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PAGE FOUR

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

'. HURS. Ak, APRIL Z3,1953

Pusillanimous IFC

By SID KLAUS,
Associate City Editor
1HE FAILURE of the - Interraternity
Council House President's Assembly to
act positively Tuesday night on the Student
Legislature motion regarding the final
exam schedule is not only disappointing, but
indicates a curious attitude on the part of
the IFC toward the University administra-
tion.
The motion which the house presidents
refused to pass was in support of SL in its
current efforts to effect a return to last
year's final exam set-up and to resubmit
the question to a faculty-student commit-
tee for study. It would have incurred no
obligation upon the IFC. The matter is a,
clearly-defined one in which the admin-
istration was obviously at fault in failing
to consult with students and faculty on
the move. And the question certainly was
not a new one to the house presidents-
it has had a thorough review not only in
these columns but in discussion groups
all over campus.
Yet the IFC failed to pass the motion. One
of the reasons given was that the opinion
of the men in the houses had not been de-
termined. Actually, the motion had appeared
on the Assembly's agenda which was in the
hands of the presidents by Monday after-
noon. If the presidents were at all unsure
DIR!
At Lydia Mendelssohn . .
DEEP ARE THE ROOTS, by d'Usseau and
Gow
W ORKING with a play that, at best, pen-
trates its problem only skin deep, the
Speech Department has turned out a very
impressive performance. The play could per-
haps be called smooth-restrained and ex-
cellent acting in almost every role keeps it
from becoming tedious.
The period immediately after the last
World War saw many people hoping for
something like another Reconstruction in
the South. Negro veterans, with liberal ideas
acquired in Europe, were returning deter-
mined to make not just the best of the South,
but something better. James Jones plays
one of these men, a lieutenant with a bril-
liant war record. The family to which he re-
turns is that \of an illustrious, Bilboesque
ex-Senator, in which his mother has long
been a trusted servant. In their different
ways, each of the Senator's two daughters
tries to encourage and help him. The elder,
domineering one has arranged a scholarship
for him, and hopes to make him into a lat-
ter-day George Washington Carver. When
he takes the direction of his life into his
own hands, and even goes so far as to get
just slightly entangled in a love affair with
her sister, her veneer of liberalism flakes off
rapidly.
Too often these characters remind one
of The Mr. and Miss X's of a sociological
report. Each embodies the attitudes of
the type he represents that they seem to
' have been assembled for a round-table
debate.'With characters like these, it is not
very surprising to find the issue not very
squarely joined. They lead to oversimpli-
fications, to ignoring the human and cul-
tural background of their problems. The
At Rackham Lecture Hall .. .

Stanley Quartet
EVEN THOUGH the first summer evening
had the temperature at Rackham sky-
rocketing to an uncomfortable degree, the
Stanley Quartet still managed to present a
program of their usual high calibre. Play-
ing the C major quintet of Johann Michael
Haydn, with violist Walter Evich assisting,
Ross Lee Finney's sixth quartet, and Beetho-
ven's Opus 131, c sharp minor, the concert
combined technical hazardry with musical
depth, a combination which today seems
almost exclusively programmed by string
quartets.
The Beethoven, which reached the in-
terpretive height of the evening, afforded
a splendid opportunity for comparison
with the Budapest Quartet. This work
completed the cycle began by the Buda-
pest last February when they played opus
130 and 132.
Both quartets have different interpretive
approaches and both methods are valid.
Technically the Budapest is better equipped;
if they had played the Scherzo last night,
it would have had more sparkle and clarity.
But for logic of conception the Stanley
Books at the Library
Cottrell, Dorothy-The Silent Reefs:

