THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1953
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ESSON GALE'S BOOK:
The Background of China:
A Personalized Account
A FINAL showdown with the law
up for professional bqseball's
puted reserve clause.
In its first legality test since the Su-
preme Court approved it in 1922, the re-
serve clause will have another hearing be-
fore the nation's leading judicial body
sometime this fall. This time the verdict is
very much in doubt.
Last May, a. House Judiciary. subcommit-
tee investigation of baseball decided that
Federal legislation to govern the sport was
unnecessary. However, Chairman Emanuel
Celler, a New York Democrat, said that he
was opposed to giving baseball immunity
from monopoly provisions of anti-trust
The controversial clause in each players'
contract states that once he is signed he is
bound to the club which signed hm. The
baseball club may on its discretion trade or
sell him' to another club, or openly release
him. However, the player cannot leave the
club for a better salary with another team.
For baseball followers, the necessity of
this clause is obvious. Since the wealth of
baseball's club-owners is not evenly di-
vided, the wealthier teams could easily buy
up the top stars from around the league.
This would mean that such teams as the
St. Louis Browns, both Philadelphia clubs,
Washington, and the other clubs which
have smaller ball parks would have ex-
treme; if not insurmountable, difficulty
competing with the large-stadium, richer
The Supreme Court's decision this fall is,
therefore, of utmost importance not only to
baseball, but other professional sports which
operate under similar clauses for similar
Actually the baseball player's plight is not
as bad as it may seem. In the major leagues,
hze is guaranteed at least $5,000 a season} for
seven months' work. This is the minimum
and most players are paid more. Also a high
finish in the standings means extra money
--as much as approximately $5,000 extra if
a player is on a world's championship team.
Since owning a baseball club is tradi-
tionally not the easiest road to becoming
rieb, the reserve clause is more of a bene-
fit to baseball fans than to owners, who
probably engage in the sport more for
their love of the game than as a business
enterprise. The clause has also been de-
fended by players who argue that the less
talented would annually be playing for the
less wealthy and therefore lower place
clubs, while two or three teams would bat-
tle it out for the championship each year.
Esson M. Gale, SALT FOR THE DRAGON,
The Michigan State College Press, 1953.
ESSON M. GALE, Director of the Intern-
tional Center, undertakes a man-sized
task in his latest work, Salt for the Dragon.
To attempt to bring to an American audience
a personalized glimpse at the history of Chi-
na during the four confusing and confused
decades since the collapse of the Manchu
dynasty through the Second World War re-
quires a dedicated ambition.
Gale brings to his labor a varied experi-
ence with his topic. A historian by educa-
tion, he left Ann Arbor in 1908 to enter the
U.S. Consular Service in Peking. After a few
years, he switched over to the Chinese salt
tax collection offices, assigned the task of
revitalization of this 2000 year old excise
tax, which had been pledged by prostrate
China to the Western powers as collateral for
a large loan. This tour of duty tools him
through most of the teeming provinces of
historic Inner China, ran him amuck most
of the better-known warlords of the chaotic
interregnum between the disintegration of
the rotten and reactionary Imperial Manchu
Dynasty in 1911 and an uneasy unification
by Chiang's Kuomintang in 1926. There can
be no gainsaying the author's intimate ac-
quaintance with the period and places of
which he writes.
While spending almost half his life in
China, Gale spent a good bit of time first
mastering the complex Chinese ideographic
script, then indulging his scholarly whims
delving into antique records; he has trans-
lated a good bit of relevant history that he
ran across as salt administrator into Eng-
With these prerequisites. Gale tackles his
labor. The mission of the book. as he ex-
plains it, is to present to a country newly
concerned with China the backgrounds
'necessary for a valid perception of Chinese
problems and actions. Too many, he says,
base their attitudes towards China on the
highly abnormal post-war situation, which
he compares to the excesses and corruption
found here in the post-Civil War reconstruc-
tion days. A truer insight is obtained by a
glimpse at more normal times, he maintains.
And this point is certainly ipidisputable.
Although the era of which Gale writes is of
dubious normality, acquaintance with it is
of undoubted utility in understanding China.
The book is written in rambling, discursive
style; the history is mirrored through Gale's
personal experiences in his adopted country.
