THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1953
By HARRY LUNN
Daily Managing Editor
WITHOUT ANY particular fanfare, the
Student Legislature Wednesday regain-
ed much of the ground lost three weeks ago
when the student members of the Student
Affairs Committee were asked to nominate
two students for the Development Council
At that time, a majority of the SAC
student members protested the logic of
turning the appointive function over to
them, and asked that in the future it be
restored to the Legislature. The test of
this recommodation came, in a sense,
on Wednesday when Assistant to the
President Erich A. Walter asked SL to
name five students to the special commit-
tee which will study exam schedule re-
Reasoning behind the Development Coun-
cil decision centered on the belief that ap-
pointments could be made only by a group
recognized in the Regents' by-laws. Since
SL does not presently hold this recognition,
the Council felt it impossible to let it name
Considerable opposition arose over this
decision since many student leaders felt
its logic was shaky considering the wide
range of appointments SL has made in
/the past and continues to make every
year. In light of this opinion it was re-
assuring that Walter chose to reaffirm
the Legislature's appointive function.
The two incidents, however, point up a
very serious problem which SL, sooner or
later, must face-the problem of gaining
official Regents' sanction through an addi-
tion to the by-laws. The Legislature could
well devote considerable thought to making
this one of their objectives this year.
Win a Game,
Get a Trops-hy
WHAT WE REALLY need is a trophy to be
awarded to the winner of the annual
Michigan-Michigan State football contest.
As Frank Blackford, Governor G. Mennen
Williams' legislative secretary, chose to put
it, "The trophy would serve to highlight the
traditional rivalry between the two Michi-
gan schools, just as the 'Little Brown Jug' is
a major feature in football games between
Michigan and Minnesota Universities."
Why didn't someone think of this be-
fore? I must have been exceedingly dull
for the Wolverines and Spartans to trudge
onto a gridiron together once a year with
no other incentive than to outscore each
.other. And now that both teams are in
the Big Ten, the affair will undoubtedly
assume the atmosphere of an afternoon
Such a trophy may even create some spec-
tator interest. Witness the pitifully infini-
tesimal gatherings at the last few meetings
of the teams. A year ago only 97,000 at-
tended, and it would have been less if the
stadium wasn't so big. With' a trophy at
stake, the game may also rate a small
graph at the bottom of page 32 in some
newspaper. Furthermore, the trophy may
tend to raise a rivalry between the two
schools, a rivalry which, as rumors have it,
has been lying dormant since the Spartans
admitted Michigan had the better chess
Suggestions for the design of th trophy
" include Paul Bunyan standing on a map
of Michigan. When those who can get on-
ly one channel on their television sets are
stuck with the "Game of the Week," fea-
turing Michigan against Michigan State,
on November 14, they can learn how one
goes about standing on a map of Michigan
without stepping on East Lansing.
Only one thing remains. The trophy, in
the interest of not confusing it with other
trophies, needs a name. There is just one
answer. Run a state-wide contest, and to
'the person who submits the best, the most
inspiring, and the cleverest title, give him
New Books at Library
Bellow, Saul; The Adventures of Augie
March-New York, Viking Press, 1953.
Forester, C. S.; Hornblower and the At-
ropos-Boston, Little, Brown and Co., 1953.
Macartney, Clarence Edward; Grant and
his Generals-New York, The MacBride Co.,
Rodahl, Kaare, M.D.; North-New York,
Harper & Brothers, 1953.
Roosevelt, Nicholas; A Front Row Seat-.
Norman, University of Oklahoma Press,
ULilman, James Ramsey; The Sands of
Karakorum-Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott
Warren, Robert Penn; Brother to Dra-
gons-New York, Random House, 1953.
