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Brinkman Traces Career as Pianist

"The attitude of music students
has changed from an aura of ama-
teurishness to an increasing gain
in seriousness."
This thought was expressed by
Joseph Brinkman, head of the
School of Music's piano depart-
ment, as he looked back on his 24
years on campus.
Prof. Brinkman, who will appear
with the University Symphony Or-
chestra on Thursday as featured
soloist, noted that during the 19-
34's, there was a less serious type
of student.
Young Professionals
"In those days," Prof. Brinkman
said, "many students studied mu-
sic for social graces. Today, they
are all young professionals, with
some hope of a career."
"A real indication of their
hopes," he explained, "is that with
lack of space in the School of Mu-
sic, students fight to utilize their
evening and Sunday hours to
practice in the studios."
"That kind of student was not
known in my school days," Prof.
Brinkman noted, "and it's a fine
challenge to the faculty."
Prof. Brinkman will play Beet-j
hoven's "Emperor Concerto" when
he appears with the Symphony
Orchestra in Hill Auditorium.
During the last 24 years, he has
performed with the University Or-
chestra on numerous occasions,
playing works by* Beethoven,
Chausson, Schumann and Bach.
He also appeared in the 1932 May
Born in Dubuque
Born in Dubuque, Ia., he was
graduated from Loras College in
his home town and continued his
graduate work with Lee Pattison
in New York and Chicago.
Further graduate work was done
under the tutelage of Artur
Schnabel in New York and Italy.
Prof. Brinkman made his pro-

Report Cites
Dismissals of Prof. Mark Nicker-
son and Prof. Chandler Davis were
of major consideration in the Unit-
ed States National Students Associ-
ation's recent report on national
academic freedom.
In the report, NSA outlined its
views of faculty dismissals.
The Association believes that the
only grounds on which a profes-
sor should be judged are profes-
sional competence and integrity.
It feels that membership in any
totalitarian conspirational group un-
favorably affects this competence.
No Justifiable Cause
However, NSA believes that use
of the First and Fifth amendments
as reason for not answering ques-
tions concerning his views and af-
filiations is not in itself justifiable
cause for dismissal.
Citing examples from other
schools, the Association reported
the dismissal of three associate
professors from Hunter College in
New York. Dr. V. Gerald Mc Gill,
Dr. Louis Weisner and Dr. Charles
W. Hughes were charged with let-
ting Communist party membership
affect their performance of duty.
All three professors maintained
that the Communist cell at the Uni-
versity was a "study group" and
refused to identify other party
University of Chicago Case
At the University of Chicago, a
Fulbright scholarship was re-
fused Dr. Charlotte Towle for no
apparent reason. She is believed to
have signed a petition requesting
clemency for the Rosenbergs and
to have been a member of an or-
ganization advocating aid to Span-
ish loyalists.
The report mentioned several
other cases which were believed
to limit academic freedom.
Quad Head Elected
Ralph McCormick, '57E, was
elected president of East Quad
Council yesterday by acclamation.
Former president of Anderson
House, McCormick succeeds Ron
McCreight, '56, who resigned.

Noted Economists To Talk
At Rackham Conference
A two day conference on "The
Economic Outlook" sponsored by ater, will be Harold F. Waite of
the economics department and Burroughs Co. of Detroit.
featurn m y ti"The International Economic
nownedecon m sanationall re - Outlook" will be the subject of
9:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Rack- Prof. Charles Ramer of the eca-
ham Amphitheater. nomics department, who will be
the first speaker. Lawrence Bridge
Prof. Gardner Ackley, chairman of the United States Department of
of the economics department, will Commerce will talk on "Inven-
open the conference. tory Outlook for 1955."
Jeoffrey Moore of the National The final afternoon session of
Bureau of Economic Research in the conference which will start at
New York will introduce the topic 2 p.m. in the Rackham Amphithe-
"Economic Indicators and the ater, will be'chaired by George J.
Economic Outlook." Nicholson of Watling, Lerchen and
Discussion following Moore's Co. in Detroit.
talk will be led by George Garvy Gerhard Colm of the National
of the Federal Reserve Bank of Planning Association will be the
New York. A discussion period will final speaker of the Conference
follow each speaker. and will talk on "The Outlook for


G&S Tickets
Tickets for the Gilbert and
Sullivan Society's Production
"Pirates of Penzance" are now
on sale in the lobby of the Ad-
ministration Bldg.
Admission for the Nov. 17
and 18 performances will be
80 cents and 60 cents. Seats for
Nov. 19 and 20 cost $1.20 and
90 cents.
Sur vey May
.Ask Analysis
A selected number of seniors in
the literary college may be asked
to determine what benefits they
received from their college work.
At the meeting of the literary
college Steering Committee yester-
day a questionnaire which would
focus around students' intellectual
experience in relation to their
choice of a major subject was con
sidered, according to Joan Bryan,
'56, chairman.
Questions relating to the students
opinions on the size and imperson-
ality of the school will also. be in-
cluded in the questionnaire that
is being prepared by a sub-com-
mittee which includes members
of the steering committee and the
literary college Senior Board.
. Plans to have the Survey Re-
search Center cooperate in the
project were also discussed.

