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~4r £k~ian &di
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 all reprints.
Chance Now For 'Liberalizing'
Women's Hours Plan
SOMEONE has yet to come up with an accep- in order to alter University policies, it would be
table and effective plan for modifying well to consider this progress-slight though
women's hours. it may seem-a step toward further liberali-
Michigan men complain about them bitterly, zation of curfews.
and the women have almost as many gripes.
One of the most frequently heard statements THE basic consideration, and one that has
is, "They ought to be completely abolished!" definitely been neglected by those attempt-
Actually there seems to be no reason for saying ing to arrive at a solution to the problem, is
to college women, in essence, "You must be in that the situation faced by the larger dormi-
by a certain time or there will be dire conse- tories is entirely different from that of smaller
quences." units.
It is a Fairy Godmother to Cinderella sort The handling of late permissions now grant-
of thing where the University is doing the ed to women in certain activities varies in pro-
"right thing" for its students. Portion to the size of the residence. In sorori-
It has often been said, half jestingly and half ties and league houses, the student has a special
truthfully, that the reason women are given key which she takes on the nights she is to have
curfews is to make sure that the men get in a late permission. In dorms, a house director
at a reasonable hour, but this has never really waits up for the student. In addition, the
been an important issue in the problem, women themselves, close the house in sorority
and League houses.
"F COURSE the question of the maturity of Each woman living in University housing
the college woman is brought up time and should be making it her business to offer con-
time again, yet this is really not a valid con- structive criticism of the plan. At least now
sideration either, since it varies so from one there is some chance to get action instead of
individual to another. However, a system unproductive chatter.
could conceivably exist in which there is a -JANET REARICK
graduation of late permissions dependent upon
class standing.
Most of the women, however, do not feel Clark Griffith -He
that it would be right to completely abolishp
women's -hours. The results of a questionnaire M hst nave Been Proud
filled out last spring indicated that a slim ma-
jority of the women on campus were in favor PIONEERING in any area can be a difficult
of the present system of hours, and the num- and troublesome business.
ber of late permissions during a semester. In baseball it wasn't much different. When
This could easily raise the question as to Clark Griffith first entered the game in 1887,
whether the present system would not be ac- there were no 50,000 capacity stadiums or a
ceptable with a revision affecting only a small World Series seen by millions all over the
minority of the students; or whether the world.
apathy of which the students are so often Beginning as a 17-year-old pitcher, Griffith
accused and usually deny exists here also. grew up with the game. In 1901 he helped
Yet the complaints continue. form the American League, then began to build
it to meet the challenge of the older National
THIS week house directors and Judiciary League. In 1920 he bought control of the
members held a workshop to study a pro- Washington Nationals baseball team in which
posed plan of alloting a certain number of his family still owns controlling interest.
automatic late permissions to each woman dur- It was Griffith who introduced the President
ing the semester. The plan calls for a maxi- of the United States to the game. In 1912 he
mum of six late permissions to be taken on any convinced President William Howard Taft to
night from Sunday through Thursday, and to throw out the ceremonial first ball at the open-
be signed for in advance. ing game.
As the plan now exists, the house mother, or Through the Twenties and Thirties he fought
a resident assistant would have to stay up late for the "dignity" of the game, and during the
to close the house each night of the week-- second World War, for its maintenance.
and perhaps for only one or two students. At the age of 85, Clark Griffith died Thurs-
This is probably to be the major objection day.
to the plan. Looking at the esteem of the national sport
At any rate, the idea will go back to the today, and recalling the foundation he helped
various housing units for discussion and will set from 1887 on, he must have been a proud
enter a trial period next spring. But with such man.
an immense maze of red tape that must be cut --MF.
, Murry Frymer
k, :> tOnly One Solution in Israel

"How Are We Doing?
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M1. 4.

Has UN Helped Peace Prospects?

