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PAGE FOUR

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1955

SPOTLIGHT ON HOPE:
Dr. Francis and Dr. Salk:

Men of the Year

OUR NOMINATIONS for Men of the Year
are Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr., and Dr. Jonas
Salk. Their historic report on the success of
Salk vaccine against poilio deserves the inter-
est and gratitude of the entire country. For
the first time in history a huge victory over
the crippling disease has been won; although
the war is not completely over, the end is in
sight. For'this we can all be thankful.
We nominate these two men for two main
reasons: Dr. Salk. should be chosen Man of
the Year for his persistent study on the prob-
lem of finding a vaccine to make children im-
mune from polio. The scientist's optimism
while working to find the right formula was
important for maintaining spirit needed in the
exhausting study. Had he not had confidence
that he would find the right solution he might
have given up his study long ago. His persis-
tence is our victory.
DR. FRANCIS should be chosen Man of the
Year because of his very thorough, sys-
tematic study of how the vaccine works. Em-
ploying every scientific insurance of an un-
biased study, he never allowed the American
public to build up false hopes on the success
of the vaccine. For this we can all be grate-

ful; our knowledge of its success is now well
founded; we are not in for big disappointments.
But there is another important reason for
choosing these two men for whatever honors
we intend to bestow on 20th century human
beings. They stole the spotlight from the ugli-
ness of war, bickerings of nations, studies on
new weapons of death, or Academy Awards.
They reported a disease-preventing, life-sav-
ing medical discovery, and turned our atten-
tion to something giving new hope to the
world. The Far East, the Soviet Union and Ne-
vada atom blasts were dwarfed in our thoughts
for a moment-and we were given the thrill
a peacetime discovery alone can give us.
WE THANK these two medical geniuses for
making life instead of death important
to the world.
Parents throughout the nation will be anx-
ious to have their children inoculated with Salk
vaccine. There is not an abundance of the
vaccine yet. Our hope is that the need to pro-
tect children does not become so overbearing
that illegal purchase and inoculation of Salk
vaccine begins. The good of a peacetime dis-
covery could have some ugly effects.
--Pat Roelofs

I

WHAT'S TEN MILES?
Battle of the Airports:
The Greatest Good

IN THE smoldering controversy over govern-
ment plans to base jets at the Willow Run
Airport, the University has become a victim
of some clever political maneuvers by Detroit
and Wayne County officials.
It all began when Detroit Mayor Albert Cobo
penned a letter to officials of the eight major
airlines operating from Willow Run inviting
them to a May 24 meeting to discuss possi-
bilities of their moving to Detroit-Wayne Ma-
jor Airport.
The suggestion had been made before, and
the airlines had expressed a liking for the sta-
tus quo, which they still prefer. They have a
good deal at Willow Run. They pay, through
an Intermediary corpo ation, a small rent for
use of the airport and have the responsibility
of maintaining the airport to the tune of about
half a million dollars a year. Their advantage
is the small rent, which is only enough to fi-
nance the University's Engineering Research
Institute at the airport.
THE UNIVERSITY bought the airport in 19-
47 for $1 as military surplus. One of the
conditions of the sale was that the University
provide for the airport's public operations. This
was done by renting to the airlines.
Even if the airlines had conceived the pro-
ject, convinced the University it should own
an airport, and thereby obtained, in effect, a,
government subsidy, there is no reason for ex-
citement about shady dealings. Subsidization
of commercial airlines has long been an es-
tablished and necessary fact.
Regardless of the way it came about, the
airlines now have an enviable asset in their
Willow Run contract with the University. Mov-

