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Sixty-Eighth Year

nted in The Michigan Daily exp ress the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.


3, 1957


atellite Control Should Be
it Noiw While Problem is Small

S and 22 other nations
ations, Friday, to make
ament agreement which
per atmosphere, now
Russian earth satelliite.
called for resumption of
by the. UN's five-man

the 23 made the same proposals
Ac rejected at the disarmament
London last summer-interna-
of atomic bomb tests, nuclear
,he production of fissionable ma-
he limitation of conventional
ap agreed inspection system in
,t of the world's fringe of space.
nry Cabot Lodge, head of the
delegation to the UN, has said
rol question could be taken up
committee if there was "general
e United States, with the advo-
plan, assumes the responsibility
again a plan that the Russians
defeated. No matter how fair
seem to the United States and
sponsoring nations, it is fairly
he plan is not one that will be
e. Russians.
[AN ,non-acceptance the inevit-r
, nothing will have been gained,
ths of haggling, arguing, and
ill have :been lost. For lost, un-
ver, will have been the chance,
ontrol of satellites while there is

only one in the air, before the skies-and thus
the issues involved-become more crowded.
The United States should be able to under-
stand, with experience gained from the post-
World War II Baruch Plan for atomic control
and later attempts, that it is simpler to try to
solve a question in the beginning.
For the period of time is short, very short,
before new satellites of either nation will be
able to do more than rain only radio signals
to the earth.
And in that timedespite any justification the
United States may feel in taking up, conven-
tional disarmament questions first, it has a
moral duty to make every effort to gain some
workable kind of satellite control for the world.
SATELLITE CONTROL should remove one
't obstacle that has plagued previous disarma-
ment questions-the refusal of Russia to con-
sider inspection of its.vast land areas. Satellites
will be up in the air where, although there are
problems of identification, there can hardly be
a hidden satellite.
But this advantage will only provide a slightly
smoothed path. There are certainly many other
obstacles ahead. The United States should not
provide its own obstacle course by {insisting on
the discussion of old disarmament questions
first. Instead, by showing itst willingness to
consider the satellite control problem alone, it
will have taken the first step needed to provide
a solution to the satellite problem, which is now
only in its infancy.

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IN THE GREAT and dim mon-
tage of Hollywood film biogra-
phies that have been produced in
the past several years, only a few
particular movies can be accurate-
ly described as distinct, three-di-
mensinoal, or outstanding. Like
"Moulin Rouge" or "Spirit of St.
Louis," "Man of a Thousand
Faces," the life story of Lon Chan-
,e is one of the few in this cate-
gory that deserve adjectives of
praise. It is not a great movie, but
it is an interesting one.
Lon Chaney, as most people even
of this generation realize, was a
famous character actor of the
silent era. The son of deaf mute
parents, he started his dramatic
career as a vaudeville clown. After
an unfortunate marriage with a
singer, Cleve Creighton (Dorothy
Malone), he began to take advan-
tage of his somewhat unusual
talents by playing bit roles in the
silent films. His conceptions of
characterizations were perceptive
and unique; within a few years,
he achieved stardom.
** * ,
A BALANCE between Chaney's
personal history and his profes-
sional one is not always achieved
in this film. A portrayil of the
man's marital difficulties and his
devotion to his- son is perhaps,
necessary for continuity in the
movie, but much more might have
been made of the connection be-
tween his childhood background
and the characters he splayed on
the screen. His fascination with
the grotesque was ont entirely
commercial and a closer study of
Chaney's methods and personality
might 'have made this move more
consistently worthwhile.
James Cagney does an adequate
job in the title role. The fact that
the was able to play this curiously
amorphous part at all is a credit
to his acting ability, but he occa-
sionally fals to .evoke adequate
sympathy from the, audience a~t
crucial noments. He is supported
by a small cast whose acting is
onnocuous and uninspirational,
but since the main emphasis of the
plot seems to be upon the facts
rather than upon the friendships
of Chaney's life, this' perhaps is
* , *
DESPITE 'protests to the con-
trary,, most biographies are not
suited by nature to dramatic pres-
entation. The fact that they must
be narrative, and that events,-must

