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Sixty-Seventh Year

"Hold It, Men. That Last -)ne Was Khrushchev Again"

Vben Opinions Are Free
Truth will. Prevail"

'Wee Geordie' Subtle
British Comedy
ANN ARBOR'S new theatre, the CAMPUS, opens its glass doors into
- a bland world, bereft of popcorn, gum balls, peppermint, and all
the other accessories which make film-watching unbearable, lined with
seats of queasy comfort, and lacking a balcony so that one need not
expect a rain of gum wrappers from the skies.
In these austere surroundings may be seen the film we Geordie

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University Lecture Course
Wastes Names

FOR THOSE who expected a penetrating
analysis of the Near Eastern situation from
me who is right on top of the situation, Ralph
Bunche's lecture Saturday night was a disap-
Because Bunche is directly involved in nego-
iations as a member of the United Nations
Emergency Force, it would have been diplo-
matically unwise to discuss personalities or even
nake predictions.
In response to a question about Nasser after
he lecture, Bunche told a reporter one of his
friends was negotiating with Nasser right now.
Do you think it-would be wise for me to say
anything, asked Bunche. And he's right, it
wvould not have been wise.
But the lecture still was disappointing. Bun-
the is one of the great men of our age. He
possesses great charm and warmth.
Instead of any kind of analysis, Bunche ex-
tolled the virtues of the United Nations and
bold of the interesting problems of equipping
and establishing an army made up of ten na-
He had a remarkably warm human insight
into the difficulties and problems. For instance,
there was the problem of finding wood in the
Sinai desert, for the wood-burning tent heaters.

E ALSO TOLD about the great co-operation
received from individuals and nations; about
the danger of mines along the Gaza strip, which
is probably the most heavily mined area in
the world, and the excitement this provides the
soldiers who really have little else to do.
This was all interesting and enjoyable. The
audience had several good chuckles.
But this serves to point up the problem of
the lecture course. Many programs go begging,
and people can't understand why students don't
take greater advantage of the series to which
so many great names are attached.
RALPH BUNCHE could draw a good crowd
because he is Ralph Bunche, and because
he's probably worth hearing no matter what
the circumstances.
But this does not hold for most of the other
lecturers who are also delightfully superficial
and have nothing to say on the issues of our
To overcome this difficulty in the future, we
should encourage speakers who can stimulate
and who can analyze from a superior vantage
point. It is a pity to let all those great names
go to waste.

(soft G). This is a British film of
about it, featuring Bill Travers
as Geordie, a mail-order hammer
thrower, and Alastair Sim as a
Scottish Laird.
Geordie is somewhat wee as a
child, but sends for lessons by one
Henry Samson, a bearded giant
who teaches by mail the lessons
of strength and clean living. Un-
der Samson's care, Travers de-
velops into a huge oaf of bound-
less energy, but good hearted, al-
though somewhat disappointing
to his girl friend whom he almost
never kisses even.
After a shaky start, Geordie
throws the hammer with great
enthusiasm and eventually wins
a place on the Olympic team and
sails for Australia, momentously
meeting Henry Samson, his idol,
at the docks.
Aboard ship, he is unsuccess-
fully pursued by a female Danish
shot-putter (w h a t e v e r that
means), but at the Olympics, aft-
er a jolly good hammer throw,
amidst the general tumult, wee
Geordie kisses this shot-put wo-
man in plain sight. This is duly
noted by the radio broadcaster, a
nosey fellow, and then Geordie
sails for home.
MEANWHILE back at the
castle, Alastair Sim, who has done
much to help this film in his mar-
velous way, is listening on the
wireless, along with the rest of
the, clan, and the news of Geor-
die's magnificent kiss is received
with general gloom.
All is eventually put well, how-
ever and Geordie retires from the
hammer throw to a life of game
and woman keeping.
The characteristic British light
comedy touch is everywhere, but
not overdone, so that the overall
effect is quite good and always
Shorts include a hilarious as-
sortment of scenes from early
Mack Sennett comedies, and an
insipid rendering of the recent
"Miss Universe" contest with pret-

