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Sixty-Seventh Year

"Well, We Certainly Botched This Job. What'll We
Stamp It-'Secret' Or 'Top Secret'?"

"When Opinions Are Free
Truth Win Prevail"

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G&S Sparkles
In 'Princess Ida'
THE GILBERT & SULLIVAN Society came through last night with
a sparkling opening performance of one of the lesser-known G&S
operettas, "Princess Ida." First-night jitters were not at all in evidence
as the society sang, danced, leered and romped its way through the
charming farce.
Hilarion (Clarence Stephenson), son of King Hildebrand (Robert
Denison) was betrothed to Princess Ida (Lynn Tannel) at the age of
two. Twenty years later, when he wishes to claim his bride, he finds she
has shut herself up in Castle Adamant with one hundred young women.


Lecture Series Talks
Canned, Dull, Uninspiring

THERE IS "no sure road to peace and se-
curity." World War III isn't "just around the
corner." The West should "keep its feet firmly
planted in reality." Isolationism is dead. No na-
tion can win an atomic war.
These were just a few of the platitudes The
ture Series speech Wednesday night. Aside from
New York Times' military analyst Hanson
Baldwin managed to come up with in his Lec-
a quick and extremely superficial round-the-
world tour, they represent the weightiest con-
siderations Baldwin managed to set forth.
It wasn't surprising, however. It probably rep-
resented about average for Lecture Series pre-
sentations on international affairs. No matter
how big the names nor impressive the intel-
lects "the lecture series draws, the talks them-
selves never seem to get beyond a twenty-min-
ute summary of the history of the Cold War,
followed by an exhortation to vigilance ("the
price of liberty").
IT WAS NOT on speeches like those presented
here that the lecturers 'of the past few years
-Douglas, Clark, Romulo, Priest, and Bald-
win-have made their reputations, however
they may choose to exploit them.
If Baldwin, for example, ever turned in as
nany cliches to the Sunday editor of The
Times as he offered ',s Tuesday night, that
paper would surely manage to find itself an-
other military analyst.
The basic problem may be that almost with-
out exception (the Morse-Wiley debate is the

notable one in the past three years) the lec-
ture series has relied on "canned" talks pre-
pared for nationwide tours and presentations
before women's clubs, high school graduating
classes and suburban forums.
Such groups may benefit from these twen-
ty-minute summaries, but by this time the lec-
ture series audience has milked dry any possible
benefits to be received. This has not, unfortun-
ately, deterred the lecture committee from us-
ing the same tired sources for its speakers, nor
has it led that committee to insist that speakers
tailor their canned talks to the University au-
dience. I
PEAKERS continually fail to take into ac-
count that the lecture series is capable of
producing one of the most intelligent and best
informed audiences in America, (although nat-
ural selection may have driven such elements
away after a few Baldwins and Peales.)
But unless something is changed in the
selecting of speakers or the prescribing of
their topics, we can look forward to nothing
more inspiring than talks on "The World
Scene," "The United States in World Affairs,"
and "Where Do We Go From Here," with sub-
ject matter about as specific and personalized as
the titles.
It is surprising that so distinguished a group
of men as the members of the lecture commit-
tee have not themselves tired of the sorts of
talks they have been presenting to the Uni-
versity community.

Diplomatic Support of Israel

Incentive for Integration
HIS MORNING, a small news story on page racial, religious and national groups isv
one describes some students and members of to go.
religious groups who've gotten together because
they're interested in the same problem-inte-THE COMMITTEE can provide the m
gration in the residence halls, place and the incentive. But only th
It all started a few months back when mem- dent body can provide people who are
bars of religious groups approached the Human and eager for the experience of living
Relations Board through faculty members. someone who's "different."
Several Board members got interested and in -TAMMY MORRIt
turn, brought in. other students who had been
concerned with subtle segregation in dorms. Next Year's . Calenda
As present Board of Governors' policy now
stands, students sign contracts for dorms of NeedsChangeNow
their choice shortly after spring vacation and
choose both their roommates and rooms a few THE BALMY BREEZES of this past
weeks later. help to make the icy blasts of next
Thus the committee realizes that students seem a long way off, but time and even
interested in integrated rooming will have to away always manage to creep up on the t
make their choices soon. It hopes to be able to pecting quickly.
aid integration by bringing together members For this reason, attention should be ca
of various national, racial and religious groups a serious weakness in next year's calendar
so they can have a chance- to get acquainted stands now, the calendar calls for stude
and possibly select roommates before con- return to school after their Christmas va
tract-signing time rolls around. Friday, January 3.
The absurdities of such scheduling at
A RECENT CAMPUS SURVEY showed that vious. Attendance was poor after last Chr
7 eod evacation, when students were supposed
75 per cent of dorm residents are living turn on a Thursday.
with people whose backgrounds are exactly The situation will undoubtedly be no
the same as their own as far as race, religion ne yeaFon extr dotwo o c
and nationality are concerned. the University allows empty classrooms
Twenty-two per cent are mixed religiously, functory teaching, and a great deal of di
and only three per cent racially. We believe faction for students and faculty.
this is a hindrance to the great educational ex- A change in the calendar right now cer
perience that is the University. So does the is not out of the question. Taking two da
committee. the school year, at that time of the s
But the committee cannot forge ahead in the and either adding them someplace else o
area of integration unless it gets cooperation pletely dropping them will not cause any
from dorm residents who believe likewise. hardship.
Whether the University's diverse student popu- The change should be made now. Nex
lation is utilized as it should be depends on how tember will be too late.
far that student population, members of all -RICHARD T1
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THE PUBLIC doesn't know it,
but Israel can cite the 100 per
cent support of American diplo-
mats in private talks against the
move of Col. Nasser to set up ci-
vilian administration in the Gaza
What the public doesn't know is
that the statement by the Israeli
Foreign Minister Mrs. Golda Meir
in the UN, setting forth the condi-
tions under which Israel would
withdraw from Gaza and Aqaba,
was okayed personally and agreed
to by John Foster Dulles. It was
also read by the French and by
various State Department offi-
cials. They even made some
changes in the statement.
After accepting these changes,
Mrs. Meir stated that Israel
makes its announcement of with-
drawal "on the following assump-
"That on its withdrawal the
United Nations force will be de-
ployed in Gaza, and that the take-
over of Gaza from the military
and civilian control of Israel will
be exclusively by the United Na-
tions Emergency Force."
THERE WERE other safe-
guarding "assumptions," all rely-
ing on the UN and all approved in
advance by the United States.
Immediately after Mrs. Meir's
statement, and despite the ad-
vance approval Ambassador Cab-
ot Lodge rose, in an effort to ap-
pease the Ara-s, to express some
Howevr, Israel thought she had
a firm commitment and never
would have withdrawn without
the solemn word of John Foster

Dulles, who purported to repre-
sent the United States.
S* s
THESE ARE days when wit-
nesses before the Senate Rackets
Committee are rushing to take lie
detector tests. Mr. Stanley Earl,
city councilman of Portland, Ore.,
has not volunteered to take such a
test, but some of the testimony of
the convicted dopeepeddler, "Big
Jim" Elkins, has seemed so fishy
that my associate Jack Anderson
called the city councilman in or-
der to learn the truth about his
alleged role as a champion of
clean government.
Mr. Anderson's cross-examina-
tion was not a lie detector test,
but the results might help the
public decide whether the city
councilman is an honest crusader
against corruption.
Reached at his hotel in Wash-
ington, Councilman Earl admitted
he had once been a bouncer for
Big Jim Elkins and his brother.
But he didn't know anything
about having written a letter to
the Arizona Parole Board asking
that Elkins be pardoned.
Anderson then read his his let-
"That letter was never pre-
sented before the Parole Board,"
the city councilman alibied. "I
canceled it."
"How did you cancel it?"
The councilman couldn't seem
to explain. The letter is on file
with the Parole Board.
"Didn't you at one time make a
motion in the Portland City
Council to license pinball ma-

. THE COUNCILMAN started to
answer in the negatvie.
"Remember, your actions as a
city councilman are a matter of
record," Anderson reminded him.
"Wait a minute and I'll look at
the record," the councilman re-
plied. Just what kind of record
he had in his hotel room in Wash-
ington was not explained, but in
a minute or two he replied:
"Yes, I spoke out for them." He
explained he had introduced two
resolutions for pinball machines.
"Why did you once change your
mind about pinball machines aft-
er you had been for them, and
suddenly start denouncing them?"
Anderson asked.
The question was prompted by
reports that the Teamsters had
begun to move in on the pinball
machines in a move to squeeze
out Earl's friend, Big Jim Elkins.
Following this, Big Jim disposed
of his pinball machines; following
which, also, Councilman Earl with
sudden righteousness began to at-
tack pinballs as a vicious gam-
bling device.
* * *
ASKED ABOUT this change of
mind, the councilman didn't an-
swer. He started giving facetious
answers instead.
Elkins gave me a great big
chunk,"she said. "I chewed on it
and chewed on it until it came
out baloney."
Then Earl began challenging
Anderson's identity.
"I don't believe you are Jack
Anderson," he said.
The councilman's conversation
became so ludicrous that Ander-
son terminated the interview.
(Copyright 1957 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

They have "abjured the company of
ledge. Hilarion and friends Cyril
(John Klein) and Florian (Ger-
shom Morningstar) sneak into the
castle in an attempt to persuade
the ladies that life on the outside
world isn't really so bad. Needless
to say, after incident upon inci-
dent, everything ends happily.
* * *
THE UNIFORMLY fine acting
and singing puts this production of
the always-good G&S Society in
the excellent class. There isn't a
mediocre performance among the
principals, mainly because all of
them steadfastly refuse to take
themselves seriously.
Stephenson's deadpan portrayal
of the hero is startling and comic
contrast to the mobile faces of
cohorts Klein and Morningstar.
Klein is particularly amusing in
a rousing drinking song ("Would
You Know the Kind of Maid")
which disrupts an otherwise placid
luncheon. Miss Tannel's lovely
singing voice and acting ability
combine to make her a gracious
yet not-too-serious keeper of the
intellectual keys. As Lady Psyche,
professor of humanities, Sarah-
Jane Weston displays both com-
petent voice and manner.
Among a series of bright mo-
ments, the brightest were provided
by David Newman, Judy Tatham,
Sandra Reid and the trio of Fred
Rico, Tox Sexworth and Richard
Booth. Newman, as Idas father
King Gama, pounces about the
stage with the hideous leer and
perfect enunciation that have be-
come delightfully familiar to G&S
audiences for the past two years
* * *
would-be intellectualrival, Miss
Tatham is a junior Margaret
Rutherford, complete with frowsy
hair, an imposing stride and with-
ering glance. Miss Reid brings to
the part of Blanche's daughter
Melissa a farcical attitude, split-
second comedy timing and light-
ening changes of expression. And
as Ida's soldier-brothers, Goldust
triplets Rico, Sexworth and Booth
spend most of the play producing
laughter by merely being on stage.
Special credit is also due the
orchestra, which, after a nervous
overture wan-up, settled down to
the serious business of emphasizing
rather than drowning out the
lyrics. The chorus, always ani-
mated, sang lustily-the women's
chorus was particularly lively in
the third act opener ("Death to
the Invader").
Although the Gilbert & Sullivan
Society is not a professional group,
its performances, combining ex-
cellent staging, costuming, acting
and singing, often approach that
level. It can certainly lay claim to
giving the most consistently enjoy-
able student productions. And
"Princess Ida" is one of the best
-Tammy Morrison
New Books at Library
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Atlintic-Little, Brown, 1957.
Rothenstein, John - Modern En-
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Co., 1956.
Stark, Freya-The Lycian Shore;
NY, Harcourt Brace, 1956.
Way, R. P. - Antique Dealer;
NY, Macmillan, 1957.

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SGC Schedule for Election Open
Houses: March15: Mosher Hail, 3:30,
200 S. Observatory; Jordan Hall, 3:45,
200 S. Observatory; Phi Gamma Delta,
6:00, 707 Oxford Road; Lambda Chi Al-
pha, 6:00, 1601 Wahtenaw.
The following student sponsored so-
cial events are approved for the coming
week-end. Social chairmen are re-
minded that requests for approval of
social events are due in the Office of
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March 15: Allen Rumsey, Business Ad-
ministration School Student Council;
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March 16 (1:00 closing): Alpha Chi
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ta Chi, Theta Delta Chi, Tau Kappa
Epsilon, Theta Chi, Theta Xi, Zeta Beta
Tau, Zeta Psi.
March 17: Alpha Delta Pi, Delta The-
ta Phi, Phi Delta Phi.
The Alice Crocker Lloyd Fellowship
with a stipend of $750 is being offered
by the Alumnae Council of the Alumni
Association for 1957-58. It is open to
women graduates of an accredited col-
lege or university. It ma be used by
a Universtiy of Michigan graduate at
any college or university, but a gradu-
ate of any other university will be re-
quired to use the award on the Michi.
gan campus. Personality, achievement,
and leadership will be considered ii
granting the award.
Application may be made through
the Alumnae Council Office, Michigan
League, and must be filed by April 1.
Award will be announced by the end
of the current semester.
The Laurel Harper Seeley Scholar-
ship is announced by the Alumnae
Council of the Alumni Association for
1957-58. The award is usually $200.00
and is open to both graduate and un-
dergraduate women. The award is made
on the basis of scholarship, contribu-
tion to University life and financial
Application may be made through
the Alumnae Council Office in the
Michigan League, and must be filed
before April 1. Award will be an-
nounced by the end of the current
The Mary L. Hinsdale Scholarship,
amounting to approximately $125.00
(interest on the endowment fund) is
available to undergraduate women who
are wholly or partially self-supporting
and who do not live in University resi-
dence halls or sorority houses. Girls
with better than average scholarship
and need will be considered. Applica-
tion blanks, obtainable at the Alumnae
Council Office, Michigan League,
should be filed by April 1. Award will
be granted for use during 1957-58 and
will be announced by the end of the
current semester.
Student Government Council, Sum-
mary of action taken at meeting of
March 13. 1957.
Approved: Minutes of previous meeting.
Interim action: March 9, Student
Bar Association dance, Union.
March 13, Young Republican Club
"Regent Candidate"
March 15, 16, 17vInter-Cooperative
Council, Art Festival, Lane Hall.

Received: Finance report, Feb. 1, 1957-
March 1, 1957.
Report of football ticket study com-
Heard reports from Book Exchange,
Air Charter, Military Counseling,
Accepted Cinema Guild Report.
Adopted the following motions:
Health Insurance: Student Govern.
ment Council recommends and urges
the University of Michigan to insti-
tute a health insurance program to
be available for its students in Sep-
tember 1957. The Council further ex-
presses its interest in consulting with
appropriate University officials re-
garding the type of insurance and
the method of implementation.
North Campus: That a study and re-
port of the North Campus grade
school children bus problem be dele-
gated to the Student Activities Com-
mittee; that this study be con.
ducted not only relating to the Uni-
versity but the city as well. This re-
port is to be due in writing on Moni
day, March 25 and be presented to
the Council for consideration on
March 27.
Tabled: Motion relating to amend-
ment of ruling concerning closed



Three Old Soldiers Fade as Student Elections Near

MICHIGAN HOCKEY has been slapped down
again, and once more the whole confused
situation seems strangely unfair.
The sudden announcement by the National
Collegiate Athletic Association, day before yes-
terday, that two Michigan hockey players--
Wally Maxwell and Mike Buchanan-have been
declared ineligible, strikes familiarly sour notes.
Whether this is primarily a matter of a
grudge against Michigan hockey is not actually
the most important problem. Last year Minne-
sota filed a complaint against Michigan for the
same offense. The Big Ten took action and sus-
pended the two athletes. Colorado College has
seemingly followed suit. This time the NCAA
has taken the sudden step.
Editorial Staff
Editorial Director City Editor
Business Staff
DAVID SILVER, Business Manager
MILTON GOLDSTEIN ... Associate Business Manager
WILLIAM PUSCR...............Advertising Manager

WHETHER the filing of this sort of com-
plaint is actually out of place or not is hard
to say. This latest decision by the NCAA, how-
ever, is far from a healthy precedent.
First, the suspension is based on retroactive
action. Maxwell and Buchanan were declared
ineligible for receiving expense money while in
high school when they tried out with profes-
sional hockey teams. Penalizing someone for an
action far in the past is, in itself, somewhat
Second, the NCAA, by reinstating ineligibility
is penalizing two individuals twice for the
same "offense." Why did NCAA suddenly in-
sist on putting into effect a rule of its own?
Why must the NCAA suddenly jump above the
Big Ten and its officials who already have
solved the problem? These two athletes have
already paid the penalty by sitting out two
Third, a matter of timing is involved. If
this situation has been known for over a year,
why did NCAA (with faculty representative
from Colorado College as head of the Eligibility
Committee) give Michigan absolutely no time
to appeal its case? Why was there merely a
statement declaring the two players ineligible?
On the surface, it appears that NCAA has
succumbed to the whim of a particular insti-
tution. NCAA did not hesitate to make a quick
decision even if the element of fairness was

Daily Staff Writer
ing away from Student Gov-
ernment Council.
Lewis Engman, Tom Sawyer and
Anne Woodard, all veterans of at
least one year on SGC, give up
their Council seats when elections
take place Tuesday and Wednes-
Although they have already par-
ticipated in their last meeting as
Council members, two of them
promise farewell speeches at SGC's
next meeting on March 27.
Engman, a senior, was busy in
student activities when he. was
named to the Council to fill a
vacancy in February 1956. The
following month he was elected to
the one-year term he is now fin-
Since November he has served
as SGC treasurer :;a;l made his
presence felt at Council meetings
by forceful, direct c utions and
statements serving to facilitate
procedures and nudge a wandering
Council back to the original track.
Engman's occasional humor even
went as far as "Mickey Mouse"
arriving at the Council's level.
S * *
FAWVuinT a rnim . 1 .4mh*,-

involvd in campus affairs when
she was elected to SGC for the
one-year term ending next week.
Her work with World University
Service carried over to the Coun-
cil's National and International
Affairs Committee where she has
proved well-versed in an often-
complicated area.
Miss Woodward has fought not
too successfully to create more of
an awareness of international stu-
dents and to keep SGC members
attentive during presentation of
committee reports.
The other three seats coming up
for re-election next week belong
to two members hoping to be
elected again and to one member,
Mal Cumming, who went out Wed-
nesday in a blaze.
Cumming, as a last original ges-
ture, called for a study of the
North Campus School Children-
Bus situation, something he read
about in The Daily.
* * *
SGC's President Joe Collins was
the first to decorate his new office
in the Student Activities Bldg.
One wall now bears a green min-
iature portrait of George Wash-
ington, one of the "fathers" of our
Rovernment Even another nnnncil

Don Weir, the question of trans-
ferring the tickets involves merely
a difference in interpretation be-
tween the Board and the students
regarding the concept of the tick-
ets themselves "
The Board, according to the re-
port, feels the giving of student
tickets is "granting more of a
privilege rather than fulfilling an
The Board "does not approve of
students scalping others or even
giving their tickets to non-students
WEDNESDAY'S report also call-
ed the "reason for tightening of
control" over, student tickets last
semester "a check of a bad ten-
The council member who pro-
fessed himself expert in this area
charged members of the Varsity
Band were able to resell their stu-
dent tickets unfairly and sit in
the band section.
Maynard Goldman, who pre-
sented the report, cited other prac-
tices causing the "tightening of
control" - students selling their
tickets and claiming they lost
"There's been counterfeiting of
tickeats." Goldrman said-

Gagging and suppressed hys-
terics not uncommon at Council
meetings lasted only for a short
time-until the chairman inter-
rupted with a pointed question to
Chrysler, "You got more stuff
The final motion read:
"(SGC) recommends and urges
the University of Michigan to in-
stitute a health insurance program
to be available for its students in
September 1957.
"The Council further expresses
its interest in consulting with ap-
propriate University officials re-
garding the type of insurance and
the method of implementation."
A proposed amendment would
have added the following:
"Before a decision as to the type
of program to be instituted with
regards to membership SGC should
be consulted particularly for its
opinion based on the information
available on both voluntary and
compulsory programs."
This was voted down on a show
of hands, with Sue Arnold, Mal
Cumming, T'rn Leedy, Janet Neary,
Richard Snyder. Janet Winkel-
haus, Anne Woodard and John
Wrona voting for the amendment.




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