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Sixty-Eighth Year
Truth Wil 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 inus t be noted in all reprints.

Attacks on Stirbon

Rather Silly


"I'm Pulling Against Him"

THE REMARK that. Republican state repre-
sentative James Warner made last week
that the salary paid to a vice-president of the
University is an "unnecessary expenditure" has
a peculiar ring of irony and bitterness. It ap-
pears to be the efforts of a legislator, knowing
he has failed in his responsibility to his office
and his electorate, to save face.
It must be asked if Rep. Warner has a deep
and sincere interest in assisting the University
to economize in its operations or if he is simply
a little weary of having the vice-president of
whom he speaks continually try to influence
the Legislature to appropriate more money for
the University. Undoubtedly there is an element
of both behind Rep. Warner's statement, but it
is more plausible that the latter dominates.
THE YPSILANTI representative, however,
should not alone be criticized for his re-
marks. As wrong as they may be, there are
many other legislators who have said, in
essence, the same thing. They may attack "un-
necessary impractical courses" or "free rides for
outstate students" or research and experi-
mental projects or any number of other things.
Bit it all amounts to the same thing: legis-
lators' attempt to divert attention from their
own inability to solve the state's financial
problems by sharp criticisms of any operation
of the universities or colleges that may appear
wasteful. And so the broad and 'varied needs of
higher education, needs not possibly defined
in minutely itemized budgets, become sacrificed
on the idol of a balanced budget.
This year, the Republican-controlled Legisla-
ture saw fit to cut the 1958-59 operating bud-
gets of state colleges and universities under the
level for this year. The University will receive

Legislative Comment
Brings Response


almost a million dollars less. The irresponsibility
of this move in a time when the importance of
improved and more extensive education is
clearer than ever before, is undeniable. What
Rep. Warner and his colleagues who voted for
the budget cuts are trying to do now is make
apologies for their actions by more unfounded
criticisms of University expenses.
And there seems little doubt that Rep. War-
ner's more recent blast is unfounded. The man
of whom he spoke, William E. Stirton, is, in
part, a lobbyist-a most respectable profession.
But he has a much deeper interest in higher
education than simply bending the arms of
short-sighted legislators.
THE UNIVERSITY is not run entirely on
Legislative funds and student fees. Many
millions of dollars in money and gifts come to
the University each year from private citizens,
corporations and philanthrophic groups. And
only the universities and colleges can make
known to these individuals and groups their
needs. And it should not be left unsaid that
Stirton is not the only man charged with this
responsibility; indeed, the University has an
entire Development Council and a large In-
formation-News Service, to mention only two
groups, to tell what higher education in Ann
Arbor is all about.
Here, then lies what is potentially the most
important part of Stirton's work; for it is the
understanding of the public, the corporations,
the special interest groups and the public serv-
ice groups, rather than the legislators, that will
determine the attention higher education re-
ceives in the future.

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APut the Hound Out'

The No ' Go-Go' Blue


CREDIT the baseball team with the most pro-
found about-face in recent Michigan sports
annals. But it is a reversal of form not to be
encouraged or endorsed by fans or officials in
the upper echelons of the Athletic Department.
The youthful Wolverines (as many as six
sophomores have been in the starting lineup
at one time) raised many an eyebrow before
the Big Ten race started. They sported a for-
midable 10-3 mark going into Conference play.
When a group of yearlings can do that well as
a unit in its first few college games, the natur-
al expectation should be one of optimism.
The squad continued its remarkable pace
even through the first six league games and
was sitting on top, with a four won, two lost
record. However, as suddenly as Michigan had
raised itself to potential championship stature,
the 'downward trend began.
The Wolverines dropped a non-Conference
game to the University of Detroit by a 12-5
score. This was the team that Michigan had
completely mauled only two weeks earlier, 11-2.
SINCE that time Michigan has taken the field
seven times, and has come up with only
two victories. The Wolverines played one win-
ning game against a non-conference opponent
and the other against Northwestern, which is
mired in ninth place, only one-half game be-
hind Michigan.
Thus, the Wolverines has lost seven of their
last nine games. The only consolation that can
be salvaged, it appears, is that they can't lose
More Sports
THE NEWE$T addition to the list of Olympic
sports may well be penny pitching. Much
time is spent each day by aspiring copper-
peggers who line the sidewalks along the quad-
rangle walls and practice their craft.
Penny pitchers fall into three general cate-
gories. First there are the professionals who,
through seasons of practice, are able to casually
drop their Lincoln-heads within two inches of
the sidewalk cracks that serve as targets for
hundreds of dollars of pennies each spring.
The second category embraces the amateur
or casual pitchers who toss more or less regu-
larly for a couple of minutes after supper to
work off a heavy meal. These individuals con-
tribute the bulk of monetary support to the
game although the first category, or pros, in-
evitably end up possessing most of the capital
The third and last category includes the
very amateur and extremely casual flippers
who walk by several of the above pitchers, be-
come intrigued at the easy money to be had,
and end up contributing to the cause of the
first two.
These usually inept amateurs are beloved by
the other two groups, especially the pros, who
are extremely anxious and happy to have new
blood-money--in the game.
What manner of men are these sportsmen?
Perhaps their childhoods were devoid of ath-
letics thereby producing an insItiable urge to
participate in intercollegiate sports, even if on
the lower levels.
These bronzed young men who spend so much
of their time outside might just love the out-of-

more than three more, since the season ends
next Saturday.
To a constant observor of Michigan's dia-
mond fortunes, throughout the season there is
only one reason for the current lack of success
after such an excellent beginning. It is spelled
out as a-t-t-i-t-u-d-e.
Next to the physical condition of an athletic
team, the mental attitude toward the game
most determines its fortunes. It is indeed an
understatement to call the Wolverine's attitude
poor. They simply haven't acted like a cham-
pionship team, and after last weekend's dismal
performance, many were beginning to wonder
if they were a team at all.
They donned the white flannel uniforms,
carried gloves, and wore spikes just as any
other team, but their lack of hustle and lacka-
daisical appearance on the field was so ap-
parent that it was pathetic.
A quiet confidence distinguishes a champion-
ship team. This confidence is impressive and it
does wonders for winning ball games. On the
basis of its earlier games, Michigan was en-
titled to this, but somewhere along the line
something has faded.
Various incidents have led Coach Ray Fish-
er to throw up his hands in complete disgust.
Fisher, in his 38th and, final year as head base-
ball coach here, molded this team from the
middle of winter at Yost Fieldhouse, instilling
in it the baseball wisdom and knowledge that
he has gained during his seventy years. But
the one thing that the players didn't pick up
from Fisher was his unquenchable competitive
spirit, his desire to win above all else except
the sacrifices bf integrity and ideals.
The players couldn't have had a better
teacher along these lines than Fisher, and the
blame for having failed to develop a winning
attitude rests squarely on their collective
W HERE the turning point in the season
came is difficult to ascertain,-but one sus-
pects it might have been the loss to Detroit.
Before that contest even started, many of the
playeras expressed regret at having to play it.
They lacked any spark whatsoever, as if it was
a drudgery to take the field. Admitted, the
game offered little glamor and it wasn't in
front of the home folks, but what kind of team
is it that says openly that it wishes it didn't
have to play? It certainly isn't of championship
There is the possibility that Michigan might
Just have lacked the ability to win the title.
But a glance at the record of steady decline can
dispute this speculation.
Michigan defeated Michigan State Univer-
sity in a double header at the beginning of
Conference play. MSU has lost only one more
since then and appears headed toward the title.
MICHIGAN'S outstanding record compiled in
the early part of the season shows that
the talent is there. Only the spirit lacks.
The Wolverines can make their followers
forget about their miserable showings so far
by displaying some authentic fight and hustle
this weekend against Minnesota and Iowa. The
latter aggregation certainly should be the one
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WE ARE NOW firmly convinced
that Ann Arbor audiences are
a breed apart. There is historical
justification for it. Crawling around
in a dusty, forgotten corner of
the Student Publications Building,
we found a scrapbook of clippings
from The Michigan Daily 1904-
1908. You may thing Ann Arbor
spectators are a boorish lot now,
but we found a startling series of
articles the contents of which
make the current crop look like
Sunday School ttots by compari-
The first headline says: "Crowd
Raids Star Theatre-Windows and
Fixtures Smashed. Police Arrest
Twenty Men. President Angell Ap-
peals to Students." It seems that
the Star Theatre was a vaudeville
and silent flicks house located on
Washington. It charged a nickel
admission, but apparently that
didn't satisfy the students back
then. Here, in stirring prose, is
how it happened:
"IT IS ALLEGED that Saturday
night a party of four students were
seated in the theatre when House
Officer Schlimmer told one of the
students to stop whistling. The
student denied that he was whis-
tling. A moment later the officer
told him to stop scuffling his feet
and ordered him out. Whereupon,
the student got up quietly and
left. As he was passing out, it is
alleged that Manager Reynolds
said, 'That's right, officers, put the
hound out.' The three companions
admit that their friend slapped

