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Sixty-Seventh Year

"I Wasn't Beaten In Any Election"

"When Opinions Ar Free
Truth Wl Prevail"

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
Recognition of Communist China
Facing Hard Political Fact

AN international problem currently overlooked
as attention is focused on the crises in the
Middle East and Hungary is that of United
States' relations with Communist China.
This knotty situation came briefly into the
limelight recently during the opening days of
the United Nations General Assembly when
the annual attempt, led by Russia, to seat the
,Com'munists in place of the Nationalists as the
Chinese representatives. The United States was
able to stave off this move again this year,
although the margin of victory becomes smaller
each year,
The United States, within the next year or
two; will be faced with a turn in Sino-American
relations over which we will have had little
control, unless we sooner come up with a solu-
tion of our own making and one which is more
to our liking. The United States had its own
way in the United Nations this year and may
have it so again next session. If the trend of
voting on the issue of Chinese representation
continues in the present pattern, however, the
Communists will inevitably unseat the Nation-
alists as the legal representatives of China and
America will find herself in an isolated posi-
tion concerning the China question. Admission
of Red China to the United Nations prior to
recognition by the United States would ac-,
complish this quite pointedly.
O PREVENT being forced into an untenable
position, within the next year or so the
United States should reach a negotiated settle-
nent with Communist China, to include the
recognition of the Communist regime as the
de facto government of China.
In reaching this settlement America should
strike a bargain with the Reds to obtain, under
United Nations auspices and supervision, a
reunification of Korea; an agreement on the
status of Taiwan, encompassing mutual guaran-
tees against invasion and the recognition of
Taiwanese sovereignity; and reunification of
Vietnam. Only if these conditions are accepted
should the United States recognize the Red
Three reasons can be presented in support
of this proposal. First, the Communist party

is undeniably in control of the government of
the China mainland. Distasteful as it may be
to some, only a dreamer can see any possibility
of Chaing Kai-shek, or any other leader, re-
turning to power in China. America must
awaken to this realization and quit hiding its
figurative head in the sand.
Secondly, if a negotiated settlement of the
outstanding questions of Korea, Taiwan, and
Vietnam-where today armed truces are but
unlit powder kegs-is not made, the United
States will not have to wait for an explosion
that will make the troubles of the Middle East
fade quickly into significance.
Thirdly, much talk is heard concerning the
possibility of "Titoism" in Mao Tse-tung's re-
gime. Most of this is now based on wishful
thinking. If the United States would foster an
independence-of-Moscow movement in peiping,
the current policy forcing China to what Mao
labels the "lean-to-one side" practice, i.e.
complete alliance with Soviet Russia, is not the
way to do it. Instead, a daring plan of drawing
China out of the Russian orbit could well make
"Titoism" in China a reality. Certainly, the
time is now ripe for such a move.
A PROPOSAL to extend de facto recognition
to the Chinese Communist government will
not be well received in many quarters. But
realistic, imaginative power politics often nec-
essitate unpopular- moves. In this day of ad-
mitted competitive coexistence, the hard facts
of international politics will have to be faced,
and the sooner the better and the easier for
the American people.
The United States has an opportunity to dis-
play clever diplomatic leadership and get a
good bargain through some old-fashioned
Yankee trading.
Should the United States inaugurate this or
a similer proposal and succeed, a sizeable step
toward a stable peace will have been taken.
Even if negotiations fail, America will have
gained diplorfiatically and the burden of proof
of peaceful intent will lie in Peiping.
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Potential Turing Po

A Credit to Michigan

BENNIE OOSTERBAAN has just finished his
ninth year as head football coach at the
During this time his teams have won 57
games, lost 22, and tied two for a percentage
of .722.
In the Big Ten Conference his teams have
won 39, lost,16, and tied twice. His squads
have won or shared the Conference champion-
ship three times with one national title, and
have finished as low as fifth in the standings
only once.
During this period, however, Oosterbaan has
been subjected to considerable criticism. It is
not "why doesn't Michigan'win?" but instead
"why doesn't Michigan win even more often?"
These alumni, student, and other fans have
no solid basis for criticizing the coaching abil-
ity of one person. It is up to the individuals in
charge - plus those that participate - to de-
termine the quality of the University's athletic

