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Sixty-Sixth Year

"Situation Unchanged"

A Ybena Opiions Axe Free
Trutb WtUJ PrevaI3*

'Certain Feeling,'
Hope And Little Eva
UST ABOUT everyone is going to the movies these nights, more or
less whether or not the film being shown is worth sitting still two
hours on account of.
'That Certain Feeling" definitely hits the gong in this respect,
since it genuinely bristles with clever dialogue: especially when Bob
Hope is on stage, which rp is, fortunately, most of the time.
Based vaguely on "King of Hearts," a moderately successful
Broadway play, this film also features Eva Marie Saint, George Sanders,

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the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.


Righteous Legion
Screens Hollywood

THE ILLUSTRIOUS American Legion has
taken another job in its self-appointed role
as defender and protector of everything truly
Now the Legion has instituted a system under
which Legion posts throughout the United
States get an explanation from Hollywood if
the posts accuse anyone connected with the
film industry of having Communist ties.
Outlining the setup at a public hearing of
the House Committee of Un-American Activi-
ties, former Legion national commander James
F. O'Neil disputed charges implicating that the
Legion participated in "damning anyone" or in
, "clearance of anyone." Such accusations, he
asserted, was "a distortion, if not a deliberate
Yet he continued to describe an informal
arrangement with movie executives which the
Legion considers to be "very, very good at the
present time."
ACCORDING TO O'Neil the program works
as follows:
A Legion post might protest against a movie
because of some suspect actor writer. When the
film company heard about this, it would get
a letter from the employe explaining his record
and views. The Legion in turn agreed to send
the letter to the complaining post.
Then, he said, the post could make its own
decision, based on the allegations and the ex-
planation. Of about 100 cases known to him,
the accused persons were 'rehabilitated" -
able again to obtain employment.
So the American Legion, in all its righteous-
ness, can apparently force the giant movie in-
dusty to fire actors, writers, or anyone else
connected with the industry, unless the accused
person makes an explanation satisfactory not
to the employer, but to the American Legion.
Although O'Neil denied it, what else is this
system than an ill-disguised, if not blatantly

open attempt to "blacklist" all persons in the
movie industry suspected of Communist affili-
ations, past or present?
H AS THE great American Legion set itself
up as another Supreme Court designed
specifically to adjudicate cases involving per-
sons whom the Legion suspects of having
Communist ties? Even the federal tribunal has
not attempted to take on such a task in the
field of private industry. And in the area of
government employment, the Court has ruled
that persons in non-sensitive positions sus-
pected of being a Communist or Communist
sympathizer cannot be fired on those grounds
Although the right to hire and fire one's own
employes within reason was not included in the
Bill of Rights, 180 years of proud support of
American Liberty is ample enough reason for
protesting the invasion of this right by the
Legion or any other such group.
What right or official capacity does the Le-
gion have for exercising such powers over
another private organization in American soci-
ety? That the movie industry seems to have
acceded to such imposition is all the more
HIS IS NOT to urge the employment of
Communists in any organization, even
though their employment in non-vital positions
can do little conceivable harm. It is the fact
that the Legion, by operating suc ha program,
is usurping the right of the movie industry
to hire whomever they choose that is so lament-
When any organization in a free society
takes. it upon itself to determine who shall
work for any other organization, the basic
rights' of all persons in that society are in

