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u* 4r lfficbi!an hiIll
Sixty-Sixth Year

hen Opinions Are Free,
Truth Will Prevail'"

-- - P.


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

Liftm The Lecture Ban-
Through Trial or Talks.

"I Might Walk Right Out Gf This Party"
- -1
S t

THE DECIMATION of the great American buffalo herds during the
latter half of the 1800s brought silver to the white man and
tragedy to the Indian. The twilight in the final days of the huge herds
and .the roaming Indian is captured in "The Last Hunt."
At first the buffalo hunters were employed by the army during the
Indian Wars to destroy the enemy's main source of food and clothing.
After the Wars, the hunters shot for the eastern markets of leather and

'Last Hunt' Better
Than Average Western

DURING the past two years the University
has heard Wayne Morse, Alexander Wiley,
Norman Thomas, Earl Warren, John Feikens
and Neil Staebler-
Each of these speakers represents an ac-

But a new approach is needed -
to the heart of the problem.
Some advocate a test for the
mittee. Why not invite a Commu
the Committee to turn him do
would get excited, the Lectu

~v~sau vv v~rava vvn, v y v u
cepted viowpoint of some sort. Only Thomas would look bad and then maybe
deviates slightly and his moderate socialism some changes. In this vein the
is compromised by twenty-five years of non- suggestion that Carl Winter, n
influential activity. Communist Party of America F
mittee, be invited. He spoke tc
These are the big names in politics who are meeting of the Labor Youth Lea
testing students' intellect and political ideals Bt theiaorapoach
t But there is another approach
at the University. There are no extremists in tried first and those sincerely in
the group; as the political climate stands now lieving the present University vo
there will be none. port.
The Daily has been hitting at this void all Student Government Council,
year. After reflecting on the situation at other of the education of the stude
Universities (Princeton has Alger Hiss coming Vice-President Lewis to set up
April 26 and a Soviet official talked at Colum- composed of students, faculty a
bia just recently) there have been numerous tion to work with the Regents t
false starts at rectifying the complacency in the present Lecture Committee
this area. This approach has proved wer
Each start runs smack into the same road- But inroads have been made in
block. No one wants to tackle the Regents' mosphere of student, faculty ar
commissioned Lecture Committee, tion competition on important r
Every proposed speaker who swings a cer- recent compromise on the driv
tain distance to the left (on the subversive cates possibilities for cooperatio
list) gets the thumbs down sign from the Com-
mittee before he is even officially invited. INITIATIVE for the study shot
The Lecture Committee excuses itself and SGC as representing student
justifiably on the grounds it is 'only carrying over the ban on extremist poli
out its commission from the Board of Regents .Students certainly feel they hav
to keep "subversive" speakers from appearing to listen objectively to the ran
in University buildings before an all-Univer- usual" political theorists.
sity audience. If such a study should fail t
on the Lecture Committee prin
BUT AFTER four years of living in this po- an actual test would be justified
litical climate serious question arises over Students are concerned with t
the adverse effects this elimination is having inherent in eliminating certain
on University students. The political philoso- an honest concern doesn't nec
phy behind this climate is reminiscent of Rous- blowing a touchy situation sky
seau's "general will," a philosophy far afield happens when the attacked is
from the beliefs on which .the United States corner. Change in this area cot
was founded, an objective study and this ap
That the situation is lamentable; that politi- first be carefully explored.
cal excitement is lacking is not a new point. --DAVE BAAD, Manag
Dorm Living--A Luxury?

