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Seventy-First Year

A Heavenly Image in the Glass Appears




a Opinions Are Frea
ath Will Prevai"

Solisti di Zagreb
Baroque Excellent
TIERE HAS BEEN a decided reviltalization both in "baroque" music
and in those who perform it. This cannot be attributed to the
enthusiasts of such music, for they are a rather quiet group who
do not believe in proselytizing.
But we have rather to thank the scholars who have, in recent
years, made available good editions of these masterpieces which had
long lain in manuscript, and in particular the high degree of excel-

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

NOVEMBER 8, 1960


SGC Candidates

more than a form; its functions and scope
e flexibly defined and Its status is largely
ependent on the abilities of the individual
ouncil member. In the choice of a good Coun-
1 member, we take certain qualities to be of
dimary importance:
-He should not conceive of the University
a partitioned community, but as a place
here students, teachers and administrators
ecognize a need not only for diversity of func-
on but for unity of purpose, and Interact
ccordingly. He should participate boldly, not
midly, in the University's decision-making
--He should not talk about "improving re-
ations with the student body" or "bringing the
ouncl back to campus" unless he can outline
wide-ranging series of local programs. Coun-
il members too often are either barren of
ich ideas or unwilling to spend more than a
ilnimal amount of time on them at the Coun-
Lt each week.
-E CANNOT arbitrarily Ignore issues
which, because they happen to occur in
geographically distant area, - have been
,osely called "off-campus". If the implications
f those issues (for example, a violation of
eedom of the press in California or passage
f the University's operating budget in Lan-
Ing) are of any significance to the local
nmmunity, then such issues are definitely
°n-campus" and, when they arise, the Council
iember should recognize an obligation to his
ociety by taking action.
-He should not spend time taking polls to
Iscover a "representative" student opinion to
etermine SGC's direction. .The individual
epresentative should be elected to apply in-
elligence, insight and, hopefully, creativity
* problems relevant to the University. Simi-
arly, SGC should not be inhibited because
ome hypothetical majority of the student body
Ither lacks knowledge of, or is opposed to,
ertain legislation. Such a concept of dynamic
epresentation implies leadership, not unre-
pensiveness to they constituency.
Within such a framework, we have evaluated
he 1 current candidates.
unquestionably more capable of fulfilling
bte iudles of an SGC member than any of the
ther candidates.,
?OWER knows far more about the University
than any candidate presently running. His
o=r years on campus, including one as Daily
kitorial Director, his mental abilities and his
road perspective indicate that he will be
ompetent in both initiating and analyzing
OC action. Power could be especially valuable
a helping to actualize the ideal of a Council
articipating dynamically in decisions affect-
ig general University policies. His heavy com-
aitment to ideas, sometimes amounting to an
rdue preoccupation with the abstract, can
robably be effectively put to use at the
tmncil table.
KISS WHEELER'S dedipation to the improve-
ment of human relations and political
nd social awareness prepare her well for a
eat on the Council. Her fairness towards
thers and 'understanding of complexity do
ot Indicate she will be inactive, but rather
hat her actions will be well-considered and
esponsible. She does not think SOC should
onfine its activity within the physical bound-
ries of -the campus, but at the same time
diss Wheeler shows readiness to begin work
a local problems: this sort of balanced,
imultaneous operation is a vital SGC need.
BARTLETT, while considerably less pre-
ared than either Power of Miss Wheeler,
light also be valuable additions to SGC.
5HAFER'S capacities for analysis and ad-
straction qualify him for a Council seat, as
oes his welcome willingness to seek out in-
Ormation and the opinions of others before
oming to a decision. At present, however, his
mgthy analyses indicate vacillation rather
han conviction and he is very uncertain about
he Council's ability to act with much dynam-
;m. Because of his tendency toward critical

ather than original thinking, Shafer might be
pore of a question-raiser than an initiator of
rograms and legislation on the Council.
remarkable sensitivity and freshness to stu-
ent problems, e.g., women's housing, regula-
Lons, the difficulties involved in the current
pstem of letter-grades. Her most critical need
s for more factual knowledge and further

contact with other segments of the Univer-
sity community. But her present approach and
potential capacity suggest that she could pick
up much of her understanding by working
now on the Council itself.
BARTLETT received Daily support last
year for qualities which have only partially
emerged during his SGC tenure; he has not
been among the Council's strngest members.
But Bartlett is still relatively better than the
rest of the field: he has experience, a broad
perspective on student affairs, and particular
concern with a problem of great importance to
the Council - how to consistently follow
through on SOGC decisions and projects. Hope-
fully, in a second Council term he will be more
vocal, morearticulate and grow as an initiator
of programs.
FOR VARYING reasons, we choose not to
support the following, alphabetically-listed
MARSHALL KELTZ'S speeches suggest the
unwelcome possibility that he not only
wishes to curtail SGC's steady expansion but to
do away with some of the increased responsi-
bility which has been gained. In his platform
he declares that SGC should center its activi-
ties on "such things as summer reading pro-
grams, bike auctions and similar functions of
local campus interest." He outlines an even
more second-class role for the Council and
for students when he describes SGC as a
"middleman, acting between the student body.
and the University ... (with) decisions of the
former being carried to the University and
decisions of the University down (note, down)
to the student."
BRUCE LETMAN has an unrealistic desire
to "circulate among the students and take
polls to determine the opinion of the student
body," believing that the Council would then
"correctly represent the majority of the stu-
dent body, and that the student body (would
be) enthusiastically supporting them. . .
Further, he wishes to "clean up our own back
yard" before turning to national issues, but,
for example, when asked at a Daily open house
to list some local problems, he requested five
minutes to "think out a list of them." Leitman
would be eager, perhaps hard-working, and
probably aggressive on the Council, but at
present possesses little sensitivity to campus
RICHARD NOHL might aid the Council with
some realism and experience, but his pre-
sent lack of vision does not seem likely to
change, nor do his relatively inflexible, "nut-
shell" conceptions of campus problems. He
doesn't seem to conceive of either the Council
or the individual representative as particularly
dynamic. He takes the superficial "weak
government" view that the Council should pro-
gram scientific surveys of the student body on
"controversial" issues, then release the results
without any further SGC decisions or actions.
WD PARNALL is conscientious and intelli-
gent, but uncertain regarding his positions
and needs not only experience but a clearer
articulation of his personal ideas on represen-
tation. SGC, and the University. While some of
his Ideas are unworkable, Parnall does tend
to believe that the Council should strike an
effective balance between controversial and
non-controversial issues, special and routine
programs. But at present he doesn't seem
equipped to take a Council seat.
RICHARD PINNELL'S adherence to what he
believes to be the "opinion" of quadrangle
residents indicates this freshman is poorly
prepared to accept a wider, more independent
concept of representation. Further, that he
needs more knowledge of the Council and the
University is evident in his uncertain presen-
tation of ideas at the open houses. He does not
seem ready at present.
J ULIE RABEN might bring some vitality and
energy to the Council table, but her think-
ing about the University and the Council re-
main confused and shifting. Further, in trying
to balance different viewpoints on fraternity-
sorority membership selection, Miss Raben

becomes impractically protective of the Greek
system. She seems to be asking SOC to go
"privately" to sororities and fraternities, and
put them "on their honor" to deal with pre-
FRED RIECKER'S substantial experience in
SGC's administrative wing has not provided
him with the scope and comprehension requi-
site in a creative SGC member. In his platform,
Riecker claims the Council should concentrate
on nebulous and unexciting "student problems
and services." In addition, he demonstrates an
unnecessary timidity in his belief that SGC is
not "a debating club where a few interested
participants soapbox subjects of narrow interest
or a radical nature , . controversial matters,
of course, will come up for debate but such
issues should not be allowed to monopolize the

lence of those groups who devote
themselves to performing this
music. And the Solisti di Zagreb
dertainly take their place in the
forefront of these ensembles.
* * * '
T The program opened with a Sin-
fonia by Vivaldi (C major), which
was a rather routine work. This
was followed by the E Major Violin
Concerto from the collection of 12
concerti, "L'estro armonico."
The soloist, Jelka Stanic-the
one woman in the organization-
played beautifully. I was some-
what displeased with her wide
vibrato, but her wonderful detache,
so essential for this music, was
a pleasure to hear. Her intonation,
on the whole, was excellent, and
despite my prejudice regarding
her tone, it was a first-rate per-
* 0 * '
formance of the Boccherini B-flat
major cello concerto was nothing
less than superb-although how
he could sit down, after conduct-
ing, and play with impeccable bow
control, is beyond me.-
The B-flat major concerto has
always represented for me the
epitome of 18th, century grace and
lyricism, despite the later tamper-
ings of Gruetzmacher, whose
cadenza Mr. Janigro played. His
intonation was well nigh perfect,
his tone rich and warm and his
bow changes literally indiscern-
Roussel's Sinfonietta, op. 52 is
one of those unfortunately neg-
lected works. It is thoroughly
craftsman-like and the middle
movement (Andante) is a moving
and exciting thing, leading to a
rollicking Allegro, whose bril-
liance was deftly executed.
And what could be better than
finishing up a wonderful evening
with Mozart? The Divertimento in
D major was written in 1772 when
the composer was 16, and already
it displays what later became per-
haps the most subtle wit in music.
After such an evening encores
were inevitable, and Mr. Janigro
graciously offered two, which,
shamefully, I didn't recognize.
--David Jordan

