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Sixty-Sixth Year

inlons Are Free,
will PrevaU"

als printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.

AY, MARCH 20, 1956


Governor Playing Politics
With Mental Health Bill

GOVERNOR'S actions in the mental
th dispute are far from exemplary. His
ts to prevent passage of the Coleman
ye managed to confuse the basic issues
d and endanger much needed reform
es. Gov. Williams may be sincerely. op-
o the methodology proposed in the Cole-
il but all he has demonstrated so far is
nism for Sen. Coleman.
e sincerity and logic are called for the
or has come up with politics.
basic issue is simply that Michigan is
ting a good return on its investment in
health. The Governor acknowledges
id claims to advance the "brains not
approach advocated in the Coleman
itial feature of the "brains" philosophy
t at the root of the mental health prob-
enlarging training and research pro-
instead of simply building more and
ospitals for the mentally ill.
Coleman Bill proposes to place the
g and research programs in the hands
nmittee responsible to the Board of Re-
rhe Committee is to include representa-
rom the University, Wayne, MSU, the
health commission and probably the.
r of the Lafayette Clinic.
Bill is patterned after the famous "Kan-
>gram" engineered by Dr. William C.
ger. Despite Gov. Williams' attempt to
nninger as an adversary of the Bill, it
ar to the plan Menninger proposed in
WILLIAMS introduced deedless con-
)n when he quoted from Menninger's
The Coleman Bill does not, as Mennin-
gested, place the program in the hands
University. The basic program is ad-
red by a state-wide committee. True, it,
nsible to the Board of Regents but this
ily because it must be responsible to
onstitutional body-preferably one not
ed with Civil Service.
eason for circumventing (the Civil Serv-
o avoid limitations of salary and other
e which would hamper efforts to at-
)p talent.I
Governor claims he wants cooperation
he University and Wayne but not con-
is sounds good for the press but in the
of specific proposals for implementing
I mental health program it isn't likely
many of the mentally ill.
likely the Governor's motives for oppo-
diversity control are not as altruistic as
es them out to be.
Mental Health Commission (which now
the program) claims the Coleman
L1 "sound the, death knell" to further
is a hard pill to swallow. Under the
sion there hasn't been a great deal of

progress. Their contention, voiced by Director
Charles Wagg, that separation of training and
research from patient care is not logically
sound is true. But the Coleman Bill just
doesn't call for the degree of separation Wagg
would have the public believe it does.
Control is separated but the Coleman Bill
calls for coordination of the two functions -
a lot of coordination.
The Governor's opposition to the bill makes
sense--but only from a political viewpoint. He
isn't doing much to help advance the State's
mental health program.
Allen's Alley
Loses Neighbor
best known thoroughfare has seen its last
pedestrian. Allen's Alley is no longer open to
the public.
Fred Allen started in vaudeville. He gained
national prominence in radio. He tried,
unsuccessfully at first, to maintain this status
in television. Two years ago he once again
climbed to the top as a panelist on "What's My
Sunday night his colleagues paid tribute to
him by presenting "What's My Line" as usual.
"The show must go on."
Portland Hoffa has lost her husband. Mrs.
Nusebaum, Senator Claghorn and Titus Moody'
have lost their neighbor. America has lost one
of its greatest humorists,
An Uncluttered Book
congratulated for its work on next semester's
Student Activities Booklet.
Printing a campus manual that will include
space for all University organizations is com-
mendable. Such a manual would eliminate
many needless leaflets issued by activity groups.
In the past, when individual campus organi-
zations published descriptive material concern-
ing their activities, emphasis was that students
should join the particular activity therein de-
scribed because it would benefit them in in-
numerable ways. Incoming students were sub-
jected to this on all sides. Each activity claimed
to be vital to the student's "well-rounded
It is hoped that Student Activities Booklet
will eliminate unnecessary propaganda about
campus organizations and print only what is
essential to convey the purposes and functions
of these groups.
Let this stand as a plea for an uncluttered,
compact Student Activities Booklet.