O THOSE that know him, Oosterbaan ranks
as one of the nation's finest gentlemen in
coaching. He is respected as a winning coach,
who takes his job very seriously in contrast to
his outwardly calm manner.
Oosterbaan's philosophy towards football is
quite dfiferent from many in the big time field.
His feeling is that the spirit is primarily in the
players themselves. In the powerful Big Ten,
Oosterbaan also says that there are "no up-
sets"--that if a team of certain calibre wants
to win badly enough, it can.
He is not a big recruiter of high school ath-
letes. He never overemphasizes the importance
of one game or one season for his players in
relationship to the whole educational picture
at the University.
In such a complex social and physical acti-
vity as intercollegiate football today, Ooster-
baan has been a definite credit to Michigan.
Sports Editor

THIS column has already re-
ported on the emergency White
House meeting the night before
elections when high Administra-
tion officials feared Russia was
going to precipitate World War
III. On that night, November 5,
Herbert Hover, Jr., the Acting
Secretary of State, was so wor-
ried that Dwight D. Eisenhower
running as the peace President
might become a war President
that all U.S. atomic vessels were
ordered to sea, the Strategic Air
Comand was alerted, and various
other military precautions were
Allen Dulles, head of Central
Intelligence, had just flown into
New York from Europe and was
about to sit down for a drink at
the Piping Rock Club on Long Is-
land with hisuold partner Arthur
Dean when summoned to Wash-
ington. He calmed White House
nerves, argued that a Soviet at-
,tack was highly unlikely.
On that night the President
sent emphatic notes to Prime
Ministers Eden and Mollet de-
manding a cease-fire in Egypt.
Since then the administration,
still jittery over possible 4Russian
"volunteer" attacks on Suez, has
persuaded, pressured, badgered
the British and French to get out.
Likewise UN {Ambassador Henry
Cabot Lodge at first leaned to-
warddRussian appeasement inthe
UN debates on Hungary, while
Voice of America employees were
instructed they could not donate
personally to Hungarian Freedom
* * * '
IT IS NOW possible to take a
good look at Soviet threats and

see whether Administration panic
has been justified.
It should be remembered that
the Kremlin organized part of the
Red Army from the Hungarians,
Poles, Czechs, Rumanians and
Bulgarians. Other members of the
Red Army are not only from Rus-
sia proper but from Armenia, the
Ukraine, the Caucasus, White
Russia, Turkestan, and areas not
always sympathetic with having
their nationalism merged under
the Soviet Union.
The Hungarian Freedom Fight
brought all this latent national-
ism to the surface, has made the
Red Army one of the least reli-
able forces politically in the world,
Here is what happened:
The Hungarian Red Army went
over to the freedom forces al-
most en masse. The officers had
been Communist Party members
only on paper.
* * *
AS A RESULT, four divisions
of the Red Army in near-by Ru-
mania were rushed into Hungary.
The minute they left Rumania,
riots started there. The troops had
to be rushed back.
Meanwhile, Russian troops sin-
side Hungary have been apolo-
gizing to the Hungarians for hav-
ing had to carry out orders against
them. Some Russians have de-
serted. In the mountain chain
north of Hungary and in the Ba-
Jkony Forest in West Hungary
Russian officers and men have
joined Hungarian guerrillas.
At the former Nazi concentra-
tion camp of Germany near Sat-
oraljaujkely on the Czechoslovak
border, Soviet troops, demobil-
ized because of their unreliabil-

