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TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 1955


Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only. This must be noted in all reprints.
Red Gunners Learning
Principles of Sticking to Theory

"Mind If I Do A Little Ground-Breaking Too?"

Johnson Held GOP Feet
To Fire McCarthy Debate



EVERY DAY IT gets a little harder to decide
exactly what this world is coming too.
When, for the thirteenth time since 1950. So-
viet aircraft sharpened its aim on a helpless
United States patrol plane last week, we ex-
pected a few sensitive gentlemen in Washing-
ton to begin shaking the national fist. Instead,
we asked the Russians, with an air of paternal
disgust, what was the meaning of this, as if
we were hurt, not angered, by their doing such
a dastardly deed on the eve of the Big Four'
Even more bewildering was the Russian
cringing under the pointing finger of the Uni-
ted States. At first, Molotov, having found him-
self under the third degree by our resourceful
Secretary of State, maintained a typical and
composed ignorance. After consulting with the
powers that really be, Molotov expressed "re-
gret" about the incident and offered to pay
fifty per cent of the damages. The United
States, overwhelmed by the sudden repentence
and generosity, almost didn't recover in time
to demand the other fifty. per cent.
It is uncommonly difficult to understand the
American reaction to the attack, unless the
government has finally found the policy and

wisdom of allowing Russian folly to mold Uni-
ted States propaganda regardless of the fine
planes lost in the process.
BUT THE REDS' behavior seems significant.
We assumed, naturally, that the plane was
shot down on orders from Kremlin wheels who
may have had a personal grudge against the
patrol plane's pilot. If such were the case, the
official answer should have, by Soviet standard
practice, denied it emphatically. Because the
Kremlin did not even mention that aspect,
one guesses that some MIG gunners are now
receiving some persuasive instruction on how
to keep their Communism theoretical and not
let it go to their trigger fingers.
The Kremlin was probably quite embarrassed
over the irresponsibility of its MIG gunners
who did pick a rather poor time to shoot down
defenseless planes. Peace is now the official
Communist line, and this kind of incident weak-
ens the Red position at the upcoming Big
Four Conference. The only action left open
by the circumstances was a polite apology in
the hope that everyone would soon forget it.
The United States certainly has gained pres-
tige by not becoming its usual hysterical un-
forgiving self.


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WASHINGTON - A running
news story must of necessity
be hurried. For that reason the
public didn't get the full signi-
ficance and human detail of last
week's debate which annihilated
Senator McCarthy when he tried
to force President Eisenhower to
discuss liberation of Poland-Czech-
oslovakia-Hungary, at the Big
Four Conference.
It was one of the most signifi-
cant debates in a decade. What it
did was demolish the isolationist
wing of the Republican party. It
also drove a bulldozer over certain
parts of the Republican platform,
leaving it as flat tornado-struck
Udall, Kansas.
It was featured as a victory for
Eisenhower. It was really a vic-
tory for the shrewd Texan who
pilots Democratic forces in the
Senate, Lyndon Johnson.
The last thing the Republicans
wanted was a vote on the McCar-
thy resolution. The last thing
many of them wanted was to vote
against their own friend from
Wisconsin. Senator Johnson knew
this, knew he had a chance to
make them repudiate their own
Republican platform, knew they
would have to give up calling De-
mocrats Communists. And he for-
ced the vote.
ONE DAY before the vote, John-
son even forced Herbert Hoov-
er, Jr., acting Secretary of State,
to testify against the McCarthy
resolution requiring Eisenhower to
demand the liberation of satellite
countries. Young Hoover didn't
want to testify, sent word he had
another engagement.
"Put him on the phone," said
"You haven't got an engage-
ment that important," he told
Hoover hadn't. He testified. He
went on record against McCarthy
and his resolution, against tying
the hands of the President re the
satellite countries.
Then began the debate. Joe Mc-
Carthy, who hadn't had so much
publicity since he was censured,
read the Republican Party plat-
form to his colleagues. Clearly and
vigorously it called for the liber-
ation of satellite pegples behind
the iron curtain. .
"We shall again make liberty in-
to a beacon-light of hope that will
penetrate the dark places," Joe
read the Republican platform. "It
will mark the end of the negative,
futile, and immoral policy of con-
finement which abandons count-
less human beings to a despotism
and godless terrorism.
"Today," continued McCarthy,

