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'When Opinions Are !Free
Truth WillPrevail"

o gichldrga Daily
Sixty-Seventh Year

"So I Looked Them Straight In The Eye And Said-"

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
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'China Gate' Follows
Old Film Formula
THE RECORDED VOICE of the State Theatre's telephone service
promised China Gate would be "a sensational story of love and war
in Indochina."
This, perhaps, is to be expected. In actuality, the story is about
love and war in Indochina - with more emphasis on the love angle.
But as for being sensational - uh uh.
In this movie, we find the same old class B film formula of man
plus woman equals love; mix alternately with complications and un-
knowns and somehow rou still come out with love - and a little bit
of martyrdom to boot.
The story takes place during the French-Indochina war (the one
that occurred after the Korean war). It seems the only way the French



THE ENGLISH Language Institute has taken have little
this semester, one of the most significant ledge abo
steps ever taken in the direction of integra- The fact i
tion at the University. and stud
Everyone says there is too much segrega- learning a
tion on campus and most organizations have ica than
formed cbmmittees to study the problem, but period.
the fact remains most of them have done noth-
ing more than that - studying the problems THE U
of integration. concep
In the meantime, ELI has been quietly plac- than is in
ing students from the current English lan- should b
guage course in rooms with American students. American
In a sense this program is very depressing- activities;
primarily because it will never be repeated. dents but
reality wi
WITH A bumper crop of freshmen flooding A mor
the University next fall, it is improbable to have A
the Residence halls will be willing to gamble In spite o
on the institute's being able to fill the rooms losing a l1
ELI would reserve for English language stu- be filled,
dents. So the plan will not be continued. foreign re:
It is doubly depressing that integration has The for
had to' be just with ELI students. These stu- versity wi
dents often leave the campus just as they are expected t
attaining sufficient fluency to be able to take tions abo
part in extended discussion, to let the
While it is difficult to say there is an un- feeling of
derstood policy of segregation on campus, it is which the
undeniably true that most American students
SGC Forum vs. Sup
IMPLEMENTATION of the new Student Gov- a lecture1
ernment Council forum program, which will sity. Press
include the acquisition of controversial speak- and other
ers, will require the Council's courage and fore- Whig Cle
sight. back dow
The program is valuable. It will stimulate
discussion of ideas, and provide information THE CO
In areas not now covered by the superficial type of
generalities of the lecture course, or the more speakerss
specialized academic lectures. the Couns
However, certain super-patriotic organiza- clearly ad
tions such as DAR, VFW and the American Le- mate.
gion, will fight to prevent the appearance on In the1
campus of many speakers.. Probably, such at- contribute
tempts will receive nationwide attention, and University
might scare SGC away from its original in- Council is
tentions. sures.
Not long ago, many people tried to prevent
Neither Rain nor Snow,
MUCH has been said both pro and con on the have relat
actions of Postmaster General Arthur class mail
Summerfield in the past several months. the other
The fracas started with the demand by Sum- IL
merfield for some seventy million dollars to IAM
help close out the last quarter of the fiscal mont
year. Congress, with its economy drive in full flood the
swing, said no. -Summerfield said he would and silent
cut services if he did nt receive the money. , It shoul
And cut he did for one week. There was no around $1
Saturday mail, money orders were cancelled each year
and fourth-class mail was also held up. rtiremen
Congress relented, however, and postal serv- of factory
ices were restored once more to normal. this fciv
Recently Summerfield ordered the printing The vale
of 40,000,000 new ;four-cent postage stamps lustratedI
despite the fact Congress had not okayed the Brinks ma
hike. mail is in
by the Fec
N THE NEAR future Summerfield will again batione
demand more money as the second period of
the fiscal year begins. Should he obtain the THE AV
necessary funds to maintain normal service? check t
Are the increases , necessary? These are the in the mai
questions which should be foremost in the amount of
minds of Congress. er paid of:
Perhaps the most overlooked point of view Thus, it
in the controversy is that of the post office field has a
employee. Whether he be clerk, route man, and needs
special delivery man or superintendent, odne volume an
and all will tell you that funds for the post of- mands.
fice are inadequate. Why we ask? We wou
_ .-S ..o..,.U.. - . ---Conac r

e first-hand contact with, or know-
ut, foreign students, and vice versa.
s that many foreign students live here
y for four years and more without
ny more about Americans and Amer-
they learn during their orientation
NIVERSITY needs a more realistic
tion of foreign student integration
use now. More activities on campus
directed specifically at being for
AND foreign students. True, most
state they are open to foreign stu-
t integration will never become a
th this sort of passive action.
e active attempt should be made
mericans room with foreign students.
f the fact that the quadrangles risk
ittle money on rooms that might not
we cannot afford to price our future
lations in terms of dollars and cents.
eign students who study at the Uni-
ll return to their home lands and be
o be able to answer any and all ques-
ut the United States. Can we afford
m return uninformed and with the
having been segregated from that
y came to experience?
by Alger Hiss at Princeton Univer-
sure on the University from Alumni
national groups was great, but the
osophics, who sponsored Hiss, didn't
UNCIL should be prepared for this
reaction. A rationale for inviting the
should be carefully worked out, so
cil can defend itself from different
It must. choose speakers who will
d to the University's intellectual cli-
long run, this kind of program will
a great deal to the prestige of the
and SGC, but that's only if the
willing to resist these irrational pres-

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can win the war is to destroy a
store of munitions stacked away
in some obscure mountain tunnel.
In order to accomplish this
"sensational" feat, a shapely, part
caucasian, part oriental bar own-
er is engaged to conduct a guided
tour through the Indochinese
Jungles - right to the entrance of
the obscure tunnel. She knew her
way around!
THE HERO is a husky, arro-
gant, proud type man who plays
the dual role of soldier and heel,
Called Johnny Brock by' his inti-
mates, he had once upon a time
married the shapely guide, who is
aptly called "Lucky Legs." Upon
the birth of their son, he promptly
leaves her because the baby looks
completely Chinese and this
doesn't fit into Johnny's picture
of an ideal family.
Well, anyway, ;Johnny and
Lucky unwillingly are thrown to-
gether on this mission-Lucky for
the sake and safety ofI her five-

year-old son and Johnny for the
sake of who knows. The rest is
Contrary to what the State's
marquee tells you, Nat "King"
Cole does not have the lead in
this movie. He plays a secondary
role of a soldier armed with guts
and a voice. Though not "start-
lingly dramatic" as the recorded
voice would have you believe, the
"King" does a credible job in an
incredible story.
* * S
GENE BARRY, the hero, is
rather mediocre. But what can
you expect working with a less
than mediocre plot?
And as for the heroine, Angle
Dickenson, all she has in her fa-
vor is the cut of her body. What's
more, it was very difficult to pic-
ture her as the mother type she
vainly attempts to be.
The star of the movie is the
little five-year-old half-caste.
Why? He only has one line to say,
and he says it well.
-Donna Ranson


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THE KREMLIN must be having
a lot of fun watching the an-
tics of the United States Senate
these days.
Last week, the Senate spent al-
most one whole day harassing and
curtailing the United States In-
formation Agency which combats
Russian propaganda.
Simultaneously, the Kremlin
was doing the following:
1. Staging another World Peace
Conference at Colombo, Ceylon
next month.
2. Sending mobile exhibits of
Hiroshima victims around India
and Southeast Asia to show the
horrors of United States atomic
3. Preparing for the sixth World
Youth Festival in Moscow in July,
which big delegations of young
Africans will attend - expenses
paid by Moscow.
4. Filling te airwaves with
charges that the United States is
preparing for aggressive atomic
5. Spending 125 million dollars
on documentary films alone, as
against the total United States
Information budget voted by the
Senate of 89 million dollars.
* * *
THE CUT which the Senate
voted in United States Informa-
tion funds was 15 million dollars.
A few days later here is what the
Senate voted for others:
Voted a $30,000 subsidy to give
cheap lunches to senators.
Voted a 100 million dollar in-
direct subsidy to bankers by giv-
ing them government deposits in-
Voted a 30 million dollar sub-
sidy for western miners and min-
ing companies.
Voted various public works
which will help individlual sena-
tors get re-elected, but won't help

wage the cold war against the
If the Kremlin isn't laughing,
it just hasn't got a sense of humor.
Most conscientious economizer
in Congress is Sen. Paul Douglas
of Illinois, the former economics
professor at the University of Chi-
cago who enlisted in the Marine
Corps as a private at the age of 50.
Douglas economizes with a razor,
not with a meat-ax. Here is part
of his records.
"My purpose in rising is to help
keep Secretary Humphrey's hair
from curling," he said, as the Sen-
ate voted on a seven per cent in-
crease for the personal staff of the
Secretary of the Treasury who
wanted the budget cut. "There is
no better place to do that than
right in his own office."
The Senate, however, overruled
"I propose cutting two million
dollars from the 1958 funds re-
quested for Coast Guard facili-
ties,' continued the persistent Il-
linois Democrat.
* * *
DOUGLAS' fellow senators did
not agree. They preferred to keep
pork in the budget. Sen. A. Willis
Robertson (D-Va.) protested that
his state needed a new Coast
Guard lighthouse station. Charles
Potter (R-Mich.) insisted on new
Coast Guard barracks at Sault
Ste. Marie.
The senator from Illinois next
shifted to a hidden 100 million
dollar bank subsidy in that trea-
sury budget, proposed thatrat
least 10 million be knocked out.
"The amendment which I have
offered would reduce ...,a hidden
subsidy which the treasury now
pays to the banks by making huge
deposits of public funds without
receiving an interest payment in
return," Douglas declared.

"The banks are able to increase
their earnings approximately 100
million dollars a year by these in-
terest-free deposits," Douglas said.
He demanded that tney pay two
per cent. He was overruled.
Douglas next exposed an esti-
mated 185 million dollars in Post
Office subsidies to the railroads
for hauling parcel post and for
surplus baggage-car space for
* * *
MAILBAG - Ambassador Ri-
cardo Arias of Panama - I ap-
preciate your advice pointing out
that the United States did not
buy the Panama Canal Zone, but
rather that Panama granted the
Canal Zone to the United States.
Thus, you point out, the United
States could not sell, or even lease
the Canal Zone, as if it were the
actual owner, nor could it use
the Canal Zone for any purpose
other than the maintenance and
protection of the canal. Thanks
also for the assurance that Pan-
ama will nevei' be a prey to Rus-
sian propaganda and fall for Nas-
serism . .
Correction: Friends of Sen.
Lyndon Johnson have suggested
that I was unfair to him in re-
porting that he deliberately stayed
out of Washington during the re-
cent Democratic dinner, thereby
boycotting the Truman-Stevenson
wing of the Democratic party.
Lyndon's friends point out that he
had not known about the dinner
until March, by which time he
had accepted two conflicting en-
gagements in Texas that he could
not break. However, he purchased
one table of ten $100 tickets or
$1,000; also helped sell, with his
staff, a total of 230 tickets. In
fairness to Sen. Johnson, I am
delighted to present these facts.
(Copyright 1957 by Bell syndicate Inc.)

Hepburn, Tracy Join
To.Defeat Traumas.
SHE'S DELICATE. She's sensitive. She's streamlined. But tempera-
mental, oh so temperamental. Miss Emmy is what the lady's called.
From her name, one might assume that Em is just an old-fashioned
girl, but she isn't - not a bit. She is as up-to-date as any electronic
brain. As a matter of fact, that is just what Emmy (short for Emmar
ac) is; and the latest model too.
Miss Enmy is the villainness or heroine, depending upon how
one looks at it, of Desk Set now playing at the Michigan Theatre.
Because of Emmarac's installation in the research division of a
television network, Katharine Hepburn, who is tired of working so
hard, meets Spencer Tracy, who
has constructed a machine to give tion. If machines replace people,
her "more leisure hours." what happens to warmth, human-

ively nothing to do., Volume of first
is next to nothing as compared to
N really work when the end of the
rolls around and the magazines
mails. Then they strain their backs
ly despise the magazine publishers.
Id be made known that mailmen get
.88 an hour with a slight increase
of service. They receive a paid va-
pry year and are given a pension upon
. But when compared to the wages
workers or other common laborers
service job pays relatively little.
ie of the post officex employee is il-
by a comparison to a banker or a
n. Much of the mailman's important
the Torm of checks which are sent
deral Government and other organi-
ERAGE individual who receives a
hrough the mail puts his entire trust
lman, and thus he shoulders a great
responsibility equal to that of high-
is with this in mind that Summer-
asked for an increase in postal rates
more money to operate. Increased
id poor pay have necessitated the de-
Id strongly urge the acceptance by
of the demand for an increase. This
the most important life lines of the
'he mail must go through but it can-
ough without operating expenses.
looks at the Library
Phil - Gold in Them Hills; NY,
Walter - Quest For a Continent;
aw-Hill, 1957.
ernard - The Vatican Story; NY,
ames - Nothing But the Night; Bos-
tic-Little Brown, 1957.
, Jean - The Last Kings of Thule;
ll, 1957.
obert - The Sprig of Hemlock; NY,
Green, 1957.
Frank - Tower in the West; NY,
Richard The Philadelphian; NY,
George - Six Wings; Bloomington,

PROBLEMS arise because Miss
Hepburn isn't tired of her job, she
is just tired of chasing Gig Young,
rising young executive.
So much for plot; and that's
about all there is. Starting slowly,
the movie begins to be interest-
ing as the two principles have a
duel of wits over cheese sand-
From there the scene moves to
a dinner-in-bathrobes bit atthe
heroine's apartment and from
here things become progressively
But never quite funny enough.
Whether due to overplaying
pseudo-emotions or underplaying
good lines, Desk Set fails to be
consistently amusing.
* * *
IT HAS its moments, and may-
be the moments are enough if
one is just looking for an evening
away from deep thoughts and the
world-shaking traumas produced
py finals.
Onersuch moment is the movie's
answer to those who try to re-
place human intellect with elec-
tronic equipment.
As poor Emmy coughs, squeals,
qnd chokes on the information
that has been fed into her, mere
mortals can feel a sense of pride,
if not victory.
Desk Set asks a pertinent ques-



Desk Set asks a pertinent ques-

Galens Forfeited Opportunity to Gain More Money

ity, and that great American in-
stitution, the office party?
--Jo Hardee
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 should be sent
in TYPEWRITTEN form to Room
3519 Administration Building, be-
fore 2 p.m. the day preceding
publication. Notices for Sunday
Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1957
General Notices
The University Automobile Regula-
tions will be lifted with the comple-
tion of classes on Wed., May 29, 1957.
Student Accounts: Your attention Is
called to the following rules passed by
the Regents at their meeting on Feb.
28, 1936: "Students shall pay all ac-
counts due the University not later
than the last day of classes of each
semester or summer session. Student
loans which are not paid or renewed
are subject to this regulation however,
student loans not yet due are exempt.
Any unpaid accounts at the close of
business on the last day of classes will
be reported to the Cashier of the Uni-
versity and
"(a) All academic credits will be
withheld, the grades for the semester
or summer session just completed will
not be released, and no transcript of
credits will be issued.
"(b) All students owing 'such se-
connts will not be allowed to register
in any subsequent semester or sum-
mer session until payment has bee*
Commencement Instructions to Fac-
ulty Members: Convene at 4:15 p.m. in
the first floor lobby in the Administra-
tion Building. Buses will be provided In
front of the Administration Building
on State Street to take you to the Sta-
dium or Yost Field House to join pro-
cession and to take the place assigned
to you on stage, as directed by Mar-
shals; at the end of the exercises buses
will be ready in driveway east of the
Stadium or at west side of Field House
to bring you back to the campus.
Distribution of Diplomas: If the ex-
ercises are held in the Stadium, dl-
plomas for all'-graduates, excepting
the School of Dentistry, will be dis-
tributed from designated stations un-
der the east stands of the Stadium, im.
mediately after the exercises. The di-
ploma distribution stations are on the
level above the tunnel entrance.
If, however, the exercises are held
in the Yost Field House, all diplomas
excepting those of the School of Den-
tistry will be distributed from the win-
dows of the Cashier's Office and the
Office of Registration and Records in
the lobby of the Administration Build-
ing. Following the ceremony diplomas
may be called for until 9:00 p.m.
JUNE 15, 1957
To be held at 5:30 p.m. either in the
Stadium or Yost Field House, depend-
in n h . the wea h . r ,nte.i. ,ml.enn -




We lose sight of the fact that the volume
of mail is greater today than ever before in
our history. More third and fourth class mail
is sert than ever before. Interesting to note
here is the fact that should third and fourth
class mail be discarded the post office Would
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
ARLINE LEWIS ...,...............Women's Co-Editors
JOHN HIRTZEL.................Chief Photographer
Business Staff
DAVID SILVER, Business Manager'
MILTON GOLDSTEIN ... Associate Business Manager
WILLIAM PUSCH...........,. Advertising Manager

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Daily Staff Writer
THE PROBLEM of Galens and
its relations with the Campus
Chest Board may again be aired
in a Student Government Coun-
cil battle next Wednesday.
SGC was informed at its last
meeting that Galens had re-
quested calendaring of an all-
campus charity drive for the first
week in December next year. Ga-
lens had been denied permission
for a'drive on campus earlier this
year because it conflicted with
the concept of the chest drive.
There are a great many people
on the Council now who weren't
members the last time the ques-
tion was discussed, so this should
be an especially interesting meet-
One thing is clear. Galens has
succeeded in laying a most effec-
tive smokescreen. So effective in
fact, that few realize Galens ac-
tually -did those little children
they seemed so concerned about
out of approximately $600.
*; * *
THIS POINT needs to be clari-
fied. Galens argument revolved
f.f - . ..

npr cent of the drive or the r!f-
ference between $7000 and the
amount they collected in their city.
drive, whichever was greater.
Galens didn't have a break
down, of figures last fall, but it
assumed it had previously received
$1000 from the campus and $6000
from the City. In other words, the
maximum SGC would have had
to make up was about $1000. Ga-
lens collected $7000.
As it actually happened, SGC
didn't really throw Galens off
campus anyway. Certainly State
St. and South U. are both in a
very real sense a part of the cam-
pus, and there is little doubt that
Galens was able to reach almost
as many students there as it could
have on the diag.
* * .*
THE IRONIC twist is that "if
Galens does not expressly join in
the Campus Chest effort, it will
receive its percentage of the
drive" . . . In other words, even
though Galens abandoned any
effort to collect money for the
Campus Chest, it was still eligible
for an additional $600, which is 20
per cent of the collnetion. -inw-

who saw the maimed and crippled
children who utilize the Galens'
facilities. It would really be too
bad if the group again did not
lend active support to the Campus
Chest, and even poorer if it didn't
get all the money possible for the
Harlan Givelber, board chair-
man, presented the Campus Chest
report to the Council Wednesday
night, and a most comprehensive
report it was. Rather than hash
over the faults of this past drive,
it looks ahead to things that can
be done next year.
For publicity, it emphasizes that
more attention must be given to
the participating charities. Other
things such as advertising fly-
ers, competition to serve as incen-
tive, and a satisfactory symbol are
suggestions for improvement.
For special events, it recom-
mends another auction, more late
per sales, sale of helium balloons,
and perhaps use of the theatres
(of which the University owns 25
per cent) for special charity show-

Council, he did force Council
members to think more deeply on
problems. By his persistent nega-
tive questioning, he may have
helped the Council to operate
more effectively. It seems that
there are not enough varying atti-
tudes represented on the Council
as it stands now. Dissenters, no
matter what the quality of their
dissent, are essential in a demo-
cratic government to keep the ma-
jority on its toes.
Another report of special inter-
es was Gerald Blackstone's Edu-
cation and Social Welfare presen-
tation. The Education and Social
Welfare Committee is already
looking into an all night study
hall, library hours for Saturday
night and all day Sunday, and the
possibility of having exam sched-
ules printed in the time schedules
to avoid students' getting caught
with four finals In two days.
to thenCouncil the University
Counseling Study Committee re-
port. This committee was set up
by Vice-President Lewis at the
request of SGC.



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