NLIKE ITALIAN Communism, French
Communism seems to have lost most
of its aggressiveness and zest. It does not
lose ground but it does not advance much
A Note of Discord
Another Success Story
ALTHOUGH THE State of Michigan em-
bodies more than 57,980 square miles of
territory, state officials seem to have reach-
ed the conclusion, that land here is at a
premium. When they started building a
convict labor camp on property adjoining
the Interlochen National Music Camp, they
made.a move which will almost certainly
doom the camp to failure in spite of its
present nationwide popularity.
Relatively few parents, even the most
musically minded, will send their children
to a camp within walking distance of sev-
eral hundred convicts. And with Inter-
lochen's failure would go nearly the total
value of $1,750,000 worth of buildings on
the present site, a figure which could be
only slightly reduced if the music camp
found another location.
On the other hand, the state officials
might have made the decision feeling that
music wafting across the picturesque lake
would have a beneficient, soothing and mor-
ale-building effect on prisoners, forgetting
at the same time, however, that many of
the convicts might find the fresh lake air
and melodious strains so pleasing that they
would have no incentive to ever leave the
site W9y maintaining good behavior.
Already music lovers throughout the
country have begun to raise angry objec-
tions to building the prison camp. The
only solution for the harrassed state offi-
cials would be to cease the construction
and plan a new site for the prison camp.
Then the weary officials could go home
in the evening to rest and listen to record-
ings of good music-in peace.
IetteP4 TO THE EDITOR
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In Answer .. .
To the Editor:
AN INTELLIGENT, courageous
student government does not,
necessarily condemn those who
disagree. It may take more cour-
age to calmly live the democratic:
principles of American life, than
to destructively criticize those who
agrees with Miss Rossner on any
question does so out of fear? Sure-
ly Miss Rossner vastly underesti-
mates her fellow legislators and
those who elected them to office.
-Mike Jessup Bassett
* * *
Wht to Wear .
PAATi'ER OF FACT
By STEWART ALSOP best experts in the field, if not a minute
WASHINGTON-A serious minded citizen i
these days can hardly be blamed for The other arguments advanced by Secre-
feeling a little like one of those laboratory tary Wilson against a major air defense ef-
rats which, exposed to conflicting stimuli, fort, which are echoed by high Pentagon
is. reduced to a condition of quivering ro- sources, are equally confusing and conflict-
dential neurosis. For American citizens in ing. At his press conference on Wednesday,
recent days have been subjected to an ava- for example, Wilson intimated that no more
lanche of wildly conflicting statements about than the half lillion additional he proposes
the Soviet air-atomic threat, ,all emanat- could be spent, even if much more money
ing from supposedly well-informed officials. was available.
"Operation Candor" looks like becoming On the very same day, Gen. Benjamin
"Operation Confusion." Chidlaw, Chief of the Air Defense Com-
The confusion has been compounded, mand, also had something to say. He re-
moreover, by the nature of Secretary of marked sadly that it was impossible to pro-
Defense Charles E. Wilson's arguments vide even "adequate" protection under pre-
against any really major effort to streng- sent money and other limits. "I feel con-
then the continental defense against nu- fident," he added, "that when it becomes
clear attack. Secretary Wilson has said fully apparent to our national leaders that
that he proposes to spend no more than an adequate degree of protection cannot be
an additional half billion or so for air provided within the limits imposed, the pre-
defense, as against the very much larger sent restrictions will somehow be relaxed."
effort recommended in the Lincoln Pro- The conflict with Wilson's statement needs
jest report, the Kelly Committee report, no underlining."
the Bull Committee report, and a host of Another argument is that nothing more
other special expert studies. can be done under present manpower ceil-
In support of his decision, Wilson says ings. Actually, a study of precisely this
that "it will be perhaps three years before problem, under Air Force sponsorship, known
they (the Russians) have a reasonable num- by the coode name of "Operation Corrode,"
ber of bombs and airplanes that could deliv- has concluded that a deep area defense can
er them." This statement is subject to be manned with available manpower. Even
argument. Secretary Wilson apparently re- if this conclusion is over-optimistic, it is
fers only to hydrogen bombs, for example, surely a little odd to argue that a nation
conveniently overlooking the fact that for of 160,000,000 people cannot provide the men
more than four years the Soviets have to prevent its own destruction.
