THE MICHIGAN DAILY
TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 1954
FOUR THE MICHIGAN DAILY TUESDAY, MARCH 2, 1954
Statistics Aside, Women Will
Profit by Delayed Rushing
II SPITE of the mass of statistics and log-
ical proof4 submitted on both sides of the
sorority rushing controversy the thought
constantly recurs that in the final analysis
the interests of the women themselves would
be best served by delayed rushing.
The argument that fall rushing is nec-
essary to bring enough women into the
margin houses to save them from going
off campus is not only selfish but implies
that the system does not have enough
merit to survive without the extra boost
of a fall rush period.
Panhellenic figures showing a constant
increase in women's enrollment in the fresh-
man ranks particularly indicate that the
total number of women available to rush is
on the increase while the number of sorori-
ties has remained the same for the last sev-
eral years. With more women rushing all
the time arguments that fall rushing helps
the weaker houses to reach their quota col-
The crux of the argument against fall
rushing lies in its effect on the freshmeri
women themselves. Affiliates, who have
experienced both the spring and fall plans,
point out that a first semester freshman
is not sufficiently adjusted to University
At Hill Auditorium.*.
GEORGE LONDON, bass-baritone, with
Leo Taubman, pianist.
THIS WAS ONE of the season's better re-
citals. Mr. London is a performer of ex-
ceptional natural gifts, and he uses them
with integrity and an impressive degree of
musicianship. It seems that he is in that
phase of his career in which the choice is his
whether to continue as a serious recitalist
and opera singer, or to make quick capital
from. his obvious box-office appeal, Mario
Lanza fashion. I for one expect that he will
follow the former course. The singers we
heard Sunday -may not have been great
singing, but Mr. London is young, and, if he
wishes, may yet become one of the most im-
posing figures of the performing musical
Like the vast majority of vocal recitals,
this one began somewhat unsteadily. In
the opening Mozart aria and the first part
of the succeeeding Brahms group, his tone
production was uneven and his general de-
livery somewhat lacking in smoothness
and finesse. Also, the Mozart was marred
by the brittle and nervous-sounding play-
ing of the accompanist. But by the time we
reached the exquisite Mein Madel hat ei-
nen Rosenmund by Brahms we were hear.
ing sensitive and beautifully sustained
singing. One thing I like about London is
the respect he has for the composer's in-
life and the demands of her studies to go
through the emotional strain of rushing
They point out that conversation topics
must necessarily focus on the freshman's
high school experiences since she" has had
no time to develop any interest or contact
with the University by the second week of
fall orientation. As a result the first semes-
ter pledge may be a woman totally unpre-
pared to accept the responsibilities of affil-
iated life and will continue through her so-
rority career with two strikes against her.
Fall rushing intensifies the problem of
the girl who doesn't "make it," first be-
cause her initial big step ahead in the
University has been rebuffed and second
because she has developed no real ties with
dormitory life which she may fall back on.
Again with increasing women's enrollment
the number of women rejected before they
get a start in the University is due to in-
Perpetuation of the sorority system must
not be accomplished at the expense of ruin-
ing a woman's chances for success in the
University. In making their consideration
sororities should first view the individuals
involved and then the system.
tentions. In "Mein Madel" there is a cer
tain amount of characterization which
could easily be hammed by a lesser per-
former. But Mr. London's good taste in the
song was something wonderful to hear.
Following this group he sang a straight-
fo'rward and exciting rendition of the Cre-
do from Verdi's Othello. However the ab-
sence of Verdi's marvelous orchestration
was almost painfully felt. As an encore Mr.
