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Munch RecallsWorldwide Experiences

Scientists Urge
Bomb Test Study

Joiner Heads Law Revision Committee'.

"I like to perform before college
audiences," Charles Munch said,
"because young people all over the
world are wonderful."
"Cherie," the conductor of the
Boston Symphony Orchestra ex-
claimed, with deep blue eyes
twinkling, "one can feel the great
life-force in young people through
their interest in music.'
"I have traveled all over and
have gotten very enthusiastic re-
ceptions. In Ireland, they clapped
a half hour for me," he declared,
pushing white-gold hair off his
forehead. "If you make a good job,
you always find appreciation."
"We were the first foreign or-
chestra to play in Russia in recent
years. I cannot imagine a better
welcome. The people behind the
Iron Curtain now had some con-
tact with the outside world, and
they overwhelmed us with their
reaction. The Russians are an ex-
traordinary public."
"But," he continued, "the Amer-
ican people are not behind the
Europeans in their appreciation of
classical music. Although, I must
say that Americans prefer the sur-
prising musical novelties."
Notes American Performers
"I think there are many fine
American performers, also. The
death of the pianist, William Ka-
pell, in a plane crash a few years
ago, was indeed a great loss to
the musical world," he sighed,
"indeed a great loss."
Munch was born in Strasbourg
65 years ago. His father was di-
rector and conductor of the Stras-
botirg Conservatory, and played
the organ in the same church as
Albert Schweitzer, a pupil of his
brother. One of his father's great-
est accomplishments was the per-
formance of all 198 sacred can-
tatas of Bach.
Even with his ultra-classical
background, Munch feels "it is
my responsibility to include many
modern European and American



Maestro Charles Munch conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra
in a practice session before performing in Hill Auditorium.

works on my programs. It is im-
portant that composers of our time
have the opportunity to be heard.
It is equally important that the
public hear these works."
"The concerts I have given in
Ann Arbor," the conductor added,
"were examples of balanced pro-
grams. I played great music of
different style, sound, and times."
"I cannot tell you my favorite
composer or work of music, be-
cause I hate comparisons." he de-
Young Munch, and his five,
Cite 'U' Alumni
The U.S. Department of State
has cited University alumni clubs
in Lati nAmerica for their out-
standing achievements in building'
cultural relations between the U.S.
and republics to the South.

brothers and sisters all studied
music. Smiling, he said "My moth-
er was too busy raising musicians
to have time for music herself."
His first public appearance was
in 1812 as a violinist.
When the First World War
broke out, as a German citizen, he
was drafted into the German Ar-
my. When discharged, he was em-
ployed by a Strasbourg insurance
agency as a bilingual translator of
the fine type in its policies.
But before long, Munch was back
in the musical world as concert-
master of the Strasbourg Orches-
tra and professor of violin at the
Conservatory. "I didn't just decide
to go back into music, he stated
fervently, pink cheeks flushed, "it
was the music that decided me.
"For the rest of my life, I shall
go on conducting," he said pas-