Football Fortunes Forecast

Chaney Bio grapl
D~iverting, Worthw



i Sheds Light on S. W. Africa

? NATIONS took an important;
Vs ago to break, the stone wall of
icles built by the Union of South
ast few years.
eda -Askembly's Trusteeship
ed iday to establish a com-
tiate with South Africa on the
th-West Africa-a territory held
m since it was taken from Ger-
rld War 1.
Shas denied the United Nations
uncil jurisdiction of South West
UN has been annoyed not only
rica's boycott of discussion on
ut also with her application of
Icies to South-West Africa. The
ses a percentage of native popu-
han South Africa's.
MrITTEE appointed to-negotiate
Africa could succeed in re-estab-.
Nest Africa with an international
cJhomic value would be lost to

South Africa for the territory is arid and
unproductive. However, if the UN were to
establish in South-West Africa a program of
aid and education within the native population,
South Africa's control over ier own nearby and
related native populations could very well
Undoubtedly South Africa realizes this, and if
the negotiations committee succeeds at all it
will probably first be forced to withstand fur-
ther debates and further boycotts.
WERHAPS the most* important aspect of the
UN stand on the South-West Africa question
is that the larger question of segregation in
South Africa has been brought to the attention
of the world.:
In the words of Thanat Khoman of Thailand,
chairman of the UN Trusteeship Committee,
"We must be fully alive to the fact that we
have now reached an important point in the
history of South Africa."

Not A Prayer? -. .
(Editor's Note: The following let-
ter continues what is becoming a
Michigan tradition. -Charles Carroll,
'56, presents his annual denunciation
of Coach Oosterbaan and his fore-
cast of Michigan's football fortunes.)
To the Editor:
SUGGESTION to the Michigan
football fans: You'd better give
up all championship hopes for .this
Fall now if you want to avoid bit-
ter frustration and emotional On-
guish later.
Bennie Oosterbaan is still the
head coach, and as long as he is,
Michigan will never win another
football championship.
It may seem strange to criticize
a man whose teams have had the
best record in the Big Ten since
he became head coach. However,
let it be noted that Bennie has had
very good material during his en-
tire tenure as head coach, while
he has not won a championship
since 1950.

wasn't a question of a bad play
here and there; we simply were
not playing good football as a
This year we don't have the
same tremendous manpower ad-,
vantage over all conference foes.
Michigan State and Minnesota
have material which is about equal
to ours, so we don't have a prayer.'
h Bennie will never get another
chance like the last two years, and
he even blew those two; so be hap-
py if Michigan finishes third this
We shouldn't lose more than one
, or two games, but if we lose three
r four, don't feel bad. Things
likethat, happen every Fall.
S--Charlie Carroll, '56


I Caught Of f V guard

'IN OTHER WORDS, since Bennie
ran out of players trained by,
Fritz Crisler, Michigan hasn't
done nearly as. well. Every season
since 1950 has been a big dis-
appointment, with the sole ex-
ception of 1954. In that year, a
fantastic group of sophomores
carried the Wolverines to a sur-
prisingly good season.
But the next two years were the
greatest disappointment of all. We
started both of these seasons with
the most good players and fewest
weaknesses of any team on the Big
Ten. But somehow we couldn't
make progress, while other teams
caught up with and passed us. It

