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Sixty-Sixth Year

'You Using A Pinch Of Salt In Your Recipe, Dearie?"

en Opinwons Are Free,
Tr'th Will PrevaiR

Adorable' Says Women
Can Do No Wrong
THERE IS always the slight suspicion throughout Adorable Creatures
that it was manufactured expressly for American consumption; i.e.
to conform to the American idea of French "amour toujours"-just-as-
long-as-the-husband-is-out-of-town. The film does the job admirably.
Nowhere but in France, continues the legend, do feminine charms
receive their proper homage-nowhere but in France can a woman
really be a woman, and if this necessitates half a dozen bedroom scenes,

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

Red China Policy:
U.S. Still Muddlling Through

TWO VERY recent events should serve as a
warning to the United States. The recog-
nition of the Communist government by Egypt
and the British announcement that they in-
tend to widen trade with Red China despite
American objections, indicate that American
failures to face facts may put us in an isol-
lated position concerning Red China in the
not-too-distant future.
Egypt, most influential of the Arab nations,
and the first Arab State to extend recognition
to Red China, has driven the opening wedge
for the others to follow.
The British trade move could be taken by
the Japanese as an opening to renew rela-
tions with their Asian neighbors. Trade is
Japan's lifeblood and China is a vast and
tempting market. Why, the Japanese will ask
themselves, should we restrict our trade at
American insistence when other nations do
not and receive no United States protest?
OF WHAT significance are these moves to
the United States?
Little by little, the world is coming to accept
the Chinese Communist regime as being the
government unquestionably in power in Pei-
ping and the only government of China proper,
Not only do the majority of southern Asian
nations have diplomatic relations with Com-
munist China, but so do a sizeable portion of
American allies in Europe. To this will soon
be added the bloc of Arab states. This, of
course, is in addition to Soviet Russia and her
satellites, all of whom recognize the Peiping
With the recognitions of Red China come
the withdrawals of relations with Chiang Kai-
shek's regime on Taiwan. The gradual move
away from supporting Chiang contributes to
the isolation of the American stand as we insist

dogmatically on continuing to back the Na-
tionalist government.
IT IS CONCEIVABLE that the British action
will encourage others who had previously
deferred to American wishes in order to insure
the continued flow of American aid, to quietly
enter into normal diplomatic relations with
The absence of concern and lack of fore-
sight in this matter in Washington is disturb-
ing. -It won't be too long before the United
States is backed into a corner by her failure
to conduct foreign policy on a long-range
rather than a situation-to-situation basis,
meeting each problem as it comes up instead
of anticipating and possibly avoiding it.
The alternatives open to the United States
at present are three: enforce our policy of
non-recognition with our allies, cutting off
their financial aid if they do not conduct
themselves as we demand, take the lead our-
selves by recognizing Red China and obtain-
ing the best bargain possible for that recog-
nition, or drifting along in an uncharted course
until such time as we are forced to take action
which may well be dictated from circumstances
over which we have little or no control.
OF THESE three choices, the third is the
least desireable, giving the United States
very little control over her international
But this is the road the Department of State
chooses for us to follow. One of these days it
is going to become rudely apparent to the
Washington politicians and bureaucrats that
America can no longer muddle through with
an unimaginative foreign policy and some un-
pleasant decisions will have to be made.

so much the better. Vive la
France, where the woman knows
how to emerge (graciously) from
her bath, while the gentleman
waits (gallantly) with her robe.
THERE IS a plot that gives all
of this a justification, but it seems
to be the tacit agreement that the
legend is justification for itself.
The woman reigns supreme in all
her roles, and the male is left in
helpless admiration. Sincerity,
needless to say, is a matter of the
The film opens with the male,
an unimpressive specimen, who
decidedlyscomes out second-best
in a series of encounters with the
more interesting of the species,
if not the deadliest.
The "hero" starts out with a
married woman who makes a
handsome appearance in a double
bed. He turns to a shrew who
prefers a single, is taken up by a
twice-married lady philanthropist!
and is finally captured by the
famous little-girl-grown-up type
he has lived next door to all his
life. We leave the fond couple as
they ride away into a life of mar-
ried bliss, which the narrator
promises "is not the end."
BASICALLY the idea is the "La
Ronde theme in a slightly blander
version. In other words, we fol-
low the vagaries of love as it
manifests itself with more passion
than meaning, more intensity
than durability. In La Ronde,
however, the cycle from one love
to another was presented with a
definite note of cynicism.
There is no cynicism in "Ador-
able Creatures." Women are ex-
actly what the title calls them,
andya little dirty dealing on their
part is just one of their many
fascinations. The moral of this
story is that the woman can do
no wrong, especially if a bed hap-
pens to be around:.
Adorable Creatures is not film
art, but it is a good evening of
entertainment. It is a film of sit-
uations, and these situations are
classic humor. Meant to do noth-
ing more than take students'
minds off finals, it fills the bill.
--Debra Durchslag

