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w~hic14yan Baitg
Sixty-Sixth Year

-When opinions are free,
truth will prevail."

Modern Idiom Stressed
At Year s Exhibits
Daily Art Critic
A RT EXHIBITS at the University galleries in 1955 ranged from folk
art to the sophisticated art of the modern idiom with emphasis on
the latter group.
A comprehensive view of folk art from the "Iron Curtain' countries
was presented under the aegis of the GARGOYLE. To this viewer the


Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only. This must be noted in all reprints.


Y, DECEMBER 16, 1955


WishingYou (
To Last All Th
TO the Regents, balanced luncheons
For honoraries, better functions.
For Deborahs: Townsend and Dean Bacon
Yuletide stockings not forgaken.
To Russell Hussey, toy dinosaurs
And to all janitors, cleaner floors.
Deathless prose for Allan Seager
For Rowe's playwrights, plaudits eager.
Nemo, E. Hartwig and Tawfiq Khoury
All rate boutonnieres in a hurry -
NO delinquent patrons (minor)
For a Liberty street diner.
Cars for all who're twenty-one,
For Margaret Rose, a. place in the sun.
For League's Miss Mac, a long vacation,
For Jaylee Duke, coordination.
A partridge in a maple tree
To Weinbaum, Bob, and IFC
For Hazel Losh, galaxies brighter,
And to Austin Warren, a Major Writer.
FIGGY pudding to Walter, Erich
For Union Opera, a brand-new lyric.
A loud and resonant Christmas hymn.
To all Assembly, and Jeanette Grimn.
For dishwater brunettes, hair much
Painless deadlines for Herbie Wander,
Richard Braun and David Kessel
And cheers to those who skate and
Not to mention basketball,
Gymnastics, in fact, athletics all.
WELL-STOCKED pantries for FBA
And to M. ("Tim") Green, a bright
Yule day.
Sweet reposeto Hazel Frank
Exciting agendas foreBerliner, Hank
And to all who work for SGC
A dramatic chapter in history.
Solvent alumni to Tapping, T Hawley
No loss of words for Weber, Wally.
A meaningful January second
To those to whom the Rose Bowl's beck-
Cheer to Crisler and*Oosterbaan
And a hearty toast to Ed, Tom, Ron.
DAINTY food for department teas,
Crowded meetings for YR's, YD's.

7ihristmas Cheer
rough The Year S
For Barney Helzberg and Paula Strong
Michigras triumphs loud and long.
To President Ike, a heart well-rested
For BusAd boys, funds well invested.
Lots more space for IHC, a
Sprig of holly for Thomas Bleha.
A microscope to Marston Bates
To probationed students, kinder fates.
APPY thoughts of homes away
~ To all on the lists of ISA.
To President Hatcher, a good trip east,
To Music School, space increased.
Succulent fruitcakes to Dean Rea
For Veep Jim Lewis, a placid day.
No infractions of campus rules
To Glover and Cross, who deserve good
Rapt-eyed listeners for Glenn McGeoch
And for Marvin Eisenberg, a Titian hue.
ON-PARTISAN tunes for Prof. Revelli
- And to the Band, a bowl of jelly.
To Messrs. Zerman, Ostafin, Streiff,
A good '56, and to Todd Lief
Of the Michigan Union, another service.
To fledgling dentists, no patients ner-
Ivy League polish for the lawyers
And warming waits in Martha Cook
To the DAC, good lights and stages,
And more advisors for English majors.
'UNIFIED Europe for Leland Stowe,
For John E. Reed, the season's glow.
Ring the gladsome Christmas bells
For all young coeds and Bob Wells.
To Shorey Peterson, G.N.P.
For Prof. Pollock, a well-dressed tree,
For Mayor Brown, no traffic jammed, i
To remaining policemen, stockings
Accomplishments many for SRC
And to Donna Netzer, the season's glee.

Peace, Prosperity Predicted For '56

To all, in fact, The Daily wishes
Tables groaning with holiday dishes,
Fun, rest and peace, assignments fixed,
And excellent prospects for '56.

