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East Talk . . .

JAIL BREAK-The cast rehearses a scene from "Fidelio," Beethoven's opera, which will open at
8:00 p.m. tonight in the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater and play tomorrow, Saturday and Monday. Joan
Rossi, as Fidelio, points a gun at Don Pizzaro, played by Thomas Tipton, governor of the prison
where her husband Florestan is being held. Florestan, in chains, is played by William Zakariasen.
Ara Berberian, holding the lantern in the background, takes the part of Rocco, the chief jailer.
"Fidelio" is being sponsored by the speech department and the School of Music.
RE-EVALUATES CLICHES:
Dr. Rabinovitch Discusses Adolescents

When does an idealistic adoles-
cent become a cynical, uncaring
or disgruntled adult?
This question suggests an in-
teresting research project to Dr.
Ralph D. Rabinovitch, chief of the
Children's Service in the Univer-
sity Neuropyschiatric Institute.
Far from being crazy, mixed-up
kids, adolescents find themselves
in a crazy mixed-up world. Ac-
cording to Dr. Rabinovitch, "With
all his problems, the adolescent
has priceless assets which given
proper nurture far outweigh the
negatives."
"In recent years," he comment-
ed, "I have been much impressed
ly the lostness of so many of our
pupils." It is a lostness which
borders on phychic automation,
U. S. Citizens
Find Hostility
In Viet Nam
SAIGON, South Viet Nam (3)--
Americans living in South Viet
Nam have become the victims of
a new and stealthy war of nerves.
American Embassy officials have
received threats against their
lives. Private automobiles of U.S.
diplomats' have been burned or
blown up. Grenades have been
tossed against an apartment build-
ing which houses embassy fami-
lies.
No one is quite sure who is be-
hind the campaign of terrorism.
The Americans apparently are
being attacked because they repre-
sent a government which supports
anti-Communist nationalist Pre-
mier Ngo Dinh Diem.
Fighting Stopped
Though street fighting in this
capital of two million has stopped,
the bitterness lingers on. A num-
ber of groups hate Diem and the
Americans who back him.
The Binh Xuyen society, a band
of onetime river pirates who con-
trolled Saigon's vice industry,
brought the country close to civil
war in April. After 48 hours of
bloody battling they were driven
;ut of the city. They still control
a small section of the meandering
Saigon River.
Another implacable Diem enemy
is Gen. Le quang Vinh, better
known as Bacut, head of the re-
bellious Hoa Hoa Religious army
which has spread terror in Viet
Nam's Far West for years. His
strength has been broken but he
still is a source of trouble.
Underground
The forces opposing the Premier
are swelled too by the under-
ground of the Communist Viet-
minh. Officially the Reds have
been quiet since'the Geneva armis-
tice gave them North Viet Nam
last year, but they still have a
well-organized and efficient clan-
destine network throughout South
Viet Nam.
Many Frenchmen also are not
friendly to Diem.
Workshop Sends
Center Delegates
Seventeen members of a Uni-
versity education workshop are

breeds in the cold, impersonal
corridors of modern life, and at
the sound of a bell, ,shuttles from
room to room with no apparent
purpose.
Relationship Weakened
"We mustn't blame the teach-
ers, "Dr. Rabinovitch said, "but
something is wrong When we de-
sign schools which weaken rather
than strengthens the teacher-
student relationship."
In an article entitled, "Our Ado-
lescents and their World," pub-
Journal of the University of
lished recently in the English
Journal of the University of Chi-
cago press, Dr. Rabinovitch cites
cases, discussing a few child
psychology cliches in the light of
common sense.
1. "Give the boy his head."
Parents tend to take the adoles-
cents striving for independence so
seriously that they pull the family
rug of security out from under
their children.
"In some families." the child
psychiatrist remarked, "It is as
though parents no longer dare to
direct a child after he has reached
the magic age of 16." He added
Counties Hold
Recall .debate
CADILLAC, Mich (MP-A Wex-
ford County move to fore recall
of Rep. Ruth Thompson (R-Mich.)
continued today respite a chal-
lenge from a Manistee County
group. Manistee is part of Miss
Thompson's Ninth Congressional
District.
The move was started earlier
this week by Douglas Fairbanks,
Wexford C o u n t y Democratic
Chairman, and Cadillac City Clerk
Emil Meyer.
Fairbanks charges Rep. Thomp-
son placed her personal feelings
above the nation's safety in pro-.
longing a decision on a proposed
17 million dollar jet air base for
Northern Michigan.
The base, after a months-long
controversy involving Michigan
civic groups, Air Force officials and
political leaders, last week was ap-
proved for construction in Kal-
kaska County, near Traverse City.
Fairbanks said he "Will have
something definite to report on a
recall petition tomorrow," follow-
ing a conference with drafters of
the petition.

that while it is cerainly nice toI
grow up with one's children, it
is also wise to be more mature
than one's children.
2. "Make the amenities fun."
It is perhaps quite appropriate to
want your child to become a
graceful ballroom dancer at 16, but
teachers should stand firm against
growing pressure that such social
graces be forced on 11 or even
ten-year olds.
"The children themselves are
often ready, in fact anxious, to be
reasonable in these matters, and
where the parent's social stand-
ards foster superficilaity and
phoniness, it is all the more the
school's job to stand firmly for
real enduring values."
Life More Gruesome
3. "Comic books are the evil
of the times." Actually life itself
is more gruesome than the comic
books, Dr. Rabinovitch remarked.
It turns out that the really grue-
some ones are more read by adults
than children.
He added that he did not doubt
some horror comics are disturbing
to children, but that modern
bogies such as housing scandals,
tax frauds and professional liars
in government are far worse be-
cause the children have no escape
from them.
"At least in Superman and
Mighty Mouse the child knows that
good. triumphs over evil."
Sex Education
4. "Give adolescents solid cours-
es in sex education." Like most
panaceas, this one represents a
gross over-simplification. It is
helpful to teach the anatomy and
physiology of sexual functions,
but only of secondary importance.
"The primary elements of sex
education are found in family re-
lationships, in feeling tones be-
tween parents and between parent
and child."
5. "It's all became of momism."
Today, Dr. Rabinovitch comment-
ed, the tendency is to equate mas-
culinity with toughness or lack of
feeling. "Well," he speculated, "if
our aim is to raise gangsters, then,
of course, we 'ust avoid senti-
ment at all cost."
Sentiment Important
If, however, we want to product
"thinking, feeling young citizens
capable of spotting potential des-
pots," then sentiments, far from
being a sign of weakness, has an
important place in the school ex-
perience.

Prof. Charles Issawi will speak
on "Economic Trends in the Mod-
emn Near East" at 4:15 today in
Auditorium A, Angell Hall.
Issawi is currently a member of
the faculty at Columbia Univer-
sity. His talk will be sponsored
by the near eastern studies depart-
ment.
Rhetoric Paper ...
"English Structure as an Aid in
Rhetoric" will be the topic of a
paper to be presented at 7:30 p.m.
tonight in Rackham Amphitheater,
by Prof. MacCurdy Burnet.
Prof. Burnet is a member of
the English Department at Mary-
land State Teachers College. The
paper will be given before the
Linguistic Forum which is spon-
sored by the Linguistic Institute.
The program is open to the
general public.
Carillon Concert . . .
Prof. Percival Price. University
Carillonneur, will play a recital
at 7:15 p.m. today of his own
compositions on the Baird Carillon.
The concert will include Prof.
'Price's Prelude 5, Fantaisie 4. An-
dantes 3 and 7, Sonata for 43
Bells, Air and Ballet. It is spon-
sored by the School of Music.
Wilson Cancels . .
Due to "pressing matters in
Washington," Secretary of De-
fense Charles E. Wilson has can-
celed his speaking appeararlce here
Monday ,it was announced yester-
day.
Wilson's talk, part of the Sum-
mer Session's "Michigan" program,
was scheduled for 8:00 Monday,
in the Rackham Lecture Hall.
Four Points . . .
A total of 112 students at the
University earned all "A"s for the
spring semester, 1954-55, the Of-
fice of Registration and Records
has announced.
All "A" records were made in
eight of the University's 15 schools
and colleges. The College of Ar-
chitecture and Design lists two all
"A" students; the School of Edu-
cation, seven; the College of Lit-
erature, Science and the Arts, 80;
the School of Music, five; the
School of Natural Resources,
seven, the School of Public Health,
seven; and the College of Engi-
neering, 28.
Students included in this list
elected no less than 12 hours of
work.
Human Relations...
Experience in how to meet prob-
lems of intergroup tension and
conflict as these arise in school
and community is being provided
by the Workshop in Human Rela-
tion now in full swing here.
The workshop is being offered
by the School of Education in co-
operation with the Commission on
Educational Organizations Nation-
al Conference of Christians andf
Jews.
In attendance are school super-}
intendents, principals and cirricu-
lum coordinators as well as school
board members, leaders in civic
organizations, professional social
workers, ministers and teachers.
Wood Industry ...

