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FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1954


ditPLJ Thte
Daily Managing Editor
HE UNITED STATES ARMY declared open war
on Senator McCarthy for 36 days.
But unfortunately the Army has never engaged
the real enemy . . .. the Senator's 'ism'.
The notion that the people McCarthy and
Cohn called Communists, subversives and fel-
low travelers might not actually be guilty of
aything never seemed to occur to anyone in the
Only when McCarthy's smear tactics involved an
individual very close to someone in the hearings,
were McCarthy and his charges shown for what
they usually are-reckless and unfounded.
When McCarthy tried to label Fred Fisher, a
member of Welch's law firm, as a member of a
subversive organization, lawyer Welch told the
facts and then called McCarthy indecent.
But aside from this rather dramatic incident,
members of the Senate committee and the Army
side persisted in using the Senator's own language.
When he spoke of 130 subversives in the defense
plants, no one stuck in the word 'alleged'.
And when the Senator mumbled about Major
Peress, "the Fifth Amendment Communist," no
one bothered to point out that perhaps Major Per-
ess is not a Communist just because he used the
Fifth Amendment.
The name of Aaron Coleman was mentioned
frequently. Senator McCarthy called him a Com-
munist and so did everyone else, in effect, when
they spoke of him.
The basis for McCarthy's charge against Cole-
man is that one night in 1946 he took home classi-
fied material from Ft. Monmouth to work on and
that he had a class with Julius Rosenberg, exe-
cuted atom spy, when in college.
The Army protested the subpoenas of members
of the Army loyalty boards. But the point was
never made strongly that if a man clears Army
personnel who McCarthy happens to think is a
Communist it does not mean, as the Senator sug-
gested, that that member of the loyalty board is
in turn disloyal and worthy of investigation.
And at the very time the Army was fighting the
Senator in the hearings, it was drawing up new
regulations according to the Senator's wishes.
For example now anyone in the Army who is
under investigation cannot be promoted and
performs only menial tasks until his investiga-
tion is completed.
The Army often initiates an investigation of a
draftee because he has been active in college po-
litics other than the Young Republican Club or
because at one time he attended a meeting of
some suspect organization.
Very often these investigations last over a year
not because there is so much 'on' the person but
simply becasue of Army bureaucratic red tape.
To keep such a man away from security-work
would be a justified precaution. But to keep him
as a private doing menial tasks is punishment
in the absence of established guilt.
Another example of the Army's adoption of the
Senator's 'ism' is the "Undesirable Discharge" giv-
en a draftee at Monmouth.
The draftee was a radar instructor who had re-
ceived a commendation from Army officials for
loyalty, and conscientious work.
He was kept as a radar instructor until he coin-
pleted his regular two year stint.
But his discharge read "Undesirable" rather
than "Honorable."
The reason-while in college he belonged to a
socialist, anti-Stalinist organization.
This case has been brought to light because it
has been taken up by Socialist Norman Thomas.
But there are many persons who have not been
so fortunate. They are forced to go through life
unjustly branded by the U.S. Army as "undesir-
able," "disloyal" etc.
These facts seem to point to one conclusion.
The issue between the Army and McCarthy was
essentially one of power. The Senator simply tres-
passed too far into what the Army considered its
own business.
The issue was not a moral one, and therefore,
the Army has felt no qualms about adopting the
McCarthy 'sm'.

Money and
TWO MONTHS ago, Arturo Toscanini retired at
the age of 87 as conductor of the NBC Sym-
phony Orchestra. The departure from active mu-
sical life of this magnificent artist, whoin a ca-
reer of over 60 years came to be regarded as a
musician of unique stature, was a shock to all
who have experienced the ultimate excitement
characteristic of a Toscanini performance.
Although advancing years presage retirement,
somehow the thought that the Maestro would leave
off conducting seemed inconsistent with the in-
tensity of the man. As time passed, the musical
world witnessed the phenomenon of a great artist
retaining and expanding-well into what is ordi-
narily old age-the concentrated mastery and plas-
tic lyricism that mark his genius.
