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Sixty-Sixth Year

"Well, Nobody Can Say I'M Not Keeping on
.A High Level"

"When Opinions Are Free
Truth Will Prevail"

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily exp ress the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
Biddin System"
Needs Revamping
'D ON'T try to put on any airs, just be natur- other schools and could easily be utilized here.
al." is the annual advice doled out by In the process, bidding is accomplished much
gushing counselors. But put yourself in the the same as it is here but insuring a place for
place of an incoming freshman, feeling a'lack everyone, without his knowing whether or not
of security gnawing at the pit of his stomach, placements are a matter of chance or choice.
and try not to be reserved, tongue-tied and Those interested in rushing sign up, tour the
awkward. houses, and are evaluated by the members. At
Perhaps you have the easy self-confidence to the end of rushing, however, the rushee is asked
see you through tours of house after house, to list the houses in the order of his preference,
But there is a good chance that you don't. And and the houses are asked to do the same with
if you don't have the ability to speak easily the rushees. Then lists are matched and, as
to strangers, what do you think your chances far as possible, candidates are placed in the
of getting a bid will be? house of their choice. Those not fitting into
The, greatest charge that can be leveled a given house quota are placed in the house
against the fraternity system is seen here. highest on their list.
Those who need the sense of belonging which
a group offers are those least likely to be asked THE advantage of this system is that anyone
to join. Those, who already have the sense of who so desires joins a social organization.
belonging which breeds self-confidence are No one is completely turned down. And those
likely to be bid; but the sensitive, shy insecure who need fraternity life the most are able to
person, who needs companionship the most, is join.
the one most often denied it. The greatest objection will be that many men
Realizing the irreparable damage done to are foisted on houses which don't really want
many youngsters by the further inferiority com- them, but a careful examination will show that
plexes forced upon these least likely to get the extent of this will be small. Some houses
bids, a great many leading schools have abol- will be interested in men with athletic ability
ished the bidding system practiced here, sub- and men who would tend to choose on that
stituting one or another type of social group basis will naturally rate those houses highest.
organization, and rendering a service to those Brains will gravitate toward other brains, par-
who would normally be hurt. ty boys will drift toward their kind, and so on
With an increasing number of students want- down the line. The character of a house would
Ing to join social organizations, perhaps now be only slightly altered.
Is the time to survey the situation at Michigan Loss of individuality is, most definitely, aj
and eliminate the un-willingly malicious snob- phrase that frightens many fraternity and sor-
bery of the fraternity system. ority members. But the number of associated
people will increase and many sharp people,.
N O ONE in his right mind would suggest that"whose qualities are often missed in the mob
fraternities and sororities be driven off this of rushees, will have their talents and abilities
campus. They contribute a great deal and are made available. Both of these factors will give
capable of contributing more. Moreover, the strength to the system.
University is not prepared to assume the res-
ponsibility of housing and feeding the vast MOST important, a great many individuals
number of students now living in the various will be given the chance to bring themselves
houses; nor does the city of Ann Arbor have out.
a place for them. No longer will it be heard in hash sessions,
A new system is needed whereby the present "This fraternity can do a great deal for this.
evils are done away with and yet one working fellow," answered by, "What do you think this
within the framework of current facilities and is, a hospital?" Much can be done for both
organization, the house and the man.
Such a system has been instituted at several -DAVID GELFAND
Is Unity the Answer.

