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The Korean War

GOP Outlook
N. DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, in his
announcement Friday that he will go
to Korea in an effort to end the war if he
is elected, came forth with the greatest
single constructive suggestion of the current
election campaign.
In contrast to the temperate statements
of Adlai Stevenson on the Korean "police
action," the General has offered a sug-
gestion which may well be an answer to
the stalemate, and which would repre-
sent the first positive step taken by the
United States since American troops en-
tered the battle in June of 1950.
Taking the initiative to end the war via
the President, the United States and the
UN could explode the Soviet-created myth
that Western Imperialism and American ag-
gression are reseponsible for the Korean
situation.
Both Stevenson and the Truman adminis-
tration have yet to offer one concrete so-
lution to the problem. The Democratic ad-
ministration seems to have written off the
war as the "indefinite war" . . . one which
they had no part in creating and one which
they have no solution for ending.
The interminable stalemate of the pre-
sent armistice talks, while UN casualties in
Korea have risen steadily until they now
stand at some 150,000 stands as a pathetic
monument to the present administration's
lack of determination to end the conflict.
In view of this, Eisenhower's pledge re-
veals his fundamental hatred of war and
a grim resolution to end the Korean con-
flict. His pledge represents the more active
and positive enactment of foreign policy
promised by the Republicans as opposed
to the ambiguities of the Truman-Acheson
decisions and the naive generalizations
about "mankind's war" and "the high
purpose of collective action" by Stevenson.
It is signiffcant that the man who re-
putedly is too inexperienced for public of-
fice should offer a possible way out and a
sound determination to end the greatest
problem facing the country today.
-Eugene Hartwig
IF BY THE mere moral force of numbers
a majority should deprive a minority of
any clearly written constitutional right, it
might, in any moral point of view, justify
revolution *. -
LINCOLN, First Inaugural Address, 1861

Democratic View
GENERAL EISENHOWER'S promise to go
to Korea if elected is just one of many
of his inconsistent, naive solutions towards
the Korean war.
Up to now Ike has spent more time and
energy damning the 'bungling of the Tru-
man Administration' than he has offer-
ing any feasible solution to the Korean
war. For the sake of politics the Gen-
eral has blamed the entire situation on the
Administration's withdrawal of Ameri-
can troops from Korea prior to the 1950
Korean invasion. What Ike and his sup-
porters have conveniently forgotten is
that Eisenhower, as Army Chief of Staff
prior to the war, actually initiated the
proposal to withdraw American troops.
(But it would be just as senseless on this
basis to coll the Korean War 'Mr. Eisen-
hower's war' as it is to call it 'Mr. Tru-
man's war' when indeed it is this country's
war.)
Then the General promised voters that
American troops will be withdrawn from Ko-
rea so that "Asians will be fighting against
Asians."
However, many fail to read the fine print
on Ike's tailor-made promises. Eisenhower
himself has admitted that the RKO troops
are not ready to fight the battle themselves
and that these troops must first be trained
before we can even consider ending Am-
erican military support. Eisenhower has
obviously read the reports that show how
disastrous it would be to withdraw our
troops now, and yet he persists in giving
the American people the impression that if
elected he will withdraw American troops
immediately.
Last week the General said that we can-
not "wait and wait and wait for peace."
In direct contrast, Stevenson has been
honest enough to admit to the American
people that the only hope for peace both
in Korea and throughout the world is to
wait for a conference table settlement with
the Communists,
Now Ike promises to go to Korea and, in
the eyes of his worshippers, to settle this
'mess' once and for all.
It is difficult to imagine what form the
General's latest crusade will take. Perhaps
this miraculous healer of all that ails Amer-
ica will charge into Asia on the proverbial
white horse and in one magic sweep of his
charming smile, solve all the complexities
and intricacies of a crises which has puzzled
and stalemated the most able minds for
over two years. -Alice Bogdonoff

