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"You And Your Pal Tito!" "You And Your Pal Stalinl"

Sixty-Seventh Year

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"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.

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Anglo-American Split,
Causes Justified Concern

AUSTRAILIA'S CONCERN over the appar-
ently widening split between the United
States and Britain is justified.
But British Foreign Minister Selwin Lloyd
is wise in urging that the dissension brought
about by divergent Middle East policies not
be taken "too tragically."
It is unfortunate that relations between
Washington and London have appeared to the
world as somewhat "testy" lately. The West
needs, more than ever, to present a solid front
against destructive intervention by the USSR
into the Middle East.
The Arab bloc will surely not comprise, and
with the addition of Russia to its ranks, now
speaks with'an ever strengthened voice.
The Western allies, on the other hand, con-
tinue to stand divided.
Britain's Lloyd has made plans for his return
to London "without clarification of United
States' policy."
According to the ,New York Times, British
sources say the U.S. attitude toward clarifica-
tion of the mission of the UN Emergency Force
before withdrawal is a simple "get out."
Australia is worried enough about the rift to
appeal to both powers to "think of first things
first, and get together for the good of the
whole democratic world."

To The Editor

HOW SERIOUS the division is, and what
effect the temporary loss of an unshaken
alliance will have, are questions which can only
be answered later.
The position of the United States, however,
is one which should not be compromised just
fo' greater unity at this point. Our insistence
on the withdrawal of British and French troops
before salvage operations in the canal begin is
a well-founded one.
Russia's Kuznetsov cannot be denied when
he asserts "invading foreign troops still remain
on Egyptian territory." Lebanon's Rizk cannot
be ignored when he again calls attention to the
General Assembly's sixth resolution on the
Suez problem-calling upon the United King-
dom and France to immediately "withdraw all
their forces from Egyptian territory . .."
Our present stand should be clear to the
rest of the world. We do not condone Anglo-
French Intervention in the Middle East and
require the removal of their troops before
turning to other problems..
The present split between the United States
and Britain is very real, but very necessary in
order that we maintain the continued respect
of other nations.


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Band Misses Opportunity

Playing Second Fiddle

WHILE MICHIGAN'S football team was
soundly defeating Ohio State Saturday, the
Michigan Marching Band was losing its com-
petition with the Buckeyes by default. Ohio
State won the battle of the bands simply
because the Michigan Band didn't choose to
go to the game.
The Columbus newspapers were quick to
seize upon this lone bright spot in an otherwise
dismal day for Ohio. At least their band satis-
fied the Buckeye partisans.
There is no doubt in the minds of Michigan
fans that the Wolverines would have even
more completely dominated the day's proceed-
ings if the Band had gone to Columbus. No
one can remember when, if ever, the Michigan
Band was out-performed by a rival on the
Why, then, didn't the Band make the trip
to Ohio State? Prof. William D. Revelli,
Director of the Band, explained "The Band
voted not to go since it was the Thanksgiving
vacation period."
THE BAND is a voluntary organization and
members have the right to decide what to
do with their time, especially over vacations.
If it had not been Thanksgiving, Revelli said,
the Band would definitely have gone.
Although the holiday is the official reason
for the Band not making the trip, other con-
siderations certainly contributed to the deci-
Two years ago, after an Ohio State victory,
the Band had a rough time with some of the
post-game Columbus crowd. The prospect of
this happening again was not a pleasant one.

Also, the Band has an engagement in Chicago
this coming weekend and two journeys on
successive weeks would be a lot to ask of the
musicians. Finally, there was little inducement
to see a game that had no title importance for
the Wolverines.
STILL, THE DECISION seems unfortunate.
We have all taken as much pride in our
Band as in our team. In fact, we always could
boast of our Band even when the team faltered.
There was a great chance for Michigan to
be both football and a Band champion last
Saturday. The gridders did their part with
their finest game of the season. The Band
missed its opportunity.
Associate Sports Editor
SGC Note Passing:
Fun But Undignified
EVERYBODY who's anybody gets notes dur-
ing SGC meetings.
Manual dexterity is as much needed on the
present Council as intelligence (and sometimes
more obvious.)
The practice of passing notes around the
Council table is getting out of hand. Members
sit at meetings and sample each other's views-
on motions, on the weather, on dates.
It isn't a very serious thing-and it's a lot
of fun-but it doesn't add much to the dignity
of the group. And most of what's in the notes
is just gossip anyway.

