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Immigration and
The Walters Bill

DETROITERS, coordinated by the Michi-
gan Committee on Immigration, have
been bombarding Washington in support of
offering anti-Communist refugees asylum
in this country.
They have been especially pushing the
Administration recommended Watkins Bill,
which would permit entrance of 240,000
anti-Communist refugees and natives of
overpopulated European countries during a,
two-year period.
The bill co-sponsored by Michigan's Sen
Ferguson provides for admittance of 110,000
escapees and -expelled nationals now living
in Germany and Austria, 15,000 now in
Turkey and Trieste, 75,000 immigrants from
overpopulated Italy and 20,000 each from
Greece and the Netherlands.
As a partial relief to the McCarren-
Walter Immigration Act, one of the most
prejudiced injustices ever perpetrated in
a so-called Democracy, 'the Watkins Bill
is deserving of all-out support.
Although both Eisenhower and Steven-
son denounced the McCarran Act in the
course of the presidential campaign and
Eisenhower promised that action for a
change would not be long put off, in his
State of the Union speech, n action of
any great consequence has been forthcom-
lng.
There seems little possibility that any-
thing will be done this session on his bill,
which is based on policy of outworn preju-
dices which Harvard's Prof. Oscar Handlin
points out, "now stand in the way of our
own national interest."
At the Michigan ...
SCANDAL AT SCOURIE, with Greer
Garson, Walter Pidgeon.
HOLDING TRUE to the Hollywood tradi-
tion of trying to please everyone, this
film manages to be diffuse enough to leave
no one with any lasting impression.
It concerns the adoption of a French-
Canadian orphan by a leading Protestant
couple in a small Ontario town during the
early 1900's. Starting out with the conflicts
raised by the difference in religion between
the child and her parents the plot races off
to trace the difficulties arising in her fath-
er's political career due to the religious
question. From this point the story degen-
erates into a series of Orphan Annie epi-
sodes punctuated.by fires, cloud burst, and
melodramatic reunions, eventually culmi-
nating in the usual happy ending.
Apparently, the main objective of this
movie is to provide "family" entertain-
ment, but in doing so it glosses over what
could have been a very fine portrait of
the conflicts caused by religious differ-
ences within the family. Actually the plot
attempts to bring back Mr. and Mrs. Min-
iver in a Canadian setting, but Greer
Garson and Walter Pigeon are older and
so is the story.
Donna Corcoran as the orphan manages
to overcome some of the plot's shortcom-
ings by acting her natural self, a feat ac-
complished by none of the other performers.
Greer Garson as the mother is adequate,
but inconsistent. Time and again she is
forced to completely change from the overly
sentimental mother to the firery defender
of her husband's integrity without achieving
a smooth transition. Walter Pidgeon as the
father is a complete disappointment. He

The law assumes, says Handlin, that "an
annual immigration of 150,000 is desirable
but makes it certain that number can never
enter by setting aside almost 70 per cent of
he quota places for countries like Great
Britain which are no longer producing im-
migrants."
Not only would liberalized immigration
laws benefit our own industrial situation
(Immigration has always had the effect
of raising the standards of native labor,
according to Handlin) but would serve as
means of proving our sincerity to millions
who question the paradox between our
lofty words and our not-so-lofty deeds.
Although the Watkins Bill is only a
small voice for justice, it is one step in im-
migration reform.
However, Detroiters fear, and rightly so,
that behind-the-scenes maneuvering by Sen.
McCarran (the Nevada Democrat who has
so staunchly opposed liberalized immigra-
tion) may stall the Watkins bill or any oth-
er similar relief measure from reaching the
floor in time for a Senate vote in this ses-
sion of Congress.
Thus far, McCarran has been successful
in blocking all such measures within the
Judiciary Committee-about 85 immigra-
tion and nationality bills are bottled up
awaiting congressional action.
It is to be hoped that the host of letters
and telegrams supporting the Watkins Bill.
will multiply and work as an instrument
forcing congressional action, affording lim-
ited but much needed relief.
-Gayle Greene
MOVIE
seems unable to portray more than one facet
of his personality throughout the film. Cast
as a rather stuffy, prosperous shop-keeper,
he maintains his stuff-shirt pose whether
he is expounding in the best William Jen-
nings Bryan manner or trying to act the
doting father.
This picture as so many suffers from
that illness known as "type casting."
There are the good people, exemplified
by Miss Garson and Mr. Pidgeon and bad
people, the newspaper editor trying to
foment trouble for the good people. The
results of such an illness is an unreal sit-
uation acted by unreal people ending in
what amounts to a fantasy. Thus Holly-
wood, in trying to create realism from
fantasy, ends up with a product that has
none of the attributes of either and most
of their faults.
Technically, this film is aided by the use
of technicolor, but again the use of the1
camera as a unique medium is disregarded.
Most of the scenes are indoors and action
is confined to a small acting area.
Such a movie might better be produced onj
the ordinary box stage rather than wasting
the camera's talents on such a static pro-
duction. There is an almost complete lack
of angle shots, use of shadows, and con-
trast, resulting In *a flat, lifeless feeling that
is reflected in the acting.
The film as a whole is a reflection of the
rut that Hollywood finds itself in. Such
innovators as Mack Sennett and D. W.
Griffith are gone. Perhaps the film as an
art medium will find new life abroad.
A short on sailing, and a Mighty Mouse
cartoon about mice hot rods complete the
program.

