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Sixty-Fifth Year

"Poor Devils - All Of Them Behind Bars"'

Talents of Three
Spark Drama Opener
JOHN CECIL HOLM'S "The Southwest Corner," which opened the
Drama Season last evening, is a charming, if somewhat faulty
play, that provides a framework for three brilliant performances.
Mr. Holm's often touching work is a simple story of a proud and
aged Vermont woman who finds her way of life being destroyed by a
small-town matron bent on changing what she does not understand into

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only. This must be noted in all reprints.
Omitting SGC President
Damages Miehigamua Prestige
HE TRIBE donned its warpaint Friday, and activities. "Outstanding" is an intangible
whooped it around the Tappan Oak and word when applied to people. In past Tribes
initiated 20 braves. Missing from the assem- this has come to mean leaders of major campus
blage of athletes and campus leaders was the activities and athletic teams.
president of Student Government Council. However, since no one who was outstanding
h SGC' in any sense other than that mentioned was
The absence is conspicuous in light offrnenh chosen, it is apparent there has been no radi-
eminence oncampus; it is unfortunate in the cal re-evaluation of the term "outstanding."
reflections it will cast on the retiring Michi- So the question remains, why did Michiga-
gamua warriors. mue fail to tap the president of Student Gov-
In light of the secrecy which surrounds Mi- enment Council? We shudder to think it may
chigamua policies, actions and traditions, we have been, as many have suggested the past
cannot know for certain why the SGC presi- few days, because of personal feelings or feuds.
dent was not chosen. Some Tribe members go That would too obviously make erroneous all
so far as to claim that since we cannot abso- the Tribe represents.
lutely know the motives or reasoning behind
their actions, we have no right to judge their THERE ARE A few men on campus, admit-
acts. tedly a very few, who by dint of their po-
sitions and the influence they are in a posi-
HOWEVER, no organization is exempt from tion to wield must be recognized as outstand-
criticism of its actions because they cloak ing campus leaders. President of SGC is un-j
their reasons in secrecy. They have every right questionably in this group. To withhold recog-
to their secrecy, but then they must be willing nition from such men is to cast grave doubts
to expect a judgment based on external evi- at the validity of whatever methods Michiga-
dence. mua employs to choose its successors.
There is one further consideration: Michi-
Michigamua is entitled to choose whomever gamua warriors, though perhaps unintential-
they wish and by what methods they deem fit, ally, have seriously hurt prestige of SGC, and
With their liberty of choice, though, goes res- at a time when the infant student government
ponsibility and, in view of the Tribe's prestige needs all the support and backing it can get.
and importance to the campus and what they The Tribe could not help but realize that in
claim to stand for, it is a responsibility that refusing to recognize the SGC president as a
must be accepted with gravity and humility, campus leader they would be damaging SGC's
Qualificiations for initiation may best be prestige as an organization and their own pres-
characterized by saying Michigamua tries to tige as an all-campus honorary.
take the outstanding men in campus athletics -Lee Marks
Guinea Pigs in Expansion
WHILE COLLEGE and University presidents education or to expand and emphasize num-
are worrying about increasing enrollments ber. State supported schools are at a slight
by 1970, Michigan coeds are beginning to take disadvantage since they must admit students
their places as guinea pigs in the problem of meeting comparatively minimal education stan-
expansion. dards.
The cries of discontent at the pospect of President Hatcher recently admitted the Uni-
crowded living accommodations for next year, versity could expand to a point of "X." The
with the $50 added room and board expense, big question is where "X" is. One's faith in the
are certainly justifiable to each coed who is aims of education decreases if "X" is the point
forced to be a part of the University's expan- where classes are in masses and the indi-
sion program for the future; vidual is a lost number in a curved grading
Despite the fact the University believes the scale.
prospective cramped living conditions are only THE ATTEMPTS of women students to get
temporary, the inadequacy of the setup never-T-u
theless is bound to take its toll on the coecs out of the dormitory system is apparently
a sign of dissatisfaction with the way the Uni-
both scholastically and socially. versity is expanding. Protest of a $50 increase
The crowding of women's living quarters Is and crowded living conditions, with the added
very likely to invite unnecessary personal ten- danger of impairing scholarship and personal
sions and lessen the conditions for proper stu- behavior is a sign thata phase of the Univer-
dying. The cry of the old adage "two's com- sity's expansion program is reaching a satur-
Pany, three's a crowd" will show its truth ation point.
when three girls begin to share two desks; or The attitude of a desire for growth in edu
two girls, one closet. cation is a healthy one. It is a dangerous one,
however, when excessive expansion threatens
0 AMERICAN educators, the big problem to impair the quality of education.
is what to do with students in 1970. For It seems only fair that before college and
some reason or other, the education of the stu- university presidents offer the welcome mat to
dent of 1955 is left apparently a minor question, freshmen, whether it be 1955 or 1970, that a
No doubt the dilemma of expansion is fore- healthy educational and social environment be
most in the minds of college presidents. The available to them throughout their college ex-
privately owned selective schools are free to perience.
decide whether they wish to retain quality of -Shirley Croo
Sovet yBe Shifting


