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SUNDAY Y 22, 1955


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Sixty-Fifth Year



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.
Four Rewarding Years;
Promise For the Future

Daily Managing Editor
AMONG other things it has become tradi-
tional, and I suppose properly so, for the
retiring managing editor at this time of year
to record his impressions of the University term
drawing to a close.
A GENUINE FEATHER in the University's
cap this year was final announcement of
the Salk polio vaccine success. For twenty-four
brief hours the attention of the world was fo-
cused on Ann Arbor as the Uiversity of Pitts-
burgh scientist and his Michigan colleague, Dr.
Thomas Francis, released news of an almost
dertain preventative for the dread poliomyeli-
This was the highpoint of a year that began
with very ominous clouds hovering over the
academic community. Regrettably the Univer-
sity's role in the vaccine success will be quickly
forgotten by a public which is used to taking
such things for granted. The late summer dis-
missals cases, however, have left a scar on the
academic community that may take many years
to disappear.
Few people will contest that the three prin-
ciples in the dismissals cases were given every
opportunity for a fair hearing within the Uni-
versity. And many will say that in the final
analysis the right decision was reached. The
real scar is internal rather than the mere sur-
face wound to its public relations the Univers-
ity sustained in being forced to dismiss two of
its own family for alleged subversive activity.
The prestige and morale of a very proud
faculty suffered severe hurt from the admin-
istration's disregard for its considered opinion
in the Nickerson case. This disregard relegated
faculty opinion to a poor second place in a
matter which directly involved and concerned
the faculty. It served notice once more that ad-
ministration is not really a part of the faculty
but a distinct and separate entity which must
base its actions primarily on expediency and
the demands of the times rather than on a re-
gard for the integrity of the academic com-
munity as a whole. This is not to accuse the
administration or the Regents of a lack of in-
tegrity in the handling of the whole matter, but
rather of a failure to recognize the dominant
role the faculty has a right and a responsibili-
ty to exercise in judging the actions of one of
its own body. In its failure to recognize this
fact, the administration established a precedent
and took a step in the direction of regarding
the faculty as mere employees and not as a
body of scholars.
IT IS WELL to make a distinction here. A
university is properly made up of its faculty
and its student body. Administration is the
necessary product of the growth and complex-
ity of the institution. For convenience, admin-
istration must attend to the day to day mat-
ters of running the university and be in a po-
sition to formalize and execute policies that will
maintain the quality and further the progress
of the institution. In this scheme of things the
faculty, in our case the Faculty Senate, should
be the chief agency for determining basic poli-
cy, the standards and rules of the institution
and for regulating the professional competency
of its members. This being done the function
of the administration is to execute and effect
necessary measures to carry out this policy.
Logically, in this community of scholars, the
voice of the students also should carry some
considerable weight with the administration on
matters affecting them. Such is the traditional
view of a university.
In this light the administration's action to
dismiss Nickeison over the objections of the
faculty reveals a basic difference in phliosophy.
The administration is departming from the
older tradition by regarding the university
structure as a hierarchy. The faculty and stu-
dent body are subordinate components parts,
with the administration and Regents having
ultiniate responsibility for determining policy
that is in "the best interests of the university."
Unfortunately "the best interests of the Uni-
versity" have too often been defined in terms
ofwhat is best for the University's public re-
lations program. The logical outcome of such
a philosophy is the relegation of the faculty
to the level of employees and the student
body to the simple position of "hearers of the

There are many, this writer among them,
who would contest the wisdom of such a phi-
losophy. It may provide an effective answer to
demands for mass education, but it is a per-
version of the concept of a university as a
community of scholars seeking to search out the
truth and enlarge the scope of human under-
standing. The new philosophy is a denial of
academic freedom in its very fundamental
The sad part of all of this is the role the
faculty has played in its own demise. They have
sat back complacently, said little at their Sen-
ate meetings and allowed the administration to
assume the tntal hurden for vnnninz the affairs

