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"What Is It We're Trying To Save?"

'Wild is the Windm-w
Top Talent, Iept Plot
11W ILD IS THE WIND" could easily be subtitled, "Down on the Farm
with Stanislavsky." Probably three of the screens most versatile
and volatile actors have been brought together for this picture. Academy
Award winner Anna Magnani (who is in the running again this year)
follows in the tradition of some great Italian actresses who specialized
in revealing great tenderness and soul-searching while overtly exhibiting
the more extreme emotions.
Anthony Quinn and Anthony Franciosa were schooled in the Stan-
islavsky techniques, which emphasize mood and depth through actor
identification with the role. It is important to mention the wealth of


Taking the Middle Path
And Avoiding Rum

'DGAR SNOW'S LECTURE yesterday dealt
specifically with the massive progress Com-
unist China has made in many fields, includ-
g industry, economics and education. He
ained Americans of the growing "impact" of
e Pieping government on world affairs. He
vocated recognition of Red China by the
nited States and hinted that the Nationalist
gime on Formosa (which is supported by
ashington) would ultimately fall.
By his remarks he also- prompted one to
nsider a peculiar crisis in American foreign
licy'-this nation has so snarled itself in
reign brambles that it cannot escape without
rious scratching. What is actually peculiar is
at the thorns, in most cases, are tiny nations
lose scanty populations and areas hardly
erit attention.
Formosa, of course, is the center of trouble
th which Mr. Snow was concerned. Pressure
,s been brought to bear on the United States
recognize the communist government on the
-inese mainland. The United States presently .
p'ports Chiang-Kai-Shek's small island of
rmosa, whose population of eight million is
significant when compared to the tremendous
mber-660 million-inhabiting China proper.
the United States recognizes the Reds, how-
er, Moscow and Peiping will have won a great
litical and psychological victory-not only
cause of the absorbing of Chiang's empire
it because of the prestige gained and, especi-
y, sinceofcial recognition would be accorded
e huge country by the United Nations. But if
nerica still refuses to recognize Mao-Tse-
mg and his cohorts at Peiping, Red China
11 flourishk anyway -- behind Capitol Hill'
ck. At the same time, a serious rift might
cut between the United States and its
iiopean allies, who recognize the Communists.
TILL ANOTHER tiny Far Eastern country
poses a dilemma for our statesmen-South
)rea. The Communists, of course, want the
ate, although U.S. troops are stationed there.
it if the Reds decide to-usurp the territory,
e United States must defend its good friend,
uth Korean President Syngman Rhee. If
ch a situation crystallized, this nation would
practically forced to fight. Although Chinese
ops began to withdraw from their threaten-
g positions in North Korea last week, this does
t signal an end to Rhee's peril.
A third problem is that of Israel. The dispute

between the tiny Jewish state and its surround-
ing Arab neighbors has been boiling for a
decade. Israel is a democratic nation relying
largely on America for its protection. While
acting as Israel's guardian, the United States
has also tried to maintain friendly relations
with the Arab states. Since they control both a
strategic area and most of the Western oil
supply. Under Gamel Abdel Nasser, however,
the Arabs have dedicated themselves to driving
out the despised Israelis. Thus, mainly because
of American intervention on the behalf of
Israel, the Arabs are suspicious, and often hate-
ful, towards America.
I N THE PAST FEW WEEKS disputes involving
the United States have sprung up in the
small countries of Indonesia and Algeria. In
Indonesia the revolutionary government on
Sumatra has asked Washington for military
aid in case the Jakarta government seeks
weapons from Russia for an invasion of rebel
territory. Meanwhile, Algerian rebels have asked
the United States to support their liberation
movement and rebuke France, one of our big-'
gest allies.
Clearly then, we see that the President and
the Secretary of State are faced by no less
than five serious situations involving tiny, criti-
cal territories. The United States cannot take
any action without fear of injuring one of its
own interests. Thus, we can see why many
foreigners accuse Americans of being too nega-
tive, cautious, and even "weak" in their
Ultimately, the question arises: should the
United States assume a strong, positive attitude
in foreign affairs as other nations have asked?
Perhaps this might best be answered with
another question-does the United States dare'
take a positive stand, with annihilation looming
as the consequence? The answer apparently is
no. It may well be that we are too deep in the
complexities of the issues for any real action to
be taken. We will have to continue down our
fence, keeping some of the people happy, avoid-
ing strict neutrality, seeking the opportunity to
leap off, and all the while remembering Machi-
avelli's fateful words:
"Irresolute princes, in order to avoid present
dangers, usually take the middle path, and,
more often than not are ruined."

