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MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, SEP

MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY, SEP

soVIET:
Titunik Sees Divided Opinion,

Debaters Open On Anti-Trust Question

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were fleeing East Germany into
West Berlin. "They said merely
that East Berlin was sealed off
because the West had been sending
in spies and saboteurs," Titunik
said.
"Yet the Russians, by some
means or other, were aware of
the real situation."
Sentiment Ranges
Both Suino and Titunik agreed
that although the official gov-
ernment propoganda is strongly
anti-American, the sentiment of
the people ranges from very mildly
anti-American to violently pro-
American.
The students participating in
the summer program were given
Modern Language Association tests
in Ann Arbor at the beginning of
the summer sessions and again on
their return to New York. Al-
thotgh the department does not
yet have the scores on the second
set of exams, Titunik believes most
of the students have appreciably
improved their speaking knowledge
of Russian.
Union To Hold
Mass Meeting
The Michigan Union will hold
two mass meetings at 4:15 and
7:00 p.m. today in the third floor
conference room of the Union for
those interested in working in the
Union.
Union President Paul Carder,
'62, and the other senior officers
of the organization, will speak on
"Michigan Union: Your Key to
Success."
DIAL NO 8-6416
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The Michigan Debate Squadv
opens its 71st year of college de-
bating Tuesday.
This year the group faces inter-
collegiate competition on the
question of anti-trust legislation
for labor organizations.
Debate is one of the few forms
Afir Science
.Requirements
Made Lighter
Undergraduate male students
pursuing scientific and technical
degrees will find it easier to meet
Air Force eye requirements for of-
ficer commissions, according to
Lt. Col. Dwight E. Durner, chair-
man of the Department of Air
Science.
Those desiring flying training,
and those earning degrees out-
side of engineering and a few oth-
er technical areas, must continue
to meet past standards.
Former Air Science students
disqualified by vision may con-
tact the Air Science personnel of-
fice at North Hall for a review of
their eligibility. Freshmen who did
not elect Air Science 101 may en-
ter as late as the end of the sec-
ond week this fall. While delayed
entry may be allowed in the spring
term, it is available only to those
who have earned superior grades
in their first semester.
DIAL NO 5-6290
aVecho t inmoderncooing

of inter - collegiate competition
open to men and women. All stu-
dents are eligible. A mass meeting
is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tues-
day in Rm. 2040 Frieze Bldg., Prof.
Kenneth Andersen, director of
forensics, announced.
(The squad, sponsored by the
speech department, consists of
twenty to forty members. In addi-
tion to the college topic of labor,
the squad researches the questions
for high schools and extension
service debates.)
This year Michigan State 'Uni-
versity will be the site of the Big
Ten debate at the Western Con-
ference L e a g u e Tournament.
Events also slated for the group
include a high school debate clin-
ic in October, the Group Action
Tournament at East Lansing, the
annual University sponsored de-
bate, Cross Questions, and local
debate demonstrations.
Also this year, speech depart-
ment funds will send debaters to

the University of Indiana and the
State University of Iowa. These
debates are called "Home and
Home" debates.
For seniors the highlight of the
year will be the annual Delta Sig-
ma Rho national honorary tour-
nament to be held in April, An-
dersen said. Last year Albert Fow-
erbaugh, '61, outstanding Michi-
gan debater, was judged "Cham-
pion Debater" at the tourney of
the oldest national forensic orga-
nization, held in Boulder, Colo.
He is also president of the Mich-
igan Forensic Guild.
In order to qualify for this
tourney seniors must rank in the
top third of their class and have
earned distinctions in six major
debating events.
In addition to educational op-
portunities afforded by debate,
Andersen said that cash grants
are awarded to the outstanding
women debaters. Men are recog-
nized at the honors convocation.

