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dito'4 Iete
Daily Managing Editor
CONGRATULATIONS are due the Union
for sponsoring efficiently what appeared
from this vantage point to be a highly suc-
cessful meeting of students, faculty, and ad-
ministration officials Friday around the
vast hearths of the University's Fresh Air
An atmosphere of informality facili-
tated an increasingly frank and profitable
interchange of fact and opinion vis a vis
such chronic sore points as the Lecture
Committee and its policies. The presence
of most of the top University officials
made it possible to debate with the top
level problems which have often been ag-
gravated by lack of adequate communica-
tion between student and administration.
Out of such a conference, there is usually
little in the way of concrete proposals-the
promotion of understanding between the.
.various segments of the campus commun-
ity is the primary goal. But from this gath-
ering did emerge a couple of interesting and
significant possibilities.
First, there was a suggestion that the
Hatcher convocation held last spring be
made into a traditional affair. There Presi-
dent Hatcher answered all questions put
before him by the student body-a willing-
ness on the part of the administration to
state their case openly on such touchy
matters as the McPhaul dinner is healthy
in diminishing student suspicion of adminis-
tration decisions. President Hatcher gave
his endorsement to the renewal of the pro-
Second, there was probably quite an
impetus given to the drive for reorganiza-
tion of campus governmental,structures.
Nothing specific-but the desirability of
it was crystallized to an extent.
The success of this first attempt calls for
further "retreats." Perhaps next time longer
sessions could be scheduled-there is always
an interval required to establish informality
and obliterate the usual inhibitions. Much
can be accomplished in reducing unneces-
sary student-faculty-administration friction
through such conferences.


0 The Case of Dickey Brink


4 II

Daily Editorial Director
FEW WRITERS like to truckle to senti-
mentalities; ordinarilly, they're too ab-
sorbed in pell-mell verbiage about politics,
war, and women to take note of the banal
day-to-day struggles of people trying to
gather a bit of happiness out of an often
brutal life.
One sweep of a callous pen can add or
subtract millions of humans without cap-
turing the heart-break of one individual.
The case of Dicky Brink does not provide
this writer with such an easy way out.
Nine-year-old Dicky, who has been con-
fined at University Hospital three years with
a bad case of polio, will probably never be
able to use his limbs again. He's completely
For weeks, Dicky, an avid sports fan, had
his heart set on seeing the Michigan-Indiana
game. He'd never seen a football game be-
fore. Since his health chart had shown im-
provement after the youngster was taken

to a Detroit baseball game last summer,
several orderlies and nurses tried to make
the necessary arrangements-indicated that
they would assume all responsibility for him.
But an icy matter of policy stood in
the way. The athletic department refused
permission. Reason: "the difficulty of
getting a wheel-chair into the stadium."
On Friday, Dicky cried throughout the
On Saturday, there was room for 30,000
additional fans.
On Saturday, 6,000 other kids got in
free on the basis of their musical talents.
On Saturday, the turnstiles clicked out
a merry tune, and everyone was happy.
On Saturday, the sun beat down majesti-
cally, the bands played, and the Wolverines
went on to wallop Indiana, 28-13.
It was a highly-enjoyable afternoon; it
would have delighted Dicky Brink.
A sad commentary it is that Dicky had
to learn so early in life that some people
are more important than others.
It's getting cold outside for Dicky Brink.

' Where Did Everybody Go?"
! 'tHE
OF 1952


Ike's Public Statements

-Daily-Dorothy Durst,,




LOS ANGELES-General Eisenhower saun-
tered into the press car of his train last
Sunday, accepted a beer, replied in answer
to questions that he was not then inclined
to discuss his personal finances in public,
suddenly put the entire visit off the record,
and retired to his private car.
About a week before, his press secretary,
James Hagerty, had been quoted as say-
ing, "since there now seems to be a public
interest in his financial situation the Gen-
eral will get his records together and, I
am sure, will issue a statement later."
This was the day after Governor Steven-
son had disclosed his income-tax returns
for the last 10 years..
The basic trouble seems to be that the
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Washington Merry-Go-Round

General still has to learn the difference be-
tween military news in its protective cover
of security and the unhampered political
discussion to which the public is entitled
from its politicians.
Candidate Eisenhower has not held a real
press conference for weeks. Instead, he has
increasingly substituted the off-the-record
visit with reporters even in the midst of
such vital developments as the Nixon case.
This practice, in which all the advantage
rests with the holder of the conference, has
obvious dangers. Washington correspondents
avoid it; many will not attend off-the-record
conferences unless the circumstances are
very unusual.
Military figures, however, ars accustomed
to this type of protection. Except in the
Pentagon where their civilian superiors can
be readily consulted, it is often difficult to
establish working relations with them. Gen-
eral MacArthur, incidentally, has still to
hold a press conference, despite his entry
into politics.
The Eisenhower-Nixon situation was
much more strained than was generally
realized at the time. Some very sharp
talk passed between their respective aides.
Here, in the Senator's state, the General
has been pleasant but not effusive about
him. This may in part be due to the con-
tinued presence of Gov. Earl Warren, who
does not like Nixon and privately did not
approve of his "expense fund."
Another story still buried in the Sunday
conference is Ike's version of whether he did'
or did not delete a reference to General
Marshall at Senator McCarthy's request in
Milwaukee. They had some conversation
about General Marshall, nothing much. It
is still a contradiction of McCarthy.
(Copyright, 1952, by the Bell Syndicate)


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Local . ..