"Ah, That Good Old Sunshine"
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Dems LTletabor Counsel

Two Books
On Writers
& Writing
TWO brand new titles have ap-
peared on the book stands re-
cently, both the work of well,
known figures. One of the books
is about writers, the other is for
writers. Since a book written on
virtually any aspect of the re-
spected profession of creative writ-
ing generally finds a very large and
interested audience, these two
works fall within the broadest
public domain.
* * *
The Writer Observed by Har-
vey Breit, World Publishing Co.
Harvey Breit is perhaps best
known as a writerfor the brief
interviews with authors of note
which he contributes to the pages
of "The New York Times Book
Review." He has had this "Times"
assignment for some eight years
now; and, in the process of ful-
filling his interviewing mission, he
has come up with a new, miniature
literary genre-the fingernail per-
sonality sketch.
The Writer Observed is a col-
lection of sixty-one of these little
one-shot impressions written by
Breit while patrolling the contem-
porary literary scene.' The figures
he describes are familiar to every
American reader, and herein lies
much of the charm of the pieces.
We are given informal glimpses
into the personalities of such old-
timers as Maugham, Eliot, Mar-
quand, Faulkner and Hemingway
as well as nicely drawn portraits
of relative newcomers of the like
of Truman Capote, Saul Bellows,
Nelson Algren and James Jones.
It is extremely interesting to ob-
serve Breit at work on these word
pictures. Seated at a table, the
late Robert Sherwood is "an elon-
gated jack knife of a man;" Ed-
mund Wilson has a face of. clas-
sic profile "all in all looking a good
deal like a top-level Roman Sena-
tor;" James Jones "retains his
fighter's figure . . . He has a prize
fighter's relaxed poise, a sort of
easy-going quality that, obviously,
one mustn't take advantage of or
This collection of Breit sketches
is an interesting sampler for the
most casual of readers; and, for
the record, the author has pre-
faced the .book with a long his-
torical and technical exposition on
the what, how, why, when and
wherefore of the conceiving and
writing of these miniatures for
the country's leading Sunday lit-
erary supplement.
* * *
AND SELL IT by Adela Rogers
St. Johns, Doubleday.
The author of this random man-
ual, Adela Rogers St. Johns, apol-
ogizes in her first sentence for the
title of the book. Any reader of
this work will agree that it is
only proper that she do so.
How To Write A Short Story
And Sell It is & very personal ac-
count of the author's love affair
with creative writing. Mrs. St.
Johns is an active, successful writ-
er who has published to date about
two hundred short stories (almost
exclusively for the women's maga-
zines), the very latest of which is
available this month at any news-
The organization of the book is
such that it must be read as a
story. There are no chapter head-
ings, no thematic divisions. Actu-
ally, it is a story of sorts-of what
the author has learned, how she
has learned it, and how long the
whole process has taken her.
Her advice to writers is sound

and standard: the short story writ-
er must be honest, must observe
everyone and everything constant-
ly, must write exclusively about
what he feels, and must believe in
what he writes.
It should be noted here that the
book itself cannot be accepted as
a model for would-be writers, for
it is marred by numerous defects
in the prose which, one ;feels, can
be most readily explained as by-
products of hasty composition.
In the final analysis, if the book
does fail to-suggest any succinct,
operative method for short story
writers, as the title infers, it does
have one other redeeming factor.
The book is an eloquent, illustrated
restatement of the claim that pro-
'fessional creative writing offers one
of the most pleasant and reward-
ing careers imaginable.
-Donald A. Yates

