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Sixty-Seventh Year

'When Opinions Are Free
Trutb Will Prevail"

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
University Pays Its Share
Operating Costs Of Municipal
A RECENT furor rose over the possibility that supports, admittedly indirect, which the Uni-
students may not be counted as part of Ann versity provides for the city.
Arbor in the 1960 census, thus depriving the In all probability, neither Parke, Davis nor
city of approximately $350,000 each year. City Bendix would have located in Ann Arbor were
officials, contemplating the loss, may well be it not for the University. Secondly, the appella-
thinking of turning to the University for more tion "campus town" is indicative of how much
money to cover municipal expenses. the State Street shopping district is dependant
With the rising cost of education, which soon on student support. Finally, it is entirely stu-
translates into fee raises for students, the Uni- dent demand that has raised rents to an ab-
versity should firmly resist such moves. The normally high level, with ensuing high profit
evidence shows that the University community to the community.
carries its share of the load now.
The University currently pays for water, fire COUPLED with this is the fact that the Uni-
and police protection. Of these, the charge for versity provides a good part of its own po-
water is undoubtedly justified. The cost to lice protection and, although it may seem pi-
the University of $115,000 for police and fire cayune, the University encompasses a compar-
protection seems reasonable on the surface for atively small area and has comparatively mod-
certainly real services are provided. ern brick buildings, both of which make the
job of fire prevention easier. The University
ON WHAT grounds can the University defend more than pays for what it gets here.
against more requests from the city? 'First, Certainly, the city of Ann Arbor should not
although it may be hardly cricket to say so, the expect the University to up its contributions.
University needs the money more, as evidenced For that matter, when the amount of money
by recent talk of a tuition rise, than does the dropped here by students and faculty is con-
city, with its admittedly low tax rate. sidered, maybe the University should ask for
The city would not consider this a valid rea- a downward readjustment.
son. The reasons, however, are the financial -LANE VANERSLICE
Byrd's Annual Complaint
AS IF TO CONFIRM Harry Truman's thesis Roosevelt's, he complained about Harry Tru-.
that there are too many Byrds in Congress, man's, and he'll complain about Dwight Eisen-
Harry Byrd of Virginia recently went through hower's next three.
his annual ritual of presenting his own budget
message to the Senate. BUT THERE'S no reason why Twentieth Cen-
Byrd, and a number of his Republican allies, tury America shouldn't listen respectfully
ae anxious that the federal government's to his outbursts and then go calmly about its
budget be slashed; this year by 6/2 billion business as the most powerful and prosperous
dollars. The President, who has himself talked nation in the world.
on occasion like substantial government spend- -PETER ECKSTEIN
ing represented a one-way road to ruin, strong-
ly defends his budget against "severe" cuts, Ode to the North W ind:
all the time holding on to his curious position
that there may be areas where fat can be found. Ann Arbor Springtime
It is difficult for a layman to evaluate the
merits of this or that appropriation. But while DREARY WEATHER... midsemester exams
the Eisenhower budget is the largest in history, . ,. . snowing outside ... couldn't get in to
so is the nation's economy and so are its world hear e.e. cummings . . . have to wear mittens
responsibilities, again ... forgot to vote ... left my boots home
The latter require more expenditures than . . . raising tuition fee and maybe housing ...
ever and the former can afford more, whatever slipped and fell on ice yesterday.
gloomy prophesies Sen. Byrd may care to make. Achoo (sniff) Got a goad ...health service
SURELY the most vulnerable part of the mobbed . . . rather stay in bed . . . ka-choo -
Eisenhower budget - foreign aid appropria- close the widow . . . bad Daily review .. .
tions - should not be cut substantially during stopped snowing? . . . oh, it's raining . . .
this period of instability among the nations professors are grouchy . . . same old food ...
of the non-Communist world. cars splashing mud . . . paper to do over vaca-
The ubiquitous tendency to cut economic tion ... need money.
aid should be resisted, although the Eisenhower Fqrgot roommate's brithday . . . saw a robin
Administration has yet to demonstrate the -nope, a sparrow . .. can't fly kites . . . face
imagination required to resell foreign aid to chapped from wind . . . softball game cancelled
an increasingly hostile Congress. . . . A-choo-gesundheit . . . thank you.
This won't be the last budget which dis- Spring has come to Ann Arbor.
satisfies Byrd. He complained about Franklin -DONNA HANSON
Complex Communist Gyration

