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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 all reprints.
Speed Laws Effective-Partly
"SLOW down and live longer" the signs read. ably realizes it is the most radical measure he
Drop the speed limit, and reduce fatality could put through the legislature.
rate on roads.
This appears to be generally accepted by THE most advanced solution to the problem
traffic and state officials, and most citizens as of highway safety is being worked out in
well. Under this prescription Governor G. Pennsylvania, where the Turnpike stretches
Mennen Williams, and state legislators have from one end of the state to the other.
put the right foot forward by asking for a 55- Here flashing red signs indicate the speed
mile-per-hour limit at night, and 65 mph for limit for the present driving conditions. They
daytime driving. change, as the weather changes. The driver
In the eyes of the nation's safety laws, the must be alert, but the chances of accident, if
move is a normal one for legislatures to take, the law is enforced, are greatly reduced.
and is a sound one.
It is obvious that the fatality rate on Michi- The human element of judgment of condi-
ga rsovioads uwastfa oteofa orton w ih hat tions has been removed to a great extent.
gan roads was far out of proportion with that Although, in comparison, Gov. Williams'
of other states of equal size. It is also obvious measure is only part of the solution, it should
that this measure, the "blanket" limit, is an prove effective in reducing the unprecedented
answer to the safety problem. high traffic toll in the state.
The question remains as to whether it is the
best answer, although Governor Williams prob- -LEW HAMBURGER
Iowa Asks:.'No Queens?'.

"Wise Gzysr'

To The Editor

A UNIVERSITY alumnus presently at the
State University of Iowa sent The Daily
the following editorial from the Daily Iowan:
"Thek University of Michigan will have no
Homecoming Queen at its Homecoming foot-
ball game with the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday.
Michigan never has a Homecoming queen. It
never has a beauty queen.
"The custom just never reached Ann Arbor,
explains a news story elsewhere on this page.
"We sympathize with University of Michigan
students. Ann Arbor must be quite an isolated
"We at SUI have a Dolphin queen who reigns
over' Homecoming and several beauty queens
each year-bless their peaches and cream com-
plexions and their silken hair, long or short,
blonde, brunette or red.
"Our queen selections are high spots of the
social year.
"SUI alumni can look at a dazzling display
of feminine beauty in the queen section of
their Hawkeye yearbook and remember some-
thing about the "good old days" which were
mighty good.

"We regret one thing. There aren't nearly
enough titles to go around to our hundreds of
coed queens. But maybe Michigan just doesn't
have queen material."
W ELL, sirs, men don't go raiding women's
dorms if there isn't some good material
around. But we don't give ourselves much
claim for that.
No, we'd rather show off some of our pro-
fessors and students, whatever their complex-
ions may be, silken hair, or no hair at all.1
And U of M alumni can look at a dazzling dis-
play of education in progress, which was part
of our alumni's "good old days" and was also
mighty good.
If you're having trouble finding new titles
for your queens, we can only sympathize, but
are sure that if you sit around thinking about
it long enough, some new idea will crop up.
And as for not having a queen to brighten
our Homecoming game, well, we prefer to let
the football team do that. They didn't do a
bad job of it, either.

£ f~

SSVW w .MMv Pur a
ore on CensoRshpE in D. C.

Not a Big Problem, But-

WITH THE increased number of pedestrians
and bicyclists presently on campus, a day
rarely passes without a minor collision between
a walker and a rider, particularly on the
Nobody gets hurt In these slight accidents,
no great damage is done, not even much time
is lost-but they become rather annoying to
the walker when he gets clipped day after day.
The leisurely stroll across the campus is no
longer possible. The pedestrian has to be
constantly on the alert to avoid stepping into
the path of a bike quietly coming from the
rear. To the front, more peril comes from the
cyclist weaving in and out in an effort to
bypass the students streaming to and from

class. The walker never quite knows which
way to go to get out of the way.
This being a situation affecting a major
portion of the University community, the Stu-
dent Government Council might concern itself
with solving the problem. By prohibiting bicycle
riding within the central campus and desig-
nating parking sites on the outer edges of the
block, congestion in this area would be relieved.
Elsewhere on campus, the cyclist should be
required to operate his vehicle in the street
and leave the sidewalk to the pedestrian for
whom it was intended.
This isn't a big problem, admittedly, but with
twenty thousand plus of us crowded into this
small community, even small improvements go
a long way in making life more pleasant.
- I

