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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1955

THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1955

Sixty-Fifth Year
EDITED AND MANAGED BY STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
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Ediiorials printed in The Michigan Daily are written by members of The Daily staff
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THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1955 NIGHT EDITOR: LEW HAMBURGER
DULL ELECTION YEAR:
Campaign Shaping Up
As 1952 All Over Again
PARTY CONVENTIONS are often dull and crats is Adlai Stevenson. Indeed, Adlai is all
are always expensive. In order to avoid set to let fly with his quick-witted oratory in
this annual election year extravaganza, both another presidential campaign.
major parties appear to have already selected Many Democrats here in the state of Michi-
their presidential candidates for 1956. gan are' holding to the belief that Governor
The Republicans seem to have no choice but Williams is a good choice for the 1956 Demo-
to depend upon President Eisenhower's deci- cratic presidential nomination. But at this
sion to run again. According to the experts, and point Stevenson has nearly lapped the entire
the Republicans themselves agree, the "Grand field including Harriman, Kefauver and Will-
Old Party" is dead politically unless they can iams.
boom another "We Want Ike" campaign.
The Republicans have a simple problem on THE DEMOCRATS are worried as to whether
the surface. All they must do is to convince or not Eisenhower will run again. How-
Eisenhower that the nation requires his serv- ever, a few Democrats led by Senator John
ices in the highest office of the land. Thus Sparkman are bold enough to predict that Ste-
might take some doing on the part of leading venson will win "regardless of whom the Re-
Republicans. publicans put up .. . including Eisenhower."
All totaled, everything adds up to a dull
IF IKE GIVES his consent then a nominating 1956 summer full of routine party conventions.
convention will only be a mere formality. If the Republicans can't persuade Ike to run,
On the other hand, if Eisenhower refuses there their evidential nomination will be meaning-
seems to be little advantage in a convention. As less. If Eisenhower does place his hat into the
Vice-President Nixon said recently, "We have ring, the party convention most certainly will
to have a Presidential candidate strong enough hand him the nomination. The Democrats al-
to get the Republican party elected." And ev- ready are set to nominate Stevenson despite
erybody agrees that the only such candidate is the Republican choice.
Eisenhower. It seems quite safe to predict that it will be
On the Democratic side of the fence there is Eisenhower against Stevenson all over again
no problem in the least. The leading and most in 1956.
promising candidate in the eyes of most Demo- --David S. Brown
TODAY AND TOMORROW :
Reds Planning Big Things

The Knock at the Door
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DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