In Re:* Stacy

rditop Ilte
By CRAWFORD YOUNG
Daily Managing Editor
THOSE GOP STALWARTS who shelled out
$50 a plate at the long-awaited McCar-
thy dinner Monday night were treated to
the customary McCarthy menu of distor-
tions, irrationality, and downright lies.
That the intrepid Wisconsin Senator
would exhibit his customary disregard for
the factual record is not surprising and
perhaps renders the speech no more alarm-
ing than any other pronouncement he
makes. However, other implications of the
highly-publicized address make it pecul-
iarly distressing.
The question that inevitably arises is what
part the Eisenhower headquarters played in
the fantasy in red. On the surface, it might
appear, as the good grey New York Times
editorially maintains, that their role is in-
nocent enough. The GOP National Commit-
tee disavowed any direct connection with the
speech; the radio and television time was
purchased by Robert E. Woods of America
First fame for $78,000.
But it is not that easy to remove one-
self from responsibility for such dema-
goguery. If the General disliked this type
of travesty on the truth as much as his
apologists would lead us to believe, cer-
tainly he was in a position to do some-
thing about it. The address, scheduled at
a key moment'in the campaign, billed as
a major speech, and delivered by an im-
portant GOP Senator, cannot help but
bear the authority of the Republican par-
ty.
Or, on the other hand, are we to believe
that the General has absolutely no influence
over the Chicago Tribune wing of his par-
ty. And if there is no control now, how
could he later hope to keep in line the
rambunctious cross-section of nineteenth
century thought that would control the key
posts in a Republican Senate or House?
Sen. McCarthy, in a GOP Senate,
would head the all-important Executive
Expenditures Committee, would control
the pursestrings of the State Department,
and, inevitably, would have a large voice in
its policy. The endorsement of the unsav-
ory Senator was a blunder for which Gen.
Eisenhower must pay by association with
the slime of McCarthyism.
It would seem that the General has no
alternative but to squirm in the untenable
position he has created for himself by his
discarding the crusade of courage, honesty
and enlightenment which won him the nom-
ination in favor of a campaign of appease-
ment, insincerity and reaction which this
writer profoundly hopes will lose him the
election.
Overheard
Before Election
"6WHO'RE you voting for?" "And you?
I really couldn't say.
I think I'll wait until I hear
The candidates today."
"My man's the good one now, you know-.
Campaigner to the end.
He'll put the country on its feet-
He's everybody's friend."
"I think you're quite a little wrong.
My candidate's the one.
I see right now you don't belong.
Best change your mind, old son.
"My candidate's a brilliant man.
A man of rare good sense.
He states his facts specifically,
And doesn't climb the fence.
"Specific facts will do more good
Than accusations will,
And my party's not used five gold stars

To garner up good will."
"That malarky doesn't go with me,
I'll tell you that.
If* we can't get along without
Mink coats, I'll eat my hat.
"Our refrigerators all were
Paid for fair and square.
My candidate's the choice of all
Who do not want taxed air."
"This argument could go for hours.
I think we should adjourn
To the Union for some coffee
And meet some boys who'll help you
learn.
Jean D. Keeler
THIS I BELIEVE
QUOTATIONS from Ashley Montague's
latest writings:
"iWHAT MUST be realized is that every hu-
man being is a problem in search oft a
solution. Some are merely parts of the prob-
lem, while others constitute part of the so-
lution."
"The prejudices of a class have often been
mistaken for the laws of nature."
"The answer to (the) question, 'what is
the nature of life?'4can be expressed in one
word, co-operation-the interaction between
organisms for mutual support in such a way
as to confer survival benefits upon each oth-
er. Another word for the same thing . . .is
love. Without co-operation, without love, it
is not possible to live-at best, it is possible
only to exist."
"If mankind is to be saved, it can be done

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By ZANDEI HOLLANDER
Daily Feature Editor
T HE DETERMINED FEW who have taken
an honest interest in helping Robert
Stacy, former University teaching fellow
convicted of arson in the Haven Hall blaze.
will find substantial encouragement in the
resolution passed last week by the Wash-
tenaw County Bar Association.
The resolution-which summarily dis-
poses of ill-advised and politically-inspired
attacks against the justice of the trial
proceedings-for the first time publicly
holds out the hope that "if new evidence
can be found . . . which will support a
request for a new trial, there are channels
through which such a request can be
made."
Implicit in this delicately worded state-
ment are a host, of suggestions. It is known
that in drafting the resolution the Associa-

tion's Legal Aid Committee studied carefully
a wealth of material amassed by friends of
Stacy and a group of law students who work-
ed for nearly a year in compiling an infor-
mal file on the case. This file, Stacy's friends
believe, contains several leads which-if de-
veloped-could become the "new evidence"
called for in the Bar statement.
But more, much more, important: the
resolution clearly underlines the fact that
this is the time for anyone who has in
his possession knowledge-known at the
time of the Latin scholar's conviction or
since acquired-which Stacy's attorney
didn't know at the trial to come forward
with his information.
There are "channels," as the resolution
says, by which this information will be plac-
ed in the hands of those sincerely attempt-.
ing to help Stacy. These channels can be
entered by transmitting any useful know-
ledge on the case to The Daily.

B.B.'s Defense.. .
To the Editor:
WITHIN THE last few weeks, a
storm of letters have been
printed in The Daily, deriding Ber-
nie Backhaut's courageous st'ep in
joining the Young Republican
club, after formerly being associ-
ated with the Young Democrats.
One of the primary reasons for
the numerous resignations of life
long Democrats has been their dis-
-gust with the sheer hypocricy of
the party. For over 20 years, the
Democratic party has been attrac-
ting minority groups into its fold
with promises of civil rights legis-
lation, fully aware that the south-
ern wing of the party would pre-
vent such legislation. However, this
year the Democrats have reached
the epitome of hypocricy by nomi-
nating for Vice-President, Sen.
John Sparkman--a long time fol-
lower of the "white-supremacy"
line. Sen. Sparkman has consis-
tently voted against Anti-lynching
and Anti-poll tax laws, against the
FEPC, and has even opposed the
abolition of segregation in the
Armed Forces and in public hous-
ing. Thus, many Democratic vot-
ers who have yearned for effect-
ive civil rights legislation, to no
avail, have joined the Republican
party, whose platform pledges a
Federal Anti-lynching law, abo-
lition of the poll-tax, and to fight
for effective state action in elim-
inating discrimination.
A second reason for Democratic
dissension, has been their anti-
pathy toward the widespread cor-
ruption within the party as shown
by the disclosures of RFC and 5%
scandals and the numerous in-
come tax evasions. Many Demo-
crats, tired of the chicanery in
public office, have realized that
the Democratic nominee would be
powerless to remove such govern-
ment officials from office when it
was these same office holders who
fought for Stevenson's nomination,
and have therefore joined the Re-
publican crusade for honesty in
government.
A third cause for dismay among
former Democrats has been the
tragic foreign policy, or rather lack
of policy, of the Administration.
The blunders leading to the crisis
in Korea have been painful enoughI
for the relatives of 122,000 Ameri-
can casualties, but when the
Democratic nominee has failed to

massacre.of an English garrison in
Glasgow, nor the total absence of
English influence over a period of
ten years-unless, of course, Mr.
Ramzi retreats 900 years in his-
tory where his analysis of Egyp-
tian-Sudanese relations might
have more validity as well.
No doubt Egypt's rule or rather
misrule over a period of 12 cen-
tury was a contributing factor to
the Mahdi's influence. The Khe.-
dives' adventures in fantastic ex-
travagance .far outweighed their
interest in the common Behlahin
and native Sudanese. The estab-
lishment of a Sudanese slave mar-
ket in Cairo left little if anything
said of Egyptian benevolence.
Yet.I am led to believe .there is
a greater reason for the mainten-
ance of British forces in Ismailia.
Mr. Ramzi speaks of a "Middle
East defense" once Britain removes
her troops from the Sudan. Yet in
the light of past history, such a
move by British foreign office
would be most incredible. Even the
most optimistic of foreign observ-
ers cannot overlook the great re-
bellion of 1916 during World War
I. Hardly ten years ago when the
Suez Canal and all the implica-
tions of its capture were at stake,
one can recall Farouk's gleeful
attitude when Rommel's panzers
arched within 70 miles of Alex-
andria or Prime Minister Ale Ma-
ker's undercover negotiations with
the Italians. Nor does one easily
overlook Haj Amin El-Husserni's
visit with Hitler at Berlin matched
in infamy only by the Rischid Ali
rebellion of August 1941. During
the course of the second war, not
one Arab nation save Hashimite
Transiordan contributed token
forces to the Allied cause, though
failure to do so in the dark days
of 1941-2 almost precipitated a
swift success for the axis.
Thus in the final analysis and.
rightfully so, we expect great sus-
picion on the part of 10 Downing
Street towards any Arab offering
that includes the removal of Bri-
tish troops from the Sudan.
-Jacob Lassner
Swimming Pool...
To the Editor:
T IS UNFORTUNATE that the
Daily completely missed a most
important point in its coverage of
the ground-breaking ceremony for
the new women's swimming pool.
At the ceremony, it was clearly

The Builder

cial superiority, depicting the Ne-t
gro people as alternatively docilec
and childlike, or scheming andr
conniving. When it was first shown
in 1915, it incited race riots in Bos-s
ton and other cities. Since then,t
its showing has been .the onset of
Klan terrorism in numerous places.
To show this film today then cana
serve no good aim. We are livinga
in a time when the embattled Ne-c
gro people are striving for equal-
ity, for dignity, for the truth about1
their great history. Those whot
show such a film as the "Birth of
A Nation" are working against the
Negro people. They are furtheringf
misconceptions, furthering slan-
ders, furthering lies. They areg
denying the Negro people their ba-;
sic right to dignity, to an honest
portrayal of their past. Bigotry
feeds on such lies as are containedr
in this film.I
It is a crime falsely to vilify a
single person. How much more sot
an entire people?t
The honorable thing to do for1
white students is to side with thea
Negro people, and get rid of seg-t
regated housing, jim crow jobs
and barbershops, discriminatory
faculty hiring, and racist text-
books. Let us protest the bringing
of a film which justifies this veryI
practice of racism in Ann Arbor.
--Mike Sharpe
African Union ... .
To the Editor:
THE AFRICAN union has been
extending invitation to the
Egyptian Students on this Cam-'
pus. Unfortunately non, except one
non-citizen student from Egypt,
has accepted the invitation; nei-
ther has any one of them given any
tangible reason for his passiveness7
to the. invitation.
The following may be the cause
for their action: It is possible that
the Egyptian students regard
themselves as non-Africans, since
the imperialist Britain has con--
sistently segregated them from the
rest of Africa in her attempt toj
"divide and rule." Historically
Egypt is inhabited in the main by
non-Negroid races especially the
Semitics. But Egypt is geographi-
cally an African country. For the
latter reason the Egyptians en-
croached on the Sudan, although
they claim cultural affinity with
the Sudanese.
However, the attitude of these
students towards the African
Union illustrate the fact that ei-
ther the Egyptians exist in Africa
as imperialists and as such com-
parable to the foreign imperialists,
or the Egyptians here do not know
that African Union means an or-
ganization for all students from all
parts of Africa, colonial or free. If
Egyptians are imperialists in Afri-
ca, then their students do not de-
serve becoming members of our
Union, just as any South African
Malanist does not. If they are
Africans,. nosmatter fromwhere
they descended, they will join the
African Union.
I am therefore appealing to the
Egyptian students to understand
the purpose of this union, and to
make good use of this opportunity;
or else face the paradox of "sitting
on two stools at the same time."
-F. Chigbu-Ememe
. . s
Free Press .. .
To the Editor:
THE FOLLOWING quotes are
from Monday's Detroit Free
Press covering of the impending
coal walkout:
"When the W.S.B. ruling came
through it chopped off 40 cents."

Even the Artists Are Bitter

the Democratic Party. The Demo-
cratic administration supposedly
represents a coalition in which lib-
erals and labor leaders have a
strong voice. In this concrete ac-
tion, however, it has taken up the
sword for the coal operators, the
international trusts of Morgan
and Mellon who own the mines
and steel mills, the traditional foes
of labor and the liberals.
If: a Truman elected on a Fair
Deal program in '48 has given us
this, what can we expect of a
Stevenson tied to the same party
who promises far less in '52? I,
for one, cannot rationally and "in
good conscience be guided by a
grasping faith that perhaps Gov.
Stevenson, standing in the .sha-
dows of a reaction rampant con-
vention and a Senator Sparkman,.
might turn out to be another
Roosevelt.
There are indications that after
this election the C.I.O. might band
together with the A.F. of L., Inde-
pendents and Progressives to form
a genuine labor party in the Uni-
ted States. Lewis has repeatedly
called for this. Until such a party
matures, and to speed the date of
its arrival, a protest vote is man-
datory for all honest liberals and
progressives. For such a vote we
cannot choose within the frame-
work of the Democratic Party.
There is only one principal reform
party into which this protest sen-
timent can flow. This is the Pro-
gressive Party.
-Vincent E. Giuliano
* * *
'Our Error' .. .
To the Editor:
I[N ORDER TO confine character
assassination to the political
realm, we wish to explain that
the wording "surly students"
printed in our letter of October
17, was a typographical error
(ours) and should have read "sur-
rounded by students." The said
students are really quite pleasant
and our letter had only humorous
intent.
-Jay Faily
Janie Faily
Sonja Janich
De Vee Janich

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ON THE
Washington Merry-Go-Round
with DREW PEARSON

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WASHINGTON-Here is a rough idea as
to how the cabinets of the two presi-
dential candidates will stack up if elected:
* * *
THE EISENHOWER CABINET
Secretary of State-Thomas E. Dewey.
The Governor of New Yoik went around the
world to get up to date on foreign affairs,
has been conferring with Acheson on foreign
policy and has his heart set on this post.
Since he was the best brain in putting across
the General's nomination, he will probably
get his reward.
Secretary of the Treasury -- Winthrop
Ildrich of the Chase National Bank.
Brother-in-law of John D. Rockefeller and
a power in GOP politics, Aldrich has been
one of the key men behind Ike.
Secretary of Defense-Sen. Henry Cabot
Lodge. The original Eisenhower campaign
manager, Lodge faces likely defeat in his
Massachusetts race for re-election. He serv-
ed in the Army and on the Senate armed
services committee.
Attorney General--Gov. Earl Warren of
California.
Secretary of Agriculture - Sen. Frank
Carlson of Kansas, now one of Eisenhower's
closest advisers.
Secretary of the Interior - Gov. Dan
'hornton of Colorado; helped lead the fight
at Chicago for Eisenhower's nomination.
Secretary of Commerce-Sen. James
Duff of Pennsylvania, one, of the earliest

Harriman's withdrawal from the Brace at
Chicago insured Stevenson's nomination,
and he could probably have the important
State Department post if he wanted it. If
not, William Fulbright of Arkansas, one of
the Senate's best brains on foreign affairs,
would have second call.
Secretary of the Treasury-Dwight Pal-
mer, head of the General Cable Co., one
of the big businessmen vigorously behind
Stevenson.
Secretary of Defense-Tom Finletter, a
Wall Street attorney now Secretary for Air.
Attorney General-Senator Kefauver of
Tennessee.
Secretary of Agriculture-Some Steven-
son advisers have suggested Milton Eisene-
hower, brother of the General, who served
\with Stevenson in the Agriculture De-
partment under Henry Wallace. Milton
also served under Secretary.of Agriculture
Clinton Anderson. A more likely possibil-
ity is Roy Turner, former Governor of
Oklahoma.
Secretary of the Interior-Oscar Chap-
man of Colorado or Sen. Joseph O'Mahoney
of Wypming.
Secretary of Commerce-Phil Wrigley, the
chewing-gum king of Chicago, a Republican
who has been a personal friend of Steven-
son's.
Secretary of Labor-Wayne Morse, GOP
Senator from Oregon.
Postmaster General - Stephen Mitchell,

present any advice towards Korea, stated by Prof. Crisler that the
Formosa, or the Middle East, it is building was being erected with-
no small wonder for the wide- out any cost to the taxpayer. The
spread bolts among Democrats, million dollars donated by the
long tired of war. Board in Control of Intercollegiate
In addition, the growing domi- Athletics was raised from receipts
nation of the Democratic party at from athletic events. Not one cent
the hands of the socialist C.I.O., was appropriated by the State
has encouraged many Democrats Legislature.
who believe in our American sys- The University of Michigan is
tem of Free Enterprise to leave the only state institution that has
the party. The claws of Murray, an athletic department that is
Reuther, & Co. have now found completely self-supporting. Stu-
their way around Adlai Stevenson, dents here should be pleased to
as shown by his demand for repeal know that all of the finances re-
of the Taft-Hartley Act, after ad- ceived by the University are used
vocating only slight modification for purely academic purposes.
of it before the convention realiz- i-Bob Perry
ing its vital role in preserving the* * *
balance of power between Labor Birth of a Nation . . .
and Management.
-George Zuckerman To the Editor:
* * THE FILM "Birth of A Nation" is
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MEDC? , 0.

To the Editor:
ALTHOUGH I have never sup-
ported British colonial action
-in the Near East, I feel forced to
comment on Mr. Ramzi's reply to
some comments originally stated;
by Prof. Slosson.

scheduled to appear Nov. 3 un-
der the auspices of the Gothic
Film Society.
This film is based on the novel
"The Klansmen," by Thomas Dix-
on. Dixon, a southern gentleman,
attempts to justify the slave-own-
ing point of view of the Confeder-
acy. He writes about the Recon-
struction period, typifying it by

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