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Editor Says Red China
Can Mobilize Population



The fantastic ability of Red
China to mobilize her population
is a major factor in the economic
and ideological battle between
China and India, Dr. Heinrich
Bechtoldt, editor of the German,
newspaper Aussenpolitik, said dur-
ing his two-day visit to the cam-
pus this week.
Dr. Bechtoldt, author of "China
or India, the Alternative in Asia,"
was in both India and Communist
China in 1958. Speaking at an At-
lantic Union Committee luncheon
and a Challenge seminar, he dis-
cussed present trends in both In-
dia and China, stressing that
Western nations needed to unite
in their aid to India.
Jmprssed by the research on
politics and underdeveloped na-
tions done in particular by United
States universities, Bechtoldt ask-
ed how this knowledge could "fil-
ter through" to foreign policy.
Listeners suggested that Kenne-
dy's use of "brain trusters" was
the best way this could be done,
and was being carried out.
'Take Off Stage'
"India's problem is the same as
China's, both must reach the
takeoff stage of economic devel-
opment. India, however, must do
so without excluding democracy.
She cannot produce her own cap-
ital and must have help," he said.
India is modest and all she
needs is an irrevocable take-off
and assurance of a steady increase
in the standard of living. The
Western nations can insure this
more efficiently by working to-
gether, he stressed.
The ability to mobilize the peo-
ple comes from the tremendous
moral and social pressure exerted
by the Communists in the name
of China. The people are asked to
work for China. Everyone else is
working, so they feel they must
work also.
Discusses Controls
In discussing the controls on the
people, Bechtoldt said that a fath-
er of a Chinese family admitted
that he never discussed politics
with any of his family. In break-
ing down the family and tradition-
alism, the practice of giving each
individual his own wages and de-
stroying reverence for the dead
was helpful, he said.
Bechtold saw definite differ-
ences in ideology between Red
China and Russia as evidenced in
Red China's interference in ad-
vising President Tito of Yugo-
slavia and the growing emphasis
in the Communist world in lead-
ing instead of following Russia.
Bechtoldt saw the sudden move of
communization a symptom of this
desire to lead.
T'he Chinese pressure on the
Indian border, he said, was an
acknowledgement of the Sino-In-
dian rivalry: rivalry not of pow-
er politics, but of economics.
Bechtoldt sawthe Western'role
of insuring the success of India
by keeping India stable with aid
and asking no committments.
In Indian Prime Minister Neh-
ru's' successor, the international
commentator said, "If it is stormy
waters, India will need a strong
man; if it is calm, perhaps she
¢will be able to continue as she is"

T o Consider
Real Estate
The Ann Arbor Human Rela-
tions Commission Tuesday night
discussed plans, now in their final
stages, for a public educational
lecture on the problem of racial
discrimination and property val-
The program, which the com-
mission .is co-sponsoring with a
number of other interested local
groups, will feature Iuigi Lauren-
ti, author of "Property Values and
The commission also gave fin-
al authorization for a monthly
Murdock To List
African Problems
Prof. George P. Murdock of the
University of Pittsburgh anthro-
pology department will delineate
some "Problems in the Recon-
struction of African Culture His-
tory" at 4:10 p.m. today in Aud.
B, Angell Hall.

Local Committee Plans
Pamphlet Distribution

Tentative program planning and
a general "brainstorming" of ideas
resulted at this week's workshop
of the Ann Arbor Committee for
a SANE Nuclear Policy.
The committee planned wider
distribution of disarmament pam-
phlets, the setting up of study
groups, and wider dissemination
of letters to church and commun-
ity groups in an attempt to in-
terest them in this issue.
A previously established speak-
ers' bureau, the members of which
are available to any formally-
organized group upon request, in-
cludes the following people: Prof.
Anatol Rapoport of the Mental
Health Research Institute, Prof.'
David Singer of the political
science department, Prof. James
Morgan of the economics depart-
ment and Prof. Leslie Kish of the
sociology department.
Although the group plans no
participation in any of the na-

tional SANE demonstrations plan-
ned for next week in various
cities, spokesman John Veenstra,
'61E, said that students plan to
circulate a supporting petition un-
der the auspices, of the Political
Action Club.
Heartz To Analyze
Medieval Custom.
Daniel Heartz, professor of mu-
sicology at the University of Cali-
fornia, will discuss "The 'Joyeuse
entree' of Queen Claude into Par-
is, 1517: Culmination of a Medie-
val Pageant Tradition" -at 4:15
p.m. today in Rackham Amph.
His lecture will include colored
slides of the procession and mu-
sic especially written for the
event. The program is sponsored
by the music school.


