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"We Now Take You To Cairo"

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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.

/ 'THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 1957


Student Senate Combination
Will Not Solve SGC Problems

COMBINATION of Women's Senate with a
proposed Union Senate is a far cry from the
answer to Student Government Council's major
problem-institutional sterility.
But investigation of the idea by the Council
can only improve members' understanding of
the body's responsibilities, and it might pro-
duce a partial solution to the old, old question
of constituent-representative communication.
SGC President Joe Collins, Treasurer Lew
Engman and Union President Roy Lave should
be proud of one of the freshest ideas in months.
Even though it won't work, the plan is a
thousand times preferable to other members'
sincere but woefully unproductive concern over
the conflicting demands of administration and
creative thinking.
N.PAPER, a "Student forum," encouraged by
authority to supplement the Council's agen-
da, looks fine. A representative group chosen
from all living units on campus would have
potential for fruitful discussion and debate that
can never be imagined by today's small "seven-
come-eleven" body.
This is the strongest point of the three-man
suggestion. Forebearers for doom ("Adoption of
Student Government Council in elections this
week would be the death blow to meaningful
student government at the University.") just
previous to the first SGC referendum seem to
have been right when they predicted that both
ends of the political spectrum would be chopped
Election of 11 people to represent 22,000 has

not proven successful. Minority opinion (and
we do not mean affiliate opinion) has been
excluded from the body by both a conservative,
stolid electorate and the dullish routine of
study committees, administrative committees
and executive committees.
When the dying spirit of originality has raised
its head to question or inquire, too often the
ex-officio members were the only cause. Some-
thing is internally wrong with student govern-
ment when heads of other campus organization
are the life blood of the tovernment. On SGC
it is the "student experts' who must "create"
issues and pose new problems for consideration
if anything new is to be done.
IT IS USELESS to look to a campus forum for
help. Practical expression of student opinion
will never come from a group summoned to-
gether to "discuss, to opinionate." The power
to resolve can never be as attractive as the
power to govern.
Four representative bodies now hold even
greater authority than that of recommendation,
and their presidents sit on and vote in the
Council. But there has still been no move by
IFC, IHC, Panhel or Assembly to participate as
represenjative groups in the work of their cam-
pus government.
If these highly respected, firmly established
spokesmen do not assume their logical roles as
constructive contributors, there is even less
reason to believe that anartificially contrived
student Senate will fill the vacuum.

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A Comic Carnival
THE FAIR AT SOROTCHINTZI was given a stylish and professional
delivery last night. This opera, left in fragment, of a vocal score by
Mussorgsky at his death, was orchestrated and dramatically reorganized
by Josef Blatt.
He has done a very tasteful job, scrupulously following what we think



A Hoe for 'M' Cagers

gratulations should go to the Michigan team
for one of its finest games Monday night against
Michigan State and for its best season record
(13-9) since 1949.
During the last five years at Michigan, Coach
Bill Perrigo's teams have won 48 games and lost
62. This year's 8-6 mark in the Big Ten Con-
ference, good enough for a fifth place tie, is his
More important than this recognition, how-
ever, is a hope.
]t is not the hope that Michigan basketball
teams will win more games in the coming sea-
sons.. It is, instead, the hope that winning
should continue to be secondary to another
factor--team unity to realize a potential. It is
hoped that the multiple factors that have
plagued Michigan squads in this sport have
now worked themselves out as the enthusiastic
victory over Michigan State might indicate.

With veteran personnel scheduled to return
next year, it is the hope that the player and
coach problems of teamwork, leadership, disci-
pline, and conditioning can be resolved even
THE OFF-COURT inconsistencies of attitudes
and training are probably best reflected in
the obviously extreme inconsistencies of Michi-
gan's on-court performances. The recent records
clearly go deeper than just the scores.
The responsibility lies with both the coaches
and the players. The aim is not to entertain or
please just by victories. A major part of such
a team sport as basketball should be to gain a
sense of personal and group accomplishment
whether it be in the loss; win, or spirit column.
Sports Editor