of the feeling of their groups, there surely
was opportunity Monday evening to discuss
the matter with their house members.
Another reason brought forward was that
endorsement of the SL motion might put
the IFC in "a bad light with the administra-
tion." Though IFC officers may emphasize
that this was the feeling of only an individ-
ual, it seems to bring to light an unhealthy
relationship that exists between the Coun-
cil and the administration. At the present
time, IFC probably feels it is on more secure
ground in its dealings with the University
than SL. And so, in an attempt to protect
this relationship, it refuses to take any stand
opposing the administration. (This type of
action, incidentally, makes one wonder
whether the IFC would lack courage to dif-
fer with the administration at other more
crucial times, when the welfare of fraternity
men is more directly involved.)
It is discouraging to find a campus or-
ganization, which supposedly represents a
goodly portion of campus opinion, placing
personal interests before those of the stu-
dent body in general.
Even if the motion is reconsidered and
passed at a later meeting, as former IFC
president Pete Thorpe has urged, the dam-
age will have been done, and concern over
weak fraternity leadership will not be en-
tirely unfounded.
AMA
unpalatable and unprofitable moralizing
which results is unable to support the last
act changes of heart.
The complications which animate the
play are often very tired ones indeed. For
instance, after the younger daughter has
had an evening tryst with the lieutenant, she
is caught in a lie by her sister when quizzed
on just what movie stars are playing at the
local theater. A false note is struck, -too, by
presence of the elder sister's writer-fiance
from theNorth. He is obliged to be an arbi-
ter and even a catalyst of the play's con-
flict, all the while remaining essentially
outside the action. One feels it would be
only just to let the South work out its own
salvation and not impose literary carpetbag-
gers on them.
Self-consciously, the playwrights were
unable to resist a reference or two to
Othello, perhaps hoping to shine by reflect-
ed glory. When the elder sister finds out
the clandestine love affair, she shouts
"He must have bewitched her"-out of
character, these lines are bewlidering un-
til one remembers Shakespeare, and then
they are embarrassing.
James Jones' performance, intense while
still avoiding melodrama, was excellent;
and the rest of the cast was not far behind
him. Sue Ralston did as well as one could
hope with the role of the elder daughter who
goes through the motions of liberality. Bright
and sophisticated, there is a nicely main-
tained contrast between her and Frances
Reitz, who plays her more magnolia-scented
sister. A. Vernon Lapps might have given
the Senator more of an aristocratic author-
ity, but is consistent throughout. The pro-
duction shows a great deal of care and tal-
ent-its bad points are out of the hands of
Ann Arbor.
-Bob Holloway
sic+

outdistances them. The opening fugue in
the first movement was performed as a long
line from beginning to end, bringing out
the expressive contour of whole melodies,
whereas the Budapest would have lingered
on individual notes or harmonies with more
of an instrumental beauty in mind.
The slow movement was a dynamic
whole, each section articulated to maxi-
mize the composer's contrasts of mood.
Perhaps here they would come closest to
agreement with the Budapest, but the
=latter group would have minimized con-
trast and emphasized individual solo ef-
forts. And the last movement, the Allegro,
was attacked with a vigor unknown to
the Budapest. It defined the greatest dif-
ference between the groups. The Stanley
sacrificed tonal brilliance to a pulsating
drive more closely allied to the purpose
of the music. The Budapest, always the
Stradivarius of quartets, would have pro-
jected a more beautiful sonority.
The other two works, Finney and Haydn,
were ably executed, though occasionally
marred by superficial flaws such as a missed
note or a run out of tune. The Finney,
which combines two disciplines, twelve-tone
rigidity and classic, tonal architecture, is
one of the composer's most expressive works
and runs the gamut from rhapsodic lyricism
to precise fugues. The Haydn contained a
cute though pleasant serenade and a last
movement horse race which had the Stanley
whipping off difficult and rapid scale pas-
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Saarland
Independence
SAAR Premier Johanner Hoffman has been
called the tool of France; the Saar it-
self, a French police state; and the par-
liament, a group of bowing puppets, their
strings manipulated by the French ambas-
sador to the Saar, Gilbert Grandval.
A recent pamphlet emenating from the
Saar, however, throws a light on Saar
independence of France.
Described as official and carrying a fore-
ward over the signature of Premier Hoff-
man, the pamphlet advances a new formula
for the Saar's Europeanization, which pro-
vides for French abandonment of its em-
bassy in Saarbruecken and substitution of a
consul-general with the same rights now
held by the German consul-general.
The other five points in the Saar formula
are:
(1) The Saar shall keep its inner auto-
nomy with a freely-elected parliament,
which would be subordinate to the supreme
authority of a European executive.
(2) The Saar shall be proclaimed the
first European territory and become the
seat of the Schuman plan, European Army
and other European federal projects.
(3) France shall abandon its rights of
sovereignty in diplomatic representation and
in defense of the Saar and transfer them
to the European authority.
(4) Pending formation of a real European
economic union, the existing Franco-Saar
Economic Union shall be maintained.
(5) The project of Saar Europeanization
shall be submitted to the Saar people in a
referendum headed by neutral observers.
While France and Germany continue to
feebly' feint a solution to the Saar situa-
tion, the tiny Saar has taken the initiative
and presented a series of resolutions that
neither country ought to ignore.
Her suggestions don't seem as toolish or
puppetlike as her critics would have us
think; but show an earnest effort to re-
move the land from her position as punch-
ing bag between two age-old adversaries.
-Gayle Greene
DREW PEARSON:
Washington
Merry-Go-Round
WASHINGTON-Congress is spending a
record three million dollars on investi-
gations, but hasn't invested a nickel in ex-
amining the vital question of peace or war.
This was brought out the oth er day
during closed-door cross-examination of
undersecretary of state Bedell Smith, who
was reporting to the Senate foreign rela-
tions committee on the new Russian peace,
offensive. Smith explained that the Cen-
tral Intelligence Agency had prepared a
detailed analysis of Russian intentions.
"Has this been made available to the
committee?" inquired Minnesota's Demo-
cratic Sen. Hubert Humphrey.
"No one has asked for it," shrugged Smith.
This prompted Humphrey to propose a
careful study of the new Russian govern-
ment. He urged calling in all the nation's
experts on Russia, and listening to their
ideas. Otherwise, he argued, the Senate
wouldn't be qualified to carry out its con-
stitutional duty of advising the President
on foreign affairs.
However, the Senators didn't seem much
interested. Apparently they would rather
spend money hunting headlines than dig-