"I am giving the Republican sen-
ators a chance to live up to that
campaign pledge.
"The Democratic senators can
vote against the resolution." Mc-
Carthy goaded, "because they had
no such campaign platform. But
the Republican senators made that
campaign pledge and it was a sol-
emn compact with the American
P ROSE Senator Bourke Hick-
enlooper of Iowa. Three years
before, vThen Governor Tom Dew-
cy had persuaded Eisenhower to
meet the McCarthy issue early
and make a speech at Milwaukee
taking issue with McCarthy, Hick-
enlooper had joined two other Re-
pablicans in hiring a special plane,
catching up with Ike's campaign
train and persuading him no; to
censure McCarthy at Milwaukee.
Republicans, they argued, had
to stick together, also McCarthy
was a great campaigner against
the Democrats.
As a result, Eisenhower took the
McCarthy criticism out of his 'Mi-
waukee speech.
But last week on the Senate
floor Hickenlooper rebuffed his
old friend.
"I do not agree with the junior
Senator from Wisconsin," he said,
"that by and large the Democratic
members of this body are in favor
of appeasement in respect to com-
"I wish to say that I have the
greatest confidence in and respect
for thy Democratic colleagues and
I would be the last to say that any
is an appeaser as far as commun.
ism is concerned."
There was more debate. McCar-
thy re-read the Republican plat-
form "looking forward to the gen-
uine independence of these cap-
tive peoples."
"In my book," he goaded, "a
campaign promise is a solemn
contract with the American peo-
ple. I campaigned from the At-
lantic to the Pacific, from New
Orleans to St. Paul and I quoted
this campaign pledge. I promised
that the days of appeasement were
ended, that there was a new day
really dawning."
At this point Johnson of Texas,
the man who had forced the Re-
publicans to face the issue, inter-
vened to ask that the Senate get
back to a vote on the resolution.
The vote that followed-77 to; 4
--was not merely a vote against
McCarthy and for Eisenhower. It
was also Johnson's device for de-
bunking the Republican charge of
communism against the Demo-
(copyright, 1955, Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

Subscription TV OK--
But Not At Home

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NOW THAT the so-called "television sea-
son" is over, a perusal of entertainment de-
signed for Americans too lazy to leave their
living room chairs reveals much that was poor,
antI a little that was passable.
Not that television did not have its moments,
but these moments were few and far between:
this is to be expected when performers are
required to amuse a lethargical public for
something like sixteen or more hours per day.
Performers have come and gone, and as their
material has. been used up, the Lucille Balls,
Imogene Cocas, Sid Caesars, and Red Buttons
go down on the popularity polls and retain only
a limited personal audience.
This season television has tried everything,
including resurrected, old-time musical come-
dies (e.g., "Lady in the Dark," "The Desert
Song," "The Merry Widow") and Broadway
plays from the thirties and forties. Either the
musicals have proven horribly outdated, or the
plays have convinced viewers that a three-act
work cut to 52 minutes and Interspersed with
tasty commercials on cooking and cooking
utensils is not a very artistic offering.,
The most often suggested manner in which
to get high-standard entertainment before the
public is through subscription TV, where
the viewer pays for each show or sporting
event. This, of course, is very deplorable for
the individual who has put his money into a
set and must still incur added expenses.
T ERE IS, however, one aspect of subscrip-
tion TV--not at all related to the home
expense variety-which has some very favor-
able aspects: theater television. Here, large
sporting events or Broadway shows can be

televised in motion picture theaters for pay-
ing audiences. In this field there are unlimited
possibilities, where concerts and operas, other-
wise available only to a few thousand, can be
viewed by millions.
To attempt to improve the level of average
television viewing seems a bit impossible, and
it is likely that such memorable moms nt
as last year's "Peter Pan" and the previous
"Ford 50th Anniversary Show" are the kinds
of theatrical business that come only spas-
The one fact which seems most impressive
about televisiot, is that it destroys material
more quickly than any other artistic medium.
There is only that brief passing moment and
any repetition proves to lack popularity and to
achieve a kind of "that-thing-again" Existence.
To use subscription TV in the home is not a
very wise m.move, since it is unlikely to make
much of an improvement: there-is only a lim-
ited amount of outstanding wor'k done in any
artistic medium, and there will always have
to be the cheap variety shows and detective
programs to fill up allotted time.
Private subscription television is unlikely to
get rid of commercials, and it is unlikely to
offer very much that is better. To expect any
entertainer to be entertaining for forty weeks
a year is asking too much. And to expect some-
think superior just because one pays extra for
it is also asking' too much. Yet, theater tele-
vision does offer the chance to see what would
ordinarily be available only to a few, and un-
like private subscription television, it would
give the paying customer an opportunity to
choose plays and musical shows after they had
proven their worth in the theatrical world.
-Ernest Theodosisin

FIND: And Other Stories. By
Flannery O'Connor. Harcourt,
O NE MIGHT suspect that the
lass, sailingas she does under
the name of Flannery O'Connor,
is straight from Dublin. But she
ain't. This gal is from Georgia,
and don't you all forget it. And
she writes in the tradition of those
who have exploited the clay hills,
peckernecks and cornpone into
what might be termed - in its
higher moments, at least -- a lit-
erature of sorts.
The writing in this volume of
ten stories derives pain from an
already overworked literary clime.
Miss O'Connor flourishes a talent-
ed, deadly,. pencil. And both the
talent and the pencil are ably as-
sisted by an observant eye, an at-
tuned ear, and an apparent know-
ledge of things we thought college
girls learned about only in books.
Her talent, if not her worldly wis-
dom, gained polish in a college
writing class.
One has the feeling that Miss
O'Connor writes from the inside
out with all the aloof detachment
of a smug, female penguin peep-
ing through the knothole of a high
board fence while standing on
thick ice. Still, it is downright un-
nerving to read her book and re-
main equally detached. The too
few femme fatales in this would-
be reviewer's past have been most-
ly of the barmaid, "B" girl and
taxi dancer variety. And in look-
ing back upon an apparently wast-
ed life, he can only conclude that
-taken as a group-they were a
pretty naive lot.
MISS O'CONNOR has some of
William Faulkner's preoccu-
pation with evil. And, always -
like Mr. Faulkner-she remains
cloistered in the role of writer,
never taking it upon herself to
either praise or condemn. She is

that rarest of woman scribes-
one who has control both of a pen-
cil and her tongue.
We don't know why the pub-
lisher made "A Good Man Is Hard
To Find" her title story; except,
maybe, because it is just that-a
good title. It might have been best
to leave the story out altogether,
and let Miss O'Connor rewrite it.
From a look at some of her other
stories the reader is well con-
vinced that she is certainly cap-
able of the task.
One of the stories contained in
this volume, entitled "Good Coun-
try People," is a piece of writing
of which Miss O'Connor might well
be proud. The story deals with
Mrs. Hopewell and her crippled
daughter, Joy. The mother is a
woman with an affinity for aphor-
isms, and she has a deep and abid-
ing faith in what people say. Mrs.
Hopewell places the same confi-
dence in gossip and the Bible that
the more conventional middle class
displays toward the Bible and the
Reader's Digest.
Her mind is a reflection of that
peculiar paradox in American
reasoning: the intelligence that-
while knowing an army of a mil-
lion soldiers could be wrong -
would never doubt a jury of twelve
men of being true.
T HE CRIPPLED daughter, Joy,
on the other' hand, is not ex-
actly all things that her name im-
plies. What little wisdom she has
was gleaned, one suspects, in spite
of-and not because of-the Ph. D.
degree she holds. Joy is one of
those misfits who learned through
suffering, and will forever doubt
that the lessons so learned were
worth the painful price of their
Despite being nagged by her mo-
.ther to be gay and the constant
reminder that "A smile never hurt
anyone;" the reader feels that Joy,
too, sees the symbolism in her mo-

ther's name. It is all right for the
Mrs. Hopewell's of this world to
hope, but only so long as there is
a valid expectancy of their hopes
coming true.
BUT JOY has also gained a pain-
ful perception for which her
mother's mind would be incapable
of comprehending: the knowledge
that she who lives and is not lov-
ed is really a phantom in the
hinterland of a darkened, lonely
world. Aphorisms may add glitter
to the path of the aged, and they
may tend to soothe the passing
hunger of the hopeless, but they
will not allay the passions of the
young. Joy, unlike her, mother,
would never try to feed the heart
with bread.
On the offchance that fiction
may sometimes be stranger than
truth we would say 'that this is a
book well worth the time required
for reading. It has the occasional
earthly eloquence of Erskine Cald-
well, plus art; together with some
of the perception of Faulkner, plus
That, indeed, is one of the most
obvious facets of this young lady's
talent. One feels "Tobacco Road"
has disappeared, and that the Yok-
napatawha legend is always some-
thing of the past. O'Connor's char-
acters might have been here yes-
terday, but the reader cannot
avoid the sneaking suspicion that,
somehow, he might meet them on
a twisting Georgia road tomorrow.
Miss O'Connor has the brilliant
knack of proselytizing a woman's
intuition and perspective into a
man's words, and jotting them
down on paper. And we predict
that someday Dixie will be proud
.of this young and gifted-though
highly caustic-daughter. The O'-
Connor lass is a tangy persimmon.
But it won't be the first time Dixie
has starred in the role of proud
mother with a puckered mouth.
-Roy Akers