the manager. It is then alleged
that the officer jumped onto the
student and cut his head open with
a heavy blow of his club. Some
two hundred students gathered
about the theatre that night . . ."
For sheer pulsating excitment,
you can't beat a good yarn like
that. But let's look at the circum-
stances, before we proceed. Whis-
tling and scuffling of feet! Indeed,
what would they do today with
wise-cracking, hissing, loud laugh-
ing blocks of quad men who so
delight in venting their spleen at
"Marjorie Morningstar"? Yet, we
must admire a man who will take
violent umbrage at the scathing
remark, "Put the hound out." Like,
how would you like it if they called
you a hound, like? Or something
equally canine?
Manager Reynolds, a sturdier,
more fearless type than today's
complacent Ann Arbor managers
made a curtain speech the next
day, quoted in the article. It might
be wise for all of us to clip this
and hang it on our walls to con-
stantly remind us that we are
living in the Brave New World. "I
am not running this theatre for
students," said Reynolds (fire
flashing from his eyes, we trust).
"I am running it for the people of
Ann Arbor, I am notcatering to
the patronage of the students. I
don't want any students in my
place. If there is any disturbance
I will be protected by the chief of
police of Ann Arbor, the sheriff of
Washtenaw county, the state mili-
tia and Governor Warner."

Yeah! How about that for a
credo? How many Ann Arbor
merchants secretly echo that phi-
losophy in the confines of their
rooms, we wonder. Picture your
dry-cleaner saying, "I don't want
the students in my place."
REYNOLDS, it turns out, was
just begging for trouble. He should
have known that you can't talk
that way to Michigan men and get
away with it. He should have
known that students like to whistle
and scuffile their feet in theatres.
He should have known that he was
inviting disaster, for we are a
ruthless lot, today and ever.
Witness this. follow-up article.
The headline is rather good: "Two
Thousand Students Wrecked the
Star Theatre Last Night-Police
,Unable To Subdue Them. Fire De-
partment Called Out bltt Students
Cut Hose and Steal Lengths. Win-
dows Smashed. Even President
Angell and Dean Hutchins Could
Not Calm the Temper of the Col-
legians. One of the Wildest Nights
Ever seen in Ann Arbor." They did
write long headlines in those days,
but good ones.
Now we are not inciting you to
riot. No, let us be thankful that
we live in a grand world where stu-
dents can scream louder than
stereophonic sound. But, we do
think that there must be some-
thing in Ann Arbor that turns out
such a wild breed. Perhaps it's the
In any case, go blue .. .

(EDITOR'S NOTE: The folowing
three letters are part of an exchange
between Student Government Coun-
cil and the Michigan Legislature con-
cerning the University's operating ap-
propriation of 30 million dollars.)
Protest ..
To Members of the Legislature
of the State of Michigan:
AT ITS MEETING April 23. 1958,
Student Government Council
adopted the following statement
and directed that it be brought to
the attention of the members of
the State Legislature:
"The recent allocation by the
State Legislature to the University
of Michigan failed, by $900,000, to
meet last year's grant and failed,
by $9,000,000, to meet the Univer-
sity's actual request for funds for
the coming academic year.
"The student government Coun-
cil of the University of Michigan
feels that this is certainly a matter
of grave concern.
"In this year of tremendous
demands on American higher edu-
cation, in this year of increased
Federal activity in the area of
higher education, it is inconceiv-
able to us that such a situation
should exist. In the last year, more.
students have been graduated from
our high schools than in any pre-
vious year. Therefore, more per-
sons are academically qualified to
go to college. In the last year, the
cost of education has risen higher
than ever before, and ;therefore,
fewer persons are financially cap-
able to go to college.
"For these reasons, the Council
finds the Legislature's action in-
compatible with the existing poli-
tical, economic, and social situa-
tion. The Council would like, at
this time, to express its disappoint-
ment with the action taken by the
State Legislature."
-Maynard Goldman
Reaction . . .
Dear Mr. Goldman:
AS'AN alumnus of the University
of Michigan who has the well
being of our beloved institution at
heart, I was certainly disappointed
to receive the type of letter that
you sent out on May 9th to the
members of the Michigan Legisla-
ture. A man in your position
should certainly know that it is
the duty of the Michigan Legisla-
ture to enact legislation that is to
the best interest of the State of
Michigan as a whoe and to make
.appropriations according to the
funds available and inproportion
to the relative needs of the various
departments and institutions.
It is certainly disappointing to
find that an institution like the
University of Michigan should
have the bad grace and poor taste
to criticize the governing body of
the State as you have done in this
letter. To my mind it is extremely
poor publicity and certainly will
not rebound to the credit of the
university or be of assistance to
them in their dealings with the
Legislature in the future.
- -Rep. John W. Fletcher, '10E
(R-St. Joseph)
Report . .
Dear Mr. Goldman:
WISH TO acknowledge your
letter of May 9, 1958 containing
the resolution passed on April 23rd
by the Student Government Coun-
cil of the University of Michigan.
I wish to inform you that I share
the views contained in the resolu-
tion and did everything I could, as
the Democratic Floor Leader of
the Michigan State Senate, to ob-
tain adequate appropriations for
our institutions of higher learning.
I regret to inform you that I
was unsuccessful.
-Sen. John B. Swainson