WASHINGTON - Two proposals to solve
the most important foreign-relations
problem of the day-peace in Korea-will
be aired in the United Nations Assembly
when it meets next week. But there's little
chance that the peace talks will ever get
beyond the propaganda stage.
No. 1-Russian Foreign Minister Vi-
shinsky is expected to make a spectacular
but phony peace offer, calling for the with-
drawal of Chinese troops from Korea, the
return of the Kurile Islands to Japan, and
the withdrawal of American troops from
Japan-thus leaving Japan unprotected
and ripe for Communist invasion.
No. 2-Secretary Acheson will counter the
Russian proposal with a dramatic appeal to
Communist China and North Korea to end
the fighting in Korea. This will be signed
by a majority of members.
A rough outline of the appeal has al-
ready been drafted and agreed upon by Brit-
ain, France and the United States, plus most
of the smaller nations. It will be a direct
plea to Peiping and Pyongyang to accept the
UN truce terms at Panmunjom, endorsing
the principle that no prisoner should be
forced to return home against his will.
Since this is the last remaining stum-
ble-block in the way of a military truce,
the appeal will offer a face-savig formu-
la for ending the war.
It is always possible that the Russian and
American delegates might be able to sit
down behind closed doors and settle the Ko-
rean war in New York City-a long way from
Panmunjom. However, the American esti-
mate is that Russia wants to prolong the
war and talk about peace only for propagan-
da purposes.
ADLAI STEVENSON will bring his lofty
phrases down to earth and try out a few
"give 'em hell" speeches on a barnstorming,
whistle-stop swing through the populated
East, beginning shortly.
The Democratic candidate decided to
adopt, in part, President Truman's strat-
egy in order to put some life into the party
and bring out the Democratic vote in' the
big cities.
Stvenson agreed to roll up his sleeves and
come out slugging after reports of party
apathy from the big Democratic strongholds
in the East. His campaign managers, in-
cluding top adviser Wilson Wyatt, argued
that Stevenson had already m;ade a strong
impression on the independent voters and
had better concentrate for a while on rank-
and-file Democrats.
If they stay at home in November,
Wyatt argued, it will mean that the East's
big electoral-vote states will go to Eisen-
As a result, Stevenspn agreed to a Tru-

only one who reported was Senator Kefauv-
All the others, except Eisenhower, prom-
ised an accounting as soon as they got their
records audited. But Eisenhower ignored the
request. The committee then sent a second
request by registered mail to Eisenhower
aboard his campaign train. The letter was
signed for-but still no reply.
. .* .
THE REPUBLICAN National Committee
has made a secret analysis of the fight
for Senate. As of today, here's how it looks
to the Republicans-they think they'll lose
Senate seats in Montana, Washington, Indi-
ana and Missouri, but will keep Senate seats
in New York, Utah and Wisconsin. Their
closest races-the ones they're most worried
about - are Ohio, Connecticut, Massachu-
setts and New Jersey. . .. A Democratic re-
search crew has been assigned to run down
all of General Eisenhower's past statements
on foreign policy. ... Some GOP strategists
now fear Ike has gone too reactionary. In
has attempt to make peace with the Taft
his attempt to make peace with the Taft
wing that he's in serious danger of losing
the important middle-of-the-road inde-
pendents. . . . Top governmtnt economists
agree that between now and next June the
record-breaking cost of living will climb an-
other 3 per cent. This new increase alone will
take $6,000,000,000 from the already hard-
pressed consumers. Higher rents will account
for much of the increase. . . . The Ted
Braun public relations firm has prepared a
special political course for business execu-
tives. The idea is to encourage top execu-
tives to take an active part in politics, even
run for office. Safeway Stores has bought
the course, is teaching it to more than 5,000
Safeway managers across the country.
office less than six weeks, but already his
superiors are talking about dumping him.
The man who got him the job, Econom-
ic, Stabilizer Roger Putnam, is now un-
der pressure to ease Woods out as grace-
fully as possible.
Woods has been under fire by Sen. Willis
Smith, North Carolina Democrat, also in-
side his own agency over decentralizing
price-control activities.
Woods has been working on a plan to
turn price control over to local boards in all
cities of more than 100,000 population. This
was the way he controlled rents when he
was rent stabilizer.
Though he did a good job of cracking down
on rent violators, many of his division heads
fear that decentralizing price control would
wreck the stabilization program. What it
would do is turn over the mechanics of price
control to local stabilization boards.
The Consumer Advisory Committee,


