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Sixty-Sixth Year

Bus Stop

m Opinions Are Free,
ruth Wil PrevaU"s


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ln'Mis'anthrope' A Biting
Satire oan Social Mores.
Enacting stylized comedy successfully is nearly a forgotten art
today but the Speech Department's brilliant production of Moliere's
"The Misanthrope" at tydia Mendelssohn Theatre last night proved
that hard work and considerable talent can effect a resurrection.
Moliere has combined 'a rapier-like wit with some penetrating
comments on the social hyprocrisy of his and our times in "The Mis-

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

qY, APRIL 26, 1956


11-Bo vStatement
Indicative of Soviet Strategy



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ACTIONS of Messrs Khrushchev and
ulganin in London the past week are high-
licative of the basic tactic of Russian dip-
tic strategy. The underlying purpose of
visit to Britain has been to drive a wedge
aen the United States and the United
dom, or at the very least, plant a germ of
t as to the wisdom of the British alliance
NATO and America.
tial attempts by the Russians to accom-
their mission followed much the same
rn used in previous jaunts-the "after all,
tifferences with you are not so great and
really not such bad guys" approach. But
came rapidly apparent that this line would
e put across in Britain, that they were not
cularly welcome guests.' Crowds every-
e have greeted them with orderly but
ed hostility and the government has
ged them in serious and meaningful con-
tions on crucial topics designed to severe-

ly test the Russian claim to be leaders in the
movement toward world peace.
This constantly uncompromising reception
irked the Russians to the point where, at the
height of his irritation, Khrushchev delivered
his menacing H-bomb guided missile declara-
tion. The reference to guided missiles was
carefully calculated to strike home to the.
Briton who well remembers the death and
destruction wreaked by Hitler's V-2's in the
closing days of World War IL
The significance of this statement lies not
only in its substance but even more in that it
clearly demonstrates a basic principle of Soviet
policy. When the ends of the Soviets can be
gained through non-violent means, these will
be employed. But when opposition to subver-
sion and other forms of political warfare is
met, all pretense is thrown off and the willing-
ness of the Russian leaders to use devastating
force to attain their goals is manifest.

% I

anthrope" and introduces them in i
for even the most accomplished
playwright. His success was dem-
onstrated by the attention and ap-
preciation of the audience who
were enthralled by the clever and
biting satire of the verse.
Aleeste is the "misanthrope," a
man who shuns the falsity and
sham of social amenities and who
believes truth and candor should
prevail, whatever the cost. He is
appalled by the dishonesty of his
acquaintances and the lady he
loves and some of the more hilari-
ouss scenes are where he puts his
theories into practice.
Moliere also recognizes that
complete defiance of mores pro-
duces confusion and resentment
and he indicts both approaches.
The artistry of the dialogue with
Alceste.............Robert Brown
Philinte.............. Herbert Kline
Oronte ................. Earl Sayer
Cellmente .......... Marian Mercer
Eliante .... Mary Davey
Arsione.............Gertrude Slack
Acaste ..................Allan Knee
Clitandre...........Howard Green
Basque .............. Harris Liechti
Guard .................Paul Day
Dubois..............Albert Phillips

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Dr. William Morgan Brace

rhymed couplets, a severe challenge

IE DEATH Monday of William Morgan
Brace erased from the campus a chunk of
higan spirit which has long been tradition
never students or alumni gather to recall
.r earlier school days. Though his title was
ply Physician in the Health Service, to
dreds Dr. Brace signified much more.
rom his graduation from Ann Arbor High
ool in 1914, and his University training from
4 to 1925, to his passing, the name William
ce was synonymous not only with medical
ice but with a loyalty to the Maize and
e that burned in everything he did.
rom 1940 until last fall, the 61-year-old
sician accompanied the Marching Band
everytrip away from home. Since 1933,
had served the summer biological station
Cheboygan, and from 1936 to 1950 the
versity's geography camp. He had, served
hi such student organizations as Sphinx
i Delta Omega medical'honorary. Whether
request was for professional advice or some-

thing which his ,University salary did not
include, William Brace was always on hand.
FROM A MEDICAL standpoint alone, he
servedhis profession untiringly and often
thanklessly. His work with Jonas Salk and
Thomas Francis wa recognized by the Journal
of the American Medical Association. And as
Health Service Director Morley Beckett points
out, "Bill Brace gave his whole life to Health
Under the direction of several of Dr. Brace's
close associates, plans are now underway for a
hemorial to his long years of service to Health.
Service and the whole University community.
The Michigan Alumni Fund in Alumni Me-
morial Hall has set up a special division for
contributions in his name and a representative
memorial committee will soon be established.
It is a fitting tribute to William Morgan
Brace, a man who will always keep living in the
hearts of the students and University he served
so dearly.

aogr vo j~twdea r D

e : .
U.S. and Russia at the Elbe


luncheon and to
ner of the American
tors in Washingtonl
me that- we were 1
thing is this readin
whole or in part by o
To write a speech
is spoken is an art,
the theater, and las
had little of the art
feeling by the Pre
when he was off the
on Sunday by Gov.
counter with the dr
Beside the turgid1
listen to, the prepar
by a partisanship w
of either of the me
himself saying that1
cy of Truman had
successful policy of
essential respects t
not been the Truman
And the Presiden
him say that his po
cess, though in his
talked as a man wh
many policies is nee
Under the partisar
about the speechesN
question of policy
them. Both men w
factual situation-t
change in the worl
three years-sincee
happened, the inaug
incided so nearly w
The serious theme
American policy has
vised to meet these
were made by men
of asking the ques
what are the quest
paring definitive an
WE ARE not nows
another of theg
fore we entered Wo
the Marshall Plan a
II. Instead of a gr
one might say, in a
pot two sides, one po
another pointing in
in a new and strap
have no acceptable
maps nor Eisenhow
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The Great Inqutry
iD to Gov. Stevenson at the gingerly with certain innovations and depar-
the President at the din- tures from the old Truman-Eisenhower posi-
Society of Newspaper Edi- tions. They were agreed that we cannot insist
last Saturday, it seemed to upon, that we cannot expect, that every coun-
being, shown what a poor try will align itself as between the U.S.S.R.
ng 'of speeches written in and the U.S.A.
ethers. This marks a very important change in the
ithat sounds well when it official American view. Both men agreed that
closely akin to writing for economic aid to under-developed countries
st Saturday's ghost writers. should be divorced from military considerations
t. I was confirmed in this such as bases and alliances. Both men agreed
asident's unwritten speech that the Western powers must identify them-
television circuit and again selves with the epochal trend towards the na-
Stevenson's successful en- tional independence of dependent peoples.
agons of "Meet the Press." But though there are these new conceptions,
prose which was so hard to neither the President nor Gov. Stevenson claim-
red speeches were distorted ed that he had as yet arrived at a new, a clear
which is not characteristic and established policy, born of these concep-
en. Gov. Stevenson found tions.
the successful foreign poli-
been followed by the un- The change that has come, or rather that is
Eisenhower-as if in all coming, upon the world since Eisenhower was
he Eisenhower policy has inaugurated and Stalin died is very great in-
n policy. deed, greater than we can as yet fully appre-
tit which had ciate. We are most conscious of it, as both
licy had been a great suc- speeches on Saturday showed, because of the
own unwritten speech hepresence of the Soviet Union as a great power
own that a change ie in the whole vast arc from Morocco to Japan.
ho knows thatachgen Uti 1 heovtUnnhsben
cessary and is in the mak- Until recently, the Soviet Union has been
excluded from this arc, has been "contained"
n fencing the striking thing at itsfrontiers, except as there was communist
was that on no substantial propaganda and clandestine subversion. The
is there an issue between great new fact is that in 1955 the Soviet Union
ere talking about the same passed the ring of containment and began to
hat there has been a great operate openly and with the methods of classic
d situation during the past diplomacy to challenge the political predomi-
early in 1953 when, as it nance of the Western nations.
guration of Eisenhower co-
vith the death of Stalin. THIS COULD NOT have been done by the
e of both speeches was that a Soviet Union had not the governing classes
s to be reappraised and re- in the Moslem and Hindu nations welcomed
e changes. Both speeches the coming of the Soviet Union. There is a
who are still at the stage panicky view in the West that this means that
stions, indeed of deciding the Asian and African countries will throw
tions, rather than of pre- themselves into the arms of, or be drawn into
swers. the clutches of, the Soviet Union. The cooleir
view is that these countries welcome the break-
at least at the beginning of ing of the Western monopoly of the supply of
great debates, like that be- military and economic aid, are pleased to have
rld War II, like that over two competing suppliers, and will as a matter
nd NATO after World War of policy try to keep the competition going.
eat debate we are engaged, If this is in its essence the new situation,
great inquiry. There are then in the formation of our policy, there are
ointing in this direction and three great, though not necessarily exclusive,
that direction. We are all and absolute, choices. We can compete with
nge country, for which we the Soviet Union by trying to out-bid her. We
maps - neither Truman can try to collaborate with the Soviet Union
ier maps-and we are re- in projects of developments-on the principle
wrn Lro'1'11fiIof a.ennr~,.iim or ,. p ,ro f rower. r we

T WAS just 11 years ago this
week-noon, April 25, 1945-that
a patrol of American riflemen
pushed through the no-man's-land.
between the forward American and
Russian lines and linked up with
a Russian patrol on the east bank
of the River Elbe.
On that blood-soaked river bank
with the artillery-sha ttered bodies
of German women and children
around them, the Americans met
a Russian patrol, embraced, offer-
ed a toast to friendship, and vowed
that the futile tragedy of war
which took the lives of the non-
combatant women and children
strewn around them, would never
happen again.
That day was one to be remem-
bered. For not only did American-
Russian forces join together that
occasion, but the United Nations
organization held its first meeting
in San Francisco that day - to
consummate the pledge of those
Russian and American patrols.
* * *
A LOT HAS happened in the 11
years since then.
A general named Eisenhower
and a Russian Marshal named
Zhukov later met in Berlin and
tried to carry out the spirit of that
River Elbe pledge. They worked
out a fair degree of cooperation
between American and Russian

The general named Eisenhower'
went to Moscow and told in his
book, "Crusade in Europe," how for
five hours he had stood on the
tomb of Lenin watching a sports
parade in Red Square.,
"None of us had ever witnessed
anything remotely similar," he re-
ported. "Every kind of folk dance,
mass exercise, acrobatic feat, ath-
letic exhibition was executed with
flawless precision, and apparently
with greatest enthusiasm. The
band, said to number a thousand
pieces, played continuously during
the five-hour show .. .the Gen-
eralissimo (Stalin) appeared to
enjoy every minute of the show.
He invited me to his side, and we
conversed intermittently during
the entire period."
* * *
OVERSHADOWING all goals for
us Americans," the general named
Eisenhower wrote "was the con-
tribution we locally might make
toward establishing a working
partnership between the United
States and Russia.
Unquestionably he meant what
he sait That was the spirit of the
The years passed. Times chang-
ed. The pictures of Eisenhower
and Zhukov sitting together were
published by- his political enemies.
to show he was pro-communist.
Nothing, of course, could have been
further from the truth.

pendulum of fate swung back, in-
fluenced by the death of a dictator,
by public opinion, by diplomatic
A president named Eisenhower
once again met his co-commander
named Zhukov, this time in Gen-
eva. Not much was scored in tan-
gible diplomatic achievement, but
much was scored in creating a bet-
ter atmosphere.
The president named Eisenhow-
er did a fine job personally. His
magnetism, his warmth, the fact
that he went all the way to Gen-
eva, melted the myth that the
United States was a nation of war-
mongers. But (the diplomats, the
generals, and tie admirals got into
the act and helped to kill some of
the success. Also; it takes time to
heal the wounds of war, the poison
of propaganda - and the man
named Eisenhower wanted to re-
main only four days abroad.
Probably more has happened in
these short nine months - that
might change the shape of the
world-than at any other single
period since the first nine months
following April 25, 1945, the day
when a patrol of American rifle-
men crossed the River Elbe at noon
and mingled with their Russian
comrades amid the blood-soaked
bodies of German women and
(Copyright 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

which he fashions his thesis ex-
plains why "The Misanthrope" is
generally regarded as his best play.
It would be unpardonable to
single out any members of the cast
for special praise for all gave ex-
pert performances. This is cer-
tainly the Speech Department's
best production this year and is'
enthusiastically recommended.
Hugh Z. Norton, Edward An-
dreasen and Marjorie Smith, in
charge, respectively, of direction,
scenery and costumes, deserve par-
ticular praise. The last two cate-
gories, with the setting a Paris
solon In the time of Louis XIV,
demanded and received lavish at-
University theatres provide
nearly the only showcase for pre-
senting such classics as this restor-
ation comedy. We are fortunate to
have "The Misanthrope" on view
by such an able cast.
--David Marlin
'Sea' Dull
financial success of the Brit-
ish comedy "Doctor in the House"
has prompted the film's producers
to create a sequel entitled "Doctor
At Sea."
It is difficult to determine whe-
ther the second "'Doctor" film is
really intended pfimarily for
American audiences, but in con-
struction and dialogue it is not
nearly so good as a mediocre "I
Love Lucy" show.
Naturally, the plot concerns a
young doctor (Dirk Bogarde) who
goes to sea and gets seasick, re-
gurgitating for a five minute
stretch, then progressing to other
predictable adventures.
There is a crusty captain (James
Robertson Justice) on the ship
who has a marshmallow heart that
sometimes melts through his deep
screams. And when the ship docks
in Egypt, it manages to pick up
a couple of female passengers, one
a bistro entertainer (Brigitte Bar-
dot), the other a frenzied English
equivalent of the dumb blond
(Brenda De Benzie).
"DOCTOR AT SEA" suffers
dreadfully from an overemphasis
on bedroom aex, the kind that is
expressed by A innocently falling
on top of B while C enters and
gets the wrong impression. Its
dialogue is on a grade school level.
At one point, a patient is informed
that he has athlete's foot. "Why,
I don't know any athletes," he
Bogarde is required to be solely
cute-handsome. He succeeds well,
in this department, but has the
annoying habit of raising his left
eyebrow before each ' dissolve.
About the third time, the trick
begins to wear.
Miss Bardot sings a rather un-
distinguished song and wears
veeeery low-cut gowns that ap-
pear to be sliding off each time
she inhales. Justice as the cap-
tain growls, while Miss De Banzie
asks him, "May I drive?" and later
"Where are the breaks?" Another
time, while lamenting the lonely
life of a sea captain, she says
"Why I suppose you have sea gulls.

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General Notices
Regents' Meeting: May 24, 25 and 26.
Communications for consideration at
this meeting must be in the President's
hands by May 1.
Phi Beta Kappa: Annual Initiation
Banquet, Mon., April 30, at 6:30 p.m.,
Michigan Union Ball Room. Dean Mar-
ten ten Hoor, University of Alabama,
will be the speaker. Members of other
rnapters are cordially invited. Reserva-
tinos should be made with the Score-
tary, Hazel M. Losh, by Sat. arfternoon.
Marshall Scholarships at British Uni..
versities are being offered again this
year to American graduates, men and,
women under the age of 28. The
scholarships are tenable for two years,
and each has an annual value of 550
pounds, with an extra 200 pounds for
married men. Deadline for the applica-
tions is October 15. Information at
the Offices of the Graduate School.
The following student sponsored social
events are approved for the coming
weekend. Social chairmen are reminded
that requests for approval for social
events are due in the Office of Student
Affairs not later than 12:00 noon on the
Tuesday prior to the event. -
April 27: Delta Chi, Delta Theta Phi,
Mosher, Phi Delta Phi, Pi Lambda Phi.,
April 28: Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha
_Xi Delta, Chinese Students Club, Delta
Sigma Pi, Delta Tau Delta, Delta Theta
Phi, Delta Upsilon, Kappa Sigma, Lamb-
da Chi Alpha, Mosher, Nu Sigma Nu,
Phi Delta Phi, Phi Delta Theta, Phi
Kappa Sigma, Phi Sigma Delta, Phi.
Sigma Kappa, Sigma Alpha Epsilon,
Sigma Chi, Sigma Phi, Sigma Phi Eps-
Ion, Tau Beta PI, van Tyne, West Quad
April 29: Delta Upsilofl, Phi Delta Phi,
Scott, Tyler and Delta Sigma Phi.
Research Seminar of the Mental
Health Research Institute. Dr. Gerald
S. Blum, associate professor of psy-
chology, will speak on "Conceptual
Scheme for a Psychoanalytic Behavior
Theory," April 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m., .Con-
ference Room,7 Children's Psychiatrie
University Lecture: Prof. Burton
Dreben, Department of Philosophy,
University of Chicago, "Another Look
at the Frege-Russell Reduction of
Mathematics," Fri., April 27 at 415
p.m. In Angell Hall, Aud C. Open to
the public. Auspices of the Department
of Philosophy.
Student Recital, auspices of the School
of Music. Ronald DeBquver, violin, in
partial fulfillment of the requirements
for the degree of Bachelor of Music.
8:30 p.m., Fri., April 27, Aud. A, Angell
Hall. Pupil of Gilbert Ross. Open to
Academic Notices
Doctoral Preliminary Examinations for
students in education. All applicants
for the doctorate who are planning to
take the May Preliminary Examinations
in Education, May 24, 25 and 26, 1956,
must file their names with the Chair-
man of Advisers to Graduate Students,
4019 University High School Building,
not later than May 1, 1956.
Application for English Honors Cur-
viculum: Meeting for students interested
In entering the English Honors Curricu-
lum that begins next Fal on Thurs.,
April 26 at 4 p.m. in 1412' Mason Hall,
Sophomore students are particularly in-
vited, but freshmen interested in the
program are also welcome.
Juniors in Physical Therapy Curricu-
lum: Important meeting of all Juniors
accepted for the senior year of the
Physical Therapy Curriculum at 7:15
p.m,. Thurs., April 26 in the Physical
Therapy Classroom, Room 1142, Uni-
versity Hospital.-
Physical- Analytical- Inorganic Chem-
istry Seminar, Thurs., April 26, 7:30
p.m., Romo 3005 Chemistry Building.
Prof. R. K. McAlpine will speak on
"The Auto-oxidation of Iodine in

Alkaline Solution."
Organic Chemistry Seminar. Thurs.,
April 26, 7:30 p.m., Room 1300 Chem-
istry Building. D. Kenny will speak on
"The Thermal Decomposition of Amine
Interdepartmental seminar an Ap-
plied Meteorology, Thurs., April 26, 4
p.m., Room 4041 Natural Science Bldg.
Mr. Floyd C. Elder 'will speak on "The
Dispersion' of Ragweed Pollen in the
402 Interdisciplinary Seminar on the
Application of Mathematics to Social
Science, April 26, Room 3401 Mason Hall
from 4:00-5:30 p.m. J. Zinnes will speak
on "A Review of 'Some Experimental
n-Person Games' by Kalisch et al."








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Arbitrary Draft Call Not Possible


Daily staff Writer
W ENEVER college graduation
draws, near or the world situ-
ation becomes more tense, students
begin eyeing their local draft
boards with the inevitable ques-
tion, "Who'll be taken next?"
Despite many misguided opin-
ions to the contrary, draft boards
in every section of the country
mail out induction notices accord-
ing to a definte pattern of selec-
J. Wesley Kurshildgen, Univer-
sity assistant to the registrar and
adviser to students with draft
problems, says that an, arbitrary
system of draft selection is not
possible under the most recent
congressional bill passed last Jan-
"But," Kurshildgen hastens to
add, "radical changes can be made
in the draft laws at any time. For
example, no one would have pre-
dicted last summer that fathers
might be exempted from the draft.
But it happened, and thus every
student should be informed and
make his plans accordingly."
Such plans shouldn't be of a tem-
porary nature either, he pointed
out. "The way things look right
now, and with the continuation of
the status-quo, the military draft
will be extended into the unfore-
seeable future."
* * *
TODAY THE selective service
places registrants into six cate-

national quotas run anywhere from
6,000 to 16,000 depending upon the
number of military personnel re-
tiring from the service. The num-
ber of volunteersduring a period of
time determines how far a board
has to dig into other eligible cate-
gories to meet its quota.
If there are few volunteers, the
prospect of draft facing each youth
becomes more real and planning
for the future is made that much
more difficult.
* * *
THE NEXT GROUP eligible for
the draft, which includes non-
volunteers between the ages of 19
and 26, acutely concerns the col-
lege student despite his deferment.
As the present 'law stands, every
youth has an eight year military
obligation including two years of
active duty.
With nearly every college stu-
dent facing two years of service,
Kurshildgen said, "It is my belief
that every boy should plan on
that two years service either after
high school, in the middle of col-
lege or following his graduation.
Although they aren't taking too
many who are older than 26, most
draft boards won't wait untfl the
youth has reached that age."
A college student may invoke
his single right of statutory defer-
ment if he receives an induction
notice during the school year. This
right enables him, upon notice of
his draft board, to finish the pres-
ent academic year. After that

21-22 age level. This is because the
previous average of draftees was
23, and the new rules of January
are expected to lower this average
The big change in the recent
draft revision occurs in the fourth
and fifth classifications of draf-
tees. Once the draft board has
exhausted its reserve of prospec-
tive youths between 19-26, fathers
may be called to complete the
Thus, it is important to remem-
ber that fathers haven't been given
outright exemption, but their
chances of being called today are
slim unless there is a sharp rise
in draft quotas.
However, to be a father in the
eyes of the draft board, the indi-
vidual must "maintain a bona fide
family relationship in the homes"
and not be divorced.
* * *
A FATHER must notify the
board of his new status, or he may
be drafted despite his fatherhood.
Naturally, married men without
children are still affected individ-
ually by the new age priorities for
The other important change in
the draft comes under the fifth
category affecting those past 26
years of age. Men having passed
their 26th birthday without hav-
ing been deferred at any time
along the way are presently being
deferred from a military call. But
any one who has had a deferment
of any kind-4F's or college stu-
r1Pt.C- C ,AnwhnIenally liable. for






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