But the shock was doubled shortly after, when
the National Broadcasting Company announced
that the NBC Symphony was to be dissolved.
To many, this seemed like an act of wanton ir-
responsibility, in sharp contrast with the circum-
stances under which the orchestra was founded in
1937. At that time Toscanini, unwilling to bear the
obligations-of a full concert season, was about to
enter a grossly premature retirement. The Radio
Corporation of America, of which both NBC and
RCA Victor are parts, offered to create for the
Italian master an orchestra which would become,
in effect, his personal instrument.
The offer, with the lighter work-load involved
in weekly broadcasts and recording sessions,
brought Toscanini back to New York, where from
1926 to 1936 he had directed that city's Philhar-
monic in a memorable decable of music-making.
In time, he fashioned the NBC Symphony into a
superbly eloquent orchestra.
Much credit is due RCA for giving us 17 addi-
tional years of Toscanini's art. But this does not
mitigate the barbarism involved in destroying the
glorious instrument he created. Symphony orches-
tras as great as this are not easily come by: they
are the products of a hundred musicians, each a
virtuoso, merging their individual talents under
the direction of a gifted interpreter for years,
until there emerges that myriad of complex and
collective skills capable of fully communicating tle
inner thought of a Beethoven.
Once they exist, those responsible have an ob-
ligation to maintain them. Such orchestras are
priceless, irreplacable instruments, each distinct-
ly individual, each a source of rich joys for its
audience and a means whereby all can partici-
pate in the experiencing of high art.
As if to justify the orchestra's destruction, NBC
has announced that the cost of maintaining it
since 1937 has totalled $17,000,000. But RCA Vic-
tor, according to its press releases, has sold $33,-
000,000 worth of Toscanini recordings, the great
bulk of which derives from performances made
with the doomed orchestra. These recordings, along
with others as yet unreleased, will continue in-
definitely to enrich the coffers of RCA.
Surely, in any case, the principle of maximum
profit should not determine the fate of our cul-
tural institutions. RCA is a corporation of im-
mense wealth and resources. With these should
certainly go commensurate responsibilities. Or
must we concede that the American system, which
delegates so much prestige, scope and power to our
great corporations, is antithetical to artistic values
whenever art cannot contribute to a rising profit
Fortunately, the members of the NBC Symphony
do not intend to disband without a struggle. They
have called upon their old leader for aid, sending
this message to the Maestro in Italy:
'"The orchestra you led for so many years re-
fuses to die; We . . . have reorganized ourselves
and plan to continue as an orchestra. Our first
thought-as always-is of you. It is our profound
hope that you will be willing to conduct your
orchestra at any time you desire. Public res-
ponse is very encouraging ... We eagerly await
your reply."
Whether Toscanini's 87 years will permit his re-
turn or not, the possibility that this wonderful or-
chestra might not die is heartening. Abandoned
by its originators, it may find a securer base in
the support of its vast and appreciative audience.
-Allan Silver

Brief Encounter
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WASHINGTON-Things you may
not know about Winston Churchill:
After Winnie suffered a stroke last
year, he wiggled his toes desper-
ately and persistently every mor-
ning to try to bring back his cir-
culation: "I'm going to fool Eden
yet," he fumed ..Eden is'slated
to become Prime Minister if
Churchill dies ... Two years ago
Churchill confided to a friend that
he wished he had passed on the
way Roosevelt did during the peak
of the war. He said he felt lonely
... But last year the 79-year-old
bulldog pulled himself back to life
by sheer will power.
Tempestuous Life-Churchill has
come closer to death more times
than any other Britis' statesman.
In the Malakand campaign near
the Afghanistan border he was al-
most killed by a Pathan tribesman.
In the Boer War he was captured
when an armored train was reck-
ed. The Boer who captured him
turned out to be Louis Botha, who
later became first prime minister
of Transvaal ... Arriving by boat
in India he fell off the dock and
saved himself by grabbing a moor-
ing rope ... In World War I he
was serving as a lieutenant colonel
and left his underground trench to
meet a general. The general never
kept the appointment. When Chur-
chill got back to his trench it had
been blown to smithereens ...
When 18, while being chased by
his brother and cousin in a game
at Lady Winborne's home, Chur-
chill jumped from a bridge to the
tops of some young pine trees be-
low. The drop was 30 feet, and he
ended up in bed for three months
... In New York forty years later,
Churchill stepped off the curb and
was hit by a taxi driven by Mario
Constasino. Quitedbadly injured, he
exonerated the driver, and man-
aged to fill all but ten of 45 lec-
ture engagements.
Impossible Youth-In school at
Harrow, Churchill, according to
biographer John Coulter, was
"mentally unawake except when
up to mischief." . . . Once he threw
Charles Amery into the Harrow
pool. Later Amery became his bio-
grapher and served in Churchill's
World War II cabinet ... Only one
man came to hear Churchill's first
speech. It was scheduled to defend
the "Entertainment Protection
League" and attack those who
wanted to ban music halls. When
only one man came to hear him,
Churchill hocked the watch given
him by his father and went out on
the town ... Churchill's father was
Lord Henry Spencer Churchill.
His mother was Jennie Jerome of
Rochester, N.Y. ... When told by
Field Marshal Slim that the army
would adopt a "bastard rifle-
half American, half British," Chur-
chill replied with solemn gravity:
"My dear Marshal, aren't you be-
ing a trifle careless with your
words? Have you forgotten that I
too am half American, half Brit-
Four Wars--Churchill studied not
at Oxford or Cahbridge, but at the
British West Point, Sandhurst. He
had a hard time getting in, didn't
make it until the third try. But he
graduated eighth in his class ...
Within five years after graduation,
Churchill managed to get into four
wars ... He was an observer for
the British army in the Spanish-
American War in Cuba; went to
the Malakand campaign as a news-
paperman-since the British army
wouldn't take him as an officer;
also covered the Nile War and the
Boer War . . . Much later he be-
came secretary of war during
World War I and was responsible
for the tragic decision to attack at
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night talking to Harry Hopkins.
Worn out, FDR always retired
earlier. U.S. military men disliked
these visits, felt Churchill put his
views across late, when they had
departed and he was left alone
with Hopkins ... Winnie wore a
crimson and gold kimono, loose
bedroom slippers, used to flap
down the White House hall to
FDR's room. He got up just be-
fore noon, drank champagne at
lunch, slept in the afternoon, and
polished off a bottle of brandy dur-
ing the evening ... Mrs. Roose-
velt was never too happy about
Wi.nnie's visits, usually left town
hen he arrived.
Churchill's War Politics-Winnie
was dead opposed to the second
front across the English Channel.
That was one reason Stalin hated
him. He wanted to wear the Ger-
mans out in Italy and the Balkans,
which he called the soft underbelly
of the Axis .... U. S. generals
claimed the belly was anything but
soft .... When General Al Wede-
meyer, Chief of U.S. War Plans,
brusquely opposed Churchill's ideas
on a Mediterranean war, Winston
arranged to have Wedemeyer trans-
ferred to China . .. It wasrWinnie
who helped pick Gen. Charles de
Gaulle and made him the exiled
leader of the Free French, a de-
cision he's sometimes regretted ...
Another dubious decision was his
instruction to General Skobie to
"treat Athens as a conquered city."
It was this instruction plus Skobie's
shooting down of Greek civilians
in the streets which turned the'
Greeks against the allies and aided
the Communists .... Another his-
toric decision was Churchill's re-
mark: "I was not made prime
minister to liquidate the British
empire." He said this in connec-
tion with FDR's proposal to give
Hong Kong back to China thereby
strengthening Chiang Kai-Shek -
Chiang packed up and started to
leave the Cairo conference after
Churchill's turndown .... Histori-
ans may claim that failure to bol-
ster Chiang, plus failure to push
the China-Burma front was hat
really made China go Communist.
