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October 7, 1956
October 7, 1956
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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WE'RE 7 YEARS OLD! Hard to believe, but
somehow Bob Marshall's Book Shop not
only has survived and aged, but thanks to
the support and (verily) the affection of
so many the store has grown and flour-
To celebrate the advent, 7 years ago in
early October, we're inviting everybody,
the whole shebang, to a big birthday cele-
bration. Tomorrow-Monday-and Tues-
day, anytime from 9 A.M. to 10 P.M.
THE RAGE TO RUSH-Our reporter examines the sorority rushing
scene, carefully explaining the details of this University
procedure and commenting upon the process. Page 3.
MOZART ANNIVERSARY-A review of some of the composer's
recorded works with an eye to the best purchases. Page 5.
THE ALLEN PHENOMENON -Daily Television Writer Larry
Einhorn visits the rehearsal of a "Tonight" show and explains
how the casualness seen on the screen is carefully rehearsed.
Shirley Ann Grau
And Southern Writing
A LOST ART REBORN:
O 'CONNER-A discussion of this young Southern
Writer's two major works and the manner in which her
university creative writing training tells in her novel and
short stories. Page 7.
SH IRLEY ANN GRAU-Novelist Hariette Simpson Arnow dis-
cusses this new short story writer and relates her work to the
stream of Southern Writing. Page 8.
PUBLICIST & AUDI ENCE-Which one has the twelve-year-old's
mentality? A look at the old myth that publicity men are
really intelligent souls "talking down" to an audience of
mental dwarfs. Page 9.
APARTMENT FURN.ISHING - Our researcher gives dos and
don'ts on the recent craze to dress up old Ann Arbor apart-
ments into little islands of gracious living. Page 10.
TOO MUCH REALISM-Donald A. Yates has written to the Lenin
Library to discover why detective fiction is so unpopular in
Russia and relates the answers. Page 13.
THE BROADWAY SCENE-A look at the 1956-57 Broadway
season and notations on new musicals and dramas that have
been or will be presented. Page 14.
SUPPLEMENT EDITOR-Ernest Theodossin
SUPPLEMENT PHOTOGRAPHERS-Vernon Soden,
PICTURE CREDITS-Page 3: Daily photographs by Vernon Soden; Page
5, courtesy A. Tsugawa; Page 6, courtesy National Broadcasting Com-
pony; Pgge 9, lower right, courtesy Metro Goldwyn Mayer, all others
courtesy Columbia Studios; Pages 10-11, Daily photographs by James
Dygert; Page 14 courtesy Ronald Muchnick.
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held to be a neat layer in the mind
of every man, covered up but mea-
surable as is the hard pan in my
garden. It makes one ponder on
the conscious, and The Human
Mind, a phrase so often heard.
One wonders if Einstein arrived at
his conclusions in such fashion, or
if he arrived at his theory through
some intuitive process,. subcon-
sciously based on his already vast
knowledge of physics, and then
spent much of the rest of his life
proving step by step what he knew
was true; Dostoievsky may have
conceived his characters in much
the same fashion, and so knew
them as psychologist may never
know man; and is there such a
thing as a "The Human Mind."
One wishes at times the psy-
chologist, the physician, the so-
ciologist had less in common with
the artist, for all are too often
certain of the pattern; doubt to-
day seems only for the man who
works in the realm of the physi-
cal sciences; they torment them-
selves with years of sweaty-
handed doubt wondering if this
is indeed the best pattern for an
airplane wing, or the most effi-
cient of all possible engines, while
the young pediatrician can tell us
exactly how, and with no doubt,
a baby should be reared.
There is no doubt in Malcolm
Cowley's House, and Miss Grau
may never get there; she may not
even get a number, for Faulkner
numbered only five artists in a
discussion down at Mississippi
University and which was I believe,
later picked up by the New York
Times, and anyway this matter of
Art is a thing I cannot settle. I
can't even say who is good and
who is bad; most Southern Writ-
ing, like that elsewhere, has been
written in honest sincerity; some
of it seems consciously cute, and
some most determinedly esoteric;
Faulkner, publication hungry in
his lean years, running to New
York, hunting out Important
People, showing manuscripts to
friends, shows in his work at times
symptoms of having written with
an audience in his mind, in his
case not to please, but to shock
and so attract attention, and other
times he seems consciously good
and sweet as in his Saturday Eve-
ning Post stories, but in the main
all of it reflects the currents of
The south, although it has won
every conceivable prize and honor,
could use some writers, story tell-
ers such as Miss Grau show prom-
ise of being. The south is such a
rich and varied land, Tennessee
alone has known every conceivable
pattern of thought from a Com-
munist plot in the 1740's through
early anti-slavery, anti Know
Nothing, anti Ku Klux Klan, a
vote against Secession, at least
one general who died fighting for
the South but not believing in
slavery and so on through the
years. It is hard to think of one
thing the south was not, unless it
be complete and sweet agreement.