MOVIE
REVIEW

ing to Detroit-Wayne Major Airport would no
doubt increase their expenses, since the rent
paid to Detroit and Wayne would include both
the cost of maintaining the airport plus a pro-
fit for the government agencies, no matter
how the details of a rental contract were ar-
ranged
It is this possible profit that is no doubt
motivating Detroit and Wayne officials, al-
though the proclaimed merit in the move is
that the Detroit-Wayne is ten miles closer to
Detroit. This official reason certainly adds to
Mayor Cobo's reputation for concern for the
public interest, but does not seem strong enough
to explain his persistence and cunning as
shown in his most recent manuever.
FIRST, paving the way for Mayor Cobo's
move, was an announcement from Wash-
ington that the Army planned to base some
jets at Willow Run beginning this summer. The
University objected to this because it would
interfere with a research project.
But Mayor Cobo took the cue and hastened
to the nation's capital with a proposal that
Willow Run be converted entirely into a mili-
tary base. Such would, of course, force the
commercial airlines to find another airport;
and Detroit-Wayne Major is the only possi-
bility in the area.
The military has the privilege of changing
Willow Run to i military base, because anoth-
er condition of the $1 sale in 1947 was that
the Army could again take over the airport
for military purposes in an emergency. Emer-
gency is to be defined by the Army, so that
it means anytime the Army feels like it.
THE REAL issue has been clouded by the
hot tempers on both sides, although the
University has proceeded rather calmly. Gov-
ernmental bodies in the Ypsilanti area have
become quite upset about the whole thing, and
resolutions are flying back and forth like sauc-
ers.
The real issue is not that the airlines are
getting a supposedly undeserved advantage, or
that Detroit and Wayne County is trying to
make some extra cash, or that the University
does not need an airport.
The real issue is what is the set-up most
beneficial to all. Airport revenue allows the
University to carry on vital research, which
the government would otherwise have to fi-
nance. The military does not really need, nor
has it claimed a need, for a military base at,
Willow Run. Admittedly, Willow Run facilities
are somewhat better than those at Detroit-
Wayne Major, and the airlines, in general,
can operate more efficiently from Willow Run,
if only because of the lower expenses.
THE TEN MILE difference in closeness to
Detroit is not a sufficient deficiency to
warrant a change. The need of Detroit and
Wayne for increased revenue does not offset
the advantages of the airlines' remaining at
Willow Run.
If Willow Run were made a military base, the
University, presumably, would no longer own
the airport and research there would become
an added burden on the government's budget
or be discontinued, the latter of which is not
to be desired. The effect of this, then, would
be a federal government subsidy of Detroit
and Wayne, and probably some red ink for
the airlines which would also have to be made
up by the government in some way.
If the airlines left Willow Run without its
becoming a military base, the University would
indeed be in a sad plight, since it would be
required to bear the cost of maintaining the
airport as well as its research there without
any revenue, unless the federal government
forked over some money, which would again
be, in effect, a subsidy of Detroit and Wayne
County.
DETROIT and Wayne County do not need
subsidizing by the federal government. But
the University does need Willow Run airport

DREW PEARSON:
GOP Has
Squirrel
Trouble
WASHINGTON - With some
parts of the world looking
pretty bleak and the U.S.A. sitting
on the edge of possible war around
Formosa, there's one area close to
home which the American people
can feel happy about-our goo'd
neighbors in the western hemis-
phere.
It was just 65 years ago that the
first Pan American Conference
formed the Pan American Union.
Since then, it has worked quietly
with little fanfare to build up a
new code of behavior among
states.
Every so often the Pan Ameri-
can Union gets into the headlines
when some crisis takes place, such
as the threat of war between Cos-
ta Rica and Nicaragua. But most
of the time its work is an un-
spectacular but important labor
in the vineyard of good neighbor-
liness.
Most people don't realize it, but
the Pan American Union is the
oldest of all international organi-
zations, and the only one that ep-
erates on a true democratib basis.
It survived where the League of
Nations failed. It has no votes
that count more than other votes.
It has no veto, no permanent seats
for powerful nations. It operates
on a completely democratic basis
and the vote of Haiti, which is 300
times smaller than the U.S.A.,
counts just as much as the vote
of the U.S.A.
So, while most of the world has
seen increasing wars, the Western
hemisphere owes its decreasing
wars to the patient good neigh-
borless of the Pan American Un-
ion.
Nuts for Neuberger
RIDING IN a capitol elevator
the other day, two young men
were discussing Washington's fav-
orite recent topic of conversation
--squirrels. Said one of them
"You know, this squirrel thing
has really caught on. It's done
more harm to the Eisenhower Ad-
ministration than anything else
so far."
"Wouldn't you like to come in
and sample some of our nuts"
said a young lady who was in the
elevator and couldn't help over-
hearing the conversation.
"People from all over Oregon
have been sending Senator Neu-
berger nuts to help him feed the
squirrels banished from the White
House lawn," invited the young
lady. "Come in and take a look at
them."
By this time the young man be-
gan to realize that he had said the
wrong thing. Blushing, he identi-
fied himself as Art Burgess, a
member of the Republican Policy
Committee staff. The young lady
was Miss Helen Nickum, who works
for Democratic Senator Neuberger
of Oregon.
FDR's Old Sloop
AFTER I reported that Secretary
of the Navy Thomas had
turned down a gift of FDR's old
sailing sloop because it would cost
too much to repair, I received a
suggestion from Joe De Silva, head
of the retail clerks union of Los
Angeles, that admirers of FDR
might want to contribute to the
repair of his sailing sloop on the
10th anniversary of his death.
De Silva started the ball rolling
by sending his own check.
The sloop is the one which

