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"Maybe We Didn't Wrap It Right"

Sixty-Ninth Year
Truth Will Prevail" STUDENT PUBLICATIONS BLDG. * ANN ARBOR, MICH. * Phone NO 2-3241
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
University, Legislature
Should Seek Cooperation
)NSIDERING the raging nature of the for each other. Certainly, from discussion on
Lansing cockfight, the University can be the floor of the House this week, all representa-
te satisfied, or better, proud, of the record tives are not awfully pleased with the Univer-
rating budget it has been given for the sity's operation.
sent fiscal year. Some were downright disgusted.
phe $334 million University budget is the Some decried the "monster" universities
gest single appropriation to any'"state-sup- which are being fed by public funds and wanted
ted school in Michigan history. to channel more funds to the smaller schools.
the University received enough money to Some were openly angered with the Univer-
perly open an Institute of Science and Tech- sity's "snobbery," and "evasive" tactics.
og, which is attractive in several ways: "They won't tell us anything about where
University's scientific climate will be en- the money goes, unless we threaten them with
iced considerably, thus drawing top sci- a budget cut," was the claim of a Detroit Demo-
ists here from other parts of the country, crat.
proving the state's scientific and industrial To this sort of charge, the University gen-
asphere and attracting ilew business and erally replies that sufficient records are always
ustry, on hand.
All of which leaves one to think a discrepancy
HE LEGISLATURE'S appropriation formally might exist.
assures the fall opening of the Dearborn
iter, which should aggrandize the Univer- EXACTLY WHERE it exists, however, seems
r, and, through its work-study scheme in impossible to determine. It is certain that
Aness and engineering, eventually further the Legislature sometimes speaks with little
it state industry, factual basis. On the other hand, it also seems
he appropriation also stabilizes the Uni- certain that the University is reticent about
sity's financial picture, which has been pre- handing out information about all its functions.
Ious since December. One of the University's greatest future tasks
'inally, and most crucial by far, the $2.8 must be not to "educate" the Legislature by
lion ticketed for faculty raises should prac- trying to bring the lawmakers around to the
Liy end worries of losing top faculty men to University viewpoint, but to sit down frankly
.er schools and business, and honestly to answer all questions and seek
t is worthwhile to note that every penny an end to the antagonism which exists. At the
)ropriated benefits not only the University same time, the University must carefully avoid
t the state as well-both by improving the meekly tuning its operation to the Legislature's
rinsic quality of education, and by material demands.
ns from the new Institute. Both of these tasks are necessities, but often
difficult to blend in proper proportion. However,
rHAT SEEMS on the surface to be improved striving for that proportion shoul continue,
and agreeable relations between the Legis- particularly at this time, since the Legislature
.ire and the University are also heartening, seems unusually willing to fulfill education's
wever, it is difficult to determine just how needs.
ch warm regard the two units really have -THOMAS HAYDEN
"CAL BEST-SELLER readers will be pleased, the Board of Regents, the President, selected
or dismayed perhaps, to find that Vance vice-presidents and deans, and occasionally, a
kard has briefly mentioned the University full professor or two of more than passing in-
Michigan in his recent book, "The Status terest.
kers" BUT HOW EVER MUCH amusing speculation
31scussing the stratification within academic and comment Packard's note on the local
Aks, Packard claims that full professors dwell scene will evoke, it remains a disquieting
the more elegant regions of Ann Arbor so- thought nonetheless. If the college professor
y, associate and assistant professors occupy should become an educated status seeker, the
s elevated positions, and teaching fellows "academic community" is in for a pretty grim
ight as well be janitors." But even full pro- season.
sors have their problems; deans are not A more thorough survey of the campus situa-
ily to mingle with them, much less vice- tion would disclose that, there exists at present
sidents and presidents. a significant number of faculty and administra-
Eention is made of a "drinking and discus- tion people who are not particularly interested
1 club" in Ann Arbor, limited in membership in seeking status via the "selectivity clause"
those who are "full professors or of equiva- route. Curiously enough, it is these people who
t status." seem to make this University a worthwhile
f Packard's observations are true, some stu- place,
its have greater social access to the executive Packard might find that any "drinking and
tg of our University than most of their teach- discussion club" would be a dull place without
. And members of student government com- young faculty members who can drink, and
e an imposing, if transitory elite, limiting students who can discuss.
ir social contacts to dinners or teas with -DAVID KESSEL
Me galomani a in

'The Horse Soldiers':
Civil -War Success
"THE HORSE SOLDIERS" is an excellent effort in weaving an "in-
cident" into the insane background of the Civil War (or, to euphe-
mize and acknowledge positive thinkers, the War Between The States).
General Sherman wants to take Vicksburg before the summer 'is
out. To cripple Confederate resistance, a raid to wipe out a stifategie
railroad center 300 miles behind the Gray line is planned. The marching
route traced, the objective stickpinned, the generals, etc., step outside




