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"It Must be Fine To Have a College Education"




Calendaring Process
Needs Revision
Daily Staff Writer
STUDENT GOVERNMENT Council, through its calendaring proces
recently denied approval to a Political Issues Club showing of
movie "Operation Abolition," after the event had taken place.
The action culminated a year-long series of violations of cal
daring procedures by the club. SGC President John Feldkamp has E
a letter to PIC outlining its calendaring misdemeanors and suggest
that most of the problems would be alleviated if the group filed
calendaring forms two weeks prior to proposed events.
Most of PIC's violations have been either releasing publicity bef
gaining Council approval for events, or asking for approval at

The Man and His Artifacts

William York Tindall. 164 pp.
Pennsylvania State University
Press. $5.95.
JAMES JOYCE has become a
secular saint in an age when
many a saint of the church has
had fewer petitioners. Though it
isn't yet true that relics of Joyce
are curing the scrofula of the
pious, we learn from William
York Tindall's preface to this
admirable new picture-book that
already, on a recent Bloomsday,
June 16, a band of modern pil-
grims has retraced the footsteps
of Leopold Bloom as Joyce direct-
ed them through Dublin in
ULYSSES; and one has heard
that Joyce's ashplant walking-
stick sold recently at auction for
a price higher than a medieval
cathedral might have paid for
a shinbone of Simeon Stylites.
All this close attention to Joyce
the man would be sillir if it
weren't that Joyce the man is so
hard to distinguish from his ar-
tifacts. Whatever we may learn of
him may bring us nearer to an
understanding of his work - an
understanding which, for all the
recent efforts of Richard Ellmann
and other critics, does not yet
seem near its limits. Now comes
Professor Tindall, armed with his
Zeiss Super Ikonta B (f 2.8 lens),
to capture for us the streets and
landscapes in which Joyce tells
his one-story-and-one-story-only
-to capture them more lucidly,
perhaps, than the myopic Joyce
ever may have been fortunate
enough to view them.
NOT THAT THIS idea is a new
one. In 1950 Patricia Hutchins, in
her picture-book James Joyce's
Dublin, collected a rasher of old
mugshots of Jevvy Jim and his
relatives, a few Dublin street-
scenes of near-1904 vintage, and
some arty views of ripples in the
River Liffey. But Tindall's is a
book of another order. No mis-
cellany, his, nor a Joyce family
album. In chronological order, his
78 photographs in The Joyce
Country bring us a series of views
of Howth Castle and environs as
they might appear to Joyce's
characters. The book opens with
a distant prospect of the Pigeon
House, on the way to which the
schoolboys meet a feelthy old man
in Joyce's first story in Dubliners.
There follow views of the playing-
fields of Clongowes as Stephen
may have seen them in Portrait
of the Artist, of Martello Tower,
of the stairhead from which Buck
Milligan emerges with a bowl of
lather at the beginning of Ulysses.
Following in the footsteps of
KENT; Ohio (P) - A dozen or
so undergraduates are back in
classes at Kent State University
because the faculty discovered
that a calculating machine had
flipped ,its digits.
The machine is fed a perforated
card for each course, for each
1tinan+t rTi n latrni a i-e r , nt

Leopold Bloom, Tindall snaps the
statue of Tom Moore through the
fence of a urinal, and probes with
camera eye the cabman's shelter
where Bloom and Stephen take
refuge. There's a shot of Bloom's
lodgings at 7 Eccles Street -
which to get to, one is startled
to learn, the caller must vault
a spiky fence and drop into a
basement - and at last, views
of the waking world of Finnegans
Wake: H. C. Earwicker's pub,
Phoenix Park, Glendalough grave-
* * *
now has been writing books on.
Joyce and conducting graduate
students through the holy scrip-
tures at Columbia, is as knowing
a guide as you'd wish for. Op-
posite each photograph is a blurb,
helpful and at time droll (the
statue of Sir Philip Cramton,
monument to a Dublin personage
whose significance no one has
been able to recall, Tindall brands
"a degenerate artichoke"). There
are page references, for those who
wish to read with The Joyce Coun-
try in one hand andUlysses in the
other. The photographs, unlikely
to take prizes in camera annuals,
record like a series of faintly
stodgy postcards the present face
of dear old dirty Dublin. There are
no fancy angle-shots, no closeups
of seashells or Guinness-steins.
The everydayness of them - you
somehow have the feeling that
given the same equipment just
about anybody could take pic-
tures as good as these -- is some-
how relevant to Joyce's world. If
some are trivia, what trivia in
Joyce may not be momentous?
For Joyce creates a secular world
in which, if there isn't a Eucharist,

