THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 1954',
PAGE TWO THE MICHIGAN DAILY WEDNESDAY, YU?4E 30, 1854,
The Effect of Crowley's Testimony
Upon the 'Bored' American Public
By DIANE AUWERTER
THE surprising reversal of testimony by Francis
Crowley, former University student, did not
drastically reverse the course of many lives.
For the people named before the House Un-
American Activities committee, it will mean a
changed way of living, perhaps. They may suffer
economic difficulties as a result of it, and many
of them, even those who were specifically men-
tioned as former Communists, will carry a so-
cial stigma with them for a long time.
People who read the story in this morning's pa-
pers, however, probably did not even comment
upon it. In fact, they may not have read beyond
To most of them, former Communists, Inves-
tigating committees and the Fifth Amendment
are such old stories that they do not need nor
This is partially a good situation. It means
that the national hysteria which threatened sev-
eral years ago is a thing of the past, although its
remants hang on, particularly in the academic
It is also a very dangerous situation. As long
as people are not carefully watching the tactics
of these investigators, and are allowing them to
continue making a mockery of the Bill of Rights
and the traditional American freedoms, men who
are more interested in power than in morality can
proceed pretty much as they please.
Moreover, there is a danger that the lack of
interest in present day abuse of civil liberties
is not only a result of boredom but also of con-
The average American is faced with a Jekyll-
Hyde dilemma. If he thinks about the problem at
all, he despises a Crowley for turning informer in
order to save his own skin. At the same time, he
wonders if perhaps Crowley and in turn, Velde,
Clardy, McCarthy and others, are not fighting
Communism with the best tools available. So he
has pushed the problem to the back of his mind
and refuses to think about it at all.
The solution to the problem is too often ennu-
merated to be mentioned here. It calls for closed
hearings, FBI investigation and regular court pro-
cedures in dealing with men whom the evidence
shows are interested in violent overthrow of the
country and alignment with a foreign power.
The way to achieve this solution is not by run-
ning away from the situation. Such a national
retreat can lead only to further stifling of free
expression, increased international tension and
allowing the investigating committees to run
roughshod over whomsoever they choose.
Instead, the present problem demands clear
thinking and direct action from every American.
A congressional election is coming up this fall.
Turning those congressmen who have expressed
approval of the present investigating program out
of office would afford the Administration with
positive proof that people have had enough of
publicity-minded "Red" hunters. Public expression
of disapproval from those who are not afraid of
injury from the Committee is certainly needed.
But most important of all is that people not
simply forget about nor ignore the unpleasant
drama which the Committee hearings afford, lest
they wake up to find they are sleeping the sleep
"Yessir - Peacetime Use of Atomic Power"
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By J. M. ROBERTS, Jr.
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
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At Rackham Lecture Hall: Mabel Rhead Field, successful musical performance is beautiful tone.
pianist. Program: Bach, Toccata in F-sharp Furthermore, this sound must not be the harsh,
minor; Scarlatti, Sonata in E major, Pastorale, compelling percussion of a technician, but more
and Sonata in A major; Schumann, Phantasie, the rich, opulent sonority which demands at-
Op. 17, Schubert, Moments musicales, Op. 94; tention by its beauty alone. Once the ear is initially
Chopin, Fantassie, Op. 49. captured, the intricate patterns and subtle wan-
derings of the melodic phrase sustain the atten-
JT HAS BEEN almost a decade since Mabel Rhead tion, and the climaxes work themselves out un-
Field retired from the University faculty. In consciously as the listener is carried along by their
the meantime, her reputation has become almost ebb and flow. It was this beautiful tone, how-
legendary. A following of close friends and ad- ever, which made of this concert a tremendous
mirers, recognizing the decline in the number of musical experience.
musicians like Mrs. Field, and the need for young-
er musicians to experience her type of approach to It was also this tone which made the later
her art, have twice succeeded in bringing her works on the program generally more success-
from retirement. ful, for only with the last movement of the
Schumann, with its rich modulations, was it real-
In a series devoted to the Beethoven Violin ized. The Schubert was a delicate chain of six
Sonatas performed with Gilbert Ross, several years (or was it seven?) beautifully sustained moods;
ago, Mrs. Field revealed that she still possessed the and seldom have I heard such meaningful in-
remarkable musical gifts which so long distinguish- dependent lines and such an exquisite web of col-
ed herhi the international music world. And or made of the left-hand arpeggios as in passages
again last night, her admirers were able to again from the Chopin.
experience her profound insight into music.
