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"Let's Brush Up On These Early Chapters Again"

4r mtorhigan tly
Seventy-First Year
rials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.

Folk Songs Sparkle
Even After 4 Hours
ERIC DARLING SAYS that folk music appeals because each person
thinks he can do better.
That is about what happened at the four hour, 16 act Folklore
Society hootenanny Saturday night. Each performer did better than
the last, culminating in an impromptu blues session by professionals
Bill McAdoo, Frank Hamilton and Jack Elliott.
Bill Roberts of Detroit and Ricky Sherover of Indiana University;
and Perry Lederman; Mike Sherker, Nick Gravenites and Paul Butter-
field of Chicago sparked the evening with real talent.
Perry Ledermen's instrumentation has improved even more in
Berkeley. His "Christmas Carol Medly" was difficult and excellently

APRIL 25, 1961


Michigan State Disregards
Deinition of a University

PHE PAST, definitions of a university
re always included a concept of evolution:
versity is 'constantly maturing and im-
ig, moving closer to ever unreachable
s axiom of higher education (held even,
generally as a rule of life by many) went
allenged until last week. Then our neigh-
o the northwest, Michigan State Univer-
announced that it had "just about reached
evel we should" and froze admission
ards for a four year period.
s means that high school seniors In
will need only the same degree of educa-
achievement that is required of their
erpaits today to enter MSU.
is the MSU freshmen classes will change
ility only so much as their high schools
ve. Judging from past experiences, this
)vement will be slight indeed.
announcing this new admissions policy,
is claiming that a university has a right,
,ps a duty, to cease its development at
ivenient academic level.
this level is anywhere below the maximum
cable one, which no college or university,
laims, a great injustice will be done to
tate and the nation.
U's rationalization for this is twofold:.
sure anxious parents that their children
get into some college and to provide for
numbers of freshmen.
ile it is a praiseworthy, humane act to
ve the burden of worry from Michigan

parents, more important concerns arise when
a frozen standard of acceptance is adopted. ~
How will the university differentiate between
two students who apply when there is room for
only one? Will date of application be a more
deciding factor than intellectual competence
once a minimum level has been reached? What
becomes of the brilliant, but bored student
who doesn't "get the grades" or is especially
strong in one area, but not in all? Has com-
prehension of the unknown reached such an
impassable point that human knowledge wil
never become more complex or difficult than
it is now?
As for the desire to enlarge its enrollment,
MSU must once again be congratulated. for a
noble attempt which still needs more thought.
Increase in students is not laudable in itself,
as MSU may think, but only as it allows the
greatest numbers to achieve the best possible
education. Such an education is impossible at
an institution which is self-satisfied and un-
willing to become more rigorous.
The more widespread and deeper the edu-
cation that all our citizens receive, the better
equipped they will be to face the growing
complexities of our scientific and political
societies. Thus a move to make education more
universal is a good one, if we can secure a
high level of instruction at the same time.
The universality which MSU seeks to offer
must be linked with enrichment if the optimum
educational advance is to be achieved. At the
very least, one hopes that MSU will be able
to maintain the degree of quality it has 'al-
ready reached.
If significant jumps in enrollment are ex-
pected, increased faculty and facilities must
follow. So far MSU has unfortunately not
indicated any proposed growth of teaching
staff or physical plant.. Its solution appears to
be the artifical, vapid and erroding devices
of crowding more students into already bulging
classrooms and providing closed circuit tele-
vision instruction.
Observing the -immobility MSU is casting
:upon itself, it is difficult to see anything but
a glorification of the academic status quo
which eventually only masquerades a decaying

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*Are There Limits?


KOCH, FIRED from his job at the
niversity of Illinois for his views on
arital sex, has finally solved the problem.
eedom of speech. He," and some of his
gues, are going to vorm their own univer-
next fall where faculty members them-
will serve as administrators.
,demic freedom in America must indeed
a sorry state When one must go to such
is just to be intellectually honest.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Following are
the statements of John A. Hannah,
president of Michiban State Univer-
sity, and Leo Koch who recently
gave an address at MSU endorsing
pre-martal sexu relations. Koch
was a professor 1i the botany de-
partment at the University of Illi-
nois before his dismissal last
President Hannah
AMONG THE responsibilities en-
trusted to a university by so-
ciety is that of defending certain
values, among them academic
freedom and freedom of speech.
Tradition and practice have grad-
ually defined the areas within
which they may and should be
But a university has a respon-
sibility, to preserve the values of

society as well, and among these
is the right of a society to defend
We are confronted with a diffi-
cult situation, presented by the
appearance on this campus of Dr.
Leo Koch at the invitation of the
Teachers Union and three ,stu-
dent groups.
IN HIS PUBLIC addresses, he
has reportedly attacked present-
day methods and procedures in
higher education, and this' he is
free to do, even though he is not
recognized as an authority on the
subject. Press reports are that in
Thursday's lecture, he went be-
yond this area, however, and at-
tacked the moral standards held
by a great majority of the Ameri-

hat Can Be Done with Eichmann?

THE EICHMANN trial wears on and the
world's newspaper, radio and television
ence becomes increasingly nauseated with
unbelievable profusion of horror stories
nating from the holy city, questions about
el's right to try the mass murderer and
motive for doing so have largely faded
of the picture.
hese facts are taken for granted, and the
desire now is to see the trial end. But
will it end? What is to be done with the
rminator of\ six million human beings?
here are three possibilities, as we see it:
him free, execute him, or sentence him to
imprisonment. To turn a mass murderer
after -you have gone to such lengths to


:E ISSUE OF a raise in residence halls
oom and board fees has been met unfairly
he University.
niversity administrators claim they can
tell until late May whether or not a fee
t is needed or how much it might be. Yet
alerted their residence hall staff a month
to expect such a raise and to seek for
,ns to minimize it.
y the time that late May arrives, students
rning to dormitories and quadrangles for
her year will have already signed rooming
racts and left the University a $50 deposit.
hmen planning to enter the University in
;ember will have to submit a similar room
sit as well as an advance on tuition.
:US THE UNIVERSITY will be asking over.
,000 students to pledge now that they will
in a residence hall without knowing how
h it is going to cost them.
ondering about the amount a room and
'd fee is liable to go up while a tuition
ease still looms in its shadowy (though
kely) corner can severely frustrate an
ergraduate's financial planning. For many,
eases in both areas would be inability to
rid the University during the coming year.
he University has the obligation to make
wn to the student as much as possible about
required payments for education and living
the campus. Certainly a more definite
.d on dormitory fees can be made at this
when one considers the precarious state
tudent finances.

capture and amass evidence against him is an
absurd" idea.
EXECUTE THE former S.S colonel ac-
complishes nothing. It only adds one more
life to the total taken in a cold-blooded cal-
culated manner. No one could possibly argue
that one man's dying will pay for or make
up for six million deaths. The purposeful tak-
ing of another's life, for any reason whatso-
ever shy of self defense, is not within the
bounds of moral human conduct, particularly
if Israel is acting as spokesman for the Jewish
people who are sworn to uphold the command,
ment "thou shalt not kill" as well as the
biblical injunction to turn the other cheek.
Furthermore, killing Eichmann to make him
pay for his crime is implying that such a crime
can be paid for, and this implication is in-
excusable. Israel's position should be clear if
we remember that the state' dropped capital
punishment for murder in 1954, 'and if one
abandons capital punishment on principle,
one is not permitted 'by these principles to.
make exceptions.
The third alternative, keeping Eichmann in
prison until he dies a natural death is prob-
ably the least untenable of the possibilities..
Some say that this would be the cruelest
punishment for Eichmann would have to live
with the enormity of his guilt constantly
pressing upon his conscience. The war criminal
has not, however, indicated any remorse or
made any public statement of guilt feeling.
'Those who have interviewed him report they
have seen no marks of a shameracked man. If
Eichmann has not yet felt the impact of con-
science, it is dubious that the trial will bring
it home to him.
A LIFE IN a Jerusalem prison sustained by
Israeli food and protected by Israeli police,
many of whose relatives were probably Eich-
mann victims seems the only answer for him.
It is an ironic joke on Israel, yet it is the
only moral action the Israeli -government can
take at this point.

To the Editor:
MR HARRAH'S editorial in Fri-
day's Daily on "What is a
Liberal" would be a nice bit of
sarcasm and irony but for the
fact that it was probably written
sincerely. Mr. Harrah in his ar-
ticle promotes selfishness and
naively believes that "one's best
interest" must necessarily be in
conflict with community and pub-
lic interests. Isn't it conceivable
that if a person's community is
improved, he too benefits?
A liberal is not a person imbued
with a great sense of equality or
superficial compassion. True, he
has a reverent regard for his fel-
low mar, but can this be wrong?
'he equalities a liberal fights for
are equalities of human and civil
rights and opportunity. The idea
that .everyone must receive the
"same share regardless of effort"
is a naive argument used by con-
servatives and opponents of pub-
lic good. A liberal works for a de-
cent standard of living for all, not
necessarily an equal share of the
national wealth.
A person cannot, as Harrah im-
plies, make his own independent
way in 'the world. Whatever he

Hits Concept of 'Liberal'

has, he owes to his society in ad-
dition to his own prowess. in our
society, a person can be successful,
(success equals material gain in
Mr. Harrah's language) onlyf by
the aid given him by many people
and at the involuntary expense of
many people.
MR. HARILAH seems to think
that an entrepeneur has perfect
"freedom" to deal with his em-
ployees as if they were- machines.
But they are not machines, they
are men; men with lives and fam-
ilies. You cannot replace a man
like you can a machine.
The idea that there is some
higher and more worthy goal in
life than self interest is obviously
foreign to a "conservative" like
Mr. Harrah.
As man becomes civilized, he
cooperates with his fellows. He no
longer fights for his own survival
in a dark jungle but rather he
works with hisfellows, not against
them, to improve the lot of every-
one. A person who works for the
betterment of all people, a person
who can cooperate instead of com-.
pete-this person is to be admired
and not sneered at.
-Carl Goldberg, '63

can people, and ridiculed the con-
cept of the sanctity of marriage
and the integrity or the home.
The preservation of our social
system and our form of govern-
ment depends to a great degree
on the integrity of the family and
the sanctity of the marriage vow.
Any attack upon them is an at-
tack against one of the strongest
bulwarks of our social system.
While Michigan State Univer-
sity cannot reasonably be held
responsible for what every speakerr
on its campus may say, in this
instance it must specifizally dis-
avow Dr. Koch's comments and
dissassociate itself from his point
of view.
The University considers such
views to be repugnant, in bad
taste, and inimical to the best in-,
terests of the society it serves.
Koch's Rebuttal:
Michigan State University ap-
Oarently believes in academic free-
dom but does not practice it.
Whereas in his capacity as a
citizen he has complete freedom
to criticise my views of academic
freedom, or of sexual morality,
and I would welcome an oportun-
ity to debate them, it seems to me
that his limited view of the scope
of academic freedom Is incon-
sistent with the ideals generally,
accepted by scientists and scholars:
I hope that university presidents
might realize that the future se-
curity and. growth of any demo-
cratic society depends primarily
on the intellectual honesty and
integrity of its leaders and es-
pecially so on the leaders- of its
educational institutions.
It would seem to me that any
discussion of important issues
should be directed toward the
issues themselves rather than to-
wards the emotional state of cer-
tain individuals.
By avoiding' the issues and re-
ferring to my views as "repug-
,nant, in bad taste, and inimical
to the best interests of the so-
ciety," President Hannah has.
aligned himself with the forces of
reaction rather than with those
of education.

done and his foray into rock 'n
roll provided good comic relief.
Miss Sherover's clear voice was
bieautiful to hear and her instru-
mental performance matched it.
BILL ROBERTS, singing of
"Burglar Man" and "Hey Joe,"
was lively and technically perfect.
In addition, the songs were fresh
and new.
Mike Sherker with a new and
better banjo was his lively self.
Difficult word sequences are play
to him and his "Ban the Bomb"
brings to America a good mate to
"Trafalger Square."
Gravenites and Butterfield are
bluesmen of the first wail. They
called annencoreowith their
"Wine." If one did not believe that
full orchestra effect blues could
be achieved by a harmonica and
a guitar, the proof was given
Saturday night.
Dick Scheimer and Bob Mc-
Allen of Michigan State Univer-
sity played well in their first pub-
lic performance as a duet. After
a slow rendition of "Tarrytown,,
they displayed a distant quality
in their harmony in "Jamaica
Farewell" and drew an encore
with "You Belong to My Heart."
* ,' C -
BY FAR THE best number was
Bill McAdoo's original "Walk on
Alabama" written during the
Montgomery bus boycott. It was
lively, had a message and was
sung with vigor. McAdoo's "Train
Song" was beautiful and haunting.
Karen Baker of Wayne State
University almost matched Joan
Baez with "Don't Sing Love
Songs" and her clear voice gave
"Oysters" a light, lilting quality.
The real beauty of folk music
was demonstrated in the final ses-
sion with Hamilton, McAdoo and
Elliot. The masters of guitar were
almost lost in the companionship
of good music. The impf'omptu
verses were so corny, they were
actually good.
--Caroline Dow
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to transfer to the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts, School of Educa-
tion, School of Music, School of Nurs-
ing, College of Architecture and Design,
or the College of Pharmacy in Septem-
her 1961 from another campus should
come to the Office of Admissions, 1524
Admin. Bldg., immediately to make ap-
plication for transfer.
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All requirements for the teacher's cer-
tificate must be Completed by May 12th.
These requirements include the teach-
er's oath, the health statement, and the
Bureau of Appointments material. The
oath should be taken as soon as possible
in room 1439'U.E.S..
Class of 1961: Caps and gowns for
graduation may be rented ,through
Moe's Sport Shop, 711 North University,
Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m.
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be withheld until the approval has be-
come effective. ,
May 11 Michigan Union, "Poetry
Reading Hour," speaker J C. Kennedy
and :others, UGLib., 7:30 pm.
Agenda: Student Government Coun-
(Continued on Page 5)

the famed ConceIrtgebouw Or-
chestra of Amsterdam proved to
be the highlight of this year'
varied subscription series concerts
at Hill Auditorium. Few audiences
have given more rapt attention
during a performance, and few
have shown the applaudigappre-
ciation given Sunday night to this
orchestral group.
The program was both varied
and interesting. The orchestra
opened with the symphonic poem
"Don Juan" by Richard Strauss.
It depicts not only Strauss con-
version to the' school of epre-
sionism, but also the growing at-
tempt of late nineteenth century
composers to record in music their
impressions from without.
* * *
evening proved to be- an exciting
introduction to contemporary
Dutch music. Marius Flothuis,
present at the concert, is a recog-
nized music critic and composer
who seems to have struck a happy
medium between romantacism and
the modern idiom in his "Sym-
phonic Music".
It is a full four movement sym-
phonic work opening with a slow
kettle" drum rhythm which r-
reats itself intermittently through-
out the composition. The work is
definitely lyrical inrnature, mo
igat times. toward a grwing;.
crescendo, but never reaching the
plateau of contemporay never-
never land.
performed the Beethoven "Eroica"
Symphony. While the tempo was
somewhat relaxed by present day
standards, the work remained
strong and distinct, never becom-
Ing sluggish or tiresome. It was
in this readingr' that one ,became
definiely impressed with the_
strength and unity of the string
It was a pleasure to hear this
great orchestral group once again.
One became particularly enthral-
led in watching conductor Eugen
Jochum tactfully guide his sym-
phony through its repertory.
It seemed at times as if he
were tapping' each and every note
directly with the controlled beat'
of his baton, for the outcome fi
his effort was the musical voice ,
of a single unit, and not the
sporadic contribution of many in-
dividuals. It is this sound of func-
tional unity and precise musical
structuring that has made the
Concertgebouw Orchestraa re-
spected institution within the mu-
sical world,
'-Roger Wolthuis
War Cr
"The free enterprise system has
been destroyed .. . We emphati-
cally assure those who have been
unjustly dispossessed that all of
their assets will be returned .. .
We shall encourage investment in
private property, both national
and foreign, and we shall give'
complete guarantees to private
enterprise and to private pro-
-Declaration of war
against the Castro regime is-
sued April 8 in New York by
Dr. Jose Miro Cardona for the
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