music
AT RACKHAM LECTURE HAIL .. .
Emil Raab, violinist; Benning Dexter,
pianist
TWO SONATAS, by Faure and Beethoven,
and Stravinsky's Duo Concertant pro-
vided the materials for last night's most en-
joyable recital of chamber music, presented
by Emil Raab and Benning Dexter
The program opened with the Beethoven
Sonata, Op. 96 in G major, which was that
composer's last effort in the violin-piano me-
dium. Though it is a work of melodic sim-
plicity, stating themes with variations and
ornamentations, and never becoming dyna-
mic or forceful, like the C-minor violin so-
nata, it does present performance difficul-
ties.t
In the first place the piano accompani-
ment is constantly interwoven with the vio-
lin line, not providing a firm body on which
the work can rest, but weaving contrapun-
tal figurations with the violin. A hairs'
breath of deviation between the two players
would destroy this interwoven effect, which
is what occasionally happened in the first
movement, but for the most part, particu-
larly in the development section of the first
movement and the second movement, it was
sustained.
Also a work of this type is without
strict metrical beats to guide the players,
as Beethoven wished to display his melodic
contours unhindered by such a precise
rhythm. Here Messrs. Raab and Dexter
occasionally rushed, the beginning of the
first movement being an example, but
after they had settled down, the master-
ful timing of Beethoven as to phrase
lengths was brought out. Altogether it is an
exquisite piece of music, and though there
is room for improvement in the perform-
ance, it was a satisfying presentation.
The contemporary work of the evening
was the piece of Igor Stravinsky. Though this
work goes back to archaic Greek forms for
structural inspiration, its moods are such
as to have meaning to anyone in a modern
audience. Not only jazz, but folk tunes, and
harmonic sounds reminiscent of much of
today's popular cinematic music provided
substance for this work.
These moods never become banal how-
ever, as they were immediately absorbed
into Stravinsky's terse, and meticulously
worked-out style. It was given an ener-
getic and virile performance, and would
have been the high spot were it not for
the extremely understanding performance
given the Faure Sonata in A.
For a long piece, the Faure is well propor-
tioned. Messrs. Dexter and Raab were here
eminently successful in defining it, with
Raab'sfine singing tone given free rein, and
Dexter supporting it with precisely ma-
neuvered digital movements. The concert
successfully opened our summer season.
-Donald Harris
New Books at Library
Ebon, Martin-Malenkov: Stalin's Suc-
cessor. New York, McGraw-Hill, 1953.
Hart, B. H. Liddell-The Rommel papers.
New York, Harcourt, Brace, 1953.
Hughes Langston-Simple takes a wife.
New York, Simon and Schuster, 1953.
Jeffersonian heritage. Boston, Beacon
Press, 1953.
Lowrey, Walter B.-Watch night. New
York, Scribner's, 1953.
Slote, Alfred-Denham proper. New York,
Putnam, 1953.
Sprague, Marshall - Money mountain.
Boston, Little, Brown & Company, 1953.

