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"On To The Old OLD Frontier"




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Movie Sheds Light
On Girls of theNight

ANYONE INTERESTED in obtaining moderately authentic, albeit
expurgated, glimpse into the life of all call girl should be interested'
in the movie at the State Theatre, "Girl of the Night."
Anne Francis, as Robin Williams, Call Girl, is properly con-
fused, frightened, and insecure. Her "procurer," Larry, is played
-- at times a bit broadly - by John Kerr, who has come a long
way from "Tea and Sympathy." The other main character is the
Doctor, (not M.D., but Psych. D.), soberly played by Lloyd Nolan.
THE PLOT IS set in motion when Robin comes home from a
"date," obviously shaken up and distrait. The solicitous cabby takes


her to a doctor in her apartment
building, and the doctor turns out
to be a psychologist. He offers to
call an M.D. for her, but she re-
Before she leaves, however, the
Doctor has sensed that something
more than physical pain is at the
root f her troubles, and he offers
to help her in his own psycholo-
gical way. She shrugs it off then,
but the next morning she appears
in his office, and -e takes her on
as a patient.-
* * *.
THE FILM DOES its best to
point out that the life of a call
girl is not all glamorous - in fact,
almost no part of it is, if you
discount the expensive clothes.,
It attempts to indicate, mostly
through Robin's remarks to the
psychologist rather than through
visual means, the strange kind of
apathy with which the call girl
must arm herself before she goes
out for her night's work.
The story is based on an actual,
factual survey of the profession,
but it would seem that the charac-
ter of Robin Williams is too much
a composite, from the background
of rejection by parents, so that she
is desperately in need of real love
and effection, to the. symbiotic
relationship with her procurer,,
who is also typical of his ilk,.
* * *
SOMETIMES .the character de-
velopme~rt is a little to pat -
Larry is just a shade too weak
too greasy, to be believable, al-
though that may be what amakes
him a success at his trade. Robin's
traumatic crises and her eventual
rehabilitation are also just a little
too predictable.
Subsidiary roles are well-handl-
ed: that of Rowena, the madam,;
a girl of the night grown old, and
her kept gentleman, a dapper
Britisher named "swagger." The
photography is excellent black-
and-white; the movie offers a good
chance to hiss a real villain if
you're more interested in the moral

Ctar ri e sOn
IN THE LAST few years British
film producers have had ,great
success, both artistically and fi-
nancially, by exporting to the
United States a succession of slick,
sophisticated comedies.
Earlier this year, however, with
their eyes cost pn the U.S. enter-
tainment dollar (ah, the gold
problem) the English producing
team. of Nat Cohen, Steve Levy
and Peter Rodgers brought 'to
these shores a 1957 comedy.
This film, a series of vignettes
replete with innuendoes, double
entendres, low comedy situations
and plain old slapstick, was one
the top box office hits of the ye r.
S' * *
UNLIKIE ITS predecessor this
one has somewhat of a plot and
considerably less material of a
suggestive nature. As a result "Car-
ry on Sergeant" is neither as fun-
ny or entertaining as the first of
the series.
The same crew of players have
forsaken their beds and bed pans
in exchange for the paraphernalia
of war.
The plot is very familiar. The
camera traces the trials and trib-
ulations of a platoon -of National
Servicemen as it works its way
through ten weeks of basic train-

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Stevenson Called 'Good Choice'

