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Sixty-Seventh Year


"Yeah, Those Mushrooms-In-The-Skv
Are So Much Nicer"

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.
NoOutside Force Should
Dictate Fraternity Membership

Berlin Philharmonic
THE Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Herbert von Karajan
gave a thrilling display of their musical virtuosity Sunday evening.
The orchestra is unquestionably a marvelously coordinated and vig-
orous group, and von Karajan an orchestra genius of extraordinary
sensitivity towards the poetry and drama of sound. It was technical
brilliance directed to a sincere and proper end - the music itself;
and the compositions were indeed most intriguing.
The "Symphonie liturgique" of Honegger proved itself the most
thought provoking number of the evening. Without much waste of
words, it got, via a few scratching-grunting dissonances in the strings,
into the "contemporary" trumpet blares. Honegger took the audience
by somewhat of a shock; several of my neighbors muttered oh-s and
ah-s and "it's modern stuff!"; and for a moment I was looking


IT IS A FAIRLY SAFE assumption that dis-
crimination in fraternities is immoral. To
deny membership in such groups because of
racial stereotypes certainly isn't in line with
basic Democratic principles.
However, imposition of these principles on
any social group by an outside force is equally
unfair. Fraternities are clearly social and living
units; and as no agency has the right to force
one to socialize with people he doesn't like,
there is no reason why fraternity members
should be forced to do so.
Fraternity members live together, eat to-
gether and hold parties together. Any one who
is clearly inimicable to other members, no
matter how specious the reasoning, shouldn't
be forced upon them. A person may know logi-
cally that members of another race or religion
are equal, but if he is to feel discomfort around
them, he should be permitted to avoid contact.
CERTAIN MINORITY religious groups are
afraid to integrate for several reasons. In
the first place, a "they don't want us, why
should we want them?" attitude may prevail.
Second, some minority groups have a desire
to maintain identity with that group. Integra-
tion could cause total assimiliation, something
they are resisting, hence another fear of such
a move. Further, there is no democratic prin-
ciple saying they-must assimilate.

These arguments don't have to be logical or
reasonable. The important thing is the welfare
of the fraternity members.
,JNSTITUTIONALIZED segregation, of course,
is even worse. University pressure for inte-
gration are aimed at the development of strong
moral principles, while bias clauses or special
rituals are aimed at their destruction.
Fraternities should feel obligated to their
local chapters rather than to the fraternity as
a whole. No outside force should impose restric-
tions on whom the group may or may not take
as members.
Here, a university's desire to outlaw estab-
lished bias clauses stands of firm ground. One
members of a fraternity with a bias clause
discussing recent rushing described "a Jewish
fellow who was really a good boy. We would
have liked to taken him, but after all, we have
to think of the fraternity as a whole."
THERE IS NO REASON why he should think
of the fraternity as a whole. Whatever a
local chapter does has little bearing on the
national, and pledging the man in. question
could conceivably strengthen the local chapter.
Whatever the rationale behind it, fraternity
membership in local chapters should not be dic-
tated by any outside force.


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oor T.w &44o&4T9'IPo~sTC4

President and Candidate

Lyn Hall Gets a Letter

S IKE"running scared"?
After insisting that he would not barnstorm
throughout the U.S. to seek reelection, President
Dwight D. Eisenhower has changed his mind.
He has toured the country from Peoria, Ill.
and Des Moines, Iowa, to Los Angeles and
Tacoma, Wash. belting away at the.Democratic
candidate and his party. While never mention-
ing Adlal Stevenson by name, Ike has left no
question in the minds of his listeners at whom
his attack is directed.
In his Peoria speech he struck hard at Stev-
enson for "mockery and deceit" on the farm'
At Cleveland, he ripped into "politicians ...
Who go about the country expressing . . . their
worries about America and the American people
and suggested that such "worry-warts" should
"forget themselves for a while" and "get out
and mingle with the people."
EISENHOWER is a man of a changeable
mind. In thepre-campaign months of 1952
he emphasized that he would not carry on a
whis le-stop campaign for the presidency. Yet
the Eisenhower campaign of 1952 was one of
the most strenuous in U.S. history.
Perhaps the defeat of the GOP in the Maine
elections was a factor in drawing Ike off his
front porch. Republican party chairman Leon-
ard Hall and other GOP higher-ups, afraid
of another Dewey fiasco, urged Eisenhower to
abandon his White House porch-television cam-
The GOP leaders know that the election is
not merely an equation involving Republicans

