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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 1956
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'Showboat' Wins Booth Title
By PETE ECKSTEIN
Barkers leaped and chorus girls
shrieked last night as Newberry-
Gomberg's "Showboat" was an-
nounced as the winner of the 1956
Michigras show competition.
The two-show variety program
beat Alpha Tau Omega-Chi Ome-
ga's "Nutcracker Sweeties" - a
muscular ballet-burlesque - and
Alpha Gamma Delta-Sigma Alpha
Epsilon's "Going Ape"-a panto-
mime rock-and-roll show.
The skill booth competition was
won by "Golden Garter" of Victor
Vaughn-Delta Tau Delta, a Las
Vegas-style casino, followed, by
"Frigid Fun" of Tau Delta Phi-
Delta Phi Epsilon and "Institute
of Barberology" of Alpha Chi Ome-
ga-Phi Delta Theta.
Refreshments honors were tak-
en by Sigma Kappa-Chi Psi's
"Bermuda Bell," a general refresh-
ment stand with calypso singing,
with runners-up Kappa Delta-Chi
Phi's "German Inn" and Phi Gam-
ma Delta-Alpha Phi's "Fee Fee
Judges for the heated competi-
tion were Ruth Calahan, SGC exe-
cutive secretary, Assistant Dean.
of Women Elizabeth Leslie, Assis-
tant Dean of the literary college
James Robertson, Prof. Lionel H.
Laing of the political science de-
partment, Prof. Gerald Dykstra of
the business administration school,
Prof. Marvin Eisenberg of the
fine arts department, and James
Shortt, Assistant to the Director
of University Relations.
Attendance estimates for the sec-
ond and last night of Michigras
slightly surpassed Friday night's
estimate of 9,000.
Grand Prize winners, who en-
tered Michibucks won at skill
booths in the drawing, were Betty
Wright, '59, a dress; Dennis Vow-
ell of Ann Arbor, a suit; Nancy
Henry, '59N, a watch; and young
Jim Baird of Ann Arbor, a watch.
Hundreds of Ann Arbor children
turned out for the Kiddy Carnival
yesterday afternoon. "Spineroo"
stripped a gear, but otherwise there
were constant lines outside the
other rides, four of them especially
for the younger set.
Though most Daily reporters
were still asleep during the carni-
val, one managed to interview one
of the kiddies-a boy of four-on
his way home:
D.R.: "What did you ride on?"
Boy; "The fe--, the ferr--, the
fe--, the merry-go-round."
D.R.: "Was it fun?"
Boy: "Yeah, I liked it, but a kid
EAST LANSING, MICH. (MP) -
Mayor Albert E. Cobo of Detroit
was boomed for governor again
yesterday, this time by a powerful
group of Republican leaders who
presumably had received the "go"
Several of the party's star money
raisers were among those pledged
to start a full-fledged Cobo draft
including immediate circulation
of nominating petitions to put his
name on the Aug. 7 primary bal-
The Mayor was vacationing in
Tucson, Ariz., and the Detroit
Free Press quoted him as saying
by telephone he neither had con-
doned nor forbidden the draft. It
added that Cobo denied he had
given "a green light" to the move-
Although kingpins in the move-
ment insisted they had no com-
mitment from Cobo, their asser-
tions were greeted with scepticism
by newsmen, 'and by some party
members not sympathetic to his
The announcement grew out of
a hotel room session of Republican
leaders which lasted until 4 a.m.
The party bigwigs were here for
a state central committee meeting
later in the day.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (M)-The
bride and groom cut their wed-
ling cake yesterday in a gay re-
tnann a+ 1,~f fallnwa' fho mn,., nsra
"SHOWBOAT" BY NEWBERRY-GOMBERG - The two-show
variety program =copped top honors at last night's Michigras
show competition. In addition to melodrama, the show featured
. torch singing, tap dancing, pantomimes and chorus lines.
Russian Leaders Begin
Peace Conf abs With Eden
WENDOVER, England (P)-Russian Premier Bulganin and Nikita
Khrushchev began peace talks in an English country manor house
yesterday after 4,000 Oxford University students ragged them with
chants of "Poor old Joe!"
The Kremlin leaders sped through the gates of Chequers, official
country residence of Prime Minister Anthony Eden, as the sun set on
a day of bristling activity.
The two visited the British secret atomic city of Harwell, then
went on to Oxford-and one of the biggest razzes seen in the university
town in decades.
Crowds of students began their chant about the late Soviet dic-
If Others Balk
WASHINGTON (OP) -Adlai E.
