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"Boy, What a Return"

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Sixty-Ninth Year
ath Will Prevall" STUDENT PUBLICATIONS BLDG. *,ANN ARBOR MICH. * Phone NO 2-3241
itorials printed in The Michigan Daily express the individual opinions of staff writers
or the -editors. This must be noted in gall reprints.

Staf Nees Selections
Weak, Indefiniteo,

On the Merits
Of Student Leadership


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UDENT: Why is it that every afternoon,
lve days a week, you have to drop every-
g, your homework, relaxation, to runi out
here and over to the Student Activities'
TUDENT LEADER: Well, I think the an-
is fairly obvious. I have work to do and
rations to the Club. I don't have much
ce in the matter. Somebody has to do it,
'UDENT: Do they? And if so, why does
ave to be you? Sometimes I don't think
re working on the Club as much as the
is working on you.
EUDENT LEADER: That's not true. I get
al pleasure out of it. At least, most of the
. oSmetimes I have to do boring paper
k; but then again, it's got to be done. And
way, it's not the major part of my job.
TUDENT: What is the "major part of your
UDENT LEADER: Well, that's a strange,
luestlon! What do you mean, "Whats the'
or part of my job"? One night per week I
ver to the SAB and spend the evening at
ncil meeting.
TUDENT: Yes, and no one's there to listen,
ou, except for The Daily's reporter, and al-
t nobody reads his story in the morning.
you characters are doing is busy work for
administration, calendaring and things
that. Why don't you admit that you're all
; for self-satisfaction, for ego gratification,
not because it's a "major" job, or even
that's vital to the University?
TUDENT LEADER: Now wait a minute.,
re's a lot of truth in what you say, but
re neglecting some important things. Sure,
true that many people are consciously in
"student leading" game for status, and
be everyone feels it unconsciously. But
e are some serious and evep non-selfish

Also, the administration, regardless of its
conservatism, simply knows the University
better than the student. Experience is a valu-
abe thing; it enables an administrator to put
things in perspective. Of course, it also dulls
him toward any "radical" changes which
would upset the tradition he's known for 20
or 30 years. Nonetheless, experience is gener-
ally a good thing.
Finally, I think it's important to remember
that some students who get into these offices
are really very immature. All these points
taken together then, while not justifying ev-
erything the administration has done, should
be considered when you say they have, us on
a leash.
STUDENT: I see your point. But even so,
you're still facing a futile and pessimistic
situation. Isn't there anything more?
STUDENT LEADER: Yes, I think so, al-
though not everyone will agree with me. How-
ever, what I'm going to say only holds true for
a very few "student leaders." That is this:
some stude'nts, especially those on The Daily,
some on the Club, a number scattered through
the other organizations, are damn refreshing
critics of policy. And their very freshness is
awfully healthy around a place this size.
Sometimes I think, and this is a real value
judgment, that The Daily and the Club, and
some other individuals, are the only persons
who keep an eye on the University's doings.
Certainly administrators don't spy on other
administrators, and they are cut off from tak-
ing very careful looks at the faculty: they
can't possibly keep track of the administra-
tion, and as a result many of their pretty
shrewd observations have to be based on hear-
say. The only person left is the reporter, or
the Club member, who constantly visits ad-
ministrators and faculty, chats with them
about everything, asks questions, looks for
opinions, reports, criticizes, and accumulates a.
small, valuable fund of knowledge. It's impos-
sible to speak for everybody, but this is what
I get out of my activity and I think perhaps,
this is what the University receives from stu-
dent activities: fresh opinion and argument.
STUDENT: Putting it that way, I can't exact-
ly disagree. But there are some other criti-
cisms I have of student activities which I think
you can't deny.' First of all, not everyone in
activities has this seriousness of purpose. Too
,many are in for fun, for kicks, for recognition,
and I'm not sure this can be tolerated much
longer in America. A student is one who
studies, and that studying ought to be done
with a zeal that is really lacking. There should
be no sloughing off in the afternoon to lick
I admit this is a tenuous argument, of
course. But there is one thing upon which you
must agree, I think. Student activities are slip-
ping away from the realm of activity, and into
the realm of complete business, and even ob-
This is bad, because it warps the whole
purpose of a University. Students spend more
time in their offices than in class, and conse-
quently reach a point of diminishing educa-
tional returns: they get C's, and shruggingly
blame it on their activity.
STUDENT LEADER: I agree with you and it
scares me. But, perhaps because I am after all
an unconscious egotist, it won't scare me out
of the "business of activities." Still, I do think
your arguments for studying are worthwhile,
and I don't suppose all "leaders" should call
the "students" simple clods just because they
aren't interested in changing the face of the

-HE THIRD Carillon Concert
of the summer - session was
played by Sidney F. Giles, Assist-
ant University Carillonneur, at
8:30 p.m. Tuesday. His entire
program consisted of composi-
tions written by Staf Nees.
Those who have followed the
carillon concerts remember that
Mr. Nees appeared twice this sea-
son as guest carillonneur, and is
director of the Carillon School at
Malines, Belgium.
The opening number was a
Prelude followed by a Menuet and
Trio, Fantasia and Study in D
minor. This was followed by In-
troduction, Song and Fugue (on
the old Flemish song "Gekwetet
ben ik - van binnen"). The pro-
gramdconcluded with a Suite:
Prelude, Folk Song, Ballad, and
Flemish Dance. The Flemish
Dance was lively and gay and was
performed in good style. -
the musical possibilities of the
carillon were revealed to their
fullest extent by the music per-
formed on Tuesday night's re-
A single bell tone has a certain
color (timbre) which makes it a
distinctive sound. However, this,
sound doesn't become articulate
until it is combined with other
bell tones. Together, several tones
form a motive, and several ,mo-
tives make a theme which is the
musical thought around which a
composition grows. When these
themes sound forth (speak) in an
important manner, and when,
they .are allowed to develop
logically, they form the structure
of a composition which has a
definite message for the listener.
When, however, the composition-
al structure is weak,. the ear be-
comes confused with rambling
melodies, indefinite harmonic
progressions, and indecisive form.

the music played seemed to fall
into the category of indefinite-
ness, and was unsatisfying musi-
cally. The truly fine performance
given by Mr. Giles would perhaps
have had more artistic merit, had
it not been confined entirely to
compositions by Mr. Nees.
The next carillon recital will be
on Tuesday, July 28, at 8:30 p.m.,
at which time the public will have
a chance to decide whether they
like the combination of a solo
trumpet with carillon. The trum-
pet soloist will be' Ralph Minnick,
with Percival Price at the carillon.
This is the first time such a
concert will be given in Ann Ar-
bor. A recommended listening
place is the west roof-terrace of
the Rackham Building. Programs
will be distributed.
-Loretta Petroskey
to the
To the Editor:
graphic Services, who have
had an exhibit of prints in the
lobby of the Union for the past
week, are glad to know that one
of their prints was so well liked
that someone borrowed it. It
would be appreciated, however, if
this person would be kind enougl
to return it to us,
About the mentality of the in-
dividual who ran. a pencil line:
across the face of one of the
prints, all we can say is that he
had better consult a psychiatrist.
This can only be the work of a
warped mind.
-Fred Anderegg





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"TUDENT LEADER: Well, let me get philo-
sophical for a minute. Among' the major
urposes of a university is the development of
sense of free and rational inquiry in the
,udent,,don't you agree?
STUDENT: Granted.
STUDENT LEADER: Now this spirit can be;
wllt in the classroom to a great extent, of
nurse. But the individual must be able to
arry it with him out of the classroom and
ito everyday living. Right?
STUDENT LEADER: The University com-
iunity provides a perfect laboratory for stu-
ents to develop this skill to a'fine degree be-
are graduating. In addition, a great sense, of
esponsibility is very often achieved. All this
dds up to growth through decision-making.
;TUDENT: This is fine, but you must admit
the Vniversity doesn't really give you all
his freedom. Rather, it puts you on a leash,
ts you romp, and when you go too far, that
, when you want to do something significant,
he administration throttles you. So you're not
eally putting that spirit of inquiry into prac-
ce. All you're doing is running down a tread-
gill operated by the Office of Student Affairs.
STUDENT LEADER: That's not all true,
ither. True,. the administration jumps on us
ow and then, and I think a lot of it is due
o a growing consrevatism that's spread
rough the University in the past few years.
'But nevertheless, you've got to realize the
roblems the administration faces. They work
ere permanently. The students just come and
o. And if you let the passing students make
ecisions which seriously bind future students
ou're not getting very far.

QAN JUAN, P. R. - A two-day
visit to Poznan gave our Ex-
periment in Living group priceless
insight into the Communist sys-
Our tour of the city began right
after breakfast. We crossed Adam
Mickiewicz Place (named for Po-
land's greatest, Romantic poet),
looking at the university buildings
on either side, then passing the
opera house, home of Poland's
best opera company.
Our guide, a young fellow from
the. Poznan office of the national
student union, led us along a lin-
den-lined boulevard for about a
mile, until-we saw ahead on a hill
an obelisk topped by a star a
Red Army memorial.
* * *
ALONG the foot of the hill was
an embankment with cannons.
On either side of the steps lead-
ing up to the obelisk were mark-
ers for the graves of Russian sol-
diers who had died taking Poznan
in 1945.
We had just inspected the obe-
lisk, and were being shown rem-
nants of the earth and brick for-
tifications behind which the Ger-
mans dug in, when someone said,
"Don't look now, but here are
some Russian soldiers."
There were about eight, all en-
listed men, all apparently very
young. We photographed them
and photographed one another
with them, and the few Ameri-
cans who spoke Russian were
striking up conversations (aided
,by those of our Polish companions
who cared to).
* * *
handsome young Russian lieuten-
ant, who soon organized one big

picture-taking session at the base
of the obelisk.
Afterward, we offered to send
copies of pictures to the Russians,
and the lieutenant organized
some scheme whereby we would
send our pictures to our Polish
guide who would forward them
to the lieutenant. And he pre-
vented several of his men from
giving their addresses.
Then conversations resumed,
the lieutenant serving as focus
for a large circle.
"Did Hungary ask Russian sol-
diers to come?" an American
asked through a Polish interpret-
"Kadar (the puppet premier)
asked them," the Russians re-
* * *
WHY THEN, it was asked, do
you object to the American inter-
vention in Lebanon, since Cha-
moun asked the Americans?
"We liberated Hungary in
World War Two," they answered.
"You did not liberate Lebanon.
Now we have liberated Hungary
from mobs and disorder."
This discussion continued for
several minutes, with the lieuten-
ant and an enlisted man the Poles
labeled "political officer" doing
most of the talking. It was all
very futile.

Meanwhile, several of us had
led Russians off into private con-
versations. We asked one young
fellow. whate he knew of American
HE HAD READ Mark Twain,
Dreiser and O. Henry in Russian,
he said. He gave us, after a glance
at the lieutenant, his address to
send a picture to.
Then the lieutenant ooked at
his watch, decided he'd been
there long enough, and led his
men off.
As they left down the steps, we.
noticed Polish policemen watch-
ing us, and realized they'd been
there all along.
* *
OUR GUIDE led us to another
section of the cemetery, where
Poles who died in the 1956 Poz-
nan uprising were buried.
(The uprising brought the Stal-
inist period in Poland to an end
in the "thaw" of October, 1956,
and contributed to the explosion
in Hungary.)
The stones, we noticed, all bore
the inscription "died tragically,"
generally used to honor victims,
of crashes or fires.
Going down the hill past these
graves, we saw a little woman in
black putting flowers by a mark-
er. It read "Marian Kubiak -
My Only Son.",
* * *
Americans and one Pole from our
group went sightseeing on Koch-
anowski Street, scene of the 1956
They began walking, I was told,
at Mickiewicz Place, where the
disturbance began. Past the
building where jamming equip-
ment was destroyed, past the
former police building where lists
of secret agents were seized, they
One of the Americans was fin-
ishing his color pictures, and put-
ting away that camera, when two
policemen stopped the trio. They
confiscated the visible cameras
and led the three sight-seers to
the police station.
After sitting in the station an
hour and a half, they presented
identification and received a lec-
ture (taking pictures of police-
men, soldiers, police or military
installations, and railroad sta-
tions, are all forbidden)., Then,
somewhat shaken, they were re-
That afternoon, as we left, Poz-.
nan by train, we noticed a police-
man outside our compartment.
He stayed with us several hours,
then got off.

Associated Press Newsfeatures Writer
NEWS ITEM from the White
"President Eisenhower today
suggested a new kind of bedtime
story for children - tales empha-
sizing need for prudent spend-
A President suggests, we can
but obey. Here are a few tales de-
signed to fit into whatever econ-
omic theory mother may favor.
Once there was a s q u i r r e l
named Al, and he was a wild one.
He sold adulterated acorns and
bootleg sassafras. After he had
made his fortune, he came down
with a bad case of galloping re-
spectability, which he passed on
to son and grandson.
Al the Second became a pillar
of, one to reckon with, and was
the first to sign the petition to
the Bishop complaining that the
Methodist preacher was too giddy.
Albert III wandered through
the trees, chattering, "A nut
saved is a nut earned," and, "Sav-
ing nuts is what distinguishes us
from mere humans." Eventually
he was elected to Congress where,
vocally at least, he saved more
than anybody.
One day his old grandmother
took him aside and said, "Your
doctrine is okay, kid. But remem-
ber your granddaddy didn't make
his by playing it safe."
Albert III, vas shocked. "The
old gal is on betel nuts," he said.
MORAL: Today's conservatives
often are the product of yester-
day's radicals.
* * *
Once there was a fox named
Horace. He lived in a zoo.
It was wonderful. The zoo
looked almost like the real out-
of-doors,. and the keeper bought
the finest meats, and what he
didn't eat himself, he graciously
fed to the foxes. It was a soft liv-
ing, and the foxes knew it..
Except Horace. Horace was a
complainer. He kept saying how
he had never been in a real for-
est, never had a chance to stalk
his own game, never -.
"I'd like to get out of this
joint," Horace said.
"Why?" asked the prudent, sen-
sible foxes.
"I'm bored," he said. When the
door was left ajar, Horace skipped
The other foxes were distressed.
"I think he has outfoxed him-
self," said a lady fox, but then
she had always been a vixen.
Moral: One fox's security is an-
other fox's prison.
- * * *-

Fiscal Responsibility also stole
from Farmer McGregor, but he
wasn't ostentatious about it. He
took only enough for his imme-
diate needs - for the next 50
"I have more of the green stuff
than any rabbit in the world," he
Farmer McGregor got a stom-
ach full of this nonsense. He took
his shotgun, and soon spotted
Fiscal Responsibility because of
his large collection of loot.
"So you're the varmint," he
said. His dead aim blew F. R. And
his pile into bits and the next
Moral: Under certain condi-
tions, you can take it with you.
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official publication of The Univer-
sity of Michigan for which The
Michigan Daily assumes no edi-
torial responsibility. Notices should
be sent in TYPEWRITTEN form to
Room 3519 Administration Build-
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publication. Notices for Sunday
Daily due At 2:00 p.m. Friday.
FRIDAY, JULY 17, 1959
VOL. LXIX, NO. 18-S,
"Sense and Nonsense About Dr. Zhi-
vago.° Cleb Struve, Prof. of Russian
Lit., Univ. of Calif., Fri., July 17, 4:15
p.m., Aud. A, Angell Hall.
Prof. Gleb Struve, Dept. of Slavic
Languages and Literatures at the Univ.
of Calif., "Recent Developments in
Soviet Literature." Fri., July 17, 8:00
p.m., Aud. C, Angeli Hall;
Conference Series for English Teach-
ers. "A TV Course in the Humanities
for Secondary Schools," by Floyd Rin-
ker, Boston, Mass. Illustrated by Film
Lesson No. 1, with Clifton Fadiman as
teacher. Mon., July 20, 4 p.m., Angeli
Hall, Aud. A. Also at 7:30 p.m. In Aud.
B, film lessons of "Hamlet,": recorded
by Prof. Maynard Mack of Yale Univ.
The University of Michigan Wood-
wind Quintet, Rackham Lecture Hall,
8:30 p.m., Mon., July 20.
Academic Notices
Students, College of Engineering:
The final, day° for dropping courses
without record will be Fri., July 17.
A course may be dropped only with
the permission of the classifier after
conference with the instructor.
Doctoral Examination for William
Walter Graessley, Chem. Engrg.; thesis:
"A Study of the Irradiation Method in
the Measurement of Molecular Weight
Distribution in Polystyrene," Fri., July
17, 3201 E. Engrg., Bldg., 1:00 psm.
Chairman, G. B. Williams.
Doctoral Examination for Kenneth
Frank Jenkins, Education; thesis:
"The Effectiveness of the Telephone
as a Medium for Follow-Up Interview-


New Bedtimes Stories
For Prudent Children

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Perenunial UN Issues

Associated Press News Analyst
I NDIA HAS renewed her annual effort to get
Red China into the United Nations despite
the prospect that this year's vote against her
will be heavier than ever.
The move caused no great surprise, despite
India's unhappiness over Peiping's suppres-
sion this year of Tibet's autonomous govern-
The Indian stand every year when the Gen-
eral Assembly opens is that Red China is a
nation' and should belong to an organization
whose business is the relations between
Some other Asian nations who had been in-
clined to take the same view both as a matter
of principle and because they have tolive near
vast China had hoped that they might not be
called on to answer the roll call this year,
after the brutal suppression of the Tibetan

rather than have the power exercised by the
Nationalist rulers of a small island.
This view has always been subject to the
argument that Nationalist China was. not
made a member of the Big Five because of her
real importance in world politics, but because
of her war services.
At any rate, the Peiping regime has never
done anything to remove the formal stigma of
aggression pinned on her by the United Na-
tions in connection with the Korean War, and
the United States has always been able to rally
sufficient votes against UN membership on
that ground.
THIS HAS NOT always set well with some
of America's allies, especially Britain, which
recognizes Peiping diplomatically and has
never shown any sympathy for the Chiang
Kai-Shek regime. One of Britain's great inter-
ests is in the Hong Kong trade with China,



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