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T. 31, 1936

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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we may suspect the individuals behind it of cut-
ting their' own throats. But there is no such
danger, we believe, for theseupersons are farstoo
astute for this; it is much simpler to make Social
Security a campaign issue, woo the worker with
implied improvements, and then, the victory won,
reject him.
But let us be realists, let us not suspect the
Republican Committee with the aides of air and
press of any radical alternatives until they state
them. Let us believe rather in the absence of
any stated contrary that they would have the
mass of American people revert to the decades in
which Social Security was a European myth and
insecurity a real bitter fact.

BENEATH ****
****** IT ALL
" - -By Bonth W illiams a

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Program Notes: Part 1
CHORAL UNION CONCERT
(Monday, November 2, 8:15 p.m.)
CHICAO SYMPHONY ORCHESTA

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until 3:30; 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.

i t!"!nnt.iniiarl frnxn Pnoa 4l

CLAYTON HEPLER
into factions by
trouble stunt of dating
Link, roommates.

split the Kappa House
attempting the double-
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NIGHT EDITOR: WILLIAM SPALLER
An Investigation Of
Social Security Criticism ...
RECENTLY THE DAILY comment-
ed in an editorial on the practice
instigated by the Republican National Com-
mittee of including propaganda slips in the pay
envelopes of workers. The practice was wide-
spread. It was a deliberate attempt to marshal
prejudice against the Social Security Act and
could not be defended on ethical and hardly on
legal grounds. This practice by employers and
the Committee was an attempt to rescue the
Social Security Issue from the non-political
ground in which Landon's unfortunate Milwau-
kee address had bogged it, and to haul it into
the welter of the campaign arena. Their design
was crowned with success; the Social Security
Act is in politics.
Rather one should say that a distorted, twisted
Security Act is in politics, in to its neck, a Se-
curity Act which the Republican pres sand radio
says the worker pays, pays through his teeth,
in which the state's rights are cast aside as
scraps, everyone is coerced, and the administra-
tion walks upon its purple carpets.
The list of dangerous half-truths which pour
with increasing volume from the press and radio
is too great to be recorded. No effort is made
to tell what benefits will obtain for the u-
employed worker, for the aged, for children, for
the blind, or what benefits will be extended in
public health services or vocational habilitation,
except in a negative way. Only when an un-
prejudiced account of what the worker will re-
ceive in the way of benefits is balanced against
what he must pay is announced will the justice of
the Act be revealed.
In judging the Act one must take into account
the dark decades in which it was the custom
of the American business man to sneer at Euro-
pean social security. In the light of those years
when insecurity was adjudged in some obscure
way to be necessary to maintain the morale of

the working class the Social Security Act is a
great advance, a bulwark of a great deal against
nothing.
It is easy to shout against an imperfect con-
structive advance. But this is hardly the time
to fight legislative imperfections; it is rather the
time to defend the principle of social security.
What may we ask, are the motives of those
who impugn the Act? Is it through an
insight into what they call its faults that they
have an alternative program based upon such
scientific principles as the present Act is
based. If so .these alternatives are strangely not
in evidence. What do criticisms of the Act, for
example, that the worker pays for his old age
pension in the first incidence and then again in
shifted taxes, imply in the way of alternatives?
Simply that the old age pension should be paid
from taxes which cannot be shifted, namely a tax
on high incomes and similar "radical" taxes. It
may be suspected that this is the last thing on

