PAGE POUR THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1953
By CRAWFORD YOUNG
Daily Managing Editor
IT MAY BE true that even Sen. McCarthy
can hang himself with a long enough
It is interesting to see for the first time
a large segment of the respected conserva-
tive Republicans seriously alienated by the
Senator's obstreperous tactics.
Sen. McCarthy's repertoire of indis-
criminate epithets was turned on the
heretofore sacrosanct conservatives-and
it stung. Sen. William Knowland (R-
Calif.), seldom accused of leftish tenden-
cies and second in command of the GOP
Senate forces, lept to his feet, flushed
with anger, to protest McCarthy's in-
sinuation that he had lied about the ma-
terial contained in the FBI files on Am-
bassador-designate to the Soviet Union
Charles E. Bohlen.
Sen. Charles Tobey (R-N.H.) also took
advantage of an opportunity the other day
to recall that the highly incriminating re-
port of the sub-committee which delved into
Sen. McCarthy's shady financial dealings is
now gathering dust.
And Sen. Robert Taft (R-Ohio) demon-
strated open contempt for the insulting sug-
gestion that Dulles be required to repeat
his testimony under oath.
It is perhaps too.much to hope that these
straws in the wind presage the end of the
* * * *
ONE CAN only admire the sheer persever-
ance demonstrated by the new admin-
istration in Mexico in attempting to rid
itself of its traditional corrupt practices.
Graft has become embedded in the Mexican
The law against "illegal enrichment,"
which provides that all government of-
ficials must submit comprehensive finan-
cial statements to the Attorney General
by April 4, has been in effect for almost
four months now. At first, the citizenry
snickered-laws against corruption clog
the files, have .never been enforced,
But the bureaucrats found that this time
President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines meant busi-
ness-and now two-thirds have complied.
Those who do not, face automatic dismissal
next week under the law. It will be inter-
esting to see whether an honest administra-
tion can overcome the entrenched dishonesty
of its bureaucracy.
E NCOURAGING signs also come from In-
do-China. The new republic has suc-
cessfully survived its first election, and
seems to be undergoing a moral regenera-
tion, with the aid of a more enlightened
'trench colonial policy.
The native Vietmanese army now num-
bers 150,000 men-and an expansion to
200,000 is planned for this year. The mili-
tary picture has been slowly improving, if
the press reports can be trusted."
It is difficult to establisri democratic self-
government while fighting for your life.
Stepped-up U.S. aid, the goal of the French
mission now in Washington, could well en-
sure continued progress in the pivot of
IN THE disillusioned '30's, Frank Capra
collected a few persisting hopes and
crystallized them into Mr. Deeds. Like those
hopes of miraculous rescue from the eco-
nomics bog in which this country was strug-
gling, Mr. Deeds is a thoroughly incredible,
but undoubtedly necessary illusion.
Gary Cooper plays the role of the small
town poet who suddenly inherits 20 mil-
lion dollars. Not a mere yokel from the
country, as the New York sophisticates
imagine him to be, Mr. Deeds sets about
initiating a private reform program. When
he attempts to force operatic prima don-
nas, investors, and pretentious intellectuals
tb take a more realistic view of themselves,
fail, he decides to chuck his entire for-
tune by distributing it among a group of
farmers who have lost their land, in the
economic crisis. For this incredible gen-
erosity, Mr. Deeds is suspected of insanity
and put on trial.
Amid the academic chuckles of his col-
leagues, a learned doctor pronounces Mr.
Deeds, maniac depressive. Two of Mr. Deeds
home town neighbors declare him "pixilated"
(i.e., balmy). But the farmers, Mr. Deeds
would-be beneficiaries, and Jean Arthur a
detoughened New York newspaper "gal"
know better. Their support encourages Mr.
Deed's to speak in his own defense and he is
cleared of the charges.
Gary Cooper's role here is somewhat
similar to his part in High Noon. He is
the individual outside the crowd. But un-
like the 1950 movie, in Mr. Deeds Goes
to Town the individual can still find sup-
port from the group. Perhaps the '30's were
basically more idealistic times than these,
in spite of the apparent discouragements.
