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Sixty-Seventh Year

"When Opinions Are Free
Trutb 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.

Reuther Lays Smokescreen
In Lecture Here Tuesday'

WALTER REUTHER was extremely vague
in his speech here Tuesday. He spoke al-
most exclusively in generalities, and only rare-
ly had anything definite to say.
On one of those rare occasions, however,
he referred to the present inflation as "arti-
ficially-rigged", explaining that industry was
raising prices after wage hikes when there was
no need to do so. He mentioned a steel com-
pany raised prices three dollars per ton after
granting wage hikes the equivalent of one dol-
lar per ton.
If Reuther has any real evidence that this
sort of thing is going on, he is right in de-
manding a Congressional investigation. The
question is: does he have any evidence?
Labor is under fire at the moment, and per-
haps Reuther has decided the best defense
is a good offense, and acted accordingly. Cer-
tainly there has been little from other persons
about management having undue responsibility
for the present inflationary spiral.

Reuther's charge appears to be a smoke
screen to hide some of his own shady dealings
-such as the notorious Kohler boycott in Wis-
consin, where Reuther has attempted to liter-
ally break a company which refused to agree
to a union shop contract, and which stuck to
its guns.
ACTIVITIES such as this call for a congres-
sional investigation at least as much as a
nebulous charge of "artificially-rigged infla-
While there may be a need for an investi-
gation of the causes of inflation, there is a
far greater need, for the McClellan Commit-
tee to turn its attention from the Teamsters
to some of the other unions, and union leaders.
Walter Reuther should be one of the first per-
sons called, and he knows it.

"Look, Lady-You Don't See Me Worrying"
K. -
Stock Probe Involves Bridges

To The Editor
Letters to the Editor must be signed and limited to 300 words. The Daily
reserves the right to edit or withhold any letter.

Segregation-Our Consciences Owe

IT HAS BEEN hard to understand for we who
live above the Mason-Dixon line, why the
Southerners, who take their religion seriously,
can spurn the tenets of their Christian tradi-
tion when treating the Negro.
We often doubt how sincere this tradition
is and how sensitive is the Southern conscience,
in fact. When we Northern "moderates" argued
for a cautious approach to integration, we
held the South would do some soul-searching
and see the light in time. This position was
often labeled as visionary by the extremists, led
by elements of the NAACP. We think it not.
Events of late indicate the Southern conscience
is looking itself in the mirror and is depressed
by its ugliness.
At Birmingham, Alabama, yesterday the
Southern Presbyterian Church presented a
4,00-word indictment of all forms of racial
segregation. It defended the interracial Koin-
onia in Georgia, and warned churchgoers
against joining the Ku Klux Klan and White
Citizens' Councils.
The pronouncement contained some "dos"
as well as "don'ts". It called it "unthinkable"
a Christian should "lift no voice of protest
against those who appeal to prejudice and
spread fear."
Further, the document urged churchgoers to
"work in their communities for an honest and
durable adjustment" implementing the Su-
preme Court's school integration edict.
On integration within the churches, the pa-
per took a roundabout route to prick the South-
ern conscience: "Early in the history of the
Christian church the doors of the church were

opened to any person who believed in the Lord
Jesus Christ."
WITH one statement only in the document
do we disagree, one which seems to be ask-
ing for the reestablishment of theocracy in
this country: "In this nation where Christian-
ity and democracy are bywords . . " Well, we
hope Roger Williams buried theocracy finally.
However, the bulk of the Presbyterian message
is gratifying. Too often, it seems, this country
has gone to extremes to support the separation
thesis of church and state. Too often, the
churches have stood mute on what they called
"political" issues. Too often, the churches have
thought fallaciously that "political" issues had
no moral and thus religious, implications. The
business down in Birmingham is heartening in
this respect.
We hope organized religion in this country
(and even the religious guilds on this campus)
will be more outspoken in defining the moral
issues arising out of political problems. We also
think this approach has its limitations - that
these groups stay out of Senate cloakrooms and
refrain from partisan involvement.
In our Judeo-Christian society, perhaps more
than any other, it is most difficult for man to
live with his own conscience. Within our
psyche we are weighed with the responsibility
to an eternal authority, and from that a re-
sponsibility to our fellow men, and lastly, with
a responsibility to an eternally valid, secular
law (although the natural law school is on the
wane). Sometimes, like yesterday in Birming-
ham, it is fine we should be reminded of our

