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Around The World


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Sixty-Eighth Year

Vhen Opinions Are Free
Truth Will Prevail"

Noehren Performs
Bach Masterfully
ROBERT NOEHREN, University Organist and member of the School
of Music faculty, presented the thirteenth in his series of sixteen
recitals of the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach in Hill
Auditorium last Sunday afternoon.
The conception of such a series of recitals as his is, in itself, a
tremendous project. But the realizatin of that conception in the ac-
tual performances has been and remains a monumental task for which
Noehren deserves our sincerest thanks and highest praise.
The series began in the fall of 1955. at which time Noehren pre-

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



Justice Delayed Is Just Desert

rUSTICE, at long last, may be catching up
with Teamster president-elect James R.
off a.
Hoffa's almost fantastic fortune the past
w months in avoiding the penalties of his
'ady dealings has been discouraging.
During the summer, he was acquitted on a
ribe charge growing out of his alleged attempt
a induce John Cheasty, an employe of the
enate Rackets Committee, to turn over to
in (Hoffa) information frbm Committee files.
He later appeared before that Committee,
here he conveniently "forgot" practically all
e knew about Teamster affairs in New York.
he Committee nevertheless produced a great
eal of evidence involving Hoffa with Johnny
lioguardi, Tony (Ducks) Corallo and other
cketeers in the Teamster organization in
ew York.
Committee Chairman John L. McClellan, at
Ze conclusion of the current phase of the
earings ,tabled a list of 34 charges of illegal
nd unethical practices involving Hoffa.
N SPITE of this, a subsequent list of 14 ad-
ditional charges of malpractice by Hoffa, a

wiretap conspiracy charge, a five-count per-
jury indictment, a statement by McClellan that
his committee had reason to believe approxi-
mately 75 per cent of delegates to the Team-
ster international convention were illegally
chosen, and an unsuccessful (originally suc-
cessful, but reversed on appeal) court fight
on the part of a group of New York Teamsters
to delay the election on grounds of illegally
seated delegates, Hoffa was overwhelmingly
elected to the union presidency.
At last, however, the tide seems to be turn-
ing. A Federal judge Monday ordered a 10-day
delay in Hoffa's assumption of the presidency,
and instructed the union to show cause why
Teamster funds should not be tied up and a
court master put in charge, with veto power
over any union actions.
The first step has been taken. It now re-
mains for the Federal government and the
courts to follow it up, and see that Hoffa and
his ilk receive their just deserts.
Associate Editorial Director

K$~? C7,
("' /" 6-'

Below a Whirling Sputnik,
A Swirling Middle East


AS THE WESTERN WORLD recovers from
the shock of Sputnik, it can turn its atten-
tion again to the Middle East and find ample
reason for being shocked all over. The Western
observer will find the peace over that area is
shallow indeed, and Western policy to maintain
at least some order is not functioning as well
as it might.
Egypt has been moving what she calls "basic
elements" of her armed forces to Syria since
mid-September evidently to "protect" that
country from Invasion by Turkey. Egyptian
and Russian propagandists have been claiming
recently 'that the United States and Turkey are
planning to attack Syria with the United States
trying to encourage a coup there.
This troop movement has been learned of
quite recently so the size of the forces are still
in question. But Middle Eastern experts say
that Egypt is not capable of marshalling any
force that could invade Turkey or be of much
effect in stopping an invasion. Egypt's purpose
therefore, is not military.
THE' ALTERNATIVE is most likely political.
Nasser probably wants to reassert his leader-
ship of the Arab world, something that has
suffered considerably in recent tiffs with Jor-
dan's King Hussein and Saudia Arabia's King
Saud. This show of force may be able to get the
other Arab nations behind him once again and
encourage a strong anti-western line from
these countries.
It might appear this move has been pushed
in Moscow, particularly in light of recent Red
denunciations of' United States and Turkey.
But since Syrian armed forces come under the
command of an Egyptian, under terms of a
solidarity pact signed in 1955, it may be that
Nasser has moved to prevent further Soviet
domination in Syria, a trend that could push