Maybe there are a few too many senti-
mental speeches in this film, and a little too
much of Jean Harlow's surface acting. But
there is also much meaning, well disquised
in humorous dialogue and funny characters,
THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN The social rise of the young man follows,
WORLD, presented by the Arts Theatetr interrupted eventually, of course, by the ar-
Club rival of the father who has not been slain
LISTENING to the talk of the servant after all.
girls through a chink in the floor of his
edrooms Jogh iinton Synhe inr his yOrdinarily, this could be material for farce.
bedroom, John Millington Synge in his veryn
early life gained a somewhat celestial view Synge, however, has kept the mouths of his
of his countrymen. Throughout his fore- characters so full of words celebrating the
shortened, but brilliant, career as an Irish wonder and spirit of it all that the audience
playwright, he lost neither his childlike en- never has time to tempt the actors with their
laughter into a more extravagant presenta-
chantment with these people, nor yet his
upstairs-bedroom sense of godhood. "The tion. This kind of comedy must develop from
Playboy of the Western World" was the last the actors,tnotfromthechange of os-
fully completed play that he wrote; it ep- tumes or the color of props. Although less
resents the maturity of his talent as a enterprising than productions like the
poet along with those other gifts which were Club's "Much Ado" which came off so well,
peculiar to Synge. good character comedy is something very
The Arts Theater Club has produced Although few of the actors demonstrat-
this play, the third in their spring series, ed any really inspired gift for comedy, the
conservatively, but with full appreciation
of what is valuable in the play. Their show performances were good. Tresa Hughes, a
newcomer, captured the native moxie of
is low-key but well-integrated. The per- Pegeen Mike, the pubkeeper's daughter,
formances are modest, rather than stri- and looks like a fine addition. Gerald
dent. The concentration of direction was .adsieati ead himelf
on a careful blending of the roles, casting well, starting slow like the production,
the spell of the time and the place of but winning his spurs with full fury later.
which the dramatist wrote. The husband- by
ing of the inherent value of "setting" Ken Rosen, as Old Mahon, did his best
which was gambled in the first two offkr- Club job to date in a role something like
ings this spring made it an unsurprising his engaging Finian in the Student Players'
production, but one considerably better "Finian's Rainbow." Lee Henry, who almost
anchored than 'either "Much Ado" or stole "Oedipus" with one speech, was fine
"Oedipus" again, and easily the best-looking Irishman.
Beth Laikin did a neat change of pace with
Primarily, of course, "The Playboy" is a the Widow Quin, and John Devoe was prop-
comedy. A satire on the traditional native erly sorrowful, but maybe too sympathetic.
veneration of courage and daring, it de- Len Rosenson's director was considered
picts quite simply the arrival of a young above; he did not make as much of the
man in a strange village where he is re- recorded music or of Hermon Baker's charm-
garded as only an unsavory vagabond until ingly cluttered set as he might have. But
he reveals the dramatic story of how he he has turned out a very good show.
murdered his father. This arouses the awe
and admiration of the entire community. -Bill Wiegand
Student Inter-Artks Festival
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'Zing a Little Long' . .
To the Editor:
IT IS the traditional practice
of generally respected insti-
tutions to have a song.
I suggest that the House Un-
American Activities Committee
title its song from a phrase-Zing
A Little Zong To Me-of a cur-
rently popular song. The melody
MATTER OF FACT
By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP
WASHINGTON-The strange case of Charles E. Bohlen has high-
lighted several ugly things about the American government. One
of these is the kind of stuff that gets into government security files.
Senator Joseph R. McCarthy hastily lied his way out of this
side of his- case at the last moment, declaring that he had never
opposed Bohlen's confirmation as Ambassador to Moscow on se-
curity grounds. Only a few days earlier, when asked if he re-
garded Bohlen as a security risk, McCarthy characteristically
declared "That's putting it too weak."
McCarthy further hinted that he had heard all about the Bohlen
security file from his friend, the new State Department Security Offi-
cer, R. W. Scott McLeod. What the Senator says must always be
doubted. Yet it seems to be established that McLeod was genuinely
guilty, in this instance, of leaking some sort of poisonous story to
Senator Taft has now supplied the appropriate commentary on
the Bohlen security file. One of the very few items unfavorable to
Bohlen was a letter from a State Department stenographer who
claimed that she had felt her "sixth sense" sending out alarm signals
on the one brief occasion when she had taken dictation from Bohlen.
Far from being inserted in a high officer's security file, this
sort of sick-minded poison pen letter ought to have caused a
security investigation of the writer. But as these reporters happen
to be able to testify, the method of compiling security files can
be a bit odd, :at times.
These reporters have a brother, John de Koven Alsop by name,
who seems to them as good a security risk as you could wish. In
wartime he was an O.S.S. parachutist, jumping behind the enemy
lines in both France and China. In China, he led an anti-Commun-
ist, anti-Japanese guerrilla group, and had a price put on the head
of "the huge American with the mustache" by both sets of enemies.