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 from to Room 3553
Administration Building before 2 p.m.
the day preceding publication. Notices
for the Sunday edition must be in by
2 p.m. Friday.
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1956
General Notices
Effective Mon., May 21 and until
further notice, Lot No. 19 on Forest
Avenue will not be available for parking
because of the paring ramp construc-
tion activities. The lots on Church
Street which have been temporarily used
during the spring for Staff Parking
will also be closed.
The University Musical Society an-
nounces 26 concerts to be presented in
several series, during the season of
1956-1957. Orders for season tickets for
most series are being accepted and fil-
ed in sequence, later filled in the same
order and mailed September 15.
Late Permission: All women stud-
ents who attended the play "Black
Chiffon", had late permission until
11:20 p.m.


Fancy Real Estate Dealer


Another Soviet Initiative

RETURNING to Washington after two weeks
in London and Paris, I cannot help feeling
that we may be missing one of the main points
of the Soviet decision to demobilize about a
million men. "I do not think," said Mr. Dulles
at his press conference on Tuesday that "what
the Soviet Union is here doing... Is calculated
appreciably to alter their military power."
Mr. Dulles was implying that for this reason
the Soviet move had no bearing upon the
military policy of the NATO countries. Since
the Soviet military power will be just as great
as before the reduction ,the menace to be
guarded against will be just as great as ever.
This is not, I believe, the way the Soviet
announcement will read in Western Europe.
The question there is more likely to be this:
If the Soviet Union can demobilize something
like a quarter of its men under arms and still
be just as powerful as ever, how many men
could' be demobilized-or, in the case of the
Germans, not conscripted - without making
Western Europe less secure.
THE MORE it is proved by Mr. Dulles that
the Soviets have lost nothing by economizing
military manpower, the more impressive will be
the example they have set. For Britain, France
and Germany are short of industrial manpower.
Military service is regarded as a wasteful and
tiresome thing. The action of the Soviets will
be judged not so much as a gesture for peace
but to see whether it is an example of military
The question is whether in the revolution of
military technology amidst which we are living,
the Soviet Union is seizing the initiative in
the strategical thinking about that revolution.
There has been much discussion here in
Washington as to whether the Soviet Union
has a lead in certain fields-as for example
guided missiles. But what we need to ask our-
selves also is whether the Soviet Union is
adapting its high policy more quickly than we
are to the new military developments.
THE SOVIETS have been ahead of us in
realizing the political consequences of what
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Editorial Staff

