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PAGE FOUR

THE MICUIGAA DAILt

SUNDAY, kkBKkJA$Y 27, 1956

PAGE FOUR ~UNI)AY, HWRUARY 27, ~

EMERGES FROM NEUTRALITY:
Middle East Cautiously
Aligns With the West

THE RECENTLY-SIGNED Turkish-Iraqi Mu-
tual Defense Pact ought not be considered
lightly, for in its inception it links one of the
more powerful of the Arab League countries
with an ally of the United States.
For many years this country has been trying
to establish an effective collective security or-
ganization in the Middle East. However, the
Arab League, since its foundation in 1945, has
chosen to remain neutral in the struggle be-
tween East and West, and any type of defense
arrangement involving, or sponsored by, a
Western power has been objected to.
During the last century, Egypt was consid-
ered the spokesman of the West in the Middle
East because of her relation to Great Britain,
At the same time, Turkey, through the Otto-
man Empire, was thought of as an integral part
of the Arab area. However, now the two have
traded places. Egypt has gradually rid the
country of the British, and now considers her-
self an integral part of the Arab world, while
Turkey has taken a turn to the West.
Egypt is also the leading and most powerful
member of the Arab League and the organi-
zation's policy of neutrality has been mainly
through her effort.
However, in completing negotiations with
Turkey, Iraq links herself to a country which is
not only a member of the North Atlantic Treaty

Organization, but also of the Balkan Alliance
(with Greece and Yugoslavia) and a mutual
defense treaty with Pakistan.
ON JAN. 22, Egypt called a meeting of the
Arab League in Cairo for the express pur-
pose of discussing the proposed Turkish-Iraqi
treaty. However, she made the mistake of not
sounding out her allies before the gathering, for
at the conference many of the member na-
tions were more agreeable to the action of Iraq
than Egypt had anticipated.
Egypt threatened to withdraw from the
Arab League and set up a new Middle East
mutual defense organization excluding nations
which did not agree with her. Nevertheless,
when a vote was taken, only Saudi Arabia voted
with Egypt, the other countries agreeing with
Iraq in varying degrees.
In addition, during the past few months both
Turkey and Pakistan have been working to-
ward incorporating into their alliance the eight
other Moslem states of the Middle East-Egypt,
Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Saudi Ara-
bia and Yemen.
Thus indications show that the previously im-
pervious Middle East area is emerging from her
ten-year neutrality shell by gradually, but cau-
tiously, aligning herself with the West.
-Louise Tyor

DRAMA REVIEW

PRESENTING a bill of one-act plays as a
substitute for the usual three-act fare pro-
vided audiences is never a daring enterprise
for producers since in general, problems can be
dealt with in watertight compartments. The
interpretation which you try in the first act
does not come up to plague you in the third.
The third establishment of one consistent
mood is usually enough to sustain even the
most complicated of these short pieces. The ma-
jor effort in programming, consequently, is
centered around achieving a variety in the bill
which will presumably offer something to ev-
erybody. As a result, one act bills seldom pro-
vide either outstandingly rewarding or out-
standingly disappointing evenings. They are
neither organized as a group sufficiently to
sustain any coherent impact, nor are they elab-
orately delineated enough to get bogged down
In tedium.
The programming of the current Dramatic
Arts Center bill of "A Phoenix Too Frequent"
and "The Boor" offers, however, a little differ-
ent kind of approach. Both plays presented
are comedies; both concentrate on describing
the human being as."attitude;" and both deal
generally with the same "issue": the fidelity of
mourning widows. Both plays find, of course,
that the deceased's team goes on plowing very
quickly after he is thin and pine. Hence, the
playgoer gets continuity, rather than diversity
for his money. He does, that is, if the essential
difference in point of view between the two
comedies is properly exploited; he gets a rec-
ognizable point-counterpoint effect that makes
the two plays together mean just a little more
than they mean separately.
THIS, at any rate, must have been the Cen-
ter's idea in selecting two such similar plays.
In execution, the plan has come out less per-
fectly than it might have. The fault, I think,
lies largely in the direction of "The Boor,"
which was allowed to become a burlesque tour-
de-force instead of an essentially "realistic"
comedy with shrewd character sense. "The
Boor," in other words, is played for the same
kind of response that Jackie Gleason plays for,
and, although I would not quarrel that it is
funny at moments, the style has prevented the
natural integration of the two plays into what
I think it was possible for them to achieve.
What "The Boor" can provide is simply this:
it can make a character out of Smirnov by
decreasing his range, by making his soliloquies
something more than snide asides to the audi-
ence. It can make Madame Popova a character
simply by emphasizing her jealous determina-
tion to remain loyal to a husband who was un-
faithful to her when he was alive; instead she
is hardly more than a prop, a hoity-toity lady
of Charlie Chaplin comedy who wrestles with
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her intruder, but ends up in foot-wiggling em-
brace with him on the Restoration divan.
All these things were important to Chekhov.
Important to Stanislavsky, his director, and
should have been also important to the Dra-
matic Arts Center. Although the actors, James
Coco, Rica Martens, and Ralph Drischell were
effective in the broadest sense of the word, bur-
lesqueing the production left the play deriving
its force from the inter-acting dynamics of
stereotypes. Since irony, the impulse of the
Fry play, derives also from stereotype, "The
Boor" seemed simply an inferior afterthought
instead of the fulfilling additional dimension to
the evening, which it might have been.
-William Wiegand

