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Sixty-Eighth Year
ted in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.

Not Be Spoiled

FROM THE very first scene, when star Tony Randall appe
screen made up as a one-man band promoting his ownf:
Success Spoil Rock Hunter" is a grand spoof of TV and
Even the screen credits are shown to a background of "cor
for shampoos, refrigerators, and beer.
Rockwell P. Hunter is a hard-pressed advertising man, n
executive, but living a clean life and engaged to his secrete
his agency is about to loose the Stay-Put Lipstick account, he
udderly attractive film star Jayne Mansfield to tell the worl

29, 1957


ilegory of Education's Woods

4E, in a forest very close
wise old squirrel named
best acorn gatherer in
espected squirrel, for, not
biggest hoard of acorns
,lso possessed a great deal
every type of tree and
forest of the world.
uld sally forth from his
ee and gather each sea-
Then he woulh carefully
separate them according
id put them in different
ir. the hospitable soil
, they would begin the
elp them stand by them-
y years ago, when Michy,
el living in a young forest,
ent in gathering acorne
g forest. However, if he'
was energetic and would
6a t get acorn trom :

posited in the hospitable soil around Michy's
tree, but many did mature into fine specimens.
To these, he -pointed with justifiable pride.
,BESIDES, a fev miles to the north, in an-
other part of the woods, there was another'
squirrel named Sparty who was also harvesting
acorns, but was using the *rong technique ..-
according to Michy's admirers.
But through the years as more and more
acorns were barvested by Michy, , smaller
and smaller percentage showed any change.
Perhaps it was because the caches were bigger
and more crowded. Or maybe it was because he
had so ,many acorns he could no longer give
each ons any individual examination before
putting it in one of the many depositing places.
For some reason, more and more acorns
seemed to get swallowed in the process and
Michy was growing fatter and fatter. By this
time, the forest was so big that other squir-
relp began moving In ehoosing oak trees and
haryesting, but Michy .still felt he had an ob-
ligation/ to take care of as many acorns as
be possibly could.
SQ R CONTINUED harvesting acorns, and
as he grew fatter and fatter. he grew less
and less energetic. Sometimes he lost track of
all his acorns and forgot to see if they were
taking root or Just lying dormant in the'.
soil he thought was so fertile. Also, he forgot
what the trees and shrubs in the other part
of the forest looked like.
Perturbed by this, he decided to climb to the
top of his tree and get a better look at the
forest around. him. But it was too late. As he
tried to leap to a higher branch, he misjudged
the drag of his excess weight and fell to the
ground, breaking his leg.
And so he lived hobbily ever after. Although
he could still gather in some acorns, Sparty
and the other squirrels moved in and began
harvesting most of the best specimens,

)N his own forest began to mature
~gathered more and more acorns
A the percentage of different acorns
woods began to decline.
he forest about him produced more
chy's caches grew. He built a few
s and enlarged the old ones so that
his hoard grew. Eventually he had
rns, all within ,the shadow of his
ree and' he predicted he would soon
0. .
many? Michy was a conscientious'
d felt he had an obligation to har-
ny acorns as possible to make sure
not lie around the forest floor with-
.g into useful trees that would bene-
ire woods.
re, not all acorns changed while de-

