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Rubinstein's Chopin
Remains Unexcelled

Rundown of Council Election

Daily Staff Writer
AS THERE is going to be no
no recount in the Student
Government Council election, it
is now safe to analyze the re-
sults. In the present case, the
best analysis is almost no analy-
The election may be the dawn
of a new era for the Council;
then again it could not be. It
may be the initial jump to power
by a new opinion-making organi-
zation-Voice-or it could be a
momentary triumph. The Coun-
cil's makeup could be radically
changed. It may not be. So, with
this in mind, a qualified comment
is in order.
* * s
FIRST VOICE - The party
members like to claim a strong
endorsement for their candidates
and platform. However, the Voice,
people were personally of rather
significant merit; they were the
only ones, except for one, who
really campaigned; and it is high-
ly doubtful that a great many
people really have read or under-
stood the platform.
This is not to minimize the
Voice success. The party got
about 40 per cent of the first-
place votes. It is up to the three,
voices-one old and two new-to.
demonstrate to the campus what
the platform really is. One hopes
they and their allies will do bet-
ter than national parties do.
So the real test of Voice may
be in the spring. By then, the
enthusiasm of newness will have
worn off, the campus will know
what Voice members stand for on
the Council in operative terms. If
Voice again come up with good
candidates, and these are accept-
ed at the polls, then Voice will
truly be an established organiza-
tion. They are not really ephemer-
al now, but neither are they es-
theory-This is rather like the
"new Frontier" and like that pro-
gram it may face a great deal
of legislative opposition. It will
depend on how the Voice people,
in particular, offer their program,
and what they offer. They ought
to keep their feet on the ground,
as the old saying goes. The "new
era" also depends on whether the
conservative opposition bestirs it-
self to offer some programs of its
own. They've been fighting on
their opponents' ground, as los-
ing, as they well deserve. The
wages of opposition is only de-
feats. Something more is needed.
Third, Council composition -
Something needs to be said about
this first in terms of members
* * *
ON ONE SIDE, the Voice people
will find their major allies in
Roger Seasonwein and Thomas
Hayden, who have been success-
fully doing battle all year, and
now with reinforcements ought to
do better. Seasonwein, master of
language and the pregant-.

new ideas. If other members had
matched his output, the Council
would have had about five or six
new ideas to deal with at each
* * *
rayed Jon Trost, Dan Rosemergy,
Per Hanson, Perry Morton and
Jim Hadley. Trost is the best de-
bater among the group, which as
a whole will miss outgoing Bill
Warnock, who was one of its best
spokesmen. The remaining quin-
tet, who will undoubtedly be join-
ed by Richard Nohl, have to of-
fer more in the way of positive
programs of their own. The Coun-
cil was not intended to be a
"night-watchman government," as
the six well know. They'll have
to do better. There are more of
them, and they can win votes,
if they have something to offer.
This is in the nature of a chal-
In the middle are Hyder Shah,
Myra Goines, Susan Kennedy.
Barbara Greenberg and Arthur
Rosenbaum. These people have
generally agreed with Hayden and
Seasonwein, and so have passed
the few measures the two "lib-
eral" leaders have offered. These
people ought to join in Council
activity more. With the occasion-
al exception of Rosenbaum, they
do not offer much at the coffin-
shaped table. As the means, their
views are important. But these
views need to be offered, and it
is the Council that suffers when
they vote without comment,
* *
OVER THIIS agglomeration pre-

sides the great, if smiling Stone
Face, John Feldkamp. If each
men'ber would take as much in-
terest in the Council as their Pres-
ident, the Council would be very
fine indeed. But they don't, and
Feldkamp can't do it all him-
He has done an excellent job
in the discrimination-constitu-
tions area. If half the other mem-
bers would pay as much attention
to as many other issues, then the
Council would get a lot more done.
Feldkamp is hot and warm by
turns toward the liberal wing,
and his position needs further
definition. He is all for the Coun-
cil, as an ideal reality, but it is
sometimes hard to see that he is
leading it concretely along any
particular path.
* * *
new members. Voice and Nohl fill
ecological roles. Dennis Shafer
may seek the middle group.
A new Council? The Voice
members replace Ron Bassey and
Al Haber, who voted the line any-
way, and Lynn Bartlett stays. Nohl
moves, apparently into Warnock's
slot, and Shafer replaces Nancy
Adams, a slight liberal gain.
Statistically, not much differ-
ence. Operatively, perhaps a big
difference, because Phil Power
and Mary Wheeler ought to make
up and more for a voting Ron
Bassey and an absent Al Haber.
The election may presage big
changes. In itself, it is only a
portent. Future Councils will de-
cide what its real significance

