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Sixty-Sixth Year

"Oh, Brother!"

"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.
Sexton's Prejudiced Criticism
Emotional and Undocumented
BRENDAN Sexton's criticism of the Republl- ELECTION campaigns should certainly b
can party Wednesday night contained sever- forceful, vigorous, and, if the facts warrant
al unjustified refernces to racial, religious, and it, aggressive. No one is justified in saying that
nationalistic prejudice. this or that subject shouldn't be,discussed, be-
It is just as well that the educational di- cause "it isn't fair," or "it isn't the sort of thing
rector of the United Auto Workers identifies that should enter into It."
himself as "not a regular Democrat." The party If the Republicans, as Sexton believes,
would not be aided by the manner in which or the Democrats or the Vegetarians are biased,
Sexton sought to demonstrate that the Demo- then the subjct is fair game for any speaker.
crats are most representative of tie people of But the emotional, undocumented accusations
the United States. which he presented were sadly lacking in ra-
Sexton claimed that "Arizona Al (Cobo) tional content.
was elected mayor of Detroit becaus he was His technique of implication was an effective
low enough to conduct an anti-Negro cam- one, especially since it did not require the pre-
paign." He did not offer any example of this sentation of many facts as such. Sexton merely
anti-Negroism, nor did he suggest any way made several ill-advised accusations in a con-
in which his audience could find one for them- text of fairly intelligent political apalysis, and
selves.- did not bother to substantiate any one of them.
He labeled as "highly significant" the fact
that the only Jewish members of the Senate F COBO is anti-Negro, it would seem to pre-
were Democrats, saying nothing more, just sent an excellent opportunity for Sexton to
leaving a dusty insinpation in the minds of help the candidate of his choice. He would only
his listeners. need to revise his speech, add the record of
Sexton pointed out that the only Roman Cobo's violations and deliver it to the voters.
Catholic candidate for the presidency, Al Smith, Undoubtedly the facts are at hand, or Sexton
was a Democrat, and left another smudge hang- would not have felt justified in publicly ac-
ing, to fall and drift where it may. cusing the Republican candidate. Or did he?
He jok'ed about the assertation that "until If the GOP is anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic,
recently, a man with -ski on the end of his If the GOPiisateitic, anitholi
or would discriminate against "a man with -ski
name didn't have a chance in th Republican on the end of his name," then Sexton has a
Party." He cinched this by telling of the sup- moral obligation to finish the story he started
posed plight of Michigan party leaders who last Wednesday.
needed a -ski to win an election, and who found
themselves stuck with a Presbyterian. The rele- We have heard the accusations and are
vence of this anecdote seems, even on second waiting for the proof.
thought, as remote as its humor. -ALLAN STILLWAGON
Hou sing Probe Unwarr anted

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'Last Ten Days' Portrays
Hitler As Naive Maniac
AN AUSTRIAN import released through Columbia pictures "The Last
Ten Days' is characterized by a frankly moralistic tone. Based on
written records and the reports of various survivors, "Ten Days" is a
dramatic account of Adolph Hitler's final furious decade.
The picture dispenses with all conjectures about the Fuhrer's per-
sonality and presents him not as a controversial figure but as a rather
naive maniac who was deceived by dillusions of grandeur and con-
vinced that he had been appointed by Divine Providence to create
"The New" Germany.
* * s
As the demoniac dictator, Albin Skoda gives a sufficiently psycho-
pathic portrayal. With his slickly-oiled forelock drooping in one eye
he rants through his representation with as much gusto as any audi-
ence has a right to desire. In the damp Berlin bunker which serves





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as a refuge and headquarters for
what remains of the German Gen-
eral Staff Skoda stands before a
portrait of Frederick the Great
and waits for the same immutable
laws of History which condemned
Napolean to rescue him from a
similar fate. He refuses to admit
the superiority of the Russian
army and attributes his ultimate
defeat to a total collapse of Ger-
man willpower.
It is indeed difficult for the
audience to suppress a succession
of shudders as they view the
shocking parade of humanity
w hich director G. W. Pabst has
brought to the screen. The inevi-
table effects of the war are evi-
dent in the uncomprehending eyes
of the wounded and in the aimless
tread of the civilians who continue
to walk the bombed-out streets of
Berlin although they have no-
where to go.
Even the generals are disillu-
sioned and they have little else
to do except to drown their cal-
loused consciences in cognac and
convince themselves that theirs
was "never a Salvation Army" job
The disregard for human dig-
nity and individual worth which
characterized the Facist regime
is exemplified in the terrifying
scene which depicts the senseless
flooding of the Berlin subways.
An act which resulted in the death