i i w s


Illlpl l ll y 11 1

At the Michigan.. .
with Kenneth Tobey and Faith Domergue;
with Richard Denning.
THE UNFORTUNATE coupling of these films
on one program makes a few things ob-
vious: that there is plenty of room for im-
provement in the science-fiction genre, and
that the budgets for these two in particular
were exceedingly scant. It may be forgiven if
a few of the minor characters in both films are
acted by the same men, but what about the
use of the same mob scenes?
"It Came from Beneath the Sea" is a melo-
dramatic little number with hardly,a virtue to
its name. "It" is only an overgrown octopus,
a thing which indicates the lack of imagina-
tion in the screen writers; Martians, at least,
are usually more original. The plot is simple
hunt-it-down-and-kill-it motif with a highly
unlikely love story thrown in. Kenneth Tobey
T he.Daily Staff

commands an atomic-powered submarine, and
Faith Domergue is the nation's top marine bio-
logist, a professor from the Southeastern In-
stitute of Oceanography. When Mr. Tobey's
submarine is given a good shake by "It," Miss
Domergue and a Harvard colleague (the in-
ventor of "analytical biology") identify the
beast and disclose its vulnerabilities. Then,
with only a few distractions, such as the des-
truction of the Golden Gate Bridge and the
San Francisco Ferry Building, it is a simple
matter for Mr. Tobey to annihilate the mons-
ter with an atomic jet-propelled torpedo which
Miss Domergue has taken the trouble to de-
"Creature with the Atom Brain" is a cops-
and-robbers with science fiction as its gim-
mick. A deported mobster, having vowed to
"get even," returns to the States towing a mad
scientist who has discovered a way to make
corpses murder his foes. The method, put sim-
ply for the sake of the non-scientific, in-
volves pumping the corpses full of a radioactive
blood substitute, and installing some machin-
ery that looks, in x-ray, like a broken alarm
clock in their skulls.
R ICHARD DENNING, the hero, is a police
M.D. who discovers the clues and finds
the fiends' den. He has an incredible wife and
an unattractive child, and these two figure in
the domestic scenes are designed to add humait
interest. On the whole the movie is very, very
bad when the creatures aren't attacking, but


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than twice.
TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 1955
Kickapoo Council of Girl Scout, Inc.,
Peoria, 11w.-opening for a woman with
a B.S. or B.A. with major in Soc., Psych.,
Educ., Phys. Ed., Recreation or any oth-
er field transferrable to Girl Scouting.
Should have approximately 5 years ex-
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capacity in the field of educ., adult
educ., recreation, social work or other
comparable area.
U.S. Civil Service announces exam for
Cartographic Survey Aid GS-1 through
COUNCIL, Pontiac, Michigan, has open-
ings for a Field Director with a Mas-
ter's degree in group work and for an
Executive Director.
U.S. Govt., Hdq. Fourth Army, has
openings for young women between 23-
35 and unmarried for the following po-
sitions: Recreational Assistant - GS-5,
Program Director -GS-6, and Service
Club Director-GS-7. Requirements de-
gree in Recreation, Physical Educa-
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Titanium Corp., Grass Lake, Mich., is
looking for a woman to work in, the
experimental research lab. She should
have done work in chemistry to the
level of being able to do quantitative
analysis, but it is not necessary that
she have a degree.
Wyoming County Community Hospi-
tal, Warsaw, N.Y., has a vacancy for
A.D.A. Dietitian.
Rossford Ordance Depot, Toledo, Ohio,
is in need of a Mech. Engr. with from
11 to 21 years exp. in professional en-
grg. work.
For further information contact the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Admin.
Bldg., Ext. 371.

