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Sixty-Seventh Year

"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.
Only Room To List a Few,
But Merry Christmas To You
CHRISTMAS JOY and New Year's kisses, A tie that's rep, a sportcoat tweedy,
To Harlan Hatcher and his Mrs. To IFC and chief, Tim Leedy.
To the Regents, larger grants,
For bigger education plants. MORE OFFICE space to Union's Lave,
A jolly carefree holiday, To MUSKET show, reviews that rave
To the deans, Miss Bacon, Rea (And hopes for many Ko-Eds dear,
Better timing to Tower, Burton To brighten up its second year)
Good luck in Lansing to Veep Stirton Foi the League and Arnold, Sue
A wish so big it may undo us, A big bouquet of mistletoo
To student V.P. James A. Lewis A pleasant Christmas homeward
Earth satellite, a happy landin', journey,
Better relations to Arthur Brandon. For Joint Judic's Mike McNerney.
A profitable holiday, A dearth of homework she must do in
To 'U' Veep Pierpont, Wilbur K. Her vacation to Dee de Bruin
To Niehuss, Walter, Watkins too, We lift our glasses, raise our jugs,
Greetings for the year so new. To toast Assembly's Jeannie Scruggs.
To Claude Vroman, freshmen fewer And to Gargoyle's Dilly joke,
To hungry quadmen, diets newer. Ha Ha Ha Ha: we hope you choke.
To rioters, a lot less starch . A long and pleasant yule vacation,
(Unless pink panties spur their march) To Eric, Marge and Generation.
To YR's, Ike, congratulations To Ensian, more readers daily,
To YD's, Adlai, consolation. A faster Pace for Harvey Bailey
WUOM, a million list'ning, We hesitate to give a cheer,
To Dearborn Branch, a happy For Rah-Rah, 'cause the Board might
christening hear.
And fortune plenty reimburse,
Henry Ford's depleted purse. BUT ALL IN ALL, a great big day,
A birthday wish to Scholar Baad, For those who come to work and play
To SGC the Regents' nod In this expanding, sprawling 'U'.
(We leave to Adams the enigma, And add a Happy New Year too,
Of what to do with Acne Stigma) That we may end this rambling poem,
To Robert Warrick, IHC To pack our bags and head for hoem.
No raises in the dorm room fee -The Daily Staff
'Take the Calculated Risk, Pal'

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Sovifet Su bs Of f Florida a

THIS CAMPUS may be a little better off when
the students return in January. It might
not be as crowded.
A few of our 22,000 students - maybe 4, 5, 6,
or perhaps 20 if it's a good bag - will be
maimed or killed in holiday accidents.
So put it to the floor, pal. You're crowding
things here in Ann Arbor. If you average 70
miles an hour driving to your home in New
York instead of 45, you can knock three or
four hours off your driving time. You can hug
Mom and shake hands with Dad and see the
family Christmas tree and visit the gang and
eat a home-cooked meal that much sooner.
TAKE the calculated risk, pal. Cross the yel-
low line. There's nothing coming. And if
1 there is you can avoid it. You've got brakes
and a steering wheel and with them you're in
control. You're in the physical prime of your
life. Your reactions are split second. And be-
sides that you're a college-educated driver.
You can drive reasonably at 80 m.p.h.
Don't let your buddies drive, pal. It's your
car. You're an iron man. You can keep your
eyes on the center line for 15 hours in a row,
Yawwwwn. You need some coffee, pal. There's
a Howard Johnson's. Ahhhh. That's a real
waker-upper. You're good for another 10 hours.

'Oedipus' Rides Range
In Cagney western

Look, it's snowing. Maybe a white Christmas
after all. It's making the highway a little slick.
Better cut it way down to 65. It'll hold the road.
After all, you've got nearly three tons of car
under you.
You going to have a drink with your cronies,
pal. Good sport. Try just one. This is the sea-
son to be merry. You can hold your liquor.
You know the odds don't you. Only 600 or
700 will be killed this holiday in traffic acci-
dents. Divide that into the nation's nearly
170,000,000 that will be using the roads. Your
odds are safe. You can afford to "keep book"
on death.
LIVE IT UP on your trip home, pal. Do you
think anyone in Ann Arbor cares? You just
occupy space around here. We can utilize emp-
ty apartments around here. Maybe the rest
of us can sit closer to the front of the lecture
hall when your seat is empty. Nobody will miss
you. You can be crossed out of a classbook.
Your IBM number can be erased.
So gas it, pal. You've got "miles to go before
you sleep, and miles to go before you sleep".
But maybe it's not so many miles, pal.
Maybe it's right around the next curve.

