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FRIDAY, MAY 6, 1955


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QIEJp Mirligatt ailJ
Sixty-Fifth Year

What's a guy like that coming to college for, anyway?

Ormandy, Serkin Excel
In Opening Concert
EUGENE ORMANDY opened the 1955 May Festival by conducting his
recent transcrpition of the Bach Prelude and Fugue in C minor,
originally written for the organ. He has made a number of such trans-
scriptions, believing that in this way, Bach can be brought to a great-
er audience.

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only. This must be noted in all reprints.

Secretary Perplexed
By Poitical Croquet

is in the same rather uncomfortable posi-
tion as a personable lady of our acquaintance
named Alice. Mr. Dulles' difficulties are com-
plicated by the fact that the characters in his
drama have relatively unpronouncable names,
but the situation is nevertheless amazingly
The Queen of Hearts was at the source of
Alice's problems. The young girl wanders quite
innocently onto the scene, and for reasons she
long ago gave up trying to understand, sudden-
lyfinds herself an active participant in a most
unusual croquet game. The Queen demands
that Alice play, and play she must. If Alice
doesn't manage properly, she is even in serious
danger of losing her head.
MR. DULLES isn't really certain who is the
cause of his perplexities. In South Viet
Nam he is finding it difficult distinguishing
between the power behind the premier named
Ngo Dinh Diem and the strength behind the
supposed top official Bao Dai.
The situation is further complicated by Pre-
mier Diem's bid for power via skirmishes in
his capital, which isn't really his capital ac-.
cording to Chief of State Bao Dai. Dai is at his
lilla on the French Riviera, at present, but he
likes to send out cables on the matter from his
Cannes retreat.
The Red Queen was highly sensitive. You
had to play the game her way because she
went around shouting "Off with her head!"
if you didn't. The croquet balls were live hedge-
hogs, the mallets live flamingoes, and the sol-
diers had to double themselves up and stand
on their hands and feet to make the arches.
ALICE WAS HAVING a little difficulty by
the time she had got her flamingo in po-
sition, with its body tucked under her arm and
its neck straightened out, the hedgehog had
unrolled itself and was in the act of crawling
away. The players all played at once without
waiting for turns, quarreling all the while and
fighting for the hedgehogs, while the Queen
stamped about shouting "Off with his head."
Mr. Dulles doesn't have to worry about a Red
Queen, but he has French, Nationalist, Com-
munist and American policies to reckon with,
plus a powerful organization of bandits who
control the brothels of Saigon and have been
in the habit of controlling the city as well. The
French government is technically in control of
South Viet Nam. They were technically in con-
trol of North Viet Nam too, but they gave that
to the Communists last year as a way out of
their own difficulties.
Bao Dal was appointed by the French when
North and South were one. When Dai's do-
main dwindled down to South Viet Nam, Ngo
Dinh Diem was installed premier under him,
at the urging of the United States, to keep
things going. Meanwhile, Dai went off to the
Riviera, and left Diem to his own resources.
RIGHT ABOUT this time the croquet game
gets going in full swing. Premier Diem
tries to establish his own government and sets
up a "Revolutionary Committee." A high
French official calls the committee a "comedy."
French Premier Edgar Faure says that it ha
become apparent that Diem is no longer equal
to the task of governing.
Enter the United States who, like Alice, isn't
at all certain what it's doing there. But pour-
ing quite a bit of money into the game, it can
be said to have the right to an opinion. The
general attitude on Capitol Hill is to back Diem