Continued from Page 11)
and raw wood is most unattractive.
Painting the bricks is recom-
menlded (enamel preferred, but
not necessary) and varnishing the
wood (two coats). Painting the
wood should be discouraged.
Some observed color schemes
have been white with maple, which
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express the ultimate of jubilance.
As if to point out the fact that
the best music is not always high
fidelity, there is a two record set
of Mozart violin and piano so-
natas on Decca, played by Lili
Kraus and Szymon Goldberg. The
usually called,. was issued in the
prehistoric 30's on Parlophone
records by the Mozart Chamber
Music Society. The six sonatas
on it serve as fine examples of
ensemble playing, and no recent
attempts, least of all the Schneid-
er-Kirkpatrick duo (the latter on
the harpsichord) have measured
up to their accomplishment.
PIS should be enough for a
whole year, not including the
Marriage of Figaro and the Re-
quiem Mass - and with careful
shopping, it wouldn't be too ex-
haustive an economic venture.
And it's for a lifetime of pleasure.
gives a striking contrast, and
bright red with a clear finish on
This is a very economical book-
case, for paint and varnish are
cheap, and the money saved usu-
ally more than offsets the time
you spend in labor at whatever
you're worth per hour. A six-foot
case can be built for about six
dollars plus labor.
Another suggestion is to use
some imagination in building it,
rather than merely piling bricks
on boards and vice versa. An H-
design, for instance, can be very
2. Attractive and sturdy desks
and typewriting tables can be built
of plywood and wrought iron legs.
This combination will save you a
considerable sum, although it
leaves you without drawers in
which to stash your savings.
3. Contact all relatives and
friends for furniture they no long-
er need or which you can convince
them they need less than you.
Don't be choosy unless you want
things to match. Smaller articles,
such as dishes and cooking ware,
can often be accumulated this
way. You might accept non-
matching furniture for a planned
decor if you are, willing to sand it
down before refinishing.
A considerable amount of time
is also required for sanding new
wood for bookcases, desks and
other items. An electric sander,
however, may be rented from a
paint store, and will make your
toil more entertaining, even if not
FREE COFFEE AND CAKE
for everyone who drops around
So please do accept our invitation ... of
course there's no obligation to buy any-
thing ... but our compliments to our many,
many friends and customers will include-
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But Joy has also gained a pain-
ful perception for which her
mother's mind would be incapable
of comprehending: the knowledge
that she who lives and is not loved
is really a phantom in the hinter-
land of a darkened, lonely world.
Aphorisms may add glitter to the
path of the aged, and they may
tend to soothe the passing hunger
of the hopeless, but they will not
allay the passions of the young.
Joy, unlike her mother, would
never try to feed the heart with
ON THE offchance that fiction,
may sometimes be stranger
than truth we would say that A
Good Man Is Hard To Find is well
worth the time required for read-
ing. It has the occasional earthly
eloquence of Erskine Caldwell, plus
art; together with some of the
perception of Faulkner, plus vision.
That, indeed, is one of the most
obvious facets of this young lady's
talent. One feels Tobacco Road has
disappeared, and that the Yokna-
patawha legend is always some-
thing of the past.And the reader
--especially a reader who really
knows the South - will always
wonder on just which particular
avenue or back alley of heaven or
hell he might actually come face
to face with a Faulkner character.
O'Connor's fabricated models have
gained authenticity through the
validity of their author's regional
creation -- her characters might
have been here yesterday, but the
reader cannot avoid the sneaking
suspicion that, somehow, he might
meet them on a twisting Georgia
Miss O'Connor has the brilliant
knack of proselytizing a woman's
intuition and perspective into a
man's words and jotting them
down on paper. And we predict
that someday Dixie will be proud
of this young and gifted -though
highly caustic - daughter. The
O'Connor lass is a tangy persim-
mon. But it won't be the first
time Dixie has starred in the role
of proud mother with a puckered
Poor, dear,- dear Dixie !
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