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Sixty-Sixth Year

"Help!- A Giant!"

Wen opinions are free,
truth will prevail."

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.
University Con ference Suffers
From Lack of Planning
THE IDEA of holding an annual Student- but better results can be obtained by defining
Faculty-Administration Conference is an ex- more clearly what it is the conference hopes
cellent one. Such opportunity offered for an to achieve.
exchange of views between the three compon- Giving the conference a unifying themne-
ents of the University is potentially invaluable. expansion-was a great improvement but the
Unfortunately last Friday's conference realiz- scope was still too broad. Deeply probing a few
ed few of the gains such a conference should "trouble-spots" would be far more valuable
realize. Despite the sincerity of participating than attempting a shallow discussion of all
groups, discussions failed to produce anything the University's ills in a scant two hour session.
worthwhile. Naturally a balance must be struck between
To a large extent the conference was little a scope too broad to be meaningful and a scope
more than a briefing for students-with faculty so narrow it affects only a small segment of the
members and administrators simply explaining University. Many who attended the conference
the problems of the University. felt, that centering discussion around fewer
One of the greatest values of such a confer- topics would have been more beneficial.
ence is the chance offered for initiation of new Also, the lack of time was a severe handicap.
ideas at all three levels--student, faculty and Very little that is constructive can be accom-
administration, plished in the allotted two hours. In the fu-
ture, conference planners should give serious
The philosophy underlying a joint confer- consideration to scheduling the conference for
ence calls for a mutual flow of ideas. However, a full day.
there was little flow or initiation of ideas on -
the student level Friday.h
Re-evaluation of objectives and puiposes of ANOTHER handicap, one that was clearly
the conference and the manner in which it is demonstrated during discussions, was the
failure of conferees to come prepared to intel-
The purpose of the conference should be ligently discuss problems in their own areas.
Theuroeofthe cohr renceusoulderty Students were the biggest offenders. With the
either to orient the three groups to University exception of organization heads most students
problems and specific problems of each group had not the slightest conception of what they
or to aim at producing concrete suggestions. hadicusig.o
The trouble with Friday's conference is it
tried to do both and did little of either. If the conference is to produce anything
worthwhile the conferees must come informed
EITHER GOAT.,, orientation or concrete sug- and prepared to offer suggestions and partici-
gestions, has merit-but the composition pate. One way to insure this would be more
of conferees and the manner in which the careful selection of conferees. A better way
conference is conducted should be geared to would be to urge conferees to read up on their
the final objectives. topics and come prepared.
All three groups, through unawareness, often Finally, discussion groups were too large to
appear unsympathetic to each others problems. allow effective exchange of ideas. More would
And to the extent a conference aimed at orient- be accomplished by groups of about eight to ten.
ing the three groups overcomes this, it has In essence, more attention must be devoted
merit, to the conference, its ideals and operation, if
However a conference whose basic objective it is to be successful
is an exchange of ideas aimed at coming up The idea is good. More thought and plan-
with concrete suggestions seems even more Wing would better realize the fruits of what is
worthwhile. a potentially invaluable opportunity.
These two objectives are related to an extent --LEE MARKS
Trouble Brewitn in Moscow?.

Taftites Force Ike Decision }

" AP Foreign News Analyst
PERHAPS while the big Soviet cats are away
some of the mice back home in the Soviet
Union are at play.
Over the weekend Muscovites were treated to
a curious spectacle: Izvestia, the government
newspaper, contradicted Pravda, which is the
Bible of the Communist party.
The difference was over the progress of Com-
munist party boss N. S. Khrushchev's corn-
planting program. The party paper had accused
Izvestia, among other organs, of having a flip-
pant attitude toward the program -- in other
words, a flippant attitude toward something
which Khrushchev regards as extremely im-
Izvestia, quick to defend itself, said it wasn't
so, and then - wonder of wonders - accused
Pravda of inaccuracies. That just hasn't been
done in the Soviet Union, up to now.
Khrushchev and Premier Nikolai Bulganin at
the moment were playing the role of supersales-
men for communism in Burma and India.
They must have felt extremely confident about
the political situation at home if they were
willing to be away from it for so long a time.
AMONG those they left behind, however, were
V. M. Molotov, whom the Communist party
not long ago forced into a humiliating confes-
sion of error on a point of Leninist dogma, and
Georgi Malenkov, whom Khrushchev and com-
pany forced from the premiership early this
Also left behind are a group of young, studious
and ambitious technocrats like Mikhail Pervuh-
kin and Maxim Saburov, whose experience in
building the Soviet economy may have demon-
strated to them that Marxism as interpreted by
Lenin, Stalin and Khrushchev is not without
its serious flaws.

