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Sixty-Sixth Year
Truth will Prevail" STUDENT PUBLICATIONS BLDG. * ANN ARBOR, MICH. * Phone NO 2-3241
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
Legyislature Should Aid ''
In Building Residence Halls
At the rate new housing is going up Because of the rapid building pro-
the deluge of students expected in the gram this source has been exhausted,
next few years may force conversion of and the University is now attempting to
State Street into a trailer camp. - raise equity by the use of a portion of
By next fall there will be an estimated student fees, a long and complicated
increase of 2,250 students-but no new process.
housing. The following year we will A major cause, thei, for the Univer-
have the new women's dorm providing sity's inability to keep pace with enroll-
1,200 spaces. ment is the time needed to accumulate
A proposed coed dorm housing 1,500 equity money for new residence halls.
is at least five years away (1961) with ere is no feasible way in which
an expected increase of 6,500 students the University can accumulate, by itself,
by 1960. equity rapidly enough to provide suffi-
Clearly, construction of University dent housing.
housing will be unable to accommodate Traditionally the State 'Legislature
increased enrollment. has made no appropriations for resi-
Much of the trouble stems from the dence halls. If it sticks to tradition it
may find the Ann Arbor landscape
self-liquidating plan. Although work. dottedwthesurplusbartnsc
ablewhe coceied i 190, he lan dotted with surplus army tents.
able wn tconceived iThe Legislature's reluctance to fi-
as it now stands is incapable of providing nance residence halls is largely a residue
residence halls fast enough. from the days when housing was looked
Essentially, self-liquidating financing upon with a jaundiced eye and the
entails building with borrowed money. feeling prevailed that universities had
The financing involve~s a pledge of no place in the real estate business.
restricted revenues (such as room and With common recognition of the
board fees) to pay off the debt accord- value of housing socially and culturally
ing to a prescribed time schedule. The oriented to the pace of the academic
money is borrowed by selling revenue life, such reluctance is hard to justify.
bonds, usually to banks and life insur-
ance companies. The State Legislature has fostered the
In order .to borrow the money, the growth of the University in many areas.
University must already have on hand It has responded generously to the
20 to 25 per cent of the total funds needs of the institution. It should re-
for a new dorm. Thus, to build a spond in similar fashion to housing
$5,000,000 residence hall the University needs.
must accumulate roughly $1,000,000, State Legislature appropriations to
called equity money, before it can provide equity money for residence halls
borrow the other $4,000,000. self-liquidating projects would greatly
speed construction. Further, it need not
It is in accumulating the equity that essentially change the nature of the
the University runs into trouble. The self-liquidating plan.
first dorms were built with the help of Such appropriations would bring the
federal funds. Dorm rates were set State Legislature up to date on the
higher than needed to retire the bonds. concept of University-sponsored hous-
The excess was used to provide equity ing as a logical adjunct of education.
for new dorms.-THE SENIOR EDITORS
Personalities Influence Women's Vote

"You Keep Out Of This!"


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Letters to the Editor musthbe signed
and limited to 300 words. The Daily
reserves the right to edit or with-
hold any letter.
Twisted . .
To the Editor:
SATURDAY'S editorial represent-
ing Mrs. Mary Schoenheit's
fight to secure a more liberal and
individualized education for her
children (than is available in her
public schools) as a condemna-
tion of the progress that has been
made in public educational phil-
osophy contained some of the most
twisted logic which I have ever
read in professional or lay com-
mentaries on education.
The former school teacher ob-
jects to her public schools for be-
ing "antiquated," you object to
their progress; she has added
violin to her child's studies, you
object to an "emphasis on extra-
curricular activities;" she rebels
at the pressure for conformity still
prevalent in too many of our pub-
lic schools, you ridicule the mod-
ern educator for his aim of "de-
veloping the individual." .
Those of us who believe in the
merit of public education believe
that Mrs. Schoenheit's child should
go to school not because she
couldn't learn the "3 R's" at home,
but because we know that for a
child to live successfully in the
world of today she needs more
than the 3 R's, she also needs the
experience of growing up enjoying
the normal associations of work-
ing and playing with people her
own age which are essential to
adult social adjustment and the
maturity which every society owes
to it's youth.
Children are different. They
vary in their social and emotional
needs and skills as well as in
their academic skills. Mrs. Sch-
oenheit has stated her opposition
to the "concept that all children,
regardless of race, color, creed,
social background and individual
capabilities should be forced to
submit to one standard of educa-
tion." But this is a concept of your
S"traditional" schools, not that of
the modern school where teachers
reflect the basic truth that every
child deserves the kind of educa-
tion best suited to his needs end

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Michigan for which the Michigan Daily
assumes no editorial responsibility. No-
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Building before 2 p.m. the day preced-
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General Notices
Freshman Testing Program: Make-up
sessions for freshmen who missed any of
the Aptitude tests given Saturday of
orientation week will be held Tues.
evening, Oct. 16, and Thurs. evening.
Oct. 18. Please report, on either night.
to Aud. B, Angell Hall promptly at 6:50
p.m. The language placement examina-
tions and the engineering mathemat-
ics, chemistry, and English placement
examinations will not be given. For
further information call Ext. 2297.
Blue Cross Group Hospitalization,
Medical and Surgical Service Programs
for staff members will be open from
Oct. 8 thru Oct. 19, 1956, for new 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, Oct.
19, no new applications or changes can
be accepted until April, 1957.
Marshall Scholarship applications are
now available in the Scholarship Office,
113 Administration Building. Completed
applications must be returned to this
office no later than Oct. 24.
Late permission: All women students
who attended the concert on Monday,
Oct. 15, had late permission until 11:00
Michigan Union, 7:30 p.m.


Wron Senator' Explanation

THE OTHER DAY when this
column approached Sen. Albert
Gore, Democrat of Tennessee,
about a Republican from Nevada
who mistakenly asked him for
funds to defeat a fellow Democrat
in Nevada, Gore flatly refused to
say anything.
However, we have now been able
to obtain a private letter which
Gore wrote to a friend in Nevada
giving further details of the phone
The man who phoned Gore
thought he was Sen. Barry Gold-
water, the rootin' tootin' Republi-
can of Arizona, formerly top mon-
ey-raiser for Senate Republicans.
In the letter Gore refers to the
man as a "Mr. Stanford." How-
ever, he was actually William San-
ford of Reno, Nev., who has been
raising money for Rep. Cliff
Young, the .Republican candidate
who is running for the Senate
against Sen. Alan Bible in Nevada.
HERE IS THE letter which Sen-
ator Gore, the man who is probing
campaign funds, wrote about the
phone call from the man who
wanted more campaign funds:
"I had a most unusual tele-
phone call. When I returned from
lunch, one of the girls told me that
a Mr. Stanford from Reno had
called, saying he had just arrived
and hadn't slept for three nights
but was most anxious for me to

call him and not to hesitate to
awaken him. She told me the call
had only come in about ten min-
utes before my return. So I tele-
phoned Mr. Standford.
"When he came on the line he
started talking and I started lis-
tening, having some difficulty un-
derstanding all that he was talk-
ing about.
"MR. STANFORD first told me
about how hard he was working
and had been up for most of three
nights either in Nevada, Chicago,
or en route. He first said he sup-
posed I would be' down at the
cocktail party at the Mayflower
this afternoon. I replied that I
wasn't sure I would. As a matter
of fact I had not heard anything
about a cocktail party, but was a
little uncertain about my remarks
since one does receive invitations
to such affairs and either may
overlook them or temporarily for-
get the date.
"Anyway Stanford went on to
say, 'I'll see you at the committee
meeting in the morning.' I said,
'What committee meeting is
that?' He then went on to explain
that it was the finance committee;
that he had received an urgent
wire to come into Washington for
a meeting of the finance commit-
tee which '. . . said that you would
be there.'
"From that point Stanford pro-

ceeded to tell me of 'our plight' in
Nevada and said that campaign
contributions had dried up; that
they had not been able to raise
more than $10,000 for Young; that
two weeks ago ht seemed to be
20,000 votesbehind; that he may
have picked up 5,000 votes but
was still running behind and need-
ed money badly.
* *
"AT THIS POINT I broke in to
Stanford's conversation and said,
'Mr. Stanford, there must be some
error; this is Senator Gore speak-
ing and I'm a Democrat.'
"You can imagine how flabber-
gasted he was, and finally mut-
tered something about my voice
sounding exactly like the voice of
the Senator to whom he had been
talking. Of course I made no in-
quiry as to whom he may have
talked. In fact, I asked no ques-
tions at all. Stanford did make
some remark about having a
brother who ran a paper in south-
ern Nevada. That is the only clue
I have to his identification as he
did not give his first name either
to me or to the girl who took his
Senator Gore attached a post-
script to his letter explaining that
he frequently gets phone calls
that are intended for Senator
Goldwater of Arizona.
(Copyright 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)


--Bob Geake

THOUGH statistics prove that women hold
the balance of voting power in the United
States, a recent survey has shown that they
think about politics to a lesser extent than do
the men of the nation.
At least the survey has shown that they
talk less about politics - which is practically
the same thing, as any male expert will hasten
to assure.
In an election year such as 1956 where the
individual basic issues are those propounded
by the candidates themselves and not main
planks in the party platform, American wo-
men are going to be more increasingly aware
of personalities rather than issues.
Certainly some of the issues under con-
sideration will draw more attention than oth-
ers. Adlai Stevenson's proposals to abandon
the draft and abolish hydrogen bomb tests
will probably have the effect of cancelling out
one another.
ON THE surface, the draft problem is ap-
pealing -- women like having their ~men
reasonably near home. On the other hand, they
have a distrust regarding H-bomb curtailment.
The distrust stems from the security of know-

ing that as long as the U.S. has nuclear weapons
they are not likely to be used against her.
The Democrats plan to make the cost
of living a major campaign issue, but in these
times of economic stability, the slight rise in
food prices creates no more than a very minor
So there is a turn to personalities - Eisen-
hower's against Stevenson's - or against the
Demcratic party, as has been proposed by sev-
eral political analysts.
AND THE women like both Eisenhower and
Nixon as personalities. They like Ike's kind-
liness and his sincerity. They feel that he knows
his way around in foreign affairs. And they
like his partner on the ticket - again, because
of his personable qualities.
The majority of women are unconcerned
with the more complicated intricacies of the
presidential election, and little can be done
to change this. Party organizations as will be
shown on Nov. 6 in order to "get-out-the-vote"
from this large group must have a segment of
the campaign directed toward the particular in-
terests of the American woman.
Associate Editorial Director

Rematch of 1952 Candidates

Associated Press Writer
PRESIDENT Eisenhower is
scrapping hard for a second-
term victory. The "new" Adlai
Stevenson is waging his own kind
of a "give 'em hell" campaign up
and down the land.
The rematch of the 1952 candi-
dates resembles, in some respects,
the pattern of four years ago. But
there are some tangible contrasts.
It's true that Stevenson, the
Democratic nominee, opened up in
the later phases of the '52 cam-
paign when Eisenhower was hit-
ting harder too. But this year it's
a different Stevenson.
It is a difference based much
more deeply than his decision, aft-
er his March defeat in the Min-
nesota primary, to get out and
shake a lot more hands, slap some
backs, and be less of an intellec-
tual "egghead"-a term he laugh-
ingly notes is still sometimes ap-
plied to him - in talking to cam-
paign crowds.
The basic change in Stevenson
is the conviction which prompted
him to go out and fight for the
nomination this year-his stated
belief that President Eisenhower's
Republican administration has not
been good for America and the
world. And there is Stevenson's
contention, also stated publicly
many times, that the President
himself has failed and should be
held personally responsible.
From the Republican camp, Ei-

pening since the nominating con-
ventions of the two major parties
met in August underscores why a
hammer-and-tongs scrap was in-
The President, obviously stung
by Stevenson's point-blank criti-
cism, made a dramatic switch in
tactics and started firing back
hard early in the campaign. Those
who know Eisenhower well had
predicted he would shift gears and
reply to his opponent.
They made the prediction even
though in San Francisco on Aug.
23, a few hours before he was

nominated for another term, the
President said he never had and
never would reply to criticism. A.
good deal of it had been aimed
his way from the Democratic con-
vention in Chicago a week earlier.
Last month, before the cam-
paign was formally under way,
Eisenhower again declined to an-
swer Stevenson attacks on his ad-
ministration, including a conten-
tion the Republican regime had
been marke dby "a contagion of
corruption." The President said he
would leave the replies to others
in his party.

'Bicycle' Sidewalks?
To the Editor:
T SEEMS the time has come for
someone to do something about
the present bicycle problem in the
central campus area. Joel Koening
started the wheels rolilng in his
letter to the editor which appeared
in Sunday's Daily. I have a few
ideas on how to make it safer for
both the rider and walker.'
1. The University should (with
a little of its many millions of dol-
lars) construct a few strategic bi-
cycle walks like those in England
parallel to the sidewalks. These
would be exclusively for bicycles.
Those who still walk to class vould
never have to worry about being
bruised by a Raleigh and .hose
4,000 pedalling to and from class
could move faster to their desti-
2. SGC could form a bicycle
committee that would reason with
the City Council which has, in the
past year, taken the bicycle s tu-
ation into its own dictatorial
hands. Our councilmen apparently
go on the assumption that they
can strong-arm the students since
we can't vote them out of office.
Maybe if they could visualize this
town minus the University, then
might consider the students an
asset to their cherished commu-
nity. An SGC committee might
tactfully force some light into the
opaque minds of our city law mak-
Until these (or other) things are
done to cope with the problem.
maybe the best thing to do is
have other amateur writers like
myself draft proposals. In the
meantime-safe riding and cau-
tious walking whenswe meet in
the muddled confusion of class-
hopping through the diag.
-Robert Mancell, '59
Perennial Question .. .
To the Editor:
WHILE sitting in the Michigan
"' League,
Recovering from caffein fatigue,
I thought of the year to come.
It seemed to be:
Back to lab fees and to M.G.s,
To "Academic Freedom" and the
Back to radium and the Michigan
To Hatcher teas and to Mary Lees;
Back to the regimental filling of
bicycle racks
And to the competitive fighting
for useless facts;
Back to the study of isotopes and
Back to learning of pragmatism
and prisms,
Back to the search for intellec-
I wondered, what is it all?
A return to learn -
-Paul C. Vitz, '57

