THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, .1954
ONCE AGAIN a drive to bring General
Eisenhower to the fore as presidential
timber is in motion. The outcome of this
movement, should it succeed, will be of no
little Inportance to the American people and
the world; for such an eventuality would
mean that Eisenhower could 'very possibly
be our next president.-
At the present time, though, many mat-
ters have to be cleared up before even
such a preliminary step as Eisenhower's
nomination is carried out.
To begin with, we have little information
with which to judge what kind of president
Eisenhower would make. We do know he is
a general with some extraordinary capabili-
ties - World War II proved that. We do
know he is a man alert to the affairs of
the times; and the needs of education in
particular-his stint as Columbia's president
is-proving that. But these two qualifications
are really not qualifications at all.
For the job.of president: of this country
is one that demands more of a political
background than a military one. However,
Eisenhower's military background is not
necessarily against him; it should, though,
serve as a caution sign to those who favor
Secondly, Eisenhower's own attitude to-
ward being a candidate is another matter to
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and'represent the views of the writers only.
NIGHT EDITOR: BOB VAUGHN
be straightened out. Before the 1948 elec-
tion he said that he was not then, and never
would be, a candidate for president of the
United States. Yet last week Governor Tho-
mas E. Dewey made a statement extollingI
Eisenhower as a man exceedingly worthy of
consideration for the nomination.
This statement in itself means little; but
we must not pass it off as insignificant.
That Dewey's statement had certain politi-
cal implications is almost a certainty; wheth-
er he knows more about Eisenhower's inten-
tions than he has said remains to be seen.
A third incident has served to complicate
the matter even further. Eisenhower is cur-
rently being spoken of as a near "cinch" to
be appointed as commander of the Euro-
pean allied defense program. Should he get
the appointment-and he has said that if
appointed he will accept-and he still has
his eye on 1952, it might not be as easy for
him to resign as observers now say it would
be; and Truman, who cannot help but real-
ize that Eisenhower in the running in '52
would mean Eisenhower in his hair, might
therefore be putting the general in a fix
by naming him to the post.
Then again, it is conceivable that if Eis-
enhower does get the appointment he will
decide to-if he has not already--continue.
his career as a soldier, and thrust off any
aspirations toward the presidency.
Till such a time, then, as Eisenhower il-
luminates the many questions about him,
and we learn the nature of his political sym-
pathies, this rekindled drive to boom Eisen-
hower as our next president will remain
THE CRY for more phones in Lloyd Hall
echoes down the corridor and into at
least two phone booths, devoid of phones, on
each floor of the dormitory. The cry has
been repeated so often in the past year by
both male and female members of the stu-
dent body that it has almost become a
But anyone who has attempted to reach
a resident of the women's dormitories isn't
laughing. The jam-up on telephone service
has ceased to be funny. It has instead be-
come a source of major irritation to some
1500 women on Observatory Hill.
The initial frustration of getting a call
through to a member of Mosher-Jordan,
Stockwell, or Lloyd occurs at the floor level.
At the present time there is one telephone
for each corridor consisting of approximately
Additional telephones on each floor would
absorb that many more calls from the main
switchboard, relieving congestion at this
point by clearing lines for more incoming
and outgoing calls.
The installation of these phones would
not be an impossible feat. In fact, all that
really has to be done is to get the tele-
phones-the booths are there now, con-
veniently used for pencil sharpeners.
Mr. Francis Shield, business manager of
the residence halls, has said that it would
be "unfair" to give Lloyd Hall residents more
telephones than other dormitories. Women
who live in Stockwell and Mosher-Jordan
fail to see his point. They realize that addi-
tional phones in Lloyd would clear the way
for the reception of their calls.
The obvious need for additional telephone
service has apparently been overlooked by a
University committee which claims to have
investigated the situation. The committee,
assigned to check on reports that the three
panel switchboard was inadequate for the
flood of calls it received, visited the switch-
board, probably one dull afternoon. Their
decision was that the switchboard was cap-
able of efficiently handling all incoming and
outgoing calls for the three big women's
Maybe the committee could come back
to investigate the situation at a more ap-
propriate time-say Monday or Tuesday
evening from 7 until 10:30. Or better yet,
one of the members might try and call
into the dormitory at this time during a
Two members of Lloyd Hall who believe
that all this confusion can be easily remedied
have drawn up a petition directed to Mr.