the Egyptian leader into obscurity in Middle
Eastern politics.
But it is not safe to make such an assumption
without qualification. Any move that encour-
ages anti-Western policies among Middle East-
ern nations will be favorable to Moscow. This is
what appears to be happening.
WESTERN POLICY in the Middle East, basi-
cally directed to stabilize the area prior to
settlement of its political problems, has met
with some degree of success. It may be ques-
tioned if this resulted from simply a desire of
Nasser to catch his breath or a realization
among other leaders that stability is a pre-
requisite to approaching other problems.
But whatever the reason, Western policy-
mainly in the form of the Eisenhower Doctrine
-may soon collapse, if it hasn't already. Leban-
on, Jordan and Iraq all have avoided giving the
Doctrine a nod although all have made friendly
motions to the West. From now on, the Doctrine
will grow less and less popular.
In the meantime, unpleasant things could be
happening, primarily in the form of increased
Russian domination and corresponding threats
to Western oil supplies. It is reported that
Secretary of State John Foster Dulles con-
ceived the Eisenhower Doctrine by himself
without consultation with either the planning
staff of the Sate Department or the National
Security Council. We admit the Doctrine was
imaginative, but apparently it is not going to
work. At least one reason it isn't is the colonial
overtones that Arabs read into it. And this
should be a key consideration in the formation
of new'policy, a policy that we hope will be the
product of the best and most informed men
in the Western alliance and not of one some-
times able but not infallable diplomat.

Lo, The. Queen Coeth

man is one of the few to turn
down an invitation to Queen Eliz-
abeth's reception in Washington.
Official reason: previous engage-
ment. Unofficially Truman has
confided to friends that he was so
charmed by the Queen as a prin-
cess that he wants to remember
her that way . . . Truman's f a-
mo ous off-the-cuff, from-the-
heart toast to Elizabeth in 1951
was: "When I was a little boy, I
read about the fairy princess and
here she is." . . . The Queen's visit
was originally planned to give a
lift to sagging Anglo-American
friendship and British prestige in
the United States. Now, thanks to
Sputnik and Russia's ICBM, it
looks as if it's American prestige
that needs bolstering . . . Prime
Minister Harold Macmillan is so
worried, not only about United
States prestige, but allied prestige,
that he has offered to fly to the
United States immediately to
confer with Eisenhower regarding
Russian scientific progress. Mac-
millan had planned to confer with
Ike next winter when the Presi-
dent is tentatively scheduled to
return the Queen's call. But now
he considers the Russian ad-
vances so serious that he has sent
word he's ready to fly to Wash-
ington any time Ike says the
Embassy experts who have been
staying up nights trying to figure
all the kinks that might occur
during Her Majesty's visit, at first
were worried over the Queen's
greeting the Ambassadors of Na-
tionalist China and Egypt. Eng-
land does not have relations with
these two countries, so officially
she could not receive them. Here
is how they solved the impasse:
Canada recognizes Egypt, and the
Queen is Empress of Canada.
Thererfore, she can officially re-
ceive the Egyptian Ambassador
... Also, Australia recognizes Na-
tionalist China, and the Queen is
Empress of Australia; so she can

greet the Chinese Nationalist Am-
bassador, Witty Hollington Tong
... It's likely that the Australian
Ambassador, Sir Percy Spender,
will stand with Her Majesty when
she greets the Chinese, and the
Canadian Ambassador when she
greets the Egyptian ... The idea
that the Dominions are top-dogs
in the British Empire is being so
emphasized that Australian Am-
bassador Spender, who outranks
British Ambassador Sir Harold
Caccia, will be more prominent in
the festivities than Caccia. To
those who knew the old British
Embassy in the days when its in-
vitation was more coveted than
one from the White House, this is
It will be drowned out in the
salutes and salaams to Queen
Elizabeth, but a question reaching
into the vitals of American gov-
ernment comes up for decision to-
morrow. It's whether the indepen-
dent government agencies, cre-
ated by Congress and answerable
to Congress, shall be required to
show their files to Congress.
THE MAN who will pose this
question may become another
Harry Truman - if he sticks to
his guns and wins his battle. He
is Congressman Morgan Moulder,
a Missourian who, like Truman, is
chairman of a committee ap-
pointed to investigate agencies
which have become the most pow-
erful in Washington.
These commissions, such as the
Federal Power Commission, Com-
munications Commission, Inter-
state Commerce, Civil Aeronau-
tics., Securities and Exchange,
have the power to award priceless
TV licenses, fix rail rates, award
airplane routes worth millions,
and police the stock market. They
are not responsible directly to the
White H o u s e, yet they have
claimed immunity from complete
congressional scrutiny.
At the urging of Speaker Sam
Rayburn, a committee headed by
Moulder has now been set up to
investigate them. However, the
chairmen of the seven agencies

got together at a private lunch
at the University Club, where they
decided to buck the probe by re-
fusing to permit inspection of
their files,
Some Republicans, led by hard-
working John Bennett of Michi-
gan, have sided with Moulder in
demanding a showdown. When
the showdown comes tomorrow,
however, you can bet that Rep.
Oren Harris, great friend of the
big airlines, himself part-owner of
a TV station, will side with the
A total of 960 newsmen have
applied for credentials to cover
Queen Elizabeth's Washington
visit. This is twice as many as the
434 applications when she came
here as a princess . . . The crush
to greet her is also worrying
White House housekeepers. The
state dinner table at the White
House seats sixty. The Queen's
party has fifteen.
This leaves 45 seats for Ameri-
can guests, which . traditionally
must include representatives of
Congress and the Supreme Court,
since the United States is a gov-
ernment of three branches - the
executive, the judiciary, and the
legislative. Result: Some Cabinet
members won't be invited, and
confidentially, they are really
* * *
EVERY minute of the Queen's
program has been so carefully
clocked that a stop watch was
even used to do it. Her protocol
handlers can't afford to have her
late. They have allowed her five-
minute periods to freshen up ev-
ery two hours, except when she
attends the North Carolina-Mary-
land game, when there will be no
freshening-up break from 1:15
p.m. when she leaves for the
game, to 6 p.m. when she returns.
Phillip also threw a slight mon-
key wrench into royal courtiers
with his remark in Ottawa that
he and the Queen wanted to visit
California. The State Department
had urged such a visit, but the
court had said no.
(Copyright 1957 by Bell Syndicate Inc.)

sented a group of four programs.
1956 and again in the spring of
1957, each time with a group of
four recitals. The present group
concludes the series.
The planning of these programs
reveals careful and considerate
thought on the part of Noehren.
Interest and attention* is sus-
tained throughout by the variety
of each program.
** *
THE C MAJOR Prelude and
Fugue with which N o e h r e n
opened his program Sunday is a
stirring work of impressive pro-
portions. Noehren's performance
was excellent. He brought out the
contrapuntal lines of the fugue
with great clarity.
A group of Chorale Preludes
continued the program. It is in
these intimate pieces that much
of Bach's great and masterful
composition is revealed. Taking a
simple and often well-known
cho'ale tune, Bach wove contra-
puntal lines around it, creating
contrast and intense interest
around the tune. The very simpli-
city of the tune is accented by the
polyphonic web around it.
* * * -
NOEHREN'S understanding of
the chorale prelude is masterful.
There is a constant temptation
in this form to over-dramatize or
underplay. Noehren avoids both
of these pitfalls, and plays the
chorales with simplicity and great
beauty, never forgetting the litur-
gical function for which they
were originally intended.
The programncontinued with
the familiar and lovely Trio-
Sonata No. 5 in C major.
In the second group of Chorale
Preludes, special mention should
go to the truly beautiful perform-
ance of "I Cry to Thee, Lord Je-
sus Christ." The plaintive melody
of this gorgeous chorale is per-
fect for such a lovely setting.
Noehren performed it most ad-
mirably. The triumphant mood
of the short "Salvation Now Is
Come to Earth" was well brought
The program closed with the
Prelude and Fugue in G minor.
* * *
DEALING in superlatives is an
art that most music reviewers
have little experience with, so it
becomes difficult to adequately
express my real appreciation for
this splendid series of recitals. It
has been my privilege and plea-
sure to attend all of the first thir-
teen recitals. I hope that it shall
not be necessary to miss any of
the remaining three.
The organ music of J. S. Bach
represents the pinnacle of music
for that instrument and is among
the finest works to come out of
the early 18th century. The op-
portunity to hear these works is
one not to be missed without re-
-Robert Jobe
No Limit
AMERICA has no limit to what
we shall be in this world as a
social organism, as a great leader
among peoples. Her civilization,
based upon a deeply felt religious
faith, is one that must be spread
to others, particularly its advan-
tages-material and cultural.
It must be done on a voluntary
basis. We must make ourselves
available to our fellowmen to help
them, if we ourselves are going to
We must wipe out differences
based on prejudice, unreasoning
adherence to our own beliefs, and
refusing to listen to our neighbors.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower

It was continued in the spring of
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phony Concert only.
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of the University Faculty will be a 6:00
p.m. dinner at the Inglis House, 2301
Highland Road, Wed., Oct. 16.
Agenda, Student Government Council
Oct. 16, 1957, 7:30 p.m., Council Room.
Minutes of the previous meeting.
Officer reports: President, Campus
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Campus Chest Board, Daily Question-
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Nov. 27 Int. Student Assoc. movies,
Nov. 8 Student Government Council,
program, Mrs. Roosevelt, speaker; Nov.
9, Int. Student Assoc., Monte Carlo
Ball, Union Ballroom; Nov. 21, 22, 23,
Gilbert and Sullivan, "Trial by Jury"
"The Sorcerer"; Dec. 7 performance,
Rackham, Detroit.
Early Registration passes-Aaron Kra-
Student Activities Library, purpose,
content - Sarah Baker.
Education and Social welfare: Survey
on financial barriers to college en-
trance;tExamination schedules, early
Public Relations; Publications.
Election Committee, Rule No. 7.
Old and New Business.
Members and constituents time.
Research Club: The October meeting
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p.m.I in Rackham Amphitheatre. Two,
papers will be read: Louise E. Cuyler
(Music) on "Pursuing the Elusive Flat"
and Horace W. Davenport (Physiology)
on "Studies in Gastric Acid Secretions."
The fourth of the Thomas Spencer
Jerome Lectures will be given on Wed.,
Oct. 16 in the Rackham Amphitheater
at 4:15 p.m. Professor Adcock's subject
will be "The Age of Revolution."
University Lecture. Auspices of the
L.S.&A. Committee for the Alexander
Hamilton Bicentennial Celebration.
Prof. Broadus Mitchell, Department of
Economics, Rutgers State University,
will lecture on "The Alexander Ham-

ton Nobody Knows." Thurs., Oct. 17,
4:15 p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Carillon Recital: 7:15 p.m. Thurs.,
Nov. 17, by Sidney Giles, Assistant Uni-
versity Carillonneur: compositions' for
the carillon by W, Lawrence Curry, Ka-
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Benoit, J.S. Bach, Leo Delibes, and
Franz Schubert.
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Group Insurance Experience Rating.
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A FEW DAYS after Sputnik was launched,
Mr. Dulles left Washington for a long week-
end at his island retreat. This was a sensible
thing to do if it meant that, instead of making
statements, e was taking time out to think
whether and how what Sputnik signifies has
affected this country's position in the world.
He will not, we must suppose, have comforted
himself, as did the President at his press con-
ference, with the notion that Sputnik is a
"scientific" achievement which has no serious
"military" importance. He cannot entertain the
crude ideas that there are two separate com-
partnients-one for science and one for the
military-that there is some vast difference be-
tween launching a missile and launching a
satellite. Mr. Dulles cannot have any doubt
that a nation which can launch Sputnik is very
far advanced in science, in engineering, and in
industrial capacity. Nor can he doubt that if
this advance continues, or, as it might, if it is
compounded and becomes cumulative, there will
be a radical alteration in the world balance of
In this connection, we must remember that in
world politics men commonly discount what
they believe is the future, treating what they
think will happen as if it had already happened.
T HE DISCOUNTING of this expectation by
the rest of the world is having a profound
effect on the American position. Mr. Dulles, in
his retreat, can hardly have failed to ponder
deeply the consequences. For what he and his
country are faced with is the disparity between
our actual power and the positions to which
we are committed, the objectives we have de-
clared for, in our foreign policy.

thrown, or surrender. While we wait for one of
these happy ending, we subsidize a Chinese
government in Formosa which can never be
the government of China, and is manifestly
deteriorating. Because of this fundamentally
false estimate of the realities of power in east-
ern Asia, our prestige has been declining since
long before the launching of Sputnik. For our
aims are no doubt righteous. But in the hard
and sour realities of world politics, good inten-
tions are not a policy.
OUR GERMAN POLICY, which has been
largely dominated by Dr. Adenauer, is based
on' the curious notion that Russia can be in-
duced' to surrender, to allow Eastern Germany
to be swallowed by Western Germany, and to
let a reunified Germany to be incorporated as
the strongest European military power in
NATO. If there is a single responsible and in-
formed man who, when he is off the record,
believes in this fairy tale, I have never met him.
Most of those who say they believe in it really
believe that it is just as well if Germany is not
A German policy which is so unrealistic and
so ambiguous must in the nature of things crack
up. Yet we have no other Germany policy.
Our Middle Eastern policy is based on the
extraordinary notion that Russia, the greatest
power bordering on the Middle East, can like
Czarist Russia in the days of the supremacy of
Britain, be excluded. Because of this underlying
fallacy, no policy we undertake in the Middle
East can really succeed. For Russia cannot be
excluded, and what is more, the Arab states,
who want to work both sides-of the street, object
to excluding her.


U' Football Po s Prestige Discussed

To the Editor:
DON'T we all feel sophisticated
and so superior after reading
your "Hiram Walker" story about
the Michigan State game. It may,
be that in calling MSU fans hicks,
Michigan partisans feel they can
salvage some prestige lost in the
Spartans smashing victory.
Hicks or not, State fans will con-
tinue to take pride in their team
because MSU consistently succeeds
in what it sets out to do-build a
powerful football machine. Since
1948, they have been doing a better
job than we have.
Perhaps, you say, we don't want
a winning team badly enough to
push the sport as forcefully as
State, nor do we need gridiron
prestige to gain stature as a uni-

cheering Saturday fans may indi-
cate that it has become too diffi-
cult to compromise with them. It is
interesting that the same observers
at intramural games are enthusi-
astic cheerers. They cheer despite
the absence of a great proficiency
for the game, or a giant, colorful
specatcle in a beautiful stadium.
What they do see is the game
played to win by participants who
take pride in representing their
fraternity or residence. unit. But
above these considerations, the
game is played primarily for the
sheer enjoyment of it.
It would be dangerous to apply
this perspective to varsity compe-
tition, for after all, it might inter-
fere with the University's impor-
tant service of Saturday entertain-
ment for otherwise bored students
and alumni.

wonder how anyone can really call
State's policy of straight-forward
pursuit of victory shameful.
If the lack of cheering at games
does indicate that portions of the
student body find that an efficient
football machine cannot exist
with traditional intellectual stan-
dards, it will be interesting to see
which will be considered more im-
portant by the student body and
-Fred Korn, '60
Disgruntled ...
To the Editor:
IT WOULD appear from the re-
cent showing of our football
team that once again, proper
coaching makes the difference be-
tween fielding a football power and
putting a bunch of boys in football

WE REALIZE that young talent
must be tried to earn their self-
confidence but please not at the
hands of Michigan State. We
would suggest their earning their
battle scars at the hands of Slip-
pery Rock State Teachers College
or Ferris Institute of Technology
so that the winning tradition of
Michigan is upheld.
We were confident before the
game that Michigan would uphold
the tradition of such stars as Kra-
mer, Ortmann, Elliott et. al. How-
ever, despite our verbal and mon-
etary assurances to the staunch
supporters of that "other school"
in East Lansing that are helping
us defend the civilian population,
we were disgruntled to the point
of going AWOL. Please help us
remedy this situation.




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