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Dowling Presents
Vaudeville Variety
N THE COURSE of a long, public career as director, actor, innov
and entrepreneur Eddie Dowling, last night, returned to his struggl
primeval beginnings-Vaudeville. The talk was entitled "From Sha
speare to Saroyan" and he began by saying he'd get to the recital
minute, but first ... he never quite finished that first minute. Ind
the speech could just as well have been called "From Dowling to I
ling"-with selected interludes on the greats he used to run arC
Since those flighty, boozy, "0-so-gay" days Mr. Dowling has c
a long and wonderful way. He has introduced Williams, Carrol

THAT 1959 EXTRAVAGANZA, the "Michi-
gan Follies" was well under way yesterday
in Lansing.
Spectators who attended the opening, Tues-
day in a theatre in the round called the Capitol
Building saw the Republicans attempt, and for
the moment carry off, one of the most daring,
vaudeville acts of all time. With breathtaking
courage, the Republicans walked a one-vote
tight-rope to dump the Democrats in the
And things have been going on at the same
rate. Thursday Gov. G. Mennen Williams trot-
ted out one of his financial glamor queens, who
would give the state $50 million from the Vet-
erans' Trust Fund.
Then, as if on cue, the Republican Chorus
trotted on stage crying "raid" in only faintly
melodious voices. Time has changed the Re-
publican Chorus somewhat, for in the Repub-
lican libretto was a pleasing rendition of

"There is no other solution I can see." It was
done somewhat sotto voce, to be sure, but it
was a pleasing addition to the Republican
ANY MORE ACTS are planned before the
late spring closing of the Follies. The House
Democrats, teeth clenched, vow they can dupli-
cate the Republican act in spades, and they
'probably can. Meanwhile, Gov. Williams has
promised more of his beauties to parade before
the Legislature bearing banners like "Miss Tax
However, spectators who have seen the
Follies before warn not to be bemused by these
minor attractions. They maintain that the
thing to watch for in the 1959 edition is a spec-
tacular, well-organized version of what the
"Michigan Follies" is most famous for -- a


No Parking-Studyng Zone
WITH FINAL EXAMS beginning Monday, rule is no more than fair. Those who get there
the semi-annual mass migration to the earliest should get the best seats.
Undergraduate Library has begun. This week- UT THERE is a problem. Since its origin,
end will see herds of desperate students flood- there has been an unwritten, but under-
in te ibar i te op otheren t habe an unrte, bu udr
ing the library in the hope of imbibing the stood law of "squatters' rights" in operation.
lost knowledge they have neglected during the Under this custom a student can leave their
semester, books on the table or desk as a signal that it
Some of the more foresighted of the student Is reserved for him and he will return shortly.
group began their studies last week. Robert C. Theoretically, this is a convenient practice and
Keniston, undergraduate librarian, -reported saves the snatching of seats while someone is
about 8,200 students used the library every da'd'. sharpening his pencil.
Of course, this total is computed by the turn- Some people, however, take great advantage
stiles and therefore subject to slight errors due of a good custom. Not only do they leave their
to students who enter the building several books on the desk for hours on end, but show
times in one day or those who don't use the definite schizophrenic tendencies in reserving
library facilities. two or three seats simultaneously.
In the meantime, latecomers are pacing all
AS ANYONE who has looked for a private three floors looking for a place to "roost" or
study niche after 7 p.m. any day last week, absorbing coffee and Plato's "Republic" in the
knows, the building is being used to its fullest basement snack bar.
capacity. Not. only are the desks and tables Obviously, there is a "clear and present"
full of diligent students, but people are crowd- danger. Perhaps martial law could be declared
ed into the lounges and lining the staircases. for the duration of the crisis or maybe some
Of course, every University student has a budding engineers could devise a new type
perfect right to use the $30 million, one-year- parking meter to solve the problem.
old structure, and the first come, first served -JEAN HARTWIG
A me o Torust?