On the first half of the program, the ScarlattI
Mrs. Field belongs to a generation of pianists group was perhaps the most enjoyable. Of the
whom we, by virtue of our rather feeble ac- three, the first was by far the most unique, pos-
quaintance with them, must designate by a no sessing all of the character of a 19th-century
more discerning term than "musical person- "Characterstuck" and at the same time the deli-
alities." The only such "personality" many of cate tastefulness of its own centry. Mrs. Field's
us have heard is Myra Hess; inferior recordings performance only illustrates how the gift of lyric-
and enthusiastic reminiscences add to our dists ism, which she so beautifully possesses, oversteps
such disparate names as Joseph Lhevine, Moritz the canons of any historical period, when it pro-
Mozzkowsky (both, incidentally, teachers of Mrs. jects the delicate beauties of this type of work.
Field), Josef Hoffman, and even as far as performers of the calibre of Mrs. Field have,
Vladimir DePachmann and Olga Samaroff-Sto-
kowski. except in a few instances, disappeared from the
musical scene. We have our own great perform-
It is symptomatic that we must include such a ers today, who attract larger audiences and in-
wide range of artists in the same category; yet our duce just as great enthusiasm as the performers
present-day artists-the bravado technicians, the of thirty and forty years ago. These greats have
exponent of the piano as a "brittle" and "percus- much to commend them; in many ways they are
sive" instrument, and alas now even the tender superior to their predecessors. Yet, as one hears
spirits of the television screen-all have lost this performers like Mabel Rhead Field, one wonders
charm and appeal which characterized these "per- if, in our demands for a more down-to-earth ex-
sonalities." pression, we are not losing sight of that quality
Mrs. Field's performance proved more than any- which makes us able to call a performance inspired.
thing else that the most important element in any -Donald W. Krummel.
Democratic congressmen who at-
tended the recent White House
briefing on Far Eastern problems
came away with a depressed feel-
ing. The depression, they said,
was not so much because the situa-
tion was grave but because the
administration didn't seem to know
what to do about it.
The closed-door session gives sig-
nificant insight into how Eisenhow-
er and Dulles were thinking dur-
ing their talks with Churchill.
President Eisenhowr started the
briefing with a short pep talk in
which he called for bipartisan sup-
port. Then he introduced Under-
Secretary of State W. Bedell Smith,
just back from the Geneva con-
Gloomily, Smith reported t h a t
France is ready to accept an In-
dochina cease-fire at any price,
and we will probably have to go
along with it. Inasmuch as we dic-
tated the armistice terms in Ko-
rea on the ground that our boys
were doing the fighting, the French
are now insisting on fixing the
terms in Indochina for the same
The United States, the undersec-
retary of state told the senators,
is prepared to draw a "fighting
line" in Indochina, which would
embrace Laos, Cambodia, and part
of Vietnam. And if the Reds cross
that line, the United States would
be willing to fight. Smith left the
impression, however, that the Reds
would demand occupation of all
Vietnam-the wealthiest and most
populated part of Indochina-and
that the French would let them
get away with it.
Secretary Dulles spoke up dur-
ing one part of the briefing to say
that he "thought" India might join
an anti-Communist alliance if the
Reds tried to invade Laos and
Cambodia, because of India's cul-
tural and religious ties with these
two small states. But he quickly
added that he had no positive vi-
M e a n w h i 1 e, Undersecretary
Smith reported that the Chinese
Communists are already wooing
Laos and Cambodia. He left the
impression that, as soon as the
military offensive is halted, the
Reds would start a political offen-
sive with honeyed words and "sil-
ver bullets" to win over the rest
Only senator who fired any real-
ly hot questions at Smith and Dul-
les was Knowland of California,
the Republican Senate lader. The
Democrats asked few questions
and there was no apparent desire
to embarrass the administration.
S e n a t o r Knowland, however,
questioned Smith rather sharply
as to where the final "fighting
line" will be drawn in Indochina.
If we draw a fighting line now,
and proclaim that we will fight at
that line, would we not draw an-
other line later, Knowland asked,
and then retreat still farther to
another line: Smith and Secretary
Dulles never gave him a direct
answer. They talked around in
Undersecretary Smith admitted
that we were getting next to no-
where with the Southeast Asia al-
liance. The key, he said, was In-
dia., and he indicated that England
was taking her cue from India.
The report was so gloomy that
Secretary Dulles flt compelld to
give a little cheery talk and try
to end the conference on an op-
"The Mendes-France government
more nearly expresses the will and
spirit of the French people," Mr.
Dulles beamed. He interpreted this
of the pro-American Laniel govern-
Dulles told the senators that the
Geneva conference which he once
described as the hope of the world
could not yet be judged a failure
because it wasn't over yet.
As the Congressional group 'filed
out, Congressman Vinson of Geor-
gia snorted: "Hogwash! Pure hog-
He was so loud that the states-
men who had brewed the so-called
"hogwash" couldn't help but over-
He Judged Oppenheimer
Admiral Strauss could well have
been more careful about picking
the judges to pass on Dr. J. Rob-
ert Oppenheimer in the most im-
portant test of a top scientist in
the history of the nation.
It now develops that Strauss
picked as one of the three judges
a man whose company had once
exchanged valuable patents with
Hitler's Germany and Mussolini's
Italy before Pearl Harbor; who
also urged commercial links with
Soviet Russia; and who, when head
of another company, tried to send
airplanes to South America in vio-
lation of the laws of the United
He is Tom Morgan, former head
of Sperry Gyroscope, who voted
that Dr. Oppenheimer, though loy-
al, was a poor security risk and
might leak information to potential
Among the charges against Op-
penheimer was that he once had
Communist friends, though it was
stated that he had given no infor-
mation to Communists. However,
the New York Times of Nov. 23,
1934, reports that Tom Morgan was
a featured speaker at a dinner
honoring Peter Bogdanov, head of
the Russian Trading Corporation.
Bogdanov was returning to Russia,
and Mr. Morgan, with other New
York business leaders, met at a
big dinner to say goodbye and pay
him tribute. "Behind the speakers'
table," said the New York Times,"
.hung the red flag of Russia
with its crossed hammer and sick-
Morgan was then president of
the Curtiss-Wright Aviation Corp.
He was chairman of the Curtiss-
Wright board when, a few months
1 a t e r, March 30, 1935, Curtiss-
Wright tried to ship four bombers
to Bolivia, then engaged in the
Chaco War-in violation of the U.S.
Neutrality Act. As a result, Cur-
tiss-Wright was criminally posecut-
ed and fined $260,000, with two of
its subsidiary executives fined $11,-
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The Guatemalan struggle seems
now to have deteriorated into a
familiar pattern of Latin American
For the time being at least the
original objective of the Guatemal-
an army and the invading rebels
against the Communist-backed Ar-
benz regime has been accomplish-
ed, to the great satisfaction of the
United States, and now what seem-
ingly is a third force has entered
the contest for control of the coun-
Everybody is calling everybody
else who doesn't support his fac-
tion a Communist. The real Com-
munists, pursuing the traditional
Lenin tactic, having run into a time
of setback, have retired to lick
their wounds and regroup.
First reports of the coup upon a
coup which ousted the new army
junta before it had time to turn
around suggested formation of a
faction in Guatemala City which
either represented invading rebels
under Col. Castillo Armas or could
come to terms with him for organ-
ization of the government.
Exact word of what was happen-
ing was lacking. The situation was
so vague that the Interamerican
Peace Commission first called off
its investigative trip from Wash-
ington and then called it on again.
Of first interest, of course, were
the reports that the latest group
in control at Guatemala City had
begun cease-fire negotiations with
When that has been settled, the
next thing will be for the United
States, acting both diplomatically
and through the Organization of
American States, to see what can
be done to prevent the Guatemalan
Communists from repeating the in-
filtration of the government which
produced the present crisis.
IT IS WITH satisfaction that we
note a moderate and realistic
tone in the statements coming from
President Rhee and his Govern-
ment in Korea. They give an as-
surance that there will not be, at
this time, any unilateral Korean
action that might forfeit United
Nations support and jeopardize the
chance of a future settlement.
There is need for patience in Seoul
no less than here and one can ap-
plaud the long-suffering Koreans
for any evidence of that further
The Koreans made no secret
of the fact that they approached
the Geneva conference in an at-
titude of complete disillusion and
complete skepticism. They did not
expect the conference to produce
a just and honorable formula for
the unification of a free Korea,
and their judgment in this respect
-shared by many non-Koreans-
has been justified. The conference'
defined the issues and made it
plain that the Communists had no
wish for a free and united Korea.