*

*

*

IN ORDER to suggest that humanity has at
times spent too much time brooding over its
stark and moribund phoenix, Christopher Fry
presents us with a lively one-act play about
three lesser, but decidedly more lively birds:
one would classify them roughly as a magpie,
a peacock, and a bantam rooster.
The peacock, Dynamene, is a widow-woman
of some unspecified Graeco-Roman era who
has decided to prove her love. for her deceased
husband by pining to death in his tomb. The
magpie is her maid-servant, Doto, who shares
the funereal vigil partly through sheer devoted-
ness and partly through weltschmerz. And the
bantam rooster is Tegeus, a soldier assigned to
guarding six bodies recently hung in the ceme-
tery, who wanders in to pass the time of night
with Doto and stays to fall in love with Dyna-
mene, smitten with her beauty and the mag-
nificence of her plan for rejoining her husband
across the Styx.
'BY SETTING the play "somewhere in antiqui-
ty" Fry procures a number of advantages.
Not only does he gain access to a concept and
an imagery of death which is rich and strange,
but when he feels inclined he can spoof it gaily,
as he perhaps could not if his persona were
Christians looking forward to a Christian cross-
ing into a Christian Heaven. The characters
are not, of course, historically "authentic" (in
the Hollywood research department sense).
Part of the fun is in watching Fry lay the his-
torical makeup on them without obscuring
their modernity.
As verse, the play makes a wild contrast to
the ascetic poetry in the last DAC production,
"The Cocktail Party." Fry's verse is antic, ir-
regular, and has quite a self-conscious pride in
being verse at all. Its redundancies and verbos-
ities hardly ever seem tiresome, however: an
exuberance over life such as this play has de-
mands and equally exuberant language with
which to celebrate it.
Irma Hurley, in the role of Dynamene, gives
what seemed to me her best performance this
season. She has dignity enough to be mourning
to death for a husband, and coquetry enough to
accept "a little wine" and a little life from Te-
geus. Rica Martens, as Doto, does very well as
low comic of the piece. Her Cockney reflections
on the nether world, ("all shaypes of shaypes
and all shaydes of shaydes") are smooth and
funny. She is quite up to being the comic
"Earthmother," the lusty spring of animal spir-
its which the role demands of her. Ralph
Drischell, cunningly got up in golden curls, is
anything but tedious in the role of Tegeus.
One of the best things about this play was
the way in which the wine that's passed around
seems to be real wine; not, as in T. S. Eliot,
the sacramental libation or the social cocktail.
As Doto says, "It tastes like grapes." So does
the whole play, one finds, taste like grapes. I
like grapes.
-Bob Holloway
Quad Memo
MEMO TO all quad Cheese Petitioners':
Financial report-fiscal year ending June,
1954, athletic program receipts (not including
football): $228,573.
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DREW PEARSON:
Johnston
Wonders
Whodunnit
WASHINGTON-Sen. Olin John-
ston is a South Carolina gen-
tleman who exudes charm and
cordiality as gracefully as he drops
the "r's" in conversation-until
you rub him the wrong way. Then
you have a, cyclone on your hands.
Johnston is a potent influence
in postal matters because he is
Chairman of the Senate Post Of-
fice Committee. But for some time
he has been harboring a peeve
against one of Eisenhower's lead-
ing cabinet members, Postmaster
General Arthur Summerfield.
According to the Capital grape-
vine, Summerfield vetoed an invi-
tation that was to be extended to
Democrat Johnston to attend the
Postmasters' Annual Convention
in Philadelphia last year. In fact,
Summerfield is reported to have
served notice on the Postmasters:
"If you invite Senator Johnston to
address the convention, I won't be
there."
Naturally Johnston heard all
this and after a recent hearing by
the Post Office and Civil Service
Committee, he decided to have it
out with the Postmaster General.
Backing Summerfield into a cor-
ner, Johnston bluntly inquired:
"I would like to straighten out
these rumors. Did you or didn't
you blackball me from being in-
vited to the Postmasters' conven-
tion last year?"
Summerfield acted as though he
had been suddenly crowned with
a mail sack filled with copies of
the agricultural yearbook. He sput-
tered, cleared his throat and in-
dignantly replied:
"Somebody has misinformed you,
Senator. That story is a lot of pop-
pycock. I didn't say I would stay
from the convention if you were
invited. But I did request the right
to look over the text of your speech
in advance, if you were invited. I
couldn't see anything wrong about
that. It's done all the time in
Washington. It would have been
very embarrasing to President Eis-
enhower if I was on the same plat-
form with you if you teed off on
his Administration."
The South Carolina Senator is
still dubious about one point. He
was slated to be invited to the con-
vention in Philadelphia-speech or
no speech-and somebody at the
Post Office Department nixed it
at the last minute. If it wasn't
Summerfield, he would like to
know who it was. -
-MERRY-GO-ROUND-
ATTORNEY General Brownell
complains privately that auto-
graph hunters often mistake him
for another bald-headed man-
Adlai Stevenson .. . The Demo-
crats are laying for Vice-President
Nixon when he returns from the
Caribbean. They are preparing a
barrage of speeches, blasting him
for being a silk-glove McCarthy
* . . The promise of Democratic
Senate leader Lyndon Johnson
that killing the Dixon-Yates con-
tract would be his first order of
business in the new Congress has
been unfulfilled . . . Sen. Herbert
Lehman shelled out $5,000 from his
own pocket to pay experts who
helped him prepare a complete re-
vision of the McCarran-Walter
Immigration Act.... U.S. Ambas-
sador Douglas Dillon is ill and has
decided to resign as envoy to
France. Dillon returned to Paris a
few months ago after an operation