and Democrats. It is a case of Ike on one side
and all the Democrats on the other. With Ike
ready to campaign vigorously, the GOP could
very well win the presidential race. The urgings
of frightened GOP leaders and the Eisenhower
tendency to get his "dander" up has succeeded
in getting Ike out among the people.
Any pre-campaign hiope that President Eisen-
hower could separate himself from Candidate
Eisenhower have disappeared.
I.D. Cheek at Stadium
Appears Foolish and Pettr
REQUIRING students to show I.D. cards
to get into last Saturday's football game
strikes us as a bit foolish and a bit petty.
Northwestern, although a league game, was
not a major opponent and did not draw a ca-
pacity crowd. Conditions for scalping were
among the least likely of the season.
On the other hand, the two Saturdays pre-
vious saw Army and Michigan State in town
and chances for scalping were ripe. Some ef-
fort by the University and local police cut
down on scalping but no effective measures
were taken and the illegal sale of tickets was
reported rampant.
The clamp-down last Saturday appears to
be closing the barn down after the horse is
long gone.
Also seems to be, to borrow an Army term,
a bit '"chicken".

OP chairman Len Hall got a
hot letter the other day from
a lady. She is rather an import-
ant lady, Katherine Kennedy
Brown of Dayton, one of Sena-
for Taft's closest friends and a top
Republican in Ohio.
Mrs. Brown protested to Hall,
who was trained under-Tom Dew-
ey, that he was ignoring the Taft
wing of the party. Her letter is
not supposed to be publi'shed, but
here it is anyway:
"My Dear Len:
"You have just sent me the list
of your appointments to the ex-
ecutive committee and I am
shocked by your utter unwilling-
ness to try to unify the party. You
have persistently ignored prac-
tically every friend of the late
ISenator Taft in all of your ap-
pointments and you even contin-
ue to appoint people who I have
reason to know are harming in-
stead of helping the Republican
* * *
"YOU NAMED only one man to
the executive committee who was
a supporter of Senator Taft, and
you named 14 who were not. I
am glad that you did name Ray
Bliss, for he is doing a grand job
for our party. I suppose you are
utterly indifferent to the fact that
you are ignoring the bulk of real
Republicans in this country by
failing to appoint people who rep-
resent them.
"It is a poor return for the self-
sacrifice which Bob Taft made
and were he alive today, I am
confident that he would say to
you just what I am saying, for I
worked so closely with him, served
as the only woman on phis nation-
al strategy committee, and our re-

actions to things political were
almost always in complete accord.
"I am sorry that you have made
it necessary for me to write you
in this vein, but unlike some of
your friends, I am unwilling to let
silence give consent to things
which I consider absolutely harm-
ful to our party. You know better
than to do such things. Who is
back of it? I
"Sincerely yours,
"Katherine Kennedy Brown"
* * *
BELIEVE IT or not, the present
Republican White House has been
using one of the famous brain
trusters of the White House in
Roosevelt's day to squelch criti-
cism of the Eisenhower Adminis-
He is "Tommy the Cork" Cor-
coran, one of the most astute
brain trusters ever to help pilot
the destinies of presidents, and he
has noV managed to sidetrack
some scathing criticism of three
top men in the Ike Administra-
tion which the Democrats were
about to release. Here is the in-
side story:
T h e House Small Business
Committee has prepared a highly
critical report on the operations
of three powerful Ike commission-
ers: Jerome Kuykendall, chair-
man of the Federal Power Com-
mission; S i n c 1 a i r Armstrong,
chairman of the Securities and
Exchange Commission; and Ed-
ward Howrey, ex-chairman of the
Federal Trade Commission.
However, after the small busi-
ness committee prepared an ad-
vance copy of the report, it was
sent as a courtesy to Congress-
man McCulloch of Ohio, Republi-
can, who promptly slipped it to

the White House. Then the wire-
pulling began.
* * *
THE CONTENTS were circlated
to the three commissioners, who
together with the White House,
began to pull wires. Ex-FTC
chairman H o w r e y telephoned
John Wheelock, assistant director
of investigation for the trade
commission, and told him he was
considering a libel suit against
Congressman Joe Evins of Ten-
nessee, chairman of the Small
Business Subcommittee.
Howrey knew that Wheelock
was from Tennessee and would
immediately leak to Cong. Evins.
He did. Evins hesitated.
Simultaneously, another mem-
ber of the committee in Chicago
got even more-worried. He was
Sidney Yates, Democrat. He got
on the telephone to Congressman
4* *
HOWEVER, the final damper on
the scorching report on Ike's
three commissioners was applied
by "Tommy the Cork." Tommy
knows the way to get things done
in Washington. He's been around
a long time. He went, straight to
the boss of Congressmen Evins
and Yates-to Cong. Wright Pat-
man of Texarkana, Texas. Tom-
my is working for the Texas Gas
Transmission Pipeline Company,
which does a lot of business in
He is also a friend of Cong. Pat-
man. The small business commit-
tee report was buried-at least
until a f t e r November sixth,
though because of the leak to the
White House, Cong. Evins insist-
ed on giving copies to Democrats
who had testified before his sub-
(Copyright 1956 by Bell Syndicate, IInc.)

forward to seeing somebody get
throw something at the music-
ians. But the evening failed to
assume historic importance (re-
member the "Rite of Spring" or
the "Riot concert" in Vienna a
few years ago?), and everybody
settled down dutifully.
THE SYMPHONY contained
probably the most dissonant mo-
ments of music that I have ever
heard. Whereas some listeners
were blessed with a natural talent
for enjoying such matters, others
were graciously assured by the
program notes that everything
would become meaningful in
terms of the "story," the grand
ascent from the shrill cries of ter-
ror of judgment day, and the
earthly follies into an illumined,
angelic sphere, a sort of a hell-to-
heaven tour in three easy chap-
** * *
HONEGGER invented the pro-
gram probably to compensate for
his lack of the gift of melodic in-
vention. Only "a chordal theme
in fifths, sharply accented, in-
toned by the strings" (whoever
wrote these program notes!) in
the first movement and a birdcall
for flute and piccolo later were
memorable. The rest were unre-
vealing scale fragments, or clum-
sy chromaticisms between con-
ventional harmony tones, lacking
coherence, sometimes even
shamefully banal, as in the trum-
pets in the last movement.
Surely, the rhythmic thump of
the piano and basses of the "Dona
nobis pacem" brought about an
exciting development in percus-
sive play; and the earsplitting
culmination of the movement was
an utterly enjoyable catharsis.
Yet now the image of the work
has become rather uninviting,
musically unmemorable, and
somewhat hollow.
The most rewarding music of
the evening was in Beethoven's
Symphony No. 7. Full of exquis-
ite melodies, masterly architec-
ture, humor, reflection, energetic
growings and climaxes, it was an
indisputable masterpiece. I would
be wasting words trying to tell
you more about it. I feel but sorry
for those unable to attend this re-
markable event of the new season.
Avo Somer
Run In Sun
Off Base'
"Run For The Sun" is claimed
to be based on Richard Connell's
"The Most Dangerous Game". If
so, all I can say is that it's pretty
far off base.
Connell's story was a reason-
ably good adventure-type story as
I remember. The film version got
crossed up somewhere so that the
final result is somewhat short of
what one might like to think of
as good.
Briefly, the film tells more or
less coherently about the efforts
of two escaped war criminals,
holed up in the Mexican jungles,
to track down and kill an Ameri-
can writer and a newspaper wo-
man who have stumbled into
their hide-out. As such, the story
is not unexciting, although any'
resemblence to the original is il-
But what a fortuitous set of
circumstances are necessary to
get our side out of hot water.
Guns jam, dogs get lost, snares
work perfectly, motors start, and
plump Jane Greer's makeup
doesn't even get smeared after
two days hike through the jungle
wtihout food.

But whatever its minor incon-
sistencies, R.F.T.S. will keep most
of the urchins in their seats until
it's over. (After all, modesty has
ruined more kidneys than al-
Now, I raise a question. In the
advertising, the statement "A
raging animal of a man, more
savage than any jungle killer" is
made. Who is this raging animal?
Is it Trevor Howard, a strangely
fatuous British traitor? No. Is it
Peter Van Eyck, a strong, silent,
careless German? No. Is it Rich-
ard Widmark, gentle but hard
drinking writer whose wife runs
off with another man? No. It
must be that Indian we see brief-
ly in the first scene. He is a rag-
ing animal, far too savage for our
soft audiences.

up, walk out, pull a punch, or
A trocious
MASOCHISTS take note: "For-
eign Intrigue" is now playing
at the Michigan.
What we have here, kiddies, is
a Spy Picture that out-Spies any
Spy Picture you've ever seen. At
one point in the film, there are
three men on the screen and every
blasted one of them is wearing a
trenchcoat. There isn't a single
character in the film, except per-
haps an old blind lady the author
threw in for laughs, who can be
trusted. Don't believe anything
anybody says in this picture. They
are just the sneakiest bunch of
people ever, oozing all Qver the
screen, lurking in dark alleys, hid-
ing behind pillars, making anony-
mous phone calls, clubbing their
friends from behind and just gen-
erally carrying-on in a wild and
undisciplined manner. Mercy, what
a lack of decorum!
* * *
AND ANOTHER neat thing
aboutsthis picture, buddies, is that
it has no ending! Doesn't that
sound like fun? Here you are sit-
ting in this movie theatre watching
all these spies, counter-spies, coun-
ter-counter-spies, intelligence ag-
ents, counter-intelligence agents
and who know what-all and when
the last piece bf footage vanishes
into limbo, you suddenly realize
that the story isn't over. A few
people are cauglgt, but the prob-
lem of tracking down the Big Vil-
lians is not yet solved, and our
hero, Robert Mitchum, goes walk-
ing off in the distance, his foot-
steps echoing down the cobbled
streets of Venice, still on his quest.
You know what that means,
don't you? It means A Sequel is
on theway. And with that horrify-
ing prospect before us in an elec-
tion year, one wonders why both
candidates are keeping so hush-
hush about the matter. Hey, may-
be Stevenson and Eisenhower are
spies, too! After this picture, you
don't know whom you can trust.
But-you can trust me, folks. I
somehow have emerged unscathed
from "Foreign Intrigue" although
I am inclined to be a teeny-bit
tension to a "musical theme" in
the soundtrack that sounds like a
four-handed ping-pong match ac-
companied by a bass fiddle. A loud
bass fiddle. Allow me to further
cite a member of the cast, one
sexy girl named Ingrid Turean
who has a thick Swedish accent
that renders her every word prac-
tcially intelligible. Well, maybe
it's better that way.
Take your Tums along to this
one. Be prepared.
-David New'man
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Housing and Cultural Contact

