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Sixty-Sixth Year

"I've Been Deceived And Im A Loiesome Little Girl"

Disney Manages to Avoid
Usual Cliches of Battle
NOW THAT every arm-chair general is an expert on the Civil War
it is to be expected that Hollywood should make the most of the
trials and errors of the Confederacy. It is to Walt Disney's credit
that in ;"The Great Locomotive Chase" he ignores the usual cliche,
of pitched battles, swooning Southern women and emotional churning
on the preservation of our great Union.
Instead he has gone to a minor, allegedly true incident which
hinges around the efforts of an intrepid band of Northerners to blow

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
Renovation of Wayne Major
Airport Not Worth the Money
REPRESENTATIVE George Meader, Republi- Meader is conducting an investigation into
can from Michigan's 2nd district, makes federal airport expenditures, controlled by the
good sense when he discusses the Detroit area's Civil Aeronautics Board.
confused airport situation.
Meader favors leaving Willow Run commer- He told The Daily yesterday he thinks it
cial, Wayne Major military and building a new unwise to keep pouring money into Wayne
airport for Detroiys Northeast side. Major ($1,975,000 in federal funds for the past
This proposal is better than that offered by fiscal year, $4,000,000 in the last 10 years).
the Federal Airport Use Panel some months
ago; the Panel wanted to make Willow Run M AIN OBJECTION to renovating Wayne
commercial and spend some 33 millions to Major for use as a second commercial
convert Wayne Major to commercial use, airport is that it is so close to Willow Run.
They occupy the same air space.
S EDERAL AGENCIES have been pressuring It makes more sense, if there is a need for
the University and the seven commercial a second airport, to locate it on the other side
airlines which use Willow Run to get out for of town. This is what Meader wants.
some time. As one of the nation's largest cities, Detroit
There is little chance that the military will needs adequate airport facilities. If funds are
reacquire the University-owned airport. Six spent onconstructing a new Northeast airport
of the seven commercial airlines, which now rather than on renovating Wayne Major,
have contracts extending until 1962, indicated Detroit will have two good commercial airports
their contempt for such a move by offering to and a military airport.
extend their contract beyond that date and Meader will be rendering a valuable service
spending half a million dollars in renovations. if he unravels the airport mix-up and comes
Further the University has indicated it has up with a feasible solution. His ideas on the
no intention of surrendering the valuable re- subject are good.
search space available at Willow Run. -LEE MARKS
U Proj ect Sinificant
UNIQUE and significant program will be versity for advancing studies and service to
launched by the Universty Monday which, conserve and develop human resources."
if it lives up to expectations, will render invalu- Not much is heard these days about conserv-
able service to the people of Michigan and the ing and developing human resources. The em-
country.phasis is too often on developing projects aimed
Establishment of research and service in e at the eventual destruction of these resources
utilization of human resources will get under- as witnessed by the whopping $34 billion de-
way with 14 projects-projects which were long fense budget passed yesterday.
only dreams.
Fr several years the state turned down re- Three years ago when the request was first
quests for funds in this vitalarea. University made the State Legislature turned it down but
personnel in many schools were gratified at at the same time appropriated a large sum for
the grant this year. Now, with Regent approval Michigan State University for research in ani-
of the program's budget, the dreams become mal husbandry. Feeling then was that human
reality r resources were at least as important as animal
The introduction to the 125 page document resources.
outlining the program describes well its sig- It is refreshing to find support for a project
nificance: "Human resources are the state's designed to save our most valuable asset- our-
most valuable asset. It seems appropriate, selves.
therefore, that support be given to the Uni. -LEE MARKS
Agriculture Department Beseiged
THE chambers of commerce, civic defenders- THE committee that will make the choice
and "business" leaders are out in force should quietly go about its business, buy
again beseiging the United States Department the land involved and then announce the new
of Agriculture committee to have a new animal project.
disease laboratory located in their home town. Of course this is the ideal method. The pre-
This has become one of the most common sent method has the advantage of giving every
phenomenon of our time-the Chamber of one a fair chance at the committee. But the
Commerce or some similar organization trying ideal in this case is not a fair chance-it is,
to get the United States Government to locate rather, the best move for the government, with-
a project of some sort in dear old Upaloosa out pleas, influence or tears by the various
Springs groups that want the prize.
This is the same type of squabble that has
While this idea is commendable from the blown up to gigantic proportions in northern
cities' point of view, it is a poor indication of Michigan, with the question of location, of a
the ability of our government leaders to make new jet air base.
up their collective minds. In the ait base case, temptation for members
When it has been determined that a new ani- of the House of Representatives. to do a little
mal disease research laboratory or canteen and log rolling was too great. We hope the Depart-
water bucket testing range is needed, the ad- ment of Agriculture Committee can resist
ministrative branch responsible should deter- pressure which is being brought to bear on it.
mine 'ideal construction and location of the Unfortunately, under the present government
project. Then, and only then, should they set location policy, all we can do is hope.
out to find the place which will fill the bill. -KEN JOHNSON
Polish Patriot ism High'


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Nickel Scandal Develops

up the bridges that will prevent
1the South from getting reinforce-
ments to Chatanooga. In order to
Saccomplish their purpose they in-
filtrate Southern lines, learna how
to sing Dixie, and finally succeed
in stealing a train. When the
Cconductor realizes he has lost his
train (it's kind of difficult not to
miss somethig that big) the chase
is on.
As the title indicates the atten-
tion catching feature of this par-
ticular flight is that it is all done
with train engines. This provides
lots of opportunities for breath-
less exploits with burning box-
cars and up-rooted rails and suave
coolness on the part of Fess Parker
as the secret service man who
almost talks the South into giving
?him the train,
BUT THEIR LUCK could not
last. After a couple of half-heart-
ed attempts to take to the woods
the engine-stealers resign them-
selves to captivity and the hero
to death. At this point the movie
makes a last minute decision to
become sentimental so we have a
man-to-man handshake between
the hero and the conductor who
has chased him down-the theory
behind it all being someday-this-
shake-hands. And Secretary of
War Seward appears with a very
unconvincing beard to pin the Con-
gressional medal on the survivors.
The acting is rather wooden be-
ing mainly of the stiff upper lip
school and how some of the party
managed to fool even a Confed-
erate child is a mystery. But the
chase is fun.
The other Disney film on the
bill records the story of "Men
Against the Arctic," another in the
series of Peoples and Places. There
are some beautiful shots of ice-
bergs twisted into triumphal arch-
es, towering mountains, and
treacherous crevasses. With a min-
imum of sentiment the role of the
icebreaker is presented but it is
not the people but the animals
who steal the show. Although only
on the screen a few minutes the
sight of walruses sporting them-
selves besides the icebreaker is
well worth seeing.

WASHINGTON-An interesting
scandal has developed in the
government-owned nickel plant at
Nicaro, Cuba, where the manager
of the plant bought a Cadillac
with government funds, and where
the paymaster helped himself to
$10,075 with the help of his fam-;
The plant, built by the govern-
ment to supply nickel during the "
war, is now being operated for
the government by the Nickel Pro-
cessing Corp., a subsidiary of Na-
tional Lead.
The general manager, who used
government money to buy the
Cadillac, is 0. D. Niedermeyer. The
paymaster who got the $10,075 is
Oscar Montane.
When this column queried Na-
tional Lead in New York about the
operations of its two employees,
there was no comment. National
Lead asked that we call back. This
was done - four times - still no
Franklin Floete, new adminis-
trator of general services who has
charge of operating government
property, was refreshingly frank.
He said that his agency had de-
tected the shortages in May and
promptly shot off a letter to Nickel
Processing Corp., May 29, asking
that the matter be cleaned up.
There have been subsequent dis-
cussions with the company about
Niedermeyer and Montane, and
the General Services Administra-
tion has forwarded the entire file
to the Justice Department for
possible criminal prosecution.
Montane has now returned $8,000,
while Niedermeyer is paying the
government on the installment

plan, He still has about $1,500 to
BIG, AFFABLE Sen. "Wild Bill"
Langer, North Dakota Republican,
strode into the senate restaurant
the other day, toured the tables
shaking hands with fellow sena-
tors, and announced his candidacy
for president of the United States
on the Republican ticket.
"I'm going to run for president,
and I want your support," he told
each senator gravely.
Then, with a twinkle in his eye,
he added:
"I have an unbeatable platform:
I am older thaniEisenhower. I am
sicker than Eisenhower. And I
need the rest more than he does."
* * *
IT'S STRICTLY a family feud,
but Jonathan Wainwright V,
son of the Corregidor hero, was
blocked from heading the Kings
Point Merchant Marine Academy
by his cousin, blueblood GOP Con-
gressman Stuyvesant Wainwright.
Irony is that Stuyvesant was
elected to Congress largely by the
famous name of Jonathan's father.
Welker has been button holing
southern senators, begging them to
vote against the controversial fed-
eral dam at Hells Canyon. He
reminds them that he has usually
voted with them against civil rights
bills, whereas senators favoring
Hells Canyon are for civil rights.
"I need your vote in order to get
re-elected," Welker pleads .
Senate Majority Leader Lyndon
Johnson, working behind the
scenes to push the Hells Canyon
project, called a private strategy

meeting in his office. He told the
bill's sponsors about Welker's
lobbying and urged that they get
busy counteracting it. He handed
a long list of senators to Washing-
ton's busy Sen. Warren Magnuson.
Magnuson hesitated. He had some
hectic TV hearings to preside over.
Suddenly Montana's Sen. Mike
Mansfield barged in and announ-
ced to Magnuson: "I just read on
the news ticker that the Republi-
cans have picked your opponent
(Gov. Arthur Langlie) as their
keynote speaker." . . . Magnuson
digested the news for a moment,
then turned to Johnson and said
firmly: "Let's see that list." ..d.
Increasing drought in the Middle
West and Southwest has the agri-
culture Department worried. It
could rival the terrible drought 01
the 1930's. Latest area to be hit
is the corn belt of Missouri, Iowa
and Nebraska. Many farmers al-
ready are preparing to sell their
livestock ... Meanwhile, Secretary
Benson claims that his present
drought program of supplying feed
grains to disaster areas is suffi-
cient . . . . Congressman Graham
Barden of North Carolina has
tucked the bill extending mini-
mum wages to retail clerks in his
vest pocket and there it remains
.... theHouse Labor Committee,
of which Barden is,, chairman,
voted weeks ago to hold hearings
on the minimum wage, but Barder
has flatly refused to pay any at-
tention to the committee vote ...
when Congresswoman Edith Greer
of Oregon tried to get action lasi
week, Barden ran roughshod over
her, indicated he would move
when he felt like it, no sooner.
(Copyright 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)


--Arlene Liss



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and limited to 300 wards. The Daily
reserves the right to edit or with-
hold any letter.
Partiality .
To the Editor:
REF: to yesterday's editorial
by Lee Marks, there appears to
be evidence of partiality. He states
"There's no rationale (and the
Mayor offers none) behind asking
the University to waive its tax-
exemption privilege." And he later
states that the city should offer
fire protection for nothing (and
Mr. Marks offers no rational rea-
It seems in both instances some-
one wants something fpr nothing.
Hardly cricket, sir, hardly crick-
-Ron Hoppe

Khrushchev Embarrasses Western Reds'

A FEW MORE NAMES have been added to
the'centuries-old list of men who have
died for the liberty of Poland, and there will
be more..
There has never been any question that the
ashes strewn over Poland by Germany and
Russia had merely banked the ancient embers.
There has never been any doubt of Polish
patriotism, or of the anticommunism of her
There are several highly interesting angles
to the Poznan demonstration.
One of the first things to remember is that
these Poles have received special inducements
and special treatment from the Communist
government as "colonizers" of former German
territory from which millions of Germans were
deported after the war. In general, the former
Ldilorial Staff
LEE MARKS, Managing Editor
Night Editors
Dick Halloran, Donna Hanson, Arlene Liss,
Marv Ann Tfhoma.aAdelaide Wilev,

German city of Posen is probably better off
than most Polish cities. Yet its people are the
first to cry in chorus, "Russians, get out."
SHREWDLY, they asked a big delegation
of Western visitors to their trade fair to tell
the world of their troubles and their aspira-
One of the acts of the rioters was to destroy
the apparatus by which their Red rulers have
jammed Western radio broadcasts. They have
been listening, and they want to hear more
from the world of truth, only 200 miles away,
yet so very, very far.
The air of uncertainty prevading world
Communist ranks these days was epitomized by
the failure of some police and soldiers to go
into action aginst the rioters, Since the ban-
ning of Stalinist police terror, what officer can
be sure of the limits of his power, or that he
will not be classed as a Beria leftover? How
many of them would support the government
in a real revolt.
IN A LAND which once produced wheat for
export the cry for bread went up, and a
demand for higher wages.The Reds began to
reap the inevitable harvest from false promises
of better living, standards, enunciated from
Moscow only recently.

WB are now hearing from the
Western Communist leaders
on the subject of Khrushchev's
campaign to degrade Stalin. They
are profoundly embarrassed, hav-
ing for many years been Stalin's
obedient servitors, now denying
that his rule was a reign of terror
and then justifying the purges and
executions. They cannot plead, as
Khrushchev has, that he served
the tyrant because he was afraid
of him.. Togliatti and Nenni in
Italy, Thorez in France, not to
mention the little Communist pub-
lications in Britain and the United
States, did not have to embrace
Stalinism. Now that Stalin is be-
ing demolished ,in Moscow, they
have lost face and they look very
foolish indeed.
To make matters worse. Khru-
chshev has shown how little
thought he gives to them by not
taking the trouble to send them a
copy of his famous diatribe, The
leaders of Western communism
have been reduced, as they bitterly
complain, to finding out what

now made by Khrushchev have
been published long since. The
only thing about them that is
essentially new is that they are
now officially confirmed by Stal-
in's successor at the head of the
Communist Party. Men like Tog-
liatti, Thorez, Nenni have been the
victims of the hoax, not because
they have been intimidated and
not, I would think, because they
have been bribed, but because
they were in the grips of their own
will to believe.
To believe what? That the revo-
lution in Russia was showing the
way, and must therefore be fol-
lowed, to the construction of that
society which they, and European
Socialists, had learned to believe
in. They became the dupes not
only of Stalinism but of Leninism
as well because they misjudged
the essential character of the
Soviet experience.
they should have been on their
guard. For Marx taught that So-
cialism would develop out of the

ward country. What Stalin did, atI
the sacrifice of the happiness of a
whole generation, was to organize
an economy which would enable
Russia to compete in productivity
with Western capitalism. In the
Stalin era the objective was not to
lead the West to Socialism but to
make Russia catch up with the
West's industrialism.
It was an extreme form of self-,
deception for a Socialist like Nen-
ni to look for leadership to a
country which had never developed
a modern industrial system and
had never known the civil liberties
and the democratic institutions of
the West. The most intelligent way
to conceive the Soviet system is, it
seems to me, as a successful dem-
onstration of how, by ignoring the
human costs, a country that is
primitive in its economy and un-
used to constitutional government,
can be industrialized rapidly and
developed into a powerful state.
If we conceive Soviet commun-
ism in this way-as a gospel for
the primitive-we have, I think,
the key to a number of puzzling

ests and sensibilities of the West-
ern peoples.
* * *
IN A SPEECH he made the other
day in San Francisco, Mr. Dulles
remarked that while the Russian
Communists now "dissociate them-
selves from Stalin, not even this
much gain' is registered by the
Chinese Communist Party." The
explanation may well be that the
Chinese are still Stalinists because
they are still in the early stage of
their own forced industrialization,
of which the target date is 1967.
The Russians, according to this
view of things, have now achieved
a formidable industrial system,
and have therefore outlived Stalin-
To take this view is to regard
Stalinism as in its essence the
totalitarian terror required for an
inhuman purpose-to compel a
generation to sacrifice itself in or-
der to transform a primitive pea--
sant economy into an advanced
industrial economy.
With this in mind, we can best
appreciate the crucial importance
to the future of mankind of what


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