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THURSDAY, JANUARY 5, 1956 NIGHT EDITOR: LEE MARKS
Improving Good Service
DURING 'a chance vacation meeting with days, Sundays, and holidays, Health Service
students attending several universities and provides all services from 1-6 p.m. From 6-1
colleges throughout the United States a dis-
cussion was held concerning various health p . a clerk answers phone calls and visits.
service facilities available to students: Several Should a doctor be necessary this clerk sum-
students complained about the short hours mons one at a nominal fee. At all times other
that agencies such as infirmaries and health than those mentioned above, calls are switched
bureaus are open. to the infirmary and handled from there.
It seems that certain universities provide
health services and medical attention only THUS Michigan students receive round-the-
during standard business hours; i.e., 9-12 a.m. clock attention from Health Service.
and 1-5 p.m., leaving sicknesses which occur Although it may be conclusively argued that
at other hours to independent physicians, city our Health Service is lacking in certain areas,
hospitals, and,/or similar institutions., At these students and faculty alkie should note that an
universities health receives little attention. Stu- attempt is constantly being made to expand
dents are expected to be sick only during busi- the medical facilities of the campus. We are
ness hours or else pay the rates of local doc- fortunate that our Health Service does not
tors. operate on a "business hour basis." Health
University of Michigan students are fortun- Service, frequently the subject of considerable
ate in this respect. The University's Health abuse, should be .lauded for its recent expan-
Service expanded its regular hours on Monday. sion of services. Perhaps in the future a full
Under the expanded system students can staff, operating round-the-clock, will be ini-
obtain full service and attention from 8-12 tiated. Nevertheless the new year has brought
a.m. and 1-5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. an increase in service - a service which is now
From 5-10 p.m. weekdays, one doctor is on considerably better than that provided by
duty at Health Service. There is a slight several other universities and colleges.
charge for his services at this time. Satur- -RENE GNAM
INTERPRETING THE NEWS:
France- Uncertain Situation
By 3. M. ROBERTS moderate factions to put aside their political
Associated Press News Analyst maneuvers for the benefit of the nation. The
FRANCE'S well-wishers are wondering what press is alerting the public to the danger to
would happen to her if Premier Faure proves democracy unless they do so.
wrong about the possibility of a center coali-
tion government as he was proved wrong FRANCE'S allies in the Western world are
about stabilizing France through new elections. saying little and keeping their fingers
The nation is in a situation where anything crossed, but there is clear evidence of worry
could happen, from a popular front coalition in both London and Washington. For the
to dictatorship. time being, at least, France is incapable of
The former would mean dictation by the participation in solution of mutual problems
Communists, the latter the rise of a strong as well as her own problems m which there
man who, however, is not yet in sight. There is mutual interest, such as North Africa.
was also the possibility of a grouping of And the worry is not confined at the pres-
Mendes-France's left of center and Faure ent, but extends to what France's entire fu-
right of center around a Socialist premier. ture role may be.
Faure obviously prefers a direct reconciliation Everyone agreed the Communists had; scored
with Mendes-France, but the latter's campaign a great victory whether they get into the gov-
bitterness made that a hard matter. ernment or not.
The bald fact is that the elections, empha- The extreme rightist Poujadists, a new mani-
sizing national disunity and revealing the festation of the disruptive spirit which so
number and depth of cross-cutting issues, have weakened France before World War II, were
brought a grave threat to republican govern- playing directly into the hands of the Reds.
ment itself. The talk is of electoral reforms For this moment, the initiative in saving the
and a strengthening executive set-up under a republic lies in the hands of Mendes-France,
revised constitution, but what may happen be- Faure, and Socialist leader Guy Mollet, who
fore anything is done, if anything can be done frequently lines up with Mendes-France. If
is a matter of wide speculation. they fail, the door is wide open for a strong
Great pressure is on the present leaders of man.
