X} DECEMBER 15,1955
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
~, DECEMBER 15, 1955 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Bentley Proposes End To Indian Aid
By PETE ECKSTEIN
-Daily-Sam Ching i
CHARLIE BROWN: "LIKE ME! LIKE ME'"
Creator of 'Peanuts' Talks
To Over-Capacity Audience
By TED FRIEDMAN
Charles M. Schultz,, who draws
"Peanuts," is a quiet sort of guy-
nice-almost like one of the people
that go around in his comic strip.
Schultz spoke off the cuff to an
over-capacity crowd at Rackham
He denied that his cartoons are
on too high a level. "I'm not an
intellectual. I'm a simple sort of
fellow." Schultz looks like a typi-
cal small town business man.
Charlie Brown, the hero of his
strip, is named after an old friend
of Schultz's. The name "Good Ol'
Charlie Brown" has always stayed
in Schultz's mind.
When he originated "Peanuts"
in 1950 he wasn't sure what to call
it. "Little Folks" had already been
copyrighted and was a little trite-
and a proper name like "Charlie
Brown" could not be used as a
title. But, as a name, "'Peanuts'
was a great mistake," he said.
"Snoopy" the dog received a
tremendous ovation when he drew
it for the audience. Judging from
his fan mail, Schultz said he be-
lieves Snoopy is his most popular
He presented Lucie to the audi-
ence-"You'll notice that Lucie's
eyes have these half circles around
them. That gives them that sort
of unfocused look."
He introduced Pig Pen too -
"This is the only kid who can
get dirty by walking down the
Schultz has, achieved interna-
tional success. His strip is carried
in papers in Japan, Turkey and
Europe. He learned cartooning
through an art correspondence
course and originally drew gag
cartoons for the Saturday Evening
As for why he draws, Schultz
explained "Money is not the object.
I would do this strip regardless
of the amount of money-it's the
only thing that I know how to
He does not care much for the
adventure type of strip. "I think
comics need a little more of slap-
stick. The comics since the war
have become too sophisticated."
Cartoonists have to base their
strips on real life. Schultz has
three children: three, four and
five years old.
"If you keep growing yourself
there is no reason the strip can't
keep growing," Schultz said.
One night, the cartoonist ex-
plained, he woke up suddenly and
came to a shocking conclusion.
"Good grief," he said to himself,
"Charlie Brown is a part of me!"
Dean Stanley G. Fontana, of the
School of Natural Resources has
been elected to the governing
council of the Society of Ameri-
can Foresters for a two year term.
He has also been elected to the
post of Fellow by the Society.
Rep. Alvin Bentley (R-Mich)
proposed the United States end all
economic aid to India in an inter-
Calling the chances of winning
Indian support "hopeless for the
time being," he criticized the warm
reception given Russian leaders on
their recent visit there.
Bulganin and Khrushchev were
cheered, Rep. Bentley continued,
at a model village financed by the
United States government. "We
certainly haven't achieved much"
by our aid program, he comment-
"I'm not saying we should cut
off all aid to Asia," but he takes a
"dim view of foreign aid." He
criticized attempts to "outspend
the Russians," saying they make
propaganda capital out of rela-
tively small amounts of aid to
Rep. Bentley, who has been men-
tioned widely as a possible Repub-
lican candidate for governor, said
he would postpone any announce-
ment of his intentions until after
Detroit's Mayor Alfred Cobo makes'
up his mind.
If Cobo runs, he added, he will
"I don't particularly want the
job," but he has been "talked into"
Enthusiasm for Candidacy
"There is a certain amount of
enthusiasm for my candidacy.
Thanks to the Puerto Ricans, I'm
one of the better known Congress-
men in Michigan."
Rep. Bentley was the most seri-
ously wounded of the five Repre-
sentatives shot by Puerto Rican
nationalists from the House gal-
lery last year.
"Pretty good" is how he describes
Republican hopes of unseating
four-term Gov. G. Mennen Willi-
ams. , "We'll either have Eisen-
Seien members of the Young
Republicans were elected to execu-
tive posts Tuesday.
Those elected were Lewis Eng-
man, '57, president; William
Hanks, '56BAd, vice-president;
Tony Bronzo, '57, secretary, and
Jack Pyper, '58, treasurer.
Richard Mayer, '57, Paul Me-
Kee, '58, and Carole Moskowitz,
'57, were chosen as members at
large to the executive board.
hower's name or program to pre-
sent to the voters."
"And Williams is giving us a lot
of ready-made issues himself," he
added, mentioning the governor's
criticisms of "moderation" and re-
marks made before his illness that
President Eisenhower might not be
alive to run in 1956.
Turns to National Politics
Turning to national politics,
Rep. Bentley predicted that if
President Eisenhower does run
for re-election "it won't be to help
the Republican party.
"The determining factor will be
how important he considers his
continued presence to the interna-
tional situation, how much he
thinks he can improve relations
with the Soviets."
The question of his ability to
run and serve "is up to his doc-
tors," he added.
Among other possible candidates,
"without making any favorites, I
have a great deal of respect and
admiration for Vice President Nix-
Rep. Bentley defended his action
last summer of publishing the
House un-American activities com-
mittee file on 36 of 73 Michigan
signers of a petition asking revi-
sion of the McCarran-Walter im-
Listings of the 36 ranged from
membership in the Communist
Party to affiliation with organiza-
tion declared subversive by the
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"They were public files already,"
he explained. While he shared
many of the sentiments expressed
in the petition, "I was suspicious
of ghe motives of some of the per-
sons who signed."
I Urged Publicity'
When informed of the records
of many of the signers, "I urged
publicity of them. People who sign
petitions would do well to mind the
company they keep.
"I wanted to caution other
people. They should be careful in
what they join in signing."
In the case of "those who have
motives other than to liberalize
the law, you're giving them unde-
served prestige and also hurting
the cause yourself."
Baha'i Student Group: Discussion,
tonight, 8:00 p.m., League; the topic
will be "Why Religion?" Everyone wel-
Canterbury Club: Annual Boar's Head
dinner for students, tonight, 5:15 p.m.,
St. Andrew's Church.
* * *
Christian Science Organization: Testi-
monial meeting, tonight, 7:30 p.m., Up-
per Room, Lane Hall.
Engineering Honor Council: Petitions
may be picked up in 259 WE, Dean Em-
mon's office and are due Jan. 4.
Il Circolo Italiano: Program of Italian
music, tonight, 8:00 p.m., League.
* * *
Internationai Center and Interna-
Read Daily Classifieds.
tional Students Association: Tea, 4:30-
6:00 p.m., today, International Center.
Lutheran Student Association: Matin
Service and breakfast, Dec. 16, 7:00 a.m.
Lutheran Student Chapel, Forest and
Hill. The service and breakfast will be
over in time for 8:00 classes.
* * *
Old Time Jazz Society: Pi'ogram, "The
Transition to Swing," tonight, 8:15 p.m.,
Rm. 3-B, Michigan Union.
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Student Government Council: Can-
pus Affairs Committee, Ensian picture
will be taken, tonight, 7:00 p.m., Quon-
set Hut A.
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Ukranian Students' Club: Traditional
Christmas Eve dinner, tonight, 8:00
p.m., Lane Hall.
TO YOU and a pack of
good wishes for r Happy Holi-
TO YOU for your friendly
patronage we extend a cordial
and appreciative THANKS.
The Music Center
Wishes All U. of M. Students
And Faculty Members
A Very Happy Christmas
And a Fine New Year
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