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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

'THURSDAY. APRIL 3, 1952

# 1 ..

THURSI)AY, APRIL 3, 19$Z

Tax Referendum

HE BEST THING that can be said for
for the proposal to slap an excise tax
on all amusement tickets is that Ann Arbor
sIoes need the money. It needs it badly.
City revenues under current tax pro-
cedures have reached maximum potential.
Mayor William E. Brown insists that every
discernible loophole in city tax regulations
has been plugged. Still the city is already
beginning to feel the pinch of straightened
budgets and curtailed services. Ann Arbor
must have more police, more fire pro-
tection, better civic facilities, and all the
other myraid needs of a growing city.
And the prospective annexations of Ann
Arbor Hills.and a Huron River Hills sub-
division also on the April 7 ballot, will add
to these already pressing needs.
Given the demonstrable necessity for
increased city revenues it nevertheless is
unfortunate that officials should seek to
fill the need with an amusement tax.
The amusement excise is a bad tax, par-
ticularly in the way it is worded on the
April 7 ballot proposition. For one thing
it does not specify how much of a tax the
City Council may levy; presumably the,
council could set the percentage as high as
it liked. For another, it sets a jangerous
precedent for more excises on other opera-
tions in the future.
Even then it may not provide the city
with the revenue it needs. Ostensibly one
of the chief sources of income from the
excise would be the many and varied

University amusements, athletic events,
plays, concerts and movies. But whether
University affairs can ever be subject
to city taxes is a constitutional question;
and should the tax be, by some stretch of
the imagination, passed, a bitter court
struggle would almost certainly ensue-
with the probable result being the ex-
emption of University activities from the
city's amusement tax.
Even apart from these considerations the
amusement excise must be judged a poor
means of securing revenue. It socks the low
income people hardest, as do all sales taxes,
and hits only lightly ,those of larger in-
come. And since it is a levy of broad, un-
defined scope, it will certainly work to the
detriment of such worthwhile city Institu-
tions as the Arts Theater Club as well as
make going to the movies even more than
the now inflated sixty-five cents.
Certainly the voter need feel no sympathy
for the local movie chain, despite a high
priced publicity campaign. The vicious
drivel disseminated in paid advertisements,
on the other hand, should not blind the
voters to their real interests in the amuse-
ment excise issue. Proposition 5 should not
be "killed" as the ads and movie screens
insultingly admonish us; but it should be
voted down for the present - and city
authorities should find some more equitable,
less discriminatory, less arbitrary means of
securing new revenues.
-Zander Hollander

