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SUNDAY, MAY 8, 190."

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Phoenix Meeting

ANOTHER MEMORABLE step in the de-
velopment of the Phoenix Project, the
University's living War Memorial, will be
taken Tuesday when for the first time the
entire scope of the Project will be revealed
to the public in an open meeting.
For more than a year, University physical
and social scientists, as well as administra-
tors, have been laying the foundations for
the Project. A month ago a $6,500,000 goal
was set by the Regents and after a careful
selection of national and regional chair-
men, arrangements have been made for a
formal fund-raising campaign to be launch-
ed in the fall of 1950.
Editorials published in The Michigan Daily
ire written by members of The Daily staff
nd represent the views of the writers only.

And now at last, students, faculty,
alumni and local residents will be shown
concrete evidence of the progress of this
tedious groundwork.
Highlighting Tuesday's meeting will be
a complete survey of the history and signifi-
cance of the Project as a war memorial. In
addition, specifid details of proposed re-
search project in such varied fields as medi-
cine and law will be revealed.
The importance of this educational
meeting to University students, especially
graduating seniors, cannot be over-em-
phasized. It will be our duty to carry the
Project to alumni and friends all over the
nation and we must be able to explain
its tremendous scope and significance to
them. To do so, we must have a thorough
understanding of the Project ourselves.
And in addition, the meeting will graph-
ically prove to us that the living memorial
is growing.
-Jim Brown.







MAY FESTIVAL concerts continued their
good standard of performance yester-
day afternoon with a most varied program,
featuring a choir, a concerto and a sym-
High point of the afternoon was the
Festival Youth Chorus singing the "Lieder
Cycle." In these days when the public
taste turns toward heavy symphonies, the'
children's voices were very refreshing. The
Lieder Cycle itself is proof that children
can sing good music by good composers
and do it well.
Erica Morini's performance of the Wien-
iawski Concerto was very well received by
the audience. Unfortunately, the music was
uninteresting, and Miss Morini couldn't get
her top notes on pitch.
Alexander Hilsburg did a very careful
job on both the "Overture to the Bar-
tered Bride" and the Mozart Symphony
No. 40 in G minor. The fast opening pas-
sages of the overture were very clear, and
the spirit of the whole piece came off well.
Mr. Hilsberg's meticulous attention to de-
tail showed well in the first movement
of the Mozart. He was at odds with the
wood-wind section in the second move-
ment, but the last two movements were
well done.
The concert as a whole was light and not
so meaty as the Wagner and Brahms we
have been hearing this week end, providing
a fine balance to an otherwise heavy musical
-Dolores Oates.

LAST NIGHT'S May Festival concert
opened with Schonberg's Theme and
variations in G minor for orchestra, an in-
teresting work which cannot be completely
understood or assimilated on only one hear-
ing. One can discern, however, some exceed-
ingly beautiful passages allotted to the wood-
winds, and some fascinatingly acid har-
monies. The orchestra played this music to
the best of its well-known ability.
Soprano Gladys Swarthout began by sing-
ing two Handel arias competently and one
by Rossini, from L'Italiano in Algerie, su-
perbly. In all these, however, one noticed a
certain raspiness in the upper register; and
the singer had the annoying tendency of
sliding up to her low notes.
Mr. Ormandy and the orchestra followed
with a truly remarkable performance of
Hindemith's symphony, "Mathis der Maler,"
played well although with an occasional lack
of care for small details.
After the intermission, Miss Swarthout re-
turned to sing a song by Respighi, the Songs
of the Auvergne, and "El Vito" by Obrodors.
The first, which can be be described as De-
bussy impressionism with a kick, was pow-
erfully sung. The songs of the Auvergne
were remarkably well sung, the intonation
being especially commendable in the tricky
"Brezairola." "El Vito," a Spanish-sounding
song, was given a reasonably good perform-
ance, although Miss Swarthout's habit of
sliding up to her low notes detracted.
This highly stimulating concert ended,
appropriately, with a generally good per-
formance of the enchanting Rosenkavalier
waltzes. -Harris Crohn.

