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Sixty-Sixth Year

'You Can't Tell What Might Come Out Of Those Things'

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.
Ford Motors: The Decline
And Fall of An Empire
BUSINESS and financial circles recently ex- Apparently everything was running smoothly
changed a knowing smile as an announce- until 1952 and 1953 when Ford sales started
ment came that Ford Motor Car Company stock slipping. Henry Ford II took over the company
would be offered for public sale in January. and completed a thorough reshuffling and re-
A company that has assets of more than $2 organization. He developed a first-rate com-
billion dollars and remains a private corpora- pany, both administratively and productively.
tion is a rarity in this age of public corporate tively.
ownership. Yet until this announcement, the
Ford family, and the semi-independent Ford WITH ITS 1956 models, the Ford Motor Car
Foundation, has owned all Company stock. Company and its Lincoln, Mercury and
With the present stock sale the foundation Continental, Divisions, hope to recap the lead
will still hold non-voting stock so that its in car sales.
World-wide beneficial projects may still be It is not realistic to believe that the stock
financed. Three types of stock will be issued sale is merely a gimmick for sales promotion.
and they will have the same interests per share It is not a gimmick for the 1956 models but for
in earnings and assests but will vary as to the Company itself.
voting rights. Public ownership is public indentification.
There are now 3,322,395 shares of nonvoting Now that Ford is going to join the more than
"A" stock. Of these, 3,089,908 shares are owned 1,100 other corporations whose securities are
by the Foundation, 190,347 shares are owned listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the
by the Ford family and family interests, and public is more likely to support something that
42,140 are owned by 108 key employees, belongs to the people rather than to a small
group of individuals.
UNDER THE new plan each share of this The family corporation has all but died out
h A stock will bee for 15 new of the American scene. The Ford dynasty is the
shares. Foundation stock will become nonvot- last to go. Perhaps there will still be the feeling
ing stock and family stock will still be voting of an "Empire" after the stock is sold for an
sto ck . e ti a te m p 0 r $ af hr e O rk as tdr e
Whatthi al bols ownto s tat he om-estimated $60 or $70 a share. Or perhaps there
What this all boils down to is that the Coi- will be the impersonal feeling that is associated
pany is spreading its money over its empire with other on-the-market corporations.
and letting the public finally become part
owner of the "Emperor of Fairlane's" coffers. In any case the Company which has pion-
After a 52-year history as one of the leaders eeredtin employee benefits and automotive in-
in the automobile field, there must 'be some ventiveness will no longer be the personal bank
reason or explanation for the company's account of the select who have inherited the
action which is likely to create a global de- harvest of a genius' fruitful mind.
mand. Gone is the Henry .Ford who thought a per-
Henry Ford Sr. started with $28,000, a few sonal visit to the Kaiser would stop World
friends and an idea. He had built this- idea War I. Gone also is the Model T car. And fin-
into an empire before he died in 1947 and left ally, a bit behind schedule, gone is the grasp
the Company in the hands of his son Edsel. of the money-men whose ancestors once owned
The company was receiving government con- a city.
tracts during the war and at war's end was in The stock is on sale and just in time. Now Mr.
financial mismanagement. Average American can buy stock in a company
The Foundation which had been set up in starting to produce the $10,000 'dream of a
1936 "to make grants for research and the life-time'. If he can't afford the stock or the
promotion of human welfare in a broad area car there is still the knowledge that an empire
of national and world affairs," continues its is dead.
important work. -DAVE KAPLAN, Feature Editor
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Dems, GOP Hustle for '56,

