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Sixty-Eighth Year
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Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This mus t be noted in all reprints.
Experimental College Here
Might Excite Students
DAVID RIESMAN'S suggestion an experi- toward students the school exercises, both in
mental college be set up within the Univer- reputation and in admissions requirements.
sity, in which students would encounter teach- To instill an atmosphere which will "exhilar-
ing methods and values different from those to ate" students at a large university Prof. Ries-
which they are accustomed, recognizes the es- man recommended an experimental college such
sential failing of modern education-to stir the as once used at the University of Wisconsin.
student. The Wisconsin program involved a freshman
But his hope such a program would generate year of immersion in classical Greek culture
enthusiasm among faculty and students beyond and a sophomore year of similar immersion in
those in the experimental college itself is an- American culture, the examination of America
other question entirely, to derive its significance from the prior treat-
Prof. Riesman began by agreeing to a great ment of Greece. But the use of Greece is not
extent with the Jacob Report and other criti- the significant aspect of such a college, he said;
cisms of today's students. Students today are any culture could be used which would break
not greatly' harked by the school which they down conventional barriers although such
attend for four lof what should be their forma- studies as "Eighteenth Century Venezuela" are
tive years. And to amplify this point, Prof. probably limited by lack of reading sources.
Riesman listed three schools which do stimulate
students today: Antioch, St. John's and Reed. rJ"HIS SPECIAL college concept, actually a
According to Prof. Riesman, the "nspira- highly advanced freshman honors program,
tional" qualities of these three schools lie in offers a way of effectively stimulating students
the Antioch work program, the coordinated enrolled in it. That, it has its limitations is
liberal arts set-up at St. John's and in the Reed obvious both from the fact few students can be
Attitude in general, which he characterized by enrolled and that Wisconsin's has disappeared.
the mutual dislike between the school and the Here, where the in-state students, for whom
nearby city of Portland. Although the means the University was established and exists, drag
vary, the sociologist said, each of these schools down the academic averages, and here enroll-
is provocative because the faculty and adninis- ment is growing all the time, it would be diffi-
tration are imaginative and because the stu- cult setting up and keeping going any experi-
dents share in the enthusiasm, mental college. And how the Legislature could
be convinced of the value of teaching a few
THESE THREE SCHOOLS, able to develop a hundred high-intellect students all about fifth
distinctive attitude in the character of their century Athens is an engaging thought.
students, are all small but the University of But as Prof. Riesman pointed out, the im-
Chicago where Prof. Riesman teaches is not portant thing is "not the form but the enter-
and still has this ability. prise"-at Wisconsin a new coordinated liberal
At Chicago, a privately-endowed university, arts program is being formed to replace the
there is admittedly this ability to start students experimental college. Perhaps trying something
thinking-no one could possibly come from a as ambitious as an experimental college here
home and high school like the University of would give some faculty members and some
Chicago. It depends both upon the faculty's students a measure of Prof. Riesman's own
experimenting with innovations like the unified enthusiasm for education. It wouldn't be any
social science program in which Prof. Riesman cure-all but it might help.
teaches and upon the high degree of selectivity---THOMAS TURNER,
What Legislators Think About
' HEN ALL OF A SUDDEN there arose such of sleep by the University students and admin-
a clattbr, we spring from our beds to see istrators involved.
what was the matter;. away to the windows we O
flew like a flash, tore open the shutters, and NOT SO--. President Hatcher has gone to
threw up the Lansing. He has gone on behalf of Univer-
sity students. He will, among other things,
The calm of a spring night was shattered by request that University tuition and costs should
a mob of shouting college boys marching to the not be raised, according to Vice-President for
women's dormitories on a proposed "panty Student Affairs James A. Lewis.
raid." His points could have been that raising the
The operation, whether previously or spon- tuition will make it impossible for many quali-
taneoijly planned,'was obviously planned badly. fied students to enter or return to the Univer-
One o'clock in the morning is no time to hold sity in the fall. He copld have said that a state
a panty raid, if the raiders expect to get hold supported school, such as the University, has an
of the article in question. obligation to make it possible for all students
Doors had been locked in the dormitories on who meet its standards to be admitted.
the Bill since 12 midnight. There was very little These points can still be made, but not as
chance that either the girls or their house easily. The Legislature can maintain that col-
mothers would consent to unlocking them, al- lege students today are frivolous, irresponsible,
though some of the girls co-operated by throw- that the University must start regulating more
ing their underwear from dormitory windows. closely the students it admits.
They can say that the students of today don't
Thus, no dormitories were entered, no prop- deserve a break, and that raising the tuition
ertydamage was done, no injuries were received may help weed out some of the ill fit.
and very few panties were garnered by the After last night's fiasco, the legislators have
raiders. The mob dispersed by 2 a.m. Seemingly, new evidence on their side.
nothing was lost, other than an hour or two -JUDY DONER

New Summit Approach

"Sharp, Isn't It?"