The Rules .. .
To The Editor:
APPARENTLY t h e University
has reached the size where it
no longer feels it owes its students
or alumni anything other than the
education which they have, pur-
I can well realize the privilege
we have in being able to house
weekend guests in the residence
halls. However, as a senior, many
of my close friends are now alum-
nae who wish to return to visit
Michigan "at least this one last
The incidents which has insti-
gated this letter is purely repre-
sentative to me and is by no means
a personal affront; yet, when a
graduate made plans to attend the
Michigan State game but couldI
not arrive at any other time ex-
cept ih the middle of the night,
the handling of her problem struck'

me as illustrative or just how un-
important the alums and the sen-
iors are to the University.
Under no circumstance could anl
exception be made, permittin~g her
entry into the dormitory at this
time, and under no condition could
the rule be relaxed for a person
who once was a heavy contributor
to the functions of women on
campus. '
I am not requesting action or
change by writing this letter. Only
one major point do I wish to
stress. The dorms recognize the
importance of upperclassmen,
especially to live damong the fresh-
men, and they have attempted to
maintain their presence whenever
It is because of this that I feel
there must be something which
will encourage seniors to remain
in University housing, and this in-
flexibility of regulations does not'
seem to be the proper technique to
encourage our voluntary presence.
-Ann Rothman, '58
A Point...
To The Editor:
IT IS WITH great reluctance that
I bring the following matter to
your attention. A number of us
consider that the actions of the
cheerleaders .of the ,University's
football games when a touchdown
is being converted are a ,parody on
a religeous ceremony! nd there-
fore offensive.°
We are sure that if the student
body were aware of this, they
would ask that this gesture be
-Mahmoud Haddad, Spec.E

makes the achievement of any
the impressive ironies 'that res
from simultaneous action aim
"Man of a Thousand Faces" I
the good forrtune tox be' writi
around a built-in irony: the ch
of parents who Wyre nomat1
their emotional life but defec
in their adult physical exsten
Chaney developed into a man w
although physically healthy;
emotionally deaf and dumb. T
opportune biographical fact sa'
'the movie from triteness and gi
it a measure of intrinsic'drama
--Jean W11oughb
suspension bridge in the wo
will soon link Michigan' two :
ninsulas, bringing a new frc
tier to primeval forestland.
The 100-million-dollar span, b
ing rushed to completion to meel
Nov. 1 target date for openi
stretches five miles across t
Straits of Mackinac (pronounc
ed Mackinaw, like the city
Mackinaw, like the city is spelle
Its towers reach upward as hi
as a 47-story building above 't;
treacherous, blue-blacks curren
Beneath, they reach down almc
half that far into bedrock,
The straits, which stand betwe
the Michigan peninsulas, are t:
water bridge between Lakes Mict
gan and Huron. With the adve
of the Mackinac bridge, it b
comes a sort of land apd wat
IN THE 120 years that Michig
has been a state, the effects
division have become accentuat
In the Lower Peninsula populati
has grown, swelling with the i
dustrial complex created by t
automobile industry. ' .
In the Upper Peninsula,ison ti
has helped preserve essentially
pine woods wilderiness. The
hunting and 'fishing attract
steady stream of vacationers, a
until .recently the major Indust
has been -dwindling copper ai
iron mining.
Hunters will be the first to ben
fit from the bridge. They beg
flocking to the Uper Peninsula
the coming weeks, for the de
season dpening Nov. 15.
On some openiig 'days, ca
have been lined up for 15 mil
and have waited 24 hours for fe
ry space to get across the stral
on the overtaxed and slow stat
operated ferries.
The fleet of five boats, emplo
Ing some 400 men afloat a
ashore, will pass out of operaitI
when the bridge opens.
,All the feriies couldn't haul 5
cars -A once, but the bridge ci
handle 3,000 each way per hot
Where the ferry ride took. 30
'55 minutes, the bridge is a 1
minute drive.
nonstop. There are toll booths
the northern end. The fee0is $3.
per automobile, regardless of t
number riding. Ferries charg
$2.75, plus 25 cents for the driv
and each passenger.
Financed by revenue bonds, t
bridge was designed by Dr. Day
B. Steinman, a New York. co;
suti ng engineer who has drea
up some 300 bridges on five co:
He said the Mackinac bridge w
built to withstand the most, j
vere weather blasts coming out
the Great Lakes. The bridge c
take winds of 632 mph. The hig
est winds in the straits are

