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Sixty-Eighth Year

When Opinions Are Free
Truth Wil Prevail"

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"Down, Boy"
4 4

Serkin Recital:
Bach to Brahms
pIANIsT Rudolph Serkin's recital last night at Hill Auditorium fea-
tured four major works from Bach to Brahms. It is unusual and
unique these days that one pianist runs the gamut from the Baroque
to the romantic, and furthermore, that one pianist plays all major
works. Yet this is what Serkin did in his very personal, precise, and
nervous style.
Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fague i 1D Minor provide a vir-
tuoso opening to the recital. Serkin takes liberties with the woik, as
any good pianist must in an attempt to project the same spirit of the
harpsichord, for which the piece was originally written. Serkin's use
of the pedal, his dynamics, and his


~RDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1957


Union Senate


Shows Well Thursday Night


U NIVERSITY men should be aware of the
good job done Thursday night by the Union
For the Union Senate that night not only
proved itself to be a workable body, but it
iroved that it can be of benefit in discussing
ampus issues. These two points, while sus-
rected before, were made very evident at last
'hursday's meeting.
The speed and unanimity with which the
Jnion Senate handled the procedural question
rhlch had taken up the main part of'the last
aeetlng was amazing. Credit goes to the plan-
ding committee which worked out a very good
lan, which is both specific enough to provide
Sworkable framework for the Senate, and gen-
ral enough not to hamper the Senate in ac-
ompllshing its aims. Credit should also go to
he Senate as a whole for realizing that much
ould have been lost by quibbling over pro-
edural fine points.
The second topic on the agenda was discus-.
Ion of pre-registration exam schedules. The
lenate came off very well on this topic too,
bowing by their vote that early publication of
zam schedules is something desired by a good
miajority of the Senators. Many Senators made
I plain 'too that they had made an effort to
;et house opinion before coming to the meeting.

DISCSSION of Homecoming brought out
many suggestions for improving Homecom-
ing. Many could have been thought of by the
Homecoming Central committee, to be sure,
but it is doubtful whether any ideas coming
from the Homecoming committee would have
expressed so precisely what the students felt
could- be done to improve Homecoming.
But the Union Senate is in rather a peculiar
position. No matter how qualified its repre-
sentatives may be, or no nmatter how much im-
port the topics discussed may have, the Union
Senate will have very little effect unless the
Senate representatives can feel that their
housing units are showing some interest. For
apathyf breeds apathy as the Student Govern-
ment Council elections have shown. If the Sen-
ators lose interest, the Senate is finished as a
body of any benefit to the University.
With the last meeting the members of the
Senate have shown themselves, both individu-
alfy and collectively, to be capable.
Now it is up to the men of the University
to fulfill their half of the "bargain" and show
the. Senate representatives that they too are
interested in campus problems and in making
the Senate a success. -

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'U' Must Maintain and Expand

Post Office A waits Sputnik

RECENT SPEECH by Harold M. Dorr,
dean of state-wide education, was gretifylng
In some respects but could also be slightly mis.-
In light of the recent remarks by many
educators urging the reappraisal and re-evalua-
tion of our high school educational programs,
Dean Dorr's comments on the role of the Uni-
versity In high school education were especially
appropriate. Of particular note was the Dean's
remark that through the University's extension
service high school teachers can continue their
educationi while remaining in their own com-
Most of the students who heard the speech
were probably very happy to hear Dean Dorr
express concern over the higher cost of educa-
'tion. It was also gratifying to hear the Dean
say he did not think the University would in-
crease its tuition percentage-wise. This is very
nice to hear from the chairman of the Univer-
sity fees committee.
The Dean made some very good points show-
ing that the University is doing its share for
education in the state. His reference that the
University is a state-wide institution with only
its head in Ann Arbor was very well taken.
HOWEVER, we must not allow ourselves to be
lulled into a state of unconcern just because
one dean tells us that we have done and are
continuing to do a job of which we can be
proud. It is true the University has carried on
one of her finest traditions in establishing Flint
College anfd the 'Dearborn Center but this is
not enough.
Though *we point with pride to our efforts in
fostering higher education throughout the
state, we must not forget about the needs of
the main campus.
When our scienists ask for increased facilities
or salaries to meet the needs of the present
situation, the University cannot expect to mol-
lify them by saying it cann,ot give them what
they ask, but that we do have a beautiful new
Aiologist urgently requesting more micro-
scopes or more specimens to teach with, will
not understand if you tell him the University
cannot afford to provide him with these things

