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liddle East Anti-West
dot Nationalistic-Smith

In trying to pin a label on the
rment in the Middle East, the
rm "anti-West" is more applic-
ble than "nationalism," accord-
ig to Wilfred Smith, professor of
;lamic Studies at McGill Uni-'
ersity, Montreal.
Prof. Smith, delivering the last
z the Summer Session series on
Religion in Contemporary So-
ety," maintained that the arro-
ance common to Western civili-
ation is a constant cause of anger
the non-Western world..
devise Law
're ara on,
BRUSSELS - American legal
lucation should pay more atten-
on to the principles of justice,
rof. Hessel E. Yntema of the law
hool declared Monday.
He said legal education has con-
ntrated too much on techniques
legal practice. Prof. Yntema
elivered an inaugural address at
ie Fifth International Congress
Comparative Law.
He is the presiding officer of
e Congress and vice-president of
ze International Academy of
omparative Law, the sponsoring
"The first function of a legal
lucation is to prepare for a life-
mhe of service in the profession,"
rof. Yntema said. "Legal educa-
on should provide, insight and
nowledge of enduring value."
He called comparative legal ed-
ction "indispensable," not only
> counteract 'native provincial-
m's of local practice, but also "to
rovide the jurists of the future
ith adequate general preparation
meet the new technical prob-
ms of a changing world."
A legal education should instill
z the profession devotion to the
indamental ideas of justice, as
ogressively re-defined in the
Xrit of humanism," he said.

Religion, Prof. Smith said, is a
much deeper and more powerful
force in the Middle East than is
nationalism. If nationalism is to
be a force at all, he declared, "it
can only flourish when it becomes
subservient to the forces of Islam.
If nationalism cannot serve this
purpose, it has no chance at all."
There is a basic fallacy in our
attempt to understand the Middle
East when we take religion as one
factor and try to relate it to oth-
er factors, he said. This stems
from our attempt to analyze an-
other civilization in terms of our
own, Prof. Smith said..
"Islam is not a civilization - it
is the framework to which poli-
tics, economics, law and ether
factors adhere; and thus the fun-
damentkl issue in the Islam world
today is the development of some
concept in which Moslems canf
find meaningful relationships to
the universe and society.
Subordinate Until Then
"Until that happens," he said,
"everything else will remain sub-
Prof. Smith surveyed the rise
of nationalism in Iran, Turkey,
the Arab world and Israel. He con-
cluded that developments there
have, arisen in three stages.
The first, he said, is an upsurge
of what is now called nationalism,
which took place in close alliance
with religion.
Split in Second Phase
The second phase was a split be-
tween nationalism and religion,
resulting in the dominance of sec-
The final stage, Prof. Smith
said, was the coming to the fore
of the overt religious forces, which'
attracted the young men who have
brought religion more forcefully,
into the political and economic
structure of these areas.
Nationalism without religion
has proved weak; "It has been un-
able to bear the burden of carry-
ing life in modern society," Prof.
Smith maintained.
Therefore, he concluded, "na-
tionalist" movements need a con-
nection with the Islamic tradition
in order to be successful.

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Burned Labor Agent's Un<
Reported Missing by PolIc
PONTIAC, Mich. (A') -- Threat- make him "next?" Prosecutor f Herman could hav
ened with a similar fate, the ven- Frederick Ziem let him leave the police had found two
geance-swearing uncle of Frank hospital, after he'd helped coax his, one equipped wit)
Kierdorf is missing. Frank's story from him. But a po- Ziem issued a warr
Kierdorf was badly burned Sun- liceman at Herman's suburban day for Herman's arre
day by two unknown assailants. Madison Heights home said he ing a gun with an
Herman Kierdorf, who vanished never got there. lencer.
overnight, is widely sought by po-
lice. Where he went or what hap-
pened to him, they say, is a mys- W itnesses C 1aimLaun
Nephew Frank lay near death
at a hospital, 85 per cent of his
body seared. He was positive his w rs Pay Off Leam s
burning was connected with union
Quit Last Week WASHINGTON () - Witnesses
told the Senate Rackets Commit- in stony silence. He:I
Prank is business agent for thet s athaetroi - to be questioned cl
2,000-member Teamsters Local dry owners made a secret $17,500 length as the commit
332 in nearby Flint. Herman quit payoff to avoid a citywide strike gates labor-manageme
only last week as business agent of the Teamsters Union in 1949. in Detroit and alleged
for Detroit Joint Teamsters Coun- with the underworld.
dil 43, andas an aide to Teamster Several witnesses agreed it was
Union President James R. Hoffa, extortion. Two said they thought Testifies Payoff
Both Kierdorfs had been reluc- some of the money went into the Howard Balkwill, ex
tant, Fifth Amendment witnesses pockets of James R. Hoffa, now retary of the Detroit
before the Senate Rackets Com- international president of the Laundry, testified the
mittee in its probe of possible Teamsters. But they couldn't off was made by lau
links between Teamsters and mob- swear to this, the pair said. who were members c
sters. Both are ex-convicts, each Hoffa listened to the testimony tute. He said "we wo
convicted of armed robbery. Hoffa got some of it.
The' 68-year-old Herman said O r "We wouldn't have
an anonymous telephoner told O r er State say that he did," Bal
him 15 minutes before he- learned however.
Frank, 56, had been burned: William H. Miller
Vows Search In W N ar h withn$450 in the deal
After viewing Frank's blistered understood it was d
body, Herman swore late Monday: LANSING (R) - Gov. Willams Roffa.
"I don't know who did it, but I'm today ordered State law enforce- PaesPay
going to find out." ment agencies into the investiga- Balkwill told the i
When a policeman suggested, tion of the ?pntiac torture burn- payments were arran
"Let us take care of this one," ing of Frank Kierdorf, business Joe Holtzman, a Detr
Herman shot back grimly: "Not agent for the Teamsters Union. lations consultant wh
if I get there first. I got to do it." Williams ordered Attorney Gen- died. Hoffa has ackno
Did someone nab Herman and eral Paul L. Adams to send a task ting an interest-free
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Associated Press Newsfeatures Writer
Some 15 miles due north of the
Marine garrison in Beirut lies t~e
tiny Lebanese coastal village of
Jubeil, known to the ancients as
Three or four thousand years
ago; Byblos was a principal port of
a people called Phoenicians. And
not the least of its exports was a
particularly fine grade of papyrus.
Such was the quality and quan-
tity of Byblos' papyrus that the
Greeks took to calling their books
"biblion," and the word passed
into English as the name of the
scriptures-the Bible.
Find Holy Places .
It's difficult to go anywhere in
the strife - torn modern Middle
East without stumbling over places
made holy by the saints, prophets
and founders of Judaism and
Iraqi rebel guns and the shouts'
of Baghdad street mobs echoed
across a nearby plain where, tradi-
tion has it, mankind began in "a
garden eastward in Eden."
Israeli armor, invading Sinai
during the Suez War of 1956,
rolled through the Wilderness of
Paran where dwelt Ishmael, son of
Abraham and the bondwoman
Hagar and the traditional ancester
of the Arabs.
Little more than 20 miles from
the American staging base at
Adana, Turkey, is Tarsus, birth-
place of the discjple St. Paul.
Border Guards Watch
Israeli and Jordanian border
guards watch each other across
the barren Dead Sea and perhaps
wonder if the waters really hide
Bureau Fills
Job Vacancies,
Last year the University Bureau
of Appointments and Occupation-
al Information received requests
for applicants to fill over 30,000,
vacancies in personnel, H. Glenn
Ludlow, director of the Bureau re-
"Of this total number, 13,404
vacancies were reported in the
field of teaching and administra-
tion," Ludlow said. The remainder
of the 30,000 were in business, in-
dustry, government service and
summer jobs in camps and resorts.

the ruins of Sodom and Gomorrah,
cities destroyed for their wicked-
The Jordanians stand in what
once was the land of Moab, where
Ruth clung to Naomi and told her
"whither thou goest I will go .. .
thy people shall be my people and
thy God my God."
And the Israelis are not far from
Hebron and the "cave of the field'
of Machpelah before Mamre"
burial place of Abraham, father
of the Jews, and his wife, Sarah.
Contention In Gaza
Gaza, modern bone of conten-
tion between Israel and Egypt, is
the city of the Philistines where
Samson, shorn and blinded, "bow-F
ed himself with all his might; and
Auto Training
Gives Drver
)Better Chance
Your chances of having an
automobile accident this year are
about one in 17, a safety educa-
tion expert said yesterday at the
But those who have taken driv-
er education courses have twice
as good a chance of avoiding ac-
cidents and staying alive on the
highways, Joseph Labelski told
the University Institute of Teach-
ec Preparation for Driver Educa-
One hundred and ten persons
are killed and 3,800 are injured
daily in auto accidents, he said.
But surveys have shown that stu-
dents in driver training courses
have an accident rate about 'half
that of non-trained motorists, Za-
belski continued.
Michigan has reduced its traffic
fatalities about 10 per cent in the
past two years, while the national
rate hias gone up by four per cent,
Zabelski noted.
He said the 200,000 students
trained in Michigan are doing a
good job of passing attitudes
learned in driver training classes
back to their parents, who are
thus becoming better drivers.
"Moke your students realize
that driving is an activity in
which you must have regard for
the rights and privileges of oth-
ers," he told the group.

the house fell upon the lords and
upon all 'the people that were
Not far from there, toward
Jerusalem, is the Valley of Elah
where young David, not yet king,
met Goliath of Gath and "pre-
vailed over the Philistine with a
sling and with a stone."
Gebel Musa, deep in the Sinai
Peninsula of Egypt, traditionally
is Mount Sinai of Exodus where
Moses and his wandering people
received the Ten Commandments.
Walls Fell
Just North of the Dead Sea in
Palestinian Jordan is Jericho,
whose walls fell to the sounds of
trumpets and shouts, and the bank
of the River Jordan where Jesus
was baptized by John.
Also in Jordan are Mt. Nebo,
where the Lord showed Moses the
promised land, and Penuel, where
Jacob wrestled with the angel and
was called Israel "for as a prince
hast thou power with God and
with men."
Farther north, in what is now
Israel, are Nazareth, boyhood home
of Jesus; and Cana of Galilee,
where he performed His first
miracle; and Megiddo, the Biblical
Armageddon, where the Bible says
the last great battle between good'
and evil is to be staged.
Find Chaldees Ruins
Well to the west, amid oil wells
that gush riches for Iraq, are found.
the ruins of Ur of the Chaldees,
birthplace of Abram; and Babylon,
site of the Tower of Babel and the
captivity of the Israelites. Baby-
lon is about 50 miles south of
Turkey, too, is rich in Biblical
In the middle of the long border
with Syria, a current site of ten-
sions, is Haran where Abram and
his father, Terah, dwelt after they
went forth from Ur of the Chal-
And in the rugged mountains of,
Turkish Armenia, near where
Turkey, Iran and the Soviet Union
share a bleak frontier, is Mt.
Ararat, traditional resting place
of Noah's Ark.

NYC President
Says Merger
C CAGO () - The president
of the New York Central Railroad
said yesterday a proposed merger
with the Pennsylvania Railroad.is
under study and may be present-
ed to stockholders by the end of
"We haven't come up with any-
thing definite yet," said NYC
President Alfred E. Perlman, "but
monthly meetings are being held
to study the merger possibility
and the possible operational sav-
ings resulting from such a move."
He added:
"If any favorable decision comes
from our studies, we may present
the findings to NYC-Pennsylvania
stockholders before the end of the.
Perlman said silch a merger
might cost as much as 100 million
dollars in new facilities, revisions
of union labor contracts and other

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s Physical Education (includes su.-
ising student teachers); Elem.
ech Correction.
ghland Park, Mich. - Early and
elementary; Girls Physical Educa-
H ome Economics; Orthopedic (all
n. levels).
t. Clemens, Mich. - HS Math.
ckson, Mich. -- JHS Math; Art; Up-
uskegon Heights, Mich.-JHS Home
r any additional information con-
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528
Bldg., NO 3-1511, Ext. 489.
sonnel Requests:
est Virginia State College, Institute,
Ta., has a temporary vacancy in the
.tion of Curator, Science Building
particular reference to the Chem-.
Dept. for the ten-month period,
. 1, 1958 to June 30, 1959. Minimum
hrements: Bachelors Degree with a
or in Chemistry.
oyes & Co., Providence, , is look-
for a man, possibily with a Master's
ee and) practical psychological
ning. Age: 35-40, Work would in-
e statistical and interpretive work
nedia, personal contact with media
esentatives. Some business exper-
;e is desired.
3eing ,Airplane 16o., Wichita, Kas.,+
openings for the .following: Aero-
amics, Stress, Structural Dynamics,
.ctural Test, Electrical-Product De-.
Human Factors, Reliability, and
ht Test.
nerica Fore Loyalty Group, Chicago,
is looking for Fire Underwriters,
ial Agents and Adjusters.
luminum Company of, America,
sburgh, Pa., has openings for 'men
'echnical Sales, Technical Research,
Plant Engineering.
search Center-General Foods Cor-
tidn, Tarry own, N.Y., has openings
&ien in Chemical Research, Product
elopment, Engineering Research and

Development, Packaging Engineering,
Analytical Chemistry.
'Philco Corporation, Philadelphia, Pa.,
has openings for men in Research, De-
velopment, and Field Engineering po-
sitions., , 1
U.S. Army Engineer District, Buffalo,
N.Y., has openings available for Elec-
trical and Structural Engineers."
McNeil Laboratories, Inc., Philadel-
phia, Pa., has openings for the follow-,
ing positions: Professional Service Rep-
resentatives, Executive Secretaries, Sec-
retaries with Foreign Language Ability,
Chemists-Analytical, Organic, and Bio,
Pharmacologists, Literature Scientists,
Technical Scientists,'
Spencer Chemical Company, Kansas
City, Mo., has openingse for Sales
Trainee, Production Trainee, Process
Development, and Research.
Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation,
Toledo, Ohio, has openings in the fol-
lowing fields: Sales, Administrative
Staff, Cost Control, Traffic, Account-
ing, Systems, Personnel, Marketing,
Manaufacturing; Basic & Applied Re-
searcir, Process Control, Design, Techni-
cal Sales, and Production.
Ethyl Corporation, Detroit, Mich., has
openings for chemical engineers with
several years exp. in refinery process
engineering, operations, and/or econ-
omic analysis. Positions involve tech-
nical service and consulting type work
for petroleum refiners. Detroit location.
For further information on available
positions, contact the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 3528 Admin. Bldg., Ext.
Wayne County Civil Service Commis-
sion, will b e interviewing on Fri., Aug.
8, 1958 for men and women with Mas-
ter's degrees in Social Work. Positions
available in various Wayne County in-
For more interview information con-
tact the Bureau of Appointments, 3528
Admin. Bldg., Ext. 3371.

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