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DIAL NO 2-31:

FROM THE TOP
OF THE WORLD
..A New World
Of Wonders/!

Francis Lederer will star in
"The Diary of Anne Frank," to
be presented at 8:30 p.m. tonight
in a local theater.
Nan McFarland, who graduated
from the University in 1939, will
also be featured in the cast which J
includes Lilia Skala, G i 1 b e r t
Green, Otto Hulett, Loney Lewis
and Pauline Hahn.
The production, which ran for
90 weeks on Broadway, has been
awarded the Pulitzer Prize. the
New York Drama Critics Award,
the Antoinette Perry Award, Vt
National Drama Critics Poli and
the Theatre Club Gold Medal.
Nct the usual war story, the
play tells of the courage of a
grcup of Jewish people who hid
fro-n the Nazis for two years in
a garret in Amsterdam. It is
adapted from an original diary
written by fifteen-year-old Anne
Frank and tells of the triumph of
childish innocence over totalitar-
ian brutality.
Tickets for the performance are
available at the theater box office.

Of 'Vcelsa saMillions'
r OfVoicelessMillions

By JEAN HARTWIG
By JEN HARWIG-Even the passing rats greedy
Tibor Tollas spoke in behalf of for a morsel of bread weredear
the "millions and millions at home to us. They made us feel human
who are voiceless,"' Tuesday night. again," he said.
Speaking through an interpret-
er at a program sponsored by the Prisoners Befriended Miers
International Students Associa- In the mines the prisoners made
tion, Hungarian poet Tollas told friends with the miners and fi-
of his experiences in a Communist nally felt that they were recog-
prison camp from 1947-56 and nized as human beings. Under the
the role played by- Hungarian ground the "classless Hungarian

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NAN McFARLAND
... alumna to return

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FRANCIS LEDERER
.. to play Otto Frank
the disc shop presents
IN PERSON
JOSH WH ITE
friday, nov. 21 . . 8:30
at The Armory (4th & Ann St.)
reserved seats - $2.75
gen. admission - $1.65
available at
the Disc Shop
1210 S. University
(open evenings)

Kamrowski Exhibition Opens,
Sunday in Detroit Art Gallery

also
Walt Disney's
"PAUL BUNYAN"
All Cartoon Featurette

Tonight and Friday
7:00 and 9:00
Alan Paton's
"CRY THE BELOVED
COUNTRY"
with Canada Lee, Sydney Poitier,
Charles Carson
SHORT: ELDORA
Saturday 7 and 9 P.M.
Sunday 8 P.M.
"NI NOTCH KA"
with
Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas,
Ina Claire
ARCHITECTURE AUDITORIUM
50 cents

An exhibition of paintings b~y
Prof. Gerome Kamrowski of the
architecture college will open Sun-
day at the AAA Gallery in Detroit.
An abstract-surrealist, Prof.
Kamrowski will have on exhibi-
tion his paintings which were
completed in 1957 on a Horace H.
Rackham grant for study and
travel in Spain, England and
France.
In addition to large, organical-
ly-figured canvasses for which he
is best known, the AAA exhibit
will include smaller, heavily tex-
tured works. Because of their
physical presence and manipula-
tion of materials, these paintings
are called hylozoist.
Kamrowski exhibited in the
1946 International Surrealist Ex-
hibition in Paris, His paintings
ON STAGE
TON IGHT
CURTAIN AT 8:30
DownTMISS ITI1
PULITZER PRIZE
PLAY
N.Y. DRAMA
CRITICS AWARD
Seats Available
at Box Office
Phone NO 8-8480

have been shown at the Museum
of Modern Art, Whitney Museum,
University of Illinois and Butler
Institute of Art.
This current exhibit follows
other one-man shows by Prof.
Kamrowski held in New York,
Michigan and Paris since 1946.
His exhibit will open with a re-
ception from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday
and will continue through Nov. 21.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday through Saturday.
Sphinx Taps
New Members
Once again the Pharaoh has
commanded his legions to cross
the great desert and invade the
land of the barbarians to pick
slaves for the Pharaoh's Court.
Once again the East has learned
to fear the Pharaoh's might.
-Into the temple, where gathers
the Court, came neophyte slaves
to the Great Court of Sphinx.
Here they learned of many
things.
Here they learned to dedicate
themselves to Michigan and to
the Pharaoh .. .
So came..
George Genyk, '60Ed., John
Wiley. '60, Dave Martin, '60.
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writers and poets in starting the
revolutions,
Selections of his poetry writ-
ten during his imprisonment and
during the revolution were read in
translation by Roger Allen, Grad.,
and by the poet himself in his na-
tive Hungarian.
Tollas Learns English
In explaining that he began to
learn English only two months
ago, he said he was "only a poet
and poets speak only in our own
language."
After urging no one to take
pictures because of danger in-
volved to relatives of several
people participating in the pro-
gram, Tollas began the story of
his experiences as a prisoner un-
der the Communists.
Advertisement 'A Miracle'
To the men who were dressed
in rags, starved to skeletons with
frozen hands and feet, a tooth-
paste advertisement that found its
way ino the prison by chance was
a miracle and "brought tears to
our eyes," he said.
Life eventually came to have no
meaning for the men at the prison
at Vac. They were deprived of
everything that gave them any
meaning to their lives, according
to Tollas. Soon neither life nor
death had any value anymore -
there was just nothingness.
Tried to Get News
Throughout his eight years in
prison, the Hungarian poet did
everything possible to get news
of the outside world. One day he
was caught "redhanded" reading
a bit of newspaper he had found
in the garbage.
It was a snowy day in December,
below freezing. Tollas was stripped
of his clothes and forced to stand
naked in the snow. He began to
jump and dance to keep warm,
but eventually lost consciousness.
"I was taken to the prison hos-
pital where the doctors acted in
accordance with the security no-
tice instructing them not to cure
the condemned, but to enable
them to suffer longer," he said.
Dwarf Constructs Violin
During his stay in the hospital,
Tollas was moved by a crippled
dwarf, who was a former violin-
maker. He had constructed a
crude violin from scrap materials
and moved among the beds after
the lights were out to comfort the
dying.
When a new guard, who came
on duty at the hospital one night,
broke the treasured instrument,
the dwarf cut his veins with a
piece of glass, but "they managed
to fix imup and make him able
to suffer again."
Conditions Improved in 1953
Conditions in the prison im-
proved somewhat when Imre Nagy
became prime minister of Hun-
gary in 1953. The prisoners were
given more food and allowed to
work in the coal mines outside
the prison itself.
"Although the road to the
mines led between barbed wires,
the chance for some movement,
some casual talk, meant salvation
to us. We hardly noticed the hor-
rors of the neglected mines, the
collapsing shafts or the danger of
poisonous gases,

society" waj born and the poets
and writers finally felt rewarded
for their suffering. The fight for
freedom actually began among
the workers in the mines. he said.
"Someone recited a poem by
the beam of a miner's lamp. Sure-
ly, it wasn't the first one they had
heard, but the first which made
them understand through the
voice of a coal-blackened human
being that poetry is the greater
reality of life." he explained.
At this time, the interpreter
added, Tollas was asked to write
.a poem for the glory of the Hun-
garian security police. He instead
wrote a patriotic poem entitled
"The Battle for Coal" and conse-
quently spent six months in soli-
tary confinement.

Prisoners Write Poems
In 1954, when he was taken
back to the prison at Vac, Tollas
met several young poets who were
also interested in the movement
for freedom. After Stalin's death,
they were able to steal pens and
ink and write "manuscripts" of
poems on toilet tissue.
The first volume took 90 days
to finish, and was destroyed and
begun again many times. Three
anthologies of poetry from all
over the world were finally com-
pleted.
Entire Nation Suffered
When he was finally released
from prison after spending eight
years behind walls, the poet dis-
covered that the Hungarian people
had also suffered.
Concluding his speech, Tollas
called the Hungarians "a whole
nation taken back to the cell."
"The revolution was not a na-
tional revolt, but one fought in
the name of all who are op-
pressed," he said. "The revolt is
not dead; we are fighting on with
intellectual weapons."

Almost 8,700 students used the
facilities of the Undergraduate
Library on Monday, the biggest
number so far this semester and
a figure that was not reached last
semester until the last day of
classes, Mrs. Roberta Keniston,
head librarian, reported yesterday.
"This increased use of' library
facilities earlier in the semester
can perhaps be attributed to the
large number of freshmen who
regujarly use the library," she ex-
plained.
"Last week, for example," Mrs.
Keniston said, "over 20 per cent
of the Library's books were used
at one time or another."
"We are happy with the increase
in circulation," Mrs. Keniston con-
tinued, "but hope that the number
of overdue and missing books this
semester is sizeably reduced. Al-
though we have not as yet made a

-Dally-Robert Kanner
TRAFFIC VIOLATION-As many nervous drivers realize, bicycles
have many more privileges than cars on this campus. This bicycle
displays its indifference as it casually leans against a fire hydrant
despite the empty places in the rack. The recent drive in which
many offending bikes have been ticketed for parking in the wrong
place apparently overlooked this offender.
8,700 STUDENTS:
Library Attendance Mark Set

statistical report, we feel that the
increase in fines has, so far this
week, decreased the number of
overdue books."
Heado
To Give Talk
Prof. Sidney Chapman of the
aeronautical engineering depart-
ment will deliver a lecture on
"The Nations Unite" at 4 p.m. to-
day in Aud. C, Angell Hall.
Prof. Chapman, who is head of
the International Geophysical
Year, will discuss advances made
by the nations of the world in
science during IGY. The lecture
is open to the public without
charge.

charge.

In Hibernation for Winter

For the best buy

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See Page I of
Student Directory

Ending
Today

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-Daily-Robert Kanner
BOARDED UP FOR WINTER-The Union fountain yesterday showed the campus that winter is
to come as workers boarded it up for the season. It will remin Inactive until next spring, when
inspired pranksters may again delight In filling it with soapsuds. Donated by the Class of 1957, the
fountain has been in more or less disrupted operation since last fall.

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ORGANIZATION NOTICES

University of Michigan-Indiana University

5:00-7:00
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY --

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(Use of this column for an-
nouncements is available to offi-
cially recognized and registered or-
ganizations only. Organizations
planning to be active for the cur-
rent semester must register. Forms
available, 2011 Student Activities
Building,)
Christian Science Organization, regu-
lar testimony meeting, Oct. 30, 7:30
p.m., League, check bulletin board in.
lobby for room number,
Congregational and Discip~les Guild,
Social Action Discussion, Oct. 30, 12
noon, Guild House.
Graduate Outing Club, Halloween
Party, Nov. 1, 9:00 p.m., Rackham
Bldg., Rm. 172,

Newman Club, Halloween Party, Oct.
31, 8:30-12:00 p.m., Gabriel Richard Cen-
ter, 331 Thompson.
Political Issues Club, discussion, Oct.
30, 8:00 p.m., Union, Rm. 3D. Discussion
led by Prof. A, Kaufman, Philosophy
Dept., "Is Freedom of Speech Possible
in an Organized Society."
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Baha'i Student Group, weekly meet-
ing, Oct. 29, 8:30 p.m., 725 S. Division.
Discussion, "Road to Happiness."
Modern Dance Club, meeting an0
dance technique lesson, Oct. 30, 7:15
p.m., Barbour Gym.
National and International Affairs
of SGC, brief meeting of all members,
Oct. 30, 4:00 p.m., SGC meeting rooms.

Another Note on Extracurricular Competence ...

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Saturday, Nov.15

Hill Auditorium

HOW TO AVOID
THE "TRAUMATIC TRANSITION"
We understand that the shift from home-town to
Ann Arbor can be accompanied by all sorts of shocking
reactions.
You're unknown, unloved, and- worst of all -
unable to cash out-of-town checks.
Here'"s an out! You can quickly and easily become
liquid with Ann Arbor merchants by opening a Special
Checking Account with Ann Arbor Bank. A book of 20
checks costs only $2.00 . . . there are no additional fees
whatsoever. No minimum balance is required, and, of course,
your returned checks give you the finest of "spending"
records.
Special Checking Accounts can be handled conven-
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