Integration and the .Law

., ,
iy j

A. Rock in the Road


IDING A PLANE back from Little Rock it
rather suddenly hits you that your three-
>re-years-and-ten have fallen in an age
ien history is galloping faster than ever
fore. Science has made things fast-it takes
hours to fly the girth of our nation-but
cial. man las made things faster.
T'he Second World War triggered the times;
gave the largely illiterate, mostly non-Cau-
dan, politically naive but inquisitive two-
.rds of the world a new place in the sun; it,
turn, toppled the stable but stagnant Western
perialist order, exploded the myth of. Asian
frIority and gave impetus to a new concep-
n of the ultimate society in opposition to
estern democracy-the Communist state.
In this competition the antagonists are Rus-
and our nation; at stake is the economic
d social dignity of the individual. In the
npetition both sides have fought to nearly a
Lw. While gross national product in this,
untry far outstrips the Russians, our lead is
inking - some and we are susceptible to
arges of inequality of income.
But it seems men are not primarily, con-
ined, in their choosingbetween the two sys-
as, with which system can offer them a
her income. Foremost, I hope and believe,
.the desires of socal man is the quest for a
itical arrangement which provides that the
nity' of the life that burns within each,, no
ftter what creed or skin, be respected and
tected by the state.
IS IN the area of human dignity, and only
n this area, that a political system can claim
idity. Here, American democracy has in-
ent advantages for outstripping the Soviet
te, but. it is tragic to report it is just in
s area that we have so shamed ourselves in
eyes of watching Africa. Asia, Latin Amer-
and the Middle East. /'
Secondary citizenship for the United States
gro has compromised our - democracy so
ch to the watching world that we may never
rieve our face. Though communism has
)ught much degradation of the human per-
tality to this era, positively it has presented
h a challenge to Western democracy that
Editorial Stafg
Editorial Director City Editor
NTNA HANSON:..................Personnel Director
MMY MORRZISON.............. Magazine Editor
NARD GERULDSEN ..Associate Editorial Director
LIAM H.NEY................Features Editor
SE PERLBERG ................Activities Editor
ROL PR-.NS.........Associate Personnel Director;
IES BAAD ................ .'. .... . Sports Editor:
JCE BENNETT.. .Associate Sports'Editor
IN HILLYER . ......,.......Associate Sports Editor
ARLES CURTISS .............Chief Photographer
Business Staff

we are being forced to clean linen left dirty
too long. Though I think there is some altruism
in President Eisenhower's program and moves
to secure more rights for the Negro, I think
there is too much political motivation, (if only
one-tenth of all noble moves were made with
noble motivation) and most, T think the Presi-
dent shows a 'considerable awareness of the
ideological struggle for the minds of men.
THIS world-view is what counseled the Presi-
dent t6 make an extreme move in Little
Rock, though he may have left the Constitution
in the dust.
Though this may seem evident, I must say
no such -visionary approach to the problems of
rights and integration (I equate the two terms)
is takenby leaders of the solid South.
Having just returned from Little Rock -
which cannot correctly be labeled part of the
solid South, though Governor Faubus made
relations between the races reminiscent of
Louisiana, Georgia, Florida. and South Caro-
lina when he ordered out the Guard-I must
say Washington must soon make a major
policy. decision. The most important domestic
question of our country is this: Is it important
enough to our good name throughout the world
to endanger our domestic morale by forcing, at
gunpoint, the integration and equality of the
races in the South and elsewhere?
If the answer is yes, then this nation should
prepare for some coming bloodshed when inte-
gration is forced upon the contrary minds of
deeper Southerners. In Little Rock, during con-
versations with men from the deep South, I
became convinced that federal troops would
be shot at before they marched into some Loui-
siana and Georgia towns. Though they be a
wrong and ignorant breed. they must be dealt
with slowly if bloodshed is to be avoided. I also
became convinced, and 90 years of history
support me, that these rights will not progress
of their own initiative.
What we have is a situation where there is
no longer a distinguishable road of moderation.
Washington now says "You obey or we'll send
troops"; the South answers "We'll not move an
inch 'ti] we have to."
WHEN MAKING our decision we should cone
sider the advice of the South warning us
against the evils of strong, unlimited central
government and indeed we must be vigilant lest
might be used for wrongs sake. But foremost
in our minds should be, I conclude from seeing
the problem first hand this past week, that
Negroes in the South are still being spit at,
slapped, called contemptuous names, frightened
from the streets at night, denied .the franchise,
forced into working for a "bos" whether it be
as a store hand or sharecropper, made to enter
different doors, drink and eat at different
places, see different football games and sent
to separate but not equal schools.
New Books at the Library