Davis' Stand . .
MANY of your readers will re-
member the courageous stand
taken by Dr. H. Chandler Davis,
formerly of the University of Mi-
chigan faculty, in refusing to an-
swer questions of the Clardy Com-
mittee by invoking the First
Amendment. Since the long de-
ferred trial of Dr. Davis for con-
tempt of Congress is now under
way in Grand Rapids, the follow-
ing letter may be of interest. It
was written March 24, 1955 to Mr.
Al Allen at Alumni Memorial Hall,
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
DEAR Mr. Allen:
This letter is to acknowl-
edge a recent request for a con-
tribution to the Alumni Fund
and explain why it is omitted.
Some time ago a "crusading"
politician roared through Mi-
chigan with the resultant loss
to the University of a fine
young man in the Mathematics
Department, Dr. H. Chandler
When congressmen make a
shambles of the Constitution
through flagrant misuse of
their offices, it would appear
the proper duty of good citi-
zens to register their genuine
contempt for such behavious.
Dr. Davis had courage enough
to challenge the congressional
committee on the basis of rights
guaranteed by the First
Amendment. His thanks from
the University of Michigan,
which is permitted to pose as
an institution of learning, was
the loss of his teaching posi-
tion. Subtle indeed are Ameri-
ca's methods of enforcing con-
My disgust with this shabby
situation has prompted me to
send my alumni contribution to
Dr. Davis to assist his defense.
Such rn are rare indeed and
they both merit and need help
more than institutions or or-
ganizations whose guiding gen-
iuses appear unable to distin-
guish sheep from goats.
--R. F. Burlingame, 133D
'Elegance' Present . .
To the Editor:
THE latest product of your re-
viewing staff is so insufferable
that I feel a protest must be regis-
tered. You may owe nothing to
the musical life of Ann Arbor, but
you do owe the courtesy of re-
views by individuals who know
something of music.
The Vienna Philharmonic owes
its reputation as one of the two
or three greatest orchestras in the
world to precisely the qualities
thatyour reviewer missed. I refer
to balance, intonation, tone, and
a somewhat more diffuse quality
-elegance. All were in evidence
(luring the recent concert.
If you must review concerts,
please find staff members who
know something about orchestral
music and orchestral playing.
Benkard not onlysdisplayed ig-
norance of the difference between
' brilliant" tone and virtuosity
of the Mantovani and Kostelanetz
type orchestras such as the Phila-
delphia and Boston symphonies,
and the superior balance, intona-
tion and musicality of orchestras
like the Vienna, the Philharmo-
nia, the Chicago and the Royal
Philharmonic orchestras, but he
also indulged in sophmoric snob-
bism when he dismissed the su-
perb playing of the Strauss en-
core as mere dance music. It is in-
deed dance music, and much of
Bach, and Beethoven, seventh
symphony is dance music.
-John Buettner-Janusch, Grad
Asst. in Research

TOWARDS the end of last week
the prospect had darkened
considerably of a successful United
Nations mediation in the Middle
East. Mr. Hammarskjold came
back from his negotiations in
Cairo with what certainly looks
like a shrunken understanding of
the role of the UN police force.
In the original conception, this
force was by its presence at the
canal and on the Egyptian-Israeli
frontier to be the visible sign of
the right and the authority of UN
to mediate.
The fundamental idea was that
there are great and dangerous is-
sues in the Middle East, which
had caused an explosion, and that
the paramount function of the
UN was to bring about a settle-
ment. In the past few days, the
UN has been pushed into a posi-
tion where its main function
seems to be that of restoring con-
ditions as they were before the
explosion. Only when the restora-
tion has been completed is there
to be any serious attention given
to promoting a settlement.
This pushing went to the point
where an overwhelming majority
of the General Assembly, includ-
ing the United States, was insist-
ing that the idea of a settlement
must be laid aside until the status
quo ante has been restored. As no
settlement was possible before in
the situation as it was, is it not
fair to say that the prospects of
a settlement are not good if our
primary insistence is that the sit-
uation should be restored to what
it was before?
* * *
ger success in Cairo reflects the
basic alignment of power in the
world, as brought about by the
American action in the UN. We

