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(714tA r4gait 13a
Sixty-Ninth Year
EDITED AND MANAGED BY STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
"When Opinions Are Free UNDER AUTHORITY OF BOARD IN CONTROL OF STUDENT PUBLICATIONS
Truth Will Prevail" STUDENT PUBLICATIONS BLDG. * ANN ARBOR, MICH. * Phone NO 2-3241
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1959 NIGHT EDITOR: PHILIP POWER
Jammed EXam Schedule
Defeats Academic Purpose
YES, WE ARE getting an education ... yes, THE ONE DAY which the University has
we are getting an education .. . yes, we designated as its "study period" seems more
are getting an .. . of a mockery than anything else. For though
But sometimes this becomes difficult to be- there are no rules to the effect that studying
lieve when the University consciously plans an for final examinations cannot begin until the
abortion such as the recently announced exam- last day of classes is finished, due to such
ination schedule, things as quizzes, last minute term papers and
Although the examination period theoretical- the like, an early start on studying for final
ly extends from Friday, May 29 to Tuesday, exams studying is often difficult if not im-
June 9, the majority of students will be home possible.
long before the latter date. For the way that The jammed exam schedule leaves little
the schedule is conceived, tests will be over doubt that administrative convenience seems
by June 5, except for some of the "special ex- more important than student needs in, plan-
aminations," ning examinations. Certainly the amount of
work on records which must be completed be-
giEven later ithanow thea June 5 dxaminations wly e25 fore the summer session begins is phenomenal,
givreoaterethanbthefune5atmensonlyt2 but penalizitig students both psychologically
literary college. And, only -those students t and academicall because of it is not only.
unfair in itself, but incompatible with the pur-
ing Sociology 1, will be required to take an
exam on the morning of the last day, poses of a university.
It is true that a schedule that in effect will If the actions of the University are to foster
only be a week long is often seen at other col- expediency rather than knowledge, if the con-
leges, particularly in the East. But at these cern of the University is administrative detail
schools the examination period is preceded by rather than its students, then it does not seem
at least a week, or more, of a "reading period" to be an unfair question to ask why are, we
in which students may complete their reading here .. why are we here .why are we .
and begin a review of their courses. --JUDITH DONER
The University Looks Ahead
AMIDST THE FLURRY of financial diffi- sity graduate studies and serves m6re than
culties plaguing the University it is grati- the student just looking for a degree. Teachers
fying to see the faculty act with foresight. and government officials who have a desire
The new South Asian graduate study pro- to learn more about the area can participate in
gram, conceived last spring and implemented an internship program without aiming towards
during the past semester, is almost ready to a specific degree.
go into action due to -the work of the mem- Foresight is not only used in the actual com-
bers of the newly-formed South, Asian com- ponents of the plan, but is more prominent
mittee. when one considers that the new area study
For the past few years the University has was established before there were hundreds of
had programs in both Far East and Near East- students pounding at the University door for
ern studies, but until now, no real program in such a program . . . a rare occurrence these
middle Asian countries existed. days.
The new plan both fills the gap in Univer- -JOAN KAATZ
TODAY AND TOMORROW:
Allies Unready
k , By WALTER 'LIPPMANN

Loss of False-Face
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Weak Extremities
Mark Quintet Concert

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A WELL - PLAYED start and
powerful conclusion are vital
components of any performance:
this musical rule - of - the - thumb
could not be said to apply to the
Woodwind Quintet concert given
last night at Rackham Lecture
Hall.
The first number, a Rossini
quartet, lacked the relaxed, play-
ful spirit required by the intro-
ductory flute melody which
brought to mind (Ah, aesthetic!)
a familiar razor blade advertise-
ment. The performance lead one
to wonder as to the length of
warm-up period preceeding it.
The finale of the evening was a
premiere performance of "Homage
to Great Americans" by Philip
Bezanson. This rather lengthy
piece seemed to have as its pro-
gramatic message the idea that we
should remember Thomas ("Give
me liberty or give me death")
Paine as fragmentary and contra-
puntal and our first and sixteenth
presidents as lumbering melodies
punctuated by staccato chords.
The interior of the program
proved to be much more rewarding.
"Pastorale" by Persichetti pro-
vided fine coloristic studies for the
instrumentalists contrasted with
harmonically rich, yet appropri-
ately peaceful, homophonic sec-
tions. A four-movement number
by Hanerick, more somber and
full, was also well executed.
* * *
THE TWO PIECES best received
by the audience were a "Diverti-
mento" by Haydn and "Ren-
gaines" by Andre Souris. The
former aroused a pleased murmur
of recognition in the second (and
again in the fourth) movements
for the same theme later utilized
in the Brahms "Variations."
The latter, -comprised'o nn
very brief, humorous movements
was replete with variety and clever,
unexpected cadences.
The musicians themselves, all
instrumental faculty members of
the School of Music, served as fine
(with an intonation exception on
the part of the clarinetist) ex-

