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Sixty-Sixth Year


"When 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.
Ike Nomination could Boost
Democratic Chances in '56

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IT SEEMS quite possible, though perhaps un-
usual, to come to the conclusion that the
Democrats, no matter who they nominate, will
win in '56, and especially so if President Eisen-
hower. beeomes convinced he must run again.
Eisenhower's nomination could be a positive
contribution to the campaign arsenal and vic-
tory chances of the Democrats. The Demo-
cratic campaigner would simply, admit, even
publicly, that Ike is a good man and all that,
but could suggest that no nation, so conceived
and so dedicated, could force the woes of the
world on one whose health is much below par.
They might add that it would not be so good
for the nation, either, to place another four
years of its future inthe hands of a man whose
health is not up to the responsibilities and
strains the position of President ordinarily
They might also point out that they, too, like
Ike, and ask the American people in the name
of decency and other virtues, not to elect him
again, for his own good.
Thus, having taken Ike's personal popularity
and put it to their own uses, the rest would be
Of course, if the Republicans nominate some-
one else, assuming they have considered that
possibility, the rest would still be easy. For,
three years now, many have been admitting that
the Republicans rode into office on Ike's per-
sonality. Subsequent Democratic victories in
the 1954 Congressional races and in numerous
gubernatorial contests,^- even in areas tradi-
tionally Republican, punctuate that claim.
BESIDES the apparent trend back to the
Democrats after Eisenhower's 1952 vic-
tory, there are enough dissatisfactions with
the Republican administration to raise Demo-
cratic hopes. The farmers don't like the farm
program; labor doesn't like the failure to
make significant changes in the Taft-Hartley
Act and the income tax; and the solid South
is probably just angry enough at the Supreme
Court to forget personalities and take it out,
just like old times, on the Republicans.
The Democrats can take these facts and
others, like the failure to come up with a
sensible housing program and the Salk vac-
cine mess, both of which irritated more than

one or two special segments of the population,
and make political hay of them.
Meanwhile, the Republicans may not have
too much to brag about. They can point to
the higher standard of living and increasing
prodiutivity as if the government had some-
thing to do with it while the NAM looks on,
with approving smiles, but many Americans
might just interpret these advances in terms
of how much more it costs him to live.
The Republicans can point with pride to
their having kept us out of war. But the
Democrats, and maybe others, will see it as a
fortunate failure to put us in one.
IT all boils down to what the indepent voters
think on the matter. Evidence pointed to
their swinging the victory to the Republicans in
1952 upon deciding that Ike was too good a
man to let go. With Ike's personal power less
significant now, it seems that the independent
voter will return to the Democrats.
However, it seems reasonably sure that no
matter which party wins, things in Washington
will be in an equal or bigger mess four years
from now - at least in the eyes of the loyal
--JIM DYGERT, City Editor
Meany Adds To Dulles
Propaganda Blunder
IT SEEMS that AFL-CIO President George
Meany would rather have outright enemies
of the West than the uncertain friendliness of
In attacking both Prime Minister Nehru and
Marshal Tito for being "allies of Communism"
because of their neutrality, he may have done
more to aid the Soviet cause in Asia than ten
years of Khru'shchev-Bulganin propaganda vis-
its. Already there has been unfortunate "re-
percussions", throughout India, according to
Indian Trades Union secretary,'!K. T. Tripathi.
Perhaps Messrs. Khrushchev and Bulganin
might be more successful staying home and
letting Messrs. Dulles and Meany spread hatred
of the West throughout Asia.