a~es w yTi posr

Double-Edged Statements

WHEN PRESIDENT Eisenhower informed the
world that he is going to run again, the
stock market rose, GOP leaders said that they
were jubilant and Democrats prepared for
The announcement, made public by Senator
Knowland, though hardly a surprise, invoked
many comments from political leaders, the
most interesting of which came from two
prominent Democrats, Truman and Stevenson.
The statements themselves, though super-
ficially seeming made in graciousness good
fellowship, were also made in the campaigning
spirit indicating that Ike's health will be a
target for Democratic attack.
At a luncheon in Chicago at which he was
honored. Harry Truman congenially declared
that he was "glad" to hear that General Eisen-
hower felt fit to attempt a campaign and pos-
sibly another four years in the White House;
apparently forgetting that Mr. Eisenhower
has advanced a step in rank since his army
T THIS TIME, Adlai Stevenson, a guest at
the luncheon also issued a statement saying,
"I am delighted to hear that President Eisen-
hower feels in good enough health to run
again for the Presidency."
These barbed innuendoes expressed by Dem-
ocratic leaders indicated for the sake of ameni-
ties that they were "glad" and "delighted"
that Ike was running again. And the other
side of their two-edged statements implied

that the President was not really fit to run for
office again.
At this same luncheon, Truman spoke briefly,
taking care to stress the long and hard working
day required of the President.
"It's a sixteen-hour day, seven day week," he
said. Unfortunately, Mr. Truman's time card
was not available for observers.
Political Implications
In GM Anti-Trust Suit
AFEW DAYS AGO, the Justice Department
filed charges against General Motors which
has sold too many buses this year.
Specifically, GM was charged with refusing
to sell buses to competitors of favorite com-
panies, offering customers preferential prices,
and causin gother manufacturers to discontinue
bus production.
Since this suit has been initiated during an
election year, there is a finite but undetermin-
ed probability that the action may have politi-
cal motivation, although this appears unlikely.
Certainly the claims that "big business" domi-
nates the Eisenhower administration are not
likely to be modified by thL onset of an anti-
trust suit against GM.
Similar suits against IBM and AT&T have
been successfully boncluded but it is exceeding-
ly unlikely that the executives of these cor-
porations will vote Democratic in November.

THE LEAST publicized relative
of President Eisenhower, his
brother - in - law, Col. Gordon
Moore, is a soft-spoken, mild-
mannered, retired Army officer
who sits in a well-appointed but
not overly ornate office in Wash-
ington's Walker Building.
All around him on the walls are
mute reminders'of his relationship
to the First Family-an oil paint-
ing of Ike as a five-star General,
photos of Ike and Mamie, pictorial
highlights of the President's car-
Colonel Moore is not a man you
would pick out in a crowd. He is
gray-haired, well-groomed, self-
effacing, almost the typical re-
tired army officer transplanted to
civilian boredom. He has none of
the vivaciousness of his sister-in-
law, Mamie, or his wife, Mike, who
is Mamie's sister.
Officially Colonel Moore is an
expediter of airline business and a
lender of money to nonsked air-
lines. In the days when the stanch-
ly Republican New York Herald
Tribune was launching its cam-
paign against Harry Truman and
the five-percenters, he would have
been branded as such. But one
doesn's use that term with Repub-
lican expediters of business any
You can't help liking the Colo-
nel when you sit down to talk with
"I'm just an old soldier trying
to make a living," he explains self-
WHEN you examine his business
and compare it with his precari-

ous pecuniary status shortly be.
fore his brother-in-law entered
the White House, however, the
conclusion is inescapable that he
has done well. Like some of the
lawyers and lobbyists who hung
Truman's autographed picture on
the wall and later got investigated
by the Senate, Colonel Moore has
prospered. He has not, however,
been investigated.
Colonel Moore's name was po-
tently passed around Washington
Financial circles last week as a re-
sult of the biggest transportation
deal in D. C. history-the $13,540,-
000 sale of the Capital Transit
Company w h i c h supplies the
streetcars and buses for the Cap-
ital's ambulatory population.
For months, various groups had
made offers to buy Washington's
bus and streetcar system. Then
suddenly, as a surprise midnight
meeting, an offer was accepted
from O. Roy Chalk, millionaire
owner of Trans-Caribbean Air-
ways. Similar or better offers were
In putting across his sudden
deal to run the transit system,
Chalk had the assistance of both
Colonel Moore and his attorney,
Edward F. Colladay, close to the
Republican National Committee.
Chalk, however, went out of his
way to conceal Moore's connec-
For two weeks he ducked in-
quiries from this column. He even
instructed th- Willard Hotel to
deny he was registered there,
though staying in room 601. His
business partner, Morris Fox,
blandly denied that Ike's brother-

in-law had anything to do with
the deal.
* * *
IT HAS now been definitely es-
tablished, however, that Colonel
Moore introduced Chalk to Robert
C. Baker, Executive Director of
the American Security and Trust
and a Capital Transit Director;
that he telephoned Harry McDon-
ald, a rival bidder, and urged him
to get together with Chalk, not
compete with him; and Colonel
Moore, franker than his associates,
acknowledged to this column that
he had helped put the deal across
"in a small way."
The careers of Roy Chalk and
the President's brother - in - law
have been inextricably intertwined
ever since the spring of 1952 when
Chalk took a long-shot gamble
that General Eisenhower would be
the next President of the U.S.A.
At that time,Colonel Moore's
economic fortunes were at a low
ebb, so low that he and his wife
had offered to sell their house.
At this point Chalk hired Moore
for $6,500 to handle public rela-
tions for the independent Military
Air Transport Association.
Moore was hired three times
and fired twice before the Repub-
lican convention in 1952. He was
fired and rehired as Ike's fortunes
ebbed and flowed. The last time he
was fired by the Military Trans-
port Association Chalk stepped in
and hired him directly for Trans-
Caribbean. They went to the GOP
convention together, and a week
after Ike was nominated, Colonel
Moore was promoted to Vice Pres-
ident of Trans-caribbean.
(Copyright 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

and even Al Capp. a bit player.
Briefly, Hope plays a neurotic
cartoonist who has a strange urge
to woof his cookies every time he
talks back to the boss. Result:
woofed cookies all over the place
and no job for Hope.
Eva, having left the waterfront
for better things, plays Hope's one-
time wife, who is now private sec-
retary and intimate of George
Sanders, rich and pompous car-
toonist who draws a great strip for
700 papers.
Even Pearl Bailey is tossed in.
She plays Sander's maid and if
this gives you some idea of the
type of apartment he runs, think
Well si, Eva helps poor jobless
Hope to help George Sanders draw
his strip. And while George is off
in Washington making speeches,
and Edward R. McMurrow is get-
ting ready to feature Sanders on
his "Person to Person" TV pro-
gram, Eva and Bob get crocked,
have a reasonably gay time of it,
and sack out anidst a dispersion
of champagne bottles.
ANY GRAD student in Turkish
Jit can see how this is all going
to work out, and so it does. But
with a steady stream of Bob Hope
humor, along with suitable pom-
posities from Mr. Sanders, while
little Eva sits around' looking
pretty, uncomfortable, and effi-
Thrown in for good measure is
a crew-cut psychiatrist who Hope
hopes will cure him of cookie woof-
ing. Says Hope:
"Who do you go to when you're
in trouble, Doctor?" And when
the Doctor holds up an auto-
graphed photo of Freud: "I guess
I'm in good hands."
Actually, some of the character-
izations do get out of hand at
times. Hope is just too, too lov-
able; while Sanders is' incredibly
cold and remote, while Eva Marie
just can't make up her mind who
to take off with. But with some
subtle help from Pearl Bailey, a
maid to write home about, she sees
the light and all ends happily.
There is even a big TV scene
thrown in for good measure. All
this and VistaVision too.
Definitely though, this is Bob
Hope's picture, and only his well
practiced delivery keeps it from
dragging here and there. Pearl
Baley sings every so often too, and
Sanders and Eva Marie wear ele-
gant clothes.
* * *
TO THE DISMAY of animal
lovers everywhere, this excellent
and well written film is coupled
with a Warner Brothers cartoon
of unsavory aspect.
This wretched creation depicts
the well worn-out theme of Cat
catches Mouse, Cat beats the tar
out of Mouse, Mouse outwits Cat,
Cat loses Job.
The mouse-wrecking scene is
truly gruesome; tender hearted old
men wept and old ladies shud-
dered. The vanquished cat is seen,
as the curtains close, hobbling off
into the distance, a mass of bruis-
es, cuts, fractures, and gastro-
intestinal disorders.
This is surely a sorry spectacle
to present to impressionable child-
ren and 'undergraduates but per-
haps the effect will not be a last-
ing one.
-David Kessel