couraging delays in Regents' approval of the
new Student Government Council, the campus
got around to one of the liveliest elections in
recent years at the final Student Legislature
balloting in December.
As was expected the student body overwhelm-
ingly voted for SGC and, following Regents' ap-
proval in December, the campus settled down
for the coming election to the new group in
March. Meanwhile campus attention was mo-
mentarily diverted by the unfortunate efforts
of the moribund Legislature to dispose of its
remaining finances.
Once eected, Student Government Council
set about with dispatch to formalize its organ-
ization and structure and begin to tackle some
of the problems confronting the student body.
MOST SIGNIFICANT of its early actions was
to request the vice-president for student
affairs to name a committee to study the stu-
dent driving regulations. This committee when
it is finally constituted has a mandate from
SGC to come up with concrete suggestions for
modifying the irksome ban on automobiles.
Creation of this study group is particularly
encouraging because it represents a new ap-
proach to handling major problems in the
student area. Instead of an entirely student
group coming up with a proposal which could
be conveniently ignored by the administration
and Regents, the driving committee will in-
clude representatives not only from the stu-
dent body, but also from the faculty, admin-
istration and city-all groups most vitally con-
cerned with the problem.
By agreeing to establish the study group the
administration has at long last officially admit-
ted that the present driving regulations consti-
tute a real problem area. They will be hard
put to find reasons for not considering the
suggestions of a group in which are represent-
ed members of the administration itself.
Since there is also an eight-week time limit
on the committee, the campus can expect to
see some action one way or another on this
issue next year. Student Government Council
will be derelict in its responsibility to the cam-.
pus if it fails to press to a successful conclu-
sion the findings and proposals of the driving
committee when they are finally arrived at next
Regarding the ban itself, enough has already
been said about the unfairness of its opera-
tion, particularly this last year. Suffice it to
say that scientific methods of detecting stu-
dent auto license numbers are not the way to
build a loyal student body that will observe
the saner regulations or provide the admini-
stration with necessary support in another
name-change issue.
The record of Student Government Council
to date has been encouraging, but should it
fail in the future to seize the. .initiative in
tackling campus-wide issues and student
problems, the chief reason for its existence
will have vanished, Regulation of student ac-
tivities is only one aspect of SGC's functions; to
be worthy of the name of student government
it must vigorously represent student sentiment
and formalize it into a plan of action.
I WOULD BE remiss if I failed to acknowledge
the many people who have contributed to
making the past year personally rewarding.
My thanks and best wishes go to the members
of my senior staff: Dorothy 'Myers, ebullient
and tireless first woman city editor; Jon Sobe-
loff, our droll editorial director; Becky Con-
rad, who pioneered with the magazine section;
Pat Roelofs, fighting liberal of the staff; and
Nan Swinehart, whose patient eforts with the
training program insured our perpetuation for
at least several years to come.
A word of tribute to Roz Schlimovitz and her
women's staff for keeping campus society life on
its traditionally high plane, and to Dave Liv-
ingston and his sports crew for keeping break-
fast tables all over campus informed about
the goings on at Ferry Field.
Best luck to the shrewdest business manager
I have known, Lois Pollak; to shop superin-
tendent Ken Chatters and his staff for a su-
perb job on the production end; to Prof. John
Reed and the Board in Control for their loyal
support during what could have been a trying
year; and to the hundreds who make up the
publications staff for their sacrifices and con-

tributions to a good year for the paper.
None of us can forget the understanding
counsel of Dean Rea, the delightful thorough-
ness and person of Mrs. Callahan, new SGC
scribe; the wonderful metaphors of Dean Ba-
con; and the close companionship of this year's
"student leaders" Tom Leopold, Stan Levy,
John Baity, Tawfiq Khoury, Lucy Landers and
Hazel Frank.
My best regards to Vice-President Lewis for
a successful beginning to a difficult job: to Uni-
versity Relations Director Brandon for his help
and support; to President Hatcher for his in-
creasing understanding of student problems,
and to the Board of Regents for their approval
of the badly needed activities center.


Ode to Edifice .. .
To the Editor:
VIEWS on the Physical Campus,
My classes grow better each
And the joys of my classrooms
I frantically sing
While persuading myself that I
love to share
My econ notes with the spider
up there
Who crawls through my books
and spins webs in my hair.
I am treated to heat from the
pipes holding steam,
Or a steady drip-drip on my left
shoulder seam
As I sit, taking econ notes, ream
upon ream,
While I follow the lecture, and
try not to dream.
While at French I sit reading
literature rare
And, emerging, view bats all es-
caped from their lair
Busy filling themselves with Ro-
mance Building air.
Quelle domage! Quelle belle
smelle! Quelle construction divine!
Ah, the glories of Michigan real-
1y are mine ...
If I studied old buildings, this
all would be fine!
I'm here for my studies, and
should not complain
If the taxpayers don't want to
build these again.
But my feet feel the creaks,
and my ears hear the snorts
Of the boards in the stairs that
are all out of sorts.
I fear, in the future, to every-
one's ire,
There may be some meaning in,
"Hey, where's the fire?"
And when smoke has all
cleared, and the bidding is made
For the parts that are left; and
insurance is paid--

