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THE 1T, ICHIGAN DAIL Z

FRIDAY, JULY 9, 1154

PAGE TWO THE MICHIGAN DAIlY FRIDAY, JULY 9. 19M'

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The Republicans and Red China

"Look - I've Got to Have More Support"

CONGRESS currently offers us an extraordinary
display of what Senators Lehman and Ful-
bright have correctly diagnosed as "political im-
maturity."
Sen..Knowland (R. Calif.) proclaims that if Com-
munist China is admitted to the U.N., he will re-
sign as majority leader of the Senate and campaign
to get America out of the U.N. He also threatens
resolutions asserting that China's entry would be
the equivalent of appeasement and cutting off U.S.
financial support of the U.N. in that event.
Senator Johnson (D-Texas), the minority
leader, endorses Knowland's position. Michigan's
own Rep. Kit Clardy offers a House resolution
expressing the sentiment that if China gets in,
we should get out.
Certainly the President, who strongly opposes
Chinese membership, will not follow the foolish
course of abandoning the U.N., thus presenting it
free of charge to the Russians. In pacifying the
Congressional wild-men, he has not said so forth-
rightly. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats have come
to his aid, offering a compromise resolution that
reaffirms opposition to Chinese membership but
omits mention of an American withdrawal.
With the exception of Sen. Johnson, this burst
of ill-considered rage is largely a Republican
affair. It centers about that group of Congress-
men for whom Chiang Kai-Shek is the Hope of
Democracy ,and the U.N. a dangerous excursion
into internationalism. As such, it demands analy-
sis in relation to the American political scene.
Unless the President speaks out clearly and de-
cisively-something he almost never does in do-
mestic matters-the matter of China and the U.N.
may well become a campaign issue this fall. Sen.
Knowland has already called for every candidate
to announce his position on China, the implication
being that anyone not willing to pay any price to
keep Peiping out of the U.N. forever and ever will
get his head chopped off at the polls.
The Republicans, no doubt, would dearly love
to campaign on such an issue. It's a natural-it
has *everything. How easy it would be to treat
it as an appeal to patriotism and a test of loy-
alty! What good American would vote for men
who are not willing to destroy the U.N. if those
who fought American boys in Korea are permit-
ted to joint it? What an opportunity to stand
nobly on the peaks of Outraged Moral Principle!
Why, it staggers the political imagination!
And it also offers the Republicans a chance to
avoid discussing such unpleasantries as the farm
problem, unemployment, a tax law more solicitous
of stock-holders than workingmen, the defeat by
Republican Congressmen of the President's over-
modest housing program for low-income families,
and the ghastly spectacle of McCarthyism on tele-
vision.
Republicans must fear that if they go to the peo-
ple this fall on their record of the past 2 years, the
voters will reject them. GOP leaders ,recall that
Eisenhower's 1952 landslide left Congress just bare-
ly Republican.

If domestic issues are aired this November, the
Republicans may expect defeat: most Americans
are people of modest incomes who don't own stocks.
And in foreign policy, the Republicans can claim
no spectacular success.
They would no doubt prefer to campaign on
something other than their own record. The game
of receiving the voters in November with an assum-
ed liberalism and betraying them in June with a
narrow conservatism cannot be played forever.
Fortunately for the country, they cannot turn
again to McCarthy and his rich stock of phony
issues. Though it required the national humiliation
of the Schine affair, too many voters are now sen-
sitive to McCarthy's appalling demagoguery.
To supply the need for false issues, Vice-
President Nixon hays been touring the land, dis-
seminating the notion that the Democratic Party
is to blame for all our misfortunes. Nixon has
been playing the role of dignified hatchet-man
with zest and on a grand scale. The Communist
aggression in Korea, the fall of Chiang Kai-
Shek's venal and rotted government, even-he
has hinted-the existence of Russian imperial-
ism itself, are traceable to Democratic chicanery
or ineptitude. This is nothing but an echo of
McCarthy's "20 years of treason" line.
And now comes the affair of Red China. If the
Republicans can emotionalize the issue of U.N.
membership for Peiping with the symbolism of en-
raged patriotism, their problems this fall may be
solved.
They will try, if possible, to make the Issue a
loyalty test. "No good American" will stand for it,
said Sen. Styles Bridges (R-N.H.) at a New Hamp-
shire town meeting last week, while berating a 15-
year-old boy for moving the reconsideration of all
applications for U.N. membership. It follows that
all Americans will vote Republican this fall. This
is the sort of thing that led Samuel Johnson to
observe how often "patriotism is the last refuge
of a scoundrel."
In a free society, there are very few public mat-
ters that are a proper test of loyalty. Espionage is
one of them. But most, like the question of what
to do about U.N. membership for China, are de-
bateable. There are many reasons why perfectly
good Americans might be willing to pull down the
cooperative defenses of freedom in a rage over
Chinese admittance to the U.N.
The Administration's policy-and the Demo-
crats'-is to fight Chinese entry at this time. There
are sound reasons for this: the Chinese have en-
gaged in a war against U.N. forces in Korea, and
have yet to demonstrate their ability to bargain in
good faith in Indochina.
But it would be cheap and unforgivable were
powerful Republicans to exploit the issue in an ir-
responsible manner, as they have begun to do. The
consequences could be serious, not only for the in-
ternational struggle against Communism but also
for the health of American politics.
--Allan Silver

