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Seventieth Year

"When Opinions Are Free
Truth WM Prevail"

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Baroque Trio Gives
Nice' Performance
LAST NIGHT'S performance by the Baroque Trio afforded the cul-
ture-minded public of Ann Arbor another opportunity to enjoy
music which is not too often done by visiting artists. The fact that
there are groups such as this trio performing on campus never ceases
to give me delight as the music presented is pure and unadulterated;
furthermore, the concerts are all free.
The program itself was filled with some very exciting moments,
as well as some very dull and almost boring spots. The majority of the
time, the ensemble communicated with its audience quite capably.
Perhaps the highlight of the program was the excellent rendition of

A RATING SYSTEM not unlike the Top
Twenty Tunes or the Social Register is reg-
ularly employed by administrators of this
school and others to compare their institutions.
The University "has a very high even value
through all faculties; a handsome, well-treed
campus, and acceptance by the Ivy League
group as virtually one of themselves," David
Cort wrote in a recent Nation article, "In'
Search of Athens, USA."
This characterization is fair and accurate,
according to Vice-President and Dean of Fac-
ulties Marvin Niehuss, who job entails constant
assessment of the University's quality, compar-
ative and absolute. Niehuss keeps a file of
articles (such as Cort's) which "rate" schools.
Cort's ratings article is "not a great one," in
Niehuss's opinion, but it does make some im-
portant points.
A LIST of the top 21 schools, which is "a
commonplace" among experienced educa-
tors," is first presented. Cort avoids trouble by
listing these 21 not in terms of merit but of
"the size of the endowment, excluding the
value of the campus installation." They are:
Harvard (including Radcliffe)
Columbia (including Barnard)
California (at Berkeley)
Washington (at St. Louis)
North Carolina
Cort follows this list by another, the twenty-one
richest schools in America. Fourteen of the
twenty-one "richest" are among the twenty-one
"best." (Notable exceptions include Cort's
"richest", Texas.)

Comparison of these two lists, in Cort's
opinion, gives a good measure of what factors
make a university great.
CORT PRESENTS thumb-nail sketches of the
seven "that made the twenty-one without
big money," among them the University as
previously described, and on those among the
rich and good which are named "not without
much criticism," such as Stanford:
"Stanford, a rich boy's school in red-tiled
Spanish Mission, aspires too frankly, like
Princeton, to the Athenian, but the weather is
These, then, are the best universities, accord-
ing to the customary list. "Most of the first
twenty-one are too committed to conformism
and the search for acceptability," Cort notes.
NIEHUSS TAKES Into account factors like'
those mentioned by Cort when rating schools.
Michigan's "handsome, well-treed campus" has
its antithesis in the surrounding of Columbia,
whose laction is not "conducive to scholarly
The approach in terms of endowment is "not
very valid" in itself, according to the vice-
president, because of factors such as academic
climate; composition of the student body and
other resources.
There is a more basic problem, which arises
whenever a rating system is employed.
Princeton, for example, "has excellent qual-
ity, but is not quite as comprehensive" as the
schools usually rated before it: Harvard, Yale,
Berkeley. But Princeton, like Caltech or MIT,
is as good as any other school in the fields in
which it chooses to compete. The ratings thus
are biased toward diverse institutions.
[HATEVER the limitations of ratings, and
of basing decisions on these ratings, thej
University administrators continue to use them.
A question well worth examining is whether the
use of ratings and reliance on them is a factor
in the conservative one can notice on the part
of the administration and Regents. Maintain-
ing a position on the rating ladder can become
a goal in place of excellence.
Is this in fact the case? Niehuss thinks not.
The University comes out pretty well by any
standard, he says. "Not as high as we'd like
it to . . ." he adds.

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"Cantabo domino in vita mea"
where Richard Miller proved once
again that his voice is as powerful,
yet purely genuine as ever. There
is no "cloudiness' that plagues so
many tenors; there is nothing but
a fine sound that makes everyone
present glad to be there. In this
number, the ensemble was per-
haps best of all the selections, and
the instrumentalists maintained
a fine balance between solo and
accompanimental sections.
FLORIAN Mueller played the
Telemann Concerto for Oboe and
Harpsichord somewhat shakily.
This may have been due to the
fact that the continuo seemed to
be overshadowing and anticipat-
ing the tempi changes too much.
A definite fluctuation within the
movements themselves were quite
obvious, and as music of the Ba-
roque era calls for tempo changes
only between movements, this was
sometimes disturbing. The C.P.E.
Bach Concerto in D as performed
by Nelson Hauenstein was a
charming piece and very well
* * '.
THE "Sonata da Chiesa" by
Cardon Burnham was a decided
change from the light quality of
the preceding selections. How-
ever, it was a pleasant change.
This fellow teaches yocal music
at Bowling Green and wrote the
sonata, not for a trio but actually
a quartet, utilizing a bassoon
rather than the cello. The fact
that it was not a trio was obvious,
not only ,because there were four
performers (plus page-turner)
but also because of the integral
part played by the cello. (Inci-
dentally Harry Dunscombe is a
very fine cellist, although some-
times he over-continuoed even the
The piece as an entity held to-
gether very well and was a de-
lightful addition to an all-Baroque
Generally speaking, the pro-
gram was nice. Richard Miller
was a gas; what more is there to
say? There are very few concerts
from which the audience can go
and say "It was great" and let it
go. This was no exception. It was
one of those from which I came
and said, "It was great, but . .."
-Karen McCann

The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of The Univer-
sity of Michigan for which The
Michigan Daily assumes no edi-
torial responsibility. Notices should
be sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3519 Administration Build-
ing, before 2 p.m. the day preceding
publication. Notices for Sunday
Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
VOL LXX, NO. 106
General Notices
Regents' Meeting: Fri., March 18.
Communications for consideration at
this meeting must be in the President's
hands not later than March 8. Please
submit nineteen copies of each comr
Correction: The Platform Attractions
lecture by Hal Holbrook on "Mark
Twain Tonight" is incorrectly listed for
Feb. 27 on the University weekly calen-
dar. This lecture has been postponed
until April 12.
General Undergraduate Scholarships:
Undergraduate students may obtain an
application for these scholarships by
reporting to the Scholarship Office,
2011 Student Activities Bldg.Finan-
cial need and an overall. academic av-
erage of approximately B are basic re-
quirements for applicants. Applica-
tions must be returned by March 1.
The Gilbert and Sullivan Society will
have a board meeting at 5:00, Feb. 24,
at the Student Activities Bldg. A 01i.-
bert and Sullivan members invited.
University of Michigan Non-Academ-
lc Employees Local 1583, AFSCME, AFPI,-
CIO, will hold a regular meeting on
Thurs., Feb. 25 at 8:00 p.m. in Rm.
C201 of the Ann Arbor High School. Mr.
Howard Cottrell, Director of the Uni-
versity Benefits Programs will present
the University's retirement program to
the local union. Special guest will be
Mr. W. A. Earl, Asst. Personnel Director
of the University.
First Meeting of the Near East Club
will be Thurs., Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in
W. Conference Rm., Rackham Bldg.
Prof. John Muehl, English department
will speak on "Interview With India."
"Vienna and the Danube" travelogue
tomorrow night. The Burton Holmes
travelogue of beautiful Austria will be
presented in Hill And. tomorrow, 8:30
p.m. Tickets are on sale today 2-4 p.
and tomorrow 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m,
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The Problems of Adjustment


Daily Staff Writer
LATIN American students, de-
spite charges that they are
"millionaires," do encounter prob-
lers adjusting to United States
and University life.
Among their major problems are
adjustment to American language
and social customs.
These problems have been com-
pounded by their difficulties in liv-
ing with American roommates. In
a survey taken at a meeting of the
Venezuelan Students Association,
the rstudents almost unanimously
expressed a desire to live with stu-
dents from the United States.
However only a handful actually
do so. Why? A report by Robert
Klinger, counselor at the Inter-
national Center gives a good indi-
cation. 1
TlI2 INTERNA" L Center
offers a housing listing service
which matches international stu-
dents with American roommates.
However, despite the great ma-

jority of American students on
campus there are not enough
Americans willing to room with
an international student.
Klinger estimates that the Cen-
ter could handle a hundred more
American applicants.
For Latin Americans this has
made it even more difficult to get
a firm grasp of English and a full
understanding of American cus-
One problem involves the dating
customs of the American girl. In
Latin America only girls with bad
reputations date without a chaper-
one. Hence when a Latin American
dates a girl without a chaperone
in the United States, because of
his social background he tends
to lose respect for her and tends
to go too far.
After being rebuffed the new-
comer from Latin America is con-
fused. Only until the "internal
chaperone" of the United States
girl-as one Latin American aptly
put it-is explained to the new-
comer will he begin to under-

Mr. K's New Line

NEW DELHI - Two things are clear enough
to state flatly after Khrushchev's visit to
India. The first is that he was received cooly
by the Indian people and was unable to match
or wipe out the impact of the Eisenhower visit.
The second is that Russia is nevertheless a
dangerous rival to American influence in India
and is waging a tough economic and propa-
ganda war here.
When Khrushchev first came here with Bul-
ganin in 1955 he came after the first summit
conference at Geneva which failed to make
peace but enabled Russia to turn its attention
to the Middle East and Asia. His current trip
comes before the second summit conference
at Paris, which may or may not make peace.
He got an impressive reception five years ago
and enjoyed it, acting as salesman and show-
man and ridiculing American aid. This time
he seemed under wraps in his New Delhi
speeches, perhaps out of pique at the public
apathy toward him. But at Bhilai, the site of
the Russian-built steel plant, and at Calcutta,
where he scored a great mass triumph five
years ago, he cut loose with his big propa-
ganda guns.
His burden was that the West with all its
economic power never gave India aid until it
grew frightened of communism, and that the
aid now given under spur of this fear is only
a new form of colonialism. Even now, he con-
tinued, America hands out wheat and tinned
meat to keep the Asians on a dole while Russia
gives them factories to make them economical-
ly independent.
ONE KEEPS getting reassurances from In-
dian friends that the Indian people are not
so gullible as to be deceived by this. Perhaps
not. Yet Americans here, in the euphoria of
their self-congratulation because Khrushchev
has had less success than he hoped and they
feared. may easily ignore how clever this new
propaganda line is.
You have to remember how an idea which
may be valid among top government people in
Editorial Staff
Eoil nieor CirtyEditor

India can get simplified and distorted by the
time it becomes a propaganda slogan. The
Russians have an initial advantage because
they foresaw that Indian planning would in-
evitably put its stress on steel and heavy in-
dustry, and they have put all their eggs in
that basket.
True, the Western visiting economists have
backed up the Indian resolve to hasten their
"takeoff" - the phase at which the developing
economy can generate its own forward move-
YET I HAVE to report sadly that even high
Indian circles tend to equate the heavy in-
dustry emphasis with the thinking of "socialist
countries." One official told me how impressed
he was with the capacity of high Soviet visitors
like Kozlov to discuss the technical aspects of
heavy industry planning. I never heard any
Indian say this about any member of President
Eisenhower's entourage, for the adequate rea-
son that Eisenhower had no one like Kozlov
Yet the fact remains that while America is
furnishing the most massive aid to India, it is
the Russians who harvest the dividend of in-
tellectual prestige. Several times recently I
have had a question put to me somewhat as
follows: We are grateful for the generous
American aid in food and consumer goods, but
do Americans fail to build steel plants here
because they fear that India will develop its
heavy industry and become economically in-
I am certain that such questions are put
sincerely. Yet behind the innocents who ask
them you will find an active Communist who
has set this train of thinking in motion.
IT IS INTENDED to offset the sheer factual
weight of American aid to India and the
undoubted current American popularity in In-
dia. The fact is that aside from food and grain
shipments Americans have quietly helped res-
cue India from a serious crisis of foreign ex-
change and at the request of the Indian gov-
ernment they have made heavy balance-of-
payments aid available to it. But this is not
very dramatic nor have either the Indians or
the Americans known how to dramatize it.
In the battle for propaganda advantage the
Russians are using the Bhilai steel plant to
the hilt, and th epoint is that all the talk in
planning circles and in Nehru's speeches about
he n eM hpavv industrv unwittincly mays

Kingston Trio Sings
A gainA gainA gainA gaint
THE KINGSTON Trio faced another capacity crowd at Detroit's Ma-
sonic Temple Sunday night after their last appearance there bare-
ly five months ago.
They spent the first portion of the program warming up and went
on to give an energetic performance that kept the crowd's enthusiasm
at a high pitch throughout the evening.
The selections were mainly from their first three albums and a
few of their singles. And they included just a smattering of numbers

However too often this is ex-
plained by another Latin Ameri-
can who may not understand our
social mores as well as an Ameri-
can, and some of the misunder-
standing persists.
* * *
HENCE a declaration in a recent
Daily article that Latin Americans
"do not take no for an answer"
may be partially true.
Another statement that Vene-
zuelans make $350 a month is not
substantiated by facts. A check in
the fles at the International Cen-
ter showednot one single Venezue-
lan student received anything near
this figure.
Moreover, the files also show
that in recent years no Latin
American student has ever been
arrested on a drunk and disorderly
charge. Klinger added that the
Venezuelans "are among the best
behaved groups on campus."
* * *
BESIDES, there are no "million-
aires" in evidence from South
America. The Columbian psychol-
ogy major who was interviewed in
The Daily article said that in
using the term "millionaires" when
she was referring to non-scholar-
ship Latin American students, she
intended students from families
which were wealthier than the
South American average.
She also explained that when
she referred to psychology books,
she meant to say that psychology
books contained more difficult
English sentences than some engi-
neering textbooks which mainly
are formulas, numbers and dia-
However two things to which
she referred signified other prob-
lems of adjustment which face
most international students.
One is their failure to partici-
pate in extra-curricular activities.
This failure arises not because "all
they think about is getting home
as soon as they can," but instead
as a result of a heavy study load.
International students must
spend more time in studying than
American students to make up
their deficiencies in English, Klin-
ger said.
Despite this heavier load, how-
ever, eight of thirty members
present at a recent Venezuelan
Students Association meeting (who
were protesting The Daily article)
said they actively participated in
extra-curricular activities.
* * *
ANOTHER problem brought out
is that most Latin American men
lived in apartments. This seems to
be true although almost half of
the Venezuelans at the above
meeting lived in organized hous-
Although there seems to be good
evidence that Latin Americans
have as high a propensity for hav-
ing apartment parties as any other
group, this does not appear to be
their main reason for living in
Klinger reported a difference of
four years between the average
ages of international students and
American. The immaturity of the
freshman in the residence halls
will not help drive out the inter-

from their latest album, "Here We
Go Again."
With the exception of these,
"here we go again" sums up the
entire performance.
AGAIN we heard "Tom Dooley,"
"Coplas," "Weam Away," and so
on - right down the sound track.
They even used their sound track
dialogue to introduce the numbers.
Certainly it's worthwhile to see
"La Boheme" on stage again and
again even if one has heard the
recording of it at home. But who
particularly wants to see the
Kingston Trio sing something as
well worn as "MTA" at this late
Their folk songs are admittedly
commercialized but they thrive
and survive on catchy, often hu-
morous, adaptations of these
songs. They are entertainers more
than strictly folk singers, and
they are not to be condemned for
Where they are at fault, how-
ever, is by not providing at Sun-
day's performance, one of the
basic elements that has so far
kept them 'at large': an unmis-
takable freshness of approach
with every song they do, as well
as presenting numerous unusual
songs that have led many to in-
quire of them, 'Where do you get
your material?"

in many cases, than the record-
ings of them.
But a stronger reason for the
enthusiastic response was the vi-
tality of the Trio personalities.
* * *
FROM THE onset the Trio es-
tablished an atmosphere of in-
formality and fun with their
clownish antics and ad libbing.
The mood caught on and the per-
formance wound up with the
audience joining in as the Trio
sang "When the Saints Go March-
ing In," (just as they concluded
their previous performance at the
Masonic, however.)
The Kingston Trio's principle
for personal appearances seems to
be then, knock them dead by hav-
ing a rollicking good time on
stage with old numbers instead of
knocking yourself out beforehand
by perfecting the new ones.
Apparently the Kingston Trio
can get away with it.
-Stephanie Roumell
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supported McCarthy and founded
and dropped "Facts Forum," has
a new baby. He's renortedly put-

To The Editor

'Bicker' System . .
To the Editor:
IT IS extremely unfortunate that
you dignified that Harvard boy's
melodramatic essay ". .. dealing
with the 'Bicker' system at Prince-
ton for selection to eating clubs"
by calling it an "article."
It is unfortunate that you had
to misrepresent in such a gross
manner one of the nation's bet-
ter universities. It is also unfor-
tunate that you had to lower the
standards of a reasonably good
student newspaper.
What you printed represents an
extreme impression of a situation
which no longer exists. I don't
know whether this constitutes a
deliberate lie, or unwitting mis-
representation; but you should try
to check facts before printing
* * *
TO SET the record a little
straighter: Both the "one hundred
per cent" system and Prospect Co-
operative Club are deceased. The
university is constructing a new
quadrangle for those undergradu-
ates who do not wish to enter the
Bicker. From all reports, this will
be a more-than-satisfactory al-
ternative to the club system. At
present Wilson Lodge provides
eating and social facilities for up-
perclassmen outside the clubs.
Apparently it is prospering.
Twenty-four of the faculty are
members, according to the "Alum-
ni Weekly." The eating clubs
themselves have begun to recog-
nize the desirability of giving more
emphasis to the academic side of
lif e.
THESE changes are too com-
plex to describe in an article, let
alone this letter. May I close by
saying that McNess' essay is about
as relevant to the present situa-
tion at Princeton as is Tender is
the Night - and not quite as en-
Edward K. Dey, Grad.
Amused . .

point, even from his point of view.
Does affiliation help us to learn
the maze of university life, or
would we perhaps learn this Just
as well, affiliated or not? Cannot
the non-affiliate acquire experi-
ence in leadership? Does one not
make 'friends in "sterile" dorms
and "devastatingly narrow" apart-
NO ONE doubts what Mr. Seder
says -- at least I don't - but he
has shown no reason why affilia-
tion is better than any other kind
of university living. Has affilia-
tion any unique advantage? If so,
let him name it. If not, then let
him cease belaboring the! obvious,
and point out that affiliation is
primarily social - is this so evil?
Mr. Kozoll's refutation of affili-
ation suffers as badly. He makes,
for example, the suggestion that
high marks do not mean high
ability to think. So? What other
criterion would one use? We hesi-
tate to say that a beard, black
sweater and guitar would suffice.
What conclusions are we sup-
posed to draw from such expres-
sions as "a strong possibility .. .
it is possible to conclude . . it
may not . . . does not necessarily
.. . quite likely . . ." and many
other such expressions of mere
logical possibility, which may or
may not be substantiated in fact.
We cannot use indiscriminate pos-
sibility as justification,
MR. KOZOLL did have one
good argument, that the affiliate
claim to tolerance is somewhat
specious, since brothers and sis-
ters are so carefully chosen with
respect to how well they will fit in.
But this is certainly not an edu-
cational criticism.
It would be a refreshing breath
of clear air to have an impartial
evaluation of affiliation based
upon: _(1 what the affiliates do,
not preach; (2) what their ad-
vantages are, not claimed; (3)
what is happening in fraternities,
not what is possible only; (4)
what is good and bad, based on
cases and statistics, not so-called





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