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Sixty-Sixth Year

"The Mean Old Federal Courts Are Trying To
Impose Their Will On Others"

"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.
Housing Shortage Hits
Foreign Students Hardest
THAT THE housing situation at the Univer- shrug their shoulders and answer, "We can't
sityis critical is well-known. This is sub- look that far ahead."
stantiated by the many temporary housing But the fact remains they must be housed,
pools in dorms, freshmen with apartment somehow, sometime. This problem can only
privileges, and heightened rents. be solved by the administration. If the Uni-
Although this situation affects the Univer- versity wants and will accept foreign stu-
styhasuaghol, the ardnets ithe foreign dents on this campus, it shrould see that these
sity as a whole, the hardest hit are foreign are rooms available in which they can live at
students. These people must find housing in rents they can afford.
a city whose facilities cannot absorb any- That the presence of students from abroad
where near all of them, greatly contributes to the character of the
Since these students must travel great University cannot be denied. The University
distances, their funds are naturally limited, must live up to its responsibilities to them.
More important, the inhospitable scene which
greets them upon arrival here is one of crowd- ONE POSSIBLE SOLUTION is already in the
ed temporary housing pools, continual room- hands of the Administration. A plan sub-
hunting, occasional discrimination and, if mitted by Dr. Davis, director of the Inter-
they are lucky enough to get a room, exhorbi- national Center, calls for construction of a
tant prices. building in which both the Center and foreign
and American students could be housed. This
THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER staff has building would directly fulfill foreign students'
been working frantically attempting to find housing needs.
foreign students places to live, but must do This plan, or one equally suitable, should be
so on a day to day basis. When asked, "What implemented now.
will happen if you can't place everyone," they -DONNA HANSON
Health Issue No Longer Valid
IN HIS FIRST campaign speech of the cur- health than the President himself and those
rent election year, President Eisenhower told who know his condition best-his doctors.
the nation's voters Wednesday evening, "I am It is to be sincerely hoped that the Demo-
confident of my own physical strength to meet crats and others with doubts about the Presi-
all the responsibilities of the presidency, today dent's physical qualifications to serve another
and in the years just ahead . .. I stand ready term in office in a full-time capacity concede
to serve as your President for another four to the evidence and drop the health issue from
years, if that be your will." the campaign.
Such a declaration should, at least in the That angle of attack is no longer valid.
minds of intelligent voters, effectively elimi- -EDWARD GERULDSEN
nate the issue of the President's health from
the current campaign. of
President Eisenhower has consistently been Reactivation of Famed
admirably forthright and honest with the V Welcome Sign
American people in regard to his health, and D i"so a
has conscientously kept them informed of his
condition. When he felt unsure of his strength THE REACTIVATION of the famed 101st
or his ability to carry on through another Airborne Division is a welcome sign. But
term, he did not hesitate to say so, nor did the new "Screaming Eagle" division is a far
his political enemies hesitate to dissect his cry from the unit that jumped into Europe in
statements for possible omenous implications World War II.
and grounds for charges of inadequacy to do Smaller, self-sufficient, armed with the lat-
a full time job, est in weapons and material, mobility and
firepower will more than compensate for the
THE PRESIDENT'S physicians - and they loss of manpower in the combat effectiveness
include a number of the foremost medical of the division.
specialists in the nation-have testified to the With its magnificent tradition, it is fitting
excellent state of his health. Their word plus that the 101st Airborne be the first of the
the President's own .assurance of his' physical new look outfits in the Army. It's good to
well-being should certainly be sufficient to see that, with the vacillation and uncertainty
put any voter's uneasy mind at rest. in military policy in recent years, progress to
If their word is to be doubted, then whose effectively meet the possibility of a swift-
may be accepted? There is hardly anyone moving attack is being made.
better qualified to pass ob the President's -R. H.
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There Ain't No Gold
I HATE starting out a brand new year with an unfavorable review,
but in spite of all good intentions, "The Naked Hills" blocks my
every effort at good-fellowship. So it's not my fault.
The picture is about a man who gets gold-fever in 1849 and doesn't
take the cure until the century is on the way out. After the sound-
track spews out a silly song about the four seasons in a man's life,
we follow the adventures of one Tracy Powell, a young man from

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'Affair' Disappointing 'Slice of Life'

