THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1952
Belgian Violist Courte
LikesU.S. Way of Life
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. - (F) - A
deputy sheriff stopped a car for
speeding early one warm sum-
mer clay this week and found
four women naked from the
As they donned brassieres,
the driver said to the embar-
rassed deputy, Arthur Willis:
"Well, men drive bare chested,
Hatcher To Ad
President Harlan H. Hatcher
will discuss the role of the class-
room teacher at 12:45 p.m. today
at a University classroom confer-
ence in the Union.
Group meetings, and visits to
University classes, libraries and
laboratories are scheduled for the
morning session today.
A panel discussion on "What
Are the Common Goals in the
Classrooms of the Secondary
Schools and the University of
Michigan" will be held at 2:15
p.m. in the Union Ballroom.
Tickets to the 12:45 p.m. lunch-
eon, which precedes President
Hatcher's talk, are available in the
Admissions Office of the Admin-
istration Bldg. The sessions are
open to the public.
By JOYCE FICKIES
The trite but traditional "Amer-
ican way of life" is more than just
a hackneyed phrase to one Uni-
versity faculty member.
Robert J. Courte, of the music
school, violist of the Stanley
Quartet, is an enthusiastic ad-
vertisement for this country.
THE BELGIAN born musician
is now brushing up on his Ameri-
can history and geography in an-
ticipation of the time when he
will become an American citizen.
"Years ago I would read much
about Marxism and Socialism
because one must know such
things. But do you know what
the most Communistic country
in the world is to me? America!"
Courte explained that his com-
munism deals with, not a politi-
cal system of government, but
rather with the community at-
mosphere which prevails here.
He described, a meeting with
President Harlan Hatcher, con-
trasting the informal Hatcher
with the more unapproachable
university official of Europe.
COURTE came to America in
1946 to play with the Pagannini
Quartet, a nationally famous
chamber music group. He re-
1nained with them until 1950.
While he was in America a mem-
ber of the Stanley Quartet heard
him play and invited him to join
the faculty group.
"However, I also received a
telegram saying that I could
have a position teaching in the
Brussels Conservatory. I went
home, but in two months, you
know? I was homesick for
The gifted violist returned to
the United States and last sum-
mer became a member of the
Stanley Quartet. He is also a lec-
turer in viola and chamber music.
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Mary Livingston plunked them-
selves down at the next table.
The Englishman, like the ex-
perienced American night hawk,
likes to move around. The differ-
ence is he does it a lot more.
HE ALSO seems to have no
mind for the fact that he is pour-
ing a terrific variety of concoc-
tions into his already loaded
stomach. In one night, we helped
consume vast quantities of ale,
scotch, wine, champagne and a
few we can't name.
Most of this process goes on
in a number of pubs, those uni-
que national institutions which
we talked about in an earlier
The few and unititiated pub-
frequenters, as we were, spend
their time watching the other peo-
ple. The rest engage in fervent
argument, ignoring the surround-
ings, for in the pub nothing is
considered very uncommon and
the characters don't find each oth-
er interesting enough to look at.
We watched a sixtyish gent sidle
up to the bar in striped pants, tails,
derby and all the trimmings. Our
companion turned to us and pro-
nounced, "He's been out to the
races at Ascot. He hired the suit."
This is the sort of scene you
have to see to appreciate. A
workingman who rented the nec-
essary get-up for a day with the
higher-ups on his arrival back
immediately heads for his nat-
ural environment-the pub.
His drinking buddies know what
he's up to, but few even notice
him except those who wander over
to find out how the horses ran.
One rare disbeliever did ask him
about the suit and he murmured
nonchanantly, "No, I bought it."
The pub was also the place, our
companion recalled, where during
the war a man would wander in
the night after his home had been
bombed out of existence and calm-
ly tell his friends his new address.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -(P) -
Osteopathic doctors this week re-
newed demands that they be al-
lowed to practice in tax-supported
At its 56th annual convention,
the American Osteopathic Asso-
ciation adopted a resolution pro-
testing that no public hospital rule
is "reasonable or in the public in-
terest (if it) excludes physicians
or surgeons of the osteopathic
school of medicine solely because
of the schoolof medicine to which
,Michigan's GOP politicos had a
busy time on the chicken-a-la-
king circuit yesterday as they
blasted their Democratic adver-
In Grand Rapids, Rep. Charles
E. Potter, making a campaign for
Blair Moody's Senate seat, assert-
ed last night that the Truman Ad-
ministration has spent more than
$32 billion to contain Communism
abroad but has failed to recognize
the Communist party as a threat
in the United States.
Gubernatorial candidate Fred
M. Alger, Jr., charged yester-
day that Gov. Williams will go
down in history as the man who
"left Michigan broke."
Meanwhile, Arthur E. Sum-
merfield was selected as the key-
note speaker at the Republican
State Convention in Grand Rap-
ids, Aug. 16. Summerfield is na-
tional committeeman from Michi-
gan and was recently selected new
Chairman of the GOP National
U.S. Will Not
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. -
(P)-The United States has over-
looked a golden opportunity by
not taking part in the Olympic
Art Exhibitions in Helsinki, Carle-
ton Smith, Director of the Nation-
al Arts Foundation, declared.
"Architects, sculptors, compos-
ers, writers, poets, dramatists and
painters from all over the world
will display the works they have
created since the Olympiad in
1948. The United States will be
conspicuous by its absence," Smith
He added there were many Am-
erican artists who "would present
our culture with achievement
which would compare favorably
with any produced elsewhere to-
Smith blamed in part ignorance
of the American people for lack of
American art exhibits at the
He said the public apparently
doeesn't know that art exhibits
take place regularly during the
modern Olympic Games as they
did in ancient Greece. He also
blamed a lack of interest on the
part of the proper government
and on the part of artists them-
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. . violist
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studying music, he has been on
an incessant round of travels,
teaching and performances.
He received his first music les-
son in theory to rhythm when he
was eight years old. Two years
later he began playing the violin
and four years after that, joined
a little symphony orchestra, tak-
ing up the viola. He also played
with an orchestra which provid-
ed mood music for silent movies.
IN 1930 HIS musical training
was interrupted by a year of com-
pulsory military training. Two
years after he returned to his
studies, he graduated from the
Conservatory of Brussels with a
Courte's tastes apparently run
to all things American. He is fond
of American and English litera-
ture from Dickens to Mark Twain,
and also likes painting.
However, the professor reports
little prospects that John will be-
come a professional musician. He
leans more toward jazz than the
HE EXPLAINED, his
"America has a future;
has only a past."
Ever since Courte
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