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ESDAY, MAY 6, 1958
NIGHT EDITOR: LANE VANDER SLICE
Opponents of Drinking Rule Change
Ignore Rights of Students
UNIVERSITY drinking rules are once again
the subject of campus-wide attention and
once again no sensible defense has been offered
for the rules as they stand.
Asked to comment on Student Government
Council's recommendation that students 21
years old and older be allowed to drink in pri-
vate quarters, Assistant Dean of Men John
Bingley told The Daily that if this change was
enacted, enforcement would be more difficult.
He offered no explanation for this cryptic pro-
nouncement but merely agreed with the sug-
gestion that determination of ownership of
liquor found in rooms might be more difficult.
University security officer Harold Swover-
land, in reply to the same questions said he
could see no increase in difficulty of enforce-
ment if the rule were changed. Neither could
David Kessel, whose SGC committee presented
the motion in the first place. Neither could
SGC President Maynard Goldman. Nor could
anybody else, for this "enforcement" criticism
of the proposal doesn't make any sense.
There are two kinds of faculty thinking re-
sponsible for the present silly rule, under
which, as Kessel is quick to point out, students
are classed with parolees. First, there is the
ever-present public relations or P.R. problem.
This is so much of a problem that those con-
cerned, including some students, are afraid
to even talk about it. They warn that the
Legislature won't like it if they read about
students drinking it up in Ann Arbor. This is
not too fair to the students over 21, although
it makes some sense on a rather basic appro-
THE OTHER type of faculty thinking easily
follows the first. "Take it easy," the sup-
porters of this theory say, the University is
pretty lax in enforcing the present rule so
what do you care?" Needless to say, some of
the same people support. this theory who sup-
port the P.R. reasoning.
So where does this leave the poor student.
Maybe the drinking rules won't be changed.
This means the student over 21 will still have
to be quiet when he drinks - maybe he should
drink alone - so no one would know he was
violating the University rule. And he'll still
have to be careful if he has a car, for he might
receive two fines for the effort of one. And his
respect for University rules as a whole will
continue to decrease because the unfair drink-
ing restriction is included in the same book-
let with other, more justifiable University
In short, the present situation would con-
But if the rule were altered, the student over
21 would have the same rights he would enjoy
if he worked in a Detroit auto factory or on
an Allegan farm. That seems fair enough. He'd
still have to worry about selling liquor to his
friends under 21, and those friends would still
have to worry, but that shouldn't be the Uni-
versity's concern. That's what state laws are
"Man, This Is Certainly A Good Joke On The Union"
-ta A a .
HE FINAL CONCERT Sunday night was in itself ample justification
for the whole May Festival. It is a pity that concerts of this stature
appear so seldom on the local scene; yet such are the vagaries of musical
tastes and temperaments, of artists and composers, that one must, it
appears, wait out with patience the boredom of the mediocre in hopes
of catching a performance such as this.
The concert opened in an air of excitement, for the reputation of
the featured soloist had preceded him and the audience was full of
anticipation. So that the late comers might not miss the main attraction,
the program began with Beethoven's Egmont Overture, and pity the
poor late comers. The Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy
have been in particularly good form this Festival, perhaps reflecting
anticipation of their coming foreign tour; they have, on the whole,
definitely outclassed the soloists. This performance of an old warhorse
revealed unexpected excellence in the familiar. One can mention details:
The long held piano string notes which sustain the melodic line in
measures 163ff were not obscured by the cello melody and wind har-
monies, as is -so often the case; earlier the woodwind duets in thirds
were models of balance and smoothness-but isolated parts are little
by themselves. The sum was a performance which seemed perfect at
Sec. Weeks Raises uestions
By DREW PEARSON
AAUP To 'Get Tough'
(EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 25, the AAUP cen-
sured the University for infringing upon academic
freedom in the dismissal of Prof. Mark Nickerson,-
of the medical school and H. Chandler Davis of
the mathematics department.)
A "GET TOUGH" policy directed against
violators of academic freedom is being
planned by the American Association of Uni-
versity Professors. It is intended, in part, as
an answer to critics who allege that the 44-
year-old organization does not follow through
in its attempts to protect teachers against un-
fair practices on the campus.
The new approach will concern itself more
with the welfare of the teacher who was un-
fairly dismissed or subjected to punitive
measures. The current stress is on changing
policies adopted by colleges and universities.
The association is composed of 40,000 mem-
bers from about 500 colleges and universities.
