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SihtyiganR al
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.
Behind Attlee Retirement

'Every S ping' Timely
as Lasting Comedy
W E ARE LUCKY for a change because we have a good American
comedy in town. "It Happens Every Spring" actually makes fun
of a sacred institution: baseball.
A professor, in an accredited university, discovers a concoction
which makes a baseball leap over wood; the formula makes it impos-
sible for a ball to come in contact with a willow of any sort. Thus, the


professor can control the sport.
Ray Milland, the professor,! joins
though losing, St. Louis team, and
pitches them to a league cham-
pionship. He is headed for the Hall
of Fame when he runs out of his[
secret fluid.

up with the always magnificent,


Associated Press News Analyst'

CLEMENT ATTLEE'S retirement as leader of
the British Labor party involves a great deal
more than the mere selection of a successor,
which will in itself be a noisy fight.
More important in the long run will be
whether the new leader can preserve the tenu-
ous threads which hold the moderate and
left-wing sections of the party together.
Several times the ideological schism between
the two factions has threatened a final split.
Aneurin Bevan, left-wing leader, has been con-
stantly shooting at the party's leadership and
trying' to take it himself.
Attlee's pro-American attitude and his un-
radical socialism were anathema to Bevan,
who will now try once again, although appar-
ently without' great hope of success, to grab
the reins.
Attlee will go down in history as the man
who engineered the welfare state for Britain.
Despite Bevan, and despite very great diffi-
culties with some failures, he did it in fairly
orderly fashion. He overestimated the willing-
ness of the voters to assume the necessary
expenses of his various health and industrial
nationalization programs, and they turned con-
servative after his six years as prime minister.
But he was looked upon, even by Winston
Churchill in the periods when there was no
heated political battle, as a "good man." During
the war, he and Churchill presented an amaz-.
ingly united front against Britain's enemies.
HUGH GAITSKILL; regarded by many as'
Attlee's most likely successor, is a youngish
intellectual who is about as far removed from
Bevan as a Socialist can be. In person and
politics he is not very far removed from the
more liberal members of the Conservative party,
Where Attlee was sometimes willing to compro-
mise his own views and submerge his own per-
sonality in order to keep peace with Bevan, it
is hard to see how Gaitskill can do so.
On this particular point, Herbert Morrison,
another leading candidate might \do better.
Morrison is a genial man who, more than any

of the others, reminds one of an American
labor leader. But he is getting along in years,
and many party stalwarts feel the times require
a younger man to meet the flexibility demon-
strated by the Conservatives since their return
to power.
Bevan has lost every major fight since he
began his anti-American campaign and has
even been read out of the party on occasion,
only to return. The last time only Attlee was
able to compromise the situation. It may be
that no one can continue to do it.
THE BRITISH press has taken the occasion
of the announcement of Anthony Eden's
impending visit to Washington to express an
extremely pessimistic view of the international
Two themes received major attention in the
Tuesday morning papers. One was expression
of pleasure that President Eisenhower's re-
covery has progressed to the point where he
can resume such activities. The other was that
there has been a great worsening in relations
with Russia, requiring a reshaping of Allied
policy for the long haul.
Ever since Geneva the British, who have
clung fob years to every straw of hope, have
discussed this situation in terms almost of
THEY HAVE now been further stirred by the
anti-Western tirades of Khrushchev and
Bulganin in Asia, in which Britain has been
accused of encouraging Hitler's attack on
Britain is particularly sensitive about her
reputation in India and Burma. Her empire
builders left a bad taste there which she has
been trying for years to eradicate. To be, at-
tacked there by straight out lies enrages her,
and tends to enhance her feeling that the hopes
of the world have been blasted.
The feeling in London that a new and very
serious phase of cold war has opened is, how-
ever, widely shared in the United States despite
official efforts to depict the Geneva confer-
ences as something less than total failures.


