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"And Now The Latest Returns On The
Presidential Possibilities-"

Seventieth Year

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'when Opinions Are Free
'Truth Will Prevail"

Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the editors. This must b, noted in all reprints.

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Hail to the Victor-
Unmelancholy Dane
AS TO THAT HEADLINE: all I can say is that it wasn't my idea;'
well, not exactly. Someone last evening in Hill Auditorium re-
quested that Victor Borge work the Michigan song into, his impromptu
rhapsody. He worked it and the Third Man Theme into most of the
rest of the evening, often amusingly.
The impromptu itself was actually interesting musically. It:was
on an elementary level, of course, but entertaining. Seriously, a few
such efforts, using familiar tunes, might serve a valid purpose in
music education as an introduction to the process of thematic varia-
WITH REGARD to serious musicianship, though, Borge is a zero.
Before intermission he made occasional darts and stabs at the piano,


Increasing University Size
Offers No Feasible Answer

PRESSURES on the University for expansion
are mounting to nearly unbearable heights
as application rates increase and qualified
Michigan residents are turned down in grow-
ing numbers.
The University, unwilling to accept more
'students in its already overcrowded facilities,
is now severely limiting the proportion of ad-
missions to applications received, leaving many
qualified students out in the cold for the first
time in its history. Director of Admissions
Clyde Vroman bewails the fate of the "average
student" caught in this rising rat race, where
First Step
JOINT JUDICIARY Council has seen the
light! After a recent policy meeting with
the Faculty Subcommittee on Discipline, it has
decided that students wishing to have wit-
nesses present at their hearings "certainly
should be allowed to have them there."
Requesting a new and more liberal interpre-
tation of the power of the chairman to allow
witnesses into the hearings, the group asked
that those connected in any way with either
the case or the individual be admitted.
Of course, this same power has been in the
hands of the chairman since the creation of
the Council, so the question of why this
right was never used before might be asked.
But better late than never.
ONE MIGHT also wonder just how much of
the normal procedure other than the cus-
tom of closed meetings is merely a matter of
"interpretation": what about the presence of
the representatives of the deans' offices at
hearings and the much maligned "double
jeopardy?" Are these merely interpretations?
If so, perhaps they too could be changed.
But no matter how much remains that
seems to deserve correction, Joint Judic de-
serves to be complimented on its first step

scare psychology and the influx of war babies
have raised application rates by 27 per cent
from last year alone. Out-of-state students
declare that "Michigan accepts people by
some kind of magic formula: one of the smart-
est kids I know got a 2." or only a conditional
THE POSSIBLE results of this pressure could
be devastating to the future of the Uni-
versity. Increased selectivity may leave out
the "average student. And University expan-
sion to an even greater size could irreparably
damage the education of the good student,
already burdened with over-large classes and
too many enormous lectures. If students are
the "silent generation," it may be because
they have been give no chance to speak be-
cause classes are too large for discussion and
the student-teacher contact is limited to writ-
Vroman's pleas for additional higher edu-
cation in the state were founded in an ab-
stract, and surely excellent concept of survival:
the survival of America's right to be educated,
and the national survival of the United States
through increased education of its manpower.
BUT THERE is a far more specific kind of
survival involved. The survival of the Uni-
versity as a first class institution depends on
increased attention on quality and a more than
verbal attention to the problems of increasing
"We should have increased our freshman
class by 12 per cent just to keep up with the
population increase," Vroman said. But would
increasing the size of the University have done
anything for the new freshmen, who would be
faced with even larger classes and more
crowding, or for the prestige and quality for
the University itself?
If necessary, it seems that the choice be-
tween increased selectivity and increased size
can have only one educationally feasible an-
swer. The merits of the University cannot be
sacrificed to the needs of the "average stu-