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Fresh Air Camp Clinic at 8:00 p. m,
on Fri., July 13, at the Fresh Air Camp,
Patterson Lake, Pinckney, Michigan. Dr.
Ralph D. Rabinovitch will be psychi-
atric consultant.
Astronomy Department Visitors' Night
Fri., July 13, 8:30 p.m., Room 2003
Angell Hall. Prof. F. T. Haddock will
talk on "Radio Stars and Planets." After
the talk the Student Observatory on
the fifth floor of Angell Hal will be
open for inspection and for telescopi
observations of the Moon and Saturn.
Children welcomed, but must be ac-
companied by adults.
University Lecture: 3:00 p. m., Mon.,
July 16, Aud. A, Angell Hall, demon-
stration-lecture by Maynard Klein Di-
rector University of Michigan Cors
on "The High School Choral Reper-
toire." Open to the general public.
University Lecture by Henry Austin,
Department of Speech, "Problems of
Musical Production, "7:00 p. m., Mon,
July 16, in Aud. A, Angell Hall. Spon-
sored by the Department of Music Ed-
ucation of the School of Music; open
to the general public.
Foreign Language Lecture: Prof. The-
odore Mueller of wayne State Universi.
ty, on "A Practical High School Lan.
guage Laboratory and its Integration"
Tues., July 17, at 4:10 p. m. in Rm.
429 Mason Hall. The public I In-
The Circle, W. Somerset Maugham's
comedy, will be presented by the De-
partment of Speech at 8:00 p.m. to-
night in the Lydia Mendelssohn Thea-
Stanley Quartet, Gilbert Ros,_vio-
lin Emil Raab, violin, Robert Court,
viola, Oliver Edel, cello, with Clyde
Thompson, double boss, 8:30 p. m.,
iles., July 17, In the Rackham Leec
ture Hall. Mozart's Divertimento i.
flat major, K. 53, Leslie Bassett's Quin-
tet for String Quartet with Bass (1954),
dedicated to the Stanley Qiartet and
Clyde Thompson, and Mozart's Quar-
tet In D major, K. 575. Open to the
general public without charge.
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The Department of Classical Studies
will give an informal tea for its stud-
ents on Tues., July 17 in the East Con-
ference Room of the Rackham Build.
ing, at 4 p. m. Anyone interested in
the Classics is invited.
La Petite Causette Informal French
conversation group will meet Mon.,
July 16, at 4:00 p. m. in the Snact
Bar of the Michigan' Union. Anyone
wishing to speak French is welcome.
Doctoral Examination for Kiyosh
Kitasaki, Pharmaceutical Chemistry;
thesis: "Analogs of Demerol and Ami-
done," Mon., July 16, 2525 Chemistry
and Pharmacy Building, at 2:00 p. in
Chairman, F. F. Blicke.
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and Methods Woodworking Expert.
Fasson Products, Div. of Avery Pa-
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Eisenhower and Dulles Differ on Neutralism

Historc Dinkin Sweepstakes

Associated Press News Analyst
FROM ALL THE excitement you'd think that
Nikita Khrushchev is challenging Nero,
Alexander the Great and Henry VIII for the
historic drinking sweepstakes.
Two distince lines of speculation have de-
veloped over the possible results.
One considers it possible that Khrushchev
will drink himself right out of his job.
The other worries because he might get
drunk and start a war without knowing what
he was doing,
Editorial Staff
LEE MARKS, Managing Editor
Night Editors

