THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 1955
TvUEs..DrA.. &7APRYL 19. 1951
Einstein Stood for Peace,
Freedom and Faith
"THEY didn't understand me in the begin-
ning, and they won't understand me in the
end," Albert Einstein once said.
Yesterday, at 76, and fifty years after achiev-
ing world acclaim for his theory of relativity,
the end came to the shy, white-haired scientist.
Few men understood his mathematical con-
cepts that added a new dimension, time, to the
length, width, and depth used to measure the
universe. Yet, there seemed to be a tie between
him and the common folk, those that under-
stood him least.
It was often told how he took great pleasure
in answering problems sent to him by ama-
teurs, or high schoolemath classes that were
"stuck" over a problem. And the masses re-
verred him, as someone who stood for know-
ledge and advancement in a very muddled
EINSTEIN'S thought embodied more than
mathematical and physical theories, which
as one result opened the power of the atom
to the uses of man, for war or peace.
After the explosion of the atom bomb, he
expressed fear that it was a menace, not boon
to mankind. He urged supranational organiza-
tion over atomic energy and looked forward to
its peacetime uses.
In his latter years he often departed from
his world of theories and problems to defend
fellow scientists and educators who were being
called before congressional investigations. Many
who loved him' wished that he would stay out
of what they felt was unfamiliar territory for
the scientist. But Einstein was not naive about
what he felt were undemocratic methods and
In 1933 he had voluntarily left Nazi Ger-
many where he had been called an enemy of
the state. He wanted a country where men
could peacefully follow their pursuits, whether
science or anything else, and he added his voice
to this cause wherever he thought he could
HIS humanitarianism carried him in various
directions. A staunch Zionist, he worked for
a free entry of Jews into Palestine and the es-
tablishment of a democratic Israel. He entered
his voice in asking clemency for the Rosenbergs,
and although many people felt that he was
letting his feelings carry him too far in this
respect, he was still loved for having the feel-
What Einstein left unsolved, or partially
solved in his brilliant mind may never be
known. But the hope for freedom and peace
which lay in his heart will be a guidepost for
scientists and all men who remember him.
Of his own faith, Einstein once said that it
helped him "through my whole life-not to
become hopeless in the great difficulties of in-
And although his mathematical and scien-
tific work has come to an end, it is this faith
U.S. Should Heed Advice
Of 'Lesser Nations'
A N UNPRECEDENTED conference opened in
the town of Bandung, Indonesia yesterday.
Gathered together were some 1,000 delegates
from countries that contain more than half
of the world's population. It is an Asian-African
conference with the world's major powers no-
This is the first time that the "lesser" na-
tions of the world have banded together in
apparent unity to voice their ideas on the
political scene of today. It is obvious that they
don't like the looks of things.
There are at least three strong bonds that
tie the nations together. First, all have at
some time in the past been under the control
or domination of a Western power. Second, al-
most all the peoples are non-white. And third,
each has felt the wave of nationalism and inde-
pendence in the last few years.
There is yet another unifying tie. Most of
the small nations have cultures radically dif-
ferent from those of the World Powers. What
they see of the culture of these Powers they
do not admire, for war, to them, seems an
integral part of such cultures.
THESE NATIONS have been ruled "by for-
eigners" for long stretches of their history.
But even the simple farmers and peasants of
these "quaint" lands know tthe meaning of
"Asia for the Asians" and "Africa for the
The 29 nations at the meetings are aware of
the armed camps of the West and East. They
tion to these two powers. Indeed, the two pow-
ers want these nations to take a stand, though
of course, favorable to one of them.
But the general tenor of the meeting is an
attempt by these nations to form a strong
neutral bloc that could play the balancer in
the battle of the power scale.
