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MAY 5, 1955 NIGHT EDITOR: DEBRA DUCHSLAG
Vagueness Hurts Value
Of Ike's News Conference
EVERY Wednesday more than 100 reporters CEASE FIRE: The President reiterated that
gather at the White House to question the the United States is in a wait-and-see posi-
President on some of the more pertinent is- tion with regard to a cease fire in the For.
sues of the day. The news conference is one mosan area.
of the principle ways in which the nation He added that a number of other nations
learns what the Chief Executive is thinking, are interested in the question also. What this
However, a look at releases of yesterday's nation would like to know is the specific lines
conference show that most of President Eisen- of action that are being taken by the State
hower's answers, with possible exception of Department, or the President himself; the aver-
the Salk vaccine issue, were vague and non- age citizen certainly deserves at least an in-
committal. dication of the direction in which government
thinking is going. ;
SALK VACCINE: The President promised
that no child will go without the vaccinePOSTAL PAY: President Eisenhower avoided
because his parents can't afford it. This pledge saying whether he would veto a bill in-
along with his plan that the government buy creasing the pay of postal workers. This is an
up the entire vaccine supply if necessary, de- issue of great importance to a half million
serves the highest praise. federal employees and it seems uncontrover-
Implementation of the program will assure sial enough an issue so that the President of
the nation that, should 'a polio epidemic strike, the United States need not be afraid to com-
the government will be prepared to supply mit himself.
emergency inoculations. The only objection is Most of the other subjects on which he com-
that no specific plan for implementation was mented were given the same vague treatments
proposed. What is needed is a detailed plan On his own Administration's farm program
which would be put into operation as soon Ike gave an "on the one hand this but on the
as the emergency arises. other hand that" type of answer.
It is good legislation, he said but it has not
Coeds Could Help had adequate time to prove itself. If he really
believes it is good legislation he might take
(G 7 a more positive stand. That would engender
Pep Man s School' among those charged with carrying it out a
TRADTIOS AE fne -whe thy sill real desire to work for the plan.
TRADITIONS AFE fine - when they still rThe object of Presidential press conferences
serve a function. is defeated when the President uses them to
But what about a tradition that is a hold- evade the issue rather than to make known
over from the earliest days of Michigan's most his stand.
popular sport, football, that restricts the Maize -Phyllis Lipsky
and Blue cheerleading colors to only men? -Louise Tyor
Michigan, once a predominately "Man's
School," now has an only three-to-one ratio
of men to women; and yet today's coed is not An Unromantic
allowed to represent her college.
"It just has never been done.. ." would prob- But Safe Solution
ably be the easiest way to rationalize the idea
of having some peppy coeds leading 97,000 DESPITE APPARENT failure of professors
football spectators on those colorful Saturday to realize it, spring is here. Spring, for
afternoons. University students, traditionally means the
Let's look at the present set-up. 1) The gar- Arboretum; and, for Ann Arbor police and the
ing word APATHY reigns over any thought of administration, the Arboretum means trouble.
football spirit or enthusiasm. 2) All cheerlead- With the Arb season still in its infancy, two
ers don't have to be deft at acrobatics to be students have already been hurt (one was sent
effective. to the hospital) after an encounter with hood-
A little psychology is a dangerous thing, but lums. Last year several incidents between stu-
it would help prove that a new spark is needed. dents and Ann Arbor youths made it apparent
Most "Michigan Men" would be willing to ad- inhedrb upsnsttheugh as-i
mit that they might cheer or perk up a little inclined couples thought it was.
btmoreftherewasapretThe problem of local hoodlums attacking
ite m ihstudents is a serious one. Nevertheless increas-
the way. ed police patrol might bring more complaints
Almost all the other Big Ten schools have than gratuity from the student populace.
mixed groups, at least; and why should Michi- Basic problem, it seems, is that too many
gan be "stuff shirt" in being otherwise common practices are illegal at Michigan which
A good percentage of Wolverine cheerleaders means students sneak about trying to avoid the
are members of the gymnastics team, a fine authorities who are in a position to help them.
idea which was aided by present Coach Newt They are easy prey for rowdies.