"The present telephone system is inade-
quate. Additional telephones in Lloyd Hall
would relieve congestion at the switchboard,
allowing more calls to come through, thereby
equalizing the number of calls completed. We
therefore petition for additional telephones."
These two people have circulated the
petition throughout all f o u r houses of
Lloyd Hall, and are attempting to form a
central committee to extend the circulation
of the petition to all organized houses and
dormitories on campus. They need the sup-
port of those who would like to see an end
to the perpetual busy signal. They can ob-
tain this support by the number of signa-
tures that appear on the petition.
This is a modern age, and there is no rea-
son why we cannot have modern conveni-
ences. Besides, who can blame a man for
giving up after the fifteenth try?
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THOMAS L. STOKES:
HARTFORD, CONN.-When you come in-
to Connecticut in this election year, you
are struck immediately by the tumult of a
veritable political and social revolution stir-
redtp by Governor Chester Bowles, formerly
nationally controversial as OPA administra-
tor, in his attempt to impose a new deal-
fair deal pattern on this old New England
Figuratively, it is as if the door of a
blast furnace suddenly popped open.
The Bowles, anti-Bowles battle dominates
politics here, overshadowing other figures
and ssues in an election which is attracting
national attention. For, beyond a Governor,
Connecticut is electing two U.S. Senators
this year and its usual complement of six
House .members which, now are divided,
three and three, between the two parties.
The Bowles, anti-Bowles issue will have
its effect on the outcome here, all up and
down the line. Republicans are concentrat-
ing their fire on him as embodying the
issues' which they are raising against fair
dealism nationally. The contest here is a
good replica, in miniature, of that all over
the nation in this critical year of many de-
3T IS INTERESTING, too, for another rea,
sor-the personalities, prestige and future
national political potentialities of the three
Democratic figures whose continuance in
public office is at stake. Versatile and tal-
ented amen they' are, much above the cut
of routine politicians, really in the mould
of*career men. Two of them, Gov. Bowles
and his former advertising partner, Senator
William Benton, were both prominent in
business as well as former occupants of high
federal government administrative posi-
tions. The third, Senator Brien McMahon,
also a former federal administrative official
thilae Justice Department, a successful law-
yer, now holds one of the most important
posts in congress as Chairman of the Joint
Congressional Committee on Atomic Energy.
Senator Benton, who was appointed by Gov.
Bowles, his former business partner, to the
seat vacated by former Senator Raymond
Baldwin, a Republican, is running for the
remainder of that term, two more years.
Both Sen. McMahon and Gov. Bowles,
if re-elected, might well. figure in1952
Democratic national politics, joining the
circle of easterners from which a Vice
Presidential candidate, for example, prob-
ably will come if President Truman-from
Missouri-is renominated, and that seems
as certain as anything in politics. Both
are ambitious and vigorous. Henceforth
the Governor's term in Connecticut is to
be 'four years-it has been two; so that
"Chet" Bowles, if he gets by, will occupy
a strategic position.
To unseat the, Connecticut Democratic
trio, Republicans offer a diversified slate,
two with experience in congress, the third
a WailStreet banker.
GOV. BOWLES is challenged by Rep. John
Lodge, member of the distinguished Mas-
sachusetts political family-he is the grand-
son of the late Senator Heni'y Cabot Lodge
and brother of the present Senator Henry
Cabot Lodge. A personable and attractive
figure, who has a polished platform presence
from his experience in the movies and on
YTE'VE ALWAYS been skeptical about this
"Tug Week" business and now we're bit-
ter- about the whole: thing.
Instead of one team hauling the other
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the stage, he is helped among the numerous
Italian voters in this state by his Italian
wife, who is an accomplished dancer and
exhibits her talents at political gatherings.
Senator Benton, the businessman, drew
as his opponent Prescott S. Bush, member
of the Wall Street firm of Brown Brothers,
Harriman and' Company and otherwise
highly connected in business and finance.
He is likewise a man of attractive person-
ality, staunchly conservative, and a Yale
man, and still so professionally-for the
Whiffenpoof song, rendered by a male
quartet, offers a theme song for his ap-
pearances. Senator Benton has his tricks,
too, descending on political rallies from
a helicopter, .from which he is beginning
to incur, in the chill autumn air, chafed
leg' trouble from the wind blowing up
through the floor. He is thinking, about
using some of those old-fashioned bicycle
clips for his trousers if the wind really
Sen. McMahon's opponent is former Rep.
