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"There's Nothing Like A Good Smoke, Men"

Pt Izr cian Batty
Seventy-First Year
411 Prevai"
s printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.

'Epitaph' Skid Row
COnvincingly Cliched
"LET NO MAN Write My Epitaph" compellingly charges up and
down the alleys of Chicago's skid row revealing the tragic strupple
of fallen man against his suffocating environment.
This gripping story is told by means of the most amazing cluster
of cliches ever gathered into one movie, yet these hackreyed situations

NOVEMBER 17, 1960


Sterile American Radicals
Pick Wrong Source

SPEECH by David McReynolds to the
mocratic Socialists on Tuesday night is a
example of the sterility of modern Amer-
Zeynolds' basic premise was that the for-
olicies of both the Soviet Union and the
i States are "anti-human" in their em-
on vested national interest and their
;ness to consider use of weapons which
estroy the human race. From this valid
.ent and from the equally valid state-
that every major institution in Ameri-
ociety is working to support the status
[cReynolds began searching for utopian
a to change it all and found the Ameri-
teynolds looks to the student as the only
n this situation yet pointed out that "the
nic world, because of the importance of
gon contracts has a vested interest in the
race." He said that although the academ-
tion of the universities has a vested in-
in the arms race, the students can still
the leaders" into a more desirable policy
ey support pacifism. McReynolds also
ented "that students have traditionally
the most irresponsible element in Amer-
FUTURE for the student rebel will be
Tests, blackballs and subversive lists," Mc-
lds said, but the student will at least have
ditsfaction of freeing the leaders to act.
ynolds pointed out that politicians in this
ry can maneuver "in a very limited
eif they wish to stay in office" and that
a revolutionary student movement can
them to act in conscience and hold
fallacy of McReynolds' whole speech was
it was correct only in its introduction.
ynolds is one of those many people in
: intellectual circles who comes to a
1, pessimistic conclusion and then looks
me way to destroy its reality. The classic
B to look for a radical source and Mc-

Reynolds, like many before him, says the source
is the student.
THE SOURCE for progress should be the stu-
dent, although he is being taught by an
academy which has a vested interest in the
Cold War. How a student, trained in this acad-
emy, is to derive a basis for his radicalism
is a question McReynolds leaves unanswered.
The source is the student although he is
traditionally the most irresponsible element in
American life.
The radical source is the student, and if he
goes o1zt to create a radically different Ameri-
ca he has the romantic possibility of living in
a Jail cell instead of a split level.
If there were an historical preedent for stu-
dent-led revolutions in apathetic societies then
this argument would carry some hope. But
the traditional hope of student revolts is that
they will carry rebellious adults with them.
What does an American adult have to rebel
against-prosperity when he's working or un-
employment compensation when he's not?
THE TRAGEDY of people like McReynolds is
their assumption that because a problem is
serious it MUST be solvable.
Whether one likes to admit it or not, there
is a possibility that the world will be annihilat-
ed tomorrow.
Whether one likes to admit it or not, the
power of the individual is coming to a halt and
if one gets on a subversive list he is not a
martyr but an unemployable.
But if it is true that both America and Rus-
sia have an "anti-human" policy that makes
them almost equally reprehensible, then per-
haps the wisest solution is to face the fact.
But once this fact is faced this does not mean
one need immediately look for a solution that
will end the threat of annihilation. Frighten-
ing as it may seem, one might consider wheth-
er every institution in both societies is working
for a cold war and if it is, one might consider
the possibility that there is no workable solu-

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NATO and the French Striking Force