German Department Make-up exami-
nations will be given 3:00 p.m Thurs.,
Oct. 18, in Room 103, Tappan Hall. All
students concerned must register with
the departmental secretary, Room 108,
Tappan Hall, by Wed., 5:00 p.m., Oct.
Orientation Seminar, Thurs., Oct. 18,
7:00 p.m., Room 1300. Chemistry Build-
ing. Dr. R. C. Elderfield and Dr.-P. J.
Elving will, be the speakers.
Physical - Analytical - Inorganic
Physical-Analytical-Inorganic Chemis-
try Seminar Thurs., Oct. 18, 8:00 p.m.,
Room 3005, Chemistry\ Building. Dr. L.
0. Case will speak on "Kinetics of Met-
al Electrode Reactions."
Organic Chemistry Seminar. Thurs.,
Oct. 18, 8:00 p.m., Room 1300 Chem-
istry Building.Richard Zielinski will
speak on "The Schonberg Rearrange-
401 Interdisciplinary Seminar on the
Application of Mathematics to Social
Science. Room 3401, Mason Hall, 3:00-
4:30 p.m. Oat. 18 Ian Ross and F. Har-
ary (Univ. of Mich.) "Identification of
Cliques in Groups."
Doctoral Examination for Nathan Al-
tucher, Phychology; thesis: "Conflict in
Sex Identification in Boys," Thurs.,
Oct. 18, 7611 Haven Hall, at 3:00 p.m.
Chairman, R. W.'Heyns.
Events Today
Speech Assembly, auspices the Dee
partment of Speech: 4 p.m., Rackhara
Lecture Hall. Dr. Lester Thonnsen, pres-
ident of the Speech Association of
America and professor at the College
of the City of New York, will speak on
"Thoughts on a Great American Insti-
Coming Events
Annual Meeting of the Michigan Con.
ference of A.A.U.P. chapters Sat., Oct.
20 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 32. Union
building of Michigan State University.
SAll members of the U-M A.A.U.P. chap-
ter invited.

Minutes of the previous meeting
Officers' report: President - Interim
action Oct. 18, 19 Pakistan Students As-'
sociation, movie, Rackham Amphithea-
tre. Vice President: Treasurer, Budget.
Student Representatives: Cinema,
Guild report.
Student Activities Building Repert:
Dick Good.
Administrative Wing Report: Janet-
National aild International: Free Uni-
versity of Berlin.
Education and Social Welfare: Lecture
Committee study committee.
Coordinating and Counseling:' Calen-i
dar April 25. 26, 1958 Michigras; Week-
end of May 3, 4, May 3 Grease Bag, 1
o'clock closing; Military Ball; May 4 In-
ter House Council.
Old Business:
New Business:
Members and constituents time
Next meeting, Oct. 24, 1956.
University Lecture, auspices of the
English Department. Thomas H. John-
son, author and critic, "Emily Dickin-
son: How Poetry Is Written." Rackham
Amphitheatre. Wed., Oct. 17,4.:10 p.m.'
American Chemical Society Lecture.
Wed., Oct. 17, 8:00 p.m,., Room 1300.,
Chemistry Building. Dr. Robert A. Al-
berty of the University of Wisconsin
will speak on "Kinetics of the Fumarase
ASC StudentAffiliate. Wed., Oct. 17,
Room 1400 Chemistry Building. George;
Killich will give a glassblowing dem-
onstration. Refreshments.
Victor D'Amico, director of the De-
partment of Education, Museum of
Modern Art, and chairman of the Na-
tional Committee on Art Education., will
speak at the Architecture Auditorium
on Thurs. Oct. 18, at 4:15 p.m. on,
"Creativity and Reaction in Art Educa-
tion." Open to the public without
Academic Notices


by Dick Bibler

Imponderable Independents



Associated Press News Analyst
IN A political campaign which is stirring a
little excitment, some political prognostica-
tors are beginning to wonder if the perennial
imponderables, the independents and the new
voters may not be more imponderable than
For one thing, a great new force of voters
became independent, at least for the moment,

this year, or later?
Is there a tendency, as some have pro-
fessed to perceive in recent years, for new and
younger voters to ignore traditional family vot-
ing lines more frequently than their fathers
ARE these younger voters more jealous of
their political prerogatives, more inclined
to make up their minds and go to the polls,

Placement Notices
Representatives from the following
will be at the Engineering School:

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