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"And Now The Reports From Latin America,
Africa, Asia, The Middle East-"


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Seventy-First Year
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printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staf writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.



rNo Message
THE BAROQUE TRIO-Nelson Hauenstein, flute, Florian 1
oboe, and Marilyn Mason, harpischord-assisted by Clyde 'I
son, double-bass, last night gave a concert of Italian and French
by lesser-known contemporaries of Bach and Handel.
The performance was flawless in the technical matters of I
tion, phrasing, and tone quality, as well as in the more elusive
of ensemble.
Both Mueller and Hauenstein played a sonata with harps
The oboe sonata was a miniature composed by a Frenchman wi

, NOVEMBER 16, 1960


GSC To Work On Better,
mmunication, Representation

Graduate Student Council recently be-
what is hoped will be a sustained attack
hronic problem by considering ways to
e representation on the council and
nication between it and the student
council seems to recognize the general
- of its weaknesses and, what is even
ncouraging, has accurately defined its
y obstacle as being one of means-the
for stimulating participation on the part
lligent, concerned graduate students.
entally, those graduates who have ex-
i dissatisfaction with the representatives
r departments may not know that the
's constitution provides for the recall
h council members, who may then be
d by more truly representative students.
EVER, facilitating communication can
y be useful and worthwhile if the stu-
have something to communicate-some-
pertaining to the fact of being a grad-
udent that interests or irritates them.
s in addition to opening channels where-
students can relay their complaints and
ions to the council, the council should
t to find out what topics are most likely

Blind Date.

C CAN HARDLY imagine anything more
imantic than that inimitable residence
astitution, the exchange dinner.
e quad dining room is set in the ap-
late atmosphere: Half in semi-darkness,
.mated at each table by one lone candle
xtravagance), half a blaze of light where
uad clods, who didn't have the intestinal
ude to sign up for so momentous an
, devour their meals in their char-
Ltically noisy manner.
romance is apparent in the candlelit
a. Walter Brennan dates Sandra Dee and
yn Monroe meets Francis X. Bushman.
names are never used until the couple is
ed Perhaps this is good for the event it-
for most of the matches that result are
gh to ruin anyone's appetite well in ad-
THE ROCK HUDSONS and the Deborah
errs settle down to royal menu of clam
der, meat loaf, boiled potatoes, succo-
leftover salad, and chocolate chip cookies,
mething comparable, fo say nothing of
allons of scrumptious milk.
d the shaded atmosphere makes it all the
exciting. Your mouth never knows what
fork will find next.
nversation is scintillating. "Who do you
c will win the I-M tiddlywinks contest?" or
o's the best man on the boomerang team?"
b, the affairs are not worthless; you'd
urprised what your partner may know
t the boomerang team.
.-M. H.

to sir up interest. In such A way the= council
can show that it is a potential instrument of
not only communication but action with re-
spect to pertinent issues.
What sort of problems do graduate students
recognize? Without having polled all eight or
nine thousand of them (almost half the total
student body) it is hard to say. Perhaps they
are dissatisfied with administrative procedures,
or would like,to have a voice in deciding what
such procedures shall be. Perhaps the rapidly
changing and expanding graduate school has
some academic anachronisms or other imper-
fections which the administration and faculty
cannot see or will not deal with from its posi-
Perhaps there are some Who object to the
current emphasis on research; who would
like to see teaching considered an important
skill, or the liberal arts receive some of the
attention lavished on scientific pursuits.
Student affairs might be an area of latent
action-an area in which undergraduate par-
ticipation is at a high level of activity, be it
political, intellectual, or social in emphasis.
FINALLY, there might even be broader is-
sues, not necessarily oriented to this cam-
pus or even the academic communities, on
which the council, with its presumably intelli-
gent and trained constituency, might see fit
to take stands. When H. Chandler Davis was
dismissed from his teaching post because he
questioned the right of the United States gov-
ernment to dictate his political convictions, the
council drew up a statement on academic free-
dom that implicitly defined the grounds on
which such dismissal is warranted. Had the
council been stronger it might have done more.
Even if graduates are only discontented
with- driving and parking regulations, the
Council is still an instrument through which
they could, if they would, exercise considerable
A PRIMARY decision for the council is that
of the kind of representation it endorses.
The present constitution provides for students
elected by the departments (if the department
has some formal group of its own) or ap-
pointment by the department chairman. If
there are responsible, active individuals who
will get themselves elected, this system will
work. If not, then departments lacking them
will foist the position off on unsuspecting non-
entities. A small group of representatives elect-
ed by popular vote, as the SGC members are,
might in this case prove more effective.
Improving representation and communica-
tion is a good thing; and the council should
be commended for its concern. In addition,
however, open discussions of issues pertinent
to graduates, led by council officers and in-
cluding faculty and administrative representa-
tion, might be a method for discovering areas in
which the council can obtain student oartici-
pation and support, and thus be more mean-
ingful and powerful.

