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FOUR

THE MICHIGAN D AILY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1951

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IN POLITICAL BACKROOMS and social
parlors they have long said that Harry S.
Truman is too stubbornly partisan; too in-
terested in protecting the names of any of
his buddies that may get themselves in
trouble.
The President has said that any criti-
cism of his policies-domestic, foreign or
partisan-"roll off me like water off a
duck.' Generally this has been true. Tru-
man has developed a knack of either ig-
noring, smashing or laughing at his cri-
tics. Since his election in 1948 he has in-
creasingly taken on an air of "I am right."
Often he has survived the strongest at-
tacks merely by announcing his stand and
waiting for the public to decide that he
was right.
President Truman has, however, gone ov-
erboard in his order giving government
agencies the right to censor their news re-
leases. As before, the attack on Truman's
action is most loudly led by political oppo-
nents. The President, however, is also run-
ning into a brick wall of protests from the
press and his own party members.
Though fully recognizing that there is a
need for security in government affairs the
Associated Press Managing Editors Associa-
tion has still launched a full attack on the
move. The editors point out that the order
does not establish any classification system
for the government offices. Nor does it of-
fer any real appeal from censorship, or pub-
lic participation in setting up a system of
classification, if it is set up. It "leaves great
discretion about censoring any information
in the hands of the civilian department
heads.
Even in the hardest days of World War
II, the Office of War Information acted as
an appeal board in case of information cen-
sorship. The present, order makes no pro-
vision for such a board.
What the President's motives in issuing
his information restriction order wereare
not discernable. Perhaps, as Congressional
critics say, Truman is becoming fearful
of what newsmen, and investigating com-
mittees are digging up in his administra-
tion. Again, he may be concerned about
vital defense information that is being in-
discreetly broadcast about by the same
Congressmen and correspondents. This is
his claim.
Nevertheless, the order as it now stands is
incomplete and could lead to great abuses by
government officials. If the President will
not admit that he is wrong about his action
and rescind it, he should make it a regulated
function of government that will not de-
prive the press and the people of one of their
greatest freedoms.r
v -Vernon Emerson

Library Shutdown

OUR LIBRARY DOORS will slam shut
Saturday not to be unbarred until Mon-
day morning.
This situation results from a new library
policy eliminating Friday evening and
Sunday hours. Incongruous as it may seem
the University, an institution primarily
dedicated to education, finds it necessary
to discourage rather than encourage study.
The explanation given by library officials
for the closing is that their budget was bad-
ly cut. Leonard Wilcox, president of SL dis-
cussed the situation with the officials in-
volved and was told that the weekend facili-
ties were discontinued because they weren't
used enough. '
If this is true then there is great room for
argument, for anyone who used the library
on Sundays last year knows that there were
few vacant chairs. But more important, if
the library's budget has been cut so grossly
that it necessitates removing an important
student facility then neither the library of-

ficials nor the students can afford to accept
the cut passively.
To some students the need for a place to
study on Sundays is not particularly ur-
gent, but for a great number who participate
seriously in outside activities Sunday is the
one day which can be devoted to concen-
trated study.
And the study facilities offered as an
alternative are woefully inadequate if not
ridiculous particularly from the female
point of view. Suggested were the Pendle-
ton library, open only to men and study
rooms in the Union open to females if ac-
companied by members of the opposite sex.
The morgue-like atmosphere of the league
library is also available for co-eds who
wish to study under depressing conditions.
If we want our library open on Sundays
then it is up to us, the students who are af-
fected by the shut down, to let our wants be
known. Write directly to Warner G. Rice,
Director of Libraries, and convince him that
Sunday library hours are vitally needed.
-Paula Edelman

" . Tt's A Lo vng, High Fly To Center Field, .And ... "
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Iette4' TO T H E 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.

Football Scene .

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To the Editor:
IT IS GETTING rather monoton-
ous reading the letters in The
Daily following each loss our team
suffers about how football or the
football personnel at U. of M.
should be changed.
In The Daily of Oct. 2, there
were two such letters. One was
short and undoubtedly meant to
be witty while the other is longer.
The shorter letter needs no com-
ment, but as for Leo Vichules' let-
ter it is sadistic. We recommend
he read Vic Bloom's letter in the
same issue. Vic's letter probably
represents the view of a great ma-
jority of the fans at Saturday's
game. '
Our team has lost one football
game and has eight left to play.
This was not even a conference
contest and as far as anyone
knows we may again repeat as
"Champions of the West." Mr.
Vichules suggests we de-emphasize
football and what does he sug-
gest we do with-the largest college-
owned football stadium in the
United States-not to mention
the 97,239 persons who paid to see
th game.

any elderly ladies at home, for
Heaven's sake, keep them away
from the pictures!
-Albert Gilman
* * *
Young Republicans .. .
To the Editor:

It

HAVE now been accused of
making exaggerated statements t
of the situation that exists in the
Y. R. Club and also of having, as
Floyd Thomas says, some major
inconsistencies in my arguments.
My answer to these charges is
that either Mr. Thomas was ig-
norant of the facts which he dis-
cussed or by omission he has mis-
represented them-I would prefer
the former theory because Floyd
is what I consider to be a very
honorable and honest person. He
was, however, completely incor-
rect in several of his statements
in his letter to the Daily.

IT 'S EMS TO ME ][

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By DON NEUCHTERLEIN
' HILE ESCORTING a group of Japanese
Diet members through Michigan this
summer, I obtained their views on several
problems in the Far East, problems in which
Americans have a vital interest but about
which we unfortunately know very little.
The first question concerned MacArthur.
They seemed unanimous in the opinion
that MacArthur had done a remarkable job
of getting Japan back on its feet and they
said there is no doubt that the Japanese
people were deeply disturbed when he was
relieved of his command.
They thought that Ridgway also is a good
man but said that he does not impress the
Japanese the way MacArthur did. Apparent-
ly MacArthur's aloofness was effective in
Japan.
As to what the political situation in Japan
might be after the signing of a peace treaty,
the group was divided. Some believed that
everything would go smoothly; but others
contended that there would be turmoil for
some years because the Japanese people are
not accustomed to democracy and therefore
might not meet difficult situations in the
same way as Americans.
I asked whether the fact that the Japan-
ese have not had more experience with
democracy in the last six years might be
due to MacArthur's policy of ruling by
decree, irrespective of what the Diet
wanted.
Most members of this group reluctantly
admitted that MacArthur never gave the
Japanese Diet real responsiblity and that
this might prove a serious problem when
the Diet is given full authority after the
peace treaty.
It was a common joke in Japan, they said,
that one could not understand the Japanese
Constitution unless he read English, the in-
ference being that Supreme Headquarters

drew up the document and subnitted it to
the Diet for ratification.
What about China?"
The whole group said that Chiang Kal-f
shek is "dead," that he will never again get
the support of the Chinese people. But they
expressed the same opinion about the Com-
munists, that they will not be able to keep
their hold on China indefinitely. They seem-
ed to feel that some new leader would arise
out of the chaos.
In any case, they said, China must have
peace and a chance to rebuild.
Most of these Japanese felt that Mao Tse-
tung is "using" Stalin in the Far East, and
not the other way around. They argued that
the Chinese Communists have come to pow-
er entirely through their own efforts and
that Mao feels no obligation to Stalin.
The Chinese, they contend, cannot stop
the fighting in Korea without losing "face"
throughout the Far East and that they want
to continue the war regardless of the cost.
But Stalin, they say, does not want World
War III now and is afraid that Korea might
bring it on if things are not settled soon.
Therefore, say these Japanese, Mao is
threatening an open break with Moscow
unless Stalin gives him more support in
Korea.
As for Korea itself, they say that our
troops never should have been pulled out,
that the Koreans after years and years of
subjugation by foreign powers are in no po-
sition to run their own government.
The final and most important point is that
these Japanese believe Americans know too
little about the Far East and its problems.
They feel that if America ever expects to
gain the support of the Asians we must first
demonstrate that we will champion the right
of the Asiatic people to self-determination.
They think that America too often backs
individuals or causes in the Far East which
have little popular support. This they con-
tend is one of our most serious problems.

ON THE
Washington MEerry-Go-Round
with DREW PEARSON

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V ICTORIA ce los Angeles, a newcomer last
year to the American concert and oper-
atic stage, opened the current Choral Union
Series in Hill auditorium last night. A small
audience responded warmly to the Spanish
soprano, who appears to be one of the hap-
pier recent vocal finds.
Despite her Ann Arbor billing, I feel quite
certain that Miss de los Angeles is not a
soprano. Her range, vocal quality and gen-
eral style mark her definitely as a mezzo-
soprano. She has a beautiful, full-bodied
voice, but extreme inequality of sonority and
control; the low register is magnificent, the
middle notes uneven, and the high tones
poorly produced and strained in sound. Miss
de los Angeles is young, and, although the
voice should be equal by now, youth is in
her favor. The voice is a promising one; it
is to be hoped that she will work constantly
toward vocal equalization, for only in this
direction can her present promise become
a future fulfillment.
From the standpoints of style, sense of
line and interpretive taste, Miss de los
Angeles is more than satisfactory. And,
although she did not impress me as a gen-
uinely great singer or musician, she is
naturally musical, basically intelligent in
approach and possessed of some artistic
sensitivity. There is a need today for
singers who have just these qualities, and
they are sufficient reason for hoping to
hear more from last night's soloist.
Miss de los Angeles handled all of her
program better than the lieder. The very
taxing opening group was well compassed,
but the three Schumann songs which fol-
lowed were a disappointment. Miss de los
Angeles' voice could be right for lieder, but
her vocal style and musical concept could
not.
She proved to be in much closer sympathy
with the spirit of the concluding French
and Spanish grpups. Her vocal texture, lan-
guage inclination and general musical feel-
ing 'are naturally better adapted to such
numbers. There can be no question concern-
ing the authority and deftness with which
the Spanish group was rendered.
The accompanist, Paul Berle, seems to
know very little about playing the piano, and
less about accompanying a singer. His ac-
companiments consistently detracted from
the otherwise favorable impression made by
the recital. While Miss de los Angeles' return
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DORIS FLEESON:
U .S. Airpowr

WJASHINGTON-Several times in the past twelve months Secretary
of State Acheson has told President Truman it might be expedient7
for him to resign. Each time the President l1as vigorously objected.
Today, however, Acheson has changed his mind. He is planning to stay
on as Secretary of State for the remainder of Truman's term.
He has even talked privately to friends about joining the Presi-
dent in a political campaign-if the Republicans nominate Taft.
Acheson says he's ready to hit every whistle stop in the country to tell
the voters what Taft's election would mean to American foreign policy
-especially the chaos it would bring to our Atlantic Pact defenses
against Communism.
Acheson's more buoyant frame of mind is due of course to the
avalanche of praise resulting from San Francisco; also the fact
that the American public had a chance to see him on television
and realize he was an adroit master of difficult diplomatic parley,
not a stuffed shirt.
The barrage of past criticism, however, has made Acheson sensi-
tive, sometimes lonely. At the Ottawa Conference, someone told him
that while he may not be popular in the United States, he lias 14,000,-
000 votes in Canada-Canada having a population of 14,000,000.
"Sometimes I think," replied the Secretary of State with a touch
of sadness, "that all my support comes from outside the United
States."
-ARGENTINE ELECTIONS-
PRIOR TO THE RECENT alleged Argentine army revolt, Argentine
Federal Police Chief, Gen. Arturo Bertolio, had received orders
from boss-man Peron to force the opposition Radical Party candi-
dates for president and vice-president to flee to Uruguay.
Ricardo Balbin, former Radical congressional leader, now
candidate for president against Peron, has already spent nine
months in jail (1949-50) for "disrespect" to Peron, which made
him a popular martyr. The glib Gaucho doesn't want that to hap-
pen again-but neither does he want Balbin and his vice-presi-
dential running mate, Arturo Frondizi, campaigning openly against
him--even thouph they have no radio time and no newspaper
except "La Nacion" which dares report their speeches.
The Peronists' avowed goal for the November election is a mini-
mum 80 per cent majority for the Peron ticket, in "free" balloting.
They figure this can be accomplished if the' opposition leaders are
obliged to go abroad, so that all their campaigning may be smeared
as "foreign interference."
As a result Police Chief Bertolio has obediently begun to harass
and intimidate Balbin's and Frondizi's relatives.
* * * *
-BORDER TROUBLE-
'OLOMBIAN-PERUVIAN relations, already strained, have taken a
turn for the worse.
On top of the long-standing dispute over Peru's famous political
refugee, Victor Haya De La Torre, holed up for the past two years in
the Colombian Embassy at Lima, there have been reports of new bor-
der incidents btween Ecuadorian and Peruvian troops. When these
reached Bogota, every newspaper in the Colombian capital gave sharp
editorial comment-which roused no reaction in Peru until Colom-
bian President Laureano Gomez' own daily, the conservative "El Sig-
lo," joined the chorus with a stern denunciation of "imperialist tac-
tics."
This brought an outraged yelp from the Peruvians. Their of-
ficial protest to the Colombian government was coolly rejected,
however, on the grounds that the administration exercised "no
editorial control" over any newspaper, even the president's. (Ac-
tually, the Colombian press has been under strict censorship of
domestic news for 18 months, but is free to publish international
copy as it sees fit).
Meanwhile, a conference between the United States, Brazil, Chile
and Argentina to consider the dispute was called at Ecuadorian re-
quest. It marks the first successful step in President Galo Plaza's cam-
paign to win modification of the hastily drawn 1942 Rio Protocol,
which was supposed to define the Colombian-Peruvian border.
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-IOWA GOVERNOR'S TAXES-
IT'S UNHEARD OF for a governor not to be defended by congressmen
of his own state and party if he is attacked on the floor of Con-
gress by a member of the opposite party.
However, though the state of Iowa has sone able and voluble re-
presentatives in its all-Republican house delegation, not one opened
his mouth when Democratic Congressman Wayne Hays of Ohio re-
cently denounced the income-tax "amnesia" of Iowa's GOP Governor
William Beardsley.
The Iowa Republicans turned a deaf ear as Hays told the
House: "The people of our country deserve the best in their elected
officials, regardless of party. Anyone who is paying $13,000 in back
taxes is either a poor keeper of his own accounts or has violated
the laws of his country.-
(Copyright, 1951, by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

'Mama's Boy'

F ONTAINEBLEAU-Exactly as Lieut. Gen.
Manton S. Eddy's G.I.s on the eastern
frontier confront Western Europe with tang-
ible evidence of America's spiritual deter-
mination, her justly feared and famed know-
how leaps at the allies from a chain of air
bases which shrink those of World War II
to horse-and-buggy status. Almost literally
these bases shout power and punishment to
aggressors.
Yet the difficulties encountered in per-
suading some of our allies, including
France, to provide sites for these bases,
find the top American airman at Supreme
Headquarters-Lieut. Gen. Lauris Nors-
tad-singularly calm, even sympathetic.
Perhaps fortunately, in his obviously Scan-
dinavian descent, he symbolizes in person
the dividends the old world is reaping
from the pioneers it sent to develop the
new'.
In any case, General Norstad talks with
A Poaund ofW-isdom
THE REPORT from Germany that books
are being priced according to their
weight, a flat rate of two marks per pound
(40 cents in American money) being charged
for the classics, recent fiction or travel lit-
erature, has roused some question as to the
validity of this method of judging the liter-
ary value of a book.
The same scale which has been accurate-
ly setting the price of fish for ages would,
using the reported rates, set the value of the
Jonesey Report ("From Here to Eternity")
at a flat rate of four marks or $1.20.
This figure places a rate of $.00001 per
four-letter word on this weighty best seller,
heralded for its variety of four letter words.
Such lesser volumes as W. H. Auden's
<w -nn c ' fa lt , '7 n ~. n T a x fat.

Let us not forget that only four
years ago our team beat that "up-
state agricultural school" 55-0.
Did MSC de-emphasize?
-Del Wright
Bud Turner
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real feeling of what it means to a country to
sacrifice its fertile flatlands, to a peasant to
give up the farm of his ancestors to ma-
chines,' however important their purpose.
He paid tribute to Gen. Alphonse Juin, the
great French soldier, who is helping him
with the problem and expressed confidence
that the arrangements now in process will
produce the desired results.
He makes it quite clear, however, that
proper bases still seem to him the prime
necessity for global security. The Air Force
by virtue of its trade is naturally global in
outlook, acknowledging no frontiers since it
can cross them all. Their maps are globes.
It is possible that Congress might well
police the new bases for frills; otherwise
the case for them seems well made out,
as Washington's willingness to appropriate
huge sums for air power would indicate.
Besides his globe, General Norstad has
one other circumstance constantly in mind:
the apparently well-authenticated report
that Russia has a more than substantial ad-
vantage over this country in airplanes-and
good ones.
General Norstad is cautious in discussion
of this. He does assert strongly that there is
no such word as "can't" in a discussion of
the power America can put in the air if it
so chooses. The last war, he says flatly,
showed there is no limit to our production,
provided we find it necessary.
To the contention sometimes heard that
in the event of war many of his costly
bases will be there for the enemy to seize,
the reply is made that if the bases are
numerous enough and strong enough,
there is no chance for the enemy to get
them. The Norstad confidence that the
planning is correct is impressive.
General Norstad acknowledged that he is
nPr peuen or assurances e rardin tac-

To the Editor:
HAVING IN THE past providedd
a lurid if hasty survey of theo
psychoses, Hollywood has, in the p
surrent film, Teresa, taken up the
milder psychoneuroses. It has
been the custom in earlier filmsb
to spin out a perfectly incredibles
series of events which is explain-a
ed in a final sermon by the psy-
chiatrist ex machina. This wizards
improves his pedagogy with visualI
aids in the form of a flashback4
to the crucial childhood trauma-
which is the source of the hero'st
difficulties.
In Teresa the leading man suf-
fers from an imperfectly resolved
Oedipus Complexc which causesI
him to confuse the rights of his1
mother with those of his wife. Hise
recovery is facilitated by a plucky
little Italian war-bride and an un-
assuming, non-directive veteran's
counselor. It is an interesting and1
restrained film-if little more--t
one of the first in the attempt of1
Hollywood's technicolored MGM
to capture the "art" film clientele.1
This double extension of Holly-
wood's sympathy looks like a seri-
ous threat to conventional movie
themes. Now that we understand
psychotic behavior we can't ac-
cept the mad fiend as a villian of
the murder story. With our grow-
ing insight into Oedipal conflicts,
the stock character of all kid com-
edies-the Mama's boy-becomes
a tragic figure, an incipient Oedi-
pus Rex.
Still the film capitol of the
world knows what it is doing. In
losing two scape goats, it has
gained one excellent new villian-
the dominating mother. She is
made the villian by sparing us an
account of those events which
would enable us to understand her.
Stimulated by this new villain,1
revealed to them by modern sci-
ence, audiences at Teresa have oc-
casionally hissed her appearance
on the screen. As the fiend of the
melodrama could be recognized byC
his top hat and handle-bar mus-
tachio, our new kind will be iden-
tified by her tired oven-warm face,
the straggling grey hairs which
have to be brushed out of her
eyes, and her saccharine grin of'
resignation. So with the usual'
slight temporal lag, Louis B. May-;
er, pardon me, Dore Schary, hasr
caught on to "Momism."
Still there is a sad note in this
otherwise happy progress of sci-
ence and art. What of those aging,
ladies who have for so long been
encouraged to think of themselves
as "good mothers." Feted on Mo-
ther's Day, applauded editorially
and poetically, they have grown
comfortable in the role. If one of
these should toddle into her neigh-
borhood movie, lugging a package
of old-fashioned peppermint drops'
or stopping off at the refreshment
stand for a box of hot, newly-
made popcorn; and see herself
witheringly caricatured on the
screen the declining years of her
life znay be ruined. If you have;

As far as my being impeached
and the bringing up of that sub-
ject I will say that letters were
exchanged last summer between
some members of the Club and
certain state party leaders discuss-
ing the possibility of this action.
Also, as Thomas may not have
known, as early as last Spring a
small group met to work out the
details of the above mentioned
action.
As to Thomas' criticism of
Crawford Young's editorial on the
grounds that he rejoiced in the
fact that Sen. Jenner and Fulton
Lewis were not going to speak
here and thus that conservatives
were not going to be heard I can
only say that I fail to see how he
can condemn one end of the
horse, Sen. McCarthy and con-
done the other end which consists
of Jenner and Lewis.rThese re-
peaters of slander are just as
guilty as the original slanderer.
I shall, however, continue to
bring constructive conservatives
such as Pat Cleary, to this campus
as I have in the past and in the
end the Club itself must be re-
sponsible for any future speakers.
I am trying and have tried to be
democratic about this whole thing
but I don't have to jump off Bur-
ton Tower to realize, or discover,
that certain acts may in them-
selves constitute suicide.
As to the bringing of Taft he e;
I have appointed a committee
look into this possibility as I did
earlier in respect to Gov. Warren.
But do not mistake this action
as an endorsement of Taft's can-
didacy because it is not. He is
in a different class than McCar-
thy certainly and it wil ultimate-
ly be up to a regular meeting of
the club to decide the matter of
his speaking here.
-Dave Cargo
President, Young Republicanas

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BARNABY

Barnaby, there's no atomic
rocket fuel on the market!

He put the barrel and wood back
in the cellar. He's angry. You left .

A lesser scientist than your
Fairy Godfather would give

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