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PAID ADVERTISEMENT

Cinlema uil
presents
Thursday and Friday:
Murnau's SUNRISE
Saturday and Sunday:
Jacques Tati's MON ONCLE

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Those Russians whose concep-
tion of the shortcomings of the
United States is exaggeratedcite
the problems of unemployment,
imperialism and capitalist exploi-
LB ET &SULLVAS tation.
Dual Misconception
Suino pointed out that both
types of misconception are due
MASS ORGANZATIONAL MEETING largely to the difficulty Russians
have in understanding, what life
is like under a free enterprise
system.
forsThey cannot imagine how a
person would go about looking for
r r a job or how a student's college
F I ll Jeducation might be financed in
any one or a combination of sev-
eral entirely different ways.
Information Lack
SUNDAY, SEPT. 24 7:00 P.M. Much of this misunderstand-
ing results from a lack of infor-
Room 3c Union mation on the Russians' part. For
example the Russian press did
Work On: Publicity Costumes, Programs Crew Cast not report the negotions with Cu-
ban Prime Minister Fidel Castro
on tractors for prisoners."
EVERYONE WELCOME "Neither did the Soviet papers
admit that thousands of refugees
Kelly Discusses
Car Accidents
the Technological advances in auto-
mobiles and roads have produced
monotony as a by-product, Prof.
present Lowell Kelly, chairman of the
psychology department, told a
conference on single-car accidents.
For example, the luxurious in-
teriors and automatic transmis-
sions put the driver in a comfort-
able climate with soft, even noise
leaving him "nothing to do but
steer."
Such driving ease could, how-
ever, be deadly since there is
strong relationship between mo-
notony and the desire to sleep.
Prof. Kelly also cited high-
speed roads as a factor in single
car accidents. "After several hours
of driving 70 miles an hour on a
freeway, a speed of 50 seems ter-
ribly slow - although the safe
speed may be 35."
In addition, consumption of al-
cohol and drugs could be a con-*
tributing factor to such accidents.
Proposed research to learn wheth-
er or not caffein in coffee might
ber 13:30 RMH l lAud.further depress a driver's reac-
tions rather than improve them.
Use of co-drivers-similar to co-
All Seats Reserved $1.00 1.50 2.00 piots in airplanes-might be one
way to make sure drivers are alert
at all times.
This conference, sponsored by
TICKETS ON SALE AT HILL AUD. BOX OFFICE the Transportation Institute and
Extension Service, along with the
Automobile Club of Michigan, set
Beginning October 4 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Autoobinlofhgaet
up to look into the accidents which
cause one-third of traffic fatali-
ties in the state.
" . . G inemnaqudd
*1
TONIGHT and FRIDAY at 7 and 9 Saturday and Sunday at 7 and 9
Murnou's
JATMON ONCLER
SUN ISEwit h JACQUES TATI COLOR

ENDING TONIGHT
JIM HUTTON, PAULA PRENTISS
"THE
HONEYMOON
MACHINE?"

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ENDING SATURDAY
RAW[MONti ARD
They had two wars to fight...
one with the enemy- and one
with each other!
The
andthe /
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STARTS FRIDAY
NEW YORKER
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DIAL NO 2-6264
ENDING SATURDAY
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FREDRIC MARCH masks
BEN GAZZARA to hide
DICK CLARK hN!
INA BALN.
EDDIE ALBERT
NEXT
"EXODUS"

DELICIOUS'
N..TIMES
'Not to be missed
HARPERS BAZAAR
WILFRID HYDE WHITE,
. Liz Fraser
ST-R ETCH