HE HACKLES bristled on the
necks of 11 Denocratic Con-
gressmen at a closed-door, highly
secret meeting in the office of
Congressman Graham Barden,
Democrat of New Bern, N.C.
Barden is the courtly Carolin-
ian, Chairman of the House Ed-
ucation and Labor Committee who
began life as a school teacher but
is now bitterly opposed to aid to
education. He has become one of
the most reactionary members of
Barden is so reactionary that he
has held not one meeting of his
Education and Labor Committee
since Congress convened in Jan-
uary, instead rules the committee
with his own iron hand. Though
he took time to arrange a nice
committee junket to Puerto Rico,
he will not take one hour to call
a regular meeting.
What forced this impromptu
meeting of Democrats only in
Barden's private office, was the
fact that he had hired a recog-
nized labor-baiter, James M.
Brewbaker, as counsel of the com-
mittee-a committee which is en-
trusted with liberalizing the Taft-
Hartley Act, broadening wage-

hour laws and passing Federal aid
to education.
* * *
YET WITHOUT consulting a
single member of the commit-
tee, Barden had hired a "labor ad-
viser" who had spent 11 years
working for the anti-labor Nation-
al Association of Manufacturers
and later formed his own anti-
labor outfit, the Association of
Industrial Mobilization.
Eleven glowering Democrats,
therefore, gathered in Barden's of-
fice. Barden, in turn, matched
their glowers.
"We should wash our linen
within the confines of our own
committee," he said, frowning at
Congressman Jimmy Roosevelt,
who had issued a press statement
criticizing the Brewbaker ap-
"I don't agree," replied Roose-
velt. He went on to point out that
when the committee chairman ap-
pointed an anti-labor counsel
without consulting other Con-
gressmen, he had every right to
express his view publicly and em-
Two Southern Democrats did



The College Thinker

not bristle. They defended Bar-
"We should stay withlthe chair-
man," insisted Rep. Carl Elliott of
Alabama. "The committee grant-
ed him the authority to hire the
counsel and I will stay with him
on his choice."
* * *
drum of Georgia, nodded agree-
The other Democrats did not
agree. And for three hours they
expressed their views in no uncer-
tain terms. Those who protested
Barden's high-handed operation
were: Kelley of Pennsylvania, Bai-
ley of West Virginia, Perkins of
Kentucky, Wier of Minnesota,
Metcalf of Montana, Chudoff of
Pennsylvania, Green of Oregon,
McDowell of Delaware, Thompson
of New Jersey, and Udall of Ari-
"I never dreamed anyone would
question his integrity," .Barden
protested, referring to Brewbaker.
The courtly Carolinian was be-
ing naive. For Brewbaker has gone
about-as far as possible to. go in
professional labor - baiting. After
11 years with the NAM, he estab-
lished his own Association of. In-
dustrial Mobilization which adver-
tised to industry that for $1,000
a year it would supply them with
so-called industry "research stud-
WHAT THESE "research stud-
ies" actually were was disclosed in
Brewbaker's trustee memorandum
No. 4, which promised that Brew-
baker's organization "would 'pre-
pare educational material designed
to inform the American people of
those activities of organized
groups which, if carried to excess,
will destroy free collective bar-
gaining and eventually free com-
petitive private enterprise."
Brewbaker's first study was
"Union Political Expenditures,"
based on material from the Sen-
ate Republican Policy Committee.
However, business groups didn't
seem interested enough to pay $1,-
000 a year for this labor-baiting
service, and $xewbaker was avail-
able for another job. Congressman
Barden obliged by giving him a
key post where he could pass on
labor laws for the entire United
(Copyright 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

