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Sixty-Seventh Year

uWe Don't Want You To Fall Down And Hurt Yourself"

"When Opinions Are Freer
Truth Wit Prevai"

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
United States Policy in the UN:
Rights and Wrongs

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Byron Janis Delivers
Varied Piano Program
BYRON JANIS' program last night in terms of the music selected
was a titanic one. It began with Haydn's Sonata in D Major, a
Schumann Arabesque, and a Schubert Impromptu (Op. 90. No. 2).
'The main item was the whole of the Pictures at an Exhibition by
Mourssorgsky, and ended with a Sonatine by Ravel and an assort-
ment of Nocturnes, Mazurkas etc., by Chopin.
Mr. Janis' pianistic vritues are, first, a masculine, vigorous touch
on the keyboards, and secondly, a bright, hard piano tone which is
cold and clear. He is also an expressive person, willing to manipulate
the musei to get the greates amount of feeling out of the music.
And this was the downfall of his music last night. It let to a serious

Y7ILE the Administration's Peace Dove hov-
ered through President Eisenhower's ad-
dress to the nation Wednesday night, his re-
marks on Israel's repeated violation of Egyp-
tian territory pointed up this country's double
standards with regard to United Nations'
The President's remarks were directed at Is-
rael's contin'ued maintenance of troops around
the Gulf of Aqaba and in' the Gaza Strip. The
Israelis' repeated refusal to obey UN resolu-
tions calling for their evacuation of the Egyp-
tian territory prompted the special radio-
television speech.
Looking separately at Israel's invasion of
Egypt, Mr. Eisenhower's remarks were well-
grounded. Arguing that the UN should exert
pressure to force Israeli withdrawal, the Pres-
ident said giving Israel the absolute guaran-
tees it wants for future protection from Egyp-
tian retaliation would be rewarding aggres-
sion and turning "back the clock of interna-
tional order."
HOWEVER, when past United States stand,
in the UN are reviewed, this policy appears
to be inconsistent and hypocritical. While we
are now insisting upon sanctions against a
small aggressor, similar action was not re-
quested in protest to the Soviet Union's recent
aggression in Hungary.
Such inconsistency makes it appear that the
United States has one policy for smaller na-
tions and another for larger ones.

Moreover, little was done with regard to
sanctions when Arab countries continually
penetrated Israeli soil, actions which eventu-
ally provoked all-out Israeli retaliation.
We agree with President Eisenhower that
the Egyptian violations "constitute no justifi-
cation for the armed invasion of Egypt by Is-
rael." But we believe United States' policy
should be applied consistently and fairly to
all nations.
COMMENTING upon Russia's refusal to obey
UN resolutions, and the bearing this has
on sanctions on Israel, the President said this
was "a case where the proverb applies that-
two wrongs do not make a right."
We believe that United States position with
regard to Israel is "right," but we think it
inconsistent with our stand on the events
leading up to the invasion of Egypt and on
Soviet suppression in Hungary. We think the
latter positions "wrong," in light of our stand
on Israel, and we would revise Mr. Eisenhow-
er's statement to read that "a right does not
lessen the seriousness of two wrongs."
Israel should be forced to quit Egyptian ter-
ritory. And in order that the United States
does not commit any more "wrongs," it should
insist upon adequate protection for the na-
tional rights of Israel, and show by its own
actions the desirability of an international
law, applicable to all countries, large and small.


marring of his music, including,.E
curiously, the selections by Cho-
EXPRESSIVE playing of piano
music is a great thing, but when
ritards and dynamic changes af-
fect the musical phrases and, as
a result, the rhythmic progres-
sions are distorted and weakened,
the result is disintegration of the
Mr. Janis also physically 'emotes
to certain portions of the music.
Then, his inauspicious physical
movements, especially a spastic
kind of jerking rhythm reappears
in the music being played, fre-
quently injecting a disruptive
kind of syncopation.
Similar distortions occurred in
the Haydn Sonata, where the first
movement, played very rapdiy,
lost its melodic continuity from
the pianist's constant fussing
with the dynamics. A phrase
played forte was immediately fol-
lowed by one in piano, in echo
fashion, and this staccato effect
broke the drama inherent in the
harmonic tensions.
On the other hand in "The Old
Castle" from the Pictures, the

