Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue


Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

March 18, 1958 - Image 4

Resource type:
Michigan Daily, 1958-03-18

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

"If It Works Out, It'll Be A Nice Change"




i Opinions Are Free
ath Will Prevail"


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


DAY, MARCH 18, 1958 J


- 7-.-"

Sorority Rushing in Fall
Has Fewer Disadvantages.


ri'2 i

Color Trvelogue
THE STATE THEATRE, caught up in the travel jag that is sweep
the college campuses of America, is currently featuring two inc
tive films, "Love is a Many-Splendored Thing" and "Three Coins
the Fountain." Neither of these is new, but both serve their curre
purpose admirably.
"Love is a Many-Splendored Thing" features Jennifer Jones
the Eurasian doctor Han Suyin. The good lady is torn between dev
tion to her Chinese homeland (which is rapidly being overrun w
Communism) and her American war correspondent lover. (Actua



'HEN AN EXPERIMENT is run, perhaps
more important than the test itself is the
luation that follows. So it must be with the
sideration that women's deferred, or spring
hing, is to receive,
)eferred rush was not a novelty to the
iversity. But the fact that it was new to its
'ticipants made it an exieriment. In the
it to "test out" deferred rush this year, its
ponents offered two arguments-freshman
otional stability and freshman scholarships.
'erred rush they said, would allow freshmen
ds to adapt to new surroundings before they
re plunged into the hectic, time-consuming
i confusing experience of rushing. It would
o insure sororities of a pledge class that had,
de grades.
Sorority members, on the whole, didn't
itate to point out that deferred rush involves
acrifice on their part. They claimed that
physical and emotional health of their
up is at a lower point in February than in'
?tember, that throwing everything into rush-
-as one must if the endeavor is to become
cessful-after a few days vacation doesn't
duce the same fresh, enthusiastic attitude-
long summer break can give. But many
Rates could also remember back to the time
en they were rushing-and for the sake of
rushee, they gave the spring plan a weak,
affirmative nod..
Ve were. among _the enthusiastic backers of
idea. We held then and hold now, that if
orities, had to forego the certain amount
comfort for something that was beneficial
the srority system and the University as a
Ole, it was worthwhile.
ITT ON A POST-VIEWING of deferred rush-
ing, we must agree with, the National Pan-
lenic Conference that fall rushing has "few-
disadvantages" than the other method.
Ye will. admit that deferred rush on this-
npug did not get a chance to prove itself.
-ge quotas were unusual; zero-degree weather
two weeks was unusual; women weren't uesd,
he change.,We will also agree that it is only
r to give the new system one more chance.%
.we hope it will betie last-
ye cai not condemn deferred (rushing by
nting to specific incidents and showing the
rimental effect that have already had- on
University. Spring rushing is still too new.
twe should !waste no further time in calling
unhealthy and unfit to continue, and in
nting out certain of its unfavorable trends:
) Importance of sororities on campus. Un-
now, the University, unlike other large
ools, could boast that sororities played a
atively non-essential role on campus. A
nan rushed or she didn't. She was affiliated
she wasn't. It didn't matter much, or affect
social standing. However, spring rushing
i not heln but bring a continuous pieoccupa-