(Continued from Page 2)
Seminar In Conflict Resolution (Prob-
lems in the Integration of the Social
Sciences, Economics 353) will'meet Tues.,
March 20, at 3 p~m. in the Conference
Room of the Children's Psychiatric Hos
pital. Dr. Ralph W. Gerard will speak
on "Cooperation and Conflict as Modes
of Integration."
Botanical Seminar. Herman F. Becker,
Department of Botany, will speak on
"An Oligocene Flora from the Ruby
River Basin in Southwestern Montana."
4:15 p.m., Wed., March 21, 1139 Natural
Science. Refreshments at 4:00.
American Chemical Society Lecture.
Wed., March 21, 8:00 p.m., Room 1300
Chemistry Buding. F. E. McGrew,
Assistant Research Director, DuPont
olychemicals Dept., will speak on "Mile-
stones in Understanding Polymer Struc-
Placement Notices
The representative from the Albion
Public Schools at Albion, Michigan will
be unable to interview candidates for
teaching positions on Tues., March 20
as previously announced. We are can-
celling all his appointments.
For additonal Infopnation please con-
tact the Bureau of Appointments, 3528
Administration Bldg., NO 3-1511, Ext.
Meeting of the Summer Placement
Service In Room 3G Michigan Union,
3G, 1 to 4:45 p.m.
Types of jobs range from technical and
non-technical business to camps and
Representatives from the following
will be at the Michigan Union, Room
3G, 1 to 4:45 p.m.
Thursday, March 22:
Arnet Cole, Ann Arbor YMCA Camp,
will interview for Counselors.
Mrs. H. Gross, Ann Arbor YWCA,
will interview for Counselors.
Stanley J. Michaels, Camp Nahet,
Ortonville, Mich., will interview for
male and female Counselors.
*Sam Marcus, Fresh Air Society, De-
troit, Mich., will interview for Coun-
Ronald Thompson, Chief Ta-Kee-Ko-
Mo Day Camp, Ann Arbor, will Inter-
view for male and female Counselors.
Mrs. Christine Pickett, Manage for
Michigan Education Association of New
York, publishers of "The volume Li-
brary," will interview for Salespersons.
Terry Adderle, Russell Kelly Office
Service, Detroit, will interview women
for Typists, Stenographers, General
Office Clerks to work in offices of
Detroit firms for the summer.
sidney Weiner, Div.-Supervsor, The
Easterling Co., Ann Arbor, will inter-
view for Salesmen.
Representatives from the following
will be at the 'Engrg. School:
Wednesday, March 21:
Arthur D. Little, Inc., Cambridge,
Mss.-all levels in Ch.E., Elect., Mech.,
Physics, and Chem. for Operations, Re-
search and Digital Computation.
Thursday, March 22:
Linde Air Products Co., Div. of UCCC,
Indianapolis, Ind.-PhD in Elect. X. for
Research and Devel.
Thurs., Fri., March 22, 23:
Westinghouse Elect. Corp., Detroit,
Mich.-all levels in Aero., Ch.E., Civil,
Elect., Ind., Instru., Math., Mech., Eng.
Mech., Metal., Naval and Marine, Nu-
clear, Physics, and Science for Research,
Devel., anud Design. U.S. citizen.
Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., Akron,
Ohio-B.S. and M.S. in Ch.E., Elec.,
Ind., Mech.; B.S. in Civil and Metal. for
Research, Devel., Design, Prod., and
Friday, March 23:
Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, Calif.
M.S. or PhD in Mech. and Aero. U.S.
citizen. No ROTC applicants.
Revere Copper and Brass, Inc., De-
troit, Mich.-B.S. ini Ch.E., Elect., Ind.,
Mech., Metal., and Accounting for Prod.,
Sales, Quality Control, and Acctg., U.S.
Chicago Bridge and Iron Co., Chicago,
Ill.-all levels in Civil, Constru., Ind.,
and Metal, for Devel., Design, Prod.,
Constr., and Sales. U.S. citizen.
U.S. Rubber Co., Tire Devel. Div,
Detroit, Mich.-al levels in Chem.E.,
Elect., Mat., Math., Mech., Physics, and
Science for Research and Devel. U.S.
Olin Mathleson Chem. Corp., New
York, N.Y.-a elevels in Ch.E. B.S. and
M.S. in Elect., Ind., Mech., Physics, and
Science for Research, Devel, Design, and
Sikorsky Aircraft, Div. of United Air-
craft Corp., Bridgeport, Conn.-B.. or
M.S. in Aero., Civil., Elect., Ind., Instr.,
Mat, Math., Mech., Metal., Physics and

Science for Devel., Design and Prod .
American Gas and Elect. Serv ce Corp.,
New York, N.Y.-B.S. or M.S. in Elect.
and Mech. for Devel., Design, Prod.,
Constr., and Sales.
Sangamo Elect., Springfield, 1.-all
levels in Elect., )Mech. and Ind. for
Summerand RegulareResearch, Devel.,
Design, Prod., and Sales. U.S. citizens,
Danly Machine Specialties, Chicago,
Ill--all levels in Elect.;, Ind., Mech.,
Metal., U.S. citizens, for Summer and
Regular Research, Devel., Design, and
Wyman-Gordon Co., Worcester, Mass.
-all levels in Mech. and Metal, for
Summer and Regular Research, Devel.,
Prod., Sales and Lab.
Corning Glass Works, Albion, Mich.-
all levels in, Ch.E., Instr., Mat., Mech.,
and E. Mech.; B.S. and M.S. in Elect.
and Ind. for Prod., Equip., Glass Tech.,
Ind. Quality Control, Sales, and Re-
search E.
For appointments contact the Engrg.
Placement Office, 347 W.E., Ext. 2182.
Hdqs. Army and Air Force Exchange
Service offers opportunities in France,
Germany, Libya, Fr. Morocco, and Eng-
land for Buyers, Supervisors of Food,
Automotive Equipment, General Man-
agers, and Secretaries; in Japan for
Arch. Engrs., Auto part Purchasing
Agent; in Korea for Manager of Branch
Exchange; in Germany for. Dept. Mgrs.,
Tailors, Automotive Specialists, Senior
Claims Examiner, and Shoe Buyer; in
Greenland, Labrador, Newfoundland,
Saudi Arabia, Eniwetok, Caribbean area,
and Panama for Managers.
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield
Village, Dearborn, Mich.,ahave openings
for S' immer Employment. College wom-
en and high school graduates are needed
for positions as guides.


To The Editor

S YQU APPROACH the end of four strug-
gling college years, there's a mild sense of
hock to have this headline flash before you one
norning: "College Students Can Think." ,
Sidney J. Harris is the writer who comes to
his opinion in one of his recent "Strictly
ersonal columns.
Says Mr. Harris, in visiting the Illinois Wes-
eyan college campus he was struck by the fact'
hat the college newspaper's editorial page was
'coolly and clearly written" and dealt with
'matters which all too rarely appear in grown-
ip journals."
Now this does any college editorial writer's
ieart good, despite the slight shudder at being
eft out of the "grown-up" class.
But what is disturbing is that the collegian's
bility to think out such problems as "con-
ormity to mass opinion, and the wave of anti-
tellectualism in the country" is such a sur-
>rise to Mr. Harris.
Editorial Staff
ave Baad......................... Managing Editor
im Dygert .,..".................. .... City Editor
urry :rymer:...::.................. Editorial Director
ebra Durchslag ... ................. Magazine Editor
avid Kaplan ..........:............. Feature Editor
ane Howard ....................... Associate Editor
oulse lyor ......................... Associate Editor
hi1 Douglis . ...........,.......... Sports Editor
Ian Eisenberg .............. Associate Sports Editor
ack Horwitz ............... Associate Sports Editor
lary Helithaler .............. Women's Editor
laine Edmonds ........... Associate Women's Edito
ohn Hirtzei ........................Chief Photographer
Business Staft
ick Alstron2 ........... Business Manager
ob lgenfrlt, .......... Associate Business Manager
:en Rogat ............... Advertising Manager
Larty Weisbard .....................Finance Manager
ilt Gnlrtein .. ............. Circulation Manager

I wonder if this might not be a common pub-
lic conception of the college student. Under-
graduates are pictured as perpetual panty-
raiders, college editorial writers as rabble rous-
ers, and graduates as impractical intellectuals.
The one exception to all this is the engineering
or science-math concentrate who has kept his
mind on the stable concrete scientific fact that
allows him to take an early role in the "grown
up society,"
Perhaps more than other college students,
the graduating liberal arts concentrate comes
into contact with these opinions. The society
puts on a gala show of welcome to the engineer,
the man who will create the world of tomorrow.
He can go where he wants, get an early finan-
cial stability and feel himself an important cog
in progress.
But the 'immature' political science or his-
tory or English grad-has to look for the back
door opening and grab the first one he sees
because it won't be very wide.
Certainly, the giant corporations and other
big businesses are interested in the salesman
or the public relationst man. $ut it's difficult
to substitute idealistic plans of-if not "saving"
humanity-at least helping it along a bit, with
a lifetime of selling soap or automobiles or
something else.
ney J. Harris. But behind this world-shak-
ing recognition, Mr. Harris forgets to point out
that most of society isn't particularly inter-
ested. Business needs sellers, not thinkers.
Politics needs politicians, not thinkers. The
- thinkers of the Illinois Wesleyan editorial page
aren't particularly in demand on "grown-up"
editorial pages.
Finally, Mr. Harris exclaims that an Illinois
Wesleyan editorial "Why Humanities?" is such
a reasoned and moving argument for the ex-
tension of humanities courses in colleges, that
"it should give heart to those young people
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What About Kumquats?
To the Editor:
IN REGARD to the story in Sun-
day's Daily concerning Senior
Night Festivities, some aspects
were not covered about which the
following questions arose:
1. The article said the girls will
march from the Library to the
League. What arrangements have
been made for closing off traffic
on North U?
2. Are the candles which the
married coeds will be carrying,
the same ones they held in the
window during their pinning cer-
3. According to the ceremony
procedure, pinned girls will depos-
it their pins on a cushion and
wear a safety pin instead. Will
girls who promised their mates
that they would wear the pin "al-
ways" be able to attend the pro-
gram anyway?
4. Engaged - girls are to suck
lemons. Will those allergic to lem-
one be able to suck kumquats?'
If the Daily could supply the,
answers, plans could be made
more concretely.
-Mike McNerney, '57L
No Apologies . ,
To the Editor:
ON THE BASIS of the Emmett
Till and Clinton Melton cases,
Murry Frymer, in a brief editor-
ial, stated that Negro-killing ap-
pears to be legal in Mississippi.
Anyone who read about these two
cases could not help agreeing with
Mr. Frymer's conclusion, cynical
and sad as the conclusion may be.
But obviously there are many
aennineristr+'nr the Smith like PDo

cations of desegregation. But un-
like Mr. Reynolds, or so it seems,
they also feel a sense of indigna-
tion and shame that two human
beings can be murdered incold
blood without society punishing
the perpetrators.
The issue of desegregation and
the murders of these two people
are no different from wars; you
may understand with perceptive
logic the economic, political, and
psychological reasons for war, but
if you are a sensitive human being,
you are filled with an overwhelm-
ing horror at the needless and
barbaric massacre of human life.
It's all very good to understand,
Mr. Reynolds, but how long can
you keep apologizing?
-Judy Gregory
Pioneer, Artist . .
To the Editor:
FRED ALLEN was snubbed by
The Daily in death, just as he
was rebuffed by the American
public in life. The baggy-eyed
comedian from Cambridge, Mas-
sachusetts was worth but four
lines to the Daily Sunday morn-
ing. And a great entertainer
passed on while one of the world's
highest intelligence - per-capita
populations remained uninformed
of the would-be important fact;
important because Fred Allen was
a pioneer, Fred Allen was an art-
The nasal-voiced commentator
on everything was the greatest ex-
ponent of the art of spontaneous
wit that the world has ever seen.
He was probably the most intelli-
gent man that ever chose show
business for a way of'life. The big
nam mrc nt. in hio rlca+h hilt in


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