London sang the monologue from Gruen-
berg's The Empergr Jones-a work which
had no competition as the worst music of,
The second half of the program began
with sensitive performances of a French
group: La Procession by Franck, Paysage by
Reynaldo Hahn, Mandoline by Debussy, and
Fleur Jettee by Faure (the accompaniment
to which sounds amusingly like Schubert's
Der Erlkonig). The interpretation of the
Debussy song was perhaps a little too full-
voiced, but the group as a whole was per-
formed superbly. The final group consisted
of four folk or quasi-folksongs: Wailie, Wai-
lie, arranged by Tom Scott; Gambler's Song,
by John J. Niles; Lord Randal, arr. by Cyril
Scott; and Blow the Man Down, arr. by Tom
Scott. All four were sung with immense
verve and expressiveness, as were the three
encores; Leporello's aria from Mozart's Don
Giovanni, Gershwin's It Ain't Necessarily
So, and Niles arrangement of I Wonder as I
WASHINGTON - Harassed, indefatigable
John Foster Dulles may be jumping
from the frying pan into the fire today as he
transfers his diplomatic talents from Berlin
Not since the sixth Pan American Confer-
ence in 1928 when the United States faced
a buzz saw of protest over the landing of
Marines in Nicaragua and the bullying of
Mexico regarding oil, has a US. delegation
faced such an unfriendly atmosphere.
Part of this is the general feeling in
Latin America that we just aren't inter-
ested in the good-neighbor policy any
At the Havana conference of 1928, for in-
stance, the top American envoys were Presi-
dent Calvin Coolidge, Secretary of State
Frank B. Kellogg and Charles Evans Hughes
-the three top Republicans in the nation.
That was the last time a Republican Ad-
ministration participated in a Pan American
conference. This time, in contrast, the new
Republican Administration is sending as
delegates to Caracas:
1. John Foster Dulles, thoroughly up to
date on European, Problems, but with no
chance in Berlin to prepare for Caracas.
2. John Cabot who has just been fired as
Assistant Secretary of State for Latin Amer-
ican affairs. He will go to Caracas as our
ambassador to Sweden instead. While Cab-
ot has a lot of personal friends among the
Latinos, unfortunately he will have the pres-
tige of a has-been.
At the last minute, the State Department
has also summoned from Athens Tom Mann,
U.S. minister-counselor to Greece, to be an
emergency member of the American dele-
gation to Caracas.
Pan Amerian diplomats can't help con-
trasting this with the last GOP delegation-
Calvin Coolidge, Frank B. Kellogg and
Charles Evans Hughes. They also contrast
it to the trips Franklin Roosevelt and Cor-
dell Hull took to Pan American conferences,
and it confirms their contention that, as far
as the United States is concerned, Latin
America is a forgotten stepchild.
* * * *
-PENN STATE AND CARACAS-
1HE FIRING of John Cabot as Assistant
Secretary of State illustrates one of the
most unique developments in the conduct of
our current Pan American affairs.
Cabot was actually fired by the President's
brother, Milton Eisenhower, who has be-
come the chief administration policy-maker
on Latin America. Today, when Latin Amer-
ican diplomats want advice they go up to
State College, Pa., to talk to Milton Eisen-
hower, president of Penn State. They find
this more satisfactory than going to the
There are two reasons why they go to
Penn State. First, they know that Milton
Eisenhower is an extremely able gentle-
man who has his brother's ear. Second,
they know that last October Milton tenta-
tively fired John Cabot as Assistant Secre-
tary of State, and though Cabot contin-
ued, the diplomats figured that he was
not in a position to make major decisions.
This division of authority between Wash-
ington, D.C., and State College, Pa., ob-
viously has not helped a harmonious good-
neighbor policy. Here are the background
events which led to it:
Last summer, when Milton was sent by
the President on a good-will trip to South
America, Assistant Secretary of State Cabot
went with him. Cabot is a sincere, consci-
entious, hard-working career diplomat, a
cousin of ex-Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge of
Massacuhsetts. He stems from the bluest
blood in blue-blooded Boston, where it's said
"The Lodges speak only to Cabots and the
Cabots speak only to God." But he also has
a habit of rubbing some people the wrong
way. And when Milton Eisenhower came
back from his trip he quietly went about
transferring Cabot to another post.
- PANAMA PRESIDENT SPEAKS -
H OWEVER, the President of Panama in-
President Remon did not mean to inter-
vene to help Cabot-quite the contrary. After
his official visit to Washington, President
Remon went up to the Waldorf in New York
where he told his ambassador, Bob Heurte-
"Mr. Ambassador, I hereby give you the
following instructions. You can transact
business with the under Secretary of State,
and you can transact business with the head
of the State Department's Panamanian desk.
But under no circumstances are you to do
any business at any time with that so-and-
so, the Assistant Secretary of State."
* * * *
A LOT of so-called gentlemen in Washing-
ton have been picking on a lady-so
many that it's gotten other people sore. The
lady is the one woman in the Senate, Mrs.
Margaret Chase Smith, and the people who
have been picking on her are Senator Mc-
Carthy and his cohorts.
Ever since Mrs. Smith circulated her
declaration of conscience-a statement of
Senatorial ethics-signed at a time when
McCarthy first began to depart from those
ethics-he has been out to get revenge.
For some time he tried to encourage ex-
Senator Brewster of Maine to run again,
but Brewster was too smart. He told Mc-
Vn.... 4 rc Cmith nnn.. 'f ha ha ,
. . LetteI to te &dioP .0
The Stalinists .,.
"Yeah, We Really Ought To Do Something About It"
To the Editor:
ONE OF the more amusing as-
pects of campus poltics is the
attempt made by a Communist
front organization to pose as a de-"
fender of civil liberties.
The Stalinists face a problem.
They are, because of the nature of
their own past behaviour, in trou-
ble. Few liberals are today willing
to defend the Stalinists. Gone are
the good old days when the Stal-
mists, garbed in red-or red, white
and blue-could rally almost every
liberal in the country behind a civ-
il liberties case involving one of
the garbed, whose line on the civil
liberties issue was often accepted
by the liberal.
Although the Stalinists have lost
a lot of their support, they still use
the old propaganda tricks. Ex-
tracting attractive chunks of lib-
eral rhetoric from context and
then piecing them together in
full page newspaper adds and
pamphlets, the Stalinists revealj
their line on a particular question
to the campus liberal. Many of the
latter chuckle at the old formula,
until they notice other liberalsj
whom they had not classified a4
politically naive are moved by the
- ~ ,04Zrev[
Lt the nrurow-minded ca~mp o
A particular point should be the reactionaries.
made clear Covmirss he The great paradox involved here
violations of civil liberties in in- is that the YR's, while professing
numerable instances. Harry Brid- to be conservatives have support-
ges stated (two months after Hit- ed the activities of an individual,
ler's invasion of Russia) that he who by his open violation of the
was in favor of expelling the Bun- doctrine of Separation of Powers
dists from the airplane factories in government, and by his con-
in California. The Communists lit- tempt in congressional hearings
erally ignored the first Smith Act for constitutional liberties, should
defendents. In fact, the New York by logic be the very anathema of
Daily Worker did not even mention -v
the case let alone take a "liberal" In spite of this, should Joe Mc-,
position on the issue for over one Carthy achieve his life's goal of
month after the case broke. And becoming Emperor Joseph I, the
now we are told that McCarthy, Young Republicans of the U of M
not the Stalinists, are the "clear will undoubtedly' lead the parade
and present danger." That this down Pennsylvania Avenue to the
phrase should be used by a partic- tune of "McCarthy uber alles."
ular group shows that they too fa- With the writing of this letter I
vor the abridgement of the civil leave the Young Republicans in
liberties of another group. The disgust after serving for three,
Stalinists are consistently incon- terms on their executive board.
sistent, it seems. Many liberals, -George Zuckerman, Ex-member
unfortunately, have ignored this of the Young Republican
inconsistency. They still like to Executive Board
think of the Stalinist movement as*
quasi-democratic. Not having ani
analysis of their own, they are Broinell s Speech .. '
willing to accept that of the Stal- To the Editor:
in Congress to legalize wiretap-
ping; to virtually wipe out the
Fifth Amendment p r o t e c t i o n
against self-accusation by grant-
ing Congressional i m m a n i t y ..
Brownell's list of subversive or-
ganizations is ever growing; the
criteria for conformity Pre being
.squeezed narrower and narrower.
Educators are afraid to teac
students, are being deprived of
their right to learn.
The Attorney General is seek-
ing the legal. framework with
which to nullify out Constitution-
al guarantees. James Madison said
in 1788 on the dangers to liberty,
"I believe there are more instan-
ces of the agridgement of the
freedom of the people by gradual
and silent encroachments of those
in power than by violent and sud-
If the Attorney General is real-
ly interested in our internal secur-
ity rather than in nullifying our
civil liberties and providing the
pear entirely unless Student Legis-
lature remains in existence.
Without candidates and co-
tinued interest, SL will be forced
to close. This will end any need
for revising campus student gov-
ernment structure because it may
then be assumed that the students
do not desire any participation in
the running of the university com-
- The steps forward being made
such as the possible realization of
regular meetings with the Regents
in order to discuss student prob-
lems, are necessary to the campus
now. Continuation of Student Leg-
islature's activities and voice is
Possible campus revision certain
will not go into effect in he imme-
diate future; if it ever (does. The
Study Committee must form spe-
cific plans. The Regents must ap-
prove these plans. Whatever oc-
curs will take much time. Univer-
sity Administration rightly takes
time to consider great changes in
At the moment, Student Legis-
lature is the only existing attempt
at real student government. It
needs everyone's active participa-
tion and alert interest.
Don't let a 'study committee's as
yet incomplete report on revision
keep you from recognizing and
facing existing problems on cam-
Only the students can work for
student government. Student voice
and action are needed as much
now as ever before.
Free Advertising.. .
To The Editor:
I AM pretty shaken up to learn
that Doug Philpott, a member of
Michigan's Colorado-bound ice
squad has lost his wallet.
But it was good of the sports
page in Sunday's Daily to let me
know about it. This is true public
service and keeps me in touch with
all the sports news could possibly
I wonder. Did Mr. Philpott pay
for this prominent one and one
half column inch of "Lost and
Found" advertising? Or is this a
free service of The Daily sports
staff given as part of our non-
subsidation program for promising
It seems to me you owe an apol-
ogy-or a refund-to Jean Cooper
and the key losers who used your
Lost and Foundl classified and
paid the full rate for this service.
Will you bill Mr. Philpott for
this preferred display advertising
space? Or will it now be your pol-
icy to open your news column free
of charge to any and all students
who have mislaid their purses?
After all, if they've lost their
money they can hardly be expect-
ed to pay for an ad.
I sympathize with Mr. Philpott
in his loss. I respect the sports
staff's desire to be on terms of
nepotistic intimacy with their
But I suggest that should Mr.
Philpott ever lose another wallet a
paid advertisement at the usual
rates in The Daily's Lost and
Found columns will preserve his
'status as an amateur.
May the team be victorious at
1 e g a l framework for fascist
wouldn't an investigation of son
real subversives such as the K
Klux Klan be in order?
CuRRECNT MQVI/1EN& i
Given the confusion concerning ATTORNEY General Brownell is
the nature and causes of the re- scheduled to speak March 2 on
cent unfortnuate political events, "Our Internal Security." It will SL Candidates . . .
one of the major tasks of social- be interesting to hear what he hasT E
Ists and liberals should be an at- to say. What it happening in our To the Editor:
tempt to understand the reasons nation today?POTENTIAL Student Legislature
for this confusion and to analyze While McCarthy's investigationdAtudent Leisature
the historical and global factors methods are being "questioned" candidates are so busy talking
that have created a situation with- by the GOP, the attempts to cur- about the possible revision of stu-
in which neo-fascists can intimi- tail our constitional rights and dent government structure on
date segments of the American safeguards are proceeding full campus, they are forgetting that
public and at the same time an- force. Brownell is pressing for bills ! student government may disap-
other not too different consistent-
ly totalitarian force can pose, in
many instance successfully, as bel-
-John Leggett DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
* * *
At .Rackham Lecture Hall ...
MNAN OF ARAN, a Robert Flaherty pro-
duction, third in the Festival series,
sponsored by the Department of English
THE ADVENT of sound in the motion pic-
ture back around 1930 was and contin-
ues to be the most fundamental modification
in the short history of the film art. To dis-
cover how to deal with their new voice, some
film-makers experimented with -virtual du-
plication of stage techniques, others were for
rejecting the gift entirely, a few advanced
elaborate theories on the "contrapuntal"
use of sound. But in the end, most of them
settled for a compromise technique which
has become traditional and second-nature in
today's movies. This technique, for the most
part, ignores the problem by offering picture
and sound in a simultaneous and relatively
indiscriminate assault on the senses.
Robert Flaherty's first foray in the com-
bined medium was "Man of Aran," a story
of the life of the natives of a group of is-
lands off the western coast of Ireland. The
picture followed his two silent films, "Na-
nook" and "Moana," and was prepared
with his customary attention to the sub-
ject matter (the family still owns prop-
erty on the Islands where Flaherty lived'
while he worked on the picture.) His ap-
proach to what he was doing also was
much the same as before; that is, he con-
centrated on showing the people of the
Islands at work and in conflict with the
adverse forces of nature, exactly as he
did in "Nanook."
There .is, however, a definite change ob-
served in Flaherty's technique at this time.
With "Man of Aran," his work becomes
much more stylized, much less purely docu-
mentary. Abandoning the use of titles in the
picture (except for about three or four) he
lets the photography carry much more emo-
tional weight. He relies more on intercut-
ting, attempts to tell the story less explicit-
ly, and is bothered less by apparent inco-
tIer, more complex, perhaps capable of
broader interpretation or (as criticism at the
time suggests) misinterpretation.
The use of sound, it would seem, is the
crucial factor in Flaherty's change. In "Man
of Aran," he uses a conventional musical
background, but a highly unusual voice
track: practically every word spoken is in-
aduible although a great deal is said. The
effect is to make voice serve like music. The
babble of the natives, a polyglot confusion
of Gaelic and English, has almost an animal
quality to it at times, but posed against the
roar of the waves, these voices become the
treble to the sea's bass-Flaherty's effect be-
ing a virtual musical counterpoint of the sort
that men like Einstein and Pudovkin envi-
sioned but never were able to put into prac-
All of this was vaguely perceived at the
time of "Man of Aran's" original release.
Marxist interpretations of almost every-
thing being fashionable at the time, how-
ever, it suddenly dawned on a goodly num-
ber of critics that there was something
Fascistic about Flaherty. He was work-
ing a superman theme in days when he
should have been thinking of the Poor
Aran fisherman as exploited and down-
trodden. He was seeing the biggest fish,
the wildest storms, and men had become
something more than the sum of all their
mean duties. In 1934, this was Fasism.
Probably the appraisal is not altogether
unwarrented. There is something Wagner-
ian about "Man of Aran," something grand-
ly sentimental °about the way the woman
transporting seaweed in a basket on her
back looks over her shoulder at her hus-
band's boat foundering in the sea. The same
motif is hit again and again and becomes at
last almost overwhelming in its utter in:-.
The critics therefor were defining a
To The EiMcCarthy. (Continued from Page 2)
To The Editor:E
FEB 24 WAS quite a successful Events Today
day for the junior Senator from F Generation Fiction Staff will have a
Wisconsin on both the national short meeting tonight at 7:15 in the
and local scene. In Washington, Student Publications Building. All
members and anyone interested in
the Eisenhower administration joining the staff please attend.
growing more servile every day
pressured Secretary Stevens into Episcopal Student Foundation. Tea
submitting to the 'holy' whims of from 4 to 5:15 at canterbury House.
that great apostle of justice, Joe All students invited.
McCarthy. In Ann Arbor, Mc- Episcopal Student Foundation. Shrove
Carthy scored another victory as Tuesday Pancake Supper and Square
the Young Republicans voiced Dance, 6 p.m., Canterbury House. All
open support for his policies, students and friends invited.
The latter incident occurred La Sociedad Hispanica will have its
when Owen Cleary, G.O.P. guber- regular Tertulia this afternoon in the
north wing of the Union cafeteria from
natorial candidate and respected 3:30 to 5 p.m. Faculty members will be'
member of the "Neanderthal' present. All students interested in in-
wing of the party, was queried as formal Spanish conversation are urged
to his opinion of McCarthy. Mr. to attend.
