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"This Time Let's Get A New Tire"


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Sixty-Seventh Year

hen 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.

Displaced Refugees
Equal to Suez Problem

HOUGH presently overshadowed by the UN's
Suez action, the problem of handling one
million Arab refugees from the 1948 Palestine
war presents a problem of equal importance and
even greater difficulty.
At present, almost one million Arabs live
in' crowded, sordid camps clustered around
the borders of Israel. They have no means -of
self-support and no real hopes for the future,
relying on the UN for their every bit of food,
clothing and shelter.
No one seems to want responsibility for either
the creation of this problem or the solution.
Israelis assert that these people were told by
Arab leaders to leave Palestine while the war
was in progress, with the assurance that the
war would be a shoi't, quick victory for the
Arabs. The Israelis also claim that they were
told that the Annihilation of the Jews would
be complete and that the displaced Arabs would
be1 able to take over the riches of the country
that the Jews had created.
The Arabs, on the other hand, say that they
fled before the advancing Israeli armies, fearing
that it would mean death to be caught by the
Undoubtedly, there is truth to both sides.
The present refugees probably did fear the
Israeli armies, but they were also encouraged
by Arab leaders.
BUT NOW there are a million people standing
on the borders of Israel, looking back at the
land that used to be their home, and building
up the resentment that leads to suicide attacks
and the perpetual hope of "pushing the Jews
into the Sea.'"
There is no doubt that the very existence of
these refugees has been the principle issue pre-
venting peace between the Israelis and their
neighbors. If nothing is done to eradicate the
refugee camps, the issue will remain and will
stand permanently between the antagonized
nations. This is the problem that the UN faces
after the threat of immediate war is past.
There are only two real solutions. Either
these people are to be replanted in the sur-
rounding Arab countries or they must return
to their homes in Israel.
The Arab nations, with the exception of Egypt
and the north African nations, are sparsely
populated. There are great amounts of unused
land that would bloom if given the proper
irrigation. Many of the Arab nations are re-
ceiving large oil royalties that could pay for
the needed irrigation projects and such pro-
jects would require laborers that these coun-
tries don't have. The situation is ripe for im-
migration of several million people into the
countries of Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia alone.
The UN committee on the resettlement of these
refugees has recommended just that.
ON THE OTHER HAND, Israel is a land no
bigger than the state of New Jersey and
only about one quarter of the land is arable.
The Israelis are having great troubles just
finding room for refuge Jews.

But most important, the state of Israel can-
not be expected to absorb almost one million
people dedicated to the destruction of the
state of Israel.
The UN must resettle these people in Arab
lands by a means that will be something less
than voluntary. Force is out of the question.
But the UN does have a great economic
weapon in its hands. It can demand that the
Arab nations accept their fellow Arabs for re-
settlement on the threat of cutting off the sup-
port of these people. If the U.S., Britain and
France sponsored such a resolution in the Gen-
eral Assembly, it could be pushed through -
though at the violent objection of the Arab
and Communist nations.
Arab nations would then be faced with the
problem of feeding one million hungry people
or accepting the UN suggestions that they have
so far been rejecting.
Some may suggest that this '-ould cause the
dissolution of the UN, but the suggestion is not
valid. The two nations which now contain most
of the refugees, Egypt and Jordan, would
collapse economically under the strain of sud-
denly having to feed an extra one million
mouths.' They would be forced to reluctantly
accept the UN's ultimatum.
Anthony Eden has said that the British
and French have moved arbitrarily into the
Suez for the common good. Perhaps it is time
for another arbitrary move for everyone's wel-
f are.
Poor Publicity of Election
Resulted in. Low SGC Vote
THE LOW SGC vote (and we think it was
low despite all the rationalizations given)
is a reflection on SGC's public relations com-
mittee, the elections director, and the heads
of housing groups.
With the exception of a few scattered posters
there was virtually no publicity given SGC
elections. It takes hard work to make the cam-
pus SGC-conscious but the vote could have
been much larger if the people responsible had
tried to get out a vote instead of worrying
about what reasons they could give to explain
the low vote.
This campus should have been literally plas-
tered with posters, banners and pamphlets. '
Sound trucks could have publicized the elec-
tions. Efforts should have been made to work
with individual house presidents in getting out
a vote.
LARGE vote doesn't reflect intelligence
and it doesn't guarantee election of quali-
fied candidates. But it does indicate general
campus interest in student government.
That there wasn't a large vote is SGC's fault.
All that's needed to improve the vote is appli-
cation of some elementary propaganda tech-
City Editor

