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Divided Against Itself

L AST APRIL, crowded housing facilities
forced University officials to turn two
of the eight houses in the East Quad over to
women. This move came amid somewhat
violent protests from a number of proud
Now, after several months have passed
with men and women living in peaceful
proximity on University property, the ex-
periment has, contrary to expectations,
wiped away the apprehensions of skeptics
that a mingling of the genders would bring
about conflict and disorder.
In many quarters, there is even the feel-
ing that the innovation is the greatest im-
provement in University policy since co-
education was introduced in 1870.
Of course, there have been quite a few
unusual situations arising as a result of
the experiment. For instance, Tyler, the
house of graduate and transfer women, has
requested the men to close their drapes in
the evening. Yet, the satisfaction of the
East Quad women with these housing facili-
ties was reflected by the small percentage of
them pledging sororities.
As for the men, living in such an at-
mosphere is very much a change from the
more conventional conditions. It takes a
while for the studious male to become ac-
customed to the dulcet soprano shrieks
that echo across the court every so often.
Nonetheless, the relationship seems to be

quite satisfactory and if anything, this rea-
listic set-up contributes to the social con-
sciousness of the residents while breaking
the wall of social taboo. At the same time,
enough conservatism is retained for the par-
ticipants to remain civilized.
Assuming that fraternization between men
and women should be a regular part of the
social atmosphere, it is now plain that no
line need be drawn requiring housing in
separate buildings. As a success, the East
Quad experiment might be put to more
practical use on a broader scale.
Presently, the campus is divided into
factions and segments, precluding a con-
genial atmosphere between men and co-
eds. As it is, the Union and League are
separate institutions, sacred sanctuaries
for their respective sexes. In addition, the
men's dormitories are separated from the
women's dorms by a good span of walk-
ing territory. This situation is hardly
conducive to the social life of the campus,
and accounts for the numerous collegiates
who sit home on weekends twiddling their
If the University would extend its East
Quad plan to other dormitories, there is a
good chance that a healthy rapport would
be established between the opposite sexes.
Then perhaps this institution would not
turn out so many introverted personalities.
-C. Thomas Nakkula



GENERATION, Volume 4, Number 1.
THE YEAR'S FIRST issue of the campus
inter-arts magazine arrives today. Be-
cause of certain mechanical delays, it had
no cover when I saw a copy yesterday. Like
the Venus de Milo, however, being uncovered
did not detract from its general interest. A
familiar competence was found which indi-
cates its new editor, Eleanor Hope, will re-
main committed to the general format and
editorial policy of her most recent predeces-
The issue steps off on a very good foot
with what is probably the most thor-
oughly satisfactory piece of writing print-
ed: Joseph Savin's architectural discus-
sion of Angell, Mason and Haven Halls.
Admirably stated in terms whichthe unin-
itiated will understand, it is appropriate
to both the interests of its readers and the
legitimate scope of the magazine. Even
though the article may possibly have
only opular interest, Savin's was a nat-
ural, and gives space in the magazine
to a branch of the arts, usually neglected
by the staff.
The other essay in the magazine, "Yeats'
Alternative to Naturalism" by Eleanor Hope
is a workmanlike explication, although it
may be somewhat diverse and uncritical.
The fiction, as usual, is the most uneven
department in the issue. Of the three stories
printed, easily the most interesting is Mat-
thew McGregor's "Who Could Not Know" a
highly experimental story about a convoy
attacked by a submarine pack. The style is

extremely involved and difficult, although,
on rereading, the design is plain. McGregor's
problem is largely in finding a climax for
the story when constructed as it is, none
exists. In avoiding the obvious pathos, in
employing an epical remoteness to save the
event for its purely "realized" meaning, he
has attempted something that is successful
almost by its very daring.
"A Day's Catch" by Anthony Buesser is a
more traditional story about a young boy.
It has some interesting perceptions, but is
extremely loose, consequently sacrificing im-
Allen Hanna's "Death and Transfigura-
tion" is essentially sentimental and super-
ficial. It also attempts to embrace a con-
siderable amount of time and space, mak-
ing much of the story largely a report which
its Maugham-like narrator passes on. Itp
characters are particularly weak.
The poetry in the issue was generally
good. Joseph Greene's two satiric efforts
were perhaps the best. Of Jaseha Kess-
ler's contributions, "Recognition is the
Mother of Necessity" stood out. Ruth
Misheloff's "The Vision" was tight and
vivid. William Matheson's work lacked
tightness and seemed unnecessarily diffi-
A drama questionnaire which takes up
a good part of the issue was somewhat dis-
appointing in that the various drama and
movie groups interviewed were largely ver-
vose, repetitious, and somewhat self-satis-
fied. d-Bill Wiegand