Stevenson yesterday proposed that
the United States halt H-bomb
tests as a step toward eventual
Stevenson said that if "other
nations" don't follow suit, and
persist in further tests, "We will
know about it and we can recon-
sider our policy."
The Democratic presidential as-
pirant noted that Russia has pro-
tested against this country's sched-
uled tests in the Pacific next
month but' said this did not alter
"For this suggestion is right or
wrong and should be so considered
regardless of the Soviet," he said.
Stevenson came to Washington
to address a luncheon of the Amer-
ican Society of Newspaper Editors
and attend a fund-raising dinner
of the Democratic National Com-
In his speech to the editors he
questioned "the sense in multiply-
ing and enlarging weapons of a
destructive power already almost
incomprehensible" and added:
"I deeply believe that if we are
to make progress toward the ef-
fective reduction and control of
armaments, it will probably come
a step at a time.
"And this is a .step which, it
seems to me, we might now take,
a step which would reflect our de-
termination never to plunge the
world into nuclear holocaust."
Hopes for Peace
The former Illinois governor
campaigning for his party's top
nomination again this year, said
he would like to believe that Nikita
Khrushchev's call for the abolition
of armed forces "means we are
on the threshhold of real progress
in disarmament at last."
At all events, Stevenson said he
hoped the Communist party lead-
er's remarks in a London speech
Friday night "will be received
here with something more positive
There was no immediate com-
ment from the Pentagon or other
official quarters on Stevenson's
call for a halt in H-bomb tests.
Preparations are already well un-
der way for tests starting May 8
in the Eniwetok atoll area of the
To Hold Panel
At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening
in the Union Students for Stev-
enson will discuss "Whom Should
the Demorcats Nominate?".
Participating in the panel dis-
cussion will be Professors Preston
Slosson of the history departnient,
Robert Angell of the sociology de-
partment, Alexander Allison of the
English department, and Bob
Marsh'all of a local book store.
The three professors favor the
nomination of Adlai Stevenson,
while Marshall is thought to lean
toward Estes Kefauver.
All interested persons are in-
vited to the meeting.
THREE DRAMA SEASON STARS-(from left) Billie Burke,appearing in "The Solid Gold Cadillac,"
Judith Anderson, appearing in "Black Chiffon" and Ethel Waters, appearing in "The Member of
Anderson, Waters, Scott, St. C lair
To Appear in Drama Season Plays
The Dean of the .law college of
the University of Baghdad, Ab-
dul Rahman Al-Bazzaz, is ex-
pected to arrive here today to
confer with Dean E. Blythe Stason
of the University Law School and
Prof. George G. Cameron, Chair-
man \of the Department of Near
Eastern Studies, it was announced
The University is one of several
institutions being visited by Dean
Al-Bazzaz on an eight-week tour
of the United States, sponsored
by the American Friends of the
Middle East organization in New
The purpose of Dean Al-Bazzar's
visit will be to investigate the
possibilities of admission and ex-
change of graduate law students
His tour of' the nation follows
the conclusion of his duties at
the United Nations as Iraqi rep-
resentative to the Commission of
The Dean's career has included
membership on the staff of the
Iraqi delegation to the United
-tator as the two Russians left
Sheldonian Theater, and repeated
Neither Bulganin nor Khrush-
chev understand English but they
had plenty of interpreters with
Both Russians took it well.
Khrushchev once raised his hands
in grinning surrender when backed
against a wall by autograph-hunt-
ing Oxford residents. Bulganin
The Oxford students, many in
their 20's, were derisvely good-
natured and refused to take the
two Russian dignitaries seriously.
They roared the "Volga Boatmen,"
cheered, boisterously offered com-
ment and at one point an impa-
tient student called out in precise
"Come on, Bulgy, I want my
Russians Visit House
After visiting Oxford the Rus-
sians hustled off to the 40-room
Tudor country house which is the
official country residence of Brit-
ish prime ministers. They had a
chance to relax before taking up
Peace was on the docket for ins
formal weekend talks, and es-
pecially the Middle East, an area
the Soviet leaders have offered to
But the echo of their words had
barely died yesterday when Mos-
cow radio began pumping out
charges that Britain and America
were the villains there.
By TAMMY MORRISON
A glittering array of stage per-
sonalities and plays will highlight
the coming University Drama Sea-
son, extending from May 14
through June 16 at the Lydia
Featured will be Judith- Ander-
son, Ethel Waters, Zachary Scott,
Lydia St. Clair; Ernest Graves,
Vicki Cummings, Ian Keith, Billie
Nations Si gn
CAIRO, Egypt (R)-Egypt, Saudi
Arabia, and the little desert king-
dom of Yemen yesterday signed a
military pact aimed at solidifying
the Arab world.
