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PAGE FOUR

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29,1954

PAGEFOURTHE ICHIAN DI~I

FRI-AxY. OCTOB N R 29. lflg, L47

9

SENATE RACE:
McNamara & Ferguson Records,
Programs Compared

Democratic View .,..
W HEN BLAIR MOODY died unexpectedly
last summer two weeks before the State's
primary election all hopes for a Michigan
Democratic senatorial victory this fall appar-
ently vanished.
With former Senator Moody in competition
for Sen. Homer Ferguson's 12-year old seat,
the Democrats had felt that an outside chance
existed to upset the venerable Sen. Ferguson.
Most top-level Democrats from Gov. Williams
down had thrown their support behind Moody
against Patrick V. McNamara, president of the
Pipe-Fitters Union, American Federation of
Labor Local 636. In fact several Democratic
senators from other states were expected to
campaign for Moody but this plan was aban-
doned at the last moment as being in poor
taste. About the only support accorded Mc-
Namara came from the AFL. The primary
campaign was intense and considerable bad
feeling evolved from the two Democratic fac-
tions during the course of the campaigning.
THIS PUT THE party in a precarious posi-
tion when Moody died. Disunity was obvious.
CIO officials and other liberal Democrats who
had bitterly contested McNamara's campaign
for the nomination had difficulty reconciling
themselves to his support. McNamara pleaded
for unity within party ranks but instead was
faced with an attempt by some Moody sup-
porters to compile a large enough memorial
vote for Moody to force Democratic supporters
to choose another candidate.
The fact that the deceased Moody gathered
over 100,000 votes, almost one-half as many
as McNamara, demonstrated the lack of ex-
citement and support for the AFL candidate
that existed in August.
Republicans were elated and immediately
counted the Michigan seat as one certainly re-
tainable for another six years. Polls taken
shortly after the primary indicated 65% sup-
port for Ferguson to 35% for the supposedly
politically incompetent McNamara. Things have
changed in the last two months. In a poll
conducted last week by the New York Times
Ferguson has been accorded only a slight edge
over his opponent demonstrating that Michi-
gan is far from being the certain Republican
seat it was expected to be.
REASONS FOR the change in voters' esti-
mate of the situation are varied. It is doubtful
that McNamara's campaign has particularly
stimulated voter interest. By any stretch of a
rabid Democrat's appraisal his candidate can-
not be called an outstanding choice for the
Senate. His experience is limited and his cam-
paign hasn't been very exciting. He has drawn
microscopic crowds to some of his rallies and
the only large gatherings have turned out when
he appeared on the same program with Gov.
Williams.
Apparently McNamara's gain in vote strength
can be traced to the peoples' general dissatis-
faction with Republican performance during
the past two years especially in relation to
unemployment and farm profits. McNamara,
although considered a comparative conservative
in Democratic circles, is standing directly on
his party's platform. He advocates a return to
90% parity and a concerted effort to get gov-
ernment contracts for the Detroit area in or-
der to ease the unemployment situation.
He realizes the hopelessness and fallacy of
telling men who have been standing outside
factory gates all summer that the country is
actually in a period of prosperity and that em-
ployment will pick up soon. These men's debts
attest to the length of the wait for the pick up.
Republican chances for voting strength among
the unemployed were adversely altered by Sec.
of Defense Charles E. Wilson's 'dog' speech of
two weeks ago.
McNamara's pledge to support 90% parity
price supports is making inroads in the usual
straight Republican Michigan farm vote. News-
papers have been filled with anecdotes to this
effect. One that Gov. Williams has been using
as typical of farm opinion tells of the farmer
who yelled as he was going byin a bus, 'Keep
plugging Soapy-we won't forget the price
supports double-cross in November." He was
referring obviously to Republican promises of
100% parity in the campaign two years ago.

