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Sixty-Sixth Year

"It's A Brand New Job. The Paint Is Hardly Dry On It"


n Opinions Are Free,
ruth Will PrevaW

itorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.

AY, MARCH 10, 1956


Literary College Exam Policies
_ ~Insulting to. Students

r r-3 z:

"convenient" list of policies governing class-
room conduct is being given to literary
ollege teachers. As convenient as they may
e the policies are, for the most part, negative.
The list of-regulations reflect a basically au-
horitarian attitude-Lta feeling that it is neces-
ary to "police" students in order to enforce
easonable standards of conduct and integrity.
Particularly exeniplary of this attitude are
he regulations on proctoring final examina-
ions. Armed guards with truncheons won't be
ied this year but every other precaution is
eing taken to prevent cheating.
The atmosphere created by this multitude of
egulations can't help but offend the honest
tudent who is $pt to feel, with justification,
hat his integrity should be taken as a matter
f course.
One of the regulations states that "smoking
s not considered a good cause" for leaving the
lassroom, during a final exam.
The honest student will very likely resent
eing told this by one of the two prescribed
roctors for every 25 to 50 students. A cigarette
nd a ten minute break, for those who smoke,
s a calming influence during a tough exam-
'he smoker feels quite strongly, and he is right,
hat smoking is an excellent reason for leaving
n examination.
MORE POSITIVE approach to the problem
of cheating is found at Harvard, Princeton,
warthmore and the University's engineering
chool. Students at these schools are presumed
o be (as incomprehensible as this notion may
e to those responsible for the booklet) honest.
'here are dishonest ones, there always are, but
hese schools jut don't consider them enough of
threat to warrant treating all students as
otential cheaters.
'here are far better approaches to the prob-
em of cheating than that adopted by the Lit-
rary College. One is to ignore the problem on
he assumption that the number of dishonest
tudents is not large enough to justify setting
p such regulations.
It is in setting up their regulations with a
lew towards preventing dishonesty, rather
:an with a view towards encouraging honesty,
hat the Literary College administration has
A good case can be made for the claim that
hse regulations serve little purpose. Students

A Sleep of Prisoners'
A Mystery To Most

who want to cheat will find a way whether
there is one proctor or ten, whether they can
leave the room to smoke or not. At the expense
of creating an unpleasant, uncomfortable at-
mosphere for the honest, the policies pose a
unique challenge to the dishonest.
The booklet is not the offender-it just ex-
pouses the "established" policies. But these
"established" policies, both the specific rules
and the attitudes they reflect, deserve careful
consideration and analysis.
They are an insult to the maturity of college
Hockey Ticket Policy
Frustrates Buyers,
THIS WEEKEND, Michigan hosts Michigan
Tech in a series of two Western Intercol-
legiate Hockey League games:
Due to the importance of the games, a line of
students from both colleges started forming 19
hours prior to the box office opening at 8:30
yesterday morning. Students worked out a plan.
of alternate stands, thus insuring their places
in line.
As a precaution against possible limitation of
number of tickets that could be purchased, the
one particular group repeatedly telephoned the
Athletic Administration Building ticket office
Thursday afternoon. Up to 4:30, closing time
of the box office, they were informed that they
could purchase as many unreserved student
tickets as they had Identification Cards and
money for.
Students on the buying shift when the ticket
office opened were told by officials that they
could only purchase 20 tickets.
In addition to changing their previous policy,
the athletic department officials showed an
obvious lack of foresight. It should have been
evident, at the beginning of the week, that
there would have been some sort of ticket lihe
exceeding the normal. Plans for this should
have been made at an earlier date. While one
can readily appreciate the department's stand,
one cannot condone the unfortunate fact that
their decision was made at the last possible
moment without issuance of a prior statement
to the students.