- one that gets
Lecture Com-
unist and force
wn? Everybody
re Committee
we would get
re is a current
member of the
xecutive Com-
o a non-public
ague last night.
that should be
.terested in re-
oid are in sup-
in the interest
nt, should ask
a committee
nd administra-
toward altering
ak in the past.
the former at-
nd administra-
problems. The
ving ban indi-
ild come from
itical speakers.
e the maturity
ntings of "un-
hen an attack
nciple through
the conformity
beliefs. But
cessarily mean
y high, which
backed into a
Lld come from
proach should
Bing Editor


Fears Over Middle East


dence Hall room and board rates, students
--and their parents-have justifiable cause to
wonder when the end of spiraling costs is in
Should the latest proposed increase take
effect, the cost of Residence Hall living will
have risen $120 in the past four years. Be-
cause of the University's policy to make the
Resident. Hall system self supporting, part of
the increase is directed towards the construc-
tion of additional housing units and the buying
of bonds for some of the existing ones.
As University enrollment nears the antici-
pated 40,000 mark and morer residence halls
are built, students wonder how many more room
and board increases will confront them.
Last year, as rates rose $50, residents were
told that barring "unforseeable circumstances,"
no further raises were in sight. However, the
State Legislature did the "unforseeable" and
granted pay raises to other University employees,
resulting in the Residence Halls having to
grant comparable boosts to their own full time
How many circumstances will be unforsee-
able, yet payable by the students?
IF ONLY FOR a moral obligation to the fresh-
men who must live in the halls, and the

upperclassmen who wish to, answers should be
available. If residence hall living is not to
become a luxury financially enjoyable only to
a few, some limit must be drawn on the cost
of the student's burden.
But under the University's present unrealistic
policy of granting no financial support to the
residence halls, the limit has yet to be drawn.
Rather, in the opposite direction, the ink was
still drying on the rooming schedules before
last year's increase was announced. While the
announcement of this year's proposed increase
came five days before the Board of Governors'
meeting, consideration of those who foot the
bills is still negligible.
Those who pay should have some idea of
how much longer they will bear almost annual
rent increases. The student who continually
is asked to contribute more money for both
the financing of new dormitories in addition
to the expense of his room and board should
have a greater opportunity to contribute ideas
towards meeting those expenses in a more prac-
tical manner.
The increase in expenses during the past
four years, and the possibility of increases in
the future, indicates that it's time the adminis-
tration with the students re-examine the meth-
ods of financing the residence halls.

ONE REASON U.S. policy in the
Near East has been confused is
the fact that the National Security
Council has been split wide open
over what steps to take in case the
Israeli-Egyptian dispute flares in-
to an all-out conflagration.
The Navy, which has drawn
heavily on Arabian oil in the past,
wants to take strong action to
preserve >future oil. So does the
Air Force, which has an important
base at Dhahran.
* But the Army feels differently,
and so does John Foster Dulles.
The Army, which had to take the
main beating in Korea, is worried
about getting bogged down on the
desert sands in a preventive police
action into which the Russians
would throw countless Moslem
"volunteers" similar to the Chin-
ese volunteers which did the major
fighting in Korea.
Secretary Dulles . has similar
fears. Having claimed credit for
getting the United States out of
one war in Korea, he doesn't want
to get the United States into a
action which might degenerate
into war-especially just before
Dulles, therefore, argues that
if allied forces are sent to the
Near East, Britain should carry
the chief burden-at least until
the United Nations takes official
THE MYSTERY of the message
from Prine Minister Eden to the
President which. Ike said he didn't
get is still intriguing diplomats.
No solution is in sight.
However, here are some back-
stage facts which may shed a little
light. On March 25, I reported
that the Prime Minister had sent
a secret message warning that war
seemed certain in the Near East in
60 days. He urged that the United

