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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.


Wrong Kind of Spirit
In 'U'-MSU Paint Contest

AS WE anticipate next week's Big Ten opener
with Michigan State we can't help reflect-
ing on the silliness preceding recent install-
ments of the State-Michigan football rivalry.
Last year for instance 11 Michigan State
students spent a night in jail and went before
Municipal Court for a green and white paint
raid on the University campus. A year prev-
iously several University studentsspent an em-
barrassing day in East Lansing cleaning up
results of their paint raid the week before.
Things became so ridiculous last year that,
following the MSU raid on Michigan's campus,
East Quad students spent "constructive"
nights sitting up to 'get' the State raiders if
they returned. Fortunately nobody came back
from East Lansing but late strollers across
campus won't forget the sight of kids on
bicycles courageously patrolling University
Deans and student leaders have been trying
to discourage the pre-football game nonsense
for several years. Annually threats are made
by the Judiciary Councils that conduct unbe-
coming a student will be dealt with stiffly. Last
week the Councils from both schools met
jointly to issue a statement to that effect.
SUCH DETERENTS have rarely been effec-
tive. If nothing else they seem to goad the
students into paint jobs. Most of the students
feel in the first place they won't be caught
and secondly the threatened reprimands only
add to the daring of the adventure. It's much
more impressive to brag about escaping the
"campus cops" than to have spent several
peaceful' hours painting the MSU 'Sparty'
statue blue and gold.
Unfortunately the raids aren't fun for those
stuck with the results and, as preposterous as
rhis may sound, add very little glory to the
2epre2ned institution.
A catastrophe almost occurred last year.
Several State students tried painting a sand-
block establishment near campus. Fortunately
it was discovered \shortly after the paint was
applied and a paint remover crew was rushed
to the scene in time to save the edifice from
permanent disfigurement. If authorities hadn't
been able to get paint removers out of bed in
the middle of the night the expense for repair
would have been tremendous. The paint seeps
through the sand making removal impossible
after a few hours.
F COURSE the old defense is that the
students are just letting off steam and
demonstrating the true spirit for old U of M
or whatever the school might be. Anybody
who disagrees just doesn't have that old col-
lege spirit.

But this isn't the sort of spirit that brings
any glory to an individual and least of all to
U of M or MSU. Only constructive attainment
brings glory in the true sense of the word.
Those with momentous accomplishment here
at the University would rarely be caught wast-
ing an evening painting up another campus.
It's difficult to imagine the team's football
captain painting Sparty. They bring Michigan
glory with perspiration on the practice field
culminating in fine performances on Saturday
WE HAVE always been proud of the Univer-
sity's dignity when it comes to athletic
events. The football Saturday is held, in the
right perspeictive. The non-participant enjoys
watching the participating athletes but saves
his energies for constructive work in fields
where his work is worthy of recognition. But
once a year the University students descend to
another perspective popular on some campuses.
Maybe this void in the University's dignity
is no longer necessary.
Michigan State is now a University too.
Daily Managing Editor
Quick Recovery
Hoped For Ike
NEWS OF the President's sudden heart at-
tack has come as a severe shock to the
nation and the world. Naturally, it is a new
and unexpected factor which will have serious
political implications not only on the 1956
presidential race, but on the choice of candi-
dates. At this early date, predictions are al-
ready being made for next year.
However, important as the political impli-
cations may be, it is most necessary at the
present that President Eisenhower continue
his rapid improvement and recover as quickly
as possible.
DURING THE past few days, messages from
well-wishers throughout the world have
been flooding the White House and the Presi-
dent's residence in Denver. Members of all
faiths and denominations have knelt in solemn
prayer for the Chief Executive's health.
It is altogether fitting that good wishes and
heart-felt prayer be our first reaction to the
news. Whether or not the President runs for
re-election in 1956 is secondary to the fact
that he is President now. His vital role in
national and world politcs makes his speedy
recovery imperative.



O'Dwyer Comes Back Home

A MAN WHO knew the sidewalks
of New York as well or better
than Al Smith is coming back to
town today.
He used to pound them as a cop
in Brooklyn, he used to know al-
nost every kid who shot marbles
on those sidewalks, every peddler
who pushed a cart along them,
every housewife who swept dust on
them from her front door.
But the man who knew the side-
walks of New York so well made
two mistakes. First, he didn't know
what money had been raised by
certain men around him. Second,
he got married. A widower, he fell
in love with a beautiful decorator
half his age, took her to Mexico
where he became U.S. Ambassador.
The Mexicans loved him. And his
wife was the toast of the town -
later the talk of the town. She
knew other men as well . It almost
broke the man's heart. At his age,
63, love does not come easily,
wounds are not healed quickly.
Kefauver hearing in New York.
They disclosed that James Moran,
Deputy Fire Commissioner, had
been shaking down all sorts of
people for campaign contributions.
Ambassador O'Dwyer flew back
from Mexico- back to the side-
walks of New York to testify.
Across the table cross-examining
him was Rudolph Halley. The pub-
lic did not know at the time that
this young ambitious counsel for
the Kefauver Committee aspired
to be mayor of New York himself.
But Halley knew that if he made
headlines against an ex-mayor, he

might some day sit in that chair.
So Bill O'Dwyer, the immigrant
boy born in County Mayo, Ireland,
who had come up from cop to be
mayor of a great city and am-
bassador of a great country, found
himself like one of the bulls in the
arena in Mexico city which his
wife used to taunt and torment.
DURING THE war, Bill O'Dwyer
then a colonel, had been in charge
of the President's Refugee Com-
mittee, had led an underground
movement to get Jews out of Ger-
many. He had exposed the Nazi
soap factories at a time when
career diplomats in the State De-
partment wanted to hush up the
awful, unbelieveable atrocities of
Hitler. I know, because he sneaked,
out to me copies of the gruesome
reports the State Department did
not want published, and I publish-
ed them.
During the close of the war also,
Bill O'Dwyer, then an Brigidier
General, had gone to Italy and
fought for more food for the liber-
ated Italian people. He had fought
against the British contention that
the Italian food ration should be
only 300 grams. Again I know, be-
cause O'Dwyer showed me copies
of the repressive British orders and
I published them.
BUT IN THAT hour of attack,
when Bill O'Dwyer faced charge
and innuendo across the table from
an ambitious young lawyer, none
rose to defend the man who had
been their friend .
He stood alone - more alone

than the world realized, for his
wife had left him.
I have seen Bill O'Dwyer in
Mexico City since then. He's not
bitter, he's not in exile, he's not
looking for revenge.
He likes Mexico, likes to ilve
there, and the Mexicans like him.
They like him so well that when,
he and the United States Ambas-
sador accidentally happen to ap-
pear at the same function, Bill is
quietly asked to leave because the
adulation given him is so markedly
embarrassing to Ambassador
, *
gated backward and forward re-
garding his income taxes. The U.
S. Treasury has sent eight agents
to check and double-check. They've
even dug up the ground around
his brother's ranch in Southern
California to see if any of Jim
Moran's ill-gotten gains found
their way to O'Dwyer.
They have found nothing. The
only thing they've come up with
is an expense deduction that
O'Dwyer made when he flew to
New York from Mexico City to de-
fend himself before the Kefauver
hearings. He deducted the expense
of this trip, and the Treasury
claims this was not a proper de-
duction because he was not sub-
poenaed and did not have to come.
So, despite the investigations,
despite the criticisms, despite the
innuendo, Bill O'Dwyer is coming
home - back to see the Dodgers
he used to root for, back to the
canyons of Manhattan and above
all to the sidewalks of New York.

Illness felt
Associated Press News Analyst
If there is ever any doubt as to
which world figure touches the
lives of most people, it is always
resolved when something happens
to the President of the United
Business gasps, as reflected by
the American and British financial
markets yesterday.
There is never any hesitation in
the outpouring of sympathy, for
the American President always
represents a nation which has
demonstratpd its sympathy for all
-* * * -
THE IMPACT of other rulers
and other governors of other states
varies from time to time. Some
rulers have become ill and even
died to the cheers of large sections
of the world. But not America's.
Two questions became uppermost
when President Eisenhower became
ill on Saturday. Who would run
the government, and what would
happen to his program if he is
invalided for any great length of
The answers are still specula-
tive, niuch depending on just how
well the President gets along.
* * *
THERE IS no fixed precedent
for continuing the business of his
office when he is unable to do so,
nor any law about who can sign
for him. Heretofore, in the cases
of Garfield and Wilson, both of
whom were worse off while still
aliventhaneEisenhower appears to
be, the vice president and the
White House staff muddled along
with the help of the Cabinet, which
carried much of the responsibility.
The prospects are that govern-
ment functions can rock along for
quite a while, with the President's
policies being carried forward.
THE ABSENCE of the President
from the world political scene at
this moment, however, cannot be
minimized. Since his trip to Gen-
eva he has replaced the free world's
normal diplomatic functionaries as
the figure to whom people looked
for the conduct of negotiations
with Soviet Russia.
There is, for instance, the mat-
ter of America's reply to Premier
Bulganin's recent note about dis-
armament. If made without the
President, it will lose much of its
to the
(Letters must be signed, and limited to
300 words. The Daily reserves the right
to edit or withhold any letter.)
To the Editor:
Freshmen take note! Don't be-
lieve the superstitions you hear
about getting better and better
football seats as you become up-
perclassmen. With ten semesters
at Michigan behind you, you also
might sit in section 27 on the ten
yard line.
Call it bad luck? I call it Block
"M"; a clever scheme to give
underclassmen seats- that ought
to belong upperclassmen, but even
more terrible we students can't see
what a poor job the card wavers
are doing.

I say unblock ,the upperclass-
men! Move the Block "M" to the
end zone where 90% of the
stadium may see it instead of 55 %.
Yes, it would be smaller but per-
haps better for loosing the good
seat Charlies. Sure, it may fade
away, but then we could watch the
- Move Block 'M" and you also
may sit 1242 seats nearer to the
golden 50.
Jim Lewis, Grad.

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. Murry lrymer -
On Being Naive About Loyalty
~~~~ de _____

T N T E~ LE'AYS of McCarthy, Velde, Mc-
Carran, and Hall, it takes a great deal of
nerve to approach the subject of loyalty oaths
and not be entirely for them.
Or, some people might say, a great deal of
One of the results of the National Student
Association meeting in Minneapolis this sum-
mer was a statement worded: ". . . oaths re-
quiring individuals to indicate politcal beliefs,
affiliations and associatons are violations of
civil liberties."
More than anything else discussed at this
meeting, this 'statement drew the comments
of "adult" newspapers throughout the coun-
try. In general, opinion was not favorable.
SAID THE conservative Cleveland Plain Deal-
er: "You can expect a certain naivete in
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students, but does this group have to adver-
tise how naive its members are . . . the com-
mission has a lot to learn or is being misled."
The Plain Dealer then outlines the import-
ance of loyalty oaths to "sift out the disloyal
who are affiliated not with a legitimate politi-
cal party but with the Communist conspir-
acy ..."
While we don't dispute the "naivete" of col-
lege students, or the understandable fact that
they have a "lot to learn," we should not ex-
pect the same qualities in mature big city
A loyalty oath is a sworn statement that
the person is loyal to his country and its con-
stituton. That is fine, but need a person swear
that fact, at the risk of holding his job? Has
disloyalty now beconie so prevalent that for
the safety of the United States, thorough inves-
tigation of a man's beliefs must be made-or
he might destroy our very foundations of free-
AND IF THERE are those in our society, part
of a conspiracy to overthrow our liberties
in any way they can, does the Cleveland Plain
Dealer actually think these men would hesi-
tate to swear anything?
Unfortunately it is not the disloyal that the
loyalty oaths sift out. It is the conscientious
men and women, loyal to the constitution and
its guarantees of liberty, which hesitate to par-
ticipate in what is to them "unconstitutional"
and a blow to our civil liberties.
Whether a loyalty oath is actually uncon-
stitutional is secondary. What is most import-
ant is that freedom-loving peoples will fight to
stop, even at risking their jobs, what to them

Ike's Illness Means Chaos to GOP

(This is the first in a series discussing
the political situation resulting from
President Eisenhower's illness.)
The nation's first concern fol-
lowing President Eisenhower's un-
timely heart attack is quite prop-
erly with the Chief Executive's
health. His speedy recovery is the
universal wish of the American
But the political consequences
of the President's illness are
uniquely far-reaching, considering
the medical opinion that he may
be able to resume his full duties in
a few months.
The problem of running the gov-
rnment during the President's,dis-
ability is simplified by the fact
that, for better or worse, the
Eisenhower administration has op-
erated on a far more decentralized
basis than did those of his prede-
cessors. Also the nation is at least
temporarily enjoying a remarkable
freedom from crisis. :While the
farm problem and the Geneva
foreign ministers conference may
soon demand new decisions, -the
administration has determined the
major outlines of its policy in
those fields and little immediate
top-level direction is imperative.

Now it is virtually impossible
that he will be willing, even if
able, to undergo the ordeal of a
campaign and the strain of a sec-
ond term, which would end several
months after his 70th birthday.
For the Republicans, once united
from Maine to Nevada in their de-
sire to see the President run again,
it means chaos. The names of
Nixon, Warren, Stassen, Knowland,
Knight, Lodge and even Dewey and
Dirksen are all being mentioned as
Republican standard bearers, but
of course, none has the magic ring
of the name "Eisenhower."
That their ambitions are strong
none would deny save Warren, who
paradoxically might prove to be
the strongest of the pack, providing
he would agree and could grace-
fully resign office of Chief Justice.
Both would be probable only if
Warren were drafted by the White
Nixon, he showed rare wisdom
when he said recently: "The Re-
publican Party is not strong
enough to elect a President, but
needs a candidate strong enough
to get the Republican Party elect-

joying top position on the Presl-
dent's list of favorites. The list is
said also to include Harold Stassen,
who seems past his political prime,
and the able U.N. delegate, Henry
Cabot Lodge, Eisenhower's pre-
convention campaign manager.
- (Tomorrow: "Ike's Influence on
the GOP)


by Dick Bibter

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