Bishop Talks
To Feature
Lacy Speech
Dan Lacy, Managing Director of
the American Book Publishers
Council, will speak on "Books and
Communication; some social im-
plications of publishing, booksell-
ing and librarianship" at 4 p.m.
today in the Rackham Amphithea-
ter and tomorrow in Auditorium C,
Angell Hall.
Third in the William Warner
Bishop Lecture series, under the
auspices of the Department of Li-
brary Science, the lecture will be
divided into two parts. The first
will be an analysis of the publish-
ing industry in terms of the li-
brarian's interest.
The second will be devoted to
the thesis that the communications
role played in society by any me-
dium of expression is determined
by the economic patterns of the
creation and distribution of the
Rice To Lecture
On Drama Society
Noted playwright Elmer Rice
will speak on "The Drama as a
Social Force" at 4 p.m. tomorrow
in Auditorium A, Angell Hall.
Rice, famous Broadway director
and producer, is the English de-
partment visiting lecturer this se-

-Daily--Lynn Wallas

fessional debut as soloist with the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra un-
der Frederick Stock, appearing
many times since with the organi-
Before coming to Michigan, Prof.
Brinkman taught at the American
Conservatory in Chicago.
World Premiere Performance
Early in 1936, Prof. Brinkman
performed the world premiere of
Leo Sowerby's "Second Piano Con-
certo" with the Boston Symphony
Orchestra. That December, he re-
peated his performance when the
Boston Orchestra played in Hill
Auditorium during the Choral Un-
ion Concert Series.
In 1938, Prof. Brinkman appear-
ed in Venice, Italy, with Dimitri

NSA Group Calls for Student
Assistance in Drafting Policy

A resolution supporting more stu-
dent participation in talks to for-
mulate future manpower policy in
the United States has been adopted
by the National Student Associa-
tion Executive Committee.
The resolution, representing the
official position of the Association,
appoints a Military Manpower
Study Commission to study "all
manpower policies which have
been considered and enacted in
the past several years."
In addition, the Commission is
to establish liaison with the Office
of Defense Mobilization for assist-
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ance in its study of the manpower
situation as it affects draft-age col-
lege students.
"American students should take
a greater responsibility and have
a greater opportunity to assist in
the determination of policies which
affect them so directly in their
role as students," said the Execu-
tive Committee in its report.
In addition the Executive Com-
mittee of NSA has recommended
a change in the Korean GI Bill of
Rights to provide more educational
benefits for veterans enrolled in
colleges throughout the nation.
Noting that the provisions of the
Korean Bill "differ substantially"
from the World War II Bill, the
Committee announced its support
for changes in the law to allow
half the tuition cost to be paid di-
rectly to the school.
Under the present Korean Bill,
a single veteran receives $110 a
month from which all expenses
must be met. The World War II
Bill allowed a subsistence of $75
per month plus paying all tuition,
books and fees.

Mitropoulos and the Festival Or-
chestra. Playing the Sowerby work,
his performance was part of the
Inte'national Festival of Contem-
porary Music.
He has also given solo recitals
in New York, Boston, Chicago and
many of the major music centers
throughout the country.
"Prof. Brinkman is considered to
be one of the top piano instructors
in the country," music school sec-
retary James Walace commented.
Panel To Discuss
Europe Situation
"Europe on Either Side of the
Iron Curtain" will be the subject
of a political science roundtable
discussion to be held at 8 p.m. to-
morrow in Rackham Amphithe-
Participating on the panel will
be Prof. James H. Meisel and Ul-
rich A. Straus of the political sci-
ence department and Zander Hol-
lander, '53.
Seevers To Speak
Prof. Maurice H. Seevers of the
pharmacology department will lec-
ture today on the "Physiological
Effects of Animals Addicted to
A supplementary film will be
shown at the meeting which will
be held at 7 p.m. in the Pharma-
cology Bldg.
ISA To Give Talk
"Is co-existence with the Com-
munist World Possible?" will be
discussed from three points of view
at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Inter-
national Center.
Ulrich A. Strauss, Grad., will
represent the United States in the
discussion. David Barker, Grad.,
will take the side of Great Britain
while Buddha Govindaraj, Grad.,
will represent India.


Consumer Attitude
George Katona of the Survey
Research Center will give the sec-
ond talk Thursday morning on
"Consumer Attitudes and De-
mands." The discussion period will
be led by Arthur Rosenbaum of
Sears and Roebuck, Chicago.
First speaker for the afternoon
session which begins at 2:30 p.m.
in the Rackham Amphitheater, will
be Prof. Daniel Suits of the eco-
nomics department. He will1 speak
on "A Statistical Model of Econo-
mic Activity as Applied to 1955."
"Monetary and Fiscal Policy in
1955" will be the subject of Prof.
Paul W. McCracken of the busi-
ness administration school and
Prof. Richard A. Musgrave of the
economics department.
Storer to Chairman
Robert Storer of Manufacturers
National Bank of Detroit, will
chairman the afternoon session
which will be followed by a dinner
at the Union at 7 p.m.
Prof. J. Philip Wernette of the
Business -Administration school
will be chairman of the evening's
Dean of the Amos Tuck School
of Business Administration at
Dartmouth, and noted economist
Arthur Upgren, will give an after
dinner talk on "The Help the New
Economy Has for the Business
Chairman for the Friday morn-
ing session which will begin at 9
a.m. in the Rackham Amphithe-

1955.A general discussion will
follow his talk.
Library Chief
Edits Stories
"Captured by Indians" is the
title of a new book by Howard
H. Peckham, director of the Uni-
versity's Clements Library.
Published this week the book
consists of 14 narratives of Indian
captivity, rewritten and condensed
from the original accounts.
Included among the stories are
those by Daniel Boone, Mary Row-
landson and Mary Jemison.






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New stories by Henry Van Dyke, Mark Weingart, Lilia Amansec
A children's story with words by Larry Pike and pictures by
Stu Ross


Of all the creatures that inhabit the earth, none is so fair, so warm,
so toothsome, as a coed.
This is a simple fact, well-known to every campus male, and, to
most campus males, a source of rejoicing. But not to all. To some,
the creamy brows and twinkling limbs of coeds are a bane and a
burden. To whom? To professors, that's whom.
Professors, according to latest scientific advice, are human. Stick
them and they bleed, pinch them and they hurt, ring a dinner bell
and they salivate, comfront them with a round young coed and
their ears go back, even as yours and mine.
But, by and large, they contain themselves. After all, they are
men of high principle and decorum, and besides, the board of regents
has got stoolies all over. So, by and large, they contain themselves.
But not always. Every now and then a coed will come along who
is just too gorgeous to resist, and a professor - his clutch worn out
from years of struggle - will slip and fall. White though his hair,
multitudinous though his degrees, Phi Beta Kappa though his key,
he is as lovesick, moonstruck, and impaled as any freshman.
But he's far worse off than any freshman. After all, a freshman
can thump his leg, put on his linen duster, and take out after the
coed with mad abandon. But what can the poor smitten prof do?
How, in his position, can he go courting a young girl undergraduate?
In this column and the next one, I am going to deal with this
difficult question. I will relate to you, in the form of a two act play,
an account of a professor's attempt to woo a coed.
The scene is a typical office in a typical liberal arts building on
a typical campus. In this shabby setting, we find two men, Professors
Twonkey and Phipps. They are lumpy and bent, in the manner of
English lit professors.
PHIPPS: Twonkey, a terrible thing has happened to me. A terrible,
ghastly thing! I've fallen in love with a coed.
TWONKEY: Now, npw, that's not so terrible.
PHIPPs: Oh, but it is. Miss McFetridge-for that is her name-is
a student, a girl of nineteen. How would her parents feel if they
knew I was gawking at her and refusing my food and writing her
name on frosty windowpanes with my fingernail?
TWONKEY: Come now, Phipps, no need to carry on so. You're not
the first teacher to cast warm eyes at a coed, you know.
PHIPPs: You mean it's happened to you too?
TWONKEY: But of course. Many times.
PHIPPs: What did you do about it?
TWONKEY: Looked at their knees. It never fails, Phipps. No matter
how pretty a girl is, her knees are bound to be knobby and bony and
the least romantic of objects.
PHIPPs: Not Miss McFetridge's-for that is her name. They are
soft and round and dimpled. Also pink.
TWONKEY: Really? Well, I'll tell you something, Phipps. If I
ever found a girl with pink knees, I'd marry her.
PHIPPs: It is my fondest wish, but how can I, a professor of fifty,
start a courtship with a girl of 19?
TWONKEY: Very simple. Ask her to come to your office for a
conference late tomorrow afternoon. When she arrives, be urbane, be
charming. Ask her to sit dow'n. Give her a cigarette.
PHIPPs: A Philip Morris. -
TWONKEY: But of course.
PHIPPS: I just wanted to be sure you mentioned the name. They're
paying for this column.
TWONKEY: Give her a Philip Morris.
PHIPPS: That's right.
TWONKEY: Then light her Philip Morris and light one yourself.
Say some frightfully witty things about English lit. Be gay. Be
insouciant. Keep her laughing for an hour or so. Then look at your
watch. Cry out in surprise that you had no idea it was this.-late.
Insist on driving her home.
PHIPPs: Yes, yes?
TWONKEY: On the way home, drive past that movie house that
shows French films. Stop your car, as though on a sudden impulse.
Tell her that you've heard the movie was delightfully Gallic and
naughty. Ask her if she'd like to see it.
PHIPPs: Yes, yes?
TWONKEY: After the movie, say to her in a jocular, offhand way






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