Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

February 26, 1957 - Image 4

Resource type:
Michigan Daily, 1957-02-26

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.


Iy ait dgn &titg
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.
Kngism, Not Ghandism
New Anti-Bigot Force
"Therefore I shall devote myself, mny time, any energy; ny talents, to the service of South
Africa. I shall no longer ask myself if this or that is expedient, but only if it is right. I shall do
this, not because I am noble or unselfish, but because life slips away,,and because I need for the
rest of my journey a star that will not play false to me, a compass that will not lie. I shall do
this, not because I am a negrophile and a hater of my own, but because I cannot find it in me to
do anything else. I am lost when I balance this against that, I am lost when I ask if this is safe,
I am lost when I ask if men, white nen or black inen, Englishmen or Afrih.aners, Gentiles or
Jews, will approve. Therefore I shall try to do what is right, and to speak what is true.
"I do this not because I am courageous and honest, but because it is the only way to end
thp rflict of 2nv deebest saul."

*My Death Has Certainly Been Full Of Ups And Powns"
- y-
dl V
~ ii
- s 1.
. '*5
v - U F F 1-
t I.. ll4 _ .--


'Oh, Men! Oh, Women!':
Oh, Psychoanalysis!
H, MEN! Oh, Women!" is one of those comedies which both spoofs
and probes the American Way, the American Way in this case
being the path to the psychoanalist's couch.
David Niven is an inhibited psychoanalist about to marry beauti-
ful, empty-headed Barbara Rush, whose apartment and psyche are
strewn with dolls.
One of his patients, Tony Randall, is the victim of a love affair

ae conj cul7' y ue c ovr
T LANE HALL, last week, Bob M
A the point that, while there ar
white people can work for racial
few have been motivated to do so
He first mentioned work on
such as the University's Huma
Board and second, pursuit of in
fore the 'law as the NAACP has b
preme court.
Lastly, he advocated non-vic
resistance to the segregationists,
in the- ascendancy.
Every time the phrase "passiv
is ;heard, the origin is attributed
Mahatma Ghandi. However, the
sistance we are now witnessing i
burg, South :Africa and the kin(
enced in Montgomery, Alabama,
Ghaidi's "satyagraha" as he pre
as Indians now practice it.
"SATYAGRAHA" in. its first st
of sit-down strikes, picketing, a
ment of taxes. Stage two, institu
were not achieved in stage one, i
cotts of schools, courts and gover
ministration. Concurrently, par
tions were constructed by the rev
"Satyagraha" thus went much
sive resistance. Non-payment of to
ernmental boycotts are acts of sed
surrection toward, existing institu
Ghandiism has been further p
strict adherence to passive, non-v
ance in Iiidia today. A. M. Rose
New York Times writes from the s
"But for India the question of resis

-the youn get Jarvis in Paton's "Cry, the Beloved Country"
arshall made ment has been given special meaning by th,,
e many ways burning streets of Bombay, by the ten thous-
integration, and Sikhs inviting arrest in the Punjab, by
. Bengalis rioting in Calcutta demanding terri-
committees tories from the neighboring State of Bihar, by
an Relations students fighting police in the City of
tegration be- Patna..."
efore the Su-
"KINGISM" that form of passive resistance
olent passive practiced by the Negro, Baptist, Rev. Mar-
a policy now tin Luther King Jr., involves no sedition or in-
surrection. It takes its roots not from Ghandi,
e resistance" but from the words of Christianity's founder.
to the late Rev. King expresses his pacifism this way:
passive re- "Christian love can bring brotherhood on earth.
in Johannes- There is an element of God in every man. No
d we experi- matter how low one sinks into racial bigotry,
differ from he can be redeemed. Non-violence is our test-
ached it and ing point. The strong man is the man who can
stand up for his rights and not hit back."
age consisted Rev. King, while the most publicized part of
his program is the application of economic
ted if results pressure, is also directing his attack at the
ncluded boy- sensitive New Testament soul of the South. A
rnmental ad- member of the white clergy in the South said
llel institu- of Rev. King, "He has been working on the
olutionists. guilt conscience of the South. If he can bring
ubeyond pas us to contrition, that is our hope."
ixes and gov-
ition and in- IMA T U R E, CONSTRAINED policies like
tions. "Kingism" it can be hoped, will present the
erverted from bigots of South Africa and the southern United
violgnt resist- States "northern too) with the conflict of deep-
mnthal of the est soul which Jarvis had to face and perhaps
ub-continent, they too will reach the same decision.
stance to gov- -JAMES ELSMAN