Loken, an all-American cheerleader in his own Perhaps it would be best if students avoided
right at Minnesota. going to the Arboretum in small groups. There
Four of the present talented group could is safety in numbers and gatherings large
easily be incorporated into a fine working unit enough to discourage hoodlums seems the only
along with four energetic and eye-catching way to prevent further trouble.
females. Not as romantic, we admit, but hospitals
Old time football spirit might rise again. are even less romantic.
-Dave Grey --Lee Marks
Murry Frymer -
IN THIs CORNER
Looking Forward to 1970.
"These Have Been Very Trying Days, Francois"
'Cruel Sea' Documentary
Lacks Dramatic Appeal
atTHE CRUEL SEA," one of the most realistic war pictures ever pro-
duced, provides a finely drawn and highly detailed portrait of
British naval operations in the Atlantic during World War II.
Photographed in a stark documentary style, it serves not only as a
tribute to Britishers, but to all men who have the courage to-live
through a war.
Yet, its very authenticity proves to be its chief shortcoming. Since
it is a documentary, "The Cruel Sea" needs action and sharp editing
to hold interest. It has neither; it most closely resembles a two-hour
Beceause of its extereme length, the film is likely to prove tiresome.
As a journalistic report of wartime life, it is accurate.
BUT AS A drama, it is highly tedious, for it lacks even the most simple
kind of dramatic unity, being but an amorphous and loosely con-
nected blend of war experiences. It attempts a minutely detailed and
subjective approach to war, but because of its many characters, it
t3L. 7 -.. .
Burns Confuses Trust Probes
WASHINGTON-It has now been
four months since the Demo-
cratic Senate convened, with a
big blare of trumpets about prob-
And here is the inside story of
what happened when the Senate
Anti-Monopoly Committee under
Chairman Harley Kilgore of West
Virginia at long last got down to
work on April 26 at 2 p.m.
As the Senators sat down,
eomeone arnon'mously h a n d e d
them a spe ch made at the Unm-
versity of Michigon Law School
by Joseph W. Burns, the man who
had been picked by Senator Kil-
gore to be counsel of the investi-
Senators took a fast look at the
speech and were flabbergasted.
For Joe Burns, the man suppos-
ed to investigate monopoly, had
delivered a vicious attack on the
Antitrust Laws supposed to protect
Openly he stated that lawyers
owed it to "their clients" to secuie
favorable revisions of the Anti-
trust Laws. He recommended vir-
tual repeal of the Robinson-Pat-
man Act, proposed ending the
treble damage and criminal pro -
visions of the Sherman Antitrust
Act, and made the astounding
statement that the Supreme Court
had "no authority to upset the en-
tire economy of the country . . .
in declaring invalid the freight
equalization or basing-point price
But the prerogative of the Sen-
ate Chairman is such that Burns,
the champion of big business, will
remain as counsel of the commit-
tee supposed to probe big business
--at least for the time being.
* * *
HERE'S WHAT happened re-
cently in regard to one of the big-
gest real-estate developments in
the nation's capital.
It's the Southwest Development,
to abolish Washington's wirst
slums which sit right under the
nose of Congress and nestle close
to the dignified Army War College
on the banks of the Potomac. Wil-
liam Zeckendorf, New York real-
estate promoter, has come forward
with some ideas on cleaning up
these slums, though he wants to
be paid rather handsomely.
When John McShain, the Phila-
delphia contractor, remodeled the
White House, he competed against
other bidders, oia so low that he
made no money. But he made an
enduring contribution to his coun-
ZECKENDORF, in contrast, is
trying to get a law through Con-
gress to permit a negotiated con-
Most interesting development,
however, is Zeckendorf's retention
of Gen. Wild Bill Donovan as his
attorney. Donovan is a great pa-
triot, but no great expert on real
estate. He was the most decorated
hero of World War I, ran for Gov-
ernor of New York, helped man-
age Herbert Hoover's campaign,
recently was Ambassador to Thai-
land. He has served his country
long and honorably, so perhaps de-
serves to make a fee.
