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A E1gatt Ball
Sixty-Sixth Year

:n Opinions Are Free,
ruth wil Prevau,

litoriats printed in The Michigan
the editors.

Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
This must be noted in all reprints.

NDAY, MARCH 11, 1956


fI nhl Afraid
Of Unpopular Opinions?

RIDAY AFTERNOON, a Daily reporter was
refused admittance to a Panhellenic As-
ciation meeting.
-The group was planning to discuss the de-
erred rushing issue, which has been building
p to a very controversial -topic.
Debbie Townsend, Panhel'president, said that
he would prefer that the reporter leave, be-
ause she felt that the other, members present
might not feel free to talk in the presence of
Why should this be true? At Wednesday
ight's SGC meeting the problem of rushing
1 general and deferred rushing in particular
as discussed openly and objectively. Al-
touigh not mentioned at that meeting, it was
enerally' accepted that there would be pres-
uires entering the.picture. And it was realized
y some that the interest groups would include
ot only . affiliated and independent groups
resently on campus, but also dorms and sor-
rity house mothers 'rushing chairmen, finan-
ial directors, and 7sorority alumnae. Every-
ody would want a finger in the Pi.
At the Panhel meeting yesterday, nearly all
ere presently affiliated women. Certainly
iany views would be given; and possibly some

controversial ones. But the rushing system
and any changes in its procedure affect, di-
rectly or indirectly, almost every woman on
WHY SHOULD an important discussion by
a few, involving many, be kept secret?
Are individual Panhel members afraid to ex-
press their feelings publicly? Are some of
.them worried about poor publicity? Are they
hesitant about expressing an attitude toward
the rushing problem that may receive wide-
spread disapproval or condemnation?
If these are the reasons for closing the
meeting to reporters, these reasons are ab-
surd. In any important discussion, in any
group, certain ideas are always presented which
are controversial and perhaps unpopular.
But in an atmosphere such as the University
offers, there is, or should be, no stigma at-
tached to the holders of such opinions., If the
members of Panhel feel that such is not the
case, it indicates that there is something
wrong either with the University or with the
Panhellenic' Association.

"W Wouldn't Want To See You Get Into An Arms Race"
' RT .fi r S

Audience Has No
Trouble WithHarry
ONE OF THE major defense mechanisms of the human race is its
ability to laugh at itself. But particularly paradoxical is its ability
to laugh at the most serious aspects of existence.
One of the most serious aspects of life is death. Yet humanity still
finds it possible to laugh heartily at Charles Addams cartoons and
Alfred Hitchcock movies.
HITCHCOCK has been around for a long time and is the acknow-
ledged master of the macabre and suspense-type films. His movies
always bear the Hitchockian trademarks of offbeat plot, superb char-
acterization and tongue-in-cheek humor.
"The Trouble With Harry," which bears not the slightest re-

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Faith and Optimism?

&THEN Assistant Dean Zerman sent views op-
posing deferred rushing to, SGC's Board
Review members, he indicated, willingly or
iwilling, a lack of faith in the Council and
udents in general. '
Letters with enclosed information from other
>lleges were sent -to all Board members and
mnounced Mr. Zerman's intent to petition
r an' interview with the Board should any
ifavorable' action be taken by Student Gov-
nment Council.
The Board of- Review has the power, upon
quest of any one of its seven members, to
view any action taken by Student Govern-
ent Council. Virtually, the Board has the
ower to cancel any "rash" action the Council
light take.
Mr. Zerman states that in sending some of
ze information he gathered from other colleges,
e is pnly doing what his job entails-advising
rd representing the University's fraternities.
[ost chapters here are opposed to deferred
ishing and consequently the fraternities Coun-
llor should represent this view.
However the question arises whether this
ction was good judgment on Mr. Zerman's

part and whether it reflects the "faith and op-
timism" which Administration members claim
to have in student government.
THE BOARD of Review has power to check
Council action only after it has taken place,
not while it is in the process of occuring. It's
anybody's guess as to what the Council will
decide on the .whole rushing question. Mr.
Zerman's premature interest seems to indi-
cate extreme lack of faith in SGC's function.
In essence, it expresses lack of ability on
the part of students to resolve a problem of
all-campus significance. It implicity states that
students are not capable of exercising respon-
sibility in a matter which immediately concerns
Mr. Zerman has a perfect right to take ac-
tion representing views which he feels are
"often misunderstood." But whether deferred
rushing is a solution to the problem or. not
students should be allowed to analyze a prob-
lem on their own without distortion or outside