ST. LOUIS MP) - Twenty-four
Washington University scientists,
yesterday urged studies to deter-
mine what effect continued hydro-
gen bomb tests might have on
The scientists issued a state-
ment saying the most important
decisions on the nation's atomic
policy during the past 14 years
have been made "in a vacuum of
public information."
They called for both parties to
clearly state their positions on the
issues raised by the proposal of
Adlai Stevenson, the Democratic
presidential nominee, that Amer-
ica take the lead in trying to ob-
tain an East-West agreement on
halting further H-bomb tests.
Tests Burden Atmosphere
The scientists, who said they
were speaking as individuals, said:
"The tests already have bur-
dened the upper atmosphere with
radioactive materials which con-
tinue to fall on the earth, contam-
inate our food and become incor-
porated into human organs.,
"There are at present insuffi-
cient data to permit an absolute
conclusion on the danger in con-
tinued accumulation of such radio-
activity to ourselves and to future
generatinos," the statement said.
"The outlook is, however, alarm-
ing. The situation calls for inten-
sive scientific study and public
Cannot Escape Detection
The scientists said a technically
valuable test of a superbomb
could not escape detection by seis-
mic or radiological monitoring.
Thus the prbolem of universal in-
spection, on which atomic disar-
mament negotiations have stalled,
Attend Meeting
Three University students leave
today to attend a two-day Big Ten
Residence Hall Association presi-
dents' conferenee at State Uni-
versity of Iowa.
Charles Straayer, 57, newly ap-
pointed Executive Secretary of the
BTRHA said he hopes to present
a few of the projects that may be
attempted by the body during the
The other students' attending
are Robert Warrick, '57E, presi-
dent of Inter-House Council and
Jean Scruggs, '57, president of As-
The Big Ten Residence Hall As-
sociation is a coordination and
service organization for students
in residence halls in Big Ten mem-
ber schools. Straayer said its main
job is to carry out projects too
large to be handled by student
organizations on separate cam-
Warrick said the meeting will be
concerned with making policy for
the Association and a discussion
of finances. Plans will be laid
for the BTRHA spring conference
to which each school sends as
many delegates as it wishes.
The University is the headquar-
ters school for the organization.
Straayer said he hopes to under-
take few projects during the year
but do them well.
He would like to see provided
records, films, and news releases
to acquaint residence halls in dif-
ferent Big Ten schools with the
activities of each other and the
"Inter-school residence hall art
and photographic exhibits and
sings would be good areas in which
to work," he said.L
Another suggestion that will be
presented to the presidents' con-
ference is a biennial rating of
residence halls in the Big Ten.
Basis for the rating might include
room and board rates, facilities,

scholarships, and orientation pro-

they said "could be safely circum-
vented in the case of superweap-
The Eisenhower administration
has taken the position any ban on
the tests must be a part of a com-
prehensive disarmament plan with
adequate controls and safeguards.
Top administration officials have
been directed by President Eisen-
hower to draft a new reply to
Stevenson's comments on the pos-
sibility of ending H-bomb tests.
The President believes, his press
secretary said Wednesday, Steven-
son has made "incorrect state-
ments" on the subject.
University Non-Committal
Chancellor Ethan A. H. Shepley
of Washington University, com-
menting on the statement, said
the university itself "has not tak-
en and will not take a position
on any matter of political contro-
Among the scientists who signed
the statement was the controver-
sial Dr. Edward U. Condon, for-
mer director of the National Bu-
reau of Standards and now profes-
sor of physics and chairman of
that department at the university.
Dr. Condon, subject of charges
and countercharges since 1948, is
credited by some fellow scientists
with shortening development of
the H-bomb by one year.
Half Safe?
TACOMA, Wash. (P)- Two
members of President Eisen-
hower's campaign tour party,
including a Secret Service agent,
were victims of a hotel prowl-
er here Wednesday night.
Floyd Boriod, the Secret
Service agent, told police a thief
apparently entered his hotel
room while he was taking a
shower and stole his billfold
with $380 In it.
M. Sgt. Phillip Tarbel, a
member of the Army Signal
Corps attached to the White
House, reported the loss of a
watch and $48.
Neuman Club, Hard Times Party, 8
p.m., Father Richard Center.
* * *
J-Hop, Interviews for Sub-Charimen,
3-5 p.m., Union.
Episcopal Student Foundation, Open
House, 7:30 p.m., Canterbury House.
Lutheran Student Association, Hallo-
ween Party and Square Dance, 7:30 p.m.,
Lutheran Student Center.
« « *
NAACP, Tea, 3-4:30 p.m., Sunday,
Rooms R & s, Union.
Neuman Club, Communion Breakfast,
Following 9:30 Mass, Fr. Richard Center.
Literary College
Plans Conference
The topic of "Can We Liberalize
the Literary College Curriculum"
has been chosen by the Literary
College Steering Committee as the
first lit school conference of this
The conference will be held
Wednesday, Nov. 7.
An opportunity will be given to
both students and faculty attend-
ing the meeting to express opinions
on proposed curriculum changes.
Suggestions offered at the con-
ference will be topics of later meet-
Indian Film
"Awara," an Indian film which
won awards at the Cannes Film
Festival, will be shown at 7:30 p.m.

today in Rackham Building.

