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Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
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Realism--Key to Arms Race

Ann ArboT First
Kyogen-At Its Best



To Pledge or Not?
Large Fraternity or Small?

WHAT SHOULD a fraternity be? With
rush beginning tomorrow, over 700
ushees will be considering this question
as they seek a suitable house. And they
nust realize that there are two philoso-
hies of fraternity life present on this
campus: o ne practiced by the larger
houses and the other practiced by the
smaller ones.
When most fraternities were first
formed, the bonds between the members
were held to be the essence of the fra-
ernity. This relationship still forms the
asis for fraternity life. Each activity of
he house is pervaded by this ideal of
brotherhood and its maintenance is a
najor task of the fraternity.
Exact definition of the concept is dif-
ficult, as it appears in a myriad of forms
nd in many places. Generally though,
.t can be described as a unity of spirit
and purpose combined ' with strong
friendships between the members.
It can be seen in impromptu intra-
house football games, in the singing of
raditional songs, in bull sessions in the
;mall hours of the morning or in whoop-
ng it up at a party. As well as exemplify-,
ng brotherhood, these activities also
serve to reinforce it and preserve it.
Intra-house bonds are to a great extent
naintained by the fact of living together.
Because this necessitates close contact
between members, each person can say
hat he knows the rest of his brothers
Open eetings
ANN ARBOR'S Human Relations Com,
mission in a few weeks will have a new
director. If there are to be any subsequent
changes in HRC policy, perhaps that
which should have the highest priority is
he initiation of "open meetings."
Since the HRC's creation it has been
he group's policy to close meetings to,
he general public and the press.
True, the HRC handles touchy prob-
ems involving a touchy issue. This is per-
paps enough reason to exclude the gen-
eral public from the meetings.
However, why doesn't the HRC follow
he same policy as Ann Arbor's mayor
does when City Council meets in working
r closed session. That is, allow the press
o attend and report only those happen-
ngs which concern the public interest.
Ann Arbor is probably one of the most
active-for good or bad-northern cities
n the area of civil rights for Negroes.
Any suppression of significant develop-
nents occurring at the HRC meetings
could be damaging, if not disastrous.

well. Also, a common interest in manage-
ment of the house is a strong factor in
giving the members a common purpose.
UNFORTUNATELY, a good number of
fraternities have abandoned this ideal
of brotherhood. Many houses have adopt-
ed the theory that those living in the
house should be mainly sophomores with
a few upperclassmen remaining to serve
as officers.
These houses have grown to enormous
proportions (by previous fraternity
standards), with some having ,member-
ships close to 100. Some of them force
their pledge classes to go through nam-
ing sessions, when each pledge must
name each member, in order that the
pledges will at leastknow the names of
their upperclass brothers.
One member of a larger fraternity re-
cently commented, "I went over to the
house for breakfast the other day. It was
a rather distressing experience. I only
knew two-thirds of the people there."
There is some question as to whether
such an organization deserves the name
of fraternity.
MALLER HOUSES still remain on cam-
pus. However, their position is made
difficult because most rushes tend to look
at the superficial aspects of the fraterni-
ty rather than at the aspect of brother-
hood, from which the most satisfaction
of fraternity life is derived.
The small house alone can satisfy this
requirement for brotherhood. By keeping
its membership small (some houses have
a membership limit written into their
constitutions), all members can live in
the house until they graduate and thus
firm, lasting ties can develop between
Because of the nature of its size, mem-
bers of a small house have more oppor-
tunity to become house leaders, take on
house responsibilities, participate in
house athletics and have a strong voice in
house affairs. Whereas a normally quiet
individual might be lost in the shuffle at
a larger fraternity with 90 members, he.
might take an active part in house af-
fairs among a group of 40.
EACH RUSHEE must seriously consider
what he wants from a fraternity be-
fore pledging. If he wants to pledge a
house merely because of its name or the
number of men it has in campus activi-
ties or other such criteria, perhaps one
of the large houses is best for him.
However, the far more valuable benefits
of close friendships and a small, tightly-
knit brotherhood can be obtained only in
one of the smaller fraternities.