From anchor block to anch
block the ihackinac bridge is 8,6:
feet long, compared with 6,450 f
the San Francisco Golden Ga
Bridge. The Mackinac's total su
pension is 7,400 feet; the Gold
Gate's, ,450.

follow in chronological


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'through Fri., Oct. 14 to 18, at the Union,
Engineering Arch, and Diagonal from
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tethird of the Thomas Spencer Jer-
ome lectures will be given on Man, Oct.
14 at 4:15'p.m. in Aud. B, Angeli Hall.
Professor Adcock will speak on "The
Authority of the Senate."
Concerts "
ORGAN RECITAL: Robert Noehren,
University Organist, will open his fall
series of recitals at 4:15 this afternoon.
in Hill Auditorium. During this series
of programs Professor Noehren will
complete the performance of the mu-
sic written, for the organ by Johann
Sebastian Bach. The recital todaywill
include his Prelude and Fugue in C
major, eight chorale preludes, Trio-
Sonata No. 5 in' C major, and Prelude
and Fugue in G minor. Printed copies
of the complete series of programs will
be available at the door prior to the re-
cital. The general plblic will be admit-
ted without charge.
(Continued on Page "8)

UFIFICIENT FACTS are available now for a
sober criticism of the United State's, short-
mings as revealed when the USSR launched
e first successful earth satellite.
I am particularly apprehensive over the atti-,
de the President has taken toward the Soviet
hievement. The 'New "ork Times quotes him
his press conference: "The Soviet success,
said, does not increase his apprehensions
er the national security of this country by.
ze iota'." Neither the known facts, the com-
mts of informed Americans close to the scene"
the actions of the United States government
em to support the President's assessment.
The facts are that the Soviets are at least one
ar ahead of the United States in the develop-'
mt of an ultimate weapon-the rocket mis-
e Russia has also taken the first step toward
base that has considerable military signi-
ance-the moon. These facts should also
veal something about the relative states of
estern and Soviet science. Since 1945, the
viets' progress has been astounding, and we
e now to a point where, while we are gain-'
', too, the Soviet is fast catching us. We
ploded the first atomic bomb in July of 1945;
st atomic pile in 1942; the Soviets followed
sely. We tested the first hydrogen bomb in
vember of 1952; the Soviets detonated one
year later. The Soviets beat us, however, by a
ar in dropping the first hydrogen bomb from
airplane. Our largest cyclotron has a 6 bil-
n volt capacity; the Soviets top us with a 10
lion volt machine. We run second in jet air
nsports, and likely, fighters and bombers.
.yone who, knowing these facts of science
d with an awareness of science's application
the military, can view the Soviets' latest
entific coup as not militarily significant is
her pitifully naive or speaking with tongue
HY ARE THE SOVIETS besting us in some
scientific fields and making general gains
ross the board? I believe too much credence,
put on the explanation that a totalitarian

defense. While this has some basis, there are,
other explanations of our failings in the sci-
ences. We must not forget that for the past
sever years fear has crept into almost every
corner of. this country's intellectual life. One
man -a nol-deceased senator from Wisconsin
-can be. blamed for this retarding stifling of
scientists, academicians and government em-
ployes. On top of the fact that fine minds are
not honored in the United States as in Europe,
that an egghead's role is a defensive one, now
brilliant men are stifled by the subversive-
hunters. Also, as Walter Lippmann observes, the
American people labor under a belief that a
good political-economic system is one which
provides the maximum of consumer goods and
only some public goods - defense, education,
science, technology, the arts.
MORE SHORT-RUN answers to why toe
Soviets are fast catching us center around
the Administration's failure to see ahead and
,act accordingly. As Press' Secretary Haggerty
admitted, the Soviet Sputnik "did not come
as a surprise" in Washington. Thus, the Ad-
ministration saw the impending crisis and did
nothing. constructive, many things destructive.
The President's economy budget has made
crucial cuts in basic research budgets. To strike
a close note, read this New York Times report'
"The spending limitations are threatening to
curtail some of the United States projects in
the International Geophysical Year... The Air
Force contract with-the University of Michigan
for instruments for several high-altitude re-
search rockets, for instance, is in an uncertain
status." It was the 'President's Secretary of
Defense who once said of basic research, "I
don't care what makes fried potatoes brown or
grass green.",
In addition, most observers now admit it was
a mistake to sever the United States satellite
program from our miissile program and give it
to the Navy last year. What we need in these
critical times is not competition among the
services for primacy, but cooperation and

