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Boston Symphony
Concert Outstanding
THE BOSTON Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Charles
Munch played before a capacity audience last evening at Hill Audi-
torium. Munch, who conducted with his usual conservative style, di-
rected an outstanding performance.
The program represented a question mark. It began with the "Sym-
phony in G minor" by Mozart, continued with "Jeu de Cartes" by
Stravinsky and closed with the "Symphony No. 4" by Johannes Brahms.
The first and last works were ones with underlying sadness. And what
of the Stravinsky? This was the surprise, and quite a pleasant one.


)AY, OCTOBER 18, 1957


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Honor System Vote
An Effective Compromise

sion to hold a kind of referendum on an
experimental honor system in the literary col-
lege later in the year was an effective "way out"
for the group.
The move is a compromise-a compromise
which favors one SGC point of view, but a
compromise nevertheless.,
One group on the Council wanted a referen-
dum quite strongly. The reasons for this atti-
tude varied, but on a vote for a referendum
they would have banded together. Some of i he
members felt the Council's job is to get student
opinion . and, on this project, a referendum
would be necessary to do that.
Some may have felt that when put to a refer-
endum an honor system would be defeated,
and these people were opposed to an honor
Others may have felt that a Council decision
:n the subject might prove embarrassing in
the future, and still others felt that such a
program should not be crammed down peoples
They got their referendum.
] OWEVER, the other side-those opposed to
the referendum-were also, at least some-
what appeased. The major point of this group

was that a referendum on an honor system
would be invalid without students first having
experienced it.
But the group was also concerned about the
proper dissemination of information on the
issue in such a short time as one month, and
it felt that the introduction of this issue as
part of an election campaign would result in
At least the second part of this group's
desire has been realized.A vote will be taken,
but late in the year, and it will be free from
the distortions of any hot campaign.
Also, because the elections will be held in
class rooms, if the administrative board ap-
proves, that atmosphere will certainly be more
The classroom also provides an effective
means of distributing educational material and
of learning faculty viewpoints.
But the important thing is that on an issue
over which there was strong disagreement, an
answer was worked out which has something to
offer everybody on the Council.
It would be good to see problems worked
out in a similar manner in the future. This
method is infinitely superior to stubborn bick-
ering in which nothing at all is accomplished.

Tito Proving a Bad Investment

Arms Aid Policy 'Myopic'

The Mozart symphony is onec
type written during the summer of]
interpretation. Most recent per-
formances emphasize its dramatic
possibilities. This was the type of
performance renedered by the
Boston Symphony.
THE orchestra played from the
very beginning with a determin-
ation and drive. The second
movement, played after a long
and distracting pause caused by
late comers ,is Mozart in his best
lyric form.
The Minuet truly exemplifies
the true spirit of this music.
Munch's reading of this section
emphasized the certain basic pow-
er in the music, yet always had
melancholy. This is not a delicate
dance, but rather music merely
set in this form and straining in
its confinement. The interpreta-
tion of this movement was one
of the high points of the concert.
The final movement of this
symphony is based on a theme of
almost folk song simplicity. But
in the development section, inde-
cision seems to take Mold as exem-
plified in the constant repetition
of one musical idea.
* * *
THE music for the ballet "The
Card Game" was composed in
1936. The ballet is built around
three deals in a game of poker.
Th dances represent the cards.
The music is in many ways
typically modern, dissonant and
y ct not atonal, light and humor-
Here is a composition that de-
serves more playings than it has
received. It is a pleasure to hear
something played at Hill that is
not an "old stand-by."
The final composition is one
which can only be. appreciated in
a live performance. In defending
this composition after a two-pi-
ano performance, Brahms stated
that it can only be appreciated in
an orchestral setting.
* * *
THIS composition by the lead-
ing symphonic composer of the
last half of the nineteenth cen-
tury was performed with great
warmth and feeling. Charles
Munch's reading of this music.left
little to be desired.
The performance of the third
movement was most colorful, the
finale, brilliant.
Of special interest were a num-
ber of excellent flute and bassoon
solos, played by Doriot Dwyer and
Sherman Walt. Munch gracious-
ly acknowledged the former's
This reviewer felt that there
was a certain lack of dynamic
contrast. The soft passages were
occasionally louder than one
might wish. This was especially
true of the Mozart., I
-Leroy Jaffe