Egypt's Premier Gamal Abdel
Nasser, King Saudi of Saudi Arab-
ia, and Iman Ahmed of Yemen
signed the alliance in the walled
city of Jidda, Saudi Arabian port.
They reached agreement after 13
hours of discussion.
A joint communique declared
the three Arab rulers had agreed
to exchange cultural, economic
and scientific information as well
as signing a military agreement.
Trio Was Friendly
The communique said the trio
discussed maintenance of peace in
the Middle East and carried out
the talks in an "atmosphere of
The pact may herald a new era
of international activity for Ye-
men, which until now has been one
of the world's most isolated na-
Some observers interpreted Nas-
ser's sudden plunge into the Saudi-
Yemen agreement as a sign he
intends to join forces in a drive
to push the British completely out
of the Arab world.
Nasser Against Haste
Others said, however, he may
have entered the three-power
group to restrain the two partners
from too hasty or too drastic ac-
They said he had played a mod-
erating role last fall in the Arab
League when Saudi Arabians
wanted strong anti-British action
in a dispute over the Buraim
oasis in southeast Arabia.
Egypt already is joined in sepa-
rate defense pacts with Saudi
Arabia and Syria.
Soil Bank Bill
strategists began efforts yester-
day to tie into a single bill both
the authority and the moey for
President Dwight D. Eisenhower's
farm soil bank program.
Rep. C. R. Hope (R-Kan) said in
nn in r.- ar h ..1A alr a "
Burke, Murray Matheson, Lauren
Gilbert, Iggie Wolfington and'
They will appear in "Black Chif-
fon," "The Member of the Wed-
ding," "Marching Song," "Tiger at
the Gates" and "The Solid Gold
Anderson To Appear
Each play will run from Monday
through Saturday with matinees
on Thursday and Saturday.
Judith Anderson will open the
Season May 14 in Leslie Storm's
psychological melodrama "Black
She is best known for her stage
performance as "Medea" and her
Emmy award-winning Lady Mac-
beth in Evans' TV production.
Waters To Perform
Ethel Waters will re-create her
original role in "The Member of
the Wedding" starting May 21. The
Carson McCullers work was "given
the New. York Drama Critics
Circle Award: as the outstanding
play of its year.
Since Miss Waters is equally at
home in musicals and dramas, her
stage roles have included "Cabin
in the Sky" and "Mamba's Daugh-
Janet DeGore, another veteran
of the original cast, and 11 year-
old Ricky Hamilton, Richard Ward
and Phillip Lindsay have also
been signed for "Member."
J o h n Whiting's "Marching,
Song," starring Zachary Scott and
Grad To Talk-,
At Law Fete
James A. Sprawl, 29L, will speak
on "The Practical Importance of
the Legal Idea Man" at the annual
University Law School honors ban-
Dean E. Blyth Stason will pre-
side at the banquet to be held
at 6:30 p.m. in the Union.
Seniors ranked in the top 10
per cent of their class academically
will be given certificates of mem-
bership in the Order of the Coif,
national law academic honorary.
Lydia St. Clair, will have its Am-
erican premiere the week of May
28. The play will go to New York
in the fall.
Scott opened Wednesday as the
king in the City Center revival
of the Rodgers and Haimerstein
musical "The King and I."
Miss St. Clair repeated her orig-
inal Broadway role last year in
the Season when she co-starred
with Valerie Bettis in "The Time
of the Cuckoo."
"Tiger at the Gates," which re-
cently received the New York
Drama Critics Circle scroll as the
best foreign play of 1956, will
open June 4. The play was adapted
by Christopher Fry from the orig-
inal work by Jean Giraudoux.
Burke To Lead
Leading roles will be taken by
Ernest Graves, Vicki Cummings
and Ian Keith.
Billie Burke will close the Sea-
son with the comedy-satire by.
George S. Kaufman and Howard
Teichman, "The Solid Gold Cad-
illac," opening June 11.
Lauren Gilbert and Iggie Wolf-
ington will take featured roles in
the cast. Gilbert received his early
training at the University, where
he was a student of the late Prof.
Valentine B. Windt, past director
of the Season.
Wolfington has appeared in pre-
vious Season productions of "The
Hasty Heart" and "Gramercy
Season director John O'Shaugh-
nessy will stage four of the plays.
"Marching Song" will be directed
by Warren Enters, whose work on
the revival of Paul Osborn's
"Mornings at Seven" at the Cherry
Lane Theater last year won criti-
Mellencamp To Design
Robert Mellencamp will return
as art director. Designer for many
major industrial shows, he also
did settings on Broadway in
Roger L. Stevens' production of
"Twelfth Night" and this season's
"Third Person. Emmas Mellen-
camp will return as costumiere.
Season tickets will go on sale
May 7 at the boxoffice. Mail orders
may be sent in care of the theater.
Need for Truth
WASHINGTON (A)--- President
Dwight D. Eisenhower asserted
yesterday the United States has
won a long list of "cold war victor-
les" but said these have created
new foreign policy problems.
He called for the creation of a
"rotating advisory board" of pri-
vate citizens to assist the govern-
ment in developing policies.
Speaking before the American
Society of Newspaper Editors, the
President went beyond a 30-min-
ute prepared address to tell his
audience that one of the most im-
portant things In the world to-
day is to see that the American
people are given "the naked truth"
about world affairs, free of "dem-
agoguery and partisanship."
In his prepared speech, he chal-
lenged the present leaders of Rus-
sia to prove their peaceful inten.
tions and desire for better rela-
tions with the rest of the world by
abolishing "the wrongs of Stalin,"
Among these wrongs he mention-
ed the continued division of G&r-
Many and Korea.
The Presidentadid not explain
precisely what he had in mind
when he said that a "rotating ad--
visory board" of private citizens,
free of the responsibilities of office
and " able to devote their brains
to the job," would be very useful
in keeping United States policies
abreast of the needs of the times.
"We must concentrate on the
task," the President said. "We
must keep ahead of, the job. If
we don't we are bound to lose."
In the course of his impromptu
remarks which came after the
broadcast of his fermal speech
had been concluded he made an
emphatic appeal for an under-
standing of the needs of Japan for
He did this after saying that the
free nations were unified by their
determination to resist aggression
but with the threat of aggression
diminishing the problem of jointly
solving their economic prdblem
makes it difficult for them to stay
"No oie in, this room," he de-
clared in loud, rapid words,
"needs any blueprint to tell' him
how important it is for Japan, for
the 90 million people of Japan, to
stay outside the Iron Curtain."
May Be Due
" VIENNA, Austria (P)-Unofficial'
reports from Prague said yesterday
that a shakeup in Czechoslovakia's
Communist government may be
Alexei Cepicka, 46-year-old
minister of defense and a first
deputy preimer, may be removed
from his posts, these reports say.
Cepicka, son-in-law of the ate
President Klement Gottwald, has
recently been criticized in sections
of the controlled Czech press.
Gottwald, who died March 14
1953 in Prague, immediately after
returning from Stalin's funeral in
Moscow, was recently downgraded
by no less a man than Antonin
Novotny, first secretary of the
Czech Communist party's Central
Petitioning for the Literary Col-
lege Conference Steering Commit-
tee opens tomorrow for a two-
All students in the Literary Col-
lege are eligible for membershin.
IHC To Consider Revision Proposals
(EDITOR'S NOTE-The following is
the last in a series or four articles
explaining the proposals to change
the structure of tlie Inter-House
By JIM BOW
Acceptance of the proposed
structure changes of the Inter-
House Council rests with the legis-
lative body, which will decide on
the recommendations at a future
Just when this future meeting
will be is a question, for the motion
to accept the recommendations
has been tabled by Bill Hanks,
'56BAd, Chairman of the Study
Structure Committee that drew up
In order to approve the recom-
mendations, which include the
new 1[H cnnstitution a well a
work, Chairman Hanks commented
on the number of hours spent on
drawing up the 12-page constitu-
tion, the Constitution Rationale,
and the booklet of additional re-
Seven copies of each of these
booklets have been issued to the
individual houses for further con-
(The Study Structure Committee.
was composed of the three Quad-
rangle Presidents, three House
Presidents, three IHC representa-
tives, and one member-at-large.)
Hanks adds that the worth of
the proposed committee structure
for the IHC has already been3
proven in an experimental orien-
should be passed to go into effect
next fall," Hanks emphasized.
Other comments on the recom-
mendations came from Bob War-
rick, '578, newly-elected IHC
"The revision is necessary," he
said, "and the smaller body is
going to help."
However, Warrick added, "There
are several areas that take a lot
more thought and consideration."
For an example, Warrick brought
out' the question of whether the
Quadrangle Councils would accept
the recommendations made specif-
Warrick ended his remarks by
praising Hanks for his work in
directing the Study Structure
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