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Making the Move To
'Dump Johnson in '68'

ZOLTON FERENCY took a big step Tues-
day. In calling for the rejection of
Lyndon Johnson as the Democratic
party's 1968 presidential candidate, the
former gubernatorial candidate has be-
come the first national party figure to
join the "Dump Johnson in '68" band-
wagon, and should be congratulated for
his efforts.
As Ferency explains: "It has now be-
come obvious that the White House is
in no mood to tolerate differences or dis-
sent from, administration policy. And
there will be no friendly gestures in the
direction of the uneasy and unhappy
liberals, intellectuals, and peace Demo-
What is most important, though, is
not what the Democratic State Party
Chairman has said, in that his statement
not a particularly original analysis, but
rather that a major party figure has
finally opened the floodgates for dissent
within the rapidly dying Democracy.
It now becomes the responsibility of
other party figures to renounce Johnson
and to allow for an atmosphere within
which other possible candidates may be
This is where the trouble begins, though,
for Ferency, in all his frankness,'does not

have a position to protect where other
"leaders" such as Robert Kennedy, Eu-
gene McCarthy, and Mike Mansfield do.
It may certainly be that these men of
"importance" will sacrifice their ideals
for the pragmatism and safety of the
present administration, as indeed they
have indicated in the past.
BUT THE SUPPORT of such men may
not be needed, at least not at first. A
more advantageous means would be to
build up a substructure of sympathy for
a non-Johnson ticket at the state level,
with men like Michigan's Ferency at the
forefront. If this were to be conducted
successfully, then the Kennedys, McCar-
thys, and the Mansfields would almost
be forced to follow suit.
Ferency, in his press release, may have
started a ground swell for an alternative
in 1968; his statement hopefully can
act as a catalyst for a "real choice" can-
didate. Johnson, though, must be re-
placed at all costs.
Harry S. Truman 'once caustically re-
marked that "any fool can get himself
renominated." Let's hope he wasn't
Associate EditoriAl Director

r w 'Under the Influence
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
of Meredith Eiker
In days of old when nights were bold University far more even than they are hurting them- and the dramatic high tragedy which has resulted when
And freshman girls had hours, selves. The concept of chivalry has been dealt a freshman girls were forced to leave their loves for the
For a sweet young lass without a pass dastardly blow and the elimination of freshman women's night. Men have been forced into a position of com-
Late minutes equalled flowers ... hours seriously threatens the remnants of masculinity plete honesty. No longer will they be able to secretly
on campus. arrange a late date with an upperclass coed and have a
hE WEEKEND ORDEAL of ingenuity which for years ready-made reason for taking the gentle freshwoman
has challenged freshman women is coming to a
mournful end. No one cares anymore whether screens UNIVERSITY MEN will lose the tradition of sending they're also dating home before two in the morning.
can be carefully prepared for immediate removal on the roses to young ladies receiving late minutes on their ac- The University is witnessing the end of a great era
cant becrfullyprepredforimeiatremhoval tihg count. What earthly good is a rose without a late min- and embarking upon another stripped of many of the
first hlor of Stockwell; no one will spend hours sculpting ute attached to it? They will have no reason for waking weekend traditions it's held for so long. Housemothers
shapely dummies for empty beds or bother to put hair- utatahdtitThywlhaenresnfrwknwekntrdtosi'hedfrslogHosmtespeeonplosCoebtlswlloeterueunsthsleigbatwhhapasdiastpriahaeencstsdeskeesofheesadwllid
pieces on pillows. Coke bottles will lose their usefulness the sleeping beauty who has passed in a stupor in a .have been cast aside as keepers of the keys and will find
as door stoppers, and woe of woe, apartment dwellers' roommate's bed. And pity the roommate who must nestle themselves spending many nights alone in the dorms
asoorhstoppernandoer owoepraimnthimself and his "Snoopy" doll on the floor in front of with not even the remotest excuse for running a bed
couches will no longer be at a premium. the TV for the night. check and saying good-night to the girls.
As freshman women vote away the administrative
chastity belt of hours, they are voting at the same time Univrsity m will now know what men i the ea WHAT OTHER INSTITUTIONS this new generation
to eliminate the University's greatest opportunity for wi set like wen sfme was given t will seek to destroy is beyond my senior comprehension.
utilizing students' creative resources. The "mission im- Without hours, freshman women have been given the Within a few years the University community may wit-
posible" struggle which highlighted a coed's weekend right to participate in panty raids which have long been ness the end of window-peeping at Markley, midnight
plans has ceased to be necessary. Privacy will once again monopolized by men. All the sport will evaporate from kisses under the Engin Arch, and roaring lions in front
return to the walkways leading to women's dorms during panty raids as women come out and hand men items of of the Natural History Museum.
the midnight hours and the ceremonious line-up for the underwear instead of making the men beg and plead Who knows, maybe someday someone will turn the
last good-night kiss will dissolve. beneath a coed's window 'M' in the middle of the Diag upside down so that it's a
The women, however, are hurting the men of the Ruined as well is the age old scene of unrequited love W'-for women.
Letters: Sex and the Single iation Ethc
To the Editor: express a unity already achieved). More on Revolution malists to the old Russian popul- suggests, would go unnoticed by
HAVE RECEIVED enuogh com- Such acts express habitual msm- To the Editor: ists has a valid point, we think the organs of government, both
ment on The Daily's report of cerity and reflect the inability of ROF. MENDEL'S article in that a more apt analogy (still state and federal. Perhaps, by
the October 12 Symposium on Love persons to encounter others as Ssndrawing on Russian history) threatening the country with vio-
to feel compelled to offer this re- persons, to participate fully and revolutions was both perceptive would compare the atmosphere in lence, they will awaken our som-
iteration of my answer that eve- joyfully in the human reality. andthought provoking. Neverthe- Russia in 1904-05 with that of nolent leaders who will then
ning to the question "Are you in The question becomes, in the less, we think there are a few our country today.. Russia was seething with revolu- towards social improvement in
favor of premarital intercourse?" I end, one of the role of sexuality inf points that call for comment. tissnaya sethitandrviolenc on ord to prven thoemcenasin
tried to articulate this position as human existence. I believe that we It is strange for example, that thonary sentiment nd violegvern ave of violence from becoming
an alternative to D Schneider s and moral codes, products of an- the Vietnam war escaped mention ment was fighting its "splendid an open civil war.
marital intercourse, other time, will need to give way most vociferous critics of that war little war" in the Far East. The Incidentally, things may well
to a sex ethic expressive of our are our activists, moderates as Russo-Japanese War, like the get worse before they get better,
The primary basis of any per- rising aspirations and new sensibil- well as extremists. All the acti- Vietnam war (as recent polls have for it is possible that, until they
sonal relationship, in or outside of ities. I hope that the day is not indicated), was extremely unpop- get worse, nothing will be done
marriage, is a mutual love, safe- far off when every individual will sts realize thetat e slums can- ular at home. But let us not get to solve the problems that plague
guarded in its expressions by emo- be able to affirm his sexuality joy- nof helpm i classe candot lost in esoteric analogies. ue.
tional sincerity-not by simple be- fully, confidently, and responsibly inifitly po veas lng Our maximalists today were -F. Philos
havioral rules. Though I believe as an integral part of his human- be gnificatly proved as o not always maximalists. They be- -Carlos Montedoro
that mutual desire,whether sexual ity tgan with nonviolent action to
wealth are diverted to the war. To the Editor:
or not, is never an appropriate aheelglcvlrgt;bti
basis for human relationship, this -David M. Wulff, Counselor While Prof. Mendel's analogy he lea h bHE Graduate Art Association
doeis nothman thatioheisexalhie Office of Religious Affairs comparing the American maxi- the last decade they became dis- HEGautArAsoiin
does not mean that the sexual re- illusioned when they saw that the at a meeting Thurdsay night,
lationship is always inappropriate real problems were economic, not endorsed a letter demanding evi-
outside of marriage. \ racial. Is there any wonder that dence supporting the tuition dif-
As the philosophere John Mac- \theysee an intimate connection ferences as they now exist between
murry hs pt i, th la ofre-between the living standards of graduate and undergraduate stu-
murray has put it, the law of re- the poor and the distorted values dents in the Art Department The
lationships is simply this the of our society whose leaders are Association also ruled that unless
hen nemaesobectof the squandering billions to kill peo- valid justifications are brought
pleandgose ggstomake ti forth by Oct. 27, it would request
othrevn f h cnsnt, oe io \ple and goose eggs to mk this that the University return the
other, even if he consents, one vio- country
lates the other's integrity and one country a ecent place i wh tuition difference to graduate stu-
thereby violates his own. LearningtolvTeaiissmywl
te ryinontessemotinaingismo ~"have their own psychological rea- dents.
integrity in ones emotional life is sons for doing what they are do- The Graduate Art Association,
never easy, especially in face of madeup of MA and MFA degree
the pervasive dishonesties in our ing, but to a large degree their candidates, is concerned over the
culture; yet it must be learned if psychological interests coincide gross inadequiacies underlying the
individuals are to experience the with the material interests of the Graduate Arts programs and is
por alarmed at administrative inef-
commitment and intentional mu- aamda dmsrtv nf
tuality of full human relationship. IT IS ALL well and good to ad- fectiveness in improving matters
(The body of my address attempt- Physical conditions in the Art
ed to suggest some qualities of vise the affluent extremists to Department are not only inade-
genuine relationship, phenomena "f wcaseoadotg ene; bute quate, they are deplorable foster-
which are still far too rare in this what would Prof. Mendel advise ing an attitude of frustration un-
age of sex manuals and laboratory the conscious members of the low- matched by any other Graduate
intercourse.) er classes - Carmichael, Brown, Department at the University.
\ the Black Panthers, et, al.? How Many students are forced to rent
BELIEVE TAT SEX would he advise them to go slow work space on their own, away
tura and appropriate expression and be peaceful when the afflu- from the school, hoping to accom-
of real unity between persons, ent society is paraded before the plish their work 'in spite of the
achieved through emotional sin- eyes of the rat-bitten-slum dwell-+' shcool."
cerity. The difficulty, of course, is ers every day by the mass media? The Association feels that the
that most young people have little Prof. Mendel writes that the Art School fails in minimal res-
und estnding o w hac love \*maximalists are irrelevant here ponsibility to its graduate stu-
undestandiatg f wht such a love andacualy+arfultoth dents (in many cases graduate
is. (Rilke states this well in his i , *ti ,=z:+1x " v.' and actually harmful to the det(imaycssgdue
"Letters to a Young Poet.) I would \ cause of social justices in our students must work around un-
guess that at least 95 per cent of country. Not necessarily. They dergraduate classes) and feels the
acts of premarital intercourse are serve to focus attention on these University has a moral responsi-
sadly inauthentic-and therefore burning problems, which, if at- bility to refund the tuition dif-
inappropriate, unwise, "sinful" (in 3 "'KW' ' t A WAR. RAINWASH JOE. tacked in the slow quiet and
that they separate, rather than ~ ~ " ~ MxE.''" peaceful manner Prof, Mendel -Daniel Higgins, chairman
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You Dropped Your Card the Last Time You Visited?'





The Fire This Time

IT IS UNFORTUNATE that there were
no photographers present at the Plaza
Hotel this summer when Los Angeles po-
lice - armed with nightsticks and work-
ing their patrols in roving motorcycle
bands - stamped a non-violent, non-
obstructive, peace demonstration.
Their pictures would have proved
hauntingly similar to the now infamous
shot of the Birmingham police "restoring
order" at an early civil rights demonstra-
tion with fire hoses, cattle prods, and
police dogs.
For, clearly, the peace movement is
follow a path only too reminiscent of
the one the civil rights movement took in
the early '60's. Orderly, non-obstructive
protests were then and are increasingly
now met locally by violence and nation-
ally by amused inaction.
THE PEACE MOVEMENT, in fact, has
already known far more serious frus-
trations than its predecessor. Where civil
rights at last secured national support,
the anti-war drive has had to contend
with the adamance of the federal govern-
ment and the virulent counter-moves of
the local police.

The demonstrations in the Bay area
this week may have set the mood of pro-
test for the next several years. As pro-
tests aimed only at expressing discontent
over present policy consistently fail, they
give way to acts of civil disobedience
which attempt to slow the war by phy-
sically obstructing war preparations.
But the mood of violence has been set
not by the protesters but by the police
who have chosen to block orderly demon-
strations with gas bombs and nightsticks
-what the Oakland Police Department
calls "normal crowd control procedures."
ical plants are unlikely to replace the
Detroit Lions as Sunday afternoon tele-
vision fare. But it is equally inconceivable
that the drive to end the war will crumble
in the face of increasingly harsh police
tactics. What is probable is that the
protesters will counter force with force.
The first acts of civil violence have been
directed at attacking police, both in
Oakland and yesterday at the University
of Wisconsin. There is little doubt that
the violence is going to spread.


A Token of Little Esteem

IN PURSUING the commendable but un-
attainable goal of numerical racial
equality in the public schools, Michigan
may be forgetting its foremost obliga-
tion: to provide the highest quality of
education for all the students of the
Prompted by the outcome of a recent
survey by the University's Survey Re-
search Center, the state's Department of
Education Plans to use the State Board of
Education's constitutional power to direct
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Editorial Staff
MEREDITH BIKER. Managing Editor
City Editor Editorial Director
SUSAN ELAN ........... Associate Managing Editor
STEPHEN FIRSHEIN ...... Associate Managing Editor
LAURENCE MEDOW ...... Associate Managing Editor
JOHN LOTTIER ........ Associate Editorial Director
RONALD KLEMPNER .... Associate Editorial Director
SUSAN SCHNEPP?............... Personnel Director
NEIL SHISTER ............. . Magazine Editor
CAROLE KAPLA ........Associate Magazine Editor
LISSA MATROSS .................... Arts Editor
ANDY SACKS ..... ......... Photo Editor
RIOERT SHEFFIELD ... ... .Lab Chief
NIGHT EDITOR~S: W. Rexford Beniot, Neal Bruss,

school policies to integrate the teaching
staffs of every district in the state--even
those where no Negroes reside. Moreover,
the department is asking that every pos-
sible method be used to distribute Negro
and white students equally within
SRC's findings do demonstrate clear
racial imbalance. While 85 per cent of
the state's pupils are white, 97.6 per cent
of their teachers are white. Sixty per cent
of the state's pupils attend all-white
schools and 75 per cent of the Negroes
attend schools which approach 100 per
cent Negro enrollment.
YET THE PROVISION of a few token
Negroes in each school to "show child-
ren what it is like to live in a multi-racial
world" not only falls far short of remedy-
ing the imbalance, but also makes the
offensive assumption that Negro teachers
are not only available to teach but are
willing to be put on display in white
suburban classrooms.
And the request for homogeneous en-
rollments -- which according to the de-
partment could best be accomplished by
busing, is unlikely to be taken with a
smile by districts which are not anxious
to spend their limited education money
on large-scale transportation efforts.
THE PROBLEM with both of the depart-
ments' proposals is that they ignore
the growing need for state money just to
provide a top-flight education for the

First of Two Parts
THE MOST disappointed per-
sons watching Monday's na-
tionwide returning of draft cards
to selective service boards were
those men who had previously de-
stroyed their cards and were un-
able to participate.
In 30 American cities and Lon-
don, the total number of draft
card burnings and returnings
easily passed 1,000. In most in-
stances, participants in the co-
ordinated resistance effort were
denied the satisfaction of having
a selective service official volun-
tarily accept the cards. In those
instances, the registration slips
were left on desks, doors or mail-
ed into Washington Selective
Service Headquarters.
In Washington a Col. Olmer
took cards from 11 men but de-
nied that he had "accepted" them
even while holding them in his
lap. "It's the policy of the selec-
tive service not to put people in
jail but to get them to comply
with the law. If they get another
card, I'd say we'll forget about
it," he said.
draft refusals is the last thing the
resisters want. The massive na-
tionwide effort was co-ordinated
by a California-based group call-
ed The Resistance as part of a
week-long "stop-the-draft" move-
ment of hand-ins, sit-ins and

The first is the possibilities for
prosecution; the second is keep-
ing the movement alive.
Under federal law, willful de-
struction or non-possession of a
draft card is punishable by up
to five years in jail or $10,000
fine. Most of the militant sup-
porters of the hand-ins fully in-
tended to go to jail in the course
of the civil disobedience.
However, selective service offi-
cials cooly played dumb by re-
fusing to officially "accept" the
severance of ties. None of the
officials are willing to comment
on what will follow, although FBI
investigation is probably the next
Local draft boards will probably
be informed of a resister's non-
possession of a card. However,
the youth must have included a
statement to the effect of non-
cooperation with the handed-in
card. Otherwise, he may receive
the registration form in the mail
with a note to the effect "We
notice you dropped your card the
last time you visited."
The chances for prosecution
appear very low. During the last
April 15 mobilization at New
York, 158 draft cards were burn-
ed; since then only one burner
has been arrested. Only 20 cases
altogether have been before the
THE SITUATION is further
complicated by two cases on non-

session was an offense necessarily
included within the charge of de-
stroying the card.
The Justice Department asked
the Supreme Court to iron out
the contradictions between this

choose to speed up induction or- churches in Detroit have been
ders as a form of punishment. offered as refuges.

SEVERAL OLDER anti - war
leaders have put forward a sym-
bolic affirmation of support for

BUT BEYOND the willful self-
martyrdom of the draft resisters
-a martydrom the selective serv-
irgp wilfl t- r to avod fanning--the~


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