A POWERFUL RADIO and a free Saturday
afternoon should enable a lot of dixie-
land jazz fans to "get their kicks" from Rudi
Blesh's This Is Jazz show. Blesh has been
bringing dixieland into American homes via
the air waves for the past year or two, and
he's featured a number of star two-beat per-
formers during this period. The program
lacks a commercial sponsor, but Blesh has
capitalized on his venture in spite of this
by recording some of the shows for the Circle
record company.
Volume I of the This Is Jazz series (Circle,
s-7) is the better of two albums featuring
the All-Star Stompers. This group is com-
posed of nine outstanding dixieland per-
formers: Wild Bill Davison, trumpet, Jimmy
Archey, trombone, Edmond Hall and Albert
Nicholas, clarinets, James P. Johnson and
Ralph Sutton, piano, Danny Barker and
Baby Dodds, drums, and George "Pops" Fos-
ter, bass.
This album contains some well known dix-
ie standards like, Eccentric, Big Butter and
Egg Man and, a favorite of ours, Baby Won't
You Please Come Home. The latter side fea-
tures trumpet star, Wild Bill Davison and
vocalist, Chippie Hill. Although each tune
enjoys a fluent dixieland interpretation by
the musicians, the album suffers from the
poor quality of recording.
* * * *
JERRY WALD gets a tremendous sound
from the band on his latest release,
Rhumbalero (Columbia, 38455). The tune is
arranged in a-novel manner, combining the
qualities of the rhumba and bolero rhythms
with a swing flavor. While this waxing is
somewhat different from many of Wald's
past accomplishments, he had attempted his
Jungle Fantasy in much the same vein with
perhaps a little less noise. McKinnley, Rae-
burn and Stan Kenton should feel flattered
when they hear the second side of this com-
position-in-two-parts; like them, Jerry works
hard for effect and neglects the melody to
do so.
* * * *
THE BLUE NOTE company has recently
released Old Stack O'Lee Blues and,
Bechet's Fantasy (B-N, 54) by the Bechet-
Nicholas Blues Five. This platter, the first
twelve inch Blue Note release in many
months, results in approximately ten min-
utes of real blues.
The composition of both tunes is credited
to Sidney Bechet, an old-timer of the New
Orleans and Chicago jazz eras, but Sid
doesn't really write music; he thinks of a
blues tune and then "pets it a little."
Stack features the better ensemble work
by the group with Bechet and Nicholas play-
ing clarinet duets in thirds.,The Bechet so-
prano sax comes to the fore on Fantasy,
and Art Hodes, one of the greatest Dixie-
land pianists in the business, displays his
driving piano style that provides a good,
steady beat and keeps the group together
on both sides.
** *
GEORGE SHEARING, piano stylist, came
to America from England during the
war and gained recognition in one of the
night clubs on New York's Fifty-Second
Street. During his stay in the United States,
he cut a few records on the Discovery label
and compiled an album for London records.
His latest achievement was his I Only
Have Eyes for You backed by Consternation
(London 412). Eyes is done in an interesting
block chord style, and the tune lends itself
very well to Shearing's cocktail piano. The
rhythm accompaniment is rather intriguing;
the drummer apparently had a lot of fun
on this side. Consternation, a punchy little
Shearing original, is also done in block
chords and sounds clean and precise, even
at a rugged clip. This record is just com-
mercial enough to appeal to the "masses"
and should be a big seller as soon as it be-
comes available to the public.

-John Osmundsen
THE 1949 FRESH AIR Camp Tag Day
fell more than $1,500 short of reaching
its $5,000-dollar goal.
The $3,414.77 which was collected in the
one-day drive was also more than $500
short of last year's total.
It is a trifle discouraging that a student
body of almost 20,000 could not reach the
goal which has been set, especially when
-one considers that only 25 cents per stu-
dent would have sent the drive over the
What success the drive did achieve is
a tribute to the students who worked on
the campaign and manned the contribution
buckets on Wednesday.
The $5,000 goal was not an arbitrary
figure set for publicity purposes, but rather
represented a portion of the Fresh Air Camp
budget which the drive committee under-
took to provide.
Since this total was not realized, some
of the activities of the camp will have to
be restricted for the coming season; al-
though further contributions, which are
being accepted in the League, may push
the total up and enable the camp to
operate as planned.
It does seem that every student on the
campus could spare a quarter for a pro-
ijt which has been asociated with the

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Letters to the Editor-


(Continued from Page 2)

LV A : p Q ' .FACT;

