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TUESDAY, MAY 24, 1955



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.
FBA Plan Helps Fraternities
Beat High Cost of Living
THE INTERFRATERNITY OCUNCIL appears From servicing only fraternities, it may move to
to have hit on a way to beat the high cost sororities and professional fraternities.' From
of living in Ann Arbor. ' selling only food goods, it will, in the near
Though still in its infancy, Fraternity Buy- future start providing dairy and bakery pro-
ing Association gives promise of being the most ducts. Expansion to include laundr?, fuel and
constructive, useful and practical project yet furniture services is within range of the young
attempted by the IFC. Three-fourths of the organization.
campus fraternities have already joined and it WO TROUBLE spots have been anticipated.
is,. expected, once FBA proves itself, the rest One, fraternity participation, seems to be
will jump on the bandwagon quickly. licked. The other, attempts to sabotage the
In essence, FBA is just a cooperative buying program, will have to be met as it arises.
plan-its savings are simply those of buying in If FBA is to be successful, fraternities will
quantity. have to support it to the hilt. There will be
times, we assume, when the going is less smoott
-SIMILAR PLANS have been attempted, with- than it appears to be now-those are the times
out success, in thepast. Reasons for the when FBA will need continued loyalty. From
resounding success of FBA are twofold. support already given, indications are fraterni-
The five alumni members of the Board of ties will give the support needed.
Directors command the r'espect of fraternities High praise is due fraternity stewards and
and are highly qualified for the positions they IFC officers for their work in initiating FBA.
hold. Fraternity presidents and stewards, IFC From its simple beginning, FBA has already
officers and members of the IFC purchasing gained the prestige and respect of fraternities.
committee have worked tirelessly to insure the We have no doubt that it will, as it continues
project's success. to expand, increase this prestige. It is a com-
Possibilities for future expansion are limit- mendable organization.
less. FBA can and will expand in two directions. -Lee Marks
Nation May Lose Out
In Salk Vaccine Debate
WITH SUMMER and the height of the polio chance. or through a defect in the vaccine pro-
season approaching, doubt clouds the Salk duced by one firm, Cutter Laboratories.
vaccine picture as government officials review Now, however, vaccine supplies have been
the situation. halted. The rationale behind this is not quite
Undoubtedly the medical authorities are in clear, although the government is still review-
the best position to tell when and at what ing the vaccine to determine its safety.
speed the vacine will be ready to be distribut- The statistics prove the success of the vac-
ed, but the present debate appears to the man cine. They support the popular feeling that
on the street as standing in the way of pro- immediate inoculation might save the Smith
gress. and Jones boy this summer. Several states, Mi-.
Caution is commendable, but here the delay chigan included, refused to stop inoculations,
could result in failure to save many children and these programs have been halted only after
who could be given immunity to polio. vaccine supplies ran out.
Dr. Thomas Francis's April 12 report on the Several prominent Michigan health autjiori-
vaccine showed that, through the statistics of ties expressed the desire to get the program
thousands of test cases, the vaccine was 85-90 back on its feet, and begin as soon as possible
percent effective, and produced no harmful to fight the dread disease in the height of its
effects. season.
The government delay in releasing vaccine
BOON AFTER the announcement several cases is handcuffing these men who believe in Dr.
of polio in inoculated children developed Salk's discovery, and is depriving a younger
on the west coast, causing medical authorities generation of a chance to benefit from medical
to call for a review of the situation. It was progress.
shown that the cases may have developed by -Lew Hamburger
British Voter Faces Dilemma

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'Rainmaker' Enjoyable
Romantic Cmd
A LOUD OVATION rightfully greeted the cast of "The Rainmaker"
at last night's final curtain. The N. Richard Nash comedy is a
bright piece of romantic drama.
Following the "thinness" of "The Southwest Corner" and the
potpourri of Helen Hayes' program, "The Rainmaker" is a welcome
change. While the Rainmaker himself is symbolic (and the play
abounds with obvious symbols), the play is an enjoyable theater work
for the symbolism is not obstrusive.
j #* * # #