ity, are awaiting transportation
to Siberian slave-labor camps.
Some of the Red Army used in
Hungary came from the Ukraine.
Word of what happened trickling
back to the Ukraine has caused
trouble there.
* * *
THIS BASIC weakness of the
Russian military is not new. It
!vas graphically revealed when
U.S. Army officers interrogated
Russian prisoners after the war
and found that the amazing total
of 3,600,000, had surrendered to
Hitler, most of them hoping to
overthrow the regime in Moscow.
This, not the might of the Ger-
man army, was the real reason
for the lightning Nazi advance
over Russia. In five months der-
many conquered 40 per cent of the
Russian population, all because
of mass Russian surrenders.
Prisoner interrogation reports
buried in U.S. Army files show
case after case of Russian off i-
cers who surrendered to the Ger-
mans hoping for a change of gov-
ernment in Moscow. Greatest mis-
take Hitler made was to treat
these prisoners with such cruelty
that eventually word leaked back
to the Red Army and surrenders
There seems definite evidence
that the same Red Army resent-
mnent against their Communist
masters in the Kremlin exists to-
That is why some advisers in
the Eisenhower Administration
disagree with the panic policies
of the State department. It is also
why a great potential turning-
point in history may have been
(Copyright 1956 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

Elvis Tries;
Elvis Fails
THE DAY the Elvis Presley movie
came to Ann Arbor, the ma-
jority of the students left. Call it
coincidence, blame it on vaca-
tions and all that rot, but I firmly
believe it was planned that way.
However, the State theatre has
won the battle. We have sheepishly
'come back to this town and that
film is still waiting to grab us. It
grabbed me a few hours ago.
Just hold it a second, will you?
I'll be all right in a minute. Give
me some air, that's all.
NOW, about this picture-Elvis
Presley, heh-heh, does some acting,
heh-heh, as well as some singing,
heh-heh, in "Love Me Tender."
Whatever you may think of Elvis's
singing, be assured that he is a
better singer than he is an actor.
I am painfully reminded of the
Liberace picture that played here
last year, putting me on Tums for
a week, wherein that musical lum-
inary attempted to emote verbally
in grand style. He didn't make it,
either. But at least, Elvis gets shot
at the end of this one, which was
what Liberace also deserved all
"Love Me Tender" is a western in
black and white C i n e m a s c o p e
which is what it deserves to be.
Briefly, oh so briefly, it takes place
right after the Civil War and con-
cerns a bunch of Rebs who have
stolen a Union Army payroll and
refuse to give it up. They base
their ethical claim on some foolish
idea about "the spoils of battle"
but in the end the boys in Blue get
back the booty. There is another
plot raging through the film and
this one concerns a fellow named
Vance who comes back from the
war and finds his -sweetie married
to someone else, namely his young-
er brother Clint. Richard Egan is
the Vance and you-know-who is
Clint. The lady is played torridly
by Debra Paget who maintains a
sultry look throughout and indi-
cates by every gesture that the
hayloft is her home away from
Old Elvis finally goes berserk
and beats the very devil out of the
poor girl, although it is perhaps
noticable that he has not so much
as held her hand once in the pic-
ture. However, to everyone's re-
lief, he gets it in the gut and dies
sloppily in the dust. Sob.
* * *
heh-heh, of "Love Me Tender" it
is a lot of laughs. The teen-age
messiah whips through four num-
bers in the style that made him
famous. The title song is kind of
a dull affair, but in the other three
he slams around, revolving his
whatchamacallit, g r i n d i n g his
whoozamawhatsis, and grinning
like Satan. Women, or girls, or men
with high-pitched voices, are heard
screaming on the sound-track, and
I fear the audience will produce
similar outcries. In one scene, he
goes about his pelvic business on
the front porch of the family
homestead and the one enjoying it
most of all is his old mother, a
woman past her prime, believe me.
Well, if. she doesn't mind, I don't
see why I should.
It is really no great surprise
when he finally flips his lid at the
close, since he has already flipped
every other portion of his anatomy
by that time.
--David Newman
NEW YORK-Most of Monday's
early stock market gains by steels,

oils, aircrafts and ship-building
issues faded under profit taking
and the market registered a de-
cline on average.
-Associated Press

