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A icdligalt Daiy
Sixty-Seventh Year

"When Opinions ieAM ?ro
Trth Will Frosn"W

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
Lec-ture Series wth hm
ITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT of "Asian Cul- quality, while other departments have one
tures and the Modern American" as the or two lectures a semester and even fail to
topic of this summer's University lecture series publicize those few.
comes the wondering why this sort of program University lectures, then, are diverse and too
must be restricted to the summer. few throughout the school year. Most of all,
The idea of having a central, unified, semes- they need, a theme or incentive to unify and
ter-long theme with which to tie together a encourage them.
long series of talks and programs is a good "Asian Cultures," or whatever other theme
one; it allows a greater concentration in, and might be chosen, need not be restricted to the
understanding of, a particular field of interest summer. Each semester should have a single,
rather than a number of scatteretd ones. - overall theme to encourage and expand Uni-
A student attempting to attend a majority of versity lectures.
the lectures in the series would be receiving
the benefit of a course-without the labor of EACH DEPARTMENT of the University, then,
reading and studying to prepare for recitations could schedule talks and programs relating
or examinations. to the single theme-and yet not exclude any
SUCH A CONCENTRATED program, however, other interesting lectures.
is limited to the summer-when attendance At the same time, the University could do
is low and many interested persons are unable away with its annual, expensive University
to be present. Lecture Series that has never anything more
During the spring and fall semesters, when to offer than big names and stale wind.
all 22,000 students are on campus, there is no The University could instead bring important
lecture program. Instead, all departments of. people here to talk on a subject of immediate
the University work individually, sponsoring interest to campus, a subject relevant to the
University lectures of importance primarily to semester theme.
their own people, The only notable exception to Students and faculty alike would have -a
this was this semester's lecture series on greater sense of accomplishment at the end
religion. of such a semester-a semester highlighted by
The results are often good; they are more a single theme as only the summer session is
often sporadic. The journalism department now.
keeps far ahead of the rest in number and -VERNON NAHRGANG
Higher Education Comm -1ittee

"It's Real Private Enter prise, He Takes Your
Money To The Bank All By Himself"
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9 t 4it
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To The Edito
To the Editor:
ON CHRISTMAS ISLAND in the Pacific Ocean, England, following
the traditional line of the other great powers, has detonated another
nasty hydrogen bomb. This explosion was probably meant to show the
world that England is still a great power.
Unfortunately, as the last two wars have shown so well, nationalism
can be a very dangerous thing.
According to the Council of the Atomic Scientist's Association in
England, cases of bone cancer and leukemia may increase in proportion

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Canadian Relations Hit Lowr

DEVELOPMENTS from Lansing during the
past week have been somewhat encouraging
for the University, but the major cause of
optimism stems from the University itself.
The Senate-approved operating appropria-
tion of $29,131,000, called "inadequate even
for the University's minimum needs," by Uni-
versity President Harlan Hatcher, was raised
over a million dollars by the House Ways
and Means Committee. University officials have
indicated the increase to $30,315,686 will permit
operations, and as the Legislature nears the
final hours of this year's session, it seems likely
the increase will receive final approval.
In view of the State's tight financial position,
any increase at all is encouraging, but should
also be thought provoking.
WHEN GOVERNOR Williams proposed his
budget requiring the State to go into the
red or levy new taxes, protests echoed through-
out the capitol- dome. Republican legislators,
determined to "hold the line" on new taxes,
immediately took out their shears to pare the
budget within the State's existing revenue.
Compounding the problem of filling growing
demands by state-supported institutions with
an insufficient supply of funds, has been the
shrinking of the state's anticipated revenue.
Income from sales tax, a prime carrier of the
state's financial load, is expected to fall short
of its projected level.
Several new taxes on cigarettes, beer and
wine have been proposed and may win legis-
lative approval, but corporate profits and per-
sonal income tax proposals have already re-
ceived the cold shoulder in this legislative ses-
TN THE MEANTIME, agencies supported by
the state have been clamoring for the money
they need to keep pace with the increased cost
of operating and to make provisions for future
growth and expansion.
The increased funds approved by the House
Ways and Means Committee show an encour-
aging legislative awareness of the urgency of
higher education's need.
It also indicates a breakthrough in the "hold
the line" policy and points to the need of
finding additional revenue. For often, the atti-
tude of the lawmakers, when approached for
additional funds, is "Sure, we'd like to give
you more money, but where are we going to
get it?"
Perhaps the second of last week's develop-
ments in Lansing can answer the question.

Last Monday night, members of the govern-
ing bodies of the University, Michigan State
University, Wayne State University and the
State Board of Education held a joint meeting
to discuss the problems common to state-sup-
ported schools.
FROM THE MEETING came a strong letter
to the Legislature, underlining the needs of
the institutions of higher education and calling
upon the Legislature to increase its appropri-
When the House Ways and Means Committee
reported its recommendations the next day,
increases totaling two-and-a-half million were
included. ,
But far more important than the possible
short range effect of the joint meeting was
another resolution establishing a committee to
study the needs of higher education and repre-
sent its position to the people and lawmakers
of Michigan.
4The creation of this committee generates
optimism for by the very nature of its support
from the elected governing boards, it has a
tremendous potential to strengthen the position
of education in this state.
But the real value of such a committee will
be in retaining a broad scope and a willingness
to explore all the areas which affect education.
ONE SUCH FIELD is taxation, which unfor-
tunately carries political overtones. But in a
state where two-thirds of the tax income is
automatically earmarked for specific purposes--
such as the gasoline tax for highways-only
the remaining portion of tax funds is controlled
by the Legislature.
When these funds are inadequate, institu-
tions supported by the state naturally become
vulnerable to the ups-and-downs of legislative
Because these funds are insufficient to meet
the needs and the State's present tax structure
is weak, a new financial plan for Michigan is
long overdue.
With the expansion of the State's school-age
population and the cloud of fears against new
taxes which might drive industries to other
states, the problems will be difficult.
But it's a problem that has to be faced, and
if the committee established by the State's
educational leaders will be effective, it should
be encouraged to enter the area of taxation.
Without courage to examine this field, the
demands for expansion of education cannot be
realistically met.

U.S. DIPLOMATS won't talk
about it publicly, but they fear
snubs from Washington have
plunged Canadian-American rela-
tions to an all-time low.
The release of derogatory infor-
mation that climaxed in the sui-
cide of Canada's Ambassador to
Egypt was only the last in a series
of incidents.
Long before this, Secretary of
State Dulles was irritating the Ca-
nadians. He called home the Amer.
ican cultural attache from Otta-
wa and abolished the post in order
to save a meager $8,000-a-year
Today the United States has no
information service in Canada of
any kind. A low-ranking clerk in
the Ottawa embassy is in charge
of United States public relations
for the entire nation. Top United
States diplomats, including Dulles,
are so busy flying to faraway places
that they never spend the $100
plane fare to pay a good-will visit
to neighboring Canada.
* * *
RESULT IS that Canadian
newspapers now bristle with criti-
cism of the United States. Some
Canadian politicians are cam-
paigning for election on a plat-
form of seeing who can hurl the
harshest accusations at the U.S.A.
Parliament just voted $200,000,-
000 to set up the Canada Council,
ostensibly "to encourage Canadian
arts, letters, and sciences," but ac-
tually to combat United States in-
fluence in Canada. Simultaneous-
ly, the Royal Commission on the
Canadian Economy recommended
a crackdown on United States in-
vestors in Canada.
While our diplomats kowtow to
Middle East potentates, the State
Department has completely ig-
nored good relations with next-
door Canada. Yet Americans have
more money invested in Canada
than any country in the world.

Canada is our best customer for
manufactured goods. The United
States also depends on Canada for
most of its nickel, newsprint, ura-
nium, and other strategic minerals.
Our main radar warning line, built
at a cost of billions, is strung across
northern Canada. The Canadian
North is our front line against the
Soviet Union if Russian bombers
ever attack this country.
Yet despite Canada's strategic
position, its economic importance,
and its exemplary friendship for
us, the State Department pays less
attention, to cultivating Canadian
relations than we do to almost any
other nation.
Note: One exception is New
York's Mayor Robert Wagner, who,
on his own, without the slightest
suggestion from the State Depart-
ment, is heading north on a good-
will trip this month. He is address-
ing the national convention of
Canada's Knights of Columbus in
Hamilton, Ont., today.
* * *
Leader Bill Knowland has sudden-
ly thrown his rather considerable
weight behind the scenes to cut
the right - to - work amendment
away from the beleaguered civil
rights bill.
The Californian has passed the
word to GOP members of the Sen-
ate Judiciary Committee to vote
out a civil rights bill without en-
cumbering amendments.
He specifically objected 'to the
right-to-work amendment, which
organized labor considers union-
busting legislation, and which was
introduced by Sen. John McClel-
lan, Arkansas Democrat, head of
the rackets probe.
S o m e Republican committee
members, like Indiana's Sen. Bill
Jenner and Maryland's Sen. John
Butler, favor right-to-work legis-
lation. Knowland urged them, how-
pver, to wait for a labor bill, not to

tack it on the civil rights bill.
His strategy, he explained, is to
get the committee to vote out the
best possible civil rights bill, be-
cause Southern filibuster tactics
will make it difficult to amend on
the Senate floor:
Insiders believe Knowland's ac-
tive support will force a Senate
vote on civil rights, but probably
not until next year. Senate Demo-
cratic Leader Lyndon Johnson has
already suggested privately that
the Senate will be too bogged down
with appropriations bills to take up
civil rights this year,
with GOP congressional leaders
just before his budget telecast, Ike
appeared irked by press reports
that he wasn't willing to "stand up
and fight" for his budget.
"I have no desire to get into a
brawl with the Congress," he said.
"I believe in constructive econo-
my. But I will resist any false
economy that endangers the na-
tional security."
House leader Joe Martin of Mas-
sachusetts predicted that the Pres-
ident's budgetary requests would
face no "serious problem, except
from Democrats."
"There will be some defections in
our own party, but the great ma-
jority of House Republicans will
vote to support you," Martin said.
'Nonetheless, Mr. President, you
will have to fight hard to overcome
the opposition in Congress."
"I'll do, everything I can," re-
sponded Eisenhower, "but I can-
not assume the responsibility for
any dangers to the national securi-
ty that result from foolhardy econ-
omy. I intend to make it plain to
the American people that if Con-
gress chooses to gamble with our
iefense by reckless economy, then
Congress must take the responsi-
(Copyright 1957 by Bell Syndicate Inc.)

to the amount of radiation in the
atmosphere. The committee, which
includes the famous Sir John
Cockcroft, is supposedly a reliable
one, interested merely in ascer-
taining the possible harmful ef-
fects of radiation on human beings.
Unfortunately, the committee's
findings are not yet confirmed, and
it may be a long time before
enough people will take heed of the
report. Of course, the United
States, Russia and England will
rashlycontinue to make more hy-
drogen bombs, test them, and hope
somehow with fingers crossed that
no harm will come to "this best of
all possible worlds."
It may tragically happen that
not too long from now, if hatred of
each other becomes more dominant
than the will to survive, this world
will be the worst of all possible
Perhaps, though, I am overly
pessimistic, since Prime Minister
Macmillan himself says with confi-
dence that the recent detonation
is harmless. However, this is 1957.
What will 1984 be like when the
radiation effects should be more
-Eugene Smith Rapi, '58
Evaluations * **
To the Editor:
IN REFERENCE to the Daily edi-
torial concerning faculty eval-
uation questionnaires, it is un-
doubtedly true that a certain
amount of student apathy exists
here, as it does in all phases of
University activity, but a good
deal of the fault in this case is on
the part of the faculty as well.
In several of 'my classes, and in
those of other students, the eval-
uation sheets were distributed
during class time and were not al-
lowed to be taken from the class.
In many cases, the class car-
ried on that day as usual, with no
time allotted to fill out the sheet
without ignoring the class work.
Since it could not be taken
home, it was impossible to fill out;
many were returned unmarked
for this reason.
Are the instructors reluctant to
allow time for the evaluation be-
cause they are afraid of it, or be-
cause they feel the results are not
worth the time spent?
-J. W. Wells, '57
Cowboys and Injuns .,.
To the Editor:
have to put up with these joy-
riding honorary actives and their
nightly escapades to tap new mem-
bers for their so-called honorary
I for one am getting sick and
tired of being wakened from a
sound sleep at 2 a.m. by a bunch
of characters who still like to play
cowboys and Indians.
Not only do they yell for all
they're worth, but they ring an in-
fernal bell tha'ts loud enough to
wake the whole city of Ann Arbor,
and throw bottles in the streets,
threatening flat tires for cars and
It certainly seems that if these
people have to have their socie-
ties, they could at least respect the
rights of others who don't give a
hang about their rowdy goings-on.
Can't something be done?
--Dave Heath, '60

The Daily Official Bulletin is in
official publication of the University
of Michigan for which the Michi-
gan Daily assumes no editorial re-
sponsibility. Notices should be sent
in TYPEWRITTEN form to Room
3519 Administration Building, be-
fore 2 p.m. the da preceding
publication. Notices for Sunday
Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
SUNDAY, MAY 19, 1957
General Notices
Activities must be calendared so as
totake placbefoe the seventh da
prior to the beginning of a final ex-
amination period. (Committee on Stu-
dent Affairs, March 23, 1950). No ac-
tivities may be scheduled for the week-
end of May 24-25.
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society initia-
tion and reception: Tues., May 21, 8:00
p.m., Rackham Building, 3rd floor.
Dean Emeritus Hayward Keniston will
speak on "Learning for Life."
Beta Gamma Sigma. spring initiation
ceremony for new members, 3 p.m.,
Tues., May 21. Ninth Floor Lonnge,
School of Business Administration,.
Mathematics Lecture, Prof. A. W.
Tucker of Princeton University will
talk on "Dual Systems of. Homogeneous
Linear Relations," on Mon., May 20, at
4:10 p.m., in Room 3011, Angell Hall.
Coffee and tea in Room 3212, Angel.
Hall at 3:30 p.m. (Note: There will be
no Colloquium on Tues., May 21).
The Mu Phi Epsilon-Phi Mu Alpha
Musicale, to be given this afternoon
at 4:15 p.m. In Ad. A, Angel all, is
open to the public without charge. The
program includes: "Sonata pour Clar-
inette," Saint-Saens, by Southard Bus-
dicker, clarinet, and James Edmonds,
piano; "Three Intermezzi," Brahms, by
Mary Alice Clagett, piano; two songs
by Copland, Devere Fader, tenor, and
Robert Greene, piano; "Quartet in D
minor," by Telemann, Cynthia Allen
Kathleen Course, and Janet Gardner,
flutists, with Karen Taylor, piano;
songs by Bliss, Ives, and Armstrong,
by Svea Bloomquist, soprano, and Nelita
True, piano; "Mephisto Waltz," Liszt,
James Edmonds, piano; and Marilyn
Perlman, violin, Margaret West, violin,
Carl Anderson, viola, and Beverly Wales,
cello, will perform "Quartet for
Strings," by Florian Mueller and "Quar-
tet, Op. 18, No. 3," Beethoven.
Student Recital: James Loyal Moore,
percussion, in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of Master
of Music (Music Education) this eve-
ning at 8:30 p.m. in Aud. A, Angell
Hall. He will be assisted by members
of the Percussion Class and members
of the University Symphony Orchestra.
Works by Moszkowsk, Bach, Noak, Cho-
pin, Petit, Creston Colgrass, and Moore.
Moore is a student of James D. Sal-
mon. Open to the public.
Student Recital: Sylvia Zavtzianos
soprano at 8:30 p.m. Mon., May 20, in
Aud. A, Angell Hall, -in partial fulfill-
ment of the requirements for the de-
gree of Master of Music. Mrs. Zavit-
zianos is a pupil of Frances Greer. She
will be assisted by James Herring, pian-
ist, Patricia Martin, flutist, and Michael
Avsharan, violinist. Open to the public.
Student Recital, Anita Hovie, mezzo-
soprano, in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of Bachel-
or of Music on Tues. May 21, at 8:30
p.m. in Aud. A, Angell Hall. Composi-
tions by Cesti-Trucco, Handel, Schu-
mann, Grieg, Faure and Respighi. She
is a student of Frances Gree. Miss
iHovie will be accompanied by Clark
Bedford, pianist, and by Sally Baird,
flutist, in the Handel work, Open to
the public.
Academic Notices
Students, all Schools and Colleges.
The Office of Registration and Rec-
ords urges that all students who have
applied for or expect to apply for
work with either the Fal 57 Regis-
tration or Orientation Programs se-
cure approval of new course elections
as soon as the school or college will
allow. This action will be to your ad-
vantage and that of the Counseling,
Orientation and Registration projects,
Playwriting (English 150 and 298) will
meet at 6:55 p.m., Tues., May 21, for
reading of a long play and important

Seminar in Mechanics of Turbulent
Flows, Tues., May 21 at 1:00 p.m. in
Room 1075, East Engineering Bldg.
Prof. A. M. Kuethe will discuss "Sta-
bility of Laminar Flows and Their
Transition to Turbulent State,"
Doctoral Examination for Oswald U1.
rich Anders, Chemistry; thesis: "Ab-
solute (d,alpha) ReactionhCross Sec-
tions and Excitation Functions," Mon.,
May 20, 3003 Chemistry Building, at
2:15 p.m. Chairman, W. W. Meinke.
Doctoral Examination for Gertrude
Dorothy Zemon Gass, Education; the-
sis: "The Attitudes of Eighty-Five Wo-
men in their Middle Years toward their
Narrowing Role and the Relationship
of these Attitudes to their Content-
ment," Mon., May 20, East Council
Room, Rackham Building, at 10:00 a.m.
Chairman, H. C. Koch. ,
Doctoral Examination for Edna Bal-
lard Mack, Library Science; thesis:
"The School Library's Contribution to
the Total Educational Program of the