THE posture of the film biog-
raphy, "Oscar Wilde," resem-
bles someone hurriedly carrying
dirty dishes, on tiptoe, into the
kitchen. But the faster they are
carried and the more elevated,
the greater mess if they fall.
The picture was made in a race
with another British company to
make the first filmed biography
of the playwright-iconoclast and
both the speed and lack of agil-
ity while running on tiptoe show.
Both the star and the script
are from a Broadway production
and both are unashamedly melo-
dramatic. The scenes follow one
another in a pattern seemingly
formed to defy all the unities in-
cluding that of commori sense, but
whose real intention is to milk
every possible emotion from a
heavily-propped tale. It does -not
-to its credit-play for the cheap
twists. It asks for nothing less
than real tears.
film as you will be able, to fined
outside the museums today, and
for the star there is Robert More-
ly who is as broad of girth as
he is of talent; it is safe to say
the film would be a shambles
without him. He squints and splut-
ters and reads Wilde's famous
jibes like an innocent possessed of
a benevolent demon.
To the moviemakers Wilde was
an absolute innocent. A kind, port-
ly aesthete who was somehow
caught up into playing a sort of
activated Dorothy Dix for a group
of rascally young men. John Ne-
ville plays his young admirer.
It was this same Neville who
led the Old Vic Company in a
tour a few years back in "Ham-
let," to thoroughly mild reviews.
If you want to know how he play-
ed Hamlet, see this film.
-Robert Kraus

--Daily-Larry Jacobs
Unnumbered treasures ope at once, and here
The various off'rings of the world appear.

Evaluate Mechanics of Rush

Daily Staff Writer
J UNIOR Panhellenic Associa-
tion's 1960 rush evaluation,
published last week, considers the
problems of women's rush in terms
of the counseling system, mechan-
ical aspects, rush itself and its
The main criticism of rush par-
ties was the excess of regimenta-
tion. Occasionally the house's
system of circulation was so ob-
vious that it made rushees ill-at-
Women who pledged last year
felt that not enough information
was presented to them through
the counseling system. They rec-
ommended that financial details
such as cost per year and pledge
fees be explained even before mix-
S* * *
MUCH OF THIS material was
available for rushees who bother-
ed to ask special questions and
spend extra time finding it, but
it could have been discussed in
regular rush meetings.
The same was true for the

grade point stipulations of specific
houses. This year a ,number of
houses will require point averages
above 2.0, and most will require
higher averages of sophomores
and juniors pledging. Rushees
need this information as soon as
they begin the selection process.
Junior Panhel compiles the re-
port annually after discussion ses-
sions at each house with women
who pledged the previous year.
The report aims at improvement
of both the panhel side of rush
and the house's part.
* * *
viewed felt rushees should under-
stand that only a small percent-
age of their original group will
pledge. Especially when final des-
sert bids were offered, the coun-
selors seemed to gloss over the
percentage of rushees who still
would not pledge.
Most women were concerned
about the grim process of pick-
ing up bids in the Michigan League
ballroom. One suggestion was to
let the counselors give out bids
for their own group. In this way

the long lines that automatically
produce tension would be elimi-
nated, and rushees would be in-
fluenced less by their friends. More
important, those who did not re-
ceive any bids would have more
privacy, especially if the groups
met in several rooms.
* * *
SOME FELT THAT these per-
sons should not have to go to
the League at all, but should re-
ceive either a phone call or a
note from the counselor to let
them know they have been drop-
Many objected to the four hour
wait between notification of sor-
ority acceptance on Sunday morn-
ing, and receiving the house bid
later in the day.
This is perhaps the least ra-
tional delay in all of the rush
mechanics. Certainly, rushees want
to know if they will pledge a
house as soon as possible, but
perhaps it is less traumatic to
wait four more hours for com-
plete information than to find
out half of the news and then

Moving in 'Sunrise
"S UNRISE at Campobello" provides for a motion picture experience
altogether affective and wonderfully nostalgic. From its melodic
overture to its joyously exultant close, the Dore Schary screen adapta-
tion emerges as an entertaining and effective canvass of Americana.
"Sunrise at Campobello" traces the early political career of Franik-
lin Delano Roosevelt and concentrates on Mr. Roosevelt's fierce battle

with infantile paralysis. The film,


significantly enough, concludes with
Mr. Roosevelt stepping out of his
wheelchair to put the name of
Al Smith into nomination at the
1924 Democratic convention.

