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Sixty-Sixth Year

"Oh, No!"

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.
Back=Door, Strategy Fails
To Win Airport Shift
TAYNE County's latest attempt to shift air- Or is it possible he decided to try back-door
line operations from Willow Run indicates maneuvers instead of front-door business?
that its confidence in business negotiations is By playing up to the one major airline who
much less than its ability to execute back-door favored a move from Willow Run, the city and
strategy, county may have figured they could start a
In attempting to set up American Airlines as chain reaction, thereby placing themselves in
kingpin in a plan to have all Detroit-area air a better position to deal with the joint group.
operations transferred to Wayne-Major Air- With American as the "kingpin," "strategists"
port, Detroit and Wayne County officials have may have thought it would be easier to "knock
cQmpletely overlooked an earlier agreement to the others. over" with no commitments as to
the air operations board at Willow Run. definite plans for development of Wayne-Major
As the result of an airlines-county officials airport.
meeting May 24, the city and county agreed to
submit a "prospectus" definitely outlining such RTUNATELY, American officials realized
matters as rental cost of the Wayne County the move for what it was and called off
port, and intended construction of terminals, "negotiations" yesterday. With a "united we
ramps and roadways. stand, divided we fall" attitude, the ANTSCO
Representatives of the two local government members, for the present at least, are together
agencies' further agreed that this "prospetus," on their opinions regarding any shift in airline
would be submitted to the Airlines National operations. American's decision to cease bar-
Terminal Service Company (AlinTSCO) within gaining until the other six lines receive a defi-
a month after the May-(meeting. nite prospectus, as promised last May, reflects
their desire to carry on operations in a. busi-
NOW, almost five months since the meeting, nesslike manner rather than dabble in the
the airlines operations board, representing ring of questionable strategy.
seven of the nine lines scheduled at Willow With a planned 25 per cent increase In
.Run, has received no word from the city and scheduling set for the Detroit area next year,
county officials. capital improvements will soon be necessary
Instead, on Monday it was disclosed by Amer- at Willow Run. Once these improvements are
ican Airlines, an.,ANTSCO member, that a pro- made, and the airlines have appropriated addi-:
posai had beern submittedto them to "nego- tional money for the present port, it is doubt-
tiate" with Detroit and Wayne bunty.ful that they could consider any offer by an-
In a later attempt to justify this proposal, other terminal.
Wayne County highaey ensineer LeRoy Ci Except that Wayne=Major is ten miles nearer
Smith said It was made because American Air- the automobile city, its operators so far have
lines was the only one of the seven willing to not enumerated in any "prospectus" any of
shift operations from Willow Run. Smith fur- the supposed advantages and intended improve-
ther stated that Wayne County would be per- ments.
fectly willing to negotiate with the other six For its own good, Wayne County might bet-
airlines. "if they wanted to talk" ter profit by conducting business through the
Apparently- Mr, Smith has forgotten about front door.
the agreement reached at the May meeting. -DICK SNYDER
Pondering and Wondering

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Dulles Hopeful at Geneva

, . . how some of the local homeowners
around the stadiuni manage to keep putting in
and taking out fenceposts on football Saturdays
so that faxis can part cars on, their lawns? .. .
when some sort of order will be established in
the Haven-Mason Hall lovies between classes?
. ..when professors will start to take the
hint as students start snapping notebooks when
Burton Tower bells signal class' end? . . . who
will be the lucky recipient of the statue on the
old courthouse roof when the relic is auctioned
off? ..-
If. .. people will want to come to Ann Arbor
at all after all the highways have been built to
bypass the city? . . . when coeds will wear ten-
nis sneakers on the tennis courts only? ...
... if the local citizenry will have any kind
words for the Huron Valley Bridge when traf-
fic. piles up on football Saturdays? .
. if Charles A. Sink will ever forget to.
shake President Hatcher's hand before a Choral
Union, concert begIns? .. . If the. modern-age
hoinebuilding will spread to the average home-
owner instead- of being limited to builders and
University Deans?,.
. If the Romance Languages Building will
ever be the scene of a Halloween play? . .. if
the trolley tracks In front of the Union are ever
going to be removed?...