Then I'll laugh with survivors
whose sitting is done
In halls eighty years old, un-
touched by the sun.
-Martin Buchman, '57
Intellectual Snobbery.
To the Editor:
"Gentlemen, the Queens" was
one of the greatest pieces of blase
intellectual snobbery that this
writer has recently encountered. It
seems to be the customary policy
of Daily reviewers to pan virtually
all the great artists that appear
on this campus. As evidenced by
the many letters of protest that
have been printed in the past, this
habit has proved distasteful t4
many students.
The review of Miss Hayes' play
reached a new low. To this read-
er it seems presumptious enough
that students set themselves up as
critics of the arts. This seems com-
parable to a beginning physics
student's attempting to evaluate
Einstein's theory of relativity. The
least that student reviewers can
be expected to do is to be intellec-
tually honest in their appraisals.
Nowhere in the review of the Dra-
ma Season production is there an
evaluation of Miss Hayes' great
The chief criticism of the pro-
duction seems to be that a "show-
case" of the versatility of the star
is offered rather than a single
dramatic production. This certain-
ly is one of the production's chief
assets, for the playgoer is allowed
to see the many facets of Miss
Hayes' brilliant career during the
course of a single evening. Seeing
the contrast between the actress'
interpretation of Lady MacBeth
and Queen Victoria ,was neither
dull nor uninteresting but a rare
theatrical experience.
It is hoped that unfair reviews
such as this do not discourage
talented artists from appearing on
this campus in the future.
-Angello Hampares, '55L



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Ike Pressured To Run Again

THE PRESSURE on Eisenhower
to run again has become so in-
tense that close White House ad-
visers are throwing up to him'the
example of George Humphrey and
Charles E. Wilson in surrendering
"millions" to serve their country.
The Secretary of the Treasury
and the Secretary of Defense have
even tactfully reminded the Pres-
ident of their own sacrifices for
their country and suggested that
he too should sacrifice for a sec-
ond term. They made this sugges-
tion even though Humphrey
dodged Senatorial questions about
selling his stock, and though Wil-
son has been wanting to return to
private life,
THERE'S NOT complete agree-
ment among Republicans about
Eisenhower's future, however, and
that was the backstage reason for
the speech of Sen-Margaret Chase
Smith of Maine. When she stated
that there was real doubt Ike
might run again, she knew that he
was being pressured and felt his
personal wishes to pick another
Republican candidate should be
Her speech, however, only serv-
ed to intensify the top-level GOP
drive to make Ike run. Republi-
can National Chairman Hall real-
izes that the Republicans would
have little chance of winning in
1956 without Ike and is determin-
ed not to take no for an answer.

Rear Adm. H. G. Rickover, chief
brain behind the development of
the atomic submarine Nautilus,
told the House Merchant Marine
Committee recently that it might
take 10 years or more before atom-
ic power was "economically" feas-
ible for merchant ships.
Rickover, a plain-talking man,
said that atomic ships would have
a great deal more horsepower than
the 6,000-H.P. merchant vessels
now in use. He added that the
Atomic Energy Commission was
"more far-sighted" than the Navy
in planning for the use of nuclear
power for merchant vessels.
* * *
IT'S STILL in the blueprint
stage, but the State Department
is working on an international pro-
posal to try to get big cities ex-
empted from bombing raids in
case of atomic war.
If approved, the proposal prob-
ably would take the form of a
declaration that the United States
won't use atomic-hydrogen weap-
ons against large cities unless the
enemy hits first. This would still,
leave us free to use tactical A-
bombs, or even H-bombs, against
military targets only.
Such a declaration might have
the practical effect of outlawing
nuclear city-busters, much as poi-
son gas was outlawed during World
War II. Yet it wouldn't take away
America's atomic advantage, since
nuclear weapons could still be
used to destroy military targets.