Of the great European direc-1
tors who made their appear-E
ance after WW I-Wiene (Cab-t
inet of Dr. Caligari), E. A. Du-I
pont (Variety), Dreyer (TheI
Passion of Joan of Are, Day of
Wrath), Fred Murnau ( Sun-t
rise)-Murnau and Dupont of
Germany were the most. nflu-t
ential. "Their pictures Variety,
and The Last Laugh (1925)"
says Lewis Jacobs, "introducedt
radical departures in the use
of the camera which immedi-
ately brought many new adher-I
ents to the new art form; and
which was to have a tremen-
dous impact on American di-..
rectors in Hollywood, working
in the great industry movies
had now become."
"Both directors displayed at
brilliant flair for photography
and camera virtuosity. Dupontt
and Murnau showed that the'
camera could be put to many
versatile and astounding new1
uses to add to the language of
film expression, particularly in'
the presentation of a subjec-
tive point of view. By means of1
multiple exposures, the use ofE
negative, arresting angles and
fluid camera transitions, the
camera could reveal, without
resorting to explanatory titles
or even actor's pantomime, psy-
chological insight. It could re-
veal a person's thoughts, dreams
and desires. These directors
licted the camera from the pas-
sive role of an observer to the
active one of a participant
with a probing power. They en-
dowed the camera with a fluidi-
ty and mobility it had never
had before."
When Murnau came to Amer.
ica and made Sunrise in 1927,
- neither his direction nor his
camera lost any of their artis-
tic integrity or imaginativel
skill. The camera once again
"roved everywhere: through the
forest, into the city, over the
lake-often taking the place of
a character 'so that the spec-
tator became identified with the
performer." His primary inter-
est had always been in pene-
trating and revealing the psy-
chological basis for human ac-
tion, and his genius subordi-
nated his camera virtuosity to
the telling of the intense and
complicated feeling of a hard-
working peasant who has been
seduced by a city woman to
drown his wife. "The camera
which focuses almost exclusive-
ly on the young peasant and
his wife is less concerned with
the objective events of the story
than with the meaning of the
events to these two human be-
ings." Raising the fascinating
psychological question of how
it is possible that a simple, lov-
ing husband and father can be
brought to the breaking point
by a strange woman's violent
sexuality, Murnau complicates
it by having happen by acci-
dent what the man had finally
decided against.

Hulot (Jacques Tati), there is
as little chance of your forget-
ting him as there is of your
forgetting Chaplin or Buster
Keaton. (If you have never
seen him, .then try to imagine
the Leaning Tower of Pisa out
for a Sunday stroll carrying an
umbrella cocked at a Jaunty
angle under its left arm and
wearing a hat whose brim prac-
tically rests on the stem of the
long, thin pipe which sticks
out, from under it like a tired
periscope.) However, there is a
considerable difference between
Mr. Hulot and Chaplin and
Keaton. Unlike these two Amer-
ican comics who can be called
aggressive clowns since they oc-
casionally and consciously hit
back at the world which bul-
lies them (sometimes they give
the world a free and unpro-
voked pie in the face for sheer
fun of it), Mr. Hulot must be
called a totally passive comic.
Even when he is being plagued
with comic mishaps, he seems
hardly aware of the fact that
the modern world is not con-
genial to his temperament.
Again and again, Mr. Hulot
accepts his embarrassment,
blames himself, and makes an
attempt to reform and conform.
Never does he consciously strike
back or deride socially condoned
behavior or values.
Jacques Tati, the creator of
Mr. Hulot and the producer, di-
rector and co-author of his
films, is a different kind of be-
ing. He has very definite ideas
about society, and in Mon On-
cle about modernity in particu-
lar. "I try to show that mod-
ernity is not important but
that personality is," says Tati
and in Mon Oncle, . Tati pre-
sents two ways of living side
by side. First, there is the
charming, inconvenient, dish-
eveled, old fashioned Paris sub-
urb way of living. This is
treated with all the warmth
and heart-felt appreciation any
bizarre location or group of
characters could hope for. On
the other side is the home and
factory of Mr. Hulot's sister
and brother-in-law who repre-
sent the modern way of life.
Their antiseptic personalities
along with the antiseptic fac-
tory and the antiseptic home
and garden are treated with the
severest kind of satire-almost
without any touch of sympathy
or understanding. The off-
spring (is it possible?) of this
thoroughly boiled pair is the
sole rebel. He turns from the
cold, sterile emptiness and me-
chanical ostentation of his par-
ents to his warm and funny
(bumbling) Uncle. Uncle Hu-
lot takes no sides. He just ap-
pears and disappears moving in
and out of both kinds of life
with all the ease of a round
peg in a square hole.
Besides Mr. Hulot's comic
moments (his ascending to his
top floor apartment and the
shoe prints he leaves under the
secretary's bathroom window),
the game the boys play (they

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Sunrise, says Dorothy B.
Jones, "remains today a film
which is still enjoyed and ap-

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