Youth Dominates at DC Confab

WASHINGTON - Seldom have
so many alert young governors
gathered in Washington as during
the recent Gubernatorial Confer-
ence. Among the most impressive
youngsters were Hall of Kansas,
Foss of South Dakota, Republi-
cans; Leader of Pennsylvania,
Muskie of Maine, Freeman of Min-
nesota, Simms of New Mexico,
Faubus of Arkansas, all Demo-
Also oldtimer "Soapy" Williams
of Michigan, still young but serv-
ing his fourth term; Meyner -of
New Jersey, who now acts like an
oldtimer; and such elder states-
men as Ed Johnson of Colorado,
now in his 70's but just elected,
and McFarland of Arizona, who
was both Senator and governor . -
Averell Harriman of New York,
who looks almost as young as
Leader of Pennsylvania, showed
confidence and maturity, made an
impression on colleagues. One year
ago he was less assured. Now he
stood firmon issues, talked brief-
ly and forcefully.
* * *
GEORGE CRAIG of Indiana,
close friend of Eisenhower, did his
best to put through the General
Clay Highway Program, got an as-
sist from GOP governors Knight
of California and Langlie of Wash-
ington. But Democrats Meynerj
(N.J.), Faubus (Ark.), Clement
(Tenn.), and others talked the
highway down. It didn't even come
up for a vote.
Governor Simms (N. Mex.) was
at dinner with Speaker Sam Ray-
burn when Rayburn paid tribute
to his "graduates"-the Senators
who had trained under him in the
House of Representatives and gone
on to the U.S. Senate. Raybur'n
didn't know it, but young Gover-
nor Simms trained' as Speaker of
the New Mexico House of Repre-
sentatives. Politicos are talking of
him for the Senate if and when
elder statesman Dennis Chavez
Delightful Gov. Faubus was at-

tending a party given by the Ar-
kansas society. Reared on a chick-
en farm where his 67-year-old
father still raises chickens, Faubus
said: "When I was a kid I cut
timber for the Fulbright Lumber
Co., and didn't have the money to
go to a University like the senior
Senator from Arkansas. So I had
to go to Commonwealth College."
THE STATEMENT got a roar
from Arkansans for two reasons:
1. Senator Fulbright, who is a dis-
tinguished Rhodes Scholar and
former University President, made
his money through a lumber com-
pany which pays notoriously low
wages; 2: Commonwealth College
had the reputation of being a pro-

Communist institution, and sincej
Governor Faubus as a youngster
went there for nine days, ex-Gov-
ernor Cherry threw it up against
him during the election campaign,
when Faubus was called a Com-
munist . . . However, the charge
backfired and elected Faubus -
only the second time in 118 years
that a candidate has defeated an
Arkansas Governor for re-election.
Governor Shivers flew to Wash-
ington in a chartered 34-seat
Braniff Plane, with only his public
relations man, Jimmy Banks, and
the latter's two children along. In
Washington, he wooed other gov-
ernors, and for the most part won
(Copyright 1955, by the Bell Syndicate)