The Helicopter Era
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'MeChant Too Faithful
'M rh n'ToTo Shakespeare's Intent
THE ANN ARBOR CIVIC THEATRE opened last night with a "Mer-
chant of Venice" that suffered mainly from being too faithful to
Shakespeare's intent.
The play as it is written is ambiguous-Shylock becomes less the
money-grabbing, revenge-seeking stereotype and more a human being
twisted by continual rejection. It seems doubtful that Shakespeare
meant to have this happen-the tone of the rest of the play forbids it.
But happen it does, and to cut out the ambiguity is to rob "Merchant"
of much of its delight.
The "my daughter, my ducats" speech is dispensed with except for

Dog, Laughter, Notes Run Meeting

Daily Staff Writer
"THIS IS the epitome of 'Mickey
Mouse'," Maynard Goldman
said Wednesday, and it was."
Student Government Council's
sandbox was lively with members'
laughter and note- and candy-
passing. There was even a black
dog who came visiting for the
evening and stayed through the
meeting, romping with Council
Under consideration at the time
was a $30,000 proposal that the
Council set up a cultural and edu-
cational delegation to visit South-
east Asia during the summer of
next year.
Perhaps the size of expenses in-
volved and the general seriousness
of the motion were just too great
the responsibilities for the students
on SGC to handle.
In any case, the Council played
with the motion for a while, ask-
ing semi-serious questions, get-
ting non-serious answers, and de-
ciding the proposal had not been
deeply enough considered before
oc during the meeting.
"If the Council isn't ready now
to consider this in the serious vein
of a student government of the
University, it never will be," one
of the more determined members
Council members still were not
sure. The group finally decided, on
thje second tabling motion, to push
the work off until next week, mak-
ing it apparent the Council was
not "ready".
* * *
MEMBERS' Time at the meet-
ing heard the usual weekly gripe
from members about this sort of
It never fails-the Council has
a good time at meetings (after all,
the members are only human) and
then some member has to criti-
cize what went on, hitting the
laughter, inattention and note-

it's like the overweight woman
trying to diet who says, "Tee-hee,
I know I shouldn't be (giggle) do-
ing this," as she dips into a ba-
nana split.
* * *
THE PROPOSAL to send a cul-
tural and educational delegation
to Southeast Asia is designed, ac-
cording to rationale for the mo-
tion, "to be an educational experi-
ence for both the delegation and
the University as a whole."
Suggested procedure was to set
up a steering committee that
would "formulate all policy and be
responsible for the mechanical ar-
rangements as well as the selec-
tion of the delegation.
"They would also procure the
Anne Woodard, '57, who made
the proposal, said her group had
originally planned to send the
delegation to Africa until it was
learned UCLA was sending a sim-
ilar group there.
Council members seemed con-
fused about the motion and com-
plained they should have had more
notice of the motion before it was
brought to the Council. It had not
been on the agenda.
Suggested make-up of such a
delegation was four students and
five faculty and administration
members. Miss Woodard indicated
one of the persons going would
have to know the languages well
enough to speak for the group.
* * *
GOLDMAN came through Wed-
nesday with a report on the North
Campus Bus Problem, requested
by a former Council member.
No recommendations were made
in the two-page review of the
problem of getting grade school
children transported to school
from their North Campus homes.
The main problem, according to
the report, was one of traffic. Mo-
thers driving their children to
school enter Plymouth Road from
a dirt road while nothing slackens

the 65 mp.h. speed of highway
The report notes: "Many of the
mothers have reported 'close calls'
in the way of car collisions and the
loss of control in driving."
The report also notes: "The
State Police said, they would do
nothing until the accident record
warranted it."
* * *
SGC DECIDED to send a dele-
gation to a mock United Nations
Assembly at the University of Wis-
consin for next weekend.
Maynard Goldman, Ron Gregg,
Tom Kano, Nelson Sherburne,
Ronald Shorr and Anne Woodard
will make the trip as United States
SGC also unanimously approved
a motion stating student opinion
was adverse to next year's calen-
dar scheduling a return to school
in January on a Friday.
The University Calendar Com-
mittee, by means of a subcommit-
tee, is presently investigating the
situation and possibilities for some
sort of "trade".
to the
Reduce Athletic Fee?
To the Editor:
SINCE the university will pro-
bably raise tuition this fall;
AND SINCE the athletic depart-
ment enjoyed a surplus of more
than a half million dollars (561,-
171) last year-(of which a small
portion was attributable to student
WHY NOT reduce athletic fees
for U. of M. students and help
them financially in a little way?
-Murray Melbin, Grad.

a resume by Solano, which paints
the Jew's torture as comic histri-
onics instead of the first indication
of his more humane side. Further,
the audience is asked to adopt Eli-
zabethan ethics in the trial scene
and believe that Shylock is getting
his just deserts. Actually, we feel
that, even though Shylock's de-
mands were barbarous, Christian
"justice" is no better. "Give me
leave to go from hence; I am not
well . . ."produces pity, not the
scorn it elicits from the actors.
hard to play down Shylock's sym-
pathetic side, but, because of
Shakespeare's lines, doesn't suc-
ceed. The attempt is also thwarted
by Leslie Whitaker, who occasion-
ally transcends his avowed inter-
pretation and plays the part with
a curious mixture of pure villainy
and deep sensitivity.
Aside from the unsatisfying in-
terpretation, acting was the pro-
duction's major fault. Some of it
was excellent; some of it was very
poor indeed. Whitaker was top-
notch throughout, bringing scope,
believability and great depth to
'the Jew. Launcelqt Gobbo (Al
Phillips) was a wonderfully funny
fellow, becoming perhaps almost
too Puckish in his postures, but
having full command of the en-
tire stage with a sweeping en-
AsnOld Gobbo, A. B. Crandall
created in a few brief appearances
a warm-hearted portrayal of an
essentially foolish, but likeable,
character. Ruth Livingston's Portia
was entirely within the limited
scope set by director Ted Heusel;
somehow, even when the lines and
the silly business with the rings
belie her, we believe that she is
nothing but a good, virtuous, in-
telligent and loving woman. Dur-
ing the trial, her performance was
particularly convincing-she gent-
ly, graciously gives Shylock every
chance to change his mind, and
when the time for justice has
come, she tempers her cruel de-
cisions with a kind of soft-spoken
warmth that, to the audience, re-
moves part of the sting.
* * *
HELGA HOOVER brought off
Nerissa very well, and Mary Ann
Stevenson's Jessica is lovely, in-
nocent and endearing.
By putting the young men into
the playboy context, complete with
dinner jackets, cigars, canes and
Hathaway shirt-eyepatches Heu-
sel produces a believable aura.
However, they somewhat ne-
gated this effect by not living up
to what their lines demanded of
them. Russell MacDonald (An-
tonio), Russell Aiuto (Bassanio),
Charles Chadwick (Solano) and
Doug Chapman (Lorenzo) always
seemed on theverge of doinghvery
well indeed, but restrained them-
selves. Tom Leith (Gratiano) and
John Rae (Salerio) were far too
bombastic. All of these men, ex-
cept Antonio and -3assanio, are
essentially not brilliant. Their
charm lies in their abandoned boy-
ishness, and without it, they have
no charm. On the other hand,
MacDonald and Aiuto, never
seemed quite upset enough to be
convincing, although it was Aiuto
who, through comic reaction, al-
most succeeded in saving the oth-
erwise-uncomfortable last scene.
Within the limits of its re-
sources, the Civic Theatre did, on
the whole, a fairly creditable job
with Shakespeare.
-Tammy Morrison

A Burlesque
Picture Industry takes a slam at
the Advertising Industry and de-
cides to fight fire with fire. The
public has been educated to accept
this type of film with the same res-
ignation that they tolerate slogans
and jingles.
Leaving no more to the imagi-
nation than a Lifebuoy soap com-
mercial, it is an extended burles-
que of advertising techniques and
people, punctuated with a story.
As you can imagine, the bur-
lesque of something that is already
burlesque is pretty rough going.
Clark Gable, hardened, slick and
egocentric, applies for a position
with an advertising agency. He
disports himself with such a win-
some churlishness that by the next
day he is dictating policy to the
president (Adolph Menjou), an
apoplectic buffoon who would seem
incapable of managing a country
Hesoon clashes with the com-
pany's major client (Sydney
Greenstreet), a crass, despotic,
slob, surrounded by sheep who say
"check" instead of "yes." He main-
tains a deferential defiance,
amounting to little more than not
jumping as quickly as the rest,
and refusing to say check, but
sufficient to preserve his self re-
THIS STATUS quo is then wor-
ried interminably (Deborah Kerr
and Ava Gardner are on hand
recreationally) until, in the clos-
ing minutes, as if suddenly aware
of a deadline, Clark's cynical ac-
ceptance converts to revulsion.
He tells the crass, despotic slob
that he is a crass, despotic slob,
and the sheep that they are sheep.
Deborah tells him that he's noble;
to go, and ply his trade in a digni-
fied manner, and live happily.
Gable, completely self-possessed
(who else would have him), was
distinguished only by his silly,
smug smile. Deborah was delicate,
dignified and insipid, and every-
one is familiar with Ava Gardner's
If you like this bunch, and don't
really care what they're up to,
you'll like "The Hucksters."
-Charles Ewell
(Continued from Page 3)
Nat'l Electric Col Co., Columbus,
Ohio, needs a graduate Engr., between
30 and 35 years old, with a degree in
Elect. E.
For further information contact the
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Admin.
Bldg., ext. 3371.
The following schools have listed va-
cancies on their teaching staffs with
the Bureau of Appointments for the
1957-58 school year. They will not be
in Jo interview at this time.
Allen Park, Michigan - Business Ed-
Almont, Michigan - Band; Commer-
cial; 7th Grade.
Ballston Spa, New York - Grade 5 or
6; Exceptional Children (Low Ability);
Elementary Librarian; Guidance Coun-
selor (woman); Psychologist/Guidanc
Counselor; Art;; Nurse/Teacher; Math/
Physcis or General Science; English.
Bel Air, Maryland - All elementary;
Speech Therapists; Junior High Core;
Senior High Agriculture; Commercial;
Art; Industrial Arts; General Math;
French/Latin; English; Girls Physical
Education; Boys Physical Education;
Chem/Physics; Social Studies.

Bound Brook, New Jersey - English,
Elkton, Michigan -- English/Latin.
Evergreen Park, Illinois -- German/
English; Spanish/Library or Spanish/
German or English/Library; Psychol-
ogy/Sociology/Counseling; Fine Arts/
Crafts; Drafting/Crafts/Science; Busi-
ness Education/Math or Math/Science;
or Business Education/Drafting/Crafts.
Glen Arbor, Michigan - (Leelanau
Schools) Science/Math; Social Studies.
Jackson ,Michigan (East Jackson
Schools) - Early Elementary; Music;
Junior High English; Senior High Shop;
Commercial Education; Home Econom-
Le Mars, Iowa - Kindergarten; 5th
grade; English.
Muskegon, Michigan (G u st a f so n
School District) - Elementary (kinder-
garten, 1st, 6th, 8th).
Ontonagon, Michigan - Elementary
(1st, 2nd, 5th); Girls Physical Educa-
tion (7, 8, 9,); Junior High English; Se-
nior High Social Studies.
Plymouth, Michigan - All elemen-
tarv. .nior High hMath/Science Grls




Associated Press News Analyst
THE GYRATIONS through which commu-
nism is going have seldom been better ex-
eriplified than now, in the complexity of rela-
tions between Yugoslavia and the Moscow bloc.
Wednesday in Moscow Premier Bulganin of
Russia and Premier Kadar of Hungary made
remarks indicataing they planned to try former
Premier Imre Nagy for his part in last fall's
Hungarian revolution. They arraigned Presi-
dent Tito of Yugoslavia as a virtual "defendant
in absentia."
Yesterday Yugoslav and French Communists,
after a conference in Belgrade, announced they
would support the Kadar government.
This fits the French party line without trou-
ble. The French Communists follow the Mos-
cow line, though perhaps more Stalinist in their
outlook than the Khrushchev group.
ITO AND THE Yugoslav Communists, on
the other hand, oppose the very thing to
Editorial Staff
Editorial Director City Editor
GAIL GOLDSTEIN . ....Personnel Director
ERNEST THEODOSSIN ............. Magazine Editor
JANET REARICK Associate Editorial Director
MARY ANN THOMAS ............Features Editor
DAVID GREY ............ .. ..... Sports Editor
RICHARD CRAMER......... Associate Sports Editor
STEPHEN HEILPERN......... Associate Sports Editor
ARLINE LEWIS .........Women's Co-Editors
JOHN HIRTZEL................ Chief Photographer
Business Staff
DAVID SILVER, Business Manager
AMTONrT0T Cn'r .T1, A . R,-, -

to which Kadar was agreeing during his Mos-
cow visit-that Hungarian ties with the Krem-
lin should be tighter than ever, and that there
should be a Moscow-style purge in Hungary.
After a year of coddling by Russia, Tito em-
phasized his independence last fall by saying
that of course Yugoslavia had, by her very atti-
tude toward Moscow, influenced the events in
Hungary and Poland.
Since then the Russians have been talking
about his as though he were no Communist at
all. They accuse him of actively promoting the
revolutions. The reconciliation which Khrush-
chev had sought came apart with a bang.
Poland and Yugoslavia are now great dis-
senters to the Russian line that Moscow is
the capital of international communism and
its dictates must be obeyed by Communists
Foreign observers in Belgrade are reported to
feel that Thursday's agreement between the
French and Yugoslav Communists is, so far as
the Yugoslavs are concerned a token move to
maintain a position that communism is still
best for the people despite differences in ap-
IT SEEMS MORE LIKELY, however, that Tito
is considering Yugoslavia's need to do busi-
ness with the Soviet bloc.
He may also be clinging to such benefits as
formal relataions with the Eastern bloc pro-
vide him in his bargaining with the West.
New Books at the Library
Bibby, Goeffrey - The Testimony of the
Spade; N.Y., Alfred A. Knopf; 1956.
Billington, Ray Allen - The Far Western
Frontier, 1830-1860; N.Y., Harper, 1956.
Botkin. B. A. ed. - New York City Folklore;
N.Y., Random House, 1956. .
Catton, Bruce-This Hallowed Ground; N.Y.,

In Every Arab Heart Storms Hatred for Zion

(Editor's Note: The following is the
last of three articles on Israel. To-
day's article points out the current
tensions in the new nation.)
Associated Press Foreign News Analyst
AS BRITAIN'S League of Na-
tions mandate in Palestine
neared its end, outlines of the
Jewish state were visible. Zionists
had their own underground army.
Impatience for the day was ex-
pressed in the appearance of ter-
rorist groups to harass the British
and hasten their departure. Terror
spread in Palestine.
Britain tossed the problem to
the United Nations. In November
1947, the UN voted to partition
Palestine into Jewish and Arab
states linked in economic union,
with the shrine cities of Jerusalem
and Bethlehem under UN trus-
teeship. It named a commission
. - - . - - - . .

raeli terrorists assassinated him.
The UN then sent an American,
Dr. Ralph Bunche.
Early in 1949, mediation efforts
brought an armistice. By then Is-
rael had driven through all the
Negeb Desert except a small coast-
al strip near Gaza, held by Egyp-
tians. Israelis held a large section
of Palestine.
* * *'
ISRAEL emerged a nation of
8,000 square miles, about as big
as New Jersey. From its territory
875,000 Arabs fled, to become refu-
gees in surrounding Arab coun-
Under Israel's "law of return,"
any Jew who chooses is entitled
to immigrate. Theoretically this
means any of the world's 12 mil-
lion Jews. Practically, only a frac-
tion wanted to leave their present
But by 1956 a flood of immi-

claim more desert land, or her
economic problems will be enor-
But neighbor Syria, armed by
the Russians, fights any attempt
to divert Jordan River waters,
* * *
IN A monumental nine-year ef-
fort, Israel has brought desert
areas to flower, built thriving,
healthy settlements, established
industries. But she is far from self-
sufficient, never much removed
from crisis.
She leans heavily on American
friends, whose dollars process,
transport and settle destitute im-
For this work the goal of the
United Jewish Appeal is 105 mil-
lion dollars in addition to an em-
ergency 100-million-dollar fund
because of the Israeli-Egyptian
Israel's budget has depended on
hn rlo nl iv +I,- ~ _ T ; --A 04-.--

WHAT HAPPENS to Israel now?
In the Holy Land recently an
Arab leader told me: "In every
Arab breast there is a storm of
hatred for Zionists." While the
Middle East is thus in ferment,
new crises will come. The peace
is bound to be broken. As one Arab
diplomat put it, "Our hatred will
last forever" and Arabs will wait
25 years, if necessary, for "re-
Israel needs decades of peace
to develop into the self-sustaining
nation she hopes to be. The Arabs
need decades of peace, too.
Moderate statesmen, both in Is-
rael and the Arab countries, say
this is the only solution: Persuade
the Arabs to accept generous out-
side help to build their internal
economies and lift themselves
from centuries of poverty and
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