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AT LYDIA MENDELSSOHN:
Synge's 'Playboy"
A Study in Contrasts
' FE PLAYBOY of the Western World" is a poetic chronicle of Irish
life, which contrasts the vicious intensity of easily aroused emo-
tions to a light-hearted playfulness, humorously warm and intimate.
This dynamic vacillation of mood was quite capably displayed in the
speech department production of J.M. Synge's classic.
Working within a frame of extreme Irish provincialism, the char-
acters in Synge's folk drama glow with the varied facets of their in-
dividual personalities. The players achieved this strongly individual
Interpretation of their roles, creating the bluntly definitive character
that Synge's writing ;emandsAs a functioning unit, they interrelated
themselves by their cognizance of common background, Irish chauvin-

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

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21 1958

NIGHT EDITOR: LANE VANDERSLICE

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Union Plans for Bookstore
Should Be Encouraged'

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FACTIONS have greeted the news
aUnion is studying thex possibility
bookstore. Students are, of course,
the administration has no com-
he loc albook merchants are wor-
are naturally enthusiastic about
at may decrease the high cost of
.e tentative plans for the bookstore
iscount of about five per cent on
bove five dollars. In addition, since
uld be a branch of the Union, the
nt sales tax would be waived.
Its in a planned discount of eight
r purchases over five dollars-the
average text bgok.
is being planned under the rationale
education at the University con-
e main contributing parts-faculty,
lities, and texts-and the Univer-
s the first two of these at cost, why
t provide the third?
ducation, it is argued,'should be as
.ble to enable as many students as
afford it.
>sed store would serve this end in
)ne,. it would give a visible-eight
thereabouts-discount. In, addition,
if any, would be placed in a scholar-
it-in-aid fund.i Since a great many
iltution-owned bookstores make
would make a college education
larger number of needy students.
Y RESERVATION we once had
nig the store was the charge, by
ants and others, that, the store
a "illegal competitor." If the store,
d in, any way, by the Union or the
then this charge would likely be

to convert the present Union swimming pool
into an area suitable for book sales. The addi-
'tional $150,000 would be absorbed into the
tremendous stock necessary to set up operations.
The store would not use the Union's book-
keeping facilities, but would be charged for
them. Rent on the space would be paid to the
Union in the form and amount of depreciation.
Even janatorial services would be paid for by
the store.f
With all of these costs it will require a care-
ful and complete evaluation by the Union's
finance committee to determine the financial
feasibility of the store. But, even if the com-
mittee decides the store can be undertaken,
what then?
The University Regents can overrule and
impose their will upon the Union. They can
refuse to allow the bookstore to be instituted.
nE ADMINISTRATION as a whole has re-
fused to take any kind of stand, either pro
or con, on the concept of the store. Perhaps this
unwillingness to be quoted results from a desire
not to offend downtown merchants. We feel
that if the store operates under the above-
mentioned conditions it will be a service to the
students of the University and will not be "un-
fair" to local book merchants any more than
any other new store opening in town would be.
Several cases have ,been cited of students
who can afford the long drive to Detroit and
back and still come out ahead, financially, on
books purchased there. This indicates to us
that the stores in Ann Arbor are pricing books
out of line. The Union store would tend to
hold these prices in line.
But if, as is claimed by several merchants,
the local stores are operating on as low a
margin as two or three per cent, then it will
be financially impossible for the Union store to
offer a five per cent discount since they will
pay the same publishers' prices as other stores.
The University should take a stand on the
store. It should wholeheartedly support the
understaking. It is the responsibility of the.
University to foster the education it was estab-
lished to pirovide at as low a cost as is possible.
If a University organization can, through legi-
timate means, furnish a portion of this educa-
tion-textbooks-then this organization should
be encouraged to do so.

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WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND:
FCCes M&jor Overhau
By DREW PEARSON

ism, and general "folksy" inti-
macy.
T hesimple locale of a small
Irish. village, comapartively iso-
lated, is an excellent vehicle to
reveal the tightly woven existence
of a superstitious people, and their
reaction to a young stranger,
Christy Mahon, who comes among
them, claiming that he has mur-
dered his father. The peculiar
anomaly is that he is excitedly
admired for his courage, especially
by Pegeen Mike, the daughter of
Michael James, who owns the inn
where Christy stops in his flight
from the law.
CH ISTY, sensitively and
acutely portrayed by Norman.
Hartweg, is Synge's mouthpiece
for the majority of poetic expres-
sion. Both his physical and per-
sonality characterization of
Christy are delicately and pur-
posefully drawn, but possess suf-
ficient spontaneity to create the
poetically realistic portrayal, thta
is inherent in the drama. One
must qualify for the term of re-
alism, for it provides the play
with a base upon which to con-
struct the lyrical poetry of the
characters. The realism is .bal-
anced against the more esthetic
expression in the correct amount,,
preventing incongruity.
Some of the potential rendering
of poetry was destroyed by. dis-
solving it in the garble of Irish
dialect, which, when not success-
fully handled, as early in the first
act, causing slurring of lines.
Nancy Vinston's broad inter-
pretation of Pegeen Mike was in
excellent contrast to the more
minute characterization of Christy,
but she might have employed
greater variety in her emotional
reactions, refining the wider ap-
proach to more particulars of
personality.
HOWARD GREEN, as Michael
James, supplied the necessary
touch of assured bravado and ob-
viously burlesque comedy. His
drunk scene was competently hi-
larious.
Al Phillips successfully imbued
the weak-willed Shawn with the
exaggerated clown-sadness he so
richly deserved. Phillip's simper-
in gabout the stage added to the
riot value that the play possessed.
though the humor of the work
seems a bland to cover for under-
lying violence and sentimentality.
-Sandy Edelman
LE TTERS
to the
EDITOR

DAILY
OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
(Continued from Page 3)
March 21, 8 p.m. Rackham Amphithe-
ater. Howard T. Orville, chairman, Pres-
ident Eisenhower's Advisory Commit-
tee on Weather Control, will speak on
"Facts and Fiction About Weather
Modification. Public cordially invited.
University Lecture. "Animals and
Books" by Jean George, author and
illustrator. 4:15 p.m., Fri., March 21 in
Rackham Amphitheater.
University Lecture "Optical Activi-
ty Due to Intramolecular Overcrowd-
ing." Melvin' Newman, professor of
Chemistry, Ohio State University. Fri.,
March 21, 4:10 p.m. Rm. 1300 Chem
Bldg.

he bookstore could set up operations
without having to pay interest, or
obtain rent-free space, or lower its
hrough free services, then perhaps
be called "unfair."
e; the store will borrow the needed
the neighborhood of $200,000, and
rations on a business basis with a
ger and assistant manager, the con-
t this is "unfair" falls flatter than
Romance Languages Building.
quire between $50,000 and $75,000

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-tALPHLANGER

ERPRETING THE NEWS:
Toward European Unity

WASHINGTON-It looks as if
the White House missed a
great opportunity in filling the
shoes of ousted Richard Mack on
the Federal Communications Com-
mission. The man Ike appointed,
John Cross, is a likable;pedestrian
bureaucrat, an honest engineer,
but withqut special ability and
with no real concept of the im-'
portance of the FCC can play in
the American way of life.
However, he comes from Ar
kansas, home state of Congress-
man Oren Harris, now chairman
of the Legislative Oversight In-
vestigating Committee, and the
White House was so anxious to
please the man who was about to
cross - examine Sherman Adams,
Ike's brother-in-law, and others
close to the White House, that
Cross was rushed into the job.
* * *
THAT CROSS is completely
honest is indicated by his own
description of himself to the press
as "not smart." At least he's frank
enough to admit it.
Meanwhile, with Congress talk-
ing about making the FCC the
kind of agency it was intended to
be, here are some fairly simple
moves that could lift it out of the
slough of political favoritism:
1) Pick high calibre commission-
ers, not routine bureaucrats.
2) Appoint commissioners for
more than seven years, so they
won't have to go job hunting after
seven years among radio-TV ex-
ecutives. A commissioner now
thinks twice before he antagonizes
the networks, for fear he'll soon
be looking for a job from the net-
works.

3) Subject the broadcast indus-
try to public utility regulation that
would limit profits to be made
from a TV channel or radio sta-
tion. This would encourage more
public service programs.
4) Make it a 'criminal offense
for any outsider, including con-
gressmen, to talk to a commission-
er about the award of a license
under adjudication. Congressmen,
who are constantly harassed by
sconstituents to pressure FCC com-
missioners, would welcome this.
Gridiron Club skits were so
rough on the Eisenhower Adminis-
tration last week that Assistantw
President Sherman Adams, who
had accepted an invitation to see
a repeat show on Sunday after-.
noon when ladies are invited,
changed his mind about coming.
He'd had enough the night before.
* * */
ONE SKIT featured him tele-
phoning the FCC for TV channels
for favored Republicans to the
tune of the song:'
"Sugar in the mornin', sugar in
the evenin', Sugar at supper time,
FCC's our baby And ,TV ain't no
crime."
Secretary of Commerce Sinclair
Weeks, reportedly involved in the
award of Channel 5 in Boston to
the Herald-Traveler, looked glum.
Bob , Choate, publisher of the
Herald-Traveler, sat nearby. He
looked glummer.
Ezra Taft Benson is a very sin-
cere gentleman with a strange
choice of friends.
Hardly an hour after President
Eisenhower announced his un-
qualified support of Benson, the

embattled Secretary of Agriculture
telephoned Dr. Edward A. Rumely,
the often-investigated lobbyist for
right-wing causes.
"You have been foremost in up-
holding my work," Benson said, "so
I wanted you to be the first to hear
of this endorsement by the Presi-
dent.
Rumely was jailed as a German
agent during World War I and
now operates the Constitution and
Free Enterprise Foundation, which
uses congressional franks to flood
the country with propaganda and.
copies of Benson's book, "Farmers
at the Crossroads."
Secretary Benson followed up his'
phone call to Dr. Rumely with a
letter urging more financial sup-
port for "the fight to regain and
preserve freedom for American
Agriculture."
* * *
"THE FIGHT seems to be in-
tensified," wrote Benson. "There
is so much at stake that every
business firm in this country fI-
nancially able to do so should be
willing to provide a few thousand
dollars to help in this fight to re-
gain and preserve freedom for
American agriculture."
Rumely responded by ordering a
million copies of an article by Earl ,
Hughes, called "Let's Set the
Farmer Free." Rumely told his
contributors that he intended to
use the free mailing privileges of
Congressman Ralph Gwinn of New
York to circulate the million copies
at the expense of the taxpayers.
This would save his contributors
$30,000, figuring three cents for
each letter.
(Copyright 1958 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

By J. M., ROBERTS
Associated Press News Analyst
PERM ,"Eur'ope" takes on a new mean-
this week. In the famous old city of
urg the new European Economic As-
is holding its first meeting.
igh Strasbourg, for sixteen hundred
iarched the legions of the franks, the
ie Germans, the Romans-all the armies
)pe-=dragging their spears, catapults,
ickets of molten lead, their field guns,'
the famous and frequently rubbled
Ltons.
Wednesday the French, the Germans,
rtians, the Dutch, the Belgians, the
ourgers, met in Strasbourg for another
eir' head, elected president by acclama-
is Robert Schuman of France, who-
with Jean Monnet, Konrad Adenauer,
nri Spaak and a few 'others, the title
Europe."
ARE MET to determine policy for an
nization which carries the budding
that the armies shall march no more.
epresentatives to the Assembly are ap-
to be "Europeans," not nationalists.
preliminaries are completed, they are
I to be chosen by governments. They
preside over three organizations, called
unities," Economic, Atomic, and Coal
el, which was the pilot organization in
'ch toward European unity.
et included are the Council of Europe,
cal advisory body,- and the Western
,m Union, a military advisory body.
arious "Mr. Europes," however, envision
Editorial Staff
PETER ECKSTEIN. Editor
ELSMAN, JR. VERNON NABRGANG
torial Director City Editor
HANSON ........ ... Personnel Director
PRINS................ Magazine Editor
ERULDSEN .. Associate Editorial Director
I HANEY ................ Features Editor
8RLBERG .................Activities Editor
3AAD . . ««......<.... ....Sports Editor
ENNETT ........«. Assoei te Sports Editor
ILLYER ............. Associate Sports Editor
'BASER «.« «... «., .. 'Assoc. Activities Editor

the day, perhaps far in the future, when all will
be consolidated in a true federation.
The Europeans are aware that the common
market under the Economic ,Community--and
the ultimate free trade area with Britain in-
cluded for :which they are working-promises
to set up competition for American industry.
They expect the benefits to the free world of a
sound Europe to offset any trouble along this
line.
Paying tribute to the Marshall Plan and
political support from the United States, Walter
Hallstein, once a German prisoner ofi war in
the United States and now president of the
Economic Community, says:
"I have not the slightest indication that
American policy or even American public opin-
ion has been influenced in their very positive
attitude toward the unification of Europe; we
are very grateful for this fact and very hopeful
that the American attitude will remain the
same."

Campus Workshop on Relfgions, Sat.,
afternoon, March 22. 12:45 p.m. Regis-
tratin, Aud. A. Angell Bal; 115 p.m.
Presentations on Five Living ReligIons;
Buddhism-Dr. Richard Robinson, Ju-
daism - Rabbi Harry Essrig, Islam --
Dr. Khalil Ahmad Nasir, Hinduism -
Swami Nikhilanand, Christianity-ar.
Kenneth Kantzter. 3:05 p.m. -tl Informa
Tea, Michigan Union, 3:45-5:45 p.m. -
Discussion Sessions on the Five Re.
ligions, Michigan Union. Buddhism,
Room,3A; Judaism, Room 3G; Islam,
Room 3B; Hinduism, Room 3D; Chris-
anity - Protestantism, Room 3K; Gath-
olicism, Father Richard Center. 7415
p.m. Assembly, Union Ballroom ,7:30-
9:00. p.m. Small group Seminars on "Re-
ligion - A Guide to Better Human Re-
lationships?"
Participants in the workshop may
choose to attend any part of the pro-
gram if they cannot attend the entire
Workshop. Registration free of charge.
Auspices of the Council of Student Re-
ligious ,Organizations and the Office
of Religious Affairs.
Student Government Couneit, Sum-
mary of action taken at the meeting
of March 19, 1958..
Approved minutes of previous meet-
ing.
Recommended ten students selected
from junior honor students from whom
two will be name by President Hatch-
er to 'serve as student rpreentatve
on the Honors convocation Commitee
for next year.
Allocated 1957 Homecoming Funds:
to Campus workshop on Religion, $150;
balance toward 1959 JHop deficit.
Approved following motions:
Thati(a) the Human Relations Board
and other interested groups increase
awareness of the problems in di-
crimiaiations in off-campus ;housing
by meeting with landlords to discuss
their opinions and present the stu-
dents' point of view (b) interested
groups maintain cotact with the
Ann Arbor .Human Relations Com-
mission and the Human Relations
Board (c) complaints received by the
Human 'Relations Board be handled
In the following manner: dicrimi-
nation should be 'substantiated by
contacting the landlord or by use of
a test case. If the Board feels dis-
crimination exists the landlord° is
contacted personally by students, and
if the Board deems it advisable and
desirable, by lidluential citizens.
Other groups have used and should
continue to use a similar educational
That Student Government Council
send a resolution to the appropriate
University offices, e.g. Dean of Men,
Denand ofWmen, aculty ousing.
Union, and The Daly' requesting that,
landlords who practice discrinina-
tion in regard to race, religion, or
national origin, should not be able;
to advertise through University a-
cilities.
That Student Governmet Council
.adopt the following policy: "We are
aware that,there is not a surplus of
off-campus housing, that community
mores and questions of "city-univer-°
sity relations arereal and unsolved
problems in the area of discrimina-
tion on the basis of race, religion, or
national origin. We note with satis-
faction that' University officials are
taking some steps towards improving
other student housing standards. But
we feel that University officials must
exert real and greater leadership in.
this vital area, and that the Un-
versity has not yet fully accepted It
responsibilities. By the same token
student groups interested in this
problem area have done ittle towards
educating the community and its
landlords. The goal of eliminating
discrimination in student housing
must be pursued vigorousl' by both
the University Administration and
Student Government Council.
Further moved, that copies of this
policy statement be sent to'all mem-
bers of the_ Board of Regents.
Tabled for consideration next week
(March 28) a motion that SGC send a
resolution to the Ann Arbor City Coun-
Ci recommending that the consider
legal action prohibiting discrimination
according to race,. religion, or nationalk
origin in Ann Arbor housing.
Defeated a motion that SGC send a
resolution to the Board of Regents rec-
ommending that the Universityin
prove and expand Its existing regula-
tions governing off-campus housing
and incorporate a clause stating that
housing could not be registered by the
University if discrimination was prac-
ticed by the landlord.
Adopted a motion directing Execu-
tive Committee to seek counsel as to
the legality of city laws prohibiting
housing discrimination, and to notify
members of the Human Relations Coin-
mission and City Council of the intent
to consider' this question and Invite
them to express any feelings on the
matter which they may wish to have
considered either by eter or In person
at the March 28 meeting and request-.
ed the Human Relations Board to fr-'
thee cons1ider th.exeptions or mod-

CONCERNING SGC: t
Meeting Goes On and On,

Let a Thousand
Socialists Bloom.

THE UNIVERSITY and the city played the
part of prudence yesterday in not making
an incident in front of the Union.
When some socialist transplants from Wayne
County appeared in front of the Union - as
announced previously - to distribute copies of
"The Young Socialist" and to hold forth in
defense of their political-economic position, not
a visible hand was laid on them. They were
impressive as they argued, with considerable
preparation, their case; their opponents, those
who were willing to speak for capitalism, did
not appear as well prepared, and this raises a
point.
Because of the great fear in this country-
and most pitifully in its universities-of being
associated with anything which calls into ques-
tion the existing economic system, discussipn
of this important and currently tragic area has
been neglected, the result being that many
Americans are not well prepared to defend the
existing economic system, much less to reform
it.
Thus, we thought the visit of the socialists
was without clear and present danger. We
would even suggest that the Political Issues
Club invite them to campus that debate may

By JOHN WEICHER
Daily Staff Writer
STUDENT Government Council
went seven hours Wednesday,
with more than three of them
spent on the four motions and
one recommendation of the Hu-
man Relations Board.
In the year's record meeting,
Interfraternity Council President
Rob Trost and Panhellenic Asso-
ciation President Marilyn Houck
repeatedly made the points that
(1) motions against 'discriminat-
ing landlords would tend to cut
the number of apartments open
to students, and (2) SGC
shouldn't be trying to tell the
deans, the University, and even
the Regents what to do.
Each time, Union President Don
Young, Jean Scruggs.and Dan Be-
lin responded that (1) it wouldn't,
and (2) SGC was simply express-
ing student opinion on matters
with which it was concerned.
** *
EACH ARGUMENT had some
merit to it, but none needed reit-
eration after the third or fourth
time. This, however, did not stop
Trost OrMiss Houck at any time.
Nor were their opponents at all
hesitant about refuiting them on

Executive Vice-President Ron
Shorr ruled the amendment was
in order. Administrative Vice-
President Maynard Goldman ap-
pealed the decision to the Council
as a whole, and was upheld by a
nine to seven vote.
However, voting in favor of
Shorr's ruling (which surely would
have killed the motion) were Miss
Houck, Trost, and Getz, the most
vociferous opponents of the oth-
er discrimination motions, and,
ardent champions of non-inter-
ference in fraternity discrimina-
tion.
"You know why that amend-
ment was proposed," Treasurer
Scott Chrysler told The Daily just
after its defeat. "It would've made
sure the m o t i o n didn't go
through."
But the maneuvering turned
out to be unnecessary, as the mo-
tion was defeated anyway --- with
most of those who favored the
"rider" being opposed to the mo-
tion as a whole. SGC is develop-
ing a talent for parliamentary
haggling.
AS IMPORTANT as the final
outcome of Wednesday's motion

declarations of student opinion
can be a shock to groups who are
not aware that students are in-
terested in any given project.
However, SGC does have this
function and obligation, as pro-
vided in the Laing 'Plan; and it is
a function and obligation which
the Council should make more use
of. Student opinion can and
should be called to the attention
of the deans, the Regents, or any-
one else when some policy of in-
terest to students comes up.
SGC overlooks such opportuni-
ties frequently, and is often back-
ward about actually saying some-
thing when a matter is brought
before it. Student opinion may be
thrown in the wastebasket aspre-
sumptuous, when it is expressed,
of course - but it may also be
heeded.
SGC should consider the latter
possibility as at least as likely as
the former. - *
IF THE COUNCIL continues to
shirk this duty, it may wake up
one day, to discover it no longer
possesses any practical right to
express student opinion, though
the theory may still be valid. SGC
'can be a strong force in determin-

Protest *
To the Editor:
WAS APPALLED and saddened
to read last week about plans
to scrap the Michigan Union
swimming pool to make way for
a student bookstore. The latter
project, I realize, has broad stu-.
dent appeal whereas the swim-
ming pool, like nearly any other
single recreational facility of the.
Union, interests only a minority
(necessarily, or it would forever
be hopelessly overcrowded!)
But I would like to question
some of the published reasons
given.for the Union Board's seem-
ingly casual vote to end the most'
convenient facility for fast physi-
cal refreshment and exercise
available to men anywhere in
town..
We are told that the pool is los-
ing money. On what basis is it
losing money? Is it being com-
pared to the frankly commercial
parts of the Union such as the
cafeteria? How much money do
the reading and lounge rooms,".
bring in? Certainly there are and
should be facilities maintained
throughout the Union which are
not self-sustaining but exist for
the convenience of its members
who pay good money - largely
compulsorily, to be sure - for
membership. If these non-revenue
conveniences are to be withdrawn,
one by one, the natural question
arises: what good is Union mem-
bership?
Incidentally, if the Union real-
ly wants to bring in more money
from the pool, why doesn't the
management raise the rates? The
nominal 15 cent entry charge for
members has been in effect at
least as far back as 1944 when I
started using the* pool.
What about the statement that
Ann Arbor has plenty of other

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