in the U.S.A,, but unfortunately he
is not recuperating as well as ex-
pected. Prediction: the next U.S.
Ambassador to France will be
glamorous Clare Boothe Luce .. '
Marshal Tito told the American
Embassy after Stalin's death that
neither Malenkov nor Beria would
be able to rule Russia long. His
latest view is that Khrushchev
won't last more than a year as the
Russian strongman. He'll be re-
placed, predicts Tito, by Marshal
Zhukov and an army coalition.
-CAPITAL NEWS CAPSULES-
SLEEPY AIR BASE-Our giant
North African air base, Ben-
guerir, was caught woefully off
guard recently by a test alert . .
It took three hours to assemble
enough pilots at the base to put
planes in the air ... If this had
been a real enemy attack, the base
would have been wiped out before
the pilots arrived. Reason: the
pilots live several miles from the
base . . . The budget-conscious Air
Force refused to build houses near
the base because of higher costs,
As a result, only the commanding
officer, who lives on the base, was
on hand for the mock alert.
TYCOON WOLFSON-A move by
Congressman Wayne Hays to
investigate the financial operations
of Louis Wolfson was turned down
by Percy Priest of Tennessee,
Chairman of the House Interstate
Commerce Committee. Hays ar-
gued that Wolfson, who's fighting
Sewell Avery for control of Mont-

P Q.~ERJURE

"Oh Dear-They Seem To Be Going
Right Ahead"
f'
- -eI i.

