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Sixty-Sixth Year

"Wat's Al This Fooling Around With
The Judicial Process?"

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 Jurisdiction Rights
Extend Over Rushing
THE FIRST actual test of the infant Student, functions of the Council is "to coordinate and
Government Council to undertake a job to delegate student activities to be carried on
and have the courage to follow it through will by recognized campus groups." Since rushing
take place at tonight's meeting. At that time, does involve all students, or all of those that
a proposal will be made that a seven-member choose to rush, it can be included in the cate-
committee be appointed to.study the rushing gory of "student activities." Including all stu-
system as it now stands at the University, with dents, it naturally should be coordinated and
a view towards possibly deferring rushing un- directed by the only representative body on
til the spring semester. campus-the student government.
The first problem which comes to mind is
whether such an investigation is within the SINCE THE administration of rushing is too
jurisdiction of SGC, or if the matter ought to detailed a task for SGC to undertake, this
be handled by the four housing groups on cam- duty is delegated to Panhel and IFC. It is up
pus-Assembly, Panhel, Inter-Fraternity Coun- to these two organizations to direct the actual
cil and Inter-House Council. procedure.
Whether deferred rushing is a good thing
H1ANDING THE inquiry over to these four or not is certainly a debatable issue. The find-
groups would intimate that rushing is not ings of the committee, if it is set up, will cause
an all-University matter. However, it is, in that considerable discussion, pro and con.
it involves any student who should choose to
rush. Rushees are not chosen by the fraternit- However, the important subject at the pre-
sent is whether or not SGC will recognize its
ies and sororities. Actually, the University authority over the matter of rushing and will
chooses rushees when it admits certain stu-a
dents and refuses others. The only requirement seize the opportumty to exert its influence, thus
to rush is that the person be a University stu- aiding to increase the respect of the Univers-
dent. Panhel and the IFC handle the procedure ty population for student government.
for the University. -LOUISE TYOR
According to the SGC proposal, one of the Daily Associate Editor
Male Legs v! Female Ankles
THE SIGN posted in the General Library It is certainly true that the Union Opera is
reads, "Union Opera Needs Committee Try- entertaining'but so is a burlesque show, an ani-
outs." On this same sign, if one looks closely, mated cartoon or a high school play. What
these is an additional comment scrawled in the Opera lacks is a little of the professional
pencil, "Girls Welcome." luster which would transform it into GOOD
And girls are welcomed by the Union Opera entertainment instead of just plain fun. The
as long as they keep their dainty feet away addition of a neatly turned ankle might add
from the scorch of footlights. just the right kind of luster.
Because of a rust-encrusted tradition, the It is possible that those in charge of the
Union Opera cast is all male. If there are any Opera fear they will be termed "revolutionary"
advantages to this system they are not ap- should they dare dress the feminine form in
parent. Union Opera costumes. They may take cour-
According to the student director. of this age from the fact that the coed musical staged
year's Opera, the staff "will be striving to re- annually at Northwestern University is in-
turn to the tradition of the Opera as a farce variably a success.
withthoe i femle ole havng nshven Artistically speaking, the Union Opera would
with those in female roles having unshaven benefit greatly from a coed cooperation and
How.' ct participation.
How can the opera return to this tradition Romantic scenes, for example, would take
when it has yet to deviate from it. on an air of realism as the baritone sings to
a real genuine soprano instead of crooning into
PAST productions of the Union Opera have the unwilling ear of a nervous tenor.
usually been fun to witness, but they have Here is a chance for the male population on
also been farces. Unless, of course, there is campus to take the initiative. After all why
some artistic or aesthetic value to be derived shouldn't they put their legs back where they
from the sight of an "unshaven" (hairy) leg belong-in trousers.
dangling from the hem of a tulle ballgown. -MARY LEE DINGLER
R.ed T'rade Poses Problems

