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Sixty-Eighth Year
Truth Will Prevail" STUDENT PUBLICATIONS BLDG. * ANN ARBOR, MICH. * Phone NO 1-3241
Editorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
" or the editors. This iss t be noted in all reprints.
International Center Report
Merits Careful Consideration
SGC'S RECOMMENDATIONS on the Inter- their inclusion on the Prospectus. But basic
national Center-enlarging the staff and services such as counseling foreign students
studying a possible new building-are sound and arranging tours and trips for them were
and deserve administration consideration. Ob- rightly felt more essential and the former were
jections to these improvements will be largely cut back or dropped.
financial. Even with the curtailment of a number of
The recommendation "that the president of the proposed services, according to Davis, the
SGC meet with the president of ISA to discuss Center is "at the moment a bit over-extended."
the possibility of having an American student Typing this semester's directory, for example,
on the Board of Directors" apparently concerns must be done piecemeal.
selection of such a student and the liaison role
he would play. That additional student partici- AND TO ANYONE who has visited it, the
pation would be beneficial by increasing com- present International Center, hanging on
munication both ways is undeniable. the corner of the Union where it joins West
And the suggestion "that the housing com- Quad, is quite cramped. A new building, or at
mittee established by Vice President Lewis least a trade with Religious Affairs for Lane
consider the possibility of working with the Hall as was once proposed, is necessary, al-
Center in studying improvements which could though not immediately so.
be made in housing for foreign students;" most Student liaison with International Center
ambitious of all in a sense, is likewise sound. is an extremely acute need, brought on in large
In all these areas definite need can be part by the 5% enrollment of international
demonstrated. The International Center pro- students. While liaison with American students
spectus for 1957-58, according to Center Direc- is a common problem, it is especially acute here.
tor James Davis, includes a number of projects As for accomodation of foreign students, the
which "haven't gotten off the ground." Areas SGC report treats this problem first, and
concentrated on, he explains, were determined rightly so. As Jean Scruggs' committee noted,
on a priority basis, the chief limitation being "The problem of housing is intensified because
staff size, the foreign student is in large part a graduate
student, who must therefore look for off-
AMONG THE SERVICES set forth in the pro- campus housing. Because housing which is
spectus in which success has been either available to American students is not always
negligible or qualified, is advising American equally available to foreign students, and also
students about studying abroad. Counselor because they are new in this country, they need
Russell Hanson keeps a file of information on more guidance in finding housing."
foreign universities, their scholarships, ad- While the Center's files are valuable to
mission requirements, costs and curricula, but international students .looking for housing the
as Davis explains, the, Center doesn't dare greater effort Vice - President Lewis' group
publicize this area too much because they would could give would be preferable.
be "swamped" if any great amount of interest Because the International student popula-
were generated. tion on campus is growing constantly, the four
Likewise cut back have been programs deal- problems recognized- by SGC will get worse
ing with visiting scholars and professors and before they get better. The Council committee
with the wives of foreign students. These areas is to be commended for its report. Action is
would also be worth developing, and the Inter- urged.
national Center staff felt them to be so, thus --THOMAS TURNER
Dean.Bacon's Public Relations

"Couldn't Have Happened At A Better Time"
y SxTm..)~ t- ~ P' ~.
:IkeConfident He'll Last

Myra Hess Performs
Beethoven Dramatically
DAME MYRA HESS gave a recital last night in Hill Auditorium. Some
pianists, as they grow older attain a certain stature and then
gradually decline, unable to force their fingers to strike the proper notes.
Not Myra Hess; she keeps getting better and better.
Dame Hess played Mozart's Rondo in D Major, K. 485, Adagio in B
Minor, K. 540, and Gigue in G Major, K. 574; followed by the Schu-
bert A Minor Sonata, Opus 41, Bach's Partita in B-flat Major, and
Beethoven's C Minor Sonata, Opus 111. Although she played with a
score in front of her at all times, she need not have referred to the
printed page. The music was obviously a part of her.
The first two Mozart selections are well known, and Dame Hess
played them carefully and sedately. The Adagio, in particular, became

