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Sixty-Sixth YearF

"Oh, Stop It!"

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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.



SGC Given Chance To Show Potential

;TUDENT GOVERNMENT Council has been
offered the opportunity to prove to the
ampus that it can be an effective force behind
tudent issues.
The proposal to submit the entire rushing,
roblem to special committee finally presents
o the young representative body, as a former
tudent Legislature member puts it, "a real
sue." Of.particular significance is the thorough
iseussion of deferred rushing which will result
the Council acts on the proposal.
A discussion on this vital matter will show
hat SGC is capable of giving consideration to
objects other than those of trivial importance.
f this proposal is acted upon, it will indicate,
long with the driving ban study committee
nd the University housing study committee,
he Council's interest in major campus issues.
T IS GRATIFYING to see that this body is
finally using jurisdictional powers denied to
s recent predecessors. Reports on the success
f ticket punching at registration and time
pent approving long lists of activities has no
lace in a body having the potential which
OC does. These matters could be handled
apably under the previous student government
For several reasons, timing of the proposal
s appropriate. Student enthusiasm toward
GC has been absent this fall, as the Council
as become bogged down with minor transac-
ions which should have been referred to com-
rittee. This proposal will bolster student
upport of the Council.
Also since affiliates are now midway in their
espective rushing programs and residence halls

are experiencing new problems relative to mem-
ber rushees, evaluation of the whole situation
will be more complete and deliberate now than
at a later time.
SUCH A PROBLEM as this is of the nature
that SGC was designed to cope with..
This issue, which affects the campus as a
whole, should not be delegated for study to
the various individual housing groups repre-
sented on the Council. .
The wide importance of the. problem goes
far beyond the scope of Inter-House Council,
Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic and As-
sembly Association.
Coordination of ex-officio members from
these and other organizations with the elected
Council representatives is necessary to gain
a full perspective of the problem. Furthermore,
such coordination would breach the gap which
has been widening between these two groups.
It is hoped that any discussion will revolve
around concern for the entire student body
rather than narrow interests of particular
IT IS also hoped that a time limit on com-
mittee study, as called for with the an-
nouncement of the coming proposal, will be
This proposal presented to the Student
Government Council comes at an opportune
moment. Failure to accept the plan would
be failure to recognize 'opportunity.'

v* '_
V.,. -'r

fairs, Grey, (Donald Sinden) and
the town trouble-maker, Honor-
able Ted.
TED HAS BEEN in and out of
most jails in England and the
South Seas - he even receives a
monthly stipend from his family
lawyer just to stay out of England.
Martha goes to the island where
he is at hard labor to perform
an appendectomy on the native
chief there. They are returning
to the main island in the same
boat when the motor breaks down
and they are forced to spend the
night on a small, uninhabited is-
Martha is so impressed with
Ted's chivalric conduct toward her
that she first determines to re-
form his and then falls in love
with him.
FROM THEN on, his use from
infamy to nobility is as spectacu-
lar as Sky Masterson's in "Guys
and Dolls."
Newton's Ted is as endearinly
wicked as Falstaff. He carouses,
fights and philosophizes with equal
glee and it is wholly impossible not
to like him.
Miss Johns is her usual com-
petent, delightful self, spoofing
Martha's character with obvious
The picture's beautiful techni,-
color (undimmed by the machina-
tions of Cinemascope, Deo Gratias)
does full justice to the lush tropi-
cal islands. The musical back-
ground is equally compelling.
The movie's obvious defect is
that, toward the end, it groys
rapidly less and less believable. It
sacrifices comedy for the sake of
a moral and loses its reality in the
"The Beachcomber" is not a
great dramatic story, but it is very
good theater.
-Tammy Morrison
'hief' Gets
Riled Up
For Nothing


'Beachcomber Okay
With Grain of Salt
ADAPTED FROM Somerset Maugham's tale of the South Seas
"The Beachcomber" is best when it doesn't take itself too seriously.
In theme it is comparable to "The African Queen" in that it
traces the love story of a degenerate roustabout (Robert Newton) and
a prudish woman missionary (Glynis Johns).
Martha Jones and her brother Owen are missionaries on a South
Sea island inhabited by innumerable natives and two other white
men, the British director of af -______________




History of 'Freedom Balloons'

Spending For Quantity or Quality?

