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Sixty-Sixth Year

"I Said, 'Say Hello To The Genfleman'-"

"When Opinions Are Free
Truth Will Prevail"


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

Childs Lecture
Analytical and Objective

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ANN ARBOR and the University could use
more of the impartial, analytical discus-
sions of the present campaign and its issues
similar to the lecture Marquis Childs delivered
here Wednesday night.
Following in the wake of a hot-headed, slam-
bang rally speech by Tom Dewey and a some-
what more dignified political blast by Illinois
Senator Paul Douglas, Childs came to Ann Ar-
bor as a man who has not been and is not a
candidate for anything.
His intention was to look at the candidatesf
objectively, and that he did. He came as a news
analyst who has followed the major candidates
across the country, not only in this campaign
but in many others of previous years.
For these reasons alone-objectivity, lack of
political tie-up, and vast experience, Childs is
a man to be listened to-assuming, of course,
he intends to be impartial.
MANY OF the reflections he made were sharp
and accurate ones and are worth noting
again, particularly as coming from such an ex-
perienced onlooker and analyst.
He spoke of President Eisenhower as a man
recognized everywhere as a leader, a worker
for peace, but he also noted that "this isn't the
reason that many will vote for him."
Although Childs called it "incredible that
(President Eisenhower) could be defeated," he
pointed out there had been many- failings in
the present administration.
On the other side, the Washington corres-

pondent seemed to find the very things that are
working against Adlai Stevenson-many of
them within his very nature.
Childs deplored Stevenson's inability to talk
to people, his apparent physical tiredness after
almost a year of grueling campaigning, and his
unwillingness to use to advantage television and
other forms of mass media.
The journalist also touched on Stevenson's
poor judgment in handling the issue of the
draft and then his better judgment in raising
the question of nuclear weapons tests-an is-
sue that has been backed up by some leading
scientists, according to Childs.
ALL IN ALL, Childs seemed to handle the dis-
cussion fairly and aptly, considering the
unfortunate superficiality (necessitated by the
length of time) of his talk.
The conclusions he drew, or rather the "gues-
ses" he made, were not surprising. (President
Eisenhower will win, Democrats will control all
of Congress, popular vote will be much lower
than 1952.) These have been indicated for some
time and there is a good chance of their being
. However, the important consideration is that
an Ann Arbor audience sat down and listened,
not to a fiery, double-talking political orator,
but to a widely-known and respected commen-
tator.who examined the situation with a clear
mind and some objectivity.
There should be more speeches of this na-

E~lection Year and the Mails

MANTOVANI'S music, if one is
to believe record jackets, is
primarily designed to be back-
ground music for reading or neck-
ing, or some other such activity.
Since the other reviewer's ticket
was unexplainably mislaid, I was
forced to travel alone, but I took
a good book along and proceeded
to place Mr. Mantovani in the
background he seems to enjoy.
I must report that as back-
ground music, he is almost unex-
celled. The Boston Symphony,
coming next week, is very poor in
the background; my efforts to
read during BSO concerts have al-
ways been unsuccessful.
The fourth number on his pro-
gram, "Greensleeves", caught me
between chapters, so I listened
This selection is claimed to re-I
mind the listener of England. If
so, it is a portion of England I
never care to see. All elements of
so-called purity and strength were
carefully diluted, until only a
bland and varnished surface re-
A brief moment of flute solo
almost restored the mood of
Greensleeves as I know it, but
even this was quickly lost in a sea
of plunked cellos.
After a strangely unmechanized
"Symphonie des Machines", Man-
tovani turned to the Light Cavalry
Overture. I was curious to see what
he would make of this Boston Pops
favorite. It must be admitted that
Mantovani had something of the
spirit, but weaknesses in the brass
and percussion sections were un-
fortunately present.
The "Moulin Rouge" represents
what I like to think of as Manto-
vani at his finest. The accordian
and guitar generate a most auth-
entic atmosphere, but one which
is marred by the everpresent vio-
Mantovani's own "Italian Fan-
tasia" concluded the program.
This was clearly designed to bring
out the best of the accordian, two
trumpets, two trombones, french
horn, two clarinets, flute, bassoon,
and strings. Which it did. It was
all there. Violins in high register,
vibraphone, snare drum, flute, and
This was Mantovani in real live
hi-fi, if you will pardon the ex-
pression. He really gets an impres-
sive volume out of his forty-five
men and women, and it is all well
rehearsed and most enjoyable, I
suppose. it all sounded dreadfully
*, , ,*
SERIOUSLY speaking, it is not
at once easy to understand the
popularity of Mantovani. He sure-
ly cannot compete with the Bos-
ton Pops for "cuteness", or novel-
ty. And his symphonic pretentions
cannot be very great. The Phila-
delphia orchestradplaying Tchai-
kovsky's "Serenade for Strings"
can sound more lush than a come-
on from Dietrich, certainly more
lush than the Mantovani violins,
however famous.
Mantovani's appeal must be as-
cribed simply to the fact that his
music, and that of his imitators,
is heard from so many FM sta-
tions, record players, and juke
boxes, that his curious style has
become enormously familiar. Fa-
miliar enough, so that an evening
of Mantovani without a book or
a girl on a couch or a pile of
homework or a light lunch will
hold the interest of thousands of
This he most certainly- did last