Joseph E. Talbot, who strums heavily on
the Communism-in-Government note. Sen.
McMahon is given the best chance to
win of the three Democrats. He has .assum-
ed the role of aloof statesman, talking a lot
about the atom bomb and atomic energy, so
that one Republican quipped that he is
"carrying the atom bomb around under one
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"Congratulations, Meyer! You've just taken your first deep
drink of education -..-
tettei'4TO 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. Lettrs 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
Reply to Lippitt . . . If Iron Curtain countries like Bul-
garia and Roumania were so ap-
To the Editor: pealing to them..-,
I do not understand why Mr.
N READING Mr. Lippitt's sub- Lippitt, in his article, refers to the
mission of Mr. Salisbury's ar- Iron Curtain as "so-called." What
tiles, including some of his own do you think would be more suit-
comments, I was shocked by the able Mr. Lippitt-the transparent
distorted understanding of Com- curtain or maybe the curtainless
munism that these two Americans countries. If they are so peace
possess. I believe that the East loving why do they block entrance
and West should cooperate in to outsiders? Why don't you try
their efforts toward world peace, and get a viza and romp around
but if we accept what Mr. Lippitt Russia to your heart's content
believes is the objective picture in In conclusion I would like to
Russia and Iron Curtain countries, give you, Mr. Lippitt, some advice.
we would just be living in a fool's Instead of staying here in the
paradise. U.S.A. where your safety and se-
I feel that I am as fully quali- curity are guaranteed, trying to
fied as Mr. Salisbury to express convince the American people
my views on what the actual situ- how lovely everything is in Rus-
ation behind Iron Curtain coun- sia and Iron Curtain countries,
tries is. Furthermore I feel that I you would be of far greater help to
can give a more objective picture the whole world if you went to
than Mr. Salisbury due to the fact Russia and convinced the people
that I actually lived in an Iron there with equal zeal how nice it
Curtain country under the same is in the U.S.A. They are in dire
conditions as the average citizen. need of such information.
Mr. Salisbury as an American cor- -H. Papajiah
respondent would only be allowed
to travel where the CommunistTe-Cent Pograms.
authorities permitted, and would T *@
only see such things as they de- To the Editor:
sired him to see.
First, the question about there IWISH to congratulate Leonard
being no waiting lines for food Sandwiess on a letter well writ-
purchasing. How can there be a ten. He is telling the truth, the
queue of people waiting to buy whole truth and nothing but the
something that hardly exists. Mr. truth. I know as I am a transfer
Salisbury mentions butter, sugar, student from Wayne University.
and shoes. All these articles have It seems that the University of
long been lifted from the markets Michigan cares more for its letter-
of all Iron Curtain countries. Any men and itself than it does for
quantities of these articles avail- students who try to g out each
able are tightly rationed or on Saturday and earn an honest buck
the black market at exorbitant selling ten cent football programs.
prices. I am not telling the university
I really wish that Mr. Lippitt to stop printing programs. I am
and Mr. Salisbury incorporated, merely saying that a little stiff
were forced to wear the kind of competition never hurt anyone.
shoes and clothes that are tro- (Free enterprise) ? The reasons the
duced in those countries. In the chief of police pointed out for the
summer they come out with shoes enforcement of the ordinance
which are made of a combination against transients selling on Satur-
of burlap sack, rope and tar. In days were preposterous and far
the winter the soles are made of a fetched. Of the tens of thosands
sort of synthetic fiber that ab- of football fans that walk in the
sorbs moisture like a sponge does street I am sure that a hundred
water. Yes indeed Mr. Lippitt, or two program sellers make lit-
you would die of pneumonia be- tle difference to the traffic prob-
fore you could even tell the tale. lem And as Mr. Sandwiess point-
All these articles are named by ed out I would like to see a -Pro-
t h e Communists as "peoples gram seller who paid seven dol-
shoes" and "peoples clothes". lars for a license every Saturday
"Peoples" indeed and still made money selling pro-
As to the statement about there grams.
