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'HURSDAY, MAY 1, 1958



,Tong Hot Summer
Successful Sizzle
The decadent South has risen again, to new heights of sweat soaked
emotion, but in a more articulate manner than some of its sensual
predecessors. William Faulkner's story, the chronicle of a wealthy
Mississippi family that dominates its small town, is powerfully trans-
mitted to the screen.
The plot is a taut suspension of characters in continuous struggle,
each family member fighting for different values. The father, Will
Varner, is an overbearing patriarch who manipulates human beings
and business transactions with equanimity. His compelling personality
has forced his daughter, Clara, twenty-three and unmarried (we know
what this means in the South), and his older son, Jody, into dependent
positions. But the dependence is qualified by the fact that Clara is a
fighter, and Jody, a parasite, who lives with his skittish young wife in
the family home and runs the store for Papa.
Varner wants to marry school teacher Clara off at any price,
including, selling her to a young oportunist, Ben Quick, who despite his
shadowy past, has maneuvered his way into the family circle. Both
Varner and Quick are unscrupulous, but Clara, sensitive and intelligent,
will not be sold in order to perpetuate the Varner line, which is all that
Papa really desires. The story reaches its rather involved climax when
Ben moves into the mansion, usurping Jody's role as the son; Jody sets

Soviet Economic Progress
Offers Firm Challenge

WHILE United States economists glumly pre-
diet no end to the recession in the near fu-
ture and the United Nations Security Council
debates the Arctic military inspection, the So-
viet Union is challenging America on a new
front - and winning.
Soviet economic progress poses a danger po-
tentially stronger than nuclear arms and in-
tercontinental ballistic missiles.
Allen W. Dulles, Director of the Central In-
telligence Agency, has warned that the rate
of Soviet economic growth now is roughly twice
as great as that of the United States. But his
statement went for the most part unheeded.
Americans seem more concerned about their
own economic stability td be concerned with
Russia's advancements in this field. United
States businessmen are more concerned with
finding a receptive American market for their
products than with Russia's subtle attempts
to gain a foothold in the Western Europe trade
DUILES cited several alarming facts to sub-
stantiate his concern about the Russians'
economic growth. The Communists could ex-
port about 2,000,000 barrels of crude oil per
day. The USSR has developed an attractive
package credit to stimulate economic trade-
long term loans. These loans are generally for
twelve years at 2.5 per cent interest rates with
repayment in surplus commodities and room
for bargaining on prices.;
The Kremlin is using Russias rapidly in-
creasing and stable economy as a powerful
trade and propaganda tool. If the Soviets
could gain a sufficient foothold in the trade .
markets of Western Europe, countries badly
in need of raw materials could easily become
dependent on the Reds for their industrial
necessities. While this may not be true yet,
Saits or W
VERBAL DRIVEL which has flowed be-
tween Washington and Moscow over the
disarmament problem gives strength to 4 sus-
picion that mutual trust has reached its low-
est level.
Three weeks ago, the Soviets announced sus-
lension of nuclear testing, and appealed to
the United States to follow their example.
Shortly, the Eisenhower-team, which won in
'56 with "Peace, Progress, and Prosperity,"
came forth with its considered opinion: the
Soviet suspension, in the words of Mr. Eisen-
hower, was "just a side issue ... a gimmick
not to be taken seriously."
Not to be outdone by the Russians, the
United States this week came up with a dis-
Town Talk
In explaining the Ann Arbor Transit Com-
pany's action in raising student bus fare from
15 to 20 cents, co-ordinator John Rae indicated
the raise partly stems from complaints by non-
student passengers.
He related that many people argue that stu-
dents are just as large as adults and "seem to
have just as much money." The first assump-
tion may be correct. Perhaps Ann Arbor's belief
in the second may help explain to state legisla-
tors why the University's enrollment last
September fell over 1,000 students below pre-
dictions. -M.K.

it could easily develop into one of the USSR's
strongest tools in their scheme to gain world
power. By withholding supplies or dumping
certain commodities on the market, they could
dictate the economies of the dependent West-
ern European countries and subsequently their
political freedom.
Propaganda value is the second and more
short-range advantage the Russians enjoy in
their ability to boost their economy at a phe-
nomenal rate. Combined with the present econ-
omic instability in the United States, the
USSR's startling rice from a poor, underdevel-
oped agricultural nation to the second most
powerful country in the world stands as an ef-
fective propaganda weapon. The underdevel-
oped countries of Asia and Africa look to the
Soviet Union for a solution to their industriak
As Central Intelligence Director . Dulles
termed it, "They seem to feel that the Kremlin
has found a new and magic formula for quick
industrialization which is the hallmark of be-
coming a modern state."
THE AMERICAN business recession does not
provide the still underdeveloped countries
with much assurance as to the democracy's
value in economic matters. While they realize
the United States may still be the biggest econ-
omic power in the world, they also recall the.
process took over 10Qyears to accomplish.
The threat of an all-out war has been re-
duced considerably by the balance of nuclear
power between the United States and the
USSR. But the Soviets have discovered a bet-
ter and more profitable method to gain their
ends. As Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev re-
cently said, "To the slogan that says, 'Let us
arm,' we reply with the slogan, 'Let us trade.' "
armament proposal of its own: world inspec-
tion of the Arctic as a means of choking the
threat of surprise attack. But this time it was
the Soviets who backed off. "Sheer publicity,"
scoffed Andrei Gromyko.
Underlying reasons, for the two nations
views are easily recognizable. The United States
regards its nuclear arsenal as a chief deterrent
to war. Washington feels, that stripped of its
atomic breastplate, the nation would be on the
brink of destruction. The Soviets, on the oth-
er hand, are afraid of American inspection
planes cruisingover the Arctic, virtually at
the Russian frontier.
Fear and lack of confidence prevail today.
Trust is less than a shadow.
The United States is going to continue its
testing, in order to make its bombs cleaner,
John Foster Dulles says. It's for humanity's
sake, he adds. The Soviets will soon resume
testing under the pretense that the United
States has refused its suspension proposal. It
reminds one of the "monkey see, monkey do"
Out of the debate comes a constant clamor,
growing more insistent, more stifling: with
bigger and better bombs, the world will scurry
to our door. At the same time comes the
frightened plea for peace. As Strontium 90 fills
the air, Russia and the United States have
somehow reconciled these two completely con-
tradictory ideas. ....



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Russians Take New Approach

By 'rhe Associated Press
ALLEN DULLES, director of the
Central Intelligence Agency and
brother of the Secretary of State,
has given the nation one of the
clearest picture to date of the
type of war being conducted by the
Soviet Union.
Citing the rapid Soviet indus-
trial advance, Dulles links it with
the ideological war and discounts
the prospect of military war.
Nevertheless, he estimates com-
bined Chinese-Soviet steelproduc-
tion-traditional measures of war
capacity-as now surpassing that
of the United States. He in no way
discounts the need for maintain-
ing the free world's war capacity.
* * *
DULLES points out, without
comparison of United States policy,
that Russian foreign aid is dis-
tributed not with specific regard
for the possibilities of assimilating
new countries, but we regard to
making trouble for the West.
The recently liberated countries
feel, he says, that the Kremlin
has found a new and magic formu-
la for quick industrialization" and
that the processes of democratic
industrialization are too slow.
They also feel, which he didn't

say, that the United States was
richly endowed, whereas, however,
wrong the idea may be, the Rus-
sians have done much with little.
* * *
THE LIBERATED countries are
not , so prone to consider that
Soviet technological advances have
been based on the trial and error
of earlier development elsewhere.
Even recognizing, however, that
the Soviet Union has made tre-
mendous strides, there is a, certain
amount of comfort to be drawn
from Dulles' estimate that the
Kremlin is depending more on
economics and subversion than on
military power.
Saving the world from com-
munism at the risk of its almost
total destruction has never offered
an alluring picture to the West.
By choosing economic warfare,
the Russians have entered into an
arena in which the West should be
at home.
* * *
CHINA and the Soviet Union
may have a labor force of 400
million, but the pro rata division
of industrial skills is overwhelm-
ingly in favor of the European-
American force of less than 200

The gross national product in
1955 of the United States and its
six Western European allies totaled
some 565 billion dollars against
the estimated 135 for the Soviet
Their steel production is still
twice as large, even with the
United States recession and Rus-
sian gains. In 1956 it was Europe,
Britain, and the United States
181 million tons, Russia 49 million.
In 1956 coal production was:
Europe, Britain and the United
States, 955 million tons; Russia,
304 million. These are the figures
from the battlefield.
* * *
THE SOVIET Union is coming
up. It is richly endowed with re-
sources. The economic battle will
turn on how well the West utilizes
its surplus strength in the imme-
diate future to mobilize addition-
al areas for its ideals.
If the West does win this battle,
the question then will revert to
the early days after World War
II. Would the Soviet dictatorship
then turn to a Hitler-like grasp-
ing for all or nothing?

fire to the barn, with father inside,
in order to save the little self re-
spect he has, but saves the old
man; and, Ben turns good, which
is the nicest bit of incongruity in
the movie. Surprisingly, and, for
the story line, unfortunately, the
film has a positive ending.
, , ,
Strong character development
and actual characterization are
the most excellent aspects of the
film. Faulkner's people are well
defined individuals who operate in
the limited sphere of a shifting en-
vironment. They are ensnared in
the web of. family emotions, like
the ducks in a shooting gallery,
who are forever moving, but going
nowhere, only to reappear in the
same place, with the same futile
arguments and conflicts.
Orson Welles is magnificent as
the powerful father who has sub-
merged his family in his own
machinations. The beauty of
Welles' portrayal is in its complete
understanding and interpretation
of a complex role, delivered fluent-
ly. Joanne Woodward, as the
harrassed daughter, has a clean
purposeful clarity in her charac-
terization. As Ben Quick, Paul
Newman is extremely competent,
but too consistent in the super-
ficialities, and not the depth, of
his character.
The major weakness of the film
was its melodramatic handling of
the story line. Basic elements of
plot were obscured by overempha-
sis on emotional ferocity, and a
completely unplausible Hollywood
ending, with everyone settling
down into matrimonial bliss and
mint juleps.
-Sandy Edelman
6Macab lP'
Is Macabre
ACCORDING TO advertising,
which one must read with cau-
tion, "Macabre" was written by 12
famous authors of mystery and
terror. If the film is any indication
of the meanderings of their collec-
tive unconscious, one fears for the
The predominating theme of
"Macabre" is necrophilia, pure and
simple. The procession of coffins,
graves, tombstones, corpses in
various stages of decomposition,
bottles of embalming fluid, funer-
als, and violent deaths which is
marched on stage is, within my
memory, unequaled.
Unfortunately, the producers
cannot resist a chance to back
away slightly from the pure horror
tradition, so that "Macabre" is
not quite as gruesome as it might
have been.
But it will do.
While "Macabre" is not nearly
so terrifying as some of the early
"Frankenstein" films and is not
nearly as nauseating as "The Mon-
ster Eater," certainly the general
level of acting in it is, distinctly
better than one finds in other
contemporary horror films.
Jim Backus as the police chief,
for instance, is not really bad. This
is unusual. Ordinarily everyone is
bad. The cemetery scenes are light-
ed well. And the horror is brought
off effectively. Mostly, though, one
sits and waits for something to
No one died during the Wednes-
day afternoon performance.
* , *
straight suspense, with good loca-
tion shots. Things look pretty

grim when a madman starts wan-
dering around the grounds of the
Exiter Fuel Company with a dyna-
mite bomb strapped to his tummy.
There are three million gallons of
rocket fuel in the works, and the
first shock will be bad news for
the Pentagon.
Meanwhile, back at the control
room, workmen are pumping all
the fuel to another plant, a hun-
dred miles away. But it will take
five hours.

The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of the Univer-
sity of Michigan for which the
Michigan Dailyaassumes'no edi-
torial responsibility. Notices should
be sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3519 Administratin Build-
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publication. Notices for Sunday
Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
General Notices
There will be an International Cen-
ter Tea, sponsored by the International
Center and the International Students
Association this Thurs., May 1, from
4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the International
A Visit to the Girls Training School
at Adrian is open to any interested
students on Thurs., afternoon, May 1
(under the auspices of Soc. 159, Juve-
nile Delinquency). Busses will leav
the Bell Tower at 1:00 p.m. and return
at 5:00. Reservations may be made in
advance by signing up on the Sociology
Dept.bulletin board, fifth floorof
Haven Hall. Total cost $1.00.
All students who expect education
and training allowance under Public
Law 550 (Korea, G.I. Bill) or Publi
Law 634 (Orphans' Bill) -must get in-
structors' signatures at last class meet-
ings in April on Dean's Monthly Certi-
fication form and turn the completed
form in to Dean's office by 5:00 p.m.,
Fri., May 2.
Inter-faith Awards for meritorious
work in promoting a better under-
standing among different religious
faiths will be presented at 4:00 p.m.,
Fri., May 2, at the. Lane Hall Library.
All students are invited to attend.
The following student-sponsored >so-
cial events have been approved for th
coming weekend:
May 2: Alpha Epsilon Pi, Alpha Gam-
ma Delta, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Del-
ta, Delta Phi Epsilon, Delta Theta Phi
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Kappa Siga,
Tau Delta Phi, Triangle, Zeta Beta Tau.
May 3: Acacia, Adams House, Alpha
Chi (Sigma, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha
Epsilon Pi, Alpha Kappa Psi, Cooley,
Delta Chi, Delta Sigma Delta, Delta
Theta Phi, Huber, Lambda Chi Alpha,
Nu Sigma Nu, Phi Alpha Kappa, Phi
Chi, Phi Delta Theta, Phi Kappa Sigma,
Phi Rho Sigma, l:hi Sigma Delta, Phi
Sigma Kappa, P Lambda Phi, P Lamb-
da Phi,* Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Stock-
well, Theta Chi, Theta Delta Chi, Tu
Delta Phi, William, Zeta Psi.
May 4: Delta Theta Phi.
Late Registration
May 2: Armenian Students Associa-
tion, Triangle.
May 3: Psi Upsilon, Sigma Alpha Mu,
A social seminar of the Michigan
Chapter of the American Society for
Public Administration will be held on
Thurs,, May 1, at 8 p.m., in the East
Conference Room of Rackham Bldg.
Jane weidiund, programme officer with
the United Nations, will speak on
"United Nations Organization and Ad-
Lecture: Visiting Professor of Edu-
cation Edgar B. Wesley will deliver the
annual history of education lecture on
Thurs., May 1 at 4:15 p.m. in Aud. A,
Angell Hall. His topic will be "40 Acres
and a Mule and a Bpeller." The lecture
is under the auspices of the School of
Education and the Dept. of History.
Psychiatry and Religion" will be the
topic of discussion presented by Dr.
Waldo Bird, Assoc. Prof. of Psychiatry,
at 4:30 p.m., Fri., May 2, at the Coffee
Hour of the Office of Religious Affairs,
Lane Hall.
Lecture: Dr. Fritz Ursel, senior fel-
low of King's College, Cambridge, now
visiting professor at Massachusetts In-
stitute of Technology, will give a lec-
ture on "Edge Wayes," Thurs, May 1,
at 3:00 p.m.in Rm. 311, W. Engrg. The
lecture is under the auspices of the
College of Engineering and the De-
partment of Engineering Mechanics.
Sixty-eighth Annual Northern Ora-
torical League contest will be held at
8:00 p.m. Fri.. May 2, Aud. A, Angell
Hall. Louis Susman, '59, will represent
the Univ. of Mich. Other speakers will
be from the State Univ. of Iowa, Univ.
of Minn. Northwestern Univ., Western
Reserve Univ. and Univ. of Wisc. Open.
to the public with no admission charge.

May Festival Concerts in Hill Audi-
toium presented by the University Mu-
sical Society. Thurs., May 1, 8:30 p.m.
Soloist: Lily Pons, coloratura soprano,
in songs and operatic arias. Schuman's
"Credendum"; and Franck Symphony
in D minor. Eugene Ormandy Conduc-
tor. For tickets or information call Hill
Auditorium Box Office daily from 9:Cr
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and after 7:00 p.m.
Academic Notices


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Dean's Letter Draws Comment\

Hammarskjold's A ctions

Associated Press News Analyst
F OR THE FIRST TIME a secretary general
of the United Nations has appeared before
the Security Council, in the role of spokesman
for world opinion, to take sides on a direct
issue between two great powers.
Observers of Dag Hammarskjold's regime,
despite his addiction to quiet diplomacy, have
been wondering if it might happen, and what
might be the effect on his future if he did.
Hammarskjold's appearance Tuesday night
was not a precedent in itself in the long-stand-
ing contention of both himself and Trygvie Lie,
Editorial Staff
Editorial Director City Editor
DONNA HANSON... ...... Personnel Director
CAROL PRNS ................... Magazine Editor
EDWARD GERULDSEN .. Associate Editorial Director
WILLIAM HANEY .................... Features Editor
ROSE PERLBERG .................... Activities Editor
FAMES BAAD .............................Sports Editor
BRUCE BENNE T........... Associate Sports Editor
JOHN HILLYER ............... Associate Sports Editor
DIANE FRASER ........ Assoc. Activities Editor
THOMAS BLUES .......... Assoc. Personnel Director
BRUCE BAILEY ...............tiChief Photographer
Business Staff

his predecessor, that the secretary general is
more than merely an administrative officer. Lie
appeared before the council in 1950 to denounce
the Communists as aggressors in Korea. Ham-
marskjold spoke on the Egyptian question in
1956, and recently praised the Soviet suspension
of atomic tests at a news conference,
But this is the first time the administrative
officer has endorsed one specific resolution as
opposed to another. He supported the United
States proposal for international inspection in
the Arctic as against the Soviet suggestion that
the question be referred to the proposed summit
The Soviet Union tried to cut Lie's throat
after the Korean business, and he eventually
resigned under the pressure. Their new atti-
tude toward Hammarskjold has not yet been
HERETOFORE Hammarskjold has seemed to
work on the theory that when he took any
initiative, as he has a number of times, he not
only needed the broad support of UN delegates
but must also avoid direct conflict with the
United States or the Soviet Union.
His chief efforts have been as mediator, to
keep negotiations open.
He is such an idealist that close observers
doubted he was moved by any though that the
United States resolution would be another step,
such as the UN Emergency Force, in enhancing

To the Editor:
SEVERAL assumptions and state-
ments in Dean Bacon's letter
concerning Mrs. Hillary Bissell are
a source of deep concern to many
of us who are currently seeking to
have the University be "all that it
should be" as an institution of
higher learning and representative
of the people of Michigan. Primar-
ily, Dean Bacon asumed that
Mrs. Bissell is a Negro woman.
This assumption is apparently
based on Mrs. Bissell's identifica-
tion with the NAACP. May I re-
mind Miss Bacon and others, that
NAACP was founded by an inter-
racial group, and has continued be
so for 49 years of outstanding
accomplishments in the field of
social action.
Miss Bacon also assumed that
only Negroes and/or economically
depressed persons have a history
of being interested in civil rights.
This must be the reason for her
somewhat mystifying excursion
into the way one Hillary Rarden
got through the University. Mrs.
Bissell states that she was not
employed as a student, but did,
during her senior year, "have the
privilege of participating in what
I think was the first cooperative
on campus-a cooperative dining
hall on State Street."
Some additional biographical
notes on Mrs. Bissell might be of
interest. She was of the class of
'34, a member of Kappa Kappa
Gamma Sorority, an Earhart
$cholar, and a third generation
U of M student, having been pre-
ceded, by her parents and her
grandfather here. Her son, Torre
Bissell, '60, was one of five fourth
generation students entering the

the threat of legal action by her
"wise" father and uncle. To say
that there was no University dor-
mitory for Negro women, as did
Miss Bacon, only masks the issue,
and is an appeal to the correct
"usage ofnlanguage." The big is-
sue is that no University housing,
separate or otherwise, was pro-
vided for Negro women, although
all other freshmen women were
required to live in dormitories.
Mrs. Bissell is joined in her
interest in the field of civil rights
by her husband, who is of the
well-known Bissell Carpet Sweeper
Co. family, and many other promi-
nent civic leaders, whose aware-
ness of the implications of present
University room assignment poli-
cies we should hope to be excelled
only by that of the Dean of Wom-
en at the University.
-Berkley B. Eddins, Grad.
Garble . *
To the Editor:
In my letter in yesterday's Daily,
one of the quotations appeared in
a rather garbled form. This quo-
tation should have been as fol-
"Dr. Davis: I wanted to ask Pro-
fessor Campbell a while ago and
failed to, whether this hearing is
limited to the charges?
"Chairman Campbell: Not neces-
"Dr. Davis: It is not limited to
the written charges?
"Chairman Campbell: I don't
think so."
-Edwin E. Moise
Professor of Mathematics
To the Editor:

cials or, for that matter, ever
been within a WCBN studio for,
any extended time. His knowledge,
therefore, would seem to be based
on hearsay alone.
WCBN will be the first to admit
that it has problems. We believe
all student organizations do. But
in order to criticize intelligently,
we feel both Mr. Seder and The
Daily must have some knowledge
of what they are criticizing.
This year. WCBN has not been
the focus of a major news article.
While we recognize full well the
problems a medium of mass-com-
munication has fending off pub-
licity-seekers, we find it difficult
to believe that an organization
with nearly 200 members is com-
pletely lacking in any newsworthy
Had Mr. Seder taken the time to
investigate WCBN, he would have
found a rather complex organiza-
tion setup in which three sharply
distinctive organizations have
formed an amalgamation, the net-
work, to provide facilities which
the individual stations cannot or
should not provide. Mr. Seder
would find that the three stations
operate under strict budgets under
the supervision of the quadrangle
councils. The network, too, oper-
ates on a budget system which
must be flexible to allow for
changes in business and expense
Mr. Seder certainly has the right
to criticize whatever form of or-
ganization WCBN has chosen to
have. This does not, however, give
him 'the right to editorial irre-
sponsibility in which he denies
that the organization exists. As it
happens, we of WCBN feel that
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