Fishbait * *
To the Editor:
MANY STUDENTS and faculty
members have noticed and
commented on the Chrysler Cor-
porpation advertisement displayed
recently in the Mason Hall Fish-
bowl. A Dodge V-8 engine and
accompanying bulky advertisement
paraphernalia are no doubt de-
signed to attract unwary fish to
this location, and once there, to1
sell them on the product. The dis-
play points up the safety features
of the Dodge "body frame" and its
300 h.p. engine.
Aside from the incongruity of
this bit of poor advertising, many
of us find any form of advertising
within a university a questionable,
if not objectionable practice.
We would like to know who hasI
the power to transplant a V-8
flower from a Hamtramck green-
house to Mason Hal. Have stu-
dents, faculty, University adminis-
tration personnel, Board of Re-
gents or the State Legislature ask-
ed or been asked by a private,
money-making corporation to set
up this "display"? The students
and faculty most probably have
not been in on such a deal.
They have neither sufficient in-
fluence to be consulted or power
to initiate such matters. One could
also assume that certain repre-
sentatives in the Board of Regents
and the State Legislature certainly
would never allow such a thing to
It is sufficiently irksome that
private enterprise should have to
pay so much of the education bill
of an American university and
hold so much potential control. It
is even more unfortunate that the
University should appear pur-
chased by private enterprise.
-Richard E. LeBlond
Instructor, Sociology Dept.
-John C. Legget, Grad.
-Tad Blalock
-Myra Levin, '58
-And 10 others
Tragedy . .
To the Editor:
IN ANSWER to David Newman's
reference to the tragedy of a
small audience at Richard III: I
agree upon the existence of a trag-
edy in Richard II, but specifically
the tragedy of why an audience
will not come to Fuch a perform-
ance. There is at least one justifi-
able basis explaining "why"
Shakespeare is not worth $1.50. I
cite Friday's performance to un-
derstand why future audiences
may be even smaller.
It was raining and parking was
inadequate, consequently, the
audience just began to arrive by
7:45 p.m. The curtain, being
somewhat prompt at Lydia Men-
delssohn. went up soon after 8 p.m.
Then began the true perform-
ance, but not on the stage. Instead,
late arrivers stole the scene by a
grand parade down the isles. A
permissive individual will tolerate
a five minute period of settling
down, but even the person who
protests tolerance must have found
a near 45-minute disturbance ex-
tremely upsetting. Coupled with
the inconsideration of being late,
these same individuals proved their
thoughtlessness by excessive talk-
It is too bad the price of $1.50
becomes exactly $1.50 more than
it is worth paying when latecomers
are granted permission to be seat-
ed. It is also too bad that the price
of this late seating is the inability
of several hundred seat holders to
hear the introduction and opening
The tragedy lies in permitting
latecomers the courtesy of being
seated at the expense of the audi-

(Ed. Note-while Drew Pear-
son is on a newsgathering trip
outside Washington, his associ-
ate, Jack Anderson, writes the
ENATE PROBE of the Northeast
Airlines stock scandal has un-
covered tracks pointing to Sen.
Styles Bridges office (R-N.H.), yet
the chief investigator now follow-
ing those tracks is Bridges' politi-
cal appointee.
He is able, amiable Don O'Don-
nell of Manchester, N.H., who was
brought to Washington by the man
he is now supposed to be investi-
gating. He has already let one key
figure in the investigation, whose
testimony might embarrass Brid-
ges, take off for South America on
the eve of the Senate hearings.
O'Donnell's job is to find who
leaked word prematurely last Aug-
ust that the Civil Aeronautics
Board had granted Northeast the
profitable New York-Miami Route.
The morning after the Secret CAB
vote, insiders made a killing in
Northeast stock.
Among those who rushed out to
buy stock before it jumped from
$9.15 to $12.50 a share were three
of Bridges' aides-Chester Wiggin,
Tom Shannon and Dick Eddy.
They made modest purchases
through the Paine, Weber, Jackson
and Curtis brokerage firm.
two other Bridges henchmen,
Lowell Mayberry of Boston and
Milt Shapiro of Concord, N.H., who
got a free ride on the stock market
the same morning. Shapiro report-
edly bought 500 shares early in the
morning while the price was still
rock bottom.

