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T Symphony Band To Commemorate Handel's Death

Increase in Class Size
May A ffect Withdrawals

Conducted by Prof. William D.
Revelli, the University Symphony
Band will present its annual
spring concert at 4:15 p.m. Sun-
day in Hill Auditorium.
In commemoration of the two-
hundredth anniversary of the
death of George Frederick Han-
del, the first portion of the pro-
gram will be devoted to four of
his works: "Suite for Band;" a
ballet suite "The Gods Go A-
Begging;" the "Royal Fireworks
Music;" and the "Water Musie."
The second half of the program
will feature original band works
by contemporary composers, be-
ginning with "Symphony in B
flat," by Paul Hindemith, and
"Legend," by Paul Creston.
The program will then conclude
with the Ann Arbor premier per-
formance of the Polka and Waltz
from the Opera Ballet "The Good
Soldier Schweik" by Robert Kurka
and "Newsreel in Five Shots" by
William Schumann.

PHONY BAND-The annual spring concert of the University Symphony Band will be given
ay. Included in the program are works by George Frederick Handel, in commemoration of the
undredth anniversary of the composer's death, and original band works by contemporary
osers. A highlight of the performance will be the 'premier of the Polka and Waltz, by Kurka.

Dawson Cites Displacement
Of German Law byRoman

(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the third
in a series that will explore the ex-
tent and character of retention,
transfer and withdrawal of students
from colleges and universities. It is
based on a report released by the
Office of Education of the United
States Department of Health, Educa-
tion and Welfare.)
One of the problems growing
out of increased college enroll-
metits involves the size of classes:
will increasing the size of classes
to accommodate more students
tend to increase the withdrawal
rate of studentsI
The report attempted, to ana-
lyze the relationship between the
withdrawal rate and dissatisfac-
tion with size of classes, and came
to the conclusion that "there is
no general tendency for early
dropouts to show greater dissatis-
faction with size of classes than
for the students who remained for
a longer period of time."
Change After One Year
The ratings obtained in the
survey showed that students in
universities who remained more
than one year tended to-describe
the size of their classes as more
satisfactory, possibly because the
size of classes grows smaller as the
student advances.
The junior colleges and the uni-
versities represent the extremes
of satisfaction students experi-
enced with the size of their classes,
the report noted. Classes in junior
colleges were most often rated as
very satisfactory, while classes in
universities were least often rated
Bach Recial
Be Given
Prof. John Flower of the music
school, will give a lecture-recital
on Johann Sebastian Bach's
"Well-Tempered Clavier" at 4:15
p.m. tomorrow in Aud. A, Angell
Prof. Flower will play eight
preludes and fugues from Book 1.
This will be the second in a
series of six lecture-recitals on
this Bach composition to be given
by the professor.

On this basis, the report con-
tinued, it may be more than coin-
cidence that students who trans-
fer from universities generally go
to smaller institutions, that uni-
versities have a high rate of early
dropouts or transfers, and that
first-year dropouts from univer-
sities show the greatest dissatis-
faction with class size.
Perhaps Not Coincidence
After evaluating student re-
sponse to other facilities and
services of the institution, the re-
port came to the conclusion that
the students who withdrew before
graduation didn't attribtue their
withdrawal to outstanding defi-
ciencies in the first institution
which they attended.
Therefore, the report concluded,
it, might be inferred that with-
drawal is not so much associated
with dissatisfactions as with in-
ability or unwillingness to endure
Civic Group
To Feature
Sadowvsky: 1
Reah Sadowsky, nationally
known pianist, will be the featured
soloist of the Ann Arbor Civic
Symphony concert at 7 p.m. Sun-
day in the Ann Arbor High School
The evening's program will in-
clude "Chorale" from "Easter
Cantata" by Bach; "Symphony No.
8" by Beethoven; Grieg's "Piano
Concerto in A minor"; and "Polka
and Fugue" from "Schwanda," by
She has performed with the Bos-
ton Symphony Orchestra, the New
York Philharmonic at Carnegie
Hall, the Cleveland Orchestra, as
well as in South America, in Aus-
tria and in the Virgin Islands.
Miss Sadowsky has also com-
posed many works which she often
performs. Upon her recent return
to the United States from South
America she has made appearances
both in radio and concert intro-
ducing much of the music which
she has brought back with her.

The former University professor
said he believed the "turning point
in the German reception was the
developing practice that came to
be called the 'sending of the
papers.' This meant that control
of thesjudicial function was largely
transferred, not to the Crown or
the feudal lords, not to "popular
assemblies or local oligarchies, but
to the law professors.".
Organized Appellate Courts
Following the middle ages, Ger-
many organized a system of appel-
late courts, the professor explained.1
"But this system of courts was not
thereby brought into prominence,
for the law it helped to introduce
was immensely complex and grew
more so as time went on. Those
who were best equipped to, under-
stand and administer it were the
professors of law."
Prof. Dawson, will deliver the
final lecture of the series, "The
Modern Upheaval," at 4:15 p.m.
today in Rm. 100, Hutchins Hall
in the Law School.

West Opposes Vienn~a Site of Youth Festival

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and a carnival. Competitions in
art, films and sports are planned.
This seventh convention is ex-
pected to attract some 20,0000
people at a total cost of at least
one hundred million dollars. Most
of the funds are supposedly drawn
from the Soviet government, with
some ,from private and group do-
The AYFO is chartering a
plane to go to the festival. Their
package trip allows ror round-
trip transportation, a two-day
stopover in Paris, train transpor-
tation to Vienna and all Festival
Affect Three Groups
According to the information
distributed by the Independent
Service for Information on the
festival, the student convention is
aimed at positively affecting three
basic target groups:
1) The peoples of Africa, Asia,
the Middle East and Latin Amer-
ica are included in Soviet propa-
ganda efforts which foster the
forces of nationalism.
2) The Festivals are used to in-
still optimism, solidarity and dis-
cipline in the Communist youth.
By allowing the carefully con-
trolled freedom of the festival, the
Soviet leaders provide an outlet
for restive spirits and satisfy a
craving for outside contact.
Include Western Youth
3) The Soviets desire to include
the Western youth under the ban-

ner of Communist-style peace and
Elaborate plapns for the Festival
are publicized in the three target-
group countries. The January is-
sue of "Festival," the preparatory
c o m m i t t e e newspaper, carries
greetings to the festival from fa-
mous men of the East and West.
Included in this group are in-
vitations from Juan Luis Mauras,
speaker of the Chilean Parlia-
ment; N. R. Comskey, adminis-
trative assistant to Cyrus S.
Eaton, and I. Petrovsky, rector of
Moscow State University.
National and regional festivals
to instill enthusiasm about the in-
ternational convention are being
held in individual countries.
Conduct Free Tours
The Soviets also invite many of
the foreign visitors to join -free
conducted tours through differ-
ent Soviet bloc countries. The
tours are too short for serious
study, but they are good propa-
ganda items.
Begun after World War II, the
Festivals have varied only as dif-
ferent political tactics have been
adopted by Soviet foreign policy.
The goals, popularizing Soviet
views, instilling confidence and
loyalty in Soviet and satellite
youth, and drawing more young
people into the international Com-
munist movement have remained
the same. ,
The last youth festival, held in
Moscow in 1957, was dominated by
major demonstrations on anti-
colonialism and anti-atomic test-
Impress African Delegates
The Soviets showed an eye for
detail by putting Negro clothing
dummies in their store window
displays to impress delegates from
African nations. In addition, dele-
gates from Asia and Africa were
given luxurious private accommo-
dations, while other were housed
in dormitories.
The youth of underdeveloped
countries were the target of the
festival propaganda. This was rec-
ognized by the Indian government,
which promptly restricted the at-
tendance of their students.1
India's quota of delegates was1
700, and free trips had been ar-

ranged for many of them. How-
ever, the Indian government set
its own quota at 80 delegates and
issued only that many passports.
Read UN Report
Apart from the planned discus-
sions, a number of delegates! held
discussions with crowds of Russian
citizens and read to them the UN
Report on Hungary in Red Square
and on street corners.
In another case, members of the
Moscow Jewish community con-
tinually questioned Israeli dele-
gates about friends and relatives
in Israel even though the delegates
had been housed far from the
Jewish sector of the city. These
delegates were asked to leave the
festival before it terminated.
Undoubtedly, these uprisings are
part of the reason the 1959 Festi-
val is being held in Vienna.
Prague Festival
The First World Festival in
Prague in 1947 was held when
there was more non-communist
membership in the sponsoring
WFDY and IUS. Art of the Soviet
exhibition consisted of the Statue
of Liberty behind bars, a Ku Klux
Klan judge dangling a rope with
a Negro on it, and a map of the
United States with dollars pouring
out of it to strangle the rest of
the world.
The American affiliate of WFDY
and IUS was organized prior to
the second festival held in Buda-
pest in 1949. During the festival,
the American delegation prepared
a brochure which the Russians
then translated. In the process the
American writing was distorted
and reversed.
For the third festival in East
Berlin in 1951 and the fourth in
Bucharest in 1953, the preparatory
committee carried on an extensive
campaign to clean the cities and to
build the facilities for the conven-
Good Spirits Prevail
The Warsaw festival of 1955
was dominated by an "era of good
feeling" inspired then by the con-
current Geneva Four Power Con-
ference. An apparent 'softer' Soviet
line of propaganda was applied at
this festival and was carried
through the succeeding Moscow




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