CAPITAL COMMENTARY:
GOP Looks 4
By WILLI
WASHINGTON - A great men- There are sound re
tal expert once testified in a these reasons are being
murder case that drunkenness was fully and starkly outl
"the temporary loss of the power Republican National
of self-criticism." staff people than by t
On that magnificently deadpan cratic opposite numbe
but very sound-definition the Re- * . ,
publican party is as sober as a THE REPUBLICA
dozen judges, as teetotal as any sional defeat last ye
charter member of the Women's atop two others in 195
Christian Temperance Union. has long-term implic
Self-criticism is going on within become the more chillir
the national GOP organization closely they are ins
with an almost desperate candor, sum, unimpeachably
This was the real, the true, atmos- research studies now p
phere as the Republican National cate that a Republica
Committee met over the week end sional victory in 1960
to transact the traditional busi- unlikely in any event,
ness of preparing for the party's Republican President
1960 national convention, cannot rationally b
* * * short of these pre-con
BEYOND A DOUBT, realism 1) A bitter and
has raised its gray, but neverthe- North-South row amon
less absolutely necessary, head ocrats that would leav
within the Republican party. This altogether-and not m
is extra-ordinary news in a quiet --broken along Mason
way. The GOP for the better part on's line.
of 20 years at least has tended to 2.) The nomination
be quite long on a hearty rah-rah Democrats of a Presid
optimism often having little rela- didate who was more
tionship to the hard facts. of a hopelessly deadlock
Until lately a bleak objectivity al convention than of
was, in private at any rate, a fair- tion willing to draw
ly common characteristic only of together for party vici
the Democratic professionals. Now, 3) A marked success
the roles have been all but re- publican nominee, wh
versed. If an unseemly political Vice-President Richar
intoxication exists, it is among the or Governor Nelson Ro
Democrats. The Republicans are New York, in convin
so aggressively determined to cast masses of voters that h
Pollyanna out of their lives that a far safer choice in
they are making a positive virtue world than his Democr
of emotional austerity. onist.

Closely at Itself
[AM S. WHITE

easons. And
g even.more
ined by the
Committee
heir Demo-
,rs.
N Congres-
ear, coming
4 and 1958,
ations that
ng the more
ispected. In
Republican
plainly indi-
an Congres-
0 is highly
and that a
ial victory
e expected
ditions:
destructive
ng the Dem-
e the party
erely partly
n and Dix-
n by the
dential can-
the choice
ked nation-
a conven-
reasonably
tory.
by the Re-
ether he is
d M. Nixon
ickefeller of
ncing great
he would be
a troubled
ratic antag-

All objective d'ata gathered by
the GOP NationalhCommittee it-
self suggest that the Republicans
at best will have to fight uphill all
the way. These surveys, based on
last year's Congressional elections
and the lessons drawn from them,
show that while the GOP Congres-
sional vote stayed almost constant
from 1950 to 1958, the Democratic
vote rose by 5,500,000.
They show, too, a heavy decline
in urban Republican voting right
alongside a significant, if lesser,
decline in rural Republican voting.
Worst of all, from the GOP view-
point, Democratic net gains are
progressively rising in the part of
the country that is growing the
fastest, the area west of 'the Mis-
sissippi River.
* * *
AND THIS IS NOT ALL. Census
forecasts for 1960 indicate that
old-line Republican states like
Ohio, and more-or-less Republi-
can states like Pennsylvania, are
falling far behind in the popula-
tion race. But traditionally Demo-
cratic states like Texas, and pres-
ently Democratic states like Cali-
fornia ,are burgeoning beyond all
previous estimates. Texas will
vault into fifth place among the
states, ahead of Ohio. California
will pass Pennsylvania for second
place. And so on.
The new mood of self-examina-
tion within the GOP has not ar-
rived a moment too soon.
(copyright 1959, by United
Feature Syndicate, Inc.)