WE RECEIVED the following letter from
Harriette Cohn, a sophomore here in the
Literary college. Miss Cohn, in her letter, has
included a portion of another letter, received
from former Michigan student, Patricia Stern,
who if she returns here will graduate in 1958.
Miss Cohn has written little comment on
Miss Stern's letter, except to "leave with you
the question that I am asking myself: Must
war be the incentive for living?"
Miss Cohn's letter follows:
HAD just returned from University of Il-
linois feeling just as glum as any Michigan
student might over the outcome of Saturday's
game. Then I discovered a letter in my' mail-
box which, after reading it, made me stop and
"The writer of the letter was a-student at the
University of Michigan last year, and is now
studying at the Hebrew University in Israel.
I should like to quote you part of this letter:
"'As for me-"Patti in Israel"-well it is
more than difficult to relate to you, what life
has been like here these past few days. Midst
joys, fun, and sorrow, as well as worries, I am
living and really living-not existing as I've
come to the conclusion that I've just existed
until now--never fearing real fear itself.
"'The tension here is sad and frightening.
One walks the streets and sees men gathered
in groups discussing war, gathered in groups
reading about war, and gathered in uniform
groups going to, for all they know, war.
"'My safety is secured, as is any tourist's
here, but the inhabitants live daysto day lives,

never knowing if and when that day will come.
The college kid here does not discuss the score
of the latest football game, but instead "the
edge the Jews hold over the Arabs" or visa-
"'They are all ready for war-some almost
want war, although they know that with war
and even with their victory (which they will
probably have) they will destroy that which
they love most . ., . their country.
"'Israeli life is a serious business here and
if I have (which I know I have) -condemned
the, inefficiency' of the average Israeli, I sup-
pose that I can now excuse him for he has more
to worry about than having his bus leave on
"'I spent this weekend in Tel Aviv with
relations. They sat at the radio with lonv
faces for every broadcast. It was imperative
to hear every word . . . to miss nothing. There
is a national appeal for arms now. Little kids
sell oranges for money for the guard. Little
kids train with guns rather than ride bicycles.
"'In case of war I do not yet know if I will
remain or leave. I almost feel that I would
like to remain, rather than quit my relation-
ships here and know what they are suffering.
Anyway, we hope there will not be war. That
choice will not be mine.
"'Reading this over I sound morbid, how-
ever that is what the situation is. Again I
repeat . . . I'm in no danger. The country is
what probably makes me feel worse than you
for I've grown to like this place and the people
here . . . boys and girls who are fighting to
live, and would be happy perhaps just to exist,
but can't.'" -

[HERE are some interesting con-
trasts in the backstage maneu-
vering of both political parties for
the great Grand National of 1956.
Among Republicans the maneu-
vering is sotto voice, waiting for
word from the man in Denver. The
hustle and bustle of those strenu-
ous competitive days when Bob
Taft and Tom Dewey were bidding
frantically for delegates is gone.
Over the Republican Party has
descended the quiet suspense simi-
lar to that which the Democrats
felt during the Roosevelt Admin-
istration when the Party was dom-
inated by one man and the leaders
awaited the word from him.
fully expect the word from Get-
tysburg in January will be "No,"
but there isn't much they can do
until the word comes. Some of the
palace guard, however, are still
determined that the President run
again, no matter what, and want
to backstop him with Tom Dewey
as Vice President.
Only important maneuvering
other than this is by the Nixon
forces which have finally shut up
the Vice President's chief GOP
opponent, Gov. Goody Knight;
and by the Dewey forces which are
setting up some quiet but powerful
road-blocks to stop the young man
whom Dewey helped put in the
Vice Presidency in 1952.
The Deweyites turned sour on
Nixon shortly after the $18,000 ex-
pense fund was revealed, and the ,
opposition mounted as Nixon be-

came Joe McCarthy's chief ambas-
sador at the White House.
MANENVERING in the Demo-
cratic camp today is just the op-
posite. Big political goals are at
stake and the bidding will be ter-
In the Stevenson camp, Adlai
has already picked his chief brain-
truster, Harry Ashmore, able edi-
tor of the Little Rock Gazette; is
also lining up committees in Cali-
fornia, Minnesota, Wisconsin. Or-
ganization for Adlai, completely
neglected in 1952, this time won't
go by default. Main objective of
Stevenson leaders is to sew up key
leaders in key states before Ke-
fauver or Harriman get to them
The Kefauver camp is less or-
ganized. The Tennesseean has al-
ways run his own show. Today he
sits in stocking feet, listening to
advisers tell him what he should
do, and how to do it. Then he goes
ahead and does what he wants.
The boys have been wanting
Estes to announce and begin lining
up delegates. But Estes wants to
wait. He argues that he has some
important hearings on Dixon-
Yates and juvenile delinquency. If
he announces early, then Presiden-
tial politics will get mixed up in
the hearings.
Besides, he's got some money to
"The last time we ran," he told
a friend, "we got into town and
put Nancy outside the hotel to
raise enough money to leave town.
Somehow we've got ' to do better
than that."