Census and City Finances

'THE state department deftly
censored it from the record re-
leased to the press, but Ambassa-
dor Aenry Byroade admitted to
Senators recently that he never
heard of one of America's best
friends in the Middle East, Prime
Minister Bourguiba of Tunisia.
Byroade was formerly Assistant
Secretary of State in charge of
Middle Eastern Affairs, then Am-
bassador to Egypt. He is ssipposed
to know everything about the
Middle East, and for that reason,
was flown from his new post in
South Africa to testify before the
Senate Foreign Relations-Armed
Services Committee on President
Eisenhower's Middle East Doctrine.
Sen. Hubert Humphrey. Minne-
sota Democrat, asked the question
about Prime Minister Bourguiba.
But Byroade didn't know who he
"You were Assistant Secretary
of State for Near Eastern, South
Asian, and African Affairs, were
you not?" asked Humphrey in-
"Yes sir," said Byroade.
"You mean to tell this com-
mittee you don't know of Prime
Minister Bourguiba?" snapped the
Byroade acknowledged that he
had not heard of Bourguiba,
"I cannot understand it." Hum-
phrey shook his head. "He is one
of the most prominent leaders and
one of this country's best friends
in the area that was under your
Byroade's amazing confession
was made behind closed doors.
Before the transcript was made
public, the State Department care-
fully censored this telltale admis-
sion out of the record.
* * *
WHEN IKE heard that John
Foster Dulles had delayed 10 days
without answering a letter from
Sen. Lyndon Johnson on Israeli
sanctions, he bawled Dulles out as
a Marine Corps Sergeant dresses
down a Parris Island recruit. That
was why Dulles so hastily sent a
reply by hand to Johnson and
leaked to the press the fact that

the letter was en route. Johnson in
turn was so irked at the delay he
went off to the Senate gym for a
rubdown, refused to receive the
Senator Neuberger of Oregon, in
his newsletter to constituents, told
how Ike ordered champagne bottles
kept under the table at the inaugu-
ration, then added: "Alfred E.
Smith was wet and unashamed.
Herbert Hoover was dry and proud
of it."
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer now has
on its board of directors Louis
Johnson, ex-Secretary of Defense;
John Sullivan, ex-Secretary of the
Navy; and Frank Pace, ex-Secre-
tary of the Army. Wonder if
they're making movies or going to
Dave Beck, now ducking a Sen-
ate subpoena in Europe, is sup-
posed to set an example to students
and educators in Washington
State. He's chairman of the trus-
tees of the University of Washing-
Ike's new Secretary of the Navy
is a trustee of the University of
Pennsylvania. As he was being
promoted, the ex-President of the
University of Pennsylvania was be-
ing demoted. Harold Stassen was
required to put his disarmament
activities under the jealous, some-
times bungling aegis of John Fos-
ter Dulles.
* * *
TRANSATLANTIC cables burn-
ed when this column announced
that Freddy Alger, fired as U.S.
Ambassador to Belgium, was sore
at Postmaster General Summer-
field for his retirement and was
coming back to upset Summer-
field's political hold on Michigan.
The truth is that Alger, a good
campaigner, came within a few
thousand votes of defeating popu-
lar Gov. "Soapy" Williams in 1952
and Summerfield, plus friends, was
worried that Freddy might run
against Homer Ferguson in the
GOP primary in 1954 and beat
him. To protect Ferguson it was
arranged to make Alger Ambassa-
dor to Belgium.

Irony was that Ferguson got beat
anyway by a Democrat. Big Pat
McNamara of Detroit took him to
the cleaners and has been one of
the most outspokeli members of
the Senate since,
Now that Ferguson is safely re-
tired for life to the Military Court
of Appeals, Freddy Alger has serv-
ed the purpose of his political exile
in Belgium and can come home--
even though he doesn't want to.
However, he's coming home with
blood in his eye at being ousted,
and it may well be that he'll run
against Pat McNamara in 1960.
* * *
TIHE NEW Chilean Ambassador
to the United States is Mariano
Puga, prominent lawyer and for-
mer deputy in the Chilean Con-
Back in 1941 when the Japanese
Air Force bombed the backbone
of the U.S. Pacific fleet to the
bottom of Pearl harbor and a good'
part of the world thought the
Axis was going to win, the U.S.A.
began looking around rather an-
xiously for allies. To rally Latin
American support a conference of
foreign ministers was called by
our good friend Brazil about three
weeks after Pearl Harbor.
All the Latin governments came
to our defense and signed a pact
pledging support, except two -
Argentina and Chile. In Chile a
manifesto was signed urging Chile
not to cut ties with Hitler and
Mussolini. Though Puga drew down
lush legal fees from various Amer-
ican firms, his name was at the
head of the list,
(Copyright 1957 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
Stock Market
NEW YORK OP)-The corporate
bond market closed higher on av-
erage in dull trading yesterday.
Investment quality issues inched
up while industrials slipped. Rails
and utilities were narrowly mixed.
U.S. government bonds declined
in light transactions over-the-

of as the Russian and specifically
for an occasional passage which is
suave and smooth in the Borodin-
manner, Mr. Blatt has succeeded
admirably in being colorful, let-
ting the rich folk themes and the
lively rhythmic life of the score
shine forth.
« « «
IN HIS DRAMATIC restructur-
ing of the libretto, too, Mr. Blatt
has been felicitous-though the
result is a musical comedy with
slap-stick passages, set in Russia.
It is altogether a very pleasing
affair, of a love sick couple, a
shrewish mother who intervenes,
her doltish husband and a gypsy
problem solver.
The second act, up to the mid-
dle, is especially exciting, with
rapid fire action on the stage. The
drinking song on the words that
sounded like "Roo-du-du, Roo-du-
du" climaxed it, much like an out-
burst of some jazz band jokesters
in the middle of a mad-cap ca-
Mary Mattfield as Chivria, the
shrew, and her clandestine lover,
Affanassij, sung by Irving Ennis,
were highly effective over their
supper of chicken pie an pancakes,
delivering the long, undulating
modal phrases of love with exem-
plary intonation and breath con-
The musical interplay between
the two (though brief) was handl-
ed with bravura, including the
humming by Mr. Ennis with pud-
ding in his mouth. Even Miss
Mattfield's occasional manner-
isms of an aging torch singer of
the steppes did not intrude.
The song about the red jacket
that followed all of these high
spirits dragged, and the sense of
the lyrics was impossible to fol-
low. Something should be done to
keep this not-so-short number
from breaking the dramatic ten-
The story ends happily, and the
comedy vein, is attractive. The
music, light-hearted in a folk
sets, stylized and plain, are not
unpleasant-though it tends to
make the crowd scenes over-
* * *
I WOULD SAY that Cavalleria
Rusticana served as curtain raiser,
except for the fact that it is hea-
vy going. This bit of verismo is, as
we all know, a sentimental melo-
drama of what was originally an
open-eyed, realistic anecdote, al-
most sublime, and certainly
breath taking, in its vulgar bru-
In the opera, Santuzza is made
less of an empty headed hoyden;
Turiddu less of a philandering
cad; and there is an enormous
amount of religious claptrap to act
as emotional stimulant.
All of this, combined with th
catchy but theatrical melodies
that Mascagni uses over and over
again, results in what can only
be called musical trash. It hits
hard, but it is all on the surface
The production, musically and
in stage direction was fair. Unfor-
tunately, inuthe English transla-
tion, the rough quality of the Si-
cilian is lost.
June Howe sang with much
temper, and when she did no
shout, produced warm lovely tones
phrased beautifully. The handling
of the crowd seemed awkward
they kept coming and going point-
lessly, and when the stage was
empty, the set and the music were
-A. Tsugawa

Mussorgsky orchestral style. Except

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General Notices
Martha Cook Building applications
for residence are due March 15. Those
who already have application blanks
are requested to bring them in imme-
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Choral Union Members are reminded
that they are to call for their courtesy
passes admitting to the Cleveland Or-
chestra concert, on Fri., March 8, be-
tween 9:00 and 11:30 a.m. 1:00 to 4:00
p.m. at the offices of the University
Musical society in Burton Tower. After
4:00 on Friday, no passes will be is-.
Senior Society announces its annual
scholarship competition M a r c h 2
through March 16. A $100 scholarship
is offered for any deserving indepen-
dent woman, second semester junior or
first semester senior, who shows evi-
denceof leadership and service In e-
tra-curricular activities, and financial
need, Applications may be obtained
from the Secretary in the Undergrad-
uate Office in the Michigan League.
These should be completed and re-
turned to the same office by March 16.
Applicants should sign up for an inter-
view when returning the applications.
Various Scholarships for study in the
Scandinavian countries have been an-
nounced by the American-Scandina-
vian Foundation. Applications should
be secured from the Foundation, 127
East 73rd Street, New York 21, N.Y.
Deadline for filing applications is Ap-
ril 1. Further information may be se-
cured from the Graduate School Office.
The Queen's University, Belfast, Ire-
land, again offers through a recipro-
cal arrangement with the University
of Michigan an exchange Scholarship
for a graduate from the University of
Michigan. The Scholarship will provide
fees, board and lodging for the next
academic year, but not travel. How-
ever, application for a Fulbright travel
grant may be made. Economics, Geog-
raphy, Mathematics, Medieval History,
Philosophy, Political Science, and Ro-
mance Languages are suggested as es-
pecially appropriate fields of study.
Further information is available at the
Office of the Graduate School, and ap-
plications should be filed with the
Graduate School before March 20.
The following student sponsored so-
cial events are approved for the com-
ing week-end. Social chairmen are re-
minded that requests for approval for
social events are due in the Office of
Student Affairs (2017 Student Activi-
ties Building) not later than 12:00 noon
on the Monday prior to the event.
March 8:
Alpha Phi, Angell House, Delta Theta
Phi, Jordan Hall-Reeves House, Kappa,
Kappa Gamma, Phi Delta Phi.
March 9 (1:00 closing)
Acacia, Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha Ep-
silon Pi, Alpha Tau Omega, Beta Theta
Pi, Chi Phi, Delta Chi, Delta Tau Del-
ta, Delta Theta Phi, Delta Upsilon,
Evans Scholars, Gomberg, Jordan, Kap-
pa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, Lloyd
House, W. Q., Michigan House W. Q.,
Nu Sigma Nu, Phi Delta Phi, Phi Del-
ta Theta, Phi Kappa Sigma, Phi Rho
Sigma, Phi Sigma Kappa, Phi Upsilon,
Scott House, Sigma Nu and Sigma Chi,
Sigma Phi, Tan Kappa Epsilon, Taylor
House, Theta Chi, Theta Xi, Trigon,
Trigon, Van Tyne.
March 10:
Alice Lloyd, Phi Delta Phi,
Dr. Arnold Nash, University of North
Carolina, Department of History, will
lecture at 4:15 p.m.,;in Aud. A, Angell
Hall on "What Are the Campus Gods?"
Moslem Lecture. As part of the Cam-
pus Conference on Religion, Said Ram.
adan, secretary general of Moslem Con-
ference in Jerusalem, will speak on "Is-
lam: A Code of Life," at 7:30 p.m.,
Thurs., March 7, at Lane Hall.
Phi Sigma Lecture. "Research in
Tropical Forest Ethnology" by Dr. El-
man R. Service, Dept. of Anthropology,
Rackham Amphitheater, Thurs., March
7, 8:00 p.m. Public invited. Refresh-
Robert L. Rodor, manager, Mining
Properties Department, Manufacturing

Staff of the Ford Motor Company, wil
speak in the Rackham Amphitheater
Fri., March 8 at 4:15 p.m., the second
in a series on Use and Conservation of
Raw Materials in Our Economy. His
subject: "Industry's Needs and Search
for Raw Materials". Sponsored by the
Michigan Student Chapter of The Soil
Conservation Society of America and
the Conservation Department, School
of Natural Resources. Open to the pub-
Cavalleria Rusticana and The Fair
will be presented by the Department of
Speech and the School of Music at 8
p.m. tonight in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre. Tickets are on sale at the Ly-
dia Mendelssohn Box Office 10 a.m.-8
f7?m C


RUMORS of a change in national census
policy is being circulated. If the change is
effected it would mean that college students
attending universities would no longer be in-
cluded in the population count of the college
Significance of such a change is that for each
resident of a city, the state government returns
$17.44 in tax refunds. Bringing the subject
home, if the policy is changed Ann Arbor will
lose about half a million dollars every year,
money the city cannot afford to lose.
Mayor Brown notes that if this source of
revenue is lost it will be necessary to call for
help from the University.
The only other alternative would be to in-
crease real estate taxes. But they are already
unbearably high. City officials would naturally
be reluctant to resort to this.
THE QUESTION now is, how serious or in-
tense is the pressure on the Census Bureau

calling for a policy change? And, where does it
come from?
Mayor Brown, who has just returned from
Washington, cited interviews in which he
learned that the movement is not great as yet.
Nevertheless, pressure is building up. From
where? That isn't known. Further, what cities
would get a financial boon from the shift? It
would seem that the gain for cities without
large educational institutions would be little,
and even smaller in comparison to the loss of
a town with a University the size of Michigan.
At present, the issue is rather clouded. It
might be well for the University to find out how
serious the situation is and take steps to prevent
a change if necessary.
If the Census Bureau changes its policy the
city will be hard hit financially and this will
inevitably mean more municipal money from
the University's pocketbook.

Doctrine Approval Effective

Student Analyzes Anti-American Feelings

Associated Press News Analyst
CONGRESSIONAL approval of the Eisenhower
Doctorine comes just in time to take advan-
tage of a new psychological situation in the
Middle East.
Indeed, it can be argued that if it had been
faster it might not have been so effective.
The Middle Eastern crisis has been eased but
by no means ended. It is possible that the area's
concentration on day-to-day symptoms may
now be shifted to longer-range approaches.
The Israeli pullout is being accompanied by
Syria's decision to reopen the pipeline by which
Iraq oil reaches the Mediterranean.
W HEN THE DAMAGE has been repaired, this
supply, added to American oil now being
shipped, will just about balance Western Hu-
rope's loss through closure of the Suez Canal.
Indications from Cairo are that the canal
will soon be reopened.

new trade program with Indian Ocean and
Pacific Ocean ports.
It is hard to put your finger on such things,
but it seems reasonable to assume that at least
some Middle Eastern leaders have been fright-
ened into realization of the danger they have
run through prosecution of their own little
conflicts without regardfor the world situation.
They came awfully close to turning the area
into a cockpit for World War III which would
have ruined them.
ONE GREAT development from the crisis is
the new relationship of the United States
to the area.
American companies have always operated in
the Middle East on a strictly business rather
than a colonial basis. The United States gov-
ernment has acted as an honest and successful
broker during the crisis. Prior to that she was
little more than an onlooker.
The British had the United States blocked
ni iheir n. m to be the owittilsof

(Editor's note: This is the first
of a two-part series concerned
with Japanese anti-Americanism.
The author is studying at the Uni-
versity under the auspices of a
student leader exchange program.)
T IS MOST difficult to give an
adequate answer to the question
of "Anti-American Sentiments" in
Japan. An attempt to explain the
nature and extent of these neither
outspoken nor obvious feelings
hardly allows generalization. De-
spite the danger this complex
problem needs thorough examina-
To begin, some misconceptions
commonly held by Americans
should be cleared up,
First, the term 'Anti-American-
ism' is accurate enough for the
mnpn. itiic an p.,it4in _at

United State for emancipation of
oppressed people, introduction of
a democratic system, continuous
economic aid, and so forth,?" is
often asked.
Certainly, yes! The n e x t
question may be, "You don't like
to see American soldiers walking
hand in hand with doubtful
ladies, I suppose?" No one can
deny that it is unpleasant from a
moral and educational point of
view, particularly after the occu-
pation ended. This probably does
not constitute the major factor,
however. It is more or less an in-
evitable phenomenon with the
presence of young soldiers, and
this situation can be improved.
Third, it is true that Communist
propaganda shares some respon-
sibility for arousing this undesir-
able feeling among certain seg-

Secondly, what do they criticize
about the United States; the
Government, the soldiers o r
people or culture? To probe these
points deeper, a historical, politi-
cal and psychological approach is
necessary. The whole problem
seems to be centered around the
rearmament issue.
Clues to analyzing these ques-
tions are:
The sentiments as whole are
not directed toward any individual
American, whether soldier or
Then, nearly two-thirds o f
Japanese voters are Liberal-Demo-
crats, the conservative party in
power. That party is known as
pro-Western and advocates na-
tional rearmament. There is little
possibility of the Socialists, the
opposition, gaining the power in

almost no chance to
* * *

face the


extreme confusion, Japan found
herself in changing situations of
world power politics. In March,
1949, Gen. McArthur admonished
Japan to be "the Switzerland of
the Far East." The New Constitu-
tion even stipulates that Japan
will have no war potential.
The spirit of the New Constitu-
tion had come home to the hearts
of the Japanese with vivid mem-
ories of the bitter and painful ex-
periences of wartime, and had
pushed them into a firm determi-
nation never to get involved in
future warfare.
Then came the Korean War in
1950, followed by the conclusion of
the San Francisco Peace Treaty
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