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'Gidget,' Guys
And Growing Pains

DAY, APRIL 14, 1959


Nature of Present-Day Unions
Makes Wage Demands Inescapable

)AVID M. MacDonald, president of the
United.Steelworkers of America lives in a
use on the south side of Pittsburgh not un-
ke those of the other fifty-thousand-dollar-a
ar executives that live in his neighborhood.
is lawn is just as green, and his house as well
irnished. The summer of the steel strike he
as observed sunning himself at the executive's
wvorite country club while his men were walk-
g the pavements in front of the silent blast
That David MacDonald behaves like a busi-
ssman is not surprising since that is exactly
hiat he is. At the head of a huge union, he
ust administer it like any other large corpor-
ion; the only difference is that his product
labor, not goods. In the position, David Mac-
mnald, who entered union administration in,
123, has ceased to be "of the laboring move-
ent" as such men as Samuel Gompers were.
e is "for the union" for that is his job, but he
now as far from the common laborer as is
oger M. Blough, chairman of U.S. Steel.
Since there is no identification of personality
ith his union, MacDonald must depend on

What he can get for them from the steel com-
panies for any support from his constituents;
and he needs their support to keep his job.
However,, all is not well in his union.
In the 1957 "dues rebellion," groups of work-
ers objected to a $2 a month hike in dues. They
pointed to the high salaries and living habits
of MacDonald and the other leaders. One
unionist called him the "Man of Silk" instead
of "Man of Steel" as does the union biography.
AS LONG as there is this gap between Mac-
Donald, and other labor leaders like him,
the union heads will have to keep striving for
more and more money to satisfy the demands
of the rank and file. The product that they
must deliver is money; and in their present
position, only money will suffice to retain sup-
port, for there is little affection for them
among the ranks.
The result is inescapable: as long as Mac-
Donald and his kind are in power, and want
to stay in power, the nation will be faced with
a continual chain of wage demands,

" IDGET" is an All-American
motion picture about adoles-
cence - All-American because it
uses every stock character, every
stock scene, and every stock phrase
in the American repertory. of
Growing Pains. Everyone goes
around saying "Forget it, willya?"
and "Oh, this is the ultimate."
Amidst a plethora of platitudes
7 comes the prehistoric moral: "To
: be a real woman is to bring out
the best in a man." Still, this is
reassuring after the equal-rights-
,l" .>ish world of "Adam's Rib."
But there is something in the
- _"film of the light delight of Booth
Tarkington's Seventeen, with a
vivacity of treatment that livens
up even the most hackneyed por-
tions. It is proof that without
being escapist or superficially pro-
found, Hollywood can still enter--
Gidget (Sandra . Dee),- with a
! sociologist mother and a knows-
best father, has problems; she
- ?manifests her individuality by tak-
ing up surf-boarding. The crew she
falls in with are not the side-
"-- rburnt, guitar - playing set; they.
are a pleasantly well - adjusted
group of collegiate sun-worship-
a pers with freak names, who, al-
"-- though they follow the sun, do not
leave the vivid air signed with
t .:their honor. Problem-Beset-Girl
meets Problem-Beset-Boy, Moon-
doggie, a sophomore somewhere
in the vague East, who considers
-. her too young for his attention.
All sorts of teen-age-heart break-
- .-. ing things happen. Finally, sum-
'. -j (4sii4cro POST".e mer ends with a libidinous luau
on the beach.

