THE. MICHIGAN DAILY
Sunday, November 3, 1969
Poge' Two THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Sunday, November 3, 1968
By W. REXFORD BENOIT
Personally, I play music to
forget about my troubles. The
United States of America takes
me into another world, and the
Bonzo Dog Doo-dah band al-
ways makes me laugh.
If enough good music filled
the air (we're getting there fast)
Ronald Reagan, Mayor Daley
and Sheriff Harvey might all
It's a terrible hassle to s a y
bad words about any music, be-
cause that piece of music might'
blues at the Hendrix
be the thing that makes some-
body's Daley or Harvey go away.
Ultimately, the worth of any
piece of music is that it be-
comes something else than it-
self to a listener who can really'
dig it, and I don't want to push
my realities on you, baby.
"Why don't you just say
which cuts are good, and which
are bad?" a friend suggested
when I mentioned that I plan-
ned to write some words about
the Jimi Hendrix Experience's
Despite the realization that
what smoothes my ears might
hurt yours, I wrote down some
notes about "Ladyland." .
The album is importnat
(that's the most objective stan-
dard I could find) because Hen--
drix has a mastery and powerful
conception of the blues. Catch
him in person if you don't be-.
lieve the power part.
Hendrix is a virtuoso lyricist,
almost as good as Dylan, and
the Experience knows how to
realize the potential of his com-
plex compositions by playing
TOGETHER, a lesson learned
from jazz music, I suspect.
Drummer Mitch Mitchell has a
better sense of the appropriate
than Ginger Baker will ever
have, and is therefore much
Not to take away .from Mit-
chell's technical skill. When the
Experience was at 'the Masonic
Auditorium in Detroit, Jimi's
equipment wouldn't work so,
Mitchell and bassist Noel Red-
ding played about.15 minutes of
'fantastic jazz riffs.
with the button store, and Ari-
zona . . . and well everyone,"
everyone still pays the same in-
flated price to record company
moguls to have good music in
If you want to know one of
the places electric blues is at,
call Albert King long distance
and ask him. Or buy "Ladyland."
If the name "Commander
Cody" doesn't mean anything to
you this morning, you probab-
ly didn't catch the band at Can-
terbury House last night or Fri-
Too bad for you.
The here-today, gone-tomor-
row Commander's band (they
form ad hoc to play when
there's a demand for them,
usually disbanding immediately
afterwards) treated us to some,
offered in the highest spirits.
Once I'd made the necessary
voluntary suspension of disbe-
lief, I realized I wasn't the
only person in the house really
enjoying the fun on the stage.
Hopefully, they'll hang to-
gether for awhile.
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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Cinema Guild: Hiroshi Teshigahara's
Woman of the Dunes: Architecture
Auditorium, 7:00 and 9:05 p.m.
School of Music Degree Recital: Louise
Sarkisian, Oboe; School of Music Re-
cital Hall, 8:00 p.m.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Actuarial Lecture: S. Benjamin, Lon-
don, England, "Computer Induced
Changes in Actuarial Science, Room 76
BusinesQ Administration Bldg, 3 p.m.
Zoology Special Lecture: Dr. Ronald
Pfohl, Instituto di Anatomia Compar-
ata, Universita di Palermo, Italy, "Al-
kaline Phosphatase in Sea Urchin Em-
bryos: A Model for Studying the Con-
trol of the Activity and Synthesis of a
Protein During Development," 1400
Chemistry, 4:00 p.m.
College of Engineering Seminar: A.
v. Balakrishan, Professor, University of
California at Los Angeles, "On a New
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November 6, 7
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Between Ypsilonti and Ann Arbor
This is a
Remarkable Motion Picture
Based on fact
"GUARANTEED TO RAISE
TEMPERATES.. sex is
Shindlo's main ojctve and he
rarely lets us los sight of It.
Shindo Is adiscerningand com-
passionate artisan In his treat-
ment of the theme."
-t..Wtlv t Y. Tier.
