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Sixty-Sixth Yea,

"Now Are There Any Questions?"


ials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers or
the editors. This must be noted in all reprints.


Sibelius' 2nd Symphony
Outshines Other Works
THE ENGLISH TEMPERAMENT loves Sibelius. This fact was
demonstrated last night in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's con-
cert as it was earlier in the year by the London Philharmonia.
Sibelius' Second Symphony was the undisputed high point of the



Y, FEBRUARY 23, 1956


orm ntegrationShould Conform
To Students' Wishes

SGC'S HUMAN Relations Board has proposed
that the Residence Halls Board of Gover-
nors declare race and religion {"irrelevant cri-
teria" in the selection of freshmen roommates
unless specifically mentioned by the student.
Their approach to the problem is generally a
sound one, and the attention the Board is giv-
ing the problem is admirable.
The. present arrangement leaves much to be
desired, though it is not easy to define just
what the present arrangement is. Roommate
assignment among men is handled by indi-
vidual housemothers,-with policy, differing ac-
cordingly. ,Among women, assignments are
made by the Dean of Women's office.
In both cases, however, there is much evi-
dence that many of those responsible use race
and religion as considerations in assigning
roommates to freshmen. The practice is de-
scribed as either "facilitation of adjustment"
or "segregation," depending on one's point of
Integration of roommates, as the Human Re-
lations Board points out, would have the posi-
tive effects of providing a "broader educational
experience," 'of eliminating "psychological in-
jury" to those who feel discriminated against,
and of breaking down racial prejudices based
on ignorance and lack of contact. It would
also end one of the few grounds for suggesting
that the University condones discrimination of
any kind.
The defense of the present pairing of room-
mates is readily told to all who criticize the
present system. The freshman year, we are
assured, is one of difficult transition to college
life. Everything possible is to be done to keeps
things running smoothly for the newcomers,
and much effort is expended to put freshmen
together who have common interests, smoking
and sleeping habits and, of course, race and
After the freshman year, or even after the
first semester (though it seldom happens then),
students with a desire to room with anyone they
please usuaUy have their wishes complied with.
Incoming men are asked on application forms
if they would prefer to room with a member
of a different race or religon, and women are
asked for general roommate preferences. Pre-
sumably their wishes are complied with, unless
there is serious parental opposition. Though
other questions and enclosed pictures can re-
veal race and religion, these specific questions
are not asked on the women's application form,
nor is race asked on the men's application.
ON THE SURFACE then it would seem that
O those assigning roommates serve only an
intermediary- function, carrying out the stu-
dents' personal preferences as expressed on the
application form. This is an admirable goal.
The question is how well those preferences are
being determined and what assumptions are
being made when they are undetermined.
Few would argue that those who have a real
objection should be forced to subject their
religious convictions or racial bias to the chal-
lenge presented by an "alien" roommate. It

would be carrying "human relations" too far
to provoke unfortunate incidents and unhappi-
ness by putting together two students, at least
one of whom has declared himself incompat-
ible with the other.
However the identity of students who)have
such objections may not be clearly revealed by
the present room application. Some freshmen
arp not so convinced of the positive desireabil-
ity of rooming with a member of another race
or religion that they would go out of their way
to request it on the present application forms.
Still, many of them would have no objection
whatsoever if they were placed (as many of
them assume they will be placed, allowing for
compatible interests and habits) just like any
other student-without respect to race or re-
Many see no necessity for being placed as
though, because they happen to be members
of a particular racial or religious group, their
freshman year would be traumatic unless placed
with another member of that group. They may
even resent the implications of such a place-
"ment, not only as it reflects o ntheir own capa-
city to accept others at face value, but as it
suggests that meibers of another racial or
religious group would have a traumatic fresh-
man year if placed with them.
The present application forms ask whether
the students have any preferences with respect
to the type if roommate they would like. It is
as though it never occurred to those who wrote
the questions that there are some people not so
conscious and concerned as they over a par-
ticular racial or religious background.
That background is important to the indi-
vidual students themselves, of course, but many
believe it has relevance mainly in their deal-
ings with themselves and their God and does
not necessarily affect their qualities as room-
mates. Their inner convictions or outer color
neither restrict nor greatly enhance their abili-
ty to form a smooth, quite possibly a friendly
relationship with a fellow human being.
WHO SUCH PEOPLE ARE could be easily
determined. It might be done through an
open-ended question on the room application,
stating that the University will not consider
race or religion as criteria unless requested to
do so by the student, or two questions could be
devised, oneasking whether a student objected
to rooming with someone of a different race or
religion, another asking if he would prefer such
an arrangement.
Those answering either question in the af-
firmative would apparently consider race and
religion "irrelevant criteria." Unless there is
serious parental dissent, those assigning room-
mates shoul dnot be so presumptuous as to
disregard the student's stated viewpoint.
The Residence Hall Governors have it in their
power to take a positive step toward integra-
tion and better understanding, while at the
same time achieving maximum conformity to
the wishes of the students concerned. They
should not throw away this opportunity.




f _

Asks Reserve Draft For Dads

Build Up eserves .. .
To the Editor:
IN REFUTING Wednesday's let-
ter to the editor by Robert B.
Patrick, '58E, criticising and con-
demning Mr. Dick Halloran's state-
ment "The Presidential order re-
vising current selective service
regulations to exempt fathers from
the draft is unfair, inconsistent
and undemocratic," I would like
to suggest that the amount of men,
single or married, who have not
incurred financial hardships from
military service is probably quite
small. This is true, especially, now
that the educational benefits are
no longer available to those men
who have been in the armed
Under the present statutes, even
the men who have served on ac-
tive duty are required to spend
from four to seven and a half years
in the reserve forces upon their
return to civilian life, and in view
of this, I would like to offer the
following suggestion.
Since the present aims of the
United States Army are to build
up its reserve strength, I sincere-
ly believe that those men who are
affected by the new Presidential
order revising current selective
service regulations to exempt fa-
thers for the draft should be re-
quired to, at least, enlist in the
reserves. As long as there will'
always be a conflict between those
who will have to serve and those
who are trying to avoid it by "pure
chance of their personal lives," I
think that the above may be one
solution which is able to reconcile
both views.
-Joseph A. Aponte, '57
Is Speed Law Good? .. .
To the Editor:
ONE cannot argue with the logic
of Mr. Snyder's editorial be-
cause there isn't any. The sen-
sationalistic effort to use anoth-

er's misfortunes to push his own
personal views on traffic regula-
tions is deplorable.
From Mr. Snyder's editorial
alone one would conclude that the
unhappy Vern had acquired a
string of tickets before the in-
flexible speed law went into ef-
fect. His license could have been
removed as easily for a violation
of a reasonable speed law as for
an inflexible one.
As pointed out in the editorial,
more horse power requires more
brain power and a greater sense
of responsibility behind the wheel.
Surely one does not increase re-
sponsibility or brain power by re-
moving the need to think. Under
the old speed limit a driver was
supposed to drive at a safe speed,
which required occasional thought.
It is now only necessary to look at
the speedometer, without regard
to such legally superfluous factors
as road or weather conditions, or
It is of course early to make any
real conclusions, but it is interest-
ing to note that while last Febru-
ary there were two traffic fatali-
ties in Washtenaw county, there
have already been this month,
under the, inflexible speed law,
seven fatalities.
-J. P. Benkard, Grad.
Re: W ardrops
(EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the com1-
plete statement oftProf. and Mrs.
Slosson concerning the suspension of
the Wardrop twins from the Michigan
swimming team.)
To the Editor:
This letter is written not to
continue an unpleasant controver-
sy, but in the hope of ending one.
We are both close friends of Jack
and Bert Wardrop, who have been
guests in our home since Septem-
ber. We are deeply solicitous for
the credit of the University, one
of us an alumna, the other a pro-

fessor. serious damage has al-
ready been done to the good name
of Michigan, both at home and
abroad, by the circulation of false,
exaggerated, or one-sided rumors
about the case. The Wardrops
themselves have steadily refused
to make any public statement in
their own behalf, preferring to be
misjudged rather than stir up dis-
cussion which might not redound
to the advantage of the Universi-
As we can personally testify,
they have refused interviews re-
quested by leading newspapers,
magazines of national circulation,
and by British publications as well.
All these offered to present the
reasons the boys have for the ac-
tion which they felt it best to take.
The Wardrops have not presented
the medical evidence which, to our
knowledge, is in their hands, which
would prove that on the occasion
of the meet Jack was not in a
physical condition to do his best
We understand this reticence
because we spent years in British
universities, and we wish to as-
sure the many friends of the
Wardrops, both here and abroad,
that they are fine exemplars of
the high ideals of. British sports-
manship-one of which forbids
personal controversy. They have
brought much welcome fame to
Michigan athletics as guest stars
from a friendly country. But the
contribution to the University of
their high scholarship and fine
character can be even greater.
They have not requested us to
make this, or any, statement, nor
have they authorized it.
We do this solely on our own
Very sincerely,
Preston Slosson,
Professor of History
Lucy Slosson,
M.A., Mich. '32

evening. The last movements of th
melodies, exhibited the orches-
tra's most forceful playing. In these
lines the violins produced their
fullest and best sound.
The difficult pizzacato sections
for the cellos in the second move-
ment were, executed with great
clarity and precision.
* * *
AN ORCHESTRA'S reputation
cannot rest on its interpretations
of the works of one composer. The
other portions of the concert
showed that/ the orchestra is only
second rate. Although all the notes
were there and were played in tune
with good taste, ohe thing was.
missing. This element that dis-
tracted so greatly was "spark."
That illusive something that gives
a concert life and zest was missing
from everything but the Sibelius
The "Park" section of the "New
York Profiles" suite by Norman
Dello Voio captured for a moment
that life which was npt found in
the other works. The other move-
ments of the work didn't come off
the way they should have.
* * *
SO MUCH GOOD Mozart has
been heard this year that it takes
a really outstanding performance
to make any impression. The two
Mozart numbers performed last
night-the overture to "Idomeneo"
and the "A major Symphony,
Number 29" did not meet the
standard set by other performances
of Mozart works this year. Both
compositions seemed to drag. Al-
though excellent dynamics and in-
tonation were displayed the re-
strained tempos caused the work
to be unimpressive.
A lack of precision in the strings
was also noticable in the overture.
The fact that this was the opening
work might explain this defect.
The encore, a Minuet by Handel
was such a let down that it almost
completely erased the impression
made by the Sibelius Symphony.
-Bruce Jacobson
Jane' Has
Good SeriPt
WHEN A classic of English lit-
erature is fed into the Holly-
wood movie-making machine, what
comes out the other end is often
not very inspiring.
As a rule what emerges is only
a wild jumble of loud, noisy, and
hyper-sensational scenes - with
scant if any attention to the more
subtle or more meaningful aspects
of the story. The final product, in
the spite of the sound materials
that may have gone into it, turns
out full of defects.
"Jane Eyre," playing a one-night
stand tonight at the Architecture
Auditorium, is an exception to this
rule. The final product shows
some pretty good workmanship.
The credit here belongs mainly to
Aldous Huxley, Robert Stevenson,
and Richard Houseman, who col-
laborated on the script.
NONE OF the details-no matter
how gory-of Emily Bronte's fam-
ous tale have escaped the collec-
tive pen of these three gentlemen,
yet at the same time they have
managed to preserve the essential
tenderness and truth of the story.
The blood and thunder are still
there, but along with it is a rather
clear and moving depiction of
Joan Fontaine, who is cast as
Jane, turns in an admirable per-

formance. As the governess who
falls in love with the father of the
child she is tutoring, she is re-
strained, poised and perfect.
AS EDWARD Rochester, the
strange and tortured soul whom
Jane loves, Orson Welles is suf-
ficiently fierce. His eyes flash, his
arms wave majestically, and he is
extremely dashing as he gallops
to and fro across the wild and
windblown English moors.
There is some excellent camera
work in this film. The shots of
the moors at night, and the mam-
moth old English manor houses
are particularly good in creating
and sustaining the mood of the,
-Phil Breen
New Books at Library
Avery, Ira-The Five Fathers of
Pepi; N.Y., Bobbs-Merrill, 1955.
Camus, Albert - The Myth of
Sisyphus and Other Essays; N.Y.,
A 1--.-C 1 Ur


(Continued from Page 3)
dide, Trifluoromethyi Cyanide and
Trifluoromethyi sulfurpentafluoride,"
Thurs., Feb. 23, 3003 Chemistry Bldg.
at 3:00 p.m. Chairman, L. o. Brockway.
Events Today
Caribbean Travelogue, motion pictures
in natural color, tonight, 8:30 p.m.,
Hill Auditorium, second in the series of
Burton Holmes Travelogues offered by
the University Oratorical Association.
Tickets on sale today 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
in the Auditorim box office.
Placement Notices
The Following Schools wiii have repre-
sentatives at the Bureau of Appoint-
ments to interview candidates for teach-
ing positions.
Tues., Feb. 28:
Grosse Pointe, Michigan - Teacher
Needs: Elementary (kindergarten to
6th grade); Elementary Music; Special
Education (Reading Coordinator;School
Psychologist, Speech Correction); High
School English; Foreign Language; Math
(Algebra/Geometry); Science (Chem.)
Lansing, Michigan - Teacher Needs:
All fields.
Wed., Feb. 29:
Mattle Creek, Michigan (Lakeview
Cons. School) - Teacher needs: Ele-
mentary; Elementary Librarian;sJunior
High Boys Phys. Ed.; Math/Science;
High School Arts/Crafts; Homemaking;
Social Science/English; Math.
Elizabeth, New Jersey-Teacher needs:
All fields.
Thurs., March 1:
Southfield Township (Detroit) Mich.
-Teacher needs: Elementary (Kinder-
garten to 6th grade).
South Redford, (Detroit) Michigan --
Teacher needs: Elementary; Elementary
Music; Physical Ed.; Art; Librarian;
High SchoolC Core; Math; Science; Cur-
riculum Coordinator; Music; Commer-
cial; Industrial Arts; Driver Ed.; Girls
Phys. Ed.
Mount Clemens, Michigan (L'Anse
Creuse)-Teacher needs: Elementary;
High School English; Math; Chemistry;
Physics; Social Studies.
Crystal Falls, Mich.-Teacher needs:
Fourth Grade; Boys Phys. Ed.
Fri., March 2:
Bay City, Michigan-Teacher needs:
Elementary; High School Math; English;
Science; Boys Phys. Ed; Girls Phys Ed;
For additional informatiV and ap-
pointments please call the Bureau of
Appointments, 3528 Administration Bldg.
NO 3-1511, Ext. 489.
There will be a meeting of the Sum-
mer Placement Service in Room 3G,
Michigan Union, on February 23, from
1 to 4:45 p.m. Anyone interested in
summer employment is welcome. Jobs
range from all types of Business to
Camps and Resorts.
Camp Hancock, Fossil, Oregon, wants
male Counselors who are studying
Geology, Paleontology, etc.. to lead
groups of boys 12-16 in digging fossils.
Wright Aeronautical Div., Curtiss-
Wright Corp., Wood-Ridge, N. J., has
summer openings for Engineering stu-
dents, a few for Physics, Chemistry, and
Math. Requires personal interview be-
fore April 15.
The Belfry Players of Williams Ba,
Wisconsin, are now accepting applica-
tions of resident actors. There are
some scholarships. Applications should
be in by April 5.
For further information on the above
contact the Bureau of Appointments,
3528 Administration Bldg., Ext. 2614.
Representatives from the following
will be here to interview for summer
fobs in Room 3G Michigan Union, from
1-4:45 p.m.
Thurs., Feb. 23:
Mr. Charles Kaufman, Camp Director,
Tau Beta Community House, Ham
tramck, Mich. will interview for male
and female Counselors.
Mr. Lewis Schulman, Director, Camp
Sea-Gull, Charlevoix, Mich., will inter-
view for male and female Counselors.
Mr. Paul Hunsicker, Director, Camp
Arbutus, Birmingham, Mich., will inter-
view for female Counselors.
Mr. Gold, Director, Camp Farband,
Chelsea, Mich., will interview for male
and female Councelors-General, Arts
and Crafts, Athletics, Dramatics, Scout-
Mrs. Barbara Lide, Field Director,
Camp Cedar Lake Waterloo Recreation
Area, Chelsea, Mich., will interview for
women Counselors.
Mr. Richard Molby, Jr, Assistant
Director of Camping, Detroit Boy Scout
Council, will interview for Counselors.
Mr. Sidney Weiner, Div. Supervisor,
The Easterling Company, Ann Arbor,
Mich., will interview for Salesmen.
Russell Kelly Office Service, Detroit,
Mich, wll iteriew ome forTyp

Mich., will interview women for Typ-
ists, Stenographers, General Office
Clerks to work in offices of Detroit
firms for the summer.
Representatives from the following
will be at the Bureau of Appointments:
Mon., Tues., Feb. 27, 28:
General Electric Co., Schenectady, N.
Y.-men in LS&A, Journalism, Advertis-
ing, Marketing, and BusAd for Advertis-
ing and Public Relations. There are also
some openings for women.
Tues., Feb. 28:
Carnation Co., Los Angeles, Calif.-
men for Management Training, Sales,
Manufacturing, and Office Manage-
ment. Positions are located throughout
* Connecticut General life Insurance
Co., Hartford, Conn.-men in LS&Aand
BusAd for Management Training in
Administrative, Technical and Sales po-
sitions. Off ices throughout U.S.. Can-

work, with their sweeping lyric




Lr The Mature Stu mbler


LIMBING a strange and forbidding moun-
tain can be a ifficult experience for some-
one who has neve tried it before. A more ex-
perienced mountain climber who wants to help
the novice could do it in one of three ways:
One, he could take him up himself, carrying
most of the burden of decision.
Two, he could point out various paths and
alternatives which the new climber might try,
at the same time cautioning him against un-
seen dangers.
Or, three, he could do nothing at all, letting
the newcomer work out his own solution.
Mountain climbing and getting a college edu-
cation, admittedly, dof't have too much in
common. But this analogy can be used to point
up the particular problem of student counsel-
ing which from time to time raises so much
As in the mountain climbing situation, the
University has three alternatives concerning the
amount and form'of counseling it will give its
students. It can assign personal guides to the
freshmen, carrying them along through diffi-
culties to graduation, it can assign counselors
who "counsel" but do no more-that is, who
point out various alternatives and advise to the
best method of progress. Or they can leave
the whole matter up to the student himself.
TN THE LITERARY college, the resulting sys-
tem doesn't fall into any of these groups.
The philosophy seems to be that too much
guidance, that is, tutelege instead of guidance,

hurts the intellectual development of the indi-
vidual. At least, it is felt, not enough is left
to his personal maturity.
The other extreme seems to be denied as
well. The student should have some counseling,
the College says.
But, unfortunately, no happy medium is
reached between the two ends. Whereas the
student is not left completely-to himself, neith-
er is he given much in the way of counseling.
Time requirements seem to limit individual
guidance to a mere formal status, allowing for
rules and regulations to be presented to the
student; and then final approval of elections.
However the student's decisions are rarely
questioned. Although individual counselors
vary, rarely do they assume the complex prob-
lem of giving meaning and unity to a student's
curriculum, nor will the student expect them to
resolve choice conflicts between two possibili-
Under the system now in operation in the
Literary college, the entire counseling process
at times seems meaningless. It would be easier
to allow the student to sign his own election
Maturity is an important ingredient of col-
lege training, and the University should en-
courage it wherever it can, but not at the
risk of what often are misguided errors.
Whereas some students manage wisely
through word of mouth counseling and direc-
tion, others can be just as easily misdirected.
Too much is left to chance. The experienced
people who could save some of this turmoil

Award Show Produces Confusion.

Daily Television Writer
WE HAVE once again reachedi
that time of the year which
is set aside as "award time."
The first of the series of award
shows to be presented on televi-
sion was seen last Saturday night
under the title of "Academy Award
A score of Hollywood personali-
ties were on hand to act as hosts
and hostesses and they fumbled
throughout the entire ninety min-
utes of "suspense and excitement."
There is even more red tape
involved in presenting an award
show than is necessary in select-
ing a rescuer for "The Big Sur-
1L'V Q P t1 A YT *...... .,,7M.,,.l

editor who the winners are and
he prepares a "secret reel."
In charge of the "secret reel"
for Saturday's telecast was Bill
Horrnbeck, who was bonded for
the occasion. This is a very im-
portant fact and it was mentioned
many times.
Some of the stars became con-
fused and called the "secret reel"
the "silent reel" or the "quiet
reel." But this is all right for
everyone must be confused during
an award show.
the recipients come up to the stage
and accept the awards. In the
case of a nomination show the re-
cipients come up to the stage and
sign their names on the "tote
board" which includes the various
categories in which awards are to

music and other lesser-known
members of the motion picture in-
dustry were on hand to personally
sign their names.
On an award show televiewers
get a chance to see the movie stars
introduce the award winners. This
gives the public a chance to see
just how un-professional most of
them appear when seen off the
Cinemascope screens.
* * *
WHEN THESE stars act in the
movies they only have to say a
few lines at a time which are all
rehearsed very carefully. But when
they are appearing on live TV they
have to read from a TelePrompter
and occasionally are forced to ad
lib a line or two.
Most of them stumble over the
lines which are before them and
then become completely flustered

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