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Sixty-Sixth Year

"It Was An Illinois License-700,0 And Something"

hen Opinions Are Free,
Trutb Will Preva1i"


Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must -be noted in all reprints.
Student Inrtegrty Praised,
But Procetor'~ Remains

G&S Society Sparldes
In 'The Mikado'
TO THE AVOWED Gilbert and Sullivan devotee, it doesn't much
matter who puts on a performance of a G&S operetta-results
can be delightful whether performed in an eighth grade auditorium
or by the D'Oyly Carte troupe itself.
Last night, happily, the University G&S Society hit a mark nearing
the professional with its sparkling performance of "The Mikado."
Parodying weak spots of nineteenth century British society through
a Japanese medium, "The Mikado" ranks traditionally among the
best of the team's wbrks. Gilbert's lyrics are at their contagious best,
and Sullivan's music follows suit nicely. Justice is done to both in the
local performance, except for an easy pitfall-enunciation occasionally
The Society is in high gear, with only an initial awkwardness of
the men's chorus (which future performances doubtless will iron out)
detracting from a standard otherwise maintained. Both choruses
function in duly obsequious and mock-Oriental fashioi, and the or-
chestra is more than adequate.
Leading roles are all handled capably, but particular credit is due



STUDENT INTEGRITY, bitterly attacked in
this month's McCall's magazine, is being
upheld in some quarters.
Faculty members and University administra-
tors have flatly disagreed with McCall's charges
that cheaters outnumber honest students. In
fact, taking issue with the magazine, several
literary college instructors and Asst. Dean
James H. Robertson said they thought instances
of cheating were relatively few.
In light of this attitude the complex list of
rules found in the recently circulated literary
college booklet "Information and Regulations
Governing the Conduct of Undergraduate
Courses" and designed to insure honesty seem
unnecessary. The rules express a philosophy
one would not expect from an administration
that accepted student integrity.
If, as Dean Robertson and a number of fac-
ulty members seem to believe, cheating is not a
major problem, then why promulgate a list
of rules that discomforts the honest student
in its attempt to prevent dishonesty?
There is, in the remarks of Dean Robertson,
a challenge to Student Government Council-it
is a challenge the Council would be wise to

ASKED ABOUT the possibility of initiating an
honor system in the Literary College similar
to that employed by the School of Engineering,
Dean Robertson indicated the initiative must
be taken by the students. He is unquestionably
An honor system not accepted by students
would of course fail. The logical body from
which an honor system should spring is the
It is true, as Dean Robertson remarked, that
they must understand and accept the respon-
sibilities of an honor system. A mature, intelli-
gent study body should jump at the chance to
do away with the traditional concept of proc-
And Dean Robertson's comments seem to
Imply that if students are willing to accept
this responsibility (and it is a grave one), the
literary college administration would not be
adverse to instituting an honor system.
Student Government Council would be per-
forming an invaluable service to the campus
community if it appointed a study committee as
a preliminary step towards the goal of replacing
proctoring with honor in all undergraduate
colleges at the University.

y2 ~i)


Subtle Segregation


THE ISSUE of segregation has been played up
daily in the entire country's newspapers,
while the northern papers seem to be playing
havoc with the deep South's refusal to accept
the Supreme Court's 1954 decision ruling
against segregation in schools supported by
public funds. "Segregation in the schools is
both unconstitutional and undemocratic," the
papers declare.
They center the issue around the fact that a
few of the states refuse to integrate' their
schools and base their criticisms of the South
on this foundation. It's easy for the North to
complacently criticize the Deep South merely
because their schools are integrated. However
even in the North, the problem of segregation
still exists.

True, there are few out and out Jim Crow
practices here-that Would be too obvious.
Negroes are allowed to ride in the front of buses
and go to the same theatres with the whites,
but in most cases are refused services in "re-
spectable" restaurants, hotels, taverns and
swimming pools. Northerners use the more
subtle tactics of simply ignoring the Negroes-
ignoring the slums in which they live in the
middle of their big cities and being oblivious to
the poor jobs and working conditions which are
handed down to the Negroes.
The North can be proud of its integrated
schools, but it should direct some of the cru-
┬žading spirit at many of the "despicable" con-
ditions that exist in our own cities as well as
aiming it elsewhere.