(Editor's Note: Drew Pearson is on
a Christmas tour of Far Northern
bases. During his absence, the col-
umn will be written by his junior
COUNTER-intelligence agents
are investigating the possibility
that Soviet subs off the Florida
coast may be throwing our guided
missiles out of control with elec-
tronic jamming equipment.
This is one ominous explanation
for the misguided missiles that
have been plaguing our scientists
at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.
Many more test missiles have
careened outof control than the
public has been told. In fact, s
many Subsonic Snarks have
plunged into the Atlantic that
Patrick personnel refer to the
Ocean thereabouts as "snark-in-
fested waters."
Scientists have traced the cause
in most cases to mechanical fail-
ures. But other misfirings have
been so mysterious that they sus-
pect electronic counter-measures.
Russia is known to possess jam-
ming equipment that could freeze
the electronic gear in our missiles.
No doubt the Russians would like
to test their equipment against our
latest missiles. This may be ex-
actly what's going on furtively
off the Florida coast.
Note - Air Force bombers, test-
ing our own electronic counter-
measures, have been able to blur
radarscopes and jam communica-
tion facilities,
* * *
Cheesy advice: Biscuit baron
George Henry Coppers, whose Na-
tional Biscuit Company collected
$108,693 from the government on
an illegal cheese deal, is now ad-
vising the President on agricul-

tural matters - including, presu-
mably, cheese. At Ike's behest,
Coppers is serving on an agricul-
tural commission at the same
time the Justice Department is
suing to get the taxpayers' $108,-
693 back from his company.
Palace Guard: Congressman
Francis Walter (D., Pa.), just back
from investigating the Hungarian
refugee program, can't get past
the palace guard to complain to
PresidenttEisenhower, Walter
wants to tell Ike what a mess the
refugee program is in. But White
House aides are swaiting for Vice
President Nixon's report, don't
want Walter to get in the act. The
congressman, key to refugee legis-
lation in the House, is furious.
Blackballed: public-minded Joe
Adams will be quietly dropped
from the Civil Aeronautics Board
when his term expires December
31. He made the mistake of antag-
onizing the big airlines by fighting
for lower fares, reduced subsidies,
and aircoach service. He was en-
dorsed by CAB chairman James
Durfee, approved by GOP chair-
man Len Hall, recommended by a
bipartisan group of senators. Ike's
chief lobbyist, Wilton Persons,
even made a special trip to Au-
gusta last week to urge the Presi-
dent to reappoint Adams. But the
big airlines, working through as-
sistant Sherman Adams and Sec-
retary of 'Commerce Sinclair
Weeks, won out.
* ~, ,*
THE PAKISTAN embassy greet-
ed Indian Prime Minister Nehru's
arrival in Washington with heck-
ling from the diplomatic gallery.
The Pakistanis took the occasion
to remind the State Department
ghat United Nations-minded Neh-
ru was, himself, in violation of a
UN resolution . .. Nehru has re-

fused to hold a plebiscite in Kash-
mir, as ordered by the United Na-
tions, to determine whether the
disputed territory should go to
India or Pakistan.
Nehru reportedly assured Presi-
dent Eisenhower that Red China
is willing to negotiate a peaceful
settlement in the Formosa Strait.
This hardly squares with intelli-
gence reports that the Chinese
Communists have been installing
'rocket-launching sitesropposite
Formosa. Nationalist reconnais-
sance planes have taken actual
pictures of the rocket installations.
* * *
Edelsberg, Washington chief of
the Anti-Defamation League, has
put the bee on Senate GOP lead-
er Bill Knowland. Edelsberg
claims the first effective civil-
rights legislation since the civil
war can be passed next year - if
Knowland will break his alliance
with the Southern Democrats and
rally Republican Senators behind
President Eisenhower's civil-rights
The CBS-TV show, "Stand up
and be counter," is sending trailer
trucks around the country to pick-
up Christmas gifts for the Hun-
garian refugees now arriving at
Camp Kilmer, N.- J.
ing the trucks; the public will be
invited to contribute gifts. This
Christmas caravan idea was bor-
rowed from Drew Pearson's friend-
ship train which toured the coun-
try picking up food for hungry
Europe in 1947.
Dance instructors at Washing-
ton's Arthur Murray studios con-
tributed two hours pay to Hun-
garian refugees.
(Copyright 1956 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

