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Sixty-Eighth Year
Truth Will Prevail" STUDENT PUBLICATIONS BLDG. * ANN ARBOR, MICH. * Phone NO 2-3241
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors, This mus t be noted in all reprints.
P'rivilee and Convenience Missing
In Football Season Ticket Policy

"Well, Hello There, Old Pal, Old Pal, Old Pal"

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Imaginative Realism
In Surrealistic, World
IN "THE Nights of Cabira," Giuletta Massina extends the film pan-
tomime ,of Charlie Chaplin into the world of Italian realism and
manages to play a sympathetic prostitute in a comic near-tragedy with-
ot becoming maudlin. And she is in character with her flickering and
half-lit world in making what seems like high comedy stand up under
reappraisal as terrifying irony, as she is betrayed again and again by
love, romance, religion, and magic.
In the acting, the direction, the photography, even the music, there
is a unity of themes constructed on musical basis, all of them con-
tributing to a terrifying impression of emptiness and hollow rituals.
Powerful emotional situations are loosely strung together against a
background of apparently sleeping spectators, mamboing or cleaning
their nails in a nightmare.
In its tying together of details and recurrent images and situations



THE AVOWED purpose of student season
football tickets - that they are a privilege
an4 a convenience to students - does not hold
up under analysis. Actually the policy demon-
strates an obvious lack of consideration -for
It seems somewhat ludicrous for the physical
education department to call football games a
focus of student loyalty and spirit, then to
pivot about and say that attendance at these
games, which, incidentally, are played by stu-
dents, a privilege.
The seats which are "given" to students are
located in positions where it is a physical im-
possibility to view band formations, block-M
fprmations, and much of the game, depending
upon which quarter of the game is in progress.
ANOTHER obvious inconsistency appears
when the athletic administration says the
University must pay visiting teams for each
student ticket issued regardless of occupancy o
that seat. Why, then must a student with i
non-student friend be compelled to buy regu-
lar seats in order to escort him or her to the
game even if a roommate has a seat which
may go unused?
The only argument with any validity
against allowing others to use a student ticl4t
is that it could result in students "scalping"
tickets to non-student football enthusiasts who
jam the routes to the stadium.
It is doubtfulif this would occur for several
reasons. Only sell-out games create demand
for student tickets. These games are also the
most highly attended by students, and even if
a student would rather have money than a seat
he would hesitate to sell a ticket to a stranger

because of the danger of losing the entire book
of tickets.
IT HAS BEEN suggested that it is not the ob-
ligation of the University to protect the pub-
lic from "scalping students." The Choral Union
Series does not prohibit ticket-purchasers from
re-selling the entire series if they wish, to
people who would gladly pay a high price for
sell-out performances.
If a seat is reserved in the stadium for each
and every student, then it appears to us tlh.t
this seat should be available to anyone whom
that student wishes to have occupy "his" seat
at any particular game.
PERHAPS the money could be subtracted
from the tiution and fees and the- book of
reserved seat tickets sold to interested students
for five dollars. This would give the interested
student a ticket to the game, same as now, to
do with as he pleases and exempt non-inter-
ested students from the fee. It would also re-
sult in savings for the athletic department
since they would not have to pay visiting teams
for tickets which are not used.
The Board in Control of Intercollegiate Ath-
letics is certainly to be commended for having
reserved-seat, student tickets available to stu-
dents. However, there may be even more merit
in the method of subtracting from circulation
unused tickets and providing a ticket for other
students which they can attend or not as they
choose. It might furnish to the individual stu-
dent the convenience and service the board
has professed a desire to provide.

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Goldman Urges Stress on Academics

Hippocrates or Ilyprocrisy?