Luce Bows to White House

'Ruffians' of the Press

Fortune Magazine, published by
Ike's close friend, Henry Luce
of Time, Life and Fortune, has
been having a secret hassle with
the White House over an article
on the National Security Council.
In the end, Fortune bowed to
White House "censorship," stopped
the presses, and yanked the article
out of its April issue. Since sev-
eral thousand copies already had
been run off, it cost the Luce pub-
lishing empire quite a little money.
Involved was no breach of se-
curity, but about a hundred small
changes in text. These altered
specific details about National Se-
curity Council meetings so that
the working of the Council, which
the Fortune article described, were
more general.
The changes were not ordered
by the President, and he knew
nothing about them. They were
actually ordered because White
House aides were afraid the Pres-
ident would get sore when he saw
the article in print. They knew
he was quick to lose his temper
over publication of anything about
the inside working of;the Security
Council over which' he presides,
along with Vice President Nixon,
Secretary of State Dulles, Secre-
tary of Defense Wilson, and other
top-ranking Cabinet advisers.
* * *
THE ARTICLE also showed the
tremendous new power given to

the Council, power to make decis-
ions which in previous adminis-
trations have been made by the
President as Commander-in-Chief.
Most significant aspect of the
incident was that the Luce or-
ganization, though violating no
security, was willing to stop the
presses and make the heavy ex-
penditure involved in revamping
the entire April issue.
The Luce publications have be-
come the virtual house organs of
the Eisenhower Administration. In
addition to Mrs. Luce who serves
as U. S. Ambassador to Italy, For-
tune publisher C. D. Jackson'once
served as psychological warfare
adviser on the White House staff,
while Emmett Hughes, Ike's best
ghost writer during his first year
in the White House, has now re-
joined the Luce publications.
Recently, in his talks with Prime
Minister St. Laurent of Canada,
President Eisenhower put the
Canadian magazine tax against
American publications first on the
agenda for discussion.
* * *
IT WAS overlooked by new men,
but a top Republican spokesman
made some startlingly frank re-
marks the other day about Ike's
decision. to run again.
Minnesota's intense, influen-
tial Congressman Walter Judd, a
physician, told the GOP women's
club in his district that the Presi-

dent had agreed to run at the risk
of his health.
"I know better than most, I
think, how the President would
like to be rid of this burden . ,
Judd declared. "We must, of
course, forgee small things . . .
just as this man (Eisenhower)
puts them aside and walks to his
doom, to his death."
* * *
INTIMATES say Vice President
Nixon spent the Easter vacation
"charting his course," as President
Eisenhower hack advised. Nixon
went into seclusion to reflect on
his political future.
White House aides are urging
President Eisenhower to sign the
Farm Bill and get rid of Secretary
of Agriculture Benson in one
master political stroke. Benson
has called the bill "unacceptable."
This means he would be honor-
bound to resign if Ike signed it.
The Democrats will raise another
clamor for Benson's resignation.
But secretly, they hope he won't
quit. The farm issue is the best
issue the Democrats have left.
The Republicans' $300,000 ad-
vertising campaign for flexible
farm supports may have backfired.
All the advertising referred to the
Eisenhower farm program. Prev-
iously, the farmers had thought of
it as the Benson farm program.
Now many of them are blaming
(Copyright 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

SOMEONE YEARS BACK introduced the
term "gentlemen of the press" as a title
which he hoped would elevate the public
opinion of the journalism profession.
However, the journalism profession these
days is in need of more than a term to con-
vince the public. They could use a full scale
public relations department.
The ;recent displays on the part of news-
papermen and photographers covering the
Grace Kelly-Prince Ranier extravaganza have
been lamentable indeed. In the first place, it
is questionable whether a movie queen's mar-
riage to the prince of a gambling casino is quite
the story the newspapers think it is.
Nevertheless the papers have chosen to give
it exhausting coverage; front page lead play,
not to mention the countless "exclusive" ar-
tieles by some of America's leading keyhole
reporters. Even the recurring war threats in
the Middle East have been crowded off the front
page in many newspapers, or limited enough
to give the royal couple their full due.
Even in methods of coverage the newspaper-
men have gone overboard. Close to three
hundred reporters, photographers and what-
have-you were on hand when the fashionable
Grace took off for Monaco last week on board
the 'Constitution.' The press conference soon{
turned into a riot as the photographers and
writers fought to get a ring side seat with an
"anything goes" attitude.
RECNST REPORTS from Monaco (and there
are thousands of them daily) tell the story
of a human roadblock thrown up by photog-
raphers to stop a car in which Ranier and Grace
were riding. One quick-witted Frenchman even
threw himself prostrate in front of the auto
to insure its stopping.
Unfortunately the car did 4top and the
Editorial Staff'

