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"Okay -Now Scram'"

c* 4r £iAr1igan Daily
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.
Calendar Committee Requires
Indication of University Opinion

THE UNIVERSITY has recognized a definite
problem and is taking the opportunity to
clear up the difficulties involved.
The academic calendar, object of numerous
gripes and criticisms in past months, will be
dissected and studied by a new student-f aculty-
administration committee that begins work to-
The committee chairman has already indi-
cated the group's investigation of the calendar
will be a thorough and penetrating one. Recom-
mendations for change are to 'be expected.
BUT THE NEW Committee on the University
Calendar cannot suggest a calendar any
more favorable to the majority than the present
one unless those persons who are concerned
with the dates of the school year express their
concern now.
Complaints have been many-the session
after Christmas vacation is a useless two weeks;
Christmas vacation is too short for employ-
ment; classes should not start until two weeks
after Labor Day in September; there should
be a "dead period" between classes and final
exams; Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday classes

should be treated equally with Monday-Wednes-
day-Friday classes.
How valid, then, are these criticisms and
wants? Are they representative of the majority?
How can the calendar committee answer these
Thecommittee needs, obviously, an indication
of opinion-particularly student opinion-on
the calendar. The best way to achieve this is for
those persons who are concerned to present
their feelings.
STUDENT Government Council will hold an-
other of its forums today. This discussion
will cover the University calendar, will present
views of individual student, faculty and admin--
istration members, and will allow for contribu-
tions and questions from the floor.
All members of the new calendar committee
have been invited to the forum to acquaint
them with the initial problems of the calendar.
No better time could be presented for students
with calendar complaints to make themselves
heard and expect some action to be taken. The
attendance at today's forum will indicate the
seriousness of student opinion on the calendar.

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Boycott at Alcorn

Capitol Drinking Questioned

CLENNON KING, history professor at Missis-
sippi's Negro Alcorn A&M College was re-
portedly fired last weekend.
King had written several newspaper articles
criticizing the NAACP for "having done nothing
locally" for the Southern Negro, and pointing
out that the Negro, as well as the white, must
learn tolerance.
This in itself made little, news, but nearly 500
of the college's 561 students boycotted the
school in protest. Most of them were expelled
last week.
King's criticisms were generally valid. The
NAACP has appeared to be concentrating its
efforts in test cases and trouble spots, places
where it seemed the publicity would do them
the most good. But they have accomplished this
to the neglect of a concerted attempt to raise
the social and economic status of the Southern
Negro to a point where he might more easily
be accepted on equal terms by his white con-
King himself suggested that the NAACP was
responsible for agitating the boycott.
IF HIS REPORTS are true, it suggests that the
Negro organization and the small state-sup-
ported college are in unethical collusion-the
NAACP and the students for attempting to
silence a critic, and the college for bowing to
this pressure. The students, at least, and per-
haps the college administration and NAACP
seem to be letting racial self-consciousness get
out of hand.
Another question arising from the situation:
In times when educational facilities are at a
premium, one wonders if the students fully
realized the possible consequences of their boy-
Students financially hard-put to attend the
college haven't gained. Unless the State Col-
lege Board recants, allowing the students to
re-enter, the students' education has been set
back. And if a "blacklist" is effected among
Southern schools, their penalty could be worse.

IF THE NAACP was implicated in the boycott,
they have foolishly sacrificed the welfare of
500 students to accomplish an end, however
well-motivated the action was initiated.
The cause of desegregation and raising the
level of civil rights has not been advanced by
this attempt to silence a critic. Alcorn's stu-
dents, and the NAACP, if involved, made a mis-
take in resorting to unethical tactics to gain
a valid objective.
Middle of March
But a Glimpse of Spring
THERE WERE couples sitting on the steps
of Angell Hall yesterday, reflecting in the
warmth of an early Spring day. One professor
took his class outside and conducted a seminar
on the lawn near Natural Science Bldg.
The day was clear with only a slight chill
in the warm breeze. Couples strolling across the
Diag had a don't-give-a-damn-about-studies
look in their eyes. And one girl was wearing
It was the first day for sitting quietly on the
lawn in back of Haven-Mason and just thinking.
There are no leaves on the trees yet, they
haven't caught up, and only the bravest of
birds are back in town, but there was unmis-
takeably the feeling of Spring.
Best part of it, though, was that people were
taking it easy. Even the professors were gazing
out the long glass windows as they lectured.
Dogs were barking. People were strolling across
the fields of the Arboretum, along the streets
of campus-town, across the paths of the Uni-
versity. They were talking, smiling, their lips
were smeared with ice-cream.
It's still the middle of March, and Ann Arbor
weather being what it is, we probably haven't
seen the last of Winter. But even if yesterday
was only a glimpse of Spring, and not Spring
itself, it was a wonderful day.

TWO PLUSH cocktail parties in
the Senate Office Building have
raised ,the question of drinking in
government buildings-a question
which has been debated pro and
con ever since Daniel Webster used
to appear inebriated on the Senate
The question happens to be a
bipartisan one, since both Presi-
dent Eisenhower and Adlai Steven-
son attended the cocktail parties
in question-one for ex-Chairman
Len Fall, Republican, last week;
the other for new Sen. Joseph
Clark, Democrat of Philadelphia
There was a time when the
Methodist Board of Temperance
and Social Service, of which the
late Bishop James cannon was the
crusading chairman, kept an eagle
eye on Capitol Hill drinking. As a
partial result, the Senate does not
permit even beer to be served in its
dining room. The House does per-
mit beer, but nothing stronger.
In other government buildings
there arerregulations against the
serving of liquor, though around
Christmastirhe officials diligently
look the other way.
* * '*
BUT ON Capitol Hill, which has
its own police, the Solons have
made their own rules. They date
back to 1837 when Congress voted
to banish the official bar from the

A Return to the Law
Of the Fang and Claw?
Associated Press News Analyst
IF THE United Nations Emergency Force proves incapable of preserving
order in the Gaza Strip the world will face the prospect of a return
to the law of the fang and claw.
It is almost incredibly important that this first shaky experiment


Halls of Congress, chiefly because
Daniel Webster and Henry Clay
spent most of their time there.
About the time the official bar
was banished from the Capitol the
ring of saloons that surrounded
the capitol also was dried up, in-
cluding Pendleton's famous House
of Fortune. In those days there
was one saloon to every 90 people
in the city. But all bars were abol-
ished from around the Senate and
House and remained banished.
The first real dent in this taboo
on bars near the capitol building
came immediately after Eisen-
hower was elected. Some of the
most distinguished leaders of the
Republican Party set up the Capi-
tol Hill Club at that time, just
across the street from the House
of Representatives where a thirsty
Solon could slip across and get a
quick snifter.
The bar was located in the for-
mer home of ex-Congressman
Charley Dewey of Chicago, and
such GOP leaders as John Foster
Dulles, Clare Boothe Luce, ex-
Secretary of War Pat Hurley, and
Sen. Frank Carlson from the once
very dry state of Kansas, each
kicked in $500 to get the club
, *
THE GOP BAR aroused a furor
among Washington clergymen

partly because it was the first bar
near the Capitol since 1837, partly
because the GOPeers pulled wires
to get their place licensed. A license1
for a package store had just been
vetoed right next door to the GOP
club, despite . which Republican
leaders overruled all precedent and
wangled an "on-the-premises'-'
drinking license.
They even got the D.C. law
waived regarding the fingerprint-
ing of the license owners. The dis-
tinguished Republicans who ap-
plied for the license didn't want
to be fingerprinted, so the law was
Now, as a result of the two open
super-duper cocktail parties, one
Democratic and one Republican,
held in the Senate Office Building,
Washington drys and clergy are
up in arms. You're sure to hear a
lot more demand that the capitol
go back to the laws of 1837.
THE JOINT Chiefs of Staff have
warned Ike to expect a Chinese
Communist assault on Quemoy or
Matsu next month. Secret photos
show a steady buildup of the Red
University Students in East Ger-
many are so restive that the Com-
munists have formed armed "alert
squads" to patrol and police the
(Copyright 1957 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

in collective enforcement of peace
shall not fail,
Not merely because Israel is al-
most certain to retalate with full
force against continued violence
directed against her from the area,
resuming a war which no amount
of talk will be likely to stop this
But because it would mean the
failure of what is up to now the
one promising means or providing
a cooling off period for settlement
of violent disputes.
* * *
tian civil administration with UN
military occupation may, be the
best arrangement that can be
made now for this kettle of hate,
provided both agencies live up
to their responsibilities.
To maintain the precarious peace
the civil administration must not
return to its former encourage-
ment of raids across the Israeli
border, and the UN force must
stop them if they do occur.
The United Nations force is
hanging in midair. Its legal basis
under the UN Charter is by no
means clear. It represents a deci-
sion by the nations to do some-
thing which has never been tried.
Nations have acted in concert
before to repress or to encourage
a war among the smaller countries,
but never before under the aegis
of such an organization as the UN.
The power of the emergency
force was envisioned at the begin-
ning as primarily moral. But it has
had to shoot already, and it may
have to shoot again.
* * *
EVEN THE immoral attacks on
Egypt could not be pulled back
without leaving a serious impact
on the situation as a whole. If a
situation developed where the UN
force had to be pulled back, hope
would have to be pulled back, too.
The trouble is that the force is
in the Middle East by agreement
and not by imposition. If Egypt
demands that it get out, will it do
so? Hammarskjold has no authori-
ty to defy such a demand.
The General Assembly, which
could quickly reconvene, might not
authorize defiance if it involved
the possibility of the use of force
against a member.
Firmness at the front is now the
cnly weapon of the UNEF, while
negotiators at the rear attempt to
ward off a showdown.
by A. A. Fair, Morrow.
BY NOW just about everyone
knows that A. A. Fair is the
favorite pen name of no one less
than Erle Stanley Gardner, crea-
tor of the tremendousy popular
Perry Masn. Under the Fair
pseudonym, Gardner has turned
out more than a dozen mysteries
featuring the rather unique team
of Bertha Cool and Donald Lam.
To clear things up for good,
Gardner himself writes a Preface
to "Beware The Curves" in which
he makes the truth known. But
even more noteworthy than this
revelation is the two-hundred-
plus page detective novel that fol-
lows. Readers who are not yet
aware of Gardner's peculiar end
almost perverse grasp of reality
will become forcibly acquainted
with it in this novel.
In the course of getting their
client off in a murder trial t'by
having him convicted!) Bertha
and Donald manipulate society
and law in an astounding manner.

Seldom before has Gardenr dis-
played his special talent so bril-
liantly - even in the celebrated
Mason series!

(Continued from Page 3)
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B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics, Physics
or Chemistry for 1. Data reduction;
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lems. May include laboratory activity
as well as mathematical analysis. 3.
In solving analytical chemistry, prob-
lems. Women majoring in Liberal Arts
or Business Administration Interested
in the Cincinnati area for positions.
Thurs., March 21
The Kroger Company - See above.
The College Life Insurance Company
of America, Indianapolis, Ind. - Loca-
tion of work: Openings in most states.
Men with any dgeree for Sales and
Sales Management.
King-Seeley Corporation, Ann Arbor,
Mich. - Men with B.A. or B.S. in Lib-
eral Arts or Business Administration
for Accounting, Production control,
Standards, Plant Layout and Estimat-
McGraw-Hill Publishing Company,
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cago, Cleveland, Dallas, Detroit, Green-
ville, Houston, Los Angeles, Philadel-
phia, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Fran-
cisco, Tulsa and Washington. D.C. Men
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background helpful for Assistant Ed-
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6 months on-the-job training. As hn
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cation. You travel occasionally but are
usually based In New York in the Mc-
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ginal feature stories through inter-
views with men in operating and exec
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your magazine serves. You initiate sto-
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the complete story. You must become
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ber, you work with experienced bual-
ness and engineering editors and jour-
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pros. Opportunity for advancement de-
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on the job.
Fri., March 22
The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo,
Michigan. - Men with B.A., BS., In
Biological Sciences, Physiology and
Chemistry; Pre-Medical or Pre-Dental
for Pharmaceutical Sales. Detailing and
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selling to Doctors, Hospitals and Drug
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background of G.E. and to give you
an understanding of the problems en-
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Grand Rapids, Mich. - Location of
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of Michigan. Men with A.B. in any
field for Sales.
Additional information can be ob-
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the office or calling extension 3371, at
the University. Material is also avail-
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Appointments for these nterviews
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Getting a Middle-Aged Spread?

Dulles, Gilbert and Sullivan

SECRETARY OF STATE Dulles' repeated
statements on non-recognition of Communist
China are tiresome, Nowhere in the contem-
porary sphere of international affairs can less
imaginative and less positive thinking be found.
Mr. Dulles, attending the Canberra meeting
of the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization rep-
resentatives, reaffirmed United States intentions
Q''r itrurtgalt Data
Editorial Staff
Editorial Director City Editor
GAIL 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
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
WILLIAM PUSCH ..............Advertising Manager
CHARLES WILSON............ ... Finance Manager

of withholding diplomatic ties from the govern-
ment of Communist China.
United States attitudes on this question are
taking on a resemblance to Gilbert and Sullivan
comic opera.
"Will the United States recognize the Peiping
"No. Never.
"What? Not ever?
"Well, hardly ever."
IF THE SITUATION wasn't so serious and of
such importance to the national security, Mr.
Dulles' pronouncements could be amusing. But
his intransigence, his refusal to propose any
sort of solution to a problem staring America
right in the face is truly discouraging.
How long will the American government and
people conceal from itself that a hostile govern-
ment controls a vast potential powerfully coun-
try with whom we must have diplomatic rela-
tions if we are to continue functioning in a
world system of nation-states?
One of these days, and it may not be too far
off, the Secretary of State, be it Mr. Dulles or a
successor, will be forced to the point of mutter-
ing reluctantly "well, hardly ever."
At that time, the United States will have lost
a good portion of its prestige for not having
been the initiator of a move toward recognition,

Associated Press Writer
O YOU KNOW how to tell
whether you have "middle-aged
A woman always seems able to,
but a man can't-or else his vanity
won't let him.
If a friend tells him at lunch,
"Joe, you better cut down on the
cheesecake, you're getting middle-
aged spread," he simply doesn't
believe it.
At home that night Joe pulls in
his stomach until his face gets
purple, looks at himself in the
mirror, and says, "Not bad. That
guy at lunch must've been trying
to kid me."
But there is one thing that
doesn't kid anybody unless it's
made of rubber-and that's a tape
* * *
DOCTOR Thomas K. Cureton,
a director of the physical fitness'
research laboratory, has figured
out an easy way to detect middle-
aged spread.
This is it
Simply measure yourself around
the abdomen. Then measure your-
self around the chest while it is
expanded. If you belly girth is
larger, brother, you've got it -
middle-aged spread.
And Dr. Cureton, who also acts
as a health consultant for Cooper's
Inc., makers of men's knit under-
wear they want to keep middle-
aged men alive longer because dead
men don't buy underwear, warns

see how men and women above
40 years of age have been able to
improve their fitness by taking up
physical training," he adds.
* * *
BUT Dr. Cureton feels that the
ordinary social-recreational types
of casual exercise obtained in a
few casual games of bowling,
golf, volley ball, table tennis, or
shuffleboard won't do the trick.
Here are Dr. Cureton's sugges-
tions for getting rid of middle-aged
spread and restoring lost muscle
"Reduce starchy and fried foods
in the diet, and eat more fruits,
vegetables and protein foods.

"Breathe more deeply, try to
stay untensed, move parts of the
body frequently, even while sitting.
"Fifteen to 50 full knee bends
are excellent. As you breathe deep-
ly, draw the abdominal muscles in
toward the spine as far as you can
with each breath.
"Walk two miles each day with
a swinging stride . .. or swim 200
to 400 yards ... or cycle five to 10
In a month your middle-aged
spread should be gone. But if you
quit and your diet and cease exer-
cising, in another month that tire
around your tummy will be right
back again.


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by Martha Albrand,


MARTHA Albrand writes a rath-
er nice espionage tale. Albeit
it is somewhat less romantic and
entrancing than the Graham
Greene or Eric Ambler sort of
story, it has its special merits.
Miss Albrand's intrigue deals gen-
erally in human problems, in the
genteel emotions.
"The Linden Affair" is typical
of what she does well. Kenneth
Ward, outwardly a reporter for
the Munich News, secretly a se-
cret service agent, becomes in-
volved with the Linden family
under tragic circumstances.
Professor Linden's wife Tilly
and his daughter Lisa are about
to be united with him after his
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