CHRISTOPHER FRY'S "A Sleep of Prisoners" poses the age-old In-
soluble problem of whether an author should direct his efforts at
the intelligencia of his time. By doing so, and thereby inviting limited
appeal, he can only hope that his esoterica will be communicated to
enough comprehending souls to bring permanence to his work. It
must be regretfully stated that the message that Mr. Fry dramatized
will be fully understood by few, partially understood by a few more
and labeled an enigma by the rest.
Being somewhere between the latter two groups, this reviewer
can only try to point out the' author's purpose and goal and describe
the perfornance. I am somewhat comforted by knowing that this
play's poor reception in New York was a result of a similar dilemma
by the Broadway critics.
Written to be enacted in a church, "A Sleep of Prisoners" revolves
around four prisoners of war, confined in a converted church. Fry's
technique is the use of long and disconnected dream sequences which
fade in and out of the realistic story..
The story is designed to present the four soldiers as they appear
on the surface to each other. When the play' begins they are awake
but about to retire. Pvt. David King (Joseph Gistirak) is a young,
idealistic and impetuous fellow who takes his life ard imprisonment
seriously; Pvt. Peter Able (David Metcalf) is David's, antithesis-wise-
cra king and flippant; Pvt. Tim Meadows (Sidney Walker) acts the
sage and Cpl. Joe Adams (Ralph Dischell) is a man addicted to army
discipline and lost without it.
Before dropping asleep, David almosts throttles Peter, having
become enraged at the latter's insolence and want of concern over
the war.
Then the dreams start and Fry's message becomes obscured
by the deliberate use of allegories and images.





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Farm, Road Reports Heard


to the people of the
William Faulkner, the em
Faulkner is a native of Mt
as a Southerner who nott
simple incontrovertible imx
nation by race" but also f
tion is an evil which will
by the Southerners thems
this letter is to warn North
nation will not be cured,
all the sharper, if legal co
force the Supreme Court's
Mr. Faulkner, as a So
posed in principle both to
enforced integration, rega
being in the "middle."7
pressed from two sides b
Councils on the one han
sociation for the Advan
People on the other. He i
would uphold "white sup
fication of the SupremeC
those who would use th
abolish segregation. Whi
Southerners like himself
forcement is attempted?'
says in effect, with the re
zens Councils.
The burden of Mr. Fau
the Northerners should no
eral enforcement. For thi
possible for Southerners l
for the gradual acceptanc
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Jim Dygert ...................
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Debra Durchslag ..............
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Mr. FLetter
hes a letter addressed TO THIS there is something which must be
northern states by said for the Northerners who will under-
inent novelist. Mr. stand and sympathize with Mr. Faulkner's ar-
ississippi. He speaks gument. These Northerners include the Presi-
.ylei t dent and Gov. Stevenson, and they are quite
only believes i "the surely a majority today. But their position
amorality of discrimi- is threatened by the Southern extremists who
that this discrimina- not only proclaim the doctrine of nullification
be .cured eventually but, as in the Lucy case in Alabama, connive
elves. The point of at mob violence.
erners that discrimi- For the moderate Northerners it is impossible
will in fact become to accept the gradualism that Mr. Faulkner a4-
ercion is used to en- vises if at the same time they have to acquiesce
decision. in what happened at Alabama University. To
utherner who is op- do so would be to surrender two elementary
segregation and to principles. One is, as Mr. Faulkner defines it,
ards his position as that discrimination by race is immoral. The
He sees himself as other is that the laws of the Union bind all
ietween the Citizens who live within the Union. To acquiesce and
d, the National As- not to protest would make the middle position
cement of Colored unprincipled and in the end untenable.
s between those who The situation is one in which all the strong
premacy" by nulli- passions tend to run to the two irreconcilable
Court's decision and extremes-towards the fierce defense in the
e Federal power, to deep South of the white way of life, towards
ere, he asks, will a militant demand by the Negroes and their
go if Federal en- friends for the vindication of their indubitable
They will go, so he human rights.
sistance of the Citi- There is little reason to believe that the issue
can now be dealt with in the South as it was
ilkner's plea is that after the Civil War-by nullification with the
t now press for Fed- assent of the North. There is a new dynamic
s would make it im-factor in the situation today-the rise of the
ike himself to work American Negro to a position of very consid-
e of integration. erable economic and political power.
WE HAVE SEEN the first beginnings of what
this may bring in the boycott in Mont-
e gomery. There the .Negro population have
; ..tU iI IIIy practiced passive resistance-the classic tactic
of weak and subject peoples. There is every
reason to suppose that uncompromising and
:taf militant resistance by the Citizens Councils in
Managing Editor the deep South will-if it closes the door to
............. City Editor gradual reform--cause the Montgomery ex-
Editorial Director ample to spread\
....... Magazine Editor
........ Feature Editor Yet we can have no great hope that mutual
....... Associate Editor warnings like Mr. Faulkner's and mine, that
,..«.... Associate Editor these pious exhortations to reason and modera-
..,..... ASports Editor
Associate Sports Editor tion, will in themselves be heeded. The basic
Associate Sports Editor weakness of the middle position is that it does
Women's Editor not now, that it does not as yet, represent a
sociate women's 'Editor
.... Chief Photographer practical and concrete program on which men
of moderate temper have agreed to unite. Mr.
taf Faulkner says "go slow now." But how slowly
.Business Manager can we go without nullifying the Constitution?
icute Business Manager -n . r-- mm.c. - -- . ..a .... ..