happened in 1949 when they broke our mon-
opoly and began to develop nuclear weapons.
They saw, as our official policy-makers so long
refused to see, that the unavoidable conse-
quence would be the growth of neutralism in
all countries that do not themselves possess
nuclear weapons.
It could not have been otherwise. When a
country is unarmed for modern nuclear war-
fare, when it has no deterrent power and no
defensive power, it must move towards a neu-
tral position between the nuclear powers.
The Soviets saw this and very promptly made
their own the encouragement of neutralism.
This piece of military realism on their part
has increased enormously their political in-
fluence in Asia. We have just begun to come
around to it in the past few months. In the
visit of President Soekarno of Indonesia and
the coming visit of Pandit Nehru, we are be-
ginning to try to repair the damage of an
ill-judged policy.
THANKSTO Churchill's genius, the West was
ahead of the Soviets in realizing the politi-
cal consequences of the second military revo-
lution, that of the hydrogen bomb. This
second revolution has led us to the acknow-
ledgement at the summit meeting in Geneva
that the great nuclear powers themselves are
in a military stalemate and that they cannot
contemplate war as an instrument of their
We are now in a third phase of this evolution
in strategical thinking. It has to do primarily
with the adaptation of Western European mili-
tary policy to the military stalemate which
was acknowledged at Geneva. The NATO army
is in trouble because of a growing skepticism
as to whether it reflects a right estimate of the
coming military situation.
I was surprised to.find how far this skepti-
cism has gone, how deep is the questioning in
high quarters abroad as to the true military
value of much that never has been questioned
before. As an example of how drastic the re-
examination is, there is serious thought being
given in Great Britain to the abolition of
Fighter Command - of the glorious service
which in 1940 won the Battle of Britain.
T HE ARGUMENT today is that Britain can-
not be defended successfully by interceptors
against the modern super-sonic bombers. The
re-examination does not stop there. It has
begun to reach out towards the ground forces
in Western Germany.
It is against this background, I believe, that
the Soviet action needs to be interpreted. The
question is not really whether the Soviets are
beguiling and deceiving us but whether they
are going to persuade Western Europe that
they know how to show the way to security and
Certainly in this matter of reducing military
personnel, the door on which they are pushing
is already ajar.
(1956, New York Herald Tribune Syndicate, Inc.)

CONGRESSMAN Victor Wicker-
sham, the Oklahoma Democrat
who complains that a congress-
man's salary is too low to live on,
continues to amaze both his col-
leagues and Washington realtors
by the way he's able to roll up
profits. Not only does he seem to
have an uncanny instinct for
knowing in advance where the
Government is going to place new
buildings, but he has a knack for
acquiring real estate for next to
Take, for instance, his acquisi-
tion of 882.5 acres of land adja-
cent to the Everglades National
Park in Southern Florida. It didn't
cost him a single, solitary cent.
* * *
HERE, according to the Con-
gressman's own explanation, is
how he managed this real-estate
Wickersham heard that the late
D. A. McDougal, once of Sapulpa,
Okla., (home town of Mrs. Tom
Dewey) had left 17,650 acres near
the Everglades National Park
when he died. So Wickersham
made a deal with the widow and
two McDougal daughters to take
an option to purchase for $10 an
acre, or a total of $176,500. This
was a bargain, inasmuch as oil
has been found in and around
that area.
The astute congressman, who

humbly says he was "reared on a
cotton, wheat, and dairy farn"
near Mangum, Okla., then scared
up some other realtors to whom
he sold 90 per cent of the land for
100 per cent of what it cost him.
In return, he kept 5 per cent or
882.5 acres as his fee.
THOSE who came in on the
deal were Gene Olmi, Dr. W. T.
Burch, and Tim McCue, all of
Alexandria, Va.; Edgar F. Burch
of Ft. Lauderdale; and Allan Bru-
zee of Washington. In other
words, they put up the money,
Wickersham got a nice chunk of
land free.
Wickersham also acquired 376
acres on the Potomac River which
the Geological Survey now covets;
also bought eight acres near Colo-
rado Springs, where the Air Force
Academy is being located; negoti-
ated for land in Virginia near the
future Central Intelligence Agency
building; and owns two tracts of
land in Western Maryland be-
Survey site and thebnew Atomic
Energy Commission building.
* * *
Benson in wanting to sell his cot-
ton surplus, then not selling it, then
promising to sell it, then with-
drawing it, has Congress Jamie
Whitten of Mississippi really sore.
"I seem wrought up and I am,"

he said frankly to Benson's assist-
ant Secretary, M. L. MeLain, at a
special Appropriations Subcom-
mittee meeting called after Con-
gress learned that Benson had re-
fuset to sell 628,000 bales of cot-
ton after receiving foreign offers
for it which Benson cinsidered too
"Your failure to sell," the con-
gressman pointed out, "has forced
drastic slashes in cotton acreage.
As a result 55,000 families have
been forced off their farms. Mean-
while, foreign countries are ex-
panding their acreage at our ex-
- C
in mind the following chapter of
reversals in the variegated, un-
predictable cotton policy of the
Eisenhower Administration:
Last August, Secretary Benson
wanted to sell U.S. cotton surplus
abroad at competitive world
prices, but Secretary of State
Dulles said no. He argued, among
other things, that it would alien-
ate Egypt.
On Feb. 28, Benson announced
that U.S. surplus cotton would be
sold abroad. Critics claimed this
was done in order to win over two
Mississippi votes, Eastland and
Stennis, against the Democratic.
(Copyright, 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)