T /


~ ~ '4~ j~srq.4 P$ell

Nixon, Hall, Influence

Associated Press News Analyst'
EVER SINCE the war the United States has
been torn between her traditional interest in
independence for colonial states and her need
for the European colonial powers as allies.
Secretary Dulles appears to believe now that
the time has arrived when the allies are suffi-
ciently stable to start speeding up their adjust-
ment to life without the type of hegemony on
which their economies have been so dependent.
For weeks the policy of the United States
has been under the concentrated scrutiny of
Asia, the Middle East and Africa in connection
with the Suez dispute.
The United States had helped Egypt obtain
the removal of British troops after a century
and a half of European domination, military,
political and economic.
Then the ruler of Egypt asserted ownership
of the Suez Canal, which is generally accepted
as a right. But he went about it in the wrong
THE UNITED STATES was in a position
where it could not champion the method by
which Egypt was asserting independence, nor
yet support the allies tin their first reaction,
Which was to wipe out Nasser and retake the
canal willy nilly.
It was a concrete projection of the broad
general problem which has been so troublesome
in American foreign policy.
This policy, perhaps more through juxta-
position than intent, has now become mixed
up with the problem of Europe itself.
The ability of France and Germany to settle
Editorial Staff
Editorial Director City Editor
GAIL GOLDSTEIN ............ Personnel Director
ERNEST 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 ROBERTSON,,..........Women's Editor
JANE FOWLER.......... Associate Women's Editor
ARLINE LEWIS .,........... Women's Feature Editor
VERNON SODEN .............. Chief Photographer
Business Staff
DAVID SILVER, Business Manager
MILTON GOLDSTEIN .... Associate Business Manager
WILLIAM PUSCH ............ Advertising Manager
CHARLES WILSON .............. Finance Manager
PATRICIA LAMBERIS.........Accounts Manager
HENRY MOSES ........Circulation Manager

the Saar problem between themselves has been
seized upon by the European confederationists
as a great new success for their idea. Chancellor
Adenauer of West Germany has even gone so
far as {to suggest that Britain join in making
Europe a great third power in the world, and
Dulles has promptly seconded the general idea.
THE IDEA sounds fantastic. But many a
fantastic-sounding step toward greater unity
has been taken in Europe since the war, especi-
ally the creation of the European Coal and Steel
Community and of Western European Union,
which even now is being expanded into some-
thing far more important than a mere military
If Britain were to join a European federation
it would mean surrender of her sovereignty in
a great many matters, involving her position as
leader of the Commonwealth of Nations and the
.sterling bloc.I
But, as the United States contributes more
and more support to the evolutionary rather
than the revolutionary spread of independence,
as Dulles puts it, Britain is going to face a
speedup in the changes to which she already
has been submitting.
Withdrawal into new positions must become
the strategy of the colonial powers. The prob-
lem is vastly complicated by the necessity of
scotching, at the same time, the efforts of
Russia to fill such vacuums as may be created.
IT JUST COULD BE that greater unity and
economic pooling among the colonial powers
themselves will prove to be the answer.
If so, it will be both a revolutionary and an
evolutionary concept, not to be born full-grown
on any foreseeable given date.
And always in the background will be the
possibility that, in creating a third power in
Europe, there will also be created a third and
dangerous competitor for world power.
New Books at the Library
Armstrong, Charlotte - A Dram of Poison;
NY, Coward-McCann, 1956.
..Brunetti, Marie and others - Venice, The
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.. Courthion, Pierre - Montmartre, The Taste
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Freidin, Seymour and Richardson, William
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Jacobson, Dan - Dance in the Sun; NY,
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Kauffmann, Stanley - Man of the World;
NY, Rinehart, 1956.
Landon, H. C. Robbins and Mitchell, Donald,

WASHINGTON - What induced
the President to change his
mind about a hard-hitting cam-
paign was two yeports, one from
Vice President Nixon, the other
from Chairman Len Hall.
Nixon telephoned The White
House after his spedch in Houston
warning that Texas would go Dem-
ocratic unless Eisenhower went on
the hustling with both a lot of
speeches and tough speeches.
Simultaneously, Len Hall went
around to The White House with
the most doleful news of all, name-
ly that Washington and Oregon
seemed to be veering over to the
Democrats and that California
looked bad too. Opinion on the
latter state came from Nixon, him-
self a Californian, who expressed
the opinion that Senator Tom
Kuchel would lose to Democratic
candidate Dick Richards unless
Ike took a fast trip out to the
west coast himself.
* * *
CHAIRMAN HALL also feared
that Senator Magnuson in Wash-
ington and Senator Wayne Morse
in Oregon were running ahead of
Governor Arthur Langlie and ex-
Secretary of the Inter Doug Mc-
There's a strong suspicion that
the reports laid on Ike's doorstep
were not actually as bad as gIall
and Nixon indicated; that they ex-
aggerated somewhat in order to
put the heat on the President to
campaign. Whether this is true or
not, the two men got results. The
last thing the President wants is
to be defeated. He promised to
take off the gloves.
* * *
THE SUDDEN and mysterious
trip of Khrushchev and Tito from
Belgrade to Yalta is considered the
worst news the west has had since
Col. Nasser seized the Suez Canal.
Western diplomats don't know
what exactly happened at the ,
hush-hush sessions between Tito

and Khrushchev on Tito's private
island of Brioni, but they do know
what happened before. It all seems
to have resulted from another
jerky move by John Foster Dulles.
Prior to the Khrushchev-Tito
meeting, American military men
had ok'd a quantity of jet fight-
ers for the Yugoslav Army. This
had been approved not only as a
part of the U.S.military build-up
for the Yugoslav army, but to keep
Russian MIG's out of Yugoslavia.
The jet deal was all set, had been
approved by the Pentagon, and
Tito had every reason to believe
the planes would begin arriving.
Then suddenly John Foster Dul-
les' over-ruled the Pentagon; can-
celled the planes.
* * * '
DULLES WAS understandably
scared of the anti-Tito Congres-
sional debate at the time, feared
reaction from his own Republican
leaders in the Senate. While he
may have been right in cancelling
the jets, the suddenness of the
move sent Tito into a tantrum.
He immediately invited the No.
1 Communist of Russia, party boss
Khrushchev, to come to Belgrade.
There they embraced like long-lost
brothers. Final result probably will
be complete re-entry of Yugoslavia
into the Soviet orbit.
Note--diplomats wish that Mr.
Dulles would move a bit slower,
not jerk the reins of foreign affairs
so hard. If he had stalled Col.
Nasser over the Aswan dam and
strung out his denial of funds for
a couple. of months, N a s s e r
wouldn't have lost face and felt
impelled to act against the West
by seizing Suez. Likewise, if Dulles
had delayed a decision on the jets
to Tito and stalled on the excuse
of American elections, Tito might
not have flown into a sudden tan-
trum and rushed into the arms of
the Kremlin.
* *,

Oregon, who first unearthed the
manner in which ex-Secretary of
the Interior McKay turned 400
acres of the Rogue River National
Forest over to the Al Sarena gold
mines, is now making it hot for
McKay's successor.
When new Secretary Fred Sea-
ton was in Oregon last summer,
Porter proposed that his Interior
Department take a new look at the
alleged gold ore which the Al
Sarena owners claim is valuable
enough to entitle them to take over
and cut down several million acre
feet of Douglas fir hitherto owned
by Uncle Sam. The ore on which
McKay based his ruling was sent
all the way to Mobile, Ala., home
town of the Al Sarena owners, to
be assayed, and later was thrown
into a river. So, there's consider-
able doubt as to whether the ore
had any gold in it worth mining.
Porter's proposal put Secretary
Eaton on something of a spot. But
he tried to get off.
* * *
"YOU TELL Senator Neuberger
to send his investigating report to
the Department of Justice," Sea-
ton replied. "If there's anything
wrong, they should act."
It so happens, however, that
Neuberger had sent his report to
the Ju st i c e Department two
months before.
So last week in Oregon, Porter
made another proposal. He wrote
Seaton that Seaton's man in Al-
bany, Ore., Mark L. Wright was-
ready to make a new assay of Al
Sarena ore, and that he, Porter,
was ready to put up $100 to pay for
the cost of the assay.
Meanwhile, an important Ore-
gon R e p u blic a n, ex-Governor
Charles Sprague, has written in
his Salem, Oregon Statesman that
the "mineral values 'of Al Sarena'
are marginal and the .decision
granting the permits hairline."
In other words, it looks as if
priceless Douglas fir- in a national
forest had been handed over to,
the friends of Oregon's GOP Con-
gressman Ellsworth just because
of his friendship with generous
Doug McKay-as this column first
reported on Oct. 22, 1954.
(Copyright 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc,)

to the
Down in Front!
To the Editor:
J AM wondering if you could not,
use the influence of your good
paper to help correct an aggravat-
Ing condition at the football
For some reason, at the UCLA
game, many of the students made
a practice of rising to their feet
to watch every play, at least in
the section in which we sat. I
have never seen the situation so
aggravated in 30 years as a spec-
Obviously, that is a useless sort
of thing, for if everybody will
remain seated, everybody could see
much better. In fact it is an old
saying that there is not one bad
seat in the whole Michigan Sta-
Perhaps you could use the good
offices of your editorial pages, or
your sports section, to address a
little reminder to the students on
this subject. It would be much
appreciated by us old grads who
can't stand the strain of getting
up and down every play!,
Let's all stand for the kick-off
and then sit down and enjoy the
remainder of the game!
-Clark M. Greenstreet, '36
Soph Show . .
To the Editor:
THE NIGHT of September 24
had long been awaited for.
Since May of last year the Central
Committee of the Sophomore Show
had focused its attention on the
mass meeting. All endeavors were
exerted towards the - success of
the meeting. In a word the suc-
cess of the show depended upon
the mass meeting.
The Central Committee was not
disappointed: the turnout was a
success, and a very favorable one
for a new show. Over 350 students
crowded the room in the League-
many sitting on the floor-to sign
up for committees and try out for
the cast.
The meeting was short, well con-
ducted, and entertaining. The
Central Committee, which is not
noted for its vocal talents, initi-
ated the program with publicity
songs for the show. After the Cen-
tral Committee was introduced,
Hank Kerr and Nancy Brecht
general co-chairmen, explained
briefly to the audience the history
and purpose of the show. Then, the
directors announced the tryout
schedule. Of main importance was
the announcement of the show to
be produced by the class of '59:
"Good News."
it is believed that the musical
comedy will best meet the need of
success. The show is light, enter-
taining, and is in the'spirit of the
football season. In the meantime,
sheets and class cards have been
distributed to all students. The
mimeographed sheet described the
various committees available; on
the class cards the students indi-
cated their choice of committee
and filled in necessary informa-
tion. Within thirfy minutes the -
meeting w4ks over. The Central
Committee ended the meeting with
the singing of "Good News."
With the generous turnout and
enthusiasm of the sophomores all
indications point to the success of
the first coed class project, and
the establishment of a new campus
tradition. We will be looking for-
ward to seeing you November fif-
-Pat Kelley,'59
-Robert F. Arnove, '59

Publicity Co-Chairmen
Pray For Peace
The answer to questions being
asked about the inscription, "Pray
for Peace" appearing on many
letters mailed in the U.S. lies in
legislative action.
Rep. Louis C. Rabaut of Michi-
gan introduced a bill in Congress
to provide for such a cancellation.
He thought that the words were
inspirational and would remind
people to pray for peace.
Congress passed the bill and it
was signed by President 'Eisen-
hower on June 20.

The Daily Official Bulletin is an of-
ficial publication of the University of
Michigan for which the Michigan Daily
assumes no editorial responsibility. No-
tices should be sent in TYPEWRITTEN
form to Room 3553 Administration
Building before 2 p.m. the day preced-
ing publication.
General Notices
Regents' Meeting: Fri, Oct. 26. Com-
munications for consideration at this
meeting must be in the President's
hands by Oct. 17.
University Directory. All additions and
corrections for listings already sent In
must be reported by Fri., Oct. 5. For,
further information, call Florence Boyd,
ext. 2152.
Blue Cross Group Hospitalization,
Medical and Surgical Service Programs
for staff members will be open from
Oct. 8 htru Oct. 19, 1956. for newd ap-
plications and changes in contracts now
in effect. Staff members who wish to
include surgical and medical services
should make such changes in the Per-
sonnel Office, Room 3012 Administra-
tion Building. New applications and
changes will be effective Dec. 5, with the
first deduction on Nov., 30. After Ot.
19, no new applications or changes can
be accepted until April, 1957.
University Terrace and Northwood'
Apartments -. Zero, one. and two bed-
room apartments are now available to
any person who is married and has .
a full-time academic appointment at
the University. You must have one
child to be eligible for the one bedroom,
units and two children to be eligible
for the two-bedroom units, Contact
E. H. Melhuish. 1060 Administration
Building, or phone NO 3-1511, Ext. 2662.
Women's Golf Club: Instruction meet-
ing from 4:15 till 5:00 p.m. on Wed., Oct.
3, at the W.A.B. Please bring a pitching
iron and your own practice balls. In
case of bad weather, the meeting will
be held on Wed.; Oct. 10.
Agenda Student Government Council,
Oct. 3, 1956. Michigan Union, 7:30. p.m..
Minutes of the previous meeting:
Officers' report: President - interim,
action, Oct. 4 Young Democrats -
Students for Stevenson, speaker, Doug-
las, Union Ballroom, 2:10 p.m.
vice-President, Treasurer,
Coordinating and Counselling: Cam.
pus Chest, May 5-11.
National and International: NSA Con-
gress, officer visit Oct. 9
Campus Affairs: Out-of-order Regis-
tration passes, report Activities Hand
Educational and social welfare: Lec-
ture Committee, Orientation Commit-
Cinema Guild Study Committee, pro-
gress report.
Activities: Oct. 16, Christian Science
Organization, lecture, Kellogg.
Oct. 21-26 International Students As-i
soc., UN week, co-sponsorship.
Nov. 8, 9, 10 Gilbert and Sullivan Soci-
ety. performances of Ruddigore" Ly-
dia Mendelssohn; Nov. 16 performance
in Detroit.
Old Business:
New Business:
Members-and constituents time:
Next Meeting Oct; 10, 1956, Union
Two Detroit Edison Upperclass Schol-
arships, each in the amount of $275, are
open for competition.
The first requires that the applicant
shall be a resident of the State of Mich-'
igan and shall have completed at least
one year of study in the College of En-
gineering with intentions to major in
those phases of mechanical or electri-
cal engineering that relate to the elc-
tric utility industry.
The second requires that an applicant
shall be a resident of the State of Mich-
igan and shall have completed' at least
one year of study in the University of
Michigan in a field that relates to the
electric utility industry such as econo-
mics, accounting, business and person-
nel administration.
The appligations should be on file
by Oct. 22 and may be obtained at the'
Scholarship Office, 113 Administration-
Applications for Fulbright Awards for

graduate study during the 1957-58 aca-
demic year are now available. Countries
in which study grants are offered are.
Australia, Austria, Belgium & puxem-
bourg, Burma, Chile, Denmark, finland,
France, Germany, preece, India, Italy,
Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nor-
way, Philippines, and the- United King-
dom. The grants are made for one aca-
demic year and include round-trip'
transportation, tuition, a living, allow-
ance and a small stipend for books and
equipment. All grants are made in for-
eign currencies.
Interested students who hold an A.B.
degree or who will receive such a de.;
gree by June 1957, and who are present.
ly enrolled in the University. of Michi-
gan, should request application forms
for a Fulbright award at the office of
the Graduate School. The closing date
for receipt of applications in Nov. 1,
Personsnot enrolled in a college or
university. in the spring or fall of 1956
should direct inquiries and requests ford
"applications to the Institute of Inter-
national Education, U. S. Student Pro.
gram, 1 East 67th Street, New York, 21,Es
New York. The last date on which ap-
plications will be issued by the Insti-
tute is October 25, 1956.
Applications for Buenos Aires Conven.
tion Awards for Graduate Study in Lat-
in America during the 1957-58 academic
year are now. available. Countries in
which study grants are offered are Bo-
livia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa{
Rica, Cuba, D o m i n i ca n Republic,
Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico,
Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru,
and Venezuela. Grantees are chosen by
the host government of each country
from a panel presented by the United
States Government. The United States
Government pays travel costs and host
governments pay maintenance allow-
ances and tuition fees. Grants gener-'
ally are for one academic year. but some
may extend for twelve months.
Interested students who hold an A.Br.
Degree or who will receive such a de-
gree by June, 1956, and who are pres-
ently enrolled in the University, 0F.

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