THE UNIVERSITY'S colossal expansion pro-
gram, estimated at a staggering 111 million
dollars, raises one basic question in the philos-
ophy of education: will the community and the
students benefit more by giving education
to' more people, or by giving the finest education
to fewer students.
The fact is simply that professors are the
key to education. An outstanding faculty as-
sures good students of an outstanding educa-
In the present climate of the educational
world, the cold fact is that money will sooner
or later lure the best professors to the greatest
T E UNIVERSITY has the money, but has
chosen to spend for construction, to better
equip itself to handle an expected 30,000 stu-
dents before 1960. Granted, it is necessary,- if
the enrollment is to rise so sharply, to prepare
for it through an expansion in the housing, and
building realms. This will give more students
a "higher education."

Such mass education, especially in a "democ-
racy" is not an evil monster, as some academic
authorities envision it. However, in the specific
case of Michigan, already riding the crest of
a wave pf popular. acknowledgement of aca-
demic superiority, we have 20,000 students re-
ceiving a fine education.
In appropriating the ill million for con-
struction to house and educate 30,000 or more,
we may be sacrificing an opportunity toliterally
"buy" the finest education, for the 20,000 on
hand with the best professors to be found.
MICHIGAN'S LAW school, for example, is
outstanding because it has a top-notch
faculty. This may be directly related to the
fact that law school salaries are matched by
the Cook Foundation.
Possibly it might not be a bad idea for us
to take time out here to re-examine our
educational outlook, and determine just how
fine an education may be afforded to just how
many students.

NEWS of the Far East has been
off the front pages since the
President's illness, but the fact
remains that the Joint Chiefs of
Staff are definitely expecting ser-
ious trouble around Formosa this
fall. It's also no secret that they
intend to meet any serious trouble
with atomic weapons.
This was cleared with Eisen-
hower before he became ill, so the
military do not expect to clear any
further, question of using atomic
weapons with Denver. This of
course may cause serious reper-
cussions with our allies.
* * *
IN PREPARATION for trouble,
the. Joint Chiefs are quietly pull-
ing American manpower out of
the Far East and concentrating
U.S. military strategy on air and
sea power. These air and sea
units are prepared to hit back
with nuclear weapons.
Currently, three Army and one
Marine division are stationed in
the Far East. First to be with-
drawn will be the First Cavalry
Division in Japan, though it has
not been announced yet. The
Joint Chiefsnare also considering
pulling the Army's 7th or 24th
Division out of Korea.
This would leave South Korea
with practically no American
Support, but the Joint Chiefs are
counting on Syngman Rhee's ar-
my to stop any minor Red attack
and on atomic weapons to turn
back a major attack.
* * *
SIMILARLY, American atomic-
air power is poised around Formo-
sa in case the United States should
become embroiled in an outbreak
between Communist and National-
ist China. The public doesn't rea-
lize it, but 10,000 American troops
are stationed, on Formosa. Of
these, 1,500 are attached to the
U.S. military mission. The re-
mainder are Air Force personnel.
With such an American stake
in Formosa, any Red attack on
the Nationalist-held stronghold
will certainly involve the United
States. The likelihood of such an

attack, in the Pentagon view, is
far more imminent than the peace
news out of Moscow would indi-
cate. Pentagon strategists are con-
vinced that the Chinese Commun-
ists are, simply biding their time,
that they will attack first Que-
moy and Matsu, later Formosa.
They expect the latter attack be-
fore the end of 1956.
These strategists point signifi-
cantly to big Chinese Communist
withdrawals from Korea, and they
believe these troops are being mov-
ed to South China, right opposite
Formosa. Despite sunnier rela-
tions in Europe, these military
prognosticators see war clouds ga-
thering in the Far East.
* * *
Washington Whirl
IN SECRET political huddles,
GOP National Chairman Leonard
Hall has seriously mentioned the

possibility of running another Eis
enhower in case Ike pulls outc
the race--the President's brothe
Milt Eisenhower. Hall pointed o
that Ike, himself, has often re
marked that Milt has-the brain
of the family. Probably no or
else has exercised greater infli
ence on the President's decision
Milt even moved into the Whi
House for a while so he could t
handy with his advice.
Friends of Chief Justice Ea
Warren say he will accept th
GOP nomination if it becom
necessary to stop Vice Presider
Nixon. Warren is generally con
sidered the strongest GOP cand
date with Ike out of the pictur
The Chief Justice has no desil
to leave the Supreme Court, h
friends say, but he would do
rather than see Nixon in the Whi
Copyright, 1955, by Bell Syndicate, In



milli III

Saving Lives Not Socialistic

To The Editor


" -

Associated Press News Analyst
I F THERE is any comfort at all to be ex-
tracted from the President's illness it lies in
the vast amount of information about the
symptoms, causes and results of heart disease
which has been spread among the people.
Possibly excepting the spate following the
announcement of the Salk polio vaccine, no
single scientific problem has received such con-
centrated attention from all media of informa-
tion since announcement of the atom bomb
in 1954.
It is possible that the President's illness will
have an even greater impact on the campaign
against heart disease than did that of Presi-
dent Roosevelt on polio, because Eisenhower
was stricken while in office and Roosevelt was
IN THAT light, it is hard to understand why
the President's aides should be embarrassed
by any efforts to utilize the widespread public
interest in raising money to fight the nation's
No. 1 killer.
The presidential office is one, of course,
Editorial Staff
Dave Baad .......................... Managing Editor
Jim Dygert....... .. . ....,. City Editor
Murry Frymer. .................. Editorial Director
Debra Durchslag .....* .. Magazine Editor
David Kaplan .........,.......... Feature Editor
Jane Howard .. .................... Associate Editor
Louise Tyor .......................... Associate Editor
Phil Douglis......... ........ Sports Editor
Alan Eisenberg ..............Associate Sports Editor
Jack Horwitz ................. Associate Sports Editor
Mary Helthaler ......Women's Editor
Elaine Edmonds.............Associate Women's Editor
John Hirtzel ..................... Chief Photographer
Business Staff

which must be protected from use for most
promotional purposes and the aides are prob-
ably right in wanting to wait for his own re-
action on the point. But Eisenhower has so
often expressed realization of the humanitarian
aspects of the presidency that his later ap-
proval seems likely.
In this connection, also, one cannot help but
wonder whether it is time for the government
itself to start financing the research and pro-
motion needed in the battles against all major
diseases, such as heart trouble and cancer.
WOULD AMPLY financed "crash" programs
. do far more quickly what the voluntary
programs have done for polio and tuberculosis?
Experts disagree. One of the possibilities is
that there may not be enough trained men to
take advantage of suddenly increased research
Another possibility is that basic information
is not yet sufficient on which to base such
Any suggestion for government support of
such projects always raises the fear that they
would advance the cause of socialism.
This need not be true unless the authors and
administrators of such projects wish it to be
true .Inherently, the mass saving of life is
not more socialistic than arrangements for its
mass destruction.
New Books at the Library
Archiniegas, German-Amerigo and the New
World; New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1955.
Campbell-Johnson, Alan-Eden: The Making
of a Statesman; New York, Ives-Washburn,
Deane, Herbert E.-The Political Ideas of Har-
old J. Laski; New York, Columbia U. Press.
Dingle, John-International Chief; New York,
1E P _Dutton&C a, n 1Q5

'Second-Class Citizens'
To the Editor:
EVERY so often, and unfortun-
ately not too infrequently, an
event occurs which shocks us out
of our complacent worlds and re-
minds us of the fact that millions
of Americans today are second-
class citizens.
Emmett Till, a 14-year old Ne-
gro youth, paid for this fact with
his life.
Emmett, from Chicago, was
spending his vacation in Money,
Mississippi, with his granduncle,
the Rev. Mose Wright.
At 2 a.m. Sunday morning of
August 28, two white men, Roy
Bryant-age 24-ani J. Milam,
his half brother, aged 35, admit-
tedly came to the home of Rev.
Wright and kidnapped the boy

in full view of his relatives- and
two others who also identified
them. They claimed that he, in
a general store in August 24, had
whistled and made a pass at a
white woman.
On Wednesday, August 31, Em-
mett Till's body was found in the
Tallahatchie River, a 125-pound
cotton gin tied to his neck with
barbed wire. The eoroner report-
ed that he had been shot in the
temple at close range and that
"a maniacal beating with a heavy
rock" had caused "a gaping hole
in the back of the head."
Bryant and Milam were brought,
to trial before an all white jury
on September 19. (The Negro
population is more than double
that of the white.) On Septem-
ber 23, after deliberating only 67,
minutes, the jury found the men
"not guilty." They agreed that
the body was so mutilated as to
be unidentifiable!
Yet, Mrs. Bradley, Till's moth-
er, recognized his body and also
identified a ring which the coron-
et had removed from it. The
ring, engraved "L.T.," - ironically
was worn by Emmett's father
when he died in Europe fighting
for Democracy.
The atmosphere In Mississippi
was tense. NBC-TV cameras were
run out of Charleston by a white
mob. In Greenwood, the NAACP
chairman, Edward V. Cochran,
was threatened and must have
bodyguards around him at all
To be eligible for jury duty
one must be registered to vote.
In this county where Negroes con-
stitute the majority, not one is
registered. Those that have tried
it were beaten or killed.
Bryant and Milam are soon to

WHEN Douglas Fairbanks leaped
over his first castle wall he
created a breed of Frankensteins.
The latest monster to carry on the
tradition is a swashbuckler affec-
tiohately known as "The King's
It stars Edmond Purdom, a
leading exponent of the Tony
Curtis school of acting, as a dash-
ing highwayman who is really a
good Joe.
The other persons involved are
Ann Blythe as a simpering, whim-
pering chaild again,David Niven
as an evil duke, and George San-
ders as a svelte Charles II of Eng-
land. They all run around a lot.
T SEEMS that David Niven, the
scheming and trusted aid of the
king, goes around getting innocent
nobles hanged as traitors so that
he can usurp their riches and
Where he makes his big mistake
is in knocking off Ann Blyth's
father, because she gets riled up.,
She gets so riled up that she
enlists the aid of Edmond Pur-
dom in exposing the plot, and
together they have many a chase,
a battle and a smooch.
s a
LAND SAKES, folks, this Pur-
dom does about everything! He
fences, he swings from a bell-
towerf he slides down a roof, he
wrestles a giant and he spends
considerable footage walking
around without a shirt.
It is the audience who has the
worst time, but even they get a
few laughs out of it. At the end
of the film, Purdom steals the
crown jewels and that is more
fun than a barrel of oatmeal.
"The King's Thief" is pretty
much out of it.
-David Newman
Movie Guide
Quotes are 'from week's Daily
set Maugham comedy with Glynis
Johns, Robert Newton (Michigan)
-"less believable" than necessary,
but "awfully good theater."
Dirk Bogarde, Keneth Moore, Kay
Kendall (Orpheum)-a "very fun-
ny" British comedy, "satire hand-
led with delicacy."
/"11 SG 41 ,Z1_ --_, ,, W _wic

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Regent's Rules Governing Operation
of Motor Vehicles by students:
"No student in attendance at the
University of Michigan shall operate
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(Bylaws, 1948, See. 8.05)
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Astronomy Department Visitors' Night.
(Only high school age and older are
admitted.) Fri., Oct. 7, 8 p.m., The Ob-
servatory (across from University Hos-
pital). Tour of the Observatory and
observation with telescopes of the Her-
cules Cluster and a double star. NOTE;
Individual children accompanied by
adults will be admitted. Special chil-
dren's nights have been scheduled for
Oct. 24 and Nov. 25 at the Angell Hall
M a r y L. Hinsdale Scholarship,
amounting to $117.94 (interest on the
endowment fund) is available to un-
dergraduate women who are wholly or

partially self-supporting and who do
not live in University residence hals or
sorority houses. Girls with better than
average scholarship and need will be
considered. Application blanks, obtain-
able at the Alumnae Council Office,
Michigan League, should be filed by
Oct. 20.





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