TUDENTS of Greek drama
S might be a little surprised to
find some of their favorite tragic
characters garbed in 19th cen-
tury Western costume in Holly-
wood's latest horse-opera, "Tri-
bute to a Bad Man." Heavily-ac-
cented Irene Papas is Jocasta
("Jo" for short) as she plays pla-
tonic companion to tough, lynch-
happy, horse-magnate James Cag-
Cagney is a man of little mercy
and when he catches a thief who
has stolen any of his horses, he
"takes the law into his own hands"
and hangs the scoundrel himself.
Would-be interloper, young Don
Dubbins, wanders into Cagney
country with the intention of be-
coming a "wrangler." He meets
Jocasta, who sort-of-belongs to
Cagney, and falls in love with her.
BUT DUBBINS doesn't want to
kill off the old boy and hasn't
to the
In Me noriam . .
To the Editor:
IT WAS with a genuine sense of
personal loss that those of us
who had the privilege and pleas-
ure of working with Whitford
Kane through the Drama Season
and the Department of Speech
learned of his death.
He was a man loved, admired
and respected who always gave
his best - to the audience in a
theater or the students in a class-
He will be mourned, but even
more important, he will be re-
-Ronald Muchnick
Liberalization . .
To the Editor:
THE COLLEGE of Engineering
at present is guilty of turning
out students merely to satisfy the
needs of industry, rather than pre-
paring engineers for a rewarding
and enriched life. Because indus-
try demands more and more well
trained specialists in all engineer-
ing fields, the inflexible curricu-
lum of this college tends to mini-
mize all non-technical course..
This present policy of stressing
technical subjects is producing en-
gineers with college diplomas but
extremely limited knowledge of
the humanities. Engineers are in-
creasingly faced with problems re-
quiring communicative abilities.
They are required to make deci-
sions which involve many other
people. A liberal education would
greatly supplement their techni-
cal abilities and prepare them for
a richer life.
At least two changes should be
made in the present curriculum.
First, the program could be
lengthened to five years and in-
clude the basic distribution re-
quirements of the Literary College.
Second, more combined programs
could be established for students
who wish to liberalize their edu-
cation. Engineers would thus be
able to fulfill the needs of society
for a well trained mind.
-Aaron Shoen, '59E
More Significant . .
To the Editor:
should like to add an after-
thought, rather in the form of
a book review, to Mr. Shashanka
Mitra's letter about South Africa.
I have just finished reading
"Naught For Your Comfort", by
Trevor Huddleston, C. R. It is
not a literary milestone, nor was
it intended to be one. But any
purely literary criticisms become

irrelevant in the face of the im-
mense sincerity and pathos of
Father Huddleston's narrative.
This book is more than a mere
journalistic account of political
and economic conditions in South
Africa; it is above all a damning
indictment of "respectable" apa-
thy, and of the church's utter
failure to demand a social appli-
cation of the ideals'which its lay-
men profess to cherish. It is also
the reaction of a sensitive man to
cruelty and injustice in the name
of "social stability", which in
South Africa is a euphemism for,
white supremacy.
While reading the book I was
struck by the parallels between
South Africa's rationalizations
and those of elements in our own
country. The analogies are only
in kind. and not in degree, but the
arguments for apartheid in South
Africa and those for segregation
in the United States are identical.
And the "respectable" reactions to
these arguments are just as iden-
Perhaps it would not be out of
place to ask that every person who
has ever felt the slightest concern
for hi.-fanow. c &ni l ,,rn-.r