State Dept. Procrastination

been speculating as to whether
the Near East crisis could have
been forestalled if the Eisenhower
Admniistration had acted more
promptly. Probably the score would
have been ust the same. However,
here is the record of the delay
and procrastination of Secretary
Dulles' State Department.
As early as last June, officials
knew that Egypt considered buy-
ing Communist arms. Premier
Nasser told U. S. Ambassador
Henry Byroade so.
However, Secretary Dulles de-
layed. At that time he had the
tremendous economic weapon of
dumping U.S. surplus cotton in the
world market in competition with
Egyptian cotton. Secretary of ag-
riculture Benson wanted to dump
at that time, but as reported in
the Washington Merry-Go-Round
August 7, Dulles said no.
So Egypt bartered her cotton
for Czech arms, while U.S. cotton
continued to roll up rent in U.S.
EGYPTIAN, ARMS were deliv-
ered in October. Finally, on Feb-
ruary 26, after U.S. cotton had
lost most of its bargaining power,
Secretary Benson announced that
he would dump U.S. surplus cot-
ton. He made the announcement

in return for getting the support
of certain cotton Senators to help
him defeat rigid price supports in
the farm bill. He did not use cot-
ton as a weapon in the Near East
As of today the United States
faces three possible alternatives in
the Near East. They are:
1. Force Israel to make terri-
torial concessions to the Arabs.
This will be hard to do.
2. Throw the dispute into the
lap of the United Nations, where,
unfortunately, Russia can and
probably would veto.
3. War.
IT HAS BEEN exactly 20 years
since Republicans in Congress
killed the Roosevelt proposal to
harness the tides of Passamaquod-
Harnessing these tides, which
drop 60 feet in the Bay of Fundy,
was the dream of Franklin D.
There will be a meeting of all
Ireviewers and cartoonists at
5:30 p.m. this afternoon in the
Conference room of the Student
Publications Building. It is im-
portant that all staff members

Roosevelt ever since he spent his
summers in Nova Scotia as a boy.
When he became President, there-
fore, he proposed that the Public
Works Administration work out
a plan to generate electric power
from the tremendous rise and fall
of the Passamaquoddy.
It was immediately hailed as a
boondoggle and a pipe dream.
Roosevelt was painted as an im-
practical visionary. Congress killed
even an appropriation to study
the project, despite the fact that
the army engineers had decreed it
completely practicable.
TWENTY YEARS passed, and
this winter a Democratic-control-
led congress passed a bill to sur-
vey Passamaquoddy. Itwas passed,
however, with the enthusiastic
support of Maine-Republicans who
hailed it as a chance to bring
cheap power to New England and
revive its lagging industry.
Congressmen Robert Hale and
Charles Nelson, Maine Republicans,
were bitterly disappointed, how-
ever, when Eisenhower signed the
bill. Actually they weren't disap-
pointed that he signed it; they
were disappointed that he hadn't
let them know in advance so that
they could have their pictures
taken during the signing ceremony.
(Copyright 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

semblance to the current song of
the same name, is the master's
latest contribution to the film
literature of murder.
The scene is laid in a, Vermont
forest in the glory of Indian Sum-
mer. The body of a man neatly
dressed in grey flannels is dis-
covered practically simultaneously
by a little boy, an ex-sea captain,
a middle aged spinster, the little
boy's mother and a poverty-strick-
en painter of self-professed genius.
Harry, for that is the body's
name, is known personally only by
Jennifer, the little boy's mother.
As it turns out, he isn't much of a
loss to society, and since his death
was accidental, nobody is really to
blame. But it's rather a nuisnce
to have him lying about the woods
because the Deputy Sheriff might
start asking questions.
So the question is: Whatever
shall we do with Harry? And what
this particular nutsy foursome de-
cides to do with Harry makes for
one of the merriest madcap adven-
tures ever filmed.
The acting is, of course, superb.
Edmund Gwenn is delightful as
the sea captain who rationalizes
his way into and out of three fu-
nerals in one day.
** *
THE FRESHEST face in the
bunch is that of Shirley MacLaine,
a newcomer that should go places.
She is by no stretch of the imagi-
nation beautiful, or even pretty,
but her face has the wistful, pixi-
ish charm that catapulted Audrey
Hepburn to stardom. What's more,
she can act.
Harry presents a problem only
to those who discover him. He's
no trouble to the audience at all.
-Tammy Morrison
to theA
Distasteful Past ..
To the Editor:
THE'DAILY takes times to reach
Casablanca. Thus, Vernon
Nahrgang's editorial on Human
Relations Board action toward
Residence Hal alleged discrimina-
tion may have been forgotten by
the campus. Nevertheless, despite
the Moroccan troubles in which I
am embroiled, my feeling for my
beloved campus is too great to
allow the topic to die without
As a member of last year's Hu-
man Relations Board, I wish to
express my dismay at the radical
"fringe" that~seems to have achiev-
ed control of that Board. Having
passed many years in Ann Arbor,
the ache the news aroused is
extremely painful.
One of the complaints of the
new Board seems to be "roommates
are presently being assigned with-
out any overall policy." It is true
we must beware of individual initi-
ative which may result from such
a situation. In addition, we do not
wish roommates who get along to
be brought together without credit
to psychologists or sociologists.
It is to be hoped that the death
of McCarthyism in American has
not resulted in the return of the
picketing, shouting, trouble-foster-
ing groups that frequented the
campus in the distasteful past.
-Leah Marks,
Casablanca, Morocco
Clear Policy Needed . .
To the Editor:
WE ARE greatly distressed by
the recent twists and turns of
United States foreign policy in the
;Middle East. It seems odd that a

government, which has made re-
peated assertions of its desire to
restore peace to this troubled area,
would send arms to nations openly
committed to war.
R e c e n t pronouncements and
deeds of the Arab States leave little
doubt that soon they may be in-
volved in another war with Israel.
Why then, does our government
continue to aid these belligerent
nations? Is it really in our coun-
try's interest to do this while small
and democratic Israel goes unaid-
We believe that the recent ac-
tions of our State Department are
in direct opposition to our own
best interests, and to the interests
of the Middle East's only democra-
cy. We therefore strongly urge
1. All arms shipments to .the

U.S. 'Not Likely to Join Pact'

THE Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of the University
of Michigan for which the Michigan
Daily assumes no editorial responsi-
bility. Notices should be sent in
TYPEWRITTEN form to Room 3553
Administration Building before 2 p.m.
the day preceding publication. Notices
for the Sunday edition must be in by
2 pm. Friday.
SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 1956
General Notices
Society of the Sigma Xi Initiation
Dinner for new members in the Ball-
room of the Michigan League at 6:30
p.m. March 14. Payment of $2.32 should
be made by March 12 to Sigma Xi
Rackham Bldg.
The 50th Annual French Play. Wed.
May 2In the Lydia Mendelssohn The-
atre, Le Cerle Francas will present orei enihme y o 4rI
Bourgeois Gbntilhomme" by Moliere, in
remembrance of the first annual French
Play when on May 3, 1907 this same
comedy-ballet in 5 acts was performed.
Sociology Colloquium The Soiology
Department will present a talk by Louis
Moss of the British Social Survey on
"Social Research for the British Gov-
ernment" on Tues., March 1 at 4:10
p.m. in Aud. A, Angell Hall. Open lec-
Ben S. Morris, Director, National Foun-
dation for Education in England and
Wales will lecture Tues., March 13, at
4:00 p.m. in the University, Elementary
School Auditorium on, '"Selective versus
Comprehensive Secondary Education in
England." Auspices of the School of
Education and the Psychology Depart-
Organ Recital by Robert Noehren,
University Organist, 4:15 p.m. today, in
Hill Auditorium, continuing the series
of programs of organ music by Bach.
Open to the public without charge.
Student Recital. Kenneth Holm, obo-
1st, recital in partial fulfillment Ofthe
requirements for the Bachelor: of Music
degree at 8:30 p.m. Sun., March 11, in
Aud. A, Angell Hall. A pupil of Florian
Mueller, Mr. Holm will be assisted by
Beatrice Ann Holm, piano, Frances
Brown Watson, flute, Robert Quayle,
bassoon, John Mohler, clarinet, and
Howard T. Howard, French hoAL. Open
to the public.
Composers Forum, 8:30 p.m. Mon.,
March 12, in Aud. A, Angell Hall. Com-
positions by Seymour Altucher, Jerome
Neff, and Henry Onderdonk, performed
by Hldred Kronlokken, soprano Jane
,Stoltz and Carl Williams, violin; George
Papich, viola, Cynthia Kren and Phyllis
Rode Legband, cello; Patricia Martin,
flute, Virginia Caanese, clarinet, and
Fred Coulter, piano. Open to the public
without charge.
Virtuosi Di Roma, Renato Fasano,
conductor will give the ninth program
in the current Choral Union Concert
Series, Tues., March 13, at 8:30 p.m. in
Hill Auditorium. A limited number of
tickets are available at the offices of
the University Musical Society, Burton
Memorial Tower, and will also be on
sale at the Hill Auditorium box office at
7:00 the night of the performance.
Academic Notices
Faculty, College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts: The freshman five-week
progress reports will be due Fri., March
16, in the Faculty Counaelors office for
Freshman and Sophomores, 1210 Angell
Mathematics Club: Tues. March 13,
at 8 p.m. in the West Conference Room,
Rackham Building. Prof. W. F. Eberlein,
Visiting Professor at Wayne University,
will speak on "Functional Quadrature."
Aeronautical Engineering High Alti-
tude Seminar. Dr. V. C. Liu of the
Upper Atmosphere Research Group will
speak on "Rarefied Gas Dynamics and
Upper Atmosphere Measurements, I,"
Mon., March 12, at 4:00 p.m., in Room
1504 East Eng. Bldg. Open to all seniors,
graduate students, and staff members.,
Kothe-Hlldner Annual German Lan-
guage Award. Offered to students in
courses 31, 32, 34, 35, and 36. The con-
test, (a translation competition from
German to English) carries two stipends
of $45 and $30 respectively, and will
be held from 2-4 p.m. Wed., March 21.
Students who wish to compete should
apply at the German Department Office
by Mon., March 19.

Anatomy Seminar: Monday, March 12,
5:00 p.m., Room 2501, East Medical
Building. Dr. Phillip V. Tobias, Senior
Lecturer In Anatomy, University of the
Witwatersrand, South Africa, "The Kal-
ahari Bushmen (Living Men of the
Stone Age)"
Events Today
Free Films. Museums Building, 4th
floor Exhibit Hall. "Life in a Drop of
Water" and "The Prairie," March 6-12.
Daily at 3:00 and 4:00 p.m., including










Associated Press News Analyst

THE UNITED STATES is quite unhappy about
the way Britain has acted toward Jordan
under the Baghdad Pact and it is very unlikely
that British pressure will produce American
membership any time soon.
President Eisenhower makes It fairly clear
that American policy is and has been not to
use the pact to stir things up either with Rus-
sia' or the more rabid Arab states. Britain,
on the other hand, thought she could pressure
Jordan into the Pact, and the whole thing has
Britain has lost both face and a valuable
strategic picture in Jordan. The Arab Legion
under Gen. Glubb was a stabilizing influence.
Now it promises to become a weapon of Arab
nationalism. One 'British paper, the Daily
Mail, says the situation makes an Arab-Israel
war inevitable.
The principle American objective in origin-
ally proposing the "Northern Tier" pact was
to demonstrate to other Middle Eastern states
the fears of Russia entertained by her closest
neighbors. Instead of accomplishing that pur-
pose, the pact is looked upon by the anti-Israel
states as primarily designed to take Iraq out
of the play.
Both Britain and the United States are sup-
Editorial Staff
Dave Baad ......................... Managing Editor
Jim Dygert ..................................City Editor
Murry Frymer ..,.................. Editorial Director
Debra Durchslag .................... Magazine Editor
David Kaplan ..,..................... Peature Editor
Jane Howard "..a.................... Associate Editor
Louise Tyor ......................... Associate Editor
Phil Douglis ........................... Sports Editor
Alan Eisenberg .............. Associate Sports Editor
Jack Horwitz ................ Associate Sports Editor
Mary Hellthaler ............... . Women's Editor
Elaine Edmonds ".......... Associate women's Editor
John Hirtzel .................. Chief Photographer
Business Staff
Dick Aistrom .............. ,..... Business Manager

plying Iraq with arms. British shipments have
been considerably stepped up since the signing
of the pact. Iraq now says that if Israel starts
a preventive war her arms will be on the side
of the Arabs.
There is a clamor in Britain for greater
firmness in maintaining what is left of her
Middle Eastern position. Critics point out that
the withdrawal from Suez has produced an
enemy rather than a friend in Egypt, that
the United States promoted the pact without
being 'willing to join it, and are demanding
creation of a joint Anglo-American armed force
to keep the peace.
The United States figures this can only make
enemies in every direction.
The interest of the United States in Middle
Eastern oil can hardly be described as so vital
as that of Britain, but nevertheless it is great.
There is a conflict of interests in that field.
The United States works hard at its relation-
ship with Saudi Arabia, while Britain accuses
that Arab kingdom of fomenting, anti-British
and therefore anti-Western ill will throughout
the area, with money derived from the Ameri-
can oil companies.
Under these conditions, efforts to work out
a joint policy for the two countries become
increasingly difficult.
New Books at the Library
Fuller, Edmund-Tinkers and Genius; N.Y.,
Hastings House, 1955.
Geer, Andrew-Reckless: Pride of the Ma-
rines; N.Y., E.P. Dutton, 1955.
Grauwin, Paul-Doctor at Dienpienphu; N.
Y., John Day Co., 1955.
Hanson, Lawrence & Elizabeth-Passionate
Pilgrim; N.Y., Random House, 1955.
Hofstadter, Richard-The Age of Reform;
N.Y., A. Knopf, 1955.
Houot, Georges & Willm, Pierre Henri-2000
Fathoms Down; N.Y., E. P. Dutton, 1955.
Howes, Paul Griswold-The Giant Cactus
Forest and its World; N.Y., Duell, Sloan &
Pearce, 1955.
,lg, Frances & Ames, Louise-Child Be-
havior; N.Y., Harper & Bros., 1955.
.Tffrie .Bhaara-.Beloved Lady: Wm. Sloane


A Plug For TV's 'Little Fellow'


Daily Television Writer
I N SPITE of the loud cries of
disapproval, the Emmy Televi-
sion Awards will be presented next
Saturday night.
Most of the furor has been raised
by prospective recipients of the
awards. A portion of this group
of entertainers feel that they have
been classified in the wrong cate-
gory. Others have publicly an-
nounced their dissatisfaction of
the whole idea simply because they
were not nominated for an Emmy.
These people are perfectly justi-
fied in their accusations. Their

statements have been given the
thorough publicity treatment and
this might give them some con-
sideration in the future.
But how about the little fellow
. . the performer who gives his
most all year and then is shunned
of the possibility of receiving an
award. His comments are not so
readily picked up by the wire
And also how about the shows
which cannot complain to the
award committee because they are'
also in the fie1d of award presenta-
tions. They cannot afford to pub-
licly denounce a member of their
own group.


by Dick Giblet

SO IT IS in this space that the
little fellow and other award shows
shall be recognized. The following
performers and programs have
been neglected in their respective
-Best Actor: The little boy who
at the end of the cough syrup ad
smiles and says "Mmmmmm, this
cough medicine tastes good enough
to eat over ice cream." In order to
make such a statement you must
be a good actor.
-Best Supporting Actress: Mrs.
Red Buttons. Her husband hasn't
worked in TV for over a year.
-Best Comedy Show: Motion
Picture Academy of Arts and
Sciences Nominations.
-Best Amateur Show: Motion
Picture Academy of Arts and
Sciences Nominations.
Groucho Marx and George Burns
have stated that they were placed
in the wrong categories. The rea-
son for this simply was that there
are not enough specific categories.
In molding their list of classifi-
cations for next year it would be
advantageous for the Television
Academy to include the following
categories (probable winners for
this year are herewith mentioned):
-Best program to be presented
live from four different countries:
"Wide Wide World."
-Biggest decision of the year in
television: Angie, in the TV pro-



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