flashbulbs popped. But an angry Prince Ranier
has barred most photographers and reporters
from the actual wedding ceremony.
All these incidents point up a sad state of
affairs for American, perhaps the world's,
newspaper readers. Certainly there is some
interest in such a storybook type romance, just
as there was when Rita Hayworth took her Ali,
and again when she left him, and again when
she chose Dick Haymes, and again when she
left him, and so on. But much of this interest
is manufactured in some headline-frustrated
managing editor's mind intent on dragging
public taste down to his own level.
Just recently the newspapers fought a legal
case to allow photographers into the court-
rooms during trials. New flash-less cameras
came to their aid and the case has been all but
won. The papers used their editorial pages to
win public sympathy to their side and in most
cases succeeded.
BUT THERE IS going to be little sympathy
from the public if the newspaper industry
continues to flaunt its irresponsibility and sen-
sationalism under the hoax that freedom of the
press as an end need pay no attention to
In this age of "agonizing reappraisals," one
is definitely due in this field of newspaper
ethics and responsibility.
New' Books at the Library
Alexander, Lloyd-My Five Tigers; .N.Y.,
Crowell, 1956.
Baldwin, James-Notes of a Native Son; Bos-
ton, Beacon Press, 1956.
Bemis, Samuel-John Quincy Adams and the
Union; N.Y., Alfred A. Knopf, 1956.
Caidin, Martin-The Long Night; N.Y., Dodd,
Mead, & Co., 1956.
Cloete, Rehna-The Nylon Safari; Boston,
Houghton & Mifflin Co., 1956.
Fontaine, Robert-Hello to Springtime; N.Y.,
Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1956.
Foote, Horton-The Chase; N.Y., Rhinehart
& Co., 1956.
Foote, Horton-Harrison, Texas; Eight Tele-
vision Plays; N.Y., Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1956.
Foster, Harris-The Look of the Old West;
N.Y., Viking Press, 1956.
Gold, Herbert-The Man Who Was Not With
It; Boston, Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1956.
Jack, Homer (ed)-The Ganidhi Reader: A
Source Book of His Life and Writings; Bloom-
ington, Indiana U. Press, 1956.
Karp, David-All Honorable Men; N.Y., Al-

four cast members. David Newman
getic Lord High -Executioner,
flourishing a versatile voice and an
innate comic tendency.
His scenes with Alice Dutcher,
the venerable Katishp (who is,
as she announces, an "acquired
taste") provide the operetta's
brightest moments. Miss Dutcher
puts nearly all that can be put
into the role of the Mikado's un-
loved daughter-in-law-elect. Oth-
er happy moments come with Joan
Holmberg's clear interpretation of
Yum-Yum, although the role is
somewhat limited. Gershom Morn-
ingstar makes a vivacious and in-
teresting Pish-Tush.
Thelma Kavanau's settings, al-
though simple, are in fine taste,
and in the second act blend with
skillful lighting for particularly
apt effects.
-Jane Howard
Julie Saves
speciality is the light situa-
tion comedy spiced by a discreet
use of sex, has turned out a slightly
more sophisticated version of "The
Moon Is Blue"-type of entertain-
"I Am A Camera" is a domestic
comedy advanced a few stages by
the addition of a foreign setting,
the slight mention of a political
situation, and a "serious" young
man for a hero. However, none of
these details are considered at any
great length. They are there to
provide atmosphere for another
fairy tale-where the heroine al-
ways serves breakfast in a black-
lace evening gown and throws her
fur -boa around the neck of the
nearest statue.
These gay, bright little comedies,
in which most of the characters
seem to be saying "delightful"
most of the time, are good for an
evening of entertainment and gen-
erally provide a few catch lines
to be repeated the next day. In
this one we have Sally Bowles
saying "My sex appeal is always
adequate." But they are generally
the pink cotton-candy type of en-
tertainment: very nice to look at,
but too sweet to take for very
* * *
WHAT SAVES "I Am A Camera"
from'fallingino the cotton-candy
class is a talented young lady
named Julie Farris who has al-
ready distinguished herself as
Frankie in Carson McCullers
"Member of the Wedding" and, as
Joan of Arc in Jean Anoulih's
"The Lark." Julie Harris not only
makes the fairy tale seem real, she
makes it look important, and this
last quality seems to be absent
in most of the Van Druten com
edies. As Sally Bowles, an Eng-
lish girl living in Berlin pre-
sumably to brighten the lives of
lesser mortals, she wraps up the
audience in her charm.
She is a heroine who can do
anything and get away with it.
She drinks Prarie Oysters (an egg
with Worcestershire sauce ... "it
makes everything wonderful") in
the morning and champagne cock-
tails in the evening, and can still
arch her eyebrows with perfect
naivete. Her throaty laugh, her
extravagent gestures, her green
finger-nails are all part of a
wonderful world, and as the film
ends to the accompaniment of one
last laugh, you feel a little sorry
to leave it.'
* -* *