Roosevelt used when he was As-
sistant Secretary of the Navy and
before he became crippled with
polio. His son, Congressman James
Roosevelt, offered it to the Naval
Academy at Annapolis as a gift,
thinking the midshipmen might
use it on Chesapeake Bay as part
of their training and that it might
have some sentimental value to
the Navy which reached its great-
est strength under his father.
Secretary of the Navy Thomas,
however, replied that it would
cost $600 to repair the sloop and
the Eisenhower Administration
was trying to balance the budget.
NOTE: Anyone wanting to act
on Mr. De Silva's suggestion can
write Secretary of the Navy Char-
les Thomas, the Navy Department,
Washington, D.C.
Liquor Taxes Law
TAX BOSS T. Coleman Andrews
has been concentrating so
hard on catching small tax vio-
lators that millions have slipped
through his fingers from certain .
big corporations. For example, he
has put the giant liquor industry
on its own tax stamps.
Result: A drop in tax collections;
also a sharp increase in the num-
ber of tax stamps reported lost or
mutilated.
The sudden rise in disappearing
tax stamps, of course, means the
government is getting gyped out
of millions in alcohol tax revenue.
For the stamps don't disappear at

t~ti S I
f' *s# i
pOLICiES
Gilbert & Sullivan
'"HE Gilbert and Sullivan Society is now offering two Savoyard
bills which together add up to a very funny evening at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater.
Admirers of G&S are sure to enjoy themselves; but a high recom-
mendation goes out to those who have never seen one of their operet-
tas. The spirited group performing makes "Iolanthe" a perfect in-
troduction to the genius of W. S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.
As a curtain raiser, Sullivan and Burnand's "Cox and Box," a bit
of nonsensical farce, was ably done by Jerry Bilik, Clarence Steph-
enson and Albert Senter. Though, some of the jokes in this bit are

strictly second-rate vaudeville, it's
brought broad humor by exces-
sive mannerisms to his role.
"Iolanthe" was undoubtedly one
of the reasons Gilbert was never
knighted: the play's second act
abounds with sarcastic comments
on the English Parliament. The
story is concerned with Fairyland
and specifically, the son of a
fairy who is now half-mortal and
half-fairy. By the play's end, the
Peers have married the fairies and
gone off to Fairyland, "leaving the
House of Lords to be replenished
according to intelligence rather
than birth."
THIS production is a very fine
one; from the moment the
fairies come lightly tripping across
the stage until the usual dancing
finale-the result is sheer enjoy-
ment.
As the Queen of the Fairies,
Marion Mercer must be singled
out for her excellent performance.
Stealing about all the scenes she
is in, Miss Mercer seems to have a
good idea of the comic sense and
her timing is nigh perfect. By the
flutter of eyelashes or the pursing
of lips, she manages to add a

"Oh - Oh"

not at all dull. Bilik especially
great deal of hilarity to the comic
operetta.
Bob Brandzel's Lord Chancellor
is another good bit of perform-
ing, as he prances back 'and forth
doing some of the best and more
popular of the songs: "The Law
Is the True Embodiment" and
"When I Went to the Bar as a
Very Young Man."
John Geralt, the eventual House
of Lords disrupter and Joan Holm-
berg as his true love are an ap-
pealing pair. Yet more comedy is
provided by robust Alan Crofoot
and Arnulf Esterer playing two
"intelligent" Lords.
Director Stephenson has made
this a production that, while still
Gilbert and Sullivan, is played for
laughs. He has the female and
male chorus espeially go through
some intricate stage maneuvers.
Notably well done is the Peers
number "Loudly Let the Trumpet
Bray" ("Bow, bow, you lower mid-
dle classes . .").
A small but enthusiastic aud-
ience had a good time last night,
but the production rates a full
:louse for the rest of its run.
.-Harry Strauss

(Continued from Pae 2)
ed that requests for approval for social
events ate due in the Office of Student
Affairs not later than 12:00m. on the
Mon. prior to the event:
April 15-
Alpha Omicron Pt
Couzens Hal
Delta Theta Phi
Kapp, Delta
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Alice Lloyd Hall
Tyler
Phi Gamma Delta
Prescott House
Tau Kappa Epsilon
April 6-
Acacia
Alpha Epsilon Phi
Apha Kappa Kappa
Alpha Sigma Phi
Anderson House
Beta Theta Pi
Delta Chi
Delta Phi Epsilon
Delta Tau Delta
Delta Theta Phi
Hawaii Club
Henderson House
Hinsdale House
Kappa Sigma
Kleinstueck
"M" Club
Msher Hall
Phi Delta Phi
Phi Delta Theta
Phi Rho Sigma
Phi Sigma Delta
Allen Rumsey
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Chi
Sigma Nu
Tau Delta Phi
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Theta Xi
Alpha Delt Phi
April 17-
Alpha Chi Sigma
Betsy Barbour
Phi Delta Phi
Phi Omega,
Sigma Delta Tau
The Bureau of Appointments will
hold its weekly SUMMER PLACEMENT
MEETING in room 3B of the Michigan
Union April 14 from 1:00-5:00 p.m. At
this time all available summer job op-
portunities listed with the Bureau willl
be presented.
REQUEST FOR INTERVIEWS
FOR SUMMER PLACEMENT
H. J. Heinz Company will interview
candidates for summer employment
Wed., April 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. in Room 3A of the Michigan Un-
ion. Positions deal with the procure-
ment of fresh cucumbers from farm-
ers, their shipping and salting. Candi-
dates would be bonded as farmers pay
by check. Location in Michigan (east-
ern, central or western area) or Indi-
ana. Job lasts from July 15 to Sept. 15
with a salary beginning at $60 per
week for a six day week, Prefer some-
one with a rural background and/or
ability to negotiate with farmers, If in-
terested call Bureau of Appointments,
NO 3-1511, Ext. 2614 for an appointment
to be interviewed.
Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio
will interview candidates for summer
employment at the Business Admin.
School on April 18 for students in In-
dustrial Management & Engineering
Undergraduates. On April 20 they will
interview Juniors for sales program.
Sales calls will be on retailers, chain
stores, wholesalers. Call NO 3-1511, Ext.
694 for appointment for an interview.
Beliefaire, Clevelnd, Ohio. Mr. Lew-
is Schwartz will interview Graduate
students in Education, Psychology or
Social Work to work with emotionally
disturbed children at their residential
treatment home. Openings for group
counselors, an arts & crafts specialiast
and a swimming instructor. Program
begins June 17 and lasts until Labor
Day. Salary range is from $125 to $150
pervmonth, plus full maintenance. In-
terviews will be in room 2K of the
Michigan Union from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Camp Conestoga, Leonidas, Michigan
will interview male camp staff Wed. aft-
ernoon, April 13 and Thursday morn-
ing, April 14. Staff openings for cabin
counselors, one riding instructor and
onecounselor to instruct in arts &
crafts. If interested in being inter-
viewed call the Bureau of Appoint-
ments to make an appointment,
REQUESTS FOR PERSONNEL
FOR SUMMER PLACEMENT
Camp Henry Horner, Round Lake, Ill.
requests applications from candidates
for the following positions: village
Head, salary $500-$600; Waterfront Dir.,
salary, $300-$450; Cabin Counselors, sal-
ary $150-$300. Camp Henry Horner is
non-sectarian and inter-racil both as
to its camper population and its camp
intake. If interested contact Mr. Ned
Goldberg, Ex, Dir., Young Men's Jewish
Council, 7 South Dearborn Street, Chi-
cago 3, I.'
The Kendall Cotton Mills, North Car-
olinarequests applications from can-
didates for a position as a research
man. Preferably a young man with a
B.S. degree who is planning to work on

