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"Where Opinion Are FeSTUDENT PUBLICATIONS BLDG. * ANN ARBOR, MICH. * Phone NO 2-3241
Truth Will Prevail"
Editorials printed in The ichigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.
University Should Set Up
Flexible Retirement Age
MANY FINE TEACHERS are forced to retire So many just quit, or go elsewhere where
at age 70, Regent Eugene Power noted at their teaching, abilities are both needed and
the Regents' meeting Friday. The University wanted. It is strange that in a society that
loses many good men this way. While some s
stay on to do research work, many go to stresses the need for good instructors and-
other colleges which permit professors past small classrooms, the University should ad-
the ge f 70to ontiue eachng.here to a policy that results in the loss of
the age of 70 to continue teaching., much of this teaching talent and in the en-
There are advantages and disadvantages in largementof classes.
the present system of retirement. The advan- I
tages indicate that the substance of the policy It is true that a professor's teaching skill
should be retained, but the disadvantages in- may have disintegrated by the time he reaches
bllcate that ceti mnmnssol e 70, that he may not be up with the times, that
aett certain amendments should be he may not realize these things and that a
made'to it. sr
The age of 70 is not necessarily a point of no compulsory retirement age of 70 is a good way
return for public service (and university teach- of easing him out without hurt feelings. But
ing is one of the public services). Supreme it is also true that in trying to be fair by
Court Justice Hugo Black who is 87 is as acute adopting a compulsory retirement age of 70
as any on the bench in his majority and minor- applicable to all, the University is also being
ity opinions, and he plays tennis in his spare unfair-to students who could benefit from
time classes, especially seminars, with professors still
adept and alert after 70.
Konrad Adenauer of Germany, President iTIS WITH THIS i mind that the follow-
Charles de Gaulle of France,' and Prime Min- ing suggestions are masae:
ister Jawaharlal Nehru of India, are over 7. Retain the age of 70 as a retirement age,
iste Jawahrlal NhrumofIa ,aresse70.but do not make it compulsory for all. Give
from office who areover 70, the House and professors who have reached the age of 70 and
the Senate would be depleted of many able want to continue teaching or leadmg semmars
persons. President Dwight Eisenhower passed the opportunity to do so: let them file a re-
the age of 70 while in office. Bertrand Russell quest,iet their associates and superiors and
at 89 is active leading a crusade for nuclear their most recent students vote onthis re-
disarmament in England. quest, and let these votes decide whether they
The age of 70 does not at all signal an end to shall continue teaching.
the mental (or even physical) capacities of If the votes shall be favorable, permit them
men. Indeed, these capacities may still be to stay on for an additional two years. Let
great. And in this age of the advancement of them retire any time during these two years
science and medicine, men are living longer and if they desire. If after two years they still
longer. They should remain useful. want to teach, let their associates and superiors
Some do under the present retirement poli- and students decide a second time if they shall
cy of the University. A professor forced to continue.
retire from teaching can turn to research, can If during these two extra two-year terms they
pursue his special interests with access to ex- wish to switch to full-time research, permit
cellent research facilities, and can keep an them to do this. But give them the formal op-
office of his own and be available to students portunity to continue being of service in teach-
who need advice. A few make great contribu- ing for four additional years.
tions in research and discovery. The University would benefit, its students
would benefit, and society would benefit by a
BUT WHAT ABOUT the professor whose program as this. We have excellent teachers;
greatest service and capabilities lie in we have their services; we need but to continue
teaching? These services are terminated at 70. to use these services for the instruction of
It is rare that special dispensation is given to knowledge.
anyone to continue teaching. -ROBERT SELWA
Reapportion-ment Stalling Good

Carol Burnett Wins
Detroit's Good Opinion
'THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW" received an overwhelmingly en-
thusiastic acceptance opening-night at the Shubert Theatre in
downtown Detroit.
Although the audience seldom refrained from stopping a number
to applaud, at the conclusion the packed house stood clapping, whist-
ling and yelling for more as if it were the first opportunity to demon-
strate appreciation. When Miss Burnett managed to stop the cheering