N EHRU is expected to proffer some rules or
principles for co-existence. Nehru is re-
spected by these nations and can be thought
of as the leading figure in the conference
(though Chou En-lai can certainly not be
counted out). The chance that Nehru's sugges-
tions will be adopted by the conference is a
The sponsoring countries - India, Ceylon,
Pakistan, Burma and Indonesia - have not
given or presented an agenda. They have mere-
ly called the meeting of general interest to
Asian and African countries to seek to "pro-
mote world peace and cooperation." And among
the problems to be considered are those per-
taining to "national sovereignty, racialism and
It is thus to be expected that the Western
nations will be censured. (Some nations will
probably condemn Russia.)
ENGLAND and France will be criticised be-
cause of their colonial policies. The United
States will be attacked because of its vacillat-
ing stand on the question of colonialism and
rights of nationalism.
But behind these criticisms, will be those
aimed at the economic aid disbursement poli-
cies of the United States. Few will deny that the
U.S. has been generous to many of the nations
at the conference. But it is not difficult to
escape the fact that this aid has been given
in a very paternalistic fashion. True we want
to preserve our interests in these lands (and
get thanks as well), and to see that the aid
given is put to good use. But we often control
exactly how aid is to be used.
WE DESIGNATE how much goes to what
industry, to further a specific kind of in.
dustrialization. This does not permit the na-
tions to build up the industries they feel they
are best suited for-if they did, they would
receive'no aid. The U.S. does so much more by
sending professionals to these lands and let.
ting them, first hand, show the natives how to
build, or plant, or cultivate than by any mil-
lions that are designated to be used only in
Our economic ai4 policy needs revision. That
a conference of receiving-aid nations is to tell
our government so is unfortunate. But the U.S.
should be prepared to accept the criticisms for
their value and not as a stab-in-the-back act
by these nations.
The U.S. has sent observers to the confer-
ence. It is hoped that .the best wishes sent by ,
our State Department to the Conference mem-
bers are sincere. We would like tt see the
conference arrive at a positive and sttong solu-
tion to some of their problems and come to a
strong stand on the world scene.
WASHINGTON-If you like oys-
v ters, join the Navy. But don't
enlist. Get a commission and have
yourself assigned to the Cheatham
Annex Depot of the Naval Supply
Center between Yorktown and
For years oysters have been dug
and shucked on government time
at Cheatham Annex by civilian
workers of the Navy Department
destinetl exclusively for the di-
gestive tracts of Navy brass.
They were eaten at the officers'
mess at Cheatham Annex. They
were shipped via Navy mail facil-
ities, at the rate of six to eight
quarts a week, to the officers' mess
at the Norfolk Supply Center.
And, prior to his retirement on
Aug. 1, 1953, they were also ex-
pressed regularly to Washington
for the personal use of Vice Adm.
Charles W. Fox. Admiral Fox,
known to his men as "Oyster
Forks Charley," was the Navy's
Paymaster-General from 1949 to
1951 and was Chief of Navy Ma-
teriel from 1951 to 1953.
Now on the carpet over this and
other shocking revelations at
Cheatham Annex are Comdr. F. L.
Chapman, who commanded the
depot from 1948 to 1953; Lt.
Comdr. L. W. Race, who was in
charge from Jan. 4, 1954, until his
replacement by Rear Adm. A. A.
Antrim on April 1, 1954.
Toy Train Parts
A GENERAL Accounting Office
investigation also discloses
that officers at Cheatham Annex
used government money and gov-
ernment personnel to make toys
for their children and to build a
virtual country club for their priv-
ate off-duty enjoyment.
Moreover, due either to sheer
incompetence or negligence, addi-
tional thousands of dollars in pub-
lic funds were lost to the govern-
ment through faulty administra-
Lt. Comdr. Race was found to
have bought parts for a toy loco-
motive for his own personal use,
and paid for them with a check
written on government funds. The
parts comprised 30 small wheels
andaxles for an electric train set.
