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Musician Discusses Expression in Jazz

Jazz, one of the most talked
about and least understood forms
of musical expression today, should
be a sincere effort on the part of
the musician to "communicate"
with the listener, Omar Clay, '61M,
Clay and his trio recently won
honors as the best combo at the
Collegiate Jazz Festival, held at
the University of Notre Dame.
The trio, which has been to-
gether since last December, con-
sists of Bob James, '61M, pianist;
John- Clark, '62, bass; and Clay,
"Jazz today is highly commer-
cialized. As a result, people can no
longer tell the difference between
good and bad jazz," Clay com-
"Most people just don't spend
enough time listening to jazz to
find out what it really is."
Is there a definite., distinction
between good and bad jazz? Clay
believes it is a vague one and one
that can be felt rather than ex-
pressed in words.
Defines Elements
"But, if I had to define good
jazz, I would base it on the three
elements of jazz-the music it-
self, the capabilities of the musi-
cians and their sincerityof ex-
pression. All of these are equally
important-no one can make good
jazz without all three of them."
Clay questions the sincerity of
expression of some of the more
popular folk song musicians.
"Groups like the Kingston Trio are
selling many records, but them
seem to be expressing only what
they think the audience wants."
It is not that the desires of the
'audience aren't important, but


that the audience should be ready
to receive whatever sincere music
the performers play.
Sincere Basis
"Of course, sincerity alone can-
not be the basis for good jazz. But
since jazz, more than any other
form of musical expression, ex-
poses the personality of the indi-
vidual or group, it is certainly an
important element," he observes.
Clay and James, who often write
their own music, believe in being
as original as possible. "We don't
want to be radical just for the
sake of being radical but we do
feel that we have something new
to offer musically and we attempt
to put our feelings across to the
audience through our composi-
"Our biggest problem, and prob-
ably the problem encountered by
many jazz groups, is trying to
Mueller Song'
To Publicize
Mih'Michlgan Marching Forward,"
a marching song written by Prof.
Florian F. Mueller of the Univer-
sity music school, will be used to
help publicize Michigan Week,
May 21-27, throughout the state.
The song has been recorded by
the Michigan Marching Band. The
other side of the record has "My
Michigan," a song written by..
Orien Daily, also of the Univer-
sity music school and' sung by
the all-state choir of Interlochen.

avoid having our music sound like
a piano with accompaniment.
"Good jazz requires that all
players be equally important and
consequently we try to give each
musician a chance to solo."
Attaining recognition has been
another, if not a greater, problem
with the trio. In December, shortly
after the group was formed, it was

a runner-up in the Grossingers
Collegiate jazz festival.
As a result of this contest, the
group received an engagement at
a New York night club and a
chance to audition for a national
recording company. Clay hopes
that records will soon be in the
"There is a definite lack of in-
terest in jazz in the Ann Arbor
area, Clay said. "When we were
asked to participate in the Con-
temporary Arts Festival several
weeks ago, we were given no place
to rehearse.
Bad Connotations
It seems that our trio, and pos-
sibly all jazz musicians, must over-
come the bad connotations which
have been connected with this type
of music.
"Jazz has been used so often to
depict the evil things of society-
the crime, dope addiction, juvenile
delinquency-that audiences need
to learn to judge jazz on its own
merits before they can enjoy it
completely," Clay emphasizes.
"After all, jazz is America's first
original contribution to music, de-
spite what the Russians claim, and
as such deserves recognition and
at least tolerance, if not accept-
I ance."

Start Study
Of Hazing
The University of Pennslyvania
yesterday b e g a n investigating
charges that 23 students had been
branded in fraternity hazing.
The branding had been done
with a blunt instrument held over
a pot of flaming denatured alco-
hol, the Daily Pennsylvanian al-
The paper charged that the haz-
ings also included "agonizingly
painful" paddlings and forced
performance of degrading acts.
The article quoted one eyewit-
ness who said pledges were told
they could not enter the frater-
nity house unless they submitted
to the branding.
One pledge reported that "the
blistering from the wound took
about a week to heel and left a
permanent scar," the article said.
"These alleged practices are very
definitely against university regu-
lations and the regulations of all
national fraternities," George Pe-
ters, University of Pennsylvania
dean of men said.
"If the charges can be substan-
tiated, appropriate disciplinary
action wil be taken against any
fraternity involved."

School Coordination Considered

(Continued from Page 1)

"In a developing world of science
and learning," Prof. Chambers ad-
vocates the third plan as the
best. While recognizing that a
"reasonable degree" of statewide
coordination must be achieved and
maintained, universities "may far
better be encouraged to retain
control of their own planning."
"It is of the essence of a univer-
sity that it shall not be controlled
too largely by political authority.
Control of the budget, especially of
a minutely detailed 'line item'
budget, is nothing less than con-
trol of educational policy at the
institutional level-which ought to
be governed by the institution's
trustees or.regents, and the pres-
ident and faculty whom they em-
(Under court interpretations of
the state constitution, the Michi-
gan legislature cannot specify how
its appropriation to the University
may be spent. This power is re-
served for the Regents.)
Discuss Areas
In discussing various methods of
achieving voluntary% coordination,
Prof. Chambers has particular
praise for the Michigan Council
of State College Presidents, or-
ganized by University President-
Emeritus Alexander Ruthven in
"The council's research to date
... almost certainly surpasses any
published research that has been
done by any voluntary agency in
any other state. The council is
taking action in the field to move
toward more effective coordination
of educational services where
practicable and is apparently in
the process of establishing a per-
manent central research office
with competent staff."
Prof. Chambers points out, how-
ever, that the Council still has
weak points, or "sins of omis-
sion." He claims that the council
has "sat loose in the saddle, but
it is to be remembered that a
reasonably relaxed position is pref-
erable to one that is too stiff and
He listed seven steps the council,
or ones similar to it, might take
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to achieve more success in co-
ordination and raising new stan-
dards of excellence:
-Emphasize research: fact find-
ing and honest interpretations;
-Operate in public-talk openly
about goals and deeds;
-Accept partnerships with busi-
ness and labor where this can be
done without sacrifice of principle;
-Maintain a permanent central
office and staff;
-Foster a state-wide image of
higher education;
--Give special attention to ad-
vanced graduate study and
--Recognize the need for wider
accessibility to facilities for edu-

cation through community and
junior colleges.
Not Necessary
"It is not necessary to point out
to the Council the dangers of
allowing all academic and ad-
ministrative salaries and unit
costs of instruction in the whole
state system to be bracketed in
the confines of a rigid cross-
sectional chart having the force of
law," he says.
"This is to be guarded against
with the utmost vigilance. It
would have a powerful tendency to
downgrade the peaks of excellence
already attained by a century of

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MayFestival To Feature
Musical Activities This Week

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General Notices
Phillips Classical Prizes: Awarded on
basis of written tests to be given Wed.,
May 3, 7-9 p.m., 1035 Angell Hall. Com-
petition open to freshmen and sopho-
mores who have had Latin 22, 23, 32,
72, or 82, or Greek 2. Contestants must
register in the office of the Depart-
ment of Classical Studies, 2026 Angell
Ball, by Mon., May 1.
Gilbert and Suflivan Society general
elections will not be held Sun., April
30. They are postponed until Tues.,
May9. -
Members of the faculty are reminded
that nominations for Distinguished
Achievement Awards are now due..Let-
ters should be addressed to the Sec-
retary of the Committee, Prof. Warner
G. Rice, 1601 Haven Hal.
June Teacher's Certificate Candi-
dates: All requirements for the teach-
er's certificate must be completed by
May 12. These requirements include
the teacher's oath, the health state-
ment, and the Bureau of Appointments
material. The oath should be taken as
soon as possible in 1439 U.E.S.
Events Monday
Lecture: Pauline Frederick, NBC
News UN Correspondent, will speak at
8 p.m. on Mon., May 1 in the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall.
Colloquium: "The Effect of Hippo-
campal Ablations on } Maze Learning
and Retention" will be discussed by
Berger Kaada, Prof. of Neuro-Physiolo-
gy, University of Oslo, Norway, at 4
p.m. on Mon., May 1 in Aud. C.
Mathematics Colloquium: Prof. Leon
Henkin, University of Chicago, Berke-
ley and Visiting Lecturer for the M.A.A.
will speak on Mon., May. 1 at 4 p.m.
In 3011 Angell Hall.
Refreshments at 3:30 p.m. in 3212
Angell Hall.
Automatic Programming and Numeri-
cal Analysis Seminar: "A Critique of
the Stretch Computer Design" by Rob-
ert F. Rosin on Mon., May 1, at 4:00
p.m. in Computing Center Seminar
Engineering Mechanics and Naval Ar-
chitecture and Marine Engineering
Seminar: Mon., May 1, at 4:00 p.m. in
305 West Engineering. V. A. Postnov,
Docent at the 'Leningrad Shipbuilding
Institute, will speak on "Application
of Algorithm of Gauss for Separation
and Determination of Natural Frequen-

Gies of7
and the

critical Forces of Elastic Sys-
at 3:30 in 201 West Engineer-

Doctoral Examination for Seong Soo
Han, Anatomy; thesis: "The Ultrastruc-
ture of the Mesenteric Lymph Node of
the Rat," Mon., May 1, 4558 E. Medi-
cal Bldg., at 1:15 p.m. Chairman,. B. L,
Doctoral Examination for Charlie
Nelms Barron, Pathology; thesis: "The
Comparative Pathology of Neoplasms of
the Eyelid and Conjunctiva with Spe-
cial Reference to Those of Epithelial
Origin," Mon., May 1, 5240 Medical Sci-
ence Bldg., at 9:00 a.m. Chairman, C.
V. Weller.
Doctoral Examination for Jesse Clar-
dy, History; thesis: "The Philosophical"
Ideas of Alexander N. Radishchev,"
Mon., May 1, ;609 Haven Hall, at 3:00
p.m. Chairman, A. A. Lobanov-Rostov-
Doctoral Examination for John Alan
Wgar, Forestry; thesis: "The Carry-
ing Capacity of Wild Lands for Rec-
reation," Mon., May 1, 2052 Natural
Science Bldg., at 8:30 a.m. Chairman,
G. W. Sharpe.
Events Tuesday
Science Research Club: The regular
meeting of the Science Research Club
will -be held Tues., May 2, at 7:30 p.m.
in Rackham Amphitheater. Program as
follows:."Ship Dynamics .and Ship Re-
search,"' George West, Naval Architec-
ture, Marine Engineering and Nuclear
Engineering. "Theory-Deficient Scien-
tists," Robert Parry. Chemistry. Elec-
tion of Officers.
Doctoral Recital: Lucien Stark, pian-
ist, .will be heard in a recital on 'Tues.,
,May 2, 8:30 p.m. in Aud. A, Angell
Hall; presented in partial fulfillment
of-. the requirements for- the degree
Doctor of Musical Arts. Mr. Stark will
perform compositions by Mozart, El-
liott Carter, and Schumann. Prof. Ben-
ning Dexter, chairman.
Doctoral Examination for Edward
Paul Rack, Chemistry; thesis: "Gaseous
Reactions of Bromine and Iodine with
Methane and Various Polyhalomethanes
Activated by the (n,x) Process," Tues.,
May 2, 3403 Chemistry Bldg., at 2:00
p.m. Chairman, A. A. Gordus.
1429 Hill Street
Supper Club
Kosher Delicatessen
Social Dancing Follows

Placement '
Beginning Tues., May 2, the follow-
ing schools will have representativesj
at the Bureau to interview for the 1961-
1962 school year.
TUES., MAY 2--'
Ravenna, Mich.-Kdg.; Jr. HS Ind
Arts/Math, Comm., Comm (Shorthand),
Span/Eng, Math/Bsktb/Fresh. Football,
Boys PE/Health/SS/Head Football
Ypsilanti, Mich.-Elem. (K-6); Jr. HS
Eng/Span, Eng/Art, Eng/SS, Gen Bus,'
Math; HS Chem.
WED., MAY 3-
Albion, Mich.-Elem., Span, Voc Mus;
6th & 7th Gr. Instr Mus; Guid.
Flint, Mich. (Atherton Comm Schs)-
Eng, Home Ec/Eng, Sci/Hist, Hist/PE/
Set, Math, Elem. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).
Warren, Mich. - Elem (K-4), Ment
Hdcp; Jr. HS Art, Journ.
Clio, Mich. - Elem. (K-5); Jr. HS
Math/Se, Eng/SS; HS Typing/Eng,
Math, Chem/Gen Sci, Home Ec/Gen Set,
Flint, Mich. (Utley Comm Schs) .-
(Continued on Page 4)

The May Festival will highlight
this week's musical activities. The,
concerts begin at 8:30 p.m. Thurs-
day and run through Sunday, with
performances at 2:30 p.m. on Sat-t
urday and Sunday.-
Birgit Nilsson, soprano, along
with the Philadelphia Orchestra,,
under the direction of Eugene Or-
mandy, will be featured Thursday
in a program featuring Wagner.I
The University Choral Union is
slated to participate in the per-
formance of "Joan of Arc at the
Stake" on Friday. Thor Johnson
will conduct the Philadelphia Or-7
American composer Aaron Cop-
land, making his first appearance
at the University, will conduct his
own works at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
University organist Robert Noeh-'
ren and pianist John Browning are'
to play in the fourth concert at
8:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Philadelphia Orchestra, the
Choral Union and featured sing-
ers, including baritone William
Warfield, will present Mendelson's
"Elijah" at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The final concert of the series
will be a program of Rachmanin-
off's compositions, highlighted by
Eugene Istomin, young American

Hillel Recital
A recital, with comment, on the
theme "In Search of a Definition
of Jewish Music" will be given by
baritone Ernest Kramer at 8 p.m.
today at the Hillel chapel.
'U' Symphony Band
The University Symphony Band
has scheduled concerts in the com-
ing weeks for Jordan, Lebanon,
Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Rumania
and Poland.
The band is due to return to
New York City on May 31, where it
will present a concert in Carnegie
Hall on June 2.
TV Discussion
Four artists will discuss the role
of art in society and the gulf that
exists between themselves and the
public on the last program in the
University television series, "The
Public Arts" at 8:30 .am. Saturday
on WXYZ.


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As Commencement Day draws near, the question on everyone's
lips is: "How did the different disciplines come to be marked by
academic robes with hoods of different colors?" Everybody-
but everybody-is asking it. I mean I haven't been able to walk
ten feet on any campus in America without somebody grabs my
elbow and sags, "How did the different disciplines come to be
marked by academic robes with hoods of different colors, hey?"
This, I must say, is not the usual question asked by collegians
who grab my elbow. Usually they say, "Hey, Shorty, got a
Marlboro?" And this is right and proper. After all; are they not
collegians, and, therefore, the nation's leaders in intelligence
and discernment? And do not intelligence and discernment de-
mand the tastiest in tobacco flavor and smoking pleasure? And
does not Marlboro deliver a flavor that is uniquely mellow, a
selectrate filter that is easy drawing, a pack that is soft, a box
that is hard? You know it!

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TONIGHT at 7 and 9
Pudhoukin's Film of the Russian Revolution

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to one of the

But I digress. Back to the colored hoods of academic robes.
A doctor of philosophy wears blue, a doctor of medicine wears
green, a master of arts wears white, a doctor of humanities wears
crimson, a master of library science wears lemon yellow. Why?
Why, for example, should a master of library science wear lemon
Well sir, to answer this vexing question, we must go back to
March 29, 1844. On that date the first public library in the
'United States was established by Ulric Sigafoos. All of Mr.
Sigafoos's neighbors were of course wildly grateful-all, that
s, except Wrex Todhunter.
Mr. Todhunter had hated Mr. Sigafoos since 1822 when both
men had wooed the beauteous Melanie Zitt and Melanie had
chosen Mr. Sigafoos because she was mad for dancing, and Mr.
Sigafoos knew all the latest steps, like the Missouri Compromise
Mambo, the Shay's Rebellion Schottische, and the James K.
Polk Polka, while Mr. Todhunter, alas, could not dance at all
owing to a wound he had received at the Battle of New Orleans.
(He was struck by a falling praline.)
Consumed with jealousy at the success of Mr. Sigafoos's
library, Mr. Todhunter resolved to open a competing library.
This he did, but he lured not a single patron away from Mr.
Sigafoos. "What has Mr. Sigafoos got that I haven't got?" Mr.
Todhunter kept asking himself, and finally the answer came to
him: books.E
So Mr. Todhunter stocked his library with lots of dandy books
and soon he was doing more business than his hated rival.
But Mr. Sigafoos struck back. To regain his clientele, he began
serving tea free of charge at his library every afternoon. There-
upon, Mr. Todhunter, not to be outdone, began serving tea
with sugar. Thereupon, Mr. Sigafoos began serving tea with
sugar and cream. Thereupon, Mr. Todhunter began serving
tea with sugar and cream and lemon.
This, of course, clinched the victory for Mr. Todhunter be-
cause he had the only lemon tree in town-in fact, in the entire
state of North Dakota-and since that day lemon yellow has of
course been the color on the academic robes of library science.

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