INTERPRETING:

Economic

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ONLY A MONTH remains before the Foreign
Ministers are obliged to meet in Geneva,
andthere is much to be done before the West-
ern powers have anything like a sound negoti-
ating position. We are in fact not ready for
serious negotiations at the level of the Foreign
Ministers or at the summit. If we could do
what would be most convenient, we would post-
pone these meetings for a better day.
This is ,however, not possible. For while May
27 is not the deadline of an ultimatum de-
manding that we accept the Soviet terms, it
is nevertheless a deadline which the Western
governments have not thought it prudent to
ignore. They have realized that if serious nego-
tiations about the two Germanys and Berlin
are not under way during the summer, the So-
viet government is almost certain to take
measures which would damage severely the
Western position.
This does not mean that the Soviet govern-
ment is likely to blockade West Berlin. They
are playing chess and they will not sweep all
the pieces off the board. They are likely to
make a move which it is very difficult to reply
to. Most likely they will do what they have
threatened to do, which is to sign a separate
peace treaty with East Germany, and to let
the East German government administer the
whole problem of access to West Berlin. This
would be a very baffling but a very powerful
move. It would be powerful because once the
East German state has a peace treaty it will
be, whatever we may think of it, a sovereign
state. Very quickly it will receive diplomatic
recognition by all the governments of the
Communist orbit, and almost certainly also
from -many of the governments which take the
line of "positive neutrality."
THIS WOULD seal publicly and formally the
partition of Germany.
Yet it would be a baffling move for us. There
is nothing that we can do to prevent it. Most

of the talk about how firm we are going to
stand is addressed to the notion that the Com-
munists may blockade West Berlin. What we
must be thinking about is what we will do
supposing they do not blockade Berlin, not now
nor in the probable future. How then do we
stand firm against a measure which, without
any physical action on their part, deprives the
people of West Berlin of confidence in their
own future, which deprives the people of West
Germany of hope that the Western powers can
reunite the two Germanys?
The basic reason why the Western powers
are not now ready for a serious negotiation is
that they are faced with an ugly reality -
the partition of Germany - and they have
not yet been able to adjust their policies and.
their internal politics to this ugly fact. The
public tragedy of Dulles' illness is that he is"
uniquely qualified to lead the Western coali-
tion in adjusting itself to the ugly reality.
IT IS IN THIS context that Adenauer's de-
cision to seek the Presidency can most plaus-
ibly be explained. When I was in Paris before
I went to Bonn,,several people in the know
said somewhat cryptically that the Chancellor
was a sad man and needed to be reassured
about his future and his place in history.
In Bonn it was evident that there was great
anxiety in high quarters about the outcome
of the German elections - the Presidential
elections this year and the parliamentary elec-
tions in 1961.'
The anxiety arose from the fact that there
is a powerful tide of opinion running against
Adenauer's policy. Themtide is not only among
the Socialists but also within his own party and
on the right of it. There was a chance that
the Social Democrat. Carlo Schmid, who is a
popular figure, might win the Presidency
against any of the available Christian Demo-,
crats - and there was a chance that Adenauer
might not obtain a reliable majority in the
next parliamentary elections.
Any public demonstration that Germany will
not be reunified might prove to be decisive
against Adenauer's party. By accepting the
Presidency now, he is insuring the continua-
tion of his political influence against what
might happen in the elections of 1961.
SEEN THIS WAY, Adenauer's decision is a
wise one. It is like battening down the
hatches and reefing in the sails for the storms
which are ahead. His decision will make it
less dangerous to the Western alliance to woik
out a policy which is based on the reality that
Europe and the two Germanys and Western
Berlin must find a way to live for a long time
without a settlement which restores the old
German Reich.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:
Labor Editorial Called'So phistry'

To the Editor:
MR. SHERMAN'S editorial in
Tuesday's Daily entitled "Na-
ture of Present-Day Unions Makes
Wage Demands Inescapable" is
sophistry.
He writes of David MacDonald,
president of the United Steel
Workers: "At the head of a huge
union, he must administer it like
any other large corporation; the
only difference is that his product
is labor, not goods."
Let's play the Socratic game
with that proposition:
1) Mr. MacDonald is head of a
huge union, which is like any other
corporation.
2) Labor is the product of his
corporation.
3) Mr. Fairless is head of a large
corporation.
4) Steel is the product of his
corporation.
5) Labor elects Mr. MacDonald
to his office.
6) Therefore steel elects Mr.
Fairless to his office.
Having dispatched Mr. Mac-
Donald, Mr. Sherman then tilts at
"other labor leaders like him." Of
them he speaks as "striving for
more and more money to satisfy
thu demands of the rank and file.
The product that they must de-
liver is money; ...'
Money is not a product to begin
with. But to grant that it is, by
Mr. Sherman's reasoning labor
leaders peddle a product called
labor, for which they obtain a pro-

less's duty to his product? An
equation of labor with goods ig-
nores the unique characteristic of,
labor as a factor of production,
which labor is, and its function in
the rewards of production, which
goods are. The value of goods-the
product-is measured by money,
whiach also serves as a medium of
exchange and as a store of wealth.
The unique characteristic, inci-
dentally,is that labor is people-
each of whom has many duties.
-Ernest Zaplitny, Grad.
India . .
To the Editor:
I HAVE NEVER written a letter
to The Daily before because I

realize that I lack the eloquence
required of a Daily letter-writer.
However, I cannot refrain from
commenting on Mr. Thomas S.
David's letter in reference to In-
dia's policy of "Dynamic Neutral-
ity."
It would seem to me that India's
neutrality is dynamic only when
there is no danger to India in-
volved. If I remember correctly,
India protested quite loudly when
Britain, France and Israel went
into Egypt. In the Tibetan upris-
ing, India does not seem as vocal.
I think "Cowering Neutrality" is
a better term for India's position.
-Stephen S. MacNaughton

Optimisn
By J. M. ROBERTS
Associated Press News Analyst
T HE SOVIET UNION and Com-
munist China have just issued
simultaneous reports of i'nportant
progress in economic production
Every time this happens 'people
begin to moan that the West is
going to lose the cold war if it
keeps up.
It's something to be on the alert
about, but not something to cause
such deep pessimism.
Despite the good fortune by
which it was able to pick up pro-
cesses and systems already highly
developed over long years by the
industrital West, the rate of Com-
munist economic growth in the
past 30 years has been no greater
than the initial impetus of the
West.
* * *
WHERE THE Soviet production
now increases something less than
10 per cent per year, beginning
with a backlog of some two hun-
dred million people to serve, the
United States growth years ago
was in the neighborhood of 12 per
cent with less than half that num-
ber of people.
The dangers inherent in the
Communist of producing first for
the state-war materials, primar-
ily, and heavy machinery-work
both ways.
As long as the Communists can
stave off their people with a short
supply of consumer goods, using
the stick to beat them while giving
them only a nibble of the carrot,
they will be able to compete with
the West for power.
The great Communist effort
now, in their foreign economic
relations, is to convince newly
emerging nations that they can
achieve their material needs more
quickly under Communism than
under the capitalist system.
EVEN TO obtain enough pro-
gress to exaggerate, however, the
Communists have resorted to re-
pression of human liberties. The
Soviet has made some concessions
to the profit motive in human en-
deavor, but Peiping has gone the
other way, inaugurating a system
of regimentation and denial never
before attempted by any modern
government.
The resulting .creation of pres-
sure among the people cannot be
measured until it manifests itself
in some fashion.
There 'is. no evidence now on
which to base the hope of popular
uprisings against the Red regimes.
There is real reason to suspect,
however, that time itself will in-
crease instability within such sys-
tems.
As to the effect of Communist
productive progress on newly de-
veloping countries, decisions
against capitalism may occur. So

amples for their students 'in the
somewhat meager audience.
However it goes without saying,
to those that attended the concert
-especially those seated in the
back of the auditorium-that the
musicians on the stage were play-
ing for more ears than those visible
to them: for, between every num-
ber, came the soft voice providing
the radio audience with such items
as: "Mr. Persichetti is a member
of the staff at the Philadelphia
conservatory."
--Delight Lewis
DAILY
OFFICIAL
BULLETIN
The Daily Official Bulletin is a
official publication of The Univer-
sity of Michigan for which The
Michigan Daily assumes no edi-
torial responsibility. Notices should
be sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3519 Administration Build-
ing, before 2 p.m. the day preceding
publication. Notices for Sunda
Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1959
VOL. LXIX, NO. 36
General Notices
Selected ushers for the May Festival
who have not yet picked up their tick-
ets are requested to do so between 5
and 6 p.m. Tues., April 14, and wed.,
April 15 at Hill Aud. Box Office. Tickete
will not be given out at the first con-
cert.
Undergraduate Women Students no
on campus who do not have a housing
commitment for the fall semester, 1959,
may apply forwhousing at the Office of
the Dean of Women, S.A.B, beginnng
Wed., April 15.
The seventh in a weekly series of
films on Space Technology, sponsored
by Bendix Corp. and the College of En-
gineering, will be shown Wed., April 15,
in Aud. A, Angell Hall, 730 p.m.
The Memorial Meeting of the Re-
search Club will be held jointly with
the Science Research Club and the Wo-
men's Research Club on Wed., April
15, at 8:00 pa..In Rckham Amphi-
,theatre. Prof. Marston Bates (Zoology)
Darwin's "Origin of Species" (1859).
Prof. L. I. Bredvold (English), Voltaire's
"Candide" and Johnson's "Rasselas"
(1759). Wives (or husbands) of mem-
bers of all three clubs are invited.
Agenda, Student Government Coun-
cil, April 15, 1959, 7:30 p.m., Council Rm.
Minutes previous meeting.
President: letters.
Old Business.
Executive vice-President: Council va-
cancy appointment. Appointment rec-
ommendations: Orientation S t u d y
Committee, Human Relations Educa-
tion Program Committee, Driving Regu-
lations Administrative Board, Driving
Regulations Revision Committee, Fi-
nance Committee.
Administrative vice-President: Ap-
pointments: Interviewing and Nomin-
ating Committee.
Treasurer: Personal expense, Finance
report.
Clarification Committee.
Student Activities Committee: Acti-
vities, Request for recognition: Baptist
Student Guild.
Education and Student Welfare Com
Imittee,
Public Relations Committee.
Elections Committee.
National and International Commit-
tee.
New Business.
Members and Constituents Time.
Announcements,
Adjournment.
Foreign Visitors
Following are the foreign visitors who
will be on thercampus this week on the
dates indicated. Program arrangements
are being made by the International
Center: Mrs. Clifford R. Miller.
Mr. Jan Baumgart Director, Jagiel-
lonian Library, Krakow, Poland, April
30-16; Mr. Wladyslaw Piasecki, Chief
Librarian, Academy of Mining and Met-
allurgy, Krakow, Poland, April 10-15;
Miss Carmen Sanchez M., Assistant to
the Dean, School of Education, Uni-
versity of Costa Rica, Ban Jose, Costa
Rica, April 13-24; Mr. Robert Wanger-
mee, Assistant Musical Director of the
Belgian National Radio, Brussels, Bel-
gium, April 19-21; Mr. Elias Kawar,
Chief, Film Dept., U. S. Information
Service, Beirut, Lebanon, April 18.
Lectures
The Ann Arbor Society, Archaeologi-
cal Institute of America. Prof. Paul
MacKendrick, U. of Wis. "A Masterpiece
of Roman Architecture: The Sanctuary

of Fortune at Praeneste," ilustrated in
color, Aud. B, Angell Hall, 4:10 p.m.,
Thurs.,,. April 16.,
, Concerts
Faculty Lecture-Recital: John Flow-
er, Johann Sebastian Bach's "Well-
Tempered Clavier," on Thurs., April 16,
at 4:15 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Student Recital: Charles Fisher, pi-
anist. Assembly Hall, 8:30' p.m. on
Thurs., April 16, in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the degree of
Doctor of Musical Arts.
Student Recital:-Betty Lou Bird, bas-
soonist, recital at 8:30 p.m., Wed., April
15, in Rackham Assembly Hall. Accom-
panied by Martha Rearick, pianist, and
assisted by Gary Stolisteimer, trumpet.
Academic Notices
Sociology Colloquium: "The Struc-
ture of Social Psychological Theories,"
Dr. Louis Guttman, Hebrew Univ. in
Jerusalem. 4:15 p.m., Wed., April 15,
Aud. C, Angell Hall.
Seminar, Dept. of Anatomy. Wed.,
April 15, 4:15 p.m., "Histochemistry of
Heart Muscle." Dr. Hisako Yokayama,
Asst. Prof. of Pathology, Northwestern
U. Medical School, 2501 E. Medical Bldg.
Applied Mathematics Seminar: Frank
Faulkner. "The Method of Bliss and
Optimum Rocket Trajectories," Thurs.,
April 16, 4:00 p.m. in Rm. 246 W. Engrg.
Bldg.
Political Science Roundtable meet-
ing, Thurs., April 16, 8:00 p.m. W. Conf.
Rm,, Rackham Bldg. Prof. Roy Pierce,

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Editorial Staff
RICHARD TAUB, Editor
ICHAEL KRAFT JO
'itorial Director

OHN WEICHER
City Editor

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DAVID TARR
Associate Editor

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DALE CANTOR. .........Personnel Director
JEAN WILLOUGHBY .... Associate Editorial Director
ALAN JONES......................Sports Editor
BEATA JORGENSON Associate City Editor
ELIZABETH ERSKINE -... Associate Personnel Director
SI COLEMAN..............Associate Sports Editor
DAVID ARNOLD.... s........Chief Photographer
Business Staff

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