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TUESDAY. JULY 27. 1954


.ava:s ausxs. r arUL'i iGr t 1+i 7E7'x.

Governor Williams and His
Pre-Primary Campaigning

SOME OF THE politics Governor G. Mennen Wil-
liams has been playing lately have already
backfired and more fireworks could well be ex-
pected after the August 3 primary-leaving a very
red-faced Governor and weakened Democratic
party going into the November elections.
Gov. Williams, a candidate for a fourth term
himself, has thrown his personal support solidly
behind Philip A. Hart as his running mate for Lieut.
Governor. This move on the part of Williams is
unprecedented for a governor prior to a primary.
Williams also threw his influence behind the
late Blair Moody as primary candidate running
against Patrick V. McNamara for the Democratic
Senatorial nomination.
Williams did not snub McNamara as bluntly
as he did Hart's opponent, George S. Fitzgerald,
but he did make an all out effort to link "Wil-
liams and Moody" as twin campaigners.
Now with the trngic and untimely death of
Moody, McNamara is a bitter pill for the Governor

to swallow as the certain candidate to run against
the incumbent Homer Ferguson.
But not only this mistake must be undone. The
fact that McNamara is practically unknown out-
side of the Detroit Metropolitan area makes him
an extremely weak candidate for the Senate.
Apparently, Williams was unaware that Fitz-
gerald would prove such a formidable campaigner
for the August 3 primary. Fitzgerald is sure to make
a strong showing in the primary and stands an ex-
cellent chance of unseating Hart as a candidate.
This would force Williams to coddle Fitzgerald,
a man whom he such a short time ago spoke out
against, as his running mate in November. And
then, should Hart squeak through the primary,
there will be a question as to how Fitzgerald's fol-
lowing will vote in November.
Williams is living pretty recklessly for a Gover-
nor who holds his office by the scant margin c
10,000 votes over his opponent of two years ago.
-Baert Brandt

"Here I Am, Mister"
j -/

co Vv

At Rackham A uditorium . . the success with which the composer states and
develops those ideas. It seemed to me that the
University Woodwind Quintet: Nelson Hauen- works played last night were virtually without ex-
stein, flute; Lare Wardrop, oboe; Albert Luconi, ception skillfully written and effective in perform-
clarinet; Lewis Cooper, bassoon; Ted Evans, ance.
horn. Assisting performers: Sigurd Rascher, sax- The Reicha Quintet which opened the program
ophone; Clyde Thompson, string bass. is a very engaging and lively one, written with
Anton Reicha: Quintet No. 3, in D; Walter Pi- much imaginativeness in the handling of the in-
ton: Three Pieces for Flute, Clarinet, and Bas- struments. The scherzo movement (I cannot un-
soon; Charles Stainer: Scherzo; Jorgen Bentzon: derstand the designation on the program as a
Racconto No. 1, for Flute, Bassoon, Saxophone, minuet) leads the players a merry chase as they
and String Bass; Paul Pierne: Bucolique Variee, toss snatches of thematic marerial to each other,
for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon; Darius Milhaud: then play in the background while waiting to
La Cheminee du Roi Rene. pick up another bright fragment. The finale,
MUSICALLY and interpretatively, this was per- somehow akin to Haydn, though with most un-
haps the most distinguished performance of the Haydnesque instrumental writing is also a very
Woodwind Quintet this reviewer has attended. The charming trifle.
playing was all of excellent quality. The balance, The Three Pieces by Walter Piston are written
which is likely to be a stumbling block in a wood- with that composer's usual conciseness and wit, and
wind group on account of the essentially non- his characteristically acrid harmonic style. The
blending character of the instruments, was han- amusingly bumpy rhythms of the first and last
dIed most successfully. Phrasing and dynamics pieces (especially the last with its apparent shifts
were smooth and skillful, and the group played of meter) and the curious mood painting of the
together with only occasional roughness of en- middle movement make a most interesting suite.
semble and intonation. An instrumental tour de force, it was brilliantly
There was hardly a serious note in the entire played. The Scherzo by Charles Stainer which
program. Just as composers of chamber music for concluded the first half of the concert was a pleas-
strings (particularly those of the contemporary ant composition with a great deal of busywork for
school) seem to feel in duty bound to compose all the instruments.
works characterized by great intensity, complex The Racconto No. 1 by Jorgen Bentzon was a
counterpoint, and, in general a stern musical coun- well-conceived and instrumentally deft piece of
tenance, composers of music for winds are as oft- music which, even if it had done nothing else,
en as not content to write good-humored, light- would have demonstrated how a flute, a saxophone,
weight compositions that neither present nor solve a bassoon, and a string bass sound together. In this
any particular musical problems. This comment case, they sounded very well indeed. The grace-
signifies neither approval nor disapproval. A wort ful and melodic work is based on a march-like
must be judged on the quality of its ideas and on ritornello which recurs during the piece with con-
trasting episodes including, near the end, a really
Chemicals and Cancer amazing cadenze for the saxophone. The flute is
given perhaps the greatest part of the thematic
ENCOURAGING news for everyone who shares content of the work, and the bassoon and string
the fear of the dread affliction of cancer is con- bass provide important though unobtrusive sup-
tained in the report of the Sloan-Kettering Insti- porting parts. The harmonic style is diatonic, but
tute for Cancer Research. "A high percentage of with a certain fresh treatment that reminds me
cures of different kinds of cancer in animals can he of no other composer in particular. There seem-
obtained regularly," says the report, "through the ed to be no really striking climax, and after the
administration of chemicals." The chemical method saxophone cadenza the work seemed to have goVe
of attack on cancer cells thus holds the distinct on a bit too long. But then the ritornello returned
possibility of cure for leukemia and other forms of for the final time, with a new counter-melody for
human cancer now beyond control. the saxophone, and brought the composition to a
The process by which these conclusions have been conclusion which seemed exactly right. Mr. Rascher
reached is fascinating. Reasoning that cancer cells was a member of the performing group for which
much like the bacteria which cause pneumonia and, the piece was written, and it is highly dubious
tuberculosis, scientists hypothesized that chemical whether anyone else can play it as well. Phrasing,
measures similar to those which are effective control, tone quality, and those remarkable high
against bacteria might also destroy cancer without notes in the cadenza were well-night perfect. The
injuring normal cells. The hypothesis was refined ensemble was excellent and the performance as
to develop a synthetic chemical food similar to a whole was well paced.
normal food which would "fool" the cancer cells Paul Pierne's Variee Bucolique for Oboe, Clar-
-which they would ingest but which would not inet, and Bassoon was performed next by Messrs.
nourish them. Since cancer cells need the food Wardrop, Luconi, and Cooper. Another garceful
more than do normal cells, the cancer cells in ef- and somewhat facile piece, it showed the instru-
fect starve while normal cells are uninjured. This ments to good advantage, and made its points
experiment, which was a long shot in the begin- concisely and with a pleasant sort of lyricism. La
ning, has had astonishing success. In addition to Cheminee du Roi Rene, by Darius Milhaud, is of
the regular cures among animals-and "cure" is course the work of a master, and of one of the
a strong word-temporary benefits have already most likeable masters of our century. This suite
been obtained in the treatment of leukemia, or of seven short movements with fanciful titles is
blood cancer, in human beings. something of an evocation of Renaissance music,
With any such report, however promising, it is yet remains pure Milhaud. The work takes ad-
necessary to caution against false or premature vantage of the individual color of the five instru-
hopes. The new technique, even if it is perfected, mnents, and is perhaps the most characteristic
will not be a substitute for early cancer detection; woodwind music on the whole program. It was a
it will at best provide a cure for certain types of high-spirited finish to a most enjoyable concert.
cancer rather than a preventive. -Dave Tice

Aa . n wAsM ,c4e., Pea..,

WASHINGTON-One of the four
octogenarians on whom the United
States is leaning in vital parts of
the world is now in Washington
receiving the deserved tribute of
President Eisenhower.
He is Dr. Syngman Rhee, can-
tankerous, crusading President of
South Korea, without whose stub-
born patriotism Korea would not
be even half alive today; yet
whose stubborness today may ei-
ther upset the precarious peace of
the Far East or prevent the or-
derly reconstruction of his coun-
Dr. Rhee is now 79 years old.
And like another old man, Chan-
cellor Adenauer, on whom we are
relying in another vital area, he
cannot last forever. And because
Chiang Kai-shek also is reaching
the twilight of his years with no
one groomed to succeed him; and
because 79 - year - old Winston
Churchill, our best champion in
England, is certain to step down
soon, realist diplomats are won-
dering whom the United States in-
tends to lean on after these octo-
genarians are gone. Are we
grooming no young men for the
A best, Dr. Rhee can carry on
only two or three years longer.
In Germany, Konrad Adenauer
can remain Chancellor only a
short time. Yet our whole policy
in Germany is aimed at arming
a government which three years
from now may put all the arms
we give it in the hands of the
anti-American forces almost cer-
tain to succed the aged patriot
of West Germany.
In Formosa, with no one trained
to succeed the aging champion of
Nationalist China, how can we
buck Red China's entry into the
United Nations after Chiang is
Unfortunately the dominating
dispositions of elder statesmen are
such that it's difficult to train suc-
cessors. In Korea, Dr. Rhee has
fired 200 cabinet ministers. For
he is the whole show. He is South
Korea. Without him there would
be no South Korea, and unless you
please him you serve not one day
longer in his cabinet.
His grit, his determination have
made Korea what it is today. But
His refusal to cooperate with
others may tear down the very
thing he has built.
For when Rhee leaves this1
earthly scene, as leave he must,
the man likely to succeed hin is
Le Bum Suk, i fascist-minded
undependable who could embrace
communism with the same facility
he embraces republicanism.
Such is our diplomacy of look-
ing to the past, not the future.
On such frail cornerstones is our
policy, in an area drenched with
American blood, based today.
Beaten By Bamboo
When you look back over the
vista of Syngman Rhee's nearly
eighty years you can understand1
why he is sometimes difficult to
deal with. During those years he
has been beaten with bamboo rods
daily for seven months. He has
had oil paper wrapped round his
wrists and set on fire. He hasj
had his fingers mashed so hor-
ribly that even today he blows
on them to keep them warm. He
has had to wear a 20-pound can-
gue around his neck and sit withi
his feet and hands locked in
He has spent seven years ini
prison, 41 years in exile, has had
a $300,000 Japanese price put on
his head. He has been rebuffed.
He has been disheartened. But he
has never ceased fighting for the

in secret caches until he has
enough to permit the well-trained
South Korean army to resume
war for perhaps a month or more.
And the patriot of Korea is just
stubborn enough to precipitate
such a war. After all, he was
promised the unity of his country;
and only on that condition did he
agree to an armistice. He was
promised a satisfactory peace at
the Geneva Conference. But that
conference has come and gone with
Korea hardly mentioned.
He was told by Assistant Sec-
retary of State Walter Robertson,
the man who persuaded Rhee to
accept a truce, that Korea would
be united and that the real danger
was not in Korea but that China
would turn its attention to what
she really wants-the vast riches
of Southeast Asia.
Rhee has now seen that predic-
tion come true. He has seen China
cut another line dividing a nation,
a line of military expediency sure
to become a line of political in-
expediency. Yet the line across
Korea still remains.
Obviously Dr. Rhee, in Wash-
ington today, is justified in say-
ing: "I told you so."
Graft In High Places
Worst tragedy in South Korea
today is the failure of reconstruc-
tion. It has now been three years
since there was fighting much be-
low the 38th parallel. But in that
time little has been done to re-
build a shattered nation. Money
has been spent-large amounts of
money-but there is little to show
for it.
Part of it has evaporated in
graft; for no contractor or im-
porter can do business in Korea
without greasing the palms of peo-
ple in high places.
But part of the troubles is bick-
ering over reconstruction. Rhee
wants a slick, modern highway
built the length and breadth of
South Korea. American generals
haven't relished the cooperation of
UNKRA, the U.N. group for Ko-
rean Reconstruction. They want to
kick the U.N. out, not realizing
the tremendous political advan-
tage of U.N. support.
But while South Korea stag-
nates, North Korea, unhampered
by political bickering, booms. The
Reds are trying to make it a
model for Northern Asia.
Meanwhile, what would happen
to South Korea if the U.S. pulled
the plug of American dollars next
year or even in five years? Those
are the problems faced by the
State Department in talking to
Syngman Rhee this week.
Copywright 1954, by the Bell Syndicate
Sixty-Fourth Year
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the University of Michigan under the
authority of the Board in Control of
Student Publications.

The Daily welcomes communica-
tions from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all
letters which are signed by the wri-
ter and in good taste. Letters ex-
ceeding 300 words in length, defama-
tory or libelous letters, and letters
which for any reason are not in good
taste will be condensed, edited or
withheld from publication at the
1discretion of the editors.
The Complete Statement
To the Editor:
N HER ARTICLE on Dr. Davis'
contempt citation in Saturday's
Daily, Mrs. Au Werter quoted me
as saying that "Had Dr. Davis
used the Fifth Amendment, as I
had, he would have not been cited
for contempt." While this quota-
tion was correct, it was not my
1full statement. Because it was tak-
en out of context, it gave the im-
pression that I was criticizing Dr.
Davis for not invoking the Fifth
Amendment. To clear up any such
impression, I am asking that my
full statement be printed. It reads
as follows:
"Dr. Davis has been cited for
contempt because he had the cour-
age to challenge the very principle
on which the un-American commit-
tee operates. Dr. Davis has taken
the position that since the First
Amendment prohibits C o n g r e s s
from restricting the freedom of
speech and press, it also precludes
any Congressional committee from
probing into an individual's be-
liefs and associations.
"Had Dr. Davis used the Fifth
Amendment, as I had, he would
not have been cited for contempt.
But the basis of the committee's
power would not have been chal-
lenged. Because this issue is such
a basic one, Dr. Davis deserves
the full support of the students
and faculty. I hope that the rest
of the academic community will
act as courageously in this matter
as Dr. Davis did."
-Ed. Shaffer
* * *
Something to Appreciate
To the Editor:
IT WOULD SEEM next to im-
possible t h a t anyone-m a n,
woman or child-could findany-
thing left to appreciate in the the
Speech Department's production of
"Mrs. McThing" after the critics
"clobbered" it.
7owever, in case Mary Chase
or Miss Baird, or any of the others
involved in the performance are
feeling down-cast anddisheartened,
let me say there are those who
found their efforts amusing, pleas-
ant, refreshing-not earth-shaking,
of the "heavy" elements we are
urged to find inspiring (see Anna
Russell for comment), but all can-
not be lost in "Mrs. McThing"
when a fair-sized audience obvious-
ly enjoyed it-whether it was any
"good" or not.
-Barbara A. Logan
* * *
Too Much? . .
To the Editor:
ever since I can dare to re-
member with an assortment of
photographers who, with rare ex-
ceptions, individually and collect-
ively display an absense of the
most rudimentary inkling of the
so-called photographic art, such as
it is. But even the cumulative
record of Daily photographic atro-
cities is forgotten as I gaze with
poorly concealed horror at the in-
credible travesty of the face of
Anna Russel which disgraced the
front page Tuesday. At first, I:
thought this picture illustrated the
victim of a ghastly automobile
wreck; then it appeared that the

photograph was a dope crazed
philosopher who had been blinded
by searchlights. Tearing my un-
easy eyes from the monstrous'
image I notedrthat itwas claimed
to portray one Anna Russel, noted
vocalist. I beg you to ease these
cal systems of your readers. If in-
deed your hydroquinone crazed
photographers are unable to equal
the work of intelligent apes with
box cameras I suggest you make
use of the varied talkents of L. H.
Scott, Gargoyle Art Editor as an;
illustrator and spare us any more
of these lousy apparitions.
-Dave Kessel
PS I wasn't going to write any
of these letters this summer but
this is too much.
Reece Committee investigat-
ing tax-exempt foundations into,
hiding; shame ought to drive itj
entirely out of existence. The com-
mittee began by making itself lud-
icrous; then, having sponsored
what Rep. Wayne Hays, a minority
member of the group, quite prop-
erly called a "fantastic, nonfac-
tual, nonsensical and slanderous
attack on the great foundations,"
it decided to hold future hearings
only in executive session, denying
the foundations, which had been
publicly attacked, any chance to
defend themselves in public. The;
Carnegie Corporation had every
right to denounce this conduct as
it did the other day as "alien to
all American standards of justice
and obviously unfair and preju-

denial of clearance to Thomas1
W. LaVenia of Senator McCarthy's
staff was, as he asserts, that he
once was vice president of the'
American Law Students Associa-
tion, the Defense Department has
used its security powers with ex-
traordinary fatuity. The Defense
Department has refused to disclose
the basis for its action in regard
to Mr. LaVenia and also in regard
to another McCarthy aide, Don
Surine. We heartily agree with the
assertion of the American Civil
Liberties Union that "the men
should have had a hearing, or at
least the charges against them
should have been made more spe-
cific, in accordance with our tradi-
tional concept of due process."
This newspaper made the same
point in an editorial comment on
It is significant that the ACLU
has asserted the rights of these
McCarthy staff members while
Senator McCarthy himself has not.
Perhaps this is because the ACLU
has consistently, in conformity with
its traditional nonpartisan stand
of defending the civil liberties of
everyone, deplored the condem-
nation of men on the mere basis
of their affiliation with some sus-
pect group. Senator McCarthy, on
the other hand, has made it a
persistent practice to assume indi-

