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Sixty-Ninth Year

"If Only There Was Soine Way We Could
Stamp THEIR Stuff 'Secret' "

'Brand New State!

hen Opinions Are Free
Truth Will Prev&U"

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.



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'U' Women Deserve
Adult Treatment

THERE will be a change in the University
regulations concerning the women students
-an extension of hours - but it is certainly
not the only change needed.
The changing of upperclass women's week-
day hours from 10:30 p.m. to midnight was a
long time coming but it may be a sign that
the University is finally beginning to recognize
the fact that its women students are capable
of exercising adult judgement.
That the women themselves recognize this
fact is obvious from the overwhelming vote
in favor of the hours change. One of the aims
of the University, aside from its primary pur-
pose of providing an education, should be to
prepare its students to take their places in
an adult world. This cannot be done by making
blanket decisions for all the undergraduate
The University should not attempt to take
the place of mother and father in taking care
of the students. It cannot prepare them to
face the world by protecting them from the
problems involved In living in it.
IT IS ALL very well and good for the Uni-
versity to provide housing for women, but
'it should be only for those who desire such
housing. As a matter of policy, supervised hous-
ing has been provided for University women,
but is there any reason why this policy, like
others which become dated and outmoded,
should not be changed?
Under the, present policy, some seniors and
a very few juniors are granted permission to
live in apartments where the financial situa-
tion is such that it is impossible for them to

live in the residence halls. Written parental
permission is required and emotional and so-
cial maturity and academic standing are also
considered. Permission is granted only after a
personal interview by the Dean of Women's
But such permission should be the normal
prerogative of any woman who does not wish
to live in the residence halls and would prefer
to live independently in an apartment. "I
would like to live in an apartment so I could
save money for a trip to Europe" is not evi-
dence of financial need, but it may be a very
important point to the student.
CERTAINLY not all women would desire to
live in apartments and cope with their own
cleaning, meal preparation, garbage disposal
and the hundred and one other details of
apartment life. Residence halls would certain-
ly not be emptied in a rush if apartment per-
mission were open to all women. The Quad-
rangles are not devoid of upperclassmen be-
cause men are allowed to live elsewhere if
they so wish and the Hill will not become a
miniature ghost town because the University
decides to treat its women students as adults.
If extra space were left in the halls, it could
doubtless be at least partially filled by grader'
ate women who would rather not do their own
cooking and cleaning.
It is high time the University begins treat-
ing its women students as adults, and allow-
ing them to make adult decisions. If the wo-
men are ;incapable of so doing, they have no
business being at a university.

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Musket's orchestra fired a heavy'
charge into the cast of "Okla-I
homa !" last night, but aside from
a few casualties in the chorus, no
one was seriously injured.
The old Union Opera of the
past. with its sorry collection of
dancing transvestites, has been
supplanted by Musket, (Ko-eds
too), which seems to be in the
business of bringing famous
Broadway shows to this campus.
The success of Musket's produc-
tion is assured. but this success
is not only a traditional inheri-
tance. "Oklahoma!", one of the
most fantastically successful of
all musicals, is the product of
careful staging, planning, rehear-
sing: all of which are clearly
apparent in director Clarence
Stephenson's product.
Vocally, principals all seem
suited to their parts. George Mc-
Whorter is a robust Curly, his
powerful voice a distinct asset,
although a Western accent blends
oddly with his singing enuncia-
tion. McWhorter's voice blends
well with the clear, rather high-
pitched singing of Diane Franjac,
but hers is all too often lost in a
sea of orchestra.
Margaret Whinery (Ado Annie)
and John Klein (Wgill) both have
problems of voice projection. The
rare moments when they use their
full vocal power are among the
best in the show.
Sinister and menacing is David
Newman as moody, evil Jud Fry.
What Newman's voice lacks in
depth is compensated by his au-
thentic mannerisms, make-up, and
costume. Christie Heinrich, a Nor-
man Rockwell painting of an Aunt
Eller is just that.
The acting prizes must go to
Mike McArdle and Klein. McArdle
transform the purported Persian
accent of the peddler, Ali Hakim,
into a cosmopolitan mixture of
Russian, Low Dutch, Yiddish, and
Serbo-Croat, His sense of comic
timing is matched only by John
Klein, and, to a somewhat lesser
extent, Miss Whinery.