Churchill The Author-Churchill
has written 33 books including one
novel, "Savrola." ... First book
was "The Life of Lord Randolph
Churchill," a best - seller which
paid him $40,000 .... His books
on World War I brought him $100,-
000, while his recent books on
World War II will net him of a
million .... Challenged in Parlia-
ment while speaking for Ireland,
Churchill once threw a book in the
face of Ronald McNeill. It was not
his book, but a copy of parliament-
ary rules and etiquette.
(Copyright, 1954, by the Bell Syndicate)
Sixty-Fourth Year
Edited and managed by students of
the University of Michigan under the
authority of the Board in Control of
Student Publications.

Sir Winston
The British people threw Win-
ston Churchill out of office in 1945
for two reasons.
They had fallen for the pie-in-the-
sky promises of the Socialists, and
they didn't think the great war
leader was the man to guide them
to peace. E
The Socialists messed up the
country's economy and Churchill
was called back, but the 1945 ex-
pression of doubt still rankled. As
his age began to show more and
more, he became obsessed with
the idea that he could also gain a
place in history as a man of peace.
His efforts in this direction,
which have brought him very
close to the frame of mind which
possessed British diplomats when
they went to Munich in 1938, have
also produced a very serious policy
split with the United States.
So Friday's meeting in Washing-
ton was arranged to see if some-
thing could be done about it. But
Anthony Eden, Churchill's com-
panion on the trip and heir ap-
parent, just about tore up the con-
ferences before they began with
his speech in Parliament Wednes-
Washington officials had expect-
ed Britain to agree, once the Ge-
neva conferences proved ineffec-
tive, to get down to business on es-
tablishment of a Southeast Asian
security pact.
But Eden came up with a codi-
cil. Such a security pact is all
right, he said, but it should go
hand in hand with an Asiatic Lo-
carno in which Red China would
Join in guaranteeing an Indochina
settlement. The Locarno idea
harks back to one of the long se-
ries of Churchill trial balloons.
Eden's speech was badly timed
in that it came just when Premier
Mendes-France, who is suspected
in the United States of being will-
ing to accept a cease-fire in Indo-
china at any price, was conferring
at Bern with Red Chinese Premier
Chou in what Sen. Knowland de-
scribed as the preparation of a
"Far Eastern Munich."
Eden gave indications of being
prepared to go along with almost
any settlement France might
Eden did all Europe a disserv-
ice, too, by being so outspoken
just at the time when a fight is
developing in Congress over the
new foreign aid program. The
House Foreign Affairs Committee
has just approved the President's
proposals, in the main, in the
knowledge that a heavy floor fight
was probable. This prospect, al-
ready fired up by what many
Americans consider France's fail-
ure to carry her share of the part-
nership, is now enhanced by in-
creasing dissatisfaction with Brit-
Fior Eisenhower
IT IS A little ironic to see a
group of twenty-three Senators
-all but one of them Democrats
-fighting to turn the Administra-
tion's reciprocal trade bill into
one that actually reflects Presi-
dent Eisenhower's own views. They
will probably not succeed in their
effort; the simple one-year ex-
tension of the recently expired
Reciprocal Trade Agreements Act
will presumably be approved; and
President Eisenhower will have to
renew his battle next year for a
realistic liberalization of the coun-
try international trade policies.
Whatever the outcome, the
Democrats' effort is worth while
because it re-emphasizes the de-
sirability of enlarging and ex-

panding the reciprocal trade pro-
gram, as President Eisenhower
himself desires to do, rather than
narrowing and contracting it, as
the die-hard protectionist wing
of the Republican party would do.
One does not have to accept all
the arguments and implications
of Senator Gore of Tennessee,
leader in the battle, to agree that
the international positions of the
United States would be strength-
ened and its domestic economy
enhanced if the recommendations
of the Randall Commission on
Foreign Economic Policy were put
into effect. These are the recom-
mendations that the President has
enthusiastically supported and
that the twenty-two Democrats
and Senator Morse are now work-
ing for.
Because of the intense protec-
tionist opposition to any liberal-
ization at all, the President de-
cided some time ago not to in-
sist on the Randall proposals at
this session but to accept mere
one-year extension of the old law.
Admittedly, it is no mean accom-
plishment of the President to head
the Republican party in an en-
tirely new direction on the trade
and tariff question; and perhaps
the President's advisers were right
in saying that this was the maxi-
mum that could be hoped for at
the current session of Congress.
Perhaps they were wrong, as tim-
orous politicians often are. Wheth-
er or not it is the maximum. it!

The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of the University
of Michigan for which the Michigan
Daily assumes no editorial responsi-
bility. Publication in it is construc-
tive notice to all members of the
University. Notices should be sent in
TYPEWRITTEN form to Room 3510
Administration Building before 3 p.m.
the day preceding publication.
FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1954
VOL. LXIV, No. 38
President and Mrs. Harlan Hatcher
cordially invite members of the summer
faculty to an informal reception this
evening, from eight until ten o'clock,
honoring the visiting faculty. The recep-
tion will be at the Hatcher home.
Use of the Daily Official Bulletin for
announcement of meetings, and use of
meeting rooms in University Buildings
will be restricted to officially recognized
student organizations.
For procedures and regulations relat-
ing to student organizations officers are
Copies are available in the Office of
Student Affairs.
Student Organizations planning to be
active during the summer session must
register in the Office of Student Affairs
not later than July 2. Forms for regis-
tration are available in the Office of
Student Affairs, 1020 Administration
Standards of Conduct
ALL students, graduate and under-
graduate, are notified of the following
standards of conduct:
Enrollment in the University carries
with It obligations in regard to conduct
not only inside but outside the class-
rooms and students are expected to con-
duct themselves in such a manner as to
be a credit to themselves and to the
University. They are amenable to the
laws governing the community as well
as to the rules and orders of the Uni-
versity officials, and they are expected
to observe the standards of conduct ap-
proved by the University.
Whenever a student, group of stu-
dents, society, fraternity, or other stu-
dent organization fails to observe eith-
er the general standards of conduct as
above outlined or any specific rules
which may be adopted by the proper
University authorities, or conducts him-
self or itself in such a manner as to
make it apparent that he or it is not
a desirable member or part of the Uni-
versity, he or it shall be liable to dis-
ciplinary action by the proper Univer-
sity authorities. Specific rules of con-
duct which must be observed are:
Intoxicating beverages. The use or
presence of intoxicating beverages in
student quarters is not permitted.
(Committee on Student Conduct, July,
Women Guests in Men's Residences.
The presence of women guests in men's
residences, except for exchange and
guest dinners or for social events or
during calling hours approved by the
Office of Student Affairs, is not permit-
ted. This regulation does not apply to
mothers of residents. (Committee on
Student Conduct, January, 1947.)
(Fraternitiesrwithout resident house
directors and fraternities operating as
rooming houses during the summer have
no calling hour privileges and may en-
tertain women guests only at exchange
or guest dinners or for social events ap-
proved by the Office of Student Af-
Responsibility for Maintaining Stan-
dards of Conduct. Student organizations
are expected to take all reasonable meas-
ures to promote among their members
conduct consistent with good taste and
to endeavor by all reasonable means to
insure conformity with the foregoing
standards of conduct.
University students or student organ-
izations are responsible for their guests'
compliance with the standards of con-
Any student-sponsored function at
which conditions arise that are Injuri-
ous to the prestige of the University
may be abolished by the Committee on
Student Affairs. (Regents' Proceedings,
May 1923.)
It is the joint responsibility of the
chaperons and the president of the or-
ganization sponsoring a social event to
see the University regulations are ob-
served, particularly those relating to
conduct, presence of women guests, and
use of intoxicants (Committee on Stu-
dent Affairs, November 13, 1946)
Registration of Social Events:
Social events sponsored by student or-
men are to be present must be approv-
ganizations at which both men and wo-
ed by the Dean of Students. Applica-
tion forms and a copy of regulations
governing these eventsmay be secured
In the Office of Student Affairs, 1020
Administration Building. Requests for

approval must be submitted to that of-
fice no later than noon of the Mon-
day before the event is scheduled. A
list of approved social events will be
published in the Daily Official Bulle-
tin on Thursday of each week.
Exchange and Guest Dinners may be
held in organized student residences
(operating a dining room) between 5:30
p.m.-8 p.m. for weekday dinners and.
between 1 p.m.-3 p.m. for Sunday din-
ners. These events must be announced
to the Office of Student Affairs at
least one day in advance of the sched-
uled date. Guest chaperons are not re-
Calling Hours for Women in Men's
Residences. In University Men's Resi-
dence Halls, daily between 3 p.m.-10:30
p.m.; Nelson International House, Fri-
day, 8 p.m.-12 p.m.; Saturday 2:30 p.m.
-5:30 p.m. and from8 p.m.-12 p.m.;
Sunday, 1 p.m.-10:30 p.m. This privi-
lege applies only to casual calls and
not to planned parties.,
Women callers in men's residences are
restricted to the main floor of the resi-
Any veteran who is eligible for, and
wants, education and training allow-
ance under Public Law 550 (Korea G.I.
Bill) MUST report to Office of Veter-
ans' Affairs, Room 555 Administration
Building between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of this
week if he is enrolled in the University
for the first time. He must have with
him his tuition receipt and any Veter-
ans Administration forms he may have

Ushers are urgently needed for Anna
Russell concert at Hill Auditorium on
Monday, July 19. If you are interested
in ushering for this concert, please re-
port to Mr. Warner at Hill Auditorium
between 5 and 6 p.m. during the week
of June 28.
R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co., Chicago,
Ill., is interested in hearing from August
men graduates in Bus. Ad. or LS&A
who are looking for positions in Sales,
Administration, and Manufacturing.
The Gardner Board & Carton Co.,
Middletown, Ohio, has a position open
in Industrial Relations for a man grad-
uate in Bus. Ad. or LS&A. Experience
is not required.
A Major Michigan Industry is cur-
rently in the market for August grad-
uates or returning veterans who are In-
terested in a promising business execu-
tive career.
Fortadditional information concern-
Ing these and other employment op-
portunities, contact the Bureau of Ap-
pointments, 3528 Administration Bldg.,
Ext. 371.
Seminar in Mathematical Statistics. Or-
ganizational meeting will be heldi4
Room 3020 Angell Hall at 12 noon. Fri
day, June 25.
Friday afternoon, June 25, 2 :00-4:0
p.m, in the Architecture AuditorirM
will be the first showing In Michigan.
of the Hallmark Playhouse two hout
television production of KING RICH-
This film will be available free dur-
ing the coming year to English teach-
ers, and the showing this afternoon will
provide the only opportunity you will
have to preview this film.
Full details on procurement of the
film for use in your classes next year
will be given at the showing.
The showing will last two hours, and
will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m.
International Congress on Nuclear En-
gineering, auspices of the American In
stitute of Chemical Engineers. Techni-
cal sessions. 9:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M.
Association for Computing Machinery
Annual Meeting, auspices of the Col-
lege of Engineering. Technical sessions.
9:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M., Angell Hall.
Michigan Writers' Conference, auspices
of the Department of English Language
and Literature. Morning session. "Lt-
erary Markets and Marketing." Ann
Watkins, literary agent, New York City,
10:30 a.m., 1035 Angell Hall. Afternoon
session. Individual'manuscript confer-
ences 2:00 p.m., Hopwood Room.
University Lecture, auspices of Uni-
versity Botanical Gadens, "The Nat-
ural History of New Caledonia," Dr. M
G. Baumann-Bodenhelm of the Bot-
anical Garden of Zurick, Switzerland.