States and England stand to-
On April 2, Joseph Alsop carried
a somewhat similar, more detailed
report from London. Later, the
British Foreign Office confirmed
the message. The State Depart-
ment has also admitted unofficially
that this and other similar mes-
sages were received. This particu-
lar message was delivered to Wal-
worth Barbour, U.S. Minister in
London, who was summoned to
No. 10 Downing Street where Eden
scrawled out the letter to Ike in
his own handwriting.
My State Department sources
say categorically that this massage
was given to the President; fur-
ther, that all messages from Prime
Minister Eden are immediately
delivered to the White House.
There have, however, been many
messages, and Ike may have been
confused by the idea of a "recent"
message since the den letter was
then about two weeks old.
also recall some other important
snafus involving messages that
were sent to the White House.
In the fall of 1953 wlien Ike
was on a "work-and-play" sojourn
at Denver, the State Department
sent him a personal letter from
Chancellor Adenauer of Germany.
This happened to be a letter whith
the State Department had asked
Adenauer to write Ike, suggesting
an old-clothes drive in the United
States for East German refugees
escaping to West Germany.
Eisenhower never answered Ade-
nauer's letter. It lay around Den-
ver for three weeks, so long that
the State Department decided to
forget the whole business.
Last October in Denver, Ambas-
sador Henry Cabot Lodge, arriving
from the United Nations to report

to the stricken President, told
newsmen he had informed Eisen-
hower of the French walkout from,
the UN over Algeria. But on
November 21 when Ike held his
first Cabinet meeting at Camp
David, Md., the President was
heard to exclaim: "Do you mean
to say that the French just got up
and walked out of the Assembly?"
* * *
tried to discredit Senator Kefauver
at the Nebraska Women's Club
convention in Omaha. The three
men sent an urgent, scribbled note
to Kefauver while he was speak-
ing, informing him that ex-Presi-
dent Truman was coming to the
meeting and that Kefauver should
announce it. Kefauver -refused
to make the phony announcement,
had, one of his hostesses call Tru-
man's office in Kansas City. The
note was a pure hoax.
A new series of atomic and
hydrogen tests is beginning this
week in the South Pacific. The
most dramatic test will be an at-
tempt to shoot down a plane with
an atomic guided missile.
Eisenhower aides have been
telling the gas lobbyists privately
that if Ike is re-elected, he will
try to free natural gas producers
from federal controls. (Behind
this is the fact that the gas lob-
byists won't contribute to the Re-
publican ,campaign until they
know where Ike stands on a new
gas bill.)
Eisenhower is furious at French
Premier Mollet and his, govern-
ment for its sniping and complain-
ing against American foreign
policy. It was at Ike's suggestion
that Secretary Dulles hurriedly in-
'vited- French Foreign Minister
Pineau to Washington for a con-
ference. It will be one of the
bluntest, hottest held in Washing-
ton in some time.
(Copyright, 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

meat. They shot well; in 1853,
there were more than 60,000,000
buffalo on the Western Plains, and
thirty years later, there were less
than 3,000. With their principle
means of food supply becoming
practically non-existent, the In-
dian surrendered and was made
a ward of the government.
"THE LAST HUNT" has Sandy
McKenzie as a former army buf-
falo hunter who has been sickened
by the constant slaughter and has
left hunting to do his own ranch-
ing. When a stampede of buffalo
destroys his small herd, he decides
to hunt again, as a partner with
one Charley Gilson.
Gilson is a man whose life is
based on the belief that "Killin's
like the only real proof you're
alive." His love and satisfaction
in living is the destruction of life.
Having fought Indians most of his
life, he is delighted at becoming
a buffalo hunter so that he can
destroy two things atdonce-the
buffalo, and so, the Indian.
McKenzie hates the killing but
needs the money. He has been
raised with Indians and is sympa-
thetic towards them. Gilson, Mc-
Kenzie, a peg-legged skinner called
Woodfoot, and a young half-breed
go into the wilderness to hunt the
last remaining herd. The stages
of conflict are completed when
Gilson kills two Indians and
brings a squaw and child to the
hunters' camp. The explosion of
personalities result directly from
Gilson's treatment of the girl.
* * *
AS GILSON, Robert Taylor is
surprisingly effective. In a scene
where he runs among the bodies
of the buffalo he has shot, and
then kneels in the middle of them
sweating and shaking, he is the
personification ofaa man wose
emotional gratifications are dread-
fully perverse. When he begs the
half-breed not to leave him, im-
mediately after giving the breed
a savage beating, Taylor's acting
clearly projects the pathetic con-
fusion of a neurotically defective
Stewart Granger's McKenzie is
the typical frontiersman, gentle,
persistent, and "quietly powerful.
Lloyd Nolan as the drunken skin-
ner is a character come to life
from a Remington sketch. Debra
Paget is the Indian girl again, and
Russ Tamblyn is a juvenile half-
* * *
screenplay and directed the film in
Cinemascope a n d magnificent
Eastman color. The hunting scenes
were shot during the annual thin-
ning of the buffalo herd at Custer
Park, South Dakota, and have the
authenticity of being the real
"The Last Hunt" is by no means
a perfect film, nor is it, perhaps,
an outstanding one. The fact is,
however, that the producers have
attempted telling a timeless and
universal story in western set-
tings, and the attempt is more
than encouraging.
-Culver Esenbeis
to the
'Mikado' raised ...
To the Editor:
MORE FUSS should be made
about the fine production the
Mikado company unveiled this
weekend. Gilbert and Sullivan
goes best with a young cast, but
the trouble is that most young
people can't sing or act well
enough to meet the technical de-