The declaration would also give the
United States the initiative in the
world peace offensive.
* * *
DURING behind-the-scenes de-
bates, the Air Force has vigorously
opposed any limitation on its right
to bomb Soviet targets in case of
war. The air generals warn that
big industrial centers would be
important military targets and we
cannot afford to wait until Russia
hits ours first.
The State Department, however,
feels that Russia would leave our
big cities along for fear of retalia-
By declaring we won't bomb big
cities, the State Department points
out, we could also classify tactical
A-bombs as "conventional weap-
ons." This would free us to use
them in a small war, say, with
China, without precipitating all-
out atomic war.
plagued by drought, tight credit,
high costs and dropping prices,
complain that many Eisenhower
policies have gone against them
because they aren't represented on
the policy - making committees
which Ike appoints to fix farm pol-
For example, the Hoover task
force has recommended virtually
stripping the government of its
power to lend money to farmers.
It has also recommended increas-
ing farm interest rates.
(Copyright 1955, by the Bell Syndicate)

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(Continued from Page 2)
East Council Room, Rackham Bldg., at
2:00 p.m. Chairman, G. S. Young.
Recommendations for Department
Honors: Teaching departments wishing
to recommend tentative June graduates
from the College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts, and the School of, Edu-
cation for departmental honors (or
high honors in the College of L.S.&A.)
should recommend such students in a
letter delivered to the Registrar's Of-
fice, Room 1513 Administration Build-
ing, by 12:00 m, Mon., June 6, 1955.
Attention June Graduates: College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts, School
of Education, School of Music, and
School .of Public Health:
Students are advised not to request
grades of I or X in Jajne. When such
grades are absolutely imperative, the
work must be made up in time to al-
low your instructor to report the make-
up grade not later than 12:00 in., Mon.,
June 6, 1955. Grades received after that
time may defer the student's graduation
until a later date.
Engineering Seniors and Graduate
Students. Free Subscription Order Cards
for "Industrial Science and Engineer-
ing" magazine are available in the En-
gineering Placement Office, Room 347
West Engineering. These should be ob-
tained and mailed immediately by in
terested seniors and graduate student
in order to receive the Oct. issue.
Room Assignments for Final Exami-
nations, English 1 and 2, Thurs., June
2, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
English II
Allison, 1025 AH; Austin, 215 Econ.;
Bedard, 1429 MH; Cannon, 2413 MH;
Clugston, 1025 AH; Cobb, 1025 AH;
Cooper, 207 Econ.; Cox, 1025 AH; Dakin,
109 Tap; 'Dickey, 1433 MH; Downer,
2407,MH; Elevitch, 103 Tap; Engel, E.,
443 MH; Engel, R., 1025 AH; English,
231 AH; Glenn, 1408 MH; Gohn, 2082
NS; Grace, 2408 MH; Green, M., 2439
MH; Greene, J., 2429 MH; Guth, 2029
AH; He1m, 2412 MH, Hendricks, 103
Econ.; Hoffman, 2 Econ.; Hooks, 1007
AR; Hughes, 13 Tap; Huntley, 231 AR;
Hynes, 231 AH; Jackson, 2435 M;
Keith, 407 MH; Kingston, 439 MR; Lev-
in, G., 2215 AH ; Levin, M., 3 Tap;
Lid, 229 AR; Limpus, 429 MH; Mad-