The Ailing
Quad Councils
A SERIES OF superficially unrelated in-
cidents in the last few weeks have rais-
ed a serious question as to the responsibility
of the Inter-House Council and several of
the other quadrangle governing bodies. The-
oretically the councils serve as representa-
tives of the men in the dorms and are
granted legislative powers to be used in car-
rying out this function. Recent actions of
the IHC and the West Quad Council, how-
ever, have shown that these powers are ex-
tremely nebulous and are seemingly limited
only by the judgment of quad leaders.
The action of the West Quad Council in
unseating council member Bert Braun, the
measures taken against Bob Perry by the
quad councils over illegal distribution of
campaign literature and the IHC refusal
to support the Student Legislature's plan
for liberalizing hours for late parties seem
to be steps which were decided by a few
quad leaders rather than the residents
The three incidents do not merely involve
bad judgment, since the Braun debacle has
apparently been handled by the West Quad
Council in violation of their own constitu-
tional authority. According to the quad
laws, each house is empowered to select its
own representatives and is the only group
that can remove the representatives. Thus
in voting to kick Braun from his post on the
West Quad governing body, the Council vi-
olated its own rules and insulted the Michi-
gan House Council which had voted Braun
into his post and which has stood behind
him in this matter.
By taking the action they did, the West
Quad Council members have shown that they
consider purging a member superior to dal-
lying with constitutional methods.
In the Perry case, the quad governments
once more demonstrated their authoritarian
inclinations. To begin with, many of the
houses enacted rules which severely cur-
tailed the rights of SL candidates to pre-
sent their case to voters in the dorms.
Though a good case can be made for some
restrictions on placing posters around the
quads, there is little validity in banning
campaign literature from the dormitories.
Feeling that the rule against campaign
literature was entirely unnecessary, Perry
proceeded to distribute material as he had
in three previous elections and won a
handy victory, being one of the few suc-
cessful quad candidates. In this incident
the councils acted in the worst interests
of dorm residents by hindering the cam-
paigning. of the quad candidates who
wanted to represent the independents on
Then, instead of merely reprimanding
Perry for violating the unfortunate rules,
the councils decided to create an issue by
bringing the victorious candidate before the
Men's Judiciary Council. Again the feelings
of dorm members were not consulted. A
great many residents thought the whole in-
cident absurd and did not believe Perry
should be punished.
But the most irrational action of all was
the IHC refusal to pass SL's hours plan.
Sent to various campus groups as a matter
of courtesy, the recommendation had re-
ceived unanimous approval from the Wo-
men's Judiciary and approval from Dean
Bacon and the Interfraternity Council. The
plan had originally been passed with a unan-
imous vote from SL. It provides that au-
thorized parties may last until 1 a.m. on
late permission nights instead of ending at
midnight as is now the case.
There was no conceivable reason for
IHC opposition to this plan. It is hardly
possible that quad residents would be
opposed to such a move since it would al-
low them to have later parties.
This lack of responsible leadership has

reflected badly on the men in the dorms
since it has thrived on their tolerance. The
councils cannot be criticized for attempting
to take a greater influence in campus af-
fairs, but the method and motives sur-
rounding this bid for power bear closer
Perhaps the main trouble is that the
quad groups are trying too hard to make
their presence felt and have gained an
exaggerated impression of their potential
importance on campus.
A little soul searching by,the independent
leaders who staged the Braun purge and led
the fight against the SL hours plan would
be a healthy thing for quad government. By
coming out of the clouds and pursuing a
course more consistent with their repre-
sentative function and their own place in
the over-all campus scene, these men could
restore a note of rationality and responsi-
bility to quad government.
-Harry Lunn
"JN SPITE of the extension of the critical
. spirit to every sphere of thought, and of
the boldness with which every categorical
assumption is challenged, there never was
an age so moral, in the strictest sense of the
term as the present one. Whatever indict-
ment may be brought against it, it is cer-
tain that the appeal of sentiments of justice,
equity, humanity, has never been so powerful
and so general, that sensitiveness to wrong,
oppression, injustice have never been so
keen, that the conscience of human society


