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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, x.955

THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 1955

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EDITOR'S NOTE

By GENE HARTWIG
Daily Managing Editor
IT IS always a pleasure to applaud an intelli-
gent and mature action on the part of some
University group. Tuesday's meeting of the
fraternity house presidents provided the op-
poytunity for the applause. At that time the
presidents voted, with only one dissent, to
approve a policy for Daily coverage of IFC exe-
cutive committee judicial rulings.
The new policy provides that following exe-
cutive committee meetings, the IFC president
will release the names of groups involved, the
nature of the violation, the penalty or fine
and any extenuating circumstances.
The Daily will base its coverage of the viola-
tion on the official release, adding any com-
ment house presidents may choose to make.
Stories resulting from executive committee
judicial actions will therefore be based on
factually correct information obtained from
the judicial body itself.
THE STORY of the policy change goes back
to the IFC executive committee meeting
last week, when The Daily was invited to dis-
cuss the priblem with that group in an effort

to come up with a workable solution. The
meeting was successful, in promoting intelligent
discussion of the ticklish question of releasing
the names of houses disciplined by the execu-
tive committee. As a result the committee voted
unanimously to recommend the new policy to
the house presidents, where it was adopted.
The IFC action is encouraging. It is even
more encouraging to note the changing atti-
tude of member fraternities toward the ques-
tion of releasing names when they become
involved in disciplinary action.
Fraternities are beginning to realize that an
account based on official information and in-
cluding the extenuating circumstances that go
into a judicial decision is far better than rumor
and hearsay.
IT IS now up to Joint Judiciary Council to
write the remaining chapter in this freedom
of information problem. In view of the frater-
nity presidents' apparent willingness to release
names, the Judic position of not making names
public is a trifle ridiculous.
Possibly a discussion of the problem with
Judic itself would produce results just as ma-
ture and encouraging as the IFC policy.

A New City Charter
For Better City Government

MONDAY Ann Arbor's voters will have a
chance .to adopt a new city charter, and
install more efficient city government locally.
For years the city has operated under an
outmoded form of government that has given
them neither a clear idea of what their city
government is, nor where responsibility with-
in it lies.
One of the most important advantages of the
new charter is its establishment of a City
Administrator to handle much of the busi-
ness that is involved in the day-to-day opera-
tion of Ann Arbor.
Currently the mayor performs many of
these day-to-day tasks. And for all his work,
the mayor gets almost no renumieration,
A city the size of Ann Arbor cannot ex-
pect to have its city government strong when
it must rely on individuals of independent
wealth who can afford to devote almost full
time to a job which pays virtually nothing in
salary.
Ability does not automatically lie with those
who can afford to take a post in government.

The best man for the post often cannot devote
the time, energy and resources to a job which
gives him little but civic pride in return.
So the post is left open only for those who
can afford it, and often to those who can even
profit from the position by having an inside
knowledge of city affairs.
The fact that Ann Arbor has managed to
muddle through under its present form of gov-
ernment for years does not mean that the
city government should not be drastically over-
hauled and improved. Many city problems have
lain entirely neglected for years. Extensive
studies and consequent action has long been
needed for a public housing program, recrea-
tional facilities for children, and city recrea-
tional programs to curb juvenile delinquency
locally.
Under the new form of city government, the
mayor and council would be free to begin such
studies since they would be relieved of many
of their current administrative duties.
Ann Arbor's voters will be wise to adopt the
new charter and the efficient city government
which comes with it.
-Dorothy Myers

DREW PEARSON:
Ike Peace
Pledge
Returns
WASHINGTON-President Eis-
enhower finds himself in a
paradoxical and difficult position
as he confers with Congressional
leaders on what the United States
should do in the Formosa crisis.
First he finds almost all of his
top military-diplomatic advisers,
including his Secretary of State,
in favor of defending Quemoy and
Matsu even at the risk of precipi-
tating World War III.
On the other hand, in addition
to his own deep personal views
against war, the President cannot
get away from the politicaltfact
that he was elected on a platform
to keep the nation out of war.
There may come a time in the
life of any President when he has
to make a fateful decision to re-
treat no further, a decision which
may take the nation into war.
Eisenhower advisers are telling him
that that time has now come and
that the United States must de-
fend China's tiny offshore islands
of Quemoy and Matsu. Such de-
fense almost certainly means the
atom-bombing of the Chinese
mainland with all that goes with
it-war,
On the other hand, Ike's political
advisers remember all too well the
hitherto untold circumstances of
a key political decision made dur-
ing the 1952 Presidential cam-
paign. It was a decision which vi-
tally affects the talks now going
on at the White House.
Mrs. Smith Says No
DURING THAT campaign, Re-
publican polls showed that the
women's vote was slipping away
from Ike. So, at a top strategy
meeting, attended by Eisenhower,
Sherman 'Adams, Henry Luce of
Life, Time, and Fortune, C. D.
Jackson an associate of Luce's who
later became White House psy-
chological adviser, and others, it
was proposed that General Eisen-
hower move to settle the Korean
war and bring the boys home.
Sherman Adams then phoned
Sen. Margaret Chase Smith in
Maine, told her about the slipping
women's vote and asked her to
make a major speech promising
women that a vote for Ike would
be a vote for bringing their sons
and husbands home.
Mrs. Smith refused. She said
this was playing dangerous poli-
tics with peace; that Eisenhower
might not be able to settle the
Korean war, in which case the pro-
mising would boomerang.
L a t e r, Eisenhower himself
phoned Senator Smith, pleaded
;hat he might lose the election un-
less the Republicans dramatized
the "peace in Korea" issue. Mrs.
Smith still refused.
So the GOP high command
switched strategy and had the
General himself make the speech
promising to go to Korea per-
sonallyand settle the war.
Public Remembered Promises
REPUBLICAN strategists have
since credited their 1952 vic-
tory to the women's vote and the
campaign for peace. In fact, they
have considered it such a potent
issue that time after time they
have urged that the White House
and State Department not reverse
it.
Early in 1954, for instance, Sec-
retary of State Dulles threatened
"massive retaliation" against the
Reds if they continued their ag-
gression in Indo-China. Vice-Pre-
sident Nixon also stated that the

United States was ready to use
U.S. land troops in Indo-China.
All this was part of a campaign to
prepare the public for any eventu-
ality in Indo-Cina.
Later in the same year, GOP
strategists pounded home the
peace theme during the fall elec-
tion. Waiting until just before elec-
tions, Republican speakers were
instructed to harp on the idea that
the Democrats had got the United
States into three wars and that
only Republicans could be trust-
ed to keep the peace.
All over the United States iden-
tical advertisements a p p e a r e d
reading in part:
'Lest we forget 3 great wars!
Three great wars with the horror,
the heartaches, the cruelly maim-
ed bodies, and widows and orphans
and sorrowing mothers. Three
great wars in our generation dur-
ing terms of three Democratic
Pesidents. Here is the gruesome
score."
Then followed the casualties of
World War I, World War II, and
the Korean war.
"In less than two years Presi-
dent Eisenhower and the Repub-
lican statesmen," continued the
ads, "have opened a new vista of
peace on earth goodwill to men!
Republican leadership has pointed
the way. The Republican party has
proved that this great nation can
have prosperity in peace. So when
you cast your ballot on Tuesday
think-
"The son you save may be your

New Panhellenic Clause
Blow to Independence

"I'm Not Sure I Know How to Come Down"
LETTER"S TO THE EDITOR

IN THE month of discussion
last week's final approval
Association's new constitution,
rather interesting new clause
spicuously absent.

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

that preceeded
of Panhellenic
mention of one
has been con-

Although similar to an amendment which
caused heated debate when recently brought
before Assembly Association, the more subtly
worded Panhel clause has hardly provoked a
murmur. . -
It reads: "All changes or additions in rules,
regulations, and policies shall be in accord-
ance with University of Michigan policy and
must therefore be received by the Dean of
Women or deputies thereof."
THE most Interesting part of the statement
is phrase "received by the Dean of Wom-
en" for it can easily be argued (and has been
so interpreted to this writer privately by more
than one member of Panhel's Executive Board)
that to "receive" a policy implies no external
control. However, it is not difficult to pre-
dict that when a more powerful organ "re-
ceives" the policies of a less powerful group
the influence of the former on these policies
will be exceedingly strong.
It is easy to argue, of course, that Panhel
has seldom been a source of innovation or
even of original thinking on campus. It seems

unnecessary, however, for an organization to
commit itself to an equally. uninspiring future.
Yet to state in its constitution, "We intend
never to propose any policy without first dis-
cussing it with the Dean of Women or her
deputy" in -effect removes the probability that
any spark of unconventional thinking will get
far..
PANHEL is turning its back on the issue. Its
executive board has refused to make any
public statement. They were unconcerned, per-
haps even relieved, that the issue received no
comment when the constitution was sent to the
sororities for approval. The clause relating to
the Dean's office was not mentioned on the
list of important changes to which sorority
members were asked to give special attention.
Discussion has revolved instead around, how
officers should be nominated and whether house
presidents ought to sit on the Board of Dele-
gates. The question of who should hold rep-
resentative posts seems of little importance
in an organization which never does anything
of more than routine interest.
Even recent elevation to Student Govern-
ment Council status has not opened Panhel's
eyes to the fact that a student group with
any initiative must have a reasonable degree
of independence.
-Phyllis Lipsky

Bureaucracy.. .
To the Editor:
AS MOST students know, the
League Iias three very nicely
furnished rooms for the use of stu-
dents who want to relax and listen
to music. For obvious reasons these
rooms are called "listening rooms."
Of course ,those who are able to
do their studying there also, and
the rooms are generally quitehfilled.
Now suppose that during the day
something goes wrong with the
phonograph equipment, and it is
no longer possible to listen in a
listening room. You guessed it-
everybody out! ! ! !
It seems that the chief bureau-
crat in charge of listening does not
like the thought of someone in,
one of the listening rooms and not
listening. This view is entirely un-
derstandable when the equipment
is functioning. I fail to see why
people who are perfectly willing
to listen .to music must be evacu-
ated during a period of technical
difficulty - especially since the
other rooms are filled (with lis-
teners, naturally).
The League presents as their
reason for this that it is "League
Policy." In my opinion the party (s)
responsible for the formulation of
this policy ought to be able to pre-
sent a more plausible reason for
this rule to avoid making the
League in general appear ridicu-
lous,
--Burt Imber
* * *
Teapot Tempest .
To the Editor;
IN A RECENT Daily editorial
there were statements made
about "uniformly thinking par-
ents," "un-radical university,"
and a country which "smells of
fear." These statements may pro-
duce a strong emotive affect for
some students but to me they bor-
der slightly on the ridiculous side.
Again certain members of this
campus are off on a tangent mak-
ing the conservatives feel about
the size of Tom Thumb and mak-
ing the so-called "liberals" look
like martyrs.
One might think that a greater
degree of understanding could be
reached if these liberals and con-
servatives got together and ex-
changed their opinions so this con-
fusion of what all the fuss is about
would be cleared up. I'm sure that
the students and certainly their
parents are interested in learning
opposite views and maintaining
such educational ideals as "free
discussion." If some of our univer-
sities would grant this freedom
----l

and some of our professors like
Nickerson and Davis would explain
their actions when called upon to
do so, maybe there would never be
any cause for fear.
Ranting about uniformly think-
ing parents and academic freedom
won't help much unless there are
men and women who are willing
to calmly searclh for the truth and
then teach others to find it. This
game of name-calling and the
slandering letters which occasion-
ally appear in The Daily from both
factions are making us all look
slightly . ridiculous. It seems that
some of us are becoming rather
impatient in this crucial changing
point of human history. Until we
are willing to sit down side by side
and search for the truth together
in a dignified manner we will all
look like a bunch of children who
don't want to give in. This country
doesn't really smell of fear. More
rightly it appears as if the United
States is a tempest in its own
teapot.
-K. Thomas, '56
Ban Ability...
To the Editor:
W E WANT TO compliment the
University administration for
its mature enforcement of the
driving ban. The appointment of
Mr. Swoverland is an outstanding
example of the extreme interest of
the University for student wel-
fare. We may even like to nomi-
nate him for the next vacancy on
the Board of Regents.
We hope Ft. Lauderdale willco-
operate with the University and
welcome Mr. Swoverland in his
efforts to enforce the ban through-
out spring vacation. Happy hunt-
ing!
-Andy Kaul
* * *
Library Policy.. .
To the Editor:
THE EDITORIAL about noisy li-
brarians confuses me since for
years the complaint has been that
it is impossible to enter a library
without feeling as if you are en-
tering a place where only dead
books and dead people may come.
We in the library profession for
many years have been trying to
make the library a less frightening
place; it would be most unfortu-
nate if we were to go back to the
old practices of going around the
room at intervals saying 's'hhh." I
think that if we go back to this we
certainly ought to go back to the
chained book system which seems
to be needed more than silence. In
all fairness though; I suggest that
if the librarian is talking too loud-
ly that you tell him so, chances are
he or she doesn't really realize it.
-Philip Rappaport
XT11*n*.*

(Cotinued from Page 2)
March 28, in Room 1437 U.E.S. The of-
fice is open from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 m.
and 1:30 - 5:00 p.m. The Teacher's Oath
is a requirement for the teacher's cer-
tifica te.
Student OrgAnizations planning to
submit constitutional revisions for re-
view by the Student Government Coun-
cil must do so no later than April 30.
Five copies of the proposed revision are
required and may be submitted to Mrs.
Callahan, 1020 Administration Building.
Veterans under Public Law 550 must
turn in to Dean's office instructors' sig-
natures for the month of March on or
before April 4. VA Form 7-1996a,
Monthly certification, must be signed
in the Office of veterans' Affairs, 555
Administration Building, before 5:00
p.m. April 6.
DURING SPRING VACATION
Marshall Field & Co., Chicago, Ill.
extends an invitation to senior men
and women in BusAd and LS&A to
visit the store during spring vacation.
This invitation is also extended to jun-
iors who would like to know more
about the opportunities in this busi-
ness, looking ahead to 1956.
A representative from Prentice-Hall,
Inc., N.Y., N.Y., will be in Detroit on
April 7 and 8 to interview men be-
tween the ages of 25-50 for Sales.
For further information contact the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Admin.
Bldg., Ext. 371.
PERSONNEL INTERVIEWS-
Representatives from the followng
will be at the Bureau of Appointments:
Trues., April 12-
The Travelers Co., Hartford, Conn.
--The Travelers Insurance Co.,CThe
Travelers Indemnity Co., and The
Travelers Fire Insurance Co.-LS&A
and BusAd women interested in work-
ing in the Hartford area and men for
Production, Lnderwriting Claim, Ad-
ministration, and Actuarial for Math.
majors. There Is also a summer train-
ing program in actuarial science for
men and women, open to juniors and
sophomores, especially those majoring
in Math. or Econ.
For appointments contact the Bureau
of Appoitments, 3528 Admin. Bldg.,
Ext. 371. The above is the list of inter-
views for the week after vacation. If
any additional plans are made, it will
be included in the weekly notices which
axe mailed out and will be in the
DOB on Tues., April 12.
Students who are registered with the
Bureau and plan to do job hunting dur-
ing the vacation are invited to make use
of the contacts which the Bureau has
with employers. Names and addresses
are available in the office, as are intro-
duction cards.
The following compnies are booked
for interviews beginning April 18:
Royal Liverpool Insurance Co., N.Y.,
N.Y.
Ball Brothers, Muncie, Ind.
Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio-
for women only
Schusters Dept. Store, Milwaukee, Wis.
Uarco Business Forms, Chicago, Ill.
Rogers Publishing Co.
Argus Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Wurzburg Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.
Bauer & Black Co., Chicago, Ill.
Aetna Casualty & surety Co., Hart-
ford, Conn.
Aeronautical Chart & Map Co., St.
Louis, Mo,
Canada Life Assurance Co., Jackson,
Mich. and other locations
Women's Army Corps
Michigan Bell-for women only
Given Co, Los Angeles, Calif.
Complete details and schedules will
be published at the usual times.
Lectures
The Henry Russel Lecture will be de-
livered by Dean George Granger Brown,
Wed., May 4, at 415 p.m., in the Am-
phitheater of the Rackarn Building.
Dr. J. W. Mitchell, from Bristol, Eng-
land, will give the second of two lec-
tures on "Photographic Sensitivity,"
Thurs., Mar. 31 at 2:00 p.m. in Room
1300, Chemistry Building, on "The For-
mation and Development of the Photo-
graphic Latent Image."
Academic Notices
English 32, combined classes, Thurs.,
Mar. 31 at 4:10 p.m., in Ad. A., Angell
Hall. Prof. Frank Huntley will play the
"Old Vic" recording of T. S. Eliot's
"Murder in the Cathedral."
Seminar in Organic Chemistry. Thurs.,
March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 1300
Chemistry. M. Eugene Rowley will speak
on "Raney Nickel Desulfuriztion.
Seminar in Analytical - Inorganic -
Physical Chemistry. Thurs., March 31 at
7:30 p.m. in Room 3005 Chemistry.
George E. Grenier will speak on "The
Effect of Particle Size on Low Temper-
ature Thermodynamic Properties."

Engineering Mechanics Seminar. Prof.
Jesse Ormondroyd will speak on "vi-
bration Instruments" at 3:45 p.m.
Thurs., March 31, in Room 101, West
Engineering Bldg.
402 Interdisciplinary Seminar on the
Application of Mathematics to Social.
Science. Thurs., March 31, Room 3401
Mason Hall from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. C. H.
Coombs and R. C. Kao will speak on
"Non-Metric Factor Analysis."
Seminar in Applied Mathematics will
meet Thurs., March 31, at 4:00 p.m. in
Room 247 West Engineering. Prof. C. L.
Dolph will speak on "Some Summation
Techniques for Green's Fufiction Exter-
ior to a Cylinder."
Seminar in Mathematical Statistics
will meet Thurs., March 31, 3:30-5:30
p.m. in Room 3010 Angell Hall. Jack
Meagher will conclude discussion of
chapter ten and Miss Irene Hess will
begin discussion of chapter eleven of
Cochran's Sampling Techniques.
Astronomical Colloquium. Fri., April
1, 2:00 p.m., the Observatory. Dr. W. J.
Luyten of the University of Minnesota
will speak about his work on white
dwarf stars.
Preliminary Ph.D. Examination in Ec-
onomics: Theory examinations will be
given Thurs. and Fri., April 28 and 29.
The examinations in other subjects will
be given beginning Mon., May 2. Each
student planning to take these exami-
nations should leave with the Secretary'
of the Department not later than Anril

iors and seniors to x acuty Counselors
for Juniors and Seniors, 1213 Angell
Hall.
Students not registered in this Col-
lege but who elected L and A courses
should be reported to the school or col-
lege in which they 'are registered.
Additional cards may be obtained in
1210 or 1213 Angell Hall,
The Logic Seminar which meets Fri-
days at 4:00 p.m. in Room 3010 Angell
Hall will be dismissed Fri., April 1, be-
cause of the Spring recess.
Doctoral Examination for Mx Martin
Weinlander, Educatin; thesis: "Differ-
ential Rates of Mental Development in
Children," Fri., April 1, 2536 University
Elementary School, at 2:00 p.m. Chair-
man, B. O. Hughes.
Concerts
May Festival Tickets. A limited num-
ber of tickets for single concerts are
still available at $1.50, $2.00, $2.50 and
$3.00 each, at the offices of the Univer-
sity Musical Society in Burton Tower.
The Philadelphia Orchestra will par-
ticipate in all six concerts, Thurs.
through Sun., May 5 to 8, as follows.
THURS., MAY 5, 8:30 p.m.-Rudolf
Serkin, soloist, in Brahms' Concerto No.
2. Orchestra will perform Beethoven's
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, and the
Prelude and Fugue in C minor by Bach.
Eugene Ormandy, Conductor.
FRI., MAY 6, 8:30 p.m. University
Choral Union in Beethoven's "Missa
Solemnis"-with soloists Lois Marshall,
Neil Rankin, Leslie Chabay and Mor-
ley Meredith. Thor Johnson, Conduc-
tor.
SAT., May 7, 2:30 p.m. Soloist:
Jeanne Mitchell, violinist, in Mozart
Concerto No. 5 in A major. Schubert
Unfinished Symphony; Mozart Sinfonia
Concertante in E-flat mjor; and Rez-
nicek's Overture "Donna Diana" Eu-
gene Ormandy, conductor.
Festival Youth Chorus in Viennese
Folk and Art Songs; Marguerite Hood,
Conductor.
SAT., May 7, 8:30 p.m. William War-
field, soloist, in Two songs from Brahms'
"Vier Ernste Gesange"; "Thy Glorious
Deeds" from "Samson" and Five Old
American Songs arranged by Aaron Cop-
land. Overture and Allegro from "La
Sultane" by Couperin; Dello Joo's Epi-
graph and the Bartok Concerto for Or-
chestra. Eugene Ormandy, Conductor.
SUN., May 8, 2:30 p.m. University
Choral Union in Carl Orff's "Carmina
Burana," with soloists Lois Mrshall,
Leslie Chabay and Morley Meredith,
Grant Johannesen, Pianist, in Proko-
fleff Concerto No. 3 in A major. Thor
Johnson, Conductor.
SUN., May 8, 8:30 p.m. Rise Stevens,
soloist, in operatic arias, Including
"Gods of Eternal Night" from Gluck's
"Aceste" "Adieu, forets".from Tschai-
kowsky's "Jeanne d'Arc"; "Mon coeur"
from "Samson et Dailia" (Saint-Saens);
and the Habanera and Seguidilla from
Bizet's "Carmen." Bloch Concerto
Grosso No. 2 for String Orchestra, and
Tschaikowsky, Symphony No. 4 in F
ihinor Eugene Ormandy, Conductor.
Events Today
Third Laboratory Playbill will be pre-
sented by the Department of Speech
and the Department of Physical Educa-
tion for Women tonight at 8:00 p.m. in
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Pirandel-
lo's SICILIAN LIMES, a dance inter-
pretation of Prof. Marvin Feheim's
poem, "They Who Wait," a dance ver-
sion of the Chinese legend, "Why Chi-
nese Boys Have Short Nmes," and
Moeller's historical comedy, HELENA'S
HUSBAND. All seats are reserved at 30o
each. The Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
Box Office is open continuously from
10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Deutscher Verein, 7:30 p.m. Thurs.,
Mar. 31 in the Glee Club of the Union.
Scrabble in German, a skit, a film on
thesBerlin Phi lhrmonic under Furt-
wangler, special German refreshments
and folk music.
Holy Communion will be celebrated
especially for students at the Presbyter-
ian Student Center vnder the sponsor-
ship of the Westminster Student Fel-
lowship Thurs., March 31 at 7:15 p.m.
Pre-Communion supper at 6:00 p.m.
Thurs., March 31 in the Student Cen-
ter, cost 50c. Call NO 2-3580 by 12:0m.
Wed., March 30 for reservations.
Christian Science Organization Testi-
monial Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Fire-
side Room, Lane Hall,
International Center Tea. Thurs, 4:30-
6:00 p.m., Rackham 3uilding.
Sailing Club. Meeting Thurs. at 7:45
p.m. in 311 W. Eng.
Congregational - Disciples Guild.
Thurs., Mar. 31, 9:00-5:00 p.m., Com-
munion will be offered In the Guild
House Chapel, 438 Maynard Street. Stu-
dents are asked to serve themselves.

La Petite Causette meets Thurs.,
Mar. 31 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the left
room of the Union cafeteria. Scrabble
en francais.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Stu-
dent and Faculty-conducted Evensong-
Thurs., March 31, at 5:15 p.m., in the
Chapel of St. Michael and All Angels.
Holy Communion Rt 7:30 p.m. Thurs.,
March 31, followed at 8:15 p.m. by the
last seminar of the series dealing with
various aspects of "Everyday Christian-
ity," in the Parish House.
Mid-Week Lenten Vespers in the
Sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church,
5:10-5:35 p.m., Thurs., March 31. Medi-
tation from Mark, "In Remembrance."
This is the lgst in the Lenten series of
vespers sponsored by Westminster Stu-
dent Fellowship and is a preparatory
service for Holy Communion which will
be celebrated especially for students at
7:15 p.m., Thurs., March 31.
Generation fiction staff meets today
at 4:00 p.m.
Russian dance group will meet in rec-
reation room of Madelon Pound House
at 7:00 p.m.
Senior Society meeting this noon in
the Student Lounge at the back of the
Music School.
Arts Chorale will meet Thurs. in Aud.
D, Angell Hall at 7:00 p.m. Public wel-
come.
Russian coffee hour will be held 3:00-
5:00 p.m. in Michigan Union cafeteria.

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INTERPRETING THE NEWS

By J. M. ROBERTS
Associated Press News Analyst
THE FOG of words which encloses American
policy, or lack of policy, toward Quemoy
and Matsu Islands grows denser all the time,
but one little suggestion of what the United
States may be working toward has slipped
through the murk of conflicting opinions.
That is the idea, which may have reached
Ppiping through one channel or another, that
Nationalist China would be required to give up
the small offshore islands in return for guar-
antees against an armed attack on Formosa.
After that, some think the Chinese Reds
could bring their claims on Formosa before the
world in peaceful fashion, either through the
United Nations or in direct negotiations with
the interested powers. There seemed to be little
chance they would get more than a hearing.
WHETHER ANYONE has gone very far even
on these lines of thought is unclear.
As for the possibility that the Reds are de-

THE CHINESE Nationalist commander of
Matsu is less optimistic and more fatalistic
about the prospects than the President.
He says it looks as though the Reds "intend
to come pretty soon, maybe tomorrow, maybe
next week, or it might be next year. You can't
tell."
Out of the conflict of opinions in Washing-
ton, with Carney, Adm. Radford, chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and a number of Re-
publican congressional leaders wishing the Pre-
sident would take a tough stand which he isn't
yet ready to do, one thing seemed likely to
emerge.
THE business of "Anonymous" spokesmen for
the government seemed ripe for review.
On March 8 such a spokesman in Tokyo, who
can hardly have been any other than com-
manding Gen. Hull, said the Reds were ready.
That's what Carney pinpointed one of those
"You can safely say but don't quote me" din-
ners with reporters.

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small job that a student govern-
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whole because of apathy and out-
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