AN UNFORTUNATE incident disgracing the
entire medical profession occurred at Mich-
igan State University recently.
At 12:30 a.m. a student began a practice ses-
sion with four of his fraternity brothers for the
1958 Pushmobile Junior 500 race. At approxi-
mately 1:50 a.m., according to a report from
the East Lansing police, the student felt dizzy
and lapsed into unconsciousness. He was car-
ried into the house of a nearby fraternity and
the police and fire department inhalator squad
were summoned.
Owen Memorial Hospital, equivalent to the
University Hospital here in Ann Arbor, was
then called and the nurse on duty said, "It is
irregular to call a doctor at this time." She
suggested the student be brought to the hospi-
tal, although she would try to get a staff physi-
cian. The nurse then reported no doctor could
be sent, therefore, it would be useless to take
the boy to the hospital, since no one would be
there to aid him.
Police said an East Lansing physician was
contacted, but he could not come either. Final-
ly, desperate police reached another doctor
through the East Lansing Physician's Bureau,
and he arrived at 2:20 a.m. Shortly after his
arrival the coroner came.
IrFE DEPLORABLE action of the hospitals
and the individual physicians disgraces the
entire medical profession. The fact that men
become doctors because they are devoted indi-
viduals, and care about their fellow men seems
disproven by the Michigan State incident.

It seems unfortunate that if someone must
get sick, he must do so at the physicians con-
venience. Any man who has this attitude is not1
fitted for the medical profession. Doctors are
supposed to live up to the oath of Hippocrates.
Or has the oath been changed to the hypo-
critic oath? The nurse who said she did not
think she could get a doctor should be remind-
ed life waits for no man. The doctors who were.
too busy to come to the boy's rescue deserve to
be reminded of their sworn duty.
THE CULMINATION of the whole disgraceful
mess came later the same day the student
died. Dr. Clifford J. Menzies, director of the
Owen Hospital, said the boy had a rheumatic
heart and was excluded from all inter-colle-
giate athletic activities. Yet this does not ex-
cuse the actions of a hospital and doctors. It
is amazing a man of the stature of Dr. Menzies
should even try to rationalize and apologize
for the events.
In the future, it is hoped the physicians
aw ken'and realize they have a vital service
to render and they cannot rest on the laurels
of the devoted men of the past who made the
profession one of the most honorable in the
world. May they realize that life is the most
valuable possession we can have, and the tor-
ment and anguish of family and friends caused
through apathy and inaction can be avoidq
if thy respond quickly, responsibly to all emer-

Daily Staff Writer
PRESIDENT Maynard Goldman
presented the Council with a
prospectus Wednesday night, out-
lining "where SGC should be go-
ing" and giving spectfic ideas on
what should be done in the coming
The "philosophy" half of his talk
showed awareness of problems the
Council and its members face--
factionalism, inertia, fainthearted-
ness-but the specific areas he said
should be worked on get more
quickly to the heart of the question
"where should SGC be going?"
The Education and Student
Welfare Committee is leaving the
greatest part of its area untouched,
Goldman said.
* * *
HE ADVOCATED a committee
"to study and evaluate the insti-
tutional policy here," a committee
"to report on the actual educa-
tional philosophy here."
And SGC's Committee on Stu-
dent Participation should work to
secure a voice for students on
departmental curriculum commit-
tees and the committees for ad-
missions policies, Goldman con-
He also mentioned the responsi-
bility of SGC to express student
opinion in general and its own in
particular on rising enrollment
and budget cuts, "the crux of the
educational picture."
Concern on the part of SGC with
educational policy is of course
commendable. But it can be dan-
gerous if motivated by desire to
ever broaden student responsibility.
It was pointed out recently that
some faculty members ask if
faculty voice in student areas

shouldn't increase with student
voice in academic and administra-
tive areas.
TIIE COUNCIL spent longer
than had been anticipated passing
through the agenda to the dis-
cussion of the University Calen-
dar Committee report, and had it
not been for Scott Chrysler's in-
sistence, the subject would have
been put off until next week.
Chrysler, who served on the
committee, said further work on
the report would be delayed if SGC
didn't express some opinion. But
the hour was late and the members
were tired, so only "Semester ver-
sus Quarter" and "Orientation"
were considered.
The chief proponent of the quar-
ter system was Fred Merrill, who
spent a year at Michigan State
under such a plan and liked it.
"That's about the only thing I did
like at State," he said.
Other Council members pointed
out the necessity of changing every
16-week course to fit either one
10-week quarter or two quarters.
This would not be necessary under
the "trimester" plan, they said.
The point was made that tri-
mesters would necessitate more
sweeping changes in athletic
schedules. A summer session of the
present length would have to be
superimposed on the summer tri-
mester, according to Chrysler, for
the benefit of the schoolteachers
who make up three-fourths of cur-
rent summer enrollment.
Discussion of orientation started
off rather sleepily, but then it
occurred to someone the Calendar
Committee advocated leaving out
"social orientation" altogether.
' Freshman Roger Seasonwein
launched into defense of social