B~arden Holds Up Two Bills

Democrats both in Congress
and the nation isn't being adver-
tised and won't be. He is a Con-
gressman from North Carolina,
quiet, courteous, courtly, who is
sitting directly in the path of new
schoolhouses for several million
youngsters and in the path of
higher minimum wages for several
million underpaid workers.
Mr. Graham Barden, the gen-
tleman in question, does this
through two simple expedients.
Expedient No. 1-The time-hon-
ored rule of seniority which gives
him the right to sit as Chairman
of the Labor and Education Com-
mittec whether he is qualified to
pass on its problems or not.
Expedient No. 2-Barden's sys-
tem of holding hearings. He has
been holding hearings and hear-
ings and more hearings on school
construction. His committee held
hearings last year under the Re-
tpublicans. Seven different nation-
al groups have studied and held
hearings. The Congress already
knows all about school construc-
tion. Nevertheless, Congressman
Barden continues to hold hearings.
* * *
THIS DOES two things. First it
delays the school-construction bill.
Second it delays the minimum
wage bill.
Congressman Barden is bitterly
opposed to both. He is too smart to
say this publicly, but he is.
A former schoolteacher, Barden
once fought for federal aid to edu-
cation and incurred the wrath of

Cardinal Spellman for so doing.
Today the issue of parochial
schools is not involved. But school
desegregation is involved and Bar-
den doesn't like the Supreme
Court's ruling for desegregation.
* * *
also opposed to higher minimum
wages because, first, a low mini-
mum wage brings more factories
from the north to the south; sec-
ond, because he comes from a
farm area which doesn't go for
high wages.
Most significant factor about
Barden's opposition is that the Re-
publicans are quietly helping him
-and getting a big laugh out of it.
For their secret help to Barden
puts all the blame on the Demo-
crats, and may even alienate part
of the labor support hitherto
steadfastly behind the Democrats.
The Republicans could easily
swing two votes over to the Demo-
crats to outvote Barden, thus get-
ting action on the education bill
and clearing the way for the min-
imum wage bill. But they won't do

York. But there are two good Eis-
enhower Republicans, Frelinghuy-
sen of New Jersey and Wainright
of New York, who could turn the
entire committeearound overnight.
But they don't. They vote with
the reactionaries-and for a very
good political reason. They want
to put all the blame on the Demo-
crats for not passing two of the
most important bills before Con-
gress - school construction and
minimum wages.
* * *
a terrible time trying to decide
where to hold the Big-Four con-
ference. The trouble is-American
As a result, Dulles has been un-
able to find any neutral city which
can squeeze in the some 500 Rus-
sian, American, British and French
delegates who would attend the
meeting. He's ruled out Geneva
because President Eisenhower re-
gards it as a city where the West
agreed to give up half of Indo-
China to the Communists. He's al-
so turned down Russia's proposal
of Vienna; and the British sug-
gestion of Lugano, Switzerland, be-
cause there aren't enough hotels.
It now looks like Ike would have
to go to Stockholm to talk with
Marshal Bulganin. But even this
is not certain because the Swedish
government says the conference
would completely disrupt its tour-
ist season though it might be able
to persuade enough Swedes to give
up their private homes to accom-
modate the Big Four delegates.
(Copyright 1955, by the Bell Syndicate)