to the hilt, while France emphatically shakes
her head no. And latest reports indicate that'
Premiere Diem is working steadily to establish
himself as legal head of the government.
Alice didn't try to make sense out of the
game, she just went ahead and tried to keep he'
head intact. After a while she went off and
joined a lobster-quadrille. The Queen on the
other hand had her own way of settling diffi-
culties, which required keeping an executioner
As for Secretary Dulles, he has a retreat at
Duck Island up in Lake Ontario if things get
too bad.
Maybe Bao Dai has the right idea-a villa at
Cannes is better than a troublesome hedgehog
any day.
-Debra Durchslag
No Evidence of
Economic Favoritism
N, SPITE OF ominous predictions, the Uni-
versity will remain financially sound . for
another year. Objectors who feared that the
Michigan State College name change, effective
on July 1, would reduce the amount of appro-
priations granted to the University can sit
back and relax.
Last fall, the University requested a $23,903-
394 operating cost for 1955-56 from the State
Legislature. In a bill introduced last Tuesday,
the Senate proposed that the University be
given an operationa expense account amount-
ing to $23,000,000. It's not a perfect score, but
the record shows it is nearly a two million dol-
lar increase over last year's budget.
The Senate has also suggested granting some
13 and a half million as construction cost to
all the combined state educational institu-
tions. How much of this sum would be appro-
priated to the University or to its neighbor in
East Lansing is still a matter of guesswork.
As things stand now though, there is no evi-
dence that the State Legislature intends to
play economic favorites.
-Mary Lee Dingier
New Books at the Library
Allen, Fred-Treadmill to Oblivion, Boston,
Little, Brown, 1955.
Bainbridge, John-Garbo, New York, Double-
day, 1955.
Barth, Alan-Government by Investigation;
New York, Viking, 1955.
Barton, Donald R.-Once in Aleppo; New
York, Scribner, 1955.
Beach, Edward L.-Run Silent, Run Deep;
New York, Holt, 1955.
Briggs, Margaret-Daughter of the Khans;
New York, Norton, 1955.
Brooks, Van Wyck-John Sloan, A Painter's
Life; New York, Dutton, 1955.
Byrnes, Thomas-All My Darlings; New York,
Crowell, 1955.
Caldwell, John C. - Still the Rice Grows
Green; Chicago, Regnery, 1955.
Chang, Eileen-The Rice-Sprout Song; New
York, Scribner, 1955.
Chapin, Victor-The Hill; New York, Rine-
hart, 1955.
Churchill, Peter-Duel of Wits; New York,
Putnam, 1955.
Coates, Austin-Invitation to an Eastern
Feast; New York, Harper, 1955.

In his orchestral realization, N
choirs beautifully by bringing out
the thematic voicings through the
various instrumental colors. There
was a great broadness of tone
which never was taken out of bal-
ance by too great a climax. A s-
tained feeling mounted as the
work progressed, creating an in-
ner intensity. Even in the climax of
the Fugue, the effectiveness came
through a restrain rather than a
THE BEETHOVEN seemed con-
ceived in the sense of contrast
and rhythmic acuteness. Here too,
Mr. Ormandy kept the orchestra
within a dynamic plain, not let-
ting loose its full powers until the
final movement.
This made for a feeling of ex-
pectancy which united the inter-
pretation. Though the Fifth Sym-
phony is often programmed, it did
not suffer last night from a trt-
ness of expression.
Rudolf Serkin has played with
the Philadelphia Orchestra more
than any other pianist, which un-
doubtedly is one reason for the
feeling of ensemble between the
soloist and the, orchestra last
Artists- love to play under Mr.
Ormandy because he works with
them and not against them. This
is of particular importance with
the Brahms Concerto, for it is the
union of both forces as developed
by Brahms.
-* * *


. Ormandy used the instrumental


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-By Mike Marder

Red Espionage Worries FBI

WASHINGTON-While the Mc-
Carthyites have been preoccu-
pied with Red sins of the past,
today's Communists are dropping
out of sight into a new under-,
ground. These are the hard-core,
Moscow-disciplined Commies who
constitute the real threat to our
internal security-not the stray,
misguided individuals who drifted
into Red fronts in the 1930's.
The FBI has picked up alarm-
ing reports about this new Red
underground, which began taking
shape after the Communist Party
stopped issuing membership cards
in 1948. To thwart the FBI, the
Communist underground has des-
troyed all records, set up superse-
cret hiding places and taken ex-
treme security measures.
The security is so strict that Red
underground members actually
undergo facial surgery, assume
other permanent disguises, find
new occupations and cut themsel-
ves off completely from old friends
and acquaintances. They adopt
brand new personalities, move in-
to new communities and blend as
inconspicuously as possible into
the population.
* * *
LATELY, Communist couples
have been moving into key indus-
trial areas, such as Pittsburgh and
Detroit, seeking work in defense
plants, according to FBI sources.
To avoid suspicion, these under-
ground couples steer clear of any-
thing that even remotely smacks
of Communism. They pose usually
as quiet, conservative couples, but
they are known to the FBI as
"sleepers"-ready to serve as active
Red agents in time of national
As another precaution, the Com-
mies rotate through the under-
ground, keeping it constantly mo-
bile. The old Communist Party
leaders, still functioning above-
ground, are merely figureheads.
The real leadership is now run-
ning the underground.
* * *
IT WAS THE New York Herald
Tribune, a Rock-of-Gibraltar Re-
publican newspaper, that finally
pressured Oveta Culp Hobby, Se-
cretary of Health, Education and

Welfare, into considering Federal
controls on Salk vaccine.
Previously, she has insisted on
keeping Federal fingers out of the
distribution problem, despite the
fact that her department sees to it
that other vaccines, used to immu-
nize children against diptheria,
smallpox, whooping cough, and
tetanus, are made available to par-
ents too poor to buy them.
In other words,, Mrs. Hobby has
been following one policy for ev-
eryday vaccines and an opposite
policy for the new Salk vaccine.
Yet the demand for Salk shots has
reached such hysterical pitch that
Federal controls are far more ne-
cessary for the polio vaccine.
s * s
MRS. HOBBY'S eyes were fin-
ally jarred open by a front-page,
Herald Tribune editorial, calling
upon her to intervene so young
children and pregnanit women
would get their shots first as pro-
posed by Senator Morse of Oregon
three weeks ago.
With this powerful GOP paper
jolting the national clamor against
the Administration's procrastina-
tion, Mrs. Hobby relented a bit.

She reversed herself and agreed to
recomment Federal controls "if
* * *
DESPITE THE growing Soviet
submarine menace, the Navy has
placed first priority on big aircraft
carriers instead of submarine kill-
ers. Real fact is the big carriers
are being designed to deliver the
atomic bomb against an enemy, a
mission that has been assigned to
the Air Force while the Navy has
complete responsibility for keeping
the oceans safe for American ship-
The Admirals have assigned top
priority to construction of another
supercarrier, so huge it can't move
from the Atlantic to the Pacific
without sailing all the way around
the tip of South America. Second
priority will go to remodeling six
attack carriers, complete with fan-
cy new angled decks.
Third on the priority list, the
Navy will get around to building
seven sub-killing destroyers. Con-
struction of two new atomic sub-
marines is fourth on the list. Guid-
ed-missile subs and ships are also
far down the list.
(Copyright 1955, by the Bell Syndicate)

International Agreements
Aid Peace Uses of atom

MR SERKIN plays with a tre-
mendously energetic, nervous
drive. He is capable of great ten-
derness, as shown during the third
movement of the concerto. The pi-
ano became a part of the orches-
tra, though certainly not subserv-
iant. The unity was brought to an
exciting high point in the last
movement, which made up for a
rather rough beginning.
The string section of the orches-
tra was particularly notable
throughout the concert. The cellos
were wonderful in their dialog with
the piano in the third moverment
of the Brahms.
--Margaret Wappler
'Ma & Pa'--
Need More
Be Said?
THE NAME of the picture is "Ma
and Pa Kettle at Waikiki."
Need more be said?
For the purposes of clarifica-
tion, however: if the sight of a
shoddy man and a well-dressed
dowager falling, fully clothed, in-
to a swimming pool provokes gales
of laughter from you, if you are
apt to guffaw uproariously at lit-
tle children pelting grown men
with all manner of soft foodstuffs,
if the vision of Marjorie Main in
a sarong causes your senses to reel,
if 'merely the names Ma and Pa
Kettle on the screen set your eyes
a-twinkling and your funny-bone
a-twitter, then this is the picture
for you.
If not, you had better beware.
ALL THESE things and more
take place in the latest opus con-
cerning that typical American
couple, played by Percy Kilbride
and Miss Main, as they raise hav-
oc in a pineapple juice factory and
generally wreck the Hawaiian Is-
lands in a manner that would
make Martin and Lewis green
with envy.
The plot, which is only a means
to an end, centers on the fact that
Pa Kettle is asked to take over a
large fruit cannery in the islands
by his cousin who must retire be-
cause of his health. (His cousin
suffers a heart-attack after swal-
lowing a large stein of shaving
cream. A-hah-hah-hah.)
* * *
THE CONFLICT comes when a
rival group of businessmen tries
to take control from Pa by way of
hiring some nasty crooks to kid-
nap the old soul.
All of this provides a framework
for various deeds of derring-do by
Ma and some renegade islanders,
also giving opportunities for comi-
cal situations.
Along with the fruit throwing
and pool dunking, there are also
little things that must come under
the heading of "jokes" for want
of something better. Example:
Rich society woman says to Ma
who is sitting under a sun-lamp,
"I like Sir Frances Bacon. Do you
like Bacon?"

Academic Notices
Freshman Engineers. Pick up Mentor
Grades Fri. p.m., May 6, Sat. a.m., May
7, Mon., May 9, Tues., May 10.
Astronomical Colloquium Fri., May
6, 4:15 p.m., the Observatory. Dr. G. K.
Batchelor will speak on the subject,
"Turbulent Motion with Temperature
Doctoral Examination for John Ro-
land Benish English Language and Lit-
erature; thesis: "George Meredith and
Samuel Alexander: An Intellectual Kin-
ship of Poet and Philosopher," Fri.,
May 6, East Council Room, Rackham
Bldg., at 3:00 p.m. Chairman, J. L. Da-
Doctoral Examination for Stefan Val-
avanis vail, Economics; thesis: "An
Econometric Model of Growth; U.S.A.,
1869-1953," May 6, 105 Economics Bldg.,
at 2:00 p.m. Chairman, D. B. Suits.
Logic seminar will meet Fri., May 6
at 4:00 p.m. in 3010 Angell Hall. Dr.
Buchi willspeak on "The Syntactio
Definition of Definability."
Electrical Engineering Colloquium.
Fri., May 6, Fri., May 13. J. E. Rowe, Re-
search Assoc., ERI, will speak on,
"Large Signal Traveling-Wave Amplifi-
er Analysis." Coffee 4:00 p.m. Room 2500
E.E. Talk 4:30 p.m. Room 2084. Topi
on May 6 will be "Information for Am-
plifier Design," and on May 13, Solu-
tion of the Large-Signal Equations on
MIDAC." Open to the public.
Doctoral Examination for Murray
John Copeland, Geology; thesis: "The
Upper Carboniferous Arthropods from
the Maritime Provinces of Canada,"
Fri., May 6, 4065 Natural Science Build-
ing, at 10:00 a.m. Chairman, R. V. Kes-
Biological chemistry Seminar. Dr. El
don Sutton will speak on "Factors Af-
fecting Excretion of Amino Acids;"
Room 319 West Medical Building, Sat,
May 7, at 10:00 a.m.
Doctoral Examination for John An-
thony Modrick, Psychology; thesis: "The
Role of Instructions and Differential
Reward in Human Learning with Par-
tial Reinforcement," Sat., May 7, 7611
Haven Hall, at 11:00 a.m. Chairman, J.
D. Birch.
Doctoral Examination for Alan Moune
Markman, English Language and Lit.
erature, thesis: "Sir Gawain of Brit-
ain: A Study of the Romance Elements
in the British Gawain Literature," Set
May 7, 2601 Haven Hall, at 10:00 a.m.
Chairman, J. R. Reinharc.
May Festival Concerts will take place
in Hill Auditorium, as follows:
FRI., MAY 6, 8:30 p.m. University
Choral Union in Beethoven's "Miss
Solemnis," with Lois Marshall, soprano;
Nell Rankin, contralto; Leslie Chabay
tenor; and Morley Meredith, baritone;
Philadelphia 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 Art 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
Sultne" (Couperin); Songs by Handel,.
Brahms and Copland; Dello Joio'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.
Program: Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana"
and Prokofieff Concerto No. 3 in O
SUN., MAY 8, 8:30 p.m. Rise Stevens,
Mezzo-soprano;Philadelphi 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
F minor.
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.
Student Recital. Janet LaFramboise,
pianist, will present a recital in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for the
Master of Music degree at 8:30 p.m.,
Mon., May 9, in the Rackham Assembly
Hall. Program: Bach, Beethoven, Paray,
Schumann; open to the public. Miss
La Framboise studies with Joseph

Events Today
Punch and Tea Hour Fri., May 6 in
the Lane Hidl Library, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Canterbury Group is Guild Host.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Can-
terbury Coffee Clatch from 4:00-6:00
p.m., Fri., May 6, at Canterbury House.
Canterbury Campus Series. Prof. Sheri-
dan Baker, Department of English, will
read and comment on classics of reli-






Murry Frymer -
Segregation at Mississippi

Associated Press News Analyst
THE GROWING number of in-
ternational agreements for de-
velopment of peaceful uses for the
atom suggests a snowballing mo-
tion toward the atomic future.
The United States has just
signed an agreement to lease ura-
nium to Turkey and provide the
technical assistance needed for
building and operating a reactor
This agreement is merely the
first of quite a number expected
to go through soon, a number
which probably will be greatly in-

INTEGRATION in Southern colleges may be
just around the corner, but it will still be a
while before the white students are going to go
along with it.
The University of Mississippi students were
recently polled as to their feelings on segrega-
tion. Fifty-one percent voted on continued re-
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striction of Negroes at the University. However
only seven percent okayed immediate entrance.
The other fell somewhere in between the two
More interesting than the vote itself were
some of the opinions expressed along with
In the pro-integration group, sentiment fell
into what might be called "moralist, inevit-
ablist, and democratic" feelings.
"IT IS A coming event and we shall not pro-
gress from running away from the issue"
was a prevalent opinion.
On the other side, the opinion was significant
mainly because of its apologetic tone. There
seems to be little "Whites shouldn't go to col-
lege with Negroes" feeling expressed now.
It's more often stated: "I don't think the Ne-
groes WANT to go to school with the whites."
Other pro-segregationists express their fears
not so much toward mixed schools, but to what
it might lead to. For example, many Mississip-
pians said that the admission of Negroes would
inevitably lead to inter-marriage.

- A'0. ( C
Y 3 ) I

creased after this summer's con-
ference of experts on the best ways1
of exploiting the Eisenhower-Unit-j
ed Nations proposal.
TWO SMALLER nations-Hol-
land and Norway-already are co-
operating in the operation of a
reactor in Holland.
They and ten other European
nations also are cooperating, un-
der the auspices of the United Na-
tions, in construction of a reactor
in Switzerland as a center for nu-
clear research. This plant is well
under way.
Norway announced March 24
that she was working on an atom-
ic-powered merchant ship which
would demonstrate the possibilities
in the ports of the world, and a
month later President Eisenhower
announced a similar project for
the United States.
trying to develop portable plants
which could be leased or loaned to
power-hungry spots, plants which
might even supply the power for
building other permanent plants,
or for other industrial construc-
tion in underdeveloped areas.
All of this points to something
like a "crash" program to tie the
free world's health and economy
to the atom years before it has
been anticipated.
* * *
TEN YEARS ago nuclear fission





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