can Indian Linguistics: A General Re-
view," will speak instead Thurs., June
30, 7:30 p.m. in Rackham Amphitheater.
Prof. Gordon E. Peterson will lecture
June 28, 7:30 p.m., on "An Oral Commu-
nications Model," instead of at his or-
iginally scheduled time, June 30.
Academic Notices
Seminar in Mathematical Statistics;
First meeting Tues., June 28, at 1:00
p.m., in Room 3201 A.H. Prof. P. S. Dwy-
er will speak on the "Solution of the
Hitchock Transportation Problem with
the Method of Reduced Matrices."
Preliminary Examinations in English:
Applicants for the Ph.D. in English who
expect to take the preliminary exami-
nations this spring are requested to
leave their names with Dr. Ogden, 1634
Haven Hall. The examinations will be
given as follows: English Literature
from the Beginnings to 1550, July 15;
English Literature, 1550-1750, Tues. July
19; English Literature, 1750-1950, Fri,
July 22; and American Literature, Tues.,
July 26. The examinations will be given
in Mason Hall, Room 2407, from 2:00-
5:00 p.m.
Graduate Students expecting to re-
ceive the master's degree in Aug., 1955,
must file a diploma application with the
Record of the Garduate School by Fri.,
July 1. A student will not be recom-
mended for a degree unless he has filed
formal application in the office of the
Graduate School.
Events Today
Lutheran Student Center and Chapel
(National Lutheran Council) Hill St.
and S. Forest Ave., Tues., at 7:30 p.m.
Pastor Yoder will begin 4 series of sem-
inars on "The Course of the Lutheran
Church in America."
Congregational-Disciples Guild: 4:30
5:45 p.m., Tea at the Guild House, 438
Maynard St.
Hillel is holding the first get-togeth-
er mixer from 8:00-10:00 p.m. today. Re-
freshments and dancing. Hillel Founda-
square Dancing tonight and every
Tues. Instruction for every dance, and
special help for beginners early in the
evening. Grey Austin, caller. Lane Hall,
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Coming Events


FROM THE Detroit Institute of
Art and several Ann Arbor
sources, Prof. Jean Paul Slusser
has gathered a reasonably good
representation of Michigan art
during the past half-century. Not
merely an indication of art trends
and education in this state alone,
it is an interesting and valid sur-
vey, in miniature, of American art
in general for the corresponding
Divided in two groups, the col-
lection in the south gallery fea-
tures the predominantly realistic
painting popular in the early dec-
ades of the twentieth century.
Here, there is little of the violent
imagination we are so used to
seeing today. Beginning with E.
Irving Crouses's figure of a squat-
ting Indian in "San Juan Pot-
tery" and continuing around the
walls with such works as Myron

is "Harlequin Musician" by Ben-
jamin Glicker. More than just cre-
ating pleasant harmonies of color,
pattern and mood, the artist has
given this pensive youth a haunt-
ing expression that is infinitely
more provocative than the grin-
ning, gendre-type boy in Roy Gam-
ble's "Freckles."
OF MORE recent vintage are
works displayed in the north
gallery. A multitude of sprawling
shapes and dazzling colirs attests
to the fact there is no single, iden-
tifiable trend in American or 14i-
chigan art today.
The paintings here show a spon-
tenaity that is thoroughly delight-
ful. Among them is Charles Cul-
ver's rendition of "Three Deer
Resting on Straw," that with a
minimum of lines and but a few
washes achieves a remarkable

comes a distinctive "Illuminated
Landscape" by Chet LaMore done
in grays with fantastic accents of
rose, green and blue that make it
a lovely thing to contemplate on,
while Edith Dines has contributed
one of her jewel-like color compo-
sition of mixed technique in "Fi-
gure 1953" and not to be missed
is Carlos Lopez' "Musician by the
Sculpture plays a rather minor
role in this exhibit that will re-
main in Alumni Memorial Hall
through July 31. It, too. exempli-
fies the changing trends of the
last two generations. ranging from
the staid portrait busts by Beaver
Edwards and Avard T. Fairbanks
to a very modern bronze-brass-
steel construction by Lindsey
Decker called "Auto de Fe III."
-Etta Lubke


Editorial Board
Pat Roelofs

Jim Dygert

Cal Samra

Mary Lee Dingier, Marge Piercy, Ernest Theodossin
Dave Rorabacher........................Sports Editor

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