How Bridges' office got the ad-
vance tip hasn't been positively
proved. It may be significant, how-
ever, that another Bridges man
was present when the CAB reached
its secret decision. He is the CAB's
chief investigator, Jimmy Anton,
who formerly worked for Bridges
on Capitol Hill.
Though Anton's testimony is
considered important, O'Donnell
gave him permission to take a
two-week junket to South America
while the hearings are going on.
Anton was. careful to get O'Don-
nell's okay before leaving the coun-
Sources close to the investigation
charge that O'Donnell is trying to
swing the spotlight away from
Bridges and focus on others who
may also have had inside infor-
mation. For example, Larry Hen-
derson represented a New England
combine that was trying to buy
millionaire Floyd Odlum's control-
ling interest in Northeast. The
morning of the stock market leak,
Henderson made three long-dis-
tance calls to New England. One
who was called, Forrester Clark of
Boston, bought stock.
Robert Oliver, an attorney for
Delta Airlines, also made several
phone calls to Georgia. ,At least
six Atlanta, Ga., speculators cash-
ed in on Northeast stock, includ-
ing Georgia's GOP boss, Robert
O'Donnell denied to this column
that he was trying to protect any-
one. It will be interesting to see,
however, how deep he delves into
Bridges' office.
Note-Biggest benefactor from
the CAB decision, of course, was
Northeast's principal stockholder,
Floyd Odlum. The CAB staff
charged that he bought controlling

interest in Northeast in order to
milk the company. But the CAB
ignored the charge, then added to
Odlum's profits by awarding
Northeast the lush New York-
Miami run. Perhaps the CAB was
influenced by the fact that Odlum,
once a big Democratic contributor,
switched his purse to the Repub-
* * *
received terse word from the Mid-
dle East that Israel may attack
Egypt again this month. The Is-
raelis are alarmed over the Egyp-
tian military buld-up, particularly
the arrival of 150 MIG-17 fight-
ers with Russian pilots to fly them.
Israeli leaders have about decided
to hit again before they get hit,
warn intelligence reports . - -
Stern, aloof Adm. Arthur Radford,
the Joint Qhiefs' chairman, is furi-
ous at Secretary of State Dulles
for not consulting with him on
Middle East decisions. Radford
used to drop over to the State
Department often for private
luncheon conferences with Dulles.
But lately Dulles has been taking
up Middle East moves directly with
the President bypassing both the
Defense Department and National
Security Council .. . The Navy has
confirmed to Congressmen this
column's report that Soviet subs
are lying off the Florida coast,
spying on our guided-missile tests
... Ambassador to Nicaragua Tom
Whelan, sometimes criticized for
not using the striped-pants ap-
proach has survived the diplo-
matic shake-up. He persuaded
Texas oil millionaire Clint Murchi-
son to invest in Nicaragua (every-
thing from an insecticide plant to
a plush hotel).
(Copyright 1957 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

ence and the performers, both of
whom are innocent of similar rude-
ness. Unfortunately, the perform-
ances suffer as a result of such un-
responsive audiences. It is certainly
questionable that actors' should
expend effort to deliver exception-
al performances when the audience
is frustrated in appreciating their
The entire are surrounding the
doors can be considered blighted-
blighted by an inconsiderate
management which professes con-
sideration for ticket holders .
consideration to the man who
comes late, not to the man who has
arrived on time.
-Ann Rothman, '58
-Tian Noonan,'57Ed
Understandable .. .
To the Editor:
J WAS pleased to find that Mr.
Einhorn realizes that if in the
American public there are "few
people . .. that appreciate ballet
and a like number that under-
stand it," the television networks
should therefore serve a more
palatable diet than the recent NBC
dish, a dance version of Cinderella:
namely, Jackie Gleason, Lucille
Ball, $64,000,000 Answer, et. al.
The logic of this position is bet-
ter understood when the situation
is analogized to other arts: if one
does not understand music, listen-
ing to it will not help; if one does
not appreciate painting, being ex-
posed to it will not change this.
Similarly, since Trendex shows the
American public's lack of appreci-
ation for and understanding of
ballet, let the networks stick to
broadcasting pie-throwing and Iso-
lation-boothing. That's under-
-Margaret Heizmann, '57
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Lectures ;
Werner E. Bachmann Memorial Lee.
ture. Prof. William S. Johnson, Depart-
ment of Chemistry, University of Wis-
consin, will give the Werner E. Bach-
mann Memorial Lecture at 4:15 p.m.
Thurs., May 2, in Room 1400, Chemis-
try Building on "Recent Advances in
Steroid Synthesis".
Research Seminar of Mental Health
Research Institute. Robert McArthur,
Yale University, will speak on "Some
Models of Animal Community Struc-
ture," May 2, 1:15-3:15 p.m., Children's
Psychiatric Hospital, Conference Room.
Potst,ntism Looks-at-Ruth kr,.





Arab Unity Showing Cracks

WASHINGTON'S hopes of reducing the pres-
tige of General Gamal Abdel Nasser in the
Middle East seem to have risen considerably
in the last few days. This is due to the appar-
ent weakening of the alliance between the
five major Arab powers, Jordan, Saudi Arabia,
Iraq, Egypt and Syria.
Despite assertions by Jordanian Foreign
Minister Samir Rafai that "the present state
of relations between Jordan and Egypt will
continue to be as before," reported actions by
King Hussein give different indications. Diplo-
matic sources report the Jordan ruler has re-
fused the invitation of Egyptian and Syrian
rulers to meet and talk over "their disagree-
Though it is difficult at this moment to fore-
tell the inevitable consequences of this tem-
porary refusal to communicate, current hap-
penings in the Eastern Mediterranean area
have shown an increase in the dissimilarity of
interests among the Arab nations. While Egypt
and Syria still adhere to a program of anti-
western "neutralism," Jordan, Saudi Arabia,
and Iraq are moving closer to the power orbit
of the United States.
A probable beneficiary of all this squabbling
is Israel. Virtually friendless and without al-
lies, the Jewish state may be able to gain a brief
respite while the Arab leaders bicker among

AS IT IS, the shaky Arab front is held to-
gether greatly by common enmity of Israel.
If the situation were to arise in which there
would be some reconciliataion of the disagree-
ments between the Arab states and Israel, we
might see the collapse of Moslem unity.
Then a new series of conflicts might arise
between the various Arab nations and sub-
blocs, somewhat reminiscent of the power dis-
putes of the pre-World War I Balkans.
Ordinarily, feuding of this nature between
despots might be of little concern to the rest
of the world. But at the present time, when all
current events are so highly interrelated, po-
litical unrest in any area must always be our
Further examination of the Middle East
crisis indicates unilateral actions, such as the
newly-formulated Eisenhower Doctrine, do not
necessarily provide an adequate answer to
problems, present or future. More effective use
should be made of the machinery of the United
Nations, if it is to develop as a real "peace-
saving" organizataion.
United Nations decrees and threats of sanc-
tions should not be limited to those situations,
such as the Sinai action of last fall, which lend
themselves to swift and apparently swift solu-


Soviet Threat to Germany Well Timed


Red China S.O.S.

By The Associated Press
THE SOVIET Union's new threat
to West Germany of atomic
devastation appears carefully
timed to poison the atmosphere of
this week's conference of the
NATO foreign ministers in Bonn.
With this move Moscow has in-
sured that the blazing controversy
among the Germans over atomic
armament will be at a fever pitch
during the conference
In this atmosphere, the minis-
ters meet here today through Sat-
urday for crucial decisions on the
future of the Atlantic Alliance, in-
cluding the question of arming the
German Bundeswehr army with
atomic weapons.
Even before the Soviet warning
that Germany could be turned into
"one big cemetery" through nu-
clear retaliation, Chancellor Kon-
rad Adenauer had been driven into
a tight political corner over the
atomic issue,
* * *
THE NATION'S leading nuclear
scientists, the powerful trade un-

should not be underestimated.
Adenauer's reaction to the Soviet
threat, like his earlier response
to the German scientists' warning,
showed his concern. His govern-
ment issued an angry blast at the
Soviet note even before the note
itself was released for publication.
For both Adenauer and the At-
lantic Alliance, the ban-the-A-
bomb campaign in Germany poses
grave problems.
The 81-year-old Chancellor faces
a hard election battle in Septem-
ger. Adenauer, who had expected
the nation's prosperity to clinch
his re-election to a third time, is
clearly on the defensive of the
atomic issue.
THE APPEAL of German nu-
clear scientists, including four
Nobel, prize winners, for West Ger-
many to renounce possession of
atomic weapons had a profound
impact on the public. Scientists are
revered by the Germans and what
they say is accepted as the ulti-
mate truth.

mass destruction. There are more
than 25 million members of Dibe-
lius' church in West Germany.
Opposition parties, scenting a
good political issue, have main-
tained a heavy drumfire of attacks

Associated Press Foreign News Analyst
COMMUNIST China has sent out an econom-
ic distress signal which may oblige the So-
viet Union to respond with a dramatic gesture
of help.
The China situation could dictate a new all-
out peace offensive designed to let the dust
settle until the Russians and Chinesse arrive at
a satisfactory solution.
This would call for a strategic temporary re-
treat on the more dangerous of the world's po-

sumer items in return for equipment they must
have for their program. Much of the consu-
mer goods export goes to the U.S.S.R.
The distress signal went out Tuesday. Pei-
ping admitted over-investment in heavy in-
dustry production brought economic compli-
cations. It raised food and consumer goods
prices to stem an inflationary spiral, fired its
commerce minister and replaced him with a
tougher man.
ONLY a few weeks ago the Russians and Chi-
nPno~ rrnnA ihe RI7C7Ar , ,mil, 1 AnV~r n-

on the plan to make Germany an
atomic power. To the leaders, it
would be sheer suicide to attempt
to fight off a Soviet attack with-
out atomic weapons so long as the
Russians possess them.

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