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Page Two


Friday, September 20, 1968


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'The Bride' wore good and bad

The Bride Wore Black is a
movie with strangely distinct
good and bad sides; in fact,
they seem to be dependent, and
'at times even self-justifying.
Plot, as all fans of Aristotle
know, is the soul of drama.
More specifically perhaps, it is
the physical foundation over
which the body of the work is
laid. It is in this respect that
The Bride Wore Black shows
shortcomings. The plot, which
becomes clearly defined 'after
the film is about one-third
over, is of the episodic type: it
is a sum of parts, but not quite
a whole. Each portion, or epi-
sode, is too strongly autonomous
in its own right, and too thinly
related to the others, to ef-
fectively produce an organic,
unified whole.
The.leading character's moti-
vation-revenge-and a nebu-
lously acquired list of names
and addresses afford the only

common thread of the story.
Each episode (note how easily,
in re-hashing, the film falls
into this type of division, rather
than into shorter, individual
scenes) deals with one of five
fated bachelors. Only toward
the conclusion do the lives of
these men appear to have any-
thing in common other than the
visitation of Julie (Jeanne
The mutual dependency of
this "bad' side of the film and
its "good" side (which is the
characterization of each of the
men and of Miss Moreau her-
self) may be seen in the great
differences in personality of the
men, and the varying poses Julie
must adopt to snare each of
She begins her odyssey with
Mr. Bliss: enticing him with an
erotic coolness and mystery, she
announces herself with a cold
shove from the balcony. Mr.
Coral, second victim, is a reti-
cent daydreamer who succumbs

to a poisoned drink (a hall-
mark of such episodic adven-
tures as those of Sherlock Hol-
mes, etc.). As he breathes his
last, Julie hears, and the audi-
ence sees, the first "flashback"
recounting of the story's ori-
The balance between pathos
and suspense vacillates prom-
isingly in the case of Mr. Cle-
ment. In this third portion (the
victim is suffocated in a closet),
the situation contradictorily
shows Julie as more sympa-
thetic and less coldly ruthless,
but at the same time tremen-
dously resourceful and detached.
She seems so cunning in her
entry into the life of Mr. Cle-
ment, and likewise so sensitive
in her dealing with his son. The
mind is mildly strained.
Director Francois Truffaut
shows Miss Moreau as progres-
sively more capable of emotion,
as the film nears its conclusion.
The irony of her pose as Diana

the Huntress, in the penultimate
episode is built upon this
growth~ in her character. For
the first (and last) time, she
falters, if only briefly; moved
by the death of the artist Fer-
gus, she foolishly attends his
funeral and is recognized and
unmasked. But in the endas
she promised the priest, it is
as if she "died when David'
(her deceased husband) was
killed." She leaves the exam-
ination room with an inert
alienation recalling that of
Meursault in The Stranger.
The weight of this film, then,
is carried primarily by Miss
Moreau, and the character-
sketch acting of those portray-
ing her victims. The brevity of'
their relationships seems to un-
derline the finality of her mur-
der; on the other hand, it al-
lows only a rickety sense of
realism and an unsatisfying
sense of continuity to the film
as a whole.

The outward signs are an air-
plane flying over Michigan Stad-
ium Saturday, 50 students can-
vassing the Detroit suburb of Oak
Park, and a tiny sticker bearing
22 names.
Inwardly there is a desire of
over 200 students who still sup-
port McCarthy for President to
write-in his name on the Novem-
ber ballot. They support peace
abroad, new priorities at home,
and some have a desire to "jam
up" the system.
Said one woman who was ear-
nestly conversing with Zolton Fer-
ency, a former state Democratic
chairman and the guest speaker
of the Students for McCarthy
group, "Twenty of these 'stickers
can clog up a voting machine."
The 150 persons who assembled
in the UGLI, multipurpose r o o m
Thursday nlight heard Ferency
condemn U. S. foreign policy, some
Democrats and almost all Re-
"The U. S. is in deep trouble,"
said Ferency, who was defeated
in 1968 for the governorship by
George Romney. "After 25 years,
our policy of containment, brink-
manship and intervention should
be reviewed," he added.
Dave Mangan, Grad, chairman
-of thevgroup, said an airplane will
fly over the stadium with the
slogan, "Write-in Gene," and
hopefully, the office phone num-
The cost of the aerial show to
an estimated 75,000 fans does not
bother Mangan.
Prof. Marc Ross of the physics
department was instrumental. in

Troops occupy U of Mexico;

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Ordaz fears student
MEXICO CITY (R) - Student be held in a stadium across
threats to sabotage next month's street from the 80,000-stud
Olympic Games brought full mil- campus in Mexico City's outski
itary occupation of the University Undertermined numbers ofs
of Mexi o yesterday by battle- dents and professors were arres
ready troops. There were no a f t e r several thousand a
classes because of a strike which 'troops began moving into
has been going on for two months. campus Wednesday night.
Students striking against gov- military takeover is the bol
ernment repression of ..student step so far by President Gust
outbursts in July have voiced Diz Ordaz' government in its
threats to upset the 1968 inter- forts to end the two-month-
national games which are due to strike and reopen the universi
open Oct. 12. The Olympics will It was the first time in 40 ye
H UAC -to investigate,
convention protests
WASHINGTON OP)-A panel of overreacted. And I don't th
the House Committee on Un- many of the American people
American Activities (HUAC) will they overreacted."
open hearings Oct. 1 on the role He said the demonstration le
of student organizations in the ers "were hard-core agitatorsE
Chicago disorders during the leftists who would like to ov
Democratic National Convention, throw our government."
Rep. Richard H. Ichord (D- They did not intend merely
Mo.), head of the ad hoc commit- voice dissent on Vietnam or
tee, said yesterday Chicago Mayor draft, but "wanted only to disr
Richard J. Daley would be among the convention," he contended
those testifying at the hearings,
expected to last a week.
Ichord also said the panel
would expose the part played in
the violence by the Students for
a Democratic Society.h
Rep. Edwin E. Willis (D-La.),
chairman of HUAC, said Sept. 12
when he announced the special
panel it Would also investigate the
role of the National Mobilization
Committee to End the War in
Vietnam and the Youth Interna-
tional Party, or Yippies.

the tat armed troops had set foot
dent on the campus which, like other
arts. Latin-American universities, is
stu- autonomous, meaning free of in-
sted tervention.
xmy Javiet Barros Sierra, the uni-
the versity rector, called the occupa-
The tion "an excessive. act of force
dest which our house of study- did not
avo deserve."
ef- But Sierra added: "Likewise, it
-old did not deserve the use made by
ty' some university, student and out-
ears side groups of our institution. We
have to repeat that the student
conflict was not'engendered by the
The occupation followed a meet-
ing between Interior Minister Luis
Echevaria and student strike
leaders. The conference broke up..
in disagreement.
The Interior Ministry said after-
ink ward the students disregarded
feel calls' from the university rector
and other school officials to re-
at- turn to their classes.



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The ministry added that the
university buildings are national "
property which had been seized
late in July by students and non-
students for illegal use. This, it
said, violated' the university's au-
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Folk (rock-country-blues-soul


The traditional folk artist to-
day is in a precarious position.
He is bombarded by the influ-
ence of all t h e music of the
American scene: hard rock,
blues, soul and electricity in all
its forms. Groups and individ-
uals who started singing h the
late .50's and early 60's with an
acoustical guitar or two now in-
dulge in electrical effects and
orchestrations. Despite the boast
of Peter, Paul and Mary's 1965
album, See What Tomorrow
Brings, that "they need no
wires and plugs for their axes,
they still blow your head,"
P P & M too have been experi-
menting with and perfecting
electric folk techniques by bor-
rowing accompanying artists;
from the electric blues scene

(Al Kooper, Harvey Brooks, and
Mike Bloomfield) to enhance"
their albums.
By now almost everyone has
followed suit. Eric Anderson is
no different.
Anderson, on his new album
Avalanche (Warner Bros. WS
1748),is trying to find his own
personal form. In his first al-
bum, Today is the Highway he
appeared a carbon copy of Bob
Dylan, singing his own topical
songs in a coarse voice with an
accoustical guitar. In this new
album he experiments with all
types of music. Avalanche is a
combination of folk-rocky-coun-
try-urban-blues-soul, a barrage
of Beatles - Dylan - Donovan -
Supremes - Johnny Cash.
"Good To Be With You," a
lively love song in his own couri-