YUGOSLAVIA'S recent recognition of Com-
munist East Germany has set Western capi-
tals buzzing and has given West German
Chancellor Konrad Adenauer the first crisis of
his third term.
Tito's policy break with Western nations,
which have refused to open diplomatic relations
with the Red puppet state, is another victory
for Russia in the cold war. The Yugoslav gov-
ernment now follows the Soviet line on all
phases of foreign policy-abolition of all de-
fense pacts, admission of Red China to the
United Nations, disarmament on Soviet terms
and the rest.
Tito has now fallen into the Soviet line on
Germany. As explained by Tito, the recognition
of two German states will aid the reunification
of Germany. Under this plan, reunification can
best be achieved by negotiations between the
two equal and sovereign nations. The fact that
East Germany is still technically a Russian
occupation territory and is not, in fact, free is
overlooked in this argument.
Tito, of course, did not alone make up his
mind on this move. It is generally believed by
diplomats in Belgrade that Khrushchev ex-
erted strong pressure on the Yugoslav president
to make this move at their meeting early in
August. Wladyslaw Gomulka, Polish Communist
party leader, and Communist China are both
thought to have pressed hard for the action.
HILE YUGOSLAVIA is, in fact, free of the
Soviet influence as far as its internal affairs
are concerned, it is not totally immune from
exte nal Russian pressure, being an independent
Conmunist country in the Red Satellite zone.
Tito's reinstatement of diplomatic relations
with Russia has forced him to listen to Khrush-
chev with a more attentive ear than he used
with Stalin.
Yugoslavia's move has caused a major prob-
lem for West Germany's foreign policy with ie-
gard to East Germany. Thus far, the Adenauer
regime has not recognized any nation which
has maintained diplomatic relations with the
Red sector of Germany. They feel that they are,
in fact, the only German government. :Russia
has been exempt from this double recognition
policy since West Germany considers the USSR
occupying the German territory as the West

occupied the free German sector after World
War II. Now that a non-satellite nation has
recognized both German states, Adenauer's
threatened foreign policy of breaking diplo-
matic relations with any violator can be put
to the test.
Belgrade feels that Germany will not Co this
and thus risked the move at this time, probably
to strengthen Tito's position next month when
he meets the Russian leaders in Moscow.
The German choice then is either. to sever
diplomatic relations with Yugoslavia or 'change
its foreign policy. This task now faces the
newly re-elected Adenauer government.
WEST GERMANY is left still another alter-
tative. When Tito threatened his recent
action last year, West Germany promptly
signed an economic agreement with Yugo-
slavia, providing for a $58 million loan to Tito
and a liberal settlement of Yugoslavia's trade
debt with West Germany. Adenauer could now
void this agreement since Tito has broken lis
word on the East German issue. Since Russia
has extended him $250 million in credit re-
cently, Tito will probably risk the voiding of the
German pact.
Adenauer's probable action will be a mild
reproof of the Yugoslav action, probably a long
delay in replacing the ambassador to Belgrade
who recently died. West Germany, being a world
power, can afford to, and probably will, wait to
see if the repercussions of the Yugoslav action
are severe enough to demand stronger action.
Since Tito's action in this affair now com-
pletes his policy break with the West, the
United States should give very serious con-
sideration to cancelling aid to Tito. The $1,400,
000,000 he has received in the last eight years
has given him enough strength to resist the
West and drift ever further into the Soviet
camp. If economic aid from the U.S. vere cut
off, Tito would then be forced to choose between
a pro-Western policy or Russian domination,
a choice which, in any event, would clarify his
foreign policy and his intentions.
If Tito's game is, as it appears, to build a
strong Russian satellite with American dollars,
we might as well save our foreign aid for a
better cause.

To the Editor:
UNITED STATES arms aid to
"friendly" countries, either
through the collective security
pacts or individually, were no
doubt intended to check or con-
tain Communism. However, the
global picture of today clearly in-
dicates that the impact of such a
policy with the conditions of the
particular regions only gave rise
to elements core conducive to
The whole policy of arms aid
proved too naive and myopic, when
it failed to foresee how the oth-
er countries in any region, at po-
litical strife with the countries
which the United States is arm-
ing, will react.
Whatever assurances the United
States may give that these arms
will be used only for defense
against Communism, these other
countries cannot instinctively rest
at peace when their 'enemy' coun-
tries are being armed, for what-
ever reason it may be.
Further, it will be a great blun-
der if one fails to realize that the
local animosity and hatred, fanned
almost to fanatacism by historical
and emotional awareness, sway
these regions far more powerfully
than any fear or threat of Com-

munism. Under this phenomenon
it looks, indeed, strange, nay even
absurd, if these other countries al-
so turn to the United States for
arms help.
The only other two alternatives
are that these other countries ei-
ther turn to Russia for arms or
else try to build up their own de-
fense independently.
In the former case, Russia gets
a certain amount of control over
these countries which it is the
aim of United States foreign poli-
cy to prevent. The Arab countries,
notably Syria, may be cited as
examples of this case. In the lat-
ter case, the country spends such
a vast percentage of its budget
on its defense that its national
economy is soon shattered and the
country becomes more vulnerable
to Communism.
India is a good example of this
case. Had United States not armed
Pakistan, India could have di-
verted that vast percentage of her
defense budget to stabilize her
econonly and uplift her teeming
millions. Then, that ugly victory
of Communism in one of her states
(where unemployment touched a
peak figure) and her present eco-
nomic plight could have been
Thus, United States arms policy

is only silently and imperceptibly
creating in these regions condi-
tions more and more conducive to
-Thomas S. David, Grad.
Bad Scene . . .
To the Editor:
WHAT'S this? After the city ap-
pealed by letter and cited a
possible loss of $200,000 revenue
from state allocations, the Census
Bureau said it would probably in-
clude University students in Ann
Arbor's population count in 1960
as it did in 1950.
Then why do we have such a
hard job registering to vote come
election time? Many eligible stu-
dents are denied this privilege on
the grounds that they are "stu-
dents" not "residents."
Moreover, though the Census
Bureau is willing to accept us as
Ann Arbor residents, the Univer-
sity continues to demand out-of-
state fees from the very people
whose presence brings more state
money to the town.
It looks like a squeeze from
several sides, and it's a bad scene,
-Murray Melbin, Grad.

of the three brilliant works of this
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April, 1958,
Student Government Council, sum-
mary, action taken at meeting held
October 16, 1957.
Heard report of Honors SystemStu-
dy Committee and Elections Commit-
tee relating to feasibility and possible
wordings of a referendum in November
regarding introduction of an Honor
Approved motion providing that
Honor System Study Committee nego-
tiate with the Administrative Board of
the College of Literature Science end
the Arts to hold a school-wide vote on
the possibility of having an honor sy-
tem in that college, after having pre-
sented to the student body a plan ap-
proved by Student Government Coun-
cil for such a system.
Heard outline of plans for Campus
Chest Fund Drive, including two day
bucket drive, Oct. 28-Novn2.
Approved motion instructing te
Campus Chest Board to organize a so-
licitation of the University faculty and
authorized it to solicit in any section
of Ann Arbor it deems desirable.
Heard report on Conference on Stu-
dent Travel, including plans to estab-
lish an International Travel Study In-
formation Service.
Approved change of date for "Hilel-
zapoppin" from March 29-December S.
Approved International Student As-
sociation discussion program, October
23. Approved ULLR Ski Club, program
November 6.
Approved SGC program as part of In-
ternational Week, speaker, Mrs. Roose-
velt, Nov. 8.
Approved International Student As-
sociation, Monte Carlo Ball, Novem-
ber 9.
Approved Gilbert and Sullivan per-
formances November 21, 22 and 23,
December 7.
Denied International Student Asso-
ciation, request for presentation of
monthly movies on October 30, Novem-
ber 27. This was felt to be a conflict
with the accepted policy proposal that
"Cinema Guild shall be the only stu-
dent organization authorized to pre-
sent a regular program of motion pic-
tures for an admission fee"
Approved, revised constitution for
Education School Council.
Amended Election Rule No. 7 to read
"No campaigning in meal lines in Uni-
versity Residence Halls except by ex-
press permission of the responsible
Granted extension for filing of peti-
tion for Student Government Council
to Joan Knoertzer due to confinement.
in Health Service. Extension applies to
filing of signatures only, all other re-
quirements to be fulfilled by the estab-
lished deadline Friday, Oct."18, 6 p.m.
Heard representatives of Galens in
support of their request for reconsid-
eration of the definition of campus
area as accepted by the Council at the
October 9 meeting. Motion to recon-
sider definition of campus area failed.
Jim Elsman will be the guest of the
Office of Religious Affairs at a coffee
hour, Fri., Oct. 18, 4:15 p.m., Lane Hall
Library. Jim will speak about his ex-
periences at Little Rock, and the far-
reaching implications of the events

Astronomy D e p a r t m e n t Visitors'
Night. Fri., Oct. 18, 8:00 p.m. Rm. 2003,
Angell Hal[ Robert C. Bless will speak
on "Dust in Space." After the lecture
the Student Observatory on the fifth
floor of Angell Hall will be open for
inspection and for telescopic observa-
tions of a double star and cluster. Chil-
dren welcomed, but must be accom-
panied by adults.
Italian Music of the 17th and 18th
centuries, performed by a String Or-
chestra under the direction of Gilbert
Ross, 8:30 p.m. Fri., Oct. 18, in Lydia
Mendelssohn Theater. Compositions by
Corelli, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Torelli; open
to the general public without charge.
Organ Recital: 4:15 p.m. Sun., Oct.
20, in Hill Auditorium. Professor Noeh-
ren will continue his series of Bach re-
citals with the following works: Pre-
lude and Fugue in C major, Chorale
Preludes 1) If Thou bu Suffer God to
Guide Thee, 2) Hark! A Voice Saith:
"All is Mortal," and 3) 0 How Cheating,
O How Fleeting; Eight short Preludes
and Fugues; Chorale Preludes: All
Glory Be to God on High, In Thee
Lord. Have I Put My Trust, and Jesus,






Committee Operations Must Be Improved


Power Politics No More

THERE IS NO OBVIOUS reason why Khrush-
chev should be conducting such a big agita-
tion about Turkey and Syria. He cannot really
believe that the United States government is
inciting the Turks to attack Syria and thus to
precipitate a war which, once started, would
involve the whole NATO alliance. Nor can we
believe that the Soviet Union is looking forward
for a pretext to attack Turkey, and thus to pre-
cipitate a world war. There must be something
less world-shaking at stake.
It seems to be a plausible guess to say that
what is at stake is the control of the Syrian
government, and more specifically whether the
military dictatorship shall be composed of
officers and bureaucrats who are dependent on
Moscow. If this is correct, then the story began
last summer when the former government
became infiltrated and then dominated by a
group of men who had the support of the
Soviet Union and also of Nasser's Egypt.
To this successful intrigue Mr. Dulles reacted
strongly. As the event has shown, in public
at least he over-reacted, and deeply embar-

trigue is in Turkey which would, of course, wel-
come the overthrow of the present pro-Soviet
government in Damascus.
HERE IS SOME reason for thinking that the
intrigue has been making headway and that
its agents may have been coming across the
Turkish-Syrian border, that they may have
begun to penetrate- successfully the Syrian
army on which the government depends. The
best reason for thinking that this may have
happened is Nasser's extraordinary action in
sending a battalion of Egyptian troops into
northern Syria. This action would be military
absurdity if what Khrushchev talks about-
Turkish aggression backed by the United States
-were really in the making. For what on Earth
could a few hundred soldiers do if it came to
But if we think of the Egyptian soldiers as
having been sent in to watch the Syrian troops
and to strengthen the hands of the government
in Damascus as against a counter revolutionary
plot, Nasser's action in sending them is intelli-

Daily Staff Writer
WEDNESDAY night's Student
Government Council meeting
was again a rather shoddy affair,
marking the second week that
this has happened.
It was so poor this time that
several members of the Council
saw fit to comment on it during
members time at the close of the
Perhaps an analysis of why
meetings have broken down as
badly as they have is in order, be-
cause it is clear that action must
be taken before things degenerate
very much further.
The first thing that seems to
have had a disastrous effect on
the Council is the breakdown or
impending breakdown of the
committee system.
Committees don't seem to be
able to handle responsibility any
longer, and the Council finds it-
self doing what should be com-
mittee work.
* * *
"IT'S difficult to pinpoint the
time when this first began. There
was one time last spring when
Scott Chrysler, chairman of the
Health Insurance Committee,
which had the right to make all
negotiations in the name of the
Council, used to ask the Council
-without recommendationdfrom
the committee - to decide on
such things as where maternity
benefits should be attached and
what post-cards to students
should say. These were clearly
committee problems.
Wednesday, the Council had to

examined, and nobody had, both-
ered to check on available halls.
Most definitely, a Union re-
port on the same problem was a
great deal more comprehensive.
But one can't help but wonder
why the Union did not bring I he
information to the Calendaring
Committee instead of grand-
standing before the Council and
taking excessive time.
The entire matter should have
been worked out by the SGC com-
The problem also exists with
"ad hoc" committees. These are
groups set up to investigate spe-
cial matters. SGC's committee on
its Daily elections supplement
never even bothered to elect a
chairman, and neither has the
new supplement questions com-
. *
A CHAIRMAN is needed, if for
nothing else, to call meetings.
This committee presented to the
Council the same alternatives the
Council had discussed the week
before, with nothing at all new
except that it favored one of
And then discussion on the
Council floor was virtually identi-
cal with the week before.
The "ad hoc" committee set up
last spring to study the Interna-
tional Center is barely getting
Another problem occurs because
Council members only seem to be
concerned about what the com-
mittees are doing when the com-
mittees report to SGC.
It would seem logical that a
member interested in a specific

cil right now is a deep distrust on
the part of some members of the
Executive Committee. Some feel
this committee has too much
power and wish to whittle away
at it. These people fight with the
committee -and examine it closely_
at meetings, again taking a great
deal of time.
These discussions could be just
as effective, in fact more so, in
private. Ironically, the Executive
Committee is elected by the Coun-
cil - the president by acclama-
Another difficulty with the
Council right now is excessive in-
formality. The Council has de-
veloped a tradition of informality
which is fine. Unfortunately, this
informality has degenerated into
disrespect and a marked lack of
One ex-officio member of the
Council now brings extra-curricu-
lar reading matter to the meeting
and sits back with it when the
discussion bores him.
MANY OF the members spend
part of the time making nasty
cracks about each other. Scott
Chrysler, for instance, keeps snip-
ing at The Daily, and Jean
Scruggs snipes at Chrysler and
Joe Collins.
People very often don't bother
to pay attention to what is going
on. The question "What is being
discussed now?" is heard all too
There is no doubt that at this
point a stronger chair is needed.
As long as things could be ac-
complished informally, this kind
of meeting is ideal. But when it

some precaution should be taken
to be sure that something will be
,iaded by the discussion. Last
night's talk on Hillel by a consti-
tuent added absolutely nothing to
the information before the Coun-
cil on the problem, except that
this person was sorely disturbed.
The question might be raised
about the length of time meetings
now take, "What should anybody
care? The only people's time the
Council is wasting is its own?"
Nothing could be further from the
In the first place, because
meetings have been running late,
issues and discussions have been
postponed. One discussion on the
expenditure of 440 dollars for the
Public Relations Committee has
been. postponed for two weeks, and
since the Council ran a deficit
last year, budgetary items, espe-
cially ones that great, should be
given careful consideration.
* * *
SECOND, the Council gets slop-
py late at night. People wish they
were home studying, and they're
tired. Issues just can't be given
proper consideration.
Third, this time could better be
devoted to either "ad hoc" com-
mittee work, or even learning
more about the Council.
Fourth, constituents attending
the meeting can only lose respect
for the Council and, in a sense,'
withdraw support.-Panhel's presi-
dents, who have been attending
the last several meetings, can only
take back sad reports of the
Council procedure to their houses,
making any Council decision less





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