Whenever violations are brought to its atten-
,tion the association makes a thorough inquiry,
generally sending investigating committees to
the offending institution, and then submits
its recommendation to the membership at the
annual meeting. The final decision is made
by the members.
THE ASSOCIATION has been criticized from
within its own ranks and by outside sources
for not being more firm with the administra-
tions it censures.
One of the most outspoken critics of the
AAUP is Myron Lieberman, director of the
Teaching Fellowship Program of Graduate
school of Education, Yeshiva University.
In a recent article in School and Society he
write: "The most drastic action which the dele-
gates take is a vote to censure the erring ad-
ministration. The name of the institution is
also included in a list of censured institutions
published in the bulletin of the association.
Such action, usually taken years after the
event, has been the limit of association activi-
ty. There is no tangible support for the victim,
who almost invariably suffers a severe setback
regardless of the merits of his case."
At a recent meeting in Denver the group
voted censure for six institutions and removed
three from the previous listing. There are now
twelve institutions under censure. The viola-
tions included the dismissal of teachers solely
for seeking protection of the Fifth Amend-
ment; dismissal without charge; failure to
honor employment agreements; faculty hear-
ings given to accused teachers; and the firing
of a teacher who had published a letter relat-
ing to racial segregation.
As the association has no power of enforce-
ment, it must depend upon reasoning per-
sausion and the sometimes embarrassing pub-
lication of the censure list. Most colleges are
anxious to. get off the censure list as soon as
AN INSTITUTION labeled as a violator of
academic freedom may find that professors
will shun it and potential contributors will
Despite the fact that the censuring action is
directed against the administration rather
than the college or university itself, the effect
is more or less the same, although the associa-
tion stresses the point that it is not condemn-
ing the entire institution.
Under current practice a college may be re-
moved from the list by making certain amends,
as in the recent case of Rutgers University,
which deleted from its constitution a clause
stating that a faculty member who invoked
the Fifth Amendment would be automatically
dismissed. The association holds that a teach-
er should have an opportunity to explain his
reasons to an impartial committee of his peers
before action is taken.
The AAUP critics contend that while it is
admirable for an institution. to make amends
by- revising its policies this should not be
enough to take it off the censure list. How
about the teachers who were fired?
ALTHOUGHain the past the association has
asked for a year's severance pay or rein-
statement in cases of teachers whose dismissal
is considered unjustified by the association,
this phase of redress has not been pressed.
At the Denver meeting Dr. Robert K. Carr of
Dartmouth College, who retired as general sec-
retary, advised the members that a firm step
in this direction would be taken, probably in
the form of greater stress on severance pay
or reinstatement at the final mediation meet-
ing when the lifting of censure is discussed.
--New York Times
WASHINGTON - Members of
the House Appropriations Com-
mittee are agreed that Secretary
of Commerce Sinclair Weeks' de-
serves a trophy in the "How fool-
ish can you get?" category as a
result of his recent closed-door
testimony before them.
"Mr. Secretary," said Rep.
Prince Preston (D-Georgia), "you
have made a long statement here
today, but I notice that you didn't
touch on the current economic re-
cession. As the Secretary of Com-
merce, perhaps you would like to
comment on that." n_
"I'm glad to," replied Weeks. "I
don't know why we have to be
concerned. This is no depression,
or even a recession, but just a
business lull caused by the Rus-
sian Sputnik and the recent se-
vere winter weather."
* * *
"DO YOU mean that?" in-
quired Rep. John Shelley of Cali-
fornia. "Do you mind explaining?"
"Well, as I interpret it," replied
Weeks, "the news about the Sput-
nik launching caused some public
alarm and affected the business
economy. The people were scared
so that we had a letdown in
"Thank you, Mr. Secretary,"
commented Democrat Shelley,
without attempting to conceal his
partisan feelings. "You have given
us a good illustration of the kind
of thinking in this administration
on the problems of our people."
At a recent meeting with Con-
gressional GOP leaders, Presi-
dent Eisenhower made it plain
that he still was holding out
against an income tax reduction.
"We are already facing a defi-
cit in this year's budget," he said.
"Why add to it? In any case, the
effects of a tax cut would be too
late to alleviate the current .reces-
sion. Besides, I think we will have
an encouraging upturn in the
economy by the time Congress
gets around to considering a tax
* * *
CONGRESSMAN Charles Hal-
leck of Indiana said a tax cut
wouldn't benefit either political
party. Rep. Halleck pointed out
that Republicans pushed through
a tax slash in the 80th Congress,
but lost control of the House to
Democrats in the next election.
The late Sen. Herman Welker
of Idaho has left his earthly
realm for happier climes, but his
influence and relatives still hold
sway in the Interior Department.
The late Senator had an interest-
ing working arrangement with
ex-Secretary of the Interior,
"Generous Doug" Mackay, when
it came to nepotism. This nepot-
ism has now fanned out a bit un-
der lindly Secretary of Interior
The Interior Department pay-
roll shows that Welker has had
three brothers-in-law on the pub-
lic payroll. They are :
Edward Woozley, Director of the
Bureau of Land Management.
Westel B. Wallace, Area Ad-
ministrator of the Bureau of Land
Management with headquarters in
William Guernsey, who has
been special assistant to his
brother-in-law, Director Woozley,
until quite recently when he re-
tired because of an accident.
However, this is not all of the
nepotism roll-call. Woozley has
branched out by putting his son-
in-law on the payroll in the Den-
ver Office of Land Management.
ON TOP of this he has appoint-
ed his brother-in-law, Ernest
Palmer, as Assistant to the State
Supervisor of California in the
Bureau of Land Management.
These are supposed to be under
Civil Service. They are required'
to be filled under an old and hon-
ored law passed for the purpose
of taking government jobs out of
the category of political reward.
Now, however, the motto is re-
ward by relatives as well as poli-
It will be interesting to see what
Secretary of Defense Neil McElroy
does about the several plane loads
of civilians which the Navy flew
out to San Francisco at govern-
ment expense to attend the Naval
Advisory Council. Unofficial mo-
tive behind the meeting is to mo-
bilize friends of the Navy to re-
sist Ike's reorganization of the
The free trip was arranged by
Admiral J. W. Reeves, (ret.)
former Chief of the Naval Air
Training Stationat Pensacola,
Fla., who now heads the Naval
Advisory Council. Reeves made a
deal through his successor, Vice
Admiral Robert Goldthwaite, for
planes to pick up passengers in
New York, Chicago, Washington,
Dallas, San Diego, Sarasota, Fla.,
Pensacola and New Orleans.
Admiral Goldthwaite was a
.little reluctant about supplying
the planes, but finally went ahead
as a favor td Admiral Reeves.
However, Secretary McElroy has
publicly stated that an admiral or
general who opposeshunification
should resign and fight from out-
side the service. It will be inter-
esting to see what happens.
(Copyright 1958 by Bell Syndicate, Inc.)
the time, and that is all that
* * . *,
GLENN GOULD is good.'At vari-
ance perhaps with the general be-
lief, it gives a critic great pleasure
to praise a performance. It is a
pity that the opportunity arises so
seldom. We went to Sunday's con-
cert with twisted brain and sharp-
ened pencil, and were subdued. His
technique is excellent. He can play
scale passages as only Gieseking in
our time has done before: the in-
dividual notes disappear in a con-
tinuous rippling tone that almost
sounds likeba bowed instrument.
Technique by itself though is as
nothingubut Gould has more: he
is musical, he has the sense of
musical phrasing. Or one can say
that he displays the standard sig-
nal of maturity in the several
representations of the- normal or-
gastic pattern: mastery of the
decrescendo. This concept is more
basic than music; it is of the na-
ture of life. How else can one say
it: it is easy to build a house, but
hard to live in it; it is easy to get
excited, hard to get back to work.
This is the art of relaxation, the
art of love-Beethoven, romantic,
was one first composer to make
significant use of the decrescendo,
and Gould is up to the challenge.
And one must mention the other
musicians here. They performance
was a partnership of equals (as
Beethoven intended: see D. F.
Tovey's essay on this work.) With-
out the fine balance and continua-
tion of line provided by Mr. Or-
mandy and the orchestra much of
Gould's work had been in vain. I
have never heard, for instance, a
string piansiismo like that of the
penultimate bars of the andante.
My companion remarked casu-
ally between movements that Mr.
Gould is a caution to watch. Such
is indeed the case. He seems to.
enjoy the music himself, and to
feel things with his body that are
usually left unsaid. This need not
be annoying as one does riot need
to look to listen, but his foot
stamping is something else again
. This grew so bad that an
audible whispering of "It's his
foot," made the rounds. One hopes
that Mr. Gould will eventually uti-
lize his mastery of the decrescendo
in this mattgr.
