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NSA & Student Legislature

Suez Seizure
THE SITUATION in Egypt could lead to

Observation Post

be asked to renew for another year
their membership in the National Student
Association. Unfortunately, it appears that
this approval will be granted with little ques-
There are two reasons why NSA will
probably be railroaded through tonight.
First, the cabinet is solidly in back of it.
Secondly, and more important, SL presi-
dent Len Wilcox was named to the number
two post in the national NSA set-up at
the convention last summer. To vote down
NSA, while it would not affect Wilcox's
tenure, would appear to be a vote of no
confidence in Wilcox, something which few
Legislators would desire to do.
It is too bad that these personal factors
may cloud the more basic issues. For it seems
rather obvious from this vantage point that
NSA is a luxury which SL cannot afford.
Membership in this do-little organization
costs SL about $500, or a sixth of last year's
budget and about an eighth of this year's.
SL constantly scrapes and cuts corners in
their campus functions, but they feel they
can afford to invest a significant chunk of
their budget in NSA, which does no discern-
able good for the student body.
No one can deny that SL's primary func-
tion is to provide services to the student
body, of, by and for whom the Legislature
exists. This is why the University gives it
$1,000 annually, why no one complains when
SL makes an inordinate profit from Home-
coming Dance, derives a comfortable gain
from Cinema Guild movies.
But when SL takes this money and in-
vests in such nebulous project§ as NSA,
the student body has a right to protest.
Last week, the seven Michigan delegates
pported back to the Legislature and all
others interested on the NSA convention.
They spoke vaguely of "concrete" plans, but

could mention little that had any bearing on
the student body.
In the report-back, one after another of
the delegates made the remark that the im-
portance of NSA couldn't be appreciated un-
til one attended a convention. Perhaps this
better than anything else illustrates the fal-
lacy of NSA.
The truth is that only the seven dele-
gates from campus are benefited by mem-
bership in NSA. True, they receive a thor-
ough indoctrination in the principles of
student government, but is this worth
$500 a year to the student body?
NSA has also been known to hold regional
conferences, with a greater proportion of SL
able to attend. But these have in the past
been rather abysmal affairs-disorganized
and valueless.
NSA defenders will argue that the organi-
zation has great potential as a champion of
the student and student's rights.
This is true. But that potential has never
been approached.
NSA supporters will contend that the with-
drawal of Michigan from the organization
will be a big blow, will lessen the chances of
NSA ever realizing its potential.
This is true. But whose interests are more
important, those of the student body, for
whom there could clearly be a better dispo-
sition of the $500, or of NSA?
If SL had $700,000 to play around with,
as student government at the University
of California does, then they might well
feel justified in investing in NSA. But
with our SL's meagre resources, NSA is a
dubious undertaking.
It is unfortunate that any NSA defeat
would seem to be a personal defeat for Wil-
cox who has been doing an excellent job as
SL president. But it is hoped that last-min-
ute opposition to a renewed NSA member-
ship will appear. All factors considered, NSA
just isn't worth it.
--Crawford Young


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


Churchill's Coalition

Consider how close the world came to
armed conflict at Abadan. Then note the
added considerations which enter into
Egypt's abrogation of her treaty with Bri-
tain and a clash becomes much more like-
ly over Suez and the canal than it was ov-
er Iran and her oil.
Strategically, Suez is the focus of the Mid-
dle East and the link between Europe and
the Far East. Adolf Hitler understood this
full well when he launched his Afrika Corps
time and again for Suez.
Economically, Suez is "the lifeline of the
empire." This has become only slightly less
true with the independence of India and
Pakistan. Britain still derives vital sus-
tenance from her dependencies to the Eastr
not to mention the Commonwealth members
who ship to England through the Canal.
Moreover the mood in Britain today is
not nearly as conducive to peaceful with-
drawal as it was in the case of Abadan.
The pukka sahibs, who demand their
"white man's burden" and still live in a
Kiplingesque world, can now declaim, "We
told you so."
From the verandah of Shepheards Hotel
in Cairo they assert, "We counseled resist-
ance at Abadan and were ignored. Now be-
hold Abadan. Britannia must take a firm
hand with the heathen."
Weakness in Egypt, they continue in their
post hoc propter hoc confusion, will en-
courage even greater demands throughout
the Middle East than did the Abadan with-
Moreover, one of the main deterrents to
armed resistance at Abadan is lacking at
Without the possibility of Soviet inter-
vention under the terms of her treaty with
Iran, the British might have upheld their
oil interests with guns.
But the consequences of such action in
Egypt do not involve Soviet invasion. This
will weaken the moderates and encourage the
pukka sahibs.
Yet, it would be well for both groups to
remember that British troops in Egypt will
not be passed off simply for what they are.
To Arabs throughout Islam those troops will
represent the West attacking the Arab
World, the West continuing to dominate a
nationalist Middle East, the West still the
The Arabs, a member of the University's
Middle East expedition recently told this
writer, have an unfortunate quirk of blam-
ing each and every Westerner for the acts
of each and every Western nation.
If this is so, and other writers bear him
out, a shortsighted use of force at Suez could
mean the total loss of our already strained
friendship with the Middle East.
And would it save Suez? Possibly for a
year or two or five.
However, the movement for abrogation of
the Suez treaty is part of a natural, inexor-
able drive.
Admittedly, events at Abadan have speed-
ed up the drive in Egypt. But the Egyptian
demands have been on record for years and
would have come to a head eventually.
That this striving for national identity
be strengthened is most important in
Egypt. As more than one analyst has not-
ed, Egypt is the only Arab nation capable
of providing the leadership necessary to
bring the Middle East to the side of the
What is involved at Suez today is a weigh-
ing of values. Which is more important: one
or two or five years more of Briish pos-
session of the canal or the loss of any
chance for a permanent alliance between the
Western nations and the Arab World.
-Zander Hollander

CHURCHILL'S HINT of a proposed coali-
tion government should the Conserva-
tive party regain power in Britain's forth-
coming elections comes as a surprise at
this time.
It seems improbable that a coalition
government would work for the benefit of
either Great Britain herself or the Con-
servative party should it win Oct. 25.
Although their platforms may seem at cas-
ual glance to be almost identical, with the
exception of iron and steel nationalization,
there are real differences between the La-
borites and Conservatives that would un-
doubtedly be asserted.
Coalition governments have been known to
work in wartime but there is a distinct dif-
ference between the crisis which Britain
finds herself in now and an overall war
crisis. At present Britain's main home con.
cern is economic. In this type of situation
Britain needs the type of unified leadership
that only a, one-party government with a
workable majority, be it Conservative or
Labor, could give. Britain is having trouble
away from home-most recent is the Suez
Canal and the Sudan problem-but with all
her troubles the fact remains that this is not'
all-out war.

Why, then; did Churchill propose a co-
alition government? It will do the Tories
no good and probably needlessly delay the
much-needed economic reforms in Britain.
Some possible suggestions which may ex-
plain his action are:
S1) Churchill does not want the full respon-
sibility for imposing new economies on an
already impoverished people who have noth-
ing but a long cold winter to look forward to
after the elections.
2) He does not expect to win by a very
large majority if he does win.
3) He is capitalizing on the fact that his
name and a coalition government are asso-.
ciated with success as a result of the warms
time coalition.
4) He feels there is a great enough crisis
that party lines should be given up ,for a
5) He hopes to ally the Liberal party with
the Conservative by this pronouncement.
Of these the last explanation seems the
most' plausible. But any or all of them
would be to his advantage.
One thing is certain-Churchill at 76 has
not lost the foresight and keen political per-
spective he is famous for. What his exact
objective is in this pronouncement, however,
remains to be seen.
-Cara Cherniak

SAE Succeeds . . .
To the Editor:
FEW MONTHS ago, several
members of the State Depart-
ment and the Senate were urg-
ing that Dr. Ralph Bunche be con-
sidered for appointment as am-
bassador to Russia. Earlier this
year President Truman appointed
a Negro woman lawyer, Mrs. Edith
K. Sampson, as an alternate dele-
gate to the United Nations. The
well-publicized argument for each
of these actions was that they
would negate Communist propa-
ganda concerning the treatment of
minority groups in this country,
which as that great Republican
Mr. Thomas Dewey has pointed
out is a very tender spot on what
might be a healthy democratic
Few of us could be so naive as
to think that these appointments
could negate the Cicero riot or the
bombing of homes in Texas and
Alabama .. . etc. Moreover, it is a
sad commentary on the American
way of life to have to admit that
the appointments were due to the
Commies and their "irritating"
Nothing, however, could be so
heartening or strike a deadlier

WASHINGTON-A new and interesting little scandal has turned up
'r regarding the chief of staff of the Chinese Army.
Last summer this column dug up some amazing facts regard-
ing Gen. C. J. Chow, who is Chiang Kai-Shek's right-hand man,
and who side-tracked $444,706.53 into a private bank account in
New York. The money was supposed to pay for U.S. war equipment,
but was transferred instead to the name of a fictitious firm, the
Lee Sun Company in the National City Bank.
Despite this, General Chow is the man who will handle the spend-
ing of the new $300,000,000 which the American taxpayers and Con-
gress have just voted to hand Chiang Kai-Shek.
And on top of juggling American aid money, this column has now
learned that the same General Chow also pulled wires to keep his son
out of the draft. -
His'son, I. Shi Chow, was studying at San Mateo College, California,
and after the Korean war started, General Chow heard that his son as
a resident alien might become subject to the American draft. So Chow
hastily pulled strings to have the boy transferred to the Chinese Em-
bassy staff.
Actually, young I. Shi Chow never came near the Embassy. He
has continued, his studies at San Mateo College as a diplomat-
The order, creating a fictitious post for the son of the No. 2 Na-
tionalist, was transmitted January 12 to the Chinese air attache, Col.
Tseng Ching-Lan.
* * * *1


Washington Merry-Go-Round


7 :

Democratic Scandals

low at this propaganda than the
merican people themselves refut-
ng it, not at State Department
evels, involving single individuals,
ut in ordinary day to day activi-
es . .. the kind that never make
.he front pages of European and
.merican newspapers but which,
n the aggregate, constitute a si-
ent, but powerful refutation.
Thus the Sigma Alpha Epsilon
raternity is to be congratulated
cr taking the initiative in remov-
ng the discriminatory clause from
ts constitution ... a minor move
in rffuting Communistic propa-
and but perhaps a more real
ne than the appointments of Dr
Bunche or Attorney Sampson. Let
is hope that there will be many
ther "minor moves." And, above
.ll, let us hope that they will be
aken in great faith... and with
--Audrey Smedley, '53
'fraternity Life . .
To the Editor:
SN BEHALF of Sigma Nu I here-
by register formal protest
against the inept and inaccurate
news reporting as to the "skinny"
condition of our beloved Penny.
Quoting from Ashmont, "Dogs,
Their Management and Care in
Disease:" "All dogs are naturally
ean when healthy, and obesity in
any form signifies need for treat-
ment by a registered veterinary,"'
WVe not only "designate" her an
Irish setter, but have official re-
gistration papers to prove her dis-
inguished, pure-blooded ancestry.
She is a very brilliant dog, proven
by the fact that after realizing
she had committed a social faux
pas (delaying Saturday's football
game) she cooperated to the full-
est extent by allowing herself to
be "collared."
We are respectful of our mascot
for more than the usual senti-
mental reasons given by dog lov-
ers. After having carefully coi-
pared her to all the mangy mutts
on campus, we are proud to admit
that we have the liveliest, friend-
liest, and most beautiful canine
at Michigan.
-William H. Merner, III,
Y * *
Football Scene
To the Editor:
WATCHING THE battle over the
importance of football I feel
that it's time I arose from my end
zone seat and contributed my
share of armchair quarterback-
ing. To wit:
You've read stories that go Like
this, "Time for football de-empha-
sis." I've read them too, but I've
surmized we've already been de-
-J. H. Moore

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{Continued from Page 2)

WASHINGTON-A fresh impression of the
' Truman administration after a month's
absence is that to a degree not seen even
in the dark days of '46 and '48, it is on the


THE ENEMY by Wirt Williams, Pub-
lishers: Houghton Mifflin, $3.00.
THIS NOVEL, Williams' first, is Hough-
ton's answer to Nicholas Monsarratt's
"The Cruel Sea," published by Atlantic-
Litt Brown. It is a weak answer and a poor
What Monsarratt's novel is in clear, un-
affected prose, describing the boring mo-
notony and uncertainty of submarine
hunting aboard ship during World War
II, Williams' dealing with the same topic,
is not.
Generally inadequate, Williams' prose
style and characterization are particularly
improper. Stylistically, "The Enemy" is a
blatant imitation of Hemingway. And its;
profanity is abundant, but self-conscious.
The result is more surrealistic than real.
"The Enemy's" characters are stock, flat
and undeveloped c Thereis Jake,sthe Old
Navy petty officer, complete with beer belly,
know-how, pride of ship and profuse invec-
tive; Buchan, the lean, tough, cool, courage-
ous captain who is after all a pretty good
fellow. There is the easy-going former play-
boy, the fo'csle full of hard-drinking, hard-
fighting seamen. And there is Crandall, the
coward, the rank-puller, the snobbish and
nretentious desk lieutenant sent to sea for

Democratic politicians as such have nev-
er worried too mudch about Secretary
Acheson's troubles, Senator McCarthy or
the global struggle. They know that Ache-
son is one of their genuinely eminent men,
that time will help to expose McCarthy,
and that their leaders are making an hon-
est effort to solve the world crisis. The
politicos did not list these matters as maj-
or obstacles because they felt sincerely that
the opposition charges being untrue, they
were capable of being disproved.
But the Internal Revenue Bureau scan-
dals and National Chairman Boyle's pros-
perity have struck at the basic conviction
on which Democrats operate. It is that the
American people believe the Democrats are
for them. What is now becoming clear is the
existence of an elite corps of Democrat first-
ers, who are uncomfortably close to the
informed Democrats have watched this
contamination of the most sensitive agency
in government start and spread ever since a
thorough-going politician, the late Robert E.
Hannegan, was made commissioner of in-
ternal revenue late in the Roosevelt admin-
istration. Hannegan, who went on to bigger
things as national chairman and Postmaster
General, was no better and no worse than
the rest of his trade, and no charges were
recorded against him.
But he brought to bear from the top a
political point of view in areas that must be
above politics at just the time when no suc-
cessful challenge apparently could be made
against it. Roosevelt was ailing and absorbed
in the war; Truman shortly followed but he
still had to learn how far the White House
is and must be above the Jackson County
Courthouse. Also, Truman had no confidence
in lemonrats not nersonallv tied to him:


SINCE GENERAL CHOW is second in power to Chiang Kai-Shek,M
himself, conscientious Chinese Ambassador Wellington Koo re- I
luctantly went along with this trickery and forwarded an official note
to the State Department on April 17 requesting a "change in the resi-
dence status of Mr. I. Shi Chow.
The State Department accepted the Chinese Ambassador's u
word, notified him on August 15 that "Mr. Chow .has been grant- p
ed a change of status from section 3 (2) to that under sectign 3
(1) of the immigration act of 1924, as amended, as an accredited a
official of the Chinese government."
NOTE-High Chinese Nationalists have not only diverted Ameri-Z
can aid money into private bank accounts, but have used it to specu-
late on the commodity market, tax free. This money has also been usedf
to finance the smear campaigns against Secretary of State Acheson,4
General Marshall and anyone else reluctant to untie the American
purse strings for Chiang Kai-Shek's government.v
This high-powered, highly paid China lobby has tried to con-
vince the American public that anyone who opposes Chiang is auto-
matically a Communist. The real truth is that the most, effective op-r
position to the Chinese Communists comes .from guerilla bands insideI
China, having no connection with the Nationalists. The Defense De-
partment is in touch with these guerrilla bands, and is arming and
aiding them-completely independent of Chiang,
* t
TA'T MANEUVERS-A secret strategy meeting of Taft-for-Presi-c
dent leaders was held in Washington last Thursday night. Present
was John Hamilton, the Kansas-born GOP chairman for Alf Landon
who now works for oilman Joe Pew in Philadelphia; also Taft's cousin,E
Dave Ingalls, who was Assistant Secretary of War in the Hoover ad-
Ingalls, who has been scouring the 48 states for Taft delegates,
reported to the meeting that if the convention were held today,
Taft would pull 500 of the 600 GOP delegates.
Others present were more conservative, estimated Taft's strength
nearer 350. Ingalls also announced that the only threat to Taft was
Eisenhower, but that GOP leaders figure he will not make a suffi-
ciently aggressive fight to get nominated.
NOTE-During the session, merchant-manufacturer Tom Cole-
man, chief Taft leader in Wisconsin, telephoned in from Madison that
he never expected to get Cyrus Phillips, GOP national committeeman
and head of union refrigerator cars, to sign the Taft pledge, but Phil--
lips finally did so to support John Hamilton.,
Eisenhower maneuvers-Anti-Taft forces, fully sensing the danger
that Taft will definitely pledge GOP leaders before they know whether
Eisenhower is available, have now decided to take the bit in their teeth.
They will put out an announcement fairly soon that Sen.
James Duff of Pennsylvania will head the Eisenhower forces.
Following this, they expect to get a personal statement from the
General around Christmas time, possibly before. He will state that
he will be available for the GOP nomination.
Reason for the early appointment of Jim Duff as Eisenhower{
leader is the current hemming-and-hawing among the General's sup-
porters. As between genial ex-Senator Harry Darby of Kansas, Gover-
nor Tom Dewey, and Senator Duff, no one has known who was boss.
(Copyright, 1951, by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

>uplication of the Virus." All inter- I
sted are welcome.
Young Republican Club. Meeting,
:30 p.m., League. Several officers will
e elected. Guest speaker.
Roger Williams Guild. weekly Tear
nd Devotional, 4:30-6 p.m., 502 E. Hu-
Sigma Xi Meeting: 8 p.m., Rackham
Amphitheater. Dr. W. J. Nungester wil 1
peak on "Some Remarks on Biological
Student Players Production Staff,
7:45 p.m., Properties Room, University
High School. Crew assignments will be
given out and work schedule arranged.
Young Progressives: Opening meeting,J
7:30 p.m., Union. featuring "1848," an
unusual experimental film, dealing
with the French revolution. Semester
Polonia Club: Meeting, 8 p.m.. Union.
Movies of Poland at war. All students
invited. Narrated in English. Re-
Corning Even ts
Freshman and sophomore Air Force
R.O.T.C. students who are interested in'
playing in the Air Force R.O.T.C. band,
meet in 135 North Hall, Thurs., Oct. I1i
7:30 p.m. No instruments wit be used
at this meeting.
Hillel Social Committee meeting
Thurs., 4 p.m., Lane Hall.
International Center Weekly Tea for
foreign students and American friends,
4:30-6 p.m., Thurs., Oct. 11.
World Student Service Fund council
wUl meet Thurs., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.,
~Deutsche Kaffeestunde: German Cof-
fee Hour, 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., Thurs.,
League Rumpus Room.
Sigma Delta Chi: Business meeting,
Thurs., Oct. 11, 8 p.m., Kalamazoo
Room, League.
Anthropology Club. First meeting,
Thurs., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., West Con-
ference Room, Rackham Bldg. Reports
on summer field work will be given
Everyone welcome. Refreshments.
S.R.A. Inter-Cultural Outing, center-
ed around Arabian Culture, will leave
Lane Hall, Sat. 5 p.m., returning Sun.,
3 p.m. Reservations may be phoned
to Lane Hall.
Beacon Club Meeting, -Thurs., Oct.
11, 7:45 p.m.. Union. Movies and re-
Hillel Coke Hour: Thurs., 3:30 to 5:30
p.m., Fireside Room, Lane Hall. Every-
one is welcome.
N.A.A.C.P. General business meeting,
Thurs., Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m., Uiion. Work-
ing committees will be organized.
Literary College Conference. Steering
committee meeting, 4 p.m., Thurs., Oct.
11, 1011 A.H.
British Election display under the
auspices of the Department of Political
Science. A display of materials illus-
trating the British elections, including
posters, pamphlet material and official
forms, will be on exhibit in the Rack-
ham Assembly Hall Thurs., Oct. 11. At
8 p.m. in the Rackham Amphitheater
there will be a showing of a movie il-
lustrating the whole campaign proce-
dure and a recording taken at the time
of the last election. The general pub-
lic is invited to see this display and
soaring Club. Meeting, 7:30 p.m.,
Thurs., Oct. ii, 1042 Engineering Bldg.
All interested invited.

GLADYS SWARTHOUT, dressed in a Val-
entina gown, swished on stage last night
and arranged her tanned self in front of
flattering pink footlights.
This was the climax of the concert; this
was as exciting as it ever got.
Obviously, the whole thing was a tour
de force of every known device to attract
the audience-complete with premier per-
formance numbers, selections composed for
Miss Swarthout, and encores of Funiculi,
There was no plausible excuse for last
night's concert being as unmusical and
stale at it was. Miss Swarthout's selec-
tions were all well within her mezzo-so-
prano range and none were of exceptional
difficulty. Some fresh interpretation and
study along with several hours of vocaliz-
ing could have made the final effect a
little less rusty and perhaps even enjoyable.
But where her voice should have been
plaintive, as in "Del mio core" from Haydn's
"Orfeo," it merely dragged, through her
inability to sustain any sort of resonant
tone and her lack of breath control. And
the five Spanish songs fell as fiat as a tor-
tilla though I gathered from occasional "de-
fiant tosses" of her head that they were an
attempt at spirited singing.
There was one redeeming feature in her
ability to pronounce her words clearly. With-
out this asset, we of the audience would

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