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Bassett's Work

Highlights Program
BOTH THE PROGRAM and the performance of the Woodwind Quni-
tet at Rackham Hall last night showed a lack of respect for an audi-
ence that was permitted to see them without charge. Only two of the
five works on the program were worth a hearing at all, the Quintets
of Gyula David and Leslie Basset. The performances themselves were
not totally without inspiration, but the Quintet's attack was not at
all clean, and they played far too many wrong notes for a concert
To begin the concert, the group warmed up with a transcription of
two fugues from "The Well Tempered Clavier." Why these arrange-
ments were made in the first place is an ineluctable mystery to me,
but they were short. and the Quintet performed them with hasty dis-
patch. The Albert Huybrechts work was next, a contemporary work
in the French tradition of clean, organized writing, without transcend-


AY. NOVEMBER 26, 1958


L L L v s i ji i s V a ertar.s r.® r . s R .e a ....

The Case of Student X'

STUDENT X wasn't a bad guy. He was just
a little careless. His parents and friends
once knew him as a conscientious student with
Love average grades and everything to gain.
low they know him as a statistic.
He was just one out of thousand of students
,round the country heading home for a peace-
ul Thanksgiving vacation. With the pressures
f college life far behind him, Student X was
robably thinking more about home with every
nile he added to his speedometer.
But somewhere between college and his home
tree rudely interrupted his peaceful thoughts.
Phe police never did discover why his automo-
Aie suddenly swerved off the highway. Per-
aps Student X dozed for a second at the

wheel. That party the night before didn't leave
much room for sleep. Or maybe that half-
empty bottle in the back seat was the cause ...
THE NAME of Student X would soon be for-
gotten by everyone except those who knew
him. The scarred tree would heal in time and
nothing would be left to remind others of his
The tragic case of Student X can be found
In any morning newspaper after a holiday
weekend or any weekend for that matter.
Death by automobile is accepted as nothing
out of the ordinary. Student X never imagined
he would be added to this-holiday death toll.
But he was.

Readers Reply To Writers

Double Standards

TRIKES ARE attacking the Ann Arbor ivory
tower, shaking the student's complacency by
priving him of some of the "essentials of
odern life" like The Ann Arbor News every
ternoon or a plane ride home for Thanksgiv-
g. Whether or not Kohler fixtures appear in
cal lavatories has apparently not disturbed
e student mind over the past three years,
t whether this-or-that airline will fly today
the most crucial campus issue since salmon-
a, ,
The strikes of both the newspaper and the
rlines occurred because of outrageous union
,mands. In the newspaper case, the union
ked more than the company's offer, which
as above the average for newspapers of that
e on a national basis.
The real tragedy of the local situation is that
a college town laborers are seeking large
age increases when already they earn more
an college professors.
A definite standard of economic morality ap-
ars to be involved here. Business executives
io do mental work, and actors who possess
lent are paid very high salaries. When the
ental labor belongs to college faculty mein-
rs on their regular jobs they receive less on
i average than factory laborers. When pro-

fessors are hired by business for consultation
work, their salaries take a phenomenal rise.
ANY PROFESSOR, who obviously possesses
mental ability and a certain fortitude to
complete the extensive education necessary
for the doctorate, could probably have devoted
his ability and the extra years he spent on
education to rising in some business. Compen-
sation for his education and his crucial position
in producing the "wave of the future" should
be considered when salaries are set. The fact
that these factors are seemingly ignqred es-
tablishes a double standard of economy.
The obvious reason for the overpaying of
manual laborers and the underpaying of pro-
fessors is probably due to the former's strong
organization. The fact that laborers are or-
ganized gives them the strength to wring
from their employers benefits to which they
may or may not be entitled. Their economic
position speaks for itself.
College educators have been caught with in-
creasing enrollments, smaller budgets, and no
effective organization squeeze, spelling doom
for salaries. Printers and airline flight engi-
neers are striking. The ivory tower is shaken:
until Christmas vacation no one will consider
it again.

Reds Realistic in Berlin

To the Editor:
JEAN HARTWIG'S editorial in
the Sunday issue came as a
surprise to me. The title "Inter-
national Week Misses Aim" was
startling. I expected an intelligent
analysis of the reasons for it.
Instead I was left puzzled as to
the purpose of the editorial. Bob
Arnove, vice-president of the ISA.
in an effort to clarify this stand
called on Jean Hartwig personally
and learned to his dismay that
Miss Hartwig neither visited the
World's Fair and the International
Show nor acquainted herself with
the League's program in which
sororities and dorms invited hun-
dreds of foreign students for din-
ners and teas and had closely
cooperated with foreign students
in putting up displays and working
out many other programs. Nor was
any attempt made to interview
foreign and American students
and get their opinion on the week's
program. Under the circumstances
it was certainly brave of her to
write an editorial what should
have been treated as a personal
opinion in the "Letters to the
Editor" column.
It is necessary to clarify certain
aspects of the whole program. The
week was not intended to bring
about international understanding
overnight as she seems to sug-
gest. We believe that it is a con-
tinuous process with International
Week intended to give it a flying
start. The big name speakers
focused the attention of the stu-
dents on the need for a new
orientation in international out-
look in general. Pete Seeger in his
own inimitable way expressed the
closeness of the world in folk
music. Scores of foreign students
had their American friends parti-
cipate in the gay social spirit that
pervaded the Monte Carlo Ball.
The World's Fair and the Inter-
national Show brought a little bit
of the world's culture and art to
the American students. The ardu-
ous work of hundreds of foreign
and American students of various
organizations all over the cam-
pus has made many inconspicuous
friendships and conticts during
the course of the week. I do not
assert that the program was per-
fect and needs no improvement
in various directions. The Daily
staff is in a unique position to
evaluate the results impartically
and pass constructive criticism.
Instead to dismiss it with an
indifferent editorial is a positive
--P. Krishnamurthy
President, ISA
Compliments . . .
To the Editor:
MY ADMIRATION for the work
of Mr. David Kessel-"Hector
Berlioz in America"-in the au-
tumn issue of Generation, and my
concern that its very cleverness
may cause it to go unrecognized,
lead me now to register publicly
these opinions.
There is in this work a most
artful mixture of fact and fancy,
of true report and absurd fiction.
Too few will recognize, I suspect,
the perfect accuracy of quotations
taken from nineteenth century is-
sues of the Boston "Musical Rec-
ord" and the Boston "Home Jour-

tention. I am pleased to convey to
the author my compliments and
my belief that his essay is an
outstanding piece of originality
and wit.
-Carl Cohen
Department, of Philosophy
To the Editor:
IS THE Michigan Legislature
really aware of its constitution-
al duty to promote higher educa-
tion? According to Article XI of
the Michigan Constitution:
"Religion, morality and knowl-
edge being necessary to good gov-
ernment and thenhappiness of
mankind, schools and the means
of education shall forever be en-
Vice-President Niehuss' admon-
ition that the lawmakers may be
"running the state at the expense"
of the larger universities should
not be treated with "shrugged
Where are all of the funds
raised through sales, property,
amusement, cigarette, etc. taxes
going? Certainly funds for educa-
tion should be classed among
those distributions which, should
enjoy top priority, and especially
educational expenses which are
incurred at the "university" level.
It is common knowledge that
the efficiency and end-products
of our system of higher education
will be crucial factors in America's
survival. Should we allow our
legislators to deflate the morale
of these institutions by depriving
them of their sustenance? Bor-
rowing funds is no solution; on
the contrary, it is a sure sign of
administrative inefficiency and
-Scott Hodes, '59L
Clothes . .
To the Editor:
TWO "Letter to the Editor" writ-
ers have recently complained
of the manner of dress and the
manner of mating habits of vari-
ous groups. These puritanical re-
formers are under the impression
that students are walking com-
puters and should be clad or "en-
closed" in IBM-grey.
Praise Livonia! For they have
outlawed Presly haircuts, blue-
leans, and other attire that the
Livonia administration doesn't ap-
prove of. Let us next dictate the
brand of underwear other peoples'
children shall wear. Make them
conform to rigid standards. After
all, why shouldn't they dress the
way the Livonia administration
wishes them to dress?
"A lesson can be found here for
those who wish to raise the intel-
lectual level of the University,"
says our reformer. The logic is
obvious: A man in a grey-flannel
suit is much more intelligent than,
a man in a leather jacket.
This same writer condemns the
"unstudious" attire displayed by
coeds at the Undergraduate Li-
brary. "Distracting," he implies,
Slim-jims should be outlawed, he
A counter proposal to his sug-
gestions would be to hand out
blinders to all male students at the
entrance to the Undergraduate Li-
brary, lest these disturbed males
become unduly distracted by the

About the women parading
through the library: let's face it-
they do go to the library for books
and research and will continue to
do so for some time to come. I
think his distraction reflects his
weakness, not the women's. Also,
did it ever occur to him that just
like men, women do have to walk
to get from one end of the room
to the other. If he knows of some
other means of locomotion I wish
he would let us know.
Now, about the cheerleaders. I,
myself, like the tradition here at
Michigan of an all-male cheering
squad. But I am sick of these
generalizations accusing all women
students of being cheap exhibition-
At the Illinois-Michigan game,
I sat behind a lawyer. At half-
time he stood up and told the
young lady next to me that he
was a lawyer and had to study on
Saturday mornings. This gave him
a headache and would she there-
fore refrain from yelling. Well, I
hate to disrupt an illusion you law-
yers seem to have but other people
study also, and we have found the
aspirin quite advantageous. The
point I am trying to make is the
contrast between the lack of spirit
he showed at the game compared
to that of the young lady. ;
Therefore, even if we don't
agree with some of the coeds'
ideas on cheerleading, let's stop
accusing them of being constantly
"on the prowl" and give tijem a
little credit for showing fine school
-Julie Price, '61N
Politics .
To the Editor:
RE your front page headline
AID" (for mental health).
Might I be permitted an honest
non-political inquiry into who
(and why) on the staff of our
student newspaper has taken it
upon himself, or themselves, to
beat the drum for George Sallade,
a small time local politician.
Perhaps an appropriate headline
for a front page would be "VIRGIL
SNOD (local democrat) COMES
-Barry Hirsch, '59L
To the Editor:
[T WAS unfortunate that more
of the loyal followers of the
University of Michigan football
team could not have witnessed
what I did this past Saturday in
the Ohio State stadium. It's been
two years since I've seen U of M's
team in action, and I must admit
that the majority of the players'
names were strange to me. Never-
theless, at the end of the game, I
was very proud of my school and
its football team. It was agonizing
to see them fumble when victory
seemed to be near, and yet they
were to be respected in this heart-
breaking defeat.
The usually rabid Columbus fans
and newspapers stopped their cus-
tomary beratement of "Woody"
and his team long enough to rec-
ognize that they had seen a truly
inspired opponent which refused
to accept its underdog role.
The impersonal record books

ing the delicate boundaries of
taste in order to plumb great
depths of feeling. The uniform-
ly light, unemotionally vivacious
texture of the outer movements
contrasted with a slow section,
containing a chorale-like passage
reminiscent of a theme from Ber-
lioz' "Symphonie Fantastique."
The more conventional Quintet
of Gyula David was more emotion-
ally communicative. The opening
Allegro impresses one immediate-
ly with its incisive well-deliniated
musical lines, a standard which
visibly expands in the wonderful
color and wit of the Minuetto and
final Vivace. There is a disarming
folkish quality about the melodies,
and yet the composer has not
"written down," but used them in
a meaningful manner.
THE FINEST composition of
the whole evening was the Quin
tet of Leslie Bassett, a member
of the faculty in the School of
Music. The alternating slow and
fast movements were. one in an
inexorable flqw of musical power.
There was always the sense of
nearly total communication with
a significant musical mind. This
is certainly the work of a master.
The Quintet of Anton Reicha,
which closed the program has
more of the character of a seren-
ade than a concerted work. It falls
into the category of light enter-
tainment, with the same aesthet-
ic qualities as dinner music
(though whether anyone could
hold a meal while listening to
this work is a dubious proposi-
tion). A piece that has been justly
dead and buried for over one
hundred years, the quintet should
not have questioned the purposes
of God, but waited till The Day
of Judgement at the very least,
for its resurrection.
-Matthew Paris
Associated Press News Analyst
AGOOD many people, moaning
over recent setbacks to demo-
cratic governmental experiments
in newly independent countries,
are overlooking the fact that
Western policy frequently en-
courages military dictatorship.
It is almost axiomatic that, if
a dictator is sufficiently loud in
his condemnation of Communism,
he will have the support of the
United States and Britain.
Indeed, sufficient neutralism or
moderation in the East-West con-
flict now seems to be accepted by
the West as a basis for coopera-
There has been no change in
American help for Pakistan since
the recent overturn there.
The British have recognized the
new Sudanese government.
Both Britain and the United
States are largely ignoring the
Iraq purges in the hope that the
new dictatorship there can be
held to its professed middle road
between Moscow and Cairo.
The United States has'for years
pursued this course in Latin
America to the point of seriously
damaging its standing with lib-
erajl elements there.
* *
IT IS A MATTER of expediency
of a type learned early in all poli-
tical dealings. It is justified by its
exponents as the choice of the
lesser evil.
There is no question that the
practice has contributed to coups
before as well as after their oc-

After a period of standoffish-
ness during the most active period
of rebellion in Indonesia, the
United States resumed limited
military aid to the Indonesian
government despite its acceptance
of local Communist cooperation
and its defenses of Russian Com-
This aid has strengthened the
military faction which surrounds
President Sukarno, and encour-
aged its suppression of the Red
influence which the president had
virtually accepted.
There is now the expectation
that this aid will be increased.
Inherently, this will further en-
hance the power of the military
faction. It will be able either to

Associated Press Foreign News Analyst
THERE's more than meets the ,
eye in the crisis over Berlin.
Perhaps by the time it simmers
down - and the Russians will be
calling the shots - the West once
again will be blinking with aston-
ishment at some new and signifi-
cant Communist world victory.
As it did several times before,
the Berlin situation has the look
of a diversion, and an important
>ne. This time the Middle East
may be involved.
Like the offshore Chinese is-
lands in the Pacific, Berlin is
readily available at any time the
Communists need a crisis, either
to cover up some internal devel-
opment or to serve as a smoke-
screen for thrusts elsewhere on
the world stage. Perhaps it could
be both at the same time.
As in the case of the Formosa
strait, the Communists have the
initiative in Berlin. The sudden
sppearance of an extremely dan-
gerous situation either in the For-
mosa strait or in Germany must
be judged from the standpoint of
Communist timing. Peiping and
Moscow, together or separately,
can turn these two crises on and
off as they choose,.
Berlin's situation existed for a
long time. Why, then, a crisis
ON THE BASIS of past experi-
ence, Berlin's crises are steamed
up deliberately. The first big one
came in 1948 and lasted 11 ner-
vous months. Stalin manufactured
it. When the clamor died away,
the world suddenly realized the
Red revolution was all but ended
in China. Chiang Ka-shek ad
been chased from the mainland.
The next noteworthy Berlin
crisis, two years ago, lasted only
a few months. Then - as now -
the Russians were only a few
months away from an all-union
Communist Party Congress. Such
congresses serve as platforms for
unveiling important d e c i s i o n s
with regard both to internal and
external affairs. The 20th Con-
gress two years ago was the one
which dethroned Stalin as a hero.
But it also paid much attention
to external affairs, particularly in
the Middle East where the situa-
tion was becoming more and more
promising for world Communism.
The 21st Party Congress is set
for January. Ftom Soviet press
hints,.it may be the occasion for
boss Nikita Khrushchev to finally
nail down 'his one-man dictator-
ship. It also will be a platform for
telling the Russians what's ahead
for the next seven years. They
face more years of waiting for
promises to be fulfilled while the
U.S.S.R. builds world power.
Such internal considerations
alone, however, would not seem
sufficient for a diversion on the
scale of a full-blown Berlin crisis.
There seems little for Moscow
to gain in Europe from firing up
a perilous fuss now. Indeed, from
Stalin era experience, they stand
the risk of stiffening Western re-
sistance to Communist ams.
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, I


E MOST LIKELY explanation of what the
- Soviet government is up to in Berlin is,
t seems to me, to make the West Germans
nore willing to deal with the East Germans.
The fact of the matter is, of course, that the
,wo sets of Germans are already negotiating
it what is called the technical level, as the
rade agreement announced last week reminds
is. The Soviet government's policy calls for a
3roadening of these negotiations with a view,
ventually, to a political agreement for a lim-
ted reunification of the two German states.
When I was in Moscow last month I had
i talk with the Foreign Minister, Mr. Gromy-
ko, and when we got to the German question,
: asked him what was the Soviet view of how
;he Germans could be reunited. Without hesi-
;ation he replied that this could be done only
by E "confederation" - he was speaking Eng-
ish - in which each of the two German states
ould retain its own social institutions. Like
dir. Khrushchev, whom I had seen the day be-
ore, Mr. Gromyko maintained that German
eunification by confederation would have to
e brought about by negotiation between the
wo Germanys.
THE ADVOCACY in Moscow of a German
confederation seemed to me very significant
n view of the fact that last March, when I
was in Bonn, I had heard the same thing in
so many and in such high quarters. The State
Department, to be sure, continues to repeat the
old official formula that Germany should be
eunited by free elections in which, of course,
he Communist regime would be demolished
md East Germany would be absorbed into the

be a heavy burden for the West Germans and
very probably there wuould be considerable re-
sistance to it in East Germany. Integration
would change radically the balance of religious
forces and of the political parties.
Seen realistically, and not through the fumes
of the official formula, the alternatives are,
on the one hand, the formation of some kind
of dual state and, on the other hand, the con-
tinuing partition of the German nation.
READ the news of the Berlin maneuvers
against this background. Mr. Khrushchev,
who is nobody's fool, is certainly aware that
there is a strong and growing sentiment in
West Germany in favor of expanded negotia-
tions with East Germany. There is already a
lot more talk among the two sets of Germans
than the official policy of non-recognition
contemplates, and there is no doubt at all that
there would be still more talking, were it not
for the respect and the fear in which Dr.
Adenauer is held.
There is, of course, no way of telling what
will be the immediate course of the maneuver
in Berlin. But it would be surprising indeed if
the Soviet government, though it withdrew its
own forces, did not keep the East German gov-
ernment under strict control, For it is com-
mitted to defend the East German government
if it is attacked. and that makes it reasonably
certain that Moscow will restrain the East
Germans from doing things which might pro-
voke an attack,
I do not think. therefore, that the Soviet ob-
jective is to blockade the United States and

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