Schumann "Arabesque" and the
Chopin "Impromptu," the melo-
dies had a curious way of coming
to end in a sudden ritard, at the
same time fainting nway to in-
audibility. This made the music
affected and flaccid, depriving it
of virility.
THE PIANIST'S note on the
program informed us that the
score of the Pictures at an Exhi-
bition was played from a combi-
nation of many editions. This
makes it difficult to comment on
the extent to which Mr. Janis
realized Moussorgsky's score.
However, I missed some of the
psychological subtleties- of cer-
tain of the sections; like the bit-
ing sarcasm of "Goldberg and
Schmyle", and the eerie terror of
the middle section of "Baba
The biggest disappointment was
the complete lack of majesty and
power in the "Great Gate of
Kiev", though to compensate, the
center section was delivgred with
-A. Tsugawa

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Challenge of Indian Neutralism

Letter to Drew

Franco-A merica n
Product Flavorless
Though "Gigi," the Anita Loos play which opened at the Lydia
Mendelssohn last night, is based on a Colette story of the same name,
this reviewer could find no mention of the French authoress in the
program, and almost as little credit done to her in the adaptation.
The combination of Loos and Colette, on second thought, could be
expected to produce a peculiar hybred, for while Colette was a writer
who handled characters in delicate situations with a matchless sensi-
tivity, Anita Loos has become famous for being simultaneously indeli-
cate and cute. The result, for admirers of both, is something like a

INDIA'S NEUTRALISM, as explained by Prof.
Robert Crane in a recent Town Talk lecture,
represents "a challenge to our interpretation
of world affairs."
The refusal of India's leaders to commit
themselves either to the East or the West
represents an even greater challenge to India,
for it requires infinite balance and finesse to
withstand the pressures of the "committed"
One of the reasons for India's neutralism
given by Prof. Crane is its desire to combat
communism through "conditions which facili-
tate its spread, such as poverty." He added that
India feels it cannot afford the "luxury" of
military alignment.
It may appear' that India has taken a firm
stand and has found a third answer to the
East-West question. Yet, the strength of this
stand may not depend on the validity of the
reasoning behind it but rather on its effective-
ness in actual practice.
AS HAS BEEN SHOWN only too well in the
past, free nations attempting to reduce
poverty have had to compete with Communism;
which professes to solve this problem more
efficiently. India's leaders may not realize that
their attempt to combat poverty may ward
off Communism if achieved, but until that pur-
pose is fulfilled Communism remains ever
ready to sneak in from nearby Russia and
Red China.
Furthermore, today the "luxury" of military
alignment appears to be one means for weaker
nations to hold on to another "luxury"-.
India may feel that she might lose her
independence by aligning herself with the West,
a civilization she has fought so long to with-
stand. Yet, India's independence may be
threatened far more by an "uncommitted"
stand, where Indian leaders have left them-

selves open to influence from both East and
India may also feel that the United States
is not "mature enough" to understand her posi-
tion, yet in order to keep her balance India
must be equally as mature. The recent Kashmir
question, in which India refused to accept the
territory's plebiscite to join Pakistan, illustrates
that India may not be as mature as she wishes
that America would be.
AN ANSWER to the reason behind India's
neutralism may lie in another "ism" --
nationalism. And the paradox of India's stand
lies in the fact that the reasoning behind it
threatens to destroy the balance of this non-
If India beileves that military alignment is
a "luxury," then she chances to lose another
more expensive luxury-sovereignty and free-
Vital Service
And a Good Deal
A VITAL service to University students is
going on quietly and efficiently.
Every Thursday, from 8 to 12 and 1 to 5,
the Health Service gives polio shots for a slight
charge of sixty-five cents to cover costs.
The time lapse for students getting shots is
about five minutes, from the time the health
card is picked up until he walks out of the
building rolling down his sleeve,
Only strange thing about this essential pro-
tection against a dread disease, given quickly
and inexpensively, is the few people getting it.
Seems funny so many people would pass up
such a good deal.