GIDGET'S parents are shocked,
and hence her father handles her
social life. He has been playing
the fool throughout the plot to
have her meet one Jeffrey Mat-
thews, son of a frieid of his-a
fate she resists. But Fate is pres-
ent; of all the five million popula-
tion of the Lost Angeles area, Jef-
frey turns out to be Moondoggie.
"Sing pity, sing pity, sing pity;
but good win out in the end."
Cliff Robertson as Moondoggie -
doesn't do much in 'the way of
acting except brood, and this is
not beyond his dramatic capability.
His singing is interesting; it is
reminiscent of both the early Ed-
die Fisher and the much earlier
Frank Sinatra.
Dick Clark "goes for Gidget."
It is the first movie he has ever
endorsed; and as such, perhaps
he can truthfully say, "It's the
greatest." The clutter of teen-age
girls in the theater enjoyed it, too;
'they applauded, whistled, and
screamed when it finished - one
girl even went "Wowf!" And the
Adolescent Rebelliongoes on.
-Fred Schaen
MANY great scenes of Russian
life at the end of the eight-
eenth century comprise "Tem-
pest,"'but despite its mighty parts,
the film whips up only a squall,
for that is all there was to the re-
volt of Pugacioff (Van, Heflin) the
pretending Czar Peter III. Cather-
ine the Great (Viveca Lindfors)
crushed his uprising, but she could
not put out the flame of hope for
freedom that lay smoldering in
the people's hearts.
The movie unfolds, along with'
the rebellion, the story of the love
between Geoffery Horne, a young,
impetuous aristocrat, and a gar-
rison commander's daughter (S11-
vana Mangano). Althoukh this
.-good-looking couple have some
clinches that should have melted
miles and miles of the frozen Rus-
sian landscape, their section of
the film is rather routine.
* **


The Shot at Moderation



NO, VIRGINIA will never be another Little
Rock, Ark. It's already gone past that stage
with the attempt Friday to assassinate Gov. J.
Lindsay Almond, Jr., who favors junking "mas-
sive resistance" and permitting local option
Certainly Gov. Almond is not to be applaud-
ed for his stand on racial integration: he is
just as much a segregationalist as the rest of
Virginia's "aristocracy." But Gov. Almond has
urged moderation by stressing the folly of sac-
rificing the public school system and pointing
to the futility of defying Federal Court orders.
For such action, the Governor has been ac-
cused of "selling out" in the segregation is-
sue .and has recently received threats on his
IN HIS SPEECH to the General Assembly
of Virginia on January 28, 1959, Gov. Al-
mond first offered the policy of containment
rather than Senator Harry F. Byrd-inspired
"massive resistance."
He then proposed that the Perrow Commis-
sion on Education study an amendment to
the section on public education of the Virginia
He also stressed, "I have repeatedly stated
CASTRO BEARDS are the rage of the na-
tion's small-fry, just as Hoppy guns, Crock-
ett hats and Zorro masks in years past.
Maybe it's a good thing the youngsters can't
read, though. They might emulate their hero's
firing squads, and somebody might get hurt.

that I did not possess the power and knew of
none that could -be evolved that would negate
the overriding power of the federal govern-
And then February 2, 19594 became the first
integrated day in Virginia's public school his-
tory in Arlington and Norfolk. The Governor
was accused of "Yielding."
On April 6, Gov. Almond threw his support
to the legislative commission's local-option.
program to minimize school integration. He
called the proposed program "the best step"
for dealing with the integration problem with-
out destroying public education and described
the program as one "not . . , of defeatism and
The Governor's address before a special ses-
sion of the Legislature drew little more than
polite hand clapping from senators and dele-
gates present.
BASICALLY the Perrow report allows local
option to communities in one of two forms:
they can choose between continued support
of public education, with limited integration
included, or state-aided private education, with
tuition grants and without integration.
In supporting the preservation of public edu-
cation in Virginia, the Governor has again been
accused of "yielding" by resisters who favor re-
pealing the state's constitutional provision for
public schools and providing for pupil place-
ment controlled by the Legislature.
Gov. Almond is attempting to take a quasi-
mid-road between Federal demands for inte-
gration and state cries for "massive resist-
ance." Not only was he taken a "potshot at"
from the bushes because of his stand but he
will also be "shot" in Virginia political circles.

west Will Risk War To Remain Firm in Berlin

Daily Staff Writer
main in Germany, and espe-
cially Berlin at all costs, Rep. Al-
vin M. Bentley (R-Mich.), said
while in Ann Arbor Sunday.
"I believe the West will stay in
Berlin, even at the risk of start-
ing a third world war," said the
congressman who returned re-
cently from Germany.
But the member of the House
Foreign Affairs committee point-
ed out, the Soviets aren't as eager
to go to war as many people think.
Russian knowledge of the extent
of United States retaliatory abil-
ity is an excellent deterrent to
aggression, he said, while discuss-
ing the Berlin crisis at the Theta
Delta Chi house. Rep. Bentley,
who graduated from the Univer-
sity in 1940 and entered the U. S.
diplomatic corps soon after, de-
clared the Communists will never
pull troops off the European con-
tinent while the danger of Soviet
expansion still exists.
"France and the Bonn govern-
ment share the opinion of the
United States," he explained.