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Chairman all's Strategy

THE NEW housing investigation is unwar-
Thursday, the Dean of Men's Office an-
nounced that it is launching a new investiga-
tion of housing on campus. The investigation
will concern bachelor students living in apart-
ments. The Dean's Office claims too many un-
married student are living in apartments, forc-
ing married students to seek housing far. from
campus. Perhaps this is true, but there are
other matters to be considered.
One must consider why unmarried males
occupy apartments. The Dean's Office, claims
that while ocupying off-campus apartments,
students often violate University regulations
pertaining to the presence of liquor and un-
chaperoned women in student housing. This,
certainly, cannot be offered as a major reason
why males prefer apartments.
THEBE are many valid reasons for living
in apartments. Most convincing is the argu-
ment of expenses. It has been proved, over and
over again, that living in apartments is cheap-
er than in University provided residence halls.
Three, four or five students in an apartment
with cooking privileges can get along less ex-
pensively than they could separately in a dor-
Now, it appears, the Dean of Men's Office

wants to evacuate these bachelor male students.
The question that comes to the fore is: Where
in the world does the Dean's Office plan to
house the students it evacuates?
Residence halls are crowded. Students are
still housed in temporary quarters until they
can find a room. Fraternities certainly can't
handle the large number of bachelor students
now living in apartments.
WHERE do we go from here?
Dean of Men Walter B. Rea has said the
students who are evacuated could move to
private rooms in Ann Arbor homes. It is highly
doubtful that nearly enough exist to accommo-
date those who would need housing.
Perhaps the Dean's Office has a good object
in mind when it plans to move married students
into local apartments. But, before the Dean's
Office moves bachelor students out of these
apartments, it ought to find living quarters for
those evicted and these quarters should be
agreeable to the evicted.
Lastly, the financial question should be
considered. Two, three, or four men, all shar-
ing exupenses, can afford the high rents in
this city. A married man, with his wife and pos-
sibly children to provide for, needs much more
reasonable rents than he can find in the apart-
ments now inhabited by single males.

W ASHINGTON - Republican
campaign strategy is work-
ing out beautifully and exactly as
the astute Len Hall planned it.
Hall, son of Teddy Roosevelt's
coachman at Oyster Bay, got his
start in the variegated school of
Long Island politics which includes
a well-rounded course in human
Hall figured that when the Dem-
ocrats started pouring the heat on
Eisenhower, Ike would react like
every other human being and pour
it back. Ther was official talk that
the President would make only a
few TV speeches from the White
House. But Len Hall knew better.
* *' *
ME DIDN'T make too many
plans in advance, kept his strate-
gy completely fluid. For he knew:
1.) That Eisenhower wouldn't give
him the green light to campaign
until the campaign got hot; 2.)
That he would know later where
his weak spots would be and could
arrange Ike's speaking itinerary
It's working out exactly that
Today Ike needs no urging.
When Stevenson applies the
acetylene torch of his acid lan-
guage to the prsidential prestige,
Ike is the one who is rarin' to go
to defend it. The nation may not
know it, but White House inti-

mates do know that his temper is
close to the surface. He has a low
boiling point. Adlai has touched
off that boiling point and Len Hall
is delighted.
* * *
THERE IS just one great risk
Len Hall is taking - presidential
exhaustion. However, Hall's strate-
gy has worked so well that he's
prepared to risk it.
Besides Hall is careful to play
his cards so close to his chest that
no one outside two or three people
in the White House know exactly
what speeches will be made beyond
those already announced. This is
precaution against a cold or diges-
tive trouble. If the President
should get tired or develop a cold,
then there won't be any cancella-
tions - simply because the pro-
gram'won't be set up too far in ad-
H'all knows what such a cancel-
lation would do. The election
would go into a tailspin.
THE DOCTORS have gone along
with these stepped-up plans, re-
luctantly at first, but they have
gone along. One reason they gave
their okay was because Ike was
chafing, straining at the leash,
wanting to get out and answer his
critics. Also they saw what exhil-
aration he got from the enthu-
speeches at Des Moines and New-