The Lion Cubs
In War and. Peace
THE MOVIE MAGNATES have discovered literature. It .actually
seems that most good films recently emerging from Movieland have
been literary adaptations of one sort or another. The plots are usually
fairly diverting, and these films often provide their audiences with a
better literary heritage than they formally obtained from the Classic
Hollywood usually sees fit to add a few creative insights of its own.
Its modifications of a Hemingway or a Dostoyevsky are sometimes
hard to forgive, though all changes may have been made in the name
of popular consumption.
Hollywood's conception of "The Young Lions" is quite a bit dif-




'C r
] y

Big Business in Government

WASHINGTON - One of the
most significant facts which
Congressman Celler might develop
in his highly revealing investiga-
tion of the telephone company is
the manner in which the Defense
Department, no matter whether
Democrats or Republicans are in
power, has always gone to bat for
big business on antitrust cases.
This has been true under Roose-
velt, under Truman, and under
Eisenhower. Big business domin-
ates the Defense Department in a
manner which would shock the
public were all the facts known.
Here is where the biggest tax sav-
ings could be made -- because
thisis where most of the tax dol-
lar is spent. But not many tax
savings will be made until the De-
fense Department gives up its un-
holy alliance with the 100 big
business firms which get most of
the military contracts.
* * *
IN THE FIELD of antitrust, the
Defense Department not only cre-
ates greater monopoly by channel-
ing 60 per cent of its orders into
the hands of 100 companies, but
it also goes to bat for these com-
panies when they get into anti-
trust trouble. Under Roosevelt, the
War and Navy Departments re-
quested that 44 antitrust suits be
held up by the Justice Depart-
Most notable intervention under
Ike, as revealed by Congressman
Celler of Brooklyn, chairman of
the Antitrust Subcommittee, was
on behalf of the telephone com-
pany. After the then-ruler of the
Pentagon, Charlie Wilson, wrote a
letter to his Cabinet colleague, At-
torney General Brownell, urging
him to get rid of the antitrust case
br ough t by Truman against
A.T.&T. an4 its giant subsidiary,
Western Electric, Brownell came
to heel like one of Charlie's well-
trained hunting dogs.
Vice-President T. Brooke Price
of A.T.&T. told the story in his
own words after he had been
asked by Brownell to visit him

White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., on
June 27, 1953-just a few months
after the Eisenhower Administra-
tion came into office.
"He was occupying alone the
manager's cottage on the hill
above the hotel," Price wrote of
Brownell in a secret memo to his
A.T.&T. colleagues, which he nev-
er expected the public to read. "He
came out on the porch to meet me
and we sat on the porch and
talked for twenty-five minutes.
Nobody else was present or near.
"I had brought with me the
memorandum we had recently
filed with Judge Barnes (chief of
Brownell's Antitrust Division)
presenting our arguments for dis-
missal of the case; and at this,
time the policy of the company
was to insist on dismissal and not
to discuss settlement . .."
PRICE THEN revealed that he
expected more out of the Repub-
licans than the Democrats. "I then
told him," he said, "that under
the previous (Truman) adminis-
tration we had temporized by ask-
ing for postponement only, but
that we were hopeful that he
would see his way clear to have
the case dropped. He hesitated
over this a bit and then asked me
to give him the particular items
sought in the prayer for relief."
Outright dismissal was a little
tough for Brownell to take. He
knew he would have trouble with
his subordinates getting them to
"He reflected a moment and
and said in substance that a way
ought to -be found to get rid of
the case," continued Price in his
secret memo. "He asked me wheth-
er, if we reviewed our practices,
we would be able to find things
we are doing which were once
considered entirely legal but
might now be in violation of the
antitrust laws or questionable in
that respect . .."
The A.T.&T. executive was ada-
mant. He knew he had the full
force of the Defense Department
behind him.