tion with some sororities. With four months
between the beginning of the school year and
the beginning of rush, the importance of be-
coming one of the "select few," is exaggerated.
We predict' that if spring rushing continues,
so will an undue and unmerited emphasis' on
the value of affiliated life.
2) Independent-Affiliate Contact. Perhaps
the hardest part of deferred rushing is mingling
of affiliates and independents in activities and
social situations, without the perpetual' con-
sciousness of each other as actives and rushees.
MORE; DEPLORABLE is the suspicion of
"dirty rushing" that delayed rushing must
engender. It is almost impossible to draw the
line pn what constitutes "rushing out of season"
or a mere casual encounter. It is obvious, how-
ever, that both sorority women and prospective
rushees are on their best behavior during the
pre-rush period. It is equally obvious that some
favorable or unfavorable impressions will be
made on the part; of each. And it must be
recognized that the whole situation can easily
lead to doubts and distrust among sororities,
that in an effort to outdo each other "dirty
rushing" may run rampant.
We can impose an honor code, but can we
reduce people to the rank of machines and
expect them to operata on a push-button sys-
tpm' when something as emotional as future
friends and roommates are concerned? The
realistic observer should say no.
3) Benefit to freshmen. In theory, deferred
rush is supposed to help the freshman adjust
to campus and the sorority systeim. In practice,
it doesn't seem to. Come February, the fresh-
man is (we hope), adjusted, but she has already
made close ties within her dormitory. Rushing
more often than not can not respect these
ties and both parties are unnecessarily hurt.
If a woman has set her heart on making a
sorority and she's going to be disappointed, the
disappointment is not lessened by deferred
rush. If anything, it is heightened, since the
rushee has had an extra four months to build
up her hopes. We must also realize that sorori-
ties pass by "good girls" just as easily in the
spring as in the fall, but fall gives them another
chance that year to rectify mistakes in closed
rushing and Spring Bid day.
Above all, we hope that the evaluation of
spring rush will not end with study committee
reports in April and May. We hope that each
and every person who is concerned with the
future of the University will consider it his
responsibility to "play detective." And we trust
that these observers and evaluators in and out
of the sorority system will be perceptive enough
to squelch spring rush and its evils before they
become so well-rooted they prove themselves
Activities Editor



'.. ,
a"" ""




although Mr. Holden is identified as
fies him as working for the United
Unfortunately, this Mr. Elliott
has an unsympathetic wife, and
Suyin has an employer who is
principled and upstanding sand
does not approve either of Eura-
sians or such carryings on.
The scenery is very handsome,
the film actually having been shot
in Hong-kong and environs. The
shots of the shopping districts are
quite exotic, as is the scene with
an old Chinese fortune teller.
The old man prophecies "many
children" for the couple; perhaps
ten or fifteen," at which point
Holden turns slightly gray. The
old man inquires with a puzzled
look "Too many?" and quickly re-
vises his estimate.
For all these niceties, however,
the film is decidedly on the soupy
side, even with its unhappy end-


an American, his armband





The Daily Official Bulletin is
official publication of the Uni
sity of Michigan for which
Michigan Daily assumes no
toial responsibility. Notices sho
be sent in TYPEWRITTEN form
Room 3519 Administration Bu
ing, before 2 p.m. the day preced
publication. Notices for Sun
Daily due at 2:00 pm. Friday.
General NoticG
Architecture and Design~ stu
who have incompletes incurred
the fall semester, must remove th

.1 4 ~ ri 4 - ' *."'-,
, r
d}Gilbert & Sullivan and Mumps..


I .
FOUR YEARS AGO the contral-
to's false eyelash came 'loose
during her solo number and
dropped down her neckline. Until
last week, that was about the big-
gest crisis ever to hit the Gilbert
and Sullivan Society during our
four-year tenure with the group.
But last Thursday morning began
a soul-shaking, bone-crushing
reign of terrdr that transformed
the good ship "H.M.S. Pinafore"
into a craft fully as ominous as
the ill-fated Titanic.
Let us go back to Wednesday
night, the night before the show
opened in the Lydia Mendelssohn
Theatre. As--the final dress re-
hearsal commenced, Miss Bonny
Glasgow, cast in the part of Little
Buttercup, said she felt a bit
funny. She left the rehearsal feel-
ing a bit lousy. The next morning
she phoned directors Dude Ste-
phenson and Bob Brandzel. "The
doctor says," she croaked hoarse-
ly, "I've got pneumonia." The doc-.
for was right.
AND.SO BEGAN the snowball-
ing chain of mayhem that threat-
ened to turn G&S into Health
Service. Directors Stephenson and
Brandzel were momentarily pan-
icked -G&S never uses under-
studies. Now, with opening night a
few hours away, there was no
Little Buttercup. "I knew it was
going too well," moaned Stephen-
son, little realizing the full signi-
ficance of his remark. Then some-
body got the idea to call Alice
Dutcher, a Graduate in Music
School, who had done past con-
tralto roles with the Society. "But
I don't know the part," she said
"We'll teach it to you," said the
directors. Soon Miss Dutcher, was
on the empty stage, walking
through her lines, poring over the
music, script in hand. One further
problem came up-due to her busy
academic schedule, Music School
was not terribly keen on her doing
the role. Stephenson and Brandzel