HERE are further examples of
how difficult it is for the press
or the public to get the truth out
of Washington these days.
Despite President Eisenhower's
statement that the American peo-
ple were to get every scrap of in-
formation about government which
did not endanger the nation's safe-
ty, the Pentagon has become more
secretive--if not deceptive-than
When the Defense Department
issued a list of defense contracts,
it deliberately omitted General
Motors contracts. Secretary of
Defense Charles E. Wilson, of
course, is former head of General
Motors, and contracts to his com-
pany have leaped ahead since he
came to the Pentagon. The Sen-
ate Preparedness Committee fin-
ally caught the omission of Gen-
eral Motors' name.
* * * -
ON TOP of this, the Pentagon
has again locked the stable door
after the horse was stolen by
restricting a list of American ov-
erseas bases, even though the list
had already been widely circulat-
The Communists already know
where these bases are. And the
list was previously given to news-

men without any restrictions. But
the other day, Karl Honoman, De-
puty Assistant Secretary of De-
fense for Public Relations, called
in the list and stamped it classi-
As a result, newsmen who got
the list before it was stamped
can keep on publishing it, while
those who got it after being stamp-
ed, can't.
LIKE TAKING candy from a
baby, 15 big chocolate manufac-
turers have been taking butter
from Secretary Benson's Commod-
ity Credit Corporation - at the
fantastic bargain price of-25 cents
a pound.
What this amounts to is a Bran-
nan Plan for candy manufactur-
ers. Though Eisenhower called
the Brannan Plan "moral bank-
ruptcy" during his election cam-
paign, his Administration has now
adopted the Brannan Plan for
wool-sometimes called the Bran-
nan Plan in sheep's clothing.
What the Brannan Plan amounts
to is letting the price of farm pro-
ducts fall to their natural level,
giving the housewife the benefit
of this decrease, then paying the
farmer a subsidy to make up for
his loss. In the Brannan Plan
for chocolate, the only difference

is that the candy manufacturers
get the benefit, not the candy-
consuming public.
ALREADY 3,390,750 pounds of
salted creamery butter have mov-
ed out of Commodity Credit ware-
houses under this program. Cost
to taxpayers is over $1,000,000.
This is because Commodity Credit
has been paying 58.25 cents a
pound for butter,'now being sold
for 25 cents.
This candy giveaway has no re-
lation to CC's famous cheese and
butter "sell-back" of last year.
That one involved profits over
$2,000,000 earned by cheese deal-
ers, and $279,949 earned by but-
ter dealers. They sold the com-
modities to Uncle Sam before the
price support level fell from 90
to 75 per cent. of parity, then
bought them back at a cheaper
price a month later. The cheese
and butter never left the dealers'
warehouses. 4"
The candy concession involves
ordinary sales of butter, but at
a giveaway price. It was formu-
lated after the candy-makers vis-
ited the Agriculture Department
to complain that imported cocoa
butter, important in chocolate
making, was too high.
Copyright, 1955, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.