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



"Relax -They Only Think About Us
At Election Time"

University of Michigan
January 19 - January 29, 1953
NOTE: For courses having both lectures and recitations, the
time of class is the time of the first lecture period of the week;
for courses having recitations only, the time of the class is the
time of the first recitation period. Certain courses will be ex-
amined at special periods as noted below the regular schedule.
12 o'clock classes, 4 o'clock classes, 5 o'clock classes and other
"irregular" classes may use any examination period provided
there is no conflict (or one with conflicts if the conflicts are ar-
ranged for by the "irregular" classes).
Each student should receive notification from his instructor
as to the time and place of his examination. In the College of
Literature, Science, and the Arts, no date of examination may
be changed without the consent of the Committee on Examina-
iton Schedules.
Time of Class Time of Examination


Epstein's 'Tirade' ..**
To the Editor:
= READ Sidney Epstein's tirade
(letter, 18 Nov.) with much
interest, some sympathy, little sol-
emnity. True, Mr. Epstein, all reli-
gious (your's too, incidently, but
lets not change the subject) al-
ways need good criticism, criti-
cism that combines intelligence,
scholarship, and passion. You
have the passion, all right; but if
you brought your full intelligence
to bear, you might be able to ar-
range and present your material
with more telling logic. And your
facts are mostly hearsay, mostly
If you're still eager to serve us,
as the flail of the Lord for our
chastisement, that's fine. But for
Heaven's sake (Relax, Editor-
it's not a naughty word in this
context!) come over for tea some
Friday afternoon and let us bring
you up to date on your facts! Your
ego may rest satisfied with the ap-
plause of those who already agree
with you. But for our own good, we
of the Church would like to see
your criticism also command the
respect of those at whom it is
Or if in the meantime you have
heeded the advice of our Bahai
friend (Daily, 23 Nov.) and have
decided investigating might be
more fun than criticising, that's
fine too. We urge you, by all
means, to study Mr. Hawley's
religion, and cordially invite you
to study ours too while you're at it.
You too, Mr. Hawley-you write
a good letter and we'd like to
know you.
-Helen M. Kuhns
'This I Believe' . .,
To the Editor:
lieve" speakers series has been
completed we of the Student Reli-
gious Association would like to
thank the entire campus for the
unprecedented support and coop-
eration we received through the
duration of the program.
We especially want to thank
The Daily for its excellent "This' I
Believe" series of articles which
stimulated interest in our work
and helped to make our program
an unqualified success.
Again to all who helped us in
our efforts to make people take
stock of their individual beliefs,
we say thank you.
-Mort Friedman,
President, SRA
Jeffersonians ...
To the Editor:

Democrats because of the election
of ADA'er Blue Carstenson as
president of the YD's. His rea-
soning makes little sense. If the
"Jeffersonians"-and this assumes
that there are others beside Back-
haut who delight in such a label-
are sincerely devoted to the wel-
fare of the Democratic Party they
should participate in the activi-
ties of its local compus organiza-
tion. They would be duty bound to
attempt to change it back to "Jef-
fersonian Democracy," or, for that
matter, to -any other ideology
which the versatile Backhaut may
choose to espouse at any particu-
lar moment.
Backhaut blames. "the associa-
tion many people believe existed
between the Americans for Dem-
ocratic Action and Governor Ste-
venson" as having had a great
part in causing the defeat of the
Governor. His statement makes
about as much sense as would a
claim that Stevenson was defeat-
ed because of Backhaut's own de-
fection to the Republicans. It is
common knowledge that what won
the election for Eisenhower was
his superior appeal as a father
image. Neither Backhaut nor ADA
had anything to do with the po-
tencyof this sortdof appeal.
Will Hansen, Grad.
Squabbles.. .
To the Editor:
IT WOULD appear that several
extended debates are currently
being carried on in the "Letters
to the Editor" column. I happen
to glance at certain of these let-
ters on November 25, and could
only come to the rather uncertain
conclusion that a Mr. Laframboise,
with the aid of his Thesaurus,
was requesting that a Mr. Epstein
watch his language. The other let-
ters were more or less incoherent.
Therefore, I request that the Daily
publish a resume (say-every Fri-
day) of the current literary battles
in some obscure corner so that
people like myself, who have no
subscriptions and must rely on
wastebasket scavenging for their
copies, can read the "Letters" sec-
tion with some degree of compre-
--Persse O'Reilly
"EVERY man is to be respected
as an absolute end in him-
self; and it is a crime against the
dignity that belongs to him as a
human being, to use him as a mere
means for some external purpose."
04r e