Mollet and European U

Aid Plan Leaves Core Untouched

THE BIG TEN Conference has not touched
upon many problems in its newly passed pro-
gram for aid to athletes. The system fficially
proposed last week bases financial assistance
on Economic need with an outside regulatory
agency determining the amount which can be
granted to the individual.
All Western Conference colleges are there-
by placed on a more equal basis in what they
are allowed to offer. This is a step in the right
direction. At the same time, this compromise
system is not the biggest step possible.
For example, what is to keep an athlete
from finding out his "value" in the Big Ten
and comparing it with some other conference
or institution? A great deal of the bartering
and competition between colleges at present is
not limited to within one conference. Only some
of the recruiting, therefore, will be curtailed by
this new system of aid based on economic need.
Secondly, what happens to the outstanding
athlete who does not need financial assistance?
Is he left out, or will there be some reward for

his talents alone, as in the case of the outstand-
ing musician?
At the same time, what does the new plan
offer that is different in attempting to solve
the overemphasis of football as compared to
other intercollegiate sports?,
WHERE, FINALLY, in this new plan, is there
any strong stand to combat under-the-
table aid from the still misguided alumni with
a gift for giving in secret to their favorite ath-
letes? Saying that an athlete will be ruled in-
eligible and that an institution will be repri-
manded is far less effective than some con-
crete policing action.
It is the hope of conference officials that
this new aid plan will act as a guide toward
further solving some of the moral complexities
of large-scale athletics. -The surface has been
scratched; the core is as yet untouched.
Daily Sports Editor

WHEN PREMIER Guy Mollet of
France sits down with Presi-
dent Eisenhower for the talks
which Secretary Dulles so long
postponed for fear of antagonizing
the Arabs, he will be setting two
near records.
Record No. 1-He will have con-
tinued in office longer than any
other postwar French Premier-if
he reaches the date of March 15,
as he undoubtedly will. He's al-
ready been in office 13 months-.
longer than any other postwar
Premier except Henri Queuille. .
Record No. 2-More important,
Mollet comes to Washington at a
time when France has no prob-
lems with,.Germany for the first
time in 100 years.
Three wars have started on the
continent of Europe because of
French-Germanur iva l r y -the
Franco-Prussian War, World War
1, and World War II.
* * * *
TODAY all questions between
France and Germany have been
settled, and the two men who gov-
ern them, Mollet and Chancellor
Adenauer, genuinely like each oth-
This leads to the tvo main points
Mollet will emphasize in his talks
with Eisenhower. They are:
1. A United Europe.
2. Eur-Africa.
For years, Mollet has been
preaching a United Europe. The
seeds of that idea were planted
when he was a small boy in Arras
near the Belgian border in World
War I and watched his town get
shot up, bombarded, beaten to a
pulp first by the German armies,
then by the Allied armies, then by
the Germans.
Later he became Mayor of Arras,
later Chairman of the European
Assembly at Strasbourg; also a
member of the European Coal and

