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4 4r Airliian Buibg
Sixty-Sixth 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.
Everyone Loves Bums-But Brooldyn

IT FINALLY happened. It had to-eventually.
Brooklyn has won the baseball champion-
ship of the world.
Such a title is an honor not undeserved. The
pride of Walter (Pay As You See) O'Malley
has bludgened those D--n Yankees of musical
comedy fame into submission in seven games-
and today Johnny Podres and Company are
the toast of Flatbush.
Alston's athletes certainly rated the moniker
"World Champs"-for they turned the solid
National - League into a shambles-a mere
crowd of pretenders-before the season was
even a quarter over. They then beat off
Stengel's hotshots-after being down two
games to none in the best of seven series.
A LONG AND glorious history has blossomed
into all its splendor-but here's the rub.
The fans of baseball's top team are apparently
everywhere BUT in Brooklyn.-The Dodgers
are about to be run right out of their own town.
It is ironic that the World champs are talk-
ing seriously of packing up and departing for
Jersey City-where they wish to play a set of
games next season-and maybe even move
there permanently.

This seems to be a ridiculous way to celebrate
the long pull to the top. It is a sad commen-
tary to make on our national game, when a
home tovwn won't even support the game's best
team. '
AND, IF they do become the Jersey City
Dodgers-a great and colorful chapter of
the game will die-for they could never re-
create the tradition that was Brooklyn. The
only saving feature of such a move would be
that the world champs would still be in the
New York area.
Looking at the picture realistically-it is
inteed dark-for hidden among the toasts to
the victors which resounded over Bedford Ave-
nue last night-there loomed vast empty spaces
in the Dodger's treasury.
It appears that the Brooklyn fandom-often
called the most loyal in the game-and for-
ever offering prayers for their boys, better
stop praying-and start PAYING . .. for time
and money are running out-and so are the
Daily Sports Editor

Shall We Open The Doors Now?"
fJTgAL. --T
.. CoIT.cO MJY S


Murry Frymer -
-sl. Raider Breaks Rules For 'Thrill'

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Panorama of Moods
At McMullen Exhibit
THE HIGH-NOTE of E. Ormond McMullen's watercolor exhibit, at
the Rackham Galleries, is the virtuosity with which he creates a
panorama of moods.
One may note the delicate serenity of a New England lake
juxtaposed to the explosive eruption of a log jam. This oscillation



IT'S AGAINST our policy to print unsigned
letters, but this one is pertinent.
It's in answer to views expressed here dis-
cussing last Friday's panty raids, and some
psychology behind it.
Dear Mr. Frymer,
I thought that you might be interested
to know how a 19-year-old sophomore and
an active participant of the panty raid
feels about his "achievement."
I realize that my participation in the
panty raid was wrong, and I am not trying
to justify myself. However, I also know
that I probably had more fun Friday night
than I did at any other time here at the
University. It isn't that I am an unhappy,
frustrated kid who spends all of his time
studying or stays by himself in a corner
and this was my only chance for an emo-
tional outlet.
No, I am not like that. Rather, I am the
"average one-in-twenty-thousand student"
who was looking for some fun and derived
a great thrillfrom doing something he
wasn't supposed to. It was fun to be an
active cog in the strong, happy mob which
was big enough to do whatever it desired.
("A very immature idea of 'fun'," you may
,say. Perhaps. But then, I have plenty of
company. Maybe it's just belated adoles-
cence that prompts us to act that way .. .
or rather perhaps it's human nature.)
No, a better organized pep rally is un-
likely to be the solution to the problem.
Had a panty raid been the proper and
correct thing to do, I would have not par-
ticipated in it. There would have been no
"fun" in it. I derived my thrill and satis-
faction from breaking a rule, from doing
something I was not supposed to. (Will
you call me a psychopathic case or a juve-
nile delinquent?) Hell, what kind of life
would this be if one never did anything
but what's proper and customary.!
What, then, is the solution to the prob-
lem? I don't know. I don't think the
problem can be solved; it will always re-
appear in one form or another. Further-
more, I am not too sure that the problem
needs solving.
Consider it a little less sternly: is a
panty raid so very harmful if it occurs only
once every four years or so? "It creates
very bad publicity," claims every one.
True, but it isn't as bad as it seems. The
University's reputation is not based on the
panty raids of its freshmen! There was no
financial loss suffered by the University.
(The one window screen torn at Stockwell
can be fixed very easily.) The only real
problem is the loss suffered by the women..
Editorial Staff
Dave Baad ,......................... Managing Editor
Jim Dygert .............................. City Editor
Murry Frymer ......................Editorial Director

