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ISDAY, JUNE 26, 1958 NIGHT EDITOR: SUSAN HOLTZER
Highwrv Commissioner Mackie,
Not Adams, Raises Trust Question
"When Do We Get Out Of This Depression?"
Love's Labor's Lost
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"NAVARRE shall be the wonder of the world;
Our court shall be a little Academe,"
So resolves Ferdinand, King of Navarre, and so resolve Berowne,
Longaville, and Dumain: to live and study for three years, sleeping but
three hours a night, fasting one day a week, eating but one meal the
other days, and mainly, not speaking to women.
Oddly enough, this resolve lasts one full act, then falls about the
royal bosoms of the Princess of France and three Ladies in Waiting who
come to Navarre on serious business.
Meanwhile, the clownish Costard and the pompous Don Armado
both pursue a country wench, damsel, maid and/or virgin named
'Finely Put Off!'
[E SHERMAN ADAMS affair has brought
nto public focus the question of morality
ublic office; the do's and don'ts of a man
.nfluence in a position of responsibility.
ever, the subtler forms of abuse of public
uence hqave become buried under the scare
the rise of the vicuna.
ae Adams affair is not an abuse of politi-
norality in any sense of the word. Adams
pted (and gave) gifts to Bernard Gold-
an old friend. The American public at
stmas spends millions to give gifts,. and
idealized consensus is that one expects
ing in return for these. They are tokens
ffection, a noble expression of the brother-
I of humanity. Goldfine did some good
is for his friend, Adams, much as one gives
garette to a friend. However, Goldfine can
rd more lavish gifts.
hraham, of Biblical note, wanted to give
a gift and chose his son to sacrifice. This
was not accepted, but thousands of cattle
h were sacrificed throughout the Old Tes-
ent were. Gifts have a long history and ap-
ntly everyone, including God, accepts
gift is a gift, and if everyone gives and
ves gifts why should one man be perse-
I for it? If the gift system is outmoded, a
general overall, not a limited'persecution,
A REAL VIOLATION of public morality
exists, not in the Adams case, but in the
type of case which rests closer to home, in
Lansing. John Mackie state highway com-
missioner has used his office in a subtler, but
perhaps more serious way. On each highway
construction project signs are being erected
saying, "Your tax dollars at work." These no-
tices are signed, in foot-high letters, "John
Mackie, State Highway Commissioner." What
this amounts to is not information, for every-
one knows who builds roads and that their
financing is not philanthropic. Rather, these
signs can be considered political advertising
for Mackie, who has his name appearing all,
over the state in large letters for no readily,
discernible purpose. This may well aid Mackie
in becoming a more well-known figure
throughout the state, and serve as well as
campaign posters for future elections. The
point, however, is not that Mackie has his
name on billboards but that the state highway
department is paying for this type of free ad-
ACKIE MAY FEEL this is courtesy, letting
the people know who is °building roads and
who heads what state road-building agency.
It can also be considered a breach of public
trust, which would make it a much more seri-
ous situation than the Adams case. Since
Mackie's name 'serves no official purpose, as
the secretary of state's signature does on driv-
er's licenses or the governor's does on bills to
make them laws, it can appear only as adver-
tising or at least a very peculiar form of ,hu-
It seems odd that this type of situation,
which occurs at all levels of .government
throughout the country, has raised harry a
whimper while gift-giving has created a furor.
Mackie's offense is certainly more readily ob-
servable than Adams', yet it continues.
Now is the time for all good men to rush
to the aid of their .country, either to condone
Mackie's actions and all those more innocent,
or to make would-be headline-politicians turn
their efforts 'to the real abuses of public trust.
Everyone loves little children who receive gifts;
no one, today, loves Sherman Adams.
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Jaquenetta. But all's well that
ends well, and this little comedy of
errors draws on to its worthy con-
clusion; much ado about nothing
to be sure, but wit, measure for
measure with humor, just as you
like it. The king and his men for-
sake their oaths, the Princess and
her ladies forsake the men for
twelve months, and Love's Labor
is, for a time, Lost.
IT HAS BEEN SAID that one
cannot talk about Shakespeare to
well-bred people without appalling
them, but one could praise the
Speech Department's production
at great length, and appall only
rival groups, perhaps.
