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Wednesday, July 9, 1975

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Five

Rumors of Soviet-U.S.
grain deal. syur buyigng

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Daily Photo by KEN FINK
MEMBERS of the Chicago Symphony String Quartet perform at Monday evening's University Mu-
sical Society Concert. The group gave interpretations of several classical works, including Bee-
thoven's "String Quartet No. 11 in F Minor, Op. 95" and Ravel's "String Quartet in F Major."
Chicago Symphony's String
Quartet: Less than sparkling

By RICHARD JAMES
From the outset it was ap-
parent that the performance of
the Chicago Symphony String
Quartet - featured in Monday
evening's University Musical So-
ciety Concert-was careful, ac-
curate, and consistent but hard-
ly memorable.
The members, all principle
Chicago Symphony players, have
worked together for almost a
decade and have been orches-
tral musicians for much longer.
This added experience served
to give a unique flavor to the
State -house

quartet's performance.
BECAUSE of this experience,
the frequent problems of a
domineering first violinist and
overshadowed second violinist
were non-existent.
The reverse side of the coin
surfaced, however, in the-lack
of fire in interpretations and
the general absence of drama-
tic sparkle which left most of
the audience less than wildly'
enthusiastic.
Nowhere was this deficiency
more apparent than in the con-
cert's opening work, Beethoven's
d eeats bill

to lower income taxes

"String Quartet No. 11 in F
Minor, Op. 95." This is a com-
position which is clearly in tune
with the angry mood of much of
Beethoven's late work. However,
the performers failed to pursue
this mood, especially in the first
movement, which came off al-
most warmly, even in the most
robust segments.
HOWEVER, despite a few
rough spots, primarily from the
first violinist, the quartet was
very accurately rendered with
a steady, though far from com-
plete trend towards a more
characteristic interpretation in
the third and fourth movements.
The second work, a contem-
porary one by Leon Stein, in-'
corporated a saxophone ito the
string quartetand, although the
piece itself was rather ineffec-
tual at times, it successatily
proved the viability of such an
ensemble combination. The mu-
sical language was modere, but
hardly impenetrable to the lis-
tener.
The quartet's reading of the
popular Ravel "String Quartet
in F Major" was aAsily the
most lively of the evening,
though occasionally a bit brash
for Ravel's lighter moments.
They played the work wel and
of one mind in what was a very
effective reading.
Like the rest of 'he program,
this final piece left the audi-
ence with the impression of
s t u r d y musicianship. Though
hardly a stirring concert, it was
a satisfying one with few bad
moments and quite a few good
ones.

By The Associated Press the Russians had made arrange-
Rumors of new Soviet-Amer- ments to charter 15 ships able
ican grain transactions touched to carry 25,000 metric tons each,
off a buying spree yesterday on but added that there was no
the Chicago Board of Trade, as gorantee the ships would be
dealers recalled the sharp price used for grain. Even if they
increases that followed the U.S. were used for grain, Sosland
sales of wheat, corn and other said, they woeld be able to car-
grains exactly three years ago. ry only 1.8 million metric tons
The Department of Agricul- a year - less than the amount
ture said it had heard, but rumored to be involved in the
could not confirm the rumors. new deals.
The department's weekly re- IN A related development,
view of world farm production Senate investigators continued
and trade, issued yesterday, probing allegations of corrup-
made no mention of the Soviet tion in the grain inspection sys-
Union's harvest situation, a key tem. Representatives of the
factor in determining how much grain industry and grain in-
grain the Russians might want. spectors urged Senate subcom-
DEPUTY Assistant Secretary mittees not to approve a pro-
of Agriculture Richard Bell said posal giving the secretary of
USDA experts were working on agriculture emergency powers
a new analysis and that an up- to clean up the inspection sys-
dated Soviet harvest estimate is tem.
expected in a day or two. The reports of the new grain
The editor of a Midwest trade deals, first published in two
publication who was one of the London newspapers, said the
first to learn about the 1972 Soviet Union was making ar-
sales said he had not heard of rangements through third par-
any new purchases by the So- ties for ships to use in the pos-
viots. sible transport of up to 10 mit-
Morton Sosland, editor and lion metric tons of grain -
publisher of Milling and Baking three million from Canada and
News, said in Kansas City that seven million from the U.S.
FEC asks end to
politi cal freebies
(Continued from Page 3) $2 million limit the new law
to remodel it to conform to the places on each party's expendi-
committee's needs, however, is tures for its national conven-
not a complimentary feature tion "is unrealistically low."
incident to an overall pur- But it added that any change
chase." in that figure would have to
come from Congress, not the
-"Similarly, the provision of commission.
buses and automobiles to trans-
port committee officials and
the provision of private law en- AUGUST
forcement services are not in-
cident to any purchase and are GRADUATE?
expenses which the commit-
tees would incur if the corpor- The deadline for order-
ations did not do so." ing caps & gowns has
THE STAFF also recom- been extended to July
mended barring municipalities 16, 1975.
from accepting corporate dona- ORDER AT
tions of services and passing THE UNIVERSITY
them along to the national po- CELLAR
litical committees. 769-7940
The staff also said that the
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LANSING (UPI) The S t a t e
House yesterday narrowly de-
feated a proposal to reduce the
personal income tax rate from
1.6 to 4.4 per cent next Jan. 1.
The proposal, a surprise
amendment to another tax bill,
failed on a 55-51 vote.
THE amendment was offered
by Rep. Monte Geralds (D-Mad-.
ison Heights.)
The legislature raised the state
income tax from 3.9 to 4.6 per
cent May 1 to make up for re-
venue lost through voter repeal
of the sales tax on food and
drugs.
Geralds said the .2 per cent
tax cut could be made by trim-
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posed $3.04 billion state budget.
"IT'S- time we were respon-
sible, to the people of Michigan
who sent us here," Geralds said.
House Speaker .oboy Cross
(D-Davison) and Reoublican
Leader Dennis Cawthorne of
Manistee labeled the measure
irresponsible.
"If Ithought it was possible
and realistic to cut toe budget,
I would be in favor af this
amendment," Cawthorne said.
"But anyone looking at the
budget bills before us can see
that they are already relatively
tight. To cut taxes first and wor-
ry about balancing the budget
later is no way to go a bost
it."

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