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Sixty-Fifth Year

"Now, What's Next?"


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.
The Daily & the University


RETURNING to civilian life after two years
under the heels of that charming breed af-
fectionately known as top-kicks is, after all, a
delightful experience. But returning as a col-
lege editor is rather frightening since, judging
by past experience, college editing in many re-
spects means war. Keeping a daily rendezvous
with cigarette butts is: a pacific occupation
compared with the rigorous lot of the college
editor, who-if he's worth his salt-is obliged
to wage a running battle with public sin apa-
thy, stupidity, bigotry, demagoguery, the forces
of reaction, and in other ways help the world
I came across the English Department's Al-
Ian Seager the other day, and that learned
gentleman, grinning obliquely, was bold enough
to ask what I had learned in the service. After
relentlessly exploring my mind, I concluded
three things of importance had been learned:
1) that in all the world there is nothing
like a rebelle who can cook Southern fried
2) that democracy is well worth sacrificing
two years for.
3) that, as an institution of higher learning,
the University of Michigan has few peers.
Any expansion of the first point would; of
course, be superfluous.
As for the rejuvenated faith in. democracy
inspired by the service, nothing can instil a
deeper appreciation for the democratic process.
in the mind of a recruit than the. knowledge
that a paltry private first class can order you
torscrub a latrine without advote on the mat-
ter. Regimentation, makes devoted democrats
out of all draftees.
And the third illumination: at the risk of
sounding like a lackey of the public relations
department, gadding about the country and
associating with the products of other uni-
versities reinforced my respect for Michigan
Though we may be prone to be critical of
it internally, the University of Michigan is held
in high esteem throughout the nation. It pos-
sesses an intensely faithful alumni body. Many
of its faculty are acknowledged to be leaders
in their fields. Its influence reaches into all
sectors of the country.
Lest we be smug however, it might be wise
to remember too that the University really

bungled in several instances, notably the dis-
missal of Prof. Nickerson, and that it has not
always faced the outside world courageously
but has occasionally truckled to expediency.-
In another respect, the University appeared
puerile as regards its position on the MSC
name change.
THIS SUMMER, then, though we may be
proud, the Daily staff will continue to re-
serve the right to be critical.!
The objectives of the Daily have always
been to furnish objective, factual news cover-
age of local, national and international events
and to provide editorial comment on those
events for the university community. Annually
rated outstanding among college papers the
Daily is well-equipped to execute its functions.
For a college paper, it has one of the finest
plants in the country. The Associated Press
feeds it the news via teletype.
Distinguishing it from other college papers,
the Daily is singularly free, an entirely stu-
dent-run operation. This paper has no edi-
torial policy. Editorials are written by staff
members and represent the opinion of the
writer only. Differences of opinion are en-
couraged in both editorials and letters to the
editor, not to mention reviews.
We do not subscribe to the notion that our
society should tolerate dissension only until
someone actualy dissents. We hold to the
conviction that at a great university all opin-'
ions ought to be welcome and that the non-
conformist should be accorded the same re-
spect as the conformist. One can never rule
out the possibility that the quack of today
might be the Jefferson of tomorrow.
This ' summer the Daily will be. supervised
by an editorial board that is graced with the.
talents of senior editors Pat Roelofs and Jim
Dygert. The job of keeping the Daily swim-
ming in the black rests on the shoulders of
business manager Joe Frisinger. Both the edi-
torial and the business staffs extend a cordial
invitation to anyone interested in working on'
the Daily to drop in for a casual visit.
Meanwhile, unless the staff succumbs to the
excruciating Ann Arbor heat, the Daily will
be persistent in its efforts to help make cam-
pus life more interesting to the roughly 8,000
students enrolled here this summer. With the
numerous activities scheduled in the Ann Ar-
bor area, the campus should be lively this
summer. The Daily will contribute its share.

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White House Lax on Vital Jobs

WASHINGTON-It looks as if
the White House is getting a
bit lax in securing FBI reports on
certain vitally important appoint-
ments to high office before mak-
ing them.
In recent weeks it's beer revea-
ed that John Brown of Houston,
Texas, appointed to the U.S. Court
of Appeals, fifth circuit, had been
severely rebuffed by the court on
which he was supposed to sit, al-
so that ex-congressman John S.
Wood of i' cdigia, appoirPitc to the
Subversive Activities C o n t r o l
Board had been a member of the
Ku Klu" Klan and had let his
congressional office receive a $I,-
000 fee for introducing a private
On top of tik, it has Just been
reveale: that the FBI began on.y;
last week to chec on Ik S new
appointee to the Atomic Energy
Commission. Allen Whi ieid, the

