THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRMAY, NOVEMBER 12,1954
WAGE FOUR THE MICHIGAN DAILY rRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12. 1954
AND LAST YEAR?
Unexpected Painting Win
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
N ARTICLE in Tuesday's Michigan State
News, published in East Lansing, must be
causing considerable embarassment to State
"Apparently sensing an unhappy Saturday
3n the gridiron, several University of Michi-
gan students have already gotten in their pre-
game licks," it starts off.
"Sneaking about in the wee hours of Mon-
day morning . . ." continues the article as
it describes the painting of Sparty attributed
to University students.
Tom King, State's dean of students, issued
"BECAUSE THE STUDENTS from south of
here want to act like juveniles, that doesn't
mean we must."
Monday morning, 18 MSC students were
arrested by Ann Arbor police for liberally
sprinkling the campus with green paint.
"Similar views were expressed by other co-
lege officials who called the U. of M. efforts
childish and immature," reads the last para-
graph of the State News story.
Municipal Court Judge Francis O'Brion sen-
tenced several MSC students, fining them
$11.85. Others, who stood mute, will have a
hearing later this week.
OF COURSE, last year it was our turn to
blush as four chagrined University students
were returned to Ann Arbor while MSC stu-
dents apparently managed to leave their mark
So far no "childish and immature" students
from the University have been caught this
year though-it is not even a known fact that
any went up to State, paint bucket in hand.
Scorecard on immature juveniles caught for
this year reads to date-Michigan 0-MSC 18.
As for the unhappy Saturday on the grid-
iron we are supposed to be facing, we might
point out that pre-game forecasters have the
University out front by three to six points,
not as large a margin as State's 18-0 but
Scientists Should Have
I NA LETER to the editor in this week's
Reporter magazine, Albert Einstein said
that he would rather be a plumber or a ped-
dler than a scientist.
Under present circumstances, Einstein feels
that almost any occupation provides more per-
sonal independence than that which he has
chosen and he has repeatedly advocated that
scientists called to testify before the McCarthy
investigating committee refuse to do so.
EINSTEIN'S stand is one for which he de-
serves credit. It outlines the feelings of many
scientists who today are serving their country
"without enthusiasm and without fruitful in-
spiration." According to Vannevar Bush, pres-
ident of Carnegie Institute in Washington,
they would prefer to be judged on professional
merit, without introduction of other criteria.
A certain amount of governmental restric-
tion on scientists working on security projects
is necessary, but the present method of inves-
tigation is so thorough that scientists feel
their individualism is being sacrfced needlessly.
Refusal of security clearance to J. Robert Op-
penheimer, Einstein said, typified the "syste-
matic, widespread attempt to destroy mutual
trust and confidence, which constitutes the
severest possible blow against society."
WHEN REGULATIONS and restrictions
reach the point at which one of the greatest
living scientists will publicly state that he
would "rather be a plumber or a carpenter,"
it is time for the government to take notice
and do what it can to make science the desir-
able profession it deserves to be.
U' Orchestra Brilliant
At Hill Auditoium...
UNIVERSITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA;
Josef Blatt, conductor; with Joseph Brink-
Wagner: Tanhauser Overture
Beethoven: Concerto No. 5 (Emperor)
Prokofiev: Classical Symphony
Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
IN THE FAST few weeks advance reports have
been tabbing this year's version of the 'U'
Symphony " as the best in recent years. In
last night's debut these reports were proven
true. Chief reason for the improvement is the
strings. As usual the Violoncello and Contra-
bass sections are outstanding, but this year
the Violas and second Violins, with increased
depth and superior tone quality, are able to
balance them. Adding the dependable first Vio-
lins, the entire string ensemble, under the di-
rection of concertmistress Jane Stoltz, became
a splendid nucleus for a fine orchestra. Michi-
gan of course is noted for its wind, brass, and
percussion players. Assuredly this student or-
chestra makes its share of mistakes, but they
are much less noticeable with this new tonal
balance. The orchestra plays with much en-
thusiasm, a credit to its conductor Prof. Blatt,
and their interpretations were in the best or-
THE ORCHESTRA began with Wagner's
Tannhauser Overture, featuring the gallant
trombone section and some lovely playing from
the celli. This overture, though knocked about
a lot, is a wonderful show piece and really not
slight musically. It is too bad that both it and
the Dukas had to be on the same program.