.--WHY no new hotel has been built in town
for so many years? .. when the func-
tions of all those people who check registration
railroad tickets are explained to bewildered
students? ...
. . . when someone will uncover an idyllic
place to walk besides the Arboretum? . .
when a new City Hall will be built to match the
spanking new courthouse? ..
... if someone will ever write the Great Eng-
lish I paper? ... when the day will come that
parking meters manage to wait the extra min-
ute as you run down the street, before they
flash a violation?.. .
.. -how many students will be in town in
'2000? . .. why there is no outdoor ice-skating
rink for University students? .. .
. . . why unaffiliated students feel sophis-
ticated? . .. who will solve the enigma of the
Ivy League attitude? ... whena student gov-
ernment will not be accused of ineffective de-
. . . if Big Brother will live past 1984?
what the world will be like with no existence
instead of coexistence? . . . if the day's head-.
lines will be less frightening tomorrow? ..
Daily Feature Editor

THE degree of optimism or pessi-
mism that Secretary of State
Dulles has for the Foreign Minis-
ters Conference opening in Gene-
va today can best be gauged by the
private conference he had with
Congressional leaders just before
he left Washington.
Though a statement of confi-
dence was issued by Congressional
leaders after the Dulles closed-
door talk, most of what the Secre-
tary of State reported has not
leaked out.
Dulles took up most of the time,
speaking slowly and precisely,
with U.S. Ambassador "Chip"
Bohlen sitting in his shadow. Sen-
ators got in only a few questions
edgewise, and Bohlen, who has
been here on consultation from
Moscow, kept mum except for an-
swering one or two inconsequen-
tial questions addressed specifi-
cally to him.
* * *
DULLES OPENED with a report
that President Eisenhower was
keenly alert, both physically and
mentally. Ike not only had ap-
proved Dulles' approach to the
Geneva meeting but had instruct-
ed him to make a personal plea to
Congressional leaders fortheir bi-
partisan support, Dulles said.
The Secretary took a hopeful
but pessimistic view of the Gene-
va prospects. He feared, he said,

that the conference might get
hung up on the first item on the
agenda, German unification. His
hope was to keep the "Geneva spi-
rit" alive and arrange another
meeting-at which a more favor-
able agenda might be drawn up.
New Jersey's Sen. Alex Smith,
the ex-Princeton professor, asked
whether there was any chance of
agreement on Germany. Dulles
replied that he was afraid Molo-
tov would demand East Germany
be represented before even dis-
cussing the problem. Molotov, he
said would use the argument that
we had demanded Chiang Kai-
Shek sit in on any discussion
of Formosa.
* * *.
ON THE ticklish question of the
Middle East, Dulles said the State
Department was discussing the
possibility of asking Russia to
guarantee the status quo in that
area. He planned to take this up
with the French and British be-
fore the Geneva conference. If
they got together on this proposal,
he then planned to broach the
idea to Molotov in private discus-
Here again, Dulles appealed for
bipartisan Senate support.
"We must keep the Israeli-
Egyptian issue out of politics," he
said in a rather condescending
manner. His tone brought a smile

to the faces of some Democrats.
Dulles promised that after his
briefing on the Geneva prospects
and the Middle East outlook, he
would discuss the Far East. but
after he had rambled on and on
without mentioning the Far East,
GOP Congressman John Taber of
New York interrupted:
"Mr. Secretary, I suggest that
now would be a good time to hear
about the Far East."
DULLES acknowledged the ques-
tion, but got off on another'sub-
ject. After a few minutes of more
rambling, Taber broke in again:
"Mr. Secretary, I suggest we get
on to the Far East."
Again Dulles prepared to talk
about the Far East, but again he
got off on another subject. Fi-
nally Taber stood up and blurted:
"Mr. Secretary, you'll have to
excuse me. I've got to catch a
He walked out.
Dulles never did.get to his prom-
ised briefing on the Far East, ex-
cept to answer a question from
GOP Senator Bridges of New,
Hampshire who wanted to know
whether the Far East would be
discussed at all at Geneva. Dulles
replied that he would not allow
the Far East to be raised at the
(Copyright, 1955, Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

to the
Letters to the Editor must be signed
and limited to 300 words. The Daily
reserves the right to edit or withhold
any letter.
Ivy Education ...
To the Editor:
THINK Jane Howard's comment
on Holiday magazine's feature
on the "Natural Superiority of
the Ivy League" deserves a re-
ply. I am a 1955 graduate of an
Ivy League affiliate, Radcliffe Col-
lege; and Holiday's article infur-
iated me. That is, Robinson's third
of the feature, infuriated me-the
other two articles, especially John
Sack's, were good fun.
For one thing, such an article
leads to what I call "Inverse snob-
bery." When I returned to De-
troit's Central High after my first
semester at Radcliffe, my Latin
teacher asked me, in front of the
class, what it took to go to an
Eastern college. Before I could
answer, one of the students blurt-
ed out, "Money!"
That seems to be Miss Howard's
attitude as well. I'd wager, though,
that the average income of the
families of the students in that
Latin class was higher than the
average income of my fellow resi-
dents in Everett cooperative house
last year. Many students receive
scholarship assistance and / or
Secondly, many of the state-
ments in Robinson's article were
downright inaccurate. It's not
true that "vast and impersonal
lectures" are rare at Harvard. It's
true that the "general education"
courses break up into weekly sec-
tion meetings, but the lectures
themselves are huge.
The student body at Harvard
is as varied as here at Michigan.
The "college tie" is a keen de-
light in matters intellectual.
Judging from A. G. Kerkmann's
letter on the same page of the
Daily as Miss ,Howard's article,
this is a trait not universally shar-
ed even at a very superior state
university such as Michigan.
Well, the only time I've ever
seen John Sack he was wearing a
yellow shirt and a crimson tie.
And most of the men I knew wore
army pants instead of a gray flan-
nel suit. So perhaps I'm too much
of a "wonky" to describe Ivy
League accurately.
But I loved the East, and I hate
to see old Ivy misrepresented. Af-
ter all, one does receive a superior
education at Harvard, I must ad-
mit, though, that I didn't find
the first week of my freshman year
at all exhausting. Really hard was
the last term of the senior year.
-Ilse Lowy, Grad.
Co-ed Living Vote...
To the Editor: 4
AS A RESIDENT of Prescott
House 'I want to voice my ob-
jections to misrepresentation in
the recent vote on co-ed living.
At the same time I would like to
ask the purpose of a poll taken
in the Quad and on the Hill. In
the past, polls of that nature have
been used to determine public
opinion. The procedure was then
taken to determine the majority,
generalize and when the final vote
taken these facts used as a basis.
It is quite obvious that this was
not the practice followed in the
vote for co-ed living. It would
seem a much easier and cheaper
practice to dispense with such
democratic forms when there is no
use made of them. This brings up
the question of a representative.
The word means one who seaks

for a majority, disregarding per-
sonal opinions. Isn't representa-
tion the basis of our democratic
form of government? It does not
seem logical to break these demo-
cratic traditions on a University
The facts certainly have not
been kept secret. Those who have
experienced co-ed living voted 90%
in favor of it. One person does
not have the right to disregard
such an overwhelming majority.
Something must be done. If
immediate action can not be taken
I think it is important to let it
be known that the 90% of us do
not accept the vote and wish to
make our objections known.
-Barbar Korman, '59
'Tender Spot'...
To the Editor:
IN REGARD to Mr. Baad's edi-
torial of Oct. 18, it would seem
to me as though the "Republicans"
on campus have been hit in the
proverbial "tender" spot. There
was no mention of any specific
political party and yet the fright-
ened hypersensitive Republicans
immediately jump on anything
that looks like an attack on their
"sacred" president.
The Republicans' sudden and
solicitous concern about Mr. Eis-
enhower's health is very touching,
and yet it's funny how I always
get the impression that they're
more like the farmer who is wor-
ried about his prize winning hog
than a true friend worried about
his buddy. Perhaps it has some-
thing to do with the fact that next
v, i 1s I 4