IT IS difficult to decide exactly
who is responsible for the pre-
dominantly disappointing quality
of MGM's "The Catered Affair,"
Paddy Chayefsky, upon whose
television play the film is based,
or the gentleman who adapted Mr.
Chayefsky's script to the cinema,
Nonetheless, lacking a theme
with any kind of universality
(such as lonliness in Chayefsky's
"Marty"), "The Catered Affair"
remains a slice-of-life glance at
the ethnic phenomenon of the
Bronx-Irish, foregoing the analy-
tical aspects of this school of art
in favor of surface pseudo-real-
Briefly, the story relates how a
young girl (Debbie Reynolds)-
plans to marry quietly, without
the traditional wedding party.
Mama (Bette Davis) wants a
wedding party more than any-
thing else. Indeed, she is willing
to spend papa's (Ernest Borg-
nine's) life savings on the fete,
stalemating her cab-driving hus-
band's efforts to start his own
MUCH OF the time "The
Catered Affair" sacrifices intelli-
gent plotting and artistry for
naturalism. The people are all
simple, and one has the unre-
mitting feeling that their prob-
lems, all grounded in ignorance,
might be dispelled with the
cleansing quality of Brillo if
someone would only send them to
a university extention course in

group living-or at least a course
in basic sociological theory.
Moreover, the characters seem
to be motivated by nothing more
than on-the-spot determination.
We soon learn that mama has
ignored her husband for twenty-
plus years, hagged him, concen-
trated exclusively on the kids.
Why? The intimation is that she
didn't know any better.
Papa, on the other hand, has
taken all of this, drowning much
of it in beer. Why? He too, ap-
parently, didn't know any better.
And the daughter, who wasn't
allowed a college education, is
very confused about life. Ske
keeps questioning just about
everything - love, marriage, sex,
the purpose of existence - only
to utter "I don't know."
The tone throughout all of
these proceedings is comic-seri-
ous, one-dimensional. The photo-
graphy is stark black-and-white,
which for some obscure reason
has been associated with cine-
A meeting for Daily reviewers
and cartoonists will be held at
7:15 p.m. Monday in the 'Ensian
office of the Student Publica-
tions Building.
Those who have previously
reviewed for the Daily, and per-
sons interested in reviewing
movies, drama, music, books
and art are invited to attend.

matic greatness in the past few
years. The settings are as unob-
trusive and unappealing as pos-
sible, and the dialogue is clipped,
short, sparse, augmented by
equally abrupt splicing. The en-
tire business almost leaves one
with a tic.
* * *
MISS DAVIS makes a valiant
effort to subordinate her New
England speech to an Irish accent,
but her success is spasmodic. Her
now-famous mannerisms are kept
somewhat under control: she
doesn't smoke, and she has sub-
stituted a horizontal hand motion
for her usual vertical hand mo-
Borgnine, contrary to billing
and advertising, has a minor role,
requiring little more than the
registering of limited comprehen-
sion. Barry Fitzgerald provides
his standard Irish folk humor, a
crusty bachelor with a carefully
concealed heart and a penchant
for babbling stories about the good
old days.
The film's real surprise is Deb-
bie Reynolds, who seems to have
graduated from chorus-girl parts
into a serious attempt at acting.
In spite of scripting limitations
and what is a typical dramatic
role for young starlets, Miss Rey-
nolds manages to put her older,
more experienced colleagues to
shame as she gives her role just
the kind of effortless, easy reading
that the slice-of-life school de-
mands, a convincing job.
-Ernest Theodossin

