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Seventieth Year

Vhen Opinions Are Free
Truth Wil Prevail"

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

fY. NOVEMBER 7, 1959


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League Women's Week
Sets Good Pattern

THE LEAGUE' Council, finding their Home-
coming duties lighter than usual this year,
cast a round in search of another project to
which to devote their full interest and effort.
Instead of retaliating with an amusement pro-
ject to rival the festive Homecoming itself, they
inaugurated Women's Week-an event that
they were prompt to explain was not a turn-
about, "girl-ask-boy" affair.
The Council set aside five days for their
project (last Monday through Friday) to pre-
sent a problem well worth the attention of
college women: To analyze the role of women
in America, especially her "conflicting" goals
of ,marriage and career. To help stimulate
thought along these lines, a limited but well-
chosen number of events were scheduled.
Prof. Marvin Felheim of the English depart-
ment reviewed and discussed "The Second Sex,"
by Simone de Beauvoir. An administration
panel - composed of persons all especially
familiar with the women's part in higher edu-
cation-discussed "A Looking Glass of Con--
flicting Goals."
A second panel !,discussion, "A World of
Women," to be led by Prof. Hide Shohara, to
include foreign students, was also scheduled.
This panel was 'to discuss the women's role
in marriage and education in other countries.
T HE LEAGUE'S project demanded nothing so
strenuous or even as time-consuming as
building a float or display. Instead it was asking
campus women to think about something they
would probably have tor. reckon with someday
anyway-marriage, career, or possibly both.
And to help them in their pondering, the week's
schedule of events contained probably some of
the best opportunities Michigan women may
ever again for determining their role in society.
,But apparently many women here felt justi-
fied in passing up this opportunity. The "Sec-
ond Sex" book review and discussion was poorly
attended; the panel discussion was certainly
not packed to capacity; and the panel, "A
Women's World," was put off for a week when
it will tie in with International Week, because
there just 'were not enough people there to
make it worthwhile.
But then a poor attendance characterized
other campus events last week: an all-time low

for SGC elections voting was recorded. This
was attributed to the weather. Hyde Park drew
at best some 250 students-again, the weather.
Women's Week events were poorly attended-
mid-term exams and again, the weather?
PERHAPS these low attendance records reflect
what is rumored to be the general college
trend: a slacking off of interest in student
activities. Yet every dorm, sorority, and fra-
ternity on campus manages to put up a Home-
coming display. Perhaps the trend is better
defined in a slacking off of student interest
in worthwhile or potentially worthwhile activi-
SGC may at this point be considered to be an
ineffectual organization. But those who feel this
way haven't even bothered to find out why it is
And although the Hyde Park soap box is
often occupied by jokers, occasionally a serious-
minded individual is worth listening to and
speaks his piece. And, too, Hyde Park presents
one of the few opportunities for the individual
on campus to communicate his ideas and opin-
ions to the otherwise non-hearing, non-seeing
WOMEN'S WEEK needs no justification. The
project was clearly conscientiously and
skillfully planned to provoke thought along
worthwhile lines.
Even though Women's Week could have met
with more enthusiastic response, it would be
unfortunate to discardthenproject from next
year's schedule of events. And the best remdey
for the current complaint of an overcrowded
calendar would be to weed out the numerous
projects that do no more than consume time
and provide laughs-and replace them with a
few constructive programs.
In fact, the Union might take a positive step
forward by sponsoring as thought provoking a
project for the men as the League offered the
women this past week.
It appears that the University is producing
a crop of intelligent lethargics with all the
ability to think and act constructively but lack
the mental vitality to do so. If people don't care
about the constructive events going on about
them now, when will they start?