Local Stations Try To Smile Us to Sleep

Arms Control and Germany

Associated Press News Analyst
WHEN President Eisenhower said last week
the United States would consider neutral-
ized or arms inspection zones in Europe you
could feel the storm brewing.
It brewed.
Although the angle was not mentioned -
apparently not even considered-the subject
of German reunification was deeply involved,
as Secretary Dulles now agrees.
Chancellor Adenauer of West Germany,
heavily engaged by political opponents opposed
'to German rearmament and willing to make
sacrifices of Western policy to approach re-
unification, was put on the spot.
HE RESULT is that Dulles has now been
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Following through on Russian proposals
and on Anthony Eden's Geneva suggestions for
a neutralized zone in Middle Europe, Stassen
suggested in London that "test tube" inspection
operations be undertaken.
Now Secretary Dulles, faced with the neces-
sity of upholding Adenauer's hands, has been
forced into a partial rejection before counter-
proposals. He says there will be no zones of the
type based on the East-West demarcation line
in Germany, or anything else that tends to
recognize the division of Germany.
Instead, he says the State Department is
"thinking" about something in, the arctic to
test the possibility of "open skies" deterrent
against surprise attack.
THAT'S LIKE proposing to'-take a new the-
atrical nroduction out into a desert in order

Daily Television Writer
WITH ALL THE talk about this
year's national budget and
Dave Beck's income, $150,000,000
may not seem like a lot of money.
But it really is. And that is the
amount of money the television in-
dustry has poured out to Holly-
wood for those movies we see late
at night.
You may recall it was not too
long ago when the movie moguls
hated television and would have
nothing to do with it. And then all
of a sudden they became such good
That just goes to show you what
15,000,000,000 pennies will dol
(that figure probably rings a bell
because it's closer to those that
have been in the news recently.)
Now, withlb11 of these pennies
being ;ipent for old films, one would
expect we would have some decent
movies emanating late at night
from the studios of the three De-
troit television "production cen-
ters " The only good movies seen
locally come from another coun-

His style is unique, He sits at a
desk and chats with you about the
happenings of the day. He tries to
create the atmosphere of informal-
ity. He wants you to feel like he is
in your living room, talking over
the events of the day with you. And
that's certainly a dreadful thought.
If you know what has happened
during the day after watching this
15 minute program you must have
read the newspaper beforehand.
But you will be edified by a knowl-
edge of a few stories about people
that the newscaster knows person-
And he knows everybody. At
least he gives the impression that
there isn't anyone in the news
who isn't a personal buddy of his.
He calls everybody "our good
** *
ONE NIGHT he kept on refer-
ring to "our good friend Dave
Beck" and "our good friend Frank
Costello." We certainly have some
very fancy mutual friends.
One night he told about a fire
that was so big that you could see

If you're around a television set
at midnight sometime this week,
tune in Channel 7 a'nd watch him,
just for laughs. There aren't any
The man's name is Lou Gordon,
in case you want to write him a
fan letter.
One other feature: he has a
constant grin on his face. It's al-
most as bad as the grin sported by
Jolly Jack on Channel 4 at the
same time of night.
I'm sort of beginning to think
that the local television stations
are trying to smile us into slumber
each night. All we need now is
Martha Raye on Channel 2 and
Joe E. Brown on Channel 9 and
we'll all go to sleep smiling.
I think I would prefer the Nancy
Berg method of putting us to sleep
each night. She's the beautiful
model who used to be on in New
York after Steve Allen's "Tonight."
She used to walk around in a
nightgown and whisper good-night
to all the New York late-night tele-
viewers. They might be able to
get one of those Miss Fairweather
girls to do the same thing here.

nounces "From New York, Chica-
go and Hollywood ... etc. in the
same manner in which he an-
nounces the opening of the Jackie
Gleason show. How one man can
have so much energy and keep
smiling so late in the evening is
beyond me.
Another interesting feature of
the new "Tonight" show since Day-
light Saving Time went into effect
is that we get the first half-hour
live (which is really the last half-
hour, for it is 12:30-1 a.m. in New
York) and we get the last hour
transcribed (which is really a re-
production of the first hour which
we didn't see live). If you think
that is confusing, just watch the
show and hear Jolly Jack say
good-night to you and wish you a
pleasant night's sleep at 12, only
to see him come back in another
minute Then at 1, he tells you to
stay tuned for the next hour of the
show, which you have already seen.
ANYWAY, NBC has outdone it-
self in the technical aspect of this
fancy maneuver. One sees an im-




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