been stockpiling atomic bombs. A mere half A final argument is that it is no use
dozen or so big atomic bombs could des- making a big investment in air defense,
troyain ,hbigargvestment in aisrcoudry.nse.
troy the larger cities in this country, since Soviet perfection of new devises like
Again, Secretary Wilson remarked in sup- the intercontinental ballistic missile will
port of his decision that "panicky" persons render such a defense obsolete. This flies
were giving the Russians credit for "some straight in the face of the reassuring es-
bombers they don't have." Presumably one timates of Soviet capabilities cited above.
of these panicky persons is Wilson's Chief What is more, it is precisely like saying
of Air Staff, Gen. Nathan Twining. Twining that it is no use going to a doctor, since
said some months ago that the Russian everyone must die in the end anyway.
"long range, bomber force is now so big"!
that the Soviets no longer need to "increase This is a complicated subject, full of
its size" but only to improve the quality of thorny technicalities. It is possible that
the plane. Secretary Wilson and those who agree with
him are right, and that for some undis-
But let this pass. Assume that Secre- closed technical or other reasons the great
tary Wilson is perfectly correct in esti- number of experts who have studied the
mating that it will be three years before subject are wrong. It is possible that these
the Soviet Air Force can devastate the reasons have nothing to do with the desire
United States. By any reasonable test, to lower taxes and balance the budget, or
this estimate is the best possible argu- with the congenital affection of the mili-
ment for going all out immediately on a tary for the utterly out-dated "balanced
major continental defense effort. Under force" or three-way-split concept. But the
any circumstances, it will take a long reasons so far advanced for a penny-wise
time to build a fully mature early warn- approach to the continental defense prob-
ing net, and above all the weapons to res- lem, which is really the problem of national
pond effectively to the warning. But if survival, are confusing, conflicting, and
we do indeed have three years grace, the very far from convincing.
job can still be done, according to the (Copyright, 1953, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)
WITH DREW PEARSON
do not seem to be acting out our To the Editor:
own interpretation of them. WOULD IT be possible in the
-Leah Marks future for the editor of the
society page to be more explicit
SL Motion . . . when describing the type of dress
To the Editor: to be worn at dances. To the best
THE QUESTION of academic of my knowledge "formal" and
freedom has been extensively "informal" are not the only words
considered by the Student Legis- ever used. While "formal" is com-
lature at their past three meet- plete enough, "informal" is far
ings. Since Ruth Rossner has pre- from adequate. The word "in-
sented her views through a letter formal" covers every occasion
to the editor, we feel obligated to" from a picnic to a cocktail party.
present some other considerations If a less ambiguous description
involved on this problem. was used it would be a great help
Although we sympathize with to the coeds of this campus.
Miss Rossner's views at the meet- -Nancy Fisher
ing, we feel that her accusations*
that the Legislature as a whole' Philosophical Error . . .
voted out of fear on the academic Eio
freedom question is biased and in- To the Editor:
accurate. The question of con- HOW'S THIS for size!
demning those methods employed Your "Philosophical Photo-
by the Congressional committees, grapher" (Daily-Oct. 7) has dis-
which victimize the individual regarded the Maracana Stadium-
without providing adequate pro- the Municipal Stadium of Rio de
tection of his rights as a citizen, Janerio, Brazil, in declaring the
gave rise to twopronounced fields University City Stadium in Mexi-
of thought. We feel that there! co City with a scant seating capa-
was, however, honest and sincere city of 110,000 as the "Biggest in
difference of opinion on both sides. (the) world!"
To say that those who disagreed The Maracana Stadium has a
with your opinion did so out of seating capacity of 160,000 and
fear is a completely subjective was constructed for the world's
view. soccer championship (July 1950).
We wonder if everybody who dis- -Jules Kliot
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
WASHINGTON-Secretary of State Dulles has clamped such a strict
censorship on news from Korea that the American public doesn't
realize the dangers building up in that country again.
Uncensored military dispatches report 35 Red airfields have been
built in North Korea since the armistice. All are in violation of the
In addition 800 Red jets have been smuggled into North Ko-
rea from China since the truce.
Dulles has hushed all this up, was even responsible for the order
which prohibited the Korean pilot who flew the Russian MIG to
Seoul from telling what airfield he took off from. Reason the name
was censored was because the airfield didn't even exist before the
Dulles' private explanation for the censorship is fear of upset-
ting the forthcoming political conference. Dulles is desperately and
understandably anxious to get the Russians to sit down at the confer-
ence table, and if the Reds are too much embarrassed by revelations
of their buildup, he's afraid they will sabotage the talks before they
BOHLEN'S MYSTERY TRIP
AMBASSADOR CHIP BOHLEN, whose appointment as envoy to
Russia was so bitterly opposed by Senator McCarthy, was sum-
moned back to Washington for conference during the McCarthy wed-
Paul Porter, lanky ex-chairman of the Federal Communica-
tions Commission, bumped into Bohlen, asked why he was home.
"I haven't the vaguest idea," replied the ambassador. "They tele-
graphed me to fly back, but now that I'm here I don't know why they
"Perhaps," remarked Porter, "they wanted you to serve as best
man at Joe McCarthy's wedding."E
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1953
VOL. LXIV, No. 17
McCARTHY MeNO-TES Faculty, College of Engineering. There
SENATOR McCARTHY, whose finances were in the red before he hit will be a meeting of the Faculty of this
on the Communist issue, is now rolling in dough. He received College on Fri., Oct. 16, 4:15 p.m., 348
West Engineering Building.
$100,000 worth of wedding presents alone, ordered two Senate cops to
guard them . . .. Most of Joe's financing comes from Texas oil mil- Medical College Admission Test. Ap-
lionaires. Once he brazenly asked Clint Murchison for an oil well ..,. plication blanks for the November 2
Yet Joe was so hard up at the end of 1949 that his banker wrote: "The admisration ofarthe Medical Cle a
directors have now given me an outright order to the effect that un- 110 Rackham Building. Application
less your loans are paid up full, I am to immediately sell out your y blanks are due in Princeton, N.J., not
later than Oct. 19, 1953.
Square Dance, sponsored by SRA.
Students and Faculty welcome. No ad-
mission charge. Lane Hall, 8:00-12:00
The Congregational-Disciples Guild.
After-game Open House at Guild House.
Cultural Exchange Program. The first
program of the Cutlural Exchange Se-
ries will be held at the International
Center on Sun., Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Miss Alice Russell, Secretary of the
Alumnae Council, will speak on "Know
Your University." Her talk will be 11-
lustrated, with colored slides. Foreign
and American students are invited. Re-
freshments will be served.
Deutscher Verein Kaffeestunde-Mon.,
Oct. 12, 1953, at 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
in the Tap Room of the Michigan
Union. Everybody welcome, especially
Hillel Foundation activities for the
Sat., Oct. 10, 4 to 6 p.m., football open
Sun., Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m., Hillel Stu-
dent Council meeting; 6 p.m., Supper
Club; 8 p.m., first meeting of Hillel
Chorus; 8 p.m., Grad get-together.
Registration stillropen for classes in
Jewish History, Hebrew, and Modern Is-
rael. Membership on the Music, Edu-
cation, and Publicity committees Is
Communion Breakfast will be held
Sun., Oct. 11, after the 9:30 Mass at
the Father Richard Center. Monsignor
Carrol F. Deadly will be the guest
speaker. Tickets may bebpurchased at
the Chapel. Everyone is welcome.
.® . .