being no preparation for war,. no The University of Michigan, un-
recruiting posters and no keeping like other universities, seems to
of classes in the Soviet Army be- make it harder for the average
yond normal release dates, all I student to earn money to help fin-
can say is how naive can one be ance his college education. As long
to believe all that balderash. The as they continue their present pol-
Soviets, the Bulgars, and ether icies regarding text books, program
Iron Curtain countries have not selling and student wages, just to
been operating on the volunteer mention a few, they are succeed-
recruiting system for over 30 ing quite well..
years. You get a piece of paper -Aubrey Diem '53
from the Army authorities and
you are compelled to go if you and 'Beaver Island' .. .
your family want to stayalive. To the Editor:
What did Mr. Salisbury do? Ask
Generalissimus Stalin how many WITH REFERENCE to Mr. Cla-
men he has released from duty mage's review of "Beaver Is-
since the war ended? Do Mr. land" or "Beaver Valley" (he can-
Salisbury and, Mr. Lippitt know not seem to decide which is the
that mass desertions by Soviet sol- title) in today's DAILY, I wish to
diers have caused the Kremlin clarify an apparent misunder-
a major worry? Why should so standing of the breeding habits
many soldiers want to desert if of salmon. Spawning salmon do
everything is so dandy in Russia? not shoot rapids. Salmon on their
government offices ana research'
organizations have asked us to
URGE students receiving either
bachelor's or master's degrees tot
file for these examinations. J
In addition to the above, STU-
DENT AID TRAINEE jobs at
grades GS-3 and GS-4 are open
to college sophomores and juniors
for summer appointments, under
the Junior Scientist and Engineer
examination. Closing date Nov. 30.1
Complete announcements and
application blanks are available at
the Bureau, 3528 Administration
Bldg., office hours 9-12 and 2-4.
Late Permission: On the night1
of Capitalistic Capers, Nov. 3, all1
women students may have 1:3Q
Presidents of professional fra-
ternities are requested to register1
in the Office of Student Affairs
the names of students initiated
immediately following such ini-
Presidents of general fraternities
are reminded that Monthly Mem-
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due in the Office of Student Af-
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on or before Nov. 5.
Approved Student Sponsored So-,
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Sigma Phi Epsilon!
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English 127 and English 32, Sec-
tion 2. Mr. Litzenberg's classes
will not meet today, Wed., Nov. 1.
Engineering Mechanics Seminar:
Wed., Nov. 1, 4 p.m., 101 W. Engi-
neering Bldg. L. 'Talbot will speak
on Elementary Pile Theory.
History 49, All Sections-Mid-
Semester Examination, Nov. 2.
Students should go to the follow-
ing rooms according to their last
A-B, 264 T.C.B.
C-E, 2054 Nat. Sc.
F-J, 221 Dent. (Use N. Univ.
K, 4 A.H.
L-Z, W. Gal., A.M.H.
Seminar ,in Applied Mathema-
tics: Thurs., Nov. 2, 4 p.m., 247
W. Engineering Bldg. Mr. J. A.
McFadden continues his talk on
"Conical Supersonic Flow."
Geometry Seminar: 2 p.m.,
Wed., Nov 1, 3001 Angell Hall. Mr.
Wright will speak on Flats in Met-
Special Mathematics Colloqui-
um: Prof. H. Hopf, of the Swiss
Federal Institute of Technology,
Zurich, Switzerland, will speak on
"Surfaces with a relation be-
tween the principal curvatures"
at the special Mathematics Collo-
quium, Thurs., Nov. 2, 3 p.m., 3201
Orientation Seminar Mathema-
tics: Meeting, Thurs., Nov. 2, 3001
Angell Hall. Miss Curran will con-
clude speaking on "Jordan's Ihe-
Set Theory Seminar: Wed., Nov.
1, 3:10 p.m., 3201 Angell Hall. Mr.
Jack Miller will speak on "Meas-
Carillon Recital: 7:15 p.m.,
Thurs., Nov. 2, by Percival Price,
Four colpositions from the reper-
tory of Joannes de Gruytters;
Passing By by E. C. Purcell, and
In Summer Time on Bredon by
G. Peel; three works by Wilhelm
Bender; four Canadian folk songs,
and Song of Freedom by Rabin-
Michigan Christian Fellowship:
Bible Study, Fireside Room, Lane
Hall, 7:30 p.m. Topic: Romans,
Roger Williams Guild: Tea 'N
Talk at the Guild House, 4:30-
Wesley Foundation: Do Drop.In
Congregational, Disciple, Evan-
gelical and Reformed Guild: Sup-
per Discussion at the Guild House,
Craft Group: Lane Hall, 7:30
Botany Club will not meet to-
night, as was scheduled. The regu-
lar meeting will be held in 2 weeks.
Residence Halls' Staff Institute
Meeting, 1:30-3:30 p.m., League
Tau Beta Sigma. Meeting, 4:15
p.m., Harris Hall.
W.S.S.F.: Meeting of all present
and prospective supervisors, 7 p.m.,
. of M. Rifle Club: Postal
match with Univeh'isty of Wash-
ington, election of vice president,
discussion of varsity status of the
team, practice and instruction for
those not firing the match. 7:15
p.m. at the R.O.T.C. range.
Union Opera: Meeting of all
those Interested in working on the
1951 Union Opera staff, 7:30 p.m.,
Union. Positions open on promo-
tion, production, music, and pro-
gram committees. This is not a
tryout meeting for members of
Michigan Arts Chorale. Regular
'rehearsal, Lane Hall, 7 p.m. All
meibers must be present.
WAA Square and Folk Dance
Club: New meeting place, Water- ,
man Gymnasium, 7:30-9:45 p.m.
(Continued on Page 5)
iT MerryE -GoRound
WASHINGTON-At the diplomatic recep-
tion following President Truman's ad-
dress to the U.N. General Assembly, Indian
delegate. Jamsaheb stepped up to the Presi-
dent and-surprised him with an on-the-spot
"Would it not be a"good idea," said the
Hindu diplomat, "to begin the big five
peace talks here and now, Mr. Vishinsky
being in the same room with you, sir?"
"I have Secretary Acheson here for that
job." replied Mr. Truman, slightly taken
"Quite right, Sir," replied delegate Jam-
saheb with a low bow. "But there's an old
Indian proverb that you can't keep a dog
and do. your own barking."
The President did not seem to catch
the point, and the Hindu ambassador pass-
Though what he said was meant in all
friendliness, he had unwittingly touched on
the factthat there had been a lot of offi-
cial barking in Washington before the State
Department and the White House could
reach an agreement as to what the President
should say in his U.N. speech about disarma-
ment. Some advisers protested this was no
moment to talk of anything but arming.
Other advisers agreed that it was necessary
to give Europe some hope for peace. The lat-
ter "hopeful" group finally won out.
The Western European ministers of de-
fense are now holding vitally important de-
bates in Washington to plan North Atlantic
defense in case of war. They came prepared
for almost anything, including an invasion
by Russia but not for the invasion of the
press that swarmed over them in the Pen-
This was too much.
"Good God," muttered Sir George, stag-
gering under the weight, "How much sup-
port do these Americans want to have !"
NAVY-AIR FORCE ROW
Now that the Korean War is about ove',
the Navy League-civilian arm of the navy
-is stirring up the Navy-air force feud again
and plotting a propaganda campaign that
may blow the lid off unification.
Navy League President Frank Hecht has
been holding closed-door meetings with
Navy partisans across the country to map
strategy for clipping the Air Force's wings.
These meetings are supposed to be highly
secret. However, while on the West Coast,
I learned what happened at a typical meet-
ing in San Diego
It was attended by Navy League members
and high Navy brass, who were notified by
penny postcard. The brass included Vice
Admiral Calvin Durgin, Commander of the
Western sea frontier, and Rear Admiral Wil-
der Baker, commander of the 11th Naval
Hecht 9utlined a secret, three-point plan
of action, as follows:
1. To reinstate Navy day. This was abolish-
ed in favor of Armed Forces day, but now
the Navy wants it back again.
2. To place the Marine Corps commandant
on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This would give
the Navy two votes on the Joint Chiefs of
3. To take tactical air support away from
the Air Force and give it back to the army.
This would weaken the Air Force.
Hecht urged a campaign in the newspapers
and in Congress to put across these three
objectives. He charged that the "Korean war
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For aeons the scholars have puzzled
over the Leprechauns' preoccupation
with wealth, their drive to acquire
monetary metals, caskets of jewelry,
Precisely... Now some researchers have
propounded the theory that Leprechauns,
maladjusted as they are and pathetically
insecure, strive to lay up treasure to be
Why should a' nasty little creature
like a Leprechaun imagine anybody
.might ever want to kidnap him?-