THE FORUM

Letters published in this column should not be
construed as expressing the editorial opinion of The
Daily. Anonymous contributions will be disregarded.
The names of communicants will, however, be regarded
as confidential upon request. Contributors are asked
to be brief, the editors reserving the right toscondense
all letters of more than 300 words and to accept or
reject letters upon the criteria of general editorial
importance and interest to the campus.
Straw Votes
To the Editor:
Just to have the pleasure of saying, "I told
you so," after Landon wins the election, I sub-
mit this constructive criticism of recent state-
ments appearing in The Daily.
It is indeed amazing to find, day after day, the
same partisan editorializing of front-page news.
In reporting a speech by our President, you give
the whole story. Do you do that with Landon's
speeches? You do not. You cite only trivialities,
ignoring the vital points. You have distorted
and at times, even reversed the meaning of his
words, as you did in his speech on the budget.
I do not, of course, take exceptions to your edi-
torial page, for there is the place where partisan
statements belong.
You cite, for instance, a "moral" victory for
the democrats in the recent student poll. No-
where, however, do I find in The Daily's poll
any mention of the fact that 1,000 Michigan stu-
dents are on the federal payroll (from the Daily,
October 14). Did they vote to stay in the gravy?
You can bet your shirt they did! Subtract these
votes from the totals and we find that Roose-
velt has 823 votes to Landon's 1,849-about th,
same proportion as in the 1932 poll.
As for your treatment of the Literary Digest's
figures this morning, may I say that if Roose-
velt's vote (based on latest report) is increased 30
per cent, he would still lose. In 1932, the Digest
was within 1-4 per cent of the exact figures. If
it is 120 times as wrong now as it was then, Lan-
don still wins-and it won't be that far wrong.
As Chairman Hamilton said recently in regard
to a similar analysis of Digest figures: "That's
what we proved in 1932, and look how wrong we
were then!"
And, by the way, what ever did become of the
results of the nationwide student opinion poll
which were to have been published on October
20? Can it be that they were withheld because
they exploded the myth that thehyouth of the
country favor the Great White Father in the
White House?
P.S.: Let's see you print this-if you dare!
Print the name too, I'm not afraid.
-John K. Mills.
Dirty Campus Politics
To the Editor:
Last night I returned from a freshman caucus
of one of the prominent political parties on cam-
pus with my blood boiling. Before my bewildered
eyes had unfolded the outlines of the dirtiest
political set-up I ever want to see, a system in
which votes are openly bartered for and machine
politics prevail.
Twenty-five freshmen were gathered in a
beautiful drawing room, and only about five knew
what it was all about. How had we been chosen
and what for? Who was behind it? This is what
we found out: a handful of freshmen in each
party known as the nominating committee (just
who selects them no freshman knows) prepares
a slate of candidates for the class offices. Then
each of the fraternities and sororities and one
or two of the dormitories agrees to influence all
the votes they can toward the party they decide
to support in return for what that party offers
them in the way of positions to be appointed from
their group. It is a spoils system and everyone
knows it. But more than that, when a freshman
at a caucus finds himself taken off in a corner
and persuaded to vote for such and such a candi-
date for a party office before the candidates for
that position have been nominated even the
naive freshman knows that the system's so
crooked that even the dirty work isn't on the
up-and-up.
But knowing that, why don't we do something
about it? Here under our very noses we allow
a system like that to go unmolested, training
future American citizens on a brand of politics
so corrupt that we should feel disgraced to be
remotely connected with it. How can we hope
to make alert and decent citizens out of college
students who as a class are looked up to as
being of a higher level intellectually and cul-

turally, when bitter experience teaches them to
shrug their shoulders over such gross dishonesty?
What can we do about it? Only one thing
Split our tickets. Vote for individuals, not parties
nor honors. If power is divided among the par-
ties their neat little spoils system will fall
through and they will have to make appoint-
ments on another basis. If we stand together
on the policy of splitting our ticket we will have
taken one step toward better politics on campus
and ultimately in the nation, which, after all, is
the only thing worth fighting for.
-Ann Vicary.
Sympathy And Thanks
To the Editor:

Recently both girls buried the hatchet and
made a pilgrimage to Ann Arbor's fair-haired
son's home. Not only did they commit sacrilege
by sneaking in and short-sheeting his bed, but
they added insult to injury by carrying off the
numerous photographs of the handsome Hepler's
physiognomy, even to the point of snatching Mrs.
Hepler's favorite pose of little Clayton in rompers
did the audacious Kappas go, and now one side
of their room is covered with those same views
of little Hep, while from the other side comes
the benign smile of a dozen pictures of Governor
Alf Landon-their two heroes.
,,*1 . * *
VERA BROWN, special feature writer for the
Detroit Times, spent the afternoon around
the Publications Building and Ann Arbor at large
yesterday trying to ferret out the ten professors
in the University who voted for the Communist
Party.
One of Mr. Hearst's most able writers, Vera
herself is for Franklin D., but she does an admir-
able job, to William Randolph Hearst's way of
thinking of stamping out the insidious red in-
fluence which is eating away our very entrails.
The Daily staff remained staunchly loyal to their
confidantes and refused to divulge the names of
the monsters who are undermining the Univer-
sit* * *
BOB ZUPPKE was watching his charges in
their drill in the Stadium yesterday and an-
swering the eternal question of the scribes at the
same time. He calls his little five foot guard
Arch Ward. "Weighs 170 pounds, but he's all
wrinkles," Zup laughed.
Turning to his old friend, Fielding H. Yost,
Zup remarked, "You know, Yost, I can re-
member when they used to blame it on a team
mistake when We lost a ball game. Things cer-
tainly have changed." (Michigan 13, Illinois 0).
to be cider, too? We forget) We're sorry as can
be to have missed them. And if they were f6
gentlemen only, we're sorry about that, too, be-
cause we really could show them a thing or two
about eating doughnuts and sipping cider.
We Betsy Barbourites do want to know, by the
way, who assured the honorable Washtenaw Cau-
cus of that dormitory's support in the election.
Were you surprised when the Independents or-
ganized, and slated a Betsyite for vice-president.
In closing, let us wish you better success in the
future selection of typists. We noticed that one
of our envelopes read "Elixabeth," who was sup-
posed to reside in the state of "Mich.%/2" How very
intriguing. And here we thought St. Louis was
the forty-ninth state! With heartfelt sympathy,
-F.J.U. -E.L.W. -D.A.O.
The Horatio Alger Myth
To the Editor:
I believe that the time is right for someone
to be honest. One cannot read the history of
our country during the last fifty years with an
unstifled regard for truth and not feel that the
American people are being deliberately deceived
and deluded. If the mass of citizens were cor-
rectly informed on corruption in high places,
on the misuse of great wealth to gain political
and social control so that selfish ends might
better be served, on the ever-increasing concen-
tration of purchasing power in the hands of
the few, and the ever-widening breach between
labor and capital they would not long remain
submissive to their deceivers.
Why shouldn't Americans recognize class dis-
tinctions? Why shouldn't the laborers realize
that if they aren't interested in their own secur-
ity no one else will be? The Horatio Alger de-
lusion of "office boy to president" didn't happen
often in the past, and there is every reason to
believe that, with the growing wealth-power
concentration, it will happen less often in the
future. It is just a vicious type of propaganda
designed to keep the laborer looking toward a
hazy future rather than at the shocking actual-
ities of the present. The following excerpt from
the Detroit Free Press (Bingay, of course) is an
example of this insidious propaganda:
"The average American workman knows
that there is no such thing as a class war
in the American tradition. He knows that
if he has the ability and gets the breaks,

he will be up there himself."
Sure, Mr. Bingay, keep the poor sucker hoping!
Don't let him ask for a more equitable share
in the goods he produced! Let the foodstuffs
rot in the warehouses so that capital won't have
to set the dangerous precedent of lowering prices
while some poor devil has a little savings fund
that he can still use to feed his family. When
that's gone he can feed them on a nice slice
of hope! Let the little fellow sit at the foot of the
table and gnaw on his bone, while the rich man
eats his steak and glories in the freedom of a
classless America. But don't let the little fellow
r4ecognize that there is any difference between
them, oh, no, that would be a "class war," and
that is European! They are both equal, only the
little fellow does as he is told and always votes
for things the capitalist say are for "the general
good and the freedom and ecurity of American
industry." Sure, Mr. Bingay, keep right on tell-
ing the underdog to say in line and be a good
dog and he'll have his chance, and make him like
it in the name of the American traditions.
But someone ought to be honest and show the
worker that he can expect a better deal only
when he recognizes his position and joins hands