K 14r

Jealous Rivals Block Estes:

to the
See Your Congressman
To the Editor:
A "NUMBERS" racket keeps re-
appearing, almost as frequent-
ly as the flying saucers. The
"numbers" involve the case of the
Soviet submarines. For example,
on Sept. 28 at the American Bank-
ers Association in Chicago, Gen-
eral Gruenther, Supreme Allied
Commander in Europe, stated that
there were 350; but four days ear-
lier at the Defense Orientation
Conference Assciation, Navy Sec.
retary Thomas had revealed -
more than 400, Other "frighten-
ing" repetitions are revealed from
time to time.
Yet, as the abovemindicates, one
will have to brainwash the other,
or harmonize with him. Other-
wise, taxpayers will wonder, Do
defense leaders get paid accord-
ing to which exaggerates the most,
on a percentage basis?
Some taxpayers might want
similar cuts. General Gruenth-
er's cut was 12/%. This can be
applied to the thirty-six billion
dollar Defense Department expen-
diture. For the average family of
four, such a cut would give it
more take-home pay of $2.00 per
week. Is it worth seeing one's con-
gressmen about this, now while
they are home?
-Albert Bofman
Chicago, Ill.
C We're No Bumphins..
To the Editor:
BEING a well bred, well read,
though poorly fed U. of M.
man, naturally, one of the high
points in my day is the two min-
utes I devote to your very finely
edited newspaper. Usually, I per-
form this masochistic act over
breakfast, which probably accounts
for the failure of my coffee to per-
form its hoped for function.
Today, though, has been an en-
tirely different story. For hours
now I have been in the very high-
est of spirits, and I owe it all to
you. I wish to express my heart
felt gratitude to Miss Tammy Mor-
rison for the refreshingly positive
tone of her front page article de-
scribing her interview with Mme.
Zinka Milanov. Really, words fail
to describe the pleasure it has
brought me to know that, in the
words of Miss Morrison, "the Am-
erican audience is fast catching up
with its European counterpart in
the realm of musical taste." Sure-
ly this is a very encouraging piece
of intelligence.
Miss Morrison, as a symbol of
the national inferiority complex,
has again managed to place us
all in the position of the awe in-
spired bumpkin who loudly de-
clares his inferiority, and stands
longing for the snub. I, for one,
have grown utterly tired of the
casting and all that it implies.
I suggest that a visit to any
large city art gallery or a percep-
tive comparison of the current
literary trends on the two conti-
nents might benefit this budding
journalist, insofar as it would de-
monstrate for her the grossness
of her error. Your writer is la-'
boring under the misconception
that the artistic expression of this
country falls short of current Eur-
opean standards, and that the na-
tive artist exists in a constant at-
titude of backward gazing at the

futile and finished cultures of the
fatherlands. She also erroneously
assumes that the sensitivity and
tastes of American audiences are
far below those manifest in
European populations. Having
some experience as a member of
both varieties, I can only inform
him that she is again mistaken.
On the whole I have found that
American audiences possess an
equal if not larger understanding
of the proceedings. Luckily, this
mistaken belief is shared by only
a small segment of the responsible
population, and the damage they
can do is slight.
-Raphael A. Daley


(EDITOR'S NOTE: Drew Pearson is
writing a series of analysis of the
various presidential candidates in
what is shaping up as the hottest
election campaigns in years. Last
week he analyzed Gov. Harriman of
New York and was the first to report
Harry Truman's friendly support for
Harriman. Today he analyzes Senator
Kefauver of Tennessee.)
AN EASTERN newspaper editor
phoned me recently to ask
why Estes Kefauver of Tennessee
was not popular with his Senate
colleagues and why he didn't re-
ceive more support from the Demo-
cratic king-makers when obvious-
ly he had a tremendous following
with the voting public.
The answer to the first question
is professional jealousy. About 48
of the 96 Senators consider them-
selves potential candidates for
President or Vice President and
none wants to help build up a ri-
The ftuation is best illustrated
by what went on behind the scenes
when Kefauver probed the dyna-
mite-laden Dixon-Yates power
contract. In the first place, Sen.
Lyndon Johnson of Texas, himself
a dark-horse candidate, laid down
the law to Senator Kilgore of
West Virginia, Chairman of the
Judiciary Committee, that Ke-
fauver must not be Chairman of a
Judiciary Subcommittee to probe
monopolies. Otherwise, Johnson
warned, Kilgore's committee would
get no funds..
* * *
OBVIOUSLY Johnson did not
want the gangling Senator from
Tennessee getting headlines as a

