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OCTOBER 30, 1960 NIGHT EDITOR: SUSAN FARREL
omen' s Week Failure:
Concept or Carry- through?

Excellence: A Pluralistic Pursuit

:., F

Excitin

MEN'S WEEK, sponsored by the Women's
eague, was an attempt to integrate the
ge educated woman" into the society in
1 she will find herself upon graduation.
haps one reason that the League project
. was because of the apparent contradic-
in its very goals: Women at the Univer-
annot be segregated out of a community
lich they are thoroughly absorbed. They
ot want to attend lectures and panels
I specifically at "their" problemgs; they feel
"theirs" are the same as anyone else's.
e League sponsored four sessions, two pan-
cussions and two lectures, at which the
Markley
turn for os
PONE anxious about the pall which seems
b have descended this weekend over the
ly vibrant collective spirits of one par-
Lr house in Mary Markley Hall, may rest
ed that the unwonted decorum is by no,
s permanent.
honor of its annual Mothers' Weekend, a
il code of ethics has been urged for unani-
adoption by the house council. It includes
ollowing:
Do not use profane, obscene or otherwise
tionable language in the presence of
ers, particularly your own.
Remove from the walls any material in-
ng such language.
Mlean the wash basins after use.
Do not wear curlers in your hair to din-
Bring your mother in a little before clos-
ime on Saturday night since she is not
to campus life and may be upset by the
nstration of mass amour carried on before
oor at 12:29 a.m.
H Precautions seem very well taken, since
others are by nature weak and impression-
creatures. We would not want to do any-
which might corrupt their moral develop-
- Monday, however, life should return to
al, and we who are sophisticated enough
main unscarred will resume our customary
ith behavior until next mother's weekend.
-J. OPPENHEIM

attendance varied between eight and twelve
women. At one meeting there were hardly more
members in the audience than there were on
the panel. As a result of this the participants'
turned to sharing experiences and renewing old
acquaintances. -
AS ONE panel member noted, women are
forced to "pick and choose" their activities.
This l is particularly relevant to the University
atmosphere, where one may, if she wishes, oc-
cupy every "free" hour attending iectures on
the world situation, discussions on the politi-
cal situation, and meetings on the campus sit-
uation. Apparently women did not "pick and
choose" Women's Week as a particularly worth-
while activity.
The vast majority of women knew nothing
of the project. Despite announcements and bul-
letins the information did not take hold. A
committee of six members put in long hours
planning and publicizing. They alone cannot
be responsible for the failure of Women's
Week.
AILURE is a comparative term. There are
those who feel that the experience gained'
by the committee was success enough to jus-
tify the project. But surely it must be some
form of failure when busy speakers devote
their time to an audience of eight, most of
whom attended for reasons other than their
own personal interest.
This is the second year that Women's Week
has- been held. Last year attendance was not
much better than this year. In a committee
evaluation recommendations were made re-
garding future projects of this sort. Perhaps
the timing will be altered so that every session
will not be crowded into an already full sched-
ule of week's activities. Other revisions are
being considered, including time of day, more
varied program, and better defined publicity.
O R POSSIBLY the entire premise on which
the project is built, singling out women from
an integrated campus, will be changed. The
committee might be wise to look in this latter
direction for a solution. It is interesting to
note that the idea of a "men's week" bas
never been considered by the University.
Women's Week was tried, and it failed. But,
perhaps, the wisdom gained from this ex-
perience will exhibit itself in a more fruitful en-
deavor.'
-JUDITH' BLEIER

(NOTE: This is based upon a
speech to the annual Develop-
ment Council banquet, Septem-
ber 23, 1960)
By LYLE NELSON
Vice-President for
University Relations
SOMETIME ago the Carnegie
Corporation published a
pamphlet entitled, "The Pursuit
of Excellence." This publication
underlines a problem which is,
it seems to me, the major one
facing the nation and the state
of Michigan today.
That is, the maintenance of
diversity and excellence in our
institutions of higher learning.
In my mind, diversity and ex-
cellence are directly related.
This is an issue in which the
University of Michigan has ex-
ceptionally high stakes. Just as
the stakes are high for the Uni-
versity, so they are for the state
itself and in particular for its
young people.
Over the years, the people of
Michigan have built up in Ann
Arbor one of the world's great
educational r e s o u r c e s. The
question for the future-and a
question incidentally which is
being asked throughout the na-
tion-is whether this resource
will be depleted in attempts to
educate greater numbers.
* * *
IT IS NOT my purpose to
dwell upon the greatness of the
University of Michigan. Its rec-
ord is too well-known to need
elaboration from me. However,
I do think it is incumbent uon
all of us to make certain that
two points are known and un-
derstood by every thinking citi-
zen of this state.
The first of these is the na-
ture of the University's enroll-
ment. It has changed, radically
so, over the years. Unfortunate-
ly, the public's image of the
University has not responded
accordingly.
The University is no longer a
simple, undergraduate institu-
tion. It is a complex modern
university with an extraordin-
arily heavy concentration of its
work at the graduate profes-
sional level. This is of para-
mount importance to everything
the University does, and espe-
cially to the support it requires,
Almost 40 per cent of The
University Michigan's enroll-
ment is at this level and about
26 per bent of Wayne State's.
By way of further contrast,
the University has 30 per cent
{ of its enrollment in freshman-
sophomore courses. At Wayne,
this percentage is 34 per cent
and at Michigan State 46 per
cent.
r . *
THIS IS NOT to say that one
program is better or more de-
sirable than another. It is to
say, however, that they are
different and that these differ-
ences need to be recognized
when appropriations are made..
For it costs far more to pro-
vide the highly specialized
training necessary at the gradu-
ate level than it does at the
undergraduate level, a fact ac
cepted by almost everyone in
higher education.
This, then, is one point I
want to emphasize. It bears re-
peating and remembering, es-
pecially ,when we hear voices
raised- which would have bud-
gets for higher education de-
termined on the basis of a
simple head-count of students
without taking into considera-

-Daly-Dav d Glitrow
Vice-President Lyle Nelson

tion whether these students are
freshmen, juniors, or graduate
students in nuclear engineering.
My second point concerns the
high level of research which
goes on at a university such as
Michigan. Only a handful of
other institutions in the nation
can match the present level of
research at the University. Few,
surpass the University's long-
time record in this field.,
TOO OFTEN in the pudic
mind, a university is associated
,with the image of a teacher
standing before a class, perhaps
a rather large one. A recent
study byhthe Survey Research
Center shows that the general
public has very little idea of
the valuable research which
goes on at a university such as
Michigan. A greater awareness
of these activities must be one
of the goals of University rela-
tions in the years to come.
It is essential that we have a
greater understanding of the
role of research--that it is not
just the frosting on the cake,
but is instead an integral part
of the educational process at
the graduate and professional
levels. Take it away and you
have taken away the excellence
of a university such as Michi--
gan.
In a practical sense, the
money invested by the people of
the state of Michigan in re-
search at the University is an
investment in the future. The
dividends have been higher-
and I would say even more di-
rect-than their investment of
any comparable sum in almost
any other field.
* * *
THERE ARE many examples
I could use-the wartime ex-
plosive RDX, the bubble cham-
ber, testing and reporting on
the Salk vaccine, the new air-
borne radar unit developed at
Willow Run-to show the im-
portance of this work. I mere-
ly want to emphasize the second
point: that research is a highly
essential and integral part of a
program such as that at the
University of Michigan, and
that its costs cannot be figured
into any kind of a per student

system of determining appro-
priations.
I mentioned earlier the study
by the Survey Research Center.
This study was undertaken for'
the Governing Boards and
Presidents of State Institutions
of Higher Edducation in Michi-
gan and is of great importance
to all of us interested in this
field. It came up with some sur-
prising and unexpected results.,
Heretofore we have been ac-
customed to thinking of our
publics in certain general broad
categories - alumni, students,
legislators, business, labor, etc.
The Survey Research Center's '
study, based upon a scientific
cross-sample of the adult popu-
lation of the State, suggests
instead that the public should
be classified by interest involve-
ment in higher education-a
kind of vertical classification
instead of a horizontal one, cut-
ting across all previous group-
ings.
*' * *
THIS STUDY identifies five
categories with respect to atti-
tudes toward higher education.
These five are (1) The Isolated.
This group makes up about 20
per cent of the adult popula-
tion. Most of its members have
had less than eight years of
formal education, and they,
have never seen a college nor
do they have regular contact
with college-educated persons.
Interestingly enough, these
people are not heavily opposed
to support for higher educa-
tion. Their attitude can best be
summed up as "I don't know'
much about it, but it's okay, I
guess." In other words, col-
lege is so far from their world
that it poses no serious threat
to their social standing or eco-
nomic position.
(1) The Uninterested. This
second c a t e g o r y represents
about 30 per cent of the popu-
lation., Most of its members
have had seven and twelve
years of edu'cation and some
minimal contact with a college
somewhere either through a
relative or perhaps through ath-
letic events.
There are more negative at-
titudes towards college profes-
sors in this grotip than in any

of the other four categories. To
them, college graduates are
somewhat of a threat. Few see
any responsibility in their roles
as parents for the encourage-
ment and support of their chil-
dren's education.
(3) THE HOPEFUL. This
group represents another 30 per
cent of the population. Most
have had twelve years or less
of formal education, averaging'
a bit more than the uninter-
estedgroup. In general,''theyA
know the names of about four
or five colleges in Michigan and
may be familiar with some of
the more salient subjects-law,
medicine, engineering and busi-
ness. They also may know
s'omething about non-teaching
functions, such as medical ser-
vices.
In general, members of this
group hold favorable attitudes
toward colleges. Those that
have children have high hopes
that they will go to college.
Even so, financial planning for'
their children in infrequent,
and these persons seem to be
unsure as to just what a parent
should do to .help his children
get ready for college.
(4) The Disaffected. The
fourth c a t e g o r y represents
about 15 per cent fi the adult
population of the State. The
.Survey Research Center has
called them "The Disaffected"
' because all have attended col-
lege at one time or another,
but at least half have received
no degree.
These -are non-contributors
to the college they attended,
and they take no active part in;
education on any level until
their own children are affected.
Contrary to those in the Hope-
ful category, a college educa-
tion for the Disaffected may no
longer be a great achievement.
There is also more opposition to
tax support for expanding col-
lege enrollments in this group
than in any of the others.
* .* *
(5) THE ACTIVE SUPPORT-
era. Although this group repre-
sents only about.5 per cent of
the total public, it represents
by all standards the most im-
portant single group to a college
or university. The members
hold the most favorable ,atti-
tudes towards college professors,
but they also strongly urge
more concentration on the
fundamental subject areas, par-
ticularly in the high schools.
Equally important, the mem-
bers of this group are awa're of
many nor-teaching functions
of a university and are the most
likely to urge greater tax sup-
port for future expansion of
higher education. In general,
they tend to favor stricter col-
lege admissions policies. These
persons are more active in ed-
ucation of all kinds as well as
in organizations of a civic and
community nature.
I believe this report is signifi-
cant to The University of
Michigan for one highly im-
portant reason. It makes it
clear that the University must
look for its basic support to the
5 per cent who understand the
basic concepts underlying a
program such as that at Michi-
gan. Greater efforts must be
made to mobilize and consoli-
date this support to provide the
kind of strength which the
University will need in meeting
the demands of the future.