Some poor girl might have lost more than
$10-worth of wardrobe on the occasion.
For this I am sorry, and I wish it weren't
so. But then, if one compares the women's
total loss that night with the money that
will be spent on them in the course of this
year by us males, it seems to me that their
loss is just a drop in the bucket.
The panty raid is not the recent major
problem here at the University. Rather,
there is another aspect of Friday-night's
activities that I think you newspaper men
should concern yourself with. It is the
vandalism of the students.
I am referring to our discourteous and
dangerous treatment of cars that were met
by us students in front of the State theater.
I am not objecting to such things as block
ing traffic, for I too participated in it, and
I am not the least bit ashamed of it. How.
ever, I do object to the sadistic treatment
that many drivers, be they young or old-
some of them strangers from different
towns-received from us students.
I think it's alright to stop traffic; per.
haps it may be even alright to rock a car.
But when a mob of students start rocking
and lifting a car with its passengers inside
so hard that there is danger of the car's
tipping over, when the passenger inside has
to do all he can to guard against breaking
a window with his head, that's going a lit-
tle too far. And it's usually the older and
more careful drivers that get the worst
treatment, for the young and reckless driv-
ers usually manage to break loose. (There.
was almost one head-on collision on Fri-.
day after one of our victims broke loose.)
When the students open the hood and
start fooling around with the motor, when
they open the back doors and start taking
stuff out of the car while their victims look
helplessly on, when at least two cars stop-
ped by the students had the air let out of
the tires right in the middle of the street---
that's not simply "horse-play," that's van-
Not only was our behavior towards our
victims, to say the least, discourteous, but
most important of all, it was dangerous for
the students themselves. Isn't it likely that
some driver would get panicky as result
of the rocking (all of them were scared),
lose his head, step on the accelerator, and
run over half a dozen students who were
blocking the path in front of him?
Or, more likely yet, couldn't a student
accidentally step in front of a speeding car
that was trying to break loose? Only then
would we get the unfavorable publicity in
the headlines that would really hurt the
University. But then it would be too late
to correct the matter.
Please, Mr. Frymer, instead of devoting
any more editorials to the silly but rela-
tively harmless panty raid-I think enough
has been said on this matter-why don't
you tackle the really harmful aspect of
our riotous behavior.
The panty raid involved only University
students, and the loss of a couple dozen
slips and panties is relatively small when
compared to a possible car accident or loss
of lives down town. A panty raid does not
ruin our reputation forever, but I am sure
that our driver victims will long remember
the students of the University of Michigan.
Well, I've told you everything I wanted
to say. Thanks for reading this letter, if
you got that far. I am sorry I can't sign it,