Webern Highlights Quartet Concert

LAST NIGHT in Rackham Lec-
ture Hall, the Stanley Quartet
presented the first of their two
'spring concerts, performing works
by Haydn,rWebern, and Brahms.
Opening with the Haydn Quar-
tet in E-flat major, Op. 33, No. 2,
the quartet played the lyrical Al-
legro first movement with quiet
precision. This was followed by a
lively Scherzo in minuet and trio
form. The, Largo third movement
opened with a thematic statement
for viola and cello duet, followed
by a restatement 'for the two vio-
The structural alternation of
tutti passages with solo and ac-
companiment displayed Robert
Courte's ' dry, smooth, vin blanc
viola quality in pleasant contrast
to the fuller, port-like tone of Oli-
ver Edel's cello playing.
The last movement was a very
bouncy, busy, and' entertaining
* * *
THE WEBERN Five Movements
for String Quartet, Op. 5, was the
surprise of the evening. This is
one of the composer's earlier
works and shows only the faintest
suspicion of the twelve-tone tech-
nique which marks Webern's later
The opening bars, with much
plucking and scraping, were not,
fortunately, an omen of things
to come. The movement turned
out to be interestingly ethereal,
with high, light, shimmering
strings, and was performed with-

out the usual squeaks that such
works are prone to.
The second and third move-
movements were very short, the
second characterized by a mys-
terious, mournful mood which
was at the same time lyrical, quiet
and restful while the third move-
ment was furious and mercifully
The last two movements were
similar in tone, consisting gener-
ally of quiet snatches of melody
played with little movement of
the bow on muted strings. Inter-
estingly, seldom were all four
members occupied at the same
time. The last movement was
quiet and subtle throughout, and
reminded me strongly of the
swamp, complete with quiet bull
frog pluckings and slithering
water snakes.
Lest this last be thought a dis-
paraging remark, let me hasten to
say that it is not. It is very pleas-
ant music, if in a quiet, restless
and unsettling way.
* * *
THE SECOND half of the pro-
gram was devoted to the Brahms
Quartet in B-flat major, op. 67.
This quartet was written at ap-
proximately the same time as
some of Brahms' more beautiful
but lesser known songs, and con-
tains much of the same kind of
melodic material.
The opening movement, while
marked Vivace, was played some-
what slower than marked, more of
an Andante cantabile. The inner
section was marked by the long

lyrical line, that is the Brahms
trademark. The effectiveness of
the contrasting sections was con-
siderably hampered by the stodgi-
ness of the Vivace.
The melody in the Andante was
long, lovely and typically Brahms
as it passed smoothly and unob-
trusively from one member of the
quartet to another. For those of
us who like their music haunting
and emotionally overpowering, the
Brahms second movements are
the embodiment of beautiful mu-
The Agitato third movement
suffered from the same lack of
contrast in tempo as did the first,
and lost a corresponding amount
of impact. The playing of this
movement was marked by the
same restrained group and indi-
vidual playing as was the Webern,
a feat which is nothing short of
remarkable in this 'monument of
* * * -
THE CONCERT was not wholly
free from imperfection, but we are
so accustomed, to our hi-fi sets
with their clean and unmarred
surfaces that we are spoiled for
fresh interpretations via the live
performances, where there is no
engineer standing by with his
splicer ready to eradicate the in-
evitable wrong note. We some-
times forget that music was cre-
ated to be continuously re-created,
not to be preserved solely by
means of the antiseptic and
sterile platter.
-Allegra Branson