NEEDLESS to say, there were no
long faces among Republican
leaders of Congress when they
called at the White House for their
first legislative meeting with Pres-
ident Eisenhower following an-
nouncement that he would seek
Even sober-sided Bill Knowland
of California, Senate GOP Leader,
whose own Presidential hopes were
jettisoned by the Eisenhower de-
claration, seemed in high spirits.
Knowland joined in congratulat-
ing the President, remarked that
he hasn't "looked better" since the
adjournment of the last Congress.
"I feel fine," agreed Ike. "Now
that the tension is off, I hope
we're all happier. I know I am.
The outlook for the campaign is
excellent. I've been getting splen-
did reports from all over the coun-
f R
callers got down to legislative busi-
ness, Ike added with a sly grin:
"Now I really would be ready for
a celebration if Congress passed
my flexible-support farm bill."
GOP leaders frankly reported
that it was'too early to celebrate
on this but that the prospects for
flexible supports were by no means
hopeless if the farm- bill was re-
ferred to a joint conference of the
two houses of Congress.
House Leaders Joe Martin and
Charlie Halleck were more opti-
mistic about the super-highway
bill, another measure that has high
priority with Eisenhower. They
reported that GOP members of the
House Ways and Means Commit-
tee were confident that a satis-
factory "financing plan" would be
worked out for the highway bill,
though not embodying the Presi-
dent's -original proposal for the
banks to float a bond issue.
Ike replied that he still didn't
favor the committee pay-as-you-
go tax compromise worked out by
the Democrats, but was willing to
go along if this was the only hope

A POSSIBLE conflict of interest
lurks behind the scenes in the
sudden opening up of the nation's
wildlife refuges to oil and gas leas-
ing after 50 years of resisting the
oil companies.
An ex-official of the Interior De-
partment, Harry J. Donohue,
former Aide to Assistant Secre-
tary for Public Land Management
Wesley D'Ewart, has now gone to
work for an oil company. Dono-
hue left Interior within a few
days after new regulations were
Issued opening 252 wildlife refuges
to oil and gas operations. He has
accepted as one of his first clients
the Toklan Oil Corporation.
Interestingly- enough, the Tok-
lan Oil Corporation has an option
on 20 oil-lease applications that
were filed with the Interior De-
partment by a speculator way back
in 1951. To date the Interior De-
partment has refused to grant the
The lands involved are in the

of getting the super-roads
through Congress.
* * *


Lower Souris National Wildlife
Refuge in North Dakota, one of
the prize refuges opened to com-
mercial oil operations while Dono-
hue was still in the Department.
QUERIED by this column as to
whether be would be barred from
representing the Toklan Oil Cor-
poration in view of ,his recent con-
nection with Interior, Donohue re-
plied: "I don't think so."
"I've looked over the regula-
tions," Donohue said, "and gen-
erally speaking, a former employee
is only barred from defending a
case involving a claim against the
United States Government. My
clients are only interested in oil
leases, and they don't constitute
a claim."
Fact is, however, that Interior's
rules of practice prohibit a former
official from practicing before the
Department "with respect to any
matter to which he-personally gave
consideration or as to which he
personally gained knowledge while
serving as an officer or employee
of the United States . . .."
(Copyright 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

