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Sixty-Sixth Year

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"When Opinions Are Free
Truth Will Prevail"

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.

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Brandt's Denial of TV Rights
Violates Right to Know

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Guinness, Little Old Lady
Spar in 'Lad ykillers'
NOW and then an exceptionally fine film such as "The Ladykillers",
appears on the movie horizon to hamper the style of the 'profession-
al' critic. The reknown reviewer, jealous of his reputation for sharp
and satirical analysis can only express his true enthusiasm by chewing
viciously on his eraser and penciling a few brief paragraphs of the
most perfunctory praise.
The collegiate brand of reviewer unlike his more noted colleagues
has only an amateur standing and therefore is not to be condemned
for unleashing his unqualified enthusiasm.
"THE LADYKILLERS" is by far the most delectable of the many
treats which mobile-faced Alec Gunness has served up to his many de-
votees. In this delightfully complex comedy,, Guiness has been freed
from the dark garb which he donned for his dramatic role in "TIhe


ROF. CARL G. BRANDT, secretary of the
University Lecture Committee, should be
held responsible for his misinterpretation of
* Regent's Bylaw 8.10.
The opening paragraph of the Bylaw con-
cerning the use of University property by
students reads: "Use of Lecture Rooms and
Auditoriums. The policy of the Board of
Regents is to encourage the timely and rational
discussion of topics whereby the ethical and
intellectual development of the student body
and the general welfare of the public may be
promoted and a due respect inculcated in the
people for society at large and for the con-
stituted government of the state and nation."
Recently, Brandt refused the campus Young
Republicans the privilege of making television
arrangements for former governor of- New
York Thomas E. Dewey's address last night in
Hill Auditorium.
Lewis Engman, president of the YR's, said
that h4 was refused TV rights by Brandt be-
cause, "Brandt said the University would not
enjoy the association with a partican political
S IS ANEMIC. It has no justification in
the "intellectual development and general
welfare of the public" Bylaw.
This is another narrow, conservative deci-
sion by an administrator, shackled by the
caution of a University impeded, not abetted,
by a 'what will they think' tradition.
1956 is an election year. Sixty million
Americans must decide the political destiny
of our country. To do this with competence
voters must be informed. Television is a medi-
um enabling more Americans to receive infor-
nation and opinion than ever before.
Brand's decision, besides violating the spirit

of the Regent's Bylaw, has the University saying
in effect, "Education and opinion are fine, but
their boundaries are our vain political aloof-
By allowing Gov. Dewey to speak in Hill
Auditorium, the University is sanctioning a
partisan political address in the interest of the
academic community. By denying TV rights,
the University is restricting essential informa-
tion and opinion from those who must be
informed-the voters.
Some may say that the University has "equal
time" fears. Senator Paul Douglas, Democrat
from Illinois, could be offered similar TV
opportunities whilch should have been granted
Gov. Dewey for his election year kickoff address.
rjHERE is more to the incident than this,
even more than the discrepancies that per-
meate it. Brandt made the TV denial him-
self-none of the five other committee members
were consulted. He is not even, chairman of the
Committee, only it's secretary. How many
times has this happened before 'informally?'
Brandt denied even film and tape recording
privileges to the Young Republicans. In many
ways these restrictions are more stringent and
narrow than the television denial.
But essentially the decision was one of cau-
tious, poor judgement. This caution had the.
net affect of restricting knowledge, information,
and opinion, supposed hallmarks of an educa-
tional institution.
There is an insane irony in the decision Mr.
Brandt made for the University-because of
excess concern for what 'people might think.'
the University denied voters in this state and
throughout the country a chance to think..

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High Prices: Campaign Issue

Dulles' Two Policies

T HERE, IS popular theory these days that
Secretary of State John Foster Dulles is a
man of two policies, one public, one private.
Disregarding the political value of a double
policy, Dulles' latest brainchild, the Suez Users
Association, seems to be a product of that
one-two-public-private style of action.
Ostensibly, the Users Association was created
to serve one function, that of dealing with the
Nasser government. With Nasser calling the
Association thet arm of imperialism and a plan
to wrest control of the canal from the Egyp-
tians, there is little chance that the Users
Association will ever serve as the arm for
negotiation with Egypt.
On the other hand, the Association is pres-
ently disinclined to ward the use of force in
settling the matter. Moreover, it claims that
it cannot hope to gain anything by boycotting
the canal.
FOR WHAT PURPOSE, then, did Dulles sug-
gest such an organization? The answer may
be in the statement that the Association is not
"presently"'considering the use of force. The
reason for the "presently" lies in the coming
November elections. With the memories of the
Korean war still ingrained in the minds of
too many Americans, Dulles cannot afford to
endorse any plan committing the U.S. to armed
action before November.,
Although the Users Association denies it in-
tends to use force in the Suez, a better state-
ment would be that, once again, we see an
example of the Dulles style of having separate
public and private policies. Should the Repub-

licans win in November, there is. a great possi-
bility the Users Association's policies in the
Suez will become increasingly militant, for it
seems unlikely that Dulles, Eden and Co. can
horn their way back into the Suez without
resorting to force.
New Look on State Street
A Cooperative Effort
crossed State Street at least once, by now.
These lucky persons don't know the joys they
For several years, State Street was known
as a haven for rain puddles, a narrow alley
where speeding motorists happily bumped along
a main thoroughfare. Indeed, marchers in
the Michigras parade suddenly disappeared in.
the gaping holes. Cyclists ruined all sorts of
things on their bikes. Pigeons made nests in
the streets, and cheerful wanderers fell.
But things have changed. Gone are the gay
experiences of tripping in holes, falling in ruts.
The street has been widened, smoothly asphalt-
ed, and returning University students were
greeted with the product of cooperation be-
tween the city and the University. Unbelieving,
wide-eyed new students were told fascinating
tales of 'holey' streets.
Goodbye, memories of old-Hello and Hurrah
for the new look on State Street.

W ASHINGTON - It isn't sup-
posed to be sprung until later
in the campaign, but the Demo-
crats are preparing an answer to
the GOP "prosperity" theme. They
intend to use the Eisenhower Ad-
ministration's own statistics.
Figures compiled by the Labor
Department show,that housewives
are paying the highest food prices
in history-despite last week's2/10
of 1 per cent drop. Meanwhile, the
farmers are getting less for their
crops. This means the middle-
men-the big processors and pack-
ers - arepocketing the difference
at the expence of both housewives
and farmers.
Significantly, most of Secretary
of Agriculture Benson's so-called
"farm" advisers, serving on his
cheese program that backfired,
for example, was recommended by
A. W. Sigmund of Kraft cheese.
Under this program, the Agricul-
ture Department bought cheese
from the companies, then sold it
back to them at a profit without
the cheese ever leaving the ware-
** *
THIS WAS widely advertised
as a subsidy to helpthe dairy far-
mers. But all it did was benefit the
cheese middlemen. The cheese
deal was so smelly that the Justice
Department, under prodding from
Congress, has ordered the cheese
companies to pay back their wind-
fall profit to the government.
The Labor Department figures,
which the Democrats intend to
fling at the Republicans, are based
on a survey of food prices in over
50 key cities. Prices in January,
1953-when the Eisenhower Ad-
ministration took office-are com-
pared with July, 1956.
* * *
ACCORDING to these official
figures, white bread has jumped
from 16 to 18 cents a loaf since

Eisenhower took office; peanut
butter from 49 to 54 cents a can;
grape jelly from 24 to 27 cents a
jar; coffee from 86 cents to $1.05
a pound; milk, 19 to 20 cents a
quart; lard, 16 to 20 cents; oat-
meal, 18 to 19 cents; Vpda crackers,
25 to 27 cents; pork. chops, 73 to
86 cents; canned salmon, 53 to 60
cents; dried prunes, 29 to 36 cents;
cola drinks, 29 to 33 cents.
A few basic items have dropped
in price, including round steak
from $1.03 to 88 cents a pound;
ce cream from 30 to 29 cents a
pint; and butter from 80 to 72
cents a pound. Oranges have gone
up from 54 to 66 cents a dozen;
canned orange juice from 34 to 38
What all these figures add up to
is the highest grocery bills in U.S.
history for housewives-and Dem-
ocrats ntend to throw this back at
Esenhower on the prosperity issue.
* * *
POLITICAL pundits are trying
to gauge what effect the inter-
racial school row in Kentucky will
have on the hot race for the Sen-
,ate, in which Eisenhower forces
are trying to bump off the No. 2
Democratic leader of the Senate,
Earle Clements, and ex-Gov. Law-
rence Weatherby, who is running
for the seat of the late Alben
Barkley. .
Neither Clements nor Weather-
by has the bona fide support of
their fellow Democrat, Gov. Happy
Chandler. Happy is officially sup-
porting Clements, after doing his
best to defeat him in the Demo-
cratic primary; but he is bitter
against ex-Governor Weatherby.
At first it was suspected that
the school row in Sturgis, Ky.,
might have been stirred up by
Chandler forces in order to em-
barrass Clements, since it occurred
In Clements' home county, and
since the opposition to Negroes

attending Sturgis schools was in-
spired by Chandler's close friend,
W. W. Waller, a farm implement
* * *.-
FURTHERMORE, the school
principal, Carlos Oakley, who stood
up for the right of Negro children
to attend school, was a close friend
of Senator Clements. Thus the sit-
tiatlon could have lost votes for
Clements, who has always sup-
ported the Supreme Court deci-
sion an ddid not sign the Congres-
sional southern manifesto.
However, Chandler's calling out
the Kentucky National Guard has.
now put him squarely on the side.
of the Negro. So he's unpopular
with some whites, a hero with
others. General consensus of the
politicoes is that the school con-
troversy hasn't changed many
Kentucky votes.
* * e
,THE AGENTS who collect our
Income taxes are more efficient
these days, thanks to the new com-
missioner, Russell C. Harrington.
Actually few people realized how
low the spirits of internal revenue
employees sank under their former
boss, T. Coleman Andrews. An-
drews hated the income tax, con-
sequently made his tax collectors
feel he hated them too.
While nobody likes to pay taxes,
and for that reason tax agents
aren't particularly loved, never-
theless the entire structure of gov-
ernment collapses without them.
Furthermore, most tax agents are
hard working, dedicated, under-
paid men.
. Since taking office last Decem-
ber, Harrinton has traveled far
and wide to meet internal revenue
employees. As a result he's accom-
plished miracles in restoring the
dignity of his once dispirited work-
(Copyright 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

Prisoner", and emerges in Techni-
color alternately arrayed in tweeds
and macintosh.
As the sinister and slack-
mouthed Professor Marcus, Alec
lends his own British flavor to
the Bogart tradition as he bares
his front teeth, grins, and hunches
his shoulders simultaneously.
Directing his four cronies,
Louie, One-Round, Harry and Ma-
jor Courtney, he displays the
same clever criminality and deceit
which he so artfully practiced in
"The Lavender Hill Mob." How-
ever, in spite of all the escapades
performed by these five captivat-
ing gentlemen who all manage to
fit into a phone booth with amaz-
ing dexterity, the picture is the
complete property of a sprightly
newcomer with the unassuming
name of Katie Johnson.
* * *
must be well into her seventies, if
not past them, steals every scene
through sheer complacency. Katie
portrays the lovable and grand-
motherly Mrs. Wilburforce, who
has an implicit faith in humanity
and the police force. Throughout
the picture she wears a mild-man-
nered expression whether she is
engaged in repairing the plumb-
ing, serving tea amidst the curios
of her ultra-Victorian parlour or
causing a riot in a cobblestone
Above all she is the determined
woman of principle and will not
tolerate injustice in any form. Her
lavender-gowned and bonnetedq
figure moves through the plot
with devastating certainty.
Quartered in Mrs. Wilburforce's
house near the railroad siding, the
quintet of ladykillers manages to
commit a large-scale crime against
the crown and involve their land-
lady as an accomplice before she-
becomes aware of their deception.
* * *
FOM THIS point on, the pace
of the fast-moving plot is doubled
as Mrs. Wilburforce attempts to
shame her lodgers into confessing
and the robbers try to convince
themselves to do away with Mrs.
Neither accomplishes their aim,
but there is plenty of room for
additional. surprises before the.
-film reaches its some-what gory
Director Mackendrick has drawn
exceptional performances from an
extremely able cast; technical ex-
cellence plus a well-timed and
tuned musical score make "The
Ladykillers" a must.
-Mary Lee Dinger
to the
Poor Coaching .. .
To the Editor:
Our football season hasn't
started yet, but let's get one thing
straight before it does. MICHI-
GAN IS LOADED this. year. With-
both Michigan State and Ohio
State suffering heavy losses from
graduation, no other team in the
Big Ten can match us in strength,
depth, or experience.
The only conceivable "weak
,spot" on this team is tackle. Last
year's first-stringers are back
again, but it could be argued that
they were rather weak last year
and that we can't expect too much
of them this season. But last year's
weakness at tackle was just a re-
currence of our perennial weak-
ness: POOR COACHING, Anyone
who doesn't believe this can try

explaining why John Morrow, a
second string tackle last year, is
now a first string guard for the
Los' Angeles Rams. Another note
of interest along the same line is
that Lou Baldacci, last year's
"weak" fullback, is now the Pitts-
burgh Steelers' first string full-
This year's team, with all its
power, should be a prominent,
well-rounded solid title contender
all season. If any one team should
win the Big Ten championship,
that team is Michigan. Only one
thing is certain. If Bennie Ooster-
baan and his staff sit back and
rest on their laurels as they did

(Continued from Page 2)
University Lecture sponsored by the
Department of Botany.
Professor E. G. Pringheim of the
Institute of Plant Physiology at the
University of Gottingen, Gottinger,
Germany will talk on "The Reation be
tween Nutrition and Taxonomic Posi-
tion in the Algae" on FrL, Sept. 28 at
4:15 p.m. in room 1200 Chemistry-Phar-,
macy Building.
Astronomy Department, V i s i t o r
Night. Friday, September 28, 9 p.m.
The meeting place has been changed
from 2003 Angell Hall to Auditorium A.
Dr. Dean B. McLaughlin will speak on
"The Surface of Mars." After the talk
the Student Observatory on the fifth
floo- of Angell Hall will be open for
inspection and for telescopic obser1,a-
tions of Mars. Children welcomed, but
must be accompanied by adults.
American Chemical Society Lecture,
Friday, Sept. 28 at 8:00 p.m., Room 1300
Chemistry Butiding. Dr. J. Cymern .x
Craig of theUniversity of Sydney, Aus-
tralia, Will speak on "Some Topics i,
Synthetic Organic Chemistry".
Placement Notices
The following districts In Africa have
listed vacancies on their teaching staff
for the 1956-57 school year.
The Gold Coast-(Catholic secondary
School in Kumasi) - All subjects (: as-
ter's degree preferred). Lecturer in Civ-
il Engineering Math; Accounting; Phy-
aics (Ph.D. Pfd.)
Kenya: Lecturers in Civil1Engineering
Electrical Engineering, Mechanical |fl- -
gineering; Architecture; Geology; Our-
veying; Town Planning; Acountancy;
Geography; Physics Chemistry; Biology
Mathematics; Economics. (Ph.D. pre-
Uganda Teacher of Math; Geogra-
phy; Science; History; Agriculture;
Electrical Engineering; Building; Auto-
mobile Engineering for secondary
.Sierra Leone: Lecturers in Physics;
Math for College. (Ph. D. preferred.)
Nigeria: Teacher (women) for sec.
ondary schools and teacher-training in
Art, Biology; Physical Education; Mu-
sic. Masters' degree preferred.
Onitsha -= Teacher of Mary Arch.
Drawing;. Physics; Chemistry; Biology;
English Language/English Lit./Latin
and/or French; Game master for Physt-
cal Training and Sports.
Lecturer in Electrical Engineering;
Mechanical Engineering; Architecture;
Building; Math; Graphic Design, Ph.D.
South Africa: Substitute lecturer In
Economics.- one year beginning July
1, 1957. College level, man, Ph.D. pre-
ferred. Teacher of Biology with Math,
Chemistry or Physics as minor at
church school.
Southern Rhodesia: Penhalonga -
Head of Science Department in Angl-
can school. Male, unmarried, mem-
ber of Episcopal church, M. A. degree
in Science.
The following schools have listed va-
cancies on their teaching staffs for the
1956-57 school year.
Britton, Michigan --'lementary, 8th
South Lyon, Michigan - High School
Science (Chemistry, Physics and Bio.
logy); -junior High Math-;y day, mor-
nings; Elementary Phys. Ed. (4th, 5th,
6th grade) man preferred, %A day.
For additional information contact
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Ad-
ministration Building, N o r m an d y
3-1511, Ext. 489.
The following student sponsored so-
cial events are approved for the com-
ing weekend. Social chairmen are re-
minded that requests for approval for
social events are due in the Office of
Student Affairs not later than 12 a'cloc
noon on the Tuesday prior to the event.
Sept. 27, 1956: Mosher.
Sept. 28, 1956: Delta Sigma Theta,
Delta Theta Phi, Newman Club, Ty-
ler, Wenley.
Sept. 29, 1956 (1 o'clock closing)Aca-
cia, Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha Chi Sigma,
Alpha, Epsilon Pi, Alpha Kappa Kappa,
Alpha Lambda, Alpha Sigma Phi, Alpha
Tau Omega, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Chi,

Delta Tau Delta, Delta Theta Phi, Delta
Upsilon, East Quadrangle, Gomberg,
Hinsdale, Jordan, Michigan, Newberry,
Phi, Alpha Kappa, Phi Chi, Phi Delta
Theta, Phi Epslon Pi, Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi Kappa Tau, Phi
Rho Sigma, P1 Lambda Phi, Psi - Omega,
Reeves, Scott, Sigma Alpha Epsilon,
Sigma Alpha Mu, Sigma Chi, Sigma
Nu, Tau Delta Phi, Theta Xi, Zeta Beta
Combustion Enginereing, Inc., Reac-
tor Development Div., Windsor, Conn.,
is lool:ing for all levels of Metallurgists,
Metallurgical, Nuclear, Mechanical (heat
transfer & stress) Engineers, Physicists,
& Mathematicians. Man will be in De-
troit this Friday & Saturday for in-
terviews with alumni.




Joint Judic Shows Poor Reasoning


IT IS SURPRISING to find Joint Judiciary
Council adppting expediency as its motto and
acting in the special interests of fraternities
and sororities to the detriment of student
body in Toto.
The Council had a problem on its hands
when it returned this fall to find two vacancies,
Editorial Staff
RICHARD SNYDER, Managing Editor
#Editorial Director City Editor
GAIL GOLDSTEIN ........... Personnel Director
ERNES'1 THEODOSSIN.......... Magazine Editor
JANET REARICK Associate Editorial Director
MARY ANN THOMAS...........- Features Editor
DAVID GREY............ Sports Editor
RICHARD CRAMER ........ Associate Sports Editor
STEPHEN HEILPERN .....,.. Associate Sports Editor
VIRGINIA ROBEiTSON ...... .... Women's Editor
JANE- FOWLER........... Associate Women's Editor
AR1LTNE LEW S............. Women's Feature Editor
VERNON SiDEN. .........Chief Photographer
Business Staff
DAVID SILVER, Business Manager
MILTON GOLDSTEIN .... Associate Business Manager
WILLIAM PUSCH............ Advertising Manager
CHARLES WILSON .......Finance Manager

both male. Joint Judic normally appoints one
alternate for each sex when regular members
are chosen. This left the Council without a
procedure for filling the second vacancy.
Normal method of selecting Joint Judic mem-
bers calls for all-campus petitioning, open to
any student, and selection by Student Govern-
ment Council and Joint Judie following inter-
THE NORMAL WAY is being short cutted by
eliminating all-campus petitioning and lim-
iting interviewees to those students nominated
by SGC membersfil It is, hoped that this will
drastically reduce the number of applicants for
the position and thus shorten interviewing time.
Why does it all have to be done so quickly?
SGC and Joint Judic maintain that fraterni-
Lies and sororities have rushing for the next
few weeks and it takes so much time that
there isn't enough left to conduct interviewing
We have no quarrel with the method selected.
There are many ways to fill vacancies equit-
ably. Our concern is with the rationale, with
the attention being given a small group of
The argument that Joint Judic and SGC
members have to rush for their respective
houses an dwon't have time to open petitioning

The Difficulty of A New Policy

AMONG those who are dealing
responsibility with the Middle
East, no one in the West, I think
it is fair to say, has as yet been
able to expound a policy which
looks ahead. Few will deny that a
new relationship will have to be
worked out ,with the Arab states,
and that for the Western nations
there lies ahead, as in Suez, a
period when they will have to re-
negotiate many vested interests.
But as to what the new relation-
shrip can and should become, as to
how it is to be brought about, there
is as yet no policy, indeed little
more than a series of rear-guard
It would not be too difficult
to define a new policy if the prob-
lem in the Middle Eastern coun-
trifes were solely and simply how
to end colonialism, how to liqui-
date imperial rule and to acknow-
ledge their sovereign independence.
Britain has shown in India, Paki-
stan, Burma and Ceylon that this
problem is soluble. We have shown
it in rh and in +th-Philinnin s_

of a broad and far-reaching policy.
A broad policy with Egypt would
mean underwriting the construc-
tion of the Aswan Dam, would
mean a negotiated peace in Pales-
tine, and would mean a moderni-
zation of the Suez arrangements in
order to liquidate the remnants of
nineteenth-century imperialism, as
represented by the old Suez Com- -;
pany. But the revolutionary gov-
ernment of Col. Nasser is too
weak, too unstable emotionally and
too reckless to play its part in such
a policy.
* * *
the policy of a new relationship
with the Middle East is not in how
to describe and define its princi-
ples. They are well known and
they have been put into practice
elsewqhere. The practical difficulty
is, first of all, to identify the new
ruling class with whom the new
relationship must be worked out.
In some countries this new ruling
class, though it is in the making,
has not yet come to the surface.
Then, there is the practical diffi-

that i nthe Soviet world the tech-
nical intelligentsia is one of the
privileged classes and that its
privileges are likely to continue,
if not. actually to increase, in the
* * *
THE WEST, Mr. Laqueur goes
on to say, "has suggested various
reforms such as Point Four, which
may bring economic relief to the
masses and may be welcomed by
them in accordance with their in-
terests. But they are hardly apt
to catch the imagination of the
key group, the intelligentsia. The
Communists, on the other 'hand,
turn almost exclusively to the - in-
telligentsia." They appeal not to
the great masses who are quite
unready for political power but to
the new ruling class. They are
proposing to them a plan of eco-
nomic reconstruction, which prom-
ises much quicker results than
anything we can propose, and with
it all the privileges of supreme
personal power for themselves.
The Middle East is a classic ex-
ample of being able to know what


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