but that it Is starting a new concept in educa-
tion with the founding of the Dearborn Center'.
Even an engineer will be hard pressed to
appreciate it when the University refuses his
request for more research facilities, but tells
him he should be proud anyway because a per-
son can get a degre'e in engineering without
attending this campus thanks to the extensive
facilities of our extension service.
This all points up the fact that the University
has done a fine job in state-wide education and
should continue to do so, but this should be'
done along with, and never at the expense of
the main campus, where so much is needed
thus to mpaintain the greatness of this Univer-
sity as it serves the nation.
The Weaker Sex,
The Stronger Hearts
TE STRONGER SEX must have lost some of
Its strength a few weeks ago. It seems as
though the great big strong males on this cam-
pus had difficulty stretching their arms and
flexing their fingers then, when confronted by a
Campus Chest collector.
Out of a total of $3,847.89 collected, sthe men
living in organized housing on this campus
managed to scrape together only $652, while
their female counterparts contributed $1,544-
over twice as much.
The 21 sororities on campus gave $570 to
Campus Chest; 42 fraternities only put forth
$220. Great ratio isn't it, even more astonishing
when you consider that each sorority averaged
$27 per house and each fraternity only $5.
Excuses are a dime a dozen. But there is no
excuse for such a poor showing in a Campus
Chest drive designed specifically to make the
task of giving to charity a little easier. The lack
of the Drive's complete success should not be
attributed solely to the poor administration
of the drive, but rather the failure is the fault
of te pnny-pinching sudens.u t.Hoee,
the so-called weaker sex on campus deserves
congratulations for its relative generosity-.

Spioneering Postmaster General
when it comes to painting mail-
boxes red, white and blue; but he
Is very cautious regarding Sput-
nik. He is just not going to print
a new stamp commemorating the
International Geophysical Year
until the United States hoists a
Sputnik of its own into the skies.
Summerfield has already de-
cided that the United States will
honor the Geophysical Year with
a commemorative postage stamp.
However, he's going to wait until
the very last day of the year --
even until Dec. 31, 1958, if neces-
sary - before issuing the stamp.
Of course, if a real live American
Sputnik gets over the horizon be-
fore that day, then the stamp will
be forthcoming.
REASON FOR the sagacious
Summerfield's caution is that the
design proposed for the Geophysi-
cal Year's stamp would include
the official IGY emblem. This em-
through space aroun globe.mg
The Russians had not made an
announcement on their satellite
plan when the IGY symbol was
adopted; so world scientists, en-
chanted with the promised United
States contribution to the "Year,"
placed the American satellite on
the design of the emblem.
However, since the United
States hasn't produced, the post-
age stamp-using public would view
this as the Sputnik, not our

would-be satellite. So Summer-
field, taking no chances, will wait.
He doesn't want to be 'accused of
honoring Russia's achievement.
However, one nation, Japan,
has already issued a postage
stamp showing the IGY emblem
and the would-be American satel-
lite. It was issued July 10, 1957.
Other countries have also been
issuing stamps showing their con-
tributions to the IGY program.
A lot of people are asking: "Why
the bog-down on the missile-satel-
lite program?" Part of the an-
swer goes to general molasses-
motion inside the White House.,
This bogs down a lot of problems.
Here are some illustrations:
This was ballyhooed by th hite
House time and time again, begin-
ning with the President's State of
the Union message in January.
On July 16, Ike urged: "I hope
that Senate action on this mea-
sure will be accomplished at this
session without undue delay." At
that time a civil rights bill was
certain to pass, and Ike could have
begun considering commissioners
to administer it. But he delayed.
Not until November, more than
two months after the bill was
passed, did the President act.
Foreign Aid - No issue before
Congress got more attention from
Eisenhower than foreign aid. He
especially urged a "development
loan fund" to lend money abroad.
He got his loan fund from Con-