orientation as essential to fresh-
men, and Union President Barry
Shapiro, whose organization co-
directs orientation, agreed. Scott
Chrysler asked, "Have you ever
been to a Stockwell mixer?"
Next week the Council will con-
tinue going over the report and
since they will then have had a
copy for two weeks will probably
have read it more carefully.
* * *
DAVID KESSEL withdrew his
motion which, would have set up
a committee to investigate use of
driving regulations revenue for
student parking facilities. Kessel
says he personally envisions a
multi-layer carport on campus, for
which the driving revenue would
be interest on money borrowed.
Debate on the motion promised
to be interesting, since Bert Getz
had earlier reported that the Driv-
ing Regulations Administrative
Board, to which he belongs, is to
meet Tuesday with Vice-President
in Charge of Student Affairs James
A. Lewis. One of the items to be
discussed, according to Getz, was
investment of driving revenue in
parking faciilties.
Kessel was withdrawing his mo-
tion until next week, he said, be-
cause Getz was no longer at the
* * *.
A NUMBER of Council members
expressed confusion as to why
Seasonwein's Reading and Discus-
sions Committee had changed its
plans from choosing one book for
students to read over the summer
and discuss with faculty members
in forums or seminars.
Current plans call for reading
on the 1920's and one three-hour
session of discussion next fall, ac-
cording to Seasonwein.

the story is disturbingly reminiscen
One section seems to have been
taken almost directly from his
"Mario and the Magician." But
the world of Cabiria is that of its
repetitious music, first established
by wind blowing through cement
It is a world which might do for
hell and has its own devil reap-
pearing in several disguises and
an occasional view of a procession
of the faithful or the torment of a
saint. Or it is an existentialist
world of humanity facing noth-
ingness in the ruin of their ef-
forts. Or a world of bored sophis-
ticates trying to recreate the sen-
Sual grandeur of the past. You
annot really say.
* *e *
THIS IS one of those rare films
that says something that could
not be said in any other medium.
An ironical picture about faith,it
is a cinematic affirmation that
the individual still has some value
even when he and hs world are
completely infected with cine-
matic delusions.
Many recent Italian films,
which haveappeared in Ann Ar-
bor have seemed unfortunately
like the Hollywood product, and it
is both reassuring and interesting
that in "Nights of Cabiria" there
seems to be instead a turn from
realism to near surrealism. But in
'spite of the imaginative quality, it
shows a new professionalism in an
exce1 ent, carefully crafted
screenplay, in dramatically ex-
pressive photography, and a stu-
died consistency of details which
give the picture a solid base as a
work of art kithout injuring its
essentially ephemeral grace.
- Robert Tanner
to the
Bombs ..
To the Editor:
ROBERT JUNKER'S editorial on
"clean bombs," in Thursday's
Daily was a masterpiece of satire!
With colossal tongue-in-cheek he
gives us a beautiful illustration of
just how silly the whole question
of "clean" and "dirty" bombs can
Please let me urge that more
"serious" editorials like this one
be printed. The ridiculous nature
of clean bombs, peacetime "test-
ing," etc. becomes evident to a
much greater degree than in any
attempts to defend either side
of the question.
A few acquaintances of mine feel
that Mr. Junker was to be taken
literally. This attitude shows only
a lack of careful attention to the
arguments in the editoril, which
are cleverly contrived to conceal
the otherwise evident contradic-
tions involved. No thinking person
could possibly maintain that Mr.
Junker would be that naive!
-Brendan A. Liddell, Grad.
(Editor's Note: Letters to the Edi-
tor must be signed, in good taste, and
not more than. 300 words in length.
The Daily reserves the right to edit
or withhold letters from publication.)