"An expensive locomotive crane
is kept but used only a few hours
a year. In emergencies a crane
could be rented from the Chesa-
peake and Ohio Railway and
would be available on two to three
hours notice." The crane was used
only 49 hours in a total of two
years, yet it cost $1,030.22 to serv-
A civilian cafeteria operated at
Cheatham Annex owed the govern-
ment $10,723.77 for electricity, wa-
ter, and various other utilities. It
was also found that government
employees using the cafeteria ow-
Fancy Mahogany Bar
IT WAS also discovered that the
Navy had installed a fancy ma-
hogany bar in the commanding
officer's residence, equipped with
running water, sink, and electric
refrigeration. The bar cost Uncle
Sarti a whopping $1,316.82.
The officers' mess at Cheatham
Annex had a total membership of
only seven officers. To accommo-
date them, the kitchen in the of-
ficers' mess was redecorated at a
cost of $1,285.89. Wood cabinets,
apparently in good condition, were
replaced with steel cabinets. Two
new kitchen ranges were purchas-
ed, though the old ranges appear
to have been in satisfactory con-
"Equipment purchased for the
officers' mess was charged to other
activities," stated the confidential
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"There Must Be Something We Can Do About It"
} C T
C URREAN T MO VIES
At the Michigan.
THE BIG COMBO
AN INTERESTING sidelight on
the current rash of cops and
robbers movies is the implication
that policemen would like to abol-
ish much of the Constitution they
are paid to uphold. In Dragnet,
for instance, Joe Friday apparent-
ly found the Fifth Amendment a
great inconvenience. In The Big
Combo detective Cornel Wilde is
irked at the idea that a person
must be considered innocent un-
til he is proven guilty. This un-
reasonable restriction does not,
however, greatly cramp his style.
Like most metropolitan shoot-
em-ups, The Big Combo opens
with an aerial view of a big city
at dusk, accompanied by big-city-
at-dusk music rendered hauntingly
on asaxophone. This note of cozy
familiarity continues throughout.
In plot, character, and message,
the picture is indistinguishable
from others of the type.
Cornel Wilde is an underpaid
civic servant who persists in his
attempts to crack open a criminal
ring in spite of the spirited op-
position of that group. His cru-
sade gets little support from the
police commissioner, who sends
the captain in from time to time
to pound on Wilde's desk and
thunder "The case is closed, un-
WILDE nevertheless perseveres,
spending his own money when
the city declines to provide him
with further funds. It is hinted
that his devotion to duty is mo-
tivated in part by his love for the
mistress of the chief of the syndi-
cate. Her role is played by a
blonde actress who looks starting-
ly like Grace Kelly, but isn't.
The film's only real contribu-
tion to the cops-and-robbers genre
is a new and ingenious torture.
This consists of equipping the vic-
tim with a hearing aid, turning
the volume to the maximum, and
then shouting at him. It hurts his
At one point in the proceedings,
a character hiding out in an in-
sane asylum makes the interest-
ing assertion that she would rath-
er be "insane and alive, than sane
and dead." I became so engrossed
in the implications of this line
of thought that I absently left the
theater to smoke a cigarette and
mull it over. Consequently I miss-
ed the remainder of the picture
but I am reasonably sure every-
thing came out all right for Cornel
-D. F. Malcolm
At the Orpheum
AIDA, with Renata Tebaldi, Ebe
Stignani, Giuseppe Campora,
Gina Bechi . .. Sophia Loren,
Lois Maxwell, Luciano Della
Marra, and Afro Poll.
THE secret of an opera and an
opera addict is the realization
of the expressive power of the hu-
man voice. It is the determining
element of any opera, and the
reason why every lover of the
medium accept middle-aged six
foot heroines, half hearted duels,
etc. However, many attempts have
been made to make the whole busi-
ness more acceptable to the man
in the American street, who is so
admirably equipped for his battle
against the Imagination. This isn't
a bad idea at all, so long as the
thing that makes an opera tick.
the vocal style, is not destroyed
With a cast of great vocal artists
ENRICO Formichi, who plays the
Pharoah lyis the only person
who is actually making the sounds
he pretends to-and he looks as
well as he sounds-disgusting. Of
course the makers of this film
might have included him just to
prove their point.
There were also effective mo-
ments visually, chiefly the arias
that utilized dramatic closeups,
and the ballet scenes. But the
strong points of a film are not the
same as those of an opera. How-
ever, the attempt to make opera
good to look at is respectable, and
the singing overcomes the short-
comings, as it always has.
* * *
At Architecture Aud. . .
An Almanac of Freedom -
Studio One adaptation of the
Williamn O. Douglas book.
RECOGNIZING the impossibility
of dramatizing a socio-politi-
cal study, Studio One wisely saw
fit to distill and not dramatize the
essence of the Douglas book. The
success of their attempt is ques-
tionable but worth debating.
A cross-section of small-towners
are summoned to their shabby,
ill-used town hall, for no seeming
purpose except to announce the
"100% American Patriots Day box
lunch picnic." Suddenly, a storm
breaks, and time stands still. In
the horror of the moment, the
group pours its venomous fear on
a "radical" stranger, who had
been mugged the night before for
his views. He becomes, in sym-
bolic and familiar succession, un-
desirable, heretical, traitorous, and
demonic. The newsman who de-
fends "respect" is threatened. The
child who preaches school-book
"rights" should be "whipped."
CLIMACTICALLY, as Arch-Am-
ericanist Sweet slaps the stran-
ger, the clocks all skp back one
minute. Now the already obvious
is made painfully clear, Each as-
sault on the stranger is a step
backward into pre-civilized bes-
tiality. The date .of all this Brou-
haha is December 15, which is
revealed to us non-history majors
as the date of the Bill of Rights.
After a dramatic recital of these
rights, the storm clouds clear; and
everyone leaves, richer and wiser,
the audience not wholly excepted.
WHAT DOES all this add up to?
To the Studio One folk, it
means Tagore-"When the mind
is without fear, And the head is
held high, Into that heaven of
freedom let my country awake."
To your reviewer, I'm afraid it
meant something far more omi-
nous and less sympathique. Dis-
regarding the stilted acting and
the melodrama, I still had the un-
easy feeling that the vulgar spo-
liation of every civil right came
too readily andseasily to these
typical Americans. The glib, con-
trived turnabout to renewed dem-
ocratic action was strained, incre-
dible. Given these reactions, I fear
that Tagore goes out the window
of every-day practice as easily as
the Bill of Rights; and what is
left is fear, barbarism, and the
Despite its failure, the film pro-
voked thought. For that alone it
deserves to be shown during Aca-
demic Freedom Week.
T n thb0 i jw;n
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University Lecture in Journalism. Mrs.
Agnes Meyer, writer for the Washington
(D.C.) Past and Times-Herald and wife
of the Chairman of the Board of the
Post and Times-Herald, will speak on
"The Press as Servant of Light and
Progress" in Auditorium A, Angell Hall,
Tues., April 19, at 3:00 p.. Coffee hour
will follow in Journlism Department
Conference Room, 1443 Mason Hall.
Open to public.
Dr James Carrell, Director of the
Speech and Hearing Clinic at the Uni-
versity of Washington and Vice-Presi.
dent and President-Elect of the Ameri-
can Speech and Hearing Association,
will present a series of original X-ray
movies of palato-pharyngeal action at
the Kellogg Auditorium, Tues., April'19,
at 8:00 p.m. Students and faculty are
invited to attend. Dr. Carrell's lecture
will provide commentary for the films.
Botanical Seminar. Hubert W. Vogel-
mann, Department of Botany, will
speak on, "Biosystematic Studies on
Primula inistassinica in North Amer-
ica." Wed., April 20, 4:00 p.m. Refresh-
ments. 1139 N.S.