Inconvenient Triumph

ASHINGTON. - Now that the Berlin
blockade is to be lifted, the policy-mak-
ers are rather in e situation of children
,pith a quarter to spend at the candy store.
The decision that is now agonizing the
policy-makers is simply the decision on the
best way of dealing with the Russians at
the Council of Foreign Ministers meeting
that will be held when the blockade ends.
Current Movies
At the State ...
Barrymore, Dean Stockwell, and Richard
DESPITE my' agreement with Stephen Lea-
cock on where all sea .stories ought to
be consigned, I must confess this is a darn
good story and a darn good movie.
Mr. Barrymore, Mr. Stockwell, and that
old devil, The Sea, combine their native
talents to make this an exciting yet tender
adventure story. If you remember "Wake
of the Red Witch," that was an ordinary
Hollywood plot superimposed on a sea set-
ting. Not so this one; here the sea is an
integral part of the action. You must un-
derstand the sea to understand the char-
acters of the men involved.
Consequently, it is a pleasure to find the
sea well played-up. Then men-and-sea shots
are almost startlingly convincing, and what
every old sailor is supposed to feel about the
sea is I think subtly captured by this picture.
Opinion will be divided on Richard Wid-
mark who here turns out to be a fine fellow,
but for some reason he appears not to be
at home in the role. Many of the slight man-
nerisms that made him so excellent as an
off-balance criminal still remain-naturally,
I suppose. There is no question of Wid-
mark's ability as an actor, and I like him.
It's just unfortunate that his other roles
should have left their traces in the present.
Or perhAps he doesn't smile easily, as we
feel an honest man should.
- -- --t ,m tinin

Rightly or wrongly, the Soviets are ex-
pected to propose that everyone get out
of Germany and leave the Germans to
their own devices.
The policy-makers' agony arises from the
fact that the expected Soviet offer will be
decidedly tempting. There is every reason to
believe' that the anti-Communist Western
Germans would take over a re-united Ger-
many, which would be a heavy loss to the
The appalling conditions in the Soviet
zone are known to have played an important
part in the Kremlin's surrender on the
blockade issue. The Soviets cannot possibly
rely on the stooge government they have put
together in their zone.
And'the Soviet position in Eastern Europe
will be rendered infinitely more difficult, if
Germany is re-united under non-Communist
Such are the temptations. The .contrary
factors are also strong. General evacuation
of Germany would mean the departure of
American forces.r
Then, too, it would raise all the issues of
the Ruhr, reparations, disarmament, and the
rest, that the Kremlin has never ceased to
insist upon.
It is too early to say. precisely what the
interminable meetings now going on at the
State Department will produce. None the
less, the general trend is plain.
To the proposal to evacuate Germany,
we shall probably reply in the affirmative,
suggesting only that each of the four oc-
cupying powers maintain a garrison at one
of the German ports. To the demand for
German unity, we shall probably answer
that our new West German government
is a club, which East Germany can join
whenever the Russians will let the East
Germans obey the rules.
If this is the way the council turns out,
the Soviets will be in a difficult situation,
with their German zone still on their hands,
and Berlin still a free island in its midst.
Our triumph at Berlin may be called incon-
venient, because it now raises so many other
troublesome issues. But it most not be for-
gotten that it has been a triumph.
(Copyright, 1949, New York Herald Tribune, Inc.)

with writing ability for sales pro-
motion work in their office at
Wausaw, Wisconsin.
Thursday, May 12-A represen-
tative from the Upjohn Co. of
Kalamazoo, Mich., will be here to,
interview men for positions in
pharmaceutical sales work. Ap-
plicants should have a background
in medicine, pharmacy, zoology,,
physical education, or one of the
other biological sciences.
Fur further information and ap-
pointments, call Ext. 371, or call
at Bureau of Appointments, 3528
Admin. Bldg.
A large university is in need
of teachers of Business Adminis-
tration with majors in the follow-
ing fields: Accounting: one with
CPA and PhD or near, :another
with CPA; Business Statistics and
Research PhD; Retailing near a
PhD; Freshman Business Orienta-
tion, near a PhD. The salaries
paid by this institution are excel-
lent. For further information, call
at the office of the Bureau of Ap-
The Detroit Civil Service Com-
mission announces examinations
for Technical Aid. Men and wo-
men in the Business Administra-
tion School would be qualified.
The Municipal Civil Service
Commission of New York City an-
nounces examinations for Assist-
ant Program Director, Junior
Chemist, and various business ma-
chine operators. Further informa-
tion may be obtained at the Bu-
reau of Appointments, 3528 Ad-
ministration Building.
The American Institute for Eco-
nomic Research at Great Barring-
ton, Massachusetts, announces a
desire to add outstanding veterans
to the small group of research
fellows for special training. Men
with Master's degrees are pre-
ferred but candidates for Bache-
lor's degrees with superior ability
will be considered. A two-year
training period leads to possible
permanent appointment. Present
openings are in the Insurance Di-
vision for those who have com-
pleted courses in the mathematics
of life insurance.
For further information, con-
tact the Bureau of Appointments,
3528 Administration Building.
The Michigan State Civil Ser-
vice Commission announces va-
cancies in mental hospitals rang-
ing from student psychiatric social
workers to psychiatric social work-
er administrator.
The Pan American Union has
an opening in the field of social
sciences to be handled as an in-
ternship for a Latin American stu-
dent who is specializing in the
social sciences.
The Department of Commerce
Civil Aeronautics Administration
has a number of Aircraft Com-
municator vacanies in Alaska for
qualified single men.