THAT essential minority-
- those who have done any
orchestral playing-and to that
equally rare group - those who
consider the orchestra the most
versitile and 'exceptional of in-
struments-the Boston Symphony
Orchestra is something of an in-
stitution.
My personal delight is the lush-
ness of the violas and cellos (or
cellos, and violas, if your taste
runs that way). And last night's
concert, although it was not the
most imaginative progr mming,
amply bore out this prejudice.
* * *
LET US, AS DR MUNCH4did,
save the 'best for the last, and
speak first of Haydn's B-Flat
Major symphony. The most telling
criticism one could level against
his Haydn is that of tempo. In
general the entire work was played
too fast, but this was the most
detrimental in the Adagio canta-
bile, which Sir Donald Tovey call-
ed one of Haydn's "broadest and
gravest utterances." Here, as in
the opening Adagio, things sound-
ed rushed, and pathos, and pro-
fundity were quickly, and equally,
glossed over. In the finale, how-
ever, which- immediately calls to
mind the. finale of the E-Flat
Major Quartet (op. 33 no. 2), the
vitality of the tempo was both
called for (Presto), and in good
taste.
The variations, Chaconne and
Finale, by Victor Dello Joio, was
a rousing, exciting affair, although
the outer movements were too
much akin to movie music for my
taste. The Chaconne, however,
which displayed a considerable
Hindemith influence, was a first-
rate piece of craftsmanship, which
was given, along with the rest of
the work, a sympathetic reading.
AND WHAT CAN ONE say of
the Franck D minor? To call it
a war-horse is commonplace, and
yet I would gladly listen to such
a "war-horse" when performed as
brilliantly and magnificiently as
the Boston did last night. The per-
formance was vital and dynamic,
and never did Dr. Munch fall into
the morass of sentimentality that
so many lesser conductors seem
to feel is essential to the work.
-David Jordan
DAILY
OFFICIAL
BULLETIN

AX LERNER

Crystal Ball

(HERE IS NEVER a good time for making
predictions. "The owl of Minerva," in
gel's famous sentence, "spreads its wings
ly with the falling of the dusk." And the
sk, of course, is exactly when men can't
e. But there is an itch in us to pierce the
rkness of the future, even if we have to
oot wildly to do it. So here are some shots
the dark, on the election and related
itters.
-I start with the question of how close the
election will be. My uninformed guess is that
won't be particularly close. Very few elections
yve been close in recent times, and I see few
asons-except for the incalculable religious
ue-why this one should be. I should guess
at Kennedy will have a margin of several
ilion popular votes and at least a hundred
ctoral votes. It may or may not be a land-
de victory, but it will be a substantial one.
How do I figure this? Not by any scientific
fling nor by studying selected counties or
ban districts, but quite simply by talking,
king, talking with ordinary people across
e nation. Some are depth conversations, some
rfacy. They are too few to form a sample.
it the signs are there.
I thought for a couple of days that Nixon
ght make political capital out of- the too-
ndid Kennedy anti-Castro statement. But
is himself vulnerable on foreign affairs, and
sides it would be confusing for Nixon in the
mne campaign to call Kennedy an appeaser on
emoy-Matsu and an inciter on Cuba. Any-
y the decisive moment for pouring on the
at has passed.
-WHEN he leaves the White House, Dwight
Eisenhower will not retire but will take
high advisory business job, with some com-,
ny like General Motors. It would make a
t of sense for Congress to provide that each
;iring President would automatically become
member of the Senate, not from his state
t as a Senator-at-large, and serve until he
ps into either death or dotage. It would be
od to have Hoover, Truman and Eisenhower,
the Senate.

3) Nixon will have no difficulty in getting
a high executive post in business. But being
young he will keep himself, even with a busi-
ness job, ready for the historic moment when
his party will again call him to some notable
post. He will end up in the Cabinet of the
next Republican administration,
4) Both Houses of Congress will remain
Democratic. The Senate Majority Leadership
will be placed in more militant hands than
Lyndon Johnson's, and efforts will be made
toward a withering away of the present
Southern domination of the committee system.
5) Adlai Stevenson will be made head of
the American delegation to the UN-a case
where the perfect job and the perfect incum-
bent will meet. My crystal ball doesn't tell
me who will be Secretary of State.
--THERE will be another summit meeting
by April or May, 1961, perhaps earlier. The
Kennedy commitment to make one more effort
to get agreement on disarmament or some
other major issue, and Khrushchev's troubles
with China, make this a safe bet, unless bad
trouble breaks out before that date in Cuba
or Berlin.
7) If the real trouble breaks, it will in all
likelihood be in Cuba. Since it would involve
both America and Russia, and thus render
unthinkable the early summit which both sides
wish, I would guess that some sort of civil
war in Cuba would be postponed until next
summer or fall. I doubt whether it can be
avoided or averted.
8 China will finally get the votes it needs
for admission to the UN, sometime during
the next few years. This does not necessarily
mean the exchange of recognitions by China
and the U. S. for some time to come.
--THERE will be a recession in 1961, which-
ever candidate and party wins. But a Demo-
cratic administration will come up with some
fresh ways of cushioning its shock and shaking
the nation loose of it.
10) The institution of the TV Presidential
debate is here to stay, and will be back in 1964.
11) Kennedy will act with vigor, surround
himself with a Brain Trust like that of F.D.R.,

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AT THE MICHIGAN:
Liszt
Lost
"ONGWithout End" tells the
story of the many faces of
Franz Liszt. He is a brilliant com-
poser, world renowned pianist, and
deeply emotional lover. de is also
profoundly religious and has some
trouble reconciling these different
parts of his personality.
Dirk Bogarde is excellent in
his skillful portrayal of the high
strung pianist. His moods and
changes of mood give a deep in-
sight into the character which
must have been Liszt.
Genvieve Page plays the coun-
tess who gave up her inheritance
to be Liszt's wife, only to have
him turn away from her. Beauti-
ful even in the dress and hair
styles of that period, Miss Page
gives a convincing portrayal of
the emotional injury she suffers.
* * *
THE FILM BRINGS the well
known French model Capucineto
American audiences for the first
time. She is effective playing the
Russian princess who falls madly
in love with the already married
Liszt.
Capucine is brilliant as the
noble and deeply religious woman
who must marry her love with the
approval of the Pope or not at
all.
THE COLOR IS beautiful and
the settins are the hnl where

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:

To the E
PASSIN
mand
velop the
thinking
French.]

French Taxing, Not Rewarding
ditor: ly impossible considering the -fa- it through the second yi
1G with a C in French de- cilities in that small hole in Ma- sonally, I am ready to giv
s that each student de- son Hall where foreign students zoology career for develo
atospaigFectry to learn English. muscles in' Physical ed
e art of speaking French' Regardless of the student's ef- while a boy im French 21
in French, dreaming in forts to wade through French 1 more desperate than m
Frankly, I find this utter- and 2, they still continue to sweat quitting school to join th

ear. Per-
ve up my
ping my
ducaion
1, a little
nyself, is
e army.