MEANWHILE, Stevenson forces
are dangling enticing offers in
front of the long-legged Tennes-
seean to become Adlai's Vice Presi-
dent. It would be a strong ticket;
for both men are appealing cam-
paigners. But so far Kefauver
hasn't bought, and his best friends
say he won't.
In the third Democratic camp,
Governor Harriman of New York is
handicapped by the fact that offi-
cially he's still for Stevenson. So
he can't very well go out and beat
the bushes for delegates. How-
ever, his chief political mentor,
astute Tammany leader Carmine
De Sapio, is doing a lot of it for
So far the Democratic maneu-
vering has been kept on a friendly,
even keel, but Democrats have the
reputation of being free-thinkers
and free-sluggers when the com-
petition gets really keen.
* * *
underworld czar, is trying hard to
convince authorities he has turned
over a new leaf. He spends most
of his time raising money for char-
ity. Already this year, he has col-
lected more than $250,000 for var-
ious causes. Costello is waiting for
the Supreme Court to review his
tax-evasion conviction. The high
court agreed to consider the case
on the grounds his constitutional
rights may have been infringed.
(Moscow, take note: Even racke-
teers are entitled to full protection
of the law in this country.)
(Copyright, 1955, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

P roves
HROUGHOUT its performance
Sunday evening the Cleveland
Orchestra, under the direction of
George Szell, exhibited the fine
sound that has brought it to be
rated as one of the top orchestras
of the nation.,
Undoubtedly the finest numbers
on the program were the two Mo-
zart works that opened the con-
cert, the Overture to the Marriage
of Figaro and theG minor Sym-
phony number 40. Here the strings,
which are the outstanding section
of the orchestra, were able to
show their true superiority. In
both numbers the strings display-
ed their complete mastery of piano
and forte playing and all the sub-
tle varients between these two ex-
In the G Minor Symphony Szell
kept the orchestra within the
bounds of a very refined perform-
He avoided the extreme differences
of tempo between the movements
often found in performances of
this work. The Woodwinds, es-
pecially the Bassoons, sounded very
good. All of which made this a
very appropriate rendition of Mo-
* * *
phony, with its brilliant finale,
brought the concrt to a dramatic
end. Again the string section
showed its fine ensemble. The
oboe, clarinet and bassoon played
excellently in their passages.
Strauss' Don Juan gave the
percussion section an opportunity
to show off its skill with many
interesting percussive parts. The
Horns played with excellent blend
and precision in this number. The
solo passages for violin and oboe
were nicely executed although the
violin tended to be covered by the
-Bruce Jacobson
to the.
Pat on the Back...,
To the Editor:
AS TWO of the "20 thousand"
students whom Donald Reisig
so boldly claimed to speak in his
letter criticizing Dave Baad and
Daily editorial policy, we would
like to make a few corrections.
Mr. Reisig accuses the Daily of
being "pseudo - intellectual" be-
cause its policy is "anti-Eisenhow-
er, anti-Greek, anti-big business,
and anti-Republic Party." To
equate "pseudo intellectuality with
being anti-Eisenhower etc. is to
speak with intolerance, ignorance
and rigidity of mind. The non-
sense of such an equation should
be obvious to any college student.
We might also note that after
3%/2 years as faithful subscribers
to the Daily we have not noticed
the "great crusading liberal spi-
rit" which appears to be so os-
tentatious. Each time an anti-
Greek editorial is published, it
seems a pro-Greek editorial i by
its side.
Further, Mr. Reisig also makes
quite a point of complaining that
the Daily editorial page is "com-
pletely unrepresentative" of the
student body. We direct his at-