hurried over to the Dean's office.
After two hours of painful plead-
ing they rose up, dusted off their
knees, and heard the pronounce-,
ment. Miss Dutcher would be al-
lowed to play Buttercup that night
only; somebody else would have to
play it Friday and Saturday,
Meanwhile, she had learned her
last-minute music, typed up her
lines on little slips of paper, slip-
ped the paper into a wicker basket
and prepared to do the show. She
went on stage carrying the help-
ful basket and managed to give a
perfect performance. All breathed
the familiar sigh of relief.
After the show, another G&S
vet, Ann Olsen, was contacted.
She, too, had never sung Butter-
cup but she, too, was willing to
chance it. "Come in tomorrow
morning," Stephenson told her,
"and we'll-walk through the part.".
The directors went to bed early
and fell asleep as the sun came
up, their bedrooms littered with
discarded fingernail chewings.
* s *
That morning soprano lead
Lynn Tannel called Stephenson
bright and early. "Oh Dude . .,"
she cried, "Something, awful has
happened. I've got the mumps!"
After Stephenson's wife revived
him with smelling salts, Mrs. Tan-
nel explained that her son had
caught the mumps two weeks back
and after the opening she had been
struck with the pernicious disease.
Now we were out a soprano as well
as a contralto.
Somehow or other, they thought
of Margaret Whinery, the girl who
played the lead. in MUSKET'S
"Kiss Me, Kate." They phoned
her. "Can you do it,, the lead,
Josephine? Can You? Can You?
"But I don't know the part,"
protested Miss Whinery.
"We'll teach it to you," said
"You can carry a wicker bas-
ket," said Stephenson.
The entire cast was summoned
to the stage Friday afternoon to

help Misses Olson and- Whinery,
both armed with line-carrying
baskets, get through the parts.
While male members of the Soci-
ety nervously discussed the effects
of mumps, 'the girls bravely learn-
ed the music. A call to Health
Service concerning mumps inocu-
lation was hurriedly placed and
everyone went home to dinner.
Nobody had much appetite, how-
That night, ,Dude Stephenson
went before the packed house to.
announce the two new replace-
ments. "If any of you have ever
been in 'H.M.S. Pinafore'," he told
the audience, "please leave your
names at the door. We may be
needing you for tomorrow night."
Well, they did it and came
through with nary a hitch. Cast
and crew collapsed gratefully after
the show and the backs of Miss
Olson and Miss Whinery were sub-
ject to many happy poundings.
* a a
day, 'the- phone rang in Dude
Stephenson's house at eight.
"Hello?" he mumbled, somewhat
"Dude," came the plaintive
voice, "this is Margaret Whinery."
"Margaret! What! What??"
"Dude," 'she. said slowly, "I've
"What? What?" said he, clutch-
ing at his- pajama collar.
"Dude, I've got . . . well; I've,
simply got to have two tickets for
my parents tonight."
Stephenson picked himself up
off the floor. "You'll get them,"
he said. He stumbled back to bed
and fell into the deepest sleep any,
director has ever slept.
Next weekend, "Pinafore" plays
In' Wyandotte and Detroit. Cast
members can be recognized easily
-they're the ones walking around
with crossed fingers, vitamin pills
and rabbit's feet. Keep them away
from wood. They can't stop knock-
ing it.

