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04r f ir~tigan Bally
Sixty-Seventh Year

"See Any Other Of Us 'Modern Republicans' Around?"

"When Opinions Are Free
Truth Wi Prevail"

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
Which Direction
For Strategic Jordan?
UPPERMOST in the attention of world dip- power our way? Or will she unite with Syria
lomats is the latest sore spot in the ever- and Egypt on the other side?
turbulent Middle East - the governmental This decision is of prime importance to both
crisis in the strategic little nation of Jordan. sides. Should Jordan take the latter course,
Jordan is small, backward and impoverished, the tension in the area would almost certainly
with little on the surface to make its internal be heightened. Israel would be placed in an
affairs of any deep concern to the great world even more precarious position than presently.
powers. And when Israel feels that position has be-
The present delicate balance of power in come overly threatening, the slightest spark
the Mideast, however, makes the outcome of could set off a full-scale war in the area.
the current crisis in this materially insignifi- The course of action of the presently friend-
cant Arab kingdom crucially significant to ly Arab nations also hinges to some degree on
the entire world, and particularly to the two the fate of Jordan. A return to power of Na-
great antagonists, the United States and the bulsi or his cohorts would give a definite boost
Soviet Union. to Egypt's President Nasser, and may put the
Jordan is boxed in on four sides by four am- entire Arab world under his unholy influence.
bitious nations, each of which is ready and
waiting to march in and sieze what territory IN THAT EVENT, Western and particularly
it can. Three of these, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and American influence in the Middle East would
Israel are nominally pro-Western, but still ba- be nonexistent, and another huge chunk of
sically nationalistic. The fourth and most ag- the globe would be lost to the Western camp.
gressive, Syria, is decidedly inclined toward If, on the other hand, youthful King Hussein
Russia and openly in league with Egypt. wins out as he seems to be doing, and continues
his present policies, there is hope that the sta-
THE STRUGGLE in Jordan is between op- tus quo, unsavory though it is, will be main-
posing political philosophies in the long tained, if not improved.
run, but more immediately over what role Jor- This seems the best we can hope for. It at
dan is to take in current world affairs. Will she least leaves us a basis for continuing the war
join Iraq, Arabia and Israel in a loosely pro- for peace.
Western policy and thus swing the balance of -EDWARD GERULDSEN
A New Club and Old Fear
ONE OF THE healthiest and most interesting ing over the campus. Prof. Kenneth Boulding
of the myriad student groups at the Uni- told the club Tuesday that it is the people who
versity is the newly-formed Political Issues cling doggedly to their beliefs in the face of
Club. Recognized in December, the club has put opposition that preserve liberty.
on two excellent programs so far this semes- Perhaps the Political Issues Club is such a
ter and there is promise of at least one more. group.
Both programs - discussions of the ef- -TAMMY MORRISON
fects of a militaristic society and the pro-
tection of the individual in a group-directed Wilson Fellowship
society - have been, for the University, well- r
attended. Moreover, they have been attended Hel Fill Teacher Gap
by people who ask questions and argue among P
themselves, something that has become all
too rare in the current student generation. IN THESE TIMES, when a shortage of college
Strangely enough, although the group's teachers looms as a serious threat to the
avowed purpose is to interest students in poli- quality of higher education in America, Wood-
tical affairs and issues on a non-partisan ba- row Wilson fellowships assume a tremendous
sis, it has met with opposition or at least dis- importance.
trust when it tried to obtain speakers. Faculty Established to encourage students in prac-
members, on being asked to speak, have sub- tically any field to continue their work and
jected the club president to intensive quizzing consider the teaching profession, the program
on his political beliefs and affiliations and will aid 302 men and women next year.
made careful inquiry into the nature of the The recent Ford grant of 25 million dollars
group, to extend and develop the program is a positive
It would seem that post-Nickerson-Davis hy- step towards reducing the threat posed by the
steria has permeated the faculty, possibly the prospect of spiralling enrollments.
one campus segment which should be expected The seven University students who were
to assume leadership in interesting our all-too- awarded these grants deserve congratulations
uninformed generation in political affairs. and commendation. It is heartening to note
that they come from the humanities and social
HOPE the Political Issues Club will con- sciences, two areas sorely hit by the faculty
tinue to aim at its admirable goal of stir- shortages.
ring up interest, despite the cloud of fear hang- -L. R. M.
No U.S. Policy on Jordan

