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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1953

The Popular
Minortt
QINCE THE November elections, pro-Ste-
venson publications have not forgotten
that Eisenhower won with only 55% of the
popular vote and that the Republican par-
ty candidates fell far behind him in popu-
lar appeal.
By continually impressing the reader with
the fact that the Republicans received only
28,346,500 votes for Congress while the
Democrats won all of 28,585,771, these pub-
lications infer that the American people
prefer the Democrats.
However, despite their self-praise, the
Democrats have found it easy to fall into
the usual pattern of the opposition. Al-
though the Democrats shout accusations
concerning Eisenhower's placing the party
before the good of the nation, they seem
to be losing their chance to prove them-
selves as patriotic as the Republicans at-
tempt to appear.
Indeed the Democrats must share the
,lame with the Republicans for the lack
of vociferous opposition to McCarthy's con-
duct, for the tampering with foreign aid,
for the potentially important defeat of
Wayne Morse's seniority. Perhaps even the
Tidelands Oil issue could have been fought
more intelligently.
This period of crisis Is no time for any
party to assume self-righteous expressions
of criticism. It is a time for men, even
Congressmen, to present constructive sug-
gestions for improving the government's
position in domestic and foreign affairs. It
is a time to stop- indiscriminate accusations
against Congressional Investigating Com-
mittees, and present a concrete plan for
conducting the necessary investigations with
the least possible harm to individual rights.
Prior to being voted from power, Demo-
crats were not as constructive as the nation
considered desirable for solving critical
problems. Unless the brilliance of Demo-
cratic leadership reveals itself in something
more than sneers, the public may awaken
to the realization that the Republicans are
doing no worse at accomplishing effective
government than the Democrats, who talk
so ably and help so little.
-Leah Marks
nYetepPeti9 tie 7?ew
By 3. M ROBERTS, JR.
Associated -Press News Analyst
THE WORLD watched with sombre con-
centration today for some tipoff on the
likely course of events in Korea.
The optimism which arose in Allied cir-
cles after Syngman Rhee's reported agree-
ment not to interfere with the signing of a
truce was subjected to some revision as
the Reds launched a great military offen-
sive while continuing their dilatory tac-
tics at the conference table.
There was a revival of the old question
whether the Reds had been talking truce
with tongue in cheek all the time. How-
ever observers were still inclined to blame
the situation created by Rhee more than
they did the Communists.
There was no denying, however, the at-
mosphere' of nervousness over the new
Red offensive and the disclosure that Rus-
sian-uniformed officers were advising if
not actually directing the fighting.
Most observers still credited the attacks
to a Red desire to demonstrate to the South
Koreans what would happen to them if they
got any more ideas about fighting on alone.
The attacks were directed against South
Korean sectors of the front.

But for two years the Allies have never
lost sight of the possibility that the Reds
would use the truce talks to build up for a
final great effort to throw all Allied forces
out of Korea.
The situation in the truce talks is that
the Reds are still insisting on the return
of the North Korean prisoners liberated by
Rhee's unilateral action. The Allies have-'
n't got the prisoners and can't deliver
them, and have told the Reds that if they
want a truce they'll just have to forget
it. The Allies also insist that, in an area
of considerable human unpredictability,
they've done all they can to assure the
Reds that Rhee won't kick over the traces
again.
The Reds now have until tomorrow to de-
cide whether they want to go ahead with a
truce in that atmosphere. The Allies have-
n't yet threatened to break off the nego-
tiations again, but it is pretty clear they
are getting fed up. Reports of American
supporting units being cut off and wiped
out in the new fighting, which seems to the
Allies to be unnecessary since the settle-
ment with Rhee, contribute to the impa-
tience.
In such a situation, the Communists can,
if they are not careful, bring down on
themselves a renewed all-out war in which
the Allies, bereft of the hope of any. nego-
tiated settlement, might be far less timid
about their tactics than they have in the

"You Sure This Doesn't Violate Any States Rights?"

PERFORMER'S VIEWPOINT:
Rewards of 'Active' Listening
(Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 18, No. 4)

By EMIL RAAB
Assistant Professor of Violin and
Chamber Music and Second Violinist
of the Stanley Quartet
THE DEGREE of suc'cess of a musical re-
cital or concert always is in direct rela-
tion to the combined abilities and under-
standing of a composer, interpreter, and
listener. Should one of these fail, even
slightly, to assume his proper responsibility
in the creation of an ideal aesthetic exper-
ience, the result would be something less
than perfect. This is not to imply that anf-
thing less than an ideal union of the three
components would presume a totally unre-
warding experience; actually, the absolute
ideal is seldom attained. But it is valuable,
indeed necessary, for each participant to
aspire to the perfection of his own particu-
lar function in order to enhance the possi-
bilities of realizing the common objective.
Broadly speaking, auditors of a musical
composition usually fall into one of two
categories: those who "hear," and those who
"listen." "Hearing" music (in the restricted
sense intended here) can, of course, be a
very enjoyable experience, as in "hearing"
the background music of a film. "Active" or
"creative listening," on the other hand, re-
quires strict attention to the business at
hand as well as some knowledge of the parts
played by both the composer and the inter-
preter.
The satisfaction and enjoyment thus
gained by "listening" to music will be far
greater since it will include intellectual
responses plus the purely emotional or
subjective reactions identified with "hear-
ing." (It should be noted that the intel-
lectual approach must be cultivated as a
supplement to the emotional and not as
its replacement.)
Beethoven's Quartet in C minor, Opus.18,
No. 4 will be performed by the Stanley Quar-
tet in its second concert, of the summer
series in the Rackham Lecture Hall on
Tuesday, July 21. A cursory examination
of the score reveals the composer's overall
intention of creating a dramatically intense
composition. The minor mode (the only
quartet of Opus 18 in minor), sustained
melodic themes (in contrast to Beethoven's
usual practice of introducing short motives),
and insistent rhythmic punctuations, spell
a new direction of purpose for the thirty-
year-old genius. The first movement con-
cerns itself chiefly with the inter-action of
two themes: the first in somber minor, and
the second in major mode. This latter
theme ,again proyes Beethoven's uncanny
ability of evolving a contrasting melody
which retains a curious relationship to its
predecessor while maintaining its own in-
dividuality and character. Subordinate tunes
and hammered chords serve as contrasting
materials and transitions between theme,
So intense and dramatic is the first move-
ment that the usual slow movement is omit-
ted in favor of a light scherzo in fugal style.
This was a decision made necessary by
aesthetic demands. A further subtlety in
this connection is Beethoven's choice of a
light movement of reflective character rather
than one of witty abandon. The latter would
surely have been as much out-of-place as
would a profound adagio.
. * * *
IN KEEPING with the generally serious
mood of the quartet, the Minuet is more
intense and dramatic than its name
would imply. This is due mainly to three
factors: 1) minor mode, 2) changes of har-
mony occurring on almost every beat. and
3) strong accents placed on those beats

which are normally considered "weak." This
movement serves the function both of re-
capturing some of the mood of the first
movement and of leading smoothly into the
impetuous last. In order to make this tran-
sition even more convincing, the composer
directs that the Da Capo (repeat of the
minuet) be taken at a faster tempo.
The last movement is written in the
well-known rondo form in which the
theme or sub ject matter reappears again
and again after contrasting materials are
introduced. Although marked a brisk
"allegro," this exciting movement still
retains its dramatic aspects by the use
of devices such as the strong and insistent
cadences and the sudden surges of dy-
namics from the gently soft to the robust
loud.
Having studied the musical symbols and
directions recorded by the composer, the
interpreters now undertake the task of
agreeing on a manner of recreating this
music in a way that will make the inten-
tions of both the composer and the perform-
ers quite clear. It seems obvious that any
art-form which requires a "middle-man" or
performer for its presentation will be "in-
terpreted" in different ways. This is, of
course, inevitable and certainly, not unde-
sirable. What is of utmost importance is
that the performers beuentirely familiar with
the composer's intent and that their per-
formance, though influenced by their own
personalities and time, be able to communi-
cate the spirit of the composition.
IN THE WORK under discussion, for ex-
ample, it can be seen that, if Beethoven's
intention to write a dramatic first move-
ment and a contrasting light second move-
ment is correctly assumed by the perform-
ers, a decision must be made almost at the
outset as to "just how" dramatic and "just.
how" light. It is quite conceivable that two
quartet groups may arrive at slightly differ-
ent conclusions and yet either performance
may seem "right." And, indeed, either may
be!
Hundreds of decisions of this kind must
be made by a quartet when preparing a work
for performance: many hours are spent in
perfecting the technical aspects of "playing
together" so that the ensemble will sound
unified and the individual player's person-
ality will be temporarily submerged for the
good of the whole.
Now comes the time for the listener
(toward whom, after all, the composer's
and performers' efforts are directed) to
assume his proper role in the effort to
realize an ideal aesthetic experience. He
must try to grasp the composer's mean-
ings, not only in their overall pattern, but
in their subtleties as well. He must decide
whether the performance is "just" or
"right" in relation to the musical prem-
ises set forth by the composer. .He must
preserve an unprejudiced attitude espe-
cially toward a performance of a familiar
work so that he will not block the possi-
bility of a new musical experience if such
is forthcoming. (Evaluating performances
only in terms of favorite records may be
fatal to. the growth of one's aesthetic
judgements.).
The audience is seated; the stage is set;
the lights are dimmed; the musicians are
ready. The composer's work is done but
looks to the performers and listeners for
the successful culmination of a musical ex-
perience. Who can tell, this may be the
night!

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DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

ON THE
WASHINGTON
MERRY-GO-ROUND
WITH DREW PEARSONj

WASHINGTON-GOP Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois paused bya
" the Senate desk of Margaret Chase Smith of Maine the othert
day and remarked:°
"I don't like this a bit, Margaret. I don't like this a bit." o
Mrs. Smith, the first Senate Republican to take a stand againstE
McCarthyism three years ago, didn't have to ask why Dirksen wasp
worried. She knew. Though a member of the McCarthy subcommittee,
Dirksen had ducked out of the meeting on J. B. Matthews; the anti-C
Protestant. Yet he has to be elected in Illinois by downstate Baptist,s
Methodist and Lutheran votes.
Dirksen's worry is typical of other belated RepublicanF
concern over McCarthyism. Because for years the backbone ofs
the Republican party was Protestant votes in New England and
the Middle West.F
As a result, GOP Senators are even willing to take a closer lookA
at other McCarthy committee agents-especially the two slapdash
young men, Cohn and Schine, who zoomed across Europe last winters
exuding drama and headlines at every stop.t
Roy Cohn, who occupies the powerful position of committee coun-
sel, is 26 years old, and got his first leg up the political ladder whenc
U.S. Attorney Irving Saypool, a Tammany product, made him onet
of his many assistants. Saypool wanted to be a New York State judgea
and knew that Roy Cohn's father, who holds such a position-thanksF
also to Tammany-could help him. He did. Saypool is now a judge.,
Single, unmarried, in good health, Cohn has never answer-E
ed a draft call, has never had to. He is a member of the New
York National Guard and also has "important business" in Wash-
ington. However, when it came time to take the annual two-week
compulsory National Guard training last summer, Cohn ducked
out-on the excuse that he had "important business" in Europe.3
He went to Europe and took his mother with him. At that timet
he was not counsel for the McCarthy committee.
* * * *
"VAUDEVILLE" PARTNER
DAVID SCHINE, the other partner of the McCai h so-called
"vaudeville" team, is a handsome, haughty 25-year-old kid with7
a dreamy look in his eye, who sometimes slaps Cohn around as if they
were dormitory roommates.
* Schine also managed to escape the draft, and for a time madeI
motions of being an essential business executive. His father owns the
Schine hotel chain, including the Roney Plaza in Miami, where Walterx
Winchell spends his winters; the Boca Raton, also in Florida, and
the Ambassador in Los Angeles. His father also owns the Schine
theatre chain, largest independent circuit, operating in New York
and Pennsylvania.
Young Schine entered Harvard in the closing year of the
war, 1945, managed to get a draft-exempt job in the Army Trans-'
port Service, thus escaping military duty. Later he became an,
executive of his father's Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, and
when the Korean draft call got hot on his tail, he was classified
as 1-A. However, he asked the draft board to authorize another
physical examination in Governors Island, N.Y., where 'he was
classified 4-F.
The doctors ruled that he had a "herniated disc L4-5 (left ver-
tebrae Nos. 4 and 5) with schizoid personality."
Schizoid, according to Webster's dictionary, is a "type of phy-
chosis characterized by loss of contact with the environment and by
disintegration of the personality-which includes dementia praecox
and some related forms of insanity."
This is the young man whom Senator McCarthy made "chief con-
sultant" of his committee without salary, but with power of life or
death over other people's reputations.
S* * * *
TICKLISH SUBJECT
SCHINE IS DELIGHTED to discuss his career-except when you get
near the touchy question of his military service. Then he becomes
just as evasive as a McCarthy witness.
"Were you a merchant seaman or a Army enlisted man?" Schine
was asked, after he explained he had served in the Army Transport
Service.
"No, I wasn't a merchant seaman,' he replied.
"Were you in the Army?"
"I had an Army assimilated rank."
"What was your rank?"
"Army Lieutenant."
"What kind of work did you do?"
"Customs, immigration, pay roll, personnel," he said -...
"I wish you wouldn't make this one of those personal stories. Roy
Cohn is a much better story. As a matter of fact I was in the 'Naval
Merchant Reserve'."
Schine said he then ran a radio station in Albany, N.Y.
"Is this owned by your father?" he was asked.
"I wouldn't say the company is owned by us. We are only stock-
holders."
NOTE-Schine got in his father's employes' hair to such an ex-
tent that they sent a written petition to Selective Service urging that
he be drafted.
* * ., *
BIG BUSINESSMAN
Asked whether his service in the Army Transport Service had
made him exempt from the draft, Schine replied:
"I don't know. I didn't have to go at that time."

The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of the University
of Michigan for which the Michigan
Daily assumes no editor.ial responsi-
bility. Publication in it is construc-
tive notice to all members of the
University. Notices should be sen tin
TYPEWRITTEN form to Room 3510
Administration Building before 3 p.m.
the day preceeding publication (be-
fore 11 a.m. on Saturday).
FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1953
VOL. LXIII, No. 101
Notices
Graduate Students. The final day for,
dropping courses without penalty will
be Friday, July 17, 1953.
English Department Graduate Pre-
iminary Examinations. The examina-
tions will be given this summer in the
following order: The Beginnings to
1550 July 18; 1550-750, July 22; 1750-
1950. July 25; American Literature,
July 29. All persons planning to take
any of the examinations should notify
the Secretary of the Graduate Commit-
tee. R, C. Boys. 2622 Haven Hall, as
soon as possible.
Tickets are available at the Lydia
Mendelssohn box office for the remain-
ing plays in the Department of Speech
summer series: The Country Girl and
Pygmalion, $1.20 - 90c - 60c; The Tales
of Hoffmann, produced with the School
of Music, $1.50 - $1.20 - 90c. Box office
open daily from 10 4.m. to 5 p.m.
Students, College. of Engineering:
The final day for Dropping Courses
Without Record will be Friday, July 17.
A course may be dropped only with the
permission of the classifier after con-
ference with the instructor.
Personnel Positions with the Y.W.C.A.
The Y.W.C.A. has several fine positions
as program directors in various lora-
tions throughout the country. For fur-
ther information regarding these and
other personnel positions with the
Y.W.C.A., please contact the Bureau
of Appointments, 3528 Administration
Building, or call extension 2614.
PERSONNEL REQUESTS
The New York State Cvil Service
Commission will hold examinations n
September for various positions in the
field of Bus. Ad., Conservation, Public-
ity, Engineering, Social Work, and
Health. Further information may be
secured at the Bureau of Appointments.
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Co.,
Baltimore, Md., has opnings for Civil
Engineers in their Engineering Dept.
August graduates are eligible to apply.
The Michigan Civil Service Commis-
sion has announced an examination for
the position of Economic Research As-
sistant II. Requirements include 1 yr.
of experience in economic research plus
a degree with courses in Econ., Statis-
tics, Math., Bus. Ad. and/or Pub. Ad. or
a Master's degree in Econ. or Bus. Ad.
For applications, appointments, and
additional information about these and
other openings, contact the Bureau of
Appointments, 3528 Administration
Bldg., Ext. 371.
Lectures
FRIDAY, JULY 17
Symposium on X-Ray Diffraction.
1400 Chemistry Building "Fourier Trans-
formation and X-Ray . Diffraction by
Crystals," P. P. Ewald, Brooklyn Poly-
technic Institute, 9:00 a.m.: "Experi-
mental Studies of Crystal Structure:
Methods for More Complex Structures,
as Applied to Other Molecules," W. N,
Lipscomb, University of Minnesota,
10:00 a.m.
Speech Conference. Rackham Amphi-
theater. Morning: 9:00 a.m., Demon-
stration Debate; 10:00 a.m., "The Com-
munications Program," Paul D. Bag-
well, Chairman, Department of Commu-
nication Skills, Michigan State College;
11:00 a.m., "Field of Speech: 1953," Karl
R. Wallace, Chairman, Department of
Speech, University of Illinois.
Afternoon: 1:30 p.m., "How to Get a
Job on Speech," Orville A. Hitchcock,
Professor of Speech, University of Iowa;
2:30 p.m., "The Challenge of Education-
al Television," John E. Dietrich, Asso-
ciate Professor of Speech, University of
Wisconsin.
Summer Education Conference.,Schor-
ling Auditorium. "Developing Demo-
cratic Behavior Through the Elementary
Curriculum," John v. Michaelis, Uni-
versity of California, 10:00 a.m.; panel
discussion, 11:00 a.m.
Symposium on Astrophysics. "Galaxies,
Their Composition and Structure,"
Walter Baade, Mt. Wilson and Palomar
observatories. 2:00 p.m., 1400 Chemistry
Building. ,
Radiation Biology Symposium. "The
Chemical Groups Attached by Radia-
tion," Henry Eyring, University of Utah.
4:15 p.m., 1300 Chemistry Building.

Professor Louise Cuyler of the School
of Music faculty will comment on the
second Stanley Quartet program at 4:15
Monday afternoon, July 20, in Audi-
torium D of Angell Hall. The actual pro.-
gram will be played at 8:30 Tuesday
evening in the Rackham Lecture Hall,
and will include Beethoven's Quartet
in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4, Ross Lee Fin-
ney's Quintet 1953, in which Marian
Owen, pianist, will join the Quartet;
Mozart's Quartet in D major will close
the program. The discussion by Miss
Cuyler at 4:15 Monday in Auditorium
D, as well as the concert Tuesday eve-
ning in the Rackham Building, will be
open to the general public.
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Gladys Tor-
res Lamountte, Bacteriology; thesis: "A
Histrochemical Study of the Phagocy-
tic Process," today at 1566 East Medi-
cal Bldg., at 9:30 a.m. Chairman, Ruth
Lofgren.
Doctoral Examination for Samuel Ir-
win, Pharmacology; thesis: "Charac-
teristics of Depression, Antagonism.
and Development of Tolerance, Physi-
cal Dependence and Neuropathology tc
Morphine 'and Morphine-like Agents irn
the Monkey (Macaca mulatta)," toda
103 Pharmacology Bldg., at 10:00 a.m
Chairman, M. H. Seevers.
Doctoral Examination for Oswalt
Harold Ganley, Bacteriology; thesis
"Characterization and Fractionation o
a Clostridium perfrigens "Type A Fil.
trate," Monday, July 20, 1566 East Med.
ical Bldg., at 9:00 a.m. Chairman, D. J

Faculty Concert: The University
Woodwind Quintet, Nelson Hauenstein,
flute: Lare Wadrop, oboe: Lewis Coop-
er, bassoon. Albert Luconi, clarinet, Ted
Evans, French Horn, with Wilbur Per-
ry, pianist, will be heard 8:30 p.m.
Monday Evening. July 20, 1953 in Rack-
ham Lecture Hall. Their program will
include Bartos' LeBourgeois gentil-
homme, Persichetti's Pastoral, Op. 21,
Weis' Serenade, Mortensen's Quintet-
ette, Hartley's Divertissement and
Thuille's Sextett, Op. 6. It will be open
to the general public without charge.
stanley Quartet, Gilbert Ross and
Emil Raab, violinists, Robert Courte,
violist, and Oliver Edel, cellist, will
appear in the second program of the
current summer series at 8:30 Tuesday
evening, July 21, in the Rackham Lec-
ture Hall. Tile program will include
Beethoven's Quartet in C minor, Op.
18, No. 4, Finney's Quintet (1953) in
which the Quartet will be assisted by
Marian Owen, pianist, and Mozart's
Quartet in D major. It will be open to
the general -public without charge.
Exhibitions
Museum of Art, Alumni Memorial
Hall. Popular Art in America (June 30
-August 7); California water Color So-
ciety (July 1-August 1). 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. on weekdays; 2 to 5 p.m. on Sun-
days. The public is invited.
General Library. Best sellers of the
twentieth century.
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Gill-
man Collection of Antiques of Palestine.
Museums Building, rotunda exhibit.
Steps in the preparation of ethnolo-
gical dioramas.
Michigan Historical Collections. Mi-
chigan, year-round vacation land.
Clements Library. The good, the bad,
the popular.
Law Library. Elizabeth II and her em-
pire.
Architecture Building. Michigan Chil-
dren's Art Exhibition.
Events Today'
President and Mrs. Harlan Hatcher's
reception for the faculty, honoring the
visiting faculty members, from 8 until
10:30 at the Michigan League.
Packing Party. Clothing for the Free
University of Berlin will be sorted and
packed at Lane Hall from 3 to 8 p.m.-
Come for an hour or more.
The Unitarian Student Group invites
all local young liberals to an informal
unprestructisred meeting at 8:30 p.m. at
the Unitarian Church, 1917 Washtenaw
Avenue. For transportation from cam-
pus meet at south entrance of the
League at 8:15 p.m. Refreshments will
be served.
Hillel Foundation. Friday evening
services at 7:45 p.m. Saturday morning
services at 9:00 a.m. Everyonewelcome.
SL Cinema Guild Summer Program.
Cary Grant-Josephine Hull in "Arse-
nic and Old Lace." Walt Disney's "Seal
Island." cartoon: "Mexican Joyride."
Showeing at 7 and 9 p.m., Architecture
Auditorium.
Punch Hour at Lane Hall. 4:45 to t
p.m. Everyone welcome.
Corning Events
Next week the Department of Speech
will present Clifford Odets' new Broad-
way success, Tie Country Girl. This ex-
citing drama of the back-stage life of
an outstanding actor and his wife
will be directed by Monroe Lippmaun,
chairman of the Department of Theatre
and Speech at Tulane University and
guest director this summer in the Uni-
versity of Michigan Department of
Speech. The Country Girl opens
Wednesday night, July 22 at 8:00 p.m. in
the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre and
plays through Saturday night, July 25.
Hillel Foundation: Friday evening
services at 7:45 p.m. Saturday morning
services at 9:00 a.m.,Everyone welcome.
Hillel Foundation: Open House on
Sunday, July 19, at 8:00 p.m. Music,
dancing, refreshments. Everyone wel-
come.
The Russian Circle will meet Mon-
day night, at 8:00, in the International
Center. The program will feature a
play by the Malenjkii BoIjsho Teatr
Group. Russian folk-song singing, Rus-
sian games, and refreshments. All those
interested In Russian are cordially in-
vited to attend.
IF I OWNED Texas and Hell, I
would rent out Texas and live
in Hell.
-Gen. Phillip Sheridan

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Architecture A uditorium
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, with Cary
Grant
UNDOUBTEDLY one of the zaniest pic-
tures ever to come from Hollywood, Cary
Grant mugs his way through insanity, mur-
der, and marriage.
The plot centers around the murderous ad-
ventures of two quite genteel but thoroughly
eccentric old ladies who poison lonely old
men as a form of charity.
However, a sane nephew, a drama
critic, interrupts their charity drive and
attempts to cover up the crimes. Amidst
the wailings of his forgotten bride,*charges
up "San Juan Hill" by one demented
brother, and the intrusion of another in-
sane -brother and his mad doctor friend,
our hero manages to muddle his way
through to a happy ending, in which every-
one either ends up at a rest home, insane
asylum, or on a honeymoon.
Cary Grant has one of his finest roles in
this film and does a splendid job as the
sane nephew. His facial expressions are really
quite wonderful in spots, although he tends
to overact somewhat. But in such a medium
as light comedy, Grant shows his genuine
ability to carry his audience into a world
of frivolity and laughter.
The two aunts, Josephine Hull and Jean

At the Michigan..
A QUEEN IS CROWNED, a feature-length
documentary record of the coronation of
Queen Elizabeth.
WHILE THE above feature has been ad-
vertised as merely an incidental added
attraction to a sentimental and harmless
potboiler called "It Happens Every Thurs-
day," unquestionably it is the only thing of
interest on the. Michigan bill this weekend.
For some reason, however, although it
plays last, it was not expected to appeal to
student taste and was consequently neglect-
ed in the advances.
Apart from the weird psychologizing of
the exhibitor, "A Queen is Crowned" turns
out to be a bold and colorful presentation
of the by-now familiar pageant of coro-
nation which took place in London last
month. The newsreels have worked Eliza-
beth's six hour ordeal to death by this
time, but this is the piece de resistance.
This is the full-scale J. Arthur Rank pro-
duction with narrative by Christopher
Fry, read by Sir Laureflce Olivier. That the
effort should turn out to be a deeply sen-
sitive record of this symbolic occasion
comes as no surprise.
Fry's lines are used sparingly but with well
his own words but those of a more revered
calculated effect; indeed Fry begins not with
craftsman, William Shakespeare, whose
"happy breed" speech from Richard II, as
delivered by Olivier, sets the tone for this
tribute to exaulted faith and constancy,

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