monopoly investigator. Kefauver
has been fighting big business and
monopoly ever since he was a
member of the House Small Busi-
ness Committee.
Later, Kefauver managed to get
hold of another subcommittee to
investigate Dixon-Yates. Where-
upon an amazing thing happened.
Kilgore wrote an official letter to
Kefauver laying down strict or-
ders that he was not to probe Dix-
on-Yates for more than two days.
In brief, jealous Senators did
not want Kefauver getting head-
lines even though he did much of
the pioneer bdttling against Dixon-
Yates when other Senators thought
he was chasing a will-o'-the-wisp.
* * *
like Kefauver or not, there is one
important fact that has to be tak-
en into consideration regarding his
capabilities as a candidate. He
has a rare combination of cour-
age, political know-how, and a Da-
vy Crockett flair for the dramatic.
Kefauver, for instance, was the
only, Southern Congressman who
had the courage to vote for the
Negro on the tough test of cloture
-namely, cutting off debate on
race questions. He was one of
only two or three Senators who
saw the danger of Harold Talbott's
appointment as Secretary of the
Air Force and delivered a long
speech against his confirmation.
Talbott's later resignation proved
that the Tenneseean was right.
* * *
KEFAVER was one of only five

or six Senators to stand up on the
Senate floor and oppose the spe-
cial resolution giving Eisenhower
power to go to war and even drop
the atom bomb over Quemoy and
Kefauver was also the only Sen-
1ator willing to ask embarrassing,
penetrating questions of Federal
Communications Chairman George
JcConnaughey-questions that de-
veloped McConnaughey's connec-
tion with the Bell Telephone
Today, one year later, the Bell.
System's contracts and influence
inside the Administration has be-
come about the hottest issue in
* * *
KEFAVER ALSO was one of the
first Senators to crack down' on
his colleague, Joe McCarthy --
dating back even to 1946 when he
helped expose McCarthy's phony
charges against American service-
men for allegedly torturing the
SS men, Nazis responsible for the
Malmedy massacre.
What makes Democratic king-
makers bitter against the long,
tall Senator from Tennessee is
that he focused his crime probe
on the big Democratic strongholds
of Chicago, New York, Kansas
City, shortly before the 1952 elec-
Kefauver has some handicaps,
which will be dealt with later. But
today he is probably the best single
vote-getter in the Democratic par-
ty and among the first three lead-
ing candidiates.
Copyright, 1955, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.

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General Notices
The University of Michigan B
Bank Association has arranged to t
a Red Cross Mobile Unit at the Stu%..
Health Service on Oct. 24, 155, to take
care of staff members who wish to con-
tribute a pint of blood and thus be-
come members of the BloodBank with
the privilege of drawing upon the baink
for themselves and their immediate
families in the event blood is needed.
The Unit will be at the Health Service
Basement from 10:00 am, utl 12:
noon, and from 1:00-4:00 p.m. '
members who are interested sh
contact the Personnel Office, Ext. aF
Room 3026 Admin. Bldg.
Blue Cross Group Hospitalization,
Medical and Surgical Service Progras
for staff members will be open from
Oct. 10 to Oct. 21 for new applications
and changes in contracts now in effet.
Staff members who wish to enroll, or
change their coverage to include surgi-
cal and medical services, should make
such changes at the Personnel office,
Room 3012, Administration Building.
New applications and changes will 'o
effective Dec. 5, with the first payroll
deduction on Nov. 30.
The Scandinavian Seminar for Cul-
tural Studies is designed for mature
students interested in living and study-
ing in Northern Europe for a year.
Through individual study projects in
adult education, physical education,
teaching, agriculture, the cooperatives,
government, music, arts and crafts, and
social sciences, each member of the
Seminar gains specialized knowledge of
one or more aspects of Scandinavian
life within the general cultural frame-
work. For further information and
scholarship applications, write to The
American-Scandinavian Council for
Adult Education, 127 East 73 St., New
York 21, N. Y.
Readings by Members of the English
Department. Prof. Joe Lee Davis. "Mot-
ley's the Only Wear: A Parody Pat'*
Wed., Oct. 19, And. A, 4:10 p.m.
Research Club - October mee#AXg,
Wed., Oct. 19, 8:00 p.m. Rackham Am-
phitheatre: Frank L. Huntley (Eng-
lish): "Sir Thomas Brown,n On -Hi
Birthday." Richard G. Folsom (Mech.
Engineering): "Preparations For
Earth Satellite of 1957."
Academic Notice
Beginning Classes in Fencing will b
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 wil.
be supplied.
Experienced fencers are Invited to
try out and drill from Mon. 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 Eary
Stages of Bacterial Virus Infection,"
Wed., Oct. 19, 1538 East Medical Build-
ing, at 7:30 p.m. Chairman, W. S.
History II, Lecture Group I will meet
in Angell Hall, And. A beginning on
Thursday, October 20.
Doctoral Examination for William
Peter Alien, Bacteriology; thesis: "AR
Investigation of the Anticryptococcal
Properties of Normal Serums," Thur.,
Oct. 20, 1564 East Medical Building, at
2:00 p.m. Chairman, W. J. Nungester.
Doctoral Examination for Byron Loa'
Groesbeck, Psychology; thesis: "Per-
sonality Correlates of the Achievement
and Affiliation Motives in Clinical Psy-

