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Tuesday, May 27, 1969




I saw, what you did-

but why did


By LORNA CHEROT matter-of-factly - as a means
What causes a Richard Speck of venting his inner frustration?
or a Frank DeSalvo? How do Is it because of too much love or
tliey differ from a James Earl too little? To what degree is the
Ray or a Sirhan Sirhan? What deviant a product of his envir-
is. t h e biological, psychological onment? Or is he predetermined
'and sociological malre-up of the at birth by chromosomal count?
"deviant" - and where does the These are t h e plaguing ques-
boundary of one stop, and that tions that Twisted Nerve, now
of another take over? at the State, forces into t h e
What drives a person to kill mind.
- consciouslessly, guiltlessly, T h e Boulting Brothers pro-
{M gs stimultes,
prwovoke asbwd
The Magus, nw playing at the Campus, is a mirage whose
meaning is and yet isn't apparent. Its a gimmicky dreamworld
sharing an undefined boundary with a bitter reality on which it
tries to comment.
An adaptation of a novel by John Fowles, The Magus is sus-
penseful enough to hold the viewer's interest through a bewildering
series of changing scenes and bizzare surrealistic encounters.
Anthony Quinn performs adequately in a role for once more
cerebral than sensual. He portrays Conscius, an existentialist mil-
lionaire in a dream castle on the Aegean. Haunted by ghosts from
the past, Conscius has withdrawn totally from his former life to
manufacture his own reality or absurd semblance thereof. Quinn
is also the Magus, or magician, one of the many masks he dons
throughout the movie. ,
i. At his Aegean retreat, Quinn directs a company of "method
actors" who "play for no audience but for themselves." They change
roles and costumes with great rapidity in a mystic effort to analyze
life from another perspective,
Michael Caine is the lost, young Englishman who claims to
have "everything it takes to be a poet except poems." However, his
vanity and selfishness are more reminiscent of Alfie. His poetic
sensitivity seems strictly confined to his own feelings.
Caine abandons the air hostess who loves him in favor of
Conscius' hideaway. There he is alternately amused, bemused, tor-
rmented, demented and enlightened by his eccentric millionaire-
priest of the occult-psychiatrist-actor-director-philosopher host.
Finally he seizes on Conscius' gospel and seemingly embraces it.
Thy story is rife with foreshadowing and symbolism; ominous
poems, exotic statues and a glass paperweight which turns up in the
most unlikely places. However, despite this barrage of helpful hints,
the viewer is impeded from seizing on the kernel of truth, or
quasi-truth which the film expounds.
The viewer can grasp an apparent message, as differentiated
from the actual message. Some of the symbolism hits him over the
head with it. Whether this message is lucid enough to digest and
whether all the action and gimmickry in the movie explains it with-
oit any contradiction is a different question. The parallel between
Conscius' tormented past and Caine's twisted present is difficult
to follow and insufficiently explained.
However, Magus may leave itself an out. After all, Conscius
answers Caine's demands for "the truth" with the Socratic ques-
tion, "but what is the truth?"'
But, even total absence of meaning is not consistently pre-
sented through all the imagery and dialogue. The movie is too
murky to present a consistent depiction of murkiness. The viewer
must inevitably leave the theatre scratching his head and ponder-
ing more than one possible meaning.
The .movie's complicated surrealism is its greatest strength and
greatest weakness.. It'si provocative, ,original and stimulating but
tends to be excessive and blunts the film's total impact. More sim-
plicity and less folderol could have produced more credibility, bet-
ter appreciation and easier digestion.
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u do it?
duction does not attempt to an-
swer these questions - nor does
it pretend to. It presents both
possibilities, the hereditary and
the environmental, to the au-
dience, and lets them decide.
Martin's mother, whose first
child was a Mongoloid, is so
thankful that her second child
is normal that she still bathes
him and feeds him in bed - ev-
en though Martin is 22 years
The film is sporadically inter-
spersed with scenes of the men-
tal hospital where Martin's
brother is kept. Physicians lec-
ture on the complexities of the
chromosomes and the conse-
quences involved when there is
an extra one, one missing or a
damaged one..
Hywel Bennett gives an ex-
ceptional performance as Mar-
tin "Georgie" Dunley, the child/
man who loves, yet cannot love;
who is loved, yet does not feel
loved; whose only expression of
himself is violent destruction of
those w h o m he believes frus-
trates him.
Hywel Bennett's facial con-
tortions and sensitive expression
as his personality alternates
from man to child, as he strug-
gles to find himself, are moving
gestures of a young man caught
up in a physical identity crisis.
Hayley Mills, who can't seem
to break away from these
sweetness and niceness roles -
b u t since she is sufficient in
them so be it - is good as Su
san Harper, the subject of
"Georgie's" (Martin's) atten-
Tenseness in Twisted Nerve,
as in all films of this caliber, is
reliant on "why did he do it" -
was it because Georgie was ov-
erloved and pampered by Mum-
my, or was it because Martin
had 47 chromosomes and t h e
47th made Georgie - and on
split second timing between the
final horrendous deed and the
just-in-time arrival of the po-
lice (in this instance the bob-
If Twisted Nerve fails to re-
s o 1 v e the differences be-
tween the biological and beha-
vorial sciences, its final scene
does serve to act as a remind-
er of the urgency with which
science must act to find the an-
swer to the disturbing question.
Is the "deviant" like Speck and
DeSalvo to be treated as crim-
inals, or as a human being in
need of medical and scientific
As the film ends, we s e e a
sheared Georgie, head against
the wall, vacant-eyed, mastur-
bating in his cell, like the bored
monkeys in t h e zoo, chanting
Susan, which echos throughout
the metal bars. No one hears
him: the "nutter" is put away.
Poetry reading
set tonight
A free poetry reading is
scheduled for 7:30 tonight at
Canterbury House with Diane
Di Prima and other artists read-
ing their own works.
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WCC blacks holding
awareness week'