a sublime movement through her
bold, deliberate attack. The Gigue
is a curious polyphonic piece,
whose theme, if Mozart had. added
two more notes, would have been
a genuine note row.
The rest of the program before
intermission was taken up by the
Schubert sonata, which is a long,
relatively unknown work. Dame
Hess played all the repeats except
one, but this did not add to the
value of the work, and in fact de-
tracted from her understanding
DAME HESS has by this time
become famous for her Bach.
Everything she plays, the Partita
included, is her very own. One can
not call her interpretation "free,"
yet the printed page does not re-
veal her phrasing. The way she
brings out each voice is peculiar
solely to her. I have never before
heard such rhythmic playing of
the Courante and Menuettes, nor
such a stately Sarabande.
If the Bach was the typical
Myra Hess, then the Beethoven
Sonata was the unusual, because
such beautiful playing is rare in
any pianist. First of all she was
powerful. She attacked the first
movement more forcefully than
most male pianists. Her blazing
tempo was awe-inspiring.
* *' *
YET, SHE did not hesitate to be
delicate and to dwell on each note,
making certain the bell - like
sounds, along with the bursts of
thunder emanated from the piano
exactly right.
Dame Hess's best and most try-
ing performnance of the entire
recital was the second and final
movement of this sonata. It is a
series of variations in various
tempos from the solemn and in-
trospective andante to those which
can be genuinely classified as jazz.
It is a monumental work, whic I
have heard played by Bachaus and-
the late Gieseking, but not with
the vigor, and above all the under-
standing of Dame Hess.
WItEN SHE had finished, a
moment of silence fell over the
audience, which overflowed onto
the concert stage. Dame Hess, al-
though called back several times,
played no encores. Speaking to the
audience, she said she did not
think encores should be played
after a work of such stature, and
she is right.
But, she continued, she had
played in Ann Arbor seven times
and she had two lucky numbers-
seven and thirteen.
When she plays in Ann Arbor
for the thirteenth time, she pro-
mises "all the encores you want."
This will indeed be a privilege, as
it was last night for us to listen
to Dame Hess sitting so simply,
so absorbed at her instrument,
playing Beethoven.
--Arthur S. Bechhoefer

HE MOST INTERESTING news this week
was the performance of Dean of Women
Deborah Bacon sponsored by the Political
Issues Club. The audience consisted largely of
antagonists of the dean, and she from the
beginning acted belligerently toward them,
until both sides 'became worked up into an
unbecoming emotional state. Members of the
audience shouted at her and at each other, and
on several occasions the dean threatened tb
leave the room. At the very end one student
asked Miss Bacon what it was, if all was well
with the residence halls, that had everybody
so excited, and thereby came close to putting
his finger on the most striking feature of the
meeting-the lack of confidence and trust in
the Dean of Women felt by at least pne seginent
of the student body.
THE SPECIFIC ISSUE on which most sparks
flew was not necessarily one for which Miss
Bacon holds complete responsibility - policy
toward League houses - but one on which she
defended vociferously the administration posi-
tion. It seemed anomalous to many members
of the audience, this one included, that a Uni-
versity which lends its name to League housing
and goes so far in imposing its will on moral
questions on the Leagues houses, e.g. liquor is
forbidden to be kept in student rooms, men's
calling hours and areas are limited, rents and
health standards are regulated, does not con-
sider it to be within its province to require that
landladies not discriminate against callers on
grounds of race, religion or nationality. Surely
if the University can delimit student conduct
on sex and drinking in the house and land-
lady conduct on how much rent is charged and
what type of facilities she offers, it can require
that she not close her doors to members of
different races. Of course, this would require
more than that the University see its role as
advocating certain moral principles, which it
clearly does in the case of League ,houses. It
would also assume that the University consider
non-discrimination to be one of those moral
Editorial Staff
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DONNA HANSON .Personnel Director
CAROL PRINS ...............Magazine Editor
EDWARD GERULDSEN .. Associate Editorial Director
W LLIAM HANEY ......Feature Editor
ROSE 7?ERLBERG ..........Activities Editor
JAMES BAAD ........................Sports Editor
BRUCE BENNETT ............ Associate Sports Editor
JOHN HILLYER ............ Associate Sports Editor
DIANE FRASER .............. Assoc. Activities Editor
THOMAS BLUES ...........Assoc. Personnel Director
BRUCE BAILEY ..........Chief Photographer