Sure Is Great!'

AMi Eller ...... Christie Heinrich'
Curly .... .. . . .George McWhorter
L urey Dfiane Fran jac
Will Parker John Klein
Jud Fry. . David Newman
Ado Annie Cares Margaret Whinery
Ali Kakim ........ Mike McArdie
Dream LaureyA........Alice Royer
Dream Curly ........... Joe Brown
Dream Jud ............ Jim Maltby
which can be made of this produc-
tion is that, paradoxically enough,
Ed La Mance's orchestra was too
good. Except for one bad moment
during the "Dream Ballet" in Act
One, the orchestra was in fine
fettle, nearly overwhelming voices
less potent than Mc Vhorter's. Act
Two found the orchestra some-
what more subdued.
As for the "Dream Ballet." it
represented the artistic peak of
"Oklahoma!", with imaginative
lighting, orchestration, and chore-
ography combining to create a
marvelous effect. The choreogra-
phy of Lou Ann Rosengarten is
to be commended here, but more
particularly the dancing of Alice
Royer who seems to be about the
most graceful thing on two (some-
times one) feet..
Stagine wasquite sound, as the
British say, even functional. Open-
ing of scene 2, Act I, in Jud Fry's
smokehouse was a stark contrast
to the hitherto "wide-open spaces."
Blue lights on Fry and yellow on
Curly (or so it seemed) set the
stage for the beautiful chorale
"Poor Jud is Daid."
The male singing 'chorus (a
Union Opera holdover?) over-
shadowed the girls who had difi-
culty singing past the orchestra.
On blatant prop-miscue was the
unexpected appearance of an
English saddle in the midst of
scene two. An authentic Okla-
homan would have flipped. And
then the surrey never arrived.
Aside from this minor matter,
Musket III seems to be destined
for a well-deserved local success.
--David Kessel





Meeting in Georgia

-'HE NA 'IONAL Interfraternity Conference
is holding its annual convention this week
Atlanta, Georgia. Due to state and local
ws, any Negro delegates attending the con-
ntion will be unable to stay at the same ho-
4 as the other delegates.
As a result the NIC had to send letters to
e schools planning to send representatives to
e convention informing them that while
egro delegates would be permitted to attend
ie convention, they could not stay as guests
f the hotel, would not be allowed to loiter in
e halls, use the dining facilities at the hotel,
and about in the lobby or use the toilet fa-
The National Interfraternity Conference has
Oid Miami was considered as a possible loca-
on for the meeting and that Negroes would
ave been welcome at the hotel with which

they were in touch. Why then, was Atlanta
IT HAS BEEN suggested that the NIC is an-
tagonistic not only toward Negro fraternities
(no Negro fraternities are full members of the
organization) but also Negroes in predominant-
ly white fraternities, and that the Council was
afraid that some groups would send Negro
delegates to point out the NIC's somewhat
biased policy. However, no one connected with
the planning of this meeting would make a
statement concerning their reasoning in choos-
ing this location.
The National Interfraternity Conference
showed poor taste and little foresight in choos-
ing Atlanta as its convention site. It has left it-
self open to some very embarrassing questions.