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Militar Reserve:
A Delinquency Cure?
Associated Press Feature Writer
A MAN here who wears two hats feels he has a simple cure for the
nation's juvenile delinquency.
"It would be cut 75 per cent if every boy in America went through
military reserve training," said Alfred G. "Tubby" Tuckerman.
When he puts on one hat, Tuckerman, who started his business


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Behind The Sewage Scene

career as a clerk, is a partner
Manhattan management consult-
ant firm.
When he puts on his other hat,
Tuckerman, who began his mili-
tary career as a private, is the
two-star general who commands
the 77th Infantry Division. It is
one of 10 "ready reserve" divisions
in the United States equipped for
almost immediate combat duty in
the event of mobilization.
4' * *
WHY SHOULD a boy of 17 or 18
join the Army reserve? Wouldn't
it be better to wait and gamble on
the draft?
Tuckerman, who enlisted him-
self in 1918 and feels his own
business success springs largely
from the results of military train-
ing, says no.
He points out that, if drafted, a
youth has to serve a full two years
on active duty, plus four years in
the reserves. The same youth, if he
enlists in the reserve program, has
to spend only six months on active
duty, can work out the rest of his
obligation to Uncle Sam by spend-
ing one night a week at a reserve
training center and attending two-
week summer drills.
"It really does the kids good," he
said. "It often provides them a
career incentive at a period of life
when they are unsure of them-
selves and uncertain of their future
"They can elect their specialty,
and get a basic grounding in such
fields as administrative routine,
radio, electronics, radar, atomic
energy, or motor maintenance.
"They also learn other things
they don't pick up on the streets-
such things as discipline, respect
for property, law and order, pride
in themselves, and a devotion to
"A boy who learns these things
isn't likely to wind up a juvenile
UNLIKE many reserve officers,
Tuckerman doesn't soft-pedal the
military aspectsofareserve train-
ing. He feels that, even in the
event of atomic war, trained
ground troops will always be es-
sential. And he stresses the sur-
vival benefits that proper training
gives in combat.
"A trained man is five times as
likely to escape death or wounding
as an untrained man," he said.
On this point Maj. Gen. Tuck-

IN THE CURRENT scramble to
cut the budget, the House al-
most chopped off the annual $50,-
000,000 grant to American commu-
nities to keep waste and sewage
out of their drinking water. Be-
hind the close vote is an untold
story of industrial lobbying and
pressure direct from the White
Opposition to the grant came
from the powerful chemical, pulp
and paper manufacturers which
dump their factory waste into the
nation's streams. Federal aid to
clean up municipal pollution, they
feared, would eventually focus at-
tention on industrial pollution.
As a result, these firms launched
a. virtual let-them-drink-sewage
campaign that reached all the way
into the White House.
No less than Assistant to the
President Sherman Adams pulled
strings to kill the anti-sewage ap-
propriation. Adams used to be
manager of the Parker =Young Co.,
now the Franconia Paper Co., one
of New England's important pulp
and paper producers. He is also a
life director of the Northeast Lum-
ber Manufacturers Association, be-
fore which he spoke in Boston last
* * *
ADAMS worked through Repub-
lican leaders on Capitol Hill to
line up a majority of Republicans
against the $50,000,000 matching
funds whicn the Federal Govern-
ment would extend to cities to help
them build sewage-disposal plants.
It's interesting to note that during
the 1956 campaign, Republican

