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Sixty-Ninth Year

yen Opinions Are Free
'rutb WtU FPrevaW'"

titorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of -staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.

3DAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1959


Republican State Convention
Only Offers Empty Words

"He's Still Filling The Seat -in a Way"
aI -
L'CO 5 C >

Final Concert
Pleasing, Logical
FOR THE FINAL CONCERT of the current chamber music festival
yesterday afternoon, the Societa Corelli offered a pleasing program
cast in a gratifyingly logical form.
Corelli's Concerto Grosso No. 3 from Opus 6 is possibly the most
musically mature of that series and the instrumentalists were particu-
larly fine in the emotionally probing tensions of the second movement.
Their playing is not notable for smoothness or refinement, but the
gruff vigor which they brought to the closing allegro was truly exciting.
The use of a piano as continuo was something of a textural liability
in this work and the Handel following. The Virtuosi de Roma solved

O.K. Boys come off it.
,o your ptatform "deplores the arbitrary
Ction of the Democratic State Administration's
itions in penalizing our institutions of higher
Lucation by withholding their share of state
nds and pledges that the fine intellectual,
ewitage of the state shall not be sacrificed to
iow nice.
But, gentlemen, where were you when the
-dgets of the state universities were slashed to
]P bone last year, and the year before?
And who has a majority in the Senate and
e House of Representatives? And what is the
alitical affiliation of the powerful chairmen of
e committees on appropriations?
And who formed the "hold the line" chorus
hen groups dependent on state funds came
,gging, not just to keep operating in the
esent, but to provide for the future you re-
ise to face?
And who echoed-the same refrain to needed
w taxes for so 1bng that, the state is bankrupt?
And who can't even make their mind up on
i alternative to the Williams program you so
tterly criticize?
N CASE the elephant's memory has failed
(how unusuAl but convenient)-try reading
ur own press clippings.

Then stop applauding and start heeding your
"titular head" Paul Bagwell who, in his un-
successful bid for governor, met a few people
who actually care a little about the state.
"Criticism is not the complete answer. The
easy thing to do, of course, is to let the state
administration stew in ts own juice.
"But the times demand more of the Republi-
can Party. We must'hold the opposition strictly
accountable to the' people, but the people
expect us to act forthrightly and intelligently
in a time of crises."
Bagwell however may be too optimistic. He
uses the present tense.
HERE IS LITTLE intelligence in the Con-
vention's support of a four cent sales tax,
which only increases the state's load on those
least able to pay. And it's a tax, based primarily
on durable goods, such as autos, which as a
source of revenue grows far slower than the
state's population.
Nor is there forthrightness in making pious
statements backed only by a long history of
hypocritical inaction.
As indicated by the election returns of the
past years, fewer and fewer voters expect any-
thing from the Republican Party.
All they get are nice words. That's not
Sincerely yours, a former Republican.
Editorial Director

this problem to greater satisfac-
tion with their barely audible but
delightful cembalo.
In Handel's Concerto Grosso No.
6, Op. 6, the concerto form pio-
neered by Corelli reaches the rich-
est level of its development, verg-
ing on symphonic lines. The fugal
portion of the first movement was
rather weak and rough in the di-
vided strings of the ensemble and
it may well be that the lack of a
conductor accounts for an absence
of the subtleties which other
groups have imparted to this fa-
miliar work.
In the slow moyement, a pas-
toral type in which Handel is peer-
less, the melodic line was richly
intoned, but .again the players
were rather hesitant in the rhyth-
mically complex - middle section.
The closing allegroes were ren-
dered with fine precision and in-
certo which was presented, repre-
sented the culmination of the
concerto grosso tradition in the
solo concerto. This one, iI2 major,
has a particularly appealing ada-
gio, strongly prophetic of the ro-
mantic violin concerti of Bruch
and Mendelssohn. Its old-fash-
ioned, song-like melody was beau-

tifully played by cellist Silvano
Zuccarini. Less attractive was
much of Mr. Zuccarini's work in
the more florid passages of the
first and third movements where
several harmonics were unfortu-
nately slipped in. The orchestral
support remainedvariable, but the
technical flaws were not sufficient
to prevent a very pleasurable im-
pression from this beautiful work.
After intermission the Societa
Corelli players offered Benjamin
Britten's "Simple Symphony," a
charming piece of music which
takes its inspiration from the
baroque. There are more distinc-
tive works of this type; it lacks,
for instance, the sardonic edge of
Prokofiev's "Classical Symphony"
and the quaint sentimentality of
Grieg's "HolbergsSuite." In the
tasteful, spirited performance
given it here, however, it provided
an agreeable closing number, with
some virtuoso pizzicato playing in
the second movement.
Two short encores by Mareello
and Corelli were given, terminating
a welcome series of concerts by an
admirable ensemble, which was
admirable though hardly the finest
of its type.
-John McLaughlin