SOVIET United Nations diplomat
Yuli Verontsov did little in his
talk Thursday before the Disarm-
ament Symposium except make
painfully clear just why East and
West haven't begun disarming.
What it boils down to is the
same old thing: inspection and
The Russians are more than
willing to allow almost unlimited
control of the disarmament pro-
cess through the use of teams
which will see that. what's sup-
posed to be destroyed actually is.
Their plan also calls for demoli-
tion of all nuclear missiles, pro-
hibitions on the making of more
and the dismantling of all foreign
bases, and it appeals for destruc-
tion of existing nuclear stockpiles.
Listening to Verontsov one is
almost convinced that it is really
the United States that is the cul-
prit and that the government ac-
tually has been misleading us all
Almost, that is, until one real-
izes that when the Russians say
they will destroy all their weapons,
that means all the weapons they
say they have. They will make no
allowance for "verification of in-
ventory"-inspection-by interna-
tional or neutral teams.
ONE ASTUTE member of the
Rackham audience asked Veront-
sov about this. The diplomat
smiled."If you had that, you could
inspect and then say, 'All right.
Goodbye, disarmament. We've got
what we wanted'."
Both powers realize that the
Russians are one up on us, since
we don't know how many missiles
they have or where the missiles
are located, and they have most
of that information about us. Even
with unlimited control, if there
were inadequate inspection-if we
had to rely on Russia's own report
of its inventory-it would be em-
inently possible to cheat, simply by
not reporting a few missiles.
And in a missile-less world, a
few become a lot.
* * *
vergene of ideas on disarmament
procedures are many and vital.
The divergence points up the facts
that both nations are far from

trusting each other and that dis-
armament will likely be a long
way off. Periodic thaws, while im-
portant, do not dispute these facts.
The implications for policy are
the most important, however. Just
what should we be doing in this
atmosphere of little trust and little
agreement, big weapons and big
The essential thing is maintain-
ing our current chances of avoid-
ing nuclear war and holding the
line until such a time as disarma-
ment can be realized. This means
doing exactly what we're doing
Present foreign and military
policies recognize mutual distrust
and current history-and thus we
maintain a military force massive
enough to deter major war and
hopefully flexible enough to stop
minor wars.
Present policies also recognize
psychology, military strategy and
the need for eventual disarma-
ment. To this end we practice and
refine the gentle art of non-belli-
gerence; we plan, according to de-
fensedepartment recognition of
our ability to "overkill," develop-
ment of no new weapons systems;
and we continue, both publicly
and privately, to debate and an-
alyze plans, effects and hopes for
SO AT THE same time we are
seeking out viable solutions to two
problems, the threat of nuclear
war and the maintenance of our
military strength.
Many will argue that this stance
of peace overtures and war prep-
arations is contradictory. But this
evaluation seems not only doubtful
but also irrelevant as long as that
stance is the only one consistent
with reality.
It would be foolish to go to eith-
er extreme-to give up all hope of
disarmament and hide behind a
growing stockpile of ever more
refined weapons, or td hope that
the Russians will' automatically re-
ciprocate if we disarm unilaterally.
Those favoring militarism would
perpetuate a psychological condi-
tion and foster a military condi-
tion in which all hope would van-
ish. True, we must keep up our
guard, but only that which is min-
imally necessary.