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Saroyan -to the American stage.
He brought back Laurette Taylor
for the most acclaimed perform-
ance of all time - "The Glass
Menagerie." He produced "Rich-
ard II" for the first time since
Edwin Booth. But all this was
hardly in evidence last night as
Mr. Dowling offered up his huge
storehouse of jokes and anec-
dotes. He could have been George
Jessel or Walter Winchell for all
the wit or perception he added to
the well-told stories.
* * .
fine and practiced story teller and
the evening was only occasionally
dull. The stories of Eugene O'Neill,
suffering from Parkinson's disease
and playing "Santa Claus on
Eighth Avenue" with the bowery
derelicts with whom he had spent
his youth was touching humor
with a dramatic sense of pathos..
However, for a good deal of the
evening Mr. Dowling was a homey,
happy swell-guy personality tell-
ing tales which seemed a cross
between Sam Levenson on TVand
Eddie Cantor in the Saturday Eve-
ning Post.
was the story of Sarah Bernhardt
doing the death scene in "Camille,"
at the Palace theatre. It seems the
young Dowling was to follow Bern-
hardt on the program-an impos-
sible task at which the vaudeville
greats of the period had failed
completely. But the Dowling lad
was not to be thwarted in his first
opportunity (no one else would
even attempt the job) and so in
the midst of Bernhardt's seventh
or eighth pandemonial curtail call
(twenty-five had been expected)
the dauntless boy protruded his
nervous head from off-stage and
in a quivering, hilarious, bashful
voice proclaimed "I'm next." The
audience, already whipped to
frenzy, went wild and poor Eddie
was fired. But when Bernhardt
discovered what had happened she
announced that he was to become
a permanant part of the show
with one addition-after her per-
formance he was to emerge from
beneath Camille's death bed with
his immortal line.
-Eli Zaretsky

Free Germany: Elections, Guarantees

THE COMMENTS and reactions of the Soviet
Deputy Premier during his tour of the
United States, while being taken with a grain
of salt by government officials, may be indica-
tive of the apparently growing similarity be-
tween the ideals and much of the way of life
of the two nations.
Communist ideology and the American con-
cept of democracy remain at opposite ends of
the political scale, but in practice, the differ-
ences perhaps decrease appreciably. Russia,
if we are to believe Mikoyan, is making a genu-
ine effort to increase the standard of living of
its population while maintaining state control
of the economy and forging ahead with scien-
tific and military achievements.
Our standard of living, geared from the be-
ginning to individual incentive, continues to
rise with the growth of capital investment, but
the federal government has gained control of
the nation's economy to some extent through
such socialistically-inclined institutions as
graduated income tax and social security pen-
sions. In the realm of scientific and military
achievement we have followed Russia's exam-
ple, devoting a major portion of the national
economy to research and development projects
of both federal and private agencies and main'
taining strict security controls on information,
Thus, it would seem, America and Russia
are approaching each others' methods, but the
purposes for which they are used remain in
conflict. Russia's intentions evidently still cen-
ter on world domination, America's on the
protection of the free world and the fostering
of democratic principles - and both, as Mi-
koyan pointed out in a conference with the
Vice-President, remain adamant in the belief
that their policy is the only policy.

COMPROMISE - peaceful coexistence - ac-
cording to the professed views of Mikoyan,
might seem to be the only way to avert a
seemingly imminent war for supremacy. But, if
coexistence is the answer, a workable plan for
attaining it must be developed through joint
effort. Any such plan necessitates the building
of a mutual trust - something which the free
world has been unable to attain in past deal-
ings with the Soviet Union.
But in his good will tour Mikoyan has pre-
sented an entirely new and much more liberal
concept of Russian policy which, he would ap-
parently like Americans to believe, means that
the Soviets are sincerely ready to compromise
some of their ideologies in favor of establish-
ing peace. Perhaps he is not just a "diplomatic
tool," but truly representative of a Communist
about-face in international policies.
SINCERE or not, however, Mikoyan's optim-
ism about the feasibility of peaceful coex-
istence seems infinitely preferable in this, the
beginning of the nuclear age, to his alterna-
tive of eventual outright conflict.
If Russia does male overtures aimed at es-
tablishing a lasting peace, the free world
might be wise to renew its trust in her and
honor her avowed intentions. If the Soviets
were to again prove they can't be taken at their
word, coexistence would, in all probability,
automatically cease and war or its threat would
reappear - a situation hardly worse than the
present one in which the cold war could con-
ceivably turn hot at any moment.
The West, then, may have a world of peace
to gain and very little to lose (which isn't al-
ready endangered) by accepting future Soviet
negotiations at face value.