are convincing because of the An-
tense emotional rythm of the mo-
tion picture.
B-girls, dope addicts, alcoholics
- these human rodents do not
want to accept their life,.They
desperately seek a way out of their ,
holes, but-, there are too many dead
ends in their psychological mase
for them to escape. These human
falures. finally consolidate their
love and aspirations in a youthful
product of this environment, a
teen-age boy who grapples with
his background and surroundings.
Eventually, even those who are
living vicariously through his ef-
forts are forced by environmental
conditions to thwart his progress,
but he fights and cies out against
this filth, poverty, and man's in-
humanity to man.'
matically explores evil through
the naive eyes of the teen-ager
and then pits him. against the
personification of all evil - a
crudely terrifying, big-time dope
peddler. These two forces-youth-
ful man's desire for good and the
world's disgusting rebuttal of evil
--meet face to face, ideal against
ideal, in the closely plotted climax
of the movie which was boiled out
of Robert Presnell's novel by Wil-
lard Motley,
James Darren as the young man
emerges as an actor of surprising
talent after a series of unpromis-
ing pretty-boy roles. He has a long
way to go before he will be a
great actor, but he has, at least,
learned to effectively utilize his
eyes in order to reveal a charac-
ter's inner feelings. In "Epitaph"
his eyes reveal the great romantic
concept of the unquenchable
spirit of man.
. * * *
JEAN SEBERG, another here-
to-fore actress of little count,
manages a role that is enough
like her personality that she is
able to lift herself above high
Seberg was the booby prize of
the world-wide search for a per-
feet St. Joan and has not been
able to life herself . above high
school standards for good acting.)
VeteransShelley Winters and
Burl Ives combine their talents
under Philip Leacock's direction
In what are usually Academy
Award performances.
Miss Winters ages and decays
on the screen to a most pitifully
crushed human being. Her drama-
tic attempts to choose between an
uncontrollable desire for drugs
and natural maternal love is ac-
tively portrayed in screams, whis-
pers, and sweat.
through intimate moments, a
court room brawl, and a death
scene with the fine acting style
which has practically eclipsed his
earlier fame as a folk singer.
There are other notable per-
formances of a punch-drunk
fighter, a legless newsboy, a weary
prostitute, and a butcher who
vainly fight their way through the
human mire' of Chicago's un-
sophisticated Madison Avenue.
"Let No Man Write My Epitaph"
Is not for the squeamish, easily-
shocked, or limited-visioned; for
it is brutal, blunt, and demands a
keen perception to see through
the obvious cliches to the impor-
tant philosophical and socioligical
values of the motion picture.
-Milan Stitt

(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following
articles are excerpted from a press
release of the American Civil
Liberties Union.)
finally is free to go through
the mails. The Post Office De-
partment has announced it will
not appeal the United States Court
of Appeals decision that the un-
expurgated version of D. H. Law-
rence's 31-year-old classic is not
obscene and is mailable.
The Appeals Court decision on
the book's mailability 'was un-
animous, although the judges
divided two-one on the question
of its literary and moral values.
Judge Sterry' R. Waterman
thought the book was "refreshing"
and full of "moving tenderness."
Judge Leonard R. Morris said it
contained "vulgarisms" and "ques-
tionable scenes."
The Appeals Court upheld a.
lower court ruling by United
States District Court Judge Fred-
erick' vanPelt Bryan who said
"Lady Chatterly's Lover" was not
obscene and lifted a postal ban
which had been in effect for two
The ban had covered actual
copies of the book mailed by Grove
Press, its publisher, as well as
circulars advertising it mailed by
the Readers Subscription boob
club, which offered the book as
a monthly selection.
.* * *




Associated Press News Analyst
SOME PEOPLE in Washington
think that if the United States
will provide the North Atlantic
defense force with nuclear wea-
pons, France can be persuaded to
drop her plans for a national
striking force of her own.
But the French decision to es-
tablish her own force was not a
military decision. It was a political
French leaders think they de-
serve a bigger voice than they
are getting in NATO and other
allied affairs. Charles de Gaulle is
extremely jealous of France's
national standing in the world,

A NUCLEAR striking force for
NATO could completely satisfy his
ideas about France's defense, even
though it might always be under
the command of an American,
without touching this uppermost
political thought in his mind,
A separate French striking force
is not opposed for itself by the
United States. The opposition is
to any new national forces as they
are likely to incite creation of
more and more. French experts
say the Swedes are likely to be
next after them. There have been
reports that Japan is almost ready,
and there is much speculation
about Red China. And the more
members there are in the atom