Reprimands Faculty for. Nixon'

To The Editor:
AM WRITING to comment
upon the Fabulty for Nixon
campaign endorsement mailed to
the teaching staff of the Univer-
sity. The endorsement consists of
a few brief statements regarding
the qualifications of the Nixon-
Lodge ticket, and it enlists support
for the ticket. The letter is then
signed by those facultyrmembers
participating in this group.
While I admire and commend
the supporters of this proposal for
their active involvement in the
political world, I should like to
reprimand the writers of this man-
festo for their being guilty of the
very "wooly thinking" that their
candidate warned the nation to
guard against. I referparticularly
to the following parapraph of their
Coming from a family of
modest means, he (Nixon) un-
derstands the problems of
economic security and edu-
cational opportunity. His sym-
pathy for similar problems
facing the average American
is genuine. His remidies are
not guided simply by political
* * *
WRITING TO AN educated and
supposedly intelligent reader, such
emotional and illogical appeals
must be eliminated. To claim that
a candidate must experience eco-
nomic insecurity in order to ap-
preciate the problems of financing
an education is entirely invalid.
One of the goals of our education
here at the University is to give
the student an ability to under-
stand situations beyond the realm
of his immediate experience. To
claim that experience is the only

bill would have provided support
to the states which, in turn, could
use this'money either for teachers'
salaries or for school construction.
After having effectively defeat-
ed this measure on "the grounds
that it was too liberal, Mr. Nixon
has been campaigning on educa-
tional planks that promise even
more generous federal contribution
t o education. Therefore, Mr.
Nixon's educational policies, which
have become liberal only since his
official nomination as a presiden-
tial candidate, show that they are
inconsistent and are dictated by
political expediency.
ing to comment upon the com-
position of the group of faculty
members who affixed their names
to the endorsement. Of the 53
signatures, 45 were from the
various business and professional
schools at the University. There
was a large number from the
Engineering School, and the se-
cond largest group represented
members from the Medical and
Dental Schools.
It is indeed clear that these
faculty members are motivated by
their financial interests as well as
their concern for the national
welfare. Those staff members
whose extra-University work close-
ly allies them with the large in-
dustrial interests in Michigan can
hardly be considered impartial or
disinterested observers.
In a like manner, those of the
Medical and Dental Schools who
endorsed Nixon's candidacy could
well be motivated by fear of the
opposition's proposal to grant
federal medical insurance to the
aged of the nation.

ing schools function .mainly to
prepare the student for the mate-
rial and financial aspects of life.
Their principal goal is to teach
the student a way to earn his
living. This goal is entirely ac-
ceptable in its place, but it should
not be confused with the higher
goals of living a full life and being
a good citizen.
-David Hershberg, Grad.
Vindication . .
To The Editor:
MV FIRST reaction to Michael
Brunschwig's letter in The
Daily (Sunday, Nov. 6) was, how
did this fellow ever get to be a
graduate student. Upon further
meditation, I decided that as a
graduate student he must dedicate
much of his time to intellectual
pursuits, and thus his ignorance
of advertising,hand advertising
concepts should be understood and
THE AD WHICH Brunschwig
referred to in his most unjustified
letter, was not really misleading,
but rather at common device for
getting reader's attention into the
subject matter of the advertise-
ment. As far as insulting the in-
telligence of the students, and
acusing the Daily's advertising of
being typically fallacious, etc.,
there is little need to comment
on this type of nonsense.
To Mr. Brunschwig, I suggest
that he follow the customs of the
Groundhog-now that he has seen
his shadow in print, return to
hibernation for an extended period
of "intellectual contemplation."
--Ted Cohn, '63L
Upstaged ,.

tended last night's concert and
who planned far enough in ad-
vance to get seats in the audience,
that they would allow roughlyf
140 people to sit, twitch, cough,
squirm, etc. on the stage and
distract greatly from an other-
wise good concert? This seems
to be. very crude.
* * *
TO COMPLAIN still more, I was
greatly surprized at the -large
number of people in this sup-
posed cultural center of the U.S.
who either don't know when a
performer has completed a work
or else they are very rude to inter-'
rupt while he is in the middle of
a piece of music. I refer to the
great number of people who ap-
plauded at the end of each section
of a work rather than waiting un-
til it vas completed.
Possibly I- was brought up all
wrong but was taught that these
things just' aren't done. Possibly
some of the more 'cultural' people
can explain their rude society to
--Richard Leary, Grad.

moving portrayal of FDR. Greer
Garson .as Roosevelt's wife, Elea-
nor, acquits herself admirably and
makes a fine match for Bellamy.
Both veteran performers have
made an intensive effort to sim-
ulate the Roosevelt characteristics
and gestures.
For the greater part of the film
their attempts sufficiently com-
plement the credulity of the liv-
ing portrait Schary has created.
But on occasion Mr. Bellamy and
Miss Garson get so wrapped up
in their simulations that they fail
to interact with each other prop-
erly. It is then that their finely-
wrought characterizations become
relegated to static caricatures.
If Mr. Schary's scenario has a
good deal of corn, it is corn well
written and most welcome in a
medium: which more frequently
examines degeneracies.,"Sunrise
at Campobello" is a refreshingly
optimistic film that we hope will
find a ready and responsive audi-
-Marc Alan Zagoren




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