FREDERICK STOCK. Conductor. (For (continued horn'Page 3)j
convenience in spacing, the worksrare uate and inactive members are cor-;
not treated here in their proper order d ially invited.
according to the program.) yid .
By WILLIAM J. LICHTENWANGER New Jersey Students: There will be
PRELUDE AND FUGUE IN E a hike on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 1.
FLAT (ST. ANNE'S")- J. S. Bach All those New Jersey students who
(b. Eisenach 1685; d. Leipzig, 1750). would like to attend will meet in
Musicians, as well as sports writers front of the Library at 2:30 p.m.'
and small boys, have a fondness for
attaching nicknames wherever pos- Harris Hall: Sunday Nov. 1:
sible. It would be easy to name in- The Rev. Rollin J. Fairbanks, rec-
numerable compositions which are tor of Saint John's Episcopal Church,
commonly known today by titles of S.Jhs ihwlldrs h
which the composerneverdreamed- St. Johns, Mich., wil laddress the
the "Unfinished" Symphony, "Moon- regular student meeting to be held
light" Sonata, and "Jupiter" Sym- at 7 p.m. All students and their
phony, for example. The "St. Anne's" friends are cordially invited.
Fugue belongs to this group, having -
derived the name by which it is Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church,
known. in English-speaking countries service of worship Sunday:
from a resemblance between its open- 8 a.m., Holy Communion.
ing subject and the hymn tune known 9:30 a.m., Church School.
as "St. Anne's" supposed to have been 11 a.m., Kindergarten.
written by a London organist, Wil- 11 a.m., Holy Communion and
liam Croft, about 1700. Since the sermon by The Rev. Rollin J. Fair-
Fugue was written only 30 years or sp banks.
later, and in a then musically distant,
country, it seems hardly likely that First Baptist Church, Sunday:
Bach could have known Croft's music, 10:45 a.m., morning worship and
and some enterprising scholars have sermon by the minister, Rev. R. Ed-
traced the fugue subject back to a 1 ward Sayles. Topic, "The Higher
motet of Palestrina's (b. 1525), and I Righteousness" in the series on the
still others to a French chanson of Sermon on the Mount.
the sixteenth century. 12 noon. Student class of the Rog-
Regardless of the exact source of er Williams Guild meets at the Stu-
the subject, however, it is definite dent House for 40 minutes. Mr.
that it had its origin in church music
of some sort. In 1739 Bach pub- Chapman, leader. Topic "Signfi-,
lished the third part of his Clavier- cance of Phrase, Kigdom of God,'
uebung, an extensive work exploiting in the Teachings of Jesus."
some of the hitherto unexplored pos- 6 p.m., members and friends of the
sibilities of both the Clavier and or- Rogers Williams guild are invited
gan, somewhat after the manner of to a joint meeting of church and
the Well-Tempered Clavichord. This students in the church parlors. They
third part, which opened with the E i be guests of the Church Women's
Flat Prelude to be played and closed Society. Ardee Causey, Grad., of
with the "St. Anne's" Fugue, Bach Baton Rouge, La., and Mahlon H.
prefaced thusly: "The Third Part of Buell, member of the Ann Arbor
the Clavier exercise, containing va- church will be speakers,
rious Preludes on the Catechism and
other hymns, for the organ. Coin- St. Paul's Lutheran Church: The
posed for amateurs and lovers of such attention of Lutheran students and
works, and for their recreation, by t others ,interested is called to Prof.
Johann Sebastian Bach, Composer toll Albert Hyma's address to be given
the Royal and Electoral Court of Po- before the Student-Walther League
land-Saxony, Kapellpeister and Di- meeting at St. Paul's Lutheran
rector of the Music, Leipzig." church Sunday, 6:30 p.m. He will
It is doubtful whether Bach him- give "An Interpretation of the Refor-
self intended the Prelude and the mation." Preceding the address there
Fugue to be linked together in per- will be the usual hour of fellowship
formance, but the two movements and supper, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
are admirably suited for such a link- Mr. C. A. Brauer, pastor of the
ing because of their community of church, will address the congrega-
key, number of contrapuntal parts tion during the special Reformation
(five), and essential character. The Day service at 10:45 a.m. on "The
Fugue is unique among the works of Authority of The Word." You are
Bach in that it is constructed in cordially invited to attend the serv-
three separate sections, each intro-lice and the lecture.
ducing and treating the original sub-
e hesea cobined work are known The Lutheran Student Club will!
T h symp o bn di wors hreughntwo meet Sunday night at Zion Parish '
to symphonic audiences through twAr Hall. Fellowship and supper hour at
orchestral transcriptions, one by Ar- r 2 Wl +0-.,,ru

C. V. Wurster will speak on "Citi-
zenship and the Ballot."
Stalker Hall: Student class under
the leadership of Professor Carroth-
ers at 9:45 p.m. Topic: "Qualifying
for Leadership."
Wesleyan Guild meeting 'at 6 p.m.
Coach F. H. Yost will speak on
"Learning the Rules of the Game."
Fellowship lour and supper follow-
ing the meeting.
First Methodist Church: Mo-
ing worship at 10:45 a.m. Dr. C.
W. Brashares will preach on "The
Kind of a Man You'd Like to Be."
Church of Christ (Disciples:
10:45 a.m., Morning worship. Rev.
Fred Cowin, minister.
12 noon, Students' Bible Class. H.
L. Pickerill, leader.
5:30 p.m., Tea and social hour.
6:30 p.m., The discussion program
will complete a series of studies on
the general theme of "Campus Life
and Religion." Mr. and Mrs. Pickerill
will lead the discussion on 'What Are
Life's Highest Values?"
Unitarian Church: 5 p.m., Twi-
light service, "Little Journeys with-
in the Self" by Rev. H. P. Marley.
7:30 p.m. Liberal Students' Union.
"Political Wrangle," a student forum.
Everyone welcome.
First Congregational Church, Alli-
son Ray Heaps, minister.
10:45 a.m., Service of worship, ser-
mon by the minister.
6 p.m., Student fellowship hour.
7 p.m., Student fellowship pro-
gram, Dr. W.D. Henderson of the
Extension Division of the University,
will speak on "The Power of Person-
ality,"
TI-IEATRE
Spanish Dancers
Laurence Clarke presents CARLOS
De VEGA and'YNEZ and MARILUZ in
Dance and Ballet Divertissements of
Spain and Mexico. Emilio Osta, pianist.
At the Mendelssohn Theatre, October 30
and 31.
By JAMES DOLL
FOR a pleasant evening, gay in a
quiet way, this program made up
chiefly of folk dances is to be recom-
mended. The dancers have charm
and personality, are always skillful
and often thrilling. Bright costumes,
the insistant rhythms of the music-
piano accompaniment and solo, aid
this group of intrinsically interesting
types of national dance. Those most
closely related to traditional forms
are peihaps the most satisfying,
especially because it is in these that
de Vegas plays the castanets-the
most thrilling single aspect of the
program.
Mariluz' Aztec Rain Dance was
rather different from other numbers,
coming as it does from a native tra-
dition, and not related to the main
part of the program as her Mexican
dances are. I am inclined to disagree
with last night's audience in accept-
ing this dancer's more pantomimic
Tamales Caliente and Tequila as the
most entertaining numbers. All three
dancers seem better in dances less
closely connected with story or act-
ing-such dances as Fado Portugues,
swift in movement, swirling in line;
the sedate Andalucia which opened
the program, Ynez' -vigorous Alegrias
Flamehcas. However, the program
moved so swiftly--one number fol-
lowing another without pause-that
the general effect of good entertain-
ment was maintained even during the
less interesting moments as the au-
dience showed by its consistant en-
thusiasm during the entire evening.
I THEATRE GUILD'S FIRST
T HE play opening Monday at the
Cass will be Call It A Day, a com-
edy by Dodie Smith, who wrote Au-

tumn Crocus under'her now aban-
doned pseudonum C. L. Anthony.
Philip Merivale and Gladys Cooper
head the Theatre Guild's cast which
in this case really is the original one.
The play has been described by re-
viewers as a "pleasant comedy" show-
ing what might happen in one event-
ful day to almost any normal English
family. It is leisurely and bright.
* * *
JOOSS EUROPEAN BALLET
This organization-one of the few
in the world devoted to the Russian
ballet tradition-will give four bal-
lets from its repertory next Monday
nght at the Masonic Auditorium in
Detroit. The company has a school
and makes its home between engage-
ments at Dartington Hall, South De-
von, England, where it maintains the
discipline necessary for this rigorous
dance form. They have also exper-
imented with newer forms which are
represented on the Detroit program.
Lorado Taft, Famed
Sculptor, Succumbs