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imposing name Jacques Hotteterre
de Romain. Mueller gracefully and
profusely orpme:"ted his part in
the Prelude.
and Harpsichord by Pietro Loca-
telli-a modern-sounding , piece
with practically an operatic aria
as a slow. movement - allowed
Hauenstein rather more room for
solo display. His deft performance
delighted the audience.
A Suite in C by Marin Marais,
transcribed by Clyde Thompson,
contained some of the most in-
teresting music of the evening.
The last movement was a long
chaconne with many surprises.
IT ,IS SAID that the dance
movements in eighteenth century
suites are idealized-to be listened
to rather than danced to. Never-
theless, the tempi taken in certain-
of the dance movements, especially
the Loure, the Gavotte, and the
Menuet, would have made dancing
A dark-hued Trio Sonata in G-
minor, by Johann Rosenmuller,
the only seventeenth century com-
poser in the group, sounded not
very different in style from the
other works. The ever-elegant
Telemann was represented by a
Trio Sonata in C-minor.
The last work on the program
was a Trio Sonata In C-minor by
J. J. Quantz, known to musicians,
or musical historians at least, pri-
marily for his great flute Method.
(Quantz was in the employ of
Frederick the Great, an ardent
amateur flutist.) It is a very
beautifully composed work, per-
haps the most impressive composi-.
tion of the evening.
What a pleasure to hear an
evening of music which is all art
and no message!
-David Sutherland
The Baroque Trio
Nelson Hauienstein, flute
Florian Mueller, oboe
Marilyn Mason. harpsichord
assisted b, Clyde Thompson,
Trio Sonata in C minor Telemann
Sonata in D for Oboe and
Harpsichord Romnain
First suite in .C from
'Pieces in Trio' Marais
Trio Sonata In C minor
- Sonata in D for
Flute and Harpsichord Locatelli
Trio Sonata In C minor Quantz

The Language Barrier

Work Helps Carry Bond Issue


one how hard it is to write.
Only one of the three short
stories, Sault Stahl's "The White
Line,', really gets free from all
the old tangles, and avoids pre-
tensions. The language is crisp
and clear, aware of itself without
seeming to be: "Jagged oak leaves
caught in the spiked grass in
spite of the wind." The story is
alive with detail, and alive with
an oddity and wry exuberance
that comes to a nicely twisted
point. This is a real piece of
The other two stories have
their troubles, a little unsteady
and unsure of themselves, a little
awkward and leggy.
r , ,
of Summer" we hear "the harsh
complaint of a blueay" and ap-
proach the protagonist through
a quaint steropticon of a de-
vice: "He was a short man who
might have been thirty or forty
years old." Doesn't Mr. Clark
He knows everything else, and
he knows how to bring it back
alive too: "She ran out over the
new yellow pine planks, warmed
by the sun, and knelt to stare
down into the water at the end
of the dock as though she hoped
to find something in the lake that
she hadn't been able to see be-
fore." But even he immediately
falls into something about "a
clumsy boy who has captured a
The story as a whole doesn't
come to much, though it tries.
along with the language, to get at
something moving and authentic.
lows" has even more of the au-
thentic, particularly in the dia-
logue and in the white-haired out-
door man, Jip. The events are
evidently close to experience.
But the language-Harold Bell
Wright rides again: "I could but
watch and feel in a kind of un-
familiar ecstasy"-"sped"-"hid-
den from view"-"I had expected
twelve weeks of work and but ten
had passed"-"Did he pray as
their number diminished, as they
forgot or cursed whatever high
spirits or economic necessity had
brought them to this barren do-
main to live by killing the beasts
that dwelled here, and to build
this church wherein.. . .?" Land-
lord, fill the flowing mustache,
cup. M
* . *
"The American Gothic" is an-
other example of how not to do
it. The idiom is different from
Mr. Vance's, of course. But this
is rational exposition done in cur-
licues, with plenty of ellipses and
even, it seems at. one reading,
some non sequiturs, a thin thesis
gone arty, jargon spun fine: "The
Gothic literary convention, ex-
ploiting the vitality of violence,
death and decay with stylized
horror . . . "-"Psychology con-
tributed information illuminating
the popularity" (pry that one
apart)--"the three principle men
in Sanctuary are sterile, emas-

there with this one, beautifully set
with its last line though it is; but
it is sound, dependable, interest-
ing writing. It shows us how it
is done.
X. J. Kennedy: Again, a poet
arrived; again, not at his very
best, but so sure and witty as to
green us all with envy.
THE POEMS that really go
home to me are two translations:
Bernard Keith's of Raymond
Queneau, and Konstantinos Lar-
das's of K. P. Kavafis.
The last I like the better, I
think - probably because it's
Greek and has that strange Medi-
terranean sadness and poise be-
fore death, the oldest subject of
all. Lardas's other poem is good,
As I say, there is a feel of com-
petence in the poetry most of the
way. Nancy Willard's "Mixed

Marriage," neat and smooth and
pleasant, is probably the most fin-
ished piece in the magazine.
* * *
IN ADDITION, there are etch-
ings (probably something else,
really) by Sam Morello. Except
for two recognizable nudes and
some lightly drawn hashmarks-
and squiggles, they seem. a waste
of space. They might look better
on a wall.
The music, setting a poem of
Michael Spitzer's to tenor, flute,
and two clarinets, I shall have to
leave for more competent judges.
Composer: Alexander Pollatsek.
The magazine is attractively
arranged, poetry and prose alter-
natign in clusters. The cover is
good and Steinbergish. There is
plenty of interest. But some of
the writing, as I have said, seems
from another generation.
-Sheridan Baker

The Research Scientist's Limbo

EE LONG sought after, hard-worked-for
Universities Bond Issue has carried.
'he result to the University has been ex-
ined many times before. We will not attempt
enumerate them now.
'here are, however, a number of valuable
e benefits or lessons that have been learned
ing the campaign.
RST, this Bond Issue did not pass because
of any spontaneous interest in higher educa-
a by the people of this state.
t passed because a relatively large number of
ple strained and pushed for several months.
What the University did here in publicity
I, whether it likes to admit it or not, in
bying and just plain politicking, could well
ve as an example for action in the future.
this case it was on safe political grounds
h both parties supporting the Bond Issue.
there is no reason to believe that the same
d action could not bring more favorable re-
s from Springfield in the future.
is we have said before the Bond Issue will
solve any long run problems. Political ac-
s in the future will still be necessary.