j Thie Gran
WASHINGTON - A sturdy old been are rarely useful
man who has just passed his justification for this
84th birthday has every reason to might throw some ligh
say aloud now what he will never rent Allied problems. T
in fact say-"I told you so." in a small way pointo
The ominous Russian pressure wishful current thinkin
on the Western position in Ger- sibly "reasonable" Sov
many would not exist today had about Germany is a m
Sir Winston Churchill not been kind of thinking.
overborne 15 years ago at the The days of 1943 ar
wartimerTeheran Conference by lived now in other n
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Josef Churchill's. Vainly he t
Stalin. vince Mr. Roosevelt t
This conference produced a Big one thing to welcomeF
Three decision, with Churchill's against Hitler and qu
reluctant assent, that the one thing to suppose thatv
supreme Allied operation of 1944 business with the Kre
was to be a cross-channel invasion the war.
of Hitler Germany. For months the These were both grea
Prime Minister, whose long view Mr. Roosevelt persisted
of history was not matched on confidence in the So
the Western side, had wanted to which the wiser partne
cqnduct action in the Balkans as knew to be as unsoun
well, attractive. And these
* * gay men. But Mr. Roos
HE WISHED to make certain ety was truly that; A
thereby that American -British hill's gayety overlay at
military power would be stand- sophic skepticism. And
ing there at war's end to prevent his martial gusto he ha
a Soviet absorption of Southern in Allied war councilsc
and Central Europe. Churchill's off grandiose ideas, ift
plan would have altered the post- laggard minds.
war world immeasurably. As things * * *
were allowed to develop, Russian BECAUSE OF THIS,
troops reached Berlin simultane- was unashamedly a To
ously with the Allies. The terribly cause he behaved in ag
exposed western salient in Berlin ner that seemed to tak
today-a salient lying a hundred count of the cost, hisa
miles back of the Iron Curtain-is when given in mortal
one of the results. was sometimes discou
Another is that all Europe from wrong time.,
Berlin eastward and most of it His personal acts ten
southward through the Danube to foster the notiont
basin is in Soviet or satellite ston" was as erratic
hands. brilliant. Both the Am
Reviews of what might have British high comman

J. The only
is that it
t upon cur-
oo, it might
out that all
ng of a pos-
iet attitude
ost perilous
e being re-
minds than
ried to con-
hat it was
Russian aid
ite another
we could do
at men. But
in a sunny
viet Union
r, Churchill,
d as it was
were both
sevelt's gay-
Mr. Churc-
deep philo-
I because of
ad the habit
of throwing
only to stir
, because he
ry and be-
grand man.
ke little ac-
advice, even
fted at the
ded further
that "Win-
as he was
nerican and
ds were in

d 'Old Man'

terror on and after D-Day in
Normandy that "The Old Man"
would come over and insist on tak-
ing personal charge. There was an
amiable conspiracy "to keep the
P. M. at home." For a little while,
he submitted. But a few weeks
after the invasion beachheads had
been driven in, he could stand it
no longer.
One day, in August of 1944, this
correspondent happened to be at
a British fighter base in Nor-
mandy. Word spread across that
part of the 'front: "Churchill is
coming over!" Soon, ais we all
anxiously watched the skies, a,
captured German observation
plane, a Storka, began a wobbly
OUT STEPPED the pudgy figure
in his square black hat-and with
something in his pocket, which
may have been a bottle of brandy.
The Prime Minister's pilot was an
air vice-marshal, who did not suc-
ceed in his earnest efforts not to
look disapproving at this adven-
ture. After all, to fly over an active
British front in a German aircraft
was, so to speak, a little dangerous.
But Churchill himself was in
high good humor. He announced
he had come to brief the troops
on the attempt that hadrbeen
made on Hitler's life in Germany
in July. "They missed the old
bahstard," he said with a grin to
the airmen sitting in a semi-circle
around him.
"But," he added, with a great
wave of his cigar, "there's time
(Copyright 1958, by United
Feature syndicate, Inc.)

'Home Before Dark'

Christmas present to the
Michigan Theater is a post-
Thanksgiving Day turkey. Be-
cause "Home Before Dark" is slot
an ordinary soap opera but one of
superior quality, this is'a tturkey
with all the trimmings; the trim-
mings being in this case a bril-
liant performance by Jean Sim-
mons, a fine company of profes-
sional actors and slick direction
by Mervyn Le Roy.
But unfortunately beneath all
this is the bird itself and a whop-
pingly big bird it is indeed as the
film runs some two and a quarter
hours - equal to ten episodes of
Helen Trent without a break for
commercials. Thus while the trim-
mings may be diverting for an
hour or so, they certainly are not
able to keep afloat its heavy hack-
neyed scenario.
* C
INDEED it is Miss Simmons'
film all the way and she effective-
ly uses Eileen and Robert Bas-
sing's screenplay as a vehicle to
demonstrate her enormous ability
on the screen. Cast in the role of
a woman recently released from a
mental hospitua and returned' to
the same environment which was
responsible for her first mental
collapse, Miss Simmons does a re-
markable job in running the full

Realities Mold Universities

RC0BERT F. GOHEEN, Princeton's president,
has attacked college "panaceas" such as
more self-learning or fuller use of the college
plant as plans trying "to equate educational
with industrial efficiency." Heading a private
university where tuition and endowments are
high and popular pressure for increased n-
rollments means little. Goheen can well es-
pouse the ideal situation and follow it through.
His beliefs, however, are in some respects
faulty and, as far as a state university is con-
cerned, generally invalid. His attack on more
student self-learning seems to ignore the suc-
cess this approach has had in most European
countries. He said there is little in American
experience to indicate "the Utopian theory" of
substituting more independent study for facul-
ty guidance will work. He termed education a
"'tailor-made, creative process" that can never
be cheap financially and distinguished it from
mere training. This view is in direct opposi-
tion to the European approach that faculty
help is there if it Is needed, but that much of
value to the student can be obtained by his
partly educating himself. The hand-to-mouth
knowledge feeding so typical of American uni-
versities may be the American dream but is
hardly a legitimate educational end.
EXTEINDED use of college plant and person-
nel is not ideal, but it may be the one an-

swer to increasing enrollment without allow-
ing state universities to become unwieldy levia-
thans. Goheen was giving an annual report on
his own university; yet ruling out such an idea
as not offering a solution to higher education
problems in general is dogmatic. State univer-
sities have problems not . in common with
Princeton, and wider use of facilities is a ten-
tative, if not final, answer to one of these
Goheen expressed his philosophy that stu-
dents should not be expected to pay the full
cost of their education, a view expressed many
times by University president Harlan Hatcher
and it is a tenet of state universities every-
where. He said no student should ever be de-
nied higher education because, of financial
need, a view which seems to fit with the rest
of his somewhat Idealized outlook of Ameri-
can education.
Goheen is speaking for the traditional Amer-
Ican dream of college for all, a concept indi-
genous to North America. Idealism, in the case
of A private and rich college, can compete well
with reality. But state universities are subject
to the practicalities of state legislatures, bulg-
Ing enrollments and semi-autonomous control.
Goheen's views must be modified here to
handle these realities.

Council in Dark First Time, Debates A ppeal

range of emotions without ever
appearing unnatural or forced.
Principally wrong with this
Warner offering is that the film
manages to avoid sustaining an
adequate suspense. As a result the
audience maintains a passive at-
titude to the whole affair. Cer-
tainly the Bassings knew they had
the material for an emotional
hurricane. Unfortunately all they
were able to come up with was a
mild shower.
Oh well, the trimmings were
-Marc Alan Zagoren
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Inter-American Cultural Convention
Competition deadline has been extend-
to Jan. 15, 1959. for study in Latin
America during the academic year 1959-
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Countries for which awards are avail-.
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Interested students who hold an A.B.
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of the Graduate School.
coffee-Discussion Hour: Theme, "The
Origin and Meaning of Hanukkah."
Traditional Hanukkah latkas and tea
will be served. Lane Hall Library, Fri.,
Dec. 5, 4:15 p.m. Sponsored by the Of-
f ice of Religious Affairs.
Board Meeting: Michigan Alumni
Fund of Development Council, Sat.,
Dec. 6, 1:30 p.m., Third Floor Conf.
Rm., Mich. Union.
All Choral Union and Extra Berie-
Concert ushers are urgently reminded
that one performance of the Messiah
is included in each series and it is most
important that you be there, as an
absence will count against you at May
Festival time. A few extra ushers will
be needed for each performance of the
Messiah and if you can help us please
contact Mr. Warner at NO 8-8597.
Summary: Action taken at meeting
of Student Government Council held
Dec. 3, 1958,
Approved minutes of meeting of
Nov. 19
Appointed Dan Belin as second stu-
dent representative on the Board in
Appointed Roger Seasonwein to In-
terviewing and Nominating Committee.
Heard report on International Week,
from Robert Arnove, Chairman, Inter-