acting ability brought together for
this picture becauseit is wasted on
an inept plot which is quite remi-
niscent of "They Knew What They
The plot revolves around Gino
(Anthony Quinn), a successful but
oafish sheep rancher. After the
death of his first wife, Gino sends
for his sister-in-law in Italy (Anna
Magnani) and promptly marries
He combines his brutishness with
masculine simplemindedness
(where women are concerned) and,
the bad habit of calling his second
wife by his first wife's name.
Such sterling qualities make for
a stormy marital course. In short
order Gino's adopted son (Anthony,
Franciosa), who is gifted with
greater sensitivity to the ways of
women, finds that he cannot keep
his hands off his stepfather's wife.
s * C
THE PLOT stumbles on from
here to its preordained conclusion
and proves only that motion pic-
ture producers now believe that
"infidelity is a lesser sin than
While the story may not be
ample for this trio's capabilities, it
has those tender and sentimental
moments which followers of the
original "Lassie" movie will en-
joy. At times, fortunately,. the
principles rise above the plot and
briefly produce some very moving
scenes. Some of the best of these
scenes occur when Miss Magnani
is turned loose to give fuller vent
to her considerable rage.
Anthony Quinn is never nearly
so lucky. After twenty years in
Hollywood, Mr. Quinn went to
Italy to be discovered as a truly
fine actor in the memorable "La
Strada." In that picture, he com-
bined brutishness with consider-
able depth. In this picture, we find
him long on the former with
precious little of the latter.
He plays his best scene with his
back to the camera, and does a
good job of it at that.
been nominated for an Academy
Award, too, for his part in this
piece. While he fares much better
than Quinn in\ the wealth of his
lines, it is difficult to imagine that
this is the best leading role of
the year. If it is, it is a sad testi-
mony to the quality of acting for
the year.
It is possible that the powers-
that-be in Hollywood hoped to
capture some of the magic of the_
current crop of Italian films by
importing some of their biggest
stars, but, as usual, they failed to
carry it off.
But then Hollywood has never
been any more famous for the
proper use of its talent than
Benny has been for the proper use
of football players.
-Paul Mott


The Investigating Committees

HE ELECTION bug has sunk its fangs deep
into the Congress and once more, in a cyclic
burst of energy, the baying of committees hot
n pursuit of something-or-other in the good
ld "public interest" echoes from the hills sur-
ounding Washingtor.
Pickings for the committees have - un-
'ortunately for senators and representatives
1p for re-election - only been fair this year.
In fact, the situation right now appears al-
nost desperate: the Kohler strike investigi-
ion, probably the third "hottest" inquest of
he year, -deals with a situation which has ex-
st'ed for four years and which has gradually
deteriorated from an active battle - worthy of
nvestigation - into a sort-of joint blockade.
The UAW now tells people not to buy Kohler
>lumbing fixtures while the Kohler Co. - de-
spite arbitrators' recommendations - con-
nues to do business with non-union workers,
tuning out -a slightly reduced volume.
BVIOUSLY the situation warranted a Con-
gressional inquiry when it first developed,
when Kohler was forming squads of riot po-
ice out of its company-owned town's police
orce to intimidate strike-threatening workers.
Vow, all that is left for "investigators" is to
ick up the crumbs of battle and attempt to
ustify or attack either the company or the
Fortunately, even with a four-years-too-late
fnd watery investigation, true stupidity on the
>arts of some senators is not too hard to spot,
kttempting to justify Kohler's not-so-subtle
naneuver of establishing a Humane Society
>ranch In the company town to legalize pos-
ession of tear gas and sub-machine guns and
ompany possession of a small arsenal of other
veapons, Senator Karl Mundt (R-S.D.) said
Editorial Staff
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RUCE BAILEY ................Chief Photographer
Business Staff

Saturday "the most eloquent testimony" about
the weapons was that none of them were used.
He praised "self-restraint" of both the com-
pany and the union.
Presumably, if Kohler had used a machine
gun in other than "humane" work, Senator
Mundt would have spoken out fearlessly
against poor taste and lack of "restraint."
Strange to say, Mundt is not up for election in
1958 and the wisdom he has spouted will go for
Mundt's position is enviable, however, com-
pared to that of his Republican colleague, Sen-
ator William Knowland of California. Know-
land, seeking his state's governorship this year,
was recently reduced to demanding an inves-
tigation of how Walter Reuther was able to
use the Senate caucus room for a press con-
ference. Sad to say, even= before a committee
could be formed, Joe Willis, superintendent of
the Senate Press Gallery, said the conference
was moved from the Senate Office Building
press room to the caucus room to "accommo-
date the press."
IF THE KOHLER investigation has proved
"dull and not important" as Michigan Sena-
tor Patrick McNamara described it, and if
other minor investigations have not attracted
much publicity, the situation has not been
exactly rosy with members of this year's "top
two" committees either.
The investigation of United States missile
unpreparedness and our scientific lag behind
Russia has stalled amidst a lack of always-
vital publicity. What seemed a good thing to
Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon Johnson
several months ago now must look less prom-
ising as public opinion quiets. Possibly; the
Army launching of an American Sputnik
helped to calm the public furor, and conse-
quently, reduced committee publicity.
Even the long popular Federal Communica-
tions Commission investigation seems to be go-
ing the way of this year's other inquiries. The
committee, in this case performing a public
service, has succeeded. in wringing just about
the last drop of blood out of Commissioner
Richard Mack. When they finish with him, as
they must in a few days, chances of unearth-
ing as good a "customer" appear slim.
In face of the outstanding lack of continu-
ing success for investigating committees, per-
.haps Congressmen seeking publicity for 1958
elections would be well advised to give up the
committees and attempt to make publicity by
wise legislation. But then, that's what they
were elected for.

The Daily Official Bulletin i an
official publication of the Univer-
sity of Michigan for which the
Michigan Daily assumes no edi-
torial responsibility. Notices should
be 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
President and Mrs. Hatcher will hold
open house for students at their home,
Wed., March 5, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Students who expect to receive ed-
cation and traning allowance under
Public Law .50 (Korea G.I. Bill) or
Public Law 634 (Orphans' Bill) must
fill in Monthly Certification for the
Veterans Administration in the Office
of Veterans' Affairs, 555 Admin. Bldg.,
between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. by
Thurs., March. 6.
Late permission: Al women student
who attended the Sen. Paul Douglas
lecture on March 3 had late permission
until 10:50 pa.
In cooperation with the local banks,
the University provides a payroll check
depositing service for all permanent
employees. Those employees who wish
to use this convenient method of de-
positing their checks may do so by
stopping at the Payroll Office, Room
3058 Admin. Bldg., to complete the
authorization form. Informationre
garding this service may be obtained by
calling ext. 2276.
School of Business Administration:
Students from other Schools and Col-
leges intending to apply for admission
for the summer session or fall semester
should secure application forms in
Room 150, School of Bus. Admin. Appli-
cations should be completed as soon,
as possible.
Scholarships, College of Literature
Science, and the Arts:
Applications for scholarships for the
academic year 1958-59 are now available
in Room 1220 Angell,¢ Hall. All applica-'
tionsmust be returned to that office
by March 14, 1958. Applicants must
have had at least one semester of rest.
dence in this College.
The Queen's University, Belfast, Ire.
land,ragain offers through a recipro-
cal arrangement with the University
of Michigan an exchange scholarship
for a graduate from the University of
Michigan. The scholarship will provide
fees, board and lodging for the next
academic year, but not travel. How-
ever, application for a Fulbright travel
grant may be made. Economics, Geog-
raphy, Mathematics, Medieval History,
Philosophy, Political Science, and Ro-
mance Languages are suggested as es-
pecially appropriate fields of study.
Further information is available at the
Office of the Graduate School, and ap-
plications should be filed with the
Graduate School by March 14, 1958.
Fellowship Applications are now
available for the Margaret Kraus Rams
dell Award. This fellowship is used to
assist students who are graduates of
the University of Michigan in pursu-
ing graduate studies in this country or
abroad in religious education or in pre-
paration for the Christian ministry.
Both men and women may apply for
the fellowship. Applications should be
made to the Dean of the Graduate
School on forms obtainable from the
Graduate School. The deadline is
March 14, 1958.
Delta Delta Delta General Fud
Scholarship Eligibility: any woman lof.
better than average acadepiic standing;
evidence of participation' in activities;
evidence of genuine need. Apply to Of-
fice of the Dean of Women, March 5
through 10.
Agenda, tudent Government Coun-
cil, March , 1958.
Minutes of previous meeting.
Officer reports: President- Joint Ju-
diciary' Council: Exec. Vice-President,
Appointments, J-Hop Interviewing,
Counseling Study, Evaluation Commit-
tees, Election supplement - question-.
naire, .Year-end report; Admin. Vice-
Pres: Student Activities Scholarship
Board, Leadership Conference; Trea-
Regulations Book.
International Center Study 'Commit-
Elections Committee.
Standing Committees: National and
International, Report on discussion of
international student problems; Pub-
lic Relations - Regents dinner; Educa-'
tion and Social welfare; Student Acti-
vities Committee.
Old Business.
New Business.
Constituents time,

