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oig Mldiigan BatIl9
Sixty-Seventh Year

"When Opinions Are Free
Truth 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.
We're Not Getting
Our Money's Worth
"You people are getting a lot less educa- IT WILL GET WORSE-we are gathering
tion than you should be getting for the momentum as we slide downhill. A literary
money you're paying . . . classes are too college committee is reportedly exploring ways
large to accomplish anything . .. and it will to get more efficient use of top faculty men.
get worse before it gets better . : ."-said In the near future professors may handle their
by a lit school professor as he glumly sur- classes only two hours a week, turning the third
veyed a "discussion" class of close to 100 over to a teaching fellow. This would enable
students. them to handle four classes instead of three.
And ed school has sent out a questionnaire
THE PROFESSOR who opened the semester asking professors how they would react to
on the above note was discouraged, as a teaching by television.
lot of people are, over the increasing difficulty
of making education mean something. If we now suggest bucking expansion we are
We've got education by the grade-book and told of our "moral obligation" to the people of
lecture now. Information passes from professor's the State, and of the pressure that would build
mouth - to - student's - notebook - to - blue- up to cut out-state students.
book without ever hitting the minds of either, T IS BECOMING increasingly obvious that
to reiterate the well worn cliche.I SCdMINGstndasilydobvos thUn
Students' grasp of theory is tested by ob- versity grows. And If this is true theUn perhaps
jective exams (referred to jokingly as "multiple- vertymgrobifatisnis tugitenfpehdu-
gues" tsts becusethee jst in'ttim to our real moral obligation is to give a fine edu-
guess" tests) because there just isn't time to cation to few rather than a mass-produced job
read 100 or more essays for each of severalc
classes. to all.
Lectures are becoming ossified by repetition Two students who can think are worth more
-but how can a professor reconsider and work to the State than five who can memorize.
over each of the 300-odd lectures he is called -LEE MARKS
on to deliver in a school year? City Editor
FOR THE PAST eleven years, the Denver THE QUESTION now arises-does Mrs. Rush
chapter of Daughters of the American Revo- speak for the DAR? The Denver DAR would
lution has sponsored a Lincoln's Birthday do well to take a good look at itself, answer the
pageant at the Colorado Industrial School question, then prove it with action.
This year, thanks to the personal prejudice
of one woman, there will be no such celebration. SBX Operations Hindered
Because many of the pupils at the school t
are Americans of Mexican descent and because By Inconsistent Hours
the program includes their carrying the Ameri-
can flag, Mrs. Charlotte C. Rush, chairman ofT HE CRUSHING EXPENSE of books is most
the Lincoln Day program committee, objected. keenly apparent early in every semester. The
"I wouldn't want a Mexican to carry 'Old Student Book Exchange, through which used
Glory,' would you?" she asks. ,
We would ask, "Why not?" books may be bought and sold, provides some
We wold ak, "hy nt?''relief from the burden but is hampered by a
Most of.the students, Mrs. Rush admits, werer
born in the United States and thus are Ameri- failure to acquire books for resale.
can citizens. But, she says, their parents came Inconsistency of collection hours is a partial
from Mexico - "They're Mexican boys, not reason for this limited supply. During exam
American boys." period, SBX advertised collections from 11:00
a.m. to 2:00 p.m. On Mon., Jan. 28, a constant
IF CHILDREN born in the United States of stream of students beat a path to the locked
foreign-born parents are not American, then door in the Union basement. During the noon
an awful lot of us are foreigners. And not hour, the line of impatient students with
even fit to carry the American flag, by Mrs. cartons of books stretched up the entire stair-
Rush's standards. way from SBX.
The irony of the situation is that Mrs. Rush Gradually the line diminished as disgusted
is chairman of the Denver DAR's "Patriotic sellers wandered toward book stores. After
Education Committee." sleswnee oadbo trs fe
EduchpreCudie.nbigtseveral tramps through the slushy snow with
If such prejudice, and bigotry are examples armloads of weighted books only to find locked
of patriotism, our "patriotism" needs an over- doors, many students resorted to the speedy
haul. If this is the fruit of "patriotic education,' but less profitable selling at the book stores.
ignorance is much to be preferred.
Despite the absurdity of Mrs. Rush's position, SBX could have increased book receipts
the powers that be in the Denver DAR have merely by remaining open during advertised
seen fit to drop plans for the Lincoln Day hours. By working as hard to collect books as
program. The incident has been publicly de- it does to sell them, the SBX could become a
plored by at least two officials involved, but tle real service to this campus.
pageant remains cancelled. -DIANE FRASER
Fundametntal Differences