STATE AND NATIONAL interest in the upcoming November 5 elec-
tion was generally felt to be climbing higher than the lukewarm
standard voting percentages for previous elections had set. But local
"get-out-the-vote" organizations took no chances. Prior to the reg-
istration deadline October 6, both Ann Arbor campaign headquarters
and the non-partisan Junior Chamber of Commerce stepped up door-
to-door registration drives and student political clubs signed members
to help. The results were encouraging, both to candidates and citizens.
Ann Arbor registrations totaled a record 23,661, exceeding by more
than 3,000 the previous local high.
SL STRIFE-Student Legislature's troubles have historically sprung
as much from internal difficulties as from campus-administration
relations. But internal disorders usually remain unpublicized until a
prominent SL member takes up their cause. Last week that member
was experienced legislator and vice-president Phil Berry, Grad. A
member of SL's Cabinet whichis supposedly confined to policy-mak-
ing and coordination, Berry along with other Cabinet-men found
himself forced to shoulder more than executive burdens. Because of
internal disagreement over Cabinet functions, Berry resigned Monday
but accepted a re-nomination in Wednesday's meeting with the stipu-
lation that he could not guarantee to spend an unreasonable amount
of time at his job.
It was to be hoped, though, that Berry's reinstatement would not
act as a sedative to quiet the central issue. SL's real trouble is not
the assumption of too much authority by the Cabinet; its problem lies
in the apathy of the majority of the rest of the legislators which
forces the bulk of responsibility on overworked executive members.
With SL elections upcoming it was no time for the issue to be buried.
AUDITORIUM ISSUE-The Ann Arbor Progressive Party and
local Masonic Temple spokesmen were engaged in a court dispute last
week, and though both sides claimed substantial legalities, the circuit
court ruled that the Masons had the better ones. Attorney represent-
ing the Progressive Party argued that the Masons had broken a con-
tract when they cancelled a scheduled rally which was to have
brought Paul Robeson and Progressive Presidential candidate Vincent
Hallinan to the Masonic Auditorium. In a decision which was not
unexpected, Circuit Court Judge James R. Breakey ruled Friday that
the Progressives list of "irreparable damages" from the cancellation
was insufficient to warrant the requested injunction. As of the end,
of the week, the Progressives had not made an attempt to bring any
mention of speaker's rights into the dispute; legally, at least, the
auditorium was the main issue.
APPEAL FOR THE SEAL-The Acacia House moved and the
Senior Board seconded that students do notice what they're walking1
over. If the groups have their way, the Michigan seal which once7
decorated the diag and which was liquidated by the plant department'
this summer will either be replaced or substituted with a new land-
mark. -Virginia Voss

Political Round-up
FOLLOWING General Eisenhower into Michigan this week Gov.
Adlai Stevenson drew more than 700 University student to Ypsi-
lanti on Tuesday where he told 5,000 people that the federal govern-
ment should neither dictate.nor control educational policy. Climaxing
his state tour Tuesday night in Detroit, the Democratic standard
bearer promised a "ruthless dismissal" of all disloyal government
servants if elected.
Later in the week Stevenson invaded the deep South where
Ike had supposedly been making inroads in traditional Democratic
strength. Refusing to compromise on his civil rights or tidelands
oil stands, the Illinois governor concentrated his attack on GOP
foreign policy and trade policies.
Controversial Sen. Joseph McCarthy provided another issue for
the Democrats when Gen. Eisenhower once more endorsed him for
re-election last week. Ignoring the General's statement that he
supported McCarthy's ends, but not necessarily his means, the Demo-
cratic artillery pounded away at Ike for "breach of principles."
PRESIDENT TRUMAN, continuing his whistle-stop tour, entered
New York at the end of the week in pursuit of the 45 electoral votes
which went to the GOP in 1948. Hammering away at "red baiters,"
he charged that Eisenhower had "stooped so low" by his endorsement
of Sen. McCarthy that he was not fit for the Presidency.
The President made his usual dire predictions of what would
happen if the General is elected. He forecasted new attacks on
civil liberties, an end to public power projects and control of the
country by reactionaries.
Equally vociferous, Republicans countered the Democrat charges
with biting attacks on the Administration's record in foreign affairs
and the increase in Federal Government powers over the last 20 years.
* * * *
NEWEST FEATURE in the GOP campaign was Ike's abandon-
ment of the velvet glove technique in favor of rougher tactics. Out in
Seattle he hit at President Truman as "an expert in political dema-
goguery" as he refuted the President's charge that GOP control would
mean an end to public power. Stressing the need for more local con-
trol in the great reclamation and power projects, Eisenhower got a
warm reception for his blistering attacks on the chief executive.
Carrying the theme of decentralized control into the health
education and civil rights picture, he called for a revainping of all
three programs to bring better standards to the American people.
At any rate, though last week seemed to be balanced in favor of
the Democrats, it has become more apparent, as the campaign enters
its final phases, that Stevenson has not overtaken Eisenhower as yet.
The large block of independent voters, however, may still swing the
election either way.
-Harry Lunn