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The Dramatic Arts Center--A
Need for Experimentation

THEATERGOERS, saddened by the collapse of
Arts Theatre last winter, must certainly be
gratified by the progress being made in the forma-
tion of a Dramatic Arts Center in Ann Arbor.
The Center movement, inspired by a group of
local citizens, appears to be in good financial con-
dition (which Arts Theatre never was), and is
steadily becoming a well organized group, which
promises to give Ann Arborites an organization
which will both teach and produce plays.
Since the group is still in its formative stage,
perhaps a few suggestions would be in order.
One of the characteristics of the old Arts The-
atre was its willingness to experiment with new
plays. Translations of foreign works, and novel
modes of staging, were common and appreciated
fare. The principle behind this attitude seemed to
be that works of Broadway playwrites, past and
present, can be seen in Detroit, or over at Lydia
Mendelssohn, while significant works of art, which
most people will never see, can better teach the
actors and audience to appreciate and criticize
drama. The new center might do well to consider
these policies.

From the economic standpoint, it might be point-
ed out that the Dramatic Arts Center might well
be a risky financial proposition. In the past, Ann
Arbor citizens have supported the Ann Arbor Civic
Players (which gave one or two productions a
year), the Spring Drama Festival, and the various
Speech Department productions. In view of the
fact that local support of the old Arts Theatre was
always lukewarm, if not nil, this writer wonders
whether Ann Arbor residents have reached their
drama saturation point.
Active support of the University student popu-
lation would therefore seem necessary if the new
group is to be put on firm financial ground. In the
years of Arts Theatre's existence, students were
its main support. It would seem that continued
support would be necessary if the new group is
to succeed.
One means of getting this support would be to
get at least one person on the Board of Directors
who could represent the student viewpoint.
With this bit of advice, a successful first season
is the present hope.
-Jerry Helman

WASHINGTON - Vitally impor-
tant American policy involving the
eventual possibility of war has
been debated in the Senate recent-
ly under a two-minute rule. It has
been sandwiched in between me-
morial tributes to a dead senator.
Some senators have protested
that a two-minute limit on debate
was no way to consider the most
important Senate move toward
isolation since the little band of
irreconcilables bolted Woodrow
Wilson and defeated the League of
Nations.
It was at five minutes of mid-
night July 1 that Senator Knowland
of California announced that Sen.
Hugh Butler of Nebraska had died.
In deference to Mr. Butler the
senators, weary from debating the
tax bill, went home.
Usual Senate custom is to ad-
journ for one day following the
death of a senator. But next mor-
ning at 10, GOP leader Knowland
boiled a tribute to Senator Butler
down to a few brief words, after
which Lyndon Johnson of Texas,
the Senate Democratic leader,
rose to pay tribute, not to the
dead Senator Butler but to Senator
Knowland.
In an unusual oratorical embrace
between the two senators who are
supposed to lead opposing political
parties, Johnson referred to the
previous day's threat of "the dis-
tinguished majority leader, the se-
nior senator from California" that
the United States should cut off
all funds from the United Nations
if Red China was admitted. And
Johnson proceeded to back up
Knowland in his bolt against Ei-
senhower Dulles policy that the ex-
ecutive branch of the government
should not have its hands tied in
regard to Red China or anything
else.
"I welcome the statement made
by the distinguished majority lead-
er yesterday," said Johnson of
Texas. "It was profound. It was
forthright. It was typical of the
man we have come to know and
understand and respect."
The tributes to the late Senator
Butler seemed completely forgot-
ten as the beaming Knowland rose
to reply:
"I wish to express my appreci-
ation to the distinguished minority
leader, and also to commend him
for the very statesmanlike and I
believe very sound position he has
taken."
Morse Reminds
Finally Senator Morse of Oregon
got back to the deceased senator
from Nebraska.
"It had been my hope this morn-
ing we would pay the highest re-
spect we could pay to the memory
of Hugh Butler by recessing im-
mediately."
Morse proceeded to pay his own
tribute to Senator Butler, after
which he thrust a jarring, vigorous
dissent into the exchange of or-
chids between Knowland and John-
son.
'I do not share the view that
the speeches of the majority lead-
er and the minority leader on for-
eign policy have been of such tre-
mendous importance or value,"
said the outspoken senator from
Oregon.
"What disturbs me," summar-
ized Morse, "is a growing attitude
that if we cannot have our own
way, and if the United Nations
does not follow a course of action
which we think it ought to follow,
then we will retire from the United
Nations.
"I happen to be one who be-
lieves that even if outvoted in the
United Nations it is important that
the views of a free America al-
ways be spoken in the forums of