"I told him," he reported, "we
had thought about the matter but
I was not prepared at the mo-
ment to say that we could proceed
in that fashion. He said if we
tried, we could certainly find
things of that sort that could be
used as a basis for a consent de-
cree G[ noted carefully that here
for the first time he was specific
in using the term 'consent de-
"He was now so specific that I
felt I had to go one way or the
other and I did not feel at liberty
to weaken on what I understood
to be our position at that time. I
said that our management had
not been willing so far to admit
that any injunction ought to be.
entered against the company, but
they felt that the case ought to be
* * *
"HE SAID, 'I don't think that's
a very sensible attitude for them
to take.'
"I said, 'They are sensible people
and they will give this matter
further consideration. I don't
mean that they have adopted a
final, unchangeable position, but
that's the way they now feel.' "
Brownell remained almost in
the position of humble supplicant
before the A.T.&T. executive,
rather than the head of the great
law-enforcement agency of the
United States.
"As I got up to go," reported
Price, "he walked down the .steps
with me and repeated his state-
ment that it was important to
get this case disposed of. He said
the President would understand
this also, and that if a settlement
was worked out, he could get the
President's approval in five min-
"As I was leaving, I reminded
him that we had applied to Judge
Barnes to have the case dismissed,
and I said that I assumed it would
be all right, if we did not hear
from Judge Barnes in the near
future, to get in touch with him to
find out what was to be done. He
said that was right."
(Copyright 1958 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

ferent from Irwin Shaw's. Yet, iti
ginal written version of this war
story and concentrate on the
movie's merits alone. The reason
for this is probably because Irwin
Shaw is no Leo Tolstoy. As a
movie, "The Young Lions" is pret-
ty good.
" s
THE STORY is concerned with
three young soldiers, two Ameri-
cans and one German, fighting in
France during the Second World
War. Marlon Brando, represent-
ing the German side, gets the
lion's share of attention. He is not
really a Nazi at heart. But he is
still a German soldier, and he
must accept duty in the face of
disillusionment. Duty fights a los-
ing battle.
Hollywood, as usual, did a
grand job on Brando. His hair is
as blonde as Lana Turner's.
Montgomery Cift is cast as a
young Jew who must defend him-
self against anti-Semitism while
defending his country against
Marlon Brando.
The other American is played
by (of all things) Dean Martin,
who does fairly well considering
his limitations. He plays a Broad-
way hotshot who feels guilty
about being a coward. His jus-
tification is very simple: "I'd
rather be guilty than dead." At
the conclusion of the movie, Dean
realizes that he does have an ob-
ligation to something other than
* * *
THE PLOT is unfolded through
an episodic series of vignettes. We
jump all over the globe covering
the fortunes of the three lions.
This type of arrangement may
have some advantages, but it is
awfully frustrating. Just when
we're beginning to be concerned
with Montgomery Clift's love af-
fair in Brooklyn, the camera
quickly transports us to British
North Africa to follow the adven-
tures of Marlon Brando.
Battlefield sequences were min-
imized as much as possible, but
even so, they are boring. Some
don't seem too genuine, either.
Nazi symbols were noticeably
lacking in the film. We see smiling
images of Herr Hitler once or
twice, but it really could have
been much worse.
The movie seems to suggest a
forgive and forget attitude; we
have other enemies now.
Dean Martin expresses this idea
in defending his reluctance to en-
gage in combat. "I know that in
ten years we'll all be friends with
the Germans and the Japanese.
Then I'll be sorry I was killed."
-Beverly Gross
to the
Thanks ..
To the Editor:
Hungarian students wish to
express publicly in the press our
gratitude to all those who have
come to our help with scholarships,
employment opportunities, free ac-
commodations, financial help, and
We feel deep gratitude first of
all to the various religious organi-
zations ofAnn Arbor and the per-
tinent University authorities who,
by granting scholarships and spon-
soring us, have made it possible
for us to settle down here and
start our studies.
We are especially grateful for
the thorough instruction given us
by the English Language Institute,
which helped us acquire a basic
knowledge of the English langu-
age, which in turn enabled us to
begin our studies at the University,

and for the assistance of President
Hatcher and the Regents.
We thank our fellow students
whose noble gesture in granting
financial aid made it possible for
the religious organizations to spon-
sor us and aid the Hungarian
refugees in many ways.
When we express here our grati-
tude to our benefactors, we at the
same time beg them not to forget
about us in the future either, as
we have a more difficult time and
a greater task to perform, in view
of the language difficulties and
financial problems, than our fellow
We request you to kindly con-
tinue issuing the scholarships and
undertaking our sponsorship. We
promise to requite your loving help
with good progress and honest
work . W n e re rathat od's bless_-

Blue Cross Group Hospitalization,
Medical and Surgical Service Programs
for staff members will be open from
April 14 through April 25 for new ap..
plications and changes in contracts
now in effect. Staff members who wish
to include surgical and medical serv-
ices should make such changes in the
Personnel Office, m. 1020, Admin.
Bldg. New, applications and changes
will be effective June 5, with the first
payroll deduction on May 31. After
April 25 no new applications or changes
can be accepted until Oct., 1958.
The School of Natural Resources will
hold its annual Honors Convocation
Thurs., April 17, at 11:00 a.m. in the
Rackham Amphitheatre. The speaker
will be Mr. Gerald E. Eddy. Director of
the Michigan Department of Conserva-
tion. The cooperation of instructors in
other schools is requested in excusing
students of the School of Natural Re-
sources from class at this hour.
There will be an International Cen-
ter Tea,,sponsored by the International
Center and the International Students
Association this Thurs., April 17 from
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the International
Acolytes Meeting: Miss Mary Mother-
sill wil tread a paper entitled, "Treating
Humanity as an End" at a regular
meeting of the Acolytes, Fri., April 18
at 8:00 p.m. in the E. Conf. Rn., Rack-
ham Bldg.
Two Debates will be held between
Michigan and Central Michigan debat-
ers in Rooms 3D and 3G of the Mich-
igan Union at 7:00 p.m., Fri., April 18.
The topic for debate will be the pro-
posed national high school debate prop-
osition for next year: Resolved, that
the essential features of the Russian
educational system should be adopted
by American schools.
The following student sponsored so-
cial events are approved for the com-
ing weekend.
April 18: Collegiate Sorosis, Chi Phi,
Delta Theta Phi, Gomberg, Graduate
Student Concil Mosher, Phi Epsilon
P£, Psi omega. sigma Nu.
April 19 Alpha Delta Phi, Alpha Ep-
silon Pi, Alpha Kappa Kappa, Alpha
Sigma Phi, Anderson, Cooley, Chi Phi,
Chinese Student Club, Delta Chi, Delta
Gamma, Delta Sigma Phi, Delta Tau
Delta, Delta Theta Phi, Delta Upsilon-
Phi Kappa Psi, Gomberg, Henly-Angell,
Kappa Sigma, Lambda Chi Alpha, "M"
Club, Nu Sigma Nn, Phi Alpha Kappa,
Phi Kappa Sigma, Pi Lambda Phi, Pres-
cott, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Phi
Epsilon, Sigma Phi, Strauss, Theta Chi,
Tau Delta Phi, Theta Xi, .Van Tyne.
S.Q., Zeta Beta Tau, Zeta Psi.
April 20: Delta Theta Phi, Jordan,
Law Scbool Freshman Class, Reeves.
University Lectures In Journalism,
Thurs., April 17, 3 p.m., Rackham Am-
phitheatre, vance Packard, author of
The Hidden Persuaders, will speak on
"Our Morality and the Hidden Per-
Guy Nunn, Director of Television and
Radio Activities, United Autoworkers,
AFL-CIO' will speak on: "Next Steps in
Collective Bargaining: Labor Looks
Ahead." Thurs., April 17, 4:00 p.m.,
Aud. A. Angell Hall.
Lecture with slides: "Picasso In Our
Time," Albert P. Mullen, Prof. of Art,
Thurs., April 17, 7:15 pam., East Quad
Dining Rm. No. 2. North Entranpe.
Sponsored by: East Quadrangle Co n-
Professor W. B. Stace, of Princeton
University, will lecture on "The Myti-
cal Elements in Religion" at 4:10 p.m.,
April 17, Aud. C, Angell Hall, Prof.
Stace willediscuss Informally the sub-
ject matter of his lecture with any
interested persons in the E. Confer-
ence Rm., Rackham Bldg., at 8 p.m.,
April 17.
Lecture under the auspices of the
Committee on the Program on Russian
Studies, by Prof. R. N. Carew Hunt of
Indiana University and Oxford Uni-
versity, on Thurs., April 17, at 8:00 p.m.
in Aud. C, Angell Hall. Topic: "The De-
velopment and Present Form of Com-
munist Ideology."'
Program of Mexican Music. The first
of two programs presented by the
School of Music as a part of the Sym-
posium on Mexican Art and Cultural
History will present Frances Greer, so-
prano, Eugene Bossart, pianist, and
the Stanley Quartet, Gilbert Ross, first
violin, Gustave Rosseels, second vio-
lin, Robert Courte, viola and Oliver
Edel, cello. Miss Greer and Mr. Bos-
sart will perform compositions by
Sandoval, Greuer, and Ginaster, and
the Stanley Quartet, in addition to a
composition by Turina, will perform a
Quartet by Halffter, which was com-
missioned by the Uniersity of Michi-
gan for this occasion and is dedicated


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HIS WEEK there will be preparatory talks
dealing with the question of how to get
ready to prepare for a meeting, face to face at
the summit, between President Eisenhower and
Prime Minister Khrushchev. Both sides know
that there is no prospect whatever of any sub-
stantial agreement at such a meeting. And yet,
as the cards have been dealt, the Soviet Union
will score heavily if we can be induced by the
pressure of public opinion to agree to hold a
meeting. This means that somehow or other
we have been out-maneuvered and are being
pushed into doing what we do not want to do.
With hindsight I think it is now fairly plain
why and where we made the mistake when a
few months ago the Russians first proposed a
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meeting at the summit. There were two alter-
native ways of reacting to their proposal. One
was to take it lightly and the other was to take
it very seriously. To take it lightly would have
been to say that we were ready for exploratory
talks without prospect or pretense that a
good settlement could or would come out of
these talks. They would be talks which might,
at the most, result in agreements to instruct
the Foreign Ministers to explore certaii ques-
On the other hand, to take the Soviet pro-
posal of a summit meeting seriously was to
take the line we did take. It was to say that
Eisenhower cannot talk with Khrushchev until
Dulles has negotiated with Gromyko something
important which Eisenhower and Khrushchev
can then agree upon.
IS IT TOO LATE to alter our tactic, and to
take what I have been calling the lighter view
of the Soviet proposal? Why should it be too
late? Is it bcause we have built up the impres-
sion that if there is a summit meeting at all,
it will mean that Mr. Dulles has negotiated
some sort of important agreement with the
Soviet Union? There is such an impression. The
impression could be erased quickly enough if
the President were to say that there has been
enough note-writing and that he is prepared to
go witfh Secretary Dulles to meet Mr. Khrush-
chev and Mr. Gromyko, say on board a ship
and for not more than a long weekend:-He

during a

legal conference

Getting Ahead in the Business World

NEW YORK (A-For the first
time in the postwar world, Joe
College may not find people stand-
ing in line to offer him jobs when
he says far'ewell to the campus this
What does a young graduate
need to get ahead in a business
"First of all, he needs to find
himself," said Arthur Rubloff of
Chicago, board chairman of one
of the nation's largest real estate
development firms.
' "Failure to find themselves is
what defeats most young men. You
have to go out and find yourself.
Nobody will find you for you.
"A man should like his work.
He's a sucker to stay for long at it
otherwise. But if he doesn't know,
what he wants to do, then he

He believes college graduates
are wrong to feel that the present
recession is any great or permanent
barrier to' advancement.
"Some young people seem to feel
that the days of great opportuni-
ties are past," he said. "Nothing
could be farther from the truth.
The opportunities today are great-
er than they ever have been in
the history of mankind.
"Even with this so-called reces-
sion, there are more $70,000 to
$100,000 jobs open than there ever
were. The corporations are weed-
ing out their second-best men, and
looking for top talent-and they'll
pay any price for it."
.* * C .
NATURALLY, corporations are
not offering jobs like this to a man
just out of college. How does he
limh t that rank9

think in terms of how you can
help the other fellow.
!"But there is a hell of a lot more
to success than working hard.
Laborers work hard.
"My guess is that only one out
of 100 people really wants to
achieve. The rest just seem lost.
They wait for something to hap-
pen to them. But nothing is going
to happen to them."
* * C
HERE ARE Rubloff's other prac-
tical tips:
"Organize yourself.
"Be well-liked. You do this by
being fair.
"Take an active part in com-
munity programs. This will give
you a rounded conception of hu-
man relations you can get in no
other way. And understanding hu-
man relations is vital today. The


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