At the State. *
MANY RIVERS TO CROSS,
with Robert Taylor and Eleanor
Parker.
HAZARDS of movie-going
are relatively insignficant com-
pared to those confronting the
live-play goer. That is, the movie,
though often hardly a thing of
beauty, is always a thing forever;
the five-o'clock showing is com-
pletely the same as the 7 o'clock
showing. This is not so in the real
live theatre. While at Thursday
evening's performance of The
Cocktail Party all goes well, the
following evening'A showing can
become a catastrophe simply be-
cause the leading man had that
afternoon a bad session with his
psychiatrist.
This was all very clear to me
until yesterday afternoon. Now I
am not so sure there is such a dis-
tinction to be made between mov-
ies and plays. The Saturday after-
noon performance of Many Riv-
ers to Cross, which it was my, priv-
ilege to attend, could not possibly
be like aly other showing of the
same movie. I feel something like
that critic surely must have felt,
whose duty it was to say bright
things about the famed "Melan-
choly Baby" performance of Ham-
let.
Everybody at the State yester-
day afternoon went completely
mad. In a very pleasant way, to
be sure-there was nothing of the
supersillious swssssssss-ing soin
evidence during evening showings
--but mad. Specifically, the at-
mosphere was one of sheer good
will to men, all men (including
those on the screen); even the
cartoon was greeted with wild
gales of laughter.
This sort of thing is contagious
and I too (whom am cynical and
unfeeling) was amused and en-
tertained beyond ordinary descrip-
tion. Only the small girl-child sit-
ting in the next seat, who kept
throwing rejected bon-bons at me,
marred an otherwise perfect aft-
ernoon.
Many Rivers to Cross, though,
is a pretty bad movie.
-J. W. Malcolm

At the Michigan ...
SO THIS IS PARIS with Tony
Curtis, Gloria DeHaven, Gene
Nelson, Corinne Calvet, and
Paul Gilbert.
UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL
undoubtedly set out to create
a gay, sparkling, and unpreten-
tious musical comedy in So This Is
Paris. That the movie is any of
these things is largely the result
of its energetic and sometimes tal-
ented cast of young performers.
For the most part, So This Is
Paris has been conceived as a ve-
hicle for Tony Curtis, making his
initial bow as a song-and-dance
man. What he lacks in talent and
experience, he compensates with
energy and good humor. He has
probably done noth' ; as well be-
fore; and he has the pleasant abil-
ity of seeming to enjoy all that
he is doing.
GLORIA DeHAVEN, as a French
chanteuse from J a c k s o n
Heights, gives a pleasant perform-
ance, singing both bounce and ro-
mantic songs. The big surprise is
that she has developed control and
gracefulness in her dancing and is
given several opportunities to ex-
hibit this newly acquired skill. She
is still not a dancer inthe techni-
cal sense; but it is interesting to,
note the increased smoothness of
her work.
Gene Nelson, who together with
Lee Scott has- provided the chore-
ography, displays his usual style
of acrobatic tap dancing. Corrine
Calvet, as a rich heiress, and
Comedian Paul Gilbert are given
little to do. Gilbert, who promises
much more talent than he is al-
lowed to deliver, does best with a
peculiar laugh that he repeatedly
employs. Together with Nelson and
Curtis, he dances on top of cars,
in barnyards, and around swim-
-ming pools.
THE CHIEF difficulty with So
This Is Paris is that it too of-
ten falls into the category of ster-
eotyped musical comedy, in story
line, dialogue, and musical pre-
sentations.
-Ernest Theodossin

CURRENT MOVIES

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

(Continued fromnPage )
Appointments, 3 5 2 8 Administration
Bldg., NO 3-1511, Ext. 489.
PERSONNEL INTERVIEWS NOT PRE-
VIOUSLY ANNOUNCED FOR THE
WEEK OF FEB. 28:
Representatives from the following
will be at the Engrg. School:
Tues., March 1
University of Mich., Engrg. Research
Inst., Willow Run Research Center, Yp-
silanti, Mch.-Advanced degrees in
Elect. E. and Engrg. Math and Engrg.
Physics for Research and Development.
Wed., March 2
The Parker Appliance Co., Cleveland,
0Ohio-Mech. 1. Junior with summer
address in Cleveland for Research &
Dev.
For appointments with the above
contact the Engrg. Placement Office,
Ext. 2182 Room 248 W. Engrg
Wed., March 2
The LaSalle and Koch Co., Toledo.
Ohio-men in LS&A and BusAd for
Executive Training Program.
For further information contact the
Bureau of Appointments, Ext. 371, 3528
Admin. Bldg.
OPPORTUNITY FOR FURTHER STUDY
Katharine Gibbs School, N.Y., N.Y.-
announces two scholarships for Senior
Women for Training at any one of four
Gibbs Schools. Applications must be
in on March 1, 1955.
For further Information contact the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Admn.
Bldg., Ext. 371.
Lectures
The William W. Cook Lectures on
American Institutions-Eighth Series:
"The Politics of Industry" -Walton
Hamilton of washington, D.C. All lec-
tures will be given in Room 100, Hut-
chins Hall, at 4:00 pa. Public invit-
ed. Lecture III, Mon. Feb. 28: "Gov-
ernment by the Honorable Company."
Lecture IV, Tues., March 1: "Impact
on the National Frontier"
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for James Walt,
English Language & Literature; thesis:
"Trollope's Literary Apprenticeship"
Mon., Feb. 28, East Council Room
Rackham Bldg., at 3:00 p.m. Chairman,
R. C. Boys,
Meeting of the Education School
Council, Mon., Feb. 28 at 4:15 p.m. in
the Education School Lounge.
Seminar in Chemical Physics. Mon.,
Feb. 28, 4:10 p.m. in Room 2308 Chem-
istry. Prof. G.B.B.M. Sutherland will
speak on "Infrared Intensities and Po-
larity in Molecules."
School of Business Administration:
Students from other Schools and -o
leges intending to apply for admission
for the summer session or fall semester
should secure application forms in
Room 150, School of Business Admin-
istration, Applications should be com-
pleted and returned before April 1.
The Extension Service announces
the following class to be held in Ann
Arbor beginning Tues. evening, March
1:
Mineralogy and Geology of Radio-
active Raw Materials. 7:00 p.m., Room
4082 Natural Science Building. Design-
ed to acquaint the elementary and In-
termediate student with the common
uranium and thorium minerals and oth-
er minerals significant to nuclear en-
ergy processes. Describes deposits of
uranium and thorium minerals, where
they are likely to occur, and the meth-
oads available for prospecting for them,
and other devices. How to evaluate a
including use of the Geiger counter
prospect; how to market uranium
ores; laws and regulations applying to
prospecting in the United States. 14
weeks. $18.00. Prof. E. William Hein-
rich, Instructor. Registration for this
class may be made in Room 4501 of the
Administration Building on South State
Street during University office hours
or during the half hour preceding the
class in the class room.
Seminar in Complex Variables will
meet Tues., March 1, at 2:00 p.m. in
Room 247 West Engineering. Prof. A.
J. Lohwater will speak on, "Applica-
tions of the Maximum Principle."
Mathematics C o11o q u i u m. Tues.,
March 1, at 4:10 p.m., in Room 3011
A.H. Dr. John Addison will speak on
"An Abstract Approach to Hierarchies."
Pre-professional affliation will again
be discussed at the Education meeting
Wed., March 2, at 4:15 p.m. in the Ed-
ucation meeting Wed., March 2, at 4:15

p.m. in the Education School Lounge.
We will have copies of the PTA con-
stitution and a field representative for
MEA will be present. Those who at-
tended the meeting Feb. 24 are es-
pecially requested to attend.
Analysis Seminar. "The Constructive
Theory of Polynomial Approximation"
will hold an organizational meeting
Wed., March 2, at 9:00 a.m. in Room
3010, Angell Hall. Further information
can be obtained from J. L. Ullman.
Concerts
Student Recital: Mary Leila Curtice
Bishop, pianist, will present a recital
in partial fulfillment of the require-
ments for the degree of Bachelor of
Music at 4:15 p.m. Sun., Feb. 27, in
Auditorium A, Angell Hall. The pro-
gram will include compositions by
Frescob di, Beethoven, Chopin, Villa-
Lobos and Prokofieff, and will be open
to the public. Mrs. Bishop is a pupil
of Marian Owen.
Events Today
Sailing Club. Iceboating this weekend.
Rides leaving Lydia Mendelssohn, Sun.,
10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Work party
Sun. at 11:00 a.m. to repair the crash-
boat.
Michigan, Christian Fellowship. Dr.
Samuel J. Schultz, Department of Bible
and Philosophy, Wheaton College, will
speak on "Some Moral Difficulties of

the Bible" at 4:00 p.m., Lane Hall. Re-
freshments,
Westminster Student Fellowship -
sponsored Bible Seminar Sun., Feb. 27
in Room 217 of the Presbyterian Stu-
dent Center. Discussion will be held at
10:45 a.m. Sun., Feb. 27, on Matthew
18.
Hilel:Supper Club. Sun. ,6:15 p.m.
lillel: Chorus Rehearsal Sun., 4:30
p.m. in main chapel.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Can-
terbury House breakfasts following both
the 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. services Sun., Feb.
27. Confirmation Instruction, 4:30 p.m.,
Sun., Feb. 27, at Canterbury House Can-
terbury Supper Hour at 5:45 p.m., Sun.,
Feb. 27, at Canterbury House followed by
the first in the series "The Five Sacra-
ments of the Church." The Rev. Philip
L. Sthenk, Vicar, Mission St. Clare of
Assisi, will discuss "The Sacrament of
the Family." Coffee Hour at Canterbury
House will follow the 8:00 p.m. Evensong
Sun., Feb. 27.
South Quadrangle Sunday Musicales,
a series of four programs, will be given
by quadrangle residents and students in
the Music School for the third year. The
first program, Sun., Feb. 27 at 1:30 p.m.
in the Fast Lounge, .includes Thomas
Lester, tenor, George Osus, pianist, and
a Woodwind Quintet. Public invited.
First Presbyterian Church Choir un-
der the direction of Maynard Klein with
James Wallace at the Organ will give
the St. John Passion by Heinrick
Schuetze Sun., Feb. 27 at 4:00 p.m.
Westminster S t u d e n t Fellowship
Guild meeting in the Presbyterian Stu-
dent Center at 6:45 p.m., Sun Feb. 27.
John Akpbio, a Nigerian student at
the University, will speak on Africa.
Lutheran Student Association. Sun.,
8:00 p.m. Supper for those who signed
up. Everyone welcome to the evening
program on "Church Symbolism" at
7:00 p.m. Corner of Hill St. and Forest
Ave.
Congregational-Disciples Guild. Sun.,
7:00 p.m. Meeting at the Congregation-
al Church. Dr. and Mrs. William Genne
of the Mott Foundation of Flint will
speak and conduct a forum on "Da-
ing, Friendship, and Courtship"
Wesleyan Guild. Sun., Feb. 27, 9:30
a.m. Discussion "Paradoxes of the
Christian Faith"; 5:30 p.m. Fellowship
Supper; 6:45 p.m. Worship Service and
program, a panel discussion by stu-
dents on "Can We Be Moral Without
Christ?"
The Graduate Outing Club will 'meet
at 2:00 p.m. Sun. at the Rackham
Building, the northwest corner en-
trance. Come in old clothes,
Gilbert and Sullivan Board Meeting.
Sun., Feb. 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the League.
The room will be posted.
Coming Events
Undergraduate Mathematics Club will
meet Feb. 28, at 8:00 p.m. in Room 3-R
of the Union, in preparation for a trip
to Willow Run to be sponsored by the
club- in April. Prof. I. M. Copi of the
Philosophy Department will speak on
"The Logic of the Automatic computer."
Both undergraduate and graduate stu-
dents as well as faculty members are
welcome to attend.
Russky Kruzhok will meet at the In-
ternational Center Mon., Feb. 28, 8:00-
10:00 a.m. Illustrated talk on life at
Monterey. Refreshments.
NAACP will meet Mon., Feb. 28 at
at 7:30 p.m. in the Arbor Room of the
League. Dr. Albert H. Wheeler, assist-
ant prof. of bacteriology and President
of The Ann Arbor Civic Forum, will
speak.
WCBN, South Quadrangle. Staff meet-
ing in Room 0103, South Quad, Mon.,
Feb. 28, at 7:15 p.m. Attendance re-
quired, program, formats requested.
Lane Hall Folk Dance Group will meet
Mon., Feb. 28, 7:30-10:00 p.m. in the rec-
reation room. Instruction for every
dance, and beginners are always wel-
come.
La Petite Causette meets Mon., Feb.
28, from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in the left
room of the Union cafeteria. Ici on ne
parle que le francais. Venez tous ouer
au Scrabble en francais.
Verdi's Opera, "Falstaff," will be pre-
sented by the Department of Speech
and the School of Music promptly at
8:00 p.m. Inhthe Lydia Mendelsohn
Theatre March 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. nte
comers will not be seated during the