To the Editor:
MR. DRAKE's conviction (Let-
ter to the Editor, Daily on
Sept. 27), that an enduring solu-
tion to the integration problem
must be found in the South itself
and that an imposition by force
does not represent a solution so.
much as an exacerbation of the
conflict, is compelling.
But I am puzzled by his defense
of those who are opposed to com-
pletq integration as I am by his
hint of behind-the-scenes manipu-
lation of the South by Madison
I believe Mr. Drake mistakes the
intent of the law that is being im-
posed, for he confuses the equality
of status or egalitarianism, which
indeed may be one of the effects
of law.
I do not wish to minimize the
difficulties of enforcing integra-
tion by law, but I believe the ob-
jections he raises to the latter on
egalitarian grounds should be re-
L 2rved for the more implicit and
unflattering social sentiments now
overtly aroused in segrationists.
**, *
'HESE ARE far more powerful
than laws because they are not so
palpable, and it would be an eva-
sion to describe the egotism, pre-
judice, inferiority, insecurity of
segragationists, etc. as mainfesta-
tions of "cultural complexity."-a
a complexity, moreover, that
should be preserved from egali-
tarian sentiment.
It should be pointed out that it
is a virtue of the law to sometimes
confront individuals w.with their
own unexamined passions; if agi-

tators have thereby been taught.
the meaning of the "depersonal-
ized" abstyaction Mr. Drake de-
plores, viz., equality, the impos-
tion o'f the law may have accomp-
lished a lasting benefit.
In econonically depressed areas,
the search for social status may.
assume racist forms. The solicit-
ing of northern industry (e.g. tex-
tile manufacturers) to relocate in
the South, as the majority of
southern governers is aware, is a
means of bringing an increased
material prosperity to some of the
southern states, and they are not
blind to the fact that some of the
causes of social and racial conflict
may thereby be eliminated.
If Madison Avenue, then, is
lurking in the shadows, it is all
to the good.
-Robert Rosthal, Grad.
Philosophy Teaching Fellow
Unfair ...
To the Editor:
MR. WIEALEY'S comparison of_
Oxford and Michigan is un-
fair in some respects. He compares
Michigan's 23,00 students and
nine professors of philosophy with
Oxford's 7,000 students and 66
tutors of philosophy.
But there are more than nine
teachers of philosophy at Michi-
gan and only four Oxford philoso-
phy dons with the title of "pro-
fessor." Again, a better compari-
son would be between the number
of students of the humanities in
the two universities. This' would
still, I think, favor Oxford, but it
wouldn't look quite so bad.
The long history of both Eng-
land and Oxford as compared
with the Unitetl States and Mi-

chigan surely deserves more em-
phasis. And it should be noted that
G. B. Shaw was Irish, that Hume
was a Scot who never attended or
taught at Oxford, and that Lord
Keynes was a Cambridge man.
The suggestion that Oxford Stu-
dents do not attend lectures is
false: in full term there' are lec-
tures from 10 a.m. to one p.m.
and seminars.in the late after-
noon. The students Ire not re
quired to attend these, but I can
testify -that they were well at-
tended. The American and English
systems are rather different, but
they do have this in common.
--Charles E. Caton
To the Editor:
I'M AFRAID your editor missed
the significance of the integra-
tion melee.
It wasn't until Louis Armstrong
castigated the President that her
turned into a military despot. '
Sending 500 Federal troops to
integrate 11' Negro children in
Little Rock is a little silly!
-J. Anderson
No Plot...
To the Editor:
S THE -DAILY so inconsistent
that it can condemn the people.
of Little Rock for disregarding the
law, and at the same time plot how
its own representative could ille-
gally enter the restricted high
How did The Daily earn the
privilege of living above the law?
-Bill Fitzgerald, '58NR

