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TC Hears

S ~MARCH 12, 13, 14 he U O M
Orchestra Signifies Century of Music GrowthL- C

I Complints,
"The public is the main source
of complaints which come to the
Federal Trade Commission," the
executive director of that organi-
zation said yesterday.
Harry A. Babcock noted that at
the present time the FTC has
about 1,400 investigations on its
Enforces Other Acts
Since its conception in 1914, the
FTC has been given the task of
enforcing' several other acts in
addition to the Federal Trade Act,
he reported.
Another important act which is
enforced by Babcock's agency is
the Clayton Act. He outlined its
provisions as the outlawing of
unfair price discriminations and
conditions for the merger of com-,
panes. In its investigations, Bab-
cock pointed out that the com-
mission must find that harm is
being done to the public's inter-
est, before it may initiate pro-
Notes False Advertising
In commenting on false adver-
tising, the director explained that
there are three basic requirements
an advertisement must have be-
fore it can be investigated. The
respondent must be engaged in
interstate commerce, the claims
made must be false, and some
competition must have been in-
jured by the deception.
Within the FTC is the Bureau
of Investigation which looks into
claims made by the public, the
Bureau of Litigation composed of
lawyers who try the FTC's cases;
and the Bureau of Economics
which puts out economic studies,
he added.
Babcock emiphasized that the
FI'C is interested in the opinions
of civic and trade groups in re-
lation to the Commission's work.

University community, prospec-
tive players are auditioned by
Prof. Josef Blatt, conductor of
the orchestra, at the beginning of
each semester.
The try-outs are evaluated ac-
cording to "proficiency in orches-
tral techniques and general mu-
sicianship," Roberta Wolff, '60,
public relations manager of the
orchestra, explained.
Blatt Divides Orchestra
Each semester, when the music.
school and the speech department
combine their efforts toward the
presentation of a full length op-
era, the orchestra is divided, and
beginning three weeks before the
performance of this opera, two
orchestras function at the same
When Prof. Blatt is working
with the 'opera' orchestra, Robert
Hause, Grad., SM, assistant con-
ductor of the orchestra, is re-
hearsing the full orchestra-on the
music for the forthcoming con-
Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte" and
Rossini's "Barber of Seville" were
the two operas presented this
year, aided by the orchestra. In
addition, each year the orchestra
joins with the choir to perform a
major choral-orchestra work. Ber-
lioz' "Requiem" and Mendels-
sohn's "Elijah" were the most re-
cent endeavors in this area of
Presents Concerto Concert
A concerto concert, devoted en-
tirely to student conductors and
soloists, is presented bi-annually
and is another of the special
events of the orchestra.
Playing the complete scope of
musical masterpieces, from Mo-

zart to Stravinsky, the orchestra
appears annually in conjunction
with the Mid-West Music Edu-
cators Convention; and at other
conventionis or symposiums, held
within the music sphere, the or-
chestra usually performs or reads.
Last year, the orchestra played
for a symposium on Mexico, and
this year they will perform in
conjunction with Art Week at the
Representing members from all
schools in the Univrsiety, the or-
chstra rehearses daily from 3-4
p.m. and Thursday evenings from
7-9. The practicing is done at
Harris Hall, the center, of most of
the University's musical activities.
Faculty Lead Sections
Every Friday, the members of
the string faculty rehearse alone
with their respective sections,
while the winds and brass meet
together. The string section in-
cludes nearly 66 members this se-
The violin group is under the
supervision of Gustave Rosseels,
the violas under Robert Courte,
the cellos directed by Oliver Edel,
and the basses under Clyde
Thompson, all of whom are fac-
ulty members of the music school.
On April 17, the orchestra will
travel to Monroe, Michigan where
it will perform in two concerts.
During that week, also, they will
play in conjunction with Art
Week, sponsored by the Michigan
On April 24, the Museum of Art
in Toledo, Ohio will play host to
two more concerts given by the
orchestra, and on May 13, Stra-
vinsky's "Rite of Spring" and
Beethoven's "Symphony 'No. 3."

-il~1y--Allan Winder

ORCHESTRA-The student managers of the University Symphony
Orchestra listen while Prof. Blatt, conductor of the orchestra,
plays a current score on the piano. They are (left to right) Law-
rence Hurst, Robert Hause, Roberta Wolff and John Christie

One hundred years have passed
since the birth of orchestral music
on the University campus.
It was in 1859 that a small
group of students who made en-
semble music their hobby organI
ized into an orchestral club and
called it "Les Sans Souci."
The group then took the name
of the Michigan Band, but its
music, derived from flutes, wind
instruments, and some string in-
struments, was, in truth, more
orchestral than band. It is, how-
ever, the first such University
group of which there is any
knowledge, the earliest forerun-
ner of the present Univrsity Sym-
phony Orchestra.
Needless to say, a great change
has occurred in the orchestra dur-

ing its century of existence. It has
developed from a group of six to
nine, bewhiskered individuals to
perhaps one of the largest orches-
tras in the University's history.
With 117 members,'using full in-
strumentation including harps,
contra-bassoons, string basses
with low C extensions, and all
percussion trappings, the orches-
tra achieves a resounding effect
whenever they entertain.
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SYRACUSE - Drinking regu-
lations on the Syracuse University
campus were modified recently
whenthe Joint Student Legisla-
ture passed a proposal to allow
students to drink at registered
events where university chaper-
ones are present.
However, the Administration is
against any modification of the
current drinking policy. They
cited the parents, alumni and the
community, "to say nothing of
the Board of Trustees," as per-
sons whQ would object to a revised
policy. in any event the football
games will remain dry.
* * *
Student Body President of the
University of North Carolina re-
cently refused to comment on re-
ported cheating at the univer-

sity. However, there will be a trial1
by the Honors Council to find outI
more about the alleged examsI
which were stolen during finals
AUSTIN - One hundred Uni-
versity of Texas students recently
signed a petition to completely
abolish student government, say-
ing, "It is a serious effort on the
part of many students to show
that the present student govern-
ment has done absolutely nothing
to gain respectaand support for
itself from the student body."
Calling the petition an emphat-
ic protest they continued, "with
no independent party in the off-
ing for spring election, student'
government is a spoils system
dominated by various self-seeking
fraternity groups."
* * *
EVANSTON -- Completely ig-

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noring the problem of discrimina-
tory clauses, the student govern-
ing board of Northwestern Uni-
versity recently turned to plans to
revamp the structure of student
They are considering a iiniver-
sity senate to be elected by classes,
and an executive board to execute
legislation enacted by the senate.
They also are proposing to
strengthen the class council sys-
tem whereby the councils would
have the power to initiate and
enact legislation.
* * *
BOULDER, Colo. - The Uni-
versity of Colorado recently has
departed from tradition and is re-
quiring all seniors to take final
examinations. A major reason for
the change is the feeling on the
part of many faculty members
that seniors '"become very lazy
and slovenly during the final
months of school."
CHAMPAIGN - The Univer-
sity of Illinois will initiatae a pro-
gram of special courses and
curricula for superior students in
September. This honors program
will be composed of the top three
to five per cent of each entering
The participating students will
be selected on the basis of their
high school records and test
* * *
COLUMBUS - Rubber checks
are causing a problem at Ohio
State University. The administra-
tion is considering charging a fee
for these checks, feeling that this
will discourage students who know
they do not have enough funds
to cover their bills.












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