Ralph Duckwall's scenery and
Marporie Smith's costumery are
of the best; with William Hal-
stead's rapid-paced direction most
The theme of the play is obvi-
ously Transparency, with a trans-
parent contour curtain, transpar-
exit letters,- shields, swords, books;
in shorts almost everything is to
some degree transparent except
the women's costumes, more's the
pity, which aren't even particu-
* * *
ESPECIALLY noteworthy per-
formances came from Howard
Poyourow, the studious Berowne;
Brendan O'Reilly, the scholarly
but athletic King; Howard Green,
the preposterous Armado; L. (for
Lila) Beck, Armado's witty Page;
and Norman Hartweg, the insuf-
ferable Pedant Holofernes. Philos-
ophum non facit barba indeed!
A cunning, if historically ques-
tionable touch was added at play's
end when th e ghost of Queen E.,
who had hitherto watched silently
from her box, appeared on the
front apron to make off with Be-
rowne, a character supposed by
some to be a satire on S~ir Walter
Music by David Bates, Robert
James, and Donald Young was
simple yet curiously appropriate
for this, one of the Speech Depart-
ment's finest productions within
T HE LILT and zest with which
the British approach murder
is one of their greatest gifts. For
those raised in the Puritan rigidi-
ties, Mr. Guiness' frivolous treat-
ment of it in "The Lady Killers"
may make some cringe, but they
will surely laugh also.
The film is funny with so many
implications and on so many
levels, from the straight slap-
stick-prat-f all variety to the
most exquisitely 'malevolent sat-
ire, that the hilarity of murder,
larceny, fraud, violence and de-
linquency, in general are ines-
Mr. Guinness gives here one of
his most hilariously subtle per-
formances gloriously matched by
that of Miss Katie Johnson as the
.lady to be killed. The film is a
gracefully insidious and highly
skilled spoof of all the pompous
normality of the common decen-
THE SECOND film on the cur-
rent Campus bill is quite another
dish of British tea. It may be that
Guinness, like beer, can cloy in
large doses,' but in this case
disinterest is more than satiety.
"To Paris With Love" is predi-
cated on the notion that anything
French is gay, sexy, hilarious.
Such a sad misconception. If one
must go into details, an English
father (Mr. G. again) takes his
son to Paris to show him "Life."
It was rather a pretentious
bore, and no one was more bored
than Mr. Guinness. A bit of judi-
cious timing and consultation of
time tables will enable one to miss
"Paris" while still enjoying fully
mrS sS nts trA.sfirrt.cz'x ." v's-r' .
Lebanon Result of Intervention
''' - By DREW PEARSON
RT RUMMAGING, University students.
member that little green ticket you got
gistration, that said "cashier's receipt?"
T need it.
e reason: Mother library, and all the little
'ies think their books are going to be
:ed away by sly University students who
I-D cards but are not in summer session.
who are just waiting around for the
e to steal books and spirit them on home.,
ibraries figure to foil this by requiring
little green cards.
you have any books that have to be taken
nd you've host your receipt, we would
st memorizing library hours.
I if you're waiting around to steal books,
iggest an alternate course of action. Find
f those green tickets -- it should be easy.
BRITISH and French diplomats
aren't letting the State De-
partment forget the fact that they
could have saved the United,
States the problem of interven-
tion in Lebanon, f President
Eisenhower hadn't intervened to
stop the Anglo-French-Israeli
fighting in Suez on the eve of the
1956 Presidential election.
'Today, the United States is
being drawn into the Near East
crisis to stop the spread of Nas-
serism, whereas it could have sat
back and let the French, British
and Israeli armies do it in 1956.
French andgBritish diplomats
were bitter against the United
States following the Suez inter-
vention andathey haven'taforgot-
ten it today. They recall how
President Eisenhower himself
phoned Prime Minister Eden in
London, bawled him out in bar-
rack-room language and demand-
ed that British troops accept a
Eden, shaken, picked up the
telephone, called Premier Mollet
in Paris and relayed the demand..
Mollt remonstrated, but finally
decided that France would have
to follow the British and Ameri-
Nasser, who had been cringing
in a bombproof cellar in the out-
skirts of Cairo, has been busy un-
dermining American policy in the
Near East ever since.
Mysterious maneuverings have
been taking place inside the
Kremlin, the full impact of which
are difficult to fathom. However,
observers in the satellite coun-
tries which make it a point to
know what goes on behind the
walls which affect them most
have this explanation for the exe-
cution of Ex-Premier Imre Nagy
* * *
KHRUSHCHEV was getting
worriedibout too much freedom
in the satellite nations and de-
cided that the best way to prevent
further freedom was to make an
example with someone else's neck.
The execution of Nagy and
Mal. Gen. Pal Malter was a cool.
and calculated warning to the
heads of other governments in
the Soviet bloc that they might
suffer the same fate.
Khrushchev knew that forces
were stirringain Poland, Hungary,
Rumania and- Czechoslovakia
which would mean a gradual drift
toward the West. It was this drift
that Sen. Jack Kennedy of Mas-
sachusetts and the State Depart-
ment wanted to encourage by of-
fering aid to iron curtain coun-
tries, which Senator William
Knowland of California stopped.
It will take a long time for the
public to realize what a setback
Knowland gave to the American,
policy of winning friends behind
the iron curtain.
* * *
BENEATH the GOP gloom over
the Sherman Adams disclosures,
some Republicans are secretly
gloating over his predicament.
One is Renah Camalier whom
Adams squeezed out as a District
of Columbia Commissioner.
Adams summoned Camalier to
the White House and frostily no-
tified him that the President
wanted his resignation.
Another Republican who has
had his fingers frostbitten by the'
icy Assistant President is New
York's Congressman Pat Kearney.
Adams once called him and asked
how he would like to be Veterans
Kearney accepted the offer and
prepared to resign from Congress.
The appointment was cleared
with top New York Republicans,
including Ex-Gov. Thomas Dewey
and Sen. Irving Ives.
After a long wait for an official
announcement from the White
House, Kearney phoned Adams to
find out what was holding it up.
"You aren't under considera.-
tion for Veterans Administrator,"
(Copyright 1958 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
T ODAY AND TOMORROW:
Adams' Departure Likely'
By WALTER LIPPMANN
AT THE MICHIGAN,
'Kathy O' Casts Spell
HE PRESS CONFERENCE last week which
followed the explosion about Sherman
aams must have been as unpleasant an ex-
rience as President Dwight D. Eisenhower
s passed through in his charmed and lucky
'eer. He, was in a painful dilemma, 'to aban-
n a friend on whom he depends or to aban-
n the standard of public behavior with
ich he has identified himself. What he did
s to ask the country to, let him evade the
ue, to let him keep Sherman Adams and
o his reputation as a champion of high-
His reaction, which is very human, has been
hope that by making a personal declara-
'n of his faith in, of his liking for, of his
ed of, Adams, the country would overlook
whole unpleasant affair. But he did not
cceed. The damnable hotel bills would not
away and disappear, and there is every
lication that the clamor for the resignation
Adams is rising, and may become irresist-
The horrid dilemma became all to evident
the press conference when Mr. James Res-
1 asked the President the crucial question.
d the rule he is applying to Adams apply also
all other Federal officials? In other words,
s it now the rule that they too could accept
ts from persons who had dealings with
encies of the government - agencies over
.ich the officials could, even if they did not
d would not, exercise influence? Was it a
be if they exercised influence and was it
ly a friendly gift if they did not exercise
HE PRESIDENTS problem is how to save
Sherman Adams without making a
ambles of his standards of public propriety
d public virtue. As of now, President Eisen-
wer has hoped to solve the problem by reaf-
ming his moral principles, by denying that
ams has seriously violated these principles,
d by pleading .or compassion. Thushe lay
w'n the stern rule that "I expect the high-
possible standard not only of conduct but
appearance of conduct." Then to justify his
aining Adams, despite the bad appearance
the hotel bills, he made what was in effect
a personal plea on his own behalf, that the
country show forbearance because as Presi-
dent he has so great a need of Adams.
The conduct of Sherman Adams remains a
mystery which no one has explained. But the
key to the President's reaction to Adams' con-
duct is almost certainly his personal depend-
ence upon him in conducting his office. This
dependence is unprecedented, at least in re-
cent times. It is true that President Wilson
had his Col. House and that Franklin Roose-
velt had his Harry Hopkins. But neither played
a role comparable with that of Sherman
Thus, Col. House did not even live in Wash-
ington. He kept in touch with the President by
letter, telephone, and periodic visits to the
White House, and while his influence was very
considerable, his official role, apart from a
certain amount of Texas politics, was that of
a confidential diplomatic agent. Harry Hope-
kins did have an office in the White House,
and for a time a bedroom too. But while he in-
tervened in a great variety of things, he was
never the man who administered the Presi-
MANY THINGS have combined to give
Adams his unique position. The President's
duties have multiplied enormously, and Presi-
dent Eisenhower, who had had no political
education or training, had to have the deci-
sions, which as President he must make, re-
duced in number and greatly simplified. This
has become all the greater because of the
was the task of his Chief of Staff. This need
has become all the greater because of the
President's long absences from Washington,
his illnesses, and his need to economize his
The idea of dismissing Sherman Adams
must seem to President Eisenhower like an ap-
palling disruption of his personal life. No
doubt, other men can be found who are at
able and efficient. But there can be none who
knows a fraction of what Sherman Adams
knows about how to serve and to handle Presi-
dent Eisenhower himself. The President is,
used to Sherman Adams and it might be hard
for him to get used to someone else.
-Yet there is no way around his dilemma. He
must choose one horn or the other, and there is
every reason to believe that he will have to
reconcile himself to the idea of letting Sher-
man Adams go.
1958 New York Herald Tribune Inc.
MOVIES about children seem to
have a magic spell about them
. , , a spell that can almost cover
up poor plots and poor writing.
Such is the case of "Kathy 0," the
current film being shown at, the
Michigan Theater. Like some neu-
roses, it is bad, but enjoyable.
Dan Duryea plays the part of
Harry Johnson, a publicity man
out in Hollywood. The agency that
Harry works for is dependent upon
the popularity of a ten-year-old
child movie star, Kathy O'Rourke,
to keep money in its till. This
Mackinac Bridge Aids State's Economy
(EDITOR'S NOTE: The writer of the following discussion on the affect
of the Mackinac Bridge upon the Upper Peninsula is. a native of the region.)
By DOUGLAS VIELMETTI
Daily Staff Writer
ST. IGNACE-Michigan's Upper Peninsula shares the spotlight with
the mighty Mackinac Bridge as the whole nation turns its attention
to dedication ceremonies at the Straits of Mackinac this weekend.
But far more important than the festival queens, fireworks, digni-
taries, and displays of the coming weekend will be the effect of the
bridge on the economy of the Upper Peninsula. For this is the new
corridor, the new link which is expected to bring a rebirth and re-
vitalization to the peninsula.
Once the Upper Peninsula was industrially great. It had the largest
iron and copper mines in the United States, its stands of white pine
were the finest in the world, and small manufacturing hummed at a
Now, although low grade ore developments are rapidly expanding
and forest products still rank as the area's chief industry, additional
industry is needed to keep the peninsula alive and growing. Population
declined by 20,000 between 1940 and 1950,' and although figures show
an estimated net increase of about 1,000 since 1950, general population
trends translate this into a loss.
Although armed forces survey teams are showing great interest
in the Upper Peninsula for industrial purposes, and a natural gas
pipeline will span its breadth if Federal Trade Commission consent
is given, industrial problems will not be solved. Development will be
localized. Even with the construction of several new plants, relatively
few of those living in the 300 mile span between Ironwood and Sault Ste.
Marie will benefit.Y
BUT THE MACKINAC BRIDGE may be the very factor to solve
many of the Upper Peninsula's economic ills.
First, "The Bridge" is a firm link between Michigan's two peninsulas.
A rather abstract link, perhaps only a psychological link, but neverthe-
less creating a bond previously felt impossible because of the five miles
of water separating the two peninsulas. It will build a trade route never
This trade route will be further expanded when the International
agency has been successful in
making Kathy's millions of fans
think that she is the sweetest girl
But the real truth is that Kathy
is a Scrooge with blond pigtails.
She hates everything especially
Christmas parades) and everybody
except herself. And she makes no
qualms about telling people around
her how much she hates them. But
as long as the agency can keep the
"real Kathy" out of the public eye
it can still pay off its mortgages.
One day a New York journalist--
a very sophisticated lady-decides
to fly to Hollywood to write a story
about, Kathy, This lady, Celeste,
has the reputation of writing the
absolute truth about people. $o of
course Harry, along with the rest
of the agency, is a bit disturbed
because Kathy's reputation and
their jobs are at stake.
The story is ordinary and poorly
The characters themselves are
stereotyped. Dan Duryea has noth-
ing to do except act frustrated. He
is outplayed in every scene with
the result that, as the film pro-
gresses, he becomes merely a voice
that fills in the otherwise silent
Jan Sterling plays, with no
difficulty, a sophisticated Celeste
looking for a man as well as a
story. Her voice is louder than
Duryea's so she doesn't lose her
identity as much. Patty McCor-
mack plays Kathy, a little girl who
just doesn't strike you as a little
girl. Nevertheless, she is quite en-
chanting to watch and does a good
job with a poor part.
MACKINAC BRIDGE-The five-mile long link between Upper and
Lower Peninsulas is expected to open up a new trade outlet.
They must be ready to pursue the tourist industry with the willing-
ness with which they developed the Marquette Range ore mines and
dug the deepest mines in the world as they dug copper out of the ground
in the Keweenaw peninsula.
Yet, there may be difficulties. Some of the people of the Upper
Peninsula will be selfish. They will spurn attempts to cultivate the
tourist industry, They will not want their fish taken by anglers from the
south, nor will they want their woods overrun with hunters. They want
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