have been right to act through the
UN. But from the very beginning
there have been two different
courses of action which the United
States could take. One was to treat
the British, French and Israeli
intervention as a pure and simple
act of aggression, to treat Nasser's
Egypt as the innocent victim, and
to throw our weight and influence
against the intervening powers
and in favor of the restoration of
Nasser's position.
This is in fact what, though
with a bit of vascillation at one
stage, we have been doing in New
York. The other course was to
put our whole weight and influ-
ence in favor of a UN mediation
of the underlying issues, insist-
ing upon a withdrawal but also
that the UN show a simultaneous
determination to deal with the
real issues.
The decision taken in Washing-
ton to let the effort to settle wait
upon the withdrawal has in prac-
tice meant that our weight has
been added to, not distinguished
from, that of the countries of the
Soviet orbit and of the Afro-Asian
bloc in their unqualified support
of Egypt. The reason President
Nasser was so stiff and unyielding
with Mr. Hammarskjold is that
he had behind him not only the
Soviet Union and the Afro-Asians
but also the United States, and
therefore in some considerable
measure also the Latin Americans,
* * *
NOW THE FACT of the matter
is that the Soviet Union and Pres-
ident Nasser do not want a settle-
ment, as we understand the word,
either at the canal or in Pales-
tine. By our failure to take a firm
position in favor of a settlement,
making it our paramount objec-
tive, we have let ourselves be ma-
neuvered into a position which

will mean the defeat of our true
interests and of our real aims.
If anyone imagines that in sup-
porting the Egyptian-Soviet line
we are gaining influence and pres-
tige which can be used for a set-
tlement, he should have been in
New York at the General Assem-
bly at the end of last week. He
would have seen there that the
initiative and the power are not
in our hands, and that we found
ourselves doing what we did not
want to do, and explaining that
it was not so bad to do it and
that we could not help ourselves.
The root of the trouble is in
Washington where the fundamen-
tal decision has been fumbled --
whether to treat the intervention
as a case of unprovoked aggres-
sion to be repelled or as an ex-
plosion of conflicting forces that
need to be pacified and reconciled.
The President has said things
which suggest that he was grop-
ing for the second and truly
statesmanlike course. But for
some reason, be it that he has
lacked lucid and resourceful ad-
visers, he has allowed us to drift
into the other course. That course
is proving in practice to be noth-
ing more than to play second
fiddle to the Soviet-Egyptian axis.
1956 New York Herald Tribune Inc.
Stock Market
MADISON, Ind. P) - Golden
burley tobacco brought record
high prices averaging 60 cents a
pound Tuesday as auctions started
on Madison's loose leaf market.
Top grades were selling 2 to 4
cents over government support
prices, and lower grades were
bringing 10 to 20 cents more than
the supports, set at 90 per cent of
parity. Previous record prices of
58.97 cents were set last year.