Britain, because of a. great fear
of war, may be more flexible to-
ward requirements for a West-
East settlement. "This fear can-
not be equated with another Mu-
nich," he quickly emphasized.
The West should not remain in
Germany, as part of a United Na-
tions police force, unless the group
is free of Soviet interference. "It
must have built in mechanisms
which would make it immune to
Communist propaganda and any
attempts to take over Berlin by
The force should be in a posi-
tion to be constantly supplied and
supported in case of a "popular
uprising" stimulated by Soviet
inspired leaders. He stressed that
"The police group should also be
free of control that can be exer-
cised by a Soviet veto on the Se-
curity Council."
Turning to the present situa-
tion, he said that despite the far-
reaching circumstances ,the ques-
tion of political division remains
the most potent issue in Europe
REP. BENTLEY said that to
publicly admit that a final agree-
ment between East and West isn't
possible is tantamount to political
suicide. It is now "essentially a
political issue" similar to the
question of states' rights in this
country, he observed.
Dealing officially with the East
Germans presents another prob-
lem. If the Bonn government
moves to start talks with the
Communists, the West will be ad-
mitting the existence of the So-
viet dominated state. Such a
move, Rep. Bentley feels, will kill
the possibility of unification for
many years to come.
Unofficially, West Berlin has
been dealing with the Easterners.
But officially, Rep. Bentley main-
tains, the Bonn Government re-,
gards the other German govern-
ment as a puppet state run di-
rectly from the Kremlin.
A further problem concerns the
probable policies of a unified na-
tion. The Soviets are sure that
once together, Germany might re-
main neutral, but in all likelihood
will move closer to the Western
bloc, he observed.

Fearing such a result, the Rus-
sians will work to maintain their
control in this crucial middle
European area.
German neutrality is the great-
est Western worry. Stressing a
"middle-of-the-road policy, they
might conceivably pull out of
NATO and considerably weaken
that defense organization, he said.
No longer is the prevalent fear
of "strong aggre sive Germany" a
key issue today, Rep. Bentley said.
France, traditionally regarding
the strong neighbor suspiciously,
has a great deal of faith in the
Adenauer government. Poland
and Czechoslovakia, however, op-

pose unity because the Germans
may attempt to retake territory
they had annexed after World
war II.
Strong refugee elements were
pushed out of territory given to
Poland and Czechoslovakia after}
the war, contantly clamor for
this land. Since 1945 this prob-
lem has become quite political in
nature and is quite emotionally
charged. But however political or
emotional the problem has be-
come, Rep. Bentley added, the
West will >not budge out of Ger-
many until a "realistic" solution
is reached.

Bohn Enjoys Boom,

West Wants Lana' s Story

By The Associated Press
WEST GERMANY, with its. 51
millions, is firmly wedded to a
flourishing capitalist economy and
to the Western way of doing
things. Industrially, its production
is second only to the United States.
in the entire Western world.
Germany's situation is almost as
if her former enemies had agreed:
"We can't get along with each
other. We can't decide how to re-
unite Germany. We are still squab-
bling about it. We will go on
squabbling.In the meantime, both
of us have added something to our
side's strength. And we have done
one thing we both wanted-we
have made it impossible for a new
Hitler to come along and cause
trouble again."
Whether the diplomats say it is
a good thing or not that Germany
is split, the division has:
1. Shaken the old German cul-
ture and traditions.
2. Cracked the old class and
Prussian casts systems.
3. Checked the fanatic nation-
alism of the German people
which caused two world wars.
What has been substituted is:
In the East - thorough-going
Communism from the top to the
bottom of the society. For 14 years,
Marxist concepts haye been
stamped with terror and the sup-
pression of all other ideas on a