The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of The Univer-
sity of Michigan for which The
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responsibility. Notices 'should be
sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3519 Administration Building,
before 2 p.m. two days preceding
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SUNDAY, OCTOBER.36
General Notices
Midyear Graduation Exercises will be
heid Sat., Jan. 21, 1961, in Hill Aud.
Further notice will foliow.
Seniors: College. of L.B. & A., and
Schoois of Business Administration,
Education, Music, and Public Health:'
Tentative lists of seniors for February
graduation have been posted on the
bulletin board in the first floor lobby,
Admin. Bldg. Any changes therefrom
should be requested of the Recorder
at Office of Registration and Records
window number A, 1513 Admin. Bldg.
The Literary College Steering Com-
mittee is sponsoring an open student-
faculty .discussion on the wisdom of
requiring comprehensive examinations.
The meeting will be held in the Multi-
purpose Room of the Undergraduate
Library on Tues., Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m.
All interested students and faculty are
cordially invited to attend.
Tickets for "The Frogs," to be pre-
sented at 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday
Varsity Swimming Pool, will be on sale
beginning tomorrow noon at the box
office, Trueblood Aud., Frieze Bldg.
$1.25 general admission unreserved any
performance. Box office open until 5:00.
Playbill season tickets also on sale.
Tickets for Platform Attractions on
Sale Daily at Hill Aud. Tickets for in-*
dividual performances are on sale daily
at the Hill Aud. box office. Bo: of
fice hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There
are five remaining productions sched-
uled. Actor-director Burgess Meredith
will co-star with Nancy Wickmire %nd
Basil Langton in "Scenes from Broad-
way Bits," Nov. 17. Marcel Marceau,
famous pantomimist, will appear Dec.
5. Agnes DeMille, choreographer, will
appear Feb. 27. Humorist Herb Shriner
is slated for March 7.' The series will
conclude with stage and screen star
Basil Rathbone reading "The Best
from My Bookshelf" on' March .14.
Special reduced rate of 30 per cent to
all of the University's full-time stu-
dents. Season tickets also available at
a savings.
Events Monday
Social Work-Social Science Collo-
quium: Prof. Daniel R. Miller speaking
on "Defense Mechanisms in Enduring
Relationships," Mon., Oct. 31, 4:15 p.m.,
littleauditorium, second floor, Frieze
Building.
Public Health Assembly will be held
in the Aud. of the School of Public
Health at 4:00 p.m., Oct. 31. Dr. Henry
F. Vaughan, Dean Emeritus of the
School of Public Health, will discuss
"The History of the Public Health
Movement."
Placement Notices
PERSONNEL REQUESTS:
Michigan Civil Service-Openings in
various counties for Physical Therapy
Aides with at least 3 yrs. experience.
Applications must be filed by Nov. 9.
Also Building Construction Supts. for

TOO FEW-
Josh white And Blues

ACCOMPANIED by bassist Bill Smith, Josh White showed up at Ann
Arbor High School last night and presented a program of ballads,
blues and topical songs.
Judging from the past concerts I have seen, the program contained
more non-blues material than Josh usually sings. Unfortunately, his
treatment of "Waltzing Matilda," "Scarlet Ribbons," or "Foggy Dew"
made it too obvious that he ought to confine his work to the blues,
or at least to songs that validly admit of blues treatment. At best,
making blues out of these songs was merely inappropriate; at worst
it was in bad taste altogether, especially when coupled with over-
dramatization, as in "Waltzing Matilda." He is nevertheless so talented
a blues singer and blues guitarist that the real blues or semi-blues
he did more than made up for inappropriate programming and
treatment.
AFTER THOSE in the cheap seats had finished scrambling for
the empty ones down front the audience enjoyed the concert. All were
enthusiastic over "Cindy, Apples, Peaches and Cherries," and "One
Meat Ball" when asked by John to join in the singing; all were
entertained by the off-color content of "I'm Gonna Move You on
the Outskirts of Town," "You Know Baby What I Want From You,"
and especially by the treatment of that favorite of blues symbols
in "Jelly, Jelly, Jelly." The Democrats in the audience made their
presence known when Josh sang, "I peeked in fancy boudoirs, looked

Pleas with him only result in a
lowered head, weak smile,' and a
little compassion for me who he
knows is also suffering through
the traums. Naturally, like most
students who aren't french ma-
jors in the art of conversation'and
aural comprehension, I understand
his problems with the language. It's
everybody's problem and one that
is hard to definite. It is like meet-
ing a fellow-sufferer and saying,
"I hate to ask you, but how's
French?" The reply, always a deep
sigh.° And in return,- the response
is, "Well, I know, -well, good luck,"
and we mean it.
YOU'D THINK someone would
learn something after spending
hours in that crowded lab, hand-
ing money to rich French tutors,
and praying for a grade of C. Yet,
things continue to look bad for
future tests. This is the general
run of the mill, and as a boy in
my French class 'once said, "It's
enough to drive any man to
drink."
Four or five hours of classes
per week, a one hour aural exam
recorded by a native Frenchman,
three hours of language lab, three
books of translation, written

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