The author, in retrospect, states:
"I wanted to move from division
to unity, to say 'that we are
all souls in one sorrow, and above
all to say that the answer is in
ourselves, in each individual, and
that each individual has in him
the elements of God. What will
carry the day is the belief that the
good in human nature is even more
powerful than the evil, if, with
our whole hearts and lives, we
abide by it."
It is unfair to say that Fry has
nothing of import to tell us but
it is a valid criticism to state that,
with this play, he is not yet ready
to begin. His verse, unlike T. S.
Eliot's, is undistinguished nor has
he matched his compatriot's dra-
matic flairs. The lack of a plot is
not in itself fatal but the discon-
nected thoughts, buried in meta-
phors, are.
DAC will end an otherwise excel-
lent and inspiring season on such
an unsuccessful note for the pro-
duction also doesn't measure up
to past acting achievements. Mssrs.
Drischel, Metcalf and Gistirak
seem (understandably unsure of
their chores and only Sidney Walk-
er shines through.
-David Marlin
True Artist
Ann Arbor with an enormous
European reputation as a vocal ar-
tist: and in her concert last night,
she repaid expectations by prob-
ably eighty percent.
Her program was an ambitious,
highly demanding one, ranging
from German lider to coloratura
arias by Donizetti. This being
the case, it was no surprise that
the results were uneven. Yet in
every respect, even where she was
not thoroughly satisfactory, she
showed the admirable points of
her artistry and her sound train-
night demonstrated was that Miss
Stich-Randall is primarily an op-
eratic artist. In singing, she likes
to take her time and expand her
voice, savoring every melodic curve
and easily climbing to diamatic
climaxes. In the declamatory
Mozart concert aria, "Misera, Dove
son" (K. 369), or the Puccini arias
from "Boheme and "Butterfly,"
she was very effective: being both
poetic and dramatic.
But she seems to require the aid
of sets and footlights to complete
the dramatic illusion. Thus, in
the aria "Ah, fors e lui" from "La
Traviata," the opening quasi-reci-
tative section seemed stilted and
empty, and the coloratura section
was a near disaster, leaving one
the impression of a highly idio-
syncratic interpretation. Her voice
is not light: and the aria from
Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" though
executed efficiently (and sung in
English, but one was aware of it)
lacked the necessary sparkle and
ironic wit.
The Schubert and Brahms lied-
er (and the Strass lieder -of the
encore) were all delivered with
the expansiveness and force typi-
cal of an operatic artist. In every
sense these gems of songs were a
triumph, demonstrating the true
magnitude of her artistry. She
has a tendeney to take the slow
numbers like "Der Jungling und
der Tod" or "Nacht und Traume"
very slowly, capitalizing on the
quiet melodic line, savoring each
silence, and dwelling on the mean-

I in of t he t +tw*

THE Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of the University
of Michigan for which the Michigan
Daily assumes no editorial responsi-
bility. Notices should be sent in
TYPEWRITTEN form to Room 3553
Administration Building before 2 p.m.
the day preceding publication. Notices
for the Sunday editioni must be In by
2 p.m. Friday.
General Notices
Additional Ushers are needed for the
matinee performance of The Magic Flute
today. Contact the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre box office between 10 a.m. and
noon today.




'Green Scarf' Good
English Trial Film




A BLIND, deaf, and dumb man
is found in a ship's stateroom
with the corpse of a murdered pas-
senger. The murder trial and par-
ticularly the blind man's defense
is recounted excitingly in "The
Green Scarf."
The deaf-mute is a talented and
well-educated author, taught to
understand sign language and
braille by a priest who heads an
institution for blind children. A
childhood girl friend marries the
successful author and it is during
their return trip from a series of

To The Editor

lecture tours in America that the
murder takes place.
All circumstantial evidence points
to the mute as the killer - his
fingerprints are on the murder
weapon and his hands are covered
with the other man's blood. He_
confesses to the crime immediate-
ly, though his wife swears that
neither she nor her husband knew
the murdered man.
THE FILM is more than another
of the English murder-trial type
productions. The acting is skillful,
and the dialogue brisk and always
crucial to the development of the
plot. George More O'Ferrall's di-
rection had molded a picture of
unusual understanding and sym-
Michael Redgrave plays the el-
derly defense lawyer with a great
enjoyment of the part. The old
man is brilliant, unorthodox, and
eccentric in his efforts to gain
acquittal for the blind man. The
seemingly impossible task of at-
tempting to create a defense for a
deaf-mute who refuses to offer
any word in his own behalf, pre-
sents a challenging problem for
the lawyer, and Redgrave accepts
it happily.
AS THE DEAF and blind mute,
Kieron More captures the tortuired
man's character in a portrayal out-
standing in its high emotional im-
pact and sensitive understanding.
Ann Todd is the wife, and Leo
Genn is the teacher of the blind.
All the performers are among
Britain's foremost acting talents,

