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"The Way I Get It, The New President
Plans To Unleash The U. S."

Kismet's Arabian Night
Boasts Flashing Stars
"KISMET," a musical Arabian night, opened amidst a stunning array
of oriental bazaars, dancing girls, back alleys in Baghdad, and a
highly competent cast.
In the case of some of the lead roles, competent is an insufficient
adjective. Jack O'Brien, as the beggar-poet Hajj, was excellent; Royce
Rosenberg, as Marsinah, his daughter, and Ty McConnell, as the Caliph,


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were a well-matched pair vocally;
Mike McKardle was properly fero-
cious and funny as the evil Wazir,
and Judy Heric was sufficiently
sultry as his bored, diversion-seek-
ing wife, Lalume.
O'Brien's role, perhaps the
"meatiest" in the show gave him
talent and comic ability. His voice
is quite good, and he has a fine
full range to exercise his vocal
talent and comic ability. His voice
is quite good, and he has a fine
deft touch with his comedy mate-
* * *,
soprano voice, which lends itself
best to the ballads in the show--
"Strangers in Paradise," "And
This Is My Beloved," "Baubles,
Bangles, and Beads." In the duets
with McConnell, a fine tenor; the
two voices merged extremely well.
It is unfortunate, however, that
the effett of some of the musical
numbers was spoiled by inadver-
tent dissonance from the orches-
tra. Although these mistakes were
only occasional, they still jarred
the ear, and left one with the im-
pression that the "largest orches-
tra ever assembled for a Musket
production" could have sacrificed
quantity for quality. (Perhaps all
they needed was more rehearsal.)
The scene designs, particularly
the interiors, were fitting in mood;,
the ceremonial hall of the Caliph,
in particular, was right out of
Arabian nights. In fact, it boasts
the most unbelievable fountain
ever seen on the stage of Lydia
Mendelssohn-a real geyser.
T H E COSTUME designers,
though lavish with bright colors
and sparkles and spangles, seem
to have skimped on the material
for the women's costumes, al-
though no one seems to mind. In
contrast, the men are dressed to
the teeth in their silks and sat-
ins; the total effect is dazzling.
The supporting players, includ-
ing the dancers, were all on the
plus side of the production; it is
evident that tflis. show was not
put together on a mere few hours
each week.
Many of the musical numbers
are familiar through previous re-
cordings; perhaps the best per-
formed of the ballads was "And
This Is My Beloved," although it
is difficult to choose.
"Kismet" is a rewarding way
to spend part of an evening;
people like Perry Morton, presi-
dent of the Union, would even
give up an SOC meeting in the
Union ballroom to attend. Don't
miss it.
--Selma Sawaya'

A dverse

playing at the Cinema Guild
. . If you are patient and tolerant,
and not prone to criticism, you
should definitely go and see it. You
might change your mind . . ,
The film was made in 1936, and
takes place between 1773 and 1810.
Olivia de Havilland plays a ser-
vant, and finally ends up singing
at the Opera in Paris under the
name of Mademoiselle Georges.
Every conscientious student of
French history, most of all, of the
Napoleonic period remembers what
she meant to the Great Corsican.
But sit still, this is not a his-
torical movie . . Far from it,
Playing with Miss de Havilland,
we recognize Frederic March,. . .
a fair and handsome young fellow.
His story is a little bit more com-
plicated. For you should not forget
that the setting, the plot, the
characters are terribly romantic.
Adventures, intrigues, free love
(very discreetly done), travels,
exotic countries, everything is
there. So we find our young hero
not knowing - who daddy and
mommy are.
And then, because evil is in the
world, and because young ptle
who are in love and want to get
married, and can't get married,
and finally elope, (follow?), our
hero takes off to Cuba, finds him-
self involved in the slave trading
business and goes to Africa. There
he wants to get money, power, and
prestige, and by now everybody is
given to understand at full length
that the man is sick, morally and
He regrets, he has remorses, he
wants to go back to Italy. He has
now become a very embittered
grownup man. He left a wife in
Italy, and he has no idea where
she is. He goes to Paris to settle
some business concerning his
grandfather's will . . . But the
tragic and brutal truth is revealed
to him: Napoleon has taken over.
And so Anthony Adverse goes to
America with his little son to find
peace of mind. So .. . the moral
of t;e story is: Advice to all from
a Daily subscriber who prefers to
remain anonymous. .. better reasl
-Christiane Angell

'A dverse'

Reaction to Goldwater Remarks

Affiliate View...
To the Editor:
IN GLANCING over the Wednes-
day edition of The Daily, I no-
tice that Steve Hendel has chosen
to take issue with a statement is-
sued by Jon and myself and has
extended it not only to the politi-
cal tenets of Senator Barry Gold-
water, but also to the entire phil-
osophy of the fraternity system
and to the effectiveness of the
Quadrangle system in combating
ideologies which are for the most
part. if I may be allowed to use
the word, un-American. Now, Steve
has every right to express these
views, but I think that perhaps
he is making a slight bit more of
our comment than was really in-
If Steve contends that the shoul-
dering of the responsibilities of
fraternity membership do not in
a four year period promote some
degree of brotherhood and indi-
viduality, then I personally feel he
is just a little off the track. Sure-
ly we have our problems in areas
of membership, selection, scholar-
ship, and all facets of student life;
a fair examination of fraternity
efforts, however, will show that
we are as interested and as active
in attempting to solve these as is
any other group.
I WOULD INVITE Steve, or any
student who is confused with the
practices or aims of affiliate
groups, to contact me in person so
that we might indulge in a bit
more meaningful -discussion than
the "Letters" column provides.
In closing, might I merely say
that fraternities are not intention-
ally following a path of unbridled
devotion to evil; we are here in
Ann Arbor, as is any other stu-
dent, for an education and simply
happen to prefer affiliate living.
Howard C. Mueller,'6iE
Executive Vice-President
Interfraternity Council
To the Editor:
SENATOR Goldwater's state-
ment that strong fraternity
systems destroy the Red menace
on campus is reminiscent of the
equally ridiculous statement of
Bill Stern , . . that strong football
spirit is the way to keep Com-
munism out of the minds of col-
lege kids. Obviously Goldwater
and Stern are referring to such
"hotbeds" as Harvard and Chi-
cago Universities which suffer
from a lack of fraternities and
football spirit.
Senator Goldwater, Mr. Trost
approving, feels that fraternity
qualities such as religion and
brotherhood are the elements
that combat Communism on cam-
pus. I suggest that these gentle-
men read a book authored by
their Sigma Chi frater (Fraterni-
ties Without Brotherhood, A. Mc-
Clung Lee, 1955) in which their
fraternity is characterized as hav-
ing narrow prejudicial ideas about
these two virtues. These fraternity
practices instead of comhtnttini,

To the Editor:
WE WERE deeply moved by loy-
al Barry Goldwater's pro-
found address to National Inter-
fraternity Conference. We feel
that it is the responsibility of
every loyal American to see that
fraternities are instituted in
every institution in America where
there are the impressionable
minds of youth, especially in the
growing hub of a disloyal, faith-
less and un-American generation
that is Harvard University. To
do this we have organized LAC-
REDUF-Loyal Americans Com-
mitted to the Responsibility of
Eradicating Disloyalty and Un-
Americanism with Fraternities.
Our first project is a petition to
the president of Harvard beseech-
ing him to salvage his institution
by instituting the loyal fraternity
system. We are asking that great
American mentioned above to be
the first to-sign. All those students
who are interested are asked to
watch for notice of an All Cam-
pus Mass Meeting.
Stuart D, Klipper
Charles F. Schmendrick
Dynamism.. .
To the Editor:
CANNOT AGREE 100 per cent
with Mr. Stuart's editorial of
Nov. 29. In fact, I would probably
be able to supply him with only
about 30 per cent of the answers
he believes correct to his "who
else" questions. As a further ob-
servation, I would add that if as
Mr. Stuart claims, "Washington
will seem a little less dynamic"
when Ike leaves then the Kennedy
administration will be in an awful
Nevertheless, I agree with the
saying, "give credit where credit is
due." Therefore, for the little
dynamism the Eisenhower admin-
istration has had I would like to
add my thanks to Mr. Stuart's, But
not to Ike. Instead to some of
the men who have been around
him and who have made what
energy the 'administration has
possessed possible.
My thanks to Charles Wilson.
Who else but he could have said,
"What is good for General Mo-
tors is good for the country?'
My thanks to Ezra Taft Ben-
son, Who else but he could have
kept storage costs up apd farm
income down?.I
My thanks to Sec. of the Treas-
ury Anderson and Ike's other eco-
nomic advisors. Who else could
have had recessions and inflation
at the same time?
Thanks to V.P. Nixon. Who else
but he could have waved his finger
in Nikita K.'s face and told him so
defiantly, "You may be ahead of
us in rocket thrust, but we're
ahead in color television?"
My thanks to Ike's caddy.
.* .
BUT MOST of all my thanks to
the present Assistant to the Pres-
ident William Persons and more
especially to his predecessor Sher-

Bicycles.. .
To the Editor:
IT SEEMS that the University
is intent upon denying the
student's rights in its dealings
concerning the picking up of bi-
cycles on campus. They have pur-
sued this policy of picking up
bicycles which are blocking en-
trances and are unlicensed with
an unfortunate lack of courtesy.
Recently, my bicycle was picked
up from a rack between Mason
and Natural Science because it
was unlicensed. When I called ,to
find out about getting it back,
it was intimated that I was dis-
honest and had probably stolen it,
It was an attitude of my being
guilty until proven innocent. My
case was not the only one like this
because the majority of the stu-
dents who came in .while I was
there were subjected to similar'
charges. This seems like a totally
unnecessary way to be treated
when there is no proof whatso-
ever that the charges are war-
ranted. Although we were wrong
about not having licenses, the ma-
jority of us were politely asking
for what was rightfully ours.
* *
I THEN LEARNED that the in-
tention was to keep my bicycle if
they didn't feel like turning it back
to me. This seems like an outland-
ish infringement on our rights. I
feel that the burden of proof lies
with the University that the bi-
cycle is stolen especially when
there is no concrete reason for
believing it is not legally the
claimants. I had made a legiti-
mate claim for my property and
had been told that they might
keep it. They turn back licensed
bicycles which might just as well.
have been stolen when they
weren't registered and then reg-
istered by the thief. This seems
like it is either high handed tac-
tics unbecoming the University or
it is a simple case of misuse of
power and fair play.
Also, it is a shame that the
University feels the need to utilize
needed space, personnel and mon-
ey for something which is not an
aspect of either the academic or
central business aspect of the Uni-,
To conclude, it seems that the
University should have better uses
for their personnel and equip-
ment, have shown an unfortunate
high handed attitude uncalled for
in the situation and unfortunately
continue with. this unnecessary
policy of retaining property right-
fully belonging to the claimant.
I object to being called dishonest
and object to the unbecoming
tactics which I have encountered
in this affair.
-Roger B. Burt, '61
Skeptic ..
To The Editor:
IN REFERENCE to the Twenty-
four Hour System of Enjoying
Life Without Clocks by Jean
Spencer apd Pat Golden, I would


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