tention to the statement on the
masthead of every daily "Editor-,
ials printed in the Michigan Daily
are written by members of the
Daily staff and represent the views
of the writers only."
Nor should the Daily's editor-
ials be expected to represent stu-
a student government but a news-
dent opinion. The Daily is not
paper and as such its obligation,
to the campus lies in reporting
the news accurately, not in repre-
senting student opinion.
In conclusion we would like to
give Mr. Baad and the rest of
The Daily staff a pat on the back
for their general policy of con-
cern for student welfare and their
willingness to articulate their be-
liefs in spite of the narrowness of
mindrexhibited by some of the
-Joyce Greenbaum '56
Joan Bryan '56
Don't Miss the Chance
To the Editor:
IN response to a certain, very
rash, article by a certain fresh-
man, Harrison Barach, I would
like to voice my complete disagree-
ment with his philosophies on col-
lege atmosphere.
I think that meeting and talking
with other students, no matter
where or when, is a very vital part
of a college atmosphere. I, myself,
have gained much by occasionally
stopping and talking in the lobby
f Mrfnfn .o.ll A A ord intellient

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
Chest Clinic. The Michigan Depart-
ment of Health will have a mobile
X-Rayunit available from 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 9, 10 and 14, and
from 8:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 15 for
staff members of the University who
wish to have a chest X-Ray. This
service is free.
The mobile unit will be parked in the
rear of the Student Health Service.
Staff members will register in Room
No. 58 of the Health Service Bldg.
The Good Woman of Setzuan, a
Chinese Parable for the theatre by
Bertolt Brecht, will be presented by
the Department of Speech at 8:00 pa..
in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
through Sat., Nov. 9, 10, 11 and 12.
Principal-Freshman and Junior Col-
lege Conference. New students who
received notices of appointments to con-
fer with former principals, counsels, and
deans on Thursday morning, Nov. 10,
should keep those appointments care-
fully. Faculty members are reminded
of this Conference and are invited to
attend. Information is available from
Clyde vroman, Director of Admissions,
1524 Administration Building, Telephone
Extension 2951.
Michigan Junior College Transfer
Students who transferred to the Uni-
versity in June or February of 1955 are
invited to meet with their junior
college deans on Thurs. morning, Nov.
10, at the Michigan League between
9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Call at the registra-
tion table on the second floor opposite
the Ballroom for information as to the
exact location of your junior college
Agenda, Student Government Council,
November 9, Michigan Union, 7:30 p.m.
Minutes for the previous meeting.
Officers' Report. President: Big' Ten
Student Body Presidents meeting Liter-
ary College Steering Committee Corres-
pondence, Vice. Pres.: SOC structure-
progress report. Exec. Committee-Com-
mittee chairmen meetings.
Administrative Wing: Report.
Cinema Guild.
Committee Reports. ConstIutions 27
Society, Korean Club; Campus Affairs:
General Committee Structure, Town
Meeting, YR-YD Coordinating Commit-
tee, Booklet, Athletic Affairs; Elections;
Human and International Welfare: Pro-
gress report-written N. E. Mindanao
Activities: International Student As-
sociation-Monte Carlo Ball, Nov. 18,
Union; World University Service, Fund
Drive, February 23, 24; Pep Rally, Nov.
Old and new business.
Constituents time-Members time.
University Lecture. "Biochemical and
Physiological Correlations in vision.
Dr. George Wald, professor of biology,
Harvard University. 4:15 p.m., Rackham
Amphitheatre., Tues., Nov. 8.
Concert. The Philharmonia Orchestra
of London, with Conductor Herbert von
Karajan. Extra Concert Series, Nov. 9.
at 8:30 p.m., In Hill Auditorium, aus-
pices of the University Musical Society.
Limited number of tickets are available
at the offices of the University Musical
Society in Burton Tower; and will also
be on sale the night of the concert
after 7:00 p.m. at the Hill Auditorium
box office.
Academic Notices
Seniors: College of LS&A, and Schools
of Business Administration, Education,
Music, and Public Health.
Tentative lists of seniors for Febru.
ary graduation have been posted on the
bulletin board in the first floor lobby,
Administration Building. Any changes
therefrom should be requested of the
Recorder at Office of Registration and
Records window number A, 1513 Ad-
ministration Building.

Women Students interested in sports
and dance instruction may register on
the first floor of Barbour Gymnasium
Tues. and Wed., Nov. 8 and 9 from
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Instruction is
available in: Apparatus, ballet, bad-
minton, basketball, fencing, figure
skating, modern dance, P.F.C., riding,
swimming, life saving.
Seminar in Chemical Physics, 4:10 p.
m, in Room 2308 Chemistry Building,
Dr. R. C. Taylor will speak on "Intensi-
ties of Raman Bands." Tues., Nov. 8.
Events Today
Near East Research Club will meet
Tues., Nov. 8, 8:00 p.m. in Room 4,
Tappan Hall. Dr. Richard Ettinghousen
of the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian
Institution, will speak and show slides
on "The Riddle of a Famous Persian
Pottery Plate."
General Meeting of the Michigan
Dames. Tues., Nov. 8 at 8:00 p.m., As-
sembly Room, Rackham Building.
Chester Roberts, Jr. of Roberts Gift
Shop will *demonstrate gift wrapping
and give hints for Christmas gifts."
Meeting of the Michigan Chapter of
A.A.U.P., Tues., Nov. 8, at 8:00 p.m.,
East Conference Room, Rackham Build-
ing. President, Hatcher will discuss
informally the University's future. All
faculty members invited.
Actuarial Club Meeting: Tues., Nov.
8. at 4:15 n.m. in Room 3017 Angell


Thar's Gold in Them Hillbilly Ways

New Look In Red Parade

Associated Press News Analyst
THE SOVIET UNION had made a special
effort this year to include the new look, or
sweetness and light campaign, in her observa-
tion of the 38th anniversary of the Red Revo-
The annual parade, always looked forward
to by Western observers for tips on Russian
military advances, was strangely lacking in
military emphasis.
Even Defense Minister Zhukov made only
routine reference to the necessity for military
strength, devoting much of his speech to in-
dustrial and political accomplishments and to
"peaceful cooperation between states."

strength" interferes with amicable negotiations.
While all this was going on in Moscow, there
was no suggestion from Geneva that Russia is
prepared to do anything real for peace.
Secretary of State Dulles served further no-
tice that the West has not marched up the hill
in Europe merely to march down again with its
task incompleted. He obtained from Marshal
Tito of Yugoslavia agreement that the Eastern
European states, now satellites of Moscow,
should be free of interference in their internal
I AGANOVICH said in his anniversary speech
that it was not necessary for Russia to ex-
port revolution since it was occurring through-
out the world because of natural forces.

Associated Press Writer
ANDY Griffith, a Broadway sen-
sation in his first stage out-
ing, puts his short, meteoric rise
in three words-"free and lucky."
Andy, a 6-foot-l carrot-top from
Mount Airy, N.C., is being hailed
as a comedy find of the year-
a drawling, affable, broad-smiling
29-year-old who has found thar's
gold in them hillbilly ways.
In the just-arrived hit "No Time
for Sergeants," Griffith plays a
wide-eyed Air F o r c e rookie,
around whom spins a rollicking
hurricane of farce. The show was
applauded unanimously by the
critics and, with a $300,000 advance
sale already in the bank, is now
selling tickets into June at the
"I ALWAYS did want to enter=
tain, but was frightened and
didn't know how to go about it,"
says Griffith.
A -few years ago he and his
wife Rnah,.%_xxrhnmho maf xuhi

footing it to New York, they
would make out better."
For their act, Andy "played the
guitar a bit, mostly I talked,"
while his wife sang.
The first quick flicker of fame
touched Andy when he recorded
one of his comic routines, "What
It Was, Was Football," a disc that
went on to sell 80,000 copies.
GRIFFITH was introduced to
Mac Hyman's novel "No Time for
Sergeants" by an actor friend. Af-
ter reading it, he looked up the
author at his Georgia home for
permission to do a record from
"It was so much like what I
was doing," he explains.
Instead of a 'record, Andy
learned the novel was being pre-
pared for a television presenta-
tion. So he went after that role
-and got it on a fluke reading of
his off-beat version of "Hamlet."
In the meantime, actor-manager
Maurice Evans, who had bought
the stage rights to the novel,
learned about Andy. Griffith
snred a hit in h TV hnm 'nrIa

-Time Magazine
GRIFFITH . . . Searg and Rube
next decision in their joint yen
for show business. It was her

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