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Regents Accept $418,000

Set Two-Party Elections
In City Council Races


development of a program in
The John Harper Seeley Foun-
dation of Chicago gave $6,000 for
research in obstetrics and gyne-
Three grants were accepted from
Parke, Davis and Company. One
of $4,500 was from the company's
Ann Arbor laboratories for the
continuation of aid to research
under the direction of Dr. John
M. Sheldon of the Medical School,
one was for surgical research un-
der the direction of Dr. Charles
Gardener Child III, and the third
was a $625 grant for a fellowship
in pharmacy.
The Regents accepted a total
of $3,525 from fifteen insurance
companies for the- Actuarial
Science Program. These grants
were made through the Develop-
ment Council.
The National Fund for Medical
Education gave $2,000 for medi-
cal research, and Babcok and Wil-
cos Company gave $1,900 as a
grant-in-aid for technical and en-
gineering education at the Uni-
The Ann Arbor News and State
Journal (Lansing) gave a total of
$1,840 for University Press Club
Foreign Journalism Fellowships.
Various donors gave $506.50 to
establish the Harry H. Goode
Memorial Loan Fund in Engineer-
The American Society for Me-
tals Foundation for Education and
Research gave $500 for an under-
graduate scholarship in metal-
The Regents also accepted the
gift of a series of 54 Graeco-
Roman, Coptic and Islamic anti-
quites from Egypt from President
Emeritus Alexander G. Ruthven
and Mrs. Ruthven.
Union, League
Complete Plan
For Weekend
Plans for a weekend of skiing,
sponsored by the Men's Union and
Women's League, will be discussed
at 7:30 p.m. tonight at a mass
meeting in Rm. 3S of the Michi-
gan Union.
The trip will begin Feb. 10 be-
tween 1 and 2 p.m. when skiers
will board University buses for
Holiday Hills in Traverse City,
David Baron, '62E, Union social
committee chairman, announced
The ski package includes trans-
portation to and from the Univer-
sity, lodging for Friday and Sat-
urday nights, four meals, ski
tows for Friday night, all day Sat-
urday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to
dusk, and a dance on Saturday
in the lodge.
Payments may be made at the
mass meeting tonight or at the
undergraduate ofice in the Mich-
igan League, Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The
deadline for payments is Jan. 18.

C/ne pta iLd4

There will be two-party races
in all wards in the April 3 City
Council election, and both par-
ties will need a primary in the
first ward on February 20.
The completion of petition filing
on Monday showed two-way races
in the second, fourth, and fifth
wards, and a woman running
against an incumbent for mayor.
In the first ward E. C. Roberts
III is opposing Harry K. Remnant
in the Republican primary' for the
seat resigned by Harold J. Mc-
Kercher, a member of the all-
GOP City Council. In the Demo-
cratic primary, Wallace W. Frank-
lin will run against Lynn W. Eley.
Seeks Resigned Seat
Meeting in the general election
from the second ward will be
Republican William E. Bandemer
and Mrs. Shata Ling, a Demo-
crat. They seek the seat resigned
by Mrs. Florence R. Crane.
The third ward race finds in-
cumbent Henry V. Aquinto, mayor
pro-tem, opposed by. the Demo-
crats' John W. Conlin, Jr.
George A. Keebler, a retiring
member of the council from the
fourth ward, will be watching with
interest the race between Republi-
can Richard G. Walterhouse and
Democrat Richard L. Kennedy.
Lough Challenges
In the fifth ward, incumbent
Bent F. Nielsen is being challenged
by Thomas S. Lough for the

Democrats. Another Democratic
hopeful, Ellis Fondrem, died of
a heart attack in December.
Mrs. Ling, Lough, and Kennedy,
were the last three candidates"to
file. Mrs. Ling, founder and
executive director of the Senior
Citizens Guild, seeks her first
public ofice.
Lough and Kennedy, both Uni-
versity graduates, rapped Ann Ar-
bor's one-party government in in-
troductory statements; Lough call-
ed it "an unhealthy situation" and
criticized Nielsen's representation
of the fifth ward, particularly on,
the building of the new North-
belt thruway.
Kennedy said, "our one-party
city goverliment is turning into
idle government" and felt that,
not enough is being done to keep
Ann Arbor from becoming just
another Detroit suburp.
There are five Republican coun-
cil members not up for election
this year.
Browne Cancels
Lecture on Drama
The lecture, "Drama as the Ve-
hicle of Religion," scheduled for
4:15 p.m. today in Aud. A, An-
gell Hall, has been cancelled.
The lecturer, Prof. E. Martin
Browne of New York's Union
Theological seminary, is ill.



Thursday and Friday-GREED

Saturday and Sunday-

*, dies recently


Dies Here
Leigh J. Young, professor emer-
itus of silviculture and mayor of
Ann Arbor from 1941 to 1945 died
Dec. 24 in St. Joseph Hospital,
Ann Arbor.
Prof. Young had taught at the
University from 1911 until his re-
tirement in 1953, with the ex-
ception of ten months in 1927
when he served as state Director
of Conservation.
He was instrumental in the
early development of the forestry
department, especially in the ac-
quisition and development of nur-
sery and forest properties, includ-
ing the Saginaw Forest, Eber
White Woods and Stinchfield
He was past chairman of the
Ohio Valley Section of the So-
ciety of American Foresters, and
a former president of the Michi-
gan Academy of Science, Arts and
In a civic capacity, he was al-
derman from 1930 to 1937 and
president of the City Council from
1937 to 1941 before his election as
Memorial services will be held
at 4 p.m. tomorrow at St. An-
drew's Episcopal Church. Contri-
butions can be made to the alumni
fund of the Society of Les Voy-
Prof. Young is survived by his,
wife, three children and 12

by Thomas S. Lough for the Theological Seminary, is Ill.


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will present







In 1958 more than 100 film
historians from 20-odd coun-
tries were assembled in Brus-
sels and compiled a list of the
"12 Best Films of All Time."
Greed, which Cinema Guild is
showing Thursday and Friday,
is no. 6 on the list. But unlike
all the other 11 entries, Greed
exists as a terribly incomplete
work, one from which its cre-
ator drew off in disgust, a
truncated fragment, a cine-
matic Venus de Milo that has
not only lost its arms but been
terribly disfigured by editorial
attempts at restoration. What
we have, indeed, is a pathetic
memorial to a genius who
steadfastly refused through his
dying day, to have any connec-
tion with the film that is con-
sidered "no. 6 of - all time."
The American audience
knows Von Stroheim as the
Prussian-type officer in films
ranging over three decades.
His career as an actor reached
its zenith in Grand Illusion;
but much more recently he put
in a memorable performance
in Sunset Boulevard, as the dis-
carded lover and servant of
Gloria Swanson.
As a director, Von Stroheim
was a discovery of the 1920's
and never in that capacity out-
lasted the period. Blind Hus-
bands, Foolish Wives were typi-
cal of his work - studies of
meaningless sexual bonds that
Implied a commercialization of
what should have been tender
and intimate relationships. Of
his films of the 1920's, Lewis
Jacobs has written:.."They pro-
mulgated the belief that women
have a right to love after mar-
riage and that, if husbands are
indifferent, those husbands can-
not blame their wives for seek-
ing attention elsewhere." These
"advanced" views appealed to a
public with a growing appetite
for sophisticated fare, while the
critics praised his psychologi-
cal realism and compositorial
skill. Von Stroheim seemed des-
tined for a long career as a di-
rector of the Continental type
then being lured to Hollywood
by advantageous offers. There
were, however, murmurs about
his autocratic methods and his
extravagance; and his fourth
picture, The Merry Widow,
was taken away from him by
Universal and completed by
Rupert Julian.*
In 1923 the newly-formed
MGM decided to make a bid
for attention by giving von
Stroheim carte blanche in ma-
ing a film. He chose Frank Nor-
ris's novel McTeague, a marked
departure from his earlier ma-
terial, for the Norris story, a
landmark of American natural-
ism, is a grim and sordid study
of character degeneration in a
money-mad culture. With his
passion, for exactitude, von
Stroheim took the cast to San
Francisco, the'setting for most
of the novel, where he co-
mandeered whole blocks of
houses, demolishing whenever
he felt it necessary, and in at
least one case, tying up the
city's traffic to obtain an effect-
ive sequence. For the final
scenes, in Death Valley, the un-
fortunate actors were taken to
Death Valley, where life, ac-
cording to Jean Hersholt, al-
most copies art by threatening
annihilation. MGM. was ap-

palled by the cost in money, and
the studio's feelings were not
mollified when von Stroheim
proudly presented them with
his finished product, a picture
ten hours long. He recommend-
ed that they release it in two
five-hour parts. MGM refused
to consider 'such an idea. After
A futile effort at compromise, in
which von Stroheim cut the