(Editor's Note: Drew Pearson's col-
umn on Washington's Birthday takes
the form of a letter to his grandson
Drew Arnold.)
This should reach you about
Washington's Birthday, and you
won't be going to school. Lucky
guy. I wish I were like you and
didn't have to write a column to-
day. But my schoolteachers - in
this case quite a few editors -
think I should work regardless of
the Founder of our Country. Per-
haps they will let me off with' a
letter to you instead of a column.
When I was your age I didn't
pay much attention to George
Washington's Birthday except
that it gave me a day off from
school and my brother used to
try to chop me down with a papier
mache hatchet. It took me quite
awhile to understand how great a
man George Washington was. His
press relations weren't very good
at that time. He wasn't able to
hire B.B.D. and O. or any of the
high-powered advertising agen-
cies of Madison Ave. He didn't
even have a Jim Hagerty hand-
ling his press relations, and the
newspapers really went after him
before he retired.
But he not only steered this
country through its toughest peri-
od, he left us some great princi-
ples. One you talk about in school
is how he told the truth about
chopping down the cherry tree.
And despite some people's idea
that this was a myth, I am glad-

this is taught and remembered
today. Because you can't run a
country, or a business, or a fam-
ily, or even yourself without tell-
ing the truth.
* * *
THE BUSINESS your grand-
daddy is in has to worry a lot
about the truth. We are always
trying to track down the truth,
and sometimes the truth is very
hard to report. Whole batteries of
press relations men are hired in
the government and by business
firms to conceal the truth, or in-
fluence the truth, or gloss over
the truth.
This makes it difficult to tell
the truth. Nevertheless to ignore
the truth can be just as bad as
not telling the truth. When a
newspaperman, for instance,
omits the truth in order to curry
favor with a bureaucrat or the
White House, he is, in effect, ly-
ing to the public.
For instance, when the Asso-
ciated Press described George Al-
len as a "crony of President Tru-
man" and as "an occasional golf-
ing partner of President Eisen-
hower," ignoring the fact that Al.
len was a partner in the Presi-
dent's Gettysburg Farm, also was
his partner in a Howard Johnson
restaurant, has been a bridge-
playing partner during the long
Georgia vacation and on many
other occasions, then the AP is
not fulfilling its trust to the pub-
Or when newspapermen fail to

report that George Allen, who was
chairman of the Yemen Oil Com-
pany, was with the President dur-
ing his vacation when the Presi-
dent was making demands on Is-
rael, again they are neglecting
important truth.
* * C
THE TRUTH is not always on
the surface. It can't be scooped
up like cream off the surface of
milk. Sometimes it has to be
drilled, dynamited, blasted out of
plies of bureaucratic red tape and
batteries of press officials to get
the real facts.
Sometimes also you make mis-
takes. You think you are telling
the truth, but you find you were
wrong. I made one the other day
about Sen. John Pastore of Rhode
Island when I listed him as vot-
ing for the Natural Gas Bill. This
was a foolish mistake, for he
voted just the other way. I
shouldn't have made the mistake,
and I have now apologized to Sen.
Of course you won't understand
this, but when you get a little
older and study the fascinating
history of the United States you
Remember when you get the
day off from school, it's not just
to give you more time to play,
but because George Washington
taught us a great lesson - telling
the truth.
(Copyright 1957 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

mixture of gin and tea.
The story of a young girl, last of
wish to launch their protege into
found so rewarding, is one which
to be anything but a burlesque,
must be handled in a light, but
highly refined manner. Gigi
turns the scheming of her grand-
mother and aunt into a triumph
of her own, but to interpret this
outcome as an instance of virtue
rewarded is discredit Colette with
Anglo-Saxon morality.
Furthermore, the performance
added several more jolts to the al-
ready jarring script. The art of
interpretation seemed hopelessly
lost as Beth True played the role
of Mme. Alvarez, Gigi's grand-
mother, in the style of a faded
Chicago bawd, and Diane Marcus'
Gigi was a creature of gasps and
squeals, totally lacking the ma-
turity to make believable her de-
cision to break her training rules.
While the story is totally
French, the Gallic spirit was sad-
ly missed. Only in the perform-
ance of Winnefred Pierce as Gigi's
aunt, was there some evidence of
the elegant refinement necessary
to bring the, story into perspective
and the play up to standard.
Of the two sets involved, one
was innocuous, but the other con-


