C t!THE MICHIGAN DAILY
WORLD BEATS UNDER FIRE:
Stowe Not Stymied By Bombs, Battle
Speech Students To Give
One-Act Plays, Opera
By ROBERT E. JONES
"I met a reporter and a pho-
tographer, both Swedish, in the
pass," said the florid, white-
haired man, "and we went down
into the Trondheim valley to-
"We were lucky. All the other
newspapermen were in a Swedish
border - village." Prof. Leland
Stowe put a match to his pipe,
wreathed himself in blue smoke,
and continued the story of his
"most satisfying world beat."
"When we heard the first
sounds of battle - bombs, ma-
chine-gun fire and such-the re-
porter went back up the moun-
tain. The photographer stayed
though, and he and I, were the
only press people to meet the
British when they straggled back."
Second Beat in 3 Weeks
And so, for the second time in
three weeks, Prof. Stowe collect-
ed a world beat. The first had
come on April 15, 1940, when his
Chicago Daily News story on the
German occupation of Oslo re-
vealed the uncensored details of
that conquest. The second was the
British defeat at Trondheim
which gave Nazi armies full con-
trol of Norway.
The stocky journalist, veteran
of nearly 30 years of foreign cor-
respondence, shrugs off the Nor-
way exploits as "lucky." It was
more than luck, however, which
brought him a Pulitzer Prize in
1930 for his coverage of the Paris
Reparations Committee and the
foundation of the Young Plan.
And it was the tenacity of a
sleuth, exercised over a period of
three months in five countries
which gleaned him his latest
"beat:" the current lead story in
Reveals British Money Shift
In it, Prof. Stowe brings to
light the fact that Great Britain,
during the black days of threat-
ened German invasion, transfer-
red all of its gold and securities by
sea to Canada. The whole maneu-
ver was carried out in utmost se-
During his three decades of for-
eign correspondence, Prof. Stowe
has covered four continents,
countless countries. He has work-
ed for eight communication me-
dia, five of them newspapers. At
present he is connected with
Readers' Digest as a roving editor.
The fall semester finds him tak-
ing a step into the world of edu-
cation. He is teaching three
To Give Concert
The University's Stanley Quar-
tet will present a concert at 8:30
p.m. today in Rackham Lecture
The Quartet's program will in-
clude Mozart's "Quartet in B flat,"
Debussy's "Quartet in G minor"
and composer in residence Ross
Lee Finney's "Quartet in A minor,
Members of the Quartet are
Profs. Gilbert Ross and Emil
Raab, violins; Oliver Edel, cello;
and Robert Courte, viola, all of
the music school.
DESIGNED HAIR STYLES
715 N. University
* likes journalism department
courses in the University's jour-
Teaching Gives Perspective
"I've seen a lot of the world
since 1926," he says, "and if' I
can, I'd like to pass on some of
what I've learned to the future.
Teaching gives one a new perspec-
tive on the past."
A staunch advocate of integrity
in journalism, Prof. Stowe at-
tempts to instill his students with
a sense of great responsibility.
"There is a vast field of grey
between pure right and pure
wrong," he says. "It's in this area
that we have to decide for our-
"The criterion seems to be: can
I do it and still respect myself?"
What About Politics?
P e ops e entering journalism
must be conscious of a greater re-
sponsibility in the realm of pro-
fessional ethics than is needed in
most other professions, says Prof.
Stowe. What about political affil-
iation and its effect on the news-
"I have never belonged to a po-
litical party for just that reason,"
the robust journalist answers. "A
reporter is responsible to the pub-
lic when he covers political par-
ty for just that reason," the ro-
bust journalist answers. "A re-
porter is responsible to the public
when he covers political news.
His own feelings have no place
Prof. Stowe has a great deal of
respect for the University. He
likes particularly, in the jour-
The first Literary College Con-
ference of the semester will be
held Nov. 17.
Time and place have not been
announced for the conference. Its
topic is "Does the Literary College
Thwart Students' Intellectual Cur-
David Levy, '57, is chairman of
the event. Murry Frymer, '56, and
Sue Levy, '56, will represent the
student body. Two faculty mem-
bers will participate on the com-
mittee panel. Members of the aud-
ience will include representatives
of major committees in the liter-
nalism department, the emphasis
on interrelationship of depart-
'U' Avoids Trade-School Angle
"The department utilizes a very
important approach - prepara-
tion in content and depth. It
avoids quite nicely the pitfalls of
The Daily also received a
measure of praise from the veter-
"The Daily does an important
job for both the University and
the students working on it. It
provides students with an oppor-
tunity to get the feel of report-
ing; copy-editing, beat coverage
and deadline pressure.
"Along with the journalism de-
partment's experimental newspa-
per (The Michigan Journalist)
you couldn't ask for anything bet-
Comedy and opera will be fea-
tured in the semester's first lab-
oratory playbill by the speech de-
partment Thursday and Friday.
Students in the department will
present two one-act plays: Anton
Chekov's farce, "The Proposal"
and Edmond Rostand's romantic
comedy "The Romancers." In con-
junction with the opera workshop,
they will present Act IV of Ver-
"The Proposal" is the story of.
a suitor who woos the daughter of
a landowner. The father and sui-
tor argue violently over a piece of
land. The suitor escapes and when
the daughter learns that he had
come to woo her, she sends for
him. The two are betrothed, and
the quarreling which ensues com-
pletes the farcial mood.
"The Romancers" concerns the1
attempt of two young people toI
conceal their mutual love from'
their parents. The fathers, mean-
while, conspire to help the boy+
and girl fall in love. Comic action
develops as the boy and girl try
to hide their love while their
parents try to instigatehit.
The fourth act of Aida, which
will be sung in Italian, includes
the trial and death scenes in the
The- opera is the tragedy of
Aida, an Egyptian slave girl and
Radames, an -Egyptian captain
who is in love with her secretly.
In the first three acts of the op-
era Radames returns victoriously
to the King of Egypt. The King's
daughter, Amneris, is jealous of
her slave girl, Aida, and persuades
her father to announce that Ra-
dames will marry Amneris.
Aida and Radames plan to es-
cape, but Radames divulges mili-
tary secrets which are accidentally
overheard. He is arrested and
charged with treason.
Traitor Must Die
In the final act, Radames
awaits trial.iAmneris offers to
save him, provided he forget Aida.
He scorns her attempt to absolve
him, and the priests announce
that the traitor must die.
The second scene is the famous
"double scene." Radames is in
the lower portion of a tomb. He
finds that Aida has come to share
his fate. The opera ends while
Amneris, above, laments to the
gods and the two lovers, below,,
sing their farewell.
Members of the cast of "The
Proposal" are Larry Keller, '56,,
Ronald Poland, '56 and Florence
Gutman, '57. Allan Knee, '56 will
direct the play; with Gertrude
Slack, Grad., in charge of cos-
tumes, and ArthurhFrancis in
charge of scenery.
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Glands," Irving M. Blatt, Otolaryngol-
ogy. Election of new members. Dues
for 1955-56 accepted after 7:10 p.m.
Meeting for students interested in
participating in Radio-TV programs,
sponsored by the Department of Speech,
Tues., Nov. 1, at 4:00 p.m. in Room 4028
of Angell Hall.
Canadian Foreign Trade Service is
now seeking new officers and an exami-
nation will be given in January, 1956.
Students are eligible who are British
subjects and have been residents of
Canada for at least ten years, and who
have or expect to obtain a degree next
Y.M.C.A., Chicago, III., offers several
professional positions at the activity
program level to men and women with
majors in Physical Education and Rec-
reation or related fields.
For further information contact the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Admin.
Bldg., Ext. 371.
Today, Tuesday, Nov. 1, is the last
day for picking up blanks for registra-
tion with the Bureau of Appointments
during the month of November.
In "The Romancers" will be
Larry Schwartz, '56, Robin Coon,
Richard Allen, '57, Albert Phil-
lips, and William Hein, '56. The
play will be directed by Michael
Gregoric, Grad., with scenery by
Larry Schwartz and costumes by
Angus Moore, Grad.
Principal roles in "Aida" will be
sung, by Alice Dutcher, '56, Mary
Mattfeld, '56, Alan Crowfoot, Burt
Kagoff, Wendell Orr, Grad., Hil-
dred Kronlokken, Grad., and Ei-
leen Schumacher, '56.
Prof. Josef Blatt of the music
school will conduct the opera or-
chestra. Prof. Valentine Windt
and Henry Austin, Grad, of the
speech department will direct the
stage production. Egyptian scen-
ery and costumes were designed by
Edward Andreason, Grad., and Al-
bert Senter, '57. Edwin Glick,1
Grad., will direct the "Aida" chor-
Tickets for the playbill are on
sale at Lydia Mendelssohn The-
ater Box office. All seats are re-
served at 35 cents each. Perform-
ances are at 8 p.m.
ANDERSON, Ind. (A') - Re-
publican mayor Noland C.
Wright of Anderson is glad
mice can't vote.
One of the rodents leaped in-
to wiring of WISH-TV's trans-
mitter at Indianapolis Sunday,
forcing the station off the air
an hour and cancelling a sche-
duled campaign speech by
See Need For
DETROIT, Oct. 31 (A') - The
Automobile Club of Michigan yes-
terday withdrew its historic posi-
tion opposing speed limits on state
Clarence E. Otter, club president,
said his organization now believes
that one of the "strongest accident
deterents would be the extension
of present Michigan State High-
way Department speed control
zones where engineering studies
show speed to be an accident
"For years the number of fa-
talities on our highways in rela-
tion to car ownership and use has
been steadily decreasing," Otter
said. "However," he added, "with
the curve now taking an opposite
turn and death and injury rates
increasing, something must be
done to stem the tide of car
HONG KONG (IP)-Miss Harriet
Mills, a 35-year-old Fulbright
scholar from New York City, walk-
ed to freedom yesterday and de-
scribed the Red Chinese prison in
which she spent 51 months as "a
place of hope."
She told reporters she was an
unpaid U.S. and British "espio-
nage agent" and spent consider-
able time in the prison in ankle
chains and with her hands cuffed
behind her back. She said this was
because she repudiated one of her
confessions. But, she added, her
jailers treated her "with the ut-
most consideration and courtesy."
"The Communists had a perfect
right to arrest me. I confessed the,
very day I was arrested. My arrest
has been the mose decisive thing
that has happened to me," she said.
She declared Americans are
"warmongers" and the U. S. gov-
ernment "is embarked on an ag-
CYCLE TO CLASS
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Is the time to go to. Follett's
Bookstore for the most won-
derful selection of personal
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1,1955
Open Wednesday and Saturday
Farm-Fresh Fruits, Vegetables,
Poultry and Eggs
A BIKE SHOP TO SERVE STUDENTS
STUDENT'S BICYCLE SHOP
Expert Sales and Service
Deutscher Verein: Today, 7:30 p.m.,
the League, Michigan Room, speaker,
Hillel Foundation: Administrative
Council Meeting, 7:15 p.m., Nov. 3,
Assembly meeting: 7:00, Nov. 2, Hillel.
Cultural Committee meeting: Today,
7:00 p.m., Hillel.
Meeting for those interested in He-
brew and Basic Judaism classes, Nov. 2,
8:00 p.m., Hillel.
Religious Committee meeting: Nov. 2,
4:15 p.m., Hillel.
Trip to Detroit to see "The World of
Sholom Aleichem," Nov. 7. For reserva-
tions call NO 2-4129.
* * *
Marketing Club: Movie: "Things
People Want." 3:00 p.m. today, Rm.
146, Bus. Ad.
Modern Dance Club: Nov. 3, 7:30
p.m., Barbour Gym, newcomers wel-
Phi Sigma Society and the Depart-
ment of Bacteriology present Dr. Jac-
ques.Monod from the Pasteur Institute,
Paris, France, speaking on "Enzymatic
Adaption in Bacteria," Rackham Amphi-
theater, Nov. 3, 8:00 p.m. Phi Sigma
business meeting at 7:30 p.m. All mem-
bers are urged to attend.
* * *
Westminister Student Fellowship:
Seminar: "What Should a Christian
Do?" today, 4:00 p.m., Michigan League.
Fifth in a series on "The Hard Sayings
of Christianity," Dr. Baker, speaker,
today, 7:00 p.m., Presbyterian Student
Mid-week vespers: Presbyterian Stu-
dent Center Chapel, Nov. 2, 5:10 p.m.
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