Steel Community, which has laid
the foundation for European eco-
nomic unity.
Motllet has been a tough and
open critic of Dulles's Suez poli-
cies. But there is one thing he can
thank Dulles for. France and En-
gland have been so sore at the
United States, they have worked
harder at European unity. With
the American Alliance disrupted,
they realize the importance of get-
ting along among themselves.
Premier Mollet will outline to
Eisenhower his plans for putting
European cooperation to work in
Africa-a policy which he calls
* * *
RECENT FRENCH oil explora-
tion shows vast oil deposits in the
Sahara, enough to make Europe
independent of King Sa.'d and the
Near East. Mollet wants to develop
these in cooperation with Ger-
many, Belgium, Italy and Western
He also wants to make Africa
part of the European Economic
Community through French and
German capital, Italian labor,
American and German machinery,
French administrative know-how.
Note-the point Mollet will
probably argue most vigorously
with Eisenhower is that Nasser has
got to go. There can be no peace
in the Near East while Nasser con-
tinues to stir up the Moslem world.
Mollet will point out that the Cairo
radio is the only radio station
reaching all the Near East 24
hours a day in 32 languages and
dialects, constantly preaching dis-
trust of the West and friendship
with Russia.
* * *
THE MUCH-vaunted lease-pur-
chase building program is bogged
down much more than the public
has ever dreamed. "Lease-pur-

chase" is the plan to construct
government buildings with private
money, thm lease them to Uncle
Sam for 25 years, after which they
become government property.
The idea was concocted by bud-
get-balancers in order to prevent
the outlay of government funds
for capital expenses, and thereby
balance the budget.
However, here are the unpleas-
ant figures on what happened:
Since the.lease-purchase program
started in July 1954, 149 projects
have been approved at a cost of
$766,000,00. But only one has been
completed-a Post Office at Rock
Island, Ill.
Congressman Robert E. Jones of
Scottsbori, Ala., will expose all
this todasy or tomorrow. He will
also propose that the government
go back to the simple system used
for 170-odd years, of appropriat-
ing government money to build
post offices and other buildings.
Chief reason the lease-purchase
plan hasn't worked is because of
tight mponey. Banks and insurance
compandes aren't willing to put up
the moniey to private builders un-
less they get more than 5 per cent
interest, and a rate above 5 per
cent for government loans is con-
sidered, unreasonable. The Treas-
ury now pays around 3 per cent;
used to pay between 1 and 2 per
This is because taxes and inter-
est pgyments during the 2'-year
period. before the government in-
herits the buildings would have
doubled the cost.
Under the time-honored system
of ap propriating government mon-
ey fair government buildings, as
practced since the days of George
Washington, no taxes and no in-
terest are paid.
(Copwight 1957 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