t of the stories of Thomas Mann.
The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of the Univer-
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Michigan Daily assumes no edi-
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Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1958
General Notices
Undergraduate Honors Convocation.
The annual Convocation recognizing
undergraduate honor students will be
held at 11 a.m. Fri., May 9 in Hill Aud.
Sir Leslie Knox Munro, Ambassador of
New Zealand to the United States and
President of the Twelfth Session of the
General Assembly of the United Na-
tions, will have for his subject "As the
United Nations Faces the Future."'
Honor students will be excused from
attending their 10 o'clock classes. All
classes, with the exception of clinics
and graduate seminars, will be dis-
missed at 10:45 a.m. for the Convoca-
tion. However, seniors may be excused
from clinics and seminars.
Academic costume will be worn by
faculty members, who will robe back-
stage and proceed to their seats on
the stage. Honor students will not wear
caps and gowns. Main floor seats will
be reserved for them and for members
of their families, and will be held un-
til 10:45, Doors of the Auditorium will
be open at 10:30. The public is invited.
Coffee Hour for all interested stu-
dents, 4:30 p.m. Fri., May 9, Lane Hall
Library. Sponsored by the Office of Re-
ligious Affairs.
Faculty, College of Engineering:
There will be a meeting of the faculty
of this college on Wed., May 14, 4:15
p.m. Rm. 348,, W. Engrg. Bldg.
A and D Open House: Fri. and Sat.,
May 9 and 10, College of Architecture
and Design. Exhibitions, speakers,
movies and demonstrations will high-
light the two-day program. Exhibitions
will be throughout the school and also
In the area surrounding the school.
The public is invited.
Summary, action taken by Student
Government Council, May 7, 1958
Approved minutes of previous meet-
Approved following appointments to
the Human Relations Board: On se-
mester terms: Arlene Wolinsky, Mari-
anna Frew, Franis Shaman, One year
terms: Ellen Lewis, Elizabeth Ann
Wright, Perry Cohen, Oliver Moles, Na
Approved appointent of Larry Solo.
mon as Assistant Cairman of Nation-
al and International Committee in
charge of NSA relations.
Adopted the report from the Educa-
tion and Student Welfare Committee,
including the questionnaire, outlining
plans for administration of the Course
Evaluation booklet.
Approved motion calling for appoint,
ment of a committee to carry out the
needed functions in preparation of and
In completion of the booklet on Course
Evaluation at the time deemed most
desirable to this committee. This com-
mittee should be composed of the treas-
urer of SGC, the chairman of Public
Relations, a representative from the ex-
ecutive committees of the four organi-
zations, a representative from the exec.
utivecommittees of the four organi-
zations representing living unit and
two general editors.
Approved activities as follows:
May 13, International Student Asso-
ciation debate.,
May 17, Michigan Union, outdoor
Interim action: May 9, NAACP, dance;
May 10, Indian Student Association,
spring banquet.
Approved motion delegating the du-
ties of the Student Participation Com-
mittee to the Education and Student
Welfare Committee.
First Annual Business Leadership
Award, sponsored by the School- of
Business Administration. "The Busi-
ness of Management." Joseph M. Dodge,
chairman of the Detroit Bank and
Trust Company and recipient of the
award. Fri., May 9, 8:00 p.m., Rackham
Astronomy Department Visitors'
Night Fr., May 9, 8:30 p.m., Rm 2003
Angell Hall. Miss Edith A. Muller will
speak on "Solar Observations during
the Geophysical Year." After the lec-

ture the Student Observatory on the
fifth floor of Angell Hall will be open
for inspection and for telescopic ob-
servations of Jupiter and a double star.
Children welcomed, but must be ac-
companied by adults.
Psychology Colloquium: "Psychology
in Poland: Past and Present." Prof. M.
Choynowski, Polish Academy of Sci-
ences. 4:15 p.m., Fri., May 9, Aud. B,
Angell Hall.
Economics Club: Speaker, Dr. Sudhir
Sen, Director, Programme Division
Technical Assistance Board of the
United Nations. Topic: "Integrated Re-
sources Development in India - DVC
and Its Experience." Fri., May 9, 8 p.m.
E. Conference Rm., Rackham Bldg.
Spring Meeting, Michigan Linguistic
Society, Sat., May 10, 9:30 a.m., Rack-


Appraisal of New Plan


TH E LAYMAN and outsider, who has never
commanded great forces in war, or even
worked inside the Pentagon, must ask himself
how he is to decide what to think about the
Eisenhower-McElroy Plan to reorganize the
Defense Department. He can, of course, wait
to be told by those who know more than he
does about such affairs. Or he can, if he is
a little bolder, ask questions which he would
like to hear discussed.
The crux of the question is who is to direct,
and how is he to determine how to direct, the
strategy which is under his unified control?
According to the new bill, a Presidential ap-
pointee, the Secretary of Defense, is to make
the great strategical decisions and to direct
the control of their application.
But then we arrive at the real question. How
are these great decisions to be made? It is all
very well to say that they should be made by
the Secretary of Defense. But Secretaries come
and go. They are chosen from lists of politically
available men. The come from banking, from
law, from professional politics, from the auto-
mobile business and the soap business. How
does a man who has spent the first fifty years
of his life far away from strategic problems
go into the Pentagon, hang up his hat, sit down
at the Secretary's desk, and make the decisions
which he is supposed to make?
This is the question of how great establish-
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should get the available funds? Only by hav-
ing the issues argued by the contending ex-
perts, much as a judge in court decides highly
technical patent cases.
This brings us to the question which I should
like to hear thoroughly discussed. Does the pro-
posed reform of the Pentagon make it more
or less probable that the Secretary of Defense
and the President will hear the great issues of
strategy thoroughly argued out?
THERE is reason for wondering about this in
view of President Eisenhower's theories and
practice as to how the head of a great estab-
lishment should run his office. It is fair to say,
I think, that by and large his idea of a good
organization is one in which the chief does not
have to listen to arguments but can approve
agreements when his subordinates have argued
them out.
It is hard not to wonder whether in this plan
for the Pentagon he has not gone a long way
towards compelling the professional military
men to reach agreed conclusions before the is-
sues have been adequately argued out before
their civilian superiors.
THESE DOUBTS are not allayed by what the
President said at his press conference a
week ago about running his own office. No one,
he said, "can do the best job by just sitting at
a desk and putting his face in a bunch of pa-
ners. Actuallv. the inh when voii rme rumn

Ike Attempts To Freeze Antarctica Land Grabs

Daily Staff Writer
A LAND of penguins and icy
blizzards was brought into the
international spotlight with Presi-
dent Dwight D. Eisenhower's dra-
matic proposal that eleven other
nations join the United States in
a treaty designed to preserve the
continent of Antarctica for scien-
tific research and to prevent its
becoming a battleground.
Antarctica covers a 6,000,000
square mile area that is almost
as large as South America and is
nearly twice as large as the conti-
nental United States. Because of
its climatic and geographic condi-
tions, the continent is of great
scientific and strategic value to
the nations of the world.
The treaty nations would be
those conducting scientific work in
the Antarctic as part of the Inter-
national Geophysical Year. These
are Argentina, South Africa, Nor-
way, New Zealand, Australia, Bel-
gium, Chile, France, Japan, Bri-
tain, the United States and the
Soviet Union.

nations. However, in notes sent to
the proposed treaty fations the
United States said it had "direct
and substantial rights and inter-
ests" in Antarctica, including the
right to make a territorial claim.
The seven nations claiming
territory of Antarctica - Britain,
Norway, New Zealand, Chile, Ar-
gentina, Australia, and France--
are IGY participants there. Occa-
sional friction has been caused by
the overlapping of several of their
President Eisenhower said the
United States was "dedicated to
the principle that the vast unin-
habited wastes of Antarctica shall
be used only for peaceful pur-
"We propose that Antarctica
shall be open to all nations to
conduct scientific and other peace-
ful activities there," the President
said. ";We also propose that joint
administration arrangements be
worked out to insure the success-
ful accomplishment of these and
other peaceful purposes,
* * *

stance in which international
operation has been more success-
fully demonstrated.
The invitation messages said the
treaty was aimed to "assure the
continuation of the fruitful scien-
tific cooperation "already under
way. It "could have the additional
advantage of preventing unneces-
sary and undesirable political
rivalries in that continent, the un-
economic expenditure of funds to
defend individual national inter-

ests and the recurrent possibility
of international misunderstand-
The proposed treaty would be
held by the United Nations and
the cooperation of specialized UN
agencies would be sought.
The United States first put forth
the idea of such a treaty in confi-
dential and informal consultations
with the eleven nations in March.
The response justified the current
formal proposal,

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