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"Can't We Do Something More Thaiin Stand Firm?"

Sixty-Ninth Year

[ben Opinions Ae Free
Ttuth Will Prevail"

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

Woodwind Ensemble
Wins Local Applause
LAST EVENING, a small group of chamber-music devotees braved
rain, and on-coming exams to attend the concert given by
Michigan State University Faculty Woodwind Ensemble. The g
under the auspices of the School of Music, played this concert
gesture to the University of Michigan Woodwind Quintet which pl
a concert at Michigan State several months ago. It was the first
exchange between the two schools and a fine way for such negle
musical organizations as the Michigan Singers, the Universit
Michigan Orchestra, and the University of Michigan Woodwind Qu
to obtain well deserved recognition outside of the confines of the
Arbor city limits.
On last evening's program, the visiting ensemble chose to
form a program of compositions which ran the gamut of musical s

Changing Circumstances
Force J-Hop To Limp

AND ANOTHER campus tradition goes down
the drain. The proposed discontinuation of
J-Hop if, as presently expected, the dance fails
to make ends meet this year, is simply the latest
and most spectacular example of the demise of
"collegiate" traditions on campus. Women in
the front door of the Union, perfunctory cheer-
ing and attendance at football games, the non-
roaring lions-all exemplify the change in atti-
tude that has marked the University and other
campuses in the last dozen years or more.
However, J-Hop and football cheering are in
a different class from the others mentioned.
They are supposed to be fun. For varying
segments of the campus, they have ceased to be
so. Therefore, they no longer have any particu-
lar reason for existence, at least on the scale
previously maintained.
doubt, is the competition; housing groups
now have dances, often formal, once or twice
a year. They don't get the Tommy Dorsey
Orchestra, to be sure, but few want to spend
seven dollars for the band and the dance, plus
ten for a tuxedo and goodness knows what-all
else to go clear down to the I-M building in
the dead of winter or drive around looking for
a parking place for fifteen minutes. The fra-
ternity house, the League, the VFW hall, or
someplace similar would serve just as well, and,
do. The smaller dances continue; J-Hop, like
the dinosaur, fails to adapt.
But there is more to the autopsy than this.

That something has been happening both here
and elsewhere, no one doubts. Students are
different now than they were on February 17,
1877, or in 1905, or 1928.
Student generations have gone through a
depression, and a war, and an influx of GI's.
They are on the verge of something new to
mankind, something resembling the Age of
Discovery in the fifteenth and sixteenth cen-
turies, but on a vastly-increased scale. To some-
one really interested in, or worried about, the
ramifications of this, J-Hop doesn't seem worth
the effort, or the money.
THEN AGAIN, the University is getting larger.
People who go to J-Hop no longer see two
or three thousand people with whom they feel
some kinship, but several hundred utter strang-
ers they may not have seen in three years on
campus. Smaller dances, full of people the stu-
dent knows are much more congenial. An all-
campus dance is something like an all-campus
graduation, which a good proportion of students
would just as soon-and do-miss. J-Hop has
been breaking up into its component parts,
which, under the circumstances, is to be ex-
J-Hop might survive by moving permanently
to the League, and being kept on a weekend.
But the days of the big, big, all-campus dance
that only the I-M building can hold, appear to
be gone forever.
City Editor

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Justi ce ? Employers Finance Strikes

UNIONS MAY BE killing the goose that lays
the golden paychecks.
Monday, the State Supreme Court decided to
allow employees to collect unemployment com-
pensation if they are idled by a strike in the
employing company in another state.
The decision was rendered in the five-year-
old case involving nearly 11,000 Ford Motor Co.
employees who were laid off for periods of up
to three weeks as the result a parts shortage
caused by a strike at Ford's Canton, Ohio plant.
Since Michigan unemployment law provides
for benefits to workers idled "through no fault
of their own," the decision is sematically defen-
sible. Actually it is a perversion of the original
intent of that phase which was to dispense
Such Loyalty
THE MARIGOLD faction is growing. There
are those patriots who want to see a twen-
tieth generation native American plant as the
national flower. So now they're lobbying to see
the true American flower take over its due place.
Currently representing this country is the
immigrant rose, subtitled American Beauty to
hide its true nature. This, the marigold men
maintain, is intolerable. There wasn't even a
quota system back then, you know.
Dangers exist in the choice of the marigold,
but diligence on the part of all can prevent
a catastrophe. Marigolds are, in horticultural
terms, fast breeders, and if their planting is
encouraged, they could cover the nation from
coast to coast, or sea to shining sea, as the
new flower men think of it.
A nomination for national flower no one has
apparently thought of is the Mayflower. Of
course, there weren't immigrant quotas then,

benefits to workers other than those idled by
strikes in their plant. The law doles no money
to workers on strike even if they do not actu-
ally take part in the strike themselves.
Business and industrial agents, and insurance
experts agree, that a "new era" has dawned in
the State court's history.
The Democratic-controlled State Supreme
Court has demonstrated some of the drawbacks
of a court heavily weighted in either direction.
All justices except one approving the decision
were Democrats.
HE UAW called it "a substantial victory for
all Michigan workers." But decisions of this
sort may help eliminate the Michigan worker
altogether. The business climate of the State is
not going to be helped by a practice that, in
effect, makes employers pay strike benefits.
Jessie F. Motsinger, former UAW-CIO or-
ganizer, told a Congressional Committee last
August that a long range goal of the CIO is to
enact a law enabling the union to "strike a
smaller plant of a bigger company and let the
firm's idled workers collect job benefits of that
company. The Supreme Court has handed them
that goal.
The decision is even worse because the jobless
aid trust fund is at a low ebb. The fund had
$199 million at the beginning of the year but
$113 million of that is owed to the federal
government. The trust fund, paid to workers
laid off through "no fault of their own," is
established from a payroll tax levied on Michi-
gan employers. Employees do not contribute.
The particular case involves very little indi-
vidual benefit. The most any single individual
will gain from payment of the compensation
is $105. Unfortunately tfie state has lost much
in its fight to prove it has a favorable business
This is no way to attract geese,

WASHINGTON -Soviet propa-
W ganda used to be effective in
this country mainly with young
men and women who fancied
themselves to be victimized in-
tellectuals - and with gangster
types who would grab any old
vehicle to power.
It was fair to say in those days
that in the field of influencing
sensible people the Soviet Union
was an elephant that could not
dance. But the elephant can dance
now; indeed, he is dancing all over
the front pages and all over the
toes of our government.
This is the unpleasant truth
about the visit of Soviet Deputy
Premier Anastas I. Mikoyan.
Whatever else he may be doing
here, he is doing a folksy job of
selling the line that the Commu-
nists are pretty good people, after
Here he is grinning in a super
market. There he is talking seri-
ously to businessmen-and mak-
ing some headway with them. Here
he is joking with Hollywood come-
dians and eyeing buxom movie ac-
tresses with that semi-respectful
and manly leer that our public
expects of important men con-
fronting such impressive womanly
* * *
NEARLY EVERY place he has
been he has hit just the right note
of appeal to Americans. Sometimes
he has been just a little apologetic
about the vast crimes of the Com-
munists. Some of these things
were perhaps bad, yes; but, man to
man, you know hoW matters get
out of hand sometimes, Again, he
has quipped about the imperma-
nence of official jobs in Moscow.

Our national characteristic is to
be very kind to the partly-or the
maybe-repentant as well as to
those who declare total repentance..
For proof, just recall the McCar-
thyite period when shrill, profes-
sional ex-Communists were ac-
cepted by many as the absolute
and final authorities on what was
good Americanism.
Even the occasional hostile dem-
onstrations have helped rather
than hurt Mikoyan's mission, for
they have created a bit of an un-
derdog sympathy for him.
* * *
HE HAS MADE a big soft sell
here, no two ways about it. The
State Department does not offi-
cially acknowledge it, but import-
ant people here are worried about
his impact. Among them, two con-
clusions are now emerging, and
neither is good news.
The first is that the Soviet Rus-
sians have gained Western propa-
ganda know-how almost as they
have gained in space implements.
The old air of glacial menace has
vanished under the sunshine of a
By The Associated Press
DETROIT - A dispute over the
merits of a juke box in the stu-
dent union snack bar at the Uni-
versity of Detroit was settled yes-
terday on a note of compromise.
The student council approved
placing three silent records in the
machine to be played by those
who want quiet.
The silent records will cost a
dime to play, same as the 101
noisy ones on the big machine.

yan Builds Soviet Prestige

wide Soviet smile. The old movie-
heavy tone of dreary Soviet rhe-
toric has gone, too. In its place are
the snappy rejoinder and the hap-
py touch-we are all good fellows
Where this marked improvement
in Soviet influence techniques has
come from is, of course, not cer-
tain. But some believe the princi-
pal author is the Soviet Ambas-
sador here, Mikhail A. Menshikov.
He can look as American, as the
saying goes, as apple pie.
The second conclusion is that it
might be wise to revise the old es-
timate that we need more East-
West exchanges.
* * *
FOR SUCH exchanges, it now
appears, might be, more harmful
to us than otherwise. Moscow, for
example, no doubt would accept as
a visitor to Russia some American
official on a rebuttal "good will
tour." But does anybody suppose
succh a visitor could enjoy the
freedom-including the freedom
of the press to be generous to a
cold-war traveler--that Mikoyan
has enjoyed here?
And, worse yet, suppose such a
miracle did occur? The central
fact remains that it is not the
Russian people who make or even
influence Soviet policy.
All this is not to support a mere
rigidity here. It is only to suggest
that sooner or later we must fact
up to the fact that we cannot real-
ly ease tensions with our propa-
ganda. In the nature of the case
our antagonist has the better of us
in this field, for the contest is
played with different rules.
For us, it must be the long, plod-
ding pull-patience, strength, and
waiting. .

from Early Romantic to Contem-
porary. The first selection was the
Woodwind Quintet by Anton
Reicha, numbered Op. 91, No. 3.
The composition, classically con-,
ceived, consists of four move-
ments. It was, for the most part,
very nice, but neither striking nor
SUCH WAS not the case, how-
ever, with the rest of the en-
sembles which were performed.
The second selection, a Trio by the
French composer Francis Poulenc,
for oboe, bassoon, and piano, was
perhaps the most highly diverting
and singularly musical composi-
tion performed during the entire
concert. It was "modern," but not
oppressive to the listener as is so
much of the contemporary music
of today. In this, Poulenc utilized
his great gift of melodic genius
with great success.
* * *
THE THIRD selection was a
Quintette by the French composer
Henri Tomasi. Like the Poulenc
Trio, this piece showed the stamp
of a great technician. It lacked
however, the invention of Poulenc,:
and rarely proved to be genuinely
interesting to the listener. For its
final two selections, the group
performed a rather light Sonatine-
Humoresque by Jean Hubeau for
French horn, flute, clarinet, and
piano and a Divertimento by Paul
Joun for woodwind quintet and
The program as a whole, was
rather pleasant, however. Despite
the extremely faulty intonation of
the flutist, Russell Friedewald, the
rest of the group played splendid-
-David M. Schwartz
to the
Farce? ..
To the Editor:
N SATURDAY'S Issue of The.
Daily, R. F. Burlingame calls
public opinion polls a farce. He
states himself that he does so,
because the public opinion polls do
not deflect the opinion of experts
in the question considered. Mr.
Burlingame, I would like to inform
you that public opinion polls are
just-public opinion polls. The ob-
ject of the poll is to learn the
opinion of the general public and
not that of the experts. Remem-
ber that they are called public, not
expert, opinion polls.
--U. R. Colts, '61

Basic Form
PROFESSOR Richard Wilt's i
vestigative procedure invol(
a progression from pen and in
sketches to watercolors, and
summarized in his exhibition
Alumni Memorial Hall by ten e
paintings. He uses the sketch
to analyze basic natural form
then adds water colors to effect
mood or suggest an atmospher
condition. Interested in investiga
ing new painting techniques, I
explores the fusion of line av
colors in his oil paintings.
The sketch "Ocean" achieves
feeling of the mass of rushir
water yet the subtleties of his in
lines cause the viewer to admi
his precise drawing as well as I
analytical observations of nature
* * ,
his interest in how color affee
and enhances the line drawin
For example, in "Sentinel Pin
the viewer is aware of .the li
dj-awipg of a knarled tree; but .
also notices how the color inten:
fies the expression of the subje
without obscuring its underlyi
form. This concern for the bas
forms is also seen in "Rock Led
with Drift Wood," in which t
pervasive atmosphere is achiev
by the use of thin washes wh
he selects natural forms to gi
coherence to the composition.
another water color "Blue Roc
and Spray" the artist utilizes t
fluidity of the medium to indica
a microcosm of sea life.
* * *
less representational, seem to be
logical continuation of the artis
interest in color and line. TI
viewer is aware of a tension i
tween the depicted and the sul
gested. An especially handson
picture "Calm Black Waves" co
veys the notion of its subject
the simple use of horizontal bar
in dark blues and blacks whi
contrast with bare areas of canoe
Another painting "Brown Pota
Rpck with Spray and Fog" evok
an impression of water swirli
against encrusted rocks, but t
viewer is equally as cognizant
the surface variations of the
The exhibition shows that I
artist has found copious yiel
from his, explorations into pain
ing techniques.
-Aaron Sheon


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Reds Still Patient


Associated Press News Analyst
SOMEBODY is always jumping up these days
with the sudden pe'rception of signs that
Russia wants to ease East-West tensions.
Western officials are always "keeping the door
open" and expressing willingness to re-appraise
their position if the Reds will give concrete
evidence of a desire for settlements.
But don't start putting crumbs on your win-
dowsill to feed the dove of peace, They would
get awfully stale before that bird arrives.
Secretary of State Dulles set off a wave of
re-appraisal talk at his news conference Tues-
day with the statement that there might be
other means of unifying Germany besides the
free elections for which the West has always
Certainly there are. But none to which both
sides will agree. If the Western powers come
up with new proposals it may appear to the
noncommitted world that they are being rea-
sonable. But it won't make any change in the
fundamental situation.
L1 r %icbi-gan Dail

HERE'S WHY, and why the Communists want
to keep tension eased, but not too much:
1) The Communists want and expect to take
over the world.
2) They count on help from failure of the
Capitalist system-permanent depression.
3) They want to keep a sufficient tension so
the capitalist nations will both waste their
resources on armament, so contributing to
economic collapse, and eventually use the arms
among themselves in suicidal climax to eqo-
nomic competition.
4) They don't want the tension to get to
the point where the West will unify in an
attempt to wipe out Russia and international
Communism once and for all.
5) They also wish to appear reasonable be-
fore the neutrals, at the same time trying to
convince them that the capitalist West is
marching to its own doom while Communismj
offers them the material progress they so desire.
IT IS. THEREFORE, in the Communist in-
terest to keep the West spending heavily on
arms, thus limiting the resources it can apply
to the economic warfare which Russia is now
beginning, while maintaining a political level
avoiding war.
Alwnav in the hnckgrondn nf cnurse Is the

Associated Press Correspondent
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Diplomats
south of the border are won-
dering whether the Eisenhower
administration's new program to
woo back lost friends in Latin
America may be too little and too
Hemisphere cooperation that
reached a peak under the United
States Good Neighbor policy has
turned to resentment and jealousy
in recent years. Both sides accuse
the other of failing to understand
their problems. The United States
adds that there are limits on its
ability to help Latain America.
Nobody paid much attention to
the mounting rift until last spring
when Vice-President Richard
Nixon made a goodwill tour and
was booed, hissed, spat upon and
once even attacked by mobs.
Washington suddenly came to
life and started work on new
Acting as emissary for his broth-
er, Dr. Milton Eisenhower followed
up his fact-finding missions to
Latin America with a long list of
recommendations that were pub-
lished Jan. 3.
One of his nronosals to

came from the Pentagon in recog-
nition of his help to Western
Hemisphere defense but that.
made it no more palatable.
Under Dr. Eisenhower's plan,
the United States would give dic-
tators a handshake but not a
warm Latin embrace. Such a poli-
cy would pose tough problems for
ambassadors representing Wash-
ington in dictator countries. They
would need a delicate instinct to
steer between getting too close and
losing friends for the United
States or being too cool and cre-
ating trouble for American citi-
zens and business interests.
United States ambassadors to
Argentina during Juan Peron's
dictatorship were c o n t i n u a 11 y
faced 'with this dilemma. Those
who were unfriendly weresaccused
of mixing in the affairs of a sov-
ereign nation. Those who got
along well with Peron were ac-
cused of pandering to dictatorship.
LATIN Americans are violently
jealous of their sovereign rights.
Any suggestion that Washington
might try to pass judgment on
them or their presidents would
stir up unforgettable resentment.
Several years agto one Latin

Latin pleas for a new bank to lend
money for Latin American devel-
opment south of the border. Now
President Eisenhower is reported
ready to accept formation of such
a bank with United States help.
It appears that Washington
wants to contribute less than half
of the capital. Latins think Uncle
Sam can dig up a much larger
share, perhaps 66 per cent - the
United States share of expenses
in the organization of American
states. This could be a bitter point
of contention,
* * *
tration now favors more money
for all lending organizations, more
reciprocal trade and continued
distribution of farm surpluses on
easy terms where they are needed
in Latin America.
But the United States is not yet
ready to agree on pacts to stabil-
ize the prices of basic Latin Amer-
ican commodities such as coffee
and copper. Wild price fluctua-
tions on these and other staples
have sent some Latin economies
into a tailspin during the past few
U.-J,Anotnn will nt flpavf ftalk,

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General Notices
Midyear Graduation Exercises: Jan.
24, 1959, to be held at 2:00 p.m. in Hill
Auditorium. Exercises will conclude
about 4:00 p.m.
Reception for graduates and their
relatives and friends in Michigan
League Ballroom at 4:00 p.m. Please
enter League at west entrance.
Tickets: Three to each prospective'
graduate, to be distributed from Mon.,
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Cashier's Office, first floor lobby of
Admin. Bldg.
Academic Costunie: Can be rented at
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Assembly for Graduates: At 1:00 p.m.
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Graduation Announcements, Invita-
tions, etc.: Inquire at Office of Stu-
dent Affairs.

Programs: To be distributed at
Doctoral degree candidates who
tend the graduation exercises are
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tor of Philosophy may exchange
Ph.D. hood given them during the c
mony for the appropriate degree h
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rear of Nat. Set. Aud.
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Hours: 10-12; 2-5 daily, 10-12 Sa1
Parking for Mid-Year Gradua
Guests: The parking lots behind
Aud. and the lot between the Nat.
and the Chem. Bldgs. will be reset
for graduation guests on Sat., Jan,
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Application forms are available in
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Schoo not later than Thurs., Feb
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