100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

May 03, 1953 - Image 4

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
Michigan Daily, 1953-05-03

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.


PAGE FOUR

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

SUNDAY, MAY 3 1953

PAGE FOUR SUNDAY, MAY 3,1953

'Operation
rainwashing'
WITH A GREAT DEAL of seriousness and
secrecy the Army is now in the process
of pulling off what appears to be one of
the most incredible schemes in years-op-
eration brainwashing."
This operation revolves around those
repatriated POW's whom the army has
termed "victims of Communist propagan-
da." Sixty-two in number, these men are
being sent'to Valley Forge Hospital, Phila-
delphia, for "reorientation" and psychia-
tric treatment.
Because the operation has been shrouded
in such secrecy, it appears on the surface
that the men are being isolated and detain-
ed like lepers who might transmit their
deadly disease to others.
However, it is safe to assume that the
press has misrepresented and sensational-
ized the news and that the Army has more
in mind than a full-scale cleansing of the
grey matter.
Quite probably these men underwent ter-
rific mental detioration and are now in a
condition of emotional instability. If this
is so, then army psyciatrists have the same
type of rehabilitation job to perform in this
case as they do in any case of war neurosis.
However, in light of the present cold
war, the Army might feel the men require
some sort of political as well as psychiatric
readjustment.
This raises some rather intriguing ques-
tions. The first concerns the right of the
government to impose counter-indoctrina-
tion. If some of the veterans are not men-
tally ill but have accepted the Communist
doctrine on the basis of past beliefs and
what they saw and experienced, then it
seems highly dubious that the Army has a
right to re-convert them to the current
trends of American thought.
Another point which rises out of the
question of political treatment is that of
what the Army will consider proper re-
orientation or re-Americanization. While
It is highly doubtful that the Army will
fall prey to McCarthy's rigid, absolute
standards of "Americanism," there is al-
ways the possibility that a political re-
orientation would involve a certain stan-
dard of orthodoxy. This is repugnant to
the American concept of free thought.
It is absurd and frightening to conceive
of a formal governmental organization tak-
ing upon itself the remodeling of a man's
mind. Certainly, it is hoped, the army will
realize this and detain these returned POW's
only as long as they still require strictly
medical-psychiatric help.
-Alice Bogdonoff
IT WAS chestnut time yesterday afternoon
as the Hill Auditorium circus continued
along its merry way. The stellar attraction
was violinist Zino Francescatti who per-
formed the Beethoven concerto, probably
the most revered work in that part of the
violin repertory designated time-worn.
Francescatt delighted the pageantry
seeking audience, playing the difficult
cadenzas energetically and with facile
command of his instrument. In the lyric
passages his intense tone on the low
strings and tight, stringent tone on the
E string complimented the dramatic tenor
of his approach. His playing is anything
but austere; he is the Italian opera singer
of the violin.
The entertainment opened quite auspi-
ciously with Rossini's overture, "L'Italiana
in Algeri." It was performed precisely and

briskly, and with some excellent woodwind
solos. Unfortunately this fine interpreta-
tion foreshadowed an orchestral excellence
which never came.
Just before intermission Tschaikovsky's
Overture-Fantasia, "Romeo and Juliet,"
occupied the center ring. It was a per-
formance ferociously emphasizing the feud
between the Capulets and Montagues;
something to which an audience should
never be subjected, no matter what the
circumstances may be.

UNIFORMED DIPLOMACY:
Uncle Sam Pays Expenses
Of Bad-Will Ambassadors

"We'll Import From Anywhere But Abroad"

..