T"' odTraics?

Daily Television Writer
SOME OF YOU have probably
wondered, as I have myself,
what usefilpurpose this column
serves. It certainly doesn't b'enefit
anyone for me to comment on an.
outstanding presentation and ad-
vise them to tune in on it last
week if they get a chance.'
,Though for some reason; a re-
viewer feels compelled to assume
an air of authority, I don't fancy
myself a connoisseur and don't
hold with "culture dictatorship,"
even as practiced in the English
Aside from feeble stimulation of
television aficionados, I m i ght,
justify my efforts as a prolonged
editorial 'addressed to the snobs
who pride themselves on their
eschewal of the medium. Not the
discriminating who feel that the,
time investment just doesn't offer
a sufficient return, but profes-
sional art appreciators who con- .
demn it entirely because it isn't
ed aloof from the legitimate thea-
tre when Shakespeare's greatest
plays were being produced (they
are now its staunchest adherents).
But they were comparable in every
way tq the present TV upstart,

obvious types, and the supporting
characters stereotypes. We eagerly
accept- the consequences of this in
Shakespeare, but will not tolerate
it in a contemporary.
Without attempting to under-
stand the psychological basis, I
would ascribe this to the greater,
generosity we afford anything in
a slightly foreign idiom. Sophisti-
cation gives way, with much re-
lief, to an alien setting. We can
enjoy star-crossed lovers in Japa-
nese films, the Italians can be as
bombastic as they please, and sen-
timentality 'is welcomed in Walt'
Since I also suffer from this
brand ;of cynicism, it is gratifying
to have it occasionally overcome,
as it was last week by Studio One's
presentation, The Morning Face.
* -* *
IT IS DIFFICULT to convey the
merits of a drama that deals with
the sentimental in unbroken Eng-
lish, for it' can only escape being
corny through artistry, and that
is impossible to reproduce.
Nor did this piece escape the
aforementioned ills of the TV
treatment. You could level a bar-
rage of adverse criticism against
it, but when the barrage has lift-
ed there remains a lyric, poignant
and sincere exercise.
The story concerns 4 young
teacher (Barbara Bel Geddes) in

finds the math teacher a sensual,
inconsiderate boy, and discovers a
slumber of valuable qualities in the
English teacher. The ending inti-
mates high hopes for their mutual
The play leans heavily on the
development of the English teach
er's ,philosophy, 'but. it is injected
so unobtrusivefy, and with such
nice touches of introduction and
relief that far from objecting to
it, I enjoyed it.
His views would probably fail to
imipress anyone as remarkably
astute or original, but I'm not
sure they have been aired before,
aid doubt that they have been
re'ndered with more facility.
They achieved ,auniversal sig-
nificance rather-than being limited
to the peculiar circumstances of a
small group, as has been the rule
with most of the good -TV work.
Marty's problem, after all, was
only applicable to an ugly Bronx
* * *
THE ENGLISH teacher was a
creep, but by ho means a carica-
ture. The role, which received an
admirable interpretation, avoided
the stiff, prim cliche and produced
a v e r y human and individual
creep, who compelled a sympa-
thetic response not through a
justification, but a defense of his'


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