.' Associated Press News Analyst
AS THE DAYS of the Dalai Lama's escape
into India stretch Into weeks, Western im-
patience grows over the Indian government's
repression of his story of Red Chinese imper-
ialism in Tibet.
The Wept ,has hoped that developments in
Tibet would put the skids under the feeling of
the Asiatic neutralists that Red China, after
all, is a member of their community, and not
to be compared with the Imeprialists of the
West with whom they have had so much ex-
The Lama's story was expected to be the
News leaking out of the Himalayan vastness-
es has by now, however, largely previewed and
discounted whatever the Lama might be ex-
pected to say. India's efforts to keep him under
wraps serves to emphasize rather than dimin-
Ish its effect.
Fragmentary news of diplomatic passages
occurring in many parts of South and South-
east Asia suggest very strongly that the les-
~:j~g3kbi~u htI

sons of the latest Communist action have by
no means been lost.--
INDIA'S very fear that the Dalai Lama would
say something to anger Peiping stresses the
true relationship between Communism with its
aggression and the revolutionary nationalism
in Asia upon which the Reds have sought to
seize as a weapon.
Hope for peaceful coexistence as a way of
Asian life as expressed at the Bandung Con-
ference has taken an awful beating. Burma,
Nepal, and India's border protectorates such
as Bhutan ,are beginning to take thought for
their borders, to put them into effect where
China's claims through force, may well be felt
in the center as well as the Southeast of the
great Eurasian continent.
RED. CHINA'S adoption of all of ancient
China's: territorial claims, and her display
of willingness may have had something to do
with the Soviet Union's recent' purge of what
the Reds call unstable elements in Outer Mon-
golia, where the Bolshevists staged the first
of their post-revolutionary conquests.
Some students of Soviet tactics havesalways
wondered if Khrushchev might not have been
killing two birds with one stone by getting
Molotov out of Moscow and applying his tal-
ents in Mongolia at a time when there was ris-
ing talk of disaffection between Moscow and
At any rate, the nervousness at New Delhi
offers sufficient evidence that the Lama has
the story, and of what it would be if it were
told. Asia has felt the impact, regardless .of
when or whehter it gets the details.
New Books at the Library
Berkman, Sylvia - Blackberry Wilderness;

people whose resistance to is was
crushed in the Berlin uprising on
June 17, 1953. Now these people
have little more than sullen hope.
In the West -a the concept of a
United Western Europe in which
West Germany can play a lead-
ing role culturally, politically and
economically in the interests of
common peace and security.
These are the ideas of Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer.
* * *
STALIN'S AIM in 1945, after the
Big Four decided at Potsdam to
decentralize Germany's govern-
ment was to keep Germany dis-
membered and discontent. The
more hopeless the country and its
people were, the more chance for
Communism to spread.t
In their own zone, the Soviets
began systematically plundering
and shipping out everything mov-
ablye. -East Germany quickly be-
came an economic desert with the
population living at near-starva-
The West didn't want this sort
of thing. Every early Western ef-
fort to provide a mere minimum
basis forthe Germans to survive
was denied and frustrated by the
Soviet Union. To stop misery -
which could breed Communism-
in their zones, the United States
and Britain sent in supplies. At
the same time, the Soviets took
steps toward Communizing their
zones-closing private banks, split-
ting up big estates and nationaliz-
ing industry.
A crash program of industriali-
zation now is in full swing. The
Soviet Union is building a 2,000-
mile pipeline to bring oil from the
Urals to East Germany's chemical
industry, which is to be developed
as the greatest in the Soviet em-
pire. Private business and farm-
ing, which had not already been
nationalized, now has been grant-
ed a temporary stay of execution
to help the program.
Suddenly the Kremlin realized
its error. In 1955, the wires be-.
tween Moscow and Berlin were
humming with grandiose plans to
outdo West Germany economi-
cally. Funds and raw materialsI
were rushed in to make-East Ger-
many No. 2 in industrial impor-
tance in the Soviet Bloc.
The idea is that by 1961 East
Germany's per capita consumption
of vital goods will exceed West
Germany's. By 1965, the national
total industrial production is sup-

Although other actors have
more time on -the screen, the per-
formances of Robert Keith and
Agnes Moorehead, the garrison
commander and his sharp-
tongued wife and Miss Lindfors as
the empress dominate the picture,
the first with the earthy accept-
ance of their lonely lives and com-
plete' devotion to their duty and
° each other; the lattre with her
imperial coldness and diamond-
like beauty.
Oscar Homolka turns in a fine
characterization as Horne's slob-
bering, conniving valet. He per-
sonifies the serfs who vacillate
from empress to pretender. and
back again to the empress. One
tiny fragment of the movie beau-
tifully showing an oppressed
peoples' rising against tyranny
comes when a peasant woman
looks at her children in the cart
she is driving, after Heflin has
called his followers to battle
against the imperial troops, and
screams "The Future!" as she
rushes into the fray.
Although the spectator's eyes
cannot fail to be thrilled by the
epic sized army charges and
battles and the court scenes, espe-
cially at an imperial ball where
the dancers appear to be wearing
diamond studded diamonds, a cer-
tain unfilled feeling will probably
remain because of the dialogue's
triteness and ponderous direction.
-Patrick Chester
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.. . stand firm

Jazz Group Makes Valiant Attempt

Editorial Staff
al Director<

SATURDAY night saw Ann Arbor
High School auditorium filled
with a curious mixture of Ann
Arbor townsfolk, B'nai B'rith
women, Bopsters, an assortment
of campus bohemians, and other
self-styled intellectuals. In com-
mon, they had only this: they
were waiting to hear the poetry of
Langston Hughes read to the music
of the Tony Scott Quartet (which
turned'out, happily enough, to be
a quintet).
By the end of the evening,
Hughes, who has been referred to
variously as a protest poet, The
Negro poet and An American poet,
showed himself to be an enjoyable
smiling straightforward man with
a "message."
** *
Hughes' entire poetic effort is
generally directed toward one

pose: "Life is fine," says one poem,
"fine - as - wine!"
Hughes' "message" extended
even outside into the lobby where
the smiling Bob Marshall sold
autographed copies of Hughes'
books including such calculated
shockers as one titled "The First
Book of Negroes."
* * * i
THE TONY Scott group played
its solo numbers cohesively. And
although they were mixed at times
with commercial devices (the
opening number was done with
blue lights and silhouettes, for
instance), the showmanship was
not distasteful. Several of the
numbers were played at tempos
so fast as to be conducive only
to a repetition of clichds during
individual solos.
However, even sounds of this

the poetry with the jazz, each lost
something. The band worked from
a rehearsed script, and this
squelched all of the spontaneity
essential to jazz.
* * *
THE JAZZ group was inade-
quate to supply appropriate back-
ground music for the poetry. When
the most dramatic musical effect
that can be produced is a soft
mallet roll on a sizzle cymbal ter-
minating with an electric guitar
chord, there is reason to wonder
whether the poetry might be better
off without the distraction of this
In essence, then, this concert
was a bite too big for anyone to
chew. It ostensibly attempted to
combine simultaneously two art
forms, the history of jazz, and
the history of the Negro for the

City Editor

General Notices
Selected ushers for the May Festival
who have not yet picked up their tick-
ens are requested to do.- so between _5
and 6 p.m. Tues., April 14, and Wed.,
April 15. Tickets will no the given out
at the first concert.
U-M Blood Bank Assoc., in coopera-
tion with Red Cross, will have its blood
bank clinic April 24. Clinic hours are
9:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to
4:00 p.m. Anyone interested in becom-
ing a member or renewing his member-
ship contact the Personnel Office, 4028
Admin. Bldg., Ext. 2619.


Associate Editor

LE CANTOR ...................Personnel Director
LN WILLOUGHBY .... Associate Editorial Director
AN JONES ................ .. Sports Editor
ATA JORGENSON..i...Associate City Editor
ZABETH ERSKINE ... AssociatePersonnel Director
COLEMAN-.............. Associate Sports Editor
VID ARNOLD ..................Chief Photographer

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