"How Dare You Disregard Our Instructions!"
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'Barretts' on Film
Still a Big Yawn
THERE are people who think "The Barretts of Wimpole Street"
is one of the loveliest, most touching plays of all time. There are
others, this reviewer included, who find the old Rudolf Besier war-
horse to be the dramatic equivalent of a Miltown pill. Therefore this
review is biased insofar as I disliked the play before I saw the film.
Now I dislike the film, too.
The celluloid "Barretts" is a good try, however, and screenwriter

John Brighton has done his best to
a little life in the proceedings.
But still, the major hunk of it
consists of long, long repititious
dialogues in a dusty, musty draw-
ing room. The characters, though
derived from RealLife, are wood-
en and dull. The conflict is
handled as in an old-style melo-
FOR THOSE who have not peen
the play in a highschool produc-
tion, a little theatre group, a tele-
vision adaptation; or a comic
book, the plot concerns the efforts
of Elizabeth Barrett to escape
the drab confines of her sickbed
and the tyrannical rule of her
stern father to live a normal and
happy life with fellow poet and
ardent swain Robert Browning.
It's rather a nice story, but as set
down in the film, it comes out
soap-opera and not much else.
We soon realize what a dis-
turbed man Barrett is and to what
lengths he will go to keep his
daughter from the rest of the
world, and we gather that sooner
or later there will be fireworks
when she, runs out on him. But
until this happens, the reels un-
fold a steady, stream of boredom.
The picture at'least moves the
characters around to a few dif-
ferent settings, such as a park,
a street, and so on. It's needed,
believe me. It seems a shame that
one of the world's great actors,
John Gielgud, has an unhappy
time with Mr. Barrett. The fault
lies in the fact that Gielgud has
apparently done a great deal to
instill complicated -and profound
qualities in his character. We can
see a good actor at work. The re-
sult, however, is less than satis-
fying since the part itself is so
,strictly melodramatic that the
performance seems pompous.
JENNIFER JONES tackles Eliz-
abeth in rough style, speaking as
if she were combating a bad head
cold tossing out a different gri-
mace with each new line. Bill
Travers sadly errs in making his
Browning a bumptious clown.
The problem is not that the
script is dated, but that it is
stodgy. Try as it might, the film
can't overcome the faults. Maybe
they shouldn't have bothered in
the first place.
-David Newman
r an o'

rejuvenate the script and to instill
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General Notices
University Figure Skating Club will
meet on Wed., Feb. 13 at 6:00 p.m. in-
stead of its usual Tues. meeting.
Museum of Art, Alumni Memorial
Hall. American Paintings from the Uni-
versity of Nebraska Art Galleries, Feb.
10 - Mar. 10 Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
weekdays, 2-5 p.m. on Sundays. The
public is invited.
Art Print Loan Collection. Feb. 19-21
prints from the collection will be on
exhibit in the Rackham galleries. Re-
servations may be made at that time.
Feb. 25-March 1 prints may be picked
up in 510 Administrataion Building,
Burton Holmes Travelogues. Tickets
are on sale for the Burton Holmes
Travelogues in Hill Auditorium box of-
fice. The Oratorical Association spon-
sors this series on five Thursday eve-
nings, Feb. 28-March 28. Colored mo-
tion pictures will be shown including
"~Cruise to Rio", "Sweden,,, "Today's
Japan", "The Old South", and "Portu-
gal". Box office hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Correction-Late Permission: All wo-
men students had 11:00 p.m. permis-
sion on Wed., Feb. 6, 1957.
Trained Fencers, both men and wo-
men, are invited to meet and fence
with a student-faculty group meeting
Wed. evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. in the
main second floor room of the WAB at
Forest and N. University. First meet-
ing of the spring semester Wed., Feb. 13.
Foils and some protective equipment
can be provided. Spectators welcome.
For more information about this or
(beginning fencing classes, call NO

Dulles' Ef forts Successful i


DIPLOMATIC observers, looking
over the entire calling. list of
Arab visitors here during the past
two weeks, chalk up a plus mark
for Mr. Dulles's efforts to woo the
Near East.
Charles Malik, the Christian For-
eign Minister of Lebanon, Abdul
Ilah, the pro-British Crown Prince
of Iraq, and King Saud, the waver-
ing, onetime friend of Colonel Nas-
ser, all were part of an attempt to
box in the army colonel in Egypt
whom Dulles once picked as Amer-
ica's best friend, but who has
turned out to be Russia's best
Biggest diplomatic victory was
scored by none of the above, but
by little Prince Mashhur, 3%-
year-old son of King Saud. The
generous outpouring of gifts and
good will to the little Prince warm-
ed the heart of his father more
than all the regal receptions and
state dinner parties given in his
honor, elegant as they were.
THE FACT that the American
people spontaneously contributed
all sorts of presents and deluged
the little boy with get-well mes-
sages, touched the King's heart
and convinced him that the Amer-
ican people had no designs on his
country. His staff purchased two
extra trunks to carry the load of
copybooks, miniature racing cars,
and other knickknacks the Ameri-
can public sent to the hospital.
In addition to this, the King
was delighted with the U.S.A. -
ranging from his talks with Ike
to Gali-Gali, the Magician, who
spoke in Arabic at the Arabian-

American Oil Co. dinner given him
at the Mayflower Hotel, to the
fact that John Foster Dulles gave
him practically all of what he
wanted from the United States.
Dulles's real problem, however,
is going to be after King Saud
returns home. The King's influen-
tial brother, now acting as Lord
Chamberlain in his absence, is in-
tensely anti-Western and pro-
Nasser. In addition, Nasser has
managed to infiltrate the Saudi
Arabian army with pro-Egyptian
officers, thanks to the Egyptian
military mission stationed in Saudi
This is why Dulles's policy of
sending more arm to Saudi Arabia
is so risky. Chances are they will
eventually fall into the hands of
the pro-Nasser clique inside the
Saudi Arabian army which has
the support of the King's brother.
* * *
THE KING himself went home
glowing with praise for the U.S.A.
However, he is almost blind, reads
only that which his advisers give
him, and naturally is subject to
all sorts of pressures. In the past,
he advanced oil royalties to help
Nasser buy arms from Russia, also
adanced money to Nasser when
the Egyptian budget was low, and
just recently, while en route to
Washington, stopped off in Cairo
where he promised money to bal-
ance the Jordanian budget.
Today the King's own budget is
low, and he is asking more aid
from the U.S.A. This puts Mr.
Dulles in somewhat the position
of siphoning money from Ameri-

can taxpayers, indirectly, to pay
for Russian arms sent to Egypt.
The Crown Prince of Iraq, who
some day will rule his oil-rich
nation, was completely friendly to
the U.S.A. before he arrived. He
and his government have been
hoping that the United 'States
would join the Baghdad Pact of
which Britain is a member, to-
gether with Turkey and Pakistan.
The Prince sounded one note of
warning, however. He told Presi-
dent Eisenhower and John Foster
Dulles that Iraq, which has already
lined up with the West, expects
and deserves better treatment than
Saudi Arabia, which has openly
backed Col. Nasser.
COL. NASSER has served notice
on the United Nations that Egypt
will not put up a single penny for
clearing the Suez Canal. It was
Nasser who ordered the bridges.
barges, and derricks dumped into
the Canal, but he says the West
will have to pay for clearing it if
they want to use his waterway.
Result: Uncle Sam will probably
pick up most of the $40 million
tab. King Saud tried to persuade
Eisenhower that other Asian lead-
ers, including Nasser, should be
invited to the White House. He
thought it important for them to
receive personal assurances that
the United States has no designs
on the Near East.
King Saud ordered 60 air-condi-
tioned Cadillacs from Detroit. They
will have special interiors, bullet-
proof glass, and some will have
gun mounts.
(Copyright 1957 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)


Associated Press News Analyst
the British and French chiefs of state for
the first time since the big split over Suez, will
be facing some fundamental difficulties as well
as the specific problems under discussion.
He will be trying to make a new beginning
on a united approach to Middle Eastern prob-
lems with America's foremost allies, each of
whom has specific national interests not shared
by the United States and which do not fit into
Washington's general policy.
Indeed, the Washington administration has
Editorial Staff
Editorial Director City Editor
GAIL GOLDSTEIN ................Personnel Director
ERNEST THEODOSSIN ............Magazine Editor
JANE'T REARICK ... Associate Editorial Director
MARY ANN THOMAS..............Features Editor
DAVID GREY. ................ Sports Editor
RICHARD CRAMER........... Associate Sports Editor
STEPHEN HEILPERN.........Associate Sports Editor
VIRGINIA ROBERTSON......... ...Women's Editor
JANE FOWLER . . ....... Associate Women's Editor
ARLINE LEWIS..............Women's Feature Editor
JOHN HIRTZEL................ .Chief Photographer
Business Staff
DAVID SILVER. Business Manager
MILTON GOLDSTEIN Associate Business Manager
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made it clear that it feels there is greater
chance of success for its currently developing
Middle East program if Britain and France,
now under a deep cloud in the area, are not
directly involved in it.
THAT'S ONE REASON the President thought
it better to meet Macmillan and Mollet sep-
afately, to avoid the appearance of collusion on
anything that might look like a "colonial"
That's why Dulles said he wouldn't want
British and French soldiers beside him under
current circumstances, meaning 'Britain and
France were not desired as coguarantors of the
military assurances the United States is pre-
paring to offer.
The President, by going to meet Macmillan
on British soil, is demonstrating a desire to get
back on a give-and-take basis. But he will be
seeking assurances, above everything else, that
there will be no more secret unilateral actions,
such as the invasion of Egypt, which reflect on
the whole free world position.
It is quite probable that nothing in their
conduct of international affairs has so shocked
Eisenhower and Dulles as the efforts to blind
Washington in the preparation of that affair.
One of the problems to be resolved with
France is her continued alliance with Israel
in the United Nations following their collabo-
ration in the attack on Egypt. United States
policy is in support of Israel, also, but within
limits set by the danger of another military
flareup in the Middle East, and with the desire
fn- on n-nnharrla +tf1m-+ +her.

Laws Lag Behind Relative Morality

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first
of a two part series concerning sex
and obscenity laws in our society
and the machinery for enforcing
them. Public attention in this area
was recently excited when John
O'Hara's best selling novel "Ten
North Frederick" was removed from
the book shelves in Detroit. Part II
sue. Today's article reviews the free-
will concern itself with this local is-
dom to read.)
Daily Staff Writer
SOMEWHERE along the way of
man's emergence from the
caves of his state of nature he
acquired a reticence toward sex.
Paul Blanshard, in his well-done
book, "The Right to Read," argues
that, "Man, left to himself with-
out social discipline or formal law,
has no apparent antipathy to de-
scribing or using any of the acts
or words of sexual life."
Prudish shyness, judged by to-
day's standards, reached a peak,
it seems, just before the industrial
revolution. Man's sex morals now
seem to be heading downhill using
the biblical orthodoxy of our Ju-
deo-Christian heritage as a stan-
dard. Among others, Dr. Kinsey
provoked us to "talk about it,"
something considered the height
of vulgarity a century ago.
Motion pictures, the stage, and

like to live under the morality "of
the good ole days."
* * *
THIS SETS forth the argument
which puts defenders of the Chris-
tian orthodoxy and most sociolo-
gists at loggerheads-is morality
relative only to time and environ-
ment? The sociological school hes-
itates to label the "1957 morality"
depraved, arguing that it is merely
a by-product of the transition
from an agrarian to an industrial
Organized Christianity, of
course, argues that morality should
be as immutable as the word of
God in the Bible. This school,
manifested in pressure groups
from the major faiths, parent-
teacher associations, and the
American Legion, are having the
say in Detroit.
The battle of beliefs should be
seen in the environment where it
struggles-reading life in America.
Reading is big business. In 1953
publishers sold 250 million paper-
backs, 500 million hardbacks, 960
million comics, and 3 billion maga-
zines, plus the 55 million news-
papers sold every day.
The paper-back (Blanshard calls
it "the greatest literary innovation
of our time") is the most frequent
violator of sex and obscenity sta-
tutes. The top five sellers of these

THE COURTS of the United
States have been burdened with
reconciling the social philosophies
of the orthodox and relative
schools in interpreting existing
law. Two things can be said: The
Supreme Court has gone out of
its way to protect the freedom of
the press and in doing so "obscen-
ity" has received a cloudy defini-
The Court, in a Minnesota case,
found censorship prior to publi-
cation was illegal and further, in
the Schenck case, that the free-
dom was limited if a "clear and
present" danger loomed over the
Regarding obscenity particularly,
the Court ruled a book must be
read "as a whole" in judging its
literary worth.
As yet the Court has failed,
though, to draw the freedom to
read and print under the protec-
tive wing of the First or Four-
teenth Amendments as religious
freedoms and others are, thus as-
suring protection from Congres-
sional and state encroachment.
Court judge, Judge Learned Hand's
incisive definition of obscenity
probably is the best yet written
and most representative of the
Court's thought. He said,

THE CURRENT kiddies' program
at the Michigan Theatre fea-
tures an hour-and-a-half study of
20 or 30 different (but not too
different) ways to look abashed,
discouraged, beaten, helpless, dis-
turbed, defeated and generally up-
set. It's the story of "Drango".
It all begins in the post-Civil
War days in Georgia, "when the
hated Yankees again rode upon
their land," when out of the dusk
rides the great military governor,
Major Clint Drango, and his
faithful Yankee-captain sidekick.
Yankee law has come to the
Southern town of Kennesaw Pass
and the Rebs don't like it one bit.
There's a convenient crowd on
Main Street, and someone throws
a rock at Drango. Someone spits.
Someone else spits. Even the
children spit. There's a hound dog
running around, and if he knew
how, he would probably spit, too.
But Jeff Chandler -- that's
Drango -- knows just how to
react. He grimaces. The muscles
in his jaw and cheek begin flex-
ing. His eyes burn. He swallows.
His poor horse jumps a little when
the rock hits him, but Drango
remains stern. So much for the
** *
DRANGO and the faithful side-
kick ride on to the judge's house,
presumably to announce that he
has arrived, but, after all, the
rest of the characters have to be
introduced, and it just happens
that the judge's son is the bad
man who keeps Yankee hatred
alive in Kennesaw Pass.
The. son tells Drango, "If you
stay here, they (the townspeople)
will kill you." Drango reacts. His
eyebrows rise, then drop. He grits
his teeth. The muscles move. He
glances at his sidekick who glan-
ces back at him. The sidekick is
reacting, too.
Then Drango harbors a turn-
coat Reb, who has shot one of his
own people in self-defense, and
offers to give him a fair trial.
Naturally, everything goes wrong
and the poor turncoat is lynched
hv the judge's son. This gives

Student organizations planning to be
fictive during the second semester
must register in the office of Student
Affairs not later than March 2. Forms
for registration have been mailed to
the executive officer-of each organi-
zation registered for the first semester.
Additional forms may be secured in
the Office of Student Affairs, 1020
Administration Building. For proced-
ures and regulations relating to stu-
dent organizations, refer to UNIVER-
DISCIPLINE available in the Office of
Student Affairs,
Evaluation of Student Government
Council. The committee recently ap-
pointed by vice-President Lewis to re-
port to him an evaluation of Student
Government Council invites communi-
cations from informed and interested
individuals and organizations on the
functioning and structure of Student
Government Council under the plan
adopted two years ago. Please address
such communications without delay to
Prof. Lionel H. Laing, Chairman, Stu-
dent Government Council Evaluation
committee, at 301 Michigan Union.
Closed Social Events (for members
and invited guests only) sponsored by
student organizations must be regis-
tered in the Office of Student Affairs.
Application forms may be secured in
the Office of Student Affairs. Requests
for approval must be submitted to that
IS SCHEDULED. A list of approved so-
cial events will be published in the
Daily Official Bulletin on Thursday of
each week.
In planning social programs for the
semester, social chairmen are reminded
that the calendar is closed seven days
PRIOR to the beginning of final ex-
aminations. For the present semester,
examinations begin May 31.
Chamber Music Festival: The Quar-
tetto Italiano, composed of Paolo Bor-
clani and Elisa Pegreffi, violin; Piero
Faruli, viola; and Franco Rossi, cellist;
will perform in the three concerts of
the 17th annual Chamber Music Fes-
tival in Rackham Lecture Hall play-
ing all numbers from memory. Tickets
are on sale at the offices of the Uni-
versity Musical Society, Burton Me-
morial Tower and will also be on sale
in the lobby of the Rackham Build-
ing one hour preceding the beginning
of each performance.
Program of American Music Can-
celled. The program by the Alpha
Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, previous-
ly announced for wed., Feb. 13, in Aud.
A, Angell Hal, has been postponed un-
til Sun. evening, March 17.
Academic Notices
Mathematics Club: Tues., Feb. 12, at
8:00 p.m. in the West Conference Room,
Rackham Building. Dr. B. A. Galler will
speak on "Cross Section Theorem."
Instrumentation Engineering Semi-
nar: Research in the Fundamentals of
Automobile Stability and Control will
be presented by Joseph Bidwell and
Robert Kohr of the Engineering Me-
chanics Department, General Motors







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