(EDITOR'S NOTE: Gayle Green spent ten
months in a tour of western Europe last year.
Below she records, her impressions of the U.S.
soldier in Europe.)
A LARGE GROUP of American men and
women are now on European jaunts,
financed by Uncle Sam.
They wear uniforms, spend a good deal
of their time playing war and their leisure
hours acting as bad-will ambassadors.
They are an influential proportion of our
armed forces.
There are men who would have made that
Grand Tour in grey flannels instead of
khaki, if the draftboard hadn't caught them
first. There are men who have dreamed and
talked of "Europe" for years but might
never have been able to afford it otherwise.
Some of them never heard of a world out-
side of Tennessee and think Europe is a
place to come to America from, not to go
from America to; some never even specu-
lated on the possibility of travel there.
So there they are-with all-expenses paid,
a monthly allowance and quite a bit of
leave time to see the world. Yet a large per-
centage of them never leave the camp.
Leave time comes and they don't know where
to go or what to do when they get there,
Since they don't dare travel anywhere
alone (some won't even venture to a coke
machine without a buddy as escort), they
have to find someone to go along with.
When they finally do reach Paris or
Rome or Vienna, they can't speak the
country's language. They spend all their
money in a few nights of drink and de-
bauchery in typical tourist hotspots, then,
sometimes, pass the rest of the leave
penitently looking at monuments or mu-
seums or bored by a travel agency's or-
ganized tour. And it isn't rare to find the
bored, homesick-for-Texas-or-Kalamazoo-
G.I. back to camp a few days before his
leave expires. Back with the boys his
complaints run: "These foreigners hate
cha'," "Everyone was out to get me for
all I'm worth." Frog, Wop, Kraut and
good old four letter army talk punctuate
the conversation.
Of course every once in a while someone
comes home raving about New Amsterdam
or some large city in Switzerland. "Just
like home," he'll say.
They walk the streets of the American
tourist quarters in Paris, eat in restaurants
where scrambled eggs anl milk shakes are
the specialty, haunt the American Express
and speak in that confident, loud, uncon-
scious tone of "no-one speaks English in this
darn foreign country anyway so we can say
whatever we feel like"
As AN OCCASION, an institutional event,
the May Festival is depressing. The
streets are clogged with depraved motorists
and plump ladies in long white gloves. I
have been the victim of two unprovoked
assaults by homicidal automobilists who,
crazed by music, have apparently lost all
self-control and seem capable of any excess.
If the desire for, and experience of music
leads, as Lady Bracknell would say, to ex-
cesses worse than those of the French Revo-
lution, I suggest we revalue the writings
of those Puritan divines who held that art
constituted a grave moral danger. But there
are worse things than murderous motorists
and dowagers: prices at the State movie
house have risen thirty cents, and it's im-
possible to get into a State Street soda
saloon.
Whenever people swarm together for
culture, it's ever thus-and one feels sor-
ry for them: they seem to suffer so. And
one suffers in Hill Auditorium: the seats
are too narrow, and they have a nervous
tendency to spring up behind with a clat-
ter. For one with legs longer than To-
louse-Lautrec's, it's absolute agony to sit
in the balcony seats allocated to Daily

Reviewers. The ventilation is awful, and
the acoustics have uncertain qualities--
especially to fading and blasting. The re-
sult is confusion; at first one sits in the
Delphic Oracle, the next minute in a
rather large padded tomato can.
Despite my environmental unhappiness, I
enjoyed yesterday evening's performances.
The program was interesting, and the per-
formances were exciting. Don Juan blazed
with appropriate passion,> though what
should have been lust often sounded like
simple prurience: the oboist played his solo
with more rubato than Strauss intended.
The same romantic overemphasis marred
The Entombment section of Mathis der
Mahler; where the music should have been
bleak, cruel, cold, it was warm and full. But
in the last movement of Mathis the orches-
tra howled, screamed, blasted with all the
fury of St. Anthony's vision. Trilling devils,
foul smells, all the sounds and sights of the
Inferno were evoked; no music of our time
makes quite the impression this does.
The soloist was Cesare Siepi, a tall,
handsome young man endowed with an
exceptional physique, and a fine, expres-
sive voice. The expressiveness was not'
particularly outstanding in the Mozart
concert aria. Mentre ti lascio, o figlia; he

In the eight passenger compartments of
European trains their barracks-type ver-
nacular is bandied back and forth and for-
eigners are teased and taunted.
There is no such thing, however, as
language difficulties. If a German store-
keeper doesn't understand English, just
repeat the sentence several times, a little
louder, he'll catch on. If a dancing part-
ner in a Spanish nightclub doesn't speak
American, you can say anything you want
as long as you smile. She'll never know
you're telling her to "drop dead." "Fun,
isn't it, these stupid foreigners!"
Two years in Germany affords most G.I.'s
a knowledge of the language that starts and
ends with "mox nix." The same in France,
results in an Americanized "wheee" and
"cum ca."
These able ambassadors of American
goodwill can't understand the scrawled in-
vitations, chalked on French and German
walls: Go Home U.S.
"Don't they like us?" they ask.
Even worse, their prejudices and intoler-
ances that could better have been left at
home are magnified overseas.
In countries where Negroes are treated
like anyone else instead of with special
tolerance, the racial disturbances among
our enlisted men are particularly discour-
aging.
At Orly Air Field, just outside Paris a
group of non-icommissioned officers sat
around a table in their club house drinking
beer on a particularly hot day last July.
"Too bad there isn't a swimmin' pool right
in the middle of the floor," one mused.
"Couldn't have a swimming pool here,"
another reminded him with a rather odd in-
flection. "Never could tell who'd decide to
take a swim in it' The others nodded
assent.
At a large army post in a small German
town about 90 kilometers from Stuttgart,
anti-Negro feeling flared up one evening
last November and resulted in a knifing.
Dances are restricted on this post be-
cause a substantial number of G.I.'s object
to seeing German girls dancing with Ne-
groes. Bigotry can't regulate dating rela-
tions off post however. When a Negro
soldier walked into a cafe with a German
girl whom a white G.I. had been dating,
some nasty comments were tossed about
the room.
The next night the soldiers in town were
divided into two tense, groups, waiting for
the straw that would set off a fight. Some
minor incident did. A soldier was knifed
and lay in the hospital for several days in
critical condition; others were the victims
of jagged bottles used as clubs.
Court martial threats smothered further
action but friction and tension aren't stop-
ped by court martials.
Nor could all the propaganda machines
and U. S. information services working over-
time and on Sundays too, eliminate the sus-
picion, mistrust or just plain dislike that
many Europeans hold for Americans.
A great many G.I.'s are doing every-
thing possible to be respected, intelligent
human beings, to wipe out the impression
that the ignorant, bigoted ones have
created.
It is difficult to tell whether the am-
bassadors of bad will outnumber these few
sincere, earnest ones, or whether evil is al-
ways more ostentatious than good.
- -Gayle Greene
[CURRENT MOVIES]
At the Orpheum .. .
THE BRAVE DON'T CRY, with Fulton
McKay and Meg Buchanan.
COAL-MINING and its attendant disasters
have a long history and a powerful tra-
dition in the British Isles. A special kind
of courage, not unmixed with stoicism, is
perhaps the force which takes the miners
into the pits each day and sustains their
families up on top after a disaster has oc-
curred. But they are first of all men and

women, and this John Grierson movie about
such a disaster embodies their humanity
as well as their unique kind of fortitude.
The movie's style is almost documentary.
In relating the story of the rescue of
some thirty men trapped by a cave-in,
the emphasis is not on flamboyant, dar-
ing gestures, but on men who are simply
doing their job and doing it well. In
keeping with this, the movie maintains a
level-headed kind of intensity.
Very skillfully, the picture focuses on the
group, rather than on any individual or
a single conflict, without becoming dry and
reportorial. One gets to know a great many
characters in the course of two hours. In
the. pit with the trapped men, personalities
and tensions emerge which, taken all to-
gether, create the effect of a tremendous
anxiety. There is an old man, pessimistic
about the possibility of escape; a boy who,
even though terribly scared, is worried
about losing his pay at tick-tack-toe; the
foreman, lacking imagination, but keeping
order amid the rising panic of his men.
The men in the pit are irresistably authen-
tic. But outside, in an attempt to symbolize
the struggle for escape, the picture has less
success. The freedom of racing pigeons in
their airy blue element is somewhat too in-

a,','
0

ietter4' TO THE EDITOR
The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all letters which are 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 publication at the discretion of the
editors.

A Challenge . .
To the Editor:
IT IS ONLY natural that most
dormitory residents are sympa-
thetic towards the striking bus-
boys in the West Quad. Every
dorm resident has seen the arbi-
trary nature of the actions of the
Residence Halls' Business Office
as illustrated by the recent rent
increase.
I therefore urge the striking
busboys to join with me in DE-
MANDING a complete account of
all dorm finances from Mr. Shiel,
the business manager. Since IHC
has miserably failed in these in-
vestigations because of its lack of
courage, I propose that the fight
be carried on by those who have
the strength to apply their con-
victions.
I would challenge the business
office to prove that the income to
be derived from next year's in-
,reased number of dorm residents
was anticipated and. accounted
for in the rent increase. If, as I
believe, it was NOT included, the
rent increase was double the
amount it should have been! In
any case, it is the uncooperative-
ness of the administration in giv-
ing us information that has led
students like myself to question
their methods and decisions.
-Bob Perry

Korean Truce..
To the Editor:
THE RATHER stupid statement
by our truce team that we
would not agree to any Asiatic
nation as the nation to hold the
Korean War prisoners because
they "might be subjected to Com-
munistic military, economic, or
political influence" indicates once
again that we no longer have a
responsible State Department.
What will bed India's reaction to
this statement. India has been
strong enough to not only reject
Communist pressures, but also
those pressures of our own. India
has probably less contact with the
Communist countries than Swit-
zerland. What beautiful propa-
ganda the communists can make
out of this. The Republicans say
they want to strengthen our case
in Asia, but does this? Besides,
this may block the truce negotia-
tion and we would for the first
time be responsible for the stop.
page. Oh well, Dulles could not be
bothered with this matter as he
had to appear before one of the
8 investigating committees inves-
tigating the State Department.
We do not have a responsible
StatedDepartment thanks to Mc-
Carthy, Jenner, Velde, and the
rest of the "wrecking crew."
-Blue Carstenson

t

i
'

4

, 1

I

ON THE
WASHINGTON
MERRY-GO-ROUND
WITr DREW PEARSON

Ii

x

WASHINGTON-It's a distressing matter to publish, but the Joint
Chiefs of Staff are so alarmed over sagging officer morale that
Gen. Omar Bradley has written a solemn, secret report on "this
worsening situation" to Secretary of Defense Wilson.
"We have been unable to attract and hold the high-type
career officer which is needed to maintain the high standards of
our army, navy and marine corps and air force," wrote the
nation's No. 1 soldier.
He blamed Congress for "changing the rules in the middle of
the game" and some Congressmen for habitually "slurring" the
officer corps.
"The primary reason for this growing lack of confidence in the
military services as a career stems from the feeling that the gov-
ernment has broken its contract with military personnel and has
changed the rules in the middle of the game," Bradley stated. "Mili-
tary personnel feel that the government should keep its part of the
contract and abide by the rules with the same degree of conscientious-
ness as it demands from them.
"To support this contention," Bradley's report continued, "mili-
tary personnel point to the Van Zandt amendment which denies re-
tirement benefits except when personnel are forced out of the service
with the stigma of non-selection; the Davis amendment, the immed-
iate result of which is to deny earned promotions to thousands of
junior officers and to require the reducfion of many others to the
next lowest grade; the reduction of weight allowances in shipping
household goods overseas and suddenly finding that part of their
shipping allowances to return them to the U.S. has been withdrawn;
and also the gradual 'whittling away' of fringe benefits such as com-
missary and exchange privileges and medical and dental care for
dependents."
--- UNFAIR ATTACKS -
GENERAL BRADLEY also complained against the "progressive low-
ering of the standards of living of officer personnel" and the
"increas~ingly frequent periods of family separation due to lack of
dependent housing in overseas areas."
"Aside from the material causes which have reduced the
attractiveness of the military services as a career," he added, "the
habitual slurring of the officer corps by some members of con-
gress and some elements of the press ... has served to aggravate
this serious situation.
"Concerning unfair and malicious attacks made upon the military
services,' the Bradley memo went on, "there is the tendency to
accept this criticism without any attempt to keep the record straight.
"The Joint Chiefs of Staff feel, however, that much can be done
to counteract this worsening situation and that- it is our duty and
responsibility to take corrective action," General Bradley concluded.
Note: Instead of improving the situation, however, Wilson's
right-hand man, Deputy Secretary of Defense Kyes, delivered a
speech charging that the Defense Department "has only a handful
of men whose abilities, knowledge and experience approach the re-
quirements" of leadership. These remarks have plunged Pentagon
morale to an all-time low.
- HOLLYWOOD ABROAD -
.S. MOTION PICTURES have done a far better job telling the
American story abroad than the public realizes. This was the
consensus of most members of a Senate Foreign Relations Subcom-
mittee now investigating American propaganda in foreign countries.
Senators were particularly impressed with the testimony of
Eric Johnston, head of the Motion Picture Association of America,
who gave a no-holds-barred description of foreign reaction to
U.S. films. Johnston pointed out, among other things, that
"Grapes of Wrath," depicting the life of migrant farmers in
California, was touted in Communist countries as "the paradise
that is America." It was expected to be a terrific blow to the
U.S.A.
However, it boomeranged and was quickly withdrawn from Com-
munist theatres. Reason was that "Grapes of Wrath" shows American
migrant farmers driving in automobiles. In Europe, a laborer owning
an automobile is a plutocrat.
"The strength of our motion pictures," Johnston told the Sena-
tors, "is that they show the bad along with the good. People quickly
catch on to propaganda. The Russian pictures are technically excel-
lent productions, but they have never caught on. They show only
the good side of Russia. That's why in European cities people stand
in line to see American pictures, while Russian-film theaters are
empty."
Johnston pointed out that some films aren't shown in certain
countries, such as "Going My Way," featuring a Catholic priest,
which would not be popular in Protestant Scandinavia. Likewise,
"Stars in My Crown," featuring a Protestant clergyman, would
not run well in Southern Italy.
Producers also have to be careful about showing kissing in India,
where public love-making is frowned upon.
- MONEY-GO-ROUND -
TWO REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMEN almost got into a fistfight
the other day when one accused the other of selling out to the
private power interests. The clash took place behind closed doors of
the House Appropriations Committee. Congressman Andresen of Min-
nesota didn't like the way Congressman Jensen of Iowa had cut
public power projects out of the budget. In fact, Andresen almost
sounded like a Democrat as he angrily accused Jensen of "selling
out" tn the nrivate utility cnmnnnie The hig Iowan turned an angrv

DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN

11

I

(Continued from Page 2)
gram: Haydn Symphony No. 7; Barber
Second Essay for Orchestra; Ravel's
"La Valse"; and arias-Beethoven "Ah,
perfdo"; Verdi "Pace, pace" from "For-
za del destino"; and Verdi "Ritorna
Vincitor" from "Aida."
Tickets are on sale at the box office
in Hill Auditorium. Librettos will be
on sale preceding each concert in the
lobby.
The public is requested to arrive suf-
ficiently early as to be seated on time,
since doors will be closed during per-
formance of numbers.
Composers Forum, Monday eveni'ng,
May 4, 8:30, Rackham Assembly Hall.
The program is as follows: Sonata for
Horn and Piano by Leslie Bassett;
Dance Suite by William Doppmann;
String Trio by Reginald Hall; Piano
Sonata by Don-David Lusterman; String
Trio by Jerome Jelinek, and Sonata for
Cello and Piano by George Wilsm. The
works will be performed by Ted Evans,
horn; Darlene Rhodus, flute; Robert
Onofrey, clarinet: Rolv Yttrehus, tim-
pani; Unto Erkkila, violin; David Ire-
land, viola; Jerome Jelinek and Camil-
Ia.Heller cello; Wilbur Perrynand Wil-
iam Doppmann, piano. The general
public is invited.
Student Recital. Russell Christopher,
baritone, will be heard in a recital at
8:30 Tuesday evening, May 5 in Adi-
torium A, Angell tiall, in partial ful-
fillment of the requirements for the
degree of Bachelor of Music. His pro-
gram will include works by Monteverdi,
Legrenzi, Rosa, Scarlatti, Handel, Of-
fenbach, Thomas, Schubert, Brahms,
and a group of English songs. Mr.
Christopher studies voice with Philip
Duey and the recital will be open to
the general public.
Exhibitions
Museum of Art, Alumni Memorial
Hall. Student Exhibition, College of Ar-
chitecture and Design. Open through
May 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on week-
days; from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
The .public is invited,
Events Today.
Roger Williams Guild. 9:45 a.m., Bible
Class features "Psalms." 7 p.m., Guild
meeting. Speaker: Mr. John W. Thom-
as, Associate Director of the Ministers
and Missionaries Board of New York.
Evangelical and Reformed Guild:
Lane Hall, 7 p.m. Discussion: "Budd-
hism, Mohammedanism and Christian-
ity." Leaders: Niel Cords, "Buddhism";
Mr. Bos, "Mohammedanism."
Young Friends. Meet at home of
Sylvia Colt, 1132 Prospect Street, 7
p.m. to discuss: "What Is a Liberal
Education?"
Westminster Guild: Bible Seminar,
10:30 a.m. Coffee served in Church So-
cial Hall, 10:15. 6:30 p.n., Guild meet-
ing with Mr. Douglas Williams of Dun-
bar Center speaking on "Human Re-
lations." Social hour follows.
Wesleyan Guild. 9:30 a.m., Discus-
sion Class: Worship and the Sacra-
ments. 5:30 p.m., Fellowship Supper.
6:45 p.m., Worship and program: Miss
Doris Reed, Protestant Counselor to In-
ternational Students, will speak on
"One Out of Seventeen.' 8:30 p.m., Bi-
ble Study: Philippians.
Michigan Christian Fellowship. Prof.
Kenneth Pike, Assoc. Prof. of Lingu-
istics, will speak on "Some Problems
in Christian Philosophy," 4 p.m., Fire-
side Room, Lane Hall. Everyone wel-
come. Refreshments.
Unitarian Student Group. Picnip at
the Island. Meet at Lane Hall, 4:30
p.m. Transportation will be provided.
Lutheran Student association: 7 p.m.,
Student Panel Discussion: Should the
Church Be Involved in Social Action?"
Gamma Delta, Lutheran Student
Club. Supper program, 5:30 p.m. Bible
Study and Discussion.
Congregational Disciples Guild. Dr.

East by W. D. Schorger,.Anthropology .
and Near Eastern Studies.
Clinical Use of Blood Volume Deter-
minations by P. E. Hodgson, Surgery.
Election of Officers.
Economics Club. Dr. Leo Tornquest,
Professor of Statistics, University of
Helsinki, will speak on "Concept of De-
cision-Making" at 8 p.m., Mon., May
4, Rackham Amphitheater. He is sub-
stituting for Prof. Gottfried Haberler,
who is unable to be here on account of
illness. All staff members and students
in Economics and Business Adminis-
tration are invited. Others who are in-
terested will be welcome at the meet-
ing.
Pre-Medical Society will present Pro-
fessor Bruno Meinecke and a panel of
four medical students in a discussion of
premedical problems and the needs and
experiences of the medical student,
at their next meeting, Tues., May 5 at
7:30 p.m., in Auditorium D, Angell Hall.
A business meeting will follow, at which
time there will be an election of officers
for next year. All pre-medical students
are invited to the meeting.
Phi Epsilon Kappa is sponsoring a
movie, entitled "Physical Education in
the Cincinnati Public Schools" (in col-
or). Following the movie there will be
reports from the Spring Picnic commit-
tees, and the election of next year's of-
ficers. The movie is open to the pub-
lic. Time: Mon., May 4, 7:45 p.m., Room
3-B, at the Michigan Union.
Senior Ball Committee will meet on
Tues., May 5, 4:15 p.m. In the League.-
Motion Picture. Ten-minute film (col-
or) "Forest Conservation," shown Mon.
through Sat. at 10:30, 12:30,. 3, and 4
o'clock and on Sun. at 3 and 4 o'clock
only, 4th floor, University Museums
Building.
La Petite Causette will meet tomor-
row from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the North
Cafeteria, Union. All interested students
invited.
Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Monday
night dress rehearsal at Ann Arbor High
School, 6 p.m.
Young Democrats. Meeting, Tues.,
May 5, 7:30 p.m., Union. Mr. Warren E.
Miller, Assistant Director of the In-
stitute for Survey Research, will speak
on "Visible Trends of the 1952 Elec-
tion." All interested persons are in-
vited.
1

4

J,

i

!'

C

The tympanist played too loud, the cym-
bal player hardly at all. The brass even
delivered a staccato passage legato. Recal-
citrance is never pleasant; Tschaikovsky
never intended his music to be a battle-
ground.
After the overture the stage was turned
over to the Festival Youth Chorus and
their trainer Marguerite Hood. They
sang a Suite of Songs by the British
composer, Benjamin Britten, which were
orchestrated by Marion E. McArtor. The
orchestrator's problem here is providing
suitable accompaniments to keep the chil-
dren on pitch and still leave room for
interesting instrumental timbres.
Mr. McArcor was quite successful in doing
this. In the fourth song, "Jazz-Man," the
texture was involved but constructed so
neatly as to make seemingly no problem
for the children and also give humour to
the piece. Miss Hood has again drilled
them admirably, and she is to be given
credit for the vitality they possessed. They
gave a comic touch to the afternoon and

Sixty-Third Yea?
Edited and managed by students of
the University of Michigan under the
authority of the Board in Control of
Student Publications.
Editorial Staff
Crawtord Young....... Managing Editor
Barnes Connable .....,... ...City Editor
Cal Samra. ...........Editorial Director
Zander Hollander......Feature Editor
Sid Klaus.......Associate City Editor
Harland Britz...... ...Associate Editor
Donna Hendleman ....Associate Editor
Ed Whipple............... Sports'Editor
John Jenke...... Associate Sports Editor
Dick Sewell. .Associate Sports Editor
Lorraine Butler........Women's Editor
Mary Jane Mills, Assoc. Women's Editor
Don Campbell.......Chief Photographer
Business Staff
Al Green..............Business Manager
Miit Goetz........ Advertising Manager
Diane Johnstn....Assoc. Business Mgr.
Judy Loehnberg.......Finance Manager

',/

}

Back to Top

© 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan