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OSU & the Speaker's Bal



Dangerous Detour
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THE FIGHT against college speaker bans
is gaining impetus at Ohio State Uni-
versity. And the spark behind the move to
end a trustee's screening rule has come from
the most logical of all campus groups, the
The Ohio controversy began in early
September when Columbus newspapers
objected to a campus appearance by Dr.
Harold O. Rugg, professor emeritus of
Columbia University.
The school trustees immediately re-
sponded with a rule compelling all guest
lecturers to be screened by the university
With the speaker's ban came a statement
of principle by the trustees: "We encourage
the fullest academic freedom consistent with
national security. The facilities of the Uni-
versity will not be made available to known
Communists or members of other groups who
seek to undermine the basic liberties of
Like all speaker's bans and cultural vigi-
lantisin this sounds patriotic enough. But
to date, it has succeeded in barring only one
speaker from campus-a Quaker.
BOTH EDUCATIONAL and religious lead-
ers in Columbus and at the University
decried the ruling. The two newspapers
however, supported it, and the trustees stood
firm on their principle.
Extensive faculty criticism, however,
prompted the trustees to make two con-
cessions; to appoint a committee to discuss
the problems of administering the gag law
and to hear the faculty complaint.
A committee of seven, representing the
THERE SEEMS to be a decline in ro-
mance on campus ttese days, despite
a more favorable dating ratio,
Advance ticket sales for "Football
Fantasy," the annual Homecoming
dance sponsored by Student Legislature,
have fallen alarmingly below the aver-
age of previous years, and the dance
committee is having visions of an empty
Intra-Mural building tonight.
Of the 17,000 students currently regis-
tered in the University, approximately
4000 will be attending 47 registered house
social functions tonight. This figure is
based on a liberal average of more than
80 per party. Where will the remaining
13,000 be?
Homecoming is the highlight of the
fall social season in Ann Arbor, and cer-
tainly the main Homecoming Dance
should be able to attract a good represen-
tation from this number.
Proceeds from "Football Fantasy" will
support Student Legislature activities for
the coming year, eliminating the student
government tax found on many campuses.
Highlights of the Homecoming Dance
will be one of the best orchestras in the
country and decorations twice as elabor-
ate as those for last year's Homecoming
Why not try it?
-Mike Scherer

nearly 2000 teachers at OSU, was scheduled
to meet with the trustees last night.
But besides just complaining against the
screening the OSU faculty has taken several
positive steps.
The University Religious Council an-
nounced that as long as the ban is in ef-
fect Religion in Life Week would not be
A conference of the American Physical
Society scheduled for next semester will meet
in a Columbus hotel without university
Several other faculty societies are also
considering moving their conventions off
campus rather than submit their lecturers
and participants to the president's screening.
The Ohio State faculty uprising, how-
ever, is the only promising factor in a
general restriction of speakers throughout
the Big Te!
Except for the University of Iowa and
Michigan State, every Big Ten. school, in-
cluding our own, requires prior administra-
tive or faculty permission for speakers. And
both the University of Iowa and Michigan
State reserve the right to ban any extreme
* * *
AN ANSWER for the Ohio State contro-
versy, and for all schools with speaker
bans might be found in the recent solution
reached at Columbia University.
There, student groups are free to invite
whomever they please to lecture. But to
protect its interests Columbia will estab-
lish a student-faculty group to review the
responsibility of all organizations.
A definition of irresponsibility by Colum-
bia is: "illegal or immoral actions, actions
contrary to the organizations stated ob-
jectives, and action taken without fair re-
gard for the interests and good name of the
If this definition is followed with con-
servative strictness, groups will be able to
invite one controversial or unpopular speak-
er but never another. It will be the same
situation that existed before the speaker's
ban was lifted.
A loose interpretation, however, carried
over a period of time would mean a
sensible speaker's rule.
It would allow free choice of speakers, it
would give the university a right of review,
and it would place the decisions of what was
irresponsible in a representative student-
faculty group where anycontroversial issue
could be assured a fair hearing.
Such a compromise would be ideal at
Ohio State University where some change
will have to be instituted.
For if the concerted denouncement by an
entire faculty cannot bring about the end of
a speaker's ban, then the faculty has lost
its, importance in the university system. And
Ohio State will be a smooth-running flaw-
less enterprise but not an educational in-
-Leonard Greenbaum
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are written by members of The Daily staff
and refiresent the views of the writers only.