good duality with a subtle humor
"HLEAVEN Knows, Mr. Allison,"
the movie at the State this
week, is a typical example of the
insipid type of innocuous produc-
tion that Hollywood is currently
selling to the public as art. Com-
plete with technicolor and a big,
wide, screen, the film treats a hy-
pothetically interesting subject
with disappointing ineffectiveness
and no great measure of skill.
The story concerns a United
Stater Marine, the Mr. Allison of
the title, and a Roman Catholic
nun who are marooned together
on an island in the Southern Pa-
cific sometime during the Sec-
ond World War. Surviving, despite
the constant danger of Japanese
attack, they live together in a hid-
den cave in order to stay alive.
Naturally enough, Allison (Robert
Mitchum) the virile protector,
companion (Deborah Kerr) and
falls in love with his virtuous
the predictable complications
* * *

Canada Should Make Notes Public

CANADA ANNOUNCED Friday that the pub-
lished versions of the two suicide notes of
Herbert Norman, late Canadian ambassador to
Egypt, bore no relation to the originals.
The purported .content of the notes, made
public by the New York Daily News, showed
that Norman faced, or thought he faced, prob-
lems which he would not discuss with his family
or his best friend. If one assumes the News
version of the notes to be correct, it seems
unlikely the' Senate Internal subcommittee's
rehash of already given charges would have
affected Norman seriously enough to cause his
The easiest and quickest way for Canada to
quell the uproar this case has caused, and prove
she was right in blaming the United States,
would be to 'make public the content of Nor-
man's notes.
It is difficult to see why Canada has not
already done so.
F, IN REALITY, the suicide notes provided a
strong indication the subcommittee's charges

were responsible for Norman's death, Canada
would certainly not lose by proving her accu-
sations correct.
Canada could not logically refuse to make
public the notes for "security" reasons. The
subcommittee's charges are not new. The con-
tent of Norman's notes, if based on the sub-
committee's charges, should not then contain
any new and secret information.
On the other hand, the assumption could
very easily be made that Canada's refusal to
release the notes indicates the notes may con-
tain little or no substantiation of Canada's
charges, and that she may be trying to find the
easiest way out of what has become the most
unpleasant situation in years between two
friendly neighbors.
To take a big step toward restoring this
friendship, a step which would go further than
any other -in clearing up this whole affair
quickly, Canada should make public these notes
as soon as possible.

Turn Heat on McNamara

Snyder Shouldn't Ban Reporters.

HEIR Democratic colleagues
don't know it, but Republican
members of the Senate Rackets
Committee are trying to cook up
an investigation they hope will
embarrass the lone senator who
belongs 'to the AFL - Pat Mc-
Namara of Michigan, Democrat.
It's not supposed' to be known,
but three GOP members - Irving
Ives of New York, Barry Goldwa-
ter of Arizona, and Karl Mundt of
South Dakota -- held a secret
strategy huddle last week in Ives'
office. Also attending were Gold-
water's assistant, Dean Burch, and
Ives' son and assistant, George
* * *
THEY AGREED to urge Chair-
man John McClellan, Arkansas
Democrat, to investigate labor
racketeering in Michigan. To per-
suade him, they will offer evi-
dence that certain Detroit unions
have made a racket of selling
work permits to non-union mem-
What they don't plan to tell
McClellan is that Senator McNa-
mara's former union, Pipefitters
Local 636, is one of the alleged
violators. McNamara, a Democrat,
was president of the local until
he ran for the Senate in 1954.
By going into Michigan, the Re-
publicans hope to bring out vari-
ous charges that might embarass
McNamara, who is also a member
of the Senate Rackets Commit-
tee. He was mixed up in a union
building controversy, for example,
that could be revived. His local
defaulted on a $150,000 contract

to buy a building that the former
owner had purchased for only
$50,000 three years earlier. The
Pipefitters lost $62,500 on the deal
and nine union members are still
demanding an accounting.
One of the nine, Demler Math-
ews, is responsible for arousing
Republican interest in McNa-
mara's union. He wrote to Sen.
Charlie Potter, Michigan Republi-
can, summing up his grievances
against McNamara and the Pipe-
fittel s.
** *
POTTER is running for re-elec-
tion next year. As a Republican,
he faces a tough fight in a state
where Gov. Mennen "Soapy" Wil-
liams has built up a Democratic
organization which has consis-
tently defeated Republicans and
which has strong labor support.
Potter saw the obvious possibil-
ity of knocking a hole in Michigan
labor by airing Mathews' charges,
so arranged for his attorney to
meet with the GOP members of
McClellan's Rackets Committee.
Potter himself, did not attend the
At the meeting, Sen. Ives
pointed out that it is against the
Senate's unwritten rules to inves-
tigate a fellow Senator. It was
agreed, therefore, to request a
broad investigation into labor
racketeering in Michigan. The
charges against McNamara would
then come out in the course of
the investigation, Ives' son,
George, suggested.
The Republicans agreed to go
to Chairman McClellan with the

charges about the work-permit
racket. Some unions allegedly are
charging five dollars a month for
work permits. The permits must
be purchased in cash, and the
worker must surrender his receipt
each month to get another permit.
This investigation, the GOP
trio hopes, will lead to the Pipe-
fitters, their colleague, Sen. Mc-
Namara, and the end of Gov. Wil-
liams' Democratic power in Michi-
* * *
AN ORGANIZED letter-writing
campaign by doctors against
the proposed federal school-con-
struction program, has finally
driven Rep. Lee Metcalf (D.,
Mont.) to exasperation.
Fed up with "canned" let-
ters, Metcalf got particularly sore
after repeatedly reading the doc-
tors' arguments about the alleged
unconstitutionality of the school
Metcalf, a former associate jus-
tice of the Montana Supreme
Court, wrote back to one:
"I appreciate the legal opinion
of a doctor that federal aid to
education is unconstitutional.
"My medical opinion as a law-
yer. a former assokiate justice of
the Supreme Court of Montana,
and a member of the House com-
mittee which has had this matter
up for four years, is that you
should take two aspirins for the
headache you are getting, worry-
ing about the constitutionality of
a 'program which predates our
(Copyright 1957 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

ASSISTANT Secretary of Defense Murray
Snyder revealed last week he felt newsmen
probably would be able to see the launching of
the first Earth's satellite during the coming
geophysical year.
It hardly seems conceivable the Defense De-
partment would consider banning reporters
from the launching of man's first venture into
space. If the satellite were a top secret weapon
it would be a different story, but the data
gathered from the satellite will be broadcast to
scientists all over the world, including Soviet
The Defense Department claims newsmen
would hamper the work of the operation by,
"looking over the shoulders" of the scientists
and technicians. The press has been present at
the testing of many rockets before and has
never been charged with the precipitation of a
premature firing. For that matter, the press
need not even be in a position where they
would have contact with anyone concerned with
the firing.

ADDITIONAL objections came from the Air
Force which said there were secret weapons
stored out in the open, in full view of anyone
on the grounds. From this are we to believe it
would be impossible to . drag tarpaulin over
these weapons and keep newsmen away from
But there is more at stake than just security
in this affair. The launching of this satellite
is one step in a world-wide project to learn
more about the structure of the earth-the
International Geophysical year. The purpose of
the geophysical year is not to learn how man
can destroy his fellow man, but to learn more
about the planet on which all men live.
It would certainly be worth the cost and
effort to see that newsmen be allowed to wit-
ness the launching, not just American news-
papermer but the press of communist, neutral
and democratic countries.
Secretary Snyder should not have said he is
"confident" newsmen would be allowed to see
the firing, he should have said, "I will do all in
my power to see that newsmen are there."

to the

Small Colleges Find Going Tough,

ty morons from
try from Mars

all over. The en-
was particularly
--David Kessel

Dulles Assures Satellites

Associated Press News Analyst
has virtually said the United States will
never make peace with an imperialist Russia.
Specifically, he assures Soviet satellite coun--"
tries the United States will not make "a political
settlement at their expense."
He says the United States wants "liberation"
of the captive countries, but will not incite
violent revolt, preferring an "evolution to free-
This is merely statement as a policy of an
attitude which has had factual existence for a
long 'time. Indeed, the policy had been made
clear by previous statements. No new posture
is involved.
It does, however, bring the United States to a
point where some definitions are needed. Lack
of them got President Eisenhower and Sec.
Dulles in trouble both at home and abroad dur-
ing the 1952 political campaign, when they
discussed liberation in generalities.
WHEN CHURCHILL and President Roosevelt
met Stalin at Yalta before the end of World

Churchill and President Roosevelt, however,
while recognizing Russian's special interests in
this area, which involved her security against
Germany, did not foresee the Iron Curtain
which Russia would erect, or that she would
rule rather than influence.
They thought the wartime alliance had
changed the Communist book of objectives,
which they hadn't studied too well anyway.
By permitting Stalin to be vague, they lost
The United States has already told Russia,
the satellites and the world that when she
says. she wants liberation, she does not,mean to
try to pull Eastern Europe into the Western
system of alliances.
SHE HAS indicated, though less clearly, that
they do not have to eschew national com-
munism so long as they are not puppets of
international communism. She is emphasizing
this by moving toward economic aid for Poland,
where Russia still holds some pretty strong
strings. She is acting very cautiously.
This Polish case will set the precedent. Small
heln where Russia has made small concessions,

Associated Press Staff Writer
AN AILING window shade
whirred like an angry rattle-
snake and crashed to the floor.
With the practiced air of a sea-
soned do-it-yourselfer, President
Royce S. Pitkin of Goddard Col-
lege mounted a chair, restored
the shade, dismounted and con-
tinued his commencement address.
The incident caused little stir
among the Plainfield, Vt., institu-
tion's handful of students and
fapulty. Things like that are al-
ways happening at Goddard --
and at 150 or so other respected
but small and out-at-pocket
American colleges where every-
one from the president on down
has to pitch in to hold the place
For years these colleges have
been trapped in a two-way plight
that has at once kept them poor
and prevented them from taking
a full part in meeting the surge of
youngsters who want a college
* * *
ON THE ONE hand, they have
found it difficult to get money
from the big corporations and
foundations because they lack ap-
proval of one of the six regional

dent, 53 of these colleges have
banded together to make a pitch
for a brighter place in the educa-
tional sun.
The pitch that the Council for
the Advancement of Small Col-
leges makes is this:
1. The flood tide of young
Americans seeking college educa-
tion is expected to double by 1970
-maybe triple. Places are going
to have to be found for these stu-
2. Here are 53 going concerns,
ready and willing to take on their
share of the load but not able to
do so because of their accredita-
tion and financial handicaps.
3.It would be much more eco-
nomical for the nation to help
these schools to upgrade them-
selves than it would be to expand
institutions already accredited, or
to build new colleges or junior
* * *
ALREADY the virtually night-
and-day efforts of President
Duane K. Hurley of Salem (W.
Va.) College, president of the
council, have produced some pro-
mising results.
The Ford-financed Fund for the
Advancement of Education has
contributed $71,000 for tests of
CASC cnllne e tudents in s hehw

council member, it is nonac-
credited. With the promise of U.S.
Steel money as a lever, it got an-
from church, industrial and alum-
ni groups and hopes to be ac-
other $250,000 in contributions
credited soon.
More recently U. S. Steel has
donated $100,000 to non-regional-
ly accredited liberal arts colleges,
all of it to go for expenses of the
council itself.
says Executive Secretary Alfred T.
Hill "we're in business to work
ourselves out of business as fast as
Hill estimates that out of the
150 or so non-accredited Ameri-
can colleges, about 75 in all would
be eligible for council membership.
Of the others, some are too spe-
cialized - strictly Bible colleges
perhaps, or music or art schools-
and others, like Ohio Northern,
seem on the verge of accreditation
Not all small colleges are non-
accredited, or financially hard up
-for that matter. Haverford (Pa.)
College, for instance, with some
450 students, has long been ac-
credited and is quite well-to-do to

(Editor's Note: Letters to the Edi-
tor mustbe signed, in good taste, and
not more than 300 words in length.
The Daily reserves the right to edit
or withhold letters from publication.)
No Escape . .
To the Editor:
rpi E DAILY, on April 21, pub-
lished two responses to recent
findings by University of Pennsyl-
vania Prof. Philip E. Jacobs which
indicate "colleges have no impact
on student values."
In my estimation, the ,views of
Allan S t ill w a g o n and Philip
Munck, the former in opposition
to, and the latter in agreement
with Prof. Jacobs' findings, both
bear merit.
I'd like to interpose some
thoughts of my own between the
two reactions already published.
First, let's get to the crux of
the issue. Thus far it appears
that no one and nothing can es-
cape indictment as a failing of
the institution we call education,
Each, in turn, has been, a whip-
ping post: teaching methods and
materials, the student, the in-'
structor. I would go one step fur-
ther and take to task American
"culture" as to the way it dic-
tates and controls the role and
content of education in American
Mr. Stillwagon is quick to de-
fend the University as an excep-
tion to Prof. Jacob's "relevant
findings concerning contemporary
student values." However, Mr.
Stillwagon's defense is weak if
he must look to the presence of
graduate and out-of-state stu-
dents as examples illustrating
students whose values have been
affected by higher education. This
is only a subjective assumption.
As Mr. Munck points out, "the
average student is all too eager
and willing to let someone else
think for him."
It may be well to credit gradu-
ate students and out-of-staters
with "the creation of an incredible
community of diversified inter-
ests." I wouldn't think we all have
the same interests even if we were
all undergraduates born and liv-
ing in the state of Michigan. But
what does Mr. Stillwagon's state-
ment say for the large numbers of
undergraduates at the University?
Is one to infer that undergradu-
ates are qualified only to guide

THIS situation alone ought to
be sufficient material for an in-
teresting film. Combined with the
surprisingly competent acting of
Mitchum and Miss Kerr, there is
no excuse for the overall dullness
of the final production. Appar-
ently, in their eagerness to avoid
offence, the directors succeeded
in avoiding interest as well.
An excessive number of minor
crises in the film destroys the ef-
fectiveness of any larger climax
and eventually tends to bore rath-
er than to excite. Every time a
dangerous situation arises, a more
dangerous one is inserted to solve
the problems created by the first.
This multiplicity of critical inci-
dents leaves the audience with no
single impact and no definitive
Fortunately for the accepted
codes of public morality, of course,
sex is almost ignored. The fact
that it is an existent problem,
however, makes its avoidance
more noticeable than more ordi-
nary and open treatment might.
Any conflict between the body
and the mind is admittedly a tick-
lish subject. Nevertheless, a bet-
ter organized movie might have
resolved this problem very com-
petently and decently with a
greater amount of interest and
-Jean Willoughby
The Daily official Bulletin is an
official publication of the University
of Michigan for which the Michi-
gan Daily assumes no editorial re--
sponsibility. Notices shpuld be sent
in TYPEWRITTEN form to Room
3553 Administration Building, be-
fore 2 p.m. the day preceding
publication. Notices for Sunday
Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
General Notices
Regents' Meeting: May 23, 24, and 25.
Communications for consideration at
this meeting must be in the President'
hands not later than May 14.
Choral "Union is hereby reminded
that the remainder of the rehearsals for
May Festival will be held in Hll Audi-
torium, as follows:
Tues., April 23, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Thurs., April 25, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Sun.,
April 28, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Mon., April
29, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Tues., April 30,
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.; Wed., May 1, 7:00 to
9:00 p.m.; Thurs., May 2, 2:15 to 4:15
p.m.; Fri., May 3, 11:00 to 12:00 a.m.;
Sat., May 4, 10:00 to 12:00 a.m.; Sun.,
May 5, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Women Students now on campus who
do not have a housing commitment for
the fail semester, 1957, may apply for
housing accommodations in residence
halls, league houses, and inter-coopera-
tive council houses at the Office of the
Dean of women, new student activities
building, on and after wed., April 24.
Attention all Seniors; order your
caps and gowns for June graduation at
Moe's Sport Shop on North University
as soon as possible.
The Henry Russel Lecture will be de-
livered by Louis I. Bredvold Professor
of English, Tues., April 23, at 4:15
p.m., in the Natural Science Audi-
torium on "Some Basic Issues of the
Eighteenth Century."
Professor G .B. Harrison of the De-
partment of English will lecture on
Shakespeare's "Richard III," 4 p.m.,
Aud. A, Angell Hall, Tues., April 23.







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