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"But I Was So Careful To Keep It Safe"

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Sixty-Eighth Year

...4. ..16
Opinions Are Free
h Will Prevail"

War field Displays
Outstanding Artistry
WILLIAM WARFIELD'S recital in Hill Auditorium last night proved
to be one of the vocal highlights of my concert-going in Ann Arbor
during the last three years. He possesses a very fine, rich baritone voice
of amplitude and suavity, which he uses with great subtlety and nuance.
It is obvious that Warfield is a serious and mature artist who
is very sincere in his approach to his art. For such a young man, he
searches deep into the music he performs and reveals the whole mean-
ing of the texts in his interpretation.
The recitalist is in a peculiar position where he needs to comet-
nicate a-great variety of meanings from song to song. This poses very
serious problems for the singer which are overcome only by the great-

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

X, NQVEMBER 27, 1957


What Have You,

To Be Thankful For?

ER THE FIRST ten weeks of school,
ere probably is not one of us attending
rniversity who is not glad to be going
. or. otherwise getting four days of com-
ve rest over the Thanksgiving vacation.
at matter if the trains are crowded, plane
tight, and taxis impossible to get and
t impossible to pay for. Those that are
home are willing to put up with all these
veniences. And those that are staying care
hat Ann Arbor will seem like a compara-
host town.
the things we have become wary of in
ast few years are the exhortations to be
ful which accompany the Thanksgiving
se reminders come from various sources,
t seems to me that the exhortations all
asize what each source thinks important.
its emphasize the importance of being
ful for our denocracy, pastors emphasize
nportance of being thankful to God and
educators emphasize the importance of

being thankful for the fine education we re-
TH SO MANY others stressing thankful-
ness, we, tend to avoid it ourselves. If we
think of it at all while we are eating our,
Thanksgiving dinner or watching the TV foot-
ball game afterwards, we have an inclination to
dismiss everything as being either not worth
being thankful for, or, as mentioned above,
too cliched to be worth reiterating.
But why? The only ones that can really say
what we are thankful for are ourselves, and to
pass up the chance- to evaluate what we are
thankful for is to pass up a chaInce to see what
is worthwhile to us.
No cliche should be a cliche when applied
to us personally, and we should know what is
important in our lives. This vacation is only
four days long and much has to be squeezed
into it. But there should still be time for an
honest consideration of for what, exactly, we
are thankful.




'If It Doesn't Af feet Me.

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PON LEAVING campus today, many stu-
dents will take their first step into the 'out-
' world since September. On campus, these
lents live a life of oblivion. Well, not entire-
The 24 hour day is taken up with classes,
ng, sleeping, studying and perhaps dating
. life goes on unwitnessed in the 'outside'
ld. Everyone seems concerned over the
thy of students but few realize this may be.
ta result of the atmosphere of today's cam-
'e world for many students IS the Univer-
campus, everything else is as remote as
sar's Rome. "The Russians-sent up anoth-
moon" or "It is snowing today" - both
unents seem to receive the same amount of
busiasm. Statements such as "Boy, did I
ch on- my econ exam" or "Guess who I'm
ng out with Saturday?" seem to express the
in concern of students. Few read the news-
era and less listen to news on the radio.
urally there are notable exceptions, but the
lority of the students fall into this category.
'heir day begins at 7:55 a.m. when they
ultaneously comb their hair and tear across
te Street to an English class. Breaks be-
en classes are Spent sleeping, studying, or
alizing. The day ends at supper and an
ning of study looms ahead. With calculus
blems, Emerson's "C o m p e n s a t i o n," or
ud's "Analysis .of Dreams" to plow through,
> has time to read the headlines about
idle-East tensions or Ike's budget? Besides
t knowledge won't help one pass tomorrow's
m so why waste time? A news broadcast
es only five minutes, but one can study

more easily to music. A study break to listen
to serious matters defeats the purpose.
A RECENT SURVEY conducted at Indiana
University fo'und that 10 per cent of the
freshmen and sophomores didn't know Russia
had launched a 'moon' satellite. Everyone would
like to think that University of Michigan stu-
dents are better informed, but the percentage
of those who have actually thought about it or
are particularly concerned is probably very lw.
Why are students oblivious to the outside
world, and why is the news that does filter
into this 'isolation booth' met with the same
reaction as a lesson in history? This seems to
be the very nature of a college campus today.
Everyone is' concerned with his own private
life and has little time to worry about others
or the world at large. His main concern at the
moment is tomorrow's classes or this semester's
grades. For the first time, many students realize
that the only person -who really is concerned
about their future, their grades and their so-
cial adjustment is themselves.
The individual is concerned with himself and
has little time to wonder about the world. The
future of the entire world or of society seems
remote in comparison to the future of the in-
dividual student. This may be the reason for
the apathy seen in the student of today. It ex-
tends even to campus activities such as stu-
dent government. Until the student is made
conscious of the importance of the outside
world this apathy will continue. A prevailing
attitude among the student body seems to be-
"If it doesn't directly affect me at the moment,
why bother?"

Heat on Defense Department

est artists in this field. It is there-
fore encouraging to report that
Warfield has come a long way to-
ward fulfilling this very subtle
Warfield's voice is not an ex-
ceptionally large one, but he is
capable of a good deal of grada-
tion in dynamics. By means of his
excellent projection and diction
he is able to fill such large halls
as Hill Auditoriuin.i
* * * -
ALL THINGS considered, this
voice is one of the truly beautiful
instruments of our time. There-
fore, it is unfortunate that he is
not using it perfectly. Signs of
strain appear in the top notes, es-
pecially when he sings loudly.
In long, sustained passages a de-
cided tremolo appears which can
only be attributed to effort. Also,
the voice is at times drawn back
too far into the throat, which
causes a binding quality and
throatiness to appear.
The program opened with a
group of late 17th and' early 18th
century songs by Handel, Lully,
and Bach. The first Handel aria,
"Thanks Be To Thee" from Israel
in Egypt found the artist employ-
ing excellent dynamic shadings
and superb English diction.
A GERMAN group followed, in
which two songs of the little
known 19th century composer,
Loewe, were sung. The first of
these, "Suesses Begrabnis" was an
eloquently sung lullaby; the see-
ond, "Hochzeitlied," a cheerful
and lively drinking song. In this
last work, Warfield revealed his
excellent acting talents, vocal and
Three songs from Schubert's
lovely cycle, "Die Schoene Muel-
lerin" continued this group. All
of them are familiar and all re-
ceived fine performances. Perhaps
the finest moment of the recital
was the performance -of "Unge-
duld" in this group.
* * *
"Infelice e tuo credevi" from the
second act of Verdi's Ernani closed
the first part of the program. This
is a bass aria which taxes the
range of most singers assigned to
the role of Silva. Mr. Warfield has
the range, but signs of strain at
the, top and gruffness at the very
bottom did not help his excellent
The second half of the programj
began with a group of Old Amer-
ican Songs arranged by Aaron
Copland. The songs were interest-j
ing and very nicely sung. The pro-
gram closed with a group of spiri-1
tuals in which Mr. Warfield has
undertaken to take over the
mantle of Roland Hayes and
Marian Anderson. He has all the
necessary qualifications for this
--Robert Jobe

WASHINGTON - Congressmen
Dan Flood of Pennsylvania
and Robert Sikes of Florida, both
Democrats, chewed out high De-
fense Department officials like
Marine sergeants training recruits
at Parris Island when they heard
about some of the lags in the sat-
ellite-missile program.
The public was barred from the
two-day, electric-charge sessions.
However, here are some of the
things the congressmen heard
which made them indignant.
The United States was produc-
ing four Thor intermediate ballis-
tic missiles per month, when
Eisenhower economy cut it down
to two.
When Pennsylvania's Dan Flood
heard this, he looked as if he were
going to jump down Defense Sec-
retary McElroy's throat. He looked
even more' explosive when he
learned that Russia was already
producing and had stockpiled sev-
eral thousand IRBM's.
* * *
WHILE IT'S true that Russia's
intermediate missiles travel only
800 miles as against our range of
1500 miles, the Russian range i
ample to knock out all our Stra-
tegic Air Command bases over-
seas. Furthermore, they have mis-
siles, we don't.
By pointing 25 missiles at each
U.S. base and firing them simul-

taneously, the Russians could
knock our bases out in Turkey,
Italy, Libya, and western Europe.
At least one missile out of 25
would be sure to hit. And one mis-
sile is enough to blow a base into
These SAC bases are for the
purpose of carrying war to the
heart of Russia. They are offen-
sive bases, from which we would
launch bomber attacks. These are
the much-publicized attacks Pres-
ident Eisenhower has been talk-
ing about in his chin-up television
Yet, according to the informa-
tion given secretly to the House
Armed Services Committee, these
bases are now almost valueless -
thanks to Russians superior missile
development and to our compla-
"We are so far behind," ex-
claimed Congressman Sikes, "that
it may cause some of our Allies to
Secretary of Defense McElroy
nodded in agreement.
* * *
CONGRESSMAN Dick Wiggles--
worth, the sober Milton, 'Mass.,
Republican, disagreed, however. So
did- GOP Congressman Errett
Scrivner, whose district embraces
the stockyards of Kansas City,
They defended the Administra-

tion, argued that the situation was
not as dangerous as it seemed,
that the Russian Sputnik had no
defensive implications, and that
the United States couldn't have
got ahead any faster even had it
spent extra money.
However, even they had a hard
time defending the second amaz-
ing revelation, namely that, the
Defense Department had known
five months in advance that Rus-
sia was going to launch its Sput-
nik, didn't let the Army put its six
satellites at Huntsville, Ala., into
the air first.
*' * *
of the H-bomb, has recommended
flatly " against building a moon
rocket as a "scientific stunt."
Called in by the White House to
review the moon rocket proposals,
he decided none of them looked
promising enough to justify the
expense, suggested holding up
construction of a moon rocket un-
til more basic research problems
are solved. -
This appears to put Teller in
about the same position as Dr.
Robert Oppenheimer, who was de-
nied a government security clear-
ance because he hung back
against producing the hydrogen
bomb. Teller testified against Op-
(Copyright 1957 by Bell Syndicate Inc.)

The Daily Official Bulletin Is an
official publication of the Univer-
sity of Michigan for which the
Michigan Daily assumes no edi-'
toral responsibility. Notices should
be sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3519 Administration Build-
ing, before 2 pm. the day preceding
publication. Notices for Sunday
Daily due at 2:00 p.m. Friday,
General Notices
Regents' Meeting: Fri., Dec. 13. Com-
munications for consideration at this
meeting must be in the President'o
hands not later than Dec. 4.
German Department. Please continue
to use Tappan Hall addresses for Ger-
man Department staff. Announcement
will be-.made when Frieze Building ad-
dresses and phone numbers will be ef-
An students who expect education,
aeid training allowance under Publi
Law 550 (Korea G. I. Bill)- or Puli.-
Law 634 (Orphans' Bill) must turn in-
structors si g nat ur e form (Deans
Monthly Certification) in to Dean's of-,
fice by 5:00 p.m. Wed., Nov. 27.
Women's Hours. women students
have 11:00 p.m. permission on Tues.,
Nov. 26 and Wed., Nov. 27.
Library Hours during Thanksgiving
vacation. The General Library and all
-divisional libraries will be closed on
Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day. The Gen-
real Library and divisional libraries,
with the exception of the Medical Li-
brary. will be closed Sat., Nov 30.
There willbe no Sunday Service on
bec. 1, except in the Medical Library.
The General Library will be open on
Wed., Nov. 27, and on Fri., Nov. 29,
from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. All units within
the building will be open on their reg-
ular schedules Fri., with the exception
of the Graduate Reading Rooms which
will be open 9 a.m.-12m., 1-5 p.m., and
the Map Room which will be closed.
Divisional Libraries will be closed
Wed. evening. Most of the divisional li-
braries will be open on short schedules
on Fri., Nov. 29. Schedules will be post-
ed on the doors. Phone Ext. 3184 for in-
The Scandinavian Seminar for Cul-
tural Studies is offering a year's study
in 1958-59 in Norway, Sweden, or Den-
mark for professional people with an
- interest in education, college graduates,
and undergraduates who wish to spend
their Junior Year abroad. Students will
live with Scandinavian families while
becoming acquainted with the lan-
guages and customs of the country and
then will spend 22 weeks at one of
the residential colleges in the coun-
try. The cost of study for the year, in-
cluding travel, is approximately $1500;
however, ten scholarships and scholar-
ship loans will be given in 1958-59. The
deadline for applying is April 1, 1958
although applications received before
Jan. 1, 1958 will be given priority. Ad-
mission applications and more informa-
tion may be obtained in the Office of
the Graduate School.
The Institute of International Eiu
cation has announced foreign study
-grants available for the year 1958-59.
Awards will be granted to the following
countries: Austria, Brazil. Cuba, Den-
mark, England, France, Germany, Iran,
Israel, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden
and Switzerland. Student may apply for
inulbright Travel Grants (travel only)
inconj unction with some of these
awards. Students In the fields of phys-
ics, chemistry, mathematics, and met-
allurgy will be considered for supple-
mentary grants-in-aid if they are sue-
cessful in the competitions for the
various awards. The deadline for apply-
ing for most of the awards is Jan. 15,
1958. Further - information about these
grants may be obtained in the Office
of the Graduate School.
Professional Qualification Test -,Na-
tional, Security Agency: Application
blanks for the Dec. 7, 1957 administra-
tion of the Professional Qualification
Test are now available at 122 Rackham
building. completed, applications must
be received in Princeton, New Jersey on
or before Nov. 30, 1957.
Readings by members of the English
Department. "Archy, Mr. Dooley, and
other Hidden Persuaders." Assistant
Prof, Eric W. Stockton will read selec-
tions from Don Marquis, Finley Peter
-Dunne, and other Twentieth-century
American humorists on Tues., Dec. 3,
at 4:10 p.m. in Aud. A, Angell Hall. All
interested persons invited.

The English Journal Club presents
"Literature in an Age of Social Sci-
ence," an exchange of ideas between
Prof. Roger W. Heyns, Department of
Psychology and Prof. Norman E. Nelson.
Department of English Language and
Literature, on Tues., Dec. 3. at 8:00 p.m.
in the East Conference Room, Rackham.
A 30-minute color film, "Life in the
Netherlands," will be shown at-the In-
ternational Center, Tues., Dec. 3, at 7:00
and 8:00 p.m. The film is sponsored by
the International Center in cooperation
with Netherlands-American University
Stanley Quartet, Gilbert Ross. first
violin, Gustave Rosseels, second violin,
Robert Courte, viola, and Oliver Edel,
cello, will perform the second program
in the current semester at 8:30 p.m.
Tues., Dec. 3, in Rackham Lecture Hall.









Russian Genius in the West

Associated Press Foreign News Analyst
TH SCIENCE GENIUSES Russia possesses
today have startled the world with Sputniks
and other firsts, but the geniuses Russia lost
through emigration have made enormous con-
tribution to Western progress.
Talented people born in Russia who left home
to settle in the West and become leaders in
science, business, culture and politics are num-
erous.enough to staff several Manhattan Pro-
jects and scores of business and artistic organi-
They are men and women who instead of
working for the Soviet government, as they
would have had to do had they remained in
their native country, have worked efficiently
and in many cases brilliantly in such countries
as America and Israel.
RUSSIA'S LOSS was the West's gain. The big
names among them are world-famous: Igor
Sikorsky and Alexander P. de Seversky in air-
craft design and development; Selman Waks-
man and Chaim Weizmann in science; Serge
Koussevitsky, Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Rach-
maninoff in music; David Sarnoff in business;
David Ben-Gurion in politics; David Dubinsky
and Sidney Hillman in labor. There are just a
And beyond the big names there is literally
Editorial Staff
Editorial Director City Editor
DONNA HANSON............... Personnel Director
TAMMY MORRISON..............Magazine Editor
EDWARD GERULDSEN .. Associate Editorial Director
WILLIAM HANEY .................... Features Editor
ROSE PERLBERG..................Activities Editor
CAROL PRINS ........ Associate Personnel Director
JAMESu AAn . .nOrts Editor

an army of Russian-born people in the West,
particularly in the field of science, who though
they are scarcely known to the public are recog-
nized by authorities as leaders in their special-
More than any one other single man, Rus-
sianborn Dr. Vladimir Zworykin was responsible
for development of modern television. He head-
ed from 1929 to 1954 the electronics research of
RCA, a company headed by Russian-born David
Sarnoff. He personally developed the system of
electronic scanning which made modern TV
possible. Zworykin, born in Murom in central
Russia in 1889, came, like many other Russians,
to the United States after the Bolshevik Revo-
tant roles in development of the atom bomb.
Prof. George Kistiankowsky of Harvard is an
example. A brilliant physical chemist, he is an
expert on explosions. He is chairman of the
chemistry section of the National Academy of
Sciences and has received national citations for
his work as a weaponeer. Kistiankowsky fought
with anti-Communist forces in the civil war in
Russia and came to the United States in 1926.
Prof. George Gamow is responsible for work-
ing out the theory of nuclear disintegration for
the Manhattan Project, in which he was a
theoretical consultant.
Russian-born scientists are prominent in
aerodynamics and chemistry.
The little country of Israel is particularly
wealthy in Russian-born chemists who are
carrying on the outstanding work of Israel's
late President Chaim Weizmann, discoverer of
a process for manufacture of acetone which
played a key role in World War I.
Now working at the Weizmann Institute are
such outstanding chemists as Weizmann's sister,
Anna, the brothers Aaron and Ephraim Kachal-
ski, Isaac Kalugai and a recent escapee from
Hungary, Russian-born Dr. R. Pauncz. They

Political Activities, Housing Draw Comment


Still With Us .. .
To The Editor:
THE Political Issues Club wishes
to thank David Tarr publicly
for his excellent editorial in Sun-
day's Daily, concerning the void of
public discussions and activities
on this campus. We know that his
comments about our group were
meant in a constructive manner
and we sincerely appreciate his ef-
forts on our behalf. But we do feel
that he was somewhat premature
in lamenting our demise.
The lack of an immediate fol-
lowup has been due neither to or-
ganizational difficulties nor lack
of enthusiasm, but to the simple
problem of scheduling meetings in
a period already occupied by many
potentially competing events.
Many of the suggestions for fu-
ture topics of discussion have al-
ready been considered by our pro-
gram committee; in fact, speakers
are being contacted for early pre-
sentation in the first two areas
suggested in your editorial.
* * *
WHILE WE therefore feel that
the "tragedy of the Political Issues
Club" is an overstatement, to say
the least, we would like to take
this opportunity not only to second
Mr. Tarr's call for more active dis-
cussion of basic social issues, but
to suggest that concern be rein-
forced by action.
As in any organization, we have
a basic need for people willing to
do the all-important work con-
cerned with publicity, member-
ship, and programming. It is this
day to day work which can re-

tertaining, indeed. And the com-
plaints we have all heard about
the squalor of off-campus housing,
and what some observers may
whimsically describe as "The Rob-
bing Merchant League" appear to
have new relevance.
Some think that Ann Arbor's
business people and property own-
ers live prosperously by charging
high prices and exacting exorbi-
tant rents, that Ann Arbor towns-
men are in a great league dedi-
cated to cozening all students they
Whether this is really altogether
true or not may be a matter for
some reflection; but it is pleasant
to think we are victims of a con-
spiracy to rob us of our money,
for then Ann Arbor could belong
to the charming tradition found
in other university communities.
As long ago as 1577, William
Harrison wrote in his Description
of England in Shakespeare's Youth
much the same thing that we are
hearing about today:
* * * '
THIS ALSO is certain, that
the the townsmen of both (Ox-
for and Cambridge) are glad
when they may match. and an-
noy the students, by encroaching
upon their liberties, and keep
them bare by extreme sale of
their wares, whereby many of
j them become rich for a time, but
afterward fall again into pov-
erty, because that goods evil
gotten do seldom long endure.
If there are such unpleasant
wrongdoers in this community,

FUB Exchange . .
To the Editor:
I'M A STUDENT at the Univer-
sity of Michigan. I have Univer-
sity student government, Univer-
sity living quarters, University
food service, University entertain-
ment, and especially University
homework. What do I care what
happens to the outside world; it
just doesn't work into my time
This seems to be the representa-
tive opinion of the University stu-
dent - at least as held by some
of our Studeit Government Coun-
cil representatives: the relations
between Ann Arbor and Berlin
will be severed pending SGC de-
After two large feature articles
on the values and opportunities of
the Free University of Berlin ex-
change program and much'
thought, I was convinced of its
merits; Saturday, to my dismay,
I noticed a microscopic article in
The Daily stating that applica-
tions for the FUB program will be
made available pending SOC de-
cision whether to continue the
* * *
THE PURPOSE of this program
is to promote better interhational
understanding - a thing so des-
perately needed at this very mo-
ment. The value of the program
is inestimable.
The exchanged student is placed
in a site which is geographically
tangent to the Communist world
and is uniquely and compactly
renresentative of the ideologica1

cellent educational methods of the
The United States is healing
some old war scars and growing in
their place strong, vigorous tissues
of friendship. The student world
is gaining closer c o-o p e r a t i o n
among its members and tending
toward a universality of knowl-
edge and problem solving - social
necessities that can't be solved by
any form of the rampant technol-
ogy; it is giving -recognition to
those suppressed students who
had the raw courage and the
throbbing ambition to rise above
and conquer the usurpers of their
freedoms; it is building tomor-
row's world governors.
The free world is benefitting by
this cementing of relationships
between the United States and
Germany: picture the power of a
close cooperation between the U.S.
and Germany - their combined
scientific ability and knowledge;
their combined economic stability;
their'combined industrial produc-
"Germany is our most powerful
ally." We can profit much from
her strength and learn much from
her methods.
In a day when scientists are cry-
ing for, exchange, how can SGC
conceive of smashing such a po-
tentially powerful program as
this? Who can sanely say such a
program is not worthwhile, or the
University student is not getting
his money's worth? Are we losing
our values?




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