-
force an old predujice that any-
one carrying even an infinitesi
mal quantity of Negro "blood"
is therefore black regardless of his
skin. This is where the doctor's
"logic" which your critic refers to
goes astray. Supposedly a scien-
tist, he went right along with the
fallacy.
Further, Hollywood, more con-
cerned with its pockets and not
stepping on any toes, rather than
attempting to solve the problem
has ended with a poor solution.
Assuming that any significant dif-
ferences between the race do exist
(which I certainly doubt), the
heroine is made to give up her
marriage, and the old and im-
practical doctrine of complete
segregation of the races is adher-
ed to.
But we should probably be
thankful such movies are produc-
ed; ill-conceived as they are, they
represent progress.
J. F. Ensroth, '51M

Barnaby . .
To the Editor:
MANY THANKS for the return
of Barnaby.
-Pamela Wagner.
do 16

't

_

ON THE
Washington Merry- Go-Round
WITH DREW PEARSON

WASHINGTON - Earlier in this series
I expressed the opinion that President
Truman knew nothing about the links
which some of his henchmen have with Cos-
telloism and the gambling racketeers.
I base this opinion on the fact that, at
this moment, federal grand juries are
probing the racketeers in Los Angeles,
Miami and in Truman's home town, Kan-
sas City.
This investigation includes the new
Democratic boss of Kansas City, Charles
Binaggio, who has carried the town for
Truman by resounding majorities, but who,
nevertheless, was hauled before a grand
jury by the Justice Department at the very
samiie time Truman was in Kansas City for
the Bill Boyle testimonial dinner..
Actually, these grand juries cannot clean
up gambling, which comes under local law
enforcement agencies, but they can crack
down on narcotics, income-tax evasions and
illegal immigration, which go hand in hand
with gambling. In fact, Frankie Costello,
an Italian immigrant, could be deported to,
Italy tomorrow if the Justice Department
wanted.
-UNDERMINING LAW ENFORCEMENT-
THE IMPORTANT THING about the
gambling rackets, whether they be in
Miami, Kansas City, or Fresno, Cal., is the
manner in which they undermine law en-
forcement.
Most people probably see nothing wrong
.:nth a $2 bet or with slot machines in a
tavern. But along with the $2 bet
the slot machines go pay-offs to the
jAce. These pay-offs may be only $30
a week. But when a cop will take $30 a
week to protect a gambling joint, he will
also take $1,000 to fix a murder case.
Once the pattern of a dishonest police
force is fixed there is no boundary line
where it can be stopped.
Today in Kansas City only two out of
13 gangland murders have been solved by
the police in the last two years. And as a
result of the current Justice Department
nrob in Kns Citv one uitne hf, P.

Democrat Forrest Smith, running for gov-
ernor -of Missuori in 1948, who accepted the
backing of the Binaggio gang. Now that
he's in the Governor's chair, Smith has
no love for the gamblers or what they stand
for, nevertheless Binaggio's political power
is an inescapable fact. Binaggio has evet
been admitted, since Smith's election, to
the secret Democratic caucus of the Mity-
souri Legislature, while two Binaggio
friends have been named by Governor
Smith to the Kansas City Police Board.
- GAMBLERS GUESSED WRONG -
IN LOUISIANA, Huey Long got started
through exactly the same process. Frankie
Costello arrived with a $100,000 cash contri-
bution to Huey's campaign, in return for
which Huey opened up the state to slot
machines.
This looked harmless at the time, and
was the most painless way for Huey to
raise money to fight the big oil com-
panies and utilities then bent on defeat-
ing him. But it paved the way for the
most ruthless state dictatorship this
country has ever seen.
That's why the Justice Department's
grand jury probes in Kansas City, Miami
and Southern California, plus forthright
Sen. Estes Kefauver's investigation of in-
terstate gambling, are among the healthi-
est things that have hit this country.
-- MERRY-GO-ROUND -'
LARK GLIFFORD, the President's ablest
brain truster, tells friends he may not
be gone from government long . . . Ten-
resse's Senator Kenneth McKellar, the
sometimes absentminded grandpa of the
Senate, showed up for the opening session
40 minutes early. Though he was the sole
occupant of the Chamber, he marched
grandly down the aisle, took his seat, shuf-
fled though papers, scribbled notes, snapped
his fingers for imaginary page boys. Puzzled
tourists in the spectators' gallery couldn't
decide whether he was just rehearsing or
absently thought the session had already
started . . . . Hard-boiled newsman of

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