AT HIS press conference this
week, Mr. Dulles opened the
door to negotiations on the future
of Germany. He was scrupulously
careful to say that he was not now
negotiating with Mr. Mikoyan. But
he has made it possible for Mr.
Mikoyan to report back to Moscow
that -there is "a desire on both
sides to get together and talk."
Mr. Dulles did this by making
two points. Neither of these points
is entirely new. But the emphasis
upon them, considering the cir-
cumstances, gives them a new im-
portance. The first point is that
while the formula of reunification
by free 'elections is the "agreed
formula" and while we think it is
"a natural method," he "wouldn't
say that it is the only method by
which reunification could be ac-
complished." The second point is
its acceptance of the principle that
for a reunited Germany there must
be military guarantees to reassure
the Soviet Union:-"If there is
going to be any reunification of
Germany, it has got to be under
conditions which take into account
realistically some of those very
elemental, primitive facts of life."
The record shows that the point
which Mr. Dulles made about free
elections was first made in our
note to the Soviet Union on Sept.
30 of last year, and was reiterated
in our note of Dec. 31. For some
months at least we have not re-
garded free elections as the neces-
sary first step to German reunifi-
cation. And the record shows also
that we have long recognized that
if the Soviet Union withdraws
from a reunified Germany, it is
entitled to have military guaran-
tees against the possibility of Ger-
man aggression.
Nevertheless, it is important that
Mr. Dulles emphasized these two
points on the eve of his second
round of talks with Mr. Mikoyan.
It was evident at the press con-

ference that he was acutely aware
that there would be a reaction in
Bonn, possibly in London and in
other West European capitals. To
soften this reaction, he dwelt on
the thoroughness of our consulta-
tions with our allies, and he spoke
at length on his agreement with
and admiration for Dr. Adenauer's
conception of European policy.
But his remarks that free elec-
tions are not the only method by
which reunification can be accom-
plished have, as the dispatches
show, aroused Dr. Adenauer. It
remains to be seen whether once
again, as on several previous occa-
sions when Mr. Dulles tried not to
be entirely inflexible, Dr. Adenauer
will compel Mr. Dulles to retract
and reverse himself.
S * *
THE REAL question about free
elections is whether they must
come first, whether they are the
necessary first step to German
reunification. Those who hold this
view are in effect demanding the
liquidation of the East German
state and the absorptions of the
East Germans into the West Ger-
man state. The trouble with this
view is that it is absolutely im-
possible to achieve it in any fore-
seeable time. For it demands an
unconditional surrender of the
Soviet position in the whole of
Germany, and unconditional sur-
render by the Soviet Union is a
pipe dream.
I think it is not unfair to say
that those who demand free elec-
tions as the first step to German
reunification are not urgently in-
terested in bringing about reuni-
fication. Some of them want to
believe, hoping against hope, that
the Soviet Union will somehow col-
lapse. May of them do not want
to have to face the enormously
complicated problems which a re-
unified Germany will pose. In the
status quo with a divided Germany
there are very powerful interests

which would prefer not to be dis-
Thus, for example, a reunified
Germany with free elections ?would
be far more to the left than Dr.
Adenauer's Germany. For another
example, the whole fascinating
structure of the West European
political and economic community,
which Mr. Dulles spoke of, would
have serious problems if it had to
digest the 17,000,000 East Ger-
mans. For still another example,
a reunified Germany could not
long remain the camping ground
of the NATO armies, and this
would raise the problem of where
the NATO forces should be sta-
AGAINST all these difficulties
there has, however, to be weighed
the grave and incalculable dangers
of the continuing partition of Ger-
many. For, sooner or later, there
will be uprising against the Soviet
hold on East Germany and on
Poland, and if there are these up-
risings, we may all be sucked into
the struggle. To avert that it is
necessary to proceed to the reuni-
fication of Germany which, if I
understood him correctly, is what
Mr. Dulles has decided that he
must try to do. ,
If that is our purpose, there is
no reason why German reunifica-
tion should not begin with a pro-
visional regime-that of a dual
state with some common political
institutions-under a pact or con-
stitution which promised that
there should be a gradual integra-
tion over a period of years, culmi-
nating in a free election to elect
a constituent assembly, which
would form an All-German state.
This is only one among innum-.
erable conceivable ways of bring-
ing about reunification of the two
Germanys. The crucial question is
m whether on the Soviet side and on
our side there is in fact a genuine
will to make one German state.

to the

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MSU's Hannah Warns Against Size