uses Stay-Put on her kissable lips.
to be Jayne's Lover Doll to make
a big publicity splash.
To a constant background of
TV-type gratuitousbplugs(Jayne
reads "Peyton Place" in her bath-
tub, flies in a big TWA plane)
Rocky finds himself an overnight
success to his delight and dismay.
For while he is at last made a
V.P. and given his own key to the
glorious Executive Wash Room
(which he enters to the singing of
a heavenly choir), his true love
deserts him because she is Jealous
of bosom friend Mansfield.
After a big publicity jaunt which
has Rocky and Jayne traveling
around the world together making
headlines, there ,comes a grand
moment. The President of La
Salle, Larkin, Pooley and Crockett
decides to retire to a life.of horti-
culture. which is what he has
always secretly wanted, and give
the Presidency of the firm to
Rockwell whom "success will fit
like a shroud."
(Half-way through the film is
inserted an extraneous break, out
of respect for Television addicts
who expect thin sort of interrup-
tion. The wide-screen is reduced to
a 21" TV size, complete with dis-
tortion, flicker, high contrast and
real snow. This is a cunning
Now Success really begins to
spoil Rock Hunter who enters the
palatial President's wash room to
another chorus of Angels, But
somehow, the elusive success =fas
to please, and Rock deserts it all
to raise chickens with his secre-
tary; thus he emerges unscathed
after all.
So happiness comes to all the
principals of this film while the
cameras grind. Special praise must
go to Joan Blondell, 'Jaynes tra-
veling companion; .Betsy Drake,
Hunter's secretary; and Mickey
Hargitay, another ad-man. Their
supporting work is admirable.
Although there are occasional
moments when the parody is a
trifle heavy, when the philosophy
wears thin, when the devices be-
come overly noticeable, mostly
"Rock Hunter" is a bit of good
clean fun, even If' it occasionally
overflowsthe container. But then
how could an oganizatioq fail
with Rockwell Hunter as Presi-
dent and Jayne 'Mansfield as
Titular Head?
--David .Kessel
The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of the Univer-
sity of Michigan for which the
Michigan Daily assumes no edi-
torial responsibility. Notices should
be sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3519 Administration Build-
ing, before 2 p.m. the day preceding
publication. Notices for Sunday
Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
VOL. LXVI, No. 10
General Notices
All students who expect education
and , training allowance under Public
Law 550 (Korea G.. Bill) or Public
Law 634 (Orphans' Bill) must get in-
structors' signatures at last class meet-
ings in September on Dean's Monthly
Certification form and turn the com-
pleted form In to Dean's office by 5:00
p.m. Thurs., Oct. 3.
Varsity Debate Team, under the aus-
pices of The Department of Speech,
will hold its first meetinig of the se-
mester for all former and prospective
members at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Oct. 1 in
Rm. 2040, Frieze Building.
Meeting of all those interested in
Rhodes Scholarships in Room 2013,
Angell Hall, on Wed., Oct. 2, at 4:15
p~m. Application forms for Rhodes
Scholarships may be obtained at 2026
Angell Hall and should be handed in
on or before Oct. 18. Anyone inter-
ested who .is unable to attend the

meetingis. requested to see Clark Hop-
(Continued on Page 8)

But, in return, Rockwell must ag
Di lomac1
sociated Pres News Analyst
THE FIELD is now open for
plomacy to replace propaga
in American dealings with S
and the Middle East.
With the exception of Jor
with whom they may yet v
out a coexistence policy, the
states, including America's frie
Iraq and Saudi Arabia, are
forming their front.
Iraq, estranged from Syria s
she joined the Baghdad Pact,
now reached an agreement 1
the new Syrian regime for coo:
atlon on major all-Arab poli
Except for Jordan, the A
are uniting to defend Syria aga
the Western estimate that she
fallen under Communist rule
the sway, of Moscow. Kfing 1
has testified publicly and in
vate advices to Washington-
there is no basis for fearing i
Syria is to be used for aggres
against, her neighbors.
Joined with Syria's Foreign I\
ister Bitar in an 'expressed i
ingness to, confer With Secre
Dulles on a revision of the A
can approach,to the problem4
Dulles already had indicatec
least a partial sfteni g of
tough policy adopted when 8'
evicted American represenat
on charges they had interfere
her Internal ffairs,a
Reports have leaked out 1
the Americans, indeed, were
exactly passive in the maneu
which finally resulted .in the
by President Kuwatly of his -1
on the government.,
A good many 'nations ai'e
advising the United States to
further into the matter be;
trying to arraign Syria before
the United Nations as a ti
to peace.
around two major points. On
theindication that many de
tions will refrain from defini
action. The other' is that evide
is piling uAthat no. firm policy
ward Syria can be safely ado
until after further exploration.
There is fear in some ci
.that abuse will only. drive S
farther toward Russia, wher
they now consider the situation
Syria and Egypt, , though
the other Arab states, still
claim their belief that Wes
imperialism is responsible for t
troubles. They don't mentionjE
sia. But they are disturbed
cause the United States and
sia have made the Middle East
topic of a bitter propaganda w