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and in good taster Letters exceeding 300 words In length. defamatory or
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be condensed,edited or withheld from publication at the discretion of the

W ASHINGTON-Sen. Robert A. Taft's
wonderfully unsurprising announcement
of his candidacy for the Republican nomin -
tion has had at least one good effect that
Sen. Taft did not look for. It has spurred the
Republican supporters of Gen. Dwight D.
Eisenhower to tackle the all-important
problem of organizing their forces.
Hitherto, the real inner weakness of
the Eisenhower movement in the Republi-
can party has not been the uncertainty as
to Gen. Eisenhower's future intentions.
IThe real weakness has been the character
of the movement itself-a loose coalition
of local political potentates, each with his
own claims and touchinesses, each eyeing
all the others with visible suspicion.
Now, however, the main groupings in the
movement have come together at a series
of meetings held here in Washington by
Sens. James Duff of Pennsylvania, Irving
Ives of New York, Frank Carlson of Kansas
and Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts.
These Senators, acting either as plenipoten-
tiaries or as principals, have reached agree-
ment on certain major points.
enhower movement will be in the Gen-
eral's home state, at Topeka, Kan. The head-
quarters are expected to be opened there
rather shortly under the joint auspices of
Sen. Carlson and his partner, Kansas Na-
tional Committeeman Harry Darby, and they
will most probably be placed under Darby's
Second, what may be called an organizing
office will also be opened almost immediately
in Washington. This office will be a coopera-
tive venture, where the interested Senators
can keep tabs on progress throughout the
Third, Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New
York has been fully informed of these
prospective steps. An understanding has
been reached that the New York Gover-
nor will let his allies publicly lead the
Eisenhower parade, confining his own
overt effort to New York and the Eastern
states, but quietly lending a hand else-
where when this will be useful. The pur-
pose is to lull the suspicion that the Eisen-
hower movement may be a concealed
Dewey movement, which is already enter-
tained by some people who underrate both
Dewey's political hard-headedness, and
the fervent sincerity he brings to this
If this pattern of organization can be made
to work, it should be highly effective. It re-
presents a logical division of responsibility.
It knits together all the various main groups
of Eisenhower backers in a coherent man-
ner. It assures the maximum of coalition ef-
fort. Indeed, it has every virtue except the
virtue that cannot be achieved until Gen.
Eisenhower himself is prepared to say to his
supporters, "Here is the man I want to head
things up."
WITH A SERIOUS organization in the
field against them, Sen. Taft and his
backers will do well not to be deceived by
their own propaganda, aimed of course at
doubting delegates, that the Eisenhower
movement is a mirage, and that the Taft
bandwagon is a sort of political juggernaut.
There is no argument about Gen. Eisen-
hower's superior popularity. And with such
men as Gov. Dewey and Sens. Carlson, Duff
and Lodge actively organizing for Eisenhw-
er, and firmly declaring their own certainty
that Eisenhower will be available, the effect
on doubting delegates should be immediate
and important.
The great question will still remain, of
course, as to whether these leaders read Gen.
Eisenhower's intention correctly, and as to
when the General may be able to declare his
candidacy. But even on this head, there is
cold comfort for Sen. Taft in certain facts
which can now be stated on the highest au-
In brief, several of the Eisenhower lead-

ers were in intimate touch with the Gen-
eral prior to his appointment as N.A.T.O.
commander, when he was actually just
about to take the major step of enrolling
himself as a Republican. Since the Gen-
eral's departure for Europe, these same
men have maintained a quiet but to them
entirely satisfactory and encouraging liai-
son with him. And it is because of these
unseen contacts, that the pro-Eisenhower
chieftains declare with such certainty that
they have no fear their candidate will notj
be available at the last moment.
In addition, there is the further fact that
can now be revealed, that certain of these
Eisenhower leaders have also had represen-
tatives working out in the states for a good
many months, with most hopeful responses.
In short, there may still be a lot of "ifs" in
the Eisenhower movement, but it is infinite-
ly less iffy than the Taft propagandists so
hopefully suggest.
(Copyright, 1951, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)
New Books at the Library
Cary, Joyce-Mister Johnson. New York,
Harper & Brothers, 1951.


Washington Merry-Go-Round

college Humor ... (The same breeze, I might add
..theEdit.o.:which floats into my window.) And
o the Editor: Isince my window faces ,the SF
N RMe fhe 24thyour "Bloody Building not a single chord escapes
* Mes' ofthe 4th:without my hearing it.
On the night of the 23rd several Wheut m studing t.
wisted minds from the 55 side of to be very annoying. When I ar
Stockwell Hall wound their way vr noig hnIa
wound to the 50 side in searchof trying to sleep it seems to be verb
rmore mnds to t wsd ist. eir eerie and reminds me of a holiday
>oe more minds to twist. Their
ethod was subtle; they claimedat a funeral home.
e simple case of suicide in the The distance between Heler
hower. In and around the shower Newberry and SP is just enough t
howe. I and aro nd t e s owe cause dilution of tones and hence
were placed many of the univer-
ity's up and coming actresses who eatly changeshe sound an
pointed to the blood o n the cur- pitch of each chord. If a slight
aind tpleed "respect for the breeze is blowing, the music float
in with each phrase a differen
ead." While there were no house! key.T dt ee
directors present to give the scene keyThis adds variety .to the se
ome validity, there have been tention since I am in music schoc
noughisicy to geuniversities! and Music Lit. is one of my requir
f ths cunty t gie u resoned courses. The lab period in Mus
o believe that the suicide was Lit. is not required of freshmer
Luthentic. After all, who has time however, but it seems that I hay
n a university to concoct jokes, es- a lab every evening whether I wan
pecially those requiring calculated it or not.
erverted planning? We looked in- I appreciate the fact that yot
o the shower, and without taking at SP, are music lovers but can'
he time to examine the corpse, you do your loving just a littl
blood, and knife, were terrified- earlier?
and we are in good physical shape. r-Betty Sittman
If this be a method of the 55 cor-
idor to rid themselves of their
weaker members, it is a good one, Editor's Note: our Linotype opera-
in accordance with survival of the tors, a peculiar breed, find that organ
music makes them more accurate.
ittest, but if it was simply an at- since this faculty is most important
tempt to be funny, no malice between midnight and 2 a.m., per-
meant, it was not very successful. haps a rearrangementof program-
-Ellie Suslow ing might be effected.
S *Ester Mark
Estr Mrk Taft Support . . .
Music . . . To the Editor:
To the Editor: THIS is to announce the forma
ATFIRST glance one would nev- tion of a new organization
er think the Student Publica- Democrats for Taft as the Repub
ions Building was a mortuary. But lican Nominee for President. Thi
udging from the sounds which es- 'is not to suggest tha we will sup
cape its windows about 11.30 p.m. port Alphonso for the Pres!tenc;
each evening, one would not hesi- once he is nominated. For wit
tate to believe that it was the TaftQs a candidate, we Democrat
nightly meeting of the Ann Arbor can feel secure that a Democrat
Morticians' Society. ANY Democrat, will be the nex
Very sombre and slightly diluted President of the United States.
organ music floats on the breeze. -Lyn H. Marcus

U.S. AMBASSADOR Robert Murphy in Brussels has handed the Bel-
gians a tough note virtually demanding that Belgium send some
of its army to help the United Nations in Korea. So far, Belgium. has T
sent only a few hundred volunteers . . . The United States is also
pressuring the Netherlands to do its part to reinforce General Ridg-
way's army. The Dutch contribution has been no greater than the t
Belgian. -j
American reports on Russian A-bomb tests have been so ac-e
curate that the Russians are reported preparing a new and distantt
proving ground for future tests. It's reported to be in the Taklan
Makan Desert across the southeast Russian border in China. This
desert is shut off from the outside world by some of the world's
highest mountains.o
U.S. experts believe England's rearmament program will danger-
ously lower the British standard of living and make another U.S. loan
necessary'by the middle of next year. It'll be around $2,000,000,000,
and will occur whether Churchill's elected or not. (Actually a change
in Britain's ruling political parties is not expected to make the slight-
est difference in Britain's economy.) . . . All of our new F-84 jet
fighter-bombers are now equipped to be refueled in flight. This gives
them a range thousands of miles greater than the fighters in the last
w a r . ,,
THE BIG RANCHERS of the Rio Grande Valley met secretly at
Bayview, Texas, recently to map plans for blocking the Immigra-
tion Border Patrol from enforcing the wetback laws. These same ranch-
ers have been hiring cheap labor, smuggled across the Mexican border,
and in order not to lose this cheap labor supply, they agreed to raise a
war chest of $50,000 to lobby against strict border enforcement, both
in Washington and Mexico City.
It was tentatively decided to assess each rancher ten cents per
acre. The first step, they agreed, was to block a $6,000,000 appro-
priation to strengthen the border patrol. -
The secret meeting was called by Lon C. Hill of Corpus Christi,t
who reported to fellow ranchers on his trip to Washington and claimed1
he had been told confidentially by high congressional leaders not to
return "so ill-equipped." What the word "ill-equipped" meant was not
explained, but this was the reason for raising the war chest.
THE INCIDENT was hushed up, but shortly before congress adjourn-
ed, 82-year-old Senator McKellar of Tennessee added round six to
his record as the Senate's most bellicose member.
In past encounters, McKellar has tried to bean one victim
with a gavel, boot another in the pants, flail another with a roll of
newspapers-and once he landed a surprise left hook.
This time, however, McKellar attacked with his walking stick. The
incident took place behind closed doors of the Senate Appropriations
Committee. Tge victim was Displacel Persons Commissioner Harry
Rosenfield, who made the mistake of interrupting a McKellar haran-
The old man had been hounding Displaced Persons Chairman
John Gibson, who had difficulty understanding. "I beg your pardon,
sir?" he kept repeating.
Finally McKellar snapped: "Isn't there anyone around here
who understands anything about this?" .
Rosenfield jumped up to his colleague's defense.
"If the chairman of the Displaced Persons Commission doesn't
know anything about displaced persons . . . "Rosenfield began.
But McKellar cut him off.
"You can't talk to me like that!" he shrieked. "You sit down! I
don't want to hear another word from you at this meeting!"
Shaking with anger and shouting incoherently, McKellar
picked up his cane and lunged at Rosenfield. The commissioner
ducked and the blow narrowly missed his head.
This was round six for McKellar, whose other publicly disclosed
brawls include:
Round 1-McKellar started to pull a clasp-knife from his pocket
and advanced toward the late Senator Copeland of New York on the
Senate floor. Colleagues restrained him.
Round 2-McKellar took offense at United Press Reporter Dayton
Moore's questioning, whopped him over the head with a roll of news-
Round 3-Nashville publisher Silliman Evans greeted McKellar
courteously in a Washington hotel, but the old man landed a poke that
caught Evans off balance.
Round 4-A representative of this column asked McKellar his age.
The aged Tennessean replied by raining blows on the reporter's head.
Round 5-McKellar got into an appropriations argument with Con-
gressman Cannon of Missouri, tried to settle it by crowning Cannon
with a gavel.
It's getting so that both congressmen and newsmen, find it safer
to steer clear of the Senator from Tennessee.
(Copyright, 1951, by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.)


The Daily Official Bulletin is an Villa-Lobos.............Nonetto
of ficial publication of the University Bruch....... Concerto in g minor
of Michigan for which the Michigan Beethoven.......Symphony no. 7
Daily assumes no editorial responsi-
bility. Publication in, it is construe- Young Republicans will meet at 7:30
tive notice to all members of the p.m., Tues., Oct. 30, League. Speaker:
University. Noticesbshould be sent Mr. Owen J. Cleary, Republican State
in TYPEWRITTEN form to Room Central Committee Chairman a n d
2552 Administration Building before Chaiman of the Mid-Western Federa-
3 p.m. the day preceding publication tion of State G.O.P. Chairmen. Open
(11 a.m. on Saturday). meeting.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1951 U. of M. Hot Record Society. A Bop
VOL. LXII, NO. 29 record program,.League, Sun., Oct. 28,
8 p.m. Everyone invited,
Notices The J. Raleigh Nelson House, for In-
ternational Living, 915 Oakland Ave.,
Socialacrmen o ude ntOrgnia- will hold an Open House, Sun., Oct. 28
tions are reminded that requests for fo -:0
approval for social events are due in __3-5:30.
the Office of Student Affairs not later Graduate Outing Club. Meet at the
than 12 o'clock noon on the Monday rear of the Rackham Building, 2 p.m.
prior to the event. Sun., Oct. 28, Hiking and games at
Huron-Dexter Park.
Academic Notices
Game Theory Seminar Mon., Oct. 29,
7:30 p.m., 3001 Angel, Hall. Dr. Wilffed
Kincaid will speak on "Convex Bodies."
Events Today IffidX W Ofl
Newman Club: Annual "Homecoming
Dinner," 6:30 p.m., in the clubroom of
Saint Mary's Chapel. Entertainment
and a record dance will follow the din-
ner. Admission charge. All Catholic
students and their friends are invited.
Tickets are on sale all this week in the
Chapel's office. t - ; -



Roger Williams Guild:
after the game.

Open House

t The Orpheum . ..
DESPITE a 12 year lapse since its original
production, this film manages to sur-
vive as one of the greater classics of the
movie industry.
Combining an absorbing blend of dra-
matic biography and awe-inspiring pho-
tography, this picture tells a story of
daring and adventure so well, and with
such restraint and fine acting, that one
cannot help but forgive the studio for its
nonchalant disregard of historic fact.
In assembling an authentic visual record
of the landscape, the camera leads us
through much the same country Stanley
must have travelled in his search through a
land of unearthly birds, sounds and people.
Portraying Stanley as a warm and vital
personality, Spencer Tracy gives a flawless
'performance in this re-creation of the re-
porter's exhausting trek over a dangerous
and fever-ridden terrain.
Tracy receives extraordinary support from
Charles Coburn, Walter Brennan and Henry
Travers, but special mention must be made
of Sir Cedric Hardwicke as the missing mis-
sionary Stanley goes into darkest Africa to
find. In his role as Dr. Livingston, Hard-
wicke joins Tracy in a scene of muted emo-
tional power so vibrant that it casts a bind-
ing spell over every member of the audi-
ence. "Doctor Livingstone . .. I presume,"
as pronounced by Tracy, was a dramatic
summation which offered a brilliant con-
trast to the hardships of the grueling search.
Ofgspcial intens~ity isthe scene eit

A t The Michigan ...
A PLACE IN THE SUN, with Mont-
gomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, and Shel-
ley Winters.
It is a pleasure to report that the new
adaptation of Theodore Dreiser's "Ameri-
can Tragedy" is an exceptional motion pic-
ture. It has perhaps fallen short of the
ranks of film classics due to a mechanical
perfection that has precluded moments of
spontaneous brilliance which often make
memorable those productions that should
weigh less in the overall consideration.
In the space of a short review, it is diffi-
cult to list all its assets. Most of the things
it deals with are old-old emotions, old sit-
uations, even the familiar "love that can
never be." As a text, Director George Stev-
ens has used a novel of 850 tortuous pages,
also of no modern vintage. Yet all these
things he invests with a freshness that
makes the story seem strange and rare.
His techniques are for the most part
conservative. The symbols he employs are
never conscious or obtrusive. The transi-
tions are masterfully easy, often employ-
ing a strain of music or a bit of dialogue
to merge the various pieces. From the
start, he builds quietly and slowly to the
lake tragedy, then gradually tapers off
through the somewhat anticlimatic trial
sequence to the clear finality of the death
cell scene.
Even the "social comment," implicit in the
novel, is subdued but not overlooked by Mr.
Stevens. Indeed with his handling of the
half-real character of Angela, Stevens repre-
sent the lack of substance in George's dream

Episcopal student Group: Open House
after the game at Canterbury House.
Bring your folk and friends.
Wesleyan Guild: Alumni Homecom-
ing Bar-b-que, 4:30 p.m., at the Guild.
All Guilders, Alumni and guests are in-
vited. Alumni comnmittee meeting, at
7 p.m. in the lounge.
School of Music student Council:
Important meeting, 11 a.m., 404 Burton
Wesleyan Guild: Cell Fellowship
group 9 a.m., at the Guild. All persons
interested are invited.
Saturday Luncheon Discussion Group,
Lane Hall, 12:15 p.m. Discussion on
"The Principles of B'Haism." Phone
reservations to Lane Hall.
Congregational-Disciples Guild: Foot-
ball Open House after the game at
Guild House, 438 Maynard. Bring
Coming Events
Michigan Chapter of the American
Society for Public Administration. So-
cial Seminar, Thurs., Nov. 1, 8:15 p.m.,
East Conference Room, Rackham Build-
ing. Guest speaker: John M. Gaus,
National President of ASPA and Pro-
fessor of Government at Harvard Uni-
versity. Topic: "Reflections on Public
Administration." Members, wives, and
friends are invited.
League Co-Ed Record Concert. Sun.,
Oct. 28, 8:30-10 p.m., League Library
(3rd floor).
Program: 1'


Your Fairy Godfather hasn't given
up the idea of crossing into outer o
space, m'boy, before somebody from

Probably he sees some
constellation roughly
shaped like a cat, or



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