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...Just Looking.. .

"Oh, Say, Can You See---"
- OT

Daily Editorial Director
JjN ANN ARBOR, being 21 means a lot.
Being 21 makes things legal. Voting, for
Of course election officials are even tougher
than local ID checkers. It's impossible for a lot
of students who have recently come of age to
meet residence requirements in Ann Arbor or
in their home towns.
So if you are eligible to vote today, you are
one of a s lect group on campus. Your under-
age friends who envy your trips to Liberty

Street drinking establishments have special
cause to envy you today.
Many of them, too, would like to help decide
who their new Senator, Congressman, Governor
and other officials will be. Many of them would
like to vote on legalizing lotteries, veterans bon-
uses, and giving more sales tax money to the
But they can't vote. If you can, you've got a
privilege that you waited for, and one a lot of
people are still waiting for.
And we might point out, without being overly
dramatic, that it's a privilege a lot of people
had to fight for.
It would even be worth getting rained on to

Lottery, Bonus, Sales Tax
Proposals on Ballot

LEGALIZED LOTTERIES, election laws, vet-
erans' bonuses and the diversion of sales
taxes will confront the voter in today's general
The legalization of "charitable" lotteries,
proposal number four on the ballot, would per-
mit bingo games by organizations such as
churches and fraternal organizations, this
amendment to the state constitution would
leave to the Legislature the decision as to
which organizations would be eligible to con-
duct lotteries. With a committee organized to
push this amendment across and one organiz-
ed to defeat it, the issue has proved a bone of
contention recently. According to the Michi-
gan Committee in Opposition to Legalized Lot-
teries, no matter how carefully the law is writ-
ten, racketeers will move in and make use of
the law by setting up dummy charities. Their,
opponent, the Association of Non-profit Chari-
table Organizations, claims that legalized bin-
go would enable many organizations to raise
money for philanthropic,. work.
NO OPPOSITION has yet been voiced to
proposal number one, which would amend the
state constitution to allow electors moving to
another city or township within Michigan dur-
ing the 30 days prior to an election to vote
where last registered. Many voters are now

disenfranchised because they move around
within Michigan.
Proposal number three on the state ballot
provides an $80,000,000 bonus for veterans of
the Korean War. The big reason offered for
this proposal is that since Michigan has pro-
vided bonuses for veterans of World Wars I
and II, the same type of bonus should be ex-
tended to veterans of the recent "police ac-
tion." Practically the only opposition to this
bonus which has been voiced so far comes from
persons who oppose all veterans bonuses in
SECOND PROPOSAL on the ballot provides
for a diversion of the state sales tax. Under the
terms of the Conlon Plan, a half cent from each
three cents of the total sales tax collected by
the state would be returned on a per capita
basis to cities, villages and townships. However,
people housed in public institutions would be
counted one-half only. Schools will also profit
by the diversion of the sales tax, as it would
increase the allocation for schools from 61.44
per cent to 66.67 per cent of the total sales tax
collections This amendment has previously
passed in the House of Representatives by a
93 to one vote, while the Senate passed it
-Joel Berger



The Public Deserves a Little
More Than Mud

MUD-SLINGING has apparently become part
of any political campaign and not too much
mind is paid it.
However a political advertisement appeared
in the Detroit papers over the week-end that
seems far more vicious and underhanded than
anything Sen. Ives, let us say, can accuse Mr.
Harriman of in the hot New York guberna-
torial race.
The large ad pictured President Eisenhower,
Sen. Ferguson and Mr. Leonard in intimate
conference, and the photo was captioned
"Strengthen Ike's Team."
SO FAR the ad had done little more than
reiterate the campaign band-wagon theme
of this year's elections for Republicans and
other Americans.
In big, bold print above the smiling trio were
the following terse sentences:
"The Son You Save may be Your Own."
"The Last 3 Wars began under Democratic
"Eisenhower, the General, helped end
World War II. Eisenhower, the President,
ended the Korean War."

These remarks are a lot to stomach for
one ad, but they were printed for readers to,
hopefully, follow.
Taken one at a time, the last three conflicts
did commense with Democrats in power, but
the statement is plainly meant to say that it
was this governing group that caused and be-
began the wars. Naturally, the good, little Re-
publican minority was against such aggressive
actions to the last man at all times.
Though, as usual, there is no slur meant to
President Eisenhower, there were a few more
than just he who helped end World War II:
just look at that war's casualty lists. And the
clear implication that it was Ike alone who
ended the Korean conflict is ridiculous.
THIS IS NOT to say that the Democrats
have not in the past or will not in the future
have political advertisements in similar veins
with their adversaries as the big, bad men of
the times.
But the supposedly non-gullible intelligent
voting public deserves a little more than ads
like this are giving them.
-Harry Strauss

WASHINGTON-No matter what
the outcome of today's balloting,
it will probably decide three im-
portant and intriguing political
questions. They are:
1. Will President Eisenhower run
for a second term?
2. Will young Dick Nixon, 41
years old, who hasamanaged to
worm himself into a position of
power and influence despite that
$18,000 private expense fund which
two years ago almost threw him
off the ticket, be the man to suc-
ceed him?
3. Will the Republican party be
able to continue using McCarthy's
type of politics without using Mc-
Carthy? Particularly, will the Re-
publicans be able to swing the
large bloc of Catholic voters, nor-
mally Democratic, over to the
GOP, without using the now
benched senator who accomplished
that swing in 1952?
considered separately. They are
The three questions cannot be
considered separately. They are
pretty much woven together.
In the first place, the President
started his 1952 "draft" with the
idea that he would be only a one-
term president. He told this to
various friends, including this cor-
All presidents have a right to
change their minds, however, and
frequently do. But in this case,
Eisenhower has given the con-
trary impression. All his remarks,
plus those of his wife, indicate
that he is itching for the day
when, at the age of 66, (which
will be in 1956), he can retire to
his farm in Gettysburg. Certain-
ly if the election goes against
him today, it will require a po-
litical bulldozer to pull him into
the race again.
Mastermind Nixon
The success of today's ballot-
ing, paradoxically, is going to de-
pend in large part on the tactics
of the young man who would like
to succeed Ike. For, more than
any 'other man in the Republican
party, young Mr. Nixon has been
drafting the strategy and calling
the shots of the current campaign.
It is Nixon even more than Chair-
man Len Hall who has been on
the long-distance telephone to state
leaders, who has thrown extra
speakers into key states, and who
almost tearfully demanded that
Ike get out and campaign. For
Nixon knows more than anyone
else that if the Republicans are
defeated today he will be smoth-
ered; his future has gone glim-
Sixty-Fifth Year
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Nan Swinehart.......Associate Editor
Dave Livingston.........Sports Editor
Hanley Gurwin.....Asso. Sports Editor
Warren Wertheimer
...Associate Sports Editor
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It was Nixon who made the cru-
cial decision to use McCarthy's tac-
tics in this campaign. He sold the
idea at the Denver conference,
where he bluntly informed the
President that the public was not
interested in his legislative pro-
gram and needed a gripping, hair-
raising,hheadline-making issue.
Eisenhower earlier in the year
had repeatedly stated that the elec-
tion should not be decided on the
issue of communism, but rather
on the accomplishments of his ad-
ministration. Nixon persuaded him,
however, that this was not getting
across with the people.
Thus was dusted off the ancinet,
sure-fire campaign scare of "Reds
in government" - used so effec-
tively by Joe McCarthy.
Nixon Was First
To be fair to Nixon, it should
be noted that he did not steal this
from McCarthy. He had used it
himself to get elected to Congress
from California. At that time, 1946,
he faced the problem of defeating
a liberal young Democrat, Con-
gressman Jerry Voorhis, who was
anything but a Communist, though
he had a pro-labor voting record.
To beat Voorhis, Nixon organized
a battery of telephone women -
many of them liberty belles -
who did nothing but call voters
anonymously. "Did you know Con-
gressman Voorhis was a Commu-
nist?" was the whisper that rever-
berated all over Voorhis' district.
It did the trick. Nixon, only 33
years old and completely unknown
in California, won.
During the same year, 1946, Joe
McCarthy was elected to the Sen-
ate in Wisconsin - not by oppos-
ing communism but with the pub-
lic support of the Communists. His
5,393-vote margin over Bob La Fol-
lette, against whom the Commu-
nists campaigned bitterly, just
about represented the strength of
the Communist party in Wisconsin.
And Joe, when asked about his
openly-avowed Communist support,
remarked: "Communists have the
same right to vote as anyone else,
don't they?"
Real fact is that Joe McCarthy
didn't latch on to the "Reds-in-
government" -technique until four
years later; and until after Nixon
had successfully used it as a mem-
ber of the House Un-American Ac-
tivities Committee and to hoist
himself into the Senate in 1950 by
calling Congresswoman Helen Ga-
hagan Douglas a Red.
The campaign against M r s.
Douglas was one of the most un-
fair in California history. She had
voted for aid to Korea just before
the Korean War, when Nixon
didn't. However, he had a million-
dollar campaign kitty, plus a bat-
tery of public relations and ad-
vertising experts, while she had
little money. Nixon won.
Nixon Vacillates
Since then and during the Eisen-
hower administration, Nixon has
vacillated between a personal pol-
icy of defending Joe McCarthy and
putting him on the sidelines.
When McCarthy first got put in
his place by Harold Stassen over
Greek ships just after Ike took of-
fice, it was Mr. Nixon who ar-
ranged that McCarthy lunch with
Secretary Dulles and who bull-
dozed Stassen into issuing a state-
ment humbly eating crow.
On the other hand, it was Nixon
who turned against McCarthy last
year and, at a Christmas conferenc
in Miami, tried to persuade Joe
to turn the Communist flag-waving
over to Senator Jenner and the
Justice Department.
Heavy Catholic Vote
The important political question
behind all this is whether young
Mr. Nixon, a Protestant, can use
McCarthy's tactics to deliver the

Slip-u p-away . ..
To the Editor:
THE RATHER unique approach
to the current national politi-
cal scene discussed in an editorial
by Pat Roelofs in The Daily Wed-
nesday deserves further comment.
Reference is made to the GOP
give-away program and the Demo-
cratic common sense program.
Some confusion must exist, it
would appear, in Miss Roelof's edi-
torial mind-perhaps she has mis-
taken the Democratic program for
an SL party.
But surely if the GOP program
can be called give-away, the Demo-
crat Party policy of government
by hand-out should be mentioned.
Can Miss Roelofs have been tak-
en in by the propaganda of out-of-
office Democrats who claim that
every measure to somewhat reduce
the already far too complex and
powerful federal government and
turn over some degree of authority
to the State governments is a give-
away? The statement that a Dem-
ocratic vote is a vote for small
business and little people is cer-
tainly delusion. Small business and
little people may, it is true, tem-
porarily prosper in an artificially
inflated economy created by gov-
ernment hand-outs, but the end
result of this policy will be a na-
tion of people groveling for hand-
outs from an Administration that
is perpetually re-elected to keep
the hand-outs coming; a nation
with an average family income of
$12,000, as Mr. Truman once fore-
casted, but twelve thousand dol-
lars may be worth thirty cents
Unfortunately, at the first sign
of a sane Federal policy toward
such potentially dangerous prac-
tices as farm subsidies and power
subsidies and widespread and
reckless gathering of power and
control in Washington, the Re-
publicans are heartily condemned
by the protectors of the "little peo-
The , unemployment resulting
from an end to the 12 year war-
time economy together with a par-
tial end to the Federal policy of
indiscriminate cash hand-outs to
every large bloc of voters is, of
course, blamed on the Republicans
who attempt to end this unhealthy
-David Kessel
Philip Benkard
For Capitalist Youth League
Caroll of Colorado, Pat McNamara
of Michigan, Burke of Ohio. They
came up through the ranks of the
Democratic party.
Yet they are now being smeared
by Nixon as pro-Red, pro-Russian,
and soft toward communism.
Meanwhile the man who went
into strong Catholic areas - like
Boston, Hartford, Chicago, Milwau-
kee, Detroit, Jersey City - and
swung Catholic Democrats over to
the Republicans before is now
awaiting censure by the Senate.
That's why some McCarthy root-
ers are sore; some may go back
to their traditional Democratic fold;
some won't vote at all.
And the big question is: can the
energetic Mr. Nixon use the
warmed-over Red smear to deliver
the big mass of votes which Mc-
Carthy delivered to the GOP in
the past? A lot of observers be-
lieve he can't. But today will tell
the story.
A Little Processing
WASHINGTON - Jack Porter,
the charming and energetic Texan
who first plumped for Eisenhower,
has sent out an amazing letter
demanding money from federal
job-holders in his state. The letter
comes close to the border line

drawn by the Hatch Act against
"macing" - forcing contributions
from officeholders.
Porter is a wealthy Houston oil
man and Republican national com-
mitteeman who went to see Eisen-'
hower in Paris in the spring of
1952 and brought back word that
Ike would be against the Supreme
Court on tidelands oil. Despite the
fact that the Supreme Court had
ruled against Texas, Louisiana and
California, General Eisenhower
wrote Jack Porter a letter taking
the opposite stand. This was one
reason why Texas went over-
whelmingly for Ike two years ago
and why so much Texas money
has poured into the GOP cam-
paign chest.
Today Porter is writing letters
to every federal officeholder in the
Lone Star State demanding more
money - on the excuse that it is
costly to "process" a federal job.
Just what Porter means by "pro-
cessing" a job is not explained,
but some officeholders have con-
strued it to mean that if they
don't contribute Porter will "pro-
cess" them out of their jobs.
Furthermore, he names the ex-
act amount he wants them to do-
nate. One postmistress who makes
only $150 a month was told she
would have to contribute $175. U.S.
attorneys, collectors of Internal
Revenue and other top officials
are being told to kick in for as
much as $500.
Getting Around Hatch Act
Lawyers who have examined
Porter's unusual demand say that

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Veterans eligible for education and
training allowance under Public Law
550 (Korea G.I. Bill), whether they have
or not, must fill in and sign MONTHLY
Form 7-1996, in the Office of Veterans'
Affairs, 555 Administration Building
before Nov. 5.
Representatives from the following
companies will interview at Engineer-
Interview not previously announced for
Thurs., Nov 4 '
National Lead Co., Titanium Div.,
South Amboy, New Jersey-PhD in
Paint Option, and B.S. & M.S. In Chem.
E. and Metal. E. for Research, Devel.,
and Tech. Sales.
Wed. & Thurs., Nov. 3 & 4
Monsanto Chem. Co., St. Louis, Mo.--
All levels of Chem. & Mech. E. for Re-
search, Sales, Production, and Tech.
Service Engrg.
Shell Oil Co., New York, N.Y.-Rep-
resentatives from the following divi-
sions: Shell Chem. Corp.-B.S. & M.S.
in Chem., Elect., Mech., & Civil E. for
Product and Process Devel., & Plant
Engrg. Shell Devel. Co. (Houston Labs
only)-AlI levels in Mech, and advanced
in Elect. E. for Research. Shell Oil Co.
-Manufacturing-B.S. & M.S. in Chem.,
Metal., Mech., Elect., & Civil E. for
Product, Process and Engine Research,
Process Deve. Plant Engrg., and Op-
erations. Shell Oil Co.-Production-AII
levels in Mech., Elect., Civil and Ma-
rine E., B.S. & M.S. in Chem. E., and
M.S. & Ph.D. in Geology with Math.
and Science background for Field De-
sign & Devel.
Thurs., Nov. 4
Diamond Chain Co., Inc., Indianapo-
lis, Ind.-B.S. in Elect., & Mech. E., &
Eng. Mech. for Project, Plant and
Sales. Engineering.
Piasecki Helicopter Corp., Morton,
Penn.-B.S. & M.S. In Aero., Civil,
Elect., & Mech. E. for Design, Develop-
ment and Testing.
Thurs. & Fri., Nov. 4 & 5
Shell Oil Co., Shell Devel. Co., Em-
eryville, Calif.-Ph.D. In Chem, E. for
Research & Devel.
Fri., Nov. 5
Raytheon Manufacturing Co., Walth-
am, Mass.-Al levels in Elect., Mech.,
Metal. E., Eng. Math, and Physics, for
Research, Development, Application &
Field Engineering.
Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry
Dock Co., Newport News, Va.-B.S. &
M.S. in Marine & Naval E., and B.S.
in Mech. E (U.S. citizens only) for
Research & Design.
Standard Oil Co. (N.J.), Esso Stand-
ard Oil Co., Manufacturing Div., Bat-
on Rouge, La.-Ail levels Chem., Civ-
il, Elect., Ind., Mech., Metal. E., &
Chemistry for Process Design & Devel.,
Project Engineering.
Consolidated-Vultee Aircraft Corp.,
San Diego, Calif.-All levels Aer., Civ-
il Elect., Mech,, Eng. Mechanics and
Eng. Physics for Research, Devel., An-
alysis, & Test. (p.m. only) The New
Jersey Zinc Co., Palmerton, Pa.-M.S.
& Ph.D. in Chem. & Metal. E. for Re-
search and Devel.
Fri. & Mon., Nov. 5 & 8
Ford Motor Co.; Dearborn, Mich..
All levels in Elect., Ind., Mech. E., &
Eng. Math. and Physics for Research
and Devel.
Students wishing to make appoint-
ments for interviews with any of
these companies should contact the En-
gineering Placement Office, 248 W.E.,
ext. 2182.
Representatives from the following
company will interview at the Bureau
of Appointments, ext. 371, room 3528
Admin. Bldg.
Thurs., Nov. 4
Proctor & Gamble Co., Cincinnati,
Ohio-Bus. Ad. & LS & A for Training
& Devel. Program In Buying and Traf-
Academic Notices
Mathematics Colloquium. Tues., Nov.
2 at 4:10 p.m., 5011 Angell Hall. Profes-
sor R. M. Thrall will speak on the
"Content of Young Diagrams."
Seniors: College of L.S. & A., and

Schools of Education, Music, and Pub-
lic Health. Tentative lists of seniors
for Feb. graduation have been posted

The names of the students who
passed the language examination for
the M.A. in history are now posted in
the office of the Department of His-
tory, Room 3601 Haven Hall.
Orientation seminar in Mathematics.
Wed., Nov. 3, 2:00 p.m. Room 3001 A.H.
Miss Neeb will speak on the History of
Sociology Department Coffee Hour--
The fifth in a series of Union student-
faculty coffee hours will be held in the
Terrace Room of the Michigan Union
from 4:00-5:00 p.m., Nov. 3, and will
feature members of the Sociology dept.
as special guests. The publie is invited
to meet the faculty informally, and
sociology students are especially urged-
to attend. Refreshments will be served,
Events Today
Student Legislature Campus Action
Committee will meet Tues., Nov. 2 at
4:15 p.m. in the Union. The room num-
ber will be posted on the bulletin board
next to the elevators.
Deutscher Verein will hold its next
program at 7:30 p.m. Tues. in Room
3R of the Union. The program will
feature three well-informed speakers
on the subject "Germany 1954." Every-
one is welcome and refreshments will
be served.
La Sociedad Hispanica will hold its
weekly "tertulia" Tues., Nov. 2, in the
North Wing of the Union Cafeteria
from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Faculty mem-
bers will be there. Come and speak
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre Box Of-
fice is open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00
p.m. today for the sale of tickets for
the Department of Speech production
of Shakespeare's "Hamlet," which will
be presented at 8:00 p.m. Wed. through
Sat. in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
Student tickets are available for 75c
for Wed, and Thurs. Regular rate tick-
ets are $1.50-$1.20-$90c.
Play Production Students are re-
quested to attend the critique of the
First Laboratory Playbill, which will
be conducted today at 4:00 p.m. on
the second floor of the Michigan
Science Research Club Meeting,
Rackham Amphitheatre, 7:30 p.m.,
Tues., Nov. 2. Program: "Meteorology
in Engineering," E. Wendell Hewson,
Engin. Research Inst. "A Public
Health Tour in Tropical America,"
Richard J. Porter, School of. Public
Health. Initiation of new members.
Dues received after 7:10 p.m.
Sigma Rho Tau will hold its weekly
meeting in Room 3B of the Michigan
Union at 7:00 p.m. Circle discussions
will continue. All interested technolo-
gists, architects, and engineers are
cordially invited.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Stu-
dent-Faculty Tea Tues., Nov. 2, hon-
oring the Lord Bishop of Limerick,
froms4:00 to 6:00 p.m., at Canterbury
-The Congregational-Disciples Guild:
4:30-5:45 p.m., Tea at the Guild House.
SRA Council meets today, 5:15 p.m.,
Fireside Room, Lane Hall. There will
be Square Dancing at Lane Hall to-
night, 7:30-10:00 p.m.
Lutheran Student Association-Tues.,
7:15 p.m. Dr. George Mendenhall Will,
present his fifth lecture in the series
on "Studies in Biblical Faith-Sacrifice
in the Old and New Testament." Come
to the Center, corner of Hill St. and
Forest Ave.
WCBN SOUTH QUAD-There will be
a meeting of the WCBN South Quad
radio staff Tues., Nov. 2 in G 103,
South Quad at 7:15 p.m. Important
station business will be discussed. There
will also be a meeting at 7:15 p.m.
Wed. in G 103 for the benefit of those
who cannot make the Tues. meeting.
Attendance at one meeting is re-
quired.dAttendance at Tues. meeting
is urged.
Coming Events
La Sociedad Hispanica will meet
Wed., Nov. 3, in the League at 8:00
p.m. Spanish films will be shown; with
comments by Prof. Sanchez y Escri-
bano. Dancing, singing, and refresh-
ments will follow. Vegan- todos!
First Baptist Church: Wed., Nov. 3,
4:30-6:00 p.m. Midweek chat with Rev.
Basil Williams of South Chicago Neigh-
borhood house as guest.
Episcopal Studeht Foundation. Stu

dent-Faculty Tea Wed., Nov. 3 will not
be held at Canterbury House. All Can-
terbury tea hounds are expected at the
Sceptic's Corner at the Union.
The Congregational-Disciples Guild:

Associated Press News Analyst
EUROPE'S LACK of interest in
Tuesday's voting in the United
States suggests this country has
at long last won its battle to con-
vince them it does have a contin-
uous and fairly stable foreign pol-
In 1952 there was not only in-
tense European interest in the
American elections; there was, in-
deed, considerable worry and
This time the European press
has demonstrated just about as
much interest as the American
press usually shows in parliamen-
tary elections over there, which is
very little.
FOR ONE thing, the change of
regime from Democratic to Repub-
lican in 1952 gave the United
States a chance to demonstrate
that, while there might be shifts
in tactics from time to time, her

Interpreting the News




objectives were fixed and had gen-
eral support.
For another thing, the United
States displayed considerable flex-
ibility in the recent European shift
from the supranational concepts
embodied in the proposed Euro-
pean Defense Community to the
military concepts of the Western
European Union. In the end, by
continuing her insistence only on
doing something, leaving the Euro-
peans to work it out in their own
way, the United States demon-
strated she was in Europe to stay,
but as a partner rather than a do-
minating force.
THAT IS extremely important
now to the manner in which Eur-
ope goes about implementing the
program. It tends to quiet fears,
which were quite widespread, that
the United States, looking toward
an eventual war with Russia, was
trying to tie Euirope into a mili-
tary bloc for her own purposes





GLORY, GOD, AND GOLD, Paul I. Wellman
387 pages plus index, Doubleday and Co.,
'T LAST, with the publication of Paul 1.
Wellman's Glory, God, and Gold, we have
a book that depicts the history of the South-
west not as a succession of impersonal dates
but as the actions and reactions of a chain
of colorful characters who personally created
this era of American history.
Here is history as it should be written!
The formless names that populated grammar
and secondary school texts now assume realis-
tic proportions. The great Conquistadores are
shown not as a band of valiant trailblazers but
as a mass of vicious cutthroats. Histories state
that LaSalle was murdered by one of his own
men, and go no further. Mr. Wellman describes
the treachery that enveloped that ill-fated ex-
pedition and offers an interesting profile of
the persons involved. Americans do not evade
the stark truth of history.. W. Barret Travis,
hero of the Alamo, is described as a martinet
'NY chance that the enemy assets seized by
the United States during the last war would
be returned to their original, mainly German,
owners by this Congress was killed when Presi-
dent Eisenhower wrote to Dr. Adenauer, deny-
ing that he supported any of the legislation
proposed at present. These assets, now valued

whose only real glory is achieved at the clos-
ing hours of that historic siege. The growth of
Texas and the Mexican war are colorfully des-
Glory, God and Gold held me enthralled
from the moment when an expedition alleged
to contain the first hen-pecked husband to
cross the Rio Grande and the poor man's wife
embarked in search of new lands to ravage to
that day before yesterday when the first atom-
ic bomb was detonated at Almagordo.
PAUL I. WELLMAN loves the Southwest, and
has made it the locale of most of his books. It
is important that a writer know and love the
topic he is dealing with; for it is in the all-
important relationship, this intimacy between
author and subject, that we find the substance
for the great writings of all time. In itself,
Glory, God and Gold, is not a great book; more,
what it stands for-a link in a chain of chron-
icles that tell the story of our land-is its claim
to greatness. This book is a step forward as
histories go and an important step indeed!
Glory, God, and Gold is the second of the
heralded Mainstream of America series, the
first of which was Stewart Holbrook's brilliant
Age of The Moguls. Forthcoming books in the
series will be by such great writers as Henry
Steele Commager, Harold Lamb, John Dos Pas-
sos, and prize-winning Bruce Catton. This is




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