first scene. There is no overture.
Science Research Club Meeting, Rack.
ham Amphitheatre, 7:30 p.m., Tues.,
March 1, Program: "Some Aspects of
Stress in Oxygen Poisoning," Paul John-
son, Physiology. "A Cross Section of
Nuclear Fields," Harold A. Ohlgren,
Engineering. Dues received after 7:10
p.m.
The Film Forum on International
Education, sponsored by the Dept. of
History and Principles of Education.
will feature a film on education in
France--"Passion. for Life"-Tues., Mar.
1 at 4:15 p.m. in Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Industrial Relations Club mock ar.
bitration and transcriptions of origi-
nal hearings involving horseplay and
firecrackers. Tues., March 1, 7:30 p.m,
Bus. Ad. student lounge.
Anthropology Club Meeting. Tues.,
March 1, 8:00 p.m. East Conference
Room, Rackham Building. Speaker: Dr.
Theodore M. Newcomb, Prof. of Soci-
ology and Psychology. Refreshments.
A motion picture of Edward R. Mur-
row's television interview with J. Rob-
err Oppenheimer, director of the In-
stitute for Advanced Study at Prince-
ton University, will be presented in the
Rackham Amphitheater Tues., March
1, at 3:10 and 4:10 p.m. and Wed.,
March 2, at 7:00 and 8:00 p.m., spon-
sored by the Journalism Department.
Deutscher Verein's Kaffeestunde will
be held at 3:15 p.m. Tues., March 1 in

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200,000 TICKETS:

SL Cinema Guild Offers
Worthwhile Film Fare
SOMETIME THIS WEEKEND Cinema Guild will sell its 200,000th
ticket, a kind of unpretentious memorial to the only Ann Arbor
theater which consistently shows interesting, worthwhile films.
Throughout its rather brief history Cinema Guild has had to find
solutions to a series of difficult problems. Many of them remain
unsolved; but an over-all view seems to indicate that it is bringing
better films and that it has become established as a permanent part
of the community's cultural program.
SINCE IT IS run to provide needy organizations with money, there

has always been the problem
customers, a problem which is not
confined alone to Cinema Guild.
But there is always the fact that
art films are not money makers,
especially when compared with the
enormous financial returns of Hol-
lywood efforts. At one time, Cine-
ma Guild was forced to exclude
foreign-language films from its
presentation list with the hope
that Hollywood and British pro-
ducts would bring the needed box-
office returns. Now that it is
somewhat solidly established fi-
nancially, however, foreign films
have been returned to the pro-
gram; and this is indeed an ad-
mirable move.
Cinema Guild has taken over
+1 _- o {)1 im 3) h a r_

of finding films which will attract
visual angle in mind. Yet the Or-
pheum is hardly better.
The University's answer to find-
ing another auditorium has been
either that Cinema Guild may use
other auditoriums only occasion-
ally or that there just are no au-
ditoriums available. It is obvious
that no business can achieve sta-
bility by constantly changing its
location; and there surely must be
some other auditorium available
on weekends.
In the past there has often been
the rather annoying problem of
having cut films shown. Cinema
Guild insists that it receives the
films in this manner and that no

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