THE companion feature, "Three
Coins in the Fountain," is the
story of three romantically in-
clined American girls in Rome,
each of whom is directly or indi-
rectly in search of a husband. The
three secretaries, two of whom
work for an American travel
agency, and the third, who works
for an author so secluded in his
habits that people think, him to
be dead, are convincingly played
by Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters
and the late Maggie McNamara.
Their three men are Rossano
Brazzi as the handsome, struggling
Italian law student,-Louis Jordan
as the "man about Italy" Prince,
and Clifton Webb as the novelist.
* * ..
OF THE two films, "Coins" has'
the better cast, story and scenery.
It is complete with espresso pots,
pidgin Italian and intimate cock-,
tail parties for 500 or so in one
of those quaint old Italian villas,
constructed of 100 per cent
marble. It is here in the Piazza\
San Pietro that the pigeons are
said to eat caviar.
The street scenes are very col-
orful and realistic, with washing
in the streets, Italian wolves
pinching at the first opportunity,
and a ride through Rome and out
the Appian Way in an old jeep
crowded with singing Italians.
Both films are in technicolor
and cinemascope, both are at least
four years old, and both have far
better plots than any Burton
'Holmes has to offer.
-Allegra Branson


A Graduate Student and

ruling'on the question of whether a teaching
fellow may run for Student COovernment Coun-
cil. The members are being polled by Assistant
Dean of Men John Bingley on this matter; their
decision should be announced soon.'
When it is announced it will have a con-
iderable effect on the current election since
here is one graduate student who is also a
eaching fellow in the race. If Joint Judic de-
aides teaching fellows may not run for SGC,
his graduate- student will probably not be
>ermitted to run, since it is ostensibly his
'case" which is being adjudged; Joint Judic is
not ruling on a matter of academic interest, it
s concerned with a specific instance.
But just why it is concerned at all is unclear.
The matter was posed to the members of Joint
Judic as a question of a teaching fellow running
'or Student Government. Just that-a teaching
'ellow. Not a graduate student who pays tuition
md is subject to the Dean of Men's Office, and
vho is a teaching fellow. Not a graduate stu-
lent who is a teaching fellow who may not even
>e teaching next year. Just a teaching fellow.

T THIS TIME last year, the same graduate
student who is a teaching fellow (and WAS
then teaching) ran for the Board in Control of
Student Publications, and was elected. No ques-
tion of eligibilitywas then raised. Yet the Regu-
lations Handbook includes, in its "non-exhaus-
tive" list of activities in which part-time stu-
dents may not participate, "student - faculty
committees." Why is this graduate student
(who then was teaching) permitted to serve as
a student member of the Board in Control of
Student Publications, but not on Student Gov-
ernment Council?
Further, why did Joint Judic not hold a
hearing? Perhaps scheduling two hearings in
one4 week is a 'drain on members' time, but the
question involves what is supposed to be the
most important student organization on cam-
pus. In any case, conducting a poll of the Joint
Judic members through the Dean of Men's
Office with the only "evidence" a memorandum
from that office, is manifestly unfair to the
candidate and to the members of Joint Judic
themselves. Yet this is what has been done.
The whole affair has been botched.

PHYSICIANS and surgeons are.
supposedly trained in accurate
measurements, but in Indianapo-
is hospital records, Dr. Fredric W.
Taylor found these descriptions of
excised tumors:
Egg, small egg, duck egg, goose
egg, -guinea egg, robin's egg,
pigeon egg, small pullet's egg,
banty egg; walnut, English wal-
nut, hulled walnut, hull of walnut,
pecan, acorn,' unhulled walnut;,
grain of corn, few grains of maize,
bean, navy bean, pea, lentil seed,
soup bean; orange, small orange,
lemon, small lemon, lime, grape-
fruit, half grape, melon;, dried
prune ,stuffed olive; dollar, dime,
nickel, quarter, half dollar, dollar
and a half; saucer, dinner plate;
pencil point, BB shot; third of a
baseball, football-sized mass, vol-
ley ball; fist, hand, thumb, child's.
fist, man's head, baby's head.