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women callers in men's residences are
restricted to the main floor of the
residence.
Next week, July 8, 9, 10 and 11, the
Department of Speech will present Max-
well Anderson and Kurt Weill's delight-
fully satirical musical comedy, Knick-
erbocker Holiday. This popular musical
uses New Amsterdam in 1647 as the
setting for making fun of present day
political activities. "September Song" is
one of the popular tunes from Knick-
erbocker Holiday. Miss Esther Schlos, of
the DetroitPublic Schools and guest
instructor in the Women's Physical
Education Department, is creating and
directing the choreography. Paul Miller,
Grad. Music, is conducting the orches-
tra and chorus. The entire production
is under the direction of William P.
Halstead of the Department of Speech.
All performances are in the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre at 8:00 p.m.
PERSONNEL INTERVIEWS
A representative from The Canada
Life Assurance Co. will be at the Bur-
eau of Appointments on Tues., July 7,
to interview men for Life Insurance
Sales positions. Although a degree is
not required for these positions, at
least 2 years of college work in Bus.
Ad or Education is preferred.
PERSONNEL REQUESTS
The Post Cereals Division of the Gen-
eral Foods Corp. in Battle Creek, Mich.,
has two openings for men, either June
or August graduates, in their Research
Department as Assistant Technologist
and Junior Technologist. Applicants
should have a B. S. in Chemistry or
Chemical Engineering.
For appointments, applications, and
additional information about these and
other openings, contact the Bureau of
Appointments, 3528 Administration
Bldg., Ext. 371.
Lectures
On the Symposium on X-Ray Dif-
fraction, Professor P. P. Ewald, of
Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute will
speak at 9:00 a.m. today on Fourier
Transformation and X-Ray Diffraction
of Crystals, and at 10:00 a.m. Professor
William N. Lipscomb of the University

of Minnesota will speak on Experi-
mental Studies of Crystal Structure;
Determinations and Interpretations of
Bond Distances in Aromatic Molecules.
The talks will be in 1400 Chemistry
Building.

WASHINGTON - The two big-
gest stories in the world today
are:
1. Riots behind the Iron Cur-
tain.
2. Depression clouds in the
U.S.A.
These two dwarf Korea. They
make Dr. Rhee's gymnastics look
like a punch and judy show. For
if the Kremlin can't keep law and
order at home it will have to drop
Korea like a hot potato.
Furthermore, if revolt behind
the Iron Curtain spreads, it could
begin the breakup of that un-
wieldy, heterogeneous mass of
peoples, 55 per cent of them non-
Russian held together against
their wills, called the Union of
Soviet Socialist Republics.
But-depression in the Unit-
ed States could offset all of Rus-
sia's trouble behind the Iron
Curtain, could make us look
just as red-faced as the Krem-
lin.
Here's the blunt score on both
fronts:
Most people don't realize how
deep and serious are the Czech-
German riots. In Pilsen, Czech
workers stormed Communist head-
quarters and raised the American
flag. In Handlova and Ostrava,
both Czech mining areas, workers
tore down the pictures of Stalin
and Gottwald. In Germany riots
occurred not merely in East Ber-
lin, but in many industrial areas.
The sabotage of the Soviet uran-
ium mines was serious.
Most important of all: it was
the workers who revolted. And
Red doctrine makes Communism
the leaders, the satiors, the pro-
tectors of the workers.
Though carefully censored, un-
rest also has spread to Hungary,
Rumania, Bulgaria. In Hungary
purge has followed purge in an
effort to fix the blame for what
is happening. Two of the doctors
who administered drugs to Cardi-
nal Mindszenty have even been
liquidated. Hungary is a great
agricultural country. Yet meat has
been so scarce that Premier Ra-
kosi has coiplained to the Krem-
lin that Hungarians can't get
enough food for goulash.
In Berlin two years ago, I
talked to East German youths
attending the Communist Youth
Festival who sneaked over to
the West Zone to get U.S. food.
They were Communists only be-
cause the alternative was the
uranium mines or the army.
They were obvious fodder for
revolt.
Again last winter, I talked to
German youngsters of draft age
fleeing across the border. Military
service for the Soviet was not for
them. But they were not then in
a revolting mood. Now they are.
Tragedy is that though the
United States for years has looked
forward to this day, we now offer
little hope, little leadership. Free
elections behind the Iron Curtain
were one proviso of the Yalta pact.
Now is the time for us to demand
free elections, this is our biggest
ace-in-the-hole, but we're not us-
ing it.
TIGHT MONEY IN US..A.
BIG STORY No. 2 is why the
Federal Reserve Board and
U. S. Treasury are shaking wor-
ried heads and holding day-long
meetings. Their worry may seem
a long way from the borders of
Germany and Czechoslovakia; but
when the Hoover depression first
faintly cracked across the busi-
ness horizon it was the Kredit
Anstalt in Vienna which closed

afford a drop in bond values from
$100 to below $90.
Equally serious has been the
tight money policy of the U.S.
Treasury.
When George Humphrey, the
able Cleveland coal and iron
operator and Ike's best friend
in the cabinet, took over the
Treasury department last Jan-
uary, everyone agreed that a
little deflation might be healthy.
So one of the first things his
advisers did was to end the Mor-
genthau-Snyder policy of short-
term government borrowing at
low interest rates.
John Snyder, Truman's Secre-
tary of the Treasury, had also
pegged the price of government
bonds at one hundred cents on
the dollar. This was the subject
of acrimonious debate between
the Treasury and the Federal Re-
serve Board, but Truman himself
finally stepped in to remark that
as a young man he had lost money
when liberty bonds slipped from
$100 to around $90 and he wasn't
going to have that happen again.
So U.S. bonds remained pegged,
despite protests that this caused
inflation.
Came January 20 and the new
Treasury-Federal Reserve officials
shortly unpegged the price of
bonds and hiked interest rates on
government borrowings f r o m
around 12 to 3% per cent.
The effect was twofold: a
drop in bond values and an in-
crease in interest rates through-
out the business world. Various
corporations, all set to finance
new plants or improvements,
suddenly changed their minds.
Borrowing the money was too
expensive. Detroit Edison, Ala-
bama Power, Union Tank Car,
the Chicago and Western Rail-
road were among those which
suspended or curtailed expan-
sion because of tight money.
This deflating trend may be
healthy. Some of it was consid-
ered necessary. However, it hap-
pens to coincide with a drastic cut
in the defense budget and when
government spending is being pull-
ed in with a jerk. All of this is
why inventories have been piling
up and danger signals have been
raised in the business world.
The last thing this nation can
afford is a depression, especially
at the crucial moment when parts
of the Soviet Union seem about to
fall apart.
Ever since V-E day the Kremlin
has banked on depression in the
U.S.A. This was their biggest goal,
the thing they have set their
hearts on. The capitalist system
was to be shown up as a tawdry
failure.
That's why riots in Berlin and
Czechoslovakia are interdepen-
dent with the problems of the
U.S.A.-both the biggest stories
in the world today.
MERRY-GO-ROUND
Dining at British Air Marshal
Elliott's home here the other
night, Sir Gladwyn Jebb, Britain's
diplomat who talks circles round
the Russians at the UN, praised
Ike's book-burning speech, "even
though illiterate," but couldn't un-
derstand why he reversed himself
on book-burning two days later
The cattlemen's lobby, which
yelled the loudest against meat
controls, is now starting to yell
for government relief against the
big drop in beef prices since con-
trols were lifted . .. The Institute
of Scrap Iron and Steel is con-

TO THE EDITORt
Snead Defended...
To the Editor:
MISS SNEAD was my friend.-
Though I have deserted her,c
I cannot let your aspersions go
unchallenged. For you and your
child will make her what she is:
the patient support of pillars ofc
order against youth's eager,, an-c
archistic arms. Would you havec
desired to test hero worship, had1
not she been teaching it? Would
you have learned anything byc
rote, useful as it might later be,.
had not she insisted?
And some day soon, you will be.
a papa, too bored to go to PTA,r
where Miss Snead will sit silent
under the watchful eye of her ad-
ministrator whose policies will
never concern you. Miss Snead
will not strike to better her work-
ing hours, though her quarrel is
with those who hire her, because
she would be striking at your child
and you. But when her energies
are ground down so she can no
longer raise the spark of inquiry
in your child's mind, you will dis-
parage her. It is easy to cast
stones at the defenseless.
And Miss Snead does care.
She sees herself in her mirror, as
well-silvered as the one you hold
up to her. But simultaneously she
feels the love of children which
drew her into the profession in
the first place. And so somehow
Miss Snead continues, in work
where she can not hope the right
man will come 'round the corner
(he'd rather be a million miles
from the job of 'minding' kids),
and where no one appreciates her
save those who have the opportun-
ity to take her money by lecturing
to her. With even these last, as
you yourself acknowledge, she still
keeps faith.
Consider the Miss Sneads of the
land: how they shrivel and with-
er away. And fie on you to mock
them.
-Katherine Limpus
EDITOR'S NOTE: Miss Limpus' at-
tention is called to the notice else-
where on this page that editorials ap-
pearing in The Daily represent the
views of the writer only and not The
Daily which has no "editorial policy."
SixtyThird Year
Edited and managed by students of
the University of Michigan under the
authority of the Board in Control of
Student Publications.

For the Conference on Functions of
aComplex Variable at 10:00 a.m. today
n the West Conference Room of the
Rackham Building, Mr. M. Ohtsuka
will speak on Boundary Components
of Abstract Riemann Surfaces, and at
11:15 H. L. Royden will speak on the
Problem of Type of Riemann Surfaces.
Professor T. C. Rosenbloom, Unive-
ity of Minnesota, will speak at the
luncheon sponsored by the Summer
rogram in Linguistics at 12:10 p.m.,
oday, second floor dining room of
the Michigan League. His topic will be
"A Mathematical Approach to Syntax.
The lecture topic for the Symposium
on Astrophysics for today, at 2:00 pm.
will be Galaxies: Their Composition
and Structure. Dr. Walter Baade, As-
tronomer, Mt. Wilson and Palomar ob-
servatories, will be the speaker. The
lecture will be in 1400 Chemitry Build-
ing.
For the symposium on Writing the
speaker will be John F. Mueh: He will
speak On Writing Nonfiction at 10:30
a.m., today, in 1006 Angel Hall. The
Manuscript Session will meet at 2:30
p.m. Room 1006 Angell Hall.
Professor William B. Halstead of the
Department of Speech will be the speak-
er for the Speech Assembly. His topi
will be Through Europe by Stage. 3:00
p.m. today, Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.
For the Popular Arts In America pro-
gram, Kenneth Millar, writer of mys-
tery novels and Coleridge scholar will
use as his topic, The Scene of -the
Crime: Social Meanings of the Detee-
tive Story. 4:15 p.m., today, Auditorium
A, Angell Hal.
Under the auspices of the Center for
Japanese Studies, Joseph W Ballan-
tine, of the Brookings Institution, for-
mer Director, FAr Eastern Affairs, De-
partment of State, will speak on Safe-
guarding the American Stake in East
Asia. The lecture will be at 8:00 p.m.
this evening in the Rackham Lecture
Hall.
Dr. Eric P. Hamp, University of Chi-
cago, will lecture on "Word Borrowing
and Phonological Structure in Italo-
Albanian" at the Linguistic FORUM
Lecture Thursday, July 2, 7:30 pm..In
the Rackham Amphitheater.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for William
Price Brown, Mathematics; thesis:"Aan
Algebra Related to the Orthogonal
Group," Wednesday, July 1, East Coun-
cil Room, Rackham Bldg., at 2:00 p.m.
Acting Chairman, C. J. Nesbitt.
Change in Orchestra Rehearsal Sched-
ule. The Summer Session Orchestra un-
der Josef Blatt, will meet on Wednes-
days at 4-6 p.m., in Harris Hall, instead
of 8:00 a.m., as previously announced.
All other rehearsals will be held at the
regular time, i.'+e., MTuThF 8:00 a.n.
Any students having conflicts at the 8
o'clock hour are urged to attend the
Wednesday afternoon rehearsals.
The first meeting of the Orientation
Seminar in . Mathematics for begin-
ning Graduate students will be held
Wednesday, July 1 in Room 3001 Angell
Hall at 3:00 p.m.
Concerts
Student Recital. Nancy Wright, stu-
dent of piano with Joseph Brinkman,
will play a recital in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the degree of
Master of Music at 8:30 this eve-
ning, July 1, in the Rackham Assembly
Hall. Her program will include works
by Bach, Dello Joo and Chopin, and
will be open to the public.
Student Recital: Ann McKinley, pian-
ist, will be heard in recital at 8:30
Thursday evenin, July 2, in the Rack
ham Assembly Hall, in partial fulf ill-
ment of the requirements for the Mast-
er of Music degree. Miss McKinley stud
les with Mabel Rhead Field, and her
program will include compositions by
Bach, Beethoven, Schumann and Ravel,
The general public Is invited.
Exhibitions
Museum of Art. Museum collections.
General Library. Best sellers of the
twentieth century.
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Gill-
man Collection of Antiquities of Pales-
tine.
Museums Building, rotunda exhibit.
Modern Mexican village ceramics.
Michigan Historical Collections. Mich-
igan, year-round vacation land.
Clements Library. The good, the bad,
the popular.
Law Library. Elizabeth II and her
empire.

Architecture Building. Lithographs by
students of the College of Architecture
and Design.
Events Today
Tonight at 8:00 p.m. in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre the Department:
of Speech will present the fantastic-
comedy, The Madwoman of Chaillot,
by the French playwright, Jean Gir-
audoux. This Drama Critics' Circle
Award winning play will continue
through July 4. The entire production
is under the direction of valentine
Windt of the Department of Speech.
Lane Hall Punch Hour. 4:45 to 6 p.m.
Everyone welcome.
La p'tite causette meets today from
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the wing' of the
northrroom of the Michigan Union
cafeteria. All students interested ini
speaking or learning to speak French
informally and Faculty members are
cordially invited.
Coming Events
Classical Studies Coffee Hour: Thurs-
day, July 2, 4:00 p.m., in the West
Conference Room of the Rackham
Building. All students in the depart-
ment, and others who are interested
in the Classics, are cordially invited.

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By STUART & JOSEPH ALSOP
PRESIDENT EISENHOWER'S problem
with his own party is agreeably sym-
bolized by Noah Mason, one of the unre-
constructed members of the House Ways
and Means Committee who are fighing the
Administration on the extension of the ex-
cess profits tax.
This small, brisk, genial, silver-thatched
old man thinks that Eisenhower is a great
President. In the chatty weekly letter that
he writes to his Illinois Congressional Dis-
trict, Mason has sternly berated the Ameri-
can business community for "just giving
the President passive support." But ask
Mason where he has stood on the main items
of that rather -small Eisenhower legislative
program, and you get some odd answers:
How did he vote on the Foreign Aid bill?
"I've been against all these giveaway pro-
grams from the start, and I was against
that one."
How about the renewal of the President's
government reorganizing powers?
"I was against that too."
And the Pakistan wheat bill?
"Another giveaway. I opposed it."
And the one year extension of the Re-
ciprocal Trade Act?
"I'm proud to say I've voted against
every extension of reciprocal trade since
I came to the House nearly seventeen

cord of continuous opposition to the first
Republican national administration in two
decades. There are a good many others like
him in the House,' from the Midwest and
the country districts of the East. He is a
phenomenon of some significance, worth
having a look at.
In a kind of way, to begin with, Noah
Mason is the American dream come true.
His family-he was the twelfth of thirteen
children-emigrated from Wales when he
was a child; and his father went to work
in one of the now-played-out Illinois mine-
fields. He did not have a soft childhood in
the little coal-town, and he went to work
himself, on a farm his father had moved
to, at the age of fourteen, but his proud,
ambitious, Bible-reading Welsh mother, who
lived to be ninety-seven, wanted her chil-
dren to be something--better than miners
and farm-hands.
She drove Noah to get himself an edu-
cation that was perhaps a bit haphazard,
but good enough in those days for a
school-teacher.
Before very long young Noah was Su-
perintendent of Schools in Oglesby, Ill.;
then Town Commissioner; then State Sen-
ator; and finally, member of the House of
Representatives from the Fifteenth District.
"If I'd stayed in the old country," he says
with a note of pride, "I suppose I'd have

he frequently remarks, to "relieve the over-
taxed by taxing the untaxed." By this he
means reducing income and corporate taxes,
while levying a manufacturers' sales tax,
taxing cooperatives, and depriving the
churches, charitable foundations and uni-
versities of most of their existing exemp-
tions.
More generally, Noah Mason would like
to repeal every item of social and economic
legislation of the last twenty years.
(Another favorite plan is to balance the
budget by selling all government power
projects on the open market.) He is 100
per cent protectionist, 100 per cent isola-
tionist. His twin heroes are Sen. Mc-
Carthy and Gen. MacArthur. And he
thinks that "the Communist threat from
within is much worse than the threat from
without."
"When I was sixteen, seventeen, eight-
een," he says, with a characteristic twinkle,
"I was almost a liberal. I took a nibble of
everything new. But now, some people
might almost call me a reactionary."
Withal, Noah Mason is not at all like the
bitter old men and cheap young demago-
gues who form the majority of his Repub-
lican faction. He is kindly, friendly, unas-
suming and altogether sincere in his pecul-
iar beliefs. None the less, the question re-
mains-and it is a pressing question-whose

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