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PAGE SIX

T HE MICH IGAN D AILY

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SHENANIGANS:
Clements Library Given
Rare Edition with 'Past'

TH URSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1951
Sz igeti Will National Defeise Program
Come to Hill Will Lead To War:Boulding

By JOYCE FICKIES
A case of 19th century literary
shenanigans was brought to light
when Clements Library acquired
one of the twelve known first edi-
tions of "one of the most impor-
tant works on French travel in
America of the early nineteenth
century."
It all centered around a set of
books, "Travel in America," writ-
ten by Victor Collot, general in
Napoleon's army and one time
governor of Guadaloupe who was
YR's Deeide
No ecCarthy
Lecture Here
A twenty to four vote at the
Young Republican club meeting
last night defeated the resolution
that Senator McCarthy be asked
to speak here, settling for the time
being the controversial issue that
has caused such a fervor through-
out the campus.
The previous arguments were
reiterated as several members
spoke to the resolution in a large
but comparatively quiet meeting.
After the deciding vote, the club
heard Prof. W. E. Stolper of the
economics department, who, after
.aligning himself with the anti-
McCarthyites, proceeded to give
a spirited attack on protective
tariffs.

sent here by the French govern-
ment to gather information about
the country and the people.
The record of his travels in-
cludes two texts and one twenty-
six page atlas.
* * *
WHEN HE returned to France
Collot had the account of his tra-
vels printed. However, iri 1804,
before they could be distributed
for sale, he died and the hundred's
of volumes were locked away by a
publisher.
In 1826 they were discovered
by a book dealer. In order to
increase the take for himself, he
destroyed all but 400 copies, 300
of the French and 100 of the
English.
Today only eight French and
four English volumes are known
to exist.
t * *
THE EIGHTH French edition
was purchased from a New York
book dealer and given to the li-
brary by the Clements Library As-
sociates,a group of "friends of the
library who buy books for it and
help to support it."
All eleven of the other copies
are now owned by libraries in
this country and in Europe.
Copies of the French editions'
are in the Library of Congress,
the New York Public Library, the
Indiana Historical Society, the
Newberry Library in Chicago, the
Illinois State Historical Society,
the Harvard Library and the Bib-
liotheque Nationale in France.

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HUMAN ROULETTE WHEEL-Grace Ravesloot, '53 SM, and Bob McGrath, '54 SM, are shown as
they finish a dance symbolizing a roulette wheel. The two are rehearsing "The Brass Ring," an
opera written by William Petterson, grad, which will be shown at 8:30' p.m. today in Barbour Gymna-
sium. In addition to this opera, "Circus" by Edward Chudacoff, grad, will also be shown.
S* * * * *. * * *
Student Operas To Be Given Today
iy

Next e
Internationally famous after
two round-the-world tours, Joseph
Szigeti, violinist, will appear Mon-
day in Hilt Auditorium for the sec-I
ond concert in the Choral Union
S pries.
Opening his program with the
Tartini "Adagio," Szigeti will play
selections by Bach, Paganini,
Schubert, and Prokofieff. The
highlight of his performance will
be the Beethoven "Sonata No. 9
in A major."
THE Hungarian-born violinist
began his violin instruction under
his father, and was later placed
under the guidance of Jeno Hubay.
At the age of twelve, he was ac-
companied by Joachim, one of the
great violinists of the 19th cen-
tury, who enthusiastically predict-
ed a great future for him.
His career began with a per-
formance in 1925 with the
Philadelphia Orchestra under
Leopold Stokowski. Recently he
was voted one of the three
dominating violin personalities
of the world by the "Musical
America" poll.
Among the most widely traveled
of virtuosi, he has also performed
at the Prades Festival
Featuring Genuine
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All foreign policies lead towar.
This was the assertion made by
Prof. Kenneth Boulding of the
economics department last night
in a lecture sponsored by the
UNESCO Council.
Students lined the walls and even
sat on the floor to hear Prof.
Boulding 'explain how our national
defense program has brought the
United States to a crisis, which
like every arms race in history,
must end in widespread conflict,
* * *
HE STATED two main reasons
for the present national defense
crisis: the fact that the United
States and Russia are now the
only two effective competitors for
world power and that the world-
wide technical revolution has
made more resources available for
defense.