The Daily Official Bulletin is an of-
ficial publication of the University of
Michigan for which the MThhigan daily
assumes no editorial responsibility. No-
tices should be sent in TYEWRIT'TEN
form to Room 3553 AdEninistrdtion
Building before 2 p.m. the day preced-
ing publication. Notices for Sunday
Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
General Notices
Prospective teachers in this area may
take the National Teacher Examina-
tions on Feb. 9, 1957. Appli~tion blanks
and a Bulletin of Information may be
obtained from Room 122, Beckham
Bldg., or directly from the National
Teacher Examinations, Educational
Testing Service. 20 Nassau St., Prince-
ton, N. J. Applications must be. re-
ceived at the Princeton office not la-
ter than Jan. 11, 1957.
Late Permission: All woen studnt
who attended the concert at Hill Audi-
torium of Tues., Nov. 20, had late per-
mission untl 11:30.
Student Government Cuoncil, Uni-
versity of Michigan, Nov. 20, 1956.
The minutes of Nov. 7 and No. 16
were approved.
Election of officers: The following, ere
elected in the order named to the
office indicated: William J Adams,
President (by acclamation), John J.
Collins, Vice-President, iewis ng-
man, Treasurer (no contety
Prospectus: Following his elec ion the
president presented a 'evew and
prospectus of the progress of the
Interimtaction: The chair an reported
that the followng studen pon ored
events were approved by the Execu-
tive Committee since the last mneet-
Nov. 19: Assembly, Fortnite, Lydia,
Nov. 23-25: National and Internaton-
al Committee, SG, to host Regional
USNSA International Student Rela-
tions Seminar, Michigan Union.
Nov. 30: National and fnternational
Committee, SOO, panel discussion
with student and faculty patic-
pants, "Use of Counter-aggressio in
International Politics."
Nov. 30: Women's Physical Education
Club, "Barn Hop" Barbour Gym, 9-12.
Dec. 1: Mortarboard, Senior Society,
Scroll, Career Conference, League,
University Calendar: It was moved and
seconded that the Executive Com-
mittee appoint a four member com-
mittee to consider the UAiversity al-
endar and make recommendations to
the SO. It istrecommended that at
least one of the atuden1s now
ing on the University Calendartng
Comittee be appointed to this com-
mittee. Motion carried. .
Metallurgical Society: If was mnved
and seconded that recognition be
granted the Metallurgical Society
subject to approval of 'Its consitu-
tion. Motion carried.
J. J. Interviewing: Janet Neary was re-
quested to serve on the Intervieing
Board of Joint Judiciary Council on
December 8, 9.
Social Foundations of Esaucaion Se-
ries, auspices of the School o Edica-
tion, Panel discussion: "Econdic In-
terest Groups and American Educa-
tion." Representatives from th Mchi-
gan CI.O. Council and the9 Detroit
Board of Commerce. 3:00-4: mm~
Tues., Nov. 27, Universit Eleme tary
School Auditorium.
Operations Research Seinar. a.ea
C. Mouzon, Operations Research Office,
Washington, will lecture on "The Scope
of Operations Research" on Wed., Nov.
28. Coffee hour at 3:30 p.m. in Room
243, West Engineering Building and
seminar in Room 229, West Engineering
at 4:00 p.m. All faculty 6ember 'el
Prof. Zbigniew Brzeznsiu, of the' .Oar-
vard Russian Research Center will dis-
cuss The Present Situation in the
Soviet Block" on Thurs., Nov. 29, 410
p.m., East Conference Room,.ack am
Academic No ces
Engineering Seniors aud Graduate
Students: Free copies of the "hngir rs'
Job Directory", a new "guide to engi-

neering and scientific positions",, are
available to engineering -seniors and
graduate students at the Engineering
Placement Office, Room 347, W. Engi-
neering Building. Copies 4avalabl* on
order to underclassmen and o" hera at
$5.00 each.
School of Business Armln.itration:
Students from other Schools nd Col-
leges intending to apply for adrn, on
for the spring semester, 957 'Id
secure application forms in Riom 150,
School of Business Administrator. and
return as soon as possi
All Mechanical & Indastrial init
neering Students: Plea determjne
your faculty advisor from ist, p, ed
at the ME. & LE. offl s and r'ake
counselling appointments immediately
for any available time before Fri., Dec.
21. Instructions for counselling are be-
ing distributed and are also ported.
Additional copies are available .rom
your advisor.
Mathematics Colloquium: Tues., Nov,
27 at 4:10 p.m., in 3011 A. H. Dr. Z. A.
MeIzak will speak on "A Scalar Trans-
port Equation". /
E. E. Department Colloquium. Amos
E. Joel, Bell Telephone laboratories,
will speak on "DigitalnTechniques in
Telephone Systems," Tues., Nov. 27,
3:00 p.m., 2084 East Engineering. All
staff and students are invited. (staff
members -please announce to your
Sociology Colloquium: Prof. Peter
Rossi, University of Chicago, will talk
on "The Politics of Non-Partisan Elec-
tions." Michigan League, Ana Arbor
Room, Wed., Nov. 28, 4:15 p.m.
Placement Notices
The following school will be at the
Bureau of Appointments', on Not 28
to interview for teachers for Feb., 1957.
Mt. Clemens, Michigan (Vanse Creuse
Schools) - elementary, (Kindergarten,
2nd grade, 5th grade); Special Educa-

Reevaluation in Athietics

HE University Faculty Senate met yesterday
to consider problems which may result from
Big 10 action on athletic eligibility, scholar-
ships and financial aid.
What is needed more than a discussion of
specific proposals is a general reevaluation, by
the faculty, of intercollegiate athletics and its
place at the University.
Such a reevaluation might attempt to define
and clarify the faculty's position on whether
the University should strive for pure amateur-
ism or accept the quasi-professionalism that
now characterizes the Big 10.
The use of scholarships, originally a means
of providing higher education for needy, quali-
fied students but now used as bait for muscle,
could be discussed profitably.
Although efforts by the Big 10 to strengthen
their rules and improve the conference are
commendable, we are not sure they evidence
a resolute desire to play strictly amateur ball.
A faculty resolution standing for full amateur-
Ism and opposing compromise would be wel-
FULL amateurism implies, among other
things, no special treatment of students
based on athletic skill. Free tutoring for ath-
letes when it is not available to other students,
numerous athletic scholarships, and financial
RICHARD SNYDER....................... Editor
DAVID SILVER .................. Business Manager

aid of any sort not available to .non-athletes
are examples of such treatment.
An argument often used to support free tu-
toring and special financial help is that the
athlete spends a great deal of time helping
the University and deserves compensation. We
consider this argument invalid as long as it is
not applied (and it is not) to students who
help the University through extra-curricular
and similar activities.
The specific proposal coming up in the Big
10 calls for equalizing, in economic terms, aid
to athletes. This would be done by making the
difference between what the athlete actually
can afford, and the cost of his education, the
maximum financial aid allowable.
WHILE this is an improvement over present
regulations, it is not enough. First, by their
owni admission Big 10 schools "bend and tor-
ture" their regulations. The proposed legisla-
tion, calling for determination of the athlete's
financial status and the cost of his education,
can be tortured just as are present restric-
Second, while there is a place for athletic
scholarships in amateurism, there is no place
for their present use. Athletic scholarships
should be considered analagous to extra-curri-
cular scholarships, which are now few in num-
ber and small in stipend. Certainly no one ever
went through school on a scholarship for
extra-curricular activities.
The basic objection to proposed legislation
and Big 10 attempts to raise standards is that
they are not sweeping enough and they spring
from a vacuum. The first step is deciding where
between amateurism and professionalism the
Big 10 wants to lie. We suspect it wants to
rest in the middle, and as a result will inevi-

