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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 a reprints.
Sororities Can Find Long-Run
Gains In 'FBA Plan
SORORITY house directors and alumni finan- years is perhaps understandable but certainly
cialadvisors have strongly indicated they poor business practice,
are not interested in joining Fraternity Buying Housemothers pride themselves on being
Association now. efficient buyers. First concern goes to students
Objections were voiced to almost every as- involved. If money can be saved by changing
pect of the plan as outlined by FBA Purchasing food sources, sentiment should not stand in the
Agent Mike Barber, '57, at a recent meeting. way.
A large part of sorority antagonism to the Although sororities use far less canned goods
plan may be attributed to faulty orientation of than fraternities (FBA deals only in canned
housemothers and financial advisors. goods) they can still profit on whatever canned
items they need. The fact that they will need
FBA and Pan Hellenic Association attempted FBA services less than fraternities is hardly an
to explain the plan and discuss it at a meeting argument to abandon FBA.
with housemothers. Although the principles
underlying the plan are simple, the details of House directors had several valid reasons for
operation are complex. To attempt to thor- being cautious about entering FBA. They
oughly explain the plan in a five minute sum- don't seem, hotever, to be giving the organi-
mary followed by a hectic question and answer zation much of a chance. Many of the objec-
Speriod was a mistakeltions need only patience and a little work to
be ironed out.
WAlso, possibilities for expansion are limit-
AWISER policy might have been to send out ls. xpninwlbepeddcsdray
a comprehensive brochure so that sororityExpansion will be speededconsiderably
representatives would have been acquainted by the increased buying power sororities will
with the plan before the meeting, give FBA.
Several cogent arguments were brought up. plans at Oregon State, Penn State
Most widely voiced objection to FBA is that and Ohio State have proven the idea is
it won't save money for sororities. In the ab- sound. Progress here has far exceeded rate of
sence of concrete statistics this is hard to refute expansion at other schools.
but it is equally hard to believe. Even if sororities gain very little immediately
Mass buying should command far greater from joining FBA it is to their advantage, in
savings than individual buying. Although there the long run, to join now. In the long run
is little doubt sororities won't benefit as much they will save - even if they get food discounts
as fraternities (their buying is now more ef- now similar to FBA, they cannot hope to get
ficient), they should still stand to gain by the discounts on the many products FBA will
joining FBA. eventually handle.
It is to be hoped FBA will soon compile com- Why join now then, sororities say? Why
parison statistics on specific items and dispel not wait until we can get discounts on the other
the argument. items?
The answer is simple - increased buying
LOYALTY to merchants plagued FBA last power means greater expansion quicker and
Spring. Reluctance to stop dealing with more savings for everyone sooner.
merchants who have provided goods for many -LEE MARKS
Should Everyone Go to ollegee
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a reprint in part do not say that "everyone" should go to college
from the New York Times article by Benjamin Fine. but rather, everyone who has talent, who is
It concerns the recent conference of the American
Council of Education which debated the issue of gifted, who possibly can make a contribution
limited or unlimited college enrollments.) to society because of his education.
HE question of who should go to college is The many questions raised here this week
no longer academic. It is beginning to by the country's top-ranking school men will
trouble a great many top-level educators and not be answered over night. It will take long,
schoolmenhard thinking on the part of educators and in-
formed laymen alike to reach the final conclu-
This is no ordinary crisis, the educators sions. But it was apparent, through the dis-
agreed. It simply will not be made to disappear cussions here, that the educators did feel that
by shrugging shoulders and doing nothing. The the American system of higher education had
delegates were warned that something must be. won its place in our society.
done, and done at once. But what? They agreed with Dr. Cornelius W. deKiewiet,
Two avenues are open. First, the colleges president of the University of Rochester, that
can limit their enrollments, to keep the num- the true greatness of higher education in this
ber of entering students at its present level. And country was found in both quality and quantity.
second, the colleges can plan for the future,
increase their facilities, and prepare to accept TT IS possible, the educators agreed, for a
the tremendous number of men and women, democratic system of education to have large
numbers on the one hand, and high standards
HERE we have a paradox: The colleges are on the other. That won't be an easy task to
deeply concerned with overcrowded condi- accomplish. But it will be in keeping with
tions on their campuses on the one hand. And the American way of life.
on the other, they are seeking means to get still The unlimited opportunities open to all
more students to enter. But the paradox is American boys and girls, from elementary
readily explained. school through college and university, have
The college officials want to seek out the made this country the great land that it is. On
brilliant, the gifted, the talented students. They this score, few will take issue.

Murry Frymer

"Come On-Let's See Some Action"




io Catch A Thief'
Clever Nonsense
LIKE MOST of the work of mystery-master Alfred Hitchcock, "To
Catch A Thief" is dedicated to providing entertainment for its
audience, a task which it performs with the greatest of ease.
Hitchcock has never been one to worry about the philosophical or
intellectual elements of picture production, and his major talent is that
he can frighten and amuse viewers with marksmenlike precision.
In "To Catch A Thief" he has taken a story of jewel robberies
among rich French Riviera tourists, and with trick-angle photography,
sophisticated lines and a handful of top-notch performers, directed
one of the year's more delightful bits of nonsense.
CARY GRANT is a retired jewel thief who is being falsely accused
of a string of robberies that bear marked resemblance to his work in
the days when he was known professionally as "The Cat." Grace Kelly
and her wealthy mother (Jesse Joyce Lanois) are among the victims
of the thief. Miss Kelly accuses Grant of the misdemeanor, breaking


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up their blossoming romance, but it
out well for the young couple.
Few are likely to be concerned
over the outcome of the story or
over who is the real robber. But
in the meantime there are a great
many shots of gorgeous French
Riviera scenery; pages of witty
double - entendre dialogue, and
Grace Kelly in a closetful of Edith
Head creations.

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SOME TIME ago Frank Lloyd
Wright, the noted architect,
made headline - catching wise-
cracks about the new Air Force
Academy at Colorado Springs,
Simultaneously, Congress started
an investigation.
The public did not then know,
and still does not know, that be-
hind this criticism was the brick
and stone lobby which didn't like
the use of so much Air Force
Academy glass.
The lobby had hired one of
the bright young lawyer-lobbyists
close to Eisenhower, Douglas
Whitlock, who in turn hired an
astute Washington public rela-
tions firm, Henry J. Kaufman and
associates, Whitlock has now be-
come one of the most successful
Washington influence operators.
IN THE BATTLE of Colorado
Springs, Whitlock represented the
Clay Products Institute, and he
really produced. First, he recruited
a powerful friend in the Senate
for the Brick interests-Indiana's
GOP Sen. Homer Capehart. Mean-
while, the Kaufman firm, hired by
the Allied Masonry Council, act-
ually set up a House investigation
at which the brick and cement
boys began hurling bricks at the
Academy's glass design.
They had two motives. They
wanted the big construction plum
for themselves. Second, they fear-
ed it might become an architec-
tural pacesetter and lead the na-
tion toward glass-and-steel con-
* * *
THE BRICK interests' chief,
friend on the House Appropria-
tions Committee was Congress-
man John Fogarty, Rhode Island
Democrat, who before coming to
Congress was President of the
Rhode Island Bricklayers Union.
It was not difficult for the Henry
J. Kaufman firm to persuade Fog-
arty to have anti-glass witnesses
testify at the House hearing.

The advertising agency's star
witness was Mr. Architect him-
self, 86-year-old Frank Lloyd
Wright, who denounced the pro-
posed Air Force Academy as an
"architectural monstrosity." What
wasn't mentioned at the hearing
was that Wright's own architec-
tural firm, Kitty Hawk Associates,
was left on the sidelines in nego-
tiating for the Air Force contract.
* ,* *
KNOWING this background, the
Kaufman firm contacted Wright
and persuaded him to testify
against the glass-and-steel design
if properly invited. The adver-
tising agency then arranged for
Congressman Fogarty to send
Wright a formal invitation. After
Wright accepted, Fogarty set up
the hearing.
Incidentally, Wright was met at.
the airport and shepherded to the
hearing by a Kaufman employee,
alert, astute Robert Denny, who
also arranged for other witnesses
and wrote several letters to in-
fluential groups stirring up oppo-
sition to the glass-and-steel arch-
Result of the hearing was
holding up of funds for the new
Academy until the Air Force
agreed to replace a large percent-
age of the glass construction with
* * *
BILL O'DWYER, the ex-Mayor
of New York who's having tax
troubles with the Treasury, ought
to take a tip from the American
Distilling Company.
O'Dwyer has a civil tax argu-
ment with collector T. Coleman
Andrews over various deductions
he claimed while Ambassador to
Mexico. He deducted $10,000 for
the cost of running the American
Embassy, which he claimed he had
to pay out of his own pocket be-
cause the State Department en-
tertainment allotment wasn't en-
ough. Almost all ambassadors, in-

cidentally, have to dig into their
own pockets.
O'DWYER also deducted $625
for the cost of flying to New York
to testify in the Kefauver hear-
ings. The Treasury claims this is
not deductible since it wasn't
part of O'Dwyer's diplomatic busi-
ness and since he wasn't subpoen-
So O'Dwyer is now taking the
whole tax dispute to the US Tax
Court where civil tax matters are
litigated. No criminal action is
Meanwhile, ae American Dist-
illing Company which was nicked
by the Treasury for $13,000,000
in taxes, has settled its dispute for
10 cents on the dollar.
It hired the tax accounting firm
of T. Coleman Andrews.
* * *
THE POLITICOS see a lot more
than meets the eye behind the
recent choice of Lt. Gov. Ben
Ramsey of Texas to be Democratic
National Committeeman f r o m
Texas. Primarily they see Ram-
sey as the Lyndon Johnson-Her-
man Brown candidate for gover-
nor of Texas and the increasing
probability that Governor Allan
Shivers won't run again.
Ben Ramsey's campaign for
lieutenant governor has always
received generous support from
Herman Brown of the famed
Brown and Root firm, one of the
few favored contractors picked to
build US bases in Spain. George
Clark, sometimes called the king-
pin of Texas lobbyists, has master-
minded Ben's campaigns from the
the Driscoll Hotel in Austin.
Herman Brown, as hard-headed
as he is able, knows exactly what
he wants and usually gets it. He
has wanted to see Ben Ramsey
pushed up to the governorship for
some time, and when Herman
wants anything within reason,
Lyndon Johnson likes to give it
to him.
(Copyright, 1955, Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

TO REALLY appreciate Hitch-
cock's work, it is necessary that
the viewer simply relax and not
worry about the little unfolding
on the screen before him. It is not
content that is important in "To
Catch A Thief," but the neat little
patterns in which the director ar-
ranges the little he has.
Grace Kelly is back in the kindf
of role which suits her talents
best, an aloof, sophisticated so-
ciety heiress; Grant returns to the
screen as her clever male partner,
and he essays his lines with his
usual relish for comedy.
"To Catch A Thief" is an hour
and forty five minutes of French
pastry-delicious but not very sub-
. -Ernest Theodossin
to the
Student Maturity.. .
To the Editor:
JIM Dygert's sour editorial on the
new Student Government Coun-
cil reflects what might have been
expected from the same element
that opposed SGC in the old Stu-
dent Legislature. It would not
be expected from an informed
analyst of student affairs.
As I understand it, the new
SGC was not created to be the
vocal but ixneffective group that
SL was. Rather, the concept of
SGC is that to best serve Michi-
gan it should cooperate with oth-
er student organizations ana the
University administration, facul-
ty, and Board of Regents.
In his criticism of SGC, appar-
ently unnoticed by Mr. Dygert
were: the establishment of stu-
dent-faculty-administration com-
mittees to study student conduct,
driving and housing; the SGC
letter to the Attorney General of
the U.S. in regard to the cancel-
lation of the Soviet student edi-
tors' trip; the forthcoming meet-
ing with the Board of regents
(something no student government
at Michigan has ever accomplish-
ed); the creation of a working
organization which hat banded to-
gether over 100 interested stu-
dents; the remarkable coordinat-
ing effort of SGC in bringing to-
gether campus organizations to de-
velop the student speakers bureau,
all-campus activity booklet, re-
sponsible pep rallies, and all-Uni-
versity conferences on current
problems; and in addition, the
SGC has undertaken all the old
functions of the now defunct SL
and Student Affairs Committees.
Fortunately, Student Govern-
ment Council is not the sensation-
alism desired by the Daily. Rather,
it is University student maturity.
-John Wrona, '57

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for the Sunday edition must be in
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General Notices
Meeting of the University Staff.
General staff meeting at 4:i5 p.m..
Mon., Oct. 31, in Rackham Lecture
Hall, President Hatcher and the Vice-
P'residents will discuss the state of the
University. All members of the Uni-
versity staff, academic and non-aca-
demic, are invited.
W.A.A. Swimming Meet at the Wo-
men's Swimming Pool on Tues., Oct,
8 at 8:00 p.m. No recreational swim-
ming at that time.
Academic Notices
German Make-Up Examinations.
Make-up final examinations in German.
Wed., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. In Room 109,
Tappan Hall. All students concerned
must register with the Departmental
Secretary, German Department Office,
108 Tappan Hall, by Wed. noon, Oct. 19.
Events Today
Free Films, Museums Bldg., 4th floor
exhibit hall. "Reptiles" and "Sea Shell"
Animals," Oct. 11-17. Daily at 3:00 and
4:00 p.m., including Sat. and Sun.,
with extra showing Wednesday at 12:30.
Coming Events
Obernkirchen Children's Choir, Edith
Moller, conductor, consisting of 30 little
girls known as "angels in pigtails" and
six boys, will appear for the first time
In Ann Arbor Mon., Oct. 17 at 8:30 p.m.
in Hill Auditorium. Tickets on sale
at the Hill Auditorium box office be-
ginning at 7:00 p.m. the night of the
Placement Notices
Registration material for both. the
Teaching and the Business Divisions
may be obtained at the Bureau of
Appointments, between the hours 9-12
and 2-4. each week day (not Saturday).
through Tuesday, November 1. No forms
may be taken out during November.
February, June, and August gradu-
ates are urged to register at this time.
Interview dates with employers are
beginning immediately for both men
and women, and most employers wish
to see credentials.
Men who have not had their military
training yet, as well as veterans, are
interviewedby most employers, and
they are urged to make use of this
Those students who have registered
with the Bureau before, and are still
on campus, are requested to contact the
Bureau as soon as possible in order to
bring their records up to date. This
action is necessary for effective serv-
The application blanks for the Foreign
Service examination, given by the De-
partment of State, are now available
at the Bureau of Appointments. These
applications must be in by October 21.
This is the only foreign service exami-
nation that will be given this year.
For information on either of the
above announcements, contact the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Admini.
Bldg., Ext. 371. Office house are 9-12
and 2-4, Monday through Friday.




An Individual in the Group

IT WAS a tremendous display of color on the
Michikan Stadium field. Twelve thousand
bandsmen and majorettes were playing and
singing together.
It made you wonder, though. If you
turned back the date Tour weeks and went to
some of these high schools you'd probably see
the bands hard at work to get yesterday's per-
fection. Where to stand, when to play, when
not to play.-
The uniforms were out for that once-in-a-
great-while cleaning, maybe some additions to
them were planned. And no doubt you'd prob-
ably hear the high school band leader telling
his group how important it was that they, out
of the 180 bands, do the job perfectly.
Editorial Staff
Dave Baad ..............Managing Editor
Jim Dygert .. ..................... City Editor
Murry Fryrer..................... Editorial Director
Debra Duwchslag .................... 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 Heilthaler ....................,.. Women's Editor

And to the individual bandsman? Well, it
was going to be a thrill, that's for sure. Su'd-
denly, the few years of practicing a horn, or
the drums, would get you on the field in Michi-
gan Stadium-and the reports were 75,000
people would be watching.
SO THE entire family wired for tickets and
everyone was on hand. Probably it wasn't
until the last minute that it became evident.
You were only one of 12,000 in a mass of color
and although it looked pretty from the stands,
no one could see the one drummer, or the one
clarinetist, and the one instrument didn't make
much noise.
It's all rather inconsequential, wondering
about the individual in the mass. In fact most
people wouldn't even think about it except-
just as the bands were clearing the field, one
young miss lost her hat and ran into the middle
of the abandoned field to get it.
® So for thirty seconds she had the attention
of most of the 75,000. And then, probably
blushing, she ran back into the mass of color.
walking down Main Street to the stadium is
becoming more and more reminiscent of
carnival atmosphere. The hundreds of huck-
sters are trying out new signs: "It's not gum-
my, it's not gooey, it's creamy" for a caramel
stand. and a little nn-mnre-than-7-vener-old

Twins Are Happier, Study Finds


by Dick Biblb'

Daily Staff Writer

By experimenting with 164 iden-
tical and fraternal twins, Ste-
ven G. Vanderberg, psychologist
in Ann Arbor, hopes to discover
which human traits are inherited
and which are. caused by environ-
Q: Thus far, what have your
experiments proved?
A: All our data has not been
analyzed yet. Generally speaking
though, identical twins are most
similar in physical makeup, intel-
ligence and aptitudes, least simi-
lar in interests and personality.
However, the influence of hered-
ity on personality seems quite
marked, too. Vocational inter-
ests aisn psem limiter sAmewhat

Q: Do twins seem glad they are
A: Almost without exception
both the identical and fraternal
twins I studied preferred to be
twins. They also wish to have
twins, which seems good evidence
that they are happy.
* * *
Q: Why do you 'think they are
so glad to be twins?
A: Twins have the security of
someone around who understands
them. I would venture a guess
that adolescence, particularly, is
not quite as hard on twins as it
is on the normal child. Twins
are probably even a little happier
than most people.
* * *

A: We couldn't say that because
we're not even sure that twin
births are an inherited trait.
Q: How do you account for the
"super-human" knowledge of one
another some twins develop?
A: There is nothing unusual
about the relationship between
twins. Married couples, room-
mates and other people who spend
a great deal of time together often
predict one another's thoughts.
** *
Q: Is it true that baby twins
develop a language all their own?
A: According to the mothers of
the twins I studied, this is not
the case.
* * *

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