A rab Relations Gettng Worse

RJ ELATIONS with Egypt and the
Arab States are even worse
than appears on the surface. Here
are the latest developments:
1. The expulsion of the Ameri-
can air attache, Col. Gilbert E.
Erb, under circumstances that in-
dicate Egypt has a dangerous
chip-on-the-shoulder attitude.
Colonel Erb had remarked mere-
ly in private conversations that he
thought the Israelis had probably
shot down two Egyptian planes
instead of their having crashed in
the air, as the Egyptians claimed.'
The Egyptians had explained that
the two planes bumped into each
other and crashed. The Israelis
claimed they shot them down.
* * *
marked that it was unlikely the
two planes bumped into each
other and indicated the Israelis
were trigger happy anyway and
probably shot down the two planes,
he was declared persona non grata
and asked to leave Egypt.
2. George V. Allen, the Dulles
special envoy, carries a much
sterner warning for the Egyptians
than has been indicated. He was
instructed by Secretary of State
Dulles to tell Premier Nasser that
the powerful Israeli army is all
set to start attacking the minute
Communist arms are delivered.
The Israelis have the force to take
Cairo in a short time.
3. A proposal to dump the huge
U.S. cotton surplus on the world
market as an economic reprisal
against Egyptian cotton is gaining
support. Southern Congressmen
have been urging this on Secretary
of Agriculture Benson for some
time, not as a move against Egypt,
but in order to get rid of the cot-
ton surplus. Now that Egypt is
determined to buy Communist
'arms, the proposal has new ad-
4. The former executive director
of the Republican National Com-
mittee, Douglas Whitlock, has be-

come top lobbyist for the Arab
League in Washington.
* * *
WHILE THIS has had no effect
on the international situation it
hasn't particularly helped the do-
mestic political situation, since
Whitlock continues to be high-up
in Republican circles. He was the
chief organizer of Eisenhower's
campaign train during the 1952
campaigh and as recently as last
month addressed the Republican
State Committeemen here at the
special Len Hall "school" to pre-
pare for the '56 campaign.
Note-On the agricultural front,
Congressman Jamie Whitten of
Mississippi has just finished a
barbed report attacking the Ad.
ministration for not selling its
surplus cotton. Though Secretary
Benson proposed, in various Cab-
inet sessions, that the cotton be
sold abroad, the State Depart-
ment, reinforced by the Secretary
of the Treasury, argued against
"dumping" on the ground that it
would upset our relations with
Egypt and other cotton-growing

Now that our relations are al-
ready upset, and Egypt has pro-
ceeded to barter cotton for Com-
munist arms, the cotton-bloc Con-
gressmen see no further reason for
holding our huge supply of cotton
off the market at tremendous cost
to ourselves.
* * *
Washington Pipeline
SEOUL. - Exclusive-Stubborn
old Syngman Rhee is involved in
a bitter argument with the Ameri-
can Embassy which is jeopardizing
all of Korea's rice production.
Rhee flatly has refused to buy
urgently needed fertilizer from his
old enemies, the Japanese, even
though the United States has of-
fered to pay for it. As a result,
the Korean rice harvest is in dan-
ger and it's too late to buy rice
from any other area.
Before he became ill, Presi-
dent Eisenhower ordered Secretary
Dulles to stay no more than two
weeks at the Big Four Foreign
Ministers Conference if it looks
like the Russians are stalling.
(Copyright, 1955, Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