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oothby's Smear acttic

for a curtain speech, an hysterical
fan cried, "Oh Carol, my hands
ache so, I can't clap anymore!"
Perhaps, the opening-night au-
dience was too generous, but the
show (which is stopping off for
a week in Detroit on its way to
Las Vegas) is a polished enter-
tainment package.
* * *
round themselves with second-
rate acts in order to save money
and to prove their superior talent
by comparison. However, this is
not the case with Miss Burnett.
Conducting the 22 piece orches-
tra (which drowns out the male
singers but never Miss Burnett's
powerful bellow) is Irwin Kostal,
who recently won an Academy
Award for his arranging of the
"West Side Story" score.
The dancing and singing chorus
is borrowed from television's Gary
Moore Show.
ROUNDING OUT the collection
of talent, the energetic comedy
team, Marty Allen and Cteve Rossi,
prove that, even though vaudeville
is dead, vaudeville comedy rou-
tines can still earn guffaws. Allen
and Rossi were added to the show
(which was partially produced on
television earlier this season as
"Julie and Carol at Carnegie
Hall") when expecting Julie An-
drews had to bow out.
Carol Burnett now does double
duty in the production numbers
since she carries most of the items
that Julie Andrews did -'on tele-
vision. For example, in theparody
on Russian dance troupes, "The
Nauseyev Dancers," Carol manages
to be a partner for the sixteen
male dancers.
been seen on television such as
"Princess of Morovia" in which
Carol Burnett gets progressively
drunker as she gives formal toasts,
but the skits have a fresh quality
when Miss Burnett lets loose.
Her outstanding moments were
in two new numbers. The song,
"I'd Like to Be the Hyphen (in
the Huntley-Brinkly Report)," is
reminiscent of the song that
brought Miss Burnett such fame-
"I Made a Fool of Myself Over
John Foster Dulles." The second
high point in the enjoyable even-
ing is a pantomine of a cleaning
woman attempting a strip tease.
Only Miss Burnett could carry off
such an over-used routine with
the fresh, unaffected enthusiasm
that she radiates every moment,
--Milan Stitt

S tandards
cluded its series of summer con-
certs last night with Mozart's
Quartet in B-Flat major, K. 589,
Ross Lee Finney's Quartet No. 7,
and Brahms' Quartet in A minor,
Opus 51, No. 2.
Of the three, the Mozart was
least successfully performed.
Granted that this is a formidable
work to warm up on, the ensemble
allowed some of its technical pas-
sages to sound as difficult as they
actually are. This was not true
of the second movement where the
cellist handled his melody with
considerable grace. The tempo of
the last movement, however, was
beyond the abilities of the players
and gave the impression of ragged-
THE WORK by Finney was
carefully constructed in a pattern
of slow and fast passages arrang-
ed in two serial movements with a
return at the end to the initial
slow motif. The melody was solid,
clearly articulated and rather un-
interesting. There were some sur-
prising effects. At one point the
second violinshadowed the har-
monics of the first with sharp pi-
zicati. A climax in the cello em-
phasized Finney's debt to Bartok.
The performance was good,
The Brahms provided a lush
contrast to the other works. Like
much of the chamber music of
Brahms, the four instruments seem
hardly sufficient to carry the
weight of Brahms' ideas. The
Quartet played with incisiveness
and oomph. The last movement
in particular, one of his more
inspired works, was played with
strength and understanding and
brought the concert to a resound-
ing conclusion.
* * *
grateful to the Stanley Quartet
for a series of well planned pro-
grams agreeably performed.
-Bernard Waldrop




EVERY CLOUD has a silver lining and ap-
parently even the United States Supreme
Court can be counted upon for some sanity.
Mr. Justice Stewart has granted a stay of
execution, pending appeal, against the order
by Michigan's Supreme Court that the Legis-
lature reapportion the state Senate. This means
that the Senate eledtions will proceed as sched-
uled and the election picture will not be trans-
ferred into unadulterated chaos.
But neither side in this issue should look
upon the stay order as escape clause. The
matter of apportionment in Michigan must
LAST WEEK the Israeli Knesset passed a bill
prohibiting the raising of pigs except in
certain predominately non-Jewish areas of the
country. While this may have a primary effect
of winning votes for the Ben-Gurian govern-
ment, as well as drawing people back into
the old-time religion, its secondary effects, may
end the image. of Israel as a goody land of
milk and honey and brisket of beef.
For you know what people will do when
something is prohibited: they make bathtub
gin or smoke in the high school jon or join
revolutionary groups or whatever they want.
And it will be no different with the pig pro-
hibition: perhaps a mass rejection of the die-
tary laws will ensue.
N OW IF THERE IS a sudden upsurge in the
number of Israelis who do want pork and
ham, two things will happen.
First, there will be a need for more hogs,
resulting in pig-running across the Israeli
borders, but immeasurably worse will be the
second consequence-the sudden evolution of
a whole new class of citizen, the pig kings: the
men who will control the little porkies once
they're safely in the country.
This could, of course, branch into a huge
business: farms, slaughtering houses, smoke
houses, and of course eat-easies. Then one day
in Tel Aviv or Haifa, there will exist little deli-
catessens-inoccuous from the front-which
will serve (at black market prices in backrooms)
ham on rye or pork chops or pig's knuckles.
And perhaps one "day the youth of Israel
will start on the long and winding road to
corruption when they fisrt go to sneak a spare
rib! A sorry day indeed for world Jewry.
r M473.

be cleared up once and for all. The courts
must be apprised of the fact that, in Michigan
at least, they may not interfere with the ap-
portionment of the Senate.
This area is a province reserved exclusively
to the people; only they may alter it. If any
changing is to be done, it should be drawn up
in an orderly fashion and submitted to refer-
endum. In this matter the people can tell the
jurists what to do.
PERHAPS, HOWEVER, this whole uproar has
been fortunate-for it has united the war-
ring Republican Party in Michigan for the first
time in 14 years. Republicans all over the state
have banded together for the common defense
-defense against the bold usurpation of con-
stitutional rights.
The people of Michigan have not been fooled
this time. They know that what the court has
done it had no right to do. They know that
the state constitution clearly points out : "All
political power is inherent in the people." They
know that the people voluntarily approved the
apportionment of the Senate by a referendum
in 1952. They know that the court based its
decision on the tired old 14th Amendment to
the federal Constitution-a slavery amendment,
no less-nothing about apportionment.
Of all this the people are aware; they have
not been fooled by Gov. Swainson's diatribe
against the critics of the court. The good gov-
ernor says: "To take issue with the court de-
cision is one thing; to attack the justices is
quite another." But the people see through
that. Is this not the same Gov. Swainson who
loudly and often attacked the members of the
state Senate when with them he disagreed?
What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the
WHAT'S MORE, the good governor's care-
less remark that the Legislature would
be unable to pass an apportionment plan which
would satisfy him didn't sit too well with the
people either. The court, it seems, would be
satisfied with a 2-1 apportionment-where the
largest district would have no more than
twice the population of the smallest district.
The governor however, usurping the function
of the court, wants nothing less than a straight
population apportionment, and he'd block the
progress of the whole state to get it. And why?
Because he knows the Detroit Democrats can't
hope to gain strength without it.
Now, however, the people will call his bluff.
Republican Reps. Gail Handy and Edson Root
will offer an amendment to the constitution,
to be placed on the November ballot, clearly
stating how the Senate shall be apportioned.
If the people approve the amendment, any 2-1
apportionment would be acceptable.
*The governor will oppose this amendment,

Daily Staff Writer
1948-1949 Daily have become
involved in the state's tightest
primary race as one Fourth Con-
gressional District GOP hopeful
has attempted to smear another.
Dredged from The Daily bound
volumes July 22 by an agent,
Charles Hendrixson of Jackson,
Constitutional Convention delegate
Lee Boothby of Niles dragged three
items out of the past of Chester
J. Byrns, an attorney from St. Jo-
seph. Two are advances of a pan-
el discussion of.the United World
Federalists, a campus organiza-
tion of the time devoted to pro-
moting world government, and the
third is a letter to the editor
praising the election of Franklin
D. Roosevelt, Jr. to Congress.
Citing Byrns campaign material
picturing the attorney as an isola-
tionist and a long-time Republican
worker, Boothby called Byrns a
"liar" and a socialist and claimed
Byrns in his letter had spurned
the "sacredness of the tried and
true economic doctrine."
* * *
"THIS MAN, just a few years
ago, was pushing for world gov-
ernment. His career at the Uni-
versity belies his current position.
He has not kept faith with the
Unlike many others caught in a
smear, Byrns has attempted to
turn Boothby's charges to his ad-
vantage. He only has denied one
accusation-that he was a member
of the UWF. Rather, he claimed,
he merely served as moderator for
one of its panels.
The letter, he said, was not an
endorsement for the Democrats,
but praise for a man who had
beaten the Tammany Hall ma-
chine. Supported by documentary
evidence from his native New York
City, Byrns said that he had work-
ed for the GOP since 1936 when
he was 14 years old.
* * *
BYRNS MADE TWO telling ac-
cusations against Boothby. He de-
clared that the attack was "a
tribute to the effectiveness of my
campaign" and even had the

charges been true that the GOP
was no different than any other
party as "it needs recruits, not
just those born into it."
To date the other two candi-
dates have not stepped into the
fray. Con-Con Vice-President Ed-
ward Hutchinson has been un-
available for comment and Speak-
er of the House Don R. Pears has
deplored the charges.
"I think this matter must be
straight once and for all. I have
been campaigning on facts and is-
sues and I believe the voters de-
serve'no less treatment than that,
Pears declared, calling on Byrns
and Boothby to "clear up this
* * *
YET, why should Byrns' past be
blameworthy? The UWF was a
thriving, useful group in the late
'40's, beginning in 1947 and dying
out in 1951.
In his constitution, the United
World Federalists set four aims:
"1) To stimulate thinking on
the urgent need for federal world
"2) To educate our generation in
the principles of federalism;
"3) To find, train and organize
necessary leaders; and
"4) To support all proposals em-
bodying the minimum essentials
of federal world government."
* * *
THAT YEAR the UWF was a
busy organization. Although weak
in the fall, the spring saw it hold
several panel discussions (similar
to the one Byrns moderated), pre-
sent forums and raise funds
through the showing of movies.
The panel Byrns lead was quite
innocuous, even to the conserva-
tive Berrien 'County citizenry. It
was a debate between two UWF
leaders, Irwin Robinson and Sam-
uel Dudley, and two members of
the political science department,
Samuel Molod and F'am e 1 a
According to the cryptic Daily
story of the time, "Two of a four
man panel argued that a world
federation is not only possible at
this time, but necessary to prevent
future wars.
ed that world federation is not
practical in the near future be-
cause nations which couldn't agree
inside the existing United Nations
wouldn't agree in a more inclusive
international body."
As for the letter, even the most
conservative m e m b e r of the
Fourth District could agree with
its sentiments.
"His election (referring to Roos-
evelt) plus the results of the past
November election show a revolu-
tion in American political thought.
No longer, apparently, are the ma-
jority of Americans going to vote
solely by parties. Now they are
selecting on the basis of a candi-
date's ability and his sincerity in
their welfare. This is encourage-
ment to honest and sincere politi-
cos, would-be and present, and
writing on the wall for others.
* * *
knows that if he is truly devoted
to the welfare of the people (as
all politicians loudly claim to be)
he has only to go to them and tell
them of his plans and his ideals.

"Nor need he ever have to re-
sort to those old political weapons
of emotion, prejudice, personal
benefit or empty promises."
* . *
By REPUDIATING this letter
and using it in an attempt to de-
fame Byrns, Boothby shows his
calibre as a politician. His move is
a cheap one designed to avoid the
issues of the campaign. It is an
attempt to whip up the reaction-
ary prejudices of the conservative
constituency against Byrns.
It is unfortunate that Boothby
decided ,to bring the irrelevant
past into the election campaign.
Hopefully, the electorate will see
through Boothby's desperate at-
tempt and will weigh its decision
on the issues.


The Recorder Returns to Popularity


special To The Daily
NEW YORK-Of all the develop-
ments in the musical world of
America within the last 30 or 40
years, perhaps the most interest-
ing is the increasing awareness of
pre-Bach music and musical in-
struments, and within this trend,
the return of the recorder as an
active and popular instrument is
one of the most striking examples.
Speaking to A. C. Glassgold,
vice-president of the American Re-
corder Society (ARS), one is im-
pressed with both the newness
and size of the recorder move-
ment. Starting from a push by
Suzanne Bloch, whose interest in
all manner of ancient instruments
has been important for the study
of old music, and aided by Dol-
metsch, father and son, of Eng-
land, makers of old-style instru-
ments, the recorder began its re-
vival in the late '30's. Later, people
such as Dr. Erich Katz, honorary
president of the ARS, brought the
enthusiasm and increased know-
ledge of recorder-lovers to Ameri-
INTEREST GREW, but as re-
cently as five years ago, member-
ship in the ARS was only about
400. Today it ranges in the neigh-
borhood of 1500, with representa-
tives in over 40 states, plus chap-
ters in Canada and Mexico. As one
of the early exponents of expansion
(who today regrets the lack of an
Alaska chapter), Mr. Glassgold
started "The American Recor-
der," a handsome quarterly put
out by the Society.
Paging through "The American
Recorder," one cannot help but be
impressed with the wide range of
activities in the field of recorder
playing, and with the serious and
informed attitude of recorder
players. From advertisements in
the journal, it is obvious that in-
terest in the recorder is spreading
vigorously across the nation.
Camps and schools have begun to
make use of the recorder as an
instrument for both children and
adults. Publishers, in conjunction
with the ARS, have begun to issue

Interlochen, and other similar
programs has yet to be seen, but
from the list of requirements for
the certificate, it is obvious that
the teachers produced by such
programs are well qualified. The
attempt to control the quality of
instruction seems a particularly
wise move on the part of the ARS.
"Too many teachers who know
very little about the recorder are
teaching it," says Mr. Glassgold,
and while this is true of most
instruments being taught today,
recordophiles are still in the for-
tunate position of being able to
do something about this problem.
Right now, one of the main
problems of the ARS is the prob-
lem of coping with the new in-
terest in old music. "We would like
to send out professionals to give
concerts in universities and cities,
but we just haven't the money."
In short, demand now exceeds
supply, and the Society, which is
supported only through members'
dues, finds itself somewhat at a
loss to help to satisfy the in-
terest of so many people (paren-
thetical addition: the ARS is a
tax-deductible organization).
PERHAPS one of the most in-
teresting applications of the re-
corder in present-day America is
its use in schools as an instrument
for children. Basically a social
instrument-there is little solo lit-
erature outside of the large
amount of simple songs--the re-
corder seems a natural in music
education for young children. In
general, it would appear that we
in America are very little interest-
ed in our children growing up
with a love for music. Most pri-
vate music lessons for children are
guaranteed to stifle interest in-
side of a few months, or a couple
of years at most, through the
formalization of musical exper-
ience, and public. school music
education at best is mainly geared
to periodic glee club meetings in
the very early grades, with no
follow - up attempted. Without
launching into a lecture on the
needs of music education, let it
be said that American schools
might do well to pick up some

derstanding old music and tech-
nic. However, the vision of school
children across the country toot-
ling songs on inexpensive record-
ers holds a certain attraction for
this reporter.
* * *
AS FAR AS adults are concern-
ed, the social nature of the re-
corder seems to be a big advan-
tage in its recent boom. It would
appear that the recorder is a
creative outlet for leisure time
that Americans have found they
can enjoy in groups. While paint-
ing, by numbers or otherwise, or
do-it-yourselfing around the house
are primarily solo jobs, as is even
piano-playing for the most part,
recorder playing can be enjoyed
in the same way that chamber
music has been enjoyed among
amateur string players for years.
And due to research by Dolmetsch
and others, recorders now can pro-
duce a much fuller sound, allow-
ing recordophiles to stand up
against piano accompaniment, or
even in small chamber groups with
varied instruments, although the
instrument cannot compete with
the more powerful symphonic
So break out the Obrecht, Dow-
land and Telemann! Tune up the
harpsichord, and let's forget the
nineteenth century, whose mis-
fortune it was to forget the re-
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THE GREATER the number of
laws or judicial decisions, the
smaller the number of rights. The
Ten Commandments and the
Twelve Tables were known and
understandable to everyone, but
who could comprehend the enor-
mous complications of modern leg-
islation? Under such circumstances
the requirement that every man
know the laws is sheer mockery.
The citizen of a civilized country,
if he is without a legal adviser, is
in increasing measure just as help-
less as an African illiterate with-
out a scribe; and in New York,
the center of world economy, the
businessman, once representative
of freedom, cannot take a step
expect under mentorship of a legal
specialist . . . The demand for
conside and clear legislation, un-



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