literature took credit for this 50,-
000,000-a-year program "to purify
streams and other water sources
which o t h e r w i s e," they said,
"might endanger the health of the
Actually, the program was au-
thored by Minnesota's Congress-
man John Blatnik, a Democrat,
though many Republicans voted
for it. Thanks to White House
pressure, however, a large majority
of Republicans went back on their
campaign boast and voted in fa-
vor of continued sewage cumping
in the nation's rivers.
The victorious amendment to kill
the appropriation, however, was
not introduced by Republicans but
by two Texas Democrats-O. Clark
Fisher of San Angelo and Omar
Burleson of Anson. Ironically, their
districts are collecting almost half
of the federal money allotted to
Texas right now to clean up drink-
ing water.
In Burleson's district, the Sweet-
water Sewage System was so anti-
quated and overloaded that raw
sewage seeped into a tributary of
the Brazos River. This supplies
drinking water for Abilene and
Dyess Air Force Base. In Sweet-
water, itself, the water is no longer
sweet but contaminated by the
town's own sewage.
*' * *
HOWEVER, this is now in the
process of being remedied, thanks
in part to funds voted for Texas
by the Federal Government.
Water is so scarce in Fisher's
district that his constituents want
to irrigate with the discharge from

the San Angelo sewage treatment
Of the $1,700,000 allotte to Tex-
as for sewage treatment this year,
Burleson's district is receiving
$500,000 and Fisher's will get
$266,200. However, their pollution
problems are on the way to being
solved by the program the two
Congressmen fought so hard to
sabotage in Washington.
These two Texans, fronting for
the GOP-Democratic "economy"
coalition, succeeded in defeating
sewage disposal on an unrecorded
or teller vote. This is a vote where-
by Congressmen merely file past a
teller, who records the number
voting but does not record the
Later, Speaker Sam Rayburn,
who has been doing more to pass
important items in the Eisenhow-
er budget than any Republican,
required a roll-call or recorded
vote. This time, Republicans did
not want to vote for sewage-pub-
licly. Enough switched over to the
Democrat-Eisenhower side to rein-
state the $50,000,000.
AS A PROTEST against the
"rubbish" that comes in the mail,
Congressman Glenn Cunningham
(R., Neb.) brought a box full of
typical "waste mail" to a meeting
of the House Post Office Commit-
After the meeting, Congressman
Bob Corbett (R., Pa.) started rum-
maging through the box. .;
"Hhhmmm," he mumbled. "Lot
of good stuff in here."
Then he nonchalantly pocketed
some sample pills and walked off.
(copyright 1957 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

in William E. Hill & Co., a top
erman can speak with considerable
authority. He commanded a regi-
ment in the Pacific in the last war,
won the Combat Infantryman's
Badge, the Aid Medal, the Bronze
Star with two clusters, and the
Silver Star for bravery.
This is his summary of the civil-
ian benefits of military training:
"It teaches you to analyze a
problem, organize a Aoluton, sell
that solution to other verbally, and
get it carried out.
"It also teaches you how to get
along with other people, the fine
art of human relations and"-here
General Tuckerman grinned -
"something you need to know in
business and warfare: when to
take proper evasive action."
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Urgent notice to all Hill Audtoriunt
ushers - Choral Union, Extra Series,
Lecture Series, and Burton Holmes Se-
ries. All ushers in the above men-
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Insanity as a criminal Defense - a
Report on Experimental Jury Trials
will be given by Visiting Prof. Fred
Strodtbeckvand Prof. Harry Kalven Jr.,
from the University of Chicago in
Aud. B, Angell Hall at 4:00 p.m. Thurs.,
April 18. Prof. Edward Devine, Ann Ar-
bor City Prosecutor, will preside. Co-
sponsored by Sociology Undergraduate
Student-Faculty Committee and by the
Law School.
Student Recital: Sara Scott, student
of piano with Marion Owen, in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for the
Master of Music degree at 8:30 p.m.
Thurs., April 18, in the Rackham As-
sembly Hall. Works by Mozart, Beetho-
ven, Schoenberg and Debussy. Open to
the general public.
Good Friday Concert: University of
Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Josef
Blatt, Conductor, assisted by members
of the University Choir and student
soloists June Law, soprano, Mary Matt-
field, alto, Jerry Langenkamp, tenor,
James Berg, bass,.and John Ze, bass-
baritone, will perform Beethoven's 9th
Symphony, and Wagner's Prelude to
Act I, and the Good Friday Spell from
"Parsifal" at 3:30 p.m. Fri., April 19,
in Hill Auditorium. Open to the gen.
eral public without charge.