Art? . .*
To the Editor:
CENSORSHIP, control and con-
formity are words that remind
us of 1984, Hitler and Commun-
ism. The dread with which we view
these infringements are but one
comment on the value we have
placed on our freedom.
Nevertheless, the lines between
freedom and license, self discipline
and anarchy, remain important
moral and social problems con-
stantly subject to analysis and
re-evaluation by all civilized
Apparently, there is a segment
of our intellectual community for
whom the word "civilized" is an
epithet viewed with horror ,and
heroically resisted. As might be
expected, our' Praetorian defend-
ers of art recently have found an-
other opportunity to confuse cre-
ativity with procreativity,
cinematology with scatology and
inspiration with perversion.
* * *
THESE observations are
prompted by a recent contribution
to the "arts" shown by Cinema
Guild called "Flesh of Morning."
The film shows us the erotic frus-
trations of a man suffering from
the loss of his girl friend. His fan-
tasies get the best of him. While
the drums are savagely beating,
the camera slyly observes our
male "actor" masturbating. The
technical aspects of the film, how-
ever "artistic" in portraying this
slice of life is superfluous to the
content. The camera angles, the
musical accompaniment and the
lighting all combine to display
what can at best be called artistic
Any comments on the producer,
"artists" and purveyors of this per-
version of both good taste and
good art might more aptly be
stated by a trained clinician. The
cult of social irresponsibility hid-
ing behind the aegis of avant-
garde is not a new sickness.
The response of the students to
the film is even more alarming
than the film itself. Most of the
students I have talked to seem
unwilling to make any statement
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Reds Aim at Latin America

Associated Press Analyst
NEW YORK-A painstaking survey indicates
Moscow has mounted a determined new of-
fensive aimed at exerting powerful influence
In Latin America,
The study, published here by the Latin
American news magazine Vision, pictures sig-
nificant strides in a program financed by world
Communist headquarters to the tune of more
than 100 million dollars annually.
Primary targets are Argentina and Vene-
zuela, the richest Latin American nations,
where there is already a considerable amount
of anti-U.S. feeling. But no Latin American
nation is beyond the line of Communist fire.

of a three-pronged attack," says Vision. "The
first objective is to discredit the United States
among labor leaders, businessmen and intel-
lectuals. The second is to frighten away United
States and European investment by fomenting
labor unrest. The third is to attain a sufficient-
ly strong position in the hemisphere's strategic
industries to sabotage them, should Moscow
give the order."
The movement is aided by the heat of in-
tense nationalism, fanned by the notion that
anti-Communism somehow is related to U.S.
domination. It is also helped by Soviet scien-
tific successes, plus irritation over such Wash-
ington measures as the imposition of quotas
on lead, zinc and oil and other items important
to Latin American economy.
All nove T.tin Amric a n.C ,munismi s cnn-

Associated Press Staff Writer
babies are growing up and going
to college.
The mammoth wave of human
beings that flooded the secondary
schools now is sweeping on toward
the colleges and universities.
The American Council on Edu-
cation says there will be 12,283,000
persons of college age in the
United States in 1965-66 and
14,304,000 in 1970-71, compared
with 8,571.000 in 1954-55.
On top of that, a greater per-
centage of the college-age popula-
tion is going to college than ever
How can the problem of bursting
the seams of higher education be
Is the answyer in bigger and
bigger universities, giant commun-
ities of students? Or is the answer
in more smaller colleges?
President John Hannah of Mich-
igan State University, an old hand
at the business of mushrooming
college expansion, says the solu-

-when the campus is so large and
sprawling that students can't walk
to class in 10 minutes, when the
necessary administrative machin-
ery is so bulky that it defeats its
purpose, when duplication of fa-
cilities becomes imperative - the
school reaches a point of diminish-
ing returns.
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"THE SCHOOL must either stop
enrolling students or branch out
to another campus," said Han-
nah. "We can't stop enrolling be-
cause our society demands more
and more training for young
people, and it demands equal op-
MSU is branching out. Next fall
it will open Michigan State Uni-
versity Oakland, a branch near
Pontiac in Oakland County. MSU
oflicials expect 600 freshmen for
the first year and an eventual
enrollmentyofe30,000. The branch
gill be autonomous except at the
very top and will not necessarily be
an exact image of MSU.
It is a matter of record that
the area islakin, in higheredii-

no small matter," he added. "A
student graduating from MSUO
will get a degree from Michigan
State University. He will havegto
meet Michigan State University
standards. We have the prestige
that it takes years to build, and
MSUO will have that prestige im-
Pointing to the growing need for
requirements of the world today
for more people with post-gradu-
ate studies behind them-Hannah
said branch universities are better
prepared to set the student up for
advanced education.
"COMMUNITY colleges serve a
great purpose if they do their job
well," Hannah said. "But too often
we lose students who met the
standards of their junior college,
then found themselves not well
enough prepared for advanced
studybon the university level."
A branch university would set
the necessary standard from the
start, he said.
From the standpoint of operat-
ing funds-the money that a state-
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