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Is McCarthy
On Top?
T ___ELONGER and more fiercely the
McCarthy-Stevens battle rages the bet-
ter chances become for a major split to
occur within the Republican Party.
Some question has been raised as to
whether the GOP can withstand such a
split. Apparently executive and party
leaders do not think so.
Early last week, when the minor dispute
involving the Senate Permanent Investigat-
ing Subcommittee and Army Secretary Stev-
ens seemed to be developing into a maj.or
issue, Stevens was induced, presumably by
executive and party leaders, to give ground.
He agreed to work with McCarthy, and to
do so on the Wisconsin Senator's terms.
Thus a nation-wide televised battle was
However the impulse to do some extra-
curricular name calling proved to be too
much and as a result Senate GOP leaders
were forced to take sides, ordering a probe
into investigating rules to determine wheth-
er or not they need to be changed. McCar-
thy retaliated with an I-can-top-you move
and yesterday ordered Army investigations
to proceed despite the disapproval. of his
To date McCarthy has, accomplished
several things of note. He has turned a
minor disagreement with the Pentagon
into a brass battle. He has produced a
situation that not only allows but actually
encourages GOP leaders to differ emphat-
ically and loudly. And he has succeeded
in once again capturing the headlines.
Until last week Senator McCarthy was
having relative difficulty in coming up with
anything capable of arousing the sustained
attention of the reading public. For a man
who depends upon sensationalism for his
appeal this is disastrous.
Also, until last week the Republican party
was able to maintain a front of comparative
unanimity of opinion on major issues. This
front has been broken down. And herein
lies the real danger of the power haggle.
Even while there was comparative unity
within the party the Eisenhower Adminis-
tration had to depend on outside support
to put its policy into effect. For this
reason it is obvious that any sort of fur-
ther weakening in the ranks will be dis-
astrous both to the Administration and
to Republican rule.
If Eisenhower does not succeed in quiet-
ing the controversy and doing so to his own
advantage, he will at last have been driven
by the Senator into an indefensible position.
If he cannot quiet McCarthy, then it must
follow that the Army will have to give way.
And then indeed the Senator will be ready
for his coup d'etat.
-F ran Sheldon
Munt-Broeks Dance Company
PERHAPS the season's only professional
dance concert featured last night seven
numbers as the Maxine Munt-Alfred Brooks
Dance Company appeared before an enthu-
siastic audience at Pattengill Auditorium.
The Company, whicn besdes Miss Munt and
Mr. Brooks includes Martha Cutrufello and
Marion Jim, unveiled a wide variety of
dances and moods. In the lighter vein they
ranged from Miss Munt's humorous bur-
lesque of gum chewing, "The Same in Any
Flavor," to a folksy exposition of a polka.
The more serious side had the intense and
evocative "Web" with choreography and mu-
sic by Mr. Brooks, an unaccompanied solo
by Miss Munt, "Unquiet Path," and a hu-

man, earthy portrayal of life when an old-
er and younger sister prey on the emotions
of a brother and his bride, "There is a
"There is a Season" was composed by
Frederick Coulter, and his music was both
suggestive of the moods in the dance, and
pliant in its ability to be lyric or rhythmic.
Its danceable character was easily trans-
formed by Miss Munt into choreography
which was not only successful in lending the
folksy side of the dance's setting but also
in giving vent to the story's struggle.
Miss Munt's solo, which seemed to show
the growth of minute movements to their
maturity and final devastation, was indeed
a provocative and engaging work. Though
it was unaccompanied, formal clarity was
never lost as the dance was logically self-
generated, and the dropping of the three
pieces of cloth seemed to mark decisively the
stages of its course.
The program as a whole was marred by a
tendency towards length in the early part,
which was not nearly as imaginative as the
latter. The Company has the material of
real dance ability, and presented a reward-
ing evening's entertainment.
-Donald Harris
New Books at Library
Huston, McCready-The Saving Grace.
Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1954.
Palmer, Joe H.-This Was Racing. New
York, A. S. Barnes, 1953.
Welty, Eudora-The Ponder Heart. New