Cleary expressed his personal re- Science Research Club. The March
spect for the sincerity of McCar- meeting will be held in the Rackham
thy while dwelling on the 'fine' Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
job McCarthy was performing in Program: "Human Ecology of a Pa-
rooting out left-wingers. This cific Atoll," by Marston Bates, Depart-
ment of Zoology; "Species, Old andj
by Miss Sophia Holley of Detroit. Re-
freshments. Everyone welcome. Lane
Hall, tonight, 7:30-10:00.
The Congregational-Disciples Guild.
Tea at Guild House, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Forum on College and University
Teaching. Second session, March 5, 3:00-
4:30 p.m., Auditorium C, Angell Hall.
Topic: Ideas About Teaching and
Chairman: Howard R. Jones, Profes-
sor of Educational Administration
Symposium: "Obsolete Ideas About
Learning"-William Clark Trow, Profes-
sor of Educational Pschology
"New Ideas About Group Learning"-
Ronald Iippitt, Program Director of the
Research Center for Group Dynamics
"New Ideas About Teaching Learned
from Teaching Foreign Students"-Rob-
ert Lado, Associate Director of the Eng-
lish Language Institute
"Summary of Principles of Teaching
Applicable to the College Level"-How-
ard R. Jones.
Faculty of the University and grad-
uate students are invited.
American Institute of Electrical Engi-
neers-Institute of Radio Engineers.
Afternoon Meeting: Wed., Mar. 3, 1954
"Recent Developments of Microwave
STubes"by C. F. Quate (fromBell Labs.)
4:00 p.m., 2084 East Engineering Bldg.
Evening Meeting: Wed., Mar. 3, 1954
Joint Meeting with the ASME "Gallop-
ing Killowatts" 7:30 p.m., Michigan
Episcopal Student Foundation. Stu-
dent Breakfast at Canterbury House
following both 7 a.m. and 10:15 Ash
Wednesday services on March 3.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Stu-
dent-Faculty-led Evensong Chapel of
St. Michael and All Angels, 5:15 p.m.,
Wed., March 3.
Wesleyan Guild. Wednesday morning
matin, 7:30 a.m, Mid-Week Refresher
Tea in the lounge, Wed., Mar. 4, 5:30.
Plan to come!
statement was met with a volume
of applause from the overwhelm-
New," by Robert V. Kesling, Museum of
ing majority of the club. While
?e Deutscher Verein will have its annualf
this incident may appear mean- "Tanz-abend" in conjunction with the
ingless, the crux of the matter is Square Dance Group tonight at 7:30
that for years the Young Repub- in Lane Hall. As usual, Misq Sophia
lican club under Dave Cargo and Holley of Detroit will instruct the group
Walt Hanson had been one of the in a series of traditional German folk-
dances. Refreshments will be served. All
true liberal forces on campus. welcome.
Wednesday night's episode showed
just how far the YR's have fallen FM u s e u m Movie: "Happy Fishing
I Ground," free movie shown at 3 p.m.
daily including Sat. and Sun. and at
W ILL THE President realize - 12:30 Wed., 4th floor movie alcove, Mu-
and before it is too late-that seums Building, Mar.-8.
the attack made by the Bricker I senior society will meet tonight at
forces on the Constitution is only F 7:30 in the League. The constitution
part of a wider plan? Senator will be amended.
Jenner had a name for this plan: SL Academic Freedom Subcommis-
the Republican revolution. sion will meet in the Union today at 5.
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La Socied Hispanica will have a very
Wlte oseimpor hmeeting on ThursMar. 4,
Will the conservatism carried Ariadne of Naxos, Richard Strauss' at 7:30 p.m. in the Hussey Room of the
over from the Abilene boyhood comic opera, will be /presented tonight F Michigan League. Slides on Mexico will
drag the President along with that j at 8 p.m. in the Lydia Mendelssohn be shown and there will be songs by -ASSOCIATED COLLEGIATE PRESS
revolution and make him its first Theatre. This production, which will be F the chorus and by guitarists. Refresh-