McNAMARA ALSO supports the rest of the
Democratic platform which calls for unem-
ployment compensation based on today's cost
of living rather than the low fixed rate set
several years ago; Federal Employment Prac-
tices Commission; better educational facilities
with emphasis on an adequate school construc-
tion program and payment of higher salaries
to teachers and eighteen year old voting,
Since Sen. Ferguson supported President Eis-
enhower's program in almost all instances, he
is running on Ike's record. He is another "Back
Ike with a Republican 84th Congress" candi-
date. Consequently he is associated with cut-
ting taxes with most of the emphasis on help-
ing big business, transfer of power control from
public to private business and as mentioned
previously the Benson farm.policy and lethar-
gic unemployment remedies.
McNAMARA HAS not forged an outstanding
campaign but has impressed followers with his
forthright honesty. Although he is conservative
by Democratic standards he certainly is pro-
posing a more liberal program than that fol-
lowed by Sen. Ferguson during the past 12
years. The laboring man and farmer can vote
for him confidently. He will work to alter their
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Republican View . . .
SEN. HOMER FERGUSON is stumping the
state in an attempt to re-capture one of
Michigan's two Senate seats for a third con-
secutive term. He brings to his constituents a
solid background of experience and education
in addition to the sound record of his past
twelve years of service on Capitol Hill.
The 65-year-old Detroiter was born in Penn-
sylvania, and attended the University of Pitts-
burgh before coming to the University. He earn-
ed his LL.B. here in 1913. After graduation he
began practicing law in Michigan. He is not a
"silver spoon" fed individual: as a boy he
worked in the Pennsylvania coal mines and has
also been a teacher and school principal be-
sides being a practicing lawyer.
In 1929, he was appointed to the post of
Wayne county circuit judge. It was this as-
signment which brought him into the public
spotlight. While on the circuit court, he con-
ducted a grand jury investigation into gamb-
ling, racketeering and graft in Wayne county,
and from the hearings, some 370 indictments
resulted.
In 1942, however, Sen. Ferguson stepped
down from the security of the bench to run
for the post of United States Senator from Mi-
chigan. He won an overwhelming victory over
the Democratic candidate, Prentis M. Brown.
SINCE THEN, he has compiled a substantial
record of service both to the nation as a whole
as well as to the state of Michigan.
His stature as a leader in the Senate has
singled him out for the chairmanship of sev-
eral important committees and an active mem-
ber of others.
As chairman of the Majority Policy Commit-
tee of the Senate, he has served as one of
President Eisenhower's most important aides
in charting the legislative program which made
the 83rd Congress so successful. It falls to this
committee to decide what bills are to be con-
sidered by the Senate, and at what time. Sen.
Ferguson assisted in steering them through the
Senate.
Sen. Ferguson, as ranking member of the
Senate Appropriations Committee, was instru-
mental in the passage of ' a tax revision bill
which lopped $7.5 billion dollars from the in-
come-tax load of the American citizen. In ad-
dition, to the tax cuts, the nation's tax law
was overhauled-the first time this has been
done in 75 years.
The Armed Services Subcommittee of the
Appropriations Committee was headed by Sen.
Ferguson. Sixty per cent of the entire budget
went for national defense this year, and Sen.
Ferguson's subcommittee did its job of budget
preparation so well that the Senate approved
all recommendations without a single change.
SEN. FERGUSON has followed in the foot-
steps of the deceased Sen. Arthur Vandenberg
in applying his experience and knowledge of
international affairs to the Senate Foreign Re-
lations Committee, of which he is a member.
In addition, he won committee approval for
the St. Lawrence Seaway project.
Besides his committee chairmanships and
memberships, the Senator is a member of the
Hoover Commission, engaged in reducing the
size and cost of government in the United
States.
What has Sen. Ferguson done to specifically
benefit the state of Michigan?
The St. Lawrence Seaway project which he
sponsored from committee room to Senate
floor will add to the prosperity of the state
and the nation when it is completed.
A 50 per cent increase in the Federal high-
way funds allocated for the state was secured,
as the Senator led the battle for the biggest
nationwide roadbuilding planning in the na-
tion's history. The Senator and President Eis-
enhower are now planning for future road-
building, which will pay off in more jobs, an
increase in tourists and better motoring for
the state's citizens.
The $20 million Air Force base at Sault Ste.
Marie was championed by Sen. Ferguson, both
as a benefit for the state of Michigan and
another effective outpost in the nation's safe-
guards against enemy air attack,
Sen. Ferguson encouraged the transfer of
the Federal Civil Defense Agency from Wash-

ington to Battle Creek. Thus, the idle facilities
of Percy Jones Army Hospital were put into
use and the state gained a $3,250,000 federal
payroll.
FOR THE nation as a whole, Sen. Ferguson's
record is equally as good.
In addition to tax cuts, he made a major
contribution to the work of paring down the
federal budget an overall $27 billion.
The Senator was one of the chief exponents
of expanded Social Security and Unemploy-
ment benefits, and helped pilot them through
the Congress: as a result, coverage is expanded
and benefits materially increased. In addition,
he initiated the Unemployment Compensation
Program for Korea War veterans.
The Displaced Persons Law and the Refugee
Act passed under the 83rd Congress were also
prize projects of Sen. Ferguson, and he has
sponsored anti-lynch and anti-poll tax bills
to support his personal beliefs of no discrimi-
nation on account of race, creed or color.
THE 83rd CONGRESS batted a strong .830
on President Eisenhower's legislative program,
and Sen. Ferguson was one of the heavy hit-
ters in the Capitol Hill battle.
Because of his personal qualities of leader-