Complaint «
To the Editor:
IT'S ONE THING to be against
an organization that requires
segregation. It's quite a .different
thing to be for an organization
that requires integration.
A common attribute of both in-
tegrationist and segregationist is
a disregard for individual freedoms
--especially the freedom of choice.
For these reasons I think many
of your editorials on this subject
are unnecessary, improper, and
uncalled for. Personally I think
this University should be com-
mended for its moderate approach
and its respect for the rights of
-John F. Luden
Confusion . . .
To the Editor:
IREP. James Warner (R-Ypsilan-
ti says that the University vice-
president's salary is an "unneces-
sary expenditure," and Michael
Kraft calls Rep. Warner- idealistic.
Rep. Warner is wrong and, after
reading Mr. Kraft's ambiguous
editorial, one is forced to infer that
he doesn't clearly understand the
lahiO.tiv nrnre.p

can supply is readily available. A
great deal of this data is useful to
the legislators because it is accur-
ate and reliable. That is why the
functional representation which
special interest groups provide is
generally encouraged by legislative
Every state supported college in
the state sends a top administra-
tive official to Lansing at appro-
priations-hearings time to make
their needs known. MSU is also
represented at the Legislature by
a vice-president.
Thus, Vice-President Stirton
performs a vital function when he
presents carefully prepared state-
ments and exhibits to the legisla-
ture to apprise them of the Uni-
versity's budgetary needs, It is
quite obvious that, if Stirton had
not represented the University at
the appropriations hearings, the
University's budget wouldn't have
fared nearly as well as it did.
-Jerry C. Bosworth, '59
The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of the Univer-
sity of Michigan for which the
Michigan Daily assumes no editor-
ial responsibility. Notices should be
before 2 p.m. ,the day preceding
publication. Notices for Sunday
sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3519 Administration Building,
Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
General Notices
Automobile Regulations: The Un!-
versity automobile regulations will be
lifted with the completion of classes
on Wednesday, May 28, 1958. Office of
the Dean of Men.
Late Permission: Women students
who attended the Drama Season play
on Mon., May 19, had late permission
until 12:05 a.m.
Recommendations for Departmental
Honors: Teaching departments wishing
to recommend tentative June graduates
from the College of Lit,, Science, and
the Arts, and the Sehool of Educ. for
departmental honors (or high honors
in the College of L.S&A., should rec-
ommend such students In a letter de-
livered to the Office of Registration
and Records, Rm. 1513 Admin. Bldg., by
noon, Mon., June 9, 1958.
Attention June Graduates: College of
Lit., Science, and the Arts, School of
Educ., School of Music, School of Pub.
Health and School of Bus. Admin. Stu-
dents are advised not to request grades
of I or X in June. When such grades
are absolutely imperative, the work
must be made up in time to allow your
instructor to report the make-up grade
not later than noon, Mon., June 9, 1958.
Grades received after that time may
defer the student's graduation until a
later date.
Journalism Awards Assembly will be
held Wed., May 21, in Aud. A, of Angel
Hall at 3 p.m. Department awards and
scholarships will be announced. V. V.
McNitt of the McNaught Syndicate will
present the McNaught Medals for Ex-
cellence in Journalism.
The Alpha Phi Omega office will be
closed from Fri., May 23, until further
The University of Michigan Sympho-
ny Band under the direction of Dr.
William P. Revelli will present an out-
door concert on the Diag at 7:15 p.m.
Thurs., May 22. In event of rain, the
concert will be held in Hill Auditorium.
The program will include stirring
marches, original contemporary works
for band, and music from several
Broadway musicals. Karl Wirt will ap-
pear as a trombone soloist with the
Band and Warren Jaworski will present
a vocal solo with band accompaniment.
Persons planning to attend the concert
are asked to bring blankets, for seat-
ing accommodations are limited.
The Univesity Choir under the direc-
tion of Maynard Klein, will perform
the Brahms Requiem on Wed., Mray 21
at 8:30, in Hill Auditorium. Soloists for
the performance wil Tbe Irene Kunst,
soprano, and Jerry Lawrence, baritone
and Nelita True will be the accom-
panist. The program will be open to
the general public without charge.

Student Recital: Paul Moore, who
studies with Benning Dexter, will pre-
sent a piano recital at Rackham As-
sembly Hall at 8:30 p.m. Thurs., May 22.
Mr. Moore's recital, which is presented
in partial fulfillment of the require-
ments for the degree of Master of Mu-
sic, will include compositions by Bach,
Schumann, Bartok, Debussy and Cho-
pin, and will be open to the general
Academic Notices
Sociology Colloquium: Speaker: Prof.
J., Milton Yinger, Prof. of Sociology,
Oberlin College, on "Current Interest
in the Sociology of Religion" Wed.,
May 21, 4:00 p.m. E. Conf. Rm., Rack-
ham Bldg.
Study in Italy: The Cultural Division
of the Italian Embassy is accepting
applications for study in Italy. Only
those presently working on a Master's
program are eligible. For further in-
formation, call the Graduate School
Offices. For application forms, write to
The Cultural Division of the Italian
Embassy, New York Office, 690 Park
Ave., New York 21, N.Y. The deadline
is May 30, 1958.
Botanical Seminar: Robert M. Johns,
Dept. of Botany, will speak on "Physo-
derma Dulichii." Wed., May 21, 4:15
p.m., 1139 Nat. Sci. Bldg. Refreshments
will be served at 4:00 p.m.
Speech Assembly: Short speeches by
6 students, who will be introduced by
6 other students, all from Speech 31
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De Gaulle Called Great Idealist

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Drew Pearson is
now in Europe and reports on the
French crisis from Paris.)
PARIS - You can get almost
any opinion you want of the
most important man in France to-
day, but the probable fact is that
nobody really knows what General
de Gaulle stands for on such im-
portant questions as Algeria, least
of all the rabble-rousers in Al-
geria who want him to take over.
Those who know de Gaulle inti-
mately, however, say that his ideas
are so progressive that the Al-
gerian colonialists would be
shouting out of the opposite side
of their mouths if they really
knew them. De Gaulle favors a
confederation of North Africa
linking Morocco, Algeria, and Tu-
nisia, with virtual independence
for Algeria.
Franklin Roosevelt once report-
ed that de Gaulle wanted to be a
combination of Jeanne D'Arc and
Georges Clemenceau. W i n s t o n
Churchill, referring to the Cross
of the Free French, once re-
marked: "The Cross of Lorraine
is the heaviest one I have to
bear." Cordell Hull, when Secre-
tary of State, referred to de
Gaulle's organization as the "so-
called Free French." -
4,* *

War II found him to be tempera-
mental, conceited, strong-willed,
but frequently able to put his fin-
ger on what was wrong with Allied
policy. In the summer of 1943 he
wrote a letter to the British and
American governments comparing
Allied strategy to the beating of
a drum.
"No one man is beating the
drum," he wrote, "but a host of
beetles are bouncing up and down
on it and they think they are
beating it."
A lot of people at the time
thought he was right. Even during
the war de Gaulle had ideas about
autonomy for the Near East and
North Africa, and had a stormy
session with Churchill over Egypt
and Syria. Critical of British mili-
tary leadership, de Gaulle offered
to take over the entire Allied com-
mand in North Africa.
* * *
INSTEAD Churchill called a
press conference in which he
blasted de Gaulle as a latent fas-
cist, accused him of stirring up
the, French and Arabs in Syria
against the British, and claimed
de Gaulle leaned toward French-
Russian control of Europe.
It was Roosevelt, however, who
ridiculed de Gaulle perhaps more
+han, mhuv'hill Ha litxh in

"We made numerous overtures
to both sides with no success," ex-
plained Roosevelt. "Giraud was
willing, but de Gaulle turned us
down flat. Finally, in desperation,
I suggested to Winston Churchill:
"'Let's have a shotgun wedding.'"
Churchill got a big laugh out of
this. Roosevelt went on to explain
that he promised to produce the
bride - Giraud - if Churchill
would provide the groom - de
Gaulle. Churchill said he would
carry out his end.
"Finally came the day of the
wedding. We had the church, the
Padre (FDR pointed to himself),
the bride and the gun. But the
groom failed to show up. Church-
ill couldn't produce him. When
asked what the trouble was, the
Prime Minister shook his head
sadly. De Gaulle, .he said, had
changed his mind.
"THE situation looked pretty
hopeless," Roosevelt continued,
"but then I had a bright idea."
"Who pays de Gaulle?" he
asked Churchill.
The Prime Minister replied: "I
do. I say, I hadn't thought about
that.nGeneral de Gaulle is being
financed by the British govern-
ment. I believe you have some-
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