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Sixty-Sixth Year

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When Opinions Are Free,
Truth Will Prevail"

"'That'll Just Show You How Flexible I Am"
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Six Roles in 'Sheep-'
Six Hits for Fernandel
AS A RESULT of "The Sheep Has Five Legs," French comic Fernan-
del is now running neck and neck with Alec Guiness for the film
multiple-personality crown.
NOT SINCE Guiness' memorable "Kind Hearts and Coronets" has
such a merry and frolicsome saga of look-alikes hit the screen. Guiness

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staf writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
Tne Danger to SGC


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Respect At Stake
For New Government
FUTURE RESPECT for Student Government
Council will be at stake today when the
Board in Review convenes for the first time
since the Council's existence. What the Board
decides concerning SGC's approval of spring
rushing for the sorority system will be im-
portant. But far more significant will be the
precedent set for future cases.
According to the proposal under which the
Council operates, the Board may be called
together at the request of any of its seven
members when there is a point at issue. Points
at issue would arise, the plan states, when an
action of the Council "involves a question of
the Council's jurisdiction or requires further
consideration in view of Regential policy or
administrative practice."
This statement of review prerogatives clearly
suggests that the Board has power to check
the Council's action only on the basis of pro-
cedures involved and not on the basis of sub-
stantive content of the decision. Since no
question of the Council's jurisdiction was raised
during the four months of rushing study, there
is apparently no question involved here. And
the decision in favor of spring rushing does riot
bear directly on Regential policy or adminis-
trative practice.
NEVERTHELESS, sorority alumnae have an-
nounced their intention to petition the
Board in Review for hearing. One alumna
has even told Panhellenic that the Dean of
Women virtually guaranteed a hearing on the
merits of the Council decision.
No one will deny that the Council's decision
was disagreeable to some people. But there is
little question as to the propriety of the proced-
ures used in making the decision.
The Council agreed unanimously on the
motion calling for committees to study the
rushing question. The committee itself ex-
pressed its desire to receive information from
anybody at any time during the study. And
Wednesday night's Council meeting enabled
both constituents and Council members a fair
change to debate and discuss the issue.
There is nothing left to question but the
substantive action taken. Since the Board
was not set up to hear substantive appeals,
what do the alumnae want who requested hear-
Should the Board in Review consider thte
decision on its substantive merit, Student Gov-
ernment Council will not have improved much
-over the defunct Student Legislature.
The particular decision of the Board will
have more than immediate significance. The
long-range prospects of Student Government
Council 'will also depend on the precedent set.
Leave It Up
To the Adults?
T'S HARD to know where your loyalty be-
Especially if you're in a sorority.
As a body you all belong to an organization
named "Panhellenic"-you're simply a minority

housing group on campus-and you realize this.
But you've got some things the independents
haven't-"alumnae," and they exert a tre-
mendous influence on you.
Many of them, by the time they become
active ,alums, have raised their families and
they've been out of school a long time. This
is particularly true of that unique individual-
the financial advisor.
The sorority financial advisors . . . this is
the group that is going to appeal the Student
Government Council's rushing decision to the
Board in Review.
The question is, are they solely concerned
with their individual organizations, or do they
regard SGC the way they regard the women in
the sororities they "advise" (and the word is
an understatement) -as immature undergradu-
ates who shouldn't be concerned with larger
problems. "Leave this up to the adults," many
of them say.,
And "Leave it up to the adults" is what
many sorority members also say when faced
with a decision of whether or not to take
Yet every affiliated woman on this campus
must consider whether she is going to direct
her loyalty toward her contemporaries - or
toward a group of women who notoriously do
not have the interests of the individual at
A CAREFUL 'consideration of the entirely new
situation-one so different from that ex-I
isting during the former spring rushing period
-will show that sororities are not in danger
of "going off campus." They are not in danger
of disintegrating, not making their quotas; nor
are they then, in danger of not building new
houses, or acquiring additional groups.
Panhellenic, as a group that str'ongly sup-
ported the formation of SGC, must now be
equally strong in its support of the operation
of SGC. It cannot "sit back and wait," but
must be the first to speak out showing that it
can see the advantages to spring rushing-
even though it may favor the other system.
Stepping forward to ask the Board of Re-
view to support SGC's decision is not, as many
Panhellenic delegates feel, a "slap in the face"
to their alumnae. However, to not do so would
be to indicate to the entire campus that Pan-
hellenic will not support the student govern-
nent that it helped formulate.
These advisors, numerically, constitute a
small percentage of sorority alumnae, but they
compose an infinitely strong faction; they are
usually shrewd businesswomen with extreme
persuasive ability and could conceivably be a
determining factor in the life of the proposal
for spring rushing.
If one of the biggest issues that SGC has
had to consider is discarded due to the influ-
ence of 19 women, what then, will happen to
the strength of student government on the
Michigan campus?
Certainly there are difficulties that must be
ironed out when any change is made and spring
rushing can be made far more effective than,
any system of fall rushing. Contact rules, the
establishment of an informal rush period, and
individual attitudes-all are problems to be
Nevertheless, while student governmentis in
a formative period, the student body must show
unity-not vehemently expressed division.