appointee n question was desig-
nated by the President or March
17, yet the FBI began checking
his record only during the first.
week in June.
Meanwhile here is part of the
record of the man appointed to
the Atomic Energy Commission,
one of the most important posts
in the nation*.
Bank Stock Zoomed
W HITFIELD, A go-getting, lik-
able Des Moines attorney, ac-
tive politically in the Eisenhower
campaign, had been appointed
trustee in 1937 for the will of the
late R. A. Crawford, chief owner
of the Valley Bank and Trust
Company of Des Moines. With him
as trustees were the late Frederick
M. Morrison and the late James
A. Howe.
Crawford willed his stock in the
Valley Bank and: Trust, after his
wife died, to Drake University, the

G.A.W.-Reuther's Brilliant Stroke

WALTER P. REUTHER, president of the
C.I.O. United Automobile Workers, has ac-
complished in the past few weeks something
that might be regarded as a coup in the long,
sometimes turbulent, history of American
labor. That something is 'Guaranteed Annual
Wage, though as it stands in its present form,
it is certainly neither guaranteed nor annual.
And it even fails, somehow, to bear ,much re-
senblance to a wage.
G.A.W., as it now stands, is merely a buf-
fer; a supplement to state unemployment com-
pensation, that will assist in providing 65 per-
cent of regular take-home wages to the work-
er for the first four weeks of layoff, and 60
percent for 22 weeks thereafter. Its scope in
time, therefore, is only semi-annual and its
rate is, at best, a maximum of two-thirds
weekly wages. The rate, since it will be fig-
ured on the number of dependents, will affect
many workers differently. And the actual
amount required to be paid by the employers
will differ with the unemployment compen-
sation set-ups in the various states.
The present plan will affect neither the em-
ployee, nor the employer, on an equal basis.
The employee's benefits will vary with the
number of his dependents, and the employer's
contributions will differ according to the
states in which his enterprises happen to be
located. And both employee and employer will
be ever at the mercy of that enigma of the
American scene-the politician whose saintly
presence illuminates the halls of the state
But for all of its current weaknesses some
of the implications, if not the exact principle,
of Guaranteed Annual Wage have at long
last arrived within the economic cloisters. And
one might hazard the guess that-like bi-
kinis and bermudas-they are here to stay.
The fact that G.A.W. has been effected at all,
however, was not nearly so surprising as were
the methods of its attainment.
Mr. Reuther was not beaten up in another
"Battle of the Overpass," his proletarian pres-
ence was not booted bodily from the plush*
headquarters of the General Motors empire,
and his workers were not required to go on

strike to win a few points. This-an overt
gesture of peaceful collective bargaining both
on the part of labor and industry-was, it
seems, on a par of importance with any of
the principles involved.
Most of all, though, the recent period of
bargaining has been noticeably devoid of the
hostile advertising and hate-propaganda that
are so reminiscent of labor-management
struggles in the past. Industry wore kid gloves
and labor softened its rough, cotton ones with
a bit of soap and water. This, alone, might
give the Socialist laborites and the psuedo-
Marxists something to think about before
preaching their time-worn cliches in the fu-
ture. The thing called understanding is just
as functional in the role of a catalytic agent
between classes as it is between nations.
WHERE WILL labor go from here? That is
something that no one knows at this point.
But laying aside the labels of Free Enter-
prise, Socialism, and what have you, we have
seen a group of intelligent men gain an
awareness that in an economy becoming in-
creasingly intricate, labor, industry and gov-
ernment cannot remain forever separated as
an entity each apart and aloof from the other.
All of them-labor, industry and government
-have, in their own way, a responsibility each
to the other.
There are other problems to be faced in
which G.A.W. will have to display a flexibility
it does not now have. The very cost of Guar-
anteed Annual Wage will tend to make the em-.
ployer look toward the advantages of auto-
mation. The human population, increasing as
it is each year, will have to be taken into
consideration. And some standardized plan
will have to be worked out as to age limits
and drawing a definite line between G.A.W.
and retirement pensions. The future is never
too definite, and the plans will have to be
made as the problems arise.
The fact remains, though, that Mr. Reuther
got his brainchild through the back door. And
he has been both praised and damned for it.
Someday he will have to stand in the light of
history and be adjudged in retrospect. He may
well come to be remembered as the one man
of his day who-among all others-was most
instrumental in giving to society a social
-Roy Akers
New Books at the Library
Sack, John-From Here to Shimbashi, New
York, Harper, 1955.
Sarton, Mary-Faithful Are the Wounds,