THE PLAY, like many of rec
The heroine fears spinsterhood,
the Rainmaker fears the non-ex-
citing, the older brother the loss
of the farm, the sheriff's assistant
his pride. In this fear, all are lone-
ly and searching, but playwrite
Nash ably ties the string to their
"The Rainmaker" concerns Liz-
zie Curry, a plain young girl of
the Mid-West, just bordering on
becoming an old maid. She is shy
and sensitive about her looks and
education and finds it difficult to
talk to men.
But it is a time of drought and
a "con man" promises to bring
rain to the farm; during his day's
stay, he brings out a mature wom-
an in Lizzie. By the play's end,
Lizzie has two men on her hands
where she formerly had none.
* * *
AS LIZZIE, Joan Potter gives an
engaging performance. Though
she has a tendency to be too ex-
pansive in expression and stance,
she is a most credulous Lizzie. She
is as good in her more comic
scenes as she is in the more ro-
mantic and tender.
Jamie Smith's Starbuck, or the
Rainmaker is excellent. A brag-
gart when he first appears, b;e
turns into a sensitive individual
when talking to Lizzie. Smith,
whether bragging of his supposed
deeds to the girl's family or speak-
ing of the beauty of life to her,
makes a stalwart hero.
Lizzie's likeable father is warm-
ly acted by Cameron Prud'homme
and her righteous older brother is
staunchly done by Joseph Sullivan.
BERT REMSEN, as Lizzie's
Sounger brother Jim, gets many of
the play's laughs. Jim is a good-
natured, well meaning youth
though a bit simple; but with
Remsen's performance, the aud-
ience does not laugh at the char-
acter. A fine acting job is also done
by Charles Cooper as the sheriff's
assistant and the heroine's second
Under Valentine Windt's direc-
tion, the play moves briskly and
the scenes never seem to lag.
The setting is a simple one and
well-executed by Robert Mellen-
"The Rainmaker" with its
abundance of laughs and fine pro-
duction makes it a hit for the
Drama Season
-Harry Strauss
THE NEW YORK Philharmonic-
Symphony Orchestra gave an
excellent performance to wind up
this season's Choral Union Con-
cert Series.
Shostakovich's 10th Symphony
was the high-point of an ' en-
tirely contemporary program. The
brasses and wood-winds performed
excellently. The work, which is
quite traditional in conception, is
fairly melodic throughout and
very well written, although it
tends to be rather long-winded at
times. Nowhere are novel effects
utilized for the sake of novelty it-
Morton Gould's "Show Piece"
for Orchestra, commissioned by
Columbia Records for a disk show-

ing off their advanced recording
techniques, proved to be rather
amusing. Naturally the composi-
tion makes use of the extreme
ranges of the orchestra, abrupt dy-
namic changes, numerous instru-
mental colors and almost every
percussion instrument known. It is
truly wonderful for showing off the
latest in Hi-Fi, but rather out of
place in the concert hall.
* * *
THE PROGRAM opened with
Kabalevsky's "Colas 1Breugnon"
overture. This work, written in
a lighter vein, depends on rhythm
for its appeal although there are
sections of melodic interest.
A suite of Greek Dances by
Skalkottas completed the program.
These also are in a light vein and
make use of many interesting
rhythms and melodies. The solo
violin sections were especially well

ent times, is a study of loneliness.
(Continued from Page 2)
Gibson Company, Mich. will inter-
view candidates for Field Representa-
tives for sales of home freezers in Jack-
son, Lansing, Kalamazoo. Muskegon,
Ionia and Battle Creek, Mr. Anderson
will interview candidates in Room 30
of the Mich. Union from 1:00-4:45 p.m.
on May 25.
° Russell Kelly Office Service, Detroit,
Mich, will interview women candidates
for office work in the Detroit Area on
May 25 in Room 30 of the Michigan
Union from 1:00-4:45 p.m.
Kingsbury School's Summer Day
Camp, Oxford, Mich. (approx. 10 mile;
from Pontiac) wants a man or woman
to teach swimming at their day camp
from July 25 to Aug. 2. Children are
in the 3-12 age group. Candidate must
have life-saving certificate, Salary:
$250 to $350, depending on qualifica-
tions, but does not include room or
board. Call Bureau of Appointments,
NO 3-1511, Ext. 2614 if interested.
Camp Takona, Clear Lake, Mich. (30
miles from A.A.) requests applications
from candidates to fill a vacancy on
their staff for a girls nature & trips
counselor. Season is for 8 weeks. Can-
didates must be over 18. Call Mrs. Reap
at NO 2-2581 If interested.
Approximately 30 New Camps Have
Sent in Requests for Candidates. These
openings range from counseling to of-
fice help, and from maintenance work-
ers to cooks, nurses, etc. Some of these
openings offer top wages. They can be
seen at the Summer Placement meet-
ing on May 25 in Room 3G of the
Mich. Union anytime from 1:00-4:45 p.m.
A representative from the folowin
will be at the Engrg. School:
Wed., May 25
Nat'l Cylinder Gas Co. The Girdler
Co., Louisville, Ky. and TUBE TURNS,
Louisville, Ky.-B.S. & M.S, in Chem.
and Mech. E. and all levels of Chem-
istryfor Girler Co.-Pilot Plnat Op-
eration, Design, Process & Operating
Engrg., and Tube Turns.-Produc
For appointments contact the Engrg.
Placement Office, 347 W. Engrg., ext.
Representatives from the following
will be at the Bureau of Appointments:
Tues. & Wed., May 24 & 25
U.S. Dept. of State-Men for post
tions as Japanese escort-interpreters.
Should have broad educational back-
ground with fluency In both English
and Japanese. Employment is intermit-
tent and assignments range from one
to three months. There is a possibility
of this work leading to permanent em-
ployment for one or two applicats
after they have demonstrated their
ability on assignments.
Tues., May 24
General Telephone Co., Muskegon,
Mich.-women for Service Representa-
tives working mt. Supervisory Posi-
tions. Men & women for acctg.
For appointments contact the Bureau
of Appointments, 3528 Ad. Bldg., Ext.
Academic Notices
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 Engineerin. These should be ob-
tained and maled 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 Econ4
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
AR; Helm, 2412 MH, Hendricks, 103
Econ.; Hoffman, 2 Econ.; Hooks, 1007
AH; Hughes; 13 Tap; Huntley, 231 AH
Hynes, 231 AH; Jackson, 2435 MH;
Keith, 407 MH; Kingston, 439 MR.1; Lev.

in, G., 2215 AH; Levin, M., 3 Tap;
Lid, 229 AH; Limpus, 429 MH; Mad.
den, 2219 AH; Manierre, Aud C AH;
Mason, 3010 AH; Miller, Aud C AH;
Muehl, Aud C AH; Orlin, 2443 MR;
Parsons, 203 Econ., Porter, 110 Tap;
Rockas, 2440 MH; Rus. 101 Econ; Ruse
sell, A. 2231 AH; Russell, L., 3209 AH;
Schmerl, 2037 AH; Schwab, 102 Econ;
Shupe, 451 MH; Spilka, 101 Econ; Stone,
231 AH; Stroud, 33 AH; Strempek, 3231
AH; Thackrey, 411 MH; Van Benschoten,
435 MH; Vande Kieft, 417 MH; Wall,
1020 AH; Wasserman, 5 Econ; Weimer,
D.; 2203 AR; Weimer, J., 1025 AR;
Wells, C., 231 AR; Wiegand, 3016 AR;
Wykes, 2014 AH; Yosha, 3017 AH; Zale,
1018 AH.
English I
Baumgartner, 35 AH; Bernard, 202
Econ.; Field, 25 AH; Greenbaum, 35 AH;
Haugh, 35 AH; Kinney, 3023 AH; 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.






* * *

Associated Press Correspondent
LONDON-Arthur Bloxham-as British as
bad weather-is hopping mad over the
state of affairs in 1955, but he can't make up
his mind how to vote about it.
"Can one chap change things with a vote?"
he asked and then answered himself with, "I
Just don't know."
His chance comes next Thursday in the
fourth British general election since World
War II.
"I'm burned 'up about two things in par-
ticular-high prices and these bloody strikes."
HE BLAMES Prime Minister Eden's Conser-
vatiive government for the high cost of
living and says union labor is tormenting the
average Englishman's life with strike after
Many of those union men were, with their
strikes, protesting against high prices too, by
demanding ,higher wages in a world of rising
There are thousands of Britons much like
Arthur Bloxham among the 51 millions who
live on this tightly packed island. His salary
is $140 a month, around the average income
of English working men.
"Five years ago I was making 10 pounds a
The Daily Staff
Editorial Staff
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 Shlimovitz....................Women's Editor
Janet Smith ..................Associate Women's Editor
John Hirtzei ........................Chief Photographer
Business Staff
Lois Pollak........................Business Manager
Phil Brunskill..............Associate Business Manager
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week and I went to see football on my days
off," said Bloxham. "Now I make 12 pounds,
but I have to take odd jobs in my spare time."
LABORITES admit there's been a rise in liv-
ing standards under the Conservatives, but
they say the rise has been much sharper for
monied people than for ordinary folks. Con-
servatives say wages have risen as much as
Armed with stacks of statistics, both par-
ties point accusing fingers when it comes to
one of the nation's most controversial election
subjects-the cost of living.
Labor and Conservatives have published
manifestoes and campaign guides that go
deeply and tortuously into the dizzy decimals
and staggered indices on the cost of living.
AND A MAN like Arthur Bloxham's bogged
in a quagmire of charges and counter-
charges that he reads in his papers, hears over
his radio and sees on his television.
In his pub-the average man's club--the ar-
guments are more down to earth, but they
center around the cost of living, free enter-
prise, the cost of b'eer, tobacco, the inconven-
ience of strikes, and the dread specter of a
return to rationing.
When the Conservatives took office in 1951
the nation's activities were under many con-
trols. They liberated the economy and said theY
were offering incentives.
Business boomed. The country looked up. Ra-
tioning was abolished,
THEN BANG. Late this winter danger signs
loomed in the economic picture. The terms
of trade-which had been in Britain's favor-
turned against her. She was paying more for
imports than she was receiving for 'exports.
The nation's gold dollar reserves sank, with
an 82-million-dollar loss in February. Chan-
cellor of the Exchequer Butler stepped in,
raised the rate banks must pay as interest. He
slapped the brake on installment buying.
BUTLER'S restrictive actions in February
confirm it would be a misrepresentation
to call the Conservatives simply the party of

THERE ARE 17 Democrats on
Barden's Labor and Education
committee of whom 15 are eager
to push through -school and mini-
mum wage bills. Only two Demo-
crats, Barden and Landrum of
Georgia, are opposed.
On the Republican side are 13
members, of whom many are anti-
labor, such as Wint Smith of Kan-
sas, Velde of Illinois, Hoffman of
Michigan, and Gwynn of New



Less Paternalism . ..
To the Editor-
DON'T THINK Miss Tyor knows
what she's talking about. We
need more counselors, she says,
and they ought to be assembled
and given a line on all courses
and departments, and then per-
sonalized to a high gloss.
I can visualize such a training
course. I even took one once with-
in a corporation, which shall here
be nameless (they invented the as-
sembly line-and I dare say, the
training program for streamlined
executives, counselors, and such
like). Anyway, it would be dread-
ful, and our counselors would be
even more misinformed and super-
ficial than Miss Tyor thinks they
We need more counselors per
capita, says Miss Tyor. Not so.
Most students come only when
called, or see their mentors twice
a year to get their elections ap-
proved. This is as it should be.
The counselor spends the bulk of

student should plan his own pro-
gram and make up his mind and
most do. But it is a wonder, so
hedged in are they by restrictions
and leaders and advisors.
What we need is more self-suf-
ficiency, not a fleet of freshly per-
sonalized counselors to transport
the students from one end of his
college career to the other.
-Sheridan Baker
The Other Side...
To the Editor:
O UR BACKS are broad. We can
stand it. Also we have each of
us made errors. We all would ac-
knowledge it. I do not believe, how-
ever, that the student body should
get the notion that we in the
Counseling Office do -not read the
negative press that we get. I trust
that this note will signify that we
have been reading.
In our behalf may I add that we
frequently go home from counsel-
ing both late and tired. Also, that
the back of many a student's rec-
ord contains such personal nota-
tions as "Says he wants to go into

ever, to what the student in front
of us is saying. And we do, more
often than the Daily seems to be-
lieve, help students to decide both
on careers and on fields of concen-
With due respect for Miss Tyor's
-Prof. Franklin B. Newman
* * *
Omission * *
To the Editor:
IT IS INDEED a sad situation
that The Michigan Daily, a
newspaper supposedly devoted in
the main to presentation of events
occuring on the University of Mi-
chigan campus, failed$ to make ev-
en the slightest mention of the
death, on May 17, of Prof. J.
Speed Rogers, Director of the Mu-
seum of Zoology and the Edwin S.
George Reserve,
This is particularly true since
the Ann Arbor News devoted two-
thirds of a column on its Univer-
sity news page on May 18 to this
regrettable event. It would seem
fitting that a member of the Uni-
versity staff, indeed, the Director
of the Museum of Zoology. well


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