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Although Prof. Boulding believes
that the technical revolution has
made every nation, large or small,
as obsolete as the ancient city-
state, ie does not advocate a fed-
eration of governments as the so-
lution to the present world situa-
tion.
Americans have never exper-
ienced the actual horrors of war
and therefore are neither ready
nor willing to give up their sov-
ereignty in the interests of world
federation, he stated.
Ruling out any declaration of
world inter - dependence, Prof.
Boulding said that a possible so-
lution to the national defense crisis
might be a re-channeling of our
resources into some useful project
such as the Point Four program,.

. of Al Kinds

By CARA CHERNIAK
Marking the first time that ser-
ious opera has been written and
produced at the University by stu-
dents, two operas, "The Circus,,
and "The Brass Ring" will be pre-
SL Asks To Hear
Rent Complaints
Students living in rooming
houses who feel their rents are un-
duly high are invited to register
their protests with the Student
Legislature, Leah Marks, SL sec-
retary, announced yesterday.
If enough complaints are re-
ceived, SL will undertake to recti-
fy the situation and enter the rent
control fight more actively, Miss
Marks said.
Overcharged students may
reach Miss Marks either at the SL
Building, 122 S. Forest, (3-4132),
or at 2-8065.

sented at 8:30 p.m. today in Bar-
bour Gymnasium as part of the
current Composer's Festival.
The one-act operas were writ-
ten by two School of Music gradu-
ate students, Edward M. Chuda-
coff and William I?. Petterson es-
pecially for the Festival. The two
composers were working under
definite limitations-their operas
could have only a very small cast,
a small orchestra, and could not
exceed 25 minutes.t
* * * ,
IN ADDITION, cost of the pro-
duction had to be kept to a mini-
'War Skies 'Again
The Young Progressives held
their first meeting of the year
yesterday in the Union.
Production of last year's con-
troversial Hopwood-winning play,
"War Sk:es," by Robert Rosenberg
was d;;cussed.

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mum, and as a matter of fact did
not exceed $5 in either case, ac-
cording to Prof. Ross Lee Finney.
The music school professor is in
charge of arrangements for the
productions.
"In this way it was possible to
produce opera on the same level
as grand opera with a minimum
of expense," Finney said.
This type of approach is an ex-
periment in modern opera pro-
duction, Finney explained. It is
simple and direct, a link between
regular opera and "television op-
era," he said.
To conclude the festival a final
program will be held Oct. 17 at Hill
Auditorium when Wayne Dunlap
conducts the University Symphony
Orchestra. The program will in-
clude "first performances," stu-
dent works which have not been
played before.
Slosson Says
U.S. Morality
Up to Standard
Prof. Preston W. Slosson of the
history department declared yes-
terday that public morality in the
United States today compares
"favorably" with past standards.
In some cases, such as in the
press and in government, morality
has made great strides even in the
last 50 years, Prof. Slosson said.
Comparing the standards of this
country with others the current
affairs expert stated "they prob-
ably are lower than Swiss, Dutch,
Scandinavian or British Common-
wealth standards of the present,
but probably higher than those of
any other country today."
Concerning the present moral
state of politics in the United
States, Prof. Slosson looked back
on the vicious campaigns of Jack-
son and Cleveland's timne. He ex-
pressed the belief that although
some slander and spite may re-
main today it does not create as
critical a problem as in the days
past.
Coeds To Sponsor
Bus Ticket Sales
University Pnhellenic Associa-
tion will sponsor a booth to sell
both local and out of state bus tic-
kets beginning today in the lobby
of the League.
A meeting will be held at 3:30
p.m. today in the League to train
interested coeds in selling tech-
niques. An agent-from a nationally
known bus company will be on
hand to give instruction.
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