+ ART +

BOOKS
THE GROVES OF ACADEME by Mary
McCarthy (Harcourt, Brace.)
N MISS McCARTHY'S previous work
(mostly short stories), satire has been
the frame upon which she has hung her
plots. Always clever, witty, sometimes devas-
tatingly so, she has probed with delicious
irony some of the more farcical aspects of
our modern culture. Thus, the citadels of
progressive education are tailormade for her
caustic style. And she ,undoubtedly knows
whereof she speaks, having taught at both
Sarah Lawrence and Bard.
It is with such an institution (seemingly,
a distillation of two or three eastern pro-
gressive colleges) that her present novel
deals. Briefly, the complex plot follows
this general outline: a thoroughly unat-
tractive Joycean scholar named Mulcahy
is summarily dismissed from his position
at Jocelyn College. His biography: "Henry
Mulcahy, called Hen by his friends, forty-
one years old, the only Ph.D in the Litera-
ture.department, contributor to the "Na-
tion" and "The Kenyon Review," Rhodes
scholar, Guggenheim Fellow, father of
four, fifteen years teaching experience,
salary and rank of instructor-an 'unfor-
tunate' personality in the lexicon of de-
partment heads, but in the opinion of a
number of his colleagues the cleverest man
at Jocelyn and the victim, here as else-
where, of that ferocious envy of medio-
crity for excellence that' is the ruling pas-
sion of all systems of jobholders."
His letter of dismissal (there is no tenure,
only a verbalragreement) is signed by May.
nard Hoar, president of the college, a boyish
professional liberal who is currently under
some pressure from the conservative trus-
tees and alumni. Mulcahy devises a diaboli-
cal plan to regain his teaching position. He
will privately proclaim himself a Communist
in order to compromise Hoar's liberal p4sTY
tion; he will enlist the ready sympathy of
his colleagues on the staff and further ex-
ploit the president's supposed knowledge of
his Party membership and his wife's heart
condition. The upshot of these mock-heroics
is that, faced with an impasse, Hoar is
forced to reappoint Mulcahy and resign. Be-
tween these two points lies the main part of
the narrative. The action is varigated and
complex and during the battle several un-
pleasant academic types mill about constant-
ly shifting sides. Just when the interest
in the contest begins to sag, the author con-
jures up a slashing, malicious account of the
inevitable Poetry Conference, which alone
is almost worth the price of the book.
Peopled with several recognizable fig-'
ures and characterized by a bitter, know-
ing satire, the novel seems well on its
way to becoming a "succes de scandale."
Miss McCarthy's style is impeccable and
as a parodist, she is well-nigh unbeat-
able.
But it becomes increasingly apparent as
the narrative rolls on that the author is in
danger of being tripped up by her intricate
plotting. Her style threatens to become a
parody of itself. That the whole thing
barely comes off becomes more of a tribute
to her skill than it would be applied to a.
lesser artist
D. &. Crippen

"I Haven't Seen It Yet But I Read The Book"'

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DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

URING THE past year, the University
Museum of Art has increased its hold-
ings with an impressive collection of pur-
chases and gifts. The accessions of 1951
are currently on display in the West Gallery
of Alumni Memorial Hall, and this exhibit
is augmented by some of the Museum's pre-
vious acquisitions, in the North Gallery.
A few of the drawings have been dis-
played earlier this year. Paul Klee's "A
Walk with the Child" is certainly worth
seeing again, and so are most of the other
repeaters. The only one I dislike is Henry
Moore's contribution; his ungracefully
heavy lines and coarse compositions are
only exceeded in his paintings. I wish he
would stick to metal and stone as his
media for expression.
.One of Britain's foremost painters, Ben
Nicholson, is represented by a Still Life, oil
paint on board, vintage 1945. The construe-
tivists are a pretty cold bunch, on the whole,
and Nicholson doesn't deviate from the pat-
tern. However, like Picasso, he is constantly.
experimenting, and a certain amount of cre-
dit is due him as a blazerof trails through
the wilderness of public opinion.
The color lithographs and woodcuts form
the most exciting portion of the exhiibt.
Playing Cards shows little resemblance to
the most exciting portion of the exhibit.'
Leger is famous, but it reveals his usual fine;
sense of color and design. Ewald Matare's
color woodcut, Nocturnal Grazing, is an ex-
cellent primitivist composition, and could
easily pass for a copy of animal paintings
from the Altimira Caves.
In this same category, Rufino Tamayo'

anguished "Composition* Andre L'Hote's
cubist "The Port," and Antoni Clave's
"Bull Fight" are definitely worth noting.
Emil Nolde's watercolor, 'Frisian Land-
scape," is not one of his best efforts, but
is nevertheless a good example of the
work of a much under-rated artist.
The items in black and white-drawings,
etchings, lithographs, etc.-are uniformly
good, with but few exceptions. Their quality
is surprisingly high, in view of the limited
funds at Mr. Slusser's disposal. The Max
Beckmann enthusiasts will be happy to learn
that the Museum has added four of his dry-
points and two lithographs to its collection.
His huge oil, Begin the Beguine,. and a wa-
tercolor may also be seen, the former just,
outside the West Gallery, the latter in the
North Gallery.
Of the previous accessions, Kupfer-
man's brilliantly colored "Protozoan Com-
munity" is most likely to attract the eye..
Ben Shahn's "Boy" and William Fett's
"Landscape, Mexico," are also striking, but
my personal favorite is Robert Gwathmey.
His serigraph, "Across the Field," shows a
sensitivity and taste in color and composi-
tion that should eventually win for him
the reputation he already deserves, as one
of the best artists in the country.
The Chagalls that occupied the showcage
on the mezzanine have been replaced by
two etchings and two mezzotints from the
Museum collection. The closing date for the
exhibit is April 25th, so even if you miss it
before vacation, you will have plenty of time
to examine it on your return.
-Siegfried Feller