Something out of the ordinary would have
given the program more interest. The Dukas,
shop-worn as it is, was performed brilliantly,
including a distinguished Contrabassoon solo
by Mr. Beck. Prokofiev's beautifully wrought
and very musical Classical Symphony rounded
out the main orchestral part of the program.
Here is where Prof. Blatt as an interpreter
came to the fore. It was a performance stunn-
ing in its delineation of each section and
mood, bringing out the work's Mozartean heri-
tage and Russian background.
I BELIEVE that it has been at least six
years since Prof. Brinkman last concertized in
Ann Arbor. He couldn't have picked a more
difficult work for his return than Beethoven's
"Emperor" concerto. Yet the length of his ab-
sence and the difficulty of the concerto never
obscured the fact that he is a musician of
artistic maturity and integrity. Under Prof.
Brinkman's hands the work was magnificently
conceived in the best tradition of the piano,
without fireworks but with plenty of artistic
know-how. Few pianists have the matchless
tone of Prof. Brinkman. With this as a tool
he was able to really communicate the lyricism
of this concerto, lyricism of any mood but
always a beautiful lyric flow. The long lay-
off has not been the best thing for Prof.
Brinkman's technique; there was a failing here.
But for his many students and admirers in
Ann Arbor his playing was, I am sure, an
To the Editor:
WISH to commend the Michigan
Daily for publishing the interest-
ing, informative, and amusing
story of the activities and opinions
of Russell Brown, of whom I had
never heard. I am glad that the
Daily courageously placed the
news of the story above the dan-
ger of offending some of its read-
ers. What is new is newsworthy;
what is "poor taste" in some re-
ligions may be ritual in others.
The Lustermans and Mr. Stone,
who practice two of the world's
many old and well-established (in
spite of ridicule) religions, seem to
be concerned because "Innocent
III's" views are at odds with some
of them. He has the constitutional
right to express those views, and
the free, public press has the right,
if not the duty, to air them so long
as the freedoms of others are not
Indeed the Daily should be con-
gratulated for bringing to light
this "reincarnated pope" who has
"come to establish a new totalitar-
ian order." I thought Ernest Theo-
dossin's article so free from bias
that he and the Daily editors should
be in no danger of criticism from
tolerant Americans or a "curse"
from "Innocent III."
-Richard K. Putney, Grad.
To the Editor:
THE "HUMOR" that some of the
Daily readers have obviously
detected in your article on "Pope
Innocent III" cannot, as I see it,
have been derived from the actual
presentation of Russell Brown's
behavior. The facts (penance for
house mother, miracle fires, and a
head abbess at Martha Cook) are
not at all funny unless accepted as
ridiculous by the reader. This "hu-
mor," rather, is a product of the
reader's iiability to accept such
unusually close and obviously de-
viant behavior as anything but ri-
diculous. If the authors of yester-
day's caustic letters to the editor
believe that humor is to be found
in your article on the "Pope," let
them first determine the origin of
the humor, and then direct their
-William M. Heston
To the Editor:
WE HAVE just finished reading
your article on Russell Brown,
"self-styled Pope Innocent III,"
and are deeply disturbed over the
Daily's lack of prudence in sen-
sationalizing Mr.pBrown's activi-
ties. We are still trying to decide
whether he is a "nut" or just pos-
sesses a perverted sense of humor.