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.
At The State ...
THE BIG SKY, with Kirk Douglas and Dew-
ey Martin.
NEATLY AVOIDING the cliches of the
usual pioneer epic, this picture presents
to the moviegoers an exciting adventure,
along with a sense of watching genuine his-
Kirk Douglas and Dewey Martin are cast
as young Kentuckians heading up the Mis-
souri River on a keelboat. They are bound
for the hostile Blackfoot country, where no
trading ship has ever been before.
The little French entrepeneur who owns
the boat knows the gravity of the risks he is
taking. A trading company which resorts to
violence to protect its monopoly of the
Northwest's trade, and the unpredictablility
of both the Indians and the river are ob-
stacles which must beovercome.
To win the friendship of the Black
feet he is bringing back to them their
chief's daughter, who had been captured
by another tribe. The strange and beau-
tiful Indian girl is convincingly played by
Elizabeth Threatt. Her triangular love af-
air with the two young men is treated with
a restraint which keeps it from becoming
either sentimental or bawdy.
Kirk Douglas' capable performance comes
as a pleasant surprise when one recalls his
part in another pioneer picture, an execra-
ble thing called "The Big Trees." Neither
Douglas nor Martin is forced to embody the
restless spirit of America to the exclusion of
other characteristics.
Arthur Hunnicut, who narrates the



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LCetieri to lie 6Iitor

0* 0


Silenced Baton
To the Editor:
WE WERE ashamed of the direc-
tor of our band Saturday aft-
ernoon. He invited 101 bands to
the Michigan stadium to partici-
pate in the University of Michi-
gan Band Day festivities which
culminated in half time ceremonies
calculated to amaze and entertain
the spectators. To achieve this end
we presume that he insisted that
each of the participants in the
show were to do their best. One of.
these participants did her best as
instructed but, since she seemed to
be a great deal better than Mr.
Revelli expected, our esteemed Di-I
rector relieved her of her baton!

and left her standing helplessly be-
fore the crowd she had so recently
won. The fact that she stole the
show from her 600 high school co-
horts does not seem to us to be a
valid excuse for Mr. Revelli to
steal her baton.
It is one thing to embarass a
musician before his friends in a
rehearsal and an entirely different
one to spoil the triumph of a 17
year old girl before 60,000 specta-
Admittedly, the girl's exuberance
may have needed a bit of toning
down but Mr. Revelli's measures
did not seem to us to be as diplo-
matic nor as successful as we
might expect from a man who pro-
fesses to "build men through mu-
sic." In short, we are not proud of

our director for his unscheduled
performance and sorry that it had
to spoil an otherwise impressive
--George W. Granger, Gerald
R. Stocks, James E. McClurg,
Fabio L. G. deTullio, Alan
L. Morgan, John Kelleher,
Joseph J. Morelewski
* * *
Fantastic Irony . .
To the Editor:
NOW THAT the casualties are
mounting and the truce talks
appear about to collapse, it is time
to ask once more why we are fight-
ing in Korea. The answer is our
decision not to send back to China
captured Chinese soldiers who
would rather not live there.
Instead we have decided to keep
in China captured American sol-
diers who would rather not live
there either. We have decided to
make certain that Chinese stay
out of China and Americans out of
America by sending out of Ameri-
ca more Americans to be hurt,
killed or captured in Korea.
At the risk of displaying intense-
ly nationalistic feelings, I angrily
submit that this is the most in-
sanely horrible plan supposedly

tion become the victims of their
own success, as the battle drags
endlessly on only to force more
good lives into the vise of this fan-
tastic irony.
William E. Beringer, Law '53
Sixty-Third Year
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Michigan Christian Fellowship. Dr.
Kenneth Pike, of the Linguistics De-
partment, will speak on "The Impact
of the Historical Christ," 4 p.m., Fireside
Room, Lane Hall. Everyone welcome. Re-
LWm l4ej)13n

mal coffee hour will follow. Any stu-
dent interested in finance is invited.
U. of M. Rifle Club will meet at 7:15
p.m. at the R.O.T.C. Rifle Range.
La P'tite Causette. Meet from 3:30 to
5 p.m. tomorrow in the North Cafeteria,

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