ALL THIS, of course, is very
unlike Christopher Isherwood's
"Berlin Stories" from which the
episode of Sally Bowles was taken.
Those who are familiar with the
Isherwood version may wince a
little at the liberal adaptation. The
Sally Bowles of "Berline Stories"
had a certain wistful sadness to
her that does not fit well in fairy
tales. And of course the movie
version ends in general happiness
for all, while Isherwood's Sally
floated off the page like the un-
real Berlin she represented. But


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cavorts magnificently as the apolo-


Dearie, Remember Georgeous George.

Daily Television Writer
"If you remember John L. Sulli-
van and the Sousa Band (oh
my wasn't the music grand) then
dearie you're much older than I".
But you don't necessarily have to
be that old to remember the good
old days of television-the era
around the late '40's.
At that time television was still
in the incubator stage. The mo-
tion picture industry had declar-
ed cold war on TV. Wrestling,
boxing, kinescope recordings, Hop-
along Cassidy, puppets and old
time movies constituted the bulk
of a local station's half-day pro-
During this period three tele-
vision stations in Chicago were
televising the same major league
(technically the Cubs are consid-
ered to be a major league team)
baseball game. During the after-
noon televiewers were fascinated
with a program entitled "Multi-
scope News" which was merely
news flashing across the screen in
a ticket-tape fashion. In t h e
mornings television was presenting
its first spectacular-the test pat-
* * *
cable had just been completed.

vision. Some of the earlier shows
of this type have since seen their
demise, but proved to be a spring-
board for the stars of the new
Such a show was the "big show"
of the now almost defunct DuMont
network, the first and only major
TV program to be sponsored by
the Druggists of America.
Jerry Lester was the first emcee
of this program. After leaving
the show he went to NBC where
he starred in the very popular
"Broadway Open House." He
was replaced by Jackie Gleason,
who is new employed by General
Motors. Jack Carter replaced
Gleason and went on to become
a top TV comic until recently,
leaving television in lieu of a lead
in "Mr. Wonderful", the Sammy
Davis Jr. Broadway show. Feel-
ing that they had developed
enough TV material the Druggists
dropped the show and never re-
entered the TV scene.'
* -* *
The ARROW Shirt Co. present-
ed a program on Thursday nights
whose original star was Phil Silv-
ers. Silvers did not succeed on
that show and left television until
his very successful return last
fall. Silvers was replaced by Herb
Shriner who also was dropped

"The Morey Amsterdam Show"
had in its cast a crazy waiter by
the name of Newton, who was
really Art Carney. Newton be-
came Norton, gave up being a gar-
con in lieu of the New York sew-
ers and is now employed by Gen-
eral Motors.
* * *
ONE OF THE foils of Bob and
Ray on their oft-replaced TV
shows was Audrey Meadows who
now is one-half of the "Honey-
The other half of the "Honey-
mooners", after leaving the drug-
store show became the TV ver-
sion of Chester A. Riley until
William Bendix stepped in to play
the part he had created on radio.
And the "Honeymooners" idea
was adopted from a portion of an
earlier TV variety program which
starred Frances Langford and Lew
Many of the early TV shows are
now almost completely forgotten
even though it has just been five
or six years since they were the
Like "This Is Show Business",
"Lucky Pup", "Candid Camera",
"Q. E. D.", "Bob Emery's Small
Fry Club", "The Roberta Quin-
lan Show" and "The Morton
Downey Show".


DAVE BAAD, Managing Editor
Editorial Directdr City Editor
DEBRA DURCHSLAO .............. Magazine
DAVID KAPLAN ....................... Feature
JANE HOWARD . .............,...... Associate
LOUISE TYOR ....................... Associate
PHIL DOUGLIS ..................... Sports
ALAN EISENBERG .,;......... Associate Sports
JACK HORWITZ .............. Associate Sports
MARY HELLT 3ALER . ,...... Women's
BLAINE EDMONDS ......... Associate Women's




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