Wednesday, January 21
Saturday, January 24
Tuesday, January 27
Monday, January 19
Tuesday, January 20
Thursday, January 29
Thursday, January 22
Friday, January 23
Monday, January 26
Wednesday, January 28
Tuesday, January 20
Thursday, January 29
Thursday, January 22
Monday, January 19


These regular examination periods have precedence over any
special period scheduled concurrently. Conflicts must be ar-
ranged for by the instructor of the "special" class.

Chemistry 1, 3
English 1, 2
Psychology 31
English 112
Economics 51, 52, 53, 54
Great Books 1, Section 9
Sociology 51, 54, 60, 90
Political Science 1
French 1, 2, 11, 12, 31, 32
61, 62
Spanish 1, 2, 31, 32
Russian 1
German 1, 2, 31, 11
Zoology 1

Monday, January 19
Wednesday, January 21
Wednesday, January 21
Wednesday, January 21
Friday, January 23
Friday, January 23
Saturday, January 24
Saturday, January 24
Monday, January 26
Tuesday, January 27
Tuesday, January 27
Tuesday, January 27
Wednesday, January 28



Business Administration 22,
122, 223a, 223b
Business Administration 1
Business Administration 73,
105, 143
Business Administration 13
(Econ. 173)
Business Administration 255
Business Administration 162

Monday, January 19

7-10 P.M.

Tuesday, January 20 7-10 P.M.
Wednesday, January 21 2-5
Wednesday, January 21 7-10 P.M.


Friday, January 23
Friday, January 23



LATE HAYDN, late Beethoven and early
Bartok comprised the final concert of
this semester by the Stanley Quartet last
night in the Rackham Lecture Hall. Oddly
enough, the early work fared best of the
The opening quartet was Haydn's Opus
77, No. 1, which, with the other quartet in
that opus, constitutes the most cogent state-
ment of Haydn's final solution to the prob-
em of writing for this combination. Struc-
turally this was probably the soundest of
the three works presented, but it suffered
from a rather poor start. One had the feel-
Pro paganchi
PROPAGANDA is as essential a function
of mass democracy as advertising of
mass production. The political organizer
takes a leaf out of the book of the com-
mercial advertiser and sells the leader or
the candidate to the voter by the same meth-
ods used to sell patent medicines or refriger-
ators. The appeal is no longer to the rea-
son of the citizen, but to his gullibility. A
more recent phenomenon has been the
emergence of 'what Max Weber called the
"charmismatic leader" as the expression of
the general will.
The retreat from individualism seemed
to issue at last-and not alone in the so-
called totalitarian countries-in the exal-
tation of a single individuat leader who
personified and resumed within himself
the qualities and aspirations of the "little
man," of the ordinary individual lost and
bewildered in the new mass society.
But the principle qualification of the
leader is no longer his capacity to reason
correctly to choose the best experts to rea-
son for him, but a good public face, a con-
vincing voice, a sympathetic fireside man-

ing that the players began without having
sufficiently tuned their instruments. This
situation was rectified between the first and
second movements, however, after which
things went more smoothly. Deficiencies of
intonation in the opening movement were
compensated for, however, by the vigor with
which it was dispatched. Although some-
what coarse, this enthusiasm was modified
to a fitting sprightliness in the Minuet, re-
solving to the dash and bravura which the
closing movement deserves.
The deficiency of the Beethoven Opus'
135 lay more with the composer than the
performers, and the first 'movement was
again the source. This last of his 16 quar-
tets remains one of Beethoven's most enig-
matic in intent, from the seeming triviali-
ty of the opening movement to the words
"Must it be?" "It must be!" inscribed over
the last movement. The result is a work
that doesn't quite cohere as a unified
whole. The performers wisely did not at-
tempt to make something more of the
first movement than it actually is. They
stated it in a straight-forward manner
and allowed the listener to make of it
what he wished.
The rhythmically intricate second move-
ment would have been more enjoyable had
some of the opening passages of sustained
syncopation been more sharply accented.
The third movement, with its almost prayer-
like serenity, could hardly have been more
deftly rendered. That the fourth movement
sent the audience out to intermission hum-
ming the theme speaks well for the properly
triumphant interpretation.
Bartok's First Quartet displayed the Stan-
ley at its artistic finest. The composer un-
derstood his medium well and knew how to
utilize its possibilities. Although some may
attack this, his first venture (Opus 7), as
merely exploiting the sonority of the mo-
ment, the work does have definite form
and remains one of his most accessible

Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any neces-
sary changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
Individual examinations by appointment will be given for all
applied music courses (individual instruction) elected for credit
in any unit of the University. For time and place of examina-
tions, see bulletin board in the School of Music.
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any necessary
changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
Courses not covered by this schedule as well as any necessary
changes will be indicated on the School bulletin board.
* * * *
College of Engineering
January 19 to January 29, 1953
NOTE: For courses having both lectures and quizzes, the
time of class is the time of the first lecture period of the week;
for courses having quizzes only, the time of class is the time of
the first quiz period.
Certain courses will be examined at special periods as noted
below the regular schedule. All cases of conflicts between as-
signed examination periods must be reported for adjustment.
See bulletin board outside of Room 3209 East Engineering Build-
ing between January 5th and January 10th for instruction. To
avoid misunderstandings and errors each student should receive
notification from his instructor of the time and place of his ap-
pearance in each course during the period January 19 to Jan-
uary 29.
No date of examination may be changed without the consent
of the Classification Committee.

A NEW phenomenon has ap- itd imanaged Year
peard o th Miciga ca- te an maage bystudents of
peared on the Michigan cam- the University of Michigan under the
pus-the "liberal Democrats in the authority of the Board in Control of
,, Student Publications.
Jeffersonian tradition" which were StudentPublications.
cited by one B. Backhaut in a re- Editorial Staff
cent letter to The Daily. Crawford Young.. Managing Editor
Who are these "liberal Demo- Barnes Connable........Man.City Editor
crats"? Are they of the sort typi- cal Samra..........Editorial Director
fled by Senator Byrd or Governor Zander Hollander......Feature Editor
Byrnes? Or, perhaps, survivors of Sid Klaus_......Associate City Editor
the people who voted for William Donna Hendieman.....Associate Editor
Jennings Bryan in 1896? Or, go- Ed Whipple............Sports Editor
ing back even farther, are they a John Jenks......Associate Sports Editor
residue of the voters who turned Dick Seweli...Associate Sports Editor
out the Federalists in 1800? Lorraine Butler..........Wowen's Editor
It's my hunch that these "Jef- Mary Jane Mills, Assoc. Women's Editor
fersonians" are simply the prod- Business Staff
uct of Backhaut's notoriously Al Green.,..........Business Manager
freakish political imagination. If Milt Goetz.........Advertising Manager
this should be the case we can Diane Johnston ....Assoc. Business Mgr.
afford to dismiss them as just an- Judy Loehnberg .... Finance Manager
Tom Treeger...Circulation Manager

Time of Class




Time of Examination
Wednesday, January 21
Saturday, January 24
Tuesday, January 27
Monday, January 19
Tuesday, January 20
Thursday, January 29
Thursday, January 22
Friday, January 23
Monday, January 26
Wednesday, January 28
Tuesday, January 20
Thursday, January 29
Thursday, January 22
Monday, January 19


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