a Master's. Desire an industrious, po-
tentijl scientist whom the faculty rec-
ommends for graduate work. Candi-
date will be put on specific assignments
which will be primarily short projects
or portions of more comprehensive proj-
ects. Salary of $70 or $75 per week. If
qualified contact the Personnel Office,
The Kendall Cotton Mills, Charlotte,
North Carolina,
General Motors Corp. will accept ap-
plications from students who have com-
pleted their Junior year in engineering.
Candidates assignments could be in al-
most any phase of engineering with Di-
visions located either in the Midwest or
the Northeast. If qualified, ask for an
application form at the Summer Place-
ment meeting on April 14 in room 3B
of the Michigan Union from 1:00 to
5:00 p.m.
Stivers Office Service, Chicago, 111.
will accept applications from women
students who live in, or plan to be in,
the Chicago area during the summer
months. This office provides companies
with office help on a temporary basis
and it is free placement to the candi-
dates. For further information attend
the Summer Placement meeting on
April 14 in room 3B of the Michigan
Union from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
requests applications from candidates
for positions as seasonal park rangers
(general). Season from about June 15
to Sept. 15. For further information in-
quire at the Summer Placement meet-
ing at the Mich. Union on April 14 in
room 3B from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
PERSONNEL INTERVIEWS:
Representatives from the following
will be at the Engrg. Schol:

Thurs., April 14
Flint, Michigan (Utley School) -
Teacher Needs: H.S. English-Librarian;
Mathem.tics-Chemstry Homemaking;
Third Grade: Fifth Grade; Kindergar-
ten.
Flat Rock, Michigan-Teacher Needs:
Elementary; Industrial Arts; Commer-
cial; Social Science-English; English-
Latin-French;kMathematics.
Battle Creek, Michigan - Springfield
School - Teacher Needs: Elementary;
English-Social Studies (Core); H.S.
Mathematics; Mathematics - Science;
Art-Arts and Crafts & Elementary Coor-
dinator.
Charlotte, Michigan-Teacher Needs:
Art; Elementary; Girls Physical Educa-
tion & Swimming; World History; Com-
mercial; English; Mathematics- Me-
chanical Drawing; U.S. History.
St. Clair Shores, Michigan-(Lakeview
Schools) - Teacher Needs: Science-
Chemistry, Physics & Senior Science;
Commercial-Business Machines, Short-
hand & Typing; Combination Typing-
English 10; Girl's Physical Education;
Home Economics; English-10 and 11.
Fri., April 15
Pontiac, Michigan -Teacher Needs:
Early Elementary; Jr. High English;
History. Will send other vacancies for
Secondary positions.
Muskegon, Michigan (Lincoln School
District No. 4)-Teacher Needs: Inter-
mural athletics-6tl Grade (ll sub-
jects); Vocal & Instrumental Music (1-
8th Grade).
For appointments or additional infor-
mation contact the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, 3528 Administration Building,
NO 3-1511, Ext. 489.
The following representatives will not
be at the Bureau of Appointments for
interviews but have the following va-
cancies;
Alma, Michigan - Techer Needs:
Mathematics, English, Social Studies-
English; Social Studies-7th & 8th Grade
Shop.
Arcadia, Michigan - Teacher Needs:
Coach - Shop; Science - Mathematics;
Commercial; Elementary.
Bellevue, Michigan - Bellevue Rurg
Agricultural School - Teacher Needs:
Librarian; H.S. English; Later Elemen-
tary; Basketball Coach.
Central Lake, Michigan (Central Lake
Rural Agricultural Schools) - Teacher
Needs: General Shop; Coach-Biology-
8th Grade Mathematics or 8th Grade
General Science; Band and Grade
School Music.
Escanaba, Michigan-Teacher Needs:
Girl's Physicl Education; Library;
Mathematics; Industrial Arts; Social
Studies; Mentally Retarded-Ungraded
Room; English; Physics.
Evart, Michigan - Teacher Needs:
Band-H.S. Glee Club (Man); Librarian-
Spanish II-English.
Frankfort, Michigan - Teacher
Needs: Head Coach; Assistant Coach-
Shop; Instrumental Music; Jr. High;
5th or 6th Grade,
Gaines, Michigan-(Gaines Consoli-
datedsSchool)-Teacher Needs: Mathe-
matics; Industrial Arts (Man); Instru-
mental-Vocal Music (Man); Home Eco-
nomics; Later Elementary (Women);
Early Elementary.
Greenville, Michigan-Teacher Needs:
Girl's Physical Education; Speech Cor-
rectionist.
Hale, Michigan (Plainfield Township
Rural Agricultural School); Teacher
Needs: Commercial-Social Science; So-
cial Science-Girl's Coach; Science-
Mathematics.
Grand Rapids, Michigan (Hamilton
Public Schools)-Teacher Needs: in
dergarten; Second; Third,
Hart, Michigan-Teacher Needs: Li-
brarian-English; General Science-Math-
ematics; English-Journalism.
National Mine, Michigan - Tilden
Township Schools: Teacher Needs:
Chemistry or Physics; H.S. Mathematics
or English.
Norway, Michigan --Teacher Needs:
Girls' Physical Education-English; Lat-
in-English.
Olivet,sMichigan-Elementary Vocal
Music-Elementary Art.
For atdditional information contact
the Bureau of Appointments,
PERSONNEL INTERVIEWS:
Representatives from the following
will be at the Engrg. School:
Thurs. & Fri., Apri 1 & 22
E. J. Brach & Sons, Chicago, Il.-
B.S. & M.S. in Ind., Mech., Chem. E.,
and Chemistry for Research, Develop-
ment, Administration"
Fri., April 22
Danly Machine Specialties, Chicago,
II.-B.S. & M.S. in Elect., Ind., and
Mech. E. for Regular Work, Jrs., Sophs.b
and Freshmen for Su: mer, for Re-
search, Sales, Design, Methods & Shop
Supervision. U.S. citizens.
Standard Oil Co., Esso Labs., Louisi-
ana Div., Baton Rouge, La.-all- levels
in Chem. E. for Research and Develop-
ment.
Massey-Harris-Ferguson, Inc., Detroit,
Mich.-B.S. in Mech. E. for Research,
Development, Design.
For appointments contact the Engrg.
Placement, Ext. 2182, 347 W.E.

PERSONNEL REQUESTS:
Mich. State Civil Service announces
exams for Training School Counsellor
I, Personnel Officer II, Engrg. Clerk A,
Engrg. Clerk I, Forestry Aide A, Sur-
plus Property Field Agent I, Psycho-
metrist I,Psychologist II, Psychologist
II A, Psychologist III, Prison Printing
Shop Supt. II, Stamp Factory Supt.
II A. For details on requirements as to
education and experience contact the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Admin.
Bldg., Ext. 371.
Lectures
Dr. Robert R. Shrock, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, will give the
last of a series of lectures sponsored by
the Department of Geology Thurs.,
Apr. 14 at 4:15 p.m. in the Natural Sci-
ence Auditorium on "Patterns of Be-
havior-a Special Kind of Fossil."
Student Bar Association presents the
special lecture, "Execution, Attachment,
and Garnishment," by Miss Rosemary
Scott, practicing liwyer of Grand Rap-
ids, Thurs., April 14 at 7:00 p.m. in
Room 120, Hutchins Hall.
University Lecture under the auspices
of the Department of Chemistry. Fri.,
April 15, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 1300
Chemistry. Dr. George J. Young of Le-
high University, Bethlehem, Pennsyl-
vanij, will speak on "Heats of Immer-
sional Wetting of Solid Surfaces."
Department of Astronomy. Visitors'
Night. Fri., April 15, 8:00 p.m., Room
2003, Angell Hall. Dr. Dean B. McLaugh-
lin will speak on "The Planet Mars."