'Met' Ten
THERE IS no doubt in this writ-
er's mind that Richard Tucker
possesses one of the world's great
tenor voices. His performance last
night in Hill Auditorium reaf-
firmed this opinion.
The Tucker voice is rich and
large throughout its range. He car-
ries the fullness of the 1lower
register all the way in his high
range, giving his voice evenness
and rich sound throughout.
Like most operatic singers, Mr.
Tucker is not completely at home
on the recital stage, and in the
operatic manner he seems to feel
that he must give his audience a
sampling of everything - French,
German, Italian, English songs,
good and bad.
SINCE OPERA is Mr. Tucker's
rightful domain, it was in the
arias that he shone brightest.
Opening with an aria from Mehul's
little known opera, Joseph, he re-
vealed himself to be a great ex-
ponent of 19th - century French
opera. He sang this aria with ex-
traordinary musicality and vocal
Other operatic numbers included
a slightly "hammy" performance
of Turiddu's farewell to his mother
from Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusti-
cana and the gorgeous E lucevan
le stelle from Puccini's Tosca. The
latter was a pre-intermission en-
While Mr. Tucker sang both of
these arias with his usual mag-
nificent tone, he fell down con-
siderably in the matter of taste.
Concert performances of operatic
excerpts do not require, nor desire
the unrestrained emotionalism

or Reveals
favored by Metropolitan Opera
claques. Certainly, the final gasp-
ing sob of the Puccini aria was
* * *
A GROUP of lieder by Schubert
and Brahms was sung rather
operatically, but in a manner that
was a refreshing change from the
precious approach of most special-
ists in this art.
Some American song's and two
Neapolitan songs provided the
trash for the program. There are
some fine American songs. Why
not sing them? The fact that the
Neapolitan songs are in Italian
doesn't make them any less-trash.
However, it has become usual for
great voices to waste their gifts
on poor music and so Richard
Tucker, one of our greatest voices,
is in excellent company.
-Robert Jobe
Academic Notices
An interdepartmental symposium
with audience participation on "Is
Schiller Great as a Poet?" on Mon..
Nov. 9 at 4:15 p.m., in the multipur-
pose room, third floor, undergraduate
library. Panel: Richard C. Blake, Fey-
chology; Prof. Glauco Cambon, Eng'r
and Romance; Emery E. George, Ger-
man; Prof. Fred B. Wahr, German,
Thomas Prof. G. Winner, Slavic; Prof.
Martin Wyck.
Engrg. Mechanics Seminar, Mon., Nov.
9 at 4:00 p.m. in Rm. 218, W. Engrg.
Bldg. Bertram Herzog, instructor in En-
gineering Mechanics, will speak oi "vi-
bration and Buckling of Bars and
Plates." Coffee will be served in Rm. 201
w. Engrg. at 3:30 p.m.



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The Senior Column
DySelma so ~y

(Editor's Note: Barton Huthwaite,
Daily Features Editor, has worked
as "everything from a pots and
pans man to a busboy" on campus
during the past four years.)
STUDENT busboys are a thick-
skinned lot.
They can be found enduring
abuse everywhere on campus .
ignoring complaints of cold food
in neighborhood lash houses, si-
lently submitting to the exacting
demands of sorority housemothers
and reluctantly agreeing with
economy-minded fraternity stew-
ards anxious to please every vot-
ing member of their house.
There are those on the other end
of the plate who would violently
disagree that busboys are a down-
trodden lot. Charging "corruption
in the kitchen," fraterrnity mem-
bers especially view them as a
gluttonous clique determined to
cheat the cash-paying "brothers"
at every turn.
ACCUSATIONS leveled at fra-
ternity busboys range from taking
the choicest cuts of meat to tak-

ing -home extra food for later con-
sumption. The fraternity man,
supposedly caught between the
house steward's perennial econo-
my measures and the kitchen
crew's hoarding tendencies, con-
siders himself ,barely kept above
the starvation point.
Amid this clamor of accusations.
and counter-accusations, the
faithful busboy plods to and fro
from the kitchen to the dining
room carrying out his daily duties.
Long experience has taught him to
keep his mouth shut and merely
shrug his shoulders when "the
brothers" air their frequent com-
Busboys have conditioned them-
selves to the unusual qualities of
"group eating." On Friday nights,
he is a jovial fellow ready to duck
flying spoons, paper napkins and
soggy rolls thrown by slightly-tip-
sy "brothers" who have just re-
turned from a TGIF party.
WHEN THE time comes to serve
dessert (especially in the case of

Notes from Ben Gurion

EW DELHI-With the Israeli elections in
the news, I have been going back to some
collections and notes of a conversation with
ine Minister David Ben Gurion, in late
ptember, about a week before I came to India.
nce it was' a conversation rather than a
rmal interview, I want to give the basic drift
the Prime Minister's remarks, and' their
ingency. But I don't want to saddle him with
ty political meanings that he did not intend.
Ben Gurion understandably avoided talking
mestic Israeli politics, except to say that he
as confident he would do well in the elections.
was the day when the news of Khrushchev's
sarmament proposal reached the Israeli pa-
rs, and it 'was on both our minds. He spoke
it with hope: if the Russians really meant
he said, it could be a great historic event.
s doubts were mainly about a government
:e the Chinese, and whether they would ac-
pt it.
[Y LAST PREVIOUS conversation with him.
was in the Spring of 1958, during the cele-
ation of Israel's tenth anniversary as a state.
found a notable contrast between the two
nversations. I had just returned from a stay
Egypt, and we talked about Nasser's threats
reprisals after the Suez war. Ben Gurion
t undaunted, yet his mood seemed a grey
[ asked him about persistent reports at that
ne that there had been unofficial efforts be-
e Suez to start peace talks between himself
d Nasser. I had heard in Cairo that a neutral
,ermediary had seen both men several times
t that Ben Gurion's terms in the end had
en too stiff. He agreed that there had been
ch efforts, hinted that they were American,

which took place in the interval between our
two conversations, must have accounted for a
good deal of the change in the Prime Min-
ister's mood. In 1958 he told me grimly that
the Israelis could withstand any Arab assault
upon them-unless the Russian armies came
in as well. Several times he came back to that
"unless." In my second conversation he no
longer talked of Russian intervention, which
has been made highly improbable by the new
Middle East situation.
INSTEAD HE SEEMED to feel that changes
are now going on inside the Russian social
system which will in time transform- it. The
dictatorship aspect of the Russian government,
he felt, is bound to be diluted by these changes.
Emphasizing that he knew the Russian peo-
ple from first-hand experience, he said that
the current spread of education in Russia;will
also have its effects: the Russian youth will
learn more than the'government intends them
to learn.
We talked about the Russian Jews in our
first' conversation, but not in our second. My
own conviction, drawn from a number of
sources, is that Ben Gurion has never given up
hoPe that the Russians will in time release a.
portion of their Jewish population, and allow
them to go to Israel. As is well known, this is
also the position of Nahum Goldman, who as
the head of various world Jewish organizations
has been worling astutely and actively in this
direction. Since the Roumanian emigration of
Jews dried up because of the too intense heat
of publicity, there has been little emigration
from Iron Curtain countries, but some trickles
remain and will grow.
Most of our conversation this time was on
Israel's efforts to build an economy and a new
culture, and on the evidences of a revived spirit
of commitment among its people. Ben Gurion
told me of conversations he had with two
American physicists-Oppenheimer of the In-
stitute for Advanced Studies, and Weiskopf of
M.I.T. Both had come to Israel with curiosity
about whether it offered a new "way" for peo-
ple in quest of one. Oppenheimer told him he
had found this truer than he had expected it
to be. Weiskopf was enthusiastic.
BEN GURION was pleased with the number
of American scientists who are showing
this interest in Israel. I thought I detected
here, in a new form, his old hope that young
American Jews would come in large numbers
to help build Israel.
This iron Prime Minister, who tilled his
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strawberry shortcake, apple pie a
la mode, etc.), he becomes a diplo-
matic wizard. Any attempt by an
unusually adept "brother" to hide
an extra serving on his lap is
quickly spotted by the hawk-eyed
He tactfully explains "there are
only enough desserts to go around
once," and the blushing culprit
silently hands back his prize. Ap-
peal to brotherhood works won-
ders in group living.
Every fraternity has its "glut-
ton" "seconds man" or what have
you. "The "glutton" presents per-
haps the busboy's greatest chail-
lenge. Easily spotted by his ex-
panding waistline and close prox-
imity to the kitchen door, the
"glutton" can easily be heard
amid the shouts, laughter and
clatter of group eating.
* * *
HIS FAVORITE phrase is a
gruff, "D'ya have anymore meat,
potatoes, pickles" .ad infini-
tum. He is a- voracious consumer
of bread and PB&J (translation:
peanut butter and jelly).; The
"glutton" is determined not to be
subjected to the starvation diet of
his companions.
But there is a brighter side to.
the busboy's usually role of faith-
ful servant. Sitting in some ob-
scure corner of the dining room is,
a quiet, well-mannered student
who never complains about the
cold potatoes, greasy gravy or lack
of extra servings.
I had the fortunate experience
of discovering such a rare inidi-
vidual several weeks ago.,,Since
then, he has put on weight, his
potatoes are warm and his gravy
isn't greasy. Meanwhile, the rest
of the dining room continues its
clamor of social injustice.

U.S. News
Associated Press News Analyst
IN DISCUSSING the effect of the
steel strike on American pos-
ture in the cold war it's just as
well to remember that it is not
only such big events which give
the peoples of the world their im-
pressions of this country.
The entire face of the nation is
laid bare before an interested
world these days as never before.
And it is the character of this
composite face which in the end
will determine whether the United
States or -the Soviet Union is
chosen as a model by that portion
of the world which is now in the
process of rapid political and eco-
nomic evolution .
Before World War I the world
paid little attention to the United
States. Until World War II an
overwhelming proportion of the
world's news was provided through
western European news agencies,
with emphasis on Europe as the
* * *
NOW THINGS have changed,
because the United States has be-
come the hub, with Soviet Russia
challenging. The two great United
States news services each now
serve news to about 80 countries.
The vast dissemination of news
by the American services now
means that there is no longer any
such thing as what we used to
call domestic affairs because no
country remains untouched by
what goes on here.
Every facet of the American
economy, the men Americans elect
to public office and the way they
act, every social attitude, the kind
of music and art we produce, is
appraised abroad and has its bear-
ing on the effectiveness of Ameri-
can foreign policy.

To The Editor.

Van Doren et al. . ..
To the Editor:
Questions Answered
(by Van Doren, et. al.)
Can you not see the answer
on his puny passioned face
Is not wrong yet-can you
suspect him of it
It was the evening--
an audience was waiting
You, men, were glad to sit down
comfortably and stare
And be amazed by success not
of your day
It was a kind of heightening
for you
A forgetting like asleep-
but better!
You watched a dream come true
(Much better than asleep to
leave you fresh
for something stale)
Yes turn him on. It's time again
The day is done--
you need a climax
There look he parades the
care trained mind
Again, again-he answers right
How could one command such
scattered bits of information
Such obscurities he knows
Such detail
What a man--he wins--
more money-more
(The government can't take
that all-he'll have some left)
Men he was after the fringe
benefits of life
He thought you were-weren't
you-he asking that
Did he live a spectacular
Don't you need that-he was
so sympathetic with you all
Tired, waiting comfort,
sght thill

But do not impose truth on
the next
It doesn't work when
they understand your need.
-Kathleen Dunne, '60
Caustic . .
To the Editor:
Y OU ARE to be congratulated on
your seemingly sudden but
nonetheless overwhelming interest
in the forthcoming SGC elections.
Upon picking up Sunday's edition,
I was pleased to note that the
staff had prepared neat little coin-
mentaries on the candidates who
will go up for election on the
third and fourth of this month.
There is one question I would
like answered, however: just ex-
actly where did you get the infor-
mation upon which you based
these commentaries? Did you fold
up a few caustic -comments and
then assign them to candidates by
drawing them out of a hat?
Foremost in my mind is the case
of Elliott Tepper. On the front
page ,The Daily asserts that he is
against "segmentalism." That is
a nice word, but I would like to
know where you got it from. Cer-
tainly not from his official plat-
form and definitely not from his
open-house speeches. Out of the
On the fourth page you have
dragged one of journalism's oldest
and nastiest tricks for casting poor
light on someone out of its cold,
damp little hiding place. You quote
Mr. Tepper as having said: "'As
brevity enhances any formal docu-
ment, I will try to make this state-
ment as concise as possible'." Fol-
lowing this, you made mention
of the fact that it took him three
pages to complete his Dlatform