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the tent to be photographed by a
man named Mathew-something.
The rest of the long film covers
the march of 800 led by John
Wayne, the destruction of that ob-
scure stickpinned village, the dash
for Baton Rouge with screaming
Confederate cavalry on the tail of
the decimated troop.
TWO WOMEN were made hos-
tages; one an aristocrat, the other
her devoted slave. They'd cleverly
overheard an imperative change
in the raiders' plans; the Lady re-
fused to give her word of honor to
not communicate this intelligence
to Confederate armies; would not
besmirch her honor by pledging it
to a Yankee dog, that is.
The interest in "Horse Soldiers"
Is in the implications of irony and
horror even in a routine raid, at
a time (it was said) when the na-
tion was emerging from old ways.
Wayne is the ironic figure. A;
railroad engineer, he is ordered to
burn trains, tear up rails, and
destroy "contraband," the name
given for everything the South
possesses. Killing and maiming is
not ironic, of course, but bloody
and painful and without reason.
The. irony of healing confronts
Surgeon William Holden as he am-
putates, probes and cauterizes men
of both sides who moments ago
were bent on slaughter. And with-
out anaesthetic or penicillin - -
though in the film its discovery
is foreshadowed by a century.
* * *
THE MOVIE is filled with pathos'
-good and genuine stuff that will
tug at you. Perhaps the most
pathetic, relieved only by its comic
content, is the attack of fourteen-
year-old cadets led by a southern
gentleman gone to seed, and in
murderous and obsolete parade-
ground battle formation.'
The issue that the whole thing
was avowedly fought over is lightly
touched upon in the person of the.
hostage-slave played, by Althea
Gibson. Why the tennis star was
chosen for the role is unclear to
your reviewer. But the fault, if
any, is small enough; what the
writers and directors and excellent
cast wazit is for you to feel awfully
bitter about formal homicide.
In this the people who made the
movie should succeed.
--Ernest Zaplitny

HE'S A LITTLE man with grey
hair, a pointed nose, - and
bowed legs, the Captain from
Kopenick, and he's a very danger-
ous man. Not only might he make
you laugh, he might make you
This apparent good-natured
spoof of Prussian achtungism, cir-
ca 1900, has an axe not too well
concealed behind the wistful fa-
cade of a meek little man who
wants to be "somebody!" just long
enough to get a passport.
Becoming important is simple,
at least in post-Bismark Germany
. . put on a uniform and give
orders. Capturing a platoon of
very stiff and polished soldiers,
the innocuous shoemaker occupies
a town, arrests its mayor without
giving charges or showing war-
rants, and empties the town
THAT NO ONE stops him is the
most humorous part of the story.
Why no one stops him Is the phil-,
osophical point 'of the tale.
"Captain from Kopenick" Is
laughing not only at Prussia a
half-century ago with the ab-
surdities of too much militarism.
It is speaking seriously of the
Germany of 1914 and of 1938 and
perhaps in warning tones of all
Germanies of all times.
Despite sermonizing, subtle and
specific, the most illustrative of
the moral and the most magnifi-
cent comedy scene is delightful In
its simplicity.
A small man swathed in a floor-
dragging overcoat swaggers into
the treasury, arrests the Treasurer
and dumps the wealth of Kopen-
ick into his pocket while the
mayor keeps saying, "he must be
right, he's a Captain."
Moral? One that Pfe's learned
long ago, transmitted by a tailor
in the movie: "The Army is very
nice, but it isn't everything."
-Jo Hardee


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SAN JUAN, P.R.-Summer is here
again, to judge by the tempera-
ture, and the annual exodus,; of
Americans to Europe has taken
There's no Exposition in Brus-
sels this year at last, no Olympic
Games as there will be next sum-
mer in Rome. But Stirling Castle,
L'Arc de Triomphe and St. Peter's
are there as always, and hundreds
of thousands of Americans have
gone to see them.
Most of these people are tourists
only, visiting a cathedral in one
place, buying glassware in another,
but making little contact with the
Europeans who live there.
* * * -
tend to take a more constructive
approach to travel. This is no
doubt due to some extent to their
youthful enthusiasm, but in large
measure it is due to the nonprofit
organizations which have made so
many of the students' trips pos-
sible, setting up for them study or
homestays during their summers
Probably foremost among or-
ganizations stressing contact with
foreign families in their homes is
The Experiment in International
In the past few weeks 1,290
young "Experimenters" have left
the States by ship or plane for one
of 24 countries. These include, in
addition to those of Western Eu-
rope: Russia, Poland and Yugo-
slavia; Nigeria, Israel, India and
Japan; Chile, Mexico and Brazil.
* * *
traveling in small groups with