night. But I somehow doubt that
a series of w'eekly Mantovani con-
certs would fill the house.

SGC Action Deliberate, Fair

S 14TUDENTGovernment Council acted wisely
Wednesday night. In setting a December 5
deadline for action on Sigma Kappa and invit-
ing the national officers to present their case
by that time or be judged by the apparent facts,
the group acted deliberately but not hastily.
The deadline is well-timed. There is no doubt
that Sigma Kappa national officers have time,
if they need it, to meet and decide what their
position is. And the date is near enough to as-
sure action within a reasonable period.
One point is clear: if the deadline rolls
around and Sigma Kappa has refused to co-
operate, they Council cannot avoid taking de-
cisive action without losing face with itself
and the students. Further, on the basis of what
is now known, only reasonable course will be
disafiliation of the local from the national.

Student leaders have refused to yield to the
temptation of making a cause celebre out of
sorority discrimination. The situation, which
could have been a nasty one, has been landled
well so far.
But the big test-actually judging if there
has been a violation--is yet to come. In all lik-
lihood Sigma Kappa will make a statement be-
fore the deadline. The Council, acting in good
conscience, will have to determine if the state-
ment is sincere and truthful.
It would be easy, yet fatal, to get taken in by
lip service and "against sin" statements. There
should be no pre-judgement, but there should
be a firm conviction to sift through the facts'
and statements and come up with decisive and
fair action.
City Editor

Poznan Indicates Polish Unrest

Washington-Those who pass by
the "folding room" in the Sen-
ate office building of late have seen
mountains of mail piled up out-
side. Week by week the mail has
mounted. Every day post office
trucks eat into the massive pile,
but every day the human beavers
inside the folding room replenish
the pile outside:
The activity of the folding room
has overflowed into Room 155 of
the Senate office building, and also
into Room 154. Still the work goes
on. It is the greatest mailing of
Senate propaganda ever put out in
the history of the U.S. Senate-A
Senate which has seen a lot of
mailings by oratorical - minded
senators who want their speeches
read back home.
Careful inquiry regarding this
record mailing reveals some in-
teresting facts.
Last July 27 Sen. Tom Martin,
Republican of Iowa, gave a speech
in defense of Secretary Benson and
the Eisenhower Administration on
the farm problem. Nobody paid too
much attention to the speech at
the time. But apparently that
speech was part of a carefully cal-
culated plan to swamp the farm
belt with literature just before
election and that is the reason for
the unprecedented activity in the
Senate folding room today.
* * *
FOR A TOTAL of 4,000,000 re-
prints of Senator Martin's speech
is being mailed out to farmers.
This is a lot of mail. To handle
it, the folding room, which is the
name given to the machinery set
up for sending out Senators'
speeches, has gone to lot of extra

Extra sealing machines have
been purchased. Forty extra em-
ployees have been hired. Extra la-
bor has been drafted from the
government printing office. Every
possible piece of equipment is be-
ig used on the job. The operation
has been going on a 24-hour ba-
sis, with many employees paid
time-and-a-half and double time.
* * * .
SPREADING OUT into overflow
space, 15 women have been work-
ing in Room 155 folding copies of
Senator Martin's speech and stuff-
ing them into envelopes at $1.64
an hour. In room 154 two men
work in three-hour shifts around
the clock bagging envelopes, also
at $1.61 an hour. They are paid not
by Senator Martin or the Repub-
lican National Committee, but by
all the taxpayers.
Careful checking as to the total
cost of operation "Pacify The
Farmers" shows that it will cost
the taxpayers $200,000. This, of
course, comes out of the pockets
of nonfarmers as well as farmers,
and out of the pockets of Demo-
crats as well as Republicans. It
is one of the biggest pieces of free
political propaganda Len Hall's
astute workers have been able to
put across.
On Senator Martin's speech is
the notation: "Not printed as
government expense." Strictly
speaking, this is true. But it is
highly misleading. While the
speech itself is printed at the very
cheap government rate and is
paid for by the GOP, it's after-
ward that much of the cost be-
* * *
STUFFING AND sealing the en-

velopes will cost around $80,000.
Then there's a postage bill of
$120,000. Though the speeches are
mailed out under Martin's frank,
the Senate has to reimburse the
Post Office for the postage. This
is required under a new law de-
manded by Postmaster General
Summerfield and passed by the
Republican Congress. Summer-
field got tired of having the Post
Office socked with the free frank-
ing bill of Congressmen and de-
manded that the post office be
reimbursed. So the Senate will
have to send Summerfield, who
was former GOP National Chair-
man, a check for $120,000 to take
care of the propaganda bill of the
present GOP National Chairman.
(Note-A senator is permitted to
mail out as many copies of a
speech as he wishes, but few abuse
the privilege by mailing outside
their own state. Martin, however,
is mailing to 13 states, many of
them far from Iowa. Apparently
worried over this out-of-Iowa use,
Martin recently instructed the
folding room to paste a label on
the outside of the envelopes, giv-
ing the additional frank of the
senator to whose state the pam-
phlets are addressed. This, how-
ever, only adds to the expense.
* * *
ALL IS NOT beer and skittles
in'side the Republican command.
Like the Stevenson camp, it is ex-
periencing dissension. It's not as
stultifying, however, as the mon.
key wrenches thrown into Steven-
son's strategy board by his watch-
ful law partner, William Wirtz.
Len Hall is not one -to permit that
kind of argument.
(Copyright 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

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
Non-music students interested in free
one-hour private piano lessons given
by senior and graduate Piano Majors
in the School of Music, should contact
Helen Titus, Room 219, SM on Oct. 13
between 10 aim.-12 noon. To qualify
for lessons, a background of 4 years of
instruction is required, and students
must arrange for practice facilities out.
side Music School. Applicants who are
accepted must practice a minimum of
one hour a day and attend piano class
on Wednesdays at 3 in the Congrega-
tional Church.
Summary of action taken Oct. 10, 1956
Approved: Minutes of meeting of Oct. 3,
Motion to send the following state-
ment to the National Council of
Sigma Kappa; and all interested
parties to be determined by SOC's
Executive Committee and Panhellenio
"On December 5 Student Government
Council will make a decision on the
question of a possible violation of
University regulations on the part of
Sigma Kappa. At that time the Coun-
cil will act on the basis of all avail-
able information. Student Govern-
ment Council considers this statement
an official invitation to all interested
parties to present all pertinent infor-
mation which they desire."
Distribution of funds from 1955 Home-
coming Dance to Central Pep Rally
Committee, Religious Emphasis Week
Committee, Campus Chest Dr i v e,
United Nations Week.
Elections Calendar: Petitioning open
Oct. 15-23
Candidate Training Oct. 24-29
Campaigning Oct. 30- Nov. 12
Elections Nov. 13, 14
Distribution of early registration pass-
es for the spring term to be the re-
sponsibility of Student Government
Activities: Galens City bucket drive,
Dec., 7, 8. Campus Chest Drive, calen-
dared for May 6-11. Musket, Union
Co-ed show "Brigadoon" Dec. 5, 6, 7.
Heard: Progress report, Counseling
Study Committee.
Appointments: Janet Winkelhaus to
fill Council vacancy until Novem-
ber elections. Lecture Study Commit-
tee: Sue Arnold, Dick Snyder, Tom
Sawyer, Joe Collins.
NSA. Coordinator: Eugene Hartwig.
The Executive Committee was re-
quested to appoint a committee of five
to re-evaluate content and make-up
of the "M' Handbook.
Committee to investigate operation
of Air Charter Travel Program for
1956-57-Roy Lave, Joe Collins, Lew
Engman, Anne Woodard, Rod Co-
stock-to report to SGO not later than
Oct. 24 with recommendations con-
cerning administration and size oE
the program.
University Lecture. David Boyden,
University of California, Berkeley, on
"The 17th and 18th Century Concerto
in Fact and Fiction" 4:15 p.m., Fri., Oct.
12, in Aud. A, AngelI Hail. Auspices of
School of Music; open to the general
Astronomy Department Visitors' Night
Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m., Rm. 2003, Angell
Hall. After a short lecture, the Student
Observatory on the fifth floor of Angell
Hall will be open for inspection and
for telescopic observations of the moon
and Mars. Children welcomed, but must
be accompanied by adults.
The Baroque Trio, Nelson Hauenstein,
flute, Florian Mueller, oboe, and Mari-
lyn Mason, harpsichord, will appear
in the first of two Sunday evening con-
certs at 8:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 14, in Aud.
A, Angel Mali. Works by Johann Jo-

seph Fux, G. F. Handel, Willem de
Fesch, Benedetto Marcello, and William
Boyce, with commentary on the compo-
sitions and composers by Louise Cuyler.
G e n e r a1 public admitted without
Academic Notices
Graduate Students expecting to re-
ceive the master's degree in February,
1957, must file a diploma application
with the Recorder of the Graduate
School by Fri., Oct. 12. A student will
not be recommended for a degree unless
he has filed formal application in the
Office of the Graduate School.
Doctoral Candidates who expect to re-
ceive degrees in February, 1957, must
have at least three bound copies of
their dissertations in the office of the
Graduate School by Fri., Dec. 4. The
report of the doctoral committee on
the final oral examination must be
filed with the Recorder of the Gradu-
ate School together with two copies of
the thesis, which is ready in all respects
for publication, not later than Mon.,
Jan. 14.
M. A. Language Examination in His-
tory. Fri., Oct. 19, 4:00-5:00 p.m., 411
Mason Hall. Sign list in History Office.
Dictionaries may be used.
Philosophy 63 make-up final Mon.,
Oct. 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. in Room 2208,
Angell Hall.
Philosophy 67 make-up final Tues.,
Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in 2208,
Angell Hall.
Psychology Colloquium. "The Scale
Grid: Some Interrelations of Data Mod-
els (Projective Instruments as Seen
from Below.)" Clyde H. Coombs, pro-
fessor of psychology. 4:15 p.m., Fri., Opt.
12, Aud. B, Angell Hall.
College of Engineering Faculty Meet-
ing Wed., Oct. 17, 4:15 p.m., Aud. A,
Angell Hall.
Astronomical Colloquium. Fri., Oct. 12,
4:15 p.m., the Observatory. Dr. Freeman
D. Miller will speak on "Babylonian






JUDGING from recent developments in Com-
munist Poland following last June's "bread
and freedom" riots in Poznan, it appears that
the Polish people have at last become fed up
with their subjection to the "People's Republic"
and have mustered the courage to show their
The Poznan riots started the ball rolling, and
the movement now refuses to be squelched. Re-
percussions are being felt in highest govern-
ment circles, a fact which should be a source
of courage for people still too steeped in fear
of their communist masters to think of rebel-
'lion. It should serve to prove that their leaders
are not omnipotent, not too powerful to be af-
fected by the will of the masses.
The Polish government, aware of its weak-
ness, is now undergoing a major shakeup. Ex-
traordinary measures are being taken in a des-
perate effort to placate the people and quiet
the unrest.
The conduct of the trials of the leaders in the
Poznan riots is quite a, departure from what
might be expected in such cases of disloyalty to
the State. The defendants have been given op-
portunities to speak, and have not been afraid
to do so. The courtrooms have been thrown in-
to disorder more than once by emotional out-
bursts on the part of defendants and their fam-
ilies, protesting police brutality, forced confes-
sions, and oppression "worse than that in 1939."
Editorial Staff

IN SPITE of their incendiary activities in Poz-
nan and their obvious lack of remorse, the
sentences which have so far been handed out
are astonishingly light. Two defendants, for
example, were recently sentenced to only four
years imprisonment, and there are reports that
some of the cases may even be dismissed.
At the same time, some of Poland's top gov-
ernment officials are suddenly "retiring" for
various reasons, and a large number of others
have been dismissed or are coming under fire
from above.
On Tuesday of this week, Deputy Premier
Hilary Minc resigned both his deputy premier-
ship and his membership in the Communist
Party Politburo "because of bad health." Just
previous to this, it was announced that four
undersecretaries of state in the Ministry for
Machine Industry had been dismissed, bringing
to nearly a score the number of government of-
ficials losing their posts since June.
And on Monday it was reported that another
Polish minister, Konstanty Dabrowski, minister
of foreign trade, was put on the spot by the par-
liament. He was ordered to explain some em-
barrassing facts about Poland's import-export
affairs, as: why are so many foreign cars im-
ported?; why don't Polish officials use home-
made autos?; why does Poland import so much
agricultural machinery which turns out to be
unusable?; and why have exports of Polish coal
been declining so steadily since 1950?
THE POZNAN riots and subsequent displays
of government weakness have had a
marked effect on the morale of the people.
There has been a new surge of defections to
the West, especially from the ranks of the mil-
itary. A number of pilots in the air force have
recently fled to the Danish island of Bornholm,
200 miles off the Baltic coast of Poland.
One of these reported that his escape was
inspired by the Poznan riots. He declared, "Any
day" the Polish people may rise again. How
could the Poznan trials condemn people for
wanting to live? He said that Russian pilots in
Polish uniforms had been used to fly over Poz-
nan during the riots because the Polish airmen
had, by unspoken agreement, decided not to
take up arms against their countrymen. Yet.
surprisingly, no reprisals were reported.
In the light of these occurences, it would ap-
pear that the day when the Polish people will
rise again is drawing near. The Western peoples
can now only watch and hope and pray for
them in their struggle for freedom and istine.

Apartments, Football Draw Reader Comment


Editorial Director

City Editor

Paternalism .
To the Editor:
THE University's move to relieve
the housing shortage by crack-
ing down on single men in apart-
ments reminds me of the solution
offered by a half-witted captain
for saving his sinking ship. When
told that water was pouring in
through a hole in the starboard
side of the ship, he commanded his
men to drill a larger hole in the
port side in order to let the water
flow out.
Asking single men to give up
their apartments will increase,
rather than decrease competition
for housing in Ann Arbor. It will
make rents higher and force more
students into substandard housing
that at present. The University
notes that apartments are rented
by three and four unmarried men.
These same apartments would be
able to accommodate only one
married couple, unless American
housing . patterns change drasti-
cally and young married couples
start sharing apartments. If the
unmarried men leave annd the

seem to contradict the University's
illusion of abundance.
Even if there were enough rooms
to accommodate the apartmentless
males, the University's decision
would present great difficulties.
The cost of apartment living is
much less than the cost of living
in a room and eating meals in
restaurants. Many apartment stu-
dents could not afford to live in
rooming houses.
The only lasting solution is the
building of more housing. Michi-
gan State University has extensive
housing developments for married
students. It is true that some new
units have been built, but they are
not sufficient. It is not enough to
say that we are building dorms and
apartments so that in five years we
will be able to accommodate our
present enrollment. In five years
we will have many more students
than we have now so that we will
still be short of housing.
It would be bad enough if the
University's decision were only a
matter of poor judgment. Unfor-
tunately, it seems to be more. It
seems to be part of the University's
general view that its students are
rhlan - a m+f a 4-aa n uif

and natural kinds of social rela-
tionships. The University prefers
the subway-like throngsofrkissing
students outside the dorms at
twelve-thirty to the quiet atmos-
phere of an apartment. This pref ,
erence is not in keeping with the
value most Americans place on
individuality and privacy.
I think the University might do
well to look at the student philos-
ophy of some of the eastern
schools. Harvard, for example, per-
mits alcohol in student rooms
(with the exception of freshmen
and women). -Male students are
allowed to have female visitors in
their rooms during weekend eve-
nings. Male students are also per-
mitted to live in apartments, after
their freshman year. In spite of
these freedoms, I doubt that the
Harvard graduate is any more de-
generate than the Michigan grad-
It is time for the University to
show its students the trust and
respect that young adults deserve.
Instead of proliferating restrictions
and ritually enforcing the ones
that already exist, the University
should take as its zma1 the mini-

ried a front page story to the effect
that both the MSU and Army foot-
ball games had been completely
sold out. As I had planned on
having friends come to Ann Arbor.
for the Army encounter, and as I
had not yet purchased tickets, I
immediately proceeded to cancel
all plans and arrangements I had
made for this particular game.
Only can imagine my amaze-
ment when a week later I am
informed by several friends here
on campus that they have just
recently purchased Army football
tickets. Furthermore, The Detroit
News of October 8 also carried
an article stating thatcontrary to
all existing reports the Michigan-
Army game is not yet a sellout.
On the contrary, there are still
some 12,000 tickets available. An
immediate call to the athletic ad-
ministration building substantiated
the above reports.
One wonders, first, how The
Michigan Daily could have printed
such an erroneous article, and
second, how this article seemingly


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MARY ANN THOMAS............Features Editor
DAVID GREY ...,,,.,,,...., .. Sports Editor
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VIRGINIA ROBERTSON ...... W....Women's Editor
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ARLINE LEWIS............ Women's Feature Editor
VERNON SODEN .............. Chief Photographer
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