Daily Staff Writer
COMPLYING with The Daily
request, University professors
looked around their offices for
crystal balls.
Finding none, they somewhat
reluctantly agreed to venture
opinions as to what may happen
in 1956. They all emphasized the
Politics.. .
Prof. Daniel Wit of the political
science department described Adlai
Stevenson as a "good bet" for the
Presidency. Stevenson, Prof. Wit
said, is "reasonably sure" of the
nomination. For the Republicans,
"Chances are it'll be Mr. Nixon."
Prof. Marshall Knappen of the
political science department agreed
that "Stevenson's chances are very
good now." He described his as
85% sure of the nomination, but
"lots of things could happen. He
could have a heart attack. All the
others could jump on him."
The Republican contest, Prof.
Knappen commented, is "much
more of an open question. Any one
of a half dozen candidates might
be nominated.
"As a wild guess-if you can get
the right odds, put your money
on Milton Eisenhower's nose." He
mentioned, five-to-one as "worth
taking the chance."
VIf it's even money, however, that
Vice-President Nixon will be his
party's choice, Prof. Knappen con-
cluded. .
The Economy .. .
Prof. G. Walter Woodworth of

the business administration school
said "the prospect looks as though
the present level of business will
hold, at least through the first
half of the year." He warned.how-
ever that "at such a high level,
the economy is even more vulner-
able to decline than it has been."
He explained that while "people
are still in a spending mood and
inclined to borrow, garages are
pretty full" and many new houses
have been built and equipped. The
danger is that spending levels in
thosedsectors may not be main-
. However, commitments for re-
cord expenditures on new plants
and ,equipment for the first half
of the year have been made, and
Prof. Woodworth is confident of
continued prosperity that far into
the future at least.
Prof. Paul McCracken of the
business administration school was
willing to predict further than his
colleague. "For the year as a
whole, we seem to be headed for a
record national income," he pre-
Supporting his contention, Prof.
McCracken said "capital expendi-
tures of business-for plant and
equipment-are certainly going to
be higher next year.
"There's no evidence of any
emergence of pessimism on the
part of consumers which might
draw them away from the market.
Government expenditures are cer-
tainly going to be higher than in
He did cite some weak spots
though. "We have a very tight
money market-I think too tight.

There's been a slowdown in resi-
dential construction to 10% below
that in the early part of the year."
* * *
International Affairs ...
"There's always a possibility of
war," Prof. Knappen commented,
"but the chances are fairly good
there'll be no major conflict."
He describes Russia's economic
drive in Asia as "most significant.
They're likely to continue it in
1956. The Soviets found we've
made good will" through economic
aid and are trying it themselves.
Prof. Wit predicted a "year of
competitive co-existence, with
maybe scattered violence. What
the Geneva spirit represents will
continue -- an agreement that it
won't be to anyone's advantage to
resort to all-out warfare.
"Economic and technicalogical
will increase. It's a natural corol-
lary of the Geneva spirit." Any
substantial agreement on East-
West differences "will have to be
postponed while maneuvering takes1
Touching on a few trouble spots,
Prof. Wit commented the Middle
East "will continue to bubble
without breakiing into a major
Following the French elections,
Pierre Mendes-France's "chances
are good for returning to power. A
single, stable majority is another
The solidity of the Western alli-
ance during 1956 "depends on the
effectiveness of Ameridan leader-
ship. I don't see it disintegrating,"
Prof. Wit added.