University Lecture under the auspices
of the Department of Chemistry. Wed.,
April 20 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 1300
Chemistry. Dr. C. E. Nordman of the
Institute for Cancer Research of Phila-
along with Professors Moise and
Three other events are also
1) A "Studio One" movie presen-
tation of Justice Douglas' new
book, "Almanac of Liberty" for
which there will be no admission
charge. (Architecture Aud., 7:30
and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday).
2) A town meeting on, "Is Aca-
demic Freedom Synonymous With
Political Freedom?", featuring
four students sponsored by the
W e s 1 e y a n Guild. (Wednesday,
Wesleyan Guild Lounge, 8 p.m.)
3) A talk hy TrovGore .lear
delphia. will speak on, "Crystal Struc-
ture Studies of Citrc Acid and the
English 150 (Playwriting) will meet
promptly at 6:55 p.m. Tues., April 19,
and will continue to meet at that time
unless otherwise announced,
School of Business Administration:
Students seeking admission to this
School as graduate degree candidates
in the summer session or fall semes-
ter, 1955, must take the Admission
Test for Graduate Study in Business
May 14. Students currently enrolled who
have not yet taken the test must also
take it May 14. Each individual must
make his own application to the Edua-
tional Testing Office,Princeton, New
Jersey, to be received in that office
not later than April 30 ,1955. Applica-
tions for the test and test general in-
formation 'bulletins are available in
Room 150, School of Business Admin-
Mathematics Colloquium. Tes., April
19, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 3010 Angell
Hall. Dr. Jun-ichi Igusa, of Harvard Uni-
versity, will speak: "On the Theory of
Geometry Seminar will meet Tues.,
April 19, at 7:00 p.m. in 3001 A.H. Note
change of day for this week. Dr. J. R.
Buchi will continue his talk on "In-
variant Theory in Groups."
Doctoral Examination for John Mar-
tin Clegg, Chemistry; thesis: "L The
Preparation and Reaction of Some
O-Azidoblaryls. II. A New Method for
the Preparation of Alkyl Azides," Tues.,
April 19, 2024 Chemistry Bldg., at 3:00
p.m. Chairman, P. A. S. Smith.
Doctoral Preliminary Examinations for
Students in Education will be held May
26, 27, and 28. Students who anticipate
taking these examinations must file
their names with the Chairman of Ad-
visers to Graduate Students, 4019 UnI-
versity High School, not' later than
Seminar in Complex Variables will
meet Tues., April 19, at 2:00 p.m. in 247
West Engr. Joseph Stampfli will speak
on "Subharmonic Functions."
Doctoral Examination for Joseph Ev-
erett Rowe, Electrical Engineering; the-
sis: "A Large-Signal Analysis of the
Traveling-Wave Amplifier," Tues., April
19, 2518 East Engineering Bldg., at
10:00 a.m, Chairman, W. G. Dow.
Seminar in Chemical Physics. Tues.,
April 19 at 4:10 p.m. In Room 2308
Chemistry. Dr. L. . Brockway will
speak on "Single Crystal Electron Dif-
Sociology Coffee Hour in the Sociology
Lounge at 4:00 p.m. Wed., April 20.
Student Recital. Helen Stob, pianist,
will play compositions by * Mozart,
Brahms, and Beethoven, at 8:30 p.m.
Tues., April 19, in the Rackham Assem-
bly Hall, in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the Master of Music
degree. Miss Stob is a pupil of John
Kollen, and her program will be open to
Men's Glee Club annual Spring Con
cert date has been changed from Sat.,
May 21 to Fri., May 20.
Deutscher Verein. Tues., Apr. 19 at
7:30 p.m. in Room. 3KLM of the Union.
First of the new series of meetings em-
phasizing modern Germany, her prob-
lems and institutions. Dr. Ida Hakemey-
er and Karl Roskamp, Fullbright schol-
ars from Germany, will speak on "Edu-
cational Institutions in Germany." Dr.
Hakemeyer will also comment on a film,
Drei Meister Schneiden in Holz, which
shows the works of three contemporary
German woodcarvers. German games
Frosh Weekend. Floorshow Rehearsal
Schedule: Tues., 7:00 p.m., Mass Meet-
ing. Wed., 7:00 p.m., Group 2; Thurs-
day, 7:00 p.m., Groups 7a and 7b; Sat.,
2:00 p.m., Groups 6, 8, 9; 3:00 p.m.,
Group 1 Sun., 3:00 p.m., Group 5,
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Academic Freedom Week - "Studio
One" movie presentation of Justice
Douglas' book, Almanc of Liberty for
which . there will be no admission
charge. Architecture Aud. 7:30 and 8:30
Episcopal Student Foundation. Stu-
dent Breakfast at Canterbury House.
Wed., April 20, after the 7:00 a.m. Holy
Hispanic Fiesta. Exhibit of Hispanic
Arts and Crafts, Oriental Gallery, Alum-
ni Hall. Open to theapublic. Wed., April
20, 1:00-5:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Thurs., April 21, 1:00-5:00 p.m. and
7:00-9:00 p.m. Fri., April 22, 1:00-5:00
Carillon Concert of Hispanic Music,
by Dr. Percival Price, Burton Memorial
Tower. Wed., April 20, 3:00-3:10 pm.
Thurs., April 21, 3:00-3:10 p.m.
variety Show (Hispanic music, songs
and daAces), Auditorium A, Angell Hall.
Wed., April 20, 4:00-4:45 p.m. Thurs.,
April 21, 6:00-6:45 p.m.
General meeting of Sigma Alpha Eta
Wed., April 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Lane
Hall. Elections of new offices. Dr. Harry
Towsley will speak on, "Speech Cor-
rection and Pediatrics." All members
requested to attend.
Frosh Weekend. Mass meeting of the
Blue Team Wed., Apr. 20 at 5:00 p.m. in
the League ballroom. Everyone must at-
Frosh Weekend., Maize Team Mass
Meeting, Thurs., April 21, 5:00 p.m. in
the League. Every member of any com-
mittee or participant in the floorshow
CITY EDITOR'S SCRATCH PAD
By DOROTHY H. MYERS
Daily City Editor
THE STATE DEPARTMENT made a serious
error in refusing to let 11 Soviet student
editors into the country without being finger-
When three American college editors visited
Russia last year, they found the Communist
propaganda barrage had left their Soviet coun-
terparts with many strange conceptions about
the United States and college newspapers here.
At one point the three American editors from
Oberlin, Colorado University and the Univesity
of Michigan-were asked to what degree their
college newspapers were censored by govern-
ment and college authorities.
All of them, after brief discussion, concluded
that The Daily was probably the most out-
standingly free college newspaper in the coun-
try. The Daily, they explained, has no faculty
adviser, no University day-to-day supervision
and no pre-censorship of news or editorials.
The two edi'ors from Colorado and Oberlin
complained of college supervision of their pa-
pers-both had a greater degree of official
The Russian editors could hardly believe
what they said. They looked embarrassed. For
less believe, the degree of freedom Y at The
The Russian editors had many other miscon-
ceptions about America too. They didn't believe
the average student had more than one thread-
bare suit; or that the average working family
had their own washing machine, radio, tele-
vision sets and automobile.
NOW the Russian editors may never know
that all this is true.
Perhaps, as has been suggested by some com-
mentators, the Russian goxernment did snap
at the opportunity to keep the college editors
out of the country. Perhaps Soviet officials did
merely make an issue of fingerprinting so that
Russian farmers who were to visit America
later this year would also be kept from seeing
our country's rich private-enterprise farms.
But our State Department backed down too.
Instead of taking the initiative in breaking
through the Iron Curtain, they insisted upon
regular red-tape procedures.
It's about time the State Department woke
up and realized the advantages gained by
letting Russian students and other citizens into
our country. For only by seeing how we live
here can doubts be put in Russian minds as to
the "truth" of Communist propaganda. And