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Sixty-Ninth Year

"Why Don't You Move Out and Stop
Torturing This Poor Guy?"

hen Opinions Are Free
Truth Wil Pr" eval

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



Recruiting Program Needed
To Meet College Teacher Shortage

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THERE HAS BEEN a lot of talk in the last
several years about the impending shortage
of teachers in our colleges. One of the most
recent, and knowledgeable statements on the
teaching shortage problem was the report
made by the Carnegie Foundation for the Ad-
vancement of Teaching. The foundation's
blunt prediction: American graduate schools
will not be able to educate . enough college
teachers to meet the nation's demand.
It's not a very bright picture. Beside the lack
of funds for increased salaries and teacher
training facilities, the teacher shortage will be
sharply accented by increased industry recruit-
The Russell Report, a well-documented study
made this year by a legislative study committee
on education, warned state colleges and uni-
versities that they were fighting a loosing battle
in the contest with business, industry, law and
medicine for graduate students.
The lack of money will continue to be a
problem, and one for which a solution should
be sought,
BUT THE UNIVERSITY and the other schools
of the state should not remain idle in the
other part of the fight. Rather, they should
fight fire with fire, and match business's in-
tensive recruiting measures of their own. There
is no reason for academic rectitude to hide the
advantages of a teaching career under a bar-

rel, when some forthright recruiting might go
a long way.
There is an obvious disadvantage to a
teaching career-low salaries. Still there are
several important advantages-such as more
time for independent study-which should ap-
peal very much to a person whose interests in
a subject are strong enough to pursue it through
the eight or so years necessary to receive a
But in spite of this built-in inclination, many
graduate students are not going to make the
switch from a business to an academic career
are presented clearly and specifically by means
of a recruiting program.
W HAT WOULD the University's position be
in any academic recruiting plan? The Uni-
versity is in a rather peculiar situation in the
state. Because of its prestige, and its large
graduate school, it may never really feel the
pinch of the teaching shortage. But because it
has the responsibility for much of the graduate
education in the state, it should also have a
good measure of responsibility for seeing that
other schools are as well supplied with teachers
as is possible.
The University might well fulfill this obliga-
tion by working with other state schools in
starting a capable academic recruiting program
for the state.

Bates, Grotegut
Highlight Evening
A RATHER POORLY attended Composers' Forum last night present-
ed the works of five campus composers along with an early song
cycle by the influential German musician, Arnold Schonberg.
Schonberg's composition, "Die Hangenden Garten," was doubtless
included to add an educational touch to the evening's program, but it
also tended to somewhat overshadow the works of the local group.
Wallace Berry provided a well-tempered piano accompaninent.for the
magnificent singing of soprano Elizabeth Grotegut.
Most interesting of the local compositions, from a strictly musical
point of view, were "Two Songs for Soprano and Piano" by David
Bates. The piano accompaniment is curiously textured, imaginative,
often with wide melodic intervals. First-rate singing was provided by
Mary McCloskey whose rich, mezzo-soprano voice was quite effective
Robert Ashley's "Songs for Contralto and String Trio", the 4th
number on the program, with words by Wallace Stevens is an immense-
ly good-humored piece. Steven's poems are light and satirical and the
musical translation captures much of this.
WAYNE SLAWSON'S "Adagio Cantabile" for string quartet is part
of a larger work. Performers Elinore Crampton, Paul Topper, Elizabeth
Lichty and Cynthia Kren seemed to be occasionally lost in the intra-
cies of Slawson's writing, but they were for the most part competent:
Slawson explores the dynamic potentialities of the string quartet ex-
tensively in this Adagio, but it is difficult to clearly evaluate out of its
"Songs of Autumn" (music by Bruce Wise, words by the Germank
poet, Rilke) contains long and sensitive melodic lines, with a chordal
piano accompaniment. Wise has not turned quite so resolutely against
melody as other, contemporary composers. Soprano Shirley Zaft inter-
preted the music in a completely satisfactory manner and Mr. Wise
For reasons not made entirely clear, a recurring five note piano
figure seems to pervade the last work on the program, Henry Onder-
donk's "Four Pieces for Violoncello and Piano." This work is not over
ly imaginative, but the second piece, with a pizzacato beginning, is
more interesting than the others.
* * *
THE MOST OUTSTANDING feature of the Composers Forum was
the consistently excellent quality of the vocal work, with that of Eliza-
beth Grotegut most prominent. The music performed seemed too frag-
mentary to allow really significant appraisal of the composers, although
among them Bates provided the most interesting score.
Most people who are really not immersed in contemporary music
do not know what to make of it. The unusual innovations are far re-
moved from traditional music of Bach, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff.
But the road to understanding and appreciation of contemporary mu-
sic lies along a path sprinkled with Composers' Forums; this pnusii
must be heard often to be believed.


Towards International Understanding

Council Turns To Electing Officers


TO DAY BEGINS a five-day campus-wide pro-
gram designed to focus the community's
attention on the University's foreign student
population. The events of International Week
are being co-ordinated by the International
Co-ordinating committee of the Student Gov-
ernment Council, although au major campus
organization sare taking part.
International Week is bringing to the Uni-
versity campus Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, who
last year spoke at the first International Week
held at the University, and will inaugurate the
activities with a keynote address tonight.
Pete Seeger, an internationally-known folk
singer, will be co-sponsored Thursday evening,
by the Union and the International Students
Association. SGC is bringing Henry Steele
Commager to speak Friday afternoon; the ISA
and the various nationality clubs are presenting
the annual Monte Carlo Ball Friday evening,
and the Union and the ISA are co-sponsorir'g
the World's Fair as a climax to the week's pro-
gram on Saturday evening.
In addition to these featured events, the
housing groups--of IHC, Assembly, IFC and
Panhel-are sponsoring dinners during the
week to which they are inviting international
students. These dinners will be co-ordinated

with displays in the residence halls depicting
life in these countries.
TO ALL THESE students who have handled
the difficult task of preparing and co-ordi-
nating these activities and presenting them to
the campus must go the credit for insuring the
success of the program. But one element is
still necessary to make the International Week
an unqualified success-the direct participa-
tion of the American students in these events.
Their favorable reaction is necessary to make
the efforts of the week worthwhile to the plan-
ners and to the international student commu-
Part of education for the student born and
bred in the United States is getting to know
more and more about lands that are becoming
closer and closer. The foreign students, too,
must understand that the American students
do have the desire to know and understand
them, because it is their impression of Ameri-
can students' concern in this area of brother-
hood which forms their impression of the
value of American democracy. For it is this
impression of this democracy which will de-
termine the course on which they will lead
their countries when they return home.

Daily Staff Writer
FIVE "NEW" members were
seated at Friday's Student
Government Council meeting, but
they could muster only one new
face among them.
What this means for Council
leadership, a topic of interest now
with officer elections set for
tomorrow's meeting, remains to
be seen.
The new face was that of David
Carpenter, a literary college
sophomore. His only other extra-
curricular activity to date has
been the Junior Interfraternity
Council and freshman baseball.
He is, for the present at least, an
unknown quantity so far as SGC
is concerned.
* * .
THE BEST KNOWN face, with-
out a doubt, belongs to Maynard
Goldman. An overwhelming write-
in vote endorsement from the stu-
dents in his pocket, Goldman can
surely be President agin if he
watnts to. Buit he grad6u ates in
June, and will leave a sizable
leadership gap.
Two of the other members
elected last week came from the

SGC Administrative Wing, com-
mittee chairmen Ron Gregg and
Ron Bassey.
Gregg was first elected to SGC
as a freshman. He appeared a
likely future officer then, until
defeated last spring,
His election this time is due at
least partially to good workman-
like (if one disregards the abor-
tive Course Evaluation Booklet of
the past summer) job as chair-
man of the Student Activities
Committee. But a major factor,
Gregg admits, was the same large
affiliate vote which swept Car-
penter in.
Gregg is back now, and still
seems headed for a likely spot on
the Executive Committee. But
when he will make his move is
Bassey, unlike Gregg, has head-
ed a standing committee (Public
Relations) for the past semester.
He told the voters he had been
attending meetings for a year,
discussing subjects with theamem-
bers. and now w'ould like a vote.
As of last week he has one.
Unlike Gregg, however, Bassey
is a sophomore and will probably
be in no hurry to test his strength

in the Executive Committee elec-
Also re-elected was Al Haber, a
junior whose only ,extra-curricular
activity until last month was the
Political Issues Club. At that time,
however, he was picked to fill out
a vacant Council term, over Bas-
sey and Gregg among others.
* * *
JUST PRIOR to adjournment
yesterday time was allotted for
those members who wished to an-
nounce candidacy for offices to do
Scott Chrysler was the only
presidential candidate, although
Goldman's reluctance to announce
his intentions until this week is
consistent with his other actions,
such as reticence to discuss his
plans for the election just past.
If Chrysler does run against
Goldman and is defeated, there
is nothing to prevent him from
running again for the Executive
Vice-President slot being vacated
by retiring Dan Belin.
The importance of this election
will only be realized in retrospect,
for the holder will be in an ad-
vantageous position when a new
President is elected in the spring.

SubmergedWar ...

-Daly-Genny Leland

The Sound of The Future?


A NEW MUSICAL era may well very well be
Some composers are trying to create a type
of music that is indigenous to the 20th cen-
tury, using modern products and composed
especially for these new products.
Architects have been dealing with this con-
cept for quite some time and new materials
like reinforced concrete are used to design new
forms that fit today. The science of electronics
is being used to produce new types of sound
so that composers can express today's ideas
which are vastly different of those a few
centuries ago and which require new means
of expression.
During a lecture on electronic music by Karl-
heinz Stockhausen, a leader in this new musical
type, the audience was both startled and
amused when they heard examples. Electronic
music tends to remind one of some of the
weird sounds heard in modernistic movie car-
Some of the sounds heard are reminiscent

of noises made by faulty plumbing or a room
full of crying children. Others are similar to
nothing one has heard before.
COMPOSERS of electronic music use a great
deal of pure noises without regard to the
quality of the sounds. This is probably done
because electronic music is only five years old
and to the composers are trying to find out
Just what sounds can be synthesized through
electronic equipment.
But in trying to work this out, the composers
have forgotten about the effect of their caco-
phony on the listener. As time goes on and
radical experimentation is no longer needed,
perhaps their music will evolve into something
pleasant for the listener.
If this happens, there may even come a dayj
when the classical music that is played today
will be found in museums and played only on
rare occasions in order to show musical de-

Cheerleaders, Elections Evoke Response


Sudan Coup Hits Nasser

To the Editor:
in Nan Markel's article, con-
cerning possible women cheerlead-
ers, which appeared in Wednes-
day's Daily first of all; because it
is part of the present struggle to
do away with troiiion, secnd;
because the women, lately', seemn
to be playing a major part in this
struggle, and last and mainly; be-
cause I feel the tradition of having
no women on the playing field is
not an insult, but an honor to the
femininity of the girls on this
As Miss Markel says, we are
often referred to as the "Harvard
of the Middle West." Since Har-
vard is such a respected school,
it is only natural to be proud of
such a comparison. But, I am
certain we are not compared be-
cause of imitating that Ivy League
school. We have set our own aca-
demic standards and our own
traditions, whether they happen
to coincide with Harvard's or not.
We may be called the "Harvard
of the Middle West," but our real
name is the University of Michi-
So, when Harvard abandons its
traditions, there is no logical rea-
son for our abandoning ours. Let's
keep Michigan Michigan, and not
make it a carbon copy school. A
good way to keep our distinction
and unify the Michigan crowd is
through traditions.
As far as this particular com-
plaint of not having women cheer -
leaders goes. I think, the women,
if they look at the problem closer,
will see the situation in a different
light. Quite a few of us have
probably been cheerleaders in high
school. Quite a few of us, if we had
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I'll skip my desire to be top cheer-
leader at a top school and take
that compliment any day.
-Virginia Koski, '59LSA
Harvard . . .
To the Editor:
So GOES HARVARD may go the
rest of the Ivy League but not
Michigan. My considered response
to Miss Markel's suggestion that
our University allow women cheer-
leaders is negative.
Currently coeds operate a fash-
ion show in the law library, parad-
ing up and down the aisles and
creating such disturbance in the
hope of being noticed that even
those of us with a complete devo-
tion to the study of the law are
distracted. Coeds now parade
through the Mens Union to the
shocking extent of exhibiting
themselves in the Mens Swimming
pool during certain hours.
This insatiable craving for pub-
lic exhibition on the part of cer-
tainty a great number of the coeds,
of which there are many more
examples not here mentioned, is
reaching for the biggest prize of
all on this campus, the chance
to parade before the stadium
crowds at football games.
To allow women cheerleaders
will not satisfy this craving. The
permanent solution will only come
through education. The people
concerned must be taught that
ladies do not make public exhibi-
tions of themselvets, and I for
one prefer ladies.
-Frederick P. Furth, '59
Quote . .
To the Editor:
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to establish himself as a credit to
the traditions of the University
and to the University itself. The
statement in The Michigan Daily
actually implies the opposite of
what I originally felt and stated.
-Louis Pavloff, '62LSA
To the Editor:
TUESDAY evening I was in
charge of the SGC polling sta-
tion in front of the Undergraduate
Library. During that time I made
an interesting observation that, if
typical at other polling stations,
should make those students who
did not vote ashamed of them-
selves From 80 to 90 per cent of all
foreign students that passed the
station eagerly stopped for one or
two minutes to cast their ballots
in a free election that all too
many of them must consider a rare
privilege-indeed for some of them
it was quite probably their first
time! And what was the percent-
age of American students who
stopped to vote? Probably less
than 10 per cent! True, many of
them may have voted earlier in the
day, but not all of the remaining
90 per cent had voted previously.
And how about the dozens and
dozens of American students who
approached the station lackadaisi-
cally, glanced at the list of candi-
dates, sneered and looked bored,
and turned away?
I suggest that all owners of ID
cards without a hole in the num-
ber 4 space take a tip from those
foreign students who know the
value of the free election and get
in the voting habit lest that price-
less privilege slip disastrously
vIonrian s u hahhnri xn

tis insured fair elections. By hav-
ing a small number of polls all lo-
cated on the main campus, thous-
ands of students in Business Ad-
ministration, Architecture and
Design, Education, Law, Dentis-
try, and other off-campus schools
were practically disenfranchised,
thus insuring completely biased
elections. To have closely watched
polls an deliminate certain groups
of voters will not give a desirable
result. This would be comparable
to having polling places for all
national elections located in Ver-
--Allan R. Drebin
Drinking ..
To the Editor:
No, Mr. Crisler, this is not
George Washington's farewell ad-
dress; this is one from an alumnus
whose football spectator career
with Michigan teams dates back
to the 1922 season when, as a
freshman, I cheered Goebel and
Kirk, Kipke and Cappon, at Ferry
Field. Come to think of it, I was
watching Michigan teams while
still in elementary and high
schools whenever they met the
Maroons at Stagg Field in Chi-
But that's all over now, Mr.
Crisler. I'm thru with conditions
as they exist at Michigan Stadium
now-and as they have for the
past several years. I'm sick to
death of the open air saloon that
you tolerate every Saturday.
I'm not a prude, or a charter
member of the W.C.T.U.; I enjoy
a sociable highball or a cocktail
-or several-at the proper time
in the nnner nae. But a fnnthall

Is improper conduct the poor
sportsmanship that evidences it-
self the 4th-or 40th-time the
bottle is lifted? The second guess-
ing, or 20-20 hindsight, of the
football "expert" in the row be-
hind, who, although he never in
his life carried a football on a
gridiron, can tell what was done
wrong after every play? The snide
remarks about the lack of cour-
age, or even the lack of any
semblance of an IQ, of one or
more members of the team? Or
the songs inspired by these alco
holics to the tune of "Good Night,
Ladies": Bye, bye, Bennie? Or,
Mr. Crisler, does that patron have
to- be using foul language or reel-
ing down the aisle, pushing others
from side to side, as he-or she-
makes his way to an exit at half
time? Let's be clear on matter of
What I propose may cost you
thousands of paid admissions per
year, or it may result in the re-
turn to the grandstands of many
of the other old-timers who have
become disgusted. Let the boozers,
most of whom aren't alumni, listen
on the radio at their favorite
tavern. Then the rest of us can
return to watching a game of foot-
ball on a Fall Saturday, and not
be ashamed to take our wives and
children with us. hlere it is:
This means the end of the pussy-
footing, Mr. Crisler; you'll have
to come out with an announce-
ment-and an enforcement pro-
gram-that will produce results.
But you won't be a pioneer. Dyche
Stadium at Evanston doesn't seem
to have this problem. I know; I
was there when that disorganized
bunch of boys from Ann Arbor

Associated Press Foreign News Analyst
IN THE PARADOXICAL politics of the Middle
East, the military coup in Sudan may repre-
sent a gain for the West and a defeat for Gamal
Abdel Nasser.
The whole Arab East seems involved. Soon the
clear lines of two opposing camps may emerge,
one dominated by Nasser and his United Arab
Republic, the other led by the new revolutionary
regime in Iraq.
Like most military coups, the one in Sudan
reflected desperation. It conceivably can
strengthen political leaders like the head of the
shaky Iraqi regime and the President of Tunisia
-men who seek to avoid Cairo's total domina-
tion of the Arab East,
Quick support for the coup from the Sudan's
principal religious leaders seemed to indicate

the Intentions of the new regime. Religion plays
a dominant role in the politics of the Sudan,
which is 75 per cent Moslem.
General Ibrahim Abboud, the army com-
mander-in-chief who seized power, has the
support of the two main Sudanese sects. One
of these is the Ansari, headed by Abdul Rahman
El Mahdi, probably firmly against Egyptian
The other sect leader, All Mirghani of the
Khatmia, once was pro-Egyptian. But three
years ago he split with pro-Egyptian forces in
a quarrel with former Premier Ismail Al Azhari,
head of the National Unity Party. Al Azhari,
demanding close ties with Egypt, had been the
chief rival of the newly deposed Premier Khalil.
Khalil himself represented an element which
distrusted the Egyptians and viewed Iraq as a
likely spokesman for Arab affairs.
Gen Abbnud leaerv Ao the new militarv re-


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