in mood produces in the viewer
climax which though never reach-
ed leaves the spectator highly
"Byrnes' Burn's Burning" is a
dramatic composition reminiscent,
with regard to physiognomy, of
Daumier's "Uprising." A tremen-
dous surge of movement is created
by the pattern of the running
men's hands and legs.
MANY PIECES in this exhibit
will indicate a cartoonish quality
akin to Daumier.
In "Politics and Potatoes," Mr.
McMullen has captured Millet's
earthliness and Daumier's sense
of humor.
A nebular. handling of "Chil-
dren's Cotillion" makes this the
most vibrant work in the show.
Within a compact group girls'
skirts swish and flow as easily as
the surf. This work contains all
the gaiety and delightfulness of
the empressionists while still satis-
fying the "moderns" demand for
Perhaps, "Dante, the Moon and
the El" is the most intellectual
painting. Silhouetted by the moon,
Dante stands grandiose against
the pedestrian city. One may
wonder if Dante and the Moon
are not symbols of the absolute
in contrast to the cult of the
"immediate" which plagues our
modern society:
FROM a technical viewpoint
"Grappling for the Body" is
fine stuff but the Aegian sky and
Classical architecture lessen its
powerful potential.
Mr. McMullen's fort is that
spongy, ethereal atmosphere in
such paintings as "Little Mallard
Gun Club." He loses his appeal
when his colors become less subtle
and take on that commercial hard-
In this exhibit most viewers are
likely to find nourishment. Some
works are too "livingroomish" but
all are pleasing to various de-
--Thomas F. Bernaky
to the
Liked Editorial...
To The Editor:
night's raid was an excellent
piece of handling of a ticklish
situation so far as writing about
it is concerned. It was cleverly
done, but left no doubt as to what
it meant.
The line ending in ". . . suffer-
ing.from too early separation from
their mothers" is a slight slap in
the face.
But the best parts, in my opin-
ion, are the last two paragraphs.
Here you are hitting a touchy
point with Michigan students-
that of our superiority over State.
Perhaps this is a good lesson for
all of us to learn. We might once
in a while give a little credit to
State. They certainly behaved
themselves this weekend. I felt
ashamed reading the editorial,
even though I was not a partici-
pant in the raid.
Preaching does no good so you
have appealed to something that
everyone feels (last two para-
I think my high school paper
advisor would enjoy reading this
because the editorial practices
what she used to preach.
Thank you and congratulations.
-Barbara Crain
Strange Methods.

To the Editor-
THE WAYS of a University are
strange, and stranger still, the
particular methods of the admin-
istrative branch of the organiza-
Friday, the Plant Department
of the University went on a decor-
ous sit-down strike in protest of
the parking situation. The
administration, faced by the one
group to join in vocal and active
dissent, mumbled something about
arranging transportation for the
men. Then, Monday morning,
came the wonder of seeing the
massize organizational machinery
at work. Parking meters - where
were they? And parking permits?
-unfortunately, through a slight
oversight, the incorrect date had
been printed upon the permits.
And the ritual of applying for a
permit? - instructive, as handled
by people who, secure in their
importance and power, could well
afford the appearance of benefi-
cence, tempered by the sneer.

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General Notices
Regents Meeting: Friday, October 28.
Communications for consideration at
this meeting must be in the President's
hands not later than October 20.
Freshman Testing Program: Make-up
sessions for Freshmen who missed any
of the Aptitude tests given Mon., Tues.,
Wed. or Fri. of Orientation Week will
be held on Tues., Oct. 4 and Thurs.,
Oct. 6. Please report to Aud. B, Angell
Hall promptly at 7:00 p.m. For further
information call Ext. 2297.
Notice-University Parking Permits
on Cars Bearing Out-state Licenses.
The Ann Arbor Police Department
has called to the attention of the
University the Provision of Michigan
law requiring all residents of Michi-
gan to have an operator's license to
operate a motor vehicle and to have
Michigan license plates on their cars.
Te provision of the Michigan stat-
ute permitting nonresident owners of
pleasure vehicles to operate a motor
vehicle in this state for a period not
exceeding 90 days without securing
cable to Michigan residents.
The Ann Arbor Police Department has
Issued a warning that all full-time
staff members of the University are
presumed to be Michigan residents and
that motor vehicles bearing a Univer-
s ity parking permit and out-state licen-
se plates will be presumed to be
operated in violation of law.
Applications for Phoenix Project Re-
search Grants. Faculty members who
wish to apply for grants from the
Michigan Memorial - Phoenix Project
Research-Funds to support research in
peacetime applications and implica.
tions of nuclear enegry should file
applications in the Phoenix Research
Office, 118 Rackham Building, by Fri.,
Oct. 7, 1955. Application forms will be
mailed on request. Telephone.250.
Rules governing participation in non-
athletic extracurricular activities. Any
regularly enrolled student is eligible to
participate in non-athletic extracurricu-
lar activities provided he is not on
academic discipline.
Responsibility for observaice of the
eligibility' statement is placed directly
upon the student. In case of doubt
of status, students should inquire at
the Office of Student Affairs. Partici-
pation in an extracurricular activity In
violation of the requirements may sub-
ject a student to disciplinary action.
In interpretation of the above elig
blity statement, the following are spe-
cifically forbidden to participate in
extracurricular activities indicated be-
a) Students on academic discipline,
i.e., notification, warning, probation,
action pending, as determined by the
faculty of the college in which the
student is enrolled. ("Needs counsel-
ing" as used by the School of Educa-
tion and the School of Music, also con-
stitutes ineligibility for such partici
pation. )
)b Part-time and special students
carrying Jess than twelve hours,
The eligibility requirements must be
met by students participating in such
activities as are listed below. The list
is not exhaustive but is intended to
indicate the kinds of extracurricular
activities for participation in which
eligibility is necessary.
a) Participation in public perform.
ances which are sponsored by student
organizations and which require group
rehearsals. Examples: Union Opera,
Junior Girls' Play; productions of the
Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Student
Players, and Inter-Arts Union per-
formances of Arts Chorale and the
Glee Clubs.
b) Participation in public perform-
ances which are sponsored by academic
courses and which require group re-
hearsals, for those participants who are
not enrolled in the sponsoring course
for credit. Examples: Ensemble 45, 46
(Orchestra), Ensemble 47, 48 (Bands),
Ensemble(49. 5 (Choir), Voice 11, 12,
155, 156 (Opera Workshop).
c)Staff members of student publica.
tions. Examples: Daily, Gargoyles
Michiganensian, Technic, Generation.
d) Officers and chairmen of stand.

