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Seventieth Year

Pruning Season

Spanish Guitar
Music Comes Alive

n pinions Are Free
mth Will Prevai"r

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or the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.





ROUGH some Council members think oth-
erwise, Student Government's new elections
rules are not only practical but are philosoph-
ically sound.
In the past, SGC election time has occasioned
fraud in the grand American tradition of the
nineteenth century. Members of one fraternity
have manned a polling place for hours at a
time, and their candidate has won.
Ballots with consecutive serial numbers have
been found filled out identically, still fastened
together with their gummed backing.
And the amount candidates have spent has
gone far beyond the limit set, with a strong
suspicion remaining that those caught differed
from their fellows only in having been clumsy.
This has been changed, however. The last
two elections have been fair, in so far as any
outsider could tell. SGC has cleaned its own
house, since it had become obvious that some-
thing had to be done.
But as the elections have been getting clean-
er, so too have the numbers of students voting
been getting -smaller.
To what extent these two phenomena are
related is uncertain. Reducing the number of
illegal ballots counted has no doubt made the
interest shown seem smaller. But one would
think the knowledge that one's legitimate bal-
lot was not going to be cancelled by stuffing
would bring new voters out.
This has simply not happened. Last April's
vote total was a record low for four years of

Then too, the Spring election set, another
all-time record. Twenty candidates came out.
Were there some way of measuring, these 20
might have been found to constitute the mot-
leyest collection of candidates assembled in
four years.
THE TWO observations, that SGC has not
been appealing enough to voters, and that
SGC has not been taken seriously by actual
and potential candidates, led to the new elec-
tiorns rules.
The requirement of 350 signatures for non-
incumbents was examined by the elections com-
mittee. Two justifications for this requirement
were seen: testing the seriousness of the can-
didates' desire to run, and bringing him in con-
tact with some portion of the electorate.
It would be more valuable, the committee
decided, to require the candidate to see fewer
voters but to encourage possible benefits of this
contact. The committee thus recommended re-
ducing required signatures to 250, and placing
HE STANDS FOR" atop the petition form.
The committee apparently carried. this line
of reasoning one step further. If the aims of
petitioning are testing the seriousness of candi-
dature, exposing the candidate to the elector-
ate, and encouraging the electorate to ask ques-
tions, why should incumbents be exempt from.
The only answer considered to have relevance
was that incumbents have many other de-
mands on their time, so it was decided to com-
promise and require only 100 signatures from
the incumbents.
This area of proposed change ran into
trouble when it was pointed out that SGC is
still operating under the old SGC Plan, which
requires 350 signatures from new candidates
and doesn't mention signatures for incumbents.
It was decided to comply with the plan in
so 'far as continuing to require 350 for non-in-
cumbents, but to interpret it loosely in adding
the required signatures for incumbents.
THE SECOND major area in which the rules
have been altered is the outlawing of "post-
ers, pads, calendars and other 'gimmicks',"
The committee rightly felt these devices ob-
scure the problem of choosing competent can-
didates by introducing false criteria.
In line with this change, a rule has been
adopted which reads, "No candidate shall ex-
pend any funds for materials or services other
than the $15.00 election fee and the costs of
his photographs. Exception will be made for
the expenditure of up to $10 for the printing
by SGC of such additional platform statements
as the candidate may desire.
These new rules represent the logical comple-
ment to the tightening-up process of the past
year. For while no rules anywhere can guaran-
tee thoughtful voter participation, these at
least do not discourage it to the measure that
past rules have.

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SATURDAY evening, at Ann Ar-
bor High School Auditorium,
before a capacity audience, Carlos
Montoya brought to life the music
which he obviously loves profound-
ly, and at which he is foremost in
the world. The audience was so
alive and virile and, by the end of
the concert, so vicariously interes-
ted in Mr. Montoya's music, that
shouts of "Ole!" and a standing


Copyright, 1959, Tho Putitzer Publishiing C~
St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Herblock is away due to illness

SGC Member Defends Caliendaring


A FEW DAYS AGO, a girl walked up to the
main desk at -the Union and asked to have
a check cashed.
"We don's cash checks for women," the clerk
responded shortly.
"Why not?" she replied.
"Because women don't pay dues to the Union,
and we don't see any reason for cashing their
checks if they don't pay dues," he said.
This turns out to be a rather curious ration-
ale, as the Women's League is perfectly willing
to cash checks for all comers, men or women.
THIS INCIDENT serves to point up an in-
creasingly prevalent attitude on the part of
many associated with the Union which has
been noticed and objected to by many: a re-
fusal to allow themselves the slightest incon-
venience in assisting the Union's patrons.
It may be said that the Union is, strictly
speaking, a private club and can therefore re-
fuse to cash checks whenever it wants. How-
ever one might wonder why the clerk- didn't
give this as a reason.
For an organization with the pretentions
toward service, the attitude shown by the Un-
ion's staff is unfortunate.

To the Editor:
STUDENT Government Council's
decision to calendar Hillelza-
poppin' in conflict with the Inter-
national Week-Monte Carlo Ball
has becomes the subject of much
criticism and controversy. It is not
my intent to defend the Council's
action. However, I do think it
necessary that the issue be raised
from the level of charge and
counter-charge to that of "prin-
ciple" -the principles to which
the Council and Hillel both seem
to have given insufficient atten-
International Week is the out-
growth of a unique situation which
puts on our campus nearly 2,000
students drawn from countries
whose cultural traditions are "for-
eign" to us. The object of Inter-
national Week is to increase the
contact and fellowship between
these foreign students and their
American hosts. The Monte Carlo
Ball seeks to do this in a social
setting. In this sense its aims
deserve a commendation and sup-
port that phut it in a class apart
from the usual type of .all-campus
The program of International
Week is an expression of their
desire. There is further the appre-
ciation that fellowship is less an
intellectual matter than it is the
feeling that develops from per-
sonal contact and a relaxed shar-
ing of interests. For this reason
the social gathering of the Monte
Carlo Ball takes on a greater sig-
nificance in the plans of Inter-.
national Week.
The action of Student Govern-
ment in calendaring an event in
"conflict" with what is thus a
major part of this program must
seem a reprudiation by our Ameri-
can student leaders of the goals to
which we give such ready lip.
service. The particular event was
not questioned so much as that
the Council would allow any event
to be calendared in conflict with
it. That such a conflict was al-
lowed seemed to indicate some-
thing less than full endorsement
of the objectives of International

I DO NOT FEEL that this was
the case. Hillelzapoppin', while a
social event attended with great
merriment, has none the less a
serious purpose through its con-
tribution to the welfare activities
of the United Jewish Appeal. In
this it certainly shares in the
values of International Week and
makes it all the more reasonable
and desirable for the apparent
conflict to become an actual com-
Hillelzapoppin' is over suffici-
ently early to permit attendance
at the Monte Carlo Ball. To par-
ticipate in both activities would
make real the principles of Inter-
national Week and at the same
time give a deeper meaning to the
humanitarian aims of the Jewish
students. It would, through per-
sonal action, help cement the
bonds of brotherhood to which
financial contribution gives such
easy endorsement.
If the Council's decision detracts
from the value of International
Week and leaves an aftertaste of
disappointment, then it was a
grave mistake. It could not help
but give the impression that our
concern with principles and ideals
is more opportunistic than sincere,
and that when our own "vested
interests" are at stake, we tend
to find an eager appeal to the
expedient under the guise of com-
I can but hope that this impres-
sion will not be justified. The fact
of conflict should well make the
campus, and particularly those
who are involved in Hillelzapoppin'
more sensitive to the universal
meaning of brotherhood. If this is
the result, then the Council acted
with an unknown wisdom. Attend-
ance at the Monte Carlo Ball will
certainly be a measure of this
But whatever the outcome, the
responsibility lies not so much
with Student Government Council
as with the student body, or more
pointedly, with the individual stu-
dent. Fellowship is a personal mat-
ter. It is expressed not in words
but in action and continually re-
newed involvement. International
Week and the Monte Carlo Ball
will provide us with an ideal op-

portunity to develop and demon-
strate this fellowship on our own
-Al Haber
Student Government Council
Face Issues . .
To the Editor:
A CAPACITY crowd of interested
students filled Angell Hall Au-
ditorium B last night to learn
about "University Study in the So-
viet Union" - a timely topic in
view of the recent promotion of
cultural exchange between the
United States and the Soviet Un-
The audience heard about stu-
dent menus, western hit tunes
dent menus, western hit tunes pop-
ular in the Soviet Union, cribbing
on exams, sightseeing impressions
of the city of Moscow, friendships
and fears among the students,
ball-room dancing and oom-pah-
pah bands. But is this all that a
year of graduate study in the So-
viet Union can reveal?
It seems to me that in a lecture
concerned with "university study"
anywhere some mention must be
made of such topics as student and
faculty relations, treatment of
subject material, and in the case of
research scholars libraries and
sources should be of primary con-
cern. This is particularly true of
Russia, where the political party
plays such an important role in=
Little mention was made of the
part played by, the Communist
Party line in the interpretation of
history or the novel, Mr. Luther
and Mr. Swayze's respective fields
of specialization.
No mention was made of the
censorship of western literature,
the accessibility of library mate-
rials in research, freedom of ex-
pression in the classroom, or the
consequences of student opinion
which deviates from the party line.
Having lived in a country under
the communist regime, it seems to
me that these are issues which
should be of paramount impor-
tance to Americans, especially in
a lecture entitled "University
Study in the Soviet Union."
Solveiga Aizinas, Grad.

Orchestra program Sunday was
of more than passing interest to
the University crowd. The orches-
tra is fairly well spiced with mu-
sic school people; reading the per-
sonnel list must be a source of
dreadful delight to the Dean when
he can tear himself away from
Robert's Rules of Order.
But the main attraction was
Karen Taylor, a student of piano,
and soloist for the Grieg piano
concerto. Miss Taylor appeared
,with the Plymouth orchestra last
year, and here she is again, play-
ing a concerto requiring ability
and endurance enough 'to chal-
lenge any performer.
The programme began with a
suite of Rameau music orchestrat-
ed by Felix Mottl. As the name
suggests, this is a spotty arrange-
ment of the sort Mottl was habit-
ually doing, but the Plymouth or-
chestra turned it into a first-rate
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AFTER THE Rameau Suite, the
orchestra turned to Grieg's con-
certo. This work seemed to present
no insurmountable problems to
either orchestra, conductor Wayne
Dunlap, or soloist Taylor, although
a few questions of tempo remained
to be resolved in the spot.
Miss Taylor breezed through her
part with few qualms, exhibiting a
special facility for cadenzas, com-
plicated fingerings, and other dif-
ficulties. Virtuoso concertos often
present enough complexity to the
performer so that no time is left
for careful interpretation, just as
this sentence may present enough
complexity to the reader so that
the meaning is obscured.
Someday, I should like to hear
Karen Taylor play piano with a
major orchestra; she may, at her
present rate of progress, get to
Boston's Symphony Hall before I
leave. But the Plymouth Orches-
tra was certainly adequate for
representational purposes.
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AFTER intermission, the or-
chestra turned to an orchestrated
set of "Roumanian Folk Dances"
by Bartok. These betray their ori-
gins occasionally, having been
originally written for piano and
orchestra. Well done, too.
The programme concluded with
Schumann's second symphony,
something of a problem for a 75-
piece orchestra with only one man
on tympani. The string sections
began to deteriorate like Union
food during the second and third
movements, but pulled together
for a fast and furious fourth. The
tympani paer was busier than
IAdministrators during Board in
Review meetings, but, unlike this
unfortunate example, the overall
effect was generally satisfactory.
Under the leadership of Wayne
Dunlap, the Plymouth Symphony
is an organization of more than
passing interest. The November 15
concert will present Mahler's first
symphony, Haydn's "T r u m p e t
Concerto," and Kodaly's "Peacock
Variations" at the Plymouth High
School Auditorium. Admission is
free, although membership dona-
tions are not unwelcome.
Summing Up: Plymouth's or-
chestra is well worth a short auto
trip to hear; add Karen Taylor
and I'd ride the Dean of Women's
-David Kessel

(Continued from Page 2)
Research Chemist, Research Mathema-
tician, Research Metallurgist, Research
Physicist. Federal Service Entrance Ex-
aminiation: Closing date for Manage-
ment Internships: Jan. 28, 1960. Closing
date for general positions: April 28, 1960.
Agricultural Research Scientist. Ma-
chinist. Chemist, Mathematician, Elec-
tronic Scientist, Metallurgist, Physicist.
Student .Part-Time
The following part-time jobs are
available to students. Applications for
these jobs can be made in the Non-
Academic Personnel Office; Rm. 1020
Admin. Bldg., during the following
hours: Monday through Friday, 1:30
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ovation marked the end of the
Mr. Montoya began his concert
with "Variaciones" which, as the
title implies, is a set of improvi-
sions in Flamenco dance rhythm.
Here, for some people, was the
first opportunity to see Mr. Mon-
toya's brilliant technique. Gasps
of near disbelief were discernable
from a great many in the audience.
"Rondena" was one of the num-
bers which followed and truly ex-
ploited Mr. Montoya's technique
to the utmost. It consisted of ex-
tended cadenza-like passages in
which, at moments, sound was
emitted solely by the impact of
the fingering of the left hand No
right hand was used, especially on
trills of any great length.
"SAETA" was the outstanding
piece played in the second set, and
perhaps, the finest in the entire
concert. It is a song sung by Fla-
menco singers during Holy Week
procession in Sevilla. Montoya's
arrangement vividly imitated the
military band. The sound of drums
was created by bringing the two
lowest strings together, gaining a
"con sordino" effect, and then
drumming on the strings with the
right hand.
Cornets were simulated by short,
ringing staccato notes. One would
suppose that the drums would
have been done with the pinky on
the face of the guitar, as was done
throughout the concert, but the
method mentioned above is living
proof of Mr. Montoya's creativity
as a musician.
One of the encores Mr. Montoya
played, on his Marcelo Barbero
guitar, was his arrangement, Fla-
menco style, of the "Saint Louis
Blues." It is one of the most cre-
ative settings of the American
blues classic, and it has beendre-
corded with Mr. Montoya backed-
up by three famous jazz musicians.
Asked what he thought of blues,
Mr. Montoya replied, "I like it . .
when done well!"
It can be said that the most ex-
citing part of the evening was to
find that Carlos Montoya is equal-
ly as fine a person as he is a gui-
tarist. rAnn Arbor will certainly
look forward to his next concert.
-Felix Pappalardi
HOW IS ONE to evaluate the
Kingston Trio? They claim
they do not fall into any readily
defined category: they are not
folksingers, or jazz artists or a
classical choral group. They admit
to being merely entertainers.
Thus the evaluation of their
work must be in terms of the
quality of entertainment they of-
fer. At their Masonic Auditorium
concert Sunday in Detroit this
group was entertaining indeed.,
They presented a performance of
exciting, almost electric intensity
and they entertained their audi-
Utilizing primarily the material
from their first three long play
recordings, plus their few smash
singles, the Trio sang and clowned
their way through an hour-long
THEY HAVE obviously polished
the technical aspects of their act
since their first long playing disk,
"The Kingston Trio." The guitar
and banjo playing is now unmar-
red by obvious errors, the vocal
harmony is on pitch, the perform-
ance one of highly polished show-
Dave Guard, the "acknowledged
leader" of the troupe, spent the

evening prefacing songs with re-
marks of intellectual mirth, in the
vein of the "Hungry i'' recording.
His comments set the tone for the
fun-filled performance.
The music was good, occasionally
reaching heights of excitement, as
in "It Takes a Worried Man, To
Sing a Worried Song," where audi-
ence participation through hand-
clappingand foot-stampingma-
terially added to the strength of
the performance.
"Coplas," one of the more frivo-
lous numbers from the original LP,
was polished up and more intri-
cate rhythm added, "Tom Dooley"
remained the same, but drew
thunderous applause from the au-
dience of Trio fans.
THE TRIO heard Sunday was
the Trio of the latest LP, "The
Kingston Trio at Large." This is
an admittedly commercialized
group which does not hesitate to
revamp folk song standards to
their own public relations medium.
For what they are, they are out-
This was best shown in their
closing number, theold spiritual
favorite, "When the Saints Go
Marching In." This was performed,
as they have it on record, with





Summit Plans Move On


Associated Press News Analyst
PLANNING for a summit conference can go
into high gear now that the Macmillan gov-
ernment has been returned to power in Britain.
That's not the only reason, however, although
it is the expressed reason, that official Washing-
ton was pleased with the British election re-
There had been considerable trepidition when
pre-election polls kept reporting a strong Labor
Party comeback from its low point after Mac-
millan's visit to Moscow last spring.
The prospect of having to do business with
Aneurin Bevan as British foreign minister had
been worrisome. Bevan and his leftwing Labor
associates are strongly opposed to many United
States policies. They would even have Britain
resign her membership in the atomic club.
THERE WAS FEAR that this attitude, if it
became official British policy, would greatly
Editorial Staff
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JOAN KAATZ .................. Magazine Editor
BARTON HUTHWAITE...............Features Editor
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weaken the hand of Allied negotiators who will
soon resume conferences with Soviet delegates
on a permanent suspension of nuclear bomb
Bevan and his party chief, Hugh Gaitskell,
have often criticized American influence in all
British international affairs.
Even though from this distance it appears
that domestic issues were largely controlling,
the vote can also be taken as an important
public endorsement of Conservative foreign
policy which is generally in tune with that of
the United States. The government.had sought
to make this the chief issue, but as the dead-
line approached there was really more discus-
sion of internal fiscal policy, and Labor's prom-
ise to reduce some taxes.
TJHERE SEEMS to be little doubt that pros-
perity was the controlling factor. Things
are so much better for the British these days
that it is immediately visible to the returning
This has made the people more willing to
carry Britain's burdens in the free world's
defense posture.
Planning for a summit conference has been
only superficial up to now because of the elec-
tion hiatus in Britain. But some exploratory
discussions have taken place, and now the busi-
ness can go into high gear. There are some
reconciliations to be made in Anglo-American
views as against Franco-German views, and
then some specific arrangements for an agenda,
which may have to be prepared at a meeting
of the Big Four foreign ministers.
This raises some doubt whether a summit
meeting can be held this year, as once was
considered possible after the Eisenhower-
Khrushchev conferences.

Gould Sings Mozart, Swings Bach


GLENN GOULD is one of the
great artists of the current pi-
ano scene. Last night his genius
was apparent for all with ears;
his faults - there were important
ones-could be accepted as things
not learned by an as yet young
The opening "'work was an or-
gan fantasia by Sweelinck. This
was a fine vehicle for the demon-
stration of Mr. Gould's fantas-
tically delicate touch: he seems
to subdue the naturally rapid at-
tack of the piano and produce a
melodic line that sounds far clos-
er to an organ than one could ex-
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unable to alter his approach to
fit such unromantic music. The
work is the first to be completely
organized in the twelve tone sys-
tem; it is also, as the names of the
movements imply, still very much
in the classic tradition.
A dualistic contrast pervades.
This is musical wit, an almost bit-
ing wit. Sharp accents, rhythmic
contrasts are essential. These
qualities were under-emphasized
last night, and the performance
became somewhat academic.
The first two movements of the
Mozart Sonata, K. 330, lacked a
precise and sweeping turn of
nhras eIn the slow movement, the

Goldberg Variations of J. S. Bach.
These alone made the evening
worthwhile. Apparently the need
to concentrate on the contrapun-
tal intricacies keeps Mr. Gould's
romantic tendencies in check.
It is hard to make lush an ara-
besque or a rapid fugue. But lilt-
ing his Bach is, swung in fact; this
was bouncy Bach and beautiful.
This was particularly noticeable
in the early free style variations,
immediately following the canons.
In these the theme is primarily
heard as a bass motive above the
harmonies based on which im-
provisations shimmer.
There is a gradual quieting of
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