Georgia 'Projects'

Executive Session Opens New Council Chamber

a line of successful courtesans who
the profession which they have
sisted of cluttered Victoriana
which would have been accept-
able had it not been unfortunate-
l'y combined with some large, mis-
shapen fleur-de-lis.
Bette DeMain, as Gigi's moth-
er, played her comedy role in an
uninhibited manner which did
much to relieve some pretty
strained scenes. If the wrapper in
which she fluttered about was of
crepe-de-chine, it was the only
French in evidence.
-Roberta Hard
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official publication for which the
Michigan Daily assumes no editorial
responsibility. Notices should be sent
in TYPEWRITTEN form to Room
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2 p.m. the day preceding publication.
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VOL. LXvII, NO. 98
General Notices
Thenext regularly scheduledmeet-
ing of the Board of Regents will be
held on Fri.,BMarch 15. 1957.tAll com-
munications to be presented to the Re-
gents at that time should be in the
hands of the President no later than
Thurs., March 7.
Student Government Council. Sum-
mary of action taken at the meeting
of Feb. 20, 1957.
Appointments: Ron Shorr to ill Coun-
cil vacancy; Maynard Goldman,
Chairman Student Activities Com-
mittee; Mai Cumming, Ron Shorr,
sociate Chairman, Public Relations;
Maynard Goldman as SEC's repre-
sentative to the Student Relations
Committee of the University De-
velopment Council.
Announced: Appointment of Janet
Neary' by the National Student As-
Associate Chairmen; John Wrona, As-
sociation as its representative on the
Advisory Board to the Congress Co-
Joe Collins, Lewis Engman, to Com-
mittee on University Lectures. Joe
Collins, to Board of Directors of
Michigan Union, and on Campus
Chest Allocation Board.
Approved: Minutes of previous meet-
ing; Election rules and election cal-
endar: SGC Forum on University
Calendaring. March 7; International
Student Association, debate, Feb-
ruary 21: Music Educators National
Conference, Jazz concert, Mar. 10.
League; Engineering Council, Slide
Rule Ball, 9-1, March 1.
Heard: Report on Pep Rallies. Health
Insurance, Foreign Student Leader-
ship Training Program.
1' haf n c

THE GEORGIA Assembly yesterday adopted
a resolution calling for the impeachment of
six justices of the United States Supreme Court.
The. resolution, drafted in the attorney gen-
eral's office and approved by Gov. Marvin
Griffin, accuses Chief Justice Earl Warren and
Associate Justices Black, Douglas, Reed, Frank-
furter and Clark of "high crimes and mis-
demeanors." -
It asserts the six justices "are guilty of at-
tempting to subvert the Constitution of the
United States . . . and of giving aid or comfort
to the enemies of the United States."
The "crimes": These six judges played lead-.
ing roles in the ruling on sedition and segrega-
tion cases.
DISSENTING Rep. Raymond Reed, member
of the Georgia Assembly, told his colleagues,
Editorial Staf f
Rditerial Director City Editor
Business Staff
DAVID SILVER Business Manager
MILTON UOLDSTEIN Associate Business Manager

"We're making ourselves ridiculous before the
We heartily agree.
"What better way," he said, "could we serve
the Communist press than to throw out such
a resolution as this, based on unreasonable, un-
founded charges."
Again, we agree._
When a respected body of supposedly wise
and learned American lawmakers have the
audacity to accuse, in effect, of treason, six
members of the highest court in the American
judicial system, simply because their personal
prejudice has been violated, and their efforts
to keep the Negro a "second class citizen"
frustrated, serious doubts are raised about the
supposed wisdom of said lawmakers. -
The evidence suggests that the Georgia As-
sembly, not the United States Supreme Court,
is guilty of "attempting to subvert the Consti-
tution of the United States" and of "giving aid
or comfort" to its enemies.
The Supreme Court is the ultimate authority
in the interpretation of the Constitution. The
Court has declared racial segregation in public
schools and public transportation unconstitu-
tional; its decisions are the law of the land.
GEORGIA, along with several other Southern
states, has openly defied that law, and taken
drastic measures (as interposition and the

Daily Staff Writer
"REMEMBER, no ashes on the
rug, no feet on the table .--"
"-and no arms on the chairs."
"Do we get started or just sit
here and look pretty?"
"It's real wood."
"It's something, isn't it?"
Awed and joking Student Gov-
ernment Council members were
meeting for the first time in the
new SOC-Joint Judiciary council
room in the Student Activities
In its carpeted splendor and-
blue plush armless chairs, the
council room compares favorably
with-the Dean's Conference Room
and even the Regents' meeting
A visitors' gallery adjoining the
council room can be closed off by
sliding partition. SGC members
also have an ante room for coats
and private entrance and exit.
SGC's super-secretary, Ruth
Callahan of the dean of men's of-
fice, had her own trapezoidal
desk near the c o un cil table
Wednesday as did The Daily.
Council members were affected.
(The "real wood" remark, re-
peated several times, referred to

learned that the interviewing and
nominating board for the vacant
seat on SGC -- filled Wednesday
by Ron Shorr -- had not agreed
on a nomination.
Of the five-man board original-
ly appointed by the council, only
three persons had served and a
fourth was named to the board
by SGC's executive council.
This action of the executive
council was questioned, and SGC
went into executive session to
settle this and to determine who
should fill the vacant seat.
Apparently the council worked
out its differences and finally
agreed on Shorr as a new member
of the council.
SOC's below-the-board action,
however, left many procedural
doubts in the minds of constitu-
ents and, particularly, council
MAYNARD Goldman has been
appointed to chair SEC's Student
Activities Committee, the new
group formed last week when the
council combined its Coordinat-
ing and Counseling, Campus Af-
fairs, and Student Representation
Mal Cumming '%nd Ron Shorr
were then named associate chair-

Public Relations Chairman Jan-
et Winklehaus is setting up a slate
of panelists for the presentation,
and the council is hoping for
greater student interest than was
shown the recent forum on aid to
intercollegiate athletics.
SGC failed Wednesday to name
the student representatives to the
newly appointed calendar com-
mittee, but it did decide to look
into what one of its subcommit-
tees is doing in the area of the
SGC may appoint "at least"
two students to the new commit-
tee, headed by Prof. John C. Kohl.
The twelve members of the com-
mittee will represent virtually all
areas of the University concerned
with the academic calendar.
President Joe Collins, Treasurer
Lew Engman, Scott Chrysler, and
administrative wing member Jim
Park-visited the Michigan State
campus Tuesday and looked into
the school's health insurance pro-
Chrysler tolds the council
Wednesday thatdMSU's program
is entirely student-run, open to
any student with a program of 12
or more hours, and costs $8.50 per

such a program here. The Univer-
sity is investigating the possibili-
"THERE will never be a solu-
tion to the Middle East problem
so long as we let the Arabs and
Jews negotiate it.
"We must make a decision and
give it to them and make them
accept it."
James T. Harris, of the Nation-
al Students' Association's Foreign
Student L e a d e r s h i p Program,
shared his views on foreign prob-
lems with an unusually attentive
SGC Wednesday.
Harris, who has traveled ex-
tensively in the Middle East, cited
the same need that has been
asked for again and again, "a
more genuine ' and real under-
standing of them and their prob-
lems." ,
Harris indicated that students
played an important role in such
an understanding. He said closer
relationships with international
students brought "greater under-
standing of American students
when they (international stu-
dents) come to make worldly de-
cisions in their own countries."
Ten students are now inthe
United States under the FSLP.
Tom Kano is crrently at the Uni-.

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