Joseph S. Begando, assistant to the president,
put in long hours all during the campaign di-
recting the statewide effort. His small Illini
Hall office has been cluttered with publicity
material and his desk piled with work.
George Bargh, administrative assistant to
the president, also knows what late hours are
Both men took on the job of pushing the
Bond Issue in addition to their regular jobs.
THE UNIVERSITY'S "apathetic" students
came through also. Publicity, speakers, the
bumper sticker campaign, football game greet-
ings and Block I stunts went on continuously.
The crowning occasion came last weekend
with the combined Universities Torch Run mar-
Sixty exhausted runners ended up in Chica-
go's Loop last Saturday after finishing the final
lap of a 1,795-mile trip that encompassed most
of the state. There is little doubt as to the
value of the Torch Run politically. It carried a
personal appeal from the students involved to
the voters. It created support in down-state
communities where local political organizations
were afraid to push the Bond Issue because its
unpopularity might result in harm to local
candidates. In Chicago it reinforced support,
lessening the possibility of failure through a
lack of voting.
THE CALIBER of job produced by these stu-
dents should give ample notice to any Uni-
versity official who would still like to consider
college students as children.
Particularly creditable was the performance
of T. L. Eovaldi, director of the campus com-

Daily Staff Writer
THE RESEARCH scientist at the
University is in a peculiar
He may earn more than any of
his counterparts on the teaching
faculty-but he could, theoreti-
cally, be dismissed as soon as the
contracted research he is working
on is cancelled by Its sponsor.
He is unhampered by a teaching
load (a freedom professors can
only dream about) and devotes all
his time to research, often in the
newest and most exciting fields.
Yet he can't join the University
Club, and his wife is excluded
from many faculty wife 'in' groups.
* *
THE STATUS OF research
scientists is a problem which has
appeared chiefly in the past 15
years. Before World War II there
was little contracted research done
at universities. After it, the federal
government, feeling the necessity
of keeping the nation ahead of
Russia (and all other countries)
in scientific and especially mili-
tary fields, began to award col-
leges contracts for specified re-
search projects.
, Today the federal government
supplies about $22 million of the
University's total sponsored re-
search budget of $25 million; this
share will continue to grow, and
it is expected that eventually as
much as half of the University's
total budget will be devoted to
research. Thus the research scien-
tists is very definitely here to stay.
* * .
clearly as the scientists themselves.
The demand made by some that
research people be given tenure
brings up the ambiguity of univer-
sity policy in this area. As teach-.
ing professors tend to point out,
tenure (appointment until age of
retirement, with dismissal only for
duly specified offenses to be
handled by duly specified meth-
ods) arose from the desire of
medieval professors to be free

To the Editor:
HAVING been in this University
for a year already, and also
having been a reader of yourspr
that long, I think that I am uali-
fied to criticize your criticizers,
I.e. your movie, play, and music
reviewers are to me a bunch of
clods. Almost every movie review
is prefaced by three or four feeble
Jokes which have ! no purpose in
serious criticism, but which the
reviewer puts in to show that hj
can be as witty as Time's review-
Aside from this, when, at odd
times the reviewer does get down
to actually' appraising the film,
he more often than not will gloss
over it and just talk about what
is on the surface, and not what
is implicit or unstated. This is
especially true when foreign mo-
vies are put up on the block-
some of the most serious and
moving stories are treated as
"John's Other Wife" or some oth-
er soap story. There can be no
intelligent reviewing wherethe re-
viewer does not even perceive what
is transpiring on the screen. Re-
view of plays also show the same
insensitivity to value which should
be used in judging a work of art,
or just a pretender to that posi-
What is the, purpose, of- a re-
view? It should be to "steer the
student right," to direct him to
the good things that are going
on, Well, in your own perverse'
way, you do that. The Daily re-
views have become something of
a joke on campus-a panning re-
view from it is a guarantee of a
good shotw.
-Steven Hendel, '63
unwise . .
To the Editor:
AT A RECENT meeting of the
Americans Committes to World
Responsibility, Pr of. Samuel
Hayes stated that it would be
"unwise to demand linking of a
Youth Corps with draft exemp-
Prof. Hayes' argument seems to
assume that there would be no
direct connection between the
Armed Forces and a Youth Corps,
turning the question of Youth
Corps vs. conventional military
service into an ither/or propsi-
tior This would indeed be un-
wise,. The proposed Youth Corps
should be a governmental agency
operating solely under the juris-
diction of the State Dept., and
drawing its personnel both from
qualified civil service workers and
equally qualified members of all
the Armed Forces, be they draftees
or career servicemen and women,
This would eliminate he ques-
tion of draft exemption by mak-
ing such service coincide with the
military obligation.
But perhaps the greatest bene-
fits of such saton,would be in '
freeing the intelligent, concerned
young men of this country from
the inevitable bitterness and alien-
ation that results from being forc-
ed into the atmosphere of ineffi-
ciency, boredom, anti-intellectual-
ism, and downright stupidity
which dominates conventional
military life: From military phi-
losophy which assumes, necessar-
ily, that blind obedience is the
greatest virtue, and that the aver-
age soldier is of semi-moronie
mentality, needing everything ex-
plained to him in terms of Sex,
God, and The American Flag.
This sort of environment, as I
know from personal experience, is
enough to shake any intelligent
American's faith in his country,
his fellow-men, and his hopes for
peace and a better world.
-Harris Liechti