Ten Years of
The United Nations

THERE WOULD be no such cele-
bration, as the world will be
seeing next week in San Francis-
co, if in these ten years the United
Nations had not proved themsel-
ves to be a universal and indispen-
sable institution. Nothing that can
be said by the statesmen who will
be there is so eloquent as the fact
that these statesmen are there-
that no government has wished,
that no government would have
dared, to refuse to come. There
are still many governments wait-
ing, hoping, and working to be
admitted into -the United Nations.
There is none that would like to
Among those who follow these
things are, to be sure, few in -any
country who are not critical of
this or that in the organization or
in the specific acts of the United
Nations. There are, likewise, few
Americans who agree with all tre
policies and actions of the Amer-
ican government. But those who
would like to leave the United Na-
tions, or wish to see the society
dissolved, are no more than an
eccentric minority.
No memnber has threatened to
resign if it could not prevail. And
none has beenthreatened with ex-
pulsion if it did not. conform to
the views of the others. This re-
flects, I believe, something new in
human history, and something ofj
great significance: namely, the
presence throughout mankind of
a will that the sovereign govern-
ments shall preserve the universal
This sentiment, so imponderable
and yet so compelling, is not due
to the triumphs of the United Na-
tions in the specific and hard
questions that have been put to

universal human interest is that.
issues must never be let reach a
point where conflict is irreparable
and inexpiable. For humanity has
rights that mankind must compel
all governments to respect and to
THAT THE United Nations have
come through the past ten
years, and that membership is now
prized in every nation, is-if one
stands off and looks at it-extra-
ordinary. These have been ten
dangerous years. The world is rent
by the cold war-which is perhaps
the deepest, widest, and bitterest
schism within the peoples of the
world since the long struggle be-
tween Islam and Christendom.
And with this cold war, along-
side of it, as part of it, and at
times overriding it, we have been
living amidst the epoch-making
rise of the peoples of Africa and
Asia, and their emergence as new
powers of the world.
In the whole of our recorded
history there have been few peri-
ods, perhaps no period, when so
many peoples have been involved
in such deep changes in the ways
of their life, or 'engaged in such
a diversity of conflicts. It is as-
tounding, therefore, that the uni-
versal society of the United Na-
tions survives, and that it is, if
anything, more deeply. rooted,
more tenaciously adhered to, than
it was ten years ago.
In human experience this is
not the first enormous ideological
schism when men were prepared
to kill and be' killed, nor is this
the first period of -widespread rev-
olution. But this is the first time
when in such an age of troubles
there has been a truly universal
society to which all the antagon-

Methodist hospital, the Des Mofri-
es Childrens Home and the, Piney,
Woods School in Mississippi. But
it ended up not in the hands of
these institutions but being pur-
chased by the trustees.
It was a very profitable buy.
For the Valley Bank and Trust
today has a capitalizatii .of $1,-
000,(00 S2 s'{N0,000 in deposits, a
surplus of 6500,000 and profits of
about $6b,0A.
Today also Whitfield control,
the bank as the largest single
stockholder-F69 shares. Yet he
and the other trustees - sup-
posed to pass this stock along to'
Drake University, the Methe-dst
hospital and the other instutio ;s.
While it is true that the trus'.
tees of these institutions agreed to
sale of the stock at what now ap-
pears to be a low price, and whiJe
Whitfield was in the armed serv-
ices during part of this time, nev-
ertheless he signed the final trus-
tees' report and OK'd the acts of
his co-trustees. Senate investiga-
tors have also run across evidence
that he knew exactly what was go-
ing on even though away.
Senators Probe
S A PESULT, Sen.Clitnton An-
man of the Joint Atomic Commit-
tee which must pass on Whitfield's
confirmation, has written Whit-
field a letter asking about certain
chapters in his career. One ques-
tion the senators want answered
is whether his purchase of the
stock was not a breach of Judi-
ciary relationship.
They also want to know wheth-
er any effort was made to get an
appraisal on the Valley Bank
stock before it was sold. Investiga-
tion so far indicates there was
none. The senators also want to
know how much Whitfield profit-
ed personally from a deal in which
he was a trustee.
The' Senate committee already
has information that he received
real-estate fees from the sale of
the Valley Bank Building, plus a
retainer from the bank. His own
shares of bank stock also increas-
ed from 150 to 869 partly through
purchase, partly through split
Another question asked by Sen-
ator Anderson is whether Whit-
field and his co-trustees zealously
guarded the rights of Crawford's
widow. The evidence obtained by
Senate investigators shows that
on Nov. 9, 1943, Mrs. Crawford
was paid $15,000 in cash plus an
agreement to pay her $9,000 a
year. Since she was then 93 years
old, this could not have meant an
outlay of any great amount of
money. As a matter of fact, Mrs.
Crawford died six months later.
In return for this small pay-
ment to the widow, Morrison and
Whitfield took over any rights she
had to the stock.
There ensued meanwhile a has-
sle with Drake University, the
Methodist hospital and the other
charities, during which various.
petitions were filed by the Univer-
sitv a n te osita disninL the