the rapier-tongued Morse. But lat-
er, when Lehman of New York, a
stellar senator but not fast on his
forensic feet, supported Morse,
Johnson rose to heckle.
Accusing Lehman of putting
words into his mouth, Johnson in-
terrupted him, then claimed that
Lehman was interrupting him,
challenged Lehman to answer the
question of whether the American
people would disagree over with-
drawing financial support from the
U.N. if Red China were admitted.
"I oppose the admission of Red
China with all my heart, force and
might," said Lehamn, "but that
does not mean we should forever
close the door to consideration of
this matter any time in the
future"
Finally, after Johnson had bul-
lied Lehman further, Senator
Morse came to his rescue.
"I think the senator from Texas
is entitled to an answer from me
to the question he put to the sen-
ator .from New York," said Morse,
Pick Up Your Marbles
"I wish to say that if the United
Nations ever made the terrible
mistake of admitting Red China,
the American people would not fa-
vor withdrawing from the United
Nations ... because they know
that sometimes in the democratic
process decisions are lost by a ma-
jority vote. And the American peo-
ple do not believe that if you can-
not have your way you should pick
up your marbles and go home."
At this point Senator Fulbright
of Arkansas, one of the most dis-
tinguished members of the Foreign
Relations Committee, observed:
"I question the wisdom of set-
tling our foreign policy with a two-
minute limitation on debate. It is a
complicated subject and cannot be
done in minutes.
"I wish to say to the minority
leader," continued Fulbright, "that
if we fail in our objection to the
admission of Communist China, I
do not believe we should withdraw
from the United Nations. To take
that view would be evidence of
political immaturity"
Afterward, Johnson buttonholed
Fulbright in the Senate cloakroom
and scolded him for his speech.
Fulbright replied that he didn't
think Johnson, as the Democratic
leader, had any business support-
ing Knowland, the Republican
leader, without consulting other
Democratic senators. Johnson re-
plied that he hadn't supported
Knowland. But a reading of the
record proves conclusively that he
did.
Thus ran debate on the most im-
portant Senate move toward iso-
lation since Senator Fall of New
Mexico threatened to go to the
White House and remove the bed
clothing from the stricken Wood-
row Wilson to ascertain his con-
dition during the debate over the
League of Nations.
Copyright, 1954, by the Bell Syndicate
Cigarette Cycle
THE REPORTED demand for
pipes in feminine models sug-
gests that a new cycle of smoking
habits may be under way. For
women, always the bellwethers of
social change, are believed to have
had much to do with the pheno-
menal increase in national cigar-
ette consumption that took place
in the jazz decade, and that has
continued its upward climb to the
present. Int he early 1900s the
cigarette was considered sissified
as compared to the cagar, the pipe,
or a plug of chewing tobacco. It
also was in bad repute socially
and morally-Carrie Nation, the
reformer, went about plucking