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medy Coalition Ges turf

THERE are two ways in interpreting Sen.
Kennedy's tactic of the outstretched hand in
di swift move to meet with his defeated oppo-
ient, Vice-President Nixon. One is that he is
novinigfrom a generous sense of his own
strength,making a coalition gesture that need
,st him nothing but will impress the Nixon
3artisans and Perhaps even shake the Russians.
The other is that heis moving from a shaky
ense of how narrow was the margin of popular
'otes separating the two Presidential candi-
ates. In this view he might be seeking a coali-
ion government, 'with a substantial role for
republican leaders, especially in foreign policy.
Either view is possible. One view would mean
hat the President-elect is. striking the note of
n "era of good feelings," much as in the ad-
ninistration of President Monroe. The second
iew would mean that he is striking the note of
to era of two-party government, as Franklin
oosevelt did when he stressed the danger of
he war crisis and appointed two able Republi-
ans to the two top defense Cabinet posts.
INCLINE to the notion that Sen. Kennedy
is leading from strength, not weakness, but
hat he is nevertheless seeking to gain every
unce of additional strength for his administra-
Ion in the stormy months ahead. In forming
he government and giving it a shaping direc-
ion, he may have in mind not Monroe or
┬▒rTanklin Roosevelt but a third model-that of
height Eisenhower, who managed amazingly
o maintain great popular support by present-
ng himself as a national leader above the par-
Isan political battle.
Eisenhower achieved it not by appointing
)emocrats but by stressing his role as a non-
iolitical general and an over-all father figure.
Kennedy can do neither of these, but he is too
ealistic a student of political tactics to miss the
)pint of the Eisenhower case: That a national
1gure image is possible in peace as in war.
THE DANGERS of this approach should be
apparent, however. Eisenhower remained a
ational leader image mainly by doing little in
he way of leadership. He hoarded his political
nfluence, but like many hoarders he never
pent what he so carefully saved, except at the
'ery end, when he flung it to Nixon's support
vthout avail. National leadership ought not to
e a coat of many colors, to be admired by the
nultttude but never exposed to wind and storm
td weather.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, coming into office
t a time of great national emergency, came
as a national rather than as a party leader.
e managed to push through Congress a for-
idable legislative program in the first "Hun-

World War again gave him the chance and
Every President is faced by this paradox
of having to be both a national leader and a
party leader. But this is less of a paradox than
it seems. He cannot be the first unless he is
truly the second as well. Roosevelt could not
have done his duty to the nation if he had
backed away from the New Deal program in
those first hundred days or if he had flinched
from a total assault on the fascist world power
within the frame of a Russian alliance.
IIHE NOTION that there is really no differ-
ence between the Democrats and Republi-
cans on foreign policy is an illusory notion and
could even be a dangerous one to the effective,.
ness of the Kenndy administration. It is also
dangerous to think of the Secretary of State
as a neutral technician, which is the underlying
conception of J. Edgar Hoover's job on the FBI
and Allen Dulles' on the CIA. It makes sense
to see the federal police and the intelligence
agency as nonpartisan, but to add foreign policy
to the same category is to strip it of any shap-
ing force and reduce it to administrative detail.
The Kennedy victory was an authentic vic-
tory, and carries with it a program not only of
domestic legislation but of new viewpoints and
new policies in foreign affairs. If Kennedy's
speeches were genuinely meant, then his ad-
ministration is committed to a new look in the
State Department.
One may guess that there will be a shift of
emphasis from NATO and alliance policies in
Europe to the African, Asian, and Latin Ameri-
can continents. There should be. instead of a
chaos of specific aid grants, a sweeping Mar-
shall Plan for Africa and another for Latin
America. There should be a new stress on tying
the aid to development projects rather than
letting it dribble away into corruption and
waste. There hsould be a commitment to joint
hemisphere action to replace unilateral U.S.
action, on issues like Cuba and the Dominican
Republic. There should be a massive program of
cultural exchange, especially with the new Afri-
can nations, including the dramatic idea of a
peace army of American cpllege students and
graduates. There should be, finally, a revamp-
ing of the foreign service, to bring in a more
highly trained corps of government servants
who know the language and culture of the coun-
tries to which they are accredited.
CAN UNDERSTAND why Kennedy might
want to play down the innovations in his
foreign policy program in his anxiety to
carry Congress with him on his domestic pro-
gram in the early months of his administra-
tion. But he would be paying a high price for

Foreign Study Benefits

club, the more complicated be-
comes the prospect of ever ar-
riving at controls or abolition.
ASIDE FROM these problems,
the United States would like to
see France spend her money in
other ways-particularly in aid to
underdeveloped, countries which is
now proving a strain as this coun-
try runs a deficit in its over all
financial dealings with the rest
of the world.
The nuclear striking force for
NATO is expected to be one of the
key topics at next month's NATO
conference in Paris, although it
can be discussed on a tentative
basis only pending installation of'
the new administration in Wash-
Some Europeans are nervous as
the United States begins to deploy
the new Polaris submarines around
them, expecting the Soviet Union
to develop counter measures. In-
stead of relying wholly on Ameri-
can and British strategic bases for
retaliation, they would like to have
a trigger to pull in their own de-
fense directly.
* * *
A$ THE BERLIN situation heads
toward what many expect to be a
spring crisis, there is a growing
interest In the possibilities of
tactical nuclear power adminis-
tered by NATO. There is some
speculation that Moscow might
expect to get away with some sort
of coup in the belief that the West
would not bring on a general war
by retaliating with strategic wea-
No steps could become effective
immediately, but moves made now
might have an important bearing
on negotiations which seemed to
be dragging toward eventual rup-

THE WAY HAS been cleared
for an appeal to the Tennessee.
Supreme' Court of a low~er court
ruling that integration of private
schools in the state would be un-
Circuit Judge Chester C. Chattin
denied a new trial to the High-
lander Folk School, whose charter
he ordered revoked last March
after a hearing before a jury.
The jurist concluded that the
United States Supreme Court's
1954 decision on school integration
did not apply to private schools
and that Highlander had .violated
a 1901 Tennessee segregation law
by admitting Negroes as well as
white persons to its workshops
and seminars.
first time that the relationship of
private schools to the Supreme
Court decision regarding integra-
tion has been tested in courts,"
according to a June 24 statement
from the Highlander Folk School
Legal Education Committee. "This
case is therefore of deep signifi-
cance to all private schools, in-
cluding many great universities,
which are operating in states
where obsolete segregation laws
are still on the statute books."
Highlander, an adult'education
school, has been the target of at-
tacks by public officials for some
time because of its integrated in-
struction. Charges before a state
legislative committee that the in-
stitution, was Communist-domin-
ated were not proved.
In another move, police "raided"
the school at night seeking liquor
unsuccessfully. Subsequently a
petition to declare Highlander a
"public nuisance" was filed in
Circuit Court.



To the Editor:
I WISH to comment on an edi-
torial appearing in the Michi-
gan Daily several weeks ago on the
proposed study-abroad program of
the University. I sent this edi-
torial to a friend of mine who
studied abroad under the Insti-
tute for European Studies, a pro-
gram with which the writer ex-
pressed dissatisfaction. It is my
friend's reaction to this editorial
which has prompted me to write.
This participant wrote that "like
everything the I.E.S. program has
its faults, but what one can get
out of it is directly proportional
to what one puts into it." The pro-
gram places much responsibility on
the student, both academically and
personally, to make the most of
the opportunity. My impression Is
that a mature student who does
go to Austria with a positive atti-
tude to learn will be re-rewarded,
but it does require a sense of ma-
turity and responsibility for one
to benefit.
From the accounts which I have
heard of this program, the bene-
fits can far outweigh the short-
comings. I hope that this expres-
sion might counter to some ex-
tent the opinions put forward in
that editori 1 .
-Ralph W. Cummings, Jr., Grad
More 'Facts'...
To the Editor:
WOULD LIKE to take this op-
portunity to comment upon the
article written by Mr. Burns on
Thursday (Nov. 7) and on the let-
ter by Mr. Doerr on Sunday (Nov.
13). The Daily has taken the po-
sition for the entire election that
partisan reporting is a right and
a privilege of the paper and on
this stand I, of course, have no
comment. The paper's policies are
its own problem, and they change
from year to year, depending upon
the editorial leadership or lack of
leadership which ever the case
may be.
IN MR. BURNS' article the fol-
lowing statement occurred:

ment Council upon their orders to
us to take part. I sincerely hope
that in the future more adequate
communications can be established
between The Daily and the Young
Republican Club to avoid such
-Josephine McKenna
Easing Tensions...
To the Editor:
PERHAPS editorial writer M. H.
in the article "Blind Date"
(Daily, Nov. 16) is one of those
persons believing that it is futile
to meet and become acquainted
with different people. The article
certainly left that impression with
this reader.
Just because every person is not
a "Sandra Dee," or "Marilyn Mon-
roe," or a "Rock Hudson" (and
who would want to be anyway?)
is no reason why a person should
not attempt to meet and talk with
different and interesting people.
*'p *
I SUPPOSE the logical extension
of the views expressed in "Blind
Date" would be that summit con-
ferences and similar opportunities
for discussions are useless. If this
is true, then the past has been
wrong-for there have been thou-
sands and thousands of confer-
ences, summit meetings, talks, etc.
Obviously, somebody in the past
has considered that understanding
the people around us is important
or they wouldn't have bothered
with discussion.
Refusing to participate in an ex-
change dinner will certainly not
ease the world situation or bring
about a better understanding be-
tween our fellow citizens.
-Larry Levy, '64--
Favorites . . .
To the Editor:
MONDAY I attended the Artur
Rubinstein concert and I was
glad to see my favorite group was
present, all 140 of them sitting
there twitching, squirming, cough-
ing there on the stage. There for
a while I thought it was to be a



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and assisted by Carol Jewell, violin,

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Nov. 28, 1960., Office of the Dean of
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Applications now are being accepted
for the second semester, 1960-61. Forms
are available in the School of Music
office. Wed., Nov. 23, is the deadline
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"An Evening with Burgess Meredith
Tonight." Burgess Meredith will appear,
at 8:30 p.m. in Hill Aud. with a com-
pany of four Broadway stars in a
program of scenes from the recent,
Broadway shows: "Thurber Carnival,"
"Ulysses in Nighttown." "Winterset"
and "Under Milk┬░ Wood." Tickets are
on sale today in the And. box office
10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Students are offered
a special 30% reduction on all tickets.
Oa Sce,~Rines, Tonigrht,. 8:00 p~m.

and assisted by Carol Jewell, violin,
Joseph Work, viola, Marjorie Ramsey, .
violoncello, and Karen McCann, piano.
Open to the public.
University Lecture: Dr. Paul Tillich,
Philosopher-Theologian, Harvard Uni-
versity, will speak on the subject:
"Symbolism: Its Significance in Reli-
gion." 4:15 p.m. Rackham Lecture Hall,
Fri, Nov.. 18. Open to all.,
Aeronautical-AstronaUtical Engineer-
ing Lecture: Martin Schel, Research
Scientist Dept., of Aeronautical En-
ginerig.Princeton] University, will
speak on "A Study of the Leading
Edge of a Shock Induced Boundary
Layer," Fri., Nov. 18, .4:04 pm., 1504
East Engineering 'Bldg.
Astronomical Colloquium. Fri .,Nov.
,18, 4:00 p.m., The Observatory. Prof.
D. B. McLaughlin will speak on
"Bright-Line Stars of Class B."
Psychology Colloquim: Dr. Jack W.
Dunlap, Dunlap Associates, Inc., Stam-
ford, Conn., will speak on "Homo
Researchiens-the Care and Feeding
Of" on Fri., Nov. 18 at 4:15 p.m. in
And. B. Coffee in 3417 Mason Hal at
3:45 p.m.
Doctoral Examination for Loreto
Grajo Juntado, Education; thesis:
"Number Concord: in English and
Hiligaynon," Fri., Nov. 18, East Council
Room, Rackham Bldg., ,at 1:30 p.m.
Chairman, Robert Lado,
Doctoral. Examination for Neil. Jack
Weller, Sociology; thesis: "Religion and
Social Mobility in Industrial Society,"
Fri.; Nov. I8, 580 .Haven Hall, at 2:00
p.m: Chairman,. -E. Lenski.

Please contact Bureau of Appoint-
ments, Rm. 4021 Admin.. Bldg., Ext.
3371 for further information.
Seniors & grad students please call
Bureau of Appointments for interview
appointments with the following:
MON., NOV. 21-
Proctor & Gamble Overseas Div., Cin-
cinnati, Ohio-Representatives will in-
terview FOREIGN NATIONAL~S who are
citizens of the following: Austria, Bel-
gium, France, Ger., Greece, Holland,
Italy, Mex., Philippines, Portugal, Nor-
way, ;Spain, Switz., Sweden, Venezuela,
for employment in their' native coun-
tries, Male only, any degree for Adver-
tising, Market Research, Merchandising
& Office Management. (Note: No in-
terviewing of U.S. citizens at this time,
except M.B.A.'s who have had previous
contact with the P&G Overseas Div.)
TUES., NOV. 22-
Michigan Dept. of Social Welfare
(p.m.) Repr. M. F. E. Wight. Graduates:
Feb. Location of work: Anywhere in
Michigan. The Children's Div. has ap-
portunities for men and women in-
terested in social work. Inservice train-
ing. Scholarships for graduate study
available for 61-62academic year. Pr-
fer Soc. Sci. major; will consider any
Michigan Civil Service. Repr. M. RL. D.
Crable will interview any interested
student. One year training programs
in a variety of fields-chemistry, eco-
nomics. public administration. forestry,
wild life, management, geology, physics,


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