It

A,

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

At Architecture Aud.....
THE BROWNING VERSION with Michael
Redgrave
AS ONE of the characters in The Browning
Version observes, this story is no Mr. Chips
sort of thing; the film's schoolmaster protagon-
ist is decidedly another spot of tea-not a very
chipper one at that.
Crocker-Harris, as the gentleman in question
is legally named, is more commonly referred
to as "The Crock" or better still "The Himmler
of the lower fifth." He teaches the Classics. He
is the quintessense of all that "progressive" ed-
ucators wring their hands about: he is not in the
least bit interested in the "feelings" of his
small charges. His sole concern is to see to it
they learn to write decent latin verse. Horrors.
I happen to think that a few schoolmasters of
the "unfeeling" Crocker-Harris type wouldn't
be at all a bad thing here or anywhere; so, un-
fortunately some of the point of the film is
lost on me-this "point" being that the teach-
er in order to do his job with any measure of
success needs be a nice guy. As if plumbers had
to be charming, witty and delicious to do their
jobs.
BUT to take the film on its own terms. The
story traces the events of the last two days
of Crocker-Harris' seventeen year term at one
of England's "better" public schools. Because
of an ironic heart condition ("Ha, he," a cruel
student remarks, "how jolly! He has, you see,
no heart!") he is being forced to take a "less
strenuous" position elsewhere: at a school for
backward boys. That sounds pretty strenuous.
"The Crock's" trouble, we soon learn, in no
small part is his wife, a sort of polite version
of Molly Bloom. "You're killing that man!" her
lover (a handsome science teacher) says at
one point; but she doesn't appear to care, or

Just Deserts
To the Editor:
WRITE this little opus with a
high degree of objectivity and
fairness as I have attended both
the University of Michigan and
Michigan State and I have been
a Sports Night Editor on both
papers.
I deeply admire both schools
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and their respective daily publi-
cations, but I firmly believe that
The Daily editorial writers are far
off base in their recent tirades
against the "MSU" case. When I
worked on The Daily staff, the
editors displayed a great deal of
restraint in their public remarks
about State. Sure, some of them
didn't appreciate State too much,
but they didn't say so in print.
Always they were fair, printing
both sides of the picture. In re-
cent months this restraint has ap-
parently gone out the window as
The Daily editors seem content
with themselves to hurl aspira-
tions at the fine name of Michi-
gan State.
On the other hand, the State
News writers have been sound in
their arguments showing just why
Michigan State should officially
be called "University." Their rea-
sons have been strong and fair in
comparison to the arguments ad-
vanced by The Daily. Such writ-
ing produced in Ann Arbor is
shedding a bad light on The Daily
and the University of Michigan,
Nothing but the smallest of argu-
ments is being printed against the
"MSU" proposal.
To The Daily writers and U of
M students and alumni I say, be
fair and allow Michigan State its
just dues.
-Keith A. Miller
A Daily staffer in 1950 and 1951
Hit It, Jackson.,.
To the Editor:
THIS WILL probably look silly
amidst the great "Battle of the
Words" between Palestine and Is-
rael, but may I suggest that the
University carillonneur learn some
new tunes. His continuous repeti-
tion of the 'same old thing' is get-
ting quite monotonous. How about
some mambo?
-Jose N. Correa

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