retain enough strength even toj
night Artur Rubinstein demonstrat
charming manner. Although hisI
. of lighter works, the Grand Master
ship he has possessed in over thir
It was a typical Rubinstein
side effects. At several timer, in I
chair, and ended the "Carnaval
Rubinstein, he frequently raised
his arms above his head-always,
amazingly, landing on the right
HE OPENED THE program with
the rather dull "Prelude, Chorale,
and Fugue" by Franck. The
dynamics were monotonous, only
once rising above a mezzo-forte,
and that only, in the very end. The
number seemed nothing more than
a preparation for Schumann's
most prolific piano work, "Carna-
val Suite," Opus Nine.'
With movements ranging from
"Butterflies" to "March of David
Against the Philistines," Rubin-
stein showed his ability to play
both gracefully, ever so delicately,
and domineeringly.
* * *
mission the soloist devote him-
self to four lighter works-again
as if in preparation for the grand
finale. "0 Prole do bebe" is a set
of three .sketches of a baby's toys,
by the Brazilian VillaLobos:
Mulatto Rubber Doll, Poor Rag
Doll, and Clown Doll. All were
performed with graphic imagina-
tion, and presented vivid images.
Rubinstein next turned to Serge
Prokofieff for two selections:
"Twelve Visions Fugitives," and
the Marche, from his opera "Love
for Three Oranges." The former is
semi-atonal, slow, and rather
mysterious, and requires a roman-
tic-like touch which he applied
flawlessly. The latter is stacatto,
and' pompous-made even more
so by Rubinstein. Its theme is
commonly known, and was handl-
ed sprightly.
* * * .
out Chopin though? At his peak,
the soloist gave a brilliant per-
formance of four etudes, each one
a formidable work for the piano--
forte. The "Revolutionary" Etude
is practiced by many pianists as
an exercise for developing dexter-
ity in the left hand, and it is an
extremely difficult number to
Also included in the four were
the "Opus 25" and the "Black
Key" etudes. Again, brilliance and
a crystal quality prevailed.
* * *
stein delighted the standing-room-
only audience with a Nocturne
and Waltz by Chopin, and the
Ritual Fire Dance by De Falla.
It is evident that the Master is
losing his great strength, but for-
tunately it does not affect his
performance of Chopin. It is only
a shame that his program was not
the all-Chopin one presented
twelve days ago by Van Cliburn.
H. A. Shevitz
to showwhat the real "bas-
tard world" of show business is
like. And when it sticks to the
bleak actuality of this mascara
and tinsel world, it is a substantial
motion picture, but when it strives
to be the English version of a
Hollywood musical-comedy, it
falls flat on its bongos.
Glimpses of London's Soho
amusements-from nearly naked
bumps-and-grinds to back alley
propositions - are fascinatingly

filmed "on location."
Laurence Harvey's portrayal of
a small-time agent with big-time
dreams is crudely concrete and,
occasionally humorous. ("We need
a rock and roll song about a
mother-something like 'Oedipus
Rock'.") Although often limited
by his didn't-this-happen-in-an-
Elvis-Presley-movie lines, Mr.
Harvey manages a straight-lipped,.
unflinching performance.
characterizations created by little-
known British actors.
Yolande Dolan as a has-been
movie queen is glamorously deca-
dent as she attempts to seduce a
teen-ager, and Cliff Richard as
the teen-ager is naturally appeal-
ing whether he is singing through
his buck teeth or getting drunk
on champagne.
The .cameo roles of a near-
sighted prostitute, a down-and-out
mother, and a prim-and-proper
television commentator seem less
like acting than candid filming
of real life.'
As a matter of fact, the greater
part of this movie has an unmis-
takably documentary aura which
is unfortunately often tarnished
when someone - probably Val
Guest, the producer-director-felt

(EDITOR'S NOTE: The folowhig.
articles are excerpted from a press
release by the. American Civil
Liberties Union.)
THE HIOUSE Un-American A -
tivities Committee ha no right
to penalize individuals who seek
to organize public opposition to
the Committee's continuance, the
American Civil Liberties Union ar-
gued on October 2. In a brief filed
with the United States Supreme
Court, the civil liberties group urg-
ed reversal of the contempt of
Congress conviction of Frank Wil-
kinson of Los Angeles. Wilkinson
refused to answer the Committee's
questions at an Atlanta, Ga. hear-
ing in 1958.
Attorneys for the ACLU said the
contempt citation violated the con-
stitutional protection of free ex-
pression and fair procedures uder
law. The argument was presented
to the Supreme Court by attorneys
Rowland Watts and Miss Nanette
Dembitz, both of New York.
Reviewing the case, the brief
noted that in late 1956 Wilkinson
had been subpoenaed to apear be-
fore a .House Un-American Acti-
vities subcommittee meeting in
Los Angeles but had refused to
answer its questions about alleged
Communist Party associations and
activities. In July 1958, another
subcommittee of the same House
body scheduled sessions in Atlanta,
to investigate Communist influ-
ence in the Southern textile and
other industries, Communist Party
propaganda activities, the entry of
Communists into the U.S. and dis-
semination of foreign Communist
propaganda. Wilkinson arrived in
Atlanta a week before the hearings
opened to oppose the committee
as a representative of the Emer-
gency Civil Liberties Committee.
Subpoenaed before the hearings
began, he refused at the second
days of hearings to answer ques-
tions pertaining to his alleged
Communist Party membership and
his effort to organize opposition
to the Committee. In a statement
he challenged the House Commit- F
tee's legality and its right to in-
vestigate in a field where Congress
could not constitutionally legis.,
late. The subcomittee's counsel
alleged that the Communists had
sent Wilkinson to Atlanta to or-
ganize sentiment against the con-
gressional body, and acknowledged
Wilkinson was not subpoenaed un-
til the subcommittee learned he
was in the city.
These foabts support Wilkinson's
contention that his citation and
conviction for contempt should be
invalidated, the ACLU brief con-
* , * *
purpose in summoniig and ques-
tioning Wilkinson was to investi-
gate his public efforts "to persuade
people of the Committee's inutil-
ity and that Congress should abol-
ish it," the brief said. "There is ,
nothing in the legislative history
to indicate that Congress intended
to grant the Committee this novel
and dangerous power to investigate
individuals because they publicly
criticize and oppose the Commit-
tee, Since this investigative au-
thority would lie in a highly sen-
sitive Constitutional area, not only
affecting the general rights to
freedom of expression, but also the
right to petition the government
for a redress of grievances, the
Committee mandate should not be
construed to include this authof-
* * *
A NATIONALLY prominent ed-
ucator has delivered a stirring at-
tack against loyalty oaths.
The' educator is Dr. H. Bentley
Glass, professor of iology at te
John Hopkins University, and
president of the Maryland Civil
Liberties Union. The gcgcasion was
Dr. Glass' appointment to the new-
ly-created Radiation Control Ad-
visory Board of Maryland. To
serve, he would be required to sign
a loyalty affidavit as stipulated in
the state's Subversive Activities

Dr. Glass is an adviser on
science to the Atomic Energy Com-
mission and the Democratic Ad-
visory Council, a member of the
National Academy of Sciences
committee on the genetic effects
of atomic radiation, and past
president of the American Asso-
ciation of University Professors.
Dr. Glass has received no answer
to his letter and someone else has
been .'appointed to the position.
The Maryland Civil Liberties Un-
ion plansto circulate the text of

an seventy-three years of age can
present a solo piano concert. Last
ed his technique in an elegant and
program, on the whole, consisted
continued to display the musician-
ty years of concertizing.
performance, even including the
his enthusiasm, he jumped off his
Suite" in mid-air. As usual per


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