Zurich esolution Ill-Reasoned

even the slightest homicidal in-
clination. The parallel to the
Greek tragedy is ended at this
point; in fact, the parallel to any
logical story sequence is #rather
obscure after a while.
Jocasta used to be a pretty bad
girl. "I needed money badly and
I took the easy way out ,. ." (here,
the audience eagerly awaits red-
hot revelations . . . "I took advan-
tage of my face and figure . . .
and . . . and became a singer at a
Really. Jo, is that all?
* * *
used effectively to portray the
broad Western landscapes as Cag-
ney and his men relentlessly pur-
sue the horse-rustlers.
The Stereophonic sound system,
with its sudden outbursts of three-
dimensional music, might have
been toned down somewhat.
CAGNEY, it turns out, really
isn't so bad, and after his 'um-
teenth lynching,' decides that this
is not a nice way for a grown,
middle-aged man to behave.
A better title for the film might
have been "Transformation of a
Bad Man," though the logic of
his transformation is never made
very clear.
-Sol Plafkin


The Daily Official Bulletin is 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-
tng publication. Notices for Sunday
Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
Friday, December 21, 1956
General Notices
Regent's Meeting: Fri., Jan. 25. Com-
munications for consideration at this
meeting must be in the President's
hands not later than Jan. 16.
General Library will observe the fo-
lowing schedule during the holiday
Open: Sat., Dec. 22, 8:00 a.m.-12 noon.
Wed., Fri., Dec. 26-28, 8:00 a.m.-6:0
Mon., Dec., 31, Wed., Jan. 2, 8:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m.
Closed: Noon, Sat., Dec. 22-Tues., Deo.
Sat., Dec. 29, Sun., Dec. 30, Tues.,
Jan. 1
Beginning on Wed., Dec. 26, the Di-
visional Libraries will be open on short-
ened vacation schedules on the days
that the General Library is open. Medi-
cal Library hours, however, will vary
but slightly from those of the regular
Schedules will be posted on the door
of each individual library. Informa-
tion as to hours of opening may be ob-
tained by calling "University Ext. 652.
Engineering Research Institute an-
"ounces that five fellowships will be
available for the spring semester, 1957.
Candidates must have been employed
in the Institute for a period totaling at
least one year on a half-time basis. The
stipend will be $1000.00 per semester.
Application for renewals must also be
made at this time. Applications are
available at the Office of the Graduate
School and must be returned to the
Office by 4:00 p.m., Jan. 7, 1957.
Late Permission: All women students
who attended the Choral Concert at
Hill Auditorium on Dec. 19, had late
permission until 10:45 p.m.
Summary of action, meeting of Dec. 19,
Minutes of previous meeting.
Interim action re delineation of areas
restricted from solicitation in Galens
Student Activities Building Admini-
strative Board: Art Epker, Fred Shel-
don, John Montgomery, semeter terms.
Human Relations Board: Gloria West,
Joan Rodman, Elizabeth Uchitele.
Cinema Guild Board: Ron Shorr,
chairman, Tim Reardon. Treasurer,
Rosalind Harris, Dan Jaffe, Keith de-
$150 from Homecoming Dance funds
to Foreign Student Leadership Project
if available funds are $1,000 or more;
If $1,000 or less, allocation will be $100.
Report and recommendations of Ci-
nema Guild Study Committee.
Forum, Feb. 14, "Re-evaluation of Fi
nancial Aid to Athletes."
Recognition: Political Issues Club.
Recognition: Executive Board of En-
gineering Class of 1958.
-Recognition: Executive Board of En-
gineering Class of 1959.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Charles
Frederick Lehmann, Education; thesis:
"Perceptions of School Administrators,
Board of Education Members, and
Members of Lay Citizens Committees
in Michigan Public Schools", Fri., Dec.
21, 4015 University High School, at 2:00
p.m. Chairman, H. R. Jones.
DoctoralhExamination for Alberto N.
Molini, Chemical Engineering; thesis:
"Propo ed New Process for the Manu-
facture of Lactic Acid", Fri., Dec. 21,
Seminar Room, Chemical Engineering
Buildi n 00 .m. Chairan L. 1



SHE UNIVERSITY recently received a pro-
posal calling for the complete severance of
"all scientific, athletic,sand ideological associa-
tions with Soviet Russia."
This proposal came in the form of a reso-
lution fromn the faculty and staff of the Uni-
versity of Zurich, who sent such statements
to universities in the free world.
While the feelings which prompted such an
action are certainly relevant and well-worth
expressing, the reasoning behind the resolu-
tion needs some examination.
Certainly it is a courageous move ,for men in
a neutral nation to take the lead in proposing
that educational institutions tlhroughout the
free world take a stand against Russia, but, as
the Hungarian rebels have discovered. it takes
more than courage to combat the Kremlin.
IF UNIVERSITIES in the West adopt this
resolution, the effect may bring more harm
than good.
Editorial Staff
Editorial Director City Editor
GAIL GOLDSTEIN.P..............Personnel Director
ERNEST THEODOSS...,.........Magazine Editor
JANET REARICK ......Associate Editorial Director
MARY ANN THOMAS........,........Features Editor
DAVID GREY ...........".... Sports Editor
RICHARD CRAMER...........Associate Sports Editor
STEPHEN EIEILPERN .........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
MILTON GOLDSTEIN.... Associate Business Manager