ONE WONDERS when Pravda will have its
next dissertation on the evils of Hooligan-
ism. The term has been used by both the
Stalinists and the "collective" governments for
disorderly conduct of almost any kind, from
speeding to public criticisms of the government.
A lot depends on whether you accept the old
belief that people speak what they really think
when drinking, or the theory that drinkers
should not be held too closely responsible
far what they say.
It is not hard to think that Nikita, saying
the big powers pay too much attention to the
small nations which don't count, is saying
wh'at he believes.
It is harder to think that he intended to
insult a lot of people whose good will he has
obviously been seeking.
AS FOR losing his job, that would depend
on factors of which}we know too little. The
Russians in general believe in a whoop and a
holler, at the right time, as good for you.

AMONG the many problems that
Dwight Eisenhower will face as
he returns to work in Washington
will be the interesting one of how
to explain or reconcile the differ-
ences between his and Secretary
Dulles' stand on the uncommitted
nations. Those differences appear
to be so large that, were they
not both members of the same
"team," one would think they
were initiating another "Great De-
bate" on the wisdom and morality
of neutralism.
Shortly before his operation the
President told a surprised press
conference that he did not in-
terpret the attitude of the un-
committed nations to mean neu-
trility "as between right and
wrong, or decency and indecency."
He cited America's long history of
neutrality and even went so far
as to say that an uncommitted
nation, if attacked, might com-
mand more of the world's sym-
pathies than if it had "announced
its military association with anoth-

is required. But in whatever form
the guarantee is made, the U.S.
can well argue that military sup-
port is likely to be of more prac-
tical use, should an attack come,
than the moral support in which
the president indicates so much
IN RESPONSE to a number of
calls from worried a l1i e s, the
White House staff issued a tor-
tured reconstruction of the Presi-
dent's remarks. But if this tend-
ed to pacify one group, Dulles'
speech at Ames, Iowa, was soon
to alienate another.
The President had predicted
optimistically, if not prayerfully,
that Dulles would clarify the Ad-
ministration position "so that we
can all understand what it is we
are trying to do in waging the
peace." Dulles' speech was very
clear, very consistent with previ-
ous Administration policy, and
very foolish.
The Secrretary was at his mor-

it of India's Nehru or the just-
completed one of Indonesia's Su-
karno, both of whom, the Secre-
tary apparently believes, must be
periodically reminded how "im-
moral" is their conception of their
nations' self-interest.
, ,
NOT ONLY do the Dulles' re-
marks represent a constant at-
titude of the State Department,
but that attitude has been trans-
lated into such actions and in-
actions as the de-emphasis of
Point Four, the failure to develop
a program of economic aid to
underdeveloped nations - of Asia
struggling to keep their freedom,
the emphasis and reliance on arm-
ed .alliances, the defiance of Asian
opinion by refusing to end nu-
clear tests in the Pacific contin-
gent on the Soviets' following suit,
and such rebuffs to Nehru as re-
calling his friend Chester Bowles
as our ambassador to India and
unhesitatingly accepting his po-
lite offer to postpone indefinitely
his U.S. visit due to the Presi-

remains aloof over anti-colonial
revolts in Algeria, Cyprus and
Morocco. Had not Mr. Dulles assur-
ed us that "indifference to the
fate of others" was "an immoral
and shortsighted conception," we,
would even go so far as to char-
acterize American policy toward
colonial disputes as being
OUR POLICY can be defended
on the grounds that our self-inter-
est demands that we avoid alienat-
ing either side in a dispute among
non-Communist nations. But' such
a defence is morally sterile when
coupled with protestations that
America's real interest in the
struggle against Communism is
the freedom of mankind and with
our righteous indignation over de-
cisions by "neutralists" that their
self-interest in the cold war like-
wises requires them to a v o i d
alienating, either side.
It is quite legitimate for the
State Department to argue that
the neutralists are acting unwise-



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