Local Issues Draw Reader Comment

Unconveyed Pleasure*.. .
To the Editor:
The pleasure that I, and per-
haps others, derived from hear-
ing the Vienna Philharmonic Or-
chestra, was not conveyed to the
members of that organization by
the review of J. P. Benkard. I am
writing this letter in the hope that
it will serve that purpose.
J. I. Ullman
Insult to Artists .
To the Editor:
THINK that it is a safe as-
sumption to say that the pri-
mary purpose of any review is to
present a conscientious presen-
tation of that which they are re-
viewing. The article should be on
a level which enables the reader
to evaluate the sqjbject intelli-
gently. It is not enough to say
that something is poor. What the
reader actually wants to know is
why something is unsatisfactory.
It is the duty of a newspaper to
print material which is accurate.
Freedom of the Press does not in-
clude the presentation of half
truths or inaccuracies. Does the
Daily operate with the philosophy

there were things in that program
which could be criticized just as
well as the Boston Symphony and
the Berlin Philharmonic could be
criticized. I am sure that Mr.
Ciuytens is interested in the ob-
servations of the reviewer. Any
artist is interested in improve-
ment through constructive criti-
cism. What was constructive
about the criticisms as made by
the reviewer? In discussing the
work by Theodor Berger, the re-
viewer stated, "It should have
stayed at home." That remark is
supposed to represent to the read-
er an intelligent evaluation of
that number. The article con-
tinues with a description of the
piece by Roussel as "amusing but
trivial." Not satisfied with these
questionable statements, the
author closes with a sarcastic
statement concerning the audi-
ence. ". . . the orchestra played,
as an encore, a piece of dance mu-
sic by another local composer; at
least it was on their (the audi-
ences') level."
I believe that the author has a
right to his own opinion. But
there is no necessity in using the
Michigan Daily as the graveyard
for such material. There is no
doubt that mistakes occured in

Simple, but Complex.. .
To the Editor:
ONE of the most important issues
facing SGC in the forthcoming
weeks is the question of approval
for the Moral Rearmament Asso-
ciation to present two plays here
on campus. As a brief explanatiop1
of this group we might mention
that it is an off-shoot of the Ox-
ford Movement in England. The
MRA has for its goal the introduc-
tion of a "way of life" designed to
establish "harmony among nations
and world peace." As a tax-ex-
empt organization they have been
constantly under question, and use
of the clergy half-fare on public
conveyances seems to indicate that
they are a religious organization
despite their refusal to admit this
The members of MRA must sur-
.render individual property rights
into a common pool to support the
"movement." Additional support is
provided by solicitations, a pro-
cess which its members have
bluntly mastered. Presentation of
their two plays on the Michigan
campus hinges on the fact that
their side show of 300 converts
must be given free food and lodg-

Golden Rule bec mes incidental in
lieu of their determination to con-
vince us that this ideology is our
philosophical zenith. Having seen
the plays it is our suggestion to
both SGC and MRA that such an
elaborate presentation is incon-
gruous with the plays' simplicity.
Each of their carnival performers
is in actuality an audience "plant"
with a melodramatic confession of
his own. Their anti-democratic,
anti - capitalistic, pro - socialistic
plays The Vanishing Island and
Freedom could be adequately pre-
sented by two or three readers.
-Marshall Henrichs
-Donald C. Sarin '57
'Monstrous Evils'. . .
To the Editor:
RE: Mr. Dygert's final article on
the LYL: most liberals would
agree that there are more realistic,
flexible, and democratic organiza-
tions with which to effect political
and economic action than the LYL,
which is one reason why it died
out; but not even the subtlest sug-
gestion by Mr. Dygert, or anyone
else, that investigating committees
can be condoned on the basis that

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