In peacetime, he is a Connecticut Republican-he served as vice-
chairman of the Connecticut Eisenhower movement before the last
Republican convention. He was already a Republican member of the
Connecticut Legislature when he agreed to apply for a temporary
reserve civilian status in intelligence work, some years ago
The application was refused, on security grounds. With great
difficulty, the reasons were ascertained. They consisted of reports
by two government security agents. The first agent had not got the
name quite right. He had first invented a new personality, "John de
Koven." He had then included, under "derogatory information," the
claim that this non-existent citizen was "probably the brother or
close relative" of another Mr. de Koven who had, it seems, been a
member of Henry A. Wallace's Progressive party.
The second agent had at least got the name right. As his
derogatory information he noted accurately that John de Koven
Alsop was "probably the brother or close relative" of Joseph and
Stewart Alsop. He added darkly that Joseph and Stewart Alsop
were listed in the files of the House Un-American Activities
Committee, as the authors of a Saturday Evening Post article,
"Will the C.I.O. Kick the Commies Out?" All the second agent
omitted was the not altogether meaningless fact that this was a
profoundly anti-Communist article. The House committee was
using it as helpful source material on the Communist danger in
the labor movement.
By shameless influence, brother John was cleared. By the same
method, one of these reporters narrowly escaped detention on the
Gripsholm, when checked for se--
curity on his return from a Jap-
anese prison camp. He was stern-
ly accused of having joined the
British army. Sharp suspicions
were aroused by his bewildered in-
sistence that he had been a mem-
ber of General C. L. Chennault's
"Flying Tigers," which were mark- 'Sixty-Third Yea
edly non-British. Actually, his Edited-nhimnYead
brother and present partner had Edited and managed bystudents Of
broter ad pesen patnerhadthe University of Michigan under the
indeed joined a British infantry authority of the Board in Control of
regiment, having been repeatedly Student Publications.
rejected by all the American ser-
vices on medical grounds, but this Editorial Staff
fact had not filtered through to Crawford Young...... Managing Editor
the Japanese prison camp. Barnes onnable.........City Editor
The day was barely saved, and Cal Samra . .. Editora Director
the suspected one permitted to Zander Hollander....... Feature Editor
set foot on his native shores, by Sid Klaus.......Associate City Editor
tthe intervention of a highy Harland Britz.........Associate Editor
tv a ly Donna Hendleman....Associate Editor
placed friend. Apparently a Ed Whipple...... .......Sports Editor
special government agent had John Jenks..... Associate Sports Editor
found it impossible to disting- Dick Sewell.Associate Sports Editor
t uih btwee tw ciizen ofthe Lorraine Butler ..... Women's Editor
ush teraenwctie the extrem Mary Jane Mills, Assoc. Women's Editor
same surname, in the extremely Don Campbell .... Chief Photographer
esmall town of Avon, Conn. ________________
Two such incidents in a single
family at least suggest that the Business Staff
existing security system is not Al Green.............Business Manager
foolproof. The letter from the Milt Goetz......Advertising Manager
stenographer with the "sixth miane Johnston....Assoc. Business Mgr.
sense" further suggests that in ady Loehnberg. Finance Manag
-arean Hann.Circulation Manager
some respects the system is plain
foolish. The F.B.I. cannot properly Telephone 23-24-1
be blamed. It does not do the
whole job-it had no part in Member of The Associated Press
J brother John's case-and it is The Associated Press is exclusively
ridiculously overburdened as a re- entitled to the use for republication of
sult of security-mania. Yet it is all news dispatches credited to it or
in order to consider some sensible otherwise credited to this newspaper.
reform of the security system. And All rights of republication of all other
- it is certainly not in order to hand matters herein are also reserved.
over raw security files to people Entered at the Post Office at Ann
a like Senator McCarthy, or o any- Arbor. Michigan, as second-class mal
d lie Snato Mcarth, o to ny-matter.
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THE FIFTH ANNUAL Inter-Arts Festival
opened on an auspicious and encouraging
note last night with a concert of chamber
music by student composers. The new Audi-
torium "A" in Angell Hall was further proven
acoustically the most desirable place for this
medium on campus. The program was fol-
lowed by a discussion of the composers and
performers, which was ably led by Mr. Homer
The works performed included "Four
Pieces for Brass Quartet and Tympani"
by David Tice; "Three Songs" from James
Joyce's "Chamber Music," and a "Short
Sonata" for piano by Fred Coulter; "Suite
for Unaccompanied Cello" by William
Doppmann; and "Suite for Brass Quartet"
by Alexander Smith.
Paul Willwerth, Donald Haas, Leslie
Bassett and Paul Wallace comprised the
brass quartet, and their fine sense of en-
semble and amazing technique added great-
ly to the enjoyment of the two compositions
they presented. Mr. Tice played the tympani
in his work, which was musically the most
interesting. He makes intriguing uses of
rhythms and syncopations, but performance-
wise was unable to integrate the kettle-
drums with the quartet. Perhaps a tympan-
ist less vitally involved in the whole produc-
tion would be more successful.
Mr. Coulter's music was characterized
by ingratiating lyricism, and his songs
seemed especially worth repeated hear-
ings. The sonata was slightly reminiscent
of the style of Milhaud in its frequent use
of doubled running octaves. Camilla Hel-
ler's virtuoso performance of Mr. Dopp-
mann's daring cello suite minimized its
extreme technical difficulty and brought
out the pleasing musical qualities of the
work, which demonstrates an intimate
knowledge of the possibilities of the in-
It was interesting to learn that only the
Smith work was composed by a student on
the graduate level, the reminder having been
done by freshmen and sophomores, some be-
fore their composers' admission to Michigan.
Many of those who joined in the discussion
remarked, and I concur, that the difference
was noticeable. But the difference was not
one of quality. Rather. it was discernible in
the freshness and spontaneity of the younger
composers' music. There is every justifica-
tion for ekpecting even more wonderful
work from them, and the Inter-Arts Union
deserves high commendation for helping
bring this music to the public. I look for-
ward with excited expectation to the other
activities of this week-end festival.
GUIDE TO THE GERMANS, by Prof.
James K. Pollock, University of Mich-
igan, and Homer Thomas.
THE ANNUAL student art exhibit is now
to be seen in Alumni Memorial Hall, as
part of the fifth annual Inter-Arts Festi-
val going on this week. The works besides
being , enjoyable in themselves, are enjoy-
able also as evidence, that "things can be
done and are being done on campus." They
may stimulate one also to think about such
matters as how the artist can expand and
heighten the creative aspects of a com-
munity; and also how the artist can over-
come the particular obstacles of a milieu,
how he must fight whatever illnesses big
and small are around to which he is liable to
Among such obstacles is a struggle with
which university students in general are
beset. This may be considered in terms of
conflict between the past and the present,
between the traditional and the untried
forms, between the authority of the mast-
ers with their wisdoms, and the inscrutable
content of the present. Yet the artist must
do more than try to bridge the gap be-
tween yesterday and today. He must de-
fend himself against prejudice and hos-
tility. He finds himself forced to defend
"modern art," to justify his every work,
especially if they are departures from
something "anthologized." He must be
aware also of the instructor's eye, and
the requirement that he demonstrate his
knowledge of the styles of the past in his
work, his personal competence in using
the standard techniques, as well as to be
able to go ahead on his own project. ,
Most of the works in the Alumni Mem-
orial exhibit are individual and creditable.
I have picked out for my own catalogue sev-
eral which I thought outstanding. Not in
the order of prefererce, they are these:
City, by Jamie Ross; Metro, and also Still
Life, by Frinta; and two drawings by Rei-
zian; Circus Child and Greta Lowy, by Pick;
Spooks-Wedemeyer; Painting-Dixon; Au-
gury of Good Fortune-Owsley; Small Per-
son-Pickle; The Searchers, and Woodcut,
by Conkey; Birds and Fog, by Stu Ross;
Celestial Impressions-Fineman; Life Draw-
ing-Rush; Driftwood-Hyman; and the
sculpture, Cow, by Winston.
Also rewarding is the display of ceramics,
the panel of jewelry, the various media of
sculpture, and the two mobiles.
As to the defects of the exhibit, they
are almost those to be expected. The
problems of "modernism" needless to say,
are not solved at this exhibit. If it is no
longer a priori bad to be avant-guard, the
easiest way to be so sometimes appears
to be to imitate other avant-guard art-
ists. The problem of raised eyebrows by
the spectators is still there, and one ap-
parently easy way of escaping censure is
to prepare smooth and elegant surfaces
-one layer deep. In this day of competi-
tion and an abundance of painters, he
who can do so is tempted to exhibit in
broad daylight his competence in the
mechanics and the means of painting;
this detracts sometimes from the end re-
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These broadcasts, which will be can also be used. The love lyrics
from 9:30 to 10:00, are open to will have to be changed, however.
all candidates for all all-campus Perhaps one of your talented staff
posts. These broadcasts are avail- (or one of your readers) can fur-
able to any candidate regardless nish such lyrics as the occasion
of sex or residence affiliation. requires.
Anyone who is interested fn tak- --- E. R. Karr
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SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 1953
Vol. LXII, No. 123
Seniors and Graduate Students in En-
gineering, Physics, Chemistry, and
Mathematics. A recruiting team of sci-
entists and engineers, representing Navy
and National Bureau of Standards re-
search and development laboratories in
California, will conduct a group meet-
ing on Mon.. Mar. 30, at 7 p.m. in Room
1042 East Engineering 35 mm. slides
will be shown. Interviews will be held
on Tues. and Wed., Mar 31 and Apr. 1,
in the following departments: Aero, E.
E., and Civil Engineering, Engineer-
ing Physics, and Chemistry.
Seniors and Graduate Students in
Engineering, Mathematics and Physics.
Mr. Gibbons from the National Ad-
visory Committee for Aeronautics in
Cleveland, Ohio, will conduct a group
meeting Mon. Mar. 30, at 5 p.m. in 1042
East Engineering for all interested in
employment with the company. Enter-
views will be held on Tues., Mar. 31.
In the M.E. Dept. and the Chem-Met.
Dept., and on Wed., April 1, in the
Sports and Dance Instruction for
Women. Women students who have
completed their physical education re-
quirement may register as electives in
sports and dance classes on Mon., Tues.,
and Wed. mornings, Mar. 30, 31, and
April 1, in Barbour Gym.
' glue Cress Group Hospitalization,
Medical and Surgical Service. During
the period from Mar. 30 through Apr.
17, the University Personnel Office Ad-
ministration Bldg.) will accept new
applications as well as requests for
changes in contracts now in effect.
These new applications and changes be-
come effective June 5, with the first
payroll deduction on May 31.
After Apr. 17, no new applications or
changes can be accepted until Oct.,
Doctoral Examination for Thomas Si-
mon Cohn, Psychology; thesis: "Factors
Related to Scores on the F (Predisposi-
tion to Fascism) Scale," Mon., Mar. 30,
6625 Haven Hall, at 10 a.m. Chairman,
W. J. McKeachie.
underwent a serious operation), at the
first May Festival concert. He will play
the Chopin Concerto No. 1 in E minor,
for Piano and Orchestra, which was last
presented in the Choral Union Series
by Eugen d'Albert and the Boston Sym-
phony Orchestra in 1892.
The same program will include the
Midwest premiere of Prokofieff's last
Symphony, No. 7, which will be given
its American premiere in Philadelphia
late in April. Mr. Ormandy and the
orchestra will also include Brahms
"Academic Festival" Overture.
A limited number of tickets are
available, at $1.54 $2.00, and $2.50, at
the offices of the University Musical
Society in Burton Memorial Tower.
May Festival Supplement. It is re-
spectfully suggested to students and
others that, after reading Sunday'a
May Festival music supplement, the
copy be sent on to some friends or
acquaintances who may be interested
Inter-Arts Union. Bill of three stu
dent works: Dance Suite by William
Doppmann: "The date He and She,"a
play by Robert Rice: and "Adam and
Eve and the Devil," an opera by Kar
Magnuson. Schloring Auditorium o
University High School at 8 p.m.
SL announces the following addition
to the Candidate's Open House for Sun.
2:30-3:30 p.m., Sigma Phi Epsilon, 73
S. state, Informal
6:30-7:30 p.m., Betsy Barbour. Infor
Candidates may call Tom Ricketts t
speak at the Phi Kappa Tau House, an
call Louise Olmsted at the Delta Gamma
House to speak there.
The Chinese Students Club will have
a masquerade party at Rackhan
Building at 8:30 p.m. All those wh
are interested are cordially invited.
Congregational Disciples Guild. Grad
uate-Professional Group will meet 'a
the Guild House, for a discussion or
"The Afrikaners Point of View in the
South African Race Conflict."
S.R.A. Lunch and Discussion at Lane
Hall, 12:15 noon. Student led discus-
sion, "The Scope of Religion for the
Inter-Arts Union. Program of poetry
and fiction reading, Round-up Room o
the League, 2:30 p.m. Coffee will be
served to readers and audience.
Frosh Weekend. The Blue Team Tick
et Committee will meet at 1 p.m. toda
in the conference room at the League
Tt is imnnrtnt that all memhers at
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