"Court Martial." the latest of-
fering at the Orpheum, is a film.
which explores in great detail the
workings of military courts of law
in Great Britain. If you are fas-
cinated by such highly specialized
subjects you will find this movie
an educational boon.
If, on the other hand, you wish
a good story and sound drama,
you will be sorely disappointed.
"Court Martial" is loaded with
hot and heavy histrionics and it
moves at an incredibly slow pace.
It is about the trial of a British
army officer who is accused of
taking army funds to pay his fam-
ily's debts. There is no doubt in
anyone's mind that the officer did
take the funds.
BUT THE question raised is
whether he did so fraudulently,
since he claims he warned the pro-
per authorities that he was going
to take the money-money which
was owed to him. The legal prin-
ciple involved here is interesting
to muse upon, but not enough to
sustain the audience'soattention.
A little dramatic tension is cre-
ated by the trial scenes, but each
time the court takes a recess, so
does the audience's interest.
The big trouble with this movie
is that it has so very little to say
about the people it deals with.
They are introduced as types -
the men with chests full of shiny
medals and the women with stiff
upper British lips-and they stay
that way.
* - * * '
NEVER ARE they revealed as
individuals. They move sluggish-
ly, stuffily through the picture,
stopping every now and then to
pose and make some intensely
emotional speech. They shout,
sneer, and moan in so over-
wrought a manner as to resemble
the common television soap, opera.
David Niven, as the young offi-
cer, and Margaret Leighton, as his
distraught young wife, handle their
uninspiring lines about as well as
anybody could. It is a pity that
two such fine talents as theirs
should be wasted on such a dull
-Phil Breen
to the
(Letters must be signed and limited
to 300 words. The Daily reserves the
right to edit or withhold any letter.)
For Wide, Open Spaces
To the Editor:
AS AN incoming freshman I have
been subjected to the many
shortcomings of a large Univer-
sity. Some of these are "so-called"
traditions, much to my surprise.
The particular case I am con-
cerned with is the congestion in
the Mason Hall lobby between
classes. This is probably the poor-
est example of college life I have
witnessed in my short stay here;

one of the most disgusting sights
presented to the new student.
The lobby is not only blocked
for passage but those crude people
who congregate there are so loud
and boisterous that it is impossible
to think or even to hear oneself
The only solution for this prob-
lem is to take these insipid indi-
dividuals and to build for them a
structure suitable to their nature
-a pig's sty. Then this obnoxious
herd may gpssip, yell, shriek, and
do whatever else pleases them to
their heart's content. I know I
sound rash but I am, as I imagine
other students on this campus also
-Harrison Baruch, '59

IF OFFERING no solution, the Thursday de-
bate between Israeli and Arab points of
view did manage to hit on the problem pretty
In a nutshell, it's the matter of existence.
Israel maintains that it has the right to exist
in the Middle East, the Arab states insist that
it does not. That's it, and all the recent con-
flict over Czech arms to Egypt, the blocking of
the Suez canal, Israeli raids over the Arab bor-
der--all of it stems directly from this basic
Israel, to justify its position, points to the
United Nations decision which divided Pales-
tine and set up the new state. And although
most Israelis feel that this is all the justifica-
tion needed, others will go back into the his-
tory of the twelve Hebrew tribes, and their
settling of Palestine, even before the Arabs
settled on its Mediterranian border.
'THE ARAB position, on the other hand, states
that the United Nations action was not le-
gal, or at least was not fair since it was done
without the consultation of the 1948 inhabi-
tants of the mostly Arab area. And they ques-
tion whether the claims of King David thou-
sands of years ago are of any legitimacy today.
And then there's the Balfour Declaration. "It
gives us a claim," say the Israelis.
"It was high-pressure Zionism," say the
What is evident from all this is that the
problem that existed in 1948 was certainly not
settled either by the UN or the Arab-Israeli
war. If the Israelis won the right of existence
in that war, it was only existence pro tem.
"There is no room in the Middle East for the
state of Israel" is the Arab declaration, and its
a declaration that can't be compromised. You

Israel may strike now in "preventive war"
before the Arabs can increase their military '
buildup: This is especially true if Premier
Moshe Sharett can't convince Western powers
to equal Comizunist arms to Egypt with arms
to Israel.
Actually the West is not at all anxious to
alienate the Arab states, mainly for fear of a
Communist stronghold in the Middle East. Such
a stronghold would tend to cancel out the ad-
vantages of the present pro-West Baghdad
alliance in the area and create a serious trouble
T HE only other solution, and probably the
only chance of a peaceful one, would put
the problem back where it started, in the United
If the organization of nations is to set up
a ruling and have it mean something, it must
somehow reconcile both parties to it. If it
can't, perhaps a new solution is needed. At
least .the two parties involved should not be
left to fight out the decision on the basis of
Israel wants the solution which led to the
present status quo. The Arabs want a return
to the "state" of Palestine with the inhabitants
left to choose their own government, probably
Arab because of the population majority.
Whichever side is deemed right by the United
Nations, the decision must be accepted by the
other, or face the "might" of the entire UN
instead of only the winning claimant.
AS OF THE present, the state of Israel ex-
ists. It exists because the United Nations
brought it into existence. If this is illegal, it is
a new matter for the UN, but the very fact of
its existence means that the statinqua should