chology Trainees," Thurs., Oct.20, 7611
Haven Hall, at 3:30 p.m. Chairman,
E. L. Kelly.
Events Today
The Michigan Damies will be gu,
at a tea given by Mrs. Harlan Hatc
Oct. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. at her
815 S. University.
Free Films: Museums Bldg., 4th floor
exhibit hail. "Story of Potatoes" ant
"Old Fashioned Deer Camp," Oct. 18-24.
Daily at 3:00 and 4:00 p.m., including
Sat. and Sun., with extra showing We.
at 12:30.
Placement Notices
Representatives from the following
will be at the Engineering School:
Monday, October 24
DuPont Corp., Construction Div,
Montague, Mich. - all levels in Civil,
Elect., Industrial, Mech., Construction
and Chem. E. for Construction Engrg
Draft exempt, U.S. citizens.
Wagner Electric Corp., St. Louis, M
-B.S. & M.S. in Elect. & Mech. E. ft
Development, Design, Production, an
Sales. Must be U.S. citizens.
Dorr-Oliver Inc., Hazleton, Penn. -
B.S. Ini Civil (Sanitary option) and
Chem. E., .M.S. in Sanitary and Metal
(extractive involving extractive p'
cesses) for Research, Development, ,
sign, and Sales. Must be U.S. citizen
Convair, Div., Gen'l Dynamics Corp., ,
Ft. Worth, Texas - B.S., M.S., & PhD.
in Aero., Civil, Elect., Mech., Metal.
Nuclear, Chem. E., and Engrg. Mechan-
ics for Research and Development.
Combustion Engrg., Inc., East Chit
cago, Ill. -- B.S. & M.S. in Chem. E.,
and all levels in Mech. and Metal. ,
for Development, Design, and Product
Mon. and Tues., Oct. 24 and 25
Shell Oil Company -- B.S. & M.S. and
Ph.D. in Chem. E., Civil, Elect., Mech.,

Associated Press News Analyst
RED CHINA has a serious grain shortage
and is requiring farmers to deliver a large
share of their crops to the government and is
taking other stringent farm regimentation
The United States has a grain surplus,
largely owned by the government, which is a
serious economic embarrassment.
Red China among other things is seeking
through the Geneva discussions to get a
relaxation of the complete tra'de embargo
imposed by the United States, and of the
embargo on strategic materials maintained by
other nations of the free world.
The United States, among other things, is
seeking at Geneva to get Red China to re-
nounce the use of force pending settlements
by peaceful means of Far Eastern issues. The
Reds seek an immediate high-level conference
on these issues.
HERE THEN are two nations, one considering
the other barbarous and a violator of world
public opinion as an aggressor, but each having
something the other vitally wants.
The United States is banking heavily on the
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Editorial Staff
Dave Baad .......................... Managing Editor
Jim Dygert .... ...................... City Editor
Murry Frymer .................... Editorial Director
Debra Durchslag ..................: Magazine Editor
David Kaplan ......................... Feature Editor
Jane Hmward ......................... Associate Editor
Louise Tyor ..... "... ss. .. .. ...... Associate Editor
Phil Douglis.. .............. Sports Editor
Alan Eisenberg .......... .,.... Associate Sports Editor
Jack Horwitz ................. Associate Sports Editor
Mary Hellthaler.................. Women's Editor
Elaine Edmonds ............ Associate Women's Editor
John Hirtzel .................... Chief Photographer
Business Staff
Dick Alstrom ......................Business Manager
Bob flgenfritz--------. AssnatA RsnsManage

pressure of Russia's internal needs to provide
the basis of compromise when the foreign
ministers meet at Geneva in a few days.
Perhaps there is an internal situation in
China which could produce a similar situation.
Several years ago China greatly relaxed the
Communist "line" with regard to agriculture
in an effort to improve production. Private
borrowing and selling in farm land was per-
mitted in order that the more efficient farmers
might procure holdings of workable size.
BUT AT the same time taxes-in-kind drove
workers from the land, and spreading in-
dustrialization lured them to the cities. Now
the rate of progress in industry has outstripped
agriculture, and farmers are showing little
interest in providing for urban people who
have received by far the lion's share of benefits
from an improved general economy.
Now the Peiping regime has announced re-
newal of the original collectivization program
in an effort to do by force what it has not
been Fable to do by other means. It admits a
"tense situation."
A "tense situation" with regard to China's
food supply doesn't mean mere belt tightening.
Where few ever have even what other peoples
consider a bare subsistance, any sort of short-
age means not malnutrition, but starvation.
The situation, then, would appear to contain
the factors for successful trading, in com-
modities which mean much to both sides.
But Red logic is not the same as ours.
New Books at the Library
Barton, Humphrey -- Atlantic Adventures;
New York, D. Van Nostrand, 1955.
Blair, Clay Jr.-Beyond Courage; New York,
David McKay Company, 1955.
Brickhill, Paul--The Dam Busters; New
York, Ballantine Books, 1955.
Cary, Joyce-Not Honour More; New York;
Harper & Bros., 1955.
Casey, R. G.-Friends and Neighbors; East
Lansing, MSU Press, 1955.

New Give-A wayBoom in Television

Associated Press Writer
THIS will go down in the his-
tory of television as the season
of the give-away program.
So many advertisers are trying
to give away so much money these
days that it's impossible to list
the shows accurately. You barely
catch your breath when there's a
new flood of announcements of
new ways of giving away money.
NBC-TV has something new on
Saturday evenings called "The
Big Surprise," with prizes up to
$100,000-apparently in an effort
to top "The $64,000 Question" on
CBS Tpesday evenings. Getting
in the money mood of the give-
away programs, "Truth or Conse-
quences" (NBC-TV) dared a hyp-
notized 19-year-old girl to pick
up $100,000 last week.
A NEW FEATURE introduced
on "Name That Tune" (CBS-TV)
makes it possible for contestants
to win as much as $25,000 in cash.
Edgar Bergen plans a new show
called "Do You Trust Your
Wife?" on which a contestant can
win $100 a week for a year-with

not gambling. You stake nothing
of your own.
Some critics of the give-away
program scornfully dismiss it as
a symptom of human greed. Well,
it's true' that we all like to win
money, and everyone receives a
few cents worth of vicarious pleas-
ure from every dollar we watch
another win.
BUT TO at least one critic the
give-away can't be dismissed as
merely showing how greedy we
are. It shows, rather, that every-
body likes to get into the act. And
television has picked on the de-
vice of money to get as many
people as possible interested in
the act.
Money is merely the device to
arouse the feeling of <participation
in the audience. It's a clever de-
vice that results in some clever
shows--and some cheap shows:
Cheap because the questioning is
stupid and the masters of cere-
monies dull-witted. True, too,
that a give-away show is one of
the most inexpensive to produce.
There probably will be give-
away programs for many seasons
to come. But it's doubtful if ever

Naturally not everyone can par-
ticipte in a give-away show. And
quite naturally a contestant ap-
pears only once or a few times,
leaving the spectator with his sense
of loyalty flagging once the con-
testant has gone away forever.

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