A rchitectur e A uditoriumn
KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS, with
IN THE TWO OR THREE years this movie
has been in circulation it has attained
the status of a minor classic. Like The
Importance Of Being Earnest, it has a
specially right combination of the world's
best comic elements-satire, whimsy, and
wit. Not only would one's inclination lead
him to get up from a sickbed to see a re-
vival, but it might be a wise thing medically;
it restores faith in man's ability to be gen-
Much of the unique excellence can be
attributed to Alec Guinness, superb actor
and probably the most accomplished
comedian of the age. He plays, in succes-
sion, six members of a noble English
house. Denis Price, an obscure and am-
bitious scion, kills them off one by one on
his way to the dukeship. Half the fun of
Guinness' metamorphoses comes from
recognizing his almost inhuman versatil-
ity. From the suffragette, airsick but in-
domitable in her balloon over London, to
the dodderinE. nort-swilling curate. each
The picture is not simply a series of imi-
tations though. The coal simplicity of Denis
Price's motives for his bloody career, his
admirable despatch in putting plans into
action, are part of the picture's perfect
urbanity. Nor does the dialogue lag behind
this standard. It has the elegance, the meas-
ured irony, of Oscar Wilde's turn of the
Like most genuinely entertaining things,
there is more than a glittering surface to
the movie. Its good-natured satire takes
sharp aim at some quite tangible institu-
tions. First of all, it sets off a veritable
forest fire among England's noble family
trees. Abstract privilege may or may not
be a reprehensible thing, but the abusers
of privilege can always stand a few lumps.
And the grossest abuses of all are under
fire here: stupidity, insensitivity and
worst of all dullness. Subtle as it is, the
movie is not above the direct approach;
there is the sweet irony, for example, of
seeing a peer caught in the man-trap he
had set out for poachers. Anglo-Saxon
justice, too, is seen ponderously appre-
hending the most notorious criminal in
the annals of drama for a crime he didn't
collateral. I might add that no telephone calls, telegrams or letters
will bring about any extension of these loans." . . . . Two months later,
McCarthy delivered his first speech against Communists, and over-
night the money started rolling in from well-meaning people whot
wanted to help the cause. Senate investigators dug up prooftthat Mc-
Carthy used part of this money on other things-such as speculating
on the' commodity market . . . . McCarthy has just sent a subcommit-
tee to investigate atrocities against American prisoners in Korea. Yet'
it was McCarthy who defended the Nazi war criminals after they had
been found guilty of murdering defenseless American prisoners in
cold blood. McCarthy went so far as to accuse American officers of
torturing the condemned Nazis. His speeches in the U.S. Senate stir-
red up so much anti-American feeling in Germany that the army
never did carry out the death sentences.
ARMY MORALE SUFFERS
A GRUFF, TOUGH master sergeant, who has fought in two wars,
called this column the other day to complain about the "raw deal"
servicemen are getting.- Before he could finish, his voice choked.
What he was trying to say was that he couldn't make ends meet
and support his family. He was both proud and embarrassed, which
'was probably why he choked up. He had been in the Army for years,
but couldn't figure any way out except to give up his Army career.
After he hung up, this column began investigating Army liv-
ing standards, found other hard-bitten soldiers in the same boat.
Another master sergeant with five kids and 20 years' service said
he was already looking for a civilian job. A staff sergeant claim-
ed his food bill would shoot up one-third, completely out of reach
of his meager budget, if Secretary of Defense Wilson goes ahead
with his plan plan to cut out commissary Ifrivileges. A chaplain'
admitted gravely that the morale of the noncoms-the backbone
of the Army-is worse than in the 'thirties.
Here are the reasons :
1. Food-Thechain-store lobby has put the pressure on Congress
and the Pentagon to close down commissaries, which sell food to G.I.s
cheaper than the local supermarkets. Through such powerful Sena-
tors as Bill Knowland of California. and Willis Robertson of Virginia,
the lobbyists got the Senate Appropriations Committee to slip a "rider"
into the appropriations bill ordering the Defense Department either
to close the commissaries or turn them over to private management
by December 31. Now the pressure is on Wilson to shut them down al-
Simultaneously, the ration allowance for enlisted men has been
dropped from $1.20 to $1.10 per day, and the cost of meals at field
messes has gone up, resulting in a monthly loss to most officers of
$30 to $35.
2. HOUSING-Housing around army posts is still below standard,
yet the rent in many cases is exorbitant. Theoretically, rent control is
still supposed to be in effect around 24- congested military posts. But
Congress furnished only $60,000 to enforce these rent ceilings-barely
enough to pay for eight offices to cover 24 areas.
3. PAY-Last year, the cost of living shot up over 12 per cent,
while the military got an approximate 4 per cent pay raise. Meanwhile,
extra pay for overseas service has been eliminated, except for a meager
bonus for enlisted men.
4. TRAVEL-The mileage allowance for servicemen has been
cut from eight tosi' nc not snermi. A le-Ardutin h.s ln nen
p.m., 3001 Angell Hall. Mr. W. ADhahir
will speak on the Commutativity and
The Mathematics Orientation Semi-
nar will meet Mon., Oct, 12, at 3 p.m. in.
3001 Angell Hall. Mr. George Murphyj
will continue histalk on current math-
Doctoral Examination for Robert Jan
Wolff, Social Psychology; thesis: "The:
value of Member Contributions as a
Determinant of Attraction to a Group,"
Mon., Oct. 12, East Council Room,
Rackham Building, at 7:30 p.m. Chair-
man, A. F. Zander.
Organ Recital. The first in a series of
three Sunday afternoon organ recitals
will be presented at 4:15, Oct. 11, in Hill
Auditorium, by Robert Noehren, Uni-
versity Organist. His first program will
be one which was given by Felix Men-
delssohn in St. Thomas Church, Leip-
zig, on August 6, 1840. It will include the
following works by Johann Sebastian
Bach: Fugue in E-flat major; Chorale~
Prelude "Deck Thyself, My Soul, with
Gladness;" Prelude and Fugue in A
minor; Passacaglia and Fugue in C
minor; Pastorale; and Toccata in F ma-
jor. The general public will be admit-
ted without charge.
EricaMorini, violinist, will open the
Extra Concert Series, Monday evenin,
Oct. 12, at 8:30, in Hill Auditorium-tak-
ing the place of Guiomar Novaes, pre-
viously announced. Ticket-holders will
please use ticket "A," reading "Guio-
mar Novaes" for admission.
Miss Morini will play the following
program on this occasion: Handel'sI
Larghetto; Praeludium and Allegro
(Pugnani-Kreisler); Bruch Concerto
in G minor; Brahms Sonata in D mi-
nor; Godard's Canzonetta; Wieniawski's
Valse Caprice; and Sarasate's Faust
Tickets for the series of five concerts,
or for individual concerts, are available.
at the office of the University Musical
Society, Burton Memorial Tower, un-
til 4:30 p.m. on the day of the concert;
and after 7 o'clock at the Hill Audi-
torium box office on the evening of
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Hos-
pital-Medical-Surgical Care Plans will
be o eriduring the period from October
5 through October 20, for new applica-
tions as well as changes in contracts
now in effect. These new applications
and changes become effective December
5 with the first payroll deduction oni
Geometry Seminar. Mon., Oct. 12, 7
The Graduate . Outing Club meets at
2 pm. Sunday at the rear of the Rack-
ham Building. Cross-country hike plan-
ned. Students with cars are reqiested
to bring them to help with transpor-
tation. In case of unfavorable weather,
the picnic supper will be held in Rack-
ham. Elections will be held this Sun-
1955 J-Hop Committee. Meeting on
Sun., Oct. 11, at 2 p.m. In Room
3-M of the Union.
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