U' doctors attempt
transplant operation

try-western style,, is only one
phase of his experimentation.
His voice in this song is very
similar to the mid-western corn-
fields mode that pervades his
earlier albums. The song's cat-
chy tune and theme, the com-
paurison of the blindness and
grief of the whole of society to
the joy he feels with his love,
make it one of the best on the'
He attempts a talking-coun-
try tune in "An Old Song," while
being seduced by a giggly girl in
the background. He demon-
strates the influence of G u y
Marks' "Your Red Scarf Match-
es your Eyes" disaster of last
spring in the styling, Bob Dy-;
lan's "I'll Be z Your Baby To-
night" in the theme,
"It's Coming and It Won't
Be Long" is a folk song advo-
cating doing your thing and not
letting other people run your
life. The last verse pleads:
"Don't compromise, you know,,
you can step out. "Step out of
line... now is the time!"' Af-
ter the last chorus, Anderson
repeats "It won't be long" many
times, as if in answer to George
Harrison's "Blue Jay Way"
plea, "please don't be long."
The title song is a combina-
tion of the Beatles' "A Day in
the Life" 'orchestrations and.
the farm noises from their,
"G o o d Morning." Anderson
warns that the world is provok-
ing and waiting for the ava-
lanche of hate and destruction
to come and run them into the
ground. In the last minute of
the song, you are indundated by
monkey and pig noises, "The
Star Spangled Banner," and
"Louise," a bluesy-rock song,
is the tragedy of a girl who was
too scared of living life b u t
adept at faking it. It has an in-
teresting rhythm with a classic-
al blues score, but the lyrics fail
to express any real emotion.

"Think About It" is a plea
to a girl leaving him. It too has
an interesting melody but the
words are schmaltzy and inco-
The last song of the album,
"For What Was Gained," is the
story of a young friend who was
killed in action in an "unknown
land." Anderson asks the ques-
tion: "On whose heart will the
guilt be bound/On the one who
sent him out, the one who shot
him down?" The song is rather
drawn out, unreasonably so. It
fits the mold of a pity-evoking
lament comparable to "Tell
Laura I Love Her."
The other songs on the album
are love songs or laments with
o r c h e s t r a 1 accompaniments,
electricity, and even a female
The album is indeed experi-
mental. Anderson does well in
all his experiments with tech-
nique, but often fails in his po-
etry. The tunes are all likeable;
his avalanche of music is enter-'
taiing. But one can't help
thinking t h a t the experiment
needs something more.
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transplants have died not because
of failure of the heart, but of
complications resulting from later
Doctors have found one drug
which helps prevent the rejection
of the heart to a large degree,
while reducing the possibility of
infection to a minimum.
This drug, call anti-lymphocyte
globulin, (ALG), has been used
in transplants in Texas with great
success. Dr. Denton A. Cooley of
Baylor University, .who has per-
formed at least nine transplants,
said recently he would not try
such an operation without ALG.
However, until recently, ALG
had been banned rrom interstate
shipment by the Federal Food and
Drug Administration. Thus doc-
tors here faced the problem of
developing their own supply, a
long and tedious process according
to hospital sources.
Recently, the Clinical Research
Unit (CR1.), of the University

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Hospital, in which Barnum was a
patient, was closed down for lack
of federal funds to support it.
The CRU accepts only patients
with unusual medical problems .
The federal grant" paid for - the
care of these patients, and the
doctors were given an opportunity
to study new and better treat-
As of last night, the Barnum
family was still legally responsible
for the finances of the operation.
However, it was all but assured by
University Hospital that private
sources of funds, and a -federal
allocation would cover the costs.
The operating team has been
prepared for such an operation
since April. Their schedule called
for removal of the heart of the
donor within ten minutes of

printing the first 60,000 stickers "These were certainly not naive
listing the McCarthy electors, "We students or flower children," Ich-
expect to have 2 million printed, ord said; "We're going to show the
Ross said. Congress and the American peo-
Students who travel to the De- ple just how well organized the
troit suburb will explain the Mc- Chicagg demonstrators were."
Carthy effort and incidently, have Ichord said he, on the basis of
television coverage from a Detroit investigations already completed,
station..; does not "think that the police
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