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The Sound-Off & an Answer

Daily Editorial Director
"LISTEN!. Ann Arbor Oracles Sound Off"
captioned the Michigan State News
over a recent letter to its editor, and looking
at the content of the letter, the caption
seems justified.
Written by two self-appointed Univer-
sity. representatives who gave their names
as Arthur Durry and Wayne Thorner, the
letter reads as follows:
"Now that Michigan State is a normal (?)
school again, perhaps some of its appropria-
tions will be diverted to academic rather
than athletic endeavors.
"Maybe if the instructors at your school
were paid more than the invincivle football
players who work for Michigan State, you
would attract a better class of students.
After all, the University of Michigan can-
not continue to take in all of the good stu-
dents in the state who want an education.
"We cannot do this for two reasons: our
physical plant cannot accommodate all
of the prospective students who want to
go to a goqd school; and, we do not like
to take all of the glory from our country
cousin-after all, blood IS thicker than
water. .
"Yours for better and bigger studefit at-
tendance-in classes rather tlhan in Mack-
ln Field." '
In view of the profuse objections which
poured into The Daily .office this morning
(see Letters to the Editor column) and quite

aside from the obviously puerile tone of
the Durry-Thorner sound-off, a few expla-
nations need to be made.
A check with the Office of Student Af-
fairs showed that Arthur Durry and Wayne
Thorner are not registered students. The
city informed us that 428 N. Ingalls, which
Durry and Thorner gave as their address, is
non-existent. This leaves endless room for
speculation as to who the letter. writers ac-
tually were. They could be University stu-
dents who made their irresponsibility ap-
parent in using pseudonyms; they may be
Ann Arborites with misguided sympathies
toward the resident University; they may be
just about any irresponsible, misguided per-
sons at all.
Letters of this nature come up often and
are shrugged off almost as often-witness
past Daily letters on the MSC-Michigan
rivalry. We have only one journalistic ob-
jection to State's action on this matter: the
identity of letter writers who represent
themselves as Universiy students should
be checked with this campus before pub-
It seems superficial to point out that
opinions of the Durry-Thorner nature are
not to be taken as representative of the
campus as a whole, just as letters from the
MSC end are not to be read as typical of
State's attitudes. But it might be an op-
portune time to note that the business of
extending MSC-Michigan rivalry to ribal-
dry on either side has long since become




VIRTUOSI DI ROMA, Renato Fasano,
CONCERTS in Ann Arbor tend to vary
from mediocre programs performed
beautifully, to superb programs carried off
mainly by the enthusiasm of the perform-
ers. There are exceptions. Last night's con-
cert by the Virtuosi Di Roma, if not the
finest Aver heard here, was certainly the
finest since the last appearance of Myra
Hess some three years ago.
At first glance a program of six Vivaldi
Concertos, one Corelli concerto, a Recitative
for violin by Bonporti, and an anonymous
concerto for oboe and strings, might seem
to be overburdened with music of the 17th
and 18th centuries. Not so; there was var-
iety enough so that no piece became repeti-
tious or monotonous, definitely not the case
with a program of all late 19th century
In addition the Virtuosi Di Roma are ev-
erything their name signifies. Magnificently
directed by Renato Fasano, they were so
precise and skilled technically that every
piece flowed spontaneously from their in-
struments without the least bit of effort.
Their tone, intonation, and ensemble color
so richly hued with brilliant instrumental
sonority that they achieved a tonal ele-
gance of immense beauty.
But the impressive part of the concert
was the approach this group takes to
music of the 17th and 18th centuries.
There was no string section of thirty or
forty players. Counting the conductor
there were never more than fourteen play-
ers on the stage.
This is not music for the symphony or-
chestra; it is too soloistic. Only a small en-
semble could attain a clarity among the dif-
ferent instrumental lines which would at
the same time provide these lines with in-
At the Michigan ...
SO BIQ with Jane Wyman
So Big in attempting to put over a theme
which touches on the essential meaning in
life violates its own premise. Instead of
digging out the essentials, Hollywood is sat-
isfied to present the unravelings of a family
album replete with pressed rose petals, nos-
talgic scenes, and appropriate cliches, all put
together in one smooth vehicle.
It is this smoothness that stifles So Big.
It covers up the rough spots, the spots
that would have any value. The origin-
ality of Edna Ferber is lost among the
slick devices that are the result of con-
stant use until a standard of mediocrity
is attained. It is the unoriginality of un-
inspired technicians who grind out movies
like this that becloud the ideas of sub-
After a forced beginning in which she
goes from Chicago's Gold Coast to being the
wife of truck farmer, Salena De Jong tries
to raise the child of her widowed-marriage
to be a person that knows both the rewards
of the mind and the body. She fails in this,
but in the end there is always a second
Jane Wman's performance as Salena
is altogether too contrived. She meets
every situation, with such serenity and
complete composure that one wonders if
she is human or an automan. She does
not equal her work in Johnny Belinda, but
this does not detract from the fact she is


The Real Artist

dividuality as they are constantly pitted
against each other. Likewise a small en-
semble gives this music lightness leaving it
free to flow naturally unhampered by the
weighty sound of a full orchestra.
Interpretively the Virtuosi attacked the
concert with a devotion both loving and
musical. They were not purists in that they
tried to adhere to the performance prac-
tices of Vivaldi's day; they used vibrato,
retards, and tempi which are meaningful
to us today. They were not so romantic as
to linger unnecessarily on tender harmon-
ies, but knew exactly what was proper to
give a musical expression of the composer's
intentions in keepinig with the musical ma-
terials at hand.
It was the character of the music that
determined how they played. When it
was an aria-like statement, like the anony-
mous oboe concerto, then it was played
with restraint to allow the melody to
sing without the interruption of heavy
beats. The largo of the Corelli concerto
was so translucent that each voice came
through with clarity. The A major con-
certo of Vivaldi had a rhythmic vitality
bringing out its dance-like mood.
The soloists were truly remarkable, not
only for their technical excellence but their
understanding of the way this music should
be phrased. Renato Zanfini played the oboe
concerto flawlessly, the delicate shading he
made in phrasing gave expressivity to the
work's aria-like lines. Renzo Sabatini, who
played the Vivaldi Concerto for Viola d'a-
more, had a fine tone, and made this
now almost obsolete instrument sing ex-
quisitely in a difficult cadenza Also vio-
linists Edmondo Malanotte, Guido Mozzato,
and Renato Ruotolo were both excellent
technicians and interpreters.
-Donald Harris
At the State.. ..
VICKI, with Jean Peters and Jeanne
IT'S A murder mystery-and not the least
mysterious thing in it is the absence of
suspense. One suspects this absence is due
to the hammer and anvil sensibilities of the
people who produced the movie.
Though one can't expect Hitchock every
day, there are limits to the amount of flat
police-blotter statements which can be ab-
sorbed at one sitting. For instance, when the
movie is making the point that Jean Peters
is a bigwig in the modelling racket, we are
simply bombarded with poses of her. Bill-
boards, every single magazine in a drug-
store rack, everything is plastered with her
picture; one expects a peek at a confidential
Powers report reading "Vicki breaks all pop-
ularity records."
In form, the movie is a series of pon-
derous flashbacks, each character getting
a crack at telling his story. There is a
rudimentary sort of dramatic progression,
but one is plagued throughout with an op-
pressive sense of the arbitrariness of each
scene. It's one of those movies that always
seems to have either too many or too few
people in front of the camera all the time.
Besides being a bad mystery, "Vicki" has
the distinction of being a vehicle for a very
repulsive ideology. It's a switcheroo on the
old line that "only the brave deserve the
fair;" this one reads "only the .handsome,
the well-fed, the successful, deserve the
handsome, the etc." Maybe there's something
in it psychologically, but this movie delivers
it with an ingenuousness which is impossibly
eme~ r n oft a -miia o a e ar-a s

AIPEI, FORMOSA-If anyone can trace
a connecting threat of logic in the cur-
rent American policy on Formosa, he is a
far better man than this reporter. What has
been done, has served a very useful pur-
pose. But what we are doing now just does
not make sense.
The statement may seem extreme, but it
is unfortunately justified by the facts. As
to the past, American aid came just in time
to prevent the Generalissimo's government
from collapsing from sheer economic anemia.
Keeping Kormosa out of enemy hands was
certainly well worth doing. But as to the
present, consider for a moment what the
situation really is like.
First of all, American aid has now
reached a level where the American tax-
payer is footing more than three fifths
of the annual bill for keeping Formosa go-
ing. The Chinese budget is about $200,000,-
000 (U.S.), of which $90,000,000 are mir-
aculously stretched to pay and maintain
more than 500,000 men in uniform. Amer-
ican aid to the tune of more than $300,-
000,000 pays the rest of the bill for the
armed forces and provides a little eco-
nomic support as well.
It is a fine bargain to get twenty one divi-
sions, eight air groups and other military
sundries for $300,000,000, when a single
American division costs $200,000,000 a year.
But the purchase of bargains just because
they are bargains is a short road to bank-
In just this way, our policy makers have
not troubled to think, or perhaps have not
dared to think how these Chinese forces on
Formosa are to be used.
On the one hand, "return to the main-
land" is the whole theme of the Formosa
government. But if the American purpose
is to use these Chinese forces offensively,
there are certain painful steps that must be
taken and certain unpleasant facts that have
to be faced. For one thing, if we want his
forces to be used offensively, we should
waste no more time letting Generalissimo
Chiang Kai-shek in on the secret.
The Generalissimo has repeatedly told
the American representatives here that
he regards fifty to sixty divisions as the
minimum force needed for a landing on
the mainland. Our own planners, who'
feel certain this island cannot produce
fifty fighting divisions, believe the job
can be done with a substantially smaller
force. But here is a wide Sino-American
difference of opinion on a vital matter. If
left to the last minute, this difference will
surely beget the kind of bitter disagree-
ments that broke out between Chiang and
Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell because of the
Burma campaign.
As the burden of the existing army is al-
ready straining Formosa to the breaking
point, any such expansion of the Chinese
forces will require a lot more American
aid. In addition, the Pentagon ought to be
thinking about the American aid. naval and
logistical support which will always be
Finally, if what is wanted here is offen-
sive capability, our policymakers have got
to make up their minds to launch the of-
fensive before very long.
On the other hand, if the purpose of
these Chinese forces is simply to defend
Formosa, then our program fails to make
sense in quite a different way.
This small island cannot conceivably con-
tinue indefinitely with more than half a
million men in uniform. The situation is al-
together too artificial. For long range de-
fense purposes, a carefully streamlined pro-
gram is needed, providing a much smaller
but more heavily equipped army, a some-
what stronger air force, better coastal de-
fenses, and fast vessels for coastal patrol.
On such a program, we might save as mum
as one hundred million a year, while the
people of Formosa would have a better life.
Again, if this is our purpose, we ought to
tell the Generalissimo about it without fur-
ther delay. For one thing, he will then have
to base his military planning on eventual
mass recruitment of Formosan soldiers
which he is not doing.
Such are the choices. Concerning these
choices, the Generalissimo said to this

reporter: "If the United States remains
on the defensive in Asia for another two
years, it will be needless to talk about
Free China being in danger; for the Unit-
ed States and the whole free world will
then be in deadly danger." It must be
added that every visible fact of the situa-
tion in Asia appears to support and con-
firm this grim forecast by the Generalis-
Maybe President Eisenhower, Secretary
Dulles and the other American policy mak-
ers know a lot of secret, invisible facts that
refute the Generalissimo. That does not
make the existing situation any better. It is
grossly fraudulent to encourage the Ameri-
can people to believe that a great Chinese
force is being readied here, to hurl against
the Communist flank when and if the right
time comes. This is just not true at present.
And it is also blatantly unfair, both to our
Chinese allies and to the American tax-
payer, to put off making hard, positive deci-
sions about the real role and future of this
Formosa government and its armed forces.
The trouble is, of course, that a clear
choice for Formosa cannot be made until
the Administration has developed- some-
thing resembling an intelligible over-all pol-
icy for Asia. An intelligible Asian policy,




WASHINGTON-Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce, who can be as
sharp-tongued as she is charming, had a blunt conversation with
Italian Premier Pella the other day in which she told him to quit
stirring up the Italian people over Trieste. If he kept on complaining
about getting only half of Trieste, Mrs. Luce warned, Italy might
end up provoking real trouble with Yugoslavia.
Premier Pella seemed somewhat taken aback by these strong
words from such a beautiful lady. However, he didn't say much in
Ambassador Luce, wife of the Time-Life-Fortune publisher, did
not call on Premier Pella on her own. She was under specific orders
from Secretary of State Dulles, who for some time has been irritated
at Pella. Talking to friends the other day, Dulles said in effect:
"We offered Pella half of Trieste and now he's stirring up the
Italians to demand all of Trieste. He was told in advance that
Zone A was all he would get. Now he's playing politics and making
a final settlement much more difficult."
NOTE-Mrs. Luce was in a strong position to lecture Premier
Pella, for she personall'y did more than any other person to fight
Italy's battle over Trieste. To a considerable extent she pushed the
State Department into its present attempt to settle the dispute, which
may have been why Premier Pella made little comeback when Mrs.
Luce lectured him.
BIBLE-QUOTING Bob Kerr, the Democratic Senator from Okla-
homa, had a good time talking with members of the cattlemen's!
caravan before they left Washington. Holding up two pieces of paper,!
Senator Kerr said:
"Do you know what those are? They're receipts for the sale of
two calves.
One bill of sale showed that one calf solk for $1. The other calf
sold for 75 cents.
"After the deducts," said Kerr, referring to the cost of marketing
charges, commission, etc., "My friend got a net of 85 cents.
"He told me that he got this 85 cents 'on account'," concluded
the Senator from Oklahoma with a broad grin,"-on account of how
he voted for Eisenhower."
0UR WESTERN allies were puzzled the other day when President
Eisenhower and Secretary of Defense Wilson issued conflicting
statement about withdrawing U.S. troops from Europe. Charley Wilson
said that modern weapons would make it possible to full some of our
troops home. The President, however, said no such plan was in the
Here is the inside story of what happened.
The National Security Council had ordered the Army to cut
its strength by 100,000 men, and to comply with this the Army
worked out a plan to withdraw 25 to 30 per cent of our troops in
Europe. The troops were to be withdrawn quietly, so our allies
wouldn't get panicky.
However, Wilson let the cat out of the bag with a public state-
ment, following which our allies got so nervous that the Army with-
drawal plan was hastily scrapped. The President himself had to
counter with a public statement of his own, and it remains to be
seen when and if we can go ahead with curtailing our troops in Eur-
NOTE-Ike was also upset at Charley Wilson's statement that
there was no danger from the Russiap H-Bomb at a time when
other Ike-men were saying just the opposite.
(Copyright, 1953, by the Bell Syndicate)
(Continued from Page 2) Wed., Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium
-D. Angell Hal. All interested students
CANDIDATES OPEN HOUSE are urged to attend.
FALL, 1953
Tues., Nov. 3- Episcopal Student Foundation. Stu-
5:00-6:00-Sigma Phi, Jack Boyce dent breakfast following 7 a.m. service
Yost League House, Betty l of Holy Communion, Wed., Nov. 4, at
Smith I Canterbury House.
6:30-7:15-Psi Upsilon. Doug Robinson
: 1 U s Chess Club of the University of Mich-
Dr. William G. Pollard, Executive igan will meet Wed., Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Director of the Oak Ridge Institute in the Michigan Union. All chess play-
for Nuclear Studies, will lecture on "Re- ers welcome.
Iligion Stimulates Scientific Inquiry,",
Rackham Lecture Hall, s p.m. A re- La Sociedad Hispanica will meet on
ception for the speaker will be held in VWed., Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the League.
the.Lane Hall Library after the lec- ENIAN picture will be taken. A pro-
ture. gram of movies and guitar music has
also been planeed. All members are
square and Folk Dancing. Everyone ( urged to attend for the taking of the


(EDITOR'S NOTE: The Michigan
State Newsletter referred to in the
following letters to the editor is re-
printed in an editorial on the left-{
hand side of the page. It is errone-
ously stated by Mr. Filipchuk that
the letter in question was printed in
The Daily.)
An Answer . .
To the Editor:
WOULD like to bring to your
attention a letter to the edi-
tor. This letter was printed in the
University of Michigan's school
paper and reprinted in the Mich-
igan State College paper in the
editorial column.
I hope that the author of this.
letter is not a typical example of,
what a student at the University
of Michigan learns. College, in my
opinion, teaches a person to look
at all the facts and then draw a
Here are some facts which these
so called students at the Univer-
sity may have overlooked. Michi-
gan State College is recognized.
as having one of the best curricu-
lums, nationally, in the following:
Veterinary Medicine, Home Eco-
nomics, Hotel Administration, Po-
lice Administration, Business Ad-
ministration, just to mention a
few. It may also be noted that en-
gineering also compares favorably
with that of the University.
Admitably, the University of
Michigan is a great school. But
let's not overlook the fact that.
there are other schools which are
just as good if not better than the
The student also has overlook-
ed the fact that there are many
students in the state of Michigan
and in the U.S. that would not
even consider going to the Uni-
All of the students at M. S. C., in
my opinion, are proud of its cur-
riculums, instructors, campus, and
its football teams.
--Ray Filipehuk,
MSC Student
* * *
A Fe Questions.
To the Editor:3
REGARDING the letter which
appeared in the Michigan
State News Friday. We have a
couple of questions. First of all
was MSC ever abnormal? And
what do you mean by abnormal?
It seems to me that Arthur Durry
and Wayne Thorner do not have
much to contribute to such a
school as the U of M has the repu-
tation of being. Apparently neith-
er of these boys has ever attended
M.S.C. or they wouldn't run it
down as they do. They has no pos-
sible way of knowing what they
are talking about. As a transfer
student from the U. of M. to State
I can truthfully say that the things
that I heard concerning Michigan
State were without a base. When I
first came here, everybody heckled!
me as coming to a good college
including my two'co-signers. But
before many days had passed we
all realized that we here at State
were the same as others, no bet-
ter and no worse. It's time that
more students even at the U of M
realize this.
We feel that it's time that this
petty grudge between two great
institutions of learning come to
an end. Colleges are the same,
wherever they are. The students
may vary in name but not in
-Sue Reinoehl
Dorris Wiley
Gini Holmes
MSC Students
Country Cousin . .
To the Editor:

PLEASE enlighten us on the
precedentialact for the inane
letter which you submitted to
the State News last week. Surely
it wasn't our loss to Purdue! It
hurt us, na-turally, but we took it
squarely on the chip-why could-
, n't you? Sounds like petty jealousy,
boys. It that what a "good" school
teaches you?
Incidentally, can you prove your
statement "if the instructors at
1 your school were paid more than
the invincible football players
."? What inside information do
you possess regarding academic
appropriations versus athletic ap-
propriations here at State? Are

To the Editor:
A LETTER to, the editor from
two University students re-
cently appeared in the Michigan
State News edition of October 30.
This letter was very derogatory
toward Michigan State and ap-
peared to be in very poor taste.
I am sure that it did not reflect
the attitude of your entire stu-
dent body.
The students and faculty of
Michigan State try to promote
good relations, fair play, and in-
tellectual learning in order that
we may be better citizens and
leaders in the community of which
we are apart. Friendliness and a
mature attitude should replace
vicious rivalry between our two
schools. After college days are
over, we will be working side by
side striving to attain similar goals
in life, each respecting the actions
of the other. Let us start by put-
ting this into practice, now.
On the weekend of November 14
Michigan State will welcome Uni-
versity students to our campus.
Remember that a good' loser, no
matter who it may be, practicing
fair sportsmanship is truly as
much a champion as the victor.
-Tamara Van Buskirk
MSC Student
DUnC . .
To the Editor:
W E ARE sick and tired of hear.
ing people criticize Coach Oos-
terbaan for keeping Dune Mc-
Donald on the bench so much.
Bennie has plenty of reasons for
doing so and we feel that it is
about time for someone to speak
up in his defense. After analyzing
the situation thoroughly we have
decided that there are five main
reasons why McDonald is not on
the field more often.
1. Oosterbaan was a member of
Michigan's all-time greatest pass-
ing combination. He is doing his
best to see that it will remain the
2. It is bad to build a team
around a star player, since the
team will not do.well if the star
has a bad day. Therefore, don't
use star players and the team will
perform much more consistently.
3. Oosterbaan was an end him-
self and sympathizes with the
problems of his ends. He realizes
that the ends have no opportunity
to shine when Dunc throws passes
right into their hands, whereas
they can make sensational diving
catches of passes thrown by other
Michigan passers and never have
to worry about the ball being
thrown right into their hands
where they will look bad if they
drop it.
4. Fielding Yost ran 80% run-
ning plays and won 80% of his
ball games. Bennie wants to win
all of his ball games.
5. If McDonald were to play
regularly, Michigan , might have
an undefeated season and people
would come to expect more of the
same. After Dune graduated, Ben-
nie would probably lose his job.
-Phil Spertus, '56E
Charlie Carroll, '56LS&A

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general interest, and will publish all letters which are signed by the writer
and in good taste. Letters exceeding 340 words in length, defamatory or
libelous letters, and letters which for any reason are not in good taste will
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