Student Recital: Fern Law, soprano.
recital at 8:30 p.m. Sat., May 19, in
Aud. A, Angell Hall, in partial fulfill-
ment of the requirements for the
Bachelor of Music degree. A pupil of
Harold Haugh, Miss Law will &ng com-
positions by Handel, Bach, Mozart,
Gounod, and a group of English songs.
Open to the general public.
Academic Notices
Recommendations for Department
Honors:Teaching departments wish.
ing to recommend tentative June grad.
uates from the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts, and the School
of Education for department honors
(or high honors in the College of
L.S.&A.) should recommend such stud-
ents in a letter delivered to the Office
of Registration and Records, Room 1513
Administration Building, by noon,
Mon., June 11, 1956.
Attention June Graduates: College of
Literature, Science and the Arts, School
of Education, School of Music, School
of Public Health, and School of Busi-
ness Administration: Students are ad-
vised not to request grades of I or X
in June. When such grades are ab-
solutely imperative, the work must be
made up in time to allow your instruc-
tor to report the make-up grade not
later than noon, Mon~, June 11, 1956.
Grades received after that time may
defer the student's graduation until
a later date.



Ford Rejects Gubernatorial Bid

Daily Staff Writer
THE Republicans have staked
their hopes for a strong guber-
natorial candidate on Detroit's
Mayor Albert E. Cobo, with ex-
chief police commissioner Donald
S. Leonard lurking in the back-
ground. These are major person-
alities thought capable of captur-
ing the governorship from G.
Mennen Williams.
Two other possible candidates,
Representative Bently and Repre-
sentative Jerry Ford of Grand
Rapids had been considered to a
draft movement for the post.
Representative Ford of the 5th
district has stated his reason for
refusing to run for governor of
the State of Michigan in a special
letter to The Daily.
* * *
HE SAID, in part:
"I have ruled out any possibility
of running for Governor this year.
In fact, I have 800 petitions for
the August 7th primary all set to
send out to supporters in the Fifth
District next week. This makes it
definite that I will seek reelection
to the House of Representatives in
the fall election.
"There are a number of reasons
why at this time I feel it is wiser
to seek reelection to my House
seat than make the bid for Gover-
* * *

tingx Average' of 93 per cent in
favor of Eisenhower Administra-
tion measures over the past three
and one-half years. I hope to be
able to continue supporting these
successful policies in the House
of Representatives."
EVEN THOUGH Rep. Ford has
declined to make a bid for gover-
nor the people of Michigan should
keep him in mind as a capable
statesman and possible guberna-
torial candidate in several years.
His popularity, in his own dis-
trict was adequately demonstrated

when in 1952 he was re-elected to
the 83rd Congress by a majority
of 55,000 votes outrunning the en-
tire Republican ticket in his dis-
trict and President Eisenhower by
7,832 votes.
Rep. Ford, born in Omaha, Neb.
from which his family moved to
Grand Rapids, is a 1935 Graduate
of the University. He was selected
the University's most valuable
player in 1934, was elected to
Michigamua, senior honor society,
and received a law degree from
Yale in 1941, which was followed
by 47 months in the Navy.

