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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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To Present 'The Living 4

0oom'ELECTRONIC MUSIC:
"The Living Room," a modern Panel Dbmiscu
melodrama by Graham Greene
about a young woman who moves (Continued from Page 1)
in with her two maiden aunts and
her invalid priest-uncle, will be "Electronic music is progress
presented by the University play- technologically speaking, if it is
ers at 8 p.m. today through Satur- progress musically speaking we
day at the Lydia Mendelssohn will have to wait and see; but it
Theatre. is here to stay so we may as well
RoseJs' installed in the living learn to live with it," Haas said
room when she comes to stay with in response to a question from the
- .. audience.

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ier relatives after her mother's
death. The rest of the old brown-
stone has been superstitiously
sealed off by her elderly aunts.
Each time a death occurs in the
house, the death room disappears,
until the only "living" room left
is a former nursery.
All life centers around this room,
and it is here that Rose searches
for a way to live, to build a future
for herself. In love with a married
man, she soon finds secretive meet-
ings and the thought of sharing his
love with his wife intolerable.
Estranged from her relatives,
isolated from the world, Rose must
face her dilemma alone in "The
Living Room"

In discussion the value of the
appointment of August Heckscher
as White House cultural coordina-
tor, Haas said it shows tremen-
dous progress. He pointed out that
we don't accept government sub-
sidy but we need and welcome
such government encouragement.
It does not mean that bureaucracy
will set in upon the arts.
Prof. Steinhoff and Prof. Schnit-

zer informally debated the neces-
sity of suffering in the creative
process. Prof. Steinhoff said that
speaking of a contented artist is
a contradiction in terms, while
Prof. Schnitzer believes that great
art doesn't depend on "starving
in a garret."
Pearls Irritated
Prof. Steinhoff said, "Even in
making those cultured pearls they
open the contented oysters andl
insert a grain of sand to irritate
so that the object of beauty can
be produced."
He believes that great things are
created out of suffering, -as if by
the pain the artist earns the right'
to the creative joys.

Television's value can be ex-
ploited for cultural uses, Prof.
Steinhoff said, after all they can't
kill Shakespeare even if TV is
packaged and sold like corn flakes
with as much intrinsic value and
taste, he said.
Space Edifices
Johe noted that the umbilical
cord holding buildings to the
ground has been cut, "we are now
building buildings in space, John
Glenn was in a building."
The next event in the Creative
Arts Festival will be a debate be-
tween the University and Wayne
State University debating teams
on: "Are inter-collegiate Athletics
Being Overemphasized," at 4 p.m.
today in Rm. 3R-8 of the Union.

-Daily-Larry Vanice
A "LIVING" ROOM-This is the room in "The Living Room,"
currently at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre and presented by the
University Players where a young girl seeks life surrounded by
death. The play runs through Saturday.
QUANTUM THEORY:
Lanezos Cites Relativity
As Physics Research Aid

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TODAY!

By DONNA ROBINSON
Prof. Cornelius Lanczos, of the
Dublin Institute for Advanced
Studies, said that Einstein's gen-
eral theory of relativity solved the
problem of gravitation, but that
there are many fields still unex-'
plained.
He believed that it could be ap-
plied td electricity, quantum
theory and other problems.
Currently giving a series of six
lectures on the place of Albert
Einstein in the history of physics,
Prof. Lanczos said, "It is my con-
viction that the pursuance of Ein-
stein's ideas will produce a com-
plete unification of science."
Related Fields
Einstein himself believed this
explicitly. He spent the last
twenty-five years of his life at-
tempting to ,carry the general
theory of relativity beyond gravi-
CED Appoints
Steigerwalt
As Consultant
Prof. Albert K. Steigerwalt of'
the business school and recently
appointed consultant to the Com-
mittee on Economic Development
is preparing a paper on Venezula's
economic development.
His paper is a part of CED's
study of the Caribbean area. CED
is an association of American
businessmen who are interested in
public policies and business co-
operation, Prof. Steigerwalt ex-
plained that CED hopes to en-
courage private effort to compli-
ment the government's Alliance for
Progress program.
Prof. Steigerwalt plans to an-
alyze the major constituents of the
Venezulean economy and try to
discover its trends and relationship
to the Caribbean area. Such things
as capital accumulation, stability
of the currency and the nature
of exports and imports will be ex-
amined. For example, until the last
few years Venezula was an im-
porter of finished manufactured
goods from Europe but has slowly
been developing its own industry.
Prof. Steigerwalt also heads an
annual seminar in economics and
business for students and faculty
f r o m Venezuelan universities
which attempt to acquaint the
structure of the U.S. economy.

Through these papers, Einstein,
tation and apply it to other fields.
Prof. Lanczos began publishing
papers on relativity in 1922.
then director of the Kaiser Wil-
helm Institute in Berlin, became
interested in him. Prof. Lanczos
then spent one year in 1928-29
working on relativity as a research
associate of Einstein.
Prof. Lanczos came to the
United States in 1931 and remain-
ed until 1953. During that time
he worked at Purdue University,
the National Bureau of Standards'
Institute for Numerical Analysis
and an aircraft manufacturing
company.
Dublin Institute
In 1954, wishing to return to the
study of pure theoretical physics,
Prof. Lanczos accepted a position
as senior professor at the Dublin
Institute, where he has remained
ever since.
This institute, devoted'entirely
to research, is unique, he explain-
ed. The only other institutions of
its nature are the Princeton In-
stitute for Advanced Studies, after
which the Dublin Institute is mod-
eled, and the Kaiser .Wilhelm In-
stitute, and these two operate on
a much larger scale than the
Dublin Institute.
The six "scholars" who are
members of the institute work
entirely alone on their own re-
search. The Institute is govern-
ment supported, and the scholars
have no obligations to complete
specific projects or contracts. The
main advantage involved in the
very small size of the Institute
is the absence of extensive admin-
istrative duties which would take
time from research, Dr. Lanczos
said.
Prof. Lanczos said he plans to
spend the rest of his life at the
Institute studying the application
of Einstein's theory of general
relativity.
The third lecture in his' cur-
rent series will be given in Aud. A
at 4 p.m. today. The subject will
be "The Unification of Space and
Time by Einstein and Minkowski."

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Michigan Union and English Department
Present
Poetr Reading four

X. J. KENNEDY
J. R. SQUIRES

D. HALL

will read their. works

Today!

8:00 i the Union Ballroom

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Lawrence
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No. 1 for SGC

TONIGH4T at 8 at HILLEL
EUGENE I. SCHUSTER, Instructor
Eastern Michigan University
presents
the fourth lecture illustrated in the Series
"An Inquiry into The Jew In Western Civilization"
on the subject
"JEWISH ARTISTS UNDER A ,CURSE?"
Open to All 1429 Hill St.

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OPENING
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8:00
Mendelssohn Theatre

Graham Greene's exciting drama
THE
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