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'Good News' Spirited
But Faults Predominate

THERE is something to be said, commendably, for spirit and effort
in a theatrical production. Whatever it is, let that be said for the
new Soph Show production of "Good News." Spirit and effort, how-
ever, do not make for a satisfying evening when they alone are forced
to carry a show. "Good News" had a certain amount of infectious vi-
tality, but it is weak in almost all the other depar ,ents.
When a new organization presents a largely amateur company in
a musical comedy, one does not come to the theatre expecting "My
Fair Lady." There must be a modified set of critical standards applied
to a show that is the product of almost completely student organiza-
tion. Nonetheless, last night's offering was guilty of faults which glared
even in the light of its inherent drawbacks.
From, a production standpoint, "Good News" suffered most. There
were some embarassing lighting errors that plunged the stage into
comparative darkness in the middle of certain numbers and a sound
system was employed that played havoc with some of the singing. The

EISENHOWER'S handling of
the Near East crisis reealls a
significant private remark he
made on Dec. 31, 1950, the last
day he served as president of
Columbia University.
Sen. James Duff of Pennsyl-
vania, the late Russell Davenport
of Life Magazine, Russell Forgan,
the stockbroker, and John Ben-
nett, New York Republican, were
gathered in his office. Eisenhow-
er had just been appointed by
Truman to command the newly
formed NATO military setup in
Paris. He told his friends:
"The Western world, for sur-
vival, will have to maintain ship-
ping lanes to countries with criti-
cal materials, especially oil and
manganese. We have not handled
the Arab situation too intelli-
gently, and if the Kremlin should
move into the oil fields of Saudi
Arabia and if the decision were
mine to make, I would use the
atomic bomb to destroy those oil
Eisenhower picked up a steel
paperweight from his desk. "Do
you gentlemen realize," he said,
"that we cannot make one pound
of steel without manganese? And
one of the chief suppliers of man-
ganese is India."
High officials who have con-
ferred at the White House in the
last ten days say that Ike today
does not believe in using the same
degree of force to protect the Suez
Canal. Certainly he would not use
the A-bomb. Last week he sent
strong messages to Prime Mini-
ster Eden and Premier Mollet of
France, urging that they accept
a cease-fire in order to prevent'
any possible threat of Russian

ing in Ohio with Gov. Frank
Lausche, now Senator-elect from
Ohio. With him was his Press
Secretary, Clayton Fritchey, for-
mer ace reporter for the Cleveland
"Do you know Clayton Frit-
chey?" Stevenson asked Lausche.
"Know him. He invented me!"
What Lausche referred to was
the fact that, when mayor of
Cleveland, he couldn't make up
his mind whether to run for gov-
ernor of Ohio or not. Never be-
fore had a Catholic been elected
to that high office. Fritchey told
Lausche to run, predicted he
would make it. He gave Lausche
encouragement not only to run,
but later to become the first man
in history to be five times gover-
nor of Ohio.
* * *
ONE MAN who had much to do
with switching the 20-year Demo-
cratic trend in West Virginia was
Bradley Nash, former assistant
to the secretary of the Air Force
and GOP candidate for Congress
in West Virginia. Knowing that
the United Mine Workers' vote
was all-important, Nash went to
John L. Lewis' political adviser,
Bob Howe, and got his permission
to talk to district miner leaders in
West Virginia. He buttonholed
most of them, found them re-
ceptive to Republicans, not too re-
ceptive politically to John L.
Chappy Revercomb, new GOP
Senator-elect from West Virginia,
may do an Arthur Vandenberg.
Revercomb was so isolationist and
so anti-some racial groups in 1948
that candidate Tom Dewey re-

fused to go to West Virginia.
Friends say that he's now seeing
the light of day and, like the late
Senator Vandenberg, may become
something of a liberal.
Biggest debt owed by the Demo-
crats in their million-dollar deficit
is to the telephone company and
the airlines . . . Adlai Stevenson
considers himself responsible for
helping pay it. He will make
speeches at Democratic dinners
all over the country. Staff mem-
bers of the Democratic National
Committee are resigning whole-
sale. No money to pay salaries.
Mrs. -Joe Clark, wife of the new
Senator-elect from Pennsylvania,
is being billed in Washington as
the most taciturn of all Senate
wives. Interviewed in Philadelphia
about her husband's terrific vic-
tory, Mrs. Clark was asked, "Are
you thrilled with the election?"
She replied, "You can assume so."
* * *
HERE IS an unreported inci-
dent in the recent election cam-
paign which illustrates one rea-
son the Democrats lost: dissen-
sion and lack of money.
It is no secret that many Demo-
crats disagreed with Adlai Stev-
enson about the wisdom of his
political strategy in proposing the
end of H-bomb tests. They felt
that, while he was right scientif-
ically, he was -wrong politically.
There wasn't enough time to get
the complicated question of the
H-bomb across to the American
However, when Sen. Albert
Gore of Tennessee made a speech
in Kentucky on the H-bomb, he
was completely understandable
and extremely effective.
(Copyright 1956 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

show also saw fit to employ a
chorus of eighty - count 'em,
eighty-people that often massed
together on the stage to produce
an effect of rush hour in Grand
Central Station. It is nice that a
lot of people want to sing and
dance, but the dangers of accept-
ing all. comers were immediately
apparent on the Lydia Mendel-
ssohn stage.
Musically, the orchestra was
unfortunately guilty of making
some decidedly unmusical sounds,
and occasionally what started to
be a singing solo wound up as
something in the nature of a
rhythm drum solo with vocal ob-
Directorially, there were some
grievous errors that did harm to
the show proper and which could
have been avoided. There was of-
times a tendency to let the anti-
quated lines carry the show with-
out much help from the perform-
ers, especially in the love scenes.
Furthermore, in almost every case,
whenever a song was sung by so-
loist or chorus, all action on the
stage would cease, the song would
be sung straight at the audience
from center stage, and then the
stage business would begin again
when it was over. Since the old
script, however frothy and plea-
surable as a light romp, is essen-
tially an episodic work to begin
with, this sort of presentation
makes it even more so.
The gags in the script are not
the most riotous but a couple of
performers showed the ability to
really take ahold of a weak script
and give it more than it asks for.
This is the kind of playing "Good
News" needed all night, but it
was only apparent in the work of
Robert Denison, who was by far
the fair-haired boy of the produc-
tion, and often in the perform-
ance of Linda Bates, who had
enough abandon and good-na-
tured humor to make her char-
acter really pleasant. When these
two romped about, one could see
polish and poise.
The other high spots of the
show, which is about a mixed-up
romance between a football hero
and a coed in the flapper era, are
largely ones where everybody
really decides to knock the audi-
ence on its collective ear. Al-
though the "Good News" number
came on like Gang-Busters, it at
least accomplished its purpose of
being flashy and bright. Similar-
ly the "Varsity Drag" with its big
Charleston Chorus lifted the show
and the audience up to a peak
of enjoyment and excitement.
This kind of peak should actually
have been the general level of
performance throughout the show.
Instead it was a notable and wel-
come exception.
Those in charge should bear
in mind that care - care in cast-
ing; care in staging, care in pro-
duction -- should be taken into
consideration as well as verve and
zest. In a really good show, you
can't have one without the other.
-David Newman

Finney Art
ONE OF the highlights of last
night's concert by the Detroit
'Symphony was its performance
of Ross Lee Finney's "Slow
Piece". This piece, which was
written in 1941, is a beautiful ei-
ample of Mr. Finney's talent for
composing. As the title indicates
the piece is limited to one tempo
throughout. In the hands of a
less capable person this limita-
tion would soon lead to complete
boredom. However, Mr. Finney
has achieved a wonderfully stim-
ulating composition by ever-
changing lyrical melodies and
coloristic effects. Fortunately Mr.
Finney was present to take a well
deserved bow. The University of
Michigan is honored by his pres-
ence as a resident composer.
As the soloist for the evening,
Mischa Mischakoff, who is usu-
ally Concertmaster, performed
Brahm's Concerto in D major."
Mr. Mischakoff is obviously a
master of his instrument. It
would seem that he felt more at
ease with the more melodic por-
tions of the work, which he exe-
cuted with great beauty, than in
the more technical passages, al-
though he executed these with the
ease of a virtuoso. The orchestra
played its accompanying role well,
even though at the beginning of
the piece it tended to overshadow
the soloist.
THE CONCERT, under the di-
rection of Valter Poole, concluded
with Hindemith's "Mathis der
Maler". This work clearly showed
off one of the unique aspects, of
the orchestra, as it calls for ex-
tended work by the brass section.
This section obtains a rather soft
sound which is quite opposed to
the piercing quality which most
American orchestras strive to
achieve. Perhaps this will become
one of the "trade marks" of the
group, as it is not the sound one
usually hears in European orches-
tras either.
The biggest weakness of the or-
chestra was most apparent in
Kabalevsky's "Overture to Colas
Breugnon," the opening number
of the concert. Some work in the
field 'of orchestra precisiqn needs
to be done before this orchestra
will rank among the finer orches-
tras in' the country. Bad attacks
and splattering pizzacatos marred
an otherwise fine performance.
-Bruce Jacobson
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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
Late Permission: All women students
who attended the concert, Wed., Nov.
14, at Hill Auditorium had late per-
mission until 11:30 p.m.
An Intensive 1?-hour course on "Pro-
gramming for the Type 650 Computer"
will be given starting Dec. 3 from 4-
Mon., Wed., Fri., Dec. 3, 5 and 7, Mon.,
Wed., and Fri., Dec. 10, 12 and 14,
Please call Mrs. Brando, Ext. 2768 for
further informaiton.

Mary L. Hinsdale Scholarship,
amounting to $138.19 (interest on the
endowment fund) is available to un-
dergraduate women who are wholly
or partially self-supporting and who
do not live in University residence hails
or sorority houses. Girls with better
than average scholarship and need will
be considered. Application blanks, ob-
tainable at the Alumnae Council Of-
fice, Michigan League, should be filed
by Dec. 1, 1956.



Improving Hill Concerts

THE UNIVERSITY community is indeed for-
tunate to be able to witness many of the
world's top musicians in performances at
Hill Auditorium. These concerts present top-
flight artists, and should not be missed, as
they are an important part of the educational
However, a few improvements might be in
First, solo vocalists, such as Miss Schwarz-
kopf, require warmup time, in much the same
way as an athlete needs time to get ready for
a game. Several concert halls around the world
provide a closed off, private room in which'
solo vocalists can warm up, eliminating the
need of warming up on the first number or
two of the actual concert.

SECONDLY, concerts should start on time and
doors should close before the artist makes his
appearance. These are faults found in several
concert halls, not only Hill Auditorium. Except
for that rare occasion when an artist is late
for a performance, there should be no reason
why concerts can't start at the scheduled
Furthermore, it is common practice to allow
latecoming members of the audience to file in
between selections. This does little but annoy
performing artists. When a man of note, like
Mantovani, glares at latecomers and obviously
halts his performance until there is complete
silence, something is wrong.
These suggestions will help make concert-
going more enjoyable, at Hill and elsewhere.

Education, The Middle East, and Daily Edits


Fatal Communist Move?

Associated Press News Analyst
EVERY DAY produces new evidence that the
Soviet Union, by using force to crush the
Hungarian revolution, has done something from
which communism may never completely re-
Now Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia has added
his voice to the wave of recrimination sweeping
through the various national Communist parties
in Europe.
He terms the decision to call in Russian
troops a "fatal error."
.sAnd indeed it may be, judging from the chain
of resignations by party leaders throughout
The, great mass parties of Italy and France
are split as they have never been split before.
The small parties of other non-Communist
countries stand convicted of membershin in

communism. Indeed, all of his words have to
be judged against a background of his competi-
tion with Russia for ascendancy in the middle
European states.
He does testify, however, that he is on the
side ,of the more liberal group in the Kremlin,
if the term liberal may be used at all in con-
nection with the Communists. This group is
headed by Khrushchev, while the Stalinists
who get Tito's blame for the action in Hungary
are headed by Molotov.
On one point Tito is contradictory. He gives
the Stalinists credit for being able to move in
Hungary against the wishes of Khrushchev.
Yet he says the anti-Stalinists are the stronger
element in the Moscow heirarchy, and that the
results of the Hungarian fiasco will cause the
Stalinists to reform.
FROM THE world standpoint, it was Soviet

Integrated Curricul um
To the Editor:
IN recent weeks there has been
quite a bit of talk about im-
proving the curriculums in the
various colleges. Most of this talk
has centered around improving
courses now being offered, or
augmenting the present courses
with new , and presumably more
stimulating ones.
There has been very little talk
however, about improving tech-
niques for teaching students to
intergrate between academic dis-
ciplines. Ideally, I suppose, in-
tergration is an intelectual pro-
cess that should go on within the
individual, but most of us do not
feel adaquately equipped in terms
of experience to satisfactorily in-
tegrate different bodies of know-
ledge. As a result, we quite fre-
quently come to the end of our
college career with a kind of frag-
mented view of man's knowledge.
We learn Psychology, and Soci-
ology, and Political Science, and
Economics but we never learn
how these -disciplines are tied to-
gether or interelated.
It seems to me that a truly lib-
eral ecainction nght to npnvidep

problems the division of labor
found in all socities, and the eco-
nomic, sociological and political
ramifications of this division.
In this way, I think, students
would better grasp the interrela-
tionships between academic disci-
plines, and they probably would
be able to see more clearly where
one discipline stands in relation
to another. In addition the stu-
dents would probably learn how
to apply the intergrating tech-
niques learned in one specific area
to any of the other areas of man's
-Jay S. Cole, '57
British Policy .
To the Editor:
AS A guest in your country j am
reluctant to become involved in
a political controversy in your
press; I would, however, be glad
of an opportunity to make a few
final remarks in reply to Salah
Time is already proving the wis-
dom of recent British and French
intervention in the Middle East.
We now find ourselves in the posi-
tion of locum tenens in the Canal

relative stability in the area be-
tween the wars. Many thousands
of British lives were lost in the
desert in the second world war de-
fending Egypt, and the rest of the
Middle East, against the Nazis and
Fascists. Many Egyptians have
been educated and, have learned
their technical skills in the British
Isles, and many more have been
taught in Egypt itself by British
We, certainly have our personal
interest in' this part of the world
but I repeat, with deep conviction,
that we British have nothing to be
ashamed of in our past or present
policies in the Middle East.
-Torn B. Boulton
Note the s-Line! . . .
To the Editor:
' WE Believe a newspaper, regard-
less of its circulation and the
character of its public, is obligated
to report facts-not opinions. The.
MICHIGAN DAILY has more than
ample room on its Editorial Page
to adequately express the opinions
of the editors. Since the DAILY
also holds. a unique journalistic
position (It is the sole source of

tige and power by creating con-
troversy where none existed be-
fore, making all-campus political
issues out of pre-determined Uni-'
versity legislative policy, and re-
cently-the replacement of front
page news with personal opinion.
The "Senior Editorial" which
was purported to be a recom-
mendation for certain of the
candidates in the present SGC
election, was nothing more than
an unwarranted, unpaid, and un-
ethical political advertisement.
If the editors are - so unhappy,
or deeply concerned with the
elections they should support the
candidates of their choice by
electioneering and voting for
them. We are sure their efforts
could have been easily directed to
nailing up posters and soap-box
speeches on the diag. Whatever
their opinions are, at least the
front page of the DAILY could
be kept free of their expression.
The MICHIGAN DAILY is a dan-
gerous weapon if the editors use
it as a personal bulletin or a
memo pad.
We should also like to add that
if the DAILY continues its mis-
use of editorial license-it is the
duty of every student to draw his



Recital by music education students.
8:30 this evening, Auditorium A, Angell
Hail, sponsored by the Student Chap-


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