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Paradox Called
Brecht's Genius
Communist Writer Explained
As Contradictory Artist
"A great part of the genius of Berthold Brecht lies in his private
contradictions and public paradoxes," Andrew Doe, instructor in
speech at State University of Iowa, said yesterday at the speech con-
ference speaking on "The Dramatic Theory of Berthold Brecht."
"And one of the German playwright's greatest public paradoxes
is his sympathy for the Communist party."
Brecht became sympathetic with Communism when he read
Marx's philosophy, Doe related. Until that time he had been a nihilist.

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"The playwright was fascinated
Prof. Willis
Terms Live
TV 'Dead'
Live television may already b
a dead issue, Prof. Edgar E. Willi
of the speech department sai
yesterday at the opening sessio
of the summer speech conferenc(
Speaking of the role of "live
performance before the televisio
cameras as opposed to taped c
filmed programs, he stressed th
aesthetic importance of "live
performance. It gives a sense a
immediacy-to both actor an
audience-that a pre - recorde
production never can.
This immediacy involves man
chances, he added, for liveness
no guarantee of quality. Pro
Willis pointed to the success o
one hand of such productions a
"Requiem for a Heavyweight
t and the failure of others, as "Flo
Whom the Bell Tolls," to suppo
his thesis.
Furthermore, live televisio
forces an exacting discipline tha
gives no second chance to an acto
for re-doing fluffed lines. Thi
dramatic awareness and excite
ment-the sense that anythin
may happen-is good, he insiste
for everyone involved.
But taped work does have sev
eral advantages for the industr
that would make it practicall
impossible to return entirely to
schedule of continuous produc
tion. The recording of program
gains time for actors, technician
and studio facilities, as program
can be done at everyone's con
Again, mistakes can be delete
and corrections put in so tha
performance has a smoothnes
often unobtainable in live per
Another advantage of filming
production is that it can be re
played several times for addi
tional profit. This can undoubted
ly be an important factor t
everyone involved, he noted.
Nixon Split
On Platform
ident Richard M. Nixon and Gov
Nelson Rockefeller of New York
were described yesterday as stil
widely split on some proposed key
planks for the 1960 GOP platform
Charles H. Percy, chairman of
the GOP national convention'k
platform committee, told a news
conference he hoped a platform
acceptable to both would be
drafted, but he did not predict it
Asked whether a platform ac-
ceptable to both could be arrived
at Percy said "At this stage
haven't any idea."
But he also said he felt thai
when two reasonable men hear the
same facts there is a reasonable
chance they can come to the same
Percy and Sen. Thruston B.
Morton of Kentucky, the Republi-
can National Chairman, called the
news conference to explaii ar-
rangements for the platform com-
mittee's work and to discuss prob-
lems the committee will face.
They said the main areas of dif-
ference between Nixon and Rocke-
feller involve a legislative program
for providing health care for the
aged, and a farm aid plank. Both
Morton and Percy said they believe
foreign relations also might be a
point of controversy.

Percy met Wednesday with
Rockefeller and others in New
York City. He said he will spend