Placement Notices
The following school has a teaching
vacancy at this time.
Monroe, Mich. - JHS vocal music.
For additiona information' contact
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Ad-
min, Bldg., NO3-1511, Ext. 489.
The following schools have listed
teaching vacancies for the seconda se-
mester of this school year.
Evanston, Il. - Girls' Physical Edu-
Inkster, Mich. (Dearborn District
No. 8) - HS Girls' Phys. Ed., Second
Monroe, Mich. - Kindergarten.
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - French, Ott,
grade General Science. ,
White Plains, N.Y. (Greenburgh Jr.
High).- General Science. 1
For any additional information con-
tact the Bureau of Appointments, 3528
Admin. Bldg., NO 3-1511, Ext. 489.
Personnel Interviews:
The following companies will inter-
view at Engrg. Placement, 128H W.
Engrg. Bldg.
Nov. 12:
American Bosch Arma Corp., Arma
Div., Garden City, L.I. N.Y. BS: BE, E
Math, EM, E Phys, ME and Physics.
MS::EE, EM, ME and Physics. Feb.
grads only. Citizenship required.
American Brake Shoe Co. dall divi-
sions. Met. openings in N.J. and N.Y.
Hydraulic Des. and Iev. in N.J.; Roch-
ester, N.Y., Columbus, Ohio. Castings
des. in Elyria, Ohio. BS and MS: AE,
EM, IE, ME and Met. Feb., June and
Aug. grads. Must be male U.S. citizen.
Avco Mfg. Corp., Crosley Div., COl-
,cinnati, Ohio. All degrees: EE, ME, N.A.
and Mar. B: E Physics. Feb. and June
grads. Citizenship required. MS and
PhD: Physics.
Avco Mfg. Corp., Res. and advanced
Dev. Div., wilmington, Mass. All de-
grees: AE, ChE, EE, E Phys., ME, Met.
and Science, Physics, Analytical Chem.
MS and PhD: Inorganic Chem., Phys.,
Chemistry, and Math. Feb., June and
Aug. grads. Citizenship required. Sum-
mer employment: Grads only.
(p.m.) Campbell 'Soup Co., Napoleon,
Ohio. BS and MS: ChE, EE, ME. BS: IE.
Feb. grads only. Men only.
Humble Oil & Refining Co., Res. and
Dev. .Div., Prod. Res. Div. Advanced
degree: ChE and Chemists. Citizenship
Johnson Service Co., Home office in
Milwaukee, Wis., pius.15 locations
throughout US and Canada. BS and
MS: CE, IE, ME. Also: AE, Ag. E, ChE,
Ceramic E, Physics, Math and Gen'.
Sci. who have definite interest in auto-
matic control.
The Koppers Co. All Divisions, in-
cluding Plastics, Chemicals and Dye
stuffs, Tar Products, Metal Products.
Pittsburgh, Baltimore and nationwide.
All degrees: ChE and ME. Feb., June
and Aug. grads. Men only.
Mich. State Highway Dept.,Bridge
and Road Design, Lansing, Mich. BS
and MS: CE. Feb., June and Aug. grads.
Men only.
Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., Columbia-
Southern Chem. Corp., Barberton and
Zanesville, Ohio; Natrium, W. va., Cor-
pus Christi, Texas, Lake Charles, La.
All degrees: ChE. Feb. June and Aug.
grads. Men only.
Nov. 11 and 12:
Union Carbide Corp., Union Carbide
Nuclear Co., Oak Ridge, Tenn~, Padu-
cah, Ky. All degrees: ChE, EE, EM, In-
stru., ME, Met., Nuclear, Physics and
Math. BS: E Math and E Physics. Feb.
grads. June and Aug. grads at grad
level. Citizenship required.
Nov. 12 and 13:
United Aircraft Corp., Hamilton
Standard Div. State of Conn. BS and
MS: AE, EE, IE ME. Met. BS: EM. MS:
Instru. Feb., June and Aug. grads. Must
be male US citizen.
International Telephone and Tele
graph, Primarily USA-Some Held sery-
ice (Foreign) Experience 'preferred. All
degrees: EE and Physics. MS and PhD:
Math. Feb. and June grade. Citizen-
ship required.
Student Part-Time
The following part-time fobs are
available to students. Applicationsfor
these jobs can be 'made in the Non-
Academic Personnel Office, Rm. 1020
Admin. Bldg.,' during the following
hours: Monday through Friday. 1:30
p.m. to 4:45 p.m. Employers desirous o
hiring students for part-time work
should contact Jim Stempson, Student
Interviewer, at NO 3-1511. Et. 2939.

A Quick Solution

t that it was Nasser's- terms
d had been impossible.
The rift between Nasser and

which in the
the Russians,

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