Academic Notices
General Semantics Study Group:
today, 3-5 p.m., International
School of Business Administra-
tion: Students from other Schools
and Colleges intending to apply
for admission for the summer ses-
sion or fall semester should se-
cure application forms in 150
School of Business Administration
Building as soon as possible.
Mr. Steinhoff's English 71, sec-
tion 3, will not meet on Tuesday,
May 10. It will meet Thursday,
May 12.
House Directors are notified that
women students attending the
Red Cross Water Safety Instruc-
tors Course (May 9, 10, 11 and 12)
have 11:00 late permission on
these nights.
Engineering Course Evaluations:
Student evaluation of courses
taken by engineering students will
be made Monday and Tuesday,
May 9 and 10. The last half of
each class will be used for this.
Please follow instructions.
Directed Teaching, Qualifying
Examination: All students expect-
ing to do directed teaching in the
fall term required to pass a
qualifying examination in the
subject in which they expect to
teach. This examination, for all
fields other than science, will be
held on Sat., May 14, 8:30 a.m.
Students will meet in the library
of the University HightSchool,
Rm. 2200. The examination will
consume about four hours' time;
promptness is essential. Please
bring bluebooks.
Students who expect to do their
directed teaching in science '(bio-
logy, chemistry, physics, general
science) will take the examina-
tion at 1 p.m. on Sat., May 14, in
Room 1011 of the University High
Doctor Leonard A. Scheele, Sur-
geon General of the Public Health
Service, will address an assembly
of the students, faculty and friends
of the School of Public Health at
4:00 o'clock on Monday, May 9, in
the Auditorium of the School of
Public Health. His subject will be
The Philosophy and Future of
Public Health.
The Alexander Ziwet Lectures in
Mathematics will be given this
year by Professor R. H. Fox of
Princeton University between May
9 and 20. The general topic of the
lectures will be "Three-Dimen-
sional Topology with Special Ref-
erence to Knots and Links." The
first lecture of the series will be
given Monday, May 9, 8:00 p.m. in
3017 Angell Hall.
Forest Management Group: Mr.
George Banzhaf will speak on
'What a Private Employer Ex-
pects from a Forest School Grad-
uate," Monday, May 9, at 7:30
p.m., in the East Lecture Room of
the Rackham Building. All those
interested are welcome to attend.
Fifth concert, Today, 2:30. Uni-
(Continued on Page 6)