XettePJ. TO THE EDITOR
The Daily welcomes communlcagioris from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all letters whichtare signed by the writer
and in good taste. Letters exceeding 300 words in length, defamatory or
libelous letters, and letters which for any reason are not in good taste will
be condensed, edited or withheld from pubication at the discretion of the
editors.

ON THE
Washinigton Merry-Go-Round
WITH DREW PEARSON

WASHINGTON-Politicians are wondering
whether President Truman's determi-
nation Iiot to run again will change any of
his policies. The answer is best illustrated
by Defense Mobilizer Charles E. Wilson's
resignation-namely, "it won't."
Truman knew when he had his final
argument with Wilson that he had no
further need to seek labor votes or kick
big business in the teeth. Nevertheless,
he battled for the steelworkers' wage in-
crease just as he had during seven pre-
vious years in the White House.
The storm over steel was already brewing
when Charley Wilson attended the cabinet
meeting last Friday. Anyone who looked
carefully could see it in his ruddy face. The
big Defense Mobilizer who worked his way
up from a $35-a-week electrical worker to
$175,000-a-year head of General Electric,
sat and sulked. Everyone else at the cabinet
meeting was welcoming the President, telling
him how well he looked, chatting about the
Jackson-Jefferson dinner, but not Wilson.
He sat back and glowered.
After the meeting, the big Defense Mo-
ot liht
IT MUST INDEED BE terrifying to mem-
bers of the University's Lecture Com-
mittee to wake up in the morning only to
discover themselves in the thick of the day's
news.
Every time a speaker is banned from
this "hot bed of Communism," the Detroit
newspapers gleefully go wild with head-
lines and front page stoies. Frequently,
the story gets emphasized play in other
state, as well as out-state papers. It's
great news

bilizer went up to the President and talked
privately. It was obvious from the look on
Charley's face that the two men were
near the breaking point.
That same afternoon, however, they held
one final session at the White House, this
time with Economic Stabilizer Roger Put-
nam and Price Stabilizer Ellis Arnall pre-
sent.
* * *
-WRECKING INFLATION-
THE ISSUE was quite simple and the con-
ferees got down to it quickly.
Putnam, a New England manufacturer,
and Arnall, former governor of Georgia,
claimed the steel industry was making
huge excess profits, could afford to deduct
the proposed wage boost. out of profits.
Wilson, however, clamled the 26-cents-an-
hour wage increase recommended by the
Wage Stabilization Board must be offset by
Increasing the price of steel. He also claim-
ed President Truman had gone back on a
previous agreement on this point made at
Key West.
"If your reasoning is correct," Price Ad-
ministrator Arnall told Wilson, "you might
as well abolish my Office of Price Stabiliza-
tion and make it an appendage of the Wage
Stabilization Board. Then every time you
gave a wage boost, you would give a price
boost. However, that's not stopping infla-
tion. That's wrecking things."
'The Wage Stabilization Board has al-
ready wrecked things," countered Wilson.
"Not unless we grant a price increase,"
shot back his subordinate, Price Administra-
tor Arnall.
"Then there'll be a strike," argued Wilson.
'Well, we can't let industry and labor
bulldoze us with the threat of a strike,' re-
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DESERVING credit for an attempt to per-
form a gigantic symphony and an
American premier, the University Symphony
turned out an enjoyable concert last night.
A bright start by the performance of Rez-
nicek's "Overture to Donna Diana" got the
program off on the right foot and prepared
the audience for the two big compositions
to follow. The Orchestra captured the gay
mood of the overture well, and-although
the begining ensemble was faulty-succeed-
ed in attaining later an excellent feeling for
the humorous spirit which permeated the
work.
Prof. Finney's "Piano Concerto in E
Major," which followed, began with a mili-
tant first movement which combined in-
teresting orchestral effects, dissonance
and lyric themes. Benning Dexter's piano
work could have been more dynamic,
though, to better express the march-like
flavor of the movement.
However, in the second movement of the
Concerto, Dexter seemed to feel the lyric
passages of this movement better, and made
his piano more expressive. The final move-
ment of the work was of a gay, jig-like
nature and showed the composer's humor
to its best advantage.
Ending the concert with the titanic Mah-
ler "Symphony no. 1 in D Major," the Or-
chestra deserves perhaps its greatest praise
in capturing the general mood of the work
which Mahler had intended when he wrote
it.
Although at timesthe Orchestra was not
as accurate as might be hoped for in pitch
and attacks, particularly in the loud and
fast passages of the finale, it was able to give
a creditable and expressive performance of

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Additional cards may be obtained in
1210 Angell Hall or 1006 Angell Hall.
Blue Cross Group Hospitalization,
Medical and surgical Service: During
the period from April 14 through April
24, the University Personnel Office
(Room 3012, Administration Building)
will accept new applications as well
as requests for changes in contracts
now in effect. These new applications
and changes become effective June 5,
with the first payroll deduction May 31.
After April 24, no new applications
or changes can be accepted until Oc-
tober, 1952.
Summer Employment: Students in-
terested in summer employment will
have an opportunity to examine the
Bureau of Appointment's personnel re-
quests from camps, resorts and indus-
tries, Thurs., 1 to 5 p. m., Room 3B,
Michigan Union. Those students who
have not yet registered for summer
employment may do so at that time.
A representative from Childcraft
Books, a Marshall Field Enterprise, will
be in Room 3G, Michigan Union, Thurs.,
9 a. m. to 5 p. m. to interview men
and women students interested in sales
positions for the summer.
A representative from Russell Kelly
Office Service in Detroit will be in Room
3B, Michigan Union, Thurs., 1 to 5
p. M. to talk to interested women
students for summer office positions
in Detroit.
Personnel Requests:
SCRUGOS VANDERVOORT BARNEY
of St. Louis, Mo. has openings for
women for the summer for positions
on the College Board. Women from the
St. Louis area who are interested must
have their applications In by April 15.
The U. S. CIVIL SERVICE COMMIS-
SION of Washington D. C. announces
examination for Radar Instructor and
Radar Instructor Trainee. The positions
are open at the Keeser Air Force Base
Biloxi, Miss. A degree in Electrical
Engineering is required or at least 4
years of progressively responsible ex-
perience In radar or radio repair and
maintenance or in electronics research
or closely allied fields.
Selling Research, Inc. of New York
City is interested in young men grad-
uating in June for positions in Market-
ing and Sales Research. They will come
to the University to interview if suffi-
cient people are interested. Contact
the Bureau of Appointments if you
would like to talk to them.
The MICHIGAN STATE CIVIL SERV-
ICE COMMISSION announces examina-
tion-for Employment and Claims Inter-
viewer I. Seniors who expect to receive
their degrees by September 1952 are
eligible to compete regardless of ma-
jor. Courses in Public Unemployment
Insurance, Economics, Labor, Personnel
Psychology and Law are desirable.
For further information, appoint-
ments and application blanks contact
the Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Ad-
ministration Building, Ext. 371.
Booch Aircraft Corporation of Wich-
ita, Kansas, has openings for Design
Engineers, ElectHcal, Mechanical, Struc-
ture, Aerodynamics and Tool Engineers.
Application blanks are available for
those students interested.
The Rhinelander Paper Company, in
Rhinelander, Wisconsin is interested in
a Business Administration or Economics
student to fill a position as Industrial
Relations Trainee. They would like a
draft-exempt individual.
Plaskon Division, of Toledo, Ohio, is
in need of a Research Chemist with
an M. S. or Ph.D. degree for work in
analytical organic chemistry and also
a Research Chemist with a B. S. degree.
In addition to this, they have open-
ings for Junior Salesmen with a degree
in Chemistry or engineering.
The Freeman Chemical Company of
Detroit is engaged in a government
project and is in need of Chemists,
Chemical or Electrical Engineers, and
Physicists. For further information,
contact the Bureau of Appointments.
The Flint Civil Service Commission
has several openings for Civil Engineers
in the Department of Public Works.
The Roddis Plywood Corporation of
Marshfield, Wisconsin, has openings
for Industrial Engineering Trainees.
Mechanical and Civil Engineers as well
as Industrial Engineers, graduating in
June, can make application.
The Ethyl Corporation'of Detroit has
openings for Organic and Physical
Chemists with a Ph. D. degree and
Chemical Engineers with a B. S. de-
gree in the Patent Section.
For further information and applica-
tion blanks, contact the Bureau of

urdays when they will close at noon.
Library Science study Hall will be open
1:30 to 5 p. m., Mon. through Fri., April
7 through 11, closed mornings and Sat-
urdays. There will be no Sunday serv-
ice on April 6 and 13.
The Divisional Libraries and Angell
Hall Study Hall will be open on short
schedules, I. e., 10 to 12 and 2 to 4
daily. Exceptions are: the East and West
Engineering Libraries and the bureau
of Government Library which will be
open from 9 a. m. to 12 noon and 2
to 5 p. in. daily, except on Saturdays
when they will close at noon; Math-
ematics-Economics Library will be open
8 to 12 Mon., through Fri. and 10 to
12 Sat.; the Physics Library will be
closed for decorating; Fine Arts Read-
ing Room will be open from 1 to 5
p. m. Mon. through Fri., April 7 through
11, closed mornings and Saturdays; the
Study Hall at Willow Run will be
open only the regular evening hours
6:30 to 10 Mon. through Thurs. and on
Sun. 1 to 5:30 and 6:30 to 10.
Schedules will be posted on the doors
of the Divisional Libraries, and informa-
tion regarding library service during
the vacation may be obtained by tei-
ephoning the Director's Office, Ext. 750.
Lectures
University Lecture. Dr. N. W. Mc-
Lachlan, author of books in applied
mathematics and consulting engineer,
London, England, and visiting Profes-
sor of Electrical Engineering at the Uni-
versity of Illinois, will lecture on the
subject "Subharmonc Oscillations in
Electrical and Mechanical Systems,"
with an experimental demonstration,
today at 4:15 p. m., in Room 1400,
Chem. Bldg. The lecture is under the
auspices of the Department of Math-
ematics, the College of Engineering and
the Departments of Physics and Chem-
istry. The public is cordially invited.
American Chemical Society Lecture:
The University of Michigan Section pre-
sents Dr. Harold G. Cassidy, Associate
Professor of Chemistry, Yale University,
in a lecture on "Oxidation-Reduction
Polymers", Tues., April 8, at 8 p. m.,
In Room 1300 Chem. Bldg. Visitors are
welcome.
Academic Notices
Seminar in Analytical and Inorganic
Chemistry: Prof. C. L. Rulfs will speak
on "Research Miscellania - Ampero-
metric Organic Sulfur, Technetium
(VII), Aqueous Borohydride-on", to-
night at 7:30 in Room 3003 Chem. Bldg.
Visitors are welcome.
Seminar in Electrochemistry: Samuel
H. Dreisbach will discuss "Gurney's
Theory of Overvoltage", tonight at 7
o'clock in Room 1016 Chem. Bldg.
Visitors are welcome.
Aero Seminar: The talk scheduled for
Thurs., April 3, by Mr. M. A. Brull,
has been postponed torApril 24. There
will be no seminar this week.
Applicants For .Combined Curricu-
lums: Application for admission to the
combined curriculums with the Med-
ical, Dental, and Law Schools must
be made before April 18 of the final
preprofessional year. Application forms
may be obtained now at 1010 Angell
Hall and should be filed with the Sec-
retary of the Committees at that office.
Education C-78 (Psychology 78), meet-
ing Tues. and Thurs. at 9 and 11 a. m.
will not meet April 1 and April 3.
Concerts
Student Recital: Nancy Philbin,
pianist, will present a program at 4:15
p. M. today in Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater, in partial fulfillment of the
requirements for the degree of Bachelor
of Music. A pupil of Joseph Brinkman,
Miss Philbin, will play compositions by
Bach, Beethoven, and Prokofieff. The
public is invited.
Student Recital: Carol Eagle, student
of piano with Ava Comin Case, will
play compositions by Bach, Mendels-
sohn, Ravel and Chopin, in her recital
tonight at 8:30 in Lydia Mendelssohn
Theater. Presented in partial fulfillment
of thelrequirements for the degree of
Bachelor of Music, the program will be
open to the public.
Events Today
Professor Samuel Dana, former Dean
of the School of Natural Resources and
member of the National Resources Task
Force of the Hoover Commission, will
speak at an American Society for Public
Administration social seminar, at 7:30
p. m. in the West Conference Room,
Rackham. His subject will be "Admin-
istration of Natural Resources." Mem-

YR Convention .. .
To the Editor:
READERS of the accurate story
on the midwest Young Repub-
lican convention by Harry Lunn,
55, in Tuesday's Daily might think
the convention's ultra-conservative
platform represents the views of
the University Young Republican
club. It does not. It does not repre-
sent the views of the Republican
party, as a glance at the GOP
1948 platform shows.
Our delegates to the convention
were not selected on the basis of
their representation of the opin-
ions of a majority of the club.
Rather, because of our meager
treasury, only members with
money and time for a weekend in
Chicago could be delegates. Most
of these people turned out to be
very conservative. Also, the con-
vention as a whole was even more
conservative than our delegation,
though that may be hard to
imagine. So the convention's re-
sults were at least twice removed
(to the right) of our YR club's
stand.
To the convention's credit, it
endorsed federal anti-lynch and
anti-poll-tax laws. To the Univer-
sity delegation's credit, it (unsuc-
cessfully) advocated compulsory
state fair employment practices
commissions and successfully
opposed asinine attempts to read
Sen. Wayne Morse (R.-Ore.) and
Sen. Henry Lodge (R.-Mass.) out
of the party.
This convention's platform is
the opinion of a hundred-odd
youngsters. I urge students ser-
iously examining the Republican
party to study the GOP platforms
of 1948 and 1952, the policies ad-
vocated in the upcoming campaign
and the record of the 80th Con..
gress.
-Floyd Thomas, '52
President, YR
Campaign Funds...
To the Editor:
IT HAS BEEN a quite common
experiencethis pastweek to
hear fellow students say that they
too would like to run for some
office in the coming campus elec-
tions. That is, they would like to
run, only they can't afford to. The
expense of buying posters, photo-
graphs, etc. is just too much for
them.
Speech-making, hand-shaking,
and even having one's friends sing
political slogans for him, seem
legitimate and quite commendable
forms of campaigning. Yet, must
we on the Michigan campus be so
commercial as to make the buying
of posters, etc. an almost nec-
essary consequence of running in
the election? I thought that ,here
almost everyone woud .agree that
Jefferson's ideal is sound - that
people of high scholarly ability
are to be found at every economic
level. Yet, our elections discrim-
inate against those persons who
aren't able to buy the parapher-
nalia needed in orded to cam-
paign.
Everywhere you go on campus,
you see dozens of campaign post-
ers. Smiling teeth are glaring at
you from every conceivable place
-even from places once thought
private.
It might even happen that the
calibre of the elected members is
somewhat lowered by the exclusion
of those who can't afford to run.
The printing of the "Know your
Candidates" bulletin is certainly
a worthy project. At the same
time, shouldn't there be some
reasonable limit in the amount of
money spent in the campaigning?
--Jim Greenlee, '53
LYLE.

I HAVE NOTED with concern the
increasing influence and opera-
tion of the Labor Youth League
in this area. True, the LYL is not
a recognized campus organization,
however, it is entirely feasible that
it might seek recognition in the
future. Recognition for the LYL
has just recently been gained at
the University of Chicago.
As a matter of information, I
would like to quote the following
testimony of Matthew Cvetic, FBI
undercover agent, before the
House Un-ACC:
Committee Council Tavenner:
"Are you familiar with an organi-
zation called Labor Youth
League?"
Mr. Cvetic: "Yes."
Tavenner: "Is this a national
organization of the Communist
Party?"
Mr. Cvetic: "Yes, it is."
Tavenner: "It this organization
completely controlled by the Com-
munist Party?"
Mr. Cvetic: "Yes. This organiza-
tion is completely controlled by
the Communist Party. It was set
up by the Communist Party for

the Purpose of activating youth
and to carry the Communist Party
line into youth organizatiops, into
the colleges, into the schools . .:"
Of course this testimony will.
immediately bring charges of
"stoolpigeon" and various other
character assassinating adjectives
from the local pinkos and left
sympathizers - It is certainly a
sad state of affairs when a person
who risks his life to actively seek
out and identify the forces that
are endeavoring to destroy our
way of life must be subjected to
such ridicule.
I believe that even those of you
who disapprove of the methods
of the Un-ACC, will do well to
bear in mind these pertinent facts
when encountering th prop-
aganda of the LYL oni campus.
-Robert D. Longwish:
0 * *
Music Review .
Attention Miss Voss:
MY CONGRATULATIONS to
you. I have always respected
an individual stand on a question
in the face of multitudinous oppo-
sition. Your individuality in tak-
ing the stand you expressed in
your review of the St. Matthew
Passion, in spite of the opposition
forthcoming from musicians and
non-musicians alike, merits the
admiration of the entire Univer-
sity. If I may be permitted, though,
I should like to point out one min-
or , discrepancy in your analysis
of the concert.
In your first paragraph, you
said that a total chorus seventy-
five times larger was used in last
nights concert than when first
performed. In your second para-
graph you mentioned that the
chorale parts were' written for
audience participation. If this is
so, then the group of high school
singers would have to be excluded
from the stage choir in determin-
ing how many times greater last
nights choir was than Bach's. I
estimate that there were about
two hundred, persons in the stage
choir and dividing this numbed
by 24 (the number you approx-
imated for Bach's choir) I arrive
at the figure 8.88. Therefore, I
am afraid that Dr. Klein's "tac-
tics" were not quite as "gran-
doise" as you mistakenly believed.
I offer this only as a minor
correction to your' beautifui
written and individualistic review.
-Ben Larsen
Student Interest,...
To the Editor:
IT WAS VERY satisfying to read
the statement about a campus
problem, which was issued by the
Kelsey House council. With very
few exceptions such groups neglect
any affairs that do not have an
obvious bearing on them. When
such a group sees that part of its
duty entails an awareness of-prob-
lems on campus and takes the
time to respond to them, they are
to be congratulated. It is impor-
tant, particularly on this issue of
a speaker's ban, that students
take time out to think. Kelsey
House council has brought the
issue to its house members; this
action should be noted by every
individual who thinks it his busi-
ness to think. It is important dur-
ing these times of red-baiting and
smear campaigns to take the tine
to be informed, to be informed
enough to act with assurance and
conviction, to be as informed as
a good leader is.
-William Himelhock

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