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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, APRIL 20, 1952

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Presidential Aspirants

MATTER OF FACT
By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP

THE

WEEK'S

NEWS

WASHINGTON-When Gov. Adlai Steven-
son, an intellectual, began to wrestle
hard with the problem of tobe or not to be
a candidate for president, his final negative
was almost a foregofte conclusion.
He himself marveled that any man could
calmly proclaim he had the qualifications
to be -president in times like these and
then sell the proposition far and wide.
The more he examined every side of the
question, as intellectuals -will do, the more
probable it became that he would not run.
The closest recent parallel is Associate
Justice William O. Douglas of the Supreme
Court, another darling of the liberals. Jus-
tice Douglas weighed the pros and cons of
an all-out fight for the presidency to the
point where he has definitely landed in the
category of "often a bridesmaid but never
a bride."'
It appeared for some, time that Gen.
Dwight D. Eisenhower was headed for the
same fate. But the Kansan has proved to be
more practical than intellectual; he decided
finally it was a fine idea and dived in.
The obvious immediate effect of the
Stevenson renunciation is to throw the
Democratic race really wide open. Sen.
Estes Kefauver's strategy of not waiting
upon others to determine his own course
is justified again and, with the rest of the
competition, his chances are now improved.
It will be respectfully noted that the far-
sighted Kefauver has the nation's second
largest haul-California's delegation-safely
tucked away.
But admittedly the Tennesseean does not
appeal to many of the big pivotal states be-
cause of his moderate civil-rights views-
he will stand on the platform to be adopted
at the convention but does not personally
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writer only.
This must be noted in all reprints.
NIGHT EDITOR: SID KLAUS

favor a compulsory Fair Employment Prac-
tices Commission. So the search for a sub-
stitute candidate will continue.
Many Democrats are taking Mr. Steven-
son's announcement philosophically. They
explain that it is absolutely necessary for a
president to be able to make tough decisions
quickly and rightly. They believe that Harry
Truman, with all his minor faults and oc-
casional mistakes, has shown this quality
and will get his good notices from the his-
torians because of it. Examples cited in-
clude the dropping of the atomic bomb on
Japan, the Marshall Plan, the Korean War,
the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
In the rather prolonged Stevenson in-
decisiveness these Democrats glimpsed an
opposite tendency that bothered them.
No one reason can explain Stevenson's de-
cision; he is a complex man. The personal
factor of his divorce and the deposition he,
in honor, had to make in the Hiss case have
been often discussed.
It is also true that he has rather often
said he expected General Eisenhower to be
nominated and elected this fall. He is a per-
sonal friend of the General and, while more
liberal-and more experienced by far-on
the domestic front, they are not too far
apart in important aspects of their thinking
as well as in foreign policy.
Stevenson has friends who counseled
him to "save himself" for 1956. They told
him his party was bound to lose this year
and would need a leader in four years
when they would have a better chance to
win.
The first part of this advice is naive:
politicians don't ring twice for men who sit
back when the going is tough. It will be
remembered against Stevenson that he did
not pick up the supposedly unprospering
cause.
A great many Democrats don't believe the
second part, either. General Eisenhower may
win-but his party has its share of alba-
trosses that he cannot escape, and he will
not be spared an all-out fight from most of
the Democratic aspirants.
(Copyright, 1952, by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

..IN RETROSPECT

-.

J

ON THE
Washington Merry-Go-Round
WITH DREW PEARSON

WASHINGTON-One of this column's first
exposes of tax fraud four years ago was
the story of two highway contractors, W. J.
Hardy and F. McKenzie Davison, who built
the winding labyrinth of asphalt roads
around the giant Pentagon building during
the war and then sneaked out of paying
taxes to Uncle Sam.
Following publication of their tax chisel-
ing, the two gentlemen from Virginia went
to jail-though not until after a suspici-
ously long delay.
A newspaperman always likes to believe
that he's ahead of the news, that he's com-
pletely accurate and never omits anything
important from a story. I am no exception.
In this case, however, I find it necessary to
confess that I did an incomplete job of re-
porting.
I thought I did justice to Hardy and Da-
vison but I didn't. One of the most import-
ant parts of the story was omitted. This
was the manner in which the two asphalt
kings scraped up $35,000 in cash to make
payoffs and buy their way out of a jail
sentence.
The money was sealed in a brown manila
ART
DURING SPRING VACATION, the Uni-
versity Museum of Art replaced the por-
tion of its scheduled exhibit in the South
Gallery with a showing of the Canadian,
Hortense M. Gordon. Her paintings will re-
main up until April 25th, so you haven't
much time if you want to see them.
Professor Slusser has deviated from his
usual policy of not holding one-man shows.
He pointed out that, in the ordinary course
of events, the museum seldom has an op-
portunity to display the works of Cana-
dian artists, so he was happy to make an
exception in this instance, especially since
the museum accessions will be easily avail-
able in the future.
Of the 31 paintings, all but one are cubist
compositions, most of them abstract. The
exhibit suffers a little from overcrowding-
too much of the same kind of thing in a
small space can easily become oppressive.
There is anyway a certain sameness about
cubist' paintings, especially non-representa-
tional ones,, that no amount of minor vari-
ation can alleviate. The number of signifi-
cant variation, juxtaposition of color and
form, is relatively small in what amounts to
a plane geometric presentation.
Cubism, except in the hands of a Bra-
que or a Gris, seems always to be an ex-
perimental excursion on the road to some-
thing else; no one knows quite what. As
a cubist, Mrs. Gordon is at any rate com-
petent, Two of her canvases are strikingly
good: "Blinking Lights" is a pleasing ar-

envelope on Sept. 23, 1948, and delivered to
their attorney, Howard Vesey. Of this
amount, $10,000 was to be paid to the "demo-
cratic campaign fund," and the $25,000 bal-
ance to a "Mr. X."
--TELLTALE LETTER-
DAVISON EVEN. wrote a letter about the
pay-off plan. Dated April 29, 1949, and
addressed to his attorneys, Davison's letter
bluntly spelled out the tax fix as follows:
"When we employed the firm of Vesey,
Prince, and Clineburg, we paid a $5,000 re-
tainer fee and later, after several conferences
at the suggestion of Vesey, we put up in
cash $35,000 to be used as follows: Vesey was
to donate $10.000 to the Democratic cam-
paign fund and the balance, $25,000, was to
be paid to a certain Mr. X at that time, and
who later appears in the picture as a Mr.
Shepard, if, as, and when he succeeded in
having our case killed as to criminal prose-
cution. No payment was to be made to any-
one, Vesey included, until the case was defin-
itely killed. This was very plainly set forth
in the meetings and was distinctly under-
stood by Vesey and all concerned, including
Shepard."
That was the set-up by which the two
road contractors planned to avoid serving
jail sentences, and the most interesting
thing is who was to pull the tax wires and
get the $35,000 pay-off.
This column, investigating further, found
that members of Mr. Vesey's staff admitted
receipt of the envelope containing the $35,-
000. However, they said the money was nev-
er listed by the firm as a legal fee.
Investigation also showed that the myster-
ious "Mr. X" or Mr. Shepard appears to be
James J. Shepard, Jr., a tax attorney. He
admitted that he had been consulted in the
Hardy-Davison case, but claimed that he
participated in only one conference, decided
they were guilty, and so advised them.
-KANSAS CITY FRIEND-
SHEPARD VIGOROUSLY denied any part
in an attempted fix. Asked several times
whether he had ever been offered $25,000-
as stated in Davison's letter-he never pns-
wered. He claimed he got called into the
case through a friend, Walter Maloney.
Maloney is a former Kansas City attor-
ney, who came to Washington shortly af-
ter Harry Truman become a Senator from
Missouri. He once served as judge of the
Jackson County court, as did President
Truman when he was a young protege of
the Pendergast machine.
Maloney, querie about the case, said he
and Shepard were supposed to split the fee
50-50, but in the end he was paid nothing.
He denied using any influence, explained
that the case "had gone too far, was in the
penal division, and there was too much of a
record on it."
When the above maneuvers didn't work,
the two asphalt kings tried potent Sen.
Harry Byrd of Virginia. Byrd stated after-
ward that he gave them no aid.
Tri +ha a rl affrfe n11 ira -,u A "n

MAKE SENSE IF YOU CAN
WASHINGTON-The following collection
of facts, all of them of the most vital
importance to every American in the street,
suggests the insane confusion of the current
defense picture- ,
ITEM: The Army has now tested and
flown the first truly effective ground-to-air
guided missile. It is relatively short in range.
But it is supersonic. Its guidance system is
sturdy and workable. It seeks and finds its
target. In short, it represents -an enormous
leap forward in an enormously difficult art.
ITEM: The successful test of the new
interceptor missile has considerably in-
fluenced thinking about our air defense
problems. Other influences have been the
development of radar capable of tracking
low-flying attacking aircraft, and the
formulation of plans for remote radar out-
posts to give very early warnings. A new
design has been drawn for a better air de-
fense net, combining earliest radar warn-
ing and close coordination of aircraft and
guided missile interception of enemy bomb-
ers.
In consequence, the responsible authorities
in the Air Force have importantly raised
their estimates of the potential effective-
ness of a modern air defense. Formerly, they
held that the defender would do well to bring
down three out of every ten enemy bombers.
Now the forecast is that at least half of the
enemy force can be destroyed before reach-
ing its target. This is considered to approach
the rate of loss which will effectively disrupt
enemy air attacks, even with atomic weapons.
ITEM: This improved modern air defense is
as yet no more than a gleam in the plan-
ner's eyes, however. Several wings of all-
weather interceptors are needed for an ef-
fective air defense of this country, but we
have as yet only a pitifully small number.
The joint Chiefs of Staff's coin-flipping
system of allocating production priorities
has placed this vital aircraft rather low on
the list.
Enormous outlays, are also needed to
complete the radar screen with its costly
Arctic outposts and picket boats at sea;
to build adequate quantities of the new
interceptor missiles, and for other air de-
fense purposes. The decision has not really
been made, as yet, whether or not to buy
the up-to-date and efficient air defense
which we can now, in theory, achieve in
this country.
ITEM: The difficulties of air defense in
the Soviet Union are considerably greater
than they are here. Yet it has to be presum-
ed that the Soviets, who captured an im-
portant group of German guided missile ex-
perts, have made the same progress in this
art as we have. If the Soviets also possess
an efficient interceptor missile, this must
reduce the value of our strategic air force
as a deterrent to aggression.
*0 C
AT THE SAME TIME, intelligence esti-
mates and informed scientific opinion
agree that the Soviets are producing atomic
weapons and building up their own strategic
air force with unlooked-for speed. The ex-
perts have ceased to give their former sooth-
ing forecasts about the "time of danger,"
when the Kremlin will be able to deliver a
crippling surprise attack in this country.
They do not think the time has come yet,
but they are no longer prepared to say it
will not come fairly soon.
Intelligence studies also reveal a huge
increase in armament outlays in the new
Soviet budget. The American and British
experts, who had hoped the Soviets had
already reached their peak of cold war-
time military effort, are deeply perturbed
by this development with its obvious and
far-reaching implications.
ITEM: Meanwhile, the Republican isola-
tionists and Southern Democratic coalition
in the House of Representatives has slashed
to ribbons the American defense problem. In
the Defense Department by the grim efforts
of Secretary of Defense Robert A. Lovett,
the Joint Chiefs' original "minimum" bud-

get of $71,000,000,000 had already been re-
duced to $53,000,000,000. A further cut in
the Lovett minimum had already been made
by the President and the Budget Bureau.
Appropriations that were therefore too
low to carry forward our rearmament at
the planned rate, were then sliced by 4.5
billion dollars in the House. In a final
orgy of total irresponsibility, the House
also ordered the Defense Department not
to spend $6,000,000,000 in previously ap-
propriated funds, which are required to
meet contract payments in the coming
year. This simply means, of course, that
build-up of urgently needed units, includ-
ing air defense units, will have to be can-
celled despite the heavy risk. And deliver-
ies of even more urgently needed hard-
ware will have to be refused, despite the
enormous resulting waste.
If anyone can make sense out of the fore-
going series of facts, he is a better man than
these reporters.
(Copyright, 1952, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)
member of congress. However, he attributes
his sucoe to amiet New vrYor Larwir Ar-

Local ...
WIND-SWEPT HILL-Mr. Re-
publican came to town. Before a
schizophrenic crowd of students
and townspeople, Senator Robert
Alphonso Taft of Ohio, who wants
to live in the White House, this
week gave a thirty-two minute ac-
count of himself and his platform
in Hill Auditorium.
Sponsored by the Taft-for-
President Club, the affair was
crowded, gala, and according to a
Lecture Committee interpretation,
educational in nature. Students
who cut lunch to attend the ad-
dress heard nothing new - but
what they saw was surprising.
Warm, friendly, and at times
amusing, Taft did himself credit
personally.
Democratic "domestic corrup-
.tion" and "international error"
were blasted mercilessly. But
Taft's alternative proposals got the
same treatment from local liberals
mumbling in the Hill corridors,
* * *
McPHAUL DINNER-This week
brought new developments in the
six-week-old McPhaul dinner in-
vestigation. The special faculty-
student investigating committee
turned over the results of their
probe to the Joint Judiciary Coun-
cil with blanket charges of viola-
tion of a University student con-
duct by-law on the use of Univer-
sity property for public meetings
or lectures against the 14 students
known to have attended the Mc-
Phaul banquet.
The defendants all appeared be-
fore the Judiciary for brief hear-
ings, with testimony winding up
yesterday. Judic then will make
recommendations on what, if any,
disciplinary action to take in each
individual case to the University
sub-committee on discipline. It
was believed that final approval of
the decision would be forthcoming
this week.
* * *
METAMORPHOSIS - Sorority
rushing will be streamlined next
year, Panhel announced this week,
outlining plans for recasting the

-Daily-Bill Hampton
"THIS is Juliana?"

present highly formalized set-up
into a more informal system. Also,
the whole process will be moved
up from spring to fall. Accompany-
ing the rushing changes was an ex-
pandled scholarship program.
* * *
ROYAL VISIT-Ann Arbor had
a taste of royalty this week, as
Queen Juliana and Prince Bern-.
hard of the Netherlands made a
quick stop-over to receive an hon-
orary doctor of civil laws degree.
Only previous regal glimpse local-
ly was in 1949, when the Shah of
Iran provided a breath of Middle
Eastern sovereign splendor.
* * *
National " . ..
THEY LIKE IKE-Ike did it
again-but this time Bob Taft had
an excuse. In the huge New Jersey
primary, where Taft had with-
drawn from the race, charging
Gov. Driscoll with double-crossing
him by publicly throwing his sup-
port to Eisenhower, the homecom-
ing general rode to a 157,000 vote
victory over the Ohioan.

But Eisenhower forces w e r e
quick to point out that, although
Taft himself did not actively cam-
paign in the state, his cause was
carried on by members of the sup-
posedly, 100% Ike-solid Trenton
GOP organization.
On the confused Democratic side
of the ledger, Truman-favored Ad-
lai Stevenson, who cleaned up Re-
publican misdeeds in corruption-
ridden Illinois, announced he
"could not" accept the donkey's
nod. Although outspoken Estes Ke-
fauver felt the statement "very
favorable" to his own candidacy, a.
slew of favorite sons were cropping
up around the nation which prom-
ised to give the TV star trouble at
the July convention. High man on
the list: foreign aid administra-
tor W. Averell Harriman, who this
week pocketed the powerful Em-
pire State delegation.
, * *
NO VELVET GLOVE-A limp
grip of government seizure settled
on the steel industry this week but
Secretary of Commerce Charles

Sawyer, new "boss" of the mills,
was hinting of a sterner grip to
come: unless the industry and its
striking steelworkers come to an
agreement by tomorrow or Tues-
day, warned Sawyer, the govern-
ment will take it upon itself to
grant its new "involuntary em-
ployes" a wage boost. Steel splut-
tered, Congress muttered, and the
courts prepared to receive what
could prove the biggest constitu-
tional hassle in years.
ROGUE RIVERS -Army Engi-
neers and state and federal auth-
orities were doing only slightly bet-
ter than old King Canute this
week as swollen waters of the Mis-
sissippi and Missouri ,rampaged
through half a dozen midwestern
states. Latest region to be threat-
ened by the lapping torrent is Ne-
braska with the Mighty Mo's enor-
mous pressure blasting a concrete
sewer line running under .a pro-
tecting dike. At weeks end it look-
ed as if Omaha was due for
trouble,
HERRING BAIT -- Michigan's
Communists settled down for a
seige of watchful waiting this week
as Gov. G. Mennen Williams sign-
ed the Trucks anti-Communist,
Bill into law. State authorities
seemed to be taking the new legis-
lation pretty seriously with Secre-
tary of State Fred Alger ruling the
Socialist Workers Party off the
state election ballot only four
hours after the signing--the Party,
Alger pointed out, was on the state
Attorney-General's subversive list,
and therefore could not remain on
the ballot under the new act.
Meanwhile state police authori-
ties were busily attempting to im-
plement the major provisions of
the new act-requiring the regis-
tration of all CP members within
five days after the signing. So far
they had found no takers-it seems
state Reds would rather risk $10,-
000 in fines, 10 years in prison, or
both.
.-Barnes Connable, Zander Hol-
lander and Crawford Young

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DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

?ettei'4 TO THE EDITOR
The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all letters which are signed by the writer
and in good taste. Letters exceeding 300 words in length, defamatory or
libelous letters, and letters which for any reason are not in good taste will
be condensed, edited or withheld from publication at the discretion of the
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Concerts
Concert. Rudolf Serkin, Pianist ,will
give his postponed recital in the Choral
Union Series, Tuesday evening, April 22,
at 8:30, in Hill Auditorium. He will play
the following program: Bach Prelude
and Fugue in A minor; Sonota in B-
flat (Hammerklavler) by Beethoven;
Busoni's Bereceuse and Perpetun Mo-.
bile; Weber's Invi 'tion to the Dance;
Chopin's Bammso , QP. 60 and Bolero,
Op. 19.
Tickets are ol fte"t the offices of
the University Musical Society in Bur-
ton Memorial Tower.
student Recital Postponed: Robert
Elson, Baritone, whose recital has been
announced for Tues., April 22, in the
Rackham Assembly Hall, will give his
program on June 4.
Student Recital: Joan Patrick, Pian-
ist, will present a program at 4:15 Sun-
day afternoon, April 20, in Architec-
ture Auditorium, in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the degree of
Bachelor of Music. A pupil of Helen
Titus, Miss Patrick will play works
by Bach, Beethoven, Ravel and Brahms.
Her program will be open to the public.
student Recital: Guinevere Dorn,
student of piano with Helen Titus, will
play a recital in partial fulfillment of
the requirements for the degree of
Bachelor of Music, at 8:30 Sunday even-
ing, April 20, in the Architecture Audi-
torium. It will include works by Bach,
Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel, and Proko-
fieff, and will be open to the public.
Student Recital: Theodore Johnson,
violinist, will present a program at
8:30 Monday evening, April 21, in the
Rackham Assembly Hall, in partial ful-
fillment of the requirements for the
Master of Music degree. A pupil of Emil
Raab, Mr. Johnson will play works by
Beethoven, Bach, and Bela Bartok. The
general public is invited.
Exhibitions
A Display of the Ukranian National
Art is being held today in the Inter-
national Center (Michigan Union);
sponsored by the Ukranian Students
Club.
Events Today
Congregational-Disciples Guild: 7
p.m. program at Congregational Church.
Guests from the Young Friends So-
ciety will present a program on "Real-
ity andsthe Spirit," which will be fol-
lowed by a discussion.
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Student
Club: Supper Program at 5:30 p.m.
Election of next year's officers.
Wesleyan Guild: Morning Seminar,
9:30 a.m., in Pine Room. Guild supper
and program, 5:30 p.m. Prof. Lenski
will speak on the subject: 'R'eligion-
the Opiate of the People."
Lutheran Student Association: Meet
at 5:30 p.m. for supper at the. Student
Center. Program at 7 p.m.
Unitarian Students: 7 p.m., Lane Hall.
Miss Marian Winterbottom willd is-
cuss: "Religion As Experienced,"
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shown under the sponsorship of the
Cercle Francais.
Coming Events
Lecture-Discussion Session of Music
Education 241, 506 Burton Tower, 7:15
Monday evening, April 21, with Dr.
Eberhard Preussner, Salzburg, Austria,j
speaking on "Music Education in Aus-
tria," and Professor John Bishop, Uni-
versity of Adelaide, Australia, discus-
sing "Music Education in Australia."
Open to anyone interested.
Economics Club. Meeting, Mon., April
21, 8 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater.
Prof. Lawrence H. Seltzer, Department
of Economics, Wayne University, will
speak on "Theory and Practice of Capi-
tal Gain Taxation." Staffmembers and
students in Economics and Business Ad-
ministration are invited. Others who
are interested will be welcome.
Volunteer Naval Research Reserve
Unit 9-3. Meeting, 7:30 p.m., Mon., April
21, 2082 Natural science Bldg. Speaker:
Mr. Stanley Lefond. Subject: "Oil Ex-
ploration in Tunisia."
Aircraft Icing Research Seminar.
Mon., April 21, 3:30 p.m., 4048 E. Engi-
neering Bldg. Mr. Charles Sieicher will
discuss the work of,- Chapman and
Rubesin on heat transfer from a non-
isothermal flat plate.
Tickets for "Once in a lifetime," the
uproarious satire on Hollywood, by
Kaufman and Hart, will go on sale
at the Mendelssohn box office tomor-
row at 11 a.m. This comedy that pokes
fun at Hollywood at the time when
the "talkies" were first introduced in
the '20's will open Wednesday night
at 8 p.m. and run through Saturday.
The play is presented by the Depart-
ment of Speech.
International Students Association.
Meeting of the General Council, Mon.,
April 21, 7:30 p.m., Room 3B, Michigan
Union.
La P'tite causette meets Monday
from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the south room,
Union cafeteria.
SRA Executive Committee meets at
Lane Hall, Mon., April 21, 4:45 p.m.
BarnabyHClub: Supper and discussion
at Lane Hall, Mon., April 21, 6 p.m.
Phone 5838 for reservations.
Hiawatha Club meeting, Tues., April
22, 7:30 p.m., League.
Civil Liberties Committee. Meeting
7:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, Rm. 3A,
Union. Discussion of action regarding
McPhaul dinner investigation. All in-
terested are invited. Those who wish
to vote must have paid their dues at
beginning of meeting.
Students for Democratic Action: Pol-
icy meeting, Tues., April 22, 7:30 p.m.,
Union.
Le Cercle Francais: Meeting, Mon.,
April 21, 8 p.m., Michigan League, fea-
turing songs of Ravel by Dale Thomp-
son, and a movie on Normandy, slides
on Paris.
Young Democrats: Regular business
meeting, Tues., April 22. 8 p.m., Union.

Tunisian Question ....
To the Editor:
THE QUESTION of hav ig a full
discussion of the Tunisian
tension situation came before the.
Security Council recently. The
"western democracies" were able,
to muster sufficient votes to keep
this question off of the agenda of
the Council. America chose the
cowardly way out-our Council1
member abstained from voting,
I would like to pose two ques-
tions. 1? How long is our Country
going to allow Britain, France and
the other colonial powers to blind'
her to the real opportunity and
indeed moral responsibility that,
she has to take a positive stand on
such questions? 2) Are we going to
let the Near East, the Middle East
and Africa- go communist by de-'
fault?
I have had the good fortune to
visit several of the areas out in
Africa that are under French and
British rule. It is my personal
opinion that the people who live in
these Trusteeship and colonial
areas do not want to embrace
communism, Word has gotten
around pretty much that slave la-
bor camps in Siberia are plentiful.
In the short-run, then, we can
probably count on these down-
trodden peoples to bear the very
real ills they have rather than
flee to others that they know not
of. However, our own self interest
demands that we look beyond the
short-run.
There are 200 million black or
brown people in Africa who are our
potential friends. There are liter-
ally hundreds of millions of poten-
tial friends and allies in the Near
and Middle East. We need these
people on our side.
Obviously, France cannot kid-
nap two or three leaders every
time nationalism raises its head in
Tunisia or elsewhere. It is equally
obvious that America cannot hold
on to its claim to the title "Cham-
pion of Freedom" if we continue
the shameful practice of hiding our
head under our snug wings when
these thorny problems come up
for decision in the UN Security
Council.
--David L. Stratmon
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Authoritarianism ...
To the Editor:
ir TWmu T TATM r.Philn5"(etter

having the idea 'forced down' his
throat." It is this very type of au-
thoritarianism that I objected to
in Mr. Philips previous letter to
the Daily. Mr. Philips, in that let-
ter, stated that "we must recognize
that religion is . .." To this au-
thoritarian use of "we must" I
still object. Mr. Philips is entitled
to his own definitions, but he has
no right to impose them on me.
I subscribe to the traditional de-
finition of religion. If that defini-
tion excludes Buddhism, as Mr.
Philips would have it, then I will
simply 'have to place Buddhism in
another category. I do not feel
obliged to change my ideas to ac-
commodate all the "isms" in the
world. I would soon have to start
accomodating Communism. This I
never intend to do.
Please, Mr. Philips, if you are
going to oppose authoritarianism,
I wish you would desist from trying
to impose your definitions on me,
as well as all those who believe as
I do, that religion forms a bond
between God and man.
-Chester Patrick
04r

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