All those who were left behind, in fact, are
aware of what a dictator's whims can do to the
national economy. They came up through the
Stalin era.
It is notable that in the past year Khrush-
chev made himself just a little more authori-
tative than the others in a collection of sup-
-posed equals. Khrushchev, for all his smiles
- and he used the same smiles during the
Stalin era - remains a potential Stalin. The
notion of the first party secretary as an amiable
clown is a foolish notion. He is unquestionably
able and he has shown on many occasions he
can be ruthless when necessary.
While Khrushchev was away, Malenkov -
now only a minister of the Soviet government
- engaged in Communist party activity. For
example, he journeyed to the Urals to address
party meetings in advance of next February's
important party Congress. Once Malenkov
directed the whole apparatus of the party under
Stalin. Today that is supposed to be the
province of Khrushchev, who eased Malenkov
out of the job a few months after Stalin died.
But few Western observers count Malenkov
entirely out of the picture in the Soviet power
As for Molotov, there is little question that
Khrushchev moved in on him and on his foreign
policy. Khrushchev and Bulganin now are mak-
ing policy, as their trip to Asia clearly empha-
sizes. And as for the ambitious technocrats in
the government, the Stalin era gave them all
they wanted of political interference in the
construction of the economy.
The retort of Izvestia to Pravda, even though
it concerns only the corn-raising program,
amounts to sassing the Communist party by a
mouthpiece of the Soviet government. No
Communist party in power anywhere can af-
ford the luxury of permitting back talk.
The incident could be a straw in the wind.
Perhaps Khrushchev has been away from home
too long for his own good.

THE long-coicealed irritation of
Taft Republicans over the de-
layed decision on Ike's ability to
run again, is now coming out into
the open.
It first cropped out when strong
Taftites like Congressman Carroll.
Reece of Tennessee and Walter
Hallanan of West Virginia stayed
away from Len Hall's GOP rally in
Chicago.It became even more evi-
dent when Senator Bill Knowland
Df California, who inherited Taft's
shoes in the Senate, stepped out
of a Gettysburg conferenice with
Ike to say he was not at all sure
the President would run again.
NOW IT'S definite that Know-
land, acknowledged leader of the
old Taft forces, will run for Presi-
dent himself if Ike doesn't an-
nounce by Feb. 1.
Behind all this are two convic-
tions on the part of many Repub-
1. That a political party is like
a ball team. Its strength depends
on farm teams and their develop-
ment of young players. Republi-
cans saw the Democrats suffer
from lack of young talent during
the years of Roosevelt; now they
see the Republicans failing to de-
velop young leaders because of too
much concentration on one man.
2. There is still a strong resent-
ment against ex-Gov. Tom Dewey
and a conviction that he is trying
to control the next nomination.
DEWEY HAS always been one
of the most powerful men inside
the Eisenhower Administration,
even though not in Washington.
This alone makes the Taft wing
of the party sore. But on top of
that they see Eisenhower's medi-
cal report postponed until Febru-
ary or March when it will be late
for them to develop candidates
and when the Dewey crowd can
more easily slip one of its men,
possibly Tom Dewey himself, into
the nomination.
SUCH TOP Democrats as Speak-
er Sam Rayburn of Texas and
Senator Mike Monroney of Okla-
homa came back to Washington
for the "bipartisan" conferences
with blood in their eye.
Chief reason for the blood was
the manner in which General Eis-
enhower has talked about a bi-
partisan approach and then taken
a strictly partisan tack. Specifi-