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4 urry Frymer -
Students Asking Religious Questions

Lewis Views SGC's Past, Future

EvERYONE at the dinner table noticed the
student at one end pray before beginning
the meal. Despite the apparent nonchalance
of the group around the table, there was 'a
sudden interest in religious thought at that
It wasn't the religious act that inspired the
interest. Interest has existed on college cam-
puses for some time now, a new, searching in-
About twenty years ago, it wasn't stylish to
talk about religious matters on a college cam-
pus. The New York Times quotes a college
graduate of the early Thirties sum up his ex-
perience: "None of us: would be caught dead
taking religion seriously,"
Yet whether or not it is a style now, or a new
development, religion has assumed new signifi-
cance for the student. College courses on re-
ligious philosophy and literature have been
drawing full lecture halls, including such courses
offered here.
ON THE NATION'S campuses there are 3,000
student religious groups with some 1,200
employees, which the Times reports was about
one-fifth that twenty years ago.

find the meanings, causes, and outcomes of1
A GREAT deal of the time he talks about such
things as "proof," or a pragmatical "what
for?" In all the discussions, there seems to be
a basic effort to relate religious thought with
modern problems. In fact, some authorities
credit modern problems such as the fear of
atomic warfare, with this type of religious
However, there does not seem to be any in-
crease in church attendance, probably due to
the "scientific" rather than "reverant" nature
of campus thought.
"What's the church doing for our present-
day problems?" the student asks. A student in
an eastern college was quoted by the Times as
saying: "Christ passed up the church in His
day. Is there any reason for not doing so now?"
Another attacked the church as a place for
parties, but no serious modern thought.
WHAT EVER may be the reason for this
modern thought, or even whether it is
modern or not, the emphasis is on answers.
Whereas churches and synagogues have stressed

Daily Staff Writer
Affairs James A. Lewis is here
questioned as to his opinions con-
cerning the new student govern-
ment on campus, the Student Gov-
ernment Council. Mr. Lewis has
helped and advised the new or-
ganization since its foundation and
is the chief administrative link be-
tween it and the University.
Q: What do you think of the ac-
complishments of the Student
Government Council to date?
A: The Council has served its pur-
pose in the short time in which
it has been operating. The
projects it has considered are
timely ones.
* * *
Q: Do you believe in the Council's
policy of delegating to its com-
A: The body should become a pol-
icy-making group and delegate
many matters to committees
for consideration. The Admin-
istrative Wing should be given
a chance to show its potential-
ity as a workable body to help
the Council in its work.
Since the Council is running
on a two-year pilot program,

members have to be most
statesmanlike. As it is work-
ing out, the ex-officios are de-
veloping a rationale for their
actions which will be most help-,
ful in the future.
* * *
Q: Is the representation that SGC
members have on administra-
tion and faculty committees
proving valuable?
A: We have found these represen-
tatives to be well-informed and
valuable assets to committees
of the faculty and administra-
tion. The viewpoints of the stu-
dent members are respected
and given great consideration.
These committees have a sen-
sitive climate to student opin-
Q: Do you think that the campus
student body has shown ade-
quate interest in SGC?
A: Historically the student body
at large has not been interested
in student government at Mi-
chigan. Every effort should be
made to make the council im-
portant on this campus. It is
a good chance for the student
to practice the rights and re-
sponsibilities he will have as a
citizen. The president and oth-
er members of the administra-


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Council does not, have to de-
vote its efforts to fund-raising
Q: Is the Council using the po-
tentiality and power given to
A: SGC has used its power very
carefullysthus far. The Coun-
cil should feel its way along and
not move too quickly. The ori-

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