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AT THE ORPHEUM .. .
THE GOLDEN COACH
JUDGED SOLELY on its pictor-
J ial values, The Golden Coach
would be a brilliant film. It has
been assembled with a mastery of
color and picture composition by
Director Jean Renoir. But other
than providing Renoir with the
opportunity to build color images
of intense beauty, the scenario is
a loose, rambling affair that never
remains consistent enough in its
intent to gather any real force.
It is at times a comedy, a fan-
tasy-romance, a melodrama. a par-
ody of renaissance court life--
even a weak analysis of differen-
tiation between reality and ap-
pearance. But it is seldom the
same thing for very long.
The story concerns a group of
Italian commedia del' arte play-
ers who bring their travelling
theater to an early South Amer-
ican colonial settlement. Chief
among the troop's players is one
Camilla (Anna Magnani), a bel-
lowing guttersnipe almost un-
touched by civilization. Men fall
madly in love with Camilla; one
of them, the Viceroy, gives her the
"Golden Coach of State," an act
which immediately causes a court

scandal. Most of Camilla's time is
spent placating these courtiers and
various lovers.
Miss Magnani is difficult to
accept as a femme fatale. A
lusty trollop, she kicks, screams,
fights, slaps, and laughs with
the force of a steam calliope.
She wears no makeup except lip-
stick: bags under the eyes, skin
of alligator-hide texture, stringy
hair resembling a dirty mop.
Furthermore, she has much dif-
ficulty with her "English-speak-
ing" lines. To still be able to at-
tract men is quite an achieve-
ment. The rest of the cast
(British and Italian) seem rath-
er incongruous and self-con-
scious playing Spanish noblemen
and Indian peasants.
Again, it is the scenes done in
soft, rich, full colors that are the
real stars of The Golden Coach.
The ballroom sequence captures
the feeling of swishing satin and
candlelight; the theatrical scenes
are gay and authentic looking, the
sprightly tarantellas, the saucy
songs, the tinkling music of An-
tonio Vivaldi: all display the gen-
ius of Renoir.
The Golden Coach is for those
who would feast their eyes and
not their minds.
--Ernest Theodossin

CURRENT MOVIES

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LETTERS

The Daily welcomes letters on mat-
ters of general interest. Letters must
be limited to 300 words, and be signed
by the writer. At the discretion of the
editors, letters may be condensed, edit-
ed or withheld from publication.
Open Letter .,.
To The Editor:
AN OPEN LETTER to the city
of Ann Arbor and the Univer-
sity Administration:
I have just come from the scene
of last night's disaster where, by
fire, property and above all human
life was lost.
That house, which went up in
smoke and flames, was representa-
tive of the housing conditions that
prevail around the entire campus
area. There is no need for me to
describe those conditions. They
are so much a matter of notorious
or infamous fact that such de-
scription would be superfluous.
My question is this. Must we
wait for still more examples of
what can and will come if the
situation is allowed to exist?
The City of Ann Arbor pur-
ports to impose certain building
and housing codes for the safety
and well-being of the inhabitants.
There has even been much talk
recently of a drive to enforce these
regulations. And yet can anyone
seriously maintain that such regu-
lation has been effective? The
holocaust of last evening would
seem to indicate the contrary.
And is it not reasonable to say
that the University should sus-
tain a large measure of the burden
of responsibility. Certainly the
housing of its students should be
of direct concern to the Univer-
sity, especially in view of the fact
that the University does not and
cannot provide official housing for
all of the students here. The Uni-
versity has not been hesitant about
asserting its position as parens
patria to the students in many
other areas, asserting such pater-
nalistic regulation to be in the
student's best interest. Assuredly
the University could and should
do the same in this area where the
individual is unable to cope with
the problem himself.
I strongly believe and hope that
the City of Ann Arbor, together

with the University Administra-
tion, will establish and effectively
enforce and maintain a high stan-
dard of health and safety in the
area of housing facilities in order
to prevent what happened last
night from ever unnecessarily
happening again.
--Don H. Kenney, '57L
* * *
Hillel Series ...
To the Editor:
I'M SORRY to say that the Hillel
Cultural Committee has post-
poned its lecture series on "The
Jew in English Literature" until
next semester. In its place a lec-
ture series under the general to-
pic' of "The Legacy of Israel" will
be presented. The general objective
of the series is to bring into focus
the Jewish contributions both in-
tellectual and material to the ad-
vancement of civilization.
"The Legacy of Israel" series
will be given on alternate Wednes-
days at 8 p.m. at the Hillel House
beginning November 3. The speci-
fic topics will appear in The Daily
Official Bulletin.
-Marilyn Tobin,
Cultural Committee
* * *
Union Birthday . .
To The Editor:
ATTENTION: Tom Leopold,
President of the Michigan Un-
ion.
Members of the Union Executive
Council:
We, of the Assembly Executive
Board, wish to extend our warm-
est congratulations to you on the
Fiftieth Anniversary of the Michi-
gan Union. The progress you have
attained and the services which
you have rendered for the Univer-
sity of Michigan students are to be
greatly applauded. On behalf of
the Independent women we would
like to thank you for all the cour-
tesies you have shown us within
the Union.
May the next fifty years bring
you and your Michigan Union all
the success and achievement that
you desire.
-Grace Ritow, Secretary
Assembly Executive Board

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

(Continued from Page 2)
Research Training Fellowships, Under-
graduate Research stipends, Faculty
Research Fellowships, Grants-In-Aid,
Special grants in legal philosophy and
political theory, and history of Ameri-
can Military Policy. Summer Seminars
are also being offered. Further infor-
mation may be obtained from the of-
fice of the Graduate School. For appli-
cations write to the Social Science Re-
search Council, 726 Jackson Place N.W.,
Washington 6, D.C.
The National Research Council of
the National Academy of Sciences is
offering fellowships for advanced study
and training in fundamental research.
These fellowships are intended for
young men and women of unusual
promise and ability, in the early
stages of preparation for an investiga-
tive career. The postdoctoral awards
are offered in Cancer Research, Pe-
troleum Research, Radiological Re-
search, Medical Sciences, Natural Sci-
ences, and Research in Tuberculosis.
There is also an award for predoctoral
students in Electronics. The deadline
for applications is Dec. 10. Applications
may be obtained from the Fellowship
Office, National Research Council, 2101
Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington 25,
D.C. For further information contact
the Office of the Graduate School.
Freshmen, College of Engineering,
pick up your five-week grades from
your mentor after 1:00 p.m. Fri., Oct.
29.
Candidates taking the Admission Test
for Graduate Study in Business on Oct.
30 are requested to report to Room 140,
Business Administration at 8:30 a.m.
Sat. Be sure to bring $10.00 registra-
tion fee (check or money order).
Architecture and Design students
may not drop courses without record
after 5:00 p.m., Fri., Oct. 29-Archi-
tecture and Design students who have
incompletes incurred last semester
must remove them by Fri., Oct. 29.
Doctoral Candidates who expect to
receive degrees in Feb., 1955, must
have three bound copies of their dis-
sertations in the office of the Gradu-
ate School by Fri., Dec. 17. The report
of the doctoral committee on the final
oral examination must be filed with the
Recorder of the Graduate School to-
gether with two copies of the thesis,
which is ready in all respects for pub-
The November meeting of the Facul-
ty of the College of LiteraturehScience,
and the Arts for the academic year
1954-55 will be held Mon., Nov. 1, at
4:10 p.m. in Angell Hall, Aud. A.
Logic Seminar-Fri., Oct. 29, 4:00
p.m. in 443 Mason Hall. Mr. Addison
will continue his talk on "Measuring
Non-effectiveness."
Fulbright Applications and all sup-
porting material must be received in
the Graduate School, Room 1020, Rack-
ham Building, by 4:00 p.m. Mon., Nov.
1. This is the closing date for the 1955-
56 competition and it will not be ex-
tended.
Concerts
Composers' Forum, 8:30 p.m. Fri.,
Oct. 29. inAuditorium A, Angell Hall,
presented in conjunction with the Con-
temporary Music Festival sponsored by
Station WUOM. The program will open
with a recording of Henry Onderdonk's
Suite for Woodwind Quintet, played by
Patricia Jane Martin, flute; Patricia
Jean Stenberg, oboe; Virginia Catan-
ese, clarinet; Darlene Knops, French
horn; and Eleanor Becker, bassoon. It
will continue with Don-David Luster-
man's Sonata for Two Pianos per-
formed by William Doppmann and
Lawson Jones; Fred Coulter's Songs
from Ben Johnson, performed by Joan
St. Denis Dudd, soprano, and Grady
Hinson, piano. George Crumb's String
Quartet, played by Patricia Joy Ricks,
violin; Jane Stoltz, violin; Jean Honl,
viola; and Camilla Heller, cello, will
bring the program to a close. A period
of discussion will follow the perform-
ances of the student works. The pro-
gram will be open to the general public.
Student Recital: Sylvia Sherman,
oboist, will present a recital in partial
fulfillment of thelrequirements for the
degree of Bachelor of Music at 4:15
p.m. Sun., Oct. 31, in Auditorium A,
Angell Hall. Miss Sherman was for-
merly a pupil of Lare Wardrop, and

scenes from Clare Boothe's "The Wom-
en" and Tennessee Williams' "Lord By-
ron's Love Letter." All seats are re-
served at 30c each. Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre Box Office is open continuous-
ly from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Conference on Hospital Management,
Fri., Oct. 29. Rackham Building. Begin-
ning with registration at 9:00 a.m.
Varsity Night. Benefit show spon-
sored by University Bands. 8:15 p.m.,
Oct. 29, Hill Auditorium.
Episcopal Student Foundatibn. Hal-
loween Party at Canterbury Club, 7:30
lication, not later than Mon., Jan. 10.
Richard Cutler will speak before the
Psychology Colloquium on the topic.
"The Therapist's Personality and His
Psychotherapy." The meeting will be
held at 4:15 p.m., Fri., Oct. 29, in Room
429 Mason Hall. All interested gradu-
ate students are invited.
Physical Education-Women Students
-Women students who have not com-
pleted their physical education require-
ment should register for the next sea-
son Fri., Oct. 29, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
or Sat., Oct. 30, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 M.
Registration will be held in the fenc-
ing room (basement) Barbour Gymna..
sium.
Doctoral Examination for James Me-
nard LeBlanc, Physics; thesis: "An In-
vestigation of the Beta and Gamma
Radiations Associated with Several
Short-Lived Neutron-Induced Radioac-
tivities." Fri., Oct. 29, 2038 Randall, at
2:00 p.m. Chairman, J. M. Cork.
Biological Chemistry Seminar: Some
Effects of the Antibiotics on the Me-
tabolism, under the direction of Dr.
Kathleen Hart; Room 319, West Medi-
cal Building, Fri., Oct. 29, at 4:00 p.m.
Medical College Admission Test: Can-
didates taking the Medical College Ad-
mission Test on Nov. 1 are requested
to report to 100 Hutchins Hall at 8:45
a.m. Monday.
Seminar in Mathematical Statistics
will not meet Thurs., Oct. 28. The next
meeting will be Nov. 4.
p.m. Fri., Oct. 29, at Canterbury House.
SRA Coffee Hour at Lane Hall, Fri.,
4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Mr. Mojmir Frinta's
art will still be on display; he will be
present to give any explanations de-
sired. The Evangelical and Reformed
group will be guild-host. SRA Work-
camp committee will meet at Lane Hall,
Fri., 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.
Hillel: Friday Evening Services at
7:15 p.m. Followed by a talk by Irving
I. Katz on "History of Michigan
Jewry."
Graduate Mixer-The Graduate Stu-
dent Council will hold a record dance-
mixer Fri., Oct. 29. It will be held in
the Rackham Assembly Hall from 9:00
to 12:00 p.m. Admission is 35e per
person. Refreshments will be served.
Coming Events
Hillel: Open House Sat.-after the
Football Game.
HilleL. The graduate mixer original-
ly scheduled for Sat, Oct. 30 has been
postponed until Sun., Nov. 7 at 8:00
p.m. All graduate men and women are
cordially invited. Junior and senior
womenare also welcome.rRefreshments
will be served. Non-members, 25c; mem-
bers, free.
Shakespeare's "Hamlet" will be pre-
sented by the Department of Speech
at 8:00 p.m. in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre Wed, through Sat, Nov. 3-6.
Tickets are available at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre Box Office for
$1.50 - $1.20 - 90c with a special stu-
dent rate available for Nov. 3 and 4 at
75c.
The Newman Club will sponsor a
Halloween Party for all Catholic stu-
dents and their friends Sat., Oct. 30 at
the Father Richard Center. Don Ken-
ny and his orchestra will provide mu-
sic for dancing from 8:30 until 12:00
p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Cider
and doughnuts after the game on Sat.,
at Canterbury House. All students in
.lt.r