At any rate, Bill Zeckendorf has
been trying to get the Central In-
telligence Agency to locate its new
building in the Southwest Wash-
ington Development. But Allen
Dulles, head of Central Intelli-
gence, decided otherwise. He want-
ed headquarters of this very sensi-,
tive agency which studies the es-
pionage and military systems of
potential enemies, in either Mary-
land or Virginia. For, if war broke,
he wanted Central Intelligence
well away from the target center.
BUT SUDDENLY Dulles chang-
ed his mind.
It just happens that Wild Bill
Donovan is not only a friend of
Allen Dulles, but is the father of
Central Intelligence. He organized
the super-duper spy agency, the
Office of Strategic Services, dur-
ing the war, and this has now be-
come Central Intelligence.
So Allen Dulles let it be known
that he would have no objection
to putting his new headquarters in
the Southwest Development.
NOTE-Simultaneously the Ato-
mic Energy Commission, another
sensitive agency which also can't
afford to be hit during a bomb
attack, announced it would locate
30 miles distant in Maryland.
(Copyright 1955, by the Bell Syndicate)
achieves only confusion.
Capt. Ericson (Jack HawkinsY
provides the story with some sort
of a core. He is a naval command-
er from 1939 until the end of the
war, and under his supervision
come a variety of British character
The men, for the most part, re-
main static, uninteresting speci-
mens. The major * development-
from stereotyped naive boys to
stereotyped bitter men-is achiev-
ed through the most obvious kind
of close-ups and cliched behavior.
DURING the last half hour, sev-
eral women are introduced in-
to the story, with corresponding
romances. This section of the film,
coming as late as it does and lack-
ing integration, seems almost com-
"The Cruel Sea" is an example
of film making in which technical
skill has reached a point of high
perfection. In detail and photog-
raphy it is an outstanding achieve-
ment, interestingly presented and
But its newsreel characteristics
embue it only with coldness. It
lacks even the most rudimentary
human warmth; and, hence, its
appeal is likely to be limited.
To the Editor
LYL Educational Aim..
To the Editor:
SOME PEOPLE take one look at
such films as the recent news-
reel of the Sperry Gyroscope strike
at Lake Success, Long Island, N.Y.,
and are satisfied with the crudity
of organized labor. They are thus
able to scoff at such groups as
the Labor Youth League and say,
"Why, those people must be in-
sane. How can they look with any-
thing but grave misgivings at the
future of labor?"
The answer is provided easily
enough by some of the material
that LYL has been disseminating
for years: LYL has never proposed
to us to look for nll our guidance
political and otherwise in the Am-
erican labor movement as present-
ly constituted. There are of course
many great people in high posi-
tions of American unionism, but
the overall leadership is one of
misguidance and ill-managed af-
fairs. That is why intelligent peo-
ple join LYL: they wish to aid in
some way the untangling of labor
After all, every civilization de-
pends first upon the laborer and
farmer. The United States is no
different from the Soviet Union in
that respect, and the interests of
the privileged few who control the
business world have never been the
interests of the people.
LYL more than anybody wants
to see a great deal of education
accomplished in the labor field.
Maybe the strikers were right at
Sperry Gyroscope. It is not at all
unlikely that the police may have
started the violence. When men
are protecting their families and
incomes, no one has a right to
push them around.
-Clinton D. Hanover
(Continued from Page 2)
Neil Rankin, contralto; Leslie Chaba ',
tenor; and Morley Meredith, baritone;
Philadeiphia Orchestra, Thor Johnson,
SAT., MAY 7, 2:30 p.m. Jeanne Mitch-
ell, violinist; Philadelphia Orchestra,
Eugene Ormandy, Conductor; Festival
Youth Chorus, Marguerite Hood, Con-
ductor. Program: Overture "Donna Di-
ana" (Reznicek; Mozart Sinfonia Con-
certante; Viennese Folk and At Songs;
Schubert Unfinished Symphony; and
the Mozart Concerto in A major.