Academic Notices
Applicants for the Integrated Pro-
gram in Liberal Arts and Law: Appli-
cation for admission to the Integrated
Program in Liberal Arts and Law must
be made before April 22 of the final
preprofessional year. Application may
be made now at 1220 Angell Hall.
..All students planning to meet the
Directed Teaching requirements for the
Secondary School Teaching Certificate
during the Fall Semester 1957, must ile
their applications in Room 3206, Uni-
versity High School before the end of
the.present semester.
Applied Mathematics Seminar Thura.,
April 18, 4:00 p.m., Room 246, W. Engi-
neering. Prof. John Carr will speak on
"Generalized Functional Round-off Er-
ror Analysis." Refreshments at 3:30 in
Room 274, W. Engineering.
Interdepartmental Seminar on Ap-
plied Meteorology: Engineering Thurs.,
April 18, 4 p.m., Room 307. West Engi-
neeringBldg. James J. B. Worth will
speak on "Air Conditioning as a Factor
in Attaining High Rates of Industrial
Production: Personnel Efficiency" -
Chairman: Prof. Floyd N. Calhoon.







to the


(Editor's Note: Letters to the Edi-
tor must be signed, in good taste, and
not more than 300 words inslength.
The Dauy reserves the right to edit
or withhold letters from publication.)
Ruts? . .
To the Editor:
TO THE MEN who dispose of
money for the continuing con-
struction of North Campus: before
you decide to overla, the north
campus "boulevards" with some-
thing smooth, perchance a pave-
ment, how many wheels must be
rutted out of alignment?
-Walter L. Meagher

Associated Press News Analyst
help Jordan against either Communist or
Israeli aggression without getting down to the
most likely dilemma in the Middle East.
At the time of the fighting last fall many
people In Washington were obsessed with the
idea that Israel had attacked Egypt instead of
Jordan only because France and Britain sought
an opening wedge to the Suez..
They thought Israel would turn on Jordan,
with British and French approval, as soon as
the Sinai campaign was cleaned up.
World reaction against the Anglo-French-
Israeli attack on Egypt- put the brake on any
further adventures at the time, if they actually
had been contemplated.
Now many observers believe Israel would
move promptly,,.at least to eliminate the /"Jor-
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dan Bulge" into her border, if Jordan collapses
and appears about to be absorbed into the
Nasser-Syrian bloc. Or if there is a Syrian-
Iraqi-Arabian race to fill any vacuum created
in Jordan.
the United States could or would do for Jor-
dan in that case would go much beyond what
she did for Egypt last fall.
Armed American assistance to Israel's ene-
mies is politically unthinkable, despite the
somewhat surprising Eisenhower reference to
the continued existence of the long-discounted
tripower guarantee of 1950 against aggression
in the Middle East.
Where the blanket of American policy is
shortest is where the dilemma is most likely to
develop. The biggest part of Jordan's popula-
tion consists of Palestinian Arabs whose coun-
try was divided by the world powers in order
to create Israel. They provide most of the pro-
Nasser feeling in Jordan,
If the pro-Egyptians call out the street mobs
and overthrow the Hussein element, Jordan
would take herself into the Nasser-Syrian bloc.
The likelihood of this depends upon the de-
gree of loyalty which the King can command
from the army. He seems to have it now, but
the skirmishes which have occurred do not
encourage too much optimism.
That the King is not as strong as he has
looked in the last few days is well-indicated by
the fact that he was forced to accept top Nas-
serites to get a new government.,
THE NASSERITES in both Jordan and Syria
cannot be called Communists, though they
certainly are not anti-Communists. Even Sy-
rian aggression against Jordan could not be se-
curely labeled as Communist aggression so that
the Eisenhower Doctrine would clearly apply.


Gory Murder, Policeman's Personality Described

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By Craig Rice
Simon & Schuster
CRAIG RICE'S celebrated law-
yer, John J. Malone, and his
two equally famous sidekicks,dJake
and Helene Justis, are back in
business in a typically unconven-
tional, if somewhat gory, murder
case. It's all about a beautiful dish
called Delora Dean who at a very
crucial. moment disappears. Craig
Rice's trio sets out to clear up
the mystery, but immediately sees
it get more and more complex.
You see, there are more than
one "Delora Deans"-at least part
of them, anyway. Then some of
these parts, surgically detached
from their owner, begin to circu-
late in the mails Well, at least you
see how it s going. This is Craig
Rice, here inimitable, though on
the basis of plot, not at her best.
*4' *
By The Gordons
kEFF BAKER, police lieutenant,
shad a good job and a loyal and
loving family to come home to
when be left that job each day.
Then came the murder of Janet
niakin a millin- tha +1-. n p-

down at the last moment as a re-
sult of an unfortunate resume-'
like denouement based, in turn, on
several disputable deductions.
* *' *
By Ben Benson
Morrow w
BEN BENSON, whose tales of
the Massachusetts State Po-
lice have rightfully earned him a
reputation as one of today's most
accomplished and consistently en-
tertaining detective fiction writ-
ers, combines his State Police dra-
ma with a drama of nature in his
very readable new novel, "The
Black Mirror." Trooper Peter
Bradford is assigned as an under-
cover "plainclothes" man in the
small Massachusetts resort town of
Belleview. The police are plan-
ning a purge of the corruption in
Belleview, and young Bradford's
job is to gather evidence against
the big racketeers.
In the process of doing this,
Bradford falls in love with the
daughter of one of the principal
suspects, and the drama of their
situation is highlightea by a dra-
matic flood which engulfs the town
and sets up the effective climax of
the story. Benson at his best,
mahihs +, i ss icih nmmann -

is a good and typical "English"
" detective novel of twenty-five
years back. I am, I must say,
generally unmoved by the "tradi-
tional" English detective tale - a
category into which "No Friendly
Drop" snagly fits.
An interesting feature of the
novel, however, is its lengthy dis-
cussion of the science of toxicolo-
gy. This was a fresh and intriguing
subject at the time the book was
written. However, at least one au-
thority on poisons has challenged
the effectiveness of the method
employed by the poisoner of the
beloved Lord Grayle.
* * * ,
by William Krasner
THIS is a fast-paced novel about
the problems detective Sam
Birge encounters in discovering the
truth behind the plunge of a
young, pretty, scantily clad girl
from the apartment where a stag
party was being held to the street
below. The young victim lingered
a few hours, then died.
And that was where Captain
Sam Birge, Homicide, stepped in.
His investigation is conducted
along believabe lines, and believ-
a - ahl onl no nn'a +, - rr

orful because the detective, Peter
Clancy and his "man," Wiggins,
refuse to be bound by convention.
The couple show some imagina-
tion and, in general, make for a
pleasant few hours of reading
about their efforts to clear up the
mysterious death of an old ac-
quaintance of Clancy, Cecil Jer-
All sorts of skullduggery is
turned up in the Jermayne house-
hold - including a case of meth-
odical arsenic poisoning -- and it
is the job of Clancy and Wiggins
to sift the evidence through for
the facts leading to the solution
of the case. This is all managed
in a light and entertaining fash-
ion, which reflects favorably one
school of the "modern English de-
tective novel."
by Christopher Monig
MONIG is a pseudonym for pro-
lific crimewriter Ken Cros-
sen who has an impressive list of
credits under his own name. "The
Burned Man" is a story of an in-
vestigation of a fire, and of the



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