mands of the operas. This Mikado
met them very well indeed. The
leading players had all mastered
their roles. They sang with warm-
th and accuracy, and showed a
near-professional sense of timing
in th comic scenes.
The chorus was fresh and attrac-
tive in appearance, the costumes
were radiant, and the singing was
accompanied by an orchestra
-which knew its job.
The whole show brought to life
the sense of foolish, wonderful
innocence which makes Gilbert
and Sullivan worth coming back
to year after year. The company
must have worked very hard to
achieve such a good result, and I
think everyone who saw the pro-
duction is grateful to them for
their pains.
-Brainerd P. Stranahan, Grad.
New Books at Library
Battistini, Lawrence H.-The
United States and Asia; N. Y.,

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University Lecture in Journalism,
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University Lecture by Matteo Glinak,
music critic from Rome, Italy, 4:15
p.m. today, Rackham Assembly Hell,
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the auspices of the Department. of
Romance Languages, on "Crisis histori-
cas y crisis linguisticas," at 7:30 p.m.,
Wednesday, in the West Lecture Room
of the Rackham Building.
Stanley Quartet, Gilbert Ross, first
violin, Emil Raab, second violin, Robert
Courte, viola, and Oliver Edel, cello,
8:30 this evening, in the Rackham Lec-
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K. 458, Palmers Quartet No. 3, and
Beethoven's Quartet in E minor, Op.
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KelloggAuditorium. Gordon Bonfield,
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Board Company of Filer City, will speak
on his company's management code.
Open to public. Request is made that
instructors in other schools excuse from
11:00 classess Natural Resources stu-
dents who, wish to attend the Convoca-
Extension Service announces the fol-
lowing class to be held in Ann Arbor
beginning Tues., April 17:
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Business Administration.
Registration for this class may be
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during University office hours or during
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Courageous Decision

period of intense study and soul-searching,
yesterday came to a very difficult decision. He
determined to veto the farm bill, as it was
passed by Congress.
His decision, made in the face of strong
pressures from, farm organizations and from
Congress, including 15 farm-state Republican
senators, makes the farm situation a red-hot,
tremendously significant political issue in the
current campaign. It leaves him open to
direct- personal attack, a position of which the
Democrats are certain to take the fullest pos-
sible advantage.
Senate majority leader Lyndon Johnson (D.,
Tex.b seems to be leading the attack. Before
Ike made his decision, Johnson made a state-
ment in which he claimed that the farmers
would be deprived of an estimated $2,000,000,000
in income, and left "completely at the mercy"
of Secretary of Agriculture Benson, should the
bill be vetoed.
Yesterday, on hearing of the veto and
Eisenhower's request for immediate action of
Congress on the soil bank plan-as a sep-
arate measure--he remarked that Congress
surely would not "roll over and play dead at
the crack of a whip."
The concern of both parties in this farm is-
sue should be the economic welfare of the
farmer, and that only. The problem has in-
stead beconmea onlitical battleround.The

President has been faced with dire predictions
of "political suicide" in case he should veto the
The interests of the farmer, it seems have
taken a position of secondary importance in
the minds of those deeply concerned, one way
or the other, with the bill.
TF CONGRESS would forget politics and wor-
ry about the farmer for a little while, it might
be able to come up with something to help him.
The President has stated clearly which provi-
sions of the present bill he objects to and the
basis for his objections, and has included a
number of recommendations for action under
presently existing law to aid the farmers.
They include plans to continue price sup-
ports on the five major crops-wheat, corn,
cotton, rice and peanuts-at at least 821/2 per
cent of parity, to increase the support on manu-
facturing milk and on butterfat, and to expend
more than $400,000,000 of Agriculture Depart-
ment funds to strengthen prices on perishable
farm commodities.
From the time the bill in its present form
was proposed in Congress, the President has
insisted that it is unworkable and contradic-
tory, yet Congress, aware of the possibility of
a veto, passed the measure in spite of the
President's objections.
Now that the bill has been vetoed, and the
--a . .. -

Nasser's Dream-Greater Arabia'


AP Foreign News Analyst
BEHIND THE intense activity of
Egyptian Premier Gamal Abdel
.Nasser these days there lies much
more than just the exigencies of
the Arab-Israel conflict.
Nasser is driven by a dream that
has led many Arab leaders before
him into political and military
adventures - the vision of a
"greater Arabia" uniting all the
Arab-speaking peoples..
Should someone ever unite these
peoples in an empire it would be
no small political unit. It would
stretch from Mogador on the At-
lantic some 4,000 miles to Muscat
on the Gulf of Oman. It would
embrace 70 million peaple. It
would absorb 17 existing inde-
pendent countries, protectorates
and possessions.
Its total area would run to near-
ly five million square miles com-
pared with three million for the
United States. Much of this is
fie v- 1 1 i-A ml. na __4 -.,1.

totalled nearly 150 million metric
tons and beneath the ground there
are believed to be the greatest oil
reserves in the world.
"Greater Arabia" occupies a
strategic position astride the Mid-
dle East and cofitrols access to the
Mediterranean in the east and
"Greater Arabia" has a large
bloc of eight votes in the General
Assembly of the United Nations
which is soon to be increased.
"Greater Arabia" possesses two
common denominators. One is
language-Arabic-which is gen-
erally spoken throughout these
lands. The other is religion. All
the Arab countries, except only
Lebanon, are populated predomi-
nantly by Moslems.
* * *
THEIR COMMON culture is
cemented also by history going
back to the Arab empire carved
out by the followers of Moham-
mPA in +he tn~ nd 9th epnbirie

fanatics who will never reconcile
themselves to the exitstence of a
Jewish state in their midst.
The other factor is the opposi-
tion to Western imperialism which
is still a real thing for Arabs. All
the 11 independent Arab states-
Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Syria, Le-
banon, Jordan, Iraq, Tunisia, Mo-
rocco, Yemen and Saudi Arabia-
have freed themselves from one or
another degree of alien rule only
during the last 40 years, most
since World War II.
* * *
ALGERIA, inhabited mostly by
Arab-speaking people is in the
throes of rebellion. The British
still control oil-rich Kuwait, Aden,
Oman, Qatar, Bahrein, and the
trucial states. The Western Pow-
ers control Arabian oil - though
they pay for the privilege. Western
influence is still strong in certain
countries-such as Ordan.
It is by spearheading the drive
against Israel on one hand and
,D.;__ -A a n n Hnnh





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