Missouri looking to get rich quick.
TRACY AND his buddy join a
camp of rushees and take to the
hills,'overflowing with hope. Tracy
is the more dedicated of the two,
however, and he soon joins up
with an unscrupulous pair who
swindle the settlers, jump claims,
beat up Mexicans, get drunk, and
generally have a fine time. But
many setbacks await the young
man and after a series of them he
finally consents to give up the
prospecting and marry a local
launderess who is more the home-
body type. She loves him, but
hates gold.
Poor Tracy is pretty punchy,
though, and he keeps staring out
the window at them thar hills and
muttering "I've got to go back. I'll
strike it yet."
Finally, to everybody's relief,
including the audience's, he leaves
the missus and her unborn babe,
and vanishes into goldville. His
partner, this time, is an old rum-
my who resembles a debauched
Santa Claus. As the four seasons
drag on, the old guy gets buried
in a cave-in and dies obscenely.
Tracy then strikes it rich. Hooray.
Through a series of complica-
tions too ridiculous to go into here,
he loses his money again and
leaves his long-suffering wife and
his dumb little son to go back for
gold. This goes on and on until
the snores from the audience
threaten to drown out the sound-
track. In the end he is an old man,
resembling Gabby Hayes in the
worst way, and at last, defeated,
he goes home. Then the audience,
defeated, does the same.
* * *
DAVID WAYNE makes a valiant
effort in his portrayal of Tracy
Powell, and without hig the film
would be completely intolerable.
In the scenes where he is not
looking terribly embarrassed, he
is generally believable.
Jim Backus and Keenan Wynn
are pretty silly as the bad guys,
and James Barton is a little re-
pulsive as the cave-in victim. The
color is nice and the girl is pretty.
What else do you want to know?
-David Newman
Joe, Ginger
Find Solace
THOSE of us who have been
somewhat critical of current
Hollywood productions should go
down to the Orpheum this week-
end to see how bad a film really
can be. The current offering, "I'll
Be Seeing You," starring those re-
liable studio workhorses, Shirley
Temple, Ginger Rogers, and Jos-
eph Cotten, was originally pro-
duced in 1944. It probably was re-
released in 1956 because even tele-
vision could find no place for it.
In the. company blurb for the
motion picture we find that "I'll
Be Seeing You" Is "based on a
timeless theme enveloping the re-
birth of hope and the recapturing
of lost dreams through a great
love. It tells a tenderly dramatic
story of two bewildered souls who
find their way to social and emo-
tional rehabilitation."
EVERY STOCK Hollywood gim-
mick is used in this "tender
drama." Joe Cotten and Ginger
meet accidently (she picks him
up this time, girls) on a train.
From the time their eyes first
meet while sitting in opposite
seats, there is no question about
the outcome of the story. We know
immediately that they will fall in
love, hurdle the inevitable obsta-
cles, and live happily ever
you know.

Of course, the obstacles aren't
really very serious. Joe is still suf-
fering from "shell shock" as a
result of combat in the South
Pacific. He is quite depressed dur-
ing most of the film until he
realizes that he has found his
soulmate in Ginger. Above the ap-
propriate mushy background
music, he proclaims with the calf-
like look in his eyes, "I feel so
much better when I talk to you,
the way you talk ... (pause) . ..
the way you walk . . . (sigh) f ,.
the way you hold your head."
AND GINGER? This movie was
originally a radio play and she,
in typical soap-opera fashion
which satifies the housewife by
showing the female's inherent su-
periority over the male, is not
so bad off. Ginger is on a "good
behavior" furlough while serving
a six-year sentence for manslaugh-
ter at the state Women's Prison.
It seems that she had pushed her
boss out of the window of his 14th

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Associated Press News Analyst
LAST MINUTE hitches at the London Suez
conference, particularly the reactions of
France, Pakistan and Japan, seem to be largely
technical and subject to solution.
The whole business of forming a users'
association, however, is just a step in estab-
lishing the Allied position, and a nondecisive
step at that.
Differences among even the agreeing nations
carry portents of trouble in administration as
well as in principle. The margin of unity over
disunity, if any, is small.
There is doubt that it is large enough to
represent any great pressure on Egypt's Nasser,
although reaction in Cairo suggests a bare
posibility of agreement.
INDEED, some Western observers feel that
the Allies have in large part accepted the
most important points in Nasser's position--
that the canal belongs to Egypt and she is
entitled to a larger share in its profits. The
major point they have not accepted is that-
Editorial Staff
Editorial Director City Editor
&AIL 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 FOWLE............Associate Women's Editor
VERNON SODEN .................Chief Photographer

he is entitled to unilateral control without
international checks.
The conference's own doubt that Nasser
will settle, however, has been clearly demon-
strated by repeated references to future possi-
There still remains the idea that Nasser
transit of the canal under its own terms, and
will be faced by users' convoy demanding
the further plan to establish at least a partial
boycott if he refuses.
Refusal of transit would be presented to
the United Nations as a breach of an interna-
tional treaty.
BUT THAT TREATY was signed when the
Middle East was ruled by puppets of the
Europeans and had little national entity-in
an era which has little more influence on
Mediterranean affairs today than does the
Trojan war.
A fight over the treaty of 1888 in the United
Nations would find the big powers opposed
openly by many small nations, perhaps in-
cluding some of the Latin Americans, and
behind the scenes by many more.
The cost of the cleavage might far outweigh
the objective.
New Books at the Library
Llyod, Christopher - The Nation and the
Navy: a History of Naval Life and Policy; Lon-
don, Gresset Press, 1954.
Lewis, W. H.-The Sunset of the Splendid
Century; NY, Wm Sloane, 1955.
Lord, James-No Traveler Returns; NY, John
Day, 1956.
Lubell, Samuel-Revolt of the Moderates; NY,
Harper, 1956.
Maughan,A. M.-Harry of Monmouth; NY,
Wm Sloane, 1956.
Maxwell,- Gavin-Bandit; NY, Harper, 1956.
Maxwell, William-Lincoln's Fifth Wheel: the
Political History of the U.S. Sanitary Commis-
sion; NY, Long, Green, 1956.
Moberg, Vilhelm-When I was a Child; NY,

New Political Faces in 1956?

T IS being said that we are see-
ing two new men, a new Steven-
son and a new Nixon, and that
somehow by an act of will the
starry-eyed intellectual of 1952
has made himself into a tough pol-
itician, the ruthless partisan off
1954 has made himself into a
statesman moving at the higher
levels. These two pictures make
things simpler it seems to me, than
they really are.
No doubt men change with ex-
perience and as they grow older.
But it would be a mistake to sup-
pose that when the Governor of
Illinois was nominated in 1952, he
was not already a practical poli-
tician who knew his way around in
politics. It is simply not so that he
was an unworldly man, his head in
the clouds or perhaps in books of
philosophy, unused to the pre-
cincts and the grassroots, and so
innocent, so intellectual, and so
high-minded that he did not know
or would not look at the facts of
As for the transformation of the
Vice President, it is difficult to
tell in these days when most can-
didates read speeches written for
them by someone else.
** *
IT IS TRUE, however, that this

himself in the voters' minds from
the Truman administration and he
had to persuade the voters who
wanted a change that with Stev-
enson they would get a change.
The party organization was Tru-
man's, and Stevenson had to ap-
peal to the country over the head
of Truman. In 1956. his position
is radically altered. Hehas become
not merely the titular but the ac-
tual head of the Democratic Party,
and now his need is to identify
himself with the party, not to sep-
arate himself from it.
Stevenson, in my view, has un-
usual political insight, and an un-
usual gift for seeing things as they
are. His political judgment in 1952
was quite accurate, and the kind
of campaign he conducted reflec-
ted correctly the difficult facts of
his political situation: That the
country wanted a change from
Trumanism, that Eisenhower was
virtually certain to win the elec-
tion, and that the Democratic
Party would survive to fight ano-
ther day if he could,give it a new
lead. In 1956, he has seen, again I
think quite accurately, that the
Democratic Party is the majority
party, that there is a powerful un-
dertow drawing the Eisenhower
Democrats back to their party, and
that he has a chance to win if he
can rally the Democrats.

led practical politics is for the
most part local politics, and it is
bound to involve the national can-
didate in contradictions and em-
What this can lead to was dem-
onstrated in 1952 when General
Eisenhower, against his better na-
ture, sacrificed General Marshall
to appease McCarthy in Wisconsin,
and allowed himself to be em-
braced by Jenner in Indiana. Stev-
enson himself, though he has no-
thing like that on his conscience,
has been doing more denouncing
and more promising than he would
do if he were not bent on rallying
his highly diversified party.
. * *
THE SITUATION of the Repub-
licans calls for a campaign to hold
on to the Eisenhower Democrats.
They have to take for granted the
regular Republicans, the Eisen-
hower Republicans because they
like Ike, the Old Guard Republi-
cans because they feel confident
with Nixon. The task of President
is to convince the Eisenhower
Democrats that his health and his
energy are so good that he casi and
will be the effective head of a sec-
ond Eisenhower administration.
The task of Vice President Nixon
is to reassure the Eisenhower Dem-
ocrats that if he becomes Presi-

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