by the austere, utilitarian aspects of
.'Marx's philosophy and he became
an avid Marxist."
Answers Uncertain
"But the question of whether
or not Brecht is actually a Com-
munist propaganda playwright
must be answered both yes and
no," Doe said.
The playwright made a deliber-
ate attempt to proagandize in his
work, the speech instructor point-
ed out, "but what he intended and
what he actually created are two
e different things."
is Ironically anti-Communists see
id only the political importance in
n Brecht's plays, Doe said, whereas
"e Communists see only the poetic-
h uman side of them. "So Brecht
)isleft in an artistic no man's
or land'."
ie The Communist ideas that
" Brecht meant to propagate are
of personal not collective ones, the
d speaker noted.
His first play about Commu-
nism, "The Measures Taken," in-
y censed the Communists. They said
is it was the opposite of Lenin's
d. teachings, Doe explained.
'n Reason Vs. Emotion
is "Or else they made the criticism
. that he had placed an opposition
drt emotion and reason; such
rt dihotmywould mean a flaw
in the Communist philosophy.
n So Brecht wrote out of personal
t not Communist inspiration."
)r "I have no intention of trying
is to prove that Brecht was not in
sympathy with Communism," the
g speaker declared, "but rather that
d, he was first an artist and his sec-
ond concern is political."
- Brecht wanted to write for the
y common people, Doe went on, but
y the more he tried the more com-
a plicated his writing became. He
wanted to write for Lenin, but his
£ plays were too ambiguous.
s "Brecht is often pictured as a
s cold Communist," the speaker
- noted, "who tried to put Commu-
nistic doctrine into his writing-
but this didn't work. So we must
t look at the plays themselves and
s his theory."
SCongo Troops
: End Mutiny,
Give Up Arms
LEOPOLD VILLE, Congo (1?) -
Mutinous Negro troops laid down
their arms yesterday, ending a
two-day army revolt.
At one point in the uprising in
this week - old African nation,
white residents of Leopoldville
patrolled the road leading from
- the mutineers' camp because of re-
. ports the disaffected army men1
k were marching on the capital. I
11 A government spokesman said;
Y the mutinous soldiers held the
. road between Leopoldville and,
f Thysville Tuesday and turned back1
s a group of officials on their way
s to Thysville.
a Marchers Dispelled
Tanks sent from Leopoldville, int
- turn, forced back a detachment
of the mutineers heading for theI
I capital. The non-commissioned of-
ficers were removed from the de-
t tachment and the band apparently
Sdisintegrated. Thewhite residents
patrolling the road saw no sign
of the disaffected army men.
In another incident, police and
military forces were sent to Stan-
leyville, nearly 800 miles to the
northeast, to deal with convicts
who broke out of prison and dem-
onstrated before the provincialx
government building.
Information Minister Anicet
Kashamura confirmed the army
mutineers at Thysville, about '5
miles southwest of Leopoldville,
had surrendered their arms and
restored to command the Belgian
officers they had held in confine-

ment. In Leopoldville, most mu-
tineers returned to barracks.
Lumumba Praised
Much of the credit for settling
the army mutiny was given to

Dean of Men
Mark Noffsinger and William
Perigo have both been appointed
as assistant dean of men, Dean of
Men Walter Rea announced re-
In other administrative adjust-
ments, Assistant Deans John Hale,
Louis Rice, and Karl Strieff will
assume somewhat different duties
within the dean's office, while Mrs.
Ruth Callahan, administrative as-
sistant in the student affairs office,
will work with Streiff in the stu-
dent loan office.
Noffsinger, who previously served
as resident director of South
Quadrangle, will replace former
Assistant Dean William Cross,
who has resigned to accept a
position in the dean of men's office
at the University of Florida.
Work to Vary
Perigo, who recently resigned
as University basketball coach,
will work in several areas, ac-
cording to Rea, including loans,
scholarships, and personnel coun-
Cross's job, according to Rea,
consisted of work in the area of
off-campus housing and, to a
lesser extent, work with fraterni-
ties and the administration of
automobile regulations.
Under the new arrangement, As-
sistant Dean Louis Rice will en-
large his duties in connection with
fraternities to include Cross's for-
mer function in this area.
New Duties
Noffsinger will undertake the
I administration of auto regulations
and become director of the off-
campus housing bureau.
Hale will assume added duties
with the men's residence halls,
handling room assignments, which
were formerly under the jurisdic-
tion of Streiff, as well as continu-
ing the general or educational
operations of these units.
Office Consolidated
The loan office is being consoli-
dated to handle loans for both
men and women, Rea said. For-
merly loans for men and women
were handled separately by the
offices of the dean of men and the
dean of women.
In another change, the func-
tions of the student loan office
and that of the Committee on
Student Loans have been some-
what altered. The Committee,
which is made up of Streiff, Deans
Rea and Deborah Bacon, and As-
sistant Controller F. E. Oliver,
will no longer handle loans above
a certain amount or for an excep-
tionally long term, but will instead
operate strictly as a policy and
review committee, Rea said.

Mexican Supports Cuban Move


By The Associated Press
A spokesman for Mexico's ruling
political party told cheering Mexi-
can congressmen yesterday that
Mexico would have to side with
Cuba in the growing United States
and Cuban crisis.
The speaker was Emilio Sanchez
Piedra, who said he was speaking
for the Party of Revolutionary
Institutions (PRI), which has an
overwhelming majority in con-
Sanchez Piedra said the United
States apparently has shut its
doors to friendship and under-

standing despite desires of the
Cuban public to live in liberty
and economic independence.
He said the Mexican congress,
representing the Mexican people,
offers its friendship to the Cuban
Mexico will stand solidly with
Castro's island republic, the PRI
spokesman declared.
Prime Minister Fidel Castro ral-
lied his supporters yesterday in
Havana for -a continuing battle
against what he called the insane
and stupid action of President

Macbin e Guns Stop Reds;
Tambroni Hits Strikers
ROME UP) - Police machine guns chattered and five persons
died yesterday in the continuing Communist-led rioting that threatens
to plunge Italy into civil war.
Premier Fernando Tambroni charged last night the disorders and
accompanying strikes sweeping the country are part of an interna-
tional Communist plot aimed at toppling his pro-Western government
and subverting democracy around the world. Word of the new violence
- and death in the Red stronghold
city of Reggio Emilia in Northern
Italy touched off fresh tumult and
C fist fights here in Italy's Parlia-

Drive Ends
LANSING UP) -- Petitions bear-
ing 283,904tsignatures were de-
livered to the State Capitol yes-
terday in the drive to put the con-
stitutional convention proposal on
the November election ballot.
Donald M. Oakes, executive di-
rector of Citizens for Michigan,
arrived late yesterday with a
small moving van containing 13
boxes of petitions weighing about
500 pounds.
Oakes said they represented the
joint efforts of all organizations
working on the drive, including
the League of Women Voters, the
Michigan Junior Chamber of Com-
merce as well as his own.
He said more petitions due here
today should raise the total to
more than 300,000-safe insurance
that the count would go over the
top. The minimum required is 231,-
Oakes gave much credit to the
League of Women Voters, saying
the ladies did the legwork to con-
tribute more than 200,000 of the
"All concerned are sure that the
drive wlil go over the top but we
are putting in a special campaign
in Detroit area stores and super-
markets just to make sure," he
A check of the petitions deliv-
ered showed every Michigan coun-
ty but Kalkaska represented.,

21 Wounded
In addition to the five fatalities,
at least 21 persons were wounded
in Reggio Emilia. The outbreaks
there appeared to be the worst in
two weeks of Red-led disturbances
in various places that now have
claimed seven lives. More than
500 demonstrators and 200 police
have been injured.
Smaller riots were reported dur-
ing the day in Parma, Modena
and Naples.
The big Red-tinged Confedera-
tion of Italian Labor called a 10-
hour general strike for today, be-
ginning at 2 p.m., to protest the
Reggio Emilia killings.
Reads Statement
Tambroni shocked the Chamber
of Deputies into its first sustained
silence in days when he read a
sharply worded statement accus-
ing world Communism of foment-
ing the unrest.
"The government," he said,
"can prove that the Communist
Party is conducting a pre-planned
action, both in the national and
international fields, aimed at sub-
verting order and democracy."
He warned Communist deputies
that unless the rioting ends all
force necessary will be used to re-
store order.
The Communists and leftists
have insisted their demonstra-
tions are aimed at the Fascists
but Italian newspapers charged
they were acting on orders from
Moscow with the aim of bringing
down the Christian Democrat gov-

Dwight D. Eisenhower in slicing
Cuba's sugar quota.
He delayed, at least for the time
being, his threat to seize all prop-
erty of United States holders
"down to the nails in their shoes."
And it was disclosed that Cuba
had turned to the United States
this week for needed supplies of
corn for its poultry industry and
for rice to bolster its food supply.
In his first public statement
after the Eisenhower action, Cas-
tro limited himself to harsh words
about Washington, and boasted
that Cuba, 'with the people and
right on its side, is "really stronger
than the oligarchy of the United
He announced he will make an-
other television speech tonight
and appear Sunday before a mass
meeting of his confederation of
Cuban workers.
Visa Rush
There was a new flood of appli-
cants for visas at the United
States embassy after Castro's bit-
ter speech, as more and more
Cubans sought to leave this
strife-torn nation for asylum in
the United States.
United States strategists looked
for joint action by the Organiza-
tion of American States as a
further step toward curbing Cas-
A multi-nation move in concert
with other Latin states is greatly
desired by United States diplo-
mats. Their hopes rose with pros-
pects that the OAS will vote to-
day to hold a meeting, within the
next few weeks, of the foreign
ministers of the 21 OAS nations.
Navy Divers
Find Blimp
Navy said last night divers had
reached but were unable to enter
the submerged gondola of a huge
Navy blimp that crashed into the
Atlantic Ocean with a crew of 21
The gondola, believed to hold
the bodies of some of the 17 men
missing in the crash, was covered
by several folds of the blimp's
fabric making it impossible for
divers to get inside at the present
time, the Navy said.
The Coast Guard said the divers
were attaching cables to the gon-
dola and it would probably be
raised to the surface tomorrow.
A small task force of salvage
vessels were on the scene 15 miles
at sea where the blimp crashed
and sank in 55 feet of water.

Candidates Arrive,
Prepare for Fray
Definite Trends Begin To Emerge
Despite Claims of Delegate Strength
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Daily Editor Thomas Hayden is currently in Los An-
geles, attending the Democratic National Convention, Articles by him
will appear daily throughout the duration of the convention.)
Special to The Daily
LOS ANGELES-The Biltmore Hotel, convention head-
quarters, is a morass of suites and lobbies currently swarming
with political beings and echoing dozens of Democratic re-
All the patterns of feverish thinking and discussion here,
now almost incoherent, will somehow be integrated a weekl
from today when Presidential and Vice-Presidential candi-
dates are scheduled formally
to accept their party's nomi-
nations avorite
With the arrival of Sen. Lyndon
Johnson (D-Tex.) yesterday, the
pty's mao cadidates bea 1 ons JAJ i
entering Los Angeles. Sens. John
Kennedy (D-Mass.), Stuart Sym-
ington (D-Mo.) and Adlai E. f rdles
Stevenson all arrive tomorrow.
They will enter a political milieu LOS ANGELES {) Sen. John
already distorted by swollen claims L. Kennedy (D-Mas) was still
of delegate strength from each the man to beat for the Demo-
of their camps, but despite those cratic presidential nomination last
distortions several general trends night, but campaign camps of the
are beginning to emerge, challengers claimed they have
Needs Early Victory staved off a first ballot Kennedy
Almost everyone agrees that sweep.
Kennedy must crash to the nomi- Pulling the fuse out of a first
nation within two ballots if he round Kennedy blitz is the im-
may be expected to win at all. mediate goal in the preliminary
Two important Democrats, battling roaring around the Demo-
Michigan's Gov. G. Mennen cratic national convention which
Williams and New York's ex-Gov. opens Monday. Kennedy rivals said
Averill Harriman told reporters they have made it by shoring up
yesterday they expect the Massa- the line of favorite sons.
chusetts Senator's nomination, One of the top lieutenants of
perhaps even on the first ballot. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson said cam-
Kennedy's hopes seem tied to paign headquarters of the Texas
the course of the large California Senator has positive assurances
and Pennsylvania delegations, that Govs. Robert B. Meyner of
where Gov. Edmund Brown and New Jersey, George Docking of
David Lawrence are still main- Kansas and Herschel C. Loveless
taining silence. The Kennedy sup- of Iowa will stand fast as favorite
porters pressured both delegations sons on the first roll call. This was
for delivery of first-ballot votes the word from Robert G. Baker,
in hopes of creating the needed secretary to the Democratic ma-
bandwagon effect. But California jority in the Senate.
may favor Stevenson and no one New Jersey has 41 votes in the
is quite sure of Pennsylvania's convention, Kansas 21 and Iowa
If Kennedy cannot sweep to the Kennedy supporters were count-
nomination on an early ballot, ing on a major lift from another
many see Johnson as the next favorite son, Gov. Edmund G.
strongest possibility. But Johnson (Pat) Brown, and his 81 - vote
is likely to reach his ceiling at California delegation.
perhaps about 500 votes, 260 short Backers of some of the other
of the necessary total, beyond contenders conceded this was
which he will not be able to climb. likely - perhaps before the con-
Delegates Frigid vention curtain rolls up.
Just too many delegates from Regardless of what Brown does,
Norher an Weter sttesarethey say, Kennedy has been cut
Northern and Western states are off from a first ballot victory. And
frigid to the Texas senator. offrmaistbltvcoy.Au
Symington has not been able their contention is that if they
toyaccelertenhsortncbecan stop the Massachusetts Sena-
to accelerate and his importance for on the first ballot, they can -
seems to now lie in his possible stop him period.
backing of . either Kennedy or
Johnson, probably of Johnson. The big question mark besides
That leaves Stevenson, who has the California delegation is the
been "running" in an extremely 81-vote Pennsylvania contingent
curious fashion. His grassroots headed by uncommitted Gov.
legions here are working with David Lawrence.
little money, but so far they've Rep. Francis M. Walters of thet
been able to project no more than state will second the nominatioia
75 first-place votes, and have re- of Meyner.
ceived almost no apparent support Gov. G. Mennen Williams started
from their "candidate." the Kennedy bandwagon rolling
Stevenson's campaign has been with words of praise for the Dem-
precisely the inverse of Kennedy's. ocratic front-runner. He was cold,
While Kennedy has clearly at- however, toward a Kennedy-John-
tempted a blitz, the former Illinois son ticket saying:
Governor is being plainly re "Kennedy will go well in Michi-
cessive, but nonetheless receptive. gan but Johnson certainly would
An ambivalent attitude toward not add anything to the ticket."
Stevenson seems to exist. One feel-
ing, as summarized by a delegate He said Michigan wanted a
I talked to in Utah last week, is "liberal, progressive candidate.
that "Adlai is the greatest leader Johnson doesn't fit in this cate-
in the party-but dammit, Ken- gory"

nedy can win."
In other words, many are nos-
talgically, or idealistically, for Form er
Stevenson.but realistically for
Ke nedv rpevn Johnsn. v1 7 ''U

Corn Li ier Still, Still Illegal in Chicago
CHICAGO M-)-It's gettin' like a mountain boy can't whup up
W his corn likker nowheres without those revenooers movin' in.
Even in Chicago, where people are thicker than jack pine and
you'd figure that nobody would spot one little ole still.
sR Now you take that batch of mountain dew some of the boys
.Ifrom the Norton, Virginny Territory was a ready to whomp up down-
town Wednesday in front of that big, fancy hotel.
Carry Me Back ..
It wasn't like they were goin' to sell it. The boys-most of them
businessmen-were here for the Lions International Convention and
the still was goin' to be part of the Virginny float.
Course, as one of the bearded lads tole the. crowd traipsin' out
in front it wouldn't do no harm "if all you city slickers stop by and
wet your whistles."
Well, it seems that the Feds over in the Alcohol and Tobacco

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