ing committees in student organiza.
tions, including house groups. This
includes positions in house groups such
as social, athletic, rushing, personnel,
pledge training, and publication chair-
men, house managers and stewards.
e) Class officers and candidates for
such office.
f) Members and candidates for mem-
bership in student government groups.
Examples: Student Legislature, Judici-
ary Councils, Interfraternity Council,
Panhellenic Board, Assembly Board,
Interhouse Council, Inter-cooperative
Council, League and Union student
government groups, Music School As-
sembly, Business Administration Coun-
g) Committee members for major
campus projects and dances. Examples:

an awareness of an impending



Comedy Writers Overdo
Tumbles' For Laughs

(Associated Press Writer)
jT'S A commentary of some sort
on the current state of so-called
comedy in television that in three
program debuts within a space of
three' hours the other evening
three comedians did pratt-falls
into pools of water.
Not since the infancy of the
movies, in the hey-day of Mack
Sennett, have so many comedians
been so dependent on such a tire-
some device.
Milton Berle returned to tele-


by Dick Bibler

I12eNtlF CATION t "N
SFRESHM'AN..,..! - 4,"

vision for a new season which will
bring him to the screen 13 times
in the next 39 weeks. Personally
I think Berle is' a pretty funny
* *
BUT COMEDIANS are as much
the victims of fashion as women's
clothing, and last year Berle went
out of fashion. I never heard a
satisfactory explanation why.
Now he's back. The best thing
about his return was that he came
back giving his all, unlike certain
other television personalities. But
he still seems to be haunted by the
fear of failure. He was pressing
mighty hard.
Please relax, Mr. Berle. You can
press pants and military advan-
tages, but you can't press humor.
When you fell into the Grand
Canal in that Venetian sketch,
even though you may have been
burlesquing Katherine Hepburn in
"Summertime," I was saddened
instead of amused.
* * *
THE NEXT victim of water was
Red Skelton, who made his sea-
son's debut. Skelton was gently
nudged into a sewer opening by
Ed Sullivan, playing a bus driver.
Incidentally someone ought to
scout this guy Sullivan as an actor.
He has real talent.
Into New York and many an-
other city these evening is coming
a film package called The Great
Gildersleeve. This situation com-
edy, in which Willard Waterman



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