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Y. NOVEMBER 5, 1958

NIGHT EDITOR: THOMAS TURNER

By FRANK CORMIER
Associated Press staff writer
WASHINGTON-Some of President Dwight D. Eisenhower's most
influential economic advisors regard current inflation fears as a form
of mass hysteria. They contend the fears wil vanish for lack of factual
support.
One top policymaker said recently the weight of economic evidence
indicates there simply will be no significant inflation through much, if
not all, of 1959. He said this gives the government time to mount an at-
tack on longer-range inflationary pressures.
Top Treasury officials generally share this view. The fact is worth
noting because Secretary Anderson and his aides boosted their standing
as economic oracles by insisting the recession could be cured without
the tax cuts many persons urged last spring.
The no-inflation-now camp also is convinced there is a good chance

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The SGC Board in Review Decision

Hasty.
"HOW CAN YOU settle the Sigma Kappa
issue until you have clear cut policy?"
Assistant Dean of the Medical School Robert
Lovell asked his fellow members of the Board
in Review of Student Government Council at
the Board's meeting last week. Dean of Wo-
men Deborah Bacon and others explained
that because of the up and coming SGC elec-
tions, "the Council does not want to hand on
to someone else a time bomb that has not yet
exploded." It was also explained that it isn't
fair to Sigma Kappa's members to keep them
waiting any longer for a decision which so
directly affects their future.
Lovell apparently found none of these ex-
planations satisfactory. He cast the only dis-
senting vote in the Board's decision to lift
the stay of action imposed on the Council's de-
cision finding Sigma Kappa sorority in viola-
tion of University regulations.
Seemingly Lovell is the only Board in Re-
view member far-sighted enough to realize
that expediency is not always the best policy
and that considering the after effects of any
decision on the Sigma Kappa issue it could well
prove to be the worst. The reason lies in the
fact that previously set policy should be ap-
plied to an instance such as Sigma Kappa and
that it is logically incorrect to allow such a
small instance to set precedent for the larger
issue which is actually one of jurisdiction.
As of Friday when the Board lifted the stay
of action ,the special committee on Sigma
Kappa had only 11 days in which to analyze
the situation thoroughly, consult with the ad-
ministration as promised and to offer its
resolutions as to the status of Sigma Kappa
to SGC. On the evening of the first day of
Council elections, the body is expected to de-
cide on the issue.
TRUE, it would be unfortunate that Sigma
Kappa's status would! remain undetermined
and at least one more Council would have to
contend with the problem while a thorough
study was made of the Student Government
Council Plan and jurisdictional areas were
clearly marked. But it will be more unfortu-
nate if the decision, derived in haste, proves
to be a bad one when viewed more objectively
a year, two years And more from now.
It all reverts to the fact that the SGC Plan
which has been described by Vice-President
for Student Affairs James A. Lewis as "loose'
is actually just plain "baggy." It cannot, as it
now stands be tailored to fit the Sigma Kappa
issue so that both the Council and the admin-
istration are happy.
--JUDITH DONER
Make 'Hyde i
CHARGES of student apathy in the Univer-
sity were dealt a near fatal blow last Fri-
day by the "Hyde Park, U. of M." Cries of
"abolish SGC . . . repeal Michigan drinking
laws. .. down with The Daily" hardly sound
like- the silent generation.
The debate gave the students who are not
on The Daily a chance for the first time to
really express their views on a variety of issues.
This is needed. At a University of this size
the student may feel that he has no place
where he can express himself. The largeness
tends to give a feeling of unimportance and a
feeling that no matter what he sayi it can be
of little importance, as who will listen to him,

Practical . .
M OVING AHEAD to resolve the Sigma Kappa
case before working out a permanent solu-
tion to the jurisdictional dispute between the
administration and Student Government
Council was the only practical solution.
In lifting the stay of action on SOC's deci-
sion finding Sigma Kappa still in violation of
University rules the Board permitted separate
treatment of the two problems. Logically, of
course, an individual sorority's status on cam-
pus is a problem smaller than and dependent
on the question of who has the power to de-
termine such status. Assistant Medical School
Dean Robert Lovell saw this and objected to
handling the Sigma Kappa problem first.
But strict adherence to logic ignores other
factors. For, as Dean of Women Deborah Ba-
con pionts out, the women of Sigma Kappa
have been in an insecure position for two
years and deserve to know now whether or
not they will be permitted to remain Sigma
Kappas.
Of even greater importance is the insecure
position in which SGC finds itself. This will
not be completely resolved until the Council
sits down with the administration and de-
cides who has final say on recognition of fra-
ternities and sororities, but would certainly
be ameliorated by a settlement on Sigma
Kappa.
FOR THE QUESTION of jurisdiction was
foisted on the Council when Dean Bacon
called the Board In Review on the decision
finding Sigma Kappa in violation. Yet the
area of jurisdiction in question is withdrawal
of recognition, which SGC was no closer to
in finding Sigma Kappa in violation this year
than In 1956 when the administration approved.
The administration hasn't recognized the
validity of SGC President Maynard Goldman's
point that the Board in Review could not be
called, under the SGC Plan, since recognition
had not been withdrawn.
They have, on the other hand, questioned
the whole SGC Plan by describing 'it as "de-
liberately loose"
All this will be worked out, in joint discus-
sions, but as Dean Bacon pointed out in an-
swer to Dean Lovell's objection, such proceed-
ings are a matter of months or years.
SGC can now clear up Sigma Kappa's status,
and its own as well, since a working solution
to the jurisdictional dispute could not help
but arise if the Board disagreed with the final
action.
Some of the months or years to a final solu-
tion might even be shaved.
-THOMAS TURNER
ark' Traditional
long kept quiet in the back of the mind, fresh-
men no longer feeling insignificant had their
say without having to worry, what their par-
ents or their teahers would say.
Certainly many of the statements did not
deal with things completely serious and world-
ly, but so what? The expression is more im-
portant than the content. Student thinking
can be aroused by a discussion on drinking
laws as well as one dealing with the situation
In the Near Eat. The main thing is that the
students had a chance to express themselves.
At best there are only a few political groups
on a campus of this size. This is not enough
to handle all those who occasionally would like
to have the opportunity to be heard.
A 'Hyde Park' seems to be the answer. Only
here do people really appear to be vocally un-
inhibited. 'Hyde Park' should become a
tradition.
-KENNETH McELDOWNEY

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By WILLIAM S. WHITE
WASHINGTON - Not the least
of a thousand questions faced
during World War II by Roosevelt
and Churchill was that of dealing
with the austere and profoundly
difficult Charles de Gaulle.
De Gaulle was the heart of
French resistance in the black old
days of Nazi occupation. His own
frigid honor and patriotism and
his immense usefulness against
the Germans made it imperative
for Washington and London to
get along with him.
But his very good qualities also
made him a stubborn, proud,
highly sensitive associate who
caused much wry headshaking
among Roosevelt, Churchill and
their colleagues. He was the rose;
and he was the prickly thorn. And
to grasp the one was, usually, to
be a bit stung by the other.
44 *
THIS ALLIED experience of
long ago is being repeated now all
over the Western alliance, and
markedly so here in Washington.
A decade and a half later de
Gaulle has again become a great
hope and a great dilemma to the
rest of the West.
France's capitulation to Ger-
many thrust iron into the soul of
every true Frenchman. And the
truest of all is Charles de Gaulle.
This columnist, as a war corre-
spondent, entered the Cathedral
of Notre Dame at the tail-end of
de Gaulle's party when the gen-
era marched in there upon the
liberation of Paris for the Te
Deum, the mass of thanksgiving
for deliverance.
The memory will never die of

COMMENTARY:
Gaulle Pushes in NATO
By WILLIAM S. WHITE

the general's stiff, still face, free
of regret or triumph but full of an
old suffering that even he could
not hide, as he knelt at the con-
secration of the Host in the an-
cient cathedral.
Now, as the years have passed,
he has washed away much, but
not all, of what sensitive French-
men felt was a stain upon one of
the world's oldest and 'roduest
military traditions. At home, as
a fabulously successful Prime
Minister, he has already restored
France's domestic strength and
confidence.
At the moment, as the story
comes up to date, he is attempt-
ing nothing less than to push
France up to the very pinnacle of
world power and prestige. He is
asking that the 15-nation North
Atlantic Treaty Organization be
overlaid with a super-directorate
of only three, the UnitedStates,
Britain - and France'
* * *.
THIS WOULD mean France
would demand a voice equivalent
to the voices of associates incom-
parably more powerful - the
United States - and very much
more powerful - Britain. Too,
de Gaulle would presumably at-
tempt to have a hand in decisions
of a kind in which not all of
NATO put together has thus far
attempted to take any such role.
It might even mean, for example,
that h'e would claim the right to
participate in what have been
this country's own decisions about
such matters as Formosa in the
Far East.
Already, his p r o p os al has
"brought ill-represse dconsterna-

tion among Isuch other NATO
partners as Italy and West Ger-
many. No Italian government, no
free German government, could.
expect to last long after telling
its people that it would allow de
Gaulle to place France above
them.
It has not been easy for the
partners to accept the predomi-
nance in NATO even of the United
States - a predominance at least
justified by the harsh reality of
our power and made tolerable in
our great care iot to throw our
weight about.
ALL THE SAME, any flat re-
jection of de Gaulle's plan would
shake NATO to the core. For he
is understood to have hinted that
without great concessions to
France's desire to regain past
glory, he will find NATO of ever-
decreasing interest. And, finally,
all in the West are fully aware of
the great contributions he has al-
ready made by pulling France to-
gether.
No one in the West would wise-
ly deny him any prestige helpful
to France so long as the price
was not unbearably high to the
remainder of the West. Thus it
is that many anxious diplomatic
conversations are going on here
between Allied and United States
representatives. In the end they
all center upon a single hope: that
somehow Washington can meet de
Gaulle, for the good of de Gauille
and of all, with someaccommoda-
tion that the others in NATO at
least can live with.
(Copyright, 1958, by United
Feature Syndicate, Inc.)

of success in the long term battle
base this on a belief that the
federal budget will be brought into
balance and that industry wage
boosts can be kept in line with
gains in worker output.
Inflation fears have been re-
flected most sharply in the stock
market. Investors and speculators
have bid up stock prices to record
levels, while shunning bonds which
would lose value in an inflation
spiral.
Julian B. Baird, Under Secretary
of the Treasury, told a Chicago
audience recently that current
economic facts "are a considerable
distance away from some of the
interpretations which are current
in the financial markets." He said
strong counter forces are working
against inflation.
Officials who subscribe to the
no-inflation view believe infla-
tion worries have been blown up
beyond reason, particularly in Wall
Street.
"THE AMERICAN people are ex-
tremely volatile and quick to go
to extremes," one of them com-
mented. "This inflation scare is
a sort of mass hysteria-a nation-
al psychosis."
He said such talk inevitably will
subside if-as he believes-no in-
flation develops. He likened the
situation to shai'p swings of pub-
lic opinion on such topics as the
Russian Sputniks and the reces-
sion.
Here are the reasons given by
those who see no prospect of ma-
jor inflation In the near future:
Recovery from the recession has
been solid and, with exception of
the auto industry, broadly based
There's no sign of a runaway boom
in which too much money chases
too few goods-the classic cause
of inflation,
Industry can expand production
considerably without taxing plant
capacity and putting pressure on
prices from that direction. Also,
there still is a sizeable national
labor surplus which will tend to
lessen pressure on wages.
Output per man, or productivity,
is increasing dramatically. This
means industry can afford to grant
wage boosts without hiking prices
to pay for them. Productivity is up
because businesses learned how to
operate more efficiently during the
recession. Also, with some plants
idle, businessmen are concentrat-
$ng production in their most mod-
ern and efficient plants.
It's still a buyer's market. Com-
panies will be reluctant to scare
away customers by increasing
prices.
Record crops are being harvest-
ed and the supply of meat ani-
mals headed for market is in-
creasing. This should relieve pres-
sure on food prices.
THE NO-INFLATION group
looks for an over-all stability in
consumer prices for at least six
months to a year. They say food
prices will decline and tags on
manufactured goods will hold
fairly steady. The only significant
increase they foresee is in the cost
of services-charges by barbers,
repair men, doctors and the like.
They say incomes in this sector
are still catching up with wage
boosts won earlier by industrial
workers.
If time proves this to be a real-
istic appraisal, what of the longer
range future? How about the na-
tional debt of 280 billion dollars-
a near record-and the prospect-
ive record peacetime budget defi-
cit of 12 billions?
Red ink spending is admittedly
inflationary. Treasury officials
don't like it but they say the pub-
lic is unduly alarmed by the pres-
ent situation. Corporation tax re-
ceipts will be increasing in a few
months and, they say, this will
permit a sizeable reduction in the
deficit for the next fiscal year.

If deficits were to continue in-
definitely, these officials ack-
nowledge there would be infla-
tion. But they say the economy
can easily handle a year or two
of big deficits.
IN THIS CONNECTION, they
cite figures indicating the national
debt is less of a burden now than
12 years ago. In 1946, the debt was
a bit lower but exceeded total an-
nual production by 28 per cent.
Today total production tops the
debt by 36 per cent.
As of the end of September, in-
terest charges on the debt were a
smaller proportion of the gross
national product than in any year

against erosion of the dollar. They
BAROQUE TRIO:
Theiolog
And Unity,
ALL OF THE works played by
the Baroque Trio last evening
at Rackham had one quality in
common: the re-creation of a
World of Art where life was not
expressed as a chaos of unrelated
fragments, as in the backwash of
the romantic era that we live in,
but rather a closed whole under
the direction of deity. The tight
relationship between emotions of
gaity and sadness was represented
by the technique of alternating
slow movements of pensive quali-
ty, with fast ones of lively dance
motivation, The dance rhythms
that pervade them all infer the
theological necessity for carrying
on existence under circumstances
of stress. Only in the Quantz work,
was there any impairment of the
basic balance of instruments that
is an integral part of this music;
and this is highly understandable
from the greatest flutist of the
century. The harpsichordist, Miss
Marilyn Mason used a John Chal-
lis instrument of the one-manual
variety, more suitable for en-
semble conttinuo playing than the
massive one Scarlattiphiles use to
blast down the general neighbor-
hood with. Arlene Sollenberger,
who sang pieces from Bach and
Handel, had an accurate voice of
an agreeable light quality that
blended into the ensemble like
an instrument. From the com-
plexity of the vocal writing, we
can infer that this was exactly
the effect the composers desired.
* , *
THE TRIO SONATA in D by
Stradella began the program on
a graceful, witty note. Its many
beauties included a wealth of
melodic ideas, and a light contra-
puntal texture that suggested har-
monies of madrigal derivation.
Telemann's E Minor Trio Sonata
contained more affecting melo-
dies, and a wealth of contrapuntal
ideas that are in line with his re-
puted fluency of composition. A
full century later than the Stra-
della, it contains more chromatic
harmonic elements in its florid
structure, though never obscuring
the basic dance rhythm of its
measures. The Quantz work was
easily more spontaneus and per-
sonal than the preceding sonatas,
foreshadowing the much more in-
dividual expression of the roman-
tic virtuosi. This music is weighted
with a melancholy that is all the
more touching in expression for
its lack of explicit despair, and of
an intellectual vigor sadly lacking
in his virtuosi descendents.
The Bach cantata featured the
master's usual practice of writing
for voice with instrument obligat-
to. It wastnothing more than in.
candescently lovely, while the
Handel work, whether happy or
sad, was of a more Immediate in-
fectious appeal. The evening end-
ed with a Bach Trio Sonata and a
wonderfully c h r o m a t i c alla
breve" fugue.
-Matthew Paris

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PARK, U. of M." gave all interested
nts a chance to be heard. For many
baters this seemed to be the first time
had the chance. Here were coeds yell-
e top of their lungs, ideas that were

POLITICAL AND OTHERWISE .. By David Tarr
Of Pasternak and Politics

I INTERPRETING THE NEWS:

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Coincidence or New Trend ?

FOR THE NEXT two years the political sa-
vants will be trying to fit yesterday's elec-
tion returns into trends affecting the future,
especially 1960.
This does nobody any harm, except some-
times to the prognosticating reputations of the
savants. The voters go along their frequently
unpredictable way, without much attention to
the patterns into which they are supposed to
fall.
One reason for this is that the soothsayers
are often confused because what they take for
trends only represent a series of coincidences.
This is especially true of nonpresidential
elections, when people are voting for someone
to represent them, not someone to represent the
nation as a whole.
TAKE THE SO-CALLED foreign policy de-
bate during the campaign just ended.
It has been approached from two angles. For
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one part, the orators have been trying to im-
pugn or enhance the reputation of their par-
ticular parties for handling international af-
fairs.
For the other part, they have been playing to
particularly regional thought and prejudices.
The result represents no decision on an ac-
tion level. '1he representatives to Congress
chosen after such debates have been elected
primarily on the basis of local issues. In general
they will follow the decisions of the more ex-
perienced leaders in their parties and in the
administration.
THERE HAS BEEN, however, one extremely
interesting development in the past campaign
which could affect both policy and politics dur-
ing the next two years.
Secretary Dulles and President Dwight D.
Eisenhower were doing all they could to tone
down the foreign policy debate when Vice
President Nixon decided he had to get into it
whole hog to meet Democratic arguments.
The president didn't like it at first, but then
reversed himself to let Nixon have his way.
To that degree, Nixon assumed a portion of
the political leadership usually appertaining to

IT IS EASY to feel rather sorry
for Boris Pasternak; sorry not
because he evidently will be denied
the opportunity to claim the Nobel
prize for literature but sorry be-
cause the book that won him the
honor will be for evermore a sym-
bol of the political divisions of the
world today. As a literary achieve-
ment Dr. Zhivago will be mean-
ingless to most of the millions of
people in the world who now know
the name of Pasternak by heart.
This is not to say that writers
traditionally have been or neces-
sarily should be separated from
the political events of thle day.
But Pasternak, who presumably
considers himself an artist, now
will probably go down in history
as a prime political figure of the
1950's.
Cerainly it would be wrong to
believe the book was ever con-
ceived as a political weapon, al-
though that is what it has become.
Even the buyers who will soon
push the book to the top of the
best seller list will be ill-quali-
fied to judge its literary merits;
too many, probably, will simply
find a glowing testimony of the
superiority of the Western eco-

nature as the other Nobel prize.
It was instead a great tribute to
three individuals who have worked
so hard to serve the People's Re-
public.
The fact that the Soviet leaders
are able to differentiate between
two Nobel prizes, supposedly of
equal honor, is perhaps the clear-
est testimony that could be ob-
tained of the complete subjuga-
tion in Russia of the individual to
the needs and goals of the im-
personal state.
* * *
THE ACCEPTANCE of one prize
and the rejection of another of
the same kind-for in the last
analysis it is the government
which decided whether or not to
accept it-shows to what extent
a state will go to achieve the
goals the leaders set. In Russia,

as in Communist China, the gov-
ernment will use any and every
means at its disposal to imple-
ment foreign and domestic policy.
The West-with its moral na-
ture and concepts of international
law and acceptable procedure in
foreign relations-is slow to real-
ize that it is dealing with a ba-
sically new kind of state,. one
which will not hesitate, to any
part of the society, be it politi-
cal, economic, literary, artistic or
anything else, to enhance the
power and prestige of the state
and its leaders.
NOW THAT the elections are
over here in the United States, the
politicians can get back to dis-
cussing the issues. With a little
luck they might even come up
with an answer or two: something
they certainly did not come near
in the campaign,
Since the politicians are through
telling the country what wonder-
ful presidential candidates they
would make in 1960,,foreign poli-
cy, unemployment, rising prices,
civil rights, aid to education and
the like may get some serious
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1953
VOL. LXIX, NO. 43
General Notices
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in Rm. 58 (basement) of the Health
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Ceed directly to basement, fill out
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