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Seventy-Second Year
Where Opinions Are Free STUDENT PUBLICATIONS BLDG. * ANN ARBOR, MICH. * Phone NO 2-3241
Truth Will Prevail"°
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.

DAY, MARCH 6, 1962,


Uiversi Soft Sell'
Should Become Crash Program

'HE UNIVERSITY has embarked on a rather
unexplored new course: it is currently "sell-
" the people of Michigan on the idea of
ality education-a formidable task.t
['hings have come to a sorry state when
e of the greatest universities in the world
tst get up its own medicine show in a
ck-handed appeal for mass support, but this
iversity currently finds itself competing for
public dollar with the professional sales-
n for welfare and mental health cases.
And although the most important cause
long these three should be obvious, there
:ms to be some doubt in Lansing.
We cannot blame the legislators, however.
ey are extremely sensitive to the whims of
e electorate (who also pay the taxes). If they
nse the tide favors support, or say, profes-
nal welfare cases, it is there the money
.1 flow.
NIVERSITY OFFICIALS are currently tour-
ing the state, putting on their program
ierever people will listen. Through a slide
>gram and the film "The Idea of Michigan,"
>duced by the Television Center, the current
uation of the University is demonstrated to
imni andfriends of the University.
It is not 'unlike the travelling shows' of the
ys of yore except that the appeal is indirect.
is aimed at generating support among the
ctorate to pressure the legislators to. ap-
>priate more money for higher education.
e tactics are similar to those of the welfare
osters, only slightly more refined.
Director for University Relations Michael
dock calls his program the "soft sell": ap-
aling for support without asking for funds.
t this won't be enough.
'HE SITUATION is similar to that which
existed earlier in the decade, when the
tional Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
s faced with the task of raising the stag-
ring millions it would take to finance the
aal research toward an anti-polio vaccine.
The March of Dimes put on a crash pro-.
am the like of which the nation had never

experienced before. Dimes chairmen aimed
every possible appeal at the hearts of all
Am'ericans. They pleaded for every cent that
could possibly be spared to "combat the most
wicked and merciless killer." They portrayed
countless children crippled for life because
research hadn't found a preventative for polio-
myleitus. And their tactics were severely cri-
THE UNIVERSITY faces much the same
problem. Only the advsaries are different.
The ,University must combat the professional
supporters of welfare, highways and mental
health, who say that education has enough
money. To do this the University must put on
a "crash program," for the cause of education
is just, and the people will not realize it unless
they are told.
True, the University is "telling" them now.
But what good is a statistic on teacher's sal-
aries against a moving plea for, say, mental
health. Perhaps, one tasks their brain power,
but the other grips their hearts. It would be
better for the University to portray children
outside the gates of knowledge wishing they
could get it. It would be better to portray
the youngster whose world is shattered because
he can't get into college, or, worse still, be-
cause it costs too much money.
This is dramatic, and the people love drama.
The March of Dimes' campaign fairly dripped
with pathos but the money poured in. The
result was successful; no one will deny that.
The tactics were criticized but the cause was
WHEN YOU STOP to think about it, however,
education is more important than all the
vaccines in the world. But how many people
stop to think about it? How many workers on
the River Rouge assembly line realize it? How,
many farmers way out in Reed City even care?
Their number is small. But just as with the
polio vaccine, they can be made to care. Just
as the nation opened its purse to conquer
polio, .so will it open its purse to further
education-if it is presented to them right.
,The University needs a crash program. Some-
thing that will jolt the people of Michigan
from their complacency. The word must be
carried right down to the last pipefitter and
tool-and-die maker. The soft sell will not
reach this group. They will not feel right
coming to a luncheon with industrialists land
politicians to hear President Hatcher extoll
the virtues of the University.
Yet here are the taxpayers-the forgotten
little people. Appeal to them; show them the
real crisis that exists; and let them decide. If
the cause of education is just, they will re-

"Haven't We Got Enough Problems To Be Solved;
Right Here On Earth?"

Union Series- presented a new
virtuoso conductor and a well-
disciplined orchestra to Ann .Arbor
in the persons of Stanislaw Skro-
waczewski and the Minr ieapolis
Symphony Orchestra. The per-
formance was of excellent quality,
and there was also good balance
in selection of compositins.
phony No. 35 in D majoir (Haff-,
ner), contained excellei nt string
sound, controlled within a precise
rhythmic framework, theft neither
exaggerated nor underpla:;ed Mo-
zart's easy-flowing thornes and
passage work.
Previous Minneapolis conductors.
have not derived such clean-cut
lines from the strings (.a must for
Mozart). However, S'Arowaczew-
ski's clean classic lines of inter-
pretation suffered slig htly from
overplay in dynamic, contrasts,
noticable in the Andeknte 'move-
ment. His range of d ynamics in-
cluded forte and pla-no, but rela-
tively little in betwv.en. The con-,
ductor's precise rhythmic move-
ments evoked an especially en-
joyable Menuetto and concluding
* * *
the Concerto for .Orchestra, by
modern Polish composer Witold,
Lutoslawski, allowe.id a full display
of Skrowaczewski;s conducting

technique which highlighted the
Concerto's strong rhythmic drive
and colorful orchestration. At first
hearing, the Concerto seemed as if
the composer was groping for a
form suitable to his musical ideas.
The profusion of melodic ma-
terial was shakily held together by
pedal-points, return of motives,
and tonal aiming points in an
unconvincing formal logic. Struc-
tural weaknesses were counter-
balanced by the brilliant orches-
tral effects that Lutoslawski un-
doubtedly learned from one of his
teachers, the great orchestral col-
orist Rimsky-Korsakov.
, , *
SCHUMANN's Symphony No. 2
in C major (Opus 61), performed
after intermission, furnished a
nineteenth century work to round
out the program. The symphony
unfolded with a maturity that
was not present in the two pre-
vious compositions, a difficult
achievement for a conductor of
38 with a symphony so suscept-
ible to over-sentimentality. Skro-
waczewski handled the formal and
rhythmic elecents in a straight-
forward, energetic manner.
* * *
AN ENCORE from the Firebird
Suite by Stravinsky again illus-
trated the brilliant training and
ability of the conductor. It is to
the credit of the Minneapolis Sym-
phony Orchestra and it new con-
ductor that they continually per-
form unusual modern works and
welcome interpretations of older
works such as the rarely performed
second symphony by Schumann.
Mark up another successful con-
cert in a season of outstanding
--Delmer Rogers

Mineap30is Superb,
Program alanced




Nuclear Test Resumption Just, Wise


)HN BOYDEN, a London industrialist, sug-
gests that British women go on a "love
ike" to force their husbands to join a ban-
e-bomb movement. But Dr. Keith Cameron,
ndon psychologist, says that if wives go
ead with this "dangerous idea," they could
more harm than a nuclear bomb.
Dr. Cameron is right. Better wed than red.

To the Editor:'
in The Daily, the more dis-
gusted I become with some of
my fellow liberals. Sunday's issue
turned my disgust to nausea. Edi-
torialists Martha MacNeal and
Pat Golden seem so convinced of
the utter correctness of their own
positions that reality is obviously
immaterial to them. While I re-
spect their views and uphold their
right to express them, I feel that.
it is unfortunate that their elo-
quence is not matched by their
President Kennedy's decision to
resume nuclear testing in the at-
mosphere is both justified and
wise. Those who are crying over
this decision should dry their eyes
just long enough to be able to
see things in the proper perspec-
tive. Miss MacNeal's statement
that "If we want to, win the
peoples of the world to demo-
cracy, we must first insure that
those people will exist in a co-
hesive society" could best have
ended with a period after "exist."
Let the small nations and the
neutral nations of the world of
whose opinions Miss MacNeal is
so worried, remember that they
are free, and can afford to be
neutral only because the United
States is strong, and only so long
as the United States maintains its
strength and freedom. Let them
remember that they have a forum
for their "world opinion" only be-
cause of the United Nations, and
that the United Nations can exist
only so long as the United States
grants it support.
THE POSSIBILITY of war exists
and the horror of war today is
unbelievably frightening. So long
as this possibility exists the
United States must be prepared to
deter the commencement of that
war, or failing this, to prosecute
a speedy victory. If the arsenal
of democracy contains only weap-
ons whose horror would prevent
their use they are in effect use-
less, and we can use them neither
to deter nor to win a war.
We could never build enough
fallout shelters to protect us from
radiation, but we can build bombs
which result in little or no fall-
out. For this, testing is essential.
The bombs which the United
States plans to test at this time

are designed to produce as little
fallout as possible.
Let those who will criticize the
United States remember that when
the United States had a complete
monopoly on nuclear weapons we
proposed to turn this power over
to an international agency under,
international control. Where was
"world opinion'; them? How many
"peace marchers" did that deci-
sion arouse? The United States
has always stood ready to ban
nuclear weapons and tests under
a system of legitimate controls.
I hope that the time is not too
distant when those who say "The
United States has just muffed
another of its many chances to
take a real initiative towards ueace
and human welfare in the eyes
of the whole world" will come
to realize thata strong America is
more effective in protecting peace
'than a febble "world opinion"
which failed in Korea, Hungary,
Berlin and Goa.
-Howard R. Lurie, '63L
Crooked ick.. .
To the Editor:
MISS MacNEAL'S provocative,
and, for the most part, clearly
reasoned argument in Sunday's
lead editorial emphasized a valid
point a bit out of perspective.
The proverb that to straighten a
crooked stick one must bend it the
other way is well taken in any
opposition to "the insanity of the
arms race." But a stick will break
or merely vary its perverted form
if bent the other way ruthlessly
and without'prudence.
I amnot sure that the tone of
such unreserved statements as,
... John Kennedy.. . has given
his approval," to ". . . the greatest
act of tyranny the world has ever
known," although admittedly ef-
fecting needed shock, provides the
wisest way of furthering the cause
of disarmament.
-Ron Newman, '63
Testing and Reason ..
To the Editor:
THE COMPLEX problems raised
by nuclear testing and the arms
race certainly merit careful and
serious discussion in the daily
press, but contributions such as
that of Miss; MacNeal (in Sun-
day's Daily) add little but con-
fusion to the issue. The decision

which the President made was to
resume atmospheric testing of nu-
clear weapons; the decision was
not to annihilate the people of the
world in nuclear warfare. The'
growing tendency to conclude that
the former will necessarily lead
to the latter must be based on
emotion rather than reason.
Our decision to renew testing
in the atmosphere was largely
based on the need to test out many
of the developments in 'nuclear
weaponry that we have made in
the last three years, particularly
in light of the considerable tech-
nical progress made by the Soviet
Union during this period. Now two
arguments might be readily made
against resumption of atmos-
pheric testing by the United States
at this time. First that more test-
ing will add to the amount of
harmful radioactive fallout in the
atmosphere. According to the
President, the increase in total,
fallout in the atmosphere due; to
these tests will be slight.
raised by Miss MacNeal) centers
around the idea that an announce-
ment that the United States would
not renew testing, as did the
Soviet Union in Sept. of 1961,
"would have given us the propa-
ganda advantage which we have
not had in along,-long time."
In the first place,i United States
foreign policy will always be wishy-
washy and ineffective if it is con-
tinually dictated -by what we think
other countries will think of our
In the second place, the Soviet'
Union rather than the United
States has been the villain" in
most of the major incidents of the
Cold War. If one nation were to
be severely castigated in the eyes
of the world for resumption of
nuclear testing, then it should
have been the Soviets for break-
ing the moratorium last fall. In-
deed, if the uncommitted nations
of the world were won over neces-
sarily by the power that made the
most gestures toward peace and
the least toward war, then demo-
cracy rather than Communism
should have spread over large
areas of the globe during the past
In the third place, most realistic
nations of the free world will sup-
port our resumption of testing,
knowing that they are consider-

ably dependent on the military
strength of this #country for their,
long-range survi'val.
The latter part of Miss Mac-
Neal's editorial reeks with the
foggy and illogic al notion that the
arms race woulid somehow be ef-
fectively contrc lled or ended if
only we hadn't started setting off
those bombs aigain. What Presi-
dent Kennedy should have said
that "would .have changed tne
course of history on this planet"
we aren't told. But if the United
States were to stop testing, start
disarming, arid/ "ban 'the Bomb"
unilaterally at this time, it would
truly end the arms race-for, like
in any race ilt one side stops while
the other kE0eps running, victory
is assured to the latter.
--John D. Stark, '62E
Defeat ...
To the Editor:
not hs,ve- to waste many more
words trying to. convince most
Americans that you're "Better Red
than dea." The majority have
succumbed. I suppose she hasn'tf
listened .to bull sessions where
boys try bo rack their brains think-
ing of w'ays to avoid the draft. I
suppose she hasn't noticed the
softening of character of those
who would rather take refuge in
the reactionary hole - in - the -
ground views of extretists than
accepting realistically the problems
of world cooperation. I suppose
she hasn't noticed the growing
lack of independence and individ-
uality among the youth who are
afraid they might miss what to
them is security in the form of
three; meals a day and clean
No, Miss MacNeal, you don't
have to worry. As long as Ameri-
cang boys are learning to content
thernselves with proving their
strength 'and manliness only
through sex; as long as the
mo thers who once cried to see
their sons go off to war are
firially winning and keeping them
home, spiritually, at least; as
long as we become content with
doing just what everyone tells us
to do, you won't have to worry.
We're getting rusty, Miss Mac-
Neal. We're getting apathetic, and
-what's worse, nobody gives 'a
-Miriam Dann, '64

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partment Office by Tues. noon, March
The University of Michigan Blood
Bank Association, in cooperation with
the American Red Cross, will have its
regular Blood Bank Clinic on March
28, 1962. The Clinic hours are 10:00
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 to 3:30
p.m. Any full-time or part-timre reg-
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University interested in becoming a
member or renewing his membership
should contact the Personnel Office,
1028 Administration Bldg., Extension
French and German Screening Exajni-
nations: The screening examirations in
French and German for doctoral can-
didates will be administered on Tues.,
March 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Aud.
C, Angell Hall.
Doctoral candidates must pass this
screening examination before taking the
written test in French or German.
Foreign Visitors
Following are the foreign visitors who
will be on the campus this week on
the dates indicated.
Program arrangements are being made
by the International Center: Mrs. Clif-
ford R. Miller.
Santiago Friedman, Director, Comput-
ing Center of the Faculty of Physics,
Sciences & Mathematics, Unic. of Chile,
Santiago, Chile, Mar. 10-15.
Plutorco Herdolza, Quito, Ecuador,
Mar. 11-14.
Ahmad Makki, Prof. of Arab Litera-
ture, Lemanese Univ., Beirut, Lebanon,
Mar. 11-17.
Events Tuesday
Seminar on the United Nations Uni-
versity: Eighth session. "Location." Dis-
cussants: Dr. Richard D. Ahern, archi-
tect and urban design consultant; Peter
Newman, Prof. of Economics. 7:30 p.m.,
3532 SAB, Tues., March 6.
Graph Theory seminar: Tues., March
6, at 3 p.m. in 2050 Mason Hall. Prof.
Frank Harary will report 'on "Aspects
de la notion de dualite en theorie des
graphes" by de Ghellinck.
(Continued on Page 8)


Local Theatre's Shot in the Arm

THE UNIVERSITe'S Professional Theatre
Program has taken another giant :step
oward making Ann Arbor the Cultural as
well as Research Center of the Midwest.'
With the signing of a resident company
or next season, the University has gone past
ny other university's professional program. It
ills an expanding gap in Ann Arbor theatre.
The Association of Producing Artists is an
vant-garde, experimenttal repertoire group'
vhich contains its own actors, directors and
echnicians. It is the fifth part of the program's
1) - The Great Star series, scheduled to
eature such theatre notables as Dame Judith
Anderson, Helen Hayes, Maurice Evans and
Charles Laughton all in the same season. Not
even on Broadway have all four been set for
he same season.
2) A lecture series is being planned in which
eading Broadway designers, critics, directors,
producers and playwrights will talk to students,
aculty andrcommunity residents on contem-
porary theatre problems.
3) The American premiere of "The Ides of
March" by Jerome Kilty, based on the novel
by Thorton Wilder, has been arranged for
performance here by the Program, headed by
Prof. Robert C. Schnitzer.
4) The Program is reading scripts by young
American dramatists, looking for one to pro-
iuce with the playwright in residence.
5) The signing of the APA.
THE UNIVERSITY has a long tradition of
theatre with such projects as Drama Season,
Platform Attractions and even University
Players and Playbill. However, in recent seasons
the quality of Draina Season has steadily
:eclined into the unspectacular production of
Editorial Staff
City Editor Editorial Director
SUSAN FARRELL ................Personnel Director
PETER STUART .................Magazine Editor
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purely commercial plays. The APA gives Ann
Arbor the chance to re-establish itself as a
center of good experimental theatre.
The local drama scene will also benefit from
a new group of graduate fellowships which
will allow select students to appear with the
professional company in minor roles as part
of the training for advanced degrees.
THE STATE OF MICHIGAN will be enhanc,
ed, and not Just by the spreading of the
"image" of Ann Arbor. The professional com-
pany will tour the state twice a year and
carry what will hopefully be good drama ano
good theatre.
The APA offers a chance for the establish-
ment of good experimental theatre outside
New York. The Ann Arbor audiences are
intelligent and alert, and don't want to be
fed the traditional Broadway commercial pro-
ductions. It is possible to present new ideas as
well as new methods. This is a great chance
for a unique cult'ural phenomena to be brought
to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the American
ABOUT A YEAR AGO-give or take a week
or so-President John F. Kennedy-newly-
installed-took full charge of the United States.
This is how things stood elsewhere in the
The Communist Pathet Lao was then behind
the line beyond which Kennedy had pledged
they would not advance.
Germans moved freely between East and
West Berlin as'per the armistice agreement.
Communist Outer Mongolia was not a mem-
ber of the United Nations, and thus unable to
complement the Soviet' bloc's stalling tactics.
The federal budget showed a $1 billion
American army reserves were not wasting
time on active duty, due to an imminent crisis
that never materialized.
America had not bungled what should have
been an easy invasion of Communist Cuba.


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