The Daily accords tts readers the
privilege of submitting letters for
publication in this column. Subject
to space limitations, the general pol-
icy is to publish In the order In which
they are received all letters bearing
the writer's signature and address.
Letters exceeding 300 words, repeti-
tious letters and letters of a defama-
tory character or suchletters which
for any otter reason are not in good
taste wli not be published. The
editors reserve the privilege of con-
densing letters.
Representative S . *
To the Editor:
FROM THE recent remarks of
Bob Holland, retiring Union
president, it is clear that some
students on campus do not under-
stand the nature and function of
the Student Legislature. It is for
these students that I write this
letter of explanation. Its purpose
is not to persuade anyone to ac-
cept my point of view, but to pre-
sent the SL as it exists.
The SL is an organization, com-
posed of democratically elected
representatives and functioning
in a democratic manner. In oper-
ation under this design, the SL
performs a function which no
other organization on campus can
perform-it is the voice of stu-
dent opinion. (The Daily also
represents student opinion, but
it expresses only the opinions of
those students who have the ini-
i tiative and drive to join the Daily
The student body elects its leg-
islators by a system which pro-
vides the maximum representa-
tion for thought groups. Under
the Hare System, any group of
like-minded students may elect to
the SL a number of legislators dir-
ectlyIrw-proportion to the number
of votes which that opinion can
secure. Hence the attitudes of
the (rslous legislators reflect the
attitudes of their electors.
In operation, the SL uses Rob-
erts' .rules; which require a ma-
jority before the group can take
a stand on any issue. Before a
vote is taken, there is ample pre-
sentation of all views, as is clear
to anyone who has observed one
of our t4ee-hour bi-weekly meet-
From this explanation it is ob-
vious that anyone who disagrees
with the actions of the SL is pre-
senting a minority opinion - a
minority of the SL and a minor-
ity of those voting in campus elec-
tions. As a minority, they may
certainly state their views and try
to condition the will of the ma-
jority. But until the time when
they can secure a majority of the
seats on the SL, they can do no
more than talk.
-James P. Jans,
President, Student Legislature.
* * * '
Friedman Criticized
To the Editor:
We were highly amused with
Harriet Friedman's poor attempt
at "showing the foolishness of
Bob's cries." In the first place her
easy dismissal of The Daily for any
criticism is shown to be ridiculous
by her asinine Editorial. In that
article she sought to prove her
point by a comparison of SL func-
tions and Union functions. How-
ever, she not only overlooked the
whole point of Bob Holland's ad-
dress, but her comparison is ri-
diculous and unfair. Aside from
the fact that she failed to mention
projects of a "minor significance"
such as the Winter Carnival, the
Michigan Handbook, the Michi-
gras, etc., any comparison between
a legislative body and a Men's
club is as pitiful as a comparison
between two such groups as Billy
Rose's Diamond Horseshoe and the
U.S. Legislature.
The way in which she listed, or

didn't listthe functosf the
two organizations only serves to
prove Bob's point of one-sided
journalism, in The Daily.
Bob Holland is in a position to
view campus affairs as she too
may be, but please, we ask you as
Michigan Daily readers, do not use
absurd anaolgies or personal opin-
ions when you call on the Michi-
gan students to "draw their own
conclusions" on any one particular
-Jim Callison
Hal Sperlich
P.S. Our faith in accurate and
unbiased reading material in The
Daily can be restored by seeing
our latter in print.
doesn't suppress letters which criti-
cize it. Incidentally, in the interests
of accurate and unbiasedreporting,
Michigras was held last year.)
* * *
Ineffective Action,...
To the Editor:

to the fair education and em-
ployment lobby at Lansing " as
merely another bit of folly that
the radical elements on campus
had initiated. This letter, written
by Robert Greene, even hinted
that the few Communists at the
U. of M. would be lucky if the
legislature decided to investigate
subversive activities here. Mr.
Greene could see no purpose that
the lobby could serve except the
negative one of antagonizing the
rural Republicans.
If Mr. Greene had any other
reason for writing his letter other
than to "red-bait," I might not
have dismissed him so readily.
However, the fact remains that
Mr. Greene has not offered one
concrete proposal that I or any
other person can put into actions
except that of voting in the na-
tional and state elections.
From the tone of his letter one
would believe that Mr. Greene is
ignorant of the fact that a num-
ber of the citizens of our state
are unable to get jobs or are re-
fused admittance to schools be-'
cause of the color of their skin
or because of their religion. I can-
not imagine that he is that naive.
I am, however, forced to conclude
that Mr. Greene is willing to sit
while the bills for fair education
and employment remain in tly
legislature committees indefinite-
ly. I am a believer, as Mr. Greene
evidently is not, that inaction is
the most ineffective sort of ac-
-Robert Lawrence.
May Festival .
To the Editor:
first concert of the current May
Festival and in spite of my appre-
ciation of Wagnerian muscI
could not help but feel that this
is hardly the music for a May
Festival. The large proportion of
townspeople and faculty members
present also indicated to me that
this was hardly a "Festival" on
a university campus.
I transferred to Michigan from
a small school in comparison,
Howard University. It was there
that I got the odd notion thata
May Festival signalled the usher-
ing in of spring and that it was
a programnwithga May Queen and
student participation and inter-
est. Certainly good music is in
order, but not Siegfried's Funeral
Music as I heard tonight. I also
wonder why such an ideal place
as the Arboretum could nt be
used for. an outdoor program of
the type I have in mind. If there
is such great demand as to war-
rant six concerts in the early
part of May, let's have a Spring
Concert Series, but-let's also then
have a May Festival which is a
genuine festival for and by the
-Lester Florent

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