principles and that it stand ready to stand up
and say so. This, unfortunately, has yet to be
demonstrated, and the lack of such demonstra-
tion is a problem which includes, but goes
beyond, the office of the Dean of Women.
AS A FOOTNOTE we would hesitate to see go
unrecorded Dean Bacon's remarks con-
cerning The Daily at Tuesday's meeting. By
virtue of position, the dean complained, she is
forced to read The Daily every day, .whereas
her more fortunate audience could take it or
leave it. She is appalled at the number of in-
accuracies found in the paper. "Why, no fresh-
man or sophomore would dare to turn in a
theme with as many inaccuracies as are found
in The Michigan Daily." Her amplification in-
cluded only one rather vague allusion to the
notion that The Daily-she did not say when or
where-may have overlooked to point out the
obvious fact that the administration only as-
signs roommates for incoming freshmen who do
not choose a specific friend tQ room with. With
the addition to those non-freshmen who do
not exercise their right to pick roommates we
would agree, but we would hesitate to suggest
that this makes the University's policy in as-
signing roommates any less worthy a topic of
. *' *
THIS WEEK saw two events which indicate
that the climate of opinion on campus has
shifted nearly 180 degrees since the days when
Preston Slosson was forced to debate with left-
wingers in off-campus areaslike bookstores and
churches because University facilities were
denied them.
The lecture committee unenthusiastically
permitted former Daily Worker Editor John
Gates to speak later in the month, and Edgar
Snow, once accused of strong left-wing ten-
dencies, was able to urge that Americans face
the reality of Communist China. The point with
Snow is not that he was allowed to speak,
since faculty groups do not need lecture com-
mittee a'pproval for'their speakers, but that he
was invited in the first place and that his
speech was not the occasion of any public
The Regents by-law on lectures forbids stu-
dents - sponsored public speeches advocating
overthrow of the government, advocacy of im-
moral conduct or "violation of the recognized
rules of hospitality" and requires "that such
meetings and lectures shall be in spirit and
expression worthy of the University." On the
Gates question, unfortunately, the student rep-
resentatives report that the lecture committee
persisted in interpreting the by-law to include
the character of the speaker rather than of
the speech. Equally unfortunately, the Regents
have yet to dispute this interpretation. But the
fact that so controversial a figure as Gates was
approved represents a real step forward.

Republican congressional lead-
ers the other day that he was
confident his private arrangement
with the Vice-President for Nixon
to become Acting President in case
of his own disability, would "never,
have to be put into effect."
"Some people," the President
said, apparently referring to Dem-
ocratic critics of the disability
pact, "are exaggerating the signifi-
cance of this. It was just a pre-
cautionary arrangement with the
"I do feel rather strongly that
we should have a Constitutional
amendment to deal with the ques-
tion of a Presidential disability,"
he explained. "However, this takes
time and my arrangement with
Mr. Nixon was solely to deal with
possible complications while such
an amendment is in the process of
IN A JOVIAL manner, Ike add-
ed: "Let me assure you gentlemen
that I have every intention of
serving out my term of office.
There are no doubts in my mind
that my health will not interfere.
None of us can foretell the future,
of course, but I feel confident that
the precautionary measure we
have taken will never have to be
put into effect."
The President also informed
Republican leaders that he soon
planned to send a proposed amend-

ment to Congress that would
eliminate a spending restriction in
the super highway act, so that an
additional $600,000,000 could be
spent on the highway program
next year.
This, he said, would help to
shore up the national economy and
might even have a- beneficial effect
on the current recession, if road
contractors can begin tooling up
in advance for the additional fed-
eral spending.
The government is saving about
nine per cent on road contracts
now being let, due to unexpectedly
low bids, which indicates, the
President said, that contractors
are "hungry" for the work.
WAYNE 40RSE of Oregon is a
versatile senator. Leaving a tough
debate on the Senate floor last
week, he flew to Baton Rouge, La.,
to exhibit his Red Devon cattle
in the Louisiana State Cattle
Showing cattle is a skilled job.
It's not one for a novice. The
senator from Oregon, however,
was his own herdsman, expertly
managed his own cattle in the
show ring.
Afterward, Dr. A. E. Darlow,
Vice-President of Oklahoma State
College, who served as judge, came
up to Morse.
"Where did you learn to show
cattle?" he asked.
Morse replied that the credit

belonged to his father, who had
taught him as a boy.
"I've heard a lot about you,"
said Dr. Darlow, "but I never ex-
pected to see you under these
"You probably heard I've got
horns," said Morse. "But I hope
I've demonstrated that the horns
are on my cattle."
* * *
MEMBERS of Congress com-
plain about secrecy in the execu-
tive branch of government, but
here is what happened inside the
Senate Labor Rackets Committee
when Sen. Pat McNamara, Michi-
gan Democrat, moved that there
be no more secret sessions.
"Certain members on the Re-
publican side are leaking their
versions of these committee ses-
sions to the public," McNamara
said. "They have been claiming
that the Democrats are protecting
Walter Reuther.
. "The only fair thing to do," con-
tinued McNamara, "is to make
public the full record of these
hearings, then the press can spe
who is protecting whom. I there-
fore move that the hearings be.
made public."
By a vote of seven to one Mc-
Namara was overruled. McNa-
mara was the only senator voting
for the right of the public to know
what happened in a meeting which
had nothing to do with national
(Copyright 1958 by Bell Syndicate, inc.)

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official publication of the Univer-
sity of Michigan for which the
Michigan Dailyaassumes no edi-
torial responsibility. Notices should
be sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3519 Administration Build-
ing, before 2 p.m. the day preceding
publication. Notices for Sunday
Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday.
VOL. LXVIII, No. 113
General Notices
Summer 'Housing Applications fo
graduate and undergraduate women's
housing will be accepted from women
now registered on campus beginning at
noon, Mon., Mar.10, at the Office of
the Dean of Women on the first floor
of the S.A.B. Applications will be ac-
cepted for residence halls and supple-
mentary housing.
Faculty, College of Literature, Science,
and the Arts: The freshman 5-week
progress reports will be due Wed.,
March 12, in the Faculty Counselors
Office for Freshmen and Sophomores,
1210 Angell Hall.
Reminder: New initiates of Sigma XI
and members planning to attend the
Initiation Dinner on March,12, should
send their reservations by Monday,
March 10, to Sigma Xi, Rackham Bldg.
The Michigan Chapter of the Society
of the Sigma Xi announces the Dinner
for Initiates to be held in the Ballroom,
Mich. League, 6:15 p.m., Wed., Mar. 12.
Dinner to be followed by Sigma Xi Na-
tional Lecture, "The World of Fine
Particles" by Dr. John Turkevich, Pro-
fessor of Chemistry, Princeton Univer-
sity. Lecture at 8:00 p.m. in Rackhani
Lecture Hall and is open to the public.
Composers' Forum will be held Friday
evening, March 14, in Auditorium A of
Angell Hall, instead of, Wednesday.
March 12, as incorrectly listed on back
of January 12 program.
South Quadrangle Music Committe
presents the second program of the
Spring series at 1:30 p.m. Sun., Mar. S
in the West Lounge of the Quadrangle.
The program includes a baritone solo-
ist, a bassoon soloist and a clarinet
Academic Notices
Doctoral Examination for Soon Tahk
Choh, Physics; thesis: "The Kinetie
Theory of Phenomena in Dense Gases,"
Tuesday, March 11, 2038 Randall Lab.
at 9:00 a.m. Chairman, G. E. Uhenbeck.
Doctoral Examination for George Ed-
ward Dombrowski, Electrical Engineer-
ing; thesis: "A small-Signal Theoryof
Electron-Wave Interaction in Crossed
Electric and Magnetic Fields," Mon..
March 10, 3076 E. Engineering Bldg
at 2:00 p.m. Chairman, W.-G. Dow.
Placement Notices
Beginning with Mon., March 10, the
following schools will have representa-
tives at the Bureau of Appointments
to interview for the 1958-1959 school
Mon., March 10
Detroit, Mich. (South Redford Schools)
Elementary; Jr. H.S. Core; Math;
Science; Girls Counselor; Boys Physi-
cal Education; Choral Music (woman);
Sr. H.S. Core; Physics (Radio/Electric-
ty); Biology; Math; Latin; French
Spanish; Industrial Arts (Auto-Metals/
Electricity); Art Vocal Music; Instru-
mental Music (String Band); Drafting/
Design; Girls Counselor.
Warren, Mich. - All fields.
Tues., March 11
Boron, Cal. - Elementary; Band/vo-
cal Music; Special Education; H..
Science/Math; English; Girls Physical
Livonia, Mich. - All fields.
Niles, Mich. - Elementary, Visiting
teacher; Corrective Reading; English;
Social Studies; Business Education;
Girls Physical Education.
Wed., March 12
Lansing, Mich. - All fields.
Thurs., March 13
Anaheim, Cal. (Magnolia School
Dist.) - Elementary; Librarian.
Deerfield, Mich.-Elementary; Math/
Science; Spanish/Social Studies.
Hastings, Mlch.-Girls Physical Edu-
cation; Homemaking; Social Studies
English; Chemistry/Math or Chemistry
Social Studies.
Royal Oak, Mich. - Elementary; Ele-
jnentary Art; Elementary Physical Educ.;
English; Social Studies; History; In-

dustrial Arts.
Fri., March 14
Norwalk, Cal. - Elementary; 7/8th
English/S.S. Core; 7/8th Industrial Arts
7/8th Home Economics; Special Edu-
cation; School Nurses; Guidance Coun-
selor; Elementary Instrumental Music.
Toledo, Ohio -- Elementary; Girls
Physical Education; Music; Art; Spe-
cial Education (Slow Learnois; Speech
Therapist, Deaf).
For any additional information and
appointments contact the Bureau of
Appointments, 3528 Admin. Bldg., NO
3-1511, Ext. 489.
March 12, Wed.
Div. of General Dynamics Corp., Roch-
ester, N.Y. - BS & MS in E.E. for Re-
search, Development, Design and Pro-
Tnd n ~- .-. - lldire evl i e. EA Ac



Sociological Rationale for Integration

To The Editor:.
WISH to make certain theoreti-
cal and practical points which
seem to have some impact on the
problem of integration in Resi-
dence Halls. Mr. Hale held last
Tuesday night that there are two
problems involved:
1) The University assumes that
the incoming students do not have
a clear understanding or insight
into the problem of living and
since the University as an educa-
tional institution aims to ac-
complish "to educate" the stu-
dents, we have to "start fresh"
without any assumptions concern-
ing the insight and understanding
of human relations.
2) We have to respect the per-
sonal liberty and rights of the stu-
dents when they are in the Uni-
*' * *
THESE TWO points seem to me
to be contradictory. If we are as-
suming that an incoming student
does not have an understanding of
human relations, we cannot respect
his opinion, because their opinions
and attitudes concerning life might
be erroneous and faulty. And if we
regard and respect their opinion,
for instance, giving them a room-
mate of their own choice, we are
reinforcing their past attitudes
which we think are not right.
Dean Bacon reiterated that we
allow the students to room with
someone of their choice because
the students have expressed their

of the student is primarily er-
roneous and baseless. Studies in
psychology and also in public
opinion polls show that a prefer-
ence for something is not the same
thing as the need for something.
It is commonsense knowledge also,
that we do not let anybody do
what they prefer. There are cer-
tain rules of the game and one
has to follow them.
Moreover, the expression of
opinion depends on lots of things.
For example, research findings
emphasize the environmental con-
ditions where the opinion is being
expressed. They also show depend-
ence upon the implicit intentions
of the person asking the question,
(such intentions are communi-
cated to the respondent due to the
nature of the questions etc.).
Therefore, it seems unscrupulous
to accept the preference of stu-
dents, especially when we realize
it is, not measuring real needs of
the students.
4' * *
2) RESEARCH findings show
that in the area of, race relations,
stated opinion is not a reliable
basis for prediction of behavior.
The classic example1 of course, is
the study in which LaPiere (a
well - known sociologist), after
traveling throughout the United
States with a Chinese couple,
wrote to the hotels and restaurants
which they had visited, asking if
the establishment would accept
Chinese as guests. What he found
was that over 90 per cent of the
rpnnnrnts (all nf whnm aictally

Other studies show the effect
of social climate or social atmos-
phere. What they tell us is that
interracial contacts take place in
social contexts where the indi-
vidual is responding not only to
persons from another ethnic group
but also to what he believes proper
in such relationships for those
whose social and personal ap-
proval he needs and seeks.
Therefore, if the students of
the University think that they
need support and help from Uni-
versity authorities they would
most likely respond towards cer-
tain things according to the wishes
of the University authorities.
. * * *
THERE ARE wrong and right
ways to initiate desegregation. If
a person is interested in promoting
policies of desegregation, one has
to be honest and objective. One
cannot fight the emotional prob-
lems of the populace by denying
the reality of the problem and by
saying that since it is emotional
problem, there is no answer to it;
or even by threats and counter-
emotional outbursts, as Dean Ba-
con did Tuesday night.
The psychological fact about
behavior is that all behavior has
certain emotional correlates; and
so saying that such a problem is
emotional does not really answer
the question, nor, needless to say,
solve it. ..
Dean Bacon mentioned that all
adolescents have tendencies to
revolt aainst the 'father-figure'.

might evoke this kind of response.
And the individual might gen-
eralize the stimulus which ulti-
mately evokes a similar generalized
In the above discussion I have
presented certain problems. I in-
tend to point out that the re-
search findings show that the
promotion of desegregation is
possible due to help from certain
sources in the society. Four fac-
tors contribute towards it very
1) Positions, taken publicly by
individuals or groups who carry an
aura of moral authority or of
extremely high prestige (for ex-
ample, the Supreme Court, The
President of the United States,
church figures).
2) The attitudes and behavior of
the general population of the com-
munity or the region.
3) The statements and practices
of persons in authority in the
particular situation such as the
employer or the school superin-
tendent or dean of men and wom-
4) And the behavior, expecta-
tions, beliefs, etc., of other mem-
bers of one's own group with whom
one is in direct personal associa-
* * *
ON THE BASIS of the above
discussion I would like to make
the following suggestions in this
direction which might be helpful:
1) University authorities know
that we have in this University
nne of the laorget snialre search




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