The truth appears to be that
even though orrbly mutilated
by the demands of Hoflywood
commercialism, Greed is a com-
manding work in which even
isolated scenes are stamped with
a distinctive character, the
mark of an artist with a clear
inner vision, for whom there
was seldom enough time and
never enough m-on e y. The
charge levelled at von Stroheim
is megolomania. He was cer-
tainly not interested in com-
mercial success, which would
have been his for the asking;
he had only to rein his ideas
and direct smooth ironies to
have had as successful a ca-
reer as von Sternberg or Lu-
bitsch. After Greed he complet-
ed two films and started two
others, which were taken away
from him. That was his end as
a director; from then on, we
saw him only as an actor, gen-
erally in minor roles. He elt
bitter about Greed because it.
was the one film he made where
there was no compromise, and
he probably thought that it
would have made its way, if it
had been given its chance, like
Griffith's equally revolutionary
Birth of a Nation (1915). But
he was doubly hampered-not
only because he didn't own the
film was he unable to control
what other people would do to it,
but he was an expressionist art-
ist from belief, not creed The
brutal film he made, abetted
by brilliant performances from
the cast, would not have had a,
success in 1924, had MGM been
Sovietkino, though some might
argue that the latter would
have gone along a little farter
with the idea. But the end re-
suit would not have been that
different. Society has its toler-
ance for the artist, sometimes
its warm acceptance;hutne-
er, when the artist works. in a
popular medium, may social ar-.
rangements be challenged. The
artist does so, as von Stroheiu-
did, at his own risk.
During the war, the film ver-
sion of Steinbeck's The Moon
is Down alienated its audience
because it sympathetically por-
trayed, an intelligent and des-
perately lonely German soldier
in Norway. it was inevitable
that after World War II Ameri-;
can and European moviemakers
would again focus their camerae
on particular Germans an
,Nazis instead of their war-time
stereotypes, but it was a dec-
ade or more before film akers
felt audiences were calm enoughF
toa digest this provocative and.
still controversial subject mat-
ter. The Last Bridge, our fea-
ture Saturday and Sunday, was
one of the first post-war films
which focussed on the individ-
The movie is dominated by
Maria Schell, who plays br.
Helga Reinback, a sincere and
confirmed German nationalist
serving in a German hospital
in the Balkans. Kidnapped by a
band of Yugoslav Partisans, Dr.
Reinbeck is given the choice of
healing the enemy wounded or
death. For Helga it is really a
choice between humanity and
country. Her medical training
demands that she choose hu-
manity, her patriotism forbids
it. "I always believed," the Par.
tisan chief tells her, "that to a
doctor, wounded enemies are al-
so human beings." But Helga

knows that if she heals the Par-
tisans they are going to kill her
own countrymen. Whatever her
decision, tragedy seems inevit-

Friday, Jan. 6, 1961

B ud-Mor

NO ADMISSION CHARGE. Offering will be taken.


Auspices Wesley Foundation
Henry MAtarTin Loud Lecture Committee


TODAY 4:10 P.M.

Dept. of Speech


A Hopwood Award-Winning Script

Trueblood Auditorium

Frieze Building

No Admission Charge





NO 2-6264 Now!
-National Board of Review
ff, 61) fAff 5111
Deborah Kerr
won the New Yc
Film Critics Awci
for her
performance in
"The Sundowner
F\.Robert Mitchum,
named "Actor
of the Year"
for his
performance in
"The Sundowne
by the National
GL YNI JOHNS Board of Review
ULI I ~ll ,


Plays of Strindberg, lonesco, Synge
Original works by Moonyean, with
choreography by Sandra Bader, music
by Alain Giraud and Gordon Mumma


Fri. and Sat.

8:30 P.M.

First Unitarian Church, 1917 Washtenaw
Admission $1.25 DAC Members 75c
Tickets on sale at Marshall's Book Shop
and at the door


ELIZABETH TAYLOR "Butterfield 8"



TONIGHT and Tomorrow at 7 and 9 SATURDAY and SUNDAY at 7 and 9
Erich von Stroheim's I g "THE LAST R


Maria Schell's penetrating
sight into the torture of divic
loyalties and herrrich act
ability achieve for Dr. He
Reinbeck the rare film distil
tinn of hceinir a fuill-bhlooded a


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