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included a woman in his repertoire
male sex, but there is definitely
no harm done by the omission.
The fabulous Frenchman plays
a father and his quintuplet sons
with precision and completely in-
dividualistic characterization.
Monsieur Saint-Forget is an old
Frenchman who has scarcely seen
his famous sons since their birth,
because the government took over
their education and upbringing.
But he is angry with them from
afar because they have become
The mayor of the village where
he lives thinks it would be very
good for the tourist trade if he
united the brothers and their fath-
er on the Quint's fortieth birth-
day. So he commissions their
Godfather, the family doctor, to
round them up and bring them
The stories of each of the broth-
ers is told separately. First there
is Alain, who has become the most
fabulous beauty shop operator in
Paris. Then there is Bernard, an
advice - to - the-lovelorn columnist
who fixes up a young romance.
The third Quint is Charles, a
priest whose parish laughs at him
because he resembles a certain
movie actor. Desire is a window
washer who sells a contract for
his funeral (to be paid for by
Alain) to practically every under-
taker in Paris. Last is Etienne, a
sea captain who stakes his ship,
cargo and native mistress on an
intriguing game of chance involv-
ing betting on which piece of sugar,
a fly will light.
* 3
FERNANDEL IS A past master
of the facial expressions school of
comedy. The contortions h i s
plastic countenance undergoes are
almost unbelievable.
Subtitles are unusually good, but
the film suffers from some jerky
editing. Otherwise, however, it is
wholly delightful.
-Tammy Morrison

; Fernandel sticks strictly to the
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i1('! l A.TI/t6'EN PST-Gea


Close Vote in Kansas


THE other day I went out to
Topeka, Kansas, to talk to two
leaders of the Republican Party
about the smouldering farm-belt
resentment and what GOP leaders
in Washington should do about
One of the men I talked to, Alf
Landon, has led his party as candi-
date for President exactly two
decades ago. The other, Landon's
protege, Fred Hall, is the youngest
Republican governor in the nation.
Landon I found in shirtsleeves,
looking philosophically out over
the Kansas prairies from his sky-
scraper office building. He has
grown old gracefully, shows no bit-
terness over the way his party let
him down in the 1936 Roosevelt
landslide. tIe rides horseback in
the morning, catches up with his
mail-especially long letters to my
old partner, Bob Allen, drills a few
oil wells and enjoys life. Alf will
be 70 on his next birthday.
His young friend, Governor Hall,
whom Alf helped elect, is restless,
dynamic, bursting with energy in
his fight against old guard Re-
publicanism. With the GOP pri-
mary still months away, the gover-
nor came direct from his campaign
headquarters to lunch in the gover-
nor's mansion. He was already
charting his battle against the old
guard faction which has ruled
Kansas for years.
* . *
THAT FACTION includes some
of Eisenhower's good friends. Yet
Hall, himself strong for Eisenhow-
er, has defeated them three differ-
ent times in races for lieutenant
governor and governor. He pre-
dicts he will do so again this year.
The Ike friends are:
Frank Carlson, U.S. Senator
from Kansas, close to the White
House and a personal friend of the
Harry Darby, of Kansas City,,
Kans., Republican National Com-
mitteeman, and one of the original
drafters of Eisenhower for Presi-
To them young governor Fred
Hall is an upstart who challenges
their right to dominate Kansas.
And though it's traditional for a
Republican Governor of Kansas to
be unopposed by his own party for
a second term, nevertheless the old
guard this time is not sticking