'America
And Britain
By J. M. ROBERTS JR.
Associated Press News Analyst
Students of world affairs are ac-
customed to depend heavily on
geopolitics, history, cultures and
traditions and a lot of other intri-
cate things for their evaluation of
events.
Less ponderous but probably no
less an important factor, may be
a pound of meat of the kind she
wants bought by a British house-
wife without rationing restrictions.
Oddly enough, the end of meatj
rationing in Britain came when thef
United States was celebrating her<
own Independence Day, marking1
freedom from British rule. It was
also a time when Britain was dis-
playing greater independence of
the United States than at any time
in the past half-generation.
That is not to insinuate that
Britain has kowtowed to the United
States when she needed help and
is now disposed to thumb her nose
when she is pretty close to stand-
ing on her own feet. They aren't
that kind of folks.
In fact, when the point is put di-;
rectly, Britishers are inclined to
deny the well known fact of resent-
ment against the United States,
parrying with a question: "How
could there be, for a nation which
has done so much for us?"
Nevertheless, it is less impolite
to differ with a friend when he is
not actually holding you up, and
the British have taken more and
more advantage of that since their
economic recovery hit a good pace.
Britain has pulled together the
economic pattern of the silver:
bloc which she heads and now has
money in the bank. She will go
to the currency conference in
Paris in a few days willing and
able to work out a convertibility
arrangement.
All Europe is of the belief that
such an arrangement is possible
now.
That means Britain considersf
herself in position to let the pound,I
chief measure of trade with the
dollar area, find its own level.
She's a different Britain from
what she was just two or three
years ago. If her returning strength
makes her feel that she is entitled
to express herself a little more
loudly, it need not be too disturb-
ing to Americans who want their
allies strong.
The Informers
ON THE first page of this news-
paper yesterday a dispatch
from Washington began: "The
cult of the paid informer is grow-
ing in the Federal Government."
The process of informing is - as
Justice Holmes once said of the
not-unrelated art of wire-tapping
-- a "dirty business." The tattle-
tale of childhood becomes in adult
life the gossip, the keyhole-peeper,
the tipster, the informer, the,
agent. Paid or unpaid, it is a dis-
tasteful occupation, and one that
does not become well a free soci-
ety. It implies accusation without
proof, defamation without res-
ponsibility. Yet there always have
been informers, and it is not too
much to say that no police agency
on earth has ever operated suc-
cessfully without them.
The informer who notifies the'
Treasury Department that Mrs. X
is trying to smuggle from Europe
a $10,000 diamond ring may be in-
terested in enforcement of the
customs laws only to the extent
that he receives a share of the

fine as his reward, but he is ac-
tually performing a public service.
The informer who gives the Bu-
reau of Internal Revenue a lead
that uncovers the effort of Mr. X
to cheat the Government out of
$100,000 in income taxes may be
doing so only to vent his spite
against Mr. X; but it is the Gov-
ernment and therefore the people
of the United States who are the
gainers.
The real problem of the inform-
er arises not in this sphere but
rather when questions of a man's
personal life, of his thoughts;,
opinions or political activities are
under scrutiny. Here is where em-
ployment of the informer may be-
come dangerous to individual
rights and liberties. The informer
smacks of the police state; and
we think that most Americans in-
stinctively shrink from his use.
It is reasonable to suppose that
the professional, paid informers,
such as those on the rolls of the
Justice Department, who can be
said to make their living at this
game, feel the necessity of con-
tinuing to "produce" if they are
not to give up their lucrative oc-
cupation.
Informers undoubtedly have
their uses in uncovering elements
of the Comunist conspiracy; but
it is essential that they be em-
ployed with the greatest judg-
ment and discretion. Some in-
formers have been caught in di-
rec"t cntritioienf testimoinv

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, JULY 9, 1954
VOL. LXIV, No. 14S
Notices
Approved Student Organizations -
Summer, 1954
The following organizations have reg-
istered as active for the summer session
and are entitled to the privileges ac-
corded recognized student organiza-
tions:
Chinese Student Club
Congregational Disciples Student
Guild
Episcopal Student Foundation
Gamma Delta
Gothic Film Society
Hillel Foundation
Intercooperative Council
Kinda Nihon Kenkyu Kai
Lutheran Student Association
Michigan Christian Fellowship
Newman Club
Wesleyan Club
The following student-sponsored so-
cial events are approved for the coming
week-end:
July 9
Angell House and Kleinstuck
Phi Delta Phi
July 10
Chinese Student Club
East Quad
Phi Delta Phi
July 11
Phi Delta Phi
Preliminary Examinations in English:
Applicants for the Ph.D. in English who
expect to take the preliminary exami-
nation this summer are requested to
leave their names with Dr. Ogden, 1634
Haven Hall. The examinations will be
given as follows: English Literature
from the Beginnings to 1550, Tuesday,
uly 20; English Literature, 1550-1750,
Friday, July 23; English Literature, 1750-
1950, Tuesday, July 27; and American
Literature, Friday, July 30. The exami-
nations will be given in Room 2435,
Mason Hall, from 2 to 5 p.m.
PERSONNEL REQUESTS
J. I. Case Co., Racine, Wisc., has op-
portunities available for recent or Aug-
ust graduates in Sales, Industrial Man-
agement, Product Design and Develop-
ment Engineering.
The City of Hamilton, Ohio, is re-
ceiving applications for Engineering
Aide IV, Salary Range $4200-$5700, until
August 15, 1954. Registered or graduate
Civil Engineers are eligible to apply.
A Firm in the Ann Arbor Vicinity is
looking for an experienced Secretary,
Knowledge of typing and shorthand is
required.
For additional information concerning
these and other employment opportuni-
ties, contact the Bureau of Appoint-
I tettepi
TO THE EDITOR
Cousin Inez ...
To the Editor:
I CANNOT TELL you how star-
tled I was to read your little
death-notice of Inez Pilk. It so
happens that my maiden name was
Pilk; and I have a cousin by the
name of Inez Pilk, who has, at
times, given lectures for academic
establishments, She is now some-
where in the Far East, doing, I
think, missionary work. I have not
had any word about her since the
last war, when our family feared
that she was killed by the Japan-
ese. So you see there is such a
person as Inez Pilk, a really fine
woman, who has done much for
her fellow men. I would, for her
sake, and for the sake of my fam-
ily; appreciate your printing this
little note to avoid any further
chagrin over which Inez Pilk is
which.
-Mrs. 3. M. Ross
(Lillian Pilk Ross)

Emotion & Dignity .
To the Editor:
I AM A '51 graduate of the U.
of M. in the process of defying
the law of averages and running
for Congress at the ripe ol' age
of twenty-five. I was out of the
country for two years studying
under a Fulbright Grant in my
field of Political Theory and Inter-
national Law. Last year I began
studying at Yale Law School. Hav-
ing been away from the area for
three years, I have lost contact
with many of my friends among
the faculty and student body and
thought this might be an effective
means of establishing contact. I
frankly admit to needing assist-
ance of all kinds-campaign work-
ers, funds, suggestions from poli-
tical pundits. My major adversary
is the present Democratic incum-
bent who has managed for two
terms to sell himself to the voters
on the basis of the reputation his
father established in Congress. It
hasn't taken me long to learn that
being the best qualified education-
wise means little to the voter at
the polls-that what my campaign
or any campaign needs to be ef-
fective-is emotional appeal. So, as
the "underdog" and political novice
among the candidates for the Dem-

ments, 3528 Administration Bldg., Ext.
371.
Lectures
Physics Symposium Lectures: Profes-
sor C. N. Yang of the Institute for Ad-
vanced Study will give a aeries of fif-
teen lectures on High Energy Physics
in Room 2038 Randall Laboratory. The
lecture on Friday, July 9, will be at 9
o'clock a.m. Subsequent lectures will
be at 9 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and
Thursdays.
Near Eastern Lecture Series, auspices
of the Department of Near Eastern Stu-
dies. "The Background of Civilization
in the Near East: The village-Farming
Community and the Appearance of Full
Civilization." Robert J. Braidwood, Pro-
fessor, The Oriental Institute, Univer-
sity of Chicago. 4:00 p.m., Auditorium
B, Angell Hall.
Academic Notices
Make-up Examination in History will
be given Saturday, July 10, 9 to 12 a.m.
in Room 429 Mason Hall. See your In-
structor for permission and then sign
list in History Office.
Seminar in Mathematical Statistics
will meet Friday at 2 p.m. in Room 320
Angell Hall.
Seminar in Lie Algebras will meet ev-
ery Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. in Room
3001 Angell Hall.
Exhibitions
Clements Library. Rare astronomet
works.
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 Collections. The
University in 1904.
Museum of Art. Three Women Paint-
ers.
Events Today
Department of Astronomy. Visitors'
Night, Friday, July 9, 8:30 p.m. Dr. Phil-
ip S. Riggs from Drake University will
speak on "The Solar System." After the
illustrated talk in 2003 Angell Hall, the
Students' Observatory on the fifth floor
will be open for telescopic observation
of Moon, Saturn, and Mars, if the sky
is clear, or for inspection of the tele-
scopes and planetarium, if the sky 1.
cloudy. Children are welcomed, but must
be accompanied by adults.
Michigan Christian Fellowship. Friday,
July 9th. Movie. Lane Hall 7:30 p.m.
This film "Regions Beyond" is a movie
depicting the life and work of a mis-
sionary and his wife in Africa. You are
invited to see it.
Shakespeare's HAMLET will be pre-
sented promptly at 8 o'clock tonight by
the Department of Speech in the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre, Late-comers will
not be seated until the end of the first
scene. All seats are reserved. Tickets are
available at the Lydia Mendelssohn Box
Office from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. for
$1.75-$1.40-$1.0.
Clinic. Fresh Air Camp Clinic will be
held Friday, July 9, 1954, 8:00 p.m. at
the Camp Lodge, Patterson Lake. Stu-
dentsaworking professionally with chil-
dren are welcome to attend. Dr. John
T. Pitkin of the Huron valley Child
Guidance Clinic will be the Psychiatrist.
Lane Hall Punch Hour, Friday, 4:30-
to 5:45 p.m. All students cordially in-
vited.
Hillel Foundation: Sabbath Service at
Hillel on Friday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m.
will feature a sermonette on the Portion
of the Law, to be given by Rabbi San-
ford Jarashow, currently a summer resi-
dent at the Hillel Foundation. All stu-
dents are welcome.
Coming Events
Excursion to Cranbrook Foundation
at Bloomfield Hills, ending with the De-
troit Symphony at State Fair Grounds
in the evening. Leave Lane Hall at 9:00
a.m. Saturday. Call NO 3-1511, extension
2851 for reservation. Sponsored by Lane
Hall. Students and faculty welcome.
SUNDAY: Services in the Ann Arbor
churches.
Michigan Christian Fellowship: Sun-
day, July 11: Our regular meeting at
Lane Hail today at 4:00 p.m. will consist
of a Squash led by Dr. Gordon Van Wy-
len, professor in the mechanical engi-
neering department. He will direct our
discussions on "The Meaning of the
Christian Faith."
Following the discussion periods will
be a social hour with refreshments serv-
ed. During this time we want to meet

you and get to know you all. We invite
you and urge you to attend.
Summer Education Conference. July
12-16.
speech Department Play. MRS. Me-
THING. July 21-24.

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Architecture Auditorium. ..
A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN with James
Dunn and Dorothy McGuire
A TREE Grows in Brooklyn is a warm, intimate
story about people rather than situations. It's
persnal qualities make the episodes in the story
seem a part of a continuous line of action that
never has an actual beginning or an end. Mixed in
with one family's life are fragments of many lives
giving credence to the theory of the interdependence
of human society.
The plot picks up the thread of a poor Irish
family's existence in Brooklyn at the turn of the
century. John Nolan is the legendary singing
waiter whose warm Celtie personality is his only
contribution to the family welfare. His wife, Kate,
maintains the finances while losing her zest for
life among the more pressing material demands.
The children, Francis and Neilly, find their lives

sharply against the drabness of his wife's drudgery
in trying to support her brood.
Dorothy McGuire in the role of Kate Nolan
must be mother not only to her children but to
her husband as well, but unknown to her is the
role her husband plays with his pipe dreams in
making life that much easier for her to bear. Her
search for perfection is rewarded by the know-
ledge that the imperfect may actually be per-
fect.
The two children lend a spontaneity to the story
that makes one feel that adjustment is not absolute
but always relative to each situation. In particu-
lar, although Peggy Ann has the larger role, Ted
Danielson as Neilly is more substantial in his char-
acterization. He meets the exigencies of life with
more zest than the others. He had his father's
cheerfulness and his mother's practicality. You feel
certain that he will thrive and prosper among the
teeming millions of Brooklyn.
One is also aware, constantly, of the fulness of
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Sixty-Fourth Year
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