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Graduate Expansion

1952 Racing

THE BIG, LONG expected news was offi-
cially announced yesterday.
A vast building and research program is
planned for the University on the north
bank of the Huron River. The first two
buildings will house the Engineering Re-
search Institute and the Phoenix Me-
inorial building for atomic research.
Partisans of the University will greet this
news with much enthusiasm. Research
achievements from these two buildings alone
could do much for the University's reputa-
tion all over the world.
The proposed cost of the first two build-
ings is listed as $1,850,000. Eventually the
figures are expected to rise to 50 million
This tremendous sum will attract top
professors and researchers, and should
also make the University more appealing
to many potentially great students on the
graduate or research level.
All of these factors show that the new
project will be a great addition to the Uni-
But despite the value of the new project,
it nevertheless reflects a growing trend here
--a subordination of the position of the un-
dergraduate. Though these students are cer-
tainly not neglected, they are still victims
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily
are written by members of The Daily staff
andsrepresent thedviews of the writer only.
This must be noted in all reprints.

of an increasing favoritism, which threatens
to drastically reduce them to second class
It is not uncommon to hear students
claim that research is King at Michigan.
There is, in fact, a group of students who
believe that the University may someday
abandon its undergraduate program and
cater strictly to students on the graduate
Though these accusations appear as ex-
aggerations, they make excellent food for
thought. Shall the University continue to be
satisfied with its undergraduate program,
while making great strides in improving its
other departments?
It took no less than a Haven Hall fire to
enlarge the literary college's capacity. Where
ideas and not atoms are concerned, it must
be much easier to go along without change.
The start of a higher eduation is a
thrilling intellectual experience at most
top colleges. Yet, at Michigan, the fresh-
man and sometimes the sophomore years
are generally dry and boring, with many
students getting a bad taste in their
mouths about a liberal education. The
barrage of teaching fellows in the elemen-
tary courses causes many beginners to
wonder where all the good teachers are.
Certainly with all the funds that appear,
available, the undergraduate should get
some breaks. If his education is considered
important by University administrators, let
them show it to the student with a positive
educational development. No university can
be considered great unless it capitalizes on
every opportunity to educate.
--Harland Britz




At Lydia Mendelssohn . .
THE FAN by Carlo Goldoni.
N LINE WITH their policy of bringing
into production representative plays from
"the whole cycle of theater history" the
Speech Department has sallied violently in-
to the field of eighteenth century Italian
comedy with this farce by Goldoni. "Violent"
is in fact the only way to describe their treat-
ment of the play, and, for the most part, I
must agree that it was a successful approach.
The play itself, revolving frantically
around the loss, thievery, discovery, and
general misapplication of a medium-sized
fan, is a remarkably thin affair. Scarcely
a subtlety or a nuance may be detected
anywhere; digressions are as a matter of
course non-existent. The play, and the
confusions which go to make it up, are
absolutely all there is to see or to hear the
characters talk about. This is not a com-
plaint; it is merely something which must
be made clear. Goldoni, who pioneered
the comedy of character in the Italian
theater, never succeeded in launching into
it as thoroughly as did Moliere, for ex-
ample. As a result, the types are still
there, though perhaps not so pronounced
as they had been earlier.
If a play. may be called slow in getting
started, this one certainly was. Until the
slapstick began somewhere in the second
act, the immense amount of physical pos-
turing demanded by the farcial style seemed
flat and Inopportune. No wit or subtle dia-
logue was there to bolster the unfunny ac-
tion required to assemble the plot. The usual
failings -- phoney ingenuousness and the
feeling that one actor was not listening to
the other's lines at all -- were painfully
However, once Stan Challis got under-
way as the cobbler Crispino, things picked
up in general. The fellow is a top-notch
comedian, no question about it, and the
same might well be said for John Sargent,
who carried off the representation of the
impecunious Count Rocca Marina with ex-
vellent comic taste. Rather too overdone
for me was Marilyn McWood as Nina,
though even she fitted in towards the end
of the play. Competent but less spectacu-
lar were Jim Bob Stephenson as Evarist,
Victor Hughes as the Baron del Cedro, and
Joanne Kaiser as Geltrude.
The production was topped off in an ap-
propriately frothy manner by a pleasantly
contrived minuet.
-Chuck Elliott