4:15 P.M. Auditorium B, Angell Hall.
Academic Notices
Sports and Dance Instruction-Wo-
men Students
Classes in golf; tennis; swimming;
posture,, figure and carriage; and mo-
dern dance are open to all women stu-
dents registered in summer school. Tak
advantage of this free Instruction!
Equipment for all activities is available
for class use. Sign up for classes now In
Barbour Gymnasium, Office 15.
Clements Library. Rare aStronomica
General Library. Women as Authors.
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Egyp
tian Antiquities-a loan exhibit from
the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New
York City. Museum Hours, Monday
through Friday 1-5; Sunday 2-5.
Michigan Historical Collections. The
University in 1904.
Museum of Art. Three Women Paint-
Museums Building, rotunda exhibit.
Indian costumAs of the North Ameri-
can plains.
Events Today
Lydia Mendelssohn Box Office is open
today from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. for the
sale of season tickets for the Depart-
ment of Speech summer plays. Includ-
ed on the series are Shakespeare's HAM
LET, July 7-10; Mary Chase's MRS. Mc-
THING, July 21-24; Sheridan's THE CRI-
TIC, July 28-31; and Mozart's opera
School of Music, August 5, 6, 7 and 9
Season tickets are $6.00-$4.75-$3.25.
International Students are guests this
afternoon at the S.R.A. Punch Hour at
Lane Hall from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Spont
sored by the International Committee

of Inter-Guild, this informal occasion
will introduce the student directors of
Coming Events
Excursion to Henry Ford Museizn,
Greenfield Vilage & Edison Institute'
ending with dinner at Belle Isle and
Band Concert. Saturday-9 a.m. to mid-
night. $1.50 plus food. Call Lane Hall
(NO 3-1511, extj 2851) for reservation
by Wednesday night.
Seventh Annual Conference on Aging.
June 28-30.







Architecture Aiuditorium ..
VIVA ZAPATA, with Marion Brandon and Jean
The excellence of this picture has not gone un-
mentioned, and the reasons for it are plain.
Besides having Marlon Brando as its star, some-
where in Hollywood John Steinbeck, Darryl Zan-
uck, and Elia Kazan pooled their talents with the
effectiveness they are capable of, and the re-
sulting film is a quiet masterpiece. There are no
splashy concoctions here, just a simple story of
ignorant people trying to save themselves and
their land. u
Zapata himself was little more than a bandit,
a strong-willed but ordinary man who fought
hard and thought little. But the effect of his
strength on the people was enough to make them
shake off their indigence and defend their tra-
ditional lands against the power-hungry soldiers
who ruled Mexico.
Of the relatively unimportant bandit Stein-
beck has created a "people's hero," and the
story has all of Steinbeck's understanding of
the common toiler. His knowledge of Mexico
and the wit of simple men makes this a pic-
ture with few technical flaws and a great deal
of the subtle relief which such a film requires.
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wonder whether his versatility can match Clift's.
In "Viva Zapata" he is again a rough, good young
man whose violent actions mask shrewdness and
Jean Peters plays a very subsidiary part--
just as the remainder of the cast does-and
like them she responds appropriately to Bran-
do. Her function is simply to highlight Zapata's
restless nature, and this much she can manage
capably. Anthony Quinn, who portrays Zapa-
ta's brother, is a cruder sort of man, a hard-
drinking fast-living bandit whose impetuosity
is contrasted with Brando's simple honesty.
There are a few stock characters, and Stein-
beck is again rather sketchy in maintaining any
sort of continuity between his excellent scenes,
but for the most part this is the kind of film of
which Hollywood is eminently capable but unusu-
ally chary.
-Tom Arp
New Books at Library
Simenon, Georges - Tidal Wave; New York,
Doubleday, 1954.
Bryan, J. Aircraft Carrier; New York, Ballantine
Books, 1954.
Caldwell, Taylor-Never Victorious, Never De-

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