FRED ASTAIRE VEHICLE:
Music, Tragedy in Week's Film Fare

By WALTER LIPPMANN
WE CAN NOW be reasonably certain that
before the meeting at the summit, the
Kremlin will have prepared for itself a posi-
tion of great diplomatic and political strength.
Judging by what we have already seen, the
Kremlin has formed a big program for Europe,
which also will have very far-reaching impli-
cations for Asia.
The program was launched with the Krem-
lin's reversal of its position on the Austrian
treaty. But that was not an isolated act, not
a single gesture. It was quite clearly part of a
new program which has been widely conceivel
and carefully coordinated, and this new pro-
gram is now being put forward item by item,
thesis by thesis. We have not yet seen the
whole of it.
But within the past week the Soviets have
done and have said enough to indicate the gen-
eral shape of things to come.
WE KNOW enough already to say that the
reversal on the Austrian treaty was not
due to a notion .that the Germans could be
beguildled and seduced into accepting a similar
treaty. The Kremlin knows quite well the dif-
ference between the rather simple Austrian
problem and the extremely complicated Ger-
man problem.
The Kremlin's actions in the past week in-
dicate that they may be getting ready to pro-
pose, or at least to negotiate about if we pro-
pose, not only a German settlement but also a
change in the status of the satellite countries
of Eastern Europe.
I may be wholly mistaken. But I cannot think
of any other explanation for some of the key
sentences in the armaments resolution, for the
public recognition of Tito's independence sand
importance, for the recent approaches to Fin-
land, for Mr. Molotov's enthusiasm for the
'principles of the Austrian settlement, and for
what was put into and was left out of the
Warsaw treaty.
ON THE DAY that the Western governments
invited the Soviet to a meeting at the sum-
mit, the Kremlin put out the idea of a with-
drawal of the Red Army beyond the satellites
and behind the Soviet frontier-in return for
American evacuation of its air bases in Eur-
ope. The Kremlin followed this up by announ-
cing, Just as the Austrian treaty was being
concluded, that their leaders were paying a
visit to Belgrade.
They have gone to great lengths to express
Th e Daily Staff
Editorial S1aft
Eugene Hartwig. ........Managing Editor
Dorothy Myers.................,...... City Editor
Jon Sobeloff....................Editorial Director
Pat Roelofs..... .................Associate City Editor
Becky Conrad..........................Associate Editor
Nan Swinehart.....................Associate Editor
Dave Livingston..........................Sports Editor
Hanley Gurwin.................Associate Sports Editor
Warren Wertheimer.........Associate Sports Editor
Roz S&limovitz........................women's Editor
Janet Smith..............Associate Women's Editor
John Hirtzel.......................Chief Photographer
Business Staff
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their approval of three states, Finland, Austria
and Yugoslavia, which have this in common;
that they have national independence and'
that they are not members of either of the
two great military coalitions.
If this notion is attractive to the Germans,
why is it not also attractive to the Czechs, the
Hungarians and he Poles? The Kremlin will
not have overlooked this point. Why did they
begin this diplomatic week by proposing to
negotiate about the withdrawal of the Red
Army from the satellites?
DO NOT KNOW, and I am- certainly not
meaning to predict, that the Soviet Union
has decided to propose a European security sys-
tem with a belt of military neutrals extending
from Scandanavia through middle and East-
ern Europe to the Balkans.
But I think they are at least preparing the
ground in case their proposals for a united
and neutral Germany are met by que'ies and
proposals from the West about Eastern Europe.
In any event, if they are getting ready to
talk about giying Prague and Budapest the
same status as, Vienna, and Warsaw the same
status, perhaps, as Helsinki, there is no good
reason why we should shrink from the nego-
tiation, why we should not seek such a nego-
tiation.
To anyone who takes seriously, as humanly
and in honor Americans must, the liberation of
Eastern Europe, the idea of neutrality, the ex-
tension of a neutral belt to include Eastern.
Europe, is of capital importance. Eastern Eur-
ope cannot be liberated by war; it can only be
devastated by nuclaer weapons.
And Eastern Europe cannot be liberated by
a violent counter-revolution without precipi-
tating the war which would devastate Eastern
Europe. It is, moreover, no use to suppose that
the Kremlin will release Eastern Europe in or-
der that it may join NATO. If, then, the satel-
lite states are to be released from Moscow's
military system without entering our military
system, they must be able to enter a commun-
ity of military neutrals.
This suggests that the best reply the West
can make to the developing Soviet diplomatic
campaign is not to reject the idea of a neutral-
ity belt but to ask that it be widened.
T WOULD BE a mistake, I believe, to have
fixed preconceptions and prejudices about
the idea of military neutrality as the policy
of small, exposed, and vulnerable states. Great
powers like Britain, France and the United
States, like the Soviet Union and Red China,
cannot be neutrals.
But small states can be, often with difficulty,
sometimes without success, but sometimes also
to their national advantage.
The idea of neutrality was not invented by
the Soviets, and they should not now be allow-
ed to monopolize and exploit it for their own
national purposes. The idea of military neutra-
lity, as our own history should remind us, is in
the tradition of our Western society. It has
nothing whatever to do with moral neutrality,
or with political isolation, or with spiritual in-
difference to evil.
A policy of neutrality, like a policy of allian-
ces, is the policy of a state and it is justifiable
or not justifiable by reasons of state. It has to
do with the protection of the vital interests

At the State
FOR THOSE who think Fred As-
taire's dancing career is over,
"Daddy Long Legs" should be quite
a surprise. Not only is 'The Old
Master' back in ystep, but he has
provided himself with some ex-
citingly choreographed numbers
that fill the screen with his special
magic.
About a quarter century has lap-
sed since Astaire established him-
self as Hollywood's number one
male dancer; and some of the
old vitality and agility are gone.
But the electric movements, the
poise and stacatto tap that mark
his style seem indestructable.
* * * *
UNFORTUNATELY, ho wever,
the "Daddy Long Legs" is not an
especially thrilling vehicle for him.
Its often-filmed story concerns an
eccentric millionaire who adopts
an orphan and sends her to col-
lege. The girl has only seen a dis-
torted shadow of her benefactor
and calls him her "Daddy Long
Legs."
Eventually, the benefactory gets
to know the girl; and, as in all
good romances, he marries her.
Audiences loved it in the twenties.
But today its saccarine appeal is
limited.
Thelma Ritter and Fred Clark
contribute laughs in character
comedy roles. Nonetheless, the
film takes too long to get started
and its more than two-hour run-
ning time causes the plot to wear
thin.
* * *
THE FILM relies upon its dan-
ces for entertainment; and these
are, for the most part, enough to

hold the picture together, Astaire
has a three-part ballet and a rhy.,
thm tap, "Dream History of the
Beat," as solos. Both are executed
with verve and polish.
Leslie Caron, his new dance
partner, shines in a glamorized
role, her first straight musical
since "An American In Paris."
Her best work is done in a ballet
which Roland Petit has staged for
her, and in which she appears as
a Hong Kong night club entertain-
er and a Degas-like ballet dancer.
With Astaire, she introduces a
new lowdown dance number,
"Sluefoot," and a ballroom inter-
pretation of "Something's Gotta
Give." But her best work is her
solo ballet offerings.
MISS CARON lacks the sophis-
tication and pose of other Astaire
partners (e.g., Ginger Rogers, Rita
Hayworth, Cyd Charrise) and her
gamin style seems rather inappro-
priate for him. In fact, in her duet
work she often seems rather un-
easy and self-conscious.
"Daddy Long Legs" is, at its
best, a tribute to Fred Astaire.
-Ernest Theodossin
* * *
At Cinema Guild . *.
"OF MICE AND MEN" is a pow-
erfully moving chronicle of
loneliness.
A western in setting only, it is,
paradoxically, a realistic allegory;
one which uses a ,broken hand, an
old dog and rabbits as symbols.
The story's specific concern is
with George (Burgess Meredith),
a wandering ranch hand, and his
devotion to his feeble-minded
cousin, Lennie (Lon Chaney).
George and Lennie stick togeth-

er for companionship and because
they share a Great Dream. When
they have saved enough money,
George says, they're going to get
"a little place-about two acres-
with a cow, and chickens-" "--
And rabbits, George," Lennie says,
his eyes alight with childish won-
der. "All different colors, and I
can tend them, can't I, George?"
S* * *
THIS IS not only their dream,
but the dream of the men they
work with, all wanderers, all lone-
ly, all desperately in need of the
roots their vision offers them.
The story's tragedy lies not in
the hopelessness of the vision, be-
cause for most of the men, the
vision is hopeless and they know
it. But George and Lennie come
so terribly close to making the
Dream a reality, that the pain of
its loss is excrutiating.
Lennie's childlike delight in ani-
mals, his eagerness to please, al-
most laughable at first, becomes
increasingly pathetic. Mae (Betty
Fields) is pathetic too, a young
pretty girl who married to escape
her mother's domination, only to
find herself enmeshed in a worse
kind of domination and unbear-
able loneliness..
MEREDITH'S portrayal of a
man whose devotion leads him to
a terrible deed is polished and con-
vincing. Chaney, as Lennie, is en-
dearing, pathetic and yet terribly
frightening. Miss Field's interpre-
tation of the spoiled and lonely
Mae is splendid. As a matter of
fact, the whole cast is excellent.
Admittedly the movie is depres-
sing, but it is also vastly reward-
ing.
-Tammy Morrison