New 'Pair' Directs Foreign A ffairs

'Escape' Mechanism

iblic'sT oice Louder Than Students'

Halls, Leonard A. Schaadt, is sending out
newsletter to all women in the University.
sidence halls officially acknowledging their
4tory: the menu concessions asked by the wo-
en will be granted.
In the fall of 1956 the men of South Quad
wined a "victory" over the administration
pecifically the business office of residence
ills) through a "deplorable use of violence."
hey "rioted" and, what is worse, their demon-
ration was reported in the nation's news-
apers. In spite of the claims by University
ifninistrators -that, "violence" never achieves
aything, residence hall food improved.
The women in residence halls also have been
ling for a long time to solve other menu prob-
ans. But the women did not riot, and their
rblems remained.
Then this winter the women resorted to a
dy-like form of protest: a boycott. Now the
when's demands are being met.
PHIS SITUATION illustrates the basic prob-
lem of students government on this campus.
udents, like Marx's proletariat, find them-
Wles largely ignored - regardless of impres-

sive forms of student government - unless
they resort to overthrow of "normal" behavior.
Repeatedly, administrators ignore student
leaders advice or pleas. Repeatedly, they bring
up objections: "It is economically impossible;"
or "Campus leaders do not really represent
student opinion."
If. like Marx's proletariat, the students try
to effect reforms by means of their govern-
mental forms - for example, Inter-House
Council with food, or Student Government
Council with discrimination - they are told
that they are exceeding their place (so shut
There is an important difference, however,
between campus oppression and 19th century
economic-political oppression:. governments
were not as insensitive as administrators, they
could hear things and bend before shouting
and violence became necessary.
The administration seems to be implying, "If
you really want it, you'll have to riot for it."
Aside from being an inefficient way of running
a university, it seems somewhat less than ideal
training in the democratic process.

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON-There's a lot in
common between Christian A.
Herter and C. Douglas Dillon,
who'll run the state department
while Secretary Dulles is on the
sick list.
Both Herter and Dillon were
born in Europe, both were honor
graduates at Harvard, both have
long and a deep interest in foreign
affairs, and both are tall men. Her-
ter, at 6-5, was too tall for the
Ariry in World War I.
Herter, who will serve as acting
Secretary of State, was born in
Paris, France, almost 64 years ago,
the son of struggling young Ameri.
can artists, Albert and Adele Her-
IN 1919 he went with Herbert
Hoover to help direct the American
Relief Council. Later he was to
serve with Hoover in the Com-
merce department, and there he
learned a valuable lesson. Hoover,
he has said, was "an extraordinary
and brilliant administrator," but
"when he got into politics, he
could not be flexible in his dealings
with humans-as one must be in
Herter soon had a chance to test
his political theories.

In 1930 he was elected to the
Massachusetts House, where .he
spent 12 years, the last four as
speaker. By 1942 he was elected to
Congress. He also has served as
Governor of Massachusetts.
* * *
THEN, late in 1956 he returned
to Washington, as Under Secretary
of State.
Dillon, the man right behind
Dulles gnd Herter in the depart-

ment, will be 50 years old in Aug-
He was born at Geneva, Switz-
erland. His father, who owned a
French vineyard, is better known
for having founded the investment
banking firm of Dillon, Read &
Co. C. Douglas himself served as
the firm's board chairman.
Dillon was the American official
who turned down Soviet Deputy
Premier Anastas I. Mikoyan's re-
cent bid for more trade. Mikoyan
left Dillon's office with anger
clearly showing on his face on
Jan. 19. "The cold war in the state
department is going on," he snap-
ped when reporters asked him
about his talks.
Dillon devoted several years to
Wall Street activities, and served
with the air arm of the 7th Fleet
in the Pacific during World War
He was appointed ambassador
to France in February 1953; he has
a good command of the French
language, he liked the French and
he was liked by them.
Besides being ambassador he also
acted as adviser at council meet-
ings in Paris of the North Atlantic
Alliance and as U.S. observer at
meetings of the organization for
European Economic Cooperation.

AT THE CAMPUS Theatre is a
French film called "A Man
Escaped" which has picked up
quite a few awards; both for its
direction and overall quality.
"A Man Escaped" is a sort of
modern day "Count of Monte
Cristo," without the romantic
trappings, and with English dub-
ins. The "man" is a wartime
Frenchman, imprisoned by the
Germans for some minor offense.
Unlike most of the other prisoners,
who accept their daily pot of
watery soup with a resigned glow-
er, the central character of this
film carefully plots his escape with
meticulous, but realistic, care.
This is strictly a documentary
affair. An English voice precisely
relates how this fellow moves care-
fully toward escape, with an occa-
sional side comment in barked,
German, or the equivalent, from
one of the guards. With the elim-
ination of much extraneous dialog,
everything is directed toward a
heightening of the "escape" sus-
So as an exercise in suspense,
and as a sociological document,
"A Man Escaped" is reasonably
Once we have had our glimpse
into prison life in occupied France,

and once we have heard our nar-
rator's matter-of-fact voice for
perhaps thirty or forty minutes,
we have essentially seen all there
is to see. The last half becomes an
expension of the first half, and
little else. Some might object to
this treatment of a prison escape,
and hope for an ending showing
the hero embracing de Gaulle in
Buckingham palace, or at least
setting the charges under Hitler's
summer home; but the wispy end-
ing chosen is stylistically superior
to that sort of thing.
* * *
LACK OF overt action within
the film might lead some to find
it dull. The potential energy often
does outweigh the kinetic, but
there is an air of realism which
is extremely rare. The suspense
might not be all the advertisers
claim, but is it ever? It will do for
one who hopes to someday be an
inmate of a prison, this particular
film is almost required seeing.
-David Kessel

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Daily Reviews Evoke 'Scathing' Student Response

Associated Press Foreign News Analyst
[OW STEADY are American nerves? The
opportunity to find out may be close at
hand. The Berlin crisis seems headed for a
ihowdown in a few months. It 'could bring
he U.S.S.R. and the United States to the brink
3f 'war.
The outcome may depend upon which side
has the stronger nerves, Whatever the result,
t will bexof enormous importance to the whole
The Russians give the impression there are
Dnly two alternatives for the West in Berlin:
back down on their basic positions or go to
var. Seeming to scent inevitable victory in the
ong run, the Russians apparently provoked
he crisis deliberately. They say the Allies must
eave West-Berlin so it can be a free city,
>erhaps under UN Auspices.
THAT WOULD mean an Allied pullback at
least 110 miles to West Germany. West Ber-
in would be an isolated enclave within Red ter-
itory to be gobbled by Communism when the
Russians find it expedient to abrogate their
But Washington apparently is gambling on
his basis: If Moscow does not want war, it
vill not provoke one over a roadblock in East
Germany. If Moscow wants war, it will have
war, one way or the other,
Editorial Staff'
Editorial Director City Editor
DALE CANTOR.4............Personnel Director
rEAN WILLOUGHBY.......Associate Editorial Director
LLAN JONES -................ Sports Editor
BEATA JORGENON. ......Associate City Editor
ELIZABETHI ERSKIN0... .Associate Personnel Director
II COLEMAN,.... ...........Associate Sports Editor
DAVID ARNOLD.. .............Chief Photographer

West Berlin and Western Europe have been
protected from Communism only by the im-
plicit threat of U. S. power. But the deterrent
has been atomic power. No conventional fcrce
exists in Europe sufficient to stop the Red mili-
tary machine. Without nuclear weapons in the
picture, the Russians soon might dominate all
The United States State Department seems
to be preparing American public opinion for
resistance to Moscow, even to the point of
risking total war.
It -is a big gamble, based up on the assump-
tion that the Russians will back down when
the threat of war becomes too real.
West Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt's current
American tour seems to tie in with this State
Department effort. Both he and the State De-
partment may want to know Just how far
United States public opinion would support
such a gamble.
BRANDT'S STATEMENTS seem almost like
trial balloons. He is telling his constituents
that West Berlin is assured of total United
States support, and that if Moscow pushes the
crisis to the limit, there may be most serious
consequences. Berliners, he is saying, are ready
to fight for the right of self-determination. He
is warning that a sham solution to. the crisis
could result in Soviet domination of the city,
which would have disastrous consequences for
the whole Western world.
He is right in that. For Moscow, a political
victory on the issue would have tremendous sig-
nificance. It could demonstrate that the United
States is unable to defend its allies. That could
mean the beginning of a neutralized Germany
and a neutralized Europe. After that the posi-
tion of the West in the Middle East and Asia
could deteriorate rapidly.
The Russians might go close to the limit for
such a prize. But would Moscow, overstep the
fateful line that would mean war? Would
Allied use of force to guarantee the corridors
to Berlin ignite the fuse?
Do the Allies, indeed, have any choice but
to make th gnmhle? With TTnited State nro-

To the Editor:
IN HER DUAL ROLE of reviewing
the play as well as the perfoim-
ance of "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,"
Miss Willoughby says, "although
hardly a great-or even substan-
tial-piece of drama, it is an inter-
esting and beautifully crafted play
one which is permeated with just
that combination of sensitivity and
vulgarity which pleases the ama-
teur audience as well as the ama-
teur aptor." I am afraid the review
is so amateurishas to be insensi-
tive to the true significance of
the play. She adds, "Cat was
neither tragic nor deeply moving;
it successfully conveyed, neverthe-
less, the amosphere of suffering
in the midst of sweaty common-
ness"-rather a woolly sentence.
If one asks of the play, the
human question in Arthur Miller's
words-What is its ultimate rele-
vancy to the survival of the hu-a
man race?--one can see the tragic
grandeur and the dynamic forces
unleashed by the play.-The heart
of the play is the idea of 'social
'guilt.' It is not simply that Brick
and Mag'gie are surrounded by
mendacity and greed but who is
responsible for these and what one
can do about these. Williams does
not, just for the fun of it, put the
words in Big Daddy's mouth when
he talks about his 28,000 acres and
abject poverty of the Arab woman
and her toddler. This is not a
theme of 'abnormality' and 'per-
version' as the reviewer would have
us believe but a grand one worthy
of being examined relentlessly.
Williams is not a hebraist; he does
not bash it in the eye or sock it
in the jaw as Shaw would or even
attempt to grasp the world on the
stage and shake it. But the pan-
theon of forces are there if only

smothered the pulse of the play
since the characters, in so surren-
dering to environmental determin-
ism, have thrown an enormous
challenge to the society.
I would like to point out what
Arthur Miller, one of America's
leading playwrights, has to say
about "Cat." He -says, "As the play
was produced, without the surface
realism of living room, bedroom,
walls, conventional light-in an
atmosphere, instead, of poetic con-
flict, in a world that is eternal and
not merely this world-it provided
more evidence that Williams' pre-
occupation extends beyond the
psychiatric connotations of homo-
sexuality and impotence. In every
conceivable fashion there was es-
tablished a goal beyond sheer be-
havior. We were made to see, I
believe, an ulterior pantheon of
forces and a play of symbols as
well as of characters . . . Above
the father's and the son's individ-
ual viewpoints the third must
emerge, the viewpoint, in fact, of
the audience, the society, and the
race. It is a viewpoint that must
weigh, asI have said, the question
of its own right to biological sur-
vival-and one thing more, the
question of the fate of the sensi
tive and the just in an impure
world of power. After all, ulti-
mately someone must take charge;
this is the tragic dilemma.."
It is true that the process by
which Brick regains his potency is
not spelled out at the end. But we
must sympathize with the author.
He has raised a big question for
which there is no immediate an-
swer. If we use the human race as
a frame of reference there is no
end to this play, yet. The play will
go on with this question until the
human race starts seeking an an-
swer passionately, though I am not

blue which somehow sets things to
rights-only brings to sharp focus
the enormity of the problem that
is posed by the play.
In an academic community like
this, supposedly charged with an
intellectual atmosphere, and where
the theatre should flourish, one
would expect a mature and
thoughtful review of such as play
as "Cat." I would be somewhat
contended to see a review of just
the performance of the play rather
than an injustice to the playwright
by a gesture of thoughtless review
of the play too.
--M. Ramaswamy
Dept. of Mech. Eng.
Reporting? . . .
To the Editor:
WE REALIZE that it is the
policy of The Daily to print
sophomoric and puerile reviews of
concerts, but the review of the
Tebaldi concert climaxed this tra-
dition. Mr. McLaughlin evidently
expected an evening of opera and
compensated for his disappoint-
ment by unvarrantaed and scath-
ing criticism of one of the finest
singers before the public today.
What is '.Ah, Spietato" but an
Handelian operatic aria? Yet Mr.
McLaughlin refers to her "single
operatic selection from Verdi." To
the well-versed musician, her pro-
gram, rather than being disap-
pointing, included a well-balanced
variety of unhackneyed selections.
As for her "limited expression-
istic devices consisting mainly of
dynamic and intonational shad
ings,'" the Italian style of singing
calls for nothing else. Beautifully
controlled and shaded phrasing is
one of Miss Tebaldi's outstanding

the- pros and cons of fraternity
membership. I was absolutely
thrilled by the picture given of the
independent -" a student who
chooses his own friends, acts his
own mind, shoulders his own re-
sponsibility. If this is a true pic-
ture, then surely the independent
deserves the laurel wreath without
question; but I suspect that this
wonderful hero has very few coun-
terparts in reality. Non-member-
ship in a Greek organization is
hardly enough to stir the com-
placency of most of the so-called
"independents." Not that I think
that the ultimate in life is to score
100 per cent on a Viceroy quiz, but,
surely the opportunity for real
"individualism" which unaffiliated
living does offer is being over-
looked by many?
There are other forms of con-
straint besides, those oft-enumer-
ated pressures in a Greek organi-
zation; it is just as easy to be
incapacitated by group conscious-
ness, by prejudice, and by false
social and academic values in a
dorm or an apartment. What inde-
pendent living does offer is a
greater opportunity, and if any
underclassman is thinking of tak-
ing advantage of it he had better
have a pretty clear picture of who
he is and where he is going. A
sorority or fraternity will supply
those answers to the unsure or in-
different, and, after all, they do
turn out a pretty good product. If
a person. is going -to conform, he
could do a lot worse, for very
likely he will find himself much
more adept at "getting along with
people," especially those exactly
like himself, after such an experi-
ence. This is not to be sneered at-
it will help him get a wife, get a
job, and become a well-accepted
membero f the country hclb

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,VOL. LXIX, NO. 95
General Notices
More ushers are needed for the Bur-
ton Holmes Travelogue series. Applica-
tions for these positions will be re-
ceived at the box office at Hill Aud. on
Tues., Feb. 17, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. If,
you have any further questions, please
call Mr. Warner at the box office be-
fore 6 p.m. or at home at NO 8-8597
after 6 p.m.
International Student and Family Ex-
change: Rms. 103 and 528 (basement)
Wed. night: 7:30-9:00, Thurs. morning:
10-11:30. Have men's overcoats and
sweaters, women's warm clothing, ma-
ternity outfits and infants equipment
and clothing -and children's clothing.
Any foreign students needing any of
these items should come down at these
Agenda, Student Government Council,
Feb. 18, 1959. 7:30 p.m., Council Room.
Minutes previous meeting.
Officer reports: President; Letters,
from Dean Rea, Alpha Kappa Lambda;
vice-President (Exec.): Appointments
to conduct Sttidy Committee; Vice-
President (Adm in.):Treasurer: Report,
half year: 1958 Homecoming profits.
Evaluation Committee report: Board
in Review, Leonard Wilcox chairman.
Cinema Guild, policy x change.r .
Standing Committees: National and
International, Exchange Program prog-
ress report; Public Relations; Education
and Student Welfare; Studente Activi-
ties Committee: Willopolitan, Bicycle
Exchange, Interim Action.
Personnel Committee.
Old Business.
New Business.
Members and constituents time.
University Lecture, auspices of the
Dept. of Psychiatry. "Dealing with
Transference in Psychotherapy." 0.
Spurgeon English, M. D., Head, Dept.

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