It did not, and could not, go fa'rther
There is a suggestion in the news
dispatches that the present mod-
erate line that is being taken in
Seoul is linked in part to the re-
quest for further firm pledges of
military support. The Korean at-
titude toward that support seems
reasonable enough. The United
Nations, and the United States,
have been sponsors for the free
Government in the Republic of
Korea. That free Government is
still in danger, and for this reason
the renewed request for substan-
tial aid and substantial assuranc-
es should be received sympatheti-
cally in this country. It is in our
own interest that a free Korea be
defended. It is in the interest of
humanity that free Koreans be as-
sisted to rebuild their ravaged
There will not be a quick and
easy solution in Korea. Geneva
showed that more plainly than
ever. So Korea must be patient
and we can assist to that end by
being sympathetic and continuingly
-The New York Timeps
M. MENDES-FRANCE is an in-
tellectual and as such is painfully
aware of the inevitable disparity
between thought and action, es-
pecially in politics. He seems to
believe it is easier to serve his
country as Mayor of the small town
of Louviers than as a member of
the National Assembly. He once
remarked that as Mayor he could
see real results of his labors-
better roads, schools, gas and
electrical installations-but that as
a Deputy about all he could take
credit for was a law about rabbits,
which, when passed, had quite
ceased to resemble what he had
The French National Assembly
is not the best place to acquire
faith in the translation of ideas
into facts. France has perhaps an
over-supply of intellectuals, but in
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 1954
VOL. LXIV, No. 7S
Regents' Meeting Friday, August 6,
9:30 a.m. Communications for considera-
tion at this meeting must be in the
President's hands not later than July 29.
Applications for Fulbright Awards for
graduate study or research abroad dur-
ing the 1955-56 academic year are now
available. Countries in which study
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Interested students who hold an A.B.
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Persons not enrolled in a college or
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Applications for Buenos Aires Con-
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Interested students who hold an A.B.
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of Independence Day.
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Cercle Francais: The Summer Session
Circle Francas will meet weekly on
Wednesday evening at 8:00 through the
month of July, in the Michigan League.
A varied program of music, talks, games,
and discussions is planned. These meet-
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dents of Ann Arbor who are interested
in France and things French. No prev-
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welcome. Consult the League bulletin
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La Petite Causette: An informal
French conversation group will meet
weekly through July in the Round-Up
Room of the League, Fridays at 3:30. A
faculty member and a native French
assistant will be present but there is
no formal program. Refreshments are
available nearby, and all persons inter-
ested in talking and hearing French
are cordially invited to come.
The University applies certain restric-
tions to the use of automobiles by its
students. The following students,hafter
registering their automobile with the
Office of Student Affairs, are exempt
from any driving restrictions during the
1. Those who in the academic year
are engaged in professional pursuits, as,
for example, teachers, lawyers, physi-
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Students who are not exempt in ac-
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participation in outdoor sports such as
golf, tennis, and swimming.
3. Married students who are under
twenty-six years of age.
At the time of registration each stu-
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Parents may not bring children other
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The US. Civil Service Commission has
announced an examination for City
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ments include a bachelor's degree with
major study in city or regional plan-
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years professional experience in city or
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duate study may be substituted for ex-
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offering an examination for Foreign
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professional foreign language experi-
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mediate opening for Continuity-chief.
While experience is preferred, a new
graduate with background in radio may
McLaughlin Osteopathic Hospital,
Lansing, Mich., needs the services of two
female laboratory Technicians.
Prairie View Agricultural & Mechani-
cal College, Prairie View, Texas, is in-
terested in hiring men graduates in Me-
chanical or Architectural Engineering
for positions as instructors in its School
Pennock Hospital, Hastings, Mich.,
has an opening for a general, registered
(or eligible for registry) (ASCP) tech-
nologist, man or woman, to serve as an
assistant supervisor of the hospital's
For additional information concern-
ing these and other employment oppor-
tunities, contact the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 3528 Administration Bldg., Ext.
Seventh Annual Conference on Aging,
auspices of the Division of Gerontology.
June Breakfast. 8:15 a.m.,Michigan Un-
Linguistic Luncheon Lecture. Herbert
H. Paper, University of Michigan will
speak on "The Dialects of Elamite."
Wednesday, June 30, 12:10 p.m. Michi-
gan League. Cali ext. 2785 before 10 for
Speech Department Assembly. "Prob-
lems of Responsible Communication."
A. Craig Baird, Profesor of Speech, State
University of Iowa. 3:00 p.m., Rackhan
Near East Lecture Series, auspices of
the Department of Near Eastern Studies.
"The Dead Sea Scrolls and Biblical Re-
search." William F. Abright, Professor
of Semitic Languages, Johns Hopkins
University. 4:00 p.m., Auditorium B,
Near Eastern Studies Lecture. "The
Dead-Sea-Scrolls and Biblical Research,"
by William F. Albright, Professor of Se-
mitic Languages at the Johns Hopkins
University. Wednesday, June 30, 4:00
p.m., Auditorium B, Angell Hall.
Woman in the world of Man Lecture
Series. "What Should Colleges Teach
Women?" Mirra Komarovsky, Depart-
ment of Sociology, Barnard College. 4:15
p.m., Auditorium A, Angell Hall. Panel
Discussion. "Higher Education for Wo-
men." Marvin L. Niehuss, Vice-Presi-
dent, moderator; Helen W. Dobson, As-
sociate Professor of Astronomy; Algo D.
Henderson, Professr of Higher Educa-
tion; Mirra Komarovsky; Lynn T. White,
Jr. 7:45 p.m., Auditorium A, Angell Hall.
Botanical Seminar Wednesday, June
30, 1954, 7:30 p.m. in Room 1139 Natur-
al Science. "Morphogenesis and Tissue
Culture" will be disussed by Dr. C. D.
LaRue of the Department of BotaY.
Student Recital: Elise Kuhl, pianist,
will present a recital in partial fulfill-
ment of the requirements for the Master
of Music degree, at 8:30 Wednesday eve-
ning, June 30, in the Rackham Assemt-
bly Hall. A pupil of Joseph Brinkman,
Miss Kuhl will play works by Bach,
Beethoven, Bartok, and Schubert. Her
program will be, open to the general
Carillon Recital. The summer series
of Carillon Recitals will be continued
on Thursday, July 1, at 7:15, when Pro-
fessor Price will perform bell music by
G. F. Handel, compositions for a musi-
cal clock, and three other arrangements
of Handel's works.
Recital for 'Viola and Piano by Lydia
and Robert Courte,8:30 Thursday eve-
ning, July 1, in Auditorium A, Angell
Hall. Mr. Courte is Associate Professor
of Viola and Chamber Music and Violist
of the Stanley Quartet, and for this
program has chosen Bach's Partita in A
minor, Ross Lee Finney's Sonata, Beet-
hoven's Notturno, Op. 42, and Mozart's
Divertimento in C major. The general
public wiil be admitted without charge.
Clements Library. Rare astronomical
Graduate students expecting to receive
the master's degree in August, 1954,
must file a diploma application with the
Recorder of the Graduate School by
Friday, July 2. A student will not be
recommended for a degree unless he has
filed formal application in the office of
the Graduate School.
Diving Class-Women Students. A
diving class for women students has
been scheduled for Tuesday and Thurs-
day at 4:30 p.m. It is open to any wo-
man student who is interested. Sign up
now in Office 15, Barbour Gymnasium.
Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES, presented by the
Saline Mill Theatre.
SALINE MILL has made the happy choice of a
sophisticated comedy to open their second sea-
son, and the production proves the already estab-
lished merit of the group. Coward's play about a
divorced couple who never see eye to eye but who
manage to patch things up is the kind of show
which requires crispness and spirit, and the four
players selected to do it come very near to being
exactly what it needs.
The situation, briefly, involves two gaily emo-
tional people, Amanda and Elyot Chase, who meet
five years after their divorce while both are honey-
mooning with new spouses. They run off together,
leaving their most recent mates at a honeymoon
resort, and escape to Paris to find that they are as
incompatible as ever. The other couple cry on each
other's shoulders to the point of being a pair unto
themselves, and the whole thing ends in as neat a
package as it began.
Nancy Born, no stranger to Ann Arbor aud-
iences, portrays ultra-sophisticated Amanda with
dashes of Bette Davis and Tallulah Bankhead,
but is basically herself throughout the play. She
is a fine comedienne, and has shown it before.
She has the poise and timing necessary for her
role, and adds a rather fleshy slink that makes
outstanding) but she is able to make this un-
important by her excellent acting.'
Elyot Chase, Amanda's erstwhile husband, is
played by Ted Heusel, who also directs the produc-
tion. Mr. Heusel is a better director than actor, but
after the first act he warms up to his role until
he at least holds his own during the splenetic out-
bursts which comprise the major portion of the
dialogue between him and Amanda.
Florence Rupert is cast as Chase's second wife,
Sibyl, left waiting at the resort. She plays her
part well, and rarely falls into the fiery sophisti-
cation reserved for Amanda. Mrs. Rupert is given
the opportunity to show the widest range of
character within the play, and she takes full
advantage of it-even seems on the point of out-
Amanda-ing Miss Born in the explosion which
brings the show to a close.
Perhaps one of the funniest characters in this
production is Victor Prynne, Amanda's other hus-
band, as he is interpreted by Gene Rupert. Mr.
Rupert gives him all the elephant-hunting stuffi-
ness of a British sporting gentleman. One of the
best scenes in the play is the final argument be-
tween Prynne and Sibyl.
Technically the production fares just as well.
The set is imaginatively constructed and, al-
though it does not make the most of arena stag-
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