experienced leaders,, and by now
will be getting to know one an-
other well, a prerequisite to suc-
cessful travel.
Admission to some groups re-
quired fluency in the language of
the country; English - speaking
groups are led by people with com-
mand of the language.
Each Experimenter will be
placed in a home, and if possible;
will be provided with a "brother"
or "sister". his own age. Often the
Experiment does remarkably well
at suiting hosts to guests.
For example, I traveled to Po-
land last summer in the first Ex-
periment trip to a Communist
satellite. My Polish brother, Tom-
asz Krzeszowski, was just my age
(19), was entering the same year
of University study (third), and
was studying in the same area
(English literature). So we were
never without topics of conversa-
tion, discussing Shakespeare,
Faulkner and Salinger at great
* * *
gether for sightseeing or parties,
and I saw each American with his
Polish brother or sister, I could
see that my brother Tom and I

were better suited to one another
than any of the other possibilities
would be.
Or so it seemed; the beauty of
the Experiment is that it convinces
participants they have the best
Several weeks ago, a group of
Experiment alumni were sitting
around at a barbecue, discussing
the program. A Kalamazoo Col.
lege senior, who went to Scotland
five years ago, was relating the
latest news from her Scottish sis-
"How did you find the Scottish
people?" a Chicago University grad
student asked.
"Very friendly," was the reply.
IT TURNED OUT each person
thought the country in which they
had "Experimented" the most
friendly they had visited. Since
this involved Scotland, Norway,
Poland and France, the success,'of
The Experiment can be seen.
Unless this summer is very dif-
ferent from years past, the vast
majority of those 1,290 Experi-
menters will leave firm friends be-
hind them when they return to
the-United States.
And they won't have acquired
these friends at the expense of
sightseeing, for a good, intensive
tour of the host country is part of
every Experiment trip. And there
is time alloted at the end for free,
* * *
the summer this column will be de-
voted to my trip to Poland, viewed
from the perspective of the inter-
vening year.

Gross Keeps Eye
On Money Bil
Associated Press Newsteatures Write
IF CONGRESS didn't stress committee work so much, and put More
emphasis on floor debate, Rep. H. R. Gross (R) of Waterloo, Iowa.
would be one of our best known legislators.
Drop in on the House almost any time it's in sesison.
Chances are Gross will be there. If the bill involves money; and
most bills seem to, chances are he will soon be suggesting ways to cut
the appropriations. The House has just considered a billthat includes


Associated Press News Analyst
REPORTS OF what happened between Averell
Harriman and Nikita Khrushchev lead na-
turally to wonderment whether the Soviet
Premier is traveling the road toward corruption
by power which has carried other dictators into
There's the old saying, attributed to lord ac-
tion, that "power tends to corrupt; absolute
power corrupts absolutely."
Harriman is a veteran of long diplomatic
service who was once American Ambassador to
Moscow, now traveling as a reporter. He is re-
ported to have told the State Department after
a recent interview with the Soviet leader that
Khrushchev emphasized with profanity his
country's new power in the world and her
ability to enforce her desires, by war if neces-
sary, in such cases as the dispute over West
WHEN ONE of the world's most powerful men
resorts to such talk, it's a reminder of the
megalomania on the part of the Axis leaders
which produced World War II.
Concurrently with publication of the reports
on Harriman and Khrushchev, Soviet Deputy
Editorial Staff
Co-editor Co-editor
PETER ANDERSON ..............,,.. Sports Editor

Premier Kozlov is talking in the United States
about building American-Soviet relations on
the basis of friendship and trust.
This is an old theme of the international
Dmitri Manuilski was an old-time Soviet
leader who died last February under circum-
stances leading to speculation that he had
been purged. He had held many posts in the
Soviet hierarchy and once was a delegate to the
United Nations.
He may have died for telling the truth.
He is quoted as saying:
''WAR TO THE HILT between Communism
and the free world is inevitable. The
bourgeoisie will have to be put to sleep, so we
will begin by launching the most spectaculart
peace movement on record. There will be elec-
trifying overtones and unheard-of concessions.
The stupid and decadent will rejoice to co-
operate in their own destruction. They will leap
at another chance to be friends. As soon as
their guard is down we shall smash them with
our clenched fist."
Reference to the "free world" doesn't sound
like a Communist. But whether the quotation
is entirely authentic is of less moment than
the fact that it describes just what most West-
ern students believe is Soviet strategy.
If Khrushchev has marred the gloss on this
strategy which he has so often tried to en-
hance, then he can hardly complain if the
West, so often confused by Moscow thinking
which is such a strange mixture of the Occi-
dental and the Oriental, begins to wonder
about his mental processes.
Is the mask finally to be cast aside?

Hart Gets Acquainted in Capital

Daily Staff Writer
W ASHINGTON.-- "Good morn-
ing, I'm Phil Hart."
This introduction (for the sake
of newcomers), opens the weekly
press conference of Michigan's
junior Senator.
This personal facing of the press
is fairly unique on Capitol Hill.
When Hart first took office this
past winter he was a relative
stranger to the Washington cor-
respondents from Michigan. Hart,
formerly the Lieutenant Governor
of Michigan, had spent his political
career in and around the state
capitol in Lansing, and had only
a nodding acquaintence with the
Washington newsmen.
And so, at the request of the
correspondents covering the na-
tion's capitol' for the Michigan
newspapers, Senator Hart has
agreed to meet with them once a
week. At these informal morning
sessions the Senator serves coffee
and spends an hour or more ex-
plaining how he stands on various
national issues and why he has
voted as he has.
THIS SERVES a dual purpose:

tinuation of the excise taxes passed
during the Korean war, which the
Senate just renewed for another
The Senator stated he had op-
posed renewal of the transporta-
tion excises because they had been
passed during the Korean crisis
to limit civilian travel and it could
no longer be considgred a luxury
to "travel a bus from Dallas to
Ft. Worth."

* * *


HE EXPLAINED why he voted
as he did on the various amend-
ments to the bill, and went on to
say that his "private, but not per-
sonal" budget balanced. That is,
he had voted to retain more reve-
nue-gathering provisions than he
had voted to discard.
Hart declared he felt the excise
levy would have a chance of being
lifted entirely in the future if a
combination of circumstances oc-
cured-a situation in which there
would be no great money need (to
judge from the collective raised
eyebrows around the room, the
press~ held this to be unimagine-
able), and a pooling of resources
by the transportation and com-
munication industries.

ing about their views on the de-
sireability of these jobs. Only the
first trickle of mail has come back,
but the trend thus far seems to
show that businesses would prefer
other customers if they were avail-
able; that federal contracts are
too much trouble for the returns.
A number of cryptic letters were
returned including one that stated:
"We can stand on our own feet
without help from anyone. And it
only means more inflation."
In addition to that undecipher-
able epistle, the Senator's office
received one reply that favored
the government's handling of con'
tracts, adding, "But we've never
gotten one."
* * *
Washington about the inability of
northern Democrats to pass legis-
lation over President Eisenhower's
veto when opposed by a Republi-.
can-southern Democrat coalition.
This was shown in the President's
recent veto of the wheat bill op-
posed by Secretary of Agriculture
Ezra Benson.
When Hart was asked about
possible defeatism by Congres-
sional liberals in the face of this,

money for the State Department.
Here's a sample of Gross in action:
* *
GROSS: "THEY are going to
spend $263,000 on a dining room?"
Rep. Frank T. Bow (R-Ohio):
"I think that is included. That is
the dining room and an interna-
tional conference room."
Gross "Are they going to use
platinum on the floors and walls?
.. I just do not know how any-
one can spend $263,000 on a din-
ing room."
Later, Gross spotted a $1,000
item for entertainment, andsug-
gested it be kicked out.
"This is for $1,000 worth of
Coca-Cola," Rep. John J. Rooney
(D-N.Y.) told the House. "It is
for the folks we bring from over-
seas under our educational' ex-
change program and if, along the
way, after having spent some four,
five and six thousand dollars on
them, bringing them from their
native lands, they see everybody
else at the railroad station or air-
port having a Coca-Cola, we should
be such good hosts as to give them
a Coca-Cola, too. This-amendment
involves only $1,000."
his amendment?
"No," Gross said, to nobody's
surprise, "I will not withdraw it.
It says 'entertainment.' It does
not say anything about Coca-
By their very nature, most of
his arguments are lost. But occa-
sionally he wins one.
"It's hard to tell," he said, "how
much you accomplish. But I think
there are intangibles."
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VOL. LXIX, NO. 9-s
General Notices
Univ. Libraries, including General Li-
brary, Undergraduate Library and divi-
sional libraries, will be closed Inde-
pendence Day, Sat., July 4.
Preliminary exams for applicants for
the Ph.D. in English will 'e given at
2 p.m. in 2443 M.H. on the following
dates: July 17-EnglIsh Literature, 1550-
1660; July 20-- English and Amrerican.
Literature, 1660-1780; July 24-English
and American /'Literature, 1780-1870;
July 27-English and American' Litera-
ture, 1870-1950. Applicants planning to
take these examinations should leave
their names at the English office if they
have not already done 'so.
Forum Lecture, Linguistics Institute.
"SpaishVerb Inflection.",. Harold V.
King, Asst. Prof. of English. Tugs., July
7, 7:30 P.M., Rackham Amphitheater.
Music Education Guest Lecture: Dr.
Egon Kraus, Cologne, Germany, "Carl
Orff as Composer and Music Educator"
(The Orf Film "Music for Children"
will be shown), Mon., July 6, 4:15 P.M.,
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