with tradition. It is out to defeat
Hall. Furthermore, the old guard
indirectly tried to enlist White
House support to do it.
* * *
LAST FALL when the young
Governor of Kansas came to
Washington for the Governor's
Conference, Assistant President
Sherman Adams sent for him.
"We hope," he admonished,
"there won't be any trouble in
Kansas. President Eisenhower
doesn't want anything to happen
to his friends. So we hope you
won't let anyone run against Sen-
ator Carlson for re-election and
will not challenge Harry Darby for
the National Committee."
Governor Hall told Adams he
was just as anxious as .anyone to
keep peace in the party, but, short-
ly after he got back to Kansas, he
found that Ike's friends Carlson
and Darby weren't. And though he
carried out his pledge to Adams

not to oppose either, the Governor
found he was being opposed by
them. They have entered a Repub-
lican candidate against him in the
So, you're going to see a knock-
down, drag-out battle inside the
Republican Party in Kansas.
* '* *
statesman Landon about this fight.
Specifically I asked him: "Is the
farm revolt such that a miracle
might happen and Kansas go
Landon was careful.
"You have 'all the ingredients
here that you had in 1930," he
said. "Then you had drought. You
had sliding farm prices. You had
bitter dissension inside the Repub-
lican Party, and George Magill, a
young Democrat whom nobody had
ever heard of, was elected to the
(Copyright 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)


Picks First Annual

'Tis Th' Day 0' Rejoiein'

FAITH AND BEGORRA and th' top o' th'
marnin' to ye. Tis th' day o' th' wearin' o'
th' green, th' day o' remembrin' how good St.
Pat came to th auld country, a-chasing' about
th' snakes and bringin' Christendom to the
sweet green Emerald Isle.'
Tis th' day when th' leprachuans will be
dancin' in the glen, and th' clans will gather
in their homes and there'll be a lilt. in every
Irish heart.
It brings to m' mind the days of m' youth,
far across th' sea, when m' good mither and
father toiled to bring the potatoes aout o' th'
sod. Thir were good times and hard times but
always on St. Paddy's Day thir was laughter and
gaiety and merry-making of all description as
we put our -troubles behind us. Thir is many
in this foruld that thinks us Irish are thick-
headed and thin-skinned but thir's none'll deny
that we have th' most fun of all. An' then thir
Editorial Staff
Pave Baad ..........Managing Editor
Jim Dygert ............................... City Editor
Murry Frymer ...................... Editorial Director
Debra Durchslag ............... Magazine Editor
David Kaplan ....,................... Feature Editor
Jane Howard ........................ Associate Editor
Louise l'yor ......................... Associate Editor
Phil Douglis ..........."......... sports Editor
Alan Eisenberg ...,........Associate Sports Editor
fack Horwitz ............. Associate Sports Editor
Mary HelIthaler .............. Women's Editor
Elaine Edmonds ...*........ Associate women's Edito5
Jnhn Hirtzel ........... ... Chief Photographer
Business Staff