Nice Work' B
that proposals to lift or alter the driving
ban have been tabled indefinitely by the
Board of Regents came as a disappointment
to those who continue to fight for student
An interesting dichotomy has arisen.
Although the Board of Regents has given
"sympathetic and long consideration" to
the driving problem, and the SL proposals
represent, in the words of the President,
"very fine work by the students who drew
them up," the Board of Regents refuses
to take action on them. One cannot help
but doubt the sincerity of the Regents'
sympathy and deliberation in the face of
their continued refusal to consider the
students' work.
Several of the President's reasons for the
continuation of the driving ban, bear fur-
ther examination. One of these, the "over-
whelming parental opposition," cited by
Hatcher, is especially shaky.
While President Hatcher has undoubtedly

ut No Action
received many letters protesting the re-
moval of the driving ban, he has not in the
absence of a scientific, comprehensive poll,
the right to claim that parents are over-
whelmingly opposed to students driving.
Those parents who are unaware of the
problem or who favor the ban's removal
are less likely to make their views vocal,
thus allowing a small majority that avidly
opposes the ban to give the impression of
"overwhelming parental opposition."
The President noted that there is no
great internal pressure for removal of the
ban, adding that a car is not very useful
in Ann Arbor. This is no criteria for judg-
ing the wisdom of a car ban. It is up to
the students to determine their needs, and
not the administration or the Board of
-The students, through SL, have made
known their feelings. The Board of Regents
has an obligation to the students to consider
their wishes and act without further delay
on the alternatives submitted by SL.
-Lee Marks

A Little Service, Please

THIS IS NOT a survey of local restaurants.
Rather, this article is based on im-
pressions gained after eating more than 100
meals in campus eateries during a year and
a half at the University.
One has only to eat a few meals in
these places to discover that standards of
service and courtesy maintained are min-
imum in many cases and lacking in others.
'This is in addition to the fact disclosed by
recent health surveys that the campus
area restaurants fall slightly below the
average in maintaining health standards.
It is the student looking for a quick meal
at reasonable prices who forms the main
clientele in these restaurants. If it were
not for the University these places would
soon go out of business, as would many of
the local stores. Yet the student is looked
on patronizingly and tolerated as a neces-
sary evil who must be fed with a minimum
of service. There will always be students
who will have to eat out. Thus the res-
tauranter's business is secure, so why better
Major reason given in answer to the prob-
lem is lack of time and space during rush
periods. Catering mainly to the short-order
trade, campus eating places do the majority
of their business during the hours of noon
to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Meals must be

prepared as rapidly as possible and it is
easy to forget some of the standards of good
service. Shortage of space and help in
many places only add to the confusion.
Under these conditions, it is to the ad-
vantage of both customer and manager to
get a group served and out of the place as
soon as possible. Yet one must often wait
for a sandwich up to 45 minutes.
However, it is not only during rush
hours that such conditions can be found.
One can walk in certain eating places any
time of the day and find the tables clut-
tered with dirty dishes, the floors dirty
and several waiters sitting around. Wait-
ers must often be asked several times for
incidentals such as napkins and water
which should be brought without asking.
Good service costs nothing, but it can
make quite a difference in customer satis-
faction and thus in profits. It is promising
that these restaurants have pledged coop-
eration with local health officials in better-
ing their standards. Because service stan-
dards cannot be enforced by any agency, it
is hoped that the individual restaurants will
take it upon themselves to provide the kind
of efficient and courteous service that will
make eating out less of an ordeal.
--Freddi Loewenberg