SAT., MAY 7 8:30 p.m. William War-
field, Baritone, Philadelphia Orchestra,
and Eugene Ormandy, Conductor. Pro-
gram: Overture and Allegro from "La
Sultgne" (Couperin); Songs by Handel,
Brahms and Copand; Dello Joo's Epi-
graph; and Concerto for Orchestra
SUN., MAY 8, 2:30 p.m. University
Choral Union; Lois Marshall, Soprano;
Leslie Chabay, tenor; Morley Meredith,
baritone; Grant Johannesen, Pianist.
Progrtm: Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana"
and Prokofieff Concerto No. 3 in p
SUN., MAY 8, 8:30 p.m. Rise Stevens,
Mezzo-soprano; Philadelphia Orchestra;
Eugene Ormandy, Conductor. Program:
Arias from operas by Gluck, Tschaikow-
sky, Saint-Saens and Bizet; Bloch Con-
certo Grosso No. 2 for String Orchestra;
and Tschaikowsky Symphony No. 4 in
Tickets, and further information, may
be procured at the offices of the Uni-
versity Musical Society, Burton Memo-
rial Tower, through Wed., May 4.
Beginning Thurs. a.m., May 5, tickets
will be available at the box office in
Hill Auditorium during the day; and
after 7:00 p.m.
Carillon Recital by Percival Price,
University Carillonneur, 7:15 p.m.,
Thurs., May 5, progrm to include
workse by Rubinstein, Rachmaninoff,
Borodin, Rimski-Korsakoff, Prokoviev,
Bortniansky, Tchaikovsky, and a group
of folk songs.
La Petite Causette meets Thurs., May
5 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in the left room
of the Union cafeteria.
Christian'Science Organization Testi-
monial Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thurs., Up-
per Room, Lane Hall.
International Center Tea. Thurs., 4:30-
6:00 p.m. Rackham Building.
Sailing Club. Meeting Thurs. at 7:45
p.m. In 311 W. Eng.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Stu-
dentrBreakfast at Canterbury House,
Thurs., May 5, after the 7:00 a.m. Holy
Communion. Confirmation conducted
by the Right Reverend Archie Crowley,
5:00 p.m., Thurs., May 5, in the Chapel
of Snt Michael and All Angels.
Final Social Seminar. Michigan Chap-
ter, American Society for Public Admin-
istration. T. Ledyard Blakeman, Direc-
tor of the Detroit Area Metropolitan
Regional Planning Commission, will dis-
cuss "Regional Planning and Admini-
strative Action" Thurs., May 5 at 7:45
p.m. in the East Conference Room of
the Rackham Building. Refreshments.
Congregational - Disciples Guil1.
Thurs., May 5, 5:00-5:30 p.m., Mid-week
Meditation in Douglas Chapel.
Baha'i Student Group. Sponsors a
discussion on "Why Religion?" (Baha'%
of course) tonight at 8:30 p.m. in the
League. All interested students invited.
Vespers in the sanctuary of the Pres-
byterlmnChurch sponsored by Westmin-
ster Student Fellowship, 5:10-5:35 p.m.,
Thurs., May 5.
Arts Chorale will meet at 7:00 p.m.
Thurs. in Aud. D Angell Hall. Open to
Russian dance group will meet in the
Michigan League at 7:00 p.m. Russian
coffee hour will meet on the lawn in
front of the library from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Undergraduate Mathematics Club,
tentative program for the Midwest Col-
lege Undergraduate Mathematics Con-
ference of 1955, to be held Sat., May 7.
8:30 a.m. Registration in the Rackham
Building lobby. 9:00 a.m.-12:O0m Stu-
dent lectures in Mason Hall. 2:00 p.m.
Asst. Prof. Raoul Bott will speak 'in
Rackh~am Amphitheater. 3:30 p.m. Asst.
Prof. Jack McLaughlin will speak in
the Rackham Amphitheater.
Congregational-Disciples Guild. 5:30
p.m., Supper Hike, meeting at the Guild
House, returning in time for evening
program of May Festival.