was a fair young coleen .. . but's that's another
Those were the good auld days. But the years
here have been good to us all. M' brither Denny
is a cop in New York and will be marchin' in
the parade today and m' sister is married to a
Democrat in Boston.
Aye, tis the day of rejoicin' so won't all you
Svensons, Damstadts, Chevaliers, Ivanovitchs,
MacIntoshes, Fernandez, Manganellies, Ana-
thanasopolouses, Awaises, Eisensteins, Sing-
hams, Phoucs, Yehs, Nishijimas, and Smith,
coom in, sit ye doon an' have a bit o' the
brew in honor o' St. Pat.
Lenihan's, O'Toole's, Hen-
nessey's, and O'Halloran's o'
o' County Kerry.)
New Books at the Library
Miller, Max-Speak to the Earth; N.Y., Ap-
pleton, 1955.
Nasser, Gamal Abdul-Egypt's Liberation;
Washington Public Affairs, 1955.
Newman, Ernest -- Seventeen Famous Op-
eras; N.Y., A. Knopf, 1955.
O'Brian, John Lord-National Security and
Individual Freedom; Cambridge, Harvard U.
Press, 1955.
Patton, Frances Gray-A Piece of Luck; N.Y.,
Dodd, Mead & Co., 1955.
Peterson, Roger Tory & Fisher, James -
Wild America; Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1955.
Reid, Forest-Tom Barber; N.Y., Pantheon
Books, 1955.
Reis, Clair-Composers, Conductors and
Critics; N.Y., Oxford U. Press, 1955.
Roy, Gabrielle-The Cashier; N.Y., Harcourt,

Daily TI
Daily Television Writer
THE ACADEMY of Television
Arts and Sciences, magazines,
newspapers and television column-
ists have decided on their awards
for the top programs and people
on television. Not to be outdone
we have compiled this impressive
list whic'h contains the winners of
the first annual Michigan Daily
Television Awards:
-Best Regular Series: "Pro-
ducer's Showcase"
--Best Single Program: "Peter
-Best Actor in a Regular Ser-
ies: Danny Thomas
-Best Actor-Single Perform-
ance: Jose Ferrer in "Cyrano
De Bergerac"
-Best Actress in a Regular
Series: Ann Sothern
-Best Actress-Single Perform-
ance: Mary Martin in "Peter

-Best Male Vocalist: Steve
-Best Female Vocalist: Eydie
-Best Musical Director: Skitch
-Best Comedian: Jackie Glea-
--B e s t ' Comedienne: Lucille
-Best Comedy Program: "The
Phil Silver's Show"
-Best Panel Show: "What's My
--Best Quiz Program: "The
$64,000 Question"
-Best Dramatic Series: "Alfred
Hitchcock Presents"
-Best News Program:, "John
Daly and the News"
-Best Adventure P r o g r a m:
-Best Children's P r o g r a m:
"Mickey Mouse Club"
-Best Audience Participation
Program: "Dollar A Second"
-Best Sports Coverage: "Caval-
cade of Sports"
-Best Master of Ceremonies:
Steve Allen
-Best Staging and Production:
"Your Hit Parade"
-Best Director: Jack Webb
-Best Producer: Showcase Pro-
ductions, Inc.
* * * .
sion Arts and Sciences have found
out (the hard way) you can't in-
clude every good show without
setting up special'categories which
would only be applicable to one
show. Thus "Wide World," "This
Is Your Life," "See It Now," "Per-
son To Person" and "The Tourna-
ment of Roses Parade" are de-
prived of the opportunity of re-
ceiving awards.
Technical advancements are also

to the
Relax, Don't Clutch ...
To the Editor:
DATE . . . March 17, 1956
Place . . . State Street, Ann Ar-
bor, Michigan, U.S.A.
Characters . . . Mary and Charles
So it's love that makes the world
go round-
How then I ask might my love be
Am I to wait, while Springs drifts
Must I be lonesome 'til I die?
Answer -
Relax, don't clutch, you will find
a mate-
Over a hand of bridge, at a coffee
Come on, be happy, throw your
cares away-
Keep smiling-it's Saint Patrick's
-John W. Kormes, '59L
Reasons More Evident..
To the Editor:
A WEEK AGO I wrote a letter
trying to explain to Dick Sny-
der and others who were puzzled
by the lack of interest of students
in petitioning for SGC the reason
for the apathy. I pointed to the
lack of any appreciable reward in
working for a group merely toler-
ated by the Administration so long
as it kept within its realm of busy-
work, uncontroversial debate, etc.
A belief that SGC serves any pur-
pose other than as an outlet for
these efforts is, to me, erroneous..
Apparently Mr. Snyder wasn't
convinced by my letter since I
find another editorial in Sunday's
Daily in which he reprimands
Dean Zerman for his "influenc-
ing" the SGC regarding the de-
ferred rushing study. This is the
best argument for my view that I
can find. The Administration will
obviously tolerate SGC activities
until they become troublesome and
then will gently (or not-so-gently)
ease the Council back into its
The editorial proclaims an ap-
parent lack of faith in SGC's func-
tion on Mr. Zerman's part. Could
it be that the Administration and
the SGC advocates have differing
views on the function of this body?
I think so. Perhaps now my reas-
ons for the lack of student inter-
est in student government will ap-
pear more evident to those who
are puzzled by the situation.
-Ben Young, '57L
'Outspoken Statement'
To the Editor:

Prof. Sirarple Der Nersesslan of Har-
vard University, Dumbarton Oaks Re-
search Library and Collection, Washing-
ton, D. C., "Armenian Illuminated Man-
uscripts of the 13th Century," March 19,
1956 at 4:15 p.m., Rackham Amphi-
theater, auspices of the Depts. of Fine
Arts 'and Near Eastern Studies. The
public Is invited.
Lecture. "Social Welfare in Burma."
Day Mya Sein, lecturer,, University of
Rangoon and U Nu Lecturer in Burmese
Culture in the United States. Mon.,
March 19, 1956, 7-8:30 p.m., in the
Henderson Room, Third Floor, Michigan
League. Joint auspices of the School
of Social Work of the University and
the Huron Valley .Chapter, National
Association of Social Workers. Open
Faculty Recital. Arlene Sollenberger,
contralto, with Eugene Bossart, pianist,
and Nelson Hauenstein, flutist, 8:30
p.m. Sun., March 18, in Aud. A, Angell
Hall. Compositions by Handel, Bloch,
Strauss, Mussorgsky; open to the public
without charge.
Placement Notices
Representatives from the following
will be at the Engrg. School:
Tues., Wed., March 20, 21:
Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich.--
all levels in Che.E., Civil, Elect., Mech.,
IEng. Mech., Met., Nuclear, Physics and
Science for Summer and Regular Re-
search, Devel., Design, Prod., Sales, and
Chem. Analysis.
Wed., March 21:
Chicago Aerial Industries, Inc., Mel.
rose Park, Ill.-all levels in Elect., Math.,
Mech., Engrg. Mech., Engrg. Physics.,
and Science for Research, Devel., Design,
Prod. E. U.S. citizen.
United States Graphite Co., Div. of
The Wickes Corp., Saginaw, Mich.--B.S.
In Che.E., Elect., Ind., Mech. and Metal
for Research, Devel., Design, and Prod.
U.S. citizens.
American Steel Foundries, East Chi-
cago, Il.-all levels in Che.E. and Mech.
for Research and Devel.
The Worthington Corp., Harrisson, N.
J.-all levels in Mech., Instr., Nuclear,
and'i Sanitary; B.S. in Che.E., Civil,
sElect.,and Ind. for Research, Devel.,
Design, Prod. and Sales.
Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co., Milwaukee,
Wis.-B.S. Engrg., Physics and Math. for
Research, Devel., Design, Mfg., Sales and
Field Service.
Nat'l Tube Div. of U.S. Steel Corp.,
Lorain, Ohio-all levels in Engrg. and
LS&A for Vacation Trainee Program,
and Student Engrg. Trg. Program.
Mallinckrodt Chem. Works, St. Louis,
Mo.-all levels in Che.E., Constr., Instr.,
Metal.; B.S. and M.S. in Civil, Elect.,
and Mach for Summer and Regular Re-
search, Devel., Design, Prod., and Const.
U.S. citizens.
Post Cereals Div. of Gen'l Foods Corp.,
Battle Creek, Mich.-B.S. in Che. E.,
Elect., Mech. E., Chemistry and Food
Tech., for Prod.-Training Program lead-
ing to Superv.
Food Machinery & Chem. Corp., vari-
ous areas-all levels in Chem.E., and
Mech. E. for Research, Devel., Design,
Prod., Const., and Sales.
Sunstrand Machine Tool Co., Rock-








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