there's a cup of cocoa for emblem
of it.
Though cluttered with Volks-
wagens and people in contem-
porary tweeds, Tindall's pictures
seem to convey as much of the
gist of the Dublin of Bloom as
the camera still can capture.
Purists will regret that the lying-
in hospital in which Mrs. Pure-;
foy of Ulysses gave birth is today
refaced as a iodern medical cen-
ter, and that the Red Light dis-
trict where Stephen and Bloom
held Walpurgisnacht is now nearly
all rubble -- hence omitted from
Tindall's book as part of the ir-
recoverable past.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Mr. Kennedy, a
poet now an L.S. & A. English in-
structor, once took a guided tour
through Dublin's Guinness brew-
"Disarmament Is not primarily
a technical problem . . . . . it
is not the ,complexity that blocks
an agreement; the trouble is that
the negotiating parties have not
made up their minds whether they
do or do not want to reach an
agreement. It may be that in the
past one of the two sides has
wanted to agree. We cannot know
that because there never has been
an agreement or anything ap-
proaching one to put this to the
test. But we are sure that never
have both sides at the same time
wanted an agreement, because if
they had there would have been
one."-(Thomas K. Finletter, for-
mer Secretary of the Air Force.)

. late a date. This week, both the
Young Republicans and the
Young Americans for Freedom
received mild Council reprimand
for the same violations.
All three organizations deal
with current events and with poli-
tical activity. In many of their
programs timeliness is a most
valuable element. In the case of
PIC's latest violation, the pro-
gram featured a University of
,California student with a wealth
of pertinent information, who
happened to be passing through
Ann Arbor on short notice.
meaningful activities are bound
to occur when the nature of the
organization is political. There are
several partial solutions to the
conflict between important pro-
grams which develop on short
notice and the proper control of
studenit activities by SGC.
The Council has attempted to
streamline the calendaring pro-
cess by permitting the approval
of events in interim action, there-
by waiving the two-week notice
stipulation. This process, however,
is still considered a special privi-
Feldkamp says that many of the
events that arise on short notice
should be incorporated into re-
gular sessions of the groups, thus
circumventing the calendaring
procedure entirely. Calendaring
is necessary for outside speakers
and for programs which are open
to the campus at large,
* * *
frey, '63, said her group dislikes
having programs at closed meet-
ings because one of its primary
aims is to make the campus
aware of current issues through
speakers, movies and other pre-.
It is true that while some
calendaring processes can be cir-
cumvented by having special pro-
grams at closed meetings, the
campus misses an opportunity to
hear informed persons speak on
vital issues each time activities
are closed. The resulting learning
,experiences should not be denied
to the campus if vital programs
arise on short notice.
The Council also feels that
groups are not fair to the campus
if they hold an activity on such
short notice that adequate pub-
licity is impossible. This is true,
but is it more fair to eliminate
public participation in or atten-
dance at the activity altogether?
* * *
solved with any quick formula.
The groups will have to comply
with present SGC regulations or
run the risk of losing their Uni-
versity recognition. They must
make every effort to plan in ad-
vance, and to completely fill
calendaring requirements as early
as possible when scheduling an
The Council, too, has an obliga-
tion: it must consider ways to
further streamline the calendar-
process, so that it maintains con-
trol over scheduling of activites,
yet does not stand in'the way of
valuable, timely programs which
active student organizations wish '
to present to: the campus.


GET THIS piece off to a
merrier and faster start thai
last night's concert by the Rober
Shaw Chorale and Orchestra,
must begin after intermission.
Upon the conclusion of Mr
Shaw's uniquely lengthly proces
for installing a small ensemble o
a large stage with a maximum o:
time and pseudo regimentation
we heard the oratorio Jephthah by
Gia'como Carissimi (1605-1674).
Outstanding in this performance
were the solo parts of Jeptha'
daugther, and, most especially
Jeptha himself.
Not only did the singer have
superb musical control over his
voice and great artistic sense, he
was also able to act through sing.
ing, to project the mixed feelings
of a father who must sacrifice his
beloved daughter to assure victory
in combat.
* 5 9
the program was the ever popular
Ceremony of Carols of Benjamir
Britten. This short fast work, for
chorus' and solo harp, has an as-
tonishing variety. of sonic effects
and moods. Most amazing to me
is the last,' Deo Gracias, whic'
succeeds in sounding so much like
Stravinsky's Les Noces, while stil
being obviously evocative of the
"golden age of English chora
music." The performance was
I can no longer postpone dis-
cussion of the opening number
which was exercable. Not-the work;
for J. S. Bach's motet, Singet den
Herrn, is a joyous, exultant thing;
but the presentation, which was
not. The difficulty in performing
this piece stems from its extreme
contrasts. The two outer sections
are, or should be brisk and gay,
while the middle section proffers
a, mood of sublime peace. Lasi
night, the peace of the middle
section seeped out in both direc-
tions and dominated all three.
* * .,
THIS WAS A PITY, for there
were-good things: the chorus was
well-balanced, antiphonal effects
were distinct but not overdrawn
the diction was good, the enun-
clation excellent. But the mood of
peace destroyed it all; too mucl
communion with the empyrear
leads only to sublime boredom
The opening section was dirge-
like in tempo, monotonous in dy.
namics. The final section featured
the only spark of life of . the
whole: a slight crescendo towardi
the end.
heard it so unmoving.
According to the program notes
the infrequentness of perfor-
mances of Haydn's Last Words of
Christ is something of a mystery
Although the Chorale and espe-
cially the orchestra made a bold
effort last night, and seemed to
give a fine performance, the
mystery is, to these ears, solved.
-.Philip Benkard.


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(Continued from Page 2)
ion, South 'Quadrangle, Theta Delta
Chi, Zeta Psi.
SUN., JAN. 15-
Beta Theta Pi.
Summary of Action Taken by Student
Government Council at its Meeting of
January 11, 1961
Approved : The minutes of the pre-
vious meeting.
Approved: The letter (as amended)
concerning membership selection to be
sent to fraternities and sororities.
Approved Interim Action:
Jan. 10 Committee for Improved Cub.
an-American Relations. Change of date
from Jan. 7.
Jan. 11 Young Americans for Free-
dom, lecturer, Cecil 0. Creal, Union
room 3R, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 11 Student National' Education
Association, speaker, Ferris Crawford,
"Proposed Teacher Certification Code,"
Aud. A, 8:00 p.m.
Jan. 12 Young Republican Club,,
speaker, Gilbert E. Bursley, "The Con-
go Crisis," Union room :,, 7:30 p.m.
Appointments Approved: Elections
Director-David Casbon; Asst. Elections
Director-Robert Brimacombe.
Early Registration Pass Committee-
Mark Moskowitz, Robert J. Wilensky,
Bruce Lippman.
Cinema Guild Board-Chairman --
Fred Neff; Bennie Cross, Doug Kirby,
Sandra Gentry, Harold Zanoff, Mike
Lewis, Joel Jacobson, Henry A. Shevitz,,
Norris B. Lyle.
Human Relations Board--Bart Burk-

Activities Calendared and Approved:
Jan. 12-Mar. 1 Voice, "Tennessee Cam-
paign," to raise food, clothing, etc. for
the Negroes in Fayette and Haywood
counties, Tennessee.
Approved: Permanent recognition of
the John Barton Walgamot Society.
Permanent recognition of the Michigan
Forensic Guild.
Approved: A change in the Agenda
Approved: The name of the present
International Committee changed to
the International Affairs Committee.
Approved: Student Government
Council mandates its Exec. Vice-Prest-
dent to communicate with Prof. Ted
Newcomb of the Sociology Dept. re-
garding his projected study of univer-
sity students.
Approved: A questionnaire to be sent
to the Lecture Committee concerning
its policies and procedures in approv-
ing speakers.
Events Friday
Psychology Colloquium: "Instrumen-
tal Conditioning of the Eyelid Re-
sponse-Puff, Pain, and Pleasure" will
be discussed by Isidore Gormezano,
Ass't. Prof., University of Indiana on
Fri., Jan. 13 at 4:15 p.m. in Aud. B.
'Coffee at 3:45 pm. In Coffee Lounge,
Mason Hall.
Combined Concert: The University of
Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Sym-
phony Band and Choir will present a
concert in connection with the Mid--
western Conference on School Vocal

Force Base, Michigan. The Army will
recruit teachers for their schools over-
seas on February 3, 4 and 5. These in-
terviews will take place at the Em-
ployment Security Commission Com-
mercial and Professional Office, 7310
Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan.
For advance information and appoint-
ments contact U.S. Army Engineer Dis-
trict, P.O. Box 1027, Detroit 31, Mich.
For additional information contact
Mrs. Flynn, Bureau of Appointments,
3528 Admin. Bldg., NO 3-1511, Ext. 489.
Howard Miller Clock Co., Zeeland,
Mich.-Instructor-supervisor in Wood-
working Div. Prefer Industrial Arts
Educ. grad with training in woodwork-
Mgmt. Consulting Firm, Detroit --
Electrical Sales TRAINEE for client
firm (fire insulating machinery). Trav-
el in U.S. & abroad as Tech. Sales
Rep. after 3 mos. initial training.
B.S.E.E. No sales exper. required.
W. R. Grace & Co., Dewey & Any
Chem. Div., Cambridge, Mass.--Several
openings for grad (B.S., M.S.) chem-
ists, engineers (Ch.E., allied fields) in
Res., Mfg., Engrg., Sales. Also Sales
Mgmt., Finance, Mkt. Research, for
grads in Bus. Ad., Econ. Locations
4hroughout U.S. and overseas.
N.Y. State Civil Service-Grad. engi-
neers, librarians, dental hygienists,
bacteriologists, occupational thera-
pists, etc. Applications MUST BE
FILED BY FEB. 20 for Mar. 25 Exam."
Opportunity for grad. training In Oc-
cup._T erapy. N.Y. state residence not.

4021 Admin., Ext. 3371 for further in-
American Students Information Serv-
ice-Paul F. Krynicki will talk to in-
terested students TODAY concerning
summer work in Europe.
Camp Walden, Mich.-Neil Schechter
interviewing Tues., Jan. 17.
Birch Trails Camp, Wis. (girls' camp)
-Jerry Baer interviewing Thurs., Jan.
The Old Club, Sans Souci, Mich. -
Wants 2 CHINESE girls for resort
Summer Plcement Service is open
Mon. through Thurs. from 1:30 to 4:55
p.m. and Fri. all day, Rpoom D528 SAB.
The following part-time jobs are
available. Applications for these jobs
can be made in the Non-Academic
Personnel Office Room 1020 Adminis-
tration Building, during the following
hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00
a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Employers desirous of hiring part-
time or temporary employees should
contact Bill Wenrich, Part-time Em-
ployment Interviewer, at Normandy
3-1511, extension 2939.
Students desiring .miscellaneous jobs
should consult the bulletin board in
Room 1020, daily
3-Bus Drivers (must be free Monday-

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