its current season with Ibsen's Little
Eyolf, first performed in 1895, the second in
the group of Ibsen's four last plays. Since
the first regular performance is to take place
tonight, this note is based on a preview per-
formance given last night before a small
audience. Although this was in a sense a
trial run, it was a perfectly smooth per-
formance of a tightly wrought and powerful
play: in my view, far and away the most
rewarding experience of the current season.
The play has many facets and is richly
symbolic; undoubtedly it will be as contro-
versial as any work the Arts Theater Club
has presented.
One controversial issue, usually trotted
out for at least a brief airing when Ibsen
is presented, seems, however, to have no
bearing-that is, the contention that it is
all somehow out-of-date. Its theme is the
vast difference between selfish, limited
love and a perfect, generous love. The
portrayal of an imperfect marriage, based
not on the right kind of love but on tem-
porary passion, physical beauty, and greed,
is not likely to become dated as long as it
remains easy to stumble from the illusion
of love to the certitude of bitter hatred.
The revelation of Allmers and Rita to
themselves and one another builds up al-
most unbearably throughout the three
acts. At the end they find their hearts
opening for the first time to a wholly un-
selfish feeling for others when they look
with something like love at the rough vil-
lage boys playing on the edge of the fjord
beneath their home. After this they are
able to raise to the top of the flag-pole
the flag which has been at half-mast in
memory of the death of their own crippled
son, little Eyolf: a death which they have
unconsciously willed and which they have
been expiating in remorse.
The production has been directed by
Strowan Robertson, with Geraldine Millers
as dance director. It is easy to be put off
by the idea of having the play "danced,"
but in actual practice the dance movements
(which are merely a means of achieving a
stylization of movement) do not get in the
way except very rarely.
The attempt to give a fresh direction and
to suit the play to the conditions under
which it is produced have not been allowed
to submerge the words, the meaning: the
play itself is allowed to come out and make
its own effect.
-Herbert Barrows

WHILE THE TERRIBLE trio of George,
Elmo and Drew formulate their rumor-
founded predictions on the upcoming presi-
dential race, it might be well for the Am-
erican public to reflect soberly on the place-
ment of its collective vote.
How the voters will handle, the primar-
ies and the ensuing election is not a mat-
ter of guesswork. Human unpredictability
is a myth. People are easier to figure than
With a background of delving through the
"professional" opinions of capital "experts,"
analyzing historical trends and their rela-
tionship to established socio-psychological
principles and a certain contempt for the
scientific status quo, this writer believes he
can clarify the situation.
Regardless of how you are planning to
vote, the conclusions reached below reflect
the future prosperity of our nation insofar
as it is determined by White House directives
and intangible influence. You may change
your mind on the basis of these axioms, but
when you go to the polls, enough others will
have changed their minds on the opposite
side of the fence to balance your flexibility
within a .679 percent margin.
The foundation of the Presidential Pre-
ference Table is derived from the formu-
lae involved in Rudolph Flesch's Plain
Talk Theory, which measures the read-
ability of words, sentences and articles.
Presidential candidates may be rated on
the following scale:
1) Television personality. a) Poise on var-
iety shows (1.899); b) impression on gamb-
lers (minus .32); c) control of eyelids before
klieg lights (1.556).
2) Attitude toward State Department. a)
Number of luncheons with McCarthy (372.-
55); b) number of luncheons with Jessup
(minus .8); c) number of 42 point (or above)
headlines per week (73.9).
3) Statements in books, articles, etc. a)
Gaps between opinions expressed Dec. 6,
1941, and Dec. 7, 1941 (0.0); b) publishers'
political activities (947.3298); c) punctua-
tion (327.56).
4) Lending of features to caricature, a)
Complexion (3489.08); b) Size of feet (.08-
359); c) Honesty of eyes (22.2275)
5) "Private" life, a). Number of children
named "Honey Bear" (35792378471.98); b)
Number of wives named Martha (45.2); c)
Number of poker-playing brothers (273.59).
Briefly, the popularity of the candidates
with those who actually vote can be rough-
ly determined by the difference between
the score in any three of the five categor-
ies and 3.7 with the sub-score average
multiplied by the poll tax (in cents) in the
state where registered minus .2.
This calculation is then divided by .3 times
the nearest digit to the number of depen-
dents. Those voting for the first time should
add 3.5 to their score before division.
After setting up the candidates in order,
the first and second should be interchanged
if their score varies by more than 85.7 per-
cent. Drop the last candidate and put the
third from the bottom in the vice-presiden-
tial slot with the new man at the top of the
If the ticket thus established is person-
ally repugnant, use a calculating machine
for the rest of the figuring.
Do this with all major parties. Then pair
off the Democratic and Republican tickets
on opposite sides of a large sheet of paper.
Add the scores of each duo. The lower of
the two will be elected.
Try this backwards. The answer will still
come out Eisenhower.
-Barnes Connable
Architecture Auditorium
A ROYAL SCANDAL with Tallulah Bank-
head and William Eythe.
O BE THE queen of comedy and a great
actress and Catherine the Great requires
more than ordinary talent; Tallulah, for all

her critics, has plenty of it.
This film has been around a few years
-enough for television to have made use
of it-and like its star has stood the test
of time. The story is rather standard, but
the witty dialogue and excellent cast put
the picture far above most royal comedies.
Tallulah's Catherine is a selfish, pampered
autocrat, whose word is law-when she keeps
it. Her favorite pastime is "sponsoring"
handsome young men and elevating them
to the rank of commander of the palace
What happens when one of these, Wil-
liam Eythe, falls in with a group of revo-
lutionaries (typical stage properties in
any story of a Russian monarch) provides
the material for a very engaging farce.
The picture comes with a ready supply of:
Tallulah temper tantrums, Tallulah tears,1
and Tallulah "dahlings."
-Tom Arp
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The Daily welcomes communications from Its readers on matters et
general interest, and will publish all letters which are signed by the writer
and in good taste. Letters exceeding 300 words in length. defamatory or
libelous letters, and letters which for any reason are not in good taste will
be condensed, edited or withheld from publication at the discretion of the

Editor's Note ...
To the Editor:
WHEN the editors of the Daily,I
without any warning that it
was just a "joke," inserted a delib-
erate lie into the "Editor's Note"4
accompanying the fiction entitled
"I Killed the President," they were
striving to create the impression
that the glorification of hatred
and sadistic violence is regular
fare in Soviet literature-striving
to squelch the idea that the peo-
ples of the Soviet Union and the
people of the United States can get
along together peacefully.
In the Soviet Union the publica-
tion of incitements to war and
violence is a criminal act punish-
able by law. Whether or not we
regard this as an infringement up,.
on the freedom of the press, it is
evident that such a law gives a
better indication of the temper of
the Soviet peoples than the fic-
tions of the editors of the Daily.
--David R. Luce
*Wi *
I ar itNorial ...

Anti-War Editorial -. -
To the Editors:
C WOULD LIKE to compliment
Rich Thomas on his excellent
and novel editorial "I Killed the
President." It is, in my way of
thinking, the most effective cri-
ticism to date of the sanguinary
war propaganda that Colliers and
friends have put out. Mere argu-
ment would not have been enough.
Often the shock of witnessed bru-
tality is the only way of making
people realize just how horrible
brutality is. I think Mr. Thomas'
editorial really made us sit up and
take notice of what is going on
around us. Perhaps now we will
not be such passive receptacles for
-Sheila Davis
* * *
Judy Coed" . .
To the Editor:
IN REGARD to the letter to the
editor concerning Judy Co-ed,
Jan. 15, 1952, we the undersigned
being bona fide employees of
Alice Crocker Lloyd Hall do here-

University of Michigan
January 21 - January 31, 1952
NOTE: For courses having both lectures and recitations, the time
of class is the time of the first lecture period of the week; for
courses having recitations only, the time of the class is the time
of the first recitation period. Certain courses will be examined at
special periods as noted below the regular schedule. 12 o'clock
classes, 4 o'clock classes, 5 o'clock classes and other "irregular"
classes may use any examination period provided there is no
conflict (or one with conflicts if the conflicts are arranged for
by the "irregular" classes).
Each student should receive notification from his instructor
as to the time and place of his examination. In the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts, no date of examination may
be changed without the consent of the Committee on Examina-
tion Schedules.
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(at 10 Friday, Jan. 25 9-12
TUESDAY (at 11 Monday, Jan. 28 9-12
(at 1 Thursday, Jan. 31 2-5
(at 2 Thursday, Jan. 24 9-12
(at 3 Saturday, Jan. 26 2-5
These regular examination periods have precedence over any
special period scheduled concurrently. Conflicts must be ar-
ranged for by the instructor of the "special" class.
English 1, 2 Monday, Jan. 21 2-5
Psychology 31 Monday, Jan. 21' 2-5
Sociology-Psychology 62 Monday, Jan. 21 2-5
French, 1, 2, 11, 12, 31, 32, 61, 62 Tuesday, Jan. 22 2-5
Speech 31, 32 Tuesday, Jan. 22 2-5
Spanish 1, 2 Wednesday, Jan. 23 2-5
German 1, 2, 11, 31 Wednesday, Jan. 23 2-5
Russian 1 Wednesday, Jan. 23 2-5
Mathematics 6 Thursday, Jan. 24 9-12
Zoology 1 Friday, Jan. 25 2-5
Chemistry 1, 3, 21 Saturday, Jan. 26 2-5
Sociology 51, 54, 90 Tuesday, Jan. 29 2-5
Political Science 1 Tuesday, Jan. 29 2-5
Economics 51, 52, 53, 54, 153 Wednesday, Jan. 30 2-5
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any neces-
sary changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any neces-
sary changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
Individual examinations by appointment will be given for all
applied music courses (individual instruction) elected for credit
in any unit of the University.. For time and place of examina-
tions, see bulletin board of the School of Music.
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any neces-
sary changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any neces-
sary changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board,
College of Engineering
January 21 to January 31, 1952
NOTE: For courses having both lectures and quizzes, the
time of class is the time of the first lecture period of the week;
for courses having quizzes only, the time of class is the time of
the first quiz period.
Certain courses will be examined at special periods as noted
below the regular schedule. All cases of conflicts between as-
signed examination periods must be reported for adjustment.
See bulletin board outside of Room 3209 East Engineering Build-
ing between January 7th and January 12th for instruction.
To avoid misunderstandings and errors each student should re-
ceive notification from his instructor of the time and place of his
appearance in each course during the period January 21st to
January 31st.
No date of examination may be changed without the consent,
of the Classification Committee.


Tuesday, Jan. 29
Monday, Jan. 21
Wednesday, Jan. 23
Saturday, Jan. 26
Monday, Jan. 28
Thursday, Jan. 31
Thursday, Jan. 24



To the Editor: I by grant, devise and convey all
1HE ARTICLE "I Killed the five hundred Judys to said Robert
President" by Rich Thomas can Gilmore Russel, Jr., and we guar-
only contribute to war hysteria, antee their intellectual receptivity,
confuse the issues, and place ob- social grace, and companionship
stacles in the way of achieving on a level which we are sure you
peace. will appreciate. May you receive
The effect of attributing this all your wishes and gain for your-
article to a non-existent Soviet self a wife and many little "Mich-
publication is to give the reader igan co-eds" all imbued of the
the impression that this is the qualities you mentioned.
type of literature being printed in -Edgar A. Hord, Robert Lee
the Soviet Union. Many Soviet and 11 others.
publications are available in the
library, but none of them contain
the sadism, indecency, and glori-
fication of killing which appeared "
in the Michigan Daily.
The Editor's Note represents the
article as Russia's answer to in-
flammatory fiction appearing in
the U.S., such as Collier's "War
Issue." The fact is, however, that
the Soviet Union, along with ther
United Nations, has lodged an offi-
cial condemnation with Collier's.l
But this article in the Michigan
Daily does not show up the vic- :i
iousness of Coller's. It is cut out
of the same cloth, and is exactly Sixty-Second Year
the kind of article which it is al- Edited and managed by students of
leged to be criticizing, the University of Michigan under the
A satire on Collier's, or on any authority of the Board of Control of
other war propaganda, would be Student Publications.
welcome. But the satire must not Editoral Staff
indulge in the vulgarity and blood- Chuck Elliott........Managing Editor
thirstiness which it is trying to Bob Keith...............City Editor
condemn. Such a statement as Leonard Greenbaum, Editorial Director
"He Eisenhower) had his arm vern Emerson ....,..Feature Editor
around a half naked woman," sinks Rc aTts ......,..Associate Editor
to the level of personal slander Bob vaughn ......,...Associate Editor
and gutter journalism. The re- Ted Papes ............Sports Editor
marks, "The horrible Eisenhower George Flint ...Associate Sports Editor
lived to see his entire family Jim Parker ... Associate Sports Editor
e t s h eJan James ..........Women's Editor
slaughtered," "Our submachine- Jo Ketelhut. Associate Women's Editor
guns spewed death," "blood spurt-
ed out on the grandchildren," etc., Business Staff
not only are revolting and inhu- Bob Miller ..........Business Manager
man thoughts to read, but also Gene Kuthy. Assoc. Business Manager
divert one's thoughts from peace, Charles Cuson ... Advertising Manager
divet oe'sthoghtsfro peceSally Fish ...........Finance Manager
and put us in a frame of mind Stu ward.........Circulation Manager
which concentrates on war, bru-
tality, and savagery. Telephone 23-24-1
If the Michigan Daily wishes to
acquaint the students with Soviet Member of The Associated Press
literature, it should publish the The Associated Press is exclusively
actual products of Soviet authors entitled to the use for republication
rather than a misleading falsifica- or all news dispatches credited to it or
ratherotherwise credited to this newspaper.
tion. All rights of republication of all other
-Ethel Schechtman matters herein are also reserved.-
Rosemary Euth Entered at the Post Office at Ann
Judy Smale Arbor, Michigan, as second-class mail
Valerie Cowen Subscription during regular school
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Time of Examination
Tuesday, January 29
Monday, January 21
Wednesday, January 23
Saturday, January 26
Monday, January 28
Thursday, January 31
Thursday, January 24
Wednesday, January 30
Tuesday, January 22
Friday, January 25
Monday, January 28
Thursday, January 31
Thursday, January 24
Saturday, January 26
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*Tuesday, January 22
*Wednesday, January 23
*Thursday, January 94
*Thursday, January 2
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rASHINGTON-fine unpleasant shadow
lurking over the Churchill-Truman
conversations is that American taxpayers
are to be called upon to pick up the tab for
the closing down of the Abadan oil refinery.
While this has not been spelled out in
so many words during the Churchill visit,
it remains a fact that the U.S. govern-
ment has been euchred into a position
where it is going to pay for British mis-
takes in Iran and the closing of an oil
refinery which produced 20 per cent of
all refined products outside the U.S.A.
Meanwhile, though the American people
do not realize it, the United States is help-
ing supply to the Anglo-Iranian oil com-
pany 500,000 barrels of refined oil products
daily in order to make up for the loss at

eign Petroleum Supply Committee, under
the sponsorship of the State Department and
the Interior Department, to step in and
make up the Iranian oil deficit.
Mossadegh happens to be a long and
courageous battler against Communism and
Russian influence. It was he who blocked
confirmation of the 1949 treaty between
Iran and Russia giving the Soviet power to
exploit oil in northern Iran. It was he also
who threw out the Russian puppet-rulers of
But steady efforts by the British to starve
out Iran have gradually driven Mossadegh
and the Iranian people toward the Russians.
Simultaneously, the economic crisis has in-
creased U.S. aid to Iran.

C.E. 1, 2, 4; Draw. 3; Eng.]
M.E. 136
Draw 2; E.E. 5; French
E.M. 1, 2; M.E. 82; Span.
Math 6
P.E. 11
Draw. 1; M.E. 135
Chem. 1, 3, 21; C.E. 21, 22
P.E. 31, 32, 131
Econ. 53, 54, 153
Evening, 12 o'clock, and "I
periods marked (*) provid


Irregular" classes may use any of the
ded there is no conflict.

At The Michigan.
Stewart, Marlene Dietrich and many good
English cinema people,
THIS IS ONE of those really Good pictures
that sneaks up on the unsuspecting film
fan with a minimum of hllvhn hut a max-

LeIhr sn ofit

The Professor
has gone awayf
A u-rvn'A^ r... '

WelWe anyway, you won't have
to worry about him anymore-



Think of the poor students
up there on Canis Minor-

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