Polish posters were second to none
art in their ability to suggest
through the medium of design and
The College of Architecture and
Design sponsored their annual Stu-
dent Exhibition in May. Abstract
and non-objective representation
was the dominant trend.
Some showed a remarkable syn-
thesis of technique and concept,
while others seemed to subordi-
nate the conceptual basis, which is
so central to modern art, to tech-
nique. This dichotomy is, however,
to be expected in student art.
boost by its exhibition of the Win-
ston Collection of 20th century
painting and sculpture.
This exhibit was in essence a
tableau of the development of
modern art. Such movements as
Cubism, Futurism, Dadaism and
Expressionism were manifested. ,
Modern art is now ready to be
accepted by the "people with dirty
fingernails," and is no longer the
property of "avant garde" intellec-
One of the reasons for this is
modern art's affinity to popular
modern music which has been ac-
cepted. The tie is clear when one
notes such records as Stan Ken-
ton's "Improvisations," a la Paul
Klee, and Do Shirley's "Piano
Perspectives." More and more use
is being made of such idioms of
modern art.
cal .limitations the Art Museum
has limited its objectives to ac-
quiring and exhibiting a repre-
sentative collection of modern
painting and sculpture.
The Museum as it is now con-
stituted dates back from 1946. In
this relatively short period it has
been exceedingly successful in
satisfying these objectives.
An indication of its success is
the collection of British Art cur-
rently on exhibit. Among the
notable artists whose works are.
being shown are Graham Suther-
land (Churchill's "friend"), Robert
Colquhoun, and Ben Nicholson.
All of which requires much de-
served kudos to Director Jean
Paul Slusser, Curator Helen H.
Hall and their staff.
What Is
SA College
(EDITOR'S NOTE The following
was written and sent to us by Barbour
resident Margaret Brake.)
BETWEEN THE wisdom of
motherhood and the innocence
of youth, we find an adorable
creature called a college girl. Col-
lege girls come' in assorted sizes,
weights, and sttes of infatuation.
College girls are found every-
where . . . in the doorways of
dorms, the stands of a football
stadium, inciting, panty raids and
playing bridge.
Fathers love them, little brothers
detest them and housemothers
protect them. A college girl is
beauty with goo on her face,
glamor in bermuda shorts, and joy
with tears in her eyes.
A college girl is a composite ...
she has the tenderness of Florence
Nightingale, the energy of Deborah
Bacon, the industry of Madame
Curie, the appetite of a bird, the
aspirations of a movie star and
when she wants something, it's
usually a man.

* **
SHE LIKES convertibles, clothes,
fraternity parties, hope chests and
college boys. She is hot much for
hopeful mothers, irrate fathers,
near-sighted professors,resident
assistants, alarm clocks and eight
o'clock classes.
No one else is so late for a date,
or so early for mail. Nobody else
can cram into one pocket book five
lipsticks, three combs, an empty
checkbook, a billfold full of pic-
tures, last- Sunday's earrings and
an old History exam.
She is a magical creature. You
can lock her out of your heart, but
you can't lock her out of the bath-
room. You can get her off your
mind, but you can't get her off
your expense account.
Might as well give up . she!
is your jailer, your boss, your pet
peeve . . . a big-eyed, innocent,
boy-chasing bundle of anxieties.
But when you come home loaded
with worries and cares, she can

and actually approached "serious"
to the
Receipts, Not Direction
ANYONE who has followed the
Dramatic Arts Center from the
days of its early struggles is pleas-
ed and heartened by recent, fav-
orable publicity in The Daily. Mr.
Theodossin admires Ralph Dis-
chell and so do I. Yet the criti-
cism of Joseph Gistirak in The
Daily for Dec. 14th with its head-
line, DAC Deserves Stronger Di-
rection, makes me wonder if Mr.
Theodossin knows the background
of DAC, its continuous financial
problem, and the enormous faith
and hard work that men like Gis-
tirak and Drischel have put into
I wonder if Mr. Theodossin can
explain the poor box-office for-
many excellent productions. Why
don't more University students at-
tend DAC performances? Does
the Masonic Temple address scare
them away? Last month I at-
tended the Chekhov play on the
night of the advertised panel dis-
cussion, when one might have ex-
pected a decent turnout by those
interested in modern drama. Yet
they played to a handful of people,
scarcely fifty. I marveled that
they could give such an absorbing
and dedicated performance to so
meagre an audience.
It is all very well to say, DAC
Deserves Stronger Direction. Mr.
Gistirak is a modest man and
would be the first to admit 'his
limitations. But if DAC produce
tions merit your present praise,
andt ifstronger directions is need-
ed to improve them still further,
let's have the box-office receipts,
the well-known do-re-mi to make
such improvement possible. DAC
Deserves Packed Houses. With
stronger support from the com-
munity, and that includes students,
stronger direction can become a
more valid critical demand.
-Dorothy R. True, '47
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official publication of the University
of Michigan for which the Michigan
Daily assumes no editorial responsi-
bility. Notices should be sent in
TYPEWRITTEN form to- Room 3553
Administration Building before 2 p.m.
the day preceding publication. n~otices
for the Sunday edition must be in
by 2 p.m. Friday.
General Notices
Arlene Sollenberger's concert, originally
scheduled for Jan. 20, 1956, has been
postponed to Feb. 14. Miss Sollenberger
is an Instructor in voice in the School
of Music.
Late Permission: Because of the Hock-
ey game Tues. and Wed., ec. 13 and
14, all women students have late per-
mission on Tues., Dec. 13 until 11:30
p.m. and on Wed., Dec. 14 until 11:10
p m.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Edward G.
Koch, Business Administration; thesis:
"Business Condition, Public Policy, and
Economic Behavior. An interpretation
of the 1953-54 Recession," Tues., Jan. 3,
8th floor Conference Room, School of
Business Administration, at 4:00 p.m.

Chairman, P. W. McCracken.
A.O.S. Meeting. Dr. S. G: Wallingford,
will preside at the first "Symposium on
the Stacking Fraction" on Tues., Jan.
3, at 8:00 p.m. in Room 3106 Chemistry.
Doctoral > xamination for Leland Clif-
ford Hendershot, Pharmacology; thesis:
"Tachyphylaxis to Amines in Isolated
Vascular Strips," Mon., Dec. 19, 103
Pharmacology Bldg., at 2:00 p.m. Chair-
man, M. H. Seevers.
Doctoral Examination for Harry Del-
bert Thiers, Botany; thesis: "The Agar-
icaceae of the Pine Belt and Adjacent
Areas in Eastern Texas," Frig, Dec. 16,
1139 Natural Science Bldg., at 1:00 p.m.
Chairman, A. H. Smith.
Doctoral Examination for Vilma La-
vetti Kohn, Zoology; thesis: "A Com-
parative Study of Respiration, Cyto-
chrome Oxidase, Apyrase, and Non-
Specific Esterase Activities among Le-
thal Hybrid, Gynogenetic Haploid, and
Diploid Amphibian Embryos," Fri., Dec.
16, 2089 Natural Science Bldg., at 2:00
p.m. Chairman, C. L. Markert.
Placement Notices



A Yeaj
H ISTORIANS have a way of summing up a
period of existence in a clear, concise picture
that makes it all look simple. But then, they
usually wait about 25 years after the period,
far enough away for the picture to make sense,
for the countless strokes to mold into a com-
plete unit.
Still, those of us deep in the middle of the
period will try to look around once in a while
and try to recognize where we are. It's not the
most accurate method, but the approaching
end of the year is all the incentive we need.
If there was any prevailing' spirit in 1955, it
wais that of waiting. Some were waiting for
war-it's been called imminent since 1948.
Others were waiting for peace. After the first
Geneva meeting last summer, some thought it
had actually come. Today, most of that spirit
is gone, but few are yet willing to concede the
wait is a lost cause.
Still there were others waiting for. other
things. The American Negro, perhaps a cham-
pion at the sport, was still waiting for his
white man neighbor to call him equal. There
was a great deal to discourage him in 1955. He
saw his race mistreated, humiliated, and con-
tinually hurt.- But he was aware that more of
tlie white men were beginning to take his side,
that he was not completely alone, that someday
it would not be the same.
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Editorial Staff
Dave Baad..........................Managing Editor
Jim Dygert ..............................., City Editor
Murry Frymer...................'... Editorial Director

