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"Save Your Money-I'll Take Care of Everything"

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Vben Opinions Are Free
Truth Will Prevail"



'Bridge' A
Fair Trade
W HEN "TIME OF DESIRE" got the hook at the Campus Theater, Ann
Arbor moviegoers got the best of the deal.
Since "Time" now lies mordibund in the wings, a eulogy seems to
be in order. It is interesting to speculate on the genesis of this unusual
flick. A balance of power explanation seems to be the most plausible.
What with France stealing a march by flouting her Brigette Bardot all
over the world, it remained for the underprivileged nations to counter
this attack on their womanhood. Sweden took up the challenge, but
lacking quality, she offered quantity. "Put two nudes on the screen!"
The potential of this idea sent minds racing. But the race was too fleet

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.




What Can Be Done
About Housing Discrimination


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PROBLEM of discrimination in private
Ann Arbor housing for students is a tricky
one. Landlords and landladies are often very
set in their ways -'which often are to discrim-
inate against American minority groups or
foreign students - and are often in a position
where there are enough white Protestant
Americans to go around, leaving few rooms left.
for the others, especially Negroes and foreign
students. The difficulties these persons have in
finding housing - suggested by a recent Daily
article which found Ann Arbor's biggest land-
lady frankly admitting her exclusion policies--
are a disgrace to the city and to the country
being visited by so many of those who are
frequently frustrated in their attempts to seek
One possible solution is the passage of an
Ann Arbor law forbidding discrimination in
the renting of multiple dwellings above a cer-
tain number of units. Another is for the Uni-
versity itself to take some stand or exert some
pressure on landlords to attempt to modify the
practices of so many of them.
The frequent contention}of landlords that
other students would object to living near
members of minority groups is, we'would guess,
largely mythical. "Student objections" are
often first revealed to students by the land-
lords themselves, e.g. when some of them warn
against subletting to non-whites. And with 25
rooms or apartments for rent listed in a recent
issue of The Daily, economic pressure may be
on the side of those who would attempt to per-
suade landlords to open the doors of their
buildings -to all peoples: temporarily, at least,
it is just good business.-
The University could do a number of things.
The Regents or the President, for example,
could write letters or make a public statement
to recalcitrant landlords. The Dean's offices
could refuse to handle discriminatory housing
listings or the listings of those who had been
proven to discriminate, just as they ask com-
pliance. with other University moral and sani-
tary standards. Or the new housing service for
landlords and their tenants could be denied
those who practice discrimination, Just as it
now insists on compliance with other Univer-
sity housing standards by users of the new
lease agreements put out by the University.
T IS DIFFICULT for someone who has not
experienced arbitrary rejection by a land-
lord or landlady to describe or fully appreciate
the impact of such an incident or series of inci.
dents. The point can be better made, we sus-
pect, by the anonymous writer of a letter to
The Daily, whose experience is too common to

be labeled fictitious and too eloquent to be
substituted for by any argument of ours:
"I am a transfer student from Eastern Mich-
igan College. Before coming to Michigan, I
receivbd much information of which was most
complimentary to Michigan. These comments
commended Michigan for its job in furthering
liberal education in the classroom, and also
the practical application of this liberalism in
the daily life of Ann Arbor.
"However, in transferring from a fairly re-
actionary little school, I have been greatly,
disappointed in finding this.to be nothing more
than an idealistic misconception. I have found
Michigan to be liberal on the surface with a
burning desire to discriminate within. I think
this desire shows its ugly head quite readily
in the problem of housing.
"I am a student of the dark race and like
many other students, I am looking for living
quarters outside of the dormitory. In searching
for a place, my roommate and I have encount-'
ered landlord after landlord who were willing
to rent their rooms by phone, but upon the
arrival of my roommate and myself the rooms
are taken, or "only one of the fellows have
moved out." Is this overt discrimination the re-
sult of my fellow university students or is it
that of the Ann Arbor landlords?
"In personal association with the students
around campus of all origins, I have found
them most enlightening, considerate, and
friendly. However, according to these land-
lords (two out of three) tIey are not discrimi-
natory, but they are merely protecting the
interest of their occupants in not associating
them with the contaminated inferiors of the
lower class.
"I have stayed in the dormitory for two
years and I have not once hArd of any ra-
cial friction other than the usual heated mid-
night freshman discussions carried on solely
for the enlightenment of every freshman. If
the students can get along in the dormitory,
why can't they get along in private housing?
Then, are we to conclude that the landlords
are the cause of this housing discrimination.
"Yes, I definitely think they are! It is too
bad that our great university which takes the
lead in the fields of liberal education and its
application, is so deeply infected by housing
"This discrimination is instilling a scar that
will be forever remembered in the minds of
all the dark-skinned people of this university.
"A Contaminated Inferior".

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Representative Clarence
Brown of Ohio was joshing Speak-
er Sam Rayburn of Texas about
the $100,000 Texas oil dinner for
ex-Speaker Joe Martin.
"Everything would have been all
right if Jack Porter, one of the
rich oilmen down there, hadn't
written that letter praising him
for his support of the Natural Gas
Bill," said Br o wn. "Sam, it
wouldn't surprise me if you your-
self ghosted that letter to embar-
rass us Republicans."
Rayburn,, who has done much
for all the people but has a weak
spot for the gas bill, stared du-
biously at Brown for a moment,
then broke into a grin:
"You know, Clarence," he said,
it hurts my state pride to think
that the letter came from Texas."
IT TOOK the Polish Embassy
to let the nation's Capital know
about one of America's budding
young musicians - Sidney Harth,
Louisville, Ky., violinist.
At the Embassy the other even-
ing, Mrs. Alben Barkley, widow
of the late Vice-President, joined
a group of ambassadors and dis-
tinguished guests to listen to
young Harth, a member of the
Louisville Symphony, who went
to Poland last summer and man-
aged to place second in the annual
Polish violin competition.
Members of the Louisville Sym-
phony Orchestra had enough con-
fidence in Harth's ability to raise
the money to send him to Poland.
'here he had to compete against
some of the most noted young
musicians of England, France,
Germany, Italy, Russia, and the
Iron Curtain countries. It was a
people-to-people gesture which

iyb urn's Texas Pride

International Student Day

should be emulated in this coun-
As Harth played in the Polish
Embassy, the portrait of the late
Ignace Paderewski, first President
of the Polish Republic and one
of the most noted pianists of mod-
ern times, looked down from over
the piano.
Young Harth, finishing his con-
cert, caught a late plane for
Louisville to rehearse with his
orchestra. He was acclaimed in
Europe, Louisville, and Washing-
ton, but the musician managers'
"trust" in New York won't give
him a chance on the general con-
cert stage.
* * *
AT THE BIG bipartisan foreign
aid luncheon, Republican leaders
were jovial with the ex-President
whom they used to pillory and
who had castigated them politi-
cally only two days before. It was
a political scene you don't wit-
ness in many countries.
After Sen. Knowland of Calif-
ornia and Sen. Alex Wiley of Wis-
consin, Republicans, posed with
Harry Truman and ex-Secretary
of State Acheson, Wiley remarked
privately: "I've just had my pic-
ture taken with Acheson and Har-
ry Truman. I guess we might all
just as well go to Hell together."
Mr. Truman, speaking publicly
later, said: "I've just had my pic-
ture taken with Republican lead-
ers and Democratic leaders. If that
doesn't ruin them politically
they're bombproof!"
Merry-Go-Round - Last week
Sen. Gore of Tennessee bet $50
that Sen. Harry Byrd of Virginia
would run for the Senate despite
his earlier refusal. Gore won.
Reason for his bet was tremen-

dous big-business pressure on
Byrd to keep him on the Senate
Finance Committee, which helps
write the tax laws of the nation.
Business didn't want Bible-quot-
ing Sen. Bob Kerr of Oklahoma
to head up this key committee.
Some of the Floridians who fi-
nanced handsome Sen. George
Smathers in his doublecross race
against his old friend, ex-Sen.
Claude Pepper, are now ready to
put money on Pepper to run for
the Senate again.
Sen. Wayne Morse's resolution
for a full Senate probe of the reg-
ulatory agencies has been referred
to the, committee headed by Sen.
Magnuson of Washington, who,
two years ago was given $250,000
to investigate the FCC. "Maggie"
spent the money, but didn't find
even -one of the glaring Wandals
now hitting the headlines.
* * *
FOR YEARS the big network
execs have been bragging that
Congress would never investigate
them and the FCC. Magnuson, a
fine senator 99 per cent of the
time, has a weak spot re TV. He
owns part of a station in Seattle
and CBS was very quick to switch
to Maggie's station once it got a
TV license.
Dean Acheson, introducing
Harry Truman at the bipartisan
foreign aid dinner, said: "He an-
noys people whom we like to an-
noy." Introducing his wife, the
ex-Secretary of State said: "She
has borne more trouble than any-
one I know - my wife, Mrs. Dean
Acheson." (Before Acheson made
his famous "I will not turn my
back on Alger Hiss" statement, he
stayed up most of the night dis-
cussing with his wife whether he
should defend an old friend.)
(Copyright 1958 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

for American Morality and "Time"
got the axe.
Axe or no axe "Time" stands as
muted testimony to the American
moviegoer's tastes. He has always
liked his heroes and heroines to
be as ambiguous as a Rorschach
ink blot test in order that he might
fill the void with his own sup-
pressed desires. "Time" offered to
open new realms-realms gener-
ously censured in the movie code.
It is a void perhaps best left un-
** *
at the Campus need not suffer the
term "replacement." "The Last
Bridge" is an excellent movie.
While the moviegoer will not be
able to participate vicariously, he
will have a chance to use the other
end of his axial gradient.
Bridge is a different movie.
Made in Germany, it is in many
ways reminiscent of "All Quiet
On the Western Front." While
perhaps not in the class of this
great classic, "The Last Bridge,"
like its predecessor, views through
German eyes the inanities of war
and pleads for peace and brother-
The locale of the movie is in the
Yugoslavia of 1943. The partici-
pants are the German Army of
occupation and the communist
Partisans. The latter capture a
German female doctor to tend to
their own wounded. At first, the
doctor, played by Maria Schell,
proves to be a very reluctant pri-
soner. But as the movie progresses
she becomes increasingly aware
that her antagonists are also hu-
man beings. She undergoes a little
old-fashioned brainwashing and it
becomes more and more difficult
for her to reain completely loyal
to her homeland. The rest of the
movie is a study of how Miss
Schell handles her now conflicting
* * *
AS THE END of the movie ap-
proaches, it becomes increasingly
and obviously syhibolic, dips mo-
mentarily into the maudlin, re-
covers its posture and ends appro-
Winner of two Cannes Festival
Awards for "Best Actress" and
"Best Picture," this movie has all
the qualities of a first-rate pic-
ture. It is, first of all, a tight
drama which is acted with great
skill by most of the participants.
Miss Schell, in her award winning
role, deserves all of the plaudits
currently being accorded to her by
critics everywhere. Her perform-
ance has great range and sensi-
tivity. There are, in addition, some
good war scenes fought amidst
unusual scenery. The whole thing
is tied together with the elements
of humor, love and ample quanti-
ties of suspense.
All this and Magoo, too, make
the Campus Theater deserving of
longer lines than we saw outside
last night.
-Paul Mott
The American economy, fully
employed, can well support five
or ten billion more per year for
social and economic welfare, even
if adequate defense requires in-
creases in military outlays and
foreign aid.

The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of the Univer-
sity of Michigan for which the
Michigan Daily assumes no editori-
al responsibility. Notices should I)
sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to.
Room 3519 Administration Build-
ing, before 2 p.m. the day preceding
publication. Notices for Sunday
Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
General Notices
Late Permission: women students
who attended the Music and Speech
Department Opera at Lydia Mendels-
sohn Theatre on wed. night, Feb. 26,
had late permission until 11:15 p.m.
Hopwood Awards: Petitions to the
Hopwood Committee must be in the
Hopwood Room (1006 Angell Hall) by
Mon., March 3
University Lecture in Journalism. Ed-
gar Snow, author and foreign corre-
spondent will speak on "China and
Its Impact on the world" Mon., March
3. at 3:00 p.m. in the Rackham Am-
The University Department of Speedh
and the School of Music in cooperation
with the department of physical educa-
tion for womenrwill present verdi's
beautiful and great opera "A Masked
Ball" this week. The opera will be pre-
sented tonight at 8:00 p.m. in the Ly-
dia Mendelssohn Theater. Tickets -
$1.75, $1.40, $1.00.
Academic Notices
Dr. George D. Stoddard, Dean, School
of Education, New York University.
will meet with the Interdepartmental
Seminar on College Teaching on Mon.,
March 3, lecturing on "The Ability
and Peronality of the Learner." Le-
ture 4:00 p.m. Aud. C, Angell Hall and
Discussion: 7:30 p.m., Room 30, Michi-
gan Union. Meetings open to teaching
fello's and faculty of the Univer-
sity. This is the second meeting in a
series of four.
Placement Notices
Personnel Interviews:
Representatives from the following
will be at the Bureau of Appointments:
Mon., March 3
Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment
Company, Kalamazoo, Mich. Location of
work - Headquarters, Kalamazoo; Sub-
sidiaries: Sturgis, Mich.; Devon, Pa
Houston, Texas. Factories in Canada:
Espanola, Ont.; Hamilton Ont. Mon-
treal, Quebec. Men with degrees in Lib-
eral Arts or Business Adminstration
for Production and Sales Trainees.
Trainees work with supervisors until
they lecome familiar with operations
of a department. After orientation they
assume positions requiring lesser de-
gree of supervision. Advancements cor-
respond to increased activities.
Boy Scouts of America, Brunswick,
N.J. Location of work - Anywhere in
the U.S. Men with B.A., M.A., or Ph.D.
in Liberal Arts for District Scout Exec-
utive. The trainee attends the Nation
al Training School at Mendham , N..
for 45 days not for'lectures and class-
room pattern but working with projects
and dramatizations, patrol discussions,
and visual-audio presentations. After
this time the trainee is granted a com-
mission and placed in his first Council
American Cyanamid Co., New York,
N. Y.,-Men with MA or MS in any
field with an undergraduate degree in
chemistry for Sales, Production and
Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis,
Ind., Men with BA or MA in Econom-
ics, Natural Sciences or Mathematics
for Market Research, Statistics, or In-
dustrial Management.
Tuesday, March 4
Seventh U. S. Civil Service Region,
Detroit Mich., Men and i women with
any degree in liberal arts, chemistry,
physics, mathematics, business admin-
istration or anyone interested in Fed-
eral Government work.
*Equitable Life of Iowa, Detroit, Mih.
Men with BA in liberal arts or BBA for
Eli Lilly and Company-See Monday'
American Cyanamid Co., -- See Mon-
day's listing.
Wed., March 5
The Proctor & Gamble Co. ale

Dvsion, Cincinnati, O. en with B
or MA in liberal arts, BBA or MBA for
Sales and Sales Management.
The Rand Corporation, Santa Moni-
ca, Calif.-Men and women with BA or
MA in mathematics for work with large
hi-speed computers.
The Lincoln National Life Insur-
ance Company, Fort Wayne, Ind., Men
with BA or MA in liberal arts, BBA or
MBA or LLB for Production, Planning,
Actuarial, administration, agency audit,
claim, investment, policyholders serv-
ice underwriting or agency sales.
The Trane Company, LaCrosse, Wi.
Men with BA or MA in liberal arts with
a background in physics and mathe-
matics through trigonometry for sales.
For appointments, contact the Bu-
reau of Appointments, 3528 Admin.
Bldg., ext. 3371.
Representatives from the following
will be at the4Engineering School:
Tues., March 4
Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Com-
pany, all divisions, Milwaukee, Wise.-
Al degree levels in E.E., I.E., M.E., Met.,
and Nuclear. B.S. and M.S. in E. Mech.


F{URSDAY'S International Student Day
was great fun and all that, but cannot be
called a complete success unless its original
objectives are limited a little.
Attendance-wise, the day was all that could
be hoped for and more. Thirteen to fourteen,
hundred international students showed up,
from the University and from Kalamazoo Col-
lege, from General Motors Institute and Em-
manuel Missionary College.
The Lansing Civic Center really hummed,
with such eminent figures as Lieutenant Gov-
ernor Philip A. Hart, Speaker of the House
George Van Peursem and Lansing Mayor Ralph
Crego present in addition to the host, Gov. G.
Mennen Williams who shook everyone's hand
and looked, according to a Canadian student,
as though he were' running for president of
The food was excellent, though the buffet
portions grew smaller as the lines passed by.
The luncheon menu featured "Soo Locks Stew"
while "Fried Spartan Spring Chicken" and
"Motor State Fresh Asparagus" highlighted the
dinner. This theme was carried out by minia-
ture Oldsmobiles in bloom among the artificial
cherry blossoms.
A OLDSMOBILESwere much in evidence
elsewhere, as the assembly plant proved
more popular than the State Health Lab, the
Lansing State Journal, the MSU agricultural
school and the Legislature put together. In
fairness, however, it must be said rumors that
the MSU tour didn't let participants off the
bus cut down on attendance.
Between scheduled events, the students cir-
culated through the Civic Center, renewing ac-
quaintances with compatriots attending other
Michigan schools. Generally, they agreed, they
were having a wonderful time. But a few ad-
mitted the day might have fallen a little short
of what Mayor Crego called "strengthening
the tentacles" of world society.
Specifically, student speaker Bastiampillai
Emmanuel, University graduate engineering
student from Ceylon, asked this reporter if
any other Americans were participating. He
expressed the view that meeting other foreign
students and visiting the Oldsmobile plant was
worthwhile, but didn't really broaden contacts
between the foreign students and Americans.
Asked about this, Governor Williams said the
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Williams' declaration that "this second Inter-
national Student Day is so successful we hope
other governors will try them" seems some-
what premature.
Dean King
Not 'U' Calibre
IT SEEMS-Michigan State University's Dean
of Students Tom King didn't like what a
student said about the administration's action
overruling the Interfraternity Council and
putting Alpha Tau Omego on probation. Gor-
don Smith's letter to the Michigan State News
was carefully reasoned and free from defama-
tion and diatribe, but suggested that the over-
ruling of the IFC made a mockery of student
Smith was called into Dean King's office,
accused of libel, ordered to retract his state-
ment and warned that further misconduct
could lead to suspension or expulsion from the
University. When Smith's recantation did not
satisfy Dean King he fumed further, only
backing down after several days.
. At the next meeting of -the Michigan State
Publications Board, which has ultimate control
over the State News, King demanded that ac-
tion be taken in the case, and although none
was, the climate of threats seems to have had
some effect on the State News' vigor in ex-
ploring the implications of the ATO-Smith
incidents. The paper recently printed an ex-
tremely general editorial defending, freedom of
the press and a cartoon, run without comment
or explanation, showing Dean King chopping
at the paper's freedom. But it has yet to criti-
cize the overruling of the IFC, and the reaction
to Smith's letter by Dean King goes unmen-
tioned on its pages.;
THIS UNIVERSITY is fortuinate in that it
has, in Vice-President Lewis and Dean of
Men R ea, two administratorswho take a
liberal view of student rights. and do not at-
tempt to supress non-violent expression of stu-
dent opinion, choosing to work with the stu-
dents rather than against them. Michigan
State is unfortunate that Dean King. seems to
insist on ruling with so stern a hand and to
display such hostility to criticism that students
like Smith are afraid to discuss their experi-
ences publicly.
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British Painting in the Eighteenth Century


E ARLY Thursday evening, the
Toledo Museum of Art opened
its exhibit of representative 18th
Century British paintings. Sir
Harold Caccia, British ambassador
to the United States is reported to
have attended, although he ap-
parently disappeared about ten
minutes after the exhibit formally
began, along with the several mili-
tary bands. Only one gentleman in
the strange costume with the
white tie and tails was seen wan-
dering about after the opening
This exhibit has been much
publicized, especially in the Toledo
papers. Toledo is the only city in
this country to show this collec-
tion, for reasons which have never
been made clear.
is fairly comprehensive, including
paintings by most of the great
names of British art of the Cen-
tury: Gainsborough, Hogarth,
Reynolds, Raeburn, Ramsay, Wil-
son, and about two dozen more.
The exhibition is presented un-

However great the difficulties of
collecting, arranging, transporting,
labeling, and hanging this exhibit
may have been, and according to
the press releases they were enor-
mous, the fact remains that most
18th Century British paintings are
the pictures you rush past in a
museum to get at the interesting
things. There are several signifi-
cant exceptions to this blatant
generalization, which make the
show a required tour for inquisi-
tive people within easy driving

distance of Toledo. Somewhere'
among the crossword-puzzle land-
scapes and quaint impressions of
yokels lounging on the hillsides
are portraits by Reynolds and
Gainsborough, and several paint-
ings by William Hogarth, which
the indefinable substance which
makes great art timeless.
Hogarth is especially well re-
presented: the original engravings
for the series "A Rakes Progress"
are on display, along with "The
Beggar's Opera," one of his most

familiar satires, and the self-por-
trait "The Painter and his Pug."
Incidentally, although not part
of the exhibit, a nearby room filled
with contemporary British art is
mostly pretty grim, although
"Rocky Valley, North Wales" by
John Piper is a striking example
of bold use of color.
Students of this so-called art
will doubtless resent any advice
offered here, but the less well edu-
cated who find the time to take
in this exhibit are strongly urged
to look up when they pass ,Ho-
garth's "Study for a Masked Ball,"
"Tavern Scene," and the self por-
trait, the portraits of Gains-
borough's daughter and wife, Rey-
nold's "Lady Caroline Scott," and
Gainsborough's "Mountain Land-
scape with Sheep."
FOR IN THESE paintings, as
apparently in few others of the
period, the artists have managed
to do more than merely propagate
the contemporary cliche. These
few combine paint and image into
a subtle relationship which avoids


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