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H ilde Gueden Sings;
Youth Chorus Charms
HILDE GUEDEN, one of the loveliest and most versatile lyric so-
pranos singing today, captivated a highly responsive audience in
yesterday afternoon's concert.
Miss Gueden had three numbers on her program: two Mozart
arias with violin obbligato; one from the early opera II Re Pastore,
and the other, a concert aria "Non temer amato bene" (K. 490); and
R. Strauss' aria for Zerbinetta from Ariadne.
T* * *
THE FIRST MOZART aria is a pensive, idyllic one and here, the


Student Government
Disappears at UCLA

STUDENT GOVERNMENT at the University
of California at Los Angeles has been in
effect but not in theory abolished by the recent
actions of that university's administration.
Recently the Student Legislative Council of
the Associated Students of UCLA voted for a
second time not to put into effect a directive
issued by the UCLA administration.
As a result the administration took over con-
t iol of an ensuing student body election.
HIS ACTION of the administration was the
he culmination of three weeks-of discussion
in search of a compromise which would satisfy
both the ASUCLA and the university admin-
The conflict between the two bodies came
into the open on an issue which involved the
question of student representation on the coun-
cil. The administrations' directive asked for
three representatives, the SLC wanted four.
The major objection of the council was that
the directive created several offiees which
change part of the student body constitution
without allowing the student body to vote on
the issue.
The SLC decision to ignore the order passed
by an 8-7 vote which was broken by the'
ASUCLA president Irv Drasin. Of the seven
who voted to accept the directive, three were
faculty and administration representatives. All
seven who voted to refuse the directive were
student representatives.
O NE REPRESENTATIVE of the Student Leg-
islative Council promptly resigned. The
council then passed a resolution to institute
a referendum to put the final question of ac-
ceptance or rejection of the. directive to the
student body. Possibly the SLC 'will be unable
to get funds for the all campus referendum
because it's own finance board is composed of

three student members and four adults under
the domination of the administration.
Following the Student Legislative Council
vote, ASUCLA president Irv Drasin was sus-
pended from all student activities for the re-
mainder of the semester by the Faculty-Ad-
ministrative Committee on Student Conduct for
"conduct not to the best interest of the univer-
sity." Marty Sklar, the former editor of The
Daily Bruin, the student newspaper at UCLA,
was also barred from participating in further
student activities for supporting Drasin.
THERE IS little hope for the renewal of a
self-governing Student Legislative Council
at UCLA. Those responsible for student pre-
rogatives have usurped those prerogatives by
force. The administration has been overbearing
in its influence on the student newspaper and
the Student Legislative Council,
It should be pointed out that responsible
student government rests on wise university
administration. But, as free citizens, students
must have the right to organize, elect repre-
sentatives, and publish opinion. This right has
been flagrantly appropriated by the UCLA ad-
Conceivably, the Student Legislative Council
had made mistakes, but the administration
should be condemned for imposing arbitrary
SUCH IS THE nature of the governing of
students. Being a function of both the ad-
ministration and the students themselves, its
dual charagter is its greatest weakness. A strong
administration can easily miss the distinction
between co-operation and control, and when it
does, it has deprived the students of the educa-
tion gained by taking responsibility that they
will need in later life upon themselves now.

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orchestra tended to drown out the s
form, and she sang with melting
ton e.
In the concert aria, sometimes
inserted in the opera Idomeneo,
she was in full command, singing
with much bravura fire; phrasing
confidently and hitting the high
notes squarely. As an encore, she
sang the "Alleluia" from the can-
tata Exultate Jubilate with magni-
ficent fioritura. The orchestra
sometimes veered from the pace
she was setting, but still, she
seemed the bodily incarnation of
The aria from Ariadne demands
superhuman abilities: but Miss
Gueden, a match for all its vocal
gymnastics, delivered a tour de
force of ironic wit, insouciant
Viennese charm and musical
* * *
tival Youth Chorus sang a group
of Robert Schumann songs. The
chief attraction of their perform-
ance (and this is no small thing)
was their beguiling tone and re-
freshingly simple delivery. One
was impressed not so much by
their group discipline, but the in-
dividuality one felt in the mem-
bers of the chorus, and their in-
fectious love for singing. After
Miss Gueden, one felt that there
was no iAore to Music; but the
chorus, singing with nursery rhyme
directness moved everyone, per-
haps even more deeply.


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Middle East Cease Fire

TITED NATION'S Secretary-General Dag
Hammarskjold deserves praise for his ef-
fords in gaining cease fire agreements between
Israel on the one side and Egypt, Syria, Leba-
non and Jordan on the other.
His mission, requested by the Security
Council April 4, was not an easy one to fulfill.
Tension between the Arab states and Israel is
based on many deep rooted factors, but the
numerous border clashes were a major problem
that could quickly precipitate another world
Thus, Hammarskjold's success in obtaining
"unconditional observance of a cease-fiire" can
well serve as a soothing balm to both the hot
Arab-Israeli dispute an dthe jittery world con-
cern in the Middle East.
BUT UNITED NATION'S efforts should not
stop with a new cease-fire arrangement. One
was badly needed, but at best it is only a tem-
porary settlement to a very complex issue. The
United Nations has the further responsibility
to secure a lasting peace in the Middle East.
Even the cease-fire agreements have a dang-
erous loophole in them. They are important
because each of the five countries have given
their word to the United Nations and the world
that they will observe the agreements. One
reservation, however, was allowed them-they
may fight in self-defense. This seems logical
enough, but the question arises-who is to
determine the aggressor? Even the North

Koreans claimed their war was in self-defense,
and nations have never been able to agree
just exactly what constitutes aggression.
If this cease-fire arrangement is going to
endure, the United Nations must exert every
effort to solve the problems behind the Arab-
Israeli dispute. An aggressive Israel is a more
potent threat to the Arab states than is Com-
munism. To assure both sides against pos-
sible aggression, the United Nations may have
to guarantee Arab-Israeli boundaries by perm-
anently patrolling them, at least until the re-
maining grievances are alleviated..
THE ARAB REFUGEE problem and the eco-
nomic sanctions against Israel are of serious
consequence in this economically underdevel-
oped and struggling area. At present the prob-
lem is so clouded by emotional arguments tb
solution is near impossibility. Economic aid
from the UN to both sides is an immediate
necessity while final solution may come after
time has allowed tempers to cool.
Faced with the possibility that a Middle
East war may develop quickly into a third
,world war between West and East, the United
Nations must not rest on the laurels of its suc-
cess in negotiating the cease-fire agreements,
but it must, and is obligated to seek permanent
solution to the problems in Arab-Israeli re-
lations that made a cease-fire arrangement

THE Joint Chiefs of Staff have
been bickering so much over the
defense budget that President Ei-
senhower summoned them to the
White House for the first time in
two months.
The battle was over cutting up
the defense dollar, with Gen Max-
well Taylor, the Army Chief of
Staff, grumbling against Secretary
of Defense Wilson's plan to in-
crease the Air Force at the expense
of the Army. The grumbling
reached such a point that Wilson
finally complained to Eisenhower
that the Joint Chiefs were not co-
Eisenhower, who used to have
quite a bit to do with the Army,
promptly summoned the Joint
Chiefs to the White House, gave
them a pep talk and a lecture,
urged them to pull together as a
"Iwant you to know,," he said,
"that my door is always open if
you have any problems.
THE PRESIDENT then brought
up the question of the medium-
range guided missile, and asked
General Taylor, who once served
under Ike in Germany, what plans
the Army had for it. Taylor did
not seem too well prepared, spoke
in generalities.

Then the President turned to
Gen. Nathan Twining, Air Force
Chief of Staff, who produced a
map of detailed plans for installing
the medium-range guided missile
at U.S. bases overseas in a care-
fully arranged pattern around the
edge of the iron curtain.
General Twining was so lucid
and clear in his explanation and
out-talked Taylor so effectively
that the President agreed with the
air force plan.
Afterward, General Taylor went
back to the Pentagon and cussed
out his Army subordinates for not
giving him a better briefing.
* * *
BRAZIL IS the best friend the
U.S.A. has in South America. De-
spite that, the White House did not
bother to give the vice president of
Brazil one of the many private air-
planes kept by the White House,
Secretary Dulles, and the Pentagon
to fly cabinet officers, brass hats
and their wives to various parts of
the U.S.A. and the world.
Instead, Vice President Joao
chugged from Washington to the
King ranch in Texas in a slowpoke
DC-3 supplied by Braniff Airlines.
The trip took 10 hours-about half
as long as a flight to Brazil.
In contrast, the Canadian Gov-
ernment is sending a plush plane

to Detroit to pick up the Vice
President for a trip to Ottawa, then
by Canadian plane to New York.
big cattle rancher in Rio Grande
Do Sul in Southern Brazil, is not
only visiting the King ranch, but
stopping off to see Mayor Bartle
of Kansas City at the Hotel Mueh-
lebach; will also visit Dr. Wallace
Graham, Truman's physician in
Kansas City; and in Detroit will
confer with both Henry Ford and
Walter Reuther, head of United
Auto Workers.
The Vice President is head of
the labor party in Brazil and was
Secretary of Labor under the late
President Vargas. He is an inti-
mate friend of Oswald Aranha,
ex-ambassador to the U.S.A. and
ex-foreign minister of Brazil. In
visiting various parts of the U.S.A.
from Texas to Detroit, Goulart is
following Aranha's, advice to get
away from the folderol of Wash-
* * *
CONGRESSMAN Frances Walter,
veteran Pennsylvania Democrat
and co-author of the Walter-Mc-
Carran act, has been criticized in
some circles for being against
(Copyright, 1956, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)


Dynamic Detroit No TV Dynamo

FINALLY, THE orchestra played
a Concerto by the contemporary
Swiss composer Von Einem. It is
a busy work of sundry ingredients
(from Maher to Duke Ellington),
and the orchestra's performance
held one's attention. The Phila-
delphia Orchestra IS a magnifi-
cent organization as an instru-
mental unit, even if one can men-
tion sections of other orchestras
that can match or even surpass
the various parts of the Phila-
delphia Orchestra.
-A. Tsugawa
The 'Suit'
Is Too Long
REGORY PECK and a few oth-
ers keep "The Man in the Gray
Flannel Suit" from turning into a
celluloid sleeping pill. Although
there are some nice things in the
film, it is two and a half hours
long and grossly overburdened
with plot. The thing is a bit of
a drag.
Based on the Sloan Wilson best-
seller, the film tells the story of
Tom Rath, one of many New
York executives who wear them-
selves out each day in the blusi-
ness rat race and then commute
home to suburban Connecticut.
Rath earns his keep with a big
radio network, and from this
comes the Big Problem about
maintaining integrity in the dog-
eat-dog world of Big Business.
.HE'S GOT WORSE troubles at
home with his wife, though, so
here comes another plot. It seems
that while winning World War II,
he met a comely Italian girl and
fell in momentary love. What is
worse, or perhaps better, she be-
came pregnant and he went home
to storied Connecticut and the
8:23 Commuter's Special. The le-
gal Mrs. Rath gets rather an-
noyed when she hears the news.
Then there is Tom Rath's very
rich boss who has troubles ga-
lore with his wife, his daughters-
an eighteen year old Zsa Zsa-
and his heart condition. The mes-
sage herein is, "Don't sell your
soul to business, Tom Rath, but
stick with your lovig family and
happy home."
Another plot worms its way into
the happy home department, en-
forcing the theme of honesty, but
this one serves no real purpose but
to create dramatic urgency for
awhile. It has to do with an old
geezer who contests a will favor-
ing Mr. and Mrs. Rath.
* * *
AFTER AWHILE it becomes
clear that the film is not able to
handle all this razz-matazz with-
out becoming a wee bit boring.
But Peck's performance saves the
As Tom Rath, he brings a high
degree of knowing interpretation
to a role which could have been
dull, thus keeping the film alive
and the audience awake. Fredrick
March, as the boss, and Lee J.
Cobb, as a kindly judge, helps, too,
but Jennifer Jone's' neurotic por-
trayal of the long-suffering wife

without a doubt that he is
one of the greatest violinists alive
today in his May Festival perform-
ance last night. His presentation
of the Brahm's "Concerto in D
major for ,violin and orchestra"
was absolutely beautiful. In the
opening movements he achieved a
wonderfully supple quality in the
singing lines. The double stops
which are called for in the move-
ment were performed with ease
and perfect intonation. Good tone
quality was especially noticable in
the long sustained passages.
In the cadenza near the end of
the first movement, Mr. Frances-
catti gave his greatest virtuosic
display of the evening. The caden-
za stressed double stop playing but
also demanded much rapid tech-
nique which Francescatti fairly
breezed through.
In the succeeding two move-
ments of the work Francescatti
demonstrated the same skill and
precision which he demonstrated
earlier in the evening. One 'was
impressed with the exacting qual-
ity of the entire performance.
* * *
THE Philadelphia Orchestra un-
der Eugene Ormandy did an ex-
ceptionally fine job of accom-
paning the soloist. It never over-
shadowed the solo line, something
which is very easily done in Hill
Auditorium. The points where the
violinist stopped and the orchestra
picked up the line which he had
been playing were very smooth.
In fact, the orchestra matched the
tone quality and style of the solo-
ist so perfectly that hardly any
change was noticeable.
Mr. Ormandy conducted the con-
certo without a score, a practice
that could prove disastrous. How-
ever, last night it simply proved
further that Eugene Ormandy is
one of the world's finest conduc-
tors. This was indeed an achieve-
ment worthy of merit.
The French love of the wood-
wind color provided that section
with many opportunities to dem-
onstrate its skill in Bizet's "Sym-
phony No. 1 in C major." This
piece, which is imbued with typical
French dance music from start to
finish, demands much of the wood-
winds. The oboe has a particularly
demanding role to play in the
course of the work. Last night's


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-Bruce Jacobson




Overdu e Book Notices

WITH THE PLANS for the new undergrad-
uate library in full swing, it is time for
library personnel to reconsider the present sys-
tem of checking on late, misplaced, and lost
books. Before another library starts operation,
this confusing system should be revised.
Many times students have complained that
they receive cards from the library stating that
credits will be withheld unless a certain book
is returned, or that a book taken out is long
Editorial Staff
DAVE BAAD, Managing Editor
Editorial Director City Editor
DEBRA DURCHSLAG ................ Magazine Editor
DAVID KAPLAN ...................... Feature Editor
JANE HOWARD...................... Associate Editor
LOUISE TYOR ........................Associate Editor
PHIL DOUGLIS................. Sports Editor
ALAN EISENBkRG ............ Associate Sports Editor
JACK HORWTIZ .............Associate Sports Editor
MARY HELLTHALER .......... .. Women's Editor
ELAINE EDMONDS ......... Associate Women's Editor
JOHN HIRTZEL............. Chief Photographer
Business Staff
DICK ALSTROM .................. Business Manager
BOB ILGENFRITZ ...... Associate Business Manager

overdue. They then go to the library to try to
explain that they had returned the books long
ago, or had renewed it.
The situation has arisen more than a few
times where the librarian in charge has no
record of the book being charged out to the
complaintant at all, nor can she find any
reason why the student received such a card.
Further, there are cases where the student is
told that everything is all right by one librar-
ian, yet within a few days receives another card
accusing him of the same thing he had been
dismissed for previously.
THIS IS NEEDLESS. If, because of the size
of the library, it is impossible to keep an
accurate check of the books, it is understand-
able. But what cannot be understood is the
reason for the complete ignorance of the reasons
concerning the notification by the librarians in
charge. Even if they are part-time help, they
should have a working knowledge of how the
system works and where to look to find out
why the student received a notification.
Some students, who receive several cards a
year, just shrug them off. They never hear from
the library again, nor are their credits with-
held as threatened by the card. Whether the
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Daily Television Writer
A WEEK AGO most of the coun-
try went on DST-Daylight
Savings Time.
In this area we stayed on DST-
Detroit Shallow Television.
Detroit's local television pro-
gramming is basically the shallow-
est of any television market in the
United States. The advent of Day-
light Savings Time in the major
TV production centers only exag-
gerates the inadequacies of cre-
ativeness and originality in De-
troit television.
* * *
television stations (WJBK-TV, a
CBS. affiliate, WWJ-TV, a NBC
affiliate and WXYZ-TV, an ABC
owned and operated station) serve
an area in which there are over
1,400,000 television receivers and
an estimated 5 million viewers.
This makes Detroit one of the
largest potential TV markets in
the United States.
WWJ-TV and WJBK-TV, the
two network affiliates, are not re-
quired to take all the programs
that the networks transmit. Yet
in Detroit both affiliates are 100%
network every night from- 6:30
p.m. to 10 p.m. Even though this
is the lazy way out it is satisfac-
tory for this is Class A time and
the viewers want to see the big
network programs. WXYZ-TV has
to take all the network shows that
ABC wants to be seen in Detroit, so
their local programming may be
hindered slightly.

mercials and station breaks, con-
tinues to present only 20 minutes
of live local television a night dur-
ing the period from 6:30 p.m. to
12:50 a.m. Fifteen minutes of news
a'nd five minutes of weather con-
stitute this station's creative and
original capacities in local night-
time television.
THE OTHER TWO and a half
hours after 10 p.m. on WJBK-TV
are filled with old time movies and
re-runs of old TV series.
At 10 p.m. on week days old TV
series are WJBK-TV's offering.
Mondays-"Passport To Danger,"
old spy series with Caesar Romero.
Tuesdays-"Man Called X," an-
other spy series with Barry Sulli-
van. This program is new to De-
troit viewers which shows some
Wednesdays-an old series titled
"Theater." Nobody knows where
these came from. Thursdays-"Ed-
die Cantor," complete with canned
laughter and Fridays-re-runs of
Racket Squad-you remember this
one-"more money is taken each
year by confidence men than by
gunmen and thugs with all their
AFTER the twenty minutes of
news and weather at 11 p.m.
WJBK-TV presents "Les Paul and
Mary Ford." Les and Mary have
made about 100 of these five min-
utehshows and they are seen 7
nights a week. So you can figure
out how long it takes for a show
to be repeated on this series.
Then the old time movie com-

posed to be facsimiles of act-
ual court cases. At least this is
an attempt towards creativeness.
"Michigan Outdoors," seen on
WWJ-TV at 10 p.m. on Thursdays
is a glorified news program.
AS ITS entries in the Detroit old
TV film series derby WWJ-TV is
presenting such outstanding re-
runs as "Dr. Judson's Secret
Journal," "Long John Silver,"
"Celebrity Playhouse," the ever-
popular "Fabian of Scotland
Yard," "The Whistler," "Confiden-
tial File," "Files of Jeffrey Jones"
and "Dark Encounter."
Add "Amos 'N' Andy," "Great
Gildersleeve" ad the "Late Show"
to this conglomeration of mystery
re-runs and you have WWJ-TV's
weekly 10 - 12 p.m. programs.
WWJ-TV also presents 15 min-
utes on news nightly at 11, but
does not have a separate weather
show. This differentiates it from
WJBK-TV's evening schedule.
Starting tomorrow night and
every week night thereafter until
Standard Time returns the "To-
night" show will be presented on
WWJ-TV from 12 Midnight to 1
a.m. However these will be the
films of the previous week's "To-
night" shows.
THE ONLY regular network
television program to originate
from Detroit since the coaxial
cable was completed was a show
starring Soupy Sales. Even today
he is Detroit's only television per-
sonality. This should demonstrate
the creativeness of Detroit tele-

to the
Oosterbaan's Offense.. .
To the Editor:
AN ARTICLE appeared in last
Sunday's Daily parroting the
official University attitude toward
Bennie Oosterbaan. That attitude
is, or at least seems to be, "Defend
him at all cost. Gloss over his
weaknesses and emphasize his
strong points, no matter how nebu-
lous or insignificant they are."
Much was made of the fact that
Oosterbaan emphasizes sportsman-
ship and that Michigan has a
proud reputation. But this proud
reputation applies only to our re-
cord of having winning teams. No
other schools consider us any more
sportsmanlike than anyone else.
It was also mentioned that
Oosterbaan takes defeat more gra-
ciously than- several oth'er Big Ten
coaches. Personally I don't care
what a losing coach says to report-
ers after a game. To me it is the
height of bad manners and poor
sportsmanship for reporters to
hound a coach whose team has just
lost a game.
What really counts is how the
coach and players handle them-
selves on the field. In four years
at Michigan I have seen .only one
really bad display of sportsman-
ship, and that was by our own
team against Ohio State last year.
Now let's forget this nonexistent
issue of sportsmanship and get to
the real issue. The accusation has
been made that Michigan's offense
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