At the State.
-DOR, with Anthony Quinn and
smaureen ('hat.a
Although the magnificence of
this film is still a questionable
item, its appearance at the State
immediately following "Son of
Sinbad" helps it to acquire glories
unimagined by 20th Century-Fox.
The picture suffers mostly from
the inclusion of Miss O'Hara in a
dramatic role, and from the lack
of any sensible handling of the
Anthony Quinn is the matador
in question, and there are 'mo-
ments when he nearly strides his
way into magnificence. Mr. Quinn
has been known, on occasion, to
be something of an actor, and his
training peeps through here and
there in this film.Most particu-
larly he hits his mark when the
role demands a temperamental
matinee-idol swagger, or when an
over-dose of tequila allows-him to
cast off his passionate intensity.
Mr. Quinn, called by his ad-
mirers simply "matador," is the
aging king of the bull-ring, and
his position brings him a few ra-
ther serious conflicts in the
course of the movie: he Is pla-
gued with a complexity of de-
sires concerning his reputation,
his parental duty, his parental
love, and MissO'Hara. The solu-
tion is so easy it might have been
drawn from life, although the
general plot-outline gives the
lie to this supposition.
Miss O'Hara, as:languorous At
she has ever been, or tried to be,
portrays a promiscuously rich
American lady with designs upon
the matador. It looks for a while
as if her money is her chief virtue,
but the flesh wins out after all. It
is unfortunate that Miss O'Hara
has been around as long as she
has, for her stature as a veteran
actress makes a few of her state-
ments slightly absurd; are we ser-
lously to believe, for'example, that
in the course of this picture she
experiences her first fear, her first
love, and her first (In a long time)
prayer? Tis is the sort of thing
that Margaret O'Brien or Peggy'
Ann Garner might put across, but
it is ridiculous when attempted by
preposterous Maureen O'Hara.-
Others in the cast are Thomas
Gomez and Manuel Rojas, who
behave with appropriate Mexican
-Tom Ape
* * *
dt the Michigan
the Wild Frontier with Fess
Parker and Buddy Epsin.
DAVYCROcK1T has been
Pieced together from three
hour-long Walt Disney television
shows, based upon the life of the
noted frontiersman, Indian fight-
er, and Congressman. Like Most
Disney films it avoids some cli-
ches, but introduces others,
evolving into a wor that some-
times has originality and sparkle,
at other times only overworked
What is perhaps most charac-
teristic of Davy Crockett is that
it attempts to present the life
of a single man, bridging together
its many minor sequences with the.
tatle song, now a 'juke-box favor-
ite, and cartoon-drawn maps. In
this respect, its episodic nature
gives it a distinctiveness that is
foundin few frontier stories.
The film documents how Crork-
ett rose from a volunteer in An-
drew Jackson's army to a con-
gressman, finally dying in the
siege of the Alamo, in a blood-
soaked battle. Its story is as fac-
tual as Hollywood has ever made
a story appear on the screen. Had'
it been content to present only
facts, Davy Crockett might have
been a better-than-average work

on early America. But the picture
soon begins to interpret these
facts, using them' 'to elaborate
upon popularly held beliefs.
The picture has honesty of
presentation. There is the beauty
and sadness of life and the horror
of death. But these somehow get
lost, most likely through its func-
tion as a propaganda device for
"The things America stands for."
burn has chosen to embue
Crockett w i t h characteristics
found only in a diety, and the
gentleman becomes more than the
"King of the Wild Frontier": he
Is the true model of~ Christian
manhood- and the personification
of 'Americana.
Crockett rationalizes his Indi-
an fighting by -saying he only,
hates Indians when they are
fighting the white man. And
when he swings open the Con-
gressional doors to stop an In-
dian bill and inspires Jim Bowie
with unprecedented courage at
the Alamo, Crockett becomes
something bordering on a minor
god, a position of which he seems
to have taken hold in the hearts
of American youngsters.

(Continued from Page 2
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to conduct themselves in such' a man-
ner as to be a credit to theassivs ard
to the University. They are4men1aieto
the laws governing the community as
weil as to the rules and orders of the
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Whenever a student, group of stu-
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the general standards of conduct as.
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which may be adopted by the proe
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himself or itself in such a manner. as
to make it apparent that he Or it is not
a desirable member or part of the ti-
versity, he or it shall be liable to die.
pinary action by the proper 'Univer-
sity authorities. Specific rules of en.
duct which must be observed are:
Intoxicating beverages. The. use
6presence, of intoxicating bvergs lix
student quarters is not' permittepI.
(Committee on student Conduct, July,
Women Guests in Men's Residences.
The presence of women guests iin men's
residences except for exchange and guest'
dinners or for social events ow during
calling hours approved by th Offce of°-.
of Student Affairs, is not' permiltted.
This regulation does not apply to mnoth-
era of residents. (Committee on Student
Conduct. Januar'y, 147)
Fraternities without resident house
directors and fraternities operating as
rooming houses during the sauimer have.
no calling hour privileges and ay 'a
tertain women guests only at exhange
or guest dinners or for social 'events
approved by the Office of Student Af-
fairs: (See procedures, below)
Social events sponsor;l by student
organizati~ns at which both then andt
women are to be prese nt must be .j,
proved by 'the Dean of Men Applica,
tion form and a copy of eguation.
governing these events may be secured
in the.Office of student Affais, 1020
Administration Building. Reuests for. '
approval must be submitted to that or-
fice no later than noon of the. Monday
before the event is scheduled. 'A lit of
approved social events' will' be publish-
ed in the Daily Official Bulletin "4*
Thursday of each week.
Exchange and, guestkdinner, may ba
held in organized student residence
(operating a dining room) between 5:30
pm. 8-p.M. for weekday dinners' and
between 1 pa. - 3 p.m. for Sunday dn-
ners. These events must be annom eid
to the Office of Student Affairs at least
one day in advance of the sctheduiie
date. aGuest chaperons are not ;equired
If the function is scheduled within
the hours indiciated.
Calling hours for women in men's *eu-
idences. In University Men's Residence
Hails, daily between 3 p m.-i0:30 p.m.:
Nelson International House, Friday, £
K 'p. 1.-l2pn. aturday 230 p.- 5:
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only to casual calls and not to planed
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' deers are restricted to the main floor
of the residence.
Responsibility for MaintaIning Stan-
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measures to promote among their miem-
bers contdut consistent with good'tate
fnd to endeavor by allreasonable mean
to ensure conformity wVt,4 the foego-
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University students or student organ-
iaations are responsible for thei- guests'
compliance with the standards of con-'
Any student sponsored function at
which conditions arise that are injur-,
sous to 'the prestige of the University
may be 'abolished.
It Is the Joint respounsibilty of tie
chaperons and the president of the or-
ganization sponsoring a social event to
see that University regulations are ob-
served, particularly those relating. to
conduct, presence of women guests, 'and
use of- intoxicants.
Student Organizations planning to be
active during the summer session must
regiater in the Office of Student A-
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registration are available in the Oficen
of Student Affairs, 1020 Adntnsta ,
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are referred to UNEVErrY. RIGULA
Copies are available in the Ofice of
Student Atralrs.

Pan American World' Airways System
is recruiting stewards and Stewardesses
for new classes forming June 27 and.
July 5. Positions require fluency to one'
of the following: French, Italian, Ger
man, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Da-
nish, Norwegian, Finnish, Polish, Hun.
garian, Czechoslovak, Turkish, Arable,
Hindustani, or Greek.
Mademoiselle Magazine announces its
"Europe on' a Paycheck" feature Writ-
ing contest, open to any woman 30 or
under who is going abroad and will be
working while there.
Mich. Civil Service anounces exams
for School Finanee Executive. Ill and
1V, Budget Technician, Weights and
Measures Inspectors 1 and 1A,.-and Re-
ceptionist B. Exams are also announced
for Adult Corrections Trainee 1, Statis-
tics ClerkA,-Clerical Pool Supervisor 1,
Child Day Care Consultant 11, and
Foods and Standards Inspector 1.
For further. Infoanation- contact the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Ad. Bldg.,
Ext. 371.


The Daily Staff

Editorial Board
Pat Roelofs

Foreign Language Teachers. Each
Tues. at 4:00 p.m. lecture on foreign
language teaching in 429 Mason Hall,
open to the public. Tues., June21, Theo-
doreAnderason, director of the Master
of Arts in Teaching Program at Yale
Academic Notices
Business Education Get - Together,
Thurs., June 23, Rackham Building,
East Conference Room. 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Events Today
Weekly Bridge Lessons starting to-
night, 7:30 p.m. at the Michigan League,

Jim Dygert

Cal Samra

Mary Lee Dingler, Marge Piercy, Ernest Theodossin
Dave Rorabacher... .................Sports Editor
Business Staff
Joe Frisinger. . ........ Business Manager

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