nold Schoenberg, and this one by Dr.
Frederick Stock. The Stock tran-
scription calls for a very large modern
orchestra with a full percussion group,
including sleigh-bells. It is dedicated
;o Eric DeLamarter, former Associate
Conductor of the Chicago Symphony.
VARIATIONS ON A THEME BY1
JOSEPH HAYDN-Johannes Brahms
(b. Hamburg, 1833; d. Vienna, 1897.)
Some of the richest examples of
Brahms' musical scholarship as well
as of his creative ability are to be
found in the numerous sets of varia-1
tions which he composed, some upon
)riginal themes, some upon themes of!
other composers. This set, "Upon a!
theme of Haydn's," bears the inter-
esting distinction of being the com-
poser's first extensive work for or-
chestra alone, even though it is1
marked "Opus 56a." Brahms ma-
tured slowly, much more so than even
Beethoven, his direct musical ances-
tor; his earlier works, except for two
Serenades and the early Piano Con-
certo, were invariably written for
piano, voice, or small ensembles, and
the first of the four symphonies did
not appear ntil 1877, four years after
Haydn variations.0
The theme on which this set of
eight variations is based forms the
second movement of a Divertimento
which Haydn wrote for two oboes, two
horns, three bassoons, and serpent
(the latter an obsolete bass instru-
ment constructed of a curled wooden
tube). Haydn entitled the movement
"Chorale St. Antoni," but it has never
been decided whether the theme was
original with him or was borrowed
from another source. As given out
by the winds and plucked basses at
the beginning of the Brahms Vari-
ations, it is a quaint, curious little
tune, perhaps because it consists of
two five-measure phrases, intead of
the ordinary pair of four measuresy
each.I
Space does not permit any descrip-
tion of the eight variations, which
Imply manifest the musicianship, or-
iginality, and sympathetic tastes-the
latter a quality not always found int
connection with borrowed themes-
of the composer, and which are cli-
maxed with a convincing Finale.
While, like most of Brahms' works,
not spectacular and likely to capture
instantly, the work possesses a mod-
est, scholarly beauty which grows
upon one with repeated hearings.
* * *
ROUMANIAN RHAPSODY IN Af
MAJOR, OPUS 11, NO. 1--Georges
Enesco (b. Cordaremi, Roumania,
181). -n aditionnt ohis enutnion

5:30. Forum hour at 6 p.m. The
discussion will be led by a graduate
student on "A Christian's Relation-
ship to his State."
First Presbyterian Church, Masonic
Temple, 327 S. Fourth Ave., Dr. W.
P. Lemon, minister.
At 10:45 a.m. "Life by The Day"
is the topic upon which Dr. Lemon
will preach at the Morning Worship
Service. Music by the student choir.
At 6:30 p.m. Dr. W. P. Lemon will
give a reading from the well known
and loved play, "The Green Pastures"
by Marc Connelly, at the regular
meeting of the Westminster Guild.
The regular supper and social hour
will be held at 5:30 p.m.
Bethlehem Evangelical Church,
South Fourth Ave. Theodore Schmale,
pastor.
The anniversary of the Reforma-
tion will be observed in the regular
morning worship at 10:30 a.m. The
pastor will preach on the topic "The
Marks of a True Church."
The young People's League and
Student Club meet at 7 p.m. Mrs.
of three such works which gained a
wide and lasting reputation for their
Roumanian composer. Departing
somewhat from his accustomed air of
scrupulous dignity, Mr. Lawrence Gil-
man informs that "The A Major
Rhapsody is based upon several of
the jolliest of the folk-songs and
dances . . . especially upon that tune
which serves the Roumanian peasant,
unblessed by the educational influ-
ences exerted by Mr. Volstead, as a
drinking song. The song is sung to
these words :
Am un leu si vrau sa-1 beau
Tra-la-la-la-la, etc.
"This, being interpreted, means
that the improvident singer has a leu
(a coin worth about half a cent) and
that he wishes to spend it for the
( eplorable purpose of alcoholic stim-
ulation. If as much stimulation as
is here represented can be bought, in
Roumania, for half a cent, the his-
torians should have little difficulty
in "explaining the present unrest in
the Balkans."
PERPETUAL MOTION, OPUS 11
-Nicollo Paganini (b. Genoa, 1784;
d. Nice, 1840). This vivid, torrential
piece once formed the final move-
ment of a sonata for violin and or-
chestra by the most renowned of all
virtuosi. The remainder of that
composition has long since been for-
gotten, but the final movement sur-

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