i " i
Knight Seeks NVomination s

Anot he Monopoly Token

IN appraising the new Soviet doings in the
Middle East and South Asia, it may be use-
ful to note that for the second time since the
end of the war the Soviet Union has broken
what we had supposed was a monopoly. The
first time was in 1949 when the Soviet Union
broke the American monopoly of nuclear weap-
ons. That event has led through the compe-
tion in armaments to the uneasy stalemate
Which dominates the power politics of the
Now the Soriet Union has pushed its way
into a part of the world where, until a few
months ago, the Atlantic Powers had been for
all practical purposes the only suppliers of
arms and of productive capital. What we are
now witnessing is in effect a Soviet adaptation
of our own Marshall Plan, Point Four, and
mutual aid programs.
It would be pleasant to think that the Soviet
campaign is merely bluff and that all we need
to do is to sit it out. Russians, it is said, will
show their bad manners, as Khrushchev does,
and the proud and sensitive peoples of Asia and
Africa will soon dislike them.
ALL this is most certainly wishful thinking.
It is derived in part from a reluctance to
appropriate new sums of money in an election
year when it would be so pleasant to reduce
taxes. The wishful thinking is derived, I venture
to think in an equal part from a reluctance to
make a reappraisal of our diplomacy and of
the incessant declarations which characterize
It would be a great mistake to assume that
the Soviet Union is not rich enough to supply
the kinds of capital which their programs may
require. In the Soviet system of a planned
economy, forcibly directed from Moscow, capi-
tal funds can be diverted from domestic use
whenever high policy demands it. There are
Editorial Staff
Dave Baad ......................... Managing Editor
Jim Dygert ...........................ity Editor
Murry Frymer ................ Editorial Director
Debra Durchsiag ..................... Magazine Editor,
David Kaplan........................Feature Editor
Jane Howard ......................... Associate Editor
Louise Tyor .................. .. 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 .................. .C.Chief Photographer
Business Staff
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no taxpayers, no Congress, no presidential elec-
tions to be considered. Moreover, the Soviet
Union, having the kind of system it has, can
take in payment commodities, such as cotton
and rice, which the underdeveloped countries
are able to export The democracies find it
very hard to do this.
The Soviet Union has some strong political
cards. Our policy, unhappily, has gone to
great lengths in tying economic aid to the
raising of local military forces in the countries
we help. . The Soviet Union is in a position
to say to these countries: Your alliances do
not protect you, they provoke us; be neutral
and we shall not attack you, and you have
nothing to fear. There is no use pretending
that this line of talk is not having its effect.
B UT the trump card in the Soviet hand, so I
venture to think, is the fact that they have
broken the Western monopoly as a supplier of
arms and of capital. The fact that there is
now competition where until recently there
was a monopoly, the fact that Egypt, for ex-
ample, has two rivals bidding for its favor is,
of course, enormously appealing.
It is so appealing to have Moscow and
Washington bidding against each other that,
where possible, the ultimate aim of the weak
countries is likely to be to prevent a return to
the old conditions of monopoly-either to the
old Western monopoly or to a new Soviet
monopoly. It is only a guess, of course, but I
would guess that what we are going to see is,
a more advanced form of neutralism, of "non-
alignment," of - to use the old American
name for it -- a policy of no entangling al-
IF this is a correct guess, then the prime
question for us is whether we are going to
resist or whether we are going to cultivate and
come to terms with this tendency towards neu-
tralism. The Soviet Union will have the better
of us if the highest aim of our policy continues
to be the prevention of neutralism. For what
the Soviet Union is able to offer is not only
competition with us in the supply of capital -
but also no call on their part for an alignment
with their military system.
Even if we offer more capital than they do,
they will appear to be offering their capital
at a lower political price. Nor must we sup-
pose that these weak countries will not be in-
terested because they fear communism. They
will think that by keeping the Soviet Union
and the United States bidding against , one
another, they will have created a local balance
of power which protects them.
The immediate nuestinn in Washingtnn