Associated Press News Analyst
rfE E PROSPECT of Adlai Stev-
enson coming to the United
Nations as United States ambassa-
dor recalls an almost forgotten
chapter in the life of the former
Democratic standard bearer.
For almost three years, during
the Truman administration, Stev-
enson served as a delegate to in-
ternational conferences, including
the first two sessions of the UN
General Assembly inr 1946 and
Veteran United Nations diplo-
mats remember him as an im-
portant figure at 'the 1945 San
Francisco conference which draft-
ed the UN charter and at the
London meeting of the prepara-
tory commission which forged the
structure of the world organiza-
At the charter conference, he
was a special assistant to Secre-
tary of State Edward Stettinius.
One o fihis duties was to conduct
background briefings for the press.
In London he headed the United
States delegation on the prepara-
tory commission when Stettiiius
became ill and could not attend.
eral Trygve Lie, In his memoirs,
recalls Stevenson's activities in
those early days. It was Stevenson,
Lie disclosed, who first suggested
that Lie be a candidate for the
presidency of the first General
Assembly session. And later Lie
said Stevenson came to him "with
his customary gentility" and ex-
pressed regret when Lie was de-
feated by Belgium's Panl-Henri
Lie also reported that he twice
offered Stevenson a job as assist-
ant Secretary-General, once in
1946 and again in 1947, but that
Stevenson turned down both of-
On still another occasion, Lie
recounted, the name of Dwight D.
Eisenhower was suggested by Brit-
ain's Philip Noel-Baker for the new
post of UN Secretary-General. It
fell to Stevenson to announce that
the United States did not want an
American to have the job and
that Eisenhower was not a candi-
When the preparatory commis-
sion was considering a site for
permanent UN headquarters, Stev-
enson made it clear that the Unit-
ed States delegation would follow
a hands-off policy on locating the
headquarters in the United States.
But, he said, the United States
would welcome the United Nations
if it decided to come here.
As an alternate delegate to the
first and second sessions of the
General Assembly, Stevenson's
work was less spectacular. He was
assigned specially to the legal com-
mittee which produced but little
news, but which was deeply in-
volved in international law.
* 4. 4.
HIS LAST UN assignment end-
ed 13 years ago, but he has visited
UN headquarters a few times since
then. Lie tells of one of these
visits in his memoirs.
Liek had arranged a luncheon for
about twenty persons including
Vice-President Alben W. Barkley,
Mrs. Barkley and Stevenson. The

work scraping gravy from the sec-
ond lady with our table knives."
The incident ended happily when
someone hurriedly appeared with
Mrs. Barkley's fur coat and cov-
ered her gravy-stained clothing.
* * *
had been offered the UN post by
President-electJohn F. Kennedy
was well received by diplomats,
some of whom had known him in
the founding days and some who
had known him later as a political
One delegate who worked with

Stevenson at San Francisco said:
"The United States is fortunate
indeed to have a man with his
ability for negotiations, his skill
in handling ideas, and words. It
will be interesting to see how he
copes with the Russians."
Indian Defense Minister V. K.
Krishna Menon remarked that
Stevenson certainly was a man
who commanded wide respect here.
One of the relative newcomers
to the United Nations, Ambassa-
dor Alex Guaison-Sackey of Gha-
na, said Kennedy's choice was
"good, very good indeed."

WHETHER "Carry on Sergean
fails because of its own weak ma
terial or from its failure to live t
to the standards of "Carry C
Nurse" is hard to say. Nonetheles
we shall hear from Cohen, Lev
and Rodgers again. Home in jol
old England they already hav
three more "Carry On" movies i
the can and ready for export.
-Harold Applebaum



Documentation On Algerian Conditions

To the Editor:
Carduner's letter in the Mich-
igan Daily and to note his objec-
tive viewpoint. However, there are
certain points which I think
should be clarified.
1) Mr. Carduner questions my
statement that there are 800,000
people in the French army in Al-
geria. It is possible that he has
forgotten the Air Force, Para-
troops and the local police. France
has never given official figures on
its total armed forces in Algeria.
Even though there is no question
about the "500,000 soldiers in Al-
geria, it is still significant that
130,000 Algerian soldiers have
been able to prevent these troops
from subduing the revolution.
2) Concerning education in Al-
geria, Mr. Carduner stated that
the percentage of scholarization
is different in the case of French
children and Algerian children. I
would like to elucidate this point,
The French population in Algeria
is 10 per cent of the total, but
In school only 10 per cent of the
students are Algerians Actually
there are only 5,000 Algerian stu-
dents in total. 2,000 of these are
studying in Algeria and France
and the other 3,000 are studying
in universities throughout the
world with the help of FLN and
friendly countries. More than 80
per cent of the Algerian people
are illiterate. Mr. Carduner con-
tinues by saying that the fact that
I, myself, am educated disproves
my statement concerning the il-
literacy in Algeria. The truth is
that I am the only one in a fam-
ily of 14 children who can read.
My parents are also illiterate,
* * *
3) HAVING LIVED under the
conditions which exist in Algeria,
I feel more qualified than Mr.
Carduner, who has never been to
Algeria, to say that a war of ex-
termination does exist there. 1,-
000,000 Algerians have been kill-
ed. In addition, there are many
people in concentration camps
and prisons. Many families have
been broken up and deprived of
their belongings. In spite of all
this, the Algerian people have con-
tinued to resist the oppression.
This resistance has led the French
government to develop one of the
most perfect forms of genocide:
concentration camps. One-fifth of

tinuing this operation." Le Monde,
April 14. 1959. March, 1960-2.-
000,000 people in concentration
camps. Mr. Lelouvrier himself ad-
mitted that there were 1,250,000.
He acknowledged this fact at the
meeting concerning the Constan-
tine Plan on March 31, 1960. Also,
the French press announced that
there were 1,500,000 people in these
camps without counting the
"clandestine camps."
"There are 1,500,000 people
from the Tunisian frontier to the
Moroccan frontier, men, women,
and children, who had to abandon
their homes." France-Soir, April
14, 1960. 2,000,000 human beings,
primarily women and children,
suffering a slow death.
particularly miserable camp holds
900 children out of a total of 1,-
200 people. In one case which is
more typical of the camps, there
are 550 children under 15 years of
age out of 1,000 people. Among
adults the number of men rarely
exceeds 40 per cent and sometimes
it is considerably lower than this
figure." Mr. Delouvrier's Report.
The Cold. "I have seen children
whose tibia and fibula (leg bones)
can be seen clearly under their
skin; children suffering from rick-,
ets, malaria, for whom there is
no quinine, and who, trembling
with fever, are sleeping on the
ground without coverings. I have
visited camps where there is not
a single blanket or even some-
times only one blanket for 13 peo-
ple in a tent."-From the Notes
of Pastor Jacques Beaumont, Oc-
tober 14-15, 1959. "Imagine Eu-
ropeans here under the same con-
ditions during the winter in this
cold with the wind and the mud;'
you would see them dying like
flies.' - France-Soir, April 16,
1960. The Famine. "I saw in one
camp five children who were prac-
tically dying of hunger, another
child whose mother told me, He
is going to die,' and about whom
the medical attendant said, with
tears in his eyes, 'There is not'h-
ing more that can be done ...
From the Notes of Pastor Jacques
Beaumont, October 14-15, 1959.
"Do you know that a certain
number of these people are reduc-
ed to eating grass because the
vital food had to be cut off."
Cardinal Gerlier, Article which ap-
peared in Le Monde, March 19,

whom there is no more medicine'
. (Report of Mr. Rodhain,
April, 1959). ". . . women and
children dying from lack of care
." (Notes of Pastor Jacques
Such is the tragic situation of
these people.
Indignant world opinion, num-
erous messages, calls and resolu-
tions from religious authorities,
from congresses and international
conferences has had little effect
on the behavior of the French
* * *
this one signed by seven English
diplomats concerning the concen-
tration camps:
"We, the undersigned, feel very
strongly the necessity of an in-
ternational commission under the
auspices of. the united Nations to
investigate the state of things. We
are sending out a call in the name
of humanity to the British gov-
ernment to intervene at the Unit-
ed Nations while there is still
time, and to call for an immedi-
ate investigation."-Appeal which
appeared in the Manchester,
I don't feel that it is necessary
to remind you of the torture that
people must endure under such
conditions. However; I would like
to quote the opinion of Henry Al-
leg, author of the book,. "The
Question," a French Algerian who
has survived a period of some of
the most exacting forms of tor-
ture ever employed.
"All this, I have had to say for
those Frenchmen who will read
me. I want them to know that the
Algerians do not confuse their
torturers with the great people of
France, from whom they have
learned so much and whose.
friendship is so dear to them. But
they must know what is being done
IN THEIR NAME." Henri Aleg,
'"The Question." (This book can
be found in the University Under-
-Nur-El-Din Ait Laosslne
To the Editor:
ON DEC. 10 the Daily published
a letter from Mr. Robert I.
Crane and Mr.- Arnold S. Kaufmnan
which told of the plight of Mr.,
and Mrs. James Gabrielle of New

that checks may be mailed to Dr.
Crane and Dr. Kaufman at the
Departments of History and Phi-
losophy, respectively.
The checks will be forwarded to
Mr. and Mrs. Gabrielle on Satur-
day, December 17.
-Wallace H. Wilson, Grad
To the Editor:
UNDERSTAND from a very re-
liable source (The New York
Times-Dec. 9) that Senator Bar-
ry Goldwater has suggested that
we do away with foreign, aid, since,
in his view, we have not been get-,
ting any results by pursuing our
present policy.
First let me applaud this highly
"constructive suggestion" which
should not leave us in utter de-
spair as to how to win the current
ideological battle. Why not use
the funds that would otherwise be
employed in the sterile area of
foreign aid to erect bigger, better,
and more glorious fraternity
houses as sure strongholds against
communism and other nakty
-Julie Newmam, 61
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