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"All That Noise And It Was Just A Little Cub"

Alridiigan Bally
Sixty-Eighth Year

When Opinions Are Free
Truth Will Prevail"

'Three Faces of Eve'
Challenging Production
THE PRESENTATION of a psychiatric case history to a mass audi-
ence of average layman knowledge in psychology, is a challenging
problem, both to the producer, in his selection of explanatory detail,
and to the audience, in their comprehension of this detail. The pro-
ducer of "The Three Faces of Eve" was fairly successful in synthesizing
the case history from the book written by two doctors who had ac-
tually observed the rare phenomena of "multiple personality" in a
young Georgia housewife. But in this synthesis and simplification of
the case, certain connecting facts were omitted, creating spaces of

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


University 'Spirit' Ebbing


"SPIRIT" AT A COLLEGE or university is a
poorly defined word. This is because it rep-
resents a great many intangible quantities. It
represents, more than anything else, an active
interest in the campus and in campus life.
Oddly enoug,. "spirit" manifests itself in aca-
demic as well as extra-curricular matters. But,
as ill-defined as it is, it is safe to say that if
spirit still exists at the University, it won't
exist for long.
It is easy for students to scoff and say, "I
have as much spirit as anyone on any campus,"
but the facts be'lie this statement. Academic
spirit, that is genuine interest in education as
a means of undersanding and of acquiring the
tools for further understanding, is being re-
duced to a point where only the few students
in honors courses still seek -to learn for the
sake of learning.
Probably the easiest of the many forms of
"spirit" to observe is the audible support for a
varsity team at a game. At the present time,
only the'cheer leaders seem remotely interested
in cheering the team on. And at times, they
seem a little too disgusted by the lack of in-
terest to cheer at all.
T EN AGAIN, we might say the typical Uni-
versity student is interested in other things,
activities for instance. But in that case, why is
it that just one out of four students voted in
the last SGC election, that petitions are at an
all time low for the next election, and that
SGC meetings are attended only by Council
members, SGC tryouts and Daily reporters?
Halfw aBuck1
BARGAIN DAYS are here in Ann Arbor. A
short trip to the police station, the payment
of only 50 cents and presto-a student has what
the police term "the best bicycle insurance
Fifty cents is a small sum--until you multiply
it by the approximately ;6,000 bicycles on cam-
pus. The city ordinance' requiring the licensing
of bicycles is certainly profitable. Yet, there is
a brighter side for the student who begrudges
the 50 cents; without this license a bicycle
owner will be fined.
And just what does this license provide?
Certainly a students can't be as naive as to
believe that, if stolen, his red bicycle with the
black seat will be singled out of the multitude
by a vigilant policeman. With the number of
bicycles on this campus, it is impossible for the
police to search for the license number of the
stolen bicycle vehicle. Yet the return of stolen
bicycles seems to be the sole benefit of this
F A BICYCLE is stolen, the owner merely
registers the complaint and turns in the
license number. If the license is scratched off,
the serial number is still on the bicycle. All
the police have to do now is run around the
campus turning bicycles over,
. Some are returned, but most are found
abandoned. "Of course we don't get them all. In
fact one of my own has been missing for

It would hardly be accurate to say there is
strong interest in SGC.
Is the campus interested in the more practi-
cal side of the world? Does it seek to inform
itself on critical issues of the day? The at-
tendance of a handful of students at meetings
designed to discuss these questions is abom-
inable on a campus of 23,000 alleged students.
The Michigan House Plan, designed to build
strong houses of independent men in the resi-
dence halls, is a miserable failure. The men's
dorms are merely repositories for men waiting
to join fraternities, men looking for apart-
ments and men who don't have the time and/or
energy to do either of these.
Another example of the prevalent student
attitude can be seen in the students who re-
cently wanted to ask the Lecture Committee
about bringing a Polish Communist lecturer
to campus. After talking to a few people, they
decided to drop the whole idea because it
would be "too much trouble."
The University of 1957 can be seen personi-
fied in the pathetic figures of solicitors for the
Campus Chest waiting for one of the students
of the passing throng to give a nickel or dime.
The University is thus faced with an in-
soluble problem, for despair breeds more
despair. The little "spirit" that exists now is
dying. Soon it will be completely dead and the
University will be a tragic joke - a joke ih-
habited by people who don't even have the
interest or the "spirit" to laugh at it.
for What?
months," a member of the police department
Even if all the stolen bicycles aren't found,
the police are certainly on their toes when it
comes to enforcing parking regulations, especi-
ally on State Street. Tickets and impoundment
are the consequences of misplaced bicycles. To
obey the law and avoid a fine, bicycles must be
placed in racks. Now the problem is to find a
space in a rack or non-posted area. As the
number of bicycles, increases, the number of
parking places decreases. There are new signs
at the side of the Union prohibiting bicycle
parking, but no new racks have sprung up in
the same vicinity.
THE LAW-ABIDING student decides to buy
a license only to find that it expires in May.
Then a new one must be purchased for the
remaining month and a half of the semester,
After buying two licenses for the school year,
the legal bicycle quickly becomes illegal when
the owner tries to park it. It's often easier to
A license that would run from September
to September, thus necessitating purchase of
only one license for the school year and a few
more legal parking spaces would be fairer to the
students. But still don't be under the pretense
that the bicycle is protected in case it is stolen.
Just what does a student get for his 50 cents?
Why, a bright red sticker to decorate the rear
fender of his bicycle. What more could one ask?

*I?5.'r$ iJASt'u11ag'{' , POTR __._


Readers' Theatre' Debuts

IN THE DEAR, dead old days,
when life was less sanitary and
ladies entered the Union by the
side door only, people used to get
a real charge out of reading aloud.
Books, you know.
It was pretty standard for the
family to gather around whilst
Papa intoned Kipling, Austen and
others into receptive ears.
Then science tame along, mess-
ing things up as usual, and pretty
soon the family prefered to dig
"Life With Luigi" rather than
Papa, who was lousy at dialects
Then television mastered the
world soul and Hal March became
king. People stopped reading aloud
for entertainment, if they bothered
to read at all.
RECENTLY, in one of those
quaint little paradoxes that makes
our world so jolly, the reading
aloud of literature has come into
vogue again, with much fanfare
and finance. Now we consider it a
novelty, so much so that we pay to
hear it, provided the readers are
Charles Laughton, Emlyn Wil-
liams and other fellows have de-
veloped the business to an art.
And now Ann Arbor has put in its
bid, rather handily, with a new
outfit called The Readers' Theatre.
We atttended their first program
on Sunday in the Frieze Building,
and there met the local members
of the National Speech Arts Fra-
ternity who conceived the enter-
prise. Formerly this group, known
as Zeta Phi Eta, operated as a
service organization. They served
sandwiches and coffee to rehears-
ing actors, ushered at Speech De-
partment plays, entertained child-
ren at the hospital and performed
other good works.
But then they decided to do
something Big and the result was
the Readers' Theatre. At the pres-

ent, its aims are small-Sunday's
program sufficed for this entire
semester. Next semester will per-
haps see two offerings.
President Lillian Drewry, rush-
ing about with preparations and
seating plans, explained, "We want
this to be similar to what the
Stanley Quartet does here in music.
It's the only project in which
Speech faculty members get a
chance to show what they can do."
THE READERS this Sunday
were Professors Claribel Baird and
La Mont Okey of our school and
Prof. John Sargent of Eastern
Michigan College. What they did,
Integ radion
FROM A RECENT speech by ex-
governor James F. Byrnes of
South Carolina: "The people of
the South deplore violence. It
helps no cause. The United States
government has the military pow-
er to enforce the orders of its
"The people do not speak or
think of resisting the armed
forces, but . . . (whenever) the
tanks and guns are removed,
there will remain the same deter-
mination on the part of the white
people to resort to every legal
means to prevent the mixing of
the races . . .
"In this state we have a law
providing that if a student, by or-
der of any court . . . is assigned
to a school different from that
to which he has been assigned,
then all appropriations shall cease
for (that) school .. .
"If in violation of all law, the
Federal Government shall seek
. . . to vote appropriations for
public schools, that will be the
,end of our liberties."
-National Review

for the most part, was food, but
there were faults.
Not that we're being gung-ho
about it, but Prof. Sargent didn't
measure up to our profs. His read-
ing was often flat and non-dra-
matic, a delivery which works for
some poems but can be fatal to
others. Prof. Baird and Okey were
much more satisfying.
The program was diverse enough,
ranging from e.e. cummings to
William Blake, with Amy Lowell,
James Stephens, Dylan Thomas
and W. H. Auden among others.
Prof. Baird's delivery of Lowell's
"The Day That Was That Day"
was both touching and compelling.
She sustained the work's fragile
mood quite beautifully. Prof. Okey
was especially good with Auden's
"In Memory of W. B. Yeats," and
all three readers did Philip Mur-
ray's "A Little Litany to St. Fran-
cis" with the style and what seem-
ed to be affection.
On other poems, such as the
cumming's things, Prof. Baird was
sometimes a bit too flippant with
the poet's intentions, but she was
really the best of the three, all in
THE MOST ambitious segment
of the program consisted of Thom-
as' remarkable prose-poetry recol-
lection of the past, "Return Jour-
ney." Prof. Sargent did the narra-
tion in a sub-emotional style, but
Profs. Baird and Okey ranged
through the character parts, from
schoolmasters to barmaids, with
grace and humor. It didn't all come
off, but it had its moments.
So we were read to, along with
about 30 others, Sunday afternoon
and it was a pleasant time. With a
more careful selection of readers,
The Readers Theatre may possibly
turn into a solid institution. Not
as exciting as "Wyatt Earp;" of
course, but the script was a good
deal better.

incredulity as the story un-
* * *
EVE WHITE, the inhibited and
lusterless wife of a small town
IGeorgia businessman, begins to
have black-out spells, in which
she assumes a completely con-
trasting personality, one of sen-
sual abandon, slinky dresses, and
a generally uninhibited philoso-
phy. Her name then, appropriate-
ly, is Eve Black. The husband, a
human being of little understand-
ing and less intelligence, who en-
joys slapping her around occa-
sionally, finally takes her to a
psychiatrist when she attempts to
strangle their young daughter.
Because of the long period of
treatment necessary and his pro-
found lack of depth, husband di-
vorces wife and the marriage dis-
* * *
HOWEVER, the movie is pri-
marily concerned with a number
of office scenes, in which the ana-
lyst attempts to dissect, in the
broadest terms, the reasons for
this complete personality diver-
gence, one so unusual that he and
a colleague race into one another's
offices revealing new information
on the case, joke with the patient,
and at times seem entirely unpro-
fessional in approach. This comic
relief is somewhat necessary to
prevent the movie from becoming
a psychiatric documentary, but it
is overly humanized in this re-
Eventually, a third personality
emerges from this troubled girl,
that of well-balanced Jane, the
one unbelievable characterization.
She is the part of the real Eve
that hasn't been allowed to exist,
and is too mature, too perceptive
on such short notice, dropping her
Georgia accent in the refinement
process. The dexterity with which
the analyst can call forth each
personality also appears impos-
sible, but the mind is a mysterious
thing, etc., etc.
* * *
White, Black and Jane, is splen-
didly believable, and mobile in
facial and body expression. Her
interpretation of the emotional
differences of the three personal-
ities is well clarified. David
Wayne as the husband, and Lee
J. Cobb as the analyst are more
than competent.
-Sandy Edelman
The Daily Official Bulletin is an
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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-
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Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
General Notices
Season tickets are now on sale for
the 1957-58 Playbill, presented by the
Department of Speech. This season
ticket sale will continue through the
first production. The 1957-58 Playbill is
as follows: Nov. 7,8,9, "Arsenic and
~Old Lace"; Dec. 5, 6, 7, "Desire Under
the Elms"; Feb. 26, 27, 28 and Mar. 1,
The Masked Ball (with the School of
Music); March 20, 21, 22, "Playboy of
the western World"; April 24, 25, 26,
Love's Labor Lost."
College of Architecture and Design,
Main Floor Corridor: "Contemporary
Color Lithography," exhibition circu-
lated by The American Federation of
Arts, shown under the auspices of the
Museum of Art; Nov. 5 through 20.
Hours: Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to
10 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed
Sundays. The public is invited.

Science Research Club. The November
meeting will be held in the Mortimer E.
Cooley Building. North Campus at 7:30
p.m. on Tues., Nov. 5. Program: "Land
Locorigotion-Animals to Machines," M.
G. Bekker-Technical Director, Land
Locomotion Research Laboratory, De-
troit Arsenal and invited lecturer in
Land Locomotion - Department of
Mechanical and Industrial Engineer-
ing. Following the refreshment period,
there will be a guided tour of the new
Automotive Engineering Laboratory.
Election of New Members. Dues for
1957-58 accepted after 7:10 P.M.
University Lecture in Anthropology.
Dr. Margaret Read, University of Lon-
don, will speak on "Social Change in
Modern West Africa," 4:15 p.m., Nov.
6, Aud. B, Angell Hall. Open to the
Readings by members of the English
department. Prof. Donald A. Hall will
read selections from contemporary
young English poets on Wed., Nov. 6,
at 4:10 p.m. in Aud. A. Angell Hall. Stu-

to the
Pacifism ...
To the Editor:
IN SATURDAY'S "Letters" col-
umn, the unimagniative response
of Messrs. Hurwitz and Nichols to
the refreshingly thoughtful editor-
ial on pacifism by Mr. Elsman was
disappointing. Mr. Elsman is ac-
cused of suggesting "retreat" and
of proposing an abandonment of
"active retaliation."
The temptation "to burrow un-
derground or emigrate" is speci-
'fically rejected in the editorial in
question, and it is just plain in-
accurate to term this sort of re-
treat as "reminiscent of Gandhi,"
who is noted for many things, one
of which is most certainly not re-
What the pacifist position does
do is to reject retaliation in the
strict sense of returning evil for
evil, proposing instead an active
"retaliation" of good for evil-a
moral principle rather widely ac-
claimed in the abstract, but too
seldom when one is urged to act
upon it personally.
In our time, this has most vividly
been illustrated by the nonviolent
revolution in our South, where
Martin Luther King has led the
rejection' of violence of spirit, as
well as of deed with the words:
"Don't ever let anyone pull you
down so low as to hate them,"
THE TROUBLE with pacifism is
the same as that proverbially at-
tributed to high religion-not that
it has been tried and found want-
ing, but that it hasn't honestly
been tried.
Where it has been tried, whether
in India or Montgomery, it has
met with success not only in terms
of the goals sought, but also-and
undoubtedly more important -in
terms of the human values pre-
served. Remember the motto,
"There is no 'way to peace'-peace
is the way."
Writers Elsman, Hurwitz, and
Nichols apparently agree that the
foreign policy successes of Russia
are cause for alarm. What the lat-
ter two seem to propose, therefore,
is a continuation of our response
(Herblock's classic "Tsinummoc
line" of basing our policy upon
what they do instead of going for-
ward with anything original),
though this is admitted to have
been largel a failure.
* * *
THE TRULY realistic response,
as suggested by Elsman, is to do
something different-to break the
vicious circle with a policy on a
higher moral and ethical level, in
keeping with our professed nation-
al conscience. If this would not be
recognized by the majority of
people the world over as being
worthy of approval and support,
the world is less human than we
have evidence to believe.
Even the Russian leaders could
hardly maintain internal support
if it were abundantly clear that the
supposed enemy of their people
were utterly incapable of inflicting
the harm which constitutes the
threat under which they are kept
in subjection.
-Edward G. Voss
Dive In . .
To the Editor:
torial (Nov. 1) concerning that
87 per cent of Michigan's coeds
who seek a "Mrs." degree.
Many of these girls approach
their situation with apathy. No
matter what they confide amongst
themselves, the fact remains that
all their talk and wishing will not

get them dates.
Women at Michigan lack initia-
tive in such matters. In 1957, men
frequently expect that the girl will
make the primary overture Do our
otherwise modern women consider
such positive action improper or
beneath their dignity? Indeed, it is
lethargy which embraces the girl
who is overly concerned about
what "people will say" if she dis-
plays any aggression in a potential
boy-girl relationship.
* *
ALMOST EVERY "date-night"
finds a majority of the women on
campus "slounging" around their
residences. Although they may
pretend to enjoy studying, playing
cards, plunking the piano, and
what-have-you, I'll bet most of
them wish that they could be out
on the town. However, nobody can
swim if they are unwilling to ap-





Yet the Moon Beckons

Associated Press Science Reporter
NEW YORK --The race to land on the moon
is on. There are Russian hints they may do
it soon-even speculation that this may be
the important announcement Russia has prom-
ised for Thursday, on the 40th anniversary of
the Bolshevik revolution.
.United States civilian and military scientists
are,being urged to get an American rocket there
first, to sooth somewhat the national pride
hurt by Russian success in putting the first
satellite aloft.
THE AIR FORCE already has sent a rocket
to an altitude estimated by one of the
experimenters at more than 4,000 miles. The
firing was made from a balloon, floating about
100,000 feet over Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific.
The Air Force added that somewhat the same
balloon-rocket system might possibly be used
to send a rocket to the moon within a year.
Victory in the race will go to the nation
hose skill simply sends a rocket plowing into
a dusty crater or a dry "sea" on the moon's
silent, pockmarked face. But it could do more.
It could explode a brilliant magnesium flare,
signalling its arrival. It could carry a nation's
flag, and thus file a first claim to owning the
It might talk back by radio with the first
news of what the moon is actually like.
THIS RACE is not officially declared. But the
quest to the moon is an inevitable conse-
quence of Sputnik the First, Russia's man-
made little moon hung in the heavens just four
weeks ago. Sputnik opened the space age.
It brings hardening reality to the when, how,
and why of reaching the moon.

WHY GO THERE anyhow? Partly because it's
our nearest neighbor, and easiest to reach.
And what's there. The answer to baffling mys-
teries. The moon is pitted with craters, the big-
gest apparently nearly 150 miles across, perhaps
a mile deep. It has mountains Iaching four
to five miles high. It has vast dry plains or
And what's on the other side of the moon-
the face that never turns toward us because of
the moon's speed of roatation? Just more of
the same thing? Or something unusual? A
rocket with TV eyes circling the moon could
do the spying.
The moon has no air, or so little as ap-
parently to be meaningless. There would be no
sound, even when a-40-mile-per second meteor
blasted in, melting a bit of the moon as it
Without air, you couldn't fly a helicopter or
airplane, or parachute things from a rocket.
You'd need special kinds of vehicles to roam
over the moon's surface.
Jumping, you could shame a kangaroo. You
could leap six times higher than on earth with
its stronger gravity. At 150 pounds you'd weigh
only 25 pounds.
Most scientists guess the moon is covered
with dust, from less than an inch to several
yards thick. Dust from volcanic action or meteor
blasts, or caused by successive freezing and
heating of the moon's rocks. By day, the moon
temperature is 235 degrees, by night 148 below
There's no water, or precious little.
TET THE MOON beckons. The moon could be
a priceless observatory for great telescopes
observing the universe. On earth, even on
mountain-tops, the earth's shimmering air


Politicians Watch for 'Trends'

Daily Staff Writer
TODAY, NOVEMBER 5, is a day
of great political importance to
many observers throughout the
country, even though it is election
day for only a relatively few
voters in a small segment of the
In an off-year election, voters
will go to the polls to select gover-
nors in two crucial state elections;
elections which political observers
hope will supply them with definite
"trends" and positive indications
on a national scale, over and above
the local concrete results.
The Republicans are still smart-
ing from last August's upset vic-
tory -'in Wisconsin of Democrat
William Proxmire over heavily fav-
ored Walter Kohler for Joseph Mc-
Carthy's vacated Senate seat. Their
anxiety is strenuously applied to-
wards the gubernatorial elections
in New Jersey and Virginia, where
the incumbent Democratic party
hopes to fortify its position.
Virginia supplies perhaps the big

He is running under the banner
of Byrd's "massive resistance" to
integration, a policy which Repub-
lican candidate, state Sen. Theo-
dore Roosevelt Dalton calls "mas-
sive folly."
Dalton captured 45 per cent of
the state's popular vote in 1953,
when he ran against the present
governor, Thomas B. Stanley.
However Stanley, by virtue of state
law cannot succeed himself, thus
leaving the Byrd Machine to sup-
port Almond, another strong seg-
The "Massive Resistance" plan
advocates unyielding resistance to
racial integration and supports
state laws which will call for
closing any schools where integra-
tion may occur, withdrawing vital
state aid.
Another factor to the Virginia
race is the post-Little Rock drag
which has beset Dalton's cam-
paign. This important election will
be both a test to determine whether
the inroads made by the Repub-
licans in the South have come to
an end because of the Little Rock

Forbes, 38, a state senator and
magazine publisher, has been car-
rying the fight directly to the
However, incarrying the fight
to the people, he has made the al-
legation that Meyner is the tool of
the CIO bosses. The political power
of these labor leaders may well be,
gauged by the vote within the
union areas of the state, as they
attempt to make Sen. Forbes a
thoroughly beaten example of
what unfriendly politicians can ex-
pect in the future.
Meyner has spent more money
than any previous New Jersey gov-
ernor, and the advent of new taxes
hangs heavy over the heads of
many Garden State voters. Can
the personality and dynamic lead-
ership of this young politician off-
set the spending of state funds in
large quantities? It is upon this
issue that the Old-Guard Repub-
licans who have defected from
Eisenhower's camp will appeal to
other isolationist, budget-minded
Republicans throughout the state.


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