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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1952

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By CRAWFORD YOUNG
Daily Managing Editor
T HISWEEK students will have an oppor-
tunity to express their opinion on the
driving ban.
It is hoped that they take advantage of
this to express disapprobation of an obsolete
and inoperable restriction.
A glance at the record reveals that the
driving ban was imposed in 1927 by Piesi-
dent Clarence Little, after several deaths
had resulted from some perhaps over-zealous
student driving. At the time, there was
tremendous protest on campus - students
demonstrated in front of University Hall (on
rollerskates). But since then, the dispute
has for the most been the subject of occa-
sional idle discussion.
Many University administrators have
come to feel that the rule is completely
unenforcible, and should be removed or
substantially modified.%
This year in particular the rule has come
to be almost a joke. The Ann Arbor police
refuse to enforce it for the University, and
will not stop a student on the suspicion
that he may be driving a car illegally. And
the University has never been able to muster
enough police assistance to do more than
make occasional spot arrests.
Students are quick to sense and seize an
opportunity to honor a rule in the breach
-and many have made a career of flaunting
the driving ban with great success. It is
quite well-known that the University is un-
able to enforce the rule-and full advantage,
is taken of this inability.
Even if the student wishes to abide by the
"THE INDIVIDUAL'S religion may be ego-
tistic, and those private realities which
it keeps in touch with may be narrow
enough; but at any rate it always remains
infinitely less hollow and abstract, as far
as it goes, than a science which prides it-
self on taking no account of anything pri-
vate at all."
-William James

rule, it has become increasingly possible
to obtain a permit-over 3,000 have been
issued this year. When the ban was origin-
ally promulgated, there were no exceptions
made-there have been gradual liberaliza-
tions over the years.
The upshot of it all is that any student
who has a strong desire to keep a car on
campus can do it-either legally or other-
wise. The question arises whether the
vast influx of cars predicted by apologists
for the ban would materialize.
It has been argued by those who would
retain the status quo that the ban is demo-
cratic, in keeping all students afoot.
However, this point would seem negated
by the inequity inherent in the existing
regulation if unenforced. A premium is
placed on dishonesty-those who disobey it
Cave all the advantages of automobile
transportation with an infinitesimal risk of
apprehension, while those who obey find
themselves cast in the role of a sucker.
It would appear elemental that if the
University wished to generate respect for
those of its rules that are necessary and
practicable, it should wipe from its books
those that can be broken with impunity.
The cause of democracy is'never furthered
by unnecessary restrictions.
As for the parking problem, it is just
that. However, it has its own limits-if
University parking lots are reserved, as now,
for University personnel, students who are
within walking distance will find the park-
ing difficulties make it easier to walk to
class; the others already drive. It is un-
fortunate that the new Angell Hall Addition
was not equipped with a basement garage;
perhaps future buildings can be. But the
driving ban's demise, it would seem to this
observer, could not do much to worsen the
present parking problem in Ann Arbor.
In short, the driving ban is about ready
to fall from its own weight. A resounding
vote for its removal in this week's elections
by the student body will speed it on its way
into oblivion.

Under the Shako

THE LAST home football game of the
year is always a sad event for the grad-
uating senior. The list of sentimental "lasts"
is always long and painful. Tops on this
reporter's list is the final great appearance
of a three year Michigan tradition, Drum
Major Dick Smith.
Prof. William D. Revelli's statement that
Smittle is the nation's finest, merely lends
support to the thousands of University stu-
dents who have cheered him each Saturday
for the past three years.
Our appreciation of Dick Smith's ability
and loyalty to Michigan becomes firmly
grounded when we realize that Smittie's
most outstanding quality is his modesty.

The plaudits that go his way each week
have not permitted his head to fill the
large shako he proudly -wears.
Besides his talent at baton twirling and
his brilliant highstepping antics, Dick actu-
ally seems to be the "captain" of the band,
much as Tim Green captains the blue grid-
ders.
As a sterling representative of Michigan
and a performer of outstanding talent, Dick
Smith deserves our congratulations. May
his outstanding career here be capped by
becoming the only Michigan drum major to
lead the band twice at Pasadena.
--Harland Britz

The
City Editor's
SCRATCH R
PAD
By BARNES CONNABLE
DEMOCRATS APPARENTLY have more
than a bluff up their sleeve in their in-
timations that a recount in the Potter-
Moody race may be forthcoming.
Television viewers may recall the big dip
in votes that Sen. Moody suffered suddenly
during the original count while Gov. Wil-
liams was holding his own. Election irregu-
larities were definitely involved in Moody's
defeat by Chicago-Tribune-supported Char-
les Potter.
It seems unlikely that state Republicans
will throw in Fred Alger's towel hoping
to avoid an embarassing second look at the
senatorial race. State Democratic Chair-
man Neil Staebler has indicated that the
expensive recount may take place regard-
less of GOP action in the tight guberna-
torial contest. And Moody is reportedly
sniffing out possibilities of a Senate in-
vestigation of the affair with big Wash-
ington datelines.
Although chances of Moody's swinging
enough votes to keep his job in a retabula-
tion appear slim, a recount could provide
good ammunition for the opposition when
Michigan's senator-elect lays his interesting
voting record before the populace six years
hence.
WASHINGTON COLUMNISTS are saying
President-elect Eisenhower will turn back
to his original supporters in guiding national
policies for the next four years.
Although Gov. Stevenson might have
picked better men, this is certainly en-
couraging speculation. But, cynical as an
observer gets to be, it is sometimes a little
difficult to forget the nature of Ike's
campaign.
Just a few months back the Hoffman
crowd was warning the general to keep out
of Wisconsin and Indiana but was over-ruled
by Summerfield & Co. If the Republican ca-
binet is dominated by the back-seat men of
the campaign, the old political axiom may
be here to stay in "high-level" politics: it
takes one kind to win the election and
another to write the record for the next one.
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SOME TIME AGO, you may recall, stu-
dents and townspeople got their sole oppor-
tunity to hear Jack Dawson and George
Meader debate the issues in the congression-
al election.
The meeting was thrown off-kilter by a
foremer philosophy student named David
Luce, who was seeking the seat on the Pro-
gressive ticket. Luce's performance was
characterized by time-consuming "reflec-
tion" and unintelligent comment. As a re-
sult, what would have been a worthwhile
debate was killed.
Luce, who was placed on probation last
semester for misconduct before the Joint
Judiciary, got on the program after a ser-
ies of strange phone calls. First he con-
tacted an official of Hillel, sponsor of the
event, who hesitated to include him but
said if Dawson and Meader agreed he
couldn't object.
Then Luce called Meader, said Hillel was
ready and eager, and at the last minute put
Dawson ton the the same spot. Having no
quarrels with free speech, the two contest-
ants gave reluctant consents.
Luce also put in an eleventh-hour call to
get in on a joint appearance at a local high
school, but inasmuch as this program has
also been set up far in advance, thumbs were
put solidly down.
One might expect, even from this party, a
little maturity in fundamental decency.

A PROGRESSIVE supporter gave us a
ring the evening after the Robeson rally,
said he was sampling opinion on the success
of the affair.
We told him probably the most symbolic
event of the afternoon was when the Ameri-
can flag came toppling to the floor of the
stage. (He blamed the city for this.)
Then we went on to register our amuse-
ment at the Labor Youth League and its
goon' squad who stood in the out-field in
the hope some dramatic incident might
move them to deeds of grandeur. (He said
they were genuinely concerned with Robe-
son's personal health.)
We noted in passing that something
should be done about presidential candi-
date Hallinan's face.It just' wasn't convinc-
ing. (They're very sincere people, he told
us. Think of the careers they gave up to
save America.)
We finally reached a point of agreement,
however. Although it's nothing like the old
days, Robeson's voice is still a pleasure to
listen to.
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writer only.
This must be noted in all reprints.
NIGHT EDITOR: ALICE BOGDONOFF
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are doubtless very fine ideals to plav

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The Weeks News
. . .IN RETROSPECT . .
Local .. .
Student Legislature candidates began their annual campaigning
trek from house to house and residence hall to residence hall as the
Nov. 18 and 19 election drew near. Patient occupants sat with poised
forks and listened to the platforms of 37 candidates for the 23 posts
open.
Climax to all the activity will be Wednesday night, with the usual
hectic Hare ballot-counting process in the Union ballroom.
The Legislature hoped the campus would imitate the national
election's record turnout. However, it will take more than 7,800
voters to break the record set last spring when 45 per cent of the
campus trooped to the polls.
Voters will not only select candiates in this election; they will
also help determine the University's position on the driving ban by
their votes on three referenda questions.
HIGH FINANCE-President Harlan Hatcher said he would ask
for a record operating budget for the 1953-54 fiscal year as part of
the largest general expenditures fund ever drawn up by the University.
The budget will be laid before the State Legislature's next session, and
is now in the hands of the Budget Division of the Department of
Administration at Lansing.
The budget request tops last year's appropriation by more than
three and a half million.
CLOSE SHAVE-The campus Young Progressives feared loss of
recognition, when the time for turning in their membership list drew
near, and the group was still more than ten people short of the min-
imum required for approval. However, by the en of the week, enough
people had joined to push them over the bare necessity level.
SCHOLARSHIP BIAS-The Student Legislature approved a
a motion to ask the University hereafter to refuse any scholarship
grants which must be awarded on the basis of race or religion.
ARMCHAIR FANS-University Athletic Director Fritz Crisler
proposed giving the "armchair football fans" eight games on tele-
vision each Saturday instead of just one. The former coach suggested
dividing the nation into eight districts, and letting the colleges in each
district select one of their own games for televising every Saturday.
-Diane Decker
* * * *
Caught in a cross-fire between Kremlin attacks and by a U.S.
Senate Committee investigating subversive activities in the United
Nations,-UN Secretary-General Trygve Lie submitted his resignation
last week.
As the rest of the world watched to see what the action would
mean, some UN insiders speculated that Lie's action might possibly
be a request for a vote of confidence, while others saw a note of finality
in the Norwegian diplomat's action.
Later in the week British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden set
off a move to retain Lie in his position, but the Russian bloc appar-
ently was happy to see the UN administrator go..
Barely had the furor over Lie's resignation died down when
the UN once again was involved in headline stories as Abraham
H. Feller, one of Lie's top assistants, plunged to death from his
12th floor apartment.
Described as a "buffer man" between the UN and the federal
probes of Communist activity among American personnel in the or-
ganization, Feller had suffered a nervous breakdown several weeks ago.
Citing the "great loss" suffered by the UN in Feller's death, Sec-
retary-General Lie said the 47 year old legal expert had killed
himself because of the strain of defending UN employees "against in-
discriminate smears and exaggerated charges."
On the same day of Feller's death, it was learned that Val
Johnson, president of the University's literary college class of
1949 and a former Michigan track star, was under medical obser-
vation in the psychiatric ward of New York's Bellevue Hospital.
Johnson, a former United Nations employe in New York and Paris,
was entered into the hospital after security officers reported that he
had "created a disturbance" Wednesday in seeking an interview
with Secretary-General Lie.
NEW REGIME-President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower spent a
busy week conferring with GOP leaders who hurried to Augusta, Ga.,
where the General was vacationing, to participate in top level dis-
cussions of post-inauguration plans.
Biggest announcement of the week was the appointment of
defeated Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. of Massachusetts to the post
of liaison man between Eisenhower and the executive depart-
ments.
Eisenhower also announced.that Detroit banker, Joseph Dodge,
would represent him at the Budget Bureau in the interim before Jan-
uary.
Meanwhile, in Washington, tentative budget estimates for the
fiscal year 1954 set up by President Truman and the Budget Bureau
amounted to a giant ,$84 billion figure, just slightly less than last
year's request, but far more than the $60 billion limit pledged by Ei-
senhower. However, the General will get a chance to revise the figures.
NIET-It began to look like a long, cold winter in Korea des-

pite the hoped-for Eisenhower solution of the stalemate after his
visit to the front. The USSR's Andrei Y. Vishinsky gave the tip-off

"Well, It Looks As If We May Be Getting Rid Of Him"

etteP'd TO THE EDITOR
The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all letters which are signed by the writer
and in good taste. Letters exceeding 300 words in length, defamatory or
libelous letters, and letters which for any reason are not in good taste will
be condensed, edited or withheld from publication at the discretion of the
editors.

Chap N a ed Jill .,.
To the Editor:
THERE IS A CHAP named Will,
Who at accounting has much
skill,
His 25th century accounting
methods make us thrill,
His 19th century political ideas
make us ill,
Of his poetry we have had our fill.
-Herbert Klaff
Robert Bloom
Richard Weinstein
Czech Students..,.
To the Editor:
O YOU remember November
17, 1939, the day on which the
Nazis shot nine Czechoslovak stu-
dents and sent thousands more to
concentration camps? November
17 has become an international
symbol of the fight for freedom
against every kind of oppression of
spiritual thought. It is known as
International Students Day. The
initiators of this movement, hav-
ing managed to escape the Nazi
bullets, were recently sentenced
by the Communist regime in
Czechoslovakia to many years of
forced labour and even death.
Consider the fate of the chair-
man of former student prisoners
in Nazi concentration camps, D. V.
Jandecka. Students from all over
the world who attended their first
post-war World Congress in
Prague, in 1945, elected him unan-
imously as their chairman. Now
Dr. Jandecka has been sentenced
to imprisonment for 20 years.
Communists, like Fascists, con-
demn and murder those who
stand for freedom and democra-
cy.
Total suppression of human
rights and of all Christianity is
threatening us, while the free
world continues to allow itself to
be fooled by adherents of a hos-
tile ideology.
-Milos F. Jilich,
Member, Executive Com-
mittee, National Union of
Czechoslovak Studeits in
Exile
DAILY
OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 2)
Lutheran Student Association. Mr.
Theodore Markwood, lawyer in Toledo,
Ohio, will speak on "Christian Stew-
ardship" at 7 p.m. in the Student
Center.
Canterbury Club. Meeting at 6:45
p.m. will feature a film: "The Won-
derful Life." Discussion by a special
student panel will follow.
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Student
Club. Supper-program, 5:30 p.m. Dis-
cussion i "Revised Standard version
of the Bilble."
Hillel. Tonight at 8 p.m. the Drama
Group will present "Under-ground," a
play based on a story by Peretz. This
will be followed by an Israeli Dance
program and group dancing.
Graduate Outing Club meets at the
rear entrance of the RackhamBuilding
at 2 p.m. for hiking and games.
Young Republicans. There will be a
Board Meeting at 4 p.m. today, in The
Kalamazoo Room of the League. All
Club members may take part in this
meeting.
Congregational Disciples Guild. Meet-
ing at the Congregational Church 7 to
8:30. Bob Zajonc, of the Social Psychol-
ogy Department, will discuss group
dynamics through role-playing with
the group.
Coming Events
Engineers, Chemists, and Physicists.
A group meeting at 7 p.m., Mon., Nov.
17, will be held in 1042 East Engineer-
ing Building by representatives of the
Humble Oil Company of Houston. Job

opportunities in all phases of the pe-
troleum industry will be discussed.
Faculty Luncheon with The Very
Rev. James A. Pike, Dean of the Cathe-
dral of St. John the Divine, New York
City, lecturer in the "This I Believe"
series, Tues., Nov. 18, Michigan Union,
12:15 p.m. Phone reservations to Lane
Hall by Monday noon.
Volunteer Naval Research Reserve
Unit 9-3. Meeting Mon., Nov. 17, 7:30
p.m., 2082 Natural Science Building.
Professor Peter Smith, of the Chem-
istry Department, will give an illus-
trated lecture on New Zealand and sur-
rounding islands.
La P'tite Causette will meet tomor-
row from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the North.
Cafeteria of the Michigan Union.
Michigan Actuarial Club will meet
Mon., Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. in Room 3-D
of the Union. Mr. Joseph Reault will
speak on "Problems of the Small Life
Insurance Company."
Deutscher Verein. Meeting, Tues.,
Nov. 18, in Room 3A Union, at 7:30.
Singing of German Christmas carols.
International Students Association.
There will be a Council meeting Mon.,
Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Room 3-B, Michigan
Union. The member organizations are
hereby urged to send their delegates.

Opera Ticets .. .
To the Editor:
I wish to protest against the
favoritism which is being exhib-
ited by many student officials of
the Michigan Union with regard
to Union Opera tickets.
One of my friends is a Lambda
Chi. He went down to the Uniont
at 7:30 a m. on the first day that
organizations could legally re-
serve blocs of seats for the Opera,
so that he could get good seats
for his fraternity. He was the
first person to apply for seats on
that day. However, he was in-
formed that thirteen other fra-
ternities had already reserved
blocs of seats! It seems that these
fraternities had "connections" in
the Union Executive Council. Con-
sequently, my friend's fraternity
had to accept a bloc of less de-
sirable seats.
As an independent I condemn
this situation, for if this can hap-
pen to organizations, then it can
happen to individuals like my-
self. This corruption is not fair to
the student body as a whole. I de-
mand an official investigation into
this matter, and the removal of
the guilty Union officials.
Robert F. Shellow
SL Reorganization..
To the Editor:
M AKING THE campaign circuit
with the other SL candidates,
I've noticed that the main plank
in almost each one's platform has
been "SL must reorganize." I
don't understand the fuss and fury.
Each candidate must know that
a group, composed of representa-
tives from all the major campus
organizations, has been set up to
study the whole question of student
government at Michigan. The very
fact that this committee won't re-
port until March is an indication
that reorganization isn't a sub-
ject which can be settled as soon
as elections are over.
Besides, I don't see how SL can
be improved by tearing it down
and starting over from scratch.
Because we're elected from the
campus at large, we at least con-
stitutionally can represent stu-
dent opinion better than any other
campus organization. Perhaps as-
suming that the legislators have
the interests of the campus as a
whole at heart because we are
elected in this manner is too ideal-
istic, but it certainly is much bet-
ter than having an organization
of interest groups.
SL is far from perfect, but any
reorganization should be an in-
ternal one. The scope of its com-
mittees should be broadened, the
Administrative Wing improved,
and most important of all, the
legislators should be made more
aware of their responsibility.
Maybe this reorganization com-
mittee will decide that a "super"
government, embrading the League,
Union, and other campus groups
would represent the students bet-
ter-ideally this would probably
be true,- though I'm afraid that
any organization would be hesitant
about giving up any of its sover-
eignity regardless of the benefit
to the campus. But whatever the
end result, the fact remains that
students must be allowed to par-
ticipate in shaping their own edu-
cations. Until the opposite is prov-
ed to me, I firmly believe that it
is through the Student Legisla-
ture that they can best do so.
-Ruth Rossner
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WASHINGTON - Washington cliff-dwell-
ers are twittering, twerking, and titil-
lating. There is nothing they love more
than a change of administrations, and since
most of them are R'epublicans anyway, they
are preening their social feathers, whetting
their social axes, and getting ready for the
Eisenhower administration as if it was to
be the first rain after a 20-year drought on
the social Sahara of Washington.
Especially they are looking forward to
Mamie. Frankly there are some misgivings
about Mamie. For some of the cliff-dwellers
remember, a little regretfully, how Mamie
lived here all during the war with hardly
a soul giving her a mere fare-thee-well.
Mamie lived in an apartment at the
Wardman Park Hotel with Ruth Butcher,
wife of Commander Harry Butcher, naval
aide to Eisenhower. They had a common
sitting room, separate bedrooms, and lived
as unobtrusively as hundreds of other
army wives, of which the capital had a
wartime surfeit.
As far as the elite along Massachusetts
Avenue and the cozy snuggeries of George-
town were concerned, Mamie didn't exist.
Even when her husband climbed the pin-
nacle of military fame, no one bothered
much, if any, about Mamie.
Now, some of them are wondering if
Mamie will-remember. Will she remember
Books at the Library
Cary, Joyce--PRISONER OF GRACE.
New York, Harper & Bros., 1952.
Davidson, Louis B.--CAPTAIN MARON-
NER. By Louis B. Davidson and Eddie Do-
herty. Introduction by William McFee.
New York, Thomas Y. Crowell, 1952.

and resent? Washington society has heard
tales that Mamie has. changed since those
war years. At Versailles, when she gave
cocktail parties, so the ladies whisper, she
tolerated no guest lower than the rank of
Lieutenant General. Will she be uppity in
the White House or will she hold out the
olive branch to the Republican socialites so
long starved during the era of those hard-
drinking, poker-playing "how-are-ya-honey"
Democrats?
- BIG ATOMIC DECISION -
One of the first things General Eisenhow-
er and congress will have to decide after
Jan. 20 is a question which a few years
ago would have been considered a 21st-
century, Buck Rogers problem-whether to
let private industry in on atomic research
and know-how.
Eisenhower doesn't know it yet, but a
secret vote was taken by the Atomic En-
ergy Commission while the rest of the
country was worrying about who was to
be President, that the government's mon-
opoly on atomic research should be aban-
doned and its long-treasured information
shared with private industry.
This means that private utilities, such as
gas and electric companies, would be given
the secrets of government research, in order
to develop their own atomic energy eventu-
ally to replace coal, gas, oil, and water
power.
There is no intention to open up the
secrets of the atomic bomb, though with the
Russians having developed a bomb of their
own, and with the British reputedly well
caught up with us, even this may not be
much of a secret.
However, a majority of AEC members,
after prolonged and solemn debate, voted
that atomic industrial secrets should he

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