(Continued from Pge 2)
cially tennis; English-Reading-Penman-
.hip-Spelling-History (Grades 7 and
8th); Home Economics.
New Lenox, Illinois (Lincoln-Way
Community High School, Dist. No. 210)
-Teacher Needs: Art; Core Program
(U.S. History & Am. Literature); Gen-
eral Science; Wrestling Coach (varsity
coach) & Asst. Football Coach; Auto
Driving; Latin; Remedial Reading; Typ-
ing-Bookkeeping.
Venice, Illinois-Teacher Needs: Early
and Later Elementary; Seventh Grade;
Eighth Grade; Grade and H.S. Vocal
Music (Grades 1-12); Girl's Physical Ed-
ucation (woman) Grades 1-12; Band
(man) ' time; 7th Grade time Math-
ematics-Science.
Wheaton, Illinois - Teacher Needs:
12th Grade Civics-Sociology-Guidance;
English-Social Studies
Bagley, Iowa-Teacher Needs: Mathe-
Matics-Science-Study Hall (house will
be furnished to a married man who can
qualify for this position); Music-Band
and Vocal; Home Economics; Will def-
nitely consider a man and wife combi-
nation on any of the above.
Lewiston, Maine - Teacher Needs:
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Assistant: Library cataloguer.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland - Teacher
Needs: Industrial Arts (Jr. High); Vo-
cational Sheet Metal Work, (Several va-
cancies for Industrial Arts).
Chester, Montana - Teacher Needs:
Grade Two - H.S.sPhysical Education
(Fr. & Soph. two classes per week); H.S.
English-Library Supervision-Dramatics.
Grand Island, Nebraska (School Dis-
trict of Grand Island)-Teacher Needs:
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For additional information contact
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Ad-
ministration Bldg., NO 3-1511, Ext. 389.
The following representatives will not
be at the Bureau of Appointments for
interviews but hve the following va-
cancies:
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-Teacher Needs: Early and Later Ele-
mentary-Kdg.--8th Grade.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois-TeacherNeeds:
Physical Education for Boys; Supervi-
sor and Consultant of Music (Elemen-
tary).
Mount Carroll, Illinois (Shimer Col-
lege)-Teacher Needs: Biology; Eng-
lish; Education,
North Chicago, Illinois (Community
High School, District No. 123)-Teach-
er Needs: 9th Grade English (main ac-
cent will be on reading improvement);
English-Journalism (to handle publi-
cation); Social Studies-Audio Visual
Aids; Speech Correctionist.
Park Ridge, Illinois-Teacher Needs:
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tary; Jr. High Librarian.
Riverside, Illinois- - Teacher Needs:
Boy's Physical Education (Jr. High).
Rochelle, Illinois (Rochelle Township
High School)-Teacher Needs: Speech;
Social Studies-Line Coach in Football;
Industrial Arts-Electricity-Metals; Li-
brarian; Home Economics; Girl's Phys-
icil Education-Commerce; Vocational
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Physical Education-Coach (Basketball-
Assistant in Football-Track.
Skokie, Illinois (Skokie District 68)-
-Teacher Needs: Kindergarten, Early
and Later Elementary; Music.
New Canaan, Connecticut - Teacher
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ematics-Science (grades 7 & 8); Eng-
lish-Social Studies (grades 7 & 8); Ear-
ly and Later Elementary (grades 1-5);
Elementary and Jr. High Music-Choral
(grades 1-8); Dental Hygienist.
Lake Mills, Iowa-Teacher Needs: Li-
brarian-English (9th Grade)-7th & 8th
Grade Social Studies or Elementary Art.
Adrian, Michigan (Girls' Training
School)-Teacher Needs: English-Social
Studies (7-8 grades); English-Social
Studies (8-9 grades).
Allen Park, Michigan - Teacher
Needs: Kindergarten; Second; Third or
Fourth Grade; Jr. High 7th Grade.
Almont, Michigan - Teacher Needs:
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lish-Library; Industrial Arts; Commerce
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Armada, Michigan (Armada Rurl Ag-
ricultural School)-Teacher Needs: Kin-
dergarten; First Grade; H.S. English;
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Shorthand, typing, general Business);
Vocal Music.'
Coopersville, Michigan - Teacher
Needs: Seventh Grade; Eighth Grade;
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Dexter, Michigan : (Dexter Agricul-
tural Schools)-Teacher Needs: Indus-
trial Arts.
East Detroit, Michigan - Teacher
Needs: Girl's Physical Education-Eng-
lish (Jr. High); Latin-English (Jr.
High); Mathematics (Jr. High); H.S.

Commercial (man preferred who can do
some assisting with athletic coaching.)
Elk Rapids, 1Tichigan-Teacher Needs:
English-Spanisl; History.
Flat Rock, Michigan-Teacher Needs'
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High Mathematics; H.S. English-Latin-
Latin or a foreign language minor with
sufficient work in Latin-French.
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Needs: H.S. Chemistry-Physics; Reme-
dial Reading; Elementayy (self con-
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5 & 6; Elementary Music-Vocal and In-
strumental.
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English (H.S.); Social Studies-History
and American Gov't.
Imlay City, Michigan-Teacher Needs:
English-Library; Football Assistant-So-
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Commercial; Music (Instrumental); Vo-
cal); Jr. High.
Jackson, Michigan (East Jackson Pub-
lic Schools) - Teacher Needs: Boys'
Physical Education, able to coach some
sports-teach Jr. High English or Mathe-
matics; Girl's Physical Education-Jr.
High English or Social Science.
Marshall, Michigan - Teacher Needs:
Jr. High English (woman preferred);
Music-strings - H.S. Choir (woman);
Second Grade.
Manchester, Michigan-Teacher Needs:
H.S. Social Studies (man pfd.) also take
over as assistant basketball coich; Ele-
mentary-H.S. Vocal Music.
Niles, Michigan-Teacher Needs: Kin-
dergarten; First, Jr. High English; Jr.
High English-Civics; General Shop.
Northville, Michigan-Teacher Needs:
Elementary Art; H.S. Art; English; So-
cial Studies (7th Grade); Mathematics
{8th Grade).
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Jersey-Teacher Needs: Early Elemen-
tary: Fith Grade; Art Assistant to the
Director; Jr. High Mathematics Mathe-
matics-General Science; English-French;
Vocerl Music: H.S. Speech-Dramatics
(man); Girls' Physical Education; Direc-
tor of Guidance and Child Study.
New York, New York-Teacher Needs:
(Board of National Missions) All fields
in various states.
Niagara Falls, New York - Teacher
Needs: Kindergarten; Erly Elementary.
Charlotte, North Carolina - Teacher
Needs: French - Spanish; Fine Arts
(dance and dramatics),
Copley. Ohio-Teacher Needs: Early
and Later Elementary; Industrial Arts-
Social Studies; Socil Studies.
Fayette, Ohio-Teacher Needs: Sci-
ence: Mathematics; English; Varsity
Coach-interested in basketball.
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Dover Centralized School) - Teacher
Needs: Fifth Grade; Sixth Grade; Com-
mercial Studies.
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History-Wrestling coch.
For additional information contact
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Ad-
ministration Bldg., NO 3-1511, Ext. 489.
Beginning Tuies., May 24, the follow-
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the Bureau of Appointments for Inter-
views:
Tuies., May 24
Marlette, Michigan (Marlette Com-
munity School)-Teacher Needs: Chem-
istry-Physics-Biology; Social Studies
(minor English); Commercial (short-
hpnd, office Practice and Typing).
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Howell, Michigan - Teacher Needs:
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strumental Music; Home Economics;
English; Social Studies.
For appointments or additional infor-
mation contact the Bureu of Appoint-
ments, 3528 Administration Bldg., NO
3-1511, Ext. 489.
PERSONNEL REQUESTS:
Mich. Civil Service announces exams
for Bridge Designing Engineer 1, and
Institution Business Executive IV.
Narmco Inc., San Diego, Calif., Is in-
terested in hiring four graduate chem-
ists with the following qualifications:
one organic chem., PhD, with back.
ground in organic compounds of fluor-
ine; two organic chem., MS or PhD, with
bckground in synthesis of high polu-
mers; one organic chem., BS, with good
gen'l background in Chem.
Sacramento Air Material Area, Me.
Clellan Air Force Base, McClellan, Calif.,
is recruiting for Engineering vacancies.
Current vacancies are in fields of Elec-
tronics, Mech., Aero., Ind., and Mate.
rials Engrg.
Smith, Skutt & Young, Jackson,
Mich., need five men with degreebin
accounting for the positions of Jr,
Auditors.
An architect in Ann Arbor wishes to
find an assistant, Special training not
necessary, drafting not necessary but.
helpful. Position includes gen'l office
work, help with drawings, supplies, er-
rands, etc. Man or woman.
U.S. Civil Service, Dept. of Commerce,
Bureku of Public Roads, announces
exam for Engineering Aid, GS-1 through
GS-6. (Highway Surveys, Construction
and Research).
For further information contact the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Ad. Bldg,
Ext. 371.
PERSONAL INTERVIEW:
The representative from the following
company will be at the Bureau of Ap-
pointments:
Tues., May 24
Employers Mutual Liability, Detroit,
Mich.-men for Sales in Mich.
For appointments contact the Bureu
of Appointments, 3528 Ad. Bldg., Ext.,
371.
Lectures
Hopwood Lecture. Archibald MacLeish
will speak on Modern Poetry: "Why
Can't They Say What They Mean," in-
Rackham Lecture Hall Thurs., May 19
at 4:15 p.m. Presentation of the Hop-
wood Awards for 1955 will follow the
lecture. Open to the public.
Department of Astronomy. Visitors
Night. Fri., May 20, 8 p.m., Rm. 2003
Angell Hall. Dr. Lawrence H. Aller will
speak on the subject, "Star Clusters."
Following the illustrated talk the Ob-
servatory on the fifth floor of Angell
Hall will be open until 10 p.m. for ob-
servations of Saturn and the Hercules
cluster. Children welcomed, but must
be accompanied by Adults.
Academic Notices
Seminar in Organic Chemistry. Thurs.,
May 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 1300 Chem-
istry. John J. Cpllahan will speak on
"Nucleophilic Displacements in Nitro-
phenyl Halides."
Seminar in Analytical - Inorganic-
Physical Chemistry. Thurs., May 19 at
7:30 p.m. in Room 3005 Chemistry. Sis-

ter Mary Brandon Hudson will speak on
"Spectrophotometric Measurements of
Molecular Complexes."
402 Interdisciplinary Seminar on the
Application of MAtliematics to Social
Science will meet Thurs., May 19, Room
3401 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. Philip Runkel
will speak on "Formalizations of New-
comb's A-B-X System."
Seminar in Applied Mathematics will
meet Thurs., May 19, at 4:00 p.m. in
Room 247 West Engineering. Dr. T.
Kaplan of WRRC will speak on "Power
Spectra and Pulse Radar."
Seminar in Mathematical Statistics
will meet Thurs., May 19, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
in Room 3010 Angell .Hall. Donald
Lamphiear will speak on Chapter 12 of
Cochran's Sampling Techniques.
Doctoral Examination for William Al-
lan Lunk, Zoology; thesis: "The Rough-
winged Swallow: A Comparative Study
Base on Its Breeding Biology in South-
ern Michigan," Thurs., May 19, 2089
Natural Science Building, at 2:00 p.m.
Chairman, J. VanTyne.
Doctoral Examination for Grace Jean
Thomas, Zoology; thesis: "Some Aspects
of the Biology of Sphaerium (Museu-
lium) Partumeum (Say), Thurs., Mgy
19, 2089 Natural Science Building, at
9:00 a.m. Chairman, F. E. Eggleton.
Doctoral Examination for Robert Ar-
thur Gillies, Bacteriology; thesis: "A
Comparison of the Effects of Radiation
and Heat Sterilization of Nutrilites on
the Rate and Yield of Lactic Acid Fer-

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Distractions Eliminated
To the Editor:
IN REPLY to the editorial that
appeared in the Daily a few days
ago concerning the advisability of
having girl cheerleaders, I would
like to submit the following from
the United Press.
"Tennessee, which previously
hired a new football coach, took
another step today to make sure
the students will be watching the
team next semester. It benched its
pretty, lightly-clad girl cheerlead-
ers and trotted out an all-male pep
squad.
"'And we're not happy,' sum-
med up Nancy Boone, 20-year-old
sophomorecheerleader from Tren-
ton, Tenn. I think we can do
backflips and cartwheels, as good
as anybody.'
"That was exactly what caused
the complaint. 'The girls have just
been distracting the men student
rooters,' said one campus leader.
'They spend their time ogling and
whistling and leering instead of
cheering.' "
Need more be said? ?

Panhellenic rushing registration
system.
Statement: "Panhel now plans
to allow freshmen and transfer
students even less time to resolve
the question of independent vs.
affiliated living,"
Fact: The new student will not
have to decide if she will join a
sorority or not until after the
rushing period. The rushing is
merely an opportunity to allow
girls to get an idea of what sor-
ority life is like, and not to force
anyone to join.
Statement: "Michigan is not a
sorority - conscious school. The
number of affiliated women are in
the minority."
Fact: Rushing every year, al-
most without exception, fills the
sorority quota. . The relative size
of the system, as compared to the
total female attendance at the
University is due to lack of facili-
ties not the lack of interest or de-
sire to join a sorority. Already this
year, one new sorority has been
added to the system because of the
intensive demand. The new Pan-
hel plan, if it makes more girls re-
alize that they owe it to them-

tolerance and freedom are the
highest human ideals. In my final
letter to The Daily, I would like to
substitute his tolerance with love
and freedom with service.
Mr. Kormes, you haven't com-
pletely humanized yourself if you
only tolerate people; you must like
them. And your life is still empty
if all you have is freedom; you can
grant life meaning only by direct-
ing it toward some positive good.
It is my belief that the highest
good is to alleviate the suffering
of other human beings so that they
too may love and serve humanity.
The tolerance and freedom which
Mr. Kormes suggests are, at best,
negative descriptions of man's true
calling.
-Bernie Backhaut, '55
* *
Only FDR . . .
To the Editor:
IN THE Tuesday issue of The
Daily Drew Pearson wrote as
follows:
"There have been few governors
of New York in recent years who

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