extra fund's to

"We propose to relate a total
spectrum of the black experience
in America through the cultur-
al events we present and the
message of our speakers," says
a spokesman of the Black Stu-
dent Union of Washtenaw
Community College.
The Union is presenting "This
House is not Divided," a series
of lectures and discussions, plus
a poetry reading and dance
The program is running all
this week at the community
college, which is located on"
Clark Rd. in Ypsilanti. Most
events are scheduled for the
College Hall Auditorium.
Tomorrow at 7 p.m. Milton
Henry and Charles Thomas will
speak on black affairs. Henry is
chairman of New Africa, a mili-
tant black separatist organiza-
tion. The Republic of New Af-
rica advocatesbthesettlement of
American blacks in five South-
ern states.
Henry was inside Detroit's New
Bethel Church when police en-
tered the church following a
shoot-out outside with black
militants which led to the con-
troversy over Recorder's Court
Judge George Crockett's re-
lease of some of those arrested.
The RNA was meeting in the
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Charles Thomas is a local
black community leader.
On Thursday afternoon Bob
Ballard will speak on black his-
tory. Also featured are a "mus-
ical reflection of the black ex-
perience," and an African danc-
ing troupe. Later a black group
called the Street Theatre will
present "The Baptism" by Leroi

City Council commits

In a special session last night,
City Council made a commitment
to appropriate approximately
$18,374 "as needed" for five accel-
erated human relations programs
of the Human Relations Com-
Council also unanimously, ap-
proved the $2,744,957 contract
signed between the city of Ann
'Arbor and Sharp Constructiorr Co.,

I Inc. of Flint for the construction,
of 151 low income housing units
on nine different sites throughout
the city.
Housing commission officials
and assistant city attorney John
Etter today will take the contract
to Chicago for the approval and
signature of representatives of the
Department of Housing and Ur-
ban Development, the agency
funding most of the program.
The $18,734 council has prom-


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Tuesday, May 27
The Initial Management of the Acute-
ly Ill or Injured Patient Seminar -
General Session, D o w Auditorium,
Towsiey Center for Continuing Medical
Education, 8:30 a.m.
History Department and the Center
for Near Eastern a n d North African
Studies Lectures - P r o f. C. E. Bos-
worth, Department of Near Eastern
Studies, University of Manchester,
"Rogues and Beggers in Medieval Is-
lam," Rackham Assembly Hall, 4:10 p.m.
Regents' Meeting: June 20. Communi-
cations for consideration at this meet-
ing must be in the President's hands
no later than June 5.
Social Sciences in Education. Title IV
Fellowships in education are available
for students who have an undergradu-
ate major in a social science. Applicants
should have an interest in the appli-
cation of social science concepts to the
study of education. Interested persons
should cofitact: Professor Byron G.
Massialas, R o q m 3021 University High
School, 764-9208.
Doctoral Exams-
"Doctoral Examination f o r: Conrad
Derrall Johnson, Philosophy, Disserta-
tion: "The Use of Fundamental Norm
Theories in Distinguishing Between the
Legal and Non-Legal," on Tuesday, May
27 at 4:00 p.m. in 2209 Angell H a ll,
Chairman; R. B. Brandt.
3200 S.A.B.
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Jones. The afternoon activities V L J iV IIU U L
will run from 2-5 p.m. t
At 7 p.m. Thursday Ken ,
Cockrel, a radical black lawyer :l '
dedicated to keeping revolution- '.- 1tr'Vers 08 on
ary leaders out of jail, will . . t
speak. Cockrel also represents By NADINE; COHODAS . i
DRUM, or Dodge Revolution- a
ary Union Movement, as asso- During audience time at last night's City Council meeting, nearly e
ciation of black workers at a 20 people spoke for and against the continuation of free rock concerts f
Dodge plant in the Detroit area, in West Park or other city parks.'
The Rev. Cole, will also speak.
Cole is 'described by the WCC The exact location of next week's concert has not been deter-
BSU as a "dedicated person mined, however. Members of Trans-Love Energies, the sponsors of the
who has moved from militancy concerts, have been meeting with Assistant City Administrator Don
to activism," Cole has originated Borut to work a viable solution for future events.
a pictorial display of black his- ,The concert will either be in Gallup Park or in the Arboretum. c
tory. Before agreeing to move from West Park, however, concert sponsors
Jack W. White is also sched- have .indicated they expect the city to provide ample electrical t
White represents the Washts- equipment in good condition (the generator failed twice Sunday) 9
naw Community College Human and some sort of free publicity prior to the event. t
Relations Forum and will speak Each side had its own gallery of supporters last' night, and at
on "The Polarization of Black one point, Mayor Robert Harris was forced to reprimand the audiencew
andWhite Students on Cam- for applauding while Skip Taube, a spokesman for Trans-Love Ener- t
pus." gies was speaking.
The WCC nursery will be g st est aekhgs n
selling pastries through the Most West Park area residents opposing the concerts were not t
week. in favor of eliminating them altogether. Instead they recommended c
Some restrictions on the noise of the bands and motorcycles and on s
>::::::. .:.:::>".. concert goers who tear up lawns. s
One mother also voiced her objection to the allegedly obscene t
pamphlets which were distributed throughout' the., afternoon, ni
Simon Klein of 3,09 Maple Ridge, a street near West Park, said 3
'i^:;:;.;:.as##.'i*iC}}::{vi ^?%C: :";:'i^}i{:.", r:;:":"}:" the. noise was so loud ''were my 15-year-old son at home, I would
please call 764-7460 for complete infor- have told him to turn off his record player," Klein added that somem
mation and application procedures: people were talking about having the concerts every week in West m
Woodcroftery Shops, I n c., N. Y. - Park. "That's just too much," he said. e
Asst. Sales Mgr., nationwide travel.
Harper and Row Publishers, nation- The majority of last'night's speakers, however, were in favor of C
wide positions - college Traveler, call- the concerts, and 'indicated to council the need for recognizing the B
ing on faculty, half sales and editorial, "new culture" and the "revolution" which they claim is currently b
travel about 1 /3 of the time.
Local Organization - Social Worker seeping into the city. a
in adoption, BA, some group work x- Taube said it was "a great thing" that thousands of people got D
CbaCorporation, $ummit, N. H. together for Sunday's event. He said he could see nothing wrong'with P
MIanuf. Pharmacists, BS, both new "having ,a good time, drinking beer, making love, or taking dope which
grads and alumni.
Local Radio Station - Sales represen- don't bother nobody.A
tative. call on merchants to sell radio Taube and several other concert enthusiasts recommended toj
t i m e, BA pref in speech-radio-TV, no council that itJ abolish the law against drinking beer in the park.
exper necess.tb
Cenitral Bank of 'Trinidad and Toba- "Beer is an American tradition," Taube said. Si
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ised to\give HRC will be used to
fund the Summer Youth Employ-
ment Program, the Child Care
Center, the Emergency Housing
Program, The Community Cen-
ter Day Camp and United Fund
HRC had received nearly $40,000
in unearmarked funds and had a
$19,000 carryover from last year
for these programs. However; the
c o m m i s s i o n was substantially
lacking in funds, especially to re-
pen the Community Center Day
In a brief special session before
he Council meeting, members of
the Housing Commission signed
.he contract with Sharp Co.
The ontract for the nine set-
ered sites, one of which the city
s still negotiating on Winewood
nd Thaler streets, is the first
xtensive scattered site federally-
Banded low income housing pro-
ect in the United States.
Commission chairman Robert
Weeks told council after it ap-
roved the contract,. "Thanks,
we're on the way." He added that
Ann Arbor had initiated "a new
oncept in public housing."
Later Weeks said the city wants
o take poor people "out of the
hetto and .re-distribute them
hroughout the city.'
"We don't want to put poor peo-
le in the climate of poverty from
wrhich we're trying to extricate
hem," he explained.
The contract has climaxed more
han a year of negotiations with
ontractorstand federalhauthori-
ies. Constuiction of the units,
cheduled to begin within a few
lays after HUD officials approve
he contract, will mark the, first
ew housing units built by the
%/2-year-old commission.
Weeks said last night the com-
nission has reservations for 300
more units, "hopefully on scatter-
d sites."
The appointment to the Housing
ommssion of Mrs. Elizabeth
arlow, president of the Ann Ar-
or Community Development, Inc.
nd a member of the Board of
irectors of the Michigan Housing
ederation, was approved last
Mrs. Barlow will replace Louis
ndrews who resigns effective
une 1. Andrews reportedly had
een asked to leave the commis-
ion by Mayor Robe t Harris.
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