. (EDITOR'S NOTE: Throughout the
world, peoples haveebeen celebrating
United Nations Week the past six
days. Prof. Philip Taylor, of the
political science department here an-
swers pertinent questions concerning
the UN.)
Daily staff Writer
THIRTY-SIX years ago the
League of Nations was born,
and only ten years have passed
since its successor, the United Na-
tions first met in San Francisco.
Ten years after the League's be-
ginning, most Americans were
looking at the world through rose-
colored glasses, totally unconscious
that the disastrous events leading
up to World War II were then be-
ing precipitated.
Now, after an equal period of
UN operation, are the prospects
for peace any different from those
in 1929?
What changes in world politi-
cal atmosphere have taken place
and what is their significance as
related to international organiza-
Prof. Philip B. Taylor of the
political science department here
gives his views on these vital is-
* * *
Q: What international circum-
stances have taken place since the
League which would have bearing
upon the operation of the UN?
A: When talking of a body of
this kind, let us first remember-
that success or failure in achiev-
ing its goal depends not primarily
upon the structural or legal setup,
but upon political considerations
of the time. Not legal phraseolo-
gy, but the willingness of the mem-
ber nations to maintain peace,
then, is the prime contributing
factor to success of an organiza-
tion such as the League or the
United Nations.
The circumstances which have
developed during the time of the
UN are quite different from those
which occurred ipi the period of
the League. Though the League
met with moderate success, no
great challenge was made to the
status quo that existed after the
First World War.
On the other hand, only recently
we have witnessed events such as
Korea, Indochina, the Albanian-
Yugoslavian attack on Greece and
the Chiang Kai-shek issue-all of
which could very well have pre-
cipitated war, but due to lack of
proper circumstances have not.
Now, as opposed to the 1917-18
period, the public for the most part
realizes that war cannot be won.
It is both ironic and true to say
that the atomic bomb has done
a lot for international organization
and peace.
Q: How would you compare
membership composition of the
two bodies and its effect?
A: At the time of the establish-
ment of the League, France did
not view the purposes of interna-
tional organization any too altru-
istically and the United States re-

-Daily-Glenn Kopp
... "UN is a necessity"
in effectiveness of organization
from the United State's abisence in
the League and Red China's ab-
sence from the UN?
A: No. The two situations are
marked with several differences.
Where it was vital that the Unit-
ed States join the League, it was
not vital that Communist China
be admitted to the UN. While the
United States did not want to
Join the League even though ask-
ed, Red .China desires UN mem-
bership although the body has
not yet conceded her right to such
Along this line, I might add it
is entirely up to the United States
now whether Red China gains ad-
mittance. I think there is little
doubt that she will eventually be-
come a UN member.
Q: What differences do you see
between the two bodies in means
of meeting aggression?
A: None. Neither body has pos-
sessed the power of successfully
overcoming armed aggression. In-
ternational aggression calls for
more than the mere police force
which the UN charter provides.
However, this is not to say that.
the power to meet and stop ag-
gression may not develop. As I
see it, there will be an eventual
"pairing" of the United States and
Russia. on the question of willing-
ness to use violence, thereby en-
abling debate to proceed on other
matters of less political signifi-
cance. In other words ,the two
countries will simply agree that
they disagree on this matter and
discussion will stop.
Q: What do you mean by
' A: Pairing is what takes place
when, for instance, a Republican
and Democratic member of Con-
gress have announced opposite
stands on some particular issue
and then are absent from voting
for some reasonsTheir votes can-
cel each other out.
I think eventuially we will se

United Nations, as compared to
the League?
A:, Undoubtedly, the specialized
agencies as typified by the techni-
cal aid programs. In the field of
technical assistance, the UN has
produced astounding results, far
beyond anything the League was
able to do.
Particularly amazing is the fact
that these programs have been
carried out with relatively small
cash expenditure. Recently a
penicillin plant was built in In-
dia through UN assistance. Outside
of the technicians and a few ma-
chines made only in this country,
the Indian government supplied
all the necessities. This points up
the reason for the deserved in-
creases in budget and staff which
these agencies are now getting."
* .* * '
Q: Do you*see evidence in the
United Nations of any of the dis-
integrating factors of the League?
A: Certainly all of the factors
which caused the League to break
up are still with us today. Some
may have, been covered up to
some extent, but they are all po-
tential dangers to the UN.
.One problem that always has
plagued this country is the fact
that American foreign policy is
sensitive to public opinion, and
though we may have policy ex-
perts, they must either convince
the people of the wisdom of their
opinions or risk their jobs. Cer-
tainly they may lead opinion, but
they can go little farther than
where the citizens are willing to
The United Nations has more
chance for success today than did
its predecessor 26 years ago, if only
for the fact that the people have
changed their views toward in-
ternational organization. If the
people want the UN to work, its
legal structure will work.
Since the potentiality for evil is
greater than ever today,,we have
to be equal to the task of preserv-
ing world peace. I think the peo-
ple know the United Nations is a
necessity, regardless of the voci-
ferousness of its opposition.