to the
Musical Digression . ,.
To the Editor:
IN REGARD to the letter of
Norman A. Levy (May 16, 1956)
concerning rock and roll music.
I strongly agree with Mr. Levy
and would like to reinforce his
previous statement. The Para-
mount Theater in New York is all
the evidence needed to justify the
fact that rock and roll music is
a moral evil which taints the souls
of men and induces them to crime
and destruction.
The very fact that the noble
state of Alabama, already renown
for its integrity in actions exem-
plified in another case, has taken
the initiative is ample reason why
we should unquestionably support
this wise movement.
Rock and roll is a musical di-
gression which appeals to adoles-
cences. Entangled in their struggle
for independence, they overlook
the deteriorating effect that this
music has on their immature
minds. Rock and roll music is too
"down to earth" and besides a
syllabus is not needed to interpret
it. For these sound reasons, we as
democratic Americans should de-
prive them of this freedom and
point thumbs down on rock and
roll music.
-Barbara Roberson, '58
Only T rue A.rt...
To the Editor:
T AM a foreign exchange student
-'who has had the privilege of
living in this country only two
short years. Consequently, when
I speak on a controversial issue
concerning Americans, I feel that
I am neither biased nor swayed. I
am sort of an involved, and yet
objective, observer.
Concerning the recent article
"Rock and Roll," I would like to
say but a few choice words in
opposition to it.
After witnessing and hearing all
types of American music, I have
found rock and roll to be a most
valuable contribution to the only
true art form of your country-
that being jazz.
Rock and roll seems to be more
than music. Rather than a sub-
versive plot, as it was so inappro-

English 150 (Playwriting) will meet
promptly at 7:00 p.m. in Room 1429
Mason Hall, Tues., May 22, for reading
of a long play.
Doctoral Examination for william
Howe Rueckert, English Language and
Literature; thesis: "The Rhetoric of
Rebirth: A Study of the Literary Theory
and Critical Practice of Kenneth
Burke", Sat., May 19, West Council
Room, Rackham Bldg., at 10:00 a.m.
Chairman, N. E. Nelson.
Doctoral Examination for Orville La-
vern McCurdy, Chemistry; thesis: "The
Structure of Alstoniline Oxide and the
Synthesis of Several Analogs of Al-
stoniline," Sat., May 19, 3003 Chem-
istry Bldg., at 10:00 a.m. Chairman, R.
C. Elderfield.
Doctoral Examination for Joseph
Courtney McCully, Mathematics; thesis:
"The Operational Calculus of the La-
guerre Transform", Sat., May 19, 247
West Engineering Bldg., at 9:00 a.m.
Chairman, R. v. Churchill.
Doctoral Examination for Avedis Kri.
kor Sanjian, Near Eastern Studies;
thesis: "The Sanjak of Alexandretta
(Hatay): A Study in Franco - Turco -
Syria Relations", -Sat., May 19, East
Council Room, Rackham Building, at
9:30 a.m. Chairman, G. F. Hourani.
Doctoral Examination for Harold Aus-
tin McNitt, Philosophy; Thesis: "John
Dewey's Democratic Liberalism: Its
Philosophical Foundations," Sat., May
19, 2208 Angell Hall, at 10:00 a.m. Chair-
man, W. Frankena.
Doctoral Examination for William
Jesset Weichlein, Musicology; thesis:
"A Comparative Study of Five Musical
Settings of La Clemenza di. Tito", Mon.,
May 21, West Council Room, Rackham
Bldg., at 4:00 p.m. Chairman, L. E.
Doctoral Examination for F. Gerard
Adams, Economics; thesis: "Some As-
pects of the Income Size Distribution:
A Statistical Study," Mon., May 21,
105 Economics Building, at 4:00 p.m.
Chairman, D. B. Suits.
Dortoral Examination for Malcolm
Theodore Carron, Education; thesis:
"The Origin and Nature of the Con-
tract Colleges of Cornell University.
A study of a Cooperative Educational
venture between a State and a Private
University," Mon., May 21, 2442 Uni-
versity Elementary School, at 3:00 p.m.
Chairman, A. D. Henderson.







DAVE BAAD, Managing Editor
Editorial Director City Editor
DEBRA DURCHSLAG ................ Magazine
DAVID KAPLAN ..................... Feature
JANE HOWARD ......................Associate
LOUISE TYOR ....................... Associate
PHIL DOUGLIS..................... Sports
ALAN EISENBERG ......Associate Sports
JACK HORWITZ . ...., Associate Sports
MARY HELLTHALER . ..... Women's
ELAINE EDMONDS ......... Associate Women's




. Chief Photographer

Business Staff
DICK ALSTROM........ .. Business Manager


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