"Ok-. Bud. When I Want You Again I'll Send
For You"
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k- a
IN THE WILD WEST QUAD, where men are men and women are
relatively scarce, dining difficulties developed. Winchell House
walked out of a Quad Council meeting after a dispute over which
men's houses would have to shift to new dining rooms as a "share
the women" plan goes into effect. But everyone, even the women, not
too surprisingly, seemed satisfied with the general idea of allowing
other houses in the quad to dine with the ladies.
East Quad's Hayden House called for "united front" against
turning more men's residence hall houses over to women. And Student
Legislature asked the administration to cooperate with IHC and
Assembly on the conversion problem. The legislature action, on a
vote of 32-4, also urged the Dean's office to let more undergraduate
women live outside the Residence Halls.
A LEAGUE POLL jolted some men by revealing that co-eds are
generally satisfied with the present number of late permission
nights. Not only that, but the women said by a vote of 1782 to 531
they felt present regulations involving closing hours and individual
late permissions are in the general interest of students. Can't under-
stand it.
* * * *
A FOUR-MONTH city health department survey of local restaur-
ants revealed that less than six of a total of 162 fully met city
health standards. While health officer Dr. Otto K. Engelke saw "no
immediate health threat," he said there's considerable room for im-
provement. Campus area restaurants rated lower than the rest in
the survey. One \of the two University operated cafeterias had a
perfect health score, the other wasn't so hot. Dr. Engelke revealed
that he inspected the University restaurants "as a courtesy," the city
having no authority over the state institution's dining facilities.
AT A PRESS CONFERENCE, University President Harlan H. Hatch-
er said he didn't know when the Regents might get the Student
Legislature's proposals to remove or alter the driving ban off their
table. The SL Cabinet responded with a statement urging the Regents
"to take final action" on one of the four proposals to drop or modify
the car regulations, and to adopt one of the proposals which have
been tabled by the Regents since last May.
A GROUP OF Romance Languages professors revealed they have
been using the same bar of soap every day for more than ten
years, and it's almost as big now as it was when they started. Campus
logicians. concluded: 1) Romance Languages professors wash. 2) The
soap probably was left there when the building was built, and has
since fossilized.
-Jon Sobeloff

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
For Spring Rushing ...* Is Mr. Cleary aware of the fact
that three and one half (3%') mil-
To The Editor: lion people are unemployed today?
WITHIN THE next few weeks Will Mr. Clary concede that this
whesorority women will decide high unemployment is due to gen-
whether or not Panhellenic is to eral production cutbacks and not
continue Fall rushing. If our pur- to any laziness on the part of the
pose is to produce a strong, vital worker? If Mr. Cleary admits that
sorority system, we must consider these layoffs were beyond their
what program will best serve this control, does he then feel that 27
end. Because of our experience in dollars a week is adequate to feed
both rushing systems we feel qual- a family of four?
ified to point out certain factors Or is Mr. Cleary operating from
which seem to have been overlook- an entirely different premise-that
ed in discussions of this question. the 3y 2 million people who are un-
Fall rushing involves liabilities employed left their jobs willingly
to the individual houses, since they to collect 27 dollars a week with-
cannot accurately anticipate their out working. Using some inverse
membership number, due to "lost" logic and applying it to Mr.
pledges, who do not make their Cleary's original s t a t e m e n t,
grades. The financial officers of wouldn't. the way to cure unem-
the house are never able to plan ployment lie in cutting out aid
or estimate what the housing sit- completely. Since he feels 'that
uation will be until the last no- unemployment would rise if aid
meny Ifbacm aetonccyrthenwas increased, wouldn't unemploy-
may become apparent only when ment fall when unemployment in-
it is already too late to fill the surance was decreased?
places with transfers or other stu- It would seem from the tone of
dents. If rushing were deferred Mr. Cleary's remark that he has
until girls had attained the re- littlecoy's in thtegrit
quired grade average, the house little confidence in the integrity
qured gre verage, then hodne of the American worker, or in his
could then depend upon a definite desire to better himself economi-
number of occupants. Under de- cally. We feel that the vast major-
ferred rushing houses could be s ty of the unemployed would wel-
sure of pledging only girls who come the opportunity to resume
are academically eligible. More work and until they attain that
over it seems grossly unfair to al- goal we Democrats believe in of-
low students to assume places in fering them effective economic aid.
sorority houses which they may -Ralph Goldberg
never be able to fill. - lResearch Committee
Proponents of fall rushing argue Young Democrats
that this system increases the
number of quota places filled by
houses. In support of this view Driving Ban , , ,
they quote the Panhellenic evalu-IT WAS WITH complete disgust
ation, which reports that while 551 that I read the front page of
unfilled quota places occurred in Friday morning's Daily. On one
1952 (spring rushing), only 15 side of the page was an article
quota vacancies appeared in 1953 announcing somewhat joyously
(fall rushing). However, that does the acceptance by a University
not represent a true picture. For administration committee of a



