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Ghe Muhalt Ball
Sixty-Sixth Year

"They've Sure Got A Nerve Wanting Statehood"

"When Opinions Are Free
Truth WillPrevair"

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
The Great Gray Ghost-
Only Place to Return?
IT STANDS unimpressively nestled into the fur-clad wife; he arrives in chartered buses
hillside above State Street, a great gray ghost. and leaves heaps of beer cans and debris when
Then on one day in each of the remaining he departs.
seven weeks the Michigan Stadium comes alive. He walks down the streets of Ann Arbor
Several thousand students are carried along in looking strangely incongruous-searching for
the moving stream of football fans flowing down something that is no longer here.
State and up Hoover Streets: It is doubtful
that an individual could make the trip by him- Perhaps it is because of this that lie inspires
self without getting lost. a note of pity. The "Saturday afternoon" alum-
At the very most, for 28 afternoons in four nus does'not belong to the University. And in
years-a rather small number of the total great numbers he is a negation/ of the very
amount of afternoons spent at the University- concept of a university.
the undergraduate stands and sits amid 101,000
other cheering "football fans" urging his team FOOTBALL afternoons are exciting and the
to" victory, weekend provides a break in the fairly
And when he returns to the University as an rigorous study schedule. But the Michigan
alumnus, it is not primarily as a graduate of a man and the Michigan coed might stop a min-
department, nor as. a past member of a certain ute to think about their place in the Stadium
housing group. He comes as one out of one in years to come.
hundred thousand' Will it be the ONLY place to return?
YOU SEE HIM particularly on Saturday a-JANET REARICK
mornings-he drives into Ann Arbor with his Associate Editorial Director
'trained Seals' in Public Schools?

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'Too Bad She's Bad'
Offer's Laughs and Loren
"TOO BAD She's Bad," starring Sophia Loren and Vittorio De Sica
is a fast-moving film that is worth quite a few laughs.
The major character, of course, is busty Sophia Loren who manages
to trick and confuse a poor working hackie, trying to earn an honest
living. Director Alessandro Blasetti never lets the audience forget the
rather prominent figure of Miss Loren throughout the course of the
motion picture.
SOPHIA comes from a family of professional thieves whose clever
remarks provide numerous comical situations in the course of the
story. In fact, the piling up of contrived humorous scenes almost reach-
es a level of slapstick. One might think -that all Italy's male popula-
tion does is ogle pretty faces and well-constructed figures.
Actually, the most men ever do wfith Sophia is ogle. Her "badness"

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WHEN A MOTHER refuses to send her child
to school on the grounds that public educa-
tion turns out "trained seals," it is certainly
time to examine precisely how well schools are
preparing young children for subsequent educa-
tion and social living.
Are public schools turning children into
"trained seals who balance balls on their noses
and bark at the right signal" as a mother in
Cedartown, Missouri charged recently? The
answer is yes.
The basic skills, "traditional" three R's, are
not only taught poorly but are, in many cases,
neglected. This may be caused by limited facili-
ties in certain areas of the country. Largely,
however,, the neglect has little to do with
learning materials but is caused by an attitude
which places the value of a "well rounded" child
ahead of the "well-informed" child. The ten-
dency to stress development of the child's per-
sonality is evident in the emphasis on extra-
curricular activities in high school as a measure
of t'e prestige and popularity of the "student."
RECENT STUDIES, however, have shown
that a great. majority of students enter
college with an amazingly poor background in
American history and insufficient training in
the English language.
Mrs. Mary Schoenheit, facing prosecution for
refusing to send her child to school, condemns
the schools for inflicting their "inhuman pas-
sion for conformity" on children. Progressive
educators need not answer this charge by point-

'ing to their aim of "developing the individual"
to avoid this so-called conformity. The fact
is that children are not receiving sufficient
training to enable them to read quickly, dis-
cerningly and comprehensively.
Furthermore, they are neither being stim-
ulated nor motivated in their early school years
mainly because they don't receive direction and
guidance for learning.
Mrs. Schoenheit deplores the schools as
"antiquated": institutions, waiting money and
children's lives. The teachers, it appears, in
trying to get away from "antiquated" methods-
of instruction have concentrated on solving
children's social problems instead of teaching
him how to read, add, multiply and write.
THAT MUCH PROGRESS has been made in
developing better teaching methods is not to
be denied; what is important is the fact that a
mother, a former teacher herself, saw fit to
withdraw her child from school and to tutor
her in the basic skills she deems necessary.
Mrs. Schoenheit's child must be educated.
The question is whether or not she was justified
in withdrawing her child from what she con-
sidered an inadequate public school in order
to provide the child with a satisfactory educa-
In light. of the weaknesses of the public
schools, if Mrs. Schoenheit is more capable of
teaching her child, we feel she is justified in
her 'action.

rong Senator Approached

does not lie ni the realm of sexual
"misbehavior." She is just a very
clever crook, setting up her own
laws and criteria of proper social
It seems that anything that she
and her mischievous father do
along the lines of criminal beha-
vior neveir results in punishment.
SOMEHOW, the poor cab-driver
gets involved with this nefari-
ous family and, in the best Holly-
wood manner, reluctantly gets in-
fatuated wtih sexy Sophia. In a
manner vaguely reminiscent of the
naive roles played by Red Skelton
falls into every clever trap set by
a decade or so back, he innocently
Sophia and her crooked family.
Sophia gives the unsuspecting
hackie a gold cigarette case as a
gift. He is first quite pleased with
the present and even more over-
whelmed when he read the en-
graved inscription, "With My En-
during Love." While attempting to
thank Sophia for the gift, he finds,
much to his surprise, that Sophia
had lifted the case from his boss.
THIS IS the general level of the
humor throughout the film.
Sophia causes the cab-driver to
get his car involved in numerous
accidents in the course of the
film, By the end. of the story the
poor hack looks ready for a junk-
For a pleasant evening's enter-
tainment, pretty escapist, "Too
Bad She's Bad" is not too bad.
AMORE serious note is injected
into the Orpheum program to
counteract the hilarious nature of
the Italian film. It is a 1940 short
from John Nesbitt's "Passing Pa-
rade" series, entitled "The Baron
and The Rose." Nesbitt, who now
narrates "Telephone Time" on
Sunday afternoon TV, never lets
us forget the sentmiental aspect
of American life.
The story has a strong moral to
it and serves as a strong warning
to all aspiring young capitalists
not to spend their money too friv-
-Sol Plafkin

A FRANTIC Republican fund
raiser'got the shock of his life
the other day when he blew into
town seeking money to elect Rep.
Cliff Young to the Senate.
Young, a Republican, is seeking
to capture the seat of the late Pat
McCarran's successor, Sen. Alan
Bible, Democrat .So fair, however,
Bible looks storong. Hence Young
is running scared.
After arriving in Washington,
the Republican from Nevada put
in a hurry-up phone call to Sen.
Barry Goldwater, Arizona Republi-
can, who was chairman of the GOP
Senatorial Campaign Committee,
and is still a power when it comes
to parceling out the GOP war
chest to local candidates.
Something went wrong with the
Capitol switchboard, however, and
instead of Goldwater, the Republi-
can from Nevada mistakenly got
connected with the office of Sen.
Albert Gore of Tennessee. Gore
is a Democrat, also heads the cur-
rent Congression probe of cam-
paign contributions,
* * *
"IS THE SENATOR there? I've
got to talk to him," declared the
man from Nevada, breathlessely.
"No," answered Gore's secretary,
unaware that the caller was actu-
ally trying to reach Senator Gold-
water of Arizona.
"Well, have hime call me when
he comes in, and if I'm asleep
when he calls, have him wake me
up. It's important," the .Navadan
Later, Senator Gore returned to
his office, was told by his secre-
tary that an excited gentleman
from Nevada was trying to reach
him. Senator Gore called the tele-

phone number the Nevadan had
"Senator," began the man from
Nevada, "We've got to have some
money for Cliff Young out in
Nevada. We originally figured we
were 20,000 votes behind, and now
we think we've got it down to only
15,000. But we're in a bad way
unless we get some money. That
gosh-darned Senator who's inves-
tigating campaign contributions is
drying up our sources. I've just
come from. Chicago and they're all
afraid to contribute."
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"JUST A MINUTE," interrupted
Senator Gore, finally able to get
in a word edgewise. "My name is
Gore, Albert Gore of Tennessee.
I'm a Democrat. There must be
some mistake."
"Oh, my God!" shouted the man
from Nevada, hanging up the
phone, realizing that the senator
he had just spoken to was the same
senator who was investigating
campaign contributions and "dry-
ing up" the sources.
* * *
WITH ALL the polls showing
"Generous Doug" McKay trailing
Sen. Wayne Morse by a substantial
margin, Oregon Republicans have
launched a whispering campaign
against Morse. They are spreading
word that Morse is not a war vet-
eran. Bulletins from state GOP
headquarters attack Morse and
other Democrats as being "pitifully
lacking" in military records.
The whispers, however, are be-
ginning to boomerang. For most
prominent Republican candidates
of late years were not war veterans,
including Herbert Hoover, Thomas
E. Dewey, Arthur Vandenberg,
Bob Taft, and even Oregon's own

Charley McNary whop was vice-
presidential candidate with Wilkie
in 1940.
Three of the men credited with
the anti-Morse whispers are also
non-veterans: GOP national com-
mitteeman Bob Mautz, Congress-
man Sam Coon, and ex-state Sen-
ator Phil Hitchock.
Note - When Mrs. Roosevelt
visited Oregon recently, she re-
vealed that Wayne Morse tried to
enlist during World War II, but
thather husband had insisted
Morse continue to serve on the
War Labor Board, because of his
experience in that field.
* * *
still coming in, about his last
junket, New Mexico's peripatetic
Sen. Dennis Chavez is preparing
to take off after the election on
another junket to the exotic orient.
His last overseas trip to Europe
and North Aftica made headlines
when he ordered the Air Force to
send two 66-passenger luxury
planes to fly his party home from
Europe. The Air Force dutifully
furnished the planes, though it
cost the taxpayers an estimated
$20,000. Air Force generals knew,
of course, that Chavez is chairman
of the powerful Military Appropri-
ations Subcommittee.
What never got into the papers,
however, was the way Chavez' son,
Dennis, Jr., squandered the tax-
payers' money in Madrid night
clubs. A secret State Department
report charges that young Dennis
got $4,500 in Spanish pesos from
the American Embassy and spent
the entire amount on a gay "in-
vestigation" of Spanish night
(Copyright 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

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Allied Disunity Concerning Suez

Associated Press News Analyst
Dulles may not have had expressions of
dissatisfaction from British officialdom over'
Suez policy when they conferred Thursday, but
they certainly have them now.
There's no note from the British Foreign
Office saying "We're mad," but if the British
minister of state for foreign affairs and mem-
bers of Parliament can be considered "official-
dom," the note has been struck in resounding
fashion at the Conservative party conference.
Numerous allusions to the possible use of
force in settling the canal issue were made in
conjunction with criticism of America's hold-
back policy. Almost every speaker insisted that
Britain must act independently of the United
States or the United Nations if they fail to pro-
duce an acceptable formula.
The British government at the very top has
not been s outspoken, but the ministers and
M.P.'s of the party are powerful influences
Editorial Staff

on general policy. They have exrpessed what
the government has not.
Speaker after speaker attributed the Ameri-
can stand to election campaign politics.
ALL THIS seems to contradict the President's
impression that it is France, not Britain,
which is rabid on the subject. Both are.
And all this has no real bearing on the
quality of the policy.
It is quite possible that, without American
intervention, or rather her refusal to support
the use of force, that fighting would be under
way in Egypt today.
The President expressed American policy
quite clearly at his Thursday news conference.
Respect for Egyptian sovereignty; efficient op-
eration of the canal under a system which will
not permit Egypt or any individual country to
use it again for political purposes; a fair share
of the profits for Egypt.
The Eisenhower administratiob has been ac-
cused of "frightenening" America's allies at
times with her unyielding stand against Soviet
Russia. But here is a case where America's
allies are frightening her.
But Egypt's Nasser, with the almost constant
advice of the Russian ambassador to Cairo,
has succeeded in making it impossible for the
Allies to take action in full unity at this time.
Restoration of this unity has become almost as
important as settlement of the Suez question
IF THERE is any room for closer cooperation,
the United States should try to find it during
the New York conferences.
In the meantime, Britain and France should
easily be convinced that the United States is
not going to join a military coalition directed
against any of the weak, formerly colonial and
just-emerging countries.
That would be against her mores.
New Books at the Library
Curry, Peggy Simson-So Far from Spring;
NV Viriv_ 1956.

A Peace Without Victory

Editorial Director

City Editor

There have been from the begin-
ning two Suez questions.- One
has had to do with the operation of
the canal itself and how to insure
the rights of the nations using it.
The other has had to do with the
threats and the challenges made
by Col. Nasser in his speech at
Alexandria on July 26 when he
announced the seizure of the Suez
Company. That speech was a dec-
laration of cold war to be waged
thoughout Africa and the Middle
The main problem of Western
diplomacy has been how to deal
with these two questions, whether
together or separately, and if sep-
arately, in what order. The French
view has been that it is essential
to deal with Nasser's cold war be-
fore negotiating a settlement about
the operation of the canal.
The American view has been
that, putting first things first, the
right course was to work towards
a settlement for the canal which
would be legally and morally bind-
ing. The British, it seems fair to
say, have been acutely conscious
of both questions, anxious for a

speaker's native land. Dr. Mah-
moud Fawzi, the Egyptian For-
eign Minister, is willing, so it ap-
pears, to negotiate a treaty that
sets up a regime under which the
Egyptian canal authority would
This does not in principle differ
from the essential demand of the
West, as defined by Mr. Dulles,
that Egypt must not use the can-
al as an instrument of Egyptian
national policy. If the Egyptian
operation must be in accord with
rights and standards set down in
an international treaty, then the
canal is not an instrument of
Egyptian national policy.
The problem, then, is how, when
a code of rights and duties has
been set down in a treaty, griev-
ances are to be heard, composed
or adjudicated. It will not be good
enough to say that disputes should
be taken to the UN. The distance
between Suez and New York is too
great, and there is need for an or-
gan or an agency at the canal
itself which can deal with griev-
ances. Such an organ or agency
can, it seems to me, be developed
out of Dr. Fawzi's proposal of

adequate, a gross and willful viola-
tion of the users' rights would be
so obvious that it could not be done
without provoking a worldwide
reaction. The users would then be
entitled to enforce their rights.
What the Western powers would
have conceded in such a settlement
is the demand for an internation-
al agency to operate the canal. I
wonder whether we are not well
rid of it. If one tries to imagine
how such an international agency
would be set up, is it not evident
that it would have to be repre-
sentative of the great blocs into
which our world is divided?
Would international administra-
tion of the canal work any better
than did international administra-
tion of the city of Berlin? No
doubt, the prospects are good for
co-existence in the world today.
But are we anywhere near the
point where a complicated utility
like the Suez Canal could actually
be administered by a mixed inter-
national board?
* * *
THERE IS A disposition in
France and Great Britain to ite-
gard the negotiation of a new in-

Letters to the Editor must be signed
and limited to 300 words. The Dailyl
reserves the right to edit or with-
hold any letter.
Two Questions .
To the Editor:
THOSE persons sympathetid to
the aims of the Communists
are always unable to answer the
following two questions in regard
to the basic nature of Communism:
(1) How in the present state of
"Socialism" (in the Soviet Union),
does the slave labor camp advance
the workers economically?
The only "answer" the CP sym-
pathizers ever attempt on this one
is to deny existence-or say the
slave labor camps are all propa-
ganda of the wall street controlled
capitalist press.
(2) Secondly, how can the State
ever wither away; as if the (So-
cialist) State were ever to wither
away there would be no one
around to impose the principles of,
and see that the people lived in
accordance with the. tenents of
"Marxism-Leninism." (Which in
reality of course means that Com-
munism is a continuing thought
control police state of the worst
form, and always will be as there
can never be any transition from
Socialism to Communism because
in the eyes of the MVD the "right
danger" could never be liquidated).
The objective value of man's
right to be free from the terror of
political persecution at the hands
of the MVD should also be con-
sidered in an objective analysis of
the worth of the Communists-
however the Communists them-
selves do not weight "political
freedom" in the balance scale by
and large; at least not in any other
defense that the political freedom
they envisi(Ai after the state has
withered away; in the present
period of Socialism worries about
political freedom are brushed off
as mere "petty bourgeoisie moral-
ity" (ie when you worry about
killings without trial you are soft

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