ton, Ia. So they figure the tonic
si asi of the crowds during hip
of the crowds will do him good.
Some of the schedules, however,
are exhausting. When much
younger newsmen who had accom-
panied the President on his trip
to Cleveland and Lexington, Ky.,
returned to Washington they were
worn out. They got home about
2:30 a.m. The President, flying in
his private plane, got home about
12:30 midnight. However, he had
delivered two speeches, had stood
up for long periods receiving the
cheers of the crowd.
The President sits down at every
possible opportunity. The bubble
top on his car is closed except on
the outskirts of a town, at which
point his party stops, lowers the
top, and he stands up to wave at
the crowds. Despite all the energy-
saving respites, the schedule is
tough and the work would be a
drain on any man, even one under
* * *
NEWSMEN accompanying Ei-
senhower recall traveling with
Franklin Roosevelt in 1944 on sim-
ilar exhausting trips. In Philadel-
phia it was raining. But FDR was
out in an open car taking salutes.
Newsmen huddling inside dry lim-
ousines were tired. They were out
of the rain and had hot coffee.
FDR was out in the wet.
(Copyright 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

of hundreds of

German civilians

IHC Bogging Down

The Great Reversal of Roles

T HE SECOND meeting of the new Inter-
House Council Thursday brought into sharp
focus the most serious problem they will pro-
bably have to face under their revised struc-
ture. That problem is not allowing the organi-
zation to become the inexpressive, essentially
meaningless type of body that preceded it.
It was evident IHC members, have a sin-
cere interest in developing an active organi-
zation that will be of service to the men in
the Residence Halls. Several members ex-
pressed this feeling verbally.
But much of the meeting did not support
Editorial Staff

these noble intentions; and the future will be
no different unless the members realize their
most important function.
A good part of the meeting Thursday dealt
with possible committee projects and the group
soon became hopelessly bogged down. They
attempted to debate the details of possible ac-
tion for the year in detail - work which should
be done by the committees.
W ITH THE reorganization of IHC last spring,
its size was cut about in half. Still, with 23
House presidents comprising the body, it is
too large to discuss detailed projects. Further-
more, this is not their responsibility, but one
for committees.
Let committees do the ground work, let
them plan and administer, but leave the IHC
Presidium to debate the merits of these ac-
tions,- and then approve or rejct them. This,
in the last analysis, is their most important
This does not mean that the IHC Presi-
dium should not initiate action; to the con-
trary, they should, but on a philosophical level.
This body should be one of policy determination
and not have to concern itself with unnecessary
material which can be handled in committees.
The IHC now meets only every other week.
This is not very often and if these meetings
produce as little meaningful action as did the
one Thursday, the Inter-House Council will
probably be worse than it has been in the past.
Therefore, it is clearly obvious that these meet-
ings must be limited to general rather than
specific discussions of objectives.
THESE first meetings were encouraging in

to the
Letters to the Editor must be signed
and limited to 300 words. The Daily
reserves the right to edit or with-
hold any letter.
Thinking Republicans?
To the Editor:
"ECAUSE, as I have seen for
the past four years, the Michi-
gan Daily seems to think that
the word criticism refers only to
damnation of the bad, and seldom
if ever praises the good, I little.
expect to see this letter in print.
However, there always comes a
point when one must protest and
speak out. I refer to Joan Bryan's
letter to the editor on October 2,
1956. I believe in frank and honest
criticism, and I feel that there
is room for honest differences of
opinion-even in the field of poli-
tics. When, however, The Daily
must use Miss Bryan's letter,
which lacks both criticism and
substance, to fill space in its
Letters to the Editor column, I
think that The Daily has slipped
to a point where it is selling politi-
cal advertisements for free-with
no attempt to show criticism,
either good, bad, constructive, or
It is not my intention to discuss
politics. I would merely like to
question Miss Bryan when she
infers that the only people capable
of thinking are Democrats. By this
statement am I to believe that you
are unable to accept the idea that
someone may honestly differ with
you and still be capable of think-
ing? If this is so, may I remind
you, Miss Bryan, that your partic-
ular brand of thought has been
shared by such prominent men in
our time as Adolph Hitler and
Joselh Stalin.
I believe in honest differences
of opinion, and I respect the man,
be he Republican or Democrat,
who has the courage of his con-
victions. I may discuss issues with
him, but I will not say, as you have
Miss Bryan, that he is stupid or
unthinking merely because he calls
himself Republican instead of
-Daniel H. Dahl, '57BAd
MSU... e
To The Editor:
ONE thing's for certain by gum
and by gosh,
The superiority of State is a lot
of hog-wash.
Anyone will agree that has
watched the team play
That Michigan will triumph on
this Saturday.
Their team, as a whole, is a mis-
erable wreck.
They're typical farm boys from
the old Bovine Tech.
The guards couldn't guard if they
carried a net;
Their footwork belongs in a
sauare-dancing set

who had sought shelter under-
Most outstanding and note-
worthy is a fine and sensitive
performance by Oscar Werner.
Cast as the philosophical Captain
Wust, Werner expresses all a sol-
dier's disgust for the waste and
foolishness which result in war.
It is Werner who caustically con-
demns the Hitlers of History, who
extolls the virtues of peace, and
who dies with the films message
phrased on his lips, "Watch Out,
Don't ever say 'Yes, sir' again."
After viewing "The Last Ten
Days" this verbal warning seems
Imore than a trifle extraneous.
The Daily Official Bunetin 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
Meeting of the University Staff. Gen.
eral staff meeting at 4:15 p.m., Mon.,
Oct., 22, in Rackham Lecture Hal.
President Hatcher will discuss the state
of the University. All members of the
University staff, academic and non-
academic, are invited.
Late Permission: All women students
who attended the Concert at Hl Audi-
torium, Thurs., Oct. 5, had late per-
mission until 11:15 p.m.
Intensive Short Course on the Type
650 Computer, from 3-5 p.m. in Rom
2014, Angell Hall, Wed., Thurs. and Fri.,
Oct. 10, 11 and 12, Wed., Thurs., and
Fri., Oct. 17, 18, and 19. All interested
persons contact Mrs. Brando at Ext.
2128 or 2942.
Anyone who has rooms he would like
to rent to alumni on football weekends,
please contact the Union tudent
Offices on weekdays from 3-5 p.m.
Lecture,tauspices of the Economics
Club, "British Trade Union Wage Policy
and Inflation." Hillary A. Marquand,
former Minister of Health in the Brit-
ish Cabinet and Professor of Economics
at the University of Wales. 8:00 p.m.,
Mon., Oct. 8, Rackham Amphitheater.
Department of Journalism. Robert
Fisler, assistant to the publisher, Sports
Illustrated Magazine, will speak on
"Nobody Sleeps on Sunday Afternoon
or Sports and the New America" in
Rackham Amphitheater, Mon., Oct. 8, at
4 p.m.
Marshall Scholarship Lecture. The
British Government is offering 12 Mar-
shall Scholarships to students In the
United States who wish to study in
Great Britatin. Applicants must be
either college seniors or graduate stu-
dents. Edward H. Moss, British Consul
from Detroit, will discuss these scholar-
ships and show a movie concerned with
this scholarship program in Angell Hall,
Aud. B, at 4:00 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 9.
Academic Notices
Law School Admission Test: Applic-
tion blanks for the Nov. 10, 1958 admin-
Istration of the Law School Admission
Test are now available at 122 Rackham
Building. Application blanks are due
(Continued on Page 3)
Use of this column is restricted to
ganizations. Registration forms are
available in the Office of Student Af-
fairs, 1020 Administration Building.
Registration for the current semester
should be completed not later than
October 12.