Reds in 'Show Biz' ...
To the Editor:
IN a recent issue of The Daily
Mr. Pete 'folk singer' Seeger
was quoted as deploring the Aug-
ust hearings on Communist infil-
tration into the entertainment bus-
iriess. Seeger's opposition to the
hearings is no doubt sincere, his
motives, however, are open to ques-
tion. I happened to be in New
York during the hearings and took
the opportunity to view them at
first hand. It was a sickening but
highly educational experience.
Nearly all of the witnesses took
refuge in the Constitutional pro-
tections which Communism is
pledged to destroy. Many of the
witnesses m a d e rabblerousing
speeches filled with patriotic slo-
gans and epithets like "witch
hunting," "McCarthyism," and so
on ad nauseaum. Arrogance and
insolence filled much of the testi-
mony. Whenever a witness reviled
a committee member the carefully
planted pro - Communist claque
would guffaw or cheer wildly. Not
all of the witnesses were sullen
and hostile. Mr. Pete Seeger, for
example, was deliberately playful
and continually responded to ques-
tions about his front activity with
an offer to play his banjo. The
claque howled in glee and the hear-
ings were in danger of becoming
a joke.
Probably the only thing which
foiled this Communist strategy was
the unexpected appearance at the
hearings of Mr. Bernard Baruch.
To the consternation of the
'Worker' Mr. Baruch publicly
praised both the aims and the
procedures of the committee. He
rightly observed that Communist
use of entertainment media con-
stitutes a serious threat to the
nation. The damage done by one
entertainer alone, Paul Robeson,
confirms that opinion. As might
be expected, the 'Worker' describ-
ed the eminent elder statesman as
a senile. fool who spends most of
his time fiddling with a hearing
aid or picking his nose. Fortun-
ately it takes more than this kind
of vitriol to silence a man with
the guts of a Barney Baruch.
From beginning to end the hear-
ings and the Communist counter-
attack provided a fascinating in-
sight into this particular aspect of
the- cold war. Mr. Seeger's be-
havior left little doubt as to where
his sympathies lie. He has very
little to. be proud 'of.
-Paul H. Johnson, Grad.
Suggestion .* *
To the Editor:
AY I suggest that The Daily
would be performing a real
service to the married students on
the campus if it would investigate
the married students' housing on
North Campus. There is a rumor
to the effect that of the 100 units
now completed, 50 units are oc-
cupied by Internal Revenue Ser-
vice men here for training in Bus.
Ad. School. These men are living
two or three to a unit and are
not accompanied by their wives.
Students newly \married and
without a full-time job find it far
more difficult to afford the prices
demanded by most Ann Arbor
landlords than men who have full
time jobs already, who are here
for only a short time and who I
suspect get some kind of per-diem
living allowance from the govern-
Didthe University have to bribe
the government with these quart-
ers to obtain a contract to teach
them? How many times I've been
told it's a privilege to go to school
here. Also, Michigan men are sup-
posed to have priority in these
quarters. Are all these men from

--G. S. Ferguson, '57
'Heed the Call'..-
To the Editor:
S A newcomer to the Michigan
campus, I have been much
impressed with the "Letters to the
by Dick Bibler
~ ~'j'~t
E ?

Editors" column of The Daily, es-
pecially as a sounding board for
points of vital signifigance.
However, it has come to my at-
tention that something must be
done. This condition has not gone
unnoticed by many members of
student body, faculty, and staff.
This condition, if left unattended,
will gravely undermine the morale
of everybody, and perhaps lead to
moral dissension, culminating in
violent rioting reminiscent of the
worst excess of the French Revolu-
Let us, therefore, strike now
while the iron is hot, and not cross
the bridge when we come to It.
Gentlemen, the situation has
thrust itself upon us in all its ugly
ominence. Heed the call to arms
before we are plunged into a sea
of destruction. Let us cover this
Achilles' heel with the durable
leather of moral rearmament.
-Emmett D. Graybill, Jr., '58L
THE Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of the University
of Michigan for which the Michigan
Daily assumes no editorial responsi-
bility. Notices should be sent in
TYPEWRITTEN form to Room 3553
Administration Building before 2 p.m.
the day preceding publication. Notices
for the Sunday edition must be in
by 2 p.m. Friday.
General Notices
Meeting of the University Staff;
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 Uni-
versity staff, academic and non-aca-
demic, are invited.
Science Research Club. Pckhan
Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Nov.
1. "Effect of Radiation on Chemical
Reactions," Joseph J. Martin-Chemical
& Metallurgical Engineering; "Diagnos-
ing Malfunction of the Salivary
Glands," Irving M. Blatt, Otolaryngol-
ogy. Election of new members. Dues
for 1955-56 accepted after 7:10 p.m.
Exhibitions, Museum of Art, Alumni
Memorial Hall:
20th Century Painting and Sculpture
from the Winston Collection. Oct. 30
through Nov. 27, 1955.
Major Work in Minor Scale. Nov. 1
through Nov. 22, 1955. Hours: 9-5 week-
days, 2-5 Sundays. The public is in-
Medieval Society meeting has been
changed to Thurs., Nov. 3, at 7:45
p.m. in the Michigan Room, League.
Prof. Palmer A. Throop will give an
informal talk on "Courtly Love." Mem-
bers and graduate students invited.
Special Lecture: Prof. H. . Hartley,
of Iowa State College, will speak on
"Two-way Stratification" Wed., Nov.
2, at 4:00 p.m., in Room 3011 A.H.
Organ Recital by Robert Noehren,
University Organist, 4:15 p.m. today,
concluding the first group of four re-
citals of music for the organ by Johann
Sebastian Bach. Open to the general
public without charge.
Stanley Quartet Concert, first program
Tues., Nov. 1, 8:30 p.m., Rackham Lec-
ture Hall.
Academic Notices
Mathematics Colloquium: Tues., Nov.
1, at 4:10 p.m., in Room 3011 A.H.
Prof. J. G. Wendel will speak on "Ab-
stract Application of Measure Con-
volutions." Tea and coffee will be
served at 3:45 in 3212 A.H.
Doctoral Examination for Warren
Orice Yates, Linguistics; thesis: "A
Descriptive Study of the Structura

Features Indicating 'Plurality' in the
German Noun as Exemplified in Thomas
Mann's Novel Der Zauberberg," Mon.,
Oct. 31, East Council Room, Rackham
Bldg., at 7:30 p.m. Chairman, Hans
Events Today
Free films, Museums Bldg., 4th floor
exhibit hall. "The Middle East and
Pakistan." Oct. 25-31. Daily at 3:00
and 4:00 p.m., including Sat. and Sun.,
with extra showing Wed, at 12:30.
Placement Notices
This is to remind students that Tues-
day, Nov. 1, is the last day that regis-
tration blanks may be taken out from
the Bureau of Appointments. No blanks
will be given out in November after
that date. Students who have blanks
out are reminded that these blanks are
due back in this office fifteen days
from the date they were taken.
For blanks and for registration infor-
mation contact the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 3528 Administration Bldg., Ext.
371, during the hours 9-12 or 2-4.
Representatives from the following
will be at the Engrg. School:
Thurs., Nov. 3i,
Beech Aircraft Corp., Wichita, Kan.-
B.S. & M.S. in Aero., Mech. & Elect.
for Design, Stress Analysis, Aerodynam-
ics & Test.
Landis Tool Co., Waynesboro, Penn.-
all levels of Mech. .h foes le.ign & Sales%.n




Some Boyhood.Reminiscence

More Allen Now; Advertising, Too

Associated Press News Analyst
A TEXAS boy recently wrote the Roanoke,
Va., police department about some un-
claimed bicycles.
There wasn't any chance for bicycles in his
family, he said, and here he was, 9 years old,
with a brother 12, and a sister, 13, and a baby,
3. The response was thriee new bicycles and a
How would you like to be 9 years old, and
waiting for your first bicycle?
After Jerry Wayne heard what was coming,
his mother said, he would wake up at night
anct inquire if he was still only dreaming.
WHEN I began to dream about a bicycle, my
family was much better off than Jerry
Wayne's. But my father was building a new
place to replace the huge old house he had
rented for his school, and everything except
eating money went into that.
I got badly needed clothing for birthdays and
Christmas, and books. My mother saw that
we were never short of books. I don't ever
recall having a "store" toy, although a vast
amount. of family do-it-yourself ingenuity went
into our entertainment.
Editorial Staff
Dave Baad .. ............. Managing Editor
Jim Dygert...........................C ity Editor
Murry Frymer .............Editorial Director
Debra Durchslag ........... Magazine Editor
David Kaplan....................... Feature Editor
Jane Howard ......................... Associate Editor

We had a good time, the kids that gathered
'round, and mostly didn't miss what we didn't
have. But I sure did want a bicycle.
MADE a little chance selling the surplus
from the family garden, and milk from the
cow or two or three we always kept. I argued
I could increase the business if I could extend
my route with a bicycle. Nothing doing. The
family's general welfare came first.
Then I got a break, after perhaps two years
of yearning. An older boarding student at the
new school had left a well-worn bicycle at a
former boarding place. He would sell cheap.
But he still wanted more than I could dream
of. I made a deal with my father abot my
future share of garden and cow products, and
went for the wheel.
Its tires were shiny, flat and rotten. Some-
how I managed new ones. Its handlebars
were high and old-fashioned, like the Euro-
peans used. Its pedals were of serrated metal,
so that a man's booted foot would not slip,
but were almost non-negotiable for a bare-
foot boy. Rventually I got rubber.
IT HAD a coaster brake, but not a very good
one, and the gear ratio was too low to keep
up, except by the excess energy which I ap-
plied, with the newer wheels of my friends.
But that day I became a centaur.
The lickings I had had and would get again,
the burrs on which I stepped, the cow that
flicked her wet tail in my face when I tried to
milk her, the learning which my schoolteacher
parents and aunts tried to force upon me-
nothing made any difference.
The sun cast a golden glow upon all of life.

THIS morning various sections
+of the country changed from
Daylight Savings Time to Stand-
ard Time. Although Ann Arbor has
been on Standard Time all through
the summer, nevertheless our tele-
vewing habits will *be altered by
the changes in New .York, Chi-
cago, Los Angeles, etc. From now
on all network television shows
will be seen an hour later.
The only major program change
due to the time change is the
lengthening of Steve Allen's "To-
night." Now, instead of seeing
ten minutes of entertainment and
twenty minutes of commercials,
we can see thirty minutes of en-
tertainment and a full hour of
* * *
fans certainly should be indebted
to Jack Drees and Francis Wallace
for their description of the Michi-
gan-Minnesota game on CBS Tele-
vision last Saturday.
You would expect some partial-
ity from an announcer who is
reporting a professional athletic
event where he is being paid in
part by the professional team. You
might even allow a little partiality
when a college event is being re-
ported on a local college campus.
But last Saturday's game was tele-
cast to Chicago, Detroit and other
Midwestern cities which are not
predominantly Minnesota-consci-
Yet Drees and Wallace acted as
if they owed their success to

same format as our "Hit Parade"
but is an improvement on the
original American version.
They invite a few recording stars
who have top records to appear on
the show each week, thus giving
the viewers not only the top songs
but performances by the same
singers who made them hits.
Because of other commitments
it would not be possible to get all
of the performers who have the
top records to appear on any one
show every week. But Canada has
at least made an attempt to pre-
sent the top tunes as they should
be sung.
The American viewers, it seems,
are contented to hear Dorothy
Collins sing "Rock Around The
Clock," Snooky Lanson sing "Sev-
enteen" and the Hit Paraders
dance to "Love is a Many Splen-
dored Thing," for the ratings in-
dicate that "Parade" is one of the
most watched shows.
* * *
TV TROUBLES: Add Phil Sil-
vers to the list of people who are
not satisfied with their filmed
shows. Silvers, after screening the
first few films of his new show
"You'll Never Get Rich," thought
the laughter on the soundtrack
sounded dubbed-in and was too
loud in certain parts.
He later learned that in order to
cut out come audience response he
also has to cut out some of the
lines of the script. So he has de-
cided to let the first few films
remain uncut, but will make sure

there will be a great array of stars
divided up between "The Ed Sulli-
van Show" (8 p.m.-CBS) and the
"Variety Hour" (8 p.m.-NBC).
Sullivan presents Eddie Fisher,
Orson Bean, Marion Marlowe, Dick
Shawn and David Whitfield. At
the same time the "Variety Hour"
will present Merle Oberon, Bob
Cummings, Spike Jones, Jack
Webb, Ben Alexander, Maria Al-
berghetti and Billy Daniels.
There will be a lot of dial flip-j
ping tonight.
-Larry Einhorn






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