FINAL ADJUSTMENT-A member of the Library Staff Record
Club completes the club's hi-fi display in the first floor hall of
the Chemistry Building.
RULE BREAKER
TV Search for New Writing
Talent Turns to Shakespeare

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For those who are interested in
Hi-Fi but don't quite know where
to start, the Library Staff Record
Club has assembled an exhibit
which is now on view in the first
floor hall of the Chemistry Build-
ing.
A book list on the subject also
has been compiled by Robert E.
Burton, a member of the club, and
is available to anyone who is
interested in the Chemistry Li-
brary, Rm. 251 of the Chemistry
Building.
This book list includes some of
the most recent books on four
phases of the subject, high fidelity
sound equipment, periodicals,
acoustics of music and record
guides and catalogs.
Also available in the Chemistry
Library are copies of catalogs and
brouchers from the manufacturers
of Hi-Fi equipment.
Edward Weber, the apresident of
the club, says that this display is
set up to help the beginner in
hi-fi find the basic sources that
are available in the library for
more complete understanding of
the field.
Weber added that there is a

good possibility that the exhibit
will be shown on a larger scale
during the regular school year.
Governor Reburial
Attempt Blocked
DETROIT (A') - The body of
Michigan's first governor, Stevens
T. Mason, will remain buried in
Capitol Park.
Detroit councilmen voted 8-0
last night against a proposal of
the State Legislature to move the
governor's remains to Lansing.
Mason has been buried since
1905 in Capitol Park, the site of'
the first Capitol Building wher
he held office as Governor of the
Territory of Michigan and First
Governor of the State of Michi-
gan.
The council termed the legis-
lative attmpt to rebury Mason in
Lansing a "Hot Weather Boon-
doggle" aimed at gaining pub- 3
licity.
Read Daily Classified,

ME%%'x:

NEW YORK (P) - Television,
hunting omnivorously for new
writers, might well take a closer
look at a talented English drama-
tist who's scored some tremendous
hits with London theatergoers.
His name is William Shakes-
peare.
A few of his works have been
televised from time to time. He
presents technical difficulties be-
mause he breaks so many theatri-
cal rules.
He crowds a state with charac-
ters and action. He seldom bothers
to motivate a character's entrance
or exit. Basically a poet, he writes
in an infectious pentameter, a
practice frowned on by our most
successful producers.
Long Speeches
Noel Coward says no character's
speech should be more than two
lines, but young Shakespeare's
characters sometimes speak a hun-
dred lines. Shunning the modern
situation, this Englishman reach-
es far back into history for his
themes,
Studio One CBS-TV presented
one of his plays last Monday
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evening-"Julius Caesar." It's a
study of political power and the
ironic corruption of men who tiy
to make any means justify their
goals.
Subtlety Sacrificed
This department was fortunate
in being able to read the original
London script before seeing the
American televesion version. The
original contained great subtleties
of thought and characterization.
In cutting a three-hour play to a
one-hour television drama, Leo
Penn sacrificed subtlety.
But in losing subtlety, he did
gain pace. To this viewer it seem-
ed that pace and clarity of mean-
ing were what director on Petrie
was trying to achieve.
To one who has read the play or
seen it in the longer stage version,
the result was flat and broad. The
acting too was shaped for pace
and clarity of meaning.
It's difficult to believe that any-
one who saw the Studio One pro-
duction can now have any ques-
tion concerning what "Julius
Caesar" is about.

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'Auto Insurance Rates Reduced

LANSING (AP)--A reduction in
auto insurance rates approved by
the State Insurance Commission
will save autoists some nearly
five million dollars a year, Com-
missioner Joseph A. Navarre re-
ported today.
New rates for automobile ma-
terial damage effective on a state
wide basis have been approved to
save policy-holders about $4,181,-'
000 a year. New rates for auto
liability insurance, varying accord-
ing to territory, will save about
$250,000, Navarre said.
The comprehensive private pas-
senger premium revenue for
automobile material damage has
been reduced over 20 per cent,'
Navarre said. The reduction varies

duced approximately 15 per cent.
Commercial intermediate and long
distance hauling, fire theft and
comprehensive rate and premium
revenue has been reduced an aver-.
age of 32 per cent. Collision prem-
iums for these commercial classes
have been increased an estimated
25 per cent.#
Liability insurance reductions
have been approved for companies
affiliated wit the National Bureau
of Casualty Underwriters in three,
sections of the state.
Reduction Range
Reductions ranging from $3 to
$6 apply to all private 'passenger
car classifications in Pontiac andI
Vicinity. Reductions of $2 to $4!
have been approved for the Battle
Creek, Jacskson, Kalamazoo, Lans-
ing and Muskegon and their terri-
tories and for North Muskegon
and Parma.
Rate reductions ranging from
$6 to $8 apply to the remainder
of the state, comprising 48 coun-
ties and parts of nine other coun-
ties.
Cars owned or principally open-
ated by persons unmarried and un-I
der 25 years of age will not come

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