A Brighter Picture In Italy

A POINT FOR democracy was chalked up
Friday when Premier Mario Scelba ob-
tained a vote of confidence from the Italian
Yet to be hurdled is the forthcoming
debate in the Chamber of Deputies (the
lower house). Athough the session is
scheduled to begin next Tuesday, a vote
is not expected to be taken until the lat-
ter part of March. Because of the Senate
decision, however, the Premier and his
Government stand an excellent chance.
Obtaining for Scelba a slim majority of
thirteen votes, the four center parties,
Chrsitian Democrats, Right-Wing Socialists,
Liberals and Republicans, pushed the Pre-
mier through to victory. Scelba also re-
ceived four out of six independent votes.
In an atmosphere of quiet calm as com-
pared to the rowdiness of the last session,

Scelba reaffirmed his violent opposition to
Communism. This time only a few feeble
protests were audible.
Italy wants peace, Scelba stressed, and
it is for this reason that she needs EDC.
He repeated the need for ratification of
the document by Parliament in the near
future. 'Other elements of the Govern-
ment's foreign policy, such as NATO and
European integration, also were named by
Scelba as pertinent to relaxing the tension
among nations today.
The Senate has certainly taken a step
in the right direction. Communism, for the
while, must take a bitter dose of defeat.
It is to be hoped that the good news from
Italy will continue with the demise of in-
ternal confusion and the steady rise of a
stable, democratic government.
-Shirley Klein



cURt ir NTMQo/Ic

Architecture Auditorium
rick March
AFTER SEEING this film, it is reasonable
to assume that October 12 is observed
not as a day of celebration but rather as a
The Future
of .Reading
N SCHOOLS and colleges, in these audio-
visual days, doubt has been raised as
to the future of reading-whether the print-
ed word is on its last legs. One college presi-
dent has remarked that in fifty years "only
five per cent' of the people will be reading."
For this, of course, one must be prepared.
But how prepare? To us it would seem that
even if only one person out of a hundred and
fifty million should continue as a reader,
he would be the one worth saving, the nu-
cleus around which to found a university.
We think this not impossible person, this
Last Reader, might very well stand in the
same relation to the community as the queen
bee to the colony of bees, and that the oth-
ers would quite properly dedicate themselves
wholly to his welfare, serving special foods
and building special accommodations. From
his nuptial, or intellectual, flight would come
the new race of men, linked perfectly with
the long past by the unbroken chain of the
intellect, to carry on the community.
Reading is the work of the alert mind,

period of mourning for Christopher Colum-
Only after eight years of toiling against
the vested interests of the Spanish Em-
pire was poor old Columbus given his
shies. However, the author of the script
has seen fit not only to present the usual
obstacles to our hero, but he places sex
in his path. This proves his mettle, for with
only a sly glance to the side he departs
on his voyages. But discovery of new lands
only brings ingratitude, and we leave Col-
umbus a broken man. One may wonder
why he didn't stay behind to enjoy the
pleasures of civilization.
Fredrick March's interpretation of Colum-
bus leaves much to be desired and little to
be admired. He presents us with the pic-
ture of a court bore rather than an intreped
Such incompetence might be excused if
it were not for so many other inadequacies
present in the movie. Historical inaccuracy
is a general theme. The dialogue is verbose
and generally poor. The photography is
glossy, colorful, and hard on the eyes. A
lack of direction lends an'inconsistent at-
mosphere. And a garbled sound track and
projection difficulties also add to this
feature's unattractiveness.
If you have fifty cents lying around loose,
it might be prudent to put it in the bank
and let the interest accumulate until you
can afford cinemascope.
-Dick Wolf
THERE is a cause transcending all others

(Continued from Page 2)
Presbyterian Student Center. Break-
fast Seminar on "The Last Judgement,"
9:15 a.m. Westminster Guild Supper,
5:30 p.m. Report by students who at-
tended the Presbyterian Conference on
Ecumenical Churchmanship, 6:45 p.m.
Discussion and refreshments following.
Michigan Christian Fellowship. Rev.
Leonard Verduin, Campus Chapel, will
speak on "The Deity of Christ," 4 p.m.,
Lane Hall. All interested students are
invited to attend; refreshments will be
Wesley Guild. Student Seminar, Pine
Room, 10:20 a.m. Fellowship Supper,
5:30 p.m. Prof. William Alston will speak
on "Personal Ethics," 6:45 p.m.
Lutheran student Association. Supper
and fellowship hour, 6 p.m., Student
Young Friends Fellowship. Note
change in topic: "The Philosophy of
Work Camps," 6:30 p.m., Lane Hall.
Unitarian Student Group. Panel dis-
cussion on "Prejudice," 7:30 p.m., Uni-
tarian Church. Anyone desiring trans-
portation, be at Lane Hall, promptly
7:15 p.m.
Grace Bible Guild. Sunday School
class meets at 10 a.m. with Dr. Pike
leading a study in Romans. Guild sup-
per at 6 p.m. Welcome.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Rehear-
sal tonight in the Leag.ue at 7:15 for
chorus of "Thespis" and "The Sorcerer"
and for the principals of "The Sorcerer."
Informal Folk Sing at Muriel Lester
Co-op, 900 Oakland, Sun., Feb. 28, at
8. Everyone invited!
10:30 a.m. - Hillel Student Council
3-6:00 p.m. - International Open
House. All students are cordially invited
to attend! Entertainment, refreshments,

Coming Events
Science Research Club. The March
meeting will be held in the Rackham
Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m., Tues., Mar.
2. Program: "Human Ecology of a Pa-
cific Atoll," by Marston Bates, Depart-
ment of Zoology; "Species,. Old and
New," by Robert V. Kesling, Museum of
The Kaffee Stunde of the Deutscher
Verein will meet on Monday at 3:15
in the taproom of the Union. Mr. M.
Dyck and Dr. A. J. Gaiss, both of the
German Dept. faculty, will be on hand
to aid those interested in improving
their conversational ability. All wel-
Deutscher Verein will have its annual
"Tanz-abend" in conjunction with the
Square Dance Group on Tues. at 7:30
in Lane Hall. As usual, Miss Sophia
Holley of Detroit will instruct the group
in a series of traditional German folk-
dances. Refreshments will be served. All
La p'tite causette will meet tomorrow
afternoon from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the
wing of the Michigan Union Cafeteria.
This informal coffee-hour is open to all
those wishing to improve their French!

when we add to this those who
were not eligible for initiation be-
cause of grades the 15 vacancies
become 56, thereby invalidating
this particular argument.
It is also claimed that fall rush-
ing encourages more people to
rush. They cite the Panhellenic
report, which states that in 1952
(spring rush) 571 girls registered
for rushing, whereas in 1953, (fall
rushing) 1030 girls registered. If
we look at these figures from a
percentage standpoint, we find
that 571 represents 67% of the
total freshman women enrolled
for that year, while 1030 repre-
sents 72% of the freshmen women
enrolled. (The majority of women
who rush are freshmen, and the
system was altered with the ob-
jective of attracting more fresh-
men.) Thus only 5% more rushed
under the fall system. It will be
noted that the enrollment of
freshmen women increased 66%
in these 2 years; and University
officials anticipate that this trend
will continue. A woman's hous-
ing shortage may actually occur
in the next few years. Therefore
it seems rather ridiculous for sor-
orities to worry about filling their:
quotas, when the real problem'
may well be how to expand their'
Space does not permit a discus-
sion of other issues involved. How-
ever we feel that the above fac-
tors alone constitute strong rea-
sons for a return to spring rush-
-Barbara Mattison
Ann Plumton
". " * *
Block 'il' ..
IN WEDNESDAY'S meeting of
the SL Campus Action Com-
mittee we discussed the Block M
flash card section and its place
on the Michigan campus. The
committee has recommended fur-
ther discussion of the situation
on the floor of the Legislature, to
be held in the near future. In ac-
cordance with the Legislature's
policy of representing student
opinion, and since we feel that
this is a matter which concerns a
large segment of the student body,
we would like to urge all inter-
ested students to express their
views on the subject. We hope
that you will feel free to tell your
opinions to the Legislature mem-
bers you know, or to write to us
in care of the SL building, 512 S.
State. There has been a great deal
of student sentiment expressed on
both sides of this subject, and we
would like to see a fair representa-
tion of student opinion expressed
accurately by the Legislature. This
can bedone only with your co-
-Lee Abrams, member
Hank Berliner, chairman
SL Campus Action Committee
Clery & Unemployment
ACCORDING to the usually ac-
curate reporting of the Michi-
gan Daily, Owen J. Cleary a Re-
publican candidate for Governor
addressing the local Young Repub-
licans made the following state-
ment, "He (Governor Williams)
wants to make unemployment

plan for really effective student
government, in the form of a
"Student Executive Committee."
However, directly opposite this
article was another which declared
that Administration and Regents'
action on the Driving Ban was
indefinately postponed. To me the
two articles might well have been
combined into one, and titled "Ad-
ministration Hypocricy."
This action on the Driving Ban
-or rather this lack of action-
clearly makes a mockery of the
administration committee that is
attempting to build effective stu-
dent government. The Adminis-
tration obviously wants no part
of such effective student govern-
ment! Their action in frustrating
the Student Legislature's efforts
to give students what the stu-
dents said they wanted, in last
year's referendum, makes this all
terribly clear. One does not thwart
a seven year attempt at student
government as consistently as this
University has, if one's ultimate
goal is that very student govern-
Then what, one may ask, is the
University's motive in sponsoring
a committee to study and revise
student government? Perhaps it
is to dissolve what little student
government we now have, and to
replace it with a wholly subser-
vient body. Certainly the project-
ed review board (consisting of one
administration man, one faculty
man named by the administration
and one student) which would sit
above the "new Student Executive
body," might lead one to question
With this in mind, I for one am
going to support the SL-dissatis-
fled as I may be with it-in total
dread of what might replace it.
At least SL is a POTENTIAL stu-
dent government, which derived
from the students.
-Herb Solomon
Sixty-Fourth Year
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The Women's Research Club will meet
Mon., Mar. 1, in the West Lecture Room
of the Rackham Building at 8 p.m. Dr.
Jeanne Watson will speak on "Learning
from Cross Culture Contact; A Study
of the German Visitors Program."
The College of Engineering and the
Audio-Visual Education Center will pre-
sent the premiere showing of a drama-
tic, solor motion picture entitled THE
FIRST HUNDRED, commemorating the
Centennial of Engineering at Michi-
gan, in Rackham Lecture Hall., March
10, 7:30 and 9 p.m.
Any Undergraduate Students Inter-
ested in Botany are invited to attend
the first meeting of the Undergraduate
Botany Club, scheduled for Sunday af-
ternoon, Mar. 7, at 2 o'clock, in 1139

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