The resolution would have little effect on
Soviet leaders except to show that educators
in the West disapprove of Red actions. And
cutting off cultural and scientific ties with
Russia would close another door through which
the Russian people might catch a glimpse of
the free world.
It seems that such a resolution would ac-
tually serve a purpose of the Kremlin - that
is, to permit as little outside information as
possible to leak through the Iron Curtain as
well as to prevent outsiders from seeing the
true picture in Soviet Russia.
While at present little information may ti4
allowed to reach the Russian people and we
may receive little information in return, the
West cannot afford to lose a chance to influ-
ence the Soviet citizens and catch a glimpse of
what is taking place behind the Iron Curtain.
ALTHOUGH this resolution can be consid-
ered a genuine attempt of educators to re-
spond to Russia's actions in Hungary, it needs
further clarification. involving a definition of
purposes and possible results.
For, when the West takes any action against
Soviet Russia - whether political or cultural-
a basic aim must not be forgotten.
That aim is to expose communist-dominated
peoples to democratic thought and to find out
as much as possible about life behind the Iron
Certainly cultural exchange between free and
communist-dominated peoples is far bette'r
than the exchange of bullets between armies.
NeuBooks ot dte Library
Cowles, Virginia-Gay Monarch: the Life
and Pleasures of Edward Vii; NY, Harper, 1956.
Diole, Philippe - Sahara Adventure; NY,
Messener. 19568
Fleming. Archibald Lang - Archibald the


Council Views Campus Chest Policy

Daily Staff Writer
STUDENT Government Council
Wednesday discussed a first-
draft statement of policy of the
Campus Chest Board. allocated
$150 to the Foreign Student Lead-
ership Program and received a
Campus Affairs Committee pro-
gress report.
The prospective Campus Chest
statement outlined policies of the
annual Campus Chest Drive,
which would last one week and re-
place all existing charity cam-
paigns on campus.
As a result, the statement ex-
plains, "it would be considered a
violation for any charity to soli-
cit in a Universtiy sanctioned res-
idence (fraternities sororities,
residence halls, cooperative or
League houses, etc.) or the cam-
pus area.
"Any violating charity will be
excluded 1rorm the allocation of
proceeds of the Campus Chest."
This statement not final in
anv wav ,is enmmmt e t aihe

mained the same. Galens could be
excluded from sharing in the
"take" of the Campus Chest Drive.
Under present regulations. Ga-
lens. whether or not it shares in
the work of the Campus Chest
Board and Drive, will receive 20
per cent of the proceeds of next
spring's drive.
Campus Chest's statement of
policy also indicated the week-
long funds drive would include
several special events in addition
to the usual personal solicitations.
SGC DECIDED this week to al-
locate $150 of the Homecoming
Dance profits (if over $1000: oth-
erwise only $100) toward the For-
eign Student Leadership Program.
This tollowed up a motion of
last week to apply for a student
fromi the program for the 1957-58
academic year. The program is
sponsored by the National Stu-
dents Association.
SGC's treasurer also made it
known he was looking for ideas

effective and statistically accur-
ate surveys . . . for campus use
... where there was an important
issue to be surveyed."
Progress report on the "Dormi-
tory Telephone Study" Subcom-
mittee found. "after interviewing
the man in charge of telephones
in the dormitories that they do
not feel there is any problem with
the telephone setup at the present
"This subcommittee will look
into the situation further with the
hope that the problem may be
pointed out and action can be tak-
Other groups on the Campus Af-
fairs Committee are looking into
possible extension of library hours,
feasibility of a student book store,
seating of Block "M", Residence
Halls financing, campus tours for
visitors and the "M" Handbook.
Also under consideration is the
possibility of having the literary
school exam schedule published
at the same time as the semester


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