SDiversionar Action

Daily Staff Writer
STUDENT Government Council
sat quietly for two and one-
half hours Wednesday night, hear-
ing assorted committee reports, a
prospectus from President May-
nard Goldman, and a slide-lecture
by return exchange student Bob
Goldman's prospectus, which
enumerated 23 Council projects
which need further work or any
sort of work and called both ex-
officio and elected members to
task for not fulfilling their duties
as Goldman sees them, ellicited no
great response,
Ttis is the first time in SGC
history the lights have gone off,
Goldman remarked as Krohn be-
gan to show slides.
Krohn's talk, on the discontinued
Free University of Berlin ex-
change, drew questions only of a
factual nature, such as "How
much money did you receive?" and
"How many of the Free Univer-
sity's professors came from the
East Zone?" Answers to both of
these questions, incidentally, have
been at the disposal of the Coun-
cvil for some time in printed
material in their files.
* *

crimination, to be presented to the
Council by Christmas vacation.
Scott Chrysler asked Bassey if
there were any particular reason
for wanting a statement from the
administration now.
"Obviously the Sigma Kappa
dispute brought this on," Bassey
replied, "but this is not intended
to be a rehash."
Administration opinion was not
being asked solely because Council
jurisdiction has been challenged
by the administration, Bassey in-
dicated, and faculty opinion would
be sought also.
Then Al Haber said it might be
very interesting to hear adminis-
tration policy on discrimination,
but that he would first like to
know what the Executive Com-
mittee was planning in the way
of an appeal of the Board in Re-
view's reversal of the Sigma Kap-
pa decision.
GOLDMAN replied that he
"'would be hard put" to outline
plans or procedures now, since
some of the opinions he had been
hearing from administrators, re-
gents and faculty members, as to
the advisability of appealing and
how this should be done, were con-

criminate. It was the basis of
SGC's finding Sigma Kappa in
Taub's motion was altered to
read that SGC "seek advice" on
reconsidering the 1949 ruling,
after several members had ex-
pressed fear that the former word-
ing recognized administration jur-
isdiction over withdrawal of rec-
His motion was separate from
the jurisdictional dispute, Taub
explained, being a question of "Is
the 1949 regulation a good one?"
After several Council members
had expressed differing opinions
as to whether the two processes
could indeed be separated, substi-
tution of Taub's motion for Bas-
sey's was approved.
THEN A QUESTION was raised:
did Taub mean that all 18 SGC
members should work on recon-
sidering the rule, or that the Ex-
ecutive Committee should, or that
a committee should be set up?
When Taub indicated that either
of the latter alternatives was with-
in the scope of his motion, Chrys-
ler protested that he had voted
for the substitute motion on the
understanding that all the Council
would participate.

Kessel's motion represented a
"lack of confidence" in the Execu-
tive Committee, she declared.
C* *
EXECUTIVE Vice-President
Mort Wise pointed out that the
'question of when an appeal would
be most effective must be con-
sidered. Taub moved to table Kes-
sel's motion, also "until a date
deemed appropriate by the Execu-
tive Committee," but this was de-
Chrysler tried to amend Kessel's
motion to call for appeal to Uni-
versity President Harlan Hatcher,
saying that "To jump a whole ad-
ministrative level like that is not
"We don't even know what we're
doing," Union President Barry
Shapiro objected, calling for de-
feat of both Chrysler's amend-
ment and Kessel's motion.
* C C
BOTH WERE defeated, but the
differences of opinion expressed
during debate on these and earlier
motion continued into member's
time afterwards.
Kessel said that in calling for
appeal now he was trying to take
upon himself and the other mem-
bers of the Council responsibility
which had been going to the Exec-

Associated Press Foreign News Analyst

'HE BERLIN CRISIS looks more and more
like a great Khrushchev diversion. One man
ho seems to have it pegged that way is Tito
Berlin may be the prelude to other diversions,
ich as Soviet pressure on Turkey or Iran in
ie Middle East, aimed at holding world at-
ntion while Nikita Khrushchev does his final
>itical housecleaning and establishes him-
If as the new Stalin.
YUGOSLAVIA seems an important key in
pondering reasons why the Russians manu-

level in Moscow, a diversion Is created which
offers some chance of success, so the horse
folks may be dazzled. Khrushchev likely would
grab what he could in Germany if the Allies
prove weak and disunited.
The increasingly bitter propaganda barrage
from Moscow and Peiping against Tito's Com-
munist party may serve as an added diversion
for the Communist world.
BUT REVISIONISM and relaxations are dan-
gerous. They undermine total authority at
the top. They are all the more dangerous fo
regimes about to embark upon new economic
experiments which indicate consumers must

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