viduals guilty of everything charge-
able. to any group of which they
happened to be members. In point
of fact, in 1951, Senator McCarthy
used a tenuous association of Am-
bassador Philip Jessup with the
American Law Students Associa-
tion as an argument for disquali-
fying the Ambassador as a dele-
gate to the United Nations.
It may be that this incident of
the past made Senator McCarthy
somewhat embarrassed about pro-
testing the condemnation of Mr.
LaVenia on so flimsy an imputa-
tion-although this sort of consist-
ency has not usually been one of
the Senator's hobgoblins. So far as
this newspaper is concerned, it
thought, and said at the time, that
it was preposterous to consider Mr.
Jessup disloyal because he had one
been on the faculty advisory board
of a student association that had
later been suspected of being a
Communist front by the House Un-
American Activities Committee;
and this newspaper t h i n k s it.
equally preposterous to call Mr.
LaVenia a security risk if there
is nothing more than past affilia-
tion with this group against him.
In any case, since his reputation
has been besmirched, he and the
public are entitled to know the
charges; and he deserves a chance
to clear himself.
-The Washington Post

The Case of Lavenia





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TUESDAY, JULY 27, 1954
VOL. LXIV, No. 24S
Invitations for the Master's breakfast
are in the mail for those students who
are candidates for the master's degree
at the close of the summer session. If
there are any such degree candidates
who did not receive an invitation, they
may call for their tickets at the Office
of the Summer Session, Room 3510, Ad-
ministration Bldg.
Veterans enrolled under P. L. 346
(World War II G. I. Bill) who will re-
ceive a degree, change course, or change
institutions, at the end of Summer
Session and who wish to take addi-
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4pply for a supplemental Certificate
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Application should be made in Room
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of Veteran's Affairs.
Sutdents intending to take the admis-
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ness on August 4 should leave their
names at the Information Desk in Room
150, School of Business Administration,
no later than Wednesday, July 28.
Law School Admission Test: Applica-
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ing. Application blanks are due in
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CATION in appropriate school office,
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July and return that certification to
the Dean's office on or before August
Cercle Francais: The Summer Session
Cercle Francais will meet weekly on
Wednesday evening at 8:00 through the
month of July, in the Michigan League.
A varied program of music, talk, games
and discussions is planned. These meet-
ings are open to all students and resi-
dents of Ann Arbor who are interested
in France and things French. No prev-
ious membership is necessary. All are
welcome. Consult the League bulletin
and the Daily for place, details, indi-
vidual programs.
La Petite Causette: An informal
French conversation group will meet
weekly through July in the Round-Up
Room of the League, Thursdays at 3:30.
A faculty member and a native French
assistant will be present but there is no
formal program. Refreshments are avail-
able nearby, and all persons interested
in talking and hearing French are cor-
dially invited to come.
Du-Wel Metal Products, Inc., Bangor,
Mich., has an industrial engineering po-
sition available for a graduating engi-
neer. The work involves methods, time
studies, rate setting, job analysis, and
some record keeping. For additional in-
formation contact the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 3528 Administration Build-
ing, Ext. 371.
National Band Conductors Conference,
auspices of the School of Music. Pro-
gram sessions. 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.,
Auditorium A, Angell Hall.
Russian Studies Seminar and Round
Table, auspices of the Russian Studies
Program. "Soviet Economic Trends."
Abram Bergson, Professor of Economics,
Columbia University Russian Institute.
Seminar: 3:00 p.m., 407 Mason Hall.
Round table: 8:00 p.m., West Confer-
ence Room, Rackham Building.
Woman in the World of Man Lecture
Series. "The Role of Women in Com-
munity Life." Grace Coyle, Professor of
Grou Work, School of Anlied Social


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not registered for them must file their
names with the Chairman of Advisers
to Graduate Students, 4019 University
High School, not later than July 30.
Doctoral Examination for Lynn Smith
Rodney, Education; thesis: "The Struc-
ture of Public Recreation in the Los
Angeles Area: A Study of Local and Re-
gional Administrative Patterns and Fa-
cility Development," Wednesday, July
28, Founders Room, Michigan Union, at
11:00 a.m. Chairman, E. D. Mitchell.
Doctoral Examination for Joseph Co-
chincPharmacology; thesis: "On the
Chemical Determination of Morphine
and its Biological Fate," Wednesday,
July 28, 103 Pharmacology Bldg., at
9:30 a.m. Chairman, L. A. Woods.
Mathematics - Education Meeting:
All interested In Mathematics-Educa-
tion are invited to the East Conference
Room of the Rackham Building at 7:30
on Tuesday, July 27, to meet friends,
to hear Professor R. V. Churchill's com-
ments on Current Problems and Needs
in Applied Mathematics, to take a
sight on polaris, and to enjoy refresh-
Seminar in Lie Algebras: Will meet
every Wednesday and Friday afternoon
at 3 p.m. in Room 3001, Angell Hall.
Faculty Concert: John Kollen, pian-
ist, will be heard at 8:30 Tuesday eve-
ning, July 27. in the Rackham Lec-
ture Hall. The All-Beethoven pro-
gram will include Sonata in C-sharp
minor, Op. 27, No. 2, Sonata in A-flat
major, Op. 110, and Sonata in D ma-
jor, Op. 10 No. 3. It will be open to
the general public without charge.
Concert Dates Changed. The Chicago
Symphony Brass Ensemble program,
previously anounced for Monday eve-
ning, July 26, in the Rackham Lecture
Hall, will appear on Wednesday evening,
July 28 instead. The University Wood-
wind Quintet, originally scheduled for
Wednesday, July 28, will preform on
Monday evening. July 26, in the Rack-
ham Lecture Hal.
Clements Library. Women and Woman
in Early America.
General Library. Women as Authors.
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Egyp-
tian Antiquities-a loan exhibit from
the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
York City.
Michigan Historical Collectiont. The
University in 1904.
Museum of Art. Three Women Pain -
Events Today
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre Box Of-
fice is open continuously today from
10 a.m. until 5 p.m. for the sale of
tickets for the Department of Speech
summer playbill. Remaining on the ser-
ies are Sheridan's rehearsal farce, TH
CRITIC, July 28-31 and Mozart's .opera,
5, 6, 7 and 9.
Lutheran Student Association-Hill
and Forest Ave.-Final Tuesday Discus-
sion at 7:30 p.m. Dr. George Menden-
hall, Dept. of Near East Studies, will
speak on "Our Christianity, Is It a Faith
or a Culture."
Square and Folk Dancing at Lane Hall,
7:30-10:00 p.m. Everyone welcome.
The Congregational-Disciples Guild:
4:30-6:00 p.m., Tea at the Guild House,
438 Maynard.
The Sociedad Hispanica of the Depart-
ment of Romance Languages of the Uni-
versity will hold a meeting on Tuesday,
July 27, at 8 p.m., in the Kalamazoo
Room of the Michigan League. Senora
Virginia Steinweg will talk on "El Alti-
plano Boliviano y Chile;" and Senor
Diego Mariscal of the University of
Mexico will talk on "La Nueva Ciudad
Universitariatyla Vida Estudiantif en
Mexico." Both talks, which will be given
in Spanish, will be illustrated with
slides. The meeting is open to all inter-
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A t the Michigan .
KNOCK ON WOOD with Danny Kaye.
DANNY KAYE is superb. Danny Kaye is just
great. I like Danny Kaye.
In Knock on Wood the magnificent Mr. Kaye
shines brightly down on several square miles of
cinematic corn, transforming this unpromising
acreage into a happy-romping grounds for his
indisputable talents.
He survives even the movie's occasional at-
tempts to shove him into a position of oafish
sentimentality. At worst his luster is only mo-
mentarily dimmed.
The story is set in motion by the whisking away
of a set of plans for "the deadliest weapon known
to man" and the stowing of these plans in the
heads of ventrilonuist Danny Kave's two dummies

gross circumstances, in some
own devising.

comic cloud of his

Even so, the exigencies of plot keep Mr. Kaye
nearly earthbound until the action shifts from
Zurich to London. Here he becomes sought by
the police and the two spy rings, and a chase
develops which at last allows him to come into
his own.
In his flight he assumes successively the roles of
an Irishman at a meeting of a Hibernian society,
a wonderfully correct Englishman selecting a sports
car, and a ballet dancer ina Russian troupe. Any
one of these episodes is, all by itself, worth the
price of admission.
The trouble is that the movie's high points are
all in episodes like the ones just mentioned, and
while I found it the most engaging movie to come
this way in a long time, I can't help feeling sorry

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