Running through the book is a genuine and
wholesome admiration for the Chinese peo-
ple, their ancient traditions and culture. A
cavalcade of famous people and events is
paraded before the reader. The sheer weight
of numbers of the personalities described by
Gale is impressive; however, the interest
would probably be curtailed for those who
had no previous contact with the subject by
the bewildering succession of unfamiliar
Chinese names, cumbersome at best.
For my tastes, I found the work a shade
too personalized to succeed fully as his-
tory. It would be difficult.to construct a
vivid impression of the period as a whole
from the book unless the framework of
events were already mentally established.
One gets an intimate picture of the inter-
national community in which Gale moved,
and into the top native bureacracy as
well. However, it does not essay a com-
plete picture of the times. One important
element omitted, for example, was the
dramatic story of the Communist move-
ment during this era-of Mao's internecine
struggle for ascendancy, the fantastic
Long March overland to North China.
This, of course, the author could not in-
clude in a history constructed out of his
personal experience, since that experience
did not include contact with that element
of Chinese society, The only point here is
that if history is the goal, it is difficult to
build a complete synthesis out of one's
Those who might take strong exception to
Gale's pro-Chiang sentiments will find that
in this book the author's politics happily
play little role in his observations. Some
might perhaps take a less charitable view of
Chiang s administration from 1926-37, but
this is not a pivotal aspect of the book.
The reservations noted do not negate the
fascination the reader can find in Gale's
diverse and interesting adventures in China.
And given a slight background to start with,
the work is of interest in the insights af-
forded into personages of the times. In his
way, the author has made aworthwhile con-
tribution t9 a neglected field.
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WASHINGTON - If Senator McCarthy wanted to probe all aid
Red China, in addition to that of the British, he wouldn't have
look much farther than members of the Soong family, relatives of
Furthermore, he would find that this column two years ago
revealed the amazing fact that law partners of Ex-Secretary of
Defense Louis Johnson set up a dummy corporation which shipped
123 tons of strategic tin to Tientsin in Red China in 1949.
However, the Commerce Department got wind of the shipments,
investigated the matter carefully, and Secretary of Commerce Sawyer
issued an order suspending the company from getting any more ex-
port licenses for three years.
Senator McCarthy, who long has pled Chiang Kai-Shek's cause
in the Senate, has taken no steps to investigate shipments by Chiang's
relatives to Red China nor the tremendous stream of goods which
the United States has sent to Formosa, some of which are reported
not to have remained there.
* * * *
AMBASSADOR Clare Boothe Luce has cabled the State Department
from Rome that the Italian Communists are making tremendous
inroads and may win an important national victory June 7.
Many Italians, Mrs. Luce reports, are fooled by the phony Rus.
sian peace drive with the result that Premier Alcide De Gasperi's
pro-American government is in real danger.
Should a negative decision be handed down
by the Court, baseball, professional foot-
ball, and the other commerical sports will
have to start looking for some way to over-
come the ruling or possibly face a complete
- CURRENT OVIES]
A t the Michign . .
IVANHOE, with Robert and Elizabeth
Taylor and George Sanders.
FOR SOME obscure reason this is a very
enjoyable film. The story is by no means
a new one for the movies; Richard the Lion-
Hearted seems to be one of the fayorite top-'
ics of current scenario writers. Sir Walter
Scott's. romance might have been novel for
his time, but any schoolboy who regularly
attends matinees could relate the story of
Richard and his evil brother John.
One of the factors in favor of "Ivanhoe"
is the human-stature attained by the char-
acters. Robert Taylor, who is fast becoming
the John Wayne of the technicolor extrava-
ganzas, manages to underplay his role to the
extent that it is at least convincing. George
Sanders as the villainous Sir Brian de 4ois-
Guilbert is a little more passionate, with the
result that he approaches melodrama; but
even he can be forgiven if one keeps the over-
all impression in mind. Elizabeth Taylor is
beautiful but wooden; since her beauty is
her only really necessary characteristic she
too is adequate for her part.
At Lydia Mendelssoh..
OLD ACQUAINTANCE, a play by John
Van Druten, starring Ruth Chatterton,
presented by the University of Michigan
JUDGING BY HIS new book, "Playwright
at Work," John Van Druten is as foggy a
man about what makes good drama as any
who have expressed an opinion or, the sub-
ject. This failure he cheerfully and a little
proudly admits. His record of about twenty-
five years of successful plays, of course, at-
tests to his instinctive understanding of the
business of theater, and the comedy cur-
rently being presented at Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater is surely one of the better pieces
of evidence in favor of instinct as opposed
Not only, however, is this play Van Druten
at very close to his best, but also the Drama
Season at what is certainly its highest level
this season. Both "The Constant Wife" and
"In the Summer House" had a brittle, un-
natural quality that is happily absent from
the current offering. The reasons for this
were fairly apparent: the Maugham play
after a long road tour had grown tired, stagy,
and a shade too loud for the relatively small
Mendelssohn Theater. The Bowles' work was,
on the other hand, presenting its very first
performance to an audience-and was a ten-
uous, phony play at that.
With Valentine Windt directing, "Old
Acquaintance' maintains a charm and
THE Netherlands has proposed that the
conference of Foreign Ministers, which is
to meet next week in Rome, discuss plans for
a Continental customs union as a basis for
further economic and political integration.
The proposal is promising because, as demon-
strated by the development of the German
Zollverein of the previous century, a customs
union is the best foundation for political
unfication. Likewise, as shown by the experi-
ence of Benelux, which established a customs
union five years ago but still finds difficulty
in creating the projected economic union, a
West-European customs union should be
easier to achieve than complete economic
integration, started on a piecemeal basis by
the Coal and Steel Pool. In addition, a cus-
toms union, which would provide room for
various types of national economies subject
only to the exigencies of competition, would
tend to diminish the danger of too much
Government control or the rise of interna-
tional cartels, which are always inherent in
the nool plans.
fluidity that both earlier productions
lacked, and while it was not particularly
enterprising of the Drama Season to have
chosen so many old plays to fill their bill
this year, there can be no doubt that the
current effort is a finely polished produc-
A lively New York literary set comedy, the
drama evolves around the lives of a pair of
lady novelists who nurture a college friend-
ship through the storms of later life despite
the inevitable competition with each other
into, which they are thrown. The title, of
course, is the ironic comment on the pre-
cariousness of this relationship.
The performances are low-keyed to keep
the action well short of farce. And, as in Van
Druten's other plays, he manages to give
the protagonist some suffering to perform,
usually a smiling-through-the-tears scene
which he inevitably brings off by his shrewd
development of the character.
In "Old Acquaintance," Ruth Chatter-
ton manages the central role with the gift
of long experience both as an actress, and,
one may presume, as a novelist, the kind
of role she plays. Her delivery is inevitably
intelligent and appropriate. Lois Wilson, as
the old acquaintance, in turn gives a well-
controlled interpretation of a role that
could easily have been over-satirized under
improper direction. She never expresses
commonness or bad taste simply by shout-
Patricia Barry, as the daughter and debu-
tante, manages a "Tennis anyone" ingenue
with vivacity and grace. She keeps the role
well above mere cliche. John Baragrey, as
the "man-about-town," is a little hollow
among all the brilliant woman characters,
but that may be partly the fault of the part.
The play inevitably invites some compari-
son with Van Druten's later work, particu-
larly "Voice of the Turtle" and "I Am a
Camera." It represents for example, some
remaining adherence on the author's part
to strict construction which he has been
progressively abandoning lately.
My own opinion is that in discovering
the possibility ofk a more liberal unity in
the extremely fine "Voice of the Turtle,"
he has exceeded himself in his last two
plays, both of which pretended to a some-
what more serious and complex view of
human relationships. "I Am a Camera,"
despite its expert characterizations, did
not really hold together, and "I've Got
Sixpence," a recent failure was pronounc-
ed extremely vague and disorganized by
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Library Hours for the Examination
The General Library will be open
8 a.m.-10 p.m. on Saturday, May 30,
Memorial Day since it falls within the
examination period. The Divisional Li-
braries will be open on their regular
Saturday schedifes, 8 a.m, till noon on
The National Advisory Committee for
Aeronautics is currently accepting ap-
plications from all types df Engi-
neers, Physicists, and Chemists for posi-
tions at their various stations through-
out the country.
Te New York State Civil Service
Commission has announced examina-
tions for the positions of Assistant in
Test Development an4 Test Develop-
ment Aide which exist in the Bureau
of Examinations and Testing, Educa-
tion Dept. in Albany. Applications will
be accepted up to June 19. 1953. Further
information as to requirements may be
secured at the Bureau of Appoint-
The New England Mutual Life Insur-
ance Co. of Chicago, Ill., is looking for
Sales personnel as well as Office Man-
ager and Cashier Trainees.
Kendall Co., textile and surgical
dressing manufacturers, have announc-
ed the various courses which they of-
fer to men graduates as Management
Trainees. The training program with
the Kendall Mills Grey Division pre-
pares trainees for appointment to a
supervisory position as an Asst. Dept.
Head in one of the cotton mills. The
Kendall ^Mills Finishing Div. gives a
Textile Sales training program, and the
Bauer & Black Div. offers a program
which gives a general background in
Sales, Manifacturing, and Business
The American Viscose Corp. is offer-
ing career opportunities with their
organization to men graduates who have
majored in Chemistry, Chem. E., Mech.
B., Ind. E., Acctg, or Sales.
The Michigan Civil Service Commis-
sion has the position of Steward open
to graduates with a major in hotel
administration. They also have the
position of Child Guidance Social Work-
er available to graduates with a Mast-
er's degree in Social Work..
The Army Map Service, Corps of En-
gineers, U. S. Army, in Washington,
D.C. is accepting applications for the
position of Cartographic Photogram-
metric Aid, OS-5. Graduates may secure
further Information from the Bureau
The Kroger Food Foundation, Lab-
oratories Division, Cincinnati, Ohio,
would like to hear from men June
graduates in Chemistry who would be
interested in the position of Junior
Technologist on their laboratory staff.
Ridge Farm, Lake Forest, Ill., is in
need of men or women Houseparents
who serve as counselors or supervisors
to the emotionally disturbed children
residing at this treatment center. Train-
ing or experience in the Social Sciences
The Board of U. S. Civil Service Ex-
aminers, Detroit Ordnance District, is
announcing opportunities for indefi-
nite apointment as Price Analyst
(General) to graduates who have spec-
ialized in the fields of Economics,
Business Administration, Marketing,
summer production workers from the That's why every American citizen of Italian descent should write
Cadillac Motor Car Division, Acme Paint
Co., and Packard Motor Car Co. of De- lis friends and relatives in Italy giving them the facts regarding the
troit; the Fister Body Division of Pon- U.S.A. and the danger of Communism. Letters from friends are a
tiac; the Fisher Body Division of lot more persuasive than "government propaganda, and four years
Grand Rapids; the Buick Motor Car
Division of Flint; Gary Steel & Tube ago, it was the tide of letters froni Italo-Americans which helped
of Gary, Indiana; Republic Steel of swing the election against Communism. Next month will see the
Cleveland, Ohio; and the Granite City first national election in Italy since then.
Steel Co. of Granite City, Ill. All in-
terested students are urged to apply In an attempt to counter communism, Andrew N. Farnese, Deputy
directly to the respective employment
offices. Attorney General of Pennsylvania, with a committee of seven, is flying
For appointments, applications, and to Italy today to start construction of a boys' town in Sicily.
additional information about these and'
other openings, contact the Bureau of Money for this boys' town was raised in the U.S.A., and the cor-
Appointments, 3528 Administration nerstone will be laid just a few days before the Italian elections. The
Bldg., Ext. 371. American committee will stay in Italy until election day and should be
RESORT POSITIONS. a healthy factor in helping make Italian democracy live.
Mr. Earl Johnson of Johnson's Rustic
Resort on Houghton Lake, Mich., will * * * *
be interviewing persons interested in all ARMBELT WARNING-
types of resort employment at the --F
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Admin1
istration Bldg., on Wed., M dy 27. CaIlSTORM CLOUDS. over the farm belt may last longer and do more
3-1511, Ext. 2614, for an appointment, political damage than recent Texas"tornadoes. That was the warn*
CHANGE OF ADDRESS given President Eisenhower recently by Ex-Sen. Fred Seaton of Ne-
Ali students who are registered with
the Bureau of Appointments are re- braska, one of the few men who turned down an offer of a White House
quested to notify us if you have al-Ipost
ready accepted a position: if not, to
abor an whenyou will be.leavin tAn Seaton, dining with the President, told him that farmer resent-
informed otherwise, the Bureau as- ment was gathering, that farmers so far didn't blame things on
sumes you are at your permanent ad- Ike, but did take it out on his Secretary of Agriculture. Ezra Taft
dress after the date of commencement. Benson, cautioned Seaton, was getting to be a political deadweight
Since positions come in all during the}
summer, itnis necessary that we know around Ike's neck.
of your plans so that we may correctly
inform employers, and notify you Meanwhile, Benson is almost frantic over farm surpluses, is con-
promptly of openings. sidering a huge giveaway program to India, Japan, the Philippines,
and Southeast Asia. With bumper crops in the offing, he sees the
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History ;50, Final Examination, Mon-
day, June 1, 2-5: Sections 1, 2, 5, 7, 11
and 13 (Miller), A.H. Aud. A; Sections
3, 6. 10 and 12 (White). A.H. Aud. C;
Sections 4, 8 and 9 (Brown), 2235 A.H.
History 12, Lecture Group I-Final
examination Wednesday, June 3, 9-12.
Hoar's and Smith's sections in 1025 An-
gell; Heilbronner's in 1035 Angell;
Slosson's In 2235 AngellI. P. Slosson.
.Room Assignments for Sociology 51,
Principles of Sociology, Final Examina-
tion on Sat., May 30, 2-5 p.m., are as
Aberle................ ...2 Economics
Freedman and Lenski ,. 2413 Mason Hall
Greenblatt.......MAud. B, Angell Hall
LeBlond..............2231 Angell Hall
Ostafin ................225 Angell Hall
Schulze ............... 1035 Angell Hall
Room Assignments for Final Exam-
ination, English 1 and 2, Saturday, May
30, 2-5 p.m.
Baker, 2440 MH; Cox, 451 MH; Cul-
bert, 439 MH; Firebaugh, Aud. C; Gil-
man, Aud. C; Markman, Aud. C; Moon,
207 Ec.uiMuehl, Aud. C; Newman, Aud.
C; Squires, '3023 AH.
Ack a, English 2
Ackerman,3010 AH; Allison, 1018 AH;
Bader, 1429 MH; Bagoe, 209 AH; Barn-
hill, Aud. A; Batzer, 1025 AH; Bedard,
2082 NS; Boys, 3017 -AR; Carr, 3017 AH;
Cherniak, 1025 AH; Clugston, 2439 MH;
Cobb, 3 Tap.; Cochran, 103 Ec.; Copple,
2443 MR; Crippen, 1007 AH; Dickey,
2402 MH; Dickinson, 439 MH; Downer,
1412 MH; Eastman, 435 MH; Engel, 2225
AH; Felheim, 2235 AH; Foster, 2 Tap.;
Fraiberg, 2408 MH; Glenn, 203 Ec.;
Grace, 417 MH: Green, 1025 AH; Gross,
3017 AH; Guth, Aud. A; Hankey, 411
MH; Hart, 2029 AR; Hendrick. 1025
AH; Hendricks, 212 AH; Hill, 447 MH;
Hynes, 1020 AH; Kaufman, Aud. A;
Kessler, 2235 AH; King, 2219 AH; Kraus,
2037 AH; Lamberts, 2203 AH; Lawrence,
Aud. A; McCaughey, 443 MH; Mandel,
2029 AR; Mason, 2082 NS; Miller, 1402
MH; Morillo, Aud. D; Oppdwail, 1433
MH, Parsons, 202 Ec.; Pearce, Aud. A;
Pinkus, 3231 AH; Rockas, Aud. D;
Rueckert, 2013 AH; Rus, Aud. A; Schend-
ler, 3209 AH; Shafer, Aud. D; Speckhard,
Aud. D; Steinhoff, 1408 MH; Stockton,
2435 MH; Swartz, 2215 AH; Ussery, 407
MH; Weimer, 2235 AH; Wells, 2016 AH;
Woodruff, 2014 AH; Zale, 2412 MH.
Course 402, the Interdisciplinary sem-
What farmers know, however, but the public doesn't, is that
though butter hits the headlines, it's wheat, cotton and tobacco which
are really costing the taxpayers money. During the last five years,
price supports for wheat cost the taxpayers $3,679,000,000, or 35 per
cent of the total value of the wheat crop.
Cotton supports cost the taxpayer $1,714,000,000 during the same
five-year period, or 12 per cent. Dairy products cost the taxpayer only
$345,000,000 compared with a $20-,000,000,000 yield, or 1.67 per cent.
Under the law, the parity price of grain is guaranteed, and since
cows must eat grain, this automatically sends up the price of milk
(Copyright, 1953, by the Bell Syndicate)
spectre of Henry Wallace's little pigs coming back to haunti
Thosesenorsandgaduatestdents(' t ibhbuterthat'settingthepublicit.
What really sells the picture are the
battle scenes-the siege of de Bois-Guil-
bert's castle and the duel between him
and Ivanhoe. These action scenes have a
flavor of authenticity not usually en-
countered in such films; and the final per-
sonal tournament with hand-axe and
mnace-and-chain is superb. The judicious
use of technicolor to highlight the pagean-
try of the period and recapture the pas-
toral beauty of medieval England is anoth-
er cdmmendable feature.
istry; thesis: "The Preparation of Basic
Alcohols and Basic Alkyl Chlorides
which Contain a 1-Hexa, 1-Hepta-or
1-Octamethylenimino , Radical," Wed.,
May 27. 2525 Chemistry Building at 2
p.m. Chairman, F. F. Blicke.
Doctoral Examination for Lynn Mah-
lon Bartlett, Educat on; thesis: "The
Relation of visual Defects to Reading
Ability," Fri., May 29, East Council
Room, Rackham Bldg., 3 p.m. Chairman,
I. H. Anderson.
Student Recital Postponed: The piano1
recital by Mary Ann Smeltzer, previouslyj
announced for Thursday, May 28, in
Auditorium A, Angell Hall, has been
postponed until the summer session.
The new date will be announced later.
Carillon Recital. Continuing his series
of spring recitals Professor Percival
Price, University Carillonneur, will play
a program at 7:15 Thursday evening,
May 28. It will open with four Amer-
ican songs popular in the 19th cen-
tury, and continue with Professor
Price's Children's Suite, Debussy's Les
Danseuses de Delphes, Bruyeres and
Claire de lune, and four Welsh Airs:
The Ashgrove, All Through the Night,
Riding with David to Towyn, and Once
to Every Man and Nation.
Recital of Organ Music under the di-
rection of Robert Noehren, 8:30, Wed.
evening,, May 27, in Hill Auditorium.
Students' Jane Townsend, Diane Heger,
Richard Harper, Mary Catherine Hutch-
ins, Lois Batchelor, Beverly Brehm,
and James Darling, will play compo-
sitions by Bach, Buxtehude, Commette,
Lubeck, Frescobaldi; and Alain. The
general public is invited.
The Linguistics Club. Final meeting of
the year, 8 p.m., East Conference Room,
Rackham Building. Officers to be elect-
ed for 1953-54. The speaker for the
evening will be Professor C. C. Fries;
his subject, "Meaning and Linguistic
Analysis." All students and faculty
interested in linguistics invited.
Pi Ci-m ina N mwmpmpma
TO THE EDITOR
Laughs Wanted .
To the Editor:
T WAS a surprise to find such a
good review of Trouble Along
the Way. One point which Mr. Arp
failed to state is that there were
a few laughs to be had. Those,
above anything else, are what
many students need right now,
One of "the unsuspecting mob."
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Perhaps the happy ending-and timely res-
cue of the Saxons by good King Richard, as
inevitable and predictable as ever, is a little
too coincidental; nevertheless "Ivanhoe" is
one of the better adventure pictures of the
T HE STATEMENTS by the President yes-
terday and Secretary of State Dulles to-
day that a blockade of the China coast was
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