CALIFORNIA'S ebullient gover-
nor "Goody" Knight is one
man who is frankly campaigning
for the GOP Presidential nomina-
tion, undaunted by reports that
Ike will or Ike won't. Furthermore,
he is actually trying to line up a
Vice-Presidential running mate.
Knight recently sent a political
emissary to invite Marylana's Gov.
Ted McKeldin to be his Vice Presi-
dent. Startled, McKeldin expressed
doubt as to whether the emissary'
really spoke for Knight.
Later the Maryland governor got
a long-distance call from New
"The Governor of New York is
calling," announced the operator.
Puzzled as to why New York's
Governor Ave Harriman, a Demo-
crat, should be phoning a Repub-
lican, McKeldin picked up the)
"This is Goody Knight," boomed
a vigorous voice. "I'm in New
"I want you to know that fellow
who came to see you speaks for
me," said the Governor of Califor-
nia, confirming the invitation to
McKeldin to run as Vice President
on a Knight-McKeldin ticket.
Note-McKeldin indicated that
he thought it was too early for'
him- to line up politically for 1956,
much as he appreciated the honor.
GOP Chairman Len Hall has
big plans for 1956. The $2,000,000
TV budget which he mentioned at
last week's Chicago Republican
Rally was only one-fifth the figure
which he actually discussed be-
hind closed doors.
His real plans include a stagger-
ing $10,000,000 to be spent on TV,
advertising before the campaign is
over. The $2,000,000 figure for TV
will be put up by the Republican
National Committee, Congressional
Campaign Committee, and Citi-
zens for Eisenhower Organization
which are limited by law to
$3,000,000 campaign expenses each.
The balance will be raised by
GOP front groups to be formed
especially for the campaign and
which will pass into oblivion as
soon as the election is over.
To mastermind this TV cam-

paign, the Republicans will use
four big Madison Avenue public
relations firms-Batten, Barton,
Durstine and Osborn, which al-
ready works with the Republican
National Committee; Selvage and
Lee; Carl Byoir and Associates;
and J. Walter Thompson. Carl
Byoir is the firm which once rep-
resented - the Nazi government,
according to sworn testimony be-
fore the House Committee inves-
tigating Nazi activities. Selvage
and Lee is headed by Jim Selvage,
who waged such a bitter campaign
in New Jersey against anti-Mc-
Carthy, Sen. Clifford Case whom
Eisenhower made a special trip
to help.
Note - Despite their expected
$10,000,000 bank roll, however, the
Republicans are running into re-
sistance from the TV networks
which don't want to load up with
political programs and crowd
other programs and sponsors off
the air.
Three years ago, Sen. Joe O'-
Mahoney of Wyoming, Democrat,
was defeated for the Senate and,
at the age of 70, had to scratch
around to make a living. Making
a living at that age is not easy,

and Joe, always an idealist, al-
ways a champion of the little fel-
low, took some very unpopular and
unprofitable cases, such as that
of Owen Lattimore, which he won.
Then last year he was re-elected
to the Senate in a campaign dur-
ing which all sorts of big Eastern
Republican money was poured into
Wyoming to beat him.
Joe is not a vengeful person.
But if he believed in revenge, last
week he got it. For he kept the
head of the world's biggest cor-
poration waiting before his com-
mittee while he listened to some
of the little General Motors deal-
ers who hitherto hadn't been able
to talk to the man they worked
f or.
Harlow Curtice, head of General
Motors, is paid an annual salary
of $686,100. The night before tes-
tifying before 'Joe O'Mahoney's
committee, Curtice's high-power
publicity advisers had sent out a
thick, neatly printed statement of
what the GM head was going to
say. It was sent by messenger to
every newspaper office. Some press
associations even had part of his
statement already written when
the hearings opened.
(Copyright, 1955, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

Although this is a pretty severe
test, especially since the professor
has never thrown a baseball really
hard in all his life before he dis-
covered his fluid, he meets it, and
with good old American guts
catches the ball that wins the
The beauty of the film lies not
in its plot but in its direction.
Unusually, it is a sacred element
of life which the producers gently
finger: after all, baseball is base-
ball, as everyone knows.
And yet, even this wholesome
and delicate tradition may be
looked at with enjoyment and
understanding. Maybe the pennant
isn't quite as big as the person
who has to win it.
Only one man can catch the
famous floating bal and that one
is Paul Douglas. If ever an actor
looked like a catcher, he does.
Delicately censored as it is, he
wears his catcher's pad in a man-
ner that suggests familiarity; his
mask fits his sensitive features
comfortably, and his voice and
manner reflect his sportcaster
Augie Busch might be a little
sensitive about the film if it were
re-release'd in chain theaters, as
the owner of the St. Louis team in
the film is a rather bumbling,
hooray-type character. No doubt,
though, he would like some of the
fine newsreel scenes which fit in
nicely witf the film's plot, from
the March of Time introduction to
the World Series.
* * * . .
At least part of the humor is in
the fact that somebody can take
a look at an American institution
and, if he wants to, laugh like hell
at it. It is a very expanding no-
tion, and a useful one.
The technical direction, as op-
posed to the direction mentioned
earlier, is quite startling at times.
Lloyd Bacon has arranged some
striking poses and positions; com-
bined with the newsreel sections,
the stark pictures of Milland
pitching joined with the uncon-
trollable surge of the crowd leave
the impression that there is some-
thing quite meaningful behind the
comic situations.
-Culver Elsenbeis
New 'Cops
& Robbers'
Sinners and Shrouds by Jona-
than Latimer (Simon & Schuster).
A WELCOME but long absent
contributor to the mystery fic-
tion shelves, Jonathan Latimer
makes a memorable return to the
scene of crime with this new,
freshly handled "hard-boiled"
novel. It all begins with news-
paperman Sam Clay, who wakens
one morning to find himself tucked
into bed with a beautiful female
And it all ends, many pages and
many breathtaking moments later,
with Clay looking back on what
readers will agree is one of the
most bizarre adventures in recent
detective fiction.
Trick or Treat by Doris Miles
Disney (Doubleday).
Jeff DiMarco, claims adjuster
for a company socked with the
murder of a highly insured policy
holder, does the legwork and de-
tection in this one. The legwork
produces little out of the ordinary,
and the deductions are sound, if
not surprising.
The Screaming Rabbit by Harry
Carmichael (Simon & Schuster).
The English countryside home

of novplist Edith Ellerby is the
focal point for the varied emotions
of the assorted relatives and guests
who people The Streaming Rabbit.
That ill will is harbored within
some one of these individuals is
suggested by a disturbing series
of murders.
Insurance assessor John Piper
comes close to offering himself as
victim No. 4, but manages to
squeak through with his life and a
surprising solution.
* * ,
Broken Shield by Ben Benson
Ben Benson here offers to his
widening reading audience another
realistic story of the Massachusetts
State Police Force. Rookie officer

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The University Senate will meet on
Thurs., Dec. 8, at 4:15 p.m. in the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall.
Naval Reserve Officer's Training Corps
Testing Program (NROTC) will be given
Sat., Dec. 10. Candidates taking this
examination are requested to report to
100 Hutchins Hall at 8:30 a.m.
The following student sponsored social
events are approved for the coming
weekend. Social chairmen are reminded
that requests for approval for social
events are due in the Office of Stu-
dent Affairs not later than 12:00 noon
on the Tuesday prior to the event:
Dec. 9: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Delta
Pi, Alpha Epsilon Pi, Arab Club, Betsy
Barbour, Chi Omega, Delta Gamma,
Delta Theta Phi, Grad. Division of
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Gamma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Martha
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Sigma Delta, P Beta Phi, Sigma Kappa,
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Theta Xi, Tau
Delta Phi.
Dec. 10 (1:00 am. closing unless other-
wise indicated): Acacia, Alpha Epsilon
Pi, Alpha Kappa Kappa, Alpha Kappa
Psi, Alpha Rho Chi (12), Alpha Sigma
Phi, Alpha Tau Omega, Chi Psi, Delta
Chi, Delta Sigma Delta, Delta Sigma
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nity (12), Michigan Christian Fellow.
ship (12), Phi Chi (12:30), Phi Delta
Phi (12), Phi Delta Theta, Phi Delta
Epsilon, Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Kappa
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Upsilon, Sigma Chi, Sigma Nu, Sigma
Phi, Tau Delta Phi, Tau Kappa Epsilon,
Theta Delta Chi, Theta Xi, Triangle,
Williams House (7-9), Nu Sigma Nu,
West Quad., Psi Omega.
Dec. 11: Alpha Chi Omega, Geddes
House, Phi Delta Phi, Sigma Delta Tau,
Theta Xi, Victor Vaughn, Psi Upsilon.
Howard C. Hardy of the Armour Re-
search Foundation will speak on "The
Use of Models in Architectural Design
and Noise Control." Thurs., Dec. 8 at.
8:00 p.m., Rackham Building.
Academic Notices
Physical, Analytical, Inorganic Chem-
istry Seminar. Thurs., Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.,
Room 3005 Chemistry Building. D. J.
Macero will speak on "Diffusion Con-
trolled Polarographic Currents."
Organic Chemistry Seminar. 7:30 p.m.,
Thurs., Dec. 8, Room 1300 Chemistry
Building. Kenneth K. Wyckoff will
speak on "Alpha Iodo Ketones."
Education School Council Coffee Hour
today,'celebrating, the Christmas sea-
Engineering Seminar: . "Continuing
Education after Graduation," discussed
by A. N. Anderson, Manager of Engi-
neering Training and Education, Gen-
eral Electric Company, Thurs., Dec.
8, 4:00 p.m., Room 311, W. Engineering
401 Interdisciplinary Seminar on the
Application of Mathematics to Social
Science Thurs., Dec. 8, Room 3401 Mason
Hall from 4:00-5:30 p.m. M. Whybra
will speak on "A Formalization of the
Relation of Success-Failure to Emo-
Psychology Colloquium: Dr. M. Brew-
ster Smith of the Social Science Re-
search Council will discuss "Research
on Cross-Cultural Education: 'Basic'
Research in an 'Applie' dArea." Fri.,
Dec. 9, 4:15 p.m., Room 2402 Mason
Events Today
The Worlds of Tommy Albright, by
Russell A. Brown. '56, winner of the
1955 Avery Hopwood Drama Award, pre-
sented at 8:00 p.m. today in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, auspices of the

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A Business College in this area needs
a man to recruit students. A degree
is desired, but not essential. This is
an excellent opportunity.
For additional information contact
Mr. Barker, Bureau of Appointments,
3528 Administration Bldg., NO 3-1511,
Ext. 2614.
A representative from the following
will be at the Bureau of Appointments:
Mon., Dec. 12:
Union Carbide Nuclear Co., Div. of

Question: 'What Is
A College Boy?'

(EDITOW'S NOTE: The following is
reprint of an article written by a
group of girls at the University of
Pennsylvania Nursing School.)
BETWEEN the senility of second
childhood and the light-hearted
lethargy of the teens, we find a
loathsome creature called the
"college boy." College boys come
in assorted sizes, weights, and
states of sobriety.
College boys are found every-
where - breaking train windows,
tearing down goal posts, inciting
riots or jumping bail.
Mothers love them, big girls


by Dick Bibler


love them, and Satan protects
them. A college boy is laziness
with peach-fuzz on its face, idiocy
with lanolin on its hair, and the
"Hope of the Future" with an
overdrawn bank book in its pocket.
* * * -
A COLLEGE boy is a composite-
he has the energy of a Rip Van
Winkle, the shyness of a Mr.
Micawber, the practicality of a Don
quixote, the kindness of a Marquis
de Sade, the imagination of Bill
Sykes, the appetite of a gargantua,
and aspirations of a Casanova and
when he wants something, it is us-
ually money.
He likes good liquor, bad liquor,
cancelled classes, double features,
Playtex ads and girls on football
weekends. He is not much for
hopeful mothers, irate fathers,
sharp-eyed ushers, campus guards,
alarm clocks and letters from the
NOBODY IS so late to rise or
so early to dinner. Nobody gets so
much fun out of girls, snooker, a
flash or Bright's Catawba.
Nobody else can cram into one
pocket a slide rule, a Marilyn Mon-
roe calendar, Lan's "Critique of
Pure Reason," a collapsible pool
cue, a Muggsy Spanier record, the
latest issue of "Playboy" and a
YMCA towel,
A college boy is a magical crea-
ture-you can lock him out of
your heart, but you can't lock him
out of vour liquor closet. You can



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