while freedom from religious per-,
secution may have been a good
cause for awarding tenure 700
years ago, it has little to do with
colleges today. Investigating com-
mittees of this century have also
shown a disinclination to distin-
guish between sedition vocale,
sedition semi-vocale, and sedition
Last year the University allowed
research scientists with anincome
equal to that of the average as-
sociate professor to participate in
TIAA, the group retirement plan
that all professors can join. Until
then, all research workers were
covered by the University's own
ERP (Employe's Retirement Plan),
which covers all non-academic
employes of the University.
ERP, of course, cannot be con-
tinued at another school if the
policy holder moves, as can the
other plan.
Salaries for research scientists
scientists are determined by the
"going rate" for personnel, which
is set in the competition among
professional research organiza-
tions and the universities. Salaries
for the teaching faculty tend to be
more stable-partly, of course, be-
cause the competition is not as
severe. An administrative dean
reported that "The University
doesn't hire full time research
people according to set status and
set salary; we pay them for what
they do." The situation at most
other large schools is quite similar.
Many research scientists have
complained that they ought to
be granted sabbatical leaves as
are members of the teaching facul-
ty. Here again, teaching profes-
sors say that the purpose of a
sabbatical is to give the professor
time off from his teaching chores
so he can devote himself to re-
search, and thus full-tine re-
searchers are on a full time sabba-
tical. Research people, while ad-
mitting that this is for all intents
and purposes true, nevertheless
suggest that there might-just
possibly-be a slight difference
between their work and the burden

property of teaching faculties. But,
although they are certainly' in-
creasingly important in terms of
numbers, research people are not
now part of the university in the
same way that students and fa-
culty are. They cannot vote in the
University. Senate, and their work
(often conducted far from -the
maincampus) also tends to isolate
The University has tried as much
as possible to unite its teaching
and its researchers; ..many men
come to work on research, and
later accept teaching posts. But
some men do not both teach and
do research work; the nature of
some research makes this impos-
sible. The University has not yet
decided that these men belong to
the school as fundamentally as do
the teaching faculties. ,
The real question, however, is
how the researchers themselves
will feel. If they wish to become
partners, the University and its
philosophy will gain that much
more importance in the decisions
affecting future events. If the re-
searchers decide they are not
closely connected with the rest of
the University, then the Univer-
sity and its philosophy will be the
poorer for losing their support,
and the more isolated for lacking
their understanding.


)NDLY, a great deal was"
iversity officials, students
between the two groups.

learned about
and the rela-

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Events Wednesday
Botanical Seminar. H. T. Shacklette,
Georgetown College, Ky., will speak on
"Biological Explorations in Alaska" on.
Wed., Nov. 16 at 4:15 p.m., 1139 N.5.
Refreshments at 4. p.m.
Doctoral Examination for Donald
Dorfman, Psychology; thesis: "Some
Effects of Drive on the Perceived In-
tensity of a Stimulus," Wed., Nov. 16,
7615 Haven Hall at 8 a.m. Chairman,
R .B.Zajonc.
Events Thursday
Guest Recital: Suzanne Bloch, luten-

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