cally, they are sore over the way
Democratic posts on various quasi-
judicial agencies have been filled
by "Republicrats." Under the law
they must be filled by the opposite
political party, but most of them
vote with the Administration.
What raised the hackles on
Democratic leaders' backs is the
firing of Josh Lee from the Civil
Aeronautics Board after many
years of faithful service.
* * *
HE IS NOW being relieved by
Eisenhower in favor of G. Joseph
Minetti, a Dewey Democrat from
New York. Most significant fact
regarding Minetti's appointment is
that it was pushed by O. M. Mo-

sier, Vice-President of American
Minetti's appointment will give
the big airlines another vote on
the CAB, a vote they badly need.
For just recently, Nov. 15, the
CAB voted 3-2 to strengthen small
non-sked air lines, let them oper-
ate as "supplemental air carriers."
Lee was one of those voting, for
the non-skeds, together with
Chairman Ross Rizley, Republican
of Oklahoma, and Joe Adams.
Rizley, however, is slated to be-
come a federal judge in January,
which, with Lee's ouster, will re-
verse the balance and make the
board big-air minded.
(Copyright, 1955, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

Stars Have
A Ball
HE CREAM of Hollywood mus-
ical comedy talent gets togeth-
er in "It's Always Fair Weather,"
and everybody, including the aud-
ience, has a ball.
Veteran spoofers Adolphe Green
and Betty Comden have whipped
up a fairly implausible script with
a bit too much plot, but the sing-
ing and dancing is so excellent,
the satire on TV and advertising is
so cuttingly clever, and the per-
formances of Gene Kelly, Dan
Dailey, Michael Kidd, Delores Gray,
and Cyd Charisse are so polished
and delightful, that any draw-
backs are soon forgotten. This is
a fun film, with some of the best
dancing ever seen in a picture.
The plot concerns three ex-
soldiers who hold a scheduled re-
union ten years after the war and
find that the friendship has faded
and the thrill is gone. Each has
gone his separate way and they
all have personal troubles. Kelly,
whose future looked bright once
upon a time, has wound up a
gambler, embroiled with racke-
teers and crooked boxing.
Gene meets Cyd, a brainy TV
coordinator, and the romance buds.
All kinds of crooks are running
about, Delores Gray is being a
phony TV star, and everyone is
singing and dancing. This is all
as it should be.
NATURALLY the dances are
highlights. Kelly does a routine
on roller skates while zooming
down a ritzy avenue with bad guys
in hot pursuit that is one of the
most amazing examples of virtu-
osity in the dance you will ever
see. Dailey gets drunk at a party
and executes an hysterical num-
ber that upsets everything to
everyone's delight but the host.
The three boys perform a number
running through the streets of
New York City with ash-can tops
strapped to their feet that might
sound silly here, but is thoroughly
brilliant to see.
The gags directed at television
include a "This Is Your Life" type
show, only worse, and commercials
that ring - horribly true. Boxing
comes in for its share of the sa-
tire with a bunch of pugs singing
the Alma Mater of Stillman's Gym,
and beautiful Cyd Charisse ca-
reening around punching bags as
the tough boys make like the
Rockettes and sing "You Knock
Me Out, Baby."
It's not giving much away to say
that all ends happily and'tune-
fully, with everyone loving every-
one. But when it is done so well
by such lovely people, it becomes
all new and wonderful again.
T-David Newman
Short Tops
OUR MARSHAL is the only
concrete element of law in a
small mining town of the old West.
"A Lawless Street" tells of hisĀ°
efforts to restore order when the
town suddenly erupts with bru-
tality and violence.
The marshall, Randolph Scott,
has made the town relatively

peaceful and liveable, aided im-
mensely with his legendary repu-
tation as a gunfighter.
When two men discover the town
will soon become a boom-city be-
cause of a rebirth of its mining
industry, they hire a gunman to
kill the marshal so they can run
it as they please.
ALTHOUGH THE film starts
slowly and is inconsistent in
acting and staging, it does achieve
a certain momentum. The marshal
is portrayed as a man who believes
his death is very close. Tearing
each day from his calendar, he
believes it to be his last.
He tells his landlady that every
morning he can hear the town
snarling and jerking at its leash.
Under its veneer, the town is a
chained beast instead of a do-
mesticated animal. He knows he
alone is holding back a potential
breakdown of a partially civilized
WITH THE feature is an ex-
cellent short film called "The
White-Tailed Buck." It is a tech-
nicolor documentary recounting
the first hunting trip a man and
his son take together.
Photographed in Virginia during
October, while the father teaches
his son how to hunt, and Novem-
ber, at the time of the actual hunt,
the film is a beautiful record of
the natural poetry of the deer in
their home of forests and snows.
Thomas Mitchell narrates the
story and the warmth of his voice
commu~lh1nicates the deem im nA1tance

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Haven Hall, at 3:15 p.m. Chairman,
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New Labor Organization:
What Is It?

AP Staff Writer
HERE are some questions and
answers on the new united la-j
bor organization, the AFL-CIO:
Q. What is it?
A. The AFL with 108 national
unions and the CIO with 30 have
banded together in a single asso-
ciation of unions.
Q. How big is it?
A. The Labor Department, in
a recent official report, estimated
AFL membership of 10,900,000, the
CIO's at 5,200,000, for a total of
over 16 million. But officials of
the new AFL-CIO claim only 15
Q. Why have they merged?
A. Union leaders say pooling
resources and strength will give
organized labor more power in bar-
gaining with employers, organizing
more workers in unions, and influ-
encing state and national politics.
There is room for argument
here. Some students of labor af-
fairs feel the natural competition
between two organizations tended
to keep both more on their toes.
Q. Will it actually increase la-
bor's power?
A. It will to some extent. Afili-
ated unions will have the same
autnomy as under the separate

AFL and CIO. Any one of them
can pull out at any time.
But AFL-CIO officials at the
local, state and national level
naturally will speak with more
authority and influence than was
true when there were two such
Q. Will union labor be more
radical or more conservative?
A. Traditionally the AFL has
been more conservative than the
CIO. It appears likely that in the
blending of the two a middle
ground will be reached with the
organization inclined to a bit more
moderate course.
Q. Who are the top active AFL-
CIO officers?
A. George Meany, 61-year-old
ex-plumber, has been elected presi-
dent and William Schnitzler, one-
time bakery worker, secretary-
treasurer. Both held similar posts
in the AFL.
Q. What has happened to Wal-
ter Reuther, the former CIO chief?
A. Reuther, stepping aside for
Meany to become one of 27 AFL-
CIO vice presidents will still head
the 1,200,000-member United Auto
Workers union and continue to be
a very powerful influence, possibly
second only to Meany. Reuther
was well received in initial AFL-
CI0 convention appearances.
Q. Where will the AFL-CIO
have its headquarters?
A. A new, four-million-dollar
building is being made ready for
occupancy in Washington.
Q. What about John L. Lewis's
United Mine Workers and other
unions now out of the AFL-CIO?
A. The 75 - year - old Lewis,
founder of the now-merged C0,0
has at one time or another been
a power in both the AFL and CIO.
He has held aloof of the AFL-CIO
and said the merger can't endure.
Nevertheless, the miners someday
may join up.
Independent railroad unions are

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Asimov, Isaac-The End of Eternity; N. Y.,
Editorial Staff Doubleday, 1955.

Dave Baadl.......................... Managing Editor
Jim Dygert ...............................City Editor
Murry Frymer .................. Editorial Director
Debra Durchslag ................... 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 Helithaler ............ ...Women's Editor
Elaine Edmonds............ Associate Women's Editor
John Hirtzel.................. Chief Photographer
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Bowles, Chester-The New Dimensions of
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Breslin, Howard-Shad Run; N. Y., Thomas
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Bridge, Ann-A Family of Two Worlds; N. Y.,
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Carson, Rachel--The Edge of the Sea; Boston,

To- The Editor-

Answers Lawyers .. .
To the Editor .
FOR what it's worth, I have al-
ways felt that a personal opin-
ion expressed in an open letter to

the embryo counselors are being
a teeny-bit unfair.
The answer, for myself and
many, many other local citizens,
is to express honest and sincere
appreciation for making the news-
paper available. Although the pa-

Houghton Mifflin, 1955.
Court, Alfred-My Life with

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