Congregational and Disciples Student
Guild, Open House after game, 524
Newman Club. Michigan State Lunch-
eon, 11:30 a.m., Father Richard Center.
* * *
Westminster Student Fellowship, Post
Game Picnic, 5:30 p.m., Student Center.
Michigan Christian Fellowship, Meet-
ing, 4 p.m. Sunday, Lane Hall, Speaker,
Calvin Boomsma.
* s*
Roger Williams Fellowship, Bible
Study, 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Guild' House.
* * *
Kappa Phi, Rose Tea, 2-4 p.m., Sun-
day, First Methodist Church in Wesley
Lounge, All Methodist co-eds invited.
* * *
Young Republicans Club, Meeting, 8

AT CLEVELAND and Lexington
this week the President insisted
"that there are deep and essential
differences in the beliefs and con-
victions of the two major parties."
I do not believe the facts support
this theory. For while there are
differences between the two par-
ties, they are not very deep or
essential in the field of their be-
liefs and their convictions.
The new Republicanism which
the President proclaimed at the
San Francisco Convention does
not challenge, indeed it accepts
and proposes to extend, all the
big innovations which were made
by Woodrow Wilson and Franklin
Roosevelt. This covers not only the
the vast structure of the new wel-
fare state, the Federal protection
of agriculture, the regulation of
business and of banking, but also
that most far-reaching of reforms
within the western capitalist or-
der - the acceptance of Federal
responsibility for full employment
and for the management of the
business cycle.
These innovations which have
meant a vast extension of the Fed-
eral power have little connection
wtih the essential beliefs and con-
victions of either party. As a mat-
ter of fact, according to their his-
toric tradition which descends
from Alexander Hamilton and
Lincoln, the Republicans should
be the Federalist Party. They were

for public control of the excesses
,of the new corporate individual-
ism. President Theodore Roosevelt,
that is to say the Republican
Roosevelt, undertook to make the
Republican Party the agent of the
reforms which the times called for.
Until 1908, while he was still in
the White House, he succeeded
very well indeed. But under his
successor, the party did not fol-
low him. In 1912, the Republicans
split over the question of reform,
and Woodrow Wilson not only won
the election of 1912 but made the
Democrats into the party of mod-
ernism and twentieth century re-
The Democrats have been that
ever since. As a young man,
Franklin Roosevelt was in fact, I
think I am right in this, a disciple
of his great relative Theodore. But
after 1912 anyone who had such
ideas joined the Democratic Par-
ty. The Republican Party has al-
ways had a hankering for its old
Federalist tradition. This ex-
pressed itself in the nomination
of Wendell Wilkie in 1940, of Dew-
ey in 1944 and 1948, and of Eisen-
hower in 1952. But the Republican
Party, as an organization and in
Congress, has remained what it
was when it split in 1912 - a rump
of those who oppose what Theo-
dore Roosevelt stood for, namely
the modernization of our econo-
mic institutions and the emergence
of the United States as a world

turned to the Democrats, as with
Wilson, and with Franklin Roose-
velt. In the correcting and consoli-
dating phase, the country has
turned to the Republicans, as
with Coolidge and Eisenhower.
There is substantial evidence, I
believe, for thinking that for the
third time in this century the
country is coming into an innovat-
ing phase. This is, I submit, the
reason for the extraordinary up-
surge of the Democrats at the
grass roots. The new phase is
once again by the country's need
to bring its policies and measures
abreast of the times.
In the period of Theodore Roose-
velt and of Wilson, there was need
to impose social and public stan-
dards on corporation capitalism.
In the period of Franklin Roose-
velt there was the need to over-
come the miseries which the great
depression revealed and provoked.
It led to the welfare state and to
,the public regulation of the busi-
ness cycle.
* * *
THE PERIOD into which we have
now entered is dominated by two
new historic developments. The
one is the phenomenal increase of
the American population. The oth-
er is the challenge and the dan-
gerous competition of the Commu-
will require great innovation and,
unavoidably, a great expansion of
public action at all the levels of
Zovernment foremost amonng them

Editorial Director

City Editor

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ERNESI THEODOSSIN............Magazine Editor
JANET REARICK...... Associate Editorial Director
MARY ANN THOMAS ............. Features Editor
DAVID GREY .................... Sports Editor
RICHARD CRAMES, .......... Associate Sports Editor
STEPHEN HEILP ERN ..,. Associate Sports Editor
VIRGINIA ROBERTSON............Women's Editor
JANE FOWLER ...........Associate Women's Editor
ARLINE LEWIS.............. Women's Feature Editor
VERNON SODEN..............Chief Photographer
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