9t un fA4GA ~?~

Cubans Begin To Turn

The Visitor from Paradise

CUBANS are now finding some
sly, roundabout ways to express
their opinion of Fidel Castro's
communist alliances without vio-
lating Cuban censorship.
One method is to cheer and
applaud any appearance of Presi-
dent Eisenhower in the newsreels
shown at Havana movie houses.
This is matched by stony silence
when Castro himself comes on the
screen during Cuban newsreels.
In each case, there are always a
few dissenters who boo or hiss Ike
and clap for Fidel. But they are
so few that the contrast is sig-
FURTHERMORE the practice
has begun to get under the skins
of government supporters. The
other day, the newspaper "Revo-
lucion"-organ of Castro's July 26
movement-ran a front-page box
railing against "opposition 'heroes'
who show their courage in the
After Castro and Anastas Miko-
yan signed a Cuban-Soviet trade
agreement in February, official
propaganda started singing the
praises of Moscow's "sympathetic
attitude" so loudly that direct
criticism became unwise, if not
actually dangerous.
But the manner in which polit-
ically sophisticated Cubans are

getting around that taboo turned
up in a two-column, eight-inch
advertisement published in the
March 30 issue of "Prensa Libre,"
which is one of only two Havana
dailies still operating independ-
The ad, placed by a wholesale
grain-and-feed house, was headed
"Remembering Marti." This re-
ferred to Jose Marti, Cuba's na-
tional hero, whose memory is as
widely revered there as that of
Washington or Lincoln in the
United States.
w . S
QUOTING FROM a letter by
Marti to the editor of Buenos
Aires' "La Nacion," written Jan.
13, 1889, the text of the ad read:
"The Russian will revive. He is a
patriarchal child, blood and stone,
sublime. He has wings of blood
and claws of stone. He knows how
to love and to kill .... Under his
dress suit he wears a suit of
armor. If he eats, it's a banquet;
if he drinks, a debauch .... When
he rules, he's a tyrant; when he
serves, a dog . ..-
The Russian eye gives off light
-an eye that has something of
flame and something ,of the Ori-
ent, tender as a dove's, change-
able as a cat's, cloudy as a hyena's
... He moves clumsily under his
French cape, like bearded Hercu-

les in child's clothing. With white
gloves on, he sits down to the
table where a whole bear's carcass
lies steaming.
Hero Marti's words could not
be censored, yet their warning
against Castro's new link with
Russia was not lost on the Cuban
Retired Brass Hats .. .
IN the long parade of retired
generals and admirals who are
drawing down big salaries from
big munitions companies, there is
at least one brass hat who is out
of step.
He is Gen. "Lightning Joe" Law-
ton Collins, the man who took
Cherbourg with such speed after
D-day and later became United
States Army Chief of Staff. In-
stead of drawing big fees from a
big munitions firm, General Col-
lins draws a modest retainer from
the Pfizer Drug Company which
has no defense contracts, and also
spends a lot of time helping for-
eign students get to know the
General Collins has now been
elevated to Honorary Chairman
of the Foreign Student Service
Council, but he still gives time to
this when needed, rather than to
the munitions lobby.,

but not intimating that he
might be about to attempt some-
thing. This little interplay of an-
ticipation and disappointment was
a considerable part of his humor.
After intermission he did attempt
to play something; the disap-
pointment unmingled with antici-
pation was more pathetic than
As a funnyman, Borge has at
his disposal a large stock of old
jokes, a supply of good standard
responses to "audience participa-
tion routines, facility at pace-
changing, good hand and body
gestures and a rubber face, and
moderately good timing.
As a wit he has a good eye for
the almost absurd,'which, by ex-
aggeration beyond the almost he
builds into some of his best
moments. The hand and seat
banging rendition of Liszt seems
to get at the bottom of the prob-
lem of interpreting this composer.
It indicates, among other things,
how he antedated the tone clus-
ters of Cowell.
. * ,
NOT SUCCESSFUL were his at-
tempted variations on Happy
Birthday in the styles of diverse
composers. Each was little more
than a short excerpt from a fa-
miliar work by the composer in
question followed by perhaps two-
thirds of Happy Birthday and a
pair of shoulders shrugged in
mock disgust.
The best section of last night's
Smorgas-Borge was one of the
oldest. The name phonetic punc-
tuation is self-explanitory. The
period becomes "pffft" (but said
with resonance); the comma,
"kzzk"; the dash, "whsshht." Read
fluently, with good timing and a
gradual accelerando, this routine
still came off well.
Small wonder. After twenty-five
years he should have it down pfft!
-J. Philip Benkard
New Books at Library
Shannon, David A. - The De-
eline of American Communism;
NY, Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1959.
Taylor, Peter - Happy Families
Are All Alike; NY, McDowell,
Obolensky, 1959.
Yee, Chiang - The Silent Trav-
eler in Boston; NY, W. W. Norton
& Co., 1959.
For Allt
"FOR ALL our science, we know
so little of what makes or un-
makes a human life. We only know
that in every man there is a self,
an inner being, that somehow,
some time, may assert itself. We
also know that legal systems and
justice are not the same, and that
even the best legal system is al-
ways an approximation of justice.
"We feel a profound pity for the
men most directly involved in the
Chessman case. We feel pity for
'Pat' Brown, this good governor
who, despite his hatred of capital
punishment, tried his very best to
avoid acting on Chessman's behalf
but in the end had to yield. We
feel pity for this probably de-
praved, rambunctiousman, Caryl
Chessman. For too long he has
lived in the limelight of death row.
If he deserves life imprisonment,
let us hope he will spend it in the
obscurity of a penetentiary.
"And let's abolish capital pun-
-The Reporter

The Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of The Univer-
sity of Michigan for which The
Michigan Dailyaassumes no edi-
torial responsibility. Notices should
be sent in TYPEWR EN 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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 1960
VOL. LXX, NO. 138
General Notices
President and Mrs. Hatcher will hold
open house for students at their home
Wed., April 13 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Extra ushers are needed for the Hal
Holbrook-Mark Twain Show on Tues.,
April 12. Anyone interested, please re-
port to the East door of Hill Ad. at
7:30 p.m. Tuesday. All regular Lecture
Series ushers are reminded that this
event is the 5th in the series and was
postponed from Feb. 27. Please be there.
Applicants for the Joint Program in
Liberal Arts and Medicine: Application
for admission to the Joint Program in
Liberal Arts and Medicine must be
made before April 18 of the final pre-
professional year. Application may be
made now at 1220 Angell Hall.
Look Homeward Angel, Ketti Fring'
dramatic adaptation of the Thomas
Wolf e novel, will be presented April
27-30 by the Department of Speech, 8:00
p.m. Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Tick-
ets currently available by mail order
only, to Playbill, Mendessohn Theatre,
Ann Arbor. Patrons ordering by mail
are asked to enclose self-addressed,
stamped envelope with check payable
to Play Production, and to express first,
second, and third preferences of per-
formances. Tickets $1.50, 1.10, 75c. Fur-
ther information: NO 3-1511, ext. 3383
or 3048.
June Teacher's Certificate Candidates
All requirements for the teacher's cer-
tificate must be completed by May 2.
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.. The office
is open from 8-12 and 1:30 to 4:30.
Student Recital: Louise Scheldrup
will present a recital of compositions
by Telemann, Vivaldi, Mozart, and
Hindemith, Sun., April 10 at 8:30 p.m,
in Aud. A. She will beaccompanied by
David Effron, Pianist and harpsichord-
ist. Miss Scheldrup also will be assisted
by Paul Tpper, violin; Jaice Miner,
violin; Elizabeth Lichty, viola; and
Marjorie Ramsey, cello. The program.
will be open to the general public.
The University Symphony Band, Wil-
lam D. Reveli, conductor, will present
a concert on Sun., April 10 at 4:15 p.m.
In Hill Aud. The Band will play com-
positions by Latham, Rossini, Creston,
Verdi, Mueller, Brisbin, Jacob, Bach,
Strauss and Sousa. open to the general
public without charge.'
Lecture: R. Sauer, Prof. of Mathe-
matics, Technische Hochschule, Munich
Germany will speak on - "Stability of
Transonic Flows Past Profiles" on Mon
April 11 at 4 p.m. in 311 West Engineer-
Lecture on the "Pathogenesis of Con-
genital Malformations in the Mouse"
by Prof. Hans Gruneberg, Department
of Genetics, University College, Lon-
don, England. 4:15 p.m., Third Level
Amphitheater, Medical Science Buil-
Dr. Henry J, Meyer, Prof. of Social
Work and of Sociology, speaking on
"Caseworkers' Perceptions of their
Clients". Tues., April 12, at 12:00 noon
in the 4th floor lounge, Frieze Build-
Mathematics Club: Prof. William J.
LeVeque will speak on "Binary Dio-
phantine Equations", Tues., 4pril 12,
at 8:00 p.m. in the West Conference
Room, Rackham Building. Refreshments
will be served. Graduate students are
invited to attend.
(Continued on Page 8)

NEW DELHI-India is a country where any-
thing can happen-and does -including
the visit of a Chinese Prime Minister who is
coming for a week's stay with neighbors whose
territory he has occupied, to discuss the un-
discussable, negotiate the un-negotiable, and
smooth over the unforgivable as if nothing had
It is a surrealist country which makes out
an impossible agenda for its visiting poten-
tates, and exhausts them by shuttling them
around a grand circuit of tombs, monuments,
caves, temples, state farms, steel plants, and
wreath-layings at the Gandhi Memorial.
But the man who was invited to dinner and
an after-dinner conversation, and who ended
by inviting himself for a seven-day stretch,
will not have to undergo the grand circuit. He
will get a correct if somewhat cool reception,
as befits an earth-shaker determined to vault
the Himalayas and lusting for the role of the
Moghul conquerors of India. And most of the
time he will sit with Nehru, talking through a
Chinese interpreter despite his tolerable know-
ledge of Nehru's English and his somewhat
better knowledge of French-talking, talking,
talking, in his high-pitched chanting voice.
WHAT THEY will talk about is clear enough
from the logic of the situation. Chou is
coming on April 19 to do actual negotiating,
and Nehru's opposition in Parliament and the
press is wasting breath by trying to hold him
to his promise not to negotiate until the Chi-
nese had agreed to withdraw.,
There will have to be give and take on both
sides, since the alternatives are a war or con-
tinued alienation between the two countries,
Neither Nehru nor his Defense Minister,
Krishna Menon, dares envisage a war. As for
Chou and Mao, they do recoil from the idea
of a bloody encounter. But they would rather
get the half-loaf of their immediate aims,
without a full-scale war and without outraging
Asian opinion further,
Can they get this half-loaf? They have a
good chance. They muted their quarrel with
Soekarno over the Indonesian treatment of
overseas Chinese. They signed an agreement
with Ne Win settling, at least for the moment,
the boundary conflict with Burma. And they
have just signed an agreement with Prime
Minister Koirala of Nepal, who came to Peking
to negotiate the border quarrels and get eco-
nomic aid.
Obviously Chou's whole strategy is to iso-

late India, leaving it for the last, and-if there
is no agreement on April 25-depicting it as
the only intractable Asian neighbor. Nehru
had a chance in the fall to make common
cause with all of China's targets - Burma,
Nepal, Indonesia, even Pakistan and Japan-
and present a solid front to it. He scorned such
a strategy as smacking of the system of pacts
and alliances. This allowed China to make bi-
lateral agreements. And it will make it hard
for Nehru to answer Chou's argument that
he is the only holdout.
W HAT HALF-LOAF does Chou count on get-
ting? Since he has built the road across
Aksa-Chin in Ladakh, he will not surrender
it. His troops have penetrated perhaps 75 miles
into Indian territory. Having swallowed so
much he may be generous about disgorging a
little-but not much. As for NEFA, in the
Northeast, the Chinese and the Indians may
agree to create a demilitarized, de-adminis-
tered zone roughly along the McMahon Line
while a boundary commission works at demar-
cating it.
What this amounts to is a horse-trade of
the Chinese gains in Ladakh for the McMahon
Line in the Northeast. The Opposition would
storm and the house of their wrath would
fall around Nehru's ears. But he has repeatedly
spoken of how barren and bleak the Ladakh
mountains are, and how hard it is to know
where the border is in Ladakh.
Krishna Menon's now classic phrase-that
India will not surrender any "administered"
territory-has been tortuously reinterpreted,
but its meaning stands: The Ladakh border is
unadministered by India. He told me that the
Chinese were foolish about building their Aksa-
Chin road in secret-they might have asked
India for permission, and something might
have been arranged. Actually Foreign Office
people have been saying the same thing.
INDIAN OPINION is, of course, divided into
a "hard" and a "soft" school about border
policy. Nehru and Krishna Menon are in the
soft school. The Opposition-including the
Socialist leaders, Acharya Kripilani and Asoka
Mehta, and the Rightist parties of Jan Sangh
and Swatantra-all are in the Hard school.
Partly they are moved by political advan-
tage, but mainly by a conviction that Com-
munist China has a Grand Design to harass,
humiliate, undermine, subvert, and ultimately
rule India as a puppet, in order to introduce
it to the joys of Communist Paradise. Whether
they are right or wrong, they do have a clear
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Discuss Picketing Objections

To the Editor:
AM WEARIED by persons who
oppose anything just for the
sake of publicity, and also those
who speak out on a subject before
they become informed about it. A
possible example of such a person
is Mr. Mahey who stated to The
Daily (April 9, 1960) that he ob-
jects to picketing and that it em-
barrasses the community and the
University. He also reported that
the results of the Cousins Shop
test cases are inconclusive in prov-
ing discrimination in their serv-
ice to Negroes.
Several weeks ago Mr. Mahey
reported rather vaguely to The
Daily that after talking to a clerk
in the Cousins Shop, he felt the
test cases were unfair. So far he
has heard only one side of the
* * *
ings of the demonstrators and I
have as yet to see Mr. Mahey there
to suggest other means of protest
against discrimination besides
picketing; to talk to the persons
who served as test cases to find
out what transpired atkCousins
when they tried to make pur-
chases; and to talk to some, of the
demonstrators to determine their
personal reasons for picketing.
Until he attends some of the
meetings and becomes more in-
formed, it seems to me that Mr.
Mahey should keep his mouth shut
because he is performing a dis-
service to the demonstrators and
their principle of nondiscrimina-

Kodaly . .
To the Editor:
IN A REVIEW of the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra concert of
April 6 Mr. B. the reviewer makes
some statements about Boltan Ko-
daly, which clearly indicate that
he is very unfamiliar with the
Mr. B. states that Kodaly, con-
trary to Bartok, is not national-
istic, and his music is foreign to
certain extent to Hungarian tradi-
tions. This is entirely false. There
is hardly any Kodaly composition
which is not based on typically
Hungarian motives, or taken di-
rectly from folk songs and folk
dances. If Mr. B. does not recog-
nize this fact, then it means that
he does not have much familiarity
with Hungarian music.
WRITING specifically on the
performed piece (Peacock Varia-
tions) Mr. B. criticizes among
others "miscellaneous intrusions"
which smother the "little folk
tune." If he wants to hear this
theme without intrusions he should
listen to Kodaly's choral work
"The Peacock" (Felszallott a
pava). The title of the composi-
tion performed by the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra is Variations.
This traditionally implies changes
in rhythm, appearance of added
melodies, and other modifications
of the original theme. If he knew
a little more about Hungarian mu-
sic 'M'r.' B.would haiv recgnizePd

(which is a usual device in varia-
tions) the music may sound simi-
lar to Chinese, but this doesn't
mean that Kodaly had to go all
the way to China to find melodies
for his compositions.
We also call his attention to the
"little intruding melody" at the
beginning of the finale which is
considered to be one of the oldest
Hungarian folksongs known (also
in pentatonic scale).
This may help to correct a wrong
impression which might have been
created by Mr. B.'s otherwise in-
teresting review.
--Peter Katona, '60
Marianna Katona, '61

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