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"My Dear Fellow-Ahalia-The Pleasure Is All Mine"

Wfe Sidgau Thti
Sixty-Ninth Year

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Slow-Starting Concert
Has Impressive Finish

iC B "y-Law
Deserves Support



A T ITS LAST MEETING, the Executive Com-
mittee of the Inter-Fraternity Council re-
fused to ratify a proposed by-law amendment
which would enable it to deal-quite stringently
with fraternities which it feels have hindered
their pledge classes from making a 2.0 average.
By doing so, it showed unwillingness to take the
responsibility for a great drawback in the Uni-
versity's fraternity system.
The student's goal in attending a university
is to acquire the best education possible. It was
indicated at the Executive Committee meeting
that there are several fraternities on this cam-
pus which do not provide the proper atmosphere
conducive to the achievement of this goal. But
rather than take action to correct this, the
Committee defeated the by-law as being unfair
to these fraternities.
As proposed, the by-law would empower the
Executive Committee to "place on social pro-
bation for a period of not less than three
months nor more than a semester any fraternity
whose pledge class grade point average is below
2.0 for two consecutive semesters." This is not
THE MAIN OBJECTION to this proposition
was that one or two pledges could pull down
an entire pledge class. This objection does not
seem valid for 1) the Executive Committee has
the prerogative to decide whether it is the fra-

ternity's fault or whether the pledges simply
didn't work and 2) it was shown that some
fraternities lost over two-thirds of their pledges
because of grade deficiencies.
Two-thirds of a pledge class not making
grades does not look like a case of one or two
members of the class pulling the average down.
And since it is the Executive Committee which
would decide whether it is the fraternity that
is at fault, why would it refuse to pass this
by-law? Doesn't it trust its own judgment?
those whom it feels can graduate. It must
be admitted that some applicants are accepted
whose ability or desire to meet the University's
standards is uncertain. But it is inconceivable
that one or two fraternities would pledge so
many of these men. The fault apparently lies
with these fraternities' pledge programs. With
the threat of social probation, the offending
fraternities would soon see to it that their
pledges made grades. It is hardly an ideal situa-
tion to hold a sword over the heads of the
fraternities, but they do not seem willing to
take the responsibility upon themselves, and
this appears to be the only alternative.
A new attempt will be made to get a by-law
covering this situation through the Committee.
It is to be hoped that an effective amendment
will be passed.

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A New 'Exodus'

IT HAS BEEN recently suggested by Rabbi
Alan S. Green of Cleveland, Ohio, that the
trouble in the South over the integration of
schools is not a problem, rather is is the solution
to a problem that has existed for hundreds of
He compared the Negroes to the Hebrews in
the time of the Egyptian Pharoahs when the
Hebrews were in bondage of slavery. The He-
brews were downtrodden and without hope of
escape until one man had the courage to stand
up to Pharaoah and demand he release the
The Negroes, like the Hebrews in the Egyp-
tian period, are discriminated against and are
held in low esteem by the majority of Southern-
ers. They were put into segregated schools and
many were getting a poor education. They could
not foresee any change for the better.
BUT, JUST AS MOSES stood up to Pharoah
and demanded release of the Hebrews, the
Ngeores are standing on their rights and de-
manding better educational opportunities.
Nor there S
IN THE NORTH, the common feeling is that
the problems of segregation and racial preju-
dice have a home only in the south. But this
is not always true. Less than 15 miles from the
University campus, in Willow Village, accord-
ing to the National Association for the Ad-
vancement of Colored People and allied groups
segregation is being practiced.
Some of the problems there stem from the
upheaval of hundreds of families through the
rebuilding of Willow Village and the subse-
quent destruction of their former homes. But
some of the problems that have arisen have
come from the actions of the people involved.
The Permanent Committee for Civic Action
and the local branch of the NAACP, in repre-
senting the Negroes involved, have stirred re-
sentment against the Willow Woods Develop-
merit Corp., by, in some cases, increasing the
importance of certain issues, including faulty
THE ACTION of the Development Corpora-
tion itself also has caused a certain amount
of friction in Willow Village. It appears that
they have failed to adequately explain what
they are trying to accomplish in the area,
The, NAACP has charged that the Willow
Woods Development Corp. has practiced see-
regation in the assignment of housing to col-

In both cases, the problem was the "do
nothing but suffer" attitude of the two groups.
Moses solved the problem for the Hebrews, and
the problem for the Negroes moving towards
solution with their demands for integrated
HE NEGRO is Justified in wanting integra-
tion immediately. Since the first slaves were
brought into the United States he has been
deprived of a real opportunity for education,
and only by fighting for his rights, will he break
down the bondagre which has kept him separate
and unequal from the "superior" whites. The
false theory of ethnocentrism wherein a "social
race' tries to set limits on what they feel is
another "lower social race" is being exposed.
An exodus is a brave and difficult thing.
However, the time has come when Pharoah
Faubus and his friends must realize their
"slaves" are going to fight for their rights. And,
they are going to succeed.
ored and white. It claims that, instead of sell-
ing housing to all on a first-come first-served
basis, as promised, they have excluded Negroes
from many of the sections. The NAACP also
claims that the Willow Woods Development
Corp. has failed to live up to many of its con-
tractual obligations dealing with permitting
other builders to build in this area.
All of these charges have been quickly de-
nied by the Willow Woods Development Corp.
[F ONLY A FEW of these charges are true
then there is still reason for concern by
not only those who are directly concerned but
also all people who refuse to see any possibility
of segregation in the north.
At the present time, however, it is difficult
to determine if these charges are true. The
conflicting statements would fill many volumes.
It is to be hoped that the court trial of this
case beginning on November 13, will be able
to wade through these statements.
This is a situation that cannot be considered
too far away to bother with. Willow Village is
not in the deep south. When it snows in Wil-
low Village, It snows in Ann Arbor. It must be
realized that it is possible to have segregatr'
in the north as well as in the south.

Tunisia Alhe
THE POLITICAL WARS in our UAR. Marshal Abdel H
American Middle West and has just been given the
elsewhere are obscuring some im- met in Moscow. Sovi
portant marching and counter- of more assistance a
marching relating to the cold war efforts of the West to-
in the Middle East. the Arab people"-thl
For years there have been just Premier Nikita Khrush
two kinds of news from that area guage-have been trun
-bad and disastrous. It is possible, unusual stridency.
in the view of foreign diplomats 3.) Colonel Nasser
here, to consider the present news Premnier Khrushchlev
to be almost good, to a point at the West not to help1
least, if new Arab-Israeli figlh
The action of President Habib break out.
Bourguiba of Tunisia in breaking The line being tak
openly with Colonel Abdel Nae Arabs here is th
United Arb Republic-Egpt and wholly unconcerned i
Syria-is having some ellects that war between West and
favor the West. only wish to be left a:
First of all, the Nasser Arabs are West--and to be given
showing far more alarm about it nomic and maybe mili
than might ave been expected ance, too. The suggest
from the outside. This is the clear- unless the West oblig
est possible evidence that Bour- mhakes no more "interv
guiba's thrust poses a genuine, if th: side of such non-N
perhaps not a vast, threat to the Bourguiba in Tunisia-
Communist-associated expansion- things may happen,
ist axis of Egypt and Syria. Tu- * * *
nisia's potential power in the Arab THE INFERENCE is
world is being re-estimated up- that these nasty thing
ward. yet more "revolutions"
* *that murdered the p
PROOF ThAT Colonel Nasser is Iraq regime last summ
indeed "taking it big" in reaction nearly took over Leban
to Tunisian's challenge is amply dan until we and t
available, moved in troops.
1-1 United Arab Republic di- Coupled with all thi,
plomacy in the West is now sound- velopment of a new lin
ing an openly urgent tone, half of "reasonableness." It i
threat and half of appeal. The plained here that the N
whole manner of the UAR's new are not exactly 'neutr
ambassador here, Dr. Mostafa us and the Russians, bu
Kamil, a short, egg-bald, volubly a "policy of non-align
worried man, makes it plain that This, of course. is th
in his eyes a new crisis of grave favored by Prime Min
implication has arisen, of -India-and it is a 1
2.) The vice-president of the hear it. from Arabs whc

)Ar b rT Policy

akim Amer,
eA" treat-
et promises
against the
further rob
s in Soviet
hchev's Ian-
apeted with
has asked
to "warn"
the Israelis
hting should
en by the
hat they are
in the cold
East. They
lone by the
some eco-
tary assist-
tion is that
ges - and
entions" on
asserites as
-very nasty
gs might be
of the kind
er and very
on and Jor-
the British
s is the de-
ne of Nasser
s being ex-
qasser Arabs
al" between
ut only have
e term long
ister Nehru
ittle odd to
ose belliger-

ent record is as long as is the paci-
fist tradition of the Indians,
What is happening is that the
Nasser Arabs for the moment are
adopting-and not without a grim
sense of sumor-precisely the prim
tactics and even the slogans of
Nehru in playing the West off
against the East.
But the great difference is that
Nehru is the middle man for peace,
the Arabs are the middle men for
the Arabs. They seem perfectly
prepared to go on to more armed
trouble-making in the Middle East
if their diplomacy fails to soften
the American attitude.
What is newest of all, however,
is an obvious loss of a sure sense
of touch in the United Arab Re-
public-almost, it might be said,
there is a trace of quite unaccus-
tomed panic. This sort of thing
could easily lead Nasser to break
out wildly, if only because he has
been so thrown off balance,
* * *
THUS IT IS that the relative
weakening of his position raises
dangers as well as gains for the
West. This fact explains why the
United States and Britain are not
officially crying hurrahs to Bour-
guiba. Even the Israelis are play-
ing it cool, as the saying goes.
Certainly, they are not unhappy
with what Tunisia has done; but
they are avoiding giving any ex-
cuse to Nasser for saying it all
resulted from Israeli plotting.
There is an Arab saying, "Better
a wise enemy than a foolish
friend." The danger now is that
Nasser might not be a wise enemy,
(Copyright, 1958, by United
Feature Syndicate, Inc.)

AN OBLIGING Gina Bachauer
played an exhausting piano
program to a cheering audience
at Hill Auditorium last night:
then added three encores, any two
of which would have wearied a
lesser performer,
Mine. Bachauer seems to be at
her best playing Debussy, and, to
a certain extent, Chopin. Some
early works of Brahms and Bee-
thoven were well done, but this
praise must be qualified.
Beethoven's Sonata in A, Op.
2, No.2 dates back to the com-
poser's early period when he
roamed around confounding the
aristocracy with his great talent
as a piano virtuoso, Mine' Bachau-
er's performance of this was a
trifle more restrained than one
might desire, but letter-perfect,
affording the audience a rare
chance to hear something of early
Beethoven besides the first sym-
In the wrong hands, the Brahms
F minor Sonata tends to be a
long-winded affair with a few
pretty chords. After an occasion-
ally hectic first three movements,
Mme. Bachauer turned out the
best version of the Intermezzo I
have yet heard: also of the Finale.
a somewhat loosely connected
movement full of characteristic
chromatic figures.
THREE OF Debussy's preludes
went quite well, although there
were some heavy-handed moments
more suited utoBrahms than to
Debussy. Debussy's, whole - tone
scale reminds me more and more
of someone sitting on a piano, but
last evening's performance did a
great deal to erase some of this
impression of impressionism.
The Chopin Fantasia in F minor
has some marvelous slow sections,
melodic and imaginative. Other
sections are less imaginative, more
or less thrown together, producing
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this meeting must be ilx the President's
hands not later than Tues., Nov. 4.
The next "Flu Shot" clinic for stu-
dents, staff and employees will be held
in Room 58 (basement) of the Health
service:Thurs., Oct. 30, only. Hours are
5:00-11:30 am, and 1:00-4:30 p.m. Pro-
ceed directly to basement, fill out
forms, pay fee (100) and receive in-
jection. It is recommended that each
person receive two injections appr*xi-
mately 2-3 weeks apart. This clinic will
be open for both first and second shots.
The next Polio Shot clinic for stu-
dents will be held in the same room
Thurs., Nov. 20. The hours and pro-
cedures (except for the number of
shots) are the same as above for flu.
Foreign Visitors
Following are the foreign visitors who
will be on the 0ampus this week on
the dates indicated, Program arrange-
ments are being made by the Inter-
national Center: Mrs. Clifford R. Mil-
Miss Anima Sengupta, Economist-
Sociologist, India, Oct. 28-31.
(Continued on Page 5)

a jumbled effect. The pianist
brought out the best of this Fan-
tasia, somehow making the re-
mainder more interesting than ft
usually is.
Chopin's opus 25 etudes are
among the most difficult piano
music ever written. Mme. Bachau-
er tossed off the E minor Etude
in a completely perfect yet 'off-
hand manner. The C minor and
A minor etudes must be classified
among Chopin's greater works.
The difficult melodic line of the
C minor got lost occasionally, but
the A minor was a grand endi.g
to a virtuoso concert,
Encores, included a fast and
precise playing of Debussy's "To-
catta" and an exciting version of
the "Great Gate at Kiev" by Mus-
sorgsky: a dashing finish to a
somewhat slow-starting program.
-David Kessel
to the
Students .. .
To the Editor:
O N A NEAT yellow house in the
campus area there is occa-
sionally posted a sign, "Rooms for
Rent" Let us say that a large
double room is already occupied
by foreign students. After being
shown the vacant room or rooms,
the prospective North American
roomer will almost invariably ask
the landlady such questions as,
"What are the house rules?",
"How many share the bath?", and
"To whom do you rent rooms?"
When the landlady replies that
one room is currently rented to
students from another country,
the North American is no longer
It is difficult and troublesome
to rent rooms to foreign students.
The reasons are relatively easy to
pinpoint. They are: 1)'The foreign
student is not familiar with North
American customs and way of
living: and 2) It is frequently
very difficult to communicate with
him due to his limited understand.
ing of conversational English,
The solution, also relatively easy
to pinpoint, is fraternization, Fra
ternization between North Ameri-
can students and our foreign stu-
dents will rapidly break down bar-
riers of language and customs.
The student body of the University
of Michigan decries the situation
as it exists in Ann Arbor, yet the
individual members of this student
body are greater offenders than
are the landlords.
Relationships between North
American students and foreign
students are not more than super-
ficial acknowledgements. When is
the foreign student included in
social functions that are not de-
signed specifically for him? Where
Is the North American student who
will accept a foreigner as his room-
mate, thereby teaching him the
mechanics of our homes, the Eng-
lish which is spoken outside the
classroom, and the complexities of
our culture? This North American
student would be invaluable in
strengthening international under-
standing and trust.
The neat yellow house in the
campus area is mine, and I am the
landlady who is daily confronted
with the hardships and distress
caused by the North American stu-
dents' own discrimination and lack
of self-scrutiny.
--Frances M. Lenebrg





Ann Arbor's Parking Problem Grows Acute

A Tactic of Failure

Daily Staff 11riter
FRAFFIC and its co-problem,
parkin:, is a perennial head-
ache in Ann Arbor to both students
and year-round citizens.
The problem has been recognized
for many years and numerous
measures have been propos ed to
alevia te the situation,. Ofthe-e
proposals, the principal efforts in
the past few years have been the
Reid traffic study report and a
proposed substitution for the City's
building code now before City
The particular complaint about
parking seems to be the number
of cars stored on the city streets-
either all day and night or Iust
at night. Stored cars obstruct the
passage of traflic, the convenience
of traffic and street cleaning.,
The major problem is, of course,
student autoloblies. With most. of
the students having no off-stiect
parking facilities the only avail-
able place for them to park is on
the streets-both day and night.
THE REID REPORT proposcs to
solve this problei by making it
impossible for caris to be stored on
the streets. It recommends thy u e
of prohibited all-night parking on
alternate sides of the streets. Tis
system is now un, use in the can-

what the new parking ordinance
seeks to solve,
The essence of the parking ordi-
nance is that it would require, in
time, all houses to have adequate
par'king space off--street whiich is
compatible with its use.
The regulationcannot affect
those houses wh-ich are already
built but it provides that it will be
enforced for new buildings and
all buildings remodeled or con-
verted to new uses.
- - *
MORE PRECISELY this is what
the new code would require if
1' To obtain a building permit
(necessary to build new or to
remodel> or a certificate of occu-
pancy, the owner or builder must
submit a plan show ing how he will
conform to this ordinance.
21 The plan must show a park-
ing lot of the required size with its
31 In residential areas, this
palking lot may not use more than
25 per cent. of the area of the back
yard and side yards and il dis-
tricts for more than four-family
homes the lot must not be closer
than ten feet to the house.
4 The lot must be screened
from adjoining land by a four-foot
hih masonry wall.
5' The parking spaces must be

nent to students these are princi-
1) For multiple-family dwell-
ings, one and one-third spaces are
required for each family unit.
Multiple-family means more than
2) For fraternities,dsororities
and nonl-University dormitories
and rooming houses, two spaces
are required for each three guest
rooms or six beds, whichever is
greater. By state law, this ordi-
nance cannot be enforced on the
3) One- and two-family dwell-
ings must have one space for each
family unit.
These proposed regulations are
not strange or unusual. They are
a compilation of ordinances al-
ready on the books of the various
codes of the City. The reason for
grouping them together is to make
their enforcement more practical.
As can be expected, the reactionj
to this proposed new code is not
altogether favorable.r'Major oppo-
sition hlas come from the AnnA
Arbor Board of Realtors.
* * *
code would, as already shown,
mean the ruin of many houses.
Either houses must be reduced in


Associated Press News Analyst
HE EVERY-OTHER-DAY war now pro-
claimed by the Chinese Reds against the
hore islands looks very much like the
tic of a regime which has failed in a major
rt and wants to get off the hook without too
ch loss of face.
he Reds already had admitted after a
hion that the original Quemoy cease-fire was
ken at the time of the Dulles visit to For-
a to keep him from claiming a victory.
tiping radio said last Thursday:
The Republicans had been clamoring that
two orders ... for the temporary suspension
he bombardment of Quemoy were the result
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bombardments were designed to see whether
the Nationalist garrisons would crack up in the
face of an actual assault threat, while the
United States stood idle. Neither thing hap-
IN TALKING about the every-other-day war,
they say they want the Nationalists to have
everything they need for a long entrenchment.
They seek to make it appear that food and
weapons on the islands exist at Red suffer-
ance, yet they don't want to alienate the garri-
son from the Nationlist government on For-
Just get rid of the United States, the Reds
say, and we can talk the whole thing out-even
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