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IHC & THE RENT HIKE:
Three Views on Quad Opinion,
Finances, IHC Strategy
WHOM is IHC trying to kid when it says it
is giving true representation of quad feel-
ing in the rpatter of the $50 per year rent raise?
A petition signed by close to 600 South Quad
residents was presented at Thursday night's
IHC meeting, claiming misrepresentation of
student opinion. The paper presented two al-
ternate proposals to take the place of the "re-
luctant acceptance" motion passed last week
Stan Levy, '55, president of IHC, conceded
that the petition represented "a portion of
student opinion," but claimed that "if you
talked to students, you wouldn't get a third of
them to sign."
T HE 580 or more signatures on South Quad's
petition were raised in about two hours. The
papers were circulated through lunch lines at
noon and again at supper time on Wednesday.
Moreover, the petition was limited only to
the South Quad. Undoubtedly there are people
in the other quads who feel the same about the
There are approximately 1,200 men in South
Quad, 50 per cent of whom signed the petition.
This in itself shows that Levy's estimate may be
in error. If IHC is really the democratic repre-
sentative of quad dwellers it claims td be, 600
signatures should give it pause to think.
LEVY disdained the petition, saying rather
bitterly: "People will sign anything, even
if it was an order that the moon is made of
green cheese." Does this mean that all petitions
are to be disregarded as inconsequential?
George III of England probably felt this way
back in the late 18th Century.
"The action (acceptance of the increase) was
pirobably not the thing we should do,'' Levy
said, "but it was the best we could do." What
does this mean? Is IHC's policy on increases
cut out beforehand? If so, why even make a
pretense of asking residents' opinions?
If IHC is powerless in such matters, as the
case seems to indicate, then may it cease this
proposed rate hike gracefully, something stood
to be gained. By opposing it, in all likelihood the
IHC would lose face with students it repre-
sents and the campus community following an
almost certain thwarting of the group's desires.
Now it can be argued that the IHC should
only do what its members, the men and women
of East, West and South Quadrangles, desire
the group to do. This is the old "agent" phil-
osophy. Should not the IHC also lead the way
and plan for the betterment of its men, even if
at the time the move is unpopular? By acting
as the trustee of men in the quads, IHC may
in time grow in stature and power to the point
where possibly it can discourage administrative
decisions regarding quadrangle policy and have
its decisions stick.
This is what IHC aimed for in its approval of
the proposed rate hike. Petitions you may have
signed Thursday didn't help matters. If any-
thing, you helped give IHC a nice, big black
eye in the eyes of the University. Instead of
helping your cause, you may have irreparably
OKAY, so you're mad and you've signed a pe-
tition saying the Inter-House Council mis-
represented you, the quad men who will prob-
ably have to pay an additional $50 a year in
room and board. You feel the IHC didn't rep-
resent you when it passed a resolution last week
approving the suggested increase with five pro-
visions attached. So IHC automatically becomes
your enemy and you blast at it. What it boils
down to is that you don't want to pay the $50
necessary for increased labor costs and refi-
nancing of the existing quads so a new- dorm
can be built within a few years.
Your petition, which was presented during
Thursday night's IHC meeting, urges the pay-
ment to be spread over the whole student body
or obtained by the University through a loan.
But look at it realistically-would the Univer.
sity do either of these things? Probably not.
In the University's eyes, the increase is one
which should come from the students living at
present within the residence halls.
NOW, you say that the IHC, implying particu-
larly its officers, didn't represent your in-
terests. You've been taken, you seem to imply,
because the IHC joined up with the opposition.
In this belief you are wrong. Here's why.
Imagine IHC as an animate object. After all,
at present it's still a three-year old baby, hardly
out of swaddling clothes and just starting to
talk. Three-year old babies can raise a big stink
about something they don't like, as you probab-
19 know. But the baby usually gets slapped down
in the process.
IHC a week ago could have voted solidly
against the proposed rate hike. But what would
have been the result of such action? The group
would have had its objections quashed, in all
likelihood. After all, as every so often someone
says-education is a privilege, not a right. This
implies the University can just about lay down
any law it feels like having, regardless of the
students' opinions on the issue. If students don't
like it, there's always Michigan State.
SO IHC didn't vote against the hike. They
came out in favor of it, providing the five
conditions were met. This was by far the wiser
course of action for IHC. By accepting the
IDEALISM has never been in lower repute, if
Inter-House Council opinion is any standard.
The IHC prides itself in a "realistic" outlook,
which in practical behavior means "If you can't
beat something, join it." It's a pretty good ad-
age, too, although in some cases it runs up
against another bit of philosophy, that which
dictates that when you think you're right, win-
ning or losing isn't as important as the fight.
But that brings us back to that old-fashioned
idealism again, which the IHC is not particu-
larly interested in.
President Stan Levy was using 100 per cent
logic when he said that no matter what the
Council said or did, nothing could be done if
the University was determined to raise dorm
'This has been proved in the past. In fact, the
University didn't even bother asking student
opinion at its last dorm raise ($50 two years
But if nothing can be done concerning dorm
policy, just why are two members of each quad-
rangle unit wasting three hours every week
talking about it?
PERHAPS this rate raise is justified and that
is why IHC, in understanding fashion, has
rubber-stamped it. Today, out of the average
Quad room and board rate of $710 (South Quad,
two-man, no washbowl) about $120 is set aside
to pay off construction bonds. The new raise
proposes that $38 more be put in this pot.
Is it justifiable that a small portion of the
student body be "forced" (the great majority
of residents are freshmen who must live in the
halls) to pay $158 a year to build new residence
halls for the University?
The IHC further reasons that if this raise
doesn't pass, and further dorms built, the resi-
dence halls will be unable to stand the rush of
freshmen in coming years.
Here again the logic is perfct. But why
should this small group .pay for it? New resi-
dence space is certainly a more urgent need
than new field house or swimming space but
there seem to be plenty of funds around for that
Or why not spread the cost around in a small
It is true that this $50 increase is being push-
ed off on strangers, i.e. incoming freshmen
who ,if they can't afford it, won't come here.
But this raises another question. What about
the large percentage of out-of-state students
who have contributed a great deal to raise the
prestige of this University? It's getting mighty
expensive to come here, and out-of-state fresh-
men scholarships are practically non-existant.
ONE MORE point. South quad residents, 550
of them, may be truly as ignorant as IHC
supposes and would petition to have the moon
made out of green cheese. Or is it possible that
the residents are trying to say that the new
fees are a little too much for the cheese, et. al.
that is being served them daily?
The entire topic deserves more support than
IHC is giving its electorate.
The Council may feel its policy is the more
"realistic." But in buckling under it is forsaking
its position as the quadman's representative,
which even 'realistically' speaking, isn't wise.
W ASHINGTON - Here is one
reason why farmers are so
irked at the man who is suppos-
ed to stand up for them-Secre-
tary Ezra Benson.
The Farm and Home Adminis-
tration was established to arrange
loans for small farmers, either by
district government loan or by
guaranteeing loans with local
banks and finance institutions at
Despite this, Benson has propos-
ed that the interest rates to small
farmers be increased. He first
made the proposal to Congress at
a time when Secretary of the
Treasury Humphrey was reducing
interest rates on government
bonds, but Congress finally auth-
orized Benson to increase interest
rates 1 per cent but left it up to
him to make the final decision.
Meanwhile, Benson had ap-
pointed as his new Farm and
Home Administrator RobertB.
McLeaish of McAllen, Tex. Mr.
McLeaish has had little experi-
ence with small farmers. Like so
many Benson appointees, he is a
business executive-president of a
short-line railroad and executive
vice-president of the Sugartex
Corporation. Despite this, McLea-
ish was appointed to the job of
aiding small farmers
In this capacity he sent word to
local representatives of the Farm
and Home Administration that
interest rates were to be increased
1 per cent. Immediately he got a
proetst, not so much from small
farmers, because many of them
didn't know about it, but from the
banks and finance companies who
were to handle the money. They
claimed the interest hike was too
steep and that small farmers
couldn't take such a stiff increase.
Finally, bankers and finance re-
presentatives met in Washington,
re-emphasized their views and in
the end agreed to compromise at
an increase of one-half of 1 per
All of which put the bankers in
the position of doing more for the
farmers than the man who is sup-
posed to be the farmers' best
NOTE-In his State of the Un-
ion Message in 1953, President
Eisenhower expressed concern for
the problem of small farmers, lat-
er appointed a committee to study
the problem. Over a year has now
passed since the committee was
appointed; still no report on the
problem of small farmers.
Who Was the Liar
TWO ANGRY Democratic Con-
gressmen invaded the GOP
cloakroom the other day, cornered
an abashed Republican, called him
a X!X!X! liar and invited him to
take his choice as to which he
preferred to fight.
The two boiling Democrats were
Jim Richards of South Carolina,
Chairman of the staid Foreign Af-
fairs Committee, and Wayne Hays
of Ohio. The startled Republican,
Jim Fulton of Pennsylvania, who
sometimes votes with the Demo-
crats, decided that this was no
time .for Democratic fraterniza-
tion. He declined both offers.
The near-brawl was over a news
leak that Fulton earlier had blam-
ed upon Hays. The Ohio Congress-
man retorted that he had been
out of town when the information
was leaked to the press and de-
manded to know from Fulton who
had accused him. Fulton named
Without further formality, the
Congressman from Ohio marched
over to Richards' office for a
showdown. But the surprised Con-
gressman from South Carolina de-
nied making any such accusation.
At this point the two joined forces
and set out looking for the Re-
publican Congressman from Penn-
They were told he was relaxing
in the Republican cloakroom,
which is considered off-limits to
Democrats. By this time, however,
Richards and Hays were in no
mood for protocol. They barged
into the GOP sanctuary, unan-
nounced, and confronted Fulton.
"If you say I blamed Wayne for
that leak you are a X!X!X! liar!"
Richards opened the conversa-
"I didn't say that," backtracked
"You are a X!X!X! liar! Thats
what you just told me!" shouted
Hays, doubling his fists.
"You are a X!X!X! liar on one
count or the other," commented
Richards, still hot under the col-
For a few moments everyone
spoke at once. Ear witnesses recall
only that both Hays and Richards
offered to poke Fulton in the nose.
He showed no interest in taking
on two belligerent Democrats and
departed for more peaceful parts
muttering something about people
who invaded the privacy of 'he
(Copyright, 1955. by the Bell Syndicate)
Derby Day.. .
To the Editor:
TUESDAY, the Student Affairs
Committee turned down the
sponsorship of an all-campus
"Derby Day." Derby Day has been
a tradition on more than thirty
college campuses. It has served as
entertainment, but more than
that, it has permitted affiliates and
independents, students faculty and
townspeople, to participate in an
event whose purpose is communi-
ty friendship and whose profits go
One objection raised was that
the granting of the sponsorship
would be followed by many similar
petitions, thereby crowding the
calendar. At a school of 20,000 it
seems hard to imagine such a
thing as a crowded calendar.
It was also held that it is tra-
ditional to refuse sponsorship of
all-campus events by individual
What is the meaning of "tradi-
tion" at the University of Michi-
gan in 1955? Is it rolling up your
pants n the stage or prohibiting
girls to enter through the front
door of the Union? Why is the
University afraid to permit the
birth of new traditions?
And what is the end result? It
is a vast and wonderful machine
which, in its students, grinds out
the finest brains in the world .. .
with no heart.
* * *
To the Editor:
J IM DYGERT'S theory of corpor-
ate Communism springing from
common ownership of stock is
worthy of praise; the only trouble
is that it won't work. His theory
must be based on two assumptions;
first, that eventually everyone will
have enough money to buy stock.
He speaks of an increasing
standard of living, but overlooks
the very high cost of living. Cap-
italism's only problem today is the
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
distribution of its productive
wealth, rather than its concentra-
tion in corporations or its waste
from surplus production. This dis-
tribution comes in the form of
lower prices, higher wages, and
peacetime government spending.
That the wealth will be distributed
is dependent on a second assump-
tion; that those now controlling
the wealth are willing to give up
their dominant positions. We
rightly believe no ruling faction
likes to lose power; how can we
then naively assume that the cor-
porations will give up their privi-
leges and luxuries by distributing
the wealth? If they had desired
this, it would have been very sim-
ple to raise wages, lower prices,
and ask for government peacetime
spending when faced with one of
its usual recurring recessions.
There is nothing wrong in the
idea of material equality; this con-
cept does not say each man shall
have the same amount of money
but rather that no man shall ex-
ploit the labor of another for prof-
it. Since we reject that no man
shall exploit the labor of another
for profit. Since we reject state
ownership and control to achieve
this end, it means we must find a
way to provide equal opportunity
for material wealth, the degree of
wealth achieved being dependent
on ambition and skill, not on in-
heritance, intense competition in
an artificially regulated employ-
ment market, or lack of money in
the first place. In speaking of free-
dom to rise economically, it would
be well to remember also that no
human being is really free if he
is kept by circumstances not his
own from realizing his potentiali-
ties for individual and societal
--Judy Gregory, '56
A RECENT survey indicated
that 40 per cent of young men
who enroll as seamen quit after
a few years because they are un-
able to adjust themselves to the
life, the Norwegian Information
-The New York Times
"How can you learn lessons in here? Why there's
hardly room for you, and no room at all for any
Alice in Wonderland
-S -S 4p
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1955
Vol. LXV, No. 98
President and Mrs. Hatcher will hold
an open house for University faculty,
staff, and townspeople Sun., Feb. 27,
from 4:00-6:00 p.m., at the President's
PERSONNEL INTERVIEW REQUEST
Camp Copneconi, Y.M.C.A. camp of
Flint, Michigan will interview students
Mon., Feb. 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00
p.m. in Room 3K of the Michigan Un-
ion. Positions open are for waterfront,
unit and craft directors, naturalist,
business manager, assistant cook, pio-
neer village leader, and senior coun-
selors. Salary ranges from $200.00 to
$300.00. T ey are also interested in hir
ing 2 or 3 foreign students.
Camp Nahelu, Ortonville, Mich. will
be in Room 3B of the Mich Union
Wed., March 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. to interview students for cabin
counselors and specialists in water-
front, "canoe tripping," nature, and
arts and crafts. The camp is located 40
miles from Detroit and is Coed.
Representatives from the following
will interview at the Engineering
Fri., March 4-
City of Cincinnati, Civil Service Com--
mnission & Dept. of Personnel, Cincin-
nati, Ohio-B.S. in Civil E., for Design-
Highways, Structures, Sewers, & Con-
Columbia Gas Systems Service Corp.,
Ohio Fuel Gas Co., Columbus, Ohio--
B.S. in Civil, Elect., Ind., Mech. E. and
Accounting for Engineering & Planning,
Production, Transmission, and Distribu-
tion of Natural Gas.
Western Uion Telegraph Co., New
York, N.Y.-B.S. & M.S. in Elect., Ind.,
and Mech. E. Research, Dev., Economy
Studies, Operations, and Field Engrg.
U.S. Govt., U.S. Navy, Mare Island Na-
val Shipyard, vallejo, Calif.-B.S. & M.S.
in Civil, Elect., Mech. Marine E. and Na-
val Arch. for Design.
Combusion Engineering, Inc., New
York, N.Y.-B.S. in Mech., Metal., Civil,
and Chem. E. for Production & Purchas-
Chance Vought Aircraft, Inc., Dallas,
Texas-all levels in Aero., Civil, Elect.,
Mech. E., Engrg. Mech. for Summer &
Regular Research, Design, Dev. U.S.
Bendix Aviation Corp., Bendix Radio
Div., Baltimore, Md.-all levels in Elect.,
Mech. E. and Engrg. Physics Research,
Design and Dev. In all phases of elec-
Worthington Corp., Harrison, N.J.-
B.S. in Ind. and Metal. E., all levels
in Mech. E. and Engrg. Mech. for Re-
search, Dev., Sales, and Manufacturing.
For appointments contact Engrg.
Placement Office, 248 W. Engrg., ext.
City of Chicago, Civil Service Commis-
sion-openings for Architect L, Chem
E. I, CivilnE. I, Elect. E. I, Engrg. Drafts-
man I and Mech. E. I.
United Chromium, Inc., New York,
N.Y., has openings for Junior Salesmen,
Salesmen and Service Engineers in the
Electroplating Division. Prefer men with
some experience in Sales. Men with
thorough technical training are most
sought, but others will be considered,
especially BusAd men who have had
training in Chem. or Physics. Travel
will be necessary.
For further information contact B-
reau of Appointments, Ext. 371, Room
3528 Ad. Bldg.'
College of Engineering conducts the
annual Materials Handling Essay Con-
test, open to all engineering students.
Prizes of up to $100.00. Essays to be
submitted by May 2. Contact Prof. Q. C.
Vines, 237 West Engineering Building.
Biological Chemistry Seminar: "Fruc-
tosel, 6-Diphosphatase," Herman De
Haas, graduate student in biological
chemistry; Room 319, West Medical
Building, Sat., Feb. 26 at 10:00 a.m.
Doctoral Examination for Donald
Brownell Trow, Social Psychology; the-
sis: "The Effects of Autonomy upon
Job Satisfaction and Status: An Ex-
perimental Study of Communication
Links in Task-Oriented Groups," Sat.,
Feb. 26, 7611 HaveneHall, at 10:00 a.m.
Chairman, T. M. Newcomb.
Seminar in Chemical Physics. Mon.,
Feb. 28, 4:10 p.m. in Room 2308 Chem-
istry. Prof. G.B.B.M. Sutherland will
speak on "Infrared Intensities and Po.
larity in Molecules."
What They're Saying
NOT LONG AGO the Director of
the Budget, a man who should
be associated in the popular mind
with public parsimony, told all
Federal agencies that they must
survey themselves and report on
the things they are now doing for
themselves that they could buy.
Even success in supplying them-
selves more cheaply apparently is
not decisive. They must imagine
and allow for the added costs they
might have if they were private
firms. No one suggests that the
taxpayer now has to pay these
According to an old and valued
rule the government should not do
anything that private enterprise
can do better and (by ordinary,
non-hypothetical accounting) for
Doctoral Examination for James Walt,
English Language & Literature; thesis:
"Trollope's Literary Apprenticeship,"
Mon.. Feb. 28, East Council Room,
Rackham Bldg., at 3:00 p.m. Chairmn,
R. C. Boys.
Meeting of he Education School
Council, Mon., Feb. 28 at 4:15 p.m. In
the Education School Lounge.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Can-
terbury Coffee Clatch, 4:00 to 5:15 p.m.,
Fri., Feb. 25, at Canterbury House. Stu-
dent and Faculty-conducted Evensong
Fri., Feb. 25, at 5:15 p.m., in the Chapel
of St. Michael and All Angels. Canter-
bury Campus Series: Prof. William Al-
ton. Department of Philosophy, will dis-
cuss "Philosophical Foundations," 7:30
p.m., Fri., Feb. 25, at Canterbury House.
WCBN West Quad staff meeting Sat.,
Feb. 26, at 10:00 a.m. in the West Quad
Russian dance group of Russian Ci-
cle will hold its first meeting at 2:00
p.m., Sat., Feb. 26 in Room 30 of the
Sailing Club. Iceboating this weekend.
Rides leaving Lydia Mendelssohn Sat.,
10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.; Sun., 10:00
a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Work party Sun. at
11:00 a.m. to repair the crashboat.
Hillel: Supper Club. Sun. ,6:15 p.m.
Hillel: Chorus Rehearsal Sun., 4:30
p.m. in main chapel.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Can-
terbury House breakfasts fllowing both
the 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. services Sun., Feb.
27. Confirmation Instruction, 4:30 p.m.,
Sun., Feb. 27, at Canterbury House. Can-
terbury Supper Hour at 5:45 p.m., Sun.,
Feb. 27, at Canterbury House followed by
the first in the series "The Five Sacra-
ments of the Church." The Rev. Philip
L. Schenk, Vicar, Mission St. Clare of
Assisi, will discuss "The Sacrament of
the Family." Coffee Hour at Canterbury
House will follow the 8:00 p.m. Evensong
Sun., Feb. 27,
South Quadrangle Sunday Musicales,
a series of four programs, will be given
by quadrangle residents and students in
the Music School for the third year.nThe
first program, Sun., Feb. 27 at 1:30 p.m.
in the East Lounge, includes Thomas
Lester, tenor, George Osius, pianist, and
a Woodwind Quintet. Public invited.
First Presbyterian Church Choir un-
der the direction of Maynard Klein with
James Wallace at the Organ will give
the St. John Passion by Heinrick
Schuetze Sun., Feb. 27 at 4:00 p.m.
Westminster S t u d e n t Fellowship
Guild meeting in the Presbyterian Stu-
dent Center at 6:45 p.m.,nSun Feb. 27,
John Akpabio, a Nigerian student at
the University, will speak on Africa.
Lutheran Student Association. Sun.,
6:00 p.m. Supper for those who signed
up. Everyone welcome to the evening
program on "Church Symbolism" at
7:00 p.m. Corner of Hill St. and Forest
Congregational-Disciples Guild. Sun.,
7:00 p.m. Meeting at the Congregation.
al Church. Dr. and Mrs. William Genne
of the Mott Foundation of Flint will
speak and conduct a forum on "Dat-
ing, Friendship, and Courtship."
Undergraduate Mathematics Club will
meet Feb. 28, at 8:00 p.m. in Room 3-R
of the Union, in preparation for a trip
to Willow Run to be sponsored by the
club in April. Prof. I. M. Copi of the
Philosophy Department will speak on
"The Logic of the Automatic computer."
Both undergraduate and graduate stu-
dents as well as faculty members are
welcome to attend.
RusskyKruzhok will meet at the In-
ternational Center Mon., Feb. 28. 8:00-
10:00 a.m. Illustrated talk on life at
NAACP will meet Mon., Feb. 28 at
at 7:30 p.m. in the Arbor Room of the
League. Dr. Albert H. Wheeler, assist-
ant prof. of bacteriology and President
of The Ann Arbor Civic Forum, will
Verdi's Opera, "Falstaff," will be pre-
sented by the Department of Speech
and the School of Music promptly at
8:00 p.m. in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre March 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. Late-
comers will not be seated during the
first scene. There is no overture.
WCBN, South Quadrangle. Staff meet-
ing in Room G103, South Quad, Mon.,
Feb. 28, at 7:15 p.m. Attendance re-
quired, program formats requested,
Lane Hall Folk Dance Group will meet
Mon., Feb. 28, 7:30-10:00 p.m. in the rec-
reation room. Instruction for every
dance, and beginners are always wel-
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INTERPRETING THE NEWS
By J. M. ROBERTS
Associated Press News Analyst
A NY DISCUSSION of disarmament under present world conditions
always seems highly academic.
It's like the other parallel topic of what a world 'twould be if the
nations spent their present war chests on social and economic de-
It's like the original hope entertained by some that mere organ-
ization of the United Nations at San Francisco, and its adoption of
certain high-flying principles, would erase the facts of international
TO GO THEN, from discussion of the generally academic to discus-
sion of its particulars seems particularly futile.
However, the United States has endorsed the Franco-British
suggestion for a ban on mass destruction weapons, gradually arrived
At the Orpheum.* .
WILL ANY GENTLEMAN... ? with George
Cole & Technicolor.
THIS ONE is either a not too obvious satire of
almost every possible comedy situation re-
sulting from a so-called post-hypnotic sugges-
tion, or else a slapstick affair of average quality.
Briefly, the film concerns itself with the
transfoimation of a mild-mannered bank clerk
into a leering, aggressive rump-pincher. An as-
sortment of other characters: his carefree
brother, nagging wife, stupid maid, pompous
employer, foggy doctor, overbearing mother-in-
law; and a quasi-sinister hypnotist, fill out the
cast. Also a plainly satirical detective who stalks
pecked husband, and a dull, faithful bank clerk,
but now he dreams of running off with his maid
to a tropical island, gives'away bank notes, and
generally cuts up. But only sporadically. Even-
tually he steals some money, tells off his wife &
mother-in-law, pinches the maid, and breaks
assorted crockery about the house.
After a finale reminiscent of certain Mozart
operas, all is restored to normal (whatever that
means), except Cole's crusty old employer, who,
after a frosty stare from this hypnotist is
henceforth kind, and generaus. He is last seen,
carrying off the maid.
Well, as we said before, this is either good
satire or run-of-the-mill slapstick; judge for
yourself. In any event it certainly did have some
at under strict rules for enforce-
ment and connected with general
That raises the question of
whether complete destruction and
an end to production of atomic
weapons should actually be per-
mitted even if all the other ideas
miraculously bear fruit.
These weapons -are generally
considered a great deterrent to
Some sort of police authority
will have to be established to see
that any agreements were not vi-
SHOULDN'T THIS police force
have available all deterring
It will 'amount to little more
than advance notice that there
will be powerful United Nations
reaction against aggression as in
Korea. Under such an arrange-
ment, one threatened nation
might be aided financially and
promised certain forces if they
were needed. This would be a de-
IN OTHER cases the UN might
work like the United States
worked with France when the lat-
ter was directly involved in a war
against aggression in Indochina,
supplying military and economic
aid without becoming directly in-