TASTEFUL! Shindo makes
few films but when he does
his movies ten a story, human
and realistiC."-Wand. Hale.DiyN.w
"SHINDO REMAINS THE
ARTIST OFSIGHT AND
INIGHT! se has tknwa
might be In other hands an ex-
and given it dignity and under-
Election confounds polsters
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and Gallup polls have shown
startling discrepancies, raising
questions of whether their esti-
mations are anywhere near the
The biggest discrepancy oc-
curred in the first week of Oc-
tober. Harris released results on a
Friday showing Nixon narrowly
ahead of Humphrey, 40 to 35 per
cent, with Wallace at 18 per cent.
The next Monday, the Gallup poll
gave Nixon 43 and Humphrey on-'
ly 31, with Wallace at 20 per cent.
The difference of five and 12-
point leads was not easily explain-
ed away by different release dates
nor the normal three to four per
cent error both pollsters admit
may occur in the samples of about
Although there are criticisms of
the method by which voters are
selected for the sample, most crit-
ics attack the meth'od in which
individual choices are found.
" Poll-takers do not make ef-
forts to contact every individual
chosen by complex mathematical
formulae for the survey sample.
Some pollsters do not return if the
individual is not home, or else
talk to a neighbor instead. Prof.
Angus Campbell, of the" Survey
Research Center, insists pollsters
must keep returning until they get
a response from the assigned per-
son to get a proper sample.
* The number of people refusing
to be interviewed has increased
sharply this year over previous
Pyears. Again Campbell says can-,
vassers should keep hounding re-
spondants until they will talk.
A major discrepency between
the polls and the elections can
occur if the pollsters do not weed
out persons who are not eligible
nor likely to vote.,
Poll accuracy increases as ques-
tions are worded to eliminate non-
voters.. Gallup traditionally asked
"If -the election were held today,
whom would you vote for?". Cur-
rently, however, the poll uses a
ine-question format to screen
out one third of the adult popula-
tion as non-voters. A Gallup re-
port on Oct. 27 gave these results
among likely voters: Nixon, 44;
Humphrey, 36; and Wallace, 15
per cent. Among all persons'of vot-
ing age, the figures were: Nixon,
41, Humphrey, 35, and Wallace, 18,
Gallup and Harris polls usually
parallel each other in most areas
of the country except in the major
cities. The differences in estimated
black voter turnout count for the
divergences in their national to-
tals. Gallup estimates 30 per cent
of the black respondants will vote;
while Harris uses a 50 per cent
figure; the different Gallup and
Harris treatments may thus ac-
count for as much as four per
cent of the difference in candi-
The 196 Presidential race is
complicated by the third-party
candidacy of George Wallace.
Wallace's strength in the polls ap-
pears to have peaked and started
to decline about the same time
Humphrey's fortunes began to
Several pollsters suspect there
is still substantial Wallace sup-'
port among persons not willing to
publicly commit themselves. The
heavy "undecided" vote at this late
date in the campaign may be due
either to a switching of position-
among candidates or an unwilling-,
ness to reveal the true feelings.
Both Harris and Gallup have
been making increased use of a
"secret ballot" to detect Wallace
support. Persons interviewed are
asked to mark an untraceable
ballot and put it into a box with
other secret ballots. In the secret
poll, Harris found Wallace support
rose two per cent above the pub-.
Louis Bean, economist and poli-
tical analyst who correctly predict-
ed Truman would win in 1948, be-
lieves the actual Humphrey-Nixon
split is an even 50-50. If he is cor-
rect this time, and Humphrey
closes rapidly in the remaining
days to upset' the pollsters for the
second time in 20 years, Harris
and Gallup may have to reassess
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dent's draft board explaining the
details of his enrollment and
its implications, but doesn't
think he can effectively "plead
the student's case from such a
"We are apt to cause m o r e
hard feelings than to help the
situation," hs says.
Groesbeck won't speculate.
why such a surprisingly low
number of graduates have been
drafted. He estimates that "a
substantial number, perhaps 15'
to 20 per cent of- the graduate
school enrollment" is currently
classified 1-A, and is thus draft
eligible. "But the draft boards
just haven't called up the 1-A
grad students," he says.
This might be attributed to
the army's reluctance to turn
students into soldiers. "Quite a
few draft boards must feel that
this is a major concern, and I
have a feeling the army is con-
sidering' the problem, too,"
About the record, some highs
Hendrix's arrangement of
the Dylan tune "All Along the
Watchtower." When he sings-
"There must be some wayouta'
here . .. there's too much con-
fusion, I can't get no relief," it's
downright spinetingling, a real'
vision of disaffection and en-
- "1983," the longest cut on
the album. Chock full of im-
ages of rebirth and hope, it even
has a MELODIC freakout for
freaks who are working to put
the human element back into
music. Mitchell reiterates his in-
estimable'taste here by playing
a drum solo lasting only about
- "Voodoo Child," with Stev-
le Winwood on organ. On this
cut, Hendrix's guitar solos are
angry, evoking memories of
Ornette Coleman and making
some of the jazz origins of the
- The psychologically relaxed
and musically rock-solid "Rainy
Day," thanks in part to a nifty
beat laid down 'by borrowed
drummer Buddy Miles from the
Happily, the record's b r i n g -
downs don't have anything to
do with the music. For instance:
- Recording balances t h a t
make it difficult to follow the
lyrics without earphones.
--- Another idiotic dedication
to add to all the other crummy.
dedications of albums that ar-
tists who pull thousands of dol-
lars per appearance seem to
want to prove they're still in
touch with the people.
Let it be noted that while
Ladyland is duly dedicated to
"acoustic man and woman alike,
and to the girl at or from or
fteof . -H
PUveesv ff' Cawr by Deluxe SMAM
Directed by award winning Kaneto Shindo
Released thru V
IU N D E R G"R O U N D at the Vth Foruml
Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun.-11:00 P.M.
--separate admission required
5th Ave. atfLiberty, 761-9700
MAD MARVIN PRESENTS IN ANN ARBOR:
CORRUPTION OF THE DAMNED-George Kuchar-One of the great film-makers presents a
FEATURE LENGTH unforgettable Underground Comedy. "A wild orgy-filled odyssey. Seethes
with violence and sex." -Village Voice
Plus these great short films:
VIVIAN-Bruce Conner-A study of a beautiful woman.
SAN FRANCISCO TRIPS FESTIVAL-Ben Van Meter-A psychedelic documentary of the San
Francisco Trips Festival and the Opening of the Psychedelic Shop.
WORD MOVIE-Paul Sharits-Highly experimental. Fifty words visually repeated in varying se-
quential and positional relationships.
LACKLUSTER--Lyle Pearson-The fourth dimension on the movie screen. Abstract animation of
every day objects, in lots of color. "Like a trip."
THE EXPLOITS OF ELAINE-An early science-fiction serial with poor, mistreated Elaine. The se-
rial your grandparents grooved on!
Thursday is Haloween at Mad Marvin's Underground, too. Come in costume. Best costume wins a
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3 8:00 PM.
Clonlara, a nursery school
MON, NOV. 4 NOON LUNCHEON 25c
Professor Albert Reiss,
Chairman, Department of Sociology
"THE POLICE MIND"
7 :10 & 9:30-
TUES., NOV. 5
GMieceart is aG >nelyJ untec
Trans Love Energies:
"ROCK and ROLL"
series: Art-intellectualism and the University
The Unversity of ichigan Presents
THE MARCHING BAND
THE SYMPHONY BAND
THE CONCERT BAND
THE VARSTIY BAND
THE JAZZ BAND
THE DIXIELAND DREAMERS
THE SOFT SHOE SEVEN
and JOHN HENEY, xylophone soloist
formerly of theSouso Band
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
8:00 P.M., Hill Auditorium
All Seats Reserved. Tickets $2.00 -$1.50
C~anernI enlee lvrin Mnnclnv Nov. 11 9-QQ-4-OO at Hill Auditoriurn Box
G. MICH IGIIN
Shows at 1-3-5-7-9:10
Study, discussion, prayer
preparation for action
MONDAY, NOV 4,1968
5 P.M. to midnight
This is the story of the self-confessed Bos-
ton strangler. It is a remarkable motion
picture based on fact..Why this man? Why
did '13 women open their door willingly to
him? The result is a film that is not what
5:00 opening mass
9:00 film and discussion:
Viet Nam Dialog