ging into the complex problems of peace.
Note: This indifferent attitude indicates
the importance of newspaper publisher
Frank Gannett's suggestion that we estab-
lish a department of peace dedicated to pro-
moting and pushing peace every day in the
week. A similar suggestion has also been
made by R. M. Davis of Morgantown, W.
Va., and Congressman Staggers of West Vir-
ginia has introduced a bill in congress look-
ing toward that end.

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By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP
WASHINGTON-Secretary of the 'Treasury George M. Humphrey
meant precisely what he said when he called last Monday for
"a radical revision of our tax system." To understand what Humphrey
has in mind, it is first necessary to understand the $14 billion dilemma
which faces Humphrey and his able Treasury team. This dilemma in,
volves an absolutely basic decision of national policy.
In its simplest terms, this is the problem. A whole series of
post-Korean emergency taxes expire within the next twelve
months. The pressure in Congress for tax reduction is so strong
that about the best the administration seems likely to do is to
prevent these taxes from being cut back before their expiration
date. The first Eisenhower administration budget, which is now
being prepared, starts on June 30, 1954. The prospective tax
cut-backs will reduce government revenue for that year by a
whopping $8 billion.
Add the deficit under which the government is now operating.
This means that the current rate of spending must somehow be re-
duced by a fantastic $14 billion if the budget is to be balanced. Pro-
vided no new sources of revenue are found to make up for the tax
cutbacks, the Eisenhower budget can therefore only be balanced by
cutting into defense and other security spending in such a way as to
make former Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson look like a piker.
These unpleasant facts suggest why Secretary Humphrey and
those around him believe that the time has come when the whole
American tax structure is going to have to be rebuilt from the ground
up. This rebuilding process, moreover, if Humphrey and the other
Treasury men have their way, is likely to involve a basic shift in tax
policy, with all sorts of Uplosive political implications.
The American tax system, so the Treasury argument runs,
has grown from crisis to crisis until it is now a sort of monstrous
crazy-quilt. During the last twenty years, moreover, taxes have
repeatedly been imposed for essentially political purposes-"to
redistribute wealth, penalize production, and change the social
system."
It is now clear, moreover, that the post-war crisis is more or less
permanent-bar a miracle, a very heavy proportion of the national
income is going to have to be drained away by the government, per-
haps for a generation. It is time, therefore, so runs the argument,
to ask the question: "How can we collect the greatest possible*revenue
over the long pull, with the least damage to the American economy?"
The Treasury men have not yet come up with a concrete program
in answer to this question. But the trend of their thinking is perfectly
clear. It is toward a shift in the tax base away from direct taxation
and toward indirect taxation. The Treasury men argue that it is direct
taxation that tends to "kill initiative," and to eliminate the risk capi-
tal needed for industrial expansion.
As Under Secretary of the Treasury Marion Folsom has
significantly pointed out, Canada collects proportionately twice
as much from indirect taxation-taxes on consumer goods-as
the United States. The proportion in Great Britain is even higher,
and many British excise taxes were imposed or increased by the
Socialist government.
Secretary Humphrey is reliably reported to favor a uniform na-
tional sales tax on all articles other than absolute essentials like food
and clothing. It is hardly conceivable, as the Treasury men are well
aware, that a straight sales tax could be passed by Congress. But
Humphrey and those around him have certainly considered other
forms of indirect taxation-like a tax paid directly by the manu-
facturer on every article he makes:
On straight economic grounds, some such shift in the tax
base may not make a great deal of sense, in a time of very high
taxation-that is a matter for the economists to argue. But

(Continued from Page 2)
Science Research Associates, of Chi-
cago, has available,. an opening for a
Project Director. The, work would be
on the development of new or i-
provement of existing tests and related
materials.
The Hotel Commodore, of New York
City, writes that they have available
openings for men interested in posi-
tions within a hotel.
The Brown-Brockmeyer Co., of Day-
ton, Ohio, has openings for Electrical,
Mechanical, Industrial, and Administra-
tive Engineers and Science or Indus-
trial Management students in their
Inspection Unit and Special Assembly
Department.-
A Local Ann Arbor Concern has
available a position for a young man
interested in filling a vacancy which
would develop into the position of
Manager.
Commercial Credit Corp., of Detroit,
is interested in hearing from men with
a desire to enter the finance business.
The Toledo Girl Scout Council, of
Toledo, Ohio, would like to hear from
women who are interested in positions
as Field Directors in that particular
area. %
The Bureau of Land Management,
Albuquerque, New Mexico, has anopen-
ing for a Cadastral Engineer, Grade
GS-7. One witi a degree in Cartog-
rapyh, Engineering, Mathematics, or
Physics may apply. Details are available
at the Bureau of Appointments.
The County of Cuyahoga, Cleveland,
Ohio, has openings for one trained and
interested in the field of Social Service.
A Store in the Ann Arbor area has
available positions on their Training
Program in Retailing and Merchan-
dising for both recent graduates and
June' men and women.
The California Institute of Technol-
ogy, Pasadena, Calif., has openings in
their Hydrodynamics Department for a
Mechanical Engineer, Research Engi-
neer, and Research Assistant.
Ward Howell Associates (Executive
Recruiting) has an opening within a
firm located in northern Illinois for an
Administrative Assistant. Details con-
cerning the positions are available.
For further information concerning
these and other positions, contact the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Admin-
istration Building, Ext. 371.
Lectures
Cancellation of Unversity Lecture.
The lecture by Dr. G, P. Malalasekera,
sponsored by the Department of Philos.
ophy and announced for Fri., Apr. 24,
4:15 p.m., Auditorium C, Angell Hal,
has been cancelled.
Academic Notices
The University Extension Service an-
nounces:
Trees and Shrubs. There are still
openings for registration in this class.
Common native trees, important in-
troduced species, and ornamental
shrubs willdbe emphasized. Field trips
each Saturday morning from 10 to 12.
Eight weeks. $6.00./Instructor: Robert
S. Whitmire. Next meeting of the class
will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday morn-
ing, Apr. 25. in 2023 Natural Sciene
Building. Registration will take place
at the class.
Joint Seminar in Physical and Inor-
ganic-Analytical Chemistry. Thurs., Apr.
23, 7:30 p.m., 3003 Chemistry Building.
Mr. Thair Higgins will speak on "Tem-
perature Scales Below 1 degree K." Mr.
Sheldon Shore will speak on "Sander-
son's Interpretation of Gaseous Alkali
Halide Bond Lengths"
Course 402, the Interdisciplinary Sem-
inar in the Applications of Mathemat-
ics to the Social Sciences, will meet on
Thurs., Apr. 23, at 4 p.m., In 407 Ma-
son Hall. Mr. Stefan vail of the Eco-
nomics Department will speak on "A
Stochastic Model of Utilities."
Interdisciplinary Seminar in the
Theory of Growth (Econ, 353). Daniel
R. Miller, Assistant Professor of Psy-
chology, will speak on "Growth in Psy-
chological Theory," on Thurs., Apr. 23,
in 215 Economics Building, at 4 p.m.
Please note the change of place.
Seminar in Organic Chemistry. Thurs.,
Apr. 23, 7:30 p.m., 1300 Chemistry Build-
ing. Mr. Bruce Wark will speak on
"some Mechanisms of Decarboxyla-
tion.'"
English 150 (Playwrting). Mr. Miller
will be present at the Hopwood Tea
today, 3:30 to 5:30, Hopwood Room,
3227 Angell Hall.
Zoology Seminar. Robert R. Kohn
will'speak on "In vitro Studies of the
Relationships Between Glutathione
Intermedin, and Melanin Synthesis,"

and Paul A. Rondell on "Cellular Me-
chanisms in Ovulation," Fri., Apr. 24, 4
p.m., 3126 Natural Science Building.
Seminar in Applied Mathematics will
meet Thurs., Apr. 23, at 4 p.m. in 247
West Engineering. Speaker: Professor N.
Coburn. Topic: Stream Lines in Incom-
pressible and Compressible Fluid Flows.
Astronomical Colloquium. Fri., Apr.
24, 4:15 p.m., the Observatory. Speaker:
Professor John D. Kraus, department of
Electrical Engineering, Ohio State Uni-
versity. Subject: "Recent Findings with
the Ohio State University Radio Teles-
cope."~
Concerts
Carillon Recital by Percival Price,
University Carillonneur, 7:15 Thurs-
Xette 4
TO THE EDITOR
Quirk . .
To the Editor:
MARK READER states ". .. he'
had originally been a Navy
medic, but by some quirk of bur-
eaucracy had been shifted to a
Marine Corps division near Bun-

day evening, Apr. 23. The program will
include Selections from Mozart's "Don
Giovanni;" three Greek popular songs,
Serenade, Song of Rhodes and Barcar.
olle; Compositions for Carillon by
Georges Clement; Chopin's Etude 12;
spirituals Deep River, I Went Dwn in
the valley, Were You There, and Al
God's Chillun Got Wings,
Correction. Benning Dexter, Associ-
ate Professor of Piano in the School of
Music, will play a recital In Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater Sunday after-
noon, Apr. 26, at 4:15 instead of 8:30,
as erroneously reported.
Student Recital by Betty Ellis, pian-
ist, 8:30 Friday evening, Apr. 24, in Au-
ditorium A, Angell Hall. A pupil of Ave
Comin Case, Miss Ellis will play compo-
sitions by Bach, Beethoven, Ravel,
Schubert, and Brahms, in partial fulfill-
ment of the requirements for the de-
gree of Bachelor of Music. Her program
will be open to the general public.
Exhibitions
Museum of Art, Alumni Memorial
Hall. Exhibit of Accessions 1952 and
Modern Bible Illustration. Open through
April 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on week-
days; from 2 to 5 p.M. on Sundays.
The public is invited.
Events Today
Scabbard and Blade Military Hon-
orary Meeting, 7:30, in 212 North Hall.
Active and associatie members,
International Center Weekly Tea for
foreign students and American friends
from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Congregational Disciples Guild. Mid-
Week Meditation in Douglas Chapel,
5:05-5:30.
Undergraduate Zoology Club will hold
its first meeting in the Zoology Seminar
Room, 3216 Natural Science Buildin
at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Marston Bates will b
the guest speaker. All interested per-
sons are urged to attend.
La Petit Causette will meet today
from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the North Caf-
eteria, Union. All interested students
invited.
Alpha Phi Omega. There will be a
meeting of the present officers and
committee chairmen and next semes-
ter's officers in Room 3A of the Union,
at 7 p.m. Please attend. The scheduled
committee meetings are cancelled.
International Committee of SL
meeting at 3:10 p.m. at the Confer-
ence Room of the League. Please note
change of time and place. All interest-
ed persons are invited to attend.
U. of M. Sailing Club will hold a
meeting tonight In:311 West Engineer-
ing Building at 7:30 p.m. Regatta at
wayne on Apr. 25, and we are sched-
uled to have a team race with MSC
Sailing Club on Sunday at Whitmore
Lake
Christian Science Organization. Tes-
timonial meeting at 7:30, Fireside
Room, Lane Hall.
Kappa Phi. Cabinet meeting tonight
at 4:30.
The Civil Liberties Committee will
meet this evening at 7:30 p.m. in 2435
University Elementary School (second
floor).
Modern Poetry Club. Today's meeting
will be postponed until further an-
nouncement.
Gilbert & Sullivan. Full 'Trial by
Jury" chorus rehearsal at the Union at
7:30 p.m.
Coming Events
Department of Astronomy. Visitors'
Night, Fri., Apr. 24, 8 p.m. Mr. Edward
Spiegel will speak on "A Day on the
Moon." After the illustrated lecture in
2003 Angell Hall, the Students' Observ-
atory o the fifth floor will be open for
telescopic observation of the Moon and
Saturn, if the sky is clea, or for inspe-
tion of the telescopes aid planetarium,
if the sky is cloudy. Children are wel-
come, but must be accompanied by
adults.
Student Players. All members of the
Student Players are invited to attend
the Friday evening performance, of
"Deep Are the Roots" as a group nd
to attend a critique of the play aft-
erward at the usual meeting place. The
group will be, seated in the first bal-
cony; no seats have been specifically
reserved for it.
Graduate Mixer Dance. Fri., Apr. 24,
from 9 to 12 p.m., Rackham Assembly
Hall. Small admission. Music by Paul
McDonough's Orchestra.
The Episcopal Student Foundation

presents the Series of Five-a series of
informal lectures by outstanding speak-
ers. Second in the Series of Five will be
Dr. George A. Peek, Assistant Professor
of Political Science, who will discuss
Communism and Democratic Educa-
tion, Fri., Apr. 24, 7:30 p.m., 218 N.
Division. All interested persons are in-
vited.
Roger Williams Guild. Square Dance
in the Fellowship Hall of the First Bap-
tist Church, with all Inter-guild mem-
bers not going on the retreat invited to
attend.
The Labor Relations Law Section of
the State Bar of Michigan will present
a labor relations law workshop meet-
ing on Sat., Apr. 25, from 10 a.m. to 12
m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the Rack-
ham Amphitheater. The subject is
"Rights of the Individual Under the
Collective Bargaining Agreement, With-
in the Union, and Under Taft-Hartley
Law." Among the participants are
Professor Clyde W. Summers of the
University of Buffalo Law School; Wil-
liam Otter of the University of Michigan
Law School (NLRB attorney on leave),
Leon Cousens; Paul Franseth; Gabriel
Alexander, General Motors/UAW-CIO
Umpire; and Mark L. Kahn of Wayne
University, instructor in collective
bargaining. Faculty and students will
be admitted to these sessions free of
charge.
Hillel Foundation. Professor Samuel
Eldersveld, of the Political Science De-
partment, will speak on "How Should
the Liberal Organize for Political Ac-
tion" following Sabbath Services at

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-POLITICAL POTPOURRI--

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IT'S NO SECRET around the White House
that Secretary of State Dulles is suspic-
ious of foreign aid boss Stassen. That's one
reason Dulles let Stassen down in his fight
with Senator McCarthy. Inside fact is that
Stassen has been doing an A-1 job, takes
his work home at night, surprises associates
with his knowledge of international prob-
lems. . . . Michigan's popular Gov. Mennen
"Soapy" Williams is quietly researching the
political record of Sen. Homer Ferguson-a
prelude to challenging Ferguson's Senate
seat in 1954. . . . Senate appropriations boss
Styles Bridges has promised his friend, John
L. Lewis, to restore the cuts that Secretary
of the Interior McKay made in mine safety.
... Utah's fuddy-duddy Sen. Arthur Wat-
kins seems to spend most of his time getting
into petty feuds with fellow Mormons. He's
now spreading a whispering campaign
against Interstate Commerce Commissioner
James Knudson. . . . Incidentally, Secretary
of Agriculture Benson isn't the only Mor-
mon in high public office. Federal Commun-
innf+nc Pirmas--n Rn- -Tria is4nffini

Humphrey and those around<
him would like to see Congress
rewrite the tax laws, is an elec-
tion y ear. A n d ta xes are th e p o- molt c I e u v l n f n c e r f s . a
litical equivalent of nuclear f is- ~Jj~~tji~ ilth
sion. The notion of substituting t9
increased indirect taxes for the Sixty-Third Year
personal and corporation taxes Edited and managed by students of
which are due to expire fills even the University of Michigan under the
authority of the Board in Control of
the most conservative members student Publications.
of Congress with downright ter-
ror. Editorial Staff
Crawford Young...'...Managing Editor
To vote for such a shift in the Barnes Connable...........City Editor
Cal Samra ... ........ Editorial Director
tax base would expose any poli- Zander Hollander......Feature Editor
"favoring Sid Klaus ....... Associate City Editor
tician to the -charge of favoring Harland Britz.. ......Associate Editor
the rich at the expense of the Donna Hendleman....Associate Editor
poor" Cetaily i iswiseAndEd Whipple............Sports Editor
poor." Certainly it is wise and John Jenke.. ..Associate Sports Editor
right for the new men in the Dick Sewel. Associate Sports Editor
Treasry tohave goodhardLorraine Butler........ Womens Editor
Treasury to have a good hard Mary Jane Mills, Assoc. Women's Editor
look at the American tax system. Don Campbell.....-Chief Photographer
But as a practical political matter,
it seems highly unlikely that the Business Staff
tax system is going to be changed Al Green...........Business Manager
in any radical way during an elec- Milt Goetz.......Advertising Manager
in.ny a wn a - DianeJohnston.... Assoc. Business Mgr.

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