what she does.
Eva LeGalliene, as the majest:
formance that shows in every way
why she is considered one of the
great ladies of the stage.
WITH DIGNITY and insight,
Miss LeGalliene portrays a very
real woman whose life is devoted
to kindness and understanding.
Her peaceful existance in a home
steeped in tradition and memory
is suddenly disrupted by the ar-
rival of a very brash and bubbly
woman who has been hired as a
companion to care for her in her
old age.
The "companion" played won-
derfully by Enid Markey, is a pes-
semistic, talkative female from a
small town in Massachusetts, and
she turns into one of the most un-
usual villains ever created.
She is not evil, but unthinking
and inconsiderate, and in her left-
handed manner she manages to
tear down all that is proud and
grand. Miss Markey's loquacious
creation is an amazing bit of work
and as she pursues her destruc-
tive path, she manages to be re-
markably funny and horribly real.
THE THIRD magnificent crea-
tion is in the hands of the vener-
able Parker Fennelly. His por-
trayal of a tight-lipped handyman
who manages to get terrificly in-
volved in the proceedings is a gem
of great comedy.
* * *
THE PLAY itself is inclined to
drag and drop down in spots. Al-
though always direct and believ-
able, it loses power in its repeti-
tion of the conflict. To be sure, the
threat increases as the acts pro-
gress, but there are times where
the telling of it lags..
Ray Boyle and Judith Hunter
provide the love interest which
appears to be a silly bit of froth
until the end of the play when it
is tacked on handily.
--David Newman
"THREE FOR the Show" is a
fairly standard Hollywood
musical, complete . with chorus
girls, songs, flashy production
numbers, and a plot which dates
back to the birth of the cinema
Betty Grable is seen as a Broad-
way musical star who marries Go-
wer Champion when hubby Jack
Lemmon is reported killed in ac-
tion. Soldier Lemmon, however, re-
turns. It takes Miss Grable one
and a half hours to choose be-
tween the two, which is a fairly
long while to stretch out a worn-
out gag.
Choreographer Jack Cole has
provided the film with some lively
musical offerins. The best, a Har-
leqgin and Columbine jazz ballet
with Miss Grable and Marge and
Gower Champion, is, unfortunate-
ly, buried beneath screen credits
for the most part.
* * *
THERE IS ALSO a big Swan
Lake modern ballet done by the
Champions which is so big it al-
most leaves the huge Cinema-
Scope screen. The Champions also
do a whirling dance to "Some-
one To Watch Over Me," which is
somewhat marred by Miss Champ-
ion's attempt at "cuteness," puck-
ered lips, saucer-shaped eyes, and
an incessant stream of chatter.
Miss Grable appears in a male
harem dream sequence, "Down

Boy," and a South American spe-
cialty, "How Come You Do Me
Like You Do?" She also slithers
through a breathy, "I've Got A
Crush On You."
The old Grable personality, with
the flashy smile and the famous
legs, is very much in evidence. Miss
Grable, while hardly an outstand-
ing artist, is a nimble performer
who uses her film experience to
best advantage, and her numbers
exhibit the humor and vitality
that have long been her trade
"Three For the Show," while it
lacks the originality and spon-
taneity of a top-notch production,
is, nonetheless, an amusing di-
* * *
At the Michigan , . .
"THE PURPLE PLAIN" is a tale
of love and war laid in Burma of
1945. Gregory Peck is a flyer who
has lost his wife and wants to

Cmn Outstanding Music 'Event

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official publication of the University
of Michigan for which the Michigan
Daily assumes no editorial responsi-
bility. Publication in it is construc-
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versity. Notices should be sent in
TYPEWRITTEN form to Room 3553
Administration Building before 2 pm.
the day preceding publication (be-
fore 10 a.m. on Saturday.) Notice of
lectures, concerts and organization
meetings cannot be published oftener
than twice.
TUESDAY, MAY 10, 1955
Vol. LXV, No. 153
President and Mrs. Hatcher will hold
open house for students at their home
Wed., May 11, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Late permission for women students
who attended the Rise Stevens and the
Philadelphia Orchestra May 8 will be no
later than 11:30 p.m.
Late Permission: Because of the Inter-
national Ball, all women students will
have a 1:30 late permission Sat., May 14.
Women's residences will be open until
1:25 a.m.
The Univ. of Mich. Marching Band
will march for Lantern Night, Mon.,
May 16. All marching band men report
to Harris Hall at 6:45 pam., Mon. Uni-
form: cap, coat, trousers-special acces-
sories: plume, cross-belt, citation cord.
All men who will be present are asked
to report to Mr. Cavender in Harris Hall
by May 13.
Agenda: Student Government Council.
Michigan Union, 7:00 p.m. May 11, 1955.
Minutes of May 4.
Officers' Report.
Administrative Coordinator: Report
and policy discussion-Hoffman.
NSA coordinator -Delegates and re-
Nominating and Interviewing Com-
mittee. Appointments: Driving Regula-
tions Study Committee. Cinema Guild.
Book Exchange manager,
Anti-Discrimination Board.
Committee Reports: Public Relations.
Campus Affairs. Human and Interna-
tional Welfare. Academic Freedom.
Calendar, 1955-56.
Student Religious Association, Cloth-
ing Drive.
Sailing Club-to participate in regat-
tas: May 13-15, Columbus, Ohio; May
21-22, Michigan State, Lansing.
New Business.
Members and constituents time.
Application blanks for the Elmer Ged-
eon Memorial Scholarship may be ob-
tained at the Scholarship Office, 113
Administration Building, The following
areA eligible to apply: Undergraduate
men students showing: (1) moral char-
acter and good citizenship; (2) scholas-
tic ability and intellectual capacity and
achievement; (3) physig ability, vigor,
and vitality; and (4) capacity and prom-
ise of leadership and success. All appli-
cations must be on file by May 16, 1955.
Present holders of the Elmer Gedeon
Scholarship should file applications for
renewal on or before the sme date.
Camp Interlaken of the Pines, Eagle
River, Wis, requests applications from
mAle candidates for the following coun-
selor positions: tennis, handicraft, dra-
matics, etc.; a riding instructor. This is
a boys camp with a season from June
25-Aug. 25. Contact Mr. Joseph Kupci.
net, Dir., 2737 Catalpa, Chicago 25, nul-
nois. For further information concern-
ing Camp Interlaken call Phil Dougli,
NO 3-3307.
Ford Motor Company, Automotive
Standard Lab., Livonia, Mich. requests
applications from women candidates in-
terested in straight typing Jobs for the
summer. Salary is $234.00 per month.
Contact Mr. Ben Mirkin, Detroit, KEN.
WOOD 3-2000, Ext. 342 immediately.
Interlochen Camp, Mich. has openings
for single male General Counselors,
preferable with Ph. Ed. background and
at least 20 years old (but will consider
younger candidates.) There is an open-
ing for an experienced Crafts & Cabin
counselor to teach crafts to younger
boys division; an assistant at the hotel
desk (male); two Registered Nurses with
a salary of $250, plus room & board for
the eight week season. There is also
an opening for a FULL TIME SECRE-
TARY (shorthand & typing). This po.
sition involves three months of duty at
Interlocken (salary in addition to room
& board while at Interlochen) and nine
months, from Sept. to May, at 303 South

in any of these positions contact Mr.
Ray Williams for an appointment to
be interviewed at NO 8-7616 during the
day. There is also an opening for a re-
liable station wagon driver.
Camp Charlevoix, .boys camp In
Northern Michigan will interview male
candidates for all types of counselor
positions on May 10 from 1:00 p.m. to
5:00 p.m. and on Ma.y 11 from 9:00 a.m.
to 12 noon, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Candi-
dates should be at least 19 years old.
The season is from June 18 to Aug.
20. Contact the Bureau of Appoint-
ments, NO 3-1511, Ext. 2614 to make an
appointment to be interviewed by Mr.


old New Englander, gives a per-





Aftern1oon Concert
afternoon of the scenic can-
tata Carmina Burana, by the con-
temporary Bavarian composer Carl
Orff was the outstanding artistic
event of the May Festival. Thor
Johnson conducted the perform-
ers in a well planned, genuinely
exciting reading of this imposing
twentieth century masterpiece,
The cantata is a strikingly ef-
fective musical setting of thir-
teenth century Latin and Middle-
German poems, and in addition to
chorus and three soloists, it is
scored for a large orchestra aug-
mented by an extensive percussion
Of the excellent soloists, Lois
Marshall, Leslie C h a b a y and
Moreley Meredith, the latter was
particularly outstanding. The
Choral Union had a few insecure
moments, but the wholehearted

(AP Foreign Correspondent)
SECRETARY OF STATE Dulles said last week
he believes the Soviet performance with
regard to Austria, "may be indicative of a
change of mood which may extend to other
He noted an air of expectancy in the world
that "the time may be nearing when those who
have been seeking the conquest of freedom will
in fact put their foreign relations on a more
tolerable basis."
Soviet maneuvers in foreign affairs have, in-
deed, produced such an air of expectancy. But
The Daily Staff,
Editorial Staff
Eugene Hartwig.......................Managing Editor
Dorothy Myers......................City Editor
Jon Sobelof .................Editorial Director
Pat Roelofs............ .. Associate City Editor
Becky Conrad.......................Associate Editor
Nan Swinehart.......... ...........Associate Editor
Dave Livingston..........................Sports Editor
Hanley turwini ........ ... .. Associate Sports Editor
Warren Wertheimer.......Associate Sports Editor
Roz Shlimovitz.......,.........Women's Editor
Janet Smith...............-Associate Women's Editor
John Hirtzel.............Chief Photographer
Business Staff
Lois Pollak..........................Business Manager
Phil Brunskill............Associate Business Manager

Soviet internal propaganda gives an entirely
different impression.
IN RECENT WEEKS, anti-American propa-
ganda in the Soviet press, intended for in-
ternal consumption, has been at its most vio-
lent. The same may be said of the press of the
satellite countries.
The order of the day for the Soviet Commu-
nist party, as expressed in the latest edition
of its monthly Kommunist, runs:
"Our party and government follows the
teaching of Lenin, to watch alertly and con-
stantly over our armed strength and defense
ability of the Soviet land, as the apple of our
"THE STRENGTHENING of the defense
might of the Socialist state, the retention of
the defense abilities of our valiant armed forces
at the level dictated by the interests of our
motherland and international conditions, and
the modern development of. military science
constitute one of the main tasks of the Commu-
nist party and the Soviet government."
All through such articles runs the theme that
there is no doubt that Soviet communism one
day will envelop the whole world as Lenin fore-
Why, then, the eagerness to conclude the
Austrian pact?
THE TACTIC is indicated. The main problem
in Europe is Western Germany and the pros-
pective arming of 12 German divisions under
NATO, the way Moscow looks at the situation.

Little Man On Campus

energy of their singing was migh-
ty impressive. It might have been
wise, however, to have used a
smaller chorus in the more inti-
mate lyrics.
* * *
BARRING THEIR playing of
the ,first dance episode, where
things went a bit awry, the Phila-
delphia Orchestra was in fine fet-
tle under Mr. Johnson's vigorous
The brilliant American pianist
Grant Johannesen joined the or-
chestra to conclude the concert
with a superlative performance of
Prokofiev's delightful Third Pi-
ano Concerto.
The audience response through-
out was of tremendous enthusi-
-David Lane
Evening Concert
by the Philadelphia Orchestra
with mezzo-soprano Rise Stevens
as soloist typified the pattern that
Mr. Ormandy has continually cho-
sen for the closing concert of May
Festival. It wa': a program given
over to opera, and to a standards
work from symphonic literature.
Rise Stevens' selections were all
operatic, almost all from Carmen,
all works she has sung in Ann Ar-
bor before, all works which the au-
dience expects her to sing no mat-
ter where she performs. As such
the audience got just what it ex-
pected. Her carmen has not chang-
ed in the past few years; it is
not a role in which one grows any-
way. Her ability to get all the the-
atricality from the part is of
course unchallenged.
The work from standard reper-
tory was Tschaikovsky's Symphony
No. 4 Again there could be no
question in the mind of anyone
what was going to be heard.
Mr. Ormandy has conducted the



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