";,, IN THIS CORNER:
Paying OfY A Debt
By HURRY FRYMER
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DRAMATIC ARTS CENTER:
Humor, Verse of 'Clerk'
A re Theatrical Triumph
T S. ELIOT has had varying success as a playwright, author and
poet but few have challenged his supremacy as a master of the
English language. "The Confidential Clerk," with the excellent aid
of the Dramatic Arts Center, exhibits some of the finest verse Eliot
has yet wielded into a play and satisfactorily combines characteriza-
tions and dramatic novelty to bring off a theatrical triumph.
This is a play couched in poetry, poetry with high dramatic force,
but so cleverly conceived and executed that one is seldom aware of the
0(rS ?Iiiy~is}i.t7aN Ura mo
Battle Brewing Over Dams
By DREW PEARSON
FRIENDS are suggesting to Con-
gresswoman Gracie Pfost, Dem-
ocrat, of Idaho, that she dress up
as an Egyptian and make a speech
on the floor of Congress inviting
Bulganin and Khrushchev to visit
In that case, suggest friends,
maybe the Ike-ites would allocate
the same amount of money to de-
velop Hell's Canyon as they're of-
fering the Egyptians to build the
Aswan Dam on the Upper Nile.
This kidding of the lady from
Idaho highlights the fact that
Hell's Canyon and Aswan Dams
are exactly the same in general
principle except the Aswan Dam
is three times more expensive.
Yet, while the Eisenhower Admin-
istration has gone out of its way
to offer money to build Aswan
for the Egyptian government, it
has vetoed any big government
dam at Hell's Canyon. Instead, it
has given the Idaho Power Com-
pany a permit to build a small
This small private dam doesn't
begin to take advantage of Hell's
Canyon's huge power potential,
and would be swallowed up if the
big dam were built later.
* * *
TWO LEES, one a Republican
named Fred from Vermont who's
been in charge of air safety; the
other a Democrat named Josh
from Oklahoma who's been allo-
cating air routes on the Civil Aear-
onautics Board, have been caus-
ing Sinny Weeks, Secretary of
Commerce, and Hall, chairman of
the Republican National Commit-
tee, all sorts of headaches. Both
were fired by Weeks and Hall, and
the firing has backfired in the
Josh came to Congress as a pub-
lic-speaking professor from the
University of Oklahoma back in
New Deal days, was elected to the
Senate, was then appointed to the
Civil Aeronautics Board, where
he's served 12 years. He has be-
come not only an expert Aero-
nautics Commissioner, but a cham-,
pion of little air lines. That per-
haps was his big mistake.
When his name came up for
reappointment, a lot of Republi-
cans went to bat for him. But
most were connected with little
Barak Mattingly, for instance,
is one of the biggest wheels in the
Republican Party in Missouri aid
the Middle West, is also head of
Ozark Airlines, atsmall feeder line.
He went to bat hard for Josh Lee's
reappointment, talked to Chair-
man Hall personally. But Hall was
Chairman Len Hall, however,
was against Lee, stood out for an-
other Democrat, Joseph Minetti,
already appointed by Eisenhower
to the Maritime Board.
INSIDE FACT is that Under-
secretary of Commerce Louis Roth-
child didn't want Minetti, but Hall
forced his appointment anyway.
Just why Hall should be so in-
sistent on Minetti has been a mys-
However, here are some of the
inside reasons why: '
1. Minetti, a Brooklyn Democrat,
was backed by the Republican,
leader of Brooklyn, John Crews,
who is a close friend of Chairman
Hall's. Also, Minetti married the
daughter of a prominent Brook-
lyn Republican, Fred Ahern.
2. Minetti was backed by Roy
Cohn, who won fame as counsel
to Senator McCarthy and who is
counsel for National Air Lines.
WHAT MAKES Senators sore is
that every Democratic ex-Senator
appointed by previous Presidents
has now been kicked out of office
by Eisenhower. Under the law,
a certain number of Democrats
must be appointed to every com-
mission, and many of these have
However, Eisenhower has fired
every one when their terms ex-
pired, including even ex-Senator
A. O. Stanley of Kentucky, ap-
pointed by Hoover to the Interna-
tional Joint Commission; ex-Sena-
tor George McGill of Kansas, ap-
pointed to the Tariff Commission;
ex-Senator Jim Mead of New York,
appointed to the Federal Trade
Commission; and now ex-Senator
Josh Lee of Oklahoma, appointed
to the CAB.