* * *
AFTER intermission we heard
Copland's Quiet City. This is
an unpretentious work based on
extremely simple materials: dis-
tinctly superior to some of the
larger works heard on other pro-
grams of this festival. It was beau-
tifully played by two solo wind in-
struments and those marvelous
strings, which put Mantovani to
shame, and play music besides.
The concluding work was Ravel's
orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pic-
tures at an Exhibition, a familiar
work which one likes to hear from
time to time. It was an exciting
performance, a fit and noisy end
to May Festival 1958.
-J. Philip Benkard
SUNDAY afternoon's concert with
the Philadelphia Orchestra, the
Choral Union, baritone Martial
Singher, violinist Michael Rabin,
and conductor Thor Johnson was
cast into two sections.
The first part featured choral
music set to texts of different reli-
gious origins : the "In Ecclesiis"
for Chorus, Brass, and Organ by
Giovanni Gabrieli, the "Sacred
Service" of Ernest Bloch, and the
"Canticle of the Martyrs" by Vit-
Already over three hundred
years old, the monumental Gabri-
eli "In Ecclesiis" will remain a
masterpiece for centuries to come.
The rather interesting Bloch
"Sacred Service" may survive our
century. However, the Giannini
"Canticle," even for its occasional
spots of curious polyphonic writing
and shifting tonal centers, is not
really original or convincing. If
there was any influence of Morav-
ian musical idioms, the end result
was too much the sound of com-
mercial television banality.
* * *
IN BOTH the chorus and brass
the Gabrieli "In Ecclesiis" suffered
from faulty intonation and attacks.
The dynamics of the chorus were
unbalanced because the sustain-
ing power of the women's voices
was not able to match that of the
men. Both the organ and brass,
though producing sufficient volume
of sound, were inflexible and
lacked clarity in the delivery of
their lines. And the whole per-
formance of the Gabrieli, it seemed
to me, was paced too slowly to fit
the character of the jubilant text.
The Bloch performance also
suffered from intonation prob-
lems, and because the work is
thickly scored in texture the mushy
orchestra sound clouded its many
The second section of this con-
cert was a performance of the
Tchaikovsky "Violin Concerto." In-
stead of following the "standing or
dancing precariously around the
stage" custom employed by most
violin soloists, Mr. Rabin, suffering
from a fever which easily justified
cancellation of his appearance, es-
tablished a precedent and per-
formed from a chair in the orches-
tra. Notable was his tasteful
phrasing and lack of eKaggera-
tion in the musical gestures. The
fine sound he produced was well
projected to the hall and care-
Rather than the circus one us-
ually expects from this too fre-
quently rendered work Mr. Rabin
and the orchestra gave -us a sensi-
tive, convincing and mature per-
THE CULTURE BIT:
Dante Goes Rock n Roll
By DAVID NEWMAN
DAILY OFFICIAL BULLETIN
INTERPRETING THE NEWS:
Ike, Acheson Emphasize Trade
B J. M. ROBERTS
Associated Press News Analyst
PRESIDENT Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Repub-
lican, and Dean Acheson, a former Demo-
cratic secretary of state, both spoke over the
weekend of the importance of foreign trade in
domestic and world affairs.
The President addressed himself to angles
connected with. extension of the reciprocal
trade and foreign aid programs.
Acheson approved the principle but criticized
administration plans as inadequate. The pro-
gram, he said, should be two or three times
He and President Eisenhower both mentioned
the importance of export trade to the domestic
economy, and the need for access to raw
materials from underdeveloped countries.
Acheson also emphasized something that
most Americans have not yet realized-that
Acheson said, to build up the industries of
underdeveloped countries, to produce the' means
with which these countries can buy-to make
them good customers as well as to strengthen
them against the get-rich-quick appeals of the
As the other face of the coin, he says imports
from these countries should be deliberately
increased and the International Monetary Fund
overhauled to provide greater exchange facili-
ACHESON touched briefly on an angle which
might be extremely valuable in convincing
the underdeveloped countries that they can
safely accept aid from the West without risking
The Soviet Union constantly plays upon old
fears, relics from colonial days.
But as Acheson points out, the industrializa-
HOLLYWOOD is getting out of
hand. A cursory glance at the
nearest marquee brings a shudder.
Clearly, the Apocalypse is just
around the corner. We find, to no-
body's satisfaction, a surfeit of
horror monster movies taking over
the visual arts. It is useless to
conjure up funny titles-you can't
beat "I Was A Teen-Age Were-
wolf" for good yoks.
Yet there seems to be some con-
fusion of purpose among the cellu-
loid gods. Whilst the till rings
merrily with goul flick money, the
major studios are concurrently re-
leasing films based on classy liter-
ature. No novelist worth his dust
jacket has not been approached
for screen immortality.
* * *-
WHILE Frankenstein rides high,
Dostoyevsky puts in his bid. VA-
RIETY gleefully lists the bonanza
box-office returns of teen-age
scare pictures each week, but such
austere publications as the New
York Times continue their daily
plea for art. The venerable Sam
Goldwyn was quoted in this past
their full-color photos of Ricky
Nelson mowing the lawn) And
what happens to the horror craze?
Scratching our unruly head, we
have attempted to come up with
a solution. Herewith is an imagi-
nary press release that may be an
indication of things to come, com-
bining the horror, the art and the
rock and roll in one Cinemascope
"HOLLYWOOD: Artsy Pictures
announced today plans to film
Dante's "Divine Comedy" as their
major Academy Award bid pic-
ture for 1959.Based on an Italian
work, the title has been changed
to 'Satan Place.' 'The public wants
good stories,' said Vice-President
Cecil Zanuck, 'and this one is a
natural. It's got laughs, thrills,
love-the whole bit. We may have
to update it a little, however'," he
* * *
"SLATED for leading roles in
the Vista-Vision production are
Tony Curtis as Dante, described by
Zanuck as 'a sort of average Joe,'
and Alec Guiness, British Academy
"Surprise casting, which set
Hollywood talking, was the choice .
of Cinemaidol Sal Mineo at Satan.
'The role is a real challenge,' said
Mineo, 'and I hope to really give
an accurate portrayal. I come from
a religious home, and my mother
wouldn't have me ruin this one.'
Screenwriters John Ciardi, Samuel
Beckett and P. G. Wodehouse are
trying to work in a drumming
sequence for Mineo, who recently
showed his rhymic prowess on the
Ed Sullivan Show.
"Artsy has given the picture a
big budget, in hopes for a large
box-office return. The film will
probably play at advanced prices
in the major cities before hitting
. * * *
"THE STUDIO is still dickering
for Marge and Gower Champion
to appear as Paolo and Francesca,
two troubled teen-agers. 'The kids
will identify,' said Zanuck. 'It
shows we understand their prob-
lems, too. We got a moral- respon-
"Artsy hopes to finish the film
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TUESDAY, MAY 6, 1958
VOL. LXVIII, NO. 154
Science Research Club. TheaMay
meeting will be held in the Rackham
Amphitheatre at 7:30 p.m. on Tues.,
May 6. Program: "Practical Applications
of Electrokymography," Richard D.
Judge, International Medicine; "Cosmic
Rays," Wayne E Hazen, Physics; Elec-
tion of officers; Dues for 1957-58 ac-
cepted after 7:10 p.m.
Mich. Chapter AAUP. The annual
business meeting is Mon., May 12, 4
p.m. in W. Conference Rm., Rackham.
Agenda includes: 1) Annual report of
officers. 2) Report on National Con-
vention by delegates Baker and Heady.
3) Election of officers for 1958-59 aca-
Scenes from Opera will be presented
by the Opera Class under the direction
of Josef Blatt, on Tues., May 6 at 8:30
p.m. in Aud. A, Angell Hall. Hugh Z.
Norton is stage director, and the
accompanists are Harry Dunscombe
and David Effron. Included on the
program are scenes from "Don Giovan-
ni," "Samson et Dalilah," "The Merry
Wives of Windsor," and "Otello." Open
to the general public.
Student Recital Postponed: The re-
cital of Southard Busdicker, clarinet-
ist, originally scheduled for Wed., May
7, at 8:30 p.m. has been postponed, and
will be held on Wed., May 14, at 8:30
p.m. in Aud. A, Angell Hall.
A cadem i Notices
Instrumentation Engineering Semi-
nar: Prof. F. J. Beutler ofthe Aeronau-
tical Eng. Dept. will speak on "~Pre-
diction and Filtering for Random Par-
ameter Systems-II" on Tues., May 6,
at 4 p.m. in Rm. 1508 E. Eng. Dept.
Mathematics Colloquium: Will meet
Tues., May 6 in Rm. 3011 Angell Hall
at 4:10 p.m. Prof. H. B. Griffiths of the
Univ. of Bristol, England will speak on
"Poincare duality for Cech theory, in-
tegers, and locally compact spaces."