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for the Sunday edition must be in
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General Notices
Meeting of the University Staf,
General staff meeting at 4:15 p.m.,
Mon., Oct. 31, in Rackham Lecture
Hall. President Hatcher and the vice-
Presidents will discuss the state of the
University. All members of the Un-
versity staff, academic and non-aca-
demic, are invited.
Social Science Research Council fel1
lowships and grants to be offered in
1956: Research Training Fellowships;
Undergraduate Research Stipends; Fac-
ulty Research Fellowships; Grants-In-
Aid of Research; special grants for
projects in History of American Mili-
tary Policy, Slavic and East European
Studies, and research on state politics;
Summer Research Training Institutes.
Available to citizens of the United
States and canada. Applications due
early in Jan. Further information in
office of the Graduate School. Appli-
cation blanks may be obtained from
the Social Research ,Council, 726 Jack-
son Place N.W., Washington 6, D. C.
Late Permission: Because of the
Homecoming Dance, all women students
will have a 1:30 late permission on Sat
Oct. 29. Women's residences will be
open until 1:25 a.m.
Disciplinary action in cases of student
misconduct: At meetings held on Oct.
5, 11 and 18, cases involving thirty-one
students were heard by the Joint Judi-
ciary Council. In all cases the action
was approved by the University Sub-
Committee on Discipline.
violation of state laws and city ordi-
nances relating tonthe purchase, sal
and use of intoxicants:
Consumption of intoicants in viola-
tion of state law (drinking in a vehicle).
One student fined $10.
Consumption of intoxicants as a
minor, contrary to state law, driving
after drinking. One student fined $10
(a court fine was taken into account).
Consumption of intoxicants as a
minor and bringing disgrace to the
University. One student fined $10.
Consumption of intoxicants in viola-
tion of state law and assisted In taking
flags from Huron Golf Course. One
student fined $10.
Consumption of intoxicants as a
minor in student quarters. One student
fined $10.
Conduct unbecoming a student -
drinking intoxicants as minors in viola.
tion of state law and possession of in-
toxicants in a motor vehicle. Two.
students fined $5.00 and one student
fined $10 (driver).
Conduct unbecoming a student --
drinking in student quarters in com-
pany of unchaperoned women. Two
students fined $15 each (no court
Conduct unbecoming a student --
guilty of drinking in student quarters,
providing place for minors to drink at
an unchaperoned party. One student
fined $15.
Conduct unbecoming a student -
supplied intoxicants to a minor-on
student fined $10 which was suspended
in view of the fact that he is self-
supporting and court costs were levied.
Conduct unbecoming a student -,
guilty of drinking as a minor, disturb-
ing peace, drinking on University pro.
erty-one student fined $10.
Conduct unbecoming a student -
drinking as a minor, supplying minors
with both intoxicants and place to
drink-one student fined $20..
conduct unbecoming a student -
drinking as a minor in student quar.
ters, appearing intoxicated in a public
place-one student fined $15 (second
offense)-court fine and cots were
taken into account.)
Conduct unbecoming a student -
guilty of driving after drinking -- vio.
lating student drivers permit. One
student fined $10.
Conduct unbecoming a student -
drinking as minors on University prop.
erty-five students fined $10 each.

Conduct unbecoming a student .m
drinkingas a minor 'in student quar-
ters, purchased intoxicants as a minor,
supplying intoxicants to minors. One
student fined $20.
Conduct unbecoming a student -
supplying intoxicants to minors-one
student fined $15 with $10 suspended
due to the fact that he is self-support-
Conduct unbecoming a student
drinking as a minor-supplying minors
with both Intoxicants and a place to
drink-one student fined $20.
Conduct unbecoming a student -
drinking as a minor at an unchaperoned
party in student quarters-supplying
place for minors to drink--one student
fined $20.
Conduct unbecoming a student -.
drinking as a minor in student resi-
dence-one student fined $10.
Conduct unbecoming a student -"
drinking intoxicants as a minor in
student residence--one student fined
$5 and two nights' social probation.
Conduct unbecoming a student--
taking flags from Huron Golf couse--
second violation-one student fined $25
with $10 suspended.
Conduct unbecoming a student -
supplied false information for I.D. Card
-one student fined $10.
Conduct unbecoming a student --
readmitted to University on probation.
ary basis-violated University driving
regulations. One student fined $10.
Conduct unbecoming a student -.
accessory to driving down diag in a car.
Lecture-"The Intra-cellular Growth
of Bacteriaphage" by Dr. A. D. Her-
shey, Carnegie Institution of Washing-
ton, Co-sponsored by the Dept. of
Bacteriology and the Michigan Society
of American Bacteriologists. Mon., Oct.
31, 8:00 p.m., Rackham Bldg.
Robert Noehren, University Organist,
will perform the final program in the




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