Scandal' Tricks Proving Profitable

den, 2219 AH; Manierre, Aud O AH;
Mason, 3010 AH; Miller, Aud C AH;
Muehl, Aud C AH; Orlin, 2443 MH;
Parsons, 203 Econ., Porter, 110 Tap;
Rockas, 2440 MH; Rus. 101 E on; Rus-
sell, A. 2231 AR; Russell, L., 3209 AUf;
Schmerl, 2037 AH; Schwab, 102 Eon;
Shupe, 451 Ma; Spilka, 101 Econ; Stonk,
231 AH; Stroud, 33 AH; Strempek, 3231
AH; Thackrey, 411 MH; Van Benschoten,
435 MH; Vande Kieft, 417 MU; Wall,
1020 AH; Wasserman, 5 Econ.; Welmer,
D.; 2203 AH; Weimer, J., 1025 AU;
Wells, C., 231 AH; Wiegand, 2016 AH;
Wykes, 2014 AH; Yosha, 3017 AH; Zale,
1018 AR.
English I
Baumgartner, 35 AH; Bernard, 202
Econ.; Field, 25 AH; Greenbaum, 35 All;
Haugh, 35 AH; Kinney, 3023 All; Super,
25 AH wells, A., 25 AH.
Mathematics Colloquium. Tues., May
24, at 4:10 p.m., in Room 3011 A.H. Prof.
G. Piranian will speak on "A Simple
Class of Bounded Functions." Tea and
coffee at 3:45 in 3212 A.H.
Seminar in Chemical Physics. Tues.,
May 24 at 4:10 p.m. in Room 2308 Chem.
istry. Dr. Donid A. Glaser will speat
on "Bubble Chamber Method in Nw
clear iResearcbh."
Music of the 17th and 18th Centuries,
performed by a string orchestra under
the direction of Gilbert Ross, 8:30
p.m. Mon., May 23, in Auditorium A.
Angell Hall. Compositions' by Purcell,
Vivaldi, Sammartini, Manfredini, and
Mozart open to public without charge.
Events Today
Bible Seminars sponsored by the
Westminster Student Fellowship, Sun.,
May 22, 9:15 and 10:45 a.m., Room 217,
Presbyterian Student Center.
EpiscopaluStudent Foundation. Can-
terbury Rouse breakfasts following both
the 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. services Sun.,
May 22. Last lecture in the "Faith of
the Church" series, 4:30 p.m., Sun., Mac
22, at Canterbury Rouse. Canterbury
Supper, 6:00 p.m., Sun., May 22, at Can-
terbury House, followed by informal
talks and questioning of nominees for
Canterbury offices. Evensong, 8:00 p.m.,.'
Sun., May 22, followed by coffee hour
at Canterbury House.
Congregational-Disciples Guild. Sun,,
May 27, 7:30 p.m., "Slide Night" Open
House at the Guild Rouse. Bring your
favorite sidee (20 per person) to show.
Uaitarian Student Group. Sun., May
22, 6:00 p.m. Wiener Roast at t3e Is-
land. Meet at Lane Hal at 5:45 p.m. if
you need a ride.
Westminster Student Fellowship will
honor members leaving school this June
with a picnic, Sun., May 22. Wear cas-
ual clothes, bring bathing suit, meet at
the Presbyterian Student Center at 3:45
p.m. to go in a group to Kensington
Park., Ifunable to lease at this time,
call the Student Center and other ar-
rangements wlii be made. No guild
meeting; program at the picnic site.
Coming Events
'Undergraduate Math Club will meet
Mon. May 23, at 8:00 p.m. in Room 3-A
of the Union. Election of officers, so-
lutions presented to outstanding prob-
Lane Hall Folk Dancers will meet
Mon.. May 23. 7:30-10:00 p.m. in the rec-


A NEW TYPE of reading mater-
ial, the miniature scandal ma-
gazine, has achieved national po-
"Was Jean Harlow a Gang-
Moll?" screams the cover of one
of these editions. The magazine
provides startling facts.
First, one of Miss Harlow's close
friends said her best performances
were in gangster pictures. Second,
criminals attended her funeral.
Third, a gangster recently left
flowers at her grave.
From such evidence, the maga-
zine concludes that no one will
ever know whether Jean Harlow
was a gang-moll.
* * *
an article entitled, "I Killed Ber-
ia!" by Col. Arshy Konspratorov.
The same issue finds Lilly Chris-
tine, noted burlesque queen, com-
menting on why "I Like Sexy
"I like a healthy man, with a
strong body well developed from
exercise and a high protein diet,"
Miss Christine explains. "He uses
plenty of water inside and out-
has that scrubbed, well-groomed
look and carries a deft aroma of a
bracing shave lotion."
Still another publicatioi explores

mountain-climbing? (b) cave-ex-
ploring? (c) bird-watching?" If
you, like Jackie, select cave-explor-
ing, you may have that "winning
* * *
issues, certain types of journalis-
tic tricks are employed. These may
be divided into four categories.
1. Stories and pictures contribu-
ted by publicity-seeking show peo-
2. Fantastic and preposterous ex-
poses which are so exaggerated
they cannot be checked.
3. Comments by noted celebrities
taken out of context.
4. Stories which offer no new in-
formation but whose headlines
suggest startling revelations.
The magazines often become ex-
ceedingly ridiculous when they at-
tempt to find trends in famous
events or well known theatrical
One magazine claims that the
film, "Gone With the Wind," was
"jinxed." The film is 16 years old
and many of the older performers
and technicians are dead. Also,
many of its young players, as is
very common, never achieved pro-
minent status in the entertain-
ment industry. But the reason giv-
en for this is the so-called "jinx,"
* *. *

induced to support such absurd
publications and possibly so naive
as to believe the preposterous and
illogical thinking presented.
The publishers of these works
are undoubtedly not very concern-
ed with what they print so long as
they make money. That they are
able to make money is a highly
lamentable situation.


by Dick Bibler

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