r of Waiting

EDUCATORS WERE waiting, trying desper-
ately to move to meet the times, but forced
into a nightmarish immobility. The problem
was clear, a greater and still greater job of
education was needed. But very little was done
to get ready. Federal aid, greater incentive
to. teachers, larger campuses-these were only
parts of the answer. No one knew it all.
Some people actually saw some of the waiting
begin to pay off. Senator McCarthy and his
imnmitators were partially stilled. Some of his
spirit is still with us as we enter another year.
But the liberals, many of whom fought him
courageously while others shamefully ran to
their corners, were coming back. The Supreme
Court stood as a shining symbol to champion
their cause. Again the bitterness was turning
into hope.
The world was more complex in 1955. The
giant world powers, and even the other large
nations were rudely awakened to find force
in the never-before-heard-from little states.
Morocco was demanding independence from a
bewildered France. Who had ever listened to
Morocco before? Yet these people were begin-
ning to stir, beginning to think, talking about
AND THE college student in 1955 was a little
less sure of himself. He found himself tossed
into a wind chamber, but with values and social
stresses pulling on all sides.
It was no longer a basic question of what he
would do to the world, but what society would
do to him. The college student was a little more
afraid, a little more uncertain, a little less
This is all for the historian to judge better,
perhaps in 1980. Some of the things people are
waiting for today will be satisfied in 1980-but
there'll be other things, other values, other de-
Here in 1955 we're a little confused and
afraid, perhaps, but there's still the faith that
all the waiting will someday bring results. It's
the faith that bring us happily and expectantly
to 1956.



Year's Fiction Puts High Spots Last

Daily Book Reviewer
LOOKING back on the fiction
offerings for 1955, the most
striking feature is that all the big
noise came during the last half of
the year.
"Sincerely, Willis Wayde" was
the most important title carried
into June and it held up well until
fall. But it was not until after
the summer was well upon us that
we were allowed a look at what
will go down in literary history as
the big (in both! senses of the
word) novels of the year.
One poetry title was particular-
ly intriguing and enjoyable. Chris-
topher Morley's "Gentlemen's Rel-
ish" won't rate on anyone's list of
classic contributions to the finest
art but it is a nicely varied col-
lection of delightfully fashioned
insights into the literary and
warmly human facets of that very
intelligent booklover's soul.
In the essay, Clifton Fadiman
("Party of One") wrote best in
and about that specific form;
Marianne Moore ("Predilections")
wrote brilliantly on poetry as
woven by some of our most notable
contemporary poets; and Somer-
set Maugham ("The Art of the
Novel") had the readers' rapt at-
tention all the way through his
discussion of the world's ten great-

taken. He has some good ideas
and, shouting as loud as he is,
someone is bound to take note of
Finally, Frederick J. Hoffman's
literary history, "The Twenties"
seems to be a "must" for that
group of devotees of Jazz Age
NOW FOR this year's fiction. In
the humor department, the win-
ner by acclaim was Max Hyman's
"No Time For Sergeants," though
not all (notably this reviewer)
share this opinion.
sThe prize "sleeper" of the year
was, oddly enough, an import from
France - Francoise Sagan's short,
uncomplicated, but enchantingly
told "Bonjour Tristesse." And to
Mlle. Sagan's publisher goes a.
citation for their policy of
"laissez-faire" toward a singularly
charming book title.
J. P. Marquand's "Sincerely,
Willis Wayde" came early to the
bestseller lists and stayed late-
deservedly. It was a very solid,
very entertaining novel of the in-
side of a business, and of a busi-
nessman, presented as only the
penetrating art of Marquand could
have presented it.
One of the also-rans of the
season was a book entitled "The

book was alive only a few months.
ON SEPTEMBER 1 the big game
season for critics was officially
opened with the publication of
Herman Wouk's "Marjorie Morn-
ingstar." Following it in rapid
succession were MacKinlay Kan-
tor's "Andersonville," N o r m a n
Mailer's "The Deer Park," and
John O'Hara's "Ten North Fred-
"Marjorie Morningstar" has this'
vote as the best novel of 1955.
"Andersonville" impressed many
people. Admiration for the story
of the infamous Civil War prison
camp was somewhat diminished
by this reviewer by the feeling that
it was - by some 200 pages - ser-
iously overlong. "The Deer Park,"
from the pen of the author of
"The Naked and the Dead," re-
vealed Mailer's present preoccu-
pation' to be one associated more
with the biological than with the
social function of his generation.
O'Hara, in "Ten North Frederick,"
gave us a typical O'Hara presenta-
tion of the personalities of a small
Eastern town. The author 'has a
remarkable ability for cutting away
at the artificiality in his charac-
ters and presenting them in terms
that are readily comprehended.
The four novels just mentioned


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