Wed., March 19,
Architecture and Design stud.
may not drop courses without ree
after 5:00 p.m. Wed., March 19.
Admission Test for Graduate 0t4
in Business: Candidates for this
are reminded that applictions metst
received by the Educational Test
Service at least two weeks prir
the test date, April 19. Applications o
general information bulletins on
test are available at the Inormat
Desk In Room 1590, School of
College Qualification Test. The a
lege Qualification Test for eleci
service purposes will be given on N
1. Applications for the 3-hour exam
be obtained at Local Board No. 8,
E. Liberty St, Room ?21, Ann An
until April 11. All pre-medical stude
and pre-dental students, as well
those who desire college defrmt
from the draft, should plan to take
exam. It will be given only once t
year and the deadline for appliati
is April 11.
The women of the University Fac
will be entertained at the "home
Mrs. Harlan Hatcher, Tues. eveni
Mar. 18, at 7:15.
Detroit Armenian Women's .-a
scholarship. A scholarship of$200
available to men and women of.
menian descent who reside in the gre
or Detroit area and who will have 6c
pleted one' year of college work
June. Applications are available at'
Scholarship Office, SA. Applcati
must be filed by Apr. 30.
Late permission: All women stude
who attended the Travelogue on Th
Mar. 13, had permission until 11:05 p
Mathematics Collquium: Tues,, i
18 at 4:10 in Room 3011 Angell H
Prof. G. Y. Rainich win speak
"Product integrals indifferentalg
metry and quantum theory.'R efre
ments at 3:45 in Room 3212, Angell H
University Lecture: Eric Pawley,
search secretary for the American
stitute of Architects, on. "Architet
and our Neglected Senses." Tues., >1
18, at 4:00 p.m. in Architecture Aud.
University Lectures in ournau
Charles Ferguson, senior editor
"Reader's Digest" will speak on "'
Ten Worst Mistakes the Average wi
Makes." Lecture in Rackham Amp
theatre at 3:00 p.m. on. Tue., Ma:
18. X
Linguistics Club Meeting Wed., Me
19 at 8:00 p.m. in R ckham Assem
Hall Speaker:; Prof. Peter Boyd-B0
man, Kalamazoo College, "The Spa
Language in America--A Fusion
University Lecture by Professor Pe
Boyd-Bowman, Kalamazoo College, '"
gional Origins of the- Early Span
Colonists of America. Wed., Mar.
4:15 p.m., Angell Hall Aud C'(L
ture under the joint auspices of -
Department of -Romance Langu
and the Program in Linguistics.)
University Lecture Series on Relig
and the State University. "eligi
Centers" by Dr. Glenn A. Olds, Direc'
United Religious Work, Cornell U
versity. 4:15 p.m., Tues., Mar. 8, A
A, Angell Hall. Auspices of the Off
of Religious Affairs and the L. S.
A. Faculty Committee on Studies
Informal Discussion with Dr. le
A. Olds, Director, nited leligi
Work, Cornel University, .onth""e w
ject of his afternoon lecture, "eligi
Centers," 8:00 p.m., Tues., Mar. .,, L
Hall Library. Sponsored by the Of:
of Religious Affairs.
"What Balance Between Science a
the Humanities in the Missile Er
will'be discussed by Prof. Robert W
(Adviser to the University Science
gineering Program) and Prof. Algo H
derson (former President- of Anti
College), at 'an open' ocilogy Und
graduate Forum in Aud B, Agell II
Wed., March 19, at 4:00 p.m. All u
dents and faculty are invited.
Chamber Music Program Postpor
The program of .chamber music
viously announced for Wed., March
in. Aud. A,' Angell Hall, has been pc
poned until Wed., April 14, 8:30 p.m
Concerto Concert with 'UIveor
Symphony Orchestra and student'
loists, previously announced for W
March 19, in. Hill Auditorium, has b
postponel until Pm., May 9 he
plete program will 'e announced 1a
.may x.

Ann Arbor Struggles to Maintain. Bus Service

The Soviets' Quid Pro Quo

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is the
last of three articles dealing with
the financial plight of the city motor
bus industry throughout the nation.
This final installment discusses Ann
Arbor's attempts at a solution to the
Daily staff Writer
,N FEBRUARY of 1957, Ann Ar-
bor, a city of approximately 40,-
000, was faced with a total loss
of intra-city bus transportation.
Great Lakes Greyhound Lines,,
Inc. which for severalyears had
supplied the community with
transit service, had declared that
they would cease their local op-
erations here as of March 5.

Associated Press News Analyst
S OVIET LEADERS .are acting as though they
had lost the propaganda battle over dis-
armament during the past two years, and are
trying to recoup.
The small nations and the neutral nations
still maintain their faith that the United Na-
tions offers the best road to peace yet devised.
When the Soviet Union deadlocked the Lon-
don disarmament conference held inder U.N.
auspices, and then announced her boycott of
further U.N. efforts, she canceled out a large
part of her years of effort to pose as peace

THE KREMLIN is offering to give 'the U.N.
sove'reignty over outer space if the United
States will dismantle her military bases abroad,
from which nuclear weapons now available or
now in production can retaliate against Com-
inunist aggression.
It is reminiscent of the 1921 naval agreement
under which the United States dismantled war-
ships while other nations tore up blueprints in
favor of more modern new ones.
The latest Soviet maneuver arouses fear in
Washington that the neutrals, will not under-
stand the inevitable refusal to negotiate over
such a proposal.
Such fear, however, underestimates the intel-
ligence of governments which can clearly se

to undertake a city-owned trans-
portation system.
Negotiating with Greyhound for
a last-ditch extension of- service
through April 6, the City Council
approved three measures for the
April 1 general election ballot
which asked for:
1) Permission for the city to ac-
quire, own and operate a public
transportation system;
2) A $150,000 bond issue for the
purpose of acquiring the equip-
ment necessary to such a system;
3) A one-fourth mill tax in-
crease to be used in defraying op-
erating expenses of the system.
BUT ONCE again their efforts
met with frustration. While a
slim majority of the voters ap-
proved the first proposal, the 60
per cent total legally required for
passage was not obtained. The
other two measures were rejected
ria ht Tn ffectM. mos t othe

Arbor City Attorney Jacob Fahrn-
er, the city hesitated to accept the
group's original proposals because
it had "wanted to test the senti-
ment of the people about under-
writing a bus program." Fahrner
further points out that the group,
did not have a great amount of
capital and if their undertaking
hadn't worked out, and the city
would have been forced to turn
to the voters anyway. "It would
have cost more to submit the is-
sue at a special election" than at
the up-coming regular spring
a* a
THA FINANCIAL status of the
Ann Arbor Transit Company was
not very encouraging. The 14 or-
ganizers each contributed ap-
proximately $200 apiece to the
operation and another $17,000 was
received from nearly 500 individu-
al stockholders. Twelve thousand

to set aside reserve for deprecia-
tion or dividends.
So the Attorney-General's de-
cision invalidating the Jackson
type lease -agreement came as a:
particularly crucial blow to this
city. As mentioned earlier, Mayor
Eldersveld, along, with other Ann
Arbor officials, began working,
with representatives of other cities
on an answer to the problem. Be-
ing a national organization, how-
ever, National City Lines, in Jack-
son and Kalamazoo could not
move as flexibly as Ann Arbor's
local operation toward granting
the increased city control that
was apparently necessary to satis-
fy the state's requirements.
FACED WITH an acute situa-
tion, Ann Arbor officials, after
conferring with Attorney-General
Adams, began working on a re-
vised lease with the Ann Arbor
Transit Company which would
-. e.e_ _._- w v_ . _.

* * *

THIS HAD NOT come as a com-
plete surprise to city officials.
Greyhound had been furnishing
service only on an emergency
basis since August of 1956. The
crux of the matter seemed to be

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan