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Sixty-Sixth Year
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily are written by members of The Daily staff
and represent the views of the writers only. This must be noted in all reprints.

TheBaggage Car Ahead

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Milstein Plays



.In Hill Concert
I ALLING for great technical prowess in order to be musicallyrex-
pressive, Nathan Milstein's performance last night was not as
technical even as he might have hoped.
Milstein warmed up the audience and his fingers for a program
which called on the performer to play a tour de force. The Sonata
in G minor by Tartini was a virtuoso piece, the piano providing har-
monic accompaniment, the violin technical feats.
Mr. Milstein's performance was certainly musical--having sweep,
but was uneven. There were no breaks between the movements.
and it attempted to be a grand gesture musically, using the ex-
tremes of the instrument.
IT IS always a pleasure to hear the seldom performed Bach par-
titas for solo violin. The Partita in D minor must be masterfully
performed or else becomes unintelligible to the listener. Mr. Mil
stein played the various movements of what actually is a dance

Does University Offer
Intellectual Challenge?

GROWING CONCERN that good students
are not being intellectually challenged has
been expressed by both students and faculty at
the University.
Assuming that a fairly large percentage of
the 20,000 students here came because they
wanted to be thus intellectually challenged,
it is essential that we discover whether or not
the University is stimulating them.
First let's look at the arguments which put
the blame largely on the student himself. Is it
socially unacceptable on the undergraduate
level these days to be an intellectual? And is
the typical midwesterner's level of sophistica-
tion high enough for him to have intellectual
experiences? Perhaps it is true that Ivy League
students want to be able to discuss the works
of Eliot at a party and University students do
If the fault rests with the individual then
the cure does also.
But supposing the fault rests with the Uni-
versity? There are certainly conditions here
which conceivably could be affecting intellec-
tual stimulation adversely.
INCREASED SIZE, and the fact that the
University is partially a state supported
school can have an obvious effect on how
liberal the liberal .education is. Large, imper-
sonal classrooms and state limitations tend to
develop a conservative, overly moralistic uni-
Also, students would probably be more en-
Nn Frills on Ne

ORE THAN 4,000 people went through the
new Ann Arbor High School Sunday, on
the first and only "public inspection" tour be-
fore the building is completed next spring.
Some of the people were taxpayers whose
money went into construction and furnishing
costs. They wanted to see if their money was
well spent and what they got for it. Most people
were satisfied although some complained about
the odd shape and manner of construction.
Some were high school students who wanted
to see what their new quarters would be like.
Others were parents who were sending their
children to school and still others were Univer-
sity students, faculty and townspeople.
As the crowds weaved their way through the
vast and airy corridors, the smell of new plas-
ter, unheated rooms and the feeling of spa-
ciousness pervaded quizzical and observing visi-
tors. Most people were amazed that there are
no "frills" to the building. The severe modern
lines eliminated wasted space and make use of
all the possible building area.
SPACIOUSNESS is attained by spreading the
building out. It takes a person more than
five minutes to walk from one end of the
building to the other. There is no cramped
feeling in the high ceilinged, many-windowed
rooms. Stairwells are no longer dingy shafts
for most are well lighted with floor to ceiling
The crafts shops with their skylights and
many windows are so constructed as to allow
maximum use of daylight. Such unique ele-
ments as a miniature house as high as the
room itself in the painting and decorating
shop and a. small apartment in the home eco-
nomics classroom enable students to put their
Knowledge to practical use immediately.
Classrooms have generally been constructed
with broad views from the window, instead of
facing the usual brick wall. High ceilings and
pastel colored interiors add to spaciousness and
eye-ease of the rooms.
THE PRESENT high school was built for an
enrollment of about 960 students. It is used
ay about 1,400 students. The new high school
is built for 1,800 students, a figure that is to be
reached around 1960. With space left for ex-
pansion (filling in partitions in the bicycle
colonnade and a floor above the home eco-
nomics section), the school can handle, albeit
a bit snugly, about 2,200 students. If enrollment
continues to increase, the school can handle
up to 2,600 students which would be crowded


thusiastic about their education if they attend-
ed more intellectually dynamic recitation class-
es. Shouldn't the University be more selective
in its choice of teaching fellows?
But, then, even if the instructor is good, the
University frowns on student-teacher relation-
ships outside the classroom. Yet it is this close
relationship which does so much to increase
intellectual interest in Ivy League schools.
The question has also been raised as to
whether freshman courses here merely over-
lap the level of achievement these freshmen
attained in high school, difficult accusation to
answer since students have attained such
diverse levels of achievement in high school.
EXACTLY WHICH of these factors, if any, is
causing the intellectual boredom of the bet-
ter student is not known. However, the fact
that the good student is bored is evidenced by
the number of people with exceptional capacity
who put most of their energies into extra-
curricular rather than academic activities.
To discuss this problem in more detail, a
conference entitled "Does the Literary College
Thwart Students' Intellectual Curiosity?" will
be held at 7:30 Thursday in the League.
With the great emphasis on education in our
contemporary society, these are vital and cer-
tainly pertinent questions. As members of the
Ann Arbor academic community, the respon-
sibility for participation in the forthcoming
conference falls on every conscientious student.
w High School
to say the least. With 2,600 students the situa-
tion would almost parallel the present student-
facilities relationship.
Although extra classrooms could be built,
there is no allowance for extensive expansion
in such important areas as the craft shops, the
library, the gymnasium and the pool. If the size
of enrollment becomes a problem, shifts would
probably have to be instituted in the entire
school day. Or action can be taken on a sug-
gestion to build another high school on the
northeast side of town. But that is off in the
future. Present facilities are adequate for the
next five years at least.
Looking out over the broad fields around the
school one has a pious hope that after the
school's football stadium is built and athletic
fields laid out that there will be some land left
over for an asphalt parking lot for both the
school and football fans.
On the whole Ann Arbor can be proud of its
new school. There is a feeling for sincere
functionalism in its construction and a feeling
of comfort in its decor. Such surroundings add
to the palatability of a high school education
and keep more students in school. The expan-
sion problems can be met when they arise, but
the fact remains that planning for expansion in
a decade or more is a difficult thing. This gen-
eration at least will echo the comment of one
coed who said "It'll probably take weeks to
find our way in that maze, but it's a dream."
-DAVID KAPLAN, Feature Editor ,
World Mourns
Sherwood's Death
TODAY the world mourns the passing of Rob-
ert E. Sherwood, noted author, playwright
and journalist, claimed yesterday by a sudden
heart attack.
. At 59 Sherwood hardly seemed to have cli-
maxed his brilliant career. Author of "Abe
Lincoln in Illinois," "There Shall Be No Night"
and other distinguished dramas, he excelled in
a variety of interests. Politics connected him
closely with the late President Franklin D.
The Pulitzer prizes Sherwood won were well
deserved, as was the national acclaim which
will undoubtedly prove posthumous. Whether
or not survivors agree with his 'political beliefs,
Sherwood must be credited and will long be
remembered for his contributions to American
letters. -.H.

A dlaiOrganizes Campaign v

his hat into the ring for
the Democratic nomination today
comes after some extremely care-
ful thought and preparation. He
has talked to all sorts of friends,
already built up a smooth-working
organization. His approach is com-
pletely opposite to his semi-spon-
taneous draft of 1952.
Stevenson told friends privately
as early as last spring that he in-
tended to run for President. He
made this decision when most poli-
ticians were sure Eisenhower was
going to run again and when many
Democrats thought no one could
beat him. Stevenson argued that
the decision to run should not be
based on whether he could win.
'"Sometimes the most important
fights are the ones you lose," he
* * *
IN PREPARATION for the race,
he's done a lot of studying, has
conducted a sort of seminar for
himself with various experts.
At one of his brain trust meet-
ings on the question of farm prob-
lems, Stevenson recalled that his
father had been a professional
farm manager, made his living
operating several thousand acres
in central Illinois.
Most Washingtonians have for-
gotten the days when Adlai Stev-
enson was a young lawyer in Wash-
ington, just as they have forgotten
the days when Milton Eisenhower,
brother of the President, worked
with him in the same Agriculture
Department under Wallace.

STEVENSON'S preparations for
the '56 campaign which he plans to
announce tomorrow, are more
practical than in 1952. In that
campaign he proceeded to snub the
big city bosses who nominated him.
Even Jack Arvey, leader of Chi-
cago, who had largely made Adlai
Governor of Illinois, found his old
political enemy, Steve Mitchell,
running Adlai's campaign as Dem-
ocratic National Chtirman.
Fearful of the mink coat and
deep freeze scandals of Truman's
day, Adlai leaned toward the
Southern wing of the Party, kept
the big city bosses aloof. Even
when Jim Finnegan of Philadel-
phia was proposed by Harry Tru-
man as Democratic Chairman in
New Orleans as late as last winter,
Stevenson opposed him-and won.
He put his own man, Paul Butler
of Indiana, in the chairmanship
Tomorrow all that will be offi-
cially changed. Tomorrow Steven-
son will announce the appointment
of Jim Finnegan as his campaign
manager. Wilson Wyatt, ex-Mayor
of Louisville, of the semi-Southern
wing of the Party and campaign
manager in '52, will not serve
again. He'll be strong for Steven-
son and will help in many other
ways. But both he and Adlai recog-
nize the importance of having a
big city boss in their corner. Too
many of the big city bosses al-
ready are .in Harriman's corner.
* *B* n

the Louisville Courier-Journal, a
Southern Liberal and one of the
outstanding editors of the nation,
will head the Citizens for Steven-
son Committee, with Harry Ash-
more, Editor of the Little Rock
Gazette as Adlai's chief brain-
truster and speech-writer. Ash-
more is a Southerner who wrote a
broad-gauge book on the Negro
problem and school segregation.
Stevenson forces have not been
saying much about it, but already
they have been out corraling dele-
gates, have made important in-
roads on the old Kefauver strength
in California once overwhelmingly
for the Senator from Tennessee.
Behind this advance-work is the
quiet, indefatigable Jack Arvey,
who, though sometimes on the
sidelines in 1952; never ceased to
be Stevenson's devoted friend and
at times father-confessor.
* * *
ONE THING that has worried
Arvey and all of Stevenson's
friends is Adlai's divorce and the
fact that his wife has taken bitter
cracks at him.
"What you need," Arvey advised
Adlai at one family conference in
the Stevenson home, "is to marry a
rich widow with three small boys,
each with freckles on his nose."
"You see what you've got to do,"
Adlai turned to his beautiful
daughter-in-law, a bride of only
three months. "You've got to pro-
duce three grandsons for me, all
with freckles on their noses, and
do it in less than nine months."
(Copyright, 1955, by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)

suite, with a feel for its various
moods and lines, but had real
problems when confronted with
three or four notes to be played
simultaneously, one or two of the
notesbeing melody.
It seemed that the performance
was most successful in the Gigue,
where there was but one line; fast
to be sure, but Mr. Milstein played
it with apparent ease. Another
problem in the work for the per-
former is making the counterpoint
which is in different registers of
the violin sound. All in all the
dance spirit and melodic lines
came across.
* * *
IN THE Beethoven Sonata in
F, Mr. Milstein was at his best.
Artur Balsam, the accompanist,
gained more prominence in this
piece than in any other on the
program. He achieved a proper
balance with the violin and con-
tributed to the performance.
Mr. Milstein's bowing seemed so
right for the work. The great
dynamic contrasts of the work
came partially by his rough or
smooth attack. The musical ges-
ture was realized beautifully.
The last work on the program
was a virtuoso work: Concerto No.
I by Paganini. Again, this piece
called for flawless'technique, but
Mr. Milstein's performance was not
always agile enough for the ath-
letic lines.
For encores, Mr. Milstein played
short, lyric works which came as
a relief to works of large inten-
-Judy Vander
Good Wins
liaOver Bad
"THE Desperate Hours," the cur-
rent feature at the Michigan,
is a fast 90 minutes of Good ver-
sus Evil on a wide screen. Good,
as in all Hollywood ventures, even-
tually wins-the bad people are
destroyed, and the good people
live happily ever after.
It is a long hard fight but be-
tween the beginning and the end
of it are packed a fair amount of
The film opens with the camera
lazily revealing an upper middle-
class American home comfortab-
ly furnished in the best of sub-
urban taste.
In the home are five happy
Americans: the Hilliards, a simple,
well-adjusted family nestled com-
fortably in the warm safety and
security of the hearth. Into this
placid scene burst three escaped
convicts, and the reign of terror
begins, the badmen terrorizing the
innocent family, doing one black
deed after another.
savage, snarling leader of the con-
victs, makes excellent use of writ-
er Joseph Hayes' staccato dialogue,
and it is mainly his performance
which makes the picture worth
He injects into the film an ele-
ment of force and vigor which
keeps the tension steadily mount-
ing and prevents the story from
degenerating into the mere de-
piction of a series of brutalties.
Frederic March, as the father
of the family is a bit too stiff. The
courage and daring he suddenly
displays at the end flow into him
too quickly and unexpectedly. It
is hard to believe that in a few
desperate hours of fear such a
heroic transformation could have
occurred in him.
-Phil Breen

THE Daily Official Bulletin is an
official publication of the University
of Michigan for which the Michigan
Daily assumes no editorial responsi-
bitity. Notices should be sent in
TYPEWRITTEN form to Room 3553
Administration Building before 2 p.m.
the day preceding publication. Notices
for the Sunday edition must be in
by 2 p.m. Friday.
General Notices
The University Senate will meet on
Thurs., Dec. 8. at 4:15 p.m. in the Rack-
ham Lecture Hall. Senate members are
reminded of the new rule which requires
that "All motions or resolutions, in
order, to be included on the agenda,
must be submitted to the Secretary of
the Senate at least fourteen days before
the meeting at which they are to be
Late Permission. All women students
will have a 1:30 late permission on
Sat., Nov. 19. Women's residences will
be open until 1:25 a.m.
The Map Room (General Library).
which has been closed for repairs and
expansion, is now open full time. The
hours are 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon and 1:00-
5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
selective service Examination: Stu-
dents taking the Selective Service
College Qualification Test on Nov. 17
are requested to report to Room 140
Business Administration, and Room
100 Hutchins Hall, Hrurs., at 8:30 a.m.
"Report to the American People", a
30-minute film in sound and color,
prepared by the International Coopera-
tion Administration, describing t he
varied technical assistance of the U.S.
in many foreign lands, will be shown
promptly at 7:30 p.m. Tues., Nov. 15,
Aud. C, Angell Hall.
Research Club. Rackham Amphithea-
tre at 8:00 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 16.
Agenda: , Proposed Amendment to the
Constitution regardingrmembership;
Professor Jamnes M. Cork (Physics):
"Nuclear Radiations and the Prolonga-
tion of Life." Members only.






Readers Compliment, Criticize

'Heads I Win' Policy

t Associated Press News Analyst
YOU CAN get up a pretty good argument on
both sides as to whether it is wise to end
one unsuccessful international conference by
announcing plans for another .
The factors involved are both tangible and
intangible, and not all are directly involved
with the major question, which is the tug-of-
war for Germany.
The chief intangible factor is that scheduling
another Four Power meeting now tends to
continue the situation which began when the
summit meeting was planned, in which un-
founded hopes for East-West settlements inter-
fere with prosecution of the Western defense

the latest negotiation period Red China has
also been marking time in her political ap-
proach, if not in her military preparations, on
the Formosa question.
Highly significant, however, is the fact that
Russia, grabbing a long-awaited opportunity to
infiltrate the Middle East, was not deterred by
her interest in the facade of the Geneva spirit.
The allies may hope, by scheduling a new
conference, to delay Russia's direct approach to
West Germany on the reunification issue.
RUSSIA BEGAN setting up machinery for
this approach before the Summit confer-
ence, intending to go ahead with it after the
conferences which she knew would fail .ut the

Appreciate Daily...
To The Editor:
W E LOOK forward to the arrival
of The Daily with as much
pleasure as our own Saginaw News.
You are doing a fine job and we
want you to know that as parents
we appreciate it.
-Mrs. M. Richman
Saginaw, Mich.
Keep Herblock, Pearson
To The Editor:
MR. Dave Baad: Unhappy 'as it
may make Donald Reisig, please
keep Herblock and Drew Pearson
around. They are refreshing after
years of David Lawrence and the
like in my hometown newspaper.
Mr. Ed Salem: Accurate report-
ing is desirable even on the sports
page. Jim Fox did not play at
Saginaw High School. He hails
from Arthur Hill High School of
Saginaw. Unpardonable, Mr. Sa-
lem, unpardonable.
-Joe Flora, '56

The article is falsely advertised
by its erroneous headline. The re-
porter proceeds to quote out of
context, not only losing but terribly
distorting the intended meaning,
e.g., "An artist has to make a des-
tructive move to bring an image
into being." The article is filled
with many glaring misquotes
which are obviously ridiculous be-
cause they don't make any sense
at all, e.g., "Sometimes it takes me
two years to digest subject mat-
ter, depending on the surface
qualities of the painting." It seems
that the reporter was very busy
writing odd quotations without
bothering to try to understand the
total concept.
We rather hope (but doubt) that
this could be attributed to typo-
graphical errors rather than the
incompetence of the "executioner."
-Judith Goldberg, '57
Patricia Fleming, '57
Typos Interfere...
To the Editor:

Parlor Game...
To the Editor:
ERE'S a game for students liv-
ing north of campus: St. Joe's
Hospital (a very fine hospital)
went to a lot of trouble and spent
a lot of money to put a huge dandy
sign on the top of their new ad-
Problem: Find the place in town
from which one can read the sign
with the naked, normally near-
sighted, eye..
-Fred Schultz

University Lecture, "Biochemical Evo-
lution." Dr. George Wald, professor
of biology, Harvard University. 4:15 p.m.
Rackham Amphitheatre, Tues., Nov. 15.
Division of Bioligical Sciences. Dr.
George Wald, Professor of Biology,
Harvard University will give a contin-
uation of last Thursday's lecture,
"Origin *of Life." Tues., Nov. 15, 8:00
p.m., Aud. B. Angell Hall. Questions
welcomed from the floor.
Nov. 16, 8:00 p.m., Room 1300 Chem-
istry Building. University of Michigan
Section of the American Chemical So-
ciety. Dr. Max A. Lauffer, head of the
Department of Biophysics, University
of Pittsburg, will speak on "Viruses."
Dr. Nathan Robinson of Israel will
speak on "Solar Energy," Room 1214
Chemistry Building, Wed., Nov. 16, 3:00
p.m. Auspices of the Phoenix Project.
Department of Romance Languages.
Lecture by Professor Jaime Ferran, of
the "Seminar for the Science of Cul-
ture," University of Madrid, Wed., Nov.
16, East Lecturex Room, Rackham
Building, at 4:15 p.m. "Eugenio d'Or
y la ciencia de la cultura."
Academic Notices
Seminar in Chemical Physics. Prof.
Samuel Krimm will speak on "Infrared
Spectra of High- Polymers". Tues., Nov,
College of Architecture and Design
mid-semester reports due Fri., Nov.
25. It is only necessary to report "D"
and "E" grades. Please send them to
207 Architecture Building.
The Extension Service announces that
there are still a few openings in the
following class to be held in Ann Arbor:
Efficient Reading II, 7:00 p.m., Mon.,
Nov. 21, 524 University Elementary
School. Registration for this class, may
be made inRoom 4501 of the Adminis-
tration Building on South State Street
during University office hours.
Mathematics Colloquim. Tues., Nov.
15, at 4:10 p.m. in Room 3011 A.H. Dr.
Herbert Knothe from Holloman Air
Force Base, New Mexico, will speak on
"Convex Functions on Convex Bodies."
Tea and coffee at 3:45 in 3212 A.H.
Physionogy 81 Exam scheduled for
Wed., Nov. 16 will be held Friday, Nov.
18 instead.




Hails Overseas Press

AST night, in a presentation
which was supposed to salute
Freedom of the Press, the Over-
seas Press Service saluted the Ov-
erseas Press Service. Using the
"Producer's Showcase' as its med-
ium, the group hired various per-
sonalities to tell of their accomp-
lishments in the recent wars in
,w- i f-h aTTn4-t:A Qin+, yin ti.

men and women of the OPS, ap-
plauded vigorously.
But the show was not completely
void of earth-shattering announce-
ments. The fact that Greer Gar-
son was cutting roses in her back
yard at the time Pearl Harbor
was bombed was excitingly reveal-
ed to the millions of Americans


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