Not only has Ike dropped these
ex-Senators but he has refused to
reappoint a total of eight Demo-
crats to places which must be
held by Democrats on various
Note -- Vice President "Red"
Mosier of American Airlines has
written me that he had nothing to
do with putting Minetti on the
CAB. I'm delighted to set the
facts straight on that point.
(Copyright, 1955, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
form. Only ocasionally does the
sheer beauty of Eliot's verse tran-
scend the action. This is the mark
of an accomplished playwright as
well as a gifted poet.
* * *
"CONFIDENTIAL CLERK" is
set in London and concerns the
curious search and ultimate dis-
covery of the parenthood of three
grown children. They ae all il-
legitimate and the startling group-
ing of parent with child forms the
substance and suspense .of the plot.
Such a story is neither original or
profound and dramas so based
have often degenerated into mere
earthy slapstick. But Eliot has
prevented this by employing his
urbane and sophisticated wit and
the result is exceedingly good fun.
The talents of the DAC cast help
immeasureably too. MargaretBan-
nerman, as an unpredictable and
flighty Lady, and Sydney Walker,
a tactful yet sentimental clerk,
The facade of the searching for
identity is Eliot's device to present
the meaning of this work. Each
of the charactersis trying to find
love, understanding and a niche
to contribute to life. There is a
successful financeer who wanted
to be a potter (Ralph DrischelD;
his wife who wanted to inspire an
artist and now finds she and her
husband have never understood
each other (Margaret Banner-
man); a young man who has giv-
en up his dreams of being a church
organist to become a businessman
(Ric Lavin); a young lady who,
ashamed of her bastardy, has
built up a reputation of rebellion
and flippancy (Elaine Sinclair).
There is the reserved clerk who
has wanted a son to replace his
own (Sydney Walker); a young
man not accepted as an equal be-
cause his parentage was in doubt
(Jay Lanin); and the tragic figure
of a mother who masqueraded her
identity to her son in order to
support him (Marie Gilson).
THESE PEOPLE are portrayed
with insight and understanding
and the author probes their prob-
lems with an intelligent eye. Here
is the essence of the play and
here is where Eliot's verse imparts
vitality and truth to his creations.
A word should be mentioned
about the effectiveness of theatre-
in-the-round for the immediacy
and proximity of the audience to
the actors is particularly signifi-
cant in "Confidential Clerk." The
action is limited, words are the
substance and the intimacy achiev-
ed aids one's enjoyment greatly.
ARTHUR Miller's "Death of a
,Salesman" is a grim yet al-
most satisfying motion picture.
The near-classic saga of Willie
Loman is unfolded in a series of
flashback-like dream sequences
which reveal the mediocrity of his
existence and his refusal to face
* * *
hWLfLIE was enthusiastic about
his own prospects early in life,
but when his ambitions were frus-
trated, he pinned all his hopes on
his sons Biff and Hap. Hap takes
a steady job, but spends his off
hours chasing women. Biff, after
a very promising youth, suddenly
becomes an irresponsible drifter
who can't hold a job.
Willie has always been guided
by the image of his successful
brother Ben and protected from
his own inadequacies by his wife
Linda. She and her sons, in turn,
admire Willie for his idealism and
optimism. And in the end, it is
only Biff who realizes that they
are all living in a dream world and
are really very" ordinary people.
Willie dies with the vision of Biff's
future greatness untarnished.
* * *
ALTHOUGH ALL performances
are excellent, special recognition
is due Fredric March (Willie) and
Kevin McCarthy (Biff). March,
as the Willie to whom dreams are
more tangible than reality, gives
a stirring and heart-rending per-
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A I VI
H AVE ANY large debts you'd like to be rid of?
There's a new, modern way of doing it
requiring no loans and very little inconvenience.
It was originated by the Veterans Adminis-.
tration and if successful promises to sweep the
nation. All that is necessary is that you find
someone to accuse your creditor of having
"subversive" political opinions. Now, this prob-
ably won't be putting your "accuser" friend
out too much, because the accused has no right
to face him. Simple?
Very simple and very horrifying at the same
time. Yet this is the process of law that is
being enforced at this time against former
World War II veteran James Kutcher by the
Kutcher served with the United States Army
Third Division in Italy during the last war.
He was at that time a member, of the Socialist
Workers Party, a Marxist group which he
joined in 1938. However he vowed loyalty to
this country and no one at the time thought
to accuse him differently.
In September of 1943, Kutcher was injured
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in battle and later had to have both of his
AS A result the Veterans Administration
began payments of $329 monthly in order
to provide for his maintenance. Payments
run for life-just as the loss of his two legs are
gone for life.
Then, after the war, the Socialist Workers
Party was placed upon the Attorney General's
"Subversive Lists" along with a host of other
organizations. Last November someone, or ones,
accused Kutcher of membership in this group
and the Veterans Administration quietly cut
off all payments to the legless veteran.
A storm of editorial protest in the New York
Post followed the cessation of payments, forc-
ing the VA to reconsider immediate action
and an investigation was set up to probe Kut-
cher's political beliefs.
As of yet there has been no decision but
if in the opinion of the VA, the accusers prove
right, Kutcher is. on his own-the debt this
nation incurred with him in Italy is no longer
Kutcher has defended himself by admitting
membership in the Marxist group, but denying
that it is Communist or that he or the group
preach any forceful overthrow of the govern-
ment. The accusers-? Well, Kutcher hasn't
met them yet, nor will he.
Says the VA, if the accused has an oppor-
tunity of meeting the accuser, the entire foun-
dation of our security system is in danger.
CLEARLY THEN, the system of security has
taken priority over the older well-established
system of democracy.
Only, it seems that democracy is not very
well established these days. Kutcher has not
been brought to trial under the Smith Act as a
subversive. -Nor has the VA offered any proof
that he is a traitor.
All there is is the word of someone, whom
Kutcher may never know, against his own.
Kutcher wrote a very believable story in Italy
NOT ENOUGH MEN, GOOD OR BAD:
Poor Male Crop This Leap Year.
By HAL BOYLE
Associated Press Writer
LEAP year in 1956 finds Ameri-
ca's lovelorn ladies in a ter-
There never really are, enough
good men to go around. This year
there aren't enough men of any
An expert has estimated there
are now 20 million women eligible
for marriage in the United States,
but only 17 million men.
What do these figures mean?
Let's face it, ladies. They add up
to a disheartening fact - demand
exceeds supply. Competition will
be keener than ever. It is, for
once, truly a man's world - at
least for single men. The ras-
cals have a real edge. To win
them you will have to woo them
harder than ever.
* * *
TO CATCH a man this leap
year a girl may have to do more
than leap. She may also have to
hop, skip, gallop, go at a dead
run, throw a, lasso - or even
learn to use an insect net to im-
prison the butterfly male of her
This brings up the primary
problem. Who will be the man
of her choice?. Many a big game
l-nnpr. rnn na i. nt f+ h0a
he may indeed be the last man
in the world available, so far as
she can find.
Naturally every average girl
dreams of marrying a tall, dark
and handsome millionaire. Butin
the matrimonial sweepstakes this
kind of target is a rarity.
For one thing, few millionaires
are tall, dark and handsome. For
another thing, most millionaires
are already married - or already
paying alimony to two ex-wives
and unwilling to grubstake a third.
And finally, the last person the
average millionaire wants to mar-
ry is an average girl. If he mar-
ries an average girl, he does it
before he is a millionaire.
* * *
IS THERE no hope for the av-
erage girl, then? Of course there
is. Her natural target is the av-
How can she find him? Very
She should walk up to the first
single man she can discover, and
listen closely. Is he breathing?
Good. He has passed the first
test with flying colors.
The next test is whether he has
character. To women there is
only one genuine sign of charac-
ter in a man, and that is - will
hae wma~'irv9 TI- ',.as't take i~nnsv
tity. It also leaves much to be
asked for in terms of quality.
THE DEPRESSING truth is that
the present lot of bachelors is
about the most worthless, self-
centered bunch of responsibility
dodgers in history. All they do is
eat. off their married friends, re-