Politics
Unclear
Condon
WASHINGTON - The inside
story of how Dr. Edward Condon,
the scientist now with Corning
Glass, was cleared for security on
Tuesday, Oct. 19, but uncleared on
Thursday, Oct. 21, is one of the
most amazing in Washington.
It was pure politics, plus the
long-distance intervention of Vice-
President Nixon and a phone call
by Attorney General Brownell that
did it.
Here is a play-by-play account
of why the eminent scientist, who,
according to Dr. Edward Teller,
shortened development of the H-
bomb by one year, found himself
OK'd one day and out on his ear
the next.
As part of the campaign to
smear Averell Harriman, now run-
ning for governor of New York,
the Eisenhower administration has
been digging into the files of the
Commerce Department to see what
security cases he handled while
secretary of commerce. And they
were all set to spring three or four
cases where Harriman might have
been lenient with security risks.
One of the cases was that of Dr.
Edward Condon, director of the
Bureau of Standards under Harri-
man and who was pilloried by the
House Committee on un-American
Activities when Vice-President
Nixon was a member.
There was never any chargethat
Condon was a Communist but that
his wife was indiscreet and that
some of his friends were left of
center.
Harriman, when secretary of
commerce, refused to fire Condon,
felt that he was unfairly treated,
and flew here from Sun Valley,
Idaho, to defend him.
Eventually, however, Condon got
tired of being hammered over the
head by congressional committees
and resigned to take a job with
private industry. Since scientists
of his calibre are hard to find, he
was snapped up by Corning Glass,
a staunch Republican outfit, whose
former president, Alanson B.
Houghton, was appointed ambas-
sador to the Court of St. James by
Calvin Collidge.
Condon Is Cleared
However, Republican National
Committee strategy of making a
big issue of the Condon case was
seriously set back when it became
known last week that the Defense
Department's Eastern Regional Se-
curity Board cleared Dr. Condon.
The Security Board, of course, did
not realize they were pin-pricking
one of the carefully inflated bal-
loons in the GOP campaign. In
fact, they acted last summer
though the news leaked out only
last week.
Vice-President Nixon was given
this bad news while campaigning
in the Far West and immediately
hit the ceiling. He demanded that
the Condon security clearance be
reversed.
At that time, believe it or not,
Secretary of the Navy Thomas
didn't even know Dr. Condon had
been cleared. In fact, he knew
nothing at all about the matter. He
didn'tknow, among other things,
that the Corning Glass Company
had asked that Dr. Condon have
access to classified material; nor
did he know that this was put up
to the Army-Navy-Air Force Se-
curity Board, which turned down
the request on Feb. 10, 1953.
Condon then appealed.
Meanwhile, the security system
had been changed, and three spe-
cial boards were set up, according
to geographic regions, to handle
security matters concerning Indus-

trial plants. Thus Condon's appeal
reached the Eastern Regional Se-
curity Board in July, 1953, which
took one full year-until July, 1954,
to act. The board made a costly
thorough investigation, and in the
end Dr. Condon was cleared.
(Copyright, 1954, by the Bell Syndicate)
Sixty-Fifth Year
Edited and managed by students of
the University of Michigan under the
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Germany Becomes One
Of 'Big Four'
By J. M. ROBERTS
Associated Press News Analyst
A LITTLE MORE than nine years ago the name of Germany was a
curse on the lips of the world.
Just six years ago last month an aging and rather moth-eater
looking group of men assembled at a museum in Bonn, under the spon-
sorship of the three western occupation powers, to lay the groundwork
for a new West German government.
Most of them had reached the prime of their political lives in the
Weimar Republic before Hitler. Their dusty-looking black Prince
Alberts and their cracked though highly polished shoes, the presence
of Russian troops in a large portion of their country, all contributed to
a look of futility. The only vigorous-looking man was the Communist
delegate, in a gray suit, Max Reimann.
But Max Reimann and his cohorts never rose above the ranks of
nuisances in the new Germany. Another man emerged, displaying a
type of leadership almost entirely new to Germany,
KONRAD ADENAUER became chancellor of Germany, with a plat-
form closely kin to that of Robert Schuman, Jean Monnet and a few
others of the French leaders, a platform which said what was good for
Europe was good for their countries.
Adenauer has fought long and hard not only to find a place for
Germany in Europe, but to get Germany to accept the idea of partner-
ship instead of domination.
He had the courage to make politically distasteful and even poli-
tically dangerous concessions in order to achieve the Western Euro-
pean union.
As a result, he comes to the United States hailed generally as one

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