Punch and Tea Hour Fri., May 6 in
the Lane Hall Library, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Canterbury Group is Guild Host.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Can-
HANDLES FORMOSA TALKS:
Menon Doctoring Political Ills
OUR UNIVERSITY presidents are pessimistic
these days, and they have good reason to
At the recently concluded convention of the
National Association of State Universities, the
country's educators took a forward glance to
According to best estimates, college enroll-
ments will double in the next 15 years, going
from 2,500,000 to 5,000,000. With a tig'ht
squeeze, there'll probably be enough space in
the classrooms for the throngs. But there's
little faith that the professors giving the in-
struction will be anywhere near the quality de-
sired. And in many cases, they won't be around
The convention predicted that the best we
can hope for is a shortage of 50,000 professors.
It might be as high as 250,000.
Which means, sa3 the college presidents, that
The Daily Staff
Eugene Hartwig .................. Managing Editor
Dorothy Myfrs .............. .....City Editor
Jon Sobeloff ...................... Editofial Director
teaching staffs will be crowded with "faculty
wives, hapless widows, graduate students in
need of money and men who have failed to
make the grade in business."
AS BAD AS this sounds, there seems to be
little that the colleges have in the way of
solution. It was suggested that classes be en-
larged, as indeed will be necessary, and that
some subjects be taught just ohce a year in-
stead of every semester.
But the heart of the problem lies in the mat-
ter of compensation, and here the presidents
are almost helpless.
One of the representatives slyly commented
that he might have to ask some of the janitors
to teach if they were willing to make the fi-
Somewhere among those five million colle-
gians in 1970, the more capable students, de-
serving of more intimate and special treat-
ment, are going to suffer.
DESPITE all our faith in democracy, it is
questionable that there will be five mil-
lion students in 1970 who deserve or even need
the type of education that college still repre-
The social and financial rewards are causing
By A. I. GOLDBERG
Associated Press Staff Writer
INDIA'S LEAN, falcon-like am-
bassador-at-large now has the
mission of getting direct U.S.-
Red China talks on Formosa start-
ed. A parley in Red Peiping is the
It is a job handed to 57-year-old
Vengalil Krishnam Krishna Men-.
on by India's Prime Minister Ja-
waharlal Nehru. It ties in with
everything Menon has been trying
to do since he swooped onto the
international scene here nearly
four years ago.
Men n, who is so close to Nehru
In forefgn policy matters that it is
difficult to tell where one begins
and the other leaves off, is one of
the mo t active --a ctitioners of
secret diplomacy in the world to-
* * *
BUT IN public statements, too,
he has ranged over the whole of
the world's political problems w ;Lh
a suggested cure for almost e ,e v
ili. all the way frrm divided Vhet
Nam to divided Germany-and a
Some, such as the Nehru-Menon
formula for getting Korea War
prisoners exchanged, have panned
of hair goes, he is a button-holer.
Behind a pillar in an office
building, in the corner of a UN
lounge, behind the closed doors of
a Whitehall office in London, on
an airport apron-he talks, talks,
talks, earnestly and some times
heatedly with the diplomat he has
In public debates in the UN
where he is India's assembly dele-
gation leader, he talks at length
on any current committee subject
-disarmament, H-bombs, atomic
energy, armistice talks, treatment
by South Africa of colored peoples,
colonialism, imperialism, neutral-
ism, economic help for underde-
For years now, Menon has been
calling for Big Four meetings at
the top level, and often he cham-
pioned Big Five meetings with Red
China represented, as the Soviet
* * ,*
HE HAS been calling for a halt
to any more superbomb tests, has
at times supported Russian de-
mands on superbomb bans as a
condition to disarmament, a n d
everlastingly has plugged for Red
China's seating in the UN.
He insists he is not anti-United
It is with this background that
Menon resumes Formosa talks
with Chou that here begun at the
Bandung African-Asian conference
--where Nehru showed his com-
plete confidence in Menon by hav-
ing him as the only other Indian
at Chou's private dinner for lead-
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