with Miss Rush, a love affair
which sets the doctor to wonder-
Another patient, Ginger Rogers,
the unhappy unneeded wife of
actor Dan Dailey, tells the doctor
of her husband's run-in with the
lady in auestion.
NIVEN'S marriage-eve .ques-
tioning of Miss Rush on the small
matter of her past is interrupted,
first by Dailey, then by Randall.
Dailey arrives drunk, a home-
loving man genunely concerned
over his wife's unhappiness. Ran-
dall arrives by fire escape, intent
on winning back Miss Rush.
After mixups, fights and talking
things over, Niven loses his in-
hibitions and gets the girl, Miss
Rogers and Dailey go off to a bar
to see what they can do about
their marriage and only Randall
is out in the cold.
Acting is in every case excel-
lent. Niven is alternately polished
and apopletic, while Miss Rush
brings believability and a sense
of humor to what could have been
the usual wide-eyed ingenue role.
Dailey has abandoned his danc-
ing shoes for a fine comic talent
to which Miss Rogers is a perfect
foil. Transplanting the bombas-
tic, arm-waving Wes from televi-
sion's "Mr. Peepers" to the movies
gives Randall excellent results,
but there is danger that he may
become a type.
* * *
ALTHOUGH "Oh, Men! Oh,
Women!" is a genuinely funny
picture, it's not a particularly su-
perficial one. In twitting psycho-
analysis, emotional immaturity
and marriage it is never merely
satiric, but also constructive.
And its moral, like those of
Walt Disney, is sugar-coated
enough to be palatable to even
the most obtuse adults.
-Tammy Morrison
Curtis Saga
Here Again
THE STORY'S the same -only
the title has been changed to
"Mister Cory" to give Tony Curtis
another chance to push his way
through his familiar role of a
slums kid trying to make a place
for himself in the high class world
of snobbery.
This time Curtis hails from Chi-
cago's big, bad Sangamon Street
and, as usual, knows everything.
It isn't long before he's' crashed
society and made his reputation
as a gambler.
And, as any avid movie-goer
knows, wagering and women and
whisky aren't compatible for long,
and the outcome of a film headed
in that direction is inevitably one
of violence, heroism and blood.
Ah, but "Mister Cory" is an ex-
ception here. Yes, there's violence,
heroism and blood, but in such
small quantities they only serve to
make a pass at tradition.
* * *
INSTEAD, by the time the cast
has reached the end of "Mister
Cory" it's ready to laugh the whole
story off as a bad joke, and that's
what happens.bThe only unhappy
character by film's end is the big-
time gambler whose house the po-
lice are about to raid-but that's
what he gets for not being nice to
Mister Cory.
Curtis, in spite of the personal
training he's had for the role and
the number of times he's don it,
has a hard time shouldering the
whole picture, bare as those shoul-
ders may be.
Universal International thought
of this and put Martha Hyer in the
cast. As an actress she's sloppy,
but'the obviousresemblance to

Grace Kelly keeps male eyes on
her no matter what she does. Fe-
male eyes, of course, are on Cur-
tis, no matter what he does.
Then there's Charles Bickford,
who's awfully good at standing
around with a glass in his hand.
Brunette Kathryn Grant rests the
eyes strained from staring at
Grace Kelly's double.
* * *
IT ALL takes place at a wealthy
resort and in various gambling
casinos, and, naturally, on the
It's all been done before, per-
haps never with exactly the same
flavor, but the spirit is there.
That's the American spirit-no
matter who you are, no matter
where you come from, you, too,
can get ahead in the world if you
know it all and apply yourself
(whether you do it legally or not).
"Mister Cory" is a two-month
picture. That's 'l the time it takes
to forget you even saw it or heard

The Daily Official Bulletin is 'an
official publication for which the
Michigan Daily assumes no editorial
responsibility. Notices should be sent
in TYPEWRITTEN form to Room
3553 Administration Building, before
2 p.m. the day preceding publication.
Notices for Sunday Daily due at 2:00
p.m. Friday.
General Notices
Hopwood Awards: Petitions to the
Hopwood Committee must be in the
Hopwood Room (1006 Angeli Hall) by
March 1.
Late Permission: All women students
who attended the lecture on Tues.,
Feb. 19 had late permission until 10:35
p.m. Women students who attended the
concert on Thurs., Feb. 21 had late
permission until 11:15.
Women's Hours: Women students will
have 1:30 a.m. permission for the Slid
Rule Ball, Fri., March 1.
Mortarboard announces its annual
scholarship competition Feb. 27
through March 18. A $100 scholarship
is offered for any deserving junior wo-
man student, independent or affili-
ated, who shows evidence of scholasti
capability, financial need, and extra-
curricular participation.
Applications may be obtained from
the Secretary in the Undergrad Office
in the League. These should be com-
pleted and returned to the same of-
fice by March 18.
University Lectures. Auspices of the
Department of Fine Arts. By Prof. A.
D. Trendall, Australian National Uni-
versity, on Tues., Feb. 26, in Room 6,
Angell Hall - subject, "Comedyand
Vase Painting;" and on Wed., Feb. 27,
at 4:15 p.m. in Aud. B. Angel Hall-
subject. "The Classical Background to
Western Art."
sigma Xi announces a lecture by the
National Sigma Xi Lecturer, Dr. Rich-
ard J. Russell, professor of geography
and dean of the Graduate School,
Louisiana State University, on "In-
stability of Sea Level," Wed., Feb. 27,
8:00 p.m. Rackham Assembly Hall. Pub-
lic Invited. Refreshments.
American Chemical Society Lecture.
8:00 p.m., Feb. 26, Room 1300, Chemis-
try Building. Dr. T. S. Wheeler of Uni-
versity College, Dublin. will speak on
"Studies in the Chemistry of Flavo-
Film for Wed.. Feb. 27 will be "One
Nation Indivisible, Part I," starting
at 12:25 p.m. in the Audio-Visual Edu-
cation Center Auditorium, Room 4051,
Administration Building.
Academic Notices
Schools of Business Administration,
Education, Music, Natural Resources
and Public Health. Students who re-
ceived marks of I, X or 'no reports' at
the end of their last semester or sum-
mer session of attendance, will receive
a grade of "E in the course or courses,
unless this work s ma'de up. Students
wishing an extensien of time beyond
the date of March 1 in order to make
up this work, should file a petition,
addressed to the appropriate official
of their School, with Room 1513, Ad-
ministration Building, where it will be
Playwriting (English 150) class meet-
ing for Tues., Feb. 26 will be at 7:00
p.m. sharp (i.e., 6:55.) in 1429 Mason
Mathematics Colloquium. Tues., Feb.
19 at 4:10 p.m. in Room 3011. Angeli
Hall. Prof. Oscar Wesler will speak on
"Topology, Group Theory and Statis-
tics." Tea and coffee at 3:45 in Room
3212, Angell Hall.
Botany I Fall Semester Make-up Fi-
nal Examination Tues., evening, Feb.
26, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. in Room 2033,
Natural Science Building.
Zoology Seminar: Problems in Great

Lakes Resources. Marvin 'Fast, Eixecu.
tive Director, Great Lakes Commission.
"Great Lakes Resources and Problems
as Seen by the Commission". 7:30 p.m.,
Room 1053, Natural Science. Open to
Operations Research Seminar: Ren-
sis Likert,sdirector of the Institute for
Social Research, will lecture on "Op-
erations Research in Human Behavior"
on Wed., Feb. 27. Coffee Hour at 3:30
in Room 243, West Engineering Build-
ing and seminar in Room 229, West
Engineering at 4:00 p.m. All faculty
members are welcome.
Placement Notices
The following schools have listed va-
cancies on their teaching staffs with
the Bureau of Appointments for the
1957-58 school year. They will not be
in to interview at this time.
Alpena, Michigan - Secretarial Stu-
Battle Creek, Michigan (Pennfield
Schools) - Mentally and Physically
Handicapped; All Elementary; Junior
High English; Senior High English;
Science; Driver Education/Social Sci-
ence; Spanish minor.


SGC Deserves Full Evaluation

STUDENT Government Council deserves a
comprehensive evaluation,
Evidence at last week's meeting of the com-
mittee evaluating SGC indicates that lack of
time might mean a superficial report to the
Regents in April.
Despite valid personal considerations of
some committee members, evaluation of the
effectiveness of SGC during its two-year exis-
tence should be as comprehensive as possible,
not as comprehensive as time will allow.
Since most evaluation committee members
think a thorough, critical study of the Council
is advisable, a request for a temporary exten-
sion of the trial period would answer the com-
plaint of insufficient time.
There are valid grounds for not requesting
the Regents to formally approve SGC until
full consideration is given various opinions
of the Council, as to both the scope of its
powers and its internal organization.
Regents' acceptance of SGC and removal of
the trial status would make difficult future
changes in philosophy and implementation of
student government at the University. If the
Regents were to approvethe idea of SGC,
leaving it free to make future changes in or-
ganization, it still would be impossible for peo-
ple who disapproved of the scope of the Coun-
cil's authority to argue their position.
MUCH TIME and energy went into formula-
tion of the SGC plan before it entered its
first two years of existence, but it was impos-
sible to know how the idea would work until
actually implemented. Its acceptance was con-
tingent in many quarters upon a complete
e+.gbivofe ir Pn n .ci+tm u+rn-to Pin+4rnrn~aa

would turn out, they would not have approved
it on a tentative basis.
Now the Regents and other interested par-
ties have had a chance to see SGC in opera-
tion. It has been translated from a three-page
plan into actuality. And some people are dis-
While many believe the Council's present
powers are reasonable and should be spelled
out in order to make them clear, others be-
lieve its present authority should be contracted
and ,its powers limited.
From a structural standpoint, some think
larger membership would make for more ef-
fective operation of SGC. Other possible con-
siderations are different methods of electing
members and the exclusion of ex-officios from
the Council.
Whether criticisms center around the need
for a stronger Council - and we believe there
is need for strengthening of certain areas in
the present plan which is basically good-or
point up the advisability of limiting its pow-
ers, any evaluation which does not consider
these criticisms is a superficial one.
jOREOVER, if the Council is not given a
critical, comprehensive survey now, its fu-
ture effectiveness will be hindered. Criticisms
and dissatisfactions will not vanish, but will
continue to plague Council members until it
is shown that the Council is strong enough to
stand up under these criticisms, that there is
more justification for the philosophy and op-
eration of SGC than for the criticism.
If it is made apparent that the administra-
tion and the Council have teamed up to prove
the assumntion that SGC is effective rather,


A Visit to Soviet Siberia?

on~tonous Siberia .. .
To the Editor:
first I smiled to read about
your call for a flood of enraptured
students to swamp the administra-
tion with demands for an exchange
program with that citadel of high-
er learning and liberal thought
(including the Five year plans)
the University of Moscow.
I think that if you realistically
consider the matter, you will find
that the lack of such a program is
not due to the sinful laxity of the
University's administration, but
ratheris only a representative
demonstration of the law of supply
and demand in action.
The reason for the complete lack
of enthusiasm for such a program
comes to most by written example,
and to a skeptical few, like you, by
unfortunate experience.
I think what you have to learn
from Russia can be best demon-
strated by the fact that if, while
in Russia you write such a letter

Kissing Ban Saddening]
To the Editor:
IT WAS with genuine regret and
concern that I read the Daily
story regarding the possibility of
reducing kissing in Stockwell. The
news is one of the worst heard re-
all men of goodwill who are in-
cently and will undoubtedly shock
terested in developing friendlier
and closer relationship with mem-
bers of the opposite sex.
Kissing is an institution as old
as mankind itself. Our forefath-
ers have done it. We do it. And so
will our children, God willing.
To ban kissing is to deprive us
of what may truly be called an
'inalienable right." It is, indeed,
necessary for the pursuit of hap-
piness. Kissing, without doubt, is
one of our most cherished free-
doms and to ban it is to '.iolate
one of the most basic of human
Furthermore, in a community
like Ann Arbor, we have to con-

tween the many nationalities rep-
resesnted in this great university.
If kissing is banned, that would
be a sad day for all of us.
--ohammed Azhar All Khan
Grades and Dollars .. .
Ta the Editor:
INCE the Letters to the Editor
column is a repository for odd
ideas of crackpots, this sugges-
tion should not be out of place.
The University could solve its
financial and scholarship worries
simultaneously with the follow-
ing plan: Charge a basic tuition
of 300 dollars per semester. De-
duct from this 100 if grade point
aver 2.0, 150 if grade point over
2.3, 200 if gradepoint over 2.6, 250
if grade point over 3.0 and give a
free ride to people who pull 3.5
oar better.
. This plan would have the fol-
lowing advantages for the under-
graduates. 1. It would make tui-
tion scholarships a thing of the
past. 2. It would cut enrollment,


Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan