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Sixty-Sixth Year

"Maybe They Can't Find An ne Who Can Be Cleared"

Children's Choir Delights'
Hill Audience

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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.
Pre-Game Band Show

Leaves Sour Political Taste

PERHAPS THE massed half-time band as- an ill-disguised deification of the man now
semblage at Saturday's football game de- holding the position of President of the United
flated some pre-game ire and masked the effect States. Some would have thought the future
of the marching band's performance Saturday. of the country was bound up in the welfare
But to many, the loudspeaker's blaring of "The of Ike. A peculiar observation in this democ-
Man of the Hour" and "Our Glorious President" racy.
left a sour taste which permeated through
the colorful half-time scene.THE NATION'S press has been working for
It's difficult to criticize Michigan's marching this viewpoint for three years. In the press
band or anybody connected with it. The band it's excused. Everybody understands big busi-
and its leaders represent the University in top- ness guides most editorial policy and the press
notch fashion througout the football season and is free to say what it wants.
many fans still come to the Stadium Saturday But despite some practical financial con-
afternoons to see the band. siderations which arise at appropriations-time,
And nobody castigates the band for its per- great educational institutions stay out of poli-
formance Saturday. The formations were in tics. The band's presentation of the "Man
usual excellent style. of the Hour" made'the University look rather
But as representatives of a great University, definitely politically oriented.
representatives of an educational institution It's possible the resultant impression never
based on principles of unbiased pursuit of occurred to organizers of the show. Then
knowledge the band should have at least tem- excuses might be available. But it's difficult to
pered the pre-game show Saturday. believe the nation's press has been that success-
Certainly, it was President Eisenhower's ful in its three-year campaign to raise Eisen-
birthday. And the nation has pulled for Ike hower out of the realm of politics.
to recover from his unfortunate heart attack -DAVE BAAD
of two weeks ago. But the show Saturday was Daily Managing Editor
Everyone Can Hardl Wai


s A

T HE Obernkirchen Childrens Choir opened the first Extra Concert
Series program with a welcoming speech and curtsy, thus bringing
the audience into a magic circle of youth for the entire evening.
"Amor im Nachen" by Gastoldi was performed a cappella, as were
most of the numbers on the program, helping to achieve a delicate
sound and mood. The performance was a delight; sung with a light,
almost ethereal tone.
The choir under the sensitive musical direction of Edith. Moeller
achieved a wonderful blend and balance. "In stiller Nacht" by Brahms,
was just right for a children's choir, the quietude and flowing character
of the piece was evident in the performance. Again the delicate, minia-
ture, "Die Rose stand im Tau" by Schumann seemed a good choice for
a children's choir. Intonation appeared effortless, and every phrase
was musical,
For a change in sonority, a Welsh folksong was sung by a sextet,
accompanied by James Brenner on the piano, who gave good support
and remained fittingly secondary to the performers. The next piece
was a sixteenth Century madrigal, "Landsknechtsstandchen" by Lasso.
* * *
ALTHOUGH the group is larger than conventionally called for,
the lightness of sound and clarity of singing and enunciating gave the
performance a "sixteenth century sound." "Ein Hennlein weiss" by
Scandello was just fun, full of clucks and such. "Echo Lied," another
madrigal by Lasso was beautifully airy; authentically containing an
"echo group" consisting of four children stationed on the side of the
"Der Wirbelwind" by Moeller, was written specifically with the
Obernkirchen Children's Choir in mind, and was somewhat of a dis-
appokntment. The whirlwind effect, which seemed to be the main
point of the piece did not quite succeed. "Lowenzahn" by Knab was
lightly and convincingly done. "Der Kiebitz" by Hass was sung with
delicate nuances, performed just by altos and sopranos. For an encore


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EVERY ONCE in a while European royalty
kicks up its heels and hits page one of
the world's newspapers. England's Princess
Margaret Rose has come into the journalistic
limelight as a woman with a problem.
It is a problem concerning not only her
personal happiness, but also concerning con-
stitutional and traditional beliefs. She presum-
ably wants to marry a divorced man, the father
of two children. In English law this is not
permissable when the spouse is still alive, es-
pecially if the divorcee'is the innocent party,
as Group Captain Peter Townsend is. But, when
royalty is concerned, the law is even more
strict. Royalty may not marry a divorced per-
But, for Princess Margaret, there is a way
out. Since she is third in line for the throne,
she can renounce all claim to the throne and
marry. But not in the Anglican Church. The
Church of Scotland will perform the ceremony
if necessary.
Since she is 25, the legal age for marriage
without the Queen's permission, Princess Mar-
garet can technically marry if she pleases,
merely by giving Parliament notice of her
EVEN THOUGH the problem seems a simple
one, to the Princess and her family it is
quite serious. The present situation recalls the
action of her Uncle David 19 years ago, when
he renounced his throne to "marry the woman
I love," a divorced American from Baltimore,
Wallis Warfield SimpEon. The Duchess of
Windsor is still not accepted by the English
royal family, and perhaps Princess Margaret
would not like to add to the escapades of the
House of Windsor.
As a young girl in her teens and later in
early womanhood, Princess Margaret was al-
ways the subject of sensational newspaper
stories regarding her liking for extreme decol-
letage in her clothes, her various beaus and her
soirees at night clubs, the opera and at parties.
The Princess has never acted as if she was
preparing herself for the throne. Pueen Eliza-
beth's upbringing has always been keyed to-
wards her present position. Princess Margaret
has tried to live the life of any other young

girl, but had the added "pleasure" of being a
real live Princess. The royal family was far
from shocked at the Princess' actions up to this
point. But now that there is a chance for
some trouble close to the country's Royal pro-
cedure and precedent, there are many raised
The Princess must decide three things: which
is more important, her happiness or adherence
to English custom and tradition; how import-
ant that tradition is to her and her Empire;
and, taking these things into consideration,
what is the best move for all concerned.
Evidently there has been some political and
royal pressure put on the subject. At present
the Princess and Townsend are seeing each
other, after he spent two years in "exile" in
Belgium. The Princess has not forgotten about
him, as the royal family hoped, even after her
whirlwind tour and his exile.
No announcements in positive or negative.
veins have been issued from Parliament, Clar-
ence House or Buckingham Palace. But, some-
thing is expected to be said before Parliament
reconvenes Oct. 25.
IN THE MEANTIME, Great Britain and a
good part of the world are waiting for a
Princess' decision. London's newspapers have
not thought twice about respect for royalty
and have plastered their front pages with full-
page headlines saying "Come on Margaret,
Make up your mind," or such tidbits as "To-
gether at Last-I Am Happy Tonight He Says
as He Goes Home."
The entire nation is' waiting for the end
result of a royal romance, much as Americans
wait for the final game of a World Series.
Royalty has always played a large part in the
moral and national strength of the British.
They rely on royalty as a symbol of the Empire
and the Princess is an integral part of that
Today Prime Minister Anthony Eden, him-
self a divorced and remarried man, will be
received by Queen Elizabeth. Tomorrow the
Archbishop of Canterbury dines with the Royal
Family. Parliament opens next week. Everyone
can hardly wait.
--DAVID KAPLAN, Daily Feature Editor

GOP Prepares for Election

just before intermission, came "The
wonderful surprise and one of the
few pieces in which the basses were
felt-a striking relief to a great
deal of airiness.
two of the children set the tone for
the last half of the concert, which
was a mixture of fairytale, funand
"The Bremen Town-Musician,"
based on a fairytale by Grimm and
set to music by Moeller, was both
sung for the ear and costumed for
the eye. All sorts of animal noises
and cock-a doo motions were part
of the performance. The unpre-
tentious musical setting somehow
caught a good deal of the flavor of
the fairytale.
The program ended in much the
same mood as the beginning--one
of gos'samer sound and elbow-pok-
ing fun. The encores ended with
"The Happy Wanderer," which is
what the children are sometimes

REPUBLICANS aren't talking
about it, but in view of Ike's
illness they are alreaay preparing
for the hottest political year in
U.S. history.
As the first step they have lined
up a team of "efficiency experts,"
a library of canned speeches, and
a 24-hour photographic service.
The "efficiency experts" are al-
ready touring so-called "marginal
districts" where Republicans eith-
er won or lost in 1954 by less than
5 per cent of the vote. At a sal-
ary of $10,000-plus-expenses, they
hold "strategy meetings" to teach
local leaders how to improve their
precinct organization and stream-
line the vote-getting machinery.
* * *
MEANWHILE, the Republican
National Committee has mass-
produced canned speeches, films
and TV-radio. scriptsfor local
candidates. Three photographers
are on call, ready to develop pic-
tures within 24 hours; and a week-
ly fund has been set up in the
House-Senate radio facility to help
GOP legislators pay for recording
political broadcasts.
The "efficiency experts" now
out streamlining the local pre-
cinct machinery are: Gilb Rodli,
mountain and Pacific states; John
R. Brown, Jr., east coast; and
James I. McKillips, southern
states. Jack Mills was covering
the midwest, but is temporarily
on leave to the Taft Memorial
Rodli has already hit the "mar-
ginal districts" in Nevada, Utah,
Idaho and Montana. He's head-
ing next for Washington or Ore-
gon. Brown has visited Connecti-
cut and Maine, next plans to visit

New Hampshire. McKillips is just
getting started, and Mills, before
joining the Taft Fund, had cover-
ed key districts in Minnesota, Wis-
consin, Illinois, Michigan and In-
Chief purpose of this elaborate
advance preparation is to elect a
Republican Congress in 1956. Oth-
er high-powered experts will con-
centrate on the Presidential cam-
paign lter.
* * *
ONE REASON the French are
irked at the U.S.A. over the Unit-
ed Nations vote against them on
Algeria was illustrated during a
dinner given by French UN delegate
Herve Alphand in New York right
after the vote was taken.
All the top Foreign Ministers
were present-Molotov of Russia,
Pinay of France, McMillan of Brit-
ain. The dinner went along
smoothly despite the 28-to-27 vote
against France a few hours before.
Diplomats are the height of cour-
tesy and no one mentioned the
defeat which was to send the
French Delegation hiking back to
Paris next day.
After dinner, however. Foreign
Minister Pinay pulled Molotov in-
to a corner and proceeded to bawl
him out for voting against
were scheduled to make a good-
will trip to Moscow, yet on the eve
of their visit, a supposedly friend-
ly Russia had done this to them
at the UN.
"It's against the spirit of Gene-
va," exploded the French Foreign
Molotov listened dourly, saying
nothing. He didn't have a chance.

Finally, as Pinay concluded, the'
Russian got in this sly crack:
"Your American friends didn't do
so well by you."
What Molotov meant was, that
though Ambassador Henry Cabot
Lodge had voted with France, he
had not done as he usually does
on an important vote, hustle up a
lot of Latin-American votes for
his side. He could have tipped the
balance for France, and the French
knew it. That was why Molotov's
crack sank home.
* * *
THE MOST remarkable job ofI
hiring the physically handicapped{
in the entire U.S.A. probably has
been done by Howard Hughes in
his Hughes Aircraft plants at Cul-
ver City, Calif., and Tucson, Ariz.
About 17 per cent of those he
employs are physically handi-
capped, including 15 amputees at
Culver City, 100 wheel-chair cases,
38 deaf mutes, four totally blind
and 25 suffering from industrial
blindness, in dadition to other
workers suffering from hidden dis-
abilities such as diabetes, cardiac
troubles, arrested TB, epilepsy and
muscular dystrophy.
Hughes has gone out of his way,
for instance, to employ paraplegic
or wheel-chair cases in every job
classification that does not re-
quire standing or walking. The
blind have developed such a touch
that they can handle intricate as-
semblies involving 25 different
parts, 68 separate operations andI
eight hand tools.
This policy not only has brought
Hughesrmanyawards from veter-
ans groups and the President's
Committee on the Physically Han-
dicapped, but it has paid dividends
on performance. Whereas other
companies making guided missiles
have run into all sorts of produc-
tion troubles, his guided missiles
have turned out to be the most
efficient. The physically handi-
capped, being limited in their
movements, have developed greater
skill in their own specialties.
(Copyright, 1955, Bell syndicate, Inc.)
Lflft -MAN ON CMPus

called and how

they are often re-
--Judy Vander


to the


Disagreement ...
THIS letter is written in criti-
cism of Mr. Koenig's analysis
entitled "One-Man Democracy in
Germany?" appearing in the Oc-
tober 14th Daily. Although I dis-
agree with the entire content of
the letter, I take this opportunity
to criticise but two points.
Let us begin by commenting
upon his discussion of the "demo-
cratic ers" and I quote: "The op-
posing Social Democrats, though
ideologically based on Marx, are
definitely a democratic ers would
be changed to a more pro-Russian
policy." This is patently ridicu-
lous; democratic ers have not been
significant in Germany since be-
fore Bismark, in particular in
southern Germany. Though this
contention could be well docu-
mented, space does not. permit.
Let us take up consideration of
another of the author's misstate-
ments. Consider, for instance:
"But for many years the chincel-
lor did not need to worry about
that because Dr. Hermann Ehlers,
then president of the Federal Par-
liament, was commonly regarded
party, supporting the present form
of government."
Dr. Ehlers a commonly regarded
party indeed. Has the author no
shame? Let us have no more of
-Willie Meacham, Grad.
f y wck -r

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deduction on Nov. 30.
Academic Notices
Faculty, College of Engineering: Meet-
ing of the faculty of this college Wed..
Oct. 19, 1955, 4:15 p.m., Room 348, West
Engineering Building.
German Make-Up . Examinations.
lake-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.
History 11, Lecture Group I will meet
In Angell Hall, Aud. A beginning on
Thursday, October 20.
Beginning Classes in Fencing will be
held Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the
Boxing Room of the Intramural Build-
ing at 4:30 p.m. for all interested men.
Weapons and protective equipment will
be supplied.
Experienced fencers are invited to
try out and drill from Mo. through
Thurs., at 5:30 p.m. for fencing in the
Amateur Fencers League of America
competitions scheduled throughout the
year in Detroit.
Doctoral Examination for Manuel
Rosenbaum, Bacteriology thesis: "The
Role of Protein Synthesis in the Early
Stages of Bacterial Vrus Infection "
Wed., Oct. 19, 1538 East Medical Build-
ing, at 7:30 p.m. Chairman, W. S.
Readings by Members of the English
Department. Prof. Joe Lee Davis. "Mot-
ley's the Only Wear: A Parody Party."
Wed., Oct. 19, Aud. A, 4:10 p.m.
Research Club - October meeting,
Wed., Oct. 19, 8:00 p.m. Rckham Am.
phitheatre: Frank L. Huntley (Eng-
lish): "Sir Thomas Brown, On His
Birthday." Richard G. Polsom (Mech.
Engineering): "Preparations For The
Earth Satellite of 1957."
Events Today
W.A.A. Swimming Meet at the Wo-
men's Swimming Pool Tues., Oct. 18
at 8:00 p.m. No recreational swimming
at that time.
Mathematics Club: Tues., Oct. 18, at
8:00 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater. Prof.
Hans Samelson will speak in "Trans-
formation Groups."
Dr. Rudolph Bing, Manager of the
Metropolitan Opera, will speak tonight
at 8:30 in Hill Auditorium as' the
second number on the 1955-56 Lecture
Course on "What Makes Opera Tick?"
Tickets are on sale today from 10:00
am-8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium box
Placement Notices
Girl's Industrial School, State of Kan-
sas, Beloit, Kansas, has openings for a
Clinical Psychologist, a Psychiatric
Social Worker, and a Psychiatric Social
Worker Aide. Men or women are eligi-

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France Clarifies UN Position

"-They Don't Want
To Meet Me"

Associated Press News Analyst
WORD FROM France that she will await
U. N. General Assembly action on African
problems before deciding what to do about
her general relationship with the organization
slightly clarifies her original position.
It means she will not take part in most of
this year's assembly work.
Foreign Minister Pinay said when his dele-
gation walked out of the Assembly that its
return, as well as France's over-all membership
in the organization, had become matters under
consideration. Now he indicates that considera-
tion will not be complete until after the Assem-
bly acts on the anti-colonial resolutions which
was put on the agenda under French protest
and caused the walkout.
Unless there is a shift of sentiment among
the delegations, that means France will be out
of the Assembly not only for most of the ses-
sion, but for all of the major discussions now
booked, which include the current atoms-for-
peace debate, expected to take another week,
and disarmament.

THERE WAS A movement after France's
walkout to save some face for her by
moving up the colonial debate to follow that
on atoms. Some delegates thought a routine
disposition of the African questions might be
achieved so France could come back.
The movement didn't get very far. The same
Asiem-African nations which are the prime
movers against France have achieved a certain
portion of their objective on that point, and
are anxious to get the disarmament discussion
going. They are expected to get their way.
So France is absent from the world forum
at a time when the shakiness of her govern-
mental system has been newly advertised by
the African trouble. The debate over her in-
herent strength or lack of strength as a great
nation has been resumed, with Frenchmen
themselves actively participating.
Her own president is saying that a better
balance must be established between the execu-
tive branch and the presently overriding pow-
ers of. the National Assembly.
BUT THE CRUX of the matter lies not in a
strong French government, nor in the time
needed for strengthening North Africa politi-

Daily Associate Editor
THEY had finished discussing
their dates of the night before
and exchanged a few brief com-
ments on papers they were writ-
ing. Somehow the talk swung to
foreign students.
"Them? Who'cares about them?"
Few agreed with the coed who
had spoken. "Look," one pointed
out, "they've come here from ev-
ery country in the world. They're
not exactly inconspicuous-there
are at least a thousand of them."
"And," added another, "they're
not mediocre, either. Each one,
you might say, represents the
cream of his crop."
"So?" The coed could see little
connection between them and her-
"SO," PURSUED another, "in
your years here have you met any
of them?"
"Well-yes. Once I had a blind

you ever met any in your classes?"
"Oh, there've been a few, but
you don't get to know people just
from classes."
"DID YOU EVER bother to try?"
"Me?" she shrugged. "Why bo-
ther? You don't rush up to make
friends with Americans, do you?"
"Americans haven't come here
from that far away."
"Well, if they want to meet me
they can, but I don't care."
"What would you think if one
of the foreign girls were to go
home with you for a weekend?"
"What good would that do?"
"Come to think of it, probably
none at all. But don't you think
they'd be at least polite to you if
you went to meet them, at the In-
ternational Center or somewhere?"
"They wouldn't care, probably.
They're too aloof, and stand-off-
ish. They don't want to meet me."
Again, silence. "Look, I hardly
have anything in common with

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