Virtuosi Di Roma, Renato Fasane,
conductor will give the ninth program
in the current Choral Union Concert
Series, Tues., March 13, at 8:30 p.m. in
Hill Auditorium. A limited number of
tickets are available at the offices of
the University Musical Society, Burton
Memorial Tower, and will also be on
sale at tie Hill Auditorium box office at
7:00 the night of the performance.
Academic Notices
Kothe-Hildner Annual German Lan-
guage Award. Offered to students in
courses 31, 32, 34, 35, and 36. The con-
test, (a translation .competition from
German to English) arries two stipends
of $45 and $30 respectively, and will
be held from 2-4 p.m. Wed., March 21.
Students who wish to compete should
apply at the German Department Office
by Mon., March 19.
Anatomy Seminar: Monday, March 12,
5:00 p.m., Room 2501, East Medical
Building. Dr. Phillip V. Tobias, Senior
Lecturer in Anatomy, University of the
Witwatersrand, South Africa, "The Kal-
ahari Bushmen (Living Men of the
Stone Age)"
Aeronautical Engineering High Alti-
tude Seminar. Dr. V. C. Liu of the
Upper Atmosphere Research Group will
speak on "Rarefied Gas Dynamics and.
Upper Atmosphere Measurements, I,"
Mon., March 12, at 4:00 p.m., in Room
1504 East Eng. Bldg. Open to all seniors,
graduate students, and staff members.
Placement Notices:
Representatives from the following
will be at the Engrg. School:
Thurs., March 15:
U.S. Corp. of Engrs., Detroit, Mich,
all levels in Civil, Const., Elect., Mech.,
and Sanitary; B.S. in Naval and Marine
for Devel., Design, and Constru.
A. E. Staley Mfg. Co., Decatur, Il.--
B.S. and M.S. in Che. E., B.S. and M.S.
in Ind. and Mech. for Prod., Const.,
Sales, and Time Study.
Houdaille Ind., Inc., Highland Park,
Mich.-B.S. and M.S. in Aero., Mech.,
and Engrg. Mech. for Research, Devel.,
and Design.
Thurs., Fri., March 15 and 16:
Scott Paper Co., Chester, Pa.-all levels
in Che. E., Civil, Elect., Ind., Inst.,
Mech., and Eng. Mech. for Summer and
Regular Research.
Shell Oil Co., Emeryville, Calif.-PhD
in Chem. . for Research, Devel., and
Bell Telephone System - all levels
Aero., Che. E., Civil, Const., Elect., Ind.,
Instru., Math., Engrg. Mech., Metal.,
Naval & Marine, Nuclear, Physics and.
Science for Research, Dever., Prod., and
Fri., March 16:
Oliver Machinery Co., Grand Rapids,
Mich:-B.S. in Elect., Ind., Mech., and
Engrg. Mech. for Product Design. U.S.
Ohio Edison Co, Akron, Ohio - B.S.
in Elect. and Mech. for Electric Utility
State of Ohio, Dept. of Highway,
Columbus, Ohio-all levels in Civil E.
for all phases of highway devel. U.S.
B.F. Goodrich Co., Akron, Ohio-B.S.
and M.S. in all E. progroms, Chem. and
Physics for Devel., Design, and Const.
Curtiss-Wright Corp., Propeller Div.,
Caldwell, N. J.-all levels in Aero., Elect.,
and Mech. for -Research, Devel., Prod.,
Mfg., Prod. Liaison, Performance Ana-
lysis, Design, Stress Analysis.
Huehe Resach and DPVPI.--A w -







Ii proved Chances*..
To the Editor:
MR. BUCKMASTER, in his re-
cent letter (March 2), ques-
tions the validity of what he calls
the "propaganda" concerning in-
creased funds for our schools. He
questions the meaning of "better
schools." He states that he be-
lieves that the need for new, large,
well equipped school buildings has
been over-estimated. We would
not argue that such buildings auto-
matically mean that "Junior will
get a good educational back-
ground." We do reply, however,
that his chances are improved in
uncrowded classrooms where the

are able to earn more proportion-
ately in our summer jobs. And yet
teachers are expected to keep up
with 'social standards above their
income brackets, and their pay!
raises ar not in proportion to the
rising costs of living. Mr. Buck-
master insinuates that teachers ask
twelve months salary for nine
months work. A salary of $4,000 is
only $333 a month whether it is
received in nine pay checks or
twelve. Yet teachers are expected
to travel and increase their educa-
tion during summers.
The nine-month school year is
more than just traditional carry-
over from harvest. Most schools do
have 1i mm' Y4nrngr'mehihl r 0 A





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