gress - after going on television
to appeal to the people. But now,
three months after winning the
battle, he still has not appointed
a "fund manager" to adiminister
the money he said was so essen-
Education - Beginning four
years ago, the President publicly
urged aid for education. Privately,
he gave Congress no help to pass
aid to education. Scores of phone
Hell's Ca n and to bloc th
Patman probe of high interest
rates and Eisenhower fiscal poli-
cies. But not one to help secure
aid for our schools, which are be-
ginning to lag behind Russia.
The delay on missiles and satel-
lites involved some other factors,
buttheo-called "tranquilizing"
one reason for the bog-down.
.4 * * *
GREATEST humorist in Con-
gress, in a quiet, quaint, New Eng-
land way, is Sen. Norris Cotton of
New Hampshire. Here is a cross-
section of his Coolidgesque obser-
vations written to the folks back
"This Congress is both a hare
and a tortoise - mostly tortoise."
."We must get back to work.
In mny next letter I'll come down
of f the mountain top and report
to you from the trenches." . . . "As
a boy, I was amazed and im-
pressed by a lecture on the in-
ternal mechanism of the dairy
(Copyright 1957 by Bell Syndicate Inc.)

Baroque as the piano allows.
, "S *
Mozart Sonata in D Major, K. 31I.
was also in the Baroque manner-
and correctly so, considering that
Mozart took piano lessons from a
member of the Bach family. Yet,
it takes not only a scholar but also
a musician to'interpret Mozart;
Serkin can perform both duties.
His Mozart is full of the drama of
a multitude of voices, all discussing
and elaborating upon one idea.
And he plays with plenty of down
right humor, as in the second
movement, which ends on a double
pianissimo following a harrassing-
ly long pause after the apparent.
final cadence. Similarly in the
third movement, Serkin deftly
modulates between major and
uni hie rvert backe tonte tonic
and catches his breath.
If the Mozart was dramatic, the
Beethoven "Appassionata" Sonata
was super-dramatic. Serkin does'-
not pound the daylights out of the
piano as Rubenstein is prone to
do occasionally, nor does he drive
seves make the ipact intead of
the notes. The first movement
was characterized by extreme con-
trasts between loud and soft pass-
ages, and a long pause before the
coda. The second movement took
on a massive appearance and was
as slow as is possible without
dragging. The virtuoso third move-
usual abilit to play with his head,
soulders, and tapping feet, rather
than merely with the arms and
* * .*
BY FAR THE MOST rewarding
and best played work of the eve-
ning was Brahms' Variations and
Fugue on a Theme of Handel. The
25 variations incorporate every
technique devised for the piano.
This seemed to be no problem for
Serkin. Except for a rough start
on the first variation, whose rapid
sale passages convert the Baoue
Serkin plowed through nearly 30
minutes of music without a mis-
take. Certain svariations were
unique only because they added
more to the excitement than the
others. In particuliar, variation 22
was delicately played, in Zingares-
ca style and over a tonic pedal-
point, leading to the magnificent
pounding chords of the final vari-
ation 25. In the fugue Serkin
virtually turned the piano Into an
As if four major works weren't
enough, Serkin returned to play
two encores by Mendelssohn and
Schubert. It is to Serkin's credit
that he has given us such a sophis-
ticated program.
-Arthur S. Bechhofer

'Tie Lmit
A BETTER-than-average pro-
Tgam i featured atthe Sate
a film with a theme which may
not be new, but is nevertheless in-
teresting, is the main attraction,
and accompanying it are two
'shorts which deserve mention.
They are "The Best of the
West," and "Wrestling." Even the
cartoon is quite amusing, which
makes the whole presentation quite
a palatable bill of fare.
"Time Limit" is the story of 18
GIs in a POW camp izn North
Korea, told by flashback. It is not
the .story, but the acting which
makes this a better than ordinary
The basic appeal of the film is
not to be found in the directing,
filming, or the play itself. But
although the theme may have been
overworked in the past through
different mediums, this is a fresh
the Cooel investigating th ac
tions of one of the soldiers who did
propaganda nwork for the Reds. He
and plays it to show i ths huma
foibles which may also be present
in a champion of justice.
Richard Basehart as the GI who
went to the Red side is also a very
fine actor and may well. be com-
mended for the thoroughly com-
petent job he presents.
June Lockhart, who plays 'This
wife, has only one scene but makes
It completely human and very real,
Delores Michaels, the Colonel's
assistant, is the one who adds the
right amount of female appeal to
the film and she interprets her
role well.
-A really fine job is also turned
in by Carl Benton Reid, who por-
the most flexible pathin therfilm.
and Reid plays it with taste and
Miller and Rip Torn as Baker are
perhaps not as experienced in real-.
izing their roles; nevertheless, they
are both refreshing and different.
The Cinamatography is not as
good as it could have been. The
splicing is poor and the close-up
shots move in too obviously.
This does not make the differ-
ence, however. The basic cause of
the enjoyment In this picture may
easily be found in the Interpreta-
tion of the roles by the actors.
The realism found In each of the
characters, the human weaknesses
and the good points, both of which
are not always brought out by an
actor of actress when he plays the
character to the hilt, are found
and presented with above average
This is what makes it good
hman ram; tis:hat mkes
well worth seeing.
-Le-Anne Toy
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Organized Support Helps Win SGC Elections


IHC Evaluation Caution

E VALUATION of the Inter-House Council
which would bring about an acceleration of
programs to Investigate room and board raises
and to study other projects which may bene-
fit stdents is a constructive move.
However, critical evaluation which would be-
come immersed in committee studies and in
emotional debates could do more harm than
good, bdth to the IHC Presidium, which ap-
proved evaluation, and to South Quadrangle
Council, which suggested the motion.
While the South Quadrangle suggestion ap-
pears to be constructive in intent and articu-
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late in form, there seem to be some aspects of
their original motion demanding evaluation
from the Presidium which could very well over-.
shadow its real purpose.
Most important, the clause in the motion
which threatens withdrawal from the IHC If
no action is taken in three weeks tends to be-
come the main feature of the statement. In-
clusion of the withdrawal clause was explained
by South Quadrangle Council members as an
attempt to give the motion strength. The pur-.
pose of the motion, then, was not "secession"
from the IHC.
YET, MANY who read this'motion may infer
that South Quadrangle has made the move
more for its dramatic appeal than for construc-
tive action.
IHC Presidium did not discuss the withdraw-
al clause Thursday, which may indicate that
the house presidents realize this clause is sub-
ordinated to a call for constructive action.
But other students who are influenced by the
forceful language in the motion may blind
themselves to its true intent. This is the chief
danger - that the evaluation move may be-
come a subject which has no further value
than to stir debate.

Daily Staff Writer
THIS PAST Student Government
Council election pointed up
some trends which should be
noted. The purpose of this column
is not to disparge any SGC candi-
date, but rather to make some
kind of attempt to define some of
these trends.
It seems that one can not get
elected to SGC anymore without
some kind of organized support.
As less and less interest is shown
in Student Government by the
campus-at-large, this may get to
be more of a fact. For in the case
of a small vote, individual groups
have a great deal more to say
about who gets elected.
An examination of those elected
helps to bear out this point. Joe
Collins has, for instance, built up
astrong reputto on camps i
more than that of anybody else.
He served on the old Student
Legislature, he has been a Council
member for a long time, and its
natural that a good many people
once president of Scott Houand
is a member of Quadrants, the
quadrangle honorary.
* , "
for Maynard Goldman, but to a
somewhat lesser degree. He, too,
has served on the Council for a

,every affiliated group on campus
has some stake.
Of those that lost; Don Koster
is an independent in of f campus
housing; Jo Hardee lives in New-
berry, one of the smallest wom-
en's dorms; and Mort Wise, Virgil
Grumbling, and Dave Bray, al-
though possibly active in their
own fraternities, are not on IFC.
It's interesting to note that there
will be three Sigma Chi's, IFO
President Bob Trost, Scott Crysler,
and Bert Getz on the Council, and
two Alpha Xi Delta's - Marilyn
Houck and Linda Rainwater. The
Council has 18 members, and
therefore, one sorority and one
fraternity control about 28 per
cent of the SGC vote. This blows
seantatio rinto a ccked hat.rer-
These two housing groups re-
present about 65 per cent of the
campus. Most people in affiliated
and cntacts in these os. Tis
reapresent th rest of te campus.
many complaints that SGC is too
bdy. It sestaanieliu-
lion would be for every student
to know a Council member, for
then the Council would be closer
to the student body. This election
indicated a trend in the other

how else could the records be set
in two years, when the vote was
lowest, when apparently interest
in the Council itself was at a low
There is, it seems, one other
point abouit the election. The peo-
ple manning the booths were not
as objective as they could be. This
also gave housing groups an ad-
vantage, because most of the
booths were run by representatives
of these groups.

Voting booth attendants were
often not averse to giving sugges-
tions' to somewhat bewildered
voters. This really should be avoid-
ed in the future if possible.
Well, it's all over. For anybody
who has gripes, Phil Zook, the
elections director, is holding an
open meeting next Wednesday at
4:15 p.m. in the Student Activities
Building. The purpose is to re-
hash election problems, and all
are welcome. -

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