THOSE favoring unilateral ac-
tion would endanger not only
America's security but also our
chances for being in a good bar-
gaining position-not alone in the
free world-when the time comes
for disarming.
True, there are a great many
gradual yet significant initiatives
we can and will take or have tak-
en. We must never discontinue our
efforts at Geneva. We can be bold
in imagining and enacting such
actions as wheat deals, coopera-
tion in space, reduction or freez-
ing of forces or of production of
bombers, missiles and fissionable
materials and banning the spread
of nuclear weapons. But any uni-
lateral action has its definable
military limit
Perhaps too often one feels that
he must either condemn the gov-
ernment for this or that or say
nothing. While we can always
hope for more action, on this is-
sue of the cold war the direction of
present governmental p o i c i e s
should be praised for its logic and
validity in the light of present
[T'S NOT GREAT, its often trite,
but, all in all, "Charade" is
easily one of the most entertaining
films of the year.
With directional guns hitch -
cocked, Stanley Donen has let go
with a shatter-shot blast of mur-
ders, mistaken identities and ro-
mantic intrigue that overcomes
the film's superficial moments and
provides a highly successful spoof.
But then, how can it fail? With
music by Mancini, a fine support-
ing cast including Walter Matthau
as a chicken-munching CIA agent
and James Coburn, the meanest
mean guy in the world, and a wild
confused plot, "Charade" is all
* * *
THE GREATEST reason for
"Charade's' success, however, lies
in the hands of Audrey Hepburn
and Cary Grant. Miss Hepburn is
the girl every man dreams of. The
minute she appears on the screen,
every male in the audience is hers,
infatuated by her pixie charm and
delightful innocence. But Cary is
not to be taken for granted. When
Miss Hepburn threatens to expose
what she thinks is wrong with
him, and Cary puzzled demands
to know what, every female will
whole-heartedly agree with her
reply: "Nothing".
"Charade" has many flaws, most
of which belong to a rather far-
fetched plot and an over-indul-
gence in familiar stereotypes. But
the color is excellent, the pace is
maintained with great skill, the
action exciting and the acting
quite fine.
Nothing about the film pretends
to greatness but everything adds
to high entertainment. "Cha-
rade's" main purpose Is fun, the
type of escape from reality that
only a Hollywood film can provide.
"Charade" is all fun.
Whether you succeed in guess-
ing the answer to the "Charade"
or not, you will have spent a most
amusing and delightful time in
the enchanting company of Aud-
rey Hepburn and Cary Grant. In,
these murky days of the trimester,
what more can you ask for?
-Hugh Holland

AN appreciative audience last
night had the opportunity to
enjoy for the first time in Ann
Arbor, the Japanese comic drama,
Kyogen. The acting was perfect in
every wayhand the audience didn't
fail to show its delight when, de-
spite the house lights, it continued
to clap for two minutes until the
Nomura troupe came out to take
a final bow.
Three plays were presented;
they represented the two dramati-
cal forms encompassed in the term
"Kyogen" (literally "mad words").
"Urinusubito" or "Melon Thief"
and "Boshibari" or "Hands Tied
to a Pole" are common- types of
Kyogen. These are short one-act
plays used as a comic interlude be-
tween No plays in the standard No
program of five plays presented in
one day. No are stately, austere
and highly restrained, whereas
Kyogen are light, farcical and de-
lightfully human. When the Kyo-
gen are used as a comic relief be-
tween the tragic No plays, the
effect of each form is richly en-
* * *
"URINUSUBITO" had several
delightful scenes in it. The ges-
tures of the melon thief, and his
extreme delight on bumping into
melons while rolling through the
fields at night, emphasized by his
exaggerated and highly amusing

speech forms, exhibited situation
comedy at its best. On bumping
into a scarecrow and taking it for
the field's owner, there ensued a
perfectly ridiculous scene of over-
ly humble kowtows and exagger-
atedly polite apologies.
"Boshibari" contained a beau-
tifully executed drunk scene
which kept the audience constant-
ly chuckling. The comedy revolved
around the situation of a master
who tied the hands of one servant
to a pole and the other's hands
behind his back in order to pre-
vent them from entering his sake
storehouse and drinking his sake.
The ingenious servants manage,
however, to do do just that.' In
'their drunken state they sing
parody on the No type of singing.
"Sambaso," representative of a
distinct Kyogen genre, afforded
the .audience an opportunity to
witness beautiful inter-play and
coordination between the No hay-
ashi or musical accompaniment
and the movements of the dancer.
This type of Kyogen is by no
means comic and is generally
used as a further explanation of
a particular No play or else as a
religious celebratory interlude
within a No play..
Last night afforded a unique
insight into a very unique drama
-Bonnie Bone

s Ce
a n o d r 'F o r Ru s a, C nm ' 'a

CORE Presents, Cases
In Bias Charge

Youtt and Vi
find themselves
from their posit
cessor in sight.
Joint Judic are a
seats-their ter:
DAVE GOOD .......
b1IKE BLOCK .......
Edward Herstein, I
drew Orlin, Michae
John Bryant, Robe
Richard Mercer.
.,EE JATHROS ......

JoRi Judie: People-less
IARY Chairman Harry -as soon as they find competent people
ce-Chairman Cathy Sipe to fill them.
t on the verge of retiring Petitioning for the five positions is
open through Monday, with interviewing
ions with scarcely a suc- scheduled for Monday night. Interview-
Three other. members of ing was postponed twice last semester
also ready to give up their because of poor response. At last word,
ms expired in December only a handful of petitions have been re-
ceive4 and, understandably, the prospec-
tive retirees from council are concerned.
+ + They are anxious to vacate their posts
4tgan L after a year on the job, but are not will-
ing to do so until they have selected
ditorial Staff qualified successors, and have educated
D WILTON; Editor them in the workings of the council.
City Editor YOUTT FEELS that the lack of response
.Personnel Director last semester was due in great meas-
...National Concerns ;editor
.. ....Associate City Editor ure, to the pressure of the final exam
..... Associate Editorial Director schedule. But the present shortage of pe-
............ontributing Editor titioners suggests that. many people are
...sports Editor
.Associate Sports Editor unaware of either the functions of Joint
........Associate Sports Editor Judic or the qualifications necessary to
.. Contributing Sports Editor
H. Neil Berkson, Steven Haller, petition.
Marilyn Koral, Louise Lind, An- A ten-member disciplinary body, the
l Sattinger, Kenneth Winter. council is composed entirely of students
EDITORS: Mary Lou Butcher, who hear cases involving infractions of
ert Grody, Laurence Kirshbaum,
University rules by other students and
prescribe appropriate sanctions. Joint
usiness Staff Judic has another significant function in
.F.... Bus.Advertising Manager that it may propose and lobby for rule
..... Accounts Manager changes, and is quite successful to this
. .ass cate Buiesana

To the Editor:
THIS LETTER concerns the
picketing of Thompson's Res-
taurant by the Congress of Racial
Equality. CORE regards the charge
of racial discrimination as a very
serious accusation, and such a
charge is never made without ex-
tensive documented evidence. Fur-
ther, CORE never demonstrates or
publicizes the discrimination until
negotiations have failed. The pres-
ent demonstrations at Thompson's
are based upon the following
events (Notarized affidavits are
on file with CORE):
Case 1: On Monday, Oct. 14, a
Negro woman with five years of
waitress experience applied in per-
son at Thompson's for a waitress
job being advertised in the news-
paper. She was told that nobody
could interview her that day. A
white girl was told by phone two
hours later to come right down
and be interviewed for the open
Case 2: On Wednesday, Oct. 16,
a telephone inquirer was told to
have a prospective applicant come
down and ask for the manager.
The Negro applicant arrived and
was told that the job was filled.
On Friday, two days later, a white
applicant with little experience
applied and was told to report for
work the following Monday.
Case 3: On Saturday, CORE
visited Thompson's with the Ne-
gro applicant and, upon being told
that no positions were open, pre-
sented the manager with a letter
frcm the white girl releasing her
job and recommending the Negro
applicant. The manager stated
that he really didn't have the job
open after all since he was going
to close down a work shift. He
hadn't informed the white girl
because he had "forgotten to get
her name and phone number."
AFTER SEEING the evidence
CORE had collected, the manager
offered the'Negro applicant a job
on the 3-6 a.m. shift. This was
the shift which was being closed
down within the week. In further
negotiations, CORE repeatedly
agreed week after week to post-
pone its requests for hiring a Ne-
gro pending a major business
change at the restaurant, a change
which three months later still has
not taken place. Dec. 18 was fi-
nally agreed upon as a deadline;
but, in a final evasion attempt on
that date, Thompson's hired a
Negro, who had a full-time job
elsewhere, to be used as a part-
time waiter and busboy a few
hours each week.
Has there been discrimination at

view of society which minimizes
the individual responsibilities of
the public and maximizes the im-
portance of 'institutions.' During
the early part of the century, the
'evil dollar' was the scapegoat for
human foibles. Now free enterprise
and its merchants are criticized,
for pandering to a public demand.:
If the public did not want these
items, they would not be sold. The
blame for such vulgar taste lies
with the consumer, not the sup-
plier. There are cases, in which
the - supplier, through advertising,'
creates the demand but even then
the final decision rests with the
consumer and his intelligence or
stupidity must answer for his
choice of products.
The origin of demand for Ken-
nedy mementos is a topic for psy-
chologists, but the responsibility
for such demand must always stay
with the buyer (as long as con-
sumption is voluntary). To imply
otherwise is to invite totalitar-
-Michael Hyman, '65

that the great cinematic tra-
dition of Eisenstein has not been
lost in the Soviet Union. However,
the content and tone of the pic-
ture reflect 45 years of use of the
cinema almost solely as a vehicle
for state propaganda.
"Ivan," at the Campus Theatre,
is a drama set in wartime, but the
mood is unlike anything we are
accustomed to seeing in war films,
especially recent ones. Whereas in
modern cinema the greatest, con-
flict usually centers about the
main characters, the enemy being
seen as disembodied evil, or even
sympathetically, the Germans in
"Ivan" are felt and really hated
as enemies.
In one scene, Ivan stares at a
wall on which a desperate plea
for vengence has been scrawled by.
prisoners, since shot, who had
been imprisoned there when the
enemy held the area. Ivan's eyes
open wide in fear and hatred, we
hear screams, curses, moans, shots,
,guttural German on the sound
* * *
YET, FOR the product of a film
industry that has just begun to
emerge from years of the most
rigid government control, "Ivan"
is very good. The time sequence
and flashbacks are excellent,
avoiding easy cliches, the camera
work is almost uniformly superior.
The exception is some of the shots
in which the camera sees asvan
"eye;"here, the effect is' over-
done and often dizzying.-
In contrast to the propagandi'-
tic features of the film, the char-
acters are presented with great
warmth and feeling; no artificial-
ity is seen in the friendship of the
soldiers, in.awe of death.
Having experienced the stiffness
of Soviet art in 'general, it is a
pleasant surprise to see the acting
and direction in this film. Ivan,

especially, was effectively played,
and a real feeling of various as-
pects of the Russian cfaracter
came through.
One can only hope that "Ivan"
is a forerunner of better things.
If Soviet directors are allowed
more modern dramatic themes
than World War II, and if the
burden of 'direct state artistic con-
trol is removed, we can expect a
real emergence of original, modern
cinema from the Soviet Union.
-Andrew Sabersky
Or Vadi m?
"LfES LIASONS Dangereuses" is
La fascinating film in that its
director's avowed purpose is ful-
filled in a different picture. by a
different director.
Roger Vadim, in a gratuitous
prologue, announces that he has
portrayed the "new woman" - the
woman in revolt against the tra-
ditional role of woman. Unfor-
tunately, he hasn't. However,
Francois Truffaut has in a film
called "Jules and Jim" which the
Cinema Guild will present in April.
This "new woman" refuses to
play the conventional female role
in human relationships. She de-
mands the free and aggressive
role usually reserved exclusively
for the male.
** * *
JULIETTE, in "Les Liasons
Dangereuses," has a most unusual
pact with her husband Valmont:
both are free to pursue extramari-
tal love affairs; the only restric-
tions are that they remain com-
pletely honest with each other and
that they never fall in love with
any of their lovers.
Juliette and Valmont travel
their separate paths of amorality,
finding sustenance in the pursuit
of pleasure for its own sake. All
goes well until Valmont falls deep-
ly in love with another young wo-
man. The pact thus broken, Juli-
ette is free to act and she acts by
destroying Valmont's affair.
* * *
ABSTRACTLY considered, this
is all very interesting, but as a
film it is neither convincing nor
entertaining. The fault lies in both
the construction of the plot and
Vadim's creative exhaustion.
The film does not embody and
express Vadim's avowed theme be-
cause Juliette is not made the cen-
tral figure. She does not assume
a dynamic role until very late,
too late to be dramatically con-
vincing. Furthermore, the conclu-
sion, in which the principles get
their respective comeuppances, is
not convincingly constructed..
Ultimately it is the story of just
one more lecherous male -- and a
dull story it is. The film lacks a
vigorous tempo and the characters
do not manifest the exhilaration
that they are supposed to be feel-



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