W ITH THE prospect of a new international
center, a different viewpoint toward inter-
national students also seems well worth con-
The proposed center would provide living
quarters for 1,000 students as well as more ade-
quate space for meetings and social gatherings.
The proposed International House might also
serve a very different purpose.
An attitude of American students-an atti-
tude that could segregate foreign students with
the idea that now they have their own place
to live, why should we care about -them-might
very well isolate international students and
defeat the purpose of an international center.
t ,
W HILE THE DESIRE to give foreign students
a place to live, have meetings, discussions,
Editorial Stafff

and parties is undoubtedly sincere, it still
doesn't express the most significant purpose of
such a center-that is, the exchange of ideas
and cultures among other foreign students and
However, the full purpose is implied in the
proposal for the International House, which
would include living space for Americans as
well as foreign students, thus providing an
opportunity for exchange of ideas on less im-
portant, everyday problems, perhaps in the
long-run as important as the big issues.
Some might be tempted to construe this
sharing of ideas as an attempt to "integrate"
or "Americanize" foreign students.
Yet, a more selfish, but perhaps more honest
viewpoint would exclude this idea and better
serve both foreign and American students.
American students would-receive much in per-
sonal benefits, a chance for new perspectives, by
living with students from other nations.
CERTAINLY, it is difficult to make a person
feel "at home" without taking an interest in
him, and certainly it is just as difficult to
appreciate the ideas, personalities, and cultures
of foreign students without realizing their value
to us.
The University can build a new international
center, but international students can offer
much in return, much that American students
would never see, hear, or appreciate without
extensive travel.
One often hears of the opportunities of the
shrinking world, with distances compressed by
jet planes and telephone cables; yet, when there
exists at the University a condensation of many
nations, it would be foolish not to try to absorb
some of the many benefits in four years of



world Propaganda Defeat

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

AP Foreign News Analyst
NIKITA S. Khrushchev, remini-
scent of a country politician
making his first splash in the big
time, seems to be in hot water.
The Soviet Communist party
boss's experiments in winning
friends and influencing Western
socialists are blowing up in his
face. He has brought the Commu-
nist party face to face with a dis-
astrous world propaganda defeat.
The Khrushchev line, ever since
he began to throw his weight.
around in a clumsily dictatorial
manner, has been that the Soviet
Union had to make itself respect-
able in the eyes of the outside
world. Then it would be in a bet-
ter position to direct external
Communist parties in the cam-
paign to lure all left-wing ele-
ments into a common front and
eventually to dominate them. At
the least, he expected this sort of
courtship to result in isolating the
United States from the rest of
the world.

ately been hanged, proper apolo-
gies would be made. It was Stalin
who was to blame-not the Com-
munist party.
. But a little freedom proved
dangerous. Not only did the pub-
lic in :Iungary and Poland leap at
the chance, but a rift developed
in the Communist parties, be-
tween those who leaned on Mos-
cow throughout their careers and
those who stood for independent
Khrushchev's trouble was that
he had buried Stalin, but not Sta-
linism. Secret police methods
might have been modified, but
economic oppression remained.
Khrushchev remained true to the
basic Stalin tenet - all for heavy
industry to build the might c; a
Communist empire. The public
could wait.
- I
THROUGH Khrushchev's efforts,
Georgi Malenkov fell as Soviet
Premier. With him fell the prom-
ise of a flowering consumer'ry to
satisfy some of the denied yearn-

This was most striking in Hun-
gary and Poland, whose people
bow to none in their dislike of
Russians. In Poland, the resist-
ance was hardening. The trend
threatened to rip to shreds
Khrushchev's whole canvas of a
new and respectable Communist
leadership. He tried a bit more re-
* * *
HUNGARY'S R a k o s i was
whisked to Moscow, out of harm's
way. Nagy, the "Little Malenkov,"
returned to prestige. In Poland,
courts went easy on "bread and
freedom" rioters. Freedom-loving
Czechs stirred restively. Strikes
broke out in Communist East
But in Poland above all, the
danger was imminent. The resur-
rected Titoists there pushed for a
clean break from Moscow domi-
nation. At last Moscow was
scared. Khrushchev and an escort
of Soviet military brass flew to
Poland to try to stem the tide.
They were met by a rebellious


Student Art Print Loan, Collection.
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Oct. 25. On Tues., Oct. 39. the Collec-
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pictures which remain.
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