Films: Walt Disney's "Beaver Valley"
and "Seal Island," Wed., March 5, 7:15
p.m., EastrQuad dining room No. 4,
South Entrance. Public invited.-
University Choir Concert, 8:30 Wed-
nesday. March 12, in Hill Auditorium,
instead of Friday, March 14, as incor-
rectly isted on student recital of Janu-
ary 12.
Chamber Music Program Postponed.
The program of chamber music pre-
viously announced for Wednesday,


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Dorm Integration Supported; Coach Defended

Preparation ..
To the Editor:
CONCERNING dormitory inte-
gration, Editor Eckstein's com-
ments (Daily, Sunday, Feb. 23)
although useful, failed to touch
an important point. Even if the
present survey of dorm placement
policies turns up no cases of un-
fair practices, I believe that the
basic approach to incoming stu-
dents needs to be revised.
The housing application for
freshmen students makes no posi-
tive reference at all to the practice
or the desirability of integrated
living. Instead, all the emphasis in
on honoring exceptions to the idea,
as this excerpt indicates: "Some
like to have roommates who are
like themselves in personality
traits, in religious faith, in voca-
tional interests, in race, in age, or
in country of birth . . . If you or
your parents have any such pre-
ferences, they will be respected in
the Residence Halls, in so far as
Now since no endorsement of
integrated housing is made, one
may assume that more incoming
students state a preference than if
the university took a positive stand
on the issue. I am not saying that
all freshmen should be assigned
rooms at random, but I would like
to see this done for all but those
who strongly object to such a

meet unexpected contingencies in
any of his several roles, he will
need a capacity for adaptation,
an ability to find his way in un-
practiced situations."
Ours certainly is a changing
society, with more equal rights
being continually given to minority
racial and religious groups. Many
of us will of necessity or choice be
working with these people, and I
would guess that we largely lack
the skill andunderstanding to
meet these "unpracticed situa-
If the University's aim is to
help us meet these demands, then
these stated objectives must apply
not just to classroom situations,
but also to dorm life where friend-
ships are made and understanding
I do not wish to say that there
is nbt some of this opportunity at
present in the dorms. I have seen
it. But a positive policy statement
which is well-enforced will add
conviction to the University's aims,
and better help to prepare stu-
dents for the responsibility of to-
-Oliver Moles, Grad.
Defense . .
To the Editor:
RECENTY The Michigan Daily
published an editorial and a
letter criticizing Bill Perigo, head

ball is second to none. He knows
and loves the game. He coaches
with vigor and understanding of
his athletes and the sport. His
colleagues and opposing 'coaches
have the highest regard for his
capabilities and integrity.
It seems a shame that students
of what I feel is a great University
must condemn a coach without
knowing him, and without observ-
ing and understanding the way he
works for the good of the team
and the University.
-Don McEwen, Grad.
Warped . ,
To the Editor:
I'D LIKE to address this letter to
the person, or persons, at the
moment unknown, who painted a
swastika on the front of the Ro-
mance Language Building this
weekend and have stamped various
posters relating to Jewish affairs
or Jewish University speakers with
this same symbol of the Nazi
I- don't know why you've been
acting as you have, but you're sick.
I sincerely urge you to get help
before it's too late, before your
soul becomes so twisted and warp-
ed with hatred that no amount
of psychiatric guidance can ease
the torment that possesses you.'
For two thousand years we have
been persecuted. Hitler, your hero,
destroyed six million of us. vet we

Our enemies only unite us, and
united we can never be destroyed,
for as long as one of us lives, we
'all live.
If you are a University student,
you have apparently not benefited
from your education and have not
learned that your hatred stems
from your own inadequacies, your,
own insecurity, your own lack of
--William Spodak, '59
Student Zionist Organization
Incident . .
To the Editor:
N SUNDAY, March 2, at 1 a.m.,
my wife and I were walking
out of the Michigan Union after-
visiting our parent who was a
guest in the Union guest suite.
While we short-cut the open hall
diagonally toward the front door,
a janitor came over and prohibited
us from sitting there.
When he was politely told that
we obviously were by-passing
there, he demanded that it was
against the rules to walk through
the space during his cleaning per-
iod (which had not begun at the
time). He then shrewdly dragged
his mop right in front of us and
shouted the words, "Get the Hell
out of here, you hear!"
As we failed to reason with him,
we find it necessary to approach
the issue through more intelligent




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