Lost Love

New TV Breed Bows in,-Flops

FOR SEVERAL years the dom-
inant theme of dressy, evening
television was the "extravaganza,"
presided o v e r by vaudevillian
comics like Berle, Caesar and
Gleason. Though their passing was
largely unmourned, their reputa-
tions should be substantially en-
hanced by their successors, the
crooner impresarios.
Perry Como would seem the pro-
genitor of this breed. The personi-
fication of blandness, his popu-
larity is based on a uniform in-
offensiveness: his singing, though
not distinguished, is lilting, and he
carries on a not unpleasant banter
with a succession of guest stars.
He is, all in all, Just like your next
door neighbor,
41 * *
I PERSONALLY expect some-
thing more positive from enter-
tainment than inoffensiveness,
and would rather resort to my
next door neighbor first-hand
(though he is frenetic and mean,
he doesn't croon). I can, never-
theless, appreciate Perry's appeal
for many people.
But the TV moguls never get
enough of a good thing. Working

is too tired to be easygoing, they
resorted to Eddie Fisher, Julius La
Rosa and others of that ilk. In
this selection, the networks over-
looked the essence of Perry's popu-
larity, his inoffensiveness. If he is
an insult to the minority's intel-
ligence, the others are an insult
to majority's ignorance.
Of these, Julius La Rosa should
be cited as the principal offender;
a moronic clod that makes you
look forward to the commercial.
Julie fancies himself some sort of
gruesome sweetheart of the audi-
ence; mugging, leering and awk-
wardly delivering banalities and
primitive essays at wit.
His version of the "Perry Coma"
are the antics of a punch drunk
shaggy dog under the influence of
narcotics, whose unabashed, even
depraved, overtures of familiarity
are literally nauseating.
THE CROWNIN r blow of one of
his "affairs" is the appearance of
the guest star. The evening I
watched, it was someone named
Andy Williams, another "singer"
(this one doesn't even stay on
key). After Julie got over the
shock of his being there, and they
had slapped one another on the

"Andy . . '. let's talk about sing-
ing." That convulsed the audience,
but I couldn't get in the spirit of
the fun._
In contrast to Julie, who makes
'the worst of a poor situation, was
the hour debut of Polly Bergen, an
attractive girl whose singing was
no worse than many another "song
stylist" (denoting someone who
compensates for lack of quality
and training with volume and
One had to admire this gal's
courage. With inexcusable com-
posure she struggled with dialogue
that would have embarrasse. Ab-
bot and Costello. Her guest pack
made faces and beat one another
until even Julie (a guest) began to
show the strain.
But the studio audience, ordin-
arily appreciative in the worst kind
of pinch, couldnt muster a snicker.
AS THE DEBACLE proceeded, it
achieved a brilliant dramatic
pitch. Would the audience have
compassion, would Polly crack and
turn on Julie, or would Jack Car-
son save the day by committing
hari-kari, a beau geste that would
surely get a laugh?
As it turned out Julie intimi-

unions has suffered subst
tially since John McClellan's S
ate Labor Rackets Subcommi
began showing up corruption
the Teamsters Union last Feb
ary. Pollster George Gallup
week surveyed the U.S. on
question: "In general, do you
prove or disapprove of IE
unions?" Result:

Disapprove ....,..
No opinion.........



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