TaftWing Getting Restless

H EARING about Liberace in a
movie may be very funny, but
having to see it is a different
story. It is painful.
Take every soap; opera ever
heard, every Liberace show ever
seen on television, and stir. There
you have the ingredients of "Sin-
cerely Yours." Then take a strong
swig of Pepto Bismol and perhaps
you will get over the whole thing
with little harm.
The personality kid is seen, in
color yet, as a famous pianist
named Anthony Warrin who sud-
denly goes deaf and loses the will
to go on. His secretary, played
by Joanne Dru, stands by him in
time of need, but do you think he
knows she loves him? Not a chance.
He wants to commit suicide. But
the foolish girl stops him. So
what does he do? Well, it's a long
S* *
HE LEARNS lip reading. Then
he stands on the balcony of his
penthouse overlooking Central
Park, and spies on the lives of
unfortunate souls with a pair of
high powered field glasses. Then
he gives them money and makes
everyone happy. He gives a crip-
pled boy the money for an opera-
tion. . He gives a poor woman
nice clothes. You name it.
Liberace, whose acting is simply
ridiculous, also plays the piano in
this film. He does it all in his usual
style-winking, bouncing up and
down as if his pants were electri-
cally wired, smiling, smiling, smil-
ing. He also tap dances in Car-
negie Hall. I swear.
Will deaf Liberace regain his
hearing? Will he marry his secre-
tary? Will the world lose a great
talent? Tune in tomorrow for the
next ......no, forget it. Don't
waste you time with this one. It
couldn't be worse.
--David Newman
'Count Three'
Good Flick
"COUNT Three and Pray," which
opened yesterday at the State,
belongs to a species of screenplay
that is now almost extinct. It is
one of the few recent films in
which subplots and minor charac-
ters are properly developed.
Too often in a motion picture
subplots do not exist, and minor
characters exist only as two-di-
mensional surfaces on a strip of
film. In the average movie the
supporting roles func)ion only as
catalysts pushing the story along,
but having no story value of their
In "Count Three and Pray" the
lesser characters are unique en-
tities. They are stillA there to help
the main story unfold, but at the
same time they tell their own
stories - stories which greatly
enhance the main one. Writer
Herb Meadows has done an ex-
cellent job weaving them all into
a compact, unified, thoroughly
engrossing and wonderfully funny
The film tells the story of a
Southerner who, having deserted
the South to fight for the Union
during the Civil War, returns to
his home town after the war to

become a minister. The people of
the town still feel he is a traitor
and fight him every inch of the
way in his efforts to bring them
Three different girls are madly
in love with him and the humor
in the picture lies mainly in his
attempts to have nothing to do
with them.
Van Heflin, as the fighting
minister, beats up on enough
people to satisfy even the most
sadistic of moviegoers. Joan
Woodward, playing the part of
the blonde little imp who con-
tinually taunts our hero, turns in
one of the most captivating per-
formances of the year.
-Phil Breen

THE Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of the Universitf
of Michigan for which the Michig
Daily assumes no editorial responsi-
bility. Notices should be sent in
TYPE WRITTEN 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
Since both Christmas and New Years
fall on Sunday, the University will
observe December 26 and January 2 a
holidays. Personnel Office.
Automobile Regulations - Christmas
Holiday. The automobile regulations
will be lifted when classes are com-
pleted on Fri., Dec. 16, and will be
resumed again at 8:00 a.m. Tues., Jan.
3, 1956.
The General Library will observe the
following schedule during the holiday
Open: Fri., Dec. 16, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.;
Mon.-Fri., Dec. 19-23, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.;
Tues.-Fri., Dec. 27-30, 8 a.m-6 p.m.
Closed: Sat., De. 17. Dec.24, Dec. 31;
Sun., Dec. 18, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1; Mon.,
Dec. 26, Jan. 2.
The Divisional Libraries will be open
on shortened vacation schedules on the
days that the General Library is open.
The hours are 10-12 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
unless otherwise noted. The schedule
for each library will be posted on its
door. Information as to hours of
opening may also be obtained by calling
University Extension 652.
Arlene Sollenberger's concert, originally
scheduled for Jan. 20, 1956, has been
postponed to Feb. 14. Miss Sollenberger
is an Instructor in voice In the School
of Music.
Academic Notices
Chemistry Department Colloquium.
7:30 p.m. in Room 1300 Chemistry. Mr.
L. Bruner will speak on "Grignard
Reagents and Azides." Mr. S. Shore will
speak on "Reactions between Borohy-
dride and Ammonium Salts In Ether;
the Preparation and Properties of
Ammonia-Borane, H3NBH3.
401 Interdisciplinary Seminar on the
Application of Mathematics to Social
Science will meet Thurs., Dec. 15, Room
3401 Mason Hall from 4:00-5:30 P.m.
K. Boulding will speak on "Some Views
on the Limitations of Mathematics."
The Applied Mathematics Seminar will
meet with the Mathematics Colloquum
today, Thurs., De. 15, Room 3011
Angell Hall to hear Dr. Alston House-
holder, of the Oak Ridge National Labs,
speak on "Convergence In Matric Iter-
Sociology C~fee Hour: A Student-
Faculty Christmas Coffee Hour will be
held on Fri., Dec. 16 at 4:00 p.m. is
the Sociology Lounge
A.O.S. Meeting: Dr. S. G. Wallingford
will preside at the first "Symposium on
the Stacking Fraction" on Tues., Ja.
3, at 8:00,p.m. InRoom 3106 Chemistry.
Doctoral Examination for Harry Dei-
bert Thiers, Botany; thesis: "The Agari-
caceae of the Pine Belt and Adjacent
Areas In Eastern Texas," Fri., Dec. 16
1139 Natural Science Bldg., at 1:00 p.m.
Chairman, A. H. Smith.
Doctoral Examination for Edward G.
Koch, Business Administration; thesis:
"Business Condition, Public Policy, and
Economic Behavior: An Interpretation
of the 1953-54 Recession," Tues., Jan. 3,
8th floor Conference Room, School of
Business Administration, at 4:00 p.m.
Chairman, P. W. McCracken.
Doctoral Examination for Leland Clif-
ford Hendershot, Pharmacology; thesis:
"Tachyphylaxis to Amines in Isolated
Vascular Strips," Mon., Dec. 19, 103
Pharmacology Bldg., at 2:00 p.m. Chair-
man, M. H. Seevers.

Placement Notices
Engineering Seniors and Graduate
Students: Free copies of the "Engineers'
Job Directory," a new "guide to engi-
neering and scientific positions," are
available to engineering seniors and
graduate students at the Engineering
Placement office, Room 347 W. Engi-
neering Bldg. Copies available on order
to underclassmen and others at 43.25
Detroit Civil Service Commission has
full-time summer work, spraying trees,
for $1.83 per hour. 300 jobs are avail-
able to students between the ages of
18 and 25 who are residents of Detroit.
Applications must ,be filed with Stanley
Seligman, Detroit City-County Building,
6th floor, by Dec. 23. Examinations will
be given on Dec. 30.



The Doctors and Regents

ONE of the most dynamite-laden
Y'efugees in the world is expect-
ed to seek readmission to the
United States this week, and one
or two very high persons in the
United States wish he wouldn't.
He is Nicolae Malaxa, the mil-
lionaire Roumanian industrialist
who was a partner of Hermann
Goerging's brother and once gave
jewelry to Communist Premier Ana
Pauker, but who hired Vice Presi-
dent Nixon's law firm and made
Nixon's law partner, Thomas Bew-
ley, secretary of his corporation.
After that his troubles for a time
seemed to vanish.
HE GOT A special bill introduced
in Congress by Nixon's close friend
Congressman Pat Hillings of Cali-
fornia permitting him to stay in
the United States.#
The bill never passed, however.
Suddenly Congressman Francis
Walter (D., Pa.) intervened, stop-
ped the bill and has now made a
thorough probe of the entire Mal-
axa situation.
The wealthy Roumanian is now
in Paris, having gone there from
Argentina, and is due to try to
re-enter the United States today
or tomorrow, since his re-entry
permit expires December 16. This,
however, is only a temporary per-
mit and Malaxa still has no au-
thority to remain permanently in
the U.S.A.

arrested by the FBI for delivering
papers to a Russian UN represen-
tative, in her purse was found a
secret Central Intelligence report
on Malaxa from CIA Assistant
Director Alan R. McCracken to
D. M. Ladd, Assistant Director of
the FBI.
"During 1927," stated the CIA
report, "Malaxa begain his collab-
oration with the Nazi regime in
Germany. He established close re-
lations with German industrialists,
including Albert Goering, ,brother
of Hermann Goering.
"At about the same time subject
(Malaxa) began to subsidize the
Roumanian Iron Guard, a Fascist
"AFTER THE Coup d'etat of 25
August 1944, continued the CIA
report, "Malaxa attempted to leave
Roumanian, but was unable to se-
cure a passport. Within a short
time, however, he had established
good relations with the Roumanian
Communists and the Soviet au-
"He secured the return of three
of his factories, and was given ad-
ditional compensation amounting
to half a million dollars for the
profits which he could have made
during the preceding three years
had these factories been under his
The report also told how Malaxa
came to the United States origin-
ally as part of a Communist trade

ONCE IN THE United States,
Malaxa got the support of a man
who had made his reputation
fighting Communists-Richard M.
Nixon, then Senator from Califor-
nia. Malaxa made Nixon's law
partner secretary of the Western
Tube Corp., a wholly-owned Mal-
axa corporation which proposed
building a plant near Whittier,
Calif., Nixon's home town. This
was in 1951.
Last month-four years later-
Congressman Walter sent an in-
vestigator, William Wheeler, to
Whittier to report on the progress
made by the Western Tube Com-
pany. He reported that no build-
ing had been built, and a concrete
foundation had been removed.
Though Nixon claimed he had
severed relations with his law firm,
the Bank of America Building
directory as late as 1952 showed
Senator Nixon, Thomas Bewley
and Western Tube occupying the
same offices=-Rooms 607, 608 and
* * *
NIXON WENT much further.
He signed a letter dated Sept. 15,
1951, to Manly Fleischmann, De-
fense Production Administrator
asking him to grant a quick tax
write-off to Malaxa's firm. This
letter is a matter of official record
and I have obtained a photostat
(Copyright, 1955, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

THERE has been a notion in the air that at
some future date, say in February, the
President's doctors will be able to tell him
whether or not he should run for a second
term. The White House press conference on
Saturday, at which Dr. Snyder and Col. Mat-.
tingly submitted to rigorous cross-examination,
made it plain that while the doctors might
advise the President not to run, it is the Presi-
dent himself, not his doctors, who will have
to make the final "determination" that he is
able to run.
Dr. Snyder, who was pressed on the point,
was scrupulously careful to insist that the
President's "ability" to run again, would, even
if everything goes favorably, have to be left to
the President's own decision. His decision would
be not merely whether he wanted to run, whe-
ther he felt it his duty to run but whether he
was "able to run."
This cannot be a medical decision because
the doctors cannot foresee what demands wilI
be made on the President during the next five
years.-"Is it possible," Dr. Snyder was asked,
"to assess how much another term will take
out of a man?" To this Dr. Snyder replied,
"No. No, it is not. It is not."
THE task of assessing how much another
term would take out of him is - if the
doctors give him the most favorable report -
the President's own personal responsibility.
There cannot in the snature of things ever be
an objective, scientific, authoritative determina-
tion that he can carry the load of the Presi-
dency during the next five years. That is a
question for his judgment and for his con-
In the meantime the President has' already,
it would seem, made an important preliminary
decision, which is to put off his decision about
running again. There are two main considera-
tions involved. The one is that the better his
recovery, the better able he will.be to bear the
heavy load of making the decision about run-
ning again. Whichever way ;he makes that de-
cision, it will be a demanding decision, one
fraught with heavy responsibility.
The other consideration is, of course, that
the longer he is able to put off his decision
about a second term, the longer will his leader-
ship remain undisputed inside his party. That
is why Senators Knowland and Bridges, who
are reluctant about his leadership, are asking
for a prompt decision; and that is why Mr.
Stassen wants to put off the decision until
about June.

of the Eisenhower administration is that there
is no genuine, self-evident successor to whom
the Eisenhower Republicans and the Eisen-
hower independents can readily be rallied.
The crucial question is whether the Eisen-
hower men are using the postponement to
prepare a successor if he is needed - or whe-
ther they are wishing so hard to have the
President run again that they do not dare to
tempt fate by thinking about his not running.
If it is the latter, that they are shrinking
from - an unpleasant subject, it must be said
that they are playing for too high stakes at
too poor odds.
Since there are not precedents for what to
do when a President is partially incapacitated,
it is only fair to recognize that the inner circle
of the White House and of the Cabinet have
been doing very well indeed. They are, of
course, treading water, not moving much from
where they are though the times are full of
movement. Eisenhower, to be sure, has happily
not been so much incapacitated as Wilson was.
But he has been largely absent from the seat
of government. Yet in his absence there has
been an agreeable lack of the intrigue an1 of
the throat-cutting which usually take place
when teacher is away.
YET it would be silly, not to say uncompli-
mentary to the President, to act as if his
illness and absence do not make a big differ-
ence. On the other hand, they discourage,
indeed they tend to prevent, that reappraisal
in our foreign policies which should have been,
but never was, made at the time of the first
Geneva meeting. We have )had, instead, a re-
markable display of bureaucratic inertia. There
has been lacking that element, which the Presi-
dent alone is able to provide, the will to change
course and not to be afraid or too proud to do
On the other side, the absence of the Presi-
dent has, as Mr. Roscoe Drummond pointed out
on Monday, left the Administration without a
responsible spokesman. For more than four
months there has been no Presidential press
IT SEEMS unlikely that the President's doctors
will soon let him hold a press conference.
The way these affairs have developed, they
must be - to use Dr. Snyder's word - among
the most "demanding" of the President's labors.
I agree with Mr. Drummond that "some al-
ternative method of putting questions to the
President needs to be worked out very soon,"
and with his suggestion that once a week



Music Events Reach Quarter Mark

Daily Music staff writer
TrHE concert season in Ann Arbor
is about one-fourth over. Now
is a good time to look back upon
the concerts so far and make some
evaluation of them.
There have been two really out-
standing concerts in Hill Auditor-
ium this year. The first was that
of the London Philharmonia. This
concert gave the Ann Arbor audi-
ence an opportunity not only to
hear a fine European orchestra but
also to see one of today's fastest
rising conductors - Herbert Von
The second concert that rated
the "outstanding" label was that
of Nathan Milstein. His apparent
ease of attaining perfection marks
Milstein as one of the greatest
violinists of our day.
FOR PEOPLE who enjoy listen-
ing to good orchestral music there
has been an abundance of quality
performances. The Boston Sym-
phony gave its usual fine concert
and the Cleveland Orchestra was
also heard early in the season.
Two non-professional orchestral
concerts have also been given. The
University Orchestra and the Ann
Arbor Civic Symphony have both
given fine concerts. Many people
fail to realize that these local
umnn exivset andgie enn seantl

of portions of Aida topped many
professional performances.
The Dramatic Arts Center has
also added to Ann Arbor's musical
activity. On two occasions it has
presented all musical programs.
The first to appear was John Jacob
Niles in a program of folk music.
Later in the year Camelia and
William Doppman, residents of
Ann Arbor, gave a concert of Piano
and Cello music.
* * *
AFTER READING this long list
of performances that have taken
place in Ann Arbor this fall one
might deduce that this is a very
unusual year. The truth is that
it is actually quite ordinary. Al-
though there have been about 50
musical performances so far, this
constitutes only about one-fourth
of the total number of concerts
per season. The School of Music
alone presents 120 concerts from
September to July.
In the spring the Chamber
Music Festival, the May Festival,
and the two regular concert series
have many outstanding programs
planned. Perhaps the most inter-
esting series of these will start on
February 15. Myra Hess will be
the first of three of the greatest
pianists of our time to appear in
Ann Arbor within the space of a
month. The other two are Artur
Rubinstein and Walter Gieseking.
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by Dick Bibler

... music highlight
sound achieved by the Chorale was
amazingly excellent.
Another performance not to be
overlooked is that of the Choral
Union. This year's "Messiah" was
probably the best heard in Ann
* * *
ZINKA MILINOV opened the
concert season. Although her per-
formance in Hill was not spec-
tacular, recent reviews of her.
singing at the Met indicate that
she regained her fine vocal quality.
Only one other vocal soloist has
given a performance in Ann Arbor
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