Almost; Not Quite .. .
To the Editor:
I HAVE just read the almost ex-
cellent editorial for November
18, 1956, concerning the parking
problem at the University of Mich-
igan. Almost excellent, for I fail
to see the humor in the opening
Undoubtedly, we, the popula-
tion of Ann Arbor, assume the
position of a "lonely 'call in the
desert" so far as the solving of
international problems is con-
cerned. Also, it is nearly axiomat-
ic that a well operating home
front has never impaired the effi-
cacy of intentions and actions
elsewhere. But a comparison of
human lives to dents in fenders
is only indicative of a grossly
over-worked editor or of a com-
plete lack of regard to accepted
moral values.
-Juhan Anilane, Grad.
The Daily Official Bulletin in an of-
ficial publication of the University of
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. Notices for Sunday
Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
General Notices
University. Senate. An adjourned
meeting of the University Senate will
be held Thurs., Nov. 29 at 4:15 p.m. in
the Rackham Lecture Hall for furth-
er consideration of matters not con-
cluded at the special meeting of No.
26, 1956.
Recreational Swimming - Women's
Pool. Women Students: M-Th. 5:10-6:10
p.m. F. 4:10-6:10 p.m., T. & Th., 7:15-9:15
Co-Rec Swimming: Sat. 7:15-9:15 p.m.;
Sun. 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Faculty Night: Fri. 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Fam-
ilies with children under 8 years) 8:00
9:30 p.m. (For other faculty families)
Michigan Night: Sun. 7:15-9:15 p.m.
,Agenda, Student Government Coun.
cil, meeting of Nov. 28, 1956, 7:30 p.m.,
Minutes of the previous meeting.
Officers' reports: President.
Vice-President: Appointments, Elec-
tion committee announcement.
Activities:Interim approvals.
Nov. 29 Engineering Council, lec.
ture, E. N. Cole, Rackham, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 4 Deutscher Verein, Faust (play)
AAHS Aud., 7:30 p.m.
For consideration:
Dec. 7, 9 Galens requests permission
to conduct a Campus Drive.
Dec. 8: Turkish Club, dance, Rack-
ham Ballroom, 9-12 p.m.
Dec. 11, 12, 13: World University Ser-
vice, Treasure van and ISA Bazaar.
Dec. 12: Nat'l and International,
Jan. 9: J-Hop Central Committee,
fashion show, League, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: J-Hop, IM Building, 9:30-
2 a.m.
Feb. 22: Lambda Kappa Sigma, Phi
Delta Chi, Amer. Phar. Assoc., Apo..
thecary Ball, League Ballroom, 9-12
Mar. 16: Jr. Class, Dental School,
Odonto Ball, Union, 9-1 a.m.
Driving Regultaions, Student Parking.
Evaluation Comittee-appointments.
Coordinating and Counseling: Calen-
daring - Chancellor's Ball, March 9.
Committee Reports.
Old Business: Calendar motion.
New Business.
Members and Constituents time.
Operations Research Seminar: James
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 members wel-

University Lecture, 4:15 p.m., Wed.,
Nov. 28, Room 2054, N.S., sponsored by
the Department of Fisheries, Museum
of Zoology, and Department of Zool-
ogy: "The Present Status of Systematic
zoology, As Illustrated By Work With
Fishes." Dr. George S. Myers, Prof. of
Biology, Stanford University.
Informal University Seminar on Plan-
ning 4-6 p.m., Room 69, Business Ad-
ministration. Speaker: Walter Isard,
program of regional science, Univer-
sity of Pennsylvania.
Leland Stowe, foreign correspondent
and professor of journalism, will again
open his class, Journalism 230 Current
World Events, to the campus public.
He will discuss "Moscow's Cold-War
Crisis: An Assessment of Recent Soviet
Gains, Reverses and New Problems."
Thurs., Nov. 29, 11:00 a.m. in Aud. D.
Research Seminar of the Mental
Health Research Institute. Dr. Bert
Hoselltz, professor of social science,
UniversityofeChicago, will speak on
"Some Relations of History and Be-
havioral Science" Nov. 29, 1:30 to 3:30
p.m., Conference Room, Children's Psy-
chiatric Hospital.
University Lecture, auspices of the
Department of Fine Arts, by Dr. Xavier
de Salas, director of the Spanish In-
stitute, London, on "Picasso at Bar-
celona," in the3Rackhma Amphithea-
ter, Fri., Nov. 30 at 4:15 p.m.

Integrated Education

T HE PRESENT Lit School system requires
little thinking on the part of the student
and courses are as a rule unstimulating.
Students attend lectures, copy down an out-
line of facts exactly as the instructor has
presented them, memorize for an exam, re-
gurgitate on the appointed day, receive grades
and promptly forget what was set forth in
the first place.
Why does he forget? Because the facts have
not been made meaningful. He has not been
taught to relate them, use them, or think
seriously about their meaning,
A student must be presented with the basic
facts, and these facts must be memorized, as
they serve as the building blocks or raw ma-
terials for astute analyazation . But the many
instructors never get around to helping the
Editorial Staff
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
JOHN HIRTZEL................. Chief Photographer
Business Staff
DAVID SILVER, Business Manager
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CHARLES WILSON ... ...........Finance Manager

student assimilate the maze of facts and
consequently make a clear thinker out of a
memorizing robut.
IT IS AN INSTRUCTOR'S function to guide
his students toward intellectual development.
To do this it is not necessary to "crawl inside
the student's mind and lead him carefully
step by step," but he should set up guide posts
which will set the student in the right direction
and stimulate his thinking processes. From this
point it is up to the student to go the way
Recitation class would be the most likely
place to set the wheels in motion. For the most
part, however, the instructor merely reiterates
the lecture or presents a further assemblage
of unrelated facts. What should exist is an
intelligent oral discussion, which would reveal
the significance of the facts and how they
relate to other subjects.
THIS FALL the University has made a step
in the right direction by integrating Great
Books and English for those freshmen inter-
ested. The student benefits by this as he is
able to augment the reading with oral and
written analyizations of the events in the
books. He is able not only to comprehend
what was written on page 324 but might be
able to relate this to page 436 of the last book
More of this sort of integrated curriculum
would produce a more intelligent, deeper think-
ing college graduate.
New Books at the Library
Atkinson, Orianna-The South and the West
of It; NY, Random House, 1956.
Berryman, John-Homage to Mistress Brad-

Calendaring Committee, Conference, and Confusion

IN November, 1954, Professor
Paul Dwyer of the mathematics
department presented a new plan
to re-organize the University cal-
endar and eliminate the short
period of classes between Christ-
mas and the mid-termvacations.
This marked the beginning of a
vast project which eventually in-
volved several thousand students,
the athletic department, the Cal-
endaring Committee, the Deans
Conference, and the Regents.
On April 20, 1954, Professor
Dwyer proposed his plan to stu-
dent members of the University
Calendaring Committee.
Briefly, Dwyer's plan proposed
ending first semester classes be-
fore Christmas vacation with fi-
nal exams following a short study
period after New Year's Day.
Classes would end by Memorial
Day, with comencement the first
week of June.
** * h
ANOTHER plan to end the con-

would end at Christmas vacation,
spring vacation, and the second
week in June, with an optional
fourth quarter for the summer
This system would necessitate
drastic revision in all courses,
which would have to be fitted into
ten week quarters, and new credit
ratings would be needed.
Still another plan called for
"dead weeks" before the final
exam period to allow busy Juniors
and Seniors time to catch up on
back assignments.
* * *
ON MAY 5 AND 6, students
voted on these various calendar
proposals. It was claimed that the
results of the vote would be used
when the Deans' Conference met
to discuss a future calendar for
the University.
Principle objection to the Dwyer
plan came from the Athletic de-
partment which claimed that Uni-
versity participation in spring
athletics, such as golf, would be

for finals cramming. Classes would
run from September 14 to June 21.
* * * '-
BY MAY 7 the results were
known. The Crary plan received
2,582 votes, in second place was
the proposal to retain the existing
calendar, 1,237 votes. Total vote
was 4,873. Professor Dwyer's plan,
which had started all this calen-
dar reappraising, had some 322
votes, but obviously the Crary plan
is but a slight modification of his
Prof. Crary said that arranging
Christmas vacation to coincide
with the end of first term finals
would: "make Christmas vacation
more meaningful both in health
and financial terms."
Results of the referendum were
to be taken into consideration by
the Calendaring Comittee, headed
by assistant to the President Eric
A. Walter, and composed of stu-
dents and faculty members.
* * *
were taking place during May

opponents, the athletic depart-
ment, which noted that Big Ten
baseball, track, tennis, and golf
scheduling would be upset if stu-
dents were let out before the last
weekend in May.
Also, a long.mid-winter vaca-
tion would force teams to go on
extended road trips or face empty
So the Dwyer plan was recom-
mended. ,
THERE WERE a few students
who protested this change in
plans, especially since the sched-
uling of final exams after Christ-
mas vacation would, as one Daily
letter writer said:
"Have Christmas dinner eaten
with a stack of open notebooks on
the festive board."
In due time, the Regents ap-
proved a new calendar for 1956-57
with classes beginning the Thurs-
day after registration, a short-
ened Christmas vacation, but oth-
erwise the gross calendar anatomy


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