The purpose of a student publi-
cation, such as the Daily, is to
serve the student body by inform-
ing them, but, with this article,
you have succeeded only in confus-
If Mr. Brownsdoes suffer from
a perverted sense of humor, then
the Daily should have allowed him
to suffer in anonymity. But if he
is being smart-alecky sacrilegious,
then the Daily has shown very poor
taste and a lack of judgment which
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Murder Details ...
To the Editor:
DETAILS of a child's murder are
printed without any charges
that the ARTICLE was in poor
taste, or even charges that it was
However, the printing of some
facts concerning an anti-religious
person (just enough facts to give
those few uninitiated into his ex-
ploits an idea of their kind and
quality) brings charges that the
ARTICLE was in poor taste, and
that it favored anti-religious ac-
The printing of those details of
a child's murder may be consid-
ered in poor taste by the mother of
the child concerned. But an analy-
sis of the situation shows the news-
paper is merely doing its job and
the mother's position, not the fac-
tual reporting, produces the, reac-
Sensitivity is the real cause of
the recent outbreak resulting from
the straight, factual, true report
of a campus character which was
not a comment on religion by The
And before anyone else informs
me that if it were my religion .. .
allow me to set the record straight:
I do not oppose the showing of
Oliver Twist, Birth of a Nation, or
DKE floats. And when caught in
the right mood, I may even be
willing to fight for equal rights for
. *P ?
Nohoi Prze ? . . .
her queer and antiquated way that
these "intellectuals" (shall we mis-
call them?) were merely guilty of
that worst of social errors-shock-
ingly poor taste.
Shades of the Committee of Prot-
estants, Jews and Catholics-that
"Higher Education" should reduce
our sons to such depths in search
Perhaps that chap who said you
couldn't turn a sow's ear into a
silk purse knew what he was talk-
ing about, after all. It's hardly de-
batable-is it in this instance?
-Kathleen Y. Thayer
Abilities . .
To the Editor:
YOU WILL be pleased to hear
that one of your recently pub-
lished articles, "Student Reveals
Life as Famous Pope," was respon-
sible for the salvation of three lit-
erature students. Steadfast for
some time in our choice of voca-
tion, we had blithely supposed our-
selves to be in possession of cer-
tain critical and creative abilities.
But we was wrong!
Our senses of humor, for one
thing, apparently have not reach-
ed a state ofdevelopment which
would enable us to enjoy the re-
volutionary type "humor" the
Daily now indulges in. Oblivious to
the satiric merits of the Theodos-
sin piece, we must confess we
searched for some underlying mo-
tive that might have prompted the
editors of a reputable newspaper
to print said article. Alas!
Thus frustrated with things lit-
erary, we made application for im-
mediate transfer to the Chemistry
Dept. Since our allegiance is now
to M.I.T., and not to Harvard's
School of Letters, may we exhort
you, Russell A. Brown, to join your
* * *
To the Editor:
W E WERE quite shocked to turn
to the back page of today's
Daily, Tuesday, Nov. 9, and see
such an asinine article as "Pope
Innocent III." Needless to say, we
consider such an article to be in
very poor taste and certainly un-
funny. It is difficult for us to see
just what constructive purpose
this type of story can possibly have.
This article belongs in some cb-
cure "humor" magazine.
In these times of national and
International tension it is import-
ant that peoples of different cul-
tural, national, racial, and reli-
gious backgrounds make a sincere
attempt to understand each other
and live peaceably together. Such
childish and offensive articles as
this one only tend to widen the
gap of misunderstanding between
these various groups. More co-op-
eration between all people is to us
a very important matter.
Surely, the Daily's editorial pol-
icy is on a higher moral level than
the printing of this article would
indicate. If so, there is no excuse
for its appearance, and the Daily
should either apologize for it or
give a valid reason for printing it.
In addition, it would seem to us
that Mr. Brown has demonstrated
an almost unbelievable immaturity
and a verywarped sense of humor
in this and other attempts to at-
Finally, here's to more humorous
"human interest" stories in times
-Tom Travis and Bob Bacon,
ciples Student Guild
More Reigion ...
on God, on politics, and, on the
broiling of steak, and whot respects
the right of others-includiing Mr.
Brown, Mr. Theodossin, and the
editors of The Daily-tk have
theirs, I wish to register .a protest
on the publication of Mr. Theo-
dossin's story, a protest based on
the simple criterion of good taste
and good breeding.
Admittedly, the line which di-
vides what is in good 1aste from
what is in bad taste is d(ifficult to
discern in some cases, even for
newspaper editors. Notwithstand-
ing the fact that there is no pre-
cise formulary applicable to every
conceivable case, all of us, includ-
ing newspaper editors, can make
use of our imagination, to predict
the effect that any action will
have on any particuler group of
people. If we can't we had better
make an effort to lectrn how. In
view of the fact that such a story
could appear in The Daily, it ap-
pears that its editors will have to
make a special effort.
Now, in my opinion there is
nothing "wrong" with Mr. Theo
dossin's story. It's merely a matter
of manners. Quite conceivably
there exists some literary vehicle
somewhere in which such a piece
of writing would reach an audi-
ence which might find it amusing,
erudite, instructive, wflat have you.
But not in' a collegie newspaper
whose readers number Christians,
Jews, Muslims, and so on, as well
as those who respect the beliefs
of these peoples.
Excellent, Bad... .
To the Editor:
AFTER READING yesterday's
article by Mr. Theodossin I
laughed heartily. Never before
have I read anything quite so
amusing, so well written. The ar-
ticle is an excellent satire of a
very delicate subject.
I believe that each should be to
his own, a policy of isolationism,
so to speak, therefore, although the
article exhibited traces of fine
journalism, because of the touchy
subject, the article was in very
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"Now, Don't Be Afraid To Speak Frankly"
To the Editor:
" FOR YEARS, Michigan students
have stumbled through an inky
darkness, unaware of the many
fine things that can be- gained
through faith-the right kind of
faith, that is.
Now, at last, a savior has seen
fit to make himself known. At
least we can cast off the chains
of Christianity that bind us and
follow "The Pope" to a new-and
much more exciting-world.
I would like very much to know
when and where "The Pope" will
present his next address so that I
can get a front row seat. Also, I
wonder if you could tell me when
he's holding tryouts for disciples?
To the Editor:
E: Mr. and Mrs. Don-David
Lusterman, who don't believe
that other people's deepest beliefs
ought to be offended. Isn't their
a r t i c1 e somewhat vehemently
against those that Russ holds?
Also re: John T. Stone, who sees
the Daily's publication of fanfare
for "Ethics-By God or Man" as a
"contradiction" to the article on
If I were as patently partisan to
my feelings as Mr. Stone seems to
be, I would agree that they are
contradictory. If the Daily should
be censored, I would (if I were
that emotional) be quite happy to
have seen all references to "Ethics
--By God or Man" left out.
The only difference between
Russ and many of the rest of us
is that he has the courage to say,
however bizarrely, what we have
the tact not to say.
-C. D. Hanover, III
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Attention .. .
To the Editor:
S IT a policy of the Daily to play
up sensationalism as it did in the
article about the student pretend-
ing to be a "Pope?" If a person
wantsto gain attention by acting
silly, does the Daily see to it that
he is satisfied?
To the Editor:
JUST A FEW WORDS in support
of Mr. Benkard's letter, which
appeared in Friday's Daily.
It seems to me that reviews by
Burton K. Beerman are not only
poor but bad. Seldom do his re-
views come out with any touch of
gramatical polish or even a de-
cent, every-day sort of knowledge
of what he has seen or read. As I
recall, in his review of "Ivan the
Terrible," he mentioned (inciden-
tally, I suspect) that the Boyars
were a tribe in Russia. Actually
the Boyars were the nobility or the
lords of Russia, who formed a .
council for the czar.
Mr. Beerman's favorite phrase
seems to be "thus then . . ." Aft-
er an ambiguous ramble over his
subject, he generally sums up with
something like "Thus then, we
have the music of Sergaii Proko-
fieff, which makes us a good mov-
ie, which we here on campus all
ought to see, since we got the
chancet." (This particular review
struck me as being the last straw,
although his others have a certain
perverted similarity to it.)
Considering reviews in general,
another outstanding one of late is
immediately brought to mind: the
review of the melancholy Dane,
otherwise known to all and sundry
as "Shakespeare's great tragedy,
'Hamlet ." One of the most preg-
nant comments, which opens great
avenues of thought, "Immediately
one remembers Sir Laurence Oliv-
ier's Hamlet but there is no simi-
larity," was succeeded by a re-
mark about Hamlet's "blazing
eyes." His blazing eyes undoubt-
edly furthered the production no
end, although sitting in the bal-
cony, no sparks reached me. This
must be the result of being one of
the unfortunate few.
Perhaps the Daily could establish
some sort of little school for re-
viewers before they let them loose
on us campus-type kids ... Thus
then we could read for knowledge,
not for laughs.
-M. G. Rudolph
Apathetic .. .
To the Editor:
PETE ECKSTEIN'S editorial in
the November 4 Daily only
reiterated a seemingly pet peeve
of Daily Editors. They don't
seem to like mud-slinging. It
makes apathy well up in their
bosoms. It is an insult to their
They can be likened to the box-
er who has been dealt a blow be-
low the belt. Instead of continu-
ing to fight, they drop their gloves
and get into a discussion with the
referee about ethics, morals, fair-
play-and, above all-intelligence.
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Law School Admission Test: Candi-
dates taking the Law School Admission
Test Nov. 13 are requested to report to
Room 100, Hutchins Hall at 8:45 a.m.
Faculty, College of Literature, Sci-
ence, and the Arts: Midsemester reports
are due Fri., Nov. 12, for those students
whose standing at midsemester is "D"
or "E." Cards have been distributed to
all departmental offices. Green cards
are provided for reporting freshmen
and sophomores and white cards for
juniors and seniors. Reports for
freshmen and sophomores should be
sent to the Faculty Counselors for
Freshmen and Sophomores, 1210 Angell
Hall; those for juniors and seniors to
Faculty Counselors for Juniors and
Seniors, 1213 Angell Hall. Students not
registered in this College but who elect-
ed LS & A courses should be reported
to the school or college in which they
are registered. Additional cards may be
obtained in 1210 or 1213 Angell Hall.
Students, College of Engineering: The
final day for Dropping Courses Without
Record will be Fri., Nov. 12. A course
may be dropped only with the permis-
sion of the classifier after conference
with the instructor. The final day for
Removal of Incompletes will be Fr.,
Nov. 12. Petitions for extension of time
must be on file in the Secretary's Of-
fice on or before Fri., Nov. 12.
Biological Chemistry S e min ar:
"Transglycosidation with Disaccha-
rides," under the direction of Dr. R. L.
Garner; Room 319, West Medical Build-
ing, Fri., Nov. 12, at 4:00 p.m.
Logic seminar will meet Fri., Nov. 12,
at 4:00 p.m. in 443 Mason Hall. Mr.
G. R. Livesay will digcuss a paper by
Rasiowa and Skorsk, entitled "A
Proof of the Completeness Theorem of
Psychology Colloquium. Fri., 4:15
p.m. Auditorium B, Angell Hall. Dr.
E. Lowell Kelly will speak on "5,000
Years of Marriage: Problems, Data and
Methods of a Study of 300 Engagements
Over Twenty Years." All interested
graduate students are invited.
School of Business Administration.
Faculty meeting, Fri., Nov. 12, 3:00
p.m., Room 146 B.A.
Doctoral Examination for John Vin-
cent Forpeano, Biological Chemistry;
thesis: "The Effect of Amino Acid An-
alogs on Protein Metabolism: I. Syn-
thesis of DL-B, B-Diethylalanine and
Assay of its Effect on Rat Growth and
Liver Composition. II. Study of Altera-
tions in Rat Plasma Protein Fractions
Induced by Ethionine Administration,"
Sat., Nov. 13. 311 West Medical Bldg.,
at 9:00 a.m. Chairman, Melvin Levine.
Combined Concert. University of
Michigan and Michigan State Glee
Clubs. 8:30 p.m., Sat., Nov. 13, Hill Au-
Student Recital: Phyllis Bentley BI-
son, pianist, will present a recital in
partial fulfillment of the requirements
for the degree of Bachelor of Music at
8:30 p.m. Sun., Nov. 14, in Auditorium
A, Angell Hall. A pupil of Benning
Dexter, Mrs. Elson will play the fol-
lowing program: Partita No. 5 in G
Major, Bach; Sonata in E Major, Op.
109, Beethoven; Ondine, Ravel; Ru-
manian Folk Dances, Bartok; Ballad
in G Minor, Op. 23, Chopin. The pro-
gram will be open to the public with-
Choral Union Concert Jorge Bolet,
Cuban-American pianist, will give the
fifth concert in the Choral Union
Series Mon., Nov. 15, at 8:30 p.m., in
Hill Auditorium. Mr. Bolet will play
the Haydn Andante con variazion;
Beethoven's Sonata in E-flat major
(Les Adieux); Liszt Sonata in B minor;
and four Chopin Scherzos-Numbers
1, Op. 30; 2, Op. 31; 3, Op. 39; and No.
4, Op. 54.
A limited number of tickets are
available at the offices of the Uni-
versity Musical Society in Burton Tow-
er. Tickets will also be on sale on the
night of the concert after 7:00 p.m. in
Hill Auditorium box office.
Design Committee of the Block "M"
Section of the Wolverine Club will hold
its weekly meeting today in Room 3-B
of the Michigan Union, between 3:00
and 5:00. All those who have signed up
for the committee are required to be
there. Anyone else interested in this
type of work is invited.
Hillel: Fri. evening services at 7:15
p.m., followed by speaker.
School House Hop, sponsored by the
School of Education. Fri., Nov. 12 from
9:00 p.m. - 12 a.m. at the University
Elementary School Gymnasium. Stag
or drag-25c per person-boy and girl
Wesleyan Guild. Fri., Nov. 12 "Turkey
Trot" couple dance in the lounge, 8:00
p.m. SOc a couple.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Can-
terbury Club, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 12,
Tennessee Williams' "SUMMER AND
ANN ARBOR'S Civic Theater is presenting
its second production of the season, Sum-
mer and Smoke, throughtomorrow. This was
Williams' first play after his award-winning
A Streetcar Named Desire. It is nowhere near
as dramatic as Streetcar, trying to achieve its
impact by underwriting.
In last evening's production, it was mainly
through the performance of Ruth Livingston as
the heroine, that it was an effective play.
Alma Winemiller is a minister's daughter in a
small town about 50 years ago. The play deals
with this sensitive, poetic girl, hemmed in by
her minister-father and mentally-ill mother as
well as the cold outside world she is unable to
Livingston as the lonely Alma who keeps the
play together when the other actors have ap-
parently lost contact with their parts. Tom
Wallace as the young doctor, .while offering
good contrast to Alma, tended to exaggerate his
Both fathers in the play were weak, serving
only to enhance Miss Livingston's performance.
Lucille Talayco, Jackie Hall and Harriet Ben-
nett Hamme were fine in lesser roles.
This is not an easy play for production even
though there is only one setting. The 13
scenes tend to make the play choppy and while
speedy changes were made, the lags were oft-
en too long. The final scene when Alma takes
up with a stranger was done a little too fast
so that her change was questionable.
Ted Heusel's direction was steady, giving
enough emphasis to Alma's fanciful world and
not make it too dream-like. The fast-paced
ending leaves much to be desired, however, and
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