Another University professor has
distinguished himself.
Prof. Charles W. Joiner of the
law school has been selected chair-
man of The Joint Committee on
Michigan Procedural Revision to
re-examine, reorganize and revise
all Michigan procedural law.
"We plan to take a fresh look
at the rules of practice and pro-
cedure rather than a piecemeal
patching of present statutes,"
Joiner said. "We intend to simpli-
fy and logically organize and re-
vise the scattered mass of present
rules," he added.
Laws Amended
Some of the existing procedural
statutes are 40 years old and have
not been reevaluated for more than
a generation. Although the laws
have been amended frequently,
they are practically unrecogniz-
able, consequently difficult to work
In the last 15 years, virtually
every state in the union has taken s
some action in the field of proced-
ural reform. "Our goal," Joiner
enthusiastically explained, "is to
obtain workable rules and statutes
for the state of Michigan. We
want to bring the state more in
line with up-to-date and accepted'
principles of judiical administra-
Because of the vast amount of
work involved and the lack of
available funds to cover the cost
of the necessary research, the pro-
ject has not been undertaken
earlier. Last winter, the Law
School, through the W. W. Cook
Endowment, contributed a sub-
stantial sum of money, making the<
project possible.
The committee includes a cross-
section of The Michigan Bar As-
sociation, consisting of the State
Supreme Court chief justice, seven
judges, six members of the legis-
lature, and 12 practicing lawyers.
"Our primary aims and purposes
are to reduce the expenditure of
time, effort and money by liti-
gants, the courts and the bar,"
Joiner claimed. "We plan to de-
emphasize the procedural niceties
so that cases may more easily be
disposed of on their merits."
The project is a big one. It will
probably require 18 to 36 months
to complete. "If the project is
Group Celebration
To Mark Service
A two-day program marking 50
years of service to the state by the
College of Architecture and Design
will be held Oct. 24 and 25.
The Semi-Centennial celebration
will feature visits to the research
laboratory of the Architecture
Building and to special exhibits
planned for the occasion.
The College of Architecture and
Design Semi-Centennial Celebra-
tion Exhibition will be opened and
will continue through Nov. 4.
See Best of
for Less

-Daily-Vern Soden
is chairman of a project to facilitate civil procedure in Michigan,

carried out as planned, the result
will be the work of the bar, the
courts, the legislature, and the
public, therefore it will be entitled
to the support of all," Joiner com-
Project Time Consuming
Prof. Joiner explained that the
undertaking has been most time
consuming. Besides his teaching,
Joiner is an active member of the
City Council.

As past chairman of the Ameri-
can Bar Association Committee on
Specialized Legal Investigation,
Joiner feels that the profession
must come to grips with the prob-
lem of specialization in the field of
law. He does not believe that
specialization should take place
during the required three year law
course, but would be more benefi-
cial if studied after an LLB degree
is obtained.



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Though his efforts and accom-
plishments don't often gain him
fame, the staging and lighting
director in a television studio is
one of the most important men be-
hind any TV production.
Before any program can go on
the air, it must have a setting and
it must have graphics, special ef-
fects, and proper lighting.
At the University television of-
fice, the man responsible for pro-
viding all these is Verne Weber.
In the course of his duties, Weber
must employ a wide variety of
skills-those of a designer, carpen-
ter, painter and lighting engineer,
to name just a few.
After he receives the necessary
specifications for any program, he
designs all the sets himself, then
goes to work building and painting
them, and working out a satis-
factory lighting scheme.
In one of the programs for the
upcoming "Marriage" series on the
University 'TV Hour, for example,
there is a scene depicting, in sil-
houette, a couple in a car. For this
scene, Weber designed a very
realistic-looking but actually very
simple set. It consists merely of
the frame of a windshield, com-
plete with rear-view mirror, cut
out of wood and mounted at the
proper height above a bench. It
is lit from the front, and throws
a silhouette on a translucent
screen in back. The image that
the camera picks up from the
screen looks like the real thing.h
Weber is a man of no mean#
talents, either as a craftsman or1
as a scholar. He is a University1
graduate, class of '49, holds an
MA degree, also from the Univer-1

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