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America .s finest comic, he is,
one of its finest actors. Hol-
lywood's high court, Oscars
Inc., is not aware of this fact.
In 1958, the Academy gave its
Best Actor Award to David Niv
en for a pedestrian bit of act,
ing in Separate Tables, and its
Best Picture Award to Gigi-a
better long - playing record
than it is a film. Danny Kaye
and Me and the Colonel were
not even nominated. In this
reviewer's opinion, it was Kaye
who deserved the Award for the
most sensitive, thoughtful, most
convincing and compelling per-
formance of the Hollywood
academic year. It was also the
finest jib of acting in Kaye's
In Me and the Colonel, our,
feature Thursday and Friday,
Kaye plays, Jacobowsky, a refu-
gee Polish Jew stranded, in
Paris just as the city is being
ccupied by the Germans..De-
termined to survive, and al-
ready a master of the art of
being a refugee, Jacabowsky
comes up with the last avail-
able car (a Rolls-Royce no
less) in Paris. Just as he is
about to leave ,a Polish Colonel
(Curt Jurgens) who is also try-
ing to avoid the Wehrmacht.
makes the car his own. . The
Colonel's outspoken Anti-Sem-
itism and contempt for anyone
holding values not of the aris-
tocratic military class make
easy his decision to leave the
gentle refugee behind. But the
experienced refugee is not so
easily pushed aside. The
Colonel may possess the car,
but Jacabowsky possesses the


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acting, a special talent, or good
looks; it was the personal Ii-
age he projected on the screen,
a, virile ,tough, fast-talking,
quizzical and likeable guy.
That his ears, projected and
that he would not have been at
home in discussions beyond the
masculine arenas of newspaper
rooms, pool .halls, and sports
events meant nothing to mil-
lions of women who sighed over
their dishpan hands and
thought, "Everything would be
all right if only Clark were
here." Yet Gable during his
long career of screen idol never
matched the popularity of the
only other male lead to whom
he could be compared, Rudolph
Valentino's appeal was much
more directly sexual; social ob-
servers have commented that
he represented for American
women all that their dull, mun-
dane husbands lacked in ro-
mance, exoticism, and nervous
energy. Be that as it may, his
films transported millions into
ecstacies that we find hard to
share today. His meteoric career
began with Rex Ingram's. fim,
The Four Horsemen of the
Apocalypse, a very long, ambi-
tious,.and arresting work based
on the novel by Blasco Ibanez.
He never in his subsequent ca-
reer had good material to work
'with again. But the unknown
young Italian who danced the
tango galvanically was over-
night an idol of the American
public-for even the men who
sneered at this first great as-
sault on Anglo-Saxon suprema-
cy in romance were moved to
reconsider; and a number of
lesser Valentinos with Latin
names and looks began to make
screen careers. The Sheik com-
pleted Valentino's reputation as
the ideal lover; and significant-
ly, his last film, which we are
showing this weekend, was a
secjuel to this, and, fortunately,
a smoother product in its dis-
play of sighing and panting
passion. Valentino's sudden
death from peritonitis in 1926
set off a national orgy of ro-
mantic grief; the grotesque fu-
nerai scenes belong to the do-
main of social pathology. Even
today his grave is bedecked with
flowers from the diminishing
band of his phantom overs.
Closed Vision, which com-
.pletes the program, is a full-
lengthiexperimental film, which
will have on most viewers the
effect of having wandered into
a country whose landscapes are
unfamiliar and whose inhabi-
tants speak an incomprehen-
sible language. Sixty minutes in
the inner life of a man, this
Joycean work isacomposed of
threew distinct parts, a sound
scenario, a picture scenario,
and a mingling of the two-,
the attempt of the human con-
sciousness to joiri its burden of


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Curt Jurgens' portrayal of
the pompous, impractical, and
stupidly (but delightfully)
courageous Colonel is a bit ex-'
cessive at times, but he does
make him charming and heroic
and thus a perfect foil for the
patient, ingenious, self-effac-
ing Jew
Kaye has played the role of
the underdog many times, but
for the first time he makes his
underdog character comic with-
out being clownish, desperate
without being helpless, and
afraid without being cowardly.
Though he is more of a man at
the end of the picture than he
was at the beginning; Jacabow-
sky always commands the au-
dience's love and respect. The
Colonel, too, is changed by his
contact with this loyal